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P*p«r of tk« Ooantjr.
OAolsl F»p*r of the City.
m*om YlAft IN ADTANC&
•MOArtaa wnuTiw or an Mowtn*.
QTI'IOK.-Ob th« Oomr M»rk«tradM*
MWMk»nrk( PoatOdlee,
Orant ha* 49,360 majority in South
McCrary'a majority la the l»t Dh
to|ct is 4.188.
•*fitanltey, the dUeomerof Living*'
toil, arrived In New York, yc«terday
The Eplxootic baa reached Mem
phi*, Ifashtille, and Augusta, Qeor
Mahaska connty give* Grant 1,356
majority. Tfeli done, "proud Ka
haaka. ...
i it JerMjr Oltyjr. J., yesterday
burned 5^)00 hogshead or tobacco, val
ned at «1,000,600.
Prudent, yesterday, appointed
4k W- JWrbura Postmaster at Phils*
delpbla, yfee H. H.BIng ham, resigned.
Ix-Oov. B. F. Uue has sold oat hit
in teres.tin JfovwUad, and t*^
tired flromthe editorial control of that
.„ l^podhull,* Clafiln haye offered to
)P*7 W.000 aad make tall retraction
ff their ia&moaa slanden if the salt
•tldnst them is Withdrawn ted they
u* released Aom prison.
Tlle1]|^i«r«otinty Republican Is try
lnfto unra quarter* in the poor
heme, for 400 of its subscribers, who
P»rs pay for their paper.
Wet a bad idea—fueti we will try to
|S|*»® foy a ftw of our delinquent*.
The women Woodhnll and Claflin
are and in their crime
-hos^iand o the former. At
taaftkaa outraged pablie, is likely to
*«»t«pytM* den of iniquity, a mer
ned fhjtttihment, and su try to save
the world frgm their further cOntam
inatioafcr a time.
Bon. John Auaeell, Auditor of State
hae called opoa all the Insaanncecom*
panftse doing business in Iowa, for a
Statement of their present financial
condition, with the gentle reminder
tlttfcif said statement is not famished
by the 2d day of December, their au
thority to do business in Iowa, will bo
Ex-Lieut. Governor ft F. One hae
retired from the Iowa Homestead,
having disposed of his interest in the
P«PW to Gen. Wilson, Dr. George
Sfrragne and Frank R. 8
prague. -Thin
takes the people of Des Moines by
surprise and seems to have been done
••W. very short notice.
,(Riving consolation to the afflicted is
a christian virtne, and having come
across a bit of balm in poetic measure
'tffgive it, hoping it will solace some
of the Democrats:
"Ojeernp, MM Msad, nor mi efcata
_T*o'S»ii®«r» ibosld your earn tnorcM*.
wfeo keep* tte «p4rrow* u(e,
wm art tniw tka LttMral
Mrs. Laura Fair, the murderess, was
to have leetured at San Francisco oa
Wednesday evening, but about 2,000
people assembled in front of her resi
dence and hooted and jeered so that
she was afraid to venture oat. Such
women as she should not be allowed
to lecture in any decent community.
Don Piatt and George Alfred Town
send, are said t" be about to start a
daily-anti-administration paper at
Washington. In consideration of the
untimely end of the Patriot, there I*
BO doubt a very encouraging prospect
there for another Democratic paper,
especially if it can live on wind.
The Excntive Committee of the
Capitol Commission, have reported on
the stone bids and recommended the
rejection of all the bids made forstone,
to build tbe basement of the Capitol,
and advise that they adverise again
and let all the stone-work at the same
bidding, hoping thereby to secure
Mch lowers bids.
Carl Schurs's appearance
in Daven
port, did not draw largely, according
to the Gazette It seems be talked to
empty benches, to a large extent. Af
ter the lecture, a banquet was provid
ed, which was also a very tame affair.
Mr. Schnrz enjoined upon his German
Liberal friends to hold out in the ftith
for 1876. Faith in him as a political
leader, did not seem to be shared to
any alarming extent among his audi
The two Tribune* and the Chicago
Ttmu are now of independent journ
alism, for the best of reasons, to-wit:
They have not got any party that will
own them. These papers, "puffed up"
contrary to the good Book, undertook
to be head centers (without the leave
of the people,) of a party of their own
cnation, and the result was they play
ed themselves oat with all parties.
They do not believe in the parties of
the day, chiefly for the same reason
that a certain distinguished statesman
did not think orthodox King George's
version of tbe bible, viz: because in his
ease he did not write the scriptures,
and in theirs because they did not
IMlce the party.
The Old South Church, of Boston,
frttich is now to be torn down to make
Way for the tl.8. Postofflce bui!ding,was
the fourth church edifice erectc4 in the
iBtate of Massachusetts 2U2 years age
jafcbe ftrtnrtu*'
"4»j* ,n,
WU1 'IV *Mr -a. 4
tbcuillie pi Ml, JtC A(M'i
1730. It* ilic u'iiitwi- oi (77i l4 liiti t
tug w,»* tukeii Br.ti it
•%oop-, ih- mi-1 |ew«Imii«r
flrewood. and the amlieni'^-rooiii u-nl
US acitva'.ry rid ill /-school, hikI gro^
thup e«ttbli-h«*t ill one ol llie j^xlluries.
After the war the building was r»
JipUred, and redetlicated March 'J, 1773.
illnce then religious sen ic s have tx'en
Held with almost unvarying regularity
lip to the time of the recent Are. Val
.fable as the venerable and stately
building will be for the use to which
it is now to be put, there are not a few
Hrho will mourn that, rather than be
'Removed to make way for business
Structures, it did not fere the fete of its
Meniar neighbCKa tet tenlUe
•_ -VY
tow CCSHIRe.
