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1B * Wn VBjard.
In the dewy depUißpf the graveyard,
I He in the UnJ| prae*.
And watch, in thwuwauf aiure.
The whit* etnuiAAlila peea.
The binl* in the djnilWfcbranches
Sing gajly ovsrtfsJG'
Gray somes like seatiiK-i iwretre*
• Are guarding the siSntdaed
The early towers sleep abided
In the cool green noonday gloom;
The broken tight fat' shuddmi .
On the cold white lace of Wis tisnh.
Without, the world Hi wtuUug 5k.,
lu the todtiite low ocOwl,
Rt the sunlight falls and feheapfj^
When it tall* on the churchyard led.
g. d. m jfc,* ' '■
On me the joyous capture
Ot a heart"* first lore ie shed.
Ral H falls on my hwart as coldly
As snnligbt ou" thwiead.
The Han*# f Heath,
#: atonal John Hay. la his " thculleu ftaya,"
Veils the Wotv of sis 14#nuke. who ahv.t up hU
sUU-ly nuuaWS when his J-*g wit- wsscarried
out of it, and left It to fall hjt.s deesy in the
wriJat of snrrenuditig lifr. 1
Not * hand WUffe-1 the IstcUct
Since ahr w<t nut oJ th- d.wr;
• Nt> tonatepe >hs!t ■#** tl threefaold
. fiutce *pe can rotaattt *• soot*.
Then- i* mat ipa 5.-to sullita<c.
Ami mould sml hi; ni. n the watts;
And silence fointJm 'hehawkers,
Aad darkm-ee wstts ia the halt* :
Wail* as aU things hw W#*i waiting,
Since site went, thst dsy f Spring.
BoTOe m her palls) splendor.
Th .tWellth the l\mrU vt the King,
With lili on Uro end Uwotu,
With robes of silken sheen. j
Awl 1. r w.v.i.Vrfct Rosen heaaty,
TK, hßc# and stlkbonresn.
Bed mesa she left behind her.
Rut they died king, ksug. ago ;
Taws the odorous gn.wt of snloasom
That seemed through the dusk to gkw,
Thegsraseaw she left caoek the shadi'we
With hints of womanly grace.
And her image swim* in the mirror
That was so need to her face.
The birds make insolent IUUSI
• Where the sunshine not* outank,
And. (i* KimUare merry and wanton,
WUii tb* aamnwr'* pomp and pride.
But into this desolate mansn-u.
Where lore hse closed the door,
Nv etraahine nor eammer shall eater,
Htnce she can come in no mere.
2 wirrr LGTB DID.
• Button! button! who's got the but
ton r
These word* Ml in hurried accent* ol
vexation from the cherry-ripe lips of Mm
Luiv Mare, aud fere "accompanied by a
fairy aralaachv o( fivacioatuig scream*.
Sho was just about to step aboard the car*
when she discovered her hvss.
"Oh dear 1 It was on when I started.
What ran have become of it 7 1 can never
match ft ijv this world !"
And jbf cast A Wok of consternation at
the vacant juacc on her sacque, where
there should have been a targe agate but
"Why doa't you look around for it F*
she demand oil of ber handsome cousin,
fherald Wentworth* who was to see her
l#-ly starred on her journey.
tie elevated his eyebrows at her impe
rious tone, and scanned the ground at their
"What are ywy.looking at, Tom Shelly 1
Tou'd better "go back to yivur greasy ma
, chiiiwekop, unless you can find uy button!"
.Ti ustJUully lifhal his hat. bowed low to
conceal a sbade of pain that passed across
hie fact*, hod walked away, lie bad come
to take a last look at the despotic little
lieaiiKy lefrte she pa.*sd from hit vision.
- *pmay fiVreeer. 'She was the ineanuitioii
to hnn of all -that was bright, winning,
sprorhtlv. and lovable: aud after she wt
gone he would muse and dream about her.
when she, perhaps, would bestow only an
occasional, transient thought on him as an
aluuuamong her home reminisce use*.
Just then th* darning whistle sounded,
and Misa Ware fas compelled, sorely
against ber will, to submit to her loss, and
proceed on her joiniiey.
She waved -he*, handkerchief, Gerald
Wentworth waved his bat, and then the
latier Tom Shelly.
"SinOra high-towd little piece. Shelly," 1
rekol Oljri! Miss Ware. She mto
h} gone lor a lagf time, I believe*r
"All winter.^T
Tom ' ale looked at bis rusty 1
clothes, and them with the ele
gant suit ot bis companion.
"SheS pretty proud, isn't ahe 7"
"Proud as Lucifer's vgster—if he had
shtttghed WuUwwrtli. "Though I.'
doa'tfMiuw At tn af that. I
ibinkAA , *- , 'l deal of h'-t my*rit "
••Yen SHEA BIT ooaain. vou know."
VKi iMy heantdw."
"And ahe know* it too.*'
Ton waa riieiit. Oe did not (eel capable !
of maintaining his careies* tone; so he
looked straight ahead, and planted his beeb 1
on the pavement with vigor as he stepped 1
"They say you're the best man in Dim- 1
ning's niadiinc-abop, Shelly. How's that 7" i
H'mme the Uiaeaiii. -uop aud its grcas*-
and dirt F* exclaimed Shellv "1 wish I'd 1
chosen some more genteel ta*.nesg." I
"Well, it isn't as neat as it might be, to
I* sure. But still, when you get up to the
top, it's all right. Look at Dunning—bow I,
he stands in the community, lie began
by kindling the Arte, you know." ,
Here the two turned off in different di
rections. Their brief con vet nation passed
from Wentworth'* uicd immediately ; but < |
Tom retnetnbered it, dwelling and lingering
on each word, and turning it over and over
in his mind. There was no torture so de
lightful to him a*> to bear Lucy M are
talked about, and to meditate oo whatever
concerned her in near or remote degree.
He watebed by stealth her smiles, and was
angry with all the world because be could
not resist tb# infatuation. For be ought.
to have dismissed her from bis thoughts
with contempt after she refused one night
to go to a concert with him because he did
not dress well enougti. He was wuumled
and cut* but the circumstance did not
bring common -cam: to his bead. lie
sulked, aud toiled, and hoped with a miser
able, doubting hope, and pocketed his fif
teen dollars a week, and was still an abject
Mis# Ware was going to New York to
spend the winter wtth a wealthy aunt, and
now he had her last words to think ot—a
command to go back to bis greasy machine
When be left the shop that night it was
to walk home with How step# and a
thoughtful free. Ruminations in which
there were gleams of sense, energy, and
purpose ran through his head.
He found supper waiting, and sat down
opposite his mother with an absent, preoc
cupied look.
"Are you tired, Tom ?'
' No, not particularly."
"I thought you looked so."
"Dunning iktrat at the bottom, didn't
be, mother? And why cau't I work up
to where he stand* now f Yes, Went
worth waa right. PI! do it!"
"Do what, Tom V*
"Oh, nothing—only I'm not going to
stand at the lathe ail my life—l can tell
you that.*
"Why, what's the matter, T#m ? Aren't
you doing very well Sow P
"N j. u'm nothing but a greasy, be
grimed laborer. But I'll make my mark
yet, /r give up the gho*t."
"Mercy ! don't talk so. 1 thought you
were very well satisfied."
"Satisfied !* contemptuously.
"It is wrong to murmur against one's
lot. We ought to be thankful—"
"Don't mention the ward 'thankful' to
me! Pardon me, mother, I don't mean to
speak unkindly; but—well, there's going
to be a change ; that's all."
"You don't mean that you are going to
leave Mr. Dunning ?"
"No, no."
"What was it about Mr. Wentworth V
"Oh, I met him to-day"—Tom blushed
—"and he reminded me of how Dunning
began as a chore-boy, and of the way be
staads now. And 1 thought, why can't
one do it as well as another 7 Why can't
I do it?"
Tom looked at his mother in a defiant,
argumentative way.
"I'm sore I don't know," she replied,
slightly nonplussed. "But you shouldn't
deceive youmlf by building air-castles."
•Til take care of that. But Fife jot an
idea that I mean to work out. It may
amount to nothing."
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor,
"Wh.t i* it. Tow /"
''l can't tell YOU DOW. \ou know that
brain* >omotmu* make won- money than
hand*. II 1 could only in*rut roinetliiug."
Mr*. Slulh shook lur head doabllully,
"Inveiiturv arc generally bail -hnuued orea
j euro*."
