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Executors’ sale OF VALUABLE FARMS, and wood lots. In Maxuuesteu District. ihe undersigned, as executors of the last •■I all j testament of Jacob Hoffacker, late of p' 11 county, Md., deceased, by authority f ail will and by virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court, will sell at public sale on the premises, on ipjc/t.v ESDA )’, SEPTEMBER !.‘4, ISB4, at 12 o'clock, M., the following valuable real r Ot. The Home Farm, situate in Manches ter district, adjoining the village of Alesia. an important station on the Baltimore <t Han ,r IJailioad. This farm contains !. ;l ACII KS , of which about 10 acres are WOOD -1 \SD, ]>rincipally oak; is well wateredSoP and fenced, water at house and bann 'T-T fine apple orchard. There is a good two slory FRAME HOUSE, LARGE BARN in irood repair, 2-story spring house, and all the other necessary outbuildings. Ko. 2. The Brick House Farm, containing 115 ACRES, about 50 acres in the very best of oak timber. . —The improvements are a large BRICK HOUSE, in excellent condition; two bank j I,arns, spring house and other j accessary buildings. This farm has a fine | apple orchard, is well watered and fenced, j and adjoins farm No. 1. These farms are equal to any in the district, ; arc in a high state of cultivation, and both ] have recently been well limed. There are j schools, churches, postoflice, mill, shops, &c., i convenient, making these properties very de sirable to persons seeking homes or invest- | meats. _ | At the same lime will be sold the following SVood Lots, which adjoin the farms : No. 1. contains 3} acres; No. 2, contains 3 acres: No. 3, contains 2} acres; No. 4, con- | tains 2j acres; No. 5, contains 4; acres; No. j contains 2i acres; No. 7, contains 2| acres, and No. 8, contains 3§ acres. These lots are heavily covered with excellent timber, principally water oak. Four or live arc on the Black Rock road, and the others j all have outlets. They will be sold separately ur together, as may suit purchasers or for the \ bert interest of the estate. At the same time, also, will be sold two j other Wood Lots, about half a mile east of 1 the Brick House Farm, adjoining lands of i Henry B. Hare and Alexander Cramer. No. ; it. contains lOj acres, and No. 10,.contains 8} j acres. They are heavily timbered with water : oak ami chestnut. OS SATURDA V, SEPTEMHER 27-, 1884, ; at ''o'clock, I’. M., will be sold the following I leasehold property; ONE ACRE and 12: Perches of land, more or less, situate in the town of Manchester, improved by a two-story weatherboarded DW E L LIN 6, stable and other buildings; good well of water at the : door, excellent fruit of various kinds. This property is subject to an annual ground rent ol four dollars, Persons desiring to view the property, or desiring further information, can call upon or address David H. Hoffacker, Manchester, Md. Terms fob Am. the Property. - —One-third cash on day of sale, or upon ratification there of: the: balance in two equal payments at one ami Iwo years from the day of sale, the credit payments to ho secured to the satisfaction of the executors, bearing interest from the day .of sale. DAVID H. HOFFACKER, JACOB SHAFFER, Executors of Jacob Hoffacker, deceased. .Jacob Hoffman, Auctioneer. aug23:ts mansTEHS’ sale I OF A Valuable Tract of Land. We, the undersigned, trustees, will offer at public sale, three miles from Westminster and out* garter from the turnpike lead ing from Westminster to. Littlestown, the real of Jacob Snyder, late deceased, ad joining lauads of William Baughman, William tAvjKr, Ksusuel Snyder and others, oi Saturday , the £oth day of September , 18*4, at 1 o'clock, P. M., sharp. Sih J, THE HOME FARM, containing 114 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS, under a good *UUu of cultivation. The im provements on thi*. farm consist "V of a two-story weatherboarded HOUSE, 48 by 24 FEET witu cellar; Switzer barn, (15 40 fi**.., with shedding attached; ten ant hoi*** with a njcv^r-failing spring; hog house, corn cribs. house, spring house, and other outbuildings; al.oe, a fine orchard. This is a desirable property, as there is on this farm an abundance of limestone and lime kiln within a few steps of the quarry. There is this farm about 10 acres of mep4ow, SSpio acres of timber, and the balance U ft?of the very best quality of farming land. ” Farm No. 2 is a very desirable tract of fund, containing 142 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, of which 25 acres is covered with fine timber, fl) acres of good meadow, and the cleared land cannot be surpassed, as it has upon it Any quantity of iron ore and limestone and several springs of never*failing water. This farm has no improvements upon it, but very •desirable locations for buildings. These two farms are ni&ejy situated and well watered, as Meadow Brunei passes through btyth ,vf them. Lot ftw.:£ is AV excellent Wood I,ot, heavily timbered with oak, hickory and some chest nut, containing if ACHES OF or less. This land lies contiguous to each other, and will be sold in parcels or in one body, so as to suit purchasers. Any one wanting to purchase a desirable home will do well to call and see for themselves, and it will be shown to them by the parties occupying said prop erty, or by the undersigned. There will be a plat of the three tracts of land above men tioned exhibited on the day of sale. Posses sion given on the first day of April, 1885. The terms of sale are: —The purchasers giving their notes with approved security to .the trustees on the day of sale, and one-third of the purchase money on the first day of January, 1885; the balance in one and two years, bearing interest from the first day of January, 1885. , ' I Trustees. nug23:U LEV I SNYDER, J Assignee of mortgagee’s SALE of a very desirable small Farm, in Woolery’s District, Carroll county, Md. The undersigned, by virtue of a power of nale contained in a Mortgage from Edward A. Welsh and Sallie K. Welsh, his wife, to David