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A DOMESTIC TKAOKDT.
Nlbba wrtt boroe at tweWe. Ttu unusually late For bins, and he made a conjecture That lona Mre. N. would remain up and wait Hie coming to give him a lecture. He entered the honae and began an excuae, But abe waa too angry to lintcn, And, turning upon htin, abe made rapid ua Of her tongue, whila her eyea did tUslon. Ho crinprd like a culprit awaitln hla doom, And wulle at the bclnM of her passion II at a retrrat to tbe Jlttle bedroom And planned to escape aucu a laithla'. He took up a Muter tbat lay on a chair And under ttic covera he rolled It, Thon. pulling hia loott, he ascended the atalr, And i-ft Ltr to foolishly acold it. BLe entered the room and ahe cuttingly aiJ( 44 You're cruel and falae and unfeeiicg Ton know tbat you are, and you cwr your head Aa If you were guilty of ateallng P 6he put out the liht, and ahe aoornf u!ly luy With her back to the hulk without turning. For t ullv two houra ahe aoolded away ; But when ahe diacovered next morning The ghoatiy thct ptlon ahe uttered a stirlik. And aweoued for an hour, and was BJck for a week For what ho had dore he pretended to grieve lie petted and talked to hr aweetly And yet on the a!y he would lauRh in hia alcove To taluk she waa conquered completely. Regaining her health ahe became Tory meek ; KhM murmured no more when neglected. Though he went at pleasure fix mghta In the week, But he ah, be little inspected That thre waa a woman'e resentment concealed Away In her boeom'a ripe kornel That closet whoae contenta are never revealed By any appearance external. He came home one morning between two acd three Expecting to find her a-weeping, But, up-toeing in, waa dlatracted to Bee A couple apparently Bleeping t lie turned np the light, and he turned th a!r blue With BUlphurouB language tbat woke her, Declaring that aince abe had proven untrue Uu'd Blar.gbtcr the vll'aiu and choke her. He roared : " IliB blood shall atone for the ahaniel " fihe pleaded : ,4 Oh, don't kill my lover 1" But, drawing hia pistol, he took steady aim, And 44 xip ' went a ball through the cover. Itetnmiug the glittering apeeder of lead Back into the hip-pocket holnter. lie pulled down the blankets to find a man dead And there lay the innocent bolnter 1 lie fell on hia kneru and frora that day to thla The two have enjoyed connubial biisn. LOST LILT. " We will havo it out, now, if you please, madam 1" said Mark Arkwright to his wife, Augusta. And they did have it out with a venge ance. Both were high-tempered ; neither had learned self-control; and, before the scene between them was ended, both had spoken words such as no two people xeho love each other should ever speak. If two lnuiilerent persons quarrel, it docs not amount to much generally: bu when two who love each other indulge in the dangerous paotime it :3 frequent ly fatal to happiness. " They had been married but a year, rind tho sweet glamour of romance had hardly worn off. This was their first dinagreenif i;t, and it began in a secret. Perhaps Mr. Arkwright had ample cause to be angry with his wife. I um sure that every mpn will think so, though a woman's judgment might bo different. On tho afternoon of the quarrel ho had asked his wif3 to drive with him, and sho had declined on that old plea the headache. lie had pitied and petted her, and kissed her hot forehead, and smoothed her soft blonde hair, and es tablished her on the lounge in her room, with a pillow under her head and a shawl over her feet, before he went out for his afternoon drive. Two hours later ho had occasion to cross Hyde Park, and there, walking slowly down one of tho most secluded paths, he saw a purple-velvet 6kirt, be eido a black coat. Augusta had a pur- Ele-velvet skirt, and looked like an angel, er husband had frequently told her, all unmindful of tho historical fact that angels universally wear white, and aro supposed to be above the weakness of purplo-velvet skirts. The airs and manner of the man were foreign; he was handsome and had an uneasy appearance generally indeed, ho seemed to bo constantly looking over his shoulder. Arkwnght paused in the shadow of a clump of trees and watched the pair. I suppose "watched" ia the proper word, though Arkwright prided himself on be ing an extremely honorable man, and would doubtless have knocked anybody down who had insinuated anything to ike contrary. There was no mistaking tho graco of tho lady, the wave of her golden hair, tho