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W. H. NASH, Proprietor. ' F . 1 1 GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY J0p1376. XC31BER 14 BANKING. r aHTB8 -Sf&UUDlt A.Q BANK, GALLJPOLIS. EDWARD DELETOMBE, President T JOSEPH HUNT, ; ; Vice-President. JNO. A. HAMILTON, . Cashier. Capital Stock, - - $100,000. DIRECTORS: Edward Deletombe, Jno. A. Hamilton, Reuben Aleshire,' Jos. Hunt, John Hutsinpiller, J. S. Blackaller. Buys Gold, Silver, U. S. Bonds, Cou pons, and Government Securities of all Winds. . Bank open from 9 A. M. to X P. M. JNO. A. HAMILTON, Cashier. - May 7. 1S74. OHIO "VAX-t-vE-TV' BANK, GVIVLU'OLIS, OIIXO. - Ciush Capital, S 1 00,000. Individual Liability, $800,000. A. Hknkixo, President. J. T.IIalliday, Vice President. W. T, MnrruKS, Casliier. DIKECTORS: A. Hsutcino, C Baimy, A. W. Allkmoxo, J. T. nAI-UDAT, Wll. SnOBKB. tgyBuys Gold, Silver, Coupons and Government Bonds at highest prices. Makes collections on all points and Issues Drafts on principal Citieg in the United States and Europe free of Charge to regular Depositors. . Solicits deposits of private as well as corporate funds, anil allows liberal interest on all monies left on specilled time. November 7. 1874. ust. BKMAN, Pres't. E. p. POSTER, S. G. Keller, Vice Pres't. Cashier. CENTRE VI LLE National Bank of tourman, omo. AUTHORIZED CAPITAL, $100,000. BANK OF CIRCULATION, Dis count and Exchange. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Good paper purchased. Drafts on New York, Cin cinnati and other cities for sale. -Bonking hours from 10 to 12 and from 1 to 3. DIRECTORS: L. Jf. Beman, Permelia Wood, B. Nov. 2G, 1874. S. G. Keller, J. C. Gross, P. Porter. MEDICAL. RATHBURN & NORTHUP ETTAVING united in the practice of MEDICINE AND SURGERY, will attend calls in city or country day or night. Office Rathburs 's Drug Store. Dec. 8, 1875. Cm W. S. NEWTON, M. D., -AVIVO resigned the Post-offlce, - H. will devote his whole time to the practice of Medicine and Surgery. Office, adjoining Post-offlce ; residence, on 3d St., two doors aoove state, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO. July 15, 1875. OEHTISTRY! DR. J. R. SAFFORD. Office -2d ST., over J. H. Wejl's Store, p, S. Preserving the Natural Teeth, ? a specialty. March 19, 1874. ATTORNEYS. C. W. WHITE, v C. M. HOLCOMB. WHITE & HOLCOMB, Attorneys at Law, AND REAL ESTATE AGENTS. yPartition of Real Estate, Exami - U':lh3 Pmivatriiniiinir .nil 11 1 1 nauuu ui nnv.i, rwiMLj..i.,.... ineas for Administrators, Executors nil ftnardiang Dromotlv attended to. Special attention given to Collections, . - . f1r,w.t llAiran E. N. HARPER, Attorney at Law, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, - Pensions obtained and Government . Claims prosecuted. Office on Seeond street, one door above Vanden A Son. - March U, 1872. . C. W. BIRD. W. H. C. KCKEB, BIRD So ECKER Attorneys-at-Law, ttallipolis, - - Ohio WILLattend toallbusinessentrusted to tiieir care in Gallia and adjoin ing counties, also in Mason county, "WestVa. . Speciai attention given to Collections, Probate business, etc. Office on Second Street, live doors be low Locust. ' Nov. 12, 1874. tl MRS. D. MAXON 18 THE SOLE MANUFACTURER AND VEN DER OF NEW SOWS Celebrated Remedy for Deafness. Residence, Front St., : : Galupolw,0. t sA constant iuddIv always band. t 26t 1875 HARDWARE. J.M.KerrfcCo. WHOLESALE DEALERS IN . GENERAL Upper corner Public Square GALLIPOLIS, O. J. M. KERB. January 22, 1874. J. W. CHERINOTOX. SADDLES AND SADDLERY. Manufacturer and Dealer in SADDLES, BRIDLES? Harness, Collars, Trace-Chains, Curry-Combs Horse-Brushes, &c. COURT ST., - - GALLIPOLIS, O. tyRepairing promptly attended to. Prices to suit the tiines.j3 July 18, 1874. MILLING. ft ALESHIRE & CO., DEALERS IE Flour. Wheat, ,nill-Fc'd, r. CASH FOR WHEAT. GI1RGK4 ,tt I L. L, , GALLIPOLIS, OHfO Wanted! WHEAT, CQRSASD OATS; 7OB which we will psythehighestmsrkel V Drioes delivered t our Mill or Ware house. Rent Family Flour For Sl stonr Mill. H H K. H NK4I. MARBLE WORKS. on tf MILES & KERR, M&RBIE CUTTEBS AK"D MANUFACT0BEES 0? . MONUMENTS, Tomb-Stones, &c SECOND STREET, ABOVE PUB LIC SQUARE, Gallipolis, Ohio. WE do everything in the line of Marble Outtine on short notice, and reier those who desire