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fader the Linden*.
Do you forget the linden tree*.
Upon th.t Inline nißlit in June,
Where all waa afloat save the breeite,
No witness bat the half-veil'd moon,
When, flinging off all vain disguise.
t east before your feet.
And strew to read i> your deep eyes,
Hyoxi could lota ate, sweet 1
Tour soft hands preas'd my own again,
And all my cruel woes asem'd embsl,
As by some unoe% fain chain
1 frit that our two Urea ware blended ;
1 never aha" foi gut the eharma
1 found in every thrilling Wine,
Whan, nestling, trembling in my arms.
You vow'd to be my own.
Yon vow'd to be my own Aw life.
Ana on those lovuig words 1 fed:
Rut broken vows bring baartaore strife
•Till love itself Is almost dead;
Yet lo UKWO liudeu trees 1 fly.
In spite of winds and stormy weather.
And wish that I had ehanoed to die,
E'er wv oatne here together.
Darting! with the great brown eyes.
Briraniing foil of uweet aurptne ,
FVeeey floe* of spun-guld hair,
Drifong over temples fair.
The golden Summer seems to mo
Pulk-r of grace for knowing thee.
Where the solemn mountains stand,
We enrobed together, hand in hand.
And tho Summer Sunday smiled
On the old ami little child;
(hie l>owed low by wearv strife
t>f a long and wasted libs
And the other fresh and fior
Ami pure aa this delirious air.
Rippling laughter, soft ami lew.
Rise* (him the porch below,
Where flair hrnnette and lovely blomle
Have drawn a eh armed cireto fond
Of friends aud lovers to their feet.
By winnuig smiles and voices swort.
Many an aching heart may know
Sorrow and fovc together go
Rnt our love, my baby friend !
Knows no sting W dreary end,
IVrfool trust sn true low lies
Mirrored in your lovely eyes.
Nothing in this wondrous view
fan compare, my pet! with vou;
tlraeefol ferns bend low to brush
Ytwar ewnniug oat of bright Blue plush ;
Wide-eyed daisies envious stare
At the ones that kiss your hair.
Nodding from the graceful brun
Of the saucy hat they trim.
One of the pkaaantest journeys I ever
took was made a short time lock, in rom
pny with a total stranger, but who proved
to be the most chatty, roost conituunioa
ttve penwMi 1 ever met with, although his
rode of morals was undoubtedly rather
lax. We got in at the London terminus,
and as be almost at once asked me where I
vras going, we found we w ere each houud
to the satue large city. 1 fancied he had
bmu dining rather generously, frotu hi*
fare, which was a little flushed ; be liad
plenty of excellent cigars and tvas very
literal with them; and ere we had ndden
half-a-dozen miles, he produced a pack of
csnto, ami asked me to play. 1 declined ;
and he said with a smile: 44 Afraid of
srmogvrs with cards ? Well, you are quite
right: but we shall do no harm to each
1 hastened to assure hitn that I was
umler no suspictcn as regarded himself, but
that I did not care for cards.
" There von are to blame," he returned ;
" you should alw ays susneet strangers who
want you to play at canto. Why should a
man firry a pack with him, if he doM not
intend to" profit by their use 7 Take uiy
advice ami always be on your guard."
44 But then." I said with a smile, "bv
your own rule you would lead me to sus
pect you."
u A ou wouldn't be far wrong, if you did,"
he replied, with a very meaning nod; '• 1
only wished to plar for a cup of coffee at
the refreshment station; but I have plaved
in railway carriages for very different stake*
—and won them. However, lam all right
to-night, and don't want to win anybody's
money. I cleared eight hundred over the
Legrr, and that will last me some time."
I congratulated him on hk good fortune,
and said i wished 1 had been as lucky.
" If it shouldn't do you more good than
it will me. you needn't mind," be returned;
" light come, light go ; but still it is better
to have a few hundreds in your pocket, than
to be without a penny to pay your fare, a*
1 have been on this very railway."
44 Indeed"' I ejaculated, as he made a j
pause here ; "that must have been awk
" Awkward! I believe you," he raid.
"But there! a man with his bead screwed
on the right way. need never be at a low.
in a rich country like this. I hadn't a
penny—at any rate, I hadn't a tenth part
of the required fare—with me; I was
bound to keep an engagement, a long way
down the line, and I bad not a friend who
wo-ild lend me sixpence; and here I found
myself, owe evening a quarter of an hour
before the train started. Something like a
fix. eh ? What shonld vou have done 7"
44 Well," I replied. u l' hardly know. If
I bad a watch "
" But I hadn't," he interrupted, 44 nor
anything else that would fetch two pound
seven, the price of a ticket. A first-class
ticket, of coarse 1 mean; I had made up
my mind to ride first-class; I like it best,
and, under the circumstance*, it wa* just
a* feasible a* any other."
44 Then, perhaps. I should have gooe t
the station-master or sxperintendtnt," I
said, "and told him all about it; and if
that wouldn't do. I must have stopped in
" Then it wouldn't have done, you may
swear," he replied, •'station-masters are
not so soft as that. Well, now, I'll tell
you all about it; and it may be of use to
vou to know, some day, what is possible to
be ilone in such a fix."
I nodded my thanks, aud he began.
1 need not tell TOO how I came to be so
placed—speculative men are often in such
a position; we always get out of it somr
how, however, and 1 did, this time. When
I arrived at the station, there was the
train, with the engine writing a little wav
off. blazing and hwing away ; some of the
pitKsengerx had taken their seat*, but uiost
of tfcctn were walking up and down or
having* parting glass with their friend* or
looking at the IK*A*talk How I envj-d
the shabbiest of them all' for he, whoever
he wasj had got his ticket, and I could not
get mine. If the train had gone right
through, I would hare taken mv seat, an ,|
chanced dropping out just before thev
stopped; but 1 knew they examined tickets
half-way, so that would not do. If the
journey had been by the same engine. I
would have lain at the back of the tender,
on the coke, as I did once to a place nearh
a hundred miles down the line; but I
knew they changed engines, so tbi, again,
wouldn't do. I saw oue person on the
platform whom I recognized, but aa he wa
a clergyman -a dean, in fact—who was
alwavs preaching against us racing-men,
and had once actually persuaded the town
people to put their races down, I knew he
was of no use. Yet I couldn't keep a wav
from him ; he had a aort of fascination for
me; I may call it a presentiment that he
was to get me out of mv hobble. Well,
the bustle increased; you know, of course'
bow brn-y the station get* just before an
exjpress starts. The engine came back and
was hooked on; the porter* ran about with
their barrows of luggage; the passengers
left the refreshment-rooms and bookstalls,
and clustered round the doors of the car
riages ; the dean got into a compartment
by himself, and I was walking up and
down in the darkest part of the platform,
and only five minutes left.
I paused for a moment before a little
room where I saw the guards go in and out
and wondered whether one of them would
let me ride with hint if I told him of a
thing I kDew—l really did know of it—for
the Cambridgeshire; when, all at once, a
splendid idea struck me. It was the veiy
thing! The door of the little room was
half open, so that I could see no one was
in there, and several coats and caps, be
longing to the guards, were hanging on the
walla. I glanced down the platform; every
railway official seemed up to bis eve ill
business—no one was looking that way. 1
popped into the room in an instant- had
put on a coat and cap, which fitted me
beautifully—and was out again in a few
seconds. There was no time for reflection,
nor did I need any; my mind was already
made up, so, pushing past the people with
the air of a regular guard, born and bred,
1 put my head into the carriage where the
dean sat, and said: " Tickets, if you
please." The old gentleman was reading
a book; pushed his spectacles a little
higher on his nose, and exclaiming: "Dear
me! 1 had quite forgotten," he handed out
his ticket, which I very coolly pocketed,
and was moving awav, wlien the old
gentleman said: "This is a new rule, to
ta':e tickets at starting, isn't it i"
FREI). KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor
•• Yi*. for." 1 answered touching my
cap; "only bcn in force this month,
i air."
"Oh," ho said. and began reading his
(took again.
