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EPITOME OF THE WEEK.
Condensed from Telegrams of Accompanying Dates. Wkdnraday, February 18. A lata ar rival from Honolulu brine Intelligence of the death on tlie 3d of the Hawaiian King, J.unalilo. The legislature had boon culled to gether to consider Btate affairs and to name a successor. ... A London dispatch says thnt Dr. Boke, t lie English traveler, reports that he has discovered the truo Mount Pinal. It Is situ ated one dny's Journey northwest of the vil Inge of Ahata, In Arabia, at an altitude of r,(HX) feet above the level of the sea. Dr. !cke snys thnt lie found the remains of ar.lmnls that hud bean sacrificed, lie also discovered Slnaltlo inscriptions which he cooled. ...Tho autopsy In the esse of the Blamcse twins hss been concluded at Philadelphia, and shows thnt Chang and Kng were so vltnlly united that death would have followed any attempt to separate them during life. Tho membrane which lines tho abdomen was one In oth, extending through the mysterious ligament th-tf bound them together. This ligament wns also connected with the liver and the heart of each.... The Philadelphia municipal election occurred on tho 17tb. Tho returns received up to midnight Indicated that Stokely (Rep.) had been re-elected by about 10,000 majority. In Pittsburgh the Republi cans elected their ticket by from 1,000 to 1,81)0 majority. In Allegheny City the Inde pendent Republican ticket was eltctcd. In Altoona, Wllkesbarre, Williamspnrt and Allentown the Democrats Curried the diy, and In Kaston the Republicans were successful. The Democrats of Syracuse, N. Y., elected their Mayor.... Tho State Grango of Ohio met at Xenla on tho 17th. There were present 5V delegates, all Masters of Granges. Worthy Masters. II. Ellis presided. One hundred and fifty visiting members were present. The Secretary reported that 555 of the BOO Granges In the State had been organized since hist April. A motion to make the meet ings open was voted down.... The Chi cago' Intcr-Orenn of a recent date says the firm of George B. Hodge fc Co., pro prietors of what has been advertised as the Union Funnelling Store, were bankrupt, and their stock was In the hands of the othcers of the law ; that they had been missing for a week, and that tho express companies and Fostofllce authorities were retalnlrg all pack ages and letters addressed to the Union Fur nishing Company, for ultimate return to the senders. ' Thursday, February 19. Thr London Time of the 18th says the final result of the. election may be exactly stated as follows: Conservatives returned, 351; Liberals and Home-rulers, .102. Of these 406 were elected after a contest. The total number of votes polled in the United Kingdom and Ireland was 2,500,000.... Disraeli has been ten dered and has formally accepted the Premiership of Great Britain The Rev. Robert Moffat, the ' celebrated En glish missionary to South Africa, is still in doubt as to the correctness of tho report of Dr. Livingstone's death.... At a recent mass meeting in Chicago the saloon-keepers of the city unanimously declared they would not pay the recent advance In the price of beer (the brewers having advanced the rates to twelve dollars per barrel), but that they would import frorn other cities.... The first annual sesslou of the State Grange of Missouri met at Booneville on the 18th. Nearly every county in the State was repre sented. The State Grange organized last May, with 300 subordinate Granges, since when their number has increased to over 1, 700. Master T. R. Allen delivered a long ad dress, In which he gave the history of the Order in Missouri, and made many suggestions looking to the perfection of ihe organization in the State, and touching the growth and future prosperity of the Order.... The Ohio State Grange on tho 18th unanimously passed a resolution tendering the sympathy and aid of the Order in Ohio to the women of the 8tite hi putting down the evil of intemper ance. Columbus was chosen as the place of holding the next meeting of the State Grunge. AH the amendments proposed by the National Grange, except Items first and second of number three, concerning life members, were adopted. Friday, Feb. 20. A Madrid dispatch announces the capitulation of Bilboa to the Carli3ts....The United 8tates steamer Dis patch has started from Key West for Havana, in consequence of report that Consul-Genera! Hall has been obliged to fly from a Spanish mob and take refuge on board of a British iron-clad. ....The Ohio State Board of Agriculture baa decided to locate the State fair al Columbus for the next five years. ...The Kansas State Grange commenced its annual session at Topeka on the 18th. One thousand Granges were represented. The reports of the officers show the affairs of the Order to be in an excellent condition, although but a small amount remains in the treas ury. The financial interests are shown to have been economically managed, and the State Business Agency is on a satisfactory basis. On the 10th resolutions were adopted requesting the State Legislature to pass a pro hibitory liquor law.aud declaringthat no person who retails liquor shall be admitted to the Order; also declaring that the greatest good and the highest happiness of an enlightened, virtuous and prosperous people are the legiti mate results of thorough and practical educa tion diffused among the masses. Uou. M. E. Hudson was elected Master of the State Grunge.... Tho State Grange of Tennessee assembled at Gallatin on the 18th in its first annual session. Nearly 500 subordinate Granges were represented, there being between 500 and GOO delegates present, many of them ladies. Satcrday, February 21. A London tel egram gives the following official announce ment of the new British Cabinet: First Lord of the Treasury, Disraeli; Chancellor of the Exchequer, 8ir Stafford N'orthcotc; First Lord of the Admiralty, George Ward Hunt; Secre tary of State for the Home Department, Richard Assheton Cross; Secretary of State for the Foreign Department, Earl Derby; Secretary of 8tate for the Colonial Department, Earl Carnarvon; Secretary of State for War, Guthorne Hardy; Secretary of State for India, Marquis Salisbury; Lord High Chancellor, Lord Cairns; Lord of the Privy Seal, Earl Malmsbury; Lord Presi dent of the Council, Duke of Richmond; Lord Johu Manners, Pustmuter General.... The Massachusetts Supremo Judicial Court has decided that, under the Constitution, a woman can be a member of a School Commit tee ...Tho Ohio Constitutional Convention lias given the Governor veto power, subject to reversal by a two-thirds vote of the Gen eral Assembly. .. .The Executive Commit tee of the Illinois btate Grango have issued a call for a delegate meeting of the Granges in the State to be held at Bloomiugton on tho 14th day of April next, to ratify some amendments to the by laws in refereuco to organizing county Grauges....Tlio Ohio and Missouri State Granges have adopted declarations of princi ples, each Grange fully indorsing the princi ples set forth by tho lute NutiouiU Grange at St. Louis. ' Mosday, February 23. Late dispatches ffom Nagasaki, Japan, announce the preva lence In that country of au insurrection cttutcfl by the failure of the Government to In augurate war against t'orea. At last aeeouuts the Insurgents were so near Nagasaki that the foreign residents were preparing to leave.... According to dispatches from Madrid severe fighting has been going on In Biscay for several days. Portugalite has been aban doned, and the garrison of Vinurose, numbering 00, were taken prisoners by the Carlists. Gen. Dorrcgarray with 8,500 insur gents hold the heights above Somorrosto. The Republicans have tai en the first height with heavy lob....Cimlinul Antonelll lias ad dressed a circular letter to all