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.PUBLISHED HVHRY WEDNESDAY BY 61.00 A YEAR IK ADVANCE single: copied wve cents. E la. SYDNOH, DENTIST, TfVf9 - - Missouri. Will visit tho various towns In the county from 4im i nine, uuo nouco 01 wnicu if 111 to given. ATTORNEY AT LA IV, Wctr Hope, - - Missouri Wlllpractloo In tho Courts nf tho Nineteenth judical uircmt. Special attuntlon glvcri to col v7nlCmCp It. C. MAG RUDER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, ttap-aii-tirig, - Missouri. Will practice In tho Courta of tho Nineteenth Judicial District. v7u& W. C. BIcFARLAXD, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will prnclloe in the Courts of the Nineteenlh Judicial Circuit, nud nlll giro special attention to collection . Offlic Front room over J. K. jtnox iianx. V7nla CIIAS. MAHTINj Jr., ATTORNEY AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will practice In all the Courts of the Nine teenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention civen to tho collection of debts. vSn39 A. V. McKEE. E. N. BONFILS. McKEE & IIOIM IL, ATTORNEYS AT LAW, Troy, - - Missouri. Will proctlco in the various Courts of this and adjoining counties. Special attention given to collections and matter relating to real estate. p& Office, northeast corner Main and Cherry streets, just below Laclede Hotel. n30v7 J.B.ALLEN. W.T. BAKEH. ALiLiEJV & BAKER, Allorneys-al-Law, Agents Stale and Phoenix Insurance Companies and Real Estate Agents, TROY, MISSOURI. JOSEPH B. ALLEN, Notary Public. apr25-'72nl7 B. W. WHEELER, Attorney at Law and Notary Public, I EW HOPE, MO. Will attend to any professional uusIlcss In the Courts of Lincoln, Wurrcn, Tike and Montgom ery counties. sep7'7lD30yl Wil FRAZIEIt. fl. w, COLBERT FRAZIER & COBiBlESrr, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MISSOURI. Will practice in all tho courts of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit. Special attention given co col lections and to the sale and purchase and leasing of real estate Abstracts of titles, warranty deeds, deeds of trust and mortgages made out on short notice. Large number of valuablo farms for sale at low prlcos. tr Ofllco on Main street In itnnsdcll's building, up stairs. v7nl-l WALTON & CREECH, Attorneys at Law & Real Estate Ag'ts, TROY, MO. "Will practlco In nil the Oourts of tho Nineteenth Judicial Circuit, and the Supremo Court of the Rtato. All business entrusted to their caro will bo romptly nttcndod to. Office orcr Dr. S. T. East'i Drug stoic. OEoo hours from t a- a. to 4 p. m. voiona NEW HOPE, MO., Have removed to the Ira ,T. Kelson house, and are now receiving a NEW STOCK OF GOODS, and are determined NOT TO BE UNDERSOLD. They expect to keep up tholr reputation for GIVING THE BEST PRICES fob Country Produce, September 25, 1872. VICK'S For 1873. The GUIDE ItH now published quarterly. 2 Cents payi for the year, four numbers, which is not half the cost. Those who afterwards send money to the amount of One Dollar or more for Seeds may also order 25 cents worth extra the tirlee paid for the Guide. The January number Is beautiful, glvingp'ani tor Catkins- Rural hnmM. rtfl.lirn. fnr Illnlntr T tie Decorations, Window Gardens, to , aud con taining a man of information Invalunblo to the lover of flowers. One Hundred and Fifty pages, oj One tinted paper, some Five Hundred Engra vings and a superb Colored Plate and Chromo Cover. The first edition of Two Hundred Thou. aad just printed in English and German, and ready to tend out. JAMES ViOK, Rochester, S. Y. THE ORIGINAL LACLEDE STABLE, BIRKHEAD & THORNHILL Still have their livery Staeles n -Cherry t. ln at the brick livery stable on Mala ftree't the contrary nothwlthstandln. 5 he original laclee Stall.s, by the abort proprietors, are, ?' ,h Vhare always teen, si feer doors ai of WthrowV saddle shop, wlioht the proprietors m always be pleased to see their friends. Buggies, bursts and wagons to hire. Horses Wardod by day or week. vBn2 LINCOLN OLD J01IN JtlCHARDSON'S STORY. A Trcmendouj Waterspout Comluir and Tho Uhino, a sailinz vessel of l.nn.i tens, which had just arrived at New York from London, encountered an itumcneo waterspout about 1,200 miles out. Jobu Uicliardsou, one of the seamen. dcscrihiM tho phenomenon thus: "About (ho timo that vou ask mo. boss, the ship Rhino was runnin" aloncr at tho rato of four knots an hour, which was pretty good