At thi* instant tint boll for starting rang,
and tho guard* began to bawl out: " Any
more going on 7" but there was plentv of
time for me! If there wasn't a guard in
there, fooling among tho great cuat*. and
swearing horribly, as 1 could hear, at tuwr
of his matea, for moving hit fwrtieular roat
out of its nlace. I stood behind the long
double ladder they wheel around to clean
the lamps took off the |oor fellow's coat
and cap, ami hurried across the platfonn
a* though 1 had just come from the re
ffvahment room, The station-doors were
dosed, but a guard catching sight of me,
shouted: " Now. sir, this way, or you w ill
be too late P' He opened a carriage door,
ami pushed rue in, just as the engine
sounded its whistle, and the tug eaiue
which moved us on I was in the carriage
with the dean! There was nobody el*e
there, as I well knew, and I really felt
very unootnfortable. 1 didn't at a'l suppose
lie would re*\igiiize me, but yet there was
a sort of feeling which made me wish that
the guard had put tne anywhere else.
However, therv was no help for it now,and
I made up my mind to see at once if there
was any danger of recognition; so the first
time he put down his l-ook, although it
was only to cut some leaves, I ottered hiui
a neWsjwper. He declined it; but 1 had
obtained an opening, and I followed up my
otter with a few remarks alsmt the weather
and so forth—quite enough to let me see
that he did not at all remember my voice.
I couldn't sleep, but 1 pretended to do so;
and on we went, scarcely another word
having been spoken on either side, until
the tram slackened speed; and I kucw we
were uear the station where they examined
the tickets, and where, of course, the
murder would be out. When the carriage*
drew up alongside the ticket platform, and
I could hear the familiar cry of " All
tickets ready," I feigned to Is- reading tnv
paper very intently, although, in reality, 1
was watching and lis!cuing with all my
might. 1 saw the dean look up curiously
when he first heard the shouts; he listened,
too. with a nuzzled air, and took off his
spectacles and wiped them, as if that would
help hitn to understand it; however, I
have no doubt lie thought the notice did
not apply to hint, so he calmly put his
glasses ou again. At that moment a guard
—a regular one this tiiuo, 1 thought to my
self—looked in, and ofcourse said; -'Tickets,
if you please." 1 gave him mine, which ho
merely glanced at and returned, and then
1 screwed myself into a corner, as much
out of the light as I could uutuagc. The
old dargrman had. ot course. done nothing.
" Now, sir, if you please," Mid the guard.
'• Eh r returned the dean, Iwking
round, and pushing up his spectacles,
which seemed to lie a habit with him.
"Tickets, sir, tickets; look alive, if you
please, sir," answered the man.
* Tickets ! tickets !*' echoed the dean;
"mine is all right. I have given it up.'
" Not to uie, sir." sa d the guard ; u and
no one else has beeu near this carriage."
" Oh, but I gave it up lwfore we start
ed," explained the old gentleman ; •• it i* a
new rule—has only been in force thi*
U|s>u my word, I thought 1 should have
burst with laughter here, the dean explain
ed this so innocently.
*' New rule, sir !" said the guard. "No
such tiling. We cxatuiuc the tickets here,
and take them at TOUT journey's end."
u Now, I'opkins,'' shouted a superior of
some kimlhaven't you finis bed with
that carriage yet T
"Come sir, look shaq. with that tick
et," urged the guard.
"YVhatdovou mean T' demanded the
clergyman, who was clearly getting angry.
"What do you mean, sir) I have given
my ticket to one of your men, and I am
rather inclined to think it wa* yourself."
Popkins wa* now shouted at again very
angrily, and hi* answer brought two or
three ot hers round the carriage door.
• 4 Now, what's all tlii delay alsnit 7"
raid a man in a very swaggering tone,
I suppose he wa* in some authority there)
"what's all thi* about, Popkin* 7"
4 Why," raid the guard, "thi* party
hasn't got a ticket. He says he gave it up
at London; and. not satisfied with that,
rays he gave it up to me."
"Nay, nav; I am not certain al*>ut
that," said the old 'gentleman. •' 1 only
ray I gave it up to some guard, who told
me it wa* a new rule, ami he xva* much
such another man a* yourself."
• 4 Oh, that won't do." raid the chief offi
cer very harshly; 44 wc must have your
tickets, or your money, or e!c we shall
remove you fnun the carriage. We have
these game* tried on us very often."
" Do you, indeed 7" said the old gentle
man. * 4 Do you, indeed 7 There is my
caid, sir, and I shall leave you to take your
Well, when they saw who he wa*, they
naturally cooled down a bit, and grew
more civil; but by this time the other
passengers had got anxious, and were put
ting their head* out of all the windows,
and asking what was the matter.
4 * Perhaps this gentleman," rays the guard,
mcaningof course myself, " who must l ave
been in the carnage at the time, can tell
u* something about it. You didn't give
up your tickets, sir, because I have just
examined it."
" Uufortunatclv." said the dean, speak
ing before I could answer, 14 this gentle
man was not in the carriage ; he came in
ju*t as the train wa* ftarting, and after
the collection of tickets.'
The men looked at one another, and I
could gee they did not lielieve the story at
" [ am afraid, sir, you arc under a pre®*
mi-stake,'" said the chief one; "and we
shall IHS compelled to write to you for this
money, if you don't nay. We can't keep
the train here all nignt; so you must do as
you please, as, of course, we can hare our
remedy against you."
The old gentleman looked angrier than
ever, and, pulling out his purse, exclaimed:
"There, sir; there is your mouey; hut,
rely on it, you will hear from J essoin and
Jessoin, my solicitors, sir, on the matter,
It is an atrocious robbery!"
" You will have your ticket given you
at the next station,'' said the other. '• I
will not delay the train by going to my
office now; 1 will send word on by the
guard. Hut depend upon it, sir, you are
in error ; you are, indeed. AH right for
ward !"
" Error, sir! error!" exclaimed the
dean. "You shall see, sir; you shall see.
I don't care (or your ticket. You may
make mc pay again, if you please, when I
get to my destination. 1 believe this com
pany is capnhle of anvthing; hut I will
teach them a lessotir I'his gentleman shall
be my witness of the transaction. I will
take your card, sir." The men cleared
from the window, for the engine whistle
sounded, and off we went. "Oblige me
with your card, sir," continued the dean.
" I need hardly ask you if you ever saw so
nefarious a proceeding V
"Never, sir; absolutely scandalous!" 1
replied. " But do you think it will !>e
worth your while to take further notice of
it? It will involve you in a great deal of
"Trouble, sir! What do 1 care for
that ?" demanded the dean, indignantly.
•'lt is my duty to expose such conduct;
and I will do it. I will thank you for
your card, sir."
I felt it would be dangerous to refuse a
card ; so I expressed my sympathy with
him, and gave him the card of a foreign
gentleman of my acquaintance, which I
luckily had in my pocket. Then the old
gentleman seemed to be brooding over his
injury, and scarcely spoke another word.
When we came to the refreshment station,
the guard brought him his ticket, which he
took without a syllable, au<t at our next
station we both got out. 1 saw hi* car
riage was waiting for him ; and I have no
d übt Mr*. Dean had all |varticulai> la-fore
an hour was over. A* for my friend, whose
card I gave, I uever lunrd whetlier the
(bail had tried to liod hitn out or ut ; iu
fact, although I called him my friend, we
were by no means friendly " Vou think
the whole transact ion rather fishy, eh 7"
ejaculated my companion, interrupting
" I think it downright dishonest," I said,
frankly, "unless YOU repaid the dean."
"tfli, ldid that,'* rtvqaitideJ be. "1 sent
the old gentleman a post ofliceorder in the
name of my foreign friend I'm a racing
inan, and up to a thing or two, but I'm as
straight as a die for honesty."
Well, well, 1 wonder w here my eoininu
uicative friend is now. 1 daresay the
pitcher has gone once too often to the well
in lit* case, as with the thousand other
clever fellow* we read of in their appro
priate histories.
Rule* of Table Etiquette.
True jHilitcncss has its origin in I'hii*-
tiuti chanty and kindness, and all stand
ard rules of etiquette were founded for
the greater oonveuienco and hapiiinesa
of the member* of society. Although
the reasons may not la* obvious at first
sight, they exist and will be apparent on
careful couaideration.
Ist. Do not keep others waiting either
at the Wgiuuiug or the close of a tueal.
