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Poetry. IF WE KNEW. , , 1 km Hi tut aid bwtwkt ;.. .Waiting for at down tb road, IT our line con Id uate the wormwood. If OJtWki eiu)l feel tne hud. . Won Id we watte the daw In wlahinfl . . Tort time thit s erein beS Would we wait In eurh Impatience ,For or ahlps ts con from m ? t'w knew the ttaht flrteera ' w rTlMt the window pane Would he cold and wtlfT tomorrow-' Never trouble aa etmln Wonld th brleM ;- of oar darling Uatrhthe frown npoa onr brow, Wonld the print of may flnirere Vex aa the a a tbey do auw f Ah, theae liltla Ice-cold Bnenra, How they point onr mxmoriea back To the haMf worda and actloaa . Btrewa alma our backward track! Bow those Utile hand remind ue . Aa In eaowy grace they lie, Mot to ecatter tnorna but rorce For onr reaping by and by. , Btrenpe we never prize the tnnrlr Till the wM.t.oivd bird haa flown; 1 ., airnp that wi ahonlA elljrht the rtoleta Till the lovely flowere are ironet Btranpa that tommer rkira and snneblne Never teem one-half to fair Aa when wliftar'a annwy plnlone Shake their white dowa la the air I ; Linn from which the aoa'l of alienee - .None but God can roll away, , , ' .Sever bloaeoraed in iur.h beauty . Aa edorna the month to-day ; , And awoet words that freight onr memory ' With tbelr beautiful perfume, ' Com to ne In tweeter accente. Through the portala of the tomb. ' lt n (Mthcr'up the nnbam, Lylnc alt crnnnd oar path t ' Let. aa keep the wheat and rosea. . Caatlng out the thorne and chaff: Lot on find onr aweeteal comfort In the blenxinz of to-day. With a patient hand removing All the briar from our way. Selected Miscellany. BREAKING THE WILL. BREAKING THE WILL. BY H. H. This phrase la going out of use. It U high time. H did.. If, the thing. It rep resents woul4 alaq .gase there would "be stronger and freer men and women. - jam tne pnrase is sun sometimes beard ; and there are still conscientious fathers and mothers who believe they do God service in setting about the thing. I have more than once said to a parent who used these words : " AVill you tell me Just What you mean by that t Of course, yon do not mean exactly what you say." "Yes, I da I mean that the child's will is to be once for all broken that he Is to learn that 'my will Is to be his law. ine sooner ne icarns mis we oetter." " Hut it is to your will simply as will : that he Is to yield r Bimply as the weaker yields to the stronger almost as matter yteldsitf force? fot what reason is he to do this?" - ' " Why; because 1 know what Is best for him and what is right; and ho docs not" "Ah I that is a very diffcrentlthing. Lie fa tVi . A .l.l. ... ..1 1 1. ! -"i aii, wuu wic tuijJKj uiut juu well mill w do, 'oecause the thing is right and needful for him ; j ou are his guide on a road over .'rvhlch you have gone and ho has not; you are an interpreter, a helper ; you know better than he does about all things, and your knowledge is to teach his ignorance." "Certainly, that is what I mean. A pretty state of things It would be If child ren were to be allowed to think they know as much as their parents. There it no way except to break their wills in the beginning." " But you have just said that it is not Jto your will as will that he is to yield, but to your superior .knowledge and experi ence. That surely is not ' breaking his . mu. ik is oi aut. wings iurmeai re moved from it ,. Jt Is- educating his will. xi is tvacnmg umiowei -wui, ' a. This sounds dangerous ; but the logic is not ewsily turned aside: and there is little . laf r . .1 i .' 1.F !1T 1 T1 i . - iui huc auruuiui ui wui-uiCTi&iijif uui t to fill hack on some texts in the - Bible, ' "which, have been so. often misquoted in tUs connection that one can hardly hear t '(hem with- patience.. To ''children obey your parents '! .was i added " in the Lord, and " because it is right," not " because - uicy mtv juui pnrouve. opn.ro kilo ruu mean " spare blows." " Rod " means here, aa elsewhere, simply , punishment ' We are not told to " train tip a child to have no will but our own," but "in. the way in which he should go," and to the end that "when he is old" he should not "depart from it" i. ., that his will should be so educated that he will choose to walk in the right way still. Suppose a child's will ! to be actually " broken r suppose htm to "bdso trained that he ; has no will bat to obey his parents. What Is to become of this helpless machine, which has no cen tral spring of Independent action? 'Can we stand by, each minute of each hour of each day, and say to the automatons, Go nere, or go there? And can we be sure of living as long as they live? Can we wind them up like seventy-year clocks, and leave them ? .. But this is Idle. It Ls not, thank God, In the power of anyman, or any woman, to " break " a childs " will." . They may kill the child's body In trying, like that still unhung clergyman in Western New , York, who whipped his three-year-old son to death for refusing to repeat a prayer to his stepmother. liodies are trail things ; there are more child-martyrs than will be known until . the bodies terrestrial are done with. "But, by one escape or another, the will, r the soul, goes free. Sooner or later, every ' human being comes to know and prove in his own estate that freedom of will is the only freedom-- lot- -which there are no chains possible, "and' that in Nature's i -whole reign ol law nothing is so largely nrovided for as lihrtw Hnnnnr nr later all this mnst come. ' But; If it Comes later, it comes throngh clouds of antagonism, "Vand after j days of flgh, and is hard- It should come sooner, like1 the kingdom of God, which it is" without' observa tion," gracious as sunshine, sweet as dew ; it should begin with the infant's first dawn- Intr nf nnmnrfthnninnri that. therA ara tan 'courses of action, two Qualities of conduct; one wise, the other foolish ; one right, the other wrong;- u .-.: . I am sure, for I have seen, that a qhild's moral perception can be made so clear, and his will so strong and upright, that be fore he is ten years old be will see and take his way through all common days . 'rirrht.lv tLTtA hrtiwf.lv he always act vp to his highest moral perceptions? No. Do we 7 But one ngui aecision iw ne mates volun tarily, unbiased by the assertion of author ity or the threat of panishment, is worth ,' more to him in development of moral ,' character than a thousand in which he does what he is compelled to do by seme ' aort of outside pressure, : I read once, in a book intended for the guidance of mothers,, story of a little child who, ta repeatinc his letters one day, suddenly refused to say A. All the other letters he repeated agalnv and again, unhesitatingly; bat A' he would not and persisted In declaring that he could not aay. He was severely whipped, but still persisted. It now became a contest of wills. He was whipped again and again, and again. In the Intervals between the whippings the primer was presented to " ' him, and he was told that he would be i whipped again if he did not mind his mother and say A. I forget how many times he was whipped ; but it was almost too many times to be believed, The tight was a terrible one. At last, in a paroxysm , of his crying under the blows, the mother , thought she heard blm sob out "A," and ' the Victory was considered to be won! A little boy whom I know once had a : aimilar contest over a letter of the alpha- . bet ; but the contest was with himself, and his mother was the faithful Great Heart who helped him through. The story U so remarkable that I have long wanted all .' mothers to know it It is as perfect an illustration of what I mean by " iduoUing" . the will as the other one is of what ls calii " breaking" it Willy was about four veara old. He hid , ft, v uiaiu, m BMiOiWT bewilder ment, and Indomitable spirit He was and - is an uncommon child. Common methods of what is commonly supposed to be - mrm imu. v. i - : 1 . . - -- wutu, it ua nan. aurvireu them, have made a very bad boy of him. 1 . lie had grewt Uimculty la pronouncing the letter U bo much that he had formed al most a habit of omitting it One day his mother &jdr no? dreaming of any ipeclal -)1 11 TiiiiiiXiriMiiiiiMiXiiii? -"7T 7TTT . ; . . VOL. XVIa-NO. 30: If 7 'a f; thW rUcA- AA" X X wmm f "i .4 - . PKUltYSBURG, WOOD CO., OHIO, FUll)AY, N()Vl:MHHU 20, 18. i;;; $2.00 IN ADVANCE. .a MOTJIMAM ,XOaS,. ; . . . t ; ..' jgr-Jyi,.n - lii'i :fi m. -U.. .i-! pjrjf ' ' ' If "ii ' contest, Tliis lime you must say G.". " It ls an ugly old letter, and I ain't ever going to try to say It again." said Willy, repeat ing the alphabet very rapidly from begin ning to end without the G. Like a wise' mother, she did not open at once on a struggle; but said, pleasantly, "Ah! you; did not get it in tl at time. Try again; so! more slowly, and we will have it" It, was all In vain ; and it toon began It look more like real obstinacy on WUly's part ' than anything she had ever seen in him. 8be has often told me how she hesitated before entering on the campaljrn. "I al 1 ways knew," she said, "that Willy's first real fight with himself would be no matter of a few hours; and it was a particularly Inconvenient time for me, just then, to give up a day to it But it memed, on the whole, best not to put it oft" So she said! "Now, Willy, yon, c n't get along without the letter G. The longer you put off saying It the harder it will be for yon to say It at last ; and we will have it settled now once for all. You are never going to let a little hit of a letter like that be stronger than Willy. We will not go out of this room till you have said it" Unfortunately, Willy's will had already taken Its stand. However, the mother made no authoritative demand that he should pronounce the letter as a matter ot obedience to her. Because it was a thing Intrinsically necessary for him to do, she would see, at any cost to herself or to him, that he did it ; but he must do It voluntarily, and she would wait till he did. - The morning wore on. She buMod her self with other matters, and left Willy to himself; now and then asking, with a smile : " Well, isnt my little boy stronger than that ugly old letter ?" Willy was sulky. He understood in that early stage all that was involved. Dinner time came. "Aren't you going to dinner, mamma?" " Oh t no dear; not unless you say G, so that you can go, too. Mamma will stay by her little boy until he is out of this trouble." The dinner was brought up, and they, ate it together. Sho was cheerful and kind, but f o serious that he felt the con-, stant pressure of her pain. The afternoon dragged slowly on to night Willy cried now and then, and she took him in her lap, and said; "Dear, you will be happy as soon as you say that letter, and mamma will be happy too, and we can't either of us be happy until; you do." " Oh I mamma, why don't you make me say it?" (This he said several times before the affair was over.) 1 " Because, dear, you must make your-' self say it I am helping you make your self say it, for I shall not let you go out of this room, nor go out myself, till you do say it ; but that is all I shall do to help you. I am listening all the time, and ft you say it in ever so little a whisper, I shall hear you. That Is all mamma can do for you." . . Bed-time came. Willy went to bed un kissed and sad. The next morning, when Willy's mother opened her eyes, she saw Willy sitting up in his crib, and looking at her steadfastly. As soon as he saw that yo within her ; but she patiently went again and again over yesterday's ground. Willy cried. He ate very little breakfast He stood at the window in a listless attitude of discouraged misery, which she said cut her to the heart. Once in a while he would ask for some plaything which he did not usually have. She gave him whatever he asked for ; but he could not play. She kept up an appearance of being busy with' her sewing, but she was far more unhap py than Willy. Dinner was brought to them. Willy said : " Mamma, this ain't a bit good din ner." She replied : " Yes, it is, darling ; Just as good as we ever have. It is only be cause we are eating . it alone.' And poor papa is sad, too, taking his all alone down stairs." At this Willy burst out into an hysteri cal fit of crying and sobbing. " I shall never see my papa again in this world." Then his mother broke down, too, and cried as hard as he did ; but she said ; "Oh I yes, you will, dear. I think you will say that letter before tea-time, and we will have a nice evening downstairs together." " I can't say it I try all the time, and I can't say it ; and, if you keep mc here till I die, I shan't ever say it" The second night settled down dark and gloomy, and Willy cried himself to sleep. His mother was 111 from anxiety and con finement; but she never faltered. She told me she resolved that night that, if It were necessary, she would stay In that room with Willy a month. The next morning she said to him, more seriously than before : " Now, Willy, you are not only a foolish little boy, you are unkind ; Jou are making everybody unhappy, amma is very sorry for you, but she 14 also very much displeased with you. Mamma will stay here with you till you say that letter, if It is for the rest of your life ; but mamma will not talk with you as she did yesterday. She tried all day yesterday to help you, and you would not help yourself; to-day you must dolt all alone' ... " Mamma, are you sure I shall ever say it?" asked Willy. "Yes, dear; perfectly sure. You will tay it some day or other." " Do you think I shall say it do-day ?" " I can't telL You are not so strong a little boy aa I thought I believed you would say it yesterday. I am afraid you have some hard work before you." Willy begged her to go down and leave him alone. Then he begged her to shut him op in the closet, and "see if that wouldn't make him good." ' Every few minutes he would come and stand before her, and say very earnestly: "Are you sure I shall say it ?" ' 7 He looked very pale, almost as if he had had a fit of illness. No wonder. It was the battle of life fought at the age of four. It was late In the afternoon of this the third day. Willy had been sitting in his little chair, looking steadily at the floor, for to long a time that his mother was al most frightened. But she hesitated to speak to him, for sho felt that the crisis had come. Suddenly he sprang up, walk ed toward her with all the deliberate firm ness of a man in his whole bearing. Bha says there was something In his face which she has never seen since, and does not ex pect' to see till he is thirty years old. "Mammal" said he. , "Well, dear?" said his mother, trem bling so she could hardly speak. " Mamma," he repeated, in a loud, sharo tone: "Gl Gl Gt Gl" . And then he burst into a lit of crying, which she had hard work to stay. It was over. . Willy is now ten years old. from' that day to this his mother has never had a contest with him ; she has always been able to leave all practical questions afieot Ing his behavior to his own decision, merely saying : " Willy, I think this or that will be better." . His self-control and gentleness are won derful to see ; and the blending in his face of childlike simplicity and purity with manly strength is something which I have never but once seen equaled. For a few days he went about the house, shouting " G I Gl Gt" at the top of his voice, lie was heard asking playmates if they could " ssy G," and "who showed them how." For several yean ha used often to allude to the (flair, saylLg: " Do you remember, mamma, tta, areata time when I wouldn't say G ?' He used inevero "wouidnt " in sneaking or it Once, when he was sick, he said . Mam- ma, do you think I coald have said G any sooner man 1 am r " " I have never felt certain about that Willy," she said. " What do vou think ? 