speed for suoh an old tub, now, I tell vou. I think I hoard the first mate say that wo were in a lati tude 42 degrees whe i we took the sun at 12 o'clock that day. Wo had been out of a heavy galo only twelvo hours, and tho aca was. running pretty blub. At about 2 o'clock in the afternoon some thing seemed to happen, the like of which I never saw before. The sea seemed to go oViwu suddenly as though something had been thrown on top of it and bad flattened it out all over. Then the wind went down, and wa stood stock still. Wo looked anxiously for another squall. But there woro no signs of it in the borison. At 3 o'clock we couldn't see a ripple on the water; it was just as smooth as tho smoothest glass I ever saw. Tho sails hung perfectly motionless and the atmosphere teemed to get heavy. A fellow felt as though ho would like to take a full breath, but that if be tried ho couldu't. As we hadn't anything to do, and bad been worked very hard for forty eight hours previous, wo (tho crew, I mean) assembled around the forocatlo. and to drive away tho nasty feeling that we all bad a tucling ol something rough somewbero around that was only waiting for a good chunco to make trouble for us began telling jokes and spinning yarns to one another. Somehow or othor. though, nobody seemed to bo interested by anybody's yarn, and nobody laughed at a joke. I Iclt just as bud as the rest, I guess, for 1 cuuld n t see any (un in anything either. Then wo didn't say anything for a little whilo, and I think 1 must havo fallen asleep, for I was wuk coed up suddenly by hearing the Cap tains 8 big bass voice ho bad a voico like a bull, sir singing out, "All hands ou dock." 1 jumped up as quick as I could I couldn't jump very quick, for you see I'm old and hastened aft to the main mast. Tbo other fellows wero there ahead of me, and when I cot to them they oil turaed off in a direction like madmen. I noticed that the faces of tl o most of them were as white as chalk, and that tho Captain's was as red as blood. Ilia face always got that way when he was excited in a galo. I didn't know what was tho matter, and I looked around mo at the confusion, tho cause of which I could'ntsce. I felt my heart do what it hadn't dono for seventy years beat against my ribs. I saw tho second mate and asked hint what was the matter, lie answered me by tolling me to go to tbo main brace or ho would pitch me overboard. I went thcro pretty quick ; not that I was afraid of going overboard, but because I felt that something terriblo was going to happen, and that even my weight might save tho ship. AVhen 1 got to tho rope a fellow standing near mo said, "Pull old man, don't you ecu tho waterspout ?" I followed the direction of bis eyes ; there, sure enough, not more than half a mile from us, was the biggest water spout that I bad over seen in all my life. It towered above tho ship at leut 200 feet, and seemed to bo the breadth of half the ocean. It was coming toward us like a steam engine, and the water for hundreds of yards ahead of it was bailing like water in a kettle. Wo braced tbu yard around, put the wheel hard a port, and did everything that lay in our power to got out ot tbo way ol toe terrible de struction that was rushing upon us, Thero wasn't a breath of wind stirring, and there we lay right in the path of the water-spout, unable to do the least thing to save ourselves from tho death wo felt sure must coico in a few moments. Thero were about seventy stccrago passengers with us, tho most of whom wero women and children, and tho way Ibey screamed and went on was cnou to tako the heart out of any man. One old woman caught me round tho legs and begged mo for God's Buko to save her while every one was rushing around trying to find some shield from the approaching crash, i ho Captain sworo and went ou terribly because we couldn t move an inch, and seemed to be going out of his mind, for I saw him deliberately knock a man down who was standing near lum. Some of tho men ran down the forecastle ladder that they might notseo themselves dio. What 1 havo boon telling you now all occurred in a moment, but the water spout bad come much nearer to us, and wo could bear the fearful bias and splash of the water is it came whirling on. Just then I beard a young gentleman in tbe cabin ask tbo Captain whether ho had a gun on board. The Captain said "No," and tho young man's face turned