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It is stated that Bret Harte is a printer
by profession, and ten years ago worked
at the case on the Pacific coast. He was
in. his eighteenth year when he took up
the composing stick in a small newspaper
office in Humboldt county, California,
having previously failed as a clerk, school
teacher, and gold miner.
That the French are rapidly rising to
prosperity may be seen from the follow
ing figures, representing the income of
Pans theaters for the last eight years :
In 1868 it amounted to 16,000,000 francs;
'69 to 17,000,000 ; '70 (war) to 9,000,000;
in 71 (war) to 7,000,000; 12 to 18,000,-
000 ; '73 to 20,000,000 ; in '74 to 23,000,-
000 ; and this year it will amount to 25,-
000,000 franca.
Oxb of the good results of the Educa-
turn Act in London, which is based oa
the American system, is that the attend
ance of scholars has increased from one
hundred and eighty thousand to two!
h undred and eighty thousand ; and this
has been don by hximaees, for the
number of parents fined does not exceed
six thousand, and no fine has exceeded
fire shillings. The firmness of the Lon
don School Board has resulted in saving
one hundred thousand children from
growing up in ignorance.
The people of Sonora, Mexico, are said
to be in a destitute condition from inter
ference of the recent revolutionary trou-1
hies with their agricultural pursuits.
The people are outspoken in favor of a
revolution. It is said that three hundred
troop would march sucoeasf ull y through
the country despite the State troops. The
Mexican Federal authorities are entirely
neutral In the contest now going on,
though they recognized the elections last
summer as legaL
Is regard to the reported sale of Fall
River print cloths in England, the follow
ing, we understand, an the facta r The
Fall River Mills have not sold any goods
to co to Manchester, England. Their
agent who went there reported what he
thought they could net there for some
goods, should they make the experiment,
and the mills decided to make about
twenty-five thousand pieces and send
them out on their own account. The
. goods are to be twenty-six inches wide.
Goad judges aay there is no prospect of
any outlet for print cloths in Manchester,
unless at much lower prices.
Teb adoption of the Constitutional
.rn.ndm.nt in Kew JftTfarv. which im
poses taxation on church property, is
ting a stir among the clergymen of
all deiKmiinaUorie. An effort is being
made to bring them into a convention to
discuss the situation. The burden preraea
heavily on all the churches, and it is
hoped that by united action the legiata-
tar. may be induced to grant some relief
by passing a measure which will, at all
events, exempt church buildings through
out the State.
Abt old woman, eighty-ene years
age, was found, a few days ago, in
near WaUingford, Connecticut,
. i j j j a
frozen to the ground and dead. Some
animal had eatea s portion of her neck,
but otherwise the body was intact. - The
unfortunate old woman had relatives
they must be heartless people who re
fused to care for her, and spent her time
wandering about and begging. . It is sup
posed that she lost her way, wandering
into the swamp, .'and died there alone
weariness and exposure.
U ISttw Ar Ir.. T I- .L-i
H Js nVA-a-a. A a w oukubwl UCUIKMU VUtW
longed Mr. Batcliffe to fight a duel, and
the latter accepted. Mr. Tillv heard
genueman, ana se wacea sucn report
Mr. Batclifle, who expressed wUUngness
fight it oat, and the parties met.
reported by telegraph at the time
that Mr. TOlr was aliehtiT wonndnrl
imt . Tw, LTfW T.
but s few nights after, after forgiving
his murderer and repeating the Lord's
prayer he yielded up the ghost The
local papen notice the occurrence, regret
the fatal termination of this honorable
aftair, and carefully abstain from censur
ing the gentleman who was so apt with
hia little pistol. ; . -
Cobwebs have been applied to various
usea. The delicate cross-hairs in
telescopes of sureying instruments
ine webs taken from spiders of species
that are specially selected for their
of an excellent quality of
material. The spider, when caught,
made to spin his thread by tossing
from hand to hand. In case he is indis
posed to furnish the article, the end
attached to a piece of wire which
doubled into two parallel lengths,
distance apart exceeding a little the
of the instrument. As the spider
hangs and (feeEeods from this, the web
wound boob it ty turning the
around. . The coils arc- then gummed
to the wire and kept for use aa required.
A eooD atory is told of a man who
appointed "custodian of tie flag" of
House of Bepreecntabves at Washington,
The duties of the office are to hoiBt
flag ever the hall of Bepreaentatives
the hour of meeting and to lower
promptly after the adjournment.
first day after his appointment, promptly
on time, he grasped the Stan and
and started for the roof of the Capitol
hoist it. Unfortunately, however,
reaching the garret he found that
could not squeeze himself through
small scuttle hole, consequently he had
throw up his apprnntmentjand a little
was waa appointed in his place. If
first appointee has any influence
the members, an appropriation will
be made for enlarging that scuttle
Lovers should be careful how
Bet In the country, for potatoes have
cob nas ears, ana beanstalk.
fc Ik. Bk. fa. . aSa. . Be. AV a Ah. . r4t
k pi p c ip n 1 4.
lie 0. GOULD. Publisher.
Deroted to the Interests of the Democratic Party, and the Collection of Local and General Revs.
Terms, $1.50 per 'Annum, in Advance.
VOL. IX-NO. 5.
A cold fringe on the purpling hem
Of hills the river runs.
As down it long f green valleya fane
The last of summer's suoa.
- Along Ita tawny gravel-bed
Broad-gov! ot, swift and atiu,
Aa if its meadow levels feH
The hurry of to talu,
Kofaeleae bun Mat Its banks of green
From ewv to earn tt alios ;
. The drowsy mapte-sfaadowi zest
like angers on its lips.
A waif from Carroll's wildest hills,
Unatoried and unknown ;
The ursine legead of its name
Prowls oa its banks akne.
Yet (tower, aa fair its elopee adorn
Aa ever Yarrow knew.
Or, under rainy Irish skies,
By Spenser's Hulls grew ;
And through the saps of leaning trees
Its mountain eradie shows;
The gold against the amethyst,'
The green against the rose.
