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THE DONALDSON VILLE -CHIEF.
Official Journal of the State of Louisiana, Parish of A,(-ension and Town of Donaldmonville. VOLUME IV. DONALDSONVILLE, LA., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER, 14, 1S74. NUMBER 10. onalbsonbiIle Elhicf. Aminus Ifumani Generis. A Wide-Awake Home Newspaper, Published Every Saturday, at Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, La., -BY LINDLN E. BENVTLEY, EDrrTOR AND PROPRIETOit. T1'RMN OF SU10B1HIP7'ION: One copy, one year.................$3 00 One copy, six months................ I 50 Six copies, one yearr,.................15 00 Twelve oopies, one year ................ 00 Payable invariably in advance. A 1) J? TIRING JA TEN: [A square is the space occupied by ten liner Agate type, ahout a of an inth.] SQUA REM. I mo. 'tu!oH. 311tu. 6tos. 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Robertson, Iluteh Stores. John DItxon. New River. Thos. McIntyre, Now Orleans. (has. O. 1)omoaud. Oleo. P. Rowell & Co.. New York. P. II. Walker & Co., Baltimore, Mc' POLITICAL DIIIECTKI'. Union Repub.4.ongressional Comittee. Z. (HIIANDLER. President. JOIHN A. LOGAN, Vice Presrnt. A. H. Craigen, John Cubin N. P. Chipman, m. E. Haves Engene Ilale, 8. B. (ozov, (jieo. W. Hlendee, J. W. Ftausal, Henry L. Pierce, James Wiy. J. M. Pendleton, G. W. Hlazion, H. H. Starkweather, 8. O. Hougbn, Thos. C. Platt, J. R. Lotal, Maruos L. Ward, H. B. Strai Simon Cameran, J. H. Mitc l, Wn. .1. Albert, 8. A. (obt John F. Lewis, A. 1. Boresn. C. L. Cobb, Win. M. Swart, Rieh'd IH. Whiteley, P. W. Ilitra~ck, Geo. E. Spenter, Powell (1 ton, U eo. C. McKee, S. B. lhae. J. Rodney West, I. C. Metrwick, II. S. Bundy. S. H. Elks, J. M. Thornburg. Address communficatious to IHe Z. (han dler, President., or to the Secrety of the Union Republican Congressional )wnuittee, Washington, I). C. Republican Central Executiveommittee, State of Louisiain 8. B. PACKARD, l'residt. JAMES LEWIS, Vice Puiident. CHARLES HILL, Seeriy. L. LA MA NI ER E, Asnistt Secy. J. H. G. PITKIN, Corred'g Secy. B. F. JO4UHIERT, Treaser. sUB-EXECUTIVE CtMMTER. 5. B. Packard, Chairman;-utlicio. B. F. Flanders, Jame'. Casey, B. F. Joubert, C. W owell, Michael Hahn, JamnAigstreet, James Lewis, C. Untuine, John S. Harris, T. Tilain, R. A. Bray, F. I'd. FINANCE COMMIWE. 0. C. Blatadin, Chman. B. F. Joubert, P. B. Pinchback, C. F. Ladd, T. $tamups, Levi Darrall, JolGair, William F. Loan, J. ilerwig, Thomas A. Cage, L. Bentley. ADDITIONAL MItERR. F. W. Dewees, (4;e Y. Kelso, litourd B11In t, At Greene, J. Ed. Burton, D. P. IL11, Louis J. Sn. Communications shonl.ie addressed to the president, lion. S. B.ckard, New Or leans, I a. Republican Congressial Committee, Third District ooutisiana. P. G. l)ESLONI)E of Iville, President. Ascension.............us Le fort, Assumption .........yer Kaben, Calcasieu.... ......Barbe, Cameron............ I. Til uBey, Iberia............... M. Scnle, I bervillh.............orge Randolph, Latayette........... Ialrtiin. Lafourche... T.. 'illiam Murrell, St. Martin.h..... harles Neveu, St. Mary. . .. eel Shadrick, T'rrehoune .....7. II. Keys, Vermilion........... A. Brookshier. Republican Parish Joutive Committee, Parish ofeceusion. PIERRE LAZY, President. L. E. BENT'L Secretary. P. A. JONES,oistant Secretary. G. H. HILL, asurer. Louis Butler, Georg Diggs, Owen White, Carpenter Jenkins, ] Willis Johnson. George Woodside, ] Manuel Johnson, Edward Cantey, N. M. Conway, Louis Lefort, Robert Noel, Nathan Hlays, Joseph Reyuaud Frederick Fobb, Beverly % illis, V. C. Cantrelle, Hillery Rice, Cubic Jackson, Calvin Carter, Charles Henry. Aaron Hill. 1 vc J. Roberson, ? vote, I Albert Braudy, John W. Graves. Henry Hayman Joseph Carter. Augustus Knig Allen Stephen. lsam Thority. Arthur Burnett, Communuicationould be addressed to the president oretary. Donaldsonville. CaMte COMMITTEE. t L. E. BENEY. Chairman. ISAM THITY. Treasurer. e Henry Hiaymu Frederick Fobe. .:-o(n Hili. Albert Braudy, A. AL. CLuwa Hillery Riss. Particulars of Bazaine's Escape. Marshal Bazaine, says the Paris correspondent of the London M!an (dard, is turning his leisure to account 1, by supplying the newspapers with copy. lie has favored an ingenious correspondent of the Figaro with what he assures the world is the " true and reliable" account of his k, escape. The ex-Marshal is just now staying at a country house near Liege, called the Chateau do Faven bois. I give you the " plain, unvar nished tale" of Figaro as it stands. Do The gate swung open, my carriage 5o