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LOSSES. fpon the white sea sand There sat a pilgrim band, Telling the losses that thrlr lives had known; While evening waned away From bre*zy cliff and bay. And the strong tides went out wlih weary moan. One spoke with quivering lip Of a fine freighted sh.p With ail Lis household to the deep gone dowr. Bat one Lad a wilder woe For a fair lace aVcg ago Lest in the darker depths of a great town. There were who mourned their youth With a most loving ruth. For is brave 1 opes and memories ever gn on; And the one upon the west Tun ed an rye that would notrest. For tar-off hill* where its joy had been. ome talked of vanished gold, Borne of proud honors told, Some talked of trlends that were their trust no more; And one of a green grave. Beside a foreign ware. That made him sit so lonely on the shore. But when their tales were done, spoke among them one. A stranger, seeming from ailsortow free. "Sad losses have ye met, But mine is heavier yet; For a believing heart hath gone om me." “Alas !” these pilgrim • said. "For the living and the dead— For fortune’s cruelty, for love’s sure cross, For the wrecks of land and sea I But however It came to thee. Thine, stranger, is life’s last and heaviest loss.” StltcttD Btoni* ROMANCE IN A RAILWAY. BY .TCSTIN M’CARTKT. Two young barristers, traveliug from London to Liverpool, took their seats one evening in a firm-class carriage of the five o’clock express at the Easton Square Sta tion a station known, I venture to think, to every American who has ever invaded the old country. There were only two other seats occupied in the compartment entered by the two young men. Two la dies—at least, a lady and her maid—were the other occupant-. The laay was young and pale and pretty; the maid was a fresh, blooming, round-eyed north country girl— the moment she spoke a word her accent made it plain to one of the two advocates, himself from the lakeland of Northern England, that the girl came from dear old Cumberland. Two gentlemen, one appa rently theyoung lady’s father, attended her to the carriage door, and waited at the door until the train actually moved off. They both, especially the one who seemed to exercise parental authority over the young lady, kept incessantly casting expectant, eager, suspicious eyes about the platform, as if they looked tor or dreaded the arrival of somebody. These little facts the two barristers, accustomed to note email things and construct them into evidence, observ ed almost unconsciously, end by the shter force of bub.t. The older man, whom both the youths learned in law assumed to be the father of the departing young lady, at last nodded significantly to the other, and said, in a low tone: ‘Tt is all right, Cunningham. He is not here. Thank Heaven!’’ “He can'c come now,” said the other. “It would not have mat'ered much even if he did,” the elder observed. “He should not have exchanged a word with her - not one word ! But I’m glad to escape scenes and fc-ars and contusion tor all that.” The lady in the carriage had heard noth ing of this. She sat at the further side of her compartment. Doubtless what was said would never have been spoken were she near enough to hear it. One of our lawyer friends, however, did hear it—m tact he could not help himself; be had no choice but to hear. I'tie elder of the two speakers had taken a farewell ot the girl when he put her into the carriage—that is, he kissed her very coldly, and said good-by, and added ale w whispered wurds, which seemed to be t ometbing n the nature of a caution or a menace. Now, as the train moved off, he only nodded a farewo 1 1. He had a formal ly handsome face, regular, cold, and harsh, with thin lips and very white teeth. 1 he train then wei ton. and soon whirled through the pleas >nt suburbs of that side ot Loudon, and away into thoopen coun try. Iho young lady seemed very melan choly and absorbed. Bhe replied grace -1 filly t ; a few civilities and attentions of ten il oy the two barristers, but was evi dently not much inclined to any manner ol conversation. She exchanged a few words now and then with her maid, but f r Ifio most part remained silent. It was growing to be late in Autumn, and dusk soon began to come on. The even ing was soft and beautiful; the face of the country looked lender and poetic, with all its autumnal charm and melancholy grace around it Oat two friends talked together on many sn l jects, at tirst in a low tone, then, us the yonng lady appeared to he asleep, or wholly absorbed in her own thoughts, they began to speak a JiUle more freely and oudly. Son- ( 1 dug or other, perhaps the gray poetic su luess of the evening, set Hum talking of the old world ghosts—tlfh dear, delightful, torturing, hair-lifting, blood-chilling spectres who need to haunt our childhood. They actually began tell intr card other ghost stories, and did rot observe t ie shuddering terror of the Cum berland lass, who could hardly sit still in her si at. so groat was her interest, ex ciUnu r.t, and superstitious dread. “1 don’t know,” said one of the two young mi n, Lewis Rossmore by name, "why railways sbonld be sn; posed to have necessarily banished ghosts. I can quite imagine a ghost making bis appearance in this very train, for instance.” "Can yon’” replied Fred Sargent. "I confess I can’t; but I think you Northmen, near the Scottish border, have more imug iiiitiou than we prosaic cockneys.” At the same time he happened to glance at the young lady in the corner, and her pale, saa face soemtd ghostlike enough in the gray evening light. Sargent thought tor a moment of the legend of the company h)io sal one evening telling ghost stories until at last the turn came to a pale, young 1 oly who had bet n silent ali the time, and v now, when invite, and to contribute her share to the entertainment, said, in a low, toneless voice, ‘‘l have no gbos* story to tell, but lam a ghost myself!” and so vanished. "Yes,” pursued Lewis Rossmore; "lean easily imagine it; and I think it could be done with rather fine effect Look here, Sargent, take a note of this idea, and make s .methitg of it for one of the magazines. Two people are traveling alone in a rail way —the express and have just passed one of the only stopping-places. Rehold, as the t ain is rushing at lull speed across the open country, fifty miles an hour, and the evening is growing dark, like this, they suddenly perceive that one of the seats has an occupant, whose presence was notch served bet ore — n "Gtd’s sake don’t yo go on in tbut wav,” broke in the Cumberland girl, unable*to contain herself auv longt-r. "Don’t ye go on. gentlemen; it’s enough to raise a ghost right i’ (he midst of ns all!” 1 he young men laughed at first, but the superstitious fear of the poor girl was so obviously gunine and profound that | Rossmore discontinued bis goblin inven tion, and they reassured her and talked fora few moments of something else. ] I hi u the train stopped for five minutes at the only station where it was to make any halt during the long journey. No one got I out of the compartment in which our i friends were, and no one got into it; and when the train had fairly moved off, and! cur two friends felt secure against further disturbances, they settled themselves for | sleep. Ihe young la.ly appeared to be al- j ready asleep. Roth yonng men slept. Suddenly a loud 1 shr.ek caused both to start up and jnb I their eyes. It was the Cumberland girl who Lad ; given the alarm. "I ’e a ghost ? it’s a cbos r !’’ she cried, j "That 1 - what comes of your deviltry and jeni talk you’ve br ia imoog uj r The evening 4 had sank into almost com plete darkness; the one lamp, the highest luxury in the way of illumination, to which even & st-class passengers in an English express are treated, was burning very dim ly; but it needed little light to see that there was a filth figure in the carnage—the figure of a man. There be was assuredly; a tail, slender man, stooping because ot the lowness ot the roof, and apparently about to take his seat, which was vacant, opposite to that on which the young lady was seated. Bhe had started up with a half scream ou hearing her servant's alarm. but the back of the mysterious intruder whs turned to her, and she, perhaps, saw nothing surprising in his presence. Both the young lawyers, however, saw something very surprising in it. An Eng lish railway train cannot possibly be enter ed by any one after it has moved from the station. Nor has it any outer platform,or means of communication, by which pass engers cam go from one carriage into ano ther. The carriages open at the sides, end each first-class coach is a room closed up and complete in itself. Nobody had enter ed this compartment when It stopped at the station; nobody could have entered it since then; yet, here was a fifth occupant where only four were present before. "Hallo ! who are you T' exclaimed Bar gent "How did you get in—where the devil did you come from ?” fiercely demanded Rossmore. "It’s a ghost !” sobbed the Cumberland girl, faithtal to her original hypothesis. "Don’t be alarmed, gentlemen,’the in truder very calmly observed. “You have not a ghost among you; although, if I had remained under cover a little longer, it is quite possible you might have had a ghost in the carriage before the end of your journey." But the sound of his voice created anew agitation. The young lady sprang from her t...at ami cried out: "Ob, Aarold !my dear, dear Harold!” and threw herself upon nis neck, and sobbed and laughed, and sobbed again. and committed other extrava gances. to which the intruder lent himself with great apparent cordiality,giving back embrace for embrace, and with compound in ereat. The Cumberland girls said, "God be gmd to us—it’s Master Harold himself !” The two barristers resumed their seats, and looked on much amazed, but with that outward calmness which distinguishes your true Briton under almost all conceivable circumstances. The intruder, whoever he might be, was clearly neither ghost nor robber, "Ob. Harold !” exclaimed the young la dy; "how did you come here? Where did you get in; and what have you come for?” "Come for ! W T by, to see you, love, of course. They thought ibey were quite safe, I believe, when they saw the train fairly off, but they were a little mistaken 1 We’ll surprise them a little more yet, Alice!” ‘ Bat how did you come here, Harold ?” “Do satisfy our curiosity, sir," Sargent i interposed. “It really is quite legitimate I on our pint, seeing that your sudden ap- I pearance looks very like a fraud upon the railway company, of which, for aught you Know, my friend and I may be leading di rectors—and tncn you are positively accus ed of being a ghost.” The young man laughed. “Gentlemen,” he said, “you shall have a full explana tion. I Lave been for years engaged to this young lady. Lately her mother, who was a widow, thought lit to marry again, and her new husband, this lady’s step father —you saw him at the station to-day —detests me, has poisoned his wile’s mind against me, and has persuaded her to re fute her consent to our maniage, of which she quite approved two years ago—per haps because we were then too young to marry. I am going to the West Indies, and may be absent, Heaven knows how long; and they had set their hearts upon preventing me from seeing Alice before I go. Now 1 bad, very naturally set my heart on seeing her; and yet I didn’t care to ask her to do anything directly in oppo sition to her mother’s commands.” “Quite right, sir,” said Kossmore, with a look of infinite solemnity. “Very commendable indeed,” added Sar gent, paternally. “So,” Harold continued, “I found that she was being sent back to the country to day, in order to get her quickly out of my way—and my course was clear.” “Don’t see it yet, ’ murmured Sargent. “Don’t you see it ? I came to Euston Station, took a ticket to Liverpool—so you perceive there is no question ot fraud on the company-used audacious efforts in the way ot bribery, and thus induced the guard, first to allow me to bide under the seat, and next to manage so that the young lady, whose photograph I showed' him should be conducted into this particular carriage. Gentlemen, this was done—and, in short, here lam.” “Lucky that you were not smothered,” said Sargent. “Or shut as a robber, on emerging from your hiding-place,” said Rossmore. “Dear Harold,how you must have suffer ed,” Alice whispered, Ha pressed her band tenderly. “Why did you not come out before?” she asked. Harold smiled. “Blame these gentle men for that,” he said. “They will not be offended if I say that I thought them just a little de trap; and I fancied, from some thing they said, they were about to get out at the etati-'ii we have just passed, and so I waited. But when 1 found they were coming the whole way, i saw it was useless waiting any longer, and came out, and nearly frightened poor Polly there” (the servant) “out of her senses.” “Very sorry we should have bten in your way, sir." said Sargent. “But it may interest you to know that 1 am the very profoundest sleeper who ever traveled m a train, and that I feel terribly sleepy al ready." “And I,” said Kossmore, “can hardly keep my eyes open.” So the discreet barristers at once turned round in their seats, coiled themselves up, closed their eyes, and were apparently buried in slumber deep enough for the Emperor Barbarossa or the bleeping Beau ty in her immortal wood. Then Harold sat beside Alice, and took her