white as snow, and I saw him shako all over. He put bis hand to his head and stag gered toward tho main batob, ond in an other moment be would have fallen down "'twoen" decks, when tuddenly there was a cry from above that sounded like the roar 'o'f a madman. It was beard, abevo this loud roar of trio surging water and overy eye was in tho directiou tbr& ft cams from, It camo from t "ehipma'te" that .wo ealkd "Jack." He was a smart fellow us bis feet, and wai a regular monkey among the ojer when. (P a1oft,in a- storm. There, be was with a toavy Woclcof wood in iiii hiadi that bo held above bit COUNTY HERALD. TROY,, M0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, head, and was shouting for us to "aland r.r.M 1 1 1 t ... urn uuuer i jtio was on ttio main yard arm, tho yard thai carries tho "storm sail," you know. Wo all raD lorwaru, anu whon the coast was clear, I'Jack gavo the block a swing and sent it down on deck as quick as a dash. It struck a picco of shoet iron that w near the main hatch, and made a tcrriDc report that sounded liko a cannon s. W Kepi our eyes on him. for bo teemed about to fall, but he caught hold of tho "port bowlines" and regained his balance. Just then the ship careened over on hor Dcam ends, lurched back agmn, and then eioou sicauy as Dciore. Nearly evcrv one was thrown down, and some of tbo passengers were badly hurt. As soon as wo cot upon our lcet wo saw no more of the water spout, but in its stoad tbe wholo sea was just as white as though it was compo8c'd of soap suds. AVo felt that it was over, and that the noble "Jack" ha'd saved us by his cool headedness: but it was sometime befora wo could recover from the paralysis that j i . i r i. buviiicu iu iiiYu BiricKen us all. When we did recover, wo felt as only men can feel who havo been snatched from tho jaws of death. Work secmod a pleasure after that, for it rcmindod us that wo had life in us Uhoro wero on board, counting tho officers, crew and all, about one hundred and nlty persons, and if that snout had struck U3 it would havo sent us. shin nnd all, to tbo bottom of tho sea, and no one could have known what suuk us. Ever siuco that day I havo been convinced that the City of Boston was lost in that manner I supposo tho water that was in the air would havo weighed ten thousand tons tt couldn t have been less ; and as thero was a brig sailing ten miles from us in tho direction of tho water-spout's courso, and no ono on board saw it, it must havo formed between us two, and reached its immense proportions in about half au hour. An Insane Mother Cuts ber Child's Head OIL From the St. Josoph Gaiotte. Sir. William Sohicffer of Clinton county, who arrived in this city last even ing, gives tne lo'lowing particulars of a terrible tragedy that occurred in the southeast part of that county, near the i: .L ... V . . uuy iiuc, uu me morning ox Saturday msi : It seems that a Mrs. Vender, wife of Mr. Will am Vender, a substantial farmer, had been attending a series ol protracted meetings, in which ehe had taken a deep interest. Iler mind was so constantly upon religious subjects that sho becamo a perfect monomaniac. On Thursday night about eleven o'clock iMr. V. was awakened by a uoiso iu tbe room. and on striking a light, discovered bis wife passing out of tho door with her only child, an interesting boy about thirteen months of age, in her arms. He instantly sprang towards ber, and inter cepting her progress, inquired what was the matter. She replied that their boy was named Isaao that tho Loid had appeared to her and commanded her to imitate the example of Abraham and offer the child up as a sacrifico ; and that she was going to tho kitchen to procure, a knife for tho purposo of obeying tbe command. The horror stricken husband at once realized the fact that his wife was insane, and snatching tho child from her arm?, placed it iu bed ; and then seating her in a chair remained watching her during the night. In tho morning tho unfortunate woman exhibited some evidences of ro turning reason : and during tho day re covered so far as to partially attend to her household duties. Friday night she slept soundly, and in tho morning her husband believing that tbo aberration of mind wag but temporary, wont out for the purpose of attending to bis stock. After an absence of a hour ho returned, and on entering tho bousn beheld a spco tuclu I hut chilled his blood