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' ' It - .- . 1 f - - - 1 - 1 . , I rtlIE DAILY STAR. FRIDAY' ;tax 9 ,A11,GEST CIRCULATION IN THE CITY. - rlill STAB POR tHR litiAtMER TEN DAILY STAR will be mailed to persons who may be absent rum the city during the summer at the rate of litty cents per month. 2 , 4 Wilms the New York Mercury speaks of corn in Ohio being smolt It makes a mistake in the State. That le not the ,kind of corn we grow. WE TAKE no more stook in stories ol , Secretary Delano's resignation. It be should actually resign it wiil afford us unbounded pleasure to chronicle the fact, but we pin no more faith In rumors - to that effect. , 41.00 larolii3o is gaining victories over the Carlists. These little turns in affairs there seem necessary to preserve tbe equilibdum of civil strife. if victory crowned either one tor too long a time, there would finally be peace. IT is refreshing just now to know that we have one officer who cppreciates his position, who recognizes the fact that be is a Trustee for the cityelected to look after the interests of the city. Air. Hilb seems to be the right man in the right place. His business, he says. is to look alter the interests of the city. course presents a striking contrast to that ol some of his co-Trustees. Bowman reck ons himself Trustee for partisans And loafers. 41- FRANCE has 'had another inundation. ; This time it wag Les lux that was over , - flowed, and the damage, though nothing like that caused by the previous flood, Was verg great. Switzerland came in for a part of the same storm. There, however, the destruction was mainly from the bail. The stones were so im mense that many persohs were wounded s by them and some actuelly killed. Crops were also destroyed and much damage done to property of 411 kinds. Exvicor hundred and ten thousand pounds, or about 23,500,000 of our money, Is the littie sum that the Prince of Wales thinks would enable him to travel in in , die for six months in a etyle becoming ; -his position. There are men in the Par , liament who have so little appreciation of the luxury of a monarchy as to wish , to deny bim even this. The subject is to tome up for debate on the 15th, when, , - :notwithstanding the suggestion of 31r. Disraeli that it would be undignified to enter into any discussion on the mint, - there will be IMMO plain and lively talk ing. RAPID AND NAPE OCEAN TRAN SIT. ', Several new-projects for the advance ' ment of rapid and safe ocean 'travel are 'being agitated, and will probably soon be put in practice, and must add much to the present facilities for crossing the water, both in regard to time and per " sonal safety. Among these are: the plan of separating the freight and passenger -business, that of the construction of a new style of fast running passenger boats, the marking out of ocean lines which all steamers will be obliged to fol., 'low, and the use on all veassis of life rafts in addition to the boats now used The first named, that of the separation ot freight and passenger business, has already been inaugurated by the Euro . , peen Steamship Companies, and prom , isesAo give universal satisfaction so far, ; as it g )es. ' An agreement was recently -entered - into in Londe; by the competing lines by ,which the -companies arrange them . selves into two classifications known as lbe "fast" and "slow" lines. The fast lines will, however, still continue to carry lighter freights requiring rapid transit, but will give more attention to passenger traffic and to quick trips than formerly. This, 'while not completely solving the problem ot fasi passenger - transit, .is a step in the right direction , and may bring about the ohange re ' quired. The system of carrying travel ers on freight vessels Is certainly ,be- hind the customs of the age in other re gards, aud tkitould give way to a system " which will save time and render ocean trips less perilous. A writer in one of , our monthly periodicals claims that the average trip to' Europe, instead of occu pying ten or twelve days, ,ought to be ,, accomplished In lour or :five days at - roost. "The time has arrived," lie says,' - "when treight and passenger traffic - -.should be separated en tbe ooean as they - 'have long been on the land; and the ,present m,ode of using the tame boat for ' both .purpnees is very, much As if curl - ,-rallToads instead of providing passenger -cars,,gave us nothlog better than seats , on top of the freight cars, with a speed ' ofabout fifteen :miles Au ,heur; or as , ' -our hotae-breeders bad never developed but one style Of animal, whether tor the ,:oace-eouree or -draught-purposes." ' Could this ,change -be accomplished It , -would be of much advantage, sad would ;undoubtedly .