hand in bis; and the rervant, Polly, seemed to follow the example of her 1-gal traveling companions, and sank into sleep, bo \lice and Harold talked and talked, ami were happy. About to part, apparent ly, lor jears, yet they were happy in the present Surely tnat is one ot the most txecUent and exquisite properties of love —exquisite in its delight and in its pain that it never looks beyond the present hour, but finds happiness now in a mo mentary meeting, though the agony of a long parting threatens near at hand— agony now in a momentary parting, al though the hope of a speedy reunion may smile and offer consolation These two then wore happy for the hour. Hut the whole journey trom London to Liverpool by express is only some five hours’ affiir; and two hours had been wasted before our adventnreous lover emerged from his concealment. So the prospect ot Liverpool and separation be gan to look very threatening and imminent; and Har. id. dreading and detesting the thought of such a parting, began to nrge a wild proposal. Why should they not escape at Liverpool, take the first train in the morning-only a very few hoars t© wait—and go on to Scotland and be married there? Then let the family do its worst; and Harold would not go to the West Indies, but would push a career at home. Or, even if be had to go, he would at least leave behind him a wedded wife, whom no ill-conditioned step lather could take irom him. “Be my wite —come and be my wife—that first; that at all hazards !” So rang the refrain of the passionate outpouring which for nearly an hour Harold kept whispering in Alice’s ear. Ice girl had spirit enough, and was not unwilling to yield. Indeed, there were few risks life could offer which she was not ready to encounter rather than go back to the dreary and odious home life, with Harold far away. Now she was being sent, as she perfectly well knew, to the ; custody, the mere cu.-tody, of an uncle and aunt in Liverpool, in order that she might be kept onto!' the way until Harold should have left London and gone out to the Ws‘. Indies, where he bad relatives, and where he uoped fo make a fortune. "But, Harloddear,” the girl whispered, "the thing is impossible. My uncle will" be at the Station waiting for me with the carriage. Do you think he would be likely to fail into our plans ?” "No, Alice; I have thought ot that. If you have courage—and I know you have— and are very, very quick, we can escape and defy him. Now listen, and don’t be afraid. Just before we get to Liverpool, the tram enters a tunnel, and inside the mouth of tho tunnel vre stop for a minute— a bare mo ment—to make sure that all is clear. I will have the door open, and I will take you in my arms and get out: it will be perfectly easy and safe; and Polly shall follow with out one instant of delay. Then we hold our breaths, and stand in the darkness close up to the tunnel wall for only a mo ment, until the train rushes by; and then we get quietly out, take to the road, and get a carriage at the nearest inn, and drive to any station on the line, where we can wait for the Scottish mail. Your undo will only suppose that you have put off coming for a day; he will grumble and wait for to morrow without doing or even suspecting anything, and then it will be too late.” "If we .re killed—” "Dearest, do yon think I would expose you to any danger?” "No, Harold, it was not that. I was ou iy going to say that it we are killed—l mean even if we are killed—we shall be killed together!” Harold embraces his intrepid and des perate fiancee, and the plan was resolved on, A few whispered words conveyed the whole to stout-hearted Polly, who had a romantic heart, and would have gone with these lovers any where—leaped with them out of an express train flying at full speed rather than desert thorn. The moments went by; the tunnel was near; the two young barriters had long since been fast asleep in good reality; Harold softly open ed the door, and stood close to it with Alice in his arms; the faithful Polly loaded herself with such ot her mistress’s cloaks and shawls and things as she could attempt to carry; the train began already to slacken its speed; they were at the mouth of the tunnel; Harold said, iu a whisper, "Now love!” And Alice shut her eyes, and pressed her face against his shoulder. The train rattled and crashed through the echoing tunnel. The hollow, hideous reverberations aroused our sleeping barris ters. Sargent started up, and rubbed his eyes. "Hallo, Rofesmore, Ibis is the Edgehill Tunnel! We shall be iu Liverpool in a moment. Shake old boy?” "All right,” replied Rossmore, yawning. "Glad we’re in. But I say, Sargent, look here—why—did we stop anywhere?” • ‘Of cov :se not. Why do you ask ?” "Then where are our fellow-travelers? ’ "Good Heavens ! To be sure, where are they ? I forgot all them. But they were here—that’s certain; and we stopped at no station, and now they are gone !” "Confound it, 1 nev r knew any thing like that! That man, Harold, whoever he was, came in mysteriously, and now he has gone oat even more mysteriously, and spirited awav the two women along with him!" "I say, Rossmore, how if your sugges tion of this evening should have turned out a prediction? Have we had ghosts incur railway train?" Both laughed—both were incredulous— an i tho train rushed into the crowded, bustling, blazing station at Liverpool. Our friends spoke to the guard of the train, who was much amazed at first to hear of the disappearance of the three passengers; tut he seemed to think that, in the case of so audacious a lover as Harold Rivers, any thing was possible; and then, there was a momentary stoppage in the tunnel So the barristers made no further inqui ries, but took it lor granted that all was right somehow, and went to their hotel. They heard the end of the story, how ever, even before they returned to LoTidon, for they met Harold Rivers and his young wife in Liverpool ten days after. The pair had just returned trom Scotland, where they were married. They had, of course, written off at once to Alice’s mother, an nouncing ‘heir marriage, and they were in good hope that she would soon accept the situation. They could afford to wait a little, for they were married and happy, and Harold had mad up Ids mind that he would not go to the "W. si Indies. A Modern Joan of Are. From the New York Tribune. The lively melodramatic vein of the French character is continually breaking out in unexpected places; the worries of war serve occasionally as the s imber background for tableaux vivants which to u wear a semi-ludicrous air. A ather stagey incident is elaborated in Orl aus one which rivals that ever-pleasin story of wounded sweetheart and devote nurse with a talent for beef-tea and tears. Read: A graceful!, beautiful peasant girl oi 17 rushes wildly into the church of Hainte- Croix, and passionately implores the priest instantly to bless the crown ot pearls she carries. He refuses, but she begs with such touching emotion in her lovely face that ho forth with relents like a sensible man. Where upon the damsel tragically proceeds to the maine, and entreats of the Mayor permis sion to mount a ladder and place the crown upon the head of the statue of Jeanne D’Arc in the square. Surprise; Firmness on the part ol the pretty girl; Final consent and long ladder carefully placed against the statu : Regardless of tiie immense crowd which gathers tumultu ously, regardless of her dangerous eleva tion, the young girl ascends and crowns the statue: Applause and tears by the crowd: Dance of triumph by small boys: Girl descends ana announces her Intention to proceed immediately to Paris to put herself on a horse at the head of the army, at the post of danger and of hope. ‘-Jeanne D Arc,” she observes, has appeared to me and commanded me to save France. lam going to save France !” The most skepti cal do not dare to smile; brave men be come pale with emotion. To all interro gations she responds simply, "Jeanne D’Arc has commanded me to save France 1” and off she stirts for Paris by the extreme ly prosaic and uninspiring conveyance ota railroad carriage, leaving everybody in an ecstasy of admiration and credulity. A Country Without Hretabtcks. The Overland Monthly tells how the Mormons manage to get along without greenbacks: Hundreds of farmers, living in reasona bly comfortable circumstances, and having large families to clothe and educate, will not see a dollar in money for years. Such a farmer wishes to purchase a pair of shces for his wife. He consults the shoe maker, who avers his willingness to furnish the same for one load of wood. He has no wood, but sells a calf for a quantity ot adobes, the adobes for an order on the mer chant, payable in goods, and the order lor a lead ot wood, and straightway the ma tron is shod. Seven watermelons purchas ed a ticket of admission to the theatre. He pays for the tuition of his children seventy fi\e cabbages per quarter. The dressmak er receives for her services four squashes per day. He settles his church dues in sorghum molasses. Two loads of pump kins pay his annud subscription to the newspaper. He buys a “Treaties on Ce lesial Marriage” for a load of gravel, and a bottle of soothing simp for ihe baby for a bushel of string beans. In this primitive method, until the advent of the railroad, nine-tenths of the business of the Territory was conducted. And even now in the more remote settlements, a majority of all transactions are of this character. The Purest and Sweetest Cod Liver Oil in the world is Hazard A Caswell’s, made on the sea shore, from fresh, selected livers by CASWELL, HAZARD A Cc.. New York’. It is absolutely pure and izceei. Fai ties who have once taken it prefer it to ail others. Physicians have decided it superior to any of the other oils ;n the market. Hold by all druggists. The Relic of the tar. Recently a torpedo boat was discovered in Charleston harbor, and it has a history. She was built in 1864 of boiler iron, and impervious to water or air. Her extreme length was about thirty feet, with five or six feet beam, and about five or six feet depth of hold. In general contour she re sembled actgar, sharp at both ends. Sho was propelled by a screw, the shaft o which ran horizontally along her ho!s, al most from stem fo stein, and was turned by a manual force of eight men, seated along it on either side. Desiring to use the dangerous cratt against the Ironsides, volunteers to mao her were called for, and Lieut. Payne, a Virginian, and eight sailors responded They were soon ready for ac tion; and one evening the last preparation had been made. The torpedo was lying alongfide the steamer from which the crew had em barked; sho was submerged till the comb ing of her hatch alone was visible above the water. Her commander, Payne, was standing in the hatchway in the act of or dering her to be cast off, when the swell of a passing steamer rolled over her and sunk her instantly, with the eight men, in several fathoms of water. Lieut. Payne sprang out of the hatchway as the boat sank from under him, and he alone was left alive. In a few days she was raised and again made ready for service. Again Payne vol unteered, and eight men with him. The embarkation for their second attempt was made from Fort Sumter, and, r.s before, all having been made ready, Payne, standing at his post in the hatchway ordered the hawser to be cast off—when the boat ca- I reened ano sank instantly. Payne sprang | out; two of the men followed him; the ! other six w-mt down in the boat and per ished. . Again the bolt was raised and made ready for action and her owner, Caotain Hundley, took her for an experimental trip into the Stocc River, where after going through her nsu.l evolutions, she dived in deep water, and let hours, r.nd for davs, the return of poor Hundley and his crew was watched tor ana looked fur in vain. Alter near a week’ search she was found inclining at an angle of farty-five degrees; her nozzle was driven deep into the soil mud of the bottom. Her crew ot nine dead men were standing, sitting, lying about in her hold asjbyxiaied. Hun lev was standing dead at kis post, a caudle in one band, while the other had grown stiff with death in his vain efforts to unclasp the hatch. Others had been working at the keys of the ballast, but the inclination at which the boat had gone down had jammed the keys so that the men could not oast off the heavy weight which held them dow u. Their death had been hard and lingering. Again this fatetul vessel was made ready for action, and volunteers being called for, Lieut. Dixon, Twenty-Arid Alabama Vol unteers, a native of Mobile, and eight men, volunteered to taka her against the ei ui y. The new and powerful war ship Hous atonic was selected for attack, and on a quiet night, the cre.v sot out from Charles ton in this terrible, nameless torpedo boat. We all know the fate of the Housatonic. Dixon guided the torpedo fairly against her, the explosion taro up the great war ship’s sides, so that she went down with nearly all her crew within two minutes. The torpedo vessel also disappeared for evr from mortal view. Whether she went down with her enemy, or whether she drifted out to sea to bury her gallant dead, was never hnown, am th<dr fate was left till the great day when the st-a shall give up its dead. But within a few weeks past divers in submarine armor have visited t he wreck of the Housatonic, and they have found the little torpedo vessel lying by her huge victim, and within her arc the Lone; of the crew. A Beautiful Superstition. In Poland every individual is supposed to be born subject to some particular des tiny or fate, which it is impossible lor him to avoid. The month of hm nativity has a mysterious connection with one of the known precious stouts, and when a person desires to present the object of his affec tion with an acceptable pr s.