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1'UBMSItED KVEIIY T1IUH3DAY nv THEO. . FISHER. LINCOLN COUNTY HERALD. TERMS Of ADVEnTISIKC. One Squaro (10 llnesjor less, one Insertion. ..$1 (0 , Uach additional Insertion TS Administrators' Notices 3 final Settlement Notice i 00 Stray Notice: (single stray) 3 CO Uach additional stray In same notlco 1 00 pit" A Liberal Deduction will be mado to VOL. 7. TROY, MO., THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 1872. NO. 16. yearly advertisers. 81.00 A YEA R IN ADYANOE SINGLE COPim I'll'R OUSTS. SYDIVOR & CAMPBELL, DENTISTS, TROY, MISSOURI, ATTEND to all kinds of DOTAL WOUK, and guarantee perfect satisfaction. aSf Office Front room over C. C, Ransdoll'i Boot nd Shoe Store. feb2Un8 J. 0. GOODRICH. W. W. DIRKIII2AD GOODRICH A IIIHIilllv Al, DENTISTS, TROY, MISSOURI. TMt. DIRKIIEAD will In In tho oinco all the U time. Dr. OOODUIOII will only bo hero 'from tlmo to tlmo, duo notice of which will bo lvrn. flas for tho 1'AINLESS extraction of teeth administered at all limes by Dr. Blrkboad August 31, 17 1 . vnJO:-l WM. FRAZIER, .Attorney at Laiu and Ileal Estati Agent. TROY, MISSOURI. 'VTTTT.Ti R(tnn1 nrnmnllv (it ntl lm tno I"' VV trusted to lnv nnrti In th Ninth Judicial rirKiilt. Hneclnl nllfi. Inn iriven to collections Funds colKctcd for clients will be promptly paid over. A la-ge number of vnluablo farms for salo nt low iirlecs. fare advcrtiscinint of same In this uaner. Office in llluo building opposite tho court house, next door to Herald office n!4v7 ATTORNEY AT LAW, TROY, MISSOURI, ILL practice in nil tho Courts of tho Third Judicial District. Special attention given to the collection ot debts. vonj'j It, W. WHEELER, Attorney at Law ami Notary Public NEW IIOPI?, MO. T7ILL ntlcnd to any profo-sinna! bush, ess in V tho Courts of Lincoln, Warren, l'iko and Montgomery counties. scp7'71ti3Gyl T . J . WEBB, ATTORNEY AT LAW Troy, jYIisHovii'i, ILL promptly nttend to legal business. Special attention given to Collecting. pZl Offlco with J. IS. Allen, in tho old 1. 0 Vmilding. fln29yl 12. C. 31 AG RUDER, ATTORN E AT LAW, CAP-AlMi'ICIS, MISSOURI. Will practice in tho Courts of tho Third Judical insula, miii j W ALTON & Ri:i:cu, aitounisyh at law anu huai IJSTATI3 ACiUNTS, TROY, MISSOURI. Will iirnciicu in nil tho tlourts of tho Third Judicial Circuit, mid tlm Supremo Court of tho filntc. All btiiiioH vntriijtod lu their care will bo rumptly attended to. Office over Dr. S. 'J'. Hast' Drug stoic. Office hnurs from 9 a' ui. to 4 p. in. vottiirj J. U. GAFF. . W. COLBERT GAFF & COLBERT, ATTOHNEYS AT LAW, Troy, IVIissoviri. "VV i 1 1 attend to any professional business In tho Courts of Lincoln, Wurrcn, Montgomery uud St. Charles, and in the District und Euiireinc Courts. v7nllyl HENRY QUICILF.V. J EUOENE N. BONFILS. (ti ia,i:v & iioxfils, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Conveyancers tC- Heal Estate Agents, TROY, IVIO-, WILL praotico In tho various Courts of tho Third Judicial District (Pike, Warren, Montgomery and Lincoln). Having been en gaged for two years past In rooking an abstract of tltlo of nil real estate In Lincoln county, they have peculiar facilities for furnishing at short iiotlco a complete abstract ot title of all tho lands in said county. July 28, 1870. SIXTY-FIVE FIRST PRIZE MED LS AWARDED. Till: CJ It EAT .Baltimore Piano Manufactory. WM.KNABE&CO., .Manufacturers of GRAND SQUARE AM) UPRIGHT PMWOA FOltTES, TJatimore, Mel. These Instrument havo been beforo the Public for neorly Thirty Years, and upon their excel lence alono attained an unpurchimed pre-eminence, which pronounco them unequalod lu TONE, TOUCH. WORKMANSHIP Ami DURABILITY. pA our Square Planus hnvo our New Im provod OvKRsTKVno Scjuk aud Agralle Treble. j9"Wt would call special attention to ou' late Patented Imn-ovomcnts In (1RAND PIANOS and SQUAlll: (I HANDS, found in no other Piano, which bring the Piano nearer Perfection than has yet been attained. Every Piano Pullv Warranted for Five Years. Illustrated Catalogues nnd Prico Lists prompt ly furnished on application to nil, knaue Ji CO., llaltlniorc, Md, Or any of our rcgalurostabllshcd agencies. novvnino. TO TKACHIiRS. NOTICE Is hereby given that tho undersigned, Superintendent of publlo schools of Lincoln county, Mo., will, In ncoirdanco with the school law of ths State, hold publlo examination ol teachers, on tho 1st Sa'urday of evory month, at the court bouse In Troy, and on thnso days only. Teachers will pleaso bear this in