Geiman, and now assigned to William B. Thomas, dated April Ist, 1882, and recorded among the Real Estate Mortgage Records of Carroll county, in IJjicr F. 1- S. No. 17, fo lia 182, Ac., will oiler at public sale, on the premises, to the highest bidder, on No tnrday, Ihe 2<Hh day of September, 1884, at 2 o'clock, I’. M-, all that part of a tract or parcel of land called “Buckingham's Ven ture," containing 53j ACREBJ3F LAND, MORE or LESS, situate, lying and being in Woolery’s district, Carroll county, Maryland, on Mqngan’s Run, about one mile south of Rird Hill, and now in the occupancy of William H. Hughes. The land is in a good state of cultivation, and lies convenient to mills, schools, churches and postoffice. About fi to 8 acres of it are in excellent timber. The improvements consist of a two-story Log House, Sta- , ble, Hog Pen, and large Tobac co House, well built and in repair. There is an spring of water near the door and the land is well watered. This property will he sold with the condi tion that the tenant now in possession, to-wit, William H. Hughes, shall be allowed to re main in occupancy of the premises under his' lease until April Ist, 1885, the purchaser, however, to receive the rent from October Ist, 1884. Term of Sale. —Cash; or if desired by the purchaser, one-third cash on the day ol sale, or on the ratification thereof, one-third in one year and the other one-third in two years from the day of sale; the credit payments to he secured by the notes of the purchaser or purchasers, with approved security, bearing interest from the day of sale. WILLIAM B. THOMAS, Assignee of Mortgagee. Rcifsnider A Fink, Solicitors. R. C. Matthews, Auctioneer. aug23;ts <X I}c Penurftfotfc JgABGAINS, BARGAINS. J. T. WAMPLER Cordially invites his friends and the public generally to call and examine his LARGE STOCK OF GOODS, and compare prices before purchasing else where. We have LADIES’ DRESS GOODS AND DOMESTIC GOODS, kc., OF ALL KINDS. OUR NOTION DEPARTMENT Is full and complete with all the Latest Nov elties. In our QUEENSWARE DEPARTMENT, Which is the largest and beet selected in the county, we defy competition. OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT Is always complete with all the various grades of Sugars, Coffees, Teas, Spices, Fruits, Ac. We keep also a Large Stock of Japaned Ware, Tin Ware, Wooden Ware, Glass Ware and Sample Goods, All of which we sell at Rock Bottom Prices. J. T. WAMPLER, ap 22-tf West End, Westminster, Md. WORTH READING & AGENTS WANTED. One or two live men in each district in Carroll county to sell the Unrivaled Washing Machine. It has been the aim of the inventor to construct a washing machine which, unlike I its contemporaries, WOULD DO the WORK I AS WELL AS BY HAND, and in a much shorter time, without destroying the clothes ;or breaking the buttons. The Atkinson is a machine which will stand the most rigid examination, and do all that is claimed for it. It is simple in construction, thereby enabling the manufacturer to sell at a price which puts it within the reach of all. It is fight and durable, not liable to get out of repair, and is easily operated. The principle i is unique and original, differing widely from that of any machine ever designed for a sim- I ilar purpose. The time-worn system of heat ing, rubbing and grinding the articles to he washed is totally ignored, and a new one (founded on an established law of hydraulics, which treats of the suction and pressure of water and nir) is substituted. ffiaS"Eyery good housekeeper should examine it. It is a valuable addition to articles of household economy. Wherever sold they )iaye given entire satisfaction. We warrant them to he as represented. Any live man can make sls ! a week profit. It has been done. Write mo at once. Terras and circulars furnished on i applying to O. M. HITESHEW, Owner and Manufacturer of the Unsurpassed Machine, P. 0. Box 20, Uniontown, Car roll county, Md. may 2G*tf JpOR SALE BY A. N. STEPHAN. | The finest stock of Spring Goods ever of ' fered in this market, such as Haines, :TRACE CHAINS OF ALL GRADES,; | i „ .'. : Tongue, Bfenst, Stay, Halter, m- LOU AND FIFTH CRAINS, “®a Forks, Shovels, Hoes, Rakes, Spades, SAWS of every description. Grindstones and Hang ers, Vises, Anvils, Bellows and Blowers. STEEL SHOVEL BLADES, of all sizes. To m\y one needing such goods it will he to their advamagpto call and see my stock. Also HARDWAHk, iroih Steel, Coach Goods, Wheels, Leather, Glass, (ills, Paints, &c. CUCUMBER PUMPS, The Celebrated Bjpelsior COOK STOVES, LONDON HORSE and CATTLE EQQP, READY-MIXED HOUSE PAINT, •Babii Fence Wire. A. N. STEPHAN, feh 17-tf Near Depot, Westminster, Md. WINDSOR COLLEGE. ( Chnrternlihe. Isy Mature of Maryland 1813.] WINDSOR T NEW WINDSOR LADIES' §.EWNAfcV j COLLEGE For Young Ladies, I For Young Men, with with Preparatory and | Preparatory and Bus- Primary Schools for I iness Schools for Girls. 1 Boys, Fall Term open September 10, 18X4. These Institutions have distinct and sepa rate courses of study and government, and I offer advantages not surpassed in the State, j For healthfulness and beauty the location is j unrivalled. The government is moral and Christian, and is not embarrassed by Venom ; Inaliunal or Stale control. Each department lias now a fund to assist worthy students needing aid. Scholarships are not recommended, for oh j vious reason*; hut when insisted upon Schol- I arships for three years’ tuition wdl be sold for S9O, and those holding such will be charged for hoard, room, washing, fuel and light only \ -ftISO per year. For Catalogues and the fullest information, i visit the College, or address REV. A. M. JELLY, D. D., President, june2l:4mos New Windsor, Md. VALUABLE Frame Buildings, Brick and Stone Material AT PIT It LIC SALE. We will sell at public sale, at the Taylor Works, near the Court House, in Westmin ster, Md., on Saturday, the ISlh day of September, ISB4, at 2 o’clock, P. M., several largo frame buil dings, composed ofheavy joists, girders, heavy frame limber, large quantity of heavy plank, 1 turning lathe, planing mill and patent ma chine for drilling iron. . The material in these buildings is in excel lent condition, and the attention of persons desiring to build houses, bsrnes or shedding, is invited to this sale. Terms of Sale.