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. Ill ' " . A isubtU IHUnctioa Knuwu Only to v : i ' !.. T hrrw ntiff w it tradesman renowned m a screw, Who l(t pins snd nediea and csllooes too, Tltl l. btu.t nj a fortune the which m U grew . Just ruined small traders the whole city throng n Y t on thing be kuew, l:.twt. u uw sud you, Thcrs was a distinction Tsixi Christian aud Jpw. i Till li died In his mansion great millionaire The ouT of thousand but uothlug to sparo lor the needy and n froiu nungt "'te'" AaJ oilly i'l ttUM. to cUrka In bin bop. f.ut left It nil to A iswvrr, who knew A subtle distinction rwut Ebrew nd Je w. 1 id man was no trader, but siuipiy a frieud Of Uus Gent Lo k. pt shoy and who, m-ariug bin mil, H.mded over a minion twas only his due, Who discovered tbiH coutrant 'twixt Kbrewaud Jew, For he said, 44 If you Ttew Ibis case ae I do, . Thera m a uatinctlon """""" Twixt Ebrew aud Jew. "For the Jew is man who will tnuke money through Kin skill, bin tinf, and hln capital too, And an Ebrew' a jnan that we ien tiles can do,' Ho you see tlu-rti's a contrast twlxt Ebrew and Jew. , Ebrew and Jew, ' . i , . . , , ; Jew and Ebrew, There's a subtlt distinction ,, ', ' 'Twixt Ebrow and Jew," ,' So be kept rrp his business of needles and plnH,' But always oije dsy he atoned for his sins, ' But never the aama day (for thai wouldn't do) That the Jew faced his Ood with the awful Ebrew. . , , : For tbia man be knew, Ik t ween uie and you, There waa a distinction 'Twixt Ebrew aud Jew. I i ' 8o be sold soda water, and sbnt tip the fount Of a druglt whose creed waa the Speech on Uio Mourt, And ha tr fflc'ied in gaiters and ruined the trade Of a Ocrii a a whose creed waa by great Luther made. Bat always be knew, Between ine and you, A subtle distinction 'Twlxt Ebrew and Jew. Then be kept a hotel bore bis trouble began In a fashion unknown to bia primitive plau; l or the rule of this bouse to bis manager run, " Don't give entcrtalnmeut to Israelite man." Vet the manaKer knew, Between me and you, No other distinction 'Twix Ebrew and Jew. " You may give to John Morrlssey supper and wine, And Madame N. N. to your care I'll renign; You'll see that those Jenkins inm Missouri Flat Are properly cared for; but recollect that Never a Jew Who's not an Ebrew Shall take np his lodgings Here at the Grand U. "You'll allow Miss McFllmsey her diumonds to wear; You'll penult the Van Dams at the waiters to swear; You'll allow Miss Decollete to flirt on tbe stair; But as to an Israelite pray have a care, For, between me and you, Thoutih the doctrine is new, There's a business distinction 'Twlxt Ebrew and Jew." . Now, bow Miail we know? Prophet, tell us, pray do, Where tbe line of the Hebrew lades inlo tho Jew. Shsll we keep out Disraeli and take lUitliMthild in ? Or snub Myerleer and think Verdi a sin ? What shull we do ? O, give us a few Pniiiis to dlntinguish , 'Twixt Ebrew and Jew. There wa Olo Heaven help lis ! bo d"eil in With thorns on bi forehead, but Love In bis face, And when fox s bad boles " and the birds of the air Pad their nrtt in tbe trees, there was no spot to pare For this " Klntf of the Jews." Did the Itomans ref iwe This right to the Ebrews Or only to Jows? THE 31 AID OF CULTAOIORE. Ou the northern coast of Ireland the traveler's ntteDtion may be attracted by numerous inlands lying adjacent to the mainland. On one of those lovely spots, named Cnlta-More, thew lived a widow about 50 years old, her husband having met his untimely death during n violent storm olf the eoant. The widow, Mrs. MacDermot, was blessed with one child, a daughter of sweet 10, who, for beauty, could not be excelled by any of tho colcrn on the three adjoining inlands. As might be expected her homo was the favorite re fiott of all the youngsters nbout the place, each one of them in hopes of guinirjg iiss MacDermot's affections. Hilary, such was her name, received them ull cordially, but paid no more at tention to one than another. On an ad joining island there lived a farmer named Jim O'Donnell, who had three sons, Thomas, Martin and Jnmes. Thomas be ing the eldest, he thought he should be thinking of getting married. He was a tout young man, about 25 years of age, of lavk complexion, but well-built and tall. Thorn is, thinking tho widow's daughter n good chance, no she was the heiress of n large fnrm, paid numerous visits to her house, while his younger brother, James, n boy of eighteen, handsome and intel ligent, visited there often, and, ns it proved, with more succiss than his brother. Thomas, liuding this out, grew jealous of his