mind. W. S. PKNNINOTON. Sup'l Publlo Sohools, Jnl6n2 Lincoln cxnty, Mo. f)loiuliou ef Copartnership. ftfOTICE it hereby given to all persona Inter i,i 'Ve, ,Dat oopartnerhlp heretofore ex I ,!?lwen 'he undersigned Is this day mu tually dissolved, d William Krazler .'a author, tied, to collect all debts duo tho firm. A. V. McKEE. taoy, Mo.rll M871 WULJAM CRAZIER, ni:AtJTii.rji. cliitn. The (ollowlug touching lines wcro written by Ma). Slgourncy, one of the reputed authors of "Beautiful Snow." Beautiful chill by thy mother's knee, In mystic future what wilt thou.be T A demon of sin or an angol sublime- poison Upas or innocent thyme A spirit of evil flashing down With tho lurid light of a Scry crown Or gliding up with a shining track, Like the morning star that never looks back ? Daintiest dreamer that ever smiled, Which wilt thou be, my beautiful child ? Beautiful child, in my garden bowers, Friend of Ihe buttciflics, birds and flowers l'uro n tho sparkling rrystalino stream, Jewels of truth thy fnlry eyes beam. Was thcro ever a whiter soul than thin Worshipped by ln- " mortal shrino7 My bean itiou hast gladdened lor two sweet years With rainbows of hope through mists of tears- Mists beyond which tho sunny tmltc, With its halo of glory, came all tho while. Beautiful child, to thy look Is given A g cam scrcuo, not of earth but heaven ; Willi thy tell tale eyes and prattling tonguo, Would thou coutdst ever thus bo young. Llko tho liquid strains of the mocking bird, From stulr to hall thy voico is heard j How aft In tho garden nooks thou'rt found, With flowers thy curly head around; And kneeling beside mo with Sguro so quaint, Oh I who would notdoat on my infant taint I Beautiful child, what thy fate shall bo Perchance Is wisely hidden from mc ; A fallen star thou d 't leave my side And sorrow and shame become the bride Shivering, quivering through the cold street, With a curso behind and before thy feet; Ashamed to live and afraid to dio ; No home, no friend, and n pitiless sky Merciful i'.Uhor my brain grow wild Oh I keep Iron ovllmy beautiful child I The Early Life of Dickcus. Tho Grst volume of Mr. Fostei's Life of Charles Dickens hus just been given to the public by J. B Lippincott & Co , and it contains so'mo things that will be now to ihs readers and ad mil era of the great novelist. Among these is a touching de scription or a portion of bin caily lift-' hitherto entirely unluiown. At the age of tun years ho was placed in a blocking house ut tix shillings a week. Year afterward., ho thus writer of his sad youthful experience. "It is wonderful to mo how I could have been so easily cast away ut such an ago. It is wonderful to mo that, even lifter my descent into the poor little drudge I had been hiiico wo eatuo to London, no one hud compassion enough on me a child ol singular abilities quick eager, delicate, and soon hurt, bod il y or mentally to suggest Unit some thing iiiight have been spared, as it cer tainly might havo been, to place mu at any common school. Our triende, take it. were tired out. No one made any sign. My father and mother were quite satisfied. I hey could baldly have been moro so if 1 had been twenty years of age, distinguished at a grammar school and goiug to Cambridge. "Tho blacking warehouso was tho last homo on the left band bide of tho way, at old Hungcrford Stairs. It was a crazy tumble-down old house, abutting of course on tho river, and laterally overrun with rats. Its wainscoted rooms, nnd its rotten floors and staircase, and the old gray rais swarming down in tho cellurs and the sound of thicr squeaking and scuffling coming up tho stairs at all times and tho dirt and decay of the place, rise up visibly beforo me, as it 1 were thcro sguin The counting-house was on tho fir.it floor looking over tho coal-barges and the river. There was a recess in it in which I was to tit and work. My work was to cover pots of pasta blucking first with a piece of oil-paper, and then with a piece of blue paper ; to tio them round with a string ; uud then clip tho paper closo ana neat, all round, until it looked a smart as a not of ointment from an nnotlieoirv's shop. When certain number of grosses of pots had attained this pitch of perfection, I was to pasto on each a printed label, and tben go on again with more pots. Two or threa other boys wero keptat similar duly down-stairs on similar wages. Ur.c them came up, in a ragged apron and paper cap, on tho brat Monday morning, to show me tho trick of using tho