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% ? ? THE TRIBUNE. VOL. II.?NO. 13. BEAUFORT, S, C., FEBRUARY 1(5. 187*5. $1.50 PER ANNUM. With the Tide. Wave by wave o'er the Bandy bar, Up to the coasts lights, glimmering wan, Ont of the darkness, deep and far, Slowly tho tidocamo creeping on. Through the clamor of billowy strife Another voice wont wailing thin : The first faint cry of a now-boru life Broko on the night?and the tide was in. Wave by wave o'er the sandy bar, Back again from the sleeping town, Back to the darknoss, deep and far. Slowly the tide went dropping down. Silonce lay on the chamber of death ; Silehce lay on the land about; Tho last low flutter of weary breath r on on ttie night?and the tide was oat. A CONVICT'S STORY. TOLD BY HIMSELF. A letter, written by a man who was recently a convict in a State prison, to a oonvertod companion who is still at the prison, was read at a meeting held in the Prosbyterian church in Poughkeepsie, and produced a profound impression. The copy is exactly like the original exoept names. It tells its own story so frankly and sincerely that none oau fail to be touched by it, and it furnishes * a grand incentive to perseverance on the part of those who labor for the worst olasseo: Friend Tom, if i may still call you bo, i know you are surprized to get a letter from mo, but i liopo yon wont be mad at my writing to you. 1 want to tell von my thanks for the way you talked to mo when i was in prison, it has led me to bo a hotter man. I guess you thought i did not cair for what you said, A aud at the first go off i didn't, but i uoed you was a man who had don big work with good raon, A want no Sucker, nor want gasing, A all the boys knod it. 1 usod to thiuk at nito what yon said, A for it i nocked off swearing 5 months before my time was up, for i saw it want no good nohow?the day my time was up you told mo if i would shake the cross (quit, stealing) A live ou the square for three mouths it would bo tho best job i over dono iu my life. Tho state agent gave me a ticket to hero, A on tho oar i thought moro of what you hist fluid to mo, but didn't make up my miud. Wheu wo got to Y? ou tho cars from there to here i pnlledoff au old woman's leather (robbed her of her pocketbook) i liadn't no more tliau got it off when i wished i hadn't done it; for a while before i made up my mi d to bo a square bloke for 3 months on your word, but forgot it when i saw the leather wa3 a gif (easy to get), but i kept close to lior A when sho got of the oars at a way place, i said, main, have you lost anything; and she tumbled her leather was off (found her purse was gone), is this it, says i, giving it to her. Well, says she, if you aren't honest, but i hadent got cheek enough to stand thut sort of talk, so i left her in a hurry. When i got hero i had 81 aud 25 cents left, A i didnt got no work for 3 days as i aint strong enough for a roust-about (deck hand) on a stoambote. The afternoon of tho 3d day i spent my last 10 cents for two moons (large round sea biscuit) and cheese & was thinking i would have to go on tho dip again (picking pockets), when i thought of what you once said, about a fellers calling on tho Lord when he was in hard luck, & i thought i wonld try it onco anyhow, but whon i trynd it, i got stuck on the Btart, and ull i could get off was, Lord give a poor fellow a chance to square it for 3 months, for Christs Sake, Amen, A i kept thinking of it over and over as i went along. About an hour after that i was in 4th St., & this is what happened, and is the cause of my being whore i am now, A about which i will tcil vou before i get done writing. As i was walking along i herd a big noise & saw a horse running away with a carriago with 2 children in it, i grabbed up a peace of i box oover from the sidewalk and ran in j the middle of the street, and when the horse came np i smashed him over the head as hard ar, i could drive, the bord split to peaces & the horse ohecked up a little & i grabbed the reins and pulled . his head down until he' stopped. The gentleman what owned him came running up and as soon as he saw tho children were all rite, ho shook hands with me and gave me a $50 greenback, and my asking the Lord to help me came into my head and i was tliunderstrack i couldnt drop the reins nor say toothing, he saw something was up, '& coming back to mo said, my l>oy are you hurt? & the thought come into my head just thou to ask him for work, and i asked him to take back the bill & give me a job, says he jump in here and lets talk about it, but keep tho mono. He asked me if i could take care of horses & i said yes, for i