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Selected Miscellany. A NEW YEAR'S JEU D'ESPRIT.
weet finale Brown I my pretty our I
I'm Mir yon mnt remember
. ,. . Jl not lor lore at least for fnu
The elelyh rl.le In riecenihert
When )1 the village belle anil beaux,
' luarlteof fmet wnnl go forth,
t v A1.1I Uete beneath the buffaloes,
Kecli .liners hen.!, he.
How brtsMly atreamen' the northers lights,
Above the snowy rMsee,
How olieeant were Hie wintry nights
oheerveil from conntry hrlilifca I
Wlien bill" tasonghl with inch sililrce,
"i Mid larshtrr. Inn and llrtterjr,
And lover teel amlil the pre
Kerb vther brarU, et cetera.
-'lie very elnuler an t queer, ... . .
of all Ihe iimd riVleea,
lii love' laniwabaiiM luirn so bright sad clear,
tin fuel tfrnn-4 of icee:
Ami yet wp snow It B'Tnrt lntlee.1,
tioet brllllaiiUy will Blow forth,
ltlin fnrtr1 behind a fl luff eleed,
'Alld under f.ira, AO.
1 I'm aura you niind Ihs village inn.
T ho ai pi er and the rerel;
How, In ihe t neral dire and dill,
I.of .hot tit am w. If vet:
.Ainl dou tfi-ruet bow Henry KlUtl
Fmliracftl )on In llielinttfry;
Yu ll-ecil hie bp yon know yial Sid
And br ki f. d yoma. at crtrra. '
A10I slicn the forfeit all Wire p.tt,l,
, How una old nauri reeiated,
to. til tle younger la.liee naiJ,
A pruilr they alt ri.a-eteri.
i ai.t I" he crli d the ancient Ann
Her rocilcety to allow forth,
'I'll lierrr yield to any luau
My virgin Upe," Ac.
1 ha winter wlnda, the taomewnd way.
Blew rttll'y in our fur,..
Anil nndrrneaih our fur we lay,
All anilely In our nlace;
On tflrl noon the forward seat
The prrti? Nelly Nateriee,
lerlari-d 4cs. Finat had pinched nerchrok.
And Hilly Kml, rt cetera.
Another nn lcrseath her robe,
I The tiuffUiee. not her ilroe,,
f-tlr I Jib nre Willi wtlellklaut J jb.
Iit-bc'bil In rare-ee
Sprang up wlh etigrr titahtlui fare,
H-r Intioei nre to liow forth,
lint bowed her u-l were out of place,
Her CO lar .iBe, Ac.
And lino the pirttw? M the door I
It ti luler, mutual li'l.ai-;
fiwoet lija, froiu Uielr nbumlatil atore
Ouve to t'ie poor In a.e;
The parties' word Ihe Inuv embrace
idipid'a diimI itattiieroni, wlti hery.J
torouiihl Are to ni:iny a boylth face.
And taiaed e.t hepee, et cetera.
tiearfuMe Brown aare yon fend I,
Of all thai told of merriment,
No nth. r pilr are Ml to try
Ive'e latent, bet evpiTtmrtll ;
And when the roudtiK auuwa ahnll apread,
lTir niutil il ho(e h ill Blow forth,
jlay lleitveti bie ouruupilal lied,
Uicri-aaeotir Joy. Ae.
AN ILLINOIS INVALID.
[From the Boston Advertiser.]
"I loll you. sir. Hint trntli i stranger
Vi'x?" aui.l I. with a dltiiliml f IT rt to
lilnv the njroeitiilo to Ihe new rniufr.
W wi ro ailtinp; Rt it plain tint well spread
IhIiIo 111 tue Itlti'Ui uolA weAtern (uriu linuae.
KrervthiiiK im on ft Ronr-rnnn iiciilo, from
tliemlliriR vrnirls with Hh liillowy re.tclieH,
ilowu to tht h;iv stu'kH Mul Ihu bic wood
)ile nir the tlnor. Williin the hou-o the
eamn nioplt) arerdng im proralnaiit. I
liail pi nt the iluy since the eccuil)i r mir.
rice in htintiPK np aeftion corneri nnil -
b lilialilru bnondiirT linei for 111 bout, u e
hiU all of an worked hnrd.nmULe luo.isure
uientn hud proren remnrkiililjr correct, (or
the chain "lipped anionlhlT Mtil? on the
Inncu mow. The grout Lillycaclit' loo,
in whone centre wns it hoitomliiiA uiiro, im
nfofllr crnRted orer, tind the milk prnnn in
terwoven with the ice ma'le the croainK
Hftfe. S11 we lind p.iseil ever where mniiy
home, hnil lieen aniothcrcd in the nind
while venturing to ford the Hhicfiihh ,ool,
Th ill we had e( d rt romidiiliout path
and had n nlizi d the privilege over which
BVi iylruti wvHturner ciiiIIh, viz , thiit of
uiul.iiiK a bee-line lietiveon any two point
Utuoe we were in rxeellent iipiriti its we
tint down t.) the ein iklii hut mipp r. Mr.
FeMtrkin with hit two hoyH waited for no
vereuioLV nud I followed their example in
blunting my keen appi titi! with mvory
momelH. Two lnxnitinaii1iterHwnrrhnHt
liur around the kitchen mid replenishing
the Uihlo, while tht ir vigorous inotlior, with
iioHpiuiity t-liiniim i.U over her red lace,
waa WadL'tiiiiR with care, lmt n ahould fur
a meiiu ut Rio the bottom of enp or plate.
Wo had nearly eaten otir way through to
vie ton-, and aouie of ua hud ptinhed back
to real on our hitirela and to ole th dain
elK, when the dour opened, and in step
ped a man of medium stu lire, roy chocka,
Iuiik reddinh huir, iulnlligeut Idee, and
about loi ly-flve years of age.
"lionr are you, David?" tiiij our hoat,
and turning to uie, exclaimed in Lis hearty
tones. "iSUanucr, thiaare Mr. Spencer, the
tickeat uiau that Ood ever made. Nov,
Unve, tell this Yankee some of your great
Thus introduced and challenged, Kpen
cer gnzed soleninly into my face, and, see
ing expectation there depicted, he uttered
the original phntau with which this b lie ten
begins. I bad beeu so olten nnizzed, aa a
youth liouiNaw Uughuid.t'aitl, t hardly knew
what to expect, and tueretore Wailed for
Spencer to proceed.
At this aiage, Mrs. F in the kindness
of her lu art poured out a howl of uulkand
offered il 10 the uew-curaer. He took it in
silence, r wallowed it, alnioat at sini le
gulp, m I 'IfTwn the crockery with a slam,
ana, sinking into a chuir, appeared to be
griped will a terrible pain, "l erliapsynu
would rather bave had water," said the
Lontesa timidly. "Well, niarin, drinkiug
milk is about lika taking pills to me, lmt a
it's no oun equence now it's down," replied
me gloomy man.
Tuiukiug to relieve the good lady's con-
tonii 111, I aaked Jlr. hjioucur it he had re-
cen IV been ill. lla'l my query been a pn
lent corkscrew and Mr. bueuoer a bottle
nl realloaa chumpague, the exploaiuu could
not bare beeu more immediate. "IU, air!
ill! that IHlle word la .too short, air. 111!
you see noihing, sir, but my remuina! I
Lave been David Spencer. Now, sir I may
say, without iuteuding disrespect to my
who, 1 uin toe r. no 01 tne late u. a. t,et
me give you, stranger, in a few words,
sketch ol m trouble.
"My lungs are badly cut up. One ol
them ii dear gone collapsed, the doctor
says-shriveled up like a blacksmith's ap
ron. The other one looks bctter,but doet u't
awonut to much. Have often bled a quart
at once, and thought it uot worth mention
ing. I take long a breath now and then,
and have an awlul time, bloating up like a
"But that :un't the worst. My liver
plugnes me with an odd trick. It turns it
sell inaide out and wanders over my sys
tem. I uppoai, stranger, that the great
er jart of my liver is uinide of those boots,"
thrusting out his two cowhides from under
"Hut I kave "another carious disease.
