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' " ' a In tm i. t V . opefK V- TKE undiscovered country. Conld we hut kirn The I I Ai, if land that ends our Hark . i no certain iniwe nappwr Bin. ,n(1 mea,,. bynd the mint, .mm...,. Ao;-it nf (iat rnnntr -..l.i know. country could we anieJy Who would nt (to? fco0-?;BL".n!ts, l,iBh BinJ chorus nd 0-;Ttd"nt ,-u "f "aim hffore ? "- rl' moment given to are and Har, Ah, who would frar? . - Were we qmte aure Xo find the iieerleas friend who left im Ini Or thrr )v mimn Ml.u..l - T-r?Zr in ryrn "' here were lorelit onlv ' Thia weary mortal coil were we iiiite Miir, W would endure ? GOOD NIGHT. If I could only lay me down to rest, CroMng my weary hands npon mr breast. Knowme that they wontd never open here ...... ....omui i. man oe, notn worlcln in Bight t my urea gonu night. If only, from the freltine carea of Time, To truth eternal I at once may climh. jjo mnptr count the Rravea wheron I tread nt in one moment lie all comforted . If sot-h could be. what iov in Howard Sivtit To aing my tired good night. Tina flooding tide of yearnings will not r cannot rearh to tooch the lina of Peace : - 4r'cn 1 rathrr to ray aohhinz heart cej ne wmie-wmgeii angels Rod has art apart. Yet haply I may pad them all in aiKht After some tired good night. What wonder, then, that I ahonld "long to ?"V'n.K "7 wy hands npon ray breast. In arnit my troubled eyea without a fear. Knowing that thcr would never own here : 10 "no, with heaven alone in aight, -T ninirous goou nignu BURIED ALIVE. Sow the Heathen Hindoo can Suspend Animation. ait?!n Osborne, in his work entitled "Tlra Court and Camp of Runjeet Sing." gives an account of a Fakir who fMvfesses to have an extraordinary ower of suspending animation in hia body for a jrreat length of time, dur ing which he allowed himself to he kept in a burial vault, apart from any supply of air and pkhI. The monotony miij ii ie, ne says, was broken ... .Uv,..., jr me arrival ot a very """" tiinnicier in toe 1'uniaub, i"?'" "c nwi an expressed great jvixieiy u. see, and whom the Maha Kajah had ordered over from Umrut- eer on inirpose. He is a fakir by nfm - J ' 11,- . - ""'"'1 " neia in cxtraordmarv m rexjasct r,y the bikhs, from his alleged c-ipachy of being able to bury himself wive lor any period ol time. So nany stories were current on the stib- - jeci, and so many respectable indi viduals maintained the truth of these stories, that we all felt curious to see mm. tie professes to have been fol- P,g,tbm tnute ,f 80 lt may be called, for some venra .nil . ? n,'i,mereveral extracts from the letters of individuals who had seen the man in the Upper Provinces, ap pearei in the Calcutta papers, giving some account of his extraordinary mowers, which were at the time, nat- cuougn, jooKed upon as mere attempts at a hoax upon the inhabi- u oi Calcutta. Captain Wade, iwlibcal agent at Ludhiaua, told me in ne was present at his resurrection after an interment of some months; General entara iavmg buried him m me presence of the Maha-Rajah and many of hi DrincinaJ sirrlnra- ... as far a, I can recollect, these were . J.a"K"UJra s witnessed by Gen era'. Ventura: Alter going thrcnigh a regular """" preparation, which occupied even days, and the details of which are too disgusting to dilate upon, the u rciwieu nimseit READY FOR DtTERMMEKT " wnich had been Drenared r.,ieP5Pe byorderof the Maha- Aajan.. . on the anrjearance of Rim rt and his court, he proceeded to the lina? preparations that were necessary in their presence, and alter stopping with wax his ears and nostrils, he was otnpjKTu ana piacl in a linen hag; and i ne - la-it preparation concluded by ....... ..g ,m tungue lorwards, and thus closing the gullet, be immediately died rwsy in kind of lethargv. The ban ana sealed with the Jtiinieers aeal. and afierwarda nU.l in a bniaJl deal box, which was alsc locked i.a sealed. The box was then placed in . vault, the earth thrown in and trod down, and a crop of barley wn over uie spot, and sentries- piacea roimd it. The MaJia-Rajah was, however, very tkcpUoal on the subject, and twice irf rnn runrui I . ., , , . monins ne re- ..,.., un.ier ground, sent people to dig him up, when he was found to be in exactly the same position, and in a state of perfectly suspended anima lon. s At the termination of the ten ont'. Captaui Wade accompanied the Maha-Rajah to see him disinterred, .iul . L . 1 . nvnra uuu ne examined him per eoually and minutely, and was con- winced that all animation was nerfectlv pended. He saw the locks ooened I the seals broken bv the Maha- ah, and the box brought into the air. The man was then taken out, afnd on feeling his wrist and heart, BUHHE8T PULSATION WAST PKRCEPTIBLE. first thine towards rcstirinir The t fcnu to life was the forcing his tongue " back to its proper position, which was done with some little difficulty by a person- inserting his finger and forcibly pulling it back, and continuing to hold . . it '-until it gradually resumed its nat ural place. Captain Wade described v the top of his head to have been con siderably heated ; but all other parts ;-of the body cool and healthy in appear- . ii-. m during a quantity of warm water upon him constitutes the only further measure for his restoration, ' and in two hours' time he is as well as ever. On my return to Kimla, accident placed in my hands the appendix to a medical topography of f!udhiana by Dr. Macgrcgor of the Hornr Artil lery, by whose jiermistion I have ex tracted the following account of the former interments and resurrections of the fakir: A fakir who arrived at Lahore enpnged to bury himself for any length of time, shut up in a box, ami without either food or drink. Kuiijeet naturally disMieved the mans assertions, and was determined to put them to ths rear. For this puriiose the fakir was shut up in a wooden box, which was. placed in a small apartment Mow trVo MbUlf of the irround: tfcere was a folding dodr to his hnx, which was secured by a !oCk and key. Surrounding this anxttiieut, there was the garden-house-, the door of which was likewise locked Hnd outside the whole a hhrh wall having It doorway built nr. wSth bricks and mud. In order to PrtVen any one IVrthl nppronrhing the place, a hub .u .;mrn?H was placed and relieved ai regular intervals. The ir iiai watch was kept up for the snare rd forty days and forty nights, at the ex piration of which period the Maha- Uajah, attended by his grandson and several of his sirdars, as well as Gener al V cntnm. Captain Wade, ami my self, proceetletl to disinter the fakir. The bricks and mud were removed from the outer doorway ; the door of ine garden-house was next unlocked and laxtly, that of the wooden box containing the fakir : the latter was found covered with a white sheet, on removing which the figure of the man presented Itsell in a sitting posture his legs and arms wert' pressed to his sides, his legs and thighs missed. The first step of the operation of restiscita tion consisted in pouring over his head a quantity of warm water; after this a hot cake of otta (wheat flour) was placed on the crown of hU head; a pn.g o Wax was next removed from "to ui ma nosirus, ana mi tins ncing ... ..I l: . .. .. i . . none- ine man breathed strongly through it. The mouth was now npcu ea, and tne tongue, .wnitn had been closely applied to the roof o' the mouth, brought forward, and both it and the lips anointed with ghee (clari- nea nutter). Llunng this part ot the proceedinjr, I could not ffeel any pulsa tion at the wrist, though the tempera ture of the body was much above the natural standard of health. . The lecs and arms being extended, and the eye lids raised, the former were well rub bed, and a little ghee was applied to tne latter; ine eyeballs presented a dim suffused appearance, like those of a corpse. The man how evinced 6Kila OF RETURNING ANIMATION, The pulse became perceptible at the wrisi, wiiiisi . me unnatural tempera ture of the body ranidlv diminished. He made several ineffectual efforts to s(ieak, and at length uttered a few words, but in a tone so low and feeble as to render them inaudible. By and by his speech was re-established, and he recognized some of the bystanders. and addressed the Maha-Rajah, who was seated opiwsite to him watch mu all his movements. When tho fakir was able to converse, the completion of the feat was announced bv the dis charge or guns and other demonstra tions of joy. A rich chain of gold was placed roiind hta neck by Runjeet, and ear-rincs, baubles and shawls were nre- Tuted to him. However extraordina ry this fact may appear, both to the Europeans and natives. It is difficult. H' ot imnosrirtle. to-Pxphtin it on phys iological principles. The man not nly denied his havinu tasted food or drink, but even maintained that he had stopped the function of respira tion on ring tne period ot tortv davs and nights. To all appearance this long fasting had not-been productive of its' usual effects, as the man seemed to be irf rude heaU.thr.o that digestion and assimilation had apparently pro ceeded in the usual . manner ;.but this he likewise denied; and Diouslv assert ed, that during the whole time he had enjoyed a most delightful trance.' It is well - known tnftt the natives of Hindoosjan, by constant practice; can' briiiir themselves" to exist on thp smallest portion of food for several lays; and it is equally true that, bv long training, the same people are able. to retain the air in their lunesJ lor some minutes; nut how the func . ... t tions of .digestion and respiratiimtould ne arrested tor such a length of time, appears unaccountable. Egypt and' Abyssinia. ' The great . EevptoWist. ' -Herr Brugsch, has contributed a letter to the Cologne Gazette pn the subject of the present compliaftions between Egypt and Abyssinia. Herr Brucsch endeavors to prove that the Abvs- siniarfg" are altogether in the wrong, and that he khedive has shown them unparalleled.. --fbrbearance. King Jo hannes has, according to his.accoiiHt. Tpenly violated almost every agree ment made after the late war. The writer goes on' to 'narrate' .'-the well- known .jirogross of friction , between, the two countries, from the'rnptui-e.of commercial intercourse 'and 'the Icon ceutr.ition of small corps -ojP observa tion on--both fHdes.of the frontier to the outbreak of open waV.Tjilinf', for the present, in EgyptiaiC aieffcat. He then considers the p'rescat ountlkion of the Abyssiniahs' as a" '6prc,'mfd disposes very summarSy tOMir dai to European protection on the grdudj that they are Cnitiabafj, The t is they are not VCh'tiaris: jtt all, pagans with softie. : hrauntaed su perstitions. They- may jhaviybejen. inristians once, Due wr centuries iasl tbey have, underthe guidance of a dis reputable .set of injunks, ' civen ' way to drink and other vices, and delrefntedl nu w w anorii ib tQe-prosenxfiay-a 1 :, 11-'..- , 1 iriuy piuanie picture otwhat (Jurist ians ny sink Ui be. ,; Lone;-habitual indulgence ire -vice .has afflicted them wkh one of thCmost'Suthsoiiie diseases. and altogether they are the hist people tu whom one would attribute the char acter of Christians,. . The present war between'Egypt and Abyssinia is-not a war between islam ism find Christianity, but between Egyptian civilization and Abyssinian barbarism. Missionaries who have lived in" Abyssinia givc-most repulsive descriptions of their nomiuaj fellow-Christians, among whom, lieing of a higher type of Christianity," they havefound them.selvis' scarcely toler ated. Herr Brugsch coiicIh1-s with-a thrust at the supscd instigators of the present war, winch ri-ydcrs will lie slow to understand unless they hear in mind the abuse which was iieafM'd ujion Eng land ifiicu'g the Franco-German war mder tho misconception, ireiieral in lerniany, that Remincton rifle.-) are of English manufacture. "The saying goes," says Herr Brugsch, " that" the majority of Ahvsuimii.. are armed h Kemingtons and commanded by an English military man of the name ( (M-hrane. I do no more than stale this fact, which requires no further comment." An InilianaiMiJis witness testified the other day that he kept a fire burning in is stove all night to save matches. NOT ONE SrjRVIVOlt THK IXm OF THE SHIP HARVEST QUEE W ITH ALL HANDS C ONFIRMED. F rom information received it is de termined beyond a doubt natth "BrvV W!fPni a ftill-rigged shipy.1 ine niacK rsall Lin, was sunk by a collision in the Irish Channel, and that her crew, numbering thirty rlleii, were lost. It Is Mi'ther believed, from state ments made by the sailors of the steam. ship Adriatic, that it was that, vewel which came in collision with the Har vest WllfTn. There tt-na. HO reenrd of the collision on the.log of the Adri atic, ana captain Jennings explained io me agent ot tne ine that "the col. iisioh . was so siigtjt that he did not think it' worth while tnsav anvthinc apoiii it to you. it happened a little . .... . . . .. . before 3 o clock on the morning of Dec. 31. The executive officer had Charge of the steamer. He saw a s bin approath!ng iu a ziraur course so that he deemed it unsafe to keen the Adri t . . . -' '. ... atic in her regular course.' He' aet'ord- inelv stom,! the atemer r!; iu beflto reverse the emrine. and sent.1- low for me, but the ship kept a,mmach- ing, and the steamer haii backed so far tbt tho water Was just about even :ik u., r. i ...u-- .. .i , ship turned about, crossing her bows, uu luiiucia mien suuacniv tne and struck her nh-lionni m ttlli-diiHliiir. stock. . I, tn.Vself. -Wan oh deck bv this , - - I .... time, and nnnerstanding that cries tor help had been heard from tile water. ordered the honl-; la lie lowered, think ing tftat iierhans some sailors had 'been at wo'rk on their jib at the time of the collision, aud had Ieon ewci't over iKiard. The ship Itself sailed oft' as if nothing h;ut naitponed, and alter keci ing the steamer hove to al'mut three hours, without finding anvtliinc. I or dered the liells to rinc to tro ahead.. nulisequeiitly I heard sonic talk among iUn !,.,. 1... 1 -1- .. 