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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER C, 1878. The cheesemakers are happy, Iloratio Seymour having succeeded in getting cheese adopted as an army ration. The population of England and AVales, according to a recent census, is 121,854,397; of Scotland, 3,583,929, and of Ireland, 5,433,010. Total of the United Kingdom, 33,881,9GG. The demand for, and the trade in, American"manufactures is ' rapidly in creasing in Russia. Heretofore Great Britain has almost monopolized that trade. The Philadelphia Press says .Mguty-one shipments of Pennsylvania products alone iron, etc. have gone to Russia since the 1st of last -January. A year or two ago Russia bought all her machinery and other iron and steel .manufactures in England and Scotland. TnE funniest somnambulist to date is the Herkimer county (N. Y.) lover, who rose from his bed one night recently and walked a mile in his undress with a lamp in his han l to call upon his lady. She and her mother were about retiring for the night when they answered his Jaiock. In astonishment they conducted him to a chamber, received his explana tions in the morning, and procured .more suitable clothing for his return trip. Modern piracy has no picturesque or omantio features. The modern pirates of the San Domingo coast attack a stranded ship and carry off barrels of pork and beef. This is the one case of piracy reported for the year. Not many .years ago there were pirate fleets threat ening trading vessels in every direction, and fights in which heavy treasure changed hands were of frequent occur rence. In this particular the world v moves and civilization has made its mark. It is to be hoped that the Spanish G ivernment will follow up the conces sions to Cuba by a recourse to the policy of emancipation and the honest execu tion of the Moret decree of 18G8. That measure declared that all blacks born after that year should be free, as well as all who attain the age of GO at any time. Tho decree has been very imperfectly carried out, and many blacks are kept in slavery who have been entitled to their freedom. In confirmation of the theory that the "Minneapolis (Minn.) flour-mills were de stroyed by an explosion of flour-dust is tho experience of John B. Kehl, a Chip pewa Falls (Wis.) miller. While exam ining a clogged spout on the grinding floor with a lantern, the flour sifted down, igniting and exploding with a force that threw Mr. Kehl back and burned his hair and whiskers, also burn ing an assistant Fortunately there was no opening to conduct the blaze to the upper stories, or Mr. Kehl believes that be would have lost his mill. TnE dispatches announce the death of the infant son of the Emperor of Japan, and it is intimated that the death will revive the intrigues for the succession. This is not probable. There is no regu lar law of succession to the throne in Japan. In case of the death or abdica tion of the Mikado, the crown devolves, generally, not on his son, but on the oldest or most distinguished member of the four royal families of Japan. Hence, had the Prince lived, the intrigues for the succession, in case of the Mikado's death, would go on all the same. The present Emperor, Mutsu Hito, is 2G years of age, and was married at the age of 1G. The new Superintendent of Police in Chicago, V. A. Seavey, is winning the confidence and esteem of the re spectable portion of that community by taking vigorous steps in the direction of suppressing the various forms of vice And crime which have hitherto been given rather loose rein in Chicago. He is closing up the gambling dens and no torious resorts of blacklegs and bum mers throughout the city, and clearing the streets ot the hundreds of well dressed vagrants and vagabonds who bave bo long preyed on the public as professional pickpockets, pimps, bunko men, sneak thieves, and woman terri flers." i The Government Bureau of Statistics At .Washington makes public the facts And figures of our exports and imports. It appears that the balance of trade in favor of this country has increased, dur ing the last fiscal year, to over $26,000,- 000. f Additional information is also given as to the articles of export by items, showing how and by what sort of merchandise this balance was ob tained. The greatest increase in ex ports is found in breadstuffs, meats and lumber. There has been a remarkable decrease in imports of wine, spirits and malt liquors, cotton, silk, linen and woolen goods, while the only marked increase in imports has been in haber dashery, carpets and worsted goods. Comparatively little iron or other metals were imported last year. Or the population of Germany nearly 9 out of every 1,000 are blind, in En gland 9, in Denmark 