ivferenee as to our skill and bility. to our work. iNn.tm. IK i. tt 1875. FALL AND WINTER OIF Millinery and Fancy GOODS. MISS IIATTIE A. ANDREWS rUBLIC SQUARE, 3d door from Court street, Gallipolis, Ohio. A COMPLETE STOCK OF Millinery Goods, Corsets, Kid Cloves, Dress Trimmiugs, Cloaks, Furs, Real and Imitation Hair Goods, Chenilles, Embroideries and Laces, Braids, Zephyr Worsteds, Floss and Canvas always on hand. Stamping for Embroidery or Braid ing, and Pinking done to order on short notice. Agent, in Gallipolis, for the sale of E. BUTTERICK & CO.'S PATTERNS OF GARMENTS, and their celebrated SHEARS AND SCISSORS. Miss nATTIE A. ANDREWS, Public Square, 3d door from Court St, Gallipolis, Ohio. MIL LI NEBT. ' MRS. J. HOWELL, . DEALER IN MILLINERY GOODS , WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. HJ-Orders solicited and promply and caremuy nneu. COURT STREET. Between 2d and 3d, - Gallipolis, 0 May 7th, 1874. MILLINERY. Hiss ALICE HILL, Has removed her MILLINERY estab lishment to CREUZET BLOCK, on SECOND STREET, a few doors east of Court, where her friends are Invited to calL . " . October 22, 1874. Wanted: AT HOGS ! at all seasonsofthe year r also, Turkeys ana Chickens. A. NEWTON. Feb. 12, 1874. . GROCERIES, &C. CHARLES SEMON, Wholesale and Retail Dealer In Groceries, Confectionariea, Provision, &c, COURT ST., BET. SECOND A THIRD, GALLIPOLIS, OHIO, Respectfully asks the citizens of Gallipo lis to call at his establishment and exam ine his stock of GROCERIES, Consisting of all articles to be found in a FAMILY GROCERY STORE. My stork of CONFECTIONERIES arc large and complete ; such as Candies, Cakes, Nuts, Fruits, &c. By strict attention to business, selling at small protits, I hope to merit a share of public patronage. " OYSTERS by the can and half can of the best qualitv, and warranted to be fresh. COUNTRY PRODUCE ot all kinds wanted, for which the highest market price will be paid. 1 C. SEMOX. WHOLESALE GROCERS. HEXKIXfi, ALLEHOSG & CO., Wholesale Grocers AND DEALERS IN Produce, Provisions and ' Liquors, GALLIPOLIS, - - - - OHIO. Jan. 1.1, 187C ly O Y S T E R SI JIRESn OYSTERS just received, at S. GOETZV CORNER OF GRAPE AND THIRD STREETS. The very best quality of FRESH OYS TERS are received by Mr. Gorrz every moruiLg. This is the place. S. .GOETZ. Nov. 5, 1S74. tf THE RED FLAG! HE PLACE FOR EVERYBODY! WWW CQQBSf CALL TnP03ST i l .a. a- a- FOR YOUR Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Ac. Supplies large and prices low. WANTED, for cash or in exchange for good, all kinds of eonntry produce, such as butter, eggs, urieil fruits, lard, tallow, beans, &c, &c. Store-rSecontl street, between ueuar and Ixx-ust, sign of the Ked r lag. Dee. 10. 1874. A. B. Clark. A. B. Clark. J. C. Kerr. A. B. & A. R. CLARK & CO., (Successors to A. B. CLARK & BRO.,) Wholesale Crocers AND COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Ho. 39 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. January 1, 1873. ly REMOVAL! R. H. GATES, WATCH REPAIRER, DELETOMBE'S ROW, Between Menager's Corner and Card's Art Gallery. April 15. 1875. Rodney Enterprise! NEW STORE, But an old Merchant. J. L. Williams OFFERS a general stock, such as adapted to the demands in a conn- try store. He proposes to keep a good assortment and solicits the custom in the section about RODNEY. He will exchange for country produce at market rates. tCome and see me. Oct. 7,1875. Meats, &c. A. NEWTON, ' BUTCHER and Dealer In Fresh Meats, will keep constantly hand Hams, Shoulders and Side MEAT; Lard, Dried Beef, Smoked Tongue?, Bologne Sausage, and Poultry. February 5, 1874. "UNCLE SAM'S A HUNDRED." AN ANTICIPATORY CENTENNIAL ODE. Oh! ye powers! what a roar, Such'wa never heard before Thundering from shore to shore: "Uncle Sam's a hundred." Cannon boom and trumpets bray. Fiddles squeak and fountains play Tis his great Centennial dav : "Uncle Sam's a iiunarea." Stalwart men and puny boys, Maids and matrons swell the noise, Ev'rv baby lifts its voice: "Uncle Sam's a hundred." Xervons folks, who dote on Quiet, Though they're half distracted by It, Can't help mixing in the riot: "Uncle Sara s a nunureu. Brutes that walk and birds that fly, On the earth or in the sky, ( Join the universal cry: "Uncle Sam's hundred." Well, suppose he Is what then? Don't let's act like crazy men. 3tut we take to fooling when "Uncle Sam's a hundred?" There he stand our modern Sanl Head and shoulders above all ; Yet, "Pride goes before a fall." E'en though one's a linnureu. "What's a hundred in our day?" Foreign Unc.e Sams will say; '-Let us sit and watch the play He is but a hundred. "Granted he's a shapely youth- Fair and ruddy yet, forsooth ! He's too young and that's the truth ! Only just a hnmireo. . "When he's twice as old, pard'e! 