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GIFT CONCERT.
UNION NATIONAL
G I FT
CONCERT!
TO BK GIVEN AT
"•""SRITH & NIXON’S HALL,
CHICAGO, JULY 6, 1866.
100,000 Splendid Gifts valued nt »#9e
Ov «, will be presented te the
Ticket Holders.
NO. OF TICKETS ISSUED I.OOD.OOO.
Price 91.00 Each.
GREAT INDUCEMENT. FINE CONCERT.
LIST OF1 GIFTS.
1 OIK In Ronl Katnte. rnnUellug of Lot 3, In Blork
dfi Klntl.'t Addiltoo to Chicago, on Rueb
9treot. being 50 by l«u fret, reland it • IM**
XO Lot. In Blind’* Addition to Chicago, e lined At *>,Kb
196 One-loorth »rr* Lot* In W® B A*or » l»t
Addition to Hyde Pori uid Wood Leva retard
„ . . . ... 10,00b
1 v"hole «roti.>n at land in WhlteUde Co., IB.,
it..iru il B 32, T 1», R. T, vilued it - IB,MO
Total $50,000
1 Gift lo Grvrn barks,.
t> Gift#', u Grwabarks, each $10,000, - JO.'w
.0 Gift# in Greenbacks, $5,WO*1, * * 50.000
Uifta in Greenbacks, * a ch #4,OUO. - lO.flob
Ivin II real »*tat». coosi-tlngof E. $, N. W. } »,
T. 85, B. 18, being 5 miles wee* of Oliicago,
valued at.* 10,000
1 Gift in reel eflttie, con-listing of P. W. $ 8 E.
f 81. T 18, K 4, and N Vf |, M. 1. i 8. T, T.
*7 R 4, tu JuoeanCo , Wis , valued at - ^ 9,900,
5- Gifts in real e»tate, bein* fifty lota n Brand** j
Addition to Chicago. *jcIi $1,000 - 50,060'
60 Gif’s in Pi* no*, each valued at $800, 40,0001
ldO Ol/U in seta of ]>arldr furniture, each #500, 50,040 (
»0 Gent’s Gold Watches, each $96*), * 50,0 0.
M0 Gifts in Ladies' GoM Watches, each #4U0 40,000
Am# Gifts in feewing Machines, each $lu0, w 000
l.uOO Gifts In American Silver Watches, each #oft, 65,$»X>
•sOu Gifts in " ** “ *4
1.000 G’fts In Silk Drees Patterns each $$5, - 65,000
4,806 »1 <ts in Silver Cake Baskets, each $40 $0,000
1,00$ Gifts in Silver Platrd Carters, each $10, . 10,#00
10 "«• Gifts In sets Of Hirer S|«ns, each p. - 8i,$60
10,*i)0 Gifts In set* of Silver Forks, each $8, • 80,000
10 lOO Gifts in Ooid Clasped Album, each $4, 40.000
10.000 G*fU In Literary Bovk- each $4, 46,000
10*mu GifU in Cutlery, each $8 50, - - fih.Ort*
10,000 Gifts In P-K.ket Kn.ree, each $9, - • ®,000
10,040 Utns ia Gift Hooks, each $1, - - 10,60$
Ui.tid# Glfta lo Receipt Books, aach *1, • IB*®#®
13,176 Gift* la article* worth from *1 to *4. •
Total amount of Gifts, *M0,CM
Th« .1 rawing will take place, after the Cowart, on Ur
stage of tb< Optra boom, where 10 000 peraon* can
whose* It A Commute* will be appointed by the
eudieDce to anper inlet d the mine. All parchaaw* and
agent* wlU be eoppOed with correct Hat* of drawing K
toon aa publtabed Par .lea bolding tickets wtB ratals
tbeir antll after the drawing and tf their number ap
peal* In the Hat df drawn nombere, they will forward
their Tirketa ImaradlaMr, with tall dlrectioni aa t* the
■hipping of Oooda or kfrmeye. Ttcketa ara for rale at the
principal Horn la. Bank and Mark Store*, tad at oar ad
ice, 144 Madteon street Price *1.00 each, mat by
mail on receipt of price end atamp for return pontage.
Uoad amU RmaUt Agmti Want'd in every City. Tow a
and Tillage In the Catted Staler, to whom great taduor
tnenta are offered.
SrrcuL Tikm oa Cun Rams-Any party pro
taring a club of 8 or marc name* for Ticket*, and for
warding us the money fbr th* oar, wUi be allowed the
f .lowing mmlmlou, via: wowillmnd
6 Tickato to oat addrem for 84 50
10 •• •• •• “ . tt.00
30 »r •• •• •• . 17 00
go ar tt rr tr . So 26
,0 •» •• •* “ . 36.00
50 ' •• *• . 48.00
10# •• “ “ “ - S».««
to retry cam lend the name of each aubaerlber, and
the r P 0. Addrem, with Towa, Ooaaty and State In
full. Money by Draft, P. O Order, Express, or In Be
g-aterod Lwitore may ue mot at our raak.
Addrem all < ummunkatlona to
BRYAN. ROSBROOK k CO.,
P O. Drawer 60*7.
