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;. Railway.
2fo. 2. I No. 8.
No. 6.
No. 10
Plttjthure.. 2:00 pm
Columbus 11:30 pmi 4:10 pm
1:47 am
5:35 Diuill:17ain
Piqua 2::i am
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6:32 piu 12:05pm
7:50 pm
ilraa jun
4-A am1
s.Al pm
Rlcbra 'dJ 6:15 am 10:2 am
No. 1.
No. 3.
No. 5.
No. 7.
Xndia'pUs. 4:00 am
Knlghts'n 6KMain
Cambrt'ge 5:37 am
7:10 pm
: pm
0:87 pm
Hlcnm na
6:15 am, 10:20 pm
Brad Juu- 7:30 am
Plana 7:56 am
6:00 am
627 am
Urban . 8:48 am
MllforJ 927 am
Columbus 1025 am
Pittsburg- 5:45 pm
7:37 am
8:29 ami
12:01am1 6:55am
9:50 am
Nob. 1. 2, 6 and 7 run Daily. All other trains
Dally.except Sunday.
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Richmond and Chicago Division.
, May 81, 1874.
I No. 2. No. 8. I No. 10.
CinVlnnat.l 7:15 pm 7:00 am
Richmond 10:20 pm 10:00 am
Hagerst'n. 113 pm 10:47 am
Newcastle ll:3Spm . 1120 am
Anderson. 12:33 am . 12:40 pm
Kokorao... 2:10am 220 pm
Logansp't. 8:10 am 3:15 pm
Crown Pt.. 6:20am 6:30 pm
Chicago..... 8:00am ... 8:20 pm
' No. 1. No. 8. -
Chicago 7:00 pm 820 am
Crown Pt- 8:52 pm 104 am
Logansp't. 12:10 am 10 pm .'. ..
Kokorao... 1:13 am 220 pin -
Anderson. IfcOO am 4:11 pm
Newcastle 4:02 am 58 pm
Hagerst'n. 4:34 am 5:38 pm .- .....
Richmond 520 am 620 pm .
Clnclnnat. 820 am 9:15 pm!....
No. 10 leave Rlehmonddaily.except Sun
day, and Logannport for Chicago dally. No.
2 leaves dally, exeeptSaturday and Sunday.
No 1 leaves Chicago oally, except Saturday.
Allother train run daily, except Sunday.
Little Miami Division.
May 81,1874.
No. 2.
No. 4.
No. 6.
No. 10.
Dres June
Columb 'a
Morrow -Cincinatl
Rlchm'd. Ind'polls.
20 pra
8:59 pin
20 am
9:25 am
3:17 pm
5:25 pm
6:45 pro
7:55 pm
92 pm
10:80 pm
80 pm
9:00 pm
7:27 am
9:30 am
11:30 pm
60 am
6:55 am
2:45 am
46 am
6:45 am
10:46 am
70 am 12:00 n
8:30 am 17 pm
10:80 am 2:30 pm
75 am! 12:10 pm
7:45 am pm
9:45 am
8:10 pm
6:30 pm
No. 1.
No. 8. 1 No. 6. l No. 7.
Blchmnd ....
Dayton.- 7:30am
Xenla I 8:20 am
40 ami 7:25am
6:16 am 10:30 am
100 am
U-.S5 am
12:25 pm,
820 pm
9:20 pm
70 pm
823 pm
CincinnU 60 am
10:45 am
Morrow... 7:23 am
127 pm,
Xenia 8:20 am
1:12 pm
9:25 pm
London...! 9:30am
Columb 's 10:30 am
2:40 pm 10:35 pm
8:40 pm 11:35 pm
66 pm 1:48 am
121 am 6:55 am
Dres June 12:37 ami
Pittsburg 6:45 pm
Nos. 1, 2, and 7 run Daily to and from
Cincinnati. AU other Trains Daily.except
Sunday. W. L. O'BRIEN,
Genl Passenger and Ticket Agent.
C. H. Ft. Wayne Bailroad.
G R m'l A ex.l00 am
Portland ao... .4:00 pm
Portland ac... 9:00 am
OR m'l ex.625 pm
Mall Time Table.
GOING NORTH Including all places sup
plied lrom the Chicago II. K., and the Ft.
Wayne R. R., closes at 9:30 a. m.
GOING SOUTH 1. Including Cincinnati
and all points beyond, closeat8:30 a.m.
2. Including all places supplied from the
Cincinnati Railroad, 6:00 p. ru.
GOING, EAST Including all
nlted lrom the Columbus
places sup
R. R., and
: Dayton and Xenla Railroad, and all
- Eastern and Central States, closes at
100 a. m.
GOING WEST 1. Including Indianapolis
and all points beyond, closes 60 a.
2. same as above, closes 10:00 a m.; 8. in
cluding all points supplied by the Indi
anapolis ttauroaa: aiso, unicago ana an
points west and northwest, closes 30
" p. m. ,
To Webster. Williamsburg and Bloom Inns-
port, on Tuesday, Thursday and Satur-
aay,atroup. m.
To Cox's Mills, White Water. Bethel and Ar
ba.on Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
To Abington, Clifton and Liberty, ou Mon
day and Friday, at 70 a. m.
To Boston, Beechymire, Goodwin's Corner,
ana uouege uorner, on Tuesday and
Friday, at 12:30 m.
At 70 a. m. from Indianapolis aud Cincin
nati ana oeyona.
At 100 a. m. from East via Dayton and
Xenla Railroad.
