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.v-The Beaufort Tribune. - 1 ? l99 '* VOL. II.?NO. 34. BEAUFORT, S. C., JULY 12, 1876. $1.50 PER ANNUM. The Little Old Shoe. Dear little Edna's wornout shoo! Thero ie the hole bor toe peeped through ! Tiny shoe?with the knotted string? Quaint littlo precious, speaking thing ! Tells of her 'witching joyous glee? Her winning ways?and yonng years three. Hor sunlight hair?a halo shone ! Soft eyes of bine?a glory her own ! On my heart hor fairy feet fall? Still I hear hor gentle voice call On all our names?dear littlo child? Wiiugitig our hoarts, o'en when she smilod! Hush'd the musio of her sweet soug ! Which prattled joy, the whole day long, Closed the eyes, so lovingly true, Asleep in death, hidden from view, 8ho whom wo watched, 'mid hopes and fears? A mom'ry now?enshrined.in tears. Hor littlo shoe a talisman seems? Weaving tender, entrancing dreams? Wherein I see her angel faoe, Feel her krme in a close embraco? Her baby kiss and clinging loveWinging my soul to spheres above ! EARLY LESSONS. Though neither bora in a garret nor breil in u kitchen, Jasper Jar via whh far from hiving first seen the light amid wealth. His father, a mechanic, while not tho victim of great vices, could not - boast of auy prominent virtues; his mother, however, was a religions woman, living in the fear of God; every one of her thoughts being filled with an every increasing desire for well doing, both as a duty to herself and an example to all around her, and t > tench her boy lessons of righteousness by example and by precept; so that Jasper. while he had no bad examples from his father to corrupt his young miud, found plenty of sources of good in the observation of his mother's pure life. But the day came when Jasper left the parental roof to seek a livelihood among Strang rs. On that day, as his mother placet! on his forehead her lost fervent kiss, her v>artiuc advice was kn slum V?ul company and beware of evil couusols, word* which in Inter years bore their fruit. Once his own ma-dor, as boys love to say they are when they have gone beyoud parental jurisdiction, Jasper's temper, manifested principally in the practice of dariug public or private opiniou, soon l>ognn to overmaster him. It was uot a sudden change from mildness t j irascibility, but a gradual inclination to self-will. At first, if the cause of irritation was not extremely marked, the good effects of his mother's early lessons asserted flu-mselves and checked the rising anger; but with the fleeting years, as he grew older and became more accustomed to his life of self-reliance, his fits of passion became more pronounced. Now that the restraining hand of his parental guide was no more there to direct him in the choice of pleasures and companions, his selections were made without much regard for ultimate consequences. To him the present "became all ; tho future nothing. That class of yoaug mou, nice of dress and glib of speech, who usually lonnge around corners aud barroom doors, are ever on the alert for fresh victims?boys, particularly, with money to spend aud easily misled. A few of that class soon entioed Jaster in their midst. The first step thus takou, his strides in their mode of life, habits, and vicos. became rar?iil At. first only n passing vulgarism of speech, then an inclination to idleness, and finally drink and the indulgence of accompanying passions. Of tlio victim of an irascible tenfper tho spirit of daring is a characteristic ; the desire to appear fearless usually rules in his breast. There is a charm to him in the approbation of guilty companions at such exhibitions of self-will. And Jaspor was often led into dissipation and recklessness by the challenges of his associates. The jeers and tauuts of his companions led him to enter a barroom ; and when they applauded him for that act, and then dared him further, he raised the glass and rum passed his lips. His first drink caused him a few pangs of remorse, but that soon woro away under. tho laudatory words of his false friends; and if Jasper did not go down to tho bottom of the scale of error and crime, it was duo to- an inoident of his married lifo. When ho took a wife it was with the purpose, among others, to mend his ways, but little things in his domestic life, which to others would have been unworthy of even a passing notice, irritated him. His fretfnlnoss returned; anger, oaths and self miserv followed. and tho homo he had promised to cheer was made desolate. The homo-lifo road he had promised to strew