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0FtI'IAL JrURNAL OF THE PARISH OF ASCENSION AND TOWN OF DONALDSONVILLE. VOLUMEXI. . DONALDSONVILLE, LOUISIANA,SATURDAY, OCTOMBER 1, 1881. NUMBER 4 SAmieus lunmani oenerisa A Wide-Awake Home Newsgapei Published'Evory Saturday, at Donaldsonville, Asension Parish,La., LINi DEN i. BENTLEW, EDITOR AsD PaorIsItoT. TERMS OF SUBSBRIPTION: one copy, one year,..................$2 04 One copy, six months,................ 1 2= fix copies, one year, .................10 0 Twelve copies, one year,.............18 01 Parable invariably in advance. AD Vd.RTISING RATE8: One Inch of space coesdtetes a "squar." SQUAR.s. 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Addross: COl mP, Donaldsonville.La. Dr. P. J. Friedrichs, WITH DR. W. 8 CHANDLER, I12..........Carondeletstreet,.......... 142 New Orleans. DR. . A . C. LOVE, Darrowvllle, La. Left bank Mississippi river, opposite Don aldsonville. Oflece and residence at Gibson's Hotel. CORONER'S OFFICI. Lafourche street, between Attakapas and Opelousas streets, Domalldsorville. DaR. W. M. M)oALLIARD Office cor. oumnas and Iberville streets, Domaldmavwille. La. . D. HANSN, M. D. OFFICE: Corner Iloumas and Iberville streets, near C. Kio's store, Doualdsou vl, leI .a. as. CURIEN, ilberville St., opp. St. Vincent's Institution, Domaldsomville, La. Mas. Cqnrsa. a French graduate, respect fulletadcers her services to the ladies of l)onaldsouville and vicinity. Best refer ences given. jlyl7-1y N. BEL, DRUGGIST, Corner Chetimnghes and Mississippi Streets Donaldsonville, La. A complete stock of Pure Chemicals al ways on hand. Prescriptions carefully com piled at all hours, day or night~ febl6 LAW AND NOTARIAL OFFICE. R. N. SBms, ATTORlNt AT LAW, Donaldsonrille, La. Practice in Ascension,Assumption and St. James. meIh22-ly F D. EARHART, AATTOLlRUT AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court-House, Domaldsonville, La. Practices in the Twenty-Second Judicial District (eoebprising St. James and Ascen sion parishes), and in the Supreme and United States Courts. wuyl M. McCULLOH, .AWTOIUTY AT LAW, Deoaldsomville, La. Office on Attakapas street, opposite the Court-Hlouse. R. N. SIxs. J. E. Pocing. AIMS a POClHE, ATTOUJBTS AT LAW, Mt. James, La. O)llee at F. P. Poehl's. Address: Convent P. O. Ca Mr. Sims will be in St. James every Monday. ap24 JOHNi H. ILSLLy, ATTOW'NY AT LAW, Office: Opposite the Court-House, Domaldsomrvile, La. Practices in the Twenty-Second Judicial District (comprising the parishes St. James and Ascension)., and in the SOpreme and United States Cotuts. RS. I. PALMER, DRESSMAKER, lizilroad Avenue. near Claiborne strpet, Donaldsonville. Plain and fancy sewing of all kinds done in best style aund on reasonable- terms. A trial solicited and satisfaction guaranteed. JOHN P. FOCIIA. -Cistern Maker, Railroad Avenue, opposite the Post-offioe, Donaldsonrille, La. All work guaranteed and satisfaction warranted. Prices lower than the lowest. R H. DUNN, Carpenter and Builder, Crescent Place, nent door to CHIEF Office, Iounaldsoaville, iLa. Orders received through the Post-office will nmeet with prompt attention. DONALDSONVILLE BUSINESS DIRECTORY. SEWING MACHINES. T A. KINGSTO, dealer in all kinds oi i New and lOegond Hand Sewing Me chines, 185 Railroad Avenue. Needles, Oil, Attachments and everything belonging to the sewing machine. Machlimnes sold, ex changed or rented on easy monthly pay ments. Machines given on trial. Repairing a specialty. DRY GOODS, GROCERIES, Etc. TNO. F. PARK, dealer in Staple and Fan S y Groceries, Provisions. Plantation and Steamboat Supplies, Canned Goods, Wines, Liquors, Bottled Beer Ale, etc., Dry Goods and Notions, corner of Miseissippi and Chet imaches streets, opp. River Ferry. A D. VEGA, Agent, dealer in Dry Goods, • e Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Liquors, Furniture, Hard ware, Tobacco, Paints, Oils, Glass, Lumber, Bricks, Carts and Wagons ; Loeb's corner, Railroad Avenue and Mississippi street. BERNARD LEMANN, dealer in Western Produce, fancy and staple Groceries, Liquors, Hardware, Iron, Paints, Oils, Cart., Plows, Saddlery, Stoves and Tinware, Fur niture, Crockery, Wall Paper and House Furnishing Goods, Mississippi street, corner Crescent Place. JOSEPH OONDRAN, dealer in Clothing, Dry Goods, Notions, Hats, Oroseries, Wines, Liquors, Boots Shoes, Hardware, Paint., Oils, Saddlery, Crookery, Furniture