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My chair wan moved before the blaze Aud with half-clotted eyea I drew A picture of the by -gone daya. With teuder thoughts and miud scrone (I love euch atormy nighta as tbeae), I called up from the drifted patt A thousand pleasant memories. No getting rare my tlgurea had, No heavy frame cmboBacd with gold, Hut atill tbo canvaas grew mout fair With radinnt faoea mauifold. The loved ouea all were gathered there, Illue oyei and brown and dainty fornix, Till gaziDg at them I forgot The ontaido war of winda and atonns. And thus I thought, when I am dead, The blinding mitt, the biting wind, The tearing wavoa, the roof, tbo i-boala Of lower lifo all loft bebiud, I ebw.ll 1-1,1 my friends again ; Bball their bauds and touch their lipa lu aome fair harbor aafely moored, Ab are tboae distant, laud-locked ( bipa. . i done cjs wit n AN ARTIST'S REWARD. The family at Deersfiold was rather singularly grouped. The children of the house wore of divided parentage. Belle was the daughter of Deorsfleld'sprux nt owner. Jane was his orphan nioce. Caroline, the only child of a widowed mother, was destined to bo heiress of Deeiafield after tho lifetime of her cous in Belle's father. Jos was the half brother of Belle by her mother's former marriage. He was an orphan, poHMsed of a substantial patrimony. Thu guar dians of the four children wero (he mas ter of Deersfleld and the mother of Car oline, who very harmoniously l ulod these incongruous elements given into their care by a straago fate. Belle and Jane were not difficult to manage. Joe, a gentle lad, gifted with a wonderful talent spring to the life, and afflicted stammering speech that made him reticent of talk and shy of eompau ionship, was devoted almost to tho de gree of solitnde in his ceaseless appliei tion to his art. Caroline was a tease and a romp, forever in disgrace. It was no matter of surprise to Joe that on the morning after Charlie E vans' fancy ball the Daughter of the Regiment was in solitary couflm nieut as punish ment of some unpardonable act. She hailed Joe from her window as he cross the lawn, motioning to him that Bhe wanted to let down a baskot for provi sions, as sho would not and could not eat 'dry bread.' Joe had been her forager before; her slave he always was. To say truth, he loved this wild, naughty, self assertive playmate of his with all the secrot fer vor of a boy's hoart. Caroline was aware of thu hidden sentiment, and im posed upon the homage egregioinly. Joe having satisfied himself that the coast was clear, received the basset which Caroliuo dropped from hc-r win dow with n cord. Tiio basket contained a threo-coruored note. 'Dear Jok: It's perfectly shameful that I'm locked up. I should starve if it were not for you. All I did was to go up in the cupola last night with Charlie Evans to see his edged eugle. Poor thing, it pine. And it was so uico up there, we staid an hour. Mamma was awfully angry. Ho was Ben, for I was engaged two dances with him, aud miss ed' both. Oh, Joe, you ought to have htm there I it was vtry poky in yon not to come late, as you promised. Cauomne.' A quiok, sharp flush OKBied Joe's faoe as ho read this note, not in disgust, as one might imagine, at the mnndauo ap petite of his fuir goddess, but at the odo sentence of the note not marked em phatically with nudorliue: 'Up in the cupola last night with C Inn lie Evans.' Joe smothered his joalous pang, brib ed Nan, the oook, liberally, and scut the basket up to Caroline so heavily loaded that one ounce more would have lirnk.n tin imi-,1 . Mamma from a r coss of the library wiudow caught a glimpse of this trans action, but by tho time she reached the third story, unlock tho doov, aud con fronted her primmer, basket and contents had Blike vanished. Carolino's lips wero extromely rod, but otherwise there was no sign that anything had boon devour ed. Sho sat in tho window space break ing bread into orumbH; a tioek of wood birds hovered around her. I cannot eat dry bread, mamma,' she said; 'but my birds do, they eoem to love it.' 