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m VANDERBItFS MOUSE.
How tiie Owmt of Two Hundred MNHone Enjoys Howe Lift. — Doors of Solid Btomo that Cost Forties in Themselves—Polished and Inlaid Floon that Remtnd the Visitor of Venice—The owner's Den. .W i*rt WmU. The (Hiobc ha* been pretty veil informed regarding the interior of Mr William IL Yanderbilt's kuwr. Still there w much ' that has been imrlwiMIn thone who hare written :>l>out it ths»t woukl be of quite as much interest to flw1 pwhSe, and ftrtkiiWhr the feminine |«rt. which wiv'njuirm in details of all the dainty little odds aud ends thai men do not uotice. The exterior of thi« almost |wlsi'0 is com |«ratively jdain and gixe*. Hat little indi<-a t-oii <4 what is to He mh'u inside, where liouud'tsw wealth ban Wo used with a pro tu.sion almost too lavish. The matti en trance to this house is one of the moot pleasant things about it aud it cooaiatffof a t large. square mom covered with atuincd abac and with glass walk and tiled floor. ' It is called a "vestibule." but it is large , enough for an ordinary house apd it woull ' wake a oteasant room were it uot what it'is . 1 here k no turniturv -ave one or two seats. Krow this open doors leading into Mr. 1 Yanderbih s honse on the south side and j to Mrs. Sloane <t house on the north The door owning into Mr Vanderbilt s j hou.se from this \«»tibule is of bronze and is the couuteriiart of the famous doors of the ' Lutheran church in Rome though it does ! not Ms-iu to rue a- large. It opens in the ! centre and each panel contains -.cenej from Bible history. Once inside this door the visitor is in a tiny waiting room, with : ]>oli.dud floor and two enormous vases for 1 coin pant. b rant thi- open* the grand opea hallwny. or vthaM^er it may be called. Thi.s iiiiuK-n.se room is square aud receives its light from the stained gtarts roof, as the .-irraitg* lueut of the opjier Hoors leaves this spaoa clear up to the rvof. The staircases ace at the western side of the room, aud, though wide and commodious. they look dwarfed in comparison with the other part* . of tho Louse. Above on each door is a ; fallen wbien eueircles each onea space, j giving access to the rooms and light below 1 This great salle has a polished door inlaid i with different colored woods and covered ' for the gr«-alcr ja»rt with a large Turkish car|»-i. and with laree Turkish aud Persian rugs iefore every door and before the enorm ous fireplace, which occupies nearlv one half the >outh wall of this room. Pillars support the gallery ail around the square, and besides two of them in front of the hall •loor stand two bruaae statue*. I forget i who thev rvpr»-seut. The prevailing tints ia this >alle arc dark maroon, copper, bron/e and gold, aud dark, neutral tints ia the carpeting. Without the light from above it would be gloomy and sombre, j The chimney i* a marvel of art an I i* j decorated with large bronze statues in half I relief, and the firepleace ia large enough to i hold «rvcra] logs of wood four or five feet i long. When the fire is burning the effect | must l>e verv handsome, as it would light up with Itrilliancy all the poli>hed metal to V seen iu every direction and would call to mind .some of the ancient homes in foreign land-. The PriTate Library, Standing id the centre ot tin* room a ne* view presents iI-*• 11* at e>ery turn. On the north side «r< the staircase and the door leading into Mr. Vanderbilt's privat-; library aud sitting-room* ihi the cast th large door give* * glimpse into the grand •aluii, the south into the dining-room and iuiu «t»» v"""v through that into the conservatory, which ad«l* a grace that only How«;r. can x'ue to *nv home. In this great hull haii^s two |«oriraits, lite-»i/c both—ont; ot* the late I'ommodore Vanderbilt and the other of th<* owner of the Ihhm, Win II Yanderbilt. Both arc >a»d to excellent likenesse.., hut it must I* admitted that the father wa> handsomer than the son is. The wide entrance t<> the graud parlor is hung with Gobelin tapestry representing an Arcadian scene, and the Ho.»r is covered with rich carpet of neutral tints, though rather light than dark. The only window which is in this room is large and hung with lac* curtain* with heavy draper, drawn W-k towards the sldis.* The wall ore I'Nuneilcd off, each panel l>eing filled with a f»rii > I«ps piece of aacient veKet cm broidery, »<>oim if it dont* in ijokl and so®. in odors now mellowed to oue harmonious tint. The ceiling is freacoed to present the tour seasons, in figures which I consider too large ft* the room, larje as it is, esjieciallv when the eye talk from them to the exceed ing delicacy and beauty >4. the hangings and of the objects of art and even the fur uishing of the room. In each corner of the front* of the parlor i* a mirror, tall and narrow, which w framed'in a frame made up of glass cut in facet*, which must throw out light hire dia -uonds when the rooms are illumined at ti^ht On the wot side of the ]iarlor wall on each side the doer stands a cabinet of •notfc*rof-pearl and gilt, each of them four feet high and nearly six feet long. They are shaped like halves of a circle, the Hat ■iide against th* wall. The furniture is of tatin brocade, approaching copper in color, and of the most . legant modern-ancient style. in th« centre of the par lor' stand two gla.sa cane*, oue containing a figure of the ,'oddetMi of Fortune on her wheel, dispensing bar golden gifts. This figure in all us about two feet high, of ivory and carved entirely from one tusk. It is exquisitely done. The other case contain- a uumber of curi ou> and rare articles, such as articles of jewelry of auckni m»k \ and each having a historr. There in a necklace, a couple of brace two or three lockets of rare work manship with historical portraits inside, several jewelled daggers and other