Under the cognomen "Ingratitude,"
the Davenport Democrat say*:
"To our simple judgment the ingrat-j
itnde of the Republicans was never
more fully shown than in tlie opposi
tion made by their press leaders to a
recognition of the negro service ren
dered by giving a cabinet position to
a colored man. The negro voted sol
id tor Grant, and the tiset Is, for the
next four years, we are governed by a
('resident and cabinet, a Congress and
Senate placed over us by Cuny, but he
after being made a most useful cats
paw, is IgnomlnoDsly thrust snide,
when it is a question of office-hold
These lessons on the subject of out
ingratitude, from the Democratic press
in these days, are as numerous as the
papers flying that standard, and re
peated as often as weekly in each of
them. Th« Democrat isou ol the
few prominent journals of the opposi
sion in this State, and hence its lamen*
tations from the watch tower, over
our Ingratitude to the colored cltlrcn,
may, with propriety receive a brief
notice. There is nothing which so
adds to the power of preaching, as act
ing In accord with it on the part of
tho preacher. TbePrlnc* of Darkness
•HI make a very poor and insfltot
nal preacher to the Saint on the eib
ect of the tatter's ingratitude to his
2reator the traitor would not strong
ly impress the patriot with bis sincer
ity, In delivering him a homily on bis
ngraiitode to his country the wolf
would prat* in vain to the flock upon
the subject of their ingratitude to the
shephtrd the educated and pampered
gentleman in the providence of God,
«lothed with a white skin, who, pub
lishing a journal for tbe information,
edification and instruction of Its read
ers, sinks to the level of a ten year old
urchin reared in the purlieus of a fish
market, by the application of the slang
phrase Cvffy to good citizcns, will
hardly impress them that bis wailing
cry of ingratitude, is other than thai
of the serpent in disguise. These an
gry, silly mouthings of the defeated
in which they appeal to the anti-Dem
oeratic prejudices of the party, are con
tinually driving from tbe old rotten
hulk into the Republican party the
best material left in it. After reflec
tion, we are inclined to the view that
the good Lord finds the composition
of the political editorial material, such
in these democratic papers, that in de
fault of being able to make a better use
of it, He employs it in the emetic fieldi
of Pharmacy, to take the bile from
Democratic stom achs, and so restore
ihem to light and liberty, after the
manner of the Democrat in tbe above
Postal 1W«|Sfkr
This question is likely to be thor
oughly discussed in Congress during
the coming session. The Postmaster
General will again recommend
that a system of postal telegraphing,
be adopted. He has heretofore urged
this as well as the abolishment of the
franking privilege, with rigor, it
should be considered carefully, and
liscussed in all its beatings. There
tre many good and excellent rcanon
why the Government should providi
this rapid transmission of intelligence
for the people at tbe least possible ex
pense, like as they now do by the maiU
for the carriage of communication^
admitting of more delay. It is not
trenching upon new and untried
ground. The experiment has already
been successfully inaugurated in oth
er countries. If the trial elsewhere
shall, upon full and fair examination
prove not to be burdensome upon the
Government and to be a great saving
and convenience to tbe people, it is
difficult for us to see why it may not
be made successful and advantageous
in this country. Because, however, of
our rather limited and crude knowl
edge of the arguments that have been
or may be made upon this subject pro
and con, we are not inclined to take up
the earnest advocacy of either side at
this time. Certain it is, however, that
the subject is one demanding careful
and earnest attention from Congress.
There is a terribletaae of Harlan
phobiaat Dee Moines. The eight or
even the name of Senator Harlan
throws tbe party into terrible spasms,
In which he raves most pitifully. It is
indeed a sad sight to see the youthful
and brilliant, thus woefully afflicted,
seemingly beyond cure. We notice
that the subject of this dreadful dis
ease, labors all along under the hallu
cination, that Harlan is dead in the
sense, which is the direct cause of the
disease, and yet the political ghost ot
the Senator will not down it haunts
the poor man continuously, and fol
lowing his disordered vision, he strikes
out violently in all directions, in a hap
hazard, crazed style, at tbe spectre of
the man he slew so valiantly, with the
ususal result, viz: painful exhaustion
in the vie tern to the disease, which in
creases to an alarming extent after
each recurring xpasm. It is hoped
tnat the young man may yet, in his
lucid moments, come to the conclusion
that he has done his part in killiug off
the Henntor, and protecting the p«oplo
of Iowa aud the Natiou, from what lie
ttooma M« twrtVf hid rhameter, mid
dnt ti vv
Setntor 11 u ind i
tiTiifi t' iv«viv' il i i. i# i' biii
qnvt Hi Otinhi, l-ist nigl.t, *i- the pen
ji'i*. li'ri"-|n,i-iiv« «i* pii'ly, -is hi npjti'u
lri iu -euil-otV o tln i-t- worthy official*
to thi-ir iiulilii- ilutlt'B at YT'i^liiiijitnn.
The nffiir came off nt the Metropoli
tan. the only fiivt cIhhh Imtel in Omaha.
Col. Blood, on« of the numerous
parine wV1 TVs»ore Tiltou ill the
the Woodhnll buxiueas, has been
ngain arrested and cast into jail. What
particular offense he has been perpe
trating against Chalii* this ti.ne, the
telegraph does not inform us, only that
he pineth in durance vile in tha ab
num of a little $3,000 auto.
i 'V/
iiSi (UKGtti
The New York World, leading dem
ocratic paper in America, has the fol
lowing puff of H. G., the late candidate
for the Presidency of the late Demo
cratic party, to-wit:
Here is Mr, Greeley, who for six
months, when "in another line of bus
iness," although he made speeches,
and some good one*, o, carefully ab
stained from saying a simple syllabic
on his hallucination of Protection, is
no sooner'
by the
nia nn
chnsetts, and back in his editorial
chair, than forthwith his old mania
seizes on him. and he is apprehensive
that the price of the peoples' woolen
ciotnes will be reduced twenty-five
por cent because the manufacturers de
tire the wool
Mr. Greeley thinks that every
wretched I y starved man, woman and
child should be made to pay double
price tor blankets and coarse woolen
In compering the Boston and Chica
go flrbs, the following details of the
latter, may prove Interesting
The Chicago fire commenced at 9
o'clock Sunday evening, (Oct 8,1871,)
and burned until midnight, lasting
twenty-seven hours. The value of
the jwoperty destroyed, including
buildings, merchandise, and house
hold furniture, was $193,000,000. The
fire burned ovW an area of about
four mile* in length, and an average of
two-thirds of a mile in width, destrov
ed 17.450 buildings and rendered 98,000
persons houseless.* The property de
stroyed was insored for $109,000,000
the looses claimed amounting toaboot
~X),000 less. Of the sum due, $37,
1,000 has been paid, and there is a
fair prospect for $12,000,000 more, if
some companies are not overwhelmed
by the great Doston fire. The loss of
lite was happily small in Chicago, and
the generosity of the world enabled
the local committee* to disburse more
than $2,000,000 in relief.
We notice that the postal card sys
tem has fallen into disrepute among
some people in England, because it
publishes the duns that some people
are in the habit of receiving. We don't
know but this would bo a serious ob
ection ouche, part of some people in
this country, to the Kdoptton of the
postal card business. It would seem
a little annoying to have a postal enrd
passing through tbe Malls and falling
tinder the prying eyes of hundred*of
officials wherein J. B. is called upon to
step In and pay his washerman his
bill which has long been standing. It
will certainly furnish a telling means
of drumming up slow debtors.
Gould has been ar­
rested on the information of Watson,
the new President of the Erie Rail
road. It is only a small matter now,
he only beiug charged with stealing
while President of that Railroad, the
trifling sum of $9,726,641.20 from the
stockholders of that long suffering and
much plucked corporation. He was
brought before Judge Puncher, in New
York yesterday, and gave bail to the
extent of $1,000,000 B. Demean of
Demean, Sherman ft Co., and Wm.