8, in Norway 14, in Sweden 8, in Finland 22, in Austria 5, in Hungary 12, in Switzerland 7, in France 8, in Spain 11, in Italy 10, and in the United States 5. The number of deaf and dumb to every 1,000 of the population is in Germany and Austria 9, in England 5, in Denmark 6, in Norway 9, in Sweden 10, in Switzerland 24, in France and Spain G, in Italy 7, and in the United States 4. The number of idiots to every 1,000 of tho population is in Germany 23, in England 31, in Denmark and Sweden 22, in Norway 30, in Switzerland 20, in Belgium 14, in France 2G, and in Italy and tho United States 1G. The French, who are nothing if not speculative, are just now discussing the problem whether the national character of Englishmen will be affected by the occupation of Cyprus, and all because Fenelon wrote in " Telemachus" : "On arriving in the island I felt a soft air which relaxed the body and produced idleness, but which at the same time excited a sprightly and frolicsome gaye ty. I may remark that tho country, naturally fertile and agreeable, was nearly uncultivated, so much do the in habitants dislike work. On all sides I saw women and young girls bravely decked out, who were singing the praises of Venus and going to devote themselves to her temple. By dint of wishing to please, they disgusted me." A man is under sentence of death for burning a barn in South Carolina, as by the statutes of that State arson is an offenso punishable by death. In the summer of 18G5, as an exchange tells the story, when the State was still in the ' chaos caused by Sherman's de structive march, a barn belonging to Jesse M. Shealy was burned down. Coogler, a respectable citizen, was sus pected of tho crime. The matter ended, however, in whispers, and for thirteen years Shealy and Coogler lived near neighbors, and seemingly not on un friendly terms. Last spring a disagree ment arose between them, and Shealy pro cured an indictment against Coogler for having burned his barn. Coogler was con victed and sentenced to be hanged. Five or six thousand persons have signed a petition asking the Governor to com mute the sentence on the ground that the evidence was insufficient. There is grief among the wine-bib bers of the Orient over the transfer of Cyprus. Cyprus wine is famous through out the East. Now the English are in control, and will export all the warm and spicy product of the wine-press for the use of their cold and foggy land. It is said that the conquest of Cyprus by the Turks was due to tho affection of Sultan Selim II. for Cyprus wine. The Venetians held tho island under treaty, paying to Turkey a tribute of 10,000 ducats. But Seb'm consulted Sheikul Islam, who told him that treaties with infidels were not binding. Soon after 100,000 Turks appeared at Cyprus, and early in 1571, after a campaign of some months, they captured Famagusta, the last stronghold of the Venetians. The commander of this fortress was flayed, and his skin stuffed with straw was sent to Constantinople with his head. Mr. Garrick Mallery has published a paper on " Common Errors Respect ing the North American Indians," which he enumerates : 1. Color, alleg ing that they are not red or copper-col ored, but brown; 2. Religion, showing that, while all are superstitious, none of them entertain any idea of an all-power- ful God; 3. Numbers, demonstrating that there never were " 15,000.000 In dians," as at first estimated, nor even 1,000,000, and that, while the whole number on the continent may have slightly diminished, it is now on the in crease, and is about 300,000; 4. Medi cine, showing that our savages know very little about curing disease, and never use poisoned arrows. He might have added one other correction name ly, that the North American brown men are not Indians at all and never saw In dia. This would make his list of amend ments pretty complete. Smart Old Mrs. (taints. Mrs. Gen. Gaines, the famous and now-successful litigant for millions upon uuuvw Hviiu Vi now vrioaus CiyiOlS was riding down Pennsvlvania nvmne in the 5-cent-fare street-cars, the other day. The car was so crowded that the next passenger must stand. Th npTt passenger happened to be a woman of bdoui ou, witn gray hair. Mrs. Gaines, who is 80 at least, though her blonde carls. 