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APRIL 1873.
.'The' Kc Axtliur - Enquirer.
J. W. EOWEK, Kdltov and Vroprintar.
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OF 1'OSTAtiK wltlilu tUe MiulU of Vinton
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A. failure to notify iliscoiitinnance it the
end of the time euliecrilied for, will lie tulteu
new engagement for lubauriiition. .
AdvertUinf Bntea. V i
The ipace occupied by 10 llnei of thU (Man
. nurell) type (half constltiiU nure.
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Out column, .
T .,rl Arlvartlaemonta II 00 DM miare for
. flrnt luMrtion; and Ml ecnti per niure for
each additional iimcrtioii.
llimlneaa Card, not exceeding line, 5
per year.
All bill due ou first luaertlou of adrertiie
nicnts. Jiilla with regular adrertisen to be paid
liusiuens Notlces-10 conts a line. Marriage
Notices ucconliug to the liberality of the
Yearly advertisers entitled to quarterly
eliauKe. , . ...
Advertltementi not otherwise ordered, will
be continued until ordered discontinued, aud
charged accordingly.
Marble Monuments, Tomb St ones,
IiOaAN, - - - OKIO.
Good Assortment of Marble constantly on
hand. All kinds of CKMKTE11Y WUKKdone
to order in the nnest style.
Will iittcnd promptly to nil lcgul business
entrusted to his cure in Vintou ami udjolutng
counties. Ovfiok In tho Recorder's ofllee.
Will attend promptly to any buslneiis given
to liis oni-0 hiii I management in any Courts of
Vintou und adjoiuiiig couuties. Offick In
tho Court House, up stairs.
ritosKOBTiNd Attorney ok Vinton County.
Will practice In Ross, Vinton and adjoining
oountie. All legal liunlneta uutrutted to his
ave provaptlt amudaxi to.
Prompt aticution given to all legal business
entrusted to his care.
U dice at hiit reitideuco.
Feb. S8. M.
Offick First door West of Pan. Will t
llros. Kspecial attentiou given to tho collee
tinnfclaimi.. IwAel
(Formerly Sands House,)
EGBERT BOWEN Tkoi-kietou.
This House, which it convenient to the R. R.
depot, since changing proprietors, has been
thoroughir renovated and refill ulshi'd, aud
the pruson't proprietor offers to travelers aud
boarders the bent aeconmiodiitiuui.
Uood Htableon the prcmiiius.
This Hotel Is in the most nouvonient part of
tho city on Front bt., between Market aud
Jelforsou. . .
Coruer High and fltnto 8ts., nearly opposite
Hlato House,
K. J.HI.OCNT . ..... Proprietor.
Tills Hotel Is tarnished tliroiiffhout with all
tho modern liiiurovoniunts. liueits can rely
on the best treatment and very low hills.
8t root Cam pins this Hotel to aud from all
Rallivud Depots.
This house, formerly tho Isham Homo, has
tineu thoroughly ruiiovatwl anil beautifully
ftirulslied. Having superior fucllltlKs, every
thing will be done mnmke guests comfortable.
Table always supplied with the best the mar
ket afford. Mi-flly furnished rooms and
eloanuHt beds, (lood Htnliles. Kvery effort
made for the comfort ef patrons. All charges
This Hotel, a few (net from the Railroad IHc
not, and whore all travelers on all trains ran
ako meals, has Just been greatly enlarged and
thoroughly repaired, iialnuid, 4c, and Is now
In complete Older for the reception of gueits.
Trains stop ten minutes for lueala. Terms
C.rmsr Sixth and Walnut SI rest. ,
F. I. OAKKS A 3. T. FIHHF.B, Proprlelora,
J K o. M u I NT T a a A J. B. Co N K LLT, C Wr ks.
Iilsots houss has lMMtn entirely JtelUUvl. Re
Thlsedv and Kemodolwl, and Is la all ra
urnuscil hv Bono In the West. A mule and
nlnaaant auooiuinodntlons for travelers. )lv
olaoaU OAREsJkCU, Proprletert.
Dry Goods, Notions, Hosiery) &o.
- m and S26 South Higli Street, . . ,
K. Baok,' of Mo Arthur, Is tbe traveling
tgeut for the aliove house, and all orders du
ll u.tvd to him will receive prompt silent ion.
January 15, ltfI8.tf. .
, CT. TOWELL, ' ,!
