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NUMBER 45. 1. triages and deaths imbli-l,.,-! froo. OMtn aries charged as alwrti,iemi,t'. E roa BBTTlfiR OK FUR WORSE To thrd with tndr finxera, oft. The Bbtninc rta?let of my hatr ; Tow tu m they tw fine and .-ft. And yt, yoo y, yonr Heart they hold la their too a Unka of sonny gold l-Usa, willing prifoaer there. And yon have told me, when my hand lay warm In yonrs, that tn its clatp Tour furor, waited, JTrnat and grand. If I should choose to let It star ; But that, if it were drawn away. All hops would fly beyond your grasp. And yon hare said, Mmee not a few. That drain, whene'er it crone yonr way. Will fled your hem a. Ana and tro. A. now, 'Me bilteje, and youngv end-fair. Ton gauge see by my ehlnlng hair And by my smiling ryes tc-day. And. thesieh I thru a truer heart - Ne'er breathed on earth than yours, I knew xaas n. wun aanai us nana, w scan On life long Journey, mere will come, rs one of us tn death fs dumb. Words of ngret and bitter woe. For yon lore beanty : and some day. When Tune comes by and finds me fair.' Hem turn, with touch of sure decay. The (olden Unas to fray end lo ! Tear heart will sBp Kb bonds, and go In new-found nseduui otherwhere. ? - . " She white bead, whose clasp In yonrs has ejk weu eae. .oar life ts wnetn. .wo, a. li. woca assures, b serous: some day to cross your will. And, right or wrong, persist until It should become your bane on earth. And when death somes, as corns it must To me, suppose- twill better be, If, looking on my quiet duet, Ton can say faintly, tfarougn yonr tears, M W. bar. been frieade for many years. And she was very dear to me" Than that, with bitter, parting sigb, " ' Ton should look back, far back again, -Along a wasted life, and cry, ah, better had I Heed alone ! HS, rer we last ton satrsnged grows. ? r yf And the waa naught but constant paln. V -. - .- - T an, frienrts tn deed, and word, and thought, - Let TJS shsk. hands u,H mm, wwa v 7 asl sise tlcoe, wnen the riers have brought " mawuj cuukth, we CSS ST. That it was better things should be J as as they were in former days. , CIRCTJSSTAXCES. O world, both jrifta were pure and bright, Holy and sacred in God's sight God Kill judge them and thee aright. "-Two beautiful fine boys as ever waa! A sad pitr she did not lire to set eyes "She's better away, poor thing; mere were naugm oat pining afore her, and bar bat weakly at the best." "And there's naught other afore them, poor babes, as I can se-" re joined the first sneaker, a pinched no. hard-feat red woman, whose sharp face softened for a moment with a passing gleam of motherly feeling as she bent " ore the m t whereon lay two hour-old infants, lustily announcing their safe i arrival in the world where no place a. BounrBu reauy ior them. "'What's to do with 'em ?" asked the second woman, lookinft dubiously at the new-oomera. " They've, neither kith nor kin to work for 'em, and there's months enough here without 'em. Best cariT em to the txmr-honse. aar I." "Best charity would be to smother "era," croaked withered old hag who was spreading her -shriveled trembling .hands over the shovelful of fire in the grate, and eyeing wistfully the broken Class of ffin from wnirih a i aw Ammm YtA - been poured down the dying woman's inroat, in the vain nope of reviving the failing life. There was a knock at the door as she spoke, and it was poshed open as gen tly as its broken, one hinged condition allowed, admitting a centleman. who stepped hastily forward and bent over sua inarumace ngnre lying on tne noor. "Gonal" he ejaculated. "WelL well, it's just too late then and just s well, perhaps,' he added- under his breath. Then, catching sight of the babes, " Whew twins 1 That is more than we bargained for. Here. Mra. Brooke," he called ont, going to the aoor come in oome in I A comely, comfortable-looking mat- rtw, -a Iii'b m. . . . .1 wuomvacu lie ra UIUJUUUO, auu BIpOLJ- ped gingerly, picking ner way, into the wretched room, looking strangely out of place as abe stood there, with her pinmp, smootn face and rustling, am pie dress. " What will your mistress say to two, Mrs. Brooke ? continued the snrsreon. as he pointed to the two children lying uemae tue aeaa mower. Mrs. Brooke glanced around the room sucn a room aa Had never before en tered into her easy ideas of life as though she were too lost in amazement to notice his remark. " And this is what poor Lucy ame to," she said, at last, shaking her head; " it is a judgment and a warning, sure ly. Ana sne so pretty and handy too. and as nice a hand at a bow as I ever wish to see 1 She s gone, sir, is she ? Ah, well, the young go quicker than the old sometimes." "Amen," groaned the old woman by tne nre, joining in tne conversation with a hazy idea that some such ejacu lation waa suited to " the aualitv ' and would show her just appreciation of the presence of death. "The pretty darl ings are kindly welcome, ma'am, as I was just a-Raying to Polly Sanders, though we be puzzled above a bit what to do with 'em. Likely Lucy, had some grand friends, ma'am?" she hinted, sidling up to the portly dame, who shrank away visibly from the contact. "Tee, yes, my good woman," an swered Mm. Brooke, hastily stopping her skinny hand threatening her arm with some parcels she had beea oarry- miits uuuct mibi wiiwi; 'ncTo, case tnee. I brought poor Lacy some tea and things, and as she perhaps you will take them, as you seem kindly inter sated in her. Doctor," she wound up appealingly, " I need not stay, I think; we can do nothing for poor Lacy ; and s for the child, sir well, sir, one baby is well enough, though I don't hold to it ; bnt two, and such large ones, sir 1 " as if the size were an additional offense. " It seems a pity to separate the brothers ft seems aearoely right," the Burgeon said, thoughtfully; then, more briskly, tnraifca- to the woman, who had been standing listening and puzzled. " Here, Mrs. Sanders, lift up the boys till we see them; they've no one belong ing to them, and Lucy's former mis s wiuuisr su askae onarge ui one oi them ; as for the other, it is a pity " Here he broke off. Mrs. Brooke eyed the two infanta scrntinizingly, as they were held np. for her inspection. "They are fine children," she said, with reluctant approbation, "and aa like as two peas. There's .nothing to choose betwen them." As she bent over them again, one child opened it eyes. The accidental circumstance . decided the fate of the two lives, for Mrs. Brooke lifted the boys into her own arms. " Pretty dear, it notions already, it do r bless its little heart I" with which perfectly unwarrantable assertion she wrapped the child up in a warm shawl of soft crimson wool, and announced herself aa ready to depart. The doctor lingered, behind a moment as the other child, vaguely conscious of diminished heat and comfort from the cessation of contact with his brother, get np a wailing cry and meved its little arms about in search of something warm to nestle against, and found, poor babe, nothing bnt a rough shawl which grated on the tender flesh. " Poor little one t " ejaculated the soft-hearted Joetor. " Ton may well cry for the chance you have lost to-day. It seems a cruel thing to leave yon here to be educated into a scamp, while yonr twin-brother will have every advantage in life. Bnt there, there such as yon are born every day ; " and the good snrgeon honied away from a scene that was aa he felt, no sadder than those his practice brought continually nnder his notice, and which had only maula a deener impression on him than nsual because riches and poverty had been brought into startling contrast by tbo fates decreed to tne iwm orome-rs. 