small arm*, all picked out ami fretted with gold, and several ancient snuff-boxes, all of them giving the behoUler au almost irrefutable •retire to learn tAeir Histories. I h. ro •degant bron/.e and gilt ornameuts iu inanv I>laces in thia room bat too many to part' cnlarize. The whole aspect is gleam and glow of gold and crystal, with copper, bronze and silver besides. Yandrrttiit'* Own Kouiu. More to wj quieter taste in the private •itting-room ot'Mr. William H. VntMiertylt, on the left ot this parlor. U» ri' all js coil ;.'rwn, in color ana tint, and a «,niet. repose ful feeling in engendered on entering. Here the i»rt-8t railnmd magnate -its iu his loved seclusion. and probRHI? smokes his reflective after-dinner pipe. A iarre table stands in the middle ot' the room with a paper-knife, weights m>d two or three other little trities on it, aud ihore aiao lie- a large pile of un opened letters A plain eboay writing de*k stood open in one corner of the room, with pen. iuk and papers about, just as it* he had risen ha*tily and gone away with the intention of returning immediately to finish his work. On« window pi res a view of Fifth avenue and makes abundant light. Kasy arm-chairs stand a'»out as if for every day use aud everrthing is delightfully com fortable and re*tnd. In one corner of the room is a stand of hooks aad another holdt* a talde covei>-d with articles too numerous and also tooarti-tic to ui<*tiua separately. Just above thmie hangs a p-m il drawing, very long and very narrow, br Alma Tade mi, and below that a velvet frame contain ing .small medallion* painted on ivory after the pictures painted by the artists them- 1 selves, of Titian. Raphael. Da Viaci and Ctiudo In another place are tho»e of Rubens, Van Pvck, Collins. Durer and Carlo I)olci, also from originals. . There are also many other jaintiars ia this room and the library, all wortay of; notice by lovers of art, but of which per force I must leave the mention for the present There are several large vase* of rare and coetly porcelain and btoaze iu this room, but it is not overloaded with ornaaent*. Tie library u back of tkij room and U ' ft' liglted onlj by a window which give* into J the large %e^UbuJ«. and what light rvavh** j it from Mr. Vanderbilt's own room The j furniture is sj>an>c. but exceedingly com- ; fortable. and in the window stands a large | revolving globe. Above the chimney is a long mirror, and along.in front of ii arv t placed no end of littla Dresden figures. not more than four inche* high, aud they look oddly out of place in thin room, devoted to . the use* of* man who U supposed to hare i bio mind so occupied with weighty MibjccU. 1 1 he sillv, ituHiit' little fact's and meaning less am ilea and smirks ou their |»iuV and ( white countenances would drive me iasane if I had to look at them often, but IftrbaM it is a relief, after the caret* aud worries of ' Wall street, to see theiu and to think that these little C&girs niusf have b(M modelled Ce time or other frfvni people who were ng. handsome aud liappy and who had no care for money. j One hates to leave this room so fraught j as it is with the presence of a man so nn- . porta nt as its owner,but the pretty -Japanese ' parlor at the south corner of the house U waiting its turn. Here the builders have determined to givo a thoroughly uutioual character to the room, which is even ceiled 1 v.ith bamboo rods. Kfery thing, with one or two exception-., is Japanese, and th<*se exception** are that there is some pottery in ( one .corner that never saw Japan, though it ia rare aud aluiu-t priceless, and a figure of a boy lying lazily at full length upou a table on his stomach with his heels in the air. i The table* here arc ot Japanese make and an* devorated in their )<ccuUar style of art. and covered with black saliu table cloths richlv embroidered iu silks, and gold j and silver thread.-. Itnpossible birds fly on the .mrftces and fish sue as nevers*utn in the sea are embroidered with a brilliancy and beautv iiuw*c*slble to describe Ihc ' walls and windows are hnng with flue painted split batnbuo and straw hangings, and two magnificent ebony cabinets are full to overflowing with enrios aud Japanese potteiv. Severalgrcal1 troupe >nse- stands a'»out with horrible dragons looking like the j wildest imagining td a ravin/ lunatic ot an ; artist delirious with opium, and other things wherein <|U»int and grotesque fancies had the ascendancy in the j«r iditeer'w mind, and some ot'pretty''but silly women s faces. In short thi- rotna transput ed the beholder into Japau and tIt** charm was real until broken by a gli mpsc into the immense din ing-room that is like that of sonie old castle iu feudal times. The ceiling is frescoed in a liuutiug scene in the dining-room. The floor is covered mostlv by a large Turkish carpet, ami the prevailing color is dark, rich brown. Around two sides of the room are glass , eases containing the dishes and plate off j which the millionaire aud his family eat. The glimpses caught here aud there show 1 chiua of the rarest kind, each article a work of art in itself. The plate is t<a> ; numerous and too fine to mention in detail, as also, indeed, arc the porcelain and j other dishes. There stands one table onlv j in this immense room of curved dark wo h(. A large si Jeboard i- at thewesi en I of th*-* | room and two large windows give light j Several handsome pictures also add thei.