6oft eves and cnercetin mnvprnpntu suggest only about 40 years, immediately iuhc, uuu, waving ner nana to the younger woman, with an air of rever- euuu ur v, muu. - - iray nave my seat madame." The ladvthankpd h pr am accepted, while Mrs. Gaines quietly stood the rest of her ride. A lady of 30 ws oiituig ufiir, auu, mougu she Knew Mrs. Gaines, considered that it would bo a want of tact on her part should she have offered the sprightlj old lady her seat on the ground of disparitv of age. Philadelphia Timet. OUR IOUMJ FOLKS. The rlntr' Hcare-Oow. Miss Arabella Vandyke Drown Had a small studio lu tbe town. Where, all the wluter, blithe and gay, fthe drew and paiuted day by day. bhe envied not the rich. II or art And work made sunshine In ber heart. Upon he r can van. many a scene Of summers past. In golden green Was wrought again. The mow and rain Pelted ujum her window-pane; lint ah within her oozy room With joyoiia toil dispelled the gloom ; And, aometiuiea, in an undertone, bang to herself there, all alone. Hut, when the spring and summer came, M-r studio grew bo dull and tame ehe aounht the rural aolltadea Of winding streams and ahady woods ; Fc r painters' works contract a taint Unless from nature's self they paint. Bo out Miss Arabella went. To sketch from feature fully bent. It wa a lovely smutaer' day ; A lovely scene b fore her lay ; Her folding-stool and box hhe took, And, seated In a quiet nook, lUr white utubrtita o'er her h' ad (Like a tall gbrnt mushroom spread), lit-fan to paint, when, lo I a noiae Khe tiearii. A troop i.f idle loys Came flocking rouud her, rough and rude. Houieo er her shoulderB leaned: some stood In front of hi-r, a.d cried : Taint wis My pictrr I should like to see." Home lniigiied, some shouted. " What a set 1" Said Arabella, In a pet; "And no policeman within hail To send thoae rutnan impH to Jail." In tine, she could not work, so wenl HtralKht homeward in great discontent. Hbe Lad no brother to defend her, Nor couutry cousin to attend her. A plan occurred to her next day To keep these idle hcamps away. An easel by ber side she placed, And over It she threw In u-le A hat and cloak and tbere it stood lu bold aud threatening attitude. The rabble at a distauce spied The scare-crow standing by her side ; And, thinking 'twas the tawn ponce, They left Miss A. V. Drown in peace. MORAL. Sometimes, an innocent pretense Is thi best means of sell-defense, And if a care-crow keeps the peace, What need to iiuumou the police 7 -C.J'. Craiuti, inSt.Mcholanor September, A Wolf Hunt. No doubt every boy who reads the title I have chosen for my narrative will exclaim: "Oh, how delightful!" " Now for a rare treat !'.' and other sim ilar expressions. Now it may possibly be interesting to sit down and imagine a won hunt, but when it comes to the stern reality of hunting the savage array wolf on the boundless prairies of Ne braska it cannot be called such glorious fun. At least, 1 did not consider it such fun at one time, and it is about that time which 1 am now preparing to tell. jUy lather and some other adventurous persons had moved with their families to the northern part of Nebraska for the purpose of tilling the soil, and thereby prepare them a home for their old age. There were only six families within a circuit of fifty miles of us, and the reader can imagine now lonesome I should have been if it had not been for two neighbors' sons, who were about my age. But. before proceeding further. I mav as well tell our names, so the reader will be better acquainted. The oldest, only lb, was Jacob ualton, though wo alwaye called him Jake, for short; Tom Mc- Daid, the youngest, being not quite 15, and weighing not over 110, and myself, who went by the appellation of Bill Dale, although I would try to convince them that my real name was William. The wolves had been troubling us for at least a fortnight, and we three boys were determined, to use our own words, either to rid ourselves of wolves or per ish in the attempt. For that purpose we had organized ourselves into a com mittee of three, and, under the banner of secrecy, repair to a certain point on the prairie, at an appointed time, and lay in wait for wolves. We knew in what di rection the wolves generally came what boy of 15 would not ? and we deter mined to meet them, but we must keep our plans secret, for should our parents find out our intentions our longed-for sport would never make its appear ance. At length the memorable night came upon which we had fixed for our hunt. The moon shone brightly at 9 o'clock, at which time we were to start from home. I crawled out of my chamber window with my gun and cartridges and encountered no resistance, although I expected every moment to see my father and hear him shout, "Here, Bill, what are you doing out there at this time of night? Come into the house this in stant." But no such order awaited me, and, running most of the way, I reached the point before the other boys. Presently they came up, and I noticed they were equipped the same as myself, with a trusiy ureecn-ioauing rine. "vnat, here already. BUI?" was Jake's boisterous greeting. "Hush," I exclaimed, "I saw a wolf out on the prairie just north of here, about five minutes before you came up. I