"Not by a deal! You ought to lie
a*hatned to *isudor them. Think of what
they have done for the world."
Tom left the table with his tueal but
half flnished. and thiew him*e!f down uu
the couch. Putting his hand in hi* |mcki-t
it catue iu contact with something that
sent a crimson flood to bis face. He rose
fca>tilv aud went up tu his room. He lit a
lamp, aud smiled in exultatiou a* he laid
a -mall object ou the table. It was Mix*
; l.ucy Ware's mlssiug button. Yes, Torn
had seen It when it dropped, picked it up,
ami reaolved to keep it as a remembrancer
of the tautaliting airvu who had so be
witched hiui. Some time, perhaps, he
wvwld return it. lie chuckled as he
thought ul ber diacouttiturr, aud her bli**-
lul ignorance of who was the }K)essor of
' tb# lost trinket. Then the toolish fellow
gaxed at it long and earnmtlv, finally plac
ing it in an inside pocket of bis vest.
He went to a shelf on which w a ranged
a choice collection of actontiflc works, took
one down, and eomiueuced reading. But
his thoughts refusing to concentrate thriu
selves on the subject of the Isavk. he tinaliv
flung it aside and went down stairs. He
astouished bis mother for the r**t of the
evening by being unusually gay and vira
cious. He |ierpetrated fearful jokes, and
IK. th laughed until the team ran dowii
their cheeks, thus insuiuig a good night's :
But a change was ratuiug The next
day Tcuu bought pencil*, compasses, and
drafting pw{ier. and in the evening shut:
himself up iu his room. This was repeated
tile next evening, and the next, and at the
end of a week his mother learned to look
no mote for the pleasant hours tbev had j
been wont to spend together after tea.
Tom grew pale, and his face assumed a
thoughtful, resolute look. And soon he
drew half of bis two hundred dollars from
the bank and fitted up a little workshop
iu a back chamber. Here the sound of
filing and hammering was heard late into
the hours of almost every evening. Tom
was working out hh idea, whatever it was ;
and it was plainly no child's play with
him, but a game in which be had utaked |
hh all—a battle for life or death. His j
earnest face told this, always soberly med
itative now, and scarcely ever relaxing into
a smile. His mother noticed this; Mr.
Dunning noticed it: his friends noticed it;
but be discharged all bb daily duties with
rigid fidelity, and gave short answers to
expressions of concern. And thus the win
ter passed.
One August day Mr. Dunning said :
"Shelly, vou are entitled to a vacation,
and you look as though you needed it. Go!
ofl for a couple of week*. Your pay shall
go ou the same."
"I don't want it now, Sir. I'm all
"Ah, but I'm afraid you are not all j
right. You are pale and thin."
"I would prefer to work cm for the pres
ent," persisted Tom. "I may want a vaca
tion before long. I'll ask for it when 1 ilo."
"All right. Don't be afraid to mention
it. Only don't wait till the busy season " ;
For the next three weeks Tom atuck
later than ever to his little workshop even
ings, and often toiled there nntil the wee'
*uull hours were tolled out by the lonely,
solemn town clock.
At the end of that time he went to Mr.
Dunning with bright, almost happy-look
ing eyes. Yet he had a jaded, exhausted
' Now, Sir, I w ant my vacation."
"M*hew!" said Mr. Dunning. "We've
just got in some big orders, you know."
"I can't help it. Sir. 1 must have a!
"You ma*//"
"I'm sorry, Sir; but rather than uot
have it, I'd throw up my place."
"Why, what's the row, Shelly ? Any
thing going wrong P'
"No, Sir. I hope you will pardon my
perabtenee. but can I go for a week 1"
"Well, yc#.'' said Mr. Dunning, reflect
ively, "I suppose so. You ought to haTe
taken it in the summer, though. But
since ym ask for only a week, yon shall
have it."
That night Tom packed something very
carefully in a small box, bade his mother
good-bye, and started for Wasbingtoo. |
"Upon nty word, Shelly, 1 did not know
there was so much in you!"
Tom Shelly and Mr. Dunning were clos
eted together iu the latter's private office,
with some papers spread out before them,
and a small brass model of a machine
standing on the desk.
"Wcfi, Sir, since you approve of it, and
think it likely to answer iu purpose, sup
pose we talk "business."
"Yes. You have capital, and I have the
E stent. There's money in tbe machine,
ut it will take money to bring it out."
"Veiy true."
"Well, your capital invested in these
works is one hundred thousand dollars.
I'll put in my invenlioo at fifty thousand,
and own one-third of the establishment."
"11a! 1 should think you might!"
"Or, if you like, I will travel two
months, and w# bow the thing ia likely to
take before we make any agreement."
"DonH you think you've got your ideas
up rather high on the matter T'
"Perhaps I have," an*wered Tom, cool
ly ; "but I don't propone to go begging, and
let others grow rich out of what I ought
to bare."
"Such thing* are all experiments—great
"I know, Sir; but you aee what it is,
and the need it supplies, and it is for you
to say whether you will run the risk of
taking bold of it."
Mr. Dunning paused and reflected. "I
will look tbe matter over," he said at
length, "and you may come here to-mor
row evening."
This was aa satisfactory as Tom could
have expected, and so be withdrew.
When be went home he asked h'w moth
er (to whom he had confided naught of bis
plans) bow she would like to live in Judge
Graham's bouse on Main Street.
"The Judge is going to Europe, and
wants to sell."
"What is thst to us, Tom ? We can't
buy his house."
•'Well, we msy be able tosomc time."
"Some timo! What away you have of
looking ahead, Tom!"
"It's better to look ahead than behind,
I think."
Tout went up stair*, threw himself track
in a chair, ana took Lucy Ware's button
out. He fingered the memento over and
over, gazed on it, anil finally pre wed it to
hi< lips stealthily, as if he (eared some one
might be looking. Then he wondered
what Mr. Dunning* decision would be,
and revolved in his mind all the contingen
cies of success or failure. He slept but
little that night, for his whole future hung
on the interview of twenty-four hour*
New-Year's night! A silver wedding !
Mr. Dunning'* mansion was thrown open
and thronged with his friends. It was no
stately affair. The childreu were there as
well as tbe old folks, and tbe house was
aglow with merriment and good cheer.
There were beautiful presents, smiling
congratulations, and shaking of hand*;
bright-eyed girls, with dazzling dreeses and
shining white shoulders; dignified matron*
in stately silks and diamonds, benignant
lathers in glowy broadcloths and sober
kick; elegant young men in swallow-tails
and white vests: screaming children, with
> wild, delighted countenances ; and tin- buzz
i ami nut lr ami din ami clatter of a crowd
that had dismissed dull care for the nonce,
ami was bent ou making a night of it
Torn Shelly was there, ai d *o \vs* Lucy
Ware. The former nu surrounded by
friomU ami DeW acquaintances eager to
congratulate bttu on a recent important
event—namely, hw ttlmMw a partner
with Mr. Duantug
"Dminim; A Shelly hat a very respect
ablc sound," aaid one.
"Accept wy congratulation* ou your
Iguod fortune." aaid ttwtkrr.
••Well, Tow, your luck ha* OMU* at last."
"You dawm Your luck- every bit of
it," were the wont* of an old Irieud.
Tow received all tbia with due graic
and uiodralv. A few Tt-utured to sound
hitu, to tret his intelligence, but were
speedily aatwtied ou that w. He was a
thoughtful reader, and possessed a little
*(ock of book* that many ut tho*e around
1 hitu would hate done well to substitute
for the unwholesome sweet meat* with
which they were wout to legale their
lu the meantime Tow i soliloquising
mentally. He is crowing native, awl louga
to speak to Lucy Ware. But he wondcra
how she will rtceive him--whether his
good fortune will wake him more attractive
to ber. And if it doe*, and if certaiu
hope, he was cherished aie fulfilled, will it
; be ht that wins her, or something else ?
Will it be a cash match or a hire match f
t>r won't it be any match at alt, and is
*uob siwculation idle ? These were per
plexing question-, ami TotU found himself
unable to consider them with that coolness
of judgment he had resolved with hi mac If
to bring to bear on the matter.
At last Tow approached her, and as he
; drew near felt a choking thrill. She wa
just a* beautiful as ever, and gave him a
glance out of her liquid black eytm that
rippled up trow under the long lashes like
a tiood of sunlight.
But in spite of the wild earner into
which hh blood was tired, he bade her
good evening, touched her glove palm, aud
uttered some commonplace remark with
Terr praiseworthy nonchalance.