Front Bt I'ubtsmoutd, onio. . -
J. F. Towell la agont for several Mils, and
his house Is headquarters for many desirable
makes of Kastern Uoods. All goods will bu
sold at the lowest possible price. .
Close cash buyers, flrat-class time, trade.
Wholesale peddlers and furnacetnen are par
ticularly invited to au examination of his
stock. - .' :. .
We are drifting apart, friends, drifting apart,
Mind from mind, and heart from heart;
Out on the billowy ocean, of life,
With its surging sorrow, Its foaming strife,
We floated at morning, side by aide,
And deemed that uo storms our lives dlvldo;
But tho sun pours down ou our beads at noon,
And we find, to our bjtter grief, full soon,
We are drifting apart.
'Twah a bitter les8on,'nhen first 'twas learned
And the flery truth in our wanned hearts
There were breath of slander aud jealous fenrs,
And reproachful words and rcpuiitunt tears,
That arose between with tho ocean's roar,
And wo knew that never, oh, uever more,
Could the beautiful trust we had known of old
Entwine our hearts In its loving fold;
Wo aro drifting apart.
Alasl for the beautiful d renins of youth.
When lifo is beauty and love Is truth;
Whou our marble Idols arise so fair,
And no fear of tho whitened clay is there;
When we see our roses without n thorn,
And the storms loom not in the rosy morn;
When words are truthful and friendship pure,
And the heart would shrink from the bright
est luro
That would drift us apart.
Mow we heave aud dnsh on the ocean's waves;
To Its heaving billows we still aro slaves ;
Wo reach out our arms to thofrlonds of yore,
Hut the wild waves answur, "Nevermore;"
And we long again for the little stream
Where first we learned to love and drenin ;
Hut the surges dash us about In pain
While thelrjauswer Is still, "Ah, never again I
Ye have drifted apart."
Drifted apart from the. loves of old,
From tho woodland cotith Its teuder fold;
Apart from the beautiful droRinsof yore,
That wero all with rainbows glided o'er;
Apart from tho Innocent, guileless days
When the truth beamed out from each word
of praise,
From our sunhrlght hopes of unsulflsh love,
And an earthly Eden, like one above,
We have drifted apart.
O, friends, dear friends, of the oldou time I
To the olden music my heart makes rhyme;
Still, still I hear, o'er the ocean's roar,
Each loving note of the days of yore.
Tempests and storms may have wildly ruved;
Dark, tossing billows I may have braved;
But still, from the beacon light of truth
The soft rays point to the days of youth,
Ero we dill tod apart.
Our theory lias always been, "Eat
lightly In the evening." While,
therefore, morning and noon there
la bountifuiness, we do not have
much on our tea-table but dishes
and talk. The most of tho world's
work ought to be finished by six
o'clock 1 M. Tho children arc
homo from school. Tho wife is
done mending or shopping. The
merchant 1ms gnt through with dry
goods or hardware. Let tho tea
bell ring sharp and musical. JValk
into tho room fragrant With Oolong
or Young Hyson. Scut yourself ut
the tea-tablo wide enough apart to
have room to take out your pocket
handkerchief if you want to cry at
any pitiful story of the-daj', or to
spread yourself in laughter if some
ono propound an irresistible conun
drum. The bottlo rules the sensual
world, but tho tea-cup is queen in all
the fair dominions. Onco this leaf
was very rare, and fifty dollars per
pound, and when tho East India
Tea Company mado a present to
the King of two pounds and two
ounces, it was considered worth a
mark in history. But now Uncle
Snm and his wifo every year pour
thirty million pounds of it into
their saucers. Twelve hundred
years ago, a Chineso scholar by the
name of Lo Yu, wrote of tea t "It
tempers the spirits and harmonizes
tho mind, dispels lassltudo and ro-
llovcs fatigue, awakens thought aud
prevents drowsiness, lightens and
refreshes the body, and clears tho
perceptive faculties," Our own ob
sorvatlon is that there is nothing
that bo loosens tho hinges of the
tongue, soothes tho temper, exhllit
rates the diaphragm, kindles social
ity, and makes tho futuro prom Is
lug., Like one of the small glasses
In the wall ot lianium s old mu
seum, through which you could seo
cities and mountain" bathed in sun
shine, so, as you drink from tho
teacup, and get on toward tho bot
torn so that it Is sufficiently clevat
ed, you can seo almost anything
glorious that you want to, 'We had
a'grat-aujit whVusdi to come, from
town with the pockets of her bom
bazine dress standing way out With
nice things for the children, biit
she would come in looking black as
a thunder-cloud until she had got
through with her first cup of tea,
when she would empty her right
pocket f sngar-plnms, and having
iininshed her second cup would
ernpty the other pocket, and after
sl)a ,akeri an extra i, third, tjiip,
bopiusl Live felt, so very chilly,' it
iooR ail the, sitting-room and parlor
and kitchen to contain her exhila
ration. ' . j
Be not surprised if, after your
friends' are seated nt the table, the
style of the conversation depends
very muehlon tho kind of tea that
tho hoiiBeAife pours for the guests.