-nt a rug is invariably given, glittering with a j >wei by which the fate of thtt object is imagined to be determined and described. For in stance, a lady is born in January, i; r ri g must, therefore, be Jacinth or G-um for these stones belong to that peculiar month ot the year, and express “constancy and fidelity.” The following is a list of the different stones, corresponding to each month in the year: Jauuary Jacinth or Gar net. Constancy and fidelity in every engagement. February—Ametbyit. This month and stone preserve morUls from strong pas sions, and insure them peace of mind. March Blood stone. Courage and suc cess in dangers and hazardous enterprises. April-Sapphire and diamond. Re- I pentance and innocence. May—Emerald. Success in love. Jane—Agate. Long life and health. or Ruby. The forget fulness of the cure o: evils springing from friendship or love. August—Sardonyx, Conjugal felicity. September—Chrysolite. Preserves irom or cures folly. October—Aqua marine or Opal. Mis fortune and hope. November—Topaz. Fidelity and friend ship. .December —Turquoise or Malachite, The most brilliant success and happiness in every circumstance of life; the Turquoise has also the property of securing friendly regard; as the old saying that “ho who possesses a Turquoise will be sure of friends.” ; Admixture of Rices in South America. ; Nowlnre, perhaps, says Prof. Agassiz, ie j the physical and moral deterioration of I pure races so clearly shown as in Brazil. I The hybrid between tae Indian and the I negro, called cafuzo, has none of the deli I oacy ol the mulatto; his complex!--m is j dark, his hair long, wavy and curling and his character, instead of being fconfldiug, but indolent is described by Agalssiz as ex hibiting a happy combination between the jolly disposition of the negro and the ener getic, enduring powers of the ludian. ihe hybrid between tbe white aud half breed is called mameluco, aud is described as being pallid, effominat--, feeble, lazy and rather I obstinate, the Indian influence having I apparently obliterated the higher charac teristics of the white, without imparting its own energies to tbe offspring. Notice able exceptions to this picture may be found in the half-breeds of the semi-civil ized communities of our Southern Indians. It is very remarkable that the Indian, crossing with either a negro or a while, makes a deeper impiCNS cn his progeny than the other races, and, in accordance with this fact, it is observed that, iu fur ther crossings, the pure Indian character acteri-ffics are resumed and those of the other races thrown off. “Let any one,” says Professor Agassiz, “who doubts the evil of the mixture of races, and is in clined, from a mistaken philanthropy to break down all barriers between them, visit Brazil.” An Infatuation— No milder name can be found than this for tbo habit ol climb ing among the glac.ers of the Alps, to which English and American travellers, male and female, are addicted. An English lady, only two months married, perished with her guide, by failing into a crevasse on Mount Blanc on tbe 2d ol August. An other lady escaped only by the breaking ol a rope, to which all three were attached. The husband, who had gone hither to re connoitre, and who had enjoined on bis wife to await his return, was recalled by the cries of the surviving lady, to find that his wife had passed probably forever from human recognition. Sniveling with cold, the ladies had attempted to descend, with out waiting for the gentleman. Impres sive funeral services were held at the Eng lish chapel at Chamounis. We do not find that in his touching address the chap lain enjoined upon his hearers to cease a useless exposure to danger, which, after past experience, amounts to suicide. Albany is to have a 500-acre park, FA KM, GARDEN AND HOUSEHOLD. Hints to Housel iepers— How to jßhj food. Mrs. Henry Ward Beecher, who, like her husband, knows h f -w to wield a fluent ptu, gives these practical bits of advice to young housekeepers: “ lu buying beef remember that ox-beef is the best. The animal should be five or six years old before it is killed if you would have the best beef If well fed it will be fine grained; the lean should be a bright red color, and well mingled with fat. If there is not a good quality of tat running through it the beef will be tough, and not well flavored. The fat should be a rich clear white, just tinged with yellow, and firm, and the suet also. Heifer or cow beef is paler than ox beef, firmer grained, the fat a clear white, and the bones smaller, but it is not as rich or juicy. When the animal is too old, or badly fed, it is of a dark red. the fat skin ny and tough, and in very old beef a horny substance will be found running through the riba. When it is pressed if the nuat rises quickly from the finger it is good; but if ihe finger dent rises slowly, or not at all. do not buy it; it is poor meat. The sirloin and the middle ribs are the best for roasting. If you by a sirloin have it cut from the “chump end,” which has a good undercut or fillet. The rump is often preferred by epioures, but being too large to roast whole, a roast is usually cut from what is called the ‘champ end.’ Porter house steak is the best for broiling, but not the most econom ical. One rib is too small for baking; it dries io cooking, and is cot good econo my cnless you take out the bone, roll the meat and stuff it, when it makes a nice dish lor a small family. Veal should be small and white, the kid ney well covered with fat. It the calf is o*er ten weeks old, the meat will be coarse. The tl sir should be dry and white. If coarse-grained, moist and clammy, have nothing to do with it. The fillet, Join' and ehouidcr are the best for roasting. The breast, well cut and jointed, makes a flue stew or pot-pie, and is better economy than when baked or roasted. Veal is excellent to make ‘ stock” for soups; the Knuckle or poorer parts of the neck arc just as good for soup aa the more expensive parts. Mutton should be dark colored, and have plenty of fat. The color determines the age, and age is considered a mark of excellence in mntton. It should be five or six years old to satisfy a lover of mutton. All the joints mar be roasted; but the sad dle, and next to that the haunch—the leg and loin undivided—are the best. Chops are cut :rom the loin, cutlets from the leg, the best end