2d. Do not sip soup front the tip but
frotu the side of the spoou.
3d. Be careful not to drop or spill any*
thing on the table-cloth.
4th. Keep your plate neat; do uot
heap all sorts of final ou it at once.
sth. In patting yonr plate to Is- re
helped. retain your knife ami fork.
6th. When asked for a dish do not
shove but hand it.
7th. While dritkiug do uot look
Bth. Instruct the servant to hand the
cup at tin* left side so that it mar be re
eeited bv the right hand.
6th. Do not drink your ten or coffee
without first removing the teu*i>ooa from
the eup to the saucer.
10th. Use the knife for cnttiug only ;
never put it to the lips nor in the month.
lltli. Break your bread into small
pieces and rest them on your plate while
12th. Do not eat too fast, bqpide* giv
ing one the appearance of greed, it is
uot healthy.
13th If you find anything unpleas
ant in your food put it aside as quietly
as |KMsibl>> without drawing the utleu
tion of others to it.
14th. Do uot OJJOU tin lijw nor make
any unnecessary noise while chewing.
13th. IN> not touch th • head.
16th. D> not rest the eltniw on the
17th. Do not sjH-ak with the month
18th. Brush the table neatly before
bringing on the dessert
16th. Be thoughtful and attentive to
the wants of those about you.
90th. Converse on pleasunt subject.*
with those sitting uear you.
21st. Do not say any thing not intended
for all present to lieur.
22d. Leave your plate with the knife
aud fork lying parallel, the handles
pointing to the right.
23d. Never leave the table IK- fore oth
ers without first asking the lady or gen
tleman who presides to excuse you.
The Bold Dlacoxcrer.
Cienerst Sutter recapitulated to a friend
recently the circumstances attendant
upon the discovery of the gold at hi*
mill at Coloma. Wheu Marsliall arrived
at the fort with the specimen washed out
in the mill-rare, he sought on interview
with liis employer iu hi.* private office,
and with an air of mystery prodno-d hi*
tn astiro, aud. iu the language of the lat
ter, made the inquiry of Idm. " I* not
this gold ?" Taking down a volume of
the '•Knovelopa'dia of America," the only
scientific work at that time in his j**<*••*-
*iou. Captain Sutter sought out the tests
for dctennining the character of miner
als. Submitting the *|ieeiuu-u* to the
action of nitric acid, they were found to
stand the but; and tho further hydros
tatic experiments of weighiug the metals
in water was tried with a like rv*ult. The
character of the mineral Iwing establish
ed beyond all doubt or ravil, Marshall
returned to the mill accompanied by
Sutter, who, anticipating the stamjsvh
that the announcement would occasion
among the workmen employed, Is-gged
that the matter might he kept secret
until the mill was finishcvl ;but the thing
was too good to keep ; the whole affair
was made public in the manner descrilv
cd ; the stampede did take place, in con
sequence of which the mill was never
finished, and its frame, like a gaunt and
spectral skeleton, stood for n long time
after, until from the netiou of fire, decay
and the rnilaof relic hunterH.evcry vestige
of the renowned structure diapj>enred a
number of years ago. Making the in
quiry on the occasion of taking his pic
ture as to the whereabouts of the dis
coverer of the gold, the old pioneer with
a quizzical facial expression and charac
teristic shrug replied. "Oh, he's gone
away oop in de mountains, hunting after
de big lootnps !" Alas for the futility of
human expectation : poor Marshall'*"an
ticipations of finding "the higlnmps"
never was realized ; and discouraged and
disheartened, he has lived for years past
in n sort of tumble-down tenement, with
in view of the discovery which lias
rendered his name famous* eking out
mere sulwisU-uce ly raising poultry,
grapes, and other fruits. It is to In
hoped that he may realize something
handsome from liis newly published
The Coal Question.
In the Pennsylvania House the bill to
regulate trausjMirtatioii of coal WHS con
The first section prohibits any charge
for transportation of coal of more than
fifteen mills per mile per ton of 2,4<X
pounds on grades not over twenty-eight
feet to the mile, and not more than
eighteen mills per mile on grades above
twenty-eight feet to the mile; an addi
tional allowance may be made of two
mills extra per ton per mile on <lis v#
less than fifty miles and two cents [>er
ton for branching at loading and ship
ping |siuts.
Tne second section requires compan
ies to transport c.al from all collieries
on their orders.
The third section requires them to sup
ply a sufficient number of ears to meet
uli demands.
The fourth section inflicts heavy dam
ages for violations.
The fifth section exempts companies
having special charters for the transpor
tation of cool only, from the bill.
The bill passed through the Commit
tee of (he whole without a word of amend
ment or opposition, but objections were
made to suspending the rules for the
second reading. Mr. Hall said the bill
oould not reach the Reading rond be
cause it was chartered five years before
the constitution wiut amended giving the
Legislature the power to revoke or alter
charters of corporations.
After a long discussion the bill went
over for a week.
VACANT STOKES. —There has not L>een
for many years so many vacant, stores,
lofts and offices, on Broadway between
Canal ahd Fourth at reels, in New York,
city, as there are to-day. And the mini
lxr will be largely increased between
this date and tne first of May.
tattle In Texas
A Texas correspondent iu a lute letter
says : Duriug the twenty-five year* 1
have lived in Texas Ntoek cattle of all
age* ami sexes, exivpt lvf st'.*rs five or
*ix years old, have uot brought more
than 6" or jjiti per head, and u great<*r
part of the tune not near that price,
Simiindt horse.* have ooinmiuidod t>2 1 to
#3tl |>er head, and sheep from to S2.
llilt all our native stock are of inferior
quality. Wherever g>Hsl stK'k has lns*l
iutrvHiuced it inid well. A large portion
of Texas, ami tspteisllv W . Rein Texas,
and the coast counties, IN Ix-ltcr ud ipled
to stock rnisiug than anything else ; iu
fact, it )my* well if a man takes hold of
it iu earnest. The *toek cost* nothing
but the branding- Those who own large
rain-lies keep ineu employed fur thi* pnr
j* >NO, aud every spring and foil scud them
outuitli a few change* of (MUiies and a
quantity of provisions, and they keep at
their business H> long as tlieir sulxu-t
--enee lasts, or until all the stock is brand
ed. They do not drive the cattle to any
imrticular point, but herd tlieiu at tin
most convenient place. Tlicy then build
a fire, lnsvt their irons, and send into the
herd the most skillful i-ofier*, who throw
ropi> over Mich cuttle a* tliev wuiit and
lead them out and brand tYieui. The
cut tie are theu turned loose until they
are ready for market. If a man k•*•)>*
his eattle from wninb ting or dying, iuul
get* anything for thi'tu at all iu the mar
ket, he is making money.
Since the war leef cattle have brought
only §lO per head. Before that time
Louisiana planters gave us I letter prices.
Beef is slaughtered and packed at seve
ral |s>iuta iu Texas, the establishment at
Columbus probably m-tiding off the
largest quantity oi s*ltsl Is- *f. The
hide* oiul t.dlow nearly pay the first cost,
which leaves a margin for large profit*
to the packers. Texas idioulil supply
double tlie quaiitit v of U*-f she has sup
plied at any one time yet. Nothing is
done here with the energy witli which
business is conducted in the older State*.
1 lielieve that it is generally admitted
hero that with a small capital, i-htw-p
raising pay* latter thau any kind of
stock ; but that requires constant atten
tion to business. A shepherd must be
kept with the sheep all the time ; and
tlreu we want b<-1 tar stork than we now
have. Men of iudoa* aid indi.sUy can
engage in stock r.a ui.g lien- and atake
money; and tk- pro-.pe.'t will impr.oe
a* the resoure * of the country are de
Tiger* Tlp*J on Tohaero.