1 imaa 1 coaia nave aiu it a re w min utes sooner. I was navinir it to iniif as long as that I " said Willy. it was singular mat. eitnougu up to that time he had never been able to pro nounce the letter with any distinctness, when he first made up his mind la this In stance to say it, he enunciated it with per fect clearness, and never again went back to the old, imperfect pronunciation, ' Few mathers, perhaps, would be able to give up two whole days to such a battle as tills ; other duties would Interfere. But the same principle could be carried out witnotit tho mother's remaining herself by the child's side all the time. Moreover, not one child in a thousand would have held out as Willy did. In all ordinary cases a few hours would suffice. And, after all, what would the sacrifice of even two days bo, in comparison with the time saved in years to come ? If there were no stronger motive than one of policy, of de sire to take the course easiest to them selves, mothers might well resolve that their first aim should be to educate their children's wills and make them stronar, in stead of to conquer and " break" them. The Independen t. ' ' General Grant. Special Dispatch to the Tribune. CRESTLINE, Ohio, Nov. 6. The train which left Chicago at eight o'clock this morning, on the Fort Wayne Koad, had attached to it a car containing General Grant his family, Colonel Badeau, and a few other gentlemen. The intelli gence that the General was on the train was telegraphed ahead to nearly every station on the line, and the result was a grand outpouring of the people to greet him. No sooner had the train reached Valparaiso than a crowd of several hun dred, with enthusiastic shouts and cheers, rushed to the car in which he was, and de manded that he should show himself. He accordingly stepped out on the rear plat form ana shook hands with all who could get up to him. They begged urgently for a speech, for only one word, but he simp ly thanked them for their greetimr. 1 At Plymouth, Bourbon and Warsaw numbers of the people were at the depots, and welcomed the future President most warmly. Many of his old soldiers made their appearance, and insisted that they must see the veteran once more. The ladies turned out in force, and were very urgent in their demands for Mrs. Grant At Columbia a band of music was In readiness near the station, and struck up " Hail Columbia '.' as the train came alone: thereto. The people entreated for only a woru, out tney were uname 10 move nun. At Fort Wayne nearly a thousand peo ple, mostly worklngmen, were assembled, and were peculiarly vehement in their cheers. Here the party took dinner, and the moment the General left the hotel the applause commenced, which' did not cease until the train moved off. The mechanics In the manufactories and workshops all left their work and stood beside the track as the train passed along. ; - " . At Van Wert, in Ohio, the cannon of the artillery company was brought out and fired off. The crowd gathered, and a couple of residents congratulated' the General on hie-success. He merely re plied by thanking them. At the town be yond it there were even larger .crowds, the excitement increasing as the day went down. - At Lima the entire town, high and low, men and women, turned out The station house and some of the stores were em bellished with flags. The cheering popu lace , was packed on both sides 01 the track, and the train had for a time to pro ceed very slowly in order not to run over any of the dense throng. The appear ance of the General at the window was followed by the wildest cheers from all, and every person present was unanimous in expressions of regard. The town of Forrest also turned out unanimously, and by this time the inhab itants of the lesser places at .which the train did not stop had heard the news, and stood waving hats and handkerchiefs by the roadside. At the next station the fever of the peo ple reached a still higher pitch. They all turned out, and by the light of hundreds of torches and the music of a band, they moved, arm-in-arm, laughing and shout ing, past the rear car. Blaztnr bonfires lit up the brilliant scene, and thousands of people were wildly rejoicing. The weather has been magnificent The General has spent his time in talking, smoking, doing nothing and showing him self to the people, lie has manifested much feeling at the unusual warmth, heart iness and spontaneousncss of the wel comes tendered him. . . WASHINGTON. Nov. 7. At Mansfield and Lucas, Ohio, and at tho other towns between there and Pitta- burgh, nothing was known of the move ments of General Grant, and hence there were none to welcome him. At Pitts- Durgn, nowever. thouirh it w&a 9 n'Horlr when the train reached there, a number of 1 an tiers were at me depot and greeted their candidate with their peculiar cheer, to which he did not respond. : On reach ing Altoona, an enormous crowd was found in front of the hotel, patiently wait ing for the General Tbey kept very quiet until he had breakfasted, and then broke out into irrepresuible cheers, and escorted him to his car. There as elsewhere he could not to prevailed on to make a spaech,but limply replied" W a lowtwoe of voice, " Gentlemen,'" I ' thank you for this demonstration." . The crowd at Tyrone was nothing com pared to the thousands who spontaneously poured out at Huntingdon, lining the streets and packing the way it the vicini ty of the depot It was necessary for the General to make his appearance and shake hands with a few of the cheering multitude. The loyal Pennsylvanians asked for a speech, but were unable to obtain it, and still kept on cheering until the train disappeared. Nor were the citi zens of Lewiston lacking in aimilar mani festation of enthusiam, though the train, now behind time, stopped only a moment At Miiilin the workingmen, with their hands hardened with labor, turned out In a body. Before the train reached Harrlsburg the General received a dispatch from the Su perintendent of the Northern Central Road, asking whether ha should make ar rangement for a quiet dinner at the hotel; and stating that he would h14 the lown train as long as his convenience required. The offer was accepted, and, on arriving at Harrisburg, General Grant and the party were received by General Cameron and taken to the Loehiel Honse, Whwe they dined. The crowd assembled to wel come the General was very Urge, though but a very short