Bishops, citing them to Rome, as the Pope withes lo see them before he dies.... According to telegrams re ceived iu London the capltul of the Ashautees has surrendered aud King Collet and his family have been taken prisoners .... On t be afternoon of the 32d an englue ran off the track atUulou dale, Pa., on the Jefferson Branch, between. lie VOL. XXI. NO. 45. PERRYSBUIIO, WOOD CO., OHIO, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1874. II; PI WTO ill iff 1 1 m fiif ( $1.50 IN ADVANCE. Susquehanna and Carbondale, and fell down an embankment seventy-five feet, Inslantly killing Conductor John R. Harding, Engineer Cramer, Fireman David Cramer and Brakeinan Thomas Rapley... A New York dispatch says a praying crusade against intemperance has commenced In that city and vicinity. The churches are generally moving In the matter. The Trnstcea of Trinity Church have decided to no longer lease the property of tho church for purposes of liquor selling, and other churches are reqnesting their members to stipulate .that their property shall not hereafter be used as saloons.... A boy ten t r twelve years old, the son of T. Jones, of Windfall, Ind., while his parents were at church a few nights ago, attempted to kindle a fire with coal oil, with the usual re sult. The boy died the next morning.... The Missouri State Grange on the 21st adopted a resolution requesting the Missouri Senators and Represeuta'ivca in Congress to use their Influcnco to secure the Improvement of the Mississippi River and its tributaries.... Ac cording to dispatches of tho 22d the Women's Temperance movement was spreadlrf in Iowa and Illinois. Iu Oswego, Lexing ton and many other places In Illinois, and Iu Raven port, Dubuque and elsewhere In Iowa organizations had been formed and prepara tions made for a determined assault upon the saloon-keepers and their patrons. The same condition of affairs prevailed iu Indiana. In Chicago a praying band consisting of 8.000 women was about to be organized, according to the Timr of the 22(1. The city was to be divided into districts and each district given over to a band of fifty praying women. Tuesday, February 24. Late dispatches state that 200,000 persons In India were fam ishing for want of food, and that half a mill ion would have perished had they not been relieved by the Government At a luto meeting of the Royal Geographical Society Sir Bartlc Frere announced that he had come to the conclusion, after conference with Dr. Kirk, that the re port of the death of Dr. Livingstone was true. The Queen, at the Instance of Mr. Gladstone, has granted a pension of 1,000 per annum to the children of Dr. Livingstone.... A Wash ington dispatch says the friends of temperance in that city have determined to commence an active crusade against liquor celling in the capital.... A call has been published for a convention of dele gates from the Northwestern States to be held at Rock Island on Tuesday, March 24, on the subject of cheap tran.-portation. The call is Issued by Major James M. Allan, dele gate from tho Illinois Fanners' State Associa tion to tho late Cheap Transportation Con vention at Washington, he having been ap pointed by the Decatur Convention.... Three hundred men went adrift in East Saginaw Bay on the morning of the Slid ou a cake of ice, on which they had built a fishing vil lage, and which was driven away from the shore by a strong southwest wind. They were carried out into the lake, when a change of wind to the west brought them up to the east ern shore of ihe bay, where two hundred of them managed 10 escape at different points. Two of the men were drowned in attempting to reach land. One hundred men were still on the ice up to the night of the 23d. FORTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Tuesday, February 17. Senate A. petition was presented from the bankers and busi ness men of St Louis, deprecating any increase in the volnme of the currency, and favoring a speedy rernrn to specie payments.... A substitute for the bill to increase the pay department of the army was reported from the Committee on Mili tary Affairs . . . .Bills were introduced directing tbe Secretary of the Interior to place on the pension roll the name, of all persons heretofore Dropped therefrom boAase of part'eipation in the recent rebellion: to further protect the polls in the elec tion of President and Vice-President and members of Congress, by wearing Ihe use of the safety ballot-box. at a cost not to exceed fifteen dollars per box; to authorize the issue of a supply of arms to the authorities of tbe State of Nebraska Tho bill to equalize the distribution of the currency came np, and the question of recommittal was de feated ... . Adjourned. Ilouxe. A bill was passed transferring the military prison from Rock Island to Fort Leavenworth, Kan.... The contested election case from the Third Congressional District of Arkansas was taken up, the majority report being that W. W. VYiishire is entitled, prima Jade, to a seat, and that of the minority being to recommit the matter, with instructions to the - Committee of Elec tions lo make a report on its merits. After three hour' debate the resolution of the minority to recommit was rejected yeas 116, nays 117. The resolution declunng Wllshire entitled, prima facie, to the seat was then adopted yeas US. nays 86. A motion to recon sider and fay on the table having been made, in order to make the last vote final, dila'ory motions were made in order to have the question go over. Motions to adjourn were made and voted upon, and finally the yeas and nays were taken and adjourn ment was curried 87 to 81. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Senate. The resolutions of the Legislature of Kansas, charging misconduct on the part of tbe Union Pacific Rail way Company by reason of alleged discriminations avainst the Kansas Pacific Railway, were presented and ordered printed.... Hills were Introduced amendatory of the Soldiers and Sailors' Home stead law; to extend the time for the com pletion of the Wisconsin Central Railway.... A lively debate occurred on- tho hill to equalize the distribution of the currency, after which an amendment providing for the redemp tion of the whole volume of tbe national bank currency In specie or Interest-bearing bonds of the Unl'ed States was defeated yeas 28. nays a0; other amendments were offered aud rejected.... Adjourned. Uoue. The motion t."H,consider and lay on the table the vote declaring Wilshlre, of Arkansas, entitled, prima facie, to the seat was laid on the table 1M to 1S9 and he was sworn in, taking the iron clad oath. ...Bills were passed providing that any person who shall be convicted of the crime of manslaughter in any United States court. In any State or Territory, or in the District of Columbia, shall be itnpri-oned not ex ceeding twenty years, and linen not exceeding f 1.000; making the pmiishmeut for extortion by otllcers. or persons acting under authority of tho United States, a fine not exceeding VJU, and im prisonment not exceeding three years; providing that where occupants of public land having color of title have made valuable improvements thereon, and their title be found afterward not good, they shall be entitled to all their rights and remedies as is provided in such cases in their respect ive Slates or Territories; providing that in the trial of all indictments, informations, com plaints and other proceedings in United State, courts, and in trials by courts-martial and courts of inquiry, the person churged shall, at bi. own request, but not otherwise, be a competent witness, tbe law to apply to all prosecittlous uow pending: to provide for holding terms of the Wesl ern District Court of Missouri, one court to beheld at Jefferson Ciijr and the other at Springfield.... Au