'Carrie, Carrie, what a girl you are!' said mamma. She meant to be reproach ful, but her voice was not stern; sho was viewing her daughter in one of tkose winning trails that offaet her hoideu ways. The rosy-oheol ed, bright-eyed Carrie viae an attractive creature ns she sat in IXDEPENtjiEXT IX ALL THINGS ; RESPONSIBLE FOR NOTHING. VOL. IV. CLEVELAND, TEXX., OCTOBER M, l7!. XO. H. It gniar i f advertising, tl per aqoarw Urat MWtfW M4 N cunt, eaob fubaeqaant cimn. . i :al coitra Is i 1 ' -ido for all adrwr- l t.ait ut for four .uiu..nn or over. TraiMent advertitem-nta aJwaya payable I jartt rly in advanre M-ir'agea ai:d oh INI notice, over on inare, obargej for at half regnUr rate. Ail locil r.cwa 10 oenti a Itne for each in lorlion. No cotloea ioaerted for 1cm than fifty out. the sunlight feeding the birds, which, answering her call, spod from the grove, and alighted fearlessly on her head, her heads and her shoulders. Mamma's forgiveness was won by the picture To Joe, looking from below, the vision was even more pioturesque: the dormer window in the gray roof oveihucg with vines of woodbine aod wistaria, the dark recess relieving the Fun-lit figure, the smiling face welcoming tho birds. As rears passed on, the three pretty schoolgirls bocame winning aud won young ladies. Bello married first, then Jano, and now Caroline was engaged to he married to Charlie EvauB, iu spite of tho remonstrance of many of her friends, who knew the young man to be as un principled in morals as he was handsome in person. Willful Oarolino answered to all re monstranci: 'I have loved him all my life; I like him; and I have promised to be his wife.' Ou tho day that this engage mi ui was announced, .Toe sailod from America to study in Italy his art. There had been a stormy sceuo the night before. When Caroline deliber ately told Joe that her hand was irrevo cably promised to his long-dreaded rival, Joe's anguish was something too com plete to be hidden; itsintensity aud force shocked Caroline. Bhe know not what to say to this faithful lover of years to alleviate his pain. Hho boldly sprang to the defensive, and then to an aggres sive course. She sharply, almost ooarse ly, reproved him for having lavished his heart upon one who could not by any possibility return his affection. They parted more in anger than in sorrow. Such was Caroline's caprica; and Joe, renouncing all hope of happi ness, tried to draw consolation from the sole reflection : 'I have my art.' One August night, a month before the time fixed for Caroline's marriage, a message was brought to her from the village that lay iu the beautiful valley at the foot of tho rolling uplands of Doersflold. Close under the gateways thero lived a young woman who had been for several years seamstress at 'the mansion,' and who, gathering together all her earnings, established herself, with her aged mother, in the modest oottnge which she hoped to call home for a happy lifetime. Bnt ceaseless toil with the needle told npou her strength and she had fallen a victim to consump tion. Her days were nearly numbered, aud she had sent the message to her 'dear Miss Caroline, who had always been so indulgent,' to please to come soon as possible to reeeive a dying wo man's request. Caroline, although the hour was late, said 'I will go at once,' As was her in dependeut way, she started forth on her errand unattended, and bidding her mother 'good night,' added, 'Do not bo alarmed if I remain until daybreak.' The house she entered was a cottage so built that its porch had double en trances. One of tueso opened into the dwelling of the poor seamstress; the other had been occupied since May by a master-workman in a factory beyond the village, himself a stranger to the region, who brought with him as house keeper bis daughter, a girl of unusual beauty, a rustic queen, a blonde of that vital temperament which gives to youth ful health its most expressive form. This daughter, Mag Merritt, became the village belle. As Caroline entered the porch the Merritt's portion of the cottage was quite still and dark. On the other side the lattice was thrown open upon a garden crowded with fragrant plants, and a faint light gleamed ont. The light was burning in the ohamber, where, after a word with the sinking sufferer and the mother enfeebled by grief, Caroline de cided to remain all night. Before midnight the purpose for which the mistress of Deersfleld had been summoued was duly confided to her oar; and then sleep fell on the sufferer, and Caroline, having dismissed the aged wateher, was alone. She turned the lamp low and drew her chair by the wiudow, where the perfume of the gar den floated in the mingled breath of carnation aud rose. For years after that night the scent of those preoions flowers sent a faintness to Carrie's heart and a pallor to her lips like the poison of deadly plants. Near midnight, when all was still save the midsummer insects humming in the trees, aud the distant rippling of the brook, approaohing voices wero heard. Two peoplo were coming along the lane. Words indistinct at first, grew dear as they oame near. They were lovers' voioes aud lovers' words. 