R. Travers justifying forhiuito that
Democratic journals are parading
he fact that the vote in the State ot
New York this fall was twenty thou
«and less than it was in 18(18, and that
he reason therefor was, thaMhese
housands were Democrats who did
not vote. We will agree that no ques
tion can exist but that a good matiy
Democrats did not vote but there is
mother and better reason for the falling
off in the vote, which is, that thousands
of Democrats in the city of New York
did not, this year, get to vote more
than onee.
A great sensation has been caused in
San Francisco, as the telegraph informs
us, by the publication of the particu
lars of an alleged plot of Laura D.
Fair and a restaurant waiter named
Frank, to poison Judge Dwinelle and
counsol for the people Alexander
Campbell. The plot was formed be
fore her second trial and revealed by
Frank, who said Mrs. Fair tried to iu
duce him to put he poison in a decan
ter in Dwlnello'* bouse or in the milk
can at the door.
R«fi« MMSIISS U termsMsl.
Gen. Armstrong, the most promi
nent educator of the blacks at the
^onth, writes from Virginia to Old and
iVctc. lie says:
"The efforts at enlightenment of the
freedmen have so far amounted to but
little. The Freedman's Bureau, ont ot
its $13,000,0U0, exj ended •3,500,KXJ only
tor educational purposes. The ex
hausted Southern States could not do
much while Northern liberality ex
pended about $4.000,000. The total
outlay, divided among nearly five mil
lion* of people, during a period of ten
years, shows an nntiu.il outlay of less
than a dollar tor each teachable youth.
Since emancipation, the negro" child
has had less than a tenth nt the advan
tages enjoyed by the New England
child. 8o low was the starting point,
and so meagre has been tire aid, that
no considerable change has taken
place. The result has been a general
mental quickening, a thirst for knowl
edge on the part of the young, and a
desire for better things. The stolid
contentedness of degradation Ins been
broken up, and strong aspirations
have been created. The lowly and ol
teu despised labors of negro teachers
have raved the rountrv from the disas
ter that befel the West. India islands
after emancipation by reason of ne
glect to fornish instruction when the
v cWm rr-re p-yei- for it. There
lulu l-l i ,t I t. rmii-
I" ••M"l ''lid rtli'i
I* ih T-e ist .nds. At the
nt time some of the Souther
V lies nre providing hv t'lXMtioa for n
1'nnii o*'' rehoole. Virginia takes the
•id in i[i»» *ooil work, and a universal
v-tem is only a question ot time.
The Brookville./e/TeraromVrn says: A
lady in town who U frequently annoy
ed by h*i- hu»b ttid's coming home it"a
Ule hour in n doubtful condition wns
i wakened the other nijfht by a voice
in her room. Looking up. she saw her
liege lord endeavoring to trace the
linen on her "Dolly Varden," which
was hull# against the wall, while a
boon eouip iuioti wis holding the lamp.
'•What do you mean by bringing a
man into my room at this liour ol
the night?" inquired the indignant
wife. "Just keep quiet (hie) old wo
man, Bill says Punx'tawncy is direct
ly south, (hie) and I'm going to prove
him a (hie) liar if he holds that lamp
•till (hie) long enough for fM find
it (hie) on this map."
Wi Sp
W ."WfriwJ
ova makttked punturT.
An Eloquent Trlbotn to Via ••morjr.
Mayor John Hay, President'* Lin
coln's private secretary, closed hte lec
ture in Chicago on "Phases of Life in
Washington," with this eloquent and
thrilling peroration:
"On that Good Friday morning,
when for the first time in four years
thesouud of hostile guns was silent, and
the fighting men had turned the toe*
of their army shoes homeward, the
best and most powerful friends the
South had inthe world were tho Pres
ident and hif^hief Secretary. Yet we
msy be sure that the most precious of
sacrifice wag in that great, feted pur
pose which takes the world in its
scope. The nation was welded again
into one mind by the death and burial
of its prophet leader, just as it was by
the first snot against the flag. A Pe
ter, the Hermit, preaching a holy war
with that fiery tongue of his, was not
more eloquent than the dumb oorpso
of Lincoln, moving homo in triumph.
In the princely palaoo of Leichtanstein,
at Vienna, there i* a great canvaa* of
Rubens' called the Triumph of Dedltt*.'
The warrior lies dead to hi* ear, hi*
white face staring etemly at the sky,
aronnd him the golden spoil* of sack
and battle and the sacred laurel* of
victory and bound to Id* chariot
wheels, throng prlnoea and leaders, the
clanking of whose fetter* soothe the
fierce soul of the hero dri hi* way to
the Shades. It was superbly Impres
sive. The very spirit of the" old glory
of force and violence was there. But
1 could only think how vastly fuller
of the better grandeur of a ft*er age
was that funeral march of Lincoln to
those sunset prairies of hi* love.—
Around his catafalque thronged the
mourning people he had served so
purely. The tearful benediction* of
ransomed millions called forever down
npon him the cherished smile of God.
Inthe chiming of the silver-throated
bells you might hear the echoing chorus
Well done! and almoit fanfcy in tho
solemn hush of the midnight pauses
the awful rushing of unseen wings as
of the convoying legions of the just
made perfcct. That was the apothe
osis of the hero. He had fonght the
good fight. He had kept the faith.
He had become a spiritual force and
essence. His great character and ex
ample went abroad on the wind that
blew. The men of France, by
one cent subscriptions, made a great
gold medal for him. A friend of mine
found a family in Hartz Mountains
crying like children over tbe news of
his death. A member of the Austrian
Reiehsrath said to me: "Already lie
baa become a myth, a demigod, a'tvpe
of (deal democracy." It needed "not
even his death to give him this super
natural character among ibe bumble
people of his own land.
''This is tbe true touchstone of the
heroic man and the heroic age—if liv
ing he is a toiler, and if dead he is a
principle. Lincoln needed no lapse
of years to become immortal. In one
flash of blinding light lie became pan
oplied into the religion of the peoples.
As in the old tragedies, after the fall
of the hero came the fanfare of the
trumpets and the eutry of the forces,
so alter Lincoln had gone from Wash
ington came iu the victorious soldiers.
It seems to mo uo such touching pa
geant was ever seen. There was not
a regiment with halt' its supplement of
men. There was scarcely a soldier or
an officer with a whole uniform. There
was scarcely a banner but was black
ened with smoke and riddled with the
fiery hail of tight. Yet as it marched
past the reviewing Generals, past
Grant, and Sherman, and Stanton, and
the representatives of the Old World
all in a gala dress, no one doubted any
morn that this was the greatest army
that ever went to war. As in that
collossal and inspiring picture of Kaul
back, which shows the legendary fight
of Atilla, there are two fields and two
contests, one between the soldiers
striving in deadly conflict on tbe turf,
and the other a shadowy battle, set in
the upper air. among the ghosts of the
heroes slain below, so all hearts that
day were divided In reverence and
gratitude between our two armies, the
one on its way homeward, crowned
with love and laurels, preparing its
own unselfish disarmament, aud its re
turn to the peaceful interests of the
country it had saved and the men ot
the other, invisible forever in those
wasted columns who had gained their
promotion on the battle field to a high
er and wider sphere of duty, fulfilling
now the scheme ol the Lord of Hosts
in some activity above the clouds.