J list then a set was forming to dance
and one couple was wanting. Of course
Tom asked Miss Ware for the honor, etc.,
and the two inarched on the llor.
•'You will allow me to express my pleas
ure at rour new advancement, will you
not V site asked, in a tone iu which there
was just a shade of tremulous me*.
•*oh, certainly, if you take enough inter
est in me to feel any pleasure at it."
•'Why. of course 1 do. 1 always feel
interested in those deserving of SUOCVHS."
Her tone was charmingly frank now.
"Oh. that'* it, i it r aaid Tom. a little
disappointed. The sparkle in Mi** Ware's
eyes dilated a little.
"Well, 1 got it by bard work," he said.
"1 went back to my greasy machine-shop
that time, as you bid me."
"What do you mean?"
"Have you forgotten about it I It wa
win n you went to New York to visit your
aunt. You lost y our button at the depot,
you know, and told me to go tack to my
greasy machine-shop if I couldn't find it."
Mb* Ware blushed acwriet. ,4 Oh, do not
speak of that. It was very rude in me. I
suppose you had forgotten it. I was only
in fun."
"But I wan't." Tom'a tone was rather
stern, ami Lucy looked up quickly. "L
made a vow then."
'•Oh dear ! I hope 1 wasn't the means
of your making a vow."
••Do you 7 And suppose you were—
what then f Is there anything so very
alarming about making vows F*
"I don't know. Tbev're so very seldom
"Ah, but this out is partially fulfilled
already, and will be entirely suit time.
That is, only one thing can prevent it."
Mis Lucy did not ask what that one
thing was, but grew reserved, and during
the rest of the quadrille did not look into
Tom's face with her previous unembar
rassed freedom. The conversation had
been carried ou disjotntedly during the
pauses in the dancing. When the last fig
ure was finished Miss Ware said :
"Oh dear, lam so tired of dancing! Let
us walk in the other room, and see what
the children are doing."
Her hand still rested on Tom'* arm, and
they made their way into anot her apart -
ment, where a merry throng of boys ami
girl* were partaking of the pleasure* of that
old and exciting game, "Button ! button!
who's got the button 7"
"That's a good old game," said I-ucy,
glancing at the children. ,
"Button! button! who's got the but
ton ?" came in ringing tone* from one of
the players.
"I've got it P 1 exclaimed Tom.
"No, Sir; I've got it myself!" shouted a
merry, blue-eyed girl, betrayed into letting
out her secret.
A little scene of confusion followed, and
then the game went on.
Lucy Ware had looked up at Tom in
surprise. "What made you say tuat F'
she asked.
"Because it is true." he answered, look
ing at her with a mischievous twitch of
the eye.
Mi*s Lucy looked puzzled.
"Do you want to see it V
"Yea," she answered, with a doubttu 1
fie reached io his pocket and held tome
thing out in bis hand.
"Why," *he exclaimed, in amazement,
"that's mine! Where did you get it ? It's
the one i lost."
"I know it."
She blushed vividly, and was utterly
"Please explain," she said.
"Oh, there's not much to explain. I j
picked it up when you lost it that time."
"And why did you not give it to me 7" 1
"I preferred to keep it. 1 took it to
my greasy machine-shop."
' Please don't.
Tom laughed, and grew immediately
serious again. He had to screw hs cour
age up to the sticking point to utter the
next words.
"I kept it because 1 loved you!" he
"Oh " And Miss Lucy hid her face in
her hands, while her heart beat violently.
"And I haven't got over it yet!" he said,
This was a very auilacious remark, and
Tom had to take breath after it. Miss
Ware also breathed audibly. But she did
not spurn him with indignation—no, Air
from it. Tom Anally aaid, in a voice a
trifle unsteady :
"I made a vow that morning, part of
which was to work my way out of that
greasy machine-shop. I've done that. The
next part was to keep the button until its
owner cared enough for it to—repay—to—
that is, to give herself to me as a condition
of its restoration."
Miss Ware looked into his face with
swimroiug eyes, yet out of the depths ot
wbieli still welled up a fountain of irre
pressible roguery.
"But my sacone has gone out of fashion
now, and the button will be of no use to
me," she said.
Tom looked at ber earnestly.
"And, besides, I think you ought to be
willing to give more than a button for
what you ask."
Tom flushed a little at this, but suddenly
seized her band and exclaimed with energy:
"1 can give the whole love of an undi
vided heart—a life-long devotion—a love as
unchanging and unstirring as the sun that
shines ! Will do that 7"
"I don't know but it will," came in a
faint murmur.
And so the old, old game was played,
and who shall say that bearta did not win J
The opium trade in India will net
840,000,000 next year.
T IUUKTI of Yellow IVtrr.
' l( U hardly piiaHililf, MttVM a torn*-
' (Hindeut, thut Egypt in oi>r darkest days
f plague mill famine, i-uuU liuve piv
' aciited u wore il<-|'|orul>l<- picture of uf-
I fering mill il< solution than (hut which iu
t to 1h- wcu to-day in the frwMiililrD city
of ltut*uuu Aynw, in Houtii America.
Until recently, the IM-nuiifu) capital of
tin- Argentine Republic, nituat.il on the
ltio *!• In I'hltrt, hau bccU llotill for the
aalulurity of it* climate. Thoii|(h during
the <iuiunit-r season, mvaaioual oaae* of
, yellow fever would invar among the
I jnniTiiit nild luont nhjet't fhevnw, the mal
ady randy uiude its appearance among
the I tetter clauaee, who were more inn*-
j full if their diet and avoided rponani to
the hurtling ray* of the mid day uu.
Nor did the diawM- at any time ever be
-4 innue epidemic. Iu the latter part of
I February bi*t, the yellow fe\er suddenly
appenretl iu |!ui-Ui Ayrex, wua confined
( to the low est ho vela on the river-frvut,
r mid though for nearly a mouth the
deallia exceeded the usual mortality very
largely. very little attention a a* jaiid by
' the authori'tiea to the virulence of the
| disease, About the middle of March,
i though the disease luul uot yet coin
, menoed ita direful work in the upjx-r
( ■ |rt of the city, ita fearful ravage* utnoug
, the lower orders, the majority of whom
i are Italian emigrant*, ut laat aroused the
> fears of the people generally, aud pub
lic meetings were held ill every jairt of
the pestileutiid city, to devise plans and i
j raise the mean* by charitable eontribu
t tioua to siiivor the m -dy and stay the
C progress of the epidemic. I'an ie-strick
en. tlnwe who conld fire fl.-d with the
utuioat pnvipitatiou. The exodus wan
indeed general ; rich and poor hastily
decani|ied ; in fact, every UH.IV that could
manage to leave tlie infected preeiucta
departed horridly, leaving the once •
livi-1 v and lovely capital almost deserted.
All tin* villas and tow na within fifty miles
of Buenos Ay re# became the refuge of
ita terror-stricken in ha nit ants, who suf
fered untold mysteries and discomfort*
in consequence of the utter impossibility
of the country people to make adequate
provision for Mu-ni all. Iu the little
towus of Belgrano, Moron, Lujuu. Flo
res, and Han Isidro, all iu the vicinity of
Biienoa Ayrca, the spectacle was a pitia
ble one indeed. Crowded within the
narrow rouflues of the most aqitaiid and
filtliy hovel*, and huddled iu mas os uu
der open sheila, were seen delicate and
refim-d women, with their ehildien, en
during almost incredible sttfii-riug by ac
tual hunger and exposure to the drrueh
ing rains of the wet -.-arton. in order to
em-ape, if |aMtiihh*, the fatal routagion
which surrounded their luxurious home*
in the city.
With a population of considerably
over two hundred thousand. But no*
Aires, by the 4th of April hat had Usui
decimated bv dea'li of nearly thirty
thousand of ita inhabitants, while fully
one hundred thousand had taken flight to
the country towns leaving seam* sixty
thousand in the city, one half nearly of
whom were invalids and convalescents,
unable to assist in t-ariug for their nick
fellow-citizen*. Most of the public
buildings in the city, including nearly
: all tlie churches, llntUm>, und ciub- ■
houuM, were converted into public him- J
pitaK The gran l Cathedral, the richly i
endowed Temple, the U-uutifnl Tentro j
Colon, ou the phza de h Victoria : the
Teatro Victoria, oil the C'ulle Victoria ;
the Teatrn Argentino, on the Calle Can
gallo. and the Foreigu Clulehooae. on
the Calle Hon Mantio, hail all Usui for
weeks overcrowded with tlie juundio-d
--loukiug victim* of the peatileooe, some,
it is true, slowly recovering, with just
tin- lain* semblance of v. hat they once
were, but fnauy, very many, dying rap
idly. surrounded with all the loathsome
ness of the black vomit in its most hide
> ous form.