'As bad a case as I ever came across, one lawyer was saying 10 another through the hum of mingled talk going up from a crowded court-house, where they were waiting for the verdiot : " no redeeming point about it simple brute force and low cunning. "A thorough scamp, was the reioiu der ; " he is one of our social failures just one of those- willfully hopeless e3 a child taught to drink and thieve, in and out of jail all his life, going from bad to worse, and never ohacoe of redemption afforded him. do not see how he could be anything but what be is and he is only one of hundreds." " There you are again, Shilleto, with one of yonr overdrawn theories about the moulding power of circumstances. Of course I don't deny that education goes for much ; but do you mean to tell me that any surroundings could have degraded such a man as, say, Judge Bainleigh into what the prisoner is ? It's a difference of nature, not of education." " I disagree with you, answered Mr. Shilleto. " I think that if you reversed their educations you would reverse their positions. Of course you will say it is one of my dreamy fancies : but have been atndvinsr the two faces all through the trial, and I tell you that there is a remarkable likeness between them." 'Come, come, now thats a little too strong." was the mocking comment. Judge Bainleurh s face is particularly intellectual and retmed-ioocing, wmie the other ugh 1 it sickens one to look at it coarse lips, swollen nose, puffed cheeks, bloodshot eyes that never look straight at anything." Just the effects of his surround ings, stoutly maintained .oir. pmneto marks ot excess ana sin, ana naoit- ual fear of detection. I repeat that the two faces have much in common, mak ing due allowance for the refining and brutalizing effect of their several educa tions. But I grant you the faces are far enough apart now, and the likeness I see does not lie on the surface. 1'er haps." he added, laughing slightly at his own earnestness in defending so far fetched an idea " perhaps after all the fancy arose from my trying to idealize the prisoner's face into what might have been under nappier circumstances. See I" and he held out a pencil sketch to his companion, who started as he looked at it. Why. man. youve been drawing the judge all the time that you have been dreaming abont the prisoner I" he exclaimed. Mr. Shilleto smiled faintly. " No." he said. "I was drawing a fancy sketch of the prisoner; but you see the His friend said no more, but confided to his "wife, after dinner that evening, that poor. Shilleto was madder than ever with his absurd theories about the effect of education in raising and refin ing the "lower classes." Meanwhile the jury had come to their decision, and, as mi, omueio replaced bis sketch in hispocket, they came filing into court. The lawyer oriticized somewhat curiously the respective faces of judge and prisoner as they once more faced each other, and turned away with a silent laugh at the folly of fancy ing that anything could have made one share the level of the other. There sat Judge Bainleigh, a noble- looking man, in the prime of his mental and physical vigor, calm, intellectual, refined, dignified in bearing, polished in manner facing him stood the pris oner, haggard and brutalized, well-built also, but old before his time, shifting uneasily from one foot to tne other, his eyes roving furtively from side to side, his bearing half ferocious, half servile, resembling nothing so much as that of a savage beast longing to spring, but cowed by his keeper's lash. The verdiot of 'Guilty was followed by a low murmur of applause, for the prisoner was convicted of a peculiarly ferocious and brutal murder. He was asked, as usual, if he bad anything to say in mitigation of his crime. He did not look no at the Question, but con- tinned his uneasy movement from side to side, and wiped with his hand his forehead, on which great drops were standing. In the pause that followed some dim notion of hardship and injustice somewhere of unavoidable wrong in himself and his surround ings must have floated mistily across his olouded brain a notion of suffering as vague as had once made him ctretoh ont his baby arms into the empty cold. I ve never had a chance, he mut tered "never had a chance, so help me heaven I" A pitying, sorrowing look crossed the iudae's face as he caught the mut tered words and felt their bitter truth. Those who knew his private life knew that the object dearest to his heart was to make this reproach impossible, and knew,, too, that he daily devoted his time and money to rescue outcast street children, and to give them at least ' a -chance." Here, before him. awaiting the sen tence of death from bis lips, stood one who, aa he felt in the depths of his just, merciful heart, was only partially responsible for his evil life, and who truly " never had a chance." Still, law was law, and when broken must be avenged, and with stern lips, but pity ing heart. Judge Bainleigh spoke the . 1 ailnn... Tolr" wunu suns wiwigucu to a felon's death. When the conrt broke up. Lord Bain leigh and Mr. Shilleto drove homewards together ; they were old and close friends; and shared together many a labor in the cause of the poor. Kamleigh. X nave provoked Alostyn terribly by a libel on you." The grave eyes lighted np humor ously. " Did Moalyn defend me against you, Shilleto ?" "Look here," answered the lawyer, producing his derided sketch. " Caricaturing met" cried Jndge Bainleigh, the look of amusement deep ening. " I'll have you np for contempt of court I" " So you see the likeness, too ?" Shil leto exclaimed. "It is very strange; but I drew the prisoner's face aa it seemed to me it might have been as his mother has seen it, and sees it still, if she is living, poor soul !" he added, oftly. The light faded from the judge's face, and it grew grave and sad, " It ia like looking at myself in a glass," he murmured. " What it might ave been, you say. Good Heaven, Shilleto, how pitifol it all is 1 Can it be possible that the reverse is too true, and that what he ia I might have been had I been born and bred as he ?" And the same moon which Bbone on the parting of two twin-brothers long years before, kissed equally the hot brow of the felon as he flung himself with a curse on his hard pallet, and the bowed head of the gentle-hearted jndge as he prsyed for the murderer's soul. Paris Figaro has this "answer to cor respondents:' A note written by a fe male hand asks us why, in polite society, etiquette allows a lady to pay a visit with her veil down. I really do not know, madame; bnt I wonld bet it is the ugly ones who set the fashion, and that it is only the prutty women who make inquiries about, it. Pricks for common horses iu England are said to have advanced 11X1 j.cr c nt. il the last twenty years, A Segro ReTlval. A Colored Moody W tio Wants '.o Foolln Wld tie Lonl''- Better Whieoaja to le Lsrd elan Holler at ale IJ. utile. We must give the reader a few speci mens of a prayer and an exhortation we heard in a revival meeting among the colored f ol ks. A shining black preacher, glossy as a varnished beaver, gave u a characteristic article in this line. Be ginning his prayer iu a low and reveren tinl voice, he addressed the Deity as " Thou " and " Ton " indiscriminately, and sometimes indulging in the doubt ful grammar of "Thou knoweth," and "Ton knows." Soon his words were uttered as a kind of wailing chant, with a prolonged sound in a higher key on emphatic words and syllables. The peculiar intonation, especially when the congregation would cateh the key from the plaintive sounds, and unite with the preacher in a piteous moan, Between words, gliding down from the dominant note to the minor third below, and dying through diminuendoes into sobs and sighs. The effect was at times thrilling. Some parts of an exhortation which we listened, however, while less eloquent were certainly very practical. The preacher struck nails square on the head as he hammered away. For in stance : " Now, brethren and Misters, we want monnahs heah to-night. No foolin . Ef you can't mouhn for your sins, don't come foolin' ronn' dis altah. I knows ye. You's tryin mighty ha'hd to be convarted 'thont bein hurt. The Lord 'spises mockery. Sometimes you sin nabs comes foh'rd an' holds yonr head too high a-comin . Yon come foah you's ready. You starts too soon. You don't repent ; you's no monah. Your foolin' wid de Lord. Yon