At 110 a. m. from West and South, way and
tnrouen mans.
At 40 p. m. from East via Columbus Rail
At 70 p.m. from North, via Chicago Rail
road and Fort Wayne Railroad.
At 80 p. m. from Indianapolis and beyond.
Office open from 70 a. m. to 7:30 p: m.
un ounuay, irom vwu to m:uu a. m.
Julv 1 1874. H. W. DAVIS. P. M.
Bancerona Exnerimentinv.
Wilkins Micawber Jones, is of a
statistical tarn of mind. It occur
red to Jones the other day that
Mary is a very common name, and,
after very careful study, he hit up
on an original plan for ascertaining
tne proportionate number oi wo
men bearing it This plan was to
station himself at an advantageous
position on one of our thorough
lares, address by tnat name every
woman who passed in an hour, and
then compare the number who
answered to the name with the
whole number passing. Nothing
could be simpler, thought Wilkins,
and accordingly he began his ex
periment the other evening just as
the theater going tide was flowing
along the street. First came two
demure looking ' damsels, "timid
and stepping fast" J ones let them
get by and then called out sudden
iy, -aiaryi" but the young women
only hurried the faster, and the
ingenious Wilkins put down two
marks on the right side of his tally
Eaper. Just as he lifted his eyes
e saw a lady with an escort just
in iront of rum, and blurted out
M(iood evening, Mary!" Greatly to
Jones' astonishment the gentleman.
and not tne lady, responded; and
these was what Jones saw:
He concluded to give up the expe
nment, because there were too
many risks about it especially
asterisks. .Boston Advertiser.
Don't run in debt never mind, never mind
If your clothes are all tattered and torn;
Fix 'em up, make them do; It's better by far
Than to have the heart weary and worn.
Who will love you the more for the set of
your hat,
Or your ruff, or the tie of your shoe,
The style of your boots or shade of cravat.
If they knew you're in debt for the new?
Good Iriends, let me beg of you, don't run
in debt.
If the chairs and the sofa are old;
They'll fit your backs better than any new
Unless they are paid for with gold.
If the house is too small, draw the closer
Keep it warm with a hearty good will;
A blgoue, unpaid for, in all kinds of weather,
Will send to the warm heart a chill.
Don't run-in debt-dear girls, take a hint,
If the fashions have changed since last
Old Nature is out in the very same tints,
And old reason, methinks, has some rea
son. But J ust say to your Iriends, "I can not af-
ford .
To spend time to keep up with the fashion;
My purse is too light and honor too bright
To be tried by such silly passion.
Gents, don't run in debt let your friends
if they can,
Have fine horses, and clothing, and flow
ers; .
But, unless they are paid for, be more of a
Than to envy their sunshiny hours.
If you've money to pare, I've nothing to
- say,
Spend your dollars and dimes as you
But, mind you, the man who his notes has
, t pay
Is the man who is never at ease.
Kind husbands, don't run in debt any more,
Twill fill your wife's cup full of sorrow,
To know that a neighbor may call at your
With a bill you must settle to-morrow.
Oh, take my advice it is good, it is true!
(But least you may, some o( you doubt it)
111 whisper a secret, now, seeing 'tis you:
I've tried it and know all about it.
The chain of a debt is heavy and cold,
Its links all corrosion rtnd rust;
Gild it o'er as you will, it is never of gold.
Then spurn It aside with disgust
"I've tried It and know all about it."
From the Indianapolis Journal.
Seventh Annual Meeting or the State
Temperance Alliance The lion.
William Baxter hae a Tew Words to
Say on the Snhjeet of Whlafcy.
The Indiana State Temperance Al
liance held its annual session in this
city, at Roberts Park Church, yester
day afternoon, at 2 o'clock. There
were about one hundred delegates
resent from different parts of the
rate, and a fair representation of peo
ple from this city.
The Alliance was called to order by
the President, Hon. William Baxter,
and prayer was offered by. Rev. S. E.
Wishard, of Franklin.
The President then presented the
following report, which was received
We meet at this, the seventh annual
gathering of th State Temperance
Alliance, alter an eventlul year. The
Sast twelve months has witnessed a
eeper interest and more earnest labor
in the great work oi - humanity than
any previous year since the inaugura
tion ol this Alliance.
The fearful amount of inteniper-
ance", immorality and crime following
after our late civil war, and fostered
by a vicious and very ineffective li
cense law, told with terrific effect
upon the social and material condi
tion ot our people. X be tacts reveal
ed in that most excellent pamphlet of
our worthy Treasurer. John V. Kay.
entitled "Cost and Cause," that from
1860 to 1870, under our licenso law,
the manufacture of intoxicants in our
State increased twelve times faster
than the population; and, as a legiti
mate result, that pauperism had in
creased six times, and crime nine
times faster than the increase of pop
ulation; that pauperism, crime and
insanity increased in the same ratio
as the increase of saloons; these facts,
I Bay, startled the minds of many
earnest and philanthropic people.
The question was frequently heard,
What can be done to check this fear
ful scourge of our nation?" Meetings
were held all over the State, attended
by large and enthusiastic audiences.
Churches took hold of the question as
they had never done before. Metho
dist, Baptist, Presbyterian, Christian
and Quaker, all emulated each other
in their zeal tor their work. The
Catholic Church, with a noble enthu
siasm, embraced the cause, and in its
various institutions throughout the
land has done an immense work.
