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D tZT .XT EMOCRAT. in J JL 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, 41. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, JULY 18, 1872. WHOLE NUMBER 273. A Year Ago. IT U1ET C. BABTLETT. I'm tfainkiag of a nigbt. lore A year has since none by When side by ride we stood and gazed Oat on a winter sky. . The whole earth lay in shadow. No star on Id yet be seen. Bat where the setting san had burned Lingered a golden sheen. Oat on that dear, calm light we gaied. Till bat a things of naught Seemed darkened earth and starless sky And the life with sorrow fraught. In all the universe there seemed. That night a year ago But two hearts full of untold lore. And a golden sunset glow. . The sun has set to-night, lore. And golden are the skies. And between these two bright sunsets A year of suffering lies. Bat forgetting all to-nisht, lore. In the clear, calm sunset glow. I rernl in the memory Of that night one year ago. Perchance thou too, to-night, lore. In this little lapse of rest. Art looking out with weary eyes Upon the glowing West: And thinking of oar deep, true lore. Thou dost rebellions grow. That there's left us but th e mem'ry Of that night a year ago. . Onr war is hard, belored. Kough the aeoent and steep. And round us an we toil, apart. me twuigni But looking u The twilight shadows creep : d with eyes of faith. tia .A golden light serene Is shown us, from the glorious Sun Of Righteousness, unseon. Then upward let us struggle. Regardless of the pain. Until at last, together, The wondrous height we gain Where nevermore a twilight. Through all the endless days. Can draw the Sun of Righteousness from our enraptured gaze. THE DEAD JOURNALIST. Recollections of the Late James Gordon Bennett. From the New York Sun. I made the acquaintance of James Gordon Bennett something more than a third of a century ago. I had written from an interior country town a circum stantial account of a domestic difficulty, in which the parties were of high so cial consideration, andwhose disagree ments were the subject of much public discussion, and which finally culmin ated in suit of divorce in the Courts and in the Legislature of the State. The Herald was then in a comparatively feeble condition, giving small promise ef its future prosperous career. It struggled along during the first years of its existence, encountering obstacles and embarrassments that seemed insur mountable. But Mr. Bennett was far seeing, sagacious, industrious, persever ing, and determined to succeed. My communication was suited to the tone of the Herald, and it was published with characteristic comments and illustra tions. - This led to an association between us, which ran through several 'years, dur ing which our relations were as intimate a any he then had with persons whose pens were engaged on the Herald. lie was an enigma, hut I studied his char acter carefully, and came to know him as thoroughly as such a sphinx-like per son could be understood, ile possessed certain qualities that insured success in the great enterprise to 'which he de voted his life. He had quick percep tions, and knew almost intuitively what would chiefly engage the public atten tion on publication day. And his tact and address in seizing in advance upon the topic that was to become the sub ject of conversation in the city, gave an interest to the Herald enjoyed by none of his ooDtempories. fie wrote with great facility, in a pleasant, readable style : but he lacked coherence, com pactness, and continuity of purpose, as well as logical force, and hence failed to impress himself upon' the popular mind. So that the Herald, although generally read, never controlled or di rected public -opinion. The editorial matter was written in a taking,but loose, inaccurate, and slap-dash style, without regard to consistency or any settled principles." s When I first became familiar with the internal arrangements of the Her ald, the - pertonnet of the establishment consisted of Thomas p. Kettell, who. wrote the money articles, for which Bennett obtained all the credit; Wil liam H.' Attree, the police and city re ported a .little Jew named Lee, who attended the Courts, and furnished the legal intelligence"; and Frederick Hud eon, who collected the ship news. Ketttlt was the best financial editor of his day.1 He was careful in. his facts, had a thorough knowledge of the sub jects he was called upon to discuss, and wrote in ah accurate and precise style. His financial articles constituted one of the most important features of the pa per. He was the originator of the money column, which no paper of any pretensions is now without. Attree was an incorrigible reprobate, full of ability of a certain kind, and an admirable reporter. That is. 