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CII1LLKOTIIK, MVIXCSSTOX COUNTY, MISSOUM. THURSDAY. APRIL 21, issl. NUMBER 36. CURRENT TOl'ICS. The postal cards cost us 51 cents a thousand. The Indians have cost us 870,ooo,. 000 in the last ton years. A GENtiNK vampire was recently captured in Log Angeles Cal. Hkax-eatinu tournaments are the latest craze in New York sporting cir cles. The Yakima Indians at Simeoe agency, Nevada, arc busy putting in crops. A knitting company at Conors, N. Y., makes from 1,500 ' to 2,000 ladies' je seys daily. About lifteen thousand birds will be required for the sportsmen's conven tion nt Bufl'ulu in June. A one hundred-pound octopus was captured in Victoria, British Colum bia, harbor the other day. Soitii 1'AKoi.iNA rico-planler.s are hard at work again plantingtheir crop. .So far the season has been line. Toasted chackehs covered with Chinese ginger are what the young la dies eat at fashionable luncheon par ties. Aitoi'T twenty-live hundred crates of English peas have been shipped north from Lake City, Fla., the past week. - A NEW okyskh has been discovered in the basin east of the Yellowstone, and ten miles south of the pctrilicd forest. TlIK governor general of British Columbia iN to open the forthcoming agricultural exhibition at Victoria, ltritish Columbia. Tilt Methodist have grown from l.j.tRHI in 17HI to :l,'J!i:l,H2i) at the pres ent time. 'J'lieireeiitennialeelebration will occur next fall. A head ficikj was found in a church organ in (ieorgia. It is supposed that the creature was frightened to death by a choir rehearsal. A Mexican peacock Has been caught near, and is now on exhibition at, Wei mar, Tex. It is a very rare bird, one which has never before been seen in that country. The lirst recorded death from snake-bite for the season is that of Tom Johnson, colored, who was re cently bitten near Longvicvv, Texas, and died the next dav. A class of persons who dwell in Buenos Ayres, Argentine Kepuhlic, amuse themselves at night by throw ing water, scented with an unpleasant odor, upon the passing pedestrians. Half the southern papers are ex pressing pleasure at how much the late convention of cotton-spinners in Augusta accomplished, while the other half are much surprised at their hav ing done so little. Dr. Ciiaicles I'. Mean, of Chelsea, Mass., wants a pension because lie weighs 11:1 pounds, his supcrlluous avoirdupois being the result of an at tack of malaiial fever which be hid during his services in the late war. Texas is out of debt, but its cities and towns instead of profiting by the good example are issuing bonds a; fast as possible. Some of them arc calling a halt and protesting against piling a $5,000,000 debt on 81,000,000 town. While recently excavating for a sewer in Seattle, Washington territory, the workmen found an old three-pound cannon-ball under a stump two feet be low tho surfaco of the ground. The ball is evidently a relic of one of the early Indian wars. Theiie are about 250 girls aud boys in tho San Francisco School of Cigar makers. They are divided into live classes and receive a lecture concern ing tho business onco a week from some nicnihci of ihe board of directors. The girls aro taught by lady teachers. A man named Jones, at Thornton, Tex., under tho impression that he was going to die, made confession of ono burglary and an attempt at an other, implicating young Freeman. His illness was not fatal, and Jones and his accomplice were lodged in jail. A number of men aro digging up Six-milo canyon, near Virginia, Nov., In search of buried treasure, supposed to havo boon planted thcro by the out law Davis, who was killed while at tempting to rob Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express, near Battle mountain, a fow years ago. The autumn meeting of tho Ameri can Association for tho Advancement of Sciouco will open In Philadelphia on tho 4th of September. Ihe rcprescn- tatives of tho British association who are to bo present aro to havo a recep tion in Montreal on tho evening beforo tho opening of tho Philadelphia moot ing, and aro expected to attend tho ro option in Philadelphia on tho evening of tho 6th. Tho Koyal society of Can ada is also invited to attend. About a month ago a cow belonging to Mr. Honry Matthews, who livos on the Chattahoochee river, near Strick land Ferry, Ga., was bit by a dog Rnd subsequently went mad and had to be killed. Within a short time throe of Mr. Matthew's children were taken sick, and ono died after lying totally unconscious for three weeks. Tho other two are very low and it is hard ly probablo that thoy will live. It is generally believed in the neighborhood that the sickness of those children was caused by drinking the milk from the cow while she was affected with hydro phobia. At the time she was bit and bofore tho family suspooted that any thing was the mattor, tho cow was nilked and tho children was allowed to drink It. BEAUTIFUL THIMIS. Ilcnutlful fiioos arc those that wenr It matu re lilt 1.- if dark or fair Whole-wiiiled honesty printed there. Hcnutiflll eves are thoi that show, Like t'rvstal panes where heart-tiros glow, beautiful thoughts that hum below. ' beautiful lips are those whose word Leap from the heart like nontrs of birds, Yet whose utterance prudence trlnli. Beautiful linnds arc those that do Work tlint Is earnest, and hrave, anil true. Moment by moment the long day throu-;h. Heautlful feet are those that go tin kindly ministries lit anil fro Down lowliest ways, If (iud wills it so. Heautlful shoulders are those that hear Ceaseless bunions of homely cure With patient grace and dally prayer. beautiful lives aro those that bless Silent rivers of happiness, Whose hidden fountains few mav trues. -l.UMVt .Mug ..je. HOW SHE WAS WON. Elise Danforth was a plain young f;irl, but very sweet withal, for perfect icalth had given her line teeth, a clear complexion and a rosy tint in her checks that a ipieon might have envied. She was always cheerful and happy, loo, save at times when her jealous feelings led her to believe that Law rence Conily preferred some hand somer girl to her. She was not fond of society, and hated balls, but I here was a ball to bo given al the house of Mrs. Campbell she hail promised her mamma to attend, because