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County Cleit 1 s ;3
When a glance is WVyrict li
On some long-remembered Fjt
In the silence or the list.
It may be the shrine
But it seems Ue "V,.,
,,M , the dimness cf the dust
, if our dulT to ls and cires
, ,,j in the wrecks of loTe and trust
h.ch our bunhened memory bears,
i n l,.rm nisy "ear to the passing ie
lhe U.i'm uf life's freshness jet,
, , 1 beams may brighten oar Utter days
V hich the morning never met.
i; .. ,.b ' the i-binges we hare seen
In the far and winding Vay,
1 crates in onr paths that have grown green,
i 1 the locks that have grown gray .
71 . W inter- still f n our own may spare
' The sj.Hr or the gold;
I t we see their snows upon brighter nair,
nl friends, we are growing old I
V. , Live gained the world's cold wisdom now,
A e have learned to pans and fear,
Uut where are living founts whose flow
Wsi a joy of heart to hear T
We have won the w. alto 01 many
And the lore of many a page;
Eat where is the hope that biv in tune
But its boundless hentige.
Will it come h ',,,talt 'alie'
nl the w(i' their youth renew?
We have t.nJ m the 1'Sht of sunny brakes
Where the biivm is aeep and blue;
And or uul might joy in the Spring-time then.
Cut the joy was faint and cold; .
F. r it never could give us the youth again
Of heart- that are growing old !
t. Boston Cahy ns a, Larl
1.7 MBS.TbWARD A. WALLER
The lnbv hadn't the least idea, when he
woke up that morning, where he was going
i.i trend the nirht ; neither had Chrissy, his
mirx-, when bhc dressed him, or she certain-k-
wouldn't lunc twitched him down so hard
vt lien he climbed on the bureau by tbe help of
licr broad back as Bhe stooped down to pick
up his night-gown, which he bad got rid of
with two kicks and a jump. io, ana m
mother never thought of the thing, when he
was wriggling and twisting, and asking three
questions a minute all through breakfast, or
sbo would have given him the biggest lump
:n the sugar-bowl, and held him tight in her
. -ii .i .ti.f nf vrantinr? to shake
And. i wliosaw him two or three weeks
after it bad all happened, never should have
cucwed he was a hero ; he was such a little
follow and Ms chubby brown checks, and
soft mellow curt, and neat little ptucoots,
l,.k.d so fresh and innncmtjust likeanother
thrcc-ycr-old b.iby who is mnlc much of
.it home ' .
He was liiling over with life that uiorn-1,1-
and had so much business on hand that
,,mst be done, and the lazy people in the house
w!,.! hadn't a thing to do but just amuse
ihemselves with sweeping and dusting, and
-ittlm- ttic sewing-machine, and other like
!n kept getting in his way and hindering
i ,m so tlicre was trouble all around, and it
a Teat relief to all the St. Jama, big
m l little, when Tommy and bis wee steler.a
iu loth- older than he, proposed to take
the sidewalk, which already swarmed with
,ir playmates, and seek their fortune there.
tliey wc re hatted and booted and charged
i ,t to climb this, and nut to touch that, un
1 things got ery much mixed in their little
i. .Ule. and then they were let loose with a
; ii and a hUs (I guess Tommy's mamma
oj pretty glad she liad kissed him before
many hours were over ! ) and a sigh of relief,
i tl,e house had peace.
,; the hand-organs, and street harpists,
.11. , 'r..:ocrs in iSoston knew this street of
e l.oly' innocents," and made itoin tlixir
vi. happen tferevety often. So when
:l . . Jameses hcaru' 'nerry music that after
i. . i. under tbe drawing-rm windows, nnd
I .my thumping away on the slat for pci-
- tu"pny the piper," nobody raid any
tt. mmn or currency a, . ""V
i.-,-d t.. it. By and by tto raiwc uea away,
., i .Mi - ni. jarneB "
Mt. 11 she had looked she wou Id have seen ,
l,it y trudging down oyki "La,
very shiny trombone, an i o.
dutiful yellow tilings, that ooaied hna w'tn
tiicir wcct tones on from house to nouse.
away from wee sifter and all thc others lnno
ocnts. and alas! far away from bis own
home ' ,
Five o'clock came, and Mrs. St. James oe-
an to think it was almost ume ior iw tmi
...... , . - ....
crots as she went, anu majc u. -
,-11 Master Tommy he was "to come home
his own clf another night or c.c , etc ,
-i.. tt.., nnTi.mnii had liccn seen at Mr. ,
I .recn 's or .t Mr. White s, nor in any of the
..i,mnt bouKfton the street of thc '-holy in-
n.., Dear mo ! What fear and sor- ,
row there were in iommy s nome
James forgot bis dinner, and rushed off to tbe
p. .lice station to tell his wd story; and pretty
soon it was known in every di.trict in Bos
t,.n. that a bjy, three years old, with blue
eye.- yellow curls, dressed in white Mareeil-l.-s
ad named Tommy St. James, was lost !
What the baby's mother Alt and 1 don't
w.mtto 'iink,and would nut tell ymifl
Seven o'clock came, eight oVl.uk, nine
o'clock, no news of little Tommy ' There was
his crib, w ith its smooth white cover and pil-
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i w. but no little curly bead to mmi.ieinem ;
ti was hi" little night-gown whi. h he haii
rr h. V ";t of thatvery morning, njw hang.
L ..n .n,l r-rority that nurse Chri-sy nl-
ut I it' 1 it. owl bid it away so that tbe
.. ...t ' it.
1 r 111 till T I'OUIO
There were all his toy. i:it
1. r "LI and spun, anu ursg0"' uml i
i! m 1 .uunced ov tnutiww.!rD
,'u, O dear! dear ! Jind it might have
iDun i uwi. ikinn.
1, 1 jj t ,qj mamma s uattotj; " -t
wlo was lust! ,'
Bat God was very good to that mamma anu i
na and about ten o'clock the ball rang vio- I
1. , . 1 In n tlianntjlh
iently, and a policeman banded in a dispatiib
which had Just readied the station :
Eikde In s.Mi-
Tommy St. James, of Boston, three jeers
Id. came out on my imu
nbt. Will bring him back first tram
and R. It.
Now. wliat d.j you suppose bis mother did
when she knew her baby was safe? Why she
kept very still lor some time, and then, ail of
.i sudden, she burst out crying nnd said : " I
know they'll let that child tumble out of bed
t-njglit just as well as I want to !"
il Jihvrs or
i'i n-ill not tie surnrised to liear that Jlr.
i .'k. r1!. James, and all thoehildren, and
t'ln ney, were down at tbe station next j
lone before the l.noae i sis no. tram ,
imt. it time thundering iu at last, I
with a special iwik and whistle for such a
rmit occasion, and Ucnductor
i-mile on bis face, and Mr. T
in his nrui Ftepjcd off the car,
n. nl-Mi;..iiE without number-
Lii.; t onmt TommvSt. Jamcsalono 1
was unmoved, to oil anpe-irancc. General !
Grant himself couldn't have been more con-
There was dignity for you, Mens contcica 1
rtdti (which is something the J toman boys
used to wear under their jacteta to save mem
selves a whipping, or from feeling it il it
. me) but there was not a word or explana
t. m from tho small hero.
But this is how it hapjened-a bird told
me, and the conductor confirmed it, and
Tommy St. James never denied it. -,
rhc tbiny music crept out of Tommy sight
i (.j . while he was watching adog rrolic,
r,d wbt-n be remembered it again be went
and wut nn.1 i;htpn.
..-.nrVrin UP anu UUWU. Iwtvt-K -
vranu."..b , ... , cnn,c ,0 a
raflroad track and "there stood a car, alono
by itself in a brigM new coat ofpaint. Tom-
my felt rather tired by this tune now he
my teii t it. - , w
tJOUght 01 It. -; - ..;
a- .on- all bis ruauima's oont's any " Don t
p m"o a railroader." lie iat clan bed up
. steps and walked in And when he saw
w gay it was, and iow f till and sopty, ho
. JUt,tit was a pity hU wee eater and the
her innocents ladn't coma too ; and when
saw how red and soft and broad the seats
were, he just cuddled up his tired lags an ono
rthem, and laid hi warm, curly head down
.st to sec bow it would seem, acd-and lo
fure he Lad winked at half the gay pictures
a the wall, T immy was fast asleep ! .
B..il v.t the rarbeiran to move back
ward w.i forward on the track, pushed by
the men v wcre "making up" tho sbaam
boat.ttii:v. 'mt Tommy never woko. Then
one after an ,thcr the passengers came in, and
chose thtjpiar,s All wondered at the pret
ty curly he-id Wins there on its crimson cush
ion .but ev.ryt idy thought somebody else
1j 'Wtrul ll ut u w no questions were ask
cd. Then t1 :. name ctowIIdit un
tireathed thc quicker
PrcsenUy Conductor came through the
car looking after the tickets. Ue glanced
rather sharply at the sleeping boy, for it was
rerj early m the journey to fall asleep to be
l.. i. ntmn t M d.' IZllttUl (mm. . ..,,. .. . -. ..
-iixoYlx-k cane and so did tne wee sister. , aBjmill .. Vlt ore vou going to do with I
- Whore is Tommy?" " I don tjknow, but I lv iie?" 'Deed," says he ' I hardly ken.
-moss he's gone to Kitty Green house. , f ,.; k n , ber thouih. she's I
u -i' Mnne ol l vne. tne nnest coney i ever saw.
Nurse- t'l.ris-y went for hmi, and e.t a little rth f . nd and Bneu n0 ifo the
""t ana w,tha shriek ol savage looting, mere was b - j- o nvnrBKi nT eva fortune, tins oia man wno
wj. plunEeda.,n;tlie track right behind ! calf Jbeing drajr-ed or, as she 0VD the Captain," once had a
Tommy sown (mi cn flir & a haurled," at the back of the cart. James - was "owfDGj t0 Kt UJ As
"f ,-.,'3 nUree C fa " 6he was in fr0Dl- an1 When, h CamfvUtP'. was to have teen eircc'ed ho made a sorry
ittood at the nurtervwin,!,,.- .:m.rtl,n bill. Nmrm. and verv aninT. the saw that there , was 10 nare ueru j
utK.u :. r. ' . -vi . . - , ,. ,, . i.,,fit. il riinncr leu iuto uio . . , - .