If it be genuine Young Hyson, the
leaves of which are gathered early
in the season, the talk will be fresh,
and spirited, and sunshiny. If it
be what the Chinese call Pearl tea,
but our merchants have named
Gunpowder, the conversation will
be explosive, and somebody's repu
tation will be killed before you get
through. If it be green tea, pre
pared by large infusion of Prussian
blue and gypsum, or black tea mix
ed with pulverized black lead,
y-ou may expect there will be a
poisonous efl'oct in tho conversation
and the moral health damaged,
The English Parliament found that
there had come into tho country
two million pounds of what tho
merchants call "lie tea," and, as
fur as I can estimate, about the
same amount has been imported in
to the United States; and when the
housewife pours into the cups of her
guests a decoction of this "lie tea"
the group arc sure to fall to talk
ing about their neighbors, and mis
representing ever thing they touch.
One meeting of a "sewing society"
up in Canada where this tea was
served, resulted in two law-suits for
slander, four black eyes that were
not originally that color, the expul
sion of the minister, and the abrupt
removal from the top of the sex
ton's head of all capillary adorn
ment. But on our minister's tea-table we
will have first-rate Ningyong, or
Pouchong, or Souchong, Oolong, so
that conversation may be pure and
We propose from time to time to
report.some of the talk of our visit
ors at tho ten-table. We do not en
tertain at tea many very great men.
The fact is that great men at the
tea-table for the most part are a
bore. They are apt to be self-absorbed,
or so profound I cannot un
derstand them, or analytical of food
or nervous from having studied
themselves half to death, or exhume
a piece of brown bread from their
coat-tail because they are dyspep
tic, or make such solemn remarks
about hydro-benzamide or sulphin
digotic acid, that tho children get
frightened and burst out crying,
thinking something dreadful is go
ing to happen. Learned Johnson,
Bplashing his pompous wit over the
tabic for Boswell to pick up, muot
have been a sublime nuisance. It
was said of Goldsmith that "he
wrote like an angel, and talked like
poor Poll." There is more interest
in tho dining-room when wo have
ordinary people than when we have
There aro men and women who
occasionally meet at our tea-table,
whoso portraits are worth taking,
There aro Dr. Luttcrflcld, Mr. Giv
cmfits, Dr. Ileavyasbricks, Miss
Stinger, who come to see us. We
expect to invito them nil to ten very
soon, and as you will in future hear
of their talk, it is better that I tell
you now some of their characteris
tics. Dr. Butterflcld is one of our most
welcomo visitors at the ton-table.
As his name indicates, ho is both
melting and beautiful. Ho ulwnys
takes pleasant views of things.
Uo likes his tea sweet, and after
his cup is passed to him, ho fre
quently hands it back, and says,
"This Is really delightful, but a
little moro sugar if you please." He
has a mellowing effect upon the
whole company. After hearing him
talk a little whilo, I find tears stand
ing ' In my eyes without any suf
ficient reason. It Is almost as good
as a sermon, to seo him wipe his
'mouth" with a napkin. I would not
want him all alone to tea, because
it would bo making a meal of
sweetmeats. Rut when he is pres
ent with others of different tem
peraments, ho is entertaining. He
always reminds me of tho desert
cnllod floating Island, beaten egg
on custrad. On all subjocts-po-Htlcnl,
social, and religious ho
takes tho smotho side. Ho is a min
ister, and prenched a courso of
flfty-ono sermons on heaven in ono
year, saying that ho would preach
.on the last and fifty-second Simday
concerning a place of quite opposite
character, but the audience assem
bling xn that day inAugust, he
rose, and, said that it -was too. hot
to preach, and so dismissed them
immediately with a benediction.
