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VOL. II.?NO. 46. BEAUFORT, S. C., OCTOBER 4, 1876. $1.50 PER ANNUM. 9 Dcranger and Lafayette. v Tlio fol'< wing p<if ni in a truncation from the ]| French of Derange'', and celebrates the arrival c of Lafny< Do in the United States on the occa- b eion of h's visit fifty yenrH ago, when America ti gave the hero a reception worthy of hiB services to freedom in the old world and the k now. An h warm tribute to America from the J bard of tbo French people it deserves note ? just now i.i connection with the ceremonies of j dedicating i now statue to Lafayette. I.A FAYETTE IN AMKlllCA. 0 "Tell me A\liat bannered barga is bither ^ sweeping ?' ( " A warrior old unto our shore it briDgB." Q " Dears he a king's high pledge in Bolemn v keeping V" d " lie kindled the undying ire of ki 'gs." r " And ! *' be mighty ?" " Lono he crossed the a ocean." fl " Wli.it has lio done?" Broke chains?the v bond made free! c (Jlory to bim who's won two world's devotion t: Triumphal days shine out oe r land and eoa! " Child of old Europe, bore where loud re- c soundoth v The glad acclaim that countless thousands il rake. 1' Sorfloes and strifeless, hroadthc reign about doh ' Of laa a?u labor, peace and homely ways. v Touching this shoio th' opprcttod are slaves ^ no longer; Yea, tryauny has peopled waste audlea. p Hero stands ih' Almighty 'twixt man and his f wronger. n Ttiumpbal days shine out o'er lind and p sea!" a " What Llood it cost, wli&t long days of disss- ^ t?,r J F We iv.o cd in^luom, LutTiuf ijolte sped here, J Pointed to Franco, had Washington for mas- c Ur; n Fou-lit, conquered and the English fled in \ a fear. c Bine ) for fair Franco, for Ubcrtv the sainted. I J II )'ss grown the gioat or iu adversity : We'd smooth tho furrows Austrian fetters b pf iiited, v Trin'jpbal daye shine out o'er land and eea!" a r " 11 j whom our Father prized, this friend and n chief, lot 1] Jlem'ry tell while we'eome shakos the morn, o llessed fifty years agono? first bad and leaf- D let? y Too tree of liberty, then newly born 1! Jlht look ! toUay thick leaved it spreadetb, 1 S2I>r*ving f.re bolt and icy blast, our tree; Ho comes to rest beiita h the shale it shed- ? detb, ^ Triumphal days Bhine out o'er laud ai.d eea!" "Around him pahorcd see our cbiofa and ? eagOB. j, Each feature scanned by comradee of his ^ fame; ^ A mighty nation in hie praise engages; v Tho redskin eomoB at mention of his namo. n The sacred tree has b! ado enough to cover a This host, 'noath branches ever greeu to bo; s The wind its seod shall spread the wide world t over, t Triumphal days bhine out o'er land aud sea t Ho who had heafd these fervid wordaoctpour- a U'8 0 _ Followed a conq'ror, served the need of kings; E 'Foro whom tho Blave-bou:id peoples knelt C adoring; a A fiee laud's homage grander honor brings. 8 "Alas!" bo mirt ?'?' ?"J ? , ...... u vi wiiu wavoa mat u bluHBom, ^ A far, dear clituo be ?onght ont wistfully, J " M'?y virtue draw the two worlds breast to .J bosom, 1 c Triamphal days sbiae oat o'er l&nd and sea!" ^ . ? ? . a THE SNOW FLOOD. \ t A TALE OF EASTERN SIBERIA. * b a " They'ro np, I tell you, and out in I foi?e, aud there will be blazing roofs, f and blood spilled all along the Chinese a frontier, from Kara Sou to Dostvornik. g We are safe enough, of course, here iu n Kiachta, behind our strong stockades t and brass cannon. But there is scarcely n a post to the eastward that can be called v secure, now the Mongols are over the j< border." f " Surely, however," said I, looking tl . up from my desk and the invoice iu o which I was dnly recording packages of b brick tea, coarse silk, the ous brass pecaliar to China, and other p imports to the Flowery Land, " the n Mongols will content themselves with v sweeping off some flocks and herds, and v not venture on attacking any of the c settlements. The Russian military v power "? v "It's a far cry, as they say in my a oountry, to St. Petersburg, or even to y the Wolga," grimly rejoined the first s speaker, whose name was Gilflllan. g " These Tartar thieves know well n enongli that, short of Irkutsk, there are ti but some weak detachments to bar their o way. Even the sotnia of Cossacks has e been withdrawn, and, for the moment, v the whole of eastern Siberia lies at the h mercy of the Mongols." s I, Frank'. Richards, had been, daring r two out of the three years which I had v passed in this outs)f-the-w.