adverse report was made from the Judiciary Committee on the memorial for the acknowl edgment of the Almighty God and Christian re ligion in the constitution or the united states.... A bill reported bv Ihe Po-'lotllce Committee In re gard to the distribution of public document, came up, and a dlscussiun followed as to the effects of the abolition of Ihe franking privilege, it b'-iug con tended by some members that nothing had been saved by such repeal.... Au evening session was held for ihe consideration of the bill to revise the statutes. Thursday, Feb. 19. Senate. A bill was passed amendatory of the act to revise, consoli date and amend the statutes relating to patents and copyright..... Tbe currency question was ai?alu taken up, and an amettdmeut to the pending bill, repealing all acta of Congress liiuiiltig tbe amount of the circulating note, of National Banks, was rejected yeas IM, nays 82: other proposed amendments were discussed aud a substitute for one of them was agreed to. In structing iho Committee ou Finance to report a bill providing for the convertibility of United Slates Treasury note. Into gold coin or ft per cent, bond, of Ihe I uited Slates, aud also for free bank In under the provisions of the Nutlonal Dank act. i lie question then recurrea on the motion to re commit ihe hill, and a motion was made4o recou sidur the vote by which the foregoing substitute was adopted, aud after debate the Senata ad journed. Jloune. Bills were passed extending to April ft the time for completing the Green Bay, Bt urgeon Bay & Lake Michigan Ship Canal ; to pro vide for the election of the twoRepresentstlvea-at-Larire for Alabama miles, tho Legislature shall ntherwlss provide, by law before the lime fixed for the election; requiring United Slate. Marshal, aud Clerks of the Uulted Slates Courts who have received fees and etnolu men l. in excess of their legal cuuipen saiion to depo'it Ihe same with the 1'rea.urer of the Uuited Stales.... An animated discussion occurred on Ihe hill for Ihe free distribution of public documents printed by authority of Congress seed, furnished by lb Agricultural Department, for the free exchanga of uswspajxsrs between pub lishers, and for the free transmission of weekly newspapers witbln the ennnly where published, after which a recess was taken, the evening sesrlnn to be devoted to the bill revising the statutes. Friday, February 20. Senate. The mo tion was sgreed to 81 to 8 to reeonsldor the vote by which the substitute was adopted Instruct ing Ihe Committee on Finance to report a hill providing for the convertibility of United States Treasury notes Into gold coin or 5 per cent, bonds of the United Slates, and also for free hanking under the pro visions of the National Bank act, Bnd the sub stitute was then reoctod, and an amendment was agreed to 58 to v-lnslrnc ing the committee to reWrt as soon as practicable a bill providing for an Increase nf the National Bank circulation so that the whole volnme thereof shall nol exceed f t)0,0 fl.ODO An amendment was then rejected Instructing the committee to report so as to pro vide for free hanking under the present Rational Ban a law.... Adjourned to the Wd. Howie. Several committee reports of a private character were made... .Chief-Justice Walle was present and a recess was taken, during which he was formally introduced by the Speaker to earh member. ... Hills relating to affairs of tho District of Columbia were considered.... Ad Jonrncd. Saturday, February 21. Senate not in session. ...In the House, a petition was presented to have the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birthday declared a public holiday . Several pri vate bills were reported from Committee of the Whole and passed.... A motion was atrreed to ltn lo 88 to adjourn or until the Suh, on the ground that the &M was to be generally observed as the birthday of George Washington. THE MARKETS. NEW YORK. FEBRUARY 24, 1874. Cottok. Middling npland, IS ft 16c. LtVK STOCK.-Beef Cattle-'.!. 0U.5. Hags- Live, .').2:(f.50; Dressed, tn.5O(&7.00. Sheep Live, $ri.5(a8.00. BuSAnsrvrrs. Flonr-Oood to choice, $fc.!i0 "!.(; white wheat extra, $7.W7. Wheat No, Chicago, tl.M31.!; Iowa spring, 91.fiSffM.ftfl; No. S Milwaukee spring. 91.r;t.'8. Rye West ern and State, $l.0&1.08. Barley I.75&1. 85. Corn Mixed Western afloat Ti'i":. Oats New Western. SlfiitWc. Provisions. Pork New Mess, 915.M&15.70. Lard At4R9HC. Wool Common to extra, 40S70c, CHICAGO. Liva Stock. Beeves Choice. t.V30(!5; good. 9l.8a5; medlnm, 94.G0f3t.75; butchers' stock, 93.254.KS; stock cattle, 9 l.00!J,4.. Hogs Live, 94.7fiffi5.85; Dressed, 9.an6.2S. Sheep Good to choice, 94.75.75. Provisions. Butter Choice, 85ffi40c. Eggs Fresh, l0e. Pork New Mess, 914.10 14.80 Lard BJit&S'ic Brxadstufts. flour White Winter extra, 9H.fTS.25; spring extra. 95.12SS6.00. Wheat Spring, No. . 91.20ffiH.!!l. Corn No. 2, b8 ar,8!,4c. Oats No. S, 4jq.42'4c Rye No. a, 84 85c. Barley No. , 91.70ffr.175. Wool,. Tub-washed, 4S358c. ! fleece, washed 3Ki48c. ; fleece, unwashed, &V&34C ; pulled, CINCINNATI. BRKADSTrrrs. Flour t7.fOS7.3S. 91.43. Corn 58(3 iBc Rye tl.t. 53c. Barley 91.85 1.80. Provisions. -Pork 914.50!!. 75. Wheat Oats 4tffi Lard 3f ST. LOUIS. Live Stock. Beeves Fair to choice, 94.50& Hogs--Llvc. 94.50.V45. Breadstctts. Klonr, XX Fall, 96.50ffr.7.00. Wheal No. i Red Fall, 9t.nTVlQl..V). Com No. 1 BOffiblc. Oats No. S, 44fft49c. Eye No. 8, 87 S8C Birley 91.8 1.95. Provisions. Pork Mess, 914.504J15.ro. Lard MILWAUKEE. Briadstttts. Flour Spring XX. 9..0Ctt.5' Wheat Spring No. l,914'ril.; No. 1, $1.319 1.2J. Corn No. 8, boffjrjSHc Oats No. 2, 4o?i 40c. Rye No. 1, 70&30c. Barley No. 2, $1.70 DETROIT. Bre ADSTtrFTS. Wheat Extra, 91.621.63. Corn 6162c. oats 4747Hc TOLEDO. BREAnsTtmn. Wheat Amber Mich., 91.47ffi 1.48; No. 2 Red, 9I.4.MS1.46. Corn Mixed, 3c. Oats No. 1, 46S47c. CLEVELAND. Breads tufts. Wheat No. 1 Red, 91.53 1.57; No. 2 Red, 91.45fftl.46. Corn 6466c. Oats 4SIHC. BUFFALO. Live Stock. Beeves 9 Hogs Live, 93.25(&5.87'. Sheep Live, 5.00(S6.25. BITTEN BY MAD DOGS. Fearful Career of a Couple of Mad Dogs in Chicago—Over Twenty Persons and More than Forty Dogs Bitten— Great Excitement Among the Denizens of the North Side. The existence of a mad dog excitement in the city of Chicago is unfortunately not rare. In that city attempts have been made to take a dug census, but those who have made the undertaking have always been obliged to give up before its completion because of its mag nitude. It is safe to estimate tbe number of dogs In that city at 100,000, and it is not sur prising therefore that an excitement occasion ally sweeps over the city like an east wind over the prairies. In this case there was reason for it, as the following facts abundantly justify. About seven o'clock on a recent morning a large yellow dog was seen running frantically along Starr street, in tbe North Division of the city, frothing at tho mouth and snapping at every person or animal that came la its way. There were but few pedestrians on the street, and the most of these were children who were out at play or going on errands. The grown people who saw the mad animal teemed paralyzed with fear, and, instead of endeavor ing to stay the animal's deadly career, sought safety in (light. The brute rushed upon num bers of little children whom it met in its rabid career, aud bit them wi h more or less severity. Every dog that it met received its peculiar attentions, and Starr street resounded with the yelping of the poor bitten brutes. The " yaller dog" was having things ita own way, and made a triumphal progress down tbe street, driving everythlug before it and inspiring ter ror far and wide. The news .finally reached tbe police station, and an ofllcer was detailed to look after the animal. lie found it and at once gave chase. Tbe