Boom of the doutors say it's paralysis, but
lr, one medicine uiau calls it inlurmittuut lock
jaw, and I reckon he's riuht. It lust crabs
ni and shuts me right up all over. Can't
stir a muscle; teeth all locked together like
a rat-trap: can t talk or wink my left eve.
All my conversation Is done with my right
ye, ana 1 tell you, stranger, it gets power
fully tired. The tit olleu lasts two or three
weeks, and it takes away all my appetite.
for X Lave to ba ted with ft sijuirtguu just
Demim my eye tootu.
You look as if you wanted to laugh,
Ulster, but them as takes car of me in
those spells, dou t lanim much, I tell you.
Tbcy don't reckon that I make it any joke,
lot theja, ,
' Cut I wouldn't mind these things if it
wasu't for the slipping of my spina) chord
It never gives me auy warning, bnt the Brut
I know it give way, and pilches me right
. over beau nrst into wualever lies in iroul
Xow, one day last spring, just as I was get
' ting ove the lockjaw, J rod out on the
prairie anroaw uy me oilhf, auu a aiaw uik
stone in the road, and got out to rush it
over. Then I went to the Ulooto wash my
; bands. As I bent forward, my shaky old
spine let right go, and I dove Lead first into
the mud, and were 1 stucx, nearr under
, and feet thrashing on the bank. . I Lad to
stay there till one of my men, panning by,
took rue ba tho heel and pulled me out:"
"blow long should you think you were
under water, Mr. fcipencur?" asked one of
the Felderkin boys.
"Penllv. I couldn't tv -ewactly, as I
couldn't f ndilv get at tny watoh. but il was
nigh on (o half an honr, aud I will onnfeia,
senth msn, thai I never wa so hard put to
. 1 iU 1.. nc.
It lor urimin in mj inw.
"Ilrrt, Mr. HpTMer, doli't yon lake any
medicine for vonr troubles?
Medicine! Oh, yt Why, air, I've
(ken In one dose a hunk of bine pill as big
as a baby's fist, and I've swallowed a whole
apothecary's shop except the) bottles itnd
corks. And I tried hydropathy, went to a
Chicago doctor and got a prescription for
hoilinii water so it wouldn't scald me: filled
a half hognhead and got in; was scrubbed
and rubbed, and scraped with an old iron
candlestick to open my pores, i lien 1 got
to bed, and presently I egan to sweat. 1
sweat through the feather bed, andtbrnni.h
the straw bed, and through the sacking,
down on to tbe floor the room In a stream
to the door sill, and out flirongh a crack
under the Into the street. Maid 1 to Han
nah (that's my wife,) 'Hannah. I can't
stand this; I won't be drowned in my own
bed. Ho I got np and dressed uie, and
pnt on my hat to go on. It wa a cold dny
In January. As I opened the door I no
ticed tb 'rttiii-drnpa lulling last on my
oloth'n. 81111I I 'Hannah, wind a sudden
shower!' 'Why, hualmiid, it Jun't mln.'she
said. O.inllemen, it was nothing but the
prewplration streaming off my forehead!"
Mr. Hpeucer then proceeded to detail hit
experience with meHmenain and the gal
vanic belt, till at last I suid that be seemed
to have been treated for alinrt every
known disease, and henoa I might venturt
to impure if L bad ever beeu bitten
by a mad dog. "No, sir," he promptly
replied, with an air of severity: "but I saw
a man once who was bitten by a mnaansan
ger. 1'erhaps you've never swnoncof thera
tmirie rattlesnake, stranger? Oh? you
ave. Well, you Yankee do learn some
new things out here. As I was saving, we
wrre binding after McCormick's resper
down on Section 13. Tho little bnndles,
you know, lie out a day or two before wo
nick them up and make the shocks. Over
night, the snakes curl np uuderneafi to
keep warm. It wns about noon, and one
of my men had jnal reached round a bundle
to bit it and bind il, when he took a big
uiitaaitaauger riht by the tail. The replil.t
wriggled ronud hia Hat head and struck
the poor chap in the side, and be roared
out with pain. I started off a boy lor the
doctor, ami staid to watch the fellow. Ue
began lo swell up right away, and in ten
minutes he was bigger than a pork barrel,
lint be kept right on, rounding cut and
rouuding out tul dually I turned my back
n such a sight All at ouce. I hoard an
explosion, and he was gone. He'd blown
pen, and bnst all abroad, sir!"
"What did yon do, Mr. Bpencer?'
"Mc? I collected his Irngmmta and
gave him a decent burial."
Fenriug every moment that I myelf
should explode with my suppressed laugh
ter, I thought to Chang tho sill joet by ask
iug about the doctor's bills. To my relief
Spencer again withdtew his attention from
1110 allil launcueil uill into nuouicr ncricn 01
"nreet moral truths. After
Lu had paid 2t")0 to various
ile spoke of the property ho had sacr.ticed
to meet the.0 bills. Iu particular he dwelt
mournfully npon tbe salo of a spun of
hone s and a yoke of oxen,
1 oxen. iicre ne
d Gentlemen i n
iirt about those
jmo idea ol their
brightened up, as he said,
tell vou two or lliree
beahts, to give you sum
"I started one day with my span of grays
and a load of corn, to unve to Jacksuu.
uiue miles, to market. Drought back li
bugs ot meal and a barrel of flour.
Well, just us I got out of the town, and
bad about eight milet of prairie 'twixt me
anil Hannah. I heard a rattling noise be
hind uin, aud when I looked round, there
was a liouucm- hall storm right upon me.
I yelled at the grays and flung my chaw of
tobacco at Hilly, for bo was tbe laziest, and
w e swung along at what you Yankees call
a good Minim Woodruff pace. I neverquit
yelling. unJ they netcr stopped running,
nil w sir it ok Felderkin' Corner, right
where you bis fed (but big burr-oak Una
morning. Alien 1 lounu ilia storm was
over, and when I looked to m u if tho load
was safe, there was two bushels and a Lalf
of hailatones in the hind end of my wagon,
but not one of em on ray s inks or on me!
Uuiitlc uieu, I Lad raced on the edge of I but
hail-storm all these seven miles home.
Now it's my opinion that yon couldn't do
that little trick to-day with any two horsea
iu Illinois, not if yon t-oak their tails iu
turpentine, the night boforc, aud touch a
mutch to till, just us you say U it out of
Taking a furtive survey of his audience.
and Looking Lis Leel firmly ou to tbe round
of his chair, tho truthful Spencer braced
bun-tell hjf a final tale.
"WheuT first came hero In 1819, those
oxen were steer a Stock was rather scarce
then and I worked tbe critters in early.
Well, one day, old Tenucbtiee Hun th. down
by the Lillyciehe had cut a red elm and it
got lofgeri in the Moo, and none of Ihem
dared venture out to cut it olear. So they
hitched on all the oxen they had aud tried
to drag it upon to the bluff. Uitt with six
yoke they couldn't make it let go. Then
somebody said send for Spencer's steers.
Wheu Smith's boy came, I told him, you
can nave me steers, uiiarley, nut 110 om
up aud w.ut down. When I got there . I
said, gentlemen, take away vour oxen, and' I
they did. Then I told 'em to cut a welt all
the log, so that my chain would lie
in smooth with the outside of the bark. - i
Then I cut a slit! from this welt to the end !
nf tbe him . fiu th- .-..i of ... ,.b,.i ,
wouldu't citch iu Ihe hazel brush. Then I
put tbe chain roc 11s! aud Looked ou. aud
took up my whip aud i net uive tho critters
a cheerful start with the lash. Tbey sprung
to it and jerked the log about two feet aud
thera it stuck fast. Then I yelled aud put
on tbe siring aud those two little fellows
leaned into their work, aud Just shivered a
minute nnd tlien thev went like a shot for
two or three rods, with a long red stick be-
Lind 'em. and evervbody ahouted and then
just shut np their fly traps and said not a
word. For, gentlemen, would yon bell' ve
it those two little bucks had drawod the
heart right out of that log!"
