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J. N. BARNETT. G. T. HUGHI8. I ' ' . ' - June H(kn.
Barnett & Hughes,
Attorneys at Law.
Columbia, Tcnn. '
fflctonWrit Main Street, formerly occupied by
Thorn A Harnett. Jane 3o-6m.
II. 8. THOMPSON.
GREEN & THOMPSON,
Attorneys at Law,
ll'rractir in all the various courts of Maury
H'J adjoining counts. oSL-Spec'1 attention nv
en to collections. June 16-76-ljr.
J. 13. BONO,
Attorney at Law,
Will practice in Manry and adjoining counties.
C. W. WITHERSPOON,
Attorney at Law,
Will attend witli prnmrlnwi to all I.eaal Business
ntrnntrrt to hi rare In Maury nnil adji.lniwK c iun
tiea. Nti ict attention to collection and Battlements
of .11 kinrln.
Jrofnce Whitthnrne Blork.
P. H. SQUTHALL, JR.,
Attorney at. Law,
Special attention given to collection.. OfHrc
Wliittiiorne Block, lune 30. i7t.
A.M. LOON EY.
LOONEY & SYKES,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancey,
W. P. HOWELL,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Special attention given to the collection of claims.
Office: Whittliome Hlock. janHy
W. C. TAYLOR.
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
OKKM'E : With McDowell 4 Welwter. Wliit
tiiorne Hlock. lUec. I.t-hn..
UK'IRt.E ('. TAYLOR.
R. II. SANSOM.
TAYLOR & SANSOM,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Will practice in Maury ami adjoining enmities,
and in the Supreme and federal Coiirtsat NaHhville.
Special attention given to the collection of claims.
OO-otrice : North Main Street, eecoad floor from
Nel.on llmne. jan. 2tli-lH7ii.
JNO. V. WRIGHT.
J. V. HEW.
WRIGHT & DEW,
Attorney at Law,
Solicitor in Chancery.
n noire V hit t home Illock np atair.
Slay f lA7ft.
A. M. Ill-GHES.
A. M. lll'GMKS. J.
A.M. HUGHES & SON.,
Attorney at Law
Solicitor in Chancery,
Will practice in the Courta of Mmiry and adjoining
.. 1W I t...ur. 1 I'.illrl. h t Kuut..
vill". The alricleat altentiim will lie given to all
l.inonens entrusted to llicir care. Office South side
Weat Main Street. 2d diMir from the Square.
J. V. M'KISSACK,
ATTORNEY AM M'SSFllM AT LAW,
Office: -I p tair, above Poat Office.
Will give atilct attention to all htiaineaa entriloted
ti him. in imy of iheronrta of Maury. Williani.on
and a.ljolii iin routines.
Collection and settlements of all kiliiln, attended to
ill hold an office at Spring Hill every Satnrday.
may I2tb 1x7.
JOHN T. TICKER.
W. F. TUCK Kit.
J. T. & W. F. TUCKER,
Whoaelnle and itetail
A N D
Commissi on Merchants
Northeast Corner Tnlilic Square,
COLUMBIA, : : ; TENNESSEE.
rfyDealers in Cotton and all kinds of
produce. Libernl advances made on goods
in store. nov.19 1875-ly.
ftentlemen who visit this establishment,
will always find the best artists in Columbia.
Hair Cutting, Shaving and Shamponntng
dsite in eleirant style. All the Proprietor
aeks is a trial.
Transient rate reduces Irotn
TO '93.00 PCR
(Small rooms $2 50 a day when railed for.
Has removed from New York to Columbia, Ten
newe, where he will, in the fittme, practbe his
irofesion. He can be seen at all hours, when not
professionally engaged, at the otfiee of Dr. Towler,
North Main Street, Columbia, Tenn. Nov. I7-7S-ly
PURE BRED POULTRY.
T itiilgr Cochins,
A kPEli tLTY.
Ths undersigned offers fr sale a few very fine
Cockerel" of theabove varieties. Mock directly from
W II. TODD. Alio a few very g rfv light and
dark Brahma Cockerel.. Kegs for hatching n aea
aon from all of the above varieties. My Fowl, are
kept ie .eparete yarda"and bred pure. Piici . reas
onable and satisfaction auarai.teed
iept.2" 7 ly. Columbia. Tenn.
THE. HEKAJMi , AJN 13 MAIL.
By ALFRED S. HORSLEY.
Judgment 01 the PeoDle.
Purlnj? the past eight year the public hare rare-
tally otwervea the wonderful cum accnmplialien
ttj A lien it (wreiijTrnriHiit; t oni if .
rroni its us many an afflicted sutfiarer haa been
restored to perfect health after haying expended a
mall fortune in procuring medical aiviC4 and ob
taining poisonous mineral medicines.
Its medical properties are alterative, tonic, solvent
and diuretic There is no disease of the human
system for wnich AUrn'rn Nt re n fit lien ill ft
Voraial cannot De used wun penect aaiety.
Albs' Strengthening Cordia
It-will eradicate from the yntem crerr taint ol
Scrofula and Sjcrefulous Humor. It haa permanently
cured thousands of helpless cases where all other
known remedies tailed.
Allen's Strengthening Cordia
Is the great blood purifier, ewes Byphilia, and xe
moves tiinnles and Humors on the face
Reason should teach us that a niotcny, rougn or
minnred ekiD depends entirely upon an internal
cause, and no outward application can ever cure the
Tumors, Ulcers, or Old Sores
Are caused by an Impure slatr n the blood : cleanse
the blood thoroughly with Allen' Streitfftli
enino i'orftiul snd the com plaints will disap
Allen' m Strettfftheiiinft ftortfiVi cures
Constipation, lypepsia. J-aintness ol 'loniacti. It
la not a stimulating Bitter which creates a fictitious
appetite, Wut a gentle Tonic, which axsists nature to
teatore the stomaen to a neatttiy action, no person
sutToiing with Sour Stomach, Headache, Costlveness,
Palpitation of the Heart, Indigestion, Low Spirits,
etc., can take thrte doses without relief.
Allen' n Strentfthnlna Cordial cures
Ps iiale weaknees ; it acts directly u)on the causes of
these complaints, invigorates and BtieBgtneus tue
wfiole ayatetu. acts upon the secreiive organs and
Alleti'm Strengthening Cardial has
nvier failed to cure mercurial aiiieases. pain in the
hones, as it removes from the system the producing
cause. Salt Rheum and Scald Head readily yield to
the grant alterative eflects of this medicine.
All en' m Strengthening Cordial has
never tiean known o i all n girtng immediate renei
in all dirnaxes of the Kidneys and I rinary organs.
This medicine chailsnges tho most profound atten
tion of the melic:il faculty, many of whom are pre
scribing it to their patients.