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VOL. XLII. NEW SERIES, VOL. XV.
sure ; but his eyes softened as saw that the
baby was quite below the ticket age and not
".playing possum. ' Two or mree times i
during the trip the conductor pascd by the 1
sleeper, but at last duty being over, he was
free to indulge his kindness. " Now, ma
dam," said ho to the lady who sat behind
Tommy, with a tender look at his Bushed
cheeks, " if you will give me your shawl, I
think I can make your little boy more com
fortable." " Jly littlo boy !" Miss Prim fairly choked
with indignation. " I know nothing about
the child." And the woman who eat in the
seat before Tommy knew nothing of him, and
the fat gentleman opposite had Eevcr seen
him before, but thought " 6uch a little shav
er ought not to be traveling alone," and no
body in the car or in the train had anything
to tell about Tommy : so the good conductor
saw plainly that ho had one pa&enger too
Tommy began to stir just then, to yawn,
and finally bat upright, with a mazed look in
his bluo eyes. But before he could begin to
guess what had happened, the conductor
mado friends with him, and, to make a long
story short, succeeded so well that the littlo
monkey never even whimpered once for his
mother (who was crying so bitterly over his
empty crib), but got out oflio cars at the
Ithodc Island terminus, feeling liko a-rail-road
director, as he trotted aftand the station
with Mr. Conductor till the money nnd tic
kets were locked up.nnd then went home with
thekind man and ate strawberries and cream at
at the late Fuppcr. He also told pretty little
Mrs. Conductor that he took sugar and milk
in his tea, and drank it without winking,
though the tea was altogether new and dis
agreeable to him ; and after sitting up to his
heart's content, he was waited upon to bed
both by the conductor and his wife, and roll
ed up in the most berufHed and bestitched
night gown that could be fuulid, and put in
the best bed, with the pillows piled up on
each side of him, (so that he did not tumble
out of bed, Mrs. St. James, after all !) and
tuld for the fortieth time that the next morn
ing he should have another splendid ride in
the cars, and go home and tell Ins mother all
about it. And so he did. And he was very
sorry to say good-by to that kind conductor';
and the only words he spoke while the carriage
was whirling them all toward the street of the
' holy innocents," were these, which he
whispered in the ear of his wee sister ; ' I
had the liestest time you ever saw ; and if
you'll be a jolly good littlo girl, I'll take you
to Rhode Island some time !"
From Spare Hoar.
Wylie, our next friend, was an exquisite
shepherd's dog ; Beet, thin.Sankcd, dainty,
and handsome as a small graybound, with
all tbe grace of silky waving black and tan
hair. We got her thus, lk-ing then young
and keen botanists, and full of the knowledge
and love of Tweedside, having been on every
hill-top from Muckle Mcndic to Hundleehopc
and the Lee Pen, and laving fished every
water from Tarth to tbe Leithcn, wc discov
ered early in spring that young Stewart, au
tlior of on excellent book on natural history,
a young man of great promise and early
death, had found the Ituxbaumla ajhytla,a.
beautiful and odd-looking moss.westof New
bie heights, in the very month we were that
moment in. Wc resolved to start next day.
We walked to Peebles, and then up Hay-
stoun (Jlen to the cottage of Adam Cairns.
e cottage of Adam Cairns, i g,Te i,eIcf up to trying to bring it to life 0f tobacco at one time, and whose expoctor
a i 16 r ' 1'cking it and turning it over and over, at,0ns were infrequent but formidable. IV
, and who knew of us from crowlin!; 0TCr it and all but worrying it to , and comprehensive rumination upon
tne agca snepneru
Whom we knew,
his daughter, 2uncy Cairns, a servant with
Uncle Aitken of tallands. We lound our
way up the burn with difficulty, as tbe even- i
ing was getting dark ; and on getting near
bsall ihcm at worenip. We got
m and made ourselves known, and got a ta- j
ond gacb cream ,
old Adam looking on ns as " clean dementit"
TOmc out for a blt ro0Wi whicb bpW.
er. he knew. anJ with eome pride said be
would take us in tbe morning to the place.
It turned out that Adam, who was an old
man anu Iran, uuu iihu mauu euuiu uwuc ,
wa going at IVKitsunday to leave, and live
with his son in Glasgow. We had been ad-
id boennd- ,
and perfect ,
miricg the beauty and gentleness
wun.il lour i ivuuu
Uyun - j jd, . Would you let me have
, , and Adam, lookinc at her fondly-sbe
inetantly to him, and jnade of him
r., , i n :r -n -.
h(jr . and that whcn Adam
left for Glasgow she should be sent into Al-
She came, and was at once taken
u . i
j XT "InZ ;'f
1 - nn.n.lTnn iBK llwWl hI '
aim uiuueu doc m ui.bu ..
thinking of her master and her work on the
hills, she made herself at home, and behaved
in all respects like a lady. When out with
me, ii she saw sheep in tne streets or roau,
she got .fuite excited, and bcled thc work, .
nH urnR iMirtfuislr useful. thf licitl" so mak- t
and was curiously useful, the being so mak
ing her wonderfully liappy. And so her lit
tle lilc-went on, never doing wrong, always
blithe and kind ard beautiful. liut some
montl.s after she came, there was a mystery
about her : every Tuesday evening she disap
icared ; we tried to watch her, but in yain
sbe was always off by nine r. m. and was
away all night, coming back next day wear,
led and all over mud, as ll she had travelled
fur. She tlpr.t all next day. This went on
tor some months, and we coum mate nuiu-
ingot it. roor aear creature, sue looseu ui
us wistiuny woeu wic wuic u, no u wic
,voaU too'told us if she could, and was es. I
; r..i .1 u.: 1 ,
id-iauy luou, iiwuu tittat.
Well, one day 1 was walking across tbe
Uraesmarket, with Wylie at my heels, when
two Suephcrds started and looking at her, one
M ti Vl...,'. l.. . lUt o.An..n.l.,r.i.n.M
Miiu, XlKlt o ort , tout t" tut. I'.v,
bitoli that naebody kens."
1 asked him
what be meant, and he told me that for
months tost she had made her appearance by
the first daylight at tbe shcep-pens in the cat
tle market, and worked incessantly, and to
excellent purpose, in helping the shepherds
to get their sheep and lambs in. The man
said with a sort of transport, " She's a per
fect meeracle ; flies about like a specrit and
neer wrang : wears but never grups, at d
beats a' oor dowgs. She's a perfect meeracle
and as soople as
od bow they all
that wen fell yin
They tried to coax
but-no, sue was
a day that " wee
tnci.e rougi, fellows. She continued this ama- ,
teurwurk till she died,
Wllicn sue uiu iu
u i very touching tho rcgi
ard ice soutn-
country shepherds have to their dogs.
in for his bouse : it was midsummer. The
man had Lis dog with him, nnd Mr. Syme
noticed that ho followed the dog, and not it
him, though he contrived to steer for the
houM. H0 came and was ushered into his
; he wished advice about some ailment,
and Mr. Syme saw that he had a bit of twine
round the dog e neck, which he let drop out
r ti,. rnnm lift
sS his) luinrl vrl.an ho rort.l tliA rnntT). He
nut-mi Lint K ntnnf ln". nnd he ex-
.1..: i it.i a.i la t.-J :,..,A
i j . kw a
wny ao you go alwut as 1 saw youoid Dciorc
you came in to me ?" t Oh." said he, look
ing awkward, " I didna want Birkie to ken
he was tied." Where will vou find truer
" Mt.l ht, loflt.
courtesy and finer feelings? He didn't want
i to hurt Birkie t feelings,
I lr. Carrutbcrs of Inv
6tory 0f these wise shcef
Inverness told me a new
from Inverness bad purchaseS some sheep at
n; .w n.i t-inihim, in ehi-.
ianI1,n1rD',nd "There's I "'ebb on the Courier and Enquirer : Grcc- tem of his own, a kind of long-Bhort-band, t;M wf,ere there is rning water, places
knew her, and said, lucre s . . , , . . b , f h , as abi t0 f0udw an , , , , i
; we'll get tbem in noo. . "2."" 'J"V. .,, ,,. ',' ,lAmrL ,n,v. very closely jind his news- : ' " ..." J 1" .-. c
Vv-r intfnn nnd lip cail!ht uul- u tnu-jwt wtvt, fe- j -I - -j -J .AU1Y nuut iiHwtciumt van it uo tor nil
her to siop anu , Bennett was in full vigor, and Ben- I pap rcP0rt8 "f lardner s remarks proved to i F.t(.m mm t0 cmiVrato to this rcion. even
Sn"e'.uu,'. Z,.Venof 1 ilnett Junior a nursing infant : Manton Mar-, l so accurate that the Doctor subsequently if , Ila3 tho land given him ? Lumberis
fcllym was spoken ol uy . , ,n!nV .vh-t i adonted them : and with slight revision they I a. r an ... om vr . .i
doir''lcft thc road. Thc dog drove them on, ' fa'- In bis earlier years, tho infirmities or
till oomin" to a toll, the toll-wife stood be-1 h'3 temper caused some curious scenes. 1
fore the drove demanding her dues. The 1 "was once in the habit of studying him pretty-do-
looked at her, and, jumping on her closely and I found thSt the pains 1 took
bafk crossed his forelegs over her arms. The were not wasted. The painter who desires to
sheen passed through, and tho dog took his produce a characteristic picture of bis sitter,
luS fi them, and went on his way. draws him out ,n various vvaysand calls forth
or iu wiw . v-j 'it , ' . . jm an(i
quiit Men u,., rf stories when I
kuq tne wuuu J"." , . , to Ke ter at
r t iT hw how James came to
cethim. Sshc told me tnat one J
vr1 ... . . . ... jawcciw
ahc tola me inat o
James comingdDwn irom ul
cart; he had been away wcst.geiuDc
cart; he had been away west. S" ? Sh
and butter, cheese, and tens for Edinburgh.
some trouble, and on
- V j;,;i tn th.mrt. strui-
iw i j6 6 i .
i: J I .11: T .:h 1I hia miffht.
dasshe' Wkin'.feom." James
who was out of breath and temper, tain;
past his time, explained U Ailie, that this
iVmucklebrote d;awhalp"had been wor -
nr ti, t i. little to sav. indeed nave . combines the salient points ; though not I
r..i- .tX tolneak of him as one ot " our a painter, and never dreaming that I should , enlarged his held by establishing the J imes.
d ."8but noffiy will ksory Whearany- have need to sketch even tbe faintest outline He is now rich partly from the profits ofhis
, bt feilo .Ue, the day , oi' Horace, took especial delight .in watching ' 11; Pd 1 "J 'be results of successful
thing of that noble leliovr. -uuc, j , rf fau 6pecalaUons.
rjing sheep, and terrifying CTerjbody up at
Sir Oeorgo Montgomery's atMacbiellfl!, and
tnat Mr Ueorge had ordered him to be hang
ed, which, however, was sooner said than
done, as " the thief " showed hia intentions cently answered : " I set tnat up, Mr. Grec
of dying hard. James came up just as Sir ley !" Horace turned to him with a comical
iieorgo had sent lor his gun ; and us the dog
had more than once shown a likinc for him.
he said he " wad gie him a chance ;" and so
he tied him to his cart. Young Rab, fearing
some mischief, had been entering a series of
protests all the way, and nearly strangled
himself to spite James and Jess, besides giv
ing Jess more than usual to do. " I .wish I
had let Sir George pit that charge into him,
the thrawn brute," said James. But 'Ailie
had seen that in his foreleg there was a splin
ter of wood, which he had likely got when
objecting to be hanged, and that he was mis
erably lame. So she got James to leave him
with her. and go straigtn into rimuurgo.
