Newspaper Page Text
Poetry. ULYSSES, THE TANNER. Hat and Father." ,-o tha bora In Illinois ' , . Thnre Itwd as honrst Immt, Who tanned the tnucheat prairie hide, ' In tho completr-fit irunr.or ; p And whMi the rebeta took up anna, Onr c-Mintrr to dVntrti-, ' Thnn In lb Held lis tanned thera well Lljaeoe m ibe bo; I -. , i lXfr';thm ninth anont, Indttaglt oni mime Is on our banners ; tTlTaa a la the people's rhotc , 1 Ami prtdoof ll the Tanner I , In East and West, and North and Sonli, CMir Itfi is proudly atreamlng; Llko conntleaa atara In yonder aky, " "i Oar llL'htaaru nrtehtly (r learning. Tho wirrled uat of Fmadoia's guard '. For conflict now props. res, . To vanquish traitora through tho land, And hunt them to their lair. Then raise ths sn'frfll, and rlfi? It out We'll ronko them mend their manners; TJIyaaee Is the people's chotoa, And marches with the Tannera I Wo'ye had ennnsh of hlnsterlng Blair, i 1 O 'er the " lost canse" renlnlne ' Wado Hampton's nraa; and Fnrreat's blow, And Hcjmiior's soft dscllntna;. Then fall In line I the column motee Our ranks ablaze with Hunt; .- ,,. : ' The brave and true united stand, " And troasnn shrinks the fight I Then raise the shont, and rlne It ont We'll tuil these erhumlng planners TJTvsscs leads the Union host to Tlr.tory with tha Tanners I Hat and Father." Selected Miscellany. A PRACTICAL JOKE, AND WHAT CAME OF IT. At lltlibrow Hall it wai one of Dr. Bloxam's peculiarities to treat his boys with a confidence which never aeerned to admit tho possibility of their abusing It. Another of his peculiarities in the govern ment of the school was the rijrid determi nation with which he exacted the most scrupulous neatness and order throughout tho whole establishment, lie was like a Captain on board a rhan-of war. He would hare everything in its place. Nothing annoyed him so much as any- thing approaching to slovenliness or neg ligence. He reminded one sometimes of the answer an old woman once made to a gentleman, who was complimenting her upon the extreme neatness of her little cottage. "You know the old saying Mrs. Brown, that cleanliness is next to godli ness." ':' Yes," was her reply, " and far above it, as I think." There was nothing prying or fidgety in the doctor's manners, only nothing seemed to escape his eye. It seemed to pain hint to witness confusion or want of method. The consequence was, that we all acquired the habit of put ting everything in its place. Bats and stumps were never pitched down any where, when we came in irom cricket. Caps were never tossed on the school-room table, for any one whom it might concern to put away. The foot-ball was not left out in the play ground when the game was over. The training we thus received was admirable, although we sometimes thought it rather a bore. In the maintenance of this man-of-war-like discipline the doctor was ably second ed by a humble member of his establish ment, whom I must now introduce to the reader. Mary Oarnett was a bright, neat handed servant, whose duty it was to at tend upon the boys in the dining-hall at mealtimes. She was an unbounded fa vorite, although she contrived to exercise considerable authority. Many a lad was indebted to her for keeping him out of a scrape, for her vigilant eye never over looked any stray article which ought to have been put away in its appointed place. "Master Thornton," she would say, " Misses won't be best pleased if she sees your wet towel lying on your bed." And away Thornton would hurry to repair the oversight, only to find that it had been done for him already. "Master Borlase," she would say again, " the doctor won't let you keep rabbits any longer, if you let them get out and run into the garden." And Bor lase, in his turn, would be off in great trepidation, only to discover, to his relief, that the gardener had already received a friendly hint, and the offenders had been captured and returned to their hutch. It was no wonder, therefore, that Mary was a favorite, and that her quiet ways of keep ing things straight were thoroughly appre ciated. It happened that family afflairs made it inconvenient for me to go home the last Easter holidays before I left Hilibrow. Borlase and Thornton were in the same position as myself : and so, for nearly three weeks, we were left very much to our own resources to find amusement and occupy our time. The doctor never ac cepted any invitation during the half year, although he- frequently entertained his friends at his own house. But in the holi days he availed himself of the hospitality of his neighbors. Our evenings, there fore, during that brief vacation were often entirely at our own disposal A fair amount of liberty was permitted us during the day, so that we presented ourselves at meal times, and our orders were to be within bounds at 8 o'clock in the even- ing. - Among the day-boarders who attended our school was a boy named John Bran- ' don. He was universally known by the name of. Jack. Hia father was a surgeon residing In the town, who had an excel lent practice, and was extremely popular. Jack was intended for his father's profes sion, and was already beginning to learn it. It was his great delight to hold the patient's head while a tooth was being extracted. Ho was perfectly unmoved when witnessing the most excruciating agonies ; not from any innate cruelty of disposition, but simply because he was himself almost insensible to pain. His father used to say that he would have made a subject of his own hand and arm, rather than go without And this was not altogether such an exaggeration as it would seem ; for he had during several weeks an open wound in his leg, brought on by an accident, which must -have caused him intense pain every time it was dressed ; and yet he endured the oft-repeated torture without the quiver of a muscle. This voune enthusiast had an old lumber room at the top of his father's house which he used to call the museum ; and thither he had conveyed, from time to time, a collection of the strangest odds - and ends that were ever brought together in the same aDartmcnt. The doctor's cquanamity would have been seriously disturbed, if, by chance, he had ever crossed its threshold and wit nessed its w ild d isorder. A deal table near the window was covered with worn-out surgical instruments, which it was Jack's delight to sharpen for his own anatomical studies. A tourniquet, carefully cobbled ud by his own hands, was a speciiJ favor ite ; and it afforded him great pleasure to try it on any of his friends who would submit to the infliction ; and in default of an accommodating DatienU he would fasten it upon one of his own limbs, and screw it up to the utmost jitch of endurance. The skeleton of a tit p-rinned at the skeleton of a monkey on a shelf opposite to the door and he was fond of them exceedinplv. Bones of every description strewed the floor indiscriminately. But hia chief pos- ; session the prize which distanced every thing else in his estimation-was the hideous ' discolored skull of a man who had been hung for murder at the County Jail. The miserable being had killed his sweetheart in the outhouse of a neighboring farm, be cause she was desirous of breaking off their engagement, probably, through an instinctive areaa or mi wroarjui - puei tlnn l . : We spent many a happy hour In this unique studio with Jack, our ing the East er vacation ) staying there to the last mo ment, and then scampering nome.j w in time to save our credit ' " Are yon not afraid to come tip here In the dark. Jack t" Borlase asked one day. " Not a bit of it," was Jack's answer; "I'm not afraid of doing something tar worse than that" . X " What do you mean, Jack ? " Why, I'm not afraid of coming up here 'in the moonlight; axy. with that murder ing cove grinning at you, It is enough to make fcjlpw See, a bit queer, 1 can tell you." t "I say, Jack," Thornton said, after few minutes' silence, during which he had evidently bee tiATaug something import act over in his own mind. " do vou think you could lend us tht skull foi i4o two--- ; z. .:'icr, v.:i v ca . .. ... . ... k c. ; t. . ....... ,. .