her brother was at home from college and wanted to go. Now, Lawrence was going also, and had asked her permission to be her escort on the occasion. It was terrible she had to disappoint hint, hut he had said: "IMilcowill soon be oil' with some of the other girls and then I can gallant you all the sumo." Then1 was comfort in that, anyhow. Lawrence Coinly was very fond of Elise. He was looking for a wife, anil thought she would jusl suit hint, Willi her bright looks and old fashioned ways -for she really was old fashioned, helping her mother about her domes lie all'airs, rising in Ihe morning to sec that the breakfast was served in time and that Ihe lilllc ones were properly dressed before coming down stairs. Lawrence had a handsome bouse and a snug little fortune lo live on, and Elise in his opinion was exactly the little woman ho wanted to preside over his establishment, lie called lo see her every oilier day, and the quiel tallies they hail pleased them both better than society visits and ball room flirtations. Elise went to Mrs. Campbell's ball. As Lawrence bail predicted, Dulce soon deserted her for Kale Willowly, an old llame of bis, and being left till alone, Elise busied herself looking about for Lawrence and wondering where he eolilil be. The amusements of the evening had opened with a waltz, and as Elise cast her eyes over the dancers in search of her lover, what should they encounter but Law rence among the waltzers with Helen Williams, the very handsomest girl in the rooms, encircled by his arm, her face upturned to his; Elise even thought she could detect love glances passing between thcni. As soon as the waltz was over Lau rence wtis by Elise'.s side. "You were so long coining." he said, "and I was so impatient that 1 engaged in the wullz to pass the time away." What was it that madu 'Elise exam ine the expression of Ids countenance mora critically than usual? She was sure she saw a look of annoyance upon it. Was it any wonder! How could such a plain little tiling as she compare will, the beautiful girl he bail been dancing with? "But now that the fair recluse is really here," Lawrence continued in a tone that Louise thought bordered a sneer, "will she favor toe with her hand for the Lancers?" All through the Lancers Elise fancied he was thinking: "How self-sacrificing I am to dance with this girl, when I might have my choice among the belles of the room." Glances from lovely eyes that she intercepted on their' way to him seemed to reflect the same thought; and, although she could but acknowledge that he was making himself agreeable to her, there was a condescension about his manner that almost enraged her. At the close of tho dance they walked through the rooms and found themselves at last sitting in an oriel window in the library, where Law rence hoped to enjoy a few moments alone Willi Elise, instead of which she insisted that ho should leave her and seek another partner. In vain he told her that it was his greatest happiness to be in her company, that no other girl had any charm for him, for jeal ousy had so clouded her judgment that she was sure he was impatient for some ono to come and take her away, that he might bo free. She imagined thcro waB a cutting sarcasm in every word he uttered, and at last her feel ings grew so ungovernable that tears came into her eyes. Lawrence saw her distress. "What nils my little girl to-night?" he said, attempting to tako her hand. "How have I displeased you, dear Elise?" "Displeased mo?" she answered. "How could you do that? Ho; I want you to leave mo and lind a handsome partner!" At this moment James F'itzliugh, a man Eliso despised for his unrelincd manners, approached them, and on prctenso of having something to say to him sho took bis arm and left Law re noo alone. F'itzhugh was astonished to lind him self gallanting Elise through the roams; ho was not of her set and had engagements to fulfill. FMiso was not thinking of him. In her distress sho scarcely know whose arm sho was lcanintr on. Half an honr had elapsed, and again Elise went to tho library. Lawreuco was still sitttng thcro, looking out through tho hnlf-opcn window into the darkness, with deep gloom upon his brow. Tho girl would gladly havo knelt by his sido and asked him for a kiss of forgiveness. "Would you not liko to sit downP" Mr. Fitzhugli said to hor in his dosiro to got froo. "Oh, no!" she nnsworedj "I am not fatigued." . Then she rattlod on in the wildest straiu until she saw Lawrence's eyes sovoroly fixed upon her. When she relaxed hor hold on Fitzhugh's arm, as Judge, Blackwell addrossod her, the relcasod gallant slipped quietly away to tho refreshment room to re cover from his bewilderment. The Judge led Eliso to a seat, and while he was talking to hor of interesting law suits she was looking at Lawrence, who had at last quietly loft the win dow and was again dancing with Miss Williams. When the dance was over be walked through the rooms with Ihe lady on his arm. II suddenly occurred to Elise that she had heard tlt.it Miss Williams was rather disposed to like Lawrence. There was something very marked in the way she talked ami listened to him, ami then she was so very handsome! Oh, why did Law rence prize beauty so imieli? When they hail disappeared, Elise, this time leaning on the Judge's arm. promenaded through the rooms. In tho library oriel window Lawrence was sitting' with Miss Williams beside him. The twain were in clo c conver sation. Elise grew very angry. The Judge left her at' an early hour to go home. She had not seen hor brother the wholeevcning. Lawrence also has disappeared, and Elise felt sure he was still Mining with pretty Miss Williams. At length Elise en countered Mortimer Wilinol, an old friend of her father, forty-live, rich and line looking. At one time be had been supposed to have a partiality for her. That evening he spoke of the weariness of the life he was leading, and Elise answered mechanically. Neither Lawrence nor his partner had reappeared in the ball room. Once more Elise asked to be taken to the library, as the air in the ball l in was too oppressive. There, in the same corner, were Lawrence and Miss Williams. Elise saw the former draw Ihe curtain to hide tliem as she passed. It was like a quick and sharp knife thrust through her heart. Mr. Wiltnot drew Elise eway to a sofa in a de crted pari of the room, and, after a few moments silence, said: "This is, perhaps, neither the lime nor the place, Miss Elise, lo toll you I love you and have long wanted lo make von my wife. Do you think you could love me well enough to marry ine?" Without an instant's hesitation Elis-.