'Twill be easier to foresee What will be his destiny, Aow he s a hundred. "When he's played Ids boyish pranks, Should he seek to join our mnks We'll reflect. But now no tiiaiiKS : Why, he's but a hundred. ' Yes, our uncle's years are few; He it young the" charge Is true; Let us' keep that fact in view. Though he counts a nunureu. Don't let's tempt him to Ignore Warnings that have gone oeiore; Perils botli bv sea aud shore, Now that he's a hundred. Let us strive with earnest heart, Each of us to do his part, So that he may 'scape the smart, Seeing he's a liumlreu. And with solemn, grateful thought, Of the deeds that he has wrought, Guided, cherished, favored, taught Till he's reached a huudreii. Let us, as we vaunt his worth, Mingle soberness with mirth. While we shout to an tne e.irin, "Uncle Sam's a hundred." New York Evening Post. "NOT A DROP MORE, DANIEL." 113 L." on Daniel Akin bad .become. J ?on- firmed drunkard. So fully nad lie come under the dominion of the hot tie that he was perfectly miserable when he could not obtain the means of gratifying his thirst. He had neglected his family until Ins wife s father had taken her and the chil dren to the paternal roof. He had spent all his substance in drink and was kept from the poor-house only oy performing menial services for his food and by the kindness oi i nomas Edgartoii. a member of the society of Friends, who had known him from his youth, and who had a strong hope that, in the course of time, he would see his folly and turn again into the right path. Hoskins. the leading liquor seller of the place, had let him have drink so long as his money lasted, but would trust him no longer. He was lounging about the saloon one bright moonlight evening, pleading with the keeper to trust hiin for a drink. His reply was sharp and unfeeling: "j?ot a drop more, Daniel!" He remained a while longer and then left As the cool air . of the evening fell upon him he, all at once, gave utterance to his feelings in the following strain: "'Not a drop more, Daniel.' Am I drunk or am I sober? I am sober. 'Not a drop more, Daniel.' Did Hoskins think a drop would hurt me? No; but my money was gone. He has got all; got everything I had even the Bible my mother gave me. He has got the boots which my wife, with her own earnings, bought for Jennie. 'Not a drop more, Daniel.' Daniel, what say you to that? I say so, too. I once had good clothes, but now I have nothing but rags. 'Not a drop more, Daniel,' till I have clothes again as good as when Mary and I were married. 1 once had a good watch, but that, too, is gone! 'Not a drop more, Daniel,' till I havi a horse and buggy as good as I once had. I onee had cows that furnish ed my family, with butter and cheese, but Hoskins has got them. 'Not a dron more. Daniel ' till those cows or others as good, are mine again. I once had this wallet full of bills; but now not a cent have I got. 'Not a drop more, Daniel,' till this wallet is well filled again." Bv this time he had reached the Dlace where he formerly resided, ana - . . ... lean i nff up against the fence, he mused a long time in silence. He viewed the desolate place by the light of the moon, and his eyes ranged over the house and farm, once his own. He then said to himself: "Once I owned this house and farm, Here I was born. Here my father and mother died. I was the pride of their hearts; but I brought down their gray hairs with sorrow to the grave! , Here I began my married life, and all that heart could wish was mine. Here Mary and I took com fort together till Hoskins came and opened his rum-shop, and now he calls it his. In that south room my children were born, and there my Jennie died. O, how sorrowful she looked when she saw me take her boots and start for the store to pawn them for rum, . while she lay sick upon the bed. And then,, how she begged me never to strike her mo ther again ! I can see her now her paleface, her wasted form; but she cannot come to me again. . And . O, my wire, pow shamefullv I abused her! If fas not yonr Daniel that did it. Nt, it was Hoskins' accursed rum! N4 wonder von was taken away from me by those who loved you and would not see yon abnsed. Theywon have me in the house; they won't let me live with yon. 