—One-half cash and the other one-half in six months; the credit pay ment to he secured by note of purchaser or purchasers with approved security, bearing Interest from the day of sale. •CHAS. B. ROBERTS, WM. B. THOMAS, CHAS. T. REIFSNIDER. R. C. Matthews, Auct’r. auglGrts ■pIARMERS, Take Notice of This. I am selling all the different brands of PHOSPHATES which I handle at from one to three dollars per ton less than I sold them last year (including “Star Bone ), and still giving you crop time without interest. I am, prepared to sell you goods of the same analy ses or better for less money than any dealer or agent in the county. A* toe price ot wheat is very low, I have determined to retell the goods I handle at wholesale prices. Don,t buy until you see me. jAMEg g g MIT g Warehouse on Liberty street, one door east of Lynch’s sale stable. Pure Ground Bone for sale. au|2B:2n> WESTMINSTER, MD, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1884. J Q. STITELY & SON, LIBERTY ST., WESTMINSTER, MD. Having associated with me in business my son Oliver, the business will now be run under the name and firm of J. Q. Stitely & Son, where you will constantly find on baud a full and select assortment of Agricultural Implements and Ma chinery of All Kinds. The Champion Cord Binders, Reapers and Mowers, Oliver Chilled Plows, Lebanon Wrought Share Plows, Hench Cultivators, SPRING-TOOTH HARROWS Both riding and walking; Evans Check Row Corn Planters, the Wyard Hand Planters, Corn Shelters, Peed Cutters and Mas ticators, Thomas Hay Rake, The BuUard Hay Feeder, Empire Engines, Separators And Clover Hullers, The Empire and Bick ford & Huffman GRAIN AND GUANO WHEAT DRILLS, Wheat Fans, Single and Double Shovel Plows, Single Trees. Also a FULL LINE OF REPAIRS. The Buckeye Iron Pump Cucumber Pumps and Tubing Of all kinds. Wo now call your special at tention to the celebrated Emerson k Fisher BUGGIES AND PHOTONS. Have just received a fresh carload of them, and are now ready to accommodate our many friends and customers with the best Buggies in the State for the money. SfeT-AN UNRIVALLED COMBINATION Of cheapness, durability and style. Extra ordinary success! OVER 100,000 CARRIAGES SOLD And perfect satisfaction given. Come and see the newest styles, with latest improve ments, and select a Buggy, Plucton, family Carriage, Cart or Spring Wagon, made by the Emerson & Fisher Company expressly for our trade. J. Q. STITELY k SON, Liberty Street, opposite Depot, feh 10 84:tf Westminster, Md. WESTERN MARYLAND COLLEGE. FOR S TUDENTS of E O 77/ SEXES IN SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS. Organized under the auspices of the Methodist Protestant Church , JS67, S**"lncorporated by Act of Assembly , ISGB. Occupies one of the most beautiful and healthful sites in the State. Receives annual appropriation from the Legislature for the Free Board of one student from each Sena torial District. Provides a comfortable room for each two students. Has a full corps of competent instructors. Course of study ample and thorough both in the Preparatory and Collegiate Departments. Discipline strict, but kind. Terms very moderate. A Schol arship for Three Years Tuition for SIOO, and (to stuaents haying suph Scholarship) Ifoftr*!, Room, Washing, Fuel and Light at the rate of SIGG.G7 per year. Has been in successful operation for 1G years. The Thirty-Fifth Annual Session begins September 2d, 1884, and ends January 30th, 1885. For Catalogue, and #further informa tion, address J. T. WARD, D. D., President, juiy Westminster, Md. Buy YOUR HARDWARE AND STOVES OF M. SCHAEFFER & CO., WESTMINSTER, MD., XU All KAII.KOAt*. We are receiving an elegant line of lino heating Stoves, economical in fuel, ornamen tal in design, easy to manage and reasonable in price. Cook Stoves and Range. In the latest and most approved patterns guaranteed. Sole agents for the celebrated New Light- House Cook and Excelsior Penn, Othello and New Record Ranges, also the New Golden Sjm and Boynton 1882 Fire Place Heaters, the very f-eof. ju the market. i Keep off l|ap,(| always a fqll lipe pf HARDWARE, WOODENWARK, PAINTS, OILS, GLASS, PLUMBERS’ AND GAS-FITTERS’ SUPPLIES. Manufacturers of all kinds of Tinware. Roof ing and Spouting promptly attended to. Call and examine stock and learn prices, sept 9-if H. HUBER, NO. 3 CARROLL HALL, DEALER IN DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PATENT MEDICINES, AND PERFUMERY. ESPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO PHY SICIANS’ ORDERS AND PRE SCRIPTIONS. april 25-tf STOBCK & SONS, LUMBER, DOORS, SASH, BLINDS, &C., of our own Manufacture, 77 E. Monument Street, and 259 N. Front St, Baltimore, Md., 1} squares from Western Maryland Depot. JO-Ooods delivered to Depot free, july 8, 1882-if LSO N ’ S GREEN SAND MARL FER TILIZER. Single Bag of 200 pounds $1.50. Per Ton $12.00. This article has been thoroughly tested ON WHEAT, CORN AND VEGETABLES, And has given very satisfactory results. IT HAS BEEN ANALYZED BY ONE OF THE BEST CHEMISTS In Baltimore city and New York, and pro nounced the Finest Marl ever discovered. It contains a large percentage of ANIMAL BONE PHOSPHATES. Warehouse IG2 Franklin street, between Green and Paca, Baltimore. In connection with ray Green Sand Marl Fertilizer, which I sell in natural state, I also manufacture a Fertilizer, using the Marl ns a basis, for S2O per ton, which will compare favorably with the best Fertilizer known. It has been thoroughly tested on corn, wheat and vegetables, with very satisfactory results, aug 16:2m Q_BEAT BARGAINS IN FURNITURE, $5,000 WORTH TO BE SOLD WITHIN THE NEXT GO DAYS, REGARDLESS OP COST Parties desiring to pur chase wIU do well to call and examine our Stock before purchasing else where, and we will con vince