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. .. -.. ? ; ' .... . ... . , II. AS THE FINEST JOB OFFICE CARDhYtiILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing. Including ' Large and Heavy Posters and Showv ' '. . Hand-Bills, XeaUy and expeditiously executed -.-A.T PORTLAND IllJJtZS3 . ... IS - ISSUED Saturday 3IornIng, ; BYTHE- DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. Tear.. ....9'J so 1 00 Hik HmtlM... Tbr Mombi...; Tbesa are the term for those paying In adranee. The Ikdkpendknt offer fine Inducement to ad vertise!. Terms reasonable. TOI VDX RX)SEBUIlG,;OREGON,'SATtJIlDAY, JUNE 30. 1883. NO. 12. r4 ? iiBlPiinPnffT IMF jf " j.jasiculei: ... , . PRACTICAL watchmaker; jeweler, and ofiician. ' all work warranted. JDtaler In Watchtt, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles wed Eyegias, And a Foil Line of Cigars, Tobaccos and Fancy Gootfs. Tbe only reliable Optometer In town for the proper adjustment of Spectacles ; always on nana. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec taclesand Eyeglasses. OFFICE riret door south 6 post office, Row bury, Oregon, . - Boot and Shoe Store, ROBBBUIIG. OGN., On Jackson Street, opposite the Postoffice. Keeps on band the largest and best assortment of Kaatern and San Francisco Boots and bon, Callers, Slippers And eveiything in the Boot and Shoe line and BBIXS CHEAP for CASH. Foots and Shoes Made to Order FerrYct Fit Guaranteed. I use the Best of Leather and Warrant all my work. XI E IT A. I It I IV O Neatly Done On Short Notice. I keep alwari on hand TOTS Aim IIOTIONS. "Musical instruments and Violin Strines a Spe cialty. I,UI')N L.ASOK.SRH.RG. DR. M. W. DAVIS, DENTIST, ROSEBURG, OREGON. . OPPICE-OS JACKSOS STREET. Up Stain, over P. Marks & Co. 'a New Store. (VIAHOftEY'S SALOON Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jum. Mahouey, Prop'r. . The finest of wines, liqnors and cigars in Dorg las county, and the beat BIL.L.IAIID TA.HIL.E3 in the State kept in proper repair? parties trareling on the railroad win find Uiia place rery handy to visit daring the atop ping of the train at the Oak ' land Depot. Giva me a call. ' ' Jap. aaAHOIiEY. JOHN FRASER, Home Made Furniture, WJXBUU, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc., Constantly on hand. TIIDtllTllDCr nave the beat stock of rUnilllUnCi. inrnlturesonth of Portland And all of my own manufacture. No two Prices to Customers Kesidents of Douglas county are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. g- ALL WORK WARRANTED.- DEPOT HOTEL OAIOASD, OREGON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. rpam HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a number ol years, and has become very popular with the traveling public, k i rat-class SLEEP. NC ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the best the market affords. Hot-! t tii i..-Kt of the Kailroad. H. C. STANTON, Dealer in Staple Dry Coods I Keeps constantly on hand ment of a general assort- EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AND GLASSWARE ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of school BOO Kg Such as required by the Public County Schools, All kinds of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES, To suit both Young and Old. B UYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS, furnishes Checks on Portland, and procures Draffs on San Frnnciaoo. . SEEDS JSEEDS ! ALL EIRDS OF BEST QUALITY ALL ORDER rromptly attended to and Goods shipDed with care. Address, llacheney & Benn, . ' . Portland. Oregon. When a young man says his girl is "worth her weight in gold," ha is not putting a very high valuation upon her, unless she is a very heavy girl. At this rating 120 pounds of girl would be worth about $30,000, and aDy young man who doesn't think his best girl worth more than $30,000 ought to be kicked clear over the front gate by an infuriated parent and have the dog set after him. Middletown, Del., Transcriipt. The stammerer who told the editor that he had brought him some Je-June poetry spoke better than he knew.-Boa-ton Daily Advertiser. Ribbons are Aresse. used to excess on white LATEST NETVS SUMMARY. BI TtXGKAFU TO DATC At the recent regatta race at Pullman, 111., Hanlanwon. , : Gen. Sir Wm. Knollis, retire&,is dead. He was born, in 1797. 