and all kinds of House Furnishing Goods, Blue Store, Mississippi street. .M TOBIAS, dealer in Groceries, Dry *Vo Goods, Clothing, Notions, Bopts and Shoes Hats, Furniture, Hardwarde, Crock ory, Trunkas, etc., corner Mississippi and St. Patrick streets and No. 24 Railroad Avenue. Everything at lowest fgures. O KLINE, corner Crescent Place and " Houmas street, dealer in Dry Good., Notions, Boots and Shoes, Groceries, Pro visions, Corn,'Oats and Bran. M 18RAEL & CO., dealers In Dry Goods, V Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Saddlery Bugies etc., corner Mississippi street and Railroal Avenue. M LEVY, dealer in Dry Goods, Cloth " ing, Boots, Shoes, Hats, Groceries, Furniture, hIardware and Plantation Sup plies, at Len,snn's old stand, Mississippi street. G. FEITEL, Agent. TNO. SOLOZANO, dealer in Groceries, I Wines and Liquors, Crockery, Tinware, Notions, etc. No. 91 Railroad Avenue, be tween Conway and St. Michael streets, Donaldsonville. INSURANOCE AGENCIES. 'I MAURIN General Fire Insurance V * Agent, Missimippi street, over Fer nandes's barber shop.l presents first-class companies with over 50,000,000 of capital. Policies issued directly from agency with. out delay. = GANEL, Agent tor Louisiana Life In * surance Company, Mississippi street, over Fernandez's barber shop. Policies se cured by deposit of a reserve fund in the State treasury. HOTELS AND iOAR1INO.HOUSES. RO RT. E. LEE HLOTE., at Marx Israel's 4 old stand, eorns ilipp and ,oJ' sard streets. Joe. Lsrgue, proprietor. Bar and billiard room attached. First-class en tortainment and aecomnmodations. CITY HOTEL, P. Lefevre, Proprietor, Railroad Avenue, cor. Ilerville street. Bar supplied with best Liquors. CONFECTIONERIES. DONALDSONV'LE CONFECTIONERY, by A. Grilhe, Mississippi street, near St. Patrick. Branch on Railroad Avenue, near Opglouses street. Cakes, Fruit., Nuts, Soda Water, Ice Cream. Cakes..Ice Cream and Syrups for weddings and parties lur niehed on short notice. LIJUOR AND RILLIAID. SALOONS. rHE PLACE, Gun. Israel, manager, . Corner Losesard and Mississippi streets. Billiards, Lager Beer, Best Wines andl Liquors, Fine Cigars, etc. TINSMITH. L OUIS J. RACKE, Tinsmith, Mississippi street, at Lemann's old stand. Orders attended to' with dispatch and satisfaetio' insured. BAIRBER SHOP. L L. FERNANDEZ, Barber Shop, MIs * sissippi Street, near corner Letsard. Shaving, luicautting, shampooing, etc., in most artistic stale ATTORNEYS AT LAW. FREDERICK DUFFEL,Attorney at law, office on Chctimnaohes street, opposite the Court-House. EDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Attakapas street, opposite Louisiana Square. Visits Napoleonville on Mondays: DAUL LECIIE, Attorney at Law and No. tary Public, Donaldsonville. Office: One block below the Court-House, on At takapas street. je25 HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. G INGRY, THE PAINTER, Crescent Place, opposite the Market-House. House, Sign and Ornamental Painting in all their branchesi Best work at lowest prices. BLACKSMITH. F WALTER, Blacksmith and Carriage * Shop, Mississippi street, near Lessard. Carriage, buggy and wagon making, trim ming, decoratinmg aud repairing. Horse shoeing and all kinds of blacksmith work in first-class style. LIVERY STABLES & UNDERTAKINO. SCHONBERG'S Livery, Feed and Bale Stable and Undertaker's Establishment, Railroad Avenue, betweep Iberville and At takapas streets. Competition defied. DRUGS AND MEDICINES. B RYBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, e Mississippi street, between St. Patrick and St. Vincent streets, adjoining Gondran's store. MILLINERY. MRS. MI. BLUM. Milliner, .Mississippi stre-t, between Lessard and St. Pat rick. Latest styles of Bonnets, Hats, French Flowers, etc.; also, all kinds of Ladies' Un derwear. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY. SODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Hether, proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda, Mlineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated wat.rs manufactured, and sold at lowest prices. For Sale. A Second-hand PLANING MACHINE, as good as new. Will plain 22-inch boards. Apply to or address, S. MOYSE & CO., .?acLinery Dealers, No. 3, Union street. New Orleans. Per the CarHE. PRESJDENT OARFIELD'S DEAD. BYn A. J. REYNOLDS. Throughout the length of the land to-day These ominous words have sped : (The Nation bows-to woe a prey,) " President Garfield's dead." Our valiant head, our ruler great, Struck by a dastard's hand, Has meekly bowed unto his fate And answered death's command. A Nation plunged in deepest grief In fitting terms bewail The assassination of their chief By villain black and frail. There rises from the blighted hearts A moan that bodes no good Unto the wretch who hurled the darts That spilled his sacred blood. I see the faithful little wife, The type of truest constancy, Stand by the couch and guard his life With woman's staunch fidelity. And when the learned Doctors all Declared that hope had fled, She simply said, without appall, " There's hope for me until he's dead." And steadfast, constant, firm and true, She by that stricken husband stood, And He who rules the realms of blue Will bless and cheer her widowhood; Will guard and shield the precious soul * That has with woe been riven, That mourns for him now stark and cold, Whose spirit soars in heaven. A mother, now infirm and old, With anguish deep and wild, Sinks 'neath her troubles manifold, And mourns her murdered child. When the tidings bleak and sad Were borne unto-her ear, She in the mildest meekness said, " I soon shall join my child up there." " How could they kill my baby boy, Who never did a wrong I How could they rob me of the joy That did my life prolong I Alas! the cruel, cruel deed Oh! God! canst thou forgive 1 Would that I could have died instead, And Jimmie still could live." A Nation welps, a Nation moans, That fate should so decree, One of Columbia's ablest sons Should fall by tyranny. ! I hero noble, great, sublime, We mourn you deep and sore; throughout all ages and all tiume, Your name shall live forevermore. Oh ! demon in your prison cell ! Oh! fiend dread and vile! The words of mortal ne'er can tell The blackness of your guile. Oh ! heathen with the brand of Cain Placed by the hand on high; The people voices loud proclaim, "Guiteau, you must die !" Donaldsonville, La., Sept. 26, 1881. . - . . A THOUGHT. BY FATIIER RYAN. The snumner rose the sun has flushed With crimson glory iuay be sweet; 'Tis sweeter when the leaves are crushed Beneath the wind's and tempest's feet. The rose that waves upon its tree In lifo sheds perfume all around; More sweet the perfume flouts to me Of roses trampled on the gound., The waving rose'with every breath Scents carelessly theo ummraer air; The wounded rose breathes forth its breath Its sweetness far more rich and rare. It is a truth beyond 0dr ken And yet a truth " nich all may read It is with roses as with men. The sweetest -.earts are those that bleed. The flower Rhich l ethldhem saw bloom Out of a heart all full of grace, Gavt never forth its full perfume 'Jntill the cross became its base. IF SHE COULD ONLY COOK. You have not changed, my Geraldine; Your voice is just as sweet and low, You are as fairy-like in mien, As tour and twenty months ago. Since Hymen tied the fatal knot I've basked within your glance's beam ; Your beauty has not dimmed ajot, You realize a poet's dream. A poet craves for boundless love And ;eauty.ef the frst degree ; I'd do with less than that, icy dove- I'm much more moderate than he. The gleam from dark-fringed eyelids sent, The witchery of tone and look, I would forego to some exteant, My Geraldine-if you could cook ! -COieaqo later Ocean. THE NOTED TRAIN ROBBERS. The publishers of " Border Outlaws " as sert that their history of the Younger Broth ers and Fiank and Jesse James, published six months ago, has already reached the enormous sale of more than 60,000 copies Since the late robbery and double murder at Winston, Mo., they have issued a new edi tion, containing a full history of that out rage, with illeatrations which brings the events in the lives ot these airy gentlemen of the highway down to the present moment. For lively reading we presume this book can hardly be surpassed. Persons desiring agencies will find advertisement elsewhere. A PRINCE OF BREFFNY Is the title bf Mr. Thomas -P. May's new novel, which is in press and shortly to be published by T. B. Peterson & Brothers, of Philadelphia, Pa. The hero of this charm ing book was a famous Irish soldier of for tune and the first Spanish Governor of Lou isiana. The book has a clearly defined. healthful value, while the author's power of narrative is remarkable, and the work will amply repay perusal. We recommend it to