you that WE SELL AS LOW AS ANY HOUSE IN THE COUNTY, TAKING QUALITY OP GOODS INTO CONSIDERATION. J. GEISELMAN & SON, mar 8 Westminster, Md. JTEW GROCERY STORE AT YINQLING’S old stand. Having taken the above stand, and stocked it with a new and fine variety of Groceries, such as SUGARS, COFFERS, TEAS, MOLASBS, DRIED BEEF, BACON, HAM, BREAKFAST MIDDLING, CANNED FRUITS, SPICES, TIN, WOODEN & WILLOW WARE, TOBACCO, CIGARS, CONFECTIONERY, Stationery, &c., f rpspcptfqlly a§|f a s|jarp pf tjm pqirqnGse pf our Citizens, BBL.AII orders delivered in the town, • E. ZEPP, juue2l:Gmos Westminster, Md. JjTLOUB! FLOUR! FLOUR! Westminster Fleur lug Mills, W. S. MYEB & 880. Pbopbiktobb. Manufacture and have on sale the following brands of Flour: Oriole Family 1 \ Patent Process. A No, I Family J Westminster Family New Parr’s Ridge Family • Process. Westminster Extra , Above Brands Flour on sale at Barrel Prices, In Half Barrel Sacks, (98 lbs.l Quarter “ “ (49 lbs.) Eighth “ “ (241 lbs.) Sixteenth“ “ (12} lbs.) Have constantly on hand and for sale Bran, Middlings and Offali in general. Agents for §}qnd§r4 srapda of yerttHaers. For sale at Manufacturers’ Prices, feh 4 1882-ly FBAXB X. 11888. 3ZMUZI. X. HBBE. Y K. HERB & 880., Manufacturers of COACHES, CARRIAGES, BUGGIES, JAOGEB WAGONS!! PHAETONS, d-C Special attention given to Repairing. All orders promptly filled and work of every kind warranted. opposite the Montour House, Main street, Westminster, Md. aug 8-ly TO CREDITORS. This is to give notice that the subscriber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Carroll county, in Maryland, letters of Ad ministration on the Personal Estate of MICHAEL T. FROCK, late of Carroll county, deceased. All per sons having claims against the deceased are warned to exhibit the same, with the vouch ers thereof legally authenticated, to the sub scriber, on or before the 23d day of March, 1884; they may otherwise by law be ex cluded from all benefit of said estate. Given under my hand this 19th day of August, 1884. MARY C. FROCK, aug 23-4t* Administratrix. QOBPOBATION NOTICE. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Mayor and Common Council will meet Mon day, Wednesday and Friday of each week at 8 P. M., during the month of September, to make transfers and abatements. No changes will be made after October Ist Property owners residing east of W. M. R. R., desiring changes, will please meet the Council the Ist or 3rd week; those living west of R. R., the 2nd or 4th week. By order. sepC:3t C. H. BAUGHMAN, Clerk. SUNNYBANK FEMALE SELECT SCHOOL Will reopen September Blh. Address v MISSES A. *C. MERINO, aepC-3t* Linwood, Md, JMfct fottrj. SEPTEMBER. I woutler, Love, if thou dost yet remember The pale uncolored llowcrs upon the vine; And how in spring we said in rich September, These flowers will hold red wine. The summer's rose will bloom and die; then after. Among the shadowed stillness of green leaves. We shall pluck clusters full of joy and laughter— Pale gold, like yellow sheaves. “Or we shall hold together tender faces, And pull large purple grapes wet with cool dews.” Come with me now and seek there pleasant places. Lest we our vintage lose. Come with me now. we know not if to-morrow We shall have lips to laugh, or eyes for tears; Or if we’ll crush the lees of joy, or sorrow, Of happy hopes, or fears. Then Love said fondly words with kisses broken, “I do remember—how should I forget?” Judge ye for me what tender words were spoken, Love owning such sweet debt; How we on tiptoe stood to reach o’erhead The dark and lucent grapes on either side; Judge ye for me what tender words Love iaid To me, his promised bride! 0 heart, if thou forget’st all else, remember Those days in gracious ease and beauty set— The vine-crowned days of bountiful September, Memory shall ne’er forget! J&lect FANCHETTS LOVER. For five years up to the 29th of Decem ber, 1804, Jules Ribaud lived in a little roadside cottage, within a stone’s throw of a post-house on the highway leading from the village of Rainey to Paris. He was a little, hump backed old man, and a miser. Report had it that his hoardings were nearly a million of francs. He had lived alone, hut once his house was entered by robbers and himself beaten so terribly that his life for a time was despaired of. The robbers gained nothing for their pains. Recovering, he resolved to live no longer alone. He engaged a sharp-eyed girl from Rainey as a house-servant. Unknown to him the girl Fanchette had a lover, Adolph, a student whom once a week she was in the habit of slyly meeting at the post-house. Once a month she had a holiday, and pass ed it with her lover at Rainey. Ribaud, so the neighbors said, had once been a rag picker in Paris. On the morning of the 29th of December Fanchette had her usual holiday and went to Rainey, returning to her miser’s house at nightfall. During the night two of the hostlers of the post-house, who, by the light of a lan tern, were playing cards in one of the sta bles. heard a wild cry of agony as of one in mortal terror. It seemed to proceed from the direction of Riband’s cottage. They laid down their cards and listened; then went outside. All was dark at the eottage; not another sound did they hear. They returned to their game of cards. In the morning t hey informed the landlord of what they heard. “Stupids, why did you not go to the cot tage ? Now, go there and see if all is right.” The hostlers obeyed, and reached the pottage; |t> tj|ejr surprise, foqqd no one stirring, The miser was also an early riser, They knocked and called loudly, but no answer came. They tried the door. It was unlocked. In the front room they beheld a horrible, ghastly spootaole. They saw Ribaud lying in the middle of the floor, his throat cut and his head beaten as if with a heavy bludgeon. Blood was scat tered and clotted on the floor, on the walls and on the bed. In the rear room they heard a woman’s voice faintly crying, as if smothered: “Help! help!” They there beheld Fanchette, gagged and bound hand and