-answered; "Yes." "My dear girl." said Mr. Wiltnnt. '1 am not young, and have very liltlc romance in my character. I cannot take your answer so quickly given. 1 tlo not wish you to hazard your happi- ness without ample consideration: tuk pie o k of :i month to think of tnv proposal and Ihen give me a reply Elise looked quickly up: it was the lirst time she realized what he bad been saying, and now lie had left Iter. Was sho then engaged lo Ibis man? Elise was sitting alone, utterly con founded, when she was slurtlvil by seeing Miss Williams approach her, saying; "Elise, dear. I have some thing to tell you!" Elise thought she had come lo in form her that Lawrence had ollered himself to her and triumph over her agony for this girl knew of their for mer attachment to each oliierso she put on her liveliest and kindest man ner, and said: "Well, dear Helen, have von en joyed the ball?" "Very much, indeed. Has Mr. Wil mot been amusing?" The startling avowal Mr. Wiltnot had made again passed out of the girl's mind. At the mention of his name she blushed scarlet. "Why," said Helen, laughing, "one would ihink he had been making love to you! Elise, dear, don't look so cross. I have a message from a be loved friend. Will von conic with iuo and receive it?" "Yes," answered Elise, calmly. Once again Elise was conducted to the oriel window. The curtain was drawn. Helen parted it a little way. and moved as if to enter. Elise fol lowed, sho stepped aside, closed the curtain, and withdrew. A pair of manly arms received Elise in a warm embrace. "Dear love," said Law rence, "by thinking me guilty of pre ferring another, you have made us' both miserable. Believe me, no one ever held a place in my heart but you! You have already told me I am Ileal' to you. Let us have no more mis understandings. Make me the hap piest man on earth by marrying me." Elise uttered mil 'a word, but her manner told Lawrence plainly enough that he was accepted. The next day in the midst of her happiness Elise suddenly remembered the reply she had made to Mr. Wilmot's. proposal. She was wringing her hands and cry ing out what a miserable girl she was when a note was handed hor which read as follows: "Mr. Wilinot presents bis compli ments to Miss Elise Danforth. Hav ing unavoidably heard a part of the conversation in the oriel window of Mrs. Campbell's, he begs to withdraw the inquiry he made last ulght. He hopes to bo allowed to tender his best wishes for Miss Elsie's happiness." -Itone Allison, in Philmlnlfhia fall. The TniriP Dollar and Its History. Of the trade dollar authorized by the act of February 11, 187U, and made a legal tender to the same extent as other silver coins, there was coined up to July, 1K7U, !?16,(i31,000, of which tl'-'.ililMOi? had been exported for "trade" purposes in China and Japan, leaving i?:),3Gl,S.li' in circulation in the United States. When lirst coined the l'JO grains of silver in the trade dollar were worth 102.5 cents in gold and 118.6 ccnls in currency, the gold value of a dollarnoto at that time being but 8(vl cents. By l7li, when congress took away from this coin tho legal tender quality which it was said the trainers of the act of 173 never in tended to give it tho value, of silver bullion had so declined that the trade dollar was worth but 81.8 cents. The auantityof silver in tho standard silver ollar being but 412 grains, its value was proportionately less. After the trado dollar ceascil to bo a legal-lender 20,8-10,!ll0 more wcro coined. When, in 1878, its coiuago was stopped, the total amount issued was $:i5,05!l,3t!0. Of this amount it is estimated that from $7,000,000 to ?8,000,000 remain in tho United States. Up to July 1, 1883, tho trado dollar would bring in Now York 119 cents, but a concerted movement being then made against horn, their valuo fell to 86 cents, and thoy passed out of circulation. Their popularity had not been enhanced by the fact that they had been bought at a discount by manufacturers and mine owners in Pennsylvania and olsowhero to pay out at their face valuo to their employes, so mat the agreement ot the New York produce dealers to deelino aftor a certnin date to tako the trade dollar was welcomed all over tho coun try as a slrrnal to nut an end to an odious practice. Tho bill which has just passed tho bouse authorizing the exchange br the treasury of standard dollars for trade dollars, dollar for dol lar, will have, of course, if it becomes a law, the effect of raising the value of the trade dollar to par. As bullion it was worth duringthe past yoar from 86 to 871 cents. The final passage of tne mil is considered uountiui. Main mort Sun. Dr. Sanford'i Liver Invtgorotor Cithsrli. Tonic. Will cure wbeo other medicines t-fiX Eliianiicl (ieihel. In Emanuel Geilicl, whose death, last Monday, was briefly reported by cable. Germany lost one of her brightest and most beloved poets. He was born in Lubeck, the old frceeily. Oct. IS, 1SI5, the son of Johaiin (ieihel, who, for fifty -two years, was the pastor of the Reformed church in Lubeck. From his father (Ieihel undoubtedly inherited lhat stronginixture of national patriot ism and love for monatvliical institu tions, amounting almost lo worship, which characterized all his poetical effusion mi j! estranged him during the trying revolutionary timcsfrom former friends like Froi'ligratli, Herwcgh, Kinkcl, ami others whose patriotism was coupled with a longing for n united Cormaiiy as a republic. Before Geilicl was :'o years old his poems at tracted attention and helped him to an appointment as teacher in I lie family of a nobleman in Alliens. During his two years' sojourn in (irceeo (ieihel published, toe'ether with E. Ciirttis, studies on (it k antiquities, which have remained a standard work. In IMii he reliirucil lo (lerinany and pub lished his tirst collection of iioenis. which have had ninety editions since i that time. Their principal charac-1 leristic isiheir melodious quality and' the depth of youthful feeling they pur- j tray, lie then published some trans-; bilious of Spanish poetry and a collec tion of political ms. whiel ntaiu : many a prophetic vision since then ful lilleii. 