Touched by a tight that hath no name,
A glory never sung.
Aloft on sky and mountain waU
Are God's great pteruroa hung.
Bow changed the summits vna and oM 1
No longer granite-browed.
They neitlu rosy an 1st; the rock 'V
; asaofter than the ejeen
The Tslley holds Its breath :ao hat :
Of all Ita elma la twirled:
The alienee of eternity
Seems tslltng on the world.
The pause before the breaking seals
Of mystery is this;
Yon miracle-play of night and day
What unseen altar crowns the hills
That reach np stair ew. stair f
Whateyealook through, what white wing?
Those purple vefb) of air f
What Presence tram the heavenly heights
To those of earth stoops down?
Wot vainly Hellas dreamed of gods
Oa Ida's soovy crovml .
(Stow fades the vision of the sky,
The goMea water pake.
And ever all the valley-land
A zrsT-wliynMi Tanor sails.
I go the eonuaoa way of all ;
The annaat fires will burn,
The Sowers will blow, the rivers Sow,
When I no Mere return.
Wevhlsser from the mountain pin
Nor lapsing stream ahall tell
The stranger, treading where I bead, ' -
Of him who saved litem well.
But beauty see si never lost,
tiod'a colon all are fast ;
The giery of this sunset heaves
law my sou! hat pa wail
A senes of giadnom unconftned
To mortal date or clime;
At the soul Uveth, ft shall irra
Beyond the yearaof liase.
Betade the mystic asphodels
Khali bloom toe home-bora Sowers,.
And new horlioos flush and flow
With sunset horn of ours.
Fsrwwall I them smiling hills mast wear
Too aaoa their wintry frown.
And anow-eoat winds mm off them shako
The nuuple's red leavea down.
Bat I ahall aee a summer sua
SUU setting broad and low;
The mountain slopes ahall blush aad bloom.
The golden water Sow,
A Invert claim ta mine oa all
I see to have aad hold
The rose-light of perpetual hills,
And eiuueta never eeM 1
AOadic MmlUf.
merry wun me souno 01 romping leet
mdoin there. Under that hospitable
the whole of a numerous family was
gathered, children and children's chil-
dren to the fourth generation, velvet and
homespun on equal terms, and jollity the
froff-, w -.(m.
. .... .... .
wranatatnera nouse an me city was
games, Grace and Adelaide still lingered
at the breakfast table discussing their
nomine plans, while handsome Cousin
of I George, a cousin only in name, lounged
a by the window in a velvet smoking
swamp jacket, his splendid head enveloped in
i uid vui"Fi " -v " " -
cigar, and-his furtive glances bent upon
when their elders had retired to various
occupations, and I the little ones to their
n.ina anil Aflalaiftn still linmiwul
o tirattv ra
so full of girlish eagerness and interest
There was a very charming by-play of
Toothful trallantrv and coquetrr mine-
on between these three, but not one of
the wise heads in the house could deter
mine which f the two girls was George's
nivorite or what his chances would be
with either. Grace thought she knew,
and, perhaps, we aia.
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Modest little umce, plain though she
felt hrrlf to be. and countrified and
I A1al fedh.oild in Dfif W4TS. felt atalflO tllftt
I - . f ' . . .
!he hej mpte, pink girignam ot ber
of Drewn, tfcwrVj m LZ 7
Adeiaiae wiw au ner oruuant
to brunette beauty, enhanced though it was
by creamy casnmeres and jewel-tinted
Itjsi"; and that .gave her courage to ask,
I wuu ." 7 "T" " "-"B "
swcxing ou
The M"?" of ,he, 8tockmP! f?re
,he broad ktteheri-fireplace was a Christ-
mas Eve ceremony that had never been
omitted in the old mansion since the old-
est son, now a preuciuue uisti ui mi;,
had toddled across tneMsrtnror a ratue
and a cornucopia on the first Christmas
of hU life, but George and Adelaide and
Grace, the oldest of this thirrJ generation,
were getting a httle past that kind
thing now ; not but what grandpapa and
erandmamma condescended to head the
une. .... . .
George laughed his sunny laugh, and
glowed all over with delight. The ones-
meant that Grace had remembered
hinvin making her Christmas purchases.
I should," he said, throwing back
his curly head in a - laay, boyish fashion
meter is
nf hi own. and half closing bis dancine.
blue eyes, u 1 should, u i thought oanta
Clans would bring me anything."
"Never fear, George! think you're
a rood boy," said Grace, coqoettishly.
u T . S. V. m Mil
"Or a mitten," put in Adelaide, and
blushed furiously, for she was young
enough to make inconsequent speeches,
ana not oia enougn to xnow now
mend them.
Wouldn't be any oose of one mitten,
niced small Frankie from his hieh chair.
where he sat devouring the scrapings
a tellv-dish.
Worse than ueelets," said Ueorge,
some occult reason in great glee,
tossing the child high in the air in a
" What wouia 00 ao wiz one mitten
persisted Frankie, with baby pertinacity,
as soon as be could get his breath.
" We'll see, when 1 get it"
And off walked George, with the
on his shoulder, with an air that
very plainly that he waa not afraid
recenvizig aucu a psvarcui-.
Arlelnida escorted Grace around
citv fhr RhoTroinff Durrjosts. Here
laide was quite at home, but Grace,
hr alonrlAr nnnm and rural notions,
soon quite out of her depths. She
bought the goods for next year's dresses,
tha nerfrmrr things her mother
cautioned her ni.t to forget, a
board for grandpa, a
velocipede for Frankie, a bonbon-box
two, ana several varus ox wine uiue
hon to finish her look-marks with,
sheiad only two dollars left, and no
ent for Cousin Geom.
Much to her consternation, "just a
b'te " at a fashionable restaurant finished
this small sum, and Grace left the es
tablishment a sadder and a wiser girl,
with exactly ninety-six cents in her
They might have lunched on home
made apple-pie and cheese at grandpa's,
but Grace, conscious of her own deficien
cies in purse and polish, was all the
more jealous of her social duties, and to
insisted on the "bite" and ordered it at
random things she had heard were good,
mere trifles, easily demolixhed, but dear
enough to her.