100 Madlena St., ihkage, UL
The proprietor* will donate loth# rloam ‘fib#
Friendless, Chlcato, #8.000. There wUI be #8,000 re
■erred from the peraon receiving the $30,000 GUI, which
• will be donated to the poor through the Young Men’s
Curl attar. Aaaoctatlon, and from the peraon receiving
the #30 000 Gift will be reaervad #2 000, which will be
donated to the St.idler*1 Hume, Chicago : and aim from
the peraon* receiving the #10,* 00 Gift a In Greenback*, j
will be reserved #500, making *3,600, which will be
donated to the different Orphan A ay turns of the City of
Chicago A pertict title will be given lo all uf tha ahoy*
Real festal*. j
At the reqoeat of Mr. Croaby, Manager of Croaby’ Op-1
era House, we have changed tha place of hoMiug the
Concert from the Opera H->um to Smith k Nixon’s com <
modi, ua ltall, which haa been engag d for that porpoae. {
CLOTHINOi
SPRING AND Sm STYLES!
MCCURDY & CO.
Fashiousble
CLOTHIERS;
DEALERS in
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS, ETC.,
ALSO
YOUTHS’ k BOYS’ CLOTHING
OF EVERT DTSORirTIOV,
No. 58 Dearborn Street,
f \ .1
BETWEEN RANDOLPH AND LAKE,
♦ efc CAGO, ILLINOIS.
tta. liberal patronage i-ritowed da a*
part year, we reepectfally eoMcH a coaitiwvaaae of
da at oar
EW STORE.
^Hfcert, by rtrlet attention to ut« want, ef oar «ad
toniera, w* bope to
PLEASE ALL WHO CALL ON UR.
Oar facts tlaa are inrlrailad by uiy boat* la tba Wat,
and oar good, are of tba
Beft duiity and WorkauuMkip*
At NO RUNNERS trc tnpi w% art aa|M la
glee oar cutdOMra the fall rain, of tb4r lannc. mating
uoaSAwt that r a can adt ail
McCURDY A CO.
JOHM McCCT.PT, JOBS ■. TOll, I
^ ~ Chicago, UL (86tf.) Lodagtea, Xj. J
arms and legs.
Artificial Legs and Arms.
Moldler* Farabhed oa Woierw
nva Actoaal.
lUforc pnreh»«o* *riMelei Unix •farther., tw mrt
and Mr Dr Nt*. Ufe ibvmILmm, which far Natural
■eat, VhratnrM aad NaiaMBtr aaaaM ha mrpaned.
Applj at rithrr ef thr folio wiaf oBcas ;
Loodou, ti.gtand No. th La* enter Square, New Vork,
•M Br.xdwajr; Htchiaond. Va., sear the Pnat OWoe;
Ann**, <}» , Second Door from Poja Utter . Now Orlrauo,
La . TT Carondolrt etrMt: Memphis, Trna., BdV Niln
olre«t, Naohvtlir, TaaD„ hi ihr Citjf Hall; Cincinnati
0., to We«t Fourth alrrrt; Chicaga. 1" . opposite Foad
Office. Adores*
DOUOLAI BliY, V.
AlATOHlSt AMD At AUHlf P. 0.
Sega for ft'amptets. .
A Kong tor the Man Mho Labors.
Bt waluci oacclli.
A King foi th* mau who labors,
A stave for the non of loll;
Whether he work* at hrr, latha, or beiacb,
Or till* the generous toll
His la the Id do, eodmt soul,
His Is th* trusty heart ,
Hit are Ar^e from the gulling chalas,
forged by dwceiuul art.
Honesty beams wpou bis brow,
Truth glow* In nia flashing rye,
And he walk* the earn with the oiuacioas tread
Of Katun ■ nobility.
HI* brown h*nd give* a cordUi grasp,
His *p**ch i» true and plain,
And hit brave heart melts wiUi sympathy,
At the anguished cry of pain.
Then flliyt np with red, red wine,
Aad pledge with uie a toast.
To a he: o arreater by for than ail
That hUtcry cm boa*t.
Hvre's s wealth to the man who labors,
Who earns his daily bread ;
Whether at looiu, or plow, or anvil,
Or by the bruins within hi' hr-ad.
—K$ Industrial and Vomm^rrial Oasrtis.
Tbe Third linr of AaklNff.
“Well, Flory, you are certainly bent on
conquest to-night. I never saw your sober
ladyship look half so charming before,” said
my sister Alice, dropping me a very playful
courtesy as I cauie towards her, and very
sincerely returned ber compliment.
Vanity apart, and judging ourselves by
the standard of each other, I tbink 1 may
■ay that we were a very presentable pair of
d*but‘iiiUt ae we stood there arrayed
for our first ball. We were twin sisters,
just 17 years of age, although 1 was gene
rally distinguished as the elder, on account
of my more “sober” character. Alice's i
golden hair, violet eyes, and non warm
color, ware ail retkoted in my ease in paler,
fainter tints. We were alike, but she was
far mor<* brilliant than I was in eveiy res
pect. She was the noonday, and 1 the even
mg. As I stooped to arrange the wreaths
of trailing ivy whit4 looped up the delicate
white tulle dress, she whispered, half laugh
ing, half blushing, “Wilfred Auder.->ou will
be there, Flory. Do you think he will re
collect me—that is, us?” ■*
“Do yon think he will forget ns—that is,
youf" I retorted. “You have tbe advan
tage of me, Aliy—one more pleasure to look
forward to among the many wa are antici
pating. Now, 1 expect no old friend, no
Wilfred Anderson to turn up for my espe
cial benefit to-night.”
“Aha I we shall see, sober Flory,” said
Alice, dancing about. “For my part, 1
should not be surprised if—.’'
“Are you ready, children ?” interrupted
my mother, approaching the door in her
neb black ailk and point lace cap, looking,
as Alice protested, “much prettier than
either of naand in five minutes more we
Were on our way to the ball.
