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BENTON, iMONTB~~~j~'~Q~L~·~;i~"jl, 1^`~''3'
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J. A. KANOUS E,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
FORT BENTOlN, F. T.,
"oTiRY PCBLIC AtnD JUS'TICE OF r-1u
OFFICE: Main Street between Baker and St.
Dr. P. E. CALDWELLT,
rOt'r BENTON, : ONTANA.
From 101o 1 2a.m., o .4and 7 to S p..n.
SHOBER AND LOWRY,
Attorneys at Law and Collecting Agenf,
Jdckson Street near Wood Street.
HIELENA, I. T,.
14. P. ROLF_ E,
ATT03INE AND COUNSELOR AT LAW.
L.nw;:ttd with Sanders & ,idlen, of Helena.]
Collections and Business Promptly At
onr.m, Frrnt Stret, B ,nton, near Wetzel &C .. 1i
J. J. DONNELL-.
Attorney at Law, I
FORT BENTON, M. T.
Prompt Attention Oiven to Collections.
MASSENA BULLARD, ~
8fforntp usnadlor at abt%
ITIELETNA, M: T
WIli Practice and Make Colections in al: d
parts of the Territory.
1oaCt I1t. ricr. W. , H. Itcr'r, JR.ý f
LU. S. Commi -ioner. Notary Public. W
BUCK & HUNT, ii
Attorneys and Counselors a. at L .aw .
FORT BENTON, - - MONTANA. th
F"Or)vincE : "lfiagonally opposite Court i
J. W. WHEELOCK, uh
PHYSICIAN & SURGEON yo0
itff r his proft ilnat serricvs to the citizens of For, fat
Benton and vicnit7y.
OFFICE at Flanagan's I)rug Store. the
CIVIL ENGINEERING iTh
-OF AL KIND-fir
Arta'rnitely and Promnptly Performed aln1
II. P. ROLFE, hin
Fort Benton, M: ontana! :
For ,verat Tear, conneated with the United anll]
States Coast Surrey. The test transit and solar j
rompass in the country nued. fHomnesteada, Pre- e
emnptions and IDesert Land Entries attended Io. he I
t hnrgeo reassnableo.
RINDA & 8KLOWER, Prps!
Corner of Main & Bridge Sts.
HELE3N-tA, 1V~. T,
Nos. 37 & 39 Main Street,
HELETA, mV T.
SCHWAB & TIMMERWIANq
GEORGE W. REAL, Proprietor,
CORNER OF MAIN AND GRANITE STRIEETS,
HUTTE CITY, MONTANA.
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St. Nicholas Hotel,
I . ic. tney House,
QODL , ONSTA NA
A V LEWTORTH & YIcfAIRL AND,
First.Clas u IECote4 it Every
Re; pec t.
1880. ESTABLISHED. 1867.
MArn FýI'REE., IEILENA, M. T., RECOND D)OOR
BELOW FIRST NATIONAL IIANK,
--Wholeale and Retail Dealer in
iarness & Saddles,
'or.V Collare, Simnish Bits.
tage Lashes. Mexicau 81pub,.
Side 7addles, CurryComb.s,
'at' Saddles. , BTlg~ . arness
lank, ake Whipih, Ruggy, l lps.
--CASH P AD- FOR
IDtFS, FURS ii-,i IES
'qI Mads at we.I inaIl at*.*
REPAIRING DONE AT
a orUage oJlcitedti
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i TE IIL;.FATED BROTIIHERS:
A True Story.
, BY WILLIAM COMSTOCK.
Sst. Somne sixty years ago, when only fifteen
- summers and winters had passed over my
rg head, I was going home to dinner one aft
ernoon, and had arrived as far as the cor
nri n of Front and Roosevelt Streets, when I
SA. paused on seeing a considdrable crowdg f
gathered in front of M1. & C;'s" store.
S Above the heads of the bystande;s loom
ed that of a bigeartinan whom I had often I
seen in that vicinity, and ever and anon he
i1+ lifted a rattan, as if threatening some per
son with severe chastisement.
I pressed forward to take a look at the
1 victimt, but that was not accomplished tun
- til I had got inside the ring, for the indi
vidual who had incurred tihe wrath of the t
gigantic cartman was a small negro boy- S
a mere child; and there hestoodtrembling f'
like a leaf, and almost white with terror as
he momentarily expected the scourge to
descend upon his his head and shoulders. o
tl- The surrounding crowd laughed and
jeered; they were highly entertained by a!
. i lhe terror of the little black boy. b:
w.. A number of sacks filled with iinnamon t
were piled on the sidewalk; they hal ,just fit
been landed fromll an East India ship that I
Slay at tile wharf near by. The bo'3s, find- o0
o9ing little holes in these sacks through gi
which the cinlnamon projected, had improv- l
ed the opportunity to supply themselv es
Si gratis. w
- When the big earltia pounced upon Ai
them they sMcattered, and all escaped except. th
the little black boy, and or himii the cart- f V
mani had thought proper to nmke all exam- t l
AI he stood there cowering andtti riend- a
less, I placed myself at: his side. sayilng, m(
"I)on't be frightened, little fellow-he lha
: dare not hint you." col
I)own came the rattan uponl one of' iy ir
legs, and the delighted crowd gloried ill in
finding a new subject for their mirth,
Swhile al entorttous fat womtn stillcontrib- fro
utetd to their merrimnent by placing herself the
Sil front of me, glaring in miy face, and te- fac
manding, in thd shrillest of tones, "Are Bit
you a l igger whitewashed, that you take a
nligger's part?"' wi'
Tie little negro, taking advantage of itet
this diversion in his favor, glided through wh
the crowd, and putt.ing all his legs to the ace
gro'und. got off clear.
The blow which I received fron the woa
eartman's rattan was no great thing, but of t
the insult was something, and as I looked Isla
tup at hint resentfully, he said, "', I don't lhar
care'u who your father is-i don't caue who of c
your father is." sant
Of course not: what should he care for 'd
fathers, mothers, uncles, or aunts? Was fell
i he not the favorite cartman of the wealthy kno
house of I. & C. ! Had hlie lt a good, susi
round salary and a permanent situation ? the
Thuis establislhed for life, could he not af- rate
ford to be perfectly independent of every- duti
body except his wealthy employers? pint
Three years from that time I went my pert
first voy-age to sea. Otn my return home, Big
at the end of three years and four months, frig.
among the first news that I heard was that
the big cartman called l)obbins had hung
"How is that. " I asked.
"Why, yoI see," was the reply, "lie
had long been in the service of M. & C.,
1and when they failed nobody else cared to
remplloy him. "The consequence was that
I he bectame miserably poor, alnd, finally, he
has hung himllself in despair."
This was said news, and as it was a disa
greeable subject. of contemplation, I ban
ished itfrool "mt mnV Ory liI the belief that
the fate of Big Dobbins would soon be for
gotten. I was mistaken.
IBeing adrift in Valparaiso, three or four
years afterward, I entered the navy, and
signed the papers on board the U. S. t hip
B-, which lay in the harbor. After writ
ing my miname, and holding a brief confer
ence with the first lieutenant, I was pass
ing along the gun-deck, when an object
that met myI view caused ume to start. Was
SI dreaming? There stood before me a gi
gantic seaman, with a colt in his hand,
with the formn and features of Big Dobbins.
It not only seemed to be the lmanl himself,
but lie also fixed an evil eve on mny counte
nlalce, as if lie recognized ilne.
"Who is that tman?" demanded I of a
sealmain, as sool as I had passed lobrward.
