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EMOCRAT. I G. GOULD, Publisher. Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General News. Two Dollars per Annum, in Advance, VOL. V.-NO. 37. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 268. Di WW TTTll Drifting. BY THOMAS BUCHANAN READ. My soul to-day is far away Sailing the Vesuvius Bay : M r winged boat, a bird afloat. Swims round the purple psaks remote : Bound purple peaks it sails, and seoks Ulna inletji and their ervstAl ci-neks. Where high reeks throw, through doops below. a uupucaiea Koiaen glow. For. vague, and dim the mountains swim; While on Vesuvius' mistv brim. With outstretched hands, the gray smoke stands u eriooKing the volcanic lands. Here Ischia smiles o'er liquid miles: And yonder, bluest of the isles. Cairn Capri waits, her sapphire gates Beguiling to her bright estates. I heed not if my rippling skiff Float swift or alow from cliff to eliif : With dreamful eyes my spirit lies Under the walla of Paradise. Older the walls where swells and falls The Bay's deep breast at intervals At peace I lie. blown softly by. . . A cleud upon this liquid sky. The day, so mild, is heaven's own ohild, M ith earth and ocean reconciled The airs I feel around me steal Are murmuring to the murmuring keel. Over the rail my hand I trail ' Within the Bhadow of the sail. - -A joy intense, the cooling sense Glides down my drowsy indolence. Her children, hid the cliffs amid. Are gamboling with the gamboling kid ; Or down the walls, with tipsy calls. Laugh on the rocks like waterfalls. The fisher's ohild. with tresses wild. Unto the smooth, bright sand beguiled. With glowing lips sinks as she skips. Or saxes at the far off ships. Ton deep bark goes where Traffic blows From lands of sun to lands of snowB : This happier oner its course is run From lands of snow to lands of sun. O happy ship, to rise and dip. With the blue crystal at your lipt , O, happy orew. my heart with you : Sails,' and sails, and sings anew 1 No more, no more the worldly shore Upbraids me with its loud uproar I With dreamful eyes my spirit lies Under the walls of Paradise I THE AMATEUR BEGGAR. " Lost anything, Bobs ?" I started, as though a dozen of Prof. Tyndall's electric batteries had been discharged through me simultaneously, and confronted a specimen, of the pur est water, of the Celtic race. He was gracefully indulging in the unenviable luxury of a short clay pipe, as he leaned his elbow on the gateway of the family pig-stye. No, I bad lost nothing , and yet I felt very much like a detected thief as I nervously replied in the nega tive to the inquiry of the squatter lord of the rocky domain on whose premises I was trespassing. - " I thought you was a lookin for euthin," rejoined the Irish self-appointed-lord of. the manor. Looking for something I I had been prowling in search of something for nearly two hours among the Bhanties, the children, the goats, the cows and the dirty ducks and geese which seem to love to congregate around the bound aries of the Central Park. I had been stared at by idle men (for it was Sun day, and clean shirt-sleeves were the or der of the day) ; I had been thoroughly appraised by slatternly women ; I had been followed by goats, and unwashed, unkempt, stockingless children, and growled at by curs, but this naturalized citizen was tho only being who had so far verbally expressed any curiosity to learn what brought me there. He, cer tainly, at first mistook me for a poultry stealer, or a detective police officer, for in the words of the old rhyme : He eyed mo up. he eyed me down, 'As though I owned one-half the town." Endeavoring to assume an air of su preme indifference, I pursued my search, and shortly afterward, much to my joy, lighted on the very thing I was seeking for an old worn out and discarded boot. I clutched it with all the eagerness of a diamond digger ; and stuffing it into the pocket of my over coat, 1 retraced my steps, muttering to myself, "It don't match very well ; but perhaps, so much the better." My Irish . friend had evidently been watching my every movement, either from a feeling of suspicion or of insatiable curiosity. And, as I passed his wooden castle, he turned his head slowly, and, after a lav ish expectoration, remarked to his next door neighbor, " Bed ad, that man's as mad as the divil." Had he really been aware of my intentions, it is probable that he would have rendered his adjec tives in the superlative degree, and much more forcibly. . The fact is, like Don Quixote, the spirit of adventure was strong upon me. But, ' unlike Don Quixote, I had no faithful Sancho Panza to perform my bidding in the way of making prepara tions. - Nor have I- any Cervantes to chronicle my deeds. But they were far from heroic -1 was simply going beg ging, and I wanted another worn-out boot to complete my outfit in true pro fessional style. I had one that I had purloined from an ash-barrel on Third avenue. I had also a hat that I had picked up from a gutter in my neigh borhood ; and 1 had purchased an old pair of pantaloons and a frock-coat, which had .once been black, but had faded into a green-brown shade of color, from an old clothes Btore in Avenue B. In this regal apparel I proposed to en ter into competition with the aristocra cy of beggardom for the charitable sym pathies of the well-di eased and gold scattering promenaders on Broadway. Beiisarius, with his "da obolum," was to be fool to me I Louis Philippe, begging Tor centimes at the corner of the Ruede la Pais, as his enemies were so fond of picturing him, should be an innocent compared with the imposture on the pure-strings