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Money can be sent in Registered Letter * at our risk. Addr.'s; all communications to R. H. HENRY, Editor Bkookhaven Ledger, Brwokiiaven, Miss. BROOKHAVEN, MISS., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1875. NO. Ig. BROOKHAVEN. A C. M’NAIK. BKNJ. K1N<>, JH. .Jfc.Vair X King, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, BROOKHAVEN, MISS., Will practice in all the courts of I.in co In and adjoining counties. Ml'1''*1 res s promptly attended to. Sep-Jd tt. r. F. SESSIONS. H. OASHKBY, JR. Sessions A* Cassedy, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Brookbaren, - • Hiss.. Will attend promptly to all civil busi ness entrusted to them in the counties of Lincoln, Fianklin, Tike, Lawrence and in the Supreme Court at Jackson. J. F. Sessions will practice alone in j criminal cases. Sept. 2-lyr. J. W. MARTIN. J. M. MARTIN. E9rs. J. »* & J- •«. Martin » ! offertlieir professional services-totho’ i eitizeps of i Rrookhaven and Adioininjr Vicinity. rrjT.services of both can be bad with out extra charge. Sept. ‘2-lyr. I*. B. Watts, I SU3CEON DENTIST, ItrooUlinven, Mi**., Is pre/ared, with all the latest im univenients, to do work in the best stvle known to the protession. lerms reasonable, an<l strictly cash. Office corner JionticidlO ami Jackson el reels. I Se)>t. 2-lyr. Strop in at the office, IKE COPE, Proprietor, AND WET YOUR WHISTLE. lie keeps all kinds of WIN ES, BRANDIES, WHISKIES, ETC. Call and see him. Sept. l(5-tf. John .Yicholas Sch trail, BOOT cfc* SHOE IVE-A-IKLIDIFL, (Cherokee Street,) liroorflauTi'U, ... Mi**. Orders solicited, and promptly attend ed to. Satisfaction guaranteed. Sept. 2-lyr. Protect Your Property! Having received the Agency ot the PLANTERS’ INSURANCE COMPANY, of Mississippi, i am prepared to tnke risks on d welli ngs. stor houses, stocks of merchandise, etc., on the most reasonable terms. Office at K. !>. W ithern 4fc Co,. Railroad Avenue, Brook lift vo n. Miss. Sept. 2-tf. R. B. WITHERS. Sam MAghlfoot, ! FASHIONABLE HAIR DRESSER. j Has opt*nml a shop under the Court | Ionise, u lien* he is prepared to do all l a urk in his line. II is prices for Shaving. I Cutting Hair and Shampooing are re murk-lid' low. lie solicits the patron I age of l lie public, and guarantees satis faction to all patrons. Sept. 2-1'r. Stern's SSotei, llrooUliavrn. - - Mis*. .JACOB STERN, Proprietor. Board Per Day, - - $2 00. Regular and Transient Hoarders ac eommodated by thuduy, week ormoiuii. Sept. I-Lf. tJMaxivelS’s Bar and Billiard Saloon. . | West side Front Street, ; nrtxikiiarru, - - Mi**. Choice Wines. Liquors and Cigars on i hand. Attached is a splendid Billiard Table. Sept. 2-»f. in:, no 1’iiW. I ! 1 have removed my SADDLER SHOP I "jo tlie ITiebatsch brick store, next door to L. Lewenthal. I can sell a sad dle and bridle for Stiff; buggy harness, $10 On; wagon breeching, per pair. $7 00; i riding bridles, $1 50; and all other goods low in proportion. Call and see TI10S. CUMING, SR. • SPo Y'oa 13 \ml A NEAT BOOT OR SHOE? It so give your measure to 5 Wm. AbsHagen, r BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, (Adjoining Storm & Son,) Cherokee Street, 5 BROOKHAVEN, MISS., Who Is prepared to make the neatest and most illSIUDUaOD; uuvto anu OJIOOO v#»» uuo nuui ivav »*v • tice. A PEREECT FIT GUARANTEED. ) Keeps always on hand for the purpose, the finest and best leather. sept. 2-tf. Keep Your : l MONEY AT HOME, AND PATRONIZE CHAS. P. BOLIAN, FASHIONABLE TAILOR, BROOKHAVEN, MISS. He is now prepared to do all kinds of cutting, ' making and repairing. A good fit guaranteed. There is no use sending your work from home when you can have it done as cheap and good l here. Shop in rear of Daly building. Sept. 2-tf. BrookhaveH - Male Academy, i The next, scholastic year of this insti ( tutioii will open | WEDNKYSDAY, SEPT. 22d, 1875. The year will Im divided into two ’ terms ot n months oV 20 weeks each eor e responding to those of Whitworth Col r lege. s expenses FOR FIVE M0NTII8, IN ADVANCE: „ Primary Department.$15 «0 Intermediate. 20 00 Higher and Classical. 25 (HI Board and Washing Will coat. 75 Oh Incidental, per term. 1 00 Pupils received at any time and c ha rtf cd iu all cases to the close of the curreu term. M. 8. SHIUK. Sept. 2 Priosipal, A Mother's Grief. Do not look with scorn upon that careworn face, With the eye so sunken and wild, Who asks in a half-frightened, trembling voice* For food to give life to her child. In her arms, close clasped to her empty breast, A form like a babe she holds fast, And oft-murmured words of a mother's lore, You will hear as she hurries past. And now a change, and a wild, startled look Hearns forth from her sad eyes once more, As she asks, in a voice from want made weak, For food to give life as before. Why do you pause with that