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D¬VOTED TO THE WELFARE OF MAIDSON PARISH. VOL. II NO.9. TALLULAH MADISON PARISH LA 'ATURDAY. APRIL II, 1885: uu • um I nunun nu n nI n munr m u n m umm mnnm n n m u n nm , I n· mI mum nnnm um mmm .. mm ,,,,- • A NEW CRIME IN PARIS. tell OUd ert photographer Aiding Thief and Coun- th( terfeiter. he, try knm Igas Deatist Choroy was Accumulating a No Feotusn.-substitulisn Spurious Jewelry I bir asuils.-A Mastiff Which Led to the o eteties of Organized obbery. fou the pla * Misiou Ch(hroy wasp pror dentist of or the Rae de Chaselles, Paris. Hg was a the * widower with a large family, and resid ." in the Boe tLegendre. He had been sh aging for a livelihood for years, for, hil *lhough an expert dentist and a fine mII ff aS ofod aure s, fate seemed we have 85nied him success. As it was. * be was barely able to make a subsistence hit ' wrhsIalf a.d familypand, to tAll the for truth, added a little to hi; doubtfu: pro- Fo sonal income by acting nightly as did marker in a billiard hall in the R ne des Capains. chi On the afternoon of November 7. 1883, he Cheroy was standing not far from the by billiard hall, when he saw a veiled lady ,,t quit a lare millinery establishment near Ch, by, and approach a carriage in waiting bet berber. The day was windy and raw to and the earlier part had been wet. As en the lady stepped into her carriage, her as2 veil blew on one side, and she caught it tou sad drew it to her. At the moment any Cheroy saw something flash. The ladys h entered the carriage and it was driven tea d the de 133 icor usooco. wil Cheroy wat'hed the rl'ic;e dtart, at sad, as he was turning away, his eye was wa attracted by a glitter in taie gutter, in te which there was water and mad. Look- he hag more carefully, he was satisfied that wl the brilliancy came from nothing less wi than a diamond. As he drew near the ch lge of the sidewalk he distinctly saw thi that a splendid piece of jewelry IJy me among the mud. Fora moment he hesi- t ltied. Paris is not a city where a per-. ags other than a chiffonier can pick any ng from a gutter without being ob- ve erved and probably surrounded. Cheroy do kew this well, and had reeourse, there- wi qre,to a rse. Taking his purse from his pocket, he appeared to be searching he hr something inside, and then asodent- ap ally, as it were. dropped it in the gutter. In picking it up he gathered up the supposed jewel with it, and then placed in bNth in his handkerchief. Having th wiped the pocketbook, carefally conceal- w7 lug the jewel. he put both into his pock- ce at and went toward the billiard hall p On examing his And, he was satisfied as that it was most valuable. A !urge brll- k iant surrounded by sixteen smaller tic stones, all set in a magnificent piece of in Ilagree, was what was disclosed to him. of SQreally putting it away, he attended to O his duties that night hi monom nu ass. wi as Next morning he visited the Rue de st Vaugirard where an old jeweler whom he knew had his busin-ss. This man, eamed Grease, bought gold and silver, and supplied a good many of the smaller in deststs with what they required. He sh was a shrewd dealer and a skillful lapi- va dary. When Cheroy showed him the A jewelry be examined it slowly and with- m eat enthusiasm, and at last, having scre- su flaised it th-ough several powerful Gi mss, he laid it on the counter with a m mile sad shrugged his shoulders, to "Well, what do you think about it, CI emear? asked Cheroy. th "P*te," was the almost contemptuous ca you are wrong," said Ceroy; 01 "So slems ever shone like these pi andbide, the setting shows that h is aluable." e took the cem ore and d samainsd it. At f hi Sbe ulif is Sy.an meu for a few s, Io ns to settle beyo,,l I Sion of the genuinene.s of In tbhaaks woathe answer; butoti t to the owner this evening," ci The Maehlomem di Ponthieu," sail with halfa sneer. "I dsm'tsmadstand you," Cheroy said. w dam?" Guse replied; "read t "ertag newspaper olMded so a to perm , sad handed it theismd tim e pladlg hi n. - e- shtyslhelmam Chbe07 took a ewspawpr sad d s follows: a "Ij mVrma Maa-loa t, yuest h eo ,in or sear t the rmillia- It "Toyusot y Madamh e Joliet. r . whs Iage comatrl brilliant sad six- ' . n "eao maer The nder will rwe- T min e t hhe ey above In return ~i~b.Marh ebl se esa de U Thir iy the ed rM tly " C r T ~iryUh, iwrhanosledge ida e4rr sat neward,! canno - ad~euad how you earsuppo Ahr a d atsnt that the jewels ar " "If they had boom gumum, was the rfdoant you ippe the rewad ha v boomn lasr? Grouse asked. o A thoosandraneaisa good deal of meyr,.' Cheroy eplied. ¶To you at may he," was the answer; t "bt e me tell ya that, ifthese jewels are samne, they are worth at least "Every sonu of it," aid Greuse. "Let Cberoy handed him the brooch, and he mee more sutlnisd it dsely., , They Iay be Ienilie," he said ; "look Ueopd a amkst, sad hiblted d 3 ·rerd boa "Will you believe," he