'I he king of Prussia, Frirderieh Wilholni IV.. the art-loving brother of Emperor Wilhclui. rewarded him by a life ponsi, in of :oo thalers annually, a gift which (ieihel never forgot.' In 115 lie made his lirst attempt at epic! poetry. "Kicnig Sigurd's KruiuKnhi'l" : being the tnosi important product of that time, and a work that compares favorably with similar works of Ten-! nyson's. The struggle of Selib'swig-llol-teiu ; for liberation front Danish rule enlist-J ed his sympathies at lliis time to a large degree, and bis songs and son nets nn that subject were quite in strumental in bringing about tin-war of lM'.i. A second collect ion of pooius. the , minus i, toiler, appeared during this period. i (Ieihel was ap pointed profc-.or of literature in the Munich university, and he henceforth i devoted himself largely to literary studies, paying some attention to the drama as well. His tragedies "Brun hild" and Siqilionishe." also poorly adapl'al to the stage, arc of great i literary value. Year after year he added to the number of bis small poems, ami also opened up lo (iormau readers the treasures of old Spanish and French poetry and general litera ture. The politieal events in (lerinanv , from Isihio s;o were favorite suli-! jeels for I ieihel. but in their treat ment he showed so much admiration for the house of Holicnzollern anil its rule that to some extent ho lost caste among his more republican brethren. ami canto lo be looked upon as a sort 1 of pin hi lnnr ilii to the court of Iter-. Jilt. The evening of his life (ieihel spent in Lubeck, in whose quaint old streets, full of historical reminiscences, j the tall, erect figure of Ihe silvery-j haired poet was sure to be pointed out ! to every visitor, when be look his walk 1 al noontime, generally followed by I tt ps of scliool-cliildren, for whom lie I had a great affection. 'flic Dynamite Gnu. I There lias been tested recently on our sou-coast a new kind of gun. which j it is hoped will he useful in protecting our harbors. It contains a dynamite cartridge which is expelled from the gun by air-pressure. Dynamite would , do very great destruction if jt should bo shot out of an ordinary caution; but as it explodes by anything in shape of a shock, il would naturally do more damage to the caution which expelled it than to the object against which it was directed. A gnu, however, has been invented to send a dy nauiile car tridge against a fort, or an appioacli ing iron-clad. Tho machine is upon exhibition in t!ie Dcluuintcr Iron Works New York. It looks like a forty- foot brass pipe, mutinied on a steel girder. This is the barrel and car riage of the four-inch dynamite pneu matic gun. It weighs a ton, and is capable of sustaining a pressure of 1,000 pounds to the square inch. The dvhuntitc c irtridge is encased ill soft metal, within a shell of brass, and fit ted with a wooden tab. H is expelled by compressed air. and when the pro jectile. Hying at speed, strikes head-on against a resisting surface, a hard metal pin embedded in the soft metal is forced into the fulminate al the head of the cartridge and discharges the dynamite. Should Ibis cartridge hit the deck of an iron-clad vessel il would tear it all lo pieces. It is claimed that this cartridge can be thrown three miles with n precision never obtained by gunpowder. Our government has been experimenting at Eort Hamilton, X. Y., and has done sonic wonderful execution. Should we have a foreign war, these guns would be our depend ence against foreign fleets, as we have no defences or any navy. It is said these dynamite guns may be used as liold-pieces, which would make war so destructive that it could not ho car ried on. Dcmorcst's Monthl; for ,V;. The Caricaturists. The story that Nast litis a life eon- tract for .10,000 a year with the Har per's is authentic. He is rich, com fortable, and happy. He has a beauti ful home; his house is described al length in the March I.ippiiuoU's Mmjn zinc, and bis home life is delightful. His position is perfectly assured. He has accomplished n greater work than any other caricaturist who ever lived. His reputation is tixed high. It can make no dill'ereueo to him if circum stances have made his relations to his paper nnonialotts. If he chose, he could break his contract tind use his pencil elsewhere. If ho chooses to draw a princely salary for doing little or nothing it is no one s nllatr but his own. What a carcor Nast has had com- fiarcd withothcrcaricaturists! Thomas iillrny, after getting all England by tne cars, uicu ot tictirium tremens. Hogarth's death was undoubtedly brought about by his controversy with Charles Churchill, tho poet, nud he- causo ho could not convince people that ho was greater as a historical painter than as a caricaturist. Goorgo Cruikshank'8 life was nlso embittered by a similar notion. Ho thought his etchings were mero trifles, but that his oil paintings were great. So they wero, in size, but the famous etcher had little idea of color or compost tion, Kobcrt Seymour committed sut cide. Ho was tho man to whose great vogue Dickons was at first indebted for the success of "Pickwick" the novel! t having been employed to wriio up to ine artist s etcmnes Seymour had a controversv with Gil bel t Abbott a' Becket, the author of the comic history of England, which John Leech illustrated, anil he also had a dispute with Dickon's over "Pick wick," and being nervous and -onsi-live, la' went out and killed himself. Kicliard Doyle looked forward to a great career on I'mici. but tile position that journal took toward Pope Pin Nono made him withdraw and lose the opportunity for wide fume and popu larity which he had sought. John Leech lived and died poor-as Cruik shank did. Matt Morgan's itutinioiy picture of the prince of Wales as Ham let, following the ghost of the roue George IV., and t lie even more oll'en sivc "Brown Study," with the bare legged gilly leaning on the throne, drove him from fame and fortune in England to n precarious and Bohemian existence in