curious crowd, Only to turn away again? Is there no pity within your cold heart, For that poor, crushed being’s heart pain? Do you fear pollution lies in her touch, It’s taint in her poor bony hand? Ah, man! that motlier-lovc in her sad heart, Is great in God’s heavenly lund. *Tis a spring from the purest fount of life, No staiu of dark sliumc can lie there, Her poor, crazed brain no deception can feign; So uusellish her pleadings are. Some one is leading her swiftly away, The eager crow d following on, All uumimifiil their words of bcorn. Oh, why do we have such moskery here, The attention so coldly shown— Duty aloue, so heartlessly carelesa— The city will liud her a home. Not for long, poor unloved, lonely mother, Will charity’s cold hand provide. There’s a bright home with loved ones awaiting, Whose boat comes swift on with the tide. “Over the river they beckon tome, Lovod ones, wlio’vo gone to the farther side; The gleam of their snowy robes 1 see, Dut their voices arc lost in the rushing tide." A LIVING J5TATUE. • In the height of the exhibition season of 1S62 there was a great ileal of unpleasant ness, mystery and suspicion generated in the Industrial l’aiaee by a constant succes sion of petty robberies, which took place nearly every night at the best stalls. Ar ticles of value were stolen from drawers and boxes; money left by stall-keepers often went, unless very securely stowed away; but the depredators did not venture on taking any bulky articles, or on breaking open any receptacle which would require great force. They knew their risks, that was evident; and that the thefts wore com mitted by some person or persons connect ed with the Exhibition was also beyond a doubt. Watches hail been set, traps had l.min v .mil inriin hnf. sill in vain. When too much had been done in the way of planting watchmen no robberies took place at all; and when articles had been purposely left, apparently forgotten, but in reality fixed by the minutest wires to bells which Bounded at the slightest touch, they wore left untouched. The thief, if only one, always stole, too,from the places in the shade, so that he could com mand a view of the more open spaces, while he himself was unseen. One morning, as the sergeant of police was going his early round before the build ing was opened for the day, lie came upon an exhibitor and his st all of assistants, who were grouped around a box which was open before them, and at which they were look ing with apparent interest. "Good morning, Hr. Basclton,” said the officer; "a very fine day we are likely tc have.” "Fine day, sir! And a very fine night we have had, too, I suppose,” retorted the ex hibitor, in atone far less pleasautthan that in which ho Inal been addressed. “Here’s a pretty affair! Seven ixrands worth of Scotch pebbles set in silver—brooches, ear rings, and so forth—the whole of them clean gone.” The sergeant, with expressions of regret, said he would see the officer who had been on duty. Mr. Baselton professed to have lost all confidence in the police, and assert ed that if he were to watch, the thief would certainly be discovered the very first night. "J wish you would try, then,” said the Bcrgeant, “I would obtain permission to watch with you; and if you can suggest anything fresh, I will gladly support you.” Although, when he made this assertion, Mr. Baselton probably meant nothing at all, yet, after a little talk with the officer, the desire of finding the thief, and his bo lief in his own superior acuteness, were strong enough to make bim volunteer to watch; and it was agreed that the sergeant should.join him just as the pal;lee was clos ing at night, when they would be on the look-out directly, lor it was impossible to say at what time ot the night the robberies were committed. Strict silence was enjoinedjon either side, and observed by the sergeant entirely, and by Mr. Baselton pretty weH, as he men tioned his plan to Mr. Chatenoux at the French stall just by, and to his neighbors, Mr. Hynks and Mr. Carrables. Mr. Carra V.lc.d Vitt flio iir-ixr nr ia nnl fViavn tViot wiAwn. ing, so Mr. Baselton told Mr. Glisser, Mr. Carrables foreman, instead, who, in a becomingly sympathizing tone, wished him success. The evening came, the spies met, and hung about the passages of the vast build ing until deepest twilight, and until Basel ton was pretty nearly tired of being on his feet. “Now,” said the sergeant, unconsciously dropping his voice as he spoke, “we will take up our quarters. If we can only get there unperceived, I have arranged what I think you will tiud a pretty good corner.” “All right,” returned the exhibitor, in the same guarded tone, and they stole noiselessly o*n, passing once or twice, a con stable; but the presence of the sergeant of course prevented any questioning. Some large boxes, lett apparently by accident