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The night is <whk moon it ringed , With h*rv propheo* of enow, And frMinlie* the outer world ; But la mv heart is summer glow. The flro burns low, the light is dim ; I bear late footsteps hurrying by. Some one doth shout. "The night Is oold ■ t*nhappy one—not blest as 1. I know not solitude or chill; For all the oold and shadowy room Melts into fragrant forest aisle*. And meadows honey-sweet with bloom. Beeanse- becanse 1 feel a Rose, Steeped in the sunlight of the south, Bod-petaled, rwvet, and velvet-soft, . Yet lingering npou my mouth. Ami never soli rude or chill Can enter into humblest room Where such a Hose but comes to touch Ami thrill a lifetime with its bloom. la a Country l ane. Tli* little euro ore thirsty aa they aanntcr home from school, And they hurry up the lank to where, so ail very aad'ao ow l, A tiny amaM triokloa down, beneath a spreading beech, Jnst low enough for chubby hnd and pouting lips to reach. The ("•Sting nn i* glowing on the autumn tinted leaves. And gilding with a rieher gold the wave# of ripening xliravro. And, through the tangle of the hedge, warm ry their glory abed. Ronnd laughing frees peeping out from hoods of bhie and red. The lane is deep and shady, and the treasures hidden there. Judging from shouts of glad surprise, are very rich and rare. And oh ! the thrill of wild delight in happy eyea expressed When—grand discovery—a boy pulls forth a mouse's nest. And then the tempting bramble-wreaths invite the babes again. Their pretty mouths with blackberries so sweet and npe to stain ; And many a brawn nut slips, its sheath to share, poor tittle thing. A bursting p<iei wtih a knife, six marbles and aim,* string. And theu the wayside flow"reU, and the grace ful nodding gross, 6eem blooming only for small hands to gather as they jwas ; And there are velvet lichens too, and moos-cups to be found. There is no eno to all tbe wealth with which these banks abound. And so the hsppy moments of the antomn af ternoon Stool by. and evening's veil of mist ia filling all too soon; Then a* the glow-worm lights her tamp, the little tired feet Turn ak>wly to their cottage homes, serosa the springing peat. Oh! little ones, I wonder in the Tears that vet shall be, When lingering memory rails to mind that lane, and rill, and tree. If you. reraeir.h'ring the bright days when vou were girls and boys. Would Weil-vane childhood back again, with all its simple jo vs. THE STOLEN NOTE. Except that he indulged too freely in the use of the intoxicating cup, John tVal loce was an honest, high-minded man. Hie one great fault hung like a dark shadow over hi many virtues. He meant well, and when he was sober he did well. He was a batter by trade, and by indus try and thrift he had secured money enough to buy the house in which he lived. He had purchased it several years before, fcr three thousand dollars, paring one thousand down and securing the balance by mortgage, to the seller. The mortgage note was almost due at the time circumstances made me acquaint ed with the affairs of the family. But Wallace was ready for the day;" he had saved up the money *. there seemed to be no possibility of an accident. I was well acquainted with Wallace, having dene sotne little collecting, and drawn up some legal documents lor him. One day his daughter Annie came to my office in great distress, declaring that her father was rained, and that tbey should be turned out of the house in which thev lived. •Terhapi not. Miss Wallace," said L try ing to console her, and give the affiir, j whatever it was, a bright aspect. "What' has happened 7" "My father," she replied, "had tbe mon ey to pay the mortgage on the house in which we live, but it is all gone now." "Has he lost it T' "I don't know ; I suppose so. Lost week he drew two thousand dollars from the Bank, and lent it to Mr. Bryce for ten days." "Who is Mr. Bryce 7" "He is a broker. My father got ac quainted with him through George Chand ler who boards with us, and who is Mr. Bryce's clerk." "Does Mr. Bryce refuse to pay it 7" "He says be has paid it." "Well, what is the trouble then 7" "Father says he has not paid it." ''lndeed ! But the note will prove that he has paid it. Of course vou have the note T "No. Mr. Bryce has it." "Then, of coarse be has paid it." "I suppose he has, or he could not have the note." "What does your father say V "He is positive that be never received the money. The mortgage, he says, must be paid to-morrow." "V ery singular! Was your father—" I hesitated to use the unpleasant word which must hare grated harshly on the ear of the derated girl. "Mr. Bryee says father was not quite right when be paid him, but not rerv bad." "I will see your father." "He is coming up here in a few mo ments; I thought I would see you first and tell you the facts before be came." "I do not see how Bryce could haTe ob tained the note, unless be paid the monev. Where did your father keep it 7" "He gave it to me, and I put it in tbe secretary." "Who was in the room when you put it in the secretary 7" "Mr. Bryce, George Chandler, my father and myself." The conversation was here interrupted by the entrance of Wallace. He looked pale and haggard, as much from the effects of anxiety as ftom the debauch from which be was recovering. "She has told you about it, I suppose," said he, in a very low tone. "She has." I pitied him, poor fellow, for two thou sand dollars was a large sum for bim to accumulate in his little business. The loss of it would make the future look like s desert to him. It would be a misfortune which one must undergo to appreciate it. "What passed between you on that day 7" "Well, I merely stepped into his office— j It was only the day before yesterday—to tell him not to forget to have tbe money for me by to morrow. He took me into his back office, and as 1 sat there he said he would get the money ready the next day. He then left me and went in to the front office, where I beard him send George out to the bank, to draw a check for two thousand dollars; so I supposed he was going to pay me theq." "What does the clerk say about it7" "He says Mr. Bryce remarked, when he sent bim, that he was going to pay the money." "Just so." "And when George came in be went into the front office again and took the money, then be came to me again, and did not of fer to pay me the money." "Had you the note with you 7" "No; now I remember, he said he sup posed I had not the note with me, or he would pay it. I told him to come in the Dext day and I would have it ready—that was yesterday. When I came to look for the note it conld not be found; Annie and I have hunted the house all over." "You told Bryce so." "I did. lie laughed and showed his note, with his signature crossed over with ink, and a hole punched through it." •'lt is plain, Mr. Wallace, that he paid you the money, as alleged, or has obtained fraudulent posjession of the note, and in tends to cheat you out of the amount." "He never paid me," be replied firmly. "Then he has fraudulently obtained pos session of the note. What sort of a per son is that Chandler, who boards with you 7" "A fine young man. Bless you, he would not do anything of that kind." "I am sure he would not," repeated An nie earnestly. "How else could Bryce obtain the note but through him 7 what time does he come home at night 7" FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor. VOL. IV. '•Always at tea time. He never goes | out in the eveuing." "But, tut her, be did not come borne till ten o'clock the night before you went to Bryce's. lie had to stay in the office to • post toxik*. or something of that kind." "How did he get in /" "He has a night key." "I must see Chandler," said 1. "No harm in seeing hiui," added Mr. Wallaoe; "1 will go for him." In a lew momenta he returned with a young man. Chandler, who, in the e mver sation 1 had with him, manifested a very lively interest