-, - ....... . ; ; VOL. XVI. NO. 25. I 1 i X r H " ! v I I wcv i I ' Iy - H - - :: "lm 1 il r 111 II V . ., . . .. . : . .. . $2.00 IN ADVANCE. a "What for f" " " For such a lark. I'll dress it up in my nightgown and frighten cook and Mary. ' . " Btunning," we all exclaimed, by uni versal consent. " I say, Jack," Thornton . continued, " but you will lend It os, old fellow, won't you t You shall have IV back all right" . As it was simply a question of unmiti gated mischief, the result of onr delibera tions may be anticipated without much difficulty. A faded purple bag, profusely stalued with pale brown spots by the many uses to which it had been applied, was pro duced by our host with the skull con cealed therein, we net off home. - The doc tor was going out to dinner the next.day, so we resolved to postpone onr enterprise till the following evening. As it was nearly full moon, it would be Just the thing for our purpose, If it should be a fine night Thornton took the bag, with Its contents, up to our bed-room, and hid it underneath his bed. The next day Dr. and Mrs. Bloxam went out to dinner, and only the cook, Mary, and our three selves were left in the house. Borlase and Thornton went un stairs to make their arrangements, and I remained alone In the dining-hall. ,We thought it would exclto suspicion if we all went up together into our room. Their preparations were soon completed. The hideous skull was so placed In the full light of the moon, supported by a bolster tied round a cricket-oat, and dressed in Thornton's night-gown, that it seemed as if it were sitting np in bed. When all was ready, Borlase came quietly down the stairs, and I went up to see what they had contrived. Although I .knew what to ex rtect I was very much startled, as I enter ed the room just as St. Oswald's clock toll ed nine o clock from the adjacent tower. There was something that almoBt terrified me in the ghostlike creature, which sat up in bed staring at me, with the full light of the moon streaming in upon it through the window. I sav. Thornton." I half remonstrated. " I'm afraid this is too bad." " Never mind," was his answer ; " it is too late to think of that now. It will be such lollv fun." And so we picked our way noiselessly down the stairs, cautiously descending step by step. Borlase, after awhile, rang the bell, and presently we heara Mary coming along the passage, carrying the way wim our supper. "mat's rignt Mary," saia inornton, " I'm awful hungry. What time will the doctor be home to-night f" "JNot un late, Master inornton. e left orders that you were to go to bed at ten o'clock." "How jolly 1" cried Thornton. "Then we have nearly an hour, l say, Mary, you're a good creature. I wish you would go up into our room and fetch me a book you will find under my pillow." " Yes, Master Thornton, but you had no business to put it there." - .' And off Marv trlnoed on her obliging errand ; while we loiiowea on tip-toe to the foot of .the staircase. Presently we heard a most atmallinc shriek. The win dow of the room was thrown up with great violence, and a crash of broken glass was heard at the same moment We all ran up stairs in the greatest alarm. The window was wide open, ana rne grinning wretch in Borlase's bed was swaying to and fro in the wind which swept through the apartment ; but Mary was nowhere to be seen. Our room opened into the next, and we rushed in, hoping to find her there. But not a trace of her was discovered. We ran down to fetch the cook, and she came up with a candle, but still no Mary was to be found. We procured additional lights, and went through the whole house. We searched everywhere. Every corner and cupboard was examined, as we wildly hurried from one place to another in our anxiety. We lighted a lantern, and pried into every nook ana angle out or doors, going up and down the walks, and even among the rows ef cabbages in the kitchen farden, in our trouble to know what had ecome of poor Mary. Stroke by stroke the great bell of St Oswald's tolled out ten o'clock, and yet no discovery had been made. We did not dream of going to bed. White, trembling and cold, we sat over the cheerless dining-hall fire, waiting for, and yet dreading, the doctor's return. And a long, weary time it was, as we cowered over the dead grate, listening to the cook's stealthy tread as she moved about in the silent passages. At length we heard the wheels of the Doctor's car riage ; at first in the! distance, along the road, and then more distinctly, as they crushed the gravel in the approach to the front door. A startling', ring awoke the echoes of the empty building ; and the cook ran to open the door, letting In a rush or cold night air, as tne doctor ana Mrs. Bloxam came in and passed on to their sitting-room. And then we beard the cook follow, and shut the door. Once more all was silent That miserable ten minutes of suspense 1 My mouth was parched, my head was burning hot, but I shivered with cold. Thorton sat as bloodless as a ghost Bor lase was silently crying, and I saw the drops trickle through ms nngers and fall upon the fender. The doctor's door was opened, and the cook came to us, saying, "The doctor wishes to speak to you." "Jane, said Dr. Bloxam to the cook, as we entered, " go to Smithson at once, and tell him he must come up immediate ly, and he had better bring one of the other constables with him." " And now, boys, tell me all about this sad business." We told him the whole story, just as everything had happened. Ho was very calm, allowing ns to recount all the cir cumstances quite in our own way. lie only interrupted ns occasionally to ask question or two. Much sooner than could have thought it possible Smithson arrived, and we had to tell all our story over again in his presence. He did not speak a word until we nad nnisned ; and then he proposed that we should go up stairs with nun while he inspected the room. He went to the window at once, and looked out into the moonlight night " If she jumped oat of this window in her fright she'll be found down there," he said, pointing with his finger down the descent ' uouion t nave sioppea nerseir. Scarcely think she could have done any thing so desperate. If she went that way," still pointing downward, as he peered into the gloom caused by the mists of the river, upon which the moon was shining, " she was mad when she did it, and she'll be dead now. Jim," he said to his sub ordinate, " get a lantern and see if yon can find anything down there." Jim went and fetched a lantern, and presently aDDeared beneath the window. We watched him as he searched about with his lipht close to the ground. He did not ucoeed la making any diBCoyery which helped us at all in our anxious in vestigation, I think it wu Thornton. who now whispered that he thought saw something white a little way down the lace or tne tiro ken ground. We thought we could see something, as soon as it was