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HmaMBoreH. ohio. THUKSDAY, - JAN. 20, 1876. SOMETHING LEFT UNDONE. BY TONY. Sitting thinking it rloM of day. ' The red nres burning fast away, f all words spoken, mnd Uwe not) , ' Of il things done, nod all forg l; In sight of thsse my striving ma Vain as the rising tide's bright gleam, ' ' ' That erw strives higher to reach, . , But never loirs beyond the beach ; Aud always with the setting sun There's erer something left undone. I mingle with the festive throng. And with light heart and happy song I try to wile the hours away. To lose my sadness and be gay. , I watch the fleeting, dancing feet, 1 list to words that might be swet L, But with the last entrancing strain My soul asks me, " V; here is thy gsln V . I know that with the day's short run There's something lelt that's all undone. The hoars, the days, the weeks go by, Peep snows over the daisies lie : Each fading aun brings me the thought. What to Thes hare I this day brought t My heart is heavy In my breast, , With the dead flowers I long to rest ; But with the spring-time's joyous glow 1 gain courage my way to go. And pray with earnest heart to One That nothing 1 may lean undone. As o'er mr head the years pass by, And o'er ray brow theil sorrows fly, 1 may look back and view them not With Tain n grot, but thank my lot That H was granted nie to do What best 1 might, and what I knew Was mine to finish ; and the rest For those who it might do the best. And I may know what 1 begun Is at the uist by me well done. Ckioiffo Jmter-Ocem. A BOX OF DIAMONDS. [Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News.] Well, as I xaid before, as it's Christmas r ve, I don't mind telling yott the story. It's a good many years ago not? since it happened, before the days of the mail companies, and Glasgow c'ippers, when a man had to make bis will and set hi: house In order before putting his foot on board ship; and when once yon had passed the Eddjstone, it was almost a ' hundred to one against you ever setting foot again in ol 1 England. However, here I am, laid np like an old hulk fir the re mainder of my days, with nothing to fall back upon but my memories of the past ; and sad memories some of them are, you may stake your life. I was a young man then, and had been knocking about in the Brazils and the West Indies everv where in South America, I may say, for 1 believe I made one of the first parties of Englishmen to cross the Andes from Valparaiso to Buenos Ayrcs, no light feat in those days, I can tell you. I was a doctor by profession, and many a time, by the exercise of my professional tkill, I have saved my own scalp among the savage Indians of the Pampas. I am not going, however, to tell yeu anything about the Indians now some other time, perhaps a slice of lemon 1 Thank you and sugar; that'll do. Now for my story: As I said "before, I had been knocking around a good deal in .South America, and shipped as doctor on board of an old tub of a trader leaving: Kio Janeiro, homeward bound for Bristol, with a full c irgo and a couple of cabin passengers. - The Good Hope was commanded by Captain McFarlane, a hard-headed old Scotchman. John Williamson first mate, and a crew of thirteen, all told, made up of Englishmen, Dutchmen, Swedes, and a couple of niggers, one of whom was the steward's mate. We sailed on the 14th of December, a blazing hot day, with scarcely a breath of wind to fill the sails; but the captain was anxious to get away, as Yellow Jack was in port, and he had. no mind to keep knocking his heels in quarantine any longer than he could help. We had, however, hardly got clear of Baza Island when a breeze sprung np, and we were soon bowling along as fast as the old ship could be made to step along, all studding sails set, and, 8) far. a clean bill of .health on board. On the 21st, however, I was sitting forward getting a breath of air and smok ing my pipe when Bete, the steward's mate, came up and summoned me aft to see one of our two cabin passengers, Mr. William Grierson, who had been very unwell duriiig the bijiht, and began to be afraid that be was in for a touch of the fever. I went aft and saw him, but there did not appear to be any very alarming symptoms just at present, so I prescribed some cooling medicine and left him. - . He was, however, worse the next day, and the next, yet it was not a case of yellow fever, and there was something in the symptoms that, I am not ashamed to say, fairly baffled me. On the 21th he was so much worse that I began to be seriously alarmed, and communicated my fears to the captaiu. " It is not yellow fever, of that 1 am sure." - - " What is it then, Doctor V " Well, to tell the truth, I can hardly say. Nothing that I can adminitter seems to do him any good, and he is evi dently sinking rapidly." " Humph f ' said the captain, " mys terious, to say the least of it. Does he know of bis condition V. The conversation was cut short by t'ue arrival of Pete, who informed us that Mr. Grierson had been seized with a sudden and alarming access of pain, and was apparently dying, adding that the patient wanted to see me at once and alone. . In obedience to the summons I went below, and having shut the cabin door and administered the necessary remedies, asked the dying man (for there could be little doubt he was dying) the reason for bis wishing to see me. " I wish to see you because I feel that I am dying, and I can put of! no longer what I winti to say, if it is to be said at all," responded the patient feebly. " Fetch me that box from off the top of my sea-chest and listen " I brought it, a small oblong mahogany box, and laid it by his side upon the coverlet, and Mr. Grierson laying his hand upon it and at the same time de t idling a key from a chain by which it was suspended around his neck, with which bis fingers played nervously during his recital, continued : "I am a murderer. . Ay 1 you may stare, and think that my mind is wander ing, but it is the truth. Twenty-five years ag twenty-five years of misery I committed the deed which I am now in the presence of my Maker about to confvss. I was a clerk in a banking-house in London, and the facilities and oppor tunities for peculation offered me were too much for me to withstand, but cir cumstances occurred which convinced me that discovery could hardly be much longer delayed, and I was casting about how to make my escape while there was yet time. Just at this juncture one of the senior clerks in the house had to be sent down to Bristol in charge of a very large sum of money in gold, and I was deputed to accompany him to guard the treasure. In those times matters were differently conducted from what they are in the present day, and we had to "take the money in a box, strongly secured and sealed with us by the mail-coach, which started from one of the old inns in the city for the west of England. There was the sum of two thousand guineas in the box, and tbe idea suggested itself to my mind that if I could become master of such a sum I could get clear away by some ship leaving Bristol for foreign parts before the bank could become aware of the fact of my escape. But how tj get rid of my companion. Briefly, for I feel my strength sinking, and I must hurry forward to the end of what I have to tell you. I procured poison which I rrared into the leathern bottle in which carried my refreshment on the road, and, watching my opportunity, offered it to him to drink. He sank back in a corner of the coach and in a few minutes was a corpse. Emptying the remaining contents out the window, and placing the dead man in such an attitude as would lead people to suppose he had died naturally in his sleep, 1 hailed tbe guard with every simulation of trepidation, and stopped the coach. The outside pas sengers got down, and a scene of great excitement occurred. At the next vil lage, the local doctor, .who. as it hau- pened, was a man of no great skill, was sent lor, ana dexterously insinuating to him that I had known my companion to have suffered from heart disease of some years' standing, with many compliments to the professional acumen of the doctor himself, that worthy was not long in pro Kuncing it a sudden death from disease of the heart ; and I was suffered, in view of my representations as to the urgency of my mission to Bristol, to proceed on my'journey. This is the bare outline of my crime, the details would only weary you, and my time is short. I succeeded in leaving England and reaching Brazil, where I have amassed a fortune. That fortune is within the box which lies be neath my band." He paused, for a violent spasm seized him, and it wax not for some time that I could recover him sufficiently to enable him to proceed. Raising himself in bed with difficulty, he unlocked the box, and disclosed an array of unset diamonds, whose brilliancy fairly dazzled me. 