'he" bad the faculty of turning everything into ridicule that jumped exactly with Ben nett s humor, lie Would attend a pub lic gathering of any kind, and gave . a readable caricature of the proceedings, mterTpersed witb ludicrous comments, ar..c. an amusing description of inci dents and-circumstances that never oc curred. Bennett was always quarreling . with Attree, stigmatizing him with all sorts of opprobrious epithets, and threatening to discharge him ; but his 'consuratHaterau'dacity saved him. When President Van Buren visited the city'in the summer of 1840 there was a great procession and parade. The Democrats, turned out in force, banners flying, music filling the air, with every appliance- calculated to make an lui Krt'tsion on the people. Here was an opportunity for the display ofAttree's peculiar talent, and it got noised about - that Che : Herald of the following day was to contain a full account of the af fair", with ludicrous cuts and caricatures. an4 there was a strong desire among the' Democrats to bfne tho scheme. Aaron Variderpool, afterward Judco of the Supreme Court, but then a member ol Congress, and known as the " Kin- derhook Koare.r," interested nimseu ac tivelv 4o-rwevent the success of tho un dertaking. - He had the asyistance of William B Maclay, then a growing pol iticinn. As - a preliminary step, they procured Attree to be plied with liquor of all sorts until he became totally oo livious of everything in progress. He had the capacity of a seasoned cask, and he devoted himself faithfully to taking notes, alter drinking enough to have made any other reporter in the city blind drunk. But he succumbed at last, and by the time the perform ances wero over be was last asleep in Jones' Second Ward Hotel, on Nassau street. The Democrats were apprised of the state of things, and they plumed themselves upon having thwarted a de sign which, if carried out according to the original programme, would not fail to have a damaging ettect on the party, About 9 o'clock that night Attree' s re treat was discovered, and he was taken around to the Herald office, on Ann street, roaring drunk, and as wild as a Comanche. But newspaper men are full of expedients. Attree was thor oughly drenched with cold water, and. recovering his faculties partially, Wmu placed on a lounge in the editorial room, -an expeditious penman procured, the notes taken during the day read to Attree, and he dictated a report of the transactions ot the day in capital style, and the Herald appeared rather late on the following morning, with nearly a broadside of letter-press devoted to the Democratic demonstration, illustrated with the most ludicrous caricatures. When Mr. Vanderpool was askod for an explanation, his reply was that he had never before known so much good liquor expended with so poor a result. Mr. Bennett hectored, scolded, and bullied Lee constanly. He was a pains taking reporter, but he was too careful to suit the tone of the Herald. Bennett had taken a strong dislike to Mr. Noah, who was a Judge of the City Court, and he had directed poor Lee, in reporting tho proceedings of the Court, to ridi cule and abuse the Judge. One morn ing he took Lee to task for disregard ing his instructions. " Dom it, Lee," said he," I don't like the manner in which you report the doings in old Noah's court." "I do the best I can, Mr. Bennett," whined Lee. " I recount everything done there. The proceedings are for mal, and.nothing of much interest oc curs." Oh, the deil I That's not the thing at all. I want you to abuse and ridicule the old wretch. Show him up, and make his court ridiculous." " That's all very well," said Lee; " but if I should carry out your instruc tions, ridicule the Court, and misrep resent the proceedings, I should get put in the Tombs." The very thing. Just what I wantV Get in the Tombs as soon as you can. So much capital for the Herald." Hudson, who grew up to be nn invalu able man on the Herald, was a mere lad at that time a fine fellow, as simple as a child, but industrious, persevering and assiduous in the discharge of his duties. Bennett was inclined to underrate his capacity, but, after some persuasion, consented that an opportunity should hA afforded to test liis rowers. The Sultana, a vessel bearing the flag of the maum ol Muscat, was in