used to hang round livery stables, and often would help cloan and drive horses, ho told mo ho wanted a man for that work aud would givo mo $16 a month & bord me. Yon bet i took that chance at onco, that nite in my little room ovor the stable i sat a longtime thinking over my life & of what had just haponed, aud i just got down on my nees and thanked Ihe Lord for the job, tic to help me to square it, and to bless you for pnttiug mo up to it, tic the next morning i done it again A got me some new togs (olothes) tic a bible, for i made up my mind, after what the Lord had done for mo i would read a little every nite and morning, tic ask him to keep au eye on mo. When i had been there about a week, Mr. Z (that's his name) eame in my room one uite, and saw me reading tho Bible. Ho asked me if i was a Christum, and i told him no?he asked mo how it was i read the Bible instead of papers and books. Well, Tom i thought i had bettor give him a square doal on the start, so i told him all about my being in prison Sc about you, A how i had almost done give up looking for work, & how the Lord got mo the job, when i asked him, & the only way i had to pay him back was to read the Bible A square it, A i asked him to give me a chance for tliree months. Ho talked to me like a father for a long time <fc told me i could stay, aud then I felt better than ever I had doue in my life, for I had given Mr. Z a fair start with me A now i dident fear no one giving me a black cap (exposing his past life) A running me off the job. The noxt morning he called me into the library A gave mo another square talk A advised me to study some every day A he would holp me one or two hours every nite, A he gave me an arithmetic, a spelling book, a goography, and a writing book, A ho hers me every nito. He lets me come into the house to prarers every morning A got me put in a Bible class in the Sunday School, which i liko very much, for it helps me to understand my Bible better now, xom, tnea moutlison tho square aro up 2 months ago, ami as you said, it ia the best job i ever did iu my life, A i eommonoed another of the same sort right away, only it is God helping me to last n lifetime, Tom. 1 wrote this letter to tell you i do think God has forgiven my sins, A herd your prayers, for you told me you should pray for mo, i no i love to read his word A tell him all my troubles, A he helpame i know for i have plenty chanoes to steal, but i don't feel to as i onoe did, A now i take more pleasure in going to church thau to a theater, A that wosn't so onoe. Our minister A others often talk with me A a mouth ago they wanted mo to join the church, but i said not now, i j may bo mistaken iu my foelings, I will ' wait awhile. But now i feel that God has called me, A ou the first Sunday in July i will joiu the church, dear friend, i wish i could write to you as i feel but i can't do it yet. You know i learned to read and rito while in prison, A i aint got well enough along to write as i wonld talk; i noiaint spelled all the words rite in this, and lots of other mistakes but you will excuse it. i no, for you no i was brought up in a poorliouse, until i run away, A that i uovor new who my father and mother was, and i don't know my rito name, A i hope you wont bo mad at me, but i have as much rito to one name as another and i have taken your name, for you wont use it when you get out, i no, and you are the man i think most of in 1.1. ~ 1 J l * * * i>mi worm; ho i nopo you wont bo mad? | i am doing woll, i put $10 a month in | the bank with $25 of the $50, if you over ! want any or all of it, lot mw kuow, aud | it is yours, i wish you would let me send ' you some now. I send you with this a receipt for a yearof Littel's Living Ago, i didn't kuow what you would like & i told Mr. Z , and lie said he thought you would like it. i wish i was uere ( you, so i could send you chuck (refresh r. cuts) on holidays, it would spoil this weather from here, but i will send you a box next thanksgiving any way. Next woek Mr. Z takes me into his store as lito porter, & will ndvauco me as soon I as i know a little more; ho keeps a big granary store, wholesale. I forgot to tell you of my Mission Sunday-sohool class, the nehool is in the Sunday afternoon, I went out 2 Sunday afternoons & pick? d up seven kids) little boys) Ac got them to come in. Two of them knew as much as i did & i had thorn lint in n nluuu /./...l i loam something, i don't know much myself, but as these kids can't read i get on nicely with them, i make suro of thom by going after them every Sunday } an hour before school time, i also got 4 girls to come. Te.l Mack <fe Harry