all. WHAT DOES IT SIGNIFY? Intelligence received from the Warner Observatory, Rochester, N. Y., announces the discovery of a new comet located in the constellation of Virgo. It is a striking coincidence that this agw and bright comet appeared at the same hour President Gar field was breathing his last. It was first seen by E. E. Barnard in Nashville, Tenn., who has made claim through Prof. Swift for the Warner prize of #$00 in gold. This makes the fifth comet seen since May first, and of this number four have appeared from almost the same spot in the heavens. OUR NEW YOLiK LETTER. The Latest nsatlon--Bad Shooting Among the boughs-The Innocent ars Shot and the (aslty Escape-The Flight of Stuart, the bldultlng Secretary-The Battle of the SBrks In Wall Street. Naw Yex, September 24, 1881. EDITOR CHIEF: It is about to years ago since the Coroner was cabd on to investigate a case of suicide in, miserable den called the "Barracks," s the West side. The leprosy of crime hi cursed the place for many years ; murer had been commit ted there more the a dozen times, and four of the perpeteors had suffered for their crimes uponhe gallows. It was to this vile den iat the coroner was called one bitter Wtter morning, about two years ago, and i a miserable room, destitute of the com oneset necessaries of life, lay the body of r. Thomas Lookup Evans, the most itorions abortionist that this country haever known, with the exception of Maime Restell. There was a wide differencbetween these two professional crimina. Madame Restell flaunted her ill-gotte riches in the face and eyes of New )rk. She built a gilded palace in Ne York's most aris tocratic quarter, at she dashed down the mall of Central Irk in an equipage with liveried servanu which awakened the envy of thousals, who look upon gold as God-not aing for the means by which it was got Hunted into the toils at last, from wbh there was no es cape, this brazen woan, who had defied the law for thirty yes, committed sui cide in a felon's cell. Dr. Lookup Evanstrs her rival, and on the wintry mornir of which I spoke, in that miserable roo, he lay a lifeless corpse upon the flo. His form was wan and wasted; hiclothing was tat tered rags; and yet, Wen they came to search his effects, tty found in gold, silver and bonds, ow $200,000. Was there some mysteries, hidden power that would not let hi use it when tlhe cold pinched him ii the Wintet t°ime and starvation was,ugging at his vi tals? Was there avoice of murder every time that he riched o'Jt his hand towards the glitterig pilr' and forbade him to touch it, fo;it :.,as the price of blood 1 The posses!- of 1200,000 died in penury and rageand was buried in a suicide's grave, 'wh uo living soul to mourn for hirs. Lhe circumstances which recall his d'.th are brought back to me by anotielmarder, which oc curred at the oarraks last week, when a father :ille,: his daghter and seriously woubded another. .e iva attaekod by a gang of the hodlum, that infest the place1 ~nd while;rying to defend hjM. ses., he slew his olest child. It ir sin 'gular how the isut of sin chugs to a locality. The Fre Points Mission has been in operatic over a quarter of a centturg. Other religious institutions have labored wit earnest zeal; the Five Points House of udustry has hundreds of people employeievery day. But almost at its very doonrmnurder holds high ear nival, the thief ,lies his trade, and the receiver of stole goods stands ready to aid the burgla and footpad in getting rid of his unlavful gains. Turn where you will, you 3e the signs "Old gold and silver bouht," "Highest prices paid for old gel and silver." In the windows are wtoh-works' from which the numbers hav been erased, the cases of which have ben melted down in the crucible, silver spons and ladles which have no mark to identify them, and which were perlaps tie spoils of some midnight burglary in a distant city. Goods stolen in slew York are seldom fifered for sale here, ast are sent away to other cities. liecenly it was noticed by some of our largedry-goods bouses that silk handkerchiei\ were being sold below cost by a great any of the small retail dealers. A delctive was set on )he track, and it we discovered that one of the employee ota great silk mill at Paterson had stolei over a thousaqd dozen, which he had aTposed of through one of the receivers ad stolen goods, re ceiving about oneLquater of their value. Some time