Allen' Strengthening Cordial acts
as delightfully on the tender li.il.c, the most delicate
la I v, and infirm old age, as on thetot rjg man ; im
parting health and vigor to tiie nerves and brain,
blood-vessels, heart and liver. When taken you
can feel It life-giving power couie through every
artery, destroying all diseases in the blood and giv
ing health, elasticity and strength to the whole or
ganization. Allen' Strengthening Cordial is ai
ktiowledfed by all ilawses of people to lie the best
and most leliahle blood purifier in the world. It is
a pever failing remedy and can tie relied upon. How
many thousands upon thousands havo be?n snatched
as it were from the brink of thelsrave by its miracu
lous power. W ho will suffer from Liver Complaints,
Dyspepsia, Disease ot the Stomach. Kidneys, liowels.
or tisadfler wnen sucn a great remedy ir. wuuio re-ten.
Volumes might be Hllcd with proof from all jart.
f the civilized world to preve that no remedy has
erer been discoveiel in the whole history of medi
cine that acts so promptly. Even in tho worst cases
of Scrolula a goKj appetite, comphte df;eMioii.
strength and a disposition for exercise, arc fciire t i
follow its use. II the howeis are lostive, or head
ache K-couipanb a the difea.w, the use of Allen's
Liver I'llis will remove it. Over eiht years' experi
tnce and the increasing popularity of Allen's medi
cines are conclusive proof.
1-ice f 1.00 per liottle, or six bottles for S5 00. If
your druggist or store keeier does not have it, we
"will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
of the price.
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.,
St. JosF.rn, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
THE OIlIfilXAij AXf VEXflXE
ntrpA it a tiox.
The reputation of this Medicine is now so well es
tablished that liberal minded men in the medical
profession throughout the I'nion recommend it to
their patients as tae very best of all remedies for
Piles. Hundreds of the moft painful cases of liles
have been cured by its use in a very Bhort time.
No medicine has ever obtained a higher or more
deserving reputation than Allen's Pile Ointment.
Allen's Hie Ointment is a remedy of universal
usefulness whenever an nil cerate salve ointment or
embrocation is tequired, in cases of Burns, .Scalds,
Blisters, Sprains, nrtiises. Abrasions. Cnts, fleers,
bait Bheuni, letter, r.czema. King Worm, Barber's
Itch, Frosted Limbs, Chilblains, Chapped Skin,
Fever Blisters, Bed So ev, Sore Feet, Bunions,
Vegetable Poisoning, Bites of Insects, etc.
There is no known remedy that gives such lasting
relief as Allen's Pile Ointment. It is a new, de
lightful and wonderful remedy, designed and war
ranted to swpersede all other Ointments yet dis-
Allen'sPUe Ointment is entirely dirlerent from
any other Ointment in the whole world perfectly
harmless Tor the infant or aged ; it is cooling snd
Brateful to the burning brow, throbbing temples and
fver-parch d system ; it will banish pnin audaliay
inflammation more rapidlv than any curative com
pound in this or in any other country.
Price 50 cents a box, or six boxes for (2 (0. I'
your druggist or store-keeper doe not have it, wo
will forward half a dozen to any address on receipt
Prepared only by
AMERICAN MEDICINE GO.,
8t. Joseph, Mo.
For sale by all Druggists.
AlluD's Liver Pills.
Peifectly tasteless, e'.ognntlT coated. For the
cureol all disorders of tne Stomach. Liver, Bowels,
Kidneys, Bladder, Nervous Diseases. Headache,
Constipation. Coetiveiicss, Indigestion. Dyspepsia,
and all Bilious Diseases, such as Constipation, In
ward Piles, Ful nrss of Blood to the Head, Aridity
of the Stomach, Nausea, Heartburn, Distrust for
Food. Fullness or Weight in the Stomach, Hour
Kructalions, Sinking or Fluttering at the Pit of the
Stomach, Swimming of the Head, Hurried and Dif
ficult Breathing, Fluttering at the Heart, Choking
or Suffocating Sensaiions when in a lying posture,
Diinnersof ision, Dots or Webs before the Sight,
Fever or dull pain in the Head, Difficulty of Por
spiirtion, Yellowness of the Skin and riyes, Pai,n in
the Side, Chest, l.imhs, anil Sudden Flushes ef
Heat Burning of the Flesh, etc.
Allen'm l.iver I 'illm insy always lie relied
on as a safe and efleetual remedy, and may lie taken
by both sexes at all times with beneficial results.
Bv thslr use the weak are made strong istres
after eating. Inward Weakness, Laneuor, Want of
Appetite, are at once remov d by a dose or two of
these Pills. Thousands of peaspns who have used
these Illls we have yet to hear the Brat complaint
from one who has tried them. They always give
ALLEN'S LIVER PILLS
Kegulate the organs of the system, restoring func
tional harmony and recuring the secretion ot the
proper constituentsof each ntgan. By the'r action
the liver sec reus, its allotted proportion of bile the
lungs caibon, the skin sweat, the kidneys urine,
etc., and are always reliable as a purgative.
Tne aged, and tiersons subjected to Constipation,
Paralya.s, and Weakne-s of the Bowels, Kidneys
and Bladder, ete., that have to leaort to Injections,
by taking two or three of A lieu' t Liver Pills, will
enjoy natural discharges, and by the occasional uw
of them have ngular operation In the e cases
their strengthening and nutritious principles are
exhibited ; every doae will add t ew strength to the
Bowels. Liver, Kidneys, etc., that may be worn or
depleted by ase.
lo theae Pills, a want that science has ever failed
to supply Is secured and thi. is a thorough purga
tive that can lie given in safety in cases of eruptive
fovers, as 5msii-pox, Krysipelas, Yellow Fever,
,-carlet and Typhoid Fevers. When the Mucous
Membrane becomes nlresated, these Pills act thor
oughly, jet heal ulcerated and excoriated parts.
Tbey are made from ext acta from new ingredients
- ent irely vegetable, superior in every respect to the
ordinary powders and sobs lances of the common
advertised Pills, and have a safe, certain and uni
form action. . ,..,-..
Price i5 rents a box, or six boxes for $1.25. If
nr itrncirii.t or store-keeper dots not have them.
we will forward hslf a doz n boxes to any address
on receipt of the price. ITeparea only oy
AMERICAN MEDICINE CO.
St. Joseph, Mo.
G RO C
THE LARGEST STOCK IN THE CITY OF
Staple and Fancy Groceries,
Old Domestic Whiskies, French Brandic3, and Imported Wines and Liquors.
BST't'pial inducement? offered to Merchants in want of Supplies. I have a full
stock of liuist's Briggs Bro., and Ferries' New Garden Seeds, which will be fur
nished to the trade at who lesale rates. Call and Examine Stock ancf Prices.
13. W. GAMBLE,
Cor. Main and Mechanic Streets.
We have in stock a first-class assortment of
' JENNIE LTNDS,
i Also Harness from ; :
Sf4ia.OO to Sj-.100.00
Our work is first-class; the prices lower
than the same kind of work can be bought
north of Columbia.