"Wlhat-that, boatswain's mate, yonder?
Why, that's Big Dobbins, and-"
"Big D)obbins!" cried I. "Can it be
possible that I was misinformed, or was he
cut down before life was extinet?"'
"C'ut down " exclained the sailor, star
ing ing iis turn ; and then, after a mominent
reflection, hl added,t "0, I know what youl
are thinking of now; lie had a brother that
drove a cart in New York, who hung him
"But this is the exact likeness of his
brother. - I could not tell them apart; and
he looked ait tue as though he knew me."
"''Well," replied the mariner, "I would
not advise you to cultivate his acquaint-j
aonce. There may be worse men. inl the
world than Big Dobbins, but if so, they've
never crossed my hawse. When he flogs!
a nlan le strikes with all his might; you'd
thlink lie was going to cut you in two. He
does this to curry favor of the officers, and
every luanu onl board hates hil. He never
dares to go on shore with any of the crew.
If lie shoull go ashore, atnd the boys
caught him away from the ship, he'd stand
ilo tlore slhow than a eat in a rat-pit with
The time passed tlo. I saw itiasny imleli
flogged, both with the cats and tile colt.
Those who were Ilogged with the cats told
me that after a few blows had becil given
the back felt as if melted lead was poured
iupon it; and yet they said they preferred
the cats to the colt. The latter is a single
rope about as thick as a man's , finger.
Genlerally no more than six blows were
given with the colt, the victim being com
pelled to take off his jacket only. The cats
have nine strings, which do no miore than
take off the skil and leave the back raw
and bloody; but the colt is said to bruise
as well as cut the flesh. Experienced
hands would, whenl possible, putI on a back
er. Hearing their names called by a boat
swain's mate, and expecting to be flogged
with the colt, they wotthl hastily get aI
frieind to shove several tlhicknes.es of cloth
-under their shirts. The backerledeadened
the blows and rendered the punisitmlent
One day I rentt oil the berth-deck to get
[solmethilng out of my b;g. The place was
solitary; except the sergeant-at-:inis sit
tile other end of the ship, there seemed to
be nolbxly on the berth-deck but myself.
While L was leisurely overhauling my bag,
I heard a strange, smothered sotlunl, as of
some one in distress, and this sound wnais
followed by the shrill cry of murder!
which rang through the frigate and start
led every ole on the gun-deck. I turned
hastily, and saw two men-both of them
noted pugilists-beatinlg Big ])obbins in
the most furious manner.
These two then had seen the giantde
scend from the gun-deck to thl berth-dleck;
they had quietly slippad ddowi ;after him,
seized his jacket by the collar, drawn it ov
er his head and face, anmd had then given it
to tin, right and lelt, with their fists.
As soon as Dobbhins yelled ninrderhalf
a-ozelln midshipmen came ruinninlg to the
sescue, while the two assailants dlarted up
tih Gidder to the gu.t-dtlik; but they iwSei I
i.;i uick enough to escape recognition~by
tile foremost miidsllipunen. Their ntamels
were imtniedhately called by a boatswait's
wriste, and they were consignied to thei
br·i to awfuL riaitrl by court martial the
5i: superior officer is called mutiy in --the
These two men were tried andsentenced
to receive one hundred lashes each, on the
bare back, with the cat-o'-nuile-tails.
As for Big Dobbins, both his eyes were
een i blacked, and his face was swelled to twice
Sits usual size.
ft The two culprits bore their punishment
fr- without flinching or complaining; and,
or two clays afterward, Big Dobbins, on go
svt ing to his chest, found it full of coal tar.
All his clothes were, completely ruined.
- No one knew who committed this dastard
n ly act, but everyone could guess. Poor
he Dobbins sat down by his open chest sur
veying the ruin of all his little property,
the picture of despair.
lie From that hour Big Dobbins never smil
ed. Indeed, he was not a snmiling man.
One would almost as soon have expected
lie the features of the stone image in front of
St. Paul'sto'rof.qinto a smileas thatdole
ful cotunteininee which surmounted the
g shoulders of Big Dobbins.
no a few days Dobbins was missed. , No
one cohld tell what had become of Dobbina.
id Had he deserted? "Yes," was the gener
al answer. Finring himself persecuted
by the crew, and Iated alike by the crew
and officers, it was thought that he had left
t us all in disgust.
Another boatswain's mate took his place
on the gun-deck, but Dobbins had left a
i great hole in the air which his successor a
but partially filled.
But a few days passed when somieof ufs
were out in the launch getting up a cage, a
At a little distance fromn us we perceived Il
there was somethinig on the surface of the r0
water, which attracted the notice of the a
hiirds, who kept diving down, rising inll
the air, and then alighting again, till quite
_ a swarm of them had gathered there. The cl
men took little notice of it: but, when we et
had llnished our work, the midshipman in
comilnant d of the boat gave orders to head tl
for the place where the birds were flock- ht
ing in such great numbers. to
As we approached the spot the birds rose hi
from the water, giving us a clear view of sli
tihe object which was floating on the stir- A
face. It was the blue, swollen corpse of lt
Big Dobbins. ti
The body was taken on board the frigate ti
wrapped in the American flag, and depos- he
ited on the larboard side of the gun-deck, ye
where, when living, the deceasedhadbeen (o
accustomed to pursue his daily walk.
No one went to view the remains. There W
was no Marc Antony to mourn the death
of this Ca<slr. He was soon buried on the
island of San Lorenzo, at the mouth of the
harbor of (allao, where more than a dozen ph
of our crew were already sleeping in their in
sandy graves. is
Whether Dobbins commnitted suicide or hi"
fell overboard accidently will never be tre
known. Some of the crew whispered their I
suspicion that he had been gagged during ed
the night and thrown overboard. At aay
.rate, it is very strange that the sentinel on er.
duty at the gangway never perceived his
plunge into the water. Perhaps he didb
perceive it, and kept his own counsel, for sOo
Big Dobbins had no friends on board that ato
A Southern War story.
In 1853 four gentlemeu entered their
sons at a boarding school at Cokesbury,
South Carolina. They had been for years
intimate friends and clergymen in the
Methodist church. These boys remained
at school, room-mates and classmates, and
entered Woodford College standing rela
atively first, second, third, and fourth in a
large class. 'They remained at this insti
tution four years, were room-mates all the
tlne, graduating relatively first, second,
third, and fourth. They entered a law
office at Spartenburg and studied law un
der the same chancellor.
The war broke out and at the call for
troops they all entered Jenkins rifle reg
iment from South Carolina and were all
mess-mates in the same compl)any. Being
near the same height, they stood together
as comrades in battle in this regiment.
At the second battle of Manassas, August
1864, a shell from the enemy's battery
fell into the ranks of this company, killed
these four boys and none others in the
company. They were buried on the same
battle-ficld, and sleep together in the same
grave. 'Their n:amunes were Capers, Mc
Swain, Smith, and they were sons of
Bishop CaI-ers, the Rev. Drs. McSwain
and Smith, of South Carolina, and the
Rev. Mr. Duncan, of Virginia, the latter
being a brother of theRev. Mr. IDuncan,
of Randolph Macon College. The grave
is markedby a granite cross and enclosed
with aniron railing.-Colusabia Register.
A Gem Worth $16,000,000.
The Berlin Borsen-Zeitung says that
tihe Prussiancapital has long contained a
jewel of quite fabulous value, the news of
whose existence was first nmade known to
the generalu public by the reports of the
last session of the Polytechnic Society.