in the solution of the mys tery, and proteased himself ready to do anything to forward my view. " When did you return to the house on Thursday night V " About twelve." "Twelve?" said Annie; "it was not more than ten when I heard you." "The clock struck twelve as I turned the corner of the street," replied Chandler, positively. " 1 certainly heard some one in the Irani room at ten," said Auuie, looking with as tonishment at those around her. " We're getting at something," said I. " How did you get m ?" The rouug man smiled, as he glanced at Annie, and said: " On arriving at the door I found I had lost my night key. A that inomeut a watchman happened along, and 1 told him my situation, lie knew me, and taking a ladder from an unfinished house opposite, placed it against one of the second story windows, aud 1 entered in that way." "Good! Now who was it that was heard in the parlor at ten, unless it was Brvee or one of his accomplices 7 He must have taken the key from your pocket Mr. Chandler, and stolen the note from the secretary. At any rate I will charge him with crime, let what may happeo. Per haps he will confess when hard pushed." Acting upon this thought, 1 wrote a lawyer's letter—" demanded against you Ac—which was iuundiatelv sent to Mr. Bryce. Cautioning the parties not to speak of the affair, I dismissed them. Bryce came. " Well, sir, what have you to say against me 7" he asked stiffly. " A claim on the part of John Wallace for two thousand dollars," I replied, poking OTCI- my papers, and appearing supremely indifferent. " Paid it," he said, short as pie crust. " Have you ?" said I, looking him sharply in the eye. The rascal quailed. I saw that he was a Til lain. " Nevertheless, if within an hour you do not pay me two thousand dollars, and one hundred for the trouble and anxiety you have caused my client, at the end of the next hour you will be lodged in jail to an swer a criminal charge." " W hat do vou mean sir 7" " I mean what 1 say. Pay, or take the consequences." It was a bold charge, and if he had looked like an honest man I should not have dared . to make it. " I have paid all the money, I teU you," j said he; "I haTe the note in my posses sion." " When did you get it ?" " I eot it when I paid the —." "When you feloniously entered the house of John Wallsce,on Thursday night at ten o'clock, and took the said note from the : secretary." " You have no proof," said he, grasping a chair for support. " That is my lookout. I have no time to waste. Will you pay or go to jail 7" He saw that the evidence 1 had was too strong for his denial, and he drew his check on the spot for twenty-one hundred dollars and alter begging me not to mention the affair, he sneaked off. I cashed the check, and hastened to Wallace's house. The reader mav judge with what satisfaction he received it, and how rejoiced was Annie and her lover. Wallace insisted that I should take the one hundred for my trouble; but I wa magnanimous enough to keep only twenty. Wallace signed the pledge, and was ever after a temperate man. He died a few years ago, leaving a handsome property to Chandler and his wife, the marriage be tween him and Annie having taken placi shortly after the above narrated circum stances occurred. How PANCAKES WERE MADE ONCE UPON A TlME. —When our grandmothers of about fifty years ago made griddle cakes, or, as they were theu called, pan cakes, the following receipt was then in use. We do not present it for imitation, but to show what changes a few years have wrought in that article of food. " Pancakes should be made of half a pint of milk, three great s]toonfuls of sugar, one or two eggs, a teaspoonful of dissolved pearl-ash, spiced with cinna mon or cloves, a little salt, rose-water, or lemon brandy, just ns you happen to have it. Flour should bestirred in un til the spoon moves ronnd with difficulty. If they are thin, they are ajt to soak fat. Have the fat in your skillet boiling hot, and drop them in with a spoon. Let them cook until thoroughly brown. The more fat they are cooked in, the less they soak. It you have no eggs, or wish to save them, nsc the above ingre dients, and supply the place of eggs by two or three spoonfuls of livclv empty ings, in which case they must be made five or six hours before they are cooked. A spoonful or more of New England rum makes pancakes light. Flip makes very nice pancakes. In this case, no til ing is done but to sweeten your mug ot beer with molasses, put in one glass of New England ram, heat it till it foatns by putting in a hot poker, and stir it np with flour as thick as other pancakes." Whatever we may think of the above as a recipe, the result seems to have given great satisfaction to the good folks who made and ate pancakes fifty years ago. IRON AND HARDWARE. —The trade in iron and hardware, says a New York pa per, both domestic nnd foreign, presents some remarkable features. Notwith standing an importation of iron of more than fifty per cent greater than that of lost year, we shall find our markets far from glutted. An active ttade, with prices fully maintained er advancing, is to tie found in these products through out the land. It is noteworthy that several causes, both here and in England, have combined to keep up the price of iron, and the demand has been and is in excess of the producing cajmeity of the two counties. In Europe, Bnssia and Germany have. made demands on the English" unprecedented in history. Russia, ever since the Cri mean wur, has kept in view one great object—to cover ncr vast territory with a network of railroads. For the last fourteen years she has obtained year ly loans in Western Europe, and bos steadily built iron roads with them. But since the French-German war she bos doubled her usual rate of progress in this work, and her orders for iron rails in England have been more than twice as great in the last year as ever before. The demand for all kinds of iron is very strong. American pig-iron is both scarce and high in price. Rails, both of iron and of steel, are higher and scarcer than they were six months ago, and a very healthy trade is doing, which no doubt proves satisfactory to mer chants. TBCE, O KINO.—A paper says, "One of the prettiest sights the human eye ever rested upon is gold in its liquid state." The human eye in this vicinity would be satisfied if it could see any of the metal in a solid state. CENTRE HALL REPORTER. " Fixing" the Hair In China. I aulunittcd to the operation in IVkiti its an exjvriiueiit, and have to this day a lively recollection of the Stretched at full length on a bamboo scat or cosy choir I was pummelled all over the laxly, but more jmrtictvUrly on the chest. leg* and arms by a stout, brawny attendant with his partially closed rtsts, after the stylo once so i*'pu lar at the " Husamaiu,' till 1 was faiu to cry /'emiri. Sometimes the "douche" i* administered, but only rarely. The Larlnn's outfit is simple, constating of a f good razor, which costs about three pernx, a strop which usually is uothiug more than a strip of .loutish calico cloth costiug a peuuy more. The chief items jof expense in this elaborate " kit" ore ■ the accessories. The metal basin and the liawlioo pail uuderueath, and tlie 1 l>ole stirmouuting all, which serves as | the emblem of his craft, are, however. I scarcely more expensive than the razor ! and strop, so that on the whole it di>ea not cost very much to furnish a liar IST shop in China. The tariff of charges of those engaged in this branch of industry is correspondingly low. Three "cosh," equal to übout half a farthing of British money is the sum ordinarily asked for simply shaving the head. If the queue i is plaited and interwoven with frwsh silk i the scale of charge correspondingly I rises. Shaving and braiding the queue, ' retailing a worn-out stump and shampoo ing constitute all the arts required of the barber. False moustaches and luxtnls of a rude kind, such