'Not a drop more, Daniel,' till this house is tnine, again. , 'Not a drop more, Daniel,' till these broad acres are again n my possession and my wife and children that areKvingare in yonder rooms and we are a happy family onee more. 'Not a drop more, Daniel.' Help me, my God, tilt all these things are accomplished! I thank youf Hoskins, for these words. I shall not, forget them." . He had become so "much .occupied with his thoughts and spoken in a tone so loud, that he had not noticed the wagon which had reaohed the road, in which was seated the kind hearted Quaker before mentioned. He stopped his horse an 1 heard dis tinctly the, language Daniel used. As he closed his soliloquy, he turned and saw Thomas Edgerton, who said: "Daniel, does thee mean to keep thy vow?" . "Yes, friend Edgerton, I do." . "Thee has promised a great many times thee'd drink no more. What makes thee think thee will keep thy vow Mistime?" "I kuow, friend Edgerton, I have often vowed I would drink no more. But now I feel different from what I ever felt before; my heart is almost broken and I feel my weakness; and I believe God will help me this time.' ' "God grant that it may be so. Daniel, get in and take a seat. Thee must be hungry; go home with me." On the w$y the Quaker drew out of him all tliat has been written, and he advised him to go to California. He told him to go to New York and work his way round the Cape. He decided to do so. The Quaker kind ly promised to furnish him with suit able clothing. "Thee would like to see thy wife and children before thee goes?" "I should but they have become so estranged from me; if I went, perhaps the)- would not believe me. I think it would be better they should not know where I am. I want to sur prise thera and.hope to do so be coming back a sober man, and with money enough to make them coin fortable. I prefer that you and your wife should 1e the only persons in the place who shall know where I am or what I am doing." . Thus, while riding toward the quiet fam-ipuse of the Quaker; the otVi tliiivrrv w.u a rtvi n VP A. When ThereScfifiillW fkfiu Itw horse was' put into the barn, and they entered the house. As they seated them selves before the lire, the Quaker said to his. wife: Amv, tliee can put on another plate. Daniel will stay with us a few days, aud then he is going to Califor nia. The good Quaker fell confident Daniel would keep his word this time. At the end of a few days everything was in readiness. I he old horse was harnessed and, before daylight, Daniel Akin was on his wa' to the railway station. He had not been m the village since the night when the words, "Not a drop more, Daniel," were uttered. He was missed from his customary haunts; but it was supposed he had gone on a spree, so nothing was thought of his absence. No inquir ies were made, for all were glad that he was missing and cared not for his return. He had been gone somewhat more than a year, when the Quaker was in the store of Hoskins and wished to hire a pasture for the coming season. "I have one I will let you nave free, if you will put up the fences on the place," said Hoskins. "Where is itr asked tne tuaKer. "It's on the Akin farm," was the reply. "If thee will let it at tnai rate. thee must have let it get out of re pair." "It is, indeed. 