dog ran out on the prairie, south of North avenue and west of Clybourne, keeping Just out of pistol range and stopping now and then to bite a brother dog or a child. Ouce the officer came near enough to fire with effect, but be only wounded the animal, and the frantic beast sped along faster than before. Reinforcements dually arrived in tbe persons of two additional offi cers, and tbe three men assumed their speed iest gait in their efforts to overtake the brute. But it still kept out of range, aud jogged along, (napping at real end imaginary enemies, and yelping wliu the puiu that tbe wound gave it. Tbe cbase was a long and exciting one, and all tbe observers who were old enough to be aen-lble of danger " cleared the track" and made themselves exceedingly scarce. The officers were pretty thoroughly exhausted before they overhauled the dog at last. They were Hearing tbe city limits, and were pressing bard upon bltn, when the ani mal suddenly jumped over a fence aud rau into a house, bringing consternation to the women folks, aud sought refuge under a bed, where it (flowered aud growled at its persecutors as they surrounded It. A well-aimed bullet gave it its quietus. It had crowded Into two hours a big day's work even for a mad dog. It hud planted its fangs in tbe flesh of more than twenty persous, bad bitten nearly forty dogs and bud led the officers who pursued It a chase of several miles aud au hour aud a half in duration. About tbe same time in tbe morning, in tbe precinct a little further south, a large dog, fruuzled with hydrophobia, attacked a little boy wbo was delivering morning papers ou Clybourne aveuue aud bit bltn severely ou tbe hand. Policemen were soon ou its track, aud it was killed before it bad wrought such ap palling mischief as did the animal whose ex ploits have just been narrated. Its ravages were fearful enough, to be sure, for It suc ceeded la biting five pot so us, all children, and about fifteen dogs. Both animals seemed, as a general thing, to avoid adults, though the list of sufferers Includes several grown peoplo, and passed many children unnoticed, but they bit every cur they chanced to meet, and curs arc numerous In Chicago, Medical assistance was promptly summoned for the suffering children, nnd the best reme dies for alleviating their pains and killing the seeds of the horrible Infection were at once applied. Policemen were engaged during a good share of the day In bunting down and killing the animals which were bitten, and which, If unmolested, would probibly be on the war path themselves In two or three days. Citizens also lent a helping hand, and many of them during the day sacrificed their pet "Fidos" and "Kovcrs" for the public safety. The Mayor, too, issued his proclamation, and forslxtydays every unmuzzled canine found upon the streets, mad or otherwise, will bis quietus receive at the hands of tho prosaic policeman. At the present writing no case of hydrophobia has been developed in any of tho three score victims. Their wounds were cauterized and the most efllelent remedies known to the profession used to, if possible, prevent the horrible disease. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. Unw rlcomr brrenadeur Mosquitoes. Typoorapuical errors Printers' Strikes. Whkn Is a match frivolous? When it makes light of things. Why is a retired carpenter like a lec turer f Because he is an ex-planer. A Pa it is correion dent saya that scarcely any color but black is worn for street toilets. A milkman at Elmira, N. Y., has Intro, duced the plan of delivering milk iu glass bottles. A Sabbath day's journey is 1,1. w yards, which is a trille less than two thirds of a mile. Boston has more corns than any other city. Her popular corn doctor has gath ered $800,000 worth. Tub Mayor of St. Louis has vetoed an ordinance providing free baked beans for tne inulgent classes. Tun Persians say of noisy, unreason v We talk: "I hear the sound of the mill stone, but I see no meal." A malicious person says that cotton sheets and newspaper sheets are alike in the respect that a great many people lie in them. The newest veil is Brussels net, dotted with jet beads. The veil is left unhemmed merely covers the face, and is not trimmed with lace. It Is stated that r.w oysters contain sufficient pepsin to digest themselves. Pepsin is the active element in the gas tric juice. People who figure very closely make their checks payable one day alter date, and thus cheat Uncle Sam out of a two cent stamp. A New York paper has an article on "What to eat." A good many people in that vicinity would prefer to be shown how to get something to eat. The apiarians throughout Kentucky will suffer heavy losses by the coming spring, as nearly all the bee colonies on hand have starved to death, and many more will do so. TnE.?iA 3feienger says no Jewess, so far as is known, longs to join the Woman's Hights Reform, and thinks, this may be an evidence either of their degen eracy or of their common sense. A female lecturer in California, speak ing in behalf of her sex, says : "Man's pleas ures would never suit us, and his profits we have. We allow him enough to dress respectably, and lo take him to lectures and other intellectual circuses; but the bulk of his income we appropriate." The Legislature of Georgia has been memorialized by persons who represent that the songster of the South, the mock ing bird, is indanirerof extirpation on account of the number captured and sold. They ask that the capture and sale of young mockin-r birds be prohibited for a season to give the birds an opportunity to increase. The Bishop of Montreal had prohibited dancing. Two officers, wishing to obtain permission to dance the polka at a mili tary ball, danced it together to show the Bishop how it was done. After the ex hibition the Bishop gave his permission in these terms: "You can dance the polka as long as you please with each other!" During the winter the amount of china and glassware broken on the transatlantic steamships is very great. It is almost im possible to prevent some breakage, and during an unusually rouub. voyage the loss of tableware often amounts to several thousand dollars. And jet, say the own ers, if we use common stone china and pressed glass, our patrons would grumble and say we were altogether too econom ical. Rhode Island is waking up to the folly of setting a man adrift on the world, when he has completed a term in State prison, without a cent in his pocket, and expect ing him to lead a virtuous lite. A bill has been introduced into the Legislature providing that one-tenth of the earnings of every convict shall be given him at the expiration of his term, unless the amount has been given to his family previously, in case of sickness. Cleveland was startled recently by a singular discovery made by some work men. They were repairing a building known as the Woolsey House, situated in the lower part of the town, and in taking down the chimney a skeleton was dis covered wedged in the flue. It was pro nounced by the physicians who examined it to be the skeleton of a woman, appar ently about eighteen years of age, and it had probably been in the place where it was discovered about a year. John Morlet says, in a recent essay : 44 It is the turn which a man takes about the age of flve-and forty that parts him oil' a.nong the sheep on the right hand or the poor goats on the left. This is tho time of the grand moral climuctericj when genial, unvarnished selfishness, or coarse and ungenial cynicism, or querulous de spondency, finally chokes out the gener ous resolve of a fancied strength which had not yet been tried in. the furnace of circumstances." The New York Tribuns of a recent date says: "It is not often that man, ground down by years of tyranny, ventures to lilt his voice in