She gave him water, and by her woman e
wit got his lame paw under a door, so that
he couldn't suddenly get at her, then with a
quick firm hand 6he plucked out the splin
ter, and put in an ample meal. She went in
sometime after, taking no noticeof him, and
he came limping up, and laid his great jaws
in her lap ; from that moment they were
chicf," ns she said James, finding him man
sucte and civil when he returned.
She said it was Kab's habit to make his
appearance exactly half an hour before his
master, trotting in full of importance, as if
to say, " He's all right, he'll be here." One
morning James came without him. He had
left nainburgh very early, and in coming
near Auchindinny, at a lonely part of thc
road, a man sprang out on him, and demand
ed his money. James who was a cool hand;
said, " Wccl a wcel, let me get it," and
stepping back, he said to Bah, " Speak till
him, my man. In an instant Itab was stand
ing over him, threatening strangulation if
he stirred. James pushed on leaving Kab in
charge ; he looked back and saw every
attempt to rise was summarily put down.
As be was telling Ailie thc story, up came
Bab with that great 6wing of his. It turned
out that the robber was a Howgatc lad, thc
worthless son of a neighbor, and Bab know
ing him had let him cheaply oft".
Wasp was a dark brindled bull-terrier, as
pure in blood as Cruiser or Wild Dayrcll.
She was brought by my brother from Otley,
in thc West Biding. Sho was very hand
some, fierce, and gentle, with a small, com
pact, finely shaped head, and a pair of won
derful eyes, as full of fire and of softness as
Grips ; " indeed she had to my eye a curious
look ot tliat wondcrlul genius at once wild
and fond. It was a fine sight to see her on
thc prowl across Bowden Moor, now canter-
nitu uu uweujuu, nun .!kiien-u up .
on the top of a dyke, and w ith erect cars, look
ing across thc wild like a moss-trooperout on
business, keen, and fell. She couid do ev-
ervthing it became a dog to do, from killing I
nn otter or polecat, to watching and playing D jw0 barrels ; all the other improvised ap
with a baby, and was as docile to her master I pomtmcnts leing of similar simplicity. Here
as she was surly to all else. i ajj hands were soon busily at work, for the
But it wa9 as a mother she shown ; and to wholc imper was to be re set. The business
see the gypsy, Hagar-Iike creature nursing TO9 jonc, thc iper was served to its sub
tler occasional Uhmael playing with him, Kribers at breakfast time, and a few months
and fondling him all over, teaching his teeth ter, the building now occupied by the Tri
to war. and with her eye and the cnrl of her fane was finished.
lip daring any one luit her master to touch i funny incident occurred during the first
him, was like seeing Grisi watching her dar- nij.l,t in Winchester's building. The houe
ling "Gennm-o,'' who so little knew why and ( waa' a tumbleJown concern, and the ragged
how much she loved him. floors were seiied with huge knot-bole.
Once when she had three puj, one of Among the compositors was one young fel
them died. For two diys and nighU she i.r ."Southerner.twbo chewed ball a paper
awafce jt. 5Be paid po attention to the liv-
ing tw0f thcm n0 m;ik, flong tbem I
awav with ixI tccth and WOold have killed '
tllCm lmJ they anowed to r-nmin with
riy on tne third day she was seen to
thc fieMs 'towards the Tweed, triding like a
pmDf;tj in holding np be,,
k,,,,1o t thV ,fMlnf il,, Imr.
pej ;t and fwam 6Wirtly ashore ; then she
tt001 anj watched the little dark lump float-
!y, bobbing up and down with the '
. and losinz it at last far down, she i
j. i. i. ii.s i,. i
UlilUU UC1 WV rOUfeO. WU . lut I
tw0( devoured tbem with her love, carried I
them one by one to tier lair, nnd gave herself J Srut traita is hia love of little children. Ilw
up wholly to nurt thm : you can fancy her devotion to his son Arthur, who died of chol
mental and bodily blpinss and relief when j cra ;n 1 W., was very touching and beautiful,
they were pulling away nnd tbcirs. jat there is material for a volume in the
On one occas on my brother had lent her 1 auarter-century of a history of the Tnhun, ;
to a woman who lived in a lonely house,
and whose husband was away for a time. She 1
was a capital watch. One day an Italian ,
with bis organ camo first begging, then de
manding money showing that he knew she
a capital watch,
... .. 1
was alone, and that he meant to help bim-
f,11 he?llnt. bhe threatened to
inc Q0WS ; , . . vrrc i mm
( 1 . I'? - 1 J i i! . - IV
ar oim. It was VCTV snort nurtt. .-tiv
u;m by the throat, filled him and his organ
down with a heavy crash, the organ giving a
naicrou6 fort of cry of musical join. Wasp
thinking this was from some creature within,
riu-hntret, left the ruffian, and set to
,.uoU n:t .... tlu, K-iv Its modp,
work tooth and nail on the box. Its master ,
slunk off, and with mingled fury and thank
fulness watched her disemboweling his only
means ofliving. The woman good-naturedly
took her off, and signed to the miscreant to
make himself and bis remains scarce. This
he did with a scowl ; and was found in thc
evening in tbe village, telling a series of lies j
to the watchmaker, and bribing him with a
shilling to mend his pipes.
rrom tho Brooklyn Monthly.
Jcivspapcr Life In ev York.
, , wn, t,rtr.
N that I found my J;
five years nzo, into a N ew t jrk newspapei
five years ago, into a New York newspaper
officie, in the capacity of assistant proot
reader, with tin
a week and the
the liberal salary 01 two uoiiaro
he privilege of " finding'" my-
I have a very liiely recollection or the
. .1 . ii .u .i. s : J r-.
Tiibune. the Herald, the Courier and En-
eniirlr, the Journal ol Vomtnerce, me Morn.
. Z. ., ,
inn ninress. the S,rn. the True Sun. the
.Wn,n Il.cf njl th rnmmrrrinl Advrr
User of tliat day. Thcre was no Jiiws ; and so it was. Dr. Lardner came with a
there was no World ; there was no host of I great reputation. Raymond was determined
little evening ropers no Mails, nor Com- I to gain a reputation for the Tribune for cn
monKealths, nor icj, nor Telegrams, and tcrpric and quick eight. He promised to
all the papers were bitterly personal nnd 1 mako full reports of the lectures delivered by
some of tbtm terribly heavy. Raymond had
' r", ,i,, ;t was raid to
, - ...'.. . t t .. er,- ,1
hnrd trorVp. nn the Eteninn Post at half-
ue an auuiiuumsi , xtrtaut no 4.,,o-.
- - y, , .
IClSfc SCCU "I tUO UlOltltlltl . -
.1 ... . - 1. L-J.l, O..-
young and rising wrucr acii imu ... .
pruce streets, thc site now the property 01
the Triiune ; and thcre were nasty little ja-
pcrs pubU'shcd in New 1rk and Albany,
under such titles as Sieitehes, Microseopcs and
I was particularly attracted to the Tribune
;nii,, rli..l,v. 1 fhnoietl Horace's odd
, f 5 Trt, fiteV
and he cave me mnny hearty tit ol laugU-
Oncc. when Jim', fewam came in
from tbe east end of Lone Island, with lm-
! portant election returns fmm Patehogue or
' Quogue or some other queer I.lacc, brought
i IW Kruvtfll Mirunn nt the rata Ol HltV-nTO
-j -i - - ? - , ,,,,,.
uttttotto ...t- -..0 .
I ir, ,i, ti..,. tr, ttn .Tntpw Wntin . alwavs swift-handed, liad a stenographic svs- 1
too ') the yell of joy which Greeley uttered elapsed before Greeley came to inquire about
mi"bt have been heard a quarter of a mile, his assistant, the loss of whose presence was
Asgocs Quogue, so goes the Union, and- the j beginning to tell upon the paper. Then a con
rcturos in question settled the fate or a dis- , venation occurred, something like this :
jr;ct Greeley : " W hen will you bo well enough
111 , rJ,- nn.l h-e nnt Tnt ' to COmO back?"
1 conquered that failing, though much milder
than formerly, owinc to the accumulation of
nn il,t ftilfni (hbi'ioh much milder
uiucreni expressions, and then seircs anu
I bave already told, in another place, one
etory of Greeley, but perhaps it will bear re-
pcating; , . .