<y cornor of s tho Russian dominions, a clerk in the t) firm of Merton & Paulovitoh, the man- a aging partner of which resided at Irk- ti utsk. Mr. Merton was one of those Anglo-Russians of whom many are to tl bo fouud in the higher mercantile so- n ciety of 8t. Petersburg. He was a man e of considerable property, and a member S' of the Fur Trading Guild. li It was with auger and annoyance that '1 bo rich merchant learned that his clerk ras in love with his only daughter, Elsn, and that tho sentiment was reciprocal. Mr. Merton, as was very natural, lad other views for his daughter's esablishmeut in life. 'I like you, Richards," tho morchant iad said to mo, not unkindly; " and if ou, and Ellen, too, will bo but roosonble and promise to forget this folly? ih 1 well, then, there is no help for it, see." And thereupon we parted. On the fourth day after the outbreak f hostilities ,there arrived iu Kiachta a ;roup of Englishmen, engineers and I Jornisli miners, from a valuable mine i >n the further bank of tho Amoor, the rhole plant of which had boen wantonly lestaoyed by tho Mongol raiders. They eported the station of Cherinsk, with 11 its factories and dwellings, to bo in lames, while the European residents, rith such of their property as they ould contrive to save, were Blowly roreating, under the protection of a mili ary escort, toward Irkutsk. Toward Irkutsk!" I exclaimed, inrodulously; you mean, surely, toward Kiachta. It would be ruuuing nto the lion's mouth to attempt the pug march over tho open, plains that io between the northern end of Lake lakal and the mountains at tho hcadrators of the Amour. No one iu lvis enses would givo such an advantage to be fleet foote d enemy." But my informant was positive as to ho route which the caravan of refugees rom Cherinsk had adopted. A Cornish ainer, dispatched thither to purchase towder for blasting purposes, imme .itely before tbo inroad, bad rejoined lis comrades with tbe news. It an ears that tbe decision, perilously uiiriso as it seemed to me, to select tbo oilier and more northerly Hue of anreh, bad been formed by Count Anleukoff, who commanded the troops, nd wbo was a young man, new to tbe ountry, and over-confident in his own u^gment. Hitherto, it was added, the Mongol inrsemen had contented themselves rit.h hovering, like hawks on the wing, r< >und the destined prev, keeping at a espectful distance from the rifled ausketsof the soldiery ; but there could kj no doubt that they were waiting the ipportnnity, in some unguarded moaont, of swooping down upon the camp, rhile the movem nts of tbe fugitives, ncumbered as tl: y were by a heavy laggago train,- ai d accompanied by evenu ladies and ehildren, were of iec< ssity slow. That Ellen and her ather wore of tli-j company was all but ertain. I could no longer emluro the safe inctiun of life at Kiaehtn, and accordingly formed a resolvo which to many of my riends appeared rash and willful. This no to make my way, us best I might, the caravan, the tardy pace of which rculd readily be overtaken by a well aounted rider, and to persuade Ellen ml her father rather to trust, themelves to my guidance back to Kiuchta, hau to persevero in the arduous march hat otherwise lay before them. I was excellently mounted, and felt hat, should I fall in with the enemy, heir shaggy ponies would not easily omo up with my flue Turcoman steed. The lirst long days' march brought ae to a cluster of black h-.lt touts, conial in shapes pitched on the bank of a hallow brook, while hard by grazed the lieep und buffaloes that made up tLe mly wealth of the horde. I rodo up to horn without fear?for theso ramblers hrongh the plains of eastern Siberia lave little harm in tin m?and recognized n the headman of tho oamp an old ac[uaiutauce, who apoko a little ItnssiaD, iU-,1 often brought in lambskins, yaourt, ,ud wild straw Ixjrries to tho market at ftdchta. " 1 wonld not pnsh on woro I yon, }<<spodinf" Haiti the white bearded pariarch, as he set before me the simplo are?milk, cheese and mutton kabaubs, kuwered on a twig of the arbntns?that le had to offer. "They were here with is yesterday, some hundreds of the ight fingered rogues from across the rentier, and it cost mo ten fat sheep, ,nd many fair wordp, to coax them into ;ood bohavior. They had two white den's heads, set on spear points, for heir standards, and their leader swore iot to go bacli to Mongolia without siler enough to plate the shriues of his das-house. They're after the poor folks rom Cherinsk by this time; not that bey'vo any more fancy for the whittle f a leaden bullet than other