as are worn by | actors in the public shows, are not matte by his hands, and of making perukes and wigs, so much in vogue among the civilized nations of Eurojie, he is alto gether iguoraut. In fact the Chinese gentleman is far from Wing no particular about his head as the English gentleman |is übout his beard ; where the hitter shaves at all he usually shaves daily ; if I he dines out he will often repeat the operation during the twenty-four hours, ihi the other hand, the majority of even the better classes in China slxave but twice a week, and the laboring classes but once. In the case of mourning, the law—or rather recognized custom, more jxiwerfnl than law—is to permit the head to go unshaven for months, the precise time Wing regulated by the measure of relationship to the deceased. But as the thirteen months' exemption from shaving prescribed for the loss of either of one's parents, if rigidly enforced, would produce a crop of hair too exube rant for even Chinese society to endure, where strict regard for etiquette forbids the clean polish of the razor-blade, other expedients are brought into requisition to keep the stumps of the hair within due bounds. Since the incoming of the Mantchou power, barbera' shops, primi tive and simple as they are now, must have undergone a more marked change than those we are accustomed to see nearer home, for the native Chinese, till they received this badge of a foreign yoke, did not allow either knife or scis sors to jass ujaifi their head, but were the " long-haired race" which the Tapping insurgents are wishing to lieoome. Pre vious to their subjection by the Tartars, the fashion was to bind the* long hair in a knot on the top of the head, and there to fasten it with a wooden or metal pin, as is often represented in the old pictures of the Ming dynasty. The art of hair cutting as practised in the West is as yet unknown to the Chinese harWr. It is but rarely, therefore, that a foreigner calls in the aid of native skill Ouly, indeed, when he assumes the garb of the oountry and goes into the interior does he find it necessary. This, indeed, forms the coup ti- -/nfe* to the foreigner's metamorphosis. The "tail" fastened on to the back hair deceives even the prac tised eye of the native, and, as Mr. Fortune has daily observed '' even the dogs cease to notice him."— D>trk Blue. The Culture of Fish. The America* Naturalist reviews the recent progress in fish culture iu this country. The report of the Massachusetts commissioners gives much encourage ment to those who advocate restocking our rivers with salmon, trout, shad, ale wives, bass, etc. The great run of shad in the Connecticut, in the spriug of 18~0, has Wen by popular voice attributed (o the artificial hatching of the fish in that river, in 1867. Many thonsand young fry of the salmon, St. Croix salmon, Sebago salmon, togue, and common trout have been placed in the rivers and ponds of Massachusetts and adjoining states during the post year, and it is con fidently expected that we shall ngain have salmon and trout abundant in our waters. Mr. Atkins, the able commis sioner of Maine, in his report, enters very fully into the subject of fishwnys, and repeats that all those ways complet ed in time for the fish to ascend during the season of 1870 were highly success ful He shows conclusively t hat properly constructed fish ways can W made, at comparatively slight expense, which will not only furnish a free passage to the j fish, but also not materially injure the water power of the parties owning the dams. " Their construction on every salmon, shod, and alewife river and stream in the conntry is now only a matter of time ; for, us it is proved that their construction is now simply a matter of dollars and cents, and also that the interest received by the community is very large on the small capital required i to W invested, the most penurious of dam owners will W forced by public sentiment to keep the fishwnys, which the laws oblige them to build, in good re pair." In New York, Mr. Sctli Green, "pre-eminently the practical fish-breeder of the United States," has restocked the Hudson aWve the Troy dam, with two and a half million of young fry of the shad. During the year, also, a large state hatching house has Wen built at Caledonia, aud placed under the charge of Messrs. Green and Collins, who have very successfully carried out a number of experiments, and hatched a large numWr of fish of various kinds. As ANECDOTE or Mux. HIDDONH. —A correspondent of the London Times says : Mrs. Siddons was lady's maid, I Wlieve, to the Duchess of Alienator, a relation of the Greatheads. She was nt Guy's Cliff when young Greathead broke his leg. He was a remarkably clever boy, and the Duchess's maid, for his amusement dunng the tedions hours of his recovery, used to read Shakspeare to him. The Wy was de- Lighted, and insisted upon Siddons go ing down to the drawing-room to road before the Duchess and the party stay ing at the house. Her Grace remon strated. She bad uo idea of her maid being brought so prominently for ward ; but the Wy would Dot W refused. He was furious at the denial, and, with more zeal, perhaps, than discretion, he retorted upon his noble relative in these words : "My lady Duchess, Siddons is one of God Almighty's nobles, and that is more than your Grace can say for your self." BETTER STILL.—A person in high life once went to Sir Earaly Wilmot, at the time Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, under a feeling of great wrath and indignation, at a real injury which he had received from a person high in the political world, which lie was determined to resent in the most effectual manner. After relating the particulars, he asked Sir Eardly, if he did not think it would be manly to resent it ? " Yes,' said that eminent maD, " it will be manly to resent it; but it will be God-like to forgive it." CENTRE lI.VLL, CENTRE CO., l'A., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 0, 1871. A Whole Count j Nlnk* In Florida. i The Florida malls give m-rumiU of au i astonishing phcuomouou at A porks. Orange county, ucar Filatka. The > whole county ili*npioured in one night, I ami its site is covered bv a great lake, i A oriiHi|K>udeut, writtug from the neighborhood, says : Mr. Alex, K. Foster has just coise in j with more marvelous and startling re ports. He says that on lib way from Orlando to Miltonvillc, after crossing Fort Methu branch, he left the road to avoid the constant hogging to which he was beiug subjected. The safest |ila<'e, he thought, was on a high black-jack i ridge, running parallel with the road, i which he accordingly took. After riding - a wile perhaps, his horse eoiuuieueed I bogging, ami fur some distance it was (luealiouahie whether he could get j through; he however reached more solid baiting ; again he ooiniuenced hog ging ; at this time he noticed remark able and }H>rteutous sounds in his rear. The I togging grew worse as he proceed ed, until he had to dismount ; there seemed to be no escape for him, ltoth he and his horse were still bogging. The sounds in his rear increased more ami more alarmingly ami the route in front more boggy—he dared not stop, as this would have rendered it impossible to have extricated himself—he neither dared uor could look behind him, his whole thought and aim was to reach terra firuia. At last, after the most su perhuman exertions, both he and his horse exhausted to the most extreme degree, he reached solid groaml. Turn ing to examine iuto the cause of these fearful sounds in his rear, he saw one of the must territlc and appalling sights it has ever been the fate of man to witness. The first thing that attracted his atten tion was that the trees were moving— first a gyratory motion of the top, then some gradually sinking out of sight, the tops revolviug more and more rap idly as they sunk and disappeared, oth ers following, and as they