3, Seventy persona were .drowned in floods in Sibfia recently. Henry Ward -Beecher celebrated his eventieth birthdav Jane 25th. , , , . Two men were killed by a railroad accident at East Minneapolis, J ana 20th.. Mayor Michael Nolan of Albany, New York, resigned June 22d. He gives, no reason. At Havana there were fifty -two deaths rom yellow fever during the week end ing June 23d. v The report that the difficulty between, China and France had been settled lacks confirmation. Two passenger vessels recently col ided off the English coast in which 25 lives were lost. The closing services at Harvard uni versity took place June 22d, and was argely attended. Lancaster, Pa., still has smallpox in its mid3t. five deaths having occurred in one family recently. Machng has been arrested at Berlin, on a charge of complicity in the murder of Justice Young, shot five years ago. . At a recent cabinet meeting in Paris it was positively statod that the queen of Madagascar had been dead six months. It is stated that a cash dividend of from to 4i per cent, will be paid on North ern Pacific preferred stock next month. The German government refuses to allow men belonging to Germany to take to China the Chinese iron-clad recently aunched. ' The new steamer Oregon, built for the Guion line, to run between New York and Liverpool, was launched June 23d at Glasgow. Fifty members of the Texas legislature have been indicted for poker-playing. Taey have about all settled without trial by paying fines, Fifty Texas steers recently brove out of the Chicago stock yards and stamped ed through the streets. Nobody killed and only one man hurt. Tbe school board of St. Louis issued an order that after oepteinoer l, next, corporal punishment shall be abolished in the public schools of that city. Recently two feet of 'copper colored talc containing fine gold was struck in Nillie's mine, Leadville, on Prenton bay hill that assays $45,000 to the ton. A dispatch reports many incendiary fires in the Knngnar government, Rus sia, and that several persons have been arrested on suspicion of having started fires. The German town Telegraph, one of the oldest and most profitable weeklies of Pennsylvania, has been sold to Henry J. Raymond, Jr., the transfer to take place August 1st. The Mississippi river is again high, overflowing ts banks, breaking levies, and doing immense damage to hundreds of plantations and rendering thousands of families homeless. A colony of Swedes for Oregon ar rived at San Francisco June 20th.. They report that in another year many of their countrymen intend settling in Oregon and Washington. The vigilantes of Butte, Mont., re cently took a man by the name of Harry Gundy in hands and gave him sixty four lashes for the offense of brutally attacking a ten-year-old girl. Business failures for the week ending June 22d, were 181, as compared with 186 last week, a decrease of 5. New England and middle 23, western 48, southern 43, Pacifio states and territories 25 Canada 36, New York 7. At the sculling regatta on Lake Calum net, Pullman, 111., June 22d, John Teemer. of McKeysport. Pa., won in the three-mile free -to-all race, making the distance in 20 minutes and 14 seconds, the fastest time on record. Two young ladies of St. Joseph, Mi chicran. recently took nearly naif an ounce of arsenic for the of purpose beau tifying their complexion. Miss Emma Singer was saved by physicians, but Miss Mary Druneau lost her life. A St. Gall, Switzerland dispatch of June 23d says: Serious riots against the Jews have occurred and a number of Jewish shops were pillaged and the police stoned while endeavoring to stop the excess, soldiers nave been sum moned to quell the disturbances. At Vienna, La., June 23d, a colored man by the name of Duke, who entered the sleeping apartment of the Misses Cooper in that parish, two weeks ago supposed with criminal intent, was found by a body; of his pursuers to-day and shot to death. A Ma tarn or as dispatch of J one 23d says: - One hundred and fifty revolution ists attacked Chiattaa, and carried off two officials. The cavalry pursued and the revolutionists assassinated their prisoners. The revolutionists were over taken by the cavalry and cut to pieces and thirty killed. The California Immigration Aesooia tion has effected arrangements with the Southern Pacific railroad for low rates to immigrants from Europe to California via New Orleans. Through rates from Amsterdam will be $74.35; Antwerp $72 25: Cologne. $74: Paris, $68; Zurich $75.85, and from other European points at equally low rates. A mother and five children have mysteriously disappeared from their home in Oakland. Cal , June 20, and al efforts to nnearth their whereabouts have proved unavailing. The husband. John Green, went to work as usual Wednes day morning, taking an affectionate part ing from his family. Returning in the evening he found the house locked, bn finally making an entrance discovered that it was deserted. - No trace of the missing was left, and beyond a story of the neighbors that his wife was seen speaking to a woman, as if in an angry tone, and that she subsequently stated that she was going to see a Bick family. No olue to their disappearance baa been reached. Iho British government announces its intention to abandon the criminal pro cedure bill the present session. The British North Borneo Company officially deny that the staff of the com pany were massacred by natives. ' The Ohio Democratic state convention, in, session at Columbus, June 21st, nom inated Jndge Hoadley for governor. Near