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TWO MONTHS IN TH E AIR.
A Balloon Trip icross the OceanBuilding a Silloon With a Captivity i'f 400,000 Feet of Git.i. to Sail Through the Air Five Hundred Feet Abnvt* the WaterExpect ing to Cover the Continents in Twenty Days. [Philadelphia Record.] In producing men who are prepared to undertake the accomplishment of unheard of fents of enterprise and daring the Arreri can nation can fairly be said to claim the palm. Stanley penetrated the jungle of Africa and excelled Livingstone, Boynton swam the straits ot Dover, an American mariner and his wife cr ssed the ocean in a tiny shell, while Fowler, another Ame ican, has just succeeded in literally "walking' over the English channel. And now a daring seronautical feat is to be attempted some time during the present year. Professor Samuel A. King, the well-known reronaut, and a Philadelphian by birth, proposes to cap the climax by doing his level best to start from New York on a balloon voyage which Shall terminate on some portion of the Euro pean continent. Several years ago a proposition was made to Professor King to undertake the task, and the sum of $15,000 was guaranteed by some wealthy New Yorkers to cover the necessary expense. For prudential reasons the aero naut at that time decided to decline the offer. Last winter, however, while making some improvements in balloons for the Howgate expedition he was successful in discovering asubstance of such impenetrability that a balloon of a capacity of 100,000 feet would not lose more than 1 per cent, of eas in twenty-four hours, so that after a journey occupying twenty days 80,000 feet of gas would still remain. The importance of this discovery is recognized when it is stated that an average balloon will lose 20 per cent, of gas in twenty-four hours. The new idea was communicated to the New Yorkers, who re newed their previous offer. Professor King at once accepted, and the construction of the balloon, which will occupy the whole of the ensuing winter and spring, will be at once commenced. The balloon in which the intrepid aero naut is to attempt to accomplish the greatest feat of his life will, when completed, be the largest in the world. It will average about 90 feet in diameter at 275 feet in circu u ference, with a capacity of holding between 300,000 and 400,000 teet ot gas. 1 he material employed will be Pongee silk, of a special manufacture, coated with a substance only known to the professor. The silk will be doubled throughout. Pare hydrogen gas will be used, and the cost of inflation alone is approximated at $5,000. The car wh ch the aeronaut and his companions (if any) will occupy will be a com! i nation of boai and basket, a wicker framework, coyered with a heavy rubber substance, which can easilv be used as a boat in casp of emergency., "I shall positively start early in june,, said the professor last night. "I consider that the month in which thunder storms which I do not wish to encounter, are the least frequent. 1 he starting point will be either New York or Brooklyn. I propose to keep in the lower currents and to maint in a permanent altitude of 500 feet above the surface of the water. I shall entirely dis card the old theory of sailing in currents from west to east at a height of three miles. "When you reach that height the gas begin* to lose by expansion. Then, when you be gin to descend, ballast must be thrown out. You rise again: more gas is lost another de scent a further throwing overboard of bal last, and so on until all your ballast is gone, and then you come down for good. Under my scheme I expect to be able to keep in the air for two months, if necessary, while there has never been a balloon which has kept de tached from the earth for a longer period than twenty-four hours." "What period of time do you anticipate the transatlantic voyage will occupy?" "That is hard to say, but I expect to make at least twenty miles an hour. In addition to the ballast the balloon will carry large, heavy rope, which will drag the water. This will have a tendency to keep us in the per manent altitude of which I have spoken. You see, I shall have to depend on the fair weather winds at the surface of the earth or water, which at certain easons, are general ly from west to east." 'Have you any fears as to the result of the adventure?" "Well, now, of course it is hazardous, 1 ut we shall take great care the construction of the balloon and with enough provisions on board, I am fairly confident that the feat will be accomplished with safety. The only similar attempt on record was that of the ill fated Professor Donaldson in 1873. The balloon on this occasion was in flated by Professor King, and was started from Brooklyn, several newspaper corre spondents being fellow-voyagers. It was Donaldson's first attempt at handling a bal loon of such a size, and, consequently, after going over about one hundred miles, he came down at East Canaan, Conn. Whether Professor King will take any companions on his perilous voyage he leaves to the future to determine. That plenty Americans have the necessary courage i proven by the number of letters he ha already received from would-be voyagers, several of whom have been his companions in previous aerial trips. A FRENCH MURDER Another Old Woman Killed For Her Money An Aned Widow Who Lived Alone and Consorted toith