1 can not leave tue store to look after it The house is poor, and the family that lived in it last were too guiltless to nuy wooii. so they burnt up all tne fences; in fact, I would rather sell it than rent it" "What will thee take for itf in quired the Quaker. "It cost me i,ouu. "Yes; but thee paid in goods, and charged thine own price for them." "To be sure I did. - Akin could not get trusted anywhere else, and I felt that I was running a great risk n letting him have the goods, so I charged accordingly; just as any body else would have done under the circumstances, "But thee has not told me what thee will take for the place. I will give thee $800 for it, if that is any object to thee.". Hoskins thought long enough over the matter to conclude that the interest of S800 was far better for him than a farm for the use of which he realized scarcely anything, and at last said, "You can have it "Very well, Hoskins, thee can make out the deeds to-morrow, and thee shall have the money. By-the- by, does thee know what has become of Daniel Akinr "No; lie has not been in the village for more than a year; at any rate l have not seen him." We may here tell the reader some thing that Hoskins did not know. The Quaker hail that day received a letter from Daniel Akin, saying that he was at the mines hard at work and stickmg to his motto, "mot a drop more, Daniel;" that he had laid un a few hundred dollars ana ae sired him to inquire what the place he once owned could be bought for, Mr. Edgerton had taken the method above mentioned to find out the views of Hoskins respecting the place; so confident was he that Dan iel Akin would come home a sober man, with money in his pocket, that he had ventured to purchase -the place, to kep for him till his return. He wrote to Akin, informing him.; what he had done; and. about three months after he received - a . letter from him-stating that he, had sent by express $500 in gold to a banker in New York, with orders to sell it and remit the proceeds to him, to go to ward the money for the farm. Gold at that time commanded a high premium, and the $500 became $500 before it reached the hamts of friend Edgerton. Akin -requested him to draw np a iKmd giving the whole property to hi, wife Mary, ti have it duly recorded aud left with the register of deeds. . ' In his -letter" he said:- "If per chance, I should ever break my reso lution, I shall have secured a home for my wife and children. I prefer, however, that they should not know anything of this for the present If I live to come home, I will give Mary the deeds with my own hands; if not you can do it Now that the farm is bought yon had better stock it for I still stick to my motto, "Not a drop more, Daniel." Another year passed away. By this time friend Edgerton had stoc Ic ed the farm , with young cattle and sheep, the fences were put in repair, and everything but the house wore a tidy appearance. Another remit tance came, which paid for all the stock and left an overplus with which "to repair the house. Carpenters were busy, and villagers who happen ed to pass that way found that ex tensive repairs were going on; still no one presumed to question the Quaker with respect to his plans. These repairs completed, furniture found its way thto the house. A yoke of oxen were seen on the farm. The villagers were astonished to nee the Quaker driving an elegant horse and riding in a new buggy. He re ceived this short note one day: . "I have arrived all safe and sound. Please go and get Mary and the chil dren." Friend Edgerton rode over to the next town ami called on Mary's fa ther, and invited her anil the chil dren to go home with him and make a visit. The invitation was accept ed and they returned with the Quaker to his house. On ,the afternoon of the next day, he said: , "Mary, I want to go to the railway station. Thee and the children can stay with Amy." He went down to the station and fetched Daniel and lclt him nt his own house, where he had previously conveyed some provisions, and where h-wo pa the night It was dark when friend Edgerton reached his home. Next morning friend Edgertou said to Mary: "Mary, I suppose thee has heard I have bought thy old place? I have got it fitted up, and the children shall ride over after breakfast and see it. I think thee will like it." They rode over, and Mary was sur prised to see the changes which had taken place. They looked over the lower rooms first; and over the mantel-piece in the sitting room was a frame, and under the glass, in large gold letters were these words: "NOT A DROP MORE, DANIEL." Mary, on reading these words said. "0, friend Edgertou, if Daniel could have saia these words and stuck to them, this beautiful plaee might have Still been his. "Then thee don't