"Yes, sir! ' repeated Hneucer. as he wined
1 two little bucks hod driiwud lbs
Li lorehead with a bandanna. "Yes, sir,
and if that Yaukee don't believe it, I can
show him the very same log to-day at Jock
sou. The road commissioners took it tor
a tt.wu puuip. xi wus an ooreu out lor
nutk " 1
llow loug Mr. David Hneucer would have
continued to deal out these "great moral
truths" I know not. Hut Felderkin, who
had evidently heard th. se tales before, gave
signs of uuensiuess, and hinted broadly
that tho "wimmeu folks" wanted us out of
At this, the alory teller rose with au in
jured air, aud saviuc that ha would call in
Uie morning to pay his shure of my s.irvey.
or s bill, abruptly lull the honse. I have
never seeu Uim since, uor heard of bis
whereahoulB. He owes me $15 with inter
est aiuoe Deeenitmr, 1H5'.I.
A Boston curnspoudaut of th C.lilcauo
T..,..n..l 1..... e..ii "
,,.,., ,. u,B;
1 nave uuam or luicolie writers and
writers hypochondriac, but 1 never knew of
somnambulic, writer until the othsr day,
The art of ones writing editorials in his
sleep is novelty in newspaper work. ,Tue
. . J 1 . ouo lu,!e "baps. The
other night lie purt.d company with hi
wife and went into lb parlor, where he sat
uowu, anil, wnue in a somnambulic stale,
gronnd out on cf the best articles he over
wrote. In tbe moruing he was greatly sur
prised, if not chagrined, at discovering
what he had done, but did not communi
cate the fact to any of Lis friend until af
ter the article was published. The compo
sition did not require a single correction,
and it was jerked oil' in Li peculiar but
plain handwriting. Even the interlineations
on th manuscript were made a well and
oorrect aa if he bad been conscious of what
be was about . The next thing now in or
der M a patent author' mill to be filled
with letter of tbe alphabet which shall
turn out from tbe hopper editorials, mis
cellaneoua aud aaUtumoiis new. 1:
William Parker of Morian. Vt. has a
oloak in hi possession made In 1660, and
it appear to b good fur another two bun.
died y stirs ot aarvice.
Something Interesting Aben the
"Swarthy Organ Men."
James Greenwood, th too cell In 1 ted
"cannl" of the Fall Mull Gazette, relates
much miction, "The Private Life of ft rub
iio Nuisauce" i. e. the domestic habits of
the representative organ-grinder: and
(leoruio. Augustus Sula, the moat thorough
ly-travelled literary tnau In the world, bus
pictured him in his native Doheniia, where
eoniic liming is Art, and Literature is
journalism and the stage.
London, probably, is the greatest oran
criudina centre in the world. At seven in
the morning you may seo the grinders in
droves trudging over the bridges towntd
tbe southern half of the metropolis, organ
ou back, ai.d monkey on arm, prepared to
lav stratcKlfl aicga lo the housewives of
rktmberwell and the park. lint in New
Yark there , is no such army.
At daybreak, you will see the grinders
leave their Homes in waxier street, ami ae
nart on their several ways. They have reg
filar "beats" or divisions apportioned to
tbum bv their employers, or amicably set
tled filming thenwlvi s. For the honor of
the profession, be it said, that instances are
not kuowu whi te organ-grinder inteileie
with eaoli other iu their peculiar districts,
although they frequently meet with opposi
tion from members cf other mimical pro
fessions. For instance, in n very quiet
neighborhood in which the writer has the
honor to live, ton o'clock is marked bv the
appearance of three Italians with narp,
viuli 11 and picolo; eleven, bv the sudden
appearance of grinder; twelve, by ttintof
ft full uertuftii liana; one, ny ten singing 01
a woman to the cheerful straius of tho
lambouriue, and three, by a native of
HindoKtan, who dances all over the street,
and beats the tom-tom with fVndi-.li mount
onv. 1 lie earnings of grinders are ridiculously
under and over-estimated. Om. would
suppose, upon tne ono nnnii, tiiat uie
swarthy Iialian, who bows so suIinilaHively
f ' Ud who hands him a few pennies,
n.., ,.,, , (nop,, loon v nr mil
never expected to see more mom y at one
time a-i long as ha lived; and on the other
band, to see tho grinders at night, spend
ing their money libeially, and playing cards
for considerable stukea, is to be rout iurcd
that they make a pretty decent livelihood
by U11 ir prufewlou. The troth lies be
tween the two extremes. Thenrgitn-griiul-r
who is not absolutely tigly, and oniriea
a monkey, can depend upou nil averago
income (if Iroin three to five dullara a day;
without the monkey he can only hope
to receive two. There is nn organ
grinder living in Baxter flreel, who lias
I iieen lorttiuate enougu to procure a tiiaca
bear, which he has tnugtit to execute va
rious matiipnvera to the sound ol muni.'.
This man's receipt up town hnvo been
known to range as high as ten dollars a
day, out ol which stipend be has to pay
tbe salary of a keeper, who follow s Lis or
gan, conducting the hear by an iron chain.
Hut this is an exceptional cnne. Another
iuhtuiice of high earnl gs is th.it of Ihe
I orKRn grinder who carries with bun a small
troupe of while miro. These little sm
I maw are .0 especially picasitig
"n c inure.. ... uig.m g......rr re,.,..
I nehest baryjat.
Without such adrcutitiouscircuiiiHliincrs
an bears and whita once, however, the 01
Kn Minder's existence i- is tho higli
M' "''S" precarious, unh ss h 1
fortumite enough to travel with n
haniUume Italian girl furnished with a
tamboiiriue. In thai ouc, his ciiruiugH are
considerably moro than thouo of hia con
freres with their hear and mice, although
not so legitimate. Tho girl makes it her
busioc lo go into billiard and liquor sa
loons, and thrust her tiuiilnnrino under
every man's nose, and of course by this
means ahe compels contributions. It it in
directly, at all events, an immoral proceed
ing, aud ouo of the tew sins for which the
orgdn griuilor Las to answer- beyond the
ever presain' one of distiubing the rest aud
shattering the, nerves ol delicate tierHons.
O1l.11, the wouiau is the tt'io of the man,
aud iu tlichu cisca it ri quiris no a,guniniit
to show that the immorality in deeper tliou
when she has only a co-laborer.
. The ooat of living ot Ihe fraternity is not
expeusive us to tbuniselvm, but decidedly
ciMtly us to their monkeys. There) is iu
Baxter street a irrulur monkeys boarding
houne, nt which the nieuibeis of tho nil
metiii species are bourdvd and lodged lor
two dollars a week. It is easy to see, there
fore, that there is a wide uiui giu lor profits.
Are organ-grinders a nuisance? Well,
that depends. In many eases they atv, but
we have (etn in some poor neighborhood
troops of little children, hnnd-iu-lmnd,
duuoing joyously round the swarthy organ
man, w ho in turu pods smilingly to them,
and in such a case one id ap' to condone
the annoyance be causes persona of more
Touching Incident in a School Room
During an Alarm of Fire.
Hsuiiied, always to pas out lirat, in order
,U'kt hlie "il.,e lb coiiluaiou attend,
',t "!?on ,UB 'l""'""' " ""lld"
around '0n Mou"15; ''T,''., wLr," Rlurm Vt bn.
wag 80UU""'; cho'1 r,00U) ttt
'P'J ooutenl. While iu
" of them they ruthed out 111 dismay and
The ahtorf(ra) Free Tress tells the fol
lowing beautiful incident:
"Wo heard of an incident concerning the
alarm at the school building the other day,
wuu.li so well illustrated the noblo jatrt 01
hnmau nature that we give it cubliusiiou.
Iu ouu of the schools there in a young girl
who is a cripple. It U tho custom of the
teacher to allow ber, when the scholars are
t"'f't ,n 0M
oaaes leaving evervibinii
behind, iu the one where the lame child
was there was perfect quietness and order.