said, "when I val tell you that every stone here is spuri- ma ous--that it is all paste? It is true, nev stoi ertheless. Now, you are a poor man, the and the marchioness is rich. 4uppose I these stones are real, you take them to wa her, and she hands you in return a pal- Chi try thousand franca. Nay, you don't ten know that she may not have a detective in her ante roam to arrest you as a thief. anm Now I will talk business with you--shalt 1' Then here is my proposal: These stone. are genuine-no doubt of it. If you will leave the brooch with me for P. four and twenty hours, I will take out these stones and put paste in their I places, and give you ten thousand francs for them. Then you can take the brooch bat to Madame tie Ponthieu and get your by thousand franca." in "But she will discover the cheat, will No she not?" "lf she does," wa" the answer. "lav the me blame on me.. I will take the risk." pre Cherov was poor, and his children Tb were miserbly cd. and winter was coming on, and he ieldedto the tempter. The next evening when Greuse handed to) him the brooch with paste substituted er for the re-al eems, he was astounded. eat For the life of him he could uot tell the difference. MONEY AND THANKS. ma He returned the brooch to the mar- "i chioness and received the reward. But the he invented a story as to how he came wo by it. "I am an hums.le dentist," he said, a I "and my small place is on the Rue de jus Chazelle . On the evening of the day an, before yesterday, when I was just about to quit my place, a rough looking man ma entered. and removing a kerchief which I f was around his throat .nd chin, he figI asked me to examine his front teeth. I thi found that two of them were broken off, and the jaw was swollen. I removed the stumps and applied a soothing lotion to ma him. He said that some ruffians had at tempted to rob a ltdv on the corner of the Boulevard des Capucins and the Rue for de Sese, and that, in driving them off of with some other passenger, he received a b'ow across the nouth. He was on his nu way by the Boulevard Malesherbes to the rue Jouffray when the pain grew so wcl severe that he sought a dentist. After he was gone, I was preparing to depart, b when I saw something lying by the seat which the stranger had occupied. I raised it and found it was a handker chief tied in several knots. On opening bn them I found the brooch inside. I im mediately started for home, and didn't f see your advertisement until this morn ing." st sLw THRIvS.ot The Marchioneas de Pontbieu was em very grateful to Cheroy, and next day thi drove to his office in the Rue de Chaselle, wl with a friend and had Cheroy examine mg her teeth. She made an appointment fe with him the next day, by which time wl he had changed the furniture of the fg apartment and rented and fitted up an t adjoining room. The marchioness ex- th pressed her satisfaction and her inten- Lb tion of patronizing him and recommend- ha ing him to her friends. The result was p that every day the carriaee of some a wealthy lady stopped at his door and his w circ'mstcnces improved rapidly. He ra cetaed to be' a billiard marker am.d ocelt- lo p ed himself with his profession. By rig and by be let it be known that he used th an anestletic of a new and approved oo kind, and so performed difficult extrac- an tions without pain. This was a cause s increased income. Greouse soon learned of his prosperity, and questioned him as to the character of his patients. Sown after this Cherow added another room to his offices and spent much time there Y with Greuze, practicing with a camera no until they became expert at taking in- t stantaneous ohotographs. re A VCIM. we Among his patients was a Madame o Emerlau. a wealthy woman who wore splendid diamonds. Cheroy was remov- of ing her teeth one or two at a time, and tb she suffered much. At length he pre vailed upon her to take the anesthetic. en As soon as she became insenesible, he te moved a splendid br tcelet of large an:e superb diamonds, and passed it into i Greuse in the adjoining room, who in a a minute had taken three or four inatan- a taneous photographs of it. Meanwhile .o Cheroy operated on his patient and had , the aneesbetic bandy to renew its appli- W t cation if necesary. Grease handed wI back the bracelet and Ceroy clasped it Nt on the lady's wrist. then Grouse d" parted. s SThe next datt one, Madame Em- O3 oea again .1bmitted herself to the I dentist, a aesin wore the splendid ir b] cet'o sooner was she under the 3 (iuee of the anesthetic, than Cheroy [ ncsiped the bracelet, and handed it to i euse, who appeared fron the adjoin- w rag r.'om. Glause ompared it with an other bracelet. which he then hamied with a triau.phsnt look to Cheroy, who It [lsped it on the lady's wrist. i 'rs scheme was performed perhaps. w on various customers, a score of times, . without detection, and Cheroy and i Geas were growing wealthy on the n spoils. At length a circumstance