comes strut tin' np to de altah ; you flops down on your knees, an you peeps iru yon fingahs dis way, an' you cocks np you eahs to see who's makin' de bee pray'r. You's 'tirely too peart for peniten's Yon's no monnahs. Ef you comes hear to fool, yo bettah stay away. Bettah go to hell from de pew asleepin , or from your cabin a swearin', dan from de mounah's bench a foolin'. Ef you's not in earnes', keep away from he'eh ; don't bodder us. Do you want us to make ouhselves hoase an' weah out ouah lncgs a prayin' for you when you knows u s only foolin wid de lxrd I x tells you to be mighty cahfuL I want to see you a comin' so buhdened by the weight on you sins dat you can't hold up you heads. I want to see you so heart broke dat you knees knock togeddejr when you walk. You mus' be low minded. Da Bible lays great stress on de low. You's got to get low down in de dns. De good book says, 'Low (Lo!) in de vollem of debook it is writ.' ow, mm dat and be low. Then addressing the members of the church more particularly, he said : Brederen in de Lord, you mus be airnes' prayin' for dese pore sinnahs. You mus' wake up. In dis spring time ob yeah, when the leaves is comin', an' de howahs is a-wmkun an a-bloomin , what does de leaves an' de flowahs say? Dey says, Git up!'" "Amen! dat's so, from an old brother in tne corner. It is mohnin, de day is breakin . lilt up. Wake up in the mohnin . I Amen l wake em np, rsroaaer uunton, irom the corner. Too many ob you f essahs ob 'ligion has been sleepin' on de wheels ob time. Git up an' put youah shonl- dah to de wheels. Den when yon kneel ronn' dis altah to oomfoht de rnonnahs, don't holler." 1"Amen. halleluyah." yelled a sister from the women's side. livery time you honors ae aeooie ne put another thought m you heart. You'd better whispah to de Lord dan to holler at de debble. Talk low. Let de monnahs pray for demselves. You bodder dem wid your hollerin' Git down Ion' 'side dem, an' 'struct dem when dey ax, but don't waste breff ober any who's peepin'. roun' listen in' for nice talk. Don't tell de mounah to watch for visions an' wait for. miracles. Jus show dem how to res' on de wohd an resk de promises." Mississippi Letter. Flies Are Useful An Interesting Ex periment Hade. It las generally been believed that the common house fly was a nuisance and ol no earrly use. Prof. Emerson, noted .English chemist, ionnd that flies were not so useless as they are supposed to.be, but that as scavengers of the sir they are indispensable. Did you ever watch a fly who has just lighted after soaring anonc tne room for some little time ? He goes through series of operations which remind yon of a oat licking herself after a meal, or of a bird pluming its feathers. First, the hind leg is passed over a wing, then the fore legs undergo a like treatment ; and lastly, if you look sharp, you will see the insect carry his proboscis over his legs and body as far as he ean reach. The minute trunk is perfectly retrac tile, and it terminates in two large lobes, which you can see spread out when the insect begins a meal on a lump of sugar. Now the rubbing together of legs and wings may be a smoothing op eration ; but for what purpose is this carefully going over the body with the trunk, especially when that organ is not fitted for licking, but simply for grasp ing and sucking of fosVl. irrof. imerson fonnd on examination that the action of the flies was to gather animalcules, which had attached to them in flying abont the room. He took a sheet of white paper into the kitchen and waved it around, taking care that no flies touched it, went back to the mierosoope and there found animal cules, the same aa on flies. He had now arrived at something definite ; they were not the progeny of the fly, but an imalcules floating in the air ; and the quick motions of the flies gathered them on their bodies, and the flies then went into some quiet corner to have their dainty meal. The investigator goes on to describe how he continued the experiment in a variety of localities, and how. in dirty and bad smelling quarters, he found the myriads 9f flies which existed there lit erally covered with animalcules, while other flies, captured in bed rooms or well ventilated, clean apartments, were miserably lean and entirely free from their prey. Wherever filth existed, evolving germs which might generate disease, there were the flies, covering themselves with the minute organisms and greedily devouring the same. ' Mr. Emerson, while thus proving the utility of the fly, has added another and lower link to that curious and necessary chain of destruction which exists in ani mated nature. These infinitesimal ani malcules from food for the flics, the flies for the spiders, the spiders for the birds, the birds for the quadrupeds, and so on np to the last of the series, serv ing the same purpose to man. He cer tainly deserves credit for an interesting and novel investigation, and for an intelligent discernment which might even attack the difficult task of teach ing us the uses for'nature makes noth ing without some beneficial end of the animalcules themselves. A Strange Uoose Story. All the fish stories that were ever told are quite equaled by the following goose story, which is taken from a recent number of the Yolo (CaL) Mail: While limiting in the tnles near the sink of Cache creek, recently Abe Groen, an old hunter, discovered a pet rified .wild goose, standing upright, with legs buried aliont onn-kalf in the adobe soil. He thought at. first it was living, mid creeping near, fired his gun at it, but the bird did not btiilgH an inch. Walking up to it, he found it flaai fin. :.;- .:!. . astonished at its immense weight. It had turned to stone, and a mark on its wing, near the forward joint, showed where the shot had struok it, knocking a piece off. He managed to raise it up out of the ground, and when he laid it down a piece dropped from its breast, disclosing a hollow inside, from which pure, clear water began running. Its feathers were veiy natural, and its ap pearance was calculated to deceive so lifelike. He took it to his cabin, down the canal, a few miles back of Washing ton, where it can be seen by those who wish to see such a strange and unusual sight. Ismail Pasha. The movements of Ismail Pasha, the viceroy of Egypt, are becoming of great interest to Americans, from the fact that this progressive ruler has drawn largely from the United States for his brain power to aid him in his vast schemes of improvement. While Ismail Pasha is, in name, a viceroy of the sub lime porte, he is an absolute ruler, and could, if necessary, turn around and whip the Turkish government into a slavish submission to himself. The khedive now J has au army of 100.000 men nnder- first-class officers, many of them being Americans, who have gone through the civil war. This army is being daily increased by conscription : railroads are in process of construction for hundreds of miles up the ancient valley of the Mile : careful surveys have been made of the whole country ; new and ve'uable territory has been added ; new avenues of trade have been opened, and every agent of modern civilization is being rapidly introduced. In fact Egypt is becoming a powerful state, and the vast enterprises of the khedive, the constant strengthening of his power. regardless of expense, leads naturally to tne supposition that he proposes to remain an independent monarch, which on the whole will be better for the Egyptians, heavily taxed as they are to keep up the magnificent government of the khedive. Land is taxed at the rate of fifteen dollars per acre, and the rea son of the high rate is obvious from the fact that besides the expensive army and harem of the khedive, and many important publio works, he has built sixteen large sugar factories, one of which cost $1,000,000. The employes oi these mills are nearly all foreigners. who are paid large salaries. The pnblio debt ef Egypt is $300,000,000; bnt as the khedive is rapidly extending his trade and territory in Africa, the tribute from this source