'Here are 50,000 worth of dia monds," continued Mr. Grierson. "I have converted all my fortune into these gems, and these 1 intend to intrust to your care. Take this box at once to your own cabin and return to me for your in structions as to the disposal of the con tents." I hesitated, but he was imperative. " Not a word. . I am dying fast and I implore you to accede to my last re quest." -' I took tbe box, locked it, and left the cabin. - As I opened the door I ran up against Tete. " What the devil are you doing hereT" "Nothing, Massa." I passed on along tbe main deck to ward my cabin forward, and on my way I met Captain McFarlane. " How is your patient, Doctor V " Dying, I fear. He can not last long." I passed on, and depositing the box in a place of safety, returned. Grierson was rapidly sinking, and in a few broken sentences he instructed me as to the dis posal of his property. Ten thousand pounds was to go to the bankers, Messrs. Holt and Wardly, of Lombard street, and the balance to the family of the murdered man, whose name was given me, and whose representative I pledged my word to do my best to discover. Finally, binding me over not to dis close what I had just been told, except to the parties named by him in his dying request, Grierson relapsed into a state of partial insensibility, from which I in vain attempted to rouse him, and before half an hour had elapsed the unhappy man was no more. Going on deck, I communicated the news to the captain, who gave tbe neces sary directions as to the funeral, which took place next day ; and once more we were plunging our wi'.y through the blue water as if nothing had happened. I was an altered man. The strange commission with which I had been in trusted weighed on my mind. Over and over again in the stillness of the night I opened the box of diamonds, and gazed at the brilliancy of the gems. What proof was there that they were not mine; tbe box with its brass plate bearing the owner's came could be destroyed in a moment, and then over and over again tbe devil whispered to me, but, thank God, I resisted tbe temptation. I would fulfill the trust confided to me, and I prayed fervently for strength to resist the evil promptings of my baser self. One day I sat alone, the box unlocked on mv table, gazing with an irrepressible curiosity, which I was unable to control,! on tbe jewels which scintillated witn a devilish luster before my dazed vision. The door suddenly opened and Captain McFarlane entered. " I beg your pardon, Doctor ; didn't know you were engaged." But before I could close the box or reply his eye had caught the shimmer of the brilliants. ' "'Hallo I what's here?" With a firm hand he closed the lid and read the name upon the plate. Innocent as I was, involuntarily stung by the re membrance of what my thoughts had been but a moment before, I quailed be fore his eye. " I know all now that man was poisoned consider youirelf my pris- j oner." . . I endeavored to explain. I told every-' thing as it had occurred, and I appealed to the captain to believe the story, or at least to await its reasonable confirmation, before acting on his rash conclusion. He was incredulous. One concession I ob tained, and that was that all should be kept a secret until our arrival in port, and that I should not be ' publicly branded as a suspected murderer before the crew. A fortnight passed, a weary fortnight, during which 1 repeatedly endeavored to shake the conclusion ut which Captain McFarlane had so hastily arrived. Sud denly, without a moment's warning, the captain fell sick. He was suffering from a low fever. I begged him to accept my service. " Never ; you shall not poison me, too." Days passed, and the captain got worse and worse ; he babbled in his delirium of poison, of stolen jewels ; and night and day I watched at his bedside, jealously excluding everybody who might per chance overhear his ravings and rise np in judgment against nie. One day the crisis came. A few hours would determine all. If he died I was once more a free man, free from the im putation of a foul crime, free to carry out my honest intention of fulfilling the dead man's wishes, but also free from the dread of exposure which to me would be worse, as a bare suspicion, than death it self. If tbe captain could but sleep, his life would be saved. How easy to make that sleep his last the devil was at my elbow, the laudanum bottle in my hand. But at my sorest need the strength to resist was given to me. I poured out the proper dose, and advanced toward the cot in which the captain lay. A strange light was in his eyes. Rising suddenly, and throwing the bed-clothes off his tall, lean, sinewy form, he half leaped from tbe bed, and seizing the box of diamonds, which he had throughout his illness never allowed from beneath his pillow, in one hand, he shrieked " Never, never 1 Will you allow me to be poisoned like a dog ! Help ! some of you." The effort was too much, clasping the box to his bosom he fell back on his pillow a convulsive shudder passed over his frame he was dead. I don't pretend to analyze my feelings at that moment. My reason well-Digh deserted me. I did not stop to think of the possible consequences. Snatching the box from the relaxing grasp of the corpse I rushed from the cabin and fell over Pete, the negro, who was just out side. " See to the captain. He is dead," and I sped onward; but the powerful negro had his hand upon my arm. " Massa Doctor not go so quick Massa Gricson dead, Cap'n die, too Doctor got his box of jewels. Give up dat box," and tbe negro seized me in his grasp and struggled with me for the possession of the box. At that moment the strength of a lion was in me ; I wrestled with my as sailant, and, freeing myself from his grasp, made for the companion stairs. I had reached the deck, with what inten tion I knew not, but Pete was again with me, wrestling with tbe strength of a de mon for the possession of the prize. The ship was rolling heavily in adead calm, and, as we fell together, we slid across the deck toward the lee scuppers. With a superhuman effort I freed my right arm, and, with all my force, threw the box over the quarter-deck railings. It flew open asit fell into the sea, and in the moonlight the diamonds fell like a shower of falling stars in the black water. The negro, seeing my movement, left his hold of me, and sprang forward to catch the box as it felL A heavy lurch, and I was alone on the deck. The rapidity with which everything had taken place seemed to have stunned me, and deprived me of the power to ut ter even one cry for help. When I re covered myself it was too late Pete and the diamonds were gone forever. - I looked around the deck was de serted, save by the man at the wheel, who, half hidden by the wheel-house, had not seen the struggle. Can I be blamed? I held my tongue. The captain was buried at dawn, and tbe chief officer took command of the ship. It warrctpar that Pete must have fallen overheard, and bo one suspected the share I had had in the catastrophe. In due time we arrived at Bristol, and for my own satisfaction I instituted the necessary inquiries as to the individuals named by the man Grierson. The bank had long since ceased to exist. I traced some vague rumor of a man having died suddenly in a stage-coach while passing through an obscure village in Somerset shire, but could never obtain any clue to his representatives. It was, perhaps, as well that I failed. I am still a poor man, but I would rather die so than accept the possibility of becoming rich at the terrible risk which attended the unlucky bequest of the Box of Diamonds. The Field of Honor. [Baltimore Gazette.] Mr. Wood ward, of Winnsboro, Georgia, owned a yellow dog of a roving and predatory cast of mind ; a dog of active habits, possessing large information con cerning adjacent henroosts and smoke houses. Mr. Cioney, ef the same city, had forbidden that yellow dog to come upon his premises; he had warned Mr. Woodward to make more economical use of his dog's time, but without effect. Whereupon Mr. Cioney arose and slew that yellow canine with the strong hand of irresponsible power. Mr. Woodward did not waste his time in unmanly sorrow, but hastened to wipe out in gore the wrong inflicted upon his honor. The loss of a dog is dishonor, and death is better than dishonor. Mr. Cioney, nothing loath, having now killed the dog, is quite ready to attend to the case of his owner. Sa these two gentlemen repair with their seconds to Sand Bar Ferry, and arrange the preliminaries of a meeting, which is happily prevented by the intercession of friends. And all this took place while Mr. Tilly, shot in a duel through the stomach and bowels, was dying in agony in the same little city, and forgiving his slayer with his latest breath. Laying aside the clearly defined questions as to the morality of the duel, ought not the absurdity of such things as this bring it into ridicule and disrepute? A duel is, perhaps, better than a Southwestern vendetta, or a brutal street fight, or a " horsewhipping." It is even better than a gentlemanly assassination ; but this is net saying anything in its favor. The great ob jection to it, outside of the moral or legal aspect, is that it is an appeal to arms to decide what never gets decided. It always leaves behind it life-long hatreds and heart burnings among the friends and relatives of the parties, ready to flash out into deadly feud. The thing which it is called upon to do is the very thing which it eminently does not do decide. This much may, however, be said in its favor. Its courtesy and punctilio fit it in some degree for the healing of bitter quarrels. Two men, smarting under mutual injury or insult, desire each other's blood. They cannot, if they would, -'pproach each other with tenders of peace and good-will. But as soon as one of them calls in a friend and sends a challenge the affair has passed completely out of his hands, and when the challenged party names his friend he also is in other hands than bis own. Now, if these seconds happen to be men of high character they will not let their men fight over a mere trifle. They are cool men of the world; and feel responsi ble to public opinion, which in some quarters is, unfortunately, stronger than the law on this subject. They can, by virtue