The upshot was that Goorge must go
without his present, and she had actually
promised him one. Although she would
not have spoken of it openly, she knew
that he had understood her.
Not 83 much as a pincushion or a book
mark could she find for him. Nothing,
absolutely nothing, could be had for less
than a dollar.
The Christmas Eve was a grand gala
time, and there was fun and frolic and
oprorioua laughter that would have pro
duced head-ache and fault-finding any
other day of the year, until the hand of
the tall clock pointed , warningly to
midnight; but through it all Grace was
troubled with an uneasy sensation, for
her unfulfilled promise hauuted her.
Something had come between George
and his country cousin. The old folks
were sure that Adelaide was George's
favorite, and Grace, though she carried
herself bravely, was very wretched.
It could Bot be that George would re
sent her neglect of him. That would be
unlike bitn, indeed; but certainly the
coolness dated from Cbrititmavi morning,
when he, disemboweling a monstrosity of
a wnite sock, bad stopped short in the
midst of his hilarious fun, and walked
out of the room with a face as red as a
From that moment grandfather's dc-
lignt over nis backgammon board and
Frankie's over his velocipede were alike
indifferent to her; so were the mildor
prais bestowed upon her Halt se crosses
1 1 j l j j i : .. i l i
in ueau-wurs; anu uarveu urtauu-uu&ru
book-marks. So were her own treasures,
not excepting the blue and gold Tenny
son of Georges own bestowal.
Not a word did he have for her all that
miserable holiday-time, but whispered
and danced and walked with Adelaide
instead. Only when they were parting
he drew himself up stiffly and said
"I forgot to thank you for your little
present, tirace a quite unnecessary one.
" Sarcastic !" thoueht Grace ; but she
puzzled over the words all the way home.
Unnecessary 1 Could it be that George
bad received something he supposed to
be ii om her 7 A forped letter, a
Grace suddenly remembered a little
conversation at the breakfast table the
day before Christmas, and how Adelaide
had blushed after her sueEtestion, and
then it rushed upon her that Frankie's
red mitten had been lost on Christmas
duo narr i. avii. iruv iuu uiuuwu uj
bad angled lor
uicu uiuuicii I , iivy
Greeig attentions 1 Who had been so
cold and distant as soon as she secured
her triumph ?
Grace thoueht that she could have for
given all this treachery better if Adelaide
had really liked George; but it was
plain she did not. It was mere vanity
on her part, and this last meanest, shab
biest trick was beyond forgiveness. -
She was angry with George for sus
pecting her, as he evidently did; yet he
was not to Diame, aear ieuow 1 11 sne
had 0nly known 'what was going on
I .. . . - .
sooner I she thought or a nunarea
thines she could have said to make all
rieht, but now the time was past. What
a swett happiness Adelaide had destroyed,
all for an idle flirtation 1
Grace meditated day and nighthow to
end the quarrel how to restore the
friendship that had been broken. But
what was she to do in her country home
Georee. thinkine she had insulted him
would not come near her. And, it she
wrote, what could she say? There had
been no promise between them, and, if
be chose to transfer his affections to Ade
laide, she really had no right to interfere.
If she betrayed her knowledge ot what
had happened, be would have double
reason to suspect her. it he really naa
I iwuu w cuducvi jii. i j
aKPA tn love her. she was too nroud to
I A J'.l j " Vl
So &e Tear pa88edi and Grace grew
cynical and morwe. She was sure of a
thines-sure that
if ghe were an" heiress like Adelaide,
Georce not have ken her offense
fur granted m readily sure that conto
waa a thing of past romance sure
that female friendship had no existence.
George and Adelaide were much to-
gether, she learned through othercousins,
w hen Decembcr came again, neither
0, them nad been near her 0I WImeu
even , jjne xhe poor girl longed to
Kuae praudpara's invitation ; but pude
prevailed and perhaps a wish to see
George again.
jt was just as sheiad anticipated.
two together, always together,
of ftatant to her, and lriendly with each
other . and nursing her pride and wrath,
almost forcot Georire's real atti-
. I tude in the affair, and wished herself
nome gjricerely.
Accident had thrown the two girls to
linn I -t,, : . mnm when Oia rhilHrpn
rjlavine. when a pertinent question
aroge among the greup a question that
made o,ace and Adelaide each lock
of tears, and once alone in the great easy
from an unsocial book, which bad been
used merely to cover the awkwardness
the situation.
"Do you know what Cousin George
found in his stocking last Christmas?"
asked Frankie, in high glee.
" What?" cried a cnorusof little voices.
" A red mitten," piped Frankie.
Adelaide's face turned crimson, and
Grace cauebt her euilty eyes as she hur
ried from the room, dragging the little
bov bv the hand.
tirace hurried out nerseii, to niae
chair in the library, all the pent-up
trouble of the past year burst forth,
she fell to sobbine bitterly.
It was ol no use now, for Georee
entirely weaned from her; but she felt
her duty to free herself from the vile
which had been fastened upon
10 have onerea worse the mitten.
when she wouldn't for the world
had him know that she understood
delicate attentions! It was very,
of dreadful ! It was tragic, for did not
1 wnoie Happiness 01 net me naug
the that one misunderstanding ?
Ade- Under other circumstances the
with might have passed for an idle jest ;
was Adelaide was deep in their confidence.
had and bad known what weight such a
would have with George at such a
had ment Oh, wicked, wicked eirl !
costly ahonld be denounced before her bride
backgammon toy groom on the very eve of her wedding,
or for it was sure to come to that between
riu-1 uri auu v-revrv.
and " Wicked, wicked girl !"
pres- Grace uttered the words aioud,
then she was aware that some one
stirring in the room close beside hr,
and raised her eyes, all red with weep
ing, to see her enemy standing, tri
umphing in her distress. On second
thoughts it did not look much like
triumph, for Adelaide was pale and
trembling, and her lip quivered.
