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, The Lucky Penny.
: A Fah-y Tala of Denmark.) bt job o. SAIE. At Paul aad Teter two vcung lads Ui e?rred a knlhtof hlE& derea Wrre talkta; vt their mi!tr' weU5, Anl wjbin? tbey wtre rich at ha. . ru.: Jonly the onnkeri sw A fairy la their presence stand o.kn uurnins1'' civilly elio said. And pitied a pnrre In Peter's haod Teis nttie puree," quotr she, "CvBtami A S3ii er Peany noUilnj mora vv hicb ever to your hand will j laid Silvr and rold in ample (tore but ifyoa take the Penny out, Recember from tliat fatal Lour .-u'll find it's bat a common purse. With cou;ht of money-breed lnj- potrar'" i ha turning to the other lad, M.e said ' Go, learn some useful trade i r so -remember my advice Y,ur fortune will be surely made k, wb'le the lada were ponJerinj; this, t.nh much ani:e 1 ell they inijjht--Ail cuddtn.j as the had come Ttiij Fair j Tin.hed out ofslht. ir Paul apprenticed to a smith. An honest, skilful workman pew t ut barely gained a competence, l f spite the bef t that he could do i h io Peter, with, Jus inajic purl e, T."fc up the huckster's thriity trade, i?d ouu ?o fa his wealth Increased- A f plndid fortune he had made ,.t length, aireary cf the toll of .fathering, he began to spand i alth in wasteful luxury ( t hiiricbee hadno end. , i bis w fe a careful dams vvb , planning for a rainyda), C. tthin crevice of a loj Wt turns of mousy hid away, i L fecret .f her golden board, bite ipt, for eara, with waunlul cars, v. i-u, i-f a sudden, falling ill, i a cman d.ei, without an Leir. fl ud t-vter, dazed with drink and (ilea Aud waxm- daily worwe and worse, red lii.tu'njf for the future. Whj ii,. tiu l.ut.i nisg.c pnrso. i- n- Hj-t while drinking deep. I' I- on u luckless jramlng bout, i.f I'i.e kii pure upon the boarl, Au t 'nutiuj a 1 the piece- out, . Luckv Pennv with the rest . A'-1 ihunh, next daj, he fain bad WaU . t " Pet in b,ck 'tww never I-dud - A jJ i h r- put-o wad roo l lor tioujtil . .1 1 . ,o I hw l'-tr !ell I . v, . wH tn atdiuanl.v pride, i '. - -r..'u - LVr fM and 'wrw li :!.' it, 1 i... br tie u.cd. ii .1 a ari.i Though working iiarj ti-- v. au 1 i"j idru to maliita'y, A- (itpp t K 'ltV WL Iodjt. Ny- v or beard tb? man ootnpUin , -t ( r 'lu ct.ititreu' sake," he satd, 1 f - 1 tad a trido more ," 1 a- 'j tie itr a F.at irn tbe Mreairj beside his ddr ftju.ckly drew Ih we,f Ut Und, 1 1 u4iu. "Tli .a luck indeed 1 l U - I 'us ..! uak w 11 fere to make T : tit 1 M. ck 1 ,rely neod " . 'A-u-nea n tbe oaken lo; lu ru wedfe he found Uukwl l .ut , an-llo there fell A -ii. wvr 'i z 1 1 upa tbe grouud i. w- f . tuie tho Mou&n hid. 't "f Ptt-M' weab t aave n t .1" j ! It u , -ba boTe U r .1 'i wnttJtbo erne. . wl, 'i tiirre vtara bid pauod. and noun i wliere the Ule was kuowu m J - i an1 i -ive arue t j claim, tly !iw the it. ni became his own .it. i.i "i tie knew h-'W kind and true . learn a trla; ,-1. lr whit 1 eay- 1 1 nreiy made i. i Ixiinir Milp. ; "lit u rnm; hour, ' c :Vel forth. "tinu hoirtH OU !.,.4Td. 1 ! ues wortb . . t . ihe 4 -ii ' L"pe-, l 1 m rr.u the !: A A A 1 HI) I J(JO' i u.r. aallary - w -4ev wmltfl i in ii i i ..- in utiiifr mt .-i . rtiterfalls. ' tin; to the sue t -a vol KTMB t- , aorWM ttMW-i. . tho lrd , ifeAttsb bard i ui red of jwe. Uout nx from Uio . in u: frtm "lture i u 'r from my. noweth When, 'atbnm deep, percL :.if dream so fair. . i -rer com la tell l- ' j. tin they died j io barahurealui - l Uoeath rite lid -b;, or bornd Sri. . t 4oc made, i 'iiad. ifawM blaipht-aiti i 1 1 iced mad prayed. flnediedoarb tncy la oureeaat .ii as do Then a'l I: uiuumed art lost Tim, to 9fc. El tiiAXia SWAUt. i a.- t r ieth: trwth hatii tauiui i t u tfUto that1 wort; rTealiUfe-, ii ir i il.-nd from want of thousrLt. Th .u from any want of fetl'i.. i n.i. " woald Cdsvty, Then' an .t we sbunld codv . , .k i vi 'e bat a wort to amy. 1 .icro a ttn,t in which to mm ; M-.'. u ' Muteous flwer duamy Ihoiih we tend it 'et s ma. - -.om-tfimr ?:ret on it plat a, vv i ob no human mid can tcaxv & mtu a ifrixu Ureast, L '-.tae oanker criefecntfea ,i i i.at. ( tu!ted, i more p pre i,j l;t m.to itlf 1 heaea ;'!, jun. a?..tbe tnn"u i act.o' .,n a chord aebtny, i t a. ?"rd. or meeat vtobs:, ?iu. iUe Luxrt sun&it U break. u. . it t. r o.'wjuadel pt.de, Urn a ;u t of bu xm blladM--i ' "ii -MiThf.i, r tented salde " (ti'ct voice of iLindueas. tub di, trutk hats Uori i truti) that. werth reveiNn; i-u 1 r. Li want of tbouptit i . 'i ji hu want fffeol r.. .,. f. . cJ tuimr.t'ie. i c i- c i ty n u !. rui"l ii ( ww srrwinirpa'j ' tin 1 ver ibo tale 'it.ikt:ns'.e.'bi I, . ri- t ueet llarrj "Jt-nfet. ,1U Ltifittturr or KK!n. w .ul 1'm.l t!i ".lit that the liiara ki--.a a-- -uthcient in bulk to ,o a m i i.'in hook" And vet it 'J 1,.,-pincoit A Co., of rhiiadel- ture in r.ilt-til and J. l-biti. hav a gool di pahliihtd the work, and there la rtaJiug in it Among other jfuud l:ui'.- if -.untamM h tbe loliOw ing toundciu, m Mr- J tnaipson story in the nfe ol t! . do. ac-i ul Marlborough, to the tlTect thi: t u- pr.md duko of Somerset mar ried ticp lliwcjndduehciw once tapped turn fam.!.ur, uu the houlder with her tan . lie turned around and. with an indig ii iu. 1 1-1. iti ' arr. , - .id " Mv first duch-,-siu-u F ! , and -he never took such a liberty 1 he p m i- -ntitled " The Hi itiiufl.L ! B rch, Iiu tnj i. i tUl MtMldird a uiiitl ol limpuu habit tl a wi' as rtui-j ra as a mule. And she wad plavful aaa raob.t. P-.r Kathai Hrc Wcomu a wile, Uerre her husband cimbt to make her tin; pink c cuotrv pollihed lite al.i ; it in 1 Viinal a a Quaker Oue d the ti.' r weal abroad. And tiuiple Kitty eadl mi&sod him , Wuen be returned, tmhiod he- lord She alviy '.. wfl fondly klsred h.m i be bar-band' archer nM, and red And white his lace alternau grew. ' Ls9 frejd ia, lui'atn ' Kateaixbed, atl tid. There h m !ittlc humor (and perhaps ...rae truth) in the following hit at tho ladies w hoa o-rulatoiy alutations to one another arp frequent Mea oi.ru tu kiss iiuuo tatjiiiieWes , And .cdr"a would kfsa m brother , Hut Wviiueo want to kia eo bad, Tb kl-1 and k f eachoter. Uut to this one of the lair acx repouJAl Miu dtj of d kutamoat themfio.ew. Aud it'iwtil that tbev ratxam 1 he b.tter dcofl would vex them to. They would never kiss ajmin. .iflomtiu;e6tupowr woman' lip la applied tbif aauwous IMiun We aaie t kiaa auiouc forelTe As a euunteTaetinj; potlen. We think few of our reader. especially thoe who have grown to man or woman i..Hi:il n. t-niov the following almost H4 well as the Uiu the ki-s at the djor,' which it vcr-iucs Vvten liorkay lave al u rht IS ente -the could do no roore -tiutly brourbt a eandle-l'lfht JU!l lO SHOW UB lO iiioui" 11 ow it was i iasut toll When I felt ber hand iu oine. Somethlnr said. " Wh uut a e.l Pret ber pretty 1 pa tu thine t hen 1 clatped one hand quite tibt. Tctherteld the uht, ou kno,- 1m that ellie, helpless quite. Felt sha c .uldn't eay mo No But she rave a titUa coremui. That did oe er tbe blbdeu , Ana too brie! the happy dream In went she, and out went 1. It is not likoly Nellie screamed the second time. Someone of the posts who has written of ki-sing probably bad tbe emotional or paroxysmal ki5s in his mind's eye when he wrote tho following, which tau-t concluda our extracts A ki?i oh. iiataa;.cPi: That wildly tbrl.lf tbe Lreut, A&d bKi It with emotion swell VtbeaUpto lip lapieaMd . . . Tia rrlendihip'a breath, aflectloti'i seal, And, though m transient bliss, Tbeprou'lest, coldeit heaTt must leei ILe rapture ol a tis. A kiss' ytf. t!! a deardeli'rbt. Whose memory ofttn cbeera. And sheds throuth cmuds a ladunce tiht. In Kenes ot aher j ears Wbene-.rrowsuVrUie hosom r&. Who hath not felt Wirt Spread swifjythrouch the iiw4Dg ai Kencatn a nuic kiia" Wuh all tho hue and cry about the ill hcalth of American women the statement is made by the president of a life in-uranee company that it u a fast that women, live longer in this country than many other. They are less robust and muscular than the women of other nations, but tbeir tena city of life is strong. A little girl in Iowa city, swallowed a tin whi-tle.one day last Treek. Her parents are dreadfully annoyed, becaue with every breath she tab m tho poor child wakens the baby .and whenever she has a coughing spell she w his tics all the dogs in the neighborhood into tbe booe. VOX... XLTX. NEW Mark Tiraln at Majara. Nug&ra FalU in one of the finest struc tures in tbe world. I Lave been visiting this favorite watering place, recently, for tbe first time, and was well pleased. A gentleman who was with ma said it was customary to ba disappointed in the Falls, but that subsequent TiMt3 were sure to set them all right He said it waa & uitbhim. He said that the first time ho went hack fares were bo much higher than the Falls that tho Falla appeared insignifi cant. Cat that is all regulated now. The hackmen bare been tamed, number ed, and placarded and blackguarded, anil brought into subjection to the law. and doea with moral principle till they are meek a iniionarics. They are divided into two clans now, the KeculAr itnd the Privateer-, and employ their iJlo time in warning the people agaic-it each other. Tbe Kejrular, are under tbe hotel banner, and ths Privateer prowl darkly on neutral ground Kti.l nirk off.trajrzIers at balt'nried. liut there ura no more outrages and ex- tortion. That sort of thioir cured itself. I It maie the KaIN popular by getting into the newspaper, and whenever a nunlic evil achieve that sort of success t.ir irsclf it dtys are numbered. It became upparent that either tho Talis had to be dicoutinucd, or tbe hackmen bad to ub-ido I'iiei could uut dam tbi Fall-, j they did ibe hackiuen. One cau bd c un lortable and liappy there now. 1 drank up most of the Auuricau Fall before I learned that the waters wero not considered medicinal. Why are people Islt in ignorance tbi way " I might have gone un and ruined a fine property merely fjr the want utn little inlormation And et the sources of information are not iue4ufreat Niagara rails. Vuuare some times in doubt whit you ought to do, but ou are seldom in doubt concerning what uu u.ut uo. If an infant can read, that infant it measurably safe in Niagara. ll'tiuroomat the hotel you ui!l fiud vonr course marked out in the mot conv1 niert w.tv, by meant of placard-i on tho all like thtM "Full the bell rope gently, but d.tn't jerk " "Holt our door." "l).u't -crape matches on the nal?t nr luruiturt ." "Turn uffyour o. wheu ou retifd " " V',r up .jur dug " '"It ou pjt v.ir (uut- outside tbe door. i,ty will be blacked, but tbe boafe will n t bo rrp'in-tbl( lor their rotnrn." Thw is a cont j-m and tangleom jiro poMtioti, becaiiM- k muvn.von to deliberate long and paiiilullv a- to tbether it will realiv be w.ny of i;t to ou to have jour Uot" blaeteU unless they are retnrned. "ijiv iour key to theomtnbui driier if uu torget and tarry u off." Outside tho hotel, wherever you wonder, uu are intelligently cssiated by the sins. i ou cad not come to grief ss long as you are m our right mind, with so many inftruc tmns to keep track ot For inatuuee Keep off the grans." I'imt climb the trees ' "Hand off the vegetables "Hon't hiieh oor horo to the fehruh bry." "Viit the 4'ai.e oi the Winds " 'Hate vour portrait taken in our ir 1 nage. ! ''Fortvpcr .ent iu tfoli levied ou alt pea t out-and other Indian curiosities purchased in Canada.1' . 