drove rapidly up a well kept avenue, on bordered by noble treles, the growth DO of centuries, and dw w up in front of a mansion of ancient and substantinl appearance. The moment it came to a stand, a young woman rushed up from a meadow where live or six per sons were playing cricket (he proba dly means croquet.) I imunediately recognized la Marechale, and told my errand in a few words. While we were conversing together a powerful, n square built man, tightly buttomed in u his jacket as a soldier in his unithrm, n sauntered up to us. I recognized the o former inmate of the' Isle St. Margue o rite. Hle looked to me less fat, fin 0 wieldy and fatigued than I had been ' led to expect. La Marechale intro e duced me to her husband. I set forth the cogent reason which had induced tme to solicit from himself details cal culated to throw light as to the ob-, scure parts of his escape. Hle wil f lingly assented to gratify my curiosity, which he considered perfectly natur al. We withdrew to a kind of arioi, where we were not likely to be dis and the conveasation commenced. M. Bazaine snid I had long been meditating es cape and preparing for it. I never dreamed of getting away save by means of a rope, down the rocks fac ing the French coast. Aid as I knew that I should require to put my phys- r ical strength to a severe test, I went through a regular course~of training, alleging as a pretext that miy health 8 stood in need of exercise. In order to make mny wrists supple I fenced regularly every day, carried about watering pots full of water, took to gardening furiously, digging up and turning over atd over again the few feet of vegetable earth where I cil tivated beans and tomiatoes. Every day, when I felt sure no body was looking on, I practiced vaulting over the embankment of the terrace. In a word, I laid in a store of strength and activity, in order not to come to ti grief on that account at the critical ri momtent. A few months previously1 ri with the aid of Villette, I had re- h o ~ved the earth and rubbish oh- t structing the duct of the gurgoyle hi through which I meant to pass my a rope; and espi cially concealed it by c a thin layer of earth, so that the C. keepers might not see it. We took great care to prevent any land slips, as that would have disclosed our pro- Ii jects. Two ropes were necessary one to be fastened to the gurgoyle, all another rope to be fastened to that to enable ie to descend. We determined to fix this first rope at once, hiding it by a covering of earth ; ai and as we did not know how long ti it would have to remain there, we cl used for the purpose the rope of ai my boy's swing, which being ti miade ofaloe fibre, could not suffer in from the damp. It was, however, a only on the day before the escape ca that I myself made the rope fast. It re was then 6:15 P. M. The Governor w of the prison and the keepers were all at dinner. As that was the time we usually devoted to gardening and watering our plants, our movements excited no attention. Villette smug gled an iron curtian rod out of the soldier's quarters. To make it safe, we broke it in two, and having lashed the aloe rope to it, passed the rope through the duct of the gurgayle, pla cing the bar across the duct. We covered the whole thing up with grass and earth, and spent the evening as usual. The other rope, which was to he fastened to the first, was much longer. We ascertained the requisite length through an ingenious device of my wife. She told her little girl that when she saw M. Marchi (tihe Govei' nor of the prison) walking on the ter race she must insist on having her watering-pot filled with sea water. The child did as sho was bid. M. Marchi offered to let the watering-pot down and pull it up again, and the distance to the water's edge was thus ascertained. In the afternoon of the memorable Sunday, having observed the Italian steanger heaving in sight through my telescope, I told Villette, " I think it is for this evening." The colonel, though so gallant a man, could not surmount his emotion. If the keepers had been more wide awake his preoccupation must have put them on the qui Tire. As for mne, I was as calm as usual. I saw the steamer cruising about the offing. I was even able to see my wife auiu her cousin getting in a boat over the side and being rowed over to Cannes. About 6:15, when the people of the prison were all at dinner, fancying we were engaged in watering our beans and tomatoes, I told Villette to go and fetch the long rope, which was in readiness ie his room. lHe brought it out coiled