1 u . the men that we had sunk a vessel, but .1 ..1 - ..r . ..1 1 ... i t Za V listened to. the collision was of no mi. ,,.L,n... w A ....... : .1 jii . , . A sea an gives tl-e fol ort u,g yer ei, ' hiinli. I Lui '111 lb. A J ..I mull 1 HUl j . 1CU II'C Jlllll- 1'. 1 . . A- 1 1 A 1 . .1 -in iij-iit.. , n flock 1 I'l.ljl V nm.ninir vlmii j.tf I.iunn miV IJIVUI IKW1. VIHJIIL Ir)W I Head, the man a vessel on the the alarm, and her-coursc. About lert tuintltes passed and the lookout gave the alarm again for the tW6' vesscT. were closing fast upon each other. .It wa.s a starry night. A moment passed and the Adriatic dashed liito.ihe bow of the stranger.' 1 he engine was at once reversed and thesteamer backed a mile or two. Boats were lowered, and as they rowed away the lights of.lhl strange vessel ki".k lower and lower till they reached the water's edge, and then the hull, masts and all sank out of sight. The. cries of the drowning men could be distinctly heatn, and they gave directions,- as they floated for a moment, as to rue course to take to find them. Ko one, however was res cued. It would seem that the collision was not-violent enough to disturb pas sengers, and- thev only.- knew ot Jt from the talk of the crew. ' 1 he Harvest - Queen arrived at Queenstown Dec. 29,' from San Frmi- cisco, Cal., and .on the .iOth sailed for Liverpool. , . -.Cannon Balls. There are few scientific instruments so beautiful in their action as that now used for ascertaining the rapidity with which a cannon ball -is. set moving. For some years past we have been able to calculate with the utmost nicety the ejocity of a proiectile as it flies to its destination, and to say within a yard or two how many hundred feet it cov ers in -a second of time, but it is only recently tliiit we: have got to know hat acUiarly -coes-on inside a eun. and bow long the shot takes to attain its maximum. spea. --lo hnd out this is what we are doing just tfbw with the monster 8r-tori"gun that- still lies be fore the proofbuft in the Woolwich marshes, and the results of the trial will tell us far more about the capabili ties "of the weapon than any other test' to which it could be subjected. Our readers niay like to know how such an ppareiitly insoluble problem as that of I .ii-i il-.i-T. f." ti n - ciuiwl nf wr.. ....ill.. inside she gun can lie determined, for i.n.iiLiiiii: mi. i-lnvil HI A ll if lLbllc the discharge of a fire-arm is popularly supposed to lie instantaneous. It is a very simple matter, however, when it comes-to-be explained. The uistrii meut -.era ployed is termed a chrono graph, and. is the invention of an artil lery officer, -Captain-Noble, F. R. S. lt consist of. a numlier of wheels, or rather disks, revolving at a hicrh speed AH on, the . same axis, and these wheels are criered; with a coating of oot or ..,..,...,. w- ii:um n . in- i;iu ii oi : - , y... . in Iiumncr. J5 an insulated wtre. anrf l l , --. i j- . . . -i 1 these wiresjeiwi to six rings inserted in L-tn.e itubfiot the gun at certain intervals gun is loaded-in the ordinarymainer, and when fired the immraKrv- i-t- "o arui "tr inn-1 b'iW.tKroUghiliese rimrs one after the nrougnMiese ruwrs one after the oxnent vana in so domir presses them I jlovrii. aiid in each case cuts through The MiV-fnii n-H-a Willi n-liiuli lliA.r I --- - - v ii ii vo ..ihii iiini.li i-i iv. , . arc ;vcrauy connected, if we sup- pose now ahat. there- is an electric eurnwKa'-passiiig-. aione these wires i - tne-Timc, -. tins sudden cuttinir by the rings . willinstantly'liayer, the effect i-bf fildh-ig ah electric park aloni Hie '-wires- to Tall upon the rap-. 11 , .11 . 1 uuy-revoiving wneeis, the place where the spark touches the blackened sur- lace being sliown by a tiny clean sjmt. 1 hurt, if we JtOTMed Uitf inrli.nr.itMs we I .Ill I 1 hould hnd six oF these little marks liivon tliosixdiJlerent wheels, and the in- crvals between thesjioLs would show the interval ot tune that the shot was passing frmn onc station to another. The dc- termjijntioi ui this interval is merely a matter tor calculation, but, obviously, iTMt is-snown inattlio shot increases gradually in sis ed and does not at tail ita maximum velocity at once, then there has Ikcii comparatively little strain iiniMised iiiHiu tint gnu. Anil the aim of those charged wild the ca re of the Woodwioh gun is to s;cure just this result Jiy choosing the most suitable kiiiilof gurijKiwder for the purjHwe. Eiifi:.Mi;'H Jkwkix. The Mahara jah of I'utialka has purchased the elc gant jewels which were lately ttTu jirop ertv of the KmpresH Eugenic. fhey cousist.ot a brilliantcut diamond neck lace, silver settings, chuiiki-ciI of eight- ci ii large brillinnt-shiiiic diamonds and i leveu small ones ; also, eleven bril liant cut dror-MiHrK iliamoniis ; a pair ol large brilliant cut diamond ear rings, comjNised ol two large brilliaul sliMiie diamonds, two small ones, and two large brilliant cut drop-shape dia monds, silver 'settings; a single-stone nruiiant, the . "fotachin diamond The price is rumored tt have been afirMll si lahks rj-rxUiees. or 8300.000. This will make the Maharajah collects nii oi jewels one oi tne nnest in India. M Unheeded Warning. T . The f'ollowinc extraordinarv'letter. signed narliawk, is published the ion(lon Times t i ne suoiect oi the Hremerhaven ex plosion is one of such international in terest that yon frill, perhaps, n.How hie to ..report a ftJVv tacts resoectins this matter Which came to my knowledge more than two years stneet On the 3d or-4th.t'f March. 18T3. I was first In formed that some persons were about to carry (it large fraud by shipping n lot oi worm less goods on board some st'i,1"cr. a"d at Ufe same time intro- ",".c,nS ".U! " -Wp "UlTBIeHlri m I ti inn hn.n il-.ii 1 1 rf - .1 1 .-f- I. i. 1 .. ' .1 .. trucUon'iii'a sjiort time after sailing v.....v - - - - - - - -' uiira lie. Wlttl uci ,n? Hiciiniary Sain to tne eonspira- Mng ' heayy Insurance they TttPtm . " c?1S' J. "tlsl Fnkly admit that my in.rm "'Z w r vague my foihiiit would not tell me from w i . . .' i .. . . r . . . . C I F- wew T, sh,nl!e he I . J . ""- . I lAiti nrntfinu u-lmm Hn persons whom ho had reason to suspect, aMd iiifbi iti me that these were altotit to start for certain foreign ports. i considered lnat wnatTvas told me was possible, it not probable, and that it could'do no harm if I sent my infor- manoU'its t received lt to the repre sentatives . oi the various countries which might lie afleqted, and, as never sought for'the least recompense. I thought I was at -least rendering a service which should have been cour- teously recelvcil. I 1 :,,r uiiys i was ieu t-o ocneve I ,i .. .1 1 . . . , . that the destructive asreiit would have l.t .1 T 1 1 . 1 I - boen 11k, 'coal shells' described In the I u... tA . . j j t .1 1 iMuw, iiulx niiernurfis oiscovcreo. mat I iiiiiciinic preciseiv siinnar to mat sain , l,v , .. . ttiwm- . I . . . . v... aud .reported the 1 mailer iuiiy uitnc rwiron I J lie Oranccy, courteous of any I. had seen upon the subject. 