notice ot hit 'Intended ar rival had been given. Every effort had been made by the General's friend to create the impression that he had already reached Washington, in -swdw that he might be allowed to travel on undisturbed, but the telegraph defeated their well meant Plan, and tha new of bis coming was flashed ahead from station to station! After dinner the party drove slowly back to the depot through increasing crowds, and, accompanied by Hena tor ' Cameron, took the 'train for Baltimore. On the way to that city there was but little of consequence, ex cept at York, where quite a number turn ed out The other side of Baltimore Gen eral Van VUet and George Small met arrangitmcnts for his paomge through the city, and on arriving at the oucr depot carriages were In readiness, which took the party at once to Camden SUtion De pot, where Mr. Garret had a irptolal train prepared for him. This step was taken In order to avoid the public reception and speeches which the citizens of Baltimore had intended to give General Grant but he, wearied by travel and desirous of get ting home as quickly as' possible, tele graphed to General Vliet to arrange some way to earane the reception. General Van Vlletmade his arrangement aooordlneiy, and they were perfectly success ful. The train reached here by &20 o'clock, all be ing well, except that Geneva Grant's hand n a little swollen and the skin rub bed off one of his knuckles a token of the violent affection of some Ohio ttepub llcan. " ' . - At WahlB-,toti, owing to the unexpect ed arrival, and the discouragement the idea received, there was no public demon stration. The party gt Into carriages and arove rapiaiv some, reeling: mucn potter than Is usually the case atter Mich a long Journey with a newly-clcctcd President VARIOUS ITEMS. A Joi.lt Jo Jo Cose. Sitka has 1,000 inhabitants. . '. Bostok Is worth $443,570,700. BonxatiA has 200,000 Protestants. Gborqk Pkadodt has given away ffl, 133,000. A Washington drayman speaks seven languages. England had to support 013,084 paupers In July last Trb Bank of France contains 1.300.000.- 000 franc. A single ostrich yields $100 worth of feathers annually. California has yielded 170,000,000 in gold and silver In ten years. c A New Britain (Ct), applo tree has blossomed thrice this year: - . 1 "Bridal presents to let" heads an ad vertisement in a London paper,. The Princess Murat has been' sued for the price of her wedding jewels, Y'rank Pierce was carried to the polls at Concord, being unable to walk. 1 1 Jat Cooke Is President of a new Evan gelical Association in New York. One definition of a "corn dodger" is a man who refuses whisky. It is not true that the practice of ho moeopathy has been interdicted in Russia. A man proves himself fit - to go higher who shows that he is faithful where he is. A few davs since a letter appeared directed to" Portland, Younlghtod Staits.' "Without counting Alaska, the United States has 1,500,000,000 acres of public lands. . ... ' ) Tub editor of Harper' XoiUKjf re ceives, weekly, an average of three stolen articles. . . " - . - The DODulation of San Antonia. Texaa. is 30,006, principally German- and Mexi cans. .... .... -Quebec has a seminary, old -enough to ceteDrate its two nunaredtn annlver wry. - " - -: " ; ;A $3,000,000 Catholic : cathedral is being built in Canton and another in l'ekin. :-.',- , A New York paper says hundreds of snobs in that city lire wholly on borrowed money. A reformed drunkard, recently sent $100 and a grateful letter to his Hartford reclaimer. In 1867 Holland's population was 3,5!):),' 416 souls. The women outnumbered the men 27,002. J-, Maine's" DODulation Is 700.000': Port land and Bangor are the only towns that exceea m,uw. Chautauque lake, in New York, is said to be the highest navigable water in the United State. In Southern Utah the Mormons are dry Ing many grapes for raisins. Fig trees are growing nneiy. Solomon advises the slueeard to tro to the ant but the shiftless of the present day go 10 weir uncie. Norweoian children are required to at tend school from the age of eight until confirmation. New York has an anti-tobacco club, which meets once a week (or the purpose of not smoking, It is estimated that one-half of the twenty-five and fifty cent currency In cir culation is counterfeit The smiles which we assume when we go into public are often more wanted at home than abroad. ; , . No less than 1.000 women of St Peters burg find it profitable to tell the fortunes 01 me nigner circles. The bursting or a boiler In the kitchen of a London hotel demolished the furni ture and annihilated six of the scullions - October, in Minnesota, was. on the av erage, four-degrees colder this year than any previous year lor me last twelve. ' A stone coffin, weighing two tons, and containing the ashes of a Homan chief and his wife, ha been unearthed at Stamford xiugiauu. A W ashing TstKiAK, In his song, says t When a toddi ladj elgni the pledge, lte Jutt aa good at two. For when her aweetfaeart Bnda It ont, ile'a got to aign It too. Wnv do soldiers usually sleep longer m camp vnan wnen on tne marcl ? lie cause their sleep is more in tents (intense). The largest cattle, owpers. in- Texas are Kin Jo., of Corpus Clirintl. Their stock and herds number 80,000. , iloLTOKi, Mass., is becoming notorious for casualties and crimes. Biucejune, 13 live have been lost by accident or vio lence.:.' - , . .. . ' Ebra Robrkook, now living at Prince ton, Wis., built the first steam saw-mill an the United Btates, in Oneida county, 5. Y., over 80 year ago. ; Apples sell in China for $3 a dozen, gold. They are sent from the States packed In ice, and thus entirely preserve their freshness. Guppt, whose wife has ." the bend,',' complain that It makes her quarrelsome! She get her back up every time she goes out .... , . The Atta California, a newspaper pub lished In San Francisco, keens lu own law yer, and has on an average one libel suit a wet.- r. - ... . r f A' t a In' Coventry, Vt, recently pre sented a bill of $36 against a school dis trict for water that the scholars had drank fromL&welkt ' 110 'Two British soldiers had their fbare backs lashed each twenty fire tiAifca. in utiawa. uni. recently. ior lniorminir m h. Pll- r.,r. ..!. " sev wmww vaaa. aiiamnf (Mil vutWJ ' Vast quantities ol liquorice are broeght to New York city from Spain, to be ground up and mixed with chewing to bacco. It is taken to Connecticut to be ground. -".. A Mrs. Atkiksom. of North am Dion. Mae., died from starvation on the road side, the other day, leaving in her house see in sola coin, and 1 116.08 In silver aq ptua, aqpu, , r, ' tf -yl " 1 1 A 'justice in Buffalo recently decided that umbrellas are property, and sentenced a man to the penitentiary for thirty (lays for stealing one of those useful artickf ' -"Do tou not think Mr. W. a yeryjigly t" inquired a youne lady or her companion. " Well, I don't know," was the reply, u he has a very fine figure. He jo-aid be beautiful if Mi lmi vtn cf ,' It' h slated1 in M il-tint an .V.ipctn'n that roast donkey I one of the -meet drit. Clou of meMs. It g tlsNf latp1v In Lyons sausage, which arc rstccmed the best in tho world. ' -.1 ' . .1 Picon, often wonder at the nwitt natural thing in the world. "I say, nif-lic " a.l.t rti.ilin Inl.. ytni - look; eolx-v this mniil!i And for a very obvious reason," said Dlgby ; r I am sober.? ; t i- v. 1. n 1 ) I "Is this what ladies wear around their waists?" asked a country youth of a friend .who was a clerk in adrv ooda SJore.