brother ; he consulted bis father and advised him to semi James to college, to prepare him for teaching school in the parish they lived in. The old man con&enled to send James to a college in Glasgow, where he had some acquaintances. "VVhen James became aware of this arrangement,' he did not care to leave without making a visit to Miss MacDermot. About three in the aftennvm he rowed his boat across tho channel to the opposite shoro and went immediately to the widow's. He was received with caidc-ivcaliofailthc. Ho told Mibs Mary that the principal object of his visit wns that lie was going to Glasgow to study, and, ns that was to be his last visit for some time, he informed Iter how deeply he was in love with her, and if she only loved him in retnrn he would be the ftappiest man on earth. Hhe gave him her hand silently, the tears rolling down her bright cheeks, un til she broke tho silence by telling him to go and inform her mother of his de parture. Both went immediately to tho old woman, and James informed her that he was going away for three years, and ho had come to bid her and Mary good by. Giving him a hearty shake of the hand, end a dhnrahaum (Ood preserve you), t'je lovers ported, leaving the tears standing in Mry's eyes. Two days af terwards he started tor Glasgow, and ar riving sale he sent two letters, one to liis father r.i:d tho other to the widow's danht r, to inform them of his safe arrival. For u y ar after the letter-carrier might be seen t'Viee a month crossing the wild moor toward tho Widow MacDcrmot's .mil dioppiug a letter for Ik r daughter. ' After James O'Donnell's '.departure, bi. brother Thomas made frequent visits to the islfind. One evening in the month of October, 18 , lie started from homo, determined to know his fate before his retnrn. When he got to Mrs. Mae Dermot's, there was no one in but that lady. 'Good evening, Mrs. Mac." ' Good evieuing to Vou kindly take a seat und sit ' down, rf -was tho widow's reply. 1 4 4 ' " " "I came on particular business this evening. ' I came to know if you would bo wishful to rcoeiye me tia your son-in-law. You want a good, strong man to work your farm, and to make you as com fortable as I possibly can." The widow said: ' Thomas, I havo no objection to your being my son-in-law, but I did not think Mary had ner thoughts ou marriage at present. However Mary is coming in; atsk her, and if she is will ing I am content." The words were scarcely spoken when Mary entered with a pail of milk in her hand. Good evening, Mr. O'Donnell," she said; "you are quite welcome." 'Thank yon, Mary," he answered, reaching her his hand; I hope you will not be angry with me for what I am going to say. I love" you " dearly. I you will consent to be my wife, I will do nil in my power to mako you' and your mother as comfortable as I possibly can." f Mary stepped back from' him and an swered: 1 ' "Mr. O'Donnell,' I have not made up my mind to marry for a couple of years; besides, I would not marry you any way." ' . A dark cloud of anger overspread his features, and, muttering to himself , 'I knew it ; but she will rue tho day she will ever marry any other," he departed from tho widow's as angry as v he could be, and returned home. Time rolled on, and James O'Donnell's three years were drawing to a close. Mary was expecting a letter from him every tiny, to inform her of his arrival home. One pleasant evening, as she was sitting on the door-step, pondering over the list visit he had made her, ' Per haps he had seen some Scotch girl in Glasgow to admire more than me," she thought. At that moment she heard the echoes of a horn, and, raising her head, sho saw tho letter-carrier crossing the wild moor, with his leather bag on his back. Sho ran to meet him, for he never took that road except he had a letter for her or her mother. Ho gave her a package ; on opening it she found a nice book and a note from the object of her thoughts. Tho note informed her that he would go home after another month. A smile of joy spread over her countenance ns she read the note. Perhaps he may love me yet," sho inwardly said. She hastened to tell her mother the news. Her fond parent was overjoyed to hear of his return home. Four weeks afterward Mary received another visit from tho mail-carrier, with a note to inform her that James was about to start for home on the next day. He had made all preparations to leave ou the day appointed, The ship was to sail ut 8 a. m. , . . After four-and-tweuty hours of tedious sailing she cast anchor in view of the city of Londonderry, and James O'Don nell arrived sale at