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MUSIRI ITEEY WRNRMMY, --AT LAKE CHARLES, . . LOUISIANA. the week The practice of presenting Jews.froro serving uponjuries before which accnsed jews are to be tried, is exhibited almost daily in New York courts. So «ay* the Jewish Memenger. The Sun says there must be an end to this sort of thing. It is an unjust discrimination against peo ple of a certain race and faith. Wood is more durable than iron. In 1868 an auger was dropped in the bay at Belfast, Victoria, by one of the workmen employed on the jetty. Last Ubristmas the tool was picked up on the beach Bear the mouth of the Moyne. The iron auger was incrusted with rust, sand, etc., and the iron partly destroyed, but the wooden bandle (black wood) was perfectly round : _ The Prince of Wales has now killed a tiger in India. Taking his stand at an upper window of a house surrounded by a lofty wall, the prince waited till the dreadful animal waa driven up within range, when he turned loose both Ur iels of his gun, and the tiger tumbled over. The frightful dangers to which the heir to the crown thus exposes him self are enough to make the hair of the British lion stand up and turn gray. Hereafter, when princes, lords mid the like come to this free country to hunt the wild buffalo, they must get congres sional permit. The house has passed a hill prohibiting the killing of female buffaloes at all, and of males except for market or immedidate use. Thousands of these animals are killed annually just for fun, and there is danger of the breed becoming extinct. The clause imposing a penalty reads: "Any white man who shall," etc. It is affirmed that the In diana, to Jwhom the buffaloes naturally belong, never wantonlv destroy them. 8a M Cox moves that a committee of congress be appointed to ascertain if there is a science of money. No committee necessary. The science of money has already been stated in an apothegm: " Work like the devil and don't spend a cent." Micawber had it, too: "An nual income, twenty pounds; annual expenditure, nineteen, nineteen six re sult, happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six—result, misery. The blossom is blighted, the leaf is with ered, the god of day is in darkness—in short, you are floored. As I am." Admirai. Sunns characterizes the Japanese as the Yankee» of Asia. Cer tainly the notion so generally entertained a few years ago, that they were very similar to the Chinese, has been dissi pated on better acquaintance. While the celestial resists every advance* of strangers, the children of the tycoon welcome all innovations. Recently the government has adopted a singular but effective method for extending a knowl edge of the Arabic numerals with their English names; they are printed in tab ular form on cloth, which is sold at a low price to the peasantry. I* remuent (i ikarms, one of the French judges, says of divorce: " lxmg experience on the bench has convinced me that the vast majority of persons who sue for judicial reparation were not fitted for wedded life. They never fail to urge that they were mistaken in their choice, and that if they had been joined to anybody else but the person from whom they seek to be separated they might have been happy. This may be true \p some few caws, but generally •peaking there is at least one of the par tie* to every suit whore temper is wholly intractable, and I do not see what would be gained by allowing this party to go and marry again and make a second home as wretched as he or ahe has made the first." _ A recent Ixradon paper sayi : There was another consignment of American meat in the marketon Monday morning; the quantity waa not less than 70 tons, and was rent up from Liverpool Saturday night The beef la just as good in every reapect as that previously reported on, and it is evident that the salesmen in the market are finding the meat my, for in romo instances they are careful to ticket the meat as " killed in America." The cargo Included about seventy sheep, which were nil right aa to rendition and sold readily, but were scarcely fat enough for the English market. This fault the con signors my they will remedy in the next lo - . It ia reported from Liverpool that this trade in fresh meat from the United .states is assuming considerable propor oa. HT-ASn-BY. Wfaat will » mstttr, by-snd-hy * Whether my path below wss hrlgbt. Whether It wound through dark or light, Undsr a grsy or uoldrn *ky, When I look hue! on It, by-end-by? What will It mailer. hy-snd-l.y, Whether, unheiped, I tolled alone, Bathing my loot egalnut a atone. Miming «he charge of the angel ulgh, Bidding me think of the ny-end-hy ? Whet win II matter, by-end-by, Whether with dancing Joy 1 went Down through the year* with a gay content, Never beUerlng-ney, not I ; ■r.»,,* won 1,1 he awootcr bv-emt-by I What will It matter, hy-end-br, Whether with cheek to cheek I're lain Cloaehy the pallid angel, Pain. Soothing rayaelf through «ob and algh, •• All wlU be elaewlac. by-end-by !' What will II matter?