around his body under his coat, and let it fall. I fas tened it to the moorings I had pre pared, and covered the v hole with earth and dry leaves. '' Now, " I said to Villette, " I am quite sure I shall swarm down this rope as easily as if I was live-and-twenty." The emotion of Villette here gained the upper hand. I was afraid he was going to cry. Lie gave me a hearty shake of the hand, and with a long drawn Ii sigh exclaimed, '- Allons ! a la grace I de Dieu !" We then went in to din der. We neither of us felt hungry e but we had to make believe. As for myself, knowing that I should have Sto get into the water in the course of ' the evening, I only took a little soup and a glass of chartreuse, in order not to overload the stomach. We then went back to the terrance to " take our usual after-dinner walk. We were joined by M. Marchi. I complained of my.legs, and said, "I feel awfully tired." In the course of conversation somehow or other-as tornomy-1 mentioned that I had seeti in the Univers an article about shooting stars. There are likely to be some to-night. " That is hardly probable," said M. Marchi. I re pelied "Ah, bah! Je paire qu'l y cn aura an mains uine qui fileca re soir" M. Marchi had no idea that I alluded to myself. Finally, he took leave, and said, " Good night." lie went away with Villette. Being then alone -absolutely alone--I went up to the spot where my rope was concealed. I clambered over the parapet and effected my descent, with all the in cidents that la Marechale has pre viously described. As regards the watches. which I kindled as I was going down, and which people have been so incredulous about, the matter is explained easily enough. I had a lot in my pocket that had been well dried. It was not difficult, in spite of the wind, to get one to flash for a f second, and that was sufficient to en able my wife to see me from below." The Figaro reporter then asked how I it was that the rope was removed l from the parapet and thrown over it. The Marshal replied '' I can tell you now, as it can do r no harm. It had been agreed with Villette that on the next morning he should leave his room at 5 A. M., and, I as lie was not watched, he should un hook the rope and "throw it over the parapet. By that wneans I should a gain time to sail out of French waters. t Now, was it Villette who unhooked F the rope 1 May it not have been a keeper who pushed the rope over the y cliff lest he should get into difticul ties1 I can't say, as I have not seen w my friend Vilitte since then. As regards Commandant Doineau, his effective participation in my escape P was confined to the telegram men tioned at the trial, but it was he who a recommended the use of a girdle round my waist to let myself down a by. In the event of my having land- H ed on the French coast, we should w have got to Italy over the mountains, and l)oineau would have taken the a command of the expedition. In that, case, also, the two young Englishi women, who have been so much spoken of, would have been very use ful to us." v The Duke of Cambridge's Speeches. The Duke was a great diner-out, and nothin g gave himin more pleasure than being called upon to take the chair at any of the annual festivals in aid of some popular charity ; but. al though the toast which he had to propose was written down for hilm) on a slip of paper, lie very frequently contrived quite to forget what it really was, or managed to mix it up with sonme other subject in a manner which was highly entertaining to the audience. Thus, if he happened to preside at a dinner given at Wills' Rooms in aid of the funds of the Newsvenders' Benevolent Associa tion, flushed with the juice of the grape, the Duke, rising, would deliver himself as follows: " Ladies and Gentlemen-It is now tay agreeable duty to propose to you the toast of the evening. We are aiet here to promote the objects of a most useful society, one which has done a vast amount of good in this metropolis upon highly interesting occasions, and helped many worthy fellow-creatures at a period of great anxiety and peril. Ladies andc gen tlemen, we are all deeply indebted to this most benevolent society. I beg, therefore, to propose health, prosper ity, and success to the Lying-in Hos pital." At this juncture some friendly by stander would pluck the orator by the sleeve, and remind hins that it was not the Lying-in hospital the claims of which he was there to advocate, but the Newsvenders' Henevolent I Association. Then the Duke, taking a up his parable, would go blundering on, mixing the two up together