string and tying tho knot. His namo was Mob Fagin ; and I took tho liberty of using his name, lone afterwards, in Oliver Twist. "Our relativo had kindly agreed to teach mo something in tho diunin'' hour from twelvo to one, 1 thiuk it was, overy day. Rut an arrangement so lucompatt bio with counting housa buiiness soon died away, from uo fault of his or mine and, for the sumo reason, my small work tabic, and my crosses of pots, my papers, string, scissors, paste-pot, and labels, by littlo and littlo, vanished out of tho ro cess in tho counting house, and kept compaoy with othor small work-tables, grosses of pots, papers, strings, scissors and paste pots, down stairs. It was not long before Bob Fagin and I, and an othor boy whose namo was l'aul Green, but who vfas currently bolievcd to have been christened Poll (a belief which I transferred, long afterwards again to Mr Swecdlepipe, in Martin Chuzzlcwit), worked generally, side by sido. Bub Fagiu was an orphan, and lived with his brother-iu law, a waterman. Poll (IreeuV Jatnor had the additional dlstiuolion of beieg fitomun, vid was employed at Dmry Lano theatre; whero another re lation of Poll's, his little sister, did imps in the pautouoitseg. "No words can express -the secret Bgosjr of my soul m I sunk into this co in panionihip; compared these every day associates with those of my happier child 1iood : and foil my early hopes of grow ing to be a learned and distinguished man, crushed in my breast. !l:e deep remcmberanco of tho senso I hid of bo ing utterly neglected and hopeless; of the shame I felt in my position ; of the mlncry it was to my young heart to be lieve that, day by day, what I had learned, and thought, and dolightcd in, anu ratted my luney ana my emulation up by, wus passing away" from me, nover to bo brought back any moro, cannot be written. My whole nature was so pene trated with tho grief and humiliation of such considerations, that even now, fa mous and caressed and happy, 1 often orgct in my dreams that 1 have a dear wile aud children ; even that I am a man ; and wundcr desolately back to that time ol tnv lile. "I was so younn and childish, and so litt'o qualified how could I bo other wise ? to uudertuko tho wholo oharco of my whole existence, that, in going to Hungcrford stairs of a morning, 1 could not rcsit tho stilo pastry put out nt half price on trays at tho confectioners doors in Tottenham Lourt lload ; and 1 ol ten spent in that tho money I should have kept for dinner. Then went without my dinner, or bought a roll, or a slice of pudding. 1 here were two pudding-shops between which 1 was divided, according to my finances. Ono was in a court closo to St Martin's Church (at tho back of th church) which is now removed altogether. The pudding at that shop was made with currants, and was tiiadu rather a special pudding, but was dear; two pennyworth not being larger tlnn a pennyworth of moro ordinary pudding. A good sho; for tho latter was in the Strand, somo where near the Lowthcr Arcado is now It was a ttout lialc pudding, heavy and flabby; with great raisins in it, stuck in whole, at great distances apart, it came up hot, nt about noun every day ; and many and many a day did I dine off it "Uo had half an hour, I think, lor lea. When 1 had money ouougli, 1 used to go to a coffee shop, and have half a pint of coffee, and a slico of bread and butter. When I had no mouoy, I took a turn in the Convent Garden market, and stated ut the pineapples. 1 Know 1 do not cxaggcrato, uncon sciously and unintentionally, tho scanti ness of my resources and the difficulties of my li'b. I know that if a shilling or 6o were given mc by any one, I spent it in u dinner or a tea. I know that I woikcd from morning till night, with common men and boys, a shabby child. know that 1 tried, but ineffectually, nut to anticipate my money, and to make it last the week through, by putting it away in a drawer I had in the counting- liou.e, wrapped in tix Viltlo parcels, each parcel containing Ibo samo amount anil labelled with a different day, I know that I have lounitcd about the streets, iu sufficiently and unsatii-fuctuiily fed. I know, that, but for tho mercy of bod, 1 might easily havo been, for uny caro that was taken of me, a littlo robbar or u littlo vagabond. "But I held somo station at the black ing warohouse too. Besides that, my rel utivo at tho counting-housa did what a man bo occupied, and dealing with a thing so anomalous, could, to treat me as one upon a different