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SClothing, Boots, Shoes Saddlery. Bug
gies; etc., corner essissippi and Leseard streets.
C. LIN corner Crescent Place and Hon
Smas eet, dealer in Dry Goods, Notions,
Boots and hies, Groceries, Provisions, Corn,
Oats and Bran.
A D. VEGA. Agent, dealer in Dry Goods,
* Notions, Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Ha.s,
1 Groceries. Liquors. Furniture Hardware. ;To
Sbaco. Paints, Oils. Glass, Lumber. Bricks, Carts
1 and Waqons; Loeb's corner, Railroad Avenue
and Mississippi street.
BERNARD LEMANN & BROTHER, dealers
i We strs rduce, fancy and staple Gro
Sceries, iuuo wa Iron, Paints, Oils,
Carts, Plows, Saddlery, Stoves and Tinware,
SFurniture, Crockery. Wall Paper and House
hin~Gods. Mississippi street. corner
0 TOS. GONDRAN & SONS, dealers in Dry
0 F Gobds, Clothing, Notions Hats, Groceries,
0Wine, Liquors. Boots Shoes, Hardware. Paints
O Oils Saddlery Crockery Furniture and all
0 kinds of House'Frnishing Goods. Blue Store,
D M TOBIAS. dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods,
. Clothing, Notoe Boots and Shoes,Hats,
Furniture. Hardware, Crockery. Trunks. etc.,
corner Mississisippi and St. Patrick streets and
No. 24 Bailroad Avenue. Everything at lowest
r R LANDMAN, dealer in Dry Goods, Groce
Sries; Plantation Supplies, Wines, Liquoi,
Cigars. Tobacco, and General Merchandise, cor
ner Bairoad Avenue and Taylor streets, one
block from Railroad Depot.
TNO. F. PARK, dealer in Staple and Fahncy
JGroceries,Provisions Plantation and Steam
boat I._ppleh. Canned Goods, Wines, Liquors,
Bottled BeerAle, etc., Dry Goods and Notions,
corner of Mississippi and Chetimachees streets,
opposite River Ferry.
M LEVY. dealer :in Dry Goods, Clothing, I
Boots. Shoes, Hats. Groceries, Furniture
Hordiare and Plantation Supplies, at Lemann'
old stand, Mississippi street. G. FEITEL, I
V MAURIN, General Fire Insurance Agent, I
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DEEP-O'-DAY HOTEL AND BARROOM,
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. street, near corner Lessard. Shaving. hair.
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FREDERBCK DUFFEL, Attorney at law and
Notary Public, office on Chetimaches street
12 opposite the Court-House.
PEDWARD N. PUGH, Attorney at Law, Atta
Lkapas street opposite Louisiana Square.
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PAUL LECHE, Attorny at Law and Notary
Pablic, Donadsonville. Office: on block
below theTourt-House, oan Attakapas street.
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING.
( INGRY, THE PAINTER, shop at Cheap
'. Tony's Store, corner Mississippi street and
Railroad Avenue. House, Sign and Ornamental
Painting in all their branches. Best work at
SCHONBERG'S Undertaker's Establishment,
Railroad Avenue, between Iberville and At
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DRUGS AND MEDICINES.
B YBISKI, Apothecary and Druggist, Mis
Ssissippi street, between St. Patrick and St.
Vincent streets. adjoining Gondran's store.
PRS M. SBLUMl. Milliner. Mississippi street,
M between Lessard and St. Patrick. Latest 1
styles of Bonnets, Hats, French Flowers, etc.;
also. all kinds of Ladies Underware.
SODA WVATER MANUFACTORY.
ODA WATER MANUFACTORY, H. Hether,
" proprietor, No. 11 Mississippi street. Soda,
Mineral, Seltzer and all kinds of aerated waters
manufactured and sold at lowest prices.
BLACKSMITHS h WHEELWRIGHTS.
cCHULER & "B3INKER, Blacksmiths and
I Wheelwrights, Horse-Shoers, Wagon and I
Cart makers and repairers, Railroad Avenue,
between Mississippi and Iberville streets.
Carpenter and Builder,
Shop on Iberville street, near the corner of I
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meet with prompt attention.