turn of her snowy neck yes, the very wreah of purple panaies on her hat all were Augusta's; and in a mo ment more her husband heard her voice. Dear Arthur," she was saying, 41 every moment for you here is fraught with peril. Lose no time in getting out of London." "But, darling," returned tho man, ' nothing save my love for you has brought mo here; and it is hard if I can not havo jubt this little comfort." They moved away down the wa"!k, and Arkwright heard no more. But he had heard quite enough. He was in a white heat of passion, He dared not follow ikem and trust himself to speak. There was murder in his heart. He must wait a little till his temper cooled. He went to a stable, hired a fast horse, and rodo him till the animal was ready to drop. Then he went home and accused his wife. No matter in what words they were harsh and bitter enough, Heaven knows; and tho vile epithets ho applied to her at the outset roused all her haughty prido and resistance to arms. She heard him through. She at tempted no defense; she znade no denial; but, when he paused from sneer want of breath, she cursed the hour in which sho had married him. Then sho left the room. He had all night to subdue himself, and if she had come to him in the morn ing with any reasonablo explanation ho would havo listened to her. But she did not come. After a while he sought her in her room; but she was gone. She had taken with her only a bare change of raiment, and left no message to tell whither she was going. Fled with her paramour l" Arkwright aid, bitterly; and then and there he vowed to give himself no rest until he had found and killed them both. He tried hard to put his vow into execution. For thrco years he was a wanderer seeking always his wifo and her seducer, and finding them never. At last ho quitted wandering and went home. Ho was a very wealthy man now. Lands that ho had owned had increased prodigiously in value, and there was no need of his applying himsolf to busi- ness. 110 Duut a mansion, auu uveu - . Ml . t 1? 1 alone in it, with his books and thoughts for company. Ho had a retinue of serv- ants to anticipate his every wisu; no sat at a costly table, ana tirann wmo as om ns the hills; he drovo horses worth a fortune; he had everything that wealth could purchase, and yet he was never at peace, though for the world he would not have owned to anyimng oi mo junu. One day no was riding in tho suburbs of London, and camo upon a little child sitting by the wayside, sobbing bitterly. She had her apron full of primroses and violets, and a black-and-white kitten fas cuddled up in her arms. Moved by some impulse which he could not have exnlained. Arkwright stopped his horso n.nd accosted her. She souoeu out ner little story with nil a child's ingenuous ness. Her mamma had gono some where to carry work, and she and Spot had gone to walk by themselves, and thev had walked, oh, so far 1 and now thev wero lost. Her name was Lily, and the kitten's name was Spottie, and that was all she could tell to prove her identity. Sur prised at himself for doing so. Ark wright took her into the carriagekitten and all and earned her to his own homo. He advertised her, and for the first two or three days made some effort to discov er her relatives. Aftor that, ho did not want to discover them. Into his cold, closed heart Lily had crept, and made her homo there; and tho desolate, cyni cal man found himself loving her as i little before he had not dreamed of lov ing anything again. After tho lapse of a fortnight, the idea of Lily's leaving him became absolutely unbearable. He cot so nervous that he started at every sonnd of tho bell fearful that some one was coming to claim her. She and the kitten had it all their own way in Arkwright House. The strayed in the library, and upset the boots and papers to their mutual satisfaction. Lily sat on Arkwright's knee a great deal of tks time, amusing herself with braiding and curling his hair into tho most gro tesque shapes; and Spot, with feline au dacity, mounted on his shoulder, and nibbled tho top of his pen, or thrust her inquisitive little nose into his face, all unrebuked. But one day, just as Arkwright was beginning to feel sure of the child, a la dy came for her. This lady was tall and slight, and woro black, and had her face covered by a thick veil. Something in her low, sweet voice stirred tho inner most depths of Mark Arkwright's na ture, but a fierce pang shot through him when he saw with vhat eagerness Lily