-save Muck valuable time sed many lives. , - 'In this 'connection the proposition for'', , the construction of a new style of fast-1 ruining steamers tor thitt particular pur ,;poseis made and isattracting mush at-1 lention. The plan is toluild new cigar-I -- propellers for ,passetager traffic , , exclusively, and 4o constructed that : ,.they may attain a peed of from 20 to-25 . , . , miles per hour. The machinery and coal ' occupy the lower portion of the ves -.Del and etas ballast, and the eabins the , 7' upper portion. -The space between is to , be filled with cork or with mantas-tight ' , and the vessel thus become :a huge , MS-preserver, Incapable of ,being burned 814 ot sinking under an): circumstances. It la claimed that by this kiwi of a vessel. the trip may peadily be made in shout four days. The proposed route is item Whitehavea, en the southwestern coast of Novi inotia, to Plymouth or Brest. Another plan for rendering tbe danger of loss of life much less Is la the crea tion of fixed routes or "ocean lanes," which all vessels will be obliged to fol io. - - This plan seems not only feasible, but proinises to be itighly ativeutageous to all concerned. By it, vessels with the ampuut' of ocean, trate now existing need be seldom out of sight of eacitother, and in ease of aðeldent the sufferers will be alffe to obtain immediate aid., In many cases the danger to the vessel and its passengers is kilowa long enough before the final moment so that aid might be obtained were there vessels near or known to be on a given track. In other eases the peseengers and crew are enabled to obtaiu tem porary safety by means of boats, rafts or , life peeservere, so that were other vessels certala of passing the spot in a short time they might be reacued. Along this line might also be esinbliseed signal stations, some of which would be contiuuelly fu sight from the vessels. Another proposed system for lite sav lug is that of the use of "life rafts," sim liar to those provided for the navy. The fact tbat numbers of the aocidents at sea occur during storme, end on the coast when tbe sea is very heavy, in many cases precludes the possibility of launching boats in sufficient, numbers to save the passengers and crew. These life rafts are easily launched, and, while they do not furnish the pro tection elven by boats, they ere less likely to cause the death of those de pending upon thew by being upset by the waves and are capable of keeping persons efloat and preserving lire for some time, and are thus more to be de pended on in furious storms titan boats which are likely to go under as soon as launched. In regard to this Admiral Porter, in a report to the NaVY Depart ment In 1870, says: "I have referred to , this important subject in several reports to the Department, and again recom mend that it receive the attention that it merits. No fillip can carry boats enough to save ber crew in a heavy sea, but life rafts can be fitted to tho vessel In such a way as -not to encumber ler or look out of place, and with their aid a whole ship's company can be saved." The recent and frequently -recurring ocean disasters, combined with the re quirement" of the present time, make a thorough consideration of these proposi tions necessary and tbe adoption of those practicable a duty which will in time be demanded at the hands of navi gators by tbe traveling public and the world at large. ... IS Gentili Transmitted! Does the trausmission of genius exist? Can dynasties entail merit by the priv ilege of natttre, as they entail power by tbe errors of society ? There were dve Caesars of the lamily of the great Julius, and none of them attained the nuiversal and. humanitarian geulus of the illustri ous chief of his race. Augustus, though able and prudent, was so timid that be would hide himself under a bed when he beard a crash of thunder. Tiberius avoided war, sett wasted himsel in pleasure. Claudius deserved that Sen eca should compare his divine skull with a gigantic calabaeh. Celia& was a sanguinary madman, and Nero a ban guinary mountebank. Individuals of the tame family, chil dren of the blood, Ss. Louis and Charles of Anjou, the one was a saint .and the other a demonl the one loanded tribu nals and the other suborned them; the one compelled respect to that point that kings submitted ,to bis judgment tite bloody strifes of nations. and the other excited hatred to seek a point as to .com mend the horrors of the elicilian Ves pers; the one under the -oak et Val eennes gives every man his right, and tee other in the.public square of Naples assassinates tee last scien of the boube of Suable; the one leads tee 'Crusaders like a great missionary ,and a great geb will, the ether robs them by land and sea like a thief and pirate. It can not be denied that Charles the Fart bears,' gloriously on his shoulders ter thirty years the weight of the world, but a nen wry afterward the succeseor ot that At-, Lad ifi called Charles the -Second. Isabel the thabolle, who conquers ' Granada aud discovers America, svho ends the ' feudal sge and led-tares the modern time, is daughter el dile feeble Juan the Second, and sister of the impo tent Henry tile Fourth. Charles the Third imbibes on the throne In great draughts, tee moral spirit ,of the eigh teenth century, armlets the progress of his time, fills a glorious page lu theels tory of ,Italy, and another glorious page , in thb history of Spain but he leaves hie name aud his auth'ority and his rights to two imbeciles, eue ot whom knows nothing hut to kill javalies in the, Prado, and the other -to train kangaroos, in Caserta. -No dynasties exist in nature. Genius is like the god of leohammed, without father or sons in its greatness.' and its eternity. The bereellary prin., ,,ciple in pow arts it principle which le at oucecoudemnedey reasonouitheet and illstory.