know where Dan iel is?" asked the Quaker. "No, I have not heard anything of him for more than three years. "Thee would like to see him, would thee not?" . "O yes indeed I should." "Let us walk up stairs." As they went up the front stairs Daniel slipped down the back ones and took bis stand in the front room. When thev returned, Mrs. Akin no ticed a stalwart man standing iu the room with his hack to the door, and started back for an instant The Quaker said : "It s a friend, Mary." Daniel turned around; but in the man with the heavy beard and mus tache Mary did not recognize her husband. Daniel advanced to the step where Mary was standing and, in a voice tremulous with emotion, exclaimed: "Don't you know me, Mary?" We leave the reader to imagine what the meeting was. tnend Ed gerton said be must go and see Amy, and, addressing himself to Mary, said : "Mary, this house aud farm are thine. Daniel has got the papers and will give them to thee. Thee can stay as long as thee likes; thee will live happily once more, ior mat pointing to the frame oyer the mantel-piece ;Not a drop more, Daniel," . . 1 Ml l. I is Ins motto now, ami win ue t"s as he lives." Dauiel and his wife fell on their knees before the Lord. Their pray ers were mingieu wiui many w;ars, but in their future lives those prayers were found to be answered. Several" years have passed away sincethe above events have occurred. and Daniel Akin, now an earnest Christian man. still sticks to bis motto, "Not a drop more, Daniel. The Spanish Pear of Nuremburg. [Nuremburg Correspondence of the Newark Advertiser.] On the ground-floor is the torture room, and some of the instruments, mostly Spanish, which were once used tlure. I will not stop to de scribe but one of them, a "Spanish pear," so called from its shape. It was thrnst into the mouth, then screwed open until it fitted tightly, the screw tearing open the throat; all this to keep the wretched victim from screaming while the other instru ments of torture were being applied. Advertiser.] AMUSING THE PRINCE. The Jugglers of Madras—Feats of Athletic Girls. [Madras Correspondence London Telegraph.] graph. , In a city so famous for jugglers, snake-charmers, acrobats and cheva liers d'industrie generally, ladf nnd istne generally, ladij who live b their wtv ipular sJensjTthe 3 parent I vif gentlemen the most pop and whoapparen living, it weary Prince of ual to stav Ion?" i feats "of skill dering Madra -sec- Thursday heing open day,re selected toitv ! es this kind. "Tiietown lost the nomad Government House garden received them. Let us look at the savage who appears to make the dried skin of the cobra live. It is a favorite trick you may see it done twenty times a day in the streets of Madras. You may examine the apparatus closely every time, and watch the operation as carefully as you please, yet you cannot detect the modus operandi. The performer hands you a little flat wicker basket some eight inches in diameter, and asks yon to inspect it while he folds the cobra skin, which you have previously well ex amined, into a square, leaving only the tail unfolded. So soon as you have given the basket back the jug gler places it on the ground, in full view, anil nuclei- the lid puts the fold ed part of the serpent's skin, the taiti being in your sight all the while. Yon may, at this stage, lift the lid once more to see that nothing but the Lserpent's skiu is in the basket alter which you must rest content. A white cloth is taken by the man aud placed over the basket after having been well shaken so that you may be assured nothing is in it A pipe is produced, and with a horrible noise, similar to that always made by snake charmers, and not unlike the sound a cracked aud badly made bag pipe would emit made. No one , goes near the cloth or basket, except the almost naked man, who cannot hide any live suake in his sleeves, for the simple and suIhVicnt reason that he has neither sleeves imr jacket, nor, indeed, any other kind of cloth ing than a small waist cloth, which would ceilainly be a most inconven ient hiding .place for a lively young cobra. Theslieet is lilted, you hx.k at the basket and st-e the tail of a living snake being gradually drawn into it and on the lid being opened a most distinctly