A.t the tea-table X never could per
suade him to tcke any current-jelly,
for he always prcfercd strawberry-
jam. He rejects acidity , , :
We generally place opposite hiin
at tho tea-table, Mr. Givemfits.-
Ho is the very antipodes of Dr.
Butterflcld; and when the two talk,
you get both sides of the subject
I have to laugh to liear them talk;
and my little. girl, at the controver
sial 'collfsions, gets Into such 4 hys
terics that wo' hive torrid her.witli
her mouthful into the Hcxt room, .to
be pounded on the back to stop
her from choking. My friend Giv
emfits is '"down on" almost every
thing but tea, and I think one rea
son of his nervous, sharp, petulent
way is that he takes too much of
this beverage. He thinks the world
is very soon coming to an end, and
says, "The sooner the better, con
found it!" He is a literary man, a
newspaper writer, a book critic,
and so on ; but if he wero a minister,
he would preach a course of fifty-
one sermons on "future punish
ment," proposing to preach tho fif
ty-second and last Sabbath on "fu
ture rewards;" but the last Sabbath
coming in December, he would say
to his audience, "Really, it is too
cold to preach. We will close with
tho doxology and omit the bene
diction, as I must go down by the
stove and warm."
Ho docs not like woman. Thinks
they are of no use in this world,
save to set the tea a drawing. Says
there was no trouble in Paradise
'till a female came there, and that
ever since Adam lost the rib, wo
man has been to man a bad pain
in the side. He thinks that Dr.
Buttcrfield, who sits opposita him
at the tea-table, is semething of a
hypocrite, aud asks hi.n all sorts of
puzzling questions. Tho fact is, it
is vinegar-cruet against sugar-bowl
in perpetual controversy. I do not
blame Givemfits .as much as many
do. His digestion is poor. The
chills and fever enlarged bis spleen.
lie. has frequent attacks of neu
ralgia. Once a week he has the
sick headache. His liver is out of
order. He has twinges of rheuma
tism. Nothing he ever takes
agrees with him but tea, and that
doesn't. Ho has a cood deal of
trial, and the thunder of trouble
has soured tho milk of human
kindness. When he gets critici
sing Dr. Butterfield's sermons
and books, I have sometimes
to pretend that I hear some body
at the front door, so that I can go
out in the hall and have an. uproar
ious laugh without being inde
corous. It is ono of the great
amusements of my lifo to have on
opposite sides of my tea-table, Dr.
Buttcrfield and Mr. Givemfits.
But we have many others who
come to our tea-table : Miss Smiley,
who often runs in about six o'clock.
All sweetness is Miss Smiley. She
seems to like everybody, and every
body seems to like her. Also Miss
Stinger, sharp ns a hornet, prides
herself on saying things that cut;
dislike men; cannot bear the sight
of a pair of boots; loathes a sha
ving apparatus; thinks Eve would
have shown better capacity for
housc-koeping if she had, tho first
timo sho used her broom, swept
Adam out of Pardise. Besides
these ladies, many good, bright,
useful, and sensible people of all
kinds. In a few days wo shall in
vite a group of them to tea, and
you shall hear, through these col
umns, some of their discussions of
men and books and thhings. We
shall order a canister of tho best
Young Hyson, pull out the exten
tion table, hang on tho kettle, stir
the blaze, and with chamois and
silver powder, scour up the tea-set
that we never use -save when we
have company.
The Westminster Review crit
icizes the following: .
"tiod moves In a mysterious way,
Ills wonders to perform;
Ho plants his footstops on the io,
And rldei upon tho storm."
It Bays: "The offense consists
in the utter bad taste of mak
ing God a kind of superior aero
bat," walking on the sea and
riding the storm." Whereupon
tho N. Y. Observer says: "We
think the critic an ass. and con
sequently ho. has not read tho
Bible, which says of God : Thy
way is in tho 6ca, and Thy path
in the great waters, and Thy
lootsteps are not known.
It is far better to bo suro of somo
thing, and to rest content with it,
than to risk all for somo mere pos
sibility of great gain.
BY THE REV. T. DE WITT TALMAGE, D. An Indian War Threatened In
vThe Indians of the Eastern
Wyision of Washington Terri
tory are threatening to take
tho war path. The tribe is the
largest in the Territory, num
bering some two thousand in
all, and over one third warriors.