1 had at that tune reason to- believe that the goods Would be sent bv steam ers from liordeaux or Marseilles, and that was why the baron reported' the subject to his government, and they very promptly issued the circular warn i n u shin owners and insurance companies throughout France "The Raron Ho ftrtnmv will think, admit that I never endeavored in -any way to make profit-wit of my communication to him. and-. I believe that the prompt action which he and the minister in .Paris, took in the mat ter saved the Messageries Maritimes Company from the foss of one or more ships, fori was assured tbat goods were being prepared to be sent W the steamer of that company, either from Bordeaux or Marseilles anrL-4 advised their agent in London of the fact.. the next, decided information i re-- ceived was that goods were to be shipped from Bremen or Hamburg by the .steamers ot the JNorth (jrerman Lloyds, under similar conditions ; and I informed the agents oT that company in. Iondonj and also the first secretary and charge danaires.ot the (jrerman legation here. .My interviews- with those" gentlemen' were held in the month of April, 1873. I gave them tlH names ot one and afterward three persons said to-be eonnected with that intended shipment, and .am confident that if they had given the matter their attention the late disaster at Bremerhaycn would have been averted. New,yl must remind vou that I had not a staff of detecti vegat-m v . orders : neither had I what would ha'vtf'Becn more- useiui-a -secret service fund, at my disposal. Li was' obliged tp make tbe,hest of very crude material. No doubt some of it Was dross'Jabut in a subject ;of such grave importance thought it would be best to accept all and leave it to those most interested to do their respective duty and keep a' siarft lookout, . . . .. in the letter you inserted in the Times of the 17th of June, 1873, signed ' Ex-Yachtsman,' I told you I had 'dared to attack a desperate gang," and that I was sure it would only result in loss and bother, if not actual danger to myself. The ac tion of Thomas proves the nature of the men concerned. I will only -cite one fact to show the sort of acknowl edgment I obtained for my intentions. Home of those., diplmatic gentlemen' t me CrcdiL.of ;di.scovcryfor themselves. naa wrnei; oiioeavoriiig to ooiain ail decKted that they. would send a defect- ,ve w wan me. xnis man emmea .' : i 1 .. ...i r : ilj hwhiio iii tne iii-urj w licit; j. rtTIUt'd, an(i whcn i wlls out overhaulcd all my ron.. T tneic bo wao r..;ri. T know who sent him. But actions of that sort do not answer in England and it was a failure m this case a ko r do n..i Hm hi,.;.. l ,i,.i;.. t u. -..i...i u.. more than oiie"forciiL'ii rrorirfunent as a , . ? r- . . ', .. v ruin, mo irim.nT . . -,, i . rm i no. in,.,. . 50 the Spanish government for mmc months iu lH?3-4'arfhiiiit - tKe r,ikiu1 tbra ni.'tni aA :..:..i l..i.r nvi. :.. h m.,i.;,i jp. :; office to prove that the Carlist acent. Olaabal, offereil me ,(f&Q tJ-gei my-f service, ami 1 nan at mat time got into my Miwcsion qil-the arms iXhc'y bl.ll lllll. PI H. lJ tlll.fl,l IP 'll "llllrt 1 -Jl During my service ir.uu June, 1873, ..r:i a ..l.i 1071-' .i. r....i:. ,11.11 .1.1 1111 11V.111 IJ. U. J 1.111 . mini April, ion, tne (janists were never able t-ship a'sihgre" cun or cartridge out of England, but ever. since the' hitter date thejr -TiSVe sent otfJ cargoes as , fasny oniinajyniercnan disc. Ther Kpainsli Govenimenfe of that periml was perfectly satisfied with my success, but th'C Carlist war is a source ol such profit to man v-reiSfrs- 111 Mai I in I that it is not thought advisa ....... .: . ... .. ble to act too sLriiigenfcly, agauit,'thV: viiaii.1- .a.niui ill jv l-iiil:u iuiil I'lllglllllll, ....!.. mi.ll -.' I.' I...l I ' who are now ieruutted to do pretty much us they like. To prove lieynnd a shadow of a doubt tbat I knew thn nature ol the machine iied by Thomas, I may re mark that one the 18th of last month I obtained for the secretary of a foreign legation 111 l aris a I'aris a model of the-nm- chine in .question, and it was duly de livered to (hat gonllemau on the"l8th of November at Paris," . - t . S'kuknaijinii voung men may take some interest in Darwin's assertion that male gras.-hopers use their hind legs to liddle on the edge of their Willi's. and that the liest tiddler always wins he allectinns of the female first.' THE FAILURES OF 1875. Aalaierenae 0f9lll.lMMI.nmY iompnrH nllli Ibe'trnfiarr. ar of failures, during the year just closed, with comparisons of previous years' failures, has just lieen Issued. Tne following tables are of interest : .Number of failures in Tennessee for the years named : in - lfS Srt m 1. :. ft 1K74 PI 1ST5 13R Amount involved In Tennessee, f'ail tires lor-the tame period : 1K71 i Slj!,fOn 172.:: l.fas.mm lsr.; l,i:,no 1S74 ; 1,5S5,fl00 1875 1,IJI,S.1! Tolal failures In the United States : 1871 S5,2.t2,OI10 172 , l2i,nso,nm 187.1... S38,it,cmo '- 1S74..."...1..... ......4 lSfi,23!,K--'.' 1875 201,tMO&3 . It is claimed that though increased pressure fa Indicated by these figures, ft has not been as specially disastrous in any distinctive line of trade, ami allowing for the continued depression in trade generally, the proportion of failures Is not considered excessive. The number of ersons now reported in business In the United Htatcs is (53H, 000. Of this number 7,710 have failed during the. year, indicating a proportion of one in every eighty-two. The figures in the table from Califor nia, where business is done on a gold basis, indicate that one trader 111 foitv- twohas failed; while in Canada, with a low tariff, 1 most admirable banking ivsteni on a gold foundation and a light taxation, the figures are even more suggestive, the number .of fail ures having been one in every I went v-- eigbt. . ' . . come interesting conclusHlnsjnay be drawn J'rom the amount of liabilities fo be.chargcd to . jirofit and loss, aiidT the enect ;:fM " 1 reni.niii in trade. The liabilities orTlic? -r.rlCL who' failed in 1875 are'in round rtum bers 8200,(MK),000. From thisamou nt should lie deducted 10 per. cent. fu' advance on original cost of goods sold to these parties, leaving an apparent lock-up of $180,000,000. Estimating the average yield of failed estates to be iSh per cent, (under the opera tion of the new bankrupt law it will fall far short of that), the actual loss to capital account by tho failures of the year will stand atabout S12IMMH1, 000. This amount is equivalent to the value of one-halt ot the cotton crop, jmd fc more by. thirty, per cent, than rne entire yield oi an tne goui aim liver mines of the country. ling $ 120,000,000 of loss represents a profit at 10" per cent, en $1,21)0,000,000 of business. In this connection, it is remarked that the system of comprising indebt edness is open tw-'greflW abuse. The trade ot the south has been demoral ized by settlements with- parties un worthy ofT confidence, Vhrf, while able to impose on their creditors, under sell the honest merchants who give dollar for-dollar. An advantage to the - wholesale business comnumity, it is believed, would he the weeding out of these'u 11 worthy traders. Does- Drumming Pay ? The Boston Traveler insists that one great drawback to the dry goods trade of that city has been the .enormous ex penses incurred in conducting the busi ness, and it instances the following: At a recent meeting of the creditors of one of the largest dry' goods job bing houses in this city, the following expenses were reported : Routs, $1 7,- 000 ; salaries of salesmen, book-keepers, etc., $44,000; traveling expenses, $lo,- 000; ktotarof $76,000, or about ten per cent, ot the gross amount ot sales. It is from uch items as these, and-tbe personal expenses of members ot firms, that the' remarkable deficiencies come. and here;is where the relVm must set In the elder and mure pros.iierous dAys at' onrqomung.trade, tne partners. with rare exceptions, were the sates? men, and wnen a ciem nan proven , . . . . .. 