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Civil Engineer & Surveyor,
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Will attend prompty to work in all branches
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leveling for canals, bridges, rice tnlumes, tc., p
estimating cost and supervising construction of
same. Orders left at.the~CmB office will meet n
with immediate attention. i
J.~N P. FORCHA,
Cisternp taker, h
RailroadAvenue, opposite the Post-office
All work guaranteed and satisfaction war- r
ated. Prices lower than the lowest. o
Piano Tuning & Repairing. t
A LARD. ti
HE undersigned takes pleasure in notifying
i his former custQers and'his friends in gen
Piano Repairer and Tuner, |
in bhich he bers the higbest reputation at
onim eaM abroadas a thorougsh 'Workman. Or.. r
daer 1it at the Riverside- Ho01i or received li
dthrrug thij post-office will be promptlyrespon
ded to. Bespect jf~V .OMg O
EI sVOM HOPE. M
Riverside Hotel, oldtenvill, La.
~oniilfee-pie-ration of the muse
Prompts lne thus pie-ously to use
' 4pen in hopes that I. thereby,
Baet my wife to make apie.
Two pounds of beef; one pound of suet;
Five pounds apples chopped add to it;
Three pounds of raisins- currants two;
Three quarter pounds o citron new;
STwo spoonsfuls pure of mace;
The same of cinnamon you plaoe;
Allspice and cloves and salt, once round;
s One teaspoonful of nutmeg ground;
n" Of sugar brown live half-pounds true;
Brown sherry pure, one quart will do;
And one pint brandy, best. Now we
B. Have got our mince-meat recipe.
. This all the winter sweetly keeps,
s If safe within stone-jag it sleeps,
Ae And tied with doubl c6vers where
There circulates a chilling air.
But let it stand one day at least
r Before you use it for the feast.
, And if, in time, it gets too dry.
s, A little liquor you'll supply.
' Now we'll suppose the pies are done
And steaming hot and browned each one,
And while the fragrant odors rise,
Before you taste, yon will, if wise.
Take them, regardless of expense.
And toss the pie-sin o'er the fence.
Because, whoever eats mince pie
Will not digest-he will jest die.
-H. C. Dodge, in Detroit Free Press.
There is an impetious,-impertinent tramp.
Whose calels, though unwelcome, we cannot
t Capricious, insatiate, detestable scamp,
Our hospitable home to abuse.
With maidenly name there is none to admire
The " beauty for ashes" that lurks in her
To wed here there's none, wise or gay, who
Affinity not of her style.
Her birthplace was Eden-she's older than sin.
But lively-performing her favorite role.
No country is known where her play has not
And she's booked to take in the north pole.
She comes, uninvited, to every man's door,
Not waits invitation to enter within.
It may be to rob him of honest-earned store.
Or pay him the wages of sin.
Though guest of the poor her name seems to
Prosperity, riches, andincreasing*gain,
The poor man pronounces the name as a lie,
To him it means poverty. pain,
It is'a misnomer, a fortune is missed
In calling her by such a high sounding name,
Miss Fortune's an actress everywhere hissed,
A tramp without fortune or fame.
-Chicago Inter Ocean.
FATHERS AND SONS.
I must look to the sheep in the fold,
See the cattle are fed and warm;
So Jack, tell mother to wrap you well
You may go with me over the farm.
Though the snow is deep and the weather cold,
You are not a baby at sxx years old.
Two feet of snow on the hill-side lay
But the sky was as blue as June;
And father and son came laughing home
When dinner was ready at noon
Knocking the snow fropn their weary feet,
Rosy and hungry and longing to eat.
"The snow was so deep," the farmer said,
"That I feared I should scarce get through."
The mother turned with a pleasant smile:
"Then what could a little lad do?"
"I trod in my father's steps," said Jack;
" Wherever he went. I kept his track."
The mother looked in the father's face,
And a solenm thought was these;
The words had gone like a lighteningflash
To the seat of a nobler care:
"If hetred my steps,' then day by day
How earefnla I a.smet m my°+n! - ... .
"For the child will do as the father does,
And the track that I leave behind, t
If it be firm, and clear, and straight,
The feet of my son will find.
He will tread in his father's steps, and say:
'I am right, for this is my father's way."'