" Oh, Grace!" she cried out, catching
at her cousin's hands, "I am so very,
veiy sorry 1"
It is too late now," said tirace, rising
to leave. It is of very little conse
quence." She tried to pull her dress away from
the eager grasp that held her.
"You must hear me, Grace, dear
Grace 1 It is of consequence. I thought
George thought that you had-rOh
dr ar ! How could we ! ' But Frankie
put his mitten in George's stocking, and
the little mischief wouldn't own that he
had done it and George is so unhappy.
Kiss me, Grace, darling I And and
you do love George a little f '
".Better tnan my lifer cried urace,
with a fresh burst of tears. " I've been
the most miserable wretch I"
And George? havine heard . the confes
sion, stepped forward and put his arms
about her waist, while Adelaide, only
stopping for one cousinly embrace, left
the lovers to each other.
Shall I hang my stocking for the
other mitten this Christmas?" asked
George; but Grace gave him instead a
promise of hfc long love and confidence,
unbroken constaucy and faith; things
that no stocking on earth-perhaps no
pair of stockings was ever wide enough
or deep enough to hold.
A Queen City Romance.
[Cincinnati Commercial.]
Miss Penelope Jacobs was arraigned at
the Police Court for an assault and bat
tery committed on the person of Mr. W.
JUcintyre. 1 he complainant is a shoe
cutter living at No. 8 Worth street, and
Miss Penelope is a black-haired, black-
eyed young woman of pleasing appear-
auce, to whom he was engaged to be
married. . The ceremony was to have
been performed last Sunday, but Miss
Jacobs, not feeling very well that morn
ing, concluded to put it off a week or
two, at which Mr. Mclntyre got mad
and said he wouldn't get married at all
now, and wanted to know where that
$200 was he' had given the lady to fix
herself up with, and all that sort of
thing. Thereupon Miss reneiopedropfied
one of her deepest courtesies, and with
elevated eye-brows and beautifully snif
fling nose said : " Here's your money,
Mr. Mclntyre $ I want none of it. .1 ex
pected to be married in a rep silk with
fourteen uounces, and a lace snawi ana a
peck of orange blossoms : but never mind,
a calico dress and a gingham sun-bonnet
will do. And (with a sigh) l naa
thoueht to have a neat little breakfast,
with escal loped oysters and champagne
and a bride and a groom's cake, and
alter that to be taken to the depot in a
hack, and have ever so many gold slip-
1. T. D.. it'ii nil v?t. .
we can have beefsteak ana onions, ana
two saucers of ice cream with eight
spoons in them, and a dime's worth of
sponge cake from the confectionery, and
it vou can set the express waeon of that
peddler who goes about hollering I'm
broke, or someiuing oi mat ginu, i uaro
say our trip to Ixiveland will be just as
happy. Here, William, here's your two
hundred." And William, the wretched
diceiver, took the two . hundred and
"made up" with his affianced bride,
straining the money and the A. B. to
his bosom at one time. He also kissed
the lady, went through the marriage
ceremony with her as all lovers do be
fore trusting themselves before the min
ister and even went so far as' to call her
Mrs. Mclntyre. But here William seems
to have weakened, and when Miss Penel
ope mentioned the subject of their mar-
riage, said he had a headache, and the
heartburn, and the rheumatism, and
didn't feel verv well himself. So the
marriage was deferred a couple of days
longer. But, bless your soul, William
feu in witn anomer young woman, irom
whom Miss Penelope endeavored by
sweet aiureinenis w aeiacn mm, wun
such small success mat ne nor, oniy
r . B lu u, , rr?
" rLi.r.. SXil
V Willi 11 Jl euillli, OUiiti.u vuw uu.v
slapping the recreant lover's fece, where-
upuu iuu. 6 i ij u
arrested. Miss Penelope told
story in a plain, straightforward man-
ner, and the Judge fined her one dollar
and costs for not hitting the fellow
An Interesting Grecian Relic.
The sarcophagus is of yellow stone,
probably inclosed the remains of a man
of some distinction. It has a peaked top,
and on the lour corners are lions with
open mouths and lolling tongues. The
fuiir sides contain bas reliefs 'which,
doubtless, tell the story of the man's formor
life fin nne end is renrewnted
m-n ninir to tha fieiH fnlinwiul bv
on his head the peaked Cypriote cap.
n4i,a- -.,,! : ,ri.oa a man riinn.
in a chariot drawn by two horses.
the one side is a series of domestic scenes,
a man in bed with a woman handing him
a saucer ot lood, another scene wnere
is reclining while a woman plays on
harp beside him, and other similar scenes.
On the other side of the sarcophagus
n. mhinh ronrpaont oo-rif nltiiml liffi
Two men armed with shields and spears.
olan nn atr bintr dnwn a hu nck.and
another place two men similarly equipped
who ara destroying a boar, rseiween
them is a cock crowing, which gives
verv barn-door aspect to the whole scene.
and leads one to wonder if the cattle
the Cypriotes were so wild that they
to proceed against them as if they
forest game, nere in tuese pn-.iurcs
rxirtraved the familar scenes in the
of this man who has been dead, and
gotten two thousand years.
Coolness of William Pitt.
picion her.
all She
William Pitt, the English Minister,
was noted lor great sell-con troi.
fiercest attack in Parliament never
his composure, and the most plicated
questions in the Cabinet could
not rume his temper, ne wasequai
anv emerirencv. and the most startling
currence did not throw him from
balance. Lord Spencer, a political
and adviser, used to tell a story
proof of 1'itt s serenity, even in sleep
dreams. There had been a mutiny
one of the ships of the navy; the muti
neers had seized the Admiral,
were threatening death. Mr. Windham
and others were greatly alarmed,
came to Pitt's house, late at night,
tell him of the disaster. He was
soundly, but they shook him roughly,
awoke him, and told him the alarming
facts. But Pitt would not be disturbed
and lose his sleep. He at once sat up
bed, and having asked for paper and
briefly wrote: "If Admiral C is
released, fire upon the ship from the
He then turned over on
pillow, and was asleep before they
the room.
once belonged to Augustine Washington,
the grand-father of this country.