1 himself capable and .useful he was given a subordinate position in iue firm. Now in 'our larger houses -each department has a head man, at il'iS ary. in some instances equal to mat of a cabinet minister, and with as many atteu.diints.4if his command; a miniature nabob in his way, while liit ll-paid and hard-worked underlings bear the-bunlen of.the labor. . There nrnexcpntions.it is true, bllt I hisl the ru n. One ot the irrealest frtl.-r that has lgrowh Wp"ii:;l:iM? Cieli? TvflEl large jKibllaegfhouscs. iijlh'oibjj-d; i torn ot gentling out orrumiefS5 . IV e have the tstimoiij; oineiye cern that undoes "not ray Tior never has paid, and the abolishing Of if ould be of immense benefit to the trade. A few more revelations.like the one we have alluded to must inevi tably result in a raJialtiferii.- j .- The Cruefties'f Fashion. Baroness BurdettCoutLs wrote as -fol- ows recently to an English farmers' club which was trying to put a stop to cruelty to trapjicd game and small . .1' . .cn'i.'..i.... ..1 1.1 L.. i puns-: - v 4.naLfiueii miuwiu ne cuargeu tb plucking the wings and ieathersof the most harmless -of Gist's creatures hile st-11 alive woidd seeur jncredilile . Sh& preseni duy- - binTns itJiniiearK the destination ot tln-se feathers- is for le aihH'rrriieuf ojf ladiCal attire, it is nearly time tlicsensc of Englishwomen were -quickened -biitho eiioriirity.ol' the crime. I have .already commiftit-atqil with many ot the leaders ol laslmni 111 this mm J.11 dn'-'s'lllKecf hu t syraathcl'tter--wliioii I had J'rom tat 1mjisl1 regret to learn mat, re- pngoantas is the present lashion, there still a gjjiuwug.'lemaiid lor 11. I'.ng-- ish ladies will therclbre incur a serious resiiusibilily and an unenviable repu tation lor heart lessness unless they dis erucrl a priMttiSu vtlfjchip attemlAl with so inui fi torture' to its miioccnt victims ns this is now shown to lie." Siiiihtitutb'fois I.kathki:. A suli- slila'lterlor', le"atKr, of 'English -"nianu- lacture, was displayed at. the recent maritime exhibition iu Paris, and re- ved with much favor. It was mni- Hised of a .layer, of cork between two ij'ers ot textile labric, the whole lc- ig gumliied with inilia-riililH'i- and eldeil together. Hm proci-ss by Inch It is niiiiiulactuieil is as follows: Thin sheets of cork are painted iiiinii side with two successive coals of i I ia-rii I 1 n r. Japanned cloth-canvas treated in ihe same manner, and hen dry ils gummed surfac. is ap plied tu that ol the toi k-slieets. 1 lie clean side of the cork is now treated with t wo coato of the india-rubber ; and a linen or cotton fabric, after subiection to tiie.8aihe prortsfi, !s lrti'l upon It, the coated surfaces coming together. 1 he compound sheet is then submitted to heavy- pressure between rollers, or under ti slarrijiel', or press, until it is in effect a simple siibsfrfncfi; having strength, durability and flexibility. Business Failures of tlie Period. One of Ihe most amusing places to visit in these times of business depres sion is a. " meeting of creditors" of one of (lie firms that have suspended pay ment; ' If you arc iiiie of Ihe creditors you have the honor of receiving an invita tion to attend the meeting. It is gen erally neatly printed, and hi it they request tlie pleasure of your comiany at such a day and hour, at their own lawyer's office. Perhaps yoii swear a little when you read it, which is naughty. If too good" to do that, you rwear men tally (hut I have heard some swear openly and -call the firm bad names), and at last you decide to accept the in vitation. On arriving at, the meeting you find a mixed assemblage, about half smok ing, and most of them in the best hu mor; but there are a few sour creditors who have old fogy notions of right and wrong. One of the creditor, perhaps only on paper,, jumps up and says: "I nominate Mr. Jones as chairman." If it is a " crooked " failure,, it is generally a friend of the 'firm. .The motion is seconded and carried. Secretary now mated, itiotiolT seconded and carried. Everythingis .."'carried " at -a vmeet- ng. A motion is nover negatived:1 Meeting organized, hats come off. ' Some one mo veS that a statement f liabilities and assets be read. State smen t generally reails something like this : "Liabilities itliout $80,900, stock on hand alxtut $1 2.0(H), present value $!),0(H), bills liad $000." Firm offer oil cents nt six; twelve and eighteen- monlhi!. Up jumps, one of the old fogy creditors and wishes-fo. ask Mr. Smith, one-of the firm, what he rfTeitct-by say ing to -bi'm a month' ago that. he bao-i $.ri0,00() stock and only owed $30,000. Mr.- Smith replies in a bland voice that the gentleman who last spoke must have misunderstood the tenor of his remarks at the time he mentions. Irate old creditor says he ''rather thinks he did not, and is ready to-gobrt the stand and swear to it. Up jumps another old fogy and " wishes to know how his Ixioks stood on Dec. 31." Mr. Smith replies that his books were not " balanced." Old fogy wants to know why they were not balanced. Mr. Smith replies "because they could not n-ake them balance." Laugh ter. Then Young America jumps up and says: .." He does not see that talking will mend the matter; time is valuable, and hecannot afford to lose any more of it at this meeting, as he has several more to attend to-dav. - TLUhter."l The firm no doubt, needed more capital to conduct their-business properly, and took fhis means to obtain it. . Laugh ter. No doubt it they settle with them on these-terms the firm could take a large store in a better location laughter and most of the creditors could sell them more gootls than they aid before; and get worse " bit - the next time. Laughter. Therefore I; move the offer be accepted." ' I he Chairman states that tne mo tion is. hejhre the meeting. Motion carried. Young America "I move we ad journ, .carried. Young. America "And 1 move an adjournment" to the .nearest restaurant to drink everybody s -health, the hrm included."