Oh! fathers leading in Life's hard road, F
Be sure of the steps you take; g
Then the sons you love, when gray-haired men. g
Will tread in them still for your sake.
When gray-haired men to their sons will say:
" We tread in our father's steps to-day."
-Lillie E. Barr, inN. Y. Ledger. d
OUR LETTER FROM BROADBRIM.
' Transformation of an Irish lReservatiofR
A Marble Mausoleum-Stewart's Home
for Friendless Girls-Brother Talmage
after Brother Newton with a Sharp Stick
-Billy McGlory's Pretended Conver
sion-End of the Opera Season, Etc.
NEW YonR, February 11, 1884.
1 Men who do not consider themselves old
tcan well remember the time when Union
Square was the boundary of the city, where
all beyond were rather unprepossessing
looking fields where no man expected to
make a fortune, either in agriculture or
I horticulture. A more desolate looking
region than the site of Central Park can
not be well imagined. *Rude little shanties
rose here and there among the rocks,
inhabited by outlaws who defied the police,
and successfully resisted all processes of
the courts. Until a year ago our Irish
colony held possession of an entire block
near the entrance to Central Park, and for
twenty years or more they had held thei
ground against every process known to law.
At last the street commissioner, aided by a
chosen force and, a large body. of police
raided the place, and after a desperate re
sistance, succeeded in driving the squatters
out. In connection with this is the re
markable fact that an Irishman, by the
name of Reilly, claimed to be the owner of
the land. Squatting on it several years ago
he sub-leased it to tenants from the ould
sod, receiving from twenty-five cents to a
dollar a week, according to the nature of
the holding. Several years passed before
the squatters found out- that Reilly had no
more rights than they had themselves.
Reilly returned to Ireland with his wealth,
bought property, became a hard landlord
and was killed by one of his tenants whom
he was trying to dispossess of his cabin.
Thirty years have wrought a wonderful
change. Lots that were considered dear at
$650 or $100 apiece are now worth thousands,
and while Central Park has been quite a
costly luxury to the city, the rise in prop
erty caused by the vicinity to the park, has
paid the city ten times over. The costliest
mansions in New York rise around it, and
it will not be long before the aristocratic
Fifth avenue will he turned into a business
thoroughfare, lined with shops . and club
On Fifth avenue is a white marble man
sion which, from its situation and sur
ronndings, is the most prominent object
on this aristocratic thoroughfare. About it,
however, is no sign of life. It is seldom
that a living soul is seen to enter or depart
from its stately door, and many people, as
they pass up and down, wonder if anybody i
lives there. It is the home of Mrs. Alexan- c
der T. Stewart, a childlegs old widow, who
is said to be one of the richest women in a
the world. Yet if there is a more blighted
and bloomless life than Rirs, I have never
heard of it or read of it. A woman of not
uncharitable impluses ltd of. boundlesS I
means, she 4s lever done a thing sincei
she came into pos5ioniof her vast wealth
for which the poor hould rise up and call
her blessed. Splefilid equipages, with ser
vants in livery, waiitspon her word, but it
is only occassionally that she uses them,
and often the poor old woman, poor not
withstanding her millions, may be seen go
ing out on foot alose, for the servant who.
attends her followiat a distance so that
you might well imagine her a stranger. As
I said, the woman is not uncharitable, but
the atmosphere that surrounds her makes
her charity hard and impractical. When
her husband, A. T. Stewart, died, he left a
fortune estimated .at $50,000,000. He too,
in his day, had had distant visions of chari
ty1 but the man's hearlwas hard as stone.
The men he chose for his confidants and
companions were as hard as granite and as
cold as ice. Not one of them, and they
were all rich, had ehil been identified with
any noble work or any public charity, but
A. T. Stewart himself started a home for
friendless girls. In this golgotha such a
refuge for the poor and friendless, unable
to help themselves, would have been an
estimable blessing. He started a magnifi
cent building on Fourth avenue ca able of
sheltering 1000 women, but after the build
ing was about half finished he seemed to
repent of his generosity and the work was
abandoned. For years and years it looked
like an unsightly ruin. At last death came
knocking at the door and A. T. Stewart
was called to his account, and he left the
performance of his self-imposed task to be
completed by his:teautor, Judge tHilton.