neoplo ave." The gift ot a golden eagle, and the iromise of two more coins of tho same 3int.ago, induced the headman to send ?ith mo a barefooted lad of his tribe, rho would, I was assured, prove quite ompetent to conduct me to a place rhouce I conld easily overtake the caraan, and also to keep up with my horse t any pace short of a gallop. And ouug Kazim ran gallantly bosido mv tirrup over weary leagues of grnziug ' rounds, aud stretches of stony barreness, till at length ho stopped, poiutiug riumphantly to a number of footpriuts, f horses, oxen, camols and men, stampd into tho half dried mud of a shallow ratorconrse, and with a wave of his and toward a distant wreath of blue moke, sure sign of a bivouac tire, he eceived from me the glittering eagles, trapped tho gold in a scrap of raw heepskin, and thrust it into the gourd hat dangled by a thong from his waist, nd thon, with a grin of leave taking, rotted off homeward. 1 ha 1 not ridden half a mile toward he camp tire before I saw approaching ie, at a lumbering amble, ungainly uough, but swift aud silent, Rome two core of laden camels, urged on by four 01 semen whose lancos and tho block ,'artar caps they wore suggested their nationality as Mongolian. Two of them, as soon as they espied me, dashed at me, with loud execrations and cries of "Feriugheo! ltussky! kill! kill!" My revolver was out in a moment, and the eight of it produced soruo effect on tho wild riders, for they wheeled off to right and left, galloping round mo in circles, still brandishing their spears, until u third horseman spurred forward, calling out something, which seemed as if by magic to suspend their murderous intentions, and then rode tprietly up to my side, and held out his bony hand for me to shake. j " brother !" ho said, in a strango jar' gon of mingled Turkish and Russian ; 'vrry good friend, llatnschka ! Has English lord forgotten poor Sing-Si?" 1 looked at the man's broad flat face, and did indeed recoguizo a Tartar of tho name above mentioned, whom I had, a year before, bought off, at an expenditure of some six shillings sterliug, from a Cossack patrol about to hang him on a dwarf oak for being captured, red handed, us a sheep stealer. lie had siuce then worked for us, as a porter, for some mouths in Riachta, but the vagrant instinct was too strong in Sing- ' a: l.~ 1?i it * * UI, nun uc UUU LCI lurow up II1B employment and fled to the steppe. The other three Tartars became amicable enough when they*found that their companion hailed me as a friend, and I gathered trom tho rascals' talk that they had been acting as guides to the Clierinsk caravan, and bad seized an opportunity of ranking off with forty camels and their leads, with which, as I made out, they intended to join their cousius, the robber Mongols. All this Sing-Hi, whose moral liber was of the coarsest, related as an excellent joke ; but when ho learned that I was on my way to join those whom ho had just deserted, his countenance assumed a graver expression. " Hark ye, English lord," he said, cautiously, as the others begun to goad on their camels with blows and lance pricks, 44 we of tho steppe love a friend as we hate a foe. Sing Si does not want his former protector to leave his bones to bleach on tho plains, with those of yonder unblessed ones and bo shook his fldt at tho far-off smoke ; 44 and sure as death their shroud is spiuning fast." " What do yon mean i" 1 asked, anxiously. 441 mean," hissed out Sing-Hi, putting his ugly face closo to mine, 44 that we of the old Tartar stock have no cause to be fond of the Muskov, and a pretty trick we have played them. Hist ! did you never hear of the snow flood ?" T )...< ... *1 r I j iinu, iu tut: uuiirhB ui Ill y 1'1NIU> UCO in Sib< lia, heard vaguo stories of such a phenomenon of the far northern steppes, aud I nodded, waiting to hear more. "Tho Russians will feel it soon," chuckled Sing Si ; "the blind moles! Already the wind is from the north, already the threads of the fatal spinners span tho sky, and we have led them where there are no mountains to break tho fury of tho blast; no barrior to chock tho rush of tho white wave that shall overwhelm mau and beast. Away, Englishman, whip aud spur, as you love your life, for even hero you are not safe, and rido to the left, mark mo, westward, to the shelter of tho hills. As for me, I M And, spurring his rough pony, off ho clattered in pursuit of his party. I rode at a brisk gallop toward the camp fire. | Tho snow flood! There crowded ou my mind all the tales that I had ever heard of caravans, of solitary hunters, or ol detachments of troops, overtaken by the resist'ess drifton those illimitable plains, whore not a tree, not a hillock, existeu to stem the violence of the wind. Aud as I sped on I felt convinced that SingSi's warning was a true one. On reaching tho encampment I found my predictions of impending evil received very much as were those of Cassandra in old Troy. Count AunenkofF, a vain vnnnr* r.f nntivnmA mm ?? ? ? J " ??