'Mag, my darling.' 'Oh, Charlie, if it were not for that.' 'If it were not for that you would go with me; wo would fly to the far West, to California. You would bo a queen, Mag, in tho uucouventional new world. Wo would go together to morrow yes, to-morrow, my love, my only love.' T) morrow, dear boy, if it were not lot that.' 'And when you know so well that I do not love her; that I never have loved her; that it is a mode match; a marriage for money I Oh, Mag, how can you be so unreasonable?' 'But the love you,' said the woman's voice, now dose at Caroline's ear, un der the roof of the porch. 'Yes, she loves me; there's the rub. That rather hnrts a fellow; he doesn't want to be hard on a girl who loves hira, aud has loved him all his life. Bat then, you see, I cannot return bur uffcotion tho kind of affection she wants. And she's a spirited creature, Mag; ought I to marry her as I feel vow f If it hadn't been for you, you witch, I might have come to care for her in time. But, Mag, I m a changed inuu now; I know what love is; I dread my marriage-day like a funeral.' A pause a httlo rustling pause. Then a whisper unheard; a louder whis per distinct: 'Oh, Mag, my darling, my darling, say yes.' 'I cannot, Charlie, with that woman's image before me. It would haunt ns till our dying' Caroline heard no more. When next a sound reached her it was the sound of the work-a-day world. A markd wagon had broken near the lane, and the harsh voice of tho driver was wreaking upon his horses tho anger ronsed by the dis aster. The moon ha t set; it was nearly day. Caroline before noon sent a letter to Charlie Evans that made him a free man: 'Something tells mo that I cannot dob- Bibly bo your wife. I am aorry that cir cumstances have mi shanfvl ! Iiemi-i Ivi-. but I am compelled to withdraw my promise. Do not see me. 1 snail ro fuse an interview. When a year has Massed, and wo meet ncain if we meni. again let us meet aa friends. Uaromnk. Charlie Evans used his freedom. He obtained, by not strictly honorable moans, a sufftoient snm of money to ven ture fortune-seeking in California. He was married to Mag Merritt on his way to the West; and his friends, indignant st the runaway match, bitterly blamed Caroline. Caroline bitterly blamed herself, but Dever for any act toward Charlie Evans. Her thoughts flew to her faithful lover, whom she had mercilessly trifled with, and dismissed at last crnelly. She felt now what pangs she had inflicted upon the earnest-hearted Joe. Now she would give years of ber lifo to call back the past, and be a kinder girl to her faith ful friend. Since their parting she had heard but seldom from Joe, and after her uncle's death the unfrequent tidings altogether oeased. Now she wrote to Belle, who lived abroad, to send her some word of 'her old friend. ' Belle wrot, saying she was ashamed to confess how ignorant she was; but the last she heard, Joe was making a furor with his wonderful paintings; ho had settled himself in Rome, and she be lieved had married the daughter of an American consul to one of the Mediter ranean ports. Misfortune followed Caroline. By a series of culpable mismanagements by people in trust, Caroline's inheritance was lost. Before she had eDjoyed for three years the possession of her be loved Deersfleld that noble place wat offered at public sale. Sinoe the day of her great sorrow Caroline had met no trial like this. Indeed, her heart had flown to all that was dear in her coun try home as refuge from its bitter lone liness. Now this refuge was gone. The'day of the sale, after having or dered the preparation of the house and grounds with care of every detail, Caro line mounted her favorite riding-horse, and rode far off into the wood paths. She returned after sunset, in the twilight dusk. She knew as she entered the house that all was over; she felt that the home was no longer hers. She felt, brave and spirited as she was, that tho world to her, save that it held her mother, was a place only of dreariest exile. She was met in the hall by one of her faithful servants, who seemed to have been weeping. 