This noble stone is a sapphire, and is. the
Sproperty of one of the members of that
learned body. It weighs "12 1-8 loth"
ia little more than six ounces. The jury
of the Polytechnic Society, on grounds
stated in full at their~discussion! , have set
tied its value at the frightful sum of sixty
four millions of marks, or three millions
two hundrett thousand pounds of English
money. It need hardly be said that such
a trclsure is not very likely to find a pur
chaser at such a price.
It is contended by someu, of the adept
that the atoiu is not perfiectly pure, so
that its price may, perhaps, be reduced;
but it can never be so far lowered as to
tempt the richest and most eccentric col
lector in the world to give anytling like
the sum which must be asked for it. In
the year 1872 a Berlin mineralogist offered
to go so far as 67,500 marks, b)ut in vain,
as the unique jewel had already been re
fused in 1860 to a German Prince who had
offered a far larger price, Its present
possessor has placed his treasure in State
custody for the sake of his heir, as the
Borsen-Zeitung says; though we imagine
that its future owner will not find it easy
to realize anything more solid than dis
tinction out of his very exceptional piece
of property. All the experts who have
scrutinized the sapphire agree that it is a
genuine corundum. The "sappir" of the
books of Exodus and Ezekiel, like the
"aspphires" of Pliny, were probably our
A Family or M.utes.
T'here is a peetilifir!y afflicted family
named Brotherton living' in the township
of Assyria, northwest of this eity. The
family conisistedintuil jnstifail of the father
aged ninety-two years! thle mother, aged
eighty-three years; and three daughters,
between the ages of fifty and sixty-five
years. They are all entirely, deaf, and ca
only communicate by gestures, :which are
understood by none except themselves.
They have never been taught the deaf
mute signs. The youngest daunhter ean
talk a littl,,ashexcould hear. until she
was twelve years of age. Theiother died
last fall at the age of eight re The;
father is not only deaf, but blind. The old
csuple were married in i813, and had lived
toetbher sixty-$in years, endurling:i life of
povei ty aqd1ai. toU uTihe3 oy (ai i n cteacr
of lati~ . but are provided for by the neigh-.
!ors.--.ottle Creek L. tter.
there is a great rutsh: of people to Col
oradiii thIs spring, the urvials at~ Denver
value. The :mi~narllnee, I # leiet
the A- 1other's Sacrifice.
need The fire burned in the low grate, but the
I the little light it gave revealed all the grace of
Mrs. Wingfield's slight form in it's close
were fitting robes of black. To-night, for the
wice first time in her two years of widowhood,
she laid off the widow's cap, which had
nent for so long served to conceal the thick
and, auburn braids, so artistically coiled about
go- the small head. Perhaps for this same
tar. reason she had dismissed the butler, when
ned. he entered according to custom to light
ard- the lamps, or perhaps because the slow
'oor ticking of the clock upon the mantel re
sur- vealed to her'sufficiently the lapse of time
rty, without compelling her to distinguish the
hands upon the face of the dial drawing
nil- nearer and nearer the hour whose close
tan. approach dissipated the calmness she vain
ted ly strove to gain.
t of Eighteen years had passed since she
ale- and Arthur Mainwaring had met. They
the had been lovers in that far-off time, but
he was poor then, with no whisper in the
No air of the rich inheritance to which he
afterward fell heir, just too late for it to i
er- bring happiness to either. Not that they
ted cared for wealth, either of them, but then
there were older, wiser minds to judge for
left both, and so, each vowing eternal vows,
they were torn apart.
ee Six short months later she married Ed- t
't ward Wingfield. lie was, fortunately, not
or a man to look for love and sentiment in
his young wife-only wifely duty and a
obedience. In these she never failed him,
and after his death the world found proof of ,
ed his esteem in the fact that to his widow tl
he reverted all his fortune, untrammelled by
e a single reservation, .
n She had married very young. Sile was b
lte but thirty-five now. Would lie find her ft
te changed, she wondered-he for whose
, coming she waited here to-night ? b
Simultan:eously with the thought came
id the sound of carriage wheels and horses f
hoofs on the gravelled walk. She started j
to her feet, pressing both hands upon her
se fast-beating heart. Only that morning liah
oflshe had received the telegram announcing sl
Arthur Mainwaring's coming, and already w
he was here. She was glad, O, so glad, th
that the room was dark, when she heard ed
the quick, firm tread she had sometimes i
heard in her dreams during these long
years of dutiful living; so glad that he ed
could not see the quick blush, which put
her natronhood to shame, when the door la
was thrown hastily open, and three or he
It four swift strides brought ihim to her side. lte
0, how his voice thrill her-Half with pi
pleasure, half with pain !
r is tall form towered far above her, as in
in the olden times; but he held close in
his own firm, tender grasp her two little 1,,1
trembnhl'ng hands. ,yo
"Are you glad to see me?" lie question
She strove to answer, but her lips quiv
ered, and no words came.
"Barbarbara," he said then again, and lie .i
bowed his handsome head lower, "is it tooi
soon to speak?"
", Arthur," she ainswered. "can I yet inii
And then the bridge of years was swept tiot
away, and she sobbed out her happiness too
upon his heart. to
"Let me see you," lie said, at last. "I ch1
have not seen the face for which I have wh
I hungered all these years." tim
He struck a light, then turned and look- the
Sed at her. It
"My darling!" he said. "It is still my nit
beautiful Barbara. What have I done to wit
deserve this hour?"
"Maumma, where are you?" called out a.
fresh girlish voice at this instant. Pu
The-next ilolneln a younf-glrl o scarce net
.eventeen sutlumers sprang intto the roolll. en
'"This is nmy daughter, Arthur-miy only it n
child, Dora, let nme present you to one ofl
I your mother's oldest friends."
The gentleman indicated look from one nos
to the other-from the mother to the clb
dtlaughter-then back again. Now he say
could realize the lapse of time-now he or t
could appreciate the changes years had
wrought. It was as though he had brought dtsa
the past and present face to face, forcing thca
him to acknowledge the impossibility of the
nature's standing still. or
''lThe daughter was a fair counterpart of ten
the mother's beauty. As sihe looked niow, ty o
shyly extending to hiim hier lhand, as ift in k
deprecation of her unceremtonious entrance,e
so haId Barbara looked, vwhen extending sure
her hand in farewell, as though she would p
have said, "'I iam forced into itby a stroung- the
er waill1 than mine.' " nl
An uncomfortable sensation rose up in
his breast,-a dumb warring against the
inevitable--an unacknowledged desire to
retrace life's pathway and conquler time.
Meantime the young girl pouted the
full, red lips, as she thought her mother's
friend strangely absent; and when lie at
last forced himself into a few words of
grecting, they fell ulponl dull. unheeding
Then she had golne. The lovers were
alone again, but lie no longer opened wide
his arms, but instead drew a chair to her
side, that they night discuss more ration
"You must teach Dora to love you,"
she said to him next morning. "I want
first to reconcile her to my second marriage
before startling her with its probability.
Tell me-do you think her like me?"
"Your second self."
"Ah, I am so glad ! YoU" will love her,
then, for my sake ?"
To love, and to be loved! O'er easy
task set by frail woman in her blindness.
It must be Mr. Mainwaring who must be
Dora's companion in her daily ride; Mr.
Mainwaring who must teach her to mailn
age the cockle-boat-for which lie had
sent to town-in these first early spring
clays. The lovers were seldom alone now
Dora looked upon their guest as her
property. She had long ago laughingly
told him how unceremonious had been
his welcome to her, and he had woo.d and
won his absolution.