- "Of cof-set- Is." Mtrmed the counter Jumper, with a mischievous wink. In graillrg the Knox & Lincoln Rail road, In Thomaston, Me., a skeleton was exhumed, supposed to be that of a man who was executed as '4 fpy by order of Gen. Wadsworth, in 1780. A. WniTsnKAD, aeed 20 Tcara, has been sentenced, at New York, to state's prison for three years, for marrying two young ladies. He anpears to havo engaged him self to two others. ',.' I l 1 Duplet Hall, of Med ford, Mass., 88 years old, went to the polls on tho 3d, re marking, as ho deposited his ballot , " This is tho laat tlmo 1 shall ever vote"' Ho re turned home and tiled in an hour. 1 hot (a. v.j lasnionable clrclos are greatly excited over the elopement of a wealthy merchant's daughter with a young oarDcr. - 1 ne mercnani says no would give $10,000 could he untie tho nuptial snot. . ' Impurk thoughts art the scat ol sin. If dropped into tne soil of the mind and heart, they should bo cast ont Immediate ly ; otherwise they will germinate, spring up, and bear the fruit of sinful words and acta. fc ve;--'-' F's A PRoFKSsowof Williams College (West Mass.,) while endeavoring to suppress a recent noisy hubbub among the students, war completely drench tid wlth .a, bucket of-water thrown upon liim-fronvaoappcr window. A wealthy bachelor citizen of Provl-denoe.who-died a few days apo, bequeathed his $250,000 fortune to a female clairvoy anta spiritualistic physician In whose house he died but the numerous brothers and nephews contest the will. , Booth, the fragediaiuhafl abwkeniiose. A lady once remarked to him, " I like your actinf. Mr.1 Boothbut to be frank with you, I can't got over your nose." "No wonder, madam," replied the tragedian, " the bridge is gone," General Sheridan tells some tall buf falo stories. He says that he saw, a few weeks ago, a herd of buffaloes ninety-five miles long, twebty-flve miles wide, which must have contained three hundred thou sand buffaloes. When Rothschild heard that the head of the Agnade family was dead, " How much ddes he leave,? he asked, " Twerlty mil lions." " You mean eighty." ' No, twenty.", f" Dear me!.. I thought he was in easy circumstances," remarked tho modern Croesus, A man In Westvlllo, Conn, discovered a foundling on his door-step and took It in. Two days afterward tho parent of the -walft.in tat fit at remorse, claimed it ; but the hospitable entertainer refused to part tt H.I..U 1 . t 1 ., mini 1 uumsB 110 wB paiu flUV. In a late speech to the. worklngmen of uirmingnam, jar. vcrnon iiarcourt allud.- ea to tne growing mtluonce of the labor. injjt classes in politics, and said it was his Deuer mat bad it not been for the dis tinctly pronouncod opinion of the wor- ing ci&sacs,. Jinjjiana wo.uiq hare be.c,n en iJtagoa In .war loner before this tlmo. 1 i SLjLAnt being askci -for aWlpfe for whooping-eougB, for little" tirin oationts. fcopied by tutstake souietbing teferring to the pjjjTtfio IX' onlonsj whic.t said L " If not too young, skin them pretty closely ; immerse in seaming water; sprinkle plentifully with salt ; and leave them for H week m strong brlne.J HriorjY'fifty 'prlvale telegraphs aro In nee in. Mew York, and thonussber Is be ing rapidly increased. The' expense is about $500 for each machine, with wires ready for work, and counting-rooms and offices are thus placed .in Instant com munication with docks and manufactories In different parts of the city. A Paiunian statistician computes that as the birth since the creation of the world have been 60,627,843,27a,075,221 souls, and that there are in the world only 8,01)5,000 square leagues of flat surface, that only one-filth of a square foot of land is allotted to each inhabitant for burial pur poses. For a great many years the Russians have made use of the expansive proper ties of freezing water in quarrying opera tions. In summer they drill crevices in the marble and fill them with water, , The cold of winter causes the water to act as a wedge, and enormous manses of marble are thus detached with the smallest ex penditure of manual labor. The frontier Index of the 30th ult. wafr issued at Rear UWev 'City,- aboat 83 miles east of Salt Lake. The editor speaks of the new city with the utmost enthusiasm, and says 5,000 persons already ootain ineir maus irom me uear ltlrer City post office. Houses and street are built pp by magic, and, evsnr brarjeh of business is represented, wholesale and re tail. A Mr. MeUruun, of Nottingham, En gland, has adopted an ingenious plan for killing two birds wite one stone. This gentleman had the misfortune tcioee his eldest Bpn;rnnd I in announcing the tact to his frionds through the newspapers, fn the usual way, ho adus that he himself is "one of the candidates for tho representation of Nottingham.-" li A countrt doctor being out for a day's hooting, took his errand boy to curry the gme bag: Entering a flelQ ef turnip, the dog pointed ; and the boy overjoyed at the prospect of his master's success, ex claimed, " there's a covey ; if you get near 'em, won't you physio 'em ?" " Physic -them!-yon-young rascal, whtd'. you mean r said the doctor. Why, kill 'cm Jo be ure,'; replied the Ja4.i g K j The other day In Schenectady an old lady with two bandboxes in her arm came to the track of the Central and inquired at what time the next train was due. On being informed that it would pas through the city in half an hour, she quietly dumped her bandboxes on the pavement and squatted, remarking thai she. didn't want to be run ovef,,an$ bppV cpuidn't be too keerfuL' " Mr Bot. A lock of rolden hair. . - Tud trtth a allkea thread ; . . j A ll ahoalet lying there : A tnow-whlte curtained bed; A little broken toy ; . A Book an eouea ana torn; A J3nt velvet cap mj boy nam otieu, oiien worn .w n '"S1 . 1 1 -'in beeuieineitiaerwui.-.i J .ic Bia joyoua laughter aonuda no mere ; mi inue overt 1 BUU. An oilcloth should never be scrubbed with i brush, but. MVr beioir' fiifet swept. should be cleaned by washing with a soft flannel and lukewarm or cold water. On no account use soap or water that is hot a either would have a bad effect on! the paint When the oilcloth is dry, rub it well with a small portion of beeswax, soft ened with a minute quantity of turpen tine, using for this purpose a soft furni ture polishing brush. Oilcloth cared tor In this way -will last twW as long as with rdiuary treatment- , The Pcumulixiuia 7-W syi : "Tan Little Cokporal," published in Chica go, III., is the most entertaining publica tion for the young that we have e?er ex iminrd, y cannot m how It poulbly rnbVfi a fupprloa ,r If It topta have. how the young folks could possibly wish The Little Corporal has Just been enlarred and Improved, and Is now pub lished In magazine form. It claims to have now a larger circulation than any ovher Juvenile magazine In the world. Its Im mense circulation enables the Publisher Alfred L. Sewell, to furnish this first class, original magazine at only one dollar a year, and give beautiful premiums for clubs. All who subscribe now for 18(19, receive the November and December Numbers of 1868 free, There Is In Rraill a very common pol. onons snake, the Surucucu, respecting which the inhabitant relate the following fact : , They say that such is the antipathy Of this reptile to fire, that when (Ires are made In the clearing away of