'Miss Caroline,' he fal tered, 'the gentleman who haa bought the house is in the parlor, and wishes to see yon.' Caroline had been marble-pale when this message reached her, but now the hot blood flashed to her cheeks. She chocked a violent exclamation. Her heart arose indignant against this last demand upon her enduranoe. She con quered hen-elf, and said, 'I will see him.' But the gentleman whom she found in the parlor was not the dreaded stran ger who held her treasure, not the new master of the house whose Inimical form her fanoy had already oonjured. No; it was an old friend, an artist returned from abroad, bringing his laurels with him an artist who had come to tell Caroline that all his fame had been won by his devotion to her image a friend come to tell Caroline that time had not changed and never would change the constancy of his heart. It was Joe. On the very next day to the day of her despair, hope dawned upon Caro -line. The world became something more than a plao of dreary exile. 'And yon really bought Deersfleld?' Yes; but on only with your yonr money the payment for your image. Caroline with the birds; Caroline with the blood-hound; Caroline standing in the field, with the wild oolts careering toward her, only, as one in the piotnre shows, to lay the trustful head against her shonlder. These pictures brought great prioes. Caroline Carrie, Deers fleld is yours.' 'And you yon dear, dear Joe?' It was Carrie who stammered uow. I am yours too. My love, my queen, my darling!' Harper's Weekly. A Sketch for Pilferers. Teeterday a fruit-dealer on Market street, bays tho Lonisvillo Courier Jotirnal, incensed by the liberties takeu by the loafers with his wsres displayed at the door, placul a half gallon of cay enne pepper iu a basket, labeled it 'New Zealand Cherries,' and hung it iu a conspicuous place in front of his stand. In a few minutes the next door merchant sauntered up, inquired how trade was, pioked up a New Zealand cherry, plnct -1 it in his month, and suddenly left to attend to a customer. The Rtv. Dr. Bowly rounded to, observed that the yellow fever news from Memphis was not very encouraging this morning, and ah! it had been years Binco he had a New Zealand cherry; whereupon he ate one, remarked that it was superb, wiped his weeping eyes on his coatfileeve, supposed that New Zealand was getting warmer every year, wished the dealer good morning and departed, lamenting the growing weakness of his eyes in tho sunlight. A chronio deadbcat then came up, took a mouthful of cherries, spluttered them out, with an imprecation, all over the fruit, Muffed a pear, a banana and a 1 much of grapes into his mouth to tako out the taste, informed the dealer that he would have him prosecuted for keep ing green frnit, and went down the street to the pump. A lady with two children next appeared, stopped to ad mire the cherries, asked if she mightn't just taste of them she never had seen any before supplied the children and walked away walked away with a face fiery with Bcorn and anger, while the children set up a howl that brought all the people to the doors and windows and drove all the policemen off the street. Thus the fun went on all the morn ing. The frnit dealer never laughed so much in all huMaifa. The occupants of the adjaoent and opposite stores and a shoal of small boys soon learned what was up, and watched and joined in a ringing rosr as each new victim tried the cherries. Finally, a solemn-looking countryman lounged up, inquired the price of them 'ero New Zealand cher ries, invested in a pint, put one in his mouth, took it out again, gave the fruit dealer a lingering look of mild reproach, pulled off his coat and 'waded into' him. When he left, the fruitman with tenden cies to practical jokes had a blue eye, a red nose, a purple face, a sprained wrist and several bushels of fruit scat tered around among the small boys, whde the same ringing roar of laughter was going up from the lookers-on. Eqnine Affection. Wo