An old composiror in me prmuug room oi
rr-zr.rnP cmtr frathered with the saints.
j . tvji.-. l0nir rathe red with the saints,
wbat the printers call a "blacksmith
.... n T.he was so feeble, wretched,
that is to saT,bc wa3 so feeble, wretched,
, t'"0.l tblt manuscript which
mess oi , wr " "-- . ,
. tried Job. BT anoiner cm u"i
I have irieu uuu. jji .
that p "of'the
i tbrT .!. the paper early
. iancd upstairs three
1 the next morning, uou j
..,.- li. tvminf homhlT meta
BURLINGTON, VT., FRIDAY MORNING, APRIL 9, 18G9.
steps at a time, shoved the paper under the
, r .1 . r i i r 1 . ! . 1 .
nose of the astonished foreman, and shouted :
" snow me tne man wno aid that:" ineun-
lucky culprit was standing near, and inno-
expression ot rago and despair m nis iacc.
and exclaiming : " Well, G d you I"
rushed back to the editorial room below. He
knew it was useless to swear at tho poor old
" Captain," for ho wouldn't have under
1 During one of thc most terrible snow
i storms that ever visited New York in Feb
ruary, 1845 the office of the TViSune was
burned down. The paper had " gone to
press" at half-past two in tho morning, and
the whole edition had been delivered to tho
carriers, when, at four o'clock a fire broke
out in the lower nart of thc building, and
two hours later there was only a heap of
rnins. At eight o'clock, looking on from thc
brink of the fiery chasm whence smoke and
steam still ascended 1 saw ureeicy iruugmg
through two or three feet of snow, closely
followed by his partner. Thomas McElrath
the latter a shrewd business man, to whom
Greeley lias repeatedly attributed the first pe
cuniary success of thc Tribune establishment
and I, standing by thc side of Greeley, put
to him this question :
" Well, Mr. Greeley, what are you going
to do? Will tho Tnlvnc be published
Greeley replied with that cuiious corruga
tion of the brow which always indicates any
perturbation In his mind, and in the odd falsetto-note
with which he gives ear-piercing
expression to any woe tliat may afflict him :
" 1 do o n't know !"
Just at this moment McElrath came up.
Greeley turned to him with a woe-begonc ex
pression, and said,
" Well, McElrath, this is a pretty clean
smash ! What shall we do ?"
McEliaih replied : " Get out tho paper to
morrow as usual !"
It was done. Though the partners did not
know but they erc ruined, though their
safe was still roasting in the ruins with all
their books in it, and though their capital
was exhausted, the indomitable energy of
McElrath caused the paper to appear at the
regular time next morning, and the ecnt
proved to be the best kind of an advertise
ment, fir it brought thc Tribune literally a
thousand compliments, and gave its managers
a lasting reputation for energy and enter
prise. Winchester's old building, No. 30 Ann
street, was hired ; a publication office was
fitt1 nn lor thc reception of advertisements ;
on the top floor, printers' cases were speedily
hUeo. With Clglll Or nine Uluert'lll kiijuo ui
type, picked up anywhere and everywhere ,
Greeley was stowed away in the corner of an
unfurnished loft directly under the printers.
nn,i i,is deok was a smooth board supported
nis eud" for an hour usually resulted in a
Xm-ara which, describing a parabola, fell
and fell plump, covering much territory.
in on uiiup uivnutii. .
floods hapiened to rush through a knot-hole
which was on a direct line with thc bald pate
of Horace in the room below. Imagine the
effect ! Greeley came stamping and swearing
. up-stairs, with tobacco juice streaming down
, his face, shaking his head between the oath",
1 and screaming : " By , nnd 1 iould
kill the mi irni dm
It is tCTh,ps unnecessary to remark that ,
ir Horace Greeley is sometimes eiven to
' ' . "ii: -
pTORine SWearillg. lltUlC II VUUU...U-
jj, j;ut he has tender st,and one of his
ad inasmuch as Mr. Greeley has made a vol
ume of it, it IB needless to say more nere
only, it may be remarked that Mr. Greeley's
Autobiography does not tell all that could 1
told, nor does it record any of the ineidents
to which I have made allusion. It is just
euch incident as tbew which go a long xnj
to illustrate the real cnaracior 01 me jaruci-
.... . 1 . I . .1
pant. Autobiograpnyis rareiy me ,rum.
Montaigne is an exception.
To pass to other papers :
Henry J. Baymond, now editor of the
Timet, has an interesting persona! history,
and a I am upon the subject of newspaper
,,. a ewty or two of his early life may be
.11 it . - T : T n. :
told. Horn in Lima, Livingston county, in
this State, forty-eight years ago, Raymond
came into an inheritance of poverty. But
his jarento found means to send him to Bcbool,
and when of proper age, the boy himself
found means to go through college at Burl
ington, Vermont and at the same time to
fall in loie with the estimable lady who is
now his wife. Determined to win his way
by literary labor, Raymond camo to New
ork about thirty years ago, made acquaint
ance with Horace Greeley and soon after
wards joined him in conducting the jYrir
Yorier. Becoming exceedingly useful to
(I'rcelcy, Raymond accomjiinied him in thc
Trioune venture in April, is-ji, and carried
1 j -
! was the period when Dr. Ihunysius Lardner
U...U utit.. ...... v ,t
, iat lecturer on science, ins lectures were
i rlp-lirerert in llmt pTtmordinarv old church in
I delivered in that extraoruinary oiu cnurcn in
1 V,...nMn Ul !, tt Tn Wn,, . " nru,
Iway called the " Tabernacle, long I ing 0g-pace ; can fee nothing but land and money back again. In concluding, all I have
pulled down, in which Jenny Lindde- 1 6t wih on)v now and thn a few waiter- j to say to my Eastern friends is, look well be
1 to ting because it was "an old tub .vln trMf io.ii.ie,, whe 1 fore von lean.
1irdncr, and Urceley aseemed. Jtaymona,
were published in two large octavo volumes
hv rn-itc nnd MeE rath, under thc t t o of
, -j j , - -
! " Lectures on Science and Art.
, It , t, ni,twhcn Dr.
It was on tho night when Dr. Lardner dc-
, ,, " V . , . r .1-
liLf.rrl tnn lntt lftolnrt, nf Milt
fell ill. Comingoutfrom tho beat-
church, he found a tempest raging, and 1
thc i ritmne otiice only alter a thor-
ougu orcncning. aming ior houis iu et
cioinc, nc unisnco ins rcporv a very long
i and excellent one and went to his home in
, the Email hours of tbe morning, to wake next
"ay in a violent fever. His room was on the i
' upper floor of a boarding-house on tho comer j
1 ot Vescy and Church streets; his means
were limited ; the attendance was poor; larc '
was scanty ; neither family nor friends were J
near him ; it was altogether an unpleasant
predicament. But Raymond pulled through, !
bravely. He liad sickened in thc Eervicc of 1
the Tribune; and, as has too often occurred ,
in Mr. Greeley's establishment, b ird service '
was inadequately rewarded. Some time
! Raymond: " I shall never go back to tbe
never m bact to the
salary cf 3M dollars
Tribune on thc itiful
Greeley inquired how much Raymond
wanted. " Twenty dollars a week !" said
Raymond. Greeley protested angrily that ho
couldn't think cf it . but he did, and paid
the money too. So Raymond went back to
the Tribune, and worked hard and well, un
til, twenty-five years ago, be went to the
Courier ana t.nqutier, and still later (looi;
, Mention of tho Times reminds me of some
incidents connected with that eheet.
A bitter jealousy was aroused when Mr.
! Raymond announced the limes, ITie paper
was 6uccessiui irom tne starr, dui me vigor
' of the onnosition it encountered seventeen
1 of the opposition it encountered seventeen
' years ago has not declined with the lapse of
time. It came in 1851. to fill a void which
had existed for several years in the newspa- '
per literature of New York. There was a j
want oi a cneap ana gooa iamny paper, ana
this want the Times met. It was free from
the socialistic heresies of the Tribune and the
foulness of the Herald; it was
than the Sun. and cheaper as well as better
. , frf,t, rr.ii .tr,,
v e e -"O ,
mrtntninh mt. onnH. rmniT
anluliar!" l-cuTiatothe SrculaSon df !
, the Tribune and the ifo-oand as a natural i
, consequence, Raymond became litUe
, , ,
villian" in the eyes of Grctley, and Bennett .
, . . .1 . . , . 1 : . . . . r ' i
instantly sprang to pick up this 6tray bit of
muu, and iiung it again ana again with
kihltuvwi ICWtUUJ uuMluibuuumuiM.
The Times began with six editors, two
Iirool-readers and eighteen compositors. .Mr.
taymond was tho chief; Alexander C. Wil
son (now in London) was the assistant edi
torial writer ; James W.Simonton (now Gen
eral Agent of the Associated Press) and A.
Maverick were the night editors : James B.
Swain was city editor ; 0. O. Norvell had
charge of the financial and commercial de
partment. Of these assistants, only Mr. Nor
vell now remains in the service of the Times.
Thc whole corps to-day numbers above a score
and fifty or sixty printers are required to put
in tvpo each day's copy of tho paper. In
815'J, William Henry Hulburt (now ol the
IVorW) and Charles F. Briggs ("Harry
Franco") and Dr. Frank Tuthill (a Long Is
land man, attached later to tho San Fran
cisco Bulletin, and now dead poor fellow')
nnd E. L. Godkin (now of the Ration) and
W. G. Scwcll (author of" The Ordeal of Freel
Labor in the West Indies," and now dead)
and De Cordova, the humorous lecturer, had
all been added to tho editorial staff by Bay
mond's invitation the older members re
maining, and it was in the summer of that
year, while Itayraond was observing the cam
paign in Italy, that the famous article con
cerning the " Elbows ol the Mincio" appear
ed in the columns of tho 7i The w hole
story of that amusing farrago of drunken non
sense has never yet been told ; but space lieje
is too limited so let it pass. The Timet
was a day's laughing stock, Imt Baymond was
not responsible for it ; and although Bennett
often quotes the celebrated " Elbows" in the
Herald, it is a singular and interesting fact
that the JVeic York World is chary ofEuch
The World, by the way, is a curiosity. It
is the youngest of the leading morning dail
ies, and it has ceased to ba religious. Its
chief editor was once an abolitionist, and he
ceased to believe in Garrison. Its brightest
writer onco denounced slavery in a biting pa
per in the Edinburgh Jierirw, and he has
ceased to write such articles. If antecedents
amoun to anything, the World ib-ett will cease
some day or turn over and become Badical.
But this is an episode.