at the angle of a stall, were in reality so plac ed that they formed an almost perfect screen, and, without any reason to suppose that they had been notio id, they slipped in, and sat down. Presently the moon rose; and aa it climb ed higher, and its light grew stronger, the building became visible throughout with a light which was most unearthly and ghost ly in its cnaracter. Thiar impressed itself very much upon Baselton. “I bad no idea, sergeant,” ho whispered to the officer, ‘ that the place was Buch a strange, cemeteryish sort of a place as it is. I must own, I should not like to be on duty here all night. However, I have brought some little refreshments with me, so let us make ourselves comfortable. In silence they ate and drank, and in silence, save for the chiming of the clock, or the occasional tread of u policeman, the hours crept on. The policeman passed within a couple of yards of the watchers repeatedly, but whether he knew of their presence or not, Baselton could not judge. The length and weariness of the hours grew at last intol erable to him, and seeing that the sergeant was as cool and wide awake as when they first entered their lair, he whispered: “I feel terribly drowsy, sergeant, I always do about this time. Five minutes’ nap will make mo as fresh as a daisy. Rouse me up, if you hear anything before that time." His companion smiled, and in the same subdued tone, gave the promise. Nothing did happen requiring Mr. Basel ton’s presence either before or after the ex piration of five minutes,although tile officer stealthily looked out a hundred times dur ing the night. At last the darkness thin ned away, and then, after a short gray twi light, dawn came; and the sergeant shook Baselton by the shoulder. “Yes, yes, I'm ready,” shimmered the exhibitor, tnen opened J113 eyes very wine indeed. “Why, it’s daylight! I must have slept—” “Yes, of course you have,” interrupted the other; “hut Ictus go out quietly. I don't mind our men seeing us, of course; but others need know nothing of our watch.” “I think the less your men or anybody else know about the way we kept our watch the better,” said Mr. liaselton, as they left the counter; “in fact I shall regard it as a friendly thing if you say nothing about it.” The sergeant smiled, but kept his own counsel; and it may be hinted that Basel ton was a very liberal fellow, although somewhat hasty. It turned out that no pilfering had taken place that night; nor did any occur for two or three nights after, a fact which Mr. Glisser attributed to the influence of Mr. B.iseltun’s vigilance. He took great interest in the exhibitor’s plans, and paid him several compliments, which the latter received with but indifferent grace, having reasons, that the other knew not of, for thinking but modestly of this same vigilance. One morning a little while after the fruit less watch, Mr. B.uiclton was in a very bad temper, for he had sustained a fresh loss. Hewas leaning against a pillar, a short dis tance from his counter, thoutrhtfullv bitin? the eud of his pencil ease, when a man spoke to him. He looked around at the sound and saw a police constable, whom he very much disliked for his apathy and un businesslike ways, stun ling ciose by him, he growled out some hardly civil words, and turned from the man, but the latter was not to be daunted. “I am afraid you have had a loss, sir,” said the man, “and hope it not very seri ous ; hut, at any rate, 1 should like a word or two with you.” “What for ?” retorted Baselton. “I have lost a gold watch, and, as I have not breathed a syllable to a soul, I don’t see how you could know anything of it, unless some of your lively ‘force’ have—” “You are too severe, Baselton,” said the other, finding he had stopped; “you are in deed, sir,” “Now, sir, I have my opinion about these robberies, and I think I have found out the order the thief works in, and can pretty well guess in what quarter he will next try. I believe 1 can catch him.” “You!” exclaimed llesulton, with an emphasis which was anything but compli mentary to the officer. “Yes, sir,” replied the man firmly, “I can. You have a good deal of influence with the authorities and if you will ask, I shall be taken off regular duty, and de tailed for special service; and I can then catch him.” “Well, tell me your plans,” said Basel 1 ton, and in return, I will tell you this: lOU Know Liieie uru uuuicu vu uue quiet for the apprehension of the thief. Find him, and I will make it J!100.” The constable smiled, and, lowering his voice, spoke to the exhibitor in whispers. I When he had finished Baselton slapjied his hand on the counter with a force that jarred every article around,and exclaimed : “You are right. Are you on duty fu “No, sir,” said the man. "Then you shall be.” The application for the constable’s change of duty was doubtless made, for