Sometimes Barbara sighed as she watch
ed them together, while she sat alone, but
she gave to the sigh no name, and thought
it a tribute t) the vanished years.
One day came her awakening. Dora
and Mr. Mainwaring had gone for their
afternoon ride, but it had extended beyond
its wont, and she had grown anxious and
gone out to meet them, striking into the
forest path which was their favorite way.
Half a mile from home she met Dora's
horse, riderless. Pale with terror, she
hastened on, when suddenly she stopped,
rooted to the spot. Almost at her feet
knelt the man her heart had loved always,
and in his arms he held Dora's uncon
'Myjip love! my life'!" lie said, each word
being borne distinctly to her ear; "speak
to me once-just once! O, Dora, are you
hurt? My darling, ny, darling, would
that might hiave givei uiy life for yours!'
Then he stooped and pressed his lips to
hers. A long, fluttering sigh escaped
"Arthur!!'. she whispered; "Arthur!"
'anmhehire, dear," he said.
And- then he laid her down out of his
arms, as thougfh, with returning life, he
remembered the duity h it. brought with it. I
The mother sprang forwar.
"Do ntot be alarmed,: Mr. aa n ring
said, gently, on seeing her. 'Hr horse
threw her. I think there is no serious
lo solious injury! KoNoe to Dorna but
Barbara knew that her wounl was past
~het, a fewhours later, they knew thatj
there ws notieed for arxiety on he ac
Sn n room to iaght he battle
He does not know his own ltea A
will forget'this'child, and she caiinot, live
ce of But even as she reasoned came the re
ose- membrance of the one word, "Arthur!"
the and the tone in which she had spoken it.
eod, "I will try her," she said, autidfor the
had flast time in her life came a feeling of
hick bitter resentment, even against her child.
bout They were sitting together in the libf'ary
mne as she entered.
'hen "Arthur," she said, "I think it is time
ight that we told Dora the truth."
low The man's face paled. She .could al.
re- most see him gird his soul for the conflict,
ime and crush out his heart behind his honor.
the Even Dora" looked up with a suspicion of
ing coming trouble.
lose "It is only this, dear," Barbara said,
gin- turning to her daughter; "has not Mr.
Mainwaiing told you that he was an en
hey Then she saw that the steel had struck
but home. The child answered nothing as she
the turned two wet, reproachful eyes to him,
he who dared not meet their gaze. Until this
to instant she had not known that she pos
iey sessed a heart. She learned it now to her
ten cruel cost.
for "I must congratulate Mr. Mainwaring,"
ws, she said, calling up all her woman's pride. I
to her aid, then hastened from the room
d- to hide the burst of tears
iot The two were left alone.
in "Does she suspect;di do ou think ?" she
nd asked, gloating over his torture.
n, "She must know," he answered. "I am t
of ready, Barbara, to fulfil my bond. Let 3
) there be no further delay." $
by 'Will you not, then, plead that I asked t
only the pound of flesh, without a drop of n
s blood, and that your life must pay the t
ir forfeit 1 demand ?" - ii
e "What can you mean?" lie asked, in a t
Ie ! "Only," she said, 'that l plead ny cause ti
es for yours. Release me, Arthur. I find ft
d I cannot marry von." a
er Five minutes ago site would have thought t
g hi erself incapable of the sacrifice; yet here / I
g she stood, quiet and calm, giving lio out- et
ly ward sign of the inward whirlpool; nor tc
, the torture that wrung her as shie watch- ti
.d el the weight lift from his soul at her
g "You no longer love ie?" lie question- ti
'e ed. in
it "I am growing old," with a mocking st'
ir laugh; and in his blindness lie accepted th
a her words as denial, and went forth con- w
Stent, little tIdrealmingll of the sacrifice the tit
otiher ad L made for er daughter's haisp- th
t pinesa. pl;
A little later he camhe to her, Dora blush- kn
iinrg radiant with happiless, by his side. Ii
"w'ill you give her to ne?" hlie asked. an
e "I loved her. Barbora, because shie was to
your secondti self!" iha
TERRIFIED BY A TELE. de
An Alexandria Coulrch Con- ar
gregation Receives a Fright.
Rev. L. H. Pearce, of the M. E. Churchl su
in this city, was absenkt from the pulpit bai
last Sundaiy, assisting at a church dedica
tion ihn Loidoin, and a stratnge minitster k
1 a telephone between his house and theg
church,it so that the members of his family wh
who might have to remain at home from but
time to time during the services could hear I bat
the preaching. ntta
The contrivance for collecting anid trans- l
bitting the sound was fixed on a pedestal te1
with a weighted foot sons tol hold it firmly. hot
It as placed oil the platform near the
pulpit. The wide, black mouth of the tel- n sho
cihann'e linoked like Ihe I n - d' -.- of.. o to
mense cannon ready to fire uldI the audi- goo
ence. The people who could see it watchled ihou
it with suspicion antd unasi . iiess.
Sverything moved nicely during the rkee
morning service, urntil the .preacher was 3my
closing Ills last prayer and was about to lng
say "amen," when, like a cl.p of thunder POt
or the roar of a canuon, the mysterious ob- i
ject on0 the pullit seemed to "go of' and tile
disappeared. The efcect on the audience bae
can not be ilmaginedl. Wats it the sound of not
the last trunmpet? iHad Gabriel spoken? tion
or had some evil sonirit used tile arrange- deci
ment on the platforlt to disturb the sacti
ty of ithe holy place ? tis
'lex coligregationl stlrtel frouom their the
praying, and in his fright, withott s oinlg h
the usuatl 'snen, tullned to look with dris- n Uh
i tended eys t the ruins of the telepphone. I'yin
The orognit, however, took inl the situa- first
tion froum the sinrger's gallerv andr began I
"Old Hundred" with all the power of the s o
org.all, 'tid thb congregation, seeillg every'- Ipec
body "n s sfte,:t h linot kprowing what else
to do, joilled in silgling the doxologv.
01c txtamlnttio it d was fotlilf thhlt the It
line had been tdriwl so igeht that one of tlhe
the supporter' broke, arnd the lilne droppilg hat
wais caught by a passing buggy', which j fetel
brought downl the apparatus it the pulpit gagIe
s1'itih al awful crash :ts above described. It lowi
is said that the preaciter has not yet said prol
"t"almlelt" to the closinlg lpray'er of thlatI ser-- mali
vice, and it is doubtful if hie ever will.- woo
Ailexrandrie (azettc thie
Kent n Announces Hisi Miar.
The following characteristic letter from I
Senator Benton to his friend, the late
Judge Robert Wash, mentions an interest
ing event in the life of the Missouri states
iman. It is printed from the original
which has been preserved b)y the family of
Judge Wash. The letter is written on
common letter paper. sealed and folded in
the old style and franked. The letter, as
shown from the postmarks, was over thir
ty days in coming through from Virginia
to St. Louis.
"LEtXIN 0uroN, VA., March llth, 1821.