- .Laughter. Vhe Standing Armies of" the. World, TheSiiumber of men at present main tained in'the standing armies ot .civil ized nations is mot less than 3,000-,000. All these are snatched away from iise- fid industries, and condemned to idle- iiess and a vicious lifewhilc the labor- 1ug people are taxed, for Iheir support and lor the costly .armaments they re- n-p-V - "...I .. V .i. JwrtKm l ne Hiiuiiai Hjnoiiiiii ni ine military atnf naval- bndgets ot fMirope is S.rriH.!m3.3(K) : the loss of labor in- vi lived by tha-watlKirawal-oftio many Jtnen-'from 'prfiductive "industry costs $bb0,84, ibO; and the interest olxap ital iji vested iiv Jiiilitary. and 'naval falihshiurnls . anmilrtt to SloJ.ZlMI.- nMHI... J his makes a totaloHnore than $J',W0,(MO,0OOlaken every ye"ar.from b&iQjroiile of " ChHstehdom for the4 maintcjiaiicpoi iiiiutaryesiamisnments. Biif thlsXs'.j'iot all ; li--ncarly.as many mnrt! nuyi. arc rerrnired to wait upon them in some form or other, and they, -tiiuliecfiihe cifhsftiniers of the world's supply of ftodv Tlie first effect of- this is rht-1Se -hifanjce of nearly All -Euro- ticlm' Stall's :'iriiciilflrr'sed. On the 'ri--i -r,- r' f . .-. -.... omcr nam 1, lei us lor a moment, sup iHi.se that, liy an understanding with the great iwiwersy-a disarming jn the propor- Uoirof one-halt was ellected. imme diately inore than 2,5K),000 men, from twenty to thirly-tivc years of age, con- stBulfiig.tlie Howerof the jiopulation of mat-age, are ' restored to the labors ot ieace, and at once an annual saving of $0 10,000,000 is ellected on the totality of Eurotiean budgets a sum which Avould-pay oil' in twenty years all the liiiiropcaiMiat tonal debts. The Virginia Earthquake.- The Tiiclimond - engineer of the James Kiver improvement, Mr. H. D. IV hitctimh., m.-iKesa curious statement cotw'crjiing- the earthquake on the 22d of December', denying that it produced iuy undulations, ui the surlace of the river, tie says--." 1 he United Mates rigineer in-charge'of the improvement has two registering tide-guages oiul at the Chesaieake and Ohio wharves, and be other at. I )ntch .iap. 1 hese guages how the height of tide at every 1110- inciit 111 the twenty-lour lioiLrs, and to 1 IVaction of an. inch. They register the waves made by passing Hteamers, even the smallest tug, and the height of such waves may lie ascertained. Neither "ot these guages showed the lightest disturbance oi" tlie water-level at or near the time of the shock or on that, night. The curve of tlifeliuotisas smooth ami uiiilormas it ever is bv day or uiidit. 1 may say remarkably so. Nevertheless, our machine's Ihhk almve I I. low this n liarf nas allected by tin lioidT.' A si noii.MAsTi-;i! said : " I am like hone ' I sliariien a mnnlier of bladi's. but wta'r myself out iji doing it," tie Weddas of Ceyion. At the present meeting of the A 11 thropological Iustrfite Sfl Interesting paper was read by B. F. Hartsh,,rne, Esq7, M. A.; on "The Weddas ol Ceylon," perhaps tile1 savages lowest in the scale of intelligence in tlie ffOifW. Some of these singular people two men and three women were exhibited fo the Fflure of Wales before leaving the island. The reillilrfflls of the Wed das occupy the eastern j.ortion of the island and are spread over an area of ninety, miles by liirty iu extent. They are divided into Jungle Weddas and the semi-civilized or Village Weddas, and it was to the habits of the former that the author of the paper hail more particularly directed his attention. Their nomadic habits make estimation of their numbers mere guess-work, but they were not supposed to exceed 380 in 1858. They have no sort of dwell ing, but pass their time roaming about in the opep .air, taking shelter irom storms under rocks and in hollow trees. Their food consists of honeyi lizards, monlieys, deer, and wild boars- -Their arms are the bow and arrow, and they are ass:sted in the chase by dogs, which are', their .'njy domesticated animals. They drink nothing but water.-wWch, however, is never used for ablution, they havingjin idea that washing would take" away their strength. They chew the bark of certain trees, but do not use 'tiibacoo in any shape. The tallest Weddas described were about five feet three inches, and the shortest four feet one inch ; but Mr. Hartshorne has seen one. a young male, apparently of eighteen, who stood five feet four and three-quarter, inenes. noiwunsiawwng their small size and slight physique the strength which they possess in the. arms, and especially in" the left arm,, is very remarkable. This is due to their constant use of f he bow, which is six feet long and pulls from forty-eight to fifty-six pounds, with an ifrrow- three feet-six inches in length. This is pulled to the head, and they dwell on their aim sometimes for a couple of minutes without the slightest tremor of the loft arm being perceptible. - On one occa sion the author saw a iveddas snoot a dog thirtv-five feet off', -the arrow pass- ing-through ntarlv the whole. length of the animal, entering the hind quarter and coming, out at the shoulder. . Their only other weajion h a -:iall ax. t ire 13 still occasionally produced by the fire-stick, which is made of the same wood as their arrows, which they obtain in exchange for hides and bees wax. 1 hotographs were exhibited to show their general appearance, and these brought out the most striking! characteristics, viz.: extreme shortness of the thumbs and sharply pointed elbows. Their countenances are abso lutely devoid of any expression of -hi telligence. and their utter neglect of their persons gave an air of extreme barbarism. The women wore neck laces and 'ornaments in their ears, for which- beads and empty cartridge-cases are employed. Their faces wear an expression of great unhappiness and they -sever laugh, all attempts -to in duce them to laugh utterly failing ; in deed the exhibition of laughter by another person produces unmistakable expressions of disgust. When asked why they do not laugh t hey reply "Why should we ? What is there to -laugh ae?" They have no words , to convey the idea of colors or numbers and they cannot count on their lingers. -jLne 01 -uie most - intelligent 01 . mr 1' .1 . - 1 1 1 : 1 .. i- . 1. men had utterly forgotten the names of bis father and niether, 'who were dead, and had great difficulty in recalling the name of his - wife, whom he haq seen only three" days' before. A Village Wedda, confined for the murder ot a person whonj jjethought had bewitched him, after three, months .attendance at School Had only' been able to learn nine letters and eicrhteen numliers They have jio idea of the soul or of a luture state,. and, though they speak ot a superior beur,-a.nan questioned ou this point did pot know whether it was at good or an evil, .being. - He was not afraid of it,-nor did he pray to it. When a death occurs the body is wrajfc pen.in a mde anil buried by the men, who digagrave with their hatchets and pointed stakes. No women are allowed to be present atthe interment. - Nothing is put'hvthe" grave nor is the spot ever revisited... An effering of food is made io the daa,. with the adjuration, " Ye dead-person, "lake- ye this food; - but the viaifds are then divided and con sumed hy those -present. They have no idea of stealing and polygamy and polyandry are-unknown.. 1 hough they marry their sisters,, they .