looting from tho rest. I t.over said, to man or boy, how it was that 1 canio to bo thnre. iliat 1 suffered exquisitely, uo ono ever knew but I. How much L sufferod, it is, as I have said already, utterly beyond my power to tell. No man's imagination can overstep tho reality. But I kept my own counsel, and I did my work. I knew from the Grst, that, if 1 could not do my work us well as any of the rest, I could not hold myself ubovo slight and con tempt. I soon became, at loest, ob cxt.c Hitious and as skillful with my hands as either of the other boys. "My rescue from this kind of existence L considered quito hopoless, and aban doned as such, altogether; though lam solemnly convined that I never, for one hour was reconciled to it, or was other wise than miserably unhappy. "At last, uno day, my father, and the relative o often mentioned, quarreled; quarrelled by letter, for I took the letter Irom my lather to turn which caused the explosion, but quarrelled fiercely. It was about mo. "My mother set herself to accommo date the quarrel, and did so next day. Sho brought home a request for mo to return next morning, aud a high charac ter of me, which I am very suro I do sorted. My father said I should go back no more, aud should go to sehool. I do not writo resentfully or angrily ; for I know how all these things huvo worked together to maka mo what I am ; but I nover afterwards forgot, I never shall forget, I never can forget, that my mother was warm for my being sent back. "From that hour until this at which I writo, no word of that part uf my child hood which I now gladly brought to a close his passed my lips to any human being. I have no idea how long it lasted ; whether for a year, or much more, or lets From that hour until this my father and my mother have been stricken dumb upon it. I huvo neyer heard the least allusion to it, however, far off and romole, from either of them. I have never, until now imparted it to this paper, in any burst of oonfidonco with any ono, my own wife not excepted, raised tho curtain i tben dropped, thank God. "Until old tlungerford market was pulled down, until old Hungcrford Stairs were destroyed, and tho very nature of tho ground changed, I nevev had th courage to go buck to the place where my servitude began. I nover saw it. eovld not endure toga-near it. For many . t L . .If roll's in the Strand, I crossed over to tho oppokito side of the way, to avoid a ccr tain smell of cement they put upon the blacking-corks. It was n very long time beforo I liked to go up Chatidos street My old way home by the borough made me cry. alter my eiucsi cnim coum peak. 'In my walks ut night 1 havo walked there often, sinco then, and by degrees I havecomo to writo this. It does not seem titho of what t might have written, or of what I meant to writo." My First Earthquake. From tho "Innocents at Home." A month utter 1 landed iu Sacramento I enjoyed my first earthquake, it was ono which was long called tho great earthquake, and it Is doubtless so distin guished till this day. It was just ufter noon on a bright October day. I was couiing down irnru utrcot. ine only object in motion unywhvro lu aight iu that thickly-built nnd populous quarter were a man in a buggy behind me and a street car winding slowly up tho cross strict. Otherwise, all was eolitudc aud a Sabbath stillness. As I turned 1 lie corner, around a frame houso, there was a great rattlo, jar, uud it occurred to me that hero was an item I no doubt n light iu that house. Before I could turn, and see tho door, thcro came a really terrific shock ; the ground seemed to roll under me in waves, interrupted by a violent juggling up and down, ana mere was a heavy grinding notso as ol brick houses rubbing together. I foil up against the frame house aud hurt my olbow. 1 knew what it was now, aud Irom mure rcpurto rial instinci, nothing el.