Ajf enterprising citizen of Sumner
KJ f Ki rf h
gshoprW plague he cor-
raUedabont ne huXd an! sixty acres
of tn8 fegtiv(. iumne , J w
A man at Duncansville, Pennsylvania,
went barefooted all last week to punish
himself for swearing.
A Glasgow, Scotland, man brutally
assaulted his sister-in-law, but the Court
fined him fifteen shillings only, the pris
oner having pleaded that he mistook his
victim for his wife.
Wales, it is said, will take back with
him to England the cheering remem
brance of having met Sir Jumsetjee
Jeejubhoy. Nothing makes a man so
cosmopolitan as travel.
The Eev. Moody admits that it takes
four times as long to convert a man who
has money out at .usurious interest as it
dees a cultured gentleman who goes
home by the alley to avoid his butcher.
At Stonington, Connecticut, recently,
a woman found thirty thousand dollars
lying near a railroad track. It is sup
posed to have been thrown from a car
window by some thief, who expected bis
confederate .to pick it up. .,
As open-face watch,' without a crystal,
with an fciner case of silver, is exhibited
in Springfield, Massachusetts,' as having
shipping sardines to the East ever since.
The venerable Mrs. Sarah J. Hale,
co-editor of Oodetfi Ladt Book for over
forty years, and now in her eighty-fifth
year, claims the authorship of "Mary
Haa a Lattle Larab. one says she wrote
it forty-six years ago, and published it
in a little book of "Poems for Our
The latest fraud is a man who makes
a regular business of deserting his wife
and children among strangers. The
latter usually give them money' and
needed articles,- after receiving which
the family joins the husband, and they
repeat the game in some other place,
The Newburg Journal says : The father
of the wife of William B. Aster, the
New York millionaire who died recently,
was Major John Armstrong, the man
who wrote the Newburg letters urging
Washington to make nimseu king at the
close ot the .revolution.
How's this for red-tape? When two
voting Chinamen, now being educated
in a Lowell factory, made application
the other day for permission to cut off
their pig tails tor tear ot their catching
in the machinery, the request had to be
first forwarded to the authorities in
Mb, Walter Ouless, the portrait
painter who received the gold medal and
of London.
25 from the Council of the Exhibition
at Manchester recently, is only twenty
six years of age. His engagements are
so numerous that he has been compelled
to decline applications for sittings from
the .uuke ot uevonsnire ana ine cisaop
Some of the papers are civing Tweed
credit for boldness in making a " dash
for liberty," but we don't see where the
bravery came in. When a countryman
saw the water tumbling down at Niagara,
and some one asked him if it wasn't
wonderful, he replied that he didn't re
gard it as very wonderful; there was
nothine to hinder it. There was nothing
to hinder Tweed from walking off.
A few days ago an elegantly dressed
ladv eot into a Madison avenue (New
York) car, and although, the day was
ravil. aha could not wear her cloves, on
account of her many diamond rings. A
I baity horse having twice stopped the
nar. the ladv went to the door and look-
jng at the team for a few moments, said
to the drirer, " That 'ere off horse ain't
usea to be druv on that 'ere siae. " Ana
that was just the trouble, in spite of the
Mm jj JosEgj who twenty
vears aeo was a famous and well-known
.ct d4 in Boston recently, aged
I 1 ..J, ..Mfrwm Uha m orld hnP
debut in Ne Y 22 lg37i
Bianca, in Fazio. She married the some
her what celebrated Count Johannes, but
L fterd reDarated from him. and has
late resided in Boston in straitened
circumstances. She was the mother
Avonia Jones, the actress j( now dead),
who was the wife of Gustavus V. Brooke,
the tragedian. Mrs. Jones had played
in nearly every city in the United States,
both in stock companies and as a star.
Her remains were buried in Mount Auburn.
Stick to It.
Learn a trade, or get into business,
and eo at it with a determination that
defies failure, and you will succeed.
Don't leave it because hard blows are
I Vm. atruck. or dtsacTeeahle work to be ner-
On formed. Those who have worked their
way up to wealth and usefulness do
belong to the shiftless and unstable class
ne auu ji ju uuuu. num.
a man, as an oia man you win oe noining.
Work with a will, and conquer
are prejudices against labor, and manfully
bear the heat and burden of the
It may be hard the first week ; but
m tnac 1 Insure you, 1. win uewrat
pleasure, and you will feel enough better
sauMieu .n jumxu i;
turbed trial of a beginning. Let perseverance
and industry be your motto ; and
a steadv application to business,
need have no fear lor the future. Don't
be ashamed of your plain clothes,
vou have earned them. They
far more beautiful in the estimation
all honest men and women than the costly
gewgaws sported by some people at
expense of the confiding tailor.
people who respect you only when
clad, will be the first to run from you
the hour otaaversuy,
Law in Italy.
ciate in
ing in
teries." his
A curious story of unjust justice
from Florence. An English resident
that city was visited by a fellow
of his club, an Italian, who
him to pay him "that five thousand
livre." The Englishman owed him
ino- nnd told him so. He promptlv
brought suit for the fictitious debt.
defendant, thunderstruck, consulted
friend, who told him to leave the matter
in the hands of a certain lawyer.
did so. When the trial came off,
witnesses swore that they bad seen
money lent to defendant The
was appalled to hear his counsel
" We admit the debt," and was
stunned when six witnesses
promptly swore that they had seen
money repaid. Verdict for the defend
ant. This peculiar case throws a
light on the Italian judicial
though false swearing is unfortunately
by no means confided to transatlantic
The Election of Speaker.
Jerome B; Stillson eives an account of
how they act in the House of Represen
tatives when a speaker is elected. It is
an account of what was done after Mr.
Hoi man announced the election of Mr.
Kerr to that great office :
Between twelve and one o'clock, Mr.
nolman. on the part of the tellers, re
ported that Mr. Kerr had received 173
votes, and Mr. Blaine 106.