expect them along pretty soon." " Let's meet them half way," suggest ed rom. "All right," answered Jake and I to gether. alwavs readv and willino in pn gago in anything that would give us the name of being courageous. " All right. Shoulder arms 1" And off we marched in Indian form, Jake taking the lead. We could occasionally hear the bark ing of a wolf, but not one was seen. The moon was now about an hour high, and the prairie looked "just splendid." If any of my readers have ever seen an unbroken prairie stretching away as far as tno eye can see, they know something of beauties of the moon-ht prairies. We had traveled, perhaps, two miles through the tail grass and were becom ing fatigued. At length Jake spoke. " I say, boys, let's stop and rest awhile; its pretty hard walking, and be sides I am not feeling right smart to night," We willingly consented, and had hardly seated ourselves on the soft grass when a noise as of a hundred guns burst on our ears. Wo sprung to our feet and listened. Oh, horrors I The wolves were following up our trail, and already we could hear them springing through the grass. Nothing remained now but to run for dear life, for we well knew there must be at least forty or fifty of the savage beast3 following. Jake shouted to Tom and I to keep together ana ionow mm, and we commenced run iug. Fear lent wings to us, for we seemea to ny rather than run. Across the prajrie, over small streams and past small clumps of bushes, our way led us. &ach moment farther and farther from home, and at the same time lessening the distance between us and our pursuers. We could already see a dark, surging mass following our path, and, when we were about sinking down from sheer ex haustion, loud starls and growls would be heard, which seemed to give new strength to pur limbs, and we would again dash onward toward no definite pcint. At length we spied a small grove which, we judged, fringed the banks of a stream. We determined to reach it if possible, but there was not much of a show for us, as the pack of blood-thirsty wolves were not over forty yards behind us, while the grove was at least five miles away. Jake was a few feet in advance of Tom and I, and we were running in the path he made. All at once Tom stopped and said: "Bill, I can't run any longer. You can run ahead, and you and Jake can reach the woods." I paid no heed to his words more than to call Jake, who came running back asking what was the matter. The wolves were now almost upon us, and, bringing up my gun, I took aim at the foremost of the hungry pack and fired. Tho shot took effect, and the wolf rolled on the ground. The rest pauset? to devour their fallen comrade, and Jake handed me his gun, and then, taking Tom in his arms, away we went again. It took but a moment for the hungry pack to devour the fallen wolf, anil again we could hear them coming nearer and nearer. "They are close upon us," I shouted to Jake, as a big wolf snapped at my heels. Turning I fired into the swaying crowd, and, although I did not wait to see if the shot took effect, I thought it must, as the wolves had stopped. There were at least forty of them, and I thought they looked fierce enough. I hope never to witness another such night as that. I can almost see them now, leaping through the tall grass, with their sparkling eyes comiug nearer and nearer. Again and again I fired into the savage pack, and each time they would pause to devour the fallen one. How we ever reached tho point of safety I cannot tell, but we found our selves under the trees, and had barely time to catch the lower limbs and swing ourselves up when the savage crowd was beneath. There they sat during the remainder of the night looking at us, and occasion ally uttering a low, angry growl. Wnen the first gray light of day made ita ap pearance the wolves one by one went away, and we slid down from our place of refuge, and, each selecting a spot, lay down to rest and sleep. 1 was the urst to awake, and my sur prise was great to find that the sun was gradually sinking in the west. I awoke Jake and Tom, and we began looking about for something to satisfy our hun ger. 1 espied a fat buffalo, and in a short time brought him down, and, cut ting out what meat I thought we would want, I wended my way back where the boys already had a fire. We roasted the meat, and then, half starved, devoured it with eagerness. We had a little left over, and concluded to keep it, os we might need it before getting home. Then began a debate as to the direc tion we should take to reach home. Jake being the oldest of course took the lead, and, after that worthy had looked around over the prairie several minutes, he said: " Boys, I think if we follow down this stream we will come to John Wilson's