--Lunhe Vaittelar, -in ,klarper's disigazismi tor August. .0... "In this' Tom Collins?" ,Itiquired the ilextmien. ,,Send alluatil.itAan't1",replied the prisoner. "Are you a sailor?" "Dry-dock me if I Mint!" - "You'll get into dry-dock fast enough, my boy. -1Ine story goes 'that au went into v. store on .leiltreon steenue 'and wanted 4,co look at .s. hat; -Á Imt was , shown you, and you .yelled out, ortthuot the hat!' threw it ;down, jumped 011 it, and then ran sway. Is this truet" 1 "The larbottedvide is a bout right." -"Weil, 'Bit', -what 4iiduced you 40 feet that way?' "Shipped too much guees." "It looks that way. I can't tiara you 1 running into this harbor- -every .two three weeks all Bummer anti -akking tor 1 clearance papers. I think throw ,you a tow.dine that morning and haul You into the creek." "Ali tasysir," said the prieoner with a smile. "Bell bim to go ahead slow, B tjah," continued the-Conet,"ituti mark him. tor ninety dAys." -Eunday-seheol leacher: "James, how did tied know that Admit had ealen tile apple in the Garden of Eden?" sines! "Dunno,- sure 'mope -be seed the Jain layin' under tile treeP .Teittillert "But why should eurse Adam so tor eating a single apple?" James: "Waal,...neow, teacher, thatt'e a stioker, and I don't see --'Ihout his tipple crop was uncommon short that year." , , SUBNISSI9I. , , The sparrow sits and sings and singe; Softly toe sunset's lingering light Lies rosy over rock and turf, Awl reddens whore the restless surf e Tosses on higl; its plumes of white, Gently and clear the sparrow sings, W lute twilight steaks 11.01'0811 did Selt And still and bright the evening WAX Twinklee above the golden bar, , That in the weet lied quietly. . Oh, staintfastir the sparrow 811101, , And sweet t te sound; and sweet the touch Of wooing winds; and sweet the sight Of happy N sin re'e deep delight , Iti her fair spring, desired No mach! But white so clear the sparrow tangs A cry of death ts lu my ear; The crashing of tile riveu wreck lireakere that sweep the shuddering deck, And sounds of agony aud lean. now is it that the birds can eing? Life is 'salmi of bitter pain; Marts aro so Wrillig With honeles grief; oe so long and joy so brief; Nor shall ate lost returit &foie, Though rapturously the sparrow sings, No bliss et nature eau restore 'ibe friends whose hands clasped 119 Watill, lama souls that through the eight aud storm Fled from the earth for evermore. Yet still the sparzow sits and sings, longing, mourning, sorrowing love, Oroping totted what hope may pa Wallin death's awitil mystery, Reaches its empty area above; And, Listening, while the sparrow sings, : And sett the evening shatiews bees. through the crowding tears that blind ' A little light, and seems to find ' WAN) God's blunt, who wrenght it all. Harper's Mi4gtthille lor NOW. PRIMITIVE TABLE-CLOTHS. , Mrs. Pettibone had company. lu Pike county, Missouri, it is esteemed proper to set out the best the bowie affords on those company occasions.' Mrs. Petti bone lived in Rails county, which is not quite Pike, yet, sinoe it borders on Pike, it is for all purposes) just as classical ground as Pike itself. la fact, if Mrs. Pettibone should give her opluion of the comparative merits of Rallis and Pike couuties as classicul ground, she would say that ellen. is a heap the elassicalest of the two." And it le best, lu geueral, to defend your own against all others. Fault-linding persons would object to Mrs. Pettibone's grammar, but in Mis souri the uee of adjectives and adverbs is peculiar .and vigorous if not always correct. fitrength is a -characteristic of Missouri. -Fever and ague are also char acteristics of that 'State. And while tbe character of fever and ague is very de, bilitating, the customary phrase used in deseribing the condition of a person ea tering front that disease is a qualifying word ot strength "Pm powerlul weak.n So much for philology. It is a palpa ble digression and must be exeused. Table-cloths, not philology. are the prem. ' matter tor consideration and when ever tee reader notices simil'ar and sub sequent digressions, let them be uuder stood as something pertineut to or qual- : ifying table-cloths. In all conditions of civilization there , is Mot the age of simplicity. and finally the age of luxury. When Missouri ate its bation and corn bread from the sur face of a dry-goods box or other ettelly contrived table, that was the age of sim plicity. lfut when Mra. Pettibone maim haled her otimpany by covering her table with "doinestic," the age of luxury com meuced. And It is proper to remark that laiesouri passed from -simplicity to lux ury with that eaey grae,e which is in herent, intuitive in true nobilitythe First Fatuities of Missouri or anywhere elee. The utility, also the attractiveness, of table-cloths bad been known and recog nized from a remote periodju Met, front the time of the Missouri ailurian; but the dinieulty of transportatimi, together with the imiuediate and frequeut cails from young Miesouri, left no moment of "domestic ' or other material sufficient to cover any table. IL is related that in those allurian days an enterprising merchant of Pike once purchased in tit. Louis a stock of table-clotbsia reality a quantity ot bleaehed muslin; but Prov deuce frowned upon his speoulation; the steamboat carrying his goods blew up, and tee age of ,simplieity continued in Piet) and that vicinity. Mercbants in 'nails indicate their bust. nese by signal but the signs are some what different -from the ordinary mer cantile ones. The dealer in dry-goods hangs ,a strip of red genital from a pro jecting rod over tis door, and that tells the world that he is ready to sell every thing that will baug upon a rod, or Mat can be measured by a yard-stick. 