The cause they assign for their
bad temper is that they are be
ing forced on reservations, and
as many lead a vagabond life
they object to the restraint of
a reservation, where they must
work for their bread. The set
tlers have already organized
themselves into a military com
pany, and have sent word to
the Rev. .Mr. Wilbur, the agent;
not to attempt by any means to
put the Yakimas upon the res
ervation until a proper military
force to execute the orders ar
rives. A chief named Aleck
has tendered the services of his
band, which numbers about
forty, to the whites, and the of
fer pas been accepted. It is
not I probable that any trouble
will arise there until an attempt
is made to force the savages on
the jand allotted them. They
are 'well armed, and should
they resist would deliver a se
vere! battle. The Federal
Indian policy is denounced a
fraud of the first water.
In a recent return of the
commercial navies of the Avorld
we oDserve the lollowinfi; lacts:
One-third of .all the sailing ves
sels, and two thirds of steam
ships of the civilized world,
carrjn the British flag. The
United States come next, though
a long distance behind. Against
19,182 British sailing vessels
engaged in commerce, we pos
sess but 7,092; and against the
British tonnage of 5,300,327,
ours is but 2,272,120. The
steamships of Great Britain
number 2,538, having a ton
nage of 2,382,145; the steam
ships lof the United States num
ber 4t0, and represent an ag
gregate of 401,043 tons. Nor
way and Jtaly rank third and
fou,ith in the possessions of sail
ing vessels, and Germany and
Frarce continue the list at a
slight distance behind. In re
gard to steam-ships, France
comes third, and Germany
fourth on the list. The entire
table, which covers nearly all
the states civilized world, shows
that the commercial navies of
the present day number 56,
727 sailing vessels, measuring
14,503,839 tons, and 4,333
steam-ships, measuring 3,080,
670 tons.
Orchard Trees.
Scraping the dead bark from
orchard trees will add much to
their good appearance, and in
duce a healthy growth the com
ing summer. A small triangular
plate of steel attached to a
handle two or three feet long
is the best implement. Any
village blacksmith can easily
make ono which will answer
quite as well as those sold at
the stores, trees from which
branches have been broken off'
by storms or ice should have
the wound cut smooth, and a
coat of shellac varnish or melt
ed grafting wax applied . to
their surfaces, to prevent de
cay from moisture. If new or
chards are to bo planted the
trees should bo obtained as
soon as possible. Due regard
of course must be had in the
selection of varieties, using only
those that are known to bo good
and abundant bearers. Select
also with reference to having a
succession from earliest to latest
if intended for family use. Agriculturist.
Tue striko on tho St. Louis, Kan
sa8 Cttv & Northern railroad is
practically ended. Everything has
been quiet to-day, and trains have
run without molestation. The com
pany has now over fifty new engin
eers and freight trains will resume
running tomorrow. About forty
strikers and thoso engaged in ob
structing tho raul, doBtroylng prop
erty and interfering with trains are
now In jail at dilferent points and
will bo prosecuted to tho utmost
extont of tho law.
Major Stephen II. Webb,
formerly of tho regular army
son of the late General Webb,
of the revolutionary army, died
at Jacksonville, Florida, on the
14th inst. '
MuBKUArs Drodueed a serious
break in tho Miami Canal, at Day
ton, the other day. '
All is reported quiet at the
Modoc lava bed.
Twenty-five frame buildings,
in Macon, Ga., were burned
Tuesday morning.
The Emperor of Austria has
contributed 81,000 to the Bee
thoven Memorial Fund.
Neal Dow, of Maine, is go
ing to Europe to talk temper
ance. He will leave on 'the
29 inst.
The President has appointed
Frederick Sawyer, ex-Senator
from South Carolina, Assistant
Secretary of Treasury. . ;
. The House branch of the
New Jersey Legislature, by a
vote of fifty-three to three, has
resolved to investigate itself.
William II. West, late Chief
Clerk of the Treasury Depart
ment, died Monday night. Ho
had been in the Treasury since
The coal tonnage of the
Hocking Valley Railroad for
the last two weeks was 40,495
tons. The earnings of the road
for the same time were 847,
457. An old man living in Carter
County, Ky., murdered one
grandchild and nearly killed
another, to prevent them from
dying of starvation.
A recreant husband in Patter
son, N. J., has been compelled
to pay $4 weekly for his wife's
support, the Court having re
used to recognize a divorce
which he procured in Indiana.
George McDonxold, the sup
posed forger on the Bank of
England, arrested at New York
on Thursday, had gold and
other property to the amount
of $35,000 in his possession.
Tiif Empress of Russia has
arrived at Florence, Italy.