Thus they passed on, tbe victors and
the martyrs. Out of the army into
peace, out of sorrow into holy memo
ries. And with the sweit and thril
ling sound of the bugles, and the ris
ing lust of the columns smitten into
golden glory by the sun setting over
Georgetown Heights, passed away the
Heroic Age from Washington.
The great natural revolutionist, Carl
Schnrz, has been to Burlington and
delivered himself. Of the effort the
Dawk-Eye says:
Those who attended the lecture
of Hon: Carl Schurz, at Union Hall, on
Thursday evening, expecting a display
of oratory, were signally disappointed.
The lecture was read from manuscript,
the lecturer having his watch before
him, and, apparently, reading against
time. His utterance was so rapid that
many words could not be understood
half way across the hall. An essav
which should have taken an hour anS
a halt or two hours in its delivery, was
crowded into sixty to sixty-five min
utes. Whether Mr. Schurz wa3 in
haste to get away on the 9 :15 train, as
some say, or whether it his usual cus
tom to rush through his discourse in
that galloping way. we are unable to
The lecfure, though delivered in a
style that poorly eomports with the
honorable gentleman's reputation as
an orator, was fairly composed, and
contained many things well worth lis
tening to. Its analysis of German and
French character, its bits of biography
and personal descriptions, and its his
torical allusions, were Interesting. We
are sorry to say, however, that it was
marred by the frequent use of cam
paign catch-words, inuendoes, and
comparison.* not at alt complimentary
to the AtLericaU people or their aqgm
A Sorrowful s««n*.
A petrified baby ha* been exTlTiWfert
t'roin Chicago cemetery. The Tiine*
"All, save the mother of the little in
fant, stood mutely looking upon it, but
she became nearly fr.tntic with excite
ment from tins first moment that the
body whs exposed to view. She had
endeavored to tike it from the eoffln,
crying bitterly, and insisting upon takl
in if it her to her home. Her hu»
k Id back and would not at.
low her to remove it. The mother
seemed nearly diMlracted with j^rict at
the thought of its being reinterred. It
looked so natural and beautiful, so like
the baby she had placed iu the grave
ten years ago, that it brought up all her
sorrow at'rexh, as if she wa* but now
laying the loved darling iu tho earth.
The body vrnn removed, with other*
which the family had come there to
exhume', to Graceland, and reburied.
The family are Swedes, and. it was
learned, reside a short distance out of
the city. The child so remarkably
preserved had been buried for more
than tea years.
THE rem caor.
[N. T. Prlc® Current.'!
Despite the low prices ruling
bog products the past two years,
largest on rccord. The incoming corn
crop is pronounced tbe largest and
best ever produced, indicated by the
fact that all the States in the Union
except five, and these not among the
leading producers, return a yield of
eight per cent above the average. In
addition to this it is to be noted that
there is an unusually large quantity of
oj still in tho hands
id wheu it is consid-
last year's corn cro
of the farmers an
ered U^kt they are enabled to realize
more money by feeding it to hogs than
by selling the grain, a ready explana
tion of the magnitude of the pork crop
i* afforded.
Under the*e circumstance* a contin
uation of low price* would seem to be
a foregone conclusion. Very few of
the packer*, it is said, have made a feir
profit the last two seasous, tbe compe
tition between the western packing
centers having been so sharp tnat high
er price* were paid to the farmers
than wa* warranted by tbe condition
of the market. Most of tbe packer*
name four cent* per pound gro*a as
the extreme limit that ia likely to be
paid at the western centers thia *ea*on,
while some think three and a halfceuts
is atl that the condition* of the trade
vrarrant Anything over the maxi
mum price, it 1* claimed by tbe beat
authorities' will prove ruinous to tbe
packer*, since tbe crop is so over
whelmingly large that the hogs wilt be
forced off in any event while the
money pressure and tho new system of
summer ctoring, will compel packers
to turn over their products as soon as
ready HeaTy contracts have alreadr
been made for bacon for the English
and Continental markets, and moat of
the available steam room at this port,
devoted to that class of freight, has
been secured for the next two months,
at 40s.and
50s. per ton,
according to port.
While the sale* of bacon for future de
livery have been large, both here and
at the West, the tendency of prices
has been downward, as the the season
has advanced. Barrel pork, on the
other hand, has lately ruled higher
but this ha* been largely because ot
cornering operations in connection
with Chicago, facilitated bv a reduced
stock of old meats. The circular of a
Chicago packer savs that the shippers
of stock from the interior to that ceu
ter are completely under tbe control
of tbe commissiou merchants there,
who can produco a scarcity or a glut,
a* they consider most desirable yet
if the hog crop is so large as it if
claimed to be, it will be impossible to
force up prices beyond the point war
ranted by the inexorable law of sup
ply aud demand. Chicago however,
must have her "corners. ller enter
merchants are nevct entirely
ppy Omxbave »me gigantic
enterprise on Mid for the enrichment
of themselves and the discomfiture of
the rest of the world, It is true, the
Board of Trade of that city, seized
with a fit of spasmodic virtue, resolv
ed, last summer, against "corners,"
generally, and provided for the admin
istering of wholesome discipline to
such of its members as should engage
therein bnt these paper resolves are
esteemed of small accountbv the spec
ulator who thinks that be sees an op
portunity for making money. If he
can pocket a snug pile, even the ex
treme penalty of expulson from the
•Board has no special terror for him.—
In point of fact, a Pork corner in Chi
cago has been successfully maintained
tor several months but when the new
crop begins to come in, in large quanti
ties there will be a break in the corner,
aud the price will gravitate to it* natu
ral level,
nnndajr in Aatone.
A correspondent of the Atlanta
Coiutith/ionalut, writing from San An
tonio, Texas, gives this account of tbe
morals of that place:
"This is Sunday, and 111 try and tell
you what I've seen to-day. In the
morning I passed an untold'uumber of
bar-rooms, and in all of them people,
and tho best citizens, too, playing bil
liards or cards, of course for drinks,
and 'for the crowd really, if you
won't drink and play billiards on Sun
day you are not respectable. There
are more bar-rooms in San Antonio
than any place out of Texas fo its size
in the United States. As I sit in my
room now at, 10 o'clock at night, I
hear the band playing at the circus, and
not very far off is a panorama on ex
hibition. To-day 1 was walking along
the street, when I was startled by hear
ing a lot of bovs shouting aud the baud
playing I looked up and just then
it all came in sight. It wa6 this the
circus, with all its riders, performers,
&c., in regular circus style, were com
ing down the street, with the band
playing, the boys shouting, and ever so
many Mexicans and stragglers follow
ing them. Remember this was on
Sunday. Imagine all the bar-rooms
open on Sunday at home, billiard
playing, drinking, aiid last, but not
by any means least, a troupe of per
formers dressed in 'tights,' riding
down the street, with a band playing.''