Thereupon there was a hush, during
which Clerk McPherson re-announced
the figures and proclaimed Michael C.
Kerr Speaker of the House of Represen
tatives of the Forty-fourth Coneress. He
then said, " Mr. Randall, of Pennsylva
nia, and Mr. Blaine, of Maine, will es
cort the Speaker to the chair." Mr.
Blaine and Mr. Randall rose, walked
down the aisles from the two different
sides of the House, greeted each other
with a cordial shake of the hand in front
of the Clerk's desk, and proceeded to
gether up the main aisle to near the cen
tral doorway, where the Speaker-elect
had gone to await them. At once Mr.
Blaine and Mr. Randall offered him re
spectively their arms, each addressing
him a pleasant word. Mr. Kerr, bowing
and speaking kindly, locked his arms in
theirs and moved down the aisle and up
to the steps ascending to the Speakers
There his escort retired. There both
Blaine, who had in that seat so ablv. and
it must justly be said with fairness under
most conditions, ruled the House for
years, and Randall, who had just suffered
from a disappointment of honorable am
bition which bit him to the bone, stood
at the foot of the steps to witness
the triumph of an adversary who had
actually given no pledge in "pay for his
election. His success was an anomaly in
American politics, not to those only, but
ail men who saw it, a lesson of exceeding
While Mr. Randall and Mr. Blaine
stood side by side, and the whole House
was silent as a vault, and every eye from
the floor upward and from the iralleries
downward, was fixed on the tall and
stately figure erect behind the Speaker's
desk. Mr. Kerr made a short speech ;
but short as it was it had the best
effect Mr. Kerr had written a longer
one, which, near the last moment, he tore
to fragments. He resolved that his
ascent to his seat should be marked "by
nothing except an expression of his.grat
ification and sense of duty.
Immediately the Clerk said :
" Mr. Kelley, as the oldest member of
the House in continuous service, will
now administer the oath to the Speaker
elect." Mr. Kelley, to whose dignity such mo
ments in life are a great boon, came for
ward, ana stepping into the carpeted
space in front of the Clerk's desk, below
the speaker s chair, proceeded in a mag
nificent voice to read the oath. The
stillness into which his impressive syl
lables intruded was so profound that had
a snownake fallen it would have made a
noise. The movement of ladies' fans was
arrested, and even the process of draw
ing on gloves, by the intense lascination
ot the new Speaker's presence, as he
stood erect, with his pale right hand
lifted in the air. This was the oath to
which in that attitude he listened from
the lips of his sonorous Pennsylvania
brother in the House :
" You, Michael C. Kerr, do solemnly
swear, or aifirm, that you have never
voluntarily borne arms against the
United States since you have been a citi
zen thereof; that you have voluntarily
given no aid, countenance, counsel or
encouragement to persons engaged in
armed hostility thereto; that you have
neither sought nor accepted, nor at
tempted to exercise the functions of any
office whatever, under any authority or
pretended authority in hostility to the
United States ; that you have not yielded
a voluntary support to any pretended
government, authority, power or consti
tution within the United States, hostile
or inimical thereto. And you do further
swear, or affirm, that, to the best of your
knowledee and abilitv. vou will support
and defend the Constitution of the
United States arainst all enemies, for
eign and domestic; that you will bear
true faith and allegiance to the same;
that you take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or pur
nose of evasion, and that you will well
and faithfully discharge the duties of the
otuce on which you are about to enter,
so help you God. y
vided are
The Lancet is gor
geous displavs, the festivities, and other
manifestations ot rejoicing in ine iasi
with which the Prince of Wales has been
welcomed," of the sad condition of
leners of Bombav. What leprosy is
one who has not seen it can well imagine,
and it is unnecessary to describe it. But
in the Jamsetjee Jejeebhoy Dhurrumsala,
a refuge for the destitute and sick
, . 1 r , , 1 .1 .
Bombay, me Lmcti, on ine auiuority
the Times of India, gays that there are
hundred and twenty lepers loageo at
resent time, sharing its scanty accommo
ation with an approximately equal
number of the poor aged and crippled.
The lepers live in what are called chawls
or cells, some six feet lone and five
wide, and the institution is so full
often two lepers are crowded into one
them. They are without lurniture
even cooking utensils, but each of them
is allowed two pounds of rice and three
pice with which topayioriuei to aress
their lood. They cons st 01 men, women,
and children, the children being the
spring of the men and women, some
. : 1 1 . , . Ti 1..
inem oeing uoru 111 uie jjuurrumsaia
self, for no separation ot the sexes is
tempted or, it seems, even inougnt
Unfortunate creatures with " their limbs
wasted till only the outline of the bones
remain, or else swollen out or all
of limbs," sit or lie about as they
without supervision or medical care,
cept from one charitable physicion whose
name is withheld at his own request
seemingly. They are visited by
friends and bv no minister of any religion.
" They are abandoned," says the Timet
India, " of God and man, and were it
that the Dhurrumsala gives them
half of a six foot cell in which to lie,
a handful of rice with which to sustain
life, they would die in their sores
our streets and in our compounds."
ly those who are very much amictea
admitted into the refuge. Those
are not in so advanced a state of disease
are sent away to beg in tbe public
ways and byways until they are
enough to be taken into the
antly the
The Presbyterians have ninety-five
German churches in the United
about one hundred preachers, and
thousand five hundred members.
New Yo.k they have one church
a quarter of a million of Germans;
Brooklyn they have two churches
a population of sixty-five thousand ;
Cincinnati two ; in St. Louis one, and
New Orleans one.
The Cincinnati Commercial says that
honey is produced, not manufactured,
mind you, thousands of pounds of it,
every year, within the corporate limits
of Cincinnati. An enthusiastic bee
keeper has his apiary upon the roof of a
small building, and actually realized
one thousand dollars profit from the bees
upon that roof last year. The honey
they made amounted to nineteen hun
dred pounds. Once a single hive of bees
belonging to this gentleman produced
three hundred and eighty-five pounds of
honey a very unusual yield for one
hive. And all this was done in a local
ity not so far removed from the heart of
the city. '
A woman, whose name is unknown,
smothered a seven-months old babe to
death while on the street of .Toledo, by
wrapping it up too closely.- When she
discovered the calamity she went crazy.