* charm to make this a cheerful place, bat ii : seema to n»e that if it were my h.»:uc I * should want a -mall* r diuing-room for us • when there were none but our own famil'. j i This is too large. From the dining-room yon cross the great j ' hall again, going westward towards the j ! i>iet ii re galleries and conservatory. Ifcdow, I in the ljasemcu% are the kitchens aud the store-rooms and cellar, all fitted up ou a scale as solid and thorough as all the rest : of the house, the kitchen being resplendent with a great shining range ami a perfectly ravishing row of jiolislwd copper and other utensils of which it is but candid to admit i that 1 don't know half the names or uses. All the private rooms of the family are | upon the second floor, and all are, as may . be understood, as handsome as unlimited mean- could make litem, wiihthis addition, that woman reigns supreme in then1 and womanlv fancv has added huudreds ot ' tittle graces aim rennemenrs wntcn gnu me 1 refitted gold we read of and reuder this almost too splendid home a sweeter place than its manifold lieatttie.s alone could give ! «*■ QUEER FACTS AND HAPPENINGS. A Sew Albany tirm givos every i eth customer (In- amount of hi.-, purch ise. ! The plan takes well. "I have huricd six family physicians, airl I still live," said Col. (•••urge L. Perkins, «»t Norwich, Conn, lie is !*t». The 11-year-old daughter of George Wil heliu, of Lima, (>., jumped the rope 2.*>0 times and fell unconscious. She lay in that condition for twenty days before she die!. An enormous tree on the farm of Janus Reese. near Mountain Creek, Ga., was washed by the late Hoods sixty feet fro n its place and is left standing npright. Foli age still covers it John I.owell, of Wessington Springs. l>a kota, was to be married on the liUth ult., but on that day he was compelled, uuaidci, to bury his atEanccd, her whole family having the diphtheria, and the neighbors to> much alarmed to assist. A tourist in Montana traveled eight days ami nine nights in the direction indicated by a linger hoard, which read. Six miles to Miles Cttv, t>etbre he reached that place. | Then he learned that the sign had been carried olThy In. as. :m*l >tuck up where he saw it. A retnarkaMc ease of change of color is exciting the medical men of Sauta Barbara, Cal. Four years ago a man named Pina was of very dark complexion. White blotches Wgan to a|»pear on his skin, and now he i* its white as any man, save on part of his face and handk <!. L I'ecord, of Vickstwrg, has an odd J strawberry patch in which tne plants are vi-rv prolific. He bored holes in rows around a hogshead at regular intervals of six inches, tilling the hogshead with earth, and set a strawberry plaut in each one of the holes, besides putting a nntuher ot plants on top. There are one hundred plants growing from the sides of this novel garden. Some of the berries are ripe and nave attained gyat siie, one measuring three inches in t ircumference. W ho He «»». (1^ H-uLt •Ouiux do»n to Washington, ehf in quired a passenger patronizingly of a com won looking man who had politely r*qi>-at *><1 permission to occnpy half hi.-* sent "til*! visit to the Capital. 1 suppose*' "No, I live tVrc." "•lli. clerk in one of the departments. I presume?" "No." "No! Salesman in a store* "No." '"May I inquire what is your business *' "Certainly, sir My name is Kolger, and 1 am Secretary of the Treasury.*' W hj the v«» a<r Sioux are sh«I. Afar*. It would mviii to b* ai>out time for the Sionx to go on the war-'path again. We we by tin* papers that Ada Gray is plaving I "Caaiille" np along the head-water* of the Missouri river in Dakota. LES ETOILEsT ' A -ilvut rlrvle rings the sea Thr tubbing wave* the only sound— A *|«irk that «hui«-. like a star at night. "Mi-Kt the jjlnrr of stars In the »UU profound. i A .loud of lin k smoke I'linih* the »ky l.ik>' a trailing |»-unon w.^tward set, ' Ami vhirUtl hmk wt^lwin). font to sight. 1- Iho tiny Miiuke of a<.i«uretlf. ; Two'trfciit eye*, that drink the star* » In a pMiiialrw rum, like lb* depth* of the m<o ; I i.'«*iptivf, nnaifaering, *peakiug for naught, Tht- h'»riitt>ii> that change, the ubrfct-watehe* thav I * A star that hwma in the zenith'* height S«» far below, in the ocean dark— Smiling and quirer'ne on erery ware— The tiny gleam of the burning spark. ' Ami it» own rrSeelion qulrtn ami «mile And ri<*» up from th< ifcf tfci •» ttr lb shining star-king fall from imvtn, To he quenches Hke a burning brand ia the v». A Mack, Nank wave, that »olien toba; The Mark bnlk Henri* Its Wart in twa'n >«r tbr bright i eAectiaa that i 17 t* tuSrea-t. Aud it losrd as lUawn. aou ttatore in rata. ; The Orient ereaStill nirrav th# nigM. But tber drtaai of the Waat. not an Eaatern tan I A stalely ftrura rahad in white— Twv ftmiotXe tip m • MMtll Umi. iwlV fflPfltia. The Strange Story TfM by the Last of the Negro Auctioneers. Nine Thousand DjUars for a Pretty Quad- I roon—Tte Underground Rail road--Slaves lost and Won at Poker. MtwUr HrraU, "'Vmi sir. so far an I know, and 1 think I * know all about it. I'm the be>t living repre sentative of the profession—the last man alive in the United States who made a busi- ' nesss of celling niters from the auction j block. Fm 72 yean old now. and I guess my time has nearly come." Thus -poke old Jack Campbell as lie filled his gins* for the fourth time at a Broad street Uir, and leanisi back against the counter to open up his budget of reminiscences. "I went into the slave auction business in ltv&5, and never quit until the war broke out. I have gold niggers in Baltimore, Richmond. Charleston, Savannah, Louisville. Mobile, New Orleans, Memphis and all along in the other tow ns of the South. I don t blow my own truuifH't—you know that on their own merits modt.-t men are «luui1>—but I can say that Jack Campbell had the reputation for showing tip the good |>oints of a 'buck or a 'wench' and drawing out bids that made him in demand wherever then- was a big >aie. "The iwgger tru d«> have made me travel .100 miles to run off a lot for them, and tliey |>aid uie my own jirice for my work. "How many have Isold? I was iu the business >ome twenty-five years, and I guess I always handled ."