fell revolviug and describing arcs of a circle against the sky. Then the whole earth, as far as the eye could reach. Milking, and itr place supplied by a sea of waters, rusl nig, seething, boiling with the noise 01 mighty cataracts, and ever and anon casting to the surface the roots, tops or bodies of mighty pines and oaks. People are rushing from the scene of disaster. Our camp is crowded with the terror-stricken inhabitants from the country in our rear. Everybody is wait ing with forebodings and horrible ex pectations. They believe the dav of judgment has come. The extraordinary phenomenon appears more and more ex traordinary. The country from two to three miles from here to Lake Met lin is entirely submerged, and is now one vast lake. Nothing authoritative. from beyond, though rumors are rife that Orhuido is swallowed up and the whole ehatn of lakes to Indie Conway an* now united nud form sn immense inland sea. We leave immediately and . in terror for our own fate. Early llaj* of William 1.. Harry. A correspondent of the Liberal tian tells this story nlioutWm. L. Marcv : ] '• 1 sjwnt a day of my vacation at ("liarl-1 ton. Mas*. Bill Marry was a native of this neighnrhood, and grew up to !e a wild and heady youth. He was thought by his parents and by all the neighbors to be the worst hoy they knew. One win ter he succeeded, in conjunction with kindred spirits, in ousting the teacher from the district school. Salem Towne, then a young man, wa* summoned as the fittest person to hike charge of these un ndy youth and complete the term. Everybody thought the new teacher would certainly have trouble with Bill Marcv. But the trouble did not come. The first ilny hail not parsed liefore Mr. , Towne had discovered in his pupil an element of real good, and told linn so. This, to the boy, was a most unusual ac knowledgment and it touched his heart. Some one had seen good in him. He was, then, capable of better tilings, and he was determined to make the endeavor. It was the turning-point of his life. " Such was his conduct and such his progress in study that his teacher advised itirn to go 011 and prejmre himself for College. It was a great surprise to his parents, but at the urgent solicitation of Sfr. Towne they gave their consent, and he was placed under the instruction of a : clergyman in the vicinity of his homo. At length he entered college, and passed tlirough the course with great success, justifying at every step the confidence and hope of his best friend. In conse quent life he rose from one degree of eminence and usefulness to another, until at lost the whole world was familiar with the name and fame of William L. ; Marcy. " ijong years after he had left hia school-day haunts, and when he had come to deserved eminence, he visited Boston, and was the guest of the then governor of the old Bay State. Among ! the distinguished men who were invited to meet him was General Hilcm Towne. j When the Governor saw Marcy and ! Towne greet each other na old friends, ho very naturally expressed a pleasurable surprise that they knew each other so | well. ' Why !' said Marcy, ' that is the man that made mc. He was the first ! who believed in me, told me what I might become, and helped me on in life ;at that critical juncture. Whatever of merit or iliatinction I have since attained to I owe to him more than to any other living person.'" Curiosities of Life. Lay your finger on your pulae, and j know that at every stroke some immor tal passes to his Maker; some fellow being crosses the river of death ; and if we think of it, we mav well wonder that it should be so long before oar time comes. Half of all who live die before they are seventeen. Only one person in ten thousand lives to be one hundred years old, and but one in a hundred reachea aixty. The married live longer than the sin- There is bnt one soldier to every eight liersonn, and ont of even* thousand born only ninety-five weddings take place. If yon take a thousand persons who have reached seventy years, there arc, clergymen, orators, and public speak ers, 43 ; farmers, 40; workmen, 33; sol diers, 32 ; lawyers, 29 ; professors, 27 ; doctors, 24. These statements are very instructive. Fanners and workmen do not arrive at a good old age as often as the clergymen and others, who perform no manual la bor ; but this is owing to the neglect of the laws of health, inattention to the proper habits of life in eating, drinking, sleeping, dress, and the proper care of themselves after the work of the day is dons. These workmen and farmers eat a heavy supper of a summer's day, and sit around the doors in their shirt sleeves, and in their tired condition and weakened circulation, are easily chilled, laying the foundation for diarrhoea, bil ous oolic, lung fever, or consumption. •• I keep the best bread," said a cer tain baker, the other day, to a poor fel low who complained of the inferior quality of the article he liad purchased of him the day before. "I don't doubt it," replied the customer. " Then why do you complain ?" asked the baker. '' Because I would suggest that you sell the best bread and keep the bad," was the reply. Tbe Cotton Crop. The Dcjwtrtraeiit of Agriculture bo* tsuited a circular setting forth that the cotton crop reports, purporting to have come from tint Department of Agrieul , turo during the past month, have not been genuine. The items in circulation, often contradictory iu tenor, and tuum mg to lie official, have had no origin in the statistical data of that office. The returns of September include rejs<rb from about 4<W cotton-growers'eoiuitie, representing s very large proportion of the cotton area. Those for August lioint an average condition of the crop ulmoat identical with that of the pre ceding rejort ; the averages for Alabama and Mississippi Wing the saute, those of Louisiana and Tennessee Ix-ing lighter, and those of other Cotton Htates lower. The State averages of the Sep Urn Iter re port are somewhat lower than those of August, though the principal depiecia tiou occurs in the Ktatea which yield a small pro|Kirtion of the crop, while the reduction is alight iu tho iui|>ortant dis trict represented by the States of < leor gia, Alabama, Mtsataaipiu, and Louisi ana. The percentage of full condition in the first week of September, as averaged from all the obtainable data, is thus stated : North Carolina, B'i ; South Carolina, 80; Georgia, 78; Florida, 75 ; Alabama, 80 ; Mississippi, 80; Louisiana, 77 ; Texas, 81 ; Arkau sis, 95 ; Tennessee, 96. There are re ports of injuries by the boll-worm and | caterpillar, mainly iu Mississippi and Louisiana, but no evidence that a general • or very serious lows from iuseota is prob able. Bust is common iu the Atlantic States, and to some extent on the Gulf coast. Drouth has been injurious in the Oarolinas and Texaa, though the reports of raiufalla through the South iudicatq i a fair supplr of moisture, tbe distri bution of whicn has been somes list more unequal than usual. At oue point in Georgia the fall in August was traarly 14 inches, and in porta of Florida it amouuted to 33 inches. The variable atmospheric conditions have increased the prevalence of rust, and caus<*d the destruction of both loaves and fruit. These drawbacks, though greater titan those reported in September of last year, ire not sufficiently serioua to excite ap prehensions of a greatly depreciated yield. They are reported each year in some portions of tbe cotton area. In ; the records Inst year there was consider able complaints of damages to the cotton crop from rust, worms, and unfavorable August weather. These facta do not poiut to an enlargement of the expecta tion hitherto indulged iu. If they are trustworthy, the most favorable season ' could scarcely bring a crop exceeding 3,350,000 hulea. If tbe growing season should be short or unfavorable, 3,000,- • 100 bales, would be a good result ; and with a combination