Jnne '20. 87-ly. KCHJf & TliRPIN
MONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES,
All of tlie uohi Italian Marble.
AIko, I liarc the Jatost style of Dosigns.
Ka? All work as cheap an can lo done e!se
rhere. M mm factory ou West Maiu street.
joar tlio liis.tit"'". mh28yi
O r Col mUa, Teaa.
Caoital : : : 8100,000
Docs a General Banking and
a. .ti. TOn'LfR, President.
M l ICS KHIEIIStm. f'ash'er.
PORTER BRYAN & ALFORD,
Wholesale Dealers In
TOBACCO and CIGARS
rropritors f th Celebrated
"PORTER RIFLE" CIGAR,
Pabllesnare. NAMH ILLF.
jnne 2ml 7R-ly.
T. A. HARRIS,
U. S. COMMISSIONED
Wt. PLEASANT. TENN.
Will 1)3 in Columbia every Monday. Bus
iness connected with this office left with A.
M. Hughes, Jr., or at his oflice', will receive
roiu)t attention. oct.ti-lf
EUGINE R. SMITH, M. G,
Office at Masonic Hall. Uftice hours:
Frctu 8 to 9 am.; and from 1 to 3 p. m., and
7 p. m. sept 15 7t.
K. o M'I0 WELL.
M'DOWELL & WEBSTER,
Attorneys at Law,
fep-iv 1S7.V , . ' - - - '
Son III Plain Ntreeft
COJ.CMDIA TEN NESS EK
Board, 3r Das.
aTiapes. bnnglea or saddle bonea rarolatMd oa
(I'pl'xatloD to tbe proprietor,
JAMES la. GUEST.
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aa well sa sutnnuir of the triumphs of science aad
art. The wars liaely ta coovulae all Etirvpe will
form to ica for discuaion, that will be treated with
a thoroughness and ability nowhere else to be found.
Klackwood'a Magasine is lanioua f.ir s'ories, essays,
and sketches of the highest literary merit.
TKKMS i larisdlag fiMiUar i payable strict
ly in advance For any one Review, four dollars
per annum : tor anv two Reviews, aeven dollars ; for
any three Kaviewa, tan dollars; for all four Reviews,
twelve dollars; for Blackwood's Magaaine, four
dollars; fornlackwood and one Review, seven dol
lars; for Blackwood and two heviewa. ten dollars;
for Blackwood and three Reviews, thirteen dollars;
for Blackwood and the four Keviewa AfWn dI ars.
t'trsa. A discount of twenty per cent, - ill be
allowed to cl bs of four or more pet sons. Thus :
four copies of Blackwood or ot one Review will be
sent to one address for twelve dollars and eihty
cents, four rapiea of the I ur Ktviews aad Black
wood for forty-eight dollars, and so on.
Pavmrws. New subscribers (applying earlyl for
the year 177 may have, without chmrge, thenumbeia
for tbe last an rterof IST6 of such leriodicalsas they
may stibscritie for.
Neither prem in rns to subscribers nor disconnt ti
clnbt can be all.wed unless ths money is r mitted
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Ciixnlare with further particulars may toe aad on
Tlw Leonard Scott Publishing Co.,
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FORTY TEAKS BEFORE TIIE PUBLIC.
iJR. C. M?LANE'S
FOR thi cure op
Hepatitis, or Liver Complaint,
DYSPEPSIA AND SlCIt HEADACHE.
Symptoms of a Diseased Liver.
PAIN in the right skle.uiuler the edge
of the ribs, increases on pressure ;
sometimes the pain is in the left side ;
the patient is rarely able to 1 ie on the left
side ; sometimes the pain is felt under
the shoulder-blade, and it frequently
extends to the top of the shoulder, and
is sometimes mistaken for a rheuma-j
tism in the arm. The stomach is affect I
cd with loss of appetite and sickness ;
the. bowels in general are costive,
sometimes alternative with lax ; the
head is troubled with pain, accompan
ied with a dull, heavy sensation In the
back part. There is generally a con
siderable loss of memory, accompan
ied with a painful sensation of having
left undone something which ought to
have been done. A slight, dry cough
is sometimes an attendant. The pa
tient complains of weariness and de
bility ; he is easily startled, his feet are
cold or burni ng, and he complai ns of a
prickly sensation of the skin ; his spir
its are low: and although he is satis
fied that exercise would be beneficial
to him, yet he can scarcely summon
tip fortitude enough to try it. In fact
he distrusts every remedy. Several ol
but cases have occurred where few of
them existed, yet examination of the
body,afterdeath,has shown the livek
to have been extensively deranged.
AGUE AND FEVER'
Dr. C. Mf Lane's Liver Pills, in
cases of Ague and Fever, when
taken with Quinine, are productive of
the most happy results. No better
cathartic can be used, preparatory to,
or after taking Quinine. Wc would
advise all who are afflicted with this
disease to give them a fair trial.
.For all Bit 'rous derangements and as
asimple purgative they are unequaled.
BEWARE OF IMITATIO.V.. (J
The genuine Dr. C. MV Lane's
Liver Pills are never sugar coated.
Every box has a red wax seal on
the lid, with the impression Dr.
Lane's Liver Pilis.
The genuine M? Lane's Liver Pills
bear the signatures of C. MI'Lane.
and Fleming Bros, on the wrappers.
I''In'jist on your druggist or store
keeper giving you the genuine Dr. C.
M'Lane's Liver Pills, prepared
by Fleming Bros., Pittsburgh, Pa. q
Sold by all respectable druggists
and country storekeepers generally.
Tothose wishinijtoeiveDR.C.MOI.ANE's Liver
Pills a trial, we will mail post paid to dny part of
the United States, one box of Pills lor tweniv-fivc
cents. FLEMING BROS., Pittsburg, Ta.
A striking commentary on the history
of American exports in lresh meat is
contained in the return just issued as a
parliamentary paper. In its eight
pages' are comprised a number of tacts
which butchers as well as housekeepers
will do well to ponder over with care.
The most notable of them all is perhaps
an account of the actual weight ot meat
impoited from the states during the
year 1876. Staticticd of ech month are
given, by which it appears that in both
January and February almost exactly
2,000 cwt. of "beef, tresh or slightly"
salted," were brought over from the
states to Biitiah ports. Jn May, not
withstanding the higher temperature,
the total was 6,000 cwt., and a'tlioueh in
the next month it sank to 5,000; it
recovered instantly, mounted to 7,375
in June, and from that time forward
advanced at a tremendous rate until it
attained a maximum for the year in
November when above 36,000 cwt.. were
imported the value of the meat increased
at the same time from 5,341 in January
to nearly 99,000 in November, when
the whole imports Jrom other countries
were valued at less than 6,000. In
these statistics it is true that the
absolutely fresh meat imported by the
new process can not be distinguished
from some of the salted meat. But the
advance has been, no doubt, almost
entirely in the former description, and
the revolution in the butchers' trade
which must have been affected is ap
parent at a glance. The increase in
tinned meats, described in the return as
"meats preserved otherwise than by
salting," is almost as conspicuous. They
are estimated at a little over 3,000 for
January, and at 23,577 in December,
the value having within this period
advanced from 9,492 to 3,427. The
growth in the importations of mutton is
not by any means so notable ; in fact, it
is hardly appreciable in the account,
although in the present year it i well
known that America has begun'to extend
the system to mutton as well as beef.