of the public which I pro posed to perpetrate. Dim visions of - founding an asylum for aged beggars out of the profits of my day's work floated airily through my brain ; and, lost in the pleasurable contemplation of my adventure, regarding with the eye of an artist my worn-out boots and tat tered apparel as they lay, ready to be donned, upon a chair before me, I be lieve that for the moment, begging, as a - means of gaming-a livelihood, almost rose to tne dignity of a profession in my eyes. Putting my begging costume into a satcnel, I sought the rooms oi a theatri cal friend who bad promised to aid me as a valet de chambre for the occasion. He was also to use his green-room knowl edge in toning down my rather exuber ant appearance of health. This he did to perfection. My eyes looked as though they were going on an exploring expedition into the interior ot my head, and I looked woefully haggard, es pecially as I had not been shaved for hve days. I presented an appearance that would have caused tho heart of an undertaker to bound with joy. But here came our next dilemma. How reconcile these haggard features with a hgure somewhat inclined to portliness. " There is no help for it but to strap you in, old fellow," observed my friend of the loothghts ; " you would never do without." So J was strapped in ; and for seven lone mortal hours I endured all the agonies of tight lacing. Then came another trouble. . We came to the conclusion that my coat looked too neat and tidy, although old. We proceeded at once to remedy this fault. We slit one sleeve for about eight inches over the elbow, and sewed a piece of old blue ciotb, as a paten, over tne shoulder. We then spread the coat out on the floor and sprinkled it all over with water, previous to beating the street door-mat over it. We rubbed the dust well into the web of the cloth, dried the coat before the fire, and after beat ing off the worst of the dust, we had as shabby a coat as any professional beggar need desire. The pantaloons were also improved by being put through pretty much the same process, and we cut a piece about two inches square from the toe of one ot the boots, putting a piece of dirty rag in the opening. . I then ar rayed myself, stuck some diachylon plaster on my forehead, wound some bandages of rags around my hand, put on my hat, and taking an old stick to lean tremblingly on when opportunity offered, I stepped into the street from the kitchen entrance. My first impression on gaining the street was that every one was staring at me, whereas, in all probability, I was totally unnoticed. At one moment 1 was half inclined to turn back and give it up, when fortunately I caught sight of an acquaintance coming down the street. Here, thought I, is an opportu nity to test my disguise without any chance of annoyance should the fraud be discovered. As he passed me 1 begged of him in a feigned voice. He looked me full in the face, muttered something about being sorry that he had no pennies in his pocket, and went on in blissful ignorance- as to my iden tity. This rencontre at once inspired me with confidence, and I Btarted up University place, on my way to Union square. At the corner of Union square and Fourteenth street, a nice, kind- hearted looking old lady m deep mourn ing gave me two cents. This was my first haul. My prospects were decidedly brightening, and the dread ot gomg through the tightr-lacing business, and facing the fresh, nipping air to no pur pose, passed away. For, let me tell you, my scanty clothing anything but tended to keep up a desirable circula tion of the blood. Moreover, my throat was all bare in front. My costume, too, was generally very uncomfortable. It anything but fitted me; and I felt as awkward as Sam Weller ' when he first donned Mr. Pickwick's livery. -' I turned down fourteenth street, and wended my painful way to Fifth avenue with trembling steps. Near Eighteenth- street two young ladies caught me up. I turned, and at once saw that I had an opportunity. The one nearest me had a very pretty-looking face- Her eye was tender and sympa thetic, and I begged her to listen to me a moment. I told her a long story of hew I had just been discharged from Bellevue Hospital, after a sojourn of six week ; that I was still very weak, and unable to work, and that I had no money to buy anything to eat. bhe eyed me with a kindly gaze for . a mo ment, took her purse out of her pocket and handed me ten cents. But she did more. , She gave me a very useful warning. For as they passed on, she remarked to her companion, in suffi ciently loud tones for me to hear : " 1 think that must be a deserving case ; didn't you notice how well the poor man talked ?" Ah I too well, thought I to myself. That may pass muster with unsophisticated young la dies of sympathetic tendencies, but it won't do lor the world in general. 