woods, they rush Into It scattering It with their tails till it Is extinguished, even becoming hall roasted in the attempt; and that when an Individual is passing at night with a torch, they pass and repas him, lashing him with their tails till he drops it, and the snake is immediately found closely eolloj round the extinguished torch. The great est enemy of this snake la an lmmonse lizard, five and six feet long ; It ls said that when the snake succeeda In flm-tlna bite, the lizard rushes Into ho wood, eats some herb, and returns to the conflict, which almost invariably terminates in Its laror. A nRIDAL party from Galveston were passing the draw in the railroad bridge on the route to Houston, when the fair bride , leaned out of the window to catoh a fare well gli nee of the Island City. Her af fectionate , and newly made husband, trembling with anxiety for her safety, tenderly encircled her slender waist with hia . coat sleeve, and softly whispered, "Pray take care of yourself don t fall ovorboard, darling I" Scarcely were the words out of his mouth ere the blushing young beauty nttered a faint but audible scream, and sinking back into the cushioned seat, pressed hor embroidered handkerchief to her face, ' Toor darling is frightone'l," said the loving Bonedict sympathetically. But "poor darling" bowed her head, and wonld. not be con soled. To tell the truth she had lost a set of new teeth. 1 How General Grant Received the News of His Election. A special to a Nevr York exchange from Galena says t - " After depositing his vote for Congres sional and State candidates, General Grant went to the house of E. B. Washburnovvhere arrangements had been made to receive tho telegraphic returns. The first report was. from Jt G. Blaine--' Maine pledged thirty thousand majority, and she has kept her faith.' The next announcement was received from Wm. E. Chandler, that New Hampshire had gone Republican by at least five thousand majority. Boon re ports came in thick and fast from all parts of the Country, but a yet they are varying. Many of the friends of General Grant came in, anxious to hear the new. Much sport was made by the General, who had written out an estimate of the majorities for either candidates in the different States BevcraUayshofpre., Thr b allowed no one to sea except as each. State was com pwred with -his estimate; and ;ln nearly every 'case he proved A prophet' The two States first named gave exactly the majorities he had predictedand the Pres idential, -candidate seemed, ranch -tnnrM pleased at his political Sagacity than at hi success, .Indeed, during the evening he mamicaiea noitner anxiety nor elation, while every pnq else , was excited. as the returns came in. The ' inevitable cigar ' was as lnaispensaoie as ever, and tne calm which he had displayed at Vicks burg and at Appomattox was as conspic uous as if he had still been at the hoad of a million soldiers. '.; " Galena, which had almost always been strongly Democratic, and had given Mo Clellan a majority of 120 in 1804, was an nounced as having gone for Grant by a majority of nine, at the very moment when dispatches came in proclaiming a Republican gain in Seymour's own Deer field. When Connecticut was certain for the Union, the whole room, Grant only excepted, applauded, boTiwon the General was doomed to a disappointment He had calculated on 63,000 majority in Mas sachusetts, but the old Bay State was an nounced as giving him 75,000 majority, and he acknowledged the error in hia cal culations. As the evening wore away, the success of the Republican in Pennsyl vania, Ohio and Indiana became sure. Messages from Grow and Colfax declared that all doubt about these States was past Every New England State, wa now cer tain: ' -l - " Michigan and California came Into line, the Pacific coast responding to the Atlan tio and. the lakes, and West Virginia, with an unexpected ' large majority, took her place, while Nevada and Nebraska peached across the Rocky Mountains, hailing the AUegnanle. lianda ot music saluted the victor from the streets ; fireworks Illumi nated the neighborhood, awl cannon an nounced the peaceful victory of Grant But Grant was still as calm and impertur bable as ever. Ills adherents were elated, but hia equanimity was undisturbed j At length word was brought that North Car olina was loyal once more, the first South ern State that had voted since I860. The room was crowded with Congressmen, Judges, town and county politicians, army officer, reporters, all apparently more pager than the man on whose account they were gathered. 4 J H J i i 1.'. 1 i " While they compared the returns, and lingered to receive more, a dispatch arrived from Petroleum V. Nasby, who forwarded his resignation as postmaster, ' and an nounced that he had gone Into the grocery business. ' After this the torrent of new and congratulations was incessant. Inter rupted only by the" comments of the little party, but more than the requisite number of electoral votes was now secure, and by degrees the citizens dropped away, and a little after midnight the President elect of the United State retired from the scene of his latest triumph as modestly aa he had left the little house at Appomattox, where tour yean ago be received the previous surrender of the enemies of hi country." tW The best relative tain and the best fight in New England have been made in Connecticut, where Grant' majority will bi at least 8.500: a train of more than 5,000 since last spring. This will secure the State against the Democrat ' next April, and does great credit to the Repub licans there. No State ha it Democrat better disciplined than Connecticut, and It 1 po Joke to beat them there, but Haw ley and Jewell and their friend have done it aanasomejy., . , , , . izr'" TBden, this ls terrible i'V Two more anfortaiiatee, Itaahly Importunate. 4 .., ; . 'i UocatotnairdaaUitY j,,,; Take tha a tenderly, ' Lift than with care. Handle them gli'Kerly, . ; Seymour aud lilalr I , taTGen. Howard tell a good story oi a planter, who assembled all hi band in the spring, and told them that they must vote for the Democrats, or he would not employ them., The darkies waited until the cotton was whitening and then called on him and told, him he must give hi word to vote the Radical ticket, or they would leave in a body, And he did. It X3T Iloratlo Seymour has returned to his farm at Deerfield. Squibb suggest that Horatio Las found. pvllMc1 dr f.e)d, Jpde? d, ' 1 of His Election. NASBY. (From the Toledo Blade.) THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION—THE NEWS REACHES KENTUCKY—THE X ROADS IN. MOURNING. Poar Orrta, CoNrannn X Road, i . (Wlch la In the Htate nv Kontuvk,) V . , Novrailwr t. lt& Bad news travels fast We licv heevd from ennu" of the States to know that the butcher Grant he wich wunst afore stood In tho way of the Coul'ixiraov hes been eloctod President and that 8-vmour and mare, onr gaiiorions standard-bearers, nev oeon tiflcatea lirTiomminusly. 