he disap. peared from his accustomed patrol. During the next day or two, Baselton became loquacious on the subject, and in conversation with Mr. Glisser, who took a very kindly interest in the matter, ownod that he had changed his opinion about the matter of the robberies. He was convinc ed, he said, that if the thief came by night, he would have been caught long before, | but that everybody was on the wrong aoent, j and that the thefts were really committed in the bustle of closing lor the evening, and ! then, not being found out till the morning, ' it was naturally supposed that the tniel came in the night. Mr. Glissor was much struck by this view, which' he commended i highly, and urged increased vigilance about the time spoken of. While this was going on, there had been ' no fresh depredations from the counters, and constable Lowclilfe had been absent fron duty, although no one seeu.eii to have noticed it. Whe* the visitors departed at the close-of the day, all of the interUM of the building became depressing enough, as the light faded away, and there were no places more spectral in their aspect than those where clustered more closely th< white statues, which were sprinkled about Nymphs, Yenuses, Bacchuses and Apollos Grecian hunters, scriptural and mythlogi Sal figures, all looked equally ghostly ii their dim white, when the twilight oi the mgnt had fallen upon them, so, in tne gray of the evening, all the statuary looked mystic and unearthly enough, as the stony figures looked down from their pedestals; but none looked more sepulchral than did a tall sheeted figure which occupied a ped estal slightly screened—come from which direction the visitor might—by two or three large groups. This figure might have been taken in the distance, and in the dim light, for a Jewish priest, or a Druid, or anything of the kind; but had any one come near enough to inspect, it would have been seen that the long robo was of linen, not stone, and that the face was less that of an ancient hero than a modern one. And what was rather strange, tliis particu lar pedestal wa3 empty all day, and only occupied at night. Standing at this particular spot, any one could see in every direction for a consider able distance, and there was scarcely any hiding-place near; the Diwid on his ped estal had no doubt reckoned on these facts 1 laving great weight with the marauder. | Several nights had gone by and no diseov I ery made; and yet Ned Lowcliffe crept i silently to his selected station, and assum ing his disguise as the shrouded statue, I patiently watched all through the dark i ness; so patiently that no one not close I enough to touch him could have imagined 1 that he differed from the effigies around. It was yet comparatively early in liia ! watch on a certain night, and a young 1 moon threw just sufficient light here and there to make everything more uncertain ' than usual, when Lowcliffe, finding liiin j self a little cramped from standing so long in one position, prepared to make one of I the guarded shifts he was forced to indulge in during the evening; but just as he com menced carefully to draw one leg behind the other, he stopped, rolled his eyes eag l erly around, and then remained so motion less he scaeely breathed. With a step al most noiseless—but not quite so for such a listener’s ear—a man glided round the j angle of a counter close by, and standing j close by Lowcliffe, pausod, stopped, looked round the floor in every direction, then sat upon an adjacent pedestal, and leaning against the legs of a Hercules, listened. If the process of prespir.ition were not wholly a ! silent one, Lowcliffe would have beon be trayed, for the cold beads came upon his forehead as he saw how near he was to a discovery. The man was sitting on the very next pedestal, a block which almost touched his own. There he waited quietly lor a while, not very long, but long enough to assure himself that no patrol was coming that way ; then he rose, and in a fow steps was at the nearest counter, and had tried a key in the lock ;.oue or two attempts failed, ' hut at last a door opened, and his hood and ■ shoulders were lost to sight; he reappeared with a small box, which he placed on the ground before him, anl then tried one or two keys. Again the luck yielded, the lid was thrown back, and a few articles were rapidly transferred to the man’s pocket. Some object, however, seemed unknown to him, and he held it up against the dim IlL^llV, CXXUOi»WilXIJ£ IV 1UU&C UUl *» 11(V v u was. To his honor, one of the statues sprang from its pedestal toward him. It was instantaneous, hut the flash was enough; the figure all in white moved, and leapt upon him ; then, with a fearful yell, which rang from end to end of the building,the thief fell in a fit upon the floor. Alarmed by the scream, two or three officers were