She is journing to Southern It
aly, where shTS contemplates
naming some time for the
benefit of her health.
Every thing is quiet at the
Ashland riCy) Coal Works
Most of the miners have gone
to work, and the balance, it is
expected, will either leave or
go to work in a few days.
An Englishman, who has
had ten years' experience where
of he speaks, pauses a moment
to scratch an item to the effect
that that there are fifty-four
different and distinct varieties
of fleas.
Jailer Fields, of Auburn,
N. Y., who was struck with a
bar of iron by Perry, who, with
three others, escaped from the
jail in that city Friday last,
died Tuesday morning. Perry
is still at large.
Among the articles from
America to bo exhibited at the
Vienna Exhibition is a log of
black walnut, the largest ever
grown, six ieet in diameter ana
eighteen feet long, which was
out in Missouri, and weighs
seven tons.
At uiiariotto lowa, a man
attempted to cross a creek
with a team and wagon, in
which wero five persons. The
wagon was swept away by the
current into deep water, and all
but one of the people in the
wagon drowned.
There have been an unusual
number of failures in the last
class at West Point. No Je"ss
than eighteen of the cadets
nominated last year have been
recommended for discharge.
The vacancies will be filled
next May.
It is a great and glorious
work, worthy of a long lifo of
care and toil, to bo able to
erect a guide-post on tho high
way of time, that shall direct
and turn tho loot ot but ono be
wildered, sinful traveler, into
the narrow path that leads to
A petition is being gotten up
by the ladies of Glasgow, ask
ing Mr. Gladstone to revive the
old law of tho reign of Queen
Margaret of Scotland, which!
gave any maiden lady of high
or low degree, the . liberty to
chooso for a husband tho man
on whom she has sot her fancy.
The Vienna Exposition.
As at tho Paris Exposition of
1870, so at that of Vienna, the Sul
tan of Turkey and the Khedive of
Egypt are likely to shine above all
others. The former will present a
complete Turkish dwelling house,
with harem and selamlik. It is fin
ished out side, and is a close imi
tation of one of those thousands of
galy painted wooden structures
which you see along the Bosphorus.
Close by you see some dozen Greek
and Bulgarians nt work running
up the lath and plaster structure
which will bo a bazaar and coffee
house. The speedy and . . original
mode of building created quite a
sensation at first among the work
people; especiuly the Italians, who,
quick at learning, soon appropria
ted some of the tricks of the Turk
ish Exhibition builders. The real
show buildings of the Turkish Ex
hibition will, however, be a close
copy of the famous fountains of the
Sultan Ahmed, standing between
St. Sophia and the entrance gate
of the old seraglio, and the build
ings in which tho so much talked
of Turkish Imperial treasure of
jewels will be exhibited. '
As for the Khedive, his build
ings will cover a space of not less
than 5,500 square metres, nearly
half an acre, and present illustra
tions of all Egptian styles of build
ing, from the Pharoahs downward.
There will be an imitation of the
tombs of Beni Basscn. Then there
is to be a dwelling-houso in the
best Arabian styles of the Caliphs,
the shell of which is already fin
ished, and which even in its unfin
ished 6tato presents by far the
pest proportioned building in the
whole place, only its proximity to a
mosque on one side and a gallery
leading to a tall minaret of 250 feet
on tho other. The outside exhibi
tion almost surpasses that display
ed inside. To tho north of the
ground extends the People's Park,
while to tho west of it, along the
main avenue of tho Prater, extends
that of tho "Upper."
All thoso hundreds of booths,
gardens, inns, and show places of
the former have been transformed
as if by magic. Most of Ihcm
have been entirely rebuilt on a
more pretentious scale, whilo the
rest have been so renovated that
you can scarcely recognize the old,
homely, but rather clingy places.
Tho grandest effect is, however,
that of the fashionable cajo No. 3,
the last alongside the main avenue.
A hall is in process of construction
to contain 5,000 people. There
aie to bo two rows of boxes, a the
ater, orchestra, kc. in a word, n
place fit for any universal or theat
rical exhibition.
The President has signed a
bill to encourage the growth of
timber on the Western Prairies.