Within its folds are nearly 300,000
pledged abstainers a grand army of
workers is this invincible in zeal and
Siower. With the exception of the
Cpiscopal Church, we believe that
every religious denomination in our
country has espoused the cause of
temperance. e nope ere long tnat
this only exception will be removed.
Already in England the Episcopal
Church has stepped into the vanguard
ot tms great retormation. Through
the exertions of the late Archdeacon
Sanford and other influential digni
taries of that church, the so-called
Convocation of Canterbury was held.
The information presented to that
convocation revealed a series of start
ling facts as to the fearful curse of the
drink traffic; and, on the other hand,
of the great protection and blessing
that prohibition is. to the people.
These facts stirred that church from
center to circumference." The
Church of England Temperance Mag
azine is a grand evidence of the glori
ous work which the Episcopal Church
is now doing in the temperance cause.
We hope that the philanthropic and
Christian spirit of the Episcopal
Church in England will soon be waft
ed across the Atlantic, and innoculate
their churches here, so that at our
next annual meeting we may be able
to say that every Christian organiza
tion in the land is actively at work
with us.
consequence ot this activity
throughout our State, the great polit
ical parties lor the hrst time recog
nized this question in their platforms.
Une party endorsed the fundamental
j principles of the present law, viz.:
that the majority ot the voters shall
have the power to determine for them-
selves whether liquor shall be legally
old in their midst or not, and holding
the vender responsible for evils result-
ing from his tramc; the other party
declaring itself in favor of repealing
the present law and enacting a license
law in its stead.
Had this question come fairly and
squarely before the people, untram
meled Dy any other issue, we are of
the opinion that -the present temper
ance law would have been sustained.
But through a combination of other
questions and circumstances the lat
ter party was successful. Some in
considerate members of the former
party, smarting under defeat, declared
in hot haste that it was the temper
ance question which defeated their
party, wheieas in point of fact it was
the adoption of this question in their
platform which saved them from a far
more disastrous defeat. If the Repub
lican party had tailed to take hold of
that issue, the State would have gone
nearer 50,000 than 15,000 Democratic.
Inside the Republican party are thou
sands of voters who believe that the
drink traffic is the great curse of so
ciety that it is the direct cause (by
the pauperism, crime and insanity it
produces) of half our taxes; and that
society has the right, and ought to
have the power by law, to protect
itself from a traffic which works such
terrible dessolation, aud so believing,
if the Republican convention had not
t embodied this question in their plat
form, thousands ot earnest temperance
voters, who stood with the party,
would have left the ranks.
If, however, as some assert, this
question did defeat the Republican
party, then we reply that the tault, to
a very great extent, rests with many
of the leaders of that party; for. with
two or three honorable exceptions,
the Republican orators ignored the
temperance issue entirely in their
speeches. They reasoned long and
vehemently about railroad monopoly,
the currency ana DanK questions,
tariff and free-trade, but not a word
did they utter in vindication of the
temperance resolution in their plat
form. They certainly ought to have
known that the very presence of that
resolution in the platform would drive
away some whisky Republicans; and,
therefore, that the best way to com
pensate for such loss was to have used
strong arguments and facts sustaining
the resolution, whereby they might
convert over to their side voters in
side the ranks of the opposition who
were in favor of temperance. But,
instead of familiarizing themselves
with such facts and arguments, they
ignored the question altogether So
that they virtually assumed all Ihe
disadvantages of the resolution with
out striving to reap the benefit result
ing lrom using strong arguments in
its favor. We incline to the belief
that it was the independent move
ment far more than the temperance
question that defeated the party in
power. Disgusted with the salary
grab, the Credit Mobilier and many
imaginary extravagances, the people
were resolved, right or wrong, to have
a change. Temperance or tree whisky,
the people were determined, however
disastrous the experiment might prove,
to place some other party in power.
This, we believe, was the real cause
of their defeat. .
Now we take this occasion to ex
press the opinion, in all fairness and
candor, that if the Republican party
expects to maintain its position as a
party of reform in the future, it must
stand boldly and manfully by this
temperance question. Without doing
this we cannot see how it is to main
tain its prestage and power. It has
already lost Irom its folds all those
who are in favor of free whisky, and
who in this respect, clogged the wheel
of progress, so that now the only way
by which it can retain the earnest
temperance voters inside its ranks,
and at the same time secure an acces
sion of those of like conviction from
the opposite forces, is by openly and
uncompromisingly making the tem
perauce question one of its grand ob
jects of reform.
T he question whether tne grog-shop
and corruption shall take possession
of and rule our country is now agitat
ing the public mind as it never did
before. It can no longer be kept in
the background. I he interests in
volved are too momentous. It is the
great question of the age, and must
form the battle-cry of contending par
ties for years to come. We therefore
exhort temperance people everywhere
to be faithful, and inside their differ
ent political organization to press this
question with unwearied energy and
The party who will soon assume
power in our State stands pledged in
its platform to repeal the present tem
perance law and to substitute a license
law. Such an attempt should arouse
the strongest opposition of every lover
of temperance and good government,
for nothing could be more disastrous
to the best interests of society. In
every instance, without a solitary ex
ception, where a license law has sup
planted prohibition, or local option
and civil damage, the result has been
disastrous in the - extreme. Take
Connecticut for instance, the latest
example jol this kind. In 1S6G there
were 1,576 commitments to prison in
that State. In 1873 there were 2,985.
But in 1874 there were 4,481, being an
increase of 1,496 in one year, more
than in the seven previous years.