of unfavorable cir cumstances, the product might be still further reduced. A Hard l ife of It. Irene Robinson, s bright looking voung woman, age 19, left her Lome in Veoria, 111., two years ago, because ber ]iarents wished her to marry a man old enough to be her father, nnu for whom she entertained a decided dislike. To guard against detection, she adopted tbe habit of a boy, and, with ber nair cut short, readily passed for a boy of 15 or 16. She first went to Chicago,and there obtained work as a teamster, pass ing uuder tbe name of William Franks. She wss suspected of being a girl, but denied it, and left Chicago through fear of l>eing detected and sent home. She workod at various places as a fatm U- Itorer, but seldom stayed long at one place. The prying eyes of women were almoot always the first to detect the im posture. After various adventures she found herself in Troy, N. Y., a few days ago, aud engaged herself as deck hand on a canal t>oat commanded bv CapL Cabineau. On the way to New York tbe captain's wife accused her of being a girl, and she finally confessed that such was tho case. Ily the advice of Mrs. Cabineau, she went to one of the police stations in New York, and asked for aid to reach her home. Hb is tired of ber rough life, and is anxious to see her relatives, of whom she heard notli iug since leaving home. Her rough, horny hands ami sun-burnt face l>oar witness to her life of toil and exposure. Her garb consists of a coat, much the worse for wear and torn in several places, patched iiantaloons, rough woolen shirt, a pair of heavy boots, and a battered black ltaL She possesses a cheerful dis iKiaition. which even her rough life has been unable to suhdne. When asked why slio did not assume the garb of ber sex when slit was first accused of Wing a girl, ahe said she was afraid of Wing found by her father and compelled to re turn home. She has Wn sent home by the police authorities. latest Fashion Notes. Block caahmerc ia more used for travel ing drosses than any other material. Some very elegant silk dresses are elaborately trimmed with fine muslin embroidery. Ruches of tulle and raffles of Swiss muslin art- more worn for the neck and sleeves of dresses than formerly. Some very pretty socks arc made of the white Persian towels, and trimmed with black velvet are very stylish. A new style of bracelet is of tortoise shell made vf-iy wide and ornamented in front with a large monogram in gold. Feathers have become quite an cxpen - rive item in the toilette, as the hand some ones cost from twelve to twenty dollars. For Indies who admire large earrings, a new style is the head of a stuffed hum ming-bird with diamond eyes, inclosed in a wide hoop of burnished gold. They are very odd and showy. Many dandies have taken to wearing eoßtly lace rravata, which looks very effeminate and in bad taste. They also propose wearing small feathers or wings in the side of the low felt hats. What next ? Old lares have berome worth their weight in gold and are largely nought for, tbe present fashion of loose sleeves and open tiodicea rendering it a necessity to exhibit handsome lace and embroidery. TRANSPORTING BEEF.— 8L Louis has recently made an experiment looking to tho supply of her citizens with Texas beef, l'ighteen beeves receutly slaugh tered at Chetopa, in the Indian Territory, were transportated toTefrigeratiug cars to that market, and found to be ar fresh and good as at the hour of storting The transit took some three or fom days, but, with lines fully opened, two days would have sufficed. When this interest developes further, the live stock trade will probably undergo a revolutic n. and the barbarity of hauling cattle packed solid in cars,' over a thonsand miles to market, will cease. The economy of sending meat instead of live stock is a very important item, and the supply at given points uau always be regulated by telegraph. A THIN RIVER. —Tho La Crosse Demo crat reports the water so low in the Mis sissippi River, that steamboat* have-to keep whistling to keep oows out of the channel. Many captains are having cow-oatchere put on their boats. This is about the thinnest river yet discover ed. A light for Life. ('apt Thurston, of the bark Brothers, furnishes the following account of aL outrage by tbe Mexican pirates : Gn the Aklt of August Captain Tbura toil, was on shore at Hants Anna, and was informed by the Mexican Alcalde or Mayor, that there were three sailors on ltoard the Brothers who had leen shipped there and must be returned, Captain Thurston replied that the men bad been legally shipped, tbey were not Mexicans, and would not be given np ; if tbey were taken from bim it must IMS by force ; and if the Alcalde persisted be would lay tbe matter Iwforc the Uuited States gov ernment. The Alcalde replied : "I do not care for your government." He then arrested Captain Thurstou and ordered him to be forcibly retained on shore. The captain, seeing no other alternative, promised that if allowed to return to his vessel he would send tbe three men on shore. At this time a mob of Mexican desperadoes was surrounding the house in which lie was confined, demanding that he lie sorreuded to them. The Alcalde advised him not to attempt to pass through the mob, aa be would surely be murdered if be did. He was finally conducted to bis vessel, the crowd of ruffians following, and shouting " kill him." Once on board, be kept hi i prom ise and sent the men ashwre. After re turning to his vessel, several attempts were mails to decoy Captain Thurston on shore again, but ue would not trust himself among the murderous gang. During this time he had some alight difficulty with the consignees of the Brothers regarding some matters relat ing to the vessel or cargo. On the 27th of August the clerk of the consignee* was on the Brothers, and returned to shore with the captain's boat, stating that be would return uext morning with the necessary clearance papers for ber departure. About 10 o clock on the same night he returned to the bark in comjsuiy with eight other Mexicans from the shore. Captain Thurston welcomed the party cordially, suspecting no treach ery. and they returned nis friendly salu tations. Captain Dickey, of the Lark Harvest Home, then laving near the Brothers, was with Captain Thurston at the time. For a short time a friendly conversation was kept up, when sud denly, and in accordance with a precon certed signal, the Mexicans arose, and, drawing revolvers, surronudrd Captain Thurston, exclaiming: " You are a pris oner." The Captain seized a rutiaao, and struck at the nearest of the party. The first mate called np the crew and told them to fight for their Uvea. They seized cutlasses, be laying-pin*, capstan bars—anything that was handiest—and s desperate struggle commenced. The Mexicans fired at the crew, two shots took effect, one passing through the steward's mouth and entering his throat, injuring him painfully, but not serious! v. One of the sailors was also wounded. The crew were making a good fight, but i it was reserved for the second mate to distinguish himself by showing coolness snd braveiy that would have done honor to the veteran of many battles. He is the son of Captain Thurston, and i but eighteen years old. When the fight commenced he took bis revolver and endeavored to enter the cabin and aid bis father. Tbe Mexicans prevented him, snd he turned and entered by the rear. One of the pirates was scuffling with Captain Thurston, and him he abot dead. Alarmed by the fall of this man, the others attempted toffee, panic-strick en, towards their boat One was chafed ! by Captain Dickev and shot dead by the second mate. Taking a position on deck young Thurston fired the four remaining shots in his pistol st the wretches as they endeavored to get over the boat's aide, snd each time one fell dead, making six victims to his steady hand. Of all the assailants, but two camped to the tioat, and