pointed out Jim was thereupon told to go cautiously to the edge of the descent and try if he could make anything oat oi ims object. crept iorwara little way, and then, stretching out lantern in advance, Its light feu upon servant's white can. Thornton gave my hand a grip of silent, agony, and poor Borlase sobbed aloud. u Here, Jane," the die tor whispered, " take these boyr to bed in another room. Bmlthson," he continued, "yon had better come down at once, and we will go round and examine the path by the river side." BmlUiton and tne doctor descend! ttiri r tn4 wi poor laos, rm o ua I he all t a the cannot describe that awful nlcht. I shud der even now, as 1 recall It It was hope-1 less misory. e nad but the names and hearts of young boys to bear up under an j amount of terror which would have been almost too much for a young man to en dure. We all undressed in silence, and crept into bed.. " Oh. isn't it dreadful." cried Borlase, sitting up in his bed to listen, thinking he beard some sound, hut all was nulct. " Don't ery so, Borlase," I said, ready to srb outright myself: " we rJVm't mean it you know." After awhile wo fell off into a wearied, disturbed Sleep. When I awoke the next morning from my troubled slumber I found that Thorn ton, already dressed, was just leaving the room. Borlase was still fast asleen. with his arm lying outside the coverlet but the nervous twitching of his fingers seemed to show that he was disquieted with pain ful dreams. I was sitting up, trying to collect my thoughts, when Thornton burst into the room, shouting out " Hurrah I Mary is found, and she's all right" " Stop that Thornton," said I, " and don't be such a fool." Borlase had sprung up, and looking wild ly about him, he said, " Oh, Thornton, you needn't . but what did you sayf I didn't hear, he added, In an excited, im ploring tone. "Why, old fellow, I said that Mary is all right 1 ve Just seen her in the kitcticn, as fresh as a lark. She said to me, as as soon as she saw me, 'Well, Master Thornton, you won't carry on such a game as mis again in a nurry, t u do oounu. Borlase turned round and hid his face in his nillow i and when I went to him af ter a few minutes, and told him he had better get up, his pillow was wet with tears. ... In order to account for Mary's reap pearance safe and sound, It is necessary to remind tho reader that when we brought home the skull Jack had lent us, Thornton concealed the bag in which it was contained under his bed. Mary found It there, as a matter of course, the next morning. We might have known this, if we had given the matter a thougnt, tor it was very unlikely it would escape her 3uick eye. She wondered, when first she iscovered it, what in tho world we wanted with it. She scented mischief in a mo ment : but what particular kind of mis chief we had on hand she could not Imagine. She had no doubt, however, that she should be able to find it out, if she kept her eyes open. And- so It happened that while Thornton and liorlase were up stairs dressing their phantom, Mary was perfectly aware ot their doings, and ac tually enjoyed a private view of their handiwork, when we had all come down into the hall after everything had been made ready. Her own counterplot was planned. With a semblance of the most Eerfoct unconsciousness she answered our ell ; and when, at Thornton's request, she went up stairs to fetch the book he had named, from under his pillow, she uttered tho loud scream which had alarmed us so terribly ; and then, running to the window, she threw it Up. Her object in doing this was to render her temporary disappear ance,, more unaccountaoie, as sue nad al ready arranged in her own mind a way ol escaping our notice. One ot the panes of glass was broken as she threw up the window, but . this was an accident. At the same time her cap fell ofL and a swirl ot wind carried it beyond ner reacn. Blie concealed herself immediately behind the door : and when we had rushed Into, the room, and passed at once into the -adjoin- ing chamber, she quietly came out of her retreat, and slipped down tne stairs, leav ing the house by the door which opened into the play-ground. On she walked by the garden walk into the lane, intending to run down to her mother's house, which was not far distant, and remain there for half an hour, until she thought we had been well frightened by her mysterious disappearance. As she was hurrying down the lane, she passed the door of a young married friend ; it was partly open, ana neanng ner oaoy cry, she peeped In. Her friend was sitting up for her husband, whom she was expect ing every minute, as his boat had come up tho river with the last tide. Mary took the baby.land carried it about the room until it was quiet, but the mother, in the meanwhile, had fallen asleep. Seating herself before tho fire, with the baby' on her lap, she became so drowsy as to be unconscious of the lateness of the hour. She was astonished and very much alarmed when the young sailor came in and told her it was past 1 o'clock. He went with her along the lane, but they must have arrived at the school-house some time after the Doctor and Smithson had returned from their fruitless search by tho river side. Looking up at the win dows, and observing that all was quiet she concluded that her absence had not at tracted much notice. Sho returned, there' fore, to her friend's house, intending to be back in time for her morning's work, and hoping that her explanation of what" had occurred would sausiy Mrs. uioxam. It was some two years after these events, that I went down to Fairinead to visit the doctor and my old school. 1 in auired for Mary. " Poor Mary." said the doctor, " died about a year after you left Fever broke out among my boys ; and it was due, un der the good providence of God, mainly to poor Mary's unremitting attention and de voted nursing, that it did not prove more filial than it did. We only lost one of whom we were beginning to form high expectations young Borlase; you knew him. When tne crisis seemed to nave nassed. he took a turn for the worse, and gradually sunk. Poor Mary herself was the last to be attacked, and notning could UD nbWtGU, BUU UUUg VfUlV, A memorial in the churchyard 1 by the f i lends of the boys i save her. was erected and so large a sum was collected, in proof of their gratitude, mat ner poor mouier is beyond the reach of want as long as she lives. . You remember the fright she gave you, which you richly deserved. You did not know, perhaps, that .the whole neighborhood would nave been Groused the next morning to search for the mis ting girl, and that the drags were being made ready lor dragging tne river. "No, doctor, i did not know mat ; put, as long as I live. I shall remember the wretchedness of that miserable night ; and I have made a resolution, witn respect to practical joking, that I would never have a hand in anything of the kind again. Once a Week. People who are apprehensive that some of these days this globe may be smashed to atoms DY a wanuermr comet, arm wuu have not been reassured by the assertions of scientific men that comets are mainly comoosed of gas, may certainly now dis miss their fears. An aerolite, as big as a small comet has recently fallen on the earth's surface near Warsaw, in Poland, without doing any damage, but, on the contrary, being itself shivered to pieces by concussion with the atmouphere before ft reached the ground, it l said to nave had a surface of two thousand acres, which by computation would give it a