place, and that is three miles from father's." " Why do you think we had best go down the stream ? Why not go up ?" I asked. " Because if we go up of course the stream will keep getting narrower, and it is not as wide here as it is at WTilson's. And then we came from nearly the same direction as this stream flows." " I am not sure," said Tom. "I was thinking we came plump up against this creek. That is, it laid right across our path." "That may all be," answered Jake; "but when we saw this place we turned and took an angle of about forty-five degrees." "I think we had best go up the stream," said I; "for I am pretty sure we came in that direction, and besides this creek is deeper here than it is at Wilson s if it is not wide. " I've nothing to say against each of you taking whichever way you choose, but for me I shall go down the stream until I am convinced I am right or wrong, and you can follow me if you wish. You don't suppose I have lived out here for eight months and know everv nook and corner of this prairie, to get lost by two such numbskulls as you and Tom, do you? This ended all the opposition wo couU wish to put forth, and soon we were ready for a tramp toward home. Of course we did not wish to confess that we were lost, vet I knew that even Jake. who prided himself on knowing the cardinal points, no matter where he might be, had to look at the sun to do termine which wav was west. I remained firm in my belief that we should have traveled west ; Tom said we should, by good , rights, have gone south; but Jake said he was sure we ought to go east, or nearly so, and that he should follow the course of the stream. for that would surely take him to some place of civilization. We both agreed with him in regard to the last, yet we did not like the idea of another night on the prairie among the savage beasts. At length the shadows deepened, and we made preparations for camping for the night. Y e built a large fire from the dried limbs scattered about to keep the wild beasts away, and also to light up our camp. We ate the remainder of the meat and then lay down near the fire. Jake related a story, which he professed to have heard for the truth. in which three boys had been lost upoa the prairie, and winding np .with the remark that there was no doubt in his mind that the Indians had got them and burned them at the stake. This, of course, was not very edifying to Tom and myself, yet I fully believe Jeke made np the whole and related it on purpose to scare us. Be that as it mav. we were not very much afraid, and. after replenishing the fire, went to sleep. How long I had slept I know not. when I was awakened by Jake, who said: " Oome, Bill, wake up. We must get an early start in order to get home be fore it rains." I looked, and behold, the clouds were of inky blackness and already flashes of lightning was visible. We did not wait to prepare breakfast, but set out down the river. We must have traveled an hour or more when I told Jake I was going to take a turn across the prairie, with the hope of reaching home sooner than by following the course of the river. Ho tried to dissuade me from the act. saying I would sutely be lost, but I was as immovable as he had been, and set out, as I afterward called it, by the over land route. I must have traveled five or six miles when I saw a house about a mile distant that looked uncommonly familiar. The rain was just pouring down in torrents when I reached the house, which was my home, and I was wet to the skin. I gave a confused narrative of our do ings and travels, and then saddled a horse and rode over to Mr. Dalton's. I had just got there and was relating our string of adventures, and where I had left Jake and Tom, when those two worthies came tramping up. looking like drowned rats. Tom's home was a mile distant, and he passed on leaving Jake and I to tell the story. I think we must have exaggerated a little, yet a day or two after Jake said as long they believed what we told it was all right This happened over twenty years ago. but from that d ay to this I have never been out upon a wolf hunt without think ing of the three luckless chaps who were chased for dear life by a riack of hungry wolves, and also of the story Jake told of the boys who were burned at the stake, and I have been out on the hunt a great many times. Tom is now a member of Congress and Jake is President of an Eastern college, while I well I m simply a hunter and guide, traveling the plains from the Mississippi to California. I saw both Jake and Tom only last summer, and wo had a pleasant chat talking over our boyhood wolf hunt. Osceola. Wheeler's Ramche, Iowa. A Sad Picture. The following extracts are from a let ter lately received by a gentleman in New York