ago the great house of H. B. Claflin & Co. hadreason to believe hat something was wong in their cloth departmlent. The heAls of department were all old and truted en;ployes, ap parently above suspicon. A watch was pult upon them. andthey fourd that a dhan in whom they hal the utmost confi- i deuce had been robbilg them for years, sending out whole pieces of cloth among the cuttings and refine. Three or four were in the pool, and each one had ac- g cunmulated a snug litth fortune. > This brings me to the flight of Mr. Stuart, the late Secretary of the Board of Education, who was indicted recently a for stealing the schoolfunds of Brooklyn. p At first Mr. Stuart played the role of a virtuous indignation-to think that so n righteous a man shbuld be suspected; tl but the proofs began to accumulate, b and that. was not a success. Forged I check after forged cleck was discovered, false entries piled upon each other; thousands were added to thousands sto len, till the discoveries reaehod over 1200,000. The whldo community was astounded that such a gigantic robbery N could have been going on for years, and 13 no one even suspected that Mr, Stuart u was the thief. Last Sunday he went out a to take a little ride in Central Park with a his wife. On arriving there he dismissed his coachman, who returned to his home al in Brooklyn. Since thep he has not o been heard from, and the presumption is that he has " gone where the woodbine twineth." This is another warning to those who seek the short road to wealth. Sooner or later they are sure to get caught, though some of them fail to realize it till they find themselves be hind a brison bars. Some people fear that Mr. Stuart has cotemitted sni eide, but he is to well fixed for that; for making the most liberal allowance for extravagant living and unfortunate speculations in Wall street, he must still have enougt of his plunder left to secure him a comfortable competence for the rest of his days. It is a genuine pleasure to record an occasional defeat for the Wall street sharps. It is true that it is dog eat dog, but that makes no particular difference so long as the dog is eaten. Ailing and Dowd are not large dogs. Jay Gould and Russel Sage are pretty large caninW I as dogs go. It is an easy thing for the big dog to eat the little dog and lick his chops after he is down; but when you I see the little dog swallow the big dog, f brass collar, tail and:all, that is a sight c worth seeing; and here is a point for my t friends in the country to look at. What chance has an outsider in Wall street when such tnen as Russel Sage I, and Jay Gould can be caught ? Why t will small merchants and farmers se.d their hundreds and thousands in here, when these men rob each other of mil lions Everybody except those w-ho have been caught are glad. Men pass each other with a broad grin and say bully for Dowd-becoase Dowd got e Gould. In a few Weeks, or perhaps it may be mouths, or may be years, Mr. Gould will lay frr Mi. Dowd, and then there will b ronurning in the house of Dowd, and. ejoiings in the uiansions of Gould. !ay Gould has one peeuliarity- me ia not good at forgetting, and that lom'1 gentlemen will realize if they only iO a long enough. The barniug eyeless las passed and for most of the week we have had a sue- t eession of cool and pleasant days. There is immense activity in the dry goods I trade, the FalPorders greatly exceeding those of the same month last year. In front of all our large dry goods houses boxes and bales crowd the sidewalk for blocks, making it almost impassablp for pedestrians. The streets adjoiP.ng the wharves are one dense mass of wagons, carts and trupks, delivering goods to outgoing vessels and the ladiung railroad depots. Our country cousins are here in hordes and arm'.es. Nothing has been seen like it ip mnauy years. Truly yours, BROADBRIM. A LEADING PROFESSOR SPEAKING OF 8ENSIB$LE PEOPLE. Dr. 8-,the prominent Eastern medical lecturer, says: " Every day sensible peo ple come to me complaining of their health being broken down. The answers to my inquiries always are-what I surmise-na ture's laws hard been totally disregarded; consequently the blood, the dtream of life, becomes contaminated-and as a result of this blood poisoning, I And dyspepsia and disordered functions of the heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys, accompanied by head ache, nervous debility, and other impaired organic portions, often verging on paralysis In order to keep the digestive organs in proper health and strength, I and my friends in the profession have recommended Brown's Iron Bitters-they act so mildly and soothingly, never leaving any un pleasant after-effects, strengthening the organs of digestion, and permanently re moving every symptom of ill health, languor and debility. No remedy in the East gives such good satisfaction as Brown's Iron Bit ters, and all druggists can procure it for you. Don't be persuaded to use a substi tute. This remedy contains no alcohol and is the only preparation of Iron that does" not blacken the teeth.