must soon be enor mous. In the meantime, whatever may be the designs of Ismail Pasha, whether founding of an African empire, the dream of the old dynasties, or the sim ple maintenance of his government in oriental splendor, hundreds of talented men from Europe and the United States are finding position and influence there and an extensive field for the exeicise of their talents. Courier-Journal. Brains. James Boswell, blacksmith, died in Indianapolis on Wednesday night, in a drinking-saloon of the seventeenth grade. This fact might not be of great human consequence bnt for the fact that a post-mortem examination revealed that bis brain weighed sixty-one ounces. This drunken blacksmuh has remorse lessly demolished some of our admira tion for a few of the-great men of the earth. Xhe great American orator, Daniel Webster, had a brain which weighed fifty-seven ounces, and all Americans boasted of it. The phrenol ogists regarded weoster s brain as a rare specimen. This quantity of albu men and cerebral fat, with the phos phorus and oemazome, etc., and the water though the water didn't go to Webster's brain so quickly as to some in the head of Webster was believed to account for his greatness. Men traced his reply to Hayne directly to the weight of his cerebellum and medulla oblongata. We took special pride in the fact that this conn try had produced a Drain weigning nity-seven ounces. Cuvier's weighed less than three ounces more ; Dupuytren s but an ounce more ; Napoleon's aearoely any more. When Kuloff, the Greek scholar, college pro fessor, robber and murderer, was hung, and it was found that his brain weighed more than Webster's, we all felt a sense of chagrin, bnt we accounted for the fact .on the gronnd that Kuloff was built for a great man, a man of genins, but was somewhat erratic, so to speak. That he had a singular talent was ad mitted. But the death of this black smith has hammered all confidence in measuring brains by ounces out of us. He wasn't an Elihn Burritt of a black smith, either. He was a corpulent, drunken hammerer, and no more. And a cerebral weight of sixty-one ounces, avoirdupois ! Miss Soldene's Floral Offering. The ftiew Orleans Jficaynne of a re cent date says : Last night, during the performance of "Mme. l'Archidnc " at the St. Charles theater, in this city. Henry Gallagher became so charmed with Mile. Boldene s singing that he could not resist the temptation of throw ing her a bouquet. Mme. l'Archiduo did not Bee it at first, as she was singing with her back partly turned to the audience, but as soon as she turned to make the usual bow in acknowledg ment ot a round 01 applause, her de lighted eyes fell upon the nosegay, and she gracefully stooped to secure it. Just as she did so the seemingly en chanted flowers moved a few feet from where they had fallen upon the stage. The Diva paused for a moment aud then made another attempt, when lo! the flowers again drifted away from her grasp. The idea now flashed across her mind 'the thing has got a string to it,' and suiting the action to the thought, she made a desperate rush, pounced upon tbe flowers and sent them whirling back into the face of the malicious spectator. Then striking a majestic pose, she cast a contemptu ous and withering look upon the dis comfited Gallagher, who at the same moment felt the heavy hand of a police man resting npon his shoulder. The Soldene's tormentor was taken to the first preoinct station charged with dis turbing the peace, and Monsieur l'Arch iduc, upon hearing, about the matter, declared that he rather liked it " it was original." A Viscountess' Vengeance. The Viscount De False of the Chateau of La Grangerie, near Tours, France, is now sorry that he brought his family matter into court. He thought his old mother, the viscountess, for some years a widow, was spending money and managing the estates foolishly, and he applied to the proper tribunal to have her restrained on the ground of insanity. She replied in court that the viscount waa neither the son of herself nor her hnsband, and had no right to ti'.le or estates, or anything that was hers. He was eo much astonished at the revela tions his supposed mother made that he wantel to withdraw the suit, but was not allowed to do so. He has to hear it out now, and the old lady is permit ted to furnish proof of her assertion. Her story is that her marriage with the former viscount was considered by his friends a mesalliemon, and the couple wanted to fix it up with the noble fam ily. They thought a child would make it all right, bnt they had no' child of their own. They niarin arrangements tn have a child by giving out Unit on was coming, and the infant wbh pro duced to order. TI10 Viscount l Pulse is that infatil, aud l,o is not ssimeaisl I nl.ili as s Marriage, or Yonr Honey. A young man who promises a woman to marry her, and backs out of the con tract from any cause or motive what ever, stands very little chance before the courts in some localities in England The woman has the bar, the judges, the jury and publio sympathy all on her Hiue, anu may count on damages with as mnoh certaintyas if she had the money already in the Bank of England. A very strong case is presented in that of Miss Wynn. an innkeeper's dauehter. of Shrewsbury, suing a young man for breach of promise. Hurst had property anu was a soiia subject, llis lawyer offered to provebe fore the assizes that ftliss Wynn was both intemperate and unchaste. Hurst acknowledged the en gagement and a postponement of the wedding. He had written Miss Wynn a letter stating that he had seen her drunk, associating with bad characters in low houses, asking to be let off, aud offering to pay all the expenses she had incurred in getting ready to marry him. In court, there were witnesses to prove rue drunkenness and low associations of the plantiff, but the judges refused to hear them, and told the jury to dis miss all such considerations from their minds in making up a verdict. The pre siding judge said he had great doubts whether a plea of intemperance was a good answer to the action. Insanity and bodily infirmities were held to be co defense, lie consulted with his brother jndge, and the two wise heads decided that intemperance was no de fense, and as for the other plea asso ciation with bad characters was not sufficient. There must be evidence of personal unohastity. A witness was called to prove intemperance, and he was ruled ont by the judge. A witness to prove unohastity was also squelched. and the jury brought in damages of 225 for the plantiff. The Shrewsbury girls have a pretty sure thing on marriage or your money. If they don t make it pay it is not the fault of the lodges and courts. Daguirre's Invention There is an element of interest in the often-repeated story of Daguerre's first invention, that makes Dr. Vogel's . ao- count of it an attractive passagi pecially that part of it where he de scribes the chemist s accidental discov ery of the means of making new power available for portraiture something which his hrst plates did not permit. their preparation requiring a long ex posure to light, so that one desiring his likeness upon them "wonld have been obliged to remain motionless for hours to obtain it. 