energetic serpent is discovered. No sooner, is it stirred than it rise on its tail, spreads out its hood. and strike, .with its fangs and tongue at the charmer. No one would care to examine that basket now, with a cobra tour feet long ma king vicious snaps at the juggler. The charmer takes good care that the snake comes near von. for with a dextrous movement lie seizes the rep tile by the head, and holding it in one hand comes to you with the bas ket in the other, while you put a ru pee into the receptacle, if only to in duce ii i in to go away. The snake gone, a stout strong young girl comes forward, makes a deep obeisance, and then stepping buck, throws a man weighing tully eleveu stoue over her shoulders. Nor does she stop here, for she seizes her victim once more, places him crosswise on her back, and then tosses him into the air as though he were made of feathers, and not a broad- shouldered human being, turning backward on her feet she picks up straws with her eyelids; tnrows sunimersaiilts,and lifts weights which would astonish the ordinary London acrobat While she is thus perform ing, jugglers are changing pebbles iuto birds, birds into eggs, eggs into plants; men thread beads with their tongues, join innumerable pieces of cotton into one long cord, keep half a score of knives in the air at once, throw cannon balls with their toes, and spin tops on the ends of twigs. Pandemonium reigns, the clatter is unbearable, and one is compelled, as was the Prince, to dismiss the tribe of vagrants without further delay. CI 1 ' Pound Parties. [New York Correspondence Louisville Courier-Journal.] This is a new thing and takes well, and by such an entertainment some r...n;i;u oronnminT into notice, rtoiiic time ago William H. Vanderbilt's daughter married Elliott Sheppard; butI have not heard much of this pair till their recent "pouud party" brought them into notice. The rule ,..iuiriix is that each guest si all brin- package of one ,S.und s,,r. " ,. '?... ...?..-; t.l.i..or weiglli, uu. .ucu Vv. ...,;...0 that has a ... Inn fifTK lrl!l!7 a ivnnn d of coffee, another a book weighing a pound, etc. At a part of the entertainment these are sold at auction, and the proceeds are given to charity. As the contents are un known the opening of the parcels adds to the amusement On this oc casion the bidding was very liberal, and the sum of $1,500 was realized. Some of the prices were surprising. One fellow ran a parcel up to $2., and found he had a pound of mince meat Another parcel brought $20, aud was round to contain cigars. The entire amount was appropriated to the Young Woman's Christian Asso ciation, which is a new but very de serving ooject Among the guests on this occasion were Mr. and Mrs. Win. II. Vanderbilt and the laraiiy was largely represented. A story is told of two Vermont farmers who are not Grangers. They induced their wives to join and re port before they would commit them selves. - Now, when they will, they can not Two blackballs greet every annlication. Meanwhile the wivesgo reornisrlv and triumphantly to every meeting or the grange, ana the men . i . i , t - stay at home to mind the babies. Naked for Forty Years. Incredible as the following ms4 appear, it is an authentic fact, in ' which hundreds can bear testimony: About forty years ago a young man named Wilson, residing near the town of Perth, conceived the. lunatic idea of leading a hermit's life. The . youth had from his early age showed symptom of derangement, and this- - proceeding oa his part wajit)t con- - idered strange by his friend.-.- .The hosen place ot itis hermitage was it three-quarters of a mile from arentil homestead, in the recess . ..vr.-k., ..... IHiM, -lirM 41. jpojj oyiofc, Thich he used as a -Ijdi.