flew towards her. Mamma! darling mamma!" she cried, covering her with kisses. "Ipo dad oo turn ! Now oo oul I, and Spot, and pr.pa are all togedder !" Arkwright reddened, lie hp. a been weak enough to teach this child to call him piipa. Ho wondered vhat the lady thought of hi3 prpsumption; but sue seemed unwilling to linger. Sho thanked him for tho care he had given Lily offered to pay him for his trouble from a very slender-looking purse; and, being indignantly refused, sho turned to go. Lily was in her arms. Arkwright took a step toward them, and Lily threw an arm around his neck, drawing him up close, and face to face with tho lady. Through tho Ihick folds of the veil their eyes met. He started back, pallid and trembling. 'Augusta I" he faltered, in a choked voice. Mr. Arkwright !" She was the calmer of tho two. A woman always is in cases of emergency. All tho old love, fierce and ungovern able, rose up within him. This child! Whose is it?" he asked. Mine and yours," she answered, quietly. "She was bora four months after our separation. I wish you good morning." He caught her arm in an iron grasp. Stop ! My child ! Mine !" ho cried, dreaming, as if it woro an effort for him to realize it. . No, not yours now," she said, steadi ly. "You forfeited the right to claim her when you drove her mother from her home. Mark, at this time the last time I shall see you in this world I will tell you the truth. You wero jealous of my brother 1" Your brother! I never knew you had one 1" That was where I erred. Arthur was two years my junior, and a cruel mis fortune placed him in a position where he was suspected of forgery. He was unable to provo his innocence, and he fled from mistaken justice. I was too proud to tell you that I was the sister of one whom the world looked upon m a felon. In that I sinned. I had a secret from you, and upon that rock our happi ness was wrecked. Thank Heaven! Arthur is free now the guilty party has confessed, and my brother is a man once more." Arkwright snatchod her to hi breast, and would not lot her go. She tried her best to escape, but ho held her fast. I suppose ho won her pardon some way, for she remained nt Arkwright House, and Lily and Spot remained likewise. Go there to-day, and you will see the happiest family this side of paradise. Keniinlsccnces or Llucoln, Havhig been informed that Mr. Jesse Baker, of Crane creek, lived near Old Salem when our assassinated President kept store" in that ancient burg, I pil grimed to Undo Jesse's commodious residence, some weeks ago, and found a rich mino of historical wealth. After stating my errand, the venerable octo genarian cast his eyes on a largo por trait of Abraham Lincoln, which deco rated tho parlor, and proceeded to re late, among others, the following : When Lincoln first came to Salem the people didn't like him very well, for he was a terrible uncouth youngster, but they got to liko him mighty smart short ly after. He was the honot-test store keeper they ever had on tho Sangamon. He was a great fellow to joke, and was eternally a-btudying some book. My father and a couple other old settlers made np some money to buy somo law look9 for him. I cftea bet with young Lincoln on horse-races and turkey shooting, but, whenever he lost, I of fered him the money, but he stid : No, no, Jesso; yon won tho money honestly, and I don't tike it back.' Lincoln w.xs a great friend of tho Ktit lodge family. He took a great liking to Annie, and she never kept company with anybody else. Abo and hr were en gaged to be married, but she died, and Lincoln took it so much to heart that we thought he would go crazy. He wrote mournful verses from Burns' foems with chalk on the fences and ummed sad songs for a long while. He finally got married to Mary Todd, for whoso father I ran a whisky distil lery for somo time. Mary Tod.i waa a nice girl, but she couldn't hold a candle to Ann Itutledge. I helped Lincoln survey somo land on tho Quiver. That stream used to be called Little Macki naw, until I named it ' Quiver, because it was so quivonng. While Lincoln surveyed somo Government lands in Mason county, a constable levied on hia compass and other instruments for debt, and he would have sold or taken 'em alone if I hadn't advanced money enough to kill tho debt. Abo paid me back tho money as soon as he had it The first plea that he made was for me. and it was in tho Salem store. Some of us lively fellows had been on a Bprco to Snnnctield. when 1 set one fellow s