home. After a hearty welcome from all his friends, he thought it was time he was on his road towards the widow's. He started, therefore, for her home, and ns he got to the channel, who did he see on the opposite shore, sitting in the boat, but Msry McDermot, waiting for him. As soon as she espied him she rowed the boat to meet him. But what a different man from tho boy of eighteen that left her three years ago; a full-grown man, handsome-featured, broad shoulders, elegantly-built and well dressed. He grasped her in his arms and pressed her to liis heart. "Oh, Mary," he exclaimed, "is it yon? " " Yes, James, it is me; I was waiting for you; come over to the house; how ghul my mother will be to see yon." They got into the boat and pulled across to tho opposite shore, and started for the widow's house. Mary's mother was waiting on tho threshold to meet them. The new arrival chatted with the mother and daughter for a few hours, when the old woman retired and left the young people to have a quiet talk. James then drew his seat towards Mary, and, taking her hand, asked her if sho remembered the promise he mado her three years before, and if she was willing to renew it then and to become his wife. " Oh, how good of you, James, to ask me. I could never marry any one but you," sho answered. Taking her hand in his, he imprinted a kiss on her blush ing checks. , " This is the happiest moment of my life," he said. "Appoint the wedding dav." The wedding day was appointed and arrived at lost, and all the neighbors in the adjoining islands were invited to the wedding. Themarriage service was per formed by the parish priest in the village church, and on their return homo old Micky Brennan, tho piper, took tho lead with liis bagpipes, playing "Haste to tho Uedding, " All the way to Gal way, ' "The White Cockade," tho "Humors of Glinu," and " Patrick's Day," and other Irish airs, on the wny home. hen they arrived at Mr. O'Donnell's, there was a good dinner ready for them. Tho wed dingers ato heartily, and, as there was plenty of poteen, everyone helped him self plentifully. Everything was going on well, when it was proposed for the bride to give a toast. 1 Sho took a bump er in her hand and gave them a few brief words, most worthy of the occasion. Old Paddy Gallagher, who was sitting in the corner, next to Micky Brennan, the piper, jumped from his seat and asked why she did not speak in the Gaelic (for the old man could not understand any English, and ho considered it an insirlt to speak English in his presence), and a violent altercation ensued, but it was soon qui tted. Micky Brennan squeezed tho bagpipes, und played tho Irish Wash woman," and set them all a-daucing. Tho groom and tho bride were ns hapiy ns could be. The bride says to her husband, James, I have something to Havtoyou." '"What is it? "ho said. " You remember when I told you of Thomas' proposing to marry me. I am afraid to meet him or speak to him; I se; anger in his eyes. Everyone seems to bi h ippy but him." " I will tell you what I intend doing Mary," ho added. "James, what is it ? " she said. " We will go over to your mother's to-night, and a few others, and wo will have a pleasant time. You will go over with Thomas and try to make friends, ns you are my wife now. He will not Ik? angry with you. I will speak to him myself." Ho went to Thomas and told him " that a few of tho company were .going over to my mother-in-law's, and I want you for to take Mary over along with you, and I will take over the rest of: the compa ny." Thomas and the bride started first, and as they reached the shore they wont into the boat "Mary," he sid, "I hopo you are contented with your choice. I suppose you. remember the evening I offered to marry you and you refused." "Yes," she answered, "I do. But could you blame me, as I was already engaged to your brother?" I3y this time thoy were midway in the channel. Instantly he dropped tho oars in tho sea and exclaimed, The plug is out of the boat and tho water is gushing in. Hare yourself the best you can. Jumping out into the sea, leaving her to her fate, he swam to shore and returned homo to his father's. When he got with in a quarter of a mile of his father's, he met James and his friends going to Mrs." MacDcrmot's, , , " What is the' matter, Thomas?" said J ames, " and where i3 my wife ?" , - Thomas hung down his head and spoke slowly, - " As we were crossing the chan nel tho plug (a wooden stopper used in a hole to let the water out) must ,be taken out by someone. , Tho boat com menced leaking rapidly, and I had enough to do to save