It *•* in* that some beaxta, tig. ra for
iustauiv, arx> orcanionally eonflniied
smoker*. A corrcapondeut of au Kant
liuliiii journal, the yeilttkerry £' oAicr,
give* the following curious evidence c>n
that point- " loliaerxe,"lie Ray*, "that
you give nil anecdote of a tiger snatching
a cigar from a genth-iuan'* hand aud
bolting witli it. A frieud of urine once
had a tiger cuh and a terrier pup in
rearing. He wa* a great nuoker, and
would play UIMIUI tlu- room wiiiie
he indulged in tire weed. The **w|r
noticed that there wa* a gradual decrease
of the cigar end* thrown away by hi*
ma*U-r. which could only l>e due t> hi*
master, is-eoming more ui<sl rate in hi*
hal.it or the use of tlie cigar ei .1* by
some oue else. iMertuninl to ascertain
the cnune. he wstelusl. and found one
evening after hi* master hud r.-trrel to
IMNI. that the tiger cub was the new cus
tomer for the cigar did*, hi* coinjianiuu,
the pup, bringing him n fire-stick,
stealthily alwtracted fnun the kitcheu.
These are not the only instances of
tig,-r* taking to smoking. Mefo mct Aly,
the most enlightened ruler Egypt bad
kept n tame tiger, a full-grown cue, to
w liicll he always handed hi* h<H>kali aft< r
lie had exhausted the wvulol opium liall.
On one occnuioti. the l'anlin having gone
out to dinner, the hookalmdcr prvjmred
the hookah, a* usual, and leaving the
tnouthpu-ce on the favorite chair of hi*
Highness, went lo watch hi* return.
Entering the room with tlie I'asha, the
first object that met their sight wa* the
tame tiger lying fast asleep near tlie
liookali. The Dosha called in vain, and
the hiMiknlsular Miook the tiger iu vain.
He was dead drunk, having exhausted bv
smoking everv atom of the cenU-d opium
How Artificial Ixory 1* Made.
A scientific journal thus dttorilvt the
proce** of making artificial Ivory fnun
rubber: Two pounds of pure rubber
arc dissolved in thirty-two )Mrand* of
chloroform and the solution is saturated
with a current of ammonia go*. When
the robber bit* been completely blenched
the admission of the gu* i* interniptcl.
nud the ma** is trausfern d into a vow-el
provided with a stirrer, in which it i*
washed with hot wnt(-r until the blenching
agent ha* lccn entirely removed. During
this operation the temj>eroture ia raised
to 85 dcg. Falir., in order to evaporate
the chloroform, which, by conducting it
into an apparatus of (Hiiidensatron, may
I*- again made use of. The remaining
product form* 14 kind of froth, which
iH-ing pressed out. dried, and again
treats-d with a snmll quantity of elilow
fonn, is finally obtained as a consistent
paste. This paste i* now mixed with a
sufficient quantity of finely pulverised
phoshatc of liiuc, or carbonate of zinc,
until it assumes the appeamnce of moist
flour. In this con lition it is pressed In
hot moulds, which it leave* sufficiently
hard to Ih turned, planed, fiL-il and
bored. In order to imitate corala, pearls,
enamels, hard woods, Ac., it is only nec
essary to mix th# paste witli the desired
oolor* previously to its lx-ing compressed.
THERE was an incident in Miss Kate
Field's lecture on Pickens, in Chicago
recently, that showed how well she ap
preciates the char act"'i' she probanda to
he so in love with. During the lecture,
just after she had Wen diluting upon
Dicken's love of children, us one of the
most admirable traits of his character, a
ohild-in-arms awaking from a troubled
sleep and tindiug itself in a strange
]>lacc, made two or three audible demon
strations. The fair lecturer jsiused, and
haiking sternly into the gallery, inquired
in her most impressive tone, "Can't that
person lie removed ?" The audience very
genernllv felt that although the ideal
love nfciiildreu was verv pretty " to point
n mornl and adorn a tale,"the real child,
interrupting the lecturer, was an entirely
diflcrent affair.
THE FIRST BLOOD. —Though the first
skinnish HA the Frauco-Prussia-war took
place between the French mid Prnssiatis
on July 28 at Raiding, where the Hint
blood was drawn, the war did not open
in earnest till August 2, when a division
of Froissard's corps crossed the frontier
and carried the heights above Snnr
bruckcn. This action, the first of the
war and the only one on German terri
tory, was witnessed by the Emperor
and the Prince Imperial ; and is the one
in which the latter, Recording to Nami
lei IU'K IK mil INSTIL- bulletin, received liis
" baptism of fire,"
AN EXPERT. —Gen. Roiirbaki is thus
described by a corresjx anient: "Heis a
wondrous swordsman, and, it is said, of
ten performs the feat for which .Sir Wal
ter Scott made S iladin famous—laying a
silk haudkereliief on tlie blade of liis
scimitor utid shredding it in two with an
almost imperceptible movement of the
arm. It is said that Gen. Bonrlmki can
even exceed the dexterity of Musa, the
Saracen chief made so renowned by Lord
Sumnuii) of News.
THIS Qertuan tr|* have ullleft Paris.
Tut: I'rutuiiiui Kuq*ror hu* gone
T'ltr. B< Igiau army 4* now on a (teaee
I'uuanKi-i'Aix ha* 4.156 licensed
drinking mtlooiis.
SKUIIU * tlisUirbaiiia * have occurred in
the large French cities.
WiseoMain IIHH oue hundred cheese
factories within its limit*.
TMK appropriations finally paused by
Owugnww aggregate over 8145,tAI6,tHJtl.
THKIIK were 514 datlm, 156 marriages,
and 42R birth* in N. Y'. City last week.
ALL restrictions a* to persons passing
into and out of l'aris havelaa-u removed.
THE cattle disease is still prevalent ill
the vicinity of Providence, ltliode Island.
Tnu Canadian fi-heries are estiiuat**!
at 850,1**1,111X1 a year, employing HO,(*JU
FOKTV thotisand tons of lead are im
|Hrtsl into the United States every
Co HI) (X! A WAPE iiiell.vtuallv tried
Htiu-ide for the uineteeiith time in Ciu
NEW BKUFVIUP. Ma**., has a s**rx*ant
girl who lias lived 111 on.- family aixty
oue yeur*.
A Vol'No lady iu Indtaua was frozen
to death while out sleigh-ridiug xiith a
j voting man.
TUK Boose of Ib'prxaeutativrs faihd
t > pus* the hill to increase soldiers' JH-U-
Hiou* 26 jh r ceut
Tiir young Queen of t ireeee ha* the
reputation of Wing oue of the beat
>Uieli in Europe.
A BILL providing for a Htate Consti
tutional ( ouvcutiou is before the New
Jewev Legialatme-
A Mi M'ATINK brewer's p*-t goat licked
| off 871X1 worth of revenue stamp* from
lager la-er barrel*.
A CnwasE agent* offers to deliver
Chinamen in Tennessee at the rub- of
?7,lX* a hundred.
Ni vstLY 1 ,t*B loh * of cotton are re
(wiced at the |ort of Boston every buai
uess day in the year.
ALL the Fieueli Ttlunte*<r force will
lie immediately dislsuided, ami the troop* |
allowed to return home.
MEXU XNH and Apaches are said to be
rivalling each other ill killing and plun
dering on the Arizona frontier.
IT is officially announced tliat a com- ]
Uiercinl tTeaty lietween Italv aud the
United Stat*-* has been signed
A MrwntAT made a hole through the
dam of a Wiaoouain former'a trout |KUHI,
and tliirt(*-ii hundred e*ei|sd there ,
HI<TU!U> Mrujnr and Peter Tnllen W#N |
instantly killed in tin* bridge tunnel at
HiunuUd, Mo., by a premature exploaioti
of a blast.
A PAirrr of aix from a United Btat*-
Coast Survey vend at Appalochicola.
Flo., were drowned by the cajisixing of
a small boat.
VEHMOKT fear* a short crop of hay.
Imwuse of the severe cold thi* winter,
without the usual quantity of Mioxr to
protect the grass land*.
HKXHY BAXTT, an itinerant cirrus
clown, recently ran away with the young
daughter (onlv 13) of a reportable citi
zeti, from a Michigan village.
THE schooner ApU* wa* blown out to
-a from Han Francisco during th* late
gale, and ia Wippved to have fouudrrcd.
There were six men on Iswrd.
DAVU. BITLKH, (Iwenior of the State
of Nebraska, ha* been im|v-neh*l liv the
House of Ibqirewentatire* of that Htate
for malfeaaaucc in oftW. bv a vote of 33
to 6.