1 ni ends it I this finishes It I There Is no more hope for Democrlsy. Our star Is sot in Bloom Never shall I fortrit the ghastly appearance nv Deacon Pngram's ace, as the ratal nooze was told htm. A single tear rolled from his left eve. down his furrowed cheek it glittered tor a brief moment on the tip uv his brilliant nose. and plunircd off Into specel How like our hopes! Never a word scd he, but sadly beckoned me to roller. Sadly he walked to the square, mournfully he pulled down tho ConfWlrit flag which hez waved from the polo in front nf Raenm'. ten derly he folded it. and placed it under the barl nv whisky In tho bar. " Thar let it rest" gasped he In a husky tone, " It will never kiss the breezes no more." And ovcrcomo with emoahun, tho good old man oustca into a noon, uv tears .wicri. saved hislifu The drain uv moisture from his system made it necessary for him to take suthin to fill its place, antlthat suthia wuz Streflgthnln. ,To savo hint I. tpfk. suthin strengthnln too. Aud lien . llullcr is elected. That ex- cellent' conservative Richard 11. Dana, who has forgotten that rulUud shirts went Out ttv date 20 veers ago, and who still reads tho AuAiir Intelligencer sposlrt it to oe a uuig paper, is actuated, and uuuer, who wunst hung a Dumokrat in Noo Or leans and who wood do that same every morula to give him an appetite, is fastened onto this here wuntt happy but now dis tractid country for two yturs more. Gra shus Ucvins 1 send the yallcf fever to the vjornors now, and Iluiali us up to wunst I won't say a word cz. to the causes uv tills most tcrriblo defeat Seymoro wood flake ipeochos, wlrli be aluiz. bin.fatle to 'residenshul aspirants, and Blare wood write terrible letters, wlch isjustezbad. Besides, Blare fairly represents us. wich flrev off h tlio decent peopld.lahd Sey moro 'ruthlessly prides hiwielf on twin a gentleman, wich chilled the ardor of our own party. The -nominashens were un forchnit, but I don't reproach 'era. It's fate.' 1 ' . I sigh, Deckin Pogram sighs, and the rest uv.our c'rklo wood -sigh, only they heyh'JiTctunied from Injoany, wher they hcv gone to vote in the interest uv the Constltooshen, and to aid In tho mainten ance of the laws.'' . 4 Sigh I I hey reason' to sluh: ' T"of Pol lock will git the Post Oflls after all. Tho his hands aro contaminated by bcin taken into the hands uv niggers his hands wich handles kaliker and draws molasses, andis consckently degraded by earnin his own livin his hands will pass out to Deekln Pogram the paper wich the Corners takea)! The Dcekin, cz he thought uv this, bust Into toers ngin. " I shell stop that paper," said he, " aud the'COrners shel never agin go for a letter -nor will I ever hey one written for me to any body. When a Ablishn face Is at the general delivery I shall atop paternizin the Post Otfis 1" ' ' Will tliu ncw Admlnistrashun deprive a whole community uv a paper merely tq give one uv It supporters a posishua t We snau see. , , But, I cood endoor the loss uv my posl shen for prinsiple I kin look rnarterdom squarely In the lace but I seo other and more terrible results followin this catas trophe., , . " Wat uv the niggers 1 Wat uv us t We shel hay niggers votin at tho Corners We shel huv, at , Out poles, 'ajT iuv the black cusses who live between here and Garrettalown, a votin ez rcgler ez though they wuz white mcni. We shel hev em detllm. the, sakred . , ballot Uox ez tho they wuz not uv a cussid race. I see dark lines afore our poor State. Tbey will ncreaner hold the land wir.h tney hev bought, and wich they live on, by a fihure tenure, and they will Increase and; multi ply. . Pollock will buy thcr prodoose and they will work and get money. This money they will lend to us for we jnust hev it to sustain life and they will - take mortgages onto our land. (When J say our, I mean Deckin Pogram and sicb.) Ez we never work ourselves, and will not hoy, undor the present arrangement the means of compellln the labor nocessary to oux-snpport, we Kin never pay; and tne result will be, this beautiful land uv ourn wich we so deerly love, will pass out cv the hands uv the stronger and better race into the control uv a weaker and less pow erful people. . The ucuken was rcmarain suthin to this effect, when Joe Blgler remarkt In reply, that tho Deckin bed better throw himself 0BW the sympathy uy his son. , " Why, they can l work any more than I kin," scd tho Deckin. ' I don't mean your - whlto sobs V sed this horrible Biglvr. " Tluy ain't uv no akkount . But in the nigger settlement at Garrettatown yoo hcv more than twenty who wood " ' '.''- f The poor Deekln rushed - out uv. the room, while Biglur laft his most- feendith laft '........ The people will be deprived uv ther Innocent amooacmcnts. This Grant will sens' on 'armed hireling, eluthed 4n oju bloo,with muskets and sich, who will pre vent our shootlu niggers, and who will pcrtect on thcr farms and In ther shop the ojus Northcners who have settled in our midst. We shall see the glorious Southern system decline stidilyand shoor-ly.-" The whippin ptte will rot and the stox will decay the yelp uv dorgs will no more be hoerd, and the cheerful crack uy the pistol and the shrecck uv the man wat has got his gruel will no'more be hoerd In all the land. Bascom.after he hez the few farms Hill nnmortguged in the vistnitty, will close, and go to Looisville and em bark into a wholesale grosery trade and Jine the church, and give liberally to Sun- aysltoois ; hW grosery will lall Into utkay and the sine will hang by one hinge; 1 We shell see churches and skool-houMsjfao-trys and villages everywhere. The Pog ram place uv 2,000 akers will be divided up into twenty farms, and onto them farms ' will ' be the bustlin Noo Yorker, the cool, calculatln Yankee, the stlddy, hard-workin German who will display his grovelin nacber by workin himself in s tid uv lorcln niggers to do it for him. We shel be run over with skool marms, deluged with academies, plastered over with noosepapers, stunned with ma chinery, drove crazy by the whirr, crash and clash uv mowia machine and reap ers. And ther will be cheese made at the Corners. Pennlbacker'a distillery will be turned into a cheese-factry, and ' weak whey wilk rrui twhe awr the genrous high-wines flash along the troughs. Ther will be no TeclifVln at the Corners the hog pens will be abolished and in ther sled will be skool-hnuses. And metfcinks I see in my mlnds'-eye, - Uorasho, the sperlt, the ghost uv the departid Pograai, (tor he wont survive it long), a ho vert o over the scene, ez Hamlick s rather did. The blessed shade will look in vain for his house on the spot wher li stood will be an academy. He will turn to Basoom's, but ther he will find a deestrlct skule. "To I'ennibacker's I " he will gasp in a sperit whisper, and with a sperit-eoal smack uy hissperitocul lips we will hover oyer it, but the siluH uy cheese in the place uv the strtuglhnin odors in wlch he delltes, will stud a iplrltool shudder thro Mm, A gotl v tw wW run dnwa : 1 1 hU splritool nose, linger for a'minnlt at the tip like a dew drop on the rose, and fall f Then will the dWtlsfled ghost ' de mand to be taken back to purgatory, place leas Irvln to his nerves. . i ' ( JJetkin I'ogram hez only prucnea up wunst. A thot flashed over hi" mind wicn gsve him comfort for a minit 4In'tther a Booth for Grant ez ther wuz for Linkin T akt ha . Ah!" set I. In alarm, "wood yotl kill Grant to hev Colfax in his placet We mite kill Colfax, say you. Alarsl sposn they'd elect Sumner President of the Sen- it Kill Sumner f Good Lord, no! Tbe'd thon elect Butler Specker the noose, and he can't be killed. No t no 1 We bed better bear the Tils we hey than fly to them we know not uv." Its gone. AU is op with me and us. I shel stay in Kentucky for the nrceent tho wat may bsoome of me tne liora oniy Knows. PETROLEUM V. NASBY, P. M. (wich is Postmaster.) The Next House of Representatives. f The Chicago Timet gives wh!