America, though be is now settled down anil doing well as the head of a pottery in Cincinnati, and as a designer of liihographic work. Iti France. "Chain died an unhappy death two years ago. Poor (iavurui, the trues' artist, except Leech, among the caricaturists, was in prison for debt more than once. His latter dav s were embittered bv the death of b:s milv son, Jean, whom he adored: and lo cap all the house in which he hoped to die was taken front him and "lluus inaniiizcd" from the face of the earth. Even in lierniany caricaturists have had a hard lot, the most noted in-danee being tiie father of "Mav ami Mau rice." ( In the whole, the lot of cariea lurists has been no more joyous than lhat of the famous clown who was tobl lo go and see hitn-clf as a cure for bis melancholy. -I'hihitL Ij-liin V, . . Slnittgc Attil tides in Heath. Prof. C. E. Brown-Seiiiaril writes) that at the battle of Williamsburg a ! I'niled Stales zouave was shot directly j through the forehead, as he was climb-! ing over a low fence, and his body! was found in Ihe last attitude in life:! one leg half over the fence, the body crouching backward. One hand, par-; tiallv clenched am! raised lo the level of the forehead, presented the palm forward as if to H ard oil' an approach ing evil. A hrakcinun of a freight car on tin' Nashville and Cballanoe-a rail road was instantaneously killed shot between Ihe eves, tired bv a bv a ' .ruor-1 rilla. The murdered man was .screw ing down the brakes al the moment of the shot. After death Ihe body re mained fixed, Ihe anus rigidly extend ed on the wheel of the bnikc. The pipe which he had been sniokitt'; re mained clasped betvv his teeth. The conservation of the last attitude can tako place in other circumstances than sudden death from wounds to the brain, tho heart or the lungs, although an injury to a vital organ is the most frequent causes of that phenomenon. A detail of United Stales soldiers, for aging near Goldshoro. N. I'., came suddenly upon a parlv of soul hern cavalry dismounted. 'Ihe latter ini niediaicly sprang to their . saddles and. after a volley had I n tired at them. I hey all but one rode away . That one was loft standing with one foot in the stirrup: one hand, the left, grasping tiie bridle-rein and mane of his horse, ho right band clenching Ihe barrel of his carbine near the muzzle, the bull of the carbine resting on the ground. The man's head was iiirned over his right shoulder, apparently watching t lie approach of the attacking party. He was called upon lo surrender, with out response, and upon a near ap proach ami examination ho was fouml lobe rigid in death, in t ho singular al titude above described. Groat dilli cultv was experienced in forcing the mane of the horse from his l"fl baud and the carbine from his right. On the battlefield of Beaumont, near Se dan, in l7o, the dead body of a sol dier was found half silting, half lying on the ground, delicately holding a tin goblet between his thumb and fore finger, ami direoting it towards an ab sent mouth. While in that position the poor man had hern killed by a can non ball which had carried awav the whole of his head and face except the lower jaw. The body and arms had been suddenly seized at tho time of death with il stiffness which produced the persistuncc of Ihe state in which thev were when the head was out oil'. Twenty-four hours had elapsed since the battle. President Arthur's Stable. There are three largo box stalls on one side, and six stalls on the other. The president's riding horse is the oc cupant of one ot the box stalls, tic is a sorrel gelding 7 years old. and about sixteen bands high. There is nothing remarkable about this animal. He is simply a good-looking, easy-riding horse, his principal gaits being pace and canlcr. The president frequently takes a ride on summer evenings, lie is a fair rider and fond of the exercise, lie has fcuc carriage horses, two in the bo. "stalls and two in the stalls on the othersiilc. Tliev aro all bays, about sixteen hands liigh. They are very stylish, and tire groomed to perfection. and either pair hitched to any one of the handsoino carriages, with Albert on the box, make a very striking turn out. Occasionally they are driven four-in-hand. Two other stalls are occupied by Al an Arthur's buggy team, one a ilaiu ldetonian gelding, .and tho other a Black Hawk marc. They arc driven a great deal, cither single or double, by their owner when he is at home, but while he is at college they receive only the necessary exercise. Alan Ar thur is a very darintr rider. He not only knows how to rule well, hut has plenty of nervo, and it takes a good horse to get the better of him. In one of the remaining stalls stands the littlo Indian pony which tho pres ident brought buck from Ins trip to tho Yellowstone country last year. He lias not yet made, his debut, but lie is receiving a course of training at the hands of Albert on tho Whito Lot drive. When by patience and careful training ho becomes perfectly docile ho will be driven by tho president's rtnnzntcr iMcllioto a dog-cart. He is a cute littlo thing, with roached mane and banged tail. His color is what is termed iu tho west as "painted," or "calico," and what the children call "circus," irregularly marked with white and brown in about equal pro poritons. Ho was presented to the president last summer by Sltarpnoso, an Arrapahoo cheif. Tho presidential party held a big pow-wow with the Indians last sum mer near Fort Washakie, on the Sho shone aercnoT, and presents were ex changed. Although the agency is held by the Shoshone Indians, thee is a band of Arrapahoos on it, and Sharp. nose is their oheif. Ho gave the pony to tne president as a gut tor ms daugn ter. The pony was takon along with a company of soldiers as far as Chey enne, and trom there shipped to Wash ington where he arrived early last fall, Washington Star. xt What G real Britain Pays to Keep l'p Her Royal Establishment, UtlC'itinlaiiil Unjust Taxation An ArUtocratle1 t'arllanii'itt -Uurutii'iiii Monarchies Cuin tmrril. Figures aro supposed geneallv to make rather dry reading, ays a Lon don correspondent. But all depends upon the subject. I never heard of a woman who was not glad to hear Ihe price of her neighbor's bonnet, and I do not think (here are many citizens of our glorious republic who'vv'll object lo being told how much it costs to run a iirst-class monarchy. My statistics will have at least one merit. They are eolleotcil from the best sources, and your readers may tcly implicitly upon their correctness. We will begin with Ihe queen and tier lamitv, lirst intitua - ting lhat one pound (.