port at the time, and some members of the city government invited her officers to a tunketing down on Long Island. Hud son was directed to go on the trip and write an account of it lor the Jieraia. The gentleman who had undertaken to befriend the young man was so anxious that the report should be well made that he remained at the office until a late hour for the purpose of looking it over. When the paper came out, Mr. Bennett s attention was called to the account, with the remark that it was a creditable thing, lie read it caret uny. saying, " Yes, weii.enougn, out i see you bad to alter it in -two or three places," thus snowing me acuteness 01 is scrutiny. Hudson's friend insisted that Bennett did not do him justice, and that as he grew older and had more experience e would DO a very useiui man on lae Herald. . . You may be right," was the rejoin der. "He .is faithful, does his work diligently, and I shouldn't wonder if he made tne most 01 me capital mat ms Maker gave him." Bennett lived to appreciate tne many excellent and noble qualities, both of head and heart, possessed by Hudson, nd cave him more ot his commence than he often bestowed upon anybody. The dashing course of the Herald, so different from that of the staid old blanket sheets" which it was constant ly ridiculing, brought upon the editor no end ot personal assaults.- ne was severely beaten in the streets, and at tacked in his office and elsewhere, but without any effect upon the tone of his paper. AVatson Webb, whom Bennett was constantly ridiculing and abusing, inflicted severe personal chastisement unon him repeatedly. Shortly after one of these visitations, Bennett came into the editorial room, remarking, "I've iust met Webb on Broadway, and I l - ... ,,, TT-l looked mm square in tne iacc. jvov- tell nBked, " Did you look straight at him?" "As straight as I could," was the reply, given with a pleasant laugh, lull ot the queer sense ot jiumor ior which he was remarkable. A man named Hale, who kept a news room in the Exchange, attacked Ben nett with an extemporized slung-shot, made of a junk bottle and a pocket handkerchief, and beat him cruelly. Hamblin. ot the Jiowery meater, in censed by a damaging criticism in the Herald, attacked Bennett in his office, which was then on the corner ot Nassau and Beekman streets. Hamblin was a large, powerful-looking man, but he had no courage and but little strength. He was accompanied on this expedition by Tom tlynn, Billy Williams, and other members of his theatrical company. Bennett attempted no resistance. Hamblin struck him tw or thr e blows, when Flynn and Williams interfered, and the scrimmage came to an end. The Herald next morning gave a full account of the affair, and charging that Hamblin, or some of his ruffians, had robbed the money-drawer ot the estab lishment while it was in progress. A few nights after, Williams cave Hamblin a severe flogging at a drinking house corner of Leonard street and Broadway, and the Herald showed up the parties in a light so damaging to Hamblin that he went to the Herald office and made all sorts of concessions and protestations to smooth matters and settle the dim to It be of th-vrw.- cal he to to culty. A truce was patched up between them which was never broken. The Herald soon came to.bo regarded as infallible in all matters connected with the stage, and managers and actors always deprecated its censure and strove by every means in their power to con ciliate its good will. When Wykoff came to this country as business man ager of Fanny Ellslcr, he took extraor dinary pains to propitiate the favor of Mr. Bennett. He toadied and fawned uon him with such fulsome adulation as to create a feeling of profound dis gust, and when the editor departed on his nuptial tour he advised the person whom he left in charge of the paper not to be bothered much by that fellow Wykoff. Ellsler was at that time in Philadelphia, and on her return to fill an engagement at the Park Theater, Wykott called at theoinceand demand ed to have a long rigmarole of an article he had written published in the edito rial columns. It was represented to him. such a thing was inconsistent with the character of the paper that the re porter would give such an account of the dancer's performance as might be proper. Wykott lelt in a hull, and Sresently returned with a message from r. Bennett's mother-in-law, directing that the article should be inserted as he desired. Wykoff was told that Mrs. Crean might go to the bowwows, and it was intimated to him that if he did not make