M. TittKßs decline* to make a treaty
of commerce with Germany on the
ground that it i* necessary for France t*.
imitate the United Htate*. and restore
the cquilihritun by liigh tariffs.
PEI-OUTM from SOELLIMI Kansas state
I bat tbHO i* likely to lie a repetition of
the reign of terror that existed then- last
Full, which culminated in the hanging of
wis or eight horse thieves.
IT in rumored that Napoleon i* negoti
ating for an estate in It'hernia, to which
he w ill retire. though from preparations
making at Chiaelhorst it ia believed that
he will rejoin the Empress there and re
luoiu souie time in England.
TIIK Chinese iudiilg<al in a pitched
1 xittle on Jackson street, San Francisco.
Knives ami iron bam were frwlj used.
Tliey were tinallv dispersed by moans of
n shower of bricks hurled from the neigh
lioring roofs by mutual friends of the
eontestunts. Several lutve Iwao arrested.
THE Journal tie* IhJuite* chides the
Parisians for their frivolity duricg the
oceuiNitiou. Over the eotieli of strang
led France; it pronounces the wonU
"silence" and ,4 patience." It urges
earnest preparation, so that onr children
may lie side to pronounce the third
word—" vengeance."
AienrEs from St. Joseph. Mich., the
renter of the great peach region, sav
flint the prosjsets of the coming fruit
crop arc good. The injury to peaeh bods
during tlie severe weather in December
and January was not serious. The C'ruw
fards were injured somewhat, but other
varieties an? iu good condition.
THE (hunsJcn at Washington has
found a true bill against Christopher C.
Bowen, late member of Congress from
South Carolina, for bigamy iu marrying
K. Petigm King, in August last, while
Mrs. Frances llieks liowi-n. whom he ul
leged to have married iu 1862. was living
iu Augusta, (ia.
THE EOL.no w IXO is an exhibit of the
iron prodnction in the Western State*.
The latest full return* an* for lMtUt. iu
which year the West produced 278,000
tons of pig Iron of all kinds, against
130,000 in 1859. It is believed that the
product for 1871 will not be less than
000,000 tons. In railroad iron there was
produced in lHfiO 130,000 tons, of which
amount Illinois is credited with 53,000
browski, who has IKHUI convicted of theft
swindling, and forgery, again ami again,
has given, ami is still giving, the Russian
Government much trouble to keep him
in confinement, Pebrowski, has osoaji
ed from Warsaw. Cracow. St. Peters
burg. and Moscow, and recently broke
out of a strong and closely-guarded cell
ot Odessa, ami got safely to Constant! 110-
ROCHESTER is distracted, through the
column* of its jiapers, over arithmetical
problems. Here is one propounded:
If one hundred yards of cord lie wound
in single coll upon an upright jsist an
inch in diameter, what time w ill it take
a mini to uuw*iud it, lie holding one end
in his hand and travelling in a circle
whose radius is the unwound cord, aup
-1 losing lie walks four miles au hour ; and
what is the length of ground walked
DISAPPOINTED Magdulena Buy colonists
continue to arrive at San Francisco.
They report that no progress whutevei
has liecn made toward actual settlement
at that plsoe, and that unless immediate
provision be made for the departure of
the colonists on their arrival at New-
York, they will suffer terribly. The
Company employ the most desperate
means to get 1,000 men settled there by
the first of May, to enublc them to e'.aim
damages from Mexico for the non-fulfill
ment of the contract.
A Pacific Ocean Maud.
There is an island iu the I'acifie Ocean
which won discovered iu the year 1767
aud named I'itcairn'* Inland. In 178R,
the British government aeut out the
Bounty to convex plants of tin- bread
fruit tree from Tahiti to the West In
dies, but the crew mutinied, aud sent
Caption llhgh and other* who would not
join T lieni urioat in au OJH-U Lut, and set
sail for Taluti, where tliey took on lamrd
some native men aul women, again
spread their nails and were not heard of
till tho year 18UH, when Captain l'olgi-r,
of Nantucket, found tlieir deseeiuhuita
on lfiteairu's Island, which had pre
viously been supposed to be uninhabited.
On the island there liad I KS-II a bloodv
fight, and only Jack Adam* of the origi
nal mutineer* remained. In 1856 the
whole community wo* removed to Nor
folk Island, but some of them afterward*
r< turned toPiu-airu's. Hiuce then Uiey
have M-areely le-u lieanl fnim till with
in a few days. About the middle of the
year Ih7U Captain John I'ardv, of the
ship Wittiugtou, soiled from T'aliforuia
for 1-iverpool, nud *top|>ed at the island,
where he found between CO and 70 per
ilous living well, but yet in need of cloth
ing, medicine, Ac., nud longing for news
from the omer world. They gave him
the following letter, which, on the 25th
of Janttarv, he scat from Edmbttrg to
the Ath i CU(/i -w in:
Pin AIKS'N INLANIT, October C, 1876.
M. Edituk : Aa many ship* |mm thi*
1 \land ou the route to and from Han
Francisco, but at too great a distant* to
lioartl them in our couuea, it ia or ojin
ioii that they do not know the island to
IK* inhabit**! There are uo danger* of
rock* or shoals, and if they come within
a tn lie tliev would most always get a
supply of fruit, Ac. We number aixtx
or aeveuty person*, and we always lik*
to show hoopit.htv to strnngern and to
hear the new*. i'Lis ia the third day we
have seen shijt* |ia*M, and this day oue ia
Ktanding in, by whieli we ** ud this.
The landing ia on the north aide of the
If, dear air, von would have the kiud
new to give tin* a |4ac# in yonr valuable
paper, you would greatly oblige your
humble servant*,
Ilurh-d ( liles.
" Burietl Cities " ia the name of a new
amusement or puxzle, which offers a
pleasant mental < xereiar and refrcahea
tiie knowledge of geography. It con
atata in *-mladming in a aentence or vera#
the nam*- of one or more well-known cit
ie*. The orthography must te pre
served, although the uame may be ivi
ded *0 as |u form tlie end of one word
and the Is-giiniing of another. For in
stance, " Bring some water. Loo ia faint
ed." The city buried in thi* sentence,
ia quite obrioualy, Wab-rltsi. Islands
may also 1m- submerged in the name man
ner. In the following rhymes no leas
tluui twenty-four cities are buried, and
some of thetu quite effectually aa fire.
wnU-r. or tire " t>th of time" lias ever
concealed from the eye of a Oladrtene
or a Hal Lun ;
In tin- palniv, r*4uu.t month of Mtv,
N.. other than Us op* rung day ;
A toy walked *<-r M->at* rt.
To )*>tani(e fl his Uncto I*M ;
Musses and lichens he gthere.) enough,
RntMiglrd with thorn* and briars rough :
Ocrs, cotrnUjis and lilies btsne
A.L rs, tanks and the rose vendane;
Hut when from the unnnUiu he earn, ilum,
)'!rc his uncle was oat of town ;
So he t>k a staff or divwg rod.
To search for "titia lieoeath the sod."
U many s onr in the olden toao
XV**> swailowed up for its sin and crime ;
And he (dunged his rod in hen- and Iberv,
For deeji th< buried citirw were,
And he soundest s cymtwl, b-esu> sound
Might htk< those cities under cround,
Wl,t. h are chiefly on snlphur and litumen found.
The hoy is trying to dig up
Saline rrllcs. a rrystai cup.
A tripod found in a den of (Stch,
The branse case that adorn**! a niche,
A s|iear <sice need in a giant's ranse,
Wayfaring m* n it oft made nans*-;
An amb-r necklace Lot's wife wore.
An uiaJ Hyra's finger b>re,
A bal>y loiic since petrified,
Die boat <■! mother* mummified.
A marble head Imt abqi exploring.
We ail are b.n-d with so mu.-h bring.
Ad Ire to Marriageable ftlrk,
If s man wipea his feet on the door
mat be will make a good domestic bus
kind. If a UIIUI in KuufSng a candle
puts it cut, yon may lie sure he will make
a stupid husband. If a man put- his
handkerchief on his knee while taking
tea, yon may lie sure he will make a pru
dent husband. Iu the same wsy. always
mistrust s man who will not take tfio
last piece of toast, bat prefers wait
ing for the next warm Iwteh. it is likely
that he will make a greedy and verv
selfish husband, with whom yon will
enjoy no "brown" at dimser. no crust at
tea. and no peace wliatever st home.