My father, though by no means one of its
wealthiest inhabitants, had long held a good
position in bis native town. There he had
married my mother, the daughter ef a highly
influential land-owner, and there he bed re
sided throughout an active and energetic
career, following the profession of a physi
cian. We, Lis only children, had seen little
of the world beyond the immediate neigh
borhood of our home; and to this day my
brightest and most enduring memories sre
clustered around that dear, quaint liule
town, with its gabled streets, over the very
shop windows of which grape vines wreathed
with proud luxuriance, its noble church,
and its anciently endowed grammar school.
On the latter institution kldoun was especi
ally worn to plume itself; and ind ■ed the
groups of gowned and trencher-capped
youths loitering in tbe sunny market place,
or congregated under the fine old walnut
tree* which overhung the cloistered walls of
the grammar school, added not a little to the
respectability as well as to the picturesque
character of the place.
Three years previously to the date of my
stovy, W lifted Anderson had been a senior
scholar at Eldouo, and there had somehow
sprung up a sort of hoy and girl liking be
tween him end my pretty little sister ; for
our father, who had a rare sympathy with
all school lads, and who especially regretted
I is ring no sons of his own, would frequently
j» those heps whose manly, healthful
interest in out-door sports accorded with bis
peculiar tastes, home to his house, where
many an ardent discussion on angling,
cricket, etc., took plaoe round our cheerful
tea-table; the doctor holding forth like an
oracle, and hie young guests drinking in his
words as eagerly as if Ms had realty been
aucb. W ilW Anderson tea always s
special favorite; bat wham he same to hid
us «Mi bya, before going to Cambridge, it
«MHt my father’s hand he held the long
eat, nor wjr father's iace he looked at last
Tha ted af 18 want away, firmly believing
hiramlf the meat saraiy triad of constant
lovers, and Ally's bright eyes were doodad
for at least three days after his dupwtnre.
It has been questioned whether any of the
pleasures of our tree anna up to the expect
ation* we had formed af them. I think,
however, I may safely aay tha. our first ball
did. Everything appeared to ear enchant
ad eyas aanlsnr da rasa. As for Alice, be
fore tha had bean five minutes in tha room,
Wilfred asms to claim bar hand, looking al
together so manly, baodaome and happy,
that d was no woader aha Mt proud of his
evident admiration, and hi bar own frank,
inoaoant manner, showed that tha pleasure
af that meeting was mutual. Presently
Wilfred earns up to me.
ufftea Odherv" be said, in a tew votes, “1
want yew m taka pity an a friend of mine.
Ba » my callage tutor—am excellent follow,
though ha baa nothing to boast of either as
r
regards (Wee or fortune. There he is. May
( mtroda.e him !*s
tail, gravo-l"ofcin* man, with broad should
ere aod heavy, irregular features, only re
deemed from positive ugliness by the ex
pression of bis clesr, soft grey eyes, at once
so intelligent and kind* that their first
steady look at me gave lue a pleasant sense
of confidence in their owoei. Instead of
the formal inclination which usually marks
a first introduction, f ins'inetively put out
my hand, which he as Instinctively shook
with a cordial grasp.
“Mbs Gilbert— my friend, J"hn Owen.”
A few words of mutual eotomonplace fol
lowed, and Wilfred then left us to devote
lnm»elf anew to Alice. During the r«m*iu
der of the evening Mr. Owen and 1 improv
ed Our acquaintance rapidly , and I assured
Ahc , who, during onr drive homeward,
rallied* me note little on my peculiar fortune
in caplivauug the ugliest man in the room,
that I had never met with so sensible a com
panion, papa always excepted.
“Thank yen, my dear,” smiled our father
Three happy weeks succeeded, enli^ned
by skating excursions, walking jwrtiae, sud
many gather age round the evening
Wilfred and .is friend were continually
I with us, and still John Owen’s place was ever
at my side W’hat my feoluigs towards him
at this time really were I ctri scarcely tell
Girl-like, I was battered by fhe evident
pleasure which this man. so lar my superior
in aee and intellect, found in my society,
but as yet 1 had not learned fully to appre
ciate his excellence. Consequently it was
with no peculiar emotion that 1 heard the
announcement, one afternoon, tnat the next
day would witness his departure.
Wilfrid and Alice—no** openly betrothed,
and only waiting until the latter should bare
completed his college career to be united—
were seated in a distant window, in the fast
Ul'ing winter twilight, exchanging ioTers’
confluences; and 1, with my fainor and M\
Owen, sat around ill* fireside. Present!)
there waa a ring at the bell, and the foi uiu
was aumuioi.eJ to his surgery. John Owen
began to express his regret at our approach
ing separation.
"Yes, indeed,’ 1 replied, "I am sorry ?ou
are going. We shall ail miss you very
much.”
As I spake I glanced at W ilfred and Alice ;
but my coon nan ion did not, or would not
see the glance.
“ Ah I” he repeated earnestly “ Are you
really sorry ? Uh, Florence, call it madness,
presumption, if you will; but 1 must speak
I must till you, before we part, how dearly,
bow devotedly I love you ! Yet what have
i to hope ? I, a poor college tutor, home!es>
and penniless ; while you—Florence, forgive
me.’’
u0b, hush, hush!” 1 ctied, tearfully.
“Do not speak such words! Indeed, I
never thought of ti ia. I do not love you
1 do not seem to kmw my owo heart as
yut.”
“ Enough, Florence,” be replied, with
calm, sorrowful dignity. “ An, child, had
you known it, you would net- r have triiieu
with my heart as you have done.
A strong, yet not unkindly grasp, was
laid upon his shoulder.