'Fuotograph of the falls taken here " Visitors will please notify the saperin t tiudent of any neglect on tho partcf cm , plnye- to c'iar,jc tor commodities. " (No t Attention of tin kind i.- observed x "Don't throw -onos down , thexu miht i be people below "The proprietors wit! not Im refnost-ible j for parties who iump over tna Falls." (Mure i Vnrking responsibility it appears to be I the prevailing thing here.) j 1 always had a hih regard for the signers j ul the Declaration of Independence, bat now they did nut really eem to amount to much aloo' with the signers .f Niagara FilN To il the tr ath tli. uialtttade ot aiens I aouoed me It was because i noticed at 1 lit they were prohibiting the vety thin I was ju-i wanttiifr to dn. I desired to roil ou the gras , the ign pro hi hi ted it. I longed to smoke, a sign i prohibited it And i was just in the act ot throw ing a static over to nitoniih and pul- ieruj fuvli parties as might be picnicking j below, when a -icn I have jut mentioned i forlde that. Even that satisfaction was denied me, hd-1 I wa a friendless orphan, i Ihc-ro tfn no resource now but to seek consolation Irani the flowing bowl. I drew my ll-,-k fr.iu my pocket, but it was i all in ain A mu confronted me, whicn -aid 'Nodrnking tilow.cu on these premises ' ' On that pport I might have perished of thirst but lor the Having word-. o( an honor :d maxim that flitted through my memory ! at that moment "AH Mgns tail in dry i times " Common law takes precedent of I the statute . I ws scared- The noble red man bad alwts l-en a darling of mine. I loved to read about him in tale and legends and romance I love to read about hi? inspired sagacity, and of his love of the wild, free life of mountains nd forest, and his grand truth fulness ; his hatred ol treachery, ana his general nobility of character, and hisatate ly metaphorical speech, and his chivalric love (or tbe dusky maiden, and the pic turesque pomp of bis dress And accoutre ments When 1 found the thups at NtaKara Fall full of damtv bead-nurk and stunning moo ca-itis, and equally stunning toy figures representing hum in Wings who carried their weapons in holes bored in their arms and bodies shaped like ra pie. 1 was filled with emotion I knew now that 1 was go ing to com face to face with the noble red man. A lady clerk in tbv shop told me, indeed, that all ber grand array were made by the lndiaus, "and there were plenty about tba FalN, and that they were friendly, and that it would not be dangrous tu pcaik to them 1 cauij upon a camp ot them gathered iu the shade ol a great tree, making moccasins, and addressed them in tbe following lan guage of friendship . "Noble Red-men, Urave Grand Sachem, War Chiefs, Sqoaws. and High-yon-Nuck-a-Muck The pUce-face from the land of the sotting sun greets you You. Benefi cent Polecat, you, Devourcr of Mountains, ou, Koaring Thnndcrgust tho pale-face lrj-nbeyoml the great waters grcoti you an. j "War and estilence have thinned your ranks and destroyed your once proud nation. Poker and evcn-up and a vain modern cx- j pen-eofs5ap (unknown to your glorious i ancestors) have depleted your purses. Ap propriating in simplicity the property of others has gotten you into trouble. Mis representing the facts of your sinless inno cence has damaged your reputation with tbe soulless u-urpcr Trading with forty rod whiskey, to enable, you to get drunk and tomahawk your families. haspUycdthe everlasting mi-chief with the picturc-que pomp of jour dres, and here ou are in tbo broad light ot tho nimtecntli toutury, gotten up likn the ragtag and bobtail of the purlieus of New York ' For shame ' For shame 1 Kemember your ancestors ' Ks call their mighty deeds 1 KemeniUr Cn ea; ' and iCed Jacket and Hold-in-tbe-day ' and Horace Greeley Fmulato their achieve ments 1 Unfurl yourselves under my banner, noble Mvages, illustrious gutter snipes" t)on wid him ' "Scalp tho blaegard "Hang him ' "Drown him ' It was the quickest Operation th.it I ever aaw. 1 simply saw a sudden dish iu tho air of clubs brickbats, fits, bead ba-kcts, and moccaiions a single flub, and they all appeared to hit me at onco and no two of tbem in tho same place. In the next instant the entire- tribo wi upon me. They tore all the clothes oil of mo , they broke all my arms nod legs , they gave mo a thump that dented the top of my head till it would hold coffee like a saucer , and then to crown this di-graceful pro ceedings and add insult to injury they threw me over the llorsoshoe talis and I got wet. About timet', -niuo or a hundred feet from tbe top the remains of my vest caught on a projecting rock, and 1 was almost drowned before 1 could get loose 1 fioally fell and brought up in a world of foam at the foot ot the Falls, whose celled and bubby masses towered up several inches above ray brad. Of course 1 got luto tbe eddy. I mailed round and round it forty-four tunes, chas ing a chip and gaming on it each round trip a half mile -rcacning the ?ame bu-di ou the bank forty-four times , and just exactly missing it uy a uan o uiwum ctsj At length a' man walked down and sat cloe to that bush Lnd put n pipe in his mouth and lit a match and followed me with one eye and kept the other on tbe match while he frheltered it in his bands from the wind Presently a puff of wind blew it out. The next time I swept around him he said -"Got a match ?' Yes in my other vest. Help me out please.1 "Not for Joa " When 1 came aroand aftin 1 said iv.ntUcMmrfii. I mnpr tinent cuM- osltv of a drowning man, bat will you ex- niain th ssineular conduct ot Tours t With pleasure. I am tho coroner. SERIES. VOL. XXII. Don't hurry on my account. lean watt for you. 1 wish 1 had a match.' Take my place and Til go and get you one." 1 said. He declined. This lack ot confidence on his pare created a coolness between us, and from that timo forward I avoided him. It was my idea in caso anything happen ed to mo so to time the occurrence as to throw my custom into the hands of the op position coroner over on the American sido. At last a policeman camo along and ar rested mo ior disturbing the peaco by yell injr for help The judge fin a J me. but I had the advan tage ot him. My money was with my pan taloon which were with tho Indians. Thus I escaped. I am now lying in u very critical condition. At lcat I am lying any way critical or not I am hurt all over, but 1 cannot tell the extent yet, because the doctor U not done taking the inventory. He will make out my manifest thU oVf-n- mg. However, thus tar, he thinks only six ufmy wound- arc fital others. 1 Jon t mtml tho Upon retain in; wv right laind. I -aid "It is an awfully savage tribe of Indians that do the bend-work and moccasins lor Niagara Falls, doctor Where arc tl.cy ironi?" 1 shall not bo a bio to GuUh iw icuiiks about Niagara Falls until 1 get better IKoiaaurevrtheSi-a. X PLUCKY AM PRETTY LI TILE WOUAS EIiiUT ECX PVYS IN SVHLL DOtf AV1ID TEVJPksT, UVi ANli ROC k Y I51ES. San Franclsoo Chronicle. On tbe Meamer Mikado, which arrived in this port on Saturday la-t, came Captain (Jrovt-. bw wife and two children onea lialf wltfi have bad a mo-t remarkable i-cajie irom the never-satisfied jaws of old ocan. All that htimm Ix-ing coald -ulfers, ot.dure and live, fell to their unfortunate lot. Tle captain and bis wite are Loth com paratively young, and look sufficiently care worn tn have liorne the bunlen of many more years than have vet rolled over their heads. Tbe lady is entail, delicately formed, plucky, or courjgeocs, and full of animation vthtn detailing the thrilling adventures through which heand her hudiand have pas-cd On April 11, they left Antwerp for Callao in the hip Albeit" (iallatin They had a pro?erous voyagp for three mouths. Uut AugiiHt ti, oll'Ci-e Horn, Go degrees M'uth, and 7'.' degrees we-t, a heavy -ca struck the hip and carried away the rudder about 10 p. m. Then forlourteen days every effort was made to replace it, but the weath er continued severe and the roxigh waves toved the rudderless ship to and fro like a cork. And all this time, a the heavy -eas rolled over the vessel, every vul on loard was continually drenched , so that not one of them wore u dry garment for two weeks. At length, August 15, the overwashed hip was found to Ik; within two miles of the lldefonso inlands , and drifting on the rocks. Immediately all on board the unmanageable ve-sel were compelled hastily toahandon her, which they did in two life-boats at about a. m. The captain, his wife, two children and five -camen took one boat and the re mainder of the crew the other, and the lat ter have not been heard from since. After all ivere in the small boat the captain's brave little wife rushed on to the ship and snatch ed the chronometer and charts and brought them away palely. The life boat oon fill ed with water and was well nigh wamped beside the ship. The boat got away with sixty pounds of bread, but this was raturated with salt water v.hen she filled. They brought away no fresh water, and for two days were without a drop while driven about by the boisterous waves and seeking a land ing place. August 17th they got on shore on Hermit island, but the six days they re mained there it thundered and lightened and snowed, and was so cold that they were little better off than on the ocean. The rocky M was barren, uninhabited and desolate August "Zlh they left this island, hoping to make Staten Land, some hundred of miles dt-tant, but near the trait.s of i,cnnlre, through which vessels often paw They were out but a single dny, however, when the a became too heavy for tbcm to proceed and drove them back into Scourfield bay, on llerschel island, itut the m was so rouzh they could not land, and had to stay in tbe boat all night Kverytbing wa wet and they had to hail constantly to keep the boat from going down with them That night was very cold, and the canvas over their heads froze stiff. They could not lie down nor sleep, and had tu sit in a stooping poition, which Mrs. tJroves did with her babe ou her lap, while the snow on the awning pre.