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Foreign Gossip. —There are 540,000 tenant farmers in Ireland. —The city of Buenos Ayres has a popu lation of 180,000, and the province 1,180,- POO souls. —Advices recently received by the Cape mail in England state that “it is the gen eral opinion in the colony that Dr. Living stone is dead.” —J. Ross Browne says that it is a com mon practice among the Chinese to steal children and cut their eyes out for medici nal purposes. —A party of Englishmen, anxious to find a haunted house, have inserted the following advertisement in the London Tim*: “To proprietors of Haunted Houses.—A few gentlemen wish to have the opportunity of visiting a house said to be haunted, situate in or near London, for the purpose of scientific observation.” —The nobleman who has been for 2(1 years at the head of the Masonic Order in England is on the point of retiring— the Earl of Zetland. A short time ago a magnificent testimonial was got up for him, but when die fact came tohisknowl edge he begged that the money might be devoted to the charitable institutions of the brotherhood. —An elegantly dressed lady recently presented herself to one of the police Magistrates in Paris and politely de nounced herself as the murderess of eleven children. Investigation fortunate ly proved that she was laboring under a fit of hallucination caused by the horrors of the Pantin tragedy. —Thieves in Russia are punished with extreme cruelty. They are branded on the forehead, flogged within an each of their lives, and sent to the Siberian mines, generally for a long term of years. Nev ertheless, it is said that Russia is the conn try where audacious thieving is more prev alent than anywhere else on the conti nent. —A master carpenter at Tnplitz, Ger many, lately made a bet i f ten Horins that he would eat twenty-five liver sausages and ten rolls of bread at one meal. He managed to get down twenty-three of the sausages and eight rolls, when ho had to give up the task. Ho lost not only his bet, but died in consequence of his glut tony shortly afterward. —The other night, an athlete perform ingatthe Alhambra Music Hall, Notting ham, England, undertook to seize a rope with his teeth, and, suspending himself, thus to hold some half-dozen fifty-six pound weights. While he was holding on with his teeth, an assistant asked him if he was ready. The performer opened his mouth to reply, and, of course, tell to the grounc. He was not much hurt. —The amnesty recently granted by Louis Napoleon has liberated thirty-four galley slaves, imprisoned at Toulon. These convicts are encouraged to employ their leisure hours in the manufacture of fanry articles, which are sold for their benefit, and the proceeds are handed over to them at the expiration of their sen tences. On the recent liberation by the Amnesty, the sum paid to the thirty-four gailey slaves amounted to $5,200, being an average of $l5O for each convict. —A Bottle-Conjurer announced in Lon don that he would jump into a quart bot tle at the Haymarket Theatre. Ten thou sand people were found who believed that lie could do it, and came together to gain j admittance, and witness the miracle. He tried, but couldn't, and the believing au dience were so enraged because he did not jump int o the bottle, that they nearly palled the house down in their indigna i lion. Incidents and Accidents. —lt is claimed that seventy-five theaters have been burned since 1800. —A young lady in Fort Wayne, Ind , j died a few days ago from the effects of burns caused by the explosion ot a kero sene lamp. —An aged couple named Van Dusen, perished in the flames of their burning residence at Greenville, near. Pittsburgh, Pa., the other day. —A boy on Long Island recently hung himself to death to ascertain how it 1 would fed, having heard his neighbors talk freely about an execu tion. —A gentleman in Portland bad his fin ger badly poisoned the other day by the prick of a quill tooth pick, which lie car ried in his vest pocket. The doctors say he will be lucky if he saves his iiucd. —ln Harrison county, Ky., the other day, a boy put the muzzle of a gun in his mouth, after taking the cap off, and get ting his foot on the hammer, pushed it lack, let it slip, and fell dead. —Some time ago a lady in New York charged a servant girl with stealing a piece of money which her little boy after ward acknowledged to have taken. The girl, being very sensitive and delicate, fell sick, was removed to the b ispital and died in spasms. —A few days ago a little mulatto girl of Kansas City had an eye put out by a cat. Sir; had the animal in her lap fondling with ft, when it suddenly beeame enraged, and attacked her by clawing her face and eyes with the n ,ult stated. —A little boy nine years old, while stay ing at a neighbor’s in Chicago, a few nights ago, got up in Ids sleep and walked to his lather’s house, a distance of over a mile and a half, and went to bed at home, w hile still asleep. —ln Tiffin, Ohio, the other