'One day Daguerre placed aside as useless, in a closet in which were some chemical substances, several plates that had been exposed too short a time to the light, and therefore as yet showed no image. After some time he looked by accident at the plates, and was not a little astonished to see an image upon them. He immediately divined that this must have arisen through the oper ation on the plates of some chemical sub stance which was lying in the closet. He therefore proceeded to take one chemi cal out of the closet after the other, in succession all the chemical substances from the closet, and still images were produced upon the plates that had been exposed to the light. He was now on the point of believing the closet to be bewitched, when he discovered on the floor a shell containing quicksilver. which he bad hitherto overlooked. He conceived the notion that the vaper from this substance for mercury gives oft vapor even at an ordinary temperature must have been the magic pewer which produced the image. To test the accu racy of this supposition, he again took a plate that had been exposed to light for short time in the camera-ooscura, and on which no image was yet visible. He exposed this plate to the vapor of quick silver, and, to his intense delight, an image appeared, and the world was again enriched by one of its most beautiful discoveries, Some Successful Literary People. Clemens, the humorist, better known as Mark Twain, has done better than any man of his turn of labor. He has been seven years before the publio, and during that time has become rich enough to live on his income. His property in Hartford is worth more than $80,000. Mrs. Stowe has made more than any other American woman, and has probably cleared $100,000. This may seem like a large sum, but when it is scattered through a quarter of a cen tury, it is not such and immense thing as it hrst appears to be. Marian uarland (Mr?. Terhune), who has written in dustriously for twenty years, has prob ably made $15,000 by a dozen novels. Perhaps Mary J. Holmes has done equally well. Gail Hamilton (Miss Dodge) enjoyed a good sale for her books, for the first few years, but her vanity got the better of her judg ment, and she quarreled with her pub lishers. Her next book was devoted to the quarrel, and it at once impaired her popularity. She has a corner in Har per's papers and also in the Independ ent, but will never do much in books again. Her impudence toward the venerable John Todd, who differed with her iu opinion, showed how the vanity arising from success spoils real talent. Walworth, who was shot by his son, never made much out of his books, and they were, in fact, too inferior to sell without extraordinary puffery. Josh Billings (Shaw) has found unusual pop ularity. He is witty and says many wise as well as funny things. It seems a pity that such a clever fellow should be obliged to borrow the jokes of poor Artemus Ward and print them as original, but such is one of the weak nesses of funny fellows. Troy Times. Brig-ham Young's Dominion. The new tabernacle was completed in 1868. It is perhaps the largest building in the world of a single span roof sup ported by neither column nor pillar. It is 250 feet long by 150 wide, and the ceiling is 62 feet from the floor. The roof is dome-shaped and surmounted by a flag-staff twenty feet high, from the pinnacle of which the stars and stripes are flung to the polygamous breeze during the session of the confer ence. The inside of the tabernacle has the appearance more of an amphitheatre or the mechanics' fair building in San Francisco than a place of worship. The seats are arranged in tiers the most orthodox brethren occupy the " pur- qnette" aud "dress circle " nearest the rostrum, from which all Mormon bless ings flow. The outsiders take back seats and go up in the " gallery." The rostrum is an elevated platform running almost the entire width of the taber nacle, upon which the bishops, priests, elders and amen brethren sit. In the center of this platform or stage are three semi-circular speakers' stands, about four feet in front of and slightly elevated one above the other. As tbe spirit of Brigham moves them, the apostles, elders, etc., pop up and speak from this stand, according to rana. 10 the right of and adjoining this platform is the big organ. This is the third largest organ in tne United Slates, and the largest ever built this country, those at Itoston anil Iti.wiklni having been brought from KnroiK'. All tlio wood nud other tua- lernil used in the construction of tins hiitfc w ind coiict-rn wer obtained ill this tiiri-ilory, exccia tlio metal pipe, ol rl a ,,i it n atus mmint e AYnmuvl tsi I -l J 1 PC ... .1 .1. I annarpnt. nil it UMlaT. alter a WOriU B I ' i i , , , . . 1 I the light, wnr emainlngTherl 1 charts 0 it for a dWe of centuries. bthe 'nTveenS TAtLn &lmtr.rv.KP." from the perfect :?8?-88h ? whiteness, "til. necSsaly. The wTntaw.l Sng UMUU I. LI 1; 111. 11 V icuKuu uu U1H1 acumjtcu I HF1R TflniTirM nr ODDlOnH. IDA inrar- awibuiiw. - " tmm fllie ftrt .IV mnnih. AV. .. I organ has two manuals the great and the swell. It reqnires two able-bodied men to keep it pumped full of pious wind, while ono plays it out. The music, or rather noise, is abont on par with that resulting from a blending of ocotcn bag-pipes ana uninese gongs. and usually before conference week the nervous women ana children are noti fied to leave town. It will soon be played by water pewer. The Wife of Macready. In his book of reminiscences, just published, the actor Macready describes at length the circumstances which led to his acquaintance with the excellent yonng actress who afterward became his wife, which are not without a touch of romance. During an engagement at t-fiasgow, on the night of his benefit, a pretty little girl, about nine years of age, was sent on at very short notice to act the part ol one of the children in the " Hunter of the Alps." She was imperfect in the words she had to speak, having had no time to learn them. Not being aware of this, Mac ready gave her a good scolding which cost her many tears. Their next meet mg was as follows : Dressing and breakfasting at Mon trose 1 reached Aberdeen about noon, where I saw my name announced in the playbills for Richard IXL as I pass ed from my hotel to the theatre. Two young girls were walking np and down the stage, apparently waiting for the business of the morning to begin. One. the manager's daughter, was a common- looking persons; the other, plain but neatly dressed, was distinguishable for peculiar expression of intelligence and sprightly gentleness. She rehearsed with great propriety the part of the prince of Wales, and was introduced to me by the manager at my Virginia for the next night s play. On the follow ing morning she came an hour before the regular summons to go through the scenes of Virginia and receive my instructions, cue was dressed in a closely fitting tartan frock, which show ed off to advrntage the perfect symmet ry of her sylph-iike figure, j ust de veloping into womanhood, her age would have been gnessed more, but she had not quite reached fifteen. She might have been Virginia. The beauty of her face was more in its ex pression than in feature, though no want of loveliness was there, tier re hearsals greatly pleased me, her acting being so muoh in earnest. There was a native grace in her deportment and every movement, and never were inno cence and sensibility more sweetly per sonified than in her mild look and speaking eyes, streaming with unbidden tears. I soon learned her little history; she was the support of her family, and whs tbe same little girl whom 1 had rebuked some years before for supposed inattention at tbe Glasgow theatre. My engagement with Mr. Byder was for three weeks, divided between the towns of Aberdeen, Montrose, Dundee, and Perth ; and as the same plays were repeated by tbe same performers, my opportunities of conversation with this inieresiing creature were very irequent, which, as they occurred, I grew less snd less desirous of avoiding. Her opinions. est with which I regarded her I per suaded myself was that of an older friend, and partook of a paternal char acter. All the advice my experience could give her in her professional studies she gratefully accepted and skillfully applied, showing an aptness for improvement that increased the partiality she had awakened in me. I could have wished that one so purely minded and so naturally gifted had been placed in some other walk of life ; but all that might be in my power or her advancement I resolved to do. On the last night of my engagement at Perth, I sent for her into my room, and pre senting her with the handsomest shawl I could procure in Perth, I bade her farewell, desiring her, if at any time my influence or aid in any way could serve her, to apply to me without hesi tation, and