A bunt IJrhlilir K4s
It nci-ms to be proved that copJieT
point* on lightning-rods art more liable
to fusion by lightning than those of iron,
although ropjx-r is u much lietter con
ductor of electricity. In H discussion of
this subject before the Belgium Academy
of Science, it was stated that in fourteen
cam-s of jmrtial or total fusion of the
points, seven were >f copjver. three of
iron, and four of platinum. The round
iron rod has the advantages Viva the
square. It should increase in diameter
downwards, and should consist of six-feet
length*, each welded together. If the
' ground-string of the conductor is to le
led overground, it ought to be eleven- !
sixteenth* of an inch diameter, and if
underground, three-fourths of uu inch ;
in either case to be made of l.ar-iron aud
not of wire-cable. The i-opper cone to j
be eleven-.--iiteeutils of an inch iu diame
ter, screwed, and one and an eighth inch
long—tlie iron-rod adjoining to lie screw- j
ed similarly—but one to have a left and
the other a right handed thread, joined
by a corresponding screwed socket, the
end* of the rod* abutting against each
other ; *ll the other joints to lie made in
the some way. Ihe horizontal string of
tlie conductor is to lie joined to the ver
tical by hand-soldering—a ring welded I
from the former to the latter; the ground- j
string terminating in a cast-iron pijx
tilled with charcoal, ami with n hermeti
cally. closed cover, screwed at the part
where the conductor paasi-s through—the
end of the conductor being screwed into
a metallic dice.
What It Costs England to Hold India.
In presenting the military budget for
India, Major ClenenU Norman suit! that
1 for the coming year 1871-2 the estimated
| military expenditure iu India ia £12,-
i 410,000, nml the receipts £HOf,O<X) ; "leav
ing a net estimated expenditure of £ll,-
flOfi.OOO—a amaller expenditure than that ]
iof the last year, and, therefore, the
amalleat since the mutiny, although a
new charge of £OO,OOO i* inserted for the
: cost in India of overland tnunqxirtx.
The expenditure iu Kngland is estimated
at £3,574,000, and the receipts at £14,-
000, making a total net military exiiendi
ttire in India and Eugland of £15,165,-;
1000, being £231.000 less than the revised j
; estimate for 1870-71. The force main-,
: taincd during the year 1870-71 hud Ix-en
i —0,545 British officer*, 60,425 British
nnn-commisKioned ofticers aud soldiers,
122,122 native soldiers, 14,187 Govern
ment horses, with 424 Held gnus, and 1
the estimated foree of 1871-72 ia 6,436
olfieera, 60,445 British soldiers, 121,081 i
native soldiers, 13,253 Government
horaea, with 304 field guns, excluding 1
16 mortars of heavy field laitterie*.
pArMtaisM.—lu England, pnnpcri.su;
has become frightful. Its magnitude is
now readily appreciated, from the fact
thut ita relief ia a mutter of law aud is
■ brought under a single bureau of the |
j government. Under existing poor laws .
the English Government dishuiscs up
wards of $40,000,000. This covers,'
however, all the expense of work-lumsea, j
which combine orphan aud foundling
! asylums, hospital* aud gjins-housrs.
But betides the inmates of these insti- i
tutions there is an immense class of per- I
sons receiving temporary relief, and i
culled the out-door poor. The propor
tion of out-door poor to in-door jxior is .
j 7 to 2, and there is one pauper to every ;
1 twenty inhabitants in Englmd and W ales.
In London, a few years since, the ratio
of private to public relief -van about
' forty cents on the dollar, und the con
tributions and poor rates of the capital
averaged something over four dollars to
each inhabitant.
It is estimated that during the Franco
Prussian war 150 pounds of lead were
fired nwav in bullets to even man killed.
Haw Farmers are Swindled.
We publish herewith a ntutenieiil
which we find iu the Hi-ury Co. (lowa
/'rem. Wedo it in order that fanuci •
who are tucliued to lie credulous con
cerning the b'utclilcnt of |a!ut right
vender*, tin peddlm, aeed i<riler taker*
and ail of that ilk, may take warning,
I'liU is only one instance among wore*
thut have conic hi our knowledge,when
a deliberate swindle Wo* perpetrated.
But the farmer doe* not always find it
out until it is too late to provide a rem
edy, llere ia the article :
Lost week, two uieu with a leu in ewlle.l
at the ivnidvuce of Aaiou H. Thomas, in
Sew Lomlou Towu*hip, in this i-ountv.
and exhibited a new seil'c frame, and
wire cloth for fatiuiiig-milN. Thev gave
their names a* ('. \V. Htctcns, and J. P.
Preston, Steven* claimitig to be the
Imti ntee and iniuiufactuier of the
new improvement, but from the uuiiopn
larily of punui right vender*, did not
Icopoee to hell rights,but the article itself.
Ie desired Mr. Thomas to act as his
agent to sell the seivea for him, aud
offering to pay him thirty-three aud a
{third jx-r c*ut. coniuiiaaion on all talea.
lie hod with him two huudred aud fifty
framea and seives in his wagon ; which
he uro|voned to leave with Mr. Thomas,
and be could order from his manufac
tory froui time to time as sales accrued
to warmnt. Mr. Tliomaa agrw-ing to
the terms, Stevens produced a contract
setting forth the agreement in duplicate,
which they lioth signed, Stevens signing
first and Mr. Thouiaa last, well down to
the Ikottom of the pa|H-r, under the di
rection of Stevena. Another paper was
also signed by both parties and witnessed
by PrestOO, iu aulwvtauce that Stevens
was to take tsu-k all unaohl frain<*s and
acivcs at the end of one year then re
maining on hand unsold by Mr. Thomas,
the latter to pav for all sold leas his com
mission. No the arrangement was com
After the gentlemen were gone, Mr
Thomas examined his papers and found
no contract among them, but another
instead, folded and indorsed, giving the
amount of these notes which purported
he had signed. This induced liim to re
flect that lie had signed the duplicate
contract vurv low down ou the sheet,
and that he Lad placed his signature on
different piece* of }> per from that signed
by the other party, which proved to be
the caae. Having thus had his auapi
aions aronsi-tl, he immediately came to
this city, where lie lmrued that Stevens
and his (ariuer bad left fur Fairfield.
He thereupon procured a warrant for the
arrest of Steven*, and iu company with
officer lie vans, took the train for Fair
field. and there found Ntev.-ns just about
to leave on the train on the Southwcat
eru Road. On Wing ntreated be first
denied liaving Mr. Thomas's notes, but
when he found he could not bluff Mr.
Thomas nor the officer, but must come
back to Mi. Pleasant, lie owned up aud
produced three complete negotiable
iute.*, a <H'py of one of which we give
Itelaw :
" NRW IXISDOS, Henrv County, I
lowa, March 27, 1871. \
Four mouths after date I promise to
MY to C. W. Stevens or bearer. Owe
Arnif/fW (Wfl srresry-gre with 111-
tere*t at the rate of IU jx-r cout. until
Value received.
(Signed A AIMS N, THOU VS."
Tlie other note* were in the same form,
one for &150 three month* after date,
the oilier for S2OO fire months after date. ,
Upon his giving np the#.- notes and de
stroying the contracts, Wth copies of
which he hud iu bis possession, be went
on his way to play the same game on
some other more ewsily gulled vie. ima.
These nnmerotu trick* and swindling
games ought to put fanners and other
citizeit* ou their guanl. utid to do no busi
ness of tlie kind with truveliug mounte
bank*. without thoroughly examining
all ptqx-ra pres*>nt<d to them for their
signature*. We are determined to ex
jxxa- the rascals every time we bear of
their swindling acta.
Bedding Toilet*.
The materials nsed for nuking up
handsome bridal costumes are white
replied silk, white satin and the lighter
qualities of white groa grain. White
Irish {xipliu, jx-arl atld fawn-colored
<uid gray silk* are also to be used for the
same purpose.
Dresses made of white satin are ele
gantly tritutued with duchemA or point
lace ffounees—either one or two.as the fan
cv may dictate—although two are con
sidered more stylish just at nroacnt.