day, a little boy placed his mouth over a teakettle of boiling wafer, lipped it up and filled his moutk with the hot water, a portion of which he swallowed. His death resulted in a fe\s days after the occurrence. - A mother in Cincinnati, the other day, lock' <1 up her little two year old child in a room alone, whjje she went to mar ket On her return she found the child’s clothes had taken fire from the stove, and it was so badly burned that it would probably die. —Near Sparta, Tenn,, a few days ago, a young man enveloped himself in a sheet and attempted, for the fun of the thing, to frighten a couple of young ladies paus ing a lonely spot at night. He succeeded so well that one of the victims fell in a swoon, while the other reached home, with reason unseated, a raving maniac. —A negro boy stole a doll in Petersburg, Va, the other day, and while protesting his innocence, unwittingly pressed it as he endeavored to hide it more completely under his shirt. The doll gave a loud squeak, and the little negro, who had never heard of crying dolls before, turned almost white, and thought a miracle had been done in his ease. —At Buffalo a young man recently hung himself, and,” being cut down im mediately by his father, threw himself into a cistern, from which ho was also rescued and taken to the county insane asylum, attempting to tear his eyes out on the way. The reason he gave for his acts was that his parents wanted him to go to church too much. —A wood sawyer who was piling wood near the rairoafl track at Edgerton, Ohio, one day lately, noticed, while standing on I the pile as the lightning train approached, a large stick lying upon the rail. With out a moment s hesitation he leaped direct ly before the train and grasped the stick. At that instant the engine struck him and hurled him some distance forward, He fell 10 the ground mangled.and lifeless, but he had saved the train. —ln Butler county, Ohio, the other day a woman threw some burning oil which had accidentally caught fire in a tin cup, out of the door just as her daughter, eight years of age, came round the house, and the blazing oil lighted on the neck and shoulders of the little girl, burning her so badly that she died soon after. The mother was badly burned in her efforts to save her child. —A prisoner destined for the jail in ■ Wilkesbarre was recently a passenger on : the Lehigh A Susquehanna Railroad. While the train was crossing an embank I ment at a high rate of speed, he suddenly , jumped out of a car window, and rolled i down the steep bank with the velocity of a cannon ball. The train was stopped as ! soon as possible and backed to pick up the “mangled remains” which everybody ex pected to see. But on reaching the spot, the lively corpse was discovered making | a bee-line across a field at 2;40 speed, and apparently uninjured. The fellow es caped. —The Florida Pevinmda has the follow ing incident: “ A short time since a gaunt tiger or panther entered the dwelling of Mr. Eli I*. Whldden, in Manatee county, and sprang upon a little daughter of Mr. i Whidden. The father rushed to the res-1 cue of the child, w.iereupon tin; panther re- ; leased the child and made at Mr. Whidden with such force that he was compelled to retreat. Mr. Whidden jumped out in the j yard and ran around the house with his as- 1 sailant close after him. He seized a broad j axe and attacked the panther, but the axe I flew off the handle and he was again com- j polled to retreat, but he finally reached a j foot-adze, and laid his enemy dead at his feet.” Miscellaneous. —Texts fur Sinners—Pretexts. —How to take a cold bath—Take it coolly. —There are 450 miles of sidewalk in Chicago. —Motto for chess-players—Act on the square. —A tale of thrilling interest—The rattle snake’s. —The Washington Life is governed by the laws of New York. —A Pennsylvania town has passed an ordinance against loafers. —Wanted —A fresh covering for the bells! that have pealed. —A logical fact—The mouths of Jrivers are larger than their heads. —'The students of the Naval Academy have to study and drill on Sunday. —lt is officially denied that a great Mor mon temple is to be built in New York. —"To enjoy a good reputashun,” says Josh Billings, “give publickly and steal privately.” —A prisoner was examined in court, and contradicted himself. “ Why do you lie so ?” asked the judge. “ Haven’t you a lawyer?" —Height of extravagance Getting yourself run over by a railroad just after you have bought your diary for j 1870. —An independent man is said to be one ! whoeanlive without whisky and tobacco, and shave himself with brown soap and , cold water and without a glass. —The man who was “ moved to tears,’ complains of the dampness of the prem ises, and wishes to be moved back again. —Where there is no Christian Babbath j there is no Christian morality ; and with- ; out this free institutions cannot long be I sustained. — Mr. Justice McLean. - “ i don’t think I can see to shave me without a light,” said Mr Quilp to Mrs. j the other morning. “ Oh, la,” she , replied, “I should think your face was plain enough to be seen anywhere " —The Buffalo Erpresn recently contained the following: AcHOcOsrSO! 