All the a holms, iiotwillistaudinfr the noise
aud the apparent danger, remained quietly
iu their seat till their lame companion had
g d ten safely nut, and was secure Iroui ihe
ruali, when they with a bound cleared the
room. They thought of bur sulnty before
their own, neither fright nor se Unhiiens
in' Iw,'1 tucw' Prov"'f f,)r tl.' Ui-elfes
nnJ,,, eonro from pen , bud,
"'"I"'"' ,' o"d"''u kindness we
u" n 1 uoani 01 lor many a (lay, uuu wnen
we remember that it came from children.
it becomes all the more touehin? and beautiful."
From the New York Tribune.
' during the year which clones lii-dny is
equal to all that exist, d np to 1819, and ex
a ceeda the total construction of any two
The 1745 miles built iu lBG'J unit have
The erowiii of the railroad system is
suown ny itie lollowmg uililn:
tr. ... v.. .o.. T.. I v.... V
!.. ,u, 101 va.
Year, No. miles .
I Ci l
. . )-4
.. a hid
, . . 4.1177
. . 4,8:1:1
. . 4 li HI
. .. B.fi'.M
.0.01 . . . .
lo7 ...!l4 6i't
. HI, If ill
. .aa no
1H4U. . 7,3ii3
is:m. , , . u.iiai
It thus appears that the number of niilrs
,ot railroad oonatructeil in Uin cnuutry
cost at lesst three hundred millions of did
I lar (which would n-t be qnito tlO.fHH) nor
mile; and th cost of our railroad uud
their equipment averages more than that
sniii). I it a wonder we lull iu debt to
Dtarg or N Eminent Musician. News
from ltio Janeiro brings the melancholy iu
tclligenoe of Ihe death of Louis M. Gotta
ehslk, th celebrated American pianist nnd
composer. While giving a monster con
cert at ltio Janeiro, he full aeussless at Lis in
Slrnmeut during the performance of hi f,i.
torit composition, "La Morte." He was
taken to Tijuca, where be lingered three
weeks, ami expind on the lHtb of Docoui
ber. The Erupt ior sent conliuualljr during
hia illness to obtain tidings of his o.mdi.
tion. Th funeral was conducted by the
I'hilhariuonic rkiciety of K10 Janeiro, and
utumaed by an extraordinary uuiuhd ot
persons of all nationalities. The remains
were deposited iu the cuinotury of Saint
John the Baptist
THE LUCKY MILLINER.
Nineteen Millions of Dollars Left Her
She Receives the First Five Millions
From the Troy (N. Y.) Times, 15th.
Some months ago we published a state
ment to the effect that. Miss Gray, a mil
liner of Fort Edward, had become the for
tunate heir to $ 19,n0O,0tHl, which hor lover,
a young Englishman, had willed to her
rpon bis dying bed. The main foot in tbe
caae the heirship is true; but we now
learn that it was not to the lover, but to bis
father, that Miss Gray iB indebted for her ex
traordinary good fortune. It aeems the
lover, on his return to England, like too
man) others, proved inconstant, and mar
red another lady against bis father's will.
Whither it was remose at Lis faithless
ness or from some other ca.-se, certain ills
the young man died in about ft year after
his marriage, and left all hi property to
his father. The old gentleman wa with
out beira; aud not having become recon
ciled to his daughter-in-law, npon bis
death left one-hnlf of his property to the
Government of England, and the remain
ing half, $1!),000,0(KI, to MissGiay, the
Furl Edward milliner. Tbe sum was so
large that many poople were disposed to
doubt ils truth when It first appeared in
print', but Mi Gray has already reoeived
tho flint Installment of her fortune, trifle
of (5 (MIO.OOO, Irom tbe British Consul In
New York. On Tuesday lost she received
a dispatch from the Consul announcing
that the money awaited her order, aud on
the following day she left Fort Edward for
New York, where it was paid over to her.
The Wedding-Ring Finger.
This is the fourth finger on the left hand.
Why Ibis particular digit should have re
ceived such a token of honor and trust be
yond all Us congeners, balb. In pagan aud
Christian limes, has been variously inter
preted. The most common explanation is,
according to Sir Thomas Ilrowne, "pre
suming therein that ft particular vessel,
nerve, vein, or artery, is conferred thereto
from the heart;" which direct vasonlar com
uiunication ilrowne shows to be anatomi
cally iucorrect Macrobiu gives another
reason, which may perhaps satisfy those
anatomist who sro not satisfied with the
above. ' Tollex," lie any, "or (Aural),
(whose oftlre aud general iisvfuluuss
sre si.ftlciently indicated from Ils
Latin derivative jiofMo, nud from its
Oicek rquiva'ent, nntichifr, which meaus,
('as good as ft hand') is too busy to be set
apart lor any such special employment; tbe
next finger to the thumb, being ball pro
tected on that side besides having otli.ir
worktodo, is also Ineligible; tbe oppro
brium attaching to the middle flngurs, call
ed inrili. ii, put it entirely out of the ques
tion; and lis the little finger stands exposed
and is moirovertoo puny to enter tha lints
iu such a contest, the sponsat honors de
volve naturally on ptonubui, the wedding
In the British Apollo, 1788, it Is nrged
that the fourth fiuger was ohocn from it
being not only less ned than either ol tbe
rest I'Ut more capable of preserving, ring
Irom bruisea; having ibis one quality pecu
liar to itaelf, that it cannot be extended hut
in company with some other finger, w here
as the rcv'iiny be stretched out to their
full length and straightucss
A Meteor above the Clouds—A Beautiful
Those vi.Q happened to be out d or
so late as 1 o'clock iest n);'ht. were treat!
lo an exhibition in the heavens of sur
passing brilliance und beauty. It was the
blight flash of a meteor beyond the clouds.
The, rain had ceased but a few minntes be
fore, ami tbe dark, ominous clouds cleared
away, it seemed, purposely, and nothing
obhcnred the sky but a white mist, which
was at some place so thin that yon eonld
see an occasional star through it while
again a thick, dark drilt would rush along
as if racing with one a few pace be
fore it. All of sudden there was a
flash ol light nnd everybody out of doors
muat have looked np. There was to be seen
one of tho most beuutiful sights that evet
greet, d the gazo of man. It was the flush
of a tuutuor liiyond the clouds, aud its
brightness reflected nn them presented
every color of the ruinlmw, but more varie
gated and far more brilliant. It was more
beuillilul than ft beautiful luusst The
clouds, someuoar, some fur, presented the
appearance of a cavern with overhanging
ruck and juts, oil. Hinted np wltn an tUul
gent glow Ihut was golden and gloomy by
turn". The raud sight hinted but a mo
ment and then wit gone. It passed across
the sky Irom south 10 north-north-east and
ihu darkness aliened betoro and closed
quicl.ly behind its brilliant path. Louit-
villt Juutiuit, 1 in.
A Little School Girl Dies from the Effects
A sad affair in Manchester, Conn., should
ho a warning to school teacher agaim t the 1
possible dangerous consequence of gome
punishments that seem perfectly (ale. Tbe
lory, as told by a oorreapousluut of tho
lliirllord Conraut is, in suhstanoe, that
little girl, 9 years old, attending a public
school 111 Manchester, having railed to
recite Ler geography leasou perfectly
ou Thursday, wus required on Fri
day to repeat tbe lesson for that
day anil the day before. She failed
again, and as aiuiiinjhniopt, wasrtqnirsd to
stand oil tho floor iu passage way, where
there was a il rait of cold air, while ahe
learned it. She stood there tor an hour,
and alterwards was compelled to stand in
the sohool room five hours longer, till sb
learned Thursday' leaaoo, aud lor an Lour
mors, tryiug to learn Friday's, and wa not
released uutil some time after tl.e other
scholars Lad beeu sent Lome. She is said
lo Lave been lull of health and spirit on
Friday muruing, but on Saturday her legs
begau to in ell and phe suffered intensely,
soon becoming delirious! trying to reiet
the leseon which wa the occasion of her
punishment and begging of her teacher
leuva to tuk her seat Au investigation by
tne School Committee was demaudsd and
held, the committee finding that the teach
er was guilty of an error iu Judgment
Oranges Growing in December.