myself." "Is my wifo drowned?' James asked, running , to the shore. When there he ran along the strand calling Mary, Mary !" but all to no avail ; tho echoes of his voice died , away amid tho sounds of tho dashing waves. As ho was run ning about in wild despair, he heard a voice saying, V James, James! help, help!" He stood and listened, but could not hear any more. He returned home like a man in a dream. He could not rest all that night, but walked about not knowing where he was. Early in the morning he went to tho ea-shore, and stopped there all day long, watch ing the waves ebbing to and fro. Often the words of the poet crossed his memory : The waters wild went o'er his child, And be was left lamenting. Time rolled on, and six weary months passed by, and during that timo he never spoko to Thomas nor Thomas to him. They always shunned each other. One day James met his father. "Fath er," says he, " if I do not leave this country, my brother Thomas will kill himself. I know by tho way he acts. I havo my mind on going to America." A few days after James started for Glas gow to take his passage to America. When Thomas jumped out of the boat and left Mary to her fato, a thought came to her to try to stop the hole to prevent fixe leakage, in which she suc ceeded by stuffing it with her shawl. "Now if I had the on rs I would get to shore, but they are lloating away with tho tide." She was drifted northward with a lively breeze. Sho was giving herself up for lost, when sho heard the cries of her husband. Then she an swered with all her strength, "James, James ! help, help !" and she fell insens ible in the boat Next day she awoko from her insensi bility and found herself in the midst of the ocean ; she became aware of her danger and stood up in tho loat holding her handkerchief in her hand, hoping it might attract the attention of some pass ing ship. She wafted about for a night and a day, and no sign of relief. The sun was sinking down on the waves of the Atlantic, when sho espied, coming towards her, a full-rigged ship. "Thank Heaven, relief at last ! " she says. She was taken on board tho ship, and wrapped in warm clothing, tmd the Cap tain's wifo took charge of her and nursed her tenderly. When sho recovered her self properly, tho Captain's wife took her on deck. But to her dismay, in all her grief, sorrow od trouble, she had no ono to speak a word to her, for it was a Danish ship, bound for Iceland. There was only one sailor on board that could speak a little English. They all en deavored to make her as comfortable a possible. The voyage was made to Iceland, and on her return back she was informed that the ship would call in at Glasgow, ami she could get off there and take shipping there for Ireland. When thoy arrived in Glasgow the Cnjin sent heron shore, with money enough to take her home to Ireland, and directed her to a hotel. When she got to tho hotel she entered tho office. She heard a voice saying, "Good-bye, Mr. P. I am bound for America to-day." Passing through the ollico ho saw a lady, He stood, and looked ran and clasped his fainting wife in his arnis, saying, "My wifo, my wife, it is you ?" He took her to his room and ordered a doctor. Tho doctor came and told him it was only weakness sho would bo recovered immediately. "When she recovered, how thankful she was to havo her husband once more. After taking a few days' pleasure in Glasgow, they returned home to Culta-More, where they were received with Caide-niaiie-failthes" from all friends and neighbors. Next morning after their ar rival Thomas O'Donnell was missing, and in a week after his dead body was washed ashore. James O'Donnell and his loving wifo lived happy afterward. S ends the romance of Mary MacDer mot, or tho maid of Culta-More. Large Noses. Dr. Cid, an inventive surgeon at Paria, noticed that elderly people, who for a long timo have worn eye-glasses sup ported on the nose by a spring, are apt to havo this organ long and thin. This he attributes to the compression which tho spring exerts on tho arteries by which the nose is nourished. The Men occurred to him that tho hint could be mado useful. Not long afterwanl h young lady of 15 consulted him, to see if he could restore to moderate dimensions her nose, which was large, fleshy, and unsightly. The tnit ho found was hereditary in her family, as her mother and sister were similarly affected. This was discouraging, as hereditary pecul iarities nrr particularly obstinate. But tho doctor determined to try his method, lie took exact measurement, and had constructed for her a " lunette pincc ticz" a spring and pad for compressing the artery, which she woro at night and whenever she conveniently could in the d.iytime. In three weeks a consolatory diminution was evident, and in three months the young lady was quite satis fied with the improvement in hor features. i '.i.'