And why was this? Because the
prohibitory law. which had been in
operation twenty 5-ears, was repealed .
and a license law enacted in its stead.
What is true of Connecticut is true
of every other State where license lias
taken the place of prohibition. Judge
Pitman of the Superior Court of Mass
achusetts, writes of New Bedford,
that in eight months after prohibition -had
been superceded in that city, as
compared with eight months before,
an increase of 68 per cent, of crime
and over 120 per cent of drunkeness
was the result
Rev. Wm. M. Thayer gives statistics
in Massachusetts for tne years 1S67
and 1S71. In the former, under pro
hibition, 5,553 arrests; in 1870, when
prohibition was repealed, so far as ap
plied to beer, there were 11,105 ar
rests; more than double the former. :
During the first, ten months after
the passage of the present temperance
law of our State, the number of
saloons decreased 30 per cent., and
crime 28 per cent. Whereas, during
the twelve previous years, and under
the old license law, the manufacture
of intoxicants increased twelve times
faster than the increase of population,
and pauperism from b to 9 times laster.
With such facts as these 'staring us
in the face, it is very clear that if our
next legislature expects to present
and enact a license law, as the domi
nant party stands pledged to do in its
platform, intemperance, pauperism,
crime and insanity will be fearfully
increased, and pur taxes largely augu
mented. Jeremy Bentham says, "That is the
best end of government which secures
the greatest good to the greatest num
ber; ' but the license system is exactly
the opposite of this. In order to fill
the pockets of a few saloon keepers,
the many must .have their taxes
doubled society must be subject to
the debasing annoyance of intemper
ance, and all the depriving vices which
lollow in its train. .License never did
and never will control the liquor traf
fic. All experience proves that license
is only another name for "free whisky"
and every horror which proceeds from
What can be done, then, to prevent
our coming Legislature from pursuing
such a suicidal course, should be the
all-absorbing question for this alli
ance now to determine.
This must be done Organize thor
oughly and agitate incessantly. A
temperance organization should be put
in immediate and vigorous operation
in every county in the State. These
county organizations should hold
meetings in every school-house in the
county. Speakers should lay the acts
plainly and forcibly before the people,
arousing them to the importance and
necessity ol action. Short, pithy
tracts, embodying proper statistics,
and clear strong reasons should be
distributed among the masses. At
every meeting petitions should be pre
sented for signatures and forwarded
to both branches of the Legislature,
E raying that the present law should
e maintained, and such additional
legislation added as will render it more
fficient .to "protect the people
against the giant curse of intemper
Pursue this course vigorously and
the best results may be anticipated;
neglect it, and the results may be dis
astrous in the extreme. Let the cry
be, as it was in the days of Hampden
and Prym, when the people were bat
tling against the tyranny of King
Lharles and btanord, petition! peti
tion 1 1 I have great faith in petition.
It is the only efficient way by which
the masses can reach the ears of the
Legislature. Then let the people
speak to the Legislature in thunder
tones by petition, and we venture to
say that the Legislature will not turn
a deaf ear -to their cry.
Revival of the Peculiar Institution
A Kw Way to Make the African Pay
the ex-Slaveholder for Ilia Body
and Soul Peonage in Texas.'
An act to provide for the employment
of prisoners and convicts of misde
meanors and petty offenses.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the
Legislaiure of the State of Texas that
whenever any person is hereafter con
victed of a misdemeanor or any petty
offense by any of the courts of this
State, and as a punishment therefor
is to be imprisoned in the c9unty jail
of any county, it shall be lawful for
the presiding justice of such county to
employ such convicts to labor upon
the public buildings or works of the
county or upon the public roads of the
county during the whole term of his
imprisonment or any part thereof ; or
said presiding justice may hire out
such convict to labor either by private
or public contract to any responsible
person who will hire him, and pay the
highest price lor such services : Fro
viaea, tnat no convict snail De hired
for a less amount than fifty cents per
Sec. 2. That the presiding justice
is also authorized to employ in like
manner the labor of all convicts who
may be under the sentance of im
prisonment for the non-payment of a
fine imposed by any court of this
State for the commission of a misde
meanor or petty offense, for which the
convict shall receive a credit of one
dollar per day for each day's work on
any bublic buildings, roads or other
county works, and, when the fine and
all costs are paid by him with such
labor, he shall be discharged from
imprisonment, unless he is held for
some other offense : provided that if
there is no necessity ior the labor ol
such convict at any public works of
the county, the presiding justice shal
hire out sueh convict either by private
or public contract to any person who
will pay the fine and all costs, and
take such convict to labor for the
shortest period of time.
n - all m
eec. o. ah persons connned in
iail ou account of having committed
misdemeanor or petty offense may be
employed in like manner from the
time of imnrisonment until the time
of trial, and if upon trial such person
shall be acquitted, he shall be paid
not less than twenty-five cents nor
more than one dollar per day, as the
presiding justice may contract: provi
ded that before trial and conviction
no person shall be held to labor with
out his consent.
Sec. 4. If any person who is hired
out under the provisions of this act
shall escape from the person to whom
he is hired, it shall be lawful for the
sheriff of any county in the State to
capture' and return such convict to
the person from whom he escaped,
when an affidavit is made, before any
person authorized to administer oaths,
that such' person is an escaped con
vict. All the labor done by an es
caped convict shall be forfeited to his
employer, and should he be captured
and brought back he shall recom
mence his term of labor, and continue
until the expiration of the full time
of the contract made by the said jus
tice. Sec. 5. All the money that may
be realized under the provisions of
this act shall be paid into the county
treasury, as other county funds.
bee. 6. flhat all laws or parts of
lawn in conflict herewith be and the
same are hereby repealed, and that
this act take effect and be in force
from and after its passage.