new coat on fire. Ho had me arrested and tried, but Lincoln cleared me, and the burnt coat fellow had to pay tho drinks for the crowd." Cor. Havana (III.) Democrat. INTER-STATE COMMERCE. Th Power of the General Government The case of the Pensacola Telegraph Company against the "Western Union? Telegraph Company, recently decided by the Supremo Court of the United States, contains somo wholesome doc trine in relation to tho powers of tho General Government over the internal commerce of the country, as will be seen from the following extracts from the opinion of the court, dolivered by Chief Justice Wane : Congress has power to regulate commerce with foreign nations and among the several States' (Art. 1, sec. 8, par. 3), and to establish postoffices and post-roads.' (Id., par. 7.) The consti tution of tho United States, and tho laws made in pursuance thereof, are the supreme law of the land. . (Art. 0, par. 2.) A law of Congress, made in pursu ance of tho constitution, suspends or overrides all State statutes with whicb it is In conflict. Since the case of Gibbons vs. Ogden (9 "Wheat., 1) it has never been doubted that commercial intercourse is an ele ment of commerco which comes within the regulating power of Congress. Post offices and post-roads are established to facilitate the transmission of intelli gence. Both commerco and the postal service aro placed within tho power of Congress, because, being national in their operations, they should bo under the protecting care of the National Gov ernment, The powers thus granted are not confined to the instrumentalities of com merce, vr tho postal service known or in use when the constitution was adopted, 1 ut they keep pace with tho progress of the country and ulapt themselves to the new developments of time and eircura stances. They extend from the horse with its rider to ti e stage coach, from the sailing vessel to tho steamboat, from tho coach and the steamboat to tho rail road, and frora tho railroad to the tele graph, as these new agencies are succes sively brought into uso to nifet the de mands of increasing population and wealth. They wero intended for the government of the business to which they relate, at all times and under all circumstances. As they were intrusted to the General Government for tho good of the nation, it is not only tho right but the duty of Congress to so to it that in tercourse anions the States and tho transmission of intelligence aro not ol structed or unnecessarily incumbered by State legislation. The Government of the United States, within tho scope of its powers operates upon every foot of territory un der its jurisdiction. It legislates for the whole nation, and is not embarrassed by Stato lines. Its peculiar duty is to pro tect one part of the country from en croachmeut.1 by another upon the na tional rights which belong to all." Answers to Correspondent. Eureka Politician. You had better re main where you are. As a rule meaner men are elected to office in Eureka than in Elko county. Toliceman .It is always better to ar rest and disarm a man before beating him over the head with a six-shooter, It is safer and moro systematic, and it is the rule generally adopted by the police in tho large cities. Subscriber. It makes no particular difference whether you pay ycur sub scription or not. It doesn't cost any thing to speak of to run a newspaper in Tuscarora, and we can always realize enough for personal expenses by dispos ing of our exchanges to proprietors of Chinese wash-houses for wrapping paper. Chesterfield. Shying a spittoon through a mirror is regarded as a gross breach of hurdy-houso etiquette. At a select hcrdy ball the recognized full dress for a gentleman is a stiff-brimmed hat and a whistler. Amelia, Elko. First pare your corn carefully with a carpenter's drawing- knife. Cut out the crown of a felt hat and spread on tho inner surface a thick coat of Hucks & Lambert's axle grease, Use this as a plaster, and in a few day you easily pry out the loosened roots with a crowbar. Tuscarora (Nev. Iimes-Ileview. Poor. Fremont. The story that John C. Fremont and his family have been of late iu actual want of food has been circulated, but denied. By entertaining lavishly and maintaining a social positiou beyond its means, the family has. within tho past few years, been reduced from wealth to very straitened circumstances, till in January even the modest city residence to which it went from a mansion in New York and a villa on tho