1 must correct that. A gentleman standing under the por tico of the Fifth Avenue Hotel gave me a five-cent piece, much to the disgust of a middle-aged gentleman who was talking to him and who declared his conviction that all beggars were frauds, X gave him a look ot pained, indignant remonstrance, and resumed my mendi cant journeying. Between Twenty-; third street and twenty-fourth street I met with very little success, and fan cied that I was eyed with suspicion by the omcer on beat. But at the cor ner of Thirty-fourth street I begged of two elderly ladies, who were apparent ly waiting for the car. One of them gave me three and the other two cents. I passed down thirty-fourth street to Broadway, and turned once more in the direction of the Fifth Avenue Hotel, but only picked two or three cents on the way. But I was approaching a better cruising ground for beggars. Be tween Twenty-third street and Seven teenth street, only six blocks, I got nineteen cents: a very elegantly -dressed young lady contributed five, and a sporting-looking gentleman, who was lounging in the doorway of Jerry Thomas' saloon, three of them. I crossed over to Union square and sat down on the edge of the basin of the fountain, from my pocket I drew a very stale crust of bread and commenc ed to nibble it, at the same time taking off my hat and placing it on my knee. this was a great .card, lor a lady with two little girls quietly and unostenta tiously dropped a ten-cent stamp into my hat without shying a word. How ever, I saw a park officer approaching me, and fearing that he might have seen the lady's action, and might, in conse quence, be hard-hearted enough to in terfere with me, I determined to take time by the forelock, ond not stand upen the order of my going. I pocket ed my crust, put on my bat, and struck for the Bowerv. I did the Bowerv thoroughly from Cooper Institute to Canrl stieet, shivering all the while with cold, not artificially but naturally. I spent about an hour there, and real ized altogether about twenty-three cents. I then took Canal street, but all my efforts were, unrewarded. went into the reading-room of the Brandreth House, at the corner of v- nal street, and begged successfully of the two gentlemen who occupied it. One of them at first refused to give me anything, XXe was a hard, starch-vis- aged man ; but when he saw his neigh bor hand me a five-cent piece, either his heart relented or he became ashamed of himself, for he followed the example as I passed him to leave the room, irom the Brandreth House, 1 worked down Canal street, and along Carmine street to Sixth avenue. Sixth avenue is by no means a to be despised begging walk. I passed up., the west side as far as Thirty-fourth street, and back again on the east side. ' At the corner of Thirteenth street', an old lady seemed wonderfully touched by my piteous tale ; but she only gave me one cent. I retraced my steps once more through Carmine and Canal streets to Broadway. My stock of pennies having received a very satistao-'xiry increase, I was congraulating myself on the suc cess ot my enterprise, when I experi enced a scare which nearly brought my heart into my mouth. It almost made me long for a California earthquake that the pavement would open and swallow me up. I had been standing at the corner of Canal street for two or three minutes, when I was almest startled out of my propriety on hearing a gruff voice say behind me, " Come, get along." There was no need to tell that it was a gentleman in blue. I knew that instinctively. But the offi cer walked for a few moments by my side as I hobbled away ; and he told a lie every step he took. He said he knew me well lie number one ; that I was an old hand at the business lie n um ber two ; that I'd been at it ever since I last came from the Island lie num ber three ; and that I was a first-class fraud. The fast charge was about true. He parted with me after threatening to " take me in" and " have me Bent up" if he caught me at it again. Some of the passers-by eyed me indignantly. others sneered and jeered, but one old lady expressed herself that the police are very hard on beggars. She, how ever, did not offer me anything to as suage my wounded sensibilities. Near the St. .Nicholas Hotel I Baw a lady vainly endeavoring to close the door of her carriage. I stepped forward and closed it for her ; for which act of po liteness she condescendingly handed me a penny. At the corner of Prince Btreet I encountered an editor. I beg ged of him, gave two or three very sepulchral coughs, and implored him lor a moment to listen to my story, tie stepped aside with me, and I poured into his sympathetic ear my Bellevue Hospital tale. He listened very grave ly, expressed his surprise that Mr. Brennnn, the Warden, who bore a hi eh reputation for , kindne s toward the inmates of the hospital, should allow one of them to be dis charged in the condition in which I was. It was far too cold a day, he said, for a sick man to be wandering about the streets. He put a twenty-five-cent stamp into my hand, gave me his office address, and said that it I would call there the next morning he would give me a letter to Mr. Brennan, asking him to take me in again for a while. But the cold was rapidly becoming something more than I could stand. As I saw my face reflected in a shop win dow, I saw, also, that my nose was as red as a piece of raw beef, and that my cheeks had assumed a sort of washed out plum color. I felt that it was abso lutely necessary to do something to ward restoring the circulation, and I determined, at the first opportunity I could get, I would have a strong hot whisky punch. Ut course, this was not to be thought ot on Broadway, but I thought I might . venture it in the Bowery. I therefore crossed Broadwav and went down Houston street to cany out my intention. But no sooner had I reached the Bowery that I cauuht sight of a very charitable looking gentleman, who had all the air of being a minister. I at once tackled him, and succeeded so well in working on his feelings as to draw Irom him hve cents. I thanked him and passed on. A few doors down I reached a liquor saloon. But here I encountered an unforeseen difficulty. JNo sooner had I stepped inside the door than the bar-tender, waving his hand at me, called out, " Come, git out of this. There's nothing here." " But I want a drink," I remontrated. " Yes, so does a cood many others ; come, git out," retorted the bar-tender. X saw at once the difficulty with him. He thought I was a " dead beat," and wanted a drink for nothing. So I stepped up to the bar and told him that I was willing to pay lor a drink. "Let's see yer stamps, then," he re joined, evidently still suspicious. 