diameter of more than a mile. It first burs ted high uu in the air. then each of the pieces broke np in turn, until parts of .the maat were reduced to nowder. One scientific man picked up fM3 fragment, another 1,612, and mill ion more remain' strewed over the eountry. Thla ahnwa that our atmos phere acts a a kind of cushion to protect us against all such dau.erous visitors, and also both sets them on fire by friction, and by the heat thus engendered expiotk ilium into couipaimiurciy uarunens una. r r ffrW street mp llghters of TitliaeTd. "W. Masa., are two smart boys, tena seven r . ig uu.tr sine j sr um, The Camilla Riot. It is not easy to ascertain accurately the facts In any case of violonee in tho Jnte rebel biatee. Usually, however, when it is a conflict between rebels anil Union men of any color, the fair presumption is against the former. Tho Union men, knowing that the feeling of the old mas terclass is against them, are not likely to provoko disturbance, while the history of their conduct before and duriug aud since the war relieves them, gunerally, of the suspicion of instigating trouble. AgHln, there is not a reflecting man In the country wno is laminar witn ttio laets. w no sup poses that If the colored population In the Southern States were treated with fairness it would be troublesome or vindictive. While there is certainly not a man of common manhood who supposes that any class of men will allow Itself to bo thrust back into a cruel bondage, from Which it has just been delivered, without a struggle. If, therefore, we hear of riots and bldshcd arising from tho condition of society In the Southern States, wa may be very sure mat me nnai cause is tne unjust attempt oi one part ot uia population politically and socially to aublucato another. A lortnigUl ago Uolonel fierce, lteptjb llcan candidate for Congress in the second district of Georgia, and Captain Murphy, one oi me ltepuuucan candidates lor Elector, wont with a party of political friends to hold a meeting at Camilla. They were met at some distance from Uie town by the Sheriff and some or the citi zens, who requested them to retire, as the people of Camilla wished to hear no Rad ical speaking. The party declined, and moving on, entered the town, where they were presently attacked. Both Pierce and Murpny were wounded, and many of their friends were killed. The Sheriff says that he asked them only to lay aside their weapons. But It does not appear that they were unusually armed, while the at tack shows the townspeople to have been fully armed. ' This request, therefore, was, that a party of unarmed Republicans, ny of whom wore colored, would take the risk of holding a meeting In a rebel town among armed rebels. Now it may be the fate of Union men to be summarily shot In Georgia for tho crime of holding political meetings. But it is really ex travagant to ask them to submit to slaugh ter witnout even a lorm oi remonstrance. The oucstiou uoon reading this state ment is, whether it was probable that the intention of the rjarty was. as tho Asso ciated Press dispatch avers, " to overawe" the citizens of Camilla ? Had not Colonel Pierce and Captain Murphy a right to hold a political meeting anywhere in their district? If some of their friends .were armed, has there ever been a political meeting in exciting times in that part of the country where. a large part of those present ware not armed? Has the con duct of their" opponents been such as to show the Republicans that It is not neces sary to defend themselves f Have not Wade Hampton and his associates every where invited the Democrats to organize against colored Union men and starve them if they will not support Seymour ? Has not the Georgia Legislature expelled the colored members T Are not colored men thrust from the jury box 1 Are not the black codes the living witnesses of the feeling of their political opponents ? . Governor Bullock has done what be can to Drotect loval men in Georgia, but the Democratic majority left In the Legisla ture by the expulsion ot Union men has thwarted his efforts. These- are the. fruits of the green tree. If Seymour and Blair should be elected, what a fearful tragedy must not everywhere follow in the South ern States I If while Seymour is a candi date merely there Is such confusion, must not his election produce chaos in that dis tempered section f General Schofleld has ordered General Meade to return and to keep the peace in Georgia. He will in vestigate the facts of tho Camilla riot But) we imagine they are already substan tially known and understood. Once more, we say, let all sensible men decide whether the election of Seymour and Blair is the road to peace. Earpr' Weetdy. POLITICAL ITEMS. 3? There is a church in Trov, N. Y., with a membership of three hundred per sons, in which there is not a single Demo crat . i . ; A vote was taken in the senior class in Yale college, the other day, with .the following result: First Division, Sey mour 11, Grant 48 j Second Division; Sey mour 18, Grant 48. . Total, Grant DO, Sey mour 24. ' -' CW General McClornand. of Illinois, the Democratic Mugwump of that State, claims that he " furnished the brains for Grant's army." The only thing that gives color to tho claim Is the fact that he hasn't any left He's done tometfdng with them, if he ever had eMj.Eartford roit. " Delmar the Doleful." aa the 7W5- um calls him, is the same Alexander Del- mar who a tew years since started a uasn weekly in this city, and tried to "float" with an " original novel ol his own. in spite of the lact that he advertised him self as " the American Dickens," the story was yery stupid. mvi York Mail. A New Orleans paper says : " The Blair Guards on Friday, and the Seymour uuards on Hatnrday, paraded tnrougn tne streets carrying the Confederate colors the three bars, red, white and red which attracted general attention, and excited emotions of approval or condemnation, ac cording to the political bias of the specta tor." tfy On the 5th instant three rebel Democrats attempted to chastise the teach' I " ww . ..w... - er of a colored school In Opelousa, La.. I but were prevented by the Interference or ilia inenua. iuu icucuer au a wairaut issued for the arrest of the rebels, but be fore it could be executed a gang of armed rebels attacked the congregated negroes and killed or wounded 300 of them. The Profres office was, sacked and onejof the editors lynched. l"Sf"Four years ago Frank Blair saldt " The Democratic party of the present day is Democratic in name, and nothing elie. The old Jefferion and Jackton prin ciple have been abandoned. The man who did not escape the rope by three hours, is the author of all to which the Democratic! I party of the present day subscribes. It I hat not one tcmtilla of true Democracy to animate itt tareaes." How do the Copperheads like this kind of talk, coming, as it does, from their can didate for the second office within the gift of the American people r .'irr 3f"Mr. John Qulncy 'Adarns, Dento cratlo candidate for Governor of Massa chusstts, recently spoke in Springfield, Mass. In the course of his speech he alluded a follows to General Grant : " Take the candidates, for Instance,, who represent the conflicting ideas of public duty in thla election. I have seen General Grant stigmatized as a bad General, an Incompetent man anu & confirmed drunk ard. 1 . have not the honor of his ac quaintance, but when I am told he is no soldier, 1 can oniy jepiy, : -uontison;' when you say he is a dolt my heart ( sponds, ' V'icksburg,' and when I hear hi Intemperance, I can only quote Sir, Lincoln, and wiah - h bad had- more Gen eral la the war whr knew hi tipple. No gentlemen, he finished the war, and that i enough to entitle him to my respect and aoni nauon. ; , t r We affectionately invite theatten turn of the " plowholdtrs " to tho derelic tions oi tlitftr cnainpus.j 11 mureauiui, we aro told, to pay the " bloated bond holders" in gold. white tfc""Dlowhdderii' tfMTtn:of teat with iWnp'fctteri, "T7 muRt elect Pendleton's candidate on Pen dleton's platform, and this monstrous in- justice shall bo corrected. , But some wretcn, wun a coia-wooued laney lor dry facts, has been bnrrowing among' the. Yeas and xvays in 1M vonurtmonm uiot. whence he extracts the shocking piece of Information that Mr. George H. Pen eorge II. Pendleton voted td pay the bloated bondholder his Interest in gold ; and that Messrs. Clement L. Vallandlnghara and Daniel W. oor ht es aided and abetted the same iniquity. Alas and alarkaday I whom shall we trust! V. Z. Iribuns. 