A man who *i« to be tried for a de
liberate and cold blooded murder, wa*
yaaterday interviewed in tbe Tomb*,
and expressed a degree of hopefulness
as to_hii futnre state, which under all
the circumstances sreras singular, not
to say absurd and revolting. This
man who has never shown any signs
of remorse for his crime, used such
languagearf'"In the Lord is my fear
I fear nothing but the Lord," &c. He
evidently regards himself as a hero,
and probabiv has read with great
pride find satisfaction the detailed ac
count of hit- personal appearance, pri
vate history and religious views, given
through the interviewer, to whom he
talked thus piously. Altogether, the
whole, report of this man'n conversa
tion, is such as to supgest to what
length a morbid interest in criminals
may go. and whether they are not en
coutagud in their career by the ambi
tion to achieve tho only notoriety with
in their re vli.
At all events it is not very pleasant
to realize
there are men in the
communit) who will cut one's throat
to-night fttel to-morrow eainly repose
in the hope of a blissful hereafter, and
converse piously with tho omnipres
ent iutervi'-wer. llsve we a race of
Thugs growing up nmong u»f—
the X. 7 Evening Mail.
The S-m Bernardino Gvardian saya
"Last week the Frenchman who at
tends tho «!eep of Mr. Peter Ftianc, in
San Jacinto valley, dispatched a large
mountain Hon in a somewhat novel
manner. A dog belonging to the shep
herd got on the track of a lion slid
following 1'im up forced him to find
quarters in between vo large rocks.
The dog coming to bay, the shepherd
went up found the lion as above
stated. Tsking his long staff be bold
ly went up to the front of the lion,
and drawing back, gave a powerful
thrust witl: the staff, driving the sharp
point down the animal's throat, killiug
nim in a fe«' minutes. Few persons,
w« imagine, would have the courage
to attack a 'iou in tbe mar.ncr this
Frenchman did. Mr. Filanc informed
tt'that the lion w« a very large one.
and would have bucu wore Uuui a
maHh for half a dozen men in a haud
to-haad combat.
A ••Mantle Lnw Hull Involvlac atn E»•
late of Over a Million Dollars.
[From the Louisville L*lger.)
A very remarkable lawsuit which
has been for some time peudiug in tho
courts of Kentucky aud Indiana, was
brought to
a termination recently by tho
agreemeut of the parties to the suit to
a compromise.
It will be remembered that some
years ago, a German gentleman named
Gustavus Scliurman, resided in Louis
ville. Ho was the possessor of a con
siderable amount of propeity, lived in
good style, drove fine horses, snorted
a footman in livery, aud claimcu to be
a German Nobleman. He was married
to a German lady, bad a young aud in
teresting family, and to all appearances,
was prosperous aud happy. But, as in
so many families, there was a ghost in
this one, the secret of whose existence
did not come to light until the death
of the principal actor in this little so
cial drama.
Gustavus was a resident of Aix-la
Chapelle, a little city in Rheinish Prus
sia, pur*uod the business of cloth man
ufacturer, and was what might be con
sidered well off, his real and persoual
estate being worth about 140,000 thai
ers, or about $100,000. He loved, or
thought be loved, a lady named Ame
lia Eberhardine uoil, daugtbar of one
of the Royal Counselors, and in 1&45
he proposed marriage, was accepted,
ana the marriage was performed in
that year. An ante-uuptial contract
was entered into, between the two, ac
cording to the Code Napoleon, which
was in forco at Aix-la-Chapelle, by
which, in case ot tbe death of the hus
band, before the wife, she became en
titled to one-eighth iu fee simple of hi*
entire estate, and oue-fourth of the es
tate during her life-time, besides hav
ing a community of interest iu all ac
quisitions to the common fund after
marriage, which community of inter
est would entitle her to one half.
The two lived happily together for
sometime, or apparently so. Tho life
of the wife, however, was soon render
ed wretched, by tbe discovery that an
other had (upplanted her in her hus
band's affection*. This, however, was
not exactly the case it was she, in
reality, who had taken the place which
nature had assigned lo another.—
Schurmau had in his employ a number
of factory girls, one of whom, Cathe
rine Bengel, was possessed of more
than ordinary beauty. The impressi
ble young bachlor was smitten with
her beauty, but the inexorable laws of
society, governing the little Kheinisb
Province, in which he lived, held over
him a terror ot proscription which pre
vented him from doin^ that which hit.
heart prompted. He loved Cathcriue
Benjrels, and liis love was returned
but be married Amelia E. Goll. who
brought to him a proud namo aud an
extensive dower. But, for the crime
which ischurtnan had committed
djcahut hie fefture, he was amply pun
ished. Hi* married lite wa~ miliary,
while his love tor tbe iOwly Cathe
rine Ben gels became even more in
tense, now that it was impossible for
them to bo legally united. They mot
clandestinely, and the intercourse com
ing to tho knowledge of the unhappy
wife, she became distressed beyond
measure, upbraided her htihband with
his_perfidy, and threatened divorce.—
This rendered the husband desperate,
aud, openly avowing his attachment,
took Catherine BengeU into his domi
cile. Becoming discontented with this
ooudition of things, s»churm:in decided
upon cmigratiug to America, and came
to this country. He returned in 1849,
and gathering together what jirojiertv
he could, departed in 1850 for the Uni
ted States, in Company with Catherine
Bengel*. Before his departure, his wife
instituted suit for divorce. On the ar
rival of Sehurman be proceeded to
Louisville, where he took up his resi
dence, and sued for a divorce from his
wife Amelia, which was granted, wheu
he immediately married the woman
who had eloped with him
Gustavus Schurmau purchased real
estate in Iudiauapolis and Louisville,
and by his tact aud business manage
ment increased his ^alth to over a
million of dollars. At the time of his
death ho had seven children, two by
his first wife and five by his second
wife. In making his will hu left his
Prussian property to his two German
heirs, and his Ameircau
his American heirs.
property to
The first wife, Amelia, learning of
the death of her husband, obtained pos
session by legal process of the Prussian
estate, and sued for her share, as per
marriage contract, of the decedent's es
tate in America. Her son, Gustavus F.
Schurman represented her with power
of attorney, and the ablest lawyers in
the city were employed to prosecute the
case. Thepleadiu^s were voluninious,
and as a vast amount of property was
involved, great interest was manifested
in the result. It appeared, however,
that as the case progressed, the plaintiff
weakened somewhat in enforcing her
claim*. Being in a foreign country,
and copies of proceedings ia foreign
courts, being frequently rendered uc
cessary as testimony in" the American
courts, she became wearied, and finally
agreed to a compromise by accepting,
iu lieu of all claims, the sum of one
hundred thousand dollars.