*'Q V/* nuj'iv iliO rwiu for civilians and foreigners, lidiculed my advice, and declined to regard my informant Sing-Si as anything but a scoundrel who had absconded with a portion of the baggage. ' Excuse my incredulity, mon cher he said, coolly, "butyour snow flood, as yon phrase it, appears too nearly related to Sinhad's valley of diamonds, and the other eoutes of the "Thousand and One Nights," to command credence; and I shall nso my own discretion as regards tho route to be followed." The other Europeans, if less supercilious. wore almost emiallv deaf to all 1.1m arguments which I could urgo. None of them had witnessed, though nil of them had hcui'd of. the fell force of that snowy tempest to which the Asiatics had given so picturesque a name; and none wero wilting to lUU the gauntlet of the prowling Mongols in order to elude a danger which might prove mythical. But Ellen, who believed in mo bemuse she loved me, used all hor influence with her father, aud with such good effect that Mr. Merton yielded a reluctant consent to havo his own aud his daughter's horses resaddled aud to set off, under my guidance, in the direction indicated by Sing 81. As we left the camp, lighted by a broad, full moon that bathed the steppe with silvery brightness, I observed that the northern sky was growing very dark, aud that the long filaments of gray cloud had become knit together, as j though the Valkyrs were indeed busy at the loom of death. The wind, also, blowing in fitful gusts, had become piercing cold, aud our very burst s snorted and sniffed the air, as though they scented tlio approach of some viewless peril. By the time wo had ridden, as I guessed, somo two miles from the halting place, the northern sky had darkened still more, aud the slow sobbing of tho desert wind had swelled into a shriek, while the temperature was perceptibly lower, so that Ellen shivered mere from cold than fear. Wo pressed ou. Mr. Mertou, as I havo said, had been unwilling to take my counsel, in opposition to tho scoffs and remonstrances of his friends, but now he said, in an altered ?oue: " I begin to think, Richards, that you and tho Tartar were right. God bloss you for your unselfish kindness, my boy, whatever comes of this." Before I could reply, a terrified outcry from Ellen's lips made mo turn my head, just as tho first quick snowflakes came whirling down, and there, behind us, throwing before it, as it came, a ghastly gleam of light, came from the north a shapeless whiteness, rolling pitiless on. " The snow! the snow!" we exclaimed, as with olro voice, urging on our affrighted horses to their fullest sjh'ed, while behind us, liko the tide rising fast over the sands of the seashore, swept ou tho white wave, and burying beneath it, as it advanced, bush, and mound, and water course, and blottiug out every feature of the landscape to the northward. men ueganaraeo indeed, tlie alarmrd horses straining every sinew to outstrip the pursuing fate; but with all onr speed tho drift gained upon us, and presently we found ourselves plunging and floundering, up to the saddle griths in snow. Tho moon's radiance was now totally obscured, but afar off, to westward, my eye had caught tho ruddy glance of a tire Mich as charcoal burners kindle among tho hills, and never did storm-tossed mnriuer watch tho welcome beacon of some harbor more eagerly than I did this saving light. Tho flre, as I had conjectured, was burning high up on 0110 of tho wooded spurs of the mountain rango near tho sources of the Amour, but to reach it was no trifling task. Our exhausted steeds, woru out l>y the toilsome passage through tho snow, could scarcely be urged to fresh exertioup, while the rush of tho deepening flood, and the blinding showers that dashed iuto our faces, th:eatened at eacti iustont to overwhelm us. Wo reached tho Amour at last, down the swollen current of which wero whirling musses of snow, and here Ellen's horse fell, and conld not be raised, while that of Mr. Mertou, gasping and spent, no longer answered