1 immediately produced ten cents, and he proceeded to compound for me a glassful ot the most vil-lainous stun that ever passed down my throat. How ever, it had the effect of making the blood tingle in my halt frozen toes and and fingers. But, ho, horror of horrors I As 1 closed the door ot the saloon be hind me, on returning to the street. there, evidently waiting tor me, stood my ministerial friend, who had just be fore given me five cents. All kindly expression had left his face, and he was most indignant. He called me a cheat and an imposter, declared that I ought to be punished, that he had half sus pected me at the time he gave me the money (1 had told him that I wanted it to buy bread with), and that be had turned and followed me, with a view of watching my further procee-lings. In my confusion I stammered out some thing about the coldness of the weather. But he was too angry and indignant to listen to any such arguments especially such patent excuses and I began to feel no little alarm at my situation when he announced his intention of having me arrested by the first officer who came along. I had no idea, how ever, of patiently waiting till an officer did come along, and I started off up Houston street at a pace that was totally inconsistent with an apparently shat tered condition. To my annoyance, no looking back, I discovered that the gentleman was following me. I hur ried on all the faster. But luckily for me he gave up the chase at the end of the first block, lor when I again looked around he was retracing his steps to the isowery. x Dreamed more treely ; and gradually reassuming my slow and limping gait, I emerged once more on Broadway. I crossed over to the other side. The sidewalk was thronged, and I began steadily but cautiously to ply my lraudulent vocation once more. I walked slowly up, confining my atten tions principally to ladies looking into shop windows. This was the most suc cessful hour of the day. Before I reached Union square I had increased my stock of funds by thirty-two cents. Along the Broadway side of Union square I took nothing. But from the northwest corner of the square up to Twenty-third street I again reaped a bountiful harvest, and a little more be tween the Hoffman House and Thirty fourth street. From that point I struck across to Fourth avenue, but Fourth avenue is far from being a good begging district. I did not take a single cent all the way down to Tenth street. There were no loungers about. Every one I passed seemed to be in a desperate hurry, either to get home or to reach the Harlem depot. But by this time it waB seven o'clock, and a few spits of snow were beginning to fall, bo I determined to seek the lodgings of my theatrical friend. I had had quite enough of amateur begging. As soon as I had had a good wash, and had assumed my ordinary clothing, 1 lit a cigar and sat down to talk over the events of the day with my friend. He was astonished at my success, for, when we came to turn out the pockets of my begging pantaloons, we found no less than $2.33 as the result of mv dav's labors, and . to -this num mat be ndded the ten cents I had expended in hot whisky punch in the Bowery liquor saloon. This was not bad business for less than seven hours' work. Certainly tho most successful begging walks are between Bleecker and Four teenth streets and Seventeenth and Twenty-frhird streets. In Borne cases a party of three ladies will each give a trifle. The porticos of the principal hotels, too, are generally good for hve or ten cents. Elderly respectable ladies and young girls from eighteen to five and twenty years of age, seem to be much more willing to give away small sums in the streets than gentlemen or middle-aged fashionable ladies. I can only say that I found it so in my one solitary experience of begging. Beg ging in bar rooms up town appears to be useless, though in the business quar ters of the town it is considered to be a very profitable branch of the pro fession. 1 must confess that my personal ex perience in begging has vastly increased my sympathy for beggars. The hard ships of such a life must be fearful, especially in the depth of winter. And 1 do not hesitate to say that though professional begging is a most dishonest means of making a living, the profes sional beggar earns every cent he gets. xt would require a large sum to tempt me again to tramp the streets as an New York Times. An Embarrassing Mistake. The Raleigh (N. C.) News is responsi ble for the following : " Years ago there lived in Warren county a good and pious minister of the Methodist Church, the Rev. Mr. Burge. His young eight-year-old hopeful, Watty, was mischiev ously addicted to the habit of purloining from his mother's closet sugar from the dish. Remonstrance, both by the father and mother, proved of no avail, and though Watty protested his innocence, the old lady said she would watch lor him and chastise him. The Rev. Dr. Closs, then presiding elder of the con ference district, in passing through the section halted at Mr. Burge's to spend the night. He was assigned to a room adjoining the closet, tne scene of young TV atty s depredations. A t the hrst dawn of day on the following morning the reverend gentleman arose irom his couch and repaired to the closet, a door of which opened into his room, to attend to his morning devotions, and, unfortu nately for him, knelt