The key to the whole story is to be
found partly in the new process which
has led to these astonishing (results and
also in the tables which show that the
average price of beef during the whole
year is 5d. a pound in New York and
about a farthing less in Philadelphia.
This comparea with averages ot about
6d. at Hamburg. 5 at Copeuhagen and
8d. in Holland. London Globe.
Miss Harper, the vice regent from
Maryland of the Mount Vernon associa
tion, id a strikingly handsome woman.
"She is a granddaughter of Charles Carroll
of Car roll ton, and a niece of three fa
mous American beau ties who went abroad
and married English noblemen one the
Duke of Leeds, another the Marquis of
Wellerley, and a third Lord Stafford.
Miss Harper livrs in Baltimore, opposite
the cathedral, and her house is crowded
with everything rare and beautiful ;
adorned with bric-a-brac of the choicest
kind, and furnished by articles valuable
on account of their associations associ
ations so full of memories that yon can
sit and listen by the hour in any room
in her house to the most delightiul his
toric ot this chair, that bed, of a table,
a picture, or a dressing table.
COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE,. FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1S77.
THE THREE ROBsMEH.
Three horsemen baited the inn before.
Three horsemen entered the oaaen door,
And loudly called for the welcome cheer
1 hat was wont to greet the traveler here.
"Good woman," ther cried, aa the hostess came,
i buxom, rosy, portly old dame.
'Good woman, how's your wine and beer?
And how's votir little daughter dear?"
"My house is ever supplied with cheer,
But my daughter lieth upon her bier I '
a, shadow over the horsemen fell ;
Each wrapped in thoughts he could never tell,
And silently, one by one they crept
To the darkened room where the maiden slept.
The golden hair was rippling low
Over a forehead pure as snow.
And the little hands se closely pressed,
Clasping a cress to the pulseless breast.
"I loved thee ere the death-chill lav
Oo thee, sweet child," and one turned away :
. T r.Mli1 hnv. tnvH IKmi " tl.a .An.l ... 1 ,1
'Ha ilst thou learned to love me, and lived to wed.
"I loved thee always, I love tbee now."
The third one cried as he kissed her brow
"In the heavens to come our soul shall wed.
I have loved thee living, I love thse dead."
Then silently out fiotn the oaken door.
Three horsemen went tc return no more.
' From the German.
THE LONG PACK.
" Aunty, tell me a story," I said, as
sat with my maiden relative in a huge
tapestried apartment in a rambling old
fashioned house in the country.
" What kind of a story do you want,
Harry T ' she asked. " Grave or gay,
true or untrue, pleasant or sad ? For
my life has been loDg and my experiences
many," she added, as she gazed dreamily
and thoughtfully into the fire that
blazed on the hearth before us.
" Oh. something harrowing and thrill
ing, fearful and shocking, and above all,
true there sa dear aunty ! " 1 exclaimed
as I drew near her side, and gazed shud
deringly around the large, gloomy room.
A little pause ensued, while aunty gazed
meditatively into the fire, and I watching
her face in eager hope of the exciting tale
that was comins.
I was about 16 (aunt Betsy began at
last) when I was invited to go and stay
with some relatives in Sussex, whom I
had never seen. My life in this old
house, where I was born and have lived
all my days was somewhat monotonous.
was a lively girl then, and, wild with
delight at the prospect of a change of
scene, I loeked anxiously for my parents
permission to accept the invitation.
Alter some deliberation, tne oesirea
permission was given ; so, early one
morning, accompanied by my father, I
set ont in high spirits for my destination,
arriving there in the pleasant twilight of
an autumn evening.
Our friends gave us a cordial recep
tion. 'Squire and Mrs. Oldham were
staid, good-tempered, rather elderly peo
ple, and their two daughters girls ot lo
and 20 as merry and as wild as I could
possibly desire. I heir names were Mil
dred and Janet.
The house, standingon its own grounds,
and surrounded by lofty trees, waa old
and spacious, with many long cerridors
and passages, and plenty of rooms of all
sizes and descriptions. I can recall so
well the great entrance hall. It was of
immense size and gloomy, and from it as
cended a wide staircase which led to an
open gallery above.
Uurmg my stay with my eussex
friends, Mr. and Mrs. Oldham went to
spend a few days at a gentleman's house
a tew miles distant from their own, and
it was while they were absent that the
alarming occurrence I am about to relate
to you took place.
i ne household consisted of the butler
and four maid servants. The coachman,
who lived in a cottage on the grounds
about a quarter of a mile distant, was
now absent with his master and mistress.
The butler was a pompous, stately, mid
dle aged man, given somewhat toyatron
izing, though always respectful in his
manners to us young people. He evi
dently considered the safety of the bouse
as his peculiar charge, stid was very par
ticular in the extinguishing of fires, and
in looting after the fastening of doors
We had heard of one or two robberies
being committed in the neighborhood ;
but we did not feel nervous, and my
cousin placed great dependence on a huge
black dog which always slept at night in
One evening I believe it was the third
after Mr. and Mrs. Oldham's departure
my cousins and I were sitting chatting
merrily around the fire in a large room
which opened from the hall. I think it
was about seven o'clock, when there
came a pull at the front door bell, and,
after a short delay, the butler answered
it. presently, hearing a somewhat pro
longed parley outside, we opened our
room door and peeped out.
iwo men, apparently much exhausted,
t-tood at the lower end of the hall, whilt
on the floor at tlu ir feet lay a large, long
package. Opposite to them stood the
butler and one of the maid servants, and
a stormy dipcusiou stemed going on be
tween them. Mildred my elder cousin,
after a few moment', walked forward and
requested an explanation. One of them,
rather a respectable-looting individual.
thought, advanced toward her, and
making a low bow, began to speak :
"Madame." said he. "we have
brought this bale of goods to your house
by mistake; we were to take it to Mr.
Needham's," mentioning ahoureabou'
five miles distant, " but have carried it
here instead. We are much exhauted,
for we have walked far. the night is tem
pestuous, and we feel that we can take it
no farther. Will you kindly allow us to
leave it here till morning? "
Mildred looked at the butler inquir
ingly before she answered. The old ser
vant shook his head with a doubtful and
suspicious air, whereupon the man
who had just spoken observed hastily.