speedily at the spot, and turn* 1 ing on their lanterns, were nearly as much astonished in their turn to see a white sheeted figure standing by the side of the man in convulsions. When their mometary surprise had ceased upon their discovering who the sheeted figure was, they proceeded to un fasten the prostrate man’s scarf and collar, sprinkled him with water, anil lifted him from the ground; his struggles ceased, and a few long breaths announced his j “coming to.” “I don’t know him,” said one of the con ' stables. | “I do, though !” exclaimed Lowtfifie. i “Well! of all he parties as I could have supposed, I ver could have supposed him. Wh it’s that blessed Glisser—from the next s old Baselton ; a fellow that looks as ii r wouldn’t melt in his mouth.” “Where am I ?—who are you ?” asked the miserable culprit. “Oh, we are particular friends of yours,” returned the officer. j “But I saw—I saw one of those things move,” Baid the man, looking timidly around with a dreadful shuddef. Lowcliffe j had stripped off his white raiment by this time, and so did not shock the wretched Glisser’s eyes. ! “We will tell you all about that in the ' morning,” said the constable. “What you have got to do is to come along with us.” It was so—he had to “come along,” and directly the exhibitors and their staff mus tered into the building; the intelligence flew like wild fire that Mr. Glisser was in custody for breaking into the stalls at nights. It was a shock to a large circle of his ac quaintances and admirers, who could hard ly believe it; and when on^his lodgings be ing searched, the hulk of the articles miss ing from the counters was found, the thing seemed more incredible still. Mr. Basel «m was especially „stni.Uiied, because he had made quite a confident of the young 1 man, and hiul the mortification of remem I bering how he himself had revealed to Mr. Glisser the various plans for detecting the thief; and that, if it had not been for Level iff e insisting on the ruse of attributing the pilfering to the afternoon instead of the night, he probably would have put the I young man on his guard against the ! scheme, which had proved successful. He reoovered his watch and other articles, paid his £100 cheerfully, and gained a reputa with the “force” for the extreme readiness with which he put his name down in their subscriptions for deserving objects. Mr. Glisser’s proved a very bad ease, and he was lost to sight for some years after . A PROPOSAL IN A CAR. A Pennsylvania paper says that the pas sengers on one of the trains from Buffalo to Brocton, last week, wore treated to a love scene of unusual character. Occupy ing one of the seats was a fair young maid en from Corry, and a grey-headed, benevo lent-looking gentleman from Chicago. She was handsome, and not above twenty two. He was on the shady side of sixty, with flowing white hair and heard, and a pleasant expression on his countenance. He had been in her company from Roches ter, and the few hours pwssed in her society had again awukened the dreams of love in his old heart. It was evidently a case of love at first sight on his p.irt. With her 'twas not. But he told his tale. His wife was long since dead; his children had grown up, married, and passed from his home. He was alone in this world. He h;ul wealth at his command, but ho longed for some companion to share it with him. This was spoken in a low tone, hut suffi ciently loud to be heard by those in the seats near him. At last th^ important mo ment came. The old gentleman said: “Will you share my fortune with me; will juu uu xxx^ nut1 i x xi'.'u ojwnu uus uuun. oil maiden. “I cannot. Your riches are nothing to mo. If I loved you I would ac cept ; but that I do not, aud must therefore refuse your offer.” But the old man still pleaded. lie asked to he allowed to accom pany her to C'orry and see her parents. She declined. His pleadings were con tinued until the train arrived at Brocton, when she again refused to let him accom pany her to Oorry. His train arrived and they must part. He threw his arms around her neck and kissed her fervently, unmind ful of the gazing crowd. Then upon the platform of the air he took off his hat, and with his white hair and beard streaming in the breeze, am? tears running down his cheeks, this aged lover blessed the fair maiden, and swore to see her again. AN EXPENSIVE SPREE. Mr. William Waddingham owns a great deal of property in the northern part of St. Louis, and some large warehouses near the old Missouri Hotel. He was desirous of purchasing the Ames pork-house, for the benefit of his adjacent property. The more he thought about it the more he wanted that pork-house. He took a drink to quiet thinking machine, and a third to make his resolution stick. Soon after taking the last of fifteen drinks he met Gen. Cavender on the street, nd authorized