A policeman took her in charge and at
tempted to convey her home in a street
car. She shrieked and cried and made
so great a demonstration that he took
her eff the car and left her for safety in
a drug store while he went for a carriage.
She escaped and instinctively wandered
into the house of a relation who took her
in charge. It is rumored the woman was
drunk, but it is not known.
In the case of the Metropolitan Na
tional Bank vs. the Toledo, Wabash and
Western Kail road, a decree of foreclosure
and sale has been entered by Judge
Lemon. The entire road, from Toledo
to all its western termini, will be sold
with its equipments, franchises, etc.
The sale will be made under the last, or
gold mortgage bonds, subject to all
earlier mortgages, with accrued interest
and debts for labor and material.
William Schumiff, of Amherst, while
walking on the track toward Elyria, met
two tramps, who attempted to rob him.
In the struggle he was thrown under the
fast mail, which was passing at the time.
One arm was cut off, and he received
other severe injuries. The tramps es
caped. The total expenses of the Blind Asylum
at Columbus for the year were $37,915.55.
According to the report of the Trustees
the expenses for 1874 were f 32,275 62.
These last figures are changed to $39,
587.93. Then there is either an increase
of about $5,000 in expenses for the pres
ent year as compared with the last, or a
decrease of about $4,0P0, according s
we accept the statement of las, year's
report, or that same statement amended,
without any reason given for the change,
by the report for' this year. The follow
ing appropriations are asked for the
coming yeaj:
Current expenses
Ordinary repairs.
Furniture ..... ,
(Irattineand improving grounilii..
Finishing boiler house an-J heatinr. fixtures... 2.0JO
Organ 3,500
Carrisge-house snd workshop 6,010
Aiacniuery ana sctiiDg boners 2,H0
Pumps, etc 350
The forty-ninth annual report of the
Trustees and officers of the Institution
for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb
has been made to the Governor. The
cost of the Institution to the State for
the past year has been $82 700, and the
actual cost per pupil $197.81.. The num
ber of pupils now present is 401. The
whole number for the year has been 488,
sixty-tour of whom have entered since
November, 1874. The whole number of
pupils received since 1829 is 1,512. The
Trustees ask for an appropriation of
toi.o'Ai ior current expenses ana salaries
for the coming year.
A Vast Stock-Farm.
: .
ranch of John S. Chisum,
Bosque Grande, New Mexico, was sold to
Col. II. D. Hunter, of St. Louis, the
omer aay ior ziy,uuv, one-nan casu
down. The purchase includes the thirty
thousand cattle now on the ranch. Dur-
ing the past year, Mr. Chisum has sold
Colorado, Kansas City, and St. Louis
buyers, aboutjwenty tnousana neaa
beet came. Besides inese ne nas sup
plied some eight thousand head to con
tractors in New Mexico and Arizona.
The ranche extends along the Peco River
from Fort Sumner to Seven Rivers,
distance of one hundred and hity miles.
This is its scope north and south. East
and west it extends as far on each side
the stream, as stock can range without
water. The range on both sides ot the
river is high, rolling prairie, covered
with a thick, heavy crjwth of black
gramma, a most nutritious grasi Dur
ing tins past summer the grass over much
of this area has stood knee hi"h to cat
tle. The residence buildings arc situated
in the center of the ranch. Stations,
cow-camps, are on the river at intervals
of thirtv and forty miles. Two hundred
herders have been employed on
ranch the past summer. At one time
this season the horses numbered
thousand head. A successful raid by
reduced this number about
thousand. Col. Hunter, the purchaser
of this vast estate, will engage more
. ,. :..!.. !,.. r. '!,;,,.., in l.-l-
icumvcij Hi 'i 11 .11.1. viiiouui 1 11 i,iv- u 1 1 v
ing business. He has just bought
hundred saddle-horses for use at
February round-up. -- Denver ( Col.)
Am s.
Odd Pleas.
rumsala. Brougham, defending a rogue charged
with stealing a pair of boots, unable to
gainsay his client's guilt, demurred to his
conviction because the articles appro
priated were 1 alf-boots, and half-boots
were no more boots than a half-guinea
was 11 cuinia or half a loaf a whole one.
The objection was overruled by Lord
E-tgrove, who, with befitting solemnity,
said: "I am of opinion that boots is a
nom'ii qeneraie compreiienaing
boot ; the distinction is between a half-
boot and half a boot; the moon is always
the moon, although sometimes she is a
half-moon." Had Brougham proved the
boots to be old ones, his man would
probablv have come off as triumphantly
as a tramp tried at Warwick for stealing
four live fowls. The fowls had been
" lifted" in Staffordshire; still the indict
ment was declared good, it being held
that a man committed felony in every
county through which he carried stolen
property. But when it came out in
evidence that the fowls were dead when
the thief was taken, he was at once set
free, mi the ground that he could not be
charged with stealing four live fowls in
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Local notioea 10 opuL. per line each inatrtJoa.
Simple annonncementa of oiamarea sod deaths
rod ruorr-h ami br-nerolent aodety notices hsserteel
free, any addition, ta obituary BKrtaoee wan ha
thai-Red & eenta per line.
Favors must be banded in as early aa Tneadsy
morning to in.nre rasertion I lie same waea
conimnnicationa uytaa euDjecta ox
cai interest are eoucnea.
It was only a voice that swept through the halt, -
lenu re
From a
Id accents responsive to somebody's calf,
i a lorm that i aid not see ;
Bat the door stood sjsi, and the sound made way.
As ita musical rhythm anserted its sway
And latefolly floated to me.
At first it was only a thrilling snrprise.
lnviUng the soul from its slumber to rise .
After toil of a tedious day : .. .