-scd it down so low and hard upon tier head tlrat her attitude was any thing but comfortable. Next day they navigated around this iland and landed on Wollaston Island. While on these black, j barren and rcky islands they olten found it difJicult tn get a fire, and suffered intoler ably from the cold Here they found a lit tle wild celery, which they mixed with their salt sca-oaked hread and some pre-erved meats which they had served tn -mall quantities The daily allowance of each one was but a couple of ounces of this coarse tare, which was warmed altogether, and each one took a spoonful There were nine souls of them in all. Tbey remained in this dis-trewing condition until the following Tuesday, when they again started for Staten land, with a light wind from the south west. At midnight they were Iiecamed an hour or two, alter which the wind freshened from the northward. Next day it blew a gale from tho north-northwest, and in tbe evening the teuiiHt became so fierce they were obliged to make a raft of their oars and lash the boat to Uiem and let ber drag, while they were kept constantly Irtiling. They again lost all the fresh water on board, the boat filled and destroyed all their pro visions and Mrs Groves looked up to ber husband and said, sadly, I gues we are gone th'.s time " That night they drifted back about forty miles from the land they wore approaching. Next day was more moderate. Some of the men fell asleep on their oar and lot three ol tbem. Hut in tLc heavy seas, whenever a wave came, they were obliged to pull for life. After a week ol such voyaging, the cantain's wife one day saw a ship. Ihcy polled for her, but were not ob-erved. The day following, about .1 p. tn., they saw an island about twenty-five miles oil At p in. they sighted n ves sel and made for ber. She proved to be the -hip Syren, from Hilton to Honolulu The ship-w recked wanderers had now leen nfloat or on frozen Wands for eighteen day, in all of which time tbey bad never bad n change of garments, having lost everything when tbey abandoned the ship. When they were taken on board the men were almost blind. All were nearly starved, and one sailor was out of his mind. They had to be raised on board the ship, and not one of them could stand or walk, their knees being almo-t stiff and their strength being nearly exhausted. Yet during all those eighteen days of dread ful uUe-ing Mr. Groves had managed to nore her bate and preserve both its lite and her own Cept. Newell, of the Syren, was extremely kind to the sufferers nni tbey ?ay word- can neither portray his goodness nor expre- their gratitude When they reach ed Houoi'ilu, some of the zooJ people there cared foi tbe sufierers, and the Mikado brought them to our city. The capta.u and his wife appear to be very nice people, and it would -ecm as if some ol our worthy citi zens cojld not bestow a wiser charity than to aid these helpless ones m this, their time ot need A CoLnrsuiP M. II. Ii., in a Now York letter to the t. Lmis RrpiJthcant say . The Detroit Free Ptess describes a Texin courtsbij . but it is not half as funny as one that is carried on twice weok in a friend's kitchen. Her cook is a Gcrm-tu named Louisa, and she has for a boau a mid-dlc-agcd Yankee of small prcttnsious to in tellect. Onerrcport of ouo conversation is a vur batini account of tbo whole Courtsbip Smith knocks and enters Louisa says gruffly "Veil, Smitt, haw you goW "Putty well, Louisa, drawls Smith Then silooca forfiveraioatcs, when Lozisa says "Vot tas the vedder oudside ?" "Pretty fair, Louisa.' Another intermission "Didou bring your raijr mit you, Smitt ?" "Yes. Louisa " Then hs proceeds to cut bis fair inamor ata's corns a solemn -iIenc-3 brooding above the pair Abaat 9 Smith ventures to reruaik "I sVus 1 uiuit bo gotug, Louisa And LouUa replies "Ve'L likely as not it vould bo better " And the door closes and the courting is over, rhrfbas been going on lor four years without a single accident Twice a week this mingliDg of soul and sentiment, this cutting of corns and exebango of afffC-ti.-in tt nlftco. Probably this winter ! the marriage will eventuate, and Lousia 1 will net some one else for a corn-doctor since it's against alf nature that a husband snouia ne, ior a uiuuieufc xm uiasriajfc what he was as a lover. Pacific Fsrmloff. THE C8EAT BUSINESS OF SDEEP KEI CALIFORNIA. Frcm the Country Gentleman, One of the most profitable branches of l 1 .1 J ! l n-nnAvTill uusoauury tarrieu uu iu utia n uuun State h the keeping of sheep. They are kept upon farms where cultivated crops are produced, and upon ranches and Govern ment lands, whero it is the only industry Sheep raising is produced here under differ ent conditions from those ol the East. Tho barns, sheep sheds, rac and fodder, that with us are indispensa .a and so costly, are here entirely useless. Tho climate ii so mild that .sheen thrive without any shelter the year round. They find enough to eat in the pastures even in winter, and con tinue to grow and make wool throughout tho year. It is estimated that a sheep born and bred here is at two years old as heavy as one at three years born and bred in the Atlantic States. The ewes are much more prolific. The increas) of a well managed rlock of sheep is seldom less than 90 per cent., or more than 110 percent Tbe two-year-old ewes will ha. 10 per cent, of twin.; the three-year olds, 30 per cent, and the four-year-old, 3-j per cent ; and tho percentage remains the same until they bre ten years old There is very littlo dis casu among them. The scab exi-ts tu some extent, but in u mild lorni, and yield- readily to remedies. It is the general lnjpre.s-tj ju here among shecpbreeders that more wool can be pro duced from a given number of sheep than in any other State. So little attention is required that cue xhepherd will take caro of a thou-and sheep At night the sheep aro driven into corrals, to protect them trom coyotes and other wild beasts, and to prevent any Irom string from the thek. Shepherd dogs have been in troduced from Australia on boiue ot the ranches, and those are ho well trained that when they hear the word "corral from tho shepherd, they start at once for the flock and drive them up. They alo under stand the devices ol wolves and w lid beats. and when they sec them coming, the hccp ruo huddled tn a Oia- with their tails out. If any sheep laces outward his knees are bitten until he turns his head inward. They understand that the vulnerable point is tbe throat of a -hi-ep, and that a bite in the rump i comparatively harmless 1 Much of tho laud on which sheep are pastured is (overnmeut land, and cots nothing to the shepherd. The average value . ot which is owned is not over $a an acre. J No hay or grain is to lus cut irom tbem I Tho principal labor is that ol corraling and shearing. Most of the owes have Iambs be fore tbey are a )car old, and tbe increase is i one hundred percent, annually. Tho avcr- age cot of keeping is variou-ly estimated t at from ZtT to CO cents per head annually, j ciclu-ive of the inlero-t upou the cost ot tbe land Tho wool of a good sheep will I pav twice the cot of keeping, and tbe Iamb and wool ol a lino iiioou ewe are worth eight or ten times tfi.J co-t of keeping. It was nut until lSi3t some years alter the conquest, that an attempt was made to breed shrep as an exclusive business Tho piuceur was a poor mn who had nine hun dred ewe", and this was all ho capital In ten years he had ten thousand sheep, six teen thousand acres of land, and other pro perty, worth $100,000, and his wealth has greitly increased -ince. The business of wool growing ha- advanced steadily, and probably paid a larger per cent, of profit than any other large branch of agriculture in the StKle 1 bo incrca.-e in the produc tion was for several years about per cent In Hoi tbe ield was 300.000 pounds in ltTO, 3200,000 pounds ; in 15T0, lt, 700,000 pounds ; and m 172, 23,000.000 pound-. In ls74 the number of sheep re ported" in tbe Mate was 4.63,200, and tbeir value liy The wool crop wa probibiv not u-s- thin 000,000 pounds. Ohio alone eiuc-i Calilornia in the value f its .heep California takes the lead of all tbe States in no rubers and in the quanti ty of wool produced. This is a very good show ing for so young a State The largest tl jcks of -hcep are keep in the southern part ot the State, at tbe upper end of ban Joaquin Valley. The Tejon estate conit of --00.000 acres, and about J U'0.000 sheep are kept on it- They are i pastured in bands of irom 1,300 to -,000 J sbeep.one shepherd taking careof this nnm I ber One rides eighty miles alono tho road j runuing through this estate. The sheep are I widely scattered, but each band has its own feediDg district, and is brought to corral I at niht 'Ihisenelosuro is near water .and tbe sheep drink in the morning and havo i no water again until nii:ht Ibe shepherd sleeps near by m a but, or if in tbe more exposed mountainous parts, upon a "lapes tra" or platform twelve leet high, support ed by pole1. The is to protect him from the grizzly bears, which, though able to cumb treen with rough bark, cannot get up "mootb pole Tbev are said not to trouble -beep in the corral, but they have a weak oess t,r humau flesh, and otten di-turb the shepherds on tbe platform, though as they are always armed, the bears generally get "ore thnti tbev bargain for in their search for dainty diet. He-ides these blasts which ! trouble the flocks, tbo shepherds have con- . tend with the California lion or puma, tbe ' wildcat, fox.and co)ote Foxes, coyotes, and wolves are kept under by trchinnd sprinkled upon meat, and the other leasts aro bunttd with firearm-. aruus nationalities -uppl j-hephe rds, of whom tbe Scotch and the Cbiuee have tbe preference The -bepherds receive their rations once a week and do their own cook inir 1 be ration nutters send uut tbeir Fup-pile- irom the .