“ Right, Owen,' said my father, who had
entered unobserved—“ she is & child. Think
no more of this weakness, John, my good
fallow Had it been otherwise, scarcely
could 1 have given my daughter to a man,
however estimable, who has no home to
offer her. Flory, shake hands with Mr.
Eidoun, and go to your room.”
John left Eldon the next morning, I did
not see him again. * *, *
“ Boui oot thyself at to-morrow, for thou
knowest not what a day may bruit- forth.”
Who has < ot fell the truth of these inspired
words ? Within one short week after the
events above narrated, my father whs a
ruined man. The failure of a bank, wherein
all hie fande bad for years been deposited
reduced us at once from a degree of com
parative affluence to the verge of necessity.
My father's temperament was not well cal
culated to withstand these icverses; he was
seized with a kind of mental paralysis which
rendered him totally unable to pursue his
calling as a physician ; and in this extremity
we judged it the wisest course to comply
with the urgent entreaty of a sister of his,
long settled in Australis, that we would go
out, and try our fortune in s new world;
hoping that the voyage might alt i be hece
flcial in restoHng my dear father’s mind to
its wonted healthy tone. My mother's
family provided the necessary funds for out
passage and outfit—not wholly ungrudgingly,
it must be confessed, for few aud far be
tween are the *• brothers born ibr adversity;”
and it was a matter of great thankfulness to
ay mother and myself that our sweet Alice
was exempted from our trials, being the
happy little wife of Wilfred Anderson, now
established as junior partner in s Arm of
eminent eohei'ors in th-o neighboring county
town, of whic^ his father was the bead.
Nevertheless, u was with a heavy heart that
I f-spared to quit Eldoun, the scene of all
my pMt happy \fe; and when the last bustle
and exciter et of packing were over, when
we turned 17 for the last time from the
door of th bouse we had all our lives called
“ home,” 1 sought shelter under the roof
ef s kind fro id, who bad urged us to spend
our last i tning days in England with
her, my fort -do gave way, and like the
patriarch of eld, i “ sought where to weeps
and 1 entered into my chamber, and wept
there."
I was recalled to myself by a message, re
questing my presence down stairs. Hastily
drying my tears, I obeyed the summons,
sad descended to the parlor. My parents
were both there, and with them a gentleman,
whom, in the darkening gloom, I failed to
recognise—only for an instant, however.
One elasf) of that friendly fiend, and my
heart sprung up, sn unspoken welcome to
John Owen.
It needed not many preliminary words to
explain to me the object of his coming. The
new* of my father’s trouble had reached Mm
in a distant part of England, whore he had,
through the influence of Wi'lard’a father,
obtained a curacy, on the letter's quitting
Cambridge. Edit of sympathy for our mia
fortunes, he had Mat no tine in hastening
to Ehtaan to proffer consolation and ndvioe,
and implore me ones mors—trim and nan
stmt heart I—to share bis lot, .now mare
prosperous than my own. As yet, he was
ignorant of our inteodnd emigration.
h U cannot bo, John;" I answered, trying
t» «wk firmly. “ CM hfaos yon for yaw
generous offer.hqtHaaan^ be 1 My place
u with mi honored parents, now; nod I
00aid novet bear to gee them set sail for tw
distant land afcue." ^ “
* Bat mast they got” asked poor Mm,
££K?f:. “** •"*■« ” *— *»
♦Ho, fay good friend,” replied my moth
er, steadfastly. ** All is arranged now; our
passage is taken, and we most follow the
destiny which ia loading us on. But, Fkiry,
my poor child,” she added, regretfully, 141
grieve to stand in the way of her prospoot
of happiness. Perhaps, even now-”
“ Mother”, I interrupted, laying my hand
upon her arm, " do not try to shake my re
solution. I must go with you and papa.
And believe me, Mr Owen, that is now my
true and only reason for turning a deaf ear
I to your pleading!. I am wiser, if sadder,
' than I was a year ago.”
| 44 Is it indeed so ? ” said John. 41 Do you
Inve me at last, my Florence' Then 1
can bear all, even this bitter disappoint
ment ; and believe me, my darling, that the
vtwy act which destroys my hopes raises
you higher than ever in my estimation.
Ikiwtil, Florence' May heaven bless yout
good works, and prosper you all'"
He turned to tuy father and mother and
warmly shook their hands. Then he paused
before leaving the room.
“ One ki*t„, Florence," said he, ** it is the
last time !”
What could I do but vield? For one in
stant lie strained me to his heart—the next
he had left me, and the wind moaned sadly
round the gables, and the night fell darkly
round. * * * * e •
It was a glorious evening in July ; all
around spake peace to the tried and tired
spirit, and f.'.led it with the ineffable calm
which sometimes comes through the me
dium of quiet and beautiful scenery to the
neart which, amid all its worl lly cares, has
not lost the freshness of its love fur holy
nature. Tears rose unbidden to my eye*
as 1 gazed on the dreamy loveliness of the
landscape which lay before me, bathed in
the golden light of sunset—tears which
"lit uui an suriowlul : aud memories of
the old dear day* at Eiduun for a tune die
pelled the recollection of many a heavy and
scathing trial which had come to me during
the last seven yews. Ah, me ! I was
only bve-and-iwenty, yet my youtb-tiine
seeiutd very far awa; . so much had come
and gone in that seven years. The first
long voyage, the At -trahan experiences,
which tied promised bnghtly at first, until
a malignant fever swept away my lather,
aunt and uncle in a few days; tbe sorrow
ful leaving of our dead in their lonely bur
ial-places in the bush; and the subsequent
return of my widowwl mother snd myself
—s second Naomi and Ruth—to the’ old
country, still called borne, though offering
now no certain homa to either of us—all
this ouline, filled with a crowd of attend
ant details, seemed to compress a life’s
history into the shart space I have men
tioned.