ec~ur- a red which led to the detection and pmn- 3 r ishment of this pair of scoundis. SOne aftetanon, a Madame Maabert, A Swhom tay had selected as a victim, ' c came to a'ovs, accompanied by a mag ninaent m~sit ChOeroy soug ted itOs s , left in charge of the coachman, as A it ght be troublesome, but Madame ] Manbert assurend him that he would be perfectly still where bhe directed him - until she gave him a.ermiseln to move. - Tne gas was administered, Grue came Sfrom his room, bodldng the puruiom gum t Swhich wasto be mibstitiuted lbb the lady's bech, and broy was in the act of .moving the jelr fom the ldv's aeck, when the mastif prang uapon him u and aslad him by the arm. SThe et momaent Cheoy ftell and the dogc hs grip to the thre t The asa me anI d rea tred in vain to drra ts mge beast away. Chewy's eria~parwe~r hesra on the street id two offoers were soon on the spot. By this time the lady ha recovered eonacioutmnes. Her broocbh fiIr in Sthe grasp of Cheroy, who was iad d and bleeding. '[The moment the lady rewnised her jewelry the oicers' sus , piions were aroused andl they would not n allow OGtvese todepart. A search was a subsequently made and a brooch-the a very counterpart, in every asepect, of t Madame Maubert's but with spurious t gem-was found in Gtease's possunion. 1 k ThepidbdL cosed to the eye of a sharp etecive the fact that many bean tiful jas fjeweIry had been photo rahped, and no doubt remained of the d banes which Cheroy and bl aoeo. a c. plies hal carried on. Grea's ise in ' the Re de V avrd wa. . smrs and valuable gems were found. Cherot made a confession and many precious stones were recovered and restored to their owners. There was no doubt that the scheme Ii was of Greuse's acncocti-g, and that Chi Cheroy wRs too weak minded to resist temptation. Greuze was sentenced to twenty years der and Cheroy to fifteen at hard labor. A the THE "er RANK HA=E . lea Popular Triek Toys and now They " Are Modeled. abe The well-known ingenious toy trick vc banks are all made from models made bes by a gentleman who works all day long in a low ceiled room in the top story of Yo No. 722 Chestnut street at his wax models and bronze chasings. The room ent presents a scene of picturesque disorder. feel The wall is hung with plaster casts, pa p' esigns, sad bronse models. The ly. toy bank inventor sits smoking incee santly, with no company but a black tin cat. "The 'Creedmoor' bank was the first I made." said the bankmaker onSaturday. of "That was followed by the kicking male, the bull-dog, and others. I am now at mu work upon a more complicated toy bank, a monkey. The first bronze casting has o just come in. We are now chasing it fee and filing down all the rough edges, and hui making all the rough joints work easily. I first of all make a solid model of the sn figure in specially prepared wax. From oth this I take a ptsster of paris mold, in two halves. Then I make two hollow tin models of the figure in wax from these tin molds. The next thing is to separate Lii from the complete models the parts lik which are intended tu be movable. Be- Bk fore me I have theleft forearm and hand of a monkey, holding up a piece of cocoa nut shell, the thumb of the right hand, loi the lower jaw, the eyes, and the tail, which, when the toy is complete, will lits set in conjunction with a spring on the inside. These arts being removed, I als have to make a fresh model in wax of of every prt, with an end orjointattached mi to them. They are then sent to the brase foundry to be cast in brass or bronze. The whole figure has to be made complete and working in wax be fore it goes to the foundry. When they tai come back, some of the pieces are very rough, and need a great deal of filing an and chasing to make them fit and move Y easily. You see, the model in bronse that I make is the foundation from which all the banks are eventually to be ..D made, and unless my model works per fectly there will be no end of comjlaints tilt when it goes eventually to the iron me foundry, where the marketable toys are turned out. There are twenty pieces in this bank. A coin is placed between the thumb and finger of a monkey's right f hand. The thumb, you see, is kept in fa pace by a sprin Mon enogh to hold a coin the weight of haf a dollar. of When the tail is depressed the left hand raises the upper half of the cocoanut, the lower jaw all down, the eyes go up, the right thuamb is drawn back and releases y the coin, which falls through a sdit in the cocoanut into the mouth of the monkey m and the bank." Philadelphia Times. egs IWAV"e1 s.ITl, Tw A slaUISTO. foi LThe following verses were published amon- I nwously In the Idon Morningl Chronicle nearlx sx years. a`o, and mctwlltandlng th the o aeroa reward o fty guineas, the in tbor's asse has remained ea seret until qute pc recently, when It was . ared that thelmes were written by RoBt Philip. of Gormure .ot otlsand. whrwud the of t ro t iri o e wmrte rthieers while wathi ng B for b-asloh. In the pers hre@h yar d rse us e. Ito verees were seown o i, Dr. Jo Alfod. who preoured a copy, and .terlahby o iaent or Intention dropped copy r in the Loyal olsgee of sar w here rthe Swere found. The author Is ilid lving at the t Sl sage at seventy-four. This bdisor Tf w i ftea may warrant us in reprinting the Swell-known vesea * wl Behodthis ra! 