"M'y ])EAn Sii: I owe it to the inter
est you hiave taken in a great affair of mine
Ito let you know the purpose, of it. Ido
this with pleasure and pride, because what
I have to say will be both agreeable for me
to tell and for my friends to hear. It is no
less than that long before the drowsy and
heedless post-boy shall transport to you
this scrawl, that is to say, in six days from
this 14th day of March, which will be
Tuesday, the 20th day of this same March,
(if there is any truth in the almanacs of
the ancient dominion) your friend Bene
dict will cease to belong to the order of
bachelors. Time. which puts an end to
everything, has now put an end to my
endless courtship, and in the month of May
I shall hope for the happiness of imparting
a part of my happiness to all my fijends in
St. Louis, both .mile aind femaile, by pre
senting to them one who is everything ol
me, and I hope will be something to tliem_
In the meanwhile, I make,constitute, and
appoint you -:in conjunction with my well
tried and trusty friend, Jeiremiah Conner,
Esq., to spread this ,joyful mintelligeiei
when antd where it °hallh behove me to
make it knownu. Tihnie
fTIOMAbs II. BsiYoI .
``OBaRT W&Saen Esq, St. Louis, Mo."
-St. Louis emublcas.
A welt known parson, who resigned the
hanter annd tongs for the pulpit, was
priai'ing lately from. the text, "'n "mny
Father's house are many ansions." Il.
order to explain to is hearers th ext
meaningof the' original, he at ml that
mansions" shouild rather be translated
for Episcopalians, Presbytean, RomaI
ser, and no doubt the Baps 5 ifit -
A househit all themodern impuoms n
BY AN OLD MAIU)DO 11 WOiRLD.
rl'! My dears, love is like law; its a deal
it. easier to get into it than to get out again.
the There re thousaids of =ways forthe- for
; of mer:,but as for the latter, it can't be done
raly Take my advice, my dears-never be
lieve a man before marriage, and never
;inie trust him afterward.
If men, my dears, were like.seer
al- :vaita, to pay for everithing they broke,
lict, they wouldn't be so fond of hreaking theii
hor. hearts for every prettygirl they saw. The
of fortune of a Ro etlhi djeould.d.t utand, my
dears, such a ruinous amount of breaka
aid ges. Why, I lrave known a ,an's heart
!fr to break as often as ai l A leneici bank,
en- and yet he would open the next day with
the same brass1lahe on hi ifacejuti , h;ich
Lick you could plainly, d~i Assv.c x,; and
she his "heart would go on issuing the same
in, amount of false notes as before. Besides,
his dwiatbecomes of all their broken hearts, I
os- should like to know? Where do they all
her go to? Along with the old moons, I sup
pose; or they may be keeping company,
ý, there's ' no' knowing where, with all the
ide pins that ire lost, each heart being stuck
ni through with a pin, like the curious insects
in a muiseim.
Thei is no need to tell you, I am sure
he my dears,' about choosing a lusband. A
woman's instinct glenerally guides her in
sm those little'matters. Bu lfllis I xwiit tell
,et you, that husbands differ ia- much as
geese; but the softest, mind, is not always
ed the worst. The softer your husband the
of more pliable you will find him; and all
he the easier f6i" you to twist him round your
little finger. If iiti~i ds truiiiste"d nioic' to
t their wives and less to thenmselves, there
would be more happy mrnrriages; but un- ib
se til they learn what is due our sex and are f
id fully prepared to pay it, that happy bal- a
ance will noi exist in ah.soseh blid hielr.to
it the husband should he the source of as fi
me much joy as a large balance is at his bank- tl
t- ers; bu6ltf present the w'ife is iot allowed b
r tohave any interest in the one, or to par
p- ticipate in the other:
>r I will concludt pmy dears, wit gibi tin
you a few rules with regard to the selec- 7 c
r- tng of husbanLds in general; and..though,
my dears, fllave ilnver ventured upon the
g stormy seas of matrimony myself (here o
d the fair lecturer's voice trembled slightly or
with emotion), still I have watched..from i
e the haven of single blessedness mutny of
the squalls amlbreezes that have taken pr
place on it, and have derived no small 'n
- knowledge from the numerous shlipreckis las
I have witnessed in consequence of them,
and this knowledge I an only too willing te:
to impart to those who are anxious to ceai- Wi
bark for the United States. Im:
I shall confine my observations, imy
dears, to the small circle of my experience th
of men, such as I have studied them ye
around the tea-table. dy
If a man wipes his feet on the doormat dr
before coining into the room, you may be t
sure he will make a good domestic hus- nii
If a man puts his handkerchief on his th,
knees while taking his tea, you may be is,
sure that lie will be a prudent husband.
In the same way, always mistrust a man fra
who will not take the last piece of toast, fr
but who prefers waiting foir the next warm we
1 batch. It is not unlikely that he will
make a greedy, selfish husband, withl
whom you can enjoy no "brown" at din- a
ner, no crust at tea, no peace whatever at fan
The man, my dears, who wears over- pet
shoes, and is careful about venturing in- ver
to the nitrht nir nmot f.r amts ly mane - !
good invalid husband that. mostly stops at stn
home, and is easily comforted with slops Fri
The man who watches the kettle and spo
keeps it from boiling over, will not fail, hat
my dears, in his married state in exercis- it v
ing the same care in always keeping the I
pot boiling. a sl
The man who doesn't take tea, ill-treats and
the cat, takes snuff, and stands with his fill
back to the fire, is a brute whom I wouil rou
not advise yout to marry on any cousideraI litt]
tion, either for love or money, but most can
decidedly not for love. I
But the man who, when tea is over, is daju
discovered to have none, is sure to imake wai
the best hulsband. Such patience deserves last
I being rwxarded with the best of wivesand gi
the best of mothers-in-law. My dears, Iche
when you meet with such a uman, do your L Stal
utmost to imarry himu. In thie severest con
Winter he would not mind going to bed Mi
[Here the lectuirer concluded, and the
several young ladies ireturned to their res- aw
pective avocations.] ten
Four Iron-C'ads For Sale.
It awill be interesting to see how. nUii h
the four. iion-clads which the Admiraltvy
have detiided to sell out of the :serv:icei will
fetch. Peru, being at the present timeen
gaged in war, will presumably niot be al
lowed to become a purchaser, or she woull
probably nmake a high bid for. them; and
manned by a Peruviail crew, or perhaips it
would be Ire correct to say by~aw(re.wof
the officers and menll of the Peruvian navy,
even the weakest of the four vessels would
probably be founid still capable of rendtr
ing good service. Thlie ships !lo le sol nar
tfthe Researcll, Pallas, Favirite- andl Enter-.
prise, and with the exception of the last
named, they are all lrge as, anld lare all as
heavily armedt. u: the low tvill knowwniJ
Huascar; :The'liesearch,i 1,233 tons,; wias
launched in,1863, and cost withx her exilines
rather over £(5,000; the Favorite, 2,093
tonl, was launiche ill 1864 and cost. with
her mnachtillhr, £1S I3,000 the Pallas,!
2,372 tons, was llaunclied 4 1865, anid cost
£200,000. Two of the ships, the Pallasi
and iResearch, were iii commission last
year, having only paid: off in July last;
the former having served for seven and the
latter for eight years in the Meditterranean.
The other two ironl-clads, sthle Enterprise.
and the Favorite, have lonhg Jbeein con
demined as unfit for sea-service. All four
vessels are built of wood, and are armored.
:with four and a half inch plates, and are
constructed on the box battery system.
Pall Mall Gazrtte.
The EhFectm of Opium.
Opium, in.those who areii cmapable of
stimulation by it, gives rise to$a plastira
ble state of feeling, something like that
produced by wine in not excessive doses;
but -the excitemient derived fromi it in
steadof tenling to.some lighes.t point, re
mains staticiatyfor soliei hoiiur, ;iild ini
place of the slight incoherene off thought
alwtay present in Ibose wlho are .exhilar
ated with wine, the most perfect harmony
is established.among all the an. epttioans.