assuring her she might rely on always finding a ready friend in me. As I gazed upon her innocent face beaming with grateful smiles, the wish was in my heart that her pnblio career might expose her to no immodest ad vances to disturb the serenity or sully the purity of her unspotted mind. My way lay far away from her, but her image accompanied me in my southward journey, and I may say, indeed, never after left me. The engagement did not take plao until two or three years afterwards' Up to that time Macready had cherished a deep interest in the young lady, had given her no small amount of excellent advice, but as yet no" word of love had passed between them. Still their affec tion for each other was no less deep for not being delirious. During my absence on the conti nent the yonng actress. Miss Atkins, whose innocence and beauty had made a deep impression on me, had removed with her family to Dublin, where her talents were appreciated, and were in the course of successful development. Onr correspondence continued there, and became more frequent and more intimate. A sudden and heavy calami ty befell her in the death of her father and brother, who were drowned with most of the passengers in the Liverpool packet, wrecked through the miscon duct of the captain, in a calm sea. at midday, on the skerries rocks, ouch a disaster could not fail to weigh with most depressing influence on her spirits. and to draw forth the tenderest expres sions of sympathy and condolence from me. The actual state of my feelings I could no longer conceal from myself. 1 indulged in the pleasing dream that my interest in this young creature was limited to a friendly and paternal solici tude for her welfare and professional advancement ; and now awoke to the undeniable conviction that love was the inspiration of all the counsel and assistance I had rendered her. This disclosure was no longer withheld from her ; her answer to my declarations and proposals was acquiescence in all my views, and under her mother's sanction it was settled between us that our mar riage should take place as Boon as pos sible compatibly with the arrangements with which I was bound. It is but simple justice to her beloved memory to repeat the truth that although in a worldly sense I might have formed a moie advantageous connection, I conld not have met with qualities to compare with the fond affection, the liveliness and simple worth that gave happiness to so many years of my life." SwaiiIiOwed Onb Knife Too Many. The case is mentioned of an Ameri can sailor who died in Guy's Hospital, London, a post-mortem examination of whose body showed that his dieease was due to his repeated exploits ot swallowing knives, from the effects of which he bad been sick for three years. The first time lin swallowed fourteen knives, became sick, but recovered, and commenced again, betting from time to time on his bravado exploits. W bile en an English ship he swallowed seven teen knives in two successive days; but this appears to have been too much, and after long suffering ho died, fourteen of the knives were found in his stomach, but, strange to say, partly digested, the iron parts as well as the lioru han dles. The stomach itself was not at all injured. He had a good appetite to the hist, and his siekiiesH and death were alone caused by the liaf t of a large knife becoming immovably fixed ncioss tho Modern Vandals in Rome. In Mr. Augustus Hare's book, "Walks in Rome, recently published he alludes to the insensibility to, and want of appreciation of, landscape, syl van, and Horticultural beauty mani fested by tne Roman municipal author ities in carrying out recent improve ments. The Villa Negroma Massimo, the most beautiful of Roman gardens, with the grandest of old.orange avenues and glorious groves of cypresses, amid which Horace was buried, a villa whose terraces dated from the time it belonged to Miesenas, and which was replete with recollection of the romantio story of Vittona Accoramboni, of Donna Cam- ilia Perretti, and of Alfieri, has been ruthlessly and utterly plowed up, so that no trace of it is left. "Even thin. however." Mr. hare goes on to say, as nothing, compared with the entice destruction of tbe buildings which re main. The baths oi uaracaiia, stripped of all their verdure and shrubs, and de prived alike of the tufted foliage amid wh eh Shelley wrote, and the flowery carpet which so greatly enchanced their lonely solemnity, are now a series oi bare, featureless walls, standing in a gravelly waste, and possess no more attraction than the ruins of a London warehouse." Then with regard to the Colosseum, he writes: The Colosseum, no longer a 'gar landed ring,' is bereaved of everything which made it so lovely and so pictur esque, while cotanists must forever deplore the incomparable and strangely unique flora of the Oolosseum, which Signor Rosa has caused to be carefully annihilated, even the roots of tbe shrubs having been extracted by the firemen, though in pulling them out more of the building has come down than 500 years of time would have in jured. The Appian Way. This road was built three hundred ana imrteen years peioro jurist, was Mini. Xb UUUilllouuciu m vutj uraui ox It commenced in the heart of covered np by the negiecwa tton of ages but miles upon miles ot it remain, solid, clean, smooth safe to horse and man as the davit was fin- ... . ished. The Roman strananan wno duiii inis road, was a park maker, He was the man who wanted to drain the Pontine Marshes, that Garibaldi wants to drain to -dav : and he wanted to make pleas ure grounds of them for the people. The cost of this road, of course was enormous. But it nevertheless was tbe cheapest road in the end that man ever built. The way that road was built was as follows : In the first place a good sub structure was dug down to, irom wis all loose soil was carefully removed. Then strata after strata cemented with lime, was raised on this, and on the last of these was of these was laia tne pavement. xne pavement consist , ". UM i".. ? j "-Y-Z ;:7 care and nicety of dovetaihng, no inter- staces bemg apparent. Th nope the heavv lesions of the Cresars, with their cumbrous wagons, and their pondrous catapults, and over, it the male and female charioteers drove their fours in hand to the sunny Adnatis sea, as we onr fast teams to Sheepshead Bav. Thev not even marked its sur face! Treasure Trove. The findintr of the hidden treasnre by workmen employed on otaten island, the other day, haa a romantio interest. The place where the gold was discov ered is an old manor house occupied by Geo. Doogan, earl of Limerick, in colo nial times. The peer dreamed one night that a large amount of gold was hidden beneath the soil of the garden. Hb minted this dream to his retinue. and his lordship, according to tradition, nnmtlliinnflil A .detachment of his soldiers to flog and scorch John Bodine, the owner of the estate, into the mood of making known the hiding place of this treasure. They confounded his ignor ance with obstinacy, and tortured him almost to the point of death. Several of his children had dreams similar to those of the cruel lord, and repeatedly upturned the garden earth. Some time ago the property came into the possession of a gentleman who rented it to Mr. H. C. Windsor, paying teller of the Mercantile bank. Suddenly he and his fnmilv disappeared. Then it be came known that he was an apparent defaulter. For years afterwards strang ers' voices sounded in the .old house, and strangers faces appeared at tne windows. WhUe digging about the premises, the workmen came upon a buried treasure in gold coin to the amount of $20,000. In consequence, every well-regulated family in the neighborhood has bought a spade and n crowbar. Paper Costume Balls. A New York letter says: "A curious fancy has sprung up recently for his torical costume parties, the dresses for whioh are copied accurately in paper. Last Saturday evening William Cullen Bryant gave one, and since then two others have been given. The dresses for two of these "parties were strictly