—Naught, If I Only am eure the way I've trod, Gloomy or gladdened, lead» to God, Qu«*tloninft not of the now, the w hjr, If I but reach Hin. bjr-and-by. MURDER TRIALS. The Importuner Attached to Clrenm rtantlal Ketdenee. The murder of Madame Pauw in France, about ten years ago, shows how a conspicuous and powerful motive, in the absence of other conclusive evidence, sometimes puts justice successfully upon the track of the criminal. Madame Pauw was a widow with three children, who had an intimate friend in the Count de la Pommerais. This titled personage was in need of money, and he had a head for scheming. He planned a fraud upon eight insurance companies, and persuaded the poor widow to become his instru ment in it. Her life was to be insured ; she was then to feign dangerous illness ; and, while lying apparently in a serious strait, the insurance companies were to be persuaded to change the life-policies into annuities. The count advanced the premiums; the policies were made out, transferable by indorsement. Madame Pauw was then induced to indorse them to him, and also to make a will out in his favor. The next thing was for the widow to pretend to fall ill, which she did; but, instead of the policies being transformed into annuities, the poor lady died ! It was a grave blunder of the count to tell the doctor, when he came in, that Madame Pauw had fallen down stairs ; for not only was this denied by abundant testimony, but the post-mor tem examination betrayed the presence of poison as the cause of her death. At once thereafter the Count de la Pomme rais came into possession of the half mil lion francs which accrued under the poli cies and the will. Here occurred a sin gular incident in the trial. It is clear that, it the count had intended the fraud in earnest when he proposed it to Mad ame Pauw, and really designed to obtain for her an annuity by its means, thus securing to himself a life income, he could have had no serious motive for killing her. And this was actually his defense against the charge of murder. He declared, and tried to prove, that he really meant to carry out the fraud, and that Madame Pauw's death was a catas trophe and an accident. Thus in trying to clear himself of the grave crime, he coolly confessed the lesser. But the proof contradictory of his case was too clear ; he was convicted and duly exe cuted. It has been said that a very important link in the chain of circumstantial evi dence is that of opportunity. To show want of opportunity, that is, an alibi, is an absolute answer to the strongest in dictments, and produces a fatal flaw in the chain. Opportunity to commit the crime must bo either proved outright or inferred by the most conclusive presump tion. There never was a more striking case illustrative of this than that of the young Scottish girl Madeleine Smith, whose trial at Glasgow may easily be re membered by many readers. It maybe said that the trial was one of the most interesting in British judicial annals. Madeleine Smith had engaged herself to a young Frenchman named L'Angelier. It waa clearly proved that site had tired ot him, and waa anxious to disentangle herself from the connection. But L'Angelier clung to her, and refused to |be rebuffed. There ia no doubt that on several occasions, just previous to his visita, she bad purchased poison ; or that, always after these visits, he waa seised with severe illness. On the seventeenth of March Madeleine returned to her house in Glasgow, after a brief visit to some friends. The next day she pur chased seme arsenic, " to kill rata with," as she said. The arsenic bought, the next thing she did was to write to L'Angelier, inviting him to tea on the cvcnihg of the nineteenth. He happened to be out of town, and did not, therefore, get the note until it was too late to accept the invita tion. She wrote again on tho twenty first, urging him to come the next even ing, and saying: " I waited and waited for you, but you came not. 1 shall wait again to-morrow night, same time and arrangement." This note L'Angelier re ceived. Ho far the proof was clear. It was also in evidence that he started from his lodgings in excellent health on the Sunday evening, and that he sauntered in the direction of Madeleine's house; this was at nine o'clock. Twenty min utes later, he called on a friend who lived but a short