of their power, take steps toward reconciliation, which the parties them selves could not takej and thus it has often happened that an old quarrel has turned into a lasting friendship by a challenge sent and accepted. The trou ble is that seconds often do not have this high character, and have beside a scant allowance of brain ; and another diffi culty is that "society" which always holds up its hands and shrieks with horror at a fatal duel always sneers more or less openly at one amicably adjusted. Fortunately, Mr. Cioney and Mr. Wood ward, in the great Winnsboro' yellow-dog duel, had sensible and true-hearted men for seconds, and so the affair ended with out shedding of human gore. A Discreet Engineer. The Cincinnati Commercial mentions how an engineer frustrated an attempt to re-enact the Long Point crime : As Edward Crusen, an engineer on the Vandalia route, was oiling his engine at East St. Louis, preparing for the through trip East, on the night of the 6th inst., he was approached by a couple of men who seemed curious to examine the engine. They told him they were going on his train en route to Columbus, Ohio. After several questions and re marks, to pave the wsy for so peculiar an interrogatory, they asked him where he stopped for water. Crusen did not like this question ; and he did not like the appearance of the men. He answered in an evasive way, for just then there flashed across his mind the scene of hor ror at Long Point last summer; and he was, as the sequel will show, put com pletely on his guard. He remarked that sometimes they watered at one place and sometimes at another, and the conversa tion dropped there. These two inquis itive men boarded that train. As Crusen at midnight saw. by well known landmarks that he was approach ing tbe Long Poiut water-tank, his gong responded to the conductor's signal to stop. Crusen thought of the two stran gers and of that peculiar question ; he also thought of his own life and of the express valuables of the Adams and American companies in their car. And he took the responsibility to believe that it was not the conductor who had pulled. So the train sped on. The signal to Btop was again given, and again disregarded. He looked back when this second signal to stop came, and saw on the platform of the water-tank three men .standing; and on the edge of the woids, on the op posite side of the road, he saw two more men, standing by a camp fire. He knew then that a robbery had been planned, for there was nothing in tbe way of busi ness to bring five men to that lonely place at midnight. A half-mile further on, Crusen saw a horse, hitched to a wagon, standing in a lane. It was in this lane that the robbers of last summer were supposed to have hitched their horse and wagon. Having run a safe distance four or five miles Crusen stopped the train to warn and consult with the con ductor, as he supposed the conductor had not signaled to stop. As the train came to a stop, the express messenger, Thomas Donaldson (well known here), looked out of his car to see what was up. As he did so, he saw two men jump from the platform in the rear of his car, and run to the woods. It is supposed that these two fugitives were identical with the men who thirsted for information at East St. Louis. The conductor, on going back and searching the train, found him self short two passengers. The Cost of Legislation. It costs the people of the United States about ten thousand dollars a day to sup port the House of Representatives. A session of the House consumes from three to four hours. Every hour's work is done at an expense of twenty-five hun dred dollars. Every minute of the ses sion costs forty dollars. To-day, while bending over the bar of the reporters' gallery, and studying with much interest the faces and manners of honorable members, I heard a voice of fering a bill to change the name of a steamboat on some Western river from "John Jones" to "Thomas Jenkins." Some seconds (every one taking from the national treasury considerably more than half a dollar) were spent in the process of " catching the speaker's eye." Two minutes were occupied by the Speaker in announcing the bill and by the Clerk in reading it. Three minutes more sufficed to pass it. Thus the de tention of national legislation in the Chamber by this little local bill to change the name of a steamboat cost the people not less than two hundred dollars. This is a single instance of the thousand petty matters which prolong the sessions of Congress for weeks aDd months, and with which, if the executive depart ments of the Government were rightly organized and placed under proper re straints. Congress would have no need to deal. There are many other instances in which debate on such little bills lias arisen and consumed a whole hour of a session. Washington Corretpondence of the New York World. Let impressionable young men be on their guard. It's leap year. FOR THE YOUNG FOLKS. The Old Proverb. " The boy la father of the man " f uch talk sounds very queer to me. But I suppose they mean to say If I a true brave man would be, I must not be a sneaking boy. But in my work or in my play, Whatever I may say or do, Be true and honest as the day. " The boy Is father of the man " I wonder how it is with girls? If all they care for is to be Pretty and fair, with glossy curls, And handsome dresses; will tbey grow To noble women, good and true f Or will they be like pretty dolls Which please us for an hour or two? " The boy is father of the man." Then boys and girls, suppose we look For the best pattern we can find, And take him for onr copy-hook. Then looking backward, we may see A pleasant pathway clear and bright And looking forward we may hope To reach the world of light. The Adopted Squirrels. Frank knew of a tree where a family of gray squirrels kept house. That is, the father and mother squirrel kept house; the young ones were too little to gather nuts, or do much of anything to help. When Frank stood under the tree the old squirrels looked down at him un easily with their bright eyes, and whisked their beautiful bushy tails and chattered as if they wished he would go home, and Frank wished be had one of their little one's to take home with him. One day, as he came near the tree, he heard an unusual chattering, and he saw, lying on the ground, one of the lit tle squirrels that bad fallen out of the tree and was half stunned. The father and mother did not know just what to do, but Frank did, and in spite of their fierce chatter he took their baby squirrel carefully in his hands and ran home with it to his Aunt Jenny. Aunt Jenny was very fond of pets, but she didn't know very much about squir rels. One thing she knew, however, that little baby squirrels cannot crack or eat nuts, but want milk just as kittens do. But the question was, how were they to get this poor little squirrel to take the milk? He had revived, and Aunt Jenny knew he must be hungry. At last she thought of a plan. She put some milk in her mouth, and holding one end of a quill between her teeth, she managed to get the other end into the squirrel's mouth. To her surprise the little crea ture began to draw the milk through the quill just as eagerly as you draw cider from the barrel, throngh a straw I When they found how well the plan worked, Frank found a small bottle with a cork in it, and Aunt Jenny put the quill through a hole in the cork, So the baby squirrel took his milk from a bot tle, standing on his hind feat on Aunt Jenny's lap, and clasping his little fore paws tight around the neck of the bot tle. It w a funny sight! Frank told the boys, and they not only came to see, but one day they brought three other little gray squirrels to Aunt Jenny, and &ked her to take care of them. Such little bits of squirrels as they were? Their eyes were hot open yet, for about that, too, they are like kittens. Aunt Jenny thought it was a funny idea for her to be bringing np a family of squir rels, but they were such cunning little things that she liked them as well as the boys did. She didn't think it quite right, though, that they should be taken away from their home in the woods, and she told the boys so. They promised not to bring any more if she would take care of these. The new-comers took the bot tle just as naturally as the first one did, and when they were all hungry Aunt Jenny found her hands full! They would nibble at her fingers, and when she brought the bottle they were so un civil, tumbling over each other, pushing one another aside, and behaving in such a very greedy way, that she thought she should nave to get a bottle for each squirrel. But the boys thought it very amusing. It was pretty hard for the squirrel that had had the fall, though he was tbe largest and strongest, one of his teeth had begun to grow out over his lip in a way that made it difficult for him to hold the quill in his mouth after he had succeeded in getting it there. And some tunes the milk even ran out of his mouth. Aunt Jenny noticed this and decided that he must have hurt his mouth when he fell. So she had to be a doctor. She held chloroform to the squirrel's nose till he seemed to be fast asleep; then taking a pair of scissors she cut off the sharp end of the little tooth so that it should never be in the way again ! When the squirrel awoke he was as frkkyas ever, and found that he could hold the quill as well as any of the other squirrels could, ami without losing any ot the precious milk either! : I hope some day Frank will let his squirrel visit the old home in the tree, and tell the rest of the famiiy what good