. : v. i'T , mi A HEAR STOliY. , . . HnwMWter with CaliroroU ftriiily. ' . - .im Oor. Sao Tranciaoo Chronicle.) Crossing over the trail from Bear val ley to San Bernardino, we encountered a grizzlv bear standing directly in onr path. My guide strongly advised mak ing a detour and leaving bruin in pos session of the pass, but I thought of my California stoek bought at 00 and de termined to he avenged upon this bmin for what I had suffered at the hands of the California street bears. I had a heavy Sharp's rifle, and, putting a hand ful of cartridges into my vest pocket to expedite rapid loading, I approached within 6ixty yards, andf dismounting, gave my lariat to my guide, telling him if he attempted to run off with the horses I would shoot him. I then took delib erate aim at the bear's head and fired. With a roar which sounded tome like that of forty lions combined he bounded toward me, nastily reloading, I fired again, and was so fortunate as to break one of his forelegs. , This so checked his advance that I was able to give him four more shots before we came to closo quarters. Owing to my rifio having becomo heated from rapid firing, 1 , had ' some diiliculty in 'extracting an exploded cartridge, and by the time I was prepared to deliver ray seventh and last shot for I had no more cartridges iu my, pocket my enemy was within ten feet of me. I could see. that nearly every shot had taken effect. Ono bullet had plowed a deep furrow from near the end of his nose to his left eye, under which it had lodged." From a wound in hia neck the blood was spouting in heavy, rapid jets. His end was evidently close at hand, but mine might be even nearer. All depended upon the chance he would give me to put in my next shot. Even if I had had more cartridges, I knew that I would not have time to reload.. I leveled my rifle, and as 1 did so the bear raised upon his hind legs as if to embrace mo. His left paw hung helpless by his side, my second shot having shattered the leg above tho knee. The long claws on his other paw looked anything but pleasant, as he extended it with the evident de sign of "going short" on me. As he raised his paw he extended his breast, and I sent my last bullet through his heart. He did not immediately drop, but settled back upon his haunches, and glared at mo for an instant with a fury of 10,000 devils in his eyes ; then with a growl of disappointed rage ho gave one convulsive ring forward and fell dead nt my feet. I examined my dead prize, and found that six of my seven shots had struck him. I came to tho conclu sion then and there to give a " grizzly" a wide berth for the future. It takes too much lead to kill him. The Koads Across the Balkans. Bulgaria, from the river to the Bal kans, is a rolling country, covered in so mo places with rich pastures and fer tile fields, and traversed by numerous streams. The "villages are not numer ous, and are widely sepnrnted from each other, but of considerable extent and generally well-provisioned ; on this re source, however, an invading nrmy cnu not rely, ns in all probability they have been already well drained by the Turks. This circumstance will, in consequence, necessitate the transportation of every thing needed for the subsistence of tho columns. The roads during the rainy season are, in this light, clayey soil, simply impracticable. The descent into the valleys, ns we approach the moun tains, becomes steep, and is rendered more difficult by tho abbence of bridges over all but tho principal water-courses. In tho winter, when the snow is very abundant, there are no roads nt all. In the summer all vegetation is burned up by the excessive heat, nnd the want of water is sensibly felt, although Mussul man piety has established fountains nnd dug wells wherever it is possible. This circumstance often necessitates long marches, particularly for the cavalry, and is a reason for an enforced bad se lection of canips nnd cantonments. Even when tho ro da are practicable an advance across the country is impossible for an array accompanied by a heavy train. The difficulties of tho passage of the Balkans uepend less upon tho abso lute height and inaccessibility of the mountains themselves than upon the countless obstacles of detail which accu mulate during six or sewn days' march, nnd are increased bv the paucity