Judge Hilton finished the home for friend
less girls, and Mrs. A. T. Stewart opened
it with a tremendous flourish of trumpets.
Fashionable New York turned out to the
opening and it was splendid.
The interior of the hotel was magnificent;
all that could be desired. Every conveni
ence that any poor, friendless girl could
expect was there, and she could get it all
for $80 a week. If she was too poor to pay
that, by going up a few stories there were
very nice rooms to be had for $20, and un
der the roof were 'excellent accommoda
tions for poor wretches who could only
afford to pay $12. But then there were
certain rules that had to be observed by
the poor, friendless girls, that made life
there seem like Paradise. No :friehdless
girl could keep a cat, a dog, or canary. She
was not allowed to have her trunk in her
room or to receive any visitor-a mother or I
her sister-anywhere except in the public
parlor, and under the eye of the superin
tendent. The poor, friendless girl was ex
pected to pay her board in advance and if
she did not she was bundled into the street.
In short, Mrs. A. T. Stewart and Judge
Hilton made the place so attractive and
pleasant that in less than a year it was im
possible to find a poor, friendless girl who
cared about sharing its hospitality. So
tjhey shut up shop aud.now it is run as a 1
regular hotel; the- great advantage or the
present management to a traveler being
that you are not obliged to carry a certifi
cate of good character in your pocket, if b
you have your $ 50. 5.
unurcn masters are pretty nlively. Un
Sunday last Brother Talmage went for
Herber Newton with a sharp stick, and he
gave that heterodox churchman to under
I" stand that he won't have any nonsense
abdut the Bible. It was a good old
f: ashioned Calvinistic sermon. He said he
did not want a Bible without hall, and this
sentiment was loudly applauded, as though
the greater part of the congregation never
expected to go there. Meanwhile, all is
not peace in Mr. Newton's own congrega
tion, and a few uneasy spirits are-trying to
e get him out of the Episcopal Church.
e There are all sorts of opinions as to what
k he ought to do, but like the late Ferdinand
Ewer he is quite as likely to follow his own
opinions as those of anybody else.
We are having a sort of moral earthquake
here, and nothing since the conversion of
John Allen, the wickedest man in New
i York, has stirred our religious circles like
the reported conversion of the celebrated
I Billy McGlory. Idon't wish to be profane,
9 and you will bear due witness that in all the
years I have been.writing for you, thatl have
studiously avoided using hard words, but if
ever there was a hell on earth that place
r was Billy McGlory's. More men and women
went down to ruin and death in his Laza.
retto than any other place in New York.
The. Allen's is had enough; Harry Hill's is
worse; Owney Gohegan's viler than either,
but the whole of them put together were
not as bad as Billy McGlory's, and more
young girls were led to ruin there in a week
than m all the other places in the year.
How such a moral cancer could have been
allowed to exist in the heart of a large city,
is a mystery: but live it did, and flourished
for years till one day last week, when Billy
McGlory was arrested and put in the Tombs.
Can this conversion be genuine? I don't
believeit; I can't help thinking of the good;
When the Devil was sick, the Devil a monk
But when the Devil got well the Devil a monk
Billy's wife gave Gibbs, the temperance
evangelist, $10 to help the temperance
cause, and Gibbs promised to get Billy
out of prison. And because Billy's wife
gave $10, Gibbs roars out in meeting, "God
bless Billy McGlory." This unhung vil
lian, whose life has been passed in making
prostitutes and thieves, is canonized by a
lot of crazy fanatics .because he gaye $10
out of the thousands he made selling rum.
I take no stock in such conversions. I've
seen plenty of them in New York, converted
prize fighters, keepers of dance-houses,
pick-pockets, burglars and all sort of frauds.
One by one I have seen them drop by the
way side when they had got through work
ing the pious racket, and they were as ready
topickapocketor crack a safe as ever.