in a maannaer highly comical. " Ahem, ladies and gentlemen, I find I have rather exceealed amy duty on this occasion in advocating the claims of the Lying-in Hospital; it is certainly an admirable institution no better; without it we should prob ably not have so many newsvenders, i and without these useful members of t society, how should we get our morn l ag lapers ? I drink prosperity, therefore, to the Blind Asylum-I bleg pardon, I mean the News renrders' Benevolent Association-and may they long discharge the duties they owe to society, by taking care of those unfortunates who find them selves in an interesting condition." [Lmmense applause and laughter.] t Coal miner. in St. Clair county, t Wiscpnsin. are -- on a strike." s News Items. Heavy fire in Summit, Mims., on the 11th. Montreal is having a small-pox ep idemic. The new Arkansas legislature is in sOSrion. M. Frenchand, Archbishop of Tours, is dead. A cotton exchange has been estab lished at Joston. The Paris correctional tribunal is punishing gamblers. Republican majority in Minnesota, 5,0(X0; Kansas, 15,0)0. New discoveries of gold and silver are reported in Mexico. Roman Catholic Hishop Bacon, of the diocese of Portland, is dead. The Beecher Tilton libel suit open ed in the city cout t of Brooklyn last Monday. A national cheap traiisportat.ion convention will meet at RichmIiond, Va., Dec. 1st. Philadelphia brokers have been swindled by operators in counterfeit city warrants. Austria will conclude a commercial treaty with Ro0mniniia idespite the objections of 'In rkey. Three horse thieves were shot at Brienklay, Arkansas, Tuesday night, while in the Act of stealing. Havana brokers have established an exchange ioor, an institution hitherto unknown in that city. The steamer Leopold of Newcastle foundered on the English coast. Twenty persons were drowned. The proposed reciprocity treaty it between Canada and the Unitedi States is denounced in England. 1 Captain General Concha is inspect ing Cuba, or such portions of it as are I not in possession of the patriots.5 Don frnibs of Spain hias intrusted ei his brother, Don Alphonso, with an V important imission to foreign courts. The Secretary of the Treasury has appointed S. .J. Flatow inspector of 1 tobacco, snuff and cigars at New Or- v leans. ( The official coint in the second f1 linois district gave the Democratic candidate for Congress a majority of 1 ever). Charlotte (nnslnhman the actress, is playing farewell performances at. Booth's Theatre, New York, to large audiences. A.New York policeman, porsuing an .iWeaped prisoner, fell under the wheels of a street car, Monday, and was killed. The steamship St. Louis, from New Orleans to Liverpool, put in at Sa vannah on the 5th, with her cargo of cotton on fire. Prisoners arrested in St. Martin for violations of the enforcement act were taken to New Orleans and there released on hail. An internati':n:tl billiard tourn - ment is in progress at New York. Jos. Dion is in the lead so far with 'Vignanx second. The notorious Washington safe burglary case is undergoing trial be fore the Supreme Court of the J)is trict of Colombia. The sisters of Arthur Orton, the Ticihborne claimant, have petitioned to the Queen of England for his re lease from prison. It is estimated tirie fully 40,0W)0 people in Arkansas and Nebrask 4 are now or soon will Ie in want of the necessaries of lite. A mutiny occurred on board the ship Neptune, at sea, Oct. 20th. The entire crew were arrested in New Yor k Wednesday. Three men were arrested in Selhy county, Kentucky, last Tuesday, charged with complicity in the shoot ing of a negro girl. The grave of Thomas Paine, near Rochelle, N. Y., has been obliterated by the owner of the -property vpon which it is situated. The marriage of the young Prince Napoleon and the daughter of Grand Duchess Marie of Russia is spoken of as a probable event. The following failures in New York are reported: Geo. Ii. Reay, station er, liabilities $2tK),00); Ross & Smith, dealers in bagging, $125,000. The New York Grand Division of the Sons of TT-mperance met in the metropolis last Wednesday. The order is in a prosperous condition. Congressmen Poland and Ward of the Arkansas Investigating Com nittee have arrived at Little Rock and commenced taking testimony. A bridegroom of a (lay, Ainsworth S. Zacinas by name, conun:itted sui cide in New York, Tuesday, by shoot ing himself. No cause is assigned for the act. The threatened war between China and Japan will not come off. China agrees to pay indemnity and tI-e Jap anese troops he withdrawn from Formosa. There are contradictory advices from the seige of Iran, both sides claiming successes. The Republican troops are seeking to cut off tine sup plies of the beseiging Carlists andi force them either to cross the French i frndtier or surrender. 