of those one bore a severe sabre wound. The ringleader, the con signee's clerk, was killed by a sabre cut from Captain Thurston. Captain Thurs ton shipped the anchor, made sail, snd attempted to get to sea ; bnt there was no wind, and the*veaeel lay motionless. Arm* were then collected and prepara tions made to give the pirates another fight. Soon afterward two large boats filled with men were seen pulling out from the shore, and Captain Thuraton concluded they were too strong for the means of defence at his command. He and the crew then abandoned the Brothers, and put to sea in the small loat without either water or provisiona. Tbey ] mlled thirty-five miles out, and on the 29th were picked up by the hark Harvest Home, which nad laid near ; tbcm at the scene of the attack. Captain Dickey, of the Harvest Home, states whst occurred after the Brothers was abandoned. The two bosta seen by ' Captain Thurstou pulled around her, snd by firing on her found that she was deserted. They then rowed towards tbe Harvest Home' and gave her a volley, which Captain Dickey returned with snch good eflV-et, that they hauled off and returned to shore. On the following morning, the 28th of August, a large party of Mexicans came off in two armed schooners and went round the Brothers, firing upon her with a howitzer. They then boarded her. and took her to the anchorage near shore. Captain Dickey wanted to eee no more, bnt went off to see, first sending a rejiort of what had occurred to the United States Consul at Mimtitian He picked np Captain j Thuraton and the crew. A LITTLE JOKE.— LonI Shaftesbury, in a speech at Glasgow on mission chapels, good books, city buildings, and civilization generally, fold a story to illustrate the difficulty of housing the people well. " There was an abomi nable district in London, he said. He selected a house, and persuaded the inmate- to allow him, at some expense, to whitewash the walls, and make the Claoo as tidy and comfortable as possi le. They consulted. A short time afterward he went there, and anything more begrimed than the appearance of the house, more shocking to any person caring for decency, he could not con ceive. He said, ' 'What on earth Is this ?' and the replv was, ' Plazo your honor, the house looked so cold and uncomfortable that I sent for the sweep, and axed him to give us a few warm touches.'" IT Is WELL.— The arrest of the owners of the steamer Ocean Wave, lately wrecked by explosion in Mobile Bay, and of the negligent U. 8. Inspector, is anothex wholesome proceeding which marks the revulsion of feeling against the old-time verdict of " Nobody to blame." It is likely that those men think it hard to tie made the victims of popular indignation ; but steamboat and railroad men cannot go on forever killing people with perfeut immunity.—AT. ¥. Paper. ALL SOUND, AND NOT SOUND.—A Scotch minister in a strange parish, wishing to know what the people thought of his preaching, questioned the sexton : " What do they say of Mr. ?" (his predecessor). "Oh," said the sexton, "they say he is not sound!" " Whnt do they say of the new minis tor ?" (himself). "Oh," replied the sexton, "they say he's all senna!" THE various nationalists ot Central America are taking stops toward the for mation of a confederation. THE UIPKT** GUI*. C'irajr Thorns was sitting at her toilet table, skipping a novel, while hrr maid Em ma brushed hrr long, thick, nilky hair. Home people said it was bias, because there vii so much of it; other Christians were certain it must be dyed, seeing that it bad that particular bright, golden tint which hi so often due to art; but Emma knew bettor. That exemplary girl took the eame sort of pride in her unstress's hair that a good groom dots in tbe easts of bis master's horses, aud was never tired of currying—l meau brushing it. Fortunate ly, the young lady took an equal pleasure in her passive part of the performance, and to both were aalitfted. When the spoiled beauty did not know what elue to do, ahe went up to hrr room, took off ber dress, and had her hair brushed; it was a ladylike substitute fur smoking a pipe. I wonder that Darwin has not instaaeed tbe pleasure we feel in being stroked the right war. ia favor of bi last theory. I believe that CMS y was often very near purring, especially in thundery weather, when her hair crackled like an experiment. "Well, Emma, did you go to the fiur 7" asked tb brasher, laying down her book. •■Tea, miss, I did."' "And what did you ore 7" "I saw a horsemanship, where tbey rode standing, and jumped through hoops ; won derful !" "And did you go on one of tbe round abouts that are worked by a steam-engine, which play* an organ V "No, miss 7" replied Emma, with an em pbiai*. "Do you know, Emma, I should tike to, if no one saw." "Law, tnits ! they are crowded with such a low lot, they are." "Low lots, as you call them, seem to have all the fun," sold Cissy, frith a half sigh. "And whst else did you see 7" "I went to a—fortune-teller.'' "No! In s tent 7" "There were little tents about, but it was a little yellow cart 1 went into; not in the fair exactly, but in the clomp, be fore vou corns to it. She's wonderful!"' "Is she, though! What did she my 7 Tell me," cried the excited Cnsy, who was troubled with yearnings after the super natural. "She told me all sorts of things which i she could not have known natural; a mole | on my back; bow long I have Wen in ser vice —" "Yea. yes, but the future; did she say snything about that 7"* -'She did more, nana, ahe showed it me." "No!" "In a round glass ; as true as I'm stand- j ing here I saw him plain.'' "Your future husband 7" "As is to be ; yes, Tbe two girts hod been playmates when ! very little, and there was ranch more fe- j milisrity between them than is customary with mistress snd maid. So Emma had to enter into all the mysterious details of tbe cabalirtic ceremonv. "What fun !" cried Ciesy. "I should *o like to go; I riff go! The lortunc-tell J a caravan is not actually in tbe feir. you say; I and there will not, be many pedple about if we start early." "Lor. miss! what will your pa and ma ray 7" "I don't know; 111 do it first snd a*k them afterwards, for fear they might ob ject. We will go to morrow morning, di rectly after breakfast, mind." Mr. Tboroe wis a steward; I do not mean an official attached to a steam-packet, in charge of a china shop full of white ba sins. but a manager of targe route* in the country; a well-to-do man, who had a -mall propert v of his own, which he farmed J in the moot intelligent and neatest style, an tbe outskirts of the market-town of Littaiun. Mrs. Tboroe eras plump, good natured, and lazy, yet somewhat proud and senritire; she fancied the count v fam ilies were patronising, and the would not be patronised. Cissy was their only child, and they thought much ol her, honestly believing that there never wss such another baby— child—maiden. Of course tbe paragon eras never sent to school, and her govern esses were selected principally with refer ence to their power of appreciating ber merits. Nevertheless, she was very charming, and had two lovers—l do not mean mere admirers, but two men who were ready to marry her, if she would but choose one of tbetn. But aba could not quita make up ber mind which of the brace to select. "If this gipsy would only show me which I am to take, it would rare ma a world oi trouble," ahe said to herself, with a smile; "but of rewrse that is all non seme. Yet if she did, I vow that I would be guided by it." One aspirant was Pendil Frogmore, a landed proprietor in tbe neighborhood, verv poor ; for though his rent-roll was a feir oue, his debts were enormous; but very handsome, and well set up. Indeed, he had been in the Blues: I don't mean in bad •pirita, but a man in armor, commanding men in armor, and his wife would be un doubtedly coontf. Charles Wilson was the name of the oth er ; he was a young London solicitor, who