There is but one exception that I can now
remember, and that is Jerry McAuley. Yes,
'I except Jerry, God bless him, he has done
The musical season, which has been the
most remarkable that New York has seen,
while it has gratified our vanity, has left
httle but bitter memories and empty pock
ets. The cost to-the people of New York
has been enormous, and the rivalry has
been ruinous to the managers. They were
fortunate in getting a fight up between the
directors of the Academy of Music and the
backers of the New -Opera House. Just
think of Patti walking off with a clear
$100,000every twenty nights. For fifty per
formances, which could be crowded into a
couple of months, she received a quarter
million of dollars-at the rate of a million I
and half asfear. T'hen think of Gerster and
all the rest of the song-birds-the bassos,
and tenors, the chorus, the orchestra, and
all of that vast army of stage workers and
assistants, with the ballet, etc., etc., and
the wonder is that they were able to give a
second performance. The Academy of
Music will not seat over 15,000 people, and
if the receipts are $10,000 per night, some 1
one must be paying high for their opera.
The weather has been execrable, fog, fog,
fog; sneeze, sneeze,- sneeze. Everybody .
oomplaining never saw anything. like it; I
no more did L
Yours truly, BROADBBIM.
Mr. O, D. Broo, dragist at Bayon Sara, a
La., esys: have herd many persons recom
mend Brown's Iron-Bitters who have tried its
Robert Todd i-ncoln.
SSecretary of War, and Prominently en
tioned as a Republican aomineeor
rRobert Todd Lincoln, Secretary of War,
is the oldest and only surviving son of
Abraham Lincoln and was rn at Spring
field, Illinois, August 13,.1 He received
a good education in the co . oar schools
of that city, but concluded his preparatory
course at Exeter, N. H. He entered Har
vard College, from which he graduated in
!1864. After his graduation he received a
commisson ils Captain, and - saw consider
able service in the field, but because of his
youth he was kept a close companion to his
father at the White House the greater part
of the time.
After the exciting scenes of his father's
assassination he settled in Chicago, where
he studied law, and was in a few years ad
mitted to the bar. He then began the
practice of his profession in that city and
secured the management of several large
estates and many Eastern Insurance Com
panies who loaned large sums of money on
Chicago real estate. In attending to these
trusts Mr. Lincoln developed superior ex
econtive ability. He married the only
daughter of Ex-Secretary James Harlan.
During the Chicago convention Mr. Lin
coln was an ardent advocate of the nomina
tion of General Grant, and presided at the
immense Grant meeting held in Chicago a
few days before thle nomination for the
Presidency was made. Before that period
his only active efforts in politica had been
as a member of a citizens' committee
formed in Chicago to effect a reformation
and purification in local political affairs.
President Garfield's selection of Mr. Lin- 1
coln for Secretary of War was due to a de
termination to honor the name of our i
great War President; aid so satisfactory J
was his atl i t u amino War Depairt
ment during President Garfield's incum
bency that President Arthur retained
Mr. Lincoln in the Cabinet, and now
finds him prominently mentioned as a 1
presidential candidate. Mr. Lincoln dis
claims any ambition for further politi
cal preferment, but his modest, unas- a
suming manner only induces his admirers
to more earnestly advance his claims.
Secretary Lincoln is one of the most f
popular officials that th. War Department r
has ever been under, and in social and po- a
litical circles, regardless of his party affilia
tions, he is a universal favorite. In form and
feature Mr. Lincoln has no resemblance
whatever to his illustrious father, but inex- t
ecutive ability and an intnitive comprehen a
sion of public affairs he has certainly in
herited the sterling characteristics of Abra- a
ham Lincoln. w
LETTERS FROM GOOSEQUILL.
The Charity Balls of the Gentiles and the
Jews-Other Balls-An Amusing, Leap
Year Frolic-Rev. Mr. Percival Sustained
-Terrible Streets-A Youthful Hero
Vivisection-Jefferson Medical College
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9, 1884.
The two long talked of Charity Balls, the
one given by the Gentiles and the other by
the Jews, have taken place since last I wrote
you. Both were elegant, nay, gorgeous in
the extreme, and crowded with the l1ite of
this and other cities. The Christians netted
$10,000, which they will divide between the
Pennsylvania, the Presbyterian, the Epis
copalian and the Roman Catholic Hospi
tals. The Jewi realized $16,000, which will
be given to four of their asylums. It is
worthy of remark that the Jews are always
so tnuch more successful with their enter
tainments than the Christians. They not
only give generously and thereby lessen ex
penses, but they manage so very carefully,
with such an eye to business, that every
thing is made to pay. In this case, for in
stance, both parties had equal chances,
yet, there is a difference of $6000 in profits.