with the floversof ]>atience and industry was blocked up by tho thorus of passion and drink. Tno swoet tempered wifo ho had vowed to cherish, ho almost abandoned; ho blasted hor hopes of joy and contentment, and wrecked hor aspirations for happiness. In lion of smiles and pleasant words, ho gavo her sour looks and blasphemous utterances, and though lovo for her existed in his heart, passion dulled it to imporceptibility. Then came little children to play around his knees and make swoet music with their innocent prattle, but Jasper understood no pleasures but debauchery and drink, and he turned away his little ones with cruel "words, and often with blows. ^ Nothing that his wifo did for him was ever acceptable; nothing she said possessed any charm; he came to hate tho vory voices that God had placed around him, and what, with unjust complaints, fault finding and cruel words spoken when under the influence of liquor, the poor, uncomplaining wifo found life a burden indeed, and her tear swollen eyes and palo, hungry looking features told plainly that gaunt misery and deep wretchedness had crossed the threshold of the home, about whoso protection aud care he had perjured himself. Tears and entreaties sometimes recalled him back for a while to his old self; but the voices of his companions in debauchery, their taunts about allowing othors to bo his masters and dictato to him, and their invitation to participate in " only one glass," always turned him from the path of sobriety, industry and care of home, which ho had but a moment before resolved to follow. Each succeedinc deviation seemed tr? Virincr nnlv in creased misery for his family. Ho had no\y a couple of boys, one of whom was aged about six years, and possessed of much intellect. To say that Jasper loved his children, as the world understands that term, would be claiming too much, for he would never have gone to any great sacrifice of pleasure for their sake; but he loved them after his own fashion?he would willingly have given up his life in their defense?yet he would not have denied himself a gloss of rum to give them a pair of shoes, so overmastering was the passion for drink in him. ^ One day?it was a holiday. Thousands of people were abroad; jollity seemed to fill tho very air, and musical sounds echoed on all sides. Jasper was alone with his wife in their wretched home. Their children had gone to the sidewalk to play, when a cry was heard?a cry of anguish?that to Jasper filled the air with a thousand heart rending eohoes. Ilis wife rnshed to him, with several n sighbors following at her heels : " Jasper ! husband ! our little Eddio is dead ! killed!" It was too true. While encaged in boyish sports, his oldest hoy hail been accidentally shot through the heart by a playmate with a leaded toy arm. Amid the desolation that spread over his home, Jasper sat silent and tearless, accepting this trial as an evideuco of Divine wrath at his shortcomings. Thus believing iu Providental punishment, ho resolved to conquer I is thirst, for drink, and to attend more closely to tlio requirements of his home. The re -olution was earnest, but it seems that his habits were too deep rooted to he obliterated at once. The principal cause, however, was the wrong remedy rosorted to. Yon cannot eecapo the lacerations of tho lion's teeth by throwing yourself into his mouth. Neither could Jasper overcome his evil failings, of drink and dissipation, while still associating with the companions of his debaucheries. One eveuing, when ho had refused to Eartake of "anything stronger than eer,"ono of his friends twitted him with being soberer than usual. "What's tho matter, Jasper," he said, with jeering look; "are you on a sober tack to-day ?" "No; I don't feel liko drinking," answered Jasper, too morally a coward to speak his resolve, and tlio promises ho had made to his wife." " I guess tho old woman has been giving you fits, that's tho reason yoti won't driuk." The thought that his friends might believe him afraid of his wife hurt Jasper, and a few minutes later he was drinking rum. "That's tho way to be a man," said another of his companions; " if you listen to the women you'll liavo no chance to enjoy yourself. " " That's so," chimed in another. " Yes," continued tho first speaker; " and if you don't do just as they want you to, give 'em all the money you make aud then heg of them the price of your beer, they start a-crying. Don't wo feed our wives to mind the babies and wash tho dishes; what else do they need ? I don't allow mine to bother