There is an ex'trordinary ifhi.i ~ iiit
of the piure intert, and not merely to
the powerrr of ipfezssion. i'lTe opium
eater seems: tthle lhi! ah2t 'i. f hifI- t
-opened, to haviaf ea i ai r insightinto
tiings that to mere mortals are inexplica
ble. The most remate parts of conscious-,
ness come into full light;`the fliner shades
of personality, those that had been un
knw, even to the opium-eater himself,
are brought into view and become dis
tinet;l the smallest details of things around
take a new signifeanee, and are seen to
vastly important; their analogies, with all
hei.;phenomena of nature are revealed.
[If is twesame with the moral as with the
intelles ual being; that alsJ tba6o is indlf
Inately exalted. An abmsolute balance of
the faculties seems to have been attained.
The whole man is what iit his aituralstates
n tend to beh; he has realized the
p ecton of which heeis able
o self now remains; his lower
the u 1 re d contention iirithe
FOR TrE LAHIIEs.
Items of Intereit .Which :Mort
- Co.cerns the Fair Sex.
ain; 'Ruffles of silk are narrow and douible.
for- Kerosene will remove stains from furni
The new gold-wrought gauze is called
wver Spiked tassels are much newer tlhal silk
ke, To clean a house of vermin use a little
leir green paint in powder.
Ihe Spanish skirts measure two and half
my yards around the bottom.
ka- - Jet aprons are a dainty and light. (?)
tart decoration for grenadiiias.
nk, Fashionable buttons are round, witx a
ith flat surface or else cup shaped.
Long buttons have rapidly faded into
nd the tlings that were, but are not.
sCoarse Swiss scoop bonnets of large
size willbe used for country wear:
all Satin was originally imported from
)p- China. It is woven bottom side up. t
Ay, A cup of cold water put in the oven will I
lhe prevent bread or cake from burning.
ck Beads are so universally used for deco
ets ration that other garnitures are few and
ire The gilt laces that imitate S`ordioi' and
A Mechlin patterns are very fine threads,
and exclusively used for bonnets. i
,s:- Parisiennes wear turbans farther back
than we do,. but they reverse this order
e in 'bonnets, and wear them over the ftie.
I :Tihe heliotrope colors that promnise to '
ir lit hosen byrcfined tastes are now brought
to out in Indian muslin for honnet trinninigs. ti
re Maiiy young ladies cling to pleated a
i- blousei waists with a teliyityv that bids
re fair to bring that flshion back into life o
1- and animation. s/
to Conde Crlusts is only a fancy name for o '
Is fried br ead, which must lie cut into squares i
c- the size of dice, and delicately fried in !of
d ibutter., P
r. n some of the new dresses a plaiting !
six inches deep, aand of the sacnle mate.rial ti
e as the ircss, lies aroundi the neck like a ti
cardinal's collar. . : t
I That long-legged yet short-legged fr,.ak p
of'-nature, the kangaroo, is the latest tile lit
ornament. It.will soon hop out of tf..lion, in
f The gayest Roman ribbhons and mo0t1 m
pronounced silks are used for th' low- at
necked round waists chocsen for youn!gi tlh
ladies' evening driesses. ou
Calico diesses are made after the Wat- die
teau design, and trimmed -elaborately sio
with lace. Parasols and fans are made to ed
match, also trimmed with much lace. dSo
Laces in Turkey red colors are new: itu
they offer a suggestion to ladies possessing lip
yellow cashmnere laces, fr" they can bei wi
dyed very prettily for cotton or foulard po
Cotton dresses are consideredl just as sli
nice as the foulard, and will be worn by th
many who will hate to most awfully, but . w
they are fashionable, and where fashion ea'
is, pride is not. eed
Many ladies will, for reasons we re- an
frain from speaking of, rejoice that some St.
one who knows says that they all are tlln
wearing black velvet ribbons around the i
throat "e fifteen years ago. Ithe
Tissue paper mats is the latest, bit of triv
fancy work. A round piece of tissue sai
paper is bordered by tissue paper sweet dea
peas without stems. They may be made stal
very easily over a knitting needle. wa
A frM t nl hmeth l € r -d w ....... . , , o - . "
straw hat is to mix a tablespoonfiul of
French shoe polish in a cup with two eral
spoonfuls of good vinegar. Sponge the live
hat carefully and evenly. When it is dry
it will be black, glossy and stiff. iget
it is funny to see the young ladies who see,
a short period past were slim and delicate cor
and quite positive they never could wear a the
fuill skirt, now rejoicing in one three yards pro(
i round, and not gored at aill that. Ah! thei
little girlies, one never knows what one ito 4
can do till one tries. Do they ?
The dowry of Mrs. C'has. H. Norris, is c
daughter of Hon. Daniel Wells, of Mil- ima
waukee, Wisconsini , wlho was mnarried wox
last week, is probably the largest ever stox
givec in tihe West, iandtl consistedl of a an
check for $100,000, $240,000 in UnitedLwt
States bonds andl $150,000.in stocks in iron ithet
companiesc and mines in the peninsula ofj the
Michigan, making a grand total of $500,- ral.
A little five-year-old fiiend, who was
always allowed to ieooe ithe prettiest kit
ten for his pet and playmate, before the
other nurslings were drowvned, 'as taken
to his mother's sick room the other morn-'
ing to see the tiny new twin babes. IHee
looked reflectively from one to the other
for a idinnue or two then poking his chub
b fingeri iiito the cheek of the plumipe..t
baby, he said ilecidedly".: "Save this one."
iManyv persons are oft troubled as o
whether "humble" is "umble" or ."hum
ble." Charles Dickens fixes this in the
mhind of many by the words :put :in the
mouth of Uri:th Ieep, "I ant well aware
that I am the inmbleiLt person going.
My mother js likewise a very iumbe per
son. 'We live in a humble abode."
Any one reading this and" reflecting, will
surely aipirate the h in humble.
, A notably fashionable firm of New York!
City has imported a large unimber of bra
lets .made and worn by Venezuele Indians,
and intend to make the ladies wear thliem.
They are coin osed of monkeys' and boars'
teeth, and joined with European beads.
It would seem as if the fair wearers would
be haunted by a chattering toothless ap
parition, rendered restless by the knowl
edge of the frivolous use of its lost molars
Mdrs. Cornwallis West, a eeleblratd Eing
lish\beauty, is a bright merry little woman,
full of fun, ready at repartee and particiu
larly partial to practical joking. Iler coin
plextion is dazzling. She has the tradit
ional Irish eyes, and an exquisite figure.
She and Mrs. Langtry are basking in the
sunshine, of the satisfaction of knowing
they are best the lphotographed wometu iun
all -reat Britain.
A handkerchief 'tress just exhibited
shows a curious individuality on the part
of the modiste-if so she may be called
who ~shaped it. It is a navy-blue polka
dot, With light blue border. Here and
there through the dress may be-cen bits
fi bordr There is a hbis tbkd across the
bottom of the drape~ry; this is citi eviient
ly frofir whit was left-'
".e1 a cnnuubial.imanuagemente of Anmeri-'
canmother- s said -t ibesm srei skilifld t't n
lhat' of Ithb practiced dames of the Old
World. The following story tends to
tengthee thiton.s:et - : it "ir."Itdia.i.li.er
had sailed from NewvYork with a party of
friends, made the granri .tour of the Con-.
tinent, and finally settled down' in Paris
for a few - months of vest and recreation.