of the neck or thick end of the loin. The leg and neck are often boiled. L '.rub should be small, pale red and fat. Best roasted. The leg. whenjthe lamb at tains a good size, is excellent boiled. Pork should never be bought except from a butcher whose honesty you are sura of, and who knows where the pork was fat tened. It is not n very healthy meat at the l est, and none should be used unless corn-fed. There is much bad or diseased pork sold, and it is very dangerous food, it the flesh feels flabby or clammy to the touch it is not good, and should not, on a y account, be need. If there are kernels in the fat, let it alone. The fat should be hard, the lean white and fin. in the grain, and the rind thin and smooth. As soon as your meat of any kind is brought home from the butcher, wipe it with a clean, dry cloth. If ia summer you find any “dy-blows,’' which is very com mon. cut them out at once, and no barm will be done. In the loins a long pipe runs bv the bone; that should be taken out immediately, or in a few honrs it will taint and spoil the whole joint. It the meat is not to be used at ones dredge it with pepper. Powdered charcoal dusted over meat will help to Keep it sweet, or will remove any taint already begun. It is wise to keep charcoal on hand during warm weather; it is won derfully efficacious in preserving meat, and if dusted over it while hangiug,it can all be washed off when you are ready to cook it Most meat is m re tender and easily digest 'd it kept hanging some time, and charcoal is an it and reliable aid in preserving it. Lamb and veal cannot bo kept as safely as beef and mutton. In choosing turkey ami fowls Lear in mind that the male bird, if young, will have a smooth log and a short spur, eyes bright and full, feet supple. The hen may be judged by the same signs, and if these are no: found, be sure the birds are stale and old. pucks, geese and pigeons should have pliable feet; if stiff, they are old. Ju all ue vent should be firm; if discolored or dabby, they are stale. This last sign should bo remembered in judging of all poultry or game. 'The eyes of fiffi should be bright, the gills clear red, body stiff aud smell not un pleasant, or rather, not stale, for we im agine that fish can never be ol a pleasant smell, however palatable they may be to the taffo. As far as possible buy all stores by the i quantity; it nothing else, you save the weight of paper, no small item in tne course of a year; but theie is always some reduction when an article is purchased at | whole sale. You save the retail commis -1 sion, it nothing more. How thu Premium heese was Made,— At the l.de fair of the Kt-nosha County Bo i cieiy, the first premium on cheese was i awarded to li. S. Huston, of Pleasant i Prairie. The following is his statement in relation to its manufacture; “Thomilk that is brought in at night is set in the vat to cool; before adding warm milk the milk in the vat is skimmed; the milk is then heat ed to 84 degrees, the cream that has been taken off' is made limpid by adding water, either warm or cold, and returned to the vat | when sufficient rennet isadded to coagulate the miik in from thirty to forty minutes ; colored v> • h annetto to a good butter color, when tin curd n cut crosswise, let it stand until it - IPs two or three inches below the surface, then raise carefully and run up the heit to 90 degress; then cut again to the size of corn; let it settle; then raise the heat slowly to 100 degrees; then let it stand till the acid is sufficiently developed, which is deternrned by applying a piece of curd tc a hot iron, when u will draw out m threads resembling fine silk about an inch long, then we think it ready for the press, then drain and salt the curd 2A pounds to 100 pounds; curd and press 24 hours.’ Our Poor Dairy Season. —From conver siiion with dairymen at fairs in different | portions of the northwest, the past season, is represented by all as a very poor one for the dairy business. The drought, which was general during the months when most milk is expected, was very severe, greatly lessening the supply of feed and in some sections producing a scarcity of water. As a con-equence, the failing off of milk is variously estimated at from a fourth to a third of the ordinary amount produced. But aside from the small amount ol milk this season there has be n another draw back. The mid summer months were extremely hot, and a vast amount of cheese has been ruined or its value greatly reduc ed during the caring process. The late rains have brought up the feed in pastures; but the cows were dried to a ureat extent before this change came, a; and too lata to recover from the drawback of the earlier portion of tbe season. Steering draffs in sums of £1 and up wards issued on England, Ireland, and Scotland by F. H. McClure A Cos., Bark ers, Milwaukee, Wis., General Agents for the Celebrated Guion Line cf Steamers. Parties sending to F. II McClure Jt Cos lor droits or tickets can have them forward ed to any address in Europe free o; ot age. __ An association called the Ulster land oc cupiers’ association, was started at Bellast- Ireland, lately. The various tenant-right societies throughout the province ar to he affiliated with the Ulster land occupiers’ association, the principal of which is *ne defence of its members in all legal proceed ings upon the part of landlords. Mutual support m defence of the ancient Ulster gbt customs is one of the chief aims which the association has in view. CURRENT PARAGRAPHS Miscv ilautous Items. Easton, Pa , i- to have a large new hotel. London blacks boots by machinery. A lilac bush was in bloom iu Boston last week. By the new city charter of San Antonio, Texas, faro is prohibited. Chbomo printing is said to have been practiced in Chinj, one thousand years ago. Osweoo intends to import 110 coolies for stevedores. Thebe is a Chinese class at the Cornell University. All the Paris fashion papers have sus pended publication. In India the Royal Artillery now wear a cork helmet The “Rectangular Review ’ is anew London magazine. The new half dollars are becoming plen tiful in Canada, American flags are cow largely manufac tured in Paris. In Memphis the dentists ara charging $3 a pull. What is homa without a piano? Very quiet. Lonhon averages 200 births and 1,200 deaths a week. A kilometre is about three fifths ot an English mile. The chills and burglars are devastating Americas, Georgia. New crop pea-nuts are appearing early in market this year. A Texan will walk three miles to catch a horse to ride a mile. C'hicaso has 539 miles of sidewalk, light ed at night by 5 388 lamps. Lames’ trains are reported coming in fashion again in New York. Censure is the tax a man pays to the public lor being eminent. A