-o, took out my watch and noted tho time of the day ; at that moment a third and still severer shock came, und as I reeled about ou the pavement, trying to keep my footing, I saw a sihi. .Tho entire front of a tall, four story brick building in Third street, sprang out like a door uud fell sprawling across the street, raising u dust like u great volume. of smoke. And here came the buggy overboard wcut tho man, und iu less 1 1 mo than I can tell it the vehicle was distributed iu small fragments along 300 vurds of street. One could havo fancied that somebo Jy hud fired u charge uf chair rounds aud rags down tho thur- oughfuro. Tho street car had stopped, tho horses were rearing and plunging, uud passengers were pouring out ut both ends, and one man uud crushed hall way through a glass window on uno bide ol tho cur, got wedged fast, aud was squirm ing und screamiug liko an impaled mad man. hvery door ot every house, as tar as tho eye could reuch, was vomiting i stream of human beings ; and utmost be fure otie cuuld executo a wink aud begin another tbero hus a massed multitudo of people stretching in endless procession down every street my position com tnatidcd. Never was solemn solitude turned into teeming life quicker. Of the wonders wrought by "the great earth quake," these were all that cutnc under my eye; but tho tricks it did clswhcrc and ido over tho town, made tcothsomc gossip for u i no days. Tho destruction of property was trifling the injury to il was widespread and somewhat serious The "curiosities" of the earthquake wcro simply endless. Gentlemen und ladies who were siek, or wero taking a siesta, or dissipated till a late hour and wero uiak ing up lust sleep, thronged into the pub lic streets in alt sorts ot queer apparel and some without any nt ull One wo man who had been washing a naked child ran down tho streot holding it by the ankles as if it wcro a dressed turkoy Prominent citizens, who were supposed to keep tho Sabbath strictly, rushed out of saloons in their shirt sleeves, with billiard cues in their hands. Dozens ot men with necks swathed in napkins, rushed from barbers' shops lattsctcd to tho eyes or with ono check clean shaved and the other still bearing a hairy stubble Horses broke from stables and a fright ened dog rushed up a short attic ladder aud out on to a roof, and when his scare was over had not tho rcrvo to go do.vn again tho same way ho had gnno up. prominent editor flew down stuir', in the principal hotel, with nothing on but one brief udcr-garment mot a chambermaid and exclaimed "Oh, what shall I do 1 AVhero shull I go?" She responded with uaivo serenity. "If you havo choice, you might try a clothing Btoro 1" A now story is goim; tho rouu ds touch ing anoxperienco of M. Taiucat Oxford Kngland, while visiting tho colleges there Max Muller went into tho dining room of a hotel in Oxford, and there suw Tuine sitting with a dish of roast beef and vast quantities of buttered toait. "Is that French dish?" he asked. "No," said Taine, but thoy kcop on bringing it to rot- in spite of nil that I can bay to the contrary. "What do you nsk lor I .observed his friend. "Why," replied Tanie, "I keep telling them to bring poltar tot, and each time thoy bring mo Iresh dish of toast I -Mr. lames pro nunciation of "potatom" was so much like "buttered toast" that the astooishel waiter could not bo blamed. It is positively asserted that the clove crop of tho island of 'Java has been com pletoly destroyed by a storm. Wo can manago to worry along without cloves but what nro those poor moo to do who sro obliged to bo at tho "lodge" nearly every night till " A. H., ana thoa go homo suffering from tho tooth-ache or sotnethini;, and havo no clores to chew to conceal tho fact from tfcoir loving vivos? Mere ii wkero the riostruotiou of tho clove cro$ is going- t striko lie fmdesh vears, wnen l camo near to iinacu war- Fertile Lincoln County Herald The K Heels or Alcoholic Drinks. Notwithstanding all that has been said, and well, on this subject, there are some persons who deny that alcohol and strong drinks are poisons; and I feel disposed, therefore, to present what I regard as tho pith of tho evidence on this point Is ulcohol in all tho forms of iu beverage life a poison I In attempting to dccido this matter, let it bo borne in mind that if I can show, or good authority, that Icohnlio drinks do produce results sim ilar to those which mark tho modus opcr audi of acknowledged poisons-, my end is gained. If, in addition, its deleterious influence can bo shown to bo greater than that of common poisons, the cause I ad vocato will bo found to have acquired slrcngth. Christison Orfi'a, Beck, and all authors of nolo on toxicology, class ulcohol with narcotico-ncrid poisons ; not only pure alcohol, but its varied forms of .mixture iu common use, ure all shown to bo deci dedly deleterious to tho human system. It may bo reasonably asked, however, of what benefit is even the tompcrate use of ardent spirits to a healthful individual, who requires uo additional excitement, either of his mental or corporeal ener gies? To this question no satisfactory reply