near the usual position of the sugar-dish. At this mo ment Mrs. Burge had occasion to visit the closet, and quietly opening the door, discovered Watty in the very act, as she thought. Highly incensed, she admin istered several severe raps upon the de voted bald head of the presiding elder before she discovered her mistake, add ing, at the same time, 'I' have caught you stealing the sugar at last, have I ?' It is unnecessary to add that Watty was the only person on the premises who enjoyed the scene that ensued." An Easy Lesson in Physiology. Supposing your age to be 15 years, or thereabouts : You have 160 bones and 500 muscles ; your blood weighs 25 pounds, your heart Is five inches in length and three inches in diameter,' tjbeats 701 imes per minute 4,200 times per hour, 100,800 times per day, and 36,722,200 times per year. At each beat a little over two ounces of blood is thrown out of it ; and each day it receives and discharges about seven tons of that wonderful fluid. Your lungs will contain a gallon of air, and you inhale 24,000 gallons per day. The aggregate surface of the air cells of your luugs, supposing them to be spread out, exceeds 20,000 square inches. The weight of your brain-is three pounds; when you are. a man it will weigh about eight ounces more. Your nerves exceed 10,000,000 in number. Your skin is composed of three lay ers, and varies from one-fourth to one eighth of an inch in thickness. The area of your skin is about 1,700 square inches. Each square inch contains 3,500 sweating tubes or perspiratory pores, each of which may be likened to a little drain-tile one-fourth of an inch long, making an aggregate length of the en tire surface of your body of 201,166 feet, or a tile ditch for draining the body al most 40 miles long. Mant jackets of white muslin are made without sleeves, and others of silk are trimmed with lace and numberless little butterfly bows of watered ribbon- an old style of ribbon which is fashionable again. Fashion Gossip. Thb sleeveless jackets take precedence of all other styles of out-door garments this season. Handkerchiefs are now imported to match the different styles of Dolly Var den costumes. Large gilt crosses are worn around the neck on a black velvet ribbon, and are very stylish with light dresses. The old-fashioned cottage bonnets are coming in again, and have already been worn by many fashionable ladies. Cashmere sacques are trimmed with a wide cashmere border in gay oriental colors and designs, with a wide tasselled fringe to match. The New York belles threaten to dis card corsets and rely upon natural causes lor a healthful amount ol squeezing. One of the most convenient adjuncts to the toilet is the polonaise for it may be made of thin material and worn over a silk drees with low corsage ; for lull dress and lor street wear and morn ing toilet one may have a number of these jaunty garments at a slight ex pense to be worn over skirts of plain tints, that ot black tints being perhaps the most serviceable. Tiie latest style at funerals is for the pall-bearers to wear full dress suits with white kid gloves. The latest style of evening dress is of black tulle or illusion, trimmed with large bunches of gray-colored flowers and wreathes to match. Black grenadines are very pretty made with the ruffles bound with col ored silk, as yellow, rose or blue. They are done over black silk slips. Bows are alarmingly prevalent upon every suit with the least pretensions to elegance. Bows down the front of the polonaise, at the loopings of the over- skirt, upon the sleeves, and also upon tne snouiders, are much in vogue. As white will be as popular as ever this summer, we have any variety dis played in these goods. " Many white dresses of pique, and also plaids, are made in the princess shape, and trim med Bimply around the bottom with two or three ruffles. White tarletans will be much worn for evening dresses ; also white tulle. Of course these will be trimmed with any amount of puffs and frills, and garlanded with beautiful flowers. The old-fashioned scarfs have made their appearance, and will be worn in general to match the dress, and be trimmed or embroidered according to fancy. Those of black silk, black lace. or the Spanish lace scarf will be. the most popular.- Many walking dresses are made of black silk piped with some prettv color. or with the edges scalloped and button holed with colored tfors. X hose in blue or violet are the most appropriate for the street, while rose color is very effec tive for a reception toilet. Fashion Gossip. The English Parliament on Horse-Racing. Racing. A lively sensation was creatad in the British House of Commons, on the even ing of the 28th ult., by a bold protest from Tom Hughes against horse-racing and the usual adjournment of Parlia ment for the Derby day. Mr. Hughes, on rising to oppose the motion made by Mr. Gladstone, to adjourn, was re ceived with ironical cheers and laugh ter. He pointed to the fact that the House adjourned only two hours on As. cension Day for divine worship, and now propose to adjourn twenty-four hours for the Derby. It was incompatible with the dignity of the Commons to recog nize horse racing. English race courses had introduced the most corrupt and insidious system of gambling which had ever disgraced any country. While he was opposed to this species of amuse ment, he believed in many sports, like international boat-races, cricket, and other salutary competitions of human strength and pluck, and thought they should be encouraged. The motion lor adjournment was carried by a vote cf 212 to 58. Cheap Babies. A funny joke, and all the more palat able as its