about me, if they will como out hero, when their time is up, i will get them jobs at once. I hope you will excuse this long letter ?fc all mistakes, i wish that i could sou you for i can't write as i would talk, i nope the warm weather is curing your lungs, i was afraid when you was bleeding that you would die. Give my respect to all the boys, and tell them how ! i am doing, i am doing well, A every one here treats me as kind as they can. Mr. Z is goiug to write to yon some 1 time, i hope some day you will write to mo. This letter is from your very true friend, who yon no as j I He was One of Them. A story is related by a German correspondent as being a true account of an incident that occurred after tho late imperial hunt at Hubertustock. Tho Emperor William fooling unwell proposed 1 to return to the castle on foot in com- t pauy with tho king of Saxony anil the I < grand duko of Mecklenburg. But tiring 1 on the wny, the party got a peasant to give them a lift in his cart. Prosently ] the man's curiosity being excited by tho appearance of his passengers, ho said, ' turning to ono of them: 4 4 And who may you be?" 441 am tho grand duke of 1 Mecklenburg." 44 Oh, indeed," replied the peasant, with a wink, 44 then who may you be?" he inquired of tho next. 441 am tho king of Saxony." 44 Better 1 and better," oried tho carter. 44 And you ?" accosting the third member of the party. 441 am tho emperor of Germany." 44 Well, theu," said the countryman, in high good humor, 441 will tell you who I am; I am the shah of Porsia, and can hoax people as well as you can." But when he drove up to tho i castle of Hubortustook, tho honest fellow found tliat, of all the potentates in tho I cart, he was the only one whoso claim could not bo substantiated. i Why they are "Lucky."* Wlieu a vessel of the Canard lino is ready to sail, but before the passengers are received on board, a oompleto inspection is made by her commanding officer, aud the marine superintendent. The crew are drawn up for inspection in two lines, on the starboard and port sides of the deck, each man wearing the badge of his boat, and ready to answer to his name. The muster-roll haviug been called, orders are given to prepare for boat service ; and the men break up into the necessary number of crows, each at his own station. When this is done the order "boats out" is given. When the boats are down, and proof has been given that everything connected with them is ready for servlfb, the order to haid them in is given, and in a few more minutes thoy are restored to their customary resting places. The same organization of crews is applied to fire duty ; and as soon as the boat inspection is completed a fire-drill takes its place. In this somo men have cliurgo of buckets, with ropes attached to them, so that they can bo filled over the sido aud hauled in. Others have to fetch aud join the hose, to connect it with pumps worked by the engines, or to take charge of the jets. Others are prepared with blankets to be wetted and thrown over tho flomos, but tlio ossontial matter is that overy man has his i place and his duty, and every man is ac- j qua in ted with them both. Tho same j division into crows, as for tho boats, is also used for manning tho pumps, and ns noon as tho fire-drill is over, tho pumps receive the next attention. Each ere w is expected to bo in its place, each pump is tested and examined, and it is shown that there is no water Jin the bilge. This done, the crews are dismissed, but tho inspecting party procoeds to make a complete tour of the ! vessel. The storerooms are visited, and the steward is cautioned with regard to his duties in respect of them, and is especially told that no other light than that of a cloned and locked lamp must ever be taken to them. Every watertight door is shut and tested to seo that it moves freely on its liiugos, and that none of its lever fastenings are rusted or out of order. The supply of rockets and other signals is examined, the steering and signaling apparatus tried ; and only after everything has been found to be in ordor in tho word given ..for the ship to embark her possougorn and to proceed upon her course. In addition to all tnis care, every officer is rospousiM.% f . tl.o i.i ./*W iUi KUU WUU4HWU VI 111 U1M UWIl department, and the captain for all, ho that the smallest imperfection would be reported as soon as it was discovered, and rectified as soou as rectification was possible. The Canard company does insure, but yet hikes its own risks to a certain exteut, and no known risks are over incurred. If the smallest defect is discovered in any part of a iliip, no question is raised whether it will bear one voyage or two voyages more, but the order "out with it" is given at once. A New York Restaurant. Says a eorrespondent of the Rochester Chronicle : Delmonico's, in New York I city, lias made sometimes $100,000 a year clear profit, and cau afford to pay a rent of $12,000 a year. Rut how many of oar find class young men, the./eMws.'