But, do you-know, it struck me as such a
very curious spectacle, that of thousands of
people, dressed in the Iight of extrav
agance, dancing and feasting at a ball, for
the poor-taking the flattering unction to
their souls that they weredoing great thing.
Why, if they really wanted- to dispense
charity, did they not take the cost of their
dress, their carriages, their admission tick
et, their supper and give it at once to God's
poor? Why must people, in giving tothe
church or the poor, always demand some
thing in return for their money--something,
either tangible, or in the way of an enter
tainment? It is estimated that 9000 people
attended these balls. At $5 a ticket, there
might have been a fund of $45,000 realized,
instead of $26,000, had even ticket money
been given directly to the object, to say 4
nothing of other things before mentioned;.
We have also had one ofthe series of Rose
Balls and a Leap Year BalL The Rose is a
rival of the Assembly Ball and being ham
pered by fewer restrictions, is more enjoy
able. Theseriesoonsistof three en dollars i
buys a ticitetfor the three, and many will be
able to indulge, who could not pay $5 and
$10 for every ticket. N6 btafqutteareal
lowed, and thus young men need not im
poverish themselves by presenting a $25 or
$50 bouquetto the young lady to whom he
acts as escort. Gloves, I am glad to say,
are worn by gentleen t.gain, at all balls.
These hatlswere l rlgtn org,'tnizei4 fori
mari a.d singa ýý
exludding the" .is
dei twenty; bte, as
there would be.a l
all of one kiid, sdo tt
lusion and is
The greatest nov s
the Leap Year '
McKean in her el. o ilnt
street. There O undred
guests present. = ir
parted at one side , made
like am san'ii
bob acihSet d
man parted ha and
wore bangs, ear
were the reciptI , litt a
tentions front the' vmodetl
until asked to .
to supper. The w. a verea
able and passed &e
Some tune ai of a ism in
the Ritualistic a d tE angelists.
One portion of to, p High n _ld
th other verySh . e trouble
gitw out Of ry at
asr Easter. The e.lo tagiev
aices before B the Low
flitrch party t to et im
toiinove ra cae
of his Ritualism., T at takeh
into the Civil Coert, endered
in the Low Court. d the Low
Church party, but kastakento
the Supreme tCourt, reversed the
dicision and placed urh party
in power. This giv on to
the majority of the , who are
Ritualists, and of . eival is
.. We have had a weekd. warm, damp
weather. Such str never saw, not
even in New Orleans i. . o you
know what that is? I# b , that yen
never will. We are h~ longer in danger of
falling on iced pavements to the detriment
of life and limb, since die only ice anid
snow left, is packed y under the mud
of the streets. On C at street to-day, I
saw men with theirpi taking up great
blocks uof what was once beautiful, spot
less snow, now so black and 4 Mh asntogive
one only the most blood chilling isins of
that dread disease, pis. , Sunday,
there was good ski . enylk
and as the weather Al o ed. the
crowd of spectators w e . A dread
ful accident ocedred ~f little boys
who were sledding a of nine
teen years, named a large
sled which held ten ab to twen
ty boys who agreed t tiras in ushb
ing. They had go h Mearl umes,
when of a sudden , and the
nine who were on etre precip
itated into the water. thwere push
ing jumped back is ý lase thomn
selves. As quick as Had, gan ran
to the break, threw e edge
of the ice, and re a both arms
picked up first one ty r, until
all had been sav r. Just
then, two little to raise
themselves up by . the oppo
site side from John, take and away
they went under the -Instantly John
jumped in after beore he had
fg he ow and, but
out, w have ed. he e
emerged from the water he had a lad an
der each arm and one on his shoulder. All
were completely prostrated and had to be
revived by stimulants and vigorous rub
bing. Theninth little fellow was lost-the
eight were saved by good, heroic John
Hagan. The people cheered him loudly
and showered coin upon him at the time, I
and since then he has been fittedout with a
new suit of clothes, including everything,
and a fund has been started at the olfice of
the Clerks of Councils ($50 raised already)
for his benefit. He was congratulated by a
number of gentlemen at the Clerk's office
and finds himself on the list of the heroes
of the age.