distance from her residence. Here the evidence utterly failed, and left a blank for four hours and a half At two in the morning, L'Angelier was found at his own door writhing and speechless; and in a few hours he was dead. The autopsy betrayed a large quantity of arsenic in his body. But between twenty minutes past nine and two, no human being could depose to having laid eyes on him. Madeleine herself denied that she saw him at all that night; nor was the slightest proof forthcoming that she did. She was put on the trial for the murder of L'Angelier; and, although her desire to get rid of him—that is, a motive; her purchase of arsenic—that is, possession of an instru ment similar to that which was found to have been fatal ; and her notes of invitation—that is, a fact from which a strong probability of a meeting between them that night was established—were fully proved, the absence of all proof of actual opportunity to commit the deed availed to save the prisoner's life. She said, in effect : " I was at my house, and can prove it ; he was not there, for I defy you to prove it ; therefore I have an alibi." The Scottish verdict of "not proven" set her free, but did not clear her of the stain of deep suspicion. The story of the Danish pastor, Soren Quist, is one of the most touchingly tragic in judicial records ; and once more exemplifies Taul Feval's complaint that justice is sometimes too quick to seize upon appearances, and neglect the sup position of fabricated evidence. Soren was a clergyman of middle age, settled over a small, primitive parish in Jut land. Pure and irreproachable in char acter, genial, generous, and devout, he was cursed with a fiery and ungovern able temper ; yet he was universally re vered, and varied his pastoral cares, as is not unfrequent in Scandinavian coun tries, by cultivating a modest farm. He had a daughter, gentle and comely. A farmer in a neighboring village, one Morten Bruns, well off but of bad repu tation, sought this daughter in marriage, but was rejected both by her and by the pastor. Soon after a brother of his, Niels Bruns, entered the pastor's service as a farm hand. Niels was lazy, impudent, and quarrelsome, and frequent alterca tions occurred between him and his mas ter. One day Soren found the man idling in the garden. A quarrel ensued, when the pastor, his hot temper getting the better of him, struck Niels several times with a spade, saying : " I will beat thee, dog, until thou liest dead at my feet!" The man then jumped up and ran off into the woods, and was not seen again. The rejected suitor, Morten, after his brother had thus mysteriously disap peared, boldly charged the pastor with the crime, and offered to produce con vincing proofs of the fact. Soren was theAfore arraigned, when the following evidence was arrayed against him. A man testified that, on tho night after the quarrel, he saw the parson, in his green dressing-gown and white night-cap, dig ging hard in the garden. It was also proved that, search having been made in the garden, a body had been unearth ed, undoubtedly that of Niels, with his clothes and earrings upon it. A servant girl testified not only to having heard Soren repeatedly threaten to kill Niels, but to having seen the parson go out into the garden on the fatal night, in his green dressing-gown and night-cap. Still stronger evidence was produced to the effect that the parson had been seen, in Ids green dressing-gown and night-cap, carrying a heavy sack from the wood near by into the garden. The chain of •vidence was apparently complete against Soren ; and the poor parson now sealed his own fate by declaring that he be lie veil he had killed Niels, though un consciously. He stated that he was wont to talk in his sleep. He had found texts, written sermons and visited his church in a state of somnambulism. He must, therefore, have found the man dead in the wood while thus unconscious, and have buried him while in this condition. To be brief, Sorcn was found guilty and executed. Twenty years after, Niels Bruns turned up again, alive and well, grown now old and gray. Ho recounted how his brother Morten (now dead) had concocted a plot to fasten the crime of murder on the pastor, in revenge for the rejection of his suit. A body had been disinterred and dressed in Niels' clothes; the dressing gown and night-cap bad been abstracted, used as we have seen,and replaced; Mor ten, dressed in them, had brought the corpse in the sack, and buried it in Ute g arden ; and then, his plot carried out, e had given Niels a purse and bid him begone, and not to return, or his life should answer for it. Niels had kept out of the way till Morten's death, anu had now