A correspondent writiug frnm San Fran
cisco gives the following item:
Such I ut -ion little bit a the following
from the Stockton ltepublioan of December
27lh, are pretty testimonial to the prolific
character of the soil and the mild attributes
of the climato of California. It say: "lu
Dr. iioldeu u giirden, In this city, stands an
oraugs li;e, fully twenty feet high, in a
thritiy coudititin. The tree is now six
years old. Three year ago the Doctor
gathered frem it half bushel of flue oran
ges, and yesterday he picked nearly a bush
el ol us hue orauasH as cu ba grown any
where in the world." This ia by uo weans
a solitary instance. We read of snowstorms
in the East which blocked railwaysand de
layed the'paKsage of street ear in New
York uud liostou, at the aoiu tiuia there
were landed here eighty boxes of ripe oran
ges grown iu this state, and in this oily
orungo tree were growing in garden, in
the oueu air. It make ns glow with pride
to tlnuk that such Ihiugs cau be done, but
I mil toiced to ntlinit that that is our chiel
source of satit faction. Changes iu Sun
Francisco are neither better nor cheaper
thau iu Mew York or Boston.
Onj-Y FunpL!p."-One of our citizens wa
In aheap or trouble last night Ha bad
litem detained nt the "store" very late, and
started Lome quit drunk. The tuoon
shone bright through the leafless shade
trees, canning tbe shadow rf the limbs
and trunk to fall across th sidewalk, and
our traveler upou reaching point ia the
vioimtv of Autoiue street vn the uo'th aid
of Jefferson aveuue, got tbe impression
that a large quantity ol brash Lad beeu
piled in 'hi path, and therefor stepped
very high aud jumped very often to prevent
his feel becoming entangled iu what ba
supposed were limb of true, lie flualW
In came diecusled. and crossed to the south
side of the avennsv where La found fewer
obstructions. ' Ue was warmed np very dtv
cidudjy aud threatened to "have tr people
'rested for cutting trees down and lulling
'mi lay 'round loose. 'Vttrolt 'J'rliune.
. Canary birds sometime lose their
voices. Tbcy cau be restored by giving a
piece of plain oake or bread dipped in
Summary of Congressional Proceedings.
Senate Jan. 18th.- -Many pntll ions for
the aholltton of III franking prlTllec wern ro.
retted ntlla weia llilrmlurnl, iirovitllnti of In
eveetlofe of Iniporte tleatlnod for Interior forte of
entry; Snthorlr'ntf Hie ootiMrlu'tlon of a eii:Bl at
flie enlralweol fiio Mlalaelifl ! Ter, -without ei.
penae to the government: granting land to Kan'aa
to aid rallroatla. Souie lluic waa uaedlu dL'cuiifthitf
the reohitlon r-laliig lo the aelftire ef nlatllleit
aphlta In California, after which the Virginia bill
waa taken ny. Tea. er opposed eiieondltlonal ad
mlaelim. Nva favwre etti h edmleetoiN Dreklte
trnaled Ihe Virginia IiCgodetnre, and Inelatril upon
eonrtitlona. Norton reviewed at length the liialory
of reronMtrnetinn, and atated th.t a military coin
mlaalon waa now titling- at Atlanta to determine the
o.nlinoatlon of Georgia lenlplator., anil riinil'ing
authority equal to the Queen nf (treat U.IUIn. r d
itlnue replied tltat U title the rominlniilon tutial
rocivve ft authority from Ihe Queen, lor It had not
from the President Norton reelleil that Ihe fact
waa aa atated, and It waa only one itiaianre of the
unwarranted aaaumptkn of power In Ihe ennth liy
IIonsE The bill for the transfer of the
Philadelphia Nstj Yard lo lan laland waa tak
en np. flawea. Chairman nf the Committee on
Appropriations, oppoaed It at length In s tneerb.
In which he revereiy relinked hia party brethren
for their prrilreatowa of economy ami their praett
el extraTagAiiee. The sdniliilatratlon ol Johnson,
ha salil, had been arcuaed nf prolllgv y. (inlhil
charge it was tried by Ihe people ai.d condemned!
)ct the hilt of eallniateafor appropriation for the
next cal tear for publlo wink aiuiamttd to $ ',
fio(l,173 agaiot $ft,4ii.l.0oll for the aanift purporea
last yi ar. Ihe people would hold the parly In pow
er to s trlet fuitldtn nl of It pro'tiinre. Mr. I
waa very eatveatlo In Itie orltlclaina, and tile re
marka created somewhat of a .oiiaailon In Ihe
liana. Kelly followed In anpnort of ttiebM.
Jmlri's spporllonnient bill w, s taken tip, tolne
Kike It. lavor and Hoar and Wlllard again. t. Hch
ld moved In refer the bill to the Commltte rf
t e Whole on the ataie nf the Pnton, which wa
carried by list to S4. aetern members favoring
and Western menihor voting aualnt each dl-po-Itlon.
Scofleld .ifloretl s resolution ol ecqoiry
aa tola dltpaeitlou made of the t UOO.OI O allow,
ed for aggree.l-jna nn Anie.lran commerce by Ja
pan. Aunpted. Hhienm Ititro'tneeu a bill for the
removal of tbe Drooklyu Naryjsrd,
SNATi-Jan. 19 The report of the
fxntlNt-llla Convention favoring s Ronthern pacific
Hailroad was preaeoted. t'oakllnaj preeeoted a
niemorial fnim New Turk Chamber 01 rommt-ree
aaking relief front threatened encroachme te ou
New York harbor by aiirmitnilti'K atates. Rnniuer
repovied s nu-nianal agalnt the enlrgemeut of
Went polut. Pall-raon called the attention of Con
gresa rn ainnvgilng going on In what la called the
"Kree Bell" lu Uoilco. Several uniinportei.t bllla
and reaolntlona weie preaented when tho Vir.-itita
hill waa taken op. Norton cloaed bla aperch In fa
vorof adiniN.lon. He roiupliii.-d of the Inti rf. r
eneeof the mllltarv in the afflra of the Hontli, to
which Mortoa n-nti'd. Williams move.1 10 refer
the hill 10 the Judiciary Cumlulttee. Trumloill
hoped Uis bill woithl be diapoMdof on its merits.
He thought the action of tho Hennte would be lu-eors-lalent
If they relueed to silnill Vlrglfila wltn
oiitcondillon. Humner did not favor thiiadinlai-hni
nf a aisle "alill amoking with rebellion." Moiton
favored sstenditig tun hill so s to make the adop
tion of Iter rntiei Million, III good tallll, s aoliditluii
nf heratllnlalon, and tiionitht that would be pre
ferable to lilmilnil'l ainenilment. llrtiko waa ei
poeed to the ailmlaalnn of VlriflliU while the Ifttri
amendment waa petidlng, soil moved to postpone
the qileatl.m till Feb. 2Sih. Tllla mntlor. waa fin
ally wlUidrawn and Ihe feteuete pmoteiledto Vote
on Edmuud'a amendment, reqnlrtng the tnipo-l-tion
of an oath npon Uie Htate omcera of VlrHltila,
that they are eUglble under the ltUi amendment,
which was agreed to, yeas 40, nsya 16.
House A concurrent resolution for ad
Jouumrnl on',3d Tuesday In April was rejNied
Itllla were Introduced, by Petara, to amend bank
rupt sot so aa to exempt certain Intereats In Life
luaurance pnllcleai by lugeraoll, for the oonatrun
tton of s NlNiiara Hlilp Canal 1 liotli of whli-h were
refi.rred.-The Philadelphia Navy Yard bill earns
np Kelly mailo a pmeli in reply to Mr. pawe.
lu which Ue aalil the Istter tlii llenn piiratnng s
ilog--.u.thc-nianeer policy, and making unfiilr co u
tiarlaon. Dickey for Pa. I s.ao apolte In reply 10
beaee allowing wherein hi atatetiienta nf tha ex
penditures of the Adnilnlatrulton were iiiijitt.