foot, face downward. The two men ran out and gave the alarm. The girl Fapchette was released, and when suffi ciently feooyep4 tqld tier story, it was bfjef, She did not see the old man mur dered, She only knew that just as she was preparing to undress in the darkness— the miser allowed her no light—a heavy hand was clasped over her mouth; she was then thrown violently backward. She fainted and knew no more. When she came to consciousness, an hour after, she was help less; all was silent as a tomb. She knew nothing about his hidden hoards, The cottage was searched, hut no trace of val uables was discovered. Tho police were at fault; they could only vaguely surmise. The miser was buried to the ground, and Fanchette returned to Rainey. On the 2d of January the account of the murder was published in the Paris papers. On tjip a shabby old man came’to’ the Prefect of the Seine, “Monsieur," he said, “I am a rag-picker, 1 knew this poor Ribaud, the miser. We worked together until he left Paris.” “But what has that to do with the mur der ? Why come to me ?” “Because, monsieur, I may aid in fluding his murderers. You see, he has one treas ure of which he and myself knew. You doubtless remember that 10 years ago a jeweler of the Rue Biron lost and set the pplioe |n search qf two magnificent dla tudnfls, the largest ever seen in Paris ex cept those in the emperor’s possession. They were intended for Hue P’Auuwle," “Well, ragman,’ 1 “They were never found, for Ribaud had them safely hidden. He dared not sell them. He took them with him to Rainey. He had them in his cottage.” “Nonsence, the diamonds were lost, not stolen.” “Not stolen ? That depends. I know Bjhaud had them, Monsieur, you will see me again. The person .who has the dia monds is the murderer of Ribaud, and I know where to find them.” The ragpicker left the office, but at the corner of the street he was arrested by an officer from the prefect. “This fellow knows more then he will disclose. I’ll keep him awhile in the se cret,” During the following month of February Paris had a sensation in the appearance of a dashing couple, the Count and Countess de Trouville, who, as they reported, were just returned from a continental tour, on their way to their chateau, in Malines. They hired magnificent apartments in the Fanburg St. (ienuain, anti astonished even the ancient noblesse with the extravagance of their style. At the opera, the theatres, on the boulevards, among the shopkeepers and tradesmen they became notorious. Ev idently the count’s wealth was inexhausta ble. In their apartments they held at times high revel, and the count and the friends he made had the wildest orgies. The police kept a wary eye upon them, for they could gather no information, as to where the count obtained his funds, July oame with its heat. Meanwhile the rag-picker was released, but silent. Jacquard, one of the keenest of the Paris ian detectives, was sent to Rainey by the prefect to endeavor to find a clue to the murderer of Ribaud, the miser. The girl, Fanchette, had disappeared. Her lover, the student, it was said, had gone off with her. She asserted she had received a leg acy from an aunt in Normandy. The de tective returned to Paris with only a mi nute description of Fanchette and her lover. Qqe day he saw the Count and Countess lie Trouville op the boulevard in an open carriage. They had stopped to enter one of the stores for a purchase. To the perfect he said : “The student lover Adolphe, and Fanchette, the servant of the miser, are in Paris. They are now called the Count and Countess dc Trou ville.” “Suppose they are; that fact does not connect them with Ihe murder of Ribaud.” “Monsieur, you do not forget the rag picker's story of the lost diamonds.” “Well!” “Yesterday one of them was offered in pawn at the Mount de Piete by a man evi dently disguised in hair and beard and wearing shabby clothes. Noting a look of suspicion from the bank official, and being asked as to where he got it, he fled away, leaving the jewel behind him. That was one of the lost solitaires of the Due d’ Au male. The official’s description of the man leads me to'believe that he was the count. “Then he is not likely to return for it. Well, proceed.” “Within ten days I will satisfy myself. If it was he, then he has the other solitaire and we have a clue to the murderers." The detective went to work hopefully. Dressed with faultless elegance he looked every inch the Parisian swell. In two days he made the acquaintance of the count. On the third ho contrived to obtain an in vitation to his apartments. The count re ceived him in what he termed his “Den.” a small room luxuriously Iqrnisbed, save in one respect. The open grate, half filled with cinders and half-burned coals, was un screened with the usual cover. “Ah, everybody notices that grate. It is my fancy to have it exposed. It is a contrast which, in my eye, makes the sur roundings appear all the richer. Ido not permit the servants to disturb it. Besides, you see it is a handy receptacle for cigar ends, paper scraps.” Wine was ordered. The count was de lighted with his new friend. Adroitly the detective turned the conversation upon dia monds, and casually mentioned the incident of the jeweler’s loss of the Due d’Aumale’s solitaires, keeping his keen gaze upon the count’s face. Instinctively the count’s eyes glanced toward the grate. The detective poured out a glass of wine. The count did the same. “By the way,” said the disguised official, “these diamonds must have been very large—too large for ordinary use. One of them, let me see, must have been”—here the detective glanced at the coals in the grate —“as large as —as this piece of half burned coal,” and, reaching down to the grate, he laughingly took up a large ashen lump in his fingers. “Monsieur, your words are an insult. Either toss the bit of coal hack into the grate or I will make you.” The detective took out the lump. Sud denly dropping it upon the carpet he placed his heel heavily upon it. It cracked apart beneath Ihe