me, and if you put your foot down, they won't aunoy you again." When Jasper reached home that night he was drunk. His poor, pitiful wife had to assist nun to oea ana waccn mm lest ne slioulci awake and call for something, and in the morning whon the drunkard rose, because the meager breakfast, for the price of which she hod worked many a long hour, was not quite roady, ho abused her. One day his wife, returning from the cemetery, called his attention to the condition of their little boy's gravo. "Jasper, darling," sho said, "if you would see the wretched condition.of our little Eddie's grave, you would try to work and savo money to buy it a headstone. The grass is so long on and around it thnt it is hidden, and no 0110 would ever think thnt there is a grave there." " I've got no nionoy," Jasper gruffly replied. " But you might save enough in a few weeks; it don't cost much." "I don't cAre; wo're the only ones who care to go to the grave, and I'm suro wc can find it without a tombstone." "And yet, yon havo nevor beeu near it since wo buriod him," was tho wife's rejoinder. "Do you think I've got time to lose a doy to go to the cemetery ?" askod Jasper, nugrily. "Time? Why, darling," roplied the meek wife, " jou have lost days, only to drink "? " Drink I" exclaimed Jasper, with an oath, " you always throw that up to nio. I"? His wife checked him by entwining her arms around his nock. *' Don't be angry with mo, darliDg," bIio spoko, softly. " I don't moan to hurt your feelings. I wouldn't do it for the world. I love you too much for that. I don't mean to reproach you for anything yon may do?it is only that it's killing mo to see yon destroying youisolf and injuring your family." Jasper mado no reply, though his looks wero far from inviting. On the following day ho visited his child's grave with his wife. It was well lie was not alone on this visit, for he would never havo found the grave, so nncared for was it. On his return home Jasper resolved to do something about having his boy's last resting place properly attended to. For a few days he did not see his companions, and hope sprung anew in tho devoted wife's heart that a change had come at last. But, alas 1 a week or so later his companions again proved a stronger attraction than his duty, and Jasper receded from his temporary reform. Once more the thick clouds of misery gathered aronnd the loving wife's head, intemperance again mado home desolate; and the children cried for tho very bread to sustain life. One evening when Jasper had failed to sccuro the money ho had asked of his wife, he upbraided her for what ho termed hor extravagance, and for spending all the money, 44 You ought to save more," he said; 44 I cannot afford to give you my money, and then fiud that you havo spent all when I want a few cents." 44 You'vo given me less than ten dollars a week, to pay rent and all, for the past two months, darliugl I'm sure I don't spend ft cent foolishly." " But I say that yon must treat yourri if when I'm away from home," ho replied, angrily. His wife east on him a look of deep reproach. " Oh, no, papa," spoko up his remaining child, a boy about four years old. "Mamma gibs you all do goot things; mamma eats only try breat." The child's words seemed to go deep into Jasper's heart, but ho spoko not. On the following Sunday the three members of this unhappy family, two of whom had so suffered through the result of evil companions, wended their way toward the cemetery wherein lay tho remains of the dear little one. Tiio father wassullen, while tho mother's sad features were faintly lit with the pleasure of some expectation, and the little boy clung to his mother's skirts on tho side further from his father, once in a while casting a glance at tho latter, as if expecting a reproach, if not a loud imprecation. Thus, silently, the trio reached the graveyard. Jasper remembered tho location of his child's grave, and at once struck out for it. Arriving at what he thought was tho spot, ho stopped and looked around, but failed to recognizo the place he was in search of. "Where is Eddio's grave ?" he asked 01 ins wiie. " There," she said, pointing to a neat, sliady spot. Jasper followed the direction indicated, and saw a neatly trimmed mound of earth, surrounded by flowers and covered with a handsomo crown of immortelles. The grass around the grave had been mowed, a handsome rustic seat stood on one side, and at the head a pretty headstone, surmounted by an Agnus Dei, and the inscription : " Eddio, son of Jasper "? lie read no