-Sun. HEROES OF TIE PLAINS. Is the charmin; title of a new book jest published by the Historical Publishing Co., of St. Louis, Mo. It embraces the lives and adventures of Wild Bill, Buffalo Bill, Kit Carson, Capt. Payne, Capt. Jack, Texas Jack, California Joe, and other celebrated Indian fighters, scouts, hunters, and guides, and is doubtless a l.ok well worth having. There are not many people in this great land of ours who do not feel an interest in the romantic deeds of the gallant plains men. See advertisementdlsewhere. Be Wise and Happy. If you will stop all yoer extravagant and wrong notions in doctoring ourself and fam ily with expensive or humbug cure-alls that do harm always, and use only nature's aim pie remedies for all your ailments-you will be wise, well and happy, and save great ex pense. The greatest remedy for this, the great, wise and good will tell you, is iop Bitters-rely on it. See another column. No Good Preaching. No man can do a good job of work, preach a good sermon, try a law suit well, doctor a patient or write a good article when he feels miserable and dull, with sluggish brain and unsteady nerves; and none should make the attempt in such a condition when it can be so easily and cheaply rempoved bis little Hop Bitters. See other column. Mr. Samuel McKenzie, Cumberland, Md., writes: "I am 68 years of age. About four years ago I began to go into decline. I suf fered from dyspepsia, stone in the bladder, weak lungs, and general nervous debility. Nothing I tried did me any good until I used Blrown's Iron Bitters. This remedy has made me again robust and strong, and I feel all the fire and activity of youth ance more in my veins. Everybody is using Brown's Iron Bitters, and everybody is astonished at its marvel ons cures where others have faile4, Notes from y'tMya's Portfollb. Amateur Dramatles-lnereasing Avoidu pole-Vlsit to Senator Hspton's Bum mer House, Old Malde, Chlnqueplsa, ete. LAURaLDENE, N. C., Sept. 1881. DEAa AUNT CHAT: Amongst our numerous and never fail ing sources of entertainment is the drama. Nob that this rural district is sufficiently fashionable and well instruc ted in the arts to invite hither a profes -ional troupe, for our theatre was impro vised and the actors all amateurs, who heartily enjoyed their own acting and contributed very largely to the amuse ment of the friendly audience even if they failed to elicit from them unbo.d ed admiration I Our play bore the prestige of a pre vious performance in the great London Drury Lane Theatre, and the cast of characters was pronounced to be excel lent. Some one commented upon the co incidence of two bor'a fide lovers being assigned lovers' claracters in the play, but was answered naively that so far from its being accidental or a mere coincidonoe it was a nefarious design on the part, of a mischief-loving friend in order to bring them more eonspicuously forevard and give point to the whole. It i'j superfluous to emphasise the fact of their superior acting. You see, it wasu't make believe with them, at all, as it was with the rest of us, but the most living, real earnest; hence their signal senuccess ancd bearing off of the palm of victory. The juvenility of the actors was the only impediment in the way to perfect success and complete edifeation of as sembled guests. In vain we essayed to impress upon the two youthful perform ers who enacted the role of old maids the direful seal of advaneed maidenhood. It was not possible to conceal the bloom of youth or hide girlish blushes in spltb of skillfally adapted corkscmew cure, pow dered hair and antique costume s; and the would be old maids were greatly ex er.ised all evening ate thetxceeding bad taste of many persobe, who persisted in complimenting them when