copied in satin, silver, gilt, velvet, tis sue, and brocade paper. The designs are out first in thin paper muslin, and the paper carefully pasted on, then they are put together, and the trimmings and ornaments added, like any ordinary dress. Incroyable costumes, costumes of the time of Francis the First, Charles the Second, and Louis Four teenth are the ones usually selected, and are really striking and picturesque; quite as much so as when made in real fabrics'. Trade in paper fashions has scarcely heretofore risen to the rank of ordinary business. It represents no value in its stock, and has, therefore, been generally cansidered to require no capital, and exert no influence. But whatever may have been the case in times past, this is not true to-day. One house alone has a thousand agencies extending all over America, into Canada, Cuba, the Sandwich Islands, and Chili, and even over the seas to Germany, Dublin, in Ireland, and Glasgow, in Scotlaud. This same house orders five thousand reams of paper at a time, and two millions of envelopes, in whioh the tissue patterns are placed. Its com missions to one agent alone amounted for one week to seven hundred and fifty dollars. Paper must indeed be looking up when it paves so broadly a highway to fortune." Cork Mattresses as Life Preservers. Tho introduction of cork mattresses on boord sea-going vesel is urged by the English papers. It is proposed that in place ot the hair mattresses now in use, granulated cork mattresses should be used. Ono of these mattresses, as at present made, is capable of floating a weight of sixty pounds in Hie heavi est seas. Hy nisking the hammocks and mattresses of cork, a good means is obtained for saving life. Another advantage is that they can bo rendered iustnutly available by tho passengers and crew. Tho Russian and Oerman navies have already adopted this re form, mid the English government is about to mlopt them. Secretary Robe son, in his last report to co-igress, al- was a great deal too important and ea sential to receive any attention on the part of that body. : Ottr ocean steam ships ought to use them, if they have not already done so, and passengers, if they ate wise, will avoid steamers that do not carry them. Some Cnriong Result of Exptrimrntal Surgery. The power of the lower forms of animal life to withstand mutilation is welt known. Cnt an angle worm in two. and the tail end will reproduce the head and the head a tail. Other worms may be cut into many pieces and each fragment will straightway develop a complete worm. A polyp will endure decapitation a score of times, a new head growing on every time. In like manner, the stomach of one of these creatures is capable of oeveloping all the other parts. Still lower in the scale, the normal method of multiplica tion is by division, and elementary cells oi more nigmy ainerentiated organisms seem to retain more or less of the primitive character. Bv virtue of thin inheritance, spiders reproduce their lost limbs and crabs their claws. In the higher forms of life, the power diminishes so far as complex organs are mvoivea ; sun it is retained to a muoh greater degree than is commonly sup posed. -troll out a hair or a finger nail, and it wiu grow again, itemove a portion of the skin and it will be renewed, unless the wound is two broad or the life of the surrounding parts too feeble. Even then it is possible to transplant to mo ueiiuaea sunaoe minute par ticles of skin from other parts, and in a short time these epidermic islands will extend tneir borders until the wound is covered and the sore heals with scarcely a scar. In like manner a severed fin ger may be made to grow together again, and an amputated nose built no ; t : i i. i- n i .... 1 ui lurtu wim nve nesn ixom tne cheek. in sucn cases muscular fibers as well -ti . , :i. " IT "7i Tl". ,7 " "J m: I , n mi-; i , - uuud ui bjLin ill btrif ir nr ina ru-wi r vuumaon the same power of self restonion7 It u thi8 rnperatiTO fecaltjy,i en- BVjles the cattle of AbyssinS. toTupoly tl,. k-i J ""PPy tneir barbarous owners with steaks without losing their lives. The hungry throw, hi. 5y I ; . T?'""?." makes a cross cut in the skin of the flank, lifts the skin and cuts out a chunk of beef for his dinner, replaces the skin, and drives on rejoicing, trusting to in ternal growth to restore the mutilated part to health and soundness. in every wound of the skin or muscle. nerves are severed. The restoration of the functions of feeling and motion, wim me progressive neaiing of the wound, shows that the nerves are like wise capable of reparation. The renewal of nerve connection has been watched in cases, where, as is sometimes necessary, a section of a large nerve haa been out out. In a couple of months after the nerve is cut, a gray lamp appears on one ex- tremity of the severed nerve. Growth ooe6da towekldB the opposite nerve d mtil Be coaneotitK mads, six months, the nervnnn cord is fully restored. This process, it is said, goes on even when two inches of nerve has been excised. About a dozen years ago it was de monstrated that cartilage, formerlv ann. posed to be incapable of renovation, was also subject to the same laws. The car tilaginous tissue of dogs and rabbits waa divided, and at the end of two months was fonnd to be completely restored. Similarly the tendons by which muscles are attached to bones are able to reunite when severed or torn out : a fortunate circumstance for a prominent clergyman of this city, whose tendo Achillis was suddenly snapped while walking along the street one day last winter, thus mak ing his foot temporarily useless. Thanks however, to the gradual reunion of the tendon, the crippled limb will in time be restored to usefulness. Still more remarkable is the restora- tion of bones, and even the develop- ment of bones in abnormal positions by the transplanting of the periosteum, the membrane surrounding bony Btruotures and the principal agent in elaborating mem. f ormerly, in case of a badly snatterea or diseased none, the am mu tation of the limb was the only re source, now tne ski mm snrgeon exca vates the damaged parts ; and in a few months the limb, whioh has never lost its form, repairs its losses, and regains its strength. Attempts have also been made to graft healthy bones in place of diseased ones, but they have fallen ohort of perfect success. The trans planting of teeth has been more suc cessful, and partial success has attend ed the reproduction of teeth by a sort of budding process. In its natural devel opment, a tooth springs from little bay or follicle, containing an organ or germ for the production of the ivory of the tooth and one for the enamel. The entire follicle taken from a pnppy and grafted into the jaw of an adult dog continues its development, and a per fect tooth is the result. Doubtless the same would occur in human jaws, and possibly the dentist of the future will be prepared to set the germ of a new tooth in the place of each ode he ex tracts, giving the patient a choice of the whole range of mammalior dentition! Among the curiosities of this sort of surgery, we may mention the trumpet nosed rats with which a waggish stu dent puzzled the naturalists of Paris, By grafting the tip of one rat's tail into the snout of another rat,, he produced a nondescript creature with- a trumpet shaped proboscis, for which it had no use; yet the connection of the nerves and blood vessels was complete, and the sensibility of the part so keen as to preclude the idea of mechanical attach ment. Similarly cook's combs have been furnished with teeth and spurs by transplanting. A Wonderful and Yalnable Weed. There is a weed growing in one or two gardens of this place, whioh is pos sessed of wonderful and valuable cura tive properties as regards that terrible disease, gravel in the bladder. It is claimed by those who have given it a thorough "test, and know whereof they speak, that it will cure the worst case of gravel in twelve to twenty-four hours; that it will give almost iuBtant relief, and will dissolve the worst gravel in twelve bouts; that it has been tried in hundreds of cases, and was never known to fail in effecting a speedy and permanent cure. Iu one case in this county, when it was administered, ana under the observation of an old ami regular practicing physician, it "passe J from the niauaer 01 a paneuu, wiuwi twelve hours after it was given, thre6 t,;iblesDoonfuls of gravel and sand.' WUlOopin'lilu'" - O- I ;c, .nwl oliko for ronn and he ant. andsl 1. ui (,.. "-- - , ,1 snlnudid diuretic There is a goodly quantity growing in the garden of Mr. L. W. Barrett in this place. It is known here by no other name than the "gravel weed," and was brongbt to this county in the summer of 18:! t, from Morgan county, Ala., by Mr. Thomas Knott, an old citizen of this county, and who now resides near this place. AAe byville, (Tinn.) Oazitfc. The bine flame from a coal of fire has a temperatnre of 5,500 degrees Fabreuhoit, tho flame of hydrogen snd of oxyhydrogen, !,50O degrees. The temperature of the ecloctric spark is unknown, bnt it is supposed to be t. . .i,. 