Gilroy, Cal., June 21st, James Littleton, aged 71, and a pioneer of '49, committed suicide by shooting a bullet through his head. A recent dispatch from Indian terri tory Bay&i The ; Caddo- chief, George Washington, a warm and steadfast friend of the whites, is dead. Samuel J. Tflde'n ' has purchased the yacht Pauline, whioh is undergoing over hauling, and it will soon make its ap pearance on the Hudson. Phillips academy, at Exeter, N. H., celebrated its centennial anniversary June 21st. Governor Butler and staff, of Massachusetts, were present. It is stated that John Russell Young, United States minister to China, is en gaged collecting material for a work on China, which he hopes to publish within two years. At Salt Lake, June 21st, a fire broke out in Clawson's wagon shop and the flames spread to other buildings, dam aging about $100,000 worth of property. Several men were injured by falling debris. Wesley Warren, a negro, accused of the murder of a young man named Price, near Veto station, Alabama, was taken from jail by a large mob recently. His body was found hanging, half a 1 mile from town. He had also been shot. A stage coach on its way from Butte to Helena, Mont., was stopped reoently by wo road agents and the passengers searched. The robbers succeeded in getting only $25, although a lady passen ger had $700 about her person and a gentleman passenger $600. The New York aldermen have adopted a resolution that from the 15th of June to the 15th of September, every year, until otherwise ordered, all mechanics and laborers of the citj government shall quit work at noon on Saturdays, without abatement of wages. A Gibsontown. Pa., dispatch of June 21 says: John Gibson & Co s. ware house No. 2 took fire this afternoon, and the flames spreading rapidly warehouses Nos. 2 and 3 were destroyed. They both contained about 1000 barrels of whisky. The loss ia estimated at $500,000; fully insured. Two men were seriously, and a number of others slightly injured. A London dispatch of June 19th says: The secretary of the committee to place a bust of Longfellow in Westminster, has presented the American committee with 500 letters from persons of note, who subscribed them to be kept in some public institution of New England as a testimonial of the high esteem in which the poet is held by the best minds of Great Britain. The court of commissioners of the Ala- bama claims decided tnat subjects oi Great Britain, residents at the time within the United States, and sailing on the high seas under the protection of the United States flag, were embraced within the beneficial provisions of the two acts establishing and re-establishing the court of commissioners of Alabama claims, on an equal footing with all other resident aliens. A Chillicothe, Missouri, dispatch of June 21 says: A tornado struck the southern part of the county, about 15 miles southwest of here, yesterday, at what is known as the Lower Gap coun try, and swept over twenty -five or thirty farm houses, spreading havoc in its track. Two men were killed and fifteen or twenty injured. Owing to comma nication being cut off by flood it is im possible to get particulars. A Panama dispatch of June 19th savs: An encounter took place at Morrope, Peru, on the ldth, between zuu pre- fectoral troops and 300 Monteneros, a large number of whom were unarmed The fight lasted live Hours, and tne per- fectoral troops were victorious. The Monteneros lost two officers and twenty- five men. The prefectorals side had fourteen killed, including Major Corea. The Monteneros are being pursued. At Wheeling, W. Va., a well is being sunk for natural gas by the Central gas works. At a depth of 840 feet, after piercing a thick vein of sand rock, they struck a strong How of gas. it was con ducted from the mouth of the well by pipes and lighted, making a blaze thirty feet high. The gas will be used for fuel in the gas houses. This is the fourth well which has been successful in striking gas in that place. It will revo lutionize manufacturing, as the only cost of the fuel will be the sinking of a well. A Sunderland dispatch of June 19th says: The number of deaths from the catastrophe in Victoria Hall has now reached 202. The funerals of a great many of the victims of the Saturday dis aster took place to day. The streets were crowded with sympathetic people, most of whom were in mourning. One hundred graves were prepared in one cemetery for the victims. Exclusive of those for which the parents of children who lost their lives will pay, fifty-four bodies were interred in the cemetery to day and thirty-one in a smaller ceme tery. Large numbers of generous sub scriptions are arriving in Sunderland from different parts to help pay tbe funer al expenses of tbe unfortunate children. A Berlin dispatch of June 21 says: The floods in Silesia wero attended by waterspouts. A large part of the town of Huschberg ia submerged and bouses adjacent to