<00 or ilOO a year. ' I've had l'lenty of Queer Experience*. as you call them,"' be coutinued, utter he had wiped his lips with a nobby white silk handkerchief. "Lung as you usk about it. I remember tbe biggest money I ever got for a nigger was $!>.000 for u pretty quadroon wrench that I sold in Louisville n'»i»ut .VJ ur '515. She was only 1h, and was ul<flut as white as you or me, and her two children had light curly hair. Her iua>ter lived down near Bowling Green, and though he. didn t want to part with her. he wit* so down in his luck that he had fc> .-*•11 her. I heard, too. that his wife swore | that nigger must leaxe the plantation or she j would go home to her family. My instrnc- j tiois> were uot to take less than $f>,0U0 for the girl, and I was to get a big percentage on all over that ;so when they put her ou the j block I talked her up for all she was worth, j ' There were more thau twenty men bid- | dins' for her, and the fellow that got her for $!>,000 was a rich and gay young bachelor from Tennessee, who happened to be in the city on a spree and was attracted by | curiosity to the sale. He was a little j drinkv. mid wasn't caring auvthiug for hi> deems. II'- was so set on having the girl I ; belie\e he would have given $'.'0,00(1 for ■ her. if anybody had bid her up that high. He carrii-d her home that day, and I ain't j going to tell you anything more about him • than than that he made a big name in the j Southern army and was Killed at the Head of Hi» Soldier*. '"One of this woinaifs children by her j first master lives in a Massachusetts town now, and is a rich man. There isn't a sign j of Mack Mood in him. "Have you sold many of such people?" 'Plenty of likely girfc, from chocolate color up to nearly white, and got from I $3,000 to (6,000 apiece for cm. There al- j ways was a goou market for that kind of ! stock. No, it didn't come from any pa'rticu- j lar place in the South. You could find it t everrnneic u -i j i», Southern gentlemen took an interest iu it. sir, aud no decent master would let one of those girls marry a black man. Th0v were superior i>cople. sufierior people.' "Which were the best markets? ' "New Orleans, Louisville, Charleston aiid Baltimore used to be nliout the same I till the cussed black Abolitionists ffot to j running the niggers North by the under ! ground railroad. After tluit it was always !a little dangerous to do business iu Balti more or Louisville for fear the Yankees would steal them across the Pennsylvania j lir.e or the Ohio River. i "I l>rought six blacks to Baltimore once i on inv own account, and put 'em iu the pen at the corner of Eutaw aud Camdeu streets, | to wait for a sale. Two got loose that, very riiyht. and that was the last I ever saw of i them. Of course they got over into Penn j svlvauia, lwt thev never could have dime it j without somebody hcljied them, for they had come clear from North Carolina. They were worth $1,500 apiece, aud I was clear $;> 000 out of pocket. There was'a nest of inlerual Quakers up at a placc called Chris j tinna in this State, and thev were always ; It*'kin' out to I Kob a Man «f Hi* Hoim-ht t'ropfriy. ' Another time a nigger rau away from me at Newport, Ky., aud got to rim-iuuati. | I went across the river and found a friend* ' of mine who kept a placo where I had played in a good many thousands of my j hard earned dolkin. I told him I wanted his help to get the uutu hack, and. says he, Mack, if you ain't a tool, you'll let that j ny>ke go. It mightn't be healthy for you to raise a row here over one nigger, cause i (tie nigger lovers are bosses here.' He was ! u sensible man. and I t<x>k his advice. "This was in '3H, tfhd after that I didn't j do any more business on my own risk so clo>e to the North. The last sales weye i made in Baltimore and Louisville in 1*61, | but for five or six years previous New Or ; leans was our best market. "Maybe it ain't any nse telling people so i but the hardest masters on the slaves were : the Yankees who had settled in the South or had come there as overseers. I never ' saw one of them that wouldn't break up a j a family when he wanted to sell. I had to ' deliver two tidd hands once at a plantation ; three miles out from Milledgeville. I was j marching them aloug the road, and one ; turned as quick as a dash and knocked uic j down liefore I knew what be |was doing, j Ihey started to run. butl drew on them and brought one of them down with A Bullft In Hi* Hack. He wasn't badly hurt, but after 1 gut them up to th<' plautation the one I shut was laid ui> for three weeks, aud cuss me if the man who lutd liought him didu't offer to sue me j for the loss of his services, after I had saved his nigger for him. That nuyi was a Yau | kee squatter, and there was plenty more just as mean as him." "I suppose there are not many signs left j of the slave trading days?" ' More than vou'd think unless you knew* ! where to look for them. Go into any Southern hotel that was built before the war and ask them ito let you go down into thecellars See if you don t find there the old cells where the servants of travellers were phut np at night. The Baltimore Custom Honse was once a hotel, and there are more than two dozen cells under it now. Ben O'Hara's slave jail in that city is still I standing on Pratt street, although it has [ been turned into a beer garden. And through all the larger cities in the South the old retiidentei^ could show you the private pens." "When did yon last sell a negro?" "Going down the Mississippi from St. Loau to New Orleans on the veamcr Star of the South in May, 1861. I was getting out of the South, for things were getting too hot for me there. A fellow who was taking some niggers to a plantation he owned in Arkansas got cleaned out in A little Ganir of Draw, and put two of'em np on a small straight. They were scoop*-d In bv a man who had three deuces and a pair ofjacks, and as he didn't want