Profligate Young Men. [Paris Correspondence London Telegraph. The epidemic of murders, assassinations and mutilations which has visited France during the last two years keeps the criminal tribunal constantly occupied. It is only a few days since Barre and Lebiez were con demned to death, and the mystery of the Rue Poliveau is now succeeded by the crime of Neuilly. Some eight months ago an old widow lady named Cremieux, who was 76 years of age. and resided at Neuilly, was assassinated. One of the perpetrators of the. crime ap peared before the assize court of the Seine this morning the other, a Belgian, will be tried at Brussels. The former is twenty years of age, the latter only sixteen. It was on Dec. 19, last year, that Mme. Cremieux was found on the floor of her room bearing marks of violence. Her nose was flattened to her face, and a bandage tied across her mouth. The victim, as the act of accusation says, was entirely destitute of moral sense, and the assassins were addicted to the most infamous vices. It appears that Mme. Cremieux led a strange life. She re fused to live with her children, and preferred to remain in an inexplicable solitude. Not that she was morose or ill-natured on the contrary, she was very fond of receiving boys and young folks, and showing them her jewels and valuables. Three mouths before the catastrophe her son wrote to her, begging her once more to give up her et centric hab its, which he feared would bring about some mishap sooner or later. His anticipations were soon realized, but the question was. "Who were the murderers?" It was evident that theft had been their object, and, in tact, the jewel case was found void of its contents, and a sum of 500 francs had disappeared. 'Che police weie for some time at a loss, but at length the tact was ascertained that one of the assassins had received a wound in the struggle with the victim, which he was imprudent enough to have dressed at a chemist's shop in the neighborhood. This gave a clue, and the two boysforsuch they werewere tracked from one lodging-house to another in Pans, where they did nothing but live in drunken denaucbery. However, they both succeeded in crossing the Belgian frontier. Arrivin? at Brussels, they squandered the jewels and money of Mme.Cremieux until they were ar rested. Desquiens was sent back to France, while the otherHodisterwas claimed by the Belgian government, to be tried before the Assize court of Brabant. One of the most remarkable points in this disgusting case is the manner in which the inJunes of the accused were turned to evidence against them. The body of Mme. Cremieux was exhumed, and accurate casts taken of her jaws. Both Hodister and Des quiens had wounds on their hands, which the doctors pronounced to be bites, and on applying the model of the victim's mouth it was found to correspond exactly with the scars. There was not a large attendance at the court this morning, owing, probably, to the fact of it being known that most of the proceedings would take place with closed c'cci i EtfquurF, who appears alone before the tribunal, does not seem more than 16 or 17 years old, although he is really 20. He does not at all resemble the ruffian the public has generally imagined him to be. He has a perfectly smooth and effeminate face, with a somewhat prominent nose his hair is care fully parted in the middle and slightly curled. His dress is carefully -irranged. and his hands bear no trac. of work. He looks, in short, much like a city clerk who piques himself on his per sonal appearance. He belongs to an honor ible family in Roubaix, but at the early age 14 he was condemned to be imprisoned tor theft, and his subsequet life has been one continuous degeneracy, ending in the lowest depths of depravity. After reading the acted? accusation, the court dechrt-d the kids clos for the examination of Disquiens, who persists in denying hid guilt with the utmost cyicism, in spite of overwhelming testimony agninst him. A ROMAN* EOF SL1VKBY. St. Lonis 8pecial to Chicago Tribune. 1 No better illustration of the peculiar re lationship of the past and present can be found than that afforded by the appearance to-day of a gray-haired negro in the city looking for his relatives of eighteen years ago. Your correspondent met the ancient darkey this morning in an attorney's office and ascertained from him that he was Bev Strother. who, with his half-brother, Jeff Murray, ran away in 1860, and had never been beard of by their friends since. Bev's face relaxed into abroad grin as he told how "me ai Jeff run away, and the awful time we had." It seems that Bev and Jeff were slaves in 1860, the former belonging to Travis Murphy, and the latter to Dr. J. T. Overall, of St. Charles county, Mo. that Bev wasthreatened with "sale down de riber," the terror of all darkies, and BO persuaded Jeff to run away with him. Through an old darky at St. Charles they found a white man who agreed to pilot them 100 miles for $22. and on the night of June 30,1860, the tno met and started on a "runaway sure enough." They traveled nights and lay in the brush by day, the white man being used to pilot the war and buy provisions. The negroes had very shrewdly provided themselves with acompass,tobe sure they were being piloted to the "far-off land ratter than to Dixie." Lhey also took pistols to defend themselves with, and always, after they had