10-A Washington special to the Chi cago Tnbun. dated October 7, says : Chief Justice Chaso expresses himself freely to his friends concerning the politi cal situation. He feels entirely confident of Grant's election, and not only this, but says further that he will be President for eight years If he desires It for he will be cautious, will bring good men aronnd him, will make no serious blunders, and that his influence UMin the Republic party will be to consolidate It On the other hand, Mr. Chase says in his judgment the Democratic party will do Hopelessly ( vldul, by the fact that it has fully ldentl fled Itself with rebels and rebel Ideas, and this will surely drive off largo numbers of Northern Democrats and leave the party powerless against the Republicans. Mr. Chase expects to be able to sympathize fully with General Grant's administration. VARIOUS ITEMS. of Is a " so-so" sort of farmer a good grain raiser? ' Is itAtTonTTfrt.TriiB commendable in farmors' daughters T i BuKcnEii says he used to wash dishes and hem towels. Can a printer who " sticks" type be said to adhere to his profession f Scarcki.t 000 young men a year re ceive a University education In England. Four miles of new oyster beds have been found in Long Island Sound. Qtjkkn Victoria is the first English sovereign whoever saw Switzerland. " Ballast for the Grecian Bend," Is ad vertised in a New York store window. Qceks Victoria Is in her fiftieth year, and has nine children and thirteon grand children. . , . ' Mitsi ' Stowkll, an aged lady, was burned to death in Huntington, Mass., the other day. A hot was gored and almost killed by a mad bull, in New York, a few days ago. A Virginia papor recently stopped the press to acknowlekge the gift of a can of oysters. .. . Tub celebrated English race horse, Blair Athol, was recently sold for about 125,000 in gold. Tiikkb went into the army from Massa chusetts, 1171 Smiths, ' 777 4Browns, and UU5 Joneses. The manufacture of tho telegraph cable to connect Franco with this country has been commenced. , Houston, Texas, is of the opinion that In ten years she will bo the " grandest railroad center in the South." The Inebriate Asylum, in Brooklyn, has received over $200,000 from license fees collected in New York. , In Rlverdale, Mass., some excitement has been occasioned by the poisoning of cats and hens by eating clams., . ; '"."Doo shoes," for protecting the feet of sporting dogs when running on stubble fields, are proposed in England. A man in Connecticut State Prison bled himself to death, rather, ;than spendj jtwo years there for horse stealing. An unknown man, being "tired of life," both poisoned and shot himself, re cently, in a hotel in Albany, N. Y. Mrs. Florence, the actress, who Itad brown hair last year, has retured from Europe with hair of a gorgeous golden blonde. , . New York lournals advise rustic youths to remain at home if they can possibly live there, and not migrate to themetrop olis to starve. In 1801 the number of bull fights that took place in the principal cities of Spain figured up to 245. In 1800 they Increased to 830. t A Vienna physician predicts another visitation of cholera to the continent next year, and says that it will make fearful ravages. All Germany is to assit in erecting a bronze statue, in Berlin, In 'honor of Father John," the apostle of gymnastics in the Faderland. Flesh-colored gaiters, with tho toes stitched with black, to look as if the feet were bare, ore reported to be the newest style. Tub Cincinnati Orphan Asylum has been' operating thirty-five years, and dur ing that time there have been in it 16,053 inmates. Who ever saw tho " pale of society " running over with tho " milk of human kindness?" If so, where was the" cream of the joke?" - An actor, who had been' maligned by a Boston critic, glutted his revenge by ap pearing " made up" exactly like the critic, and eliciting "roars ol Jaughter." Recently, a boy performed an accident al somereault over .a ledge forty -five feet high, at Gloucester, Mass., and alighted not much tne worse. : , r A Mew York oaDer renorts four cases at Quarantine " two of cholera morbus and two ot Grecian bend. The same rem' edies are applicable for alL" ' The dance-house on Water street New York, immediately above John Allen's dun, has been leased by the City Mission' ary, and Is henceforth to be used for relig ious purposes. . j .m . , , u A two year old girl, named Lavioa Luf- kins, fell from the third story window of a house in New x orn, me omer day, aiignt Ing on her head, yet she wasnot.serlously injured. , ' Isabella, the ex-Queen of Spain, re- nently Invested a large sum of money in profitable stocks in this country a part of the investment being in the stock of the Gennantown (Pa.) Water Works, Effective Ariument. By one decUive argument Tom gained lilt Iot.1v Kate'a consent To flx the wedding day. ' Why 1 each aaat, dear Tom, to wedT i shall not change my mind," ebe aaid, But t-D," ey he, "1 may.". A great "captive ballon'' is the Lon aon sensation, iti&vu leut in uiameter, has a lifting power of 11 tons, and will take up 80 people to, a , height sufficient to snow mem cinu-umm pan oi jngiana. There Is a mathematical genius in Charleston, S. 0., about ien years old, who is represented to be a prodigy in the men tal' manosuverreg of figures.' The most abstruse and difficult problems are solved with a rapidity said to be aatoniing. Mr. CoRK-Lit'i Gibson, or Albany, being told that the oil of bitter almonds would cure the . cough of her little child, gave It a dose, and lu twenty minutes it was relieved of the cough fcnd every other ailment and trouble in this world. Mtstkuou red crosses marked on cer tain door posts in Augusta, Me., greatly agitated the gossip and lovers. Their romantic fears subsided on learning that an okl peddler had thus marked the houses to indicate those lie had visited. A resident nf Bangor Mc7 wlio full from the top 6f a third story wiudow," not long si tire, escaped from doath by keeping lji ruriia!M.Ut Ji'ubody sud drawing np hia legs while iiutklng his hi voluntary .do- i rrm fit tie Wgvly inured," A wroow who had lust lost her hnabnnd wa weeping bitterly for the dear departed. a irir na tried to console ner. " No, no," said the fair raattrwr. ' let roe have my cry out; alter that I ohan't think anything boutit" " . ri-.M'Sr r . a,', Tnic Free Masons are to hold an Inter national CnnvnMov in Havre', France, at which will bo discussed the