to the spur. "Savo yourself, Frank! leave us! why should all perish?" groaned the merchant. There was fiomo strength and spirit yet left in the gallant Turcoman that I bet-1rode, and, snatching up Ellen's light form in my arms, I spurred into the river, and, struggling through, deposited my precious burden on the turf beyond, under the shelter of a rocky bowlder. I then recros ed the ford, and, bidding Mr. Merton to cling tightly to my horse's mane, for the third time breasted tho current, and, half swimming, half wading, wo get through, though on tho further bank mj' noble horse reeled and fell, with a faint, low neigh, and so died. The carcasses of the others wero already buried beneath ti.o driving snow. Tho rest of onr story?how, after some fatigue, we sealed the rocky ra vino where stood tho hut of the charcoal burners, and how these rough but kindly beings warmed and fed us, and finally enabled ua to reach Kiachta in safety?is a tale of mere commonplace hardship. I have been for years tho happy husband of Ellen, and a junior partner in the thriving house of Morton & Paulovitch, although our sphere of business lias been removed to u less romantic region than that of eastern Siberia. Of tho fate of Count AunenkofI and tho caravan under his charge no survivor ever returned to headquarters to tell the talo. Crapes as Food. Tho Bostou Journal of Chemistry says : Wo have ou former occasions referred to the value of fruits as article s of diet, both in health and in sickness. Grapes may deservedly claim a high rank among the frnitfl in this respect. They contain a coLsiderablo amount of hydro-carbonaceous matter, together with potassium salts?a combii atiou which does not tend to irritate, but, on the contrary, to soothe the stomach, and which is consequently used to advantage even in dyspepsia. According to Dr. Ilartsen, of Cannes, in France, who lias recently contributed an article on the subject to a foreign medical journal, the organic acids in the grapo, especially tartaric acid, deserves more consideration than they generally have rocoived. Their nutritive value has, he thinks, boon much underated. It is known that they are changed to carbonic acid in tho blood, and p. ssibly careful research may show that they are conventt>io into ints. JJr. thirteen thinks that they should bo ranked with tho carbo-hydrates as food. They have been found a valuable diet in fever, and the success of tho "grape cures" in the Tyrol and other parts of Europe ap pears to show that they aro positively iv uefieial in other diseases. No doubt the good results of a residence at these establishments nro iii a measure to be ascrdied to tho climate and the general hygienic discipline adopted. The advantage does not wholly consist in the fact that so many pounds of grapes are oaten daily, but partly because other less healthful things aro not eaten; and pure air nn.l exercise nro also important elemental!! the curative treatment. But, after giving all duo weight to these allied influences, we must allow no small fraction of the beneficial result to the grapes. Municipal Taxation. Daniel L< Harris of Springfield contributed a paper, on "Municipal Ex- f travaganoe, to the Social Science CJonvention. Mr. Harris has brought a great variety of facts to tho illustration of his subject, takon fr im tho experience of tho most prominent cities in Massachusetts. These facts and figures he has arranged iu tables whioli are a valuable contribution to tho subject of municipal reform. Some of the striking facts disclosed by these tables are that at the outbreak of tho war iu 1861 the actual cost of mauagiug tho municipal concerns of tho cities of Massachusetts, except Boston, and itioludiug the payment of eonnty and State taxes, averaged only 85.94 per capita; secondly, that in 1866 their expenses had risen to $11.08, and that in 1875 they had liecome no less than $17.11 per capita. In 1861 tho combined funded debt of nil the cities was an average bnrden of $'21.62 upon each inhabitant. In 1875 tho same dobt had risen to $84 19 apiece upon tho duplicated number of inhabitants ; or contemplating these obligations in tho flnrtrncnla A-~ AIT AAA u^^iv^niv, tunj nmuuutcu tu 000, and in 1875 to $70,500,000, the increase being $59,000,000 in fourteen ] years. A second tablo shows the aggre- 1 gate valuation, amount of taxes, and 1 amount of the funded debt of fifteen of tho most prominent cities of the Union. < Tho developments of the table, says Mr. 1 Harris, are simply