And now my dear mother had found a
home with her own kindred, aud tbe same
refuge had been offered to me ; but my na
ture rose in proud rebellion avsinst a life of
d p ndence on others. Co* „;uently I bad
sought snd obtained a situation as govern
ess. My new abode was m s picturesque
part of Devonshire, and something in its
bowery lanes and sunny fields r minded me
irresistibly of my girlhood’s home. I was
s much better walker than were my little
pupils, and on the evening I have mention
ed I was on my way to a distant village
church, (it was Sunday,) in order to be
present at the evening service. Rising
from the seat I had temporarily occupied
on a fallen tree, 1 pursued my road, and tn
due time arrived at the aacred edifice. I
entered, and was shown to a large, old-fassh
ioned, square p_w. The officiating clergy
man was a young man, s perfect stranger to
oie. 1 listened, earnestly at first, but grad
ually with di racted thoughts, as the service
proceeded, ti . s new consciousness sudden
ly aroused my whole attention. The intro
ductory words which preceded the sermon
were pronounced in a clear, full voice, which
rang through every chord of my memory
like a strain of music.
I hail been sitting in the corner of the pew
with my lace turned away from the pulpit,
and now 1 did nut move. No look was
needed to assure me whose voice it was
that was speaking, in the old eloquent tones,
those words of comfort and counsel. Lika
a flood of light, there came upon my spirit
the joy and confidence of earlier years,
never for an instant thought that there
could be a change in that noble generous
nature; and when at last the pastor’s voice
ceased, I turned and gazed with loving rev
erence on the face (homely, perhaps, in the
eyes of others, but more attractive than all
><n tbs would beside to me,J of my true and
dear friend, John Owen.
as 1 turned, our eyes mei in spue 01
toy altered appearance, my faded cheek, my
heary black dress, I saw that his recogni
tion of me was iustantaneou«. I left the
church, but lingered in the churchyard, for
j I was sure he would join me there. And I
was right. ••••••
Not many weeks after, Rev. John Owen,
rector of Woodkigh, one of the richest liv
ings in the county, was calling at Harisstnu
hall, and took occasion to say jo my eo>
ploj t, a most amiable and ladylike woman,
" Mu lartram, I am going to request you
to release Miss Gilbert from her engagement
with you. I hare established a aleua upon
her, to which no impediment ia alleged, and
this is my third time of asking." One
month later I was his wife.
The AUamk Cable.
On Tuesday, May 22, about 900 miles of
the new Atlantic Telegraph cable hud been
safely stowed away in the tanks on board
the Great Eastern. The receiving hulks,
the Amethyst and the Ir. 0 are constantly
plying between the ship and the company's
works at Greenwich, and about 80 miles of
the cable are safely stowed away every' 24
hours. The Airethrst brings shout 2fi0
miles of the cable each time, and the Iris
240. The coiling is continued throughout
the dsy and night The cable itself ia
slightly different from the old one. Instead
ef the protecting iron wires being covered
with tarred hemp to preserve them frOm the
.effects of the sea water, the iron wires have
been galvanised, and ordinary Manilla hemp
has teen used for the outside covering.'
This will enable the water to penetrate the
fibres, and ao greatly increase the insulation
of the cable. The breaking strain is about
a ton greater than the old cable, and its
weight about 8 cwt in the stile less. 900
»»lea of the old estate wen left on board, ao
that the whole quantity to h* taken out will
>2,700 miles. Notwithstanding the vast
stowage capabilities of ths Great Tnstirn. it
is found that she will not be able to receive
this enormous tfalk, had the Atlantic Tsto
grspbO»nstro<*ien and Maintenance Oom
Er (Limited) have therefore chartered the
way, a. screw steamer belonging M ths
ish sod American Steam Company, to
rtvad alongside the Ursat Rat tern on Tues
day, eud asmngMMnte will at once be made
far re stopping «>fi milee of the old cotta
from the main tank on hoard the latter ship
i to a tank prepared for itr reception on board
the former. Another screw steamer, the
Albany, belonging to the Diamond Steam
Packet Company, has also been engaged to
assist in tbe enterprise, and the Government
have again granted the services of her Mt
jeetv’s ship Terrible to attend on the expedi
tion. Several improvements to facilitate the
work have been made during the past winter,
ifr. Willoughby Smith, the superintending
electrician, has ao far improved the testing
apparatus that messages can he transmitted
through the wire with an inch of the cop
per conductor exposed, whereas last year it
will be remembered that a small piece of the
wire thrust through tbe cable so much dam
aged the insulation as to produce very seri
ous effects. A house has been taken by the
company on the hanks of the Medway, about
half a mile distant from the ship, and tbe
end of the cable has been submerged in the
river and taken on shore, and messages from
th« bouse to the ship are constantly sent
through tbe entire length of the Gable on
board. Steam power has been applied to
the paying-out machinery, so that in case a
fault is discovered in the cable after it has
been submerged, the machinery Joan be re
verted and used for tbe purpose of winding
tbe c ble on board again. A large crinoline
guatd is being made to prevent the cable
coming into contact with the screw. The
grappling apparatus for hooking the old ca
ble or recovefing the present one in case of
such an accident as marred the expedition
last year, is being manufactured by Messrs.