11 The next day it explained it thus: It's easy—A c-elghty (cat) c-ought (caught), a r-oighty (rat)—A cal caught a rati Ain't It? —“ Go away,” said Muggins, "you can’t stuff such nonsense into me. Six feet in his boots! Bah! no man as lives stands more nor two feet in his boots, anu no use talking about it. Might as well tell me the man had six heads in his hat I" —By a deed recently recorded in Cleve-, land, Ohio, Maggie Mahon conveys to John Stanton Hu; undivided half of a cer tain lot of land “in consideration of the i payment by the said John Stanton of $5, ' anil his marriage to the grantor the day immediately alter this deed is made." —They have a base ball club in Den ver, of which a local paper says: “It takes three of them to pick un a hall, and then they quarrel seventeen minutes to see who shall throw it to the pitcher, when the pitcher finally goes after it himself, and gets his nose punched.” —A student was’under examination once at the College of Surgeons in London, I when a hypothetical case was submitted, I its various stages described, and the mode l of treatment required. At last came the ! crisis; “ Now, sir,”said Sir Astley Cooper, "what would you do?" "Sir,” replied the pupil of Esculaplus, “ I would send for you." —An English paper announces the ! death of the Vice-President of the Equit : able Life Insurance Company of London, 1 Mr. Ralph Price, himself a remarkable i instance of the benefits of Lite Assurance. j His own policy, originally effected for £5,- , (MX) ($35,000), at his death amounted to £25,000, (say $125,000.) Similar results ; are being attained by the Washington | Life. —The Whole Calf— “ Those boots were never made for me— They are too short hy half; I want them long enough, yon see, To coverall the calf." “Well sir,” said Watte, with stilted laughh, “Toalter I’ll not try —- They must, to cover nil the calf. He more than five feet high I" —A Chicago paper tells a story of elec tion night, which, it thinks, shows the en terprise of the young Ohicagoese. A party of boys were seen getting together the materials for a bonfire. When they were asked what was the news, they replied that they had none. “We don’t dabble in politics.' We build the tire so that when ! the news comes in, we can sell it to the ! side that beats!’ —A rather startling discovery in the ! geography of the Lake Superior region has been made by Professor Bell, who finds that Luke Nipissing, lying only thirty miles north of Lake Superior, and unno- ; ticed on some allasses, is probably larger : than Lake Brie or Lake Ontario. He had | traveled five hundred miles of its coast line when the approach of winter com pelled him to return to Canada, leaving ' the remainder unexplored. As Lake Nipissing runs into Lake Superior by the i Nipissing river, Lake Superior may lose its title of the Father of the Lakes. Personal and Literary. —Carlotta Patti was horn at Florence, Italy, in 18-fO. —Ex-President Johnson lias taken quarters at Washington for the winter. —As President of a Southern Life In surance company, Jeff. Davis will get a salary of $15,000. —Ho - who ■ drinks-a-quart-of-fire-water without-winking, is the name of an Indian chief out on the plains. —A Sun reporter is ready to take an affidavit that the face of the Cardiff giant was taken from a wax cast of the dead Napoleon. —General Sherman is a lineal descendant from Samuel Sherman, one of the founders of the colony of Connecticut, in 1635, at Weathersfleld. —Mr. L. R. Waring, who died recently in Richmond, Va„ is said to have given away in charity all ids earnings during 30 years, amounting to half a million of dol lars. —The Lincoln monument in Phila delphia will cost $32,000, and will bo ready for dedication soon. The statue is to he of bronze and is mow being cast iu Munich. —Jeff. Davis is said to be engaged in the preparation of a book, giving his version of the, political affairs in which he has figured so prominently. Ho has already collected a large amount of material, and its early issue may be looked for. —The Washington Shir reports that Mary Harris, who shot Adoniram J. Bur roughs, a clerk in the Treasury Depart ment, lias been discharged from the In sane Asylum cured, and is nmv employed in the Philadelphia Post Office. —Mr. Peabody, it is said, adopted a poor girl in Baltimore, and when she grew up offered her his hand. She con fessed that she loved a clerk in Mr. Pea body’s employ, and was married to (he clerk with Hie benefactor’s consent and bounty. —The convicts in the Maine State Prison were furnished with a turkey din ner on Thanksgiving Day, and were al lowed three hours’ recreat ion in one of the large shops, which they seemed to enjoy very much in talking, singing, jumping and dancing, without restraint. —The St. Paul (Minn.) Prenn describes the Irish priest “who furnishes brains to the insurrectionary movement at Red River," as a young man named O’Dono hue, a student or novitiate attached to Bishop Tache’sestablishment,at St. Boni face, about 22 years of age, fine looking, a man of ability, education and great de termination. Industrial. —The manufacture of glase eyes em ploys OOOjnen in this country. —A pretty girl of sixteen Macks boots in the New York City Hall Park. —An Edinburgh factory turns out 8,000 doses of chloroform every day. —Springfield, Mass., has spent the past year, the sum of $1,500,000 in erecting buildings. —For the next five years he who shoots a partridge in Pennsylvania will be liable to a fine of $25. —Cigar stumps collected from hotel floors are manufactured into fancy brands of smoking tobacco. —Brooklyn is to have a “co-operative kitchen,” or rather a public cooking simp established, where any family can order its meals and have them sent home, at a small advance on the cost of the raw material. —Mr. A. S. Fuller recently said, at a meeting of the Airorican Institute Farmers’ Club, that he never saw a country that did not contain, in some shape, all the elements of fertility required to make it productive, if Hie people knew how to make proper use of these fertilizing re sources. —A California correspondent of the Boston Journal , who lias eaten wheat bread at supper, Hie material for which was standing in the field at sunrise, says that when Hie grain is ripe it is often cut, threshed and put in the sacks the same day. Instead of the reaper, th "header” is now generally used. It cuts the straw midway, and its snath has a width neurlj double that of the reaper. With two headers and five wagons a larger thresh ing machine is kept running, and in tills way forty acres and I,5'M) bushels of wheat are harvested in a single day. Religions and Educational. —lndianapolis lias aj.lady Unlversalist preacher. —The first school house erected in Bath, Me., 1l 1794, is still used for its original purpose. —The Methodist Almanac reports 9 Bishops, 18,371 preachers, 11,093 churches, and 1,255,115 lay member*. —The new building of the Young Men’s Christian Association was dedicated a few evenings ago in New York city. —Three women students are in attend- ance upon the lectures of the medical college at Indianapolis, Ind. —The first Methodist sermon in Amer ica was pn ached a little over a century ago to a congregation ot five persons. —The Cincinnati Board of Education has forbidden the use of religious bonks and sacred songs as well as the Bible in the schools. —The Now York Methodists have bought a camp meeting site in New Uo- I cheile for $!10,(K)0, and will abandon the | old ground at Sing-Sing. —Here is a ministerial Joke, from the I Peoria (111.) Itrrusie : “ One of our city i ministers has been put in a parsonage that did not come up to the idea of what a | minister should enjoy. Becentlv he has been call eel upon to announce that there | would boa mite society at the ministerial dwelling. He said : ‘There will be a mite society on Thursday evening next, at the parsonage. The parsonage is a little, old, : tumble down building on street.’ j Some of the older ones of the congregation ■ took umbrage at. this, while the younger , ones laughed. In the evening the parson j was called upon to make the same an nouncement. After saying that the mite society would be held in the parsonage, he paused a moment, and then remarked: ‘On the ertrner of the street near my resi dence is a well, said well is covered over and clapboarded. It is unpainted and weather worn, but 1 wish to describe it so that none ot you may make a mistake and take the well for the parsonage. The mite society will be held in the parsonage and not in the well.’" The Boston Wonder. lIY .1. 11. F. WALK KB, M. I). I.v the course of his remarks the preacher mentioned the work which a young man in Boston, by the name of Cullis, was doing, and recommended his ex ample to the young men before him. “ lie was a poor, young physician," said the Evangelist, “ but in less than six years he Ims produced a Wonder in Boston, fully equal in importance and beneficial results to Muller’s Bristol Wonder in England, with which all Christians arc familiar.” At the sound of the name, Cullis— by no means a common one—l started; for, something like a dozen years before, in a New England college, I had a chum who bore that name—a modest, Christian young man, who was admired and re spected by all who knew him. Ho was from Boston, too, and was a physician 1 determined to see him, and learn the story of his life. The next day found meal No. 18 Ashburton Place, Boston, in the Doc tor’s office. He was at home, and knew me as 1 entered. 1 related my experience at Westboro’, and told him I had come to learn of his works from his own lips,and to pay a visit to the institution. The reader shall have the story as I got it : “ After leaving college I returned to this city and commenced the practice of my profession. 