with horror. In the center of tho kitchen lay a block of wood, covered with blood. On one side was the head ol the infant ; on tho other the body. Tbo fine hair of the little boy was dabbled nitb blood and his leaturos woro an expression of agony, snowing that a struggle must havo taken place boloro tbe torrible deed wasaccnm plished. An axo lying near by, told how tbo deed was done ; wbilo tho mother, seated upon a chair, was swaying back ward and forward, and exclaiming, " havo obeyed tho command." Neighbors wero at onco summoned, and no unioriunato woman, now a racing maniac, was properly secured. The poor lather, too, is almost demented over this terrible calamity that has fallen upon bis household. When our informant left tho excitemont was intense in tho neigh borhood. The Herald of Health says that sleep- ing atter dinner is a bad practice, and that ten minutes bofore dinner is worth more than au hour alter. It rests and refreshes tbo system for vigorous diges tion. If sleep be taken after dinner it should bo tbe sitting posture, as the hor izontal position is unfavorablo to health- ful digestion. Let thoso who need rest and sleep during tbo day take it before dinner instead of after, and they will soon find that they will feel better, and that the digestion will be improved hereby. S . SI A. little 3even near old BrattTetioro ensrmerf sent ber ieau love letTet fow days since, remarkable quite a muoh ror V ororij, as ior ji .ueiop rignt t the point. "Tbey that seek me earTy hall Qua me. t'retty 'good toe 3bo infant. The Senators of AlhsonrK From tho St. Louis Times. During tho half century and upwards mat .Missouri has been a ummbcr ol the Inderal Union, sixteen of her citizens havo represented tho Commonwealth oithcr by election or appointment, in the Senate ot tho Umtod Utatcs, Colonel Lewis V. Bogy, standing seventeenth upon the honorable list. Of these, the first &nd longest indcnli Gcd with the public history of the coun try, was tbo illustrious Thomas Hart Denton, a nativo of North Carolina, who immigrated to St. Lou s about tho year 1812 and was elected to the Senate in 1820, over a year prior to tho admission of Missouri as a state. In this capacity ho served, uninterruptedly, and with ccn spicuous honor, for a period of thirty years, and died at Washington on tho 10th of April, 1858. Contemporary with Mr. Benton during this extraordinary career of official service, wero several statesmen of distinguished talents, among th cm David Barton, his firtt colleucuo. ono of tho earliest settlers of the territory auu a president ot tho convention which met in 1820 to form a State Constitution Ho was elected to tLo Senate in 1821 and served until 1831, dying near Boonovillo on tbe 28th of September, 1837. The successor of Mr. Barton was Alexander llucknor. who was a member of the con vention which framed tho constitution of Indiana and camo to Missouri from that state in 1818. Ho was a senator from 1831 to 1833, in May of which year he died, boing succeeded by tbo ablo and accomplished Lewis r. Linn, a native of Louisville, a soldier of tbo second war with Liritam, and a member of the Legis lature of Missouri for several years. Ho remained iu tho United States Son a to from 1833 uutil tho 3d of October, 1843, when ho died at Ste. Uenovievo, less than fifty years of ago, but leaving an impress upon tbe history of tho state, as ono of its most virtuous and uteful citizens. David li. Atchison, a nativo of Fay ctto county, Kentucky, becams the suc cessor of Mr. Linn by appointment aud was subsequoutly twice elected, occupy ing various important positions aud con siderable political prominence until his retirement from public life in 1855. Iu tho meantime, Mr. Benton, failing of rc election, was succeeded iu 1851 by Henry S. Geyer, who served ono term in the Senate. Ho was born in Frederick county, Md., in 1733, and early in lifj removed to Missouri, where ho took an active part in politics and was frequently honored by bis constituents. Hi death occurred at St. Louis on tho Oth of March, 1859. In placo of Mr. Atchison, the late James S. Green, a nutivo of Virginia, born in 1817, and ono of tbe most eucecu ful lawyers and oloquent statesmen of his day, was elected to tho Senato in 185G, and rcmaiocd until 1861. He was a presidential elector in 1814, a member of tho convention which met in 1845 to rovisn tho coostitution