'Twas a shall b Oce of hereal spirit tnll: This narrow ell was life's retreat, This paepw thouht's mysterious t to I what dreams o pesure loag forgot! Nor love. nor Joy, nor hope, nor fear . Have left a trace of record here. uI B this ml~~ cn O ne o he tlbeit and s eye. iutt tar atnt se dial Ao ho If geoli aove that eye nlok SBut thr ugmh the dews beamed, Thae eye e llbeforeever 1 Wln sar sad aune arm in nlsht. th - wI.hi this hellw etarN thng n I rLrr f to a sch intt ne~ N It Ut diirtne'sentased, ai A eruetlit owse seve w ao f a , Ia ydM laits Iessedh tht isine, o r w sa es shlsaer . hi e 1hew the rs or wear th em hi slat r· enowava them* aThee heads a dear nees sha nt Thn all that wate on weace or ams. r, Avails It wheth rbre orabeh i It Iewm~ t mhteweo r enaut teoe T edek aeratins's humblae so, e at he had thepalace o- the s ny. f 5- el . leaes m es a ~ ei s eS. I "Have --- dent at your house last a "Wifa's mother." ' "AhI Very old lady, is she not?" S "Over seventy." d der dislocated." y "How did itha *ena new fancy movements at the roller rink tl af to-night with old lIfimbleheel, the een S U tenarian. She iny cont herself lucky a i0. Iftuhe get her feetamla intimefor c a the next monthly carnivall" 0esrot ' n- Journal. _______________ e Whe baet went em the sage se was s _that e is iae ns oU5T sWaUn *. vill Theugh mtmed Wll a square til invvyr is It was on an East bound train near tiv Chicago that a number of New York iy tourists were expatiating on the won- any ders of the Mammoth cave of Kentucky. evE A Californian passenger waited until ed they had finished, and then said, care- till lessly: fou "Yes, I suppose it is quite a consider- ate able hole in the ground; but we've got a cave up in our county in my State that bests it all hollow." "Have, eh?" ask out ,f the New lm Yorkers, with a polite bow. "Yes, sir," replied the Californian, nal enthusiastically. "It's entrance is sixty wh feet high.". o "Call it thirty," said t) h ,other, gent- e ly. sot "It is over fourteen miles deep," con Cu tinued the man from the Slope. 1 "Say seven," slipped in the Easterner. w, "Seven? I said fourteen-every inch at of it?" thundered our representative. "Don't get excited. Seven. Go ahead," murmured the listener. "There is a grand hall in the centre." till continued the Californian, "six hundred feet long by four hundred wide and two th hundred high." de "Make it three, two, and one hundred, thi and I am with you," chipped in the mi other. "Proceed. mister." "Lemme see," continued the Sloper; w tie walls of the hall are composed en tirely of rock, diamonds, and silver ore. th Lighting a single match makes it look tal like the transf'rmation scene in "The loi Black Crook." The floor is of solid rei crystal, and the roofis covered with bn ghttering stalactities eighteen feet pr lone" pe "Nine," softly remarked the metropo- co litan. ed "There are two subterranean rivers wl about four miles inside, the water of one to of which is so hot it boils an egg in a se minute and a quarter." of . "Call it two minutes thirty seconds," co; hazarded the other. an "The other river is always frose over, ki and is full of fish with six eyes and no ac tails." re "We'll have put that at three eves wi and half a tail." persisted the N'ew ef Yorker. GI "W'hat the devil do you mean?" scowled the man from the Golden State. "Do you wish to insinuate I lie?" "Not at all, my dear sir," exclaimed the other ride man, hastily. "I don't mean exactly that, but the fact is our party have met with a good many Cali fornans while travelihn, and we've agree) to discount their stories just fifty per cent. We consider it about the fair thing if we throw offone-half and divide the balance amuag us. No offense, I hope ?' "Not a bit, said the Westerner, with a genial grin. "Shake!" And they' shook. But as the New York man moved off t the smoking-car a passenger in the next seat and to the man from the coast: "I thouaht you Califrnians wouldn't stand havingyour word doutted?" "That's so, stronger," said the Cali fornian. confdentially,"but we're always satisfied with a square divvy. Besides, I quit winner on the deal, as it is, as there isn't the first d-d sight of a cave in our parts, anyway." San Francisco Post. A Very earlues (mse. * Several days ago Alvin 0. Dixon, Tax Collector of Blout county, left home, say ine he was g~ing on his collecting rounds, and intrusted to his wife's keep ing about $1,700 of the county's money. The same night Mrs. Dixon found a wan, who appeared to be a negro, trying to