'The dealer in wet goods ean not hang out sample of his goods; but the moist mut ton:ter or two always 'leaning up against the enmity tor support is sign euouge ot his calling. This direct appeal 1,0 the understauding through the eye is after all the bes method of conveying useful information. A. stranger in Pike, it thirsty, (amid not mistake tile piece -el red flaunel as an intiioation of refresh ment, nor would the matron in quest plus,meedies or thread, expect to tad such articles drawn from barrels &ad' sold by the glass. Mrs. Pettibone went shopping. Iihe bouget varioes li.ttle articles of house hoid use, but during all her purehaeos she kepther eyes axed upon a shel-f that contaiued -two parcels' of bed-ticking with aomething white .sandwiched tween teem. tIs 'that white :stuff yonder table eloths?" she asked, 'Wilting at the ar ticle she reMrrect to. ",No, ma'am: that's 4omestic," and the ;merchant proceeded to display the goods; but the strange inquiry tor such an sr males a table-cloth amazed him so that torgot to meution tue wonderful qual ity of his goods, and the very low priee.-- two bliss yard. - "I want some table-cloths," paid Mrs. Pettluone. "Lkain'tgot lem. I never kept. 'em. and tionody over Asked fer 'ent before, late merchant was slightly effended at such ,presumption ou the ;part of.atirs. some tableolotho," was the persistent denntad of that undaunte,d woman. , "Now look -here, ana'am, you want sometaing nobody ever lama on a table in Italia county yet. Don't ,you thiak it's bringing in extravagance and trouble if thittge.go en in this way I No ma'am., I imin't gotany talite-elotits.0 And tile litjured,inerchaut comineuced to fold up his "domeatio," preparatory to p,utting it, back where it came irem. Mrs. Pettiboae was a true woman, and when she lied set her heart upon table cloths she' Weeded to,have them. And why uot? "I want same tahle-ploths,"' still per Meted Mrs. Pettibone, and seizing upon the "doniestie" before hut, she deinauded -the pram. 1 we bite -a yard, ma'am, tied it's mighty cbeap." Now the nem was bauk la "Don't you tiiinii .11, will make table otOtbst'. "Satin goods as matt, nite,am, acythilig," mil he proudly , sinoothea it' etit wita both bands. It le sallioient . tosay that Mrs,,Petti bone bougat Alia whole ,of teat small, piece of goods,witioh viten duly. prepared termed artiele of adortneent lug Iter , - , , table that was gratifying to ber sense of the fustlietic, while' it afforded full suope tor the comments of her guelta, and oth ers interested la the matter. of table cloths.. ' But every female mind, whether In Missouri or elsewhere, has a motive rea. son foreny departure from tat) ordi nary; and thus tar uo soca reason has appeared for the persistenoe of biro. Pettibone in destrinz to be possessed of table-cloths.- Mrs. Pettibone bad such a reason, and that reason appeared in part whed her eldest born met her at the horse-block with open arms, crying out "You've :got itl You've got it.1" and straightway relieved her mother of the 'covered goods for table-cloths. The eldest born of Mrs. Pettibone was a daughter named after her native State, Missouri; and as will happen to our daughters sometime in their livee, Mis sour' Pettibone bad a beau. This beau was a young preacher who had been reared In a land of table-cletho. lie didn't relish his. bacon and oorn-bread When eaten oa a bare table, even though the cookery had been dome by trie fair bandy ef Missend Pettibone berself. I am Whiled to thiek it was all a mla arable prejudice on the part of that young preacher. It looks now as if be outtht to have eaten anYtkling at the bautis.of her whom lie profebeed to love so well, without any nonsense about table-cloths. 3ut he didn't. And shewell, there is no limit to fe male enditranoe in ouch mattere-,-only this must be said: The more helpless, complaining and unreasonable the man, the more ready she is to slave herself in-' to an early grave to gratify and defeud his selfisbuess. Your hearty, robust man, who is generous and free and lov ing to a lault, whose sound digestion alone makes him a tender lover, au affectionate, considerate husband, and a kind father, this man is -never properly appreciated in this world by either the ' sweetheart of early life or the wife of lateç years. rt is too often your dyspep tic, complaining, selfish wretch, for whom womankind are so ready to lay them down and die; And very' often they are permitted to do it too. This young lover didn't reliali his lood unless it appeared upon a table-cloth. He bad not always relished it when it did make its appearance .in that way. In short be wee fusey. T4at wao the opinion of those who ought to know, and in no State does ordinary knowledge ap proach nearer to a oertainty