Hudson bad to be abandoned all of its contents, even to the pictures, bevn,; sold out by tho onenii. jurs. i remont, her daughter, unci an invaiia fon accepted the hospital lty or friends, while the General went to New Jersey in search of emDlovment and obtained it, through the infiuenco of friends, after ho had been literally wuuout ioou lor a couple of days. Tui is one version of the story. Another is to the etloct that, while there has been no such imminent danger of starvation the family has been all winter, and is even now, In positive want. MAD TKAUKDY. The Slater of the United States Vie Conanl at Itnehareat Aaaaaslnated by Discarded Lover. The Bucharest (Roumania) corre spondent of tho Edinburgh Scotsman writes as follows : A sad tragedy has just taken place here. The sister of the American Vice Consul, ft gentleman well known and much respected, has been cruelly rnur i it ii urrru vj juuug man wuo icii iu love with her about three yea's aero. Foi various reasons the young lady's family refused their consent to the match, al though one marriage had already taken place in the family the lady's Bister being married to W. Stladecker, the elder brother of the suitor. After some stormy scenes it was resolved that young Stladecker should go to Paris, where he has been staying until the last two weeks. Returning to Bucharest, ho found married to another the lady whom he loved, and at - nee seemed to loso his reason. Go- iog into the room, a few days after his arrival, wnere tho lady and her sister were alone, he commenced upbraiding her, and, scarcely waiting for an onewer, plunged a dagger into her breast. The wound Wfcs mortal, and. with one shriek. she ell to the floor, her sister trying to Bmeiu ner irom tne iury oi her assassin, who, unable to strike again to her heart. stabbed right and left into limbs and body, it is said, screwing the dagger rounii in the wounds ho inflicted. Then, his object accomplished, ho rushed off and tried to commit suicide by cutting his threat with the dagger, breaking it, however, and failing in the attempt. Help coming when too late, the poor lady, who had been but four months married and was only 26 years of age, was laid upon a couch. The murderer was also secured and taken to a hospital, and guarded by a gendarme. During tho night he made an attempt to escape. which was frustrated, but on Tuesday the luth he committed suicide. Saying he was unwell, ho was allowed to leave his chamber, followed by his sentinel. On entering a closet he drew tho cord of his dressing-gown off, attached it knot ted to a beam above him, and ended his life by hanging himself, lie made no noise nor uttered a sound, and was dis covered dead when the door was opened. This ha3 been a grievous blow to all the relatives, who are Jews. Dr. Stern, the lauy s brother, is well known hera, both as filling tho placu of Consul for the Unitesd States, and by having translated Shakspeare s ' Hamlet into tho liou manian language." Fashion Sotcs. Bunting braids aro in dark colors, with white edges; the light-mixed mo hair braids havo acanthus patterns in re lief; these will take the place of Jacquard galloons. Small buttons aro used in preference to large ones; tho mosaic mluid pearl. French horn inlaid with pearl, rose pearl engraved, and vegetable ivory in dif fereut colors, are all small in size; there is also a great rr.go for small gilt but tons. Several of tho spring wraps are in camel's-hair, in biche and mastic shades; they either tio in front or aro cut in cir cuiar shapp, and tie with bows of rib bon; they havo one seam in tho back, and aro simply trimmed with fringe of the same color. Children's dress coats of fine muslin aro worn over light blue or pink silk; they havo narrow flounces of needle work headed by insertion; the insertions are set up tho lront with bows of narrow ribbon. Little caps are to match with rosettes of fringed silk. Narrow watered ribbons aro much used this season. Rosettes aro made of ends of this narrow ribbon, cut into sharp swallow points, and these rosettes aro mixed in with flowers in wreaths, or with leaves; dark red, with wreaths of ivy leaves; or white watered rosettes, with garlands of fern leaves, on white evening dresses. Tho bonnet shapes are all to be quite close this year, and very largo bows of watered ribbon, in tho Alsatian style, are worn on black bonnets; these aro also much enlivened by wings of hum ming-birds set in rows, or humming birds en brochctte: even