I desire to say something aluut the stiff
necked James Watson Webb and his Courier
and Enquirer and of James Gordon Bennett
and his numerous horse-whippings and gi
gantic Hnald enterprises, and of the Hales
and llalliioks and Primes who kept thc Jour
nal of Commerce going and made money out
of it, and of thc iecuharities of the Evening
Post, and of the long procession of odd folk
who sprang up and had their day and died a
score of years ago. No history of tho Prs
ofNewiorkyet written lias done justice to,
thc memories of the men and women wIwnj
labors insured the early succesrea of the Dail-
les, and laid the foundations of their present
prosperity. Margaret Fuller was a help to
Greeley ; and Frederick Hudson to Bennett ,
and Baymond to the Courier and Emmrrr
and so w th a d aen more. Each or these has ;
a pleasant history, and in time the story will ,
It is interesting to remember what tbe
newspapers were, and useful to understand
tbem as they are. In 1844. newspaper life
was slow ; in 18G9 it is exceedingly fact ;
what ill it be twenty-five years hence? As the
telegraph was no part of the newspaper sys-
tem in IK43, nor the Atlantic Cable before
ifot, so tne lauoon impress and the uxy-
gen Light and the Electric Engine are no ;
part of it to-day. But who can tell what
shall be? j
What an Catrrn JIan ta)s of the It est,
a Learned from Obtrrialion.
A correspondent or the Hampshire
Gazette sav. " Thinking it might perhaps
be of some'interest to Tour readers to know
something of the climate, suil. and of the
ways of life of those who compose the great
er share of the inhabitants of the Western
States, the remarks that I may make will re
u ... .. !... t i. i . 1 r . 1 ,,k
nfu.t travein ,iiruugu the West
r. : .u. i rj . ....:.
" t .
tour of observation to satisfy myself of the
truthfulness of newspaper articles, pamphlets
and circulars with which Eastern men are
surfeited ; settin-; forth in glowii'-wlors the
unsurpassed richneu of the soil and mineral
resources, the salubrious and healthy climate
ol thc undeveloped West, and from what 1
have seen 1 am greatly disappointed. 1 was
induced by reading a pamphlet sent broad
cast over the East by those interested in sell
ing their lands donated by the Government
to the I Dion Pacific Railroad, to take a trip
, which any tbink from
pamphlet to be
j tbe garden of the world, when ,
, jn thcre u nui in tbe whole West so
poor a nlace for an Eastern man or any oth-
er to settle as in tbe Platte Valley." The
land as you leave Umaha, say tor about ,!0 parties, say Irom 2U to 100 families ; haie
miles, consists of high rolling prairie with a some one or two of tbe party go out and lo-
very good soil, but entirely destitute uf run- cute thc lands, and get as near timber and
ning water. Those who have attempted to living water as they can. In this way they
farm are under the necessity of digging wells make a little settlement, and are nearenough
from 90 to l."0 feet, and when they Strike to be neighbors, so as to help each other in
water it is when they reach the quicksand cases ot sickness. They can establish a school
strata below the blue clay, and then tbe , and gie their children some of the advan-
wclis soon become useless from the continual tages they leave in the East. They in
falling in of this sand, making thc water al- this way make an inducement for others to
most unfit for use, especially for culinary pnr- settle near them, and in a snort time they
pose. A pail full of water, by standing a have quite a town, and can live as man was
short time, becomes thick at tbe bottom with intended to live. From a thorough investi
sand. Those living on the high Mail west of ' gation of the matter, I am fully satisfied that
Omaha have to depend almost entirely upon this plan is the only practical one, and the
cistern water, which cannot be very certain only way in which families can enjoy life in
in a country where rain is scarcely known this country, and more, the only way in
for inoothi at a time. Going still further up which money can be made by farming. I
the valley I came to the Platto Valley prop- , have no interest whatever in western land, do
er, and crossing the Soop fork, in the vicin- not own an acre ; I came her for thc purpose
, ,ty t mis tritrataiy 01 tne I'latte river, 1
tberc ia eome Ter fair laDd fWa ym
jtnto that sandy country (this garden ot tne 1
West,) andcan ride upon tho cars for hun-
i , 'r r, :.i . .1.- :
1 f iIe8 wjthout comine to the iumt- I
cotton wood trees in same localities where
the fire which sweeps over those prairies
every fall has not reached, being prevented by
some slough 'or pond bole. The soil in this
valley is shallow, varying from 0 to 12 in
ches in depth, covering nothing but sand, to
tally unht lor corn or wheat, only lit Ior
(what they call wood.) $1j a cord ; coal.
a ton i woum auvii-e any wno nave
any idea of g'in West, not to place any re
liance upon ramphlctF, circulars, or what
any western man may tell them, for reasons
which 1 will make plain before I get through ;
but to make a personal investigation for
thcmpelvcf, and then not to le in too much
of a hurry about buying land. Xo ono
knows anything about the Weet until he has
lecn here, or gets his information from Borne
friend who has, uron whom he can rely, liav
ing no land to pcII.
There U tomo good land in Xebratka.- but
witli the price of building material, price of
f.ir.1 nml nvtn ri r1 II t nrI(V Tit r.imilr-
exenses, it i.- altogether too far west for tho J
pre;nt. . hen we epeaK oi going est, wo
get the idea that we are going into a land
(lowing with milk and honey, and for thc low
price ol $1 23 per acre, or Feemingly better
still, to get a homestead for nothing This
is played out. There Is not a homestead nor
any land that can be bought for 1 25, that
a western man who has lived here long
enough to "know the ropes," as the saying
here is, but that would consider any man
pane to avail himself of these terms. Gov
ernment lands anywhere within the pale of
, ciTuization have been gobbled up by specula-
, an, arc nQW hcfi at $G to
1 V?- mean Iand fi.fc f Cultiva-
tion. And here let mo fiay, that any East-
cra man who thinks tho Vi est is alia garden
is woefully mistaken. "
lowns to lowa.wtncn l consiuer one of
the best, and taking all things into consider-
atiOD, perhapa the btit, to emigrate to. j
aoout one quarter oi mis siate is composea
of low, wet land, called here swamp land. !
It consists of basins formed by high blufls or
1.1,., r c ? r : i
3 i'V u 4i
during the epnng and fall, the snow meltins
in spring and the rains in the fall, fill up so
as to make a pond-hole. This water re-
, by evaporation ; and it is seldom a section of
uiaius umu iuu ucai ui rumiucr umcj ituu
! land can Jkj found I mean a section of C40
acres out what there is more or less or this
i !f,nn'h land : pr.tirMv wnrthlpi- t'linlpca
i stouzh land : entlrelv worthlefis. iWpm
pablo of being drained,) but for muskrats,
! which are bo rlcntv as to make their mr
legion. 1 nave priced land m this state, and
I can find no land (raw prairie) which an
Eastern man'could buy lees than say from
$6 to $15. Lands within 10 miles of a
aroad, which are fit for cultivation, can be
rhin. Well. Ut m fpfi biitr this ia
' ' ......
ISO acres IT n?n
1 "tv"' "!' . 1'2?
I'reaklas up OS $1.
fencing, (ooly enclose It,) S 1.
Now he has got hia land broke up ready
i for his next year s crop : the first year ho
tbe hrst year ho
corn, potatoes and
i can raise nothing only sod corn
iUlUl CUUUgll U1S l-XUlliy
I Amount Ironzht forward
lie must nave at least one pair or nones EO 200
A wagoD, $123 1 iiloash, $25 ; 1 corn plaotcr,
Harness, $10 1 1 harrow,$29i raised, say $100 ISO
I leave oat a horso planter, which would cost ICO
" " sower ' "80
" sulky ploujh" " 70
which, if added, and which every farmer
ought to have and we make $4330 ; now add
tho expense of getting west, and the expense
of living the first year and a half at least,
and I ask any candid man if western land is
cheap, and how many men who could come
West even if they were inclined to do so. I
do not mean to over-estimate, but to give
facts, so that those who have thc Hfrn
J-'crer may know eome thing of what they
are doing before they leave a comfortable
home whero they are netting a good livinz ;
where their children have good schools, and
the family can enjoy some of the comforts of
, iti r 1 ii
euuiai me, ior a uume on mese western parr
ies ; to live away from society, perhaps no
school for their children, no church for re
ligious culture and worship, and none of those
comforts which go to make tho life of a
New England man pleasant and happy. 1
would by no means say or do anything to in
jure any section of our country, but this dis
torting facts to enable a horde of land sharks
to prey upen men who are entirely ignorant
of the country to which they are going, and
the amount ol' inconvenience, if not suffering
which all new comers (unlestjthey havo mon
ey to buy their land, and make improvements
to a considerable extent) must experience,
shoulJ be carefully investigated by all before
they come to this country to make it their
No Eastern man may expect to find in this
country fiiir, square straightforward dealing ;
it is diamond cut diamond all round all sell
ers here all are speculators in some kind of
property, from a section of land down to a
jack knife : no one not acquainted with west
ern men can form any idea of thc mania for
speculation. Every new comer, if they find
out he has any money is regarded as their
prey, and a lucky man is he if he escapes
without getting fleeced. There is no price
of anything here, or rather there are as many
prices as customers If a man has a pair of
horses for sale the price to one man may be
$300, and from these figures anywhere to
$1400, as tho seller judges from the looks of
his customer. Every man must buy here on
his own judgement ; it will not Jo to take
tbe word of anyone, that being against all
TiruMtp anil siHtjsn in thta hMtmn aBm,i,fi a
thing as integrity is unknown. If a man
l,ere. by low cunning and chicanery, can
cheat his neighbor, be considers himself
mmrt, and thinks himself competent for a
Hanker. Every man for himself and the
deul take the hindmost," is the motto west
f the Mis.4n.ippi river,
My object in writing is that those who may
pee it, maT know something of the disadvan-
i tagej which an Eastern man has to contend
with, and to caution him against all manner
of tricks that will be practiced ujonhim He
must make up his mind that lie is going into
a country where every man pockets his hon
esty and his conscience, ami is as much'on
the fur hi8 tJ are th0 blacklegs
n a western steamboat. In Iowa aro mil-
jona 0f Knt cf splendid prfa-ie land for
le, but most of it is held by simulators,
and 1W1J at higher prices, I contend, than
aDy man nn aflord to pay. No man can af-
tord to pay over Irom J to an acre for
wild prairie for farming purposes. If he
does, as far from market, say as the Desmoines
Tcr, my word for it be will never see his
money back again, never. I have made es
Umates on a farm of 320 acres, at $7 an acre
and the expenses of breaking, fencing, and
buildings upon the same, not exjiensive ones,
say. 2000, and the cost of fanning imple
ments which every farmer needs and must
have, with team, and it costs not less than
10,0(10, say nothing about tbe expense ol
living for his family the first year and a half
if he buys his land in the spring, or two
years if he buys it in the tall, for tbe fmt
year be can raise nothing ot any amount.'