More Wonderful than Spiritual Man
- ' Ifeatatlona.
One of the most adroit jugglers of
the present age was Robert Houdin,
a Frenchman, who for many years
Pive lashionable entertainments in
aris." ; Houdin wrote his autobiogra
phy, and related many curious feats
performed by him in his professional
career. On one occasion he was in
vited to display his art before King
Louis Phillippe and his court, at the
chateau of St. Cloud. Houdin invent
ed a trick especially for this royal and
noble assemblage, and received un
bounded applause for his success. He
borrowed from the King and his cour
tiers tix handkerchiefs, which he
made into a parcel and laid on the ta
ble. Then, at his request, different
persons wrote on cards the name of
the place whither they desired the
handkerchiefs to be invisibly trans
ported,' When this was done he beg
ged the King to take three of the
cards at hazard and choose from them
the place he might consider the most
suitable. "Let me see." said Louis
Phillippe, "what thi9 one says:" "I
desire the handkerchiefs to be found
beneath one of the candelebra on the
mantlepiece." "Ah! that's too easy for
sorcerer, so we will pass on to the
next card." "The handkerchiefs are
to be transported to the dome of the
nvalides.' "That would suit us but
it is much too far not for the hand
kendiiefs, but for us. Ah! ah!" the
tving added, as he looked at the last
card, "I am afraid, Monsieur Robert
loudm, 1 am about to embarrass you.
Do you know what this card propo
ses?" Houdin, with a respectful bow,
declared that he did not. "Well,
responded His Majesty, "it is desired
that you send the handkerchiefs to a
spot between the roots of the last
orange tree on the right of the avenue
of St. Cloud." Houdin affected the
greatest nonchalence. "Only that,
sire," he said. "Deign to order, and
Will obey. The King gave certain
directions in a low voice, and immedi
ately a number of his attendants hur
ried off to the orange tree to watch it.
le then said: 1 select the orange
tree. Houdin s first business now
was to send the handkerchiefs on their
travels. So he placed them beneath a
bell of opaque glass, and taking his
wand ordered them to fly to the spot
the King had chosen. He raised the
bell, the little parcel was no longer
there, and a white turtle dove had ta
ken its place. 1 he King then walked
quickly to the door, whence he looked
in the direction of the orange tree to
assure himself that the guards were
there, when this was done he began to
smile and shrug his shoulders. "Ah!
Monsieur Robert lloudin, he said.
ironically, "I fear much for the virtue
of your magic staff." Then he added,
as he returned to the end of the room,
where several servants were standing,
Tell William to dig immediately be
ow the last tree at the end of the ave
nue aec bring me carefully what he
finds there if he does find anything."
ihe attendant proceeded to the orange
tree. The earth at the side of the
tree was carefully removed, and down
among the roots, after much groping.
a small iron box, eaten with rust, was
found. It bore every appearance of
having been in the ground many years.
This curious "find" was cleansed
from its mold and brought in, and
placed by the side of the King. The
greatest excitement and impatience
Erevailed on all sides. Houdin
rought, perched on his finger, the
dove to the King, and around itineck
His Majesty discovered a little rusty
key. At the desire of the conjurer,
he unloosed it and opened the box.
The first object that met his eye was a
time-discolored piece of parchment,
upon which he read: "This day, 6th
ot June, 1786, this iron box, contain
ing six handkerchiefs, was placed
among the roots of an orange tree by
me, Balsamo, Uount ol Lagliostro, to
serve in performing an act of magic,
which will be executed on the same
day sixty years hence, before Louis
Jfhulippe, ot Orleans, aud hislamily.
"There is certainly witchcraft about
this," cried the King, and then he
looked again and found in the bottom
of the box a parcel sealed with the
well-known seal of the famous Cagli
ostro. He broke it and opened the
parcel, and there were the six hand
kerchiefs which but five minutes be
fore were lying on the conjuror's ta
ble. Was not thii trick as remarka
ble as the producing of "Katie King"
from a dark cabinet.
Houdin was employed by the French
Government to go to Algiers on a
novel mission. The Marabout priests
exercised great authority ever the
natives, because they were liable to
perform certain feats of jugglery,
which they pretended proved their di
vine power. These Marabouts were
enemies of the French, and encour
aged turbulence among the Arabs.
The Government thought that it
might be a good stroke of policy to
send Houdin through the colony per
forming his miracles, and demonstra
ting to the natives that a French sor
cerer was greater than an Arab sor
cerer. Accordingly Houdin appear
ed before large audiences, beginning
in the city of Algeria. At the first of
these performances he introduced a
box that became heavy or light at his
order. This box was brought by hini
to the footlights, and while holding it
in his hands he declared to his hear
ers that he possessed the power to de
prive the most powerful man of his
strength and restore it at will. He
invited any one who thought himself
strong enough to come on the state.
An Arab of middle height, but well
built and muscular, came to his side
with great assurance. "Are! you
strong?'' asked Houdin, measuring
him from head to foot. "Oh, yes,"
he replied carelessly. "Are you sure
that you will always remain so?"