The nverskirts are generally made with
apron fronts and looped at the sides and
liack with appropriaU- flowers. The cor
sage may be high or low—and sleeves
short or duohe**e-xha|>ed.
A great deal of latitude is allowed in
hridcamaid*' drcnAca White French
tulle and colored silk* trimmed with il
lusion prevail. For those that desire
something a little different from what
we have here, we quote from a foreign
magazine a description of the dresaes of
six bridesmaids, whose costumes were
pronounced unusually stylish. We are
told that they wore long-trained skirts of
the richest "blue gros grain, trimmed
nround the bottom with a plaited flounce
of flue white .Swiss muslin, headed with
lace ; the pnniers and tabliera were also
trimmed with fluting* of white .Swiss
and lace ; the bodiea had a similar trim
ming put on in the shape of a square.
Icng tulle veila, blue-silk sbx-king*.
shoes and rosettes, completed a costume
both novel and pretty.
A point lucu veil, which is of .course i
always faaliionable, is worn when there (
ia a itenire for it, if the purae ia long!
enough to gratify the desire. Point lace
shawls are frequently and easily draped
by an experienced modiste to form the
veil. The tulle veil, which is within
reach of all, is generally worn, though
we occasionally see maline lace used for
that purpose. Tulle sold for the bridal
veil is four dullars a vard, nml about
four yards are required. A handsome
veil is about three and a half yards wide.,
The bridal wreath, which is composed
of orange buds and jasmine, is laid
across the braid or PoniiNMlour roll, aud
the ends are left to trail over the back
hair. Either one or two chatelaine braids,
with a cluster of light, soft curls, and
ahort frizzled curls drooping over the
forehead with the roll or braid, mokes
the favorite ooifl'ure.
A HINUI'LAK lucnuorr. —A rather curi
ous incident is related of a vessel in the
Baltic Hea. Tlie bark I'rvriilrnct, from
Hartlepool, lately sprang ulcuk, and all
hands were forced to work at the piunjia
until tliev were utterly exhausted. Their
hope of saving tlie vessel or even their
own lives had almost gone, when the
leak suddenly stopped. After the jxirt
was rea-hed and the cargo discharged, a
search was made, und it was found tliat
a knot in one of the planks had been
forced out, but tlie hole wus tightly
plugged up by the* body of a fish which
had made ita way into the hole and
could not escape.
NOT so I'ULUUNT. —A good story ia
told in the Hartford (JourrnU of a young
couple who wanted to hear Dickens read.
They could hardly afford it, but screwed
up their extravagance to the necessary
pitch. As they had concluded to invest,
they bethought themselves of a poorer
family near by who were suffering from
lack of work." Bo they gave up Dickens
and paid the price of two tickets to tbeir
impoverished neighbors. The poor cou
ple took the money, bought tickets with
it, and attended the reading.
The Trad# In Marking*.
No branch of niaiiufacturiiiu coinmue**
* large a proportion of the Mtfoubitr
value iu the cost of Ultwr u# hosiery. A
stocking that ia joblied at 81 a Jozeu,
liv# per cent off. is saddled with forty
#ight cent* in labor alone. A manu
facturer very seldom realuow ton orul*
ou a dozen a* a margin for profit, wtiil#
the grout bulk of hosiery sold, say* the
liostnu HutlthH, not#* as profit to tbe
factory from three fourth* of a cent to
j two c*"lit per dozen.
The different proeetuam through which
! a stocking jumae* aro, *piiiuing th# yarn,
winding yarn, knitting, cutting aud
raveling, footing, sowing aud baud-sew
ing, rough mending, trimming, bleach
! iug and dyeing, imarding, wetting,
tun-hed mending, locking, mating, fold
ing. pressing, -tamping, Inixtßg and
, cashing.
New KugUlid is the great centre of
the trade, almoMt oil the plain goods lin
ing made hero. Philadelphia leads Ui
world in her tasty style* aud irameuae
production of children'a and men's fancy
adored stocking*, producing over 82.-
Vfo,ootl worth annually of these goods.
Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
supply about all the Slndo-r stocking*
sold. New Hampshire produce* over
three-fifth* of the whole amount. Dnr
i iug a late visit to the above Mate, by
one of the Hullnit,'t p/oyrt, he OOOBt- :
.*1 twenty-eight factories iu full oper- :
ation, ruuuing about UK) *et of card* |
for preparing the wool for yarn, and
ulUmately producing 4.5H0 dozen pairs
]<er day. Tliere eetaldishmenta give
employment to about 1,4/10 hands in Uie
mill*, aud also to over 13.0/4) women
outside, knitting on the hweis and tow, ;
in -toady employment, and also a large
uuiutier in aoditiou to their household
duties, earning 81 a dozeu for this work.
Tbe estimated aggregate monthly nay
roll of all the** lactone* ia risittg ifid,- j
: UUO, and in villages and their radit of
fifteen tulles, almost the entire fmsl
]*>pulation were at work in the employ
of stocking mill*.
Hosiery mills in alrnisg every jiart of
the Union are in prosperous operation. !
There have lieen noticed in detail, ex
isting iu Maasacbuaette, within the past
eighteen month*, seventeen hosiery
mills, producing each from AVI to AVJC
dozen ilailv. Five of the largest of throe ;
mills produce an aggregate of R.RO)
tlezen in Utc following proportion : *2,- j
iou. 1,0011. 1.1*4). 700. 400 dozens, giv
ing employ ment to 1,000 baud*.
A tiknatl) He#nr.
lu the Avenue Fiy, aaya a eorespon
dent, I came upon a (tarrirode of the Ver
raillaia facing a t'ommuuist barricade
altoiit 500 ysxd* off. The offlier in com
mand said he had not received inti
mation of an Armistice, and that he,
therefore, bad a right to continue firing.
Notwithstanding he allowed us to pasa
into the ueare*t ambulance. There we
found a |ric*t, who 1*1 u* into a neigh
iHinng house, among tin- ruiiu of which
lay severul dea.l National CitnmK The
I*slice hod exidt utly lieeu there many J
day*. anJ were in a state of decomposi
tion. Moat had received ludh-t wound* |
through the head, apparently in ihe set
of firing through loop holed wall* at the
liarticwdes and houses close by. The
house in which they lav had toeu iLun
ugevl. and wa* almost tirokea in pieces
by shell* and riddled by bullet#. The
upper portion had fallen in. and the aide
wall hat! given way. There were neople
in the cellars above whose heads the
fighting had been going on. They liud
been kept from starvation by occasional
donation* of food, given sometime* by >
the Versailles troop*, sometime# by the •
Uommunirts, a* each aide had noarexsiou
of the hou*e. The cellar* were d*rk. done I
and damp. In one Uy the body of a j
woman, d*al from the effect* of impri-,
Honineut, no diN-tor having been proenr
aide for her. The Versailles troops had
heeu searching the cellars for wine, and
seizing what thev found. They seemed
greatly w anting in rom}asiou aud *vtn- j
Bdhy for their dead enemies. In the
ue "peUoner, where the xaremst fight-'
iug had be-n going on. not a tree waa left
w hole. Most were torn to bit* by the
mitraill uea. Hetwi-en the two barrack*
lav the de**>mpcMed boilv of an ourruir,
w iiiclt neitlier side luid been aide to
The barricade* were abont 5tW vanla
apart, each strongly protected by
mitrailleuses. There wrere soldier* in
houses between, but they had bewii living
in ceilara, aud could only change quarter*
by crawling along on the ground under
a-hower of bullets and initraillense. The
hostile outposts were within 40 yards of
each other, firing through ioopboaled
walkt. The troop# remained near tlieir
napNtin Itarricadea. The Verwaillais
had received tirdera not to hold any com
munication with the Natioual Uttanls.
and finuly repelled all ailvance*. There
*e'mcd greet bitterness on both sides.
Aw FXOIJHH HOBBOR,—The wife of a
laboring mui, living in Tinlwutle, Ches
hire, a few mile* from Manchester, Eug
land, murdered two of herchildreu, and
then committed suicide by banging her
self. The husband returned from work
unexpectedly aoon after lie left Iris home
in tbe morning, when he found thehouwe
locked up. and procuring a ladder, he
ein at the window. Here he found
son. a lad aged seven, lying iu a pool
of blood, with hi* bend nearly severed
from his bodv. and with hia head down
ward* in u pill of water; in another room,
was the infant. In the cellar the un
happy mother herself was found bauging
to a benm. quite dead. It is evident that
ahe first murdered the boy, by cutting
his throat, whilst asleep in tied, with a
razor which she hail procured from tbe
room I>elow ; hud fetched a pail of water
upstairs, and thrust th# hats* head first
into it, for the garment* of the child liore
mark* of the mother's bhiody finger*.