1 he extra expenditures were almply lor -arrlil4
out Ihn lawaof Cotigre. aud therefore nut cliarso
aole to Ills . aeculivi department of Ihe govern
nirnt. Concree. ahotlld atrike at Ihu laaaaudtut
oliarge llli'ir own alna Uion their servant.
echeuok reported s Joint resolution tor the contiu
ai.ee or ttie Income tax which waa paed. It tie
clerca that -'all poraoua are liable to tho pa. incut
of their proper Income tux' sevruing atid to accruo
for and during, sud up to the en I of the year IS7A,
and that the a-..-anieut and collection of sny aueb
tax In the year 1S70, sud remaining nniiald on Un
let of Jin., 1871, ma, under the existing previa
lona or the law, be made lu Ibe lart uu-nllun.-d
year," The peaeiua bill w-s Ukon up anil dla-cuai-vd
with no d-Uulte action.
' Senate Jan. 30th. A resolution rolulivn
to ventilation of Uiehallaof Congress was prrielit
ed. Uilla were preaouied, opeuliig puhlln lauila lu
C illfornis sftor thirty days to entry by hotMeatriid
snd pre-emption et-trre oniyf by Conkllng, lu
referuuoe to s charge In the cenati lawa to make
tbein confi-u to the Cosatltutloui by hatiikey, to
eatablUk a poatil telegraph. The Virginia b II
came up. Lrake renewed Ma sinendimu.t provid
ing that the coliatltutloli of Virginia ehull uuver be
so altered a to deprive any clta of ritixeti of
ihe right to vole who sre uuw euliUed thereto
Meaara. Itiward and Hailan BtipporUd the aiu.-tul-ment,
and Sherman opnoaed It, as aaylug In etliot
that VirginuifcllQ-ild not amend her coualltutlou
Ilowsrtl read s telogruui from s o'lieu ol Atlanta,
Ua., aetliug forth that the Leglaialure w..a con
aplrlng lu get Ihe atate Into the Union and tin n
deny the laws ol Cougisiaa, and rulorrln to mem
bers who bd baaely perjured thuiclv, a iu taking
the catb. Kfforn wi re matle to get the uanie ef the
lulmniaut, but Howard would not divulge. It, a. he
aald It weilld Buliinet him o pereonal !.. ger; hut
he waa s uisu ut Intel. Igeupe anil rtiil.bllity. Slur
tun aald be bad received several cunimniilcatluiia ol
S almliar uature, aud that s fund had beou raiaed
to detcud memhera of tbe Lesl.lature who might b
prnaecuted for perjury. The Senate adjourned,
with su luformal agreement to dlapuaeof tbe qaee
Uou to-Uay at 4 o'elock r. at.
noi'sa BingLam asked leav to intro
duce a bill maalng It an offnuae puulahable by A is
and iiiiiriaoiiiiient for any penou to propone a re.
peal ol the action of a state legMeture ratifying
anv sm.uduieut pillie flulted btatea OouaUlut uu.
Kldreuge objected. ' Loughridgo offered a reaolu
tton duclariug that there was 110 constitutional au
thoiity in the true)) -milking puaer to ahaorh for
eign territory until iliecoueut of the llou.-1 giv
en. puloe presented s petition of the villa -11a ol
Reuoaha tors iarbira,riiirUttun. Tyuer ollerea
s ruaoluilnn of Inquiry an tit tlin propriotv of re
moving diHuliilitu-e i.-i.iu soldlirs who luft their
rt-giuieiila after Ihe am lender of the rebel snuy.
Keliy of Pa , made s p-r.oual exolanatluu, denying
that be waa tiitercatcd 1. the pig Iron or any oilier
miunfaot-.r1rig hulueaa Hooper preaented s pe.
Ulleuof lM,n.iOcltiseiie of Utah praying adiiiinen a
aa a state The Philadelphia Navy Yard bill came
up. acoflvld reviowed l)4Wes speech on exiruva-
gltice, iitiustiug that pawea' oppoablon to tho
1-eague laland "'11 was tONpue Peniiylvatiia repub
(loans for not preferttug Inul for ipeaker. tiawea
replied that alconrld'a remarka wtre au luault to
the Hpceker, lo tbe Pennsylvania deleiallou aud to
hltnaulf, and unworthy s geutleinas. lb bill went
over until Tueadsy. Tlis Military Academy bill
waa takes up aud parsed. A lively dlet-uaaiou arose
ou Uie proposition to print 1S.U0U copi. a of Uuui-
miaeioner wens report, out uis proiolUoa was
Senate Jan. 21st Memorials wer pre
sented, from army oftiiMtrs for lucreaae of pay, and '
for a alsteeuth etuendmeut granting eutfrMge to
womeu. Tbe foltowiug wire amoug the bills lu-troilitci-d:
to ab'olub ihe prmduieu'a D ireau, auu
eaubiiah s nureauuf ITifaiaUou; by Pomeroy, pni
vlillng lur aubinituug lo the aisles au auienduiunt
declaring that the baalaof suffrage ahall be ciilsu.
Ship, each atate Ul deterinlne the age or the cltlxtm.
A aouiewtiat bilb-r peraulial dlacua-iou arose be
tween Humucr and Trumbull aa to their course uu
recoiiatruciidn geuerally. llrake'a Slueudiiivut to
tlio Virgli.la bill waa then tnkeu tip, aud adopted
bv s vole of Si to 37. further amendments were
offered, and adopa d, that the eum oonotliuili n
ahail never be amended so aa to deprive any cltizeu
of the right to hold ollloe eo sicouut of raoa, oulor,
Ac, or to deprive Iheiu ol achoui rlnht sud prlv
ilei.es. A auhall'nte for the preamble waa ul-o
agreed tu, an the bill was punted by a strict party
vote of 47 yeaa to lUnays,
IIocbk Bchenck gave notice that Le
should report early In the weak a revUlin of the
tariff bill. UuUer appeared and desired to review
the speech of liawea, Vut waa uot permuted ea tl.e
llouae hail voted tocoUkider private bills Wilaou
of Ohio, addreased the Uoaae ut the nterela 01
agrieultiire. ia apoke lu lavor of s redui tion of
tue tariff im all artloleai that enter luto manufactur
ing. Towusend and bUiughton made apeetbee on
fluance, sud tbe Uuuae adjourned.
SENATE Not in session.
' House -Jan. Sl'ld. The session was de
voted to general oiaenasioa. Moia-e, of Illinois,
aHike lu favor uf the ruiuuval of the iiutlunal cp
Ital, but did Sot expect the qilHatlon would lie
settled lo till deoade Kerr apoke lu geueral de
nunciation of then-publican parly, charging It with
melailuilntetratioii of the auvnruinent, and arguing
agaluatthe evils of high land, internal reiouuu.
uatioual hanking lawa, ko., Ao Lnaq apoke la
fvor of Uie capital removal, and said be should 01
fer a resolution for s committee to . xaiuiuu anit ro
port whether the pri Jeot waM praotioal.le, couMlalant
or poaalble. TlMi Weet Wauled It laH-auae there waa
the oeuler of popnletiou. WaMblillru, of Wlacou
tin, apoke agalnat Uie removal of the capital. He
eutireiy dlsaeuted from all uronoaitloiis looklua to
that end. Peek, of ludtliua, made s apeeh lu lavor
or reirtsitujutui lu government cxptriaoa. ail
juurued. Senate -Jan. 24 lot II. Morrill wo
sworn In sa Senator from Maine Fenton present
ed s .nuaiorlsl fur tbe remuval of duty ua Oauaituu
timber. A resolution was preaeuted siiamat the
coiitlnaanos or the income tax. and s bill to re
lieve the pout of ike flatilct of Columblai alao a
joint roauiiiuon granting epeueiuu to tue wiuow or
A. X.lnuol.1. Tho bill to orovlde a national onrreu.
cy of coiu aud Dutea was takeu up, sud .lelaitud dur.
lug the remainder of Itie eeeion by Hher.uii,
Hows, bSmuer. Uole, sud others. Sherman favor
ed the bill. 'Jbeprisi'lil dl.tributloa of ba.14 clr
oulailtin was nn lair. Oue-nlleentl. of the popul.e
tlvu of the euuulry had one-lhlnl of the b. being
caplul,. while the akat aiulSuutU where moit ueeii.
ed, was' almost without auy bauklng olrcul.ttiai. He
thought tiauonal banking bad many silvaulkgHw,
but aa sow carried ou It waa a monopoly. The 1 Ut
preplan tbe lucreaae III the bank nulallou I4V
0.',joii, to be gives lo the Houtb sud Went How
Blade s leuglbr apeeeb lu review if these nnainial
iiropoeitiou. 44 u sdvuratml Uie pmpoeltioe to allow
legal teudora lu 0 per cent bcimta ruileeiiuble at tue
pleasure of the guvemnieut. Tue present ctrcula
Uou was limited by au Inflexible Jaw, and this
wrong tbe bill would nut rig 11 . He would have s
law that declared the gold gambler s criminal, snd
conalgutd him to the peultauuary for lile, bat Uile
bill proposed to license Itiui. aud set hlia up la
trade nnder annrrlon of Itw. -ffumner thonght Ihs
pmrrlelon of the hill did n-H meet the preaeut re-qiiu-amenia
He gave notice that he ahould offer
an amenirsw-.it in the nature of s aubetltule.