" We do not ask Jor a lodging or our
selves, madam, we. shall make our way
to the nearst public house. It isonly
the pack we wish to leave. It is "very
heavy, and we will call for it in good
time to-morrow. We throw ourselves
upon your compassion."
"It the Door men leave their large
package, Mildred," slid Janet, my youn
ger cousin, "and have it put into tbe
ante-room until to-morrow."
Mildred consented, and in disregard of
the frown and ominous looks of the but
ler, ordered the pack to be carried
into a little room near the entrance.
This was done, and glad and thankful
1 wns To see the door bolted and barred
behind the formidable strangers. It
seemed to me a dangerous risk, in our
thinly peopled household, to admit two
strangers at that time of the evening. I
had noticed, too, that they glanced around
the hall in a surreptitious manner, and
especially at the dog, which stood with
us in the hall, and had at first begun to
to bark, but had been quickly silenced
by a low command from Mildred. I saw
that the maid servant, who still stood by
shared my uncomrortable feelings, and
she assisted, very readily, after the de
parture of the men, in barring the door
and seeing to the safety of the window
Iater in tbe evening I met her on the
stairs, and she stopped me.
" I don't like the look of that bundle
at all, miss," she said; "it looks to me
alive, and twice I have fancied I saw it
move once when lying on the hall floor
and again now, for I have been in to look
1 smiled, and telling Harriet " tot to
be whimsical," passed on, and, rejoining
ray cousins, I told them what Harriet
had said to me, and proposed going to
take a look at my mysterious package.
Taking a lamp with us we proceeded
to the little apartment where is it was
placed. It lay on a wooden settle, which
stood on one side of the room. It was
enveloped in a brown wrapper, was very
long, and thicker at the middle than at
tbe tw extremities. Somehow I d!d
not like the looks of it; but my fears
were or suca a vsgue nature that 1 did
not like to express them. As we crossed
tbe hall on our return to the sitting
room, we encountered Harriet, who was
hovering about with a very uneasy and
mysterious expression on her face.
" What is the matter, Harriet ? " asked
" Oh, miss, I am so frightened about
that pack. I cannot rest, and I am sure
that 1 cannot go to bed while it is in the
"You are very ridiculous, Harriet;
remarked Janet. "I am sure the men
were very respectable looking indi
viduals, only two shopmen. We have
just been looking at the pack, and it did
not move, though I gave it a good
squeeze. I am sure there is nothing in
it to alarm you.", ,
Harriet lookec. very pale, and shook
her head warmly. -
Ten o'clock came, and my cousin and
I were thinking of betaking ourselves to
our sleeping apartments, when we heard
a door in the hall violently shut and
locked. Immediately after Harriet rushed
in on us, and sank on tbe nearest chair
in violeut histories. She was speedily
followed by the butler, looking as pomp-
uua auu tun aa ever, uui wiiu a certain
j ..in .xT - ?
expression of unquiet on his fat, grave
" What is the matter. Jones?" asked
Mildred, starting to her feet. "Tell us
quickly. Do try to be quiet, Harriet.
Oh. that pack is alive 1 shrieked
" Hush, Harriet." said Mildred, calmly;
" let Jones tell us. I heard you lock a
door. 1 1 was that of the ante-room m
which this unfortunate pack is placed, I
"It was, miss, replied Jones, sen tea
tiously ; "and the dog is in the hall." he
"So far so good," said Mildred, com
posedly. " And how, pray, do you know
that the pack is alive? "
lou see, miss," replied Jones, " ever
since that pack has been left here Harriet
has been in a distracted state of mind
frightened out of her senses, in fact."
I saw the thing move when it was
laidiu the hall," sobbed Harriet.
Go on, Jones, interposed Janet.
" So before we went to bed Miss Har
riet persuaded me to come and take an
other look at the package, you know
I did not approve of it being left, miss,"
"Never mind that," said Mildred,
"tell us what you have seen."
" Well, miss, I thought it great non
sense, but I went. We took hold of the
bundle and turned it about a little, but
could make nothing of it. Presently
Harriet found a small hole in the wrap
per. She pulled the rent rather more
open and looked in. I saw her face
change. She turned and drew me out
of the room, pulled the door to, and
locked it. This is all I know at present,
ladies." and here Jones bowed to us
Harriet had become quieter, so Mil
dred inquired ;
" What did you see, Harriet T " The
girl shivered and covered her face with
" Come, Harriet, speak," said Mildred,
becoming a little pale.
" Yes, tell us, and instantly I" cried
Harriet took her hand from her lace
and looked up.
" It was an eye, miss," she said in
horror-stricken tones ; 5' such an awful
looking eye, and it glared at me ! " she
added with a repressed shriek.
We looked at each other in mute con
sternation. ' Was it a living one, do you think,
Harriet?" I asked.
Yes.it was all alive, miss, I am sure,"
she 6obbed. "Oh, what shall we do? It
looked so malignant and terrible!"
We looked at each other for a few
minntes, and then Mildred spoke:
" I can scarcely believe that you are
right, Harriet," she said; "I fancy that
your imagination must have been making
a goose of you."
"Still, Mildred," I ventured to say,
" Harriet may be right, and it would be
well to do something at once. This may
be a plan to rob the house when we are
all in bed."
"And murder us all," shrieked Harriet.
Janet began to cry, and meanwhile the
butler had left the room.
" Where is Jones" inquired Mildred,
suddenly observing his absence. " Let
ns go and find him, and see what is to be
She passed into tbe hall and we fol
lowed. ' Jones was ramaging in a large
closet, the dor of which stood open ; he
had a lamp in his hand. The other ser
vants stood by, and we together waited
lor him to emerge. He was rather a long
time eo Mildred went close to the door
and whispered :
" What are you doing there, Jones ?"
Jones made no reply, but came out,
armed with an old rusty looking dagger
and two pieces of strong rope.
"You are not going to kill him ?" in
"Never fear, miss," replied Jones, "a
little prick, however, will do no hurt.
I must take care f- my master's
"We will come with you," whispered
"Very good, miss," he answered.
Pleae bring the dog to the door and keep
him there till I want him."
So off went Jones with his lamp, his
dagger and his ropes, we and the servants
following closely with the dog, who seem
ed to possess a strong conciousness of
something being amiss.
Jones opened the door of the little
rom quietly, and went in and placed the
lamp on a small side table which stood
near. Then at ence, dagger and ropes in
hand, he walked toward the pack, which
lay on the settle ; but now I observed
that there were one or two openings in
There was a deep silence among us for
a moment or two, interrupted only by
the law growlings of the dog, who became
manifestly more and more uneasy, and
was with great difficulty restrained from
ruthing into the room. - w
Then there came a scene of noise and
confusion. Jones reached the pack, and
throwing the rope over his arm, and still
clutching the dagger, stooped to inspect
the slit in the wrapper where Harriet
had aseerted she had seen an eye. A t that
moment one of the most fearful yells
I ever heard broke from between the
fold of the wrapper. The pack strug
gled violently, then rolled over and fell
heavily on the ground, while a choked
voice begged for mercy ; at the same
time a knife was seen endeavoring to
effect an opening. The screams of the
servants, the historical sobs of Janet, the
loud howlings and whinings of the dog,
who was still restrained by Mildred from
rushing frantically into tne room, made
a din that I never can forget.