astonudiug. Behold j New Y< rk city submitting to an anunal j tax of more than $34 per capita, and at tho sarno time struggling to carry an amount of debt averaging $126 for every man, woman and child of tho popula- j tion. Most of these cities, it seems, are . tax'-d for current annual expenses far beyond the entire net earnings of their re- * spcctivo population. Mr. Harris concludes that tho average net earnings or f accumulations of all the individuals of 1 a City do not exceed $10 per capita, and 1 that the proper annual tax for defraying * the mat of managing all the affairs of a * city is $8 per capita. The question how tbe people have mot tho high taxes of f tho last ten years, Mr. Harris auswers e by showing that from 1862 down to a i very recent period, there was a steady s inflation in the market value of all prop- f orty, and especially of real estate in the cities. This iutlation was duo to derange- i meutof tho currency. All this is cbang- , iug now, and contraction is fairly under ( way. Henceforth the local taxes, when j puul, must bo paid out of the current net earnings, or accumulations of the people ; antl it will be found that the same legitimate tax per capita, which j obtained before tho war, is quite as heavv a burden as the r?enr?le nrn aKIe to bear. Indian Ituuners. * A correspondent in tho Sioux country ] writes: This system of Indian ruuneis j seems to be little understood. If im portant news is to bo carried an Indian j gorges himself with meat, takes a short | nuji, mounts one of the fleetest of their j posies, and rushes along like the wind until his horse requires feed, when he nods a few times while his horse satisfies , its hunger iroin the luxurious meadows, when the ride is renewed. The runner < needs nothing for his pony and takes nothing for himeeif but bis arrows and blankets, and will in the manner indicated ride two or three dajs and nights, panning over from sixty to one hundred miles in each twenty-four hours. When the nearest camp is reached his story is ! taken up by other Indians, and in like 1 manner carried in every direction. The j speed with which the news travels de- ! pen is upon its importance, but in this ! way the Indians often boat the tele- 1 graph, and their first reports, if they 1 come direct, are usually to bo relied np >11. The runner who brings great 1 news is feasted from one tepee to an- 1 other, and it is not until the story be- 1 gins to grow old that he lets loose his 1 imagination aud adds to tho original in * order to keep up the interest in him as i tho bearer of great news. There are al- i ways volnnteors, aud frequently two or f f.lir < will rIjii-I fnp flin enmn V...R i the <me that pets in lost is bound to toll the biggest story, if ho has to deny tho ] statements of his rivals or cut his story < out of the whole cloth in order to do so. j Hcnco the conflicting reports. t t On Account of his Family. J The other morning a hungry looking I mau was bothering the melon dealers at c a Detroit market to lind a live cent melon. One of tho dealers became annoyed at tho stranger's persistency, and called out: ''Why don't yon invest fifteen or twenty eonts in a nice melon aud take it homo ?" " I will at onco tell you why I don't," was tho soft reply. " I should kinder hate to take a molou homo and sit down 1 A. -1 I I-.# ' *? ? ' hum I'm uy mi ueiuro my wire auu cnii- ( dren. Seems to mo it would look kinder hoggish not to give them all a piece j around, and so I will buy one and eat it here." *' And I hope the seeds will choke .you !" shouted the dealer. " But they won't. I am always very careful to spit 'em out !" . 1 Considerate. ? " Considering that I the mosquitoes are making their fall raids, and aro particularly lively just \ now, my dear." said Jonos to his wife, 1 " don't you think it would bo a good < idea to bring the baby's crib into our i roomt Wo might divert the attention < of the voracious insects a little from our- i selves. 