Horstt Jiills wer introduced, fixing
eompeuaallon of tatler-rarrlera at H.aoOi to in
crfatee nnmls-r . f Judges of Bnpreme Court grant
ing 1S aeeea of land lo eoldleea In the late war; lo
ailJiiRt pnyment of pennlnns on s gold beats.
H aahburn Introduced s bill toektahliah potl tele
graph, referred to aeleei eommltteei s bill to In
corporate U. H National Telegraph Co. The eon
Iderallon of the reply of General of the Army to
1nqutr.ee aa to the authority for certain n, Hilary
doing In Georgia waa taken np. Breoka contended
the act of lien. Terry wer uaitrpatlons. Putler
defended the President and Gen. Terry, and gave
tbe authority under which they acted. The Vir
ginia bill wuh the Senate amendments waa then
taken up. Famawnrth moved that the Mnuea con
cur In the amendments, rllngham seconded In a
brlet speech. A query of Butler led to s aharp an
swer from Blnrrbam. snd sn intenaely bitter per
aoual rejoinder fro-rt Hutler, followed by s eqully
acorltig r-lmke from Famawnrth. After some far
ther debate s vote wsa rosohed est Famaworth's
motlou and the amendment was sdopted by s strict
psrty Vote, yeaa 1SS, navaST.
It costs f 5 it day to live comfortably at
ft Ijondon hotel.
Ice three lnnhs thick is being g-ttli
ered in Winston. N. C.
Brooklyn, the "City of Churches,"
contiiins ii()0 churches.
Fonr prominent English magazines
aro edited by women,
The elevated railway in New Tork has
thns far cost $8,000,(KK).'
The Batik of California paid divi
dend ot tfiW.fXK) last ysar.
The sanitary authorities of Chicago are
going for the milk venders,
There are now three hundred and filty
American families in Drcaden.
Iiland N. 10, so famous during the
war, ii now resort lor river pirates.
Philadelphia is tbe only large oity
which still slicks to band fire engines.
The profit of tha richest gold mine in
Caliloruia last year waa $340, 000.
Brooklyn is furnishing coal for ber
poor at the rnte of $1,000 per duy.
Whisky was the cause of at least forty
murders in the South during the holidays.
Tho I'aducah, Ky., llolling Mill com
menced operations ou Thursday of last
Railroads In South Carolina Lave re
duced their faro to immigrant at one cent
' lit. Ml. a of Love" is the titl of
Siilni y lllstui'hiird'a new novel in London
The ftnti-llrighnmiles now have an
organization iu every county in Utah T. r
ritoiy. The merenry at St Albans, on Friday
night, the 14th inst, fell to 30 degrees be
Tho cily council of Montgomery, Ala.,
have resolved nut to receive any pay for
A Woodbury, Vt, farmer made and
sold, in 1HC9, butter to th amount of one
On Monday, the 17th, Louisville waa
complaining of April-like showers aud
A copper mine yielding nineteen per
cent ol pure metal lias beeu discovered at
Hanover, N. II.
The opposition papers in Taris bave
420,000 subscribers: those of the govern
ment sidu only 4:1,000.
- Au expedition to recover $10,000,000
in treasure, lout on the coast or !-)jttin, isiu
preparation in France.
An uged mendicant lias been arrested
at Ilayoune, trance, whooarried $8,000 in
gold about bis person.
Mr. Isaac Stratton, of Keeue, N. II.,
a few days since sold hoards Irom one pine
truo to tha into of $125.
A Virginia negro trim stole ft valuable
horse nnd killed him for Lis bide, Las been
sent to priion for eighteen years,
A conplo of New York doctor Love
chartered a slenm yacht to take their pa
tients around FlorliU this eviuter.
l'liil.idelphia claims $8,000,000 of the
$10,000,000 worth of property destroyed by
tiro in the United States in 1HCJ.
The National Rubber Works, recently
destroyed by tiro at Uristcl, will be rebuilt
and in operation within ninety day.
The mercury a' San Fraucisco has beeu
above ninety degrees only six times for the
Isst nineteen years, aud seldom goes below
Tho wives of upward of a hundred
convict at Cayenne Lave petitioned to be
allowed to rejoiu their husband in that
The Greeks Lave long wanted ono ele
ment of nationality-a national anthem.
The King La ordered on to be composed
A silver quarter that a man in Millers-
burg, Ohio, gave to Lis child ix years ago,
has just bnea found (a the stomach of a
I 'on Piatt writes that oue Donsested of
rt wnoie coat, n clean shirt, and who is ft
member of Congress, oan go (nto Whasb
iugtou society at ouce,
The Young Men's Christian Associa
tion nf Chicago bss gone into the business
of finding employment for girls and wo
men ai housekeeper in the South.
The first milk train on the Housalonic
Tttilroad cariied 1700 quarts, Oct. 1, 1807.
In 18(18 the average was 9.200 quarts a dav.
and lust year about 15,000 quarts.
A negro explain th apathy in cele
brating the anniversary of the battle of
New Orleans, by the fact that "Butler's
bin dar since Jackson's bin gone,"
Mrs. Stanton's advice about choosing
a wile is; "Alway lock for a girl with
good teeth, for the teeth are a sample of
every bono iu the fair one body."
A company at Windsor, yt, are com
plbting an order for $HO,000 worth of nii l
nig and screw machines, which are to be
sLtpped to Edinburgh, Scotland,
In one ranch near Los Angelos, Cal..
it is intended to plant on hundred acres
witn i.ni'lnli mustard soed, as an experi
ment. Noarly a touof seed will be sown.
Tbo articles iu tho Macs-Allen prize
fight hav been signed. The fight is to be
lor $'2,500 and the cba nplonship of Amer
ica. It is to take place on May 13, within
55 miles of New Orleaus.
A consignment of five hundred half
miests ol tea, lu bond, wa received in
Chicago on 8 iturday, via the Uuiou Faciflo
Railroad, direot from Shanghae, China
the first instance of tbe kind on record.
Portland, Maine, is one of the chief
sugar re fining cities of tha oountry Thiit
city Imporrt-d last year G,Slrt,u71 gallons of
moiasses ana au,oits,-io pounds or sugar.
A Hatches man obtained some cur
rency a tow days ago by charging some
emigrants a dollar a wagon for crossing a
bridge which Las been tree for the last 40
A wild cut that Lad been depredutitig
on tha tame squirrels in Court Square,
Memphis, wus discovered and killed by
Mr. Kicrnan, the keeper, ou Saturday
The Vermont Central Railroad Las hud
to pay John L. Farwell, cashier of tbe
Chiremont national bank, $!,000 and oosts
for pnltiug him off tha train at Charles-
lowu soma years since.
The "small tewing maohine" which
some rascal in New York sends to those
people who respond to hi advertisement
by inclosing bmi $1, la n shoemaker s awl,
worth about fifteen ocuts.