The IKIT must have been attacked while i
asleep, or he would have proved a formid
able antagonist for his mother.
AIU KJXO LIKATICU.—The treatment of
lunutics. criminals, pauper* and otlu-r
unfortunate clasmw i* one of th# great
question* upon which our numerous re
formers exercise their minds anil tongues.
Williaiu Cooper, an officer of a lunntic
asylum in England, placed a helpless
creature iu a bath aud turned on the hot
water instead of the cold, thereby ambl
ing the patient ao that he died. Th#
case was investigated and <Von#r com
mitted for manslaughter, a result of his
interesting experiment which lie did not
calculate upou, having no idea that the
inmates of the asylum had any rights
that woutd IK- protected by the laws. Ho
is likely to IH> enlightened on this sub
ject, and his experience will be recorded,
no doubt, as settling one point in the
projier treatment of lunatic*.
A Cohtt.y Th*k.—A fanner cut down
a tree which stood so near th# boundary
line of his fann that it was doubted
whether it belonged to him or to his
neighbor. The neighbor, however,
claimed the tree, and prosecuted for dam
age* the man who cut it. The case was
sent from court to court. Time was
wasted, temper soured, and friendship
lost; but the case wa* finally gained by
the prosecution. The last we heard of
the transaction was that th# man who
gained the cause went to the lawyer's of
fice to execute a deed of his whole farm,
which be had bean compelled to sail to
pay his costs! Then, houseless and
homeless, he thrust his hands into bis
pockets und triumphantly exclaimed.
" I've beat him !"
Herman Advertisements.
■ Imagine a ucwopajier. "nail quarto, oi
from eight to forty-eight pages, ousting
Ave shillings and four pern* per year,
and d(-voted exclusively to advertise
(units every page full of novelty, and
often productive of laughter! Within
reasonable limits, it i* scarcely {KMwibie
to convev au idea of its diversified con
tent*. The first pages are devoted to of
ficial, police, law, and sanitary notices,
notices of ooiitrncta, bankruptcies, etc, ;
these are followed by trade advertise
tle-uU, Uuchuig silks, fishl, groceries,
wines, coffins, wet worses, snd informa
tion as to how, when nml shere the
thouaaiid and one wonts of this life, ami
death may be stqqdi.il. 1H then* ww
shall say nothing, but pnxwed at once
to the social control-. Wlist Would our
reserved island ladies say to finding their
birthday* openly recorded under the
most transparent initials, with their agea,
the street snd house nuutlier duly added,
in some such sort of way as thin T
"Hearty congratulations t<> the dear,
tall, black, stout (irrtcben B , on
j her to-day's cradle feast at No. 18 in the
'• from -me who k<ws W welt,
Hal Ida nam wtatt ML'
Or tlius : "To tlia *der, *tout, pretty
blonde, Auua K , in With, hi.. No.
78, right hearty congratulation* bvim a
silent admirer.
At time* our attention is called to a
-wain who has forgotten the birthday of
her whom his soul loves, and who hon
estly confesses it by heading in capital
letters, " Better late than never.** Al
ter thus introducing his salutation, his
effusion jingles on :
" Your Urth'lsy'* pod, ss I do see j
Jtmnday krinuniny O 4rar tn!
Wl,t can 1 say, lot 101 l ess plain
111 try net to forget agsia.
Happy couples proclaim their ap
!>nsn-lung nuptials thus ; " With the
lov ing consent of their parents, W- -
U and H T . herewith
announce their HtfltxithaL "
In tlte following notice there ts some
thing truly Homeric : " Have s care.
A fat cow will lie liewu to piece in mv
yard ou Tuesday, at 11 am., i-liarp, aud
the fit-nli will be sold at 3d- alb."
A Unit our next extract there i a grim
liltxxl-iliiratinuaa that would have don*
credit to the court of King Theodora ;
it reminds one of the Boutin tragedy
under patroiuure, and mast surely ema
nate from one whom urgent private af
fairs have recalled from the scene of war
ere his appetite for horrors oas satiated:
" T *1 recommend* himself fir
private slaughtering. Term* moderate."
Here are some miscellaneous morsels :
" To be sold cheap, a tobwahly modern
.lira- coat, in very good preservation."
" Eleven young liens snd a cock, good
layers, to be sold " I* this the ran.
•• Chamber sportsman M——. rcsidns
at No. 7 L—— wtreet. The above rec
ommends himiw-lf as a modiuru for the'
•I'-struction <rf all species of vermin."
Wo will coudude with two nnticua il
lustrative of the National characteris
tic*. music and econonur :
•• The Hinging Horietv meet to-night |
at the Muckt.-rbohlc." Tb- nam# is not
inviting, but the locality is historical.
And : " A gentleman wishes to hire a >
fur cloak for s few week*."— Cktmbert' (
IlilClktif ISird.
A Culeutta orrvspondent in. ntious
au anecdote of that singular bird, the
adjutant or gigantic crane, which may
be a novelty to some of our reader*, lie
aays that liia attention ma* colled one .
morning by an unuxual turmoil in the I
" compound," or ont-door jwemiis# of ?
the house in whieh be lived. Looking
out of the window, he saw an adjutant,
evidently unable to remount on his
wings, standing helplessly amid a com
pany of about two hundred crows,
whose loud vociferation* seemed to ex- 1
prexa anything but delight at the com
pany of their gigantic fellow lpad. ,
The adjutant, from his tuelulnees as a ;
scavenger of all-work, is a gentleman
very much humored about Indian home
>t- ,d* t and this one iu |*rti<*ul*r. a*
wan bis wont, had txx-u lingering outaide
for any uncousideml trifles which the I
-erranta might think fit to throw out.
A few crows, however, getting wind of:
the affair, with the sognrions notion that
they might be able to pick up a few
chance aer*|> on their owu account,*ere
aoon on the scene of action. Hunger has'
no oompnnctiooa ; and at Uat, more ven
turesome than tlie nwt, approaching
more closely than actual prudence dicta
ted, one ventured to di*put<- the poavm
*ion of a bone with the adjutsut. The
queatiou was not King in abeyance ; for,,
iu a few momenta, the adjutant—leaving .
the bone for snbaaquant di*cisaiotj— ;
*eiril the crow hip and thigh and swab
lowed him at one gulp. This awnomry
act seems to have aroused the indighfl
tinn of the other crows, who by their
cries aoon brought together nuuiliem tf
others from all quarters ; aud for a good
two honra tbey never ceased-—aome from
the ground, and other* from a neigb
-1 Hiring wall—to badger their vuraciou*
foe. acohling biiu to the top of their
lungs, and hrataliziog him by approach- 1
ing htm a* doss as tbey dared, rtMl
ing a claw or wiag to almost within hi* ,
ivsch, snd suddenly withdrawing it as
he attempted to seize them. And this
unequal ooateat continued for two of,
three nioruings. The adjutant is one of
the moot voracious and carnivetons Mrda !
known; ami the enormous mwntky i
which it can demur may be judged by (
its HI sc. From tip to tip of its wings,
when itctclial out, it measure* about j
fourteen or fifteen feet, aud it ia flw
feet high when standing enact. Mcll
fonudra stories of it* voraetty, however,
are bv no mean* uncommon. With the
adjutant all is fish that come* to hi* net.
Everything i* swallowed w hide. In the
stomach ol one, a land-tortoise ten inch
es long, and a large male black eat have
been found entire. A *biu of Ixif
broken asunder, serves the adiutunt for
but two niorael*; and a leg of inuttou
of xix or eight pound* weight, if lie ran
purloin it—for lie is a great thief -is no
more than a mouthful. Fortunately,
the courage of the adjutant doe* not
equal liis greediness ; for a child eight
or ten years old can scare it with a com
mon switch.
DOWN ns THK WATER. —A Mii*ippi
diver, whoso busineas it is to rummage
among the wreck* at the bottom of that
perilous stream, relates twine disagree
able experiences. His work has to be
done in total darkneaa. The sunlight
cannot penetrate tlie turbid water, and
no artificial light can lie need. The diver
has to feel about with bare hand*, which
are in constant danger of contact with
uupleaaant things. " Divers," he nays,
"always HIIUU a oorpwe, knowing that
the touch is deadly poison to them with
their hands softened by the water." He
conifdainß bitteriy of away the large fish
and turtles have of running foul of hi*
legs, keeping them bruised and sore by
their familiaritie*.