bad just been" taken into a good firm, and was now on a visit to his mother, an In dian colonel's widow who resided at Lit trlun. Mrs. Wilson and Mrs. Thome were good friends, so all was smooth there. Mi*. Wilson had murmured, indeed, when she first raw her son's inclination— "Would she be a companion for you, Charles 7 would she be able to take an in terest in the same thing* you did 7" "No, mother; and that ia just what I want. I should hate a wife who was as clever as myoelf. But how can you fell to see ber merits 7 She is such a very nice little part} F "Par/fe, Charley, par/i# ; bow dreadfully bad your French accent i! 1 grant that she would not be a bad match lor you from a worldly point of view." Frogmore was tbe more handsome, Wil son tbe more pleasant. Really, if fete would settle the matter for her, it would rave Ciasy Tboroe a world of trouble. So the pretty bone ol contention thought, as she started with her maid Em ma for Littelun Hurst at nine a. M. ; for Mr. Thorne breakfasted early, and hU daughter presided, Mrs. Thorne being a sluggard. Not a drum was heard, not a pandcan note, as they stepped briskly along; the gingerbread husbands were cov ered up from tbe dust; the merry-go rounds were still; the clown was darning his dress; the donkeys breakfasted frugally on each other's manes ; the fire-ester was trying a diet of baoon, bread, and garlic, for a change. Business never commenced in tbe feir before the afternoon. But Misa Thome's visit was not to the fair: to tbe right, some five hundred yards from the common, there was a clump of sparse tree*, and sheltered beneath them stood one of those yellow huts on wheels *hirh_ act ao vividly upon the imaginations of vil7 lage children. This was the abode of the sibyl, and tbe adventuresses turned aside towards it Emma went first up the steps, and tapped with the bright braas knocker; the door opened immediately, and a woman of the mystic race appeared—voung, hand some as a Spaniard, though her splendid black hair was rather coarse, if you came to examine it too closely. Emma drew back, to let ber mistress enter first. "Walk in, my pretty lady," said the gipsy ; "don't be afeared; lam quite alone here." Although the fun of the fair did not commence till late in the day, it was evi dent that custom came betimes to the ■ibyl, for all traces of night disorder had disappeared ftom the miniature interior, which was spick and span, neat and clean ; obviously prepared for visitors. The small TERMS : Two Dollars a Year, in Advance. apartment was still further reduced by a curtain, which ran on braee rings along a rod, enclosing a portion of tbe space. The gi|y examined Cissy's band, and began making shots—osotras though, most; bull's #jr. some. "You are an only child, end your Bather and mother would gfre you gold to eat, if you wanted H; you had a bad illnesa four or fire yean ago; wbeo a child you were in great peril from a dog." A tot more to tbe same effect, couched in vogue language, but very correct. Clray began to be sorry that she had come. "There's two gentle- men as is very sweet upon you, my |*wtty lady," continued the tin poetic ethyl; you many one you trill be unhappy all your life, but if you take the other you wHI be lucky, and live to be eighty, and ride in your carriage sad pair all the time." The ides of this very protracted drive rather amused Cioay, arid that revived her courage. After all, the woman might have mad* inquiries about her on the chance of ber "* *"* l "g, • •'And how an I to know which of thee* gentlemen to ehooee V the asked it ban tering tone. •'Ah, thet I cannot tell, my ledy; but you can look In the Magic Ulaas for your aetfl and aw if It shows you aught," "Let me eee it, then," said Ciasy brave ly, though the feeling of croepioeoe began to return. * Tbe gipsy said that Emma should leave the caravan; but Cissy would not hsre that, so s eutapromioc was effected ; the moid was blindfolded. Then the gipsy drew slides across the Utile window* on either ride, producing a deep twilight. Then tbe curtain at tbe further end slowly parted, revealing a wall of Mack doth, tightly stretched, in the oentre of which eras fixed a circular mirror, about two feet in diameter, end this gradually became lu minous. Cissy's nervousness returned with increased foree, and she grasped the hand of ber blind folded maid. A table separated the firis from the mirror; and whether it wis owing to the nugic quality of the glass, or the angle at which it was plaeed, it djjf not reflect the figures standing opposite it. Indeed, it was more like ground-glass than an ordi nary mirror; ground-glass with a treble light behind It. ProoenUr the surfece be came covered with ill-defined, shifting shadows, nkicb gathered so thickly as to obscure tbe whole of it; and then tt grad ually cleared, and a head snd shoulder* grew upon it; it cleared a little more and revealed —the undoubted fere of Charles Wilson Ciuiy stood aghast in awestruck terror before this supernatural intimation; when suddenly, as she gazed, the fere be fore her became convulsed with en express ion of terrible agony. "Jbe uttered e little •cream, and fainted. Fresh air and csid water seea brought her to; she foe'd tbe gipsy, and started homewards. "You see'd him, mie% 7" inquired Emma. "Yes; and 111 never marry any oue else, if 1 die an otd maid. But, oh, what can that dreadful expression oa hit face fore tell 7 I fear that some awiul calamity will happen some day!" A not improbable dread. These was oue consolation: fete and Cissy's secret wishes had hit it off nicely. Girls are queer things, and ahe had hardly known that abc preferred Charley Wilson as much aa the did. In due time be offered, and was accept ed ; and tbey were married, and went for their honeymoon to tbe lake pf Coma. One evening Charles Wilson rowed hi* bride out in a very clumsy tub. "How serious Vou are, Cissum*!" he raid, finding her W chatty than usual. "Did that bravo-looking beggar frighten you? Because his frowry bead shall be punched if he did." "Oh, no; oh, don't offend him!" cried the young wife. "I am sure be has got what tbe Italian* call the Rril Eye P "Has he? Well, never mind; tbe Americans bare invented a potion which counteracts the effect" "Really V "Yea; wbeo we return, I will get that gentleman from New York stopping at the hotel to concoct us an Eve-opener; that will make it all right." "Oh,do!" cried Mrs. Wilson; and ber husband paddled on. "I say, Ciwums," he said preeently, rest ing on his oars, "don't think that lam finding fault, because yftu have not got any fault*, so that would be absurd; but are you not rather superstitious 7" "And if I am, I haTe a right to be," said she. "Ah! any particular expenenre 7" And he wormed out of her the whole story. "I am sorry I told you." she cried, wb*w he burst out laughing; "you don't believe it! You had better call'roe astwy-teller at once." "Believe it, my dear! lam ready to swear to it. You" did not see my ghost, though; vou were looking at SM. 1 was in a dresdfolly confined position, and that thief of a gipsy was so long about her pre liminaries, that I got a horrible cramp in my right calf, and made a feoe which I thought would betray me." Tbe bride burst oat crying. "And vou bribed my maid ; and laid a plot with a common gipsy to deceive me; and newly frightened me to death; and were laughing at me all the time—oh P •he sobbed. "All's feir in love," raid Wilson, sheep islilv. "It was unworthy of you F she contin ued ; "you have married ma on false pre tences.' I shall never feel the ram® to warda you; 1 will never forgive you, nev er !" But she did. Aw INCIDENT or DICKENS.