I remember that Jones alene looked
very composed and unmoved thronghout.
Before the man in the pack had time to
free himself from the wrapper, Jones had
managed despite his opponent's struggles,
to pass the ropes several times round and
round him, and to secure them. By the
time he had accomplished this we had all
become pretty quiet. The dog was si
lenced, and made to lie down in the hall,
while Mildred and I and two of the eer.
vants, the terrified Harriet not being
one. went into the room.
The pack presented a very ludicrous
appearance. The wrapper had been alit
from the center upward, and displayed the
figure of a roan apparently about thirty
years of age, lying in it, the ropes wound
around him. He had a long pale face,
brown, grizzly beard, and eyes that
lanced doubtfully from Jones and his
agger, whs knelt beside him, to us, as
we approached him. He was perfectly
mute, and refused to answer any ques
tions. "See, he has got a whistle," cried one
of the servants.
Jones instantly seized it, and after a
fow momenta' consideration beckoned
Mildred out of the room. I followed.
" Young ladies, " he said, " the man is
now quits secure, and his accomplices
will certainTy not attempt to enter much
before midnight. I expect the whitle was
to have been the sigual. Would you be
afraid if I slipped down to the coach
man's house and get his wife to send one
of her boys into the village for other as
sistance ? We could then probably secure
aU the villains. "
" But you may be attacked bv them .
on the way, " urged Mildred.
.No fear, miss; I can slip unseen be
hind the shrubs in tbe darkness. '
" Go, then, and quickly, " said Mildred,
. xou are sure that the man is quite
saieiy Dound I
'Quite so, miss ; but perhaps you would
like to ask tbe consent of tbe household
before I leave you ?"
Mildred soon obtained our consent to
the plan, and Jones was cautiously let out
ol a small side door. In about twenty
minutes which had seemed two hours
to us he retured, and his low tap was
"It is all right." he said. "I have
seen and heard riothing of the men. The
boy is sharp enough, and he has his
directions, and is to bring a party from
the village to this door by the same way
that L took. "
More than an hour passed away ; then
a low tan was again hesrd, and six men
appeared, accompanied by the boy who
had been sent to bring them.
About midnight Jones opened the shut
ters ot a casement window in the hall
and blew a loud whistle ; the whistle was
responded to by another, and two men
presently appeared at the open casement,
Jones drew back into the darkness of the
hall and silently allowed tthem to enter.
The moment their fet touched the hall
floor they were seized.
"And where were you. aunty 7 ' 1 said.
"during this scene ?"
" We stood in the gallery above. Ihe
boy who had received his directions soon
brought forward a lantern, and we also
had lights at hand in the gallery."
Were the men tried, aunty; and
what was their punishment?"
" ies; they were conveyed to the
county pi ison, and on their conviction
were sentenced te transportation. Ihe
butler, as you may imagine, wai hand
the Metropolitan Faahloa
False hair is at a discount.
Ounce hats of soft gray felt are the
thing for summer.
White enamtled stud buttons are pre
ferred by gentlemen.
Silver scarf-pins ot simple design arc
the caprice of the moment.
Long white mits have entirely super
seded kid gloves for evening wear.
Bonnets composed entirely of flowers
are worn by a few darling ladies.
Two bands of gold linked by a chain
are fashionable sleeve-buttons.
Ladies are having old sun-umbrellas
covered to match their dresses.
Seguin buttons, with the hole on one
side, are used for Breton costumes.
Chinese bathing shoes, made of straw,
are the latest novelty in that line.
The shepperdessis the newest bonnet. It
is intended for country wear.
The Polo-Dane scarf of flat folded
foulard is the newest style for gentlemen.
Wide collars and cuffs worn over, not
inside, the sleeve, are coming in vogue.
Collarettes, revers, cuffk, and pockets
ot lace are seen on stylish hunting suits.
Gredadine, gauze, and lace scarfs make
cool and pretty neckties for gentlemen.
Turned down collars are not as deep
as formerly, and have a wider space in
Cuffs have round or square corners, to
match the collars with which they are
Long English Munster coats of gray
mohair take the place of linen ulsters for
The most stylish bathing suits are of
twilled shaker flannel, trimmed with
English shirt-collars have turned over
points, rolled very far back, leaving the
The contest between short and trained
street dresses is decided in favor of the
Sleeveless aacques, slightly loose and
straight in effect, are worn with polonaises
for the street.
Ribbon lacings, fastening two parts of
a garment, are among the novelties in
The newest full dressshirts have French
collars, with square or round points, re
maining upright. '
Yachting suits of blue bunting are
trimmed with wide white titan braid and
ivory or white bone buttons.
Lace necklaces, with pendants attached,
are worn with low-necked, or square, or
Last season's silks are admiringly fresh
ened into new toilets by side-painted
flowers and ruffles of Swiss and tarlatan
Beautiful yachting suits are made of
white bunting, flounced with tbe same,
and made effective with sashes, bows, and
-pipings of cardinal red.
As the lingerie now in use is very ele
gant, it is necessary that it be shown to
advantage. This is tbe reason why open
waists and sleeves reaching to the elbow
Stylish suits are frequently made with
the Louis XIV., or continental basque,
with his long, square waistcoats and
square postillions, square collar and cuffs
a la mousquetaire.
The newest style of eveningdress is the
" baby frock, " made exactly as for an
infant, with all the fullness of the skirt
thrown back, short waist, and wide sash
belt closed with slashed loops and falling
How the Chinamen FIy Kites.
The Virginia (No.) Enterprise says:
"Yesterday noon the resident of the
eastern portion of the city were Hurpriaed
by the appearance in the heavens of a
fiery, flying serpent of immense dimen
sions. Its head appeared a lurid flame,
while its eyes rolled as if in search of
victims. ' Its motions through the air, as
it billowed here and there, were like the
contortions of a huge snake. This mon
ster was a Chinee kite. Its head was
red paper, with eyes half red and half
white, which rolled as the wind found
its way through the apertures represent
ing the sockets. This head-kite was fol
lowed by eighteen others, about eighteen
inches apart, made of 'tinted paper, ob
long in shape, through the centre of
which passed slender rattans, the tips
extending some distance on each side,
and trimmed with fire-red paper tasels
Similar tassels along the tail and pen
dant from the head gave the wh.le an
appearance truly staitling.
Many years ago Mr. Peter B. Brigham,
of Boston, mada a will giving the bulk of
his large property lor the emancipation
of slaves. This Laving become useless,
he made another giving $3,000,000 for a
hospital for the sick poor.
VOL. XXII. NO. 51.