ot tho stulo, a member of Congress for several terms. aod under President l'ierco. minister rcsidcut at Bogota. Ho is remembered by most of our older citizens as a fit compeer of the foremost men of tho times, and worthy ct epeciul commemoralivo honor by (ho state. Another resident of St. Louis, nearlv forty years a resident of tho state, at ono timo its Governor, and elevated to vari ous other positions of rospousibility by his fellow-citizens duriog his busy and useful life, becamo tho successor of Mr. Geyer in 1857, retaining his seat until tho lUth ot January, 1802, whon by rca son ot his peculiar sympathies with regard to the impending war, ho ceased to be a member of that body. We refer to tho Hon. Trustcn Folk, of tho bar of this city. I'ollowing tbo rotiroment of Mr. Folk and Mr. Green, oamo the eppoiutment of Robert Wilson, who served from 1801 to 18G2, and the election of Waldo P. John sou in ISC 1 , who left trio Sonate in the following year, for similar causes to those existing in tbo cuso of Mr. Folic. As rucccesor to tho later gentleman, was appointed John B. Ileoborsou, who wus elected for the full term in 1803, while tho other vacancy was filled by B. Gralz Brown for the term ending in 1807. Willi both of theso geutlemcn aud their puliticaiistory, before and hinco their promotflPto tho Sonate, the publio have such an acquaintance that they rcquiro no special mention in this connection. Charles D. Drake, a native of Cincin nati and a resident of St. Louis from 1S34 until quite recently, many years prominent in political life, was elected to succeed Governor Brown in 1807, re maining in the Senalo uutil his resigna tion In 1870, when David T. Jcwett was appointed euceessor, who iu turn gavo way to tbo election of Francis F. Blair, Jr., for the unexpired term, ou tho 18th of January, 1871. Carl Schurz, of St. Louis, was elected as tbo successor of General Henderson, his term expiring in 1875, and only a few days Moce, Lewis V. Bogy, ulso of this city, became tho successor, for tbe full term, of General Bluir. Ab we retraco tho eminent list of fifty years, it is no disparagement to our im mediate contemporaries, wbo are now in vetted with senatorial honori, to say that its early names compriso an array of genius and patriotism worthy, indeed, of tbe better days of tbe Republic ; nor can it be-disputed that during the stormy de cade out of which we have juit emerged. Wever may have been tbo difference among our peoplo, tbe itato baa likewise beenroproscnted in the Sonale chamber by mou of undoubted ability if not alto gether of tbo same high conservative order of statesmanship ; and it may safely 1873. NO. 6 be said of tho two senators last upon the roll, that they havetoxhibitcd a degrco of courage under trying circumstances and fidelity to the interests of I lie people worthy of all honor. That Colonel Bogy will be equally zealous for tho wclfaro of the stato, equally rcsoluto in defence of tho rights of hit fellow citizens, an excm plary successor, in fact, to the bust of those who havo worn tho robes of tho Senato before him, none who know the details of his past career and his admi rable attribuets of character can entertain a singlo doubt. A Scared Yankeb. The following story is told by tho Boston Commercial Bulletin : "Say I You! Mister 1 Look here I" said a specimen of tho genus American Yankee the other day, to a slightly built citizen who was hurrying past him at tho southern part of the city. "Well, what is it? bo quick I'm in a hurry," replied tho citizen. "Well, 1 sposoyou kin stopV nrnser civil question, can't ye?" "Certainly what is it?" "Is ihcro much smallpox about naow ?'' "I think thero is ; you had better avoid crowded places, and " "Yaas, I know, that's what our dootor told mo, so I got aout at tho Itexbcrry dopo' instid of ridin' into tho Boston ono, where thero s a crowd. I m pesky 'feared -on it, an' I'm walkin' in' daoun because "But, sir, I've answered your question, and you must excuse me from stopping any longer." "Sha'n't do no such thing," Baid Jon athan. "What in thunder s tho uso of your gcttin huffy about it?" "Sir, you aro evidently from the coun try, and don't consider " "Consider be darned ! It's you city poopio mat consider yourscl"cs so con tounded stuck up you can t speak to common folks. ' "I was about to say," remarked the citizen, "that you don't consider tho risk you run in stopping a stranger 'Ilesk? said the man, forgetting his smallpox scare, aod misinterpreting the caution, "llesk I why, thero a a fist (doubling one that looked liko a fitch of baoun; that would knock you inter the middio ot next week." "No doubt of it" replied tho other. drawing back as it nourished in dangor ous proximity to hisnoso. "Xaas, my little feller," continued Rusticus, laying both bands upon the larch of the man's coat, and drawing him cioso toward nim "l could tnrow vou clean over my bead if I bad a mind tew." ''Take your bands off mo, sir. You don t know what you aro doing I You dm t know who I am." 