Penn A Sons, marine engineers, of Green
wich, and by the company at their own
works, under the superintendence of their
chief engineer, Mr. H. Clifford. The break
ing strain of the grappling gear last year wa*
about ten tons, this year it will be thirty
ions. It is proposed mai eaen oi me mree
ships shall be fitted with this apparatus, and
that as soon as one of the ships is ball grapple
the cable, the others shall take up a position
of a mile or so apart, and by grappling it in
three different parts so spread out the strain
on the cable as to give greater security both
against the breakage of the cable and the
gearing. The paddle-wheels have been dis
connected, so that in case of its being neces
sary to pick up the cable again, and a strong
wind be blowing at the time, the working of
only one paddle wheel will keep the head of
the ship well up to the wind. During the
time the ship has been in harbor, Captain
Anderson and the officers on board have in
vented a set of large diamond-shaped brushes,
made partly of small wires and partly of
very staff fibres, such as those used in or
dinary brushes, which, worked by machinery
on deck, will clean the bottom of the vessel
and remove marine accumulations without
taking her into dock. It is not intended
that the Great Eastern should this time re
ceive the whole at her coals on board in the
Medway, as it is feared that the extra weight
of cable on board, added to her usual com
plement of coals, would render it unsafe to
take her out in the draught of water at (he
enr ,ce ofSheerness harbor. It has, there
fore, been decided to finish coarog at Beer
baven. According to present arrangements
advantage will be taken of the spring tide
on the 28th of June to get the ship out of
tiie harbor. In a day or two afterwards she
will start for Beerhaven, and remain there
for about a fortnight, when she will again
start to lay the cable.
F.icativa of m Chinese Rebel.
A correspondent of a Chinese paper,
writing from Amoy on the 3lst of Decem
ber last, thus describes the execution of a
rebel:
“ He was dragged to the place of execu
tion, so heavily ironed and manacled that he
oould not walk, and being almoiff starved
for some time previously, appeared the
most miserable object of suffering humanity
that could be imagined, mors dead than
alive. He was guarded bv about 20<J Man
darin soldiers, needed by the Hai Hong,
oarrylng a Le’eng, or warrant, of the power
of life or death, who having dressed himself
in a£red hood dnd mantle, seated himself at
a table, placed there for the occasion, de
manded the prisoner to be brought before,
him, which being done, he was forced on his
knees. The Hai Hong ordered him to re
ceive 300 lashes with the bamboo. The reb
el having received his 300 blows, and borne
them without a murmur, was taken to a
cross that had been erected for the purpose,
and being securely lashed to it in an upright
posture, who uis arms eziemieu, me ezecu
tioaer commenced hie horrible butchery by
first cutting off the flesh above the eyes;
next the ears, and then the breast; then he
out through the muscle* of each arm ; then
the muscles of the thighs were cut out in
the same manner. After the executioner
bad performed these dreadful torturea upon
the poor wretch, he laid his small knife
asids and tr >k another, about an inch
broad, and cut gashes on each side
sf the man's ohest, laying the . ibe bars.—
Then he made several flourishes with the
knife, and then ran it into the poor victim**
body, entering just below ths sternum, in
the middle of the ohest, to ths full extent of
the blade. This I thought and hoped would
prove the coup de grace; but no, for the
•aan still breathed, and the execationer still
ooatinaed bis bloody task, coming down
wards With the knife, and letting out his
oatraile. He then slashed and cut open the
stomach. Than giving a yell, hs ran bis
hand In, and seised ths man's liver and cut
it oat. This finished ths torture, and ths
sxooutioaer Jaft bis victim in this mutilated
state, not yet dead, for I saw him give
several gasps for math afterwards. The
body was exposed on the same Wharf for #vu
days afterwards to the aoasyapaa of the
.Europeans, whp oceupied the adjacent
bouses. The rebel bore bis inhuman tor
tures most manfully, not a moan or a ery
escaping him during all this Wins. Ths
only movement hs mads was a slight quiv
ering of his whole frame, and a movement
of vat head to and fro; otherwise s specta
tor might bwvs questioned whether he was
alive stdlml during the horrible exhibition,
just such a work jw that of Miller and Com
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The Strike 1st .tew York.
The Caulkers are now more determined
than ever to stand. by ths resolutions ol
Marsh Htb. At the meeting of tHe Wotk
iitgial's.Onion, held on Friday evening at
26* w delegates from ths
Canlker*o Association stated that they were
•till on the strike, and were determined to
be, until their demands wore acceded to.
The reports ciresisted by ths 1‘lirniHSad
ibsta, that ths strike was end*!, wsa a
&£+% tfSSSt&tSt
tions throughout the country from t
megagaarsg; :
sows time withholding their so dsMoas
until thay ascertained the truth.
Ths ship Issue Webb is now on ths Bui
uaa dock, the Shipwrights being at work
repairing her keel, and it is understood by
the Caulkers that she wi’l be a test job ;
bat they say she will never be caulked ex
cept under tbe eight-hour system. The cap
tains of vessels, who have been waiting for
eight or nine weeks to base their ships re
paired, are becoming impatient, and are be
sieging the offices of the employer*, saying
that they have waited as long as they can
possibly afford to, and mast hsve th<Hr'*bip*
repaired ; they are not particular whether it
is under an eight or nine hour rule.