complaint against his op pressors. But once in a while he breuks his dumb submission, and a subdued, sad shriek goes meandering along the aisles of Time. Such a one is echoed from the Boston Glube, wherein a gloomy editor mourns over the inequality of man and woman as Bhown in cases of breach of promise of marriage. He takes note of the frantic alacrity with w hii;h the aver age jury iiian soothes the sorrows of an un appreciated lady with a verdict of glitter ing damages. And then he poiuts out a fiendish and unjust distinction in law. Does a mere man, whose timid heart has been persuaded to throw Itself at the feet of a coquette only to be cast aside, ever get a thousaud dollars or a hundred dol lars, or oue dollar even, with which to mend the rents and tatters in the same? Never I The balm of gold is denied him: even the poor cocsolatlon of making a graceiui ana an impressive appearance in court and the illustrated papers is not for him. There is a stony an J barbaric air of oppression about this state of things that lakes us back to the dark aires, ana causes the disinterested philosopher to shudder at the wretched, crushed aud help less condition of niau." i TEN THOUSAND A YEAR. Wr. present this bit of wrspprrl np philosophy to our feverl-ti wciilih-lniiiiers who sacrifice every atwi of life In llieir mad desire for sudden for tune. It Is rrom a London couiic paper I j If f had ten thoit-snd a year f tlilnk I could manatrn n, spend it; Conltl squander the half, very near, And as for the rest 1 conld lend It. Conltl sqnannor the half, t shonld say, On folly, nn vice, and on sorrow. On dreary debauches to-dsy Hopentjince and headache to-morrow. Conld purchase with half nf my wealth, Or less. If 1 cared lo ribnli.lsh. Bad morals, bud conscience, bad heillh. And a bad l-h lookout al the Anlsh, And the resl of my fold f ennld lend The friend who In want had stood by me, And lose both my money and friend Fur thenceforward forever he'd shy me. If I had ten thousand a year. The sentlmentwioy seem clap-trappy, I'm blest If I ihlnk It's so cle ir, I should not be sick and unhappy. At present I've friends very dear Heal ih and comfort, as long as I'm thrifty: So I don't, want leu thousand a year. I'm oontsnt with my hundred aud fifty. THE PISTOL SHOT. I. Thk daily routine of an officer In the army is not unknown. Drills and the riding school in the morning; dinner at the commandant's quarters or in a Jewish eating house, and cards and punch )n the evening;, Constitute the day's work. There was no society at - , nof were there any marriageable girls; wo used to meet at each other's rooms, where only men in uniform were to lie seen. One civilian, however, wag admitted within our circle. lie might have reached the age of five-and thirty, and we there fore looked upon him as greatly our senior in years. His large experience secured to him a certain amount of deference, -and hfs usual moroseness, his stern and sar castic disposition, exercised a powerful influence over ouryou'hful imaginations, His past career seemed shrouded in mys tery. Though bearing a foreign name he was apparently a Russian. He had served at one time in the Hussars, and had even j been fortunate in professional advance ment. INoneot us knew the reason why he had retired from the service and taken up his abode in this wretched neighbor, hood, where he lived penuriously and yet extravagantly. He invariably went out on foot, and he was always seen in a black surtout the worse for wear, but at tue same time he kept open house for ail the officers of our regiment. Truth to tell, two or three djshes, cooked by an old pensiom..,' constituted his dinner, but on the other hand champagne flowed at his tahie. His chief pastime consisted in pistol practice. The walls of his apartment were riddled and perforated like a honey, comb. A valuable collection of pistols formed the only luxury of his humble habitation. Tho degree of perfection he had attained in th's art was inconceiva ble, and had he required to shoot at a pear on any one's head, not fWo of our fellows would have hvsitated to offer himself. Our conversation often touched on the subject of dueling. Silvio (as I shall name him) never joined In it, and when asked whether he hud ever had occasion to fight, would answer dryly that he had; but he entered upon no details, and it was evident that these and similar questions were distasteful to him. We concluded that the recollect.iou of some unfortunate victim to this dreadful accomplishment troubled his conscience, the idea of cow ardice never even suggesting itself. There are people whose exterior atone, suffices to disarm such suspicions. An unexpected occurrence disconcerted us all. Some ten of us were one day dining with Silvio. We drank as m,ual - that is, excessively and alter dinner we en deavored to prevail upon our host to be the banker in a game of faro. For some time he persisted in declining, for he sel dom played, but at length he ordered the cards to be brought, threw fifty ducats on the table, and commenced to deal. We all took our places and the game began. Silvio was wont to keep the strictest si lence upon such occasions, never discussing or explaining anything. It the punter chanced to make a mistake, he either paid up the balance immediately or noted the surplus. We were already aware of this, and therefore never inter fered. But of our number there was a young officer who had lately joined. He took part in the game, and In a tit of ab sence bent down one corner too many. Silvio took up4he chalk and rectified the score, as was his custom. The officer, thinking he was mistaken, began to ex plain matters. Silvio continued dealing in silence. The offlcpr, losing patience, rubbed out what to him appeared unnec essary. Silvio, taking up the chalk, aeain marked the score. The officer, ex cited with wine, and by the game and the laughter of his comrades, imagined him self cruelly offended, and in his passion he lifted a metal candlestick off the table and threw it at Silvio, who had barely time to evade the blow. We felt confused. Silvio rose, and with fire in his eyes said : " Please to walk out, sir, and thank your stars that this has happened under my roof." fWe did not doubt the consequences; and we looked upon our new comrade as a dead man. He walked out, declaring himself ready to answer for the affront in such manner as the banker might elect. The game was continued for a few mo ments longer, but, feeling how little our host's thoughts were in it, we left, one by one, and repaired to our quarters, dis cussing the possibility of a speedy va cancy. When we met in the riding-school on the following day we immediately in quired of each other if our poor ensign was still alive. When he himself ap peared, we greeted him, putting the same question! He replied that he bad heard nothing nf Silvio as yet. This surprised us. We went to Silvio, and found him in the yard, sending bullet after bullet into an ace of cards, which he had fixed to the gate. He received us as usual, not allud ing to the event of the preceding evening. Three days elapsed, aud the eusign still lived. We asked in astonishment: "Can it be possible that Silvio will not fight?" Silvio did not fight. A very slight ex planation satisfied him, and peace was restored. Such conduct might have injured him excessively in the " estimation of youth. The want of pluck is what young men excuse least, for they consider it the high est of human virtues one that covers a multitude of sinsl However, little by little, all was forgotten, aud Silvio re. gained his former influence. I alone could not become reconciled to him. Being naturally of a romantic turn of mind, I had, more than anybody, at tached myself to the man whose very ex istence was an enigma, and