1 Citizens of Osceola, Aarkansas, cap nured, tried aUii executed a negro named Jack Philips who outraged the wife of a planter near that place - last week. Baron do Santannacht, the new Portigte miiister to the United States, has arrived at Washington f and has been ofticially received by the President. S nid Mayor's day and the Prince of Wales' birthday werie celebrated in London on Monday last by a grand parade, tiring of cannon, decoration of liouiset', etc. ' rI Rev. J. E. Goodeman of St. Bonifiace's Catholic chlreh, Phi'iladel phi ia, has absconded with *4.5,floft of fuiis helonging to the church. lie I has sailed btr Europe. lii his iies-sage to the Asseimibly, President Mcli ilahoi will demonstrate the necessity for an inmlediate or ganization of the Hoptennate and dis solution of the Assembly. The French bark Ville; de Bordean, with cotton from New Orleans to Havana. was totally lost on the Col orado reefs on the night of October kith. The crew was saved. TheI iunii ipal auithoritiesof Seville, Spain, have offered $10,l(Mt reward for the recovery of Marilno's great painting of St. Anthony, stolen from the cathedral of that city recently. I Five thiuiand laborers employed I on the New York, Brooklin, Jersey City and Hoboken docks threaten to strike Monday next if a contemplated reduction in their wages is enforced. Ben Butler is preparing a letter for the press, claiinug that he was be trayed by his friends, promising un- j Iicomfortable revelations, and threaten ing to forni a new party in Massachu- - setts. The relations between the Czar of t Russia and President Serrano of Spain have assumned a thoroughly cor dial character and it is likely Russia 9 will give an early recognition to the C Spaniish Republic. a A woman named Kate Coniiers has been arrested in New York charged 1 with causing the death of one John O'Keif by throwing him violently to the gionid, producing internal inju ries from which he died. g Virginia finances are represented I1 in a forlorn condition by Gov. Kern- 0 per and the State Treasurer. Some method of recuperation is to be de- a vised. A funding bill after the pat- tl tern 'of Louisiana's is needed. 0 A man mined Herman Schilling was murdured in a tannery in Cincin- ii nati, on Sunday last, by Geo. Ruper, ti Andrew Enger and his son Fred. 0 Einger. His bouly was placed in the furnace and was halt consumed when ri discovered. 0 Lieit. Hodgson of the Seventh U. S. Cavalry. and Deputy Marshal Selye were arrested in Monroe on the fith inst., by the sheriff of Lincoln parish and a posse numbering 200 lien. Tir, order of arrest was issued by J udge Trimble and the charge is contempt of court and cutting tele graph wires. Hodgson and Selye have been engaged in arresting citi zens charged with violations of the entirefrcneut act. The condint of the former will ie the subject ofta military investigation, and the latter has been sentenced to ten day's imprisonment and a fine of 100. Remnants. The family of Mr. Shippen, of Hobo ken, will not have to endure the hor rors of hoist cleaning this f ll. Soie thieves attended to $3,000 worth of it while the family were at the tea ,.hore. A fashionable but illiterate New York lady, traveling on tire Ciontinent, writes to a friend that she has just seen the " mriseum of iniquities '' iii Genna, and she does think it is " per fectly splendid." Schryler Colfax won't attend a cir ers, bit ire takes the children and paces slowly arnind the canvas that they may hear the songs of the clown and the glad voice of the trick mule. -Detroit Press. We don't want to kick up a great rrmpus and be the means of bringing about a dozen libel suits; but rie'ht here and right now it rras be well to remark that tobacco in not injuriiis to the human system. Now thei, come on.