and bad condition of the lines of communi cation. The Balkan i3 almost uninhab ited ; its sides are covered with virgin forests, and as, even in the valleys, vil lages are not numerous, the roads are neglected. The first operation of any army of in vasion will, then, necessarily, be the construction of roads, 'i'ho defense of tho Balkan itself demands no addition to its already existing permanent fortifi cations, but merely tho establishment of field works and abattis at all the differ ent defiles, as the enemy's forces must be opposed at many points, it not being within tho limits of possibility to con centrate at any one. JhtQtarent tone trpondencc. The Up and Down of San Francisco. Joined to this failure of crops conies uie gToai panic or panics in mining spec ulations. Few States could stand the shock of $200,000,0(10 shrinkage in her securities in sixty daytt. All classes of the community arc involved. Thousands have dropped lrom positions of affluence to poverty within the period named. Ono man, repute! to bo worth 3, 0(H), 0(K, has lost all, ami is said to Io SJOO.000 in debt Now that this disaster is keenly tlt tv nil cIhsbom irom tue hod-carrier the richest mining mngnate, is seen in the general Hon at economy that uni- v rsiilly prevails. Tho Sheriffs lock is frequently seen upou tho door of hith i io proHoerous merchants, old estal bsbed houses nro calling on their credi tors for accommodation in the way of ex tensions, houses hi tho course of erection are stopped midway, and business blocks, for the time, are held in abevance. Per sonal economy appears in "hats a little out of style, ami coats seedy on tho edge, with rather a must ypmell, suggest ive of a raid upon a wardrobe long since laid aside. And yvt it is refreshing to see with what complacency these meu part with their splendid homes, their magnificent teams, and their eipensive habits, and, figuratively speaking, roll up theirsleeves and buckle in again to win back tho fortunes they have so sud denly lost. Perhaps no city on the con tinent has made such rapid strides in 3T7 . """ ' ;t' commercial prosperity a the Queen City -of the Pacific toast ? and certainly no peQ: pie have acquired audi great fortunes in so short a time as the wealthy citizens of this community during the past seven Tern, but to-dav they are suffering from en over-speculation, or the inflation of securities based on ncmious values. San Franc hco Cor. Kctvark Advcr User. Windsor Castle Hospitalities. A correspondent writes to the -New York Herald : "In connection with your graphic and interesting account of Queen Victoria's reception of Gen. Grant this remark oc curs : No such honor 8, nor anything approaching them, have ever before been paid to an American citizen.' A similar distinguished attention "was conferred upon Commander Henry I. Hartstene, United Stites navy, about the year 1854 or 1855. He was sent by our Govern ment to return to England one of her vessels which1 had len' nbnndoned in the Arotio sea and brought to this coun try and refitted. On this occasion Com mander Hartsteno t received and ' enter tained tho Queen upon the vessel, per sonally escorting her Majesty through an inspection of it He 1 afterwards dined with the Queen nnd Prince AHert, sur rounded by their children. Ho spent the night at the palace, but, with char' acteristio , modesty , and . aversion to notice, he obtained permission to leave privately before breakfast , the next morning. This reception was somewhat less stately than that of Gen. Grant, but to balance, this had in it even more of tho elements of personal intercourse with the sovereign. The Cuban Patriots.' Col. De Queralta, recently of the Cu ban army and a member of the now WTar Commission now representing the Cuban cause in this country, in an address to the American peoph) says: "At no time since the first blow of liberty wns struck, nine years ago, havts we Cubans been so near the realization of our hopes as at tho present moment. We need arms and ammunition. Wo do not ask for fili busters. We have enough Cubans on the island and in exile more, indeed, han we need to plant the Cubau flag even in Havana itself if we only had arms and ammunition. For the last three lo'g years we havo not received a single round of ammunition from outsid ers. We have to fight for it and take it from Spaniards. We, however, mako a good deal of powder on the island, and then rofill the cartridges picked np from the enemy. This is a slow process; still our little army of 18,000 men is now well clothed, and this has enabled us the past year to