city. The writer has lived among the scenes described since the breaking out of the fever: " I do not know where or how to begin a description of the condition of fever- stricken Grenada. Twelve residences t the right and seven to the left of our owii house are absolutely deserted, the blinds closed fast and the gates locked, and I have little doubt that in some of the out-houses the horse and cows will starve. For hours together I did not see any one stirring in the onoe-happy old neighborhood. The grocery stores were closed up, and nearly all of those en gaged in that line had either falllen vic tims to the scourge or fled from town. It was appalling to behold young and old women huddled in some by-way, trembling, praying, sobbing, and cast ing despairing glances in every direction, not knowing 'whither to go. Mothers abandoned their stricken children, wives fled in terror from their afflicted hus bands all the ties of kindred seemed to have been too frail to withstand the pressure of fear and despair. The loved ones wre left in strange hands. Negroes and negresses who had had the' fever proved very useful in some instances, but many of them took advantage of the situation and asked exorbitant pay for their services. I saw as many as three white nurses seized with the " shakes," and even with vom iting, while in the discharge of their duty. Three days ago I saw a man rest ing against the wooden fence at Mr. Up- ham s place. I was about to pass on, thinking he was under the influence of drink, but hearing him moan, and say O, my God, I approached him, and found that it was unmistakably a case of yellow fever. I assisted him to one of the tents near the police station. 'ew York Newspaper Expenses A correspondent in the Philadelphia Times has been giving some interesting statistics about the Tribune, and says, among other things, that its composition bills were reduced $35,000 in one year, or over $000 a week. He might have added thac economy practiced in other departments of the same paper had re duced its running expenses from July, 1877, to July, 1878, just $1,250 per week compared with the expenses of the previous year. My informant, who is curious in such matters, says that inquiry made preparatory to this reduction shows what it costs to run the city de partments of the various leading papers, and the average amount of local news they publish. The figures are as fol lows: Herald. City Editor Meighan, twelve columns per day, $1,500 per week; Sun, City Editor Bogart, nine columns per day, $1,200 per week; Times, City Editor Pullham, nine columns per day, $000 per week; Tribune, City Editor Shanks, ten columns per day, $700 per week; World, City Editor Ralph, eight columns per day, $700 per week. Vor. Cincinnati Commercial. Sumner's Domestic Troubles. The story of Charles Sumner's do mestic troubles is told by ueorge w. Williams, a colored orator of Cincinnati, who was in Sumner's law office at the time Widow Alice Hooper became Mrs. Sumner. She was a vivacious woman, he says, as attractive in society as Sumner was cold and dignified. Mrs. Sumner was fond of evening parties, at which she would en joy herself while her lord and master waited solemnly at one side, lie would often make special requests for his wife's departure, which she would grant at her pleasure. In her desire to man age household affairs, also, Mrs. Sum ner also vexed her husband by sweeping into the waste-basket all his clippings, systematically arranged in rows on the wall and fastened by pins. The uncon genial couple did not remain long to gether. One day Sumner came to his office with a darker cloud than usual on his brow. Soon his wife's father came in and said, in tones half of alarm and half of inquiry, "Alice has gone?" "Yes, sir," was sternly replied; "Alice has gone," and afterward Sumner only referred to her from necessity. A FronmA farmrr faintod in his barn yard, and the hogs ate off the calves of his legs. PEOPLE AND TllINUS. CnntAMEX never make a mistake iu figures. Moldy bread and moldy cheese are poisonous. White walls in bright suns bine tnd to produce ophthalmia. A full font of Japanese type con- prises 00,000 characters. TnE statutes of South Carolisa make arson punishable by death. This is the hottest summer England has experienced in eleven years. TnE phylloxera is committing dread ful ravages among the French vines. Chalk is composed of myriads of very small creatures, which were once alive. The tobacco crop of North Carolina is said to be very good, notwithstanding drought and bad-storms. The Chinese have a saving that on un lucky word dropped from the tongue cannot be brought back again by a coach and six horses. An eminent German traveler in Africa speaks in the highest terms of