My opinion of thc West is, that if a young
healthy man and wife, who have a few hun
died dollars, and who aro willing to forego
all thc comforts of life, and willing to launch
out into these western prairies from 20 to 30
miles trom every settlement, to be content to
draw his products from 10 to 20 miles and
rough it, he may in the course of 20 years, if
he should live o long, realize something up
on thc use uf his land ; but as for making
any money from the production thereof, more
than enough to get a living, and a poor one
at that, is simttly out of the nuestion . it
cannot be done, at least, it i not. Thr nn!?
true way to settle in the West is to do it by
ol buying a larrn to spend the rest of my
j iw the matter through
in all its details, am convinced mat no man
can pay the rrices asked for land near any
...iI 1 r, j. 1 1 . .
setUements. or railroads, and ever see his
. . . ' . .. ....
From th Toledo Blad.
Cos FED a IT X Hoalw,
(wich ia in the State ur Kentucky,
JUrcfa y, lb6U.
The LYoo Ilampsbeer eleckshun hez gone agin
us. I bed nopeU that the "sober second thought
ut the people u that State wood bring about a
chiDpe, but it didn't. Thit sober second
t bought won't do to depend onto. Thegmooine
dteiok rat hei no sober thought, nor no second
ore. Tbe sober man who thinks twice allm hez
a most unaccountable habit ut votin with the
To Connecticut now we turn our hopeful eyes.
In Connecticut there is still potency in our old
watchword, "Ameriky fur white men!' and
the troo Connecticut Dimocrat still shudders
when yoodemmd ut himsternly, "Da jouwiot
to marry a nigger "' Then its proximity to Xoo
York is a pint m our fior, fur its cheeper to
transport voters from that city, than to any
other State, except Noo Jersey. To yoose a
military phrase, wich I lerned when I wuz in
serris in the Loozeancr IMikins, Connecticut is
I near our base or supplies. It's too expensive to
, do it in PensylraDy, and wc fchel never try that
I State agin.
A. Johnson desired me to go to Connecticut to
assist Dixon, and I spent one day in that bizi
ness, Johnson loves Dixon, and is anxshus that he
shel be iu the Iloue when he gits back into the
Senlt. Then," sed he, ''there'll be two uv
us. I made my wjy to a rooral town in his
deestrict, and arranged fcr a meeting to address.
There was a goodly attendance, and I congratu
lated myself upon a pleasant and profitable sea
son. Strikin an attidood I commenced by remarkm
that the eyes uv the country wuz jist at this
time a rcstin onto the first deestrik uv Connecti
cut, and that the country spectid tbeelecksnn of
that noble patriot, James Dixon. 1 proposed 10
brcefly the recora or ine man ior wnom
ted their votes.
thi r.int tht rtirnprmfin tit the meetin TiulU
. ed my coat tale violently,
j Well ; sed I angrily, for I wuz a gettin on
j a most elokent sweat, and when I git to pcrspir-
I in oratoncally l aon i like 10 oe inietruptea,
4wat's the matter?
in my left ear. We dodge that !'
But before I could enter upon that," sed I,
slidin off uv that sunken rock. 44 1 shall say a
few words regardin the monstrous proposition to
i force nigger suffrage onto Connecticut,
! Again mTC0&t tale WQI pQneJ
j nerT0US whisper.
iJcn't menshun suffrage he vote! for it
, twice. We dodze that'
j " Do yoo desire." resoomed I, somewhat stag-
crercd. for niffier sucraire is mr best holt, ana
i whfn dnrivtxl nr it I m &t spa without chart
or compass. Do you desire the old narrer
idea nv tbe Bilk stockened hig "
For the Lord's sake, don't," wuz the next
whisper. 4Dixon wuz & whig. We dodge
"That is wich is" I struck out wildly
, "Ztfl?". fftZ? "cTJZTZZZt "
do you desire to have the heresies ut that Ixn-
proodent to abooze Sumner in a Dimocrat meet-
tin, ana wben 1 hev nothing else to say, l ail at
' do it with the happiest results. But there come
a mighty pull ana another whisper the minit the
' name wm mentioned,,
1 " Dcat eay nothia about Sumner Dixon cr-
ries a recommendatory paper from him in hia
pocket. We dodge that-'
Dazed and demoralized I commenced agen.
" My friends, you are askt by the Abliahn
candidate to Tote with a party only a few years
ago in their midnite lodges, wood her denied the
liberty-lovin emigrant the bal "
" Good Lord, nun," whispered this cussed
chairman, pullin my coat tail till the stitches,
yawned; "don't you kno that Dixon was a
KnowNolhin? We dodgethat,"
Not knowin precisely wat to do, and feelin
very much in the condishn uy a mn after a hard
rule s drinkrn, 1 made another dive :
Fellow-citizens, the question for us to con-
. - : i- I i i .
sider to-nite is, shel we be taxed to pay an nn-
conetooshenel debt, made by an un "
That wuz ez far ez I got. Agin that pull
agin that infernal whisper:
Don't say anything agin payin the debt.
Someof our Dimocrisy hold bonds. We dodge
" D n yoor Dimocrisy !" ejacilatid I, angrily.
" D na Dimocrisy wich holds bonds. They
must live in scckshuns where the Maine likker
law is enforced. Shel I argoo in favor uy payin
the bonds ?"
"No don't. A porshun cf our vote is agin
it. We dodge that"
Feeling that there wuz one pint onto wich I
cood talk safely, I commenced once more :
" The Kepublikin party, headed by that bloo
koted butcher, Grant" resoomed I, feeling that
that must be safe. Vain hope ! Skasely wuz the
words out uy my mouth, when that cussed pall
" Tech em litely. Dixon is sleepin with Re
publikins, and hez called upon Grant. We dodge
This wuz the last feather wich broke the cam
Wat is ther voo don't dodce T Wat but ro
to thunder and make the speech yoorself," ejack
ilated I, indignantly, stawkin off thc platform.
"I her wrencht myself feerfully at times, and
am ekal to almost any emergency, but without
preparashun, long and painful, I can't make a
speech in the interest uv a genius who hez be
longed to every party wich hez flourisht sense he
wuz a boy, and who is epoetin votes from all uv
em. I mite abooze Sumner in one place and
praise him in another, but I can't do both to
wunst That's a persimmon above me. I hev
made a speech in the afternoon in favor uv free
trade in Noo York, and the same evenin advo
cated a high perfective tariff in Pennsylrany,
but don't ask me to do such things in the same
hall to the same awjence 7 Faugh ! Its too much
fur even a Kentucky Dimocrat"
And I left in disgust He ought to beelected,
and without any of my help, for ef there's a
man in Connecticut who can't find suthin in his
record to soot him, he must be a singler bein.
1'ETBOLFUM V. aiSBT, 1'. Jt,
(Wich means Post Master.)
Thirty dollars were recently paid at the Boston
market fur a twenty-pound salmon.
Fire engine companies in New Orleans contest
publiely for prizes on Sunday.
A gossiping New York letter writer says that
. ilium tullen llryant is about to marry again.
Ten per cent of the population of the city of
Mexico have been in prison the past year.
The home of the late Mrs. Sicvmrner. thc noeU
ess, at Hartford, has been sold for a railroad
California piys a premium of one dollar to
any one who plants a shade tree by a roadside,
Just in time. A woman over one hundred 1
years old was recently converted at a revival j
meeting in lowa. .
A negro woman in Alabama had twins lately.
one of which was black and the other white. i
The Plymouth church are going to send Beech- '
er to Europe, and are raising $10,000 for that
Washiniton despatches assert that the harvest !
of the soldiers' bounty swindlers is at an end.
Sirs. Laura Guppy, the spiritualist lecturer.
has been divorced and re-married within a short
The miniature ship, " Red, White and Blue "
recently arrived at New York, as " passenger
en board a Liverpool steamer.
A Philadelphia reporter csrrectly predicted
the storm of Monday bj "the cereal barometer
in our left loot.
It is reported that Mrs. Stowe and her sister,
Cathcine Beecher, are to establish a school for
girls at Aiken, S. C.
A juvenile thief in New York, arrested Sir
stealing a briir-wood pipe, alleged in excuse
that he was "so hungry."
The Xew York Herald gives a long descrip
tion of "Our Eijuine Palaces," being some of
the more elegant stables in Xew York city.
It was stated lately in the House, that from
1850 to 1&68, inclusive, 76 men hod been killed
and 10 seriously injured by coming in contact
with bridges while upon railway.cars.
There is a bill before the Pennsylvania Legis
lature forbidding the employment of persons in
drug stores who are not graduates of some col
lege of pharmacy.
A man at Xew York, is learning to ride the
velocipede on the tight rope and proposes in that
way to cross Magira on his machine this sum
mer. A Rouen, France, literary society has found-
ed a prize for the best Historical essay on the
Cbevalier de U Salle, who discovered the mouths
of the Mississippi, and Canada.
A bill is now before the Xew York Legislature
making it an actionable offence to charge a wo
man with unchastity when the charge cannot be
It has been legally decided in Cincinnati that
it is impossible to steal an umbrella, and that
possession is in all cases evidence of ownership.
A Norwich doctor has been imploring Grant in
poetry to quit smoking. Grant replied ia prose
that the position of physician to the White House
was already filled.
A contemporary thinks it a remarkable fact
that each one of the four great through lines of
travel from the seabord to the interior is the
shortest route to the West.
The Houston Ttltffraph recently noticed a fel
low wearing a very large ring with a brilliant
setting; but he wore it in rather a queer place
for a ring around his eye.
Thomas Xast, the artist, makes from $'200 to
S300 a week br his cartoons and sketches for
Harper's Wtekly and other illustrated period.- j
f mum M;n r,ra nf iha slTmjf1i I
thither of more troops from England, in appre
hension of trouble with the United States.
An oyster was recently fished up at Stamford,
Conn., which contained 127 pearls; and one at
New Haven which hal 293, varyTug in size from
that of a buckshot to a mustard seed.