who appeared to me to be the hero of some mysterious event. He liked me, at least it was with me alone that he laid aside his usual cutting, ill natured observations, and that he conversed upon various subjects with perfect good nature and rare pleas antness. But I could not, subse quent to that unfortunate evening, rid myself ot the idea that his honor had been tarnished, and that It waa his own doing that the stain bad not been re moved. This thought prevented my feel ing toward him as I hud hitherto done, and I felt ashumed to look upon him. Silvio was tar too clever and too shrewd not to notice this and not to divine the cause. lie appeared hurt, and I fancied that I hau more than once detected a wish ou his part to come to an under standing with me; but I avoided each op portunity, and Bilvio withdrew. There. " " is a in I after I only met him In the pfegence of my comrades, and our former Intimacy came to an end. The busy Inhabitants of a capital can have no conception of the many excite ments go familiar to those who live In small towns or in villages for example, the looking out for the periodical po.4 day; on Tuesdays and Fridays our regi mental office was crowded with officers; some expecting remittanres, gome letters, and gome newspuners. Letters Bnd par cels were openetl on the spot, hews cm municaled, and the office presented the most animated appearance. Silvio's let ters were addressed under cover to our regiment, and he was therefore usually firesent. Upon one of these occasions a elter wag handed to him, the se tl of which he broke with a look of tho greatest Impatience. His eyes bright ened Up as he perused it. The officers were themselves too much engaged to notice anything. "Gentle, men," said Silvio, " circumstances re quire mo to leave without delay. 1 go this night, and hope you will not refuse to dine with me tor the last time. 1 ex pect you also," he continued, turning to me; " I expect you without fail." With these words he hastened out, and we shortly dispersed, having agreed to meet at Silvio's. I arrived at the appointed hour, and found neariy the whole of my brother offi cers. Silvio's movables were all packed, and little remained but the bare and bat tered walls. We gat down to dinner; our host was in high spirits, and his cheer fulness was soon participated in; the corks flew incessantly, and we wished the traveler with all possible sincerity God. speed and every blessing. It was already late when we rose. While the caps were being sorted, Silvio, bidding evury one "good by," took me by the hand and de tained me, just as I was upon the point of leaving. " I must speak to you," said he in a low voice. 1 remained. The guests had left; being alone, we gat opposite to each other, and silently began to smoke our pipes. Silvio was care worn, and there were no longer, any traces of his aflected cheerfulness. The pallor of his somber face, his sparkling eyes, and the dense smoke issuing from his mouth gave him a truly demoniacal look. Several minutes passed away, and Silvio broke silence: " We may perhaps never meet again," said he; "I wish to have an explanation with you before we part. You must have noticed how little I value the opinion of the world ; but I like yon, and 1 feel that it would prey upon me were I to leave an unjust impression respecting myself on your mind." . He stopped and began to refill his emp tied pipe; I remained silent with lowered eyes. " You thought It strange," he continued, "that I did not demand satisfaction from that tipsy fool R . You will doubtless own that, the right to choose weapons being mine, bis life waa in my hands, my own being almost beyond the reach of danger. I might ascribe this forbearance to pure generosity, but I will not deceive vou. Had it been in my power to punish R without risking my own life in the least degree I would by no means have let him off." I looked at Silvio in surprise, and was completely taken aback by such a confes sion. Silvio went on : " That's just it. I have no riuht to Im peril my life. I received a box on the ear six years ago and my enemy still lives." My curiosity was thoroughly awak ened. " You did not fight him?" asked I. Circumstances probably parted you?" " I did fight him," answered Silvio; and here is the memorial of our duel?" Silvio rose and took out of a hat box a red cap ornamented with a gold tassel and braid (what tbe French would call bonnet de police) ; he put it on ; it had a hole about an inch from its edge. " You know," continued Silvio, " that I served in the Hussars. My disposition known to you. I am accustomed to take the lead, but in my early days it was passion. At that time practical jokes were in fashion, and I was the greatest sea i-p in the whole army. We prided ourselves upon our drinking powers. I outdid the famous Bourzoff, whom Denis Davidotf has sung. Duels took place constantly in our regiment. I took a port all ot them, either as a witness or as a principal. My comrades idolized me, and the regimental commanders, who were constantly changing, looked upon me as unavoidable evih "I was thus quietly enjoying my popu larity, when there joined us a wealthy youth, a member of a well-known family. Never in my life have I met such a favored child ot fortune! Imagine to yourself youth, talent, good looks, tbe most exuber ant cneertuluess, tne most undaunted courage, a high-sounding name, wealth to which he knew no bounds, and you will lorm some idea of the impression his presence produced among us. My pre-eminence received a check. Dazzled by my reputation, he would have sought my friendship, but I received him coldly, and he turned from me without any show of regret. I began to hate him. His suc cess in our regiment and in the society of ladies threw me into complete despair. I sought opportunities for a quarrel, but my epigrams were answered by epigrams, which always seemed to me more unex pected and more stinging than my own; they were of course immeasurably more lively. He was facetious; I was vicious. At last, upon the occasion of a ball given by a Polish gentleman, seeing that he was the object of attention of the ladies, and especially of the hostess herself, who was an ally of mine, I whispered to him some grossly rude remark. He warmed up and gave me a box on the ear. We flew to our swords. The ladies fainted; we were separated, but that same night we drove off to fight a duel. " The day was breaking. I stood at the appointed spot, attended f my three seconds. I awaited with inexpressible impatience the arrival of my opponent. The sun had already risen, and its rays were gathering heat. I observed him in the distance. He wason foot, in uniform, wearing his sword, and accompanied by one second. We walked on to meet him. He approached, holding in his hand his cap, which was full of cherries. Our seconds proceeded to measure twelve paces. I was to have fired first, but my raire was so great that I could not rely upon the steadiness of my hand, and to gain time I conceded to him the first shot. My opponent would not consent to this. It was decided that we should draw lots; he, with his usual good luck, won the toss. He aimed, and his ball went through my cap. It was now my turn. His Hie was iu my hands al last. I looked eagerly at him, trying to detect even a shadow of uneasiness. He stood covered by my pistol, selecting the ripest cherries out of his cap, and spitting out the stones, which nearly reached me as they fell. His coolness exasperated me. what is the use, thought I, of depriving him of his life, when he values it so little? A wicked thought (titled across my mind. dropped the pistol. 