pressure like wood, and there, as he stepped back, lay glittering the other lost diamond. “You can have the coal; I will take the diamond and you!” Before the count could comprehend the movement the defective, by aq adrojt trick peculiar to his Pfofessjop, apraqg upon him, at his meroy. “You are my prisoner, Adolphe, alias the Count de Trouville, as Fanchette, your ac complice, will be within an hour. I arrest you us the murderer of Ribaud, the miser of Rainey, and she as your accomplice !” An instant later and the “wristlets” were upon the count. Like a madman the count sprang to grasp the piece from the detective's hand, and his face almost became livid. [ “No, no ! throw it back. It—it—it will soil—” “I beg your pardon, monsieur,” said the detective, pqply; hut really this is the lightest piece or coal for Its size. Why” —brushing the ashes from it—“why, it is as light as wood ! What is the matter, count ? Are you ill ? The count stood glaring, trembling. The ! detective saw that the bit of coal was lead ing him to the end of the trail, to the diamond and the man ! He examined the lump of coal carefully, but only for a mo ment. Then he placed it jp hjs poo^ef, “I will keep this, oount, as asouvenir of my visit, Au odd souvenir, is it not ?” With one bound the Count de Trouville sprang between the visitor and the door and drew a pistol. He was like a limp rag, he staggered to a chair, into which he dropped, completely unnerved, without q word. The game was up; diamonds were trumps, An hour later tho woman, Fanchette, resplendent in silts and jewelry, returned from her after noon drive, was under arrest, and witli her paramour on her way to prison.' That night she sent for the prefect, and in tears and lamentations confessed her guilt as an accomplice to the murder of her master, Ribaud the miser. Briefly it was this: While in his service she one day came upon him unawares, aqd, unseen by him, saw him remove a brick from the jamb of the fire-place in his room aud take out two large diamonds, and, after examining them replace them in their con l oealment, After tliis she was stimulated to watch him still closer, and she at last found where he had hidden his money under a water barrel in the cellar. Three hundred thou sand francs, mostly in coin, beside |q the oak chest were 10,000 frapes ip notes, All this Ije Jtmi amassed while in Faria as a ragpicker, and the purchase of a lucky ticket in the Hanover lottery. She told her lover all. He was poor—unscrupulous. He proposed to murder him and make way with the body. She was to admit him, and the bloody work being done and the robbery accomplished, he was to gag and bind her, and leave her there to ward off suspicion- All worked well. As the Count and Countess de Trouville they came to Paris. The cry that the hostler heard while play ing cards was the death shriek of the miser. The weapons used were a bludgeon and a bread knife. It was the count who tried to pawn the diamond at the Monte de Piete. Returning home frightened, lest being tracked by the bank officials and the house searched tho remaining diamond would be found, he devised the idea of concealing it in a bit of wood, over which with a coating of glue he sprinkled coal dust ashes, and placed it carelessly in the open grate, keeping, when absent, the door of the room locked. His over-care and anxiety lead to discovery by the clever de tective Jacquard. Adolphe died upon the scaffold, and Fanchette was sent to the penal settlements for life. To Jacquard Due D'Aumale made a generous reward. On the morning follow ing Fanchctte’s confession came back to the prefect the ragpicker. “You see, monsieur, what I said was true. The diamond and the murderers were together, eh ?” “How came Ribaud to have them ?” “Ah ! he found them in the case as they were dropped by the ass of a jeweler bring ing them from the Due D’Aumale’s in his carriage. Ribaud saw them drop; he threw his rag-bag over them until the jew eler entered his shop, aqd then made way with his prize. That is all,” dtor #lio* A Wonderful Substance. Among the most interesting develop ments which have followed in the wake of the discovery of petroleum is the immense trade which has sprung up in ozokerite, or ozocerite, as Webster has it. No fairer substance ever sprang from most unprom ising parentage, than the snowy, pure, tasteless, opalescent wax which is evolved from the loud smelling, pitchy dregs of the petroleum still. The Mining Review thus sums up the many uses to which this re markable substance is applied: This comely, impressionable article, with all the smooth, soft beauty, defies agents which can de stroy the precious metals and eat up the hardest steel as water dissolves sugar. Sulphuric and other potent acids have no more effect on ozokerite than spring water. It is alike impervious to acid and to mois ture. Its advent seems to have been a special dispensation in this age of electri city. Every overhead electric light cable or underground conduit, or slender wire, cun nungly wrapped with cotton thread; all &&€ OSeAhffir fitness for conducting the subtle fluid to the presence of this wax. And in still more familiar forms let us out line the utility of this substance. Every gushing school girl who sinks her white teeth into chewing gum chews this paraffine wax. Every caramel she eats contains this wax, and is wrapped in paper saturated with the same substance. The gloss seen upon hundreds of varieties of confection ery is due to the presence of this ingredient of petroleum, used to give the articles a certain consistency, as the laundress uses starch. So that a product taken from the dirtiest, worst-smelling of tars finds its way to the millionaire’s mansion, an honored servitor. It aids to make possible the electric radiance that floods his rooms; or, in the form*of wax candles, sheds a softer lustre over the scene. It polishes the floor for the feet of his guests, and it melts in their mouths in the costliest candies. For the insulation of electric wire, paraffine