care Aunt Jenny has taken of it. It might be a comfort to father and mother squirrel. Christian Union. The Charcoal Boy's Cat. There was once a boy who lived in the heart of a deep forest and burned charcoal for a living. The charcoal boy had no one to live in his cabin with him but his cat, for his home and brothers and sisters were far down the valley. When his cat first came to keep his house for him she was a forlorn and wretched creature. Somebody had evidently carried her away from civilization and turned her loose in the woods. She was a mere kit ten, but so thin and shaggy and wild eyed, when she appeared and rubbed herself mewing against the charcoal boy's legs as he sat in the door eating his sup per, that she looked aged and decrepit. The boy might not have taken toner kindly, but he was all alone in the cabin, and even the voice of a cat rounded pleasantly. So he gave her part of his supper and let her lay purring around his feet all night. Before long she grew sleek and spirited. She combed her coat carefully, and settled into a very domes tic cat. The charcoal boy, to amuse himself in idle hours, taught her tricks, which she performed with such spirit that he grew really fond of her. His door had a wooden latch which was lifted by a string. He connected this string inge niously with his table, so that pus could at any time pounce upon the table and with one sweep of her paw open or shut the door. He also hung a small trapeze from one of the rafters and taught the cat to whirl herself over and over on it. This was great fun for the boy, and iu time he trained the cat so perfectly and communicated with her so well by means of "me-ows," that she went through the performance in regular routine, at any time he signaled to her. Often, when the pine sticks were dying down to ashes on the hearth, and he stretched himself to sleep on his hard bed, he put the cat through all her tricks and laughed at her till his eyes grew too sleepy to watch her. But be did not know be was train ing her to save him from danger. One night when the charcoal boy lay down in his hut, he could scarcely sleep; for all the money which he had been several months earning was laid in smooth bills under his head. Next day he meant to go to the valley and carry it Lome. H s mind was full of what he should see and hear at home. He lay awake with his hands under his head until the late owls hooted in the woods. Puss was curled around his feet. By-and-by he heard steps outside his cabin, and two shadows passed between his lit tle window and tbe moonlight. In an instant he remembered that a couple of idle vicious-locking iellows had been lin gering for several days around the char coal camp, and he felt sure that they were now coming into his cabin to rob him. He was no coward, fo he resolved to give him a singular reception. Slip ping off his bed and squeezing himself under it he uttered a long "me-ow I" which puss understood. In an instant she answered with another cat-note, and leaping upon the table, opened the dcor. The two men were just ready to force it open, but they started back at finding it thrown wide open by invisible hands. However, the bolder of the two stepped in, and the other one followed. " Me-ow !" continued the charcoal boy. "Me-ow!" answered puss, springing in her trapeze. " There's nothing but cats in here," whispered one man. " I hear 'em jump." "Strike a light, will you?" said the other. 1 can t see anything." So they struck alight, and, peering all around cautiously, saw a hut uninhab ited by any creature, save a cat whirling madly on a trapeze over their heads. A wicked, ignorant man is easily terrinea by an unnatural sight; the two thieves quaked. ' Ptz!" signaled the charcoal boy. "The witches are in the house?" whispered the men. "Me-ow!" replied the cat, promptly obeying her master's signal, and leaping back to the table to shut the door. If the two men felt misgivings when the door opened to them of itself, they were completely frightened when it swung slowly to without hands to move it. The cat arched her neck and hissed at them, but before she uttered the pro longed howl which expressed her dislike, they ran and clutched the door latch and flew away from the cabin as if the rags of their shoes were little wing". As for puss, she stood still on the table, waving her tail like a victorious banner, while her master laughed till the tears ran down his cheeks. Mark Twain ox Biblical Geog raphy. When I was a boy I somehow got the impression that the fiiver Jor dan was four thousand miles long and thirty-five miles wide. It is only ninety miles long, and so crooked that a man does not know which side of it he is on half the time. In going ninety miles it does not get over more than fifty miles of ground. It is not any wider than Broadway in New York. There is the Sea of Galilee and this Dead Sea neither of them twenty miles long or thirteen wide. And yet when I was in Sunday-school I thought they were sixty thousand miles in diameter. Travel and experience mar the grand est pictures and rob us of the most cher ished traditions of our boyhood. Well, let them go. I have already seen the Empire of King Solomon, diminish to the size of the State of Pennsylvania. I suppose I can bear the reduction of the seas and the river. FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. The Food of Swine. If there is any one thing in rural practice which needs reforming more than another, it is the manner of raising and feeding swine. From the day they are large enough to eat they are offered all manner of refuse about tbe place, such as rank weeds, filthy slops, spoiled vegetables and meat, dead fowl, etc. Tbey are allowed to rummage the dung-yard and glean the refuse of food in the faces of cattle and horses, on tbe ground of economy. But we imagine that the quantity of fuvd saVed in this way is very insignificant not to exceed the value of a bushel of shelled corn a year (among the whole stock of an ordinary sized farm. The objections to the practice of keeping swine in this way are so serious, how ever, that the reasons in favor of it have no force at alL The origin of trichinosis in swine may be always traced to the consumption of vile stuffs in their food, or to being housed and yarded amid filth and foul air. Every few months the pa pers announce a case of trichina; in an in dividual or a whole family, with all the horrible details and sufferings which at tend the parasite attack. Only lately some new cases are reported in the West which are alarming. We are quite sure that every farmer, and every one who feeds and fattens a pig, will only need to have their attention called to so im portant and serious a matter to secure a complete reform in the practice of feed ing an animal which will take whatever is offered to it, and will live in the most filthy holes and yards. On the farm the swine should have clover pasture, and for swill only milk and corn meal ; no dish-water or meat scraps from the table, as these are sure to putrify and poison the mass in the barrel or tank. Pure waterj with a little meal added, is prefer able. The dish-water may g to the compost heap, and the scraps from the table to the poultry, while they are fresh. Spoiled meats should be buried or mixed with composted materials; they should never be given to any domestic animal. Large numbers of swine are frequently confined in small quarters, with very little regard to cleanliness or pure air. Of course some of them will lose appetite, the first sign of the de rangement of the organs ot nutrition and assimilation. They do not thrive, but thev are kept along till slaughtering time, and are dressed and packed among the lot. Such animals are extremely liable to be infested with trichinte and other parasites ; and those who consume them as food expose themselves to sick ness, diseases of a lingering nature, and to death in a most horrible form. Interests, therefore, as dear as health and life, require a thorough reform in keeping and feeding swine. Let their food be as pure as that which other ani mals consume. Let them be kept in clean quarters and have pure air. Let diseased or unthrifty animals be sepa rated from those in health, and we may have no fears of trichinosis among either swine or human beings. Crushed Bones for Poultry. As hens, turkeys, geese and ducks are net provided with incisor, canine nor molar teeth, it is folly to feed bones to them unless the hard substances are first re duced to small fragments. Fresh bones are valuable food for poultry of any sort, provided the fragments are so small that the birds can swallow them. Once in the crop of a fowl, bits of bone will soon be changed into soft and palatable food. Our own practice is to have a dish in the kitchen especially to receive the bones that are purchased with the beefsteak, mutton and other meat. Then every day those pieces are taken to a chopping lock, and, with an old ax having a sharp edge, they are crushed with the head of the axe and cut into pieces not larger than kernels of Indian corn, lhe fowls devour them with a ravenous appe tite. Bones are worth more to teed fowls than the same number of pounds of prime grain. For a chopping block, a small log about two feet long, with square ends, is placed on one end, as the end of a block is far better forsuch a purpose than the side of a log. Bones are usually cast out of the back door or in a garbage barrel to feed worthless dogs. But if prepared for fowls as sug gested, every pound is worth two or three cents, which will be returned gen erously in