'You are not think ing ol death now,' said I; 'you prefer to enjoy your breakfast; I do not wish to disturb you I ' ' You do not disturb me in Ihe least," replied be, ' please to fire away ; but, by the way, that is just as you please; your Are remains with you; I am always ready aud at your service! I turned to the seconds, declaring I did not intend to proceed at present, aud thus our meetiug ended. " I quitted tho service and retired to this place. But not a day has since passed without a thought of vengeance. Now my time has come." Silvio drew out of his poeket the letter he had that morning received and handed It lo m!. Pomeborl v forobsblv the person intrusted with the care of his business matters) wrote word to him from Moscow that a certain individual wag goon about to be united In lawful wedlock to a young ami beautiful girl. " You guess," said Silvio, " who is mertnt by this sr't' iiulinidtial. I go to Moscow. We shall see whether he will meet death as coolly ofi the pve of his marriage as ho once awaited Hat his meal ot cherries." Tho servant walked in nnd reported the horses ready. Silvio pressed my hand warmly; we eftllrrae?d each other. He took his place in the tetrnn, wherein lay two boxes, one containing his pistols the other his necessaries. We bade each other good by once more and the horses were on. II. Several year had elapsed and my pri vate affairs necessitated my settling in a poverty stricken Utile village Iri the nls trict of W , Though occupied with the duties of landlord I could not help silenlly signing atls-r rny lormer rackety and reckless existence, I found it ?o dif ficult, to get accustomed to spend tbe long dismal spring and winter evenings in such complete seclusion. Four versts from mc lay a very vnlnable estate belonging to the Countess B - ; It was occupied by the agent onlv: the Countess had visited it but once, aud that in the first year of her marriage, when she had not stayed over a month. During the second year of my seclusion rumors were current that the Counters and her htlsband were cominir to spend the sum mer. They really did arrive at about the beginning of June. The appearance ot a well-to-do neigh bor Is an important event to rustics. Landlords and tenants speak of it for two months previously, and for three years subsequently. I confess that, so far as I was concerned, the presence of a young and beautiful neighbor seemed a matter or considerable importance to me. I burned with impatience to see her. and betook myself therefore after dinner, the first Sunday subsequently to their arrival, to pay my respects to their excellencies, as tneir nearest neighbor and most de voted of servants. A footman showed me into the Count's library and went to announce me. The spacious apartment was furnished with the greatest possible luxury; the walls were lined with bookcases, each of which was surmounted by a bronze bust; over the marble chimney-piece was placed a large mirror; tue noor was covered witu green cloth nnd spread with carpets. Having lost all habits of luxury in mv poor retreat, and having ceased to be fa miliar with the effects produced by the riches of others, I became timid, and awaited the Count with a certain trepida tion, like a provincial petitioner expect, ing the approach of a minister. The door opened., and a handsome man of two-and- thirty cume in. T he Count, approached me witn iraukness ana iritndliness. 1 endeavored to muster courage and to ex plain the object of mv call: but he antic. ipated ine. We sat down. His easy and agreeable conversation soon dispelled my awkward shyness. I had already resumed my usual manner, when suddenly the Countess entered, and my perturbation became greater than before. She was beautiful indeed. Ihe Count introduced me ; I wished to seem to be at my ease, but the more I tried the more awkward did I feel. My new acquaintances wish ing to give me time to recover, and to feel myself more at home, conversed together, dispensing with all etiquette, thus treating me like an old friend. I had risen from my seat in the meanwhile, and was pacing the room inspecting the books and pic tures. I am no judge of paintings, but one there was which specially attracted my attention. It represented a landscape in Switzerland ; but I was struck, not by the beauty of the artist's touch, but be cause it was perforated by two bullets, one hole being just above the other. " This is a good shot," said I, turning to the Count. "Yes," said he; "a very remarkable shot. Do you shoot well ?" he went on. " Pretty well," I replied, overjoyed that the conversation had turned upon a sub ject of interest. " I mean I could not miss a card at thirty paces; of course, when I know the pistols." " Indeed," said the Countess, with a look of great attention ; " and you, my dear, could you hit a card at thirty paces?" " Some day," answered the Count, " we shall try. I was not a bad shot in my time, but it is now four years since I held a pistol." "Oh," remarked I, "that being the case, I do not mind betting that your Ex cellency will not be able to hit a card at twenty paces even; pistol shooting re quires daily practice. I know this by ex perience. I used to be considered one of the best shots in our regiment. It so hap pened once that I had not touched a pistol for a whoie month : my own were under going repair, and will your Excellency believe it, when I took to shooting again, I missed a bottle four successive times at twenty paces ? Our riding-master, a sharp, amusing fellow, happening to be present, cried out, 'I say, old boy, thou canst not lift thy hand against the bottle, eh?' No, your Excellency, It is a prac tice that ought not to be neglected, if one does not wish to become rusty at it The best shot I ever happened to come across practiced every day, and would shoot at least three times before dinner. This was a rule with him, as was his gloss of vodka." The Count and Countess appeared pleased at my having become talkative. "And what kind of a shot was he?" asked the Count. " Of that sort, your Excellency, that if he happened to see a fly on the wall. . . . You are smiling, Countess. But it is true, indeed. . . . When he chanced to see a fly, he would call out 'Kooska, my pistols!' Kooska brings him a loaded pistol. Bang I and there is the fly flattened to the wall!" " That was wonderful," said the Count. " What was his name?" " Silvio, your Excellency." " Silvio!" exclaimed he, jumping up; "you knew Silvio?" "Knew him? Of course, your Excel lency. We were friends ; he was consid ered by the regiment as being quite one of ourselves; but it is now rive years since I heard anything of him." "I knew him knew him very well. Did he ever relate a very strange occur rence to you ?" " Your Excellency cannot possibly mean a box An the ear which some young scamp gave him at a ball ?" " And did he name that scamp to you ?" "No, vour Excellency, he did not; but your Excellency," continued I, the truth beginning to dawn upon me " I beg your pardon I was not aware can It be yourself?" " I, myself," answered the Count, with an exceedingly perturbed countenance; "and the perloratod picture is the remi niscence of .ur last meeting." "Oh I pray, dear," said the Countess, " pray do not speak of it. 1 dread hear ing the story." "No," replied he, " I shall relate the whole of it. He knows how I otlended his friend, let him now also know how Silvio took his revenge." The Count bade me be seated, and I listened with the liveliest curiosity lo the following recital: " I was married five years ago. The first month, the lunymoons was spent in this village. It is to this house that I am indebted lor the happiest as also for one of the sa Idest moments of my life. " We were out riding one evening; my wife's horse became unmanageable; she got frightened, gave me hi . bridle, and set out homeward nn foot. I w upon entering the slabln yard a traveling telega, v ana was inlormcd that a gentleman, who had refused to give his name, and had simply said thnt he hud some business to transact, wag wailing for me in fhe library. I entered the room, and In the twilight saw a man covered with onst and wearlntf a long beard. Hsj wasj standing by the fireplace. 