"Quite sure. "You are mistaken,"
said Houdin; "for an instant I will
rob you . of your strength, and you
shall become as a little child." The
Arab smiled disdainfully. Houdin
told him to lift the box. He stooped
and lifted it without any effort, and
said coldly: "Is that all?" With an
imposing gesture Houdin solemnly
pronounced the words, "Behold you
are weaker than a woman; now lilt
the box." The Hercules grabbed the
box quite confidently, bnt, to his as
tonishment, it would not budge. He
attacked it vigorously over and over
again, while his countrymen sat look
ing on in silent wonder, but it resist
ed. He vainly expended on this box
a strength which would have raised
an enormous weight, until at length,
panting, exhausted, and red with an
ger, ho buried his lace in bis burnous
and retired from the stage. Houdin
does not explain the secret of this
trick by which he made bodies heavy
or light at will, and without apparent
ly touching them, but it was a favor
ite of his, and often exhibited to his
fashionable Parisian audiences.
At the same exhibition in Algeria
of which we have written, Houdin in
vited onje of the audience to come on
the stage. A young Moor, about
twenty years of age. tall, well built
and richly dressed, advanced. There
was a plain table on the stage (the
space between the top and the floor
being unmistakably open) which Hou
din asked him to mount. When he
did so, Houdin covered him with an
enormous cloth, and instantly remov
ing it, the Moor was gone. This trick
produced a panic in the audience
Screaming, "It is the Evil One!" they
clambered over the benches in wild
terror, and rushed out the door into
the street, where, in the public Btreet,
rubbing his eyes in stupefaction and
wondering how ho got there, they
lound the young Moor.
While in the interior Houdin gave
an open air exhibition to the wild
sons of the desert. He pretended
that he was invulnerable, and offered
to let a Marabout shoot at him. There
was a treat crowd, and a vindictive
looking fellow came out from it and
claimed to have, the honor of killing
the hated Frenchman. The pistols
were handed to Houdin, who called
attention to the fact that the vents
were clear. The Marabout put in a
fair charge of powder and drove the
wad home. Among the bullets pro
duced Houdin chose one. which he
openly put in the pistol, and it was
also rammed down. By the same pro
cess the second pistol was loaded
Jbverybody watched with the most
profound solemnity. Houdin posted
himself fifteen paces from the Mara
bout, without evincing the slightest
emotion. The Marabout immediately
seized one ot the pistols and, on 11 ou
din's giving the signal, took deliber
ate aim at him. The pistol went off,
and the ball appeared between the
magician's teeth More angry than
ever, the Marabout tried to seize the
other pistol. lou could not inure
me," said Houdin; "but you shall see
that my aim is more dangerous than
yours. Look at .he wall. He pull
ed the trigger, and on the newly white
washed wall appeared a large patch of
blood, and raising it to his mouth con
vinced himse f of the reality. When
he acquired this certainty his arms
fell and his head bowed on his chest,
as if he were annihilated. It was evi
dent that for the moment he doubted
everything, even the Prophet. This
seemingly incomprehensible feat Hou
din performed by means of prepared
balls. With a bullet-mould and bit
of wax mixed with lampblack he had
manufactured a very fair imitation
bullet. Another bullet ot the same
material he had filled with blood. Of
course, it was by sleight of hand that
he changed the bullets forced upon
him by the Marabout and substituted
his own. An old trick enabled him
to get the real bullet between his
teeth while the waxen one was shat
tered to pieces. So with the second
ball, it was shattered- upon striking
the wall, but a spot ot blood was pro
duced. If Houdin had not explained
this part it would be quite as wonder
ful to most people as the phenomena
ot bpiritualism, and could have been
passed off as good, evidence of spirit
Wood Sawing by a White Hot Wire,
The Abbe Moigno, in a recent num
ber ot his periodical, entitled Les
Mondes. describes an invention which
he says has recently been patented by
31 r. George Robinson, ot JNew xork,
tor sawing wood by an entirely new
and what seems sufficiently odd pro
cess. Since it originated here it
ought to be no novelty to our readers;
but since it is such to us, we give it
the penefit of this notice. Ihe pro
cess consists in substituting instead of
the saw a platinum wire, heated white
hot by means ot an electric current
The wire receives the same reciprocat
ing motion which is commonly given
to the saw, and thus burns its way
through the wood, it is practicable,
according to the inventor, not only
to eat logs into planks or heavier
forms of lumber by this means, but
also to give curvature to the cut, and
to produce tantastic lorms ot every
description, since the saw, being with
out breadth, adapts itself to such pur
poses better even than tne Dana or
ribbon saw. Insomuch as the wire
burns its way instead of cutting, it
leaves the surface of the wood charred;
but this is an effect entirely super
ficial, and occasions no injury to the
material. It would seem as if, how
ever, there were an important question
of economy to be settled, and we
shall wait before pronouncing an opin
ion on this application of science until
we hear trom it turtber.
A Sew Weapon.
ihe rsew urleans Picayune gives
the annexed description ot the neatest
instrument for a street fight that has
yet been produced: It is a weapon
with a sinister and cynical appearance
that would make even the bravest
man tremble. It consists first of an
ordinary pair of brass knuckles, rath
er sharp, in order to produce a telling
effect. To one end is attached a gim
let knife, to the other, a revolver,
whose trigger forms one of the divis
ions of the brass knuckles. Thus
armed a marl might defy an army. If
he were to get hold of one individual
man, the effect is appalling; every
blow he strikes with the knuckles
would not only break the assaulted
Eerson's skull, but lodge a half dozen
ullets in his heart while the gimlet
attachment is cutting away at his
throat. A man who had been treated
to that weapon would be killed at
least a dozen times before he knew
what was the matter; not only killed,
but so battered, bruised and cut to
pieces, that a sardine-box would prove
a roomy coffin for his remains.