the form of luscious eggs and juicy meat for the table. Hired Help on the Farm. Lately there has been a great deal of nonsense written about hired help on the farm. Farm hands, as a rule, are not all that could be wished for. The reason the farmer cannot get good, reliable help is this: Men who are reliable and true and have the genuine mettle, soon ac quire a sufficiency to buy a farm for themselves, and hence cease to live out for a hve'ihood ; while the shiftless ana questionable men fail to save enough to purchase a farm and are left to hire out to farmers. The proof of this statement is in the observation of the readers of this article. The men who to-day are working for wages are composed of two classes: the frugal, economical and tem perate, and the shiftless and extravagant. The first class will in a few years be farmers themselves; the latter will be hired men, doing the bidding of the former. The first class are pleasant, ac commodating and manly ; the second are cross, unobliging and fault-finding. The same rule holds true in the kitchen with hired help. The good and obliging young women who work out will soon cease to be servants and become mis tresses of their own homes, as the young men are in quest of just such girls. But the poor, good-for-nothing young women who are cross, afraid that they will do too much or accommodate somebody, will remain in single blessedness until they canby great perseverance, ensnare some young maa who is as yet inexperi enced in the world's ways. The young men who are now working at home or are working out and are saving and tem perate will be the future farm-owners. The young men who to-day spend their wages or their father's money in extrav. agance, and who are idle and shiftless, will be the servants of the rich in the future, if not sent to some State institu tion to break stone or to make shoes for their bread and water. Household Helps. To Take Out Mildew. Eub soft soao on the mildewed part, scrape chalk -on it and lav in the sun. . Repeat the application till the stains are removed. Feather Cake. Two cups of sugar, one-half cup of butter, one cup of sweet milk, three cups oi nour, inree eggs, beaten separately, one teaspoon of soda and two of cream tartar. Flavor with the rind of a fresh lemon. Bake in jelly tins. It is also nice if baked in a loaf and frosted. Oyster Fritters. A pint and a half of milk; a pound and a quarter of flour, four eggs ; the yolk of the eggs must be beaten very thick, to which add the milk and flour ; stir the whole well to gether ; whisk the white to a stiff froth, and stir them gradually into the batter ; take a spoonful of the mixture, drop an oyster into it, and fry it in hot lard ; let them be a light brown on both sides. The oysters should not be put into the batter all at once, as they would thin it Useful Information. An ink for marking linen, etc., which is proof against chlorine, may be pre pared, according to Dr. Waltl, by dis solving eight ounces of extract of log wood in wate1-, and adding one-half an ounce of yellow chromate of potash and one-fourth of an ounce of chromate of copper, and evaporating the mass until it begins to thicken, and finally adding one half an ounce of varnish. Candle light is generally considered to enhance the beatfty of one's face and complexion, and we are told that it will be the fashion this winter to use wax candles at parties instead of gas. Young ladies who have more freckles than they know what to do with will read this with gratification. [From the New York Music Trade Review, December [From the New York Music Trade Review, December 3, 1875.] FRAUDS IN THE PIANO TRADE. A Scathing Expose of the Frauds Perpetrated by Unscrupulous Persons on the Leading Pianoforte Makers—The State of The Law—Necessity for a Trade Protective Association—The of the Decker Piano. ! The time has come when the frauds perpetated by unscrupulous persona on the leading pianoforte makers of this country have assumed such dimen sions that they can no longer bo endured in silence. Not only the trade, bnt the public, are suffering from them every day, and we have, therefore, taken upon ourselves the onerous duty of once for all un masking those per. ons who, nnder the guise of some great manufacturer's name, boldly flood the market with worthless instruments. The houses ef Chick ering, tfteinway. Decker, Weber, Knabe and liainea are the principal Arms whose names are either di rectly or in some mutilated shape put upon the in struments which never saw light in their factories, bnt have been turned out wholesale, like so much sausage-meat, from the workshops of men who look upon the construction of a piano much in tbe light of a carpenter who makes cheap bedsteads by the score, sml considers the whole affair as involving so much material, which, being knocked together any how, is fit for sale so lung as it will stand transpor tation. We mnst confess onr astonishment at the compar ative indifference and supinenessof the leading man ufacturers hitherto, inasmuch as not only-do these bogus Instruments injure their reputation, but, fur ther, tbey depreciate the value of their pianos iu the estimation of the public, who are continually treated to the sight of advertisements in the Herald in w Inch parties offer to sell instruments, purporting to be genuine, at prices far below the niarKet value, noes Mr. Chickeriog think it enhances the position of his firm to have a piano, stated to be of his make, sd- VArf iMpft n. ' lMififf for sale at 1150?" Does Mr. Steinway inmgiiie lor a single moment that he can affurd tu rest under the public imputation that one or his ' grands" can lie got at "any price?" Does the Decker Brothers think it no injury that a new instrument, advertised as theirs to all appearance, and as " having cost tl.uoll, can be got fur 3tat, or even les?" That the last -mentioned firm hsve been forced to take the matter up and give it their most serious consideration, we shall forthwith proceed to show, premising only that we have devoted the rost of this article, which is the first of a series on the subject, to the Decker piano, simply because the Decker Brothers, with their nsual enterprise, have been the first to enter the field in a contest from which we shall never retire until bv dint of every influence which we can bring to bear we have enabled the honest pisno manufacturer to protect his business from the onslaughts of knaves and rogues. THE Tl'E HISTORI OF TU DICKIE FIAHO. At the present time there are no less than three firms who claim to make the "Decker" piano, and to have a right of using a name which has for nearly fifteen years stood most deservedly high in the opin ion of the public of this country. These three firms are 1. Decker Brothers, of 33 fnion Suusre, New York ; . Decker A llarses, of I2S Third avenne, Jiew York; and. 3. Decker A Brothers, ol 56 Bleecker street. Mew Fork. We now proceed to investigate with what justice each ef these Arms may be said to make a " Decker " piano, and to which of the firms, in the estimation of the press, the public, and the profession, is due the honor and the credit of having made the name of IDerkrr " renpected. popular and valuable. To do this we shall in nowise intrude our own opinions, but shall carefully, most carefully, give the record of each bouse as we and others are prepared to substantiate it. MIS8HS. DECK IB BBOTHEUS, OT & CHIOS SOT IRK. This firm consists of two brothers. John Jacob Decker and David Decker. John Jacob Decker worked as a journeyman for eight years, from lt4e to 16M, with the late firm of Bacun A Raven, In I8M. on the death of Mr. Bacon, tbe firm was reorganised and continued in business as Haven, Bacon A Co., yonnv Mr. Bacon taking his father's place, and Mr. John J. Decker constituting the company, having obtained an interest in the business by reason of hi rare skill aud judgmsnt. Thus Mr. John J. Decker continued for eight years, till the year 12, when he started in bnsiness for bimselt in Varick street (in the very house where Steinway started) in conjunc tion with his brother David, who previuns to this ditte had been quietly working his way along, year in and year out, as a journey man. The two brothers started on a small capital the savings of their steady Industry and with no other desire than to make a few square p anoa for the re tail trade in New York and its vicinity. Kowever humble their aim, however small their beginning, they were not destined "to bloom unseen, for the late master-musician. Carl Aoschuts, g t bold of their very first instrument, and stamped them, in an autograph letter " as manufacturers of the very highest class." From this moment their fame rap idly spread, and they were, as early as 1S63, one year after they had started in Varick street, enabled to move to more capacious premises on Bleecker street, where they remained six ytars, till lwn. when they moved their factory and warerooms to Thirty -fourth street, and in 1870 opened separate warerooms in the magnificent premises tbey now occupy at 33 Union Square. Being practical artisans and most superior mechanics, they-early entered upon the most worthy designof improving the manufacture of the piano aa much as possible, and in Jon. 1663, the ficientifc American spoke in terms of the warmest praise of a valuable improvement they had then just patented. After this, their strides in per fecting the manufacture of the instrument were most rapid, and they obtained patents in '63, 65, 67, 'Ml, '70, '72 and '73, which called forth the most un equivocal praise from the press