1 married a wife, and in four years she died of consumption. During my practice 1 was frequently applied to by both nu n end women who were suf fering from the same disease. In the ma jority of cases they were young girls, who had broken down in health running sew ing machines in our clothing stores, or who were engaged in some other confin ing, overtaxing, sedentary occupation. These came to me for advice, for medicine, and sometimes, when they had exhausted all their resources, (hey would look to me for food, clothing and a home. My heart was tilled with pity for them, hut being a poor man, dependent upon my practice for a support, I could do but little. At last mj wife was taken sick witli the same disease. I watched by her bedside and saw her life slowly go out. I told tier of the desire I had to assist those who were suffering and helpless, and she besought me to make the trial. I laid the whole matter before tlu: Lord, and asked Him to lit me lor the work, and open up some way, if it was his good pleasure, whereby it might he accomplished. 1 determined it should tie entirely ft work of faith; that it should be the Ijord’s doings; should tie his chari ty; and that 1 would never ask a dollar for its support from any man. My pKn was to provide a home for consumptives— those who Lad the fatal disease, and were unable to find a resting place to procure proper attention. Not only should there be rest for the body but comfort for the soul. The institution should he entirely undenominational, but the weary ones should have the opportunity of finding their way back to Christ. 11 For several years 1 supplicated the Lord for wisdom, strength, faith, and a clear purpose. I mentioned my plans to a sister and a few personal friends, and they gave me encouragement and such material assistance as they could, which was hut little. About live years ago 1 de termined to make a beginning, sol looked about the city for a suitable house, which should not lie too costly. I found one on Vernon street, and after telling the owner my plans and intentions, lie let me have it at a reasonable price, and was easy as regards the terms of payment. I soon discovered that the Lord helps those who help themselves; that it tvas only neces sary to make a beginning and assistance would come. J nought Hie house and commenced to nut it in order as fist as I was able, for I had determined never to go beyond my means, and to ask the Lord for everything which was needed. As I i prayed with perfect faith the gifts began 1 to come iu ; furniture was sent, provisions were given, men were found willing to i work at half price or for nothing, money came towards paying for the house, and before long it was paid lor, and was ready for tlie admission of patients. 11 My plan at first was i,o simply provide for homeless women. It was to he an absolute charity, free to all w ho needed it, of whatever country or religion. The I only condition of entering the house was that they should come under Protestant religious influences. But this plan war not broad enough for the Lord. My first bouse was soon full of women, and inon applied for admission. Then 1 bought the house adjoining, and resolved to turn all the proceeds of rny practice into the in stitution, as a Home for Consumptives. Men now applied to me for help, and I could not refuse them. Tw > more houses upon the next street were bought lor them, and in the court between the four I Lad a chapel fitted up, thus making five buildings all connecting with each other. “The work was still growing. Many of the poor fathers and mothers who died left little children behind them, and their great sorrow upon leaving this world was that their children were destitute and un provided for. I was implored to adopt them, and at last I resolved to do so. The result was I had to open an Orphan’s j Homo in connection with the establish ment, and another house was procured for j that purpose. Then it seemed desirable to have a school-room and a tract deposi tory, library, etc., and a place where the neighborhood could worship on Sunday, since the Home was in a part of the city destitute of churches. Ho another house was (anight for that object and fitted up, and a schoolmaster, preacher, and city missionary, combined in one person, was employed to look after its interests. All t hese houses arc now full, and the increase of patients is so great that I have been obliged to open another one, vhich is now being put in order as last us we obtain the means to do it" This was substantially the story of Dr. Cullis, told in a modest manner, with the distinct understanding that it was all the work of the Lord; that a dollar had never been solicited from any man for its main tenance; that all the contributions sent to it were voluntary and often anonymous. By this means alone is tho Boston Won der sustained. It has no agents; it in dulges in no advertising; it does no beg ging. It is the Lord’s work, and Ho is able to carry it on. Of course I could