?#: t/orc, must be aunually ruined in order to yield the enormous profit! How mauy casks of brandy and baskets of champagne must be guxzled, and how many sons carried dead drunk home to RorrowJhg fathers and mothers ! It was at Delmonico's that Stokes took his last glass of brandy before going down to the Grand Hotel for the purpose of shootiug Fisk. Ho needed an extra drink in order to trive him nerve, ami perhaps had not that last bumper been taken ho would not have done the crime. It seems strangely harmonious in the eutiro scheme of rotribution wrought out so effectually in Fisk's death that his murder sho Id be referable to the bar where he so often reveled. At JDelmouico's ho was considered a rare fellow, and indeed none could rival him in the lavish flow of cosh. Hero he began Stokes' ruin, ami from this place the latter proceeded to the work of vengeance. The recent death of Stokes' father recalls scenes in the Tombs, where I met him aa he went to see his son. Ho was a froqnent visitor to that miserable son, whom he saved from the gallows, and for whose release from State prison ho so anxiously labored until cut off by death. The Btokes murder was but one of the abominations connected with Delmonico's. A Vow Responsibility. A day or two ago a citizen living on the river road called at the Detroit post[)fTieo to mail a package. He had four .1 ? i - * * LA.UK: TtlslbUWl DU1U1|"1 UU It, lllll WUell weighed it was found to lack two cents. 'I'll not pay it I Four cents is plenty!" blustered the man. "I know what it is worth to carry packages us well as this government (iocs!" "The postal law regulates these mattern," observed the clerk. "Then I'll regulate the postal law, I will!" The clork was wondering how it could be done when the man continued : " Yon see that package ?" " l'es, sir." " With four cents on it?" " Yes, sir." "Well, I'm going to mail it. If it reaches Chicago all right. If it doesn't. I'll come around here and haul you through that window and break fifty of your ribs and twist you twico around that door 1" Applications for the position of.stamp dork should l>o sout in early. In a Kentucky Prison. A correspondent of tlio Cincinnati Commercial, speaking of the cruelties practiced in the ponitentiary at Frankfort, Ky., gives the following accouut of tho atrocious manner in which women ( are troatod there: 4 The femnlo prisoners, of whom there . are about forty, are employed at hemp spinning; they are all dressed in men's " clothes of the regular prison stripe, and 8 do as much and as sovere work as the * men, although in far better quarters and 8 loss repulsive circumstauoes. They work x in a long brick building, which is well f ventilated, in consequenoe of which they suffer comparatively little from the dust 3 of tho hacking houses. Their wearing . of male nttiro is made necessary by tho ^ nature of their employment. They are hitched to a long rope, which turns tho T spindle,and its they walk backward, tug- , giug at tho ropo, tlio hemp is unwound *j from a big swatli of the material around V their waists, and nimbly converted into hemp ropo for bagging. It is hard E work, but might be vastly worse. A woman's task is to spin fifty pounds of E this hemp rope a day, and when she has E done that she is through for the day, 8 and may have the freedom of tho prison ^ yard. Tho superintendent of the do- ^ partment informed me that an expert ? and faithful worker could finish her task between seven o'clock in the morning 8 and two in the afternoon; but it was aftor three o'clock when my visit was made, ami they were all hard at work yet. In J raakiug a general survey of tho place I f noticed a curious looking instrument hauging up against the wall. It cousist- . ed of a handle of some hard wood, about ten inches long, aud a leather strap an 1 inch and three-quarters wide and some * eighteen inches long. It was evidently c a whip, und supposing it to have been x misplaced I asked tho overseer about it. . " No," ho replied, " wo have to keep c that here to whip the wouien when they r aro in their tantrums." * You don't mean seriously to tell mo j that the State of Kentucky tolerates tho J1 wliippiug of women, even in this horrible place ?" I inquired. "Such is tho rulo of the prison," ho ? Afllmlv rrvnlitul 44 on/1 if l?oo t*\ ? " I .J - .jv "^V?, IUJU iU UIM1 tu UP UUHO, . " Aud who doos it ?" was my next iu- 5 quiry, as I lookod ouriouRly about the place lor some mouster with a bull-dog ! head and a mask to liido his brutal foa- f turos. " I do," wtui lue blandly conveyed iu- I I formation. The Plan to Capture Arnold. 