have heard a great deal from Eastern travelers of the wonderful at tachment which exists between the horse and his master in Oriental lands, but we doubt if anything more interest ing has ever been told than the follow ing story of Goldsmith Maid : Recently, Charley Cochrane, who was for many years her faithful groom, arrived from California, aud wishing to see the grand old trotting mare and her colt, called on Mr. Smith, her owner, to obtain his per mission to visit Fashion Stud farm in New Jersey. Mr. Smith accompanied Cochrane to tho farm, and on arriving there remarked : 'Charley, the Maid is very jealous of her celt, is very cross, and will permit no one to approach it.' Cochrane arranged that Goldsmith Maid should hear his voioe before she .saw him, and, although they had not seen each other for two years, a loud whinny presently assured tho visitors that ihe mare had rooognized tho man's voice. Cochrane next showed himself, when a a touching soeno. occurred. The old queen of the turf, who for months would not allow any one to approach her, making use of both heels and teeth if it was attempted-, rushed with a bound to her old friend, forgetting even her colt, and rubbed her head upon his shoulder, her nose in his face, played with his whiskers, and showed by her every action that her heart was full of joy to see him. Directly tho colt came up to them, and the old mare was delighted when Charley placed his hand on tho little fellow. When Cochrane left the place the mare followed him to the gate, whinnying for him even after he had passed out of her sight. The Norristonn Man's Story. An exchange tells of a man who turned gray in an hour. He slipped from the side of a oanyon, and catching a protruding rock, his body was sus pended in the air a thousand feet above the roaring waters of the Arkansas. We once heard of a youug woman who ex perienced a similar metamorphosis. She had jet black hair, all of her own rais ing, reaohing to her waist. She fell in love. Tho wedding day was named, and that young lady, who manifested con siderable nervousness during the mar riage ceremony, turned Gray as soon as the clergyman pronounoed the couple man and wife. The fact that her hus band's name was Gray is supposed to have had something to do with the change. Constant stooping the shoulders stints the growth and disfigures the person, Texas of To-Da v. A writer in Harper's Magazine for October gives this interesting skotch of the great Southwestern State: Texas may be, for couvonieuco' sake, divided into eastern, cci.tn.1, und western sections. The first, or timbered portion, has the Trinity river as a western boundary. This region exceeds tho area of the Ststo of Now York. Central Texas may bo defined aa including all of the vast prairio lands from tho Trinity to the Colorado, leaving beyond a territory larger than both of the former, and ex ceeding the size of any fonr of our or dinary States, as tho western portion. The first-named is the oldest in point of Auglo-Saxon civilization. The prairie loam lands ere in a condition of evolu tion of progression, and being the most fecund, the great ocnters of population which multiplied generations will pro duce will bo located within the bounda ries given. Much of the far western lands is arid and unculitvable. The Staked Plains are the most notuble ex ample. Western Texas will be invaded in time bj the miner; for its mineral wealth, as already revealed, is consider able. Tho tide of emigration to this section will doubtless reverse the gen eral order of things, and move eastward through Arizona. Railway oommnnica tion, hereafter spoken of, from the PaciQo, will materially contribnto to this result. At present the extreme point of eastern encroachment is the city of San Antonio, which is only a city of the Anglo-Saxon by virtue of conquest, aud marks the limit of a daring, bril liant and intellectual civilization, whoso impi lse was eastward, and which built a garden in the plain abcut the time that the French took root in Indiana, and the good people of New England wero exercising themselves about the Salem witchcraft delusion. It is reason able to assume that history may repeat itself in this instance. The wooded country of Eastern Texas yields a rich variety cf useful woods yellow pine, cypress, rod and white