return«! with this terrible tale. * OPENING CEREMONIES. The Centennial Day, The ceremonies at the opening of the Centennial exhibition are pretty nearly determined upon. Th« president of the United States, attended by the heads of departments, distinguished guests, repre sentatives of foreign governments, judges of the supreme court, members of the senate and the house of representatives, representatives of the several states and territories, the Centennial commissioners and foreign commissioners—all these will participate. . But the most stupendous lime win be had on the Fourth of July. Accord ing to the written assurance of a gentle man concerned in the preparations, the ceremonies on that day "will be of a grander, more imposing character than those which have attended any event of modern times, either in Europe or Amer ica." They will consist in part of a mu sical performance, the assemblage of the military and civic organizations of the country and the unveiling of appropriate statues. The morning will be announced from the old state house by the great bell of peace, the gift of a citizen of Philadel phia for the occasion. The bell, now casting, will weigh 13,000 pounds, and is inscribed with the words: "Proclaim liberty throughout all the land, and to the inhabitants thereof. Glory to God in the highest! Peace on earth, and good will to men." The musical performance will be di rected by Theodore Thomas. The mili tary display will be superintended by a high officer of the general government. The Philadelphia park commission has furnished free camping ground for a por tion of the volunteers to be assembled from different • sections of the Union. Barracks will be erected, furnishing cheap and comfortable lodgment for soldiers. Already official notification has been re ceived of the attendance of more than 18,000 equipped men. Wm. JM. Evarts will deliver the Fourth of July oration, and the Decla ration of Independence will be read by Richard Henry Lee. The Postoffices. —A committee of congress is at present engaged in in vesi cating postal affairs with a view to re trenchment in expenditures in the post office department. Among other plans, it is proposed to cut down the salaries of very many of the postmasters, grading them according to the receipts of each office. This plan will at the same time increase the salaries now paid in several cities. The following list of twenty-one principal cities, being all at which the gross receipts of money last year equaled or exceeded $100,000, gives a fair idea how salaries would be graded if the new principle becomes a law, each of them now getting the $4,000 salary : OFFICE. Gross Receipts. Albany.............. .......$ 131,935 76 Baltimore........... ....... 335,171 82 Boston................ ...... 951,284 06 Brooklyn........... ....... 168,886 36 Buffalo............... ....... 145,090 10 Chicago.............. ....... 903,209 98 Cincinnati.......... ....... 399,950 22 Cleveland........... ...... 181,328 52 Detroit.............. ....... 185,209 94 Indianapolis....... ....... 135,464 30 Louisville........... ....... 151,915 50 Milwaukee.......... ....... 136,099 37 New Orleans....... ....... 201,474 15 New York.......... ....... 2,978,678 31 Philadelphia....... ....... 966,873 22 Pittsburg........... Providence......... ....... 121,773 0-4 Kochester .......... ....... 118,338 10 St. Louis............ ........ 446,603 14 San Francisco.... Washibgton....... Salary. $3,400 4,200 0,300 3.500 3.500 0,100 4.500 3.600 3.600 3.400 3.500 3.500 3.700 3.500 0,400 '3,800 3.400 3,300 4.700 4.600 3.500 Benefit of Walking. —Every muscle in the body is greatly and uniformly brought into action by the swing of the legs and the arms, and, consequently, of the trunk in a vertical direction. The undulations made by the head, chest and abdomen, in a vertical plane, are thus not only according to Hogarth's line of beauty, but also in that tending to perfect health. Every internal organ is gently stimulated to more robust ao tion. Never, in a common walk, does a person breathe twice the same air, be cause ho is constantly changing his posi tion. This fact alone is of incalculable advantage. Home writers contend that the breathing of air once partially used is one of the most fertile causes of con sumption. The most favorable time for walking is about mid-day in tho winter, and in the morning and toward evening in the summer. .. The bond required by the govern ment from the centennial commission for the fuithftil disbursement of the $1,500, 000 will probably be signed by 100 citi zens of Philadelphia, representing at least $100,000,000. Sixty signatures have alrea dy been secured. .. Another new