A Parisian duellist was hit the other day in one
of his left ribs. The bullet then made a circuit
of his body and was found in his right hand
A Xew Orleans burglar donned female appar
el on entering a house, and not only secured a
good" swag," but affectionate kisses from the
young lady of the house, who supposed the in
terloper to be her aunt from the country.
In the Pacific Railroad fight lately, Mr. Tracy
said that the Company had expended $S0,00O,
000, and that Mr. Fiald asserted that a riog had
realized lG.OOOa mile, which they had distribu
ted among themselves.
Children playing around a pond on Eighteenth
and Federal streets, Philadelaphta, last week,
found the bodies of seven prematurely born in
J. Mather Jones, of Utica, the publisher of
1". Drych, the Welsh newspaper, has secured
nearly 100,000 acres of land in Kansas, and
proposes to settle the tract with his compatriots.
The land is the choicest portion of the State.
The Xew England Agricultural Society has
determined to have a trial of mowing machines,
reapers, tedders, horse rakes, hay forks, and
other hay-making machines at Amherst in the
month of June next.
The marriage engagement between Sirs. Par
ker of Boston, and AL De Champs of the Chi
nese Embassy, has been broken off. De Champs
wanted sole control of his wife's property, and
Mrs. Parker objected.
The order of the Kniehts of Pythias have
offered $1,000 reward for the detection of tbe J
muruerer oi omitn, meir icuuw mcmuw,
GirardllalL The case is still involved in mys
tery. Fernando Po, where the Spaniards send all in
surrectionary Cubans that they can lay hands,
is an island volcano in the Bight of Biafra,
Western Africa. To live upon it is worse than
CoL Kurta's endorsement of the detectives of.
his force suggests an inqury like the following,
in one of Bulwer's works : A.bu Rafe answers
for this, bat who will answer for Abu Rafe?
Bulwer may have said it, but Gibbon did be
fore, and it is jost as well to credit to the proper
Miss Anna Dickinson lectured for the library
association of Lawrence, Kansas, on a recent
evening, and some of the seats, sold at auction,
brought $4 apiece, and the association netted
In consequence of the fears growing out of
tha lynching operations in Seymonr, Indiana, an
ordinance has been adopted which forb.ds any
person to stop there for more than two days
without some regular employment.
Rodney French, of Xew Bedford, Mass., who
wears a wig and dyes bis whiskers, recommends
the friends of the ProhlbUicn law in theLegisla-
I ture to sit there until they are gray belore ac
t ceptinz a substitute.
1 To visit Washington the surveyor general of
Idaho hd to irlk 00 miles to get round the
,H.W. f lhe Union Picifio rUrod.
through mow drifts some 1000 feet Ion;, and sl-wsysSOftttdeep.
Hr. Isaao Piersonof the Senior class at An-
rr r i i np?'7 ue '"'P" st "rat
...Uv. me spring vacation.
Rev. Levi Loring closes his labors at Saxton
luver on tne last or this month.
Mr. J. C. McCollum was ordained Pastor of the
Congregational Church of Cambridgeport on the
23d ult. Sermon by Her. Alfred Stevens, charge
T'. I I' - -1. Tl- 1 . I T II . .
iwi. a. t. vmik. rugui nanu nei. L.. lxrinir
Tl. - -L l e ... M o
ilm' since tim 16 have been added.
, f- M'Pnllnm ta !.l A 1 .
muiui ,u luruieu last spring aim mem-
Mr. M'Collom u their first settled pastor.
Key. S. W. Hanks, secretary of the Seaman's
Friend Society for New England, has removed
to Cambridge, Mass,
Rev L N. Tarbox, Secretary of the Ameri
can Education Society, has been appointed Lec
turer on Congregationalism at Andover Theo
The church in Lebanon, Conn., propose put
ting up a building for a pastor's library. Ex
Gov. Buckingham has given funds for the ob
The Park street church, Boston, at the sug
gestion of their pastor. Rev. W. II. U. Murray,
is about to establish a pa-tor's library, to cost
SI00O at the outset and to be kept up by a "null
Bishop BIsseII officiated in St. Stephen's
Church on Sunday, and two persons were con
firmed. Bishop Doane has tendered his resignation of
the office of rector of St. Peter's church, Al
bany, in consequence of his recent election as
Bishop of the Diocese of Albany.
Iter. Dr. Mulcahey, cf New Bedford, has been
nominated to the vacant professorship of syste
matic divinity for the General Theological Semi
nary in New York.
Tbe flooring of the church in Thomaston.Me.,
recently give way, precipitating 15U persons in
to the basement Two were seriously and many
The first service in St. John's Episcopal
church. Buff do, since the tire on the Fourth of
July last, was held on Sunday, the 14th ult.
Trinity Corporation of New York city, have
recently voted 53,000 for the improvement cf
the grounds upon which the church stands.
The diocese of Missouri has bought a commo
dious residence for their bishop in St Louis.
Certain Protestant Episcopalians in the diocese
of Illinois have published a protest against what
they asserted to be the Pananizing tendencies cf
Bishop Whitebouse and others of his schooL
Dr. GurSeld's church, in Brooklyn, (Episco
pal) opened a mission chapel in South Brooklyn
b years ago. It is now self-supporting, with
200 members, 4'j0 Sunday-school scholars. A
second mission, one year old, has 300 scholars,
preaching twice every Sunday, and 400 at the
prayer-meetings. Yet a third has developed in
to an independent church, with its rector. There
are evidently men ami heart in Christ church,
as well as money.
Iter. Dr. F. D. Huntington, in preaching his
farewell sermon, the 21st ult. rave a sketch of
his pastorate. During his administration in Em-
manuel church, Boston, he administered to 3SS
'n"nts TO 111 adults ; w persons have
received the rite of confirmation; 127 marriages
have been solemnized; and the burial service
has been read 192 times. The parish has ziven
r...V...l! - . ..
for charitable Durooses. since ita ormnintinn i
I Rev. S. W. Squire, of Franklin. Mass., has
been appointed agent of the Green Mountain
Institute at NorthfielL
, Rev. Jas. Eastwood, of Brattleboro, Vt, is
, supplying the pulpit of the Philadelphia churches.
Rev. Thomas Hill, D. D., late president of
uarvaru toiiege, has received a call from the
Unitarian Church at Waltbam, over which he
j was settled for many years.
I Dr. Bellows' church in New Y'ork city baa
j made arrangements to continue the free meetings
I in Looper Lnion.at an expense cf SlO.OuO.
They are under the charge of the right wing of
The Universalists will shortly establish a the-
ological school in connection with Tuft's Coll"e,
, mr Boston. Rer. Tbesaas J. Sawyer. D. D a
I rmdnate of Middlebarr n.l - r.r tl htut
men in the denomination, will be at the head of
1 the new department.
, iT. Dr. EH Ballon, sf Meotpeb'er. is the ld-
Les Universalist editor now Uiing, and his pater4
tne nrpotaory, a the oldest in the denomin-
Universaliem in St Lawrence county, X. Y.,
is reported as nourishing.
The Unitarian Conference of tbe Middle and
Southern States, wbieh was in sccaion this week,
in Washington, has adjourned sine die, after
electing tbe following named officers : President,
Rev. E. W. CUrke ; iee-Presideuts, II. Ware
and Sayles J. Bowen ; Secretary, Rev. Fielder
Israel; Treasurer, Rev. L. K. SewalL The
Conference will meet in Charleston, S. C-, next
Daniel Drew gave S 100,000 lately to build a
chapel for a Methodist mission Sefeool in Xew
The oldest bishop of tbe M. E. Church, south,
t is Bkhep Early, who, now in his 8Uh year,
preached acceptably before the late Baltinwre
The Methodists have organized a colored con
ference in Kentucky, at the request of the col
One dollar and fifteen and three-quarter cents
per member is tbe rate of giving to the missiona
ry cause by the Wesleyan Methodists of Canada.
The MethodUt churches of Cincinnati have
given fbr various objects, the last 15 years,
$738,000. Of this sum, 5350,000 were centen
ary offering?, S 252,1 jS were given for preach
ers' salaries, and $71,H" for general missions.
At the annual session of the Xew England
Conference, just closed, at Lowell, Mass., Rev.
A. F. Bailey, of this village, was transferred to
the Troy Conference. liev. U. II. Howard,
Brookfield, Slass; Rer. C. R. Harding, (I rot on
Junction; Rev C. W. Cuahing, Principal of La
Salle Seminary, at Auburndale; Rev. A. Car
rol has been transferred to the New Hampshire
Conference, and Rev. T. II. Mansfield, to Spring
Father Kavanagh, who was rtjectedat Au
burn, X. V., by the people, has been transient
ly reappointed to the church at Seneca Falls.
Archbishop McCIosky on Monday blessed two
large bells cast by Meneely Brothers for the
Uedemptorists church of Xew York. They are
to complete a set of splendid chimes fur tint
It is saiil that Chicago is to be made the centre
of a new Roman Catholic archbishopric. In that
case, IIL, Wis., Iowa, Minn., &c, will be set off
from the St Louis archiepiscopate, and put,
probably, under the charge of Bishop Duggan.
The following subjects have been selected for
consideration at the approaching Council of the
1 Vatican: 1. The temporal power. 2. Fasts and
1 abstinences. 3. Civil marriage. 4. Ecelesiasti
j calcclibicy. 5. Church and State On the matter
j of the temporal power it is the providential law,
' and not the divine liw, that is to be settled.
Of the $125,337 received during 1S88 by
the Society for the Protection of Destitute Ro
man Catholic children, $05,013, or more than
two-thirds, was received from the public treas
urythe city giving $90,138, and the State
.In tntlrnt Antfdolc
From the Vermont Gazette, then published at Ben
nington, August 30, 17'JO
"The late General Putnam, when he com
manded a corps of rangers in the war of 1755,
had a bitch of very extraordinary qualifications.
She was constantly by his side in all excursions.
She stood sentry when he Blept, and never de
serted him in action, or in danger. He esti
mated her beyond all price.
"For some of his services against the French
and Indians, the city of Albany presented the
genera (then major) with a gold laced hat, and
a gold laced suit of clothes. On the receipt of
the present, he dressed in the gorgeous apparel,
and paraded before the looking-glass, when, un
fortunately, his favorite bitch entered the room.