than in Missouri. This yoting -gentleman was unreasonable, and Missouri Pettibone was only too ready to gratify his non sense. All those years of frontier life and hardship pad been endured, rather had been enjoyed, by the citizens of Balls couuty until now, without a thought of its being a hardship to live unauqualuted wrth table-cloths. But with years come changes. The hardships and trials of frontier life were well over. The Pettibones in their earn est struggle had acquired a competent sufficiency of this WOrld substanee. It wonld be a grief to see a daughter of the holm go out from them in her &et hap piness of wedded love so bright, so hope. Jul, so lull of present Joy and future an ticipations, with all thio crowning hap piness marred for want ot that simplest of luxuries--tablepletim. So it would. And biro. Pettiboue, with a mother'e iove anti eyinpathy for her darlingdaugh tor, did what every good mother doremembering those days of her own first happiness, she preoured the meted Do not seek for orange bloageme ad gaudy bridal tied the rustle tit. marvelous silks anywhere near Pike county. You will find what la betieri at least, young lovers tbluk soin that region. you will tied lair young laces, with cheeks like !maimed ivory; eyes so molt, so full of loving tenderness; young hearts waiting to bless and be fireweed. Ad thie that youog. preacher found on, his wedding morniug, and inoretable; cloths. Could there be unnappluess ors sorrow after that? No, not in Misfieurl. Chinese Comedy. We are apt to think-of the Chinese as a gra,ve people, iiii'maskilled in the iighter sute of satire and caricature; bet, ac cordiag to that anthelag traveler, M. Hue, they are the Frestedo Of Asia, "it na tion of cooks is nation of actors," aingu larly toad tot? the drama.gifted la pas qtkinade, addicted to burlesque, prolate in comic ideas and satirical turns. M. Hue likens the Chinese ,Einpire to ,a,n immense fair. where you lied usingted with the bustle of tragic all kinds of shows, mountebanks, Actors, 4,lheap Jacks, thieves, gamblers, all competing continually and with vociferoue uproar for the favor of the crowd.. "There are theaters everywhere; the great towns are full at them; Aud the actors play night and clay." When tbe British officers went ashore in the retinue ol their first grand em bassy, many years ago, they were astou. tithed to see Punch in all his glory, wfth Judy, dog and devil. Just as they had lea, seen Inn .on Ascot fteath, except that he eammoned his audience by gong and triangle instead of pipes and dram. Toe Orient know Punch ages before gngland saw hint. Calua tin3y have a ?stitch conducted by a 'single individual, who is enveloped from head to foot in a gown. He carries the little theater on his head, works the wires with his hands under the gown, executes the dialogue WNth his mputh eoncealed by the same garment, and ia the intervals of periormance plays on two instruments. Lie exhibits the theater roduood to its aimplest torm, the worivof the .company, the intud, the nutuager, treasurer, ioeue-shliter and property-maa ail beiug done by one per son. - In the very nature ofthe Chinese, whether men or women, there is a large , element of the hibtrionic, even those pompous and nOisy funerals of theirs being little'more than an exhibition of private theatrical's. The whole com pany gosbip, drink tea, jes t, laugh,amoke and have all the air cd a pleasaut social party, until the nearest relation ol the deceased informs them that the time to mourn nas come. Instantly the conver sation ceases, and lamentation begins. The company gather round the tail ; affecting speocima are addressed to the dead; groans, sobS, anti doleful cries are beard on every side; tears, real tears, roil down mauy,cheeks--all Is woe and desdlation. But when the signal is giyen to cease niourning, the yerformere,". says M. Hue, "do not even btop to finish a hob or a groan, tut they take their pipes, and, lol there are again those in. comparable Ohinesa 'laughing, gossip ing, and drinking tea."--Jawes Parton, la Harper's Magazine for August. - !DonisAle D1011003' of Ws Zan , Led by our hospitable J11011E18 of the pueblo, we deseelided front tle root 4nto several of teem houses, ,where We were permitted to observe their doinestio inthits.ond econtooty. Their room are. largetintt low-studded, eutilkeropoloualy clean. Tbe illors are of 4.Ilay,.ano tbe stone or .tittobe Nails ore listotlly white washed. Alre saw ,no 'orator, por eta it seem neeogsury to the eimplest.witutm of the faintly, la Ito work, eat, and sleep on the watkswept ,doors, sometimes tang on a ledge of stone which extends nrouod the itnit;Weitie t4 feet, pLiv,ve door. noinen look neat -and oontented,, seeming to he always busy, cone woav, thtor illicit woolen dresses, otnerg grinding grain or bahing their (MOUS water-like bretid, accoutpauying the la bor with 'Orange weird songs.. The grinding is done by three women, who kneel' over stone troughs sunken lute the floor., Slabs of stone of different gle grees of roughness are placed like a washboard in the troughs, and ou these the grinding is done by rubbing the grate with another stone of the slew and shape of a sinall The first reduces the grain, which bag been already cracked, to meal, the