a speedy departure the usual way, he would make his exit by the window. On Mr. Bennett's return, after some comments, upon the manner in which the paper had been conducted in his absence, he remarked, " You had some trouble with Wykoff, didn't you?" ".Nothing worth mentioning," was the reply. " You told him Mrs. Crean might go the devil?" " Yes, I did." " Well, she may" and there the con versation ended. After the first fifteen or eighteen months, the receipts of the Herald be gan to exceed its expenses. Everybody abused it, but the enterprise, industry and intelligence of its proprietor con strained almost everybody to read it. The paper was Mr. Bennett's passion. absorbed his whole attention and thought, even in its early days, when it was doubtful whether its existence could prolonged. He appreciated the value early and exclusive intelligence, and paid liberally for news items or informa tion that was available, not to reward those who furnished it, but to stimulate the authors to further exertions by which the paper might profit. The great political campaign of 1840 was the turning point in the career of fllr-JJennett tiad no ooiiU- theories or doctrines of any kind, nor did he care at all for parties, as such, or for any of- the individuals of which they wero composed. .But be appreciated the advantages of being on the winning side, and early in tne con test between Van Buren and Harrison contracted the opinion that the Whigs were to triumph. And then he hod a strong feeling of personal dislike Van Buren, and was often abusive in speaking of that gentleman. Large offers were made to him, in the hope of inducing him to surrender his columns the control ot the Whigs during that campaign, but he rejected them at once. He understood the value ot an independent position, and that he always maintained. On the death of Gen. Harrison, a for tuitous concurrence of circumstances brought the Herald into intimate rela tions with Mr. Tyler, and these relations 8ubslstecV-during.the first three yeara of term. Its influence with the Ad ministration exceeded that of all the other papers in the country, and any reasonable request of Mr. Bennett was readily acceded to by the President. The circulation ot tho paper was largely augmented during these years. He was often furnished with exclusive intelli gence of the intentions of tho Govern ment in advance of his contemporaries, and of this he made the most, taunting them with the superior advantages he enjoyed. He relished this rivalry greatly, and enjoyed the jealousy ot nis competitors who were If ft behind in the race. . Whether the Herald has wrought more g od man evil, l win not under take to say. The problem is beyond my solution. No paper ever published has been more eagerly sought for or had a wider currency. Mr. -Bennett was the best purveyor of news of his day. I should not like to pronounce upon the personal merits ot any man ; but, as Andrew Fairservice said of Kob Koy, " 1 here Are many things ower bad for blessing, and ower gude for ban ning," besides the jieraia. Anaconda of Venezuela. Of ophidians, the great anaconda ser pent is unquestionably the moBt terrific in character of all the reptiles on the American continent. Under the name of eulebra de aqua, the anaconda of Venezuela Kunecles murx- reus) not unfrequently attains the length of twenty, thirty, and even foity feet. It actually swallows animals larger than its own body. The throat may be put unon a stretch to admit a deer or a cow, and the stomach is sufficiently elastic to receive the mass. In gorging a tall stag with antlers, they stick cross wise at the angles of the mouth until decomposition in one direction and pro digious muscular action in another sep arate them from the skull, and then tho remnants of an engulfing carcass slide down for digestion. They only feed occasionally. After successfully swallowing a crushed victim they can go seven months or more without fur ther lood. Their skin is used lor straps when tanned, on account of toughness and durability, in that country, ber- pents inspire a feeling of horror, large or small. There is an instinctive dread of them in all human beings. And yet they fulfill an important mission in the economy of life, indispensable, viewed by the law of equalization or checks and balances in the domain ot nature, " No cows, no cream," was the way n intelligent compositor set up the words " sno cross, no crown." What Happened to a Good Little Boy. There lived once a plan-tier With a son, his only lur. To whom, upon his