4 It was at No. 1 Broadway, New York, that Clintou aud Andre hatched the plot which resulted in Arnold's treason and the gnoiniuious death of the adjutantgeneral of the British army. Subsequently Arnold made his headquarters at the house adjoining, uud it became the Heat of one of the most daring and heroic acts of the war. After the traitor had lied to New York, the patriot officers laid a plan to kidnap him aud carry him off bodily to their camp. The execution of the plot was intrusted to .Tohu Chainpe of Virginia, sergeant-major of Colonel Henry Lee's cavalry legion. Cliampo deserted to the British, and was at once sent, as he had hoped, to assist Arnold in recruiting a corps of royalists and deserters. Watching the habits of the ' traitor, the Continental soldier soon laid his plan and communicated it to Lee. Iu the rear of Arnold's quarters au am- e pie garden stretched out to the river and i as iar up as No. 9 Broadway, where it communicated with a dark alloy loading \ to tho water's edge. This garden wan , shaded by Lugo trees, several of whioh -j were a hundred feet in height, and one, a madeira nut, which long survived, had lateral branches nearly as many feet in v length. Under the shade of these trees it was Arnold's habit to walk late every night?thinking bitterly, no doubt, of tho dear price at which ho had won a British commission and a hireling's y gold. Uliampe, with two accomplices, i had arranged to seize tho traitor on a f" certain night, gag and bind him, and b carry him in a boat, ready at hand, to li the American camp. It is said that tho c devil always helps his own. Whether f Arnold roceived aid from this quarter or I not, it is certain that on the day fixed t for the consummation of the plot, he 1 changed his quarters, and the labor of f tho patriots was lost. Ohampe subse- t quently made his escapo and died peace- t fully at home, long after tho indepon- t donee of the struggling colonies was se- t cured. IIow Benedict Arnold sank <1 into oblivion, history has recorded.? c Svribner'a for February. c Rich Onl of Bitters. ) The Stockton (Cal.) Independent 1 has the following : The news from New f York bv fcelecrranh that l)r .Tnannli Wol- ? ker, the vinegar bitters man, has sued fi* a divorce from Lis wife, brings up some reminiscences iu this city. Some teu or twelve years ago Walker camo to tins Independent office to get some t labels printed. Ho had no money, but ?1 said bis modieino was good, be liatl uo I doubt of selling it readily, aud if be v could get credit for a low labels be i> would pay in a short time. Tbo labels 1< were furnished, and in course of time f paid for and more ordered. A A little later Walker peddled his bit- e tors around in a little, wbito coverod, v one-horse wagon, and sold the medicine J by the quart or gallon, or any other de- 1 sired quantity. Now lio makes affidavit n to $100,000 annual inoome, and the same v amount of property. Tho bitters scorn ii to liavo at least ouo good quality?that ti of making its proprietor wealthy. Mrs. ei Walkor wants 8400 per woek alimony and ti 83,000 counsel fe?es. Pending tbo nrgu- li rnent on this point, the court allowed 3! her $50 per woek, which she sayH was o< the amount her husband allowed her for a piu mouoy alone. ui IT KltlHT HATE BEEN. A Story or Life. Ab ! bow timo does take ibe romanoe rat of our lives and leave ub high and Iry on the lee shoro of conceit. It does not seem so many years ago hat Mary Jane and we attended the iamo country scboolhouse, divided the lamo apple, chewed the same piece of pim, and slid down hill on the same iled. It does not seem many years sinco re stood togother and pledged eaob tber by all the faithful promises we cuew that around tbo same love our roung hearts should ever twine. Fate culled us away from our early tome aud separated us from Mary Jane, distant lands sent forth a call for ns and re went. Aud tbo parting?tbo tears shed?the ast embrace?the promises renewed uuler tbo flaming branches of the old oak ree. Ab! how fresh they are in our aomory even to this day. Mary Jano could not be expected, mien oh RJie lovea ns, to spend lior time no ping and monniing. She must go to inging school, to paring bees, and to audy pulls. Wo arrnnged all that. ?erhaps wo wero selfish in selecting Pom Jones to do