— It was in one of those horrid opium dens of Lon don, that he gathered the incident which he related in tho opening chapters of "Edwin Drood." In a miserable court we found tbe haggard obi woman blow ing at a kind of pi|M> made of an old penny ink-bottle. The identical words which Dickens puts into the mouth of this wretched creature in "Ed win Drood" we heard her croqn aa we leaned over the Uttered bed on which ahe was lying. There waa something hideona in the way this woman kept repeating, " Ye'll pay up according deary, won't ye?" and the Chinamen and Lascars nmdo never to-be-forgotten pictures in the scene. I watched Dickens intensely aa he went among these outcasts of London, and saw with what deep sympathy he en countered the sad and suffering in their horrid abodes. TOBFKDO BOATS. —Three torpedo-boats for tbe German fleet are now in the oourse of construction at Dantzir. They are built almost entirely of iron, and lieing about sixty feet long and only six or seven broad, they have nearly the form of a fish. The deck of each boat is to be convex, ao as to be but little ex posed to damage from the enemy's shot, and the rodder ia at the bow, where there is a small opening about an inch wide to serve as a lookout for the steersman. The boats are propelled by screws, the power for which will be fur nished by miniature engines. Petroleum is to be used as fuel. How HE LOOKED AT IT, —At the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, a little child was standing with her mother at Lord Ashburton's window, to see the funeral go by. She made no remark until the Duke's horse was led by, the saddle empty and the boots reversed in the stirrups, when she looked up into her mother's face and said, " Mamma, when we die will there be nothing left of us outotlr boOtS. J _ , IWi (MM. And Wsiorw Ipnks in Psasfctth tain*. IV stwltar b*a3r% jnuto'tormffc, • JFASSSSFRGS^ luiiUnn to •** J Omadtmm pr.i4 <••* nU Pleas* |a*t fiw *war, or ad M tit. t'i ASGWFFGAS?JJ& '^^^'SSLSS l ~.= ".Tsr.isrs^. Ti. R -<l tht HMTW M |l i He wire |Uud begin* in V*. --9BBWBW PmU ul PandM. A pspsr that totw —A alwriiFa war rant Any two apples at® alls® it tb®J • mknl Advice to persons meditating law— Keep jowr own counsel. The man who wan injured by a bwat of aftis**. in reeowfiog. The lady that took everybody's eye, ntaat harebad quite a total them. HM mail who wan nil abip-alutpc moat have KMimiwf a little out of proportion. To young it sot wator-pnxrf yw should pitch it. If virtu* it it* own reward, there will be person* who will hare little enough. TV youag woman who manriea an un worthy man take "a her lard a name in vain. " That'* my IMAMM f aa the botcher Mild to the dog that waa killing hia H*a aaitor is shot at, if hit at all, V woold doubtless prefer to bo hit is the cheat A barn-door fowl ami a lawyer who ta'ks for pay pick np their living with ♦yir bill*. "I toll von. wife, I have got the plan •0 in ay bred." " Ah, then, It's all m a notehell." When a poor fallow in about to be burned by the savages, hi* very edat enoe ia at stake. Bheridsn having been a*k*d what wine V lik/4 beet, replied, "The wine of other people." Money m a great tow* in the aflhire of men ; *> gnat a leaver that aome of na can never keep it Excres Of ceremony shows want of breeding; that civility ia heat which in- MuO formality. Two long curb on each aide are to il the place d the curia at the back that have been worn ao long by the ladiea. Demi-trains are to be adja-ted for ahreet-wear by mean* of tonus to loop them np to the waiat at the back Mama. A New Jewry woman discovered bar luat little boy ia a CHpay camp, and at tempting to recover him, ww aaaaoftad and beaten off by the outlaws. The „hiM begged to be allowed to go with hia mother. A Berkshire papa nhnervad to hi* daughter's bean : "Jim !if yon wan* Lu vtm can have her: but I don't want voa hanging around base uatem yon mean tmaiaaaa. If yon intend to mairy her. harry up, for I cant be kept awake nights ranch longer." Saratoga girls are organising **- kiaung aocwty. Recently the rule# of the society imposed a fine of one dollar for rec* kirn bestowed on the masculine gender. At the end of a week noma of thoee girls were actually indebted to the aorfebrin awn* ranging from 5 to ta&. The amneistton will disband. The proprietor of a bear-garden and bffliaid-ealoon in Cincinnati was brought before the police-court for keeping hia 1 place open on Sunday, bat the court held that, inasmuch as he waa an Israel ite who faithfully obaerred the seventh ! day of the week aa the Sabbath, no conviction conkl be had under toe stat utes. A frw months ago to# Antwerp paper* reported that toe" Wandering Jew"had reappeared and been spoken to in that ; eitv. The tradition of centuries ia that the visits of that mythical personage i always precede wr or pestilence ; and the superstition* are now connecting toe outbreak of cholera in Belgium with toe recent visitation of the wanderer. There ia something remarkable in the vitality j of this ridiculous tradition. A Kansas Girt. The Topek* (Kansas) Record narrates tiba following, which goes to show that the Kan MM giri alluded to Ims phick and perseverance, if not discretion : "As a gentleman waa coming into town toe other day en the Wakaruaa road, he noticed a young girl on a pony. Pretty toon the pony began to display* bad temper, and very shortly afterwards threw the girl, who tuned a somersault in the air and struck oil her bead in th* road with terrific force. The gentleman got out of hia buggy and wen* to her ANsietanee. He found she had got a bad full, and had a cut serosa her forehead. He advised her to abandon pony riding for the present, but she wiped the Wood from her tore, and insisted upon mount ing her fmeticua dead again. Anxious for her aafetv, her friend watehod for future developments, and in a few min utes she was hurled over toe pony's head, to>vi thin time oh# struck the ground with such force that he thought she J must have broken every bone in her body. The pony took the opportunity to gallop off. She was again helped to her feet, half stunned and covered with dust, and urged to abandon riding such a fractions brute; but clutching her riding whip, the started off in pursuit of the ponv, evidentlv determined to ride Mm . or get her neck broken in the at tempt She was apparently about six teen years of age." Hooe NR JAPAN—Jame* Brooks now in Japan, writes: There is a speculation Eoing on, jnat now, among the Jape who are seen China, in hogs. The live hog market has been going up and down, just like stock in the Wall street market, and hogs here have their " bears" and •* bulls," just as other stock, or stocks, have them. A sow and a litter of pigs, some time ago, sold as high as $1,500 ; but now the bears have their way, and they have ruined the bulb in hogs. But they don't drive hogs here, on toe To caido, as we do in America. When hogs are recalcitrant, as in America, they don't here turn tail where head ought to be, and drive them backwards, but in merer for the dear hog they tenderly put liun in a basket, and sling the basket on a pole over two Coolies shoulders, and in this way Japs drive hogs to the Yeddo market. TH* UNITED STATUS Sns AT*. —Twenty - two Senatorial chairs in the chamber at I Washington will become vacant a year from the next 4th of March. Twenty of the Senators whose terms expire are Republicans. Two are Democrat*. This fall, nine of the States which they represent are to elect Legislatures, in whole or in part, by whom the next Senators will be chosen. The others do not elect Legislatures till a year hence. Fooi, AND His MONET. —A Paris paper says that a rich American haq,offered to rebuild the Tuileries solely at his own expense, on condition that one of the wings of the new building shall receive his name, and that as long as be hres he shall be allowed an apartment in it look ing out on the gardens, and an invitation to all the ceremonies which shall ever be given in the palace by any government which may be in power there. Txz boiler of a hat factory in Kew buryport, Mass., exploded, killing seven men working on the premises, and in jured two others. NO. 39.