'Don't know who you are? Wall, who aro ye ? Governor, or Stato constable ?" "No, 1 iu one of the nurses from tho smallpox hospital over yonder, and I'm going to get Bomo medicines at tho doc tor's offisc, and you ore stopping mo and running something of a risk in doing so. The Yankee evidently was of the same opinion, for he let go tho lapels of the other's coat collar as if they had been red hnt, and stepped aside as if ho had seen a locomotive coming for him at a milo a minute speed. Then, casting a hurried glanco at tho "hospital over yonder," ho left in the opposite direction, and was last seen in a chemist's shop negotiating for a pound of chloride of limo and a quart bottlo of disialccting fluid' Waste Paper Few housekeepers are awaro of the many usas to which waste paper may be put. After a etovo has been blackened it can be kept look ing very well for a long time by rubbing it with paper every morniog, Rubbing with paper is a much nicer way of keep ing tho outsido of a teakettle, coffeepot and teapot bright and clean, than the old way of washing them in suds. Rubbing with paper is also tbo best way of pol ishing knives and tinware. If a little flour be held on tho paper rubbing tin ware and spoons, they shine liko silver. For polishing mirrors, windows, lamp chimneys, eto , paper is better than dry cloth. Preserves and pickles keep much better if brown paper, instead of cloth, is tied over the jir. Canned fruit is not so apt to mould, it a piece ot writing paper, out to fit the can, is laid directly upon tho fruit. Paper is much better to put under a carpet than straw. It is waricor, thinner,- and makes less noise when ono walks over it. Two thick nesses of paper placed between tbo other coverings on a bed are as warm as a quilt. If it is necessary to step upon a obair, always lay a paper upon it, and thus eave tbo paint and wood work from damage. Bill Arp closes his salutatory upon taking charge of the He mo (Ga ) Com mercial, in this way : "We ere going to run a very peaceable maohine, very peaceable. Tho great intrusts of our country commerce and trade, pig iron and pork, cotton and corn, the fair and the fair sex, axsidents, burglaries, sir cusses, and a littlo slander and tkandle, and duels, and snako bites, and s'uh liko. Dost thou sometimes glory in human iris cry ? If yoa, wo will feed you on some sweet morsel. Art tbou sick, or dis eased, or hlpshotten, or belowted, or eolioky? Look ovor our patent modi cines, and pay your money aod take your choice. We intend to oaper and carter for the publik. The publik is monagery, and the different beaits must be fed on different lood. Our till of fa-o is before you. If you like it, board with us, aud pay as y,ou go,.an4 wbeu you get tirad, quit, TERMS OP ADVERTISING. One Siuaro(10 llnes)orlessonelnsertlon...tl (t Eaoh additional Insertion H Administrators Notices 3 oil Final Settlement Notices ) on Stray Notices (single stray) 3 0 liach additional strny In same notice 1 01) tff- A Liberal deduction will be made to yearly advertisers. Sift tho Cincinnati Knqnirer : "The attempt to fasten corruption upon Colonel Bogy, tho newly elected t-enator fiom Missouri, has eignally failed. The com mittee report that no votes were bought. That mode of securing on election to tho United States Senato is thus far left ex clusively to gentlemen of tho Republican persuasion." Dr. Willct, lecturing in Boston the other night, (old a droll story of him self. Ho said that ono time, whon ho Was a connoisseur in bird stuffing, ha used to criticise other people's bird-stuffing severely. Walking with a gentle man one tiny, ho Etopped at a window whero a gigantic owl was exhibited. "You fee," Baid tho doctor to his friend, "that thcro is a magnificent bird utterly ruined by