next makes it finer, and the third turns it out a tine flour. It thus passes from one trough to another, occupying nearly an hour la the process. The women, mostir young, and emu of them quite pretty, work with' a coquettish merriment, keeping perfect time with their music, throwing their bodies forward together., so as to bring nearly their whole weight Upon the mill. Their long gioesy hair, which le kept very clean, is toevei freely about their 'leeks, adding much to their grace and beauty. (hie ppm of each house Is devoted to grinding and baking, the latter process being even mere curious than the former. A smooth slab of slate two feet , equare is liked in the large ilre-place and heated hy coals. The hand Is dipped into a thin dough of the consistency of cream, and then rubbed quickly vet the stone, this being repeated four or eve timee, till a cake is formed covering the entire stone, yet no tilieker than liseue-paper, Only n few seconds are occupied in the baking, when the bread is taken oil and the operation repeated, till a few quarts of dough are manufactured into perhaps a thousand tortillas, one of which wopld hardly make a mouthful, but the thou sand would cover the floors of live large rooms. These sheets are made into mile, a dozen or more being rolled together, and are then eaten literally by the yard. William C. Manning, In liarper's Mag azine for August. - A Sensible Young Liu. The sensible young man Is now living near Council Bluffs Iowa. Not long ago he becalne invelved in a quarrel with no less than five different tnen, and chal lenged each one of them to mortal coin bat, Ali accepted, and were upon the groupd In time. Then the hero of the af. tair said that he wouldn't light them all at once, but- would tight the best num dist, The five began discussing the question of who was the bebt mau, and gut to lighting. They struggled our the bubject for aeout a quarter pf au hour, the champion bitting on a log as tunpre, and when the question wag tinaily set tied the "best mann could have been whipped by anybody, and wasn't ready to tight. The young man walked off with all the lionors and was proud and happy. Thht is the story, and Is piobably a Le. on. A recent book of historical reminis cences of the House of Commons nar rates the laughable failure of rine mem ber who rose Wily primed for a first at tempt. He said: Mr, Spealpr, I am as tonishedsir, I atn astonishedeir, I em astouishede' and then his astonish went overcame bim and he sat dowe, 'toter te riee Paritennet again. csars In the Probate Court. yesterday Jacob and Sarah Mackett adopted Aggie Owens, seven yeara of age, child et Mary Owens. A suit Is in progress before Judge Matson, In which the city is plaintiff and Joseph Longworta and- others are de fentlapts. The action' le to assess the value of a Strip of ground on the west side of Park street, to epen and ektend Otitt'a alley, eastwardly to Park etreet, thirty-nine feet. - !mit BAnts witt. CApA. CIPPRbell at the opening of Court testified for the defense tto foIlows; tee the acknowledgment to this paper; it is At mortgage made in J868 by Jobe Bates, and it dated December ,28, 069. Mr. Bates signed the mortgage him self; be had no assistance; when I went up there I found Mr. Batee in the build ing (111 Sycamore street, in a room on tee second door; tala him that I had come to have the mortgage executed, and at bis requeet I read it over to him; he then took it And read it over himself, and then be sigued it; I think I took the pen from the rack and handed it to him. His actiod was the ordinary action tot any MAU in signing a paper. W. B, Mulbert was the next vvitness for defendants. I was acquainted wait John Bates forty years. My wife's brother married his daughter Jana. My acquaintance with him continued after I arrived at manhood. knew hint very wan aad Intimately. kepta grocery store, gad as a house-keeper I bought my groceries from him. Ile afterward opened a b,ank - and I kept nty money with hire. , ale bought some property from him. ,A8 to character, Mr. Bates was a mau ot versatile ability. He bad lt general knowled,ge 'of real estate, manufactur ping, mercantile and all comwerctal tied& Le seemed to have at tate end of his tongue when a question was pro pounded coneerning interest, an answer as soon os another wan with a pen or pencil. He had an extraordinary mem ory. The last time I saw him was in July, 1810, the same month that be died. His mental condition then was good. in 18W tAtuottil had ordered Western av enue to be improved. That avenue paesed through some of Mr. Bates' land, and at my vibit to :him In the spring oi 18TO the was very indignant became the eity engineers had established so high a grade,. making tae.fills very expensive. He complained very much of the increase of taxes, end wanted to know if it would ever ston. I never could see anything that was wrong in Mr. Bates' mind, nor doubted one moment his capability to transact business. Mr. Bates never failed to recognize me. " ' Beat Estate Transfer& ,Rehanna L. Hunt to H. A. Stuffrosen, lot 25 by HO 71-10ii feet, on the pouth side of Chase street, west of Mad Aetheny street, ,in Cum , J. B. Purcell to the House of the Good Shep herd, the premises known as the Convent of theiGood Shepherd, flake north side of Bank etreet, 10 1 leet west of Baymiller Awed., Ls 47-1UU by 331 feet-515,000. T. J. McGowan and wife to M. B. Ilaginns. lot 80 by 172K feet, on the south side of Rut Front street, 287 met mite! Ferry sirdet--41. M. B. Bagaw.3. to Jeanie SicGOWiut, same hit IL Heirs of N.G. Nettelton to .Samuel Fosdick, lot 88 by'150 feet, on the north side of Seventh, street, 71 feet east of Tium street; also, ID by 141 Letand. 