(.') in English money is equal to about S5; so that when there is a curiosity to know bow much is represented in our curreiiev. the amount given have only to be multiplied by that figure, 'and Ihe transformation is effected at once. For instance i'.'iiio will he Sc5U0: iii.H', .,'II.OOO; f 1,111 10, 1 11 III, si.",, 111)0. 0011. The annual allowance lo her majes ty's privy purse is I'lio.ono. jer household cpcnscs are t':lo:i,7i;u. The yearly expeimiture upon palaces ami other loyal rcsidei s is X'.'ili.o.'il. From the revenue of the Duchy of Lancaster she gets t'l.'i.ooo. The royal yacht and naval charges amount to L 10.775. The maintenance of roval escort ami tmhlarv chat'L'os is X'lii. 7x:l. TIIE COST OF .MONARCH j ( Ithef items swell I lie annual total of , maintaining the nation's military pres- l pay nls on account of the sovereign ( tige. leaving for other purpose's only j to f,'i;i!i,;l7:i. 'I'he pay incuts to Iheills K.lil. in the pound. The war c- 'i n's children are as follows: Tim ponses of the country last year were ! princess royal (crown princess of tier-; .Cll. U'o.75l. For Ihe information of j many I get- f sjiooa year. After her ' I hose who may desire to know bow j marriage a special grant of JJIii.ihio England compares with oilier Euro ! was made. The prince of Wales get- pean nations along the lines indicated ! from the country nuiiuullv a! t , in lliis letter. I have nreiiarcil the fol L'U'o.ooo. 'I'he duke of Edinbiirg, the lllke of Colimnicht. and llle duke of All (Ihe latter .-inee dead ) gel ; t'2i'..ooo each. Helena (nri ssChris ttan ) and Louise (marchioness of I.orne) receive a yearly allowance of i'li.oooeach. Oih'ereoiincclions of the reigning family who are in receipt of handsome stipends from the funds of (.real Britain areduke and duchess of Cambridge. Princess Augusta (ditch of Mccklcnburti-Strelii.i, the priun of 'feck. Princrss l-'reilerieu (baroness i Paweioanimingen ) her majesty's coils, i and two nephews. Prince Lcrningeir and Count Cloicbeu. 'I'he grand total I In this table, tin' i':)li.oou paid to the of twelve mouths' payment in eon nee- president of France, against i'S'.is,:o2 lion with the roy al family is tst;,;i73. i swallowed up annually bv tho roval In addition lo this lie ,iieen has gran- , family of England, makes a very favor ted pensionsiltiring the forty-live y ears 1 able showing for a republican form of of her reign which, up to the present j government. But the modest 111,0011 linic, liavo taken out of the treasury of : paid lo the American president puts tiie nation l!71-iiti. 'I'he queen, it the contrast in a still stronger light, should be remembered, is exempt although England, il should be noted, from income tax. She al one time, j is a model of economy in this matter through Sir Bobert Peel, then prime . compared Willi (icrtnaiiy, Russia, and minister, cxpre I to parliament her 1 Turkey. Little Sweden, with its pop voluntary determination to stand on a j illation of 4,500 lion, and its total an level wilit her subjects in ibis mailer. I uual revenue of a little over i'l.ooo. and Ihe announcement was received i 000, allowing its royal family to gob witb loud ami prolonged cheering, j bio a yearly 1 sunt of nearly i'i,250.oii. That was for'y-two years ago. when i staggers credulity, and is, perhaps, she was young ami impulsive, and tho most glaring instance of national the promise if kept at all was honored idiocy the world to-day is permitted to I'oi-only a short time. I behold! Switzerland' with its presi- Xo inconsiderable amount of Ihe , 'dentin! stipend of only i'lioil (.:(, 5oo) country 's revenue finds its way into ! shows up beautifully iu this list, the pockets of the aristocracy . Twou-1 1 will close with a few general slaty-eight dukes and their relatives have ' tisties. Last year Ibere were 7tll'.21ii held l.obl ollices in the last thirty-two registered papers in England anil years, ami for services (?) rendered 1 have depleted lie ex oiler to lilt tune of r.'.i.l,i;.ii:iii. tliirtv-throe marquise file families of have held 1,252 drawing in al! arls have in Ihe otVlees iu that time, 0.:io5.!'."iii. while '.'00 tine period gobbled up personally or through their relatives 5,!M13 ollices, and pocketed tho snug sum of f lH,. 1X1.202. making 11 total of .t'iit!.217.2l2. with the families of viscounts and bar till to bo hoard from. Of lliis sum the Atholes have received '117.-1 ill. I lie Beauforts 5 i),iiim, the Bed ford 55l.2ilii. the Marlboroiighs i;fi:i.25o, the (iraftons 1.115.K5ti. and the Hiehuionds l.i',oo.5oi). All Ibis in Ihirly-two years. Tho first duke of Grafton was an illegitimate son of Charles II.. as was also the lirst duke f Uiohtuond. Their relations to th" Merrie Monarch" brought these fam ilies not only title lull vast hereditary pensions, which are included in the above amounts lo give the exact figures, and to tint the mailer plainly tho people of England have bad to pay Ihe (iraftons 710,000 anil the Kich t muds i'l,2ii2,oiiil. in thirty-two years only, because their original ancestor enjoyed the distinguished privilege of being the mistress ot an English king who has been in his grave two hun dred years! And this sum is but a fraction of the total amount they have received, 'i'he pensions, moreover, arc to go on till the crack of doom. For pensions and gratuities connected with tho different departments of the governments more excusable and reputable than the above, but still ex ceedingly burdensome to the treasury the country is now paying about 13,533,000 11 year. The' salaries of cabinet ministers are as follows: Lord chancellor, 10.000; lirst lord of the treasury (premier), chancellor of the exchequer, secretaries of home, for cign, colonial, war, and Indian depart ments, 5,000 each: first lord of the admiralty, '1,500; live others 2,000 each The total income of the government Inst year was .s'.i,2.so,3.si, the expcndi