The man, mv dears, who wears rubber*,
and is careful about wrapping himself
up lieforv venturing in the night air, not
niifriHpieutly makes a good invalid hus
band. that mostly stops at home, and is
easily comforted with slops. The man
who watches the kettle, and prevents its
kuling over, will not fail, ray dears, in
his married state, in exercising the same
rare in always keeping the pot boiling.
The man who does not take tea, ill-treat*
eat*, takes snuff, stands with his luck to
the lira, is a brute whom I would not
advise you. my dears, to marry upon any
consideration, either for love or money
- but most decidedly, not for love. Put
the man who, when tea is over, is dis
covered to have liml none, is sure to make
a good husband. Patience like his deserves
to be rewarded with the best of wives
and the best of mothers-in-law. My
dears, when you meet with sueh a man.
do your utmost to marry him. In the
severest Winter he wouldn't mind going
to lied first.
I>IHRAHE. -J. F. Gignonx, M. P.. in the
Turf, /VW and Farm, recommends, in
the treatment of tliis disease, the use of
the permanganate of potash, and claims
that it lias the following advantages over
remedies Though applied in the form
of u saturated solution, it causes little or
no pain : produces as complete a slough
ns muriatic acid over the uleerwUtl part,
but does not attack the healthy jiortion
of the hoof, no advantage which I con
sider should recommend it to every one
who may have occasion to urn* any }x>w -
erful caustic application. It ia a cotn
plete deislorir.er. and its action in Unit
n<sjw*ct is instantaneous. For these rea
sons I would recommend its use, not on
ly in the foot-and-mouth disease, but ns
well in diseases of a similar ebaracter in
horse* and sheep." He ndili: " I have
tried the peruianganate of potash in
' foul hoof,' in eases, and seen it tried in
thrush in horses lienefioially. The way
I have used it is, first wash the hoof
clean, apply enough of the saturated so
lution to cover the ulcer thoroughly, put
in n piece of cloth or rojie, covered with
tar, the object Wing to kicp oft' the dirt,
Ac. ; in about forty-eight houra remove
the ro]e or elotli and apply according as
it may be necessary, the saturated solu
tion or a milder one, and so on until the
hoof is well."
THE KINO of Saxony, liegius a recent
letter to the Emperor of Germany in this
remarkable style : " Most brilliant,
most grand, most ixiwerfid Emperor!
Best FYiend, very dear Consin and Broth
er ! I have been imbued with the most
profound satisfaction by the honored
letter of your Imperial and Royal Majes
ty, conveyed to me by the envoy of your
eminently high Lordship."
T he Case of Senator Sumner,
The excitement in regard to Ue re
i uioxal of Henator Humner, of Ma**.,from
the ( hairmatmhip of the (*lllllOllO-# on
Foreign Relations, calmiusbsl, when it
wa-* re|*>rted that a iiiujoritv of the lb
publican members lunl ifieiiW in caucus
to ace<-jt the report of the HuleCtmi
luittee r<-commending the change.
When the report was read making Mr.
('auierou Chairman of the Foreign lb-la
tious Committee, and Mr. Humner Clour
inaii of the new Csiuimittee ou I'rivilegea
mid Ehx-tious, Mr. Humner, after a dig
nified *jx <*-h, giving his roasous for his
iwtions, withdrew from the IMUCOS. A
very warm debate ensued ou the report
of the Cfiumittee, |>nrtleipst< d iu ly
Messrs. Hheruuui Hhurz, l*ogaii, Wila >u,
Kenton, Ferry, and others, in oppnai
tiou. and by Messix Coukliug, Nye,
HU*wart, Howe, Carpenter, Ivlmuml*.
and otlierw, iu favor of the report.
The Keiiators who favor the re |tort of
the Committee jirofcase.l to do ao out of
110 o|qMMitiou to Mr. Hnuiuer iwrsoindlv,
and diarlaitued that SIMXWHS or the San to
Domingo project liad auvthiug whab-xer
to do witli it. They sard, however, that
very important qu<-tious would be ■•!-
mitt* d t<> this Committee, and that it
would lw* very emltarraasiug to lutve as
its ("uairmau one whom neither tle
I'reniiJeiit, nor the Hecretary or Assistant
Heeretarjr of Htate could liave anv eum
muufo-ation. They argued that the suc
cewi of the uegotiatious now in progress
ls-tween the representative* or (treat
ltritaiu slid the United Stat*-*, would lie
endangered by Mich a stale of affair*.
Those xrbo op)osed the report held,
on the otlier hand, that the quarrel be
tween Mr Haiuiner and the Preddent
and Secmtarr of State wx a {lersoaal
one, aud while tbey bhunml Mr. Hummer
for many thing* he has don*, they did not
think there wa* *ufli -ieut cause fur tite j
party or tin- Senate to take up the disa
greement and make it the basis of any
action Mr. Fetrton eharaeterixed the
unqsHititott as a "grave mistake.'" and
Mr Wilson predicted disaster to th
party if it was carried out. lie refnrrt d
to the time when HUplieu A, DmgUs
was removed from tin- Chairmanship of
the Territorial Committee, because be
disagn**! with the Prwaidetit. and re
minded Kenabnw that from tluvt netiou I
was to lie dated the split in th# Demo
cratic party. Be a*zurvd Senators thai
their proposed action would bring down j
ou them tin- ludiguaut proUmts of thoti*-
amls of the ohkwt and strougvat lb-puUi
cans of the country, including the old
anti-Slavery phalanx, the ntemliers of
which, nualde to ajqwreist# the embar
nwouenta n-fernd to ly tin* other Wile,
would be in full sympathy with Mr. Hum
mer, and would at least, if this change
was made, lose heart iu future, and fail
to work for the party and the cause, as j
they liav# done ladore. Others argued
that no Administration ever made a
greater mistake than thi*. when it pro-
CMed to strengthen itaelf by removing '
r. Summer out of its path.
Mr. Hamiltou, whom it was prtqvosed
to place ou tin- Committee to make Up
ita quota, declined, and Mr. Frehnghny
scii wa* then seheted. Mr. Wilson
moved to w*mmit the report, with in
struction* to restore Mr. Hummer's name
to the Chairmanship, ami WON voted
down by 26 Nay* to 21 Yea*.
The Hanging of John Thomas.
1 John Thomas, the colored murderer,
wa* hung iu New Y'orl City at the
To aha. The concourse of persons iirea
eot Is.tli inside and outaid. the jaiJ was
smtll, aud this was owing partly to a
i strange n-quest of the coudemue*l man.
that no colored peraoa should be allowed
Ito aee him luuigtwL To this bt made
' one exception. Mis liarber, he said, had
, leeu very kiud. aud be should like him
|to lie prem-nt. Thomas continued to the
last in that quiet, happy frame of mind
! he lias always shewn since his cotulemns
tion. He was v isited by his wife and
j the wife of tlie Haytien Minister, who
took their final fan-welL Thomas, of
id! the group, seemed the least affected.
Vt half-t*ii*t six o'clock he siteiMlod
mass. Thomas joid solemn attention to
' the service, and seemed fully to realize
' tlie axrtul fact that he had not long to
i live, aud that cternitv with all its swfal
realities wa* do*.' at liniid.
The man ivlin>d eariv, but slept rerx
| little through the night. He Miowed
more wakefulness than other condemned
men had shown within the memory of
the warden* of the jail. The wakeful
nee* did not *ectu to di*tre** him. He
maintained his firmness and calmness
At uine o'clock precisely the proccmuou
appeaixsl. kiwbvl by the Sheriff aud his
deputies. At tlie same in- tant tho rain
commenced to fall in torrents. Tlie
lirisoner, with hi* religions adviser,
:nelt under tbc scaffold, where a sliort
prayer wa* offend. The prisoner re
pentad fdowlv, and with nmuoxred
countenance, the words of the minister,
with eyea w idc o|teu ami lookiug straight
at the crowd in front. After the prayer
was concluded he kissed the crucifix, and
the noose was adjusted. The black cap
wa* draw n over hi* head and face, and in
the midst of hi* devotion* he wa* wxing
into eteruitv. No struggle marked his
death until Uo wa* in the air nliout three
minute*, when ha several times drew
himself up, hut after a few 11ft irate*
straightened out aud was jironounosi
diwd. It was exactly ten minute* after
nine wheu tlie drop fell. The assem
blage *lowlv di*|>era(-d. TIM' corpse wa*
taken in eliarg" by a colored lady, a
friend of the deceased, mid thus termin
nted tho earthly career of Johu Thomas.