I ascertained, from good authority on
Saturday afternoon, that two ships have
been promised by the bosses to be done this
week. Tbe Caulkers are of the opinion
that the strike cannot last much longer, the
merchants aod shipowners being convinced
of the feet that the Cenlkers mean what
, that nine out of
the twenty, who have been working against
tbe wishes of the Association, struck work
on Friday, and returned to their allegiance;
no doubt feeling that the men are going to
come out first beet, and tnal at no distant
day
Considerable commotion was occasioned
among the Shipwrights on Friday, by the
employers demanding theft badge*, and in
stating that they should Isav* the Associa
tion or else they could not work- lhts the
Shipwrights refuse to do ; sod I understood
s meeting was to be held on Saturday night,
and if tbe employers insisted on this de
mand, the Shipwright# Would leave off work
rather than submit to Uu# outrage. The
Shipwrights have been driven to work by
the action of men outside of th-dr Associa
tion, but, although temporarily defeated,
they are not discouraged, and feel confident
that at no distant day they will be able to
try it again.
The success of the Csu!k*rt is certain, if
the workingmen only do t*teir duty in sus
taining them. Tbe Workingmen’s Union,
of New York, on Friday night, constituted
themselves a committee on the whole, to cir
culate throughout the workshops printed
blanks, and raise more for their support.
It was also recommended that the members
of the various Irdoas represented in that
ooay, oe ass-seed e given sum per wees,
while the strike lasts, and there is no doubt
that the recommendation will be adopted.
On tiie whole, I believe the proepects of
success were never so flattering as at pre
see t. AH that is needed, is for the work
ingmen to contribute liberally, *Dd they can
sustain the Caulkers of Sew York, just as
long aa the employers refuse to acceJe to
their demands. Send along your subscrip
tions.— Correspondence Boston I'oice.
Preaching the tiespel.
Dr. Sprague tells the following anecdote
of aa evangelical clergyman in the English
church, named Jonea. The story was given
him by the Rev. George Burder:
Mr. Jones had a college classmate, who
entered the ministry at the same time with
himself; but waa a mere man of the world,
and knew little of and cared nothing for the
true gospel. This man conversing one day
with Mr. Jones, said to him, lalf jocosely
and half seriously:
“Why is it that you are so popular as a
preacher, and so few come to hear me, when
everybody knows thst st the University I
was considered greatly your superior V*
‘•Why," said Mr. Jones, “the reason is
that I preach the Gospel."
“The Gospei 1“ said the other ; “so do I;
almost ever) text I preach is from Matthew,
Mark, Ltike or John.”
Mr. Jones said, “You may do that and yet
never preach Jesus Christ/’
“Well,” said the other, “lend rue one of
your sermons and see what effect it will
have."
He actually did lend him one, and he
preached as he had engaged te do, and as he
was coming out of the church at the close
of the service he waa accosted by a man,
who, in listening to the borrowed discourse,
had been thrown ir.to a state of anxiety in
res poet to liis salvation.
Says the minuter somewhat confuted by
the strange result of his preaching—“wail,
wait, say nothing about it till the people
have gone out."
After the congregation bad retired, the
anxious inquirer began further to explain
himself, when the clergyman interrupted
him by saying :
“But what is the matter with you ? I see
no occaauNi for making yourself so un
happy.”
“Matter,” he replied, “your preaching has
made me fee! like a condemned criminal, and
1 fear there ie no mercy for me.”
“Watt, really," said the minister, “I am
very sorry if I have wounded your feelings
—1 bed no intention of doing tt; but since
you hsve got into this uncomfortable state 1
advise you to go and see Mr. Juici."
That (act is stranger than fiction, is exem
plified in the following true story of two
brothers, twins, which occurred during the
memorable siege of Port Hudson. Passing
through the street* of that little town, we
notioed two ooraam lying apon the gallery
of the carpenters shop, awaiting their turn
for the boxm dignified with the titles of cof
fins, to consign them to their last rt&ting
place. They were bodies of tall stature,
stout and well built, betokening the hardy
backwoodsmen of the Southwest. Over the
face of each was thrown a cloth, through
which the Mood was ooaing, showing that
thay bed motived (hair death wound through
the head. Ik was no uncom nos sight during
tha st-ge te asp death ia any farm, from the
body pierced by the single bullet to the one
shattered to atoms by tha cannon ball oi
mortar shall. TeS there was something is
the appearance of those two bodies which
riveted oar attention, and induced the in
quiry as to who they were. ▲ rough, griaalj
Confederate soldier was sitting by tbeii
side, whom arm tied up, shoWWd that for thi
prsssttl he wan ant ftji-aetfvs servtte. Thi
tears warn trickling down bis cheeks an Im
gnaeil mournfully epoo the daad before bias
whle Ids quivering Up told better than
wards that they bad been more to him thac
siaapfc wmrsdir of the toot Sad field,
not related their eMry in afoer words:
•■They were my anue,” said be, “sod wen
twlaa. Out of them joined at the same turn
I did. We came here with General Beale,
and have done bur duty to the best of but
knowledge, end I believe to the setiafoerion
of our officers.
“This nmraing, sir, while at the breast
wdtfcs, one of my boys, to order to get good
•for *• the sharpshooters outside, thought
ndfod bimeelftoe high, when a hflt
hail pimoed hm basin, and he Ml dead at my
eMtoWfoSWauk- reoaivud shell throtgjhS!
btaio, and he fell daad upon Urn stiU quiver
iag corpee of bin brother. An they oaau
into the world, so they went out of it-—to
gether in ctnoring their bod.es from the
works, 1 got this wound which has shatter
ed iuy arm. Would that I had d.ed with
them, sir, for I have no one now to love up
on this earth.
“And their mother—your wife?”
“Died sir, in giving them birth."
One cofiln received the remains of the
i wins, and a few days after, while sitting in
front of his tent, an exploding shell gave a "
death-wound to the broken-hearted father
— WVat JiUtjh h'o'tye Sugar Planter.
WIT A>I» WINItOM.
D*a& ladies, tilt as much as you please.
We can stand it if you ran — TrentP*.