oak, hickory, pecan, and cedar predominat ing. The Trinity, Sabine, Neches, An gelina, San Jacinto, and other rivers afford ratting facilities and water-power at times, although water is an uncertain commodity in the State, and nearly all mills have steam-engines. A new road will soon bisect the lumber districts, springing from Deuison, near the Red river, and traversing the State to Sabine Pass, which is eixly miles oast of Gal veston, aud already an important lum bering point. The trausoontinc ntal division of the Texas and Pacific, as well as its main line from Marshall westward, affords an outlet for tho northern section, while tho International and Great Northern road passes through its western tier of counties, and a road toward New Or leans connects Orange, on the Sabine, with Houston. Before the construction of the railroads, one of the greatest dif ficulties which the prairie settler had to encounter was the scarcity of and ex treme cost of lumber, It Bold as high as sixty and seventy dollars per thou sand feet, and was often hauled hundreds of miles by ox-teams. The Texan lum berman finds his market toward each of the cardinal points of tho compass. Tho cloared lands in the valleys yield a good quality of cotton, to the extent of a bale of five hundred pounds to the ftore. Some rice is grown upon the low lands bordering the Gulf, as well bb tho stable known as Sea Island cotton. An Englc Killed by a Woman. A farmer named Utt, who lives near one of the lakes in Preston township, Pa., has a two-year-old gamecock that was presented to his wife, and she has taken a liking to the fowl. Tuesday laBt, while her husband was absent.Mrs. Utt heard a commotion among the chickens in the barnyard, and, on run ning out, found her gamo rooster gal lantly fighting with what she supposed was a very large hawk, which was try ing to fasten its talons in the chicken. The birds wero so deeply engaged in the oombat that Mrs. Utt's shouts did not drive the enomy away. She picked up a stick aud ran into the barnyard, and struck the intruder. This did not apparently alarm it. Then she seized it by the neck with both hands, and, for the first time, saw that it was an eagle. The powerful bird buried its claws deep in Mrs. Utt's arm. She did not dare let go her hold, although the eagle was tearing her flesh dreadfully. She tight ened her grasp on its throat and then throw herself heavily to the ground upon it. In this way she kept it down and choked it to death. The flesh on Mrs. Utt's arm was torn to the bone in places, The eagle measured nearly five feet from tip to tip. Signor Marcnoci, of Spolete, Italy, a man of property and position, oalled in Dr. Domeniols to attend his only son, who was seriously ill. If, said Marcnoci, the young man reoovered, Dr. Domen icls should receive 2,000 francs; if, on the other hand, tho patient died, Dr. Domeniols should be killed. Marouooi proved to bo a man of his word, for the lad died, and the father thereupon killed Domeniols. He was condemned to five years' imprisonment and the payment of a fine of $5,000, to be given as damages to the doctor's widow. In the Jaw s of a l.lmi. I was ont after porcupioos, and was lying down one night near a porcupine's hole, waiting for him to come out. I had no gnu, but only my hnnting knifo and a large knob-kerne with which to knock the porcupine on the nose; for that, as T in know, kills him at once. I did not hear a sound nntil I found the grass near me mnve and a lion got his paw on me and lifted mo np. The brute pressed his daws into me; but luckily my leather belt prevanted his teeth from damaging me, and he oarried me, holding on to my belt and ooat. If either of these had given way I should have been laid hold of in a far more rough manner. A lion is like a cat in one thing he can hold a live creature in his mouth aud not damage it, just as I Lave seen a oat carry a mouse. I knew tho nature of the lion well enough to know that if I struggled I should have my neck broken or my head smashed in an instant; so I did not struggle, but quietly drew my knife and thought what was best to do. I thought at first of trying to strike him in the heart; but I could not reach that part of him, and his skin looked bo loose that I could not strike deep enough, carried as I was. I knew it would bo lifo or death with me