-tations on donkeys und ni tib-. and count all tho sheep once a week:. 1 he shepherd is allowed a certain number ot r-bctp tu keep him in fresh meat, and for tha-e he niu-t give an account and keep the -kins, which havo a nurket value. Tho major-domo is over the ration masters, and directs them ut the distribution of rations, and lias the general supervision of the pas turage and ol the flocks, (ieti. iteal, who owns the Tfjon estate, has a large number of lndKn in bis employ and under hi? in fluence who have been encouraged to roako homes aud cultivate lands themselves, Tbey are said to be in much better condi tion than Indians upon the reservation supported by the Government In the northern pari of the great valley -beep rti-ing is conducted on a smaller and more careful -Wphj Land is more valua ble, und the -beep are of better grade. It is louud tint it H better economy to produce fine wool, worth two prices, even if the idoek cos: morn and the care is more ex-pun-ive The loelhod of ieep raising here is more like in the older States, only it is on a larg er scale The ranches are often fenced in. the Sai-raiutiito Valley, arc divided on into large pa-tures or from one to four thousand acres each. Of cour-s?, where sheep are kept under fence fowcr shepherds are need ed, and often there is no need of corraling. If sheep can bo safely kept, they do much better to follow their own in-tincts in oek iuc foo l and water than to be guided by man. When tho weather is hot tbey will feed at night or in tho early morning, and in some shady retreat will -pend the midday hours chewing the cud. i Sheep will deteriorate here as tbey do in other States unless tho stock is reintorced with better blood Tbe best farmers feel this necessity, and are importing the bc-t rams they cm get from Australia and tbe a-t They are well paid for their enter prise, not only in the hiph pricos they get tor the lambs out of tho imported animals, but in the incread fineness of tho wool, tbo laraer ield, and tho higher price. Tbe wool ism louircr Jumped and said under tho general nime of Calilornia wool.butis care luliv irtadcd by competent men. and sold according to its value Great pains are taken to keep it -ban. and to produce a first-rate articl Soma of tho largo flocks in the Sacramento Valley, it is said, will average soven pounds of wool per bead. Somo of the large sheep owners own land in tho foot hills as well as in the bottom? The sheep are kept in the low lands during summer, whtra there is abundance of dried grass, and in the foot hills in tho winter and spring, when" the rains make good, fresh pasturuge 'Ibe best wool comes from the western part of the State, is worth about "3 cents a pound, aud is mo-itly ued in home manufactures. Tbe wool from the south is worth 10 cents, and is exported. Tur Mcilcan ttabbrr IUld-Barbarou9 Cruelty. New Orleans Picayune. A gtntletuau who, for some time pa-t, has bee.i sojourning at Urownsvile, Texa?, and has had an excellent opportunity of observ ing the operations of the predatory bands of Mexicans who cross the Kio Grande, gives the following description of the modus operandt of these raids. The owner-of the ranches on the Mexican side have formed a. species of Ieauge, of which Cortina is the head and front and moving spirit. Ou the day appointed fur the raid, aseries of signals, well understood among the leaguers, col lects the various detachments Into one body. The proprietor of each ranch summons liis vaqueros and peons, and, as in the feudal times, joins bis forces to the main company, under the command of a chief. It Is gener ally at some fandango, which brings together the inhabitants of an extensive tract of coun try, that the pfot of the excursion L con cocted. AH necessary preparations having been made, the Free Lances make a rapid dash for the river, and after cruising, either by Hwimmine or by boats held in readiness by their confederates, tbe band strikes outj into the country, but never in a direct route. ! The nuzh upon which the principal attacks BURXilNGTTOlSr. VT.. FRIDAY is made forma the vertex of an angle, the sides of which are tbe lines of advance and retreat of tbe raiding party. When the cattle, ic, have been secured swift couriers arc sent out, who make a detour, and crossing tho river, notify their Iriends ot the point where the predatory band is likely to crass. Tho men on the Mexican side oftheriver then post them .selvca advantageously to cover tho retreat of the successful robbers. The beeves are purchased from tbe raiders at $5 per head by irge cattlo dealers, and sold in the xnai ets at prices ranging 03 high as $17 per nead. This is, therefore, a lucrative business fur both thieves and purchasers. The organization of these chevaliers d' tn dusine is almost pcifcct, and their nefarious schemes are carried out with a unity of con cert and action that generally crowns them with aucce-s. . illoody scenes are frequent during these incursions. Not long since a band of Mexi cans captured at a small puebla near Browns- ( vill.- a poor school master who had unfor tun, .ely incurred their hatred. The villains deliberately hacked off tho legs of tbe mi-er-abl' man and then commanded him to walk on (he bleed ioz stumps if he would &ave life. In his agony he made a few convulsive movements, while the inhuman butchers sla-hed hipi with their twords and Inires. Not content with this barbarous treatment, una of them, suggesting that the stumps were ytt loo long, cut off what remained by dividing the hip-joints. Death soon came to terminate the sufferings of the wretched mau The knife with which thi diabolical deed was done was over one foot in length, and it now in puA-tes-ion of Lieut. McNally.of Texa-. Career oT a Ulllau. THE iC0L"NDKL IS JAIL A HUE V1KBVLVL. mm vocac nirns, and kumnu tubke OTHF8S. Iieckelioun'. N J., Dec. I, l37o. Iii lsG5 Matthew H. Van 0-drand,a young Lian of good family and education raiding in this town-ship, was married to Ella Penny, the daughter of a wealthy farmer living in the vicinity f-f Warwick, Orange county, N. Y Some time afterward Van Ostrand failed in bu-iness, which failure was accom panied with 1 ircumstanee o s'uapicious that Van Ostrand fled to Canada lcfure investi gation could be made. He ua.s followed by hi-i wife, who remained two years with him in the rrovience. During that time he was repeatedly e tart cd in business by his J friends In this, State and in Orange county. He o shamefully abused this kindne-s, how ever, oy squandering thousands of dollars thus aJvauced him, and taxing the resources of his friends to relieve him irom the conse quences of ilicgal and criminal transactions, that they fioaLly withdrew their support. His treatment of his fimily became such that his wife left him, returning ts her father's in IriOS, with two children. Short ly after this Van Ojtrand was forced to leave Canada to escape arret, on charge of forgery, and went to Lock port, N Y. Be ing n man of fino appearance, high culture, and winning addre, he was not long in getting into the bo-t society of the place, and, gaining the confidence of leading busi ness men, secured a position of great trust and responsibility. Taking advntage of his prition, be formed the acquaintance ofa Miss Tucker, an accompli-hed young lady of Lockport, and ulequently married her. Not long afterward rumors of Van trand's rast career reached Ixckport. The rumors being investigated and found true, Van Os trand was forced to leave the 0113- to again esrape justice, leaving different parties minus several tbonand dollars, which had been in trusted to his care. From New York State an Ostrand went to Ohio, bringing up in Columbus As in other places, his manners and assurance were not long in gaining him the confidence of busine circle At Columbus he won the affection of a young lady mmed MLv, Georgic Vail, the daughter ofa gentlemen i who was Van O-trand's financial lacker in certain speculations to a targe amount. The marriage of MNs Vail anl Van O-trand was looked forward to as on of the great events in Columbu- -oriety A short time before the wedding day however, a business asso rste of Van 0trandsdi-coverel the existence ot neotated notes to tbe amount of 6,000, to which the former s name was forged. The pau-iog of the notes was traced b"ick directly to Van Ostrand, anl he was charged with tbe crime by bis partner, and sub-equently arreated. He stoutly denied the enmo, and wv hui purled by many friends araon them thi. father of his betrothed, who went his hail for appearance at court Shortly before the trial it was ascertained that Van Os trand was preparing to leave the city, which cau-ed his bondsman to deliver him up to 'the authories. He wa tried convicted and sentenced to four years in the Ohio Peni tentiary. The young lady to whom he was to have" been married died" during the first year of Van Otrand's imprisonment, it Ls said of grief und shame. Van 0trand -erved two yeasiu pri-on, wheu lit: was for some reason ttardoncd out. Soon afterward he appeared in tho village of Delaware, Ohio, under the name of