birthday. A bran new ax he gur. This farmer had a gardi-ing. All filled with apple trees. "Which for the city mar-ki-et lie was trying for to rai-ese. The son he takes the hatchi-et, Quito jolly and jocund. And. going to the apple trees, ile chops them to the gr'und. The farmer called his ser-ri-ents. And ranged tbem in a row; 'Now who has chapped my appel treos. And killed them root and bo?" The servants stand ama-zied. All drawn up in aline; There comes a running up to him ilis young and hopeful sci'n. "I cannot tell a lie, poppar." This truthful boy began. " 'Twas I who chopped your appel trees 'Twas I. your little San." Now. who ye s'pos this buffer was. And who his filial kin ? It was the immortal Bushrod. And the late Q. Washingtin. MOBAb s v Now whoso takes a hatchi-et. And appel trees cuts down. If he lives long enough, will be A great and pious inoun. Why Some are Poor. Cream ts allowed to mold and spoil. Silver spoons are ued to scrape kettles. The scrubbing-brush is left in the water. Bones are burned that would make soap. Nice-handled knives are thrown into hot water. Brooms are never hung up, and are soon spoiled. Dishcloths are thrown wnere mice can destroy tbem. Tubs and barrels are leit in tne sun to dry and fall apart. Clothes are lelt on tne line to wnip to rjioees in the wind. "10 crust is lelt to sour instead oi making a few tarts for tea. Vegetables are thrown away that would warm over for breakfast. Dried fruits are not taken care of in season, and become wormy. Bits of meat are thrown .out that would make hashed meat or hash. Tho cork is left out of the molasses iun. and the flies take possession. 1'ork spoils irom tne want oi sail, and beef because the brine wants scald ing' Coflec. tea. pepper and spices are left to stand open and lose their strength. rotatoes in the cellar grow, and tne sprouts are not removed until they be come useless. The flour is sifted in a wasteful man ner, and the Vread-pan is left with the dough sticking to it. Vinegar is drawn in a tin Dasin, and allowed to stand till both basin and vinegar are spoiled. Cold puddings are considered good for nothing, when often they can be steamed for the next day. Nashville has been enjoying one of the plea?antest. sweetest and most re fined of recollections a tingle combat between a doc and a catamount, each being " thoroughbred and awlul on tho bite." The contestants were chained together, and, after a fifteen minutes' struggle, victory was awarded by the umpire to the dog. The catamount was eighteen inches high, and weighed twenty pounds :' tho dog was a Scotch bull, with a hound crovs, and weighed sixty-two pounds. As the betting was very spirited, it is quite a comfort to know that somebody must haye lost a neat sum ot money. Personal. Brigham Youno is 71. There have been 257 Popes, from St. .reier down. The ex-Prince Imperial of France is going to visit our shores. Burden, of Troy, has made $11,000,000 oui oi iiis patent norsesnoe. Gii.more will establish, in 1874, anoth er jubilee this time, it is asserted, in Chicago. The Archbishop of Canterbury has three palaces belonging to him in virtue ot his position. Mr. Appleton, an American, is Pro fessor of French Law in the University oi Derne, ownzenana. Joseph Ressel, tho inventor of the screw propeller, is to be monumented in Central Park, New York. Thurlow Weed, who has been for some time unwell, is now in the enjoy ment of quite vigorous health. Gen. Williams, of Richmond, Ky., is wearing this summer a pair of linen pants which have reached their forty- ninm year. Charles Francis Adams says he never saw President Grant until alter his ap pointment as Commissioner to attend the Geneva Conference. The Norristown Herald thinks that Walt. Whitman must have been born a poet, for if he had been made he would certainly have been a better one. R. G. Young, Ringgold Young and J. D. Young, of Tallapoosa county, Ala.. recently .tried as Ku-Klux, and sen tenced to the Albany Penitentiary, are sons of the veritable Byrd Young, the riginal " Simon buggs." Judge A. S. Merrikon, the Conserva tive-Democratic candidate for Governor of North Carolina, never took a drink of whisky or brandy, never used tobac co, never swore or used an oath, and knows not one card from another. When Gen. Sherman was in Alexan dria he was asked by a newspaper man his opinion concerning the tombs of Egypt. To which the General replied : ever did care much about tombs. Intend to keep out of my own as long as I can, and do not want to get into other people's." The St. Louis