not leave Boston with out visiting this remarkable Institution, which is as yet so little known to the public. I found everything as described, amt my anticipations were more than re alized. None of the houses had been 'lined into hospitals, with long wards tilled with iron bedsteads; there was none of that air of sameness and vapid charity which is so cold and repulsive to sick peo ple in our American hospitals (they are introducing beautiful works of art in the English hospitals), and which I consider to be a sad mistake. The rooms for the patients were all neatly furnished, and adorned with pictures, illuminated texts of scripture, flowers, ami all those name less lit lie things which give a house the air of a home. The sweet influence of itself was very beneficial, and some sur prising cures have taken place in the Home. The sick ones are furnished with all the dainties of the season, such as fruits, melons, jellies, etc., for the people of Boston and the surrounding country love to send them in. Many bouquets ot wild flowers also come in from the coun try, shedding their sweet perfume upon the air. There are pleasant, faithful nurses in at tendance ; there are books to read; the cooking is done in the basement and served by dumb waiters throughout all the houses. Most of those who seek this Home never expect to leave it alive. Wo were shown a little room opening out of one side of tin' chapel, provided with grave-clothes. All around us, in all the chambers, were the dying. This was hut a halting-house before the grave. It was pleasing to learn that most of them wt nt to their long home rejoicing, having found a Saviour while under the influences of the Consumptive’s Home. After glancing at the apartments occupied by the women, I crossed l lie chapel and passed through the rooms filled with dying men. Most 'of them seemed very happy even while suf fering much. In the Orphan’s Home we saw the little children at play, as merry as if they were with their mothers. There was nothing of the Asylum look about tho place, and as most of the little ones lost their parents when too young to remember, they called Dr. Cullis father, and knew nodinerence. The children were of all ages, from the infant, In Us long white dress, to the hoy or girl of six or eight. They go to school like other children, do not have their hair cropped, are not dressed in a uniform, which proclaims their misfortune to the world, and they are not fed like little pigs from a common trough or kettle of soup. The idea is “ home," and lids they will have, the Lord willing, until they are old enough to be put out to work and care for themselves. Such is a brief account of the work being done In Boston by one young man.— Packard'* Monthly. George Peabody—ln Affair of the Heart. It has been contended by some of our ablest thinkers that the greatest amount of good done in the world lias been bestowed by bachelors. Whether this be true or not, we often wonder that many men, famous for their kindnejp of heart and generosity of disposition, should remain single through life. There is no more re markable case of this sort than that of the late George Peabody. It is said that In his history there is a romance that per haps lias never yet been made public. A Lumber of years ago, when Mr. Pea body was just entering upon his career of success, us a business man, in Baltimore, he met by chance in the street a poor girl who was laii a child, but whose pleasing face and gentle manner attracted his notice. Questioning her as to tier parentage and surroundings, he found her in every way worthy bis regard, and a (U subject for his benefaction. He at once adopted her as his ward, and gave her an education As she advanced iu age, her charms of person as well as the brightness of her intellect won the affections of her Ijcne factor. Through this relationship he had ample opportunity of watching her progress, and day by day lier hold upon his affections grew stronger. At length, as Ids ward bloomed into womanhood, though much her senior in years, .Mr. Peabody offered her his hand and fortune. Grati fully ap preciating his generosity, and acknowledg ing bet attachment for him as almost a father, she with crest feeling confessed tlm*. honor compelled her to decline the ace.- ptance of this, his greatest act of gen erosity, informing hersiiitor that her affec tions ha l h en given to another, a clerk in the employ of her benefactor. Though disappointed and grievously shocked, the philanthropist sent for Ins clerk, and learn'tig from him that the en gagement had been of long duration, Mr. Peabody at once established his successful rival in business, and soon after gave his benediction upon the marriage of his ward. This, it is said, was the first blow Ids heart reei ived, and it is possible that from mis episode came the inspiration that made the future of Mr. Peabody so universally, distinguished, and has rendered his name famous as a remarkable public benefactor. —New York Sun.