It provides that any person
who shall plant and protect,
and keep in a healthy growing
condition for ten years, forty
acres of timber trees thereon,
not being moro than twelve
feet apart each way, on any
quarter section of any public
lands of the United States,
shall bo entitled to a patent for
the whole of said quarter section
at the end of tho ten years, on
making proof of t he fact by not
less than two creditable ' wit
nesses. The bill further pro
vides that each and every" per
son who under the pre-emption
and homestead law laws, having
a homestead,' and' who at the
end of the third year of his or
her residence thereon shall have
had under cultivation an acre
of timber trees thereon, not
moro than twelve feet apart
each way, and in good and
thrifty condition, for each and
every one hundred and sixty
acras of homestead shall on the
proof of two creditablo witnes
ses receive a patent for tho said
homestead, and that none of
the lands shall become liable
for the satisfaction of any debt
or debts contracted before.
One of the best charities of
New York is an association for
improving the condition of the
poor. . Solicitors of charity aro
examined, and tho deserving
relieved. Last year it reliev
ed over 6,000 families and
about 25,000 individuals, at a
cost of nearly $55,000. ,
Tho Independently a dubi
ous story about a congregation
al minister in Norwich, Vt,
who was obliged to resign bo
causo he had played at blind
man's buff. Tho question at
issue was: "Did Mr. So 'and So
commit a sin or an indiscretion?
Social Demands.
Deceiving and prevaricating
have become so common in gen
eral conversation, that with,
many sticklers or truth and ve
racity aro considered raw, green
uncultured and disagreeable.
Society demands deceit.
Whoso refuseth compliance,
meets disapprobation and re
buke. Those of easy conscience,
high rank and popularity say,
You must take the vvorld as
you find it, and not ask too many
Custom has played. such
strange pranks with goad mor
als, that it is not expected to see
or hear the iruth,tlie whole
truth, and nothing but . Uw
truth, on any occasion. . v
Truth unveiled on tb,eui high
way would be called a great
piece of vulgarity and indiscre
tion by the highly polished
"first cut," "uppercrust," cream-pn-the-pan
of society r The
man who, in the labyrinth of
business or social communica
tions, is perfectly truthful, must
feel sad in tho solitude of his
views and principles. .
Rich and poor share alike in
the bartering of truth for sel
fish purposes.
The city and country alike
furnish temptations for decep
tion. The farmer as frequently de
nies that his hay lay out in the
rain after it was cut, as. the
banker on the verge of ruin de
clares that his bank is the. saf
est in the country.
The farmer s wife just as oft-
i i
en gives short weight in ner
churnings, as the banker's wife
rnus up bills for drygoods she
never expects to pay. ...
In town or country, the . mot
to seems to be, "Get the start of
the world," all for the sake of
that infinitesimal drop in the
great bucket of creation self.
Elm Orlou.
... i
Laplace's groat intellect could
occupy itself during a life-time
with tbe sublimest truths of as
tronomy to no better purpqse
than to deny the existence of
the Almighty Maker of the uni
verse; impiously to insinuate
that the supposed useful pur
poses of our system could have
been accomplished otherwise,
and better, than at present; and
finaly. to discard religion, and
the sanction which it derives
from a future existence and its
conditions, as a cruel impost
ure practiced upon the . igno
rant oredulity of mankind 1
It is right to state, however,
thatM. Laplace, not long be
fore his death, intimated to a
distinguished English philoso-
her (Professor Sedgwick), a
great change of opinion.
Having spoken to him earnest-
y on the religious character of
our endowments and courso of
academic study, M. Laplace
added: "I think this right; and,
on this point, I deprecate any '
great changes in your system;
for I have lived long enough to-
knovv what, at one time, I
did not believe that no socie
ty can bo upheld in happiness
without tho sentiments of re
ligion." This remarkable statement is
made on tho authority of Pro
fessor Sedgwick himself, who
says i( is tho very words of
Laplace, "as nearly . as I can
translato them."
The fact has long been
known to builders, yet ap
parently but littlo regarded by
thino, that the action of coal
gas is highly destructive to
mortar. It is not unusual ' to
find chimneys in which bricks
maintain a position in a mere
honeycomb or weakened limo
cement, through which, largo
holes may be louud communica
ting with tho opeiair; or with
tho most inflamable portions ! of
the building that is to say,
with tho adjacent timbers which
have been very much dried by
their proximity to tho heat, j It
is needless that this eating
away of tho mortar by coal gas
is the cause of many fires, and
unless it be borne in mind and
prevented, that it . will bo the
cause of many more.
A courtrc of mad do at Ver
mont, 111., lately uuylo tho eil'ucnn
si) mad that they killed &00 of th
canines. ' ' :

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