hid for the day and bent the man for provisions, moved iheir hiding-place and watched "dat ar white man" from a long way off to pee that he did not bring any nigger-catchers with him. On the evening of the second day out, the white mm, while out foraging, saw Dr. Overall and pursuing party, and heard him describe the negroes, and offer a reward for their ap prehension. "I tell you, masa." said Ben, as he rubbed his gray head, "them was hot times." They traveled at right angles to their general course that night, and the pur suing party ne er heard of them again. The "white pilot and nigger-stealer" was given away by a pretended would-be run away about three weeks later, was captured by Dr. Overall, and sentenced, after a plea of guilty, by Judge King, of the St. Charles circuit court, to six years in the Pen. Two years later Bev and Jeff turned up at Lafayette, Ind., with mighty little faith of there being an end to the world or anything for runaway negroes but sore feet and empty stomachs. On the night of their arrival there they were followed by a negro man who accused them of being runaways and tendered his services to show them the "underground railway.*' They denied the first and refused the last, but when the would-be guide was reinforced by "one of dem real old honest nigger mothers," the runaways acknowledged the soft impeach ment and were provided for. At Detroit they jumped off the train a mile from the depot, and following the beck oning of a "Black Hand." without inquiry or explanation, and were locked up in a lit tie room, way up on the top of a boat. The next day Canada received two citizens and the United States was out $2,000 worth of niggers. Both negroes went to work on a farm in the county -if Essex, at $240 per year, and at the end of fivj years had saved $1,000. with which they purchased two farms. Jeff acquired a limited education, and, in addi tion to attending to his own matters, became foreman on a large farm. In June last Jeff was poisoned by his wife, who bids fair to bang. As Jeff bad no children, Bev came back to bunt up bis heirs. Bev found his mother. Emily Murray, a negress 76 years old, still living. As her children, twelve in number, are all illegitimate, they cannot inherit from each other, and hence she gets Jeff's entire estate worth some $3,000, subject to the dower rights of the wife. Bev found his old master, who is 97 yeans ^sAmmm of age, still living on the old place, and was made happy by the kindly manner in which he was received and treated by the massa ana missus of his boyhood days, and thinks be will bell out and move his family of seven back to "de ole Missouri shoie." A Dismal Sheet, [Philadelphia Times.] No more dismal newspaper ever came from off a press than the Memphis Avalanche of Tuesday lasta pitiful half-sheet, made up largely of "standing advers" devoid of tel egraphic news save a few market and river reports, the signal service indications and telegraphic promises of relief with all the local and editorial matterof the latter less than a quarter of a columnbearing solely upon the fever. With a record a column long of new esses, and with a list half a col umn long of deaths. There is something very ghastly in the frequent allusions to the fever throughout the colum or two of local notes simply as "it," or by mere inference to be deduced from the context. "Hans Le mon's three children have it:" W. W. White, clerk of the Peabody, has it "Will Fifer's case is a very serions one Father Maher's condition is critical "Joe Russell, while tending the Odd Fellows' sick, was strick en "the night-toilers have been struck. Fred R. Brennan, city editor of the Appeal, is down. He has a bad case." And then we come upon a five- line tragedy like this: "B. A. Hollenberg's imprudence in giving way to his anxiety about his wife and aris ing from his bed to go into her room prob ably will prove his death. Fever in child birth will kill his wife." In the advertising columns, too, the pestilence stands ou sharply. Patterson & Boss, grocers, an nounce "For the accommodation of the few persons remaining in the city we will keep open our store during yellow fever, a kind Providence permitting"it is not often that grocers refer the opening or the closing ot their stores to a kind Providence, but these grocers of Memphis realize that they are living on the very threshold of eternity and are standing almost face to face with Almighty G^d. It is this same feeling that shows out in the first of the one-line lo cals: "God help us!"the exclamation so otten made lightly, but here wrung out from the depths ot suffering hearts oppressed by a great fear, and yet not utterly cast down because God may indeed send the help tor which in their sore extremity they pray. Very pitiful is it to mark the effort to be biave in the lace ot the danger that menaces tbera all. "Careful nursing does the work "Many are getting well, so keep a stiff upper hp," writes the city editor reassuringly in Ins local column: and in the little scrap of breviei the editor wntes: "When the number ot deaths resulting from improper or careless nursing and from the imprudence of the patient are eliminated from the twenty-six deaths of yesterday, the ratio of the remain der to the number of new cases is not so large as to make Bickness with good treat ment and good nursing by any means hopeless." A BLOODY