Vivisection has. been so restricted in En.
gland as to be almost abolished, and fo.
that reason most of the research carried on
at present is confined to France and Ger
many. Some time ago the matter was
agitated in New York, and the Legislature
was about to comply with a petition from
the Anti-Vivisection Society and pass a law
forbidding it, when Prof. John C. Dalton,
the noted physiologist, presented the sub
ject on the part of the medical fraternity,
in such a very different light that the bill
was not passed. 'There is'an effort being
made here now to abolish the "cruel, prac
tice." The American Anti-Vivisection So
ciety held a meeting a few nights ago. Of
course the ladies are in sympathy with the
movement-the secretary is a lady, and
qunite a number of ministers of different
denominations, including Friends, were in
the audience. Father Jourdan lf St.
Joseph's Church, Dr. Frank Woodbury and
Dr. Hamilton, each delivered a long ad
dress, setting fourth the "horrid cruelties"
practiced, and a copy of the plea against
vivisection made by Lord Coleridge, was
circulated among, the members. Father
Jourdan's presence excited quite a good
deal of interest, because he was the first
Roman Catholic priest who had ever made
an address in the hall of the Young Men's
The morning after the meeting, the dis
tinguished Prof. Roberts Bartholow D. LL.
D., who holds the chair of. Materia Medica
and Therapeutics in Jeffezron College and
Prof. H. c. Chapman, M. D., ProL offhys
iology in the same school, addressed the
students on the subject and-were much ex
ercised at the efforts of the "Society" to
impede their investigations. They of
course reasoned that, without vivisection,
dcie4ce would be crippled, and allnded with
atisfaction and pride to the results of re
earch during the last hundred years, to the
valuable discoveries pertaining to the action
)f the digestive organs, the nervous system,
tec. They were very amusnin their re
turn thrusts at the "Society." Dr. Bartho
low'said that butchers slaughtered han
reds of animals every day in any fashion
that pleased them, bat nobody ever coin
plained of their humanity unlees the meat
was tough, and that some people wanted
notoriety, and if they could not get it by
rryingdown vivisection they would open a
ank vault. Dr. Chapman indulged, too,
n dry sarcasm and ended by making him
elf out the most humane of men. He is
iow deeply interested making experiments
n the laboratory of Jefferson and intends
ublishing quite a voluminous volume, set
lug forth his discoveries. Of course cruel
y should be avoided. but-it is all nonsense
ocry out against vivisection, unless the
nds and.aims of medicine and physiology
re to be subverted. New drugs are being
liscovered all the time and their effects
nust be tried. Certainly, it is better to try
hem on frogs, rabbits, cats and, dogs, th(if
an the human family.
The senior class of the Jefferson Medical
college, numbering about 250, held a meet
ng and passed a resolution to adopt as a
raduating uniform, the black gown and
nortar-boxed cap-such as the students
rear at the literary colleges. The custom
is always prevailed in the medical school
f the University of Pennsylvania, and as
he charter of Jefferson not only'~i'ide
or the study of medicine, but leaves tle
Pay open for the study of-the arts, scie
md literature, it wasa that
tudents had a erfet rig cae ` and
,own. Then, too, it was done to cover over
he defects of dress (for All cannot affprd
he regulation black suit), and- prd c
ileasing uniformlity. The J
xarcises wilftrkeplatet.hAde of
ue n, the atheycr tl rs tlI
s tee ns, Arabia, isn revolt .
lpozlera isheoating atl a -
Tle Portdw sll 41 FPbe1
over . . cild re w i ...
Arabt at Sinkat.
A great m re is ragin ie jd e tt . -mw
at Tonrooing, France.
s ara derohardt ii4 visit tis ..~im .it
The Mrlrdis of fLonda oerry has go .
into the retail coal' business.