-never marry tTiefldest sister, and .there is 110 nrnr- riage ceremony beyond a presentation- ofyfoqd to the pareruWot tke bride, who has no choice in the selection ot 4ier husband, fhe'-subjectioin of women being complete. H he eldest male Wedda is - regarded,? with patriarchal respect ; but all-otbers. are equal, caste being unknown. . ...Xery. little informa tion is to lie . derived from- their lan guage ' except -mat it seems 10 oe agreed among phylologists that, it is the only savage-language' which is-of unmistakable Aryan origin. rlAmdon Standard. Boy Heroism -on the" Training-Ship. The burning of the British school- ship Gliath had this good effect: that it served to show the excellence of the system by which the boys (all of them mere children and gathered from the very slums of cities) have been trained. " No sooner was the tire-bell rung than every boy was at his place," says a Ijoii don journal, "and-froni first to last the order was as perfect as if the little work house lads had been drilled troops."' Many instances of heroism arc cited.- There was a barge moored close to the hip, and a number of the striplings, mostly between seven and ten years of age, had made goon ineir cscae to her. 1 he flames were blowing toward them fiercely, and some twenty or more i of thp children, terrified by the heat and almost choked by t he dense smoke, wanted to push oil lor shore, but one of their mnnlier, a ictty officer imnied fully itolton, a mere child nimsell, checked the mutiny and held the great craft to her mooring until all who came over that, side of the vessel had got safely into her. dipt. Hoiirchier savs (hat the quiet, -resolute bravery of this little fellow was the means ot saving more than-a hundred lives that would otherwise- have certainly iiccn lost. Another lad named Moulin;:, but aptly known among his companionsas "('apt. IV ebb, swam almut ill the cold ualer like a great Newfoundland dog, picking p the feeble stragglers and helping lieln Into Shallow water. Allot tin jumped over the ship's side a heightl of thirty-fiye feet into the water. He struck a piece of timber mid disfigured bis face so fearfully that the captain could not recognize .him. The lad, however, being asked how he came by his injuries, replied, with thp usual sa lute, that he had " a whack on the bead," and so went on helping his com panion out of the water. .V. V. Etviv ing I'od. Some of Foote's Jes'ts. A writer in Temple Bar, who . has retold the story of the life of Foote, a comic actor of Garriek's time, gives the following anecdotes in illustration of the wag's character and wit: "Well, Foote, here I am, ready, as usual, to swallow all your good things, said the Dilke bf. Cumberland one night in the greenroom ef the Hay markcJt. . "Really, your royal highness must have an excellent digestion," replied the wit, . " for ;you never bring any'up again. A Scotch peer, notoriously thrifty served - his wine in very small glasses; and descanted eloquently on, its age and excellence. " It is very little pf its age," observed Foote. ' Sometimes this humor amounted ' to insolence, as, for instance, after dining at a noblefiian's house, not to his satisfactioii.'and, find ing the servants, ranged in the hall when he was,, departing, he inquired for tbe cook and butl.er;'and, upon their stepping forward,' said to- the first, " Here's half-a crown for my eating;" and to the other, "Here's five shillings for my wine ; but, by , I never had so had a dinner for the money in my life.'' Dining with Lord Townsend after a duel, he suggested that his lord ship might have got rid of his antag onist in a more deadly way. "How?" inquired his host. "By inviting him to a dinner like this, aud poisoning him," was the reply. The duke of Norfolk,, who was rnther too fond of the bottle, asked him in what new character lie should go to a masquerade. ' " Go sober," answered Foote. Being taken into White's one day, a nobleman remarked to him that his. handkerchief was hanging out f his pocket. "Thank you, my lord," be. replied", " thank you; you know the company better than I do." . ' A rieh.-contractor was holding forth u sin the instability of the world. ."Can you account for it, sir?" he askeii, turning to Finite. ' Well, not ?-v clearly," ho respond ed; " unless we supja. it was built by contract." . - ; " Why are you forever hunr.. that air?" he asked of a gentleman who had no idea of tinie. " Because it haunts me." " No wonder, for you are forever murdering it." Garrick, of whose great lame ne was undoubtedly envious, was a constant butt for his sarcasms ; and yet Garrick, whether from fear or friendship it would be difficult to determine, did him many kindnesses. ' Garriek's notorious meanness, however, furnished him with many a witticism. At one of Foote's dinner-parties an announcement was made of the arrival of Mr. Garriek's servants. "Oh, let them wait," he re plied to his footman, " but be sure you lock up the pantry ! " One day a gen tleman, while conversing with Foote, was speaking of Garrick having re flected upon some person's parsimony, and ending by observing : "Why did he not take the beam out of his own : eye before attacking the mote in other people's?" "Because." retorted Foote, "he is Jiot sHre of.selling the timber." - "Where on earth can it be gone? said Foote, when Garrick dropped a guinea at the Bedford one night, and was -searching for it in vain. " To- the devil; I think," answered the actor, irritably.' - - '""Let you alone, DavidT for making a 'guinea go farther than any one else, wasthe reply. . 1 - r' ' i ' V ' . The Origin of the Diamond. Some "philof-ojhers have supposed that diamonds are, in all probability, a . , . ! l' - 1 cosmic product cnips 01 original creation, so to speak which the earth has picked up- in the course of her travels through space in short, nhev are of meteoric origin. To the popular mind -there must be something plausible in the' suggestion. ' Indeed, what could lie more plausible to those whose- knowledge ' of "the 'diamond is embraced by the'onc. word carbon and whose acquaintance wim 11, is .lim ited to some little familiarity'with the appearance of the cut gem? How pure,7 how hard, how brilliant ! W hat fitter 'product could there be of the heavenly spaces? But facts are earthly and very stubborn prone ever to take the shine out of splendid theories. It is true that the diamond is a puzzle even to chemists; that the mode of its forma tion is a mystery: even its place 111 the order of nature is "a matter of doubt. Like amber, it is found among miner als. - Amber is known to bo a vegetable product; and the diamond is thought by some to show strong cridcncc of a similar origin.' A.