TRAGEDY. A Horse-Thief Kills a United States Mar shal at Chetopa, Kansas. A correspondent of the Atchison Champion gives the particulars of a murder which oc curred at Chetopa, Kansas, on the 25lh inst,, a United States marshal being the victim. Early that morning a citizen called at the residence of Robert H. Clift, city marshal and deputy United States marshal, and in formed him that a mai passing in sight, on foot, must be arrested as a horse-thief. Clift atonce mounted his horse and followed the man, o\ ertaking him on the prairie in full view of the town, and ordered him to surrender under arrest. The man proved to be one Richmond, who had been about the town some time before, and had been fur nished money by benevolent citizens to re move with his family to Lawrence county, Mo. He readily replied that he would sur render, and turned as if to walk on before the marshal, and taking two or three steps suddenly turned, facing the officer, and raised a pistol to a dead aim and fired before the surprised officer could even get his hand up. The ball struck him squarely in the throat, cut through the wind-pipe and lodged in the neck-bone, fracturing the spinal column. In a moment he reeled and tell from his horse, the blood gushing out at his mouth. Richmond started on a brisk run to a large cornfield near by and toward the timber in the Neosho bottom. Several persons were in sight, but failed to compre hend the situation in time to stop the flight of the thief. The marshal was immediately looked after and carried to his home, not far away. Dis. Lisle, Anderson and Kackley were soon on the ground, and on examina tion, pronounced the case hopeless. AH that could be, was done to alleviate his suffer ings. He remained conscious several hoars, and gave directions as to the disposition of his business affairs. After a time he became delirious, and his sufferings were terrible. He lingered until past midnight, when death released him from his terrible suffering. By 8 o'clock the news had spread all over the town, and men were seen coming from every quarter, armed with such weapons as were at handshot-guns, rifles, revolvers till forty or fifty determined men had assembled. The pursuit was at once commenced, but in the excitement that prevailed, there was little order or system, each squad taking the course most readily suggested. By noon 100 armed men were eagerly searching every nook and corner in the neighborhood. The search was continued in this irregular manner till evening. It was ascertained late in the day that a man answering the descrip tion of Richmond had crossed the Neosho five miles below town, and had boldly struck out acrosstheprairiestowards Baxter, twenty miles east. Night overtook the pursuers be fore they overtook the thief. Thus he gained an advantage that any fleeing murderer might ardently desire. There are large corn fields all along the route in which he could easily hide from his pursuers, even if they were on the track of the rightman. A num ber of men continued the search, and were joined by several from Oswego and Baxter. THE MTJBDEBEB CAPTUBED. JOMJN, Aug. 30.Richmond, the man who shot and killed Marshal Clift, at Chetopa, Kas, on Sunday morning, was captured night before last, at his home in Lawrence county, by United States Marshal Graham, of the Indian territory. I., was thought that Richmond would at once make his way to his home, and the United States marshal at once proceeded to Lawrencecoun ty to iuterceptand capture his man. Ar riving at Richmond's house he found that this man bad not yet pat in an appear ancc. He therefore took possession of the premises, permitting no one in the house to depart therefrom, nor permitting ou siders to approach it. In this manner the officer quietly awaited hour after hour, and at a late hour on Wednesday night his vigil was re warded by seeing Richmond slowly walking up to the house. Everything appeared serene about the premises, and he walked unsus pectingly right into the arms of the waiting officer, who took him unawares and had 'him disarmed before Richmond could say Jack Robinson. We learn also that after the capture was made the sheriff of Lawrence county re fused to permit Graham to take his prisoner out of the State without a requisition from the governor. As it would necessarily re quire several days to obtain the necessary papers the prisoner was taken in charge by the sheriff and placed in the Lawrence county jail, where he is now awaiting the papers from Jefferson which will take him back to Kansas, the scene of his cowardly murder. The feeling is naturally very bit ter in and about Chetopa, and it is safe to conclude that Richmond will get the full benefit of the law. SHE DID TH E COURTING. And Found Out After Marriage that Her Husband Was Unstable in His Affections A Chicago Romance. [Chicago Correspondence Cincinnati Enqnirer-1 Two lines in the divorce list published in a daily paper this week, informed me of the sequel to a sad and peculiar romance. It was not procured on the ground of ONE OF THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS, but on that simple but far-stretching plea 'incompatibility." The case is more interesting, perhaps, to me, knowing both parties, whose union brought happiness to one and wretchedness to the other. Ten years ago there left this city to study medicine in Germany, a man