petroleum as a protection for men and animals against mosquitoes. The birth rate of the 30.000.000 of the t Madras Presidency has decreased to les than one-half of what it was before the famine in India began. Russian ladies are apt to exceed hv dies of other countries in the number of bracelets they wear. From twelve to twenty are often seen on their arms. A Boston brewer has employed a Cin cinnati man to superintend his brewery at a salary more than twice as large as that of the President of the Harvard University. British Columbia contains about 5,000 Chinese, most of them engaged in gold mining. It is said that they have crowded the white laborers out of employment. Of the Czar's 80,000,000 subjects only 1,000,000 receive publio official instruc tion, and the larger fraction of that number are Finns who have remained Scandinavian. Dckino a heavy storm in Macon coun ty, Ga., Mr. Henry Barefield was struck by lightning and instantly killed, also a dog that was near him. He held an infant in his arms and the child was net hurt. A new rope-making material has been found in the fibrous leaves of a New Zealand aloe. The loag, tough threads are said to exceed iron wire of the same thickness in tenacity, and they are not affected by immersion in salt water. Ir people would for a couple of years drown all the kittens they find of the male sex they would mitigate a great nuisance still more, if they would drown all but one kitten of every litter. We have millions too many cats in this country. Out of 503 persons in Berlin accused of offense'! against the Emperor, forty two have been acquitted; five among the accused or condemned have committed suicide, and thirty-one females have been sentenced to punishments varying from one to two years. SPRINO AND SUMMER. In spring we note the breaking Of every baby bud ; In spring we note the waking Of wild flowers of tbe wood ; In summer's fuller power, In summer's deeper soul, We watch no single flower We see, we breathe tbe whole. Dora Rtad UoodaU, aged 11, in St. Sicholas or September. " Phantasmograth " is the latest. It is an instrument in process of invention by James Gresham, of New York, who expects Boon to be able to photograph a ship on the high seas 5,000 miles dis tant Clouds of carboniferous smoke are to be sent up from the decks of the ships, and a mirage is to be thus formed. At San Angel, Mexico, last month, six ladies and three gentlemen assembled to open a box said to contain Lourdes water and rosaries. They took off one cover, and found another inside; this they re moved, and it disclosed a zinc plate; they started to rip that off, and then there came a burst of thundr-sound, and only one person was left alive in tho room. The box had contained nitro glycerine. An official statement of the publio debt of Great Britain gives the following figures: Funded debt of the United Kingdom, 710,843,007; and the un funded debt, 20,603,000; capital value of terminable annuities in 3 per cent, stock, 16,335,589, and the deficits due to the savings banks and friendly so cieties on the 20th of November, 1877, 44,380,308 5s. Tke Prince of Wales travels, in the course of the year, more miles than a New York drummer. A few days ago he and his wife went down to Dart mouth, in Devonshire, 220 miles, in the morning, to distribute the prizes on the training-ship, where his boys ore being educated, and returned with the young Princes, who are home for the holidays, in the evening. A special train does the journey in 4 J hours. The Russian Government lately gave its sanction to the proposal for founding a new university in Siberia. Tomsk is the town chosen for this new seat of learning. At present the donations for this establishment amount to 430,000 rubles. The Russiche lievue suggests that the year 1882, the third centenary of the Russian possession of Siberia, would be the right time for opening the new university. The effect of a balloon descent was tried on a camp-meeting near Cincinnati lately. The balloon came sailing down iu the middle of prayer, like an answer from above, but it effectually broke up the meeting. As the aeronaut had bal last left, some of the people wanted him to give an oscension exhibition ; but the expostulations of the preacher to pleaso not turn the camp-meeting into a circus prevailed. Appreciative. Tho Boston Traveller says that a lit tle Brighton girl went with her mother on a visit to a friend's house the other day, and listened with great delight to her hostess playing the piano. When the air was concluded, she deliberately handed the surprised lady a cent. " Why, ma," she replied to the remon strances of her shocked parent, " we al ways give the organ man a cent, and Mrs. plays ever so much gooder than him !"