and the public, and mainly helped them to produce those instruments which have given them their present proud position. In 1X64 the Tr, ), in a highly laudatory account of one of their improvements, stated that it had ena bled them to develop in their instrument a tone at once aamirable for its purity, fullness, prolonga tion and sweetness, anu tne mgu emiuiauuu m which their improvement is held is well shown in the rapidly increasing business of the firm, in 1072 the same paper, in an article reviewing the whole Eianoforte trade in the country, observed that the 'acker Brothers have won their success by solid merit, and hold it by unremitting effort in the same direction. The genius and ability of Mr. Hassard, the musical critic of the Tribune, have aided to make that paper tbe highest authority en allmnsical mat ters, and we find iu constant praise of tbe instru ments of the Decker Bros, supported by to rest of the press, including the Times. WorM, Herald, Ei preu, ndepearfrar. Home Jtmrual, Bumlat Time; Arca dian, Chicago Trimne, Boston Gazette, Philadelphia iienrer and others. When to this we add that, un solicited, the firm hold testimonials of high regard and honest appreciation from Theodore Thomas, larl Bsrgmann, A. B. Mills, William Mason, J. H. Bonawits, Henry J. Andres, Ed. Mario, Julia Rive, and many other distinguished members of the mu sical profession, It can not be doubted that tbe press of the country as a body, and the musical profession as well, had, without indulging In any invidions com parison between the works of other distinguished well known makers, paid deserved tribute to the ability and industry of John Jacob and David Decker. Come we now to the history of the firm next on our list, namely, that of MESSES. DICKIE BABNE8, Which consists of M r. Myron A. Decker and of Mr. Barnes, and was formed in the spring of 1X71, and has been located ever since at its premises. Nos. 12., 127. Iffl and 131 Third avenue. Br. Barnes had been for many years in the employment of Messrs. t'hick erlng A Sons, as a aalesinaa and a tnner, and on leaving them in 1S71, went into partnership with Mr. Myron A. Decker, with whom he has continued ever "m'.' Myron A. Decker, who. by the by, hi in no wise related to the Decker Brothers, started in a small way to make pianos in the yearlH56, in the city of Albany, in conjunction with one Mixsell. At the expiration of a year he bought Mr. Mixsell out and ran the business himself, selling his pianos wherever he could to other parties, wbe put their names upon them and sold them to the public. In MM, he made a piano of merit, and obtained for it a prize at the State fair held at Syracuse. Jn la.", findiug the business unprofitable, he broke np and came to New Vurk, where he ran a small restaurant, sorner Broadway and Fulton, and had Bomeviimculty with a rival restaurateur concerning the appropriation, of a sign which had on it the well known mutto, " Live and Let Live." Toward the close of the year 18St, he started as a pUno manufacturer in Twenty second street, in a very small way, and sold all the instruments he made to the firm of Ilsley A Co., of Broome street, who always put ' Ilslev Co.'' upon them. Thus he continued until July, 1(65, when he persuaded Mr. George Ilsley to go into biisiness with bim as piano manufacture it, and to furnish the necessary capital. He, on the other hand, was to give his name to the new concern and to put in such stock aud fixtures as be had, which theu amounted to the sum of eighty dollars und eiglity-tonr cents. We have it from Mr. I iwlv l.ii.iu'lf tliiat the ai Eiiment useil hv Mr. Myron A. Decker, which induced him to consent to this arrangement, was the fact that tbe Decker Bros, had made the name Decker popular aud therefore valuable, and ttiat as ins name was aiso might enable them to do a good business. Tlins in the year leo5 was formed the firm of Decker & Co., which ran till 16S, when it moved to I nion Place, where it failed. After one year, that is, in 166. Mr. Ilsley became dissatisfied with his partnership, broke it up, bnt continued to do business as Decker A Co., and employed Mr. Myron A. Decker as fore man of his establiHliment till he failed. From l(S68 to I.S71, Mr. M. A. Decker was. more or less, out of biisinesq. In 1S7 1 he entered into partnership witn si r. itarnes. and lias continued so, as we nave aiivaur related. Vt e now come to tiie nrm oi DICKIE S BKOS., or 56 BI.IEc KEI ST., NEW TORI. Ti.i LnnM im liololv stated bv one of the leading commercial agencies to be doing business on the reputation of the firm ot Decker Bros., of I nion Square, with whom they are neither in any way re lated nor connected and whose title they have sought to copy as closely as possible. Tbe firm con sists of Mr. Marcus A. Decker, who is the son of Mr. K 11. UecXer, wuo was a wen Known tuner, au.i died last winter. This Mr. . B. Decker was the brother of Myron A. Decker, of Decker t R m a ml atitrteil in liHfneHi in the veer 1S6H in mi.ll sture in Bleecker street as a retailer of piamw. He made an arrrangement with another brother, H. B. Decker, a farmer, now living near Bingbauipton, to usebis name, and to put up the firm name of flecker A Bro. This concern never muha nin(i during the wliule course of its exist ence. In b"W, Mr. K. B. Decker's son, M arena, the only present survivor or tins branch o tne lamny. was taken into the firm, which two years afterward ..nnl it tinnie to Decker and Bruthera. though with no moral or legal right to do so, and re moved from Broome to Bleecker street, where our readers will remember the Decker Bros, made their reputation. Their reason for doing this is most obvious. Onatr. fc. B. jjecxer'sdeatn nr. jnarens A. Decker, his son, continued the business nnder the old firm uame. Br.smE. From this account it is most clear 1. That the only firm entitled to tbe honor and credit of having obtained a great reputation for the " Decker " piano are Messrs. Decker Bros., ot 33 Union Square. 2. That Messrs. Decker A Barnes, though partial manufacturers (inasmuch as they do not make all the parts of their instruments), are not justified in asserting, as they do in their catalogue, that their Myron A. Decker was the one who made the " Decker " Instrument known, seeing that next to none were made in his name till July, 165. three full years after the Decker Bros, had started. Aever theless thev are fully entitled to their firm name, and do a legitimate business. ... 3. That Messrs Dicker A Bros, are neither legally no morally entitled to their firm name, were never at any time manufacturers, and trade only on the streiigth of the reputatioh of the firm of Decker Bros., whose style they imitate and copy. Evf.hy healthy man is a tue Alexan der or" Seaostris, building a universal monarchy. American Parlor Organs Abroad. In the year closing June 30, 1875, the United States exported to foreign coun tries, as shown by custom house returns at Washington, parlor or reed organs to the aggregate value of $363,132. The exports for the previous year were $292, 151, showing some increase. It is re markable that more than half of these exports in each year were the cabinet organs made by the Mason & Hamlin Organ Company, whose exports in 1875 were $185,820, and in 1874 were $163,169. Considering that there are in this coun try from two hundred to two hundred and fifty makers, this fact that more than half the instruments exported are from this one company shows in what high estimation its work is held abroad. New York Commercial Adverliter. Masy had a little lamb, its fleece was white as snow, she washed it oft with Dobbins' Soap, and that's what made it so. (made by Cragin & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.) Try it once. Bishop Scott, of the Methodist Epis copal Church, is to celebrate the fiftieth year of his ministerial life by a sermon before the Wilmington (Delaware) Con ference at its next session. The Bishop is now seventy-three years of age. Chapped hands, face, pimples, ringworm, saltrhenm and other cutaneous affections cured, an J rough akin made soft nod amooth, by using Juniper Tar 8oap. Be careful to get on ly that made by Caswell, Hazard & Co., New lork, aa there are many imitations made with common tar, all of which are worthless. . "Heal Thyself." "The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser," a book of about 900 pages, illus trated with over 250 engravinga and colored plates, and sold at the exceedingly low price of $1.50, tells yon how to core Catarrh, "Liver Complaint," Dyspepsia, or Indi gestion, Sick, Bilious, and other Headaches, Scrofula, Bronchial, Throat, and Long Diseases, all diseases pecnliar to women, and most other chronic aa well as scute dis orders. It contains important information for the young and old, male and female, sin gle ana married, nowhere else to be found. Men and women, married and single, are tempted to aak their family physician thou sands of questions on delicate topics, but are deterred from doing so by their modesty. This work answers just such questions so fully and plainly as to leave no one in doubt. It is sold by agents, or sent by mail, post paid, on receipt of price. Address the au thor, R. V. Pierce, M. D., World's Dis pensary, Buffalo, N. Y. [From the Lafayette Daily Courier.] A Valuable Work. Dr. R. V. Pierce, of BuSalo, distinguished in surgery aud the general practice in the profession he honors, has made a valuable contribution to the medical literature of the day in a comprehensive worV entitled "The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser." While