1 approached him, trying tofecall to mind his features. 'Thou dost not recognize mo, Count,' said he, with trembling" voice. 'Silviot xclaimedl; and I confess I felt my hair gland on end ( ' Yes, it is I,' he con tinued ' the shot remains with me ; I have come to discharge my pistol; art thou ready?' The pistol protruded out of his side pocket. I measured twelve paces Bnd stood there In that corner, begging him to Are quickly, before my wife returned. Tie hesitated he asked for lights'. Can dles were brought in. I shut the door, gave orders that no one should come In, and again begged blm to fire. He took out his pistol and proceeded to take aim. ....I was counting tlm 4 seconds. .. .1 thought of her. ...One dreadlul minute passed! Silvio let his arm drop. I re gret, said he, 1 that my pistol Is not loaded with cherry stones. .. .The bullet is heavy. This sppeurg to me not a duel but. murder; I am not accustomed to aim atanunarmtd man; let us lspg:n anew; let us draw lots who is to have the first fire,' My head swam. . . .1 suppose I was not consenting. ,. .At last another pistol was loaded I two bits of paper were rolled up; he placed them In the cap I had once shot through ; I again drew the winning number. 'Thou art devilish lucky, Count,' said he, with an ironical smile I can never forget. I do not understand what possessed me and by what means be forced me to it. ...but I flred and hit that picture there." The Count pointed to tbe perforated picture) his face was crimson; the Count ess had become whiter than her handker chief; I could not suppress an exclama tion. " I fired," the Count went on, " and, thank God, missed. Then Silvio (he looked really drerdful at Uiat moment) Silvio aimed at me. Suddenly the doors opened, Masha rushed in, and with a scream threw herself on my neck. Her presence restored tome all my courage. ' Darling,' said I, ' don't you see that we are joking? How frightened you are I Go and take a glass of water and come back to me ; I shall introduce an old friend and com rade to yod.' Masha still doubted. 'Tell me, is what my husband says true? ' said she, turning to the somber Silvio ; ' is it true that you are both in fun.? ' ' He is alwaj's in" fun, Countess,' replied Silvio. 'Once upon a time he gave me a box on the ear, in fun; in fun, he shot through this cap; in fun, he just now missed me; now I have a fancy to be in fun also.' So saying, he was about to take aim before her! Masha threw herself at his feet 'Get up, Masha, for shame!' I exclaimed, enraged; 'and you, sir, will you cease jeering at a poor woman 1 Are you, or are you not, going to fire? 'I am not going to,' answered Silvio; I am content. I have seen your hesitation, your timidity. I made you fire ati me. I am satisfied. You wi'll remember me. I leave you to your conscience J Here he was about to take his departure, but, stopping in the doorway, he looked at the perforated picture, fired his pistol at it, almost without aiming, and disappeared. My wife had fainted; the servants dared not stop him, and looked at him with terror; he walked out, called the iarmhtchik anil drove off, before I had even time to recover my self." The Count concluded. Thus did I learn the ending of a story which had so interested me at ita commencement I did not again rvet its hero. It was said that at the time of tbe revolt under Alex ander Ypsilanti, Silvio commanded a detachment of the Hertrtra?. and was killed in the combat before Sknlleni. 1 'raiutoted from the Russian for St. Paul' Magazine. ASPHYXIATED. A Horrible Discovery in the Town of Lake, Cook County, Ill.—An Entire Family Poisoned by the Inhalation Family Poisoned by the Inhalation of Coal Gas--Three Children Dead, and the Mother Made Insane—A Terrible Case of Asphyxiation. horrible discovery was made in the town of Lake, Cook Co., III., on tbe afternoon of Feb. 14. In a small cottage on Forty-third street, near the Union Stock Tarda, resided Mr. Thompson, his wife and four children, one an Infant about ten days old, and a Ger mau woman wbo bad been4iired to act hi the capacity of nurse. For several days before Mr. Thompson had been absent, and it was Ihe custom of some of the neighboring women to call In every day to see thai the fam ily lacked for none of the little attentions necessary to mother and babe. Those calls were usually made lu tbe morning, but for some reason, on tbij day, the visit was de ferred until tbe afternoon. When the woman tapped at the door thete was no response at drBt, and It was only after repeated knocking? that the nurse was aroused sufficiently to stagger to the entrance and let in the wonder ing visitor. The woman acted as if dazed and seemed to be wonderfully stupid, but this only excited momentary remark on the part of the good lady, and she pushed on Into the Inner apartment. On opening the door a scene of horror presented itself. Two little children were lying dead in different positious upon the floor, aud a third waa almost hi tbe same condition. Mrs. Thomp son was raviug and raging in her bed, evi dently a maniac, aud the baby too was apparently suffering from some deadly nnr cotlc. She quickly ran to the windows, let in a little fresh air, aud shouted for assistance. This was quickly forthcoming, and physicians were summoned lo aid tboae who still were living. That same night the third child died. An investigation was made into tbe circum stances of the case, and it was discovered that some time during thepreccdinguightthe nurse had lifted tbe top from tbe coal stove and set in a tin pan filled with water to heat for the use of the mother aud her babe. The damper in the pipe was closed, and the conclusion waa reached by (he Coroner's jury that tbe gas, escapiug into the room, bad worked all this mischief. Such was also the opinion of the physicians who made the post mortem exami nation. At last accounts the nurse had recovered, as also had the babe. Mrs. Thompson still re mained Insane, and did not kuow ot the terri ble bereavement which had befallen her. A distinguished President of a college said, in a recent leclure: " I was obliged once to sit two whole hours at a dinner beside a lady with a blazing crimson gown loaded all over with jewelry. The lady had an awful incapacity for conver sation, and I never see that gaudy color without thinking of the lady and yawning as I recall the terrible two long hours I had with her, starting topic after topic without a response." It is now in order to hear what the crimson lady thought of tho college Presideut A four yeah old lad iu Boston la of an inquiring turn of mind. A few duys ugo he was possessed by a desire to know whether his younger sister's head would go into the family bean pot. It did go in beautifully, but it would m come out again, and a surgical operation was per formed upon the pot, from which it will never recover, the instrument used being a hammer, 'ihe marvelous iufant now wishes to try another experiment with a larger bean pot, but a utrii.. guard is kept over that utensil. In preparing boned chicken, one cracker pounded very fine and added to the water the chickens were boiled in, aud mixed thoroughly with the chopped meat, is a decided improvement. For two medium-sized chickens there should not be more than a cup of water. Season with salt and pepper. Fbom the openiug of tho New Hamp shire State prisou, about sixty years ago, there has not been umouir the iu unites oue clergyman, lawyer, physician, or editor, nor deacon, steward, church warden, class-leader, nor sou of a clergyman.