question : In what manner rnay Free Mason coun teract the current Idea of war, which la hostile to every notion of human frater nity.". . A rouNO lady recently worked in a cot ton factory in Connecticut in the hope of meeting a man wno would marry her for love of her, not her money. She has re ceived an offer from a Bostonlan worth 1 10,000, who proffers modiator $1,000 If ne wins tne lady. At Dieppe, In France, the following no tice has been issued by tho police : " The bathing pnlloa are reoneatcd, when a lady Is In danger of drowning, to seize her by tne aress, anti not ny toe nair, wrurn oil cntlmes remains In their crasn. New foundland dogs will govern themselves ac cordingly i" It Is said that the cries of thoso buried alive by the earthnunke In the ruins of the Ibarra, smote for flvo or six day b upon the ears of the survivor, too Indolent, ana- thetic and eager for plunder to tako the trouble of unearthing them. ' Thousands perished by this horriblo death, shrieking ior noip mat would not come. .. Two touno men in Danbury, Ct, re oentiy invested Sn a New York loiter, scheme, and received notice that they hai drawn a 300 watch, with a request to torward thuir ticket and receive the hand some prize. They did so, and received a box on which theyTmld $12.50.' On open ing It, Instead of ' a watch, they found half a dozen piece of broken brick. j A lady and gentleman, on passing over the bridge de la Concorde, in Paris, were politely accosted by a respectably-dressed man, who asked them, " would they like to see the. road to happiness ?" Beforo ho could receive a reply, he jumped on the parapet of the bridge, plunged Into the river, and two hours afterwards his body was discovered. Lincoln, tho capital of Nebraska, Is a city of most surprising growth even m this very progressive ago. Seven months ago, there stood on this town site two log houses used by farmers as dwellings, situ ated one mile apart i -Now, there dwells here a thousand souls, and mnny of the business houses and residences are of a flno order, being built of brick and stono. A citizen of Richmond, Va., fell dead In the street the other day, asxl the- body was takon into a bar-room near by, to whom the deceased owed a small-debt for liquor. When the relatives of the dead man applied for the body, the saloon keeper refused to surrender it until the claim was paid, and the mayor of the city had to in terfere before the defunct debtor was given up lor burial. , . -i Recently, as forty negroes peniten tiary convicts, hired out to work on the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad were going on the Central Railroad from Richmond to Covington, they overpowered the guard, four miles beyond Gordonvlllo, and twenty-four of them escaped while the train was going at full speed. Two were Instantly killed and three badly wounded. The others leaped off and escaped. Dealers 'who ' advertise, always sell goods cheapest. Those dealers who ad vertise sell more goodB, and by getting a small profit can afford to sell at a much less advance. Dealers who advertise draw much of their trade from a distance thus increasing the business of the place and are entitled to me patronage oi every per son interested in the growth of the town. ICocollect these things when you buy.- V. I.ff A.irKn., r A little girl named Mary Jane Reese, aged four years, was recently scalded to death, in! Pittsburgh, Pn-i by falling Into a tub of boiling water. Just a the mother of the child was going out of the house, the deceased, who was upon the stairs, several steps from the bottom, called to her to catch her, as she was going to Jump. Tho tub stood at the foot of the stair way, and into It the little one plunged. Sho only survived a few moments. There is a blithesome maiden that lives next door to me : her eyes are black as midnight ; and handsome as can be. lier checks are full of dimples, and red as any rose ; and then this love of mine, too, nas got a uoman nose i l asiccu ner n sue would have me this wa the other night and till was her reply, mends : " Why, Jimmy, you are tight I" Says I, " I know I have, love, aboard a little wine ; but that Is not the questlon-wiU you, or not, be mine?" And then sho put her face, friends, as near mine as she oould, and with the sweet est smile, friends, said simply that she would escort me to the door, if I was ready to depart And thus it was the girl next door declined my hand and heart. A gentlfmaN Was trout-fishing on the sides of " Old Saddleback," a mountain in the interior of Maine, a hundred miles from the coast. Supposing himself ten miles from a village, and half as fur from a house, he- was surprised by hearing the blows of an axe. oon he came to a small clearing, where the proprietor of the axe surveyed him with some curiosity. "Hallo, stranger I" said he. "How are you, sir?" "Well, now, stranger, where be you from?" "I'm from New York." " From New York ! Why, I should think you would hate to live so fur off." ' ' A few days ago s soldier named Au gust Munsdorff, who enlisted in this city in 1802, In one of the volunteer regiments, and after serving out his' time re-enlisted in the regular army, returned to his home in search of his wife, from whom- he had never heard f word since his departure for the war. Instead of finding the for mer partner of his joysmatrimonial await ing In weeds and singleness his return,- he learned from a friend that she had be come the wife of another Individual, iq the belief that her first love had yielded np his life in defense of his country. With becoming magnanimity he forebore to dis pel the illusion, and departed for Idaho without even seeking an interview with hi wife. Detroit Union.' ' '. ' ' Pushing the Financial Question. , i Mr. Edward Atkinson, of Boston, Is " pushing " the financial question with an ability and vigor that must be rather dis tressing to Mr. Horatio Seymour, who urges nit friends to push It In a very dif ferent direction. Mr. Atkinson has been Studying documents accessible to every body, but by no means manageable by . every body such a Report of Secre taries of the Treasury and has reached some very striking result. For instance : The total revenue of the United States from April 1, 1891, to June 80, 1863, seven and a quartet years of active war or of to-called peace, was f 'J. 913,849,480. ' If w deduct from the total expenditure ior mux time a lair allowance tor ordinary peace expenses, we nave, say, $4,000,000,000 as the actual coat of the war. But a we owed on the 30th of June, 1808, only $3,489,000,000, it follows that we have actually raited by taxation, and paid toward the cct of tjb war. btideg paying all our peace expentut, $U15,000, 000. This ha bean paid la teven and quarter years, and amounts to three eighths of the entire cost of the war. Aod the money has btuta raised mainly in the loyal Slates, which fot more than half of the time had a . most etlleient producing part of the population engaged In war. Again, as a taxation tt nearly $.00,000,- 000 hat proved too grijat tor urpresrtit twnfliurfUi'tlie tft rv Wea jwucca but little more than t-100,00(y)00 a year and suru is tiie reduction ot our cxerur that this sum is ample to pay expenses and Interest, and a moderate annual Tinvmrnt of tlm principal.' Tho normal Increase of the population will so nhsnce the revenue mat tne rate per capita, which now ylolds .iw,ow,uw, win, in too next twenty years, incrcaso the agcrrpato lu a sum sufficient to pay all additional expenses nuu vim