they should have pronounced them frights and per feet peronatiUon of the abaracters. Ocr laindoit Is ambitions that we hnoul4A increase rapidly in pounds avoir dupois, as well as inulther good things of life, and in a spirit of progressivenes has the sales brought out immediasely after partaking of a hearty dinner, every Thuraday, and every man, woman and child at the hotel is weighed. A record of the respective weights is preserved and compared each week. '*It rare in deed that it does not show a s y gain for each one, to the utter consternation sometimes of the very short ladies who would willingly impart somip of their substance to their more ethereal looking sisters. I believe onlf'one gentleman remains in lstat quo, or nearly so, and the cause is palpable enough. He is the most indefatigable walker I over saw, and ac tually keeps himself thin by the immod erate amount of exercise he takes daily. We advise him, but evidently to no pur pose, to abstain from pedestrianism and cultivate comparative laziness else his friends will not regArd his trip as very beneficial, for people have a fashion of measuring one's improvemqut and state of health, by the number of pounds gained. The charming summer home of ex Governor Hampton of South Carolina is within a few miles of Laneldene, and it was not the least enjoyable day, I can assure you, that we spent there, where Senator Hampton presides with that courtly grace and exquisite air of no bless oblige which strikingly character izes him. And yet, his manners are marked with simplicity, and he is utter ly without a shadow of pretentious ness; seems thoroughly to enjoy conver sation with the young, and treated us with so much real kindliness, geniality and attention that we soon felt a per sonal, warm regard for the quasdam Con federate hero, who now seemed grander and braver, seen thus face to face, than when viewed through the magical mists of distance. I must not omit to mention the General's lovely middle-aged maiden sisters, who were so soft and gentle so "pure and womanly," with tender, serene countenances, that I was almost ready to renounce the old rooted preju dice against old maids, and acknowl edge them the very salt and savor of the earth. Surely, single women may lead the holiest lives, adorned with the "or naujent of a meek and quiet spirit," and marked by self-abnegtion, with a com plete renunciation of the joys and tender lives Ifm which life is supposed to gath er all its sweetness and strength. I can not look into the faces of some women I know, to whom the odium of "old maid" clings, and not see written there, in every line and lineamnent, a life-his tory fraught with bitter pain, and tell ing us with voiceless eloquence of what the voluntary surrender of '"all that could flatter the poor human will, or till the heart," meant to them. The chinquepius are ripe, and it is very pleasant to gather them, especially when a congenial companion is near, to enliven one by bright conversation and help to fill one's basket. I do wish I could transport some of the delicious fruit we have here to Lou isiana, for there.is certainly a supera bundance in these parts. It seems im possible to consume more than half of the apples and peaches, and the pigs en joy the remainder. The grapes are per excellence, the finest I ever at., and many varieties are grown here-among them the Isabella, Catawba and Delaware. One gentleman contemplates .making the fine Catawba wine soon for which California is noted, and judging by the extent of his vineyard, he may reason ably hope to achieve sunacess. I did not consider him quite so reason able, however, when he began to tell as of the orange trees he intended to plant npon his farm. He assured as that there was a certain spot on his place, where the isothermal lines crossed, and consequently, the temperature was so equable that it never froze; so he was encouraged to believe that our Southern fruit might be successfully cultivated in that favored locality. This seems to be little less than a vagary, for it is known that orange trees require an inmmense quantity of moisturc, as well as heat, and that I am sure they would not get at so great an altitude, in this mountain region. Affectionately, MYRA, GENERAL NEWS SUMM& ,. Domestic. A Baltimpore belle has finger nad e inches long. ., of, A new coal mine has been discor at Lando, Texas. A sat in theNew York