in on instant, eo turning myself a bit I gashed tho lion's nose and out it through. The lion dropped me as I should drop a poisonous snake, and jumped away, roaring with pain. He stood for on in stant looking at me; but I did not move, ond ho did not seem to like to carry me again. More than onca ho came up to within a few yards, licking the blood ns it poured from his nose; but thero I re mained like a stone, and ho was fail ly afraid to tacklo mo again. I knew a buffalo and an ox are very sensitive about the nose, and n cat if just tipped on the nose cau't stand it, eo I thought the lion might be the same, and so it proved, From 'Among the Zulu.' The Turkish Slave Trade. A gentlemau has been giving some account of tho Turkish slavo trade to a correspondent of tho London Standard. The hundreds of girls who form part of tho harem are, he avers, mostly Circas sian slaves. The household of every Turk who is at all well off, be he a pasha, a bey or a plain effendi, is stocked with a oertain number of these slaves. They are generally supplied by Circas sian families settled iu the empire. The parents, when tluy have daughters at all well favored, bring them up care fully, with a view to their being sold. Touts go about the provinces every year, just as horse-dealers travel iu the horse-breeding regions of England, France and Hnngrry, and buy the girls from their parents. They are brought to Constantinople, and thore quartered until finally disposed of in houses which are well known to all old residents in the Turkish capital. Some of those houses are in Tophaneh, ou tho Basphorns, aud in the quarters of the Saltan Mehemet and the Avret bazaar. Though they are not sold quite publicly, there is no con cealment about the transaction. The terms of the Bale are sot down in a con tract registered by tho chief courts, which contraot provides for the rights of the buyer in the event of his pur chase not being equal to the warranty, or of the slave making her escape. The contraot authorizes the pnrohaser, when tired of his bargain, to sell both the mother and her child, and it appears that this occurs daily. It is hardly an answer to this fearful state of things to plead that the victims of this abomina ble system are quite reconciled to their lot. England has made hersolf respon sible, in a measure, for the reformation of bo foul a scandal against morality and civilization. Spain's Future (iiecn. The Archduchess C iristina, future queen of Spain, has a great doal of in tellect, and is veiy accomplished, speak ing Freuch, Engli.h and Italian, aud is now making rapid progress in Spanish, She is pale, her figure is pretty, her mouth is small, her hair light aud curly. Her eyes are blue and her expression is somewhat severe. She is a reserved and generous young woman. Bite passes her time chiefly in reading and in works of charity. She decidedly knows her own mind, and made King Alfonso un derstand, it is said, that her consent to the marriage depended upon his granting several conditions. One of them was tho privilege of having about her hor own Gorman attendants this being contrary to Spanish court etiquette. The king has yielded his assent to this condition. A Wostern Juryman. It was out West, in one of those local courts where a friendly, talkative way marks tho intercourse between judges, juries, counsel aud clients. A man of the law, after developing considerable eloquence and perspiration in behalf of a prisoner, perorated, by saying: 'Gen tlemen, after what I have Btatod to you, is this man guilty? Can he be guilty? It he guilty?' Greatly to his disgust, the foreman of the jury, after a copious expectoration, replied: 'You just wait a little, old hoss, aud we'll tell you.' As the poker-player would say: 'Fore man had the age, and oounselor passed out.' ITEMS OF (JKXFKAI. MTEBBffT. Tramps mend umbrellas or sell soap and pi us to evado the new law. A good hteer will grow from 200 to 250 pounds of meat each year nntil fonr years old. Tho salt spray thrown up by the late storm at Beaufort, N. 0., has killed neatly all tho trees there. Canton, Miss., has one of the finest ootton factories and oil mills iu the whole Houfb, now lying idle. It is complete in all its depart mente, and the machinery is of tho very finest. Mr. Spnrgeon's church, in London, employs eighty