the village flooded. The i railway near Zlzsburn h washed away. A number of cattle perished. Dispatches from Breslau state that during the last twenty-four hours the rise in the river Weisse, at the town of that name, has been most alarming, the water having reached the highest mark since 182 1. An Evangelical church and school, two barracks and part of the postoffice are submerged. Disastrous floods are also reported in Bohemia and Moravia. The Danube is expected to overflow its banks shortly, as the river Jun and mountain streams are rapidly rising. The quay at Line is flooded. tihost," A short paragraph appeared in one the morning papers of recent date. of It ran thus: "V;f '. Maqt John R. Throckmorton was bur ied in the family vault at Louisville the other day. He died some time ago in a lonely hut on a Mississippi plantation. His last moments were, "haunted by the thought that Ellen Goodwin was still shadowing him. For "twenty-five years the woman, followed him, and was known as Throckmorton's ghost. The reason for this was never known, ylt is the pop ular belief thafc. Throckmorton wronged her in her yputlt. 4 ... V. Ten years ago the papers of Louisville contained daily accounts, of 'the trial, or rather the investigation, of a woman by the name of Ellen Goodwin. The Cour ier Journal, the leading paper of the southwest, took sufficient interest in the matter to espouse the cause of the pros ecuting witness, Major John 11. Throck morton. In the South, until recently, there was a very clearly defined aristoc racy, clannish and proud, between whom and the people there also was drawn a very distinct line. Ellen Goodwin belonged to the people; MajorThrookmorton was a scion of one of the oldest andjnost aristocratic families in all the Southern States. At bis instigation, and in his interest, a writ of "de lunatico inquirendo" was issued, Ellen Goodwin was arrested, and put on her trial to establish her sanity and ex plain her strange conduct. The odds against her were heavy. Her conduct had been most unprecedented and remarkable. Her opponent was backed by a powerful journal, by an in fluential society, by able counsel. Her only support was her alleged wrongs.her pluck, and a young, comparatively inex perienced lawyer, whom the court had appointed to defend her. This is the story as told at the trial. Twenty-five years before that date, and when Eden Goodwin was a young, beau tiful and talented girl, but of compara tively humble origin, John R. Throck morton met her. She fell in love with him, and he apparently loved her. Marriage was out of the question with him, but not the gratification of his baser passions. She trusted him too much she fell. He soon tired of her and her love. Wbat to him was a "thing apart" had become to this girl her whole existence. She could not live away from him, and entreated and supplicated him to see her, if only now and then. For a while he visited her once a week, then only once a month, then at long in tervals, and tben quit altogether. Her conduct now changed. She determined to follow him through life, to be his shadow, his other self . Whether from a spirit of hate or from some insane delusion, she followed and tracked him for twenty -five years. She waited for him in the morning, and saw him come out from his door. She fol lowed him to his place of business, to his meals, to his club, wherever he went, and patiently watched the building that held him until he left it. Ho could not surprise her by beginning the day earlier tnan usual; be could not tire Jlfer by end ing it later than was his wont. If he traveled he failed to elude her watchful eye. He.could not escape her, go where and when he might. For a period of twenty -five years he was conscious of the presence of this too faithful follower. When he dined or danced, drove or walked, gambled or gossiped, he knew that she waited and watched without. Neither the sweltering heat of summer nor the biting cold of winter, j neither rain, snow, hail nor sleet, neither hunger nor thiist, could drive or detain her from her vigil3. Standing in a doorway on some prominent thoroughfare, her clothes and face weather-beaten and worn, per eye seemingly listless, nn- noticmg and apparently unnoticed, a hermit in the midst of thousands, she lived her lonely, miserable life, to thousands who saw her daily known only by the name of "Throckmorton's Ghost." . j What ever her thoughts as she stood, nigut alter nignt, alone with her, hate or her love, and saw others hnrrying out of tne darkness and storm to comfortable homes and bright firesides? Have they been revealed on the other side of the grave? At the investigation she appeared changed in dress and manner. ; On the witness stand she told the story j of her love, her fall, her revenge. He denied ever having wronged her, and denounced fcer as insane. The jury believed her and returned a verdict in favor of her sanity. The