Dennis was murdered in the town of
Nils N. Y., by soma unknown person,
being shot down in his own house. He
had ju.st returned home and found that
his wife had retired. She inquired as
to what had kept him so late, and he re
plied that he hod been to see a neigh
bor's sidk horse. Just then, while he
was undressing, A bullet crashed through
the window and struck Mr. Dennis un
der the eye, when he dropped dead.
The affair is a complete mystery.
TKItMK : Two Dollar* a Year, in Ad ranee.
1 ' "T i 1.11.'.l
NO. 22.
Hiiak** at Tfcrtr Meals.
rf j A arftor in lb* Hngttsh JfnturtMtt*
K A'uHhttoak, who law rawglfy
f tin- leading of the in the Jst>-
>. logical Ourden* it> London, mm thai
i the* ere M oin a week, thatlgii >um
u of Uu'tu. and itt particular the pytbtan,
e Jo not take their food no often, hut will
~! eat enough at * meal to hart for weeks.
t end avon for month*. , ■*•?c~
j The coaatrkrtiag MrpeuU. as we I UW#
■, term them, ore hot in Urge catto, fh*
entrance to which to either tor * ghtie
, > dour t* the fiust. * hidb a|M*e t) a olid-
J tug up, or by eiioiUr mt
*1 the baek, in the WOddr a partlfiou. Tbfi
) I ctonbriaw ewln* *e to mmm of th
r OMM* gueenji.*, and t mind are so Item*
- he# that little ptncxutiou i* needed,
r TV veaoffiafis oerpent. here no open.
r tog but a am*U and oo lbu Md of the
owe, about two Of thrv* tochoa sqtuw*.
,! Through Uito their food i Introduced;
, and all neeeiMsry opfwattott* fur the
t uieaniiiMeo an I onh-r of the interior are
, ie-rforin J with a rod of stunt wire, to
, the evident disgust of the oArupagt*.
who, if uew-muaeM, strike at it wifltor
onaljr with their fang*. Tb first to lie
fed were the yellow snake* and tffftr
| species in the name eaae. He keeper,
r having anoamnouinaafy alitor d the
hUuhet, bcuetoh which moat of fhc oe
i • cupanta of the ct.m}aruaet wejre had.
died togeths*. aa w*u*L quickly intra
i durd weto-r the ghe>*> door shoot a
|; down MMUTowa ami our or two Ominca-
Cg The former immediately ntired
|Htbe darkest annua, aemathg. how
. j ever, to b quite nneowwruvd w to the
; , prveenee of the snake*, a in some eaae*
thew tood ou the bodto* of the to Sr. i
which fortbe watt j*rt rauntaal go
uauk**. The Guiu-,a-pi wet* more
reetkn*, moving Jowly about £* ff in 1
wwrrli of food. They seemed to he per-j
toned by the wmtoii to the p*|Tuw
, and presently one of the reptile*, waiting
• Mi opportunity, seised!* Guinea-pig by
1 the neek. and. f< ririugit nearer, threw
I two or three folds round it, kiUugf it in
a few
The other snakes rapidly dhqatUhad
the spamwsa to the kum way artom
, wind; hat. they were apparently in no
hurry, as there waa a unrnber of the
birds lu one comer for now than an
hour, which had wot ben touched dur
ing that uuir. It amy be wdl to r*ta*rk
that there ia nothing revolting in the
spectacle of mjieut taking km feod.
Is* victim suffers neither the mental
nor bodily torture ordinarOv Mipjwwd.
When oetrcd, it b killed Without delay,
especially if it atmggtaa bo awaape; nod
before it* seizure it u never count-ion*
of daugt-r. Not only to this welt known'
1 to those in charge of the motor**, but
ww can verify it from actual and careful
obacrratiou. A rabbit will approach a'
■uakc out of mere curiosity, and. alley
smifltog at its head, and ton being)
touched by iU tongue, will start to an
other part of the ••ack>ure, and nvotfru
its ooraposure, returning sgato to the i
eoarae of to* exploration* to the asnw
snake without the least uncasincex. ex
cept what art** from a want of cabbage
' leave* and the indipenttoHitv of the
I gravel flooriag. Gutoea-pigwahow even
lea* concern, and are not o easily atari
led by any moving object.
The snakes which had aeiced the mgmt
i rows, etc., waited till their prey was
uuite dead before uncoiling, and began
•Jowly to prepare for swallowing ft. The.
python, which occupy an adfoininK
case, ju.i are the advents in the
(KtUeciion, were next supplied with two
or three dnHca. pytoon to
stantiv scizel our, ltd threw une told
j round it. He then rvmaincd perfectly
motionkas, appearing to lie aatitocd
with having secured its* bird, aad did
not at once kill if. The duck did not
aectn at htwt much concerned at -uch
uuusnal treatment, but soon bttaune
iwßtiews on which the python tightened
i the toU. and ia about a uunute had
quite destroyed it Having waited -fw
some minutes, an if to make care that
life waa extinct, he slow ly unwoand his
Poll from the body, and touched it with
his murr.lv, moving it sbout till he had i
found the bead. The idea of lbncatuu .
with saliva, now quite explod* l c\ vlentiy '
arose from this liabit of feeling over the
l<odr with the month. Having taking
the head into In* mouth, be began to
•wallow the caroasa. Um iawa siirtching
to an immense extent to aBoW ofw
lis man When he found any tllMcuity,
4b< need the part ef his body which lay
ncarnst to it to push it gently, and. con
sidering the a|>p*rent tnfllcnlty. vrae net
long in completing his meal Tht sup
eof food is never tainted, and we lie
's that it is not uncommon for a
python to devour mix or eight ducks and i
rabbits on one dev. Of rem* a fuii,
mesi token a long petod to .ligcto, as
the oaae with *
The cohtbnrt* naiuw might with
propriety be toonrd larftoa lisenla, aa, .
, with the excepbwn of the want Of lin.ic,
thev are in moat respect* similar to 1
structure to the wsnrioiM. A fine, livwb j
vp.vim.ut of the Brnpdßslrcnake pw* fed,
with half a doten frog*, which he pur
sued With great ii{v-cd round the * t
UM\ and, drtvingttova'ooc by one into
i a eomar. seised and swallowed them to
spile of their ttragg"*.
The keeper having put two young i
I Gniues-pigs into the case containing the .
ratfleoaakoH. one of the snakes toMantly
struck at that nearest to hltn. Thef
action ofa venotaowa wrpeat in wound- j
■ ing an cannot rfnctfy lie oalIel a
bite,, as though the fangs undoubtedly
repiweent teeth, the jaws are not closed (
' upon the object struck, which ia simply i
punctured, the snake to moat casra re- j
tiring immediately. Tlie Gnitma-pig
almost immediately showed Agna of
j gkhlineea, hot its body did not appear .
II swell; it nccw to be thrown into,
violent i-ouvulsionH. and to shout !
minute fell helplessly ou its aide. MD'
Ino otfanr aign oi life than oooastoMd 1
, spaamodie motion of the jaws. A larger
animal would not have been so soon kill-!
<d ; luit aa the analeea. being confined, i
have not often ocoaaton to use their
vunnm. it ia probably more powerful
than when they are in s wihl state.
There are s large nurabar uf puff-adders
in one ca.o; aud a Guinea-pig lieiug in
! troduoed began sniffing shout as usual;
1 but though he ww touching one of the
i reptiles, it waa not disponed to strike,
wheu suddenly another puff-adder darted
at fidl length "from an opposite corner,
and, striking the creators, remained
with its fangs apparently buried it its
fiesh, ismtrury, we believe, to the usual
habit of the reptile. Ifis intention was
perhaps to prevent my one of the others
from devon ring iL
There arc sj>ecimeu of the two specie i
of (vibrna, the Indian antt BgypHan;
perhaps the most intorwsting of all fer
|>ents ; but, ou account of their excitable
nature, it has been found necessary to
hide thein partially from wfew by flUing
the lower half of the case-front with
round-glass, so that it is not easy to ob
serve them. The appearance of the
cobra when about to give the fatal stroke
:is graceful, and yet terrible to aee. The,
i inflated hood, the waving motion of the
l head, and the peculiar expression of Hie
! eye, combine to impress the observer oi
j its consciousnetM of the deadly power
which it possesses, and with which it
threatens any living creature that daces
approach it.