unskillful ttufEnt. Notice tho mounting I Kxcorsblo, isn't it? No living owl ever roosted in that position. And tho eyes arc fully a third larger than any owl ever possessed." At thix momont tbo stuffed bird raised one Foot and solemnly blinked at his critic, who said very little more about stuffed birds that afternoon. It is not always sale to joko, even wilH tho benighted Celestials. A fioo youg lady, of Portland. Oregon, on hearing from ono of her Chineso domestics bin determination to return to his nativo land, twitted him upon tho subject of matrimony. "Well, well 1 Ah Warn is going back to get a wife, 1 suppose?" "Me? Yes." "What sort of a girl is the?" "Belly nice woman, nice woman I "Well, tell us, Ah Warn, is she one f tho aristoorotio sort 'A No. I,' you know nice girls wbo have suoh liitle weo feet?" Ah Warn (very innocently) "Oh no, no I not little feet I great big feee I all same yours." Men op Few Words So -bomo men uso words as riflemen uso bullets. They say but little. The fow words used po right to the mark. They let you talk and guido with your hands and faco, and on and on, till what you aay can bo answered in a word or two, and then they launch out a sentence, pierce tbo matter to tho quick, and aro dono. Your con versation fulls into their mind as a river into a deep chasm and is lost to sight from its depth and darkness. They will sometimes surpeisoyou with a few words that go back to mark like a gunshot and thoy are silent again as if they weie re loading. Such men are safe counsellor and true friends where they profess to bo such. To them truth in more valuable than go!d, whilo pretention is too gaudy to deceivo them. Words without point, to them, are liko titles without merit, only betraying tho weakness of tho blinded dupes who aTo ever used as promoters of other men's) schemes. A reporter having dined with soma friends, attended a lecture afterwards, and favored tho publio with the following; report : "Tho lecture last evening was ri brilliant affair. Tho hall ought to have been filled, but wo aro sorry to say only forty pcr.-ons wore present. The speaker commenced by saying that bo was by birth nn ecclesiastical deduction, caro a learned description of satin, and his skill in sawing trees. Among other things ha stated that tho patriarch Abraham taught Cecrnps arithmetic. We trust tho elo quent divino may bo induced to repeat tbo Iccturo at some future day." hat the lecturer said of tho reuorter : 'Dear sir: In a report of mv lecture iu your beautiful city, you have made somo mistakes which I wish to correct. You made me speak of myself as by birth an ecclesiastical deduction ' What I said was that I was not by birth, hut only ecclesiastically, a Dutchman, Instead of speaking of satin as sawing trees. spoko of him as sowing ttros. I said nothing of Abraham, but spoko of tho Arabians as nomads of patriarchal fimplicity. I said that Ccerops was the founder of Athens, and instructed the people in agriculture. The RoAiu.va Lion at Taos Cap- T0HE3. Our readers will remember that a few weeks since wo gavo an account of the depredations of a largo wild animal, supposed to bo a Laliloruia lion, wbioh was prowling around, tho country in tho vicinity of Taos, in this county, killing tho dogs and outing the sheep, and keep ing tho peoplo of tho neighborhood in terror and fear of their lives, whon out at night. Tho animal had been fre quently seen and his appcaranoa accu rately described by a large number of citizens of that neighborhood, and sev eral unsuccessful attempts to capture him wero made. From Capt, R. II. Faueett, one of tbo the moat prominent and responsible citi zens of Taos, we yesterday learned that the ferocious fellow had been captured. Ilia depredations in tho neighborhood becamo to numorous and showed him to be so furious and bloodthirsty that tho poople found it necessary to. mcko a com bined effort to rid tho community of hU presence in order to save property aud secure life. About fifty men and boys formed themselves into a company, aud after hunting several days, camo upon tbo ani mal in the woods, about a mile from Taos, aud succeeded in killing him. Tbo deep mow assisted them in iticir chase. Whon captured, all decided that ho was a lion -that had .escaped from totno menagerie and liad wandered into the neighborhood. He wat a powerful fel low and weichod over 700 pounds. St. 'Joe lleuld,