The result of the election in Wis
consin is very suggestive and omin
ous. It appears that one year of the
"Opposition" abundantly satisfies a
community. At the last election the
conglomerate party carried the State
by about 12,000 majority. It has now
gone the other way by 6,000. A
change of 18,Q00 in a year isnt bad,
and in this the jubilant Democracy
can see what will overtake them in a
! year hence.
Ezelted Comments of a Religion Ed.
. ltor on a Ministerial Scandal.
Kokomo Tribune.
In one respect, women are verv
much like wolves. When a pack of
wolves are in pursuit of a human be
ing, a deer, or any other game, they
show great knowledge in the chase.
ihey spread out so as to havo advan
tage of any short turn the game may
make.- But let one of the pack set
wounded, blood be drawn from the
weakest or the strongest of the pack
by a secret huntsman, then every wolt
stops the chase, the whole pack as
sembles and tears the wounded mem
ber of the family to pieces.
And 60 with women. Let one of
them get a scratch, no matter how in
flicted, whether by the villainous
tongue ot scandal or otherwise, all
the women leave off their work wheth
er it le washing dishes, putting frills
on a dress, darning a stocking, mak -
mg a bustle, going to church, to an
Orphan's Home meeting, or on the
way ' to pray out a saloon-keeper
whatever the labor is, it is dropped
auu an rusn logeiner to tear to pieces
the woman on whom blood has been
drawn. The disposition to do this
seems to be innate and we would be
lieve God planted the nature for a
good purpose if we were not positively
sure that the most guilty ot the pack
always give the first whoop and pull
out the first arm, or leg, or eye. It is
this infernal custom, this outrageous,
horrible practice, that leads us to the
side of the weak. Mr. Beamer has a
powerful church at his back ; Mrs.
Beamer is a woman ; all the women,
with here and there an honorable ex
ception, are against her. The church
is against "her. So help us God, in
the Tribune Mrs. Beamer shill have
justice. We will do no injustice to
Mr. Beamer. What we want fo know
is the truth. Until that is known, we
do not propose to join the pack of
wolves, women - or men, and help de
vour one poor woman. When it shall
be shown to us that Mrs. .Beamer is
alone to blame, then we will place the
blame ubon her ; put, until this is
known, we shall not unite with the
majority to put down a lady who has
always peen acknowledged to be a
lady ot large common sense, of rare
business qualifications, of strict dis-.
cretion, of spotless character. The
Tribune often gets on the side of the
minority. Since the majority cried,
"Crucify him ! crucify him !" only the
weak believe in the adage, V ox populi,
vox Dei ! The voice of the people is
only the voice of God when the peo
ple are right.
Stampede at a Circus.
The circus season at Quincy wound
up with a stampede. Cole's circus ex
hibited there Wednesday night tor
the benefit of Woodland Home. The
Whig says that just after the perform
ance opened, and while the second act
in the ring was in progress, the can
containing the oil which furnishes
the lamps around the center pole.
which was leaking, caught fire. The
lamps were instantly lowered, and an
attempt was made to smother the
flames with a carpet, but without sue
cess. Ihe carpet caught hre and
burned. The roneB which held ud the
top of the canvas caught fire, and it
appeared to the astonished spectators
that the center-pole was in a blaze
The flames, fanned by the high wind.
reached from the ground nearly to the
canvas, and it seemed that the entire
pavilion would be consumed. When
the fire was first seen consternation
seized a large portion ot the audience
and a grand rush was made for the
outside. Men, women and children
didn't wait to get out at the entrance
but slid down from their seats and
crawled under the curtain. Some of
the crowd were so badly frightened
that they didn't stop until they got
home. The majority, however, re
mained a tafe distance from the tent
to see the thing out. The attaches of
the circus succeeded in extingushing
the fire after the ropes were consumed
and before the curtain caught. Keo
kuk (Iowa) Uate Uity.
In the case of Spratt vs. the United
States, the Supreme Court to day af
firmed the judgement ot the Court of
Claims, holding that the claimant, a
Confederate citizen, gained no title to
certain cotton by a purchase from an
agent of the Confederate States, be
cause these States were without cor
porate power to take, hold, or convey
a valid title to any property whatever,
and that the claimant was chargeable
with notice of treasonable intent of
sale by the Confederate Government,
to-wit: to raise money tor the pur
chase of munitions of war. Justice
Miller delivered the opinion. Justice
Field dissented, taking the view that
a pardon of the claimant reinstated
him in all his civil rights, aud gave
him assurance that he should stand in
the courts of his country in as good
condition as any of his fellow-citizens
who had never Binned against the au
thority of the government.