12 feet wide la the rear, on the eabt side of Plum btreet,.1.41) feet nextti,ot bereptle skeet-8111,000. laichael Osuer and wife toJacob Loewe, Lots i4 and 15, in lborutou'is subdivision, aiijoiumg Cleves 4808. C. W. Rudellock to Harriet V. Smith, lot 80 1,6 by talfi foot, on the south side of Smola street. 8) tsti feet west Qf 4licsinan street,..AM rhinos 2 t-41") .13. Clement to E. C. Williams, lotte by 2rati feet, en the north sido of Chapol street, Ses 43-100 feet west of Ike Rusk road. in Wood burn, First wavd-51 an! other considerations. ' lt. e. Balser., to J. and B. H. titagge, tour years' lease of the premises known as the Duek Creek Farm. in Columbia township, containing J.07.44, acres, at an annual rept ot $1.000. W. Huntington to J. C. Huntington, lot 88 1..1) feet, on the north side ot -Miami street, 261 feet westof Sycamore street-4M. J. W. Willis autl wiie to Alexamier.White, Lot 72, in Husseli's addition to. ,Linwobid,Abi by 120 feet--4:300. Henry Vest to Andress Ask Int t5 by 190 feet, on the esiiit side Of Jefferson stzent,425 feet. south of .iChaelPan .atneet, Corryvilles $50 09- L. C. Hopkins sed wife to Samuel het:titter, , ' pmmil Oie.d Lobs 59 and 60, di6 Shit grantOkðo odditioi to (II Mid aletioll 'Same to Victor Vlechter, Ulm 61 And 62, gismo subdivision-1400. Three tax deeds from the Auditor tO Topple, conveying Lots 15, 10 and 11, itt the in. terioction of Third and Martin streets, were also lett for record. Catherine L. Whiteman to Emily TO. Stearns, lot 26 by 150 feet. on the north side of Chase street, i15 loot west of Dane street, in. Cum ni iesyllieS1175. FOR RVNT yott RENT A neat 2;g-story brick, of 2 rooms, on Laurel street. Also, 4 elegant tams new building, gas and water. RUGIL PUbitit. 247 Cutter street. jy2.20 WANTED-SITUATIONS. Wein 11:f1)It. 1001? fiC0tOt In :newel sitiJ of AlautiPPetYrOoa:, oul8eMoMillau. W4Inut iY3 roR SALS. 1,1011 SALE;-5,000 old papers, lit hundred j: packs. at this ince. tf F011 SALEA good Route ou this paper, Call at this (Alice. jy3-ti tIOR SALE CHEAP A handsome now kluggy, warranted made of tile very best iu every particular. inquire of DIM SON, CLARK 4t CO., 118 Pearl st. 13,I-Sts UDE SALECAltRIAGESNew anu see r oud band in great variety. For bargains call at 19 and eat &mouth street.' tik..u.41. MILLER SONS. sol-tt m0,..mo.WoWt WANTED-,MISCEILLA NEOUS. WANTEDTO SUPPLYThe public with good Photographe and Ferrotvpos at KELM'S, 609 Matinion strut, Covington, Ky.- - Open every day. apt-tmo WANTEDPAINTINGC. Y. Lenten-. schlaeger, house and sign paintei, works for small Rrotits. Try him. No. 12 W. Sixta street, Covington. Ey. ap5-4rno WANTEDA G000 CUTTERTo go into the country. lituAt bo a Man who has learned the trade front the board, of good habits and a good workor. Inclose phAN stating age and experience. IIA MILTON, MILLIKEN & Traverse City, Michigan. Ely8-20 ULTANTEDTO CLOSE OUTA stock of V first-class Sewing Machines in order to retire finally trout the business. Will soil at COST for CASH. Cali for AGENT, 230 W alnut street, first floor. .1026-ti 1)1KANTED Every person sufforing with V V Bilious Belau:he to send 35 cents and get a box of our India Root Pills. inpossible for you to remain sick mid use them. Recipe for saleworth $20 to any family. Try Beli's Ethereal Oil for Rheumatism. bore Throat and Neuralgia. Address Li J. BELL, 49 Broad way, Cimeinnati, , RAILROAD TIME-tABLE. ATLANTIC AND GliKAT WSSTERN. Depot, Fifth and Hoadiv. Time, 7 minutes fut. Depart, A ITI VC A rrive, Cin ti. Chilli. Des Con. New York Es daily 0:40A.m. 6:.30A.m. 2 610P.M. New York x daily 9 fign.m. 6:00Pat. 0:51A.m. LOUIS VILLn AND CINCINNATI SHORT-LIIL Depot, Front and Kligour. Time, 4 minutes slow. Louisville Slx dully 5:55A.M. 6:40P.M. 10:40A.m. Louisville fOx Sun) 3:0 P.m. 12:16ral. 7:45P.m. Lsoulav Hie (daily). 7 :00P.m. 11:30P.M. MARIETTA AND CINCINNATI. Depot, Pearl and Plum. Time, 7 minutes fest Psrk'b'fi çex Sun) 8: 35k.m. 2:40p.m. 6 :00e.m. ParlOb'g ax daily 8:30p.m. 6:35A.M. 8:20Ara. Park' b'g daily-11:10p.m. 7:10P.M. 6 di0A.M. Chillicothe s:30P.m. 8 :00P.m. Hillsboro An 3:30p.m. 9:10A. M. 6 :42P.M. LOveland Ae 11:15A.m. 6:45A.m. 14:15P.m. Loveland Ac 6:10p.m. 7:55A.m. 6 :3.-P.ab Loveland Ac 5:45P.6t. :50P.m. BALTIMORE AND 01110, VIA PARKERSBURG. Depot, Pearl and Plum. Thne. 7 minutes fast. Rai tt more (ex Sun) :35A.m. :35,4..m. 8:40A.M. kla.tionore. daily 8 :30P.m. 8 :80P.m. 6 :00P.m. Baltimore Ex dal' 8:00P.M. 426P.61. BALTiMORS AND 01110, VIA COLUMBUS. Depot. Ellsour and Front. Time. 7 minutes fast. Bat Honore Ex daily 7 :16A.M b :16A.m. 8 :40A.m. Kailintore 6:50P.at. OHIO AND MISSIsSIPPI. Depot, Mill and Front. 