them, he offered them for sale. ' Pretty mnch everybody on board know me. and I was called to ask for bids. They were two as good young bucks a° ever yon saw, and I only got f 1,600 for both. When the war had brought business down that low I thought it was time for me to drop out of it, and I did." I "I hare heard it said that the stories about letting slave* over ■ gambling table are *11 lie*..' "You ju#t take aid Jack Campbell s word for it that it is trnf. I've travelled tfaa Mi^oirvippi a hundred tune* beiore the war, and held a hand in many a game where nipgtri right on hoard were the stakes. Ml and I've won some of 'em. too. and lost 'em again.'1 Arretted ia Section*. AVv York turn. Policeman Bischoff, Robert Green, a draf mute, who had n peculiarly short coat, and a small dog of uncertain breed filed into the Jefferscn Market police court yesterday morning. The j>nliceman deposited a bun dle on Justice Smith's desk. " What is that?' asked the Justice. The policemau unwrapped the bundle and displayed a j>air of coat-tails. 'Well?" said the Justice. "They belong to him." said the police man. indicating Green, who bowed to the Justice. • How did thevget detached?" •"Bum did it."' ' Who Is Bum?"' ' Bum is our dog. Here Bum, come up and testify." The do/ jumj ed on thj plat lorm before the Justice, wagged his tail, and barked. ' How did rt happen, officer?"' "This man is jn the habit of getting drunk even- Saturday and annoying his ■eighbors in West Houston street. Al though he can't hear or talk, he can bellow like a bull. He was full ' as a goat last night, and was running amuck in Houston street. T attempted to arrest htm, and he ran away. Bum was with me, and lit out after him. Bum got his coat-tails aud then I got the man." Justice Smith wrote tb'n on a piece of paper and handed it to Green: 'The officer sap you were drank and disorderly." Green wrote below the Justice's writing: ' It is not true." More correspondence followed: ' Were you ever arrested before?" "Fined $10." ho will pa . fi* my coat-tails?" The J untie** shook his head and Green wa* led out. SOME MODERN ALLEGORIES. A S1I«*U« «* S«-lil For. A g«sld<-u-hairvd Silence put it* head in at a door. • "Did you send lor me ?" **1X course I didn't," replied a man iu a long apron. "A messenger l*»y said someliody along here wanted t<» see uie." "Well, Ova nl me; I am a barber. Mny be it was the inercliaut next door. 1 heard hiui say lie was going to quit advertising. \n Important Krrmiil. A liali -looking Vigor was seen running through the streets of New York at a break neck pace. ' Hi-re," said a imlicetuuu, '1 presume \ou ve stolen soiui thing." '"Ob. no, po. Let me fro quiek, quick." "What's your frightful hurry?" "Why, you we, there's a delegation of Western Democrats going up to Grnmerry Park, and if I don't get there before they do there'll be the very ueuce to pay." Tin* I'pwnril T»inleticy. A very small Speck was climbing up the milky way one moonlight night. "Ah. tny little fellow, where are you from?" asked the Big Dipper. "Me? I'm from a grocery store down on earth." "How do you come to be away up here?'1 "Oh. I've boen getting higher and higher year after year; and smaller and smaller too.'' "That's funny. Who areyou? ' "I'm the bottom of a strawberry 1h>n." CURLS AND CRIMES. The^tieei. takes mi hour at :i m«-.if. I in Kiighind wear cut(> lmngles tik«* tftf '.'tl l*. "Mil r*-lt« >»» K llll^tn !<• Iitiux !t, i limits arc piinj!' ""i- IIor.-c.» will eon i tinue to wear their hack hair hanged. Ladies will wrar j»lu«r»« on tli»*ir heads i.i ridinjr. Ijiit not under them. There is not otic French woutau anion; J tbc Mormons nt Suit Lake. 1 >:iIliin.if drcs.-e> will have the scarlet feve.1 tlii.s <ea>on in color. I miv 1 *>1» ' on ton women arc in despair, j The Knglish fellows cnwnt dnwncc. - An old ladv died last week who leave* 12.' children of three generations. hut ^h » i tiewr painted a ]>lac<|iie. White mulls are to he worn, hilt alinos' I everybody makes n nmll of it in something. Chinese fans arc going out. Cortuiuly. ] The Chinese must go. Oriental ideas in dress are coming in. I They will look lovely iu tlie dog days up in your l)cd-room. American roses look nobby in Alpine j hats. NOVELTIES IN MEN'S WEAR. I Cuffs are much smaller. i Collars are straight and uot so high. Cambric neckties may be worn all day. I 'White hats are worn with very wide brims. Old gold is the prevailing color in under i garment^. Percale shirt-fronts arc worn with white I linen collars. Handkerchiefs are figured with Honors, I horses, whips and titiy boats. (•cranium or variegated sacks, from I Derbyshire, ars stylish and will l»e much I worn. Too .Mil II) I Cook*. fSri f to it Sritftt. We do not deny the treasures of our libraries nor the world-wide collections of the daily press. We wish «lot the nun of civilization to go back upon the dial, but are we the happier or the wiser for it ? At least, were our tastes or our intellects nn gratificd before? Certainly not. The mind, like the mill, can only convert a cer tain quantity, and is burdened and clogged with excels. Hobbes said, ' If I had read as many books as some other men 1 should know as little." And Souther, in the librarv of the British Museum, exclaimed, "Had I utnHied in this place I should have boon too detracted by all this literary wealth to bring any one subject to perfection." A Terribly Warning. Krnlwky &alf Jov ntnJ. ' Did you see this shooting?' asked his Honor. "Yes, si*; 1 did." "Well, how was it?1 "Well. Judge, this gentleman and 1 were going along and the voting man who was shot was whistling 'Sweet Violets,' when, suddenly remembering himself, he ex claimed, 'Shoot me!' And my friejid, being a very obliging person, shot him." "And are you sure the innn was whistling 'Sweet Violets' at the time?" "Yes, Judge." "The prisoner is discharged.' He t°r«rril No Kor. .