entire priueintu ol t ie i i'Dt w thin that tlmo. Tho present tariff yloldsabout fl70.000.000. The lncoruo tax yields iW.OOO.OOO. The whisky and tobatico. smmp ami otner taxes will yield more tuan f kkj.uwi.ooo. i - l ; I his is the way to push the financial question to tell the truth about it. To show that althoiieh tho rebellion of tho Southern wing of the Democratic party, sustained by the opposition offered to the government ny sir. Seymour and his friends, has thrown a great debt upon tho wiimry, yet uie energy and Indnsfr Which conquered tho rebellion will, will equal determination, rasily pay the lionrst cost of tho Incalculably preulous victory. The Trades of Animals. Tun follow lug observations, which wo copy twwtfMrt irom au "Old Curiosity Shop," have referenco to animals, and ex hibit, at least their apparent knowledge oi tne sciences ; also their professions, oc cupations, and cnlormcnta: Bees aro ge ometricians: their cells aro so constructed as, with the least quantity of material, to nave mo largest-sized spaces aud tho least possible loss of interstice. So. also, is the ant lion ; his tunnel-shaped trap is exactly correct in Its conformation, as If it had been made by tho most skillful artists of our species, with the nid of the best Instru ments. 1 he molo Is a meteorologist. The bird called the nine-killer is an arithmeti cian : so, also, is tho crow, the wild turnev. and sonio other birds. The torpedo, the ray, and the electric eel are electricians. The nautilus is a navigator j he raises anil lowers his sail, caslg, unci weighs his an chor, and performs, 'oilier' nautical evolu tions. Whole tribes et birds are musi cians. Tho beaver Is an architect, builder and woodcutter : ho cuts down trees and erocU houses and liums. . The marmot is a civil engineer; ho not only. builds houses, but constructs aqueducts aud draitis to keep them dry. The white ants maintain a regular anny ot soldiers. The East In dia unta aro hortiouKurlets j they make mushrooms, upon which they foed their young. Wasps are paper manufacturers. Caterpillars are sllk-soiuners. The bird pltceuit textor is a weaver ho weavos a web to make his nest. The prlmia is a tailor; he sows the leaves togother to mako his nest. Tho squirrel is a ferry man ; with a chip or pluoe of bark for a boat, and his tail for a sail, ho crosses a stream. Dogs, wolves, jackals, and many others, (tro hunters. The black bear and heron are fishermen. Tho ants aro regular day -laborers. The monkey is a ropo dancer. The association of beavers pre sents us with a model of republicanism. The bees live under a monarchy. The Indian antelopes furnish an example of patnarcimi government. Elephants ex hibit an aristocracy of elders. Wild horseB are said to sulect their leader. Sheep, In a wild state, aro uudor tho. control of a military chief ram. One a Wetk. Marrying for the Sake of a Dog. a w Mv friend Cubrtssol used to sav that family, to be complete, should consist of father And mother, a sou and a daughter, and a dog. .- There was a time, indeed, when ho never would have said it, but that was when he was a bachelor ; for he was tho crustiest, most growling old bach elor that I ever know. He lived by himself in tho country, whore he smoked his pipes and read nis noons, and took: care ol nts garden, or walked over tho fields with his dog. ics, lie had a dog, a porlect one, named Medoi4, and in those days he thought a perfect family consisted of a man and his dog. Indeed, no said onco, when I was thero, too, that Mcdor was his best friend and yet it was I that gave him t,ho dog. Mcdor had belonged to a widow lady liv ing atSt. Gormaiu-en-Laye, who thought the world of him, but was in constant tear lest ho should bo shot, for Medor was born hunter, and the forest park at St. Germain was an Inviting field for four footed as well as two-footed hunters. Tho keepers of tho park said they would shoot Medor if they caught him there again, so his mistress begged me to save his life by huding tor linu a new master. 1 tnouglil at once of Cabassol, and I could not have found a better master. I fo and Medor be came at once fast friends, and understood each other perfectly. They were made for one another, and were always togeth er. If Cabassol went to walk, Medor went with him. If tho master ato dinner, his dog had it at the same time ; and suemud as if Cabassol was right, and that they made a perfect family. But one day, when Mcdor's nose was his plate, and he seemed to be thinking nothing but his dinner, ho suddenly raised his head and, trembling from head to foot began to howl and whine in the most piteous and unaccountable manner. The door-bull rang; Medor sprang forward, and when Cubassol joined him he found him rolling in an eceeUisr of joy at feet of a stranger, and leaping up and down as if beside himself. It was, as you have guessed, his old mistress, who had moved from St Germain to Paris, and had taken this journey for the sake seeing - her old friend Medor. She cried et the welcome her dog had given her. She had come, she said, to ask him back again, for now that she lived in Paris there was no longer any danger of lite from the foresters. Would not Monsieur Cabassol permit her to have Medor again? She would gladly pay whatever lie chose to ask for Medor's board durinff the three years he had been absent from her, and a round sum bes'des. Cabassol looked at her in a furious man ner. Give up his dog 1 Never I " I will not sell my friend at any price," and gave a rude shrug of his shoulders, which said as plainly as words, " Go about your busl nebs, madame." ' The lady bitterly Croachiid him, and grew yery angry, ecause he had treated her so rudely, which was reason enough she did not mind that but because he was likely to make Medor die of grief by refusing to give him up to her. , '"Seel" she eried, "he has never ceased to regret me. He still loves me, and one else." . These last words enraged Cabassol they aroused his pride, and, determined show her that Medor loved him best, said : ... " Come I I have a plan which will soon show you whether Medor loves you more than me. We will go together to yonder hill whieh lies between my house and Paris. , There we will separate. You shall go down the southern path and will take the northern that comes back my house. Medor shall belong to which ever one of ns he chooses to follow." Medor did not quite understand agreement, but ho saw that the two peo ple whom he loved best had shaken hands and ttorrwd ouarreling, and wwe now talking politely together. He was full delight, gamboling about them, and petted by both. Cab8aol. though a , crusty bachelor, as I suid, was, altar all, a pleasant companloa wlien lie cliose a and nnw, tool ing some pHy for tliu Indy, who imtst disappointed, hn begun 'Id talk, and imiVt '(i't'Jf unite agrve.