Tho Army and Navy Journal says that
out ol the !l, 771 oillours of our army, le
tweeu 7110 and 800 entered tha service aa
private soldiers, and that only 623 ever en
joyed the advantages of West Point
It iB estimated that $500,000,000 are
deposited In tbe vurions savings banks of
tlio Uuiled States, Intimating tba popu
lutiou at 40,000,000, this would give $13 60
to every muu, wuiuau auu uuuu iu iu
Tba Whits Pins (Nevada) News say
th total shipments of bulliop for Decem
ber aro: from Treasure City, $129,128.13;
from Hamilton, $121,774. CG; from Slier
muiitown, $01,330.01; making a total of
$302, 2 14. C7.
A mammoth wildcat weighing forty-
five ponndt, and five feet iu length, was
killed at Killingly, a few days ago, altera
short fight with hounds, during which
three of the latter were killed, lie gave
leap fifteen ft et high alter being ahot
Two reverend rrentlenion had conveved
a precious freight to tha Holy "Lily, and
were In the act of alighting at tneir norei,
whn tbe driver of thsir vehicle suddenly
lashed his horses, and got away with th
box which Lad been guarded with such
The consumption of horse flesh contin
ues to increase in Europe. The quantity
sold during September. October snd No
vember ol IStW, was 220,000 pounds, being
the produce of 505 horses; in the same
period of 1HC9 it had inoreased to 272,000
pounds, and 683 of thou animsia.. -, ' '
A lawyer and red-hot stove, the on
having ils fvet braded against tba other,
upset in the Chancery Court at Nashville
the other day, while Judge Oant was read
ing a deposition, Th lira flew all over
the room, a panio transpired, and th
chancellor vociferously deelarod the court
--Kit Burn's notorious Water Street Dog
Pit, In New York, has been leased for threa
years to raiationarie, who propose to re
vive th work so abortively done over
year ago, when ''The Wickedest Man"
went up Zion's bill and then want down
We Lave recently read soverl startling
instances of poor men finding .considerable
psckages of money and returning them to
their ownera. They ware poor men, bear
in mind; if they hadn't been we should
think the beginning of tha end waa at
Coleridge at one of tbe Bristol leotnrea,
when the audience showed soma tlgns of
disapprobation, said: "I am not at all
surprised that when tha red-bot prejudices '
of aristocracy are plunged into thi oool
element of reason, they should go off with
Tha following quakerish advertisement
appeared in the New York H. raid of th
21st: "If 'Personal' of the 18th of Janu
ary Is frnm thee, my Charlre, give me th
first initial of thy next name, and mak
sure that my poor broken heart can yet re
vive." A. Frenchman of Montmorency hit
solved tho problem of aerial navigation by
conslru'iting a machine which cau be guid
ed through the air as readily as a calj oq
land, and by means nf whloh ha confident,
ly expects to go from Paris to Marseille iu
The following were tlio receipts of th
places of amusement in Boston the lust
month: -Acl. Iphi, $12,052; Rich, Bart
Trowhridgo, $3,871; Howard Athetatum,
$18,054; Boston Museum, $14 731; Boston
Tbeatro, (for Nov.) $41,015; Belwyn'sTno
atro, $23 201.
And yet again th Charleston tfew
appeals to the planters of the ami til tq
diversify their orops. Plant corn I corn I
corn ! it cries; "the cotton which bleaches
the Ileitis may crown our hard endeavor,
hut what we lpau pn most s bread, the
stair of life,
New York Is trying to prevent by legis
lative act the repacking of old barrels with
flour, sugar, incal, A.o. Old barrels are
collected iu this cily and Its subnfbs, aud
and are found in the most toul reoesses,
even from tho cellar to tha atlio of. tene
Bill Childs, a notorious bushwhacker
during the war, and known sines as a des
perate outlaw, was found hsnping in bit
mother's barn n few days ago, in Lafayotto
count), Missouri. Whether died by hg
owu hand or by aid of regulators it not
known, but the community ar satisfied
with the result
A loiter has been received from Dr.
Livingstone, (luted Mtv30ih. Livingstons
was nt Ugigi, ou the 2 in Z in Ztki lytue,
whore he hud fjuud his supplies. I'.s was
iu good heal 111 and spirits, and proponed
traveling to the windward of the Z-tn Z tu
Ziki, utiles some boatmen and further
supplies, for which ha had sent, reached
A great storm swept over tho City of
Limerick, Ireland, on December 30th.
When tho storm was at its highest, a house
iu Johu street, built over tiva hundred
years ago, fell 111, jurying thp Inqaaips,
supposed to be soma sixteen persons, in
the rums. Five of them were rescued
alive, but in a very bad state, and five,
otbera were taken out dead nud dreadfully
A lazy but lugeuious Yankee iu North
ITaven, Mass., has invented a machine for
feeding his homes, cattle aud poultry with
out tba help of an attendant It is a clock
work arrangement by which at a certain
hour a bottom drops out of a hopper and
the feed goes lo the animals, while tha
farmer lies soundly iu bis bed or hoyere n
the chimney corner, iio is now at wori
nn a machine for putting victuals into Lii
own moijtb while Lis hands are in bis
Bittres. ' Ju the uitdioal world, new-a.
days, Bitters aro all the rage, In one lorn)
or another, nnder 011 name or another,
they aud their staring advertisement ar
everywhere to ba fouutl, professing to cur
all the ill flesh is heir to, Irom a bump on
tbe ht ad to tbe small pox. Of their fli
eaay in general we know nothing, but tberf
one variety conoeruiug which we hear
praise from all, We refer to Hoorland's
German Bitters. This is not ft mere pre
paration of aoiu sort of liquor and bitter
tiorlis and barks, but a Medicine designed
for Diseases of the Stomach and Bowels,
and of gieat power aud usefulness. Ws
have not made those assertions without con
sulting those who know and are compe
tent to judge, aud they all fully endorse
what we say." The above remarks are
copied from the tditotial columns of thp
"liable," Poughkeepsie, j. Y- You wi$
rooollpct that HooOand's German Bitters iu
eutireiy free from sny alcoholic ingredient.
Tim amcikkts proclaimed that Mermaids,
Nymphs, Nuiads and th Graces bar" long,
flowing tresses which made tiiem envied by
their sisters of earth. But tbcy arose out
of the sea foam or bathed in fountains
reached by no mortal bands, and kept their
locks of uWjy $ol nut, dark and lustrous,
uud thus bad no need ot Ring's Vegetable
Ambrosia, which is doing the same thing
for thousunda of people iu our day. 1 .
FaaMEns should send to D. W. Ramsdell,
171 Lake St. Chicago, th proprietor of th
celebrated Rauisdell Norway Oat and get
bialsige illustrated circular giving a full
history of the Oata.
For Couou and Colds a tew drops of
Pratt & Butcher's' Magm Oil on lump of
sugar, will afford lusumt relief and will in
a shoit time eutireiy cure the worst kind of
cold. For sore throat it "can't be beat"
It is pleusunt to take. Try it
Thk Wageii.r Co. Sileut Sewing Machine
with Raster Attachment. It is tha most
simple iu coustruotion aud the lightest run
ning machine manufactured, It will htm,
fell, tuck, braid, cord, bind and embroider.
It works directly from two common spools.,
making the unparalleled Xlailio IkuiU
luck Mitch. Terms easy all deposits unt
reuls being applied on account ot purchase
of the machine. Warerooms 39 Madiaoo
St., Chicago, Agents wanted, . . ,
Fun Thboat Doxusat and affections of
Chest, " Brown' linmahiu1 IVoches," or
Ccngh Lozenges, ' aro of great value. In
Congbs, Irritation of the Throat caused by
Ould. or Unusual Exertion of tha voottl
organs, iu speaking iu public or siugiugj,
they produce the most beneficial result.
The Troche have proved their efficacy.
The CtjNiuD Mail Line of Steamship
leave weekly from New York, Liverpool
aud Queeuslon. Agents iu all th princi
pal oities or tba Northwest. S. Row,
General Western Ageut, No. 2, Lsks St,
Chicago. 1 ... 1 11 i
IIusxbot A Euuix's, leadin wholesale)
drtiggial of th North want, t-tiruar Lk
St., aud Wabash Avenue, Chicago.
. 1 11 1 1 .11 rt:..
I tod do not want gray Lair, ns Hull's
Vegeutbl Sicilian Hair Renewer, which
will not (luiu th skin, or soil liueu.