Charles P. Thorn;
The Boston Herald thus describes
Charles P. Thompson, who defeated
General Butler in the late election :
"He is a man of fine personal ap
pearance. He is rather above the
medium height, has a large, full head,
a keen eye, and wears a light sandy
moustache and side-whishers. He is
about forty-seven years of age, though
looking younger than that. He is a
man of great personal popularity, hav
ing many friends and few, if any, ene
mies. Among the brethern of the Es
sex bar he goes by the familiar name
of 'Charlie. He resides and practices
law at Glocuester. where he went in
1857. Mr. Thompson stands at the
head of his profession in Essex coun
ty, and is in every way an able man ; a
man who will honor the old Essex
Some idea of the betting upon the
elections in New York may be gained
from the statement of the New York
Sun that one pool-seller alone sold
box pools aggregating $300,000, be
sides 6,417 French pool tickets. The
French pools on Tilden and Dix
amounted to $105,000; on Hays and
Jones to $95,000; on Wickham, Wales
and Ottendorfer to $10,000; on mem
bers of Congress from the city dis
tricts to $30,000; on majorities for
Hayes to $25,000, and a like amount
on majorities tor Jones. Kelley is
said to have cleared $30,000 on his
bets. - , ,
A Man's Tarnlnc Point.
From 25 to 35 is the true time -
for the enjoyment of a man's best ,
powers, when physical vigor is at;
its Highest During the last half
of this decade a man should be as-x
sidaonx to cons tract a system of ,
philosophy by which to role his life, I
and to contract a chain of habits
intellectually; so that they should
not sit too tierhtlv urxm him. and "
yet cautiously so that he should !
neither be their slave nor too easily
Sast them aside. Tne exact pro
portion of physical and intellectual "r
strength should be gauged, and the
constitutional weakness, or in other I
words, the disease toward which a
tendency exists, should be ascer- ;
tamed. Preserve, if possible, the '
absolute necessity for exercise, and
have your place of business two or
three utiles . away, over which let
nothing tempt you to an omnibus -
or carnage save rain. The day on
which a medical man gives up rid
ing to see his country patients in
town, and takes to a close broug
ham, fixes the date when sedentary ,
diseases are set up while if, to
utalize his leisure, he reads as he
drives, his eyesight becomes se
riously, affected.. From 35 to 45 a'
roan should arrange with his food,
and avoid hypochondria. He can
not, it is true, change his diathesis; .
but he can manage it : 'The habit
ual character of food, no less than -
its quantity and quality, begins to
tell whether it charges the system
with fat, muscle, sinew, fiber, or
watery particles. From 45 to 55
the recuperative powers should be
encouraged and developed. ' There
is nothing like work to keep an old
horse sound. Sporting dogs should
be thin, but obesity will set in.
Anxiety ought to be staved off, hope
encouraged, sordid cases avoided.
If a grief exists it should not be
brooded over, but talked out with
a friend, gauged, estimated at its
worst, and dismissed to absorb it
self. If a man at this time is much
occupied out doors, and lives whole
somely and temperately, he is pret- .
ty sure to be clear of sedentary dis
ease. Rheumatism, coughs and in
flamatory diseases, arising from ex
posure to wet or cold, a man of 45
will have to contend with, but his -blood
will be in a good condition'
for the struggle. Moderate expo
sure to hardships of this kind never
harmed a man yet. ,
Tne Pope and the Preci
The Pope has just been expelled
from the Order of ' Freemasons by
a decree of the Grand Lodge of the
Orient of Palermo. This decree, ,
which is published ' in the official
paper of the order of Freemasons
at Cologne, is dated March 27, and
runs as follows: "A man named
Mastai Ferretti, who received the
baptism of Freemasonry and sol
emnly pledged his love and fellow
ship, and who afterward was
crowned pope and king under the
title of Pio Nono, has now cursed
his former breathren, and . excom
municated all members of the order
of Freemasons. Therefore, said
Mastai Ferretti is herewith, by
decree of the Grand Lodge of the
Orient, Palermo, expelled from the
order for perjury. The charges
against the Pope were first pre
ferred in his lodge at Palermo in
1865, and notification and copy;
thereof sent to Borne, with a re
quest to attend the lodge for the
purpose of his vindication. To '
this the Pope made no reply, and
for divers reasons the charges were
not pressed until the Pope urged
the clergy of Brazil to aggressive
measures against the , Freemasons
of that country. Then the charges
were pressed, and the second and
third notifications sent, and after
a formal trial a decree of expulsion
was entered and caused to be pub.
liShed. The decree bears the sig
nature of Victor Emmanuel, King
of Italy, Grand Master of the
Orient of Italy.
Russia and Germany.
The Pans Patrie publishes the
following, which it has reason to
believe is reliable. "Russia is con
vinced that soon, though not imme
diately in two or three years
about she will have a terrible
struggle with Germany. I point
to this time not arbitrarily, but
because it is certain that the for
mer country cannot sooner have
completed her armament, and more
particularly her railways. This
prospect is generally taken for
granted by the people, and the
Court of St Petersburg is so fully
prepared for a conflict that it be
lieves it knows the 'casus belli a
demand by Prince Bismark, sup
ported, according to the German
manner, by the opinions of jurists
consults, as complacent as expert,
for the restoration of the German
Baltic provinces. Herrven Moltke
is prepared for the contingency; he
has taken his precautions in conse
quence. A mass of spies spread
over Livonia and Courland, a care
fully studied plan of campaign to
its smallest details, the Russian
language taught to the officers, the
railway wagons adapted to the
Russian lines," etc., etc.
The National Grange has the sum
of $71,000 invested in United States
bonds, whicii is held as a reserve
fund in case of great distress among
the members of the order. There
was drawn from this fund in the
spring about $3,000 for Louisiana's
overflowed districts,-and equally as
large a sum was donated to the farm
ers of the west, whose crops were de
stroyed by the grasshoppers.

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