RETEALLNU PITIES. —A resolution was
oflered in the House by Mr. Hale, of
Maine, repealing the duty on salt, which
' was finally mlopted, 145 to 47. A reao
i lntiou was then offered by Fornawortli.
<if Illinois, repeoliug all duties 011 coal.
This was adopted, 132 to 57. Mr. Ran
dall. of Pennsylvania, then proposed the
I repeal of the duties on tea and coffee,
which was agreed to, 141 to 49. Mr.
I Wilson, of Indiana, offered a resolution
! declaring thnt the Thirteenth, Four
teenth and Fifteenth Amemlmeuts to tlie
Constitution have been duly ratified, and
that Congress lias a right to impose tlicir
ratification as a condition precedent to
representation in Congress. The vote
ou the question of suspending the rules
ami adopting the resolution was 110 to
75, less thau two-thirds in its favor.
ble mystery appears to surround idl
connected with the Nathan murder.
Suspicion has now centered strongly on a
; certain Rill Forrester, with any number
of aliases; but, unfortunately for n
community anxious to see a cool blooded
murderer meet his just reward, and nu
liapiiily for detectives anxious to handle
the large reward for his arrest and oou
viction, tlie whcrealioutß of Forrester is
a profound mystery —so great a mystery
indeed that tlie police authorities of Now
York City after try ing every clue, have
now advertised for assistance.
POPCORN is unsafe for children, as
will be seen by the following story: A
little boy in Illinois, live veara of age,
got a grain of pop-corn in his windpipe,
:uid it was found impossible to remove it
by ordinary means, so a doctor was call
ed in, who, after performing a slight op
eration, pronounced the obstacle remov
ed. The little fellow continued to suffer,
however, and a few days after placed his
hand suddenly to his side, ran to his
mother, and exclaimed, "Mother, kiss
me ; I'm going to die," and was a corpse
three minutes afterwards.
TERMS s Two Dollars a Year, in Advance.
The War In Cuba.
A convoy of provisions, guarded Imp
Mf7 nj*u of tin- Imitation of Bono, loft
Hsntiago <le Culm fur Msyari Nothing
occurred (luring Uie first any, but on the
aecondday, when Uie convoy had reached
a place called El Piloto, where the ('ulxui
Ck-nerwl, Donate del Murniol, was killed
■.•tin- in< nit he ago, wild when within #
hundred yard, of the idential spot, while
the troops were marching aloug carefully,
the r*t-guard t least one thousand
raid* behind, n imUm rumbling wn*
heard, awl heavy Guilders and imuwnue
trees placed. in n moment, an insur
mountable tmrrier ltetweeu the centre
nml the riwr of the Kjmuisb convoy.
Meanwhile, volleys were ponced into
Uie troop* from the bill, and from rude
munch mettle erected within a few yards
of the roadside. The Cuban* number -
ed 116 men, and wceording to a Hjauiiah
oldi.-r the .Spaniard* had abate 160 com
manded by Maximo (iunn in |<etwon.
The rear guard, composed of eighty
men. broke and tied in utter ooofttsion,
their Captain being killed at the first
fire and the Lieutenant arvertdy wound-,
*1 The largest portion of the
train waa saved by the Hpau tarda. aa Uie
Culsuta pursued 'the flying soldier* of
the rcar-gtiard. If the Recounts ran be
relied on, tin- Spaniard* most have had
:it least forty men. Twenty-three men
f the rt-ar-guard arrived at Santiago de
Cuba late the neat day, and explained
the reason of their defeat by averring
that their ammunition had given out.
1 A remarkable change in the manner of
fighting by the H|Mniah troop* since the
tit ginning of the war may lie noticed i
hen-; formeriy tin* journals were tilled
with liayonet attacks, wlrn- hslf n dozen
or twenty soldier* attacked aa entire in
►urgent ramp and carried it at the point
of the bayonet. Nothing ever withstood
the*.- bayonet charges, leu aa they have 1
gone out of taahion the soldiers at 19
j I'UoUi could not very well attack Modewto
Diaz in that way. Gen. Ferrer at Laa
Tunas organim-d a force of aearl v fif
teen hundred men and made a combined
movement mguiut Cuban forces, which,
until latqhr, had thing* their own way
in this neighborhood. The latter stood
iheir ground and paid dearly for it,
losing fifty-three men killed "while the
Spaniard* lost twenty-one. While these
movements were going on. a portion of
the artillery Initiation killed three men J
I sdouging to Uatou's band, and the i
column of Valero, which failed to join j
the coml.lnation, having had to fight its
way to the rendezvous, kilting six I
insurgent* and lost three men. The
failure of Valero to reach the spot pre
vented a more successful issue of
Ferrer's plain, and he is now organizing
for auother grand lwttle. The official
report from the Central Department an
nounced tliat fifty-two insurgents had
liecn killed during the post fifteen days,
and that 4,316 persons of all ages, sexes j
and colors had surrendered to the
Spaniard*, seeking shelter in the towns,
baring become tired of ' roughing it' in
the bush. One hundred ana sixty-one
only of this uamlier were armed men ;
but 51*2 were men able to carry arms ;
1.3U6 white females ; 1,02 colored per
sona, and 45 male slaves."
Ike Art af (ectlnlag.
A country gentleman lately arrived in
town, immediately repaired to the house
of s relative, a lady, who had married a
merchant. The parties were glad to see
him, and invited him to make their
house his home, as he declared his inten
tion of remaining in town only a day or
two. The husband ef Die lady, anxious
to show his wife's relatives every cour
tesy that he could, took the gentleman's
hone to a livery stable. Finally hi#
visit became a visitation, and the mer
chant found, after the lapse of five days,
Ixvddee lodging and boai&us the gentle
man, a pretty considerable rail had run
up at the livery stable. Accordingly he
went to Die man who kept the livery
stable, and told him wheu the gentleman
took his horse be would pay the bill
"Very well," said the stable-keeper,
" I understand yon."
Accordingly in a abort time, the coun
try gentleman weut to the stable and
ordered his bone to lie got ready. The
bill, of course, was presented to trim.
" O," said the gentleman, " Mr. ,
my relative, will pay this. "
•Very good, sir," aaid the stable
keeper ;* " please get so order from Mr.
The hone was put up again, and away
went the country gentleman to the store
where Die merchant kept.
"Well" aaid he, "Ism going now."
" Are you ?" said the genticmau.
"Well, good-bye, sir."
" Well abont my horas ; the man aaid
the bill must be paid for his keeping."
"Well. I suppose that is all right,
" Yea—well, but yon kaow I'm your
wife's cousin."
" Yea," said the merchant, " I know
you are, but your horse is not"
A Horkiulf Heath —Cspt Thomas
J. Ilarrv. s Government storekeeper, in
the suburbs of Cincinnati, was missed,
and on search I wing made for him, the
liobr of the nnfortunate man was discov
ered in an open tub, containing the worm
of the still and a quantity of boiling
water; the body when recovered was
literally boiled. When last seen t'apt
Ram was sitting by an open window,
reading ; below him, on the outside of
the apartment where be waa at the time,
was the tub where his body was subse
quently found. The distance between
this window and Die tab was about fonr
feet, so that the supposition, at first en
tertained. that he had been seized with
s fainting fit and fallen from the window
into Die tub, does not appear probable,
since he could not very well have fallen
across the distance from the window to
where he was found without help. It is
reported that Capt Barry was an im
portant witness iu certain whiskey cases,
and suspicions that his horrible death
was caused by the agency of interested
parties are rife in Cincinnati.
The "Cboton Watkb Works" or
ROME.—In old Rome there were nine
aqueducts to supply the oitv with water,
and the amount furnished for each in
hnbitant could hardly be less than three
hundred gallous foreacli person daily,
or more than six times as much as ia
supplied to each person in London at
the present time. One of their aque
duct# was fifty-four miles long, and one
forty-two miles long. No modern city
ever had such i>erfect arrangements for
baths and perfect cleanness as Rome.