-Ule, for sho iiis a ltd. Medor's guem the -widow udy, oyy for tto lots winch the fva. cuo 1.1m, and feoilnjj bappy u recovering Medor. was in high spirits, and maoe er- iclf quite entertalnbig. ,. When the tlmo came for ber to gov th three walkwl slowly inpvtbtV "I! P ol the hill the two, I menn, for Medor was frisking about Uietn In great fief At tho top they separated, and Cabassol went at once uown trie norincrn ok-i-, Mio lady went down the southern, 'ami Mcdor bounded after her. But m jno mont ho perceived that his master was not with them.. Ho "ran back to hlmi then ho saw his mistress wo tto following, but was keeping on la hot path and he ran bai-k to W i then to Cabaseol, who wu still keeping on M path ; then to his mis tress ; MKmMict so np ana aown, ward and forward, the road becoming long er Bnd steeper each time. ' He could not make on 'hi mhid which to leave t he could not understand it all ; htf went first to one, tlienfo another, ten times, and then ten times more, while they, without turn ing anout or saying a word, cpi siraigua on In their separato paths. At . hat poor Medor, out of breath, the tweaVTourinK from htm. hia ton run hanrlnir out of bit mouth, full down, completely exhausted, on tho very top of the hill where tbey hd separated ; and there turning his head first to tho right and then to the left, n tried to follow with his cjes at least tbJ tw be lli t;s to each of whom , he had givenThalf his heart i Cabassol meanwhile saw how tn poor dog fared, for each time he returned to him ho waa panting ' harder; ' tie wa seized with pity for him t he resohred to give back Medor to the may, ie- no w that Medor would suroly die He turned up the hill and came to the top, At tho the same moment the lady came up the hill from the other side; tho too, out, of pity fo Medor, bad resolved, to sacrifice her own feelings and suffer Cabas sol to keep tho beloved dog. They met at tho top over tho poor fellow. Who wa now wagging lilt tail in a ioenie manner to express his delight . Put how cotild they make trie poor dog submit to a new whratlon ? If ho were to go with oilhcr alono It would break hit heart --"-- r ' -- Cabassol reflected." Ufl gawb-tCe way of getting out of the difficulty, and that was to marry the 'lady. Would she have him ? Yes, for Medor' sake. And so they married to please the dog? and Cnhassol came to say, as I told you at first that a Dcrfcct family consists of a father and mother, son and daughter, and a dog. A Prayer with a Postscript. Harry is we believe the name a youngster in a friends family who ha Just outgrown "Wow 1 tay me, ana stepping Into the maturity of prayer of his own composition at bed-time. One day his will had clashed with some of the regulations of tho kitchen, and there was boyish troublo with LU-ie, the domestic. His prayer that night ran very much as usual, with Us simple request : " God blesa papa, ana mamma, and rea, ana u-zio, for Jesus' sake. Amen." Hardly waa be off his knees, however, before he teemed to be pondering some subject witn mucn intensenrss. Tho secret nntieared as he suddenly dropped upon his knees again ond amended the former request aa fol lows: "O Lord, never mind Lizzie. Amen." It would be a pity, in laughing at tho story, to lose its lesson of sincerity. Harrv had not "improved" to the com-mon-prayer-moetlng formalism. Perhaps some of us who are wont to get into trouble with our neighbors might also find a sug gestion concerning that kind of conduct which talces awawarasnapo wncn cameu to tho throno of grace. Advance. Queen Eleanor's Mixture. a ; a It in of of not no ; to he I to the of be to vyivs U called, on a well known gem collector, who was so good aa to show me tho contents of hia cabinet After the first hnlf dozen speci mens, my attention began to wander, for a very little of that sort of thing goes a great ways with me. " What is that littie bottle vou keep among your gems ?" in- ln.,.ri51V. -. . , N -rnat is my tucen iiiicanor b nuiu, said he laughing. "But for It I would not bo In possession ot yonder ruby, the value of w litcn is over a mousanu pouuun. " What 1" cried I. " Do you mean to say it is ortificial. I thought that that no tion of manufacturing gems was a pecu liar superstition." : "So it Is," raid he; "but nevertheless, I am indebted to the mixture for that ruby. The fact is this : My collection is too well known by half. I don't mind showing it to an old friend like you. and of course I am proud of all those things ; but I have, in a general way to koop too sharp an eye upon my visitors to make the exhibition nl,.nnnnt Pnnntn whom I knOW nothing about call upon mo, and present a card of a friend of mine and say : Mr. So-and-so assured me you would be so kind as to let me sec yonr gems.' Two men came to gether upon one occasion with the purpor e . (as afterward appeareoj oi wnai mey can pd 'nuttinc the mug' on me that meant garroto and robbery ; but I did not like their looks, and declined to show them anything without a letter of introduction. They had, as it afterward turned out, stolen tho card of a professor of mineral ogy. I am not, however, afraid or a single visitor, because I always keep this handy" and my friend produced a very pretty littlo pocket pistol, cocked, and, I have no doubt, loaded. ,. i " Jlut the bottle," said I ; " what it the use of that?" " That is the supplement to the plotol. Thus, only yesterday, a yery Ill-looking fellow a foreigner, all hair and false jew elry j and a very foolish thing of him It was to come to mo with paste diamonds in his shirt-front brought a letter of intro duction with him from a friend of mine at Dresden. The letter was genuine, but I had my doubts from the first as to wheth er this was the gentleman to whom it re ferred. However, I brought him in here and showed him tho gems. He made somo very commonplace observations, which convinced mo ne knew nothing of the subject ; and, after thanking me la a somewhat servile manner for my courtesy, took up his hat to go. I slipped between him and the door, and locked it In a sec ond. My rnby.' said I, ' If you please, or you're a dead man ; ' and I put the pistol to his forehead. That little stone, which I have said is valued at about one thou sand pounds, was missing. Instead of being indignant my gentleman merely answered, ' Indeed, you are mistaken, sir. You may call your servant and examine every pocket' "'1 know mat, you scounarei,- returned I. You have swallowed that ruby ; now drink this or die.' I held the weapon In one hand, and the mixture, which Is an emetic, in the other. The situation wa very disagreeable for him, I have no doubt, but did not seem to be at all em barrassing. Ho shrank from the pistol (or at least the police station, which waa its alternative), and took the phyBlo like a lamb, while I stood over him with the weapon and the bowl (that little white basin yonder), exactly a Queen Eleanor stood over fair Rosamond. That's why I call it LI tanor's mixture t a decoction without which no gem cabinet of any value can be pronounced complete. When I miss a specimen, I always know at once that' some visitor has swallowed ft ' and then you know be has to swallow this. Chamber' Journal. , A story is told of Sully, the painter, a man distinguished for refinement of man ners as well as success in art At a party , one evening, Sully was speaking of a cer tain belle who was a great favorite. "Ah," says Sully, " she has a mouth like an ele phant." " Oh I oh I Mr. Sully, how could you be so rude ?" " Rude, ladies, rude 1 What do you mean? I say she ha got a mouth like fin elephant, because it full of Ivory" A little girl namod Spencer, In Black Hawk county, Iowa, wad killed la a queer way the other day.) She had been placed upon a hone to take to water, and wa given the strap of another to lead, which she secured by tying around her right arm. Some colts suddenly coming up be hind tea red the horses, and before aid could bu given her she was dragged to the gruutid and killed. - , , The Utah papers arc clamoring for " a niagnilleeut mammoth hotel " lu Salt Lake City, to accoimuutUti tUiliostof UaYdltU-UfcOkdt-CCB MluiV'Utt i'-Clia" JWUow wain run. " '