him to buy that pork-house at $600 per foot. General Cavender was in the real estate business, and made the purchase as instructed, and reported to Waddingham the next day, but a change had come o’er the spirit of Mr. Waddingham's dream—or, rather, the spirit had oozed out of him while ho was dreaming—and now he did not hanker after the pork-house any more, especially at $600 per foot. Ho told Gen. Cavender he was only joking, and that the pork-house and lot were not worth more than $200 per foot. Gen. Cavender was not in the habit of doing business in that way; business was business, and joking was joking, and he was entitled to his commission at all events. Mr. Waddingham refused to pay commission on a joke, and the General sued him for $4,000. On the trial Mr. Wudding haan's lawyer attempted to show that his client had been druggod, and was not re sponsible for what he had done; but this line of defence was ruled out, and the jury gave a verdict for $2,314.65. Mr. Wad dingham says that was the most expensive spree he ever took, and hereafter he will save commissions by doing bis own trading. A CLOSE SHAVE. An exhibition was given in Hingham, Mass., some two months since, by Tom Thumb, at which the prices were twenty five cents for those over ton years of age, and twelve und a half cents for those under. Ik was Johnny’s tenth birthday, and his cousin May, aged thirteen, thought it to be her duty to celebrate it by taking him, in the afternoon, to see the dwarf. Arriving at the door, she put down thirty-eight cents, and asked fortwo tickets. "How old is the boy ?” asked the ticket-seller. “Well," replied Miss May, “this is his tenth birthday; 6uf he was not bom \intil late in the afternoon.” The vender of tickets ac cented the accuracy of the averment, and handed her the proper certificate of ad mission. But it was a close fit. The average value of the trade between Paris and the United States is said to be somewhere near $75,000,000 a year. This estimate includes, however, the sums ex pended by American visitors in PariB. A large part of this is for finery and fancy good—jewelry, hate, gloves, buttons, rib I bons, etc. Silks alone figured to the amount of (2,000,000, in the lastannual offi cial report of the American Consul-General. « Don't be too Sensitive.—“There are some people, yes many people who are al ways looking out for slights. They can nol carry on the daily intercourse of the fam ily wirhont taking some offense. If they meet an acquaintance on the streets who hapjiens to he pre-oocupied with business, they attribute his abstraction to something personal to themselves, and take umbrage according. They lay on others the fault of their own irritability. A fiit efindiges tion makes them see impertinence in every one they come in contact with. Innocent persons, who never dream of giving offense, are astonished to find some unfortunate word or momentary taciturnity mistaken for insult. To say the least, tht habit is unfortunate. It is far wiser to takt the more charitable view of our fellow beings, and not suppose a slight is intended unless the neglect is open and direct. Af ter all, too, life takes its hues in a great degree from the color of our mind. If wi are frank and generous, the world treats u< kindly. If on the contrary we are suspi clous, men learn to be cold and cautious t< ns. Let a person get the reputation of being touchy, and everybody is under more or lea , constraint, and in this way the chance of ai Imaginary offence is vastly increased.” jgvoohhavftt ^edgrr. AdverllsIiiK Kule*». One square, first Insertion. $1,50, tisuh subsequent insertion 76 cents. One squarr .me year,515; twosqunres one vear, $‘26. One-fotirthcolumn one year $00; one half column one year $100. One column one year $180. Local Notices twenty cents a line. The space occupied by a square is one inch. , . . Marriage notices and deaths, not ex ceeding six lines, published tree. A*l ,ver six lines charged for at regular ail verl'aing laies. _ UVUUS'ie-.AS l.VST JtWiUlAL The world owes a debt of gratitude it can never pay to the faithful servants who, through dangers and against obstacles which the imagination can but faintly pic ture, bore the dead body of their friend and master, with all the precious records of his wanderings and discoveries, from the little | village where he breathed Iiis last to the sea-coast of Zanzibar. But for their affec ; tionate devotion these records would have been lost; and, with the exception of wlut was contained in the diary entrusted to tho care of Mr. Stanley, all knowledge of the important discoveries made by the great traveler during the last seven years of his life would have perished. Thanks to tho fidelity of these poor ignorant men, in the narrative now givon to the world, covering seven years of continuous travel and dis covery, not a break occurs. “We have not,” says the editor of this deeply intcr ; est ing work, “to deplore the loss, by acci ,i.