England will defray #i pens"e of tihe
British expedition toag Moin
A water spout eijmneWh e ~ua.agg
in Auripas, Argoe Repalde,
Zarl G( roevenor, the eldest son of *1*
akie of WT 1t-l- t er, bas dotd.,
Theifore h ee Arab t fio be In
readiness for service i oad ou ,
Prince Orlo,. the present RE an~;
bassador to PFrance, is to be teasWSip to
Tbhe Pope has decided to arcate :per
quo American bishop at ,the co tlag h -
The society for the spp remal.
ing tables atstMotetaUiulobay.e nsesesiP the
A woal" has ast died in Bealfat who
worked as a doekard laborertz in
tire for thirtyyean t"
It has been discovered that: lt. .w .
man was sent with OGen. Gordon matlajro
Governor of Rhurtoum.
A London iarm ha roade awae ou x.
tare for a;.panish nobleman edutk* a
glassi, inc nlthe bedstead.
ViscountnereIhaven, who has'jeee -a,
Ceeded to harsidom of Band, &a
cently beaten hbostler in Australin 2
A large bram Mlate will be plaeedAn ele
Brown's sitting room at Bahrras We
will bear s inseription reeordfr4 dbitri.
taeo and deploring aloe,;.
The proprietor ot a 'feriin co'ee d. eo
has established a ading-room i ih
700 journals in eighfemn languages, In
uing Turkish, Chinese and Jlgaip , *a
The supply of food at Tokar is ple f
but the water isbdiadnd lhey Ai, X 8n o
scarce. An attackon the place is thre -
ened. The rebel force in the vicinity zi
ceeds 000n men.
During the six moniths in whih bieidt
tl of Tel-el-Kebir was fought t :teipts
,of the telegraph doespany wi d s enst ii
patches toLondon were ) t
in the half year that followied.
Gen. Grant still haa to use e.itene i.
Congress has appropriated , bi V
the flood sufferers.;
Macon, Ga., has a woman switch t~f9i
who is 62 years old....
New York street-car drivers have to atsy
for every shoe that their horses lose.
Hamilton Dieston, the Philadelphia mil
lionaire, carries $400,000 life insurance.
Much smuggling is beihg do.&'ohy the
visitors returning from the ice ca-ril -at
Charles H. RWtg, the Negro ttfttPg
trial for the- mnr 'r of the Mfpb
A New Haven jeweler has received s .iw
der for a watch for King Kalakii'o the
The son oof the command8r-fni f of
the Japanese army was recently Basa
and received into the Method at
Temperance lecturer Gibbslr~ lMcc
Glory's champion, has received ~di g00
letters in regard to this subject w . 6l
last two weeks.
The bride of Frederick Douga 4~ ib
be whipped by her father, an active "l .
tionist, to make lher kiss Douls w et"e
visited the family.
A Oleveland woman las divorcee from
two husbands with alimony aggrJi
$100,000, and is now supporting a young
third husband in luxury.
The Philadelphia aldermen hare deemed
that the best way to protect th. peeper
dead from body-snatchers is to place over
each grave a 2000 candle powet eletric
Miss Minnie Hill, nieceu fPiWG S ..i
gist Senator, met Todd Read at a
able wedding at West Point, a,. 'MagliS
for the first time, and married B he
same day. -
At a recent relic sale in r
from the head of Henry Clay and a p~oe
of the towel used in staunchingt bl ood
from Abraham Lincoln's dea.h'wo.i were
sold for $1 70.
It is reported that Bismarek has.t
the resolutions of condolenle ,. en Las
her's death to the German tt
Washington with instructio g
them to Congress.
B. J. KZEDALL & Co.- Gonts:- e
to this coast, and while at bou
do-*, Yse., I had occasion to 4Berre
fits resultngfroia the rolsus ycazo 's
liparin Cure. My bs hth at ad e;, " re,
which developed a bone sapavin' bttrs~ t
and at the same time talt enlaraminut.
A Mr. A. K. Mathews also ; a.- xaiabl
stallion of wavin, as we .e
tintamce by the name of B. ~ rt
which came undermy personal s .
g in niy own town and a Us
whom I was well acquainted si.
cat of the horsemet in ths
A book is being prepared in New York
which will adduce proof A..et queen Vic
toria was secretly i Brown
and that Disaeli and
used it to hisad aseerinagr
cae t a. a'.'
Oft ant sn i