1 -i 1.- 8ATIXGS AND DOINGS. Tax agricultural hall for the nenten. nial exposition at Philadelphia eovera ten acres. EnoJjaxd reads eitrhtv-seven ban of American newspapers every time the mail from this blarsted country gets in. Thb empress of Japan cautions her yonng lady friends about " talking loudly on the street, like the vulgar American girls." It has been ascertained that bed-bmrs can live a year without air or food. Per haps this is what is meant by " the sur vival of the fittest." This conundrum is respectfully sub mitted to the best speller : If S-i-o-u-x fpejls su. and e-v-e spells i. and s-i-ir-h- e-d spells side, why doesn't S-i-o-u-x-e-y-e-s i-g-h-e-d spell suicide. A ootexporabt asks : '.'Is mumps singular, or are they plural?" Both. When yon get mnmos on both sides of yonr face at once, they are plural, but they make a person look singular. Girls, observes an experienced matron, "remember that those men make the best huBbands who can .swal low a dozen hairs to an ounce of butter without knowing it." "Kin him! kill him!" shouted a crowd in Virginia City as they gathered around a hotel. " What for? " inquired stranger. "He's got on allurator boots and a velvet coat. Mash 'iml " Sootlaicd spent last year fully 7.- 000,000 sterling on whisky for her own consumption, which is more than one- half the annual value of the lands and ' heritages outside of the nine larger burghs in Scotland. Tn friends of Mile. d'Abbe. niece of the ejected Empress Eugenie, are de termined tokeep that young woman ont of the poor-honse as long as possible. Her wedding presents cost sixteen hun dred thousand dollars. Tberb is no doubt that Byron was a bad man. He played cards and drank, for in his lines to Tom Moore occurs this damaging admission : " I've aoe high for those that love me, Ana a some iur tnoee tnai hate." vxwanwja uuo BuuuriiiMuu ui tiiim uriuiiiiiiH be" V B- "er- mometer to the i.doovery of that change in the temperature of the water whilh C ;i I indicates the proximity of an iceberg to I navigators of the Atlantio in foggy weather. , Thb barbarous Persians are not slow with their "brilliant weddings," though Jenkins doesn't nourish them as he does here. When the shah's daughter was married last month, she " was vailed with what looked like a waving mass of molten gold, and waa taken to her hus band's house by soldiers, with candles in the muzzles of their guns." I want to know." writes a corres pondent, " how you pronounce the In dian name Sioux." We didn't know it was an Indian name, but we usually pronounce it Sigh-oo-ncks. We some times fear, though, that the fiery im petuosity of youth may lead us to place too much emphasis upon the sign and the uekt. Courier-Journal. Onk year ago she leaned over the garden fence and told him that she he'd got a soft thing. She's ramming around town now with a fellow who parts his hair in the middle and calls himself "Chawlie," and he's her hns band, you know. Bib WAirsB KaIjEhih is reputed to have discovered the potato, but M. Tellier, of Paris, olaims the merit of inventing it, as he has in his pardon all the year round new potatoes, which continue to increase and multiply in winter under ground ; like trnffies, aa well as in summer by the ordinary methods. He has taken out no patent, and will only reveal the secret, if the nation rewards him with an annuity. It is said that the matrimonial pros pects of the Baltimore girls have been seriously damaged by that little inci dent of five babies at a birth whioh recently transpired in that city. Inas much as the mother of that infant mob merely intended to show what a Balti more girl can do if she tries, it is really cruel to hold the rest of the girls there responsible for the very remarkable success whioh attended the effort. ' A talented fellow-countryman says that we may think what we will of it now, but the song and the story heard around the kitchen fire have colored the thoughts and lives of most of ns ; have given us the germs of whatever poetry blessed our hearts, whatever memory blooms in our yesterdays. Attribute whatever we may to the school and the Bohoolmaster, the rays whioh make that little day we call life, radiate from the God-swept circle of the hearthstone. " TTatr gettin' a little, thin, sir," said the barber. " Young man," said John Henry, looking down upon him from the height of a solemn experience : "young man, when you are married you will never allude in that thought leas manner to domestic afflictions. No; don't apologize. My feelings are blunt ed. But is there not some mysterious oft. seductive compound that makes the hair more slippery to the grasp V Totmiii atone coffins of great antiquity rhave been found in Dundee. One con tained a skeleton, the body naving Deen apparently buried in a reclining posi tion. Cord had been wound around the limbs, which, with the skull, were in excellent preservation. The second coffin contained nothing ; the third eof fin waa six and a half feet long, and in it west) human remains. No clew to the dates was obtained. Two urns one rough and the other artistically formed were pioked np in the neighborhood. Thbrb is an isolated monastery in Turkey inhabited by twenty-three monks who have not seen a woman since in fancy. One of them is described by a visitor as follows : " He had never seen a woman, nor had he any idea what sort of things women were, or what they looked like. He asked me whether they resembled the pictures of Panagia (the hniw wiro-inl which hung in every ohuroh. He listened with great interest while I u uim that .11 women were not ex- MilU ' " 1" - ... aotly like the pictures he had seen, and that they differed considerably one from another in appearance, manners, and understanding." Vm " .aid the driver of the car to the man who stood on the steps, she's a mighty nice mare for car work least ways tolook at. Kick? Well you bet Since I've had her, she's removed the insides from two horses hitched in with her ; she's caved in her stall times enough to make one carpenter rich, and livened up more n one pawnmHer j .'member one case in particular: Nioa ?Std gent with youngsters, goin' out fer L-3 Hnmlav Tiinnin : hed a basket of lunch t-povered np .with a table-cloth. Jest as 11 " " D o - - . , , , - eUn ml when I wasn t looKlll , and sne ln wan oittinsr on. tne ruaro wuim ... . ., . .ilh fetched mat Daea m'" i-'"L" - - - both feet I don't rightly know but she got in all four anyways there was lunch for everybody within ten rods, whether he wanted it or not ; the paper boys mostly did. Think the old Bran saved the handle of the ham and the eork of one bottle. Sioha nioe-lookin beast as she is, too. Why that mare has been bonght out of the stables not leBs'n three times 'cause ehe was seoh a gentle lookin' lady's horee. Well, its good for the doctors and wagon-makers, anyhow. Always staves up the family, anil gets back into the team less'n a week. Never waa broke, she wasn't ; and never will be till she falls off a n i'i..;,iiiyVfMiie