Rycrson. Professing profound piety, he took an active and leading part in church affairs there, and in October, lo74, was married to the daughter of the Presbyterian minister uf Delaware, a beautiful young lady but eighteen jears of age. The couple lived together to all outward appearance happily but rumor said that Van Ostrand was unkind to his innocent victim, which was given foundation by the fact that in August lat she returned to her father's houe with a child three weeks old Almost simul taneously with this, three young ladies, of the best families of tbe place, charged Van Ostrand with having accomplished their ruin. To escape the indignation of the people he lied tbe place at nizht. Tbe story received hero of this affair states that one of the above unfortunate victims of Van Ostrand died in giving birth to his child, and that another dc-ertcd her home and is leading a life of stiama iu Cincinnati. From Del ware Van Ontrand went to Springfield, Ohio, and at once laid his plans to ensnare 11 new victim, lie formed the acquaintance of a wealthy, young ani ac complished widow ol that place, and so in fatuated her that she cloned with and mar ried him on tbe 17th of September last They returned to Springfield, and were living in style there when an officer arrived in tbe place from Delaware, about the middle ol October, lor the arrest ot the scoundrel, Van Ostrand, he having been traced to SrpiDg- held. lie manactnl to escape the officer, and fled from the place, and no trace of him could be found. The friends of his Springfield victim and his luckless dupes in Delaware, now determined to bring him to justice, if possible, and employed detectives to take hold of the case. Tbey followed him to Canada, and found him in the early par: of the present mouth nugly ensconced iu the village of Windsor. Although he hud been there hut a lew days, it va lounu that he had already formed tho acquaintance of a handsome French milliner named Jean Dubois. Being satisfied by inquiry that the girl did not look with favor on the advance of Van Os trand, the detectives determined to take her into their confidence, and make her if possible a decoy to bring Van Ostrand into thoir power, bhe readlv consented to aid in trapping tbe villian, and played her part so artfully that the plan worked to perfec tion. It seems that Van Ostrand had re peatedly solicited her to grant him interviews at a rendezvous appointed by himcelf, but she bad steadily relused. When she fell into the plan of the detectives she replied to note recked from Van Ostrand that she could not meet him anywhere in Windsor, as her people were watching ber, but that she was going to Cleveland on tbe 20th of iNovemher, and would meet him at the United States Hotel in that city ou the 22d Van Ostrand aereed to the proposal, and on Monday of last week appeared at the hotel in Cleveland, where olheers were in waiting and where he was arrested at once. He was taken to Springfield, and is now in jail iwaiting trial tor his crimes Two Old Cas3 ct- HeteropuMY." Onoistbatof the excited me-scnger who rushed into tbe Harttord Muto house when news camo that the steuxitoat Oliver Ells worth hud exploded with fatal results and yelled tu tbo atomhed presiding omcer "Sister Meeker and lembersoi tbe megis mature' The Elivrr Oil-worth has biled her buster' ' The other occurred at Roches ter, N. Y ,earsago, when Henry Clay was surrounded by a committee from the rural districts wishing to tender their allegianco and homage. "Mr. Clay, sir' said the red haired, raw-boned spokesman. We honor you as tho man who had rather be nrfoJent than to bo rizht ' Clav smiled the by-standers giggled, and tbe orator saw be bad made u blunder. "Mr. Clay!' he began again, "sir, wo honor you as the mau who rather bq be president than to ba right P "Yen, ye, yes !" shouted Clay - gayly, "I knovy what you mean. Glad to co you'" and ho was introduced and "shook" all around. MORNINGK DECEMBER A ew Force. Mr. Edison, well-known in scientific cir cles as the inventor of the system whereby foar telegrams can be cnt simuliancoasly on the same wire, has discovered a ner force, to which he gives the name of1 ethe ric." Etheric force, In Mr. Elison'a opin ion, is to work a revolution in telegraphy and thus earn for itself the right to be known as one of the great public benefac tor", of the future. The new dUcovery is the result of a series ot experiments, out of which camo the fact hitherto unknown or, if known, not appreciated in all its si?nifi- sancc, certainly not applied and utilired that a brilliant spark can be drawn by one piece of metal from another piece in con tact with the core of an electro magnet. The Lasty observer, of course, would refer the spark to electricity, but Mr. EJison, after a series of searching test, announces that the substance that issued from the bat tery was not electricity, but a force hither to unrecognized. It certainly possesses few of tbo characteristics of electricity, as the world has come to understand them. It r reduces no impresLiou on the galvanome ter , the Leyden lar charged with it con tains no property that iscontriluted to it by ordinary electric contact, and the sensitive gold leaf of tbe electro-cope, when exposed to it, exhibits no sign of deflection. In a word, according to Mr. Edison, all the mani festation are non-electric. Certainly, if a new force has not been discovered, u new pbace of electricity has been. That it is calculated to prove of practical value will readily appear Irom the statement that it produces magneti-ui in iron without the necessity of in-uiation. If this statement proves to be correct there is no telling the changes which an .11 store for telegraphy If the new lores mn indeed perform the service for which we arc now dependent upon electricity, independent of insulars. the old force is doomed so far as the creut business of telegraphy is concerned. Tue PicEOia oi Sr. Mabks. A letter from Venico to tbe Philadelphia Bulletin says- The Piazza of St. Mark is wbcro a stranger finds Venice, not "at homo,' but "ihtz elle Ibe Piazzs, i a vat saloon. F mo buildings with aretdes surround tho vast square There socms to be no ingress nor egress Around the sides of the Piazza are rows of tables and chairs , in the centre a band play- several evenings of the week. The place is brilliantly lighted, and the high and low. rich and pour, go there to lounge, to walk, to sit and eat ices and drink coffee or sherbsts. In the dy timo flocks of historical pigeons come wheeling and sweeping down into tho Piazi to be fed, and you soon catch tho pretty habit of scattering corn and grain to tho hi bevutiful birds. The famous pigeons of St. Mirk's have a fine old history Tho public care of them dates back, so runs the legend, to the taking of Tyre, in 1121. Tbe people of Tyre uod carrier-pigeons a bearers of dis patches. The Venetians, who were bescig ing Tyre, noticed the birds going and com ing One day they Ciugbt a pigeon. It came from Damascus, and bad a letter unaer its wing, which was from tho Sultan. who urged tbe be-eigod to keep up heart and continue their vigorous defense, as a nowful aid was cloVat hand Tho wily Venetians removed tbe letter and replaced it by another, which told a different story, that the Sultan could not send them any help, as ho was also in a soro strait , he, likewise, bid been attacked by an enomv. and needei all his forces for hi own pro tection. 1 his lale letter they tied to tho pigoon, released it, and it flw straight in to the city. Then the Tyreans read it they were so di-couraged that they capitulated. From that time, it is said, dates the nienn partiality uf the Venetians, and ever since tnco oirds nave hecn protected and sup ported by tbe public. Tbey give tbe hall- ikc Piazza a co:y home look and it is wonderful how much they add to the archi- tectual decoration of the church and ducal palace- I have stood xoiny a half hoar watching tbem, as tbey flew in among tho carved foliage and heads of the cornices ; especially a: tho hour of Hansel. Tveir soft-bued plumage assimilates most har moniously with the old stone carvings ; their green and purple neck feathers tltsh out in a ;tray sunbeam reflected down, and looked as they were ricb, old mosaics. Children are cspec ally pretty when tbey are feeding the St MsrVs pigeons. One of tho most charming sights I hare seen in Venice was a little girl (tho daughter of one of tbe officers on board tho Congress, by tbe way), about three years old, seated on tbo ground, surrounded by pigeons. She had corn and gram scattered all over ber , tho pigeons were huddled one over another in her lap. ou ber shoulders, piled up on ber fiead . and out of this flattering mass of soft plumage peeped her sweet, solemn face. 1 expected every moment to see her lifted up and borne off on the beauti- lul pigeon wings into heaven. SOUS WaDDINU-ANECDOTKS. 