StoseEzehbmgs sold for $30,000 the other day. The only rolling mialB ia-LAamg -I destroyed b, fire September 21. A tornado visited Qlney, Ills., Sep tember 25, eausing $10,000 worth of damage. One of a party of girls who ran 'Ave mile rase at 1io, Texas, died from 4er exertion; The packing bones of the St. Lotss Oil company burned September22; loss, $200,000. Them ame now four comets visible, the last one appearing at the hoar the Prest dent expired. Kangaroo tendons are mew seed by fas.ienable surgeone for sewing up of flesh wounds. Professor Fairchild ofJersey City offers $1000 for a parrot which can plainly speak one singleword. An Albany mother, being dis~eased by something that one of her send ad done, erdesed anotber seo to sheet m. A San Francisco physiea, believing that he has discovered a sea for hydro. phobia; ha had jiaself litten by a rabid dog. A eolered Minister of Clark eounty, Ky., anmso ees that he will pray for any desired object on receipt ofseyqnty-.fve cents. -4- Foreign, Voeuvius is in a state of eruption, "Marseillee has an electric light house. A frightful epidemic of typhoid fever is now raging in Athens. The G(rand Duke of Baden will reet6re the castle of Heig4elberg. Ismal, Pasha, the ex-Khedive of Egypt, is at present staying at Vichy. The Hippodrome in Paris reseatly started rnnnins matches for ladies. Almost the whole town of Joumls,Hay. ti, was destroyed by Are, losms ll50,00O The Emperor of Germany has appolnt,. ed King Kalakana to a I'rasian General. ship. The Ontario Gevernmen. prohibits the Qractice of. Ameriean doetora on the Canada side. . The papers at Cape Thwn, 8puth Afri ca, appeared with motesiig bordema in. honor of Garfield. King Kalakaua hassent President Ore vy the insignia of the Gread Cross ofthe Ord6r of Kameebahse,. ..r -.- - The Japanese Gorernment has sent & commission to Milae to inquire into the advantages of being semeted. A great clotbing house at Paris has Ita work done by several sewing macblues which move by electafoity. During her stay in Iblywood House foo witness the Edinburgh review, hbe Queen, ad herself called Queen or Sedts. Sixty-one persona were burned todeath in one day in the recent forest Area in Algeria, and 682 dwellings destzsped. In England any one offering a eward for stolen property saying that " aleles tions will be asked," is fiable to feesfit Prince Napoleon has decided to re nounce his claims to the leadership of the Bonapartiste in favor of his son, Prince Victor. The feat of Leander and Lord Byron has been exceeded by Lord Clandiboye, who swam across the Bosporus in a little over an hour. The London Lancet, in articles written by one of the most eminent.Eaglish sur geons, disapproves of much of the treat ment to which the suffering President was subjtoted. The Prince of Wales has just issued his warrant for the formation of a new esder of Masons, to be called "The Uallery Lodge," tb be confined exclusively to jaurnalists and gallery reporters. SIn the Inguidi," says M. Lens In a re cent communication to the French Geo graphical Society, " a recrosi, I observed a phenomenon which was as rare as it was inuteresting--resonant or musical sand. All at once one hears In the desert, issuing from a sand done, a prolonged, smothered sound quita like the noise of a trumpet. It lusts for some seconds andt then stops, to renumoe itself in another direction. TlIe phenomenon renders the the traveler anxious. I suppose it pro. ceeds from the friction against one an other of the burning hot grains ofn ,artz, which are simply laid one over the other and are always in motion." The remarkable liscoveriem of lenser, Pasteur, and others, showing that some of the most fatal viruleot diseases may be rendered comparatively harmless by inoculation with a weakelned virus, have led to the suggestion of the possibi. lity of combatting tuberculosis in the name wanner. It is now quite generally believed that this disease, like small pox, chicken choLera and anthrax, is due to the very rapid increase of ertain minute organismns in the body, and it seem rea sonable to hope that inoculation with its weakened germs may produce as favor able results as have been achieved in the case of the other maladies. This is an inmportant problem for science to solve. Buckinglhamn's Dye for the whiskers is o, elegant, safe and reliable artiele, cheap .cl convenient for use; will not rubb off. : it,