Brazilian beetles are impaled on skewers, and se cured by little gold chains, which may or may not be attached to their legs. . Brides wear tulle veils, but for spring the floral decorations are diversified; for a youthful bride clematis and orango blossoms, or lilies of the vulley and clematis, are mixed; for maturer brides orange flowers and jessamine and syringa are combined; the sweet-pea blossom is also much used, and is made into fringes for bridal elresses, as well as lilies of the valley, headed by bands of flowers. Holler to Him to Tie His Dog. He lives in the Western District' Yesterday ho called at the Houso to see Gen. Vance. Ho modestly communica ted his wishes to the Doorkeeper, Have you a card, sir?" ho gruffly growled. "Cards, he said, thought fully, mechanically running his hand in the rear pockets of his coat "No, sir. Idont carry em." "Where are you from ?" inquired the d. k. " North Car olina," was tho prompt answer. " Well how do they do in North Carolina when people go a-visiting ?" "Why. they ride up to a fellow's fence and holler to him to tie his dog, and they gets down and goes m. was tho laconic reply. The Doorkeeper immediately dispatched a page to Mr. Vance, ne found that his supposed verdant constituent had got the best of a Houso Doorkeeper. Washington Cor. Jlaleigh (A. C.) Ob server. England and Her 3ieIghbor. Finally, I am selfish enough to hope in the interests of my country, that in the approae-hing conference or congress we may have, and may use, an oppor tunity to acquire the good will of some body. By somebody I mean some na tion, and not merely somo government, Wo have, 1 fear, for tho moment pro foundly alienated, if not exasperated. bU,U0U,UUU oi Hupsians. Wo have re pelled, and, I fear, estranged, 20,000,000 of Christians in tho Turkish empire. We seem to havo passed rapidly, and not without caue, into a like ill odor with its 20,000,000 of Mohammedans. It is not in France, Italy or Germany that we havo made any conquest of af fection, to make up for such great de faults. Nor is it in Austria, where every Shy is with tho first 20,000,000, and every Magyar with the second. Where is all this to stop? Neither in personal nor in national life will self- glorification supply tho place of general respect or feed the hunger of the heart luch and strong wo are ; but no people is rich enough or strong enough to dis regard tho priceless value of human yrapathies. At t'je close of the year, hould an account bo taken, I trust we may find at our command a less meager storo of them tnau we have had at its beginning. Gladstone's paper in the Nineteenth Century. BORDER BUTCHERY. The lteeent Italda by Mexican Into Texaa Twenty-Ore Men and Fifteen Children Killed Horrible Atrocrtlee. A letter from a prominent citizen of Corpus Chri&ti, Tex., to Congressman Schleicher, contains the following state ments regarding the recent terrible and outrageous murders committed in Webb, Duval and surrounding counties of Texat by Mexicans in tho garb of In dians: " I have lived in the counties of San Patricio, Live Oak and Neuces for thirty years, and have been through all the troubles of the frontier. I have never seen such wholesale slaughter. They took little boys from 7 to 12 years old and two men on horseback would hold them up by their hand while the third would take out their entrails. The men they would shoot and take out their en trails. This was seen by women and men who were hid in the brush, and we found tho bodies as it was told to us, and in the manner stated. The killed amounted to about twenty-five men and fifteen children from 7 to 11 years old. This raid was made to get horses for tho Mexican army, and I am told by good authority that all the raid ers receive is the money They can get with other valuables, and SI a head for all the horses they bring safe over the Rio Grande. I think they must have crossod over the river with about 500 or COO head of saddle horses. There wero about forty-five of the raiders altogether; about twenty-Hix in tho party that did the killing, about ten in the one that was below San Diego, and eight or ten in tho one that crossed above Eagle Pass. When I say 500 or COO head of horses I mean the number that was taken by the party that did the killing. The party that crossed the Rio Grande below ltio Grande City had about 150 head of horses. I d not know how many horses they crossed above E igle Pass. Now, how is it that tho United States, as great a