(riitiwor Trartilrr. The memory of a drunken man is some- j times striking alive. A well-known citi zen stood in a barroom attempting to induce every one to drink. Very naturally his war experience soon came up, and with that chet-t-swcll of pride which ever cnaracterizes the o'd soldier, he said: "I fought seven battles during the war, and ain't afraid of no man.'' "Come on and go home," remarked a friend, taking his arm. "No, 1 won't go home. 1 fought seven battles, and I ain't afraid of no man, but I won't go home. 1 am a married man.'' LAUUHTER AND DEATH. Tlx-rr is aw laughter in the natural workl Of beast, or fixh, or bird, though no sad doubt Of their futurity to them unfurled Hs« dared to cheek the mirth-compelling shout. The lion roan his wleran thunder out To the sleeping wooda. The eagle srreaaM hercry. E»on the lark must train a serious throat To hurl his Mwt dr&aore at ikiik;, Fear, Ang»r, Jraloumj harafouad a voice: Lore's pais or raf t«r» the brute tmai swell; Naturv has symbols for her aoble Joym. ' Her nobler sorrows. Who had oand foretell That oolT maa. br some «ad tnoekery, I Shvuldl«arn to laugh who learns that hemust dW —JYofwi. THE MYSTERY OF THE LAKES. • *:.«*>« .■ •• ■■ 4* **#*' A The Charnal House at the Bottom of a New York Lake. Submerged Volcanic Craters in Which Thousands of Grinning Skeletons L<« Concealed—A Subter ranean River. iW lVt Sn». "If' vou arc ever drowned in Cavuga l.ake, jour friends need not go to tlic- expense ur trouble of dragging the lake tor your l>ody. for they » never find it." » This was the cheerful reinnrk made bjr a resident of Ithaca, who has a taste for geo logical research, and who has indulged it during the |«ast few years in investigating the l>ottoiu of.Csjuga l«akc. • •'From all I have liecn able to discover," said lie, ' the bottom of Cayuga Lake is a series of large ojtenings and cavities, many of them resembling the craters of extinct volcanoes. 8ou»e of these arc a hundred feet in diameter, and are all surrounded by raised rims, like the sides of n milk pan. These craters, as I believe they are, lie al different depths, or, rather, arc of different (■eighths. Their depth I have never l>een able to sound, although I have lowered Many Uumlreil Feel of I'lumh IJne into them. They are undoubtedly fathom less, and have become receptacles of the bodies of the hnndreds of persons who are known to havo been drowned in the lake during the past half century, and of t ho un doubted thousands of people killed in the fierce battles that were frequently waged on the chores of the lake between hostile trilies of the original people, years before the j white man »|>|K-arcd on this continent. j it *\a> in Cayuga Lake that the wretch Rulloff lowered the 'todies of* his wife and child enclosed in a che-t, after he had rcur deni ilt them, I went \ vear> afai. The weeks ha: were spent in dragging for the chest ^ wn- time thrown away, for it had sunk into the mouth of one of these dead volcanoes, and. if it is not sinking yet, is no doubt floating about in The Hottoiulens l><*l>tlio where, in the ages past, fire and smoke and ashe* where the dominant elements. ' Within forty years between two and three hundred jiersons have been drowned in Cayuga Lake, to recover the remain* of whom the grappling iron and drag have beeu used industriously, but in vain. If it | were |«ossiMe for one to make the rounds of this lake's craterlike bed, he .would, beyond a doubt, encounter hideous chnrnel houses beyond number—caverns wherein thousands of grinning skeletons have found their own sepulchre, subter ranean catacombs without end. Water taken from a depth of ;>00 feet in Cat nga Lake—which must have been from one of these cavities—is strongly charged with sulphuretted hydrogen, nitrogen, carbonic acid, und the carbonates of lime, potash, soda, and magnesia. "Cayuga lake has a'so A Mysterious Ttd it Mot ion. It is irregular in its o •cnrrcncc, but \ery decided. The phenomenon has been known to appear twice a year, and then two years or more have elapsed between its periods The wafer frequently recedes fifty feet. The ebb is gradual, but the tlood tide comes in with considerable force and rapidity. Thi* phenomenon is also noticed on Senec Lake, which is divided from Cayuga by th high Seneca county hills The surface o Seneca Lake is sixty feel above tjiat o Cayuga Lake, but I believe its bed is of th same remarkable character. Seneca Laki rises and falls as much as three feet dtirin the time of its tidal commotion, which i also irregular in it> jm rinds. '1 belie*e there is a subterranean live running from Lake Siijm rior.through Lake Huron and Michigan, under Lake Kric an rinjit.viiitf into l.iAe Ontario. There i« no other way in wliU'li to K.\|>laln Orlnlii >l>»leri<'» connected with our great lakes. The stir face of l.iihe >»ii|ierior i« ii'miuI <!."»•> fee above ti«l.\ while ii» bud i* 200 left Wo» tide level. I,ill e Huron's surface if .