In-that gay dpit. i she had msany suitors,
twit of w.l.lil were corpicuously eligible.
tihey 'wre. o w:-i it : mathed in every
particula thati at length the young
lady, feeling that she could be Ihappy
with either, were 'tother away, wrote to
her im nma that she was in thr frto u i di
lemma of the' mtale placed betweel two
eojiahly attractive btndales of foodiler.
Mamma cabled her instructions with
Caesarean promptness and Napoleonici
brevity: "tIsail to-morrow; hold both till
come." Sequei, Not tong thereafter
thna attende ;the wedding of her two!
American chapel she and daughters still
ld oth,'- e Orkous Pfirayns.
oleat What General Grant Thinks of
the Country and People.
le. 'There wais an interested circle of listen
lurni- ers albout General Grant the other night
while lie was giving some Gfets aboutlt
ailed Mexico; and a representative of the Inter
Oceen, who was present, availed himiselfof
silk- the opportunity to make notes of the con
versation, General Gral nt cheerfully con
senting thereto. The talk was entirely in
lttle formal, the General frequcently being
interrupted by questions, but many facts I
half! were revealed which will prove interest
ing to the public.
(?l "There are nine millions of people in
Mexico," said General Grant, "and .evein
m a mnillions of them are industrious, frugal,
and willing to work for even a pittance, if
into afforded the opportunity."
n "What opportunity do they need ?" in
terpsed a liptener.
trge "Well, what they first require is com
municaition with the outside world. ""y
iorn ought to build railroads from the front.r
to the interior of the country, and thus af
will ford a mea:ns of transporting their products
cheaply and quickly to a market. Vera
rco Cruz has a railroad going up to Orizaba,
and i Mexico, via Cordova and Orizaba, other
I wise they could not get a market for any- t
1i thing they produce. Everybody was for
ids merly idle. Now they are raising sugar,
tobacco, and coffee, and extending thei
waising of these proxlucts all the time. a
ck lThen, there is a branclh road froim near
der Vera Cruz that rnts to Jalapa. So theye
ce. have 0 or 50 miles across there where they I
to aire prolucing these products, andl it is
it matking a conservative, well-to-do popula
.sa tion. iTihey are making coffee for 6 cents *
led a pound cost to the purchaser." h
ids "Mexico will soon have a new railroad al
life! outlet onil this side, I Sulilose-thle Atchi- I
son, Topeka & Santa Fe ?: saidl onef the
for I gentlemen. tl
es "Yes, and it will go through to the City i C
in of Mexico. as well as have a line over the tl
Pacific. It will bIe a wonderful thing for
nMexico. Now,they the ve'-a party there at
•ig that is very much opplosed to any connec-'t ji
ia tion with the United States, oi the ground C,
that they are are aaid of us-afraid that we
i will want to thke territory. They have ell
people amoung thle, you know, who are a t
little anxious to set up a separate Govern- t
' ment in the North, witi a view of tlurningll
it over to the United States, and, ofcourse, 1 al
.t, making somethlinll out of it, and they are
afraid of tlhenl. I toil these people that pa
g they need hitve ao alarmn whatever about
our wanting any of their territory. We
t- didn't. I.told them that their apprehen- ye
Ly sions were, at one time, very well ground- lar
bo ed, because the time was when we wanted, of
Southern territory; that wei had the insti
. tution of slavery in our country, which was thi
g limited to one section of country, and
we hich was always jealous of the political El
d power of the North, and always soughtl
imore territory in which it could extendl ex
" slavery; so as to give political influence in Ni
the Government. Pr
it As long as that institultionl existed there
was a strong party here that wasdetermin- off
ed to keep possession of the Government, de
and was always trying to get more slave ml
;States. But now, I reminded them, the
institution of slavery was at Ian elnd, and
e thie very people who warnled the territoryv
then woukl inot ilhave it now: andl I bellieve
I represented the sentiments of utilV con-ll
try-men-niie-tenths of them-when I
e said that we would not accept itt; that our
desire was to see them like ourselves-a bri
e stable, prosperous Goverrnment; that we eye
wanted to see them rival ius, as ft-r as they sli°
f "How habout the Mexican laborers, Gen- ties
i eral, those who do do not wo-k ? low do they net
live "' aga
"Well, the working classes, if they can ea
get 25 cents a day, are in clover. You A
> see, their familes will raise ii little patch of spel
-'corn, and they will live alhnost eintirely on who
the tortilla, which they make from the corn to a
product. They have laborers there where exc
they are gratlding the railroads that get 25 j
to 40 cents a day in silver. pro
"Their famuilies will make tortilla, which cla
is cookedt by their 'ives at homne. It is can
mnade of corn so:iked in lye, and then it is I
worked down into a paste betweer two i
stonies vely thin. They niake cakes ofit, trei
andt eight or ten porlnds of corn in this ver
'way will keep a man a week. They raise Fe
that; the luxuries they do not Ihave. When did
they work aroundil the house they will
raise a fewv tomatoes arnd a few chickens I
and beans. But thlese they Ihave only as mci
"Do they drink iny liquriors of any Wab
kind ?'- "bud
"After you get rip to an elevation of "I
6,500 tect, t ey make and drink 'pulka,' whi
produced fromr the mnegna pl mnt. They ther
drink an :renormours sight ofit. Itis he:lthv ous
-nd aibout tie color of milk, and if you are isoL
a little accustonmed to it, it is quite palata- A
ible iand ,ery rcefresiniig. Youl ciin bluy it heu
ifor about 2 cents a gillon. They are a pict
Svery tenilierate eating anrd drinking class. ed.'
i There is an enormnous amount of this pirep- We
aratiort drank, betause everybody drinks ing
it. It is very- profitable to raise at 2 cents A
a g-dlon. It is iriuch like the cocoanut his l
miilk, except in drinking you can feel a deal
very slight sense of exhilaration."-Chi- doi
cao Inlter-Ocean. 0 oh
The Russian Floating Prison,
On April 14th, the steamer Nijny-Nov.
, gorod, loaded with prisoners and provis.
ions, left Odessa for the island of Sagha.
lien. On the steamer were four hundret
male prisoners, eight female prisoners
I twenty-seven women accompanying theim
condemned husbands, two men accom
- panying their condemned wives, and six
s ty-four children. The Archbishop per.
formed the solemn thanksgiving service
and prayer was offered for the long life o;
the reigning family and of those sailing
a way. The Archbishop addressed the
women, blessed them, and besprinkled
them with holy water; then the male prisx
oners were brought up and received it
turn their word of encouragement and
hope. Many of the prisoners wept.
'lhe male prisoners are placed in four
departments, one hundred in .each, and
the women in two rooms. There are twe
[hospitals for males and females, a drug
store and a chapel. There-are tawo ser
j geons, oile priest, four officers of the in
terior, and a gentleman and his wit~e to
look after the oinduct of the prisoners., it
ii said that the prisoners will receive the
amne fioo as the crew, to-wit: Tea at
breakfast, soup :ind meat at dinner, and
gruel at supper. All the prisoners are in
chains, but when 'well out at sea they will
be unchained-at least those of them who
behave well. The children, and the per
t onis going volintarially to the ,island en
joy full freedom. .
i- The cargi of t.he steamer amounts, to
S2,0.4jixsods or 2;,W0,.00, 50,000 poods of
grain and thie rest of old iron.-rails to be
used ini the construction of the horse rail
Broad ot Sighaliei, from the port. to the
principalprison in thie centri part: of the
island.. Fifyfour soldiers perform guard
Lastye'ir the Nijny-Novgorod perform
ed th'e sate ourney ,il .ty -two days.