colporteurs, who, within one year, have visited 927,000 families and given away 162,000 tracts and sold 841,000 worth of good books. Mr. Alexander H. Stephens is said to have received from the sales of his book on the Civil War the sura of 885,000. As he gets a royalty of only twenty-flve cents on each volume, this means a largo sale. A Now York woman whoso husband died of the effects, and whose health was ruined by trichinosis caused by diseased pork, has instituted suit for 830,000 against tho packer who put up and sold the meat. Snmn"l Nussbaum murdered his wife at Girardeau, Mo., and was stopped in on ittempt to kill himself on the spot ; bat he was determined to die, and has finally accomplished hiB purpose by starvation. The expenses of a funeral of an Eng lish soldier iu Zulnland ate dednoted from arre rB iu tho man's pay. Natal is an expenpive place for a private to die in, for by the time the carpenter and soxton have completed their labors but little remains of a 5 note. All tho principal maritimo nations of of tho world have agreed to a now body of rules intended to aoilitatc navigation on the ocean and prevent collisions. They will not be enforced until Septem ber, 1880, iu order to allow ftieers and pilots to bee . familiar with them. Tho offletal organ of the Chinese gov ernment, known as the Pdkiu Gazette, is certainly a most remarkable journal. Not only is it the oldest newspaper in existence, but it is highly probable that it was the first journal over published, and what is more, the first that was ever printed. As Mis. Blnuohard, of Monticello, Iowa, was passing along the street tho other day, a part of a swarm of bees, just robbed of their honey, flow at her head and face in a ckul and stung her unmercifully. Over fifty boe stingers were taken from her head, and she has a hard struggle to live. Tho inadviEiibility of early marriages has never been more strikingly illustrat-. ed than in the case of a married woman of Oonoord, N. H., at tho tender age of fourteen years eloping with a Beventeeti year old gentleman, leaving her child to be oared for by the husband of equal ycuMifulness. Precocity snob as this, is fortunately rare. In consequence of an alleged oase of poisonieg from the use of American canuod corned beef, an analysis of Amer ican canned beef and ham has been mado in Berlin. Particles of lead, tho remit of oireless soldering, wore found in some cans, and the authorities have warned the pnblio against the ne of American oanned goods. A merchant, sitting in bis effloo in New York, recently reoeivod an answer to a dispatch sent to Shanghai, China, six hours previously. Shaughai is 8fi, 000 miles distant from New York by telegraph, and tho message (not making allowance for delivery at the two cities) traveled at tho rate of 100 miles a min ute. On account of the order issued Borne timo ago by Secretary Sherman, requir ing that all persons sending national bank notes to tho treasury for redemp tion shall pay the express charges there on, there has been such a great falling off in tho receipt of these notes that a reduction in tho forco of the national bank redemption division has become necessary, and twenty-11 vo employees have been discharged, inoluding ono tel ler aud one asaistant teller. When tho steamship Oastlewood, from England, was being unloaded in New York, a bale of rags was discovered con taining an infernal contrivance for de stroying the ship by fire, to be ignited by the tossing of the ship in the heovy seas it was expooted she would enooun ter. Fortunately the passage was smooth. It is supposed to have been tho plot of fiends who bad shipped worthless ma terial and eff'ded large insurance upon it. Strenuous efforts arc to be made to unearth the villains. The income tax of Great Britain, ae cording to a parliamentary return just issued, was charged last year on a total of 8600,000,000. This shows an in crease of 85,775,000 ovor the previous year. Tho nnmber of persons paying tho tax was 397,750, being au inorease of 15,778 over the nnmber in 1877. It would seem that there are 1,487 persons whose incomes are assessed between 84 500 and 85,000, while between 66,000 and 810,000 there are 12,408 ; under 815.000, 8,860 ; under 820,000, 1.824 ; under 825,01J0, 980; under 60.000, 1,860 j under 250,000, 994 ; over 8250, 000, 90.