can bo offered, aud notwithstanding the universal desire of tho human species fur intoxication and tho ingenuity exer cised in obtaining means to effect it, yet aidcnt spirits can be justly regarded in no other point of view than as cither a medicine or a poison. Recently I had intelligence of a lad ten years of age, who secretly drank from a whiskey bottle, in imitation of his father, who was at work tho Hold. Tho sudden silence of the boy attracted the notice of the parent, when a wild, fixed gaze was discovered that denoted something wrong. The father called the boy by name, but in vain ; and in lens than an hour ho was dead. Just think for n moment of what a sad issue that father so unthoughtedly bi ought iu bis family circle I Yet how many lathers are following tho samo ex ample ! Wo canjook back through tho past and call many sad results to mind in which the fatal results were moro slowly developed, being preceded by delirium, inscnsili ity, spasms, convulsions, apo plcxy, etc. 1 hese diversified operations of tho poison all, howover, tending to tho same sad issue are very similar to what is often noticed in tho poisonous effects of opium, arsenic and tho liko. Theso lattor givcu in largo doses kill speedily ; if the doso be smaller, the effect is procrastinated to hours, or days, or even months. So if arsenic fails to snend the whole of its encrcv on tho primuc viae, and snouia happen to im press morbidly tho nervous system, wo discover paralysis of the extremities, which extending its spheres at length per vades the whole system, and the viotiui perishes miserably after days or even months of sevcro suffering. The same reasoning is equally applicable to all tho forms uf alcoholic drinks. But the deleterious influence of alcohol goes even lurthcr. it reaches tho vory deepest recesses ot the moral as well as the physical naturo ; poisens not only the fountain of life, but the springs of intelligence, and transforms Ibo inun into a nondescript, to compare which with the harmless beast would bo an unmontcd degradation of the latter. JU VN ORLANDO Who can reflect without sadness on the oloslni; moments of General Nell ? His life-long dream hud beeu to obtain tho littlo b.iton and ribbon of matibul of Franco. Ho could not sleep after seeing it conferred on MoMahnu us u reward of valor in the battle of Magenta. Before tho noxt engagement he told his friends that ho would win tho prize ha so much coveted. Tho conflict wus over, und they sought him anxiously upon tho gory Geld. They found him almost crushed beneath his war horse, and tho practiced oyo of tho surgeon told him that life would soon bo over. Word was scut to tho emperor, who quickly arrived, and taking from his breast tho badge of the marshal of Franco, ho placed it above the heart of his faithful follower. The lifo-long dream was roalized, aud with a singlo throb of exultant joy and grati tudo, be threw his arms about tho neck of his sovereign; the next instant ho fell back in the embraoo of Kin,' Death A fancy farmer of Scottjcounty, Ky. says tho Georgetown Times, is said to havo built a 82,000 hog pen. which is painted and furnished with hot und cold water, warmed with steam and lighted with gas, There is a fine library where can bo found Cobb's Elomentury Works of Bacon,' 'Inquiry Regarding tho Descendants of Ham,' 'Cohden on tho Corn Laws,' and tho popular little poem, "Root Hog of Die." Tho troughs uro aiahogonr, inlaial with ivory, and furnished with I'holan, cushions, Who ever bog i led out to execution, ehloro fota is idmimstere. The Dolly Vardeu Dress. As the fashionable world is running wild ovor a now stylo of dtess, called tho Dolly Varden, wo publish the following fur our lady readers : "Dolly Varden is simply a bunched up overdress, cut in tntique stylo, and mado of any flowered material which most resembles old fashioned chintz bed room furniture In making them care must be taken not only in tho purchase of material, but in cutting them so us to preserve tho integrity of tho idea. Tho sleeves must be antique ; that is, close at. the top with deep ruflli a. The high boddico cut is one with tho skirt to open iu front, but closes so as to form a lung waist, cut with a spring which decpenn almost into points back and Iront. Tko skirt is looped up in five different places, threo at tho back, ono upon each side, with velvet ribbon. "Tho material for Dully Vardcna tro numerous and varied. 