escort duty for us, for Pom was bashful, freokled, a little lame, lightly cross-eyed, and anything but a girl's boy." He was a good fellow, Com was, and if wo had been half-witted ee must have oeen the intelligent winkle in his eyo as he promised to do lis duty well. Thoso letters wo reoeived. "What a ale of lovo thoy told ! How miserable dary Jane was, and how different the mjoyment was with Tom Jones instoad >f tho abscut one by her side ! How we ropt over those lines ! Gradually thoso letters of Mary Jane's Lid not make us weep. There seemed athor moro of Tom Jones iu them than re liked, and we wrote a oruel, wicked otter, telliug Mary Jane that it she bought so xnaoh of Tom Jones to take liin. It was tho last thing in the world vo meant, but jealousy is a blind brag;art, you know, and wo were jealous. It was too true, alas ! and the next hing we heard was that Mary Jane and Fom Jones wero engaged. VVe smashed ip her daguerreotype and burnt the mir chain she mane ub with hor own lauds, tore up her letteis, and drew a hoture of an Indian on the broad nairie, with biB victim tied to a tree and ho fagots heaped all about him, ready ;o be set on lire. Tho viotim very much resembled Tom Jones?tho Indian was ? ourself. Tko other day as wo stood by tho jost-olfioe a family wagon drovo up, and or tho lirst time in many years wo saw tfnry Jane. How vory stout she had frown, and how vory coarse those feaures and how very red that auburn hair hat was so soft as it twined about our ingors ! There was a young Tom, and k younger Ezckiel, and a still younger lezekiab, and a pug nosed, freckled aced girl, and a pair of twins. There vus old Tom Jones, too, more awkward, nuier, moro cross-oyed and homlier than ?ver. And when Mary Jane scolded old I'orn for not helping her out of tho ragon, the notes Unit once so much readied us of the nightingale now sounded like a raft scraping .against the abutuent of a bridge in a spring freshet. Then wo thought of what the poot rrote: ' Of ail ea l words of tongue or pen, ?lio sad-lout are tUeso?it might have been." Wo do not hate Tom Jones as badly as pa once did.?Chicago Ledger. English Method of Executlou. In England, as I suppose you know, piites a correspondent, the way of hangng is dill'erent from that in the United ItateB. Instead of tlio eonilemned per011 l>oing strung up to the ceiling, a tinged board on which he stands is sudLenly let go by drawing a bolt, and he alls downward. I presume that in the Juited StateH the poor wretch always tns his neck broken and dies without tain, but here hanging is tho most cariciously cruel of all the ways of puting to death. Everything depends on ho woight of tho mun and tho depth of ho fall, and in the majority of cases the ictims are put to a slow and agonizing loath by strangulation. The hangman >r one of his assistants has often to hang m to the feet of the body in order to horten tho struggles. In the case of >Vainwright the scaffold was surrounded ?y a screen, so tliat as soon as the drop ell, he vanished below, and only the ope was seen taut and jerking. Another Chance to Subscribe. A suit has been commenced against ho city of New York by tho heirs of ohn or Johannes Vormilya, an old >utch settler, for the recovery of the ?1._1 ^ ^ t A l..,t yilUU) U1 tuitl (lUlltlU I l?l iUHllliniUUl slaud bounded by the North ami Hari>m rivers, and extending from seventyonrth street npward. Tho heirs of Mr. farmilya found their claims to the proprty in qnostion on two patents, one of .'Inch was given by the British governor, riohols, in 1667, and the other by Gov. 'homas Pongan in 1686, to John Verlilya and four other patentees, for ser* ices rendered the British government l settling and improving the upper poron of Man hat tau island. Tho proprly is estimated to bo worth at this mo about two hundred and fifty mil011 dollars. Up to the present date 12 heirs of Mr. Vermilya have register1 their claims, but it is lielieved that great many more will be found, as ^ho uuo is comparatively common. Items of Interest. " Yes, I wnut my daughter to study rhetoric," replied a Vermont mother, " for she oan't fry pan oak ee now without smoking the house all up." There are in Illinois, aooording to a late report of the board of education, fifty-four colleges for males, six for females, and thirty-fire academies and seminaries. A lazy fellow falling a distance of fifty feet and escaping with only a few scratches, a bystander remarked that he was "too slow to fall fast enough to hurt himself." The keeper of a lunatic asylnm in Bristol, England, went on a spree with one of the maniacs, fonght with him when both had