truth can be vouched for, says a Is ew J ersey'paper, occurred at a prom inent church in that State. It seems that a worthy deacon had been very in dustrious in selling a new church book, consting seventy-five, cents. At the service in question, the minister, just before dismissing the congregation, arose and said : " All you who have children to bap tize will please to present them next Sabbath." The deacon, who, by the way, was a little deaf, having an eye to selling the books, and supposing the pastor was referring to them, immediately jumped up and shouted : All you who haven't any can get as many as you want by calling on me, at seventy-five cents each." A New Medical Periodical. The latest candidate in the field of journalism for popular favor is the ocunce of Health, a new monthly maga zine of sixty pages, issued by S. R. Wells, 389 Broadway, New York. It is devoted espescially to Ethnology, Phre nology, X'hysiognomy, X'sychology, So ciology, Science and Art, and the pres ervation and restoration of health on hygienic principles, ft is well worth the price $2 perannum. There are fortv-six insurance compa nies doing business in Canada twelve in fire, twenty-two in life, six in fire and life, five in fire and marine, and one in life and account. The amount deposited by these companies for the security of policy holders is close on $4,000,000. Thirteen of these companies are Ameri can, twenty-four British, and nine Cana dian. A California paper reports that a hotel chambermaid laid aside her broom a few days ago, and on calling for a settlement, told her employer she had been dabbling in stocks for a year or more, and had something more than 200,000 as the result, THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION. Renomination of Gen. Grant by Acclamation —Senator Wilson, of Massachusetts, Nominated for the Second Place—The Platform. FIRST DAY. The Republican National Convention, for the nomination of candidates- for President and Vice-President, convened at the Academy of Music, in the city of Philadelphia, at noon on Wednesday, June 5. Ex-Gov. Claflin, of Massa chusetts, called the convention to or der, nominating Morton McMichael, the veteran editor of the Philadelphia North American, for temporary Chairman The following were appointed tempora ry Secretaries : John W. Newlin, of New Jersey; John R. Hubbard, West Virginia; Hiram Potter, Jr., Florida; Isaac Pendleton, Iowa. , Mr. Pullen, of . Maine, here moved that the temporary Secretaries nomina ted be elected. Carried. Committees on Credentials, on Per manent Organization, and on Resolu -tions were then appointed, consisting, respectively, of one delegate from each State. Speeches were then made by John A. Logan, Gerritt Smith and Senator Mor ton, eulogistic of Gen. Grant. Mr. Loring, of Massachusetts, said the Committee on Permanent Organiza tion were ready to report, and he asked that they report as Boon as ready, with out waiting, as usual, until the Creden tials Committee have reported, as the latter had a more formal duty to per form. Agreed to. More speech-making was then indulg ed in by Govs. Orr, of South Carolina ; Oglesby, of Illinois ; Hawley of Con necucuL. ana several colored ucieKaww, all of whom urged the renomination of Gen. Grant. The Committee on Per mt Orc-an ization then made their report, in which Thomas Settle, of North Carolina, was nominated for permanent President, with one Vice-President and one Secrn. tary, respectively, from each State. x he report was unanimously adopted. After a brief address bv Judge Settle. accepting the nomination, the convenj tion adjourned until Thursdav. t in o'clock a. m. SECOND DAY. The convention convened, nnrainnt. to adjournment, on Thursdav. Jane fi. at 10 o'clock, and was called to order bv 1 1. f : T I r, . . , mo uwruiau, uuage isettie. xne Academy was packed full, everv available space being taken up. a tail ol we roil or Kt.tAa iiM Anarf the presence in the hall of over a hun dred persons not entitled to seats, hav ing obtained entrance by surreptitious uivus. xney were promptfy expelled by the Sergeant-at-Arms. Xieports from the Committees on RuIax. Order of Business and Credentials, were received. At 12:45 the convention snunnulml the rules, and Mr. Cullom, of Illinois, came upon the platform, and, in a brief speech, nominated U. S. Grant.' The nomination wag seconded by Mr. Wol ford, of New York. The roll of States was then proceeded with, and, when completed, the President declared the nomination of Gen. Grant by unanimous vote, there being no oppot ition. -tne iommittee on Platform then made their report. The following is tho platform adopted " The Rennbliean nartv nf TT.lti -UM. bled in National Convention. In the city of Philadel phia, on J uue 5 and 6, 1672. Main declares its talth. appeals to it history, and announces its position upon the Questions before the country. 