AtmXAS'l nmtMMI.
Mrt*s Pwalcn for
Iwk'kulfM Ml
Miss Knight of Boston has invented
a machine for making paper bngs and
is having a number of them manufac
tured at Chicopee, under her own su
pervision. The workmen employed.
werc_at first skeptical as to fier "me
chanics! ability, but she has cured
them of this by going daily and work
ing among them, detecting mistake*,
and improving plans with a keeucr
e^e than any man in the shop, ller
invention is said to be an invaluable
one, and she will make a handsome
fortune out of it. When a friend ven
tured to wonder a little at her present
vocation, and couldn't explain how a
woman could over do anything in ma
chinery, she said "It is only follow
ing our natnre. As a child I never
cared for anything fjiat girls usually
do dolls never possessed anyebartns
tor nii\ I couldn't see any sense in
coddling bits of porcelain with sense
less faces the only things that 1 ant
ed was a jaek-kntie, a gimlet and piec
es of wood. My friends were horri
fied Rnd I wa* called a Tomboy, but
that made very little imprcssiou on
me, I sighed sometimes because I
was not like other girls, but wisely
couchided that I couldn't help it. anil
sought further consolation from my
tools. 1 was always making things
for my brothers did they want any
thing in the line of playthings they al
ways said: 'Mattle will make them
for us.' I was famous Jtor my kites,
and my sleds were the envv and admi
ration of all the boys in town. I am
not surprised at what I have done. I
ani only sorry 1 couldn't have had as
good a chance as a boy. and been put
to my trade regularly."
And yet she knows as much about
m:i:!i!iieiy as though she h«d made it
a study all her life. It is a geuuine gift,
and she can no more help making ma
chinery than AnnaIukin»on can help
making speeches.
A Cuban letter states that there are
18,l'Aliusurgent* under arms, but there
is now scarcity of clothing and medi
Iowa Condensed.
S, Patterson, a TamftCity hardware
merchant, has failed.
The daily edition of |^e Red Oak
AV/vew has been suspended.
The horse, disease is reported to have
appeared in Johnson connty.
Over $,000 in fines baw bcflb col
lected in Polk countv since Jaiiuaf-vl,
You can roast vouf' shins before a
corn fire at theOgden house, in Coun
cil Bluffs.
Rev. Jacob G. Dimtnltl. one of the
oldest Methodist Ministers in Iowa,
died at Des Moinos on Wednesday.
Burlington has a raving female luna
tic, whose peculiar monomania is the.
"redemption of this wicked wovld.*'
Wm. McConkey has been fined $175
for burning a barn belonging to A. H.
Cummings in Warren county, last
Edgar Taylor, of Lee county, htfa
become insane on the subject of spirit
ualism, and ha* been scntto the asylum
at Mt. Pleasant.
Anna Layman, who drowned bar
infant child in Boone River, near
Webster City, last Fall, has been tried
and convicted of man-slabghter.
The Dubuque water company on
Friday last filled their new reservoir,
whicb hag a capacity of 2,o00,UU0 gal
lons, and cost upwards ot $£.0IJ0.
Judge Jesse Uickmau* of Newton,
Iowa, fell from a railroad car, white
going from Newton to Couch's Coal
Bank, yesterday, and was iuetantly
La«t Monday night, in a fouely part
of Burlington, Mr. C. C. Carey was
suddenly pounced upon by robbers,
who relieved him of his watch and $75
in money.
The Fort Madison aud Northwest
ern Construction company of Fort
Madison, on Friday filed Articles of
incorporation with the Secretarv of
State. Capital $250,000.
The Des Moines Republican says
that a "hennery," is soon to be started
on a large scale near Adel, by a gen
tleman lately from Missouri. He will
start with 2,000 hens.
A severe storms swept angrily Over
Sioux City last Tuesday night, blew
down 11,000 worth of" the now gas
works, leveled one wall of the S. C. &
St P. fj. H. machine shops aud played
other unprofitable tricks with movable
A Waynesburg. Pa., correspondent
of the Des Moines lieutsler asks
Where in your Mate would be the
best location tor a small banking house
or broker's offlee, trith a capital say tiff
Ifc^WOr' Here's a chancc for some
Iowa town.
Two boy* named Hagleyand Pierce,
and aged about sixteen years, have
been arrested, charged with robbing
the post office at Mechaniesville, Har
din connty, of letters. The prisoners
sons of
wealthy parents. They will
bo tried before the United State's Cir
cuit court, which convenes at Dubuque
next week.
The Sioux City Journal, «ays:—
"some of our frontier servants of the
Lord, require a deal of grace. He v.
Bennett Mitchell. Presiding Elder of
the M. K. Church, residing iu this city,
aflords u case iu point Recently he
traveled two hundred miles on a mule
held two .juarteriy meetings slept in
a corn-crib: preached five times, and
received for liis services the enormous
sum of $H.
The Delhi Monitor tells how the
farmers of Delaware
work to get a cheese factory,
"A meeting of tlie farmers of Hazel
Green township was held on Friday,
Oct. 18th, to consider the utility of
starting and keeping iu operation, a
cheese factory. A tier a free express
ion of views, it was unanimously con
cluded to build a cheese factory to cost
from $-,000 to $2,5iJ0, the capacity of
which w'll be to use the milk of three
or four hundred cows. Stock was sub
scribed by 11. L. and O. K. Taylor to
the amount ot $200 each S. Thompson
$100, and many others $50 apiece. Mr.
O. E. Taylor was appoiuted to make a
tour of iimpection and find out the cost
of machinery, &c."' Here is a good
example for our Wapello countv farm
ev* tttt^Uow.
as fol-
a 'Wan Itun «»»r by a Lor«nili*e mi
Instantly Hilled—A Horrible SM|k(,
About four o'clock yesterday after
noon Peter Laux, a German boy. six
teen or eighteen years of age. was run
over by a locomotive on the northern
most track of the B. & about half
way between Main and Third streets.
The young man had been in this coun
try only two or three months, aud was
at work in the blacksmith's shop of J.
G. Fink on Third street. He had been
with his employer to do some work at
Mr. Thul's, on the corner of Main and
and Market streets. Mr. Fink return
ed to the shop by the way of Valley
street, and Mr. Laux took" the nearer
way along the railroad track. When
he reached the point above named he
was run over by engine Mo. Tbos.
Kagen, engineer, who had been down
to the w iter tank and was backing u|
towards the engine hou»e. Mr. Kagen
and aiso the acting 11 reman, testified at
the imjuest held by Coroner Haw. that
that neither of them saw the young
man on the track an i did not know
that he Imd been killed until somtiuie
afterward. And singularly enough,
although tin' accident occurred near
the busie-t part of town, with several
men at work on the new building
scarcely fifty feet from the spot, no
body, so far iin could bo ascertained
saw the accident at the time of itf oc
currence. The engineer and tireiuau
both testified that the bell was mug as
usual. The fender wa* heaped with
coal and they could not see over it.