<0 feet below that of Superior's, and its bod is about 011 a level with Superior's. The sur face of Luke Michigan is about 000 feet lower than Lake Huron's, and its lied is sunk a corresponding distance to the level of the other two lakes. Lake Erie's sur face is nearly as high as Lake Michigan's being 5fi5 l'eet above tide, but its bed is also above tid<*. being ItoO feet higher than the ocean level, consequently its bed is 250 feet higher than those .of the lakes al>ove it. Lake Ontario'?, surface is the lowest of all the great lakes, being less than 500 feet above tide, but its bed is 2<>0 feet below the occa. <>r about the same level as Michigan, Huron and Superior. To that is a con tin> ons iii 11 from Lake Superior to Ontario, and all the outlet that the upjier lakes have that i- known is the comparatively insignifi cant 1'etroit river. That stream never can ■ are tor all of that great pressure and volume from above and the theory of An I'lidernromid River, s.14*11 as I mentioned, seems to me most rea sonable. All the St. Lawrence fishes are !ak< n in everv one of the lakes but Lake Kric. Why'? Because they follow thj* course of the subterraneau stream, passing 300 feet beneath the I mi t torn of Lake Erie, and enter the waters of the up|>er lakes The great lakes above Lake Eire have an occasional flux and reflux of their water. corresjKinding with ocean tides save in reg ularity. "The subterranean river, according to my theory, liecomes occasionally obstructed by great obstacles that are constantly moving down from the lake bottoms Then the channels of outlet aie insufficient to carrv •iff the great volume of water, and tliey are da hi ined back, and the lakes rise. Finally the.«e oM ructions ari' swept ;iwav bv the i." rcsistible pressure, the river flows naturally once more, awl the damnied waters subside. That is the whole mystery of the rise and fall of the tides In the great lakes." I.ikM l.«*t In On a Com mere in I Hrrrrt. l*titabvnj 1 'hroniHt. What the reporter Mked: "—?—?—?—7" Wlmt the hank director answered. "—!—! !—!" What the public learned- "—(U—0— 0—II. THE PYRAMIDS. Full iii.uiv an nnt««v liath mortal man St-iii ««> tlie *kio*. The iflorv and Of rimxir trnpto, iml the (Hilhir »plr»->. Offeringoi Iwaul), tuv-tic, multiform, Karth's varied aspirations turned towtou. That spoke, tlioiiWi silent. All safe tho*> ha\c . told The story of the senders. llellas tell< A mmw that reveal- her|>coplr*« lxart. And luuil« down to the woiidei int -ntiirW Tb<- stor) her inyanet and her it 'h In HrmityV deathless tuition. ■*" TiriM erred Hath hi<l ui> i*e in carved symbol* . j.t Thf (iwcsuflhe wMl; multitude, , And Him who held all «*in1bo»d perfected In t<ne <iml Manhood. Kjvpt iu these pile* •Skid a'.l sin had to *) au-i (loard tljt p.v Her Offering ii our lensou: "Hold tTy^ace, Nor let the world participate and mar ! Tt'ie »<nt»thou snouhUt keep for llraven alotm. —(lurk* H. Butcher, in the fspeetatnr. BETTER THAN Government Bonds! TIIE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY Ol tbc L nited State*. U«ue» a plain and id tuple con tract ol insurance, Irtv (mm technical and burd.n ntiic ix>nditk>u<, and indisputable alter three years from its dat'-. Tbe Society ipw« to par erefj in disputable policy Immediately on receipt of aatuiac torr proofa ol the death, an4 ralid release of the claim. By the prompt payment, the beneficiary of an Eunitable Policy la not only aared from the annovinj; delay of months which many hare experi enced In their dealings with other companies, bat re ceives pecuuianr relief as quk-kly aa U tbe amount of the insurance had been invented in a bond ol tbe (iovernincut ol the United States. C. 3V. HALEY, AGENT, 1125 Market HU WketUig. W. Va.) _J*5 Justices and Constables. k LLKWW OF BLAK1C8 FOR Jl'tfTlCKr. OF jt\ the Peace and Chnstoblca bow ob hand \nl fwr Sale at the RBunut oAct. f * PHY OQQ99. STONE & THOMAS. * Our Whole Stock ol] DRESSGOODS AT / COSTI To reduce our stock on ac} count of the lateness of the season and having an immense stock on hand we will offej some GEAND BARGAINS! ALSO 40 Rolls ol GarpSi A'l Wool Ingrains, reduced from 80c. TO 75c. Lace Curtains JN Elegant Patterns A Nl» LOW PRICES' STONE & THOMAS. I injfJ INSURANCE. JGT>A ! Fire and Marine Insurance Company. of w.va. (Kiilalili-bitl iu CAPITAL .... $100,000. - OFFICE, NO. 131.1 MARKET STREET. Thi-> company insure* all dencrlption* of property .iKuin»t low or damage by lire for (onif or short time on tlic ino*t favorable term*. J*.itix>D«KO of the public respectfully solicits I. UIRhXTOlW: Wm. R. Simpson, C. W. Seahritfbt, | .1. K. MiCornicy Peter Welly, I Christian Hesn, R. W. Haxli'll, R. A. McCahe. OFFICERS: I WM. R. SIMPSON, PreMilcnt. R. A. Mi<'ABE, Vice President. J. C. OUR, Kecretarv, FRANK A. WEBEh. Agent. W-frr-n American Insurance Company, OF WHEELING, W. VA. OFFICE, I :t 1K Market St. (Over City Bnnk). 4. DIRECTORS. John M. Rronu, Alex. Idling, J. F. Pan II. John Frew, J. A. Miller, A. D. Seamoa, < «€•*>»ye Wise, J. A. MILLER, Pn*iili-ftt. JOHN FREW, Vice PwmiIoiiI. ' I'. 1!. IKlBRINs. Secretary. I), (i. MORGAN, Solicitor. In-upf against l.~» or damage lie fire H<m»<-hoM t •<*«!>, Mercantile, Manufacturing rami property. •J! "Patronage respectfully soliiitM. mr7 SERMAN EIRE INSURANCE COMPANY OF WHEELING, W. VA. I OroaniVW in 18»>7.) < npllal Fully l*nld I p. • *100.00# .Ihm**, ... - 1 H.I, 000 DIRECTOR/*: Win. F. StiM, August Rolf, Anion Reytnanu, Fred. Srhenck, Phil. Nbuehie, A. C. Kgi-rter, liKii-. F +itWei. < 'a-|« r Hcil, Henry Rieriicrnm. W. F.STIFEL. President. W. FOOSE, Secretary. OFFICE, Fourteenth Wr»«t, OPERA llOl'AE BUILDING. In-.ur>* KoiUlinc> of all kind.. Manufacturing !j»t»Mi*hwe«iti., Household Furuilure, Farm Prop erty. Ac., against Iiim or damage by fire i PEABODY INSURANCE COMPANY OF WHEEUNO, W. VA. (OryuaixdlW) C awh Capital, »*1<W.«00. (,'K>d rl4yi injured oa lil»-ral li on. 1/mi prutn/xly and nati-jutorilv adjottod. Patronage Re^mrtfiilly M.llcitfd. DIRECTOR*: A. M. Adaui*, Jantc* F. Barrj-s .I.Jin M. brown. A. J. Clarke, Alei. 1-augfaliu, Alonr/) Ixiring. J. A. Miller, A. D. Nt-amoo, George Wue, A10SZO DORIXG, Pn-aidtnt. . . J. F. PAF1X. Secretary. * c ' THE MANUFACTURERS' Fire Insurance Co., OF WHEELING, W. VA. OFFICE, No. .11 Turllth Street. Capital, - $100,000. i DIRECTORS:" Kr»U. (rangW', John J. Jonas imipllstti, A. J. (.'edit Koht-rt HianpNoo, A. W. Psull, J. a JaikMB. R. G. Barr, J. C. AW. rsoo. fci >BERT ORANOLF, Prudent. J. V. ALOhKMJN' Vice Pre»i<irot. ALFRED P.U'LL, hewtary. Irv.Lrr> all kin»M.f |-rop»r1y at r*>a*maM* rates. Ttt Franklin Insurance CompMj ( OF WHEELING, W TA. CAPITAL, #*100,000. I lD<nm agiinU low or damage l«y ire and light , Ding, all rlanM of desirable prujieTty. Ah* linrn t tanf «• do tb« Western aalerv OFFICERS. I ). N. VANCE. President. M RE1LLY. Vire PremXfc-nt }. L. HTROliHLETN, Krrn-tary. .1AME8 P. ADAM.