wax has to-day no successful rival, and the growth of the demand for this purpose keeps pace with the marvellous growth of the electric lighting system. A single Chicago firm buys paraffine wax by the car-load. Its price is but half that of beeswax, and yet the older wax yields readily to sulphuric or other acid, this being a test for the presence of beeswax in paraffine. The demand for paraffine for candles as yet heads the list. Then comes the needs of the paper con ' sumers. In 1877 a single firm in New , York handled 14,000 reams of waxed paper. Not only for wrapping candy is this paper valuable, but fine cutlery, hardware, etc., incased in waxed paper, is safe from the encroachment of rust or dampness. Fish ; and butter and a score of other articles are i also thus wrapped, and there seems literally no end to the uses found for the paper saturated with this pure hydrocarbon. In the chemist's laboratory it is invaluable as i q posting far articles exposed to all manner ; of powerful dissolvents; brewers find it a capital thing for coating the interior of barrels, and the maker of wax flowers sim ulates nature in sheets of paraffine. And yet, until Drake drilled his oil well in 1859, the existence in this country of this boon to civilization was unsuspected, and it lay •in the depth of Pennsylvania rocks, where thousands, possibly millions of years ago, it was stored by the hand of an all-wise | Creator. Grass. Gather a single blade of grass, and ex amine for a minute, quietly, its narrow, sword-shaped strip of fluted green. Noth ing, as it seems there, of notable goodness |or beauty. A very little strength, and a very little tallness, and a few delicate long lines meeting in a point—not a perfect point neither, but blunt and unfinished, ' and by no means a creditable, or, apparently, I much cared-for example of Nature’s work i manship; made, as )t seems, only to be , trodden on to-day, and to-morrow to be I cast into the oven ; and a little pale and hollow stalk, feeble and flaccid, leading j down to the dull, brown fibres of roots. And yet, think of it well, and judge whether of all the gorgeous flowers that beam in summer air, and of all strong and goodly trees, pleasant to the eyes or good for food —stately palm and pine, strong ash and oak, seated citron, burdened vine—there be any by man so deeply loved, by God so highly graced, as that narrow point of feeble green. Consider what we owe merely to the meadow grass, to the covering of the dark ground by that glorious enamel, by the companies of those soft, and countless, and peaceful spears. The fields! Follow but forth for a little time the thoughts of all that we ought to recognize in those words. All spring and summer is in them —the walks by silent, scented paths; the rests in noonday heats; the joy of herds and flocks; the power of all shepherd life and meditation ; the life of sunlight upon the world falling in emerald streaks, and failing in soft blue shadows, where else it would have struck upon the dark mould or scorching dust; pastures beside the pacing brooks i soft banks and knolls of lowly hills; tbymy slopes of down overlooked by the blue line of lifted sea; crisp lawns all dim with early dew, or smooth in evening warmth of barred sunshine, dinted by hap py feet, and softening in their fall the sound of loving voices; all these are summed up in those simple words : “The green grass. ’ There are also several lessons symbolic ally connected with this subject which we must not allow to escape us. Observe the peculiar characters of the grass, which adapt it especially for the service of man, are its apparent humility and cheerfulness. Its humility, in that it seems created only for lowest service—appointed to be trodden on and fed upon. Its cheerfulness, in that it seems to exult under all kinds of violence and suffering. You roll it, and it is stron ger the .next day; you mow it, and it mul tiples its shoots, as if it were grateful; you tread upon it, and it only sends up richer perfume. Spring comes, and it rejoices with all the earth, glowing with variegated flame of flowers, waving in soft depth of fruitful strength. Winter comes, and though it will not mock ita fellow-plants by growing then, it will not pine and mourn, or turn colorless or leafless as they. It is always green, and it is only the brigh ter and gayer for the hoar frost. — Ruskin. A singular case of disease is reported from Fort Plain, N. Y. Kate Smusley, of that village, it is claimed, has not eaten any food since some time in March last, having fasted for 175 days. “She occasi onally takes a little water in her mouth, but does not swallow it, as this causes con vulsions which seem to wrench her stomach most painfully. She is terribly emaciated and not recognizable to her friends. Yet she recognizes her callers and carries on conversations with them and is perfectly conscious. Her body is in constant motion like a machine, so much so that the bed upon which she lies has to be supported for fear that it will fall to pieces by the constant vibration.” VOL. XIX.-NO. 44. Floral Culture in Boston. The Churchman. A recent exhibition of orchids in Horti cultural Hall was said to be the finest and rarest of any that has ever taken place in this country. Many of them were from the wonderful greenhouses of ex-Governor Ames, at Amesbury, where he has expend ed SIOO,OOO on the growth of orchids alone. It is impossible to describe these half-birdlike, half-butterfly blossoms, with their unique forms and exquisite colorings. Ladies and gentlemen lingered over them in admiration and visited them again and again. The regular Saturday exhibit is enlivened by the talk of the growers of flowers who are learned in their profession, and who make these occasions a kind of interchange of thought on horticulture. Strangers in Boston at this season ever remark the loveliness of the Public Garden, an addition quite distinct from the Com mon. It is a huge lawn, some twenty acres in extent, dotted with patches of