Though it wi as agreat sucieeesa as regards
.the helth of the prisoners, still it is found
necessary now to take one hundred fewer
than last year. The steamer is painted
white, asntd displ.ys the hoperial Russiana
war-1lag.-c t Petersburg 4olos.
The origin of the expression "You will
pe4vezmiss the water tsll the wl runa
dry" is notio n, butit is believed to have,
come from I tucky,where all the wells in
acountry wouldn't be missedas long as the
whiskeyl el0 out.
Well "posted"-The telegraph.
f The half-dime of 1802 is deemed a bar
, gain at $100.
Good nonsense is the hardestkind of logick
sten- to beat.--Billings.
ight When you (dot't know is oleonmagarine its
ibott beautiful ; when you do--O
'tter- Yellow ,saysthe New York Herald, is very
lf of -fashionable, especially in beer.
con- A lady recently lectured on " Burns,"
eon- but failed to tell what would cure 'em.
Being The alteration in old buildings in this
facts city results in a great deal ot "shop lifting."
rest- This legend appears on a wagon at the
South End: "J. Brown, smoked and pickled
e in flshdealer ."
lven The presence of the red spider in a hot
gal, house is said to be a'sure indication that the
e, if air is kept to dry.
The Oil City Derrick says that many a
in- young girl's life has been wrecked on the
waves of her handkerchief.
Ths Syracuse Herald faintly complains
j because there is no clatiseliu the game law
to prevent house-hunt:ng.
[cts Acording statistician of the N. Y. Mail.
era the profits -on a glass of soda-watter is
bla, is about five thousand per cent.
er- If a boy doesn't go to school and learn
ny- to read, he won't peruse dime novels and
for- develop an ambition to be a pirate.
tar, There are seven colored lawyers in Boston
the 'six of whom are in active practice. One is
e. a graduate of Harvarvard Law School.
ear False steps have been made often and
1ey everywhere, but false insteps are the work
ey of only a fashionable New 'Yrk shoemaker.
SThe best whistler in New York city is
ill I said to be a young lady. She can stop a
s horse-car four blocks off, and even the boys
ad wili lWhistle onil their fingers are nothing to
he 'The veterinary surgeons of Greece wres
tied witith the epizootic 4112 years before
lty- Christ, Truly there is nothing new under
he the sun.
or The nursery men are busy ourt of doors
re at this season, and so are the nursery maids,
ic- judging fiom the number of children on the
ul Conmmon. .
se At this period of the year recording angel
ye closes his book and goes otff on a vacation
a untill the last carpet has been whipped and
the last tack driven.
'g "John, how many times have I told you
eal ways to eat bread with your meat?" "Pa
te pa, how many timeno- have you told me never
a two things at . ta i i'?"
t Miss Mary 'Travis a lady one hundred
e years of age, was recently baptized in Eng
land, a fact without parallel in the history
!d of the English church.
SProf. Geto. Fisher says that every
i theologian should read as often as once a
d week the thlurteenth chapter of theFirat
i1 Epistle to the Corinthians.
it A fashionable divine who'preachestoan
ii exceedingly aristocratic congregation in
i New York, has been nicknamied "The
Prophet to the Geniteels."
'e Said his valet to a defeated candidate for
- office: "Since Monsieur has not the confi
dence of his electors, I cannot give him
e mine and give notice to leave at once."
The girl puzzle is -the latest. It consists in
putting an average girl itn front of the rib
boin counter of a dry-goods store, and hav
ing her find the particuinr shade sheisafler.
Charles Reade is M*6, and looks like a
middle-aged French gentleman. lie has a
bright face, a strong, vigorous glauceof the
eye, and wears it full heard. His head is
desire to write upon a subject which had
never been irritteli upon, and never would
again. "You have only to write your own
ealogy," said Piron.
A green bay tree may be a flourishing
f specimen of the vegetable kingdom ; btit
when it comes to a green bay horse attached
to a street car, the flourshing is not apt to
Miss Hi., who haschosen medicine as a
profession, to Professor, who has given the
class an ox's heart to dissect: "O, Professor,
an't.,we-have forks to handle it with?"
Professor--"' The ascent Vesuvius is ex
tremely dangerous, and it is necessary to
Svery carefiul. The mules gonp quite easily."
Fresh-main-"When you made the ascent,
did you go up easily?"
Every thing in nature indulges in amuse
ment. TIhe lightning plays, the wind'his
ties, the thunder rolls, the snow flies, the
Waves leap, and the fields smile. Even the
buds shoot and the rivers run.
'"Disorderly conduct," in the case of those
whose dress and social connections entitle
them to be called gentlemen, is euplibni
Onely styled "harmless vi-vacity"-and Ed
! sou dlidn'tinvent that, either.--N.Y.Mail
A painter to his maid-servant:- "Mal
heureuse, the porter has carried away my
picture to the salon. It wasn't yet finish
ed." "Monsieur may rest egy as to that.
We gave it afew little strokesbe;oresend
A country parson, jolly and witty, met
his neighbor, the doctor, and called him
dear brother. "Dear brother?" said the
doctor, in astonishment. "Why, of course
when we are called to a sick bed, don't we
both help the invalid to die?"
"No, l never mince matters," cried the
landlady, tossing her head. "For Heaven's
sake, mann," beseechingly asked the tim
id boarder, while his forkful of hash trem
bled like Mahomet's coflft in mid-air, "for
Heaven sake, what do you mince ?"
This is the time of year when the indus
trious young man gets up very early every
morning and take a walk, or read history,
or do something awfully commendable, and
then oversleeps himself, and islate to- bils
ness twenty-seven days in the month.
The Greenport Watchman asks, "Have
you a strawberry bed?" "No, sir; most
emphaticaly, we have not. Ours is made
of feathers. We can'tafford to lie on a bed
of strawberries when its impossible toglance
at them for less than seventy-five cents."
When trilps conme to a New Hampshire
Svwoman's house and ask for bread, she
doesn't yelt for the diog--he just
says; "Y e, just go to the trough and wash
yourselves, and then I'll give you sonie din
ner." Adtlmhen they ttot off as fast. as their
legs can carry tihem.
A gentleman told one of his friends that
for an etenuity his wife had denied to be
more than twnity-nitne years ofage. "My
wife i more ri: easonable," said the friend;
"1 have atlast persusaded her nbe thirty
two, but I have never been able to coax her
along a'. further."
A P1olite scoundrel is brought up before
thepollice court. Just as the presiding
magistrate is alut to betgin his qnestion!ing
the prisoner says, aftably, to the policee
man, "Wearshaisyears well, thejudgedoes!
Doesen't look a day ohler than he did when
wve mwere first introduced to eacsl other, ten
rears ago.-" :
RBoaet lamgb and green peqa usedtl tobe the
standatld; istiir frFourth ofJuly, and a din
uer of that kindr was thought to be rather
•lixurious t'i enty years ago oi, -count of
the earlini ofthe viands. W ats discount
that by aboit tswo nmoith Fow, which
siow hoi tbhe country has progressed sine,
some of us were boys.
The Philaoelphia Tihss remarks that
altogether too miuch good adbviue: is la-i
shedongirls, but it forgets thiathuman
natlre lindolent, and thatlit is easier to
adise a gir than to let it alone, and that
even when the girl is fity years
has half-a4-dozen agrown upons
ters it i still easy.