break into the house, and shot him dead with a pistul. The man was then found to be her husband with his face blacken ed. Dixon had devised a scheme for getting the money be had let at home 01 under circumstances that would prevent suspicion attaching to him, but had hd made the fatal mstake of fling to take ru his wife into Lis confdence. This mistake could hardly have proved fatal, however, but for a mere chance. After Dixon left home a peddler eame to tl the house an, asked for lodgings for the p night Mrs. Dixon accommodsted him, o h.ile thinking he would do her a terrible service before the night was over. But the peddler had a patol, and this was a borrowed from him by Mrs. Daxn nd Id roed the instrument of her hs ands . Had Dixon got the money left with E his wife and published that it was stolen a his story would hardly have been die n credited man his county. We was regard- a ed with the greatest confidence by the people he served, as hs been demon- g strated by his repted election to his k o . His fiily is good and there was It nothing In his reeord or situstion to ri 1 gest a mupicion agairst him. Birmin bham (Ala.) Age. he champsem or Dsire WhtsW. Greett Davi, of Kenecky, writes l Ben: Perley Poomre, was the avowedl, ehamplmoof dold bourbonm whisky" at j the commencement of the war, when , the lnterai t revenue duties were ia posed. sad bewas theswmrn foe of the r et eorsb~n. "Theire i d he one of a the most villainoms bsinems that was ever taken up by man. It is the coun tekeitin of the veracdlar dlInk of the retern states. Whbisky distilled from rye and eaorn is the vernacular drink or , the wertern people, and when mamde pure I and improved by see, and not adulterat ed or countertelted, 1 suppose it isb e o of the mast wholesonme and agreeable beveraes that can beo used. I remember 1 k the time whea this thineealled the , rectifyim of whisky, infusmag h, ber rime or coculus indiems into it, and I I strychnine and asenic and red pepper I a s ap suds and half a domen other room pmd, did mt exist Then, sir t we d very wholesome and ela brios drnlk sad I have ee entle nm who have indulged in the use of it antil they were 75 or80 years of a without any apparent prequdice. It g'ou'd oAem them and warm them, but it wuedld aerbmmrn them t: But the I villainous stuff they have got to mane- quai facturing now as a counterfeit, or a sub ripe stitute, or a deterioration of the article, affe, is one of the most virulent and destruc tive poisons that afflict the human fam- of B ily; and I doubt whether it does not cale produce more deaths among drinkers to q and topers than any other poison what- ally ever It is a fact that could be establish- Tha ed in any court ofjustice, that where a ly rectifier buys a barrel of the copper di- Her tilled whisky he makes from three to ee four barrels of his rectified and adulter- or f ated stuff out of it." won mig 0sukes Int mot Water. A stupid old story relates the profane li language made use of by the fishes Pre "when Sol's perpendicular rays illumi- prel nated the depths of the sea." As to will what really happens on such occasions w some experiments just made Iy the was secretary of the natural fish culture as Apt sociation and reported by The Fish tho' Culture Journal givbs results curious anal a possibly practically useful. The object tim. was to discover the highe highest temperature and at which fish can exist in water, the anal competitors being carp. gudgeon, dace, cap roach, perch, golden tench, common tim. tench, trout, salmon, and minnow. Not line till the water reached 80 degrees did any u signs of languor show themselves, and six the first that gave in was a perch at 82 at a degrees. Then followed retirement in la the following order: Roach, Balmn, an minnow, gudgeon, dace, common tench, insi golden tench -until the carp was left wa3 winner of the prize for endurance, hold- Tlt ing out till 91 degrees, 3 degrees better riv than the best record below him. Having ate taken the not water heat with what looked like fatal results the natural cur rective was exhibited in the form of and brandy. which to the dismay of teetotal unt practitioners, presently set all the com- dar petitors swimming about in their normal infu condition, just as if nothing had happen- our ed, with the sole exception of one dace, the who died a martyr either to science or the to the somewhat heroic remedy. Some cla surprise is expressed at the endurance att of the minnow, and also of the salmon, wU considering his especial need of oxygen, iml and even at that of the perch, who i- the known to have an exceptional and char- wa acteristic antipathy to warm water. It Jul remains to be shown, of course, in what In way pisciculture i, to be practically ben- wh efited by the experiment. London des Globe. Coil WILD OATS. wol ma T. P. W. fore Sow your wild oats thick, my boy, we Nor think about the reapSng, All For though you sow your seeds