maintain the offensive with con siderable success." i 'Ravages of Wolves in Kussia. A pamphlet by M. Lasarewski, which has been issued from tho Russian Min istry of the Interior, gives a formidable account of the ravages of wolves, from which it appears that in European Rus sia alone about 200,000 of these beasts are harbored, a number which shows an increase rather than a diminution dur ing the last decode. In the three years ending in 1801, 125 persons were killed by the wolves, and in 1875 1G1 persons met their death from the same cause. Official reports show that about 180,000 head of large animals and 500,000 head of small f all vic tims to these marauders ; but these numbers are inadequate, since much destruction is wrought which is not officially reported. The female wolves nourish their young on fowl, and iu tho one government of Kasan they dispose of some 11,000 geese annually : besides this they kill at least 100,000 dogs in tho same time, and altogether cost European Russia about 500,000,000 roubles per annum. A Curious Will Case. A very singular will case was brought to the attention of the Probate Court to day. A man died leaving his property one-third to his wife, one-third to his child and the other third to a child then unborn. The unborn party proved to bo twins, and tho executor is sorely per plexed as to whether ho shall divide the third, giving each of the twins one-sixth of the estate, or whether he should carry out the testator's purpose to serve all tho children alike by giving them and the nrMnnuiinli nna-frinrili r wrl i tt 1 1 of arrnin he shall give tho widow her third and divide tho other two-thirds among the three children. The case being wholly without precedent in this State, the court gave the executor no advice, and tho conundrum is; to be in some way brought before the Supreme Court Sprinyficld Mass.) JiejyuLlican. Dead Horse! Standing Erect Mr. Smith was in town on Saturday with his hired man, and the two tell a singular story about a lightning stroke. Mr. Smith was on a grain drill in afield, and his hired man was about twelve rods from him, dragging. Suddenly Smith heard the noise of thunder, and became unconscious. The man also heard the noise, but neither of them saw any fl ish of lightning. The man went to Smith, and in about twenty minutes he was restored to conscious ness. Then attentiou was given to tho horses. One of them was standing erect, with one foot lifted a little way from the earth, and the other was kneeling with his nose in the earth, and both were stone dend, and retained their positions until they were pushed over. The sup position is that in this ense tho elec tricity went from the earth to the sky. Danville (A'y) Advertiser. Alcohol and Insanity. A correspondent of the Journal of Medical Science, Dr. Nonald, writing from Guinea, states with regard to the I etiology of insanity in that colony, that it is not found to be depending in any way on, or modified by, the nature of the climate, but that one of tho most fertile causes of the malady is intemperance; thid is more particularly the case among Creoles and Portuguese, alcohol being traceable, in many instances, as the di rect ngent. Dr. Nolaud states that among the lower classes rum is mostly used, and frequently, in the form of high wines, rum -40 over proof, so that it can easilv be understoxl that this iu time seriously interferes with the bodily health, and, acting as a poison, eventual ly produces cerebral lesions. Tom TitUMn cot an cry because a star ing crowd followed him into a Carsou, rNev.") barler shop, and he offered to Jight any one of them. I'm t;r m py old Tartnlor, Orizzly and gray, , ! I am vro-and-forty ' ' 1 If I am a day. I aui fUHy and crusty, And dry as bone; Bo Udls-K"od Udlea Just let uic aiona I . .. - - Go shake out your ringlets, , , And beam out In smiles 00 tinkle your trinkets And sbow on your wU. BewlU-h and liewtlder Wbertver you can ; But, pray pray, remember, I am not tbe wan ! I'm frozen to Llusbea, I'm proof against eyes ; I'm burdened to simp r And stouy to sibs ; I'm touKb to each dart That young Cupid can lance : I'm not in tbe market At any advance I 1 aew my own buttons, ; I darn my own boae, ' I koep my own counsel And fold my own clotbes , ! , I mind my own business, And llvemy own life ; ' 1 I won't no, tbe Dickens He pbigued with a wife : ( j , Ami yet there's nine spinster? Wbi believe me their fate ; There's two dozen widows ; ; Who'd change their estate ' Tbere'a silly young maiden i Who blush at my bow ; All all bent on marrying me,,( No matter bow I I walk