more. Ono look at his wife revealed the author of the wonderful change in the looks of his child's grave sinco he had seen it. * It was you who did this," ho said to licr, " and you went hungry, wliilo feeding me on the best, to do it." " Yes, darling," was all the answer, as both husband and wife, with their child, dropped on the rustic seat to weep. " Then here," said Jasper, very earnestly, " I swear by the memory of the dear one gone before to shun bad company and becomo a better man !" And so he did. His early lessons, those taught him by his good old mother, finally won the battle with evil counsels. He abandoned his companions in dissipation, becamo a temperate and an industrious man, and fouud that, though ho had swerved from the path pointed out to him in his youth, he could still return to it, and scorn the sneers of hose who revile duty and laugh at sobriety. The Ruling Passion. The ruling passion of bull-making strong in death, or its near neighborhood, was strongly illustrated in a story MeQee was fond of telling?that of two Irishmen who wer^j strolling along tho docks of Liverpool, penniless and without any prospect of sVcuriug mouoy or employment. Prcsontly they camo to a pluoard: Royal flumano Society. ?2 reward for saving a life! .CI. 10 for recovering the body ! " Mike," paid Dennis, " Mike, d'yo see that? I'll fall overboard and you'll jump in and resheuo me, and wo'll divide the reward, which will bo a pound apiece." " Agreed," said Mike; " litre goes," find a minuto later ho was floundering in the water. But no aooner had ho fallen in than Dennis, to his inoxprcssiblo horror, rememl>ered that ho didn't know how to Rwim, and so instead of springing in and returning tlio drowning man he stood leaning over the rail Rtariug at the bubbles which marked where Miko had snnk. Once Miko ca.no up, but Dennis gave no sign. Twice he came up, but Donnis could neither move nor utter a word. For the fatal third ho came to surfaco and faintly exclaimed: " Denny, av ye ain't mighty muck it's only fifteen shillin'B aic'u w.,'11 get for rocoverin' the body 1" The King or All the Cats. Talk about cats, says tlio London Telegram, none of them equal Cato, the p recently deceased, tho property, when Y alive, of Mrs. Stevens Rogers. Theani- si mal lived twenty years, lacking one si month, and when he departed, was g mourned for by a large circle of friends, si Onto was a religiously inclined cat. 01 Told, "Cato, it's time you went to bed," k; his catship walked solemnly to tho chair lc or stand, and placing his paws over his ly face to shado his eyes from the glare 01 and glitter of a sinful world, engaged, g; apparently, in earnest devotions. la Mrs. Rogers is an old lady and rnthpr al feeble. Cato used to go to call her up sc in the morning, would wait arouud until m sho was ready to go down stairs, and in then would mimic his mistress in the d< manner of her descent. Mrs. Rogers tn was compelled to steady herself by lean- di ing against the balusters; tho cat regu- m larly went through the same exercise; d? but upon getting within three or four nf steps of the landing ho would spring ni clear down nt a leap, and then look w around in a way that said distinctly: h< "Why don't you come down in that lc shape ?" K Mrs. Rogers one day fainted, and at- tli tcution was called to tho fact by Cato, tli who ran to the old lady's daughter and succeeded by pulling, and pushing, and rc crying to call hor from auothe.r part of t'1 tlio houso to tlm mother's assistance, di probably this being the means of saving tl the latter's life. w Thero used to bo kept in the house a 11( little box in which from timo to time C wore deposited pennies for" procuring ft' food for Cato. Gate understood the hi arrangement, and would watch over his fn pilo carefully as could any little boy, P< manifesting anxiety whenever the sup- vt ply of cash ran so low as to be sugges- t*1 tivo of short rations. If the box of cop- tl pers gave out altogether, Cato knew ?h enough to go to the next pocketbook. Cato would allow the canary. to hop around upon his back, and would play g} at " catch-paw" with it upon the floor. si When Capt. Rogers died tho cat manifested the utmost grief, and would f?i sit and watch the portrait of his deceased w master exactly as if he saw a resem- 01 blance between it and him. James, a son of Mrs. Rogers, came home, aud K one day concluded ho would havo a smoke. He purchased a pipe and tobncco, and laid them on the table, at fti once interesting exceedingly Cato, who commenced calling "Papa, papa," as ho ilsed to do whm Capt. Rogers was 1" still alive. A comb was set apart for tho 8V cat's use, as a matter of fun. And dailv rc Cato camo to have bis toilet made by w some member of tlio family. ft When finally he was taken sick the h? neighbors of Mrs. Rogers used to come kt in to see him; and when at tho very last *1) Cato saw ho was going, he raised himself up in his bed, waved an adieu to Be his friends, and sunk back into tho sleep 1? from \tliieh ho never fairly awoke. w< di A Sharp London Thief. A rustic individual came to London ev by train to witness the reception of the R Prince of Wales. A man who had come ju in the same third-class carriage with him bi admonished this rustic when they were gi parting just outside the London sta*ion at that ho should be very careful of his cc monoy, as many thieves would be in the crowd. "Oh," said the rustic, "no- or body'll get my money; I have only one in pound, and I mean to keep that in my te mouth." This remark was overheard <P by one of tho small hut clover street Ir boys, who watched his opportunity, and tb when the honest couutryman had got a ht few hundred yards on his way suddenly scattered a few pennies on the ground before him and begun to pick them up agaiD, crying to tho rustic as he did so : , " You gimoio that sovrin I" Tho rustic ja looked bewildered. " You gimme that j)( sovrin," shouted tho small boy. "I ^ seeu yon pick it up and put it in your a mouth." A crowd begun to collect and ^ asked tho boy what was the matter, q "Why," cried tho littlo rogue, "I was agoiu 'long with one pun sixpence in my e, hand, carryin' it to mother, 'n somebody nj run agin me an* knocked it all on tho cj ground, 'n this mnu he took up tho qI sovrin, an' I seen 'im put it in 'is mouth." ' Tho astonished rustic attempted to ex- . plain, but his voice was thick; some- h thing plainly was in his mouth, and an 15 honest British public forced him to disgorge. The poor rustic was glad to get off without his pound and with whole jy bones; the boy went off with the gold in 2d liis pocket, aud tho honest Britisli pub- 21 lie distributed itself, each member 22 thereof satisfied that a scoundrel had .,'j been defeated in his attempt to rob a 25 small boy engaged in filially supporting 2G his aged mother. 27 What Tobacco Dhl, j,( Tobacco is generally classed as a sed- ni ativo rather than a stimulant, yet its p,; -- ro-iiewous use a cucmicfti term) p( are sometimes as violent as tboso of al- ti cokol. Recently at Hobart Town, in Tas- ol mania, a jury which had failed to agroo tl on a criminal case was locked up to en- gj force a verdict. Tho result showed tho bl dan gov of keeping twelve persons of different views in the same room for an indefinite length of time. Weary with fruitless discussion, some of the jurors commenced smoking ; others, equally pi weary, but hostile to such a solace, pro- ui tested vehemently against it. Discus- in sion swelled into rage, and words wero ai followed by blows. Tliero was a fright- M ful row ; the furniture was broken, tho tn windows smashed to atoms, chairs?but sr fortunately without their occupants? tc hurled into the street, and the iuhabi- m tants of Hobart Town alarmed and scan- la dalized. After all this, the jury agreed f< even less than before, and tho judge, in w despair, finally discharged them. b; A High Toned Hotel. Tho Suitem House, Strive & Swee roprictorH, Soponacoous Springs, I ., lias been built and arranged for tl iccinl comfort and convenience < immor boarders. On arrival, eat uest will be asked how he likes tl tuation, and if he says the hob uglit to have been placed npon tl oil, or down toward the village, tl cation of tho house will be immediat ' changed. Corner front rooms, i ily one flight, for every guest. Bath is, water-closet, hot and cold *ate undry, telegraph, restaurant, fir arm, barroom, daily paper, ooup wing machine, grand piano, a clerg; an, and all other modorn oonvenienc< i every room. Meals every minute, isired, and consequently no seoon bio. English, French and Germa ictionaries furnished to every guest 1 ake up such a bill of fare as he ma ^sire, without regard to the bill affa terward in the office. Waiters of evei itionalit.y and color desired. Evei aiter furnished with a libretto, buttoi do bouquet, fnll-dress suits, ball tal ts, and his hair parted in the middli very guest wili have the best seat i iG dining hall and tho best waiter i ic house. Any guest not getting his broakfoi d-hot, or experiencing a delay of si: en seconds after giving his