The body of the young man was
terribly mutilated. His head was lit
erally crushed to pieces, the wheels
having parsed sijiiarely overit. leaving
enough of the ontliues ol the face,
however, so that it could be recogniz
ed. The body was also torn to pieces,
having been, apparently, crushed and
mangled underthe ash-box. The right
hand was eut oil and one log broken.
The sight was a ghastly one. indeed,
and few could look upon it without
shuddering. It would seem, from ihe
appearance of the remains, that Mr.
Laux was walking on the track, and
that when he fell his head lay ou the
mil. and thut ho was kilted instantlv
without a word or groan. The de
ceased had a brother and sister here,
the former Winy at work for Mr. Pat
terson. south of town.
The accident should remind people
of the danger there always is in walk
ing on a railroad tra:k. Aud it should
also remind engineers, watchmen'
switchmen and others who have to do
with runuing locomotives and trains
that they cannot exercise too mucb
care.—liurliwit u: iinwh- Vye, iQth.
Gov. Brown has appointed tbe 'SStb
lust, as Thanksgiving Day.
News and Other Items.
Velvet is tbe standard trimming for
this season.
Peru will use her guano to pay her
national debt
The Boston fire-irk* £esH
London, Cond.
Oats in Central!*, KiauM, Arer worth
llcents per bushel. j.
Jeff. Davis got one vote for Presi
dent in Danpbin county. Pa.
A St. Lonis girl, after baking all hflr
Wedding cake, committed suicide.
Twenty banished communists are A
their wav from Versailles to Xcvr
There are almost two hundred anfl
fifty cadet* at West Point at the proa-:
cut time.
White satin i* no longer worn for,
bridal-dresses, white corded silk bay
ing takeu its place.
Singularly enough, a young mini of
Covington, Kv„ who tomahawked Ms
dither and motHer recently, has beetr
adjudged not ipganc.
A poor fellow in New1 York, was
lately sentenced to two years' impri
soumont, just for kicking aud beating
his mother so that she died.
The Now York lime* thinks the
election has removed many obstacles
to, and created many indnccments for,
the thorough tranquility.nmd steady
progress of the Soulb.
The ChlcaorO post oflk-e employs 175
clerks and lli ietter-carricr* and rartkti
uoxt to New York, in amount of gen
eral business transaction, and first as a
distributing office.
We onec beard a woman of tbe
world say, "The state of widowhood
is iucon venient, for o^e must assume all
the modest y of a young girl, with
out being able to feign her ignorance.H
The Toledo Made puts it this way:
Manlon Marble, editor of the World,
who has been sick during Greeley's
candidacy, now that tbe cause of bis
sickness Is removed, Is In the chair
editorial again.
The Boifon Ghtbe, say« "Tlie clerks
thrown ont of employment take a
cheerful view of tlie situation. One
was hoard yesterday saying, 'Ob, there
will be plenty of work this winter,
scraping bricks."'
Capt. Henry W. Wilson, engineer
of Gen. Burrill's staff, has prepared a
plan and made an estimate of liie Bos
ton burned district. The area covers
2 .ISO,0IH» square feet, equal to a little
more than oil acres.
A young man who went West from
Danbury, a few months ago, has sent
only one letter home. Iteamc Friday.
It said -'Send me a wig." Ab«1 his
foud parents don't know whether he i*
scalped or married.
A voter at Mount Washington, Ham
ilton County, Ohio, voted tbe Demo
cratic ticket, but carefully scratched
off the names of the electors, as well as
the names of Greeley and Brown, and
left only the words, Democratic
A novelty in gentlemen's dress-shirts
is about to be iutrodued. The bosom
of the shirt is to have a few bars of
music printed upon it, in some cases
with words. Gentlemen wearing these
will stand behind pianos to be sung
and played from.
A young gentleman who hud been
amusing himself by making small wa
gers of gloves, flowers and the like on
the result of the election, found that a
check for five huudred was necessary
to balaiive his book. He isn't going to
bet anything but money hereafter.—
He says, then he knows where he
Mr. J. W. Dickson, the principal of
the Westlield, Mass.. normal school,
beeame, during his travels in Germany,
so thoroughly convinced of the utility
of the kindergarten system, he has
just introdnced it Into the s»-Ithat
his charge, ami it is also proposed lo
establish il a as mode of education iu
some of the Westtield schools.
The Oxford /Yew dcserilies a Kan
sas wedding: "When the ceremony
that made them one was performed,
the happy couple retired tothcircamp,
partook of a supiter of slap-jacks and
coffee, after which the wagon lied was
iinnrovised into a bridal chamber,
and—all went merry as a marriage
A gentleman in Hartford ha« de
signed giviug the Women's t'hristian
Association $."00 for their Church st.
institution, (the Woman's Hotne.i. but
the action of tho managers iu lefusing
lo admit a white-colored girl has led
him to look elsewhere for some object
worlhy of tlie money, a- he laid it aside
to donate, and he has now giveu it to
the Wiudsor Avenue Congregational
A Wisconsin man has pasted up tbe
following notice •Having by a long
course of dissipation anil debauchery
so weakened my will as to be utterly
powerless to resist the appetite tor al
coholic liquors, and not being particu
larly anxious to 'die aud be d-—d as
yet, I hereby Kolumnly swear thai I will
prosecute to the (rliititt Thole of the
law, any saloon-keeper, druggist, or
other person who shall give or sell me
any spirituous or malt liqnora of anv
kind whatever."
At the last Sabbath service which
we had the ptivelcge of attending it*
listeners, says the LoiigreyittioiwHst.
the fine quartette choir sang an im
pressive opening piece. It was this
Solo—"Myall thar, favor I'm m'niah
aw blaw &w aw iniah iniquiyah." Cho
rus—Caw me uaw ways," etc. We
mention the fact, as some other church
quartette may wish to purchase tho
music and |ierform the same. The ef
fect ou the worshiper is peculiar.
The Titusville Pre*.* says: By pri
vate advices from t. Louis, we learn
that a prodigal sou thought he would
quit eating husk aud corn-stalk free
lunches aud go home to his father's
man-ion !u that city but iustcud of
having yeai for diuner. aud making
the young man's brother lake a back
seat, the old man waited until he could
get a tight grip on the young man, and
thcu gave him Mich a 'bouncing' he
won't' prodigal' again for sonic tiiur.
This energetic parent says, he rejoices
more over one lioy that runs away aud
stays than the whole family who
sponge their living off liiui at home."