4lpiWolj' I Journal continues its wedding-anecdotes, as follows As a general rule, ministers find, on tbe principles that "a bird in tbe band is worth two in tbo bub. that it is always better to take the fee at tbo time of tho wedding than tu wait for any after- judgement of tbo matter. A certain clergy man to tms day Dears a grudge against ,ew Jersey because a Jersey-man, after his wed ding, a?ked if ho should pay at the time or settle when be came for his certificate. The modest minister said, "Oh' when ou come for the certificate." And that man has never come yet. there -cems to bo a strange atmosphere of mistakes about the- wedding-servics. Even tbe printers ioin in this. An Eng lish edition of tho 'Prayer-Book' came out some timo ago with tho following nil-place ment ot a "lugio letter "Y ilt thou love, honor, and cherish," etc. etc., "and, for saking all others, keep thee only unto her as long as yo both sbill like" a change Irom 'live' to "like, well "uitod to the changing habits of the prc-cnt matrimonial lite ' Another very common mistake among ig norant people who want the Episcopal ser vice, is in the alternative sentence . To havo and to hold from this day forward ' I know a clergyman who assures mo ho very frequently has it rendered. To havo and to behold from this day forward." Ibe nervousness of tbo parties to he mar ried very often accounts for these mistakes. A Dretty-well-trightened groom on one occasion, feeling that he mu-i be brave and speak; up well when tho officiating clergy man asked any question, boldly replied to tbe question addressed to tbe lather of the bride "Who giveth this woman U be married to this man " "My sponsors in baptism Another frightened youth, remembering, in the presence of somo bcautilul brides maid?, the answer to one of the questions in theorder of baptism, replied to the ques tion "Wilt thou have this woman to bo thy wedded wife "I renounce tbem all, and, by God's help, will endeavor not to follow or to be lead bv them '' Reader of Thomas Hardy's story, Far from tho Madding Crowd,' will remember the scene in which Bithsheba. on taking charge of the farm, inquires bow it came to pass that Mrs. Bell evtr constnted to name her son "Cain. Joseph Poorgran and th3 others explain thit tha 'pore1 woman was flustered at ihu time ot cbristentiug, and got the Btblo brothers mixed up in her mind, and thought at the moment "as how it was Abel what killed Cain, and not t'other way , however, they tried to soften it down by calling him Cam ey." On the samo principle, in England, at a wholesale parish wedding, where some dozen couples were to be united en masse on a Sunday, a shy sort ofa man got crowded in tbe wrong place, next to a strong, bustling woman, who had likewise mt&scd her man, and, be fore they knew it, they were married, as was al-o tho odd couple number two. Here upon tbe shy man made so bold as to tell tbe minister of the uiutakc, and, while be was debating in his own mind what was to bo done, tho old woman exclaimed. "Sare, and let it be - isn't it fair all round, after all, and isn't one man as good as tho other? Tbe devil a bit's the difference, said Bridget McSbano,M Sccu a Joke Frederick Walker and Pete Kohler, ot Guttenberg, N. J., wanted to enjoy themselves one nibt, recently, and decided to engage iu tbo extremely intel lectual experiment of a practical joke. It was to bo a remarkably funny one. They cot an old suit of clothes and made a straw .1 i i.,mn man, wniCll Luejr piaucu aga-uk a inuiyj then they fired seTeral shots from their re volvers attheir straw man, which fell down, and tbey ran away, followed by some of tho neighbors, who thought that a murder had been committed. That was funnier still. And tbey ran ho fast that the pursuers, de paring of catching them, began firing re volvers also, the result being that Mr. Kohler was shot In tho leg before the joke could be explained. That wasn't quUe.so funny. But as Kohler wan't shot la the btad the Joke may pass as & fair one of the kind, though of a very poor kind. A KentJjky fechoolmirtter had his wife for a pupil, and, when sbo didn't ftetrier lemon well, he first whipped bar. with a ruler and then expelled ber from school. nn.r In n f-ir v n.innlateJ rtAiir nhornood. 1 ouuuou i. At about midnight tbey began an imagina- j some competent, d rvooarreL which attracted the attention 1 ?at bo known and A hA thw Ir wfi- vrrv funnv be entirely secret. 24. 1875. ConzrcsMonal Mr. Joyce has introduced bills in the ilonsc to repeal the bankrupt law and to reduce postage on printed matter to one cent for two ounces;. Mr. Chittenden's bill to provide for tbe resumption of the specie payments, directs the Secretary of the Treasury to ell, for legal tender notes, to be immediately can celled and destroyed, on tho first Tuesday of each month, in tho city of New York, to the highest bidder, tho bonds of the United States for $3,000,000, coupon or registered, as may bo most for the advantage of tho Treasury for the time being, bearing inter est payable in gold coin semi-annually, at the rate of foar and one-half per cent per annum , the principal ot such Ninas to be payable in thirty jear, from the first of Jaouary, 1870, in gold coin The act to take effect as soon as the bonds hereby au thorized can be prepared. Senator Edmunds na3 introJa-:ed a bill to authorize George P. Marsh, United States' minister to Italy, to accept a pocket chro nometer from the Republic of Switzerland and a mosaic table from the kingdom of Italy, tendered him by those governments in recognition of his services as arbitrator in settlinga disagreement between them touch ing the question of boundary Merrimon,the Democratic Senator from North Carolina, has introduced a bill to re peal the taw whirh prohibits peustorrs to rebel soldiers In the Iloujie, Weduv-day, Mr Springer, of Illinois, introduced a resolution declaring " that in the opinion of this Hjuj the pre cedent establitbei by Washington and other Presidents of the Cnited States in retiring from the Presidential oflice after tbeir second term l.a become by univrr-il concurrence a part of our Republican -tem of govern mcntinJ that any depa rture from this time honored cu-tom would tc uuwise, unpa triotic an! fraoght with peril to our free in stitutions The resolution hhi adopted by a votcof 23'2 t IS notice tbnt Col. Joyce voted for tbe resolution and Mr. Dents jn against It, while Mr. Heudee was absent or did not vote. Iu Crief. The Ma achasctts grangers btvor the tax ation of church property and savings bank deposits. Tne New York Times 3tAtc- that it it -aid by persons who profess to be well-ioformed that Tweed is still in or near New York.nud that he proposes to offer a com prom i-e of the claims against him and to divulge the secret history of the Tammany ring Three carloids of silkworms, value 1 at 0,000,000, were hippcd from Sin Fran-ci-co to New York, the other diy. Bishop Haven has written a long letter to tbe Trilranc, in which be says th it he has been ridiculously misrepresented and that he occupied eighteen minutes instead of two hours in his speech at B-ton, and did not renominate President Grant, but a-ked the brethren to pray for it. Minnesota is to have a $10.001 State ine briate ay!utn, and the liquor teller will have to foot the biii. England is obliged to send to North Car olina and Tennessee for white oak timber. The mother and sister of John Do! in, the convicted murderer, have male affifivits as to his whereaboutson the nightofNoe's as sault, and efforts arc being made to obtain from the governor a commutation of sen tence to imprisonment for life in tbe hope of futura collection of sufficient evidence to prove his innocence. During the pat ecasoii Delaware rai-ed 8,732,710 bahels of peaches, producing a net profit of $1,013,000. In New York, on Monday afternoon, while playing with a revolver, Joseph 31c Carthy. seven years of age, was shot by John Myers, aged six years and died in fif teen minutes. There is a posnbility that England's pur chase of the Suez Canal shares may not le ratified by Parliament, in which cas5 the Me-rs. Rothschild, who furnished provision ally the $20,000,000 with which tbe pur chsae was effected, will have the tock on their hands. Rev. J. D. Fulton, who is now out in the cold, having been depa-ed by the Hanson Place Bapti-t Church, of which be was pa tor, is trying to organize a new sciety in Brooklyn under tbe name of thr- CentennUl Bipti-t Church New York i to have an insurance compa ny to insure depositors against broken banks. The ?ix million dollar -oit asinst Tweed is set down for trial tho first Monday in January, in the Supreme Court. There ate rumars that Minister Sehenck has resi-ned, and will be succeeded by Gen. Badcau, who was on Gen. Grant's staff dur ing the wv,and is now Cnited States consul at London The skin of the elegant -kunk is coming into favor abroad. The sales of .-unk-skins by the Hudson Bay Company's agent at London aroae from 137,000 in 137- to nearly 300,000 in 1S75, far exceeding every other skin except the raccoon aud mu-krat. The house-cat skin seems- to be rising in fa vor, the sales ot this skin amounting to over 11.5(10 tbe post year. tVAMII.4iTO.Nj .M:tl- GEN SAhCJCE AND THE WHISEEl" BINO LkT TEft FROM SCPERVISOE Tt'TTON' Washington. December 17 Supervi sor Tutton, hss addressed tho following letter to President Grant To His Excellency, U. S. Grmt. President of the United States. Sir, I observe that Senator Henderson, in the trial of the of tbe United States vs. Avery (if his speech is correctly reported), charges, ugn. Babcock, your private secretary, with hav ing some connection with the St Louis whitkey ring, and iu their interest laving improperly influenced vou to revoke the or- ring supervisors, dated January -rib. 1S75. i Bremen. Dec, ta -Thi mpson s true has As I have claimed the credit of having in- 1 rctarncd to Dresden, theappears to be in fluenced you to revoke that order. I feel i nocent of tuy Complicity ui her husband s it Is my duty to assume tho responsibility crime. Tho total number of killed and and receive whatever odium, it any at I wounded by the explosion is now i united tacbes thereto, and with this in view I beg at COO leave to remind you of tacts as- they recur to me. On or about the la-t day of January, 1375. 1 received a letter from Commissioner Douglas, including the secretary s order of tho 27th of January, irinsiernog me to tna main at St Louis; to which hn rpbed. " Perhaps a year ; six months at leit I slid If so I would have to resign, as I could not go to St Louis fur six months Dju i lass stated that those transfers originated and were ordered by tha Secretary and that I hd hettcr ec him I then went diroctly to Arlington where Secretary Ltfi-tox was confined to his room from tbe effects ofa compeiiM iirautr my rir-.v muu. , ; conld nouaka my f.nly with m. and would not lso then, -ix cionth, fur the leof office; bcs.dw which. had Me property and other pernal in eroPts i ha oould not be neiScctad for that lth of ,, i . . . - . r Tbe Secretary finally azreed that I should go, with the under-Undiog that I was at liberty to return on the first day of April, that making my absence about ?ir weeks. To thisl assented, but at the same time stated that I should not be ablo to accom plish any good ; that if tho exten-ive frauds, St. Louis district, and directing me ut re- w -7". port there for duty on the 15th .t Febru- micrs nenr Mom. A full foreo of men kry. I went to Washington on the ni-bt were at work at the time and the loss of ol tho 3d of February, sa.r coinmUs.oncr life is appalling- it is reported that 110 Dougla-s on thj morning of tbe Ith, and miner- wero killed Eleven have heui tak- lVh v.;m h,,ir inn r 1 mi Ti.Mtt-i iii re en out injured. fhoacciJont wis cau-ed fall un.4 hurl nmtr a l.