asteroid ! Well,there's no eud to tho discoveries man can make if lie prefers to sit in a cold tower all night to snugging under three quilts and resting his feet against a hot soap stone. GRAVE A Ad GAY. There is no special style of engraving for engagement rings. A spider's web,, with a fly in it, is a very pretty device. ..Tt has just been discovered that it isn't whisky that kills. When a man's teeth strikes a tumbler there is friction, and friction jars his nerves and wears him out. The Rothschilds could give eighty five dollars to every man, woman and - child in the country. There, now, don't get excited ; it isn't certain they will do it. . .Women are turning their jittenUon to the insurance agency business. Af ter this there is nothing left for their en ergy to cut its teeth on but peddling lightning-rods. .. A Child's Grave.— A little mound with chipped headstone, The grass—ah me! — uncut about the sward, Summer by summer left alone, With one white lily keeping watch aud ward. .. The owner of a pair of black eyes assures us that tbe prettiest compliment she ever recieved came from a child of four years. The little fellow, after look ing at her for a moment, inquired naively, " Are your eyes uew ones ?" .. " Bridget," said O'Mulligan to his wife, " it's a cow Id ye have. A drop of the crathur 'ud do you no harrumJ " Och hone," said Biddy, " I've taken the pledge; but ye can mix me a drink Jemmy, and force me to swally it." .. There is to be no shortening put into coat tails this spring, and pants will be baggier than ever, to accomodate those gentlemen whose legs are built on the stilt plan. Dog-eared collars, cut so as to show the binding of tbe undershirt, will be popular. .. When the Memphians sent word to the country that "poetry" would be re presented in their Mardi Grass proces sion, and the newspapers came back with the word "poetry' changed to "pov erty," they were slightly and justifiably irritated. .. " I have my own 'pinion on zis tariff question," remarked a seedy looking individual on State street last evening. " Wliat is your opinion?" asked a gen tleman standing near by. " My pinion, zur," replied the man, "is zat every feller's got his own right (hie) to go on a. tariff 'e wants to." .. The scholars in a Chinese school never put bent pins on each others' seat. They are not civilized enough for that ; but when one of them shuts the lid ot his desk down on the pig-tail of the boy next to him, the owner of the queue in dulges in some frightful tea-box language when he attempts to rise from his seat. .. In Indiana is a public singer whose name is Jane Juliette Isalinâ Araminta Musadora Peeks. How that name will look on a tombstone ! And how would any poet laureate celebrate the demise of those five English children, of whom the first was Imprimas, the second Finis, and the others Appendix, Addendum, and Erratum? .. A young minister, somewhat dis tinguished for self-conceit, having failed disastrously before a crowded audience, was thus addressed by an aged brother: " If you had gone into that pulpit feel ing as you now do coming out of that pulpit, you would have felt, on coming oht of that pulpit, as you did when you went up into that pulpit." .. Tell Her So.— " O my bonnie, brown bird, in my sweet, lit tle nest, Why silent and sad, with no laughter and song ? Of all the dear birdies I love thee the best. And know that thy love is as tender and strong." A ripple, a trill, and a gay little strain, With fresh ruffled plumage to make her more fair, " If ever you ask me such questions again, Look into your heart, for the answer is there." " You love me, yet tell me so seldom yöu c of My heart gets to doubting and sadder 1 grow ; The joy that it gives me if once you but knew, 1 think you would always keep telling me ' so." ..The best wine has its lees. All men's faults are not written on their foreheads, and it's quite as well they are not, for hats would need wide brims ; yet as sure as eggs are eggs, faults of some sort nestle in every man's bosom. There's no telling when a man's sins may show themselves, for hares pop out of a ditch just when you are not looking for them. .. When a man acknowledges himself in the wrong there is nothing more to be said. The politeness of the average Nevada editor is delightful. Thus did he of the Humboldt Register acknowl edge himself a liar : " The ex-publisher of this paper hereby acknowledges him self a caused liar, knave and horse-thief, and ought to go west for publishing that scurrilous and lying article about the editor of the Register yesterday. A black eye and a bloody nose convinces us that wo did wrong. Old in me bus iness is our only excuse. H. A. Waldo."