A ©hasp Disi-lat.— The German
Peace proceesioa to Philadelphia oc
cupied three boom in passing Third an#
Cheataut streets, and there were fullv 20,-
000 men to line, mostly to vehicles or on
\ win cwt •m.ooaooo.
I Jfirttoe to bum enow—the pawabrokera
is not the 'pmpw plmee to take lha
• i pF|
Vermont cow furaiahed three hun
dtwd and fifty pounds of butter hart yaar,
" Ixwiile* milk.
8 It to not jfenewJijr known that CWhsßo
was a member <f TO- lau . He waa a
tawny geooral of Venice.
The trerjge weight of the human
heart t* gj ontu i* tin work to a day ia
a .hjusl U> rttotog \U ton* onef.** high
What to the dtHwenee between your
father and your doctor* One whaeks
and lowa you, and the other wnoctoou*
you. ~ a
_ It said diat the out-door ooutume of
- women tiff* year to the prtottiswt and
',] mewt aeuMlito that has been worn to
V tweoty years.
d The fashiouabto ©olr used for trim*
f mlug lymueta this aetMon ore black and
t ye&ow; tor round bat*, pink and light
e gpsy owfishhM,
J fyutoo a naiiito rof Parisian merchants
u refuse to the Ato. which they . wed
l< German firm* prevtou* to"' the breaking
- MB <M WIIH#. ' ' -
[lt Ato life a kigfihfe# jtpbndhfcHlj ac
' cttsod a rvwptetable lady of theft. Her
m .husband *•! him for slander, and seised
* hi* store under attachment.
. grave ef Mtophan A. Doagim unhea a
xpocial meBKBt of 1(2,200 ww paid on
4 fjlht
% A French cbemtot seaert* that if tea
7 Virtgroumttike toffee Wfoae hoi water
;; to |K)rwd Upon it, it will vield nearly
- double amount ot its uthflaraHmg q¥
a'Ufawte to the
* jlaiaailmff 'rtoe of of Mexican Con
- T irriiwuißMi i' |Hi 1 |k# f tint
' 'who keep the mtoub* 'alto imp the
r money. '' ,
Sportoowa sMVrv o* that, to order to
' •mabe aboiee ef a poiqiy from a number
■ ( of others,, ki* btoAty to kuve the dwioe
to the mother hsiapL In carrying thaw
* $ M*L< a.sl. A .M .a. „ JL... iltow, : ; .*l, l<Mr
TWmrm *•' 't hKVT IwHIPt %%M* isFlbl wSHiffJ KsMJ 1 • -if. T
Mtoke* upi will be thebk
ii A —wfy ■• Hrfrtdmsauawtoto* of tha
ihigh nfjtoa of ''duck*." He wys hto
," wife recently paid for thru* of Hwm—a
' duck a bonnet, * dank of a dmw
m Tlirr i'ii|catly dotosllffßewn in the
I tob g festwe* "mam. Ms till# OtiUfl" of
; for Scffi&t' sheep regarded unfit for
tmail i- 4 to ,"i.
i The Piwthuid/Va# aniwunoad recent-
JU that "apublic breaklato of minfeton
and tiiemle r* i f ton- Svsugeßeal dtamhe*
II wfti b* ltM tti mooing,'* els. That .
I SRMsld tot good news for Centhal is
>. landets.
T H ha- been sacertoined that ont of
1 fifteen hundred ihnna agga, in the
•rdtoarir oonre of natorr, oafy ooe
prudmwe f mature salmon If su the
' egg* kid were to prodcc*- sslimi, the
ocean in half a centmry vroold bt a mov
1. tog mam <d aaimou.
The jgyle of wedding prawmta at Fari
[ faaalt, Minncsoto, may be raferwd from
Ae fmi tlmtnk a tmnrto,-•■■• m< *t the oto
'{ day, list bride was pnneDtod with
one doom orange*, one dosn lemon*,
fife pound* *nf fia, five poond* of aa
sorted eandins, aad sis can* of freak oys
, Fasten a nail or key to a airing d
aomiend it to vour thumb and finger,
and the tiad wifl onrtUatc like a pendu
lum. Let ome one place bis open hand
lmdcr the nail, and it vrfll change to
to circular motion. Then let n third
person place his hand npoo your shoal
t 4tt, and the nail becomes io a moment
SettOac to the West.
' A discharged imldier Who has settled
in Km wfitoi* to a Wsntom paper
. some details of his mnm, which
will bo of intemrt to those of limited
meona who wish to engage in fanning
where the land is cfcaap. He located s
home*tokd of MK) acme ia Dickinmm ,
countv, within fourteen mflee of the
' Railroad— m good land, to" say*, m am
be found. Hie bmmtead cos* Mm f 18.-
& : he haa to live cm it five years, and
at the expiration of that period, if he
can prove he has not been absent from
mom than m* months at one time, be
can get a patrnt for it from the Govwin
ii; • m, and it to then hto to dispose of as
ihe thinks peeper. The only advantage
thesuldier has oyertbe citixne in this
matter is, that ho coil take under the
Romntead law lfifi ecwo of kind within
twenty mike of a tailwmd to which land
Ktonta have burn made, while the cttixen
* can take (inly W acre*. But outride of
.! railroad MrtUta tbew is no each diatinc
ttoo. Water to tonndthme by diggng.
at aa average depth of forty feel Tim
ber to to*re? and lumber expensive.
Hon** aw high, but Indian pone* <**
.he boagh* id from 8*) to #> each.
The v are good for heriKng <* foe com
mon light serricn I*l cattle can be
i baogto. one year old. to 85 to to ; two
veers old. llOto #l2; three years old.
iIS to m. They are generally very
poof when they arrive in the State, but
tprriiftgswo ia plenty, end they soon
improve in condition ; purchaser* often
double their money on then, in e single
vwr. Badmed lands ate wiling there
from W to ST per acre.
' RiHWxwnt'b FasoiiT Laomm—A fan
u-taoal story to tohi<d the cvjat-of-arma
iof the Ifcusarck family, which oonwrie
'ofeclomWf cutw& fry nettle
leave*. The chtonirie mm* that one of
4 aha maidene of thto fruniljr, a beauty
called Gertrude, being courted by many
admirttri selected owe of her first, cou
iitbs. Howovoc, ihvw caaw a rough
baron from the German ocean, accom
panied by a hundred horsemen, to ask
' for hat band. When it was refused, he
(took the castle by atom, killed Gur
, trade's father, and finally embraced the
4 maiden. remarking: "Yon golden
clover of my heart, you are no nettle and
ido not sting j" whereto the rorighUv
i maiden, observing; "lam a nettle when
! I wish, aud can sting, and no do nettles
lever eHagr the ona who would break a
clover leaf of the Bismarck's," quietly
j smote the adventurous lover under the
i fifth rib with a dagger, injuring him so
that he died. _
J " What Worn line- Gbcndt Sax V—
! This well-known phrase was taken ori
' gin ally from Toin Morton * clerer comedy
i■ Hpeinl the Plough." The play opens
with a view of a farmhouse, where Far
mer Aahfleld to discovered at a table,
enjoying his ale and pipe, and holding
the following colloquy with hto wife,
Dame Ash field :
Ashfit Id—Well,dame, welcome whoam.
What news doe* thee bring from market ?
Dame—What new*. hu*lnd ? What
I always told you that Former Grundy s
wheat " brought five shillings a-quarter
more than out* did.
Aohfield —All the better vor he.
Dame- And I assure yon, Dame
Grtmdy's butter wm quite the creek of
the market
Aohfield—Be quiet, wodvc ? Always
ding, dinging Dame Grundy into my
ear*. — What ihII Mr s. Gnmdjf *ayf
Tux Pkixtiko Iktebest or Bosrox.—
The eensus returns show some interest
ing facts about the printing interests of
Boston. It seems that the toted capital
invested in the business—excluding
newspaper and book publishers, is about
a millnm Si'll,soo} the number of
hands employed to 073, annual amount
of wages, $331,000, total Value of pro
ducts #1,437,0fi0. Ward four contains a
majority oi printing offices, which repre
sent 8520.000 capital, and a product of
$1,130,000. An analysis of these figure*
shows that the number of hands to a
little more th&u ooe to each 81,000 of
capita]; that each hand contributes
XI,MO to the annual product, and that
the avenge wage* paid per hand t*
Scarf rings are again being worn by
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