The bitch started smelt at his legs to know if it
was really her old master thus transformed.and,
upon being ascertained of the fact, stuck up the
hair upon her back, clapt her tail between her
legs, and, with a howl, run out of his sight.
She never returned, and never afterwards could
"The General, in telling the story, always
added, that he never wore the clothes a second
The foregoing is a true copy from the Ver
Attest SlMOX STETI3S.
A Ku-Klax catfish was caught at Xasbville
the other day. He wore a Seymour and Blair
badgain his stomach, along with a double-tlad-ed
knife, an iron door-key, a four ounce phial
and sundry other decorations.
The Sultan of Turkey has written to the pope
asking information concerning certain points of
the Catholic religion, and the inference is drawn
that he is going to turn Christian.
The Secretary of the Xavy has ordered Admi
ral Hoff, commanding the West India Squadron,
to make a thorough investigation of the capture
of the American brig Mary Lowell by the Span
ish authorities, and to communicate the facts to
the department immediately.
Three children, aged two, four, and six years,
respectively, were discovered in a vacant room
. . - i-i Til 1.. V Vm -
is a nouse in va-ii v, iu.( w uvv,
, U dJ fcre.,,iey laJ lut . "J V
their usMtoral fither. I,otnrticlor farm-
tore or nourishment
vu discernible In the
At the king's gate tho subtle noon
Wove flhny yellow nets of sun,
Caught in the drowsy snare too soon
The guards slept one by one.
Through the king's gate, unquestioned then,
A beggar went.aad laughed, "This brings
Me chance, at last, to see if men
Fare better, being kings."
Theking sat bowed beneath his crown,
"oppuig his face with listless hand ;
Watching the hour-glass sifting down
Too slow its aiming sand.
" S?0I'vmn' would'st thoujiave of mc'l"
The beggar turned, and, pitying "
Replied, hie one in dream, " Of thee
Nothing. I want the king."
Up rose the king, and from his head
Shook off the crown, and threw it by ;
O man, thou must have known," he said,
A greater king tnn I.
Through all the gates, unquestioned then.
Went king and beggar hand in hand,
Whispered the king, " Shall I know when
Before his throne I stand ?"
The beggir laughed. Free winds in haste
Were wiping from the king's bst brow
The crimson lines the crown had traced.
" This is Ais presence now."
At the king's gate, the crafty noon
Unwove its yellow nets of sun ;
Out of their sleep in terror soon
The guards waked one by one.
" Ho here ! IIo there ! Has no man seen
The king V The cry ran to and fro,
Beggar and king, they liughed, I ween.
The langh that free mea know.
On the king's gate the raoss grew gray ;
The king came not rhey called aim dead ;
And made his eldest son, one day.
Slave in his father's stexL
Atlantic Monthly for Aturj.
HOME AM) FOREIC.V GOSSIP.
Queen Victoria's salary is only 60,000 a
year. The rest is all for leather ami prunella.
Calico balls and parties have bee,tb meet
popular dissipation in Brooklyn fcbfeoabfo circlev
Hard Times" barties are heM in Wiscon
sin, liean soup, crackers and dried herrings
constitute the " refreshments.
Chinese jewelry ia the litest hobby with New
Vork fashionables, and ia having a great ran.
Brigham Young has fixed th legal lenctli of
Mormon ladies, dresses. They 'mar extend to
the top of their shoes.
In Paris the talk of the day hut new is the
excessive gambling going on at a weU-1 nows
cercle. A very well-known dipioaaarisC is shA
to have lost 6000.
Wa;on Box, Mike. Fatty, and S to catch were
the four lealing bellies at a late squaw hall, at
In Xew Vork last week a mitrimosial engage
ment in high life was broken in ocntequenoe of
the parties having a donate as ta tim stwukJ
pay for the wedding cards.
The beauty of Queen Victoria's Cimibr h de
veloping in Her Majesty's grandchildren. The
eldest son or the Prince oi ales btds lar to be
a rfect Adonis.
Kin Ludwiz of Bavaria dewsfts to cive his
Russian bride a pearl-nceklaee werth a hand re i
inousana norms, as a weeding present.
The princes sMetterniefa.Utti reeeat retention.
offered her guests cigars, and led off in the smo
Anthony Trollope says American women arc
clever and pretty, but exigeant aal hard. They
tear nothing neither you nor tbenarJres and
talk with as mush freedom as if ther were
Three hatchelors in an Iowa town T&ved a
novel game of cards, tbe ether day. The kw
was to marry during the year, or support the
other two batehelors fcr the follow ing year.
A 3 Ion to na editor, describing avaanglalr
from Xew York, says she is all sorts of a X vely
girl, sharp as a frosty raorning, fttU ef tricks
l-J a deer, and as happy as a whole flock of
A confectioner at Bristol, England, made a
monster prize cake, which contained two gold
wedding rings, one gold keeper ring, one gold
locket, one gold brooch, set with torquoise
stcnes, tfto silver thimbles and 54 pieces of
court ball at the Tuueries costs from sixty
to eighty thousand francs, and the sour enter
tainments given every winter at tbe palace of
i-nnee .uetterzuencoet, tocether, over two hun
dred thousand francs.
The women of the Turkish haresas have die-
carded velvet jiekets and trousers forttys,
shiney boots, long trains and ckrigaens. Their
dress in general is a caricature of the fibion
The cure for the Grecian bead has been d:s-
covered by a firmer in Monroe county. New
York, who had a daughter afiiicted by this ter
rible malady. He dipped her in cell water.
and iam her in Uie son ua pite strsighteredinto
I . . ,
I Gus'ave Dore occupies one or the most son
eieus and magnificent hotels in the Faubeag St.
Germain, Paris. The walls of the chief &Jeos
are hung with some of the painter's most ehars&
Airs. Julia Ward Howe, in a letter to Mr.
Henry James, inviting him to repeat his hot ore
on " Woman," says : " As the Chairman of
the Committee on art and Literature ol the Xew
EagUnd Woman's Club, I, am eonuBbsioDeil.'
The Poastmaster at Xew Ltxington, Perry
county, Ohio, is described as a druggist and den
tist ; keeps a grocery, dry good", boot, and
shoe store ; in a silversmith, jeweller, painter,
cabinet maker, and when times get a little dull,
gets out a patent for suae invention.
A novelty introduced at a recent ball in Pris
was a trail of dowers beginning in the hair 1
anl falling down to the bottom of the train, after
being caught in some fanciful and graceful war,
either round the bosom, on tbe waist, or in a
, The favorite' color of ex-Queen Isabella is H'ht
brown. She thinks that dresses of that co!..-r
are most suitable to her complexion, and ?h
has ordered all thc roams which she will oc
cupy in her new pUee to be bung with paper of
A life size wax figure ef a living Xew OrTetus
belle has been set up tn the Xew Orleans Muse
um. She is a member of tbe most fashionaHa
society, and is jattly distinguish 1 for her beasty
It was manufactured in Xew Yotk, from an aiu
brotype sent for the purpose The young laly
knew nothing of the liberty thus taken with her
The female population of Bernmdas, as at
many other maritime pUees, fur exceeds he
male, there being about four times as raaoy of
the former as of the latter. As a natural coi.
scqaence, young gentlemen are in almost com
ical favor and demand, ami ef a new arriTal the
first and universal question asked Is: " Is he
The SrouT or a Op. It is said that the Vice
President, Schuyler Colfax, was rede oerty
Senator Morton in this contest for Public Print
er. I am of the opinion, Itowever, that the
Christian statesman found it beneath tbe dignity
of his position to enter into tush squabble as this
over the printer. I am driven to this conclusion
by my knowledge of this eminent man. A frien 1
of mine, for example, called upen him to solicit
a letter for a gentleman of high literary standing
who had done more to insure tbe Vice President's
success than almost an; other man in the coun
try. "Skiler" heard the application, and then
replied in his blandest manner, that be had made
It a rule, since his election, not to interfere with
the President's patronage. He did not th nk it
becoming his position
Be the cause what it may, be sacrificed a faith
ful friend, and not only let the drove ran over,
but never went mar after, to express his regret
and svmpatby. ilrs. Defrees was so wounded
that she hunted up the telegram thanking Defrees
for thc beautiful compliment of naming a sen
Schuyler Colfax Defrees, and the letter that ac
companied the presentation of a silver mug, and
placing the telegram and letter in the mug, bun
dled them all off to the late friend and Christian
It is said that the Vice President has the mug,
telegram, and letter on his drawing-room table,
and invites visitors to shed tears with him in thi-
cap of sorrow, over-broken friendship and bad
treatment Jl'ashinyten corrttpomdtnet Cin
Elopement In Mfeh Life.
The English and Irish papers of recer.t dale
contain the following account of the elopement at
an Irish nobleman with the wife of a goternicent
official, by which it-would seera that the Marqu
of Waterford is guing good promise of tresd.ii"
in his notorious father's tracks :
A most extraordinary piece of teantUI in hijli
life has just come to light, namely, the elt peuitnt
of the wife of Captain Vuian with tho ilanjuj
ofWaterford. The gallant captaia is a lord uf
the treasury and member of Parliament fur
Truro. For some time past tho lady's name has
been mentioned in connection with the partner
of her night, and her disappearance was net
wholly unexpected. She left her home on lion
day morning, alleging that she Intended to pro
ceed to Brighton; but Captain Viiian subse
quently ascertainel that ahe.with the Marquis of
Waterford, had taken tick-ts for Paris. He fol
lowed them to the French capital and soon
found the object of his search at a well-known
hoteL Mrs. Vhrian heard of her husband's ar
riTal and attempted to commit snicide by swall
owing chloroform. The quaotity taken was not.
however, sufficient to cause more than partial
insensibility. Captain Yirian Is understood to
hare implored his wife to return for the sake ct
her children, of whom there are fbur. but that
she peremptorily refused, but pleaded to be al
lowed to retain her youngest child. This request
Captain YWiaa declined to comply withand
returned to London without having encountered
the Marquis ofWaterford. The litter has, it 'a
believed, caused a communication to be made to
Captain Vivian that when the Divorce Court
shall have dissolved the legal ties which now
prevent his marrying Mrs. Vivian, he will, as a
man of honor, sake her the only compensation
in his powir.
The remains of two Indians have been exhum
ed in d!gging a cellar in Lynn, Mass. They
were ia a sitting posture, and probably had been
sitting there for two or three hundred year?;