1. During eleven years of its supremacy It has ac cepted, with grand courage, the solemn duties of the times. It suppressed a gigantic rebellion; emanci pated 4.0iio,(ioo of slaves; decreed the equal citizen, ship of all, and established universal suffrage. Ex- ua.iwuS uuiHmiiea magnanimity, u criminally punistied no man for political offenses, and warmly welcomed all who proved their loyalty by obeying the laWS and dealini? in.llv with tKiv nttial.lw,H 1 , K.. Steadily decreased with firm hand the resultant dis orders of I he great war. and initiated a wise policy to wards the Indiana. The Pacific railroad, and similar vast enterprises, have been generously aided and suc cessfully conducted; the public lands freely given to actual settlers; immigration protected and encour aged, aud a full acknowledgment of naturalized citizens' rights secured from European powers. A uniform national currency bas been provided, repu diation frowned down, the national credit sustained under the most extraordinary burdens, and new bonds negotiated at lower rates: the revenues have been carefully collected and honestly applied. Despite the annual large reductions of rates of taxation, the public debt has been reduced during Gen. Grant's Presl dency at the rate i f SloO.om.nuu a year ; a great finan cial crisis bas been avoided, and peace and plenty prarail throughout the land. Menacing foreign dimcultias have been peacefully and honorably com- f , . uu " uonor ana pwer 01 tne nation Kept n high resoect thronehont the world Thi. crirri.,ni record of the past is the party's best pledge for the future. We believe the people will not intrust the Government to any party or sombination of men com- posea oi inn.no cnieny nave resisted every step of tnis Denencial progress. 2. Complete libertv and exact ennalftv in h .mnv. mentof all civil, political, and public rights should be established and effectually maintained throughout the Union by efficient and appropriate State and Federal legislation; neith r law nor its administration should admit of any discrimination In respect to citi zens by reason ot race, creed, color, or previous con dition of servitude. 3. The recent amendments to the National nViMHin. tiou should be cordially sustained because they are right, not m?rely tolerated because they are law, and should be carried out according to their spirit by ap- piuiniMonBiHiwiuii,iiiBMioictiiMni ot wiDcn can be safely trusted only to the nartv Ihataecnred thoae amendments. s. 1 he National Government should seek to maintain an honorable peace with all nations, protecting Its cit izens everywhere, and sympathizing with all people who strive for greater liberty. . Any system of civil service under which the sub ordinate positions of the Government are considered rewards for mere parly seal is fatally demoralizing, and we therefore favor a reform of the system by laws which shall abolish the evils of patronage, and make honesty, smciency and fidelity essential qualifications for public position, without practically creating a life tenure of office. 6. We are opposed to further grants of public lands to corporations and monopolies, and demand that the national domain be set apart for free homes for the people. 7. The annual revenue, after paying current debts, shonld furnish a moderate balance for the reduction of the principal ; and revenue, except so much as may be derived from a tax on tobacco and liquors, be raised by duties on importations, tne duties on which sliould be so adjusted as to aid in securing remunerative wages to the laoorer.aud promote the industries, growth and prosperity of the whole country. 8. We hold in undying honor the soldiers and sailors whose valor saved the Union: their pensions are a sa cred debt of the nation, and the widows and orphans of tliono who died for their country are entitled to the care of a generous and grateful people. We favor such additional legislation as will extend the bounty of the Government to all our soldiers and sailors who were honorablydischarged.andwhoin the line of duty became disabled, without regard to length of service or cause of such discharge. 9. The doctrineof Great Britain and other European powers concerning allegiance, once a subject always a subject, having at last, through the efforts of the Re publican party, been abandoned, and the American idea of the individual's right to transfer his allegiance having bees accepted by European nations, it la the duty of our Government te guard with jealous care the rights of our adopted citizens against the assump tion ot unauthorized claims bv their former ftnvnrn. luents, and we urge continual and careful encourage jut-ii l mi i protection to voluntary immigration. 10. The franking privilege ought to be abolished. and the way prepared for a speedy reduction in the rates of postage. II. Among the questions which press for attention is that which concerns the relations of canital and la bor, and the Republican party recognize the duty of so snaptng legislation as to secure fun protection and the amalest field for canital. and for lahnr. I h. i-r&ainr of capital, the largest opportunities and a just share in uitiuu piunui ua uieee .wo great servants ol civili zation 12. We hold that Congrms and the President have only lulfiUed an imperative duty in their measures for the sunoreseion of violent and troasonahle organi zations in certain lately rebellious regions, and for tne protection oi tne oauoi-Dox ; ami, tiieretore, tbey are entitled to the thanks of the nation. 13. We denounce the repudiation of the public debt. in anv form or disguise, as a national crime. We witnea with pride the reduction of the principal of tne aeot, ana oi tne rates oi interesvupon tne Balance, and confidently exnect that our excellent National currency will be perfected by speedy resumption of specie paymtuts. 14. The Repnblican party Is mindful ot its obliga tions to the loyal women of American for thir noble devotion to the cause of freedom ; their admission to wider fields of usefulness is received with satlsfao tion, and Ike honest demands of any class of citizsas fr additional rights shoald be treated with respectful consideration. ii. We heartily approve of the action of Congress In extending amnesty to those lately iat rebellion, and rejoice in the growth of peace aud fraternal feelios; tbronghont the land. lft. The Republican party proposes to respect the rights reserved by the people to themselves as care fully as the powers delegated by them to the State and to the Federal Government. It disapproves of the resort to unconstitutional laws for the purpose of removing evils by Interfeience with the rights not surrendered by the people te either the State or Na tional Government. 