young, good looking, with more than the average amount of brain and morals. His weakness lay in proneness to discouragement, and made con stant stimulus a necessity. He proceeded to Munich, entered college, and prepared for a course of hard study. Wishing to make a speciality of brain diseases, he arranged with a talented and old member of the faculty for special tuition in that branch. The older man, pleased with his new pupil, his desire to learn and his industry, opened his house tobim, and evening after evening they spent together, deriving mutual pleasure, and the younger much profit. The Herr Professor was a widower, but found a frugal and devoted housekeeper in his only daughter. Elizabeth, who unselfishly had put aside all thoughts of marriage in order to remain the companion other father. In domestic unties and unruffled serenity her youth passed away, and when she met the young student, already fifteen years his senior, a gentle, quiet woman, bis attitude was simply that of respect and liking almost filial in its nature. A year flew swiftly away, but at its close brought the news of the total failure in business of the young man's father and his consequent inabilitv to support his son abroad. An mmediate return to this country was the course that naturally suggested itself but to this the old professor would not listen, in sisting, nay, demanding, that after such a fine start, it would ruin his protege's pros pects forever. No, he must remain, enter into the family as might a son, and pursue his studies. His wishes prevailed, and the young man became an inmate of the family on a still more intimate footing. As time went on Elizabeth, whose heart had never been touched, became deeply but insensibly attached to the American student but, always reticent, betrayed nothing. However, an event occurred that soon brought matters to a crisis. Only three months after the last change the professor was taken suddenly ill and expired, leaving a will that made his daughter sole heir. The fortune was not large, but more than sufficient to maintain Elizabeth in comfort and even lux ury the remainder of her life. It had not been amassed by making, but by saving Again the young man announced his return, but this time only to encounter the plead ings of Elizabeth. He reverted to his pov erty, she to her prosperity, and begged to be his creditor. Pride prompted his refusal, and it was then that love forced the quiet, blue-eyed woman to speak: "Would you accept aid from your betroth ed wife?" she asked in a strange voice. "What do you mean?" was the answer. "I mean that I love you, that you are my life, and that if you will make me happy by letting me help you, I will be your wife." How strong must have been the feeling that prompted such a declaration! The young man hesitated. It was a great temptation, his profession had become beloved, sacred besides he was heart whole. And then he re spected Elizabeth, she loved him they might be at kast contented together. He assented, and after graduating with high honors, they were quietly married, and came to this coun try and to Chicago to live. Here by stran gers they were taken to be mother and son, and the strangeness of such a union, when known, was always a topic of discussion. Every year made the difference more appar ent, and the wife, far from friends and coun try, centered more and more her affection upon her young husband. All went along smoothly and well until just two years ago, when there came over the blue sea an orphan, almost friendless, and a cousin of Elizabeth. Always generous, the latter hearing of her young relative's distress, had sent for and offered her the protection of a home. So the little Libusa came, young, innocent-hearted, lively as a bird, into the quiet family of two, and the clear, hazel eyes that met those of the young doctor did fatal work. Too late to love, he yet found his heart was capable of a far different sentiment from that Elizabeth had ever roused. Days, weeks, months only made the mat ter worse, and al last, unable to conceal his feelings, the unhappy man implored his wife to set him free. Strangely selfish, yet unselfish, she refushed to accede to his wishes until she awoke to the fact that she was incurring his hatred then she consented and this week, man has put asunder what God never meant to have been joined together. Libusa, innocent and pure at heart, is still with her cousin, and the latter told me is unconscious that she was the entering wedge. Of coarse, it will endin the two being mar ried, bat womanly sympathy goes oat to the suffering Elizabeth. "T^ns^SW *-Mpi -P~ !rp THE MEXICAN AWARD. Judgff O'Conuoi'rt txHmlnatfnnf. Judge O'Connor, solicitor of the State de partment has finished his examination of claims allowed by the Mexican commission, and as soon as the older of the secretary is made they will be paid. Judge O'Connor says he thinks they will begin paying divi dends on Monday next. The total amount that is in the treasury to be paid now is $569,973.33. This is about 14 per cent, of the entire-amount awarded by the commis sion. Two installments have already been paid by the Mexican government, less its sbare of the expenses of the commission. The stipulation is that Mex:co is to make an nual installments of $300,000 until the en tire amout of the award, $4,125,622.30, is paid off. The next installment