'Time, 19 Minutes Slaw. it. Louis Mail 6 :30A.m. 10:30p.m. 10:40P.M. St. Louie tlic 8 :10A.M. 7:45p.m. 7 :36P.m. St Louis Ex daily 7 :25r.m. 84I0A.m. 8 :16A.m. Louisville Mali 6:30A.m. 1 :10P.m. 1:10P.M. Louisville Ex 8 :10A.m. 8 :10A.m. 1 rIlP.st. Louisville Ex daily- 2:15P.M. 7:45e.sL 8:10P.M. isville Ex daily- 7 :45P.m. 8:10A.M. 12 :45A.M. Ospod Ac 6 :15P.m. 7 :55A at 8 :43 P.m. ku"ra tiundaV 8:30A.m. fiafir.m. 9:45A.M. only CINCINNATI, HAMILTON AND DAYTON. DepotFifth and Hoadly. Ti ne-7 minutes fast; Dayton Ex. dal ly 2:4 6.00P.M. 11:64.M. Dayton Ex. daily. 9:60p.m. 5:34A.m. 12:05A.m. Toledo Ex 7 :10A.m. 10 :25P. af. 4 :30P.m. 1,;oledo Ex. daily 9:50p.m. 5:30A.m. 6 :35A.m. Tbledo Ae. filop.m. 3:55P.m. 11:55P.M. Indianapolis Ae 7:80A.m. 1 r25P.m. 12:55P.M. indl anapol is Ae 1:40P.m. 12 tO1A.m. 6:40P.M. Indianapolis Ieit SAD :00Pat. 12 A ,r.m. 6:35P.M. Moll mond Aft 2:30P.m. 12 :55ead. 308.24 Connersville Aft 4 GoP.m 9 :40AM. 7:25P.M. Chicago Ex 7 :30 A.m. 9 :25P.m. 8 :40e.m. Chicago -Ex daily 7 :OPAL 8 :55A.m. 7 :40A.m. Dayton Aft 6 :80p.m. 0 :40 A.sr. :55p.m. Hamilton Aft 9 :15A.m. la :55P.m. diA.st. Hamilton Ae 8:25P.M. 7 :55A.m. 7 :48P.m. Hamilton Ae 11:30P.m. 6:45 tat. 12 :15A54. Hamilton Ac 4:20P.M. 7 :10P.m. 5 :30P.au CINCINNATI. HAMILTON AND INDIANAPOLIS. Depot, Fifth and Bond ly. Time, 7 minutes fast. anapol fs Aft 7 :30A.m. 10 flftp.m. 12:55P.M. Indianapolis Ao 1:10P.M. 12 :Mat. 0:0IA.K. Indianapolis (ex Sat ) 7 OPAL 12:45P.M. 12:46P.M. Connersvil ie Ae al.P.M. 9 :10Aat. 7 :45P.M CINCINNATI, RICHMOND AND CHICAGO. Depot, Fifth and Hoadly. Time, ". minutes fast. Chica4o Ex 7 :30A.m. 1.5P.M. 8:40P.M. Richmond Aft 2:20P.M. 12 :55P.m. 7:41P.m. Chicago Ex daily 7:00P.M. b:.65A.M. 7 :40A.M4 GRAND RAPIDS AND INDIANA, ' Depot, Fifth and Hoad I y. Time, 7 minutes fast. Grand Rapids Aft 7 :30A.m. 9:45P.st. 9 915P Grand Rap'ds ex Sat. 7 :00P.m. 8 :55A.m. 10:00A.m. DAYTON SHORT-LINZ AND CLEVELAND. Depot, Pearl and Plum. Time,7 minutes fast. Boston Ex 7:00A.M. 5:00p.m., cborow. Cleveland Ex 10 :60A.m. 9 :30P.m. 9 :5SP.s4 New York Ex daily 9 :40P.m. b :I5A.m. 7:00A.m. Springfield Aft , 8:50.A.M. 8:60P.M. 11:40A.M. Sprim, field Aft 3:d5P.m. a:30A.m. 25P.M. Dayton Aft 6:30p.m. 7 ISA.m. 8:5 ip. ht. Sharon Aft 6:40p.m, 6:36A .m. 7:30P al. DAYTON SHORT-LINZ AND COLUMBUS. Depot, Pearl and Plum. Time, 7 minutest:Gt. Columbus Ex 7 :WAAL 9 :30e.M. 11:0iA.M. ColurnbuS Ks 10:50A.m. 8:50P at. 8:65P.M. DOluiubusAe 8445P.M. 9 :30P.M. .10;10.P.M.. CINCINNATI kND BANDIDMIT. ' - Der A, Pearl and Plum. Time, 7 minutes fast. Sandusky Ex :50A.M. 6 :00P.m. 4:10P.M. Bel I efontal ne Ac 8:45P. m. 9 :16A.m. 9:30P.M Sandusky Ex daily 9:40P.M. :15A.M. :30A.M. INDIANAPOLIS, CINCTNNAT AND L APAYETTE. Depot, Pearl and Plum. City time. Indianapolis Mali. ;46a.m. 8 :45A.,1t 12:16P.M Lafayette Mail 7 ;45A.M. " 8 :45A.m. 8 :85P.m. Chicago Mall 7 :4bA.D. 8:49.Am. 8 .5P..1. or St. Louis Mal .1 7 :45A.m. 8 :45A.m. to edop.m. Indianapolis Ex.-- 9:10P.M. .12:15P.m. 6:45P.M. or Lafayette Ex 2:10P.M. 12 :10Par. 9:50Pm. - Peoria Ex 9:10P.91. 8 :45A.m. 8:15A.D. 214141cY Ex 2:10P.M. 2:15P.m. 9:19A.m. lingita City EX 2:10P.M. 19:15P.m. 6:45P.m. 0'4 Ind'aplis Ex daily 6:50P,M. 9120P.m. Lafayette ,Ex 0:50P.m. 9;40P.M. IlLibA.M. Chicago ET daily :5or.m. 11:30p.m. 1:15A.D.. tit. Louis Ex daily 9 :50p.M. 9:20P.m. 7:35A.M. - t Peoria Ez daily 8:50P.M. II :30P.m. 9 :WAAL. Quincy Ex daily 8 :90P.m. 9 Vp.D. I:30P.M. Kansas Cit) daily 6:50P.M. 9:20P. m. I :10A.m. Greensburg Ac 9:30P.m. 9:20P.m. 1:IfiPat Lawrenceburg Ac 6 :10P,M. 11:00A.m. 7:28P.M. Valley Junction AcII IJ:50A.m. 72:94P.M. Valley JunctiOn At 10:00A.X. I :4AP.M. 11:06A.91. WHITEWATER TALLEY. Depot. Pearl and Plum. City time.' Cambridge City Ac.7:00Ast. :Meat. 11 :,15,434,, Hav.rstown Ac 4 ;45e.M. 8 :2N...14 0:30p.m. Connersville Ac 1 :WAAL, 2:20A.m. DIA.m. COnnersville Ac 4115P.M. 41:44e.m 13414P41. gENTIICKY CENTRAL. , Depot, 8th and Washington; Coyington. Cliv time. Nicholas,. Me Ex 7 :00A.M. 6:301..34. 12 :25e.m. N :choler111e Ac 2:00e.M. 11 :30A.M. 11 N blix'd :20e.14. 4 :40A.M. 6:00436 Falmouth 4:00e.M. tOGA.m. ekeP.M. LITTLE MIAMI, PAN4ANDLE EAST. Deplt. Front mid K hamar. 'lime, 7 minuet; fast. New York Ex daily 7 :45A.m.' 2:50P m. 10 rMAit. New York Ex 1 :30m. :45e.st. New York Ex daily 7105e.m. 6:15A-m. 2:11":eM. Zanesville Ac 10:00A M. 2 :40e.m. 6 :40e.M. Springfield Ac 4 :10p 62. 10 :15A. 31. 8 :00e.m. hiorro or AA 6 :.0.p. M. 8:40,4-m. 7 :25e.m. Loveland Am 1J M5r.m. 7Xlie.m. 1 :ar:Est Loveland M.., 6 :18A.M. 7:46P.M. Loveland AC 1:45A.m, 12ASA Springfiel4 Ac 4:10P M. 10 :15A.M. 8 :00P. 61orro yr AC 6 :s0P.m. 8 :40A.m. ' 215P.m. Loveland Ac 12 :05P.m. 7.25P.m. 1 :2.5p.m. 1,ovel and Ac 6 :S.P.m. 8: 4A.m. 7:45P.M. Loveland Ac 11 :30P.M. 7 :45A.m. 12 :15A.m Tile 7:15 m. and 4:10 P. M. trains connect for Yellow &dings amd itprinadeld. The Church train kaves Loveland 'Sundays at 0 A. M.. zw.d retorming .eaves Cincinnati at 1 P. N. CINcINNATi ANTI musgmaum 17Attlti. Depot. Front and Ell:tour. Time. 7 minutes rant. Enneavil le Ex 10:00A. M. 8 :40P.m. itierii. Az 0:16A.M. COLUMBUS, Mr. VERNON AND CLEVELAND. Depot, Front aud Ellirour. Time 7 nt WOWS fast. eleVelatui kit :46A.M. :60P.m. rd6P.M. ' CHESAPEAKE A NO 0110. ' f of droadway. to littufltigtOnk City Tim Iticlituouct Ex air.4E 6 ;00L16 4 0.4Mi .0.0.10. , , i Ì. 0 ; ( ( t , f gei . - - - A , ... IP,-,,, I wit ,, , 1 , . 1 I ' 4 , i 1 ' I ) 1 r I ,. , .. , . 4, , . , ii, 0 ., ts - t t',,1' i 1 7 It 14, 1,- '