order fc oner, will plenso mention the fact 1 10 office, and the cook and the waitei ill he blown from the months of cai ju, in frout of the hotel, at ono< iiildren will be welcomed with deligh id requested to bring hoop sticks an iwkeys to bang the carved rosewoo irnitnre especially provided for thi irpose, and- peg-tops to spin on th Ivet carpots; and they will be allowe i bang on the piano at all hours, yelli te halls, slide down the banisters, fa >wn stairs, carry away dessert enong >r a small family in their pockets i nner, and make themselves as disi eeable as the fondost mother can d( re. Washing allowed in rooms, and ladi< ving an order to " put on a flat iron, ill bo put on ono any hour of the da night. A discreet waiter, who b< ngs to tlio Masons, Odd Fellows an uights of Pythias, and who was nev< iowu even to tell the time of day, hi ;en employed to carry milk pnnchc id hot toddies to ladies' rooms in tt rening. Every lady will be considered tl die of tlio house, and row-boys will a: ver the belle promptly. Should ar >w-l>oy fail to appear at a guest's do< ith a pitcher of ice water, more towel: gin cocktail, and pen, ink and pape: 'lore the guest's hand has left the bel 10b, he will bo branded "Front " c e foiehead and imprisoned for life. The office clerk has been careful! lected to please everybody, and ca ud in prayer, play draw poker, mate ursted at the village store, shake f( inks at any hour, day or night, pla lliards, is a good waltzer, and ca nice the German, make a fourth i ichre, amuse children, repeat th eecher trial from memory, is a goo dge of horses, as a railway or stean >at reference is for superior to ac ride, will flirt with any young hub id not mind being cut doad when " j imos dowu;" don't mind being curse iy moro than a Connecticut river pili ul room forty people in the best rooi the house when the hotel is full, a ud to tho annunciator; and answ< lestious in Greek, Hebrew, Choctov ish, or auy other polite language i 10 same moment without turning dr. A Girl's Chances, The Cincinnati Enquirer gives som leer statistics thus : A very sweet yonn dy of the West End, who has evident! en giviug the subject serious reflei on, gives tho followiug table as showin woman's chances of marriage betwee 10 ages of fourteen and forty year f 1,000 women, taken without selectioi is found that the number married i ich ago is as below. Or if (by a ithmetical license) we call a woman lances of marriage in the whole ooun ' her life 1,000, ho chances in each tv ors will bo shown in tho tablo : ir. Chanr-t. Age. Chane ! 32 SI 'i 10 4 3i J : i Qoi i aiu i if 33 f 'i 233 t. > 35 f !i 105 30 i I > 37) I 102 38 1 if 30 f CO f We hardly think it ft fair thing for oi dy friend to stop at the Ago of thirty ine, as there nre very few ladies wb wo arrived at that age of single blesi InesH from whose hearts have been e: nguishcd hopes of over soeing tb losen one. No, indeed ; so long t lore is still an old bachelor left, wo sa ive the old maids ft chanoe, and don lame them for still clinging to hop< The Itlfle Match. The twelve are selected who are t ractico together and supply from the; amber the American te.im in the grei iter notional rifle match. Among thei o three of the victors at Dollymoun [eanwhile the Scotch riflemen are mail lining a spirited contest among then Ives for places in one of the foreig unit to take part in tho Centennii iatch. Tho rivalry displayed in Soo nd, Ireland, Canada and Australia, a irds promise that all these count ill be represented in the United Stati y their best marksmen. How the Emperor Climbed. t, The janitor who had charge of Banker f. Hill monument, arriving at about halfte past seven in the morning to open the af premise^, found two strangers m waitih ing. Ono, a tall, gray bearded man in a te slouoh Hit, asked if they could ascend el the monument. 10 "Yes," said the custodian, " you can le for twenty-five cents," holding out his e- hand. ip The stranger produoed the money, s, and the custodian unlooked the door rjl mud forthwith commenced sweeping out, e- raising a cloud of dust, and paying no e, especial attention to his visitor, who was y- looking about him curiously, until, half 38 choked with dust, he inquired "if these if were the steps f" id "Yes, all right, go ahead, go right up ,n till you get to the top." <o The visitor and his companion did as ty they were bid, and stayed some half an ir linnr onmvinor Ilia haunf.ifnl nanaramin y view from the summit, after which they 7 descended, and were quietly walking l- away when