turo falling below lhat sum to the amount of 276,755. Most of this money comas from the earnings of the trading and industrial classes. The anomalies of the English system of taxation aro very glaring. T'ho lands of the rich pay but 1,000,000 a year in land tax, while the pipe and pot of the laborer yield, in customs and ex cise duties," about 30,000,00(1. Tho estates bequeathed by the rich nt death pay, no probate and little succession duty, but the savings of tho frugal in tho lower and middlo classes aro taxed in these various directions to the tunc of six and a half millions n yoar. These shameful inequalities aro tho re sult of that wretched system of parli mentary representation whioh has kept both branches of the national legislature under tho control of a pampered aristocracy an evil which still continue; for to suppose for a moment that tho houso of com mons, which is called ""Tho Peoplo's Chamber," is nt all worthy of that name would be ne of the wildest con clusions an ignorant person could pos sibly roach. I have before me a table in which this branch of the legislature is disseoted. The summaries are as follows, many members, of course. being classed in two or throe of the different categories: Connected by birth or marriage with the aristooracy, 272; army and navy, S3; landed inter ests sons and heirs of peers, or great landholders, 277; law interests. 122; Jirjuor Interests, 18; moneyed interests, as bankers and brokers, L'5; official in terests, I huso w ho hold or have held positions under the government, ll.'l: railway interests, 11;); trading, com mercial, ami manufacturing interests, 155; labor, 2. Thus, of the ti;t!l incut' hers of the house of commons, only about one-lift li call be said to be truly representative of the industrial portion of the community, the oilier fotir-lifth. made up largely of persons connected with the peerage, iieing personally in tcrestcd in maintaining the abuses and inequalities which exist. II is obvious, per cent. therefore, that before any radical re- Hampton, Va., boasts the oldest form can lie expected a "totally differ-1 church in the country St. John's, cut order of men must be intrusted which was built in Biilt. with the law-making power. Inuc-I The cattle industry in this country complishing the last-named transform- i represents over -!;(. Mr'.KM.i head of dil ution much is looked for from the pond-! te, worth s1,5HI,pisi,iiii. ing franchise measure, which proposes ! A j,,,,,,.',, ,.,.. , jlllk.,Iinifv to admit two million of ihe working 1 classes of the cotintrv to the parlia- j inentary vote. Another lucasiirc fa irablc to the same result is Ihe cor rupt practices bill, passed last session, whose provisions will greatly reduce the cost of parliamentary election-. Tin' aggregate income of Groat Britain during the present century amounts to i.V.;i I l,L':i'i.70, and the ex penditures have exceeded that amount by the stun of lli!l.l:'o,5!i:i. Three-fifths of the money received came from eus tomsand exciseduties, and, on the other baud, foiir-liflhs of the disbursements went cither for war proper or for war debts ami preparations for war. That is, lo every pound of income, the trade and co nnierec of the country contrib uted lis. Id., while of every pound of ! cxpondilurc. His. Iltd. was uiiolicd lowing table, based upon the estimates of ihe several nations for the year Issl : iv. I t ".'WUI .s..:;i.M, rivoi '. i;..:s a.'.'oi in. i i.'ii C.'H'l 1. IK. HI me-i Moi'iVi '.'.riiiMi 4II.IO Ul-.IOI 4. 1 ti. ::ss l.lao.ri 1:. in.' lua.iM.) i.lmi'U Wales - l:io,:isii in the intiriuaries. hor od unions ami workhouses and the others in regular receipt of outdoor relief. Of flic total number 105.357 are reported as ahlo-hodicd. These paupers are kept from starvation by a household rate, the total proceeds of which amounted last year to S,250, 000. 'flic convictions for crime in Ihe United Kingdom for 1MS2 were 15,is. distributed as follows: England and Wales. ll.ii'.HI; Scotland. 1.1MI: Ire land. 2,255. In the year lSIO. wilh a much smaller population, the total convictions were 15,177. From that time until the present a gradual dimi nution lias been indicated. 1 lie total number of persons taken before the magistrates for drunkenness in Issl was 281,854 -England and Wales. 17-1.- (81; Scotland, 28,800; Ireland, 78.573. Ihe working population of the cotin trv is divided as follows, each division tnbraeiiig a fair proportion of females: Professional, 481,1157; domestic, 1,- 117,782; agricultural, 2.010,454; com mercial. (il3.710; industrial, ,1,184.201. In 1881 there were 1,006 persons killed mil 4.571 injured by railway accidents in England. The same yoar 072 Brit ish ships were wrecked, resulting in the loss of 3,187 lives, which reminds me that if I should seek to compress inv more figures within the limits of this letter my reputation as a corres pondent might be wrecked. Locks of Presidential lltiir. Very few of the people who stream through tho National museum know, 1 fancy, that small locks of hair taken from tho heads of the presidents, from Washington lo Pierce, are carefully preserved in a glass-covered box in one of the exhibition cases. They nre interesting as the only relies of the bodies of our chief magistrates. Wash ington's hair in this collection is nearly pure white, lino and glossy. That of John Adams is also whito, but coarser. Jelferson's hair is rather coarse, and in color a mixture of white and sandy brown. Y'ou seo that in his youth It must havo been remarkable for its bright color. Madison's hair is coarse, a mixture of white and brown, Mon roo's is fine, smooth, and of its origin al dark auburn In color. The hair of John Quincy Adams is of the oddest color; it is coarse, and colored liko a yellow-gray cat's cyo. Gen. Jackson's hair is a coarse white. Van Huron's is white, lino, and smooth. Cicn. Har rison's is fine and white, with a slight admixture of black. John Tyler's hair is mixed whito nnd brown. Folk's is almost a puro whito. Taylor's is whito, strcakod with brown. Millard Fillmore's on the other hand, Is brown, with a few whito Streaks, Franklin Pierce's is a dark brown, fine and soft. Washington Cor. Philadelphia Htcord. My pretty neighbor was discouraged and full of trouble last