Nebraska wool grower has a flock of 200 Cashmere goats. Tub Pnliman palace cars are to be intro duced to Europe. The coolies are making successful cotton pickers in Texas. Cincinnati has a Norwegian giant seven feet tea inches bigu. Potatoes and pumpkins . re growing on the 801 l Ran battle held. A New Hampshire man burned his woods up smoking a coon in a tree. Michigan University has abolished the “markii st< Nearly every city of Europe has a char itable “home for consumptives.” Commerce in tb>' West Indies is paralyzed on account of the European war. The latest description of a liar—one who presents things in rose colors. California has recently imported 3,000 chestnut trees nom Japan. Small silver pieces ; re scarcer in France than with us. A little boy was recently Sent by ex press from Boston to Pittsburg. The old “vets” ol 1812 are to hold a re union at Seneca Fails, N Y. The fever and ague are h ving a very successful season at Chillicolhe. Detectives are very apt to find folks out, but they nv. r mtol >1 I adly about it. France is experimenting upon two-story railway cars lor steam roads. The sugar producing section of Louis iana is known as the “Sugar Bowl.” The State House at Boston is called, by a critic, the “linchpin of the hub.” ‘f hf, national real estate agents’ conven tion will be h Id n N w II wen next year, A Tennessee man has invented a self acting churn, which winds up likea watch. The Cleveland B iari\ ot Trade favors the proposed Ontario and E'ie ship canal, A turtle weighing 467 mounds Was lately captured on Coney Island beach. Nearly all the western railways, it is said, show increased receipts this year. Houston, Texas, announces that it has had one case of yellow fever this year. The dressmaker’s suit for an unpaid bill in Boston is to be revived. The lady for whom the dresses were made declines to pay, on the ground of extortionate charges. A Lodging house keeper advertises “to furnish gentlemen with pleasmt and com fortable rooms; also, one or two gentlemen with wives.’ The Philadelphia Press describes Cen tral Park as a “circumscribed, snn-beaten sand heap,” and tie lake as “its h van-cov ed mud puddle.” The neat thing in dog robes this season, is to have the family monogram in gilt up on the blanket. A dog without a mono gram blanket is of no account. A man la.ely jumped off the Clifton Suspension Bridge in England, a height of 250 feet, in emulation ol Sim Patch, and, like him, came to grief. A misguided mule in Spriagport. Mich., swallowed Lis Owner's pocket-book, con taining SIOO, the other day. and the m -.n is in doubt whether to hold a post mortem or not. Sen. Sumner is to come West as far as Chicago, with two lectures on “Lifayette, the Faithful One,” and “Trio Du 1 between France and Prussia, ar.u its Lesson to Civ ilization.” *1 say, friend, youi horse is a little con trary, is he not?” “No, sir!” “What makes aim stop then? ’ “O, h ’s afraid somebody 11 say whoa, and he shan’t hear it.” It is noticeable that there are now open in New York more places of amusement than ever before. It is further noticeable, and matter ot congratulation to eve y one, that there baa probably been no time at which the amusements of the city have been on t ie average of so high a tone. A German, u Hungarian and a Bohem ian met m the parlor of an inn, over the chimn- y-piece of which hung a watch.— After leaving, the German said, “That was a nice w-atch; lam sorry I did not buy it.” “I am sorry I did not take it,” said the Hungarian. “I have it in my pocket,’’said the Bohemian. A silver coin in his vest pocket saved the life of amm in Cincinnati the other day, He had got into a dispute with an other man, which finally resulted in his opponent' drawing a knife and making a violent thrust at his side, but fortunately the coin turned the weapon mhie, without its doing any injury to him. An ill-humored English wife, abusing her husband on ace - •nut of his mercenary disposition, teld him that if she was dead he would tnarrv tin- D vil’s eldest daughter if he could g .anyth ng by it. '‘That’s true,” r plied the husband, “but the worst ot it io, t_. F orland one can’t marry two sicters.’’ M. de Cobdova announces the first of hie annual course of lectures in New York fm- Thursday evening next. His list of subjects “Charles ? > to be the ‘htm ... to —g T’nesday. and “Young America in his Summer Vacation,” o ho described on the subsequent Monday. The per pie of Versailles were greatly alarmed at the official report of the cap tures made a* Soissons, jm-t made public. Ninety-n.ne officers and 4.633 rank and file surrendered B-sides th se 128 guns ot all kit ds. 70 500 bombs. 120 tons gun powder, and a military chest containing 92,000 francs. tell into the hands of the Germans • lie Mothers of Stage Heroines. TLe use of a mother to a popular actress is oovious. Who can so urgently and in defatigably he iege a manager with appli cations lor the privileges and perquisites which every actress desires? Who can so well guard the tender flower from too close i observation? Who can so well watch in I the tkessing-room while the performer is on the stage ? And who can so well dis : course on the artistic merit and genera! ; popularity ot an actress as the am of tbs* actress? The first time I went behind the se mes | at the Phoenix was in the morning. Unused I to the place, I stopped at the green-room ; door, wondering if that was where tne re ! hearsal was, and if there I should find the ; manager, with whom I bad business to transact. Four ladies—elderly, dingy, and of severe aspect—were wildly gestic ulating. I supposed it was a scene from the new piece, and stood observing them. “How impressive,” thought I, “is the devotion to art! These women, absorbed in their characters, forget the existence of the outside world and do not notice my presence, absorbed as they are In the ideal.” It was at this moment that tne door keeper touched me, and said: “The manager is this way, at rehearsal, sir.” “Why,” said I, in some surprise, “isn’t this rehearsal ?” “No, sir,” said the doorkeeper, with a smile. “Who are these ladies f” I asked. “I thought surely they were acting, they seemed so earnest.” Tiia doorkeeper grinned. “Them,” said he, “is mi's of different ladies in the com pany, and they going on about their daugh ters. They almost always does when they gets together. It was then, for the first time, that I realized hot\ much a mother was to a dra matic performer. The life cf the stage la terribly tuU of temptation, and quite as likely to destroy feminine modesty and re serve as a course of fashionable society flirtations. Old and New for November. Tee Dyspeptic. —The male and suffering* of the Dyspeptic can only be realized by those so