they were hailed by the oub0 tod inn with: a. " H'yar, just write your names in this n book ; all the visitors who go up the n monument sign their names here.' The gray bearded man laughed and at signed his name, and the two departed, c- Tho oostodian never looked at the >r book, but some hours afterward was x> electrified by one of the offloere of the rs monument association who chanced to 1- come in, asking him, in the most agi3. tated manner, when Dom Pedro, the t, emperor of Brazil, had been thero f d "Hasn't been here at all," was the d roply. . it "Hasn't been here! Why, here is ie his siguaturo on your visitor's book, d What does this mean ?"' n " What!" said the custodian, rushing 11 up to tho volume. " Why, good grak cious I That was written by o tall man it with a slouch hat." i- And so it was ; but tho tall man was 3- tho emperor of Brazil, and this was the way he asoended Bunker Hill monument, is just like "any other man." 99 ,y g. A Picturesque Failure. d When the Nioolai railway was oon3r structod, in 1818, from St. Petersburg 18 to Mosoow, the work was done under >B contracts with American engineers, and 10 the cars and engines were supplied from Bultimore by tho famous establishment 16 of the Winons Brothers. The Bussian Q- priests oppose every modern innovation, 'J and of course they were " down " on the >r rni I wav IVhpn Hio rnn/1 ma nnanal 3? they determined to stop it, and so they '' went in foroe to a point on the road and set up a holy picture to stop the new in work of the devil. The train came slowly along and the engineer seeing the 'y picturo standing on the track thought n there must be a man behind it, and so h came to a halt. The assembled malti)r tade raised a shout and the priests y called ont that the saint was all-powerful n and would prevail against wickedness. The officer in charge of the train came out and took a survey of the situation. Then he told the engineer to run back a quarter of a mile and bring the train >y to a halt. The shouting was redoubled V> and the priests were in the most rapm tnrous delight. But their exultation was soon changed to grief, as the master of ceremonies told the engineei: m ' * Put on all steam and go ahead without t- regard to consequenoes." . The engine -r went ahead and down fell the picture, e? torn and crushed by the wheels of the looomotive. Modern civilization was a triumphant, and the priests and their followers no longer shouted in triumph. ie Ringing Rocks. g Pottstown, Pa., can boast of as great i. ? *i.? dl..? J U l/Ul AUDlljr | CUM J O VUO X. UAiaUCi|7UiM JL J WW, c- as nearly any town in the Union. We g speak of the ringing rooks, that are situ>n ated three and one-half miles northeast e. of Pottstown posi-offioe. We started a, early in the morning, and after walking at through and gazing on as fine and pion tnresqne scenery as can be found in this 's State, we came in sight of the rooks. A wilder looking plaoe it is hard to imagro ine. On tho rooks are advertisements and autographs of people from all parts ? of the country. Tnere is an eating and 15 refreshment stand olose by for parties, etc. On striking the rooks with our hammer they sent forth as rioh aud deli14 cato sounds as the finest musio box. By striking different rooks we oould get 8 sounds of every note of an octave, audit ? is certainly the oddest freak of nainre wo have ever seen. The rooks oover l about one acre of ground, and are a perfect mass of confusion, being piled together as if they had been upheaved by an eruption. They are visited every J" summer by hundreds of people, and no f- doubt will be visited during the oenten? nial year by thousands, s- ; ^ Marrying by Proxy, ts When our prinoipal tar, Admiral Pory ter, was presented to the emperor of r. t> :i i J i. : A. . u T L. J I iira/iii, 1111 Btuu lu UIH uiBjesiy ; JL uku 3. tlio honor of attending your wedding before you did." The emperor enjoys? joke, and woe well pleased with this one, which, paradoxical as it sounds, was <0 literally trno. Donna Teresa, the emir press, is a Neapolitan prinoess, and was it married to Dom Pedro by proxy in Nan pics. Admiral Porter, then a young t. officer, was with the United States fleet i- in the bay of Naples at the time, and l- was present at tho marriage. He was ;n also on one of our vessels which formed *1 part of the esoort of the bride out of t- the harbor. This vessel was on its way , f to Bio, and reached the Braailian cap's ital in time for Admiral Porter to wftjr noHH the actual marriage of Dom Pedro and his bride.