A cxrEL wag turned a bald-headed friend
into an euemv by advising him to have his
bead /rc>.cot-t
At Wbat A or *—At what age canyon judge
tbe character of a child? Any time from a
year and a half upward.
Doculas JeutoLD calls woman’s arms,
“ the serpents that wind round men’s necks,
killing the best resolutions.”
Th« benevolent man loves mankind; the
courteous man respects th>*ni He who
loves men will be loved by them; he who
respects tnen will be respected by them.
“How do you like Sh&kspeam?” said a
blue stocking young lady to an old - ver
captain. "Don’t like her at all, madam;
she burns too much wood and carries too
little freight”
An easy wav ot preserving milk or cream
sweet for a long tune, or of removing the
sourness when it has already come on, is to
add to it a small quantity of common soda,
pearlash or magnesia.
Own in a Livetime.—A traveler announ
ces a fact, (and though he is a “ traveler,”
we believe him) that he once in his life b*
held people “ minding their own business I’
This remarkable occurrence happened at sea
— the passengers being too sick to attend to
each other’s concerns.
Oxceat Watton, Rowland Hill was preach
ing m the afternoon, the only time when it
seemed possible to be drowsy under him
He saw some sleeping, and poised, saying,
" 1 bare heard that the mili. r can sleep
while the mill is going, but if it stops it
awakens him. I’ll try this method,” and no
sat down, and soon saw an aroused audience.
Too MtCH at Once—Lord Chesterfield
one day, at an inn where he dined, com
plained very much that the pistes and dishes
were dirty. The waiter, with a dreg of
pertness, observed, 11 It is said that every
one must eat a peck of dirt before he dies.”
—“ That may t» true,” said Chesterfield,
“ but no one is obliged to eat it alt at one
nteal, you dirty dog.”
A Ft si Old S\lt—On the glorious first
of Juiie Lord Howe or.lered his master to
“ put the helm a-starboard,” at a particular
point of the fight. “ If you do, sir, we shall
be aboard of the so-aru) so,” was the answer.
“ Aad what the devil, sir, is that to you T”
Lord Howe roared. The master oh-ved but
muttered audibly, “ You need not think it’s
tear in me, for I’ll take you near enough the
French to burn some of your whisker*.”
“ That’s a tine man, Curtis,” said Lord
Howe, who overheard him, turning to hi*
captain.
Conscript* in I'rance.
John Mitch 11, the Paris correspondent of
the N. Y. News, say a .
In France, the conscripts whose service is
due this year nave been railed upon. The
price of a man is now $400, or 8,100 francs
—that is to say, if one of conscript ago dc
sires to buy hmiseif otr, such is the price.
The conscription, which did not eaist under
the old monarchy at all, has now entered
completely into the life and hahits of France,
and seems to work smoothly enough ■ though
no doubt there is many a hard leave-taking
when the conscript otliccrs make their
swoop upon some country village; but the
French take it gavly, as they do most other
things. They seemed rvconciled to the no
tion that these seven years belong to their
country, to glory, and to the druptM. The
system also has its advantages, in gning to
most young Frenchmen an opportunity of
seeing somewhat of the world outside their
native valley. When they return at the
end of their seven years they form about the
steadiest and most estimable part of the
population ; aod the tales they have to tell
of their adventures stimulate the youngsUr*
who, perhaps, are rather pleased than sorry
when the day arrives and the sergeant comaa
round to gather up the contingent of the
village.
Tuat is always a kind of gala day. The
eonecripts are covered with ribbons and ro
wdies, and are marched repeatedly through
all the str> ai preceded by a fife ami ’-urn ,
their frieods escorting them, treating them
to wine in some cure gardens, and making
ttiem presents. All day there is an appear
ance of noisy festivity ; though sometimes
the mothers have red eyes. And ■ in the
evening the party is marched off to the near
est rai'way station ready for any country
and for service; for they have not only
“heard of battles,” but they have heard of
the orange groves of Blidah, that paradise of
Algeria,and of the tropic splendora of Cochin
China, and Mexico with its Seuoritaa.
Thi Leavenworth papers announce a
thriving trade with Mexico. Scarcely a day
passes without witnessing the departure of
one or more long trains, each consisting of
six to a dosen or fiften wagons, and each
wagon carrying nearly 5,000 pounds freight,
hauled by six or eight yoke of cattle. Tha
foods embrace every artiole known in trade;
ut principally dry goods, groceries, hard
ware, clothing, boots and shoes.^
Stons Sawisg—Stone is now sawn in
France with great rapidity and economy by
means of a perforated disc of iron on which
• ooating of lead has been cast, the perfora
tions serving to connect and bind the plates
of lead thus formed on the two sides of the
disc. The lead is kept well covered with
emory, which fells on it from a reservoir
shove.
Tbixqs I Lixs to Sxx.—A workingman
reading a newspaper; a real lady that can
carry a parcel; a father at a place of amuse
ment with hia children; a young man with a
clear eye, and a fresh, virtuous, unhack
neyed face; a shop girl neatly dressed, and
without sham ornamentation; a man of busi
ness going home at night with a bouquet for
fail wifej a shopkeeper civil to and patienr
with a poor woman, who, with a baby acres*
her arm, ventures to buy a ooe shilling ar
ticle ; a dress maker who is scientifictough
to perfect a “ It,” and yet lews your
breathing opparatus in chrWtisu working
BMMtUioa; a shop that is not e.o “ empori
um j” a milliner who don’t come from Paris;
a jolly domestic who likes the family; a
bride with her pet small house; a young
father with his first boy.—Fanny Fern.

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