become drank, and broke three of his ribs with kicks. A pond of water in northern Alabama, embracing some ten acres, suddenly (lis appeared with a loud rumbling sound, and a large hole, down whioh the water ponrod, is all that remains to mark the spot. A raptured writer inquires: " What is there under heaven more humanizing, or, if we may use the term, more angelizing, than a flno black eye in a lovely woman ?" Two black eyes is the only answer thought of at present. By the latest oensus Ireland has 5,412,397 inhabitants, divided, as to reliflrion. ao follows: Roman Catholics, 4,150,857; Protestants, 1,261,510. Of the Protestants* 667,998 are reported as Episcopalians and 497,648 as Presbyterians. A young married man who talked about " Tom and Jerry" in his sleep, the other night, told his wife next morning, upon being colled upon for an explanation, that " Tom and Jerry " were very warm friends of his, and she seemed satisfied. A young woman in Chicago put her false teeth in a glass of water at night, aud in the morning found them imbedded in a chunk of solid ioe. She was late at breakfast, the process of thawing out the teeth with a bonfire of matohes having been slow. "It is an ill wind that blows nobody good." A Tennessee farmer had his crops, stock, etc., damaged by the late floods to the extent of $2,600, but gained by the deposit of a rich sediment on 550 acres of land, whioh ho values at $5,500, or a clear gain over the loss of $2,900. Borne Western newspapers are suggesting that provision be made at the Centennial to reoeive contributions to aid Mr. Ross in searching for his missing child. The sentiment of sympathy for the heart-broken father is so widespread that it is believed a large sum would bo reoeived. Tim _i ? xuu vijuvx^v/ uiauuioiO| nuunc uiniriiiur* ice were seized, petitioned to be allowed to oontinue their works, because otherwise the cattle fed their would starve. The court asked if they could not be fed elsewhere, to wbioh cue distiller, who feeds 1,224 of them on the slops, said that " their food could not be changed, as their teeth had become soft." " What am I mado of?" asked a little girl fresh from her first Sunday-school lesson, as she essayed to Bhow off her kuowlodgo to a younger sister. " I don't know," was the honest answer. " What does mamma sweep up from the floor ?" was the first speaker's next trial in the Soe ratio method. " Pins, needlee. and hairpins," was the prompt but unexpected response. The London Luneet very opportunely warns the medical profession, and others not familiar with tne symptoms of brain disease, of the urgent necessity of treating " sleeplessness " as a warning symptom of brain disease. A " curious" patient, enrious because he cannot sleep, should at once, for his own sake and for that of others, be carefully watched. Delirium tremens, traumatic delirium, and the most dangerous forms of mania are all prone to give this warning token of their presence, and scarcely any otlier. Man and Monkey. nti. ? r j rr. i - j.ne euuaun r.cno ways : me wonderful resemblauoe of some of the larger apes to human creatures is especially remarkable when they are suffering from illness, or from what, so great is their intelligence, we must acknowledge to be sorrow. An ape of no oorumon merit having lately died in the zoological % gardens at Dresden, an account has been L published of its last moments, which give some idea of the almost human JsNRj dignity and pathos of its behavior an the ocoasion. A few weeks of the destrojv ing malady, says a sorrowing friend, had been sufficient to change this being, so full of life, strength, courage?this magnificent prototype of all quadrumana ?into a spectacle or misery. The most complete apathy had taken the plaos of exuberant freslinew and vivacity. Mafnka, as this interesting creature was called, appeared to suffer under a dim wnfHuuiwuwwi turn nu? uuuiu tuptJUl uu rolief, but only the alleviation of her painp., from those abont her. This state of things lasted till within a few hours of her death. Then, as the director of the gardens leaned over his favorite, the ape drew him toward her, placed her arm nronnd the neck of her kind friend, and looked at him for some time with clear and tranquil eyes; she then kissed him three times, with short intervals between each salute, motioned to be laid upon her couoh, gave her hand to him?as though bidding farewell to a companion of many happy years?and slept never to wake again. Thus died the quasi-human Mafuka, fortified not indeed by the rites of the ohurch, "but by those common to the wider brotherhood of trusting and affectionate hearts."