Time records the death in that city, on the 28th, of Sallie Rob erts, colored, at the age of 107 years, and says she was for many years the chief house-servant in the family of President Madison. Finally she was taken to Frankfort, Ky., where she was emanci pated by the venerable father of Frank P. Blair's mother-in-law. Henry Watterson, the editor of the Louisville Courier-Journal, is 32 years old. He is described by a correspondent as a " slight, mild-mannered, half-blind blonde, with m light mustache and im perial, and a quick, decisive way of talk ing and writing, which is impressive or offensive just as his mood is." Watter son is quite as blind as Prescott, the historian, but he manages to get through a great amount of work, by the aid of an amanuensis. He sees his paper to press every morning. In society he is genial and accessible, and is one oi the best amateur pianists in the country. Current Items. Quincy, 111., an egg erect on the little end. New Hampshire consumes the least tobacco of any of the States. A Maryland man has 300 acres of watermelons. Mrs. Plcm, living near Marengo, I1L, extracted a porcupine quill from her body recently, after said quill had 1 lor tv-live years nt p iig rij in the flesh." A Terre Haute lady, aged three score years and ten, has attended every circus within reach since she was five years old. The neatest thing in the suicidal line is to fill your mouth with gunpowder and then chew upon percussion caps until tho explosion comes, tho kind of man who tries this never spoils the adjacent furniture with brains, for ob vious reasons. There is a cat in Terre Haute who should be presented with a season ticket to the Jubilee. He follows brass bands about all day, goes to circuses to hear the music, and sits on the piano whenever any one plays. Visitors to the Coliseum at Boston are disappointed in the amount of noise made by the cnorus ot 2U,uuu veices. The same thing was the case at the Jubilee three years since. The fact is that at least one-half perhaps two- thirds of the chorus are mere figure heads. The chorus is a nice way of playing dead-head. Alabama hires out its convicts to work on the railroads. Each has an iron spiko about eighteen inches long around his ankle, neid Dy a cnain wmcu reaches up to the waist. This contriv ance keeps them from running. They trip and fall whenever making the ex periment. The contractors feed, clothe and guard the convicts, and pay the State forty cents a day for each man's labor. For every six months tney faithfully work on the road a month s taken from their term of imprison ment. The Mormon Misters of Ephraim, Utah, lay aside all the eggs the hens lay on Sunday, and devote the proceeds to paying the tares ot mormons desirous oi emigrating from other nations. This is literally egging them on. The match between the famous Cali fornia stallions, Ajax and Alexander, for $20,000 a side, mile heats, three in five, in harness, came off on the 22d ult.. at Oakland trotting r-am, Oakland. Cal.. Aiax winning in three straight heats best time Z:1'J. A young lady, at an evening party some time ago, found it apropos to use the expression "Jordan is a hard road to travel;" but, thinking it too vulgar, substituted the loliowmg : oreramou latin 2 progression in pedestrian excur sion along the far-famed thoroughfare ol fortune cast up by the banks ot the sparkling river of Palestine, is in deed attended with a heterogeneous conglomeration, of unforeseen dilhcul- I ties. Papers Which will be Free of Stamps after Next October. An internal revenue circular now in preparation gives the following list of papers and documents on which stamp duties will be abolished after the 1st of October next : Contracts for insurance against acci dental injuries. Affidavits. All agreements or contracts, or re newals of the same. Appraisements, of value or damage, or for any other purpose. Assignments of a lease, mortgage, policy, or insurance, or anything else. Bills of exchange, foreign, inland, letters of credit, or anything of that kind now taxed by stamps. Bills of lading and receipts, in the United States or anywhere else. Bills of sale of any kind. Bonds of indemnification of any kind. Bond-adrninistrator or guardian, or anything that has the name of bond in it and now taxed by stamp. Brokers' notes. Certificates of measurment of any thing. Certificates of stock, profits, damage. depositor any other kind of certificate now taxed by stamp. Charter, or its renewal, or a charter- party of any kind. All contracts or agreements. Conveyance, any