A rrlaooer Coto His TIarot Is Pro
aaaaeti Dead and Preaarea for
Hartal He RovItvo Three
lour After tbe
The medical fraternity of Detroit are
puzzled upon hearing the sequel to the
awtnl anair at the house ot correction
it win be remembered that it was re
ported that one James Donnelly cut his
throat twice and stabbed himself in the
left breast three times ; that the prison
physician attended to the wounds and
three minutes after they were inflicted
saw no signs ot life. Coronor Wihton
who was visiting the house of correction
at the lime, held an inquest, and a ver
dict was returned in accordance with the
apparent facts in the cae. The singular
part of the affair is that the inciuested
suicide is still alive, and although there
seems to be no chance of his ultimate
recovery, he was ab'e yesterday after
noon t talk in a weak and disconnected
manner. The physician yesterday in an
interview pronounced the cae one ol
the most remarkable that ever came
under his notice. When the would-be
suicide fell to the floor the blood spurted
fsom the gashes in hi breast, and at each
labored respiration tho air could be seen
t enter and pass out of tue gaping
wounds. Exactly three minutes after
the fall his jaw dropped, the wound be
came apparently exsanguinated, the lips
turned a ghastly blue and no pulse was
perceptible. Ihe body was removed
from the chair Bhop to the stretcher, and
two prisoners were detailed to sit through
the night with the body. Shortly after
seven o clock, over three hours after the
man was thought to be dead, the watchers
were startled by a slight gurgle in the
throat of the (?) man, and soon after the
eyes opened. The deputy superinten
dent was immediately sent for, and
when he arrived the wounded man made
a feeble motion with his lips as though
desirous to talking. Of course ret tor as
tive and cooling bandages were at once
applied to the wounds, and soon the
three-hours dead man spoke the deputy
superintendent's name. At this the
deputy remarked : " I see you re bound
to live," at which the restored man re
sponded, "You bet your sweet lile!"
There is no doubt that the unfortunate
man is insane. He says that his right
name is John Donner and that all of his
relatives live or did live eight years ago
at Drogheda, Ireland. An idea of the
extent of his wounds may be gained
when it is stated that twenty-two
stitches were required to clof-e the two
gashes in his throat, while nine stiches
sufficed to shut the three gashes in his
The true plan to follow, when safely is
the call, is to swim with everything be
low the chin well down under watf r, the
head well back and resting centrally on
the floating power of the lungs. But
what will you do when your comrade is
tired out and drowning? That depends.
If he is cool and reliable, get in front of
him, let him place his hands on your
hips (not your shoulders), and you can
carry him quite a distance. That sup
poses that both parties, rescued and
rescuer, understand fair play. The
weaker party is the one that ought to
drown, if he shows any disposition to
drown his friend by a miserable, cowardly
death-clutch at the only floating thinir
around him. In the case t the death
clutch, go to the bottom with your man
and leave him there, lhere may be an
unpleasant wrestle, but the real drown
ing man is ready to quit his prey when
be strikes bottom. The better man has
his right te come to the surface and swim
But in a considerable swimming ex
perience, and some rescues, tnere comes
one absolute rule: Never face a drown
ing man. He welcomes rescue so eaeerly
that he will hug you around the neck
and take you down. The safest and best
thing to do is to get liehind him, and,
unless you are lett-handed, put your leit
band under his right arm-pit. Ihe lilt
you give him will be enough in ordinary
water. He can be coaxed to help him
self, and if he is a reasonable being you
can bring him to shore. If he is insane
with lnght, recollect that you are to be
both prudent and heroic. Get away
from him, clutch h's ankle with one
hand and tow him ashore. If tbe bank
is near, he is not likely to drown on the
way. If he does, it is not your tauit.
But a brave swimmer is master of his
I once saw two young fellows rescue a
drowning comrade in a way that was
remarkable for its neatness. The poor
fellow was in mid-stream, cramped and
exhausted, and barely able to keep
afloat. Which waa first was never de
cided, but in a critical moment each was
behind him, each with a hand under an
arm-pit : he was almost a dead weight
on their hands, and they swam him to
shore, more dead than alive. It was a
struggle, but they were masters of the
situation.--. Jficfiolatfor July.
A Remarkable Food-PreservatiTe.
A practical physician Dr. J. W. Dav
enport, of Dallas, Texas has obtained a
patent which promnes to oe or great
usefulness. It is simply a fluid for keep-
ng all kinds of fruits, veggtables and
meats, fresh and sweet. The aim of the
chemist haa been to discover the ingre
dients of a pickle which would arrest the
process of decomposition and extinguish
tbe germ of decay of all animal and vege
table substances'without impairing their
flavor or imparting to them any injurious
effect. It is simply a pickle of the mest
inexpensive sort, costing less than brine
or vinegar, in which any meat or vege
table may he kept in open vessels, sub
merged for months, and, when taken out,
will be found as pure and fresh as when
the vegetables came from the garden or
the meat irom the Dutcner s stau. in is
ickle may be furnished and prepared at
i cost of four cents per barrel. The
pickle is so nearly tasteless and palatable
as to demonstrate its inocuousness, and
yet, from the specimen we saw yesterday,
green corn which had been immersed in
it for twelve mon.hs, when boiled, could
not be distinguished from the corn which
had been gathered that morning. Mut
ton and pork-chops, and even lat paoa-
bottes, placed in this pickle weeks ago,
when subiected to heat, had preserved
all their ariginal freshness and flavr.
Keto Orleans Democrat.
Parasols Thirty Feet in Circumference.
Umbrellas, or rather parasols, are the
badges of royalty in Africa. King Cof
fee s umbrella was one or tne most noteu
trophies taken by the English in the
Abyssinian war. This, however, was a
shabby affair in comparison with the
gigantic sun-shades just manufactured
to the numoer or iony oy a tjiagow
firm. They have been ordered by a mer
cantile house in the same city, and are
intended to be given as presents to Afri
can chiefs with whom the merchants in
question do business. Three of these
a 1 ! a. t 11
parasols, or paianquins as iney are cauea,
are about thirty feet in circumference,
and the remainder about eighteen feet.
They are covered with a rich variegated
damask silk, fringed round the edges,
ornamented with a gilt ball at the top,
aDd lined with finished cloth. The
handle, which is of lancewood, is armed
with a spike for tenting purposes, and a
bayonet joint on the end of the stick
renders the whole more portable.
A woman in England read a notice in
newsDaoer that her husband, from
whom she had been separated for fifu-en
years, was lying ill in a San Francisco
hoepital. She hastened thither and found
that he had been discharged. She con
tinued the search, found him, and they
The summer bright, the summer fair.
The summer, sweet, serene, discloses
In all its realm of riches rare
Ho other Mom that can compare
With June's delirium roses.
Spring's cloudy lsys and Kiimmer heataj
Come when lift, onlv riH-s snd proses,
But life is redolent l w-.'U
When pMtiy the spirit icm ts
And scatters sweet June loeei.