The New York says: Chica
go and Boston have tatighl us the.t
every man.-ard roof we puf up costs on I
an averrage about *1'MKI0,IIKI. It is,
therefore, almost too expensive ti lux
ury for the wealthier city to indulge
in freely, but the misfortune is that,
like the victim of the opium dru^. we
can uo longer do without it. We have
become, so to speak, intoxicated on
mansard roof, beyond hope of redemp- i
tion it exerts over our architects the
same awful fascination that the basil
isk was fabled to possess. \V« know
it is ruin, sooner or later, to any city
that yields to its tvrannv. vet we go
ou helplessly adding every day to our
chances of destruction. It is a shirt of
Nemesis that M. Mansard has left ui,
one which, kuowiug Stsdeadly charac
ter, we are (till powerless lo reject."'
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l4y IHm low.
•armor knwr
r* Aft ami he fought lu* AflfeU*
Ptovefl his tmtli ht* «?ndMT0r
I/Ot Mm f!**p in ntjrWu
forever nn-l r«vrt «*r,
's Lav rim »owt lay ftliu Itrafc,
Iu tiir inv*r oi the jno*'
Wlia care* ho
LiT tmii l»u\
fold hioi Iu lite djLUiryli nun.
Ron tHe ftroTO nn«l fir*' the roue?
What to luiu ati tmr w*r#t
Wimt, but i!efit t^iarv Muff
Li»r bint loffvtHY him low,
lit (tor vjovcr
or vbo
7.w*r« mm Kur« watuhtatr
Taut tiiiu to tiw Utmd ttwt bmw*bus
Vnrtu! !t.we i/iir »y
tiott iU'ur' htm tv save him
Lny litiu low, lay Tllui low,
lathe clover-.'l «it auo«rt,
wUat b** Ho :iu# wV:
Uiy taiut
Religious Notes.
The Heifiil of l.ifc. (AdrtnlU^)
fhida evidence in :*n-i}uir? ihat the
cpizootic '-ii but auothi-r oiui-u o( the
coining ila\. and another effort of (iod
to call attention to ll."'
A bill is to be introdui-rd inlo Par
liament at th next Neaaion. providing
that no clergyman of the Church of
England shall lie -nlijwl to any penal
ty for noMiying the Atb:m^i:in Creed
on tho days- specified by t_t- Knbric.
The Austrian DUhop «r l.'ivbach
ban gone back to lay lilt-, hit', ing re
signed l^cansc hf .-onId not believe in
Pnpal 'inftdlibilitv. The Popf* in re
uiru. intimated that iu tin- Bishop's
caw?, resignation was a very acceptable
thing, though not among the virtue*
known a« cardinal.
They are trying to organize a Meth
od i at fepUoopal i-hurch in Philadelphia
iu which more than UMiat-emphasis is
to be placed upon the second halt' of
the denominational name. Mr. Wes
ley prepared an abridgment of the
English Prayer-ftoofe. and the Xi-«e of
this is roiiteniplated.
Said a pastor at a rcceut Sabbath
School institute in Vermont -'The
Sftbboth school teachers of America
»re among the mighty forces of our
laud. I have irreat respect for a thing
of power. I sometime* feel like tak
ing off my hat to a locomotive, because
of what it has power to accomplish.
Much more am inclined to bear my
howl in reflect licfore ihe teacher* of
conscience iu the .Sunday school* of
thiu cotinlrv.
Honesty—An excellent joke.
Money—The god of the nineteenth
Wealth—Tlie most roapectablc qual
ity of men.
-A elear fluid ouce
Enquire—Everybody, yet nobody
equal to colonel.
Tongue—A little horse
tinually running away.
Modesty—A beautiful (lower that
flourishes in secret placet.
Jury—Twelve prisoner* in a box to
trv one or more at Ihe bar.
Editor—A poor w retch who onptiw
brain to till liie stomach.
Doctor—A man who kilt* you to
day to wive you from dying to-mor
My Dear—An expre»wion used by a
inau and wife at tbe beginning ot a
stale Evidence—A wroch who If
pardoned for being ba#er than bin com
IWu'gain—A ludicrous transaction Iu
w Inch each party thinks be clieated the
Lawyer-** learned gentleman who
rescue* your estate from yonr ennmiea
and kee|« it hiiunelf.
The Grave—An ugly hole in tho
ground which lover* and poet* wish
they were in, but take uucooinum «*n
to keep out Of.
KaglMi I'M*.
The eat *how at the Crystal I'alace*
in London, im generallv «poken of in
the newspapers of that city. Each cat
is inclosed in a neat w ire-work cage,
with a plenty of room for the bijigeet
of tlioin. In each cage a cushion for
the inmate to rejKse upon. They aro
well .npplk'd with both meat, aiul milk.
Tbe number exhibited, including kit
ten*, is nearly toil'' hundred. They are
divided into four great cl i—e*. with
prize* ranging frim two guineas lo live
ehiJIiDK*. including- horl haired, long
haired, and oatfc befouling e*cluivelv
to working-men. These aj-c ngtiiii di
vided Into forty-eight clacws. begiit
ing wilh ihe »hort haired tortoise idicfl
he-cat aud going through all the varie
ties of brown tabbies, blue or •diver
tahbie*. black and white, pure white
and unu«ual color*. Anions the inter
esting aniniaU iu Ihe show, is an ocelot
or youug tiger-cat. There is n tortoise
shell he-cat. valued by his owner at
i'50. A tortoise-shell lie-cat. short
haired, is *oniPthing entirely new—
caU of that mark being almost invaria
bly shes." No. O.'i i« valued by liis
owners, two maiden ladies, at JC.Vilt).—
To crown all. there i« a cat weighing
twenty-two pouudti without his collar.
Alfred Tennysou has performed a
feat by which he will secure tbe admir
ation and gratitude of a considerable
section of the fair sex. In describing
a nose h«- i- actually brought 'ho up
turned snub within the range of poeti
cal expression. Hitherto this nn-alor
gan lias not been more delicately de
scribed than cele-ftialh inclined.'* but
now the laureate, iu the last pnbliahod
of hi* -'Idyls of the King," denote* U
Ti|MllU*l U*c til* l*t*J of Www
"Tiii-tiitcd" will henceforth n,ke a
prominent place in our language, and
will conn* aptly u the aid of tho**
who wish to describe a certain ua**l
formation without offeu»c to the wear
The latest novelties iu suicide omes
from Cleveland, Ohio, where an indi
vidual who had drawn a blank in a
lottery, went to his death atter the
most elaborate and ttii'ijut prepara
tion* He Hrst procured a loaded re
volver. and eonnert«*d it with clock
work, mi lhat it would be polled of al
a certain time. Me then got into bed,
and. allet placing the pistol behind hi*
eur, took a dose of chloroform. Un
der tlie influence of the narcotic Jie
then went to fcleep. At the given time
tbe clock work tonched the trigger,
discharging the pistol aud hunching
the lumberer into eternity. Thi# de
vice ia an accession to the* plain *cH
yootings of ordinary suicide, and OB
its mechanical merit* seem* neattf* if
not quicker than the guillotine.

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