unf' rtunate e to be sfijietcd by this di-ease, ad yet how raanv of them suffer, and continue tc suffer? Why they do this so patiently it is impo-siblo to toll. It may be from ignorance ot any certain remedy, or. it may be from pr judice against 'he use cf a Patent Medicine. Hoofland's German Bit ters has cured thousands of the worst ca-ea ot Dyspepsia, and each day adds new names to t!;e record of its usefulness. Give the Bo er- atrial. Houflande Bitters contains no liq tor in any form. Hoofland’s German Tonic is a combination of all the mgr>die"ts of the Bitters, with pure Santa Cruz Ram. anise, orange, Ac,, miking a preparation of rare medmal value. The Tonic is n and for tke sumo diseases bb the Bitters, in cases where some Alcoholic Stimulus is necessary. Chapped Hands, Face, Rough Skip, Pim ples, li ■ gworm, Rail Hhenui. and alt other nrsneous affections cured, and the Rkin iide soft s"d bv m-ing the Juniper Tar Bw..p, made by CASWPLL, HAZARD A CO , New York. It is m ro convenient ctd evilly applied than other n medics, avoiding i . great; EUida bow in use. Soiil bv s!) Jnwiri-ts Special notices. JOB MDSES’ 3if Jurk)?? Clarke’s Female Pills, These invaluable Pills are unfailing in the cure of all tboee painful and daugerona diseases to winch tb* feoiaie coßsutution i* subject- They moderate all ei at-ssesand remove all ohslrncliona from whatever cans*. TO MAKKIEU I.A 1)1 KH !'be are particularly suited. They will in a short time nring on the monthly period with regularity and although very powerful, contain nothin*: hurtful to the conetitv non. in all oases of Nervous and Spinal Affec tionfi. Pains in the Back and l.mihs, 1 ali’-ne on alight eiertion, Palpitation of the Heart. Hysterics and Whiles, they will effect a cure when all other means av. vie ’. Tho pamphlet around each package has full directions and advice, or will be sent tree to all writing for it. sealed from observation. SPECIAL NOTICE. ~ v' .tfoses* fHr Jams* Clarke's Itviah }')!'* or toncntRTOTED. Thr yfliMpf law hf nams of t, JOb HOSES" on fiirh 1 tashaffe. AU others orr vorthlrM, N. B. la all cases where the (IKHVISE cannot be obtained, One Ooliar, with fifteen cents for postage evirlosed to the sole proprietor, .IOH MOISKK. Iti Oort Isndtt -reel. New York, will insure a bottle of theyenu • , containing Fifty Pills, by return mail, --ru-vip rnrr. any knowledge nO ts content* family Medicine Cases 4 SO PQCKjZT compakions, KJCTCB, ’• 1 T CAN YOU DO FOB tL X FAMILY P < have quite t fir-Sly. s pocd deal of Blchnp, thi cotor oomee tnte.t v pud h*s lulls an; not ImM; ini ir r -c tiiurr f ; t e gtatiued to he* 1,-ss sic'., • 1 i bilisin this direction, if cct-Eittcnt with ick ’mnew-IL ■Vt U, my flier,<t. i can do a good deal for vr • can siud yon one of onr F imily Oases o ! Koi- : in: K.-f w ; <. which h.is u small bool ki< ‘ a sen bos ct all the Ki m !iA.Mses '.b. u you can treat profit*'ly, mi fuf iroctic :s 'or -i t. givm* the Biodteiaes, d> i. etc • •.:> various pp< edr r are all marked aad labeled, ;; >, ■, bob tbo at. a oea wfuch to give In s parti 1 •■ ~ ■ p.l the sue so plain and simple 11; n . • j-t go a- 1 ray Vi :£ one cf those c.;ses, *.. 1 vill boil In *c me< t and arrest throo-four? - r all - b ■ os of illness which occur in vour ta ilj , . cat. tic ■•i*. because you see the sickohi!.! i j... a* ont o nd long br lore the doctor wonlq liet md (bur mer* the slckneae with the prop--r r -me< *.ace, uno etcreit hasbescuoeserious. In ingtries • simpleaad •. rtlecti rr tripdici-ert, rise you avoid tin; remg i.bi ■ itieiO and thar yveaf. nimt the system, and a>me tn •an iation ol future di.-a-aso Yu n!-,• are I hnsenabled -o oradi ..te those tend nnes to ebron:. dise iso which - tist n m;;n> f&mi.ies and indi . iduals. sucb ai irrry f: \( n •>./, rtr By *he use, from liin auio. as occasion requires for sucb ailments or dis *• i: -fi . of tbo proper specific, not only is t:i and ■ , but the I undation. so to speak. • ibsequout and er.ivechronic diseases is removeit ite oc'seruenocis tl .it the whole latum improve ir ihaii!: bare lens and leap sickness from rear to year, oavr more vigor and bettor cjnstituljons, and (hot : i , JOU wor * out from under tbo band of liw„si nd doctor. Just the reverse of this is true, under olri cn->ol troar nent, Kvery villainous dose of mod.mint pev s tbo way tor another, one visit of the doc'oi offer noeoss.t.ites another and a good fh nc.jfh old school .motor can make pytientt enough in (ho erst ton year* • bis professional life, to keep him busy for thehsUuos j onya Ihesf wrecks of men. nroio by tne sdiis. • r . oi blue mass, qumins, iodine, opium sad '.•as. r:,j are the harvest fields of doctors. So in'. nd get out ot Ihisw.iyof doelqnne < let a case o; ■> and and octr yourself and family w hen you ran ii wjihii .mi must have a doctor, gerui for the most i■ i de one in >our reach, and you wiil soon have sick :o i and doclois rare viFitors at your houMi. c is no fancy sketch. No mere windy promise 'jsands. nave done so, and yo i nay do likewise . uv i: ;nt involved >u ihe evperin: tis not lance, and th itrcmpt well worth a trial. F.WIH-Y ( -MS (>'■ <5 to #lO In.rwf vi&la. nit rorco nr ron nano. rontaiiriiT h sm-cifir (r f rv ordinary diwam u family is wir-.ect 10, and bunks rl lUrrctions From Sill to S:J.% Smaller F>imily and Truvelinn ccves, with tr to 5k via.s .. . , i o ln si.'j Spocirios for 1) Private Disrp.ri s b for (.'nrinic and for Preventive u.r in vials aud pocket casee i.u v te S, - ) PO.MF’S EXTRA T ’.’tireu flume, Kniisra, Lamci. -• sorenees Tliroat, Stirnine. Toutjinei , Earnelie. vi-nralKia. K lu'iimat .eti>, Fil* Jloile, >t i litre. Sore Kyee, iileediiiK ot tire liunus, ><<••. stomach, or of Piles, t on:-, f let rs. Old Sores. v ->0 cents: Pints, 81.00: Rnnrfs. These Remedies, except POND'S FJCTRAI'T by the case or single box. are sent to any par* of (b: country, by mail or express, free ot charge, c receipt ol the pri.s ALL LETTEKg MFST BE ADDEESRED Humphrey's Specific iloiiiepopatiiic Alcdlcine Company,, •*e and Depot, So. sa Bboapway, Now York. FOR SAX.U RY ALL DRUGGISTS. 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Drowsiness and Languor, Dimness of Sight, C die. Palpitation of the Heart, Dry Cough, Low Fever, and other symptoms which indicate the various phases of Acute and Chronic Liver Com plaint, are one and all promptly relieved, and i finally removed, by the action of this famous pre ■ partition, which is at once the best of correctives, j tbf ' gen*’ -st and most genial of aperients, au infal 1 Hble regulator, and a powerful restorative. Per -1 sous of a bilious habit, who use the Bisters aa pro tective medicine will never suffer the pains and peaalties of Liver disease cr Billions Remittent Fevers.