-n tfhu- inlf-rTIW 1 i .,,.' Lighteen states were represe..tca. itiec. made sub-tantully the m h1talcUQet tl ! TCntinn adiourncd this ,ver.ins a'ter ur.i nim. mat 1 it waa proposea to Im0UlJy hjoplios a rrIuonendor-ing t which he feared were bclne perpetrated thare , aDd his wife, and Col. Fred Gran, and bis and at other points by distillers, existed, with , wife, aro guests of Geo. W. Childs; Pont the knowledge and aid of the local officers, master General is the guest of Col. Wm tbey would cover them up o deep that I McMichael ; Secretary Bobeson and Attor- sbould not be able tj discover it, that the Tact of these transfers oT supervisors and revenue agents' having been puhlisbed, giving par- ties full notice for two or three weeks that there were to ba uch changes, would "ire ample time tu persons interested to so com pletely cover their fraudulent transactions as to render it almost impossible to trace them I respectfully suggested that in my would he much ruttrr u sena iscreet persou who would whoso movc-iicuL would to see what was going on, and in this way partus could be caught In thti act uf defraudia and suGcicnt cvl- aance uuvaineu on waicn iu .ma as U res and thereby get other proofs of fraud ; and I urged that this pltn should be adopted not only at So Liuis bjt at Chicago and other suspected points, and suggrted to the Secretary that special agent Brooks, who bad been on duty with ma for about fife jears, would be th very best man for that purpose of whom I had knowledge. Finally the Secretary suggested that I had probably bjtter see the President, as bo had takeu great interest in this matter. I there fore went directly to the White House and saw Gen. Bibcock, withwbooi at that timo I bad" scarcely aypeakin atquaint- ance I told him I wanted to seeyou ? that NUMBER 2G. I bad been ordered to report for duty at St. Louis, on the loth inst . and I desired toffee you before going. He replied that you wero engaged with Senators and mem- Dcrs, hut that if 1 would call in an hour I could have an interview with you. I called at tbe time named and General Bibcock took in my card and 1 was admitted at once. Ithenmadcthesamestatementsto you that I hadtotheSecretaryandmadethesame suggestions that I had made to him about sending a suitable person or persons with out the knowledge of either officers or dis tillers, so that thoy might be detected in the very act of Iraud and their manner of stealing and their associations and combinations fully discovered, and that then if the department had not confi dence in the local officers a temporary trans fer of supervisors could be made lor tbe purpose of making seizures ani properly working up tbo ca.-e. You listened to me attentively, and finally said the more you thought about the subject the mora you were convinced that tbe transfer of super visors as ordered would result in little it no good, and .said that you would suspend the order that day. Thus you fully decided to , suspend the order and so stated to 10 e be fore I left you and before Gen. Bibcock had an opportunity to speak to you on the suit- ' ject, as he was not present at the time, and I am quite cert 1 in tbdt ou arrived at this conclu-1011 during our interview. I am confident, therefore, thus G?n Ia1 cock could not have influenced ouin revok ing tho order referred to, and what 1 -nid to you on the ubpct m my ludeiueot Ior tbe ojst interests ot the ruwnun senica and the results in St Louts Chicago Hud Milwaukec.and fully justifies jojr action in the matter I hsve felt that it was duo loth to you and Gen. Utbcock to maku this statement of facts, to be u-ed as u dccui proper, iu view of tho charges uitde from tiiu t to time in the papers ana eptcially in the fpecch of ex-Senator Henderson, above referred to I have the honor to t. v.ry respectfully. Your obedient servant. Alex P. Tcrro, Supervisor TUt DSAWOAl k uN It Eft Ml) SUGARS. Washington. D C.Dec 17 The follow ing is a copy of the Utter addressed to-day from the irea-nr) dtprtiuent to collectors of customs at the prmcipul ports, and con tainin the isa-clu-tons uf the departmeut un the question ot drawback uu rt fined sugar and -yrui.s- I'he toltowin rates of drawback un it fined sugars and nvrups wholly manufactured from imported raw sugar are tieruby cst.iMi-hed tu lieut tho- heretofore in turee on I..af, cat loif, cru-b ed, graunlated, ar.it p iM'dered refined -uirnr stove dried or dried by otht-r equally (flVc tive process, entirely the p reluct uf foreign dut paid Mugur, three and stxtv-oce hun dredths cents per pound ; on refined white coffee su.'ar, undned and above No 20 Dutch standard 111 color, entirely tbe pro duct of foreign duly paid suirur, three cents per poond , on tl grades of rtfioed cuflVe sugar. No -0 Dutth standard and below ia in Color entirely the product of foreign duty paid suar, two ani one halt cents per pound , on -rup resulting entirely from the reficin ot for tiirn duty paid -usar. six and obe-quar-ter ceuts per gallon , allowances un sugars to bo subject to a deductionot one percent, and allowances on yrup to the deduction ol ten per cent, as prescribed by taw DI5TBE.-3 IN 1IONTRCAL CEyi.NC F02 ESEAll. MontrvL, Dat. 17. This mnrniac, be tween 1,000 and 1,500 dc-pcrate taborrr again surrounded city ball clin.oring for bread Alderman Grinier. chairman of tbe police committee, addressed tbo people and quit-ted them advising tbem to wmt un till to-morrow. If immediate aid is not given it is feared a riot will bo the result. ECOVn DESPATCH RIOTOUS DEMON STIC AT ION 3 OF STARVING PEOPLE. The board uf aldermen decided P-mi;ht to employ as many men on tbe fortification as possible" Tuls afternoon a tumultuous crowd of two thousand people marched through the streets Several tiihts occurred and order was with difficulty re-tured by the police The mub "topped a baker's and h betr watron and appropriated tbo contents. The mayor addressed tbo m b, counselling moderation, but at one time it wn thought it woull be neees-ary to read the not act. The police are uut in force toniht armed and expecting trouble. KKLlir TOR TUE STARVlNb. Ottawa. Deo 17. A dtputitioti irom Mourned arrived here to-day tu wait upon the government and request them to pro ceed with the Lachine canti work immedi ately, to relieve in some degrre tbe thousand-of men now starving in that city. in rifcTii' i'ahli:. I.rnnaii) DEATH oF TUoMASSEN, WUO I'LA.SNLD 1UH UESTKCCTION OF THE UOSKL. Ik tuts. Dec. IC Thomassen ded to day from the etlects of injuries inflicted by him-eli ii -i ilea tnit nts true name was Willi tii King Thompson, and that be was a ntive ut Brooklyn. N. Y. His age is be lieved to be about 3j years. Ho contested that he was once captain of tho vessel Old Dominion and that he changed his nime to avoid being prosecuted for rjnniug the blockade during tbe civil war in America ; that he bought ths explosive material in the United States and had it forwarded to hisaddrs.s. and that the clout work at tachment u,ts manufactured in (icrtnany and ws.4 -et t explode the charge iJ eight dajs. TUOVIPSO.S'S blAUjLlCAL UACIU.Njf. M vgdeccru, Dec. If Is is stated hero that Tnomom, -tlias Tu.uia-n. had bis clockwork in-tdd by a. tneehiuie named Fuchs, residing at UerbuiLS 3 milt iruia this city. The apparatus w is constructed t run noi-elwsiy tor teo drv-, when it cau-ed a lever to act mj -irue ni a force of 30 pounds twenty sllU,iir uMcbines had been ordeal Negotiations hj;wetu Thompson an 1 FucSs b-id bctti cirmd on since 1373 U hen Fuchs visitrd ro.iuip'sm in Leip-ie, ho was toll b Jthe Utter tnat .the iurhiu" were required or a uiinutac tory iu th (Jutted S- ite- ru.-np-i.-ii did net reveil thouitucs of bt-. accomplices rus br Eif sb nan uobrok Kr Initial. 1 iM apailio. mine explosion terbiull loss i,i lhe. UatisCLS, Dee Iu A tcrriMo eiplowo' by fire damp. The ConvcMllou uf the American AueU tloii of Transuortalltiii and Cui.i.ikfrcc. 1I1S CAUGHNAWaQA CAN At. project endorsed Chicago. HI. Dec. 17 Tho Convention of tho American Assoeutio'v uf Transporta tion and Corotnerci bts bven largely at tended by influential mcu ot the country I'.an- he Laui:uiiaHaa vaunt 1'' j"-, , , v. ... ceadini; that a ju.nt coD!niua he o , inte1'b lh Voltil smt .nJ 0d P nis,tl0n ou ....shl, Tha measure w.adtucatert in abl. ' , J h Y of iUalm, (J B f j,, Tlie I resident a tut the Conxreniouul litl- c-icatlvtt iu riiiiauaipnia Philadelphia, Dec. 17. The e-ongres- aional delegation reached here about 8 p i m. and were driven in carriages to the (Jon1 tmpnrl and other hat els. Tbe President racy-General Pterrepont, are stopping with I ex -Secretary Boric; Justices Waite, Field anj Bradley are guests of lino. Tho. H. i Dudley. The whole party, the cahine' the supreme court, senators and representatives and newspaper corr-pondents, number about four hundred. On their arrival there was a lansc crowd at the depot and at the various hotels where tho cungre-ss- mpn in- M.4ki'r.eu nu iters. Larco numbers 0f persons had congregated on Chestnut J street over which the train of carriages naed was handsomely illuminated The buildings of the reform club, American Mub- end Ncnluoo club, were illuminated and decorated. Drescntint? a striking ap pearance. The crowd in attendance at the Continental hotel was so great that tho po lice were obliged to put up ropes to make passage way for the guests. A committee of merchants escorted the party to this city, meeting them at Wilmington. Mr. Mit chell, chairman of the committee on recep tion, presented to the President at Wil mington tetter from the