-*. A«i*uat berrrlary. DIRU.TOR& 3. N. V**e. HL Heflly. L. C miiti. J. H. lioMa. C. W. Frsnrheim. OKI H E, *> TWELFTH <JT. DRY OQOfl. Brues&Coffer In order to reduce 4 their .large stock of Spring and Summer * Goods, will commence their annual clear ance sale on JUNE 1, one month in advance of former seasons. Those in want of any + thing in their line would do well to give them an early call. Brues&Coffer. Special Sale OF BLACK SILKS A Rare Opportunity to Secure a Bargain. GUIXET'S Celebrated Gros Grain Silk At Lower Prices than ever bc^ fore known. Good quality Gros Grain Silk at 75c Fine Gros Grain Silk at 95c. 1 reduced from $1.40. Extra good Quality Gros 1 Grain Silk at $1.00, never be fore sold for less than $1.50. A full stock of finer grades at very low prices. Don't fail to see them. Samples sent on application. J.S. RHODES& CO., 1152 MAIN NT, ' ' ' ' . k When eupid wears the Diamond shift. His conquest's sure of beam so tender, For when they see this manly gui<. The »adi£S fcivraj-s quick surnccd;r. Surely the ladies are attracted by neatness of dress, which adds so much to the general elegance of one's appearance. What's more vital to a well-dressed man than a perfect-fitting, smooth-set fing shirt? . • If your (V>Wv &oet not kMp it, imfl hn aitdrru , > |i',m*l Miller ft C* aol* »*nuf»cturtr». B^u . Md POISON In the lilood I* apt to »bow lt»>lf In th«- Spring. ml natuiv should hy all hm*u» Iw «—i*IiiI in llinniii It oB'. Swift'a d>«« ihU i lTwhrlr, It i. . purt-ly nfrtiUi', iioii-]m)I*iu»ii» r» uiislj, whlrli hi lp> iMturr In lum' <11 llw |«l»>u or kiiui «ut tlir.u.t, the pnrv» ill (Ik- «kln. Mr. RuU rl A. K*»li')', of l>irk»»ii. Ti-nn . writ.*, limit r ilatr Miirvb 10, |WM: "I Imil I'liilU ami li in, Mlovrd |iy r|n UUMID-M, tor liinr )t»r», *i thai I" • not ahlr In aitiftil lo ■!> lm«»iir«»; Irn#Ulrtl al moal I'vrry kind of tmilii ill.', ami IoiiiiiI n« r. li. i A Irji'liil hiutiilurluM b*lll» I'jwifc'. I lri««l ia ttlr mill i|i* Ill-all h la trill to Intpmvr. I mntlti uH until I htiiI taki'ii «l\ hoflli*, ami it ha«M-t m. on iuv fiti,a« diiihI itnd »rll tttrtvr. I nniiumm! it to .ill ititiilliirlv :ilftirl*'<l. I i-tti r* from I w rut J •llirr** ittt ot llir li-juliriff rvtall ilrtiniM* ill Atlanta *»), timh-r datr "I Man-h 21. |W4< "We mil tilorr nf Swift'* Sjas iflr thyi »n« nihi r ii(n itniirdy , ami lhtni> to ti-u timi* a» nmrli a-> any othi r lilinxl im-diiim. W • *41 il to all rl»>»» and many «f thi ta»t familir* u<r It #» a pmrnl health tonii'." 1 giu <un tlinI "* ift'» *>|ai itti <imxl hi)' lilr I «a« tcrrlM) |h*i>«ihM with malaria, and »a< girm p t.. till. lit'- .-inn ifli rvlh'vi*! till' pn.iiiptlj ant . titiii h. I think It l« tin- ^nuti-M rwiwift of th« Wr. c. <». HJ'KNt'KK, Sup'| H orka, l(.mi' , tin I hati-known ami um-<1 s»lft'» a*p*-*-lfli- f ir tnm* tlian IwvMy *iar», ami hart- K»'ti tuorr wnniti rful ri«iill< Irmu li< u*' than trout any rvntiil> in or out of tlir rtiaruiai <>|ki la. It I* a r*ruUi lud »tfr antl ilolt In til »irt> ul U!i»al I'oiwitt. „ J 1>H'K«»X S.VtfTH. M. I» Atlanta, tia in i Tri-atiw on It'ood nr»d Wkln IMaeawa mail'I tri* l > •|i|.lli:uit>. TUB .«i*'lFT fclWIfV it), Iirawrr x Atlanta, <ia VV iwti.v, Wi« Mt„ tiH.nth A rth Aiv CATARRH. COMPLETE TREATMENT U.OO. A •Inali- iliin- of Mniilord'i fUdkwJ Cure Inaballf r«lie»i• th# tin «t violent Kn<e*lng or M<ad ( olid, rleantho n. ».i »«by maidi, «t"p» wat«ry <ii- har*e* frum lli. No*' and fctee, prevent* Klii|r%< Noiww It the ll.-ail, run* llrMiarnr, ami aulaluew Hiillt »n1 I f»W, In * lii••itl' < .tlitrrli It rleawiea thr Itaul |<<« niiii* ol IomI niil<H», reMoree the Wfurn oI tot* II, tii.t iiikI lo^irftiK when a fleeted, fTre* the head tlincit, u.•! I>r<>n* fii.il tola-* nl n|Ti<n»i«<. nsltri. Mriftflm an.I pnrlrtr« Ihe lirralb, *top« the rou«a and ain »t* I In- pnurr* ol fnurrii Manb (onuitap ti'XIa <H»e1inttIt H/«IIi-»I < «m, one hoi Catarrhal etui oik' l>r. Stniord'a Inhaler, in ona pvkxgt nl aii ilrugxl-t", (.it 41. Auk for Nrnfonl'* Kadli-ml tare I'UTTK.H 1 »Mt t. *»!> CMkWti Jkl. Co., K.ton. Caltlua' Voltalr rJ+rttU Flaator I nautili) iltrm th* itertoua Kyatem anil laaltam ______ Pain. A perfect Klftrla Mattery enmhtned «Hh m It THE CBT Parana PUatar tor U . <J» A eeMta. It annihilates I'aln, — nmaai ir»*' »ii«n*ea w«k rai *.«, <*i I "arte, «t \ nutlieti. Tired Mnria>, poo nta IHew and * lie* tnore In one hall the Uini' thati a") other plaaUr lu the world. Hold everywhere. JrlMaTT Tin Most Eitmsin PwrM Un Stock EtlablftMHrt In tko W«N! Il & i Hi v i 1 I i hi J* Clydesdale Horeet. Percheron- Norman Horeet. English Draft Horses. Trotting-Bred Roadsters. Shetland Ponies. Holeten and Devon Cattli. No orer-fed. paMperrd or wom out Mork. Oar rut ton»«r» have toe advanUu* of <iur natty year*' »» fM-rU- rr in breeding and inipottiu*. largr "iJlA-tiutu <>Ppoi .unity tA comparing dlflen-nt hr>»d», t>a (iri'ix Imuw of etient M ImiIhm anH low nMd trwnafiortailon. Ctrrulara free, t orrewpaodaeee •» I Hied. Mention the Kjci.mtkk. POWELL Mtf*, ■trl9*l« fyringhoro, Crawford Co., r LEWIS BAKER * CO,»S Map of West Virginia, Cloth Bound Podut EdWM, PRICE, ONE DOLLAR. Just tli TUg fir Btsiitst Um. Ttl«, thr Morlr! Map at tfe Mat*, to (to MmI U*»? hrantr Mip «»r Imed oI Wart Viltlal*, i" «4ual in ail pvtiesla/? to Um bo* Map m —V Thi» Map, bossd In madid, to nl4 »t tWtov oTM.w WinratoM villi Um Wmwlt UMM oim- jw far C, er (be Hkhdat Iwum «M V" Iqt —Ufm. ■ THTDtWGCE ft COMAIIO COMPANY'S ■KArnitL irnunoonw ROSES! •lonr Wr *»*«• mr M fw**11!1 5SS Tto ohIt xuHUawt ■ — Li __ i"oi Plant* miittUK far *^2" ^£^3 -Hr- P"* 22 rTJT THJ? DIFOEX * Bov (inrm. twit, CtoiW taunt