forth In rrembHnr I come home In dread ; r I don't fear my heart, ... ;i i But I do fear my h.'ad ! . , , . My dullest speech Is a growl and a nod ; , And thut Heaven save me Is " charmingly odd 'J So ladies dear ladles J ust boar me, I pray ; ' I speak to you all ln the pluralest way. , My logic is simple As logic can be . . , If I won't marry yon, Pray don't marry me ' . , PITH A3D FOIST. A ttxe that young ladies try to catch : a million air. A splendid ear, but a poor voice, as the organ-grinder said of the donkey. You know mock modesty as you do mock-turtle from its being the produce of a calf's head. 44 Don't you think, husband, that you are apt to believe everything you hear?" 44 No, madam, not when you talk.". An inquiring individual writes to a paper to ask 44 how long cows should be milked? " 14 Why, tho samo as shwrt cows, of course! " , . . A little boy went to his mother and said, 44 Mamma, I'd think, if I was made of dust, I'd get muddy inside when I drink coffee." What's the difference between the lower part of tho leg and the lato comet ? One's shin and bone, and 'the other's been and shone. ' : - ; A little lwy, disputing with his sis ter on some subject, exclaimed : 44 It's true, for ma says so ; and if ma says so, it it so, if it ain't so." A boy, writing to his sister, said: 44 Sarah Jane Gibbs is dead, and her mother's got twins. They are girls, and this is awful fine weather for ducks." 44 What to eat and how to cook it," is the title of a book recently published. 44 What to eat and how to get it," would meet with a livelier sale among the labor ing classes here just now. The man who is curious to see how the world could get along without him can find out by sticking a cambric needle into a mill-pond, and then withdrawing it and looking at the hole. A stuono-minded wonion was heard to remark the other day that she would marry a man who had plenty of money, though ho was so ugly she had to scream every timo she looked at him. A line in one of Moore's songs reads thus: 44 Our couch shall le roses be spangled with dew." To which a sensi ble girl replied ; 44 'Twould give me the rheumatiz, nnd so it w,ould you." Two sable philosophers took shelter under the samo tree during a heavy shower. After some time one of them complained that he felt the rain. 44Neb ber mind," replied the other; 44dere's plenty of trees. When dis un am wet through we'll go to de oder." At a duel the parties discharged their pistols without effect, whereupon one of the seconds interfered, and proposed that tho combatants should shako hands. To this the other second objected as un necessary; for, said he, their hands have been shaking this half hour. , A neoico having been brought up bo fore a magistrate.ond convicted of pilfer ing, the magistrate began to ; re monstrate. 44 Do you know how to read?" 4 4 Yes, massa little." 44 Well, don't you ever mako use of the Bible ?" 14 Yes, massa, strap him razor on him sometimes. i ! e . 1 A dky goods clerk relates that a very pretty and stylish young lady called iu the store the other day and requested to see some lavender kid gloves, whereupon sho was shown several different shades of that color. Being a little overcome with so greot a variety, she asked, 44 Which of those pairs are the lavenderest ?" , ArrnorniATE names: For a printer's wife, Em;, for a sport'a wife, Betty; for a lawyer's wife, Sue; for a teamster's wife, Carrie; for a fisherman's wife, Net ty; for a shoemaker's wife, Peggy; for a carpet man's wife, Mattie; for an auctioneer's wife, Biddy; for a chemist's wife, Ann Eliza; for an engineer's wife, Bridget Two eminent memlers of the Irish bar, Doyle and Yelverton, quarreled one day so violently that from words they came to blows. Doyle, the more pow erful man (at the fists, at least), knocked down his adversary twice, exclaiming most vehemently, 4' You scoundrel, I'll make you behave yourself like a gentle man! " To which Yelverton, rising, an swered with equal indignation, "No sir, never! I defy you! I defy you! Youcnn't doit!" 1 MAcMahon. Marshal MacMahon's birthday was celebrated on tho 15th of June. liis age is f9. He was born in tho chateau of Sully, near Autun, in 1808. His father, Maurice de MacMahon, was faithful to the l$ourlon cause, and, during the reign of Louis XVIII., was created a Lieuten ant General nnd a commander of the order of St Louis. His grandfather, Jean Baptiste de MacMahon, born iu Limerick, Ireland, was naturalized and ennobled by the French Government in 1750. His ancestor first visited France in the suite of the exiled James II.. of England.