-1Detroit Press. A man about two-thirds drink, and his back covered with irud, stop pied a policeman on the 41reet and asked to be locked up. ' Why you are able to walk home, aren't youl " asked the officer. " Yes, I could get hoiue all right, hut. I don't wanit to. ti and you wouiln't if vour had nin wifei Take mre down, ole feller, and if she comes inquiring 'round juit say I've gone to T'ledo on 'portant busine s." -Detroit Free Press. Sunday night a policeman on Baker street, passing a certain house ahoutii 10 o'clock, saw a man drop from a window and heard siiothered cries inside. lie seized the man for a hlr glar, but soon found that he had the owner of the house in his clutches. " Well, " said the officer it looked suspicions to see you drop out of a window that way." " I know it did," replied the man, heaving a sigh. " hut when the old woman gets her dander ip 1 ain't particular about what road I take to get out of the home.i -De trout Fr e IPr º- Laughing Gas. d A revolver--The earth. A crcmationist-Cinder-Ella. A shocking scene-Kerosene. v Drawing mnaterials-Corkscrews. H Hop merchants-Dancing-masters. e It is never too late to marry or to mend. A wife's secret-her opinion of her il husband. l An era unknown to women-the n middle ages. Lager-rhythmns-the songs of Ger man students. There is never a scarcity of the f small-potato crop. Where to go when short of money -go to work. The earliest participants in the fall trade-Adam and Eve. Dental science is called " Tooth carpentry as a fine art." Speaking of tlh nation's Wards, Artemus was one of them. 'Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have had a mother-in law. Polite-" Please, sir, if you'll get off my corn long enough, I'll kick you." A Sunday-school teacher recently told his class that Jermiah was the first pi ince of Wails. The hair of a lady in Montpelier, Vt., tutned - white in a single night. She fell into a flour barrel. The editor of the Cape Ann Adver tiser says that a clean shirt is one of woman's best gifts to man !-Bostoa Post. The youth who cried "Excelsior" didn't know that he was raming five out of every six saloons in the coun try. " Beckie, my dear, you were a very good little ginl to-day." " Yes'm, I couldn't help beiu' good. I got a 'tiff neck." There is something noble about a goat which all boarders might imitate. lie is not particular what he feeds upon. A Danbury little darkey refused to go to church " kase he didn't want to look there like a huckelberry in a pan of milk." "Too Old for Kisses" is the title of a poem in the Salt Lake Herald. And this sentiment is uttered in the land of Young. Forty per cent, of the school girls in Indiana are named Maria; half of them call themselves Mariar, and the other half Mari. Mr. Smirkins says he has been mar ried sixt'een years, and all the income they have had to live on has been in colne-pat ibility. In Texas they have nominated for Congress aman named Pleasant Yell. Ii elected, he will probably be heard from in the house. If a man really wants to find out what's in him let him go to sea. The first rough weather will generally enaile him to ascertain it. The latest feature of the Chromo gift business comes from Dexter, Me. They have a church there which gives a chromo to every new convert. -Boston Globe. When one learns that 205,800 pounds of false hair were actually sold in Paris in one year, what a sad and sawdusty sort of Sahara this world (loes seem. Mississippi is singularly blessed in somie respects. A traveler there says sonic of the land in that State is so poor that a disturbance could not be raised on it. Henry Godnose Bailey is the name of a boy in Springfield, 0. If we were your patient, Henry, Godnose we'd knock your middle name out of you.-Cin. Times. When a man dies and leaves a nice young widow with plenty of nioney, and you see her walking out with the executor on Sunday after noon, change is imminitten t. A Boston auctioneer has in his pos session an umbrella seventy -two years old. It was built in ngland. Poets nre requested to limit their cotitri uutions to three stanzas. Kaiser Billy won't let anybody visit Count Von Arnim except his unother-in-law. lie flatters himself that he hlts discovered something worse than the rack or thunibserew. Alabamians are very prompt in paying bets which have been lost on horse races, but when it comes to settling for pew rent they get mad if they are pushed.-Detroit Press. The Bergen (N. J.) horse-ear rail road company, in an 'advertisement giving the ti nte-table, directs that " curses of all kind should be ad dre~sed to Geo. W. Downing, super intendent." An old tman in Alabama has a tree near his house overhanging the road which he wisshcs to cut, but is com lpelli-d to keep it standing for fear it -h. ld kill a ('andidate ort Congress when it falls. The latest Stunday-school p1rodi y, having listened to a discourse on thie nece~s ty of ofe-ring a tirmo rout to the evil one, said le'd b be scared of the old devil, but it lie came across one of the little one.s lue'd knock the -tfi: g cut of 1in1.