The Roman sewers for carrying off the
tilth of the city were also more perfect.
The main one, the cloaca maxima, had a
aeries of small channels flowing into it
from all parts of the eity, and render
ing her drainage most complete. y
IT is the duty of thoee interested in
building up cities and towns to patronize
and support their local newspapers first.
In almost every county in the country
there is a newspaper published, and it is
the duty of the farmers, mechanics, mer
chants, and property-holders there to
support the paper, if it be live. Atten
tion will be called to their town. Peo
ple will be attracted there. The paper
and its place of publication become
known. When we see a live newspaper
we at once think it la printed in a live
town, by a live man, for live men do nor
long remain in dead placet.
Facta and Fancies.
At Paul's spire is 404, and At Peter's
44 fret from the ground.
.Motto for a Fancy Goods Dealer—
" Now all men liy these presents "
There were 160,000 horse* in Paris,
and out of that number 00,600 Suave been
killed for food
A hollow log, rafted to s Jersey saw
mill, waa found to contain a hundred
snnfiah ia a torpid state.
" It ia known that abont 100,000 prison
er* were taken in Paris, with 1,400 con
non and 400 field pimm and mitrailleuses.
A Boston girl complains thai, desiring |
to learn the cabinet making trade, she
: <rn hooted out of every shop she applied
The laUwt bracelets are hands nearly
two inches wide, the gold relieved by
polished bosses aet on the fiat dim sur-
• Jackson Frame, who baa a stage ran
between Pittsfieid and Dover, N. H., for
nineteen years past, has driven about
166,000 miles, or more than six times
' round the world.
[ An enterprising Louiaianian la repor-
I ted to have insured his hfe and then hired
, a man to nam annate him, thus eircum
1 venting the clause vitiating a policy in
, case of suicide.
The new shade* in evening silks are
M peach bhmaom" and "sky blue" for
I the blondes, and Die "camel" shades,
i ranging from saffron to pale cream oclor,
i for the brunette.
The " Retells jacket" la a new and I
very stylish bit at wearing apparel just
introduced for the promenade. The
material is of velvet or silk, and the
trimming exceedingly rich and showy.
At a recent wedding in New York, the
happv pair received no lew than four
grand pianos from admiring friend# in
different parts of the country. 9a#%|
think of starting a Conservatory of Ma
An illustration in CWteri, represent*
PruMMian* carrying away all the clock* ia
"•Prance, and Chain remark* - " Tbey
may cany off all the docks, but they
will not prevent (he hour of vengeance
! from striking.
A wealthy bachelor married, off hand,
] a IxMiitifuJ young lady whom he caught
inspecting cook-stoves at the (air.
Hixscw them yon can't get within forty
rods of the stove dejmrtineat for the
i crowd of pretty giris.
" Long engagements," writes a young
lady, are going ont at fashion, young
'men being at last convinced of the
stupidity of making matrimonial pro
isaals until they are hi a pocibou to ful
fill their promise at onee.
A conductor of the Boston and Provi
dence Railroad received from a psssen
: get, a day or two since. a ticket ironed
•vita* twenty years ago, which had not
been used in the meantime. It had the
words *'first-claw" printed upon it
A little girl ia West. Virginia, busily
engaged working a pair of dippers in
tended for a birthday gift to her hither,
•aid to one of her playmates: " I Drink
you are real lucky, fur your papa has got
only one leg, and you needn't work but
[ one. '*
At a juvenile party in Lowell, one lit
:De fellow, rejoicing in the splendor of
■ hi* new clothes, sidled up to another
i with the triumphant remark, " Vou ain't
a* well dressed as I am," " Well," re
torted the other, "I can Bek you, any- g
The kfarioii ComammmmMk furnishes
us with the following marriage notice,
which we must admit is somewhat stony
-Married at PKntetone. by the Rev.
Mr. Windstone. Mr. Nehemiah Sandstone
and Mis* Wilhrlmina Whetstone, btrih of
"It is said," reports the Boston Hm*W,
" that some four or five years ago Dm
clerks employed in ooe of the banks that
ha* recently suffered from Jt-faloatiun,
applied to the directors few incrense of
salaries. This request was not granted,
but the clerks were told Dud if thejr
needed more money they moat earn it
Hanllv one of the siteeeasfnl journal
ists in ('hieago had, it ia stated, in his
early life, any kind of newspaper experi
ence or aspiration. One of them was a
druggist, another a college professor, a
thud a merchant, a fourth a public
riuger, a fifth a broker, and the auth a
The pine forests of Pennsylvania are
rspidlv melting sway. For ten year*
the romsnmption of Dmber to snpply
the numerous sawmills at Williamsport
alone ha* been immense. The amount
of logs rafted out of Abe boom for the
present season will cat over U5.000.000
feet of boards.
According to the current rule, water
boil* at the depth, in the earth, of 2480
rmrds ; lead melts at 8400 ; there is a
red beat at seven mike : gold melts at
twenty-one; cast iron at seventy-four,
and soft iron at ninety-seven miles. This
would give flak! fire, so to speak, at a
depth of one hundred milese #
The national account, in Britain, with
the Oneen thus stand#: For the civil list
of the Queen. £453,000 Prince of Wales.
£113.587 ; other princes and princesses
£82,000 ; total, £652,187. Tim income
is : From Crown lands, £336,000 ; Duchy
of Lancaster, £31,000 ; Duchy Corn
wall £63,587 : total £430.587. - |
The streets of Paris, although badly
lighted, appear to be very quiet and sale
at night. They are in fact so sflent af
ter eleven o'clock that it is difficult to
believe the city is a great capital full of
soldier*. The men are to be seen in
swarm* during daytime, but at night
disappear into their quartern, and order
is kept by the National Guards.
A gentleman was distributing bread
in a certain quarter of Paris, He had a
slice in his pocket, scraps of which he
was throwing to a dog. It startled him
when a woman ran out of a doorway and
begged him to give her for her child
thebread he was throwing to the dog.
Hhe waa a ladv—God help her!— Die
wife of a surgeon, who waa in Die south
with the army, and her infanta were
A servant girl who has just been ad
monished by her mistrens to be very
careful in " washing-up" the best tee
things, was over-heard shortly afterwards
in the back kitchen, indulging in the
following soliloquy, while in the act of
wiping the sugar-basin : "If I was to
drop this 'ere hasin. and was to catch it;
I s'pose I should catch it; but if I was
to drop it, and wasn't to catch, I rocken,
I just should catch it."
The Warsaw (Wyoming County) JVSne-
Yorkrr tells a little story at its own
expense. ReeenUy it advertised for a
copy of its own issue for July 7, to com
plete a file, and an appreciative lady
subscriber, who carefully preserve her
papers, reminded the publisher that he
had a patrioUc or lazy spasm this week,
and skipped one issue because of the
occurence of the forth of July, a circum
stance which had entirely escaped hie
A very curious and interesting story is
sent to ns, from Easton, Md., concern
ing a turtle that has lately turned up
there. It appears that in the year 1800
two boys caught a terrapin and one of
them carved upon its back his initul#.
Die date, 1800, a spread eagle and E
phtribtu UHttm. Nothing was thought
or remembered of the incident until the
other day, when a turtle was caught in
the Cloptaok River, having these marks,
and then it was that the survivor of the
pair, now an old and venerable gentle
man. told the story of the boyish frolic.
The ease presents a very strange coinci
dence and also demonstrates the extreme
age to which the terrapin may attain.
A nomadic tragedian recently went to
the capital of Arkansas, and was waited
upon by a committee of the learned men
of the "town to ascertain what he pro
posed to give them In the way of enter
tainment. " 1 should be happy to pre
sent to you genDeman, Shakespeare's
•Hamlet,' 'Othello,' and 'King Lrar
but I regret exceedingly that, as you
have no regular theatre, 1 shall be forced
to content myself with readings from the
poets." "Nevermind," said the spokes
man of the party; "we shall be entirely
satisfied with your programme. Shake
speare does very well for New York and
Boston, but in Little Rock he's about'
played out
NO. 12.

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