'J hero are cotton chintzes with black, wluto or tinted irnlliwl'1 'Tho Jutcci aiv cunariicit-u tliv most (lit!nijue. Thcro are also chiniz figurcd faulaidt, which ure moro stylish than chintz, in black aud tinted grounds, and richer striped silks, brocaded with flowers, employed for the 'Dolly Vor dens' that aro used to complete dinner costumes." Tho New York Mail, in reply to an inquiry as to who Dolly Varden is, or was, says : Dolly Vurdcn was tho charm ing daughter of a Loudon locksmith, Gabriel yarden by name, and lived iu the reign of Gcorgo III. Sho after wards became Mrs. Joo Willctt. I'or furthor information we would refer our inquiror'lo a certain book of reference called "Baroaby Rudge," written by one Charles Dickens, an author of some local roputation. Whether tho lady in ques tion was given to wearing materials of a startling loud character in culor and pat tern, this deponent has no knowledge, nor infnrmation sufficient to form a be lief. About a year ago, however, some inspired modiste rcchristcned what was then known as "cretonnes, and called them "Dolly Vardons." Tho name was at first confined to chintzes, but it spread to other materials. At a Iato dry goods oxposttton "Dolly Varden silks wcro exhibted, and now whole costumes, whose liko was never seen on sea or shore, are named after the charming and coquettish littlo daughter of a London locksmith. Sons op Scccesseul Men Next to tho inquiry, what becomes of the pins? an interesting question woul'i be what becomes of thosoni of successful men? A few firms aro in the hands of the sonb of the founders ; but theso are exceptions. The old names and tho old trade generally pass into the hands of others. "Do you ce that man shovelling coal I W ell, his children, and children liko his, will jostle your pampered sons and rule this land," said an old icw iorkcr the oilier day. The old names have ceased in tho pul pit. I ho tamed man of tho bar seldom has a successor. I lie eminent jurists carry their honors with them to the grave. Merchant princes are obliterated. I ho reason is clear. The lather laid the basis of business ono way and tho sons build another. Men who earned thuir fortunes by hard wurk, by atten tion, that wero their own book-keepers, salesmen, cashiers, and ofteu portors, aro followed by sous whu do as little as pos sible, who delegate, to others all the work they can, and who kuow moro ot the road than of tho Ledger, Young men who fling the examples uf their sires to the winds, find it easy to squander a valuable tnuic, run through n lortuoe quicker than it was earned, and find theuiselvos, while young, at tho point from which their fathers started. Pigcy got into a large yard whero ho did not belong, and trying to got out again bo stuck fast under a high board fence, and there began to kick and squeal in the good old way. His master, a big, fat Irishman, hearing tho hubbub, ran out of his houso near by, and caught his pig by the cars, endeavoring to pull him through tho holo before bis trespass was detected. But this treatment had no effect but to make tho pig yell tho more. An old ram in tho yard hearing tho noise, and seeing piggy s innd-lcgs and tail flourishing nway in a menacing man ner, accepted what bo thought was n challenge, and lowering his head charged with all Iris might. lie struck bis mark squarely and fairly, and tho pig shot through the holo like a poru canuon ban, and striking his master full in the breast, knocked him fiat on his back. 'Ihe only person who witnessed this closing sccnu was just entering the yard, and not being aware how many aotors were engaged in it, was very much surprised to bear what he supposed to bo the pig swearing in Irish on tho other slue ol the leuce. Tho origin of tho title, "Tho Thun derer," by which the London J linos in known, was troni a writer beginning a leading articlo with tho phrase : "We thundered forth the other day," &e. Somo of the Times' couteiujorurits in referring to this expressimi, called tho Times "The Thundorcr," and though noarly fifty years have elapsed the title still clings to it. A seedy and unhappy looking man, entering a revival meeting iu Mississippi, took a cat near the pulpit. Tho otergy man, noticing his forlorn appeaiame, stopped up to Ii i in and asked if be was u Christian, "No," eoid ho, "I am thu editor of tho village papvr' '0 euro t bulky horse, tio his tail to a hifllotrco, just so that when his mate pulls a little, a straia ttill eotuG m lii tail. Instead of beating and whipping if Vafky tiorte, dry this simple (cmcdy.