-to sleep i fa.' -Diverting him- ' Afrefr of all his "clothing he has ever' I otn.'A mmainiul yiu.Ia . I. " " - Mn, ,m hue ctrp- tion of a tattered remnant of a shirt, which his fancy leads him to retain. In this nude state, for forty years, he has lived., walking in the depth of winter through the snow; and yet he has never been known to have re ceived a frost bite. When he re quires a drink he walks deliberately into the river, it mattering not to him what season of the year it may be, and wades out till the water reaches his waist and then he stoops and quenches his thirst His food is brought to him. by his frionds. and when given to him i's eaten with the' voraciousness of an animal, which he now resembles more than man, his body being, as heavily coated with hair as that of a cow. He nev er show a daugerous disositioii,"nd chatters in monosyllables. When per sons cross his path he invariably Jegs tobacco, for which he has an evident, partiality, mid in chattering tones will utter "bacca" until his request is answered. His hair is long, gray, and unkempt, falling over his shoul ders, aud his beard,, which is similar, reaches down below his waist He is uow between liO and 70 years of age, and possibly the only living being ever known to have lived year after year perfectly naked and exposed to all inclemencies of weather which mark our Canadian winters. A Bibulous Court. At a recent trial in the Elko Coun ty Court, savs the Nevada Silver Slate, our friend Bischoff, of the Humboldt Brewery, was called as a witness. Mr. Bischoff is one of the "solid men" of Elko, where he has been in business since the town was started iu the winter of 135S. Upon being sworn, Counsellor Iiand, one of the attorneys in the c isc, who, by the way, is an old resi lcut of Elko, said: "Mr. Bischoff, where do yon reside?" "Where I reside? What for you ask me such foolish dings? Yoit drink at -my place more as a hundred times." "That has nothing to do with the case on trial, Mr. Bis choff; state to the jury where you re side." "I)e shurry ! de shurry ! Oh, by jiminy! ofery gentleman on dis siiurry has a string of marks on my cellar door just like a rail-fence." His Honor here interfered in the counsellor's behalf, and in a calm, dignified manner requested the wit ness to state where he resided. "Oh, excuse me, sluulge; you drinks at my blace so many times and pays me notings, I dinks yon know old Bis choff vat keeps the brewery." No Use for Wood. From the Detroit Free Press. The other afternoon a sharp-featured woman nearly six feet high, camo into the city on the Grand Riv er road with about three eighths of a cord of red oak stove wood piled on a one-horse wagon. The wood was so green that Liie sap exuded and froze to ice; and those in search of wood gave her load looks of contempt and scorn. She halted near the Cass Market and waited there mora than nn hour. She seemed to be getting discouraged when along came a little resident of the Cass farm, and asked her the price of the wood. She said she'd take "Three dollars for less'n half a cord or green oak wood !" he exclaimed. "Is this green wood?" she asked as she threw the blanket off her feet. "Green as wa ter," he replied. "It is your opinion that I lie about this wood, is it?" she t asked as she let herself down to the ground. "I don't say that," he an swered, as he looked up at her, "but I do say ." "Yon do say that this is green wood, do you?' she in terrupted, letting the old bed-quilt drop from her shoulders. "I say, madam, that that ." "Yon say what?" She was a head the tallest She didn't look harmonious out of her eves." Fifty years of battling with the world might have rendered ! her desperate Ihe little man thou: of all these things as a crowd be The little man thought gan ..,,., ,! h- snft.lv renliedt , w S""1"! " J r -- "Madam, I am no judge or wood. My people Tor three generations past have used nothing but coal, and I thought this was a load or anthracite or I wouldn't have stopped!" The Louisville Courier-Journal tells the sad story or the Democratic party thu sly: "Yesterday the Democratic party stood on rising ground. It was the Republican party that was down and divided. To-day the relative condi tions are reversed. Democrats are at cross purpose; Republicans are confident and jubilant." A al'uhikh of Lucius W. Pond, the Worcester forger, has been for several months employed in a restau rant in that city, where the table waiters are women, voluntarily work ing out a debt of $100 owed by her father to the proprietor of the res taurant Although brought np to the use of the elegancies and luxu ries of life, this young lady shows & nice sense of honor, a modicum of which would have saved her father ' rrom a criminal s laws anu m lanmy t . j : . I from disgrace.