bright-colored flowers, a single kind in a bed of oblong, round, square, or some ec centric shape. The effect of such coloring in the midst of a smooth, velvety green is very charming, from the contrast as well as the beauty of the blossoms. The whole atmosphere is pervaded with these sweets. A lake, ornamental bridges, shrubbery, and great shade trees at intervals along the winding pathways make this spot a kind of elysium. As the season advances the flowers are changed, and so the place is ever harmonious in its beauty and purpose. All through the year flowers are hawked in the business streets of Boston at every hour of the day and evening. Great roses and pansies and clove pinks seem to take the lead in this street trade, while the florists’ windows have an embarrassment of riches in the rarest and most costly flowers from their great conservatories. In no city are flowers and foliage plants more extensively used for decorative purposes. The bordering of a table cloth made of roses for a dinner party is not uncommon, or the ornamentation of the wall of a di ning room or a parlor with the choicest cuttings from the greenhouse. M pretty fashion in calling is the leaving of a bouquet with a visiting card. The roses cultivated near Boston have long been accepted as the finest grown in this country. About 500 are sent to New York daily, and as many more in other directions. One florist grows nothing but clove pinks in his largest conservatories. Another cut 10,000 violets in one day in a single green house. The most famous rose-houses in the vicinity are those at Natick, belonging to Mr. Wood, some twenty-two in number, each over 100 feet in length by thirty-two in width, and all so connected with under ground passages that the workmen can pass from one to another without going out doors. The roses are trained on wires and are exceedingly vigorous. The buds are cut every hour and carried to an icehouse lined with zinc and having three air cham bers, until packed in air-tight boxes for the home market, or to bo sent to New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago, Canada, and as far as Kansas City. In February there were 7,000 Marechal Niel roses cut in one of these houses, and 20,- 000 Jacqueminots in another, to say noth ing of the thousands of Cornelia Cooks, Baroness Rothschilds, Catherine Mermetts, and all the varieties of roses that arc so eagerly sought for at the present time. One house has tea roses alone. These rose houses cover four acres, and require an army of workmen to take care of them. The very height of floral culture of all.va rietes in the neighborhood of Boston is, however, reached in the famous Hunnewell Gardens, or the Italian Gardens, as they are popularly called. They are owned by a gentleman named Hunnewell, and are open to all who care to visit them. There are fifty acres under cultivation. Presence Of Mind. There is no quality more rare, desirable and valuable than presence of mind. This faculty, which is nothing less than a rapid process of reasoning, and maintaining the judgment in an hour of unlooked-for panic and peril, is possessed by few. Prompt action is required, and that ac tion must be properly directed and con trolled by correct judgment, or all may be lost. A constitutional courage is not all that is necessary for such emergency, for. as Addison says, this may desert a man at such a crisis.- The common phrase, “Keep your wits about you," has its sensible sig nificance, and shows this exceptional faculty to be nothing else than wit in action. It is related of William the Conqueror that when he first set foot on English soil, he had the misfortune to slip and fall, and knowing that this mishap might be con strued by his followers as an evil omen, he quietly arose with both hands filed with earth, and turning exultantly to his men, exclaimed. “Thus do I take possession of England; I grasp it with both hands!” This is'the most remarkable instance on record of the readiness and importance of wit in an extremity. The rare gift which some persons pos sess of doing the right thing at the right time, is not at all dependent upon courage, which Addison defines as “a quality that resists dangerbut without discretion all courage in times of danger might fail to produce good results. In extensive and alarming riots and conflagration, no quality is more needed, as everything depends upon a full and prompt freedom and talent of judgment and decision. As wit illumes the common current of conversation, so does presence of mind, like a lightning flash of reason, light up the path of disaster and panic, and show man the proper and available paints of defence and attack. It is a strange, indefinable quality whose manifestations are often dis cernible in the performances of the most timid of the weaker sex under circum stances the most perplexing and momen tous. Some Strange Facts. Attention has been recently called to some rather strange coincidences connected with history of the early Presidents of the United States. Thomos Jefferson and John Adams both died on the 4th of July 1826. John Ad ams was eight years older than Thomas Jefferson; Thomas Jefferson was eight years older than James Madison; Madison was eight years older than Monroe; Monroe was eight years older than John Quincy Adams. The first five of our Presidents all ended their terms of service in the GGth year of their age. Washington was born February 22d, 1732, and inaugurated 1789. His term of service expired in his 66th year. John* Adams was born Oct. 19th, 1736 ; was inaugurated in 1797 ; term of service expired in the 66th year of his age. Thomas Jefferson was born April 21st, 1753, was inaugurated in 1801, term of service expired in his 66th year. James Madison was horn March 4th, 1752 ; inau gurated in 1809; term of service ended in his 66th year. James Monroe was born April 2d, 1758; inaugurated in 1818; term of service expired in his 66th year. So you will see that many remarkable things mark the early history of our heroes.