—*-1_ *.... r _ ... “— " — —-- —-O--rf the time of bavingst one’s departure from Zanzibar, in the beginning of 18C6, to the day when bis note-book dropped from bis . hand in the village of Ilala, at the end of April, 1873.” The preservation of these documents appears almost miraculous when we consider the nature oi the perils through which they were borne to a place of safety. The little band of faithful servants had to make their way with their pi-ecious burden ' hundreds of miles through a wild and ter rible country, through lands where the de based and superstitious tribes would have torn them to pieces had it became known that they were carrying a dead man, over the river swollen into raging torrents, across mountains, and through dense for ests, where dangers linked in every thick et. Yet, although at every step besot with perils, suffering oftentimes from hunger and thirst, and sometimes almost dead from fever, the dreaded scourge of equatorial Africa, they remained faithful to their sa cred trust, and gave an example of fidelity and heroism tliat should never be forgot ten. TUE PROPOSED NIAGARA RIVER TINNED. A gentleman fiom Washington Pa., Mr. JOBfjm i attcist'ii, ,«uu la a> owiuu umic*, and who is said to have a profound know ledge of tunnel work, gained by thirty-five years’ experience in this and other coun tries, has been making a careful examina tion of Mr. Wallace’s plan and profile of the projected tunnel under the Niagara River at this point. Ho fully affirms its practicability, and that it will cost no mors than any other tunnel in the United States of the same nature. Mr. Patterson advises the putting down of a shaft on each side of the river, and then driving a drift through under the liver, seven feet by seven in tho clear. This mode he recommends as the best under water; first for quickness, since any number of masons can work in widen ing out; and second for good ventilation in the building of masonry. Mr. Patterson states that he will hold himBolf in readi ness to enter into contract for the above named shafts and drifts at any time with in three months, at a price and under con ditions given to Mr. Wallace, engineer. We learn from Mr. Wallace that the price at which Mr. Patterson offers to contract 1 for constructing the proposed shafts and drift is $18 per lineal foot, he to be respon sible for all pumping. The cost at this rate would be $«f,S120. The cost of subse i quently enlarging the drift to the neces sury dimension of a railway tunnel can | easily be calculated by any engineer or ; contractor, with great accuracy and eer taiuty. THE LUMBER TRADE, The Albany Aryua, in an article 0$ ! lumber, says; About six thousand mil I lion feet of soft wood lumber were cut in the United States and Canada in 1874. Recent estimates put the entire manufac ture of lumber and timber on this conti nent at about twelve thousand million feet per year, and if. this estimate be correct, the pine districts furnish nearly half of the whole product. The vast pine lumber supply moves from its sources to its mar kets in certain well-defined lines or oourses. and the main currents of supply do not differ p-reatlv in maimitude. A thousand million is the estimated measure of this supply for the season of 1874. In North 1 era New York, the Glens Falls district : mills are being fully stocked. In the Eaat 1 ern, or Saginaw River district of Michigan, the logs which will come to the mills in . 1875 must bo less in amount than the total of old and new logs that came out in 1874, In Western Michigan the product of last year will be exceeded this year, if such a thing is to be accomplished by virtue of the most strenuous and persistent efforts. In the Wisconsin districts, it is claimed, and apparently with reason, that the nnfavora ; ble Winter will inevitably diminish the supply, irrespective of the pains of the lumbermen. In the extreme Western dis tricts the unprecedented depression of the I rode, last your, has proved an effectual iisoouragement of operations the present Winter. PUBLIC INSTRUCTION IN ROTPT. The Khedive has offered the post of directory of Public Instruction in Egypt , to Mr. Edward Thomas Rogers, late Her Majesty’s Consul at Cairo, and Mr. Bogors is now on his way to England to obtain the consent of the Foreign Office to his . acceptance of this poet. The Viceroy is very desirous that all the public schools in Egypt should be thoroughly efficient. He wishes the pupils not only to be taught lessons, but to be well trained. "OH. sty friends,” exclaimed an orator, “that I iiad a window in my heart, that you might all look in ami sea the truth of whit 1 tell vou!” “Wouldn’t a pain in v.mr stom ach do just as weir” asked a small boy.