part of the work of conveying. Indorsement of any negotiable or not negotiable instrument. .Entry, for consumption, warehousing or withdrawal. Gaugers' returns. Insurance policies, contracts, tickets, renewals, etc., (life, marine, inland and fire.) Lease. All through, the lease list is abolished. Legal documents. Writ or other process, contession of judgment, cog novit, appeals, warrants, etc., letters of administration, testamentary, etc. Manifests at custom house or any where else, or for any purpose. Mortgage of any kind. Passage ticket to any part of the world. Pawners' checks. Power of attorney for any purpose. Probate of will of any kind. Promissory note for anything. Protest of any kind. Quit-claim deed. - Receipt. Now generally exempt, and if included in present law in any case, will be hereafter exempt. oheritl s return. Trust deed. Warehouse receipt. Warrant of attorney. Weigher's return of any character. The only stamp-tax retained on any business or legal document, or written paper of any kind, is the two-cent stamp on bank checks. " at of Elections. year I will be held as follows : North Carolina, August 1. Kentucky, August 5. Montana Territory, August 5. Utah Territory. August 5. New Mexico Territory, September 1. California, September 2. Vermont, September 3. Maine, September 9. Colorado Territory, September 10. Dakota Territory, October 8. Indiana, O tober 8. . Iowa, October 8. Nebraska, October 8. Ohio, Octobar 8. Pennsylvania, October 8. South Carolina, October 16. West Virginia, October 24. Alabama, November s. Arkansas, November 5. Delaware, November 5. Florida, November 5. Georgia, November 5. Illinois, November 5. Kansas, November 5. Louisiana, November 5. Maryland, November 5. Massachusetts, November 5. Michigan-, November &. Minnesota November 5. Mississippi, November 5. Missouri, November 5. Nevada, November 5. New Jersey, November 5. New York, November 5. Tennessee, November 5. Virginia, November 5. Wisconsin, November 5. Arizona Territory, November 8. District of Columbia, November 27. The Presidential election will occur in all the States on the 5th day of No of it Foreign Gossip. Rrcentlt tne people waited patiently outside the doors of the theater at Dres den for a space of eleven hours to hear Pauline Lucca sing in " faust. Tat last census of Germany, taken in December, 1871, shows a population of 41,085,616. There is an excessoi 702,di females over the males. Tit first dnilv naner published in England is said to have been published II y ( puuiiui) j - - - - - jn l lu. it was caiieu wo Dailv tlouranU and tne name oi tne prietor was Elizabeth Mallett. The expected Peruvian loan will De one of the largest financial operations of the year in the London market. According to rumor, its amount win nrobablv exceed $150,000,000, nominal. and perhaps reach $200,000,000. An official return presented to the House of Commons states that the waste land of Ireland is 4,259,895 acres. This nnnsists of the area of bog, mountain, and other unreclaimed and waste land, nr, which there was no live stock found nt t.tia last. Annmnration of agricultural statistics, viz., in June and July, 1871t including alBO the roads, rivers, iences, and smaller lakes throughout tne country. There is a cry of distress among the noorer classes of all the capitals of Eu rope irom tne impossiniiiiy m secunug . . , - . i -. : t T 1 : decent nomes in uio ciiitse. xji iwmu it has been absolutely necessary for the police and the Government to interfere on behalf of the poor, while the same evil is assuming such proportions in London that the matter has actually de manded the attention and interference of Parliament. i I Varieties. A pleasant kind of husbandry Re- . moving widows' weeds. A desirable second-hand article A young, rich and amiable widow. Smiggles says that his idea of a grain elevator is realized in rye whisky. Many young men are so improvident that they cannot keep anything but late hours. A clergyman at Waterloo has four boys, the youngest of which is named " Doxology," because he is the last of the hims. A German lately married "says : " Id vas youst so easy as a needle could valk out mit a camel's eye as to get der be hindt vord mit a voomans." A grocer is willing to admit that honest tea is the best policy, but when it comes to coffee, he doesn't believe in running the thing into the ground. The Danbury Newt says that when a couple of young people strongly devoted to each other commence to eat onions it is safe to pronounce them engaged. A New London husband