1 hate to bo broken of my rest, I and baby cau sleep all day, you know." < Mrs. Jones went in search of the tongs ] at once. i Items of Interest. Misfortune comes on honebaok and joes away on foot. The Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians rill not allow oolordd children to attend heir schools. If a young lady yawns half a dozen imes in succession, young man, you nay get your hat. A Kentuckian whipped his wife betaupo she attended her sister's funeral without his permission. "Wake up here and pay your lodging," taid a deacon, as he nudged a sleepy itranger with a contribution box. The principal countries of Europe owe ibout $17,600,000,000, exclusive of the mnecured paper currencies and home lebts. Liverpool is compelled to erect an adlitional lunatic asylum, because the lumber of insane has doubled in the xnuity within ton years. Tf. ia tKof. wn'Hiin loef twenty-five years no less than 400,000 panes of glass have been destroyed in London by thunder storms. It is a fact that savages who live on plain, simple fare, do not attain so great in average age as the oivilized people who indulge in rich oookety. Three Arabs, bearing the Cayenne jfficial's criminal brand in their forspends, arrived at Boston the other day, rod were immediately reshipped to Africa by the Boston authorities. A mathematical genius estimates that ;ho Methodists give forty-three cents a nember for foreign missions, the Preset--nane a little more, the Baptists a itrlo loss, and the Episcopalians thirtytight cents. Nothing will surprise a married man ;o much as to go home and see his wife imping round the house with her little oc bandaged, saying that alio doesn't lee why he has to keep such an infernal idpo on his razor. "I suppose," said a quack, while 'eeling a patient's pnlse, " that you oonlidc-r me a humbug." 44 How odd it is," esponded the patient, 44 that yon can 10 accurately tell a man's thoughts by eeling his pnlse." 41 So," said a lady, recently, to an Aberdeen merchant, 44 your pretty laughter has married a rich husband. 14 Well," slowly replied the father, 441 lielit-ve she has married a rich man, but [ understand he is a very poor husban^." Color is used as a remedy in an insane asylum in Alexandria, Italy. Dr. Ponza, the physician in charge, says that he puts melancholy lunatics into red rooms, and violent maniacs into blue rooms, the resul s being astonishingly satisfactory. John Chiddy lost his life in rolling a atone out of the,way of an English rail- , rna.l train t.hlia nvAr finer a orwit, iIi'kiu ter. Praiso of tbo deed was general; pet an appeal for money to save his fam- * ily from want resulted in raising only ib'>nt ?4, the railroad company giving nothing. The recuperative forces of childhood iro at times extraordinary. The boy who left school sick at ten o'clook in the noming will go to the circus at two p. m. the. same day, fall off a seat sixteen to jighteezi feet high, and-never hurt himself more than to miss four or five seconds of the performance. A little misc., writing to her father on the first day of her entranoe at boarding school, says: "The first evening we liad prayers, and then singing, and a passing ronnd of bread, which I did not lake, brcause, not being confirmed, I bought I had no right to take oommonon Atterward I learned that I had lost ny supper." The cannibal tribes in the Fiji islands lavo farod badly in their revolt against ;ho new government. By the aid of riendly natives, the British authorities lavo indicted heavy punishment on the lavages and re-established order. Religouh freedom, it appears, was involved the conflict, the cannibals being resolved to punish the Christianised naaves. Hothein says that he never plays Dundreary twioe alike, explaining: ' When an andienoe sees the point of a <>ko toward which I am working, I ilwajs atop. I never pursue a point lit) r there has been a langh. Audiences lifter very much in quickness of appreciation. Borne are so sharp that it is jositively painful to nlnv to them ; they iut me out of so much." B?eot is childhood?ohildhood's over, Kiss and part. Sweet is yonth; but youth's a rover? Ho'h my heart. Sweet is rest y but all my showing Toil is nigh. Wo must go. Alas 1 the going Say: "Good-bye." A woman got into a Baltimore street ??r, took a seat and carefully examined i loaded revolver which she took from ier poeket. Then she told the conluotor to let her out at John Nevins' houho. A friend of Nevins heard the remark, and, getting ont of the. oar iliead of her, ran into the endangered - 1 -S J Ul A._ JM mat) s residence ana w?iuea mm hi ay, Ilie woman was crazy, and intended to kill Nevins, against whom she bore a jruilge. Some one who has been searching history announces that up to the Revolution i o American had ever exercised the olfloo of general. The highest field rank ever permitted to a colonist was colonel. In those "good old days "a man might enter a crowded barroom in the Sonth and say : " Come up, general, and take a drink," wiMrout every man in the room responding. It fs different now.