mayor ot Phil adelphia, extending to him and the dtatin g Utah 3d delegation the hospitalities of this city. President Grant replied in a few re mark.. The newsDaoer correspondents are I being entertained to-night by the reporters Ui auuauviuia, Frwclli A Sonnet. ar Jons c. saxc Badly Hear thee, dearest, f-r awblU 1 ilow lonz I know not . bat this I know. With heavy beart and tearful eyes I 0 To yearn for tbe (hrousb many a weary mile Ofearloa urea a, till tby tannin: fact radea to a memory, Ukeabotioztar OrjeiterVen. Alaa' 'tU everir, la Love's ud lexicon, tbe emallt ipace eyon4 the eompasa of out reaculns; bands. And never near. bow clo soo'er to eab True-lovers be, If kl'sen mar not reach Across the dbjtante. Well-since Fate comma ad j, Iro, to wander with reluctant feet, TUl once a rain our lorln lips shall meit AUUICL'LTCUAL, meeting op the state hoard or acriccltcre, MANUFACTURES AND MINING AT LUDLOW. The first paper was read by Albert Chap man, topic, Horses for Vermont." Col Mead said. Vermont has loss her precedence by sending off her best Morgans. By breed ing to larger s-train?, we often get poor horses. The Morgan combines the moss good qualities. Mr. Billings of Ludlow, said thero aro no better burses than those- of Morgan blood. Vermont horses bring better prices than those of other states. Horses -'and other stock are better here than at the West. Mr. Chap mau said the tall horses do not bring tho creates; prices, those that do are of medium height. It is safer to breed to "man norses , twenty-lour out ot twenty five are to bo used for other purposes than trotting ; tbe$e twenty-four are. of more consequence than the last trotting of the twenty-fifth. t. Horace Hubbard said Inbreeding we have depended too much upon blood and pedigree and not enough upon individual merit. Every inferior animal should bo d i -car Jed. Many fast horses on the track are so frail as to bo irood for cothioc el-e. Morgan horses are good for tha road and good for tbe farm. Ihenextnaoer read was by J. G M Keen, ot South Ac worth, N. H. Subject the breeding and management OF TL'REEVS. Tbe turkey is tbe most Drofitablo fowl the farmer can keep if location is favorable- The bronze variety is among the largest, gobblers weighing from twenty-five to lorty pounds bens Irom twelve to twenty. In se lecting stock the best are thectcapest in the end. Get a thoroughbred gobbler and keep till five years old, changing hens occasion ally , do not breed from Ut.i hatched birds. Feed well through the winter but shorten tbo leed a little early in tho spring to pre vent laying too early. Get the turkeys to lay under cover , alter commencing to lay, increase the feed. Keiuovo tbo egs daily, marking tbe dite upon each, and set tbe oldest first. Make a nest ut moist earth, aud sprinkle the egi(s once in thrco days with blood-warm water alter tbe turkey has set two weeks. The day before tho tur key is expected to htcli lasteu her upon the neat and keep her there uutil the young turkeys are twenty-four hours old ; keep dry alter hatching. Coop the old turkeys uctti the young are six weeks old, feeding at first with hard boiled e-zs and curd, then witn a douh made of hne .'eed and coarse ground corn meal wet with boiling water A they grow older give a variety of food, lading the young chicksvery otten After i-aving tbe coop give them a dry pasture, ueding at morning and uibt. After a w bile, if insects are plenty, uo feeding w ill be necessary. Be sure th.it they come up every night. About the hr-t of September bet: i ii to feed all tbey can eat. there bcinat no dinger oi fattening & turkey when it is growing last La re must ho taken in dress ing, as much of tbo saleable value of the hird depends upi-n tho m inner in whieh this is done. Lazy farmers shout! not keep turkeys; they nevtr have any luck.' With good location, good stock and good care, a ipound of turkey can be rai-ed as cheap as a pound of beef, and with lcs.i capital. Un the subject, YV inter Care ci Stock. C. Horace Hubbard, of the Bxrd, -aid Keeping of btock Is the leadtu interest m Vermont. Summer keeping should not be a preparation for a decline m winter, a- it olten is. Stock must receive good care in autumn and not be obliged to subsist wholly upon trot-Ditten grass, ui whieh not only flesh but nervous force and -Uinina -3 lot. Must be kept growing in winter. Mu-t bo kept ia warm stables and well bedded ; pre fer? to tie with chains, fne food should bo cut early. Nothing equal to June gras early cut ; all grass is poor it cut late. I believe in roots and wuutd as soon winter without bay as without root. Steam.ng food pays with a stuck of twenty cows or more, and it is important that different kinds of food should beminglul. Regular ity in leeding is of the first importance Give alt tbey wilt en t clean, better not uitc enough than too much. Keep eat in till done, then writer. Water should be conveniently located and free of ice. Tho kind ot looJ given should depend upon tho kind of animals and otjtct to ba attain ed. In keeping young stock tbe ohcet sought for is growth ; cows are fed for milk, sheep for wool, horses for labor and fpeed. each requiring a ditlerent kind ot leeu and treatment. The hor-o needs concentrated food three times per day . cattlo need be led bat twice. Horses, it carefully groom tl, will endure much hardship. Keep breeding mares for working purpo-es The floor of tho fcor-e-stall should be of -tone. cement or earth, never uf wood. In th tall the horse should not face a gl&nu.- Iight . neither should ho t-tand in the dirk Horses arc often injured by improper water ing. Should be watered tut little while u tho road. Sheep require dry. warm, wtl. ventilated shelter with perfect quiet and water accessible at all times and regular let ding. The feeding racks should be built amst the wall- inside ot the sheltered in closure. V ith proper breed.s proper I.- i and proper care there w no better brane i o! industry for Vermont; or onemore like v to raise tbe farmer's condition or keep ibb young men at home. Vermont Farms. Mr. Cheevcr. of th2 .eu England F . er. records his last trip to the u about Burlington, with the beauty ot which be wa gre-ttly struck. He say-, speaking uf the view from the college buildings "Dr. Tbaver. who has travelled exict.-ivc 1, hota at boiosand abroad, prooounet it uusurpas.cd ty auy spot ou the globe Looking west, the eye paes over thj city, with its straight avenues, and fine pubim and private buildings, surrounded by prolusion of shade and ornajicn'al irojs Across the lake, whicn n here te i un.'es; n width; tbe Adirondicks lilt then- blue oi -now-cippod pAt to tho heigtii. ot uiy than five tbou-and lect'bovo to ujtir. 'Eastward lies a broad ex pen . i trtl. ftnaiDi: land, bounded farther up by sou-c of the loftiest ol tbe Urecn M. uutuitv.- On the north iniy be nreu the VI in oki I.vt,r formerly called Ouiou, and ..- iea.utitM villain ot Wioooki, with its Urge aol tLuri?biug lactones fine bl.es-, ,4 siui-.-aod Uegan: private rtsiion ' Mr. Checver visited the rui L Drew, and says "Mr. Drew prides hioisKit upon owmu stailiou, a hull, and a buck u an u ns Wool 1 not excLange for any similar nntmata in the State. His three-year-old "Draw' toot f!.e hist premium in hu class at tho Sttio lair at Kuttand, tbe pre-ent season. He was purchased last fall, at tbo s.tle 01 the Ver mont Horse Breeding Cuuiuxuy, anl is ouj ol the mo."t promiaiug colls ever cirtd by Walkill, whicn cost the co-npany 10.000, and to wbos death more than anything el?c may bo attributed tho breaking up ot the enterprise. I have s?en a goudmiuy horses, and soaiu very valuable and vtry ta-t ones, but I never saw one whieh filled the eyea feo completely in every respect as this young 'Drew.' Is it be) und my power to conceive of a man so hum bio tfiat be would not feel a little proud when bo. l lug tho ribbons over such unaniiual as ihs. whether bitched to tbo carn-tgii or too mowing machine. Mr. Drew had '-".rtl other valuable hori-es, but 1 only t;4ve t..tm a ci-ual notice d.5 1 kit lor tha pi-tur s 1 see the Ayshes and Mtruios "Ihcberdol twenty-li"ir Ay-hire ew U beaded by 'Athol, ,1 ball pureliasad ti Mr. Abbott, of Montreal, and a wiriby grand-on ot one ol the fir t prize wma-n at tbe cattle show of te I!ighUil Vsr. cultural Society, S-Uind 'Asa sheep breeder. Mr. Dia.v has b- n peculiarly succesr., tn- stoek Wing n good demand lorBupplimg taerxport trade to California. His flock nutsjrsat thepres ent time about seventy. Lasv lft4r ha sold thirty-five for 700, to go to CiliUrou. Mr Drew is one ot that clas.s so uiettmfs exiled rAncy farmers, and ba certainly has a fancy farm and some stock that would suit the fancy of almost any farmer, however strongly he might ba prejudiced against farmers bearing the same appeiUtion. Iu a deep ravine within a tew jards from the farm barns, which, by the way, are models of neatness and convenience, ls on of tba most picturesque little ponds to be :onnd upon any farm, and so wild that even the wild docks come and quarter here with tho domestic birds reared on tho place. Speaking or Dr. Tbayera garden of I jur acre, in Burlington, be says "Sot is contentment tho only lesson r..oiInrtttMrn frnn thn doctor or most of them c-pecially thosa who prac tice in country towns una nave umu .mius or gardens of their own are usually among . V... in fflirn ThV h&TQ a chance to observe the practices of the be?t larmer, nave a gocu eoueanou 10 uku what n..in.f tSV H.l 14 don t acres of good land right in tha heart oftfce city, and it is prooaoiy true mas no- uuo farmer in twenty through the State has as T ... V.T. B n,..ln n I frtnnfl hrTfl. AD- pIcs,Tier3, plums, and all the smaller fruits are abundant, both for home use and to give to friends or sick patients. L,orn.poi- ? . in n a ihaa KK.,n II tHS little MC9, suaauu, w.j,v.. ' " . fixings that can make up so many whole some meals for a family, are also foand here in profaaioD. with ample room left for the Jersey cow, the Berkshire pigs, n.n nameroua Tarieties of domestic fowl which may De coontea Dy us nanam.