- surely as Hies in amber pro've-'the presence of animal life 'during some stage 111 tne lorma tion of that singular sulistance, the' vegetable organisms found iu diamonds are proof that these gems were formed amid surroundings not consistent with the presence of vegetation, ixrlians in water a supiiosition that finds support not only iu the fact of their inclusion of organic matter, but still more in the presence of dendrites, such as form on minerals of aquatic origin. Crystals ol gold, iron, and other materials, have also been found inside of diamonds. Still other diamonds are superficially impressed- by sand and crystals .which leads some to believe them to-Jiave been -originally soft, But it is quite as probable that these foreign substances may have in terfered in some wav -with a iierfect levelopment of (lie- diamond crystals. forcing them to grow around or partly iroutul the olislruclions. Though supremely beautiful iu ils best estate, Hie diamond appears 10 lie put an earthly product after all; subject, like every thing else even theories to 1 11 it lily 1111 pi'iiect ions. I here maybe a diamond factory up in the sky some where, but the evidence of it is not strong. MY son," aid a stern parent to a hoiM'I'ul, "1 must dis- seven-year-oiil ciplmc you your teacher says that worst imy iu school, oidv vesti'i-dav she said vou arc 111 Well, papa I was just like liithei was the reply PARAGRAPHS OF THE. PERIOD. A Readino, Pa!, girl has knit a pair of stockings from her own hair. Isn't that a pretty thin yarn ? It is said that the new senator from Iowa first -drew the public heart to himself by wearing a red shirt at a dinner party. A tiiRii of San Luis, Mexico, strug gled with a burglar and assaulter for three hours, at the end of which time she killed him. . The small boy is ipiw saving his pennies in order to purehiise a horrible caricature valentine to n nd to his big brother's best girl. The lady who fell b-- k on her dig nity came near breakin - it; and the man who ceuldu't stand it has taken a seat, and is now quite comfortable. On hearing of the petrified girl in an Arkansas cave, Jones, an elderly bachelor, feels assured that that must be the girl that jilted hiin when he was 'a boy. ' -" i " A yown lady at Richmond, Indi ana, went to the river seven times one dav to commit suicide, and then went home and cried because she couldn't be a heroine. Oni,y such persons aseat exclusively with a fork were allowed space in the Chicago papers for the announcement of their New Year's receptions. The spread of boarding-house manners in the West is fast doing a great work tor Chicago. The Lord Mayor ef London declares that a great deal of improper accentu ation is derived from the stage. Well, perhaps 'that is so. For many years actors and actresses have labored to convince us -that h-u-r-e-t-i-n-g is pro nounced '"Va'-i-M-t-i-n-g," and g-i-r-I spells "geairl." . - Apropop. of . the centennial year the XT V....1, 'r. :K.i,, ni.lilishpa a lint nf iitn a in i . i i ... ii v. j ' one hundred and nine persons now liviug in that state who are' oVerohe hundred years of age, compiled from the returns of the recent census. It is a singular fact that nearly half the number are natives of Irelaiyi. " Children," said a country minis ter, addressing a Sunday-schol, " why are we like, flowers? - What" dq we have that flowers have ?" And a small lx'iy iu the infant class, whose breath smelled .of vermifuge, rose up and made, reply, a-Wprms." The minister crept... under the .pulpit chair to hide his emotisU. . A Cn in am an at Tru'ckee, (California, being detected the'.other-day in an at- tehi)t to steal a piece or riibner-nose, was K IC Ktmrouim inryunm l 7 "J the irate owner, aYrtTafter he had thor oughly exhausted himself and worn out the seat of the Celestial's pantaloons. John calmly propounded the following question : " Yon no likee lendum ?" " 'I'eAijs to me ynu've'-got pujtty. slim fire," Mirandy,?said a spindling youth the other night as he sat in the "front of the fireplace by the side9f a -buxom young lady who hail no earthly use for him. " l es, she said, as she wickedly looked at the floor behind him, " it's about all you and the fire. . can do between yo.u to get. up a re spectable shadow." . She stood in the hall with him, her rounded cheek leaving a deposit of pearl powder on his' 'coat, and her taper fingers toying with his collar. Presently she lifted one of the lapels and there was a neat gold badge en amelled : " I am already married." She looked at him earnestly for a moment, then threw the door open wide, and said " Go !" From the census of 1872, it appears that the agricultural population of France, including men, women, child ren and domestics, numbered 18,513, 325. Prior to the revolution of 1789 two-thirds of the landed property of the country was in the hands of nobles and ecclesiastic?: In 1854 the number of land-owners was 7,846,000 or 1 m 5 of the population. From 1845 to 1872 the proportion of total fonciere continued to enlarge, the number be ing 10,083,731 in 1845, and 13,863 893 in 1874. A Philadelphia milliner appren tice went to visit her mother in the country last Sunday, and when that worthy matron beheld her chH4. she exclaimed: "Isabel .Marie Stephens, what on airth do you mean coming' out in broad daylight with your gown all knjummuxed up in a heap behind ye and all bound up that way in front of ye ? A ml hain't ye got no stockings all of one. color, that ye haf to wear them zebra-colored things? Tno"gh ye was going to be a millinar. Sh d think ye'd married a harber. and was Flaying up sign-board for hiin. Did ever think one of my irls would come to this !" Snow from the Mountains. The Virginia (Nev.) Knterprise of Dee. :;0 has the. foUowinfi-coiicerning -one of its jiecuiiarilies, arising from the snow on Mount Iavil-on :. Strang ers sojourning in this city during the winter are surprised to see the air full . of snow when the sky is'clearin every direction.- They seem to,witness the phenomenon of snow falling from the heavens. They presently discover that tho mysterious snow comes fro.m the peak of Mount Davidson, which rines high nlwve the town on the west. The prevailing winds are from the west, an.r these, -when they are above the strength of a breeze, catch up the snow on the top andsides if Ihe moun- tain, and wafting'-it along presently allow it to silt down over the town. Last night, although but a moderate breeee was ahroad, there were times when for an hour the aif was filled with line particles. . of snowy which floated al-ut so airily that they were easily "mistaken' for Me nerdte of '. IV, .s't. When a heavv-gaTe is TiliVJrtiig after a recent fall of'owlsso'ing of the flakes is seen on a grand scale. Groat whirlwinds form and ai?e play ing about in the eddy under the. lee of Ihe mountain, In id the snow gathered and carried aloft is i.rescutly hurled down iixin the town and whirled through tho streets in blinding showers. Thus at limes when Ihe sky is perfect ly clear more snow may lie seeu in the town I ban is often seen' to fall directly from tlie clouds-even during the henvi-c-t of si -rins. When snow is both falling from Ihe .heavens and binn ing from Ihe I mtains. it is then (lint have wil.l and uiieoiiifiirtable weallier; ili-thoii that vou can reach out into t ic air and pick up snow ny me iiaun fills as ii is passing bv. These falls of u be called aerial avalanches.