17. It is the duty of the General flovevnnrent to adopt such measures as will tend to encourage Ameri can commerce aod shipbuilding. 15. We believe that the modest patriotism, the ear nest pnrpose, soond judgment, practical wisdom in corruptible Integrity, and illostrions services of TJlyssee S. Grant have commended hira to the hearts of the American people, and. with him at our head, we start to-day on a new march to victory. After the adoption of the platform, the convention proceeded to the nomi nation of a candidate for Vice President, Ex-Gov. Noyes, of Ohio, nominated Henry Wilson, of Massachusetts. 1 Mr. Bickham, of Ohio, nominated Schuyler Colfax, of Indiana. Xne nrst ballot resulted: Wilson, 360; Colfax, 321; scattering, 65. Necessary to a choice, 377. ' ' Virginia changed 20 of ber vetes from Lewis to Wilson, and the remain ing to Colfax. This gave Wilson 384, and his nomination was assured. Various states bumedlv chanced to Wilson, until ex-Senator Henry Lane, of Indiana, moved that the nomination of Mr. Wilson be made unanimous, which was carried. . 1 Immediately thereafter, at ten min utes past 4 o'clock p. m., the conven tion adjourned sine die. Current Items. Nevada newspapers take crude ore in payment of subscriptions. Those who possess tender skins can laugh the mosquito to scorn after they nave Datnea in coal oil. . "The Dolly Vardin" is the name of a newspaper just started at Wilson, N. C. Miss Dolly Varden, editress. Henkt Miller, a convict in the Mich igan State Prison, has, by the death of his father, fallen heir to $980,000 and a valuable farm. Some of the oldest cotton planters in the country state that cotton seed and its product are gradually deteriorating both in quality and quantity. - The Inspector of Police for the Benpal Government reports that of 939 cases of snake bites in which ammonia was ad ministered by the police, 702 are said to nave recoverea. A hunter in Northern New York has . killed, during ' the past winter, sixty deer and thirty mink, beside ' two or three each of bears and panthers. He has also tapped three thousand five hundred maple trees, making about five tons oi sugar. lie has made by hunting and trapping alone over $300 a month. On the 24th of November, 1871, Mr. T. A. Fogg, of Pulaski, Tenn., put in the center of a bale of cotton a note offering $50 to the finder on forwarding it. On the 6th of May he received the note from, and forwarded the $50 to, Albert Chambers, a workman at the Victoria Mill, Newton Moor, Chester county, England. Agassiz has found fossil oysters a foot in diameter in Patagonia. Of course there must have been men in those days with throats capacious enough to swallow them whole for oysters are not to be eaten otherwise. Perhaps the Professor will now find the long looked for fossil man, and of the needful size. That would vindicate the old sailors' Btories about giant Ptagonians. The third annual catalogue of the officers and students in the University of Deseret (Utah) is a curiosity. Of the whole number of students, 580, cata logued in four classes as gentlemen, ladies, ""boys, and girls, the larger pro portion come irom la or 2U tamilie. There are 37 of the name of Young, 20 of the name of Wells, and from 8 to 15 of the same family name is a common occurrence. A celebratrd brieand named Ciccone has just been identified in the person of a Neapolitan lawyer named Kappone. Ciccone, who disappeared many yean ago, had Killed Kappone, taken p etwee sion of his papers, and established him self at Florence under his victim's name and style. He was shrewd enough to be able to maintaun tne decepti n for several years, and was found out at last by a detective. . The New York Central Railroad Com pany ha taken another expensive les son in the decent treatment of passen gers, and a general hope is expressed that the course of instruction will be kept up. Mr. Henry Peck having a ticket over the road, and the ordinary car being full, he took drawing-room car. Refusing to pay extra compensa tion for the privilege of sitting down, he was put ofif the train. A suit for damages followed, and has resulted in a verdict for $8,UU0 sgainst the com pany. A correspondent of the Bowling Green (Ky.) Democrat, from Stone river, says the graves of the Confederate dead in that historic graveyard are overgrown with briars and entirely neglected. The federal cemetery contains some twenty or thirty acres, in which are interred some 13,000 Federal dead. It is beau tifully laid off in squares, with hand some drives, shaded with evergreens. Upon a hill in the center is Lincoln square, at the four angles of which is erected a cannon surrounded by a num ber of balls, and in the center, from a lofty flagstaff floats the Federal flag. The strike amonc the agricultural la borers of England an event as little to be apprehended a few years ago as an uprising among tne norses ana oxen appears to have assumed a definite and formidable shape, and constantly on the increase. The disaffection has now Bpread to Dorsetshire and others of the inland counties, and everywhere the cry is for an advance of wages. But only think of the audacity of these men's aspirations I Hear it, ye tillers of the soil in Ameiica, what they want and reem determined to have is the fearful turn of $2.40 a week !