And the paper and pencil seemed tired, too. '
And siiegeaiod the artist's labor waa through,
Till lit by the morning'a ray.
Bnt the spell of that voice was a potent spell, -And
its mufdcal cadences rose and feU
In dreams snd in day's ecstasy ;
Till the brain gave heed to no other tone, . . ,
And the soul was in bondage to this alone,
Nor mourried for ita lost hberty.
We have never yet met, but that voice eo clear
With its marvelous melody smote my ear,
As Love's own reveille ;
And till heart-throbs are silenced by Death'e tattoo
That voice I shall hear, and the long sleep tbxetajb, '
Be the call to eternity I
n Omkaf.
An editor named Hens is running for a
county office in Nevada. He ought to
bean'on-nest man. - . -
The demoralizating effect of this ring
business is terrible. "Whisky" is in
everybody's mouth.
This is a clever thing written by Vou .
Bulow in a friend's album in England;
-" In art hate respectability.
And respect ability."
If you live by a man who habitually .
neglects to put in a proper supply of
kindling wood, you should have wire
Corrupt speech indicates a corrupt
mind; but a silent man is a puzzle. A
quiet woman is a perfect enigma ; but
no one likes to give her up.
" The World's Great Combination of
Theatrical Talent," is the name of 1
Western troupe composed of a lame man
a fat woman and a pale-faced boy. -
A train of cars on a Florida railroad
pasjed a man on horseback, and there
was great hurrahing among the passen
gers until they discovered that the mule
was tied to a fence. .
A cha P whose soul is not totally devoid
of poetry, says Browning's new piem,
"The Inn Album," is about as interest
ing asa hotel register, and doesn't contain -quite
as much plot. ,
When a man has been hard at work in
an obscure way for years and at length
achieves succcess, nine-tenths of his ac
quaintances insult him by offering con
gratulations on his " luck."
There is a story of an amateur hunter
in the Rocky Mountains who'followed a .
grizzly bear for four days, and then -abandoned
the pursuit, alleging as a
reaton that " the trail was getting too
Ob. let poor woman's clothes alone ;
They're none of your concern-;
She never makes no fun of your'a, ' - -
Then why poke fun at her'n. . -A
goose that sees another drink will
do the same, though he is not thirsty.
The custom of drinking for company,
when drinking is dispensable and preju
dicial, seems to be a case of the same ,
kind, and to put a man, leathers only
excepted, upon a looung wiin a goose.
A man who does not love luxury is an
incomplete man, or, if he prefer1, an
ignoramus. A man who cannot dis
pense with luxury, ana wuu uoen uuw
love hard fare, hard bed, hard travel,
and ajl manner of robust, vigorous, tense
work is a weakling ana a sort, amour
11 inthrop.
New York Graphic: "Mrs. Sage, I
Bhould like to know whose ferrvboaw
these are that 1 tumble over in the hall T"
" Ferryboats, indeed, sir! Those are my
shoes f Very polite of you to call 'em
f-rrvboats 1" "Didn't say ferryboats,
Mr?. Sage ; you misunderstood me fairy
boot I said, my dear friend."
A friend is a person with whom I
mav be sincere. I am arrived at last m
the presence of a man so real and equal
that 1 may drop even those undermost
garments of dissimulation, courtesy, and
.cond thought, which men never put off.
and muv deal with
him with the sim
plicity and wholeness with which one
chemical atom meets unouiw.
A Syrian convert to Christianity was
bv bis emtilover to work on Sun-
,iv- but. b declined. " But." said the
ma8ter "doth not our Bible say that if
a man 'has an ox or an ass that fulls into
a p;t on a Sabbath day he may pun mm
i ? Y. " answered Havop, " but
:r tke H has a habit of falling into the
;t every Sabbath day, then the
man su0uld cither fill up the pit or sell
01 thes
All the kisses that I have given,
I grudge from my soul to-day,
Ana of all f have ever taken,
I would wipe the thought away.
How I wish my lips bad been hermits.
Held apart from kith and kin,
That, fresh from Uod'a holy service.
To love's they might enter in.
CknrLAU F. Bcia, t Scribal ifaoaM. .
The Norristown Herald seasonably
says: 1 oung man, 11 you nuuum to
your girl gazing mieiiuy at jum
don't shift them uneasily, or draw them
up and sit upon them, under the impres
sion that sne is overwnetuicu yj wo
immense size. She is merely taking ineir
m-Knrj mentallv for a pair of slippers,
on the toes of which she intends to work
a big dog with a green tail ana scariet
New York Commercial Advertiser be-
fi.ro fhristinns: Last meht there was a
the ring at Spilkins' door bell, and a shoe
redskins one maker's boy skipped in with a bill for
"one pair of slippers, nine dollars
ex- bnuvht bv Mrs. SDilkins." "I dont
1 i..; it " a,
v. , kuuw iiti y lii nig n yi u i v,
uneasily, "do you, my dear T Mrs. B.
hesitated a moment, and then waltzed
the boy out by the ear, remarking,
" Didn't I tell you that was for my bus-
band's Christmas present, and that
you shouldn't bring the bill m till next
A Romantic Princess.
There recently occurred at Zurich the
death of the Pri- cess Schwaraburg-Son-
derhausen, a lady remarkable lor ner
charitable actions. She leaves an enor
mous fortune to her only child, whose
history would easily fornix materials
iweive years a oire
was passing through Thonne, and while
visiting the military college ot mat town
fell violently in love with the riding
master. Ibis young man rejoicea w uw
euphonious name of Jud, had originally
been a shoemaker, but having martial
tastes be abandoned- the lasi ior
sword. The princess finally married the
ex-shoemaker, who afterwards became
the " Baron de Jud," and could be seen
daily taking his afternoon drive with the
Baroness in a gorgeous coach and four,
the envy and admiration of his fellow
townsmen. The Baron did not, however,
live to enjoy his wealth. Consumption
carried him to an early grave, and all
that now remains of this little romance
magnificent mausoleum erected to
his memory by his disconsolate widow,

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