advertises oner cent reward for the return of his eloped wife, but doesn't think 'it worth while to have any one sent after her. When a man comes to an end by leaping out of a third-story window he may be said to have jumped to a conclusion in the most unreasoning manner. - " The only way to effectually destroy' widows' weeds," which seem to thrive in some kinds ot sou, is tor tne hus bandman losay, "Wilt thou 7" They generally wilt., "I am afraid," said a lady to .her husband, " that I am going to have a stiff neck." " Not at all probable, my dear," replied her . spouse, " I have seen strong symptoms of it ever since we were married." Salim is. literally speaking, the " City of Peace ;" which accounts for the fact that in Salem, Mass., forty decrees ot divorce were granted last week. At least eighty of the city's population are thus once more at peace. '- -- Walter, a five-vear-old. was surprised ' breakfast by the presence of a dimin utive egg, served for his Bpecial delecta tion. He thus accounted for the egg's smallness: "Mamma, I think the chicken was learning to lay." A wiTNrss under cross-examination, who had been tortured by a lawyer for several hours, at last asked for a glass . water. " There," said the Judge, , I think you had better let that wit- " ness go now, as you nave pumpea nun dry." - Rev. Mr. Matthews, of Sigourney, , Iowa, recently gave the last of his chil dren away in marriage. The reverend ' gentleman jocosely remarked : " My- . and the old lady are now back where we commenced thirty years ago." : Some nice young men from the Uni- versity, at Normal, HI., were about to , descend a coal Shalt, and exchanged hats for a few moments with a party of r , boys, in order not to soil their own. On ..... j returning, the boys conion t do iouno. . A vouno man who had come into pos session of a large fortune by the death : his brother was asked how he was getting along. "Oh," said he, " 1 am having a oreaaiui time. r nat wiiu gei- . tin it out letters of administration and attending a Probate Court and settling claims, I sometimes wish he hadn't died." . . Little Willie, being told to sit still during a thunder shower, asked what the noise was. He was told by the awe struck lady who had him in charge that was the voice of tiod, and again ad monished to keep still. Bat in spite of this injunction, as another and heavier clap of thunder came, be broke out with : " Why, Miss M., He's a nolierur now." A rural citizen visited a Boston res taurant, heartily enjoyed a cup of de- lic'ous coffee, and was on the point of leaving when asked if be hadn't forgot ten something. He made an examina tion of the table, and -sKt -he. belie vea Tint "Ten cents." was the nextloconic remark. " One of the neighbors said tea and coffee was on the free list now," said the rural citizen, " but I won't be small, 1 swow ; it's worth ten cents," and tendering a very emaciated piece of currency, he left. Englishwomen. Col. T. W. Higginson writes from England to the Woman's Journal : The dispensing of liquors or all kinds seems a feminine prerogative in England. You constantly see their names over street doors as " licensed to keep and retail" strong drinks, and in railway stations and hotel bars they almost lnvanamy preside at too mi. The business of telegraphing in this country seems very largely in the hands of women. I was told that 350 were employed at the main office in Doublin, and 1 met them almost everywhere. Though the telegraph is used less by auuuu vuv - j the press man in America, it is iwm very much more for private purposes costing oniy a niuing ur meuij sent any distance and opens a great sphere of employment. I have repeatedly noticed women steering canal-boats, in turn with their husbands. 1 have seen irom tne rail way girls at work in collieries, and have seen them employed in agricultural la Snail Pastures Near Paris. In the district of Champagne the cul tivators have made good some of their losses by the war in the rearing of snails for the Pans market, where they bring from two to three franks per hundred, and which are known by the name of Champagne oysters, as famous in their way as the oLrasburg patet ae foxe gran. During the summer, alter a neavy oew or rain, the peasants eaten tne snaiu a they crawl out, with house on back, ior a promenade ; contractors buy up tno mollusk, inclose them in a kind of park tat tin them n salads, thyme, mint, parsley, etc. When large enough not to pass through a ring of a certain size, they are fit for the table or are sup posed to be.