of Joy, ed You'll get a cropor weeping. to] Don't think about the harvest now, When all j joy and gladness, Vi with health aglow on cheek sad brow. D For 'tis no time for sadness. h The merry dams of life Is on, Its usle sweet, entranciag, Now oalis for you, my noble son: Pitch in and do your dancing. For s the yearsm dashing by, m Your limbs will lose their vigor, And youngr feet will swifter fly To crowd you from the figure. The wine oup that awaits your Up th 'i Ailled with sweetest pleasure But as the spar ld draught ou sp. ni Forget with what good measure. M some day you'l gather in its fruits Or sorrow, a and trouble; In A harvest r with poisoned roots Of burning snares and stubble. The wreaths of pearly smoke that rice, Th While nerve anad brainare steady, wi Like clouds will gathern the skie pl Wi thulderb al d To strike at every vital part sh Your manly streathto shatter; But then it makes you look so smart, gui The consequence don't matter. e Yes, sow your wild oats thck, myboy, N Since you must do the reapin; The sees you sow today with Joy an You'll gather In wits weela. The harvest time to you will prove The truth of what I'm showirl; vet Reed not the voioe that speaks in love Goon and do tour sowmln d AAeS@ sDimUe's Weel. to A Pame is USla emWOIs N Tll. WIth a Mll* rd Within an hour's ride of New York 'C on the Erie railroad, is the little New at Jersey village of Paramns. During the revolution a score of armies pased throuah Paramu on their march to or dlI from the Hudson. For years it was on the skirmish line of the bforagers of both sh parties searching for supplies. The lions te of te place are toe quaintold Dutch Be formed Chureh (whading a still more ancient place of pnrves) where Aaron Barr was married, and the He-mitaae, an old fashioned country seat behind a grove of forest trees, where he wooed ad won his wife. In the pleasant old mansion as it was at the opening of the revolation, dwelt a family of ladies in tb good repute throughout the neighborhood for their simplicity of life and onoeeten ch tatiou charities. The head ofthe fami ly wras Madame Theodosia Prevost, wid ow of Col. Prevast of the British army, sad thene were, besides, her mother, Mrs. de VlaSme, her sister, and her two I boys,John ad Robert. The ladies came ot an old English family of position. :Without being strietly beautifuL they were witty. intelligent and cultivated, and as hostilities deepened and the pat riot army was drawn into the nelghbor hood, their hoem becm e a favor t ro rt of the American ofers. There are ad demmeuta still extant whbich speak I of the etimstlon in which these ladies were held. James Munroe, writing to Mrs. Prevaost, in 1778, while an offieesr in Sthe army, called her his "dear little Iiead." Washington correspolnded with her on the subject of the exclhane of r her bromber, Peter de Visame. Judge SWilliam Patterson, with whom Burr be p pa his law studiec, in a letterto the rlatter, speaks of her am a "good gentle r woman." It is not probable that Buir r had mt her before his appointment, in June, ;77, as lieutenant eolonel of Col. t Malcolm's reiment. Stationed with his Smen t Ramnapo, he was introdlced by a d Siend at the "Hermitage," as the ladies tJ atywed their home, and ormed an as - quaintance .ith its mistress that soot ripened into the warmest regard and affection. The courtship and marriage An of Burr is the first incident in his career calculated to lead the thoughtful student TI to question the correctne3s o the gener ally received estimate of his character. inC That estimate represents him as intense a lol ly selfish and supremely ambitious. eyes Here, at the beginning of his career, we c ;ee him wooing a lady without fortune or friends, one who in tact, as an Enslish- the woman and the widow of a British ttlicer casik might be expected seriously to The JEOPARDIZE THE PORTtNW bare of an ambitious young soldier and ears politician, and who did cost him the teat Presidency in 1800. This, in the face of pretty plain intimations that an alliance chat with one of the most powerful families it, al was in his power. Few modern ladies a lit can boast a lover so hold and ardent as was Burr. Through winter snow and April mud, in darkness or jorm, he ly a thought nothing of a gallop of seven or mia eight miles for a quiet evening beside the wall lady of his choice; and this in troublous times, through a country full of enemies, s' and with the knowledge that many an into ambuscade was laid for his capture. One lbott of the most characteristic of these es- tiny capades occurred in 1779, he being at the time in command of the Westchester nini lines, with his headquarters at White son Plains, some eight miles east of the the Hudson. One dark nieht Burr demiled the six of his truetiest troopers to have ready hab at a point near the present Sunnyside a large barge well supplied with Ilankets of a and bufialo skins. At 8 p. m. he left