Life's June whst shall we call thoe hours
In which tli eoul, wrene, rernmpa?
Their bloom diapellliiK gloom that lowers.
Their perfume stealing from love's bowers
Ah 1 these are life's June rent s.
hot times may soon be exiecl
in Sing Sing. The convictsare going to
A chunk of the Giant's Causeway,
three feet high and twenty inches thick,
casts $10 delivered at Glasgow.
Tite mosquito has arrived at tho
watering-places. Same old look same
New Jehkey m said to oflVr strangers
a better shake of the ague than Arkan
sas can ever hope to turn out.
How in it that most any man can jump
outot bed on a dark night and put his
hand on the match-box the first time
The Cincinnati school boanl didn't de
cide lo "repairandcrecta new building,"
though one of the members projiosod it.
Three New llatnpHhire men met their
deaths hvt year by falling on pitch-forkn.
One can't be too careful about where ho
falls these times.
A woman at Elizalietli, New .Torney,
has 5,000 receipts Jor making horse-liniments
arid salves and yet she never ownt;d
even a clothes-horse.
A New York state tramp was throw
ing stones at a tiain of cars when an en
gine came alon aim divided mm ml'
sixteen pieces and a bunch of bones.
The presidency of a life innuraiice
company has its sorrows. It takel .an
official sa long to count over his salary
that he haa no time to go a-fi-hing.
Any newspaper man who so desire.
can say that a Mount Cflrmd fire placn
was blown four mil9 by the tornado and
came down with the yule log blazing as
home-like as ever.
Boston is threatened with a new paper,
to be called the .New Departure and
Colored Progressive Democrat, and to be
edited, as the Post phrases it, by "a col
ored citizen of Boston. "
The Mexican government doesn't
care to see a regiment of Yankee cavalry
galloping o'er its sttcrcd soil in search of
L 'i ... i
gore, and will niaKe an cnort to ucnavo
No jeweler can half appreciate the
beauty of a handsome woman who cits
on the opposite hide of the car. He j
wondering whether her red jewelry m
coral or wax.
Clothes don't make the man, but
I, i i
ome ot tne worst looking oiu mnoKeu
tarns ever held out to the American pul-
ic are covered in a way to make a man s
A man who shot a New York lawyer
began to prosper light away. Landis,
who shot a New .lersey editor, lost nm
pro'ierty, his wife pot a divorce, and he
IS last uecunuiin u luimni;.
A North Carolina pajer savs:
" George T. Stronnch, of Raleigh, ban
received an order from a house in New
York for lOObogs headsof pickled chickens
The order was originally from the Rus
sian commissary department. "
A rARTY ofemigrants lately applied for
admission to .the Liverpool workhouse
who evidently came from some exceed
ingly foreign country, as every European
language was spoken to them in succes
sion withouttheir understanding a word.
Nor could any of the interpreters com
prehend their dialect. Their name,
history and object still remain a secret.
A CHARMiso young lady of tho
Washoe valley has liiany ad mi rem. One,
greatly infatuated, anil somewhat exas
perated that he could never seize an oy
jKirtunity to sjM'ak to lit r nlone, at. length
proposed to her plumplv in the presence
of one of the enemy. He was accepted,
nnil ovprinved at his meet ss, at once
invited the other young nmn to act as
groomsman at the wedding. He de
clined. A clerk in the A llegheny, Penn., post
office brought down his hand-stamp upon
a letter which he supposed to contain
garden seeds. Instantly theic wni a loud
explosion and a clerk ghastly pale. With
an utter disregard of the department reg
ulations the envelope had lieen filled with
paper cups for toy pistols.
The Paper-Making Cacliis.
The deserts of California produce
many interesting ejeciments of the cactus
family, among which is the curlut ij'nj'in
tcu$. Some lime ago it was but little
known, and by all considered perfectly
worthless. Judge G. W. Walker two
years ago in Philadelphia, found that tlie
properties of the plant, which is one mat
of fibres, adapted it well for puper-niak:
ing, and that it requires much less
chemicals than any other substance, and
that it is different and distinguishable
from anything ho far known, and that the
percentage of actual fibre was much
larger and the cost of production much
less. He shipped on a whole carload of
this plant from the Pacific states, and
converted it into beautiful white paper
at the Ledger mills. The raw fibre
bleaches into pulp as white as snow, ami
resembl ng cotton as to texture.
The judge secured very valuable pa
tents on the material, as an improved
paper stock, and within the past year
built a very substantial mill on the
Southern Pacific railroad, at a cjst of
thirty thousand dollars. This road cuts
through this sect'on for several miles,
and is run by a switch direct to the mill.
To make paper th': material is first carved
intoj blocks, then pressed down a shuto
to a shedding machine, Isiiled in im
mense vats and beaten up into a pulp in
ray engines. It was after ward treated in
theusualway. Hitherto California has
imported nearly all of its paper from the
east, but all this will soon be at an end.
It is estimate'4 that we spend $2,000,000
annually in this way, all of which will
be saved to us under the new process.
Not more than a few weeks will have
elaped before this paper will 1 sold to
More Drainage In Holland.
Great success attend the enormous
drainage and canal operations of tho
Hollanders. The two undertakings usu
ally go hand in hand, so that, as in the
case of the new canal from Amsterdam
to the sea, while the lands recovered by
drainage are of enough value to reduce
the total cost of the enterprise bv nearly
a third, tnere IS a lurmer m'jvhuiukw
secured by the unity of the plan, sincn
the process of constructing me canai
was contrived so as to facilitate the actual
rvork of drainage. That canal having
cut off and secured tne drainage oi a
portion of the Zuyder a e, a project for
another canal, to drain the southern part
of that body of water, is now lefore tho
chamber of deputies. Tlie new canal is
intended to give Amsterdam a direct
waterway to the Rhenih provinces. The
area to be drained is somewhat less than
four hundred thousand acres, ihe cost
of the undertaking, for which it is pro
posed to obtain government loans, is
stimated at nearly :f.w,u"tyo.
There are few traps for the female sex
any more deadly than the side-saddle,
and no one of any sense grieves at the
decay of the" noble art of horsewoman-
ship, as long as mat art cannot tj- prm
tictd except at the imminent rink of tho
ladies doing so. English people are tie
voted horsemen, and the ladies, aa well
as the men, take the highest, pleasure i t
galloping after the hounds. But recently
an English lady, who enjoys what i con
sidered an envia'ile fame for sktll ami
daring in riding close to the hounds
and who is alsoa pattern wife and mother
haa announced that sho will risk her
life no more riding on a side-saddle, but
in the next sea: on will ride masculir
fashion. Her announcement ha set the
whole fashionable world to talking, since
she is a woman of spirit, and it is believed
she will do as ehe says. It the does elm
will have follower without doubt, and
may be that thi will inaugurate the long
expected dies revolution.