scientific throughout, it is singuiarly free from technical and stilted terms. It comes right down to the common sense of every-day life. Dr. Pierce is a noble speci men of American manhood. He has sprung from the people, and with many sympathies in common with the masses, has sought to render them a substantial service in this the great work of his life. Pkbsonal. W. J. McEtroy: "As a gen eral family remedy for Dyspepsia, Torpid Liver, Constipation, etc., I hardly ever nse anything else but SIMMONS' LIVER REG ULATOR, and have never been disap pointed in effect produced ; it seems to be almost perfect cure for all diseases of the stomach and bowels." FOR Catarrh the only substantial benefit can be obtained through the blood. Vege tine is the great blood purifier. BCHIHCE'E PULMOS1C SlBtr, SU WlIB TOXIC, AMD Maxdbaki Pills. These deservedly celebrated and popular medicines have effected a revolution In the healing art, and proved the fallacy of several max ims which have for many years obstructed tbe prog ress of medical science. The false supposition that "Consumption is) incurable deterred Bbysiciajul from attempting to find remedies for that disease, and patients afflicted with it reconciled themselves to death without making an effort to escape from a doom which they supposed te be unavoidable. It is now proved, however, that Cbasnaprto coal as tmred, and that it hat been cured in a very great number of cases (some o& them apparently desperate ones) by Schenck's Pulmonic Syrup alone; and in other cases by tbe same medicine in connection with Schenck's Sea Weed Tonic and Mandrake Pills, one or both, according to the requirements of the case. Dr. Schenck himself, who enjoyed uninterrupted good health for more than forty years, was supposed atone time to be at the very gale of death, his phys icians having pronounced his case hopeless, and abandoned him to his fata. He was cored by the aforesaid medicines, and, since his recovery, many thousands similarly affected have used Dr. Schenck's preparations witn tne same remaraaoie success. Fjll directions accompany each, making it not absolutely necessary to personally see Dr. Schenck unless patients wish their lungs examined, and for this purpose he Is professionally at his principal of fice, corner Sixth and Arch Streets, Philadelphia, every Monday, where all letters for advice mnst be addressed. b he oca's medicines are sold by all druggists. The Markets. WOOL. There have been no important change In wool since our last report. In fiew York, domestic fleece is quoted at 4265c; pulled, 2748c; unwashed, 15 and Texas 1533c NEW YORK. - Flour 2a a s oo Rve Flour. Wheat 1 JO Rye Barley (3 5 40 o 1 .! 9 90 jam - ' fwt. -...-. 45 Mess Fork.. ferd -20 75 12 V 8 75 012 60 4 50 7 50 8 00 O 8 25 8 J5 00 Cattle... Sheep. ST. LOUIS. - . 8 83 (ol 50 1 819 1 45 .. 99 40 85 9 S5X .111 9 1 SO - 743 Cotton. Flour... Wheat. Corn Oats.. Bar lev - Bye.. Fork Mesa .. -.19 75 9 Lard.. Hogs.. . 50 9 7 85 a 25 asw TOLEDO. Wheat. . 1 08 S184H Corn Oats . 449 4?i 40 86 9 INDIANAPOLIS. Flrtnr 4 50 8 00 60 41 55 30 O 4 76 Rye Flour Buckwheat lour.. Wheat 9 1 " 9 42 9 5 9 aa 1 50 Corn Oats.. Barley. 1 15 Hay., 8 00 618 00 Shoulders.. 9 10 . MHf) 13 Clear Rib Sides... Lard..: CHICAGO. , 4 00 9 7 60 . 81X 1 00 Flour. Corn No. 2 mixa Data.. 80H9 Barley. Rye.. Pork Lard 8 a 87 mi; JSfi 19 26 9 12 to Cattle . . 3 00 6 50 7 aa Hogs . 7 10 . 4 00 9 t 00 DETROIT. Flour .. 8 50 9 7 60 1 l!f49 1 87), 68 9 65 88 9 41 - 1 60 9 2 10 - 73 9 76 1S 50 Wl Wheat Corn Oats Barler Rye Mess Pork.. ISM CLEVELAND. 80 9 1 65 ( 68 88 9 40 Wheat. Corn.... Dots Petroleum 110 Test Ohio State Teat CINCINNATI. lOlUIU --. Flour ; Rve Flour - 4 50 9 1 DU 9 5 00 06S5 Q 1 60 9 46 m 9 85 mil Buckwheat Flour Wheat .. 6 75 85 - 45 . 85 75 Corn Oats Rve.. Barley. Malt .. 40 1 10 9 l 25 9 00 18 00 20 00 (S-H) 25 12 nx Hay Pork Mean . Lard. Hogs Cattle 6 80 9 7 40 2 50 8 26 9 5 50 PHILADELPHIA. J 8 50 9 1 9 C Flour. 5 30 . 56 Wheat. Corn. Petroleum Crude, per bbl Refined, g 11 9 efioed. gal lSfta EAST LIBERTY, PA. Hogs... 7 00 9 1 70 4 00 S 75 LOUISVILLE. 12 17 5 00 9 a is 1 OS 9 I 20 9 38 9 40 Cotton.. Flour ... Wheat. Corn Oats Rye. - Hay Hess Pork . n..ib li t fthmilders 80 82 .12 78 17 00 .zi on 9 . T9 . K9 . ioji'3 M l (ear tun oiuea Clear tildes , ii MEMPHIS. Cotton . Flour Corn 5 0) 7 75 50 9 66 63 9 M 21 75 22 00 18X0 Oats.. Mess Pork.. BUFFALO. 51 9 S 87 9 5 9 1 00 4 62H 5 UK 7 10 is) 7 80 Wheat Corn Oats.. Barter Sheep Hogs.. BALTIMORE. Floor 75 O 7 00 Wheat . 1 85 9 it . &y9 . 41 9 4 . 78.01 ,21 l -9 . K9 1S? . 7J49 1 Corn. Oats.. Rve.. Mess Pork.. Lard..... Petroleum.. . . - Thosewho like to sees ragged toe aud dirty storking will not nretubnrMIl.Vi.KTH'PF.a hoea. Hut those who would rather have a neat Hilver Tip .hould insist that their shoe dealer should always keeptheau To have comfort and health wear Boots and shoes that will ot leak and are plfsbla each only are made with the CABLE 8CBEW WIBP Try them. All bear the Palest stamp. w ACTED A6EXT.H. Samples awl OatU fret. pcw-Mqsww. a.ifi brsas At., cnicago. trinsffOCneraay. Bend HsrChrwmoCataiegne, VI V tSiV i. n. ut BuTroBS'e Sons. Bos tea, Mass. UODltf At Home, either Sex. alxw a month. WW Jt IV Agenta' supply Co., Ml Uowery.N.T. ASTHMA and Catarrh. Hure Cure. Trial free. HO I nin Add,, w K r,,!, ladi.B.poii., iB(L K EN YON COLLEGE.. Instruction thorough. Ex penses light. Ad as Bev.S.U.Beosoa.Gambier.O. 1 trl ?fl a day at home. Samples worth 81 sent J lU 'u free. BTissoa A Co.. Portland, Me. $12 a shay at home. Agents wanted- Outfit and terms free. Address Taus A Uo., Angusta,Me. $350 A JBonlau As'ts wanted. S4 best selling articles in the world, tine aamale free. Ait. dress J AT BBO.tswH, Detroit, Michigan. AftrMTC MEIrtTMt Oil tbrsiMS. mounted, nuuil I J fr fjIel,)e llM Chromes 0 erery description. Katlrnal Cronio Co., Phil., Pa. - O Pretty Deealroraanla'a. with instructions and A.sU page catalogue, for Ulc., post-paid. Address Geo. W. Blair A Co., lull Recast., Philadelphia, Pa. 'OOTPftlMTS of thw ASK. Our t-IrKKKsT Government snd History, uooaspeea a book. Bible ana Map uoase, tiioau dSQft Daily to Agents. 8k new articles and the PsUJ best Family Paper in America, with two (3 Chromoe, free. AM. M''O CO.. sn Br'dway, . V. RICH Books. Kurious Goods, Sporting Articles, etc.. wt-iMge Book tor two Ac. stamps. BALDWIN A CO., HI Maaaaa St., N. Y. MONEY Jfodenaridlywith Stencil A Key Check Outfita. Catalogues and full particulars VIC. 8. M. spexceb, 17 Washington SU, Boston $40 to M m Wtte and Mx mdim. or for- feited. All thts nw and Ht&Ddard Noveiti-ao. t'hroraofj, etc. Yalaable Ram plea tre with Circulars. B. L. J LETCHER, Ul Tlianbera St., Maw York. $250 A Month Agents wanted verrwh-sn. BuiiiMs hanorabla and fl rat-class. Particilarn aent frea Address WORTH k CO.. Si. Louis, Mo. $77 PBB WEEK GUARANTEED to Agents, Male and Femais. in their own locality. Terms and OUTFIT TflEK. Address P.O. VU KKRY A CO.. Augusta, Maine. 3 -a A(.RNT aril for which cost ftSS, LT W orld oTer. . stamp for Circular to flOA J NO. A CLAKK, Inventor, Vewaxk,X. J. REVOLVERS!!; Bcrnr shot. vm BuSW BUI !Uw1tw tVat with MO Caw. $3.00 tWMfcrSJL jTwu. rni Pur. rUttsttWitv twufwi AflaisESJl wlOUaU misJM It IWU UBjsts, mnwnnyWmmVmBLnnsVanWnm'frreTelifrT ICTTTwl vinnrrvo nao-rii I ro PrteetoctsJliSllULil. MUUCIi O lHO I ILLLO-bymalL fHowellACo. IVINS' PATENT HAIR CRIMPERS. A!ontedhv all theQueensof fashion. Send fordrcu. lr. S. I VI NS, K o. 1-JU3 X. Fifth St., Philadelphia, Pa. WASTED AfiEST. Canvassers should secure territory at once for The L tead Pnbiic See sices afllenrt Wdson, by Rev. Cuts Nako. For terms address the Publisher, B. B. KrssiLL, Boston, Mass. 4di Mysteries, a 64 bw Bmis tun ( ostiuisr lUiMtmled. nMltfi I ill fin 1 iimiiiii nil AOiUMS SLATUUM, VU TTllllSBSlllllHB. Jfew sera All want ft thousands of Hvse and millions of property saved by it for tunes made with it pertteularB free. 0. M. LisjiNoTOM A Bao., Mew lork and Chicago. rtfl Vflll MaH or Female. Send your address vw l ww aQj g,t lometbing that will bring you W 1ST in nonoraDiy over sinw a montn sure. MONEY ITS Ureenwich St.. New York. MrTIlawrrmteel Floral Cntalwtw far 1ST 8 Is now ready. Price 10 Cents, leas than half the cost WtUJAJi JS. Buwuitch, Wa Warren Sr., Boston, Mass. IROYIDE FOR YOUR CHILDREN A mm B tore, froat by ISB M-t . la fcrmr Cttr, Brown C., T!cu. ft A dratted A mwM. Br U. S. Cnariu 187 V-W ta mtt. Is Inn Cmatr. ftptpadU Parts Laada, P aJsvmA are fa -peratiasj. Atlrft-e. Ot. W. Land A IwJBlgnittoa Co., SO V. 4th Rt., sr P. O. Box 3CM. Clatdaaati Clr AGISTS VANTKA. UALPBBT'S Business College, at Madison, JmsI. Onanmttm titnation her gnnluate. "C3 Send for particular. THE CHICAGO LEDGER. A $3 Paper for $1.50. It is ss good snd larnr than that Hew York Always an Uinstrated Serial Story. A new Story com mences abont Feb. 1. One year, jHwtas paid, for rANTED IMMEDIATELTT f 37 more yonnx men ta lenrn Tele- V grapoy. wooa sanations aiarantcNM. Address, with stamp, Snperintndnt I Union TetoaTapn Co.. uberan. Ohio, ass YO-USE 430K.X.X7I! A CO.B PmS,nS Tr T fWTT d CAST, CiaJB-r-aTfcEJL X JJ O. Full Description and Prices sent Free. Address ( OLUnf sTr CO., tia Watee Stbeet, tin Yoax. POUTZ'S HORSE AND CATTLE POWDERS, BIARCrS SCI0PTIC01, Witk new. sMiraveA sad sneepana-A HACUO IaASTRS SUBEfl. Far Hvssaa. afoaday-dM-lS and 1 tr mr- itMaads OSiUTAJUaXX). BrlTUaat Bad eatrytoanev Oiieslats or Sr ICUt Offer free. BriawisMt Maaaal (St I4.)SSta. L2.sfCT,U10C ' HEW BOOK FOB THE I,.. UR WESTERN BORDER o SE RUADBLD lEAKS AGO. A Graphic History of the Heroic Rpoch of American Border Life. Its thrilling oohnictaof Bed and white foes, 'xciting adventures,captivilies,fovays,scouta, riiooeer wom,n and boys. Indian war-paths, camp ife, and sports. A hook tor old and young. Not a dullpige. No competition. Knormooa aalea. Agents wanted everywhere. Circulars free. Address J.C JteCl RDI as C4K, le W. Fourth St., Cincinnati. Successful Music Books! Getze's School for Parlor Organ. It is already in the hands of 30,001 learners and players on Reed Organs, and deserves this and greater success. Contains ITS graded lessons. Including nearly 90 agreeable pieces, a aeaea sonfs, and 35 short voluntaries. fS.9. ratvtsrlal OIL fr Old Folks Concerts. Hew. M ajztiaUac stiver. The next book for your 8. 