the toa camp, galloped leisurely to the riser, moC inspecting guards and outposts on the way and reached the barge about nine. a bl Then his horse was qLickly thrown and anii tied, and with his rider ferried over the turi river. Reaching the other side the ture steed was quickly loosed, THE OCOINEL MOUNTED, app and leaving the men to guard the boat "Mi until his return, spurred out into the vor dark. Thirteen miles of rough, banditti wor infested country lay between him and you our old mansion at Paramu'. He was nea there at midnight. At 2 a. m. he was in amt the saddle; before the dawn broke lie to c clattered down upon his drowsy troopers liml at the river, and at reveille the Colonel will was inspecting bis outposts wita his usual tivt imperturbability. He paid at least two or anli these visits during the three months he san was in command of the "Lints." On by July 2,1782, the marriage was celebrated ano in the little Dutch Reformed Church ing which has been mentioned. Local goesip and described it as having been an affair o flor considerable importance. All the ing "genteel" people of the neighborhood tim wore present as friends or the bride, and Yoi many officers of the army in lull uni- cap form graced the occasion. Alter the inv wedding festivties the pair proceeded t.i the Albany, where Burr had but lately open- ode ed a law office. The lady never returned full to her old houme again except for brief so visits. It was retained for a while by the cat De Vismes, but finally passed from their of hands to strangers. cel dot t') A ?REEVE OUT. ta" mow a eovemue OReor seesred a nli eoomakhmer. ani The revenue raide's have some very thrilling experiences sometimes. A few a nights ago a party of raiders went up the Mar:etta and North Georgia railroad. In the party was a very quiet but utterly * fearless young fellow named Lee Cape. The party approached a distillery in which five men were at work, and as the the place was being surrounded the moon- an( shiners discovered that something was cog going wrong. They made a wild dash, brs every man going in a different direction. the Near by was a creek dfteen feet wide Th and eighteen inches deep. The night dat was oue if thl coldes. of the recent se- eve vere weather. A distiller made a bo:d cep dal,' toward that creek. Lee Cape was hal on the off sade of the stream and put out loe to) tits ircep him. As the moonshiner rig] -.pir ached one bank Lee came up on t .e other, both panting fr3m the violent On race. Without hesitation the fleeing wh 'stiller plunged in, and as he did so Lee ads Cape, from tt.e opposite bank, presented Th a big re zolver and said: ' Ha!t! c!" The moonshiner stopped in the mid- col die of the stream. Th "Don't run," said Cape. w "rello, Lee," observed the moonshiner standing half-waist deep in the icy wa ters. "Hello, Mosse," said Cape, "cone out wil nd W re opu" s " oan come in here and take me if you wsat me. "You run ad I'll shoot you." lu "I won't run." "Well, come out, then !" i ' "1 won't" m S"Well, stand thereI" be e "All right;" amid Cape; "you'll stand in fly that water and I'll stand here. I ean lb Sstand it if you can." d "The moonshiner's teeth began to Schatter. S As last he aid: ch "LI!" th "Heyo "I'll have to cave; I'm caming out." TI r, "All right" o And the blockder, shivering ad to freesing, came up dripsin bro the ci creek and Lee marched h mito eamp. Y - a Hung o'r tls Ia dwk rm ol Wth Do *smeaom bhek jim as dk t, s its emema, g$ who hbding tham the n edl frown. I, S o hono lon, to virte blad. a So that btr ed alshht bemt raioe k The student's wnle, with eat eye He followed ervde sad mueleos stare, SWith head bent to h "ubjet" a. e 8* eut a or. Teu d - o Drawn downward at ruoe oeraw - woHwd neck embraed f'rus told. Teruitrphaion ta vrt death." The studoen mutteres . 'nert be bert b He folrelwd nervesand mruses spare. SI oe clock, has hisa and mbras bre t eday's npitment to the sub ate befeh. Drawnthe V o nd d ue-Proee eid wh rh mo eEintbttees ho wil wear. a '0- ress THgE 511'5K-RAT OF INDIA. An Animal That Ieara a harmed Life The musk-rat is from six to eight inches long, of a slatisk blue color, with a long, movable snout, and diminutive eyes. Its skin is very hloose, and qite conceals the extremities, only allowing the feet to be seen. The formation oc casions the peculiar pattering of its run. The tail, broad at its base, is pinkish, and bare of everything except a few hairs; ears are diminutive. Loathed and de tested by all, this creature leads a charmed life; only a few dogs will kill it, and then there is always sneezing aqd a little foaming afterward. Cats - foUllow. but won't touch it; it is, morel er, equal ly avoided by more aristocratic rats and mice. As the animal runs along the wall of the room it admits a kind of self sat;sfled purr, which, if aiarnled. bieaks into a squeak, and immediately the scent bottle is opened. If there is light to see tiny