Government as it is, will allow such work to go on? It looks as if such wretches as committed these crimes should bo blotted out of existence. They should not bo allowed to live. We have the power to stop this raiding, and why not do it at once? I eay. demand that these men be turned over in ten days, and in case of a failure send troops over and get them, and take the whole country." A Human Monster. A short time after the ship Ilio quitted Callao, Peru, the Captain thscovered two stowaways on board and put them in irons. During tho following night Chilian, who had hung his hammock in tho quarter of the ship where the pns oners were, accused one of them of hav ing stolen his food. The accused ex plained that this was impossible, as his chaiu prevented his reaching it, where upon tho monster of a Chilian struck him down, and deliberately proceeded to cut off his head and throw it into the water. He then wished to dispatch tho trunk after it, but was prevented by its being attached by an iron ring fixed to tho bridge by a chain. Whereupon he hacked away at it and cast it piecemeal into the sea. The other stowaway was meanwhile in such an agony of terror that he did not cry out Tho assassin was placed in tho hands of tho authori ties at Iquique. (grain Shipments. " Gath," in one of his letters to the Cincinnati Enqu ircrt says: "Montreal has seven elevators for steamships and four for railway cars, their united storage 2,000,000 bushels. There aro eleven floating elevators in Montreal harbor which can handle altogether 50,000 bush els an hour; tho barge or vessel which carries grain to Montreal stands all the port and elevator duties. Boston, Phila delphia and Baltimore load their grain directly from the railway wharves into the ocean ship. At New York lighters are used to transfer grain to ships, which make an additional expense of $2.10 for every 100 bushels. Balti more has the advantage over New York of $1.30 per ton of grain, and Philadel phia $1. 10. Consequently Philadelphia and Baltimore exported 3,000,000 bush els more than New York in 1877." Cause and Cure. Two gentlemen wero in Leavenworth, Kan., several years ago, with $50 in their pockets. They desired to get money enough to go to California. They went to separate hotels. Ono registered as a physician and advertised a remedy for cholera. The other put up a large quantity of yeast powders into small packages, with a little croton oil in each, and hired a boy to distribute them. Soon family after family, affected by tho croton oil, felt what they believed were symptoms of cholera. The sale of the cholera remedy was enormous, and the gamblers were enabled to go to Califor nia. They now tell the story through the "Virginia City papers. Leavenworth Appeal. Poisoned. A recent dispatch irom Richmond, Va,, says: "Mrs. Annio Miller, a farm er's wife, at Elk Garden, in Russell county, suspecting that her butter was being stolen from her dairy, put poison in a few rolls. In selling some of the butter to a customer, Mr. Thomas Jack son, she accidentally put in ono of the poisoned rolls. Tho consequence was that, at breakfast next morning, Andrew, Joseph and James Jackson, brothers, and a lady guest, Miss Alice Gatewood, ate of it and died shortly afterward. Sev eral others aro lying dargerously ill from the effects of eating the poisoned butter. An investigation will be had of the tiuly-deplo'rable affair." "Hls Faith in the rooplo Never Wavered" is to be ono of the things re corded on Andrew Johnson's monument WIT AND HUZIOR. Tw your.f man paord tbe parlor, While ahe waa cleaning h-r Wth: And be thought .t tba brilliant dollar Of the daddy who woold bequeath. Tb old man aat on tba counter, With hla bead brtaern hla hand. Ant rrjoloed tbat tha lrl bad a lorr Who won Id help hlci inert bla demand. Both mistaken. WnY is a doctor better taken care thin his patients? Because, when he goes to bod, somobody is sure to rap him up. 