week. "So much work to do, and baby so fretful with cold and teething," and it was only after she looked at her trials in a diflerent light that she could see any straight way out of them. Without consciously reasoning it out, the thought Hashed into her mind that "baby is my work; baby must be oared for and be made comfortable, and then if there is time for other things I will do them." It was a species of hero ism which was developer in my neigh bor. To let her bouse "go," as she expressed it, to givo far less attention to the table and iw needs, and to cul tivate a calm mind in a somewhat dis orderly house waa an accomplishment or a viviucy ui uuuu over mauvr, .NOTES OK THE DAY. Fig brandy, il is reported, will be a future product of Ventura county, Cal. Il is stated that there are six hun dred lunatics at present in the Texas jails. A San Antonio paper has ti column for the ladies headed "Pwwder and Bangs." Goat uii'ii are very successful about i I'vuldc, Tex., most of them raising 100 bicycle riders for injuries received has been organized in Loudon. There are now 72,miii growing tree in Washington, laid at regularintcrvals along 125 miles of line streets. Horner, the Cincinnati convict, is shoveling saml in the penitentiary, preparatory to learning the molding trade. 'I'he Massachusetts supreme court has decided that fhctuxution of moneys invested in real estate inortgaires 'is illegal. Springfield. Mass.. has a local gym nast wlio packs himself into a box measuring 22 inches long by 17 wide aud 15 high. In nineteen private galleries of New York arc pictures worth j'o'.ooo.uoO. underbill s form the most costly sin gle collection. i A signboard, marked "Six miles to i Montgomery, Ala.." was found in the mountains after the tornado, 250 miles front Montgomery. The Kentucky bouse of representa tives has passed a bill prohibiting bi cyclists from using the public roads of most of Ihe counties in that state. Seven hundred pictures form Ihe spring exhibition of the New York Academy of Design. Over eighteen hundred were sent to the committee. George Dunawav. of Randolph coun ty. Georgia, had ii fretful child. He attempted to whip it recently, where upon his wife drew a pistol and kitted Into. That aneiont steamship, the Beaver, the lir, I steam vessel to outer the Pa eilio, is advertised for sale at Victoria, B. ('., to satisfy a judgment in a law suit. 1 Emaiieipation Proclamation Coggs wcll is the naiiu' of the a-sistant post master at Wesley villo. O. He was born on the day the proelumatiou was issued. A 4-year-old boy at Felicity, ()., is tiie sensation in that town, as he can or is alleged to be able to read books and papers at sight, though he was never instructed. Only a thousand fishing boats will bo run 011 the Lower Columbia river, Oregon, this season - a falling off of live hundred boats from last season in the salmon fisheries. 1 Enormous quantities of fish have I n taken in nets in Jefferson county, New York. Game constables made a raid la-l week and captured and burned a number of the nets. A fluid extract of tobacco, with halo-oil soap, is recommended by the slate inspector of fruit pests in Califor nia as a sure way of exterminating the destructive red spider. Il is said that a number of the ne groes who recently went to Arkansas ltoni Anderson county. South Caro liaa, arc dissatisfied, and arc trying to gel money logcl back homo. The herring catch for the winter is reckoned at eighteen million lish. Portland, Me., shipped fifty cargoes to Boston, and Gloucester, Mass., and East port shipped sixteen thousand bar rels. Athens. Tex., has lifty-live voting men and only eight young ladies. Some of the eastern cities should form a woman's emigration society and send out a supply of superfluous voting latlies. A crank who represented himself to be the slay er of President Lincoln, and who said be was then on his way to see President Arthur to recover !?1,000,000 due him, was recently arrested at the white house. An infuriated bull at Laredo, Tex., recently made an attack upon the un finished wall of a brick building which was eighteen feet high and thirty feet long. He succeeded in knocking the whole of it to the ground. The latest use devised for paper is the making of carpets. A Connecticut man is reported to have taken out patents for processes by which beauti ful and substantial carpets can bo made of paper at very low prices. 'I'he mail pouch for Promised Land, Long island, was lost overboard two years ago, as the mail boat was con veying il from Spriugs, nnd was found upon the shore the other day. A hole was worn in it and tho mail had wash ed out. An Alliens, Ga., lawyer who was lately employed in a case to defend a narrow-gauge railroad in order to se cure his fee took the road ns a retain er, while the company agreed to issue bonds to pay the amount when the case ended. Mr. Ewinglshcll, of Lexington, Ky has something more than a patriotic interest in most of our holidays. In the first place ho was born on Wash ington's birthdnv and his wife on Val entine's day; while, of his four children, ono was born on tho F'ourth of July and nnothcr on Christmas. The squatters are onco more doing business on tho ocean beach and near tho terminus of tho Park and Ocean . railroad, San Francisco. Tho refresh ment booths nre small, compact and clean, and tho owners have a respecta ble appearance. Mahlon Linton, of West Pike Run, Washington county, Pa., constructed a pond on his premises about a year ago and placed three carp in it. A day or two sinco he drained the pond and found between six hundred and seven hundred fish in it. The latest reports from the seal fisheries in the neighborhood of Cane Ftattery, Washington territory, indi cate that the vessels engaged have met with very gratifying success. Up to the cloto of March the fishing schoon ers had captured 693 seals. A North Carolina man, whose house , was demolished by a tornado the other night, afterward found bis watch hanging on a small limb of a tree that had blown down in the yard, the chain wrapped several times around the limb. It was ticking away as if noth- ing had happened. An other man, who always Icopt agun at tho head of his bed, was found shot through the body and the gun lying near him empty.