8. 33 Bellak's Analytical Method For Pianoforte. As Ike eerV rst Mun-aerisw book, (for the first three months on the Piano), nothing eoold be better. Very easy pieces, nicely Angered and graded. IJoee away, mostly, with the dryness and drudgery of the first quarter. In Paper. ens. High School Choir. SI.OO. For High Schools, Academies, Seminaries, Gems of English Song. A large, elegant collection of Choice Songs, with Piano or Reed Organ accompaniment, p ipages. Sheet Musi siae. Sa 50 in Boards; 3. In Cloth. All hooks mailed, post-free, tat retail price. OLIVER DITSON 6c CO., llOSTOV. C. H. DlUO .., .S6.1Mtsames, Til SrsUxiy. Sartesssn ts Us WsDur, Hew York. Philadelphia. The Great Blood Remedy ' -is-. VEGETINE. MAKE IT PUBLIC. South Boston, February , 1S71. H. R. Stitiss, Ksq. : . Dear Sir I have nearu irom very sudi ""'' " the great success ef VBGKTIJIs; in caes of ocrof- ma, nnenmatium, riuubi w.in.i.., v-..-. all otlier.diseases of kindred nature. I mate no hesitation in sarins mat t snom ' - j": the most reliable remedy fox Catarrh and tieaeral Mr wife has been troubled with Catarrh far saany rears, and at times very oaau. " " '""r-"'"'! ttied every supposed remedy that we could bearer, a : . -11 L ; ssrnsm. has nr sTaslaTawral V eta. Fa Mil gradually growing worse, end the discharge Iron She was in this condition when she commenced to take VrtllBTlJiB; I conld see that she was improv ing on the second bottle. She continued taking the VKUMltSa until sne nau uaw - is entire j ViZl. and YEOlCTljxKompli.h the cure after nothing elw would. Hence l teel jnatiAed in swing that VKttBTINB is the most reliable rem edy, and would advise all Bunenng humanity ro try U, for 1 believe it to be a gxC honest, vegetable medicine, and I shall not hesitate to recommend it. 1 am, etc., fapectfullv. Ju. C.CABDSLt,. Btor AM Broadway. VKiKTINI acts directly upon the ceases of these complaints. It invigorate and strengthens th whole system, acts upon the secretive organs, allays Xa.mm.tion. cleaniei and cures u elation, cures constipation, and regulate th bowels. Has Entirely Cured Me. Bostob, October, 1870. lJ!?mr-XT daughter, after bavins; a tof Wnwmrcongh was left rThav. ra'irU,m.rer from ySTl N B for "" ffTlA K ttL-f tovVUh'a.Ien!ir!.'.y urmTTh.vVr.eommen'd , -WMWl tiKand 1 clu chesrtully omm.ndU. SM Athens Street. Hold by all rrw;itt and Doalors m?nrT- Where. sW f a- M. .. W CLARK'S BOOK KEEPING rh,;,rfD?eetho B I II 1 .I.vn. poat-P"l. .TII'I f i . i. .1 1 . . - - - ' IXA sua A Kr, 172 Plum street, Ccinciunati, Ohio. FRA NKLI IV FOCNDKY, 169 Time) Rtnet, Clnrinnati, OAtc ALLISON, SMITH & JOHNSON, The type on which this paper hi printed is from the shove Founnrv. IXIlIRe FOB W. A. DROWN & COS UMBRE LLAS. PHIIiAAEIePHIA aimI MEW YORK. Th tie narked with their same ara confidently I CENTS tor Arwy for rw kook Jinn Eliza 1 No. 19. .Ol S-tUUhf U the) 1-ftU Of .OOQ "V 1VrT- W iyitrtB mt PoiTgwny. ntoatiaitxl Cireol". with cerlw lnfri!iutrakt fret) to all. AiidrM fttrert otflc of DuStltl Oilman A Cou'VCbI1aMonM' - Mt ILLU8TB AT1CD SFFD CAT A LOGFE 'or 17 w how UADY and will be mailed, i nbi vr I haki., to ail applicant opon receipt or eeau- aor Aiigiuw ana iverman eaiuon. Add res JOHN KERN. 211 Market Street, St. Louis. Btate where yon saw this advertisement. fiENTEMUL, HISTORY "W THI UNITED STATES. LbbW trv BriCT J. LtjMM. LI. D bow readr I Th cml ram mitt Hntorjot our mkoU Conntry in one tai-gs cl tkj fctiM, 7t tew'prteed toIubm trtt 600 p. 40 Ito a pTPTin(? d4 the 0I7 oa tnnhf to be publiohs! lit iMtk Engl tali at a. Gtrnai. roll and srcDd.diT il lauraiad aKcoiinirf ;h w roar time Grmd t.tmtetxHiat rif T,m AGENTS WANTED ! Kap diy i tereai avcrj-articta la tb uu-Miny Dibtuht of oar country : wo Mn atsaasM tor Aetata awvkini a jt--tM trk. oil aat afaeast tat mm far fail aaswrtauoa aikd liberal tarava, ta T. A. HrTCHIJiSO COf f AWT. 4 CloriaauULs OtalM. DOMESTIC SEWING 1IACEI1TES. liberal Terms of Er- chaxgefor Second-hand Kachmes oi everv des eripUon. DOMESTIC PAPER FASHIONS. The Bast Patterns mads. S'Dd Sets, tor Catalogue. Adiren SZTCKS MACHOS CO. Assets Warns. -ST SEW TOBH. SMITH ORGAN Co - Boston. jMass. TKttse) Sfamdarat Jnatrunaeitm Sold by Music Dealers Everywhere. ABETS TAJTED II ETEET EH Bold throughout the United State oa th DRUICT IE1I: That is, on a Srstem of KoBthlv pavnent. Purchasers should ask for the Smith American Or fan. CatalesnMs and fall particulars on application pi 2J PTJEE COD IIVES OIL AHD IIHB. 0 wbo NaT) itnn taking Cod LiverOu wiil be plt-aufrl tolfarn that Dr. Willor h encflfd, from dirr ttotiBof sWVfiDil proferteiienal Kenilemen, in combin ing the pure oil and lima in aurh a manner that it m pU-aVant to the tatt, and Its ffffcw in lung coxn piainU are truly wonWtai. ry many iM-nuni whose cases were arotKmnced hopplcrvr and who hal tnkenthe cU-nr oil fr a lonn time without marked Ih have been entirely curwl by ains; thin p i pa is t ion. Be tare and 8t th oeomne. ilanafac tured only by A. B. WiLiJOBs, UveaiiBt .Sustoiu oU by all druxxista. xs 5 w-- 5. ? s ? mr Tor Sale by mil Dt-mtgittM. J. S. BCKDSAL & CO., s PrvprUtm, cnrcrtriTATT. ohio. 1K. tHltl-M 1 IsIVER INVIGORATORJ tomponndtu entirely imui taiuas ( Titos wl.ns.re-i reraoB aumsj howlUadaptthta dose &o their in dividnal ronstsW tntioDs from si tcanpoonfnll f move all morbid) or mid mattcrj from tike system,! lapplylsi o o their place aj r healthy flow of -O M bile, iMVtoimt- j a tmbleponfsili aecordina; to ef- frct. For all aa a aaVa. Mt tm sv m, mtA eansinaT food to m J difreat well) PTJ BIFn.iU THE 1 LIVEK, lrrear-- 1 II . a msmf jariues or tom Iwinc; Lst aa ach and Bawds, icalta , ssW dlseaaes depend BLOOD. arl- tone and Jhci to tfae whole ana- has! .a- rst on or cansed chines remov- " " by avachderansre- ens a Billoas Us dlseaaea, el"- 1 P1 at ttmcks. Coativ fetinT nradleai r !ne , i'nronie li evare. AsaFAN- . '.arrhfra.Ilyspep IXYMEDICI.-V E o sia. Jaundice and It is C5EUCAJL- Z5 F&mala lVeais ED, and is AL f ! incase. 1 tables WAl'S SAFE. paf cpoonfall taker at commencement of an attack of SICK H EADAC H E caret in 1.1 mlantrs. 1 k.fm LUYV or SALLOW SHUf MA E VOrfTU FTJL, by 1 bottle. TRY ITt For pamphlet containinsr nsarnl information and all abont th liver, addreaa 1R. SATiFORIt, Jfew York. HOLD BY ALL DKUi;lTS- SAFE AMD RELIABLE- Have Yon Weak L.nTirs f Have Yon a Cotigh or CnMX ? Have Yon Pain in Yonr Breast? Have Yon any Throat risea-t? Have Yon Consnmptlon ? USB Da. L. 0, C. WISHARTS PIM TREE TAR CORDIAL. Are Yon "Weak and Penilitatert? To Yon Snffer from Indigestion ? Do Yon refinire a ToTilo? Have Yon No Appetite? PoYon need BnildiPgtTp? PoYoq wish tote Strongand Healthy? USE Da. I. 0. C. T7ISHARTS PIKE TREE TAR CORDIAL. Sold by all Pmggists. Principal Depot. Ko. 232 Xortli Second St.. Phila. CENDs HEADQUARTERS Wn Flra-rUwn Vtaiti mm t'arda, with your Oname neatly printed, sent hy return mail upon receipt of lO cts. and a -c. stump, parks. names, to one address. So cts. A list of 70 kinds of carua and samples of fa styles ot printing sent witn each new order. 1 make THIS Oft s:K as I wish to introduce my cards into every family. All want more when thry get one lot. All say. "Mor.than pleased, v rite name, town anu ' ir - . . Adds.W.C.CAtiSUS,3UKneeland-st.,Boaton,Jlaea. M and Morphins bahit absolutely and ipeedilrcurod. Painl-s; no pnblicity. grntl tarns for particnlars. Pr. Carl ton, 157 Washington St., Cbicaxo. HU 20 aTATVCT CARD. 7 8trlM, with Bme,lc, Ada s J. B. UigTEn, Nassau, BenM. Co., N. Y. Yonr Ham EIerntlT Print d oa IS TiiKSrAKB'tT visit, run, for 25 Cent. tcfi cardeontuni a Km which Is ot vinbls until held towards tha beht Nnhnrii thOTrvv before offer-ed In Amarics. Bieind-it-e-a4T9lUtaAainta. WoTai.iT rautxixo CoAaltlsadaMaav TXIVORC1CS tarall obtains, for .ncom-patibii.tr. JLetC. JUwiaenco no. rrqiun-u ,cnn'iiniurti. rrm af tr decree. Address P.O. Box Chicago, 111. "QSYraoXAXCY, r Soml Clutrxnlaff.', W HW vittM-r uay Uiw-iiMte ' S-iU l "! JlWrtlna nl mnj prrnii lby rbs-tsw.lrtJ.tiui'lr. Tlira art all -a , fret-, by mail. K t-rnt-; OKrlhrr wtiha MtrrUco K'Urlo BfcYitir Oracla Drvartis, Hintr to (js,;!--. c l.X.tWJatiM. 4 OwtnT XnNJragt f WiLI'Ant- . Kltr". Ibf 'avW-ohj- j!BDrlM whits or tint! Rii-tol, tw cti. ; A j gnnwflaks, Marti-, Bp.or Damaak, SActs.:M Glass, 4 era. ; with -onr name bean ti frilly print-Mi ot, them. d Msampleaaf type, agents' price-list, etc., sent by return mail on receipt of price. Iirount to Clubs. Bestof work. W. C. CANNON. 43 Knwlaud Btreet, Boston, liefer to 8. M. Pettesgih. A Co. OPIUM! Habit sirwMl at Ha No Publicity. Time hort. Terni. moderate. 1 ,0t- ttmtinionial. Tear of anmralleled atictvss. De scribe ease. Address Or. T. E. Marsh, ijuincy, Mich. A.M.D. Mo. X. WnM WKirrwo to am nrrura-i, nlesaao any thai y)B Sasw Uv adtarOo arms 1V Va I...BarasBBw-JBr fV NMPjJj(rgr' ABa7