creature, you will observe it scan ning with its nose all parts of the hori zon in search ,f wiat c-lased the alarm ; the eyes apparently being unequal to the task. Musk-rate have a singular habit ofala ays running along the walls of a room, never crossing from one wall to another; hea:ne, as they are not swift movers, they are easily overtaken, and a blow from a cane instantly kills the animal. Traps are of little use in cap turing these creatures, and if one is cap tured that trap is forever useless as re gard ordinary rats and mice, which won't approach it alter being coltam nated. "Muskies" are very omnivorous and very voracious. During the r ins the insect world is on the wing. I1 at tiis season you place a night-light on the ground near the beat of a musk-rat you will be amused at watching its antics in trying to catch some of the buzzers around the light, or those crawling on the wall, and will be surprised at its ag;ility. The cap tives are ruthlessly cruuched, and the anlnal never seem.- satiated; at the same time, its enjoyment is evnced by by its purrlng. Woe l;etide him, should another musky invade this happy hunt ing ground. War is at once plwelaimed, and immediately the two are fighting for their lives, squeaking. snapping, bit ing, rollinge over and over, and all the time letting off their awful scent bottles. You, i,n a comparative distance, just ees cape the disgusting odor; but the insect invasion catch it full, and quickly lhave the scene, just escape the disgusting odor; but the insect invasion catch it full, and quickly leave the scene. And so the fight goes on, until you happily catch both the combatants with one blow of your cane, and the s inking turmoil ceases; and, having thrown open the doors to ventilate the room, you areglell to retire to rest. Another ar.omaly p#I tains to this animal; though so disgust. ing to others, it is not so to itself: and it is one of the tidiest and most cleanly of animals. Chambers' Journal. e RARE ANM COU OUS PENNIEs. ,.leetlem o* Speemlasme of shet ams (Ieed I. the Uattsd seathe. Wanen Gee, of spring Lake, Mich., is the possessor of one of the most complete and dnest collections of money in the Icountry. The collection of cents em braces specimens of every coinage from the first to the last, all in fine condition. The first United States cent bears the date of 1793, and ants have been coined every year since that. with the sole ex ception of the year 1815. The first cent had on the obverse a female head with loeese flowing hair. The head faced the right, and not the left, as do the heads on cents of the present day. In 1796 what is called "'the fillet head" was adopted, the hair being loosely tied. The "fillet head" appeared upon all the certs until 1808, when a head known to - collectorsas "the turban head" appeared. The "turban head" faces the left. The word "liberty" appeas upon the cent or this class, but what is distinctly termed "the liberty head," with the hair bouand with a hand bearing the word "liberty" is first seen upon the cent of 1816, run ning through all the rest of the series of large copper cents, the last of which we issued in 1857. In 1856 the coinage of what in known as "the eagle cent" com menced. This is a small nickle mnt, bearing upon the obverse the gre of a [ flying eagle. Eagle ants were coined in [ 1t56, 1837 aad18868. The eagle in 18fl g|ave place to a female head, wearing as a Indian head dress of feathenr. In 1864 the materiel of the cent wai chalged from nickle to copper. T;is was the last teration. The rarest of the cents are those of 179 andl 1808. The former is valaued at 6 to $6 sa cording to condition, and the latter at 8 6 to$1. Mr.Gee remarked: "I mw a e ununally fine 180 cent told in e4w p. York, a month ago, for $00. It was an andcrcuated cent, which had been kept ia box of cotton, and waspesfeatly bright. There was competition at th sale." The cent of 1800 s another rai cent, ordinarily well preserved speDmenOS of which are worth $1.50 to $6. A. un circulated specimen would bring I10 to' $15. Any of the sent prior to 1800 oI worth, in eod condition, from $1.50 to 6. The large coppers ddstesfrom 1716 to 1856 lange in value from 10 cents to $1 apiece. The agle cents of 1167 'shd . 1868 ao: conmmn, an, columand io; premium, but that o, 1856 is rare. In uncarculated or proof condlties it is worth fromn $3 to $. Brooklyn Uoou., Major Rainwater wants to be Mayer of t5L Louis. Rainwater ought to run .wa, says a milknman, but he should change his name to Zweibeer if he wants the peol4 'f hatj to callrealloudly forhim. N. . Anlee says that there were not e6 map bld dheds o her audines in the West au in thelast. This is doubtless owt'tVt faet that scarlpng is n,t as f lah q i the frontier ·Itwas t ew yars ag. ws. 8 Y.JournaL he * e Mr. Rusan is saki to "blusltselst" of when contradicted n eonversatiqop. tI s I mae wonl' t.t red in the face and elamuri l 're anohe. .