is due the 1st of January next. It is understood that $12,000 of this installment has already been deposit ed in New York. All claims which were re ferred to the solicitor or examiner of claims in the Ssate department will be paid at once, except eight, about which there is some dis pute which has arisen between the parties interested. These will be paid as soon as the matters in dispute can be settled. There are two claims, however, those of Benjamin Well and the Libra silver mining company, which will not share in this distribution. Their pro rata will be withheld until the awards can be considered and reviewed by the President, who is thus instructed by the action of the last session of Congress. These are claims about which the Mexicans have made complaints. The President has been directed to investigate the frauds which the Mexican government al leges were committed in allowing them. The two claims amount to nearly $1,200,000. All other claimants will be paid their divi dends as rapidly as they make application fc them at the State department. The law ap propriated a sufficient sum to pay $5,528.57 in Mexican gold dollars. $10,559 67 in Ameri can gold coin, and $89,410.17 in United States currency, these sums being the ag gregate in said currencies respectively of the award made under the convention of July 4, 1868, in favor of the citizens of Mexico, and, having been deducted from the amoupt awarded in favor of citizens of the United States, and payable according to treaty, these amounts are paid to this government as an offset to so many of the awards o. the com* mission against the Mexican government. This, together with what the Mexican gov ernment has paid, makes an aggregate of over $650,000, being the amount of the two installments. Taking from this $114,948, which was retained for 1he expenses of the commission, as provided for in the act of Congress, there is left the amount to be dis tributed. HOW WORTH LIVES. Worth, the Paris man-milliner, is not a Frenchman at all, but a Protestant English man with a Catholic and Parisian wife, and two sons just out of college. His home is at Suiesnes, a suburb of the gay capital, imme diately uuder the guns of its chief defense, Foit Mort Valerian, which the Germans failed to reduce in 1871. Here be plays the genial host in an elegant chateau, planted in the midst of extensive grounds, which are fenced in by high brick walls. One day and night each year house and grounds are thrown open to Worth's em ployes, the women appearing in dresses giv en them from his store, and each trimmed according to the great milliner's directions. Worth is as proud of his home as of his business establishment, and personally di rects the work of his gardens. These are di versified with fountains, statuary and ^rot toes, and a large hot-house supplies at all times the fruits andflowersof different re gions and seasons. Many tropical trees decorate the grounds, about which are placed columns from the old Hotel de Yille and the palace of the Tuileries, destroyed by the Communists in 1871, and bronze and other souvenirs of the reign of Francis I. and Louis XIV. The res idence itself is of brick and stone, and palatial in size and appointments The reception room has walls inlaid with Dorcelain tiles of varied and brilliant ol and tho large brick fire place is silve mounted. The music saloon has furniture upholstered in the finest satin, with chairs of ebony frames and backs of costly lacquer work. The table for the music is a magnifi cent piece of inlaid mosaic work, and on raised platforms at either side of the rooms are lounges, sofas and tete-a-tetes. About all the rooms and halls, which are furnished with the same taste and elegance, articles of virtu from Eastern nations are profusely scat tered. Madame Worth counts among the treasures of her dining room the plate, crockery and glassware of King Louis Phil lippe. Her own chamber, whose decora tion she especially prides herself upon, is carpeted with sage green tapestry, and the walls are upholstered in harmonizing colors. The celling is one immense plate mirror, with a central medallion of si k, satin and lace. The doors have stained glass windows, and the bed eider-down quilts and coverings of silk and satin. Near the mam residence (f the parents are cottages for the two sons, alike in every particular, and royally fur nished for living enjovment. i^i Tho Young Folks. Any small boy can tame the wild black berry. Capital punishmentmaking the bad boys sit with the good girls. There is no bee so humble but that he can be distinguished when you sit down on him. American beef and American girls, both looking for a market, cross the oceaj* by every steamer. Thousands of boys would go dirty all summer if it were not wicked and dan gerous to bathe in the river. Every boy knows that even the worm will turn if trodden upon, and therefore perhaps uses a3 many ot them as possible tor bait. Young man, don't be afraid to blow yure own horn, but on'l do it in front ov the procession, go behind and do it. Josh Billings. A Sunday-school boy only six years old" was asked by his teacher "why they took Stephen outside the city to stone him to death." The little fellow was silent for a* moment as though absorbed with the prolem, when brightening up suddenly hereplied, "So that they could get a bet ter cracK at him." --x^-f^z. mw %&