- purport to be the composition of the next Con- frcts, viz. : Scnato, 57 Republicans to 11 rmoerat; Houso, thus far elected, 127 Republicans to 85 Democrat. The com position of the Senate is correctly stated, nut that of the House is quite erroneous. For Instance, it sets down North Carolina as having four Democrat to three Repub licans, when In point of fact the delegation stands fir Republicans to tiro Democrat. In the Twenty-first District of Pennsyl vania a part of the judges certified to the election of Covodo, ano a part to the elec tion of Foster, and we have little doubt that the former will get tho seat It Is not yet certain that two Democrat are elected in South Carolina. The election in Louisiana was a farce and a r.ud, the result of coercion and terror, and will un doubtedly be treated as a nullity ; the five rebels who claim to bo elected will be sent back to try It over again, when rovolvcrs, bow ie knives, rifles, hemp rope and torches will not play so prominent a part in ex cluding Republican vote from the ballot box. The Tennessee delegation will stand eight Republicans to one Democrat and not seven to two, aa stated by the Timet. Wo are not certain that Barnes (Republi can) is defeated In tho Eighth Kentucky District. The Jmet claims tlve .Demo crats elected in Missouri, whereas the re turns show but three ; and In the Savan nah District of Georgia, we have no Idea that the Democrat elected there by force of arms will be allowed to take his seat. On the day of election the Ku-Klux-Klan, finding that the Republican candidate wa leading, made a murderous assanlt on the unarmed Republicans at the polls waiting their turn to vote, fired a volley of a hun dred shots into them, dispersed and drove them away, and then managed matter to suit themselves. A Congressman elect ed by such means may as well stay at home, as he will never get mileage or pay out of the National Treasury, or a seat in tne House oi representatives. Wo have thus shown that seven of tho districts claimed by the Democrats have elected Republicans, and air others five in Louisiana and one in Georgia are bogus and will not get scats. Makingtheso correction, the House stands lb4 jttcpub lican to 73 Democrats. Alabama and Florida have not: yet elected members of Congress. Virginia, Mississippi and Texas have not been re constructed, but, we presume, will be be fore the new Congress is convened. When these States have elected Congress men and Louisiana has votod again, we estimate that the Republicans will elect two in Mlsslsaippl, one or two in Texas, four In Virginia, three in Louisiana, three In Alabama and one In Florida. Total, fourteen Republicans to sixteen Demo crats, making the complete uouse stand : 148 . Republicans to 88 Democrats. In this calculation we have made no allow ance for the two contested seats In Phila delphia or of the Eleventh District of New York, contested by General Van Wyck. The Republicans will not have a two-thirds majority In the House, nor will they need it ; nor is It desirable, on the whole, that they should have It ' But they will not permit their opponents to profit by fraud or terrorism at the polls. Chicago Tribune, 10th. e e e . , The Siede, of Paris,-publishes an arti cle very interesting to sportsmen, and states that with a little care many acci dents could be avoided. Out of 100 case of a double-barreled gun bursting, ninety five can he traced to defects In the left barrel. The reason is simply that the right I most frequently used and re loaded, perhaps ten times to the left one being discharged once. Every time the right barrel is discharged the gunpowder in tho left is pulverized more or less by the shock, which, therefore, leaves a space between the charge and the wadding by settling. Naturally when the left barrel Is discharged it frequently explodes. These accidents can be avoided by sending the ramrod homo with one or two smart blows Into the non-discharged barrel every time the other is reloaded. The Iowa City Republican says : " Close Brothers recently received at their mill a lot of buckwheat to grind; On turning it out of the sacks a bag of golu and silver coin was discovered In one of them, which, on examination, proved to be f 370 in amount One night soon after it was left, the owner of the buckwheat called one of the millers from his bed to Inouire after his " hidden treasure," and received It safe and sound, returning to the honest miller a 10 gold piece. It appears that he had this buckwheat on hand some four years, and about that time made it the place of deposit of his money, but forgot all about It when he took his grist to mill We think there are few farmers ' or any other men' who have money so plenty as to forget such a deposit , Atlantic Monthly. The December number of the Atlantic Monthly contains, Onr Palntura, by John JMeal ; Autumnal a poem ; Ca. leb'a Lark, by Mrs. Jane Q. Austin; The Face la the Ulaee part 4 1 Hooker, by K. P. Whipple; Co-operative Ilonaekeupln second paper; A Watch In the Night a poem, by Algernon Charles Swinburne ; A Pay at a Conanlate, by O. M. Spen cer; A Onthic Capital, by Theodore Bacon: Onr Parle letter; The Flretand the Leat, by Kdward K. Kale; lteviewsand Literary Notices. In tbelr proeyectae for 1HI9, the publlhere of the AUuntic announce that they will apare no pains or4penee to render the future volnmea of their magazine even more valuable and attractive than any yet publiehod. Fisi.ds, OaoooD Jfc Co., m Tramont atreet, lioeton, Mara., at f 100 per year; two cop pice 7.0U; five, f 10.00; ten. f 30.00. OvbYounq Folks for December con- ulna: Odd and Eon with an Initial aud an Ulai traaon; Cooale Coo with Ulnatratlon; The Pic ture Story with full pa Illustration i Wnen I waa Little Girl pert two, with Illustration; The Children of the Year ; What the Froat Glanta did to Nannie's Kua; Pnss; KunninglAway with Ulnatratlon ; A Boy Klng'a Chrlatmae with lllut tratlon; A Few Plctnrea five Ulnetratlona ; static Hondo Mlgnon with Ulnatratlon; Bound tha Evening Lamp two Uluatrationa ; Onr Letter Box with Ulnatratlon. Tha Story of s Bad Boy, by T. B. Aid rich, forming tha narrative of a boy's Ufa and experiences In an ancient New England seaport, will be tha leading Berlel Story In Ova Yoorfa Folks for 186U Published by FiSLsa, Oaooon A Co., Boaton, Maes., f'J.nA per year ; three eoplea, $5.00; Ave, (a.00; ton, 115.00; twen ty, (30-00, with extra copy. X3T True to hU habit of running be hind the ticket, Mr. Seymour run behind in hi own county of Oneida ; and what is worse for him, Oneida gives a Republi can majority increased over former years. Mr. Llnooln had a majority of 1,183 and Grant ha 1,841 Last year do Republi can, majority wa only 603. mtym ' ' tST The Louisville Courier calls upon the Cleveland I'iixindealtr to explain what ha bocome of that H tremendous Israelite vote in Ohio and other Butes, that was to be cast for Seymour and biair." i I., . i ty Democratic soliloquy : We bad a llule party once, -. ' In which we took eonue pride; - But ah I It triad to cerrv Blair, Aud doublnd up and died. Dr. James, the superintendent of the mint at Charlotte, thinks the gold mines of North Carolina are now yielding about SOO,000 annually. . W" Granby. Massachusutis, 1 the ban ner town. It give Grant nu Coltax 17 ( Seymour and l!r, 0.