'What's honor?" asks Falstaff. That's easy. Any woman who sits be hind another woman in church can tell what's on her in two minutes. Religious papers are discussing the question, "How shall we interest the young at church ?" Offer tickets, good lor admission to the first circus oi uie season, to such boys as are most punctu al and regular in attendance. "I was not aware that you knew him, paid Tom Smith to an Irish friend the other day. " Know him 1 said he, m a tone which comprehended the knowl edge of moro than one life "Iknew him when his father was a boy." A Detroit boy stood an umbrella, with a cord tied to it, in a p jblio doorway. Eleven persona thoupht that that um brella was theirs, and carried it with them the length of the string. They then suddenly dropped it, and went off without onco looking bacit or stopping to pick it up again. CRUMBS FROM TIIE CINCINNATI BREAKFAST TABLE. Tho rag-picker's story Tho cellar. There is 6ome talk of changing the name of Deadwood to Deadbroke. "Evaporate" is tho latest slang for "cheese it" It is equivalent to "dry up." Holland discounts the American Con gress. It has 10,000 wind-mills. It ii more blessed to give than to re ceive. And it is likewise a blessed sight harder to do. It seems hard to discover a great man who has not at some timo worked in a printing-office. The man who never eloes any harm might crawl into a cave and stay there ten years without being missed. A St Louis editor has gone on a month's tour for recreation. He is suf fering from scissorer's cramp in the right hand. There waa a small boy In Nantucket ; lie bought hint an orange to euck it ; lie bit through tbe Mn, And he aald, That' too thin," And be threw it ripht In the alop bncket. Candor is a virtue in small danger of being cheapened by over-cultivation; but the y; mug man "who bares his heart on the face of a postal card will drain the bitte r cup of clisppointment if he expects to marry his first love. In one senso tho spring bonnet is a very efficient auxiliary in the mission ary cause. It can do more to increase church attendance than inspired elo quence or the total abolition of collec tions. From out the ruins of tho Detroit Free Vrcas firo the proprietors have drawn one soothing consolation. There is less epring poetry in the country by several bushels than there was tho same time the week before. SPICE FROM THE BOSTON COMMERClAIi BULLETIN. A sewer subject Bettor drainage. A man of spirit Tho distiller. A nod fellow A sleepy bachelor. A popular sovereign One pound ster ling. Movements on foot The march of an army. The man who made a point The proof-reader. The duty of man is often thought to be what customs exact. Ought a baker to drivo a thorough bred horso ? Or to cracker joke ? It is business that is unhealthy when there is a "fever of speculation. The way of tbe just man Sixteen ounces avoirdupois to tho pound. A gross fraud Getting 120 buttons for twelve dozen at ono of the cheap stores. Thero is no scarcity of corn strike about a foot or two, and you will find achers enough. SALT FROM THE CHICAGO COMMERCIAL ADVERTISER, A dog-on'd wag A cur-tail. , A celebrated case Schweitzer kase. On his high heels A kicking mule. Net cash The fisherman's proceeds. Overdrawn Exaggerated accounts. Sharp practice Disseoting a subject Hairy somethings Tresses and mat tresses. A syllabus Tho kiss of an affected attorney. A red ribbon is the temperanoe badge, but Wisconsin i3 tho badger. We have had our golden age and our iron age, but this is the age of steak Parlor matches aro getting dangerous. Gate sparks are infinitely safer. Can a man who is financially flat on his back, and " all at sea," float a loan ? It is quite befitting that the flower of tho family should bo trained in the nursery. The income tax is on the carpet, but this will not be so general as the outgo tacks on the carpet Much has been said about the prayer gauge, but more concerning tke church gage, which is mort-gago. There is this disparity between 43.5C0 square feet of window-glass and a troublesome molar: One is an acre of panes; the other, painsaof an acher. Mrs. Partington on Education. " For my part I can't deceive what on airth edication is coming to. When I waa young, if a gal only understood the rules f distraction, provision, multiply ing and replenishing, and the common denominator, and knew all about the rivers and their obituaries, the covenants and their dormitories, the provinces and the umpires, they hat! edicatidn enough. But now they have to study bottomy, algebay, and have to demonstrate sup positions about tho sycophants or cir custangents and diagnosis of parallel grams, to say nothing of oxhides, asheads, oowsticks and obtruse trian gles." And here the old lady was so confused with the technical names that sho was forced to stop. Evert applicant for a liquor licenso in Alabama is nowj obliged to take an oath that ho will neither give nor sell any kind of liquor to a minor, or person of unsound mind, without permission from parent or guardian.