writer was in the crowd that had gathered to hear the verdict. There was a quiet, deep sentiment of sympathy for the woman, which pervaded the court, and which found vent in a hearty cheer when the verdict was announced. This sympathy, this kindly notice, this long deferred vindication was too much for Ellen Goodwin.1 After twenty-five years of waiting, sue wept. The judge, in dismissing her, said: "A jury of your countrymen have declared you of sane mind. See that you do not by continuing your strange conduct, dis appoint them." For about two years she obeyed the injunction of the court. Her insane de lusion seemed to have disappeared, or her spirit of revenge had been complete ly satisfied by her complete'vindication She paid more attention to her dress, at tended church regularly, and withdrew herself from the public gaze. Everv one thought the verdict of the jury a just one, and admired her pluck and persist ence, ana sympathized with her grea wrong. But thi did not last. After two years of resting, she returnsd to her former habit. Throckmorton had become a part j of her life. This second crusade resulted in an assault by Throckmorton, a mutna arrest and fine, and in a second trial for insanity, and a second judicial confirma tion for sanity. Jler physical strength a t TT m . oegan now to ian. xier irau woman a body, though long sustained against the most wearing strain by an almost super human will power, broke down, and 'death ended her sentry. Four years afterward, far from his hotel and club-room,- from his surround ings of luxuriant ease, in a lonely hut on a Mississippi plantation, Major Throek morton died. She, the alleged victim of his fatal love, had passed away, asking with her Throckmorton,s last breath that the history of her life bo Dunea in tne same crave with her tired ana worn out body. ?He, the real victim oi ner fatal love or awfur vencreance. died haunted by the spectre of her terri- Die presence, -t -a . - ;; v If her story was true, her revenue was complete 'and his punishment great. If it was false, his fate was most cruel. Argonaut. ; . .. , . , ; .- Mow tq-.tJet 4n at court. An old custom of the Spanish court re quires thafwben a baby is born in the royal family it shall be- officially an nounced that a rigorous" infant has come into the world. The queen of Spain having beoome the pother of a sickly child, which lived only two hours, the court journal chronioled tbe birth and death in the usual way: "Her Majesty was delivered at three o'clock of a vigorous infant, who died at five." The Epoca of Madrid lately reported that the town council of Seville, having had an interview with Alfonso XII., "kissed the feet of his majesty and withdrew." It is not to be supposed that the coun cilors actually went down on all fours and kissed the king s boots as if ho were the Pope; but etiquette demanded that hey should be said to have done so, be cause a town council does not stand on the same level of dignity as the Cortes, whose members are supposed to kiss hands when they take leave." The three etters B. b. P. (beso sus pies), which mean, "I kiss your feet," are still used by gentlemen in Spain when signing let- era addressed to ladies, and by subjects to their king. The letters B. S. M. (beso sus manos), which are used by men writing to men. and by ladies to adies, would seem too cavalier f rom a gentleman to a lady, and downright im pertinence from a subject to his sover eign, j One of tbe chief reasons of the Dnke d'Aosta's unpopularity during tbe brief reign which he closed with a voluntary abdication, was, that he would take no pains to study the complicated etiquette of the Escurial, bnt sought to introduce simple manners in a country where even beggars drape themselves proudly in their tattered mantles and address one another as "Senor Caballero." He one day told a muleteer, with whom he had stopped to talk on a country road under a broiling sun, to put on his hat; forget ting that by the fact of ordering a sub- ect to cover himself in a royal presence, he created him a grandee. Marshal Prim, who was standing by, hastily knocked the muleteer's head-dress out of his hand, and set his foot upon it, at the same time offering the man some gold; bat the muleteer, who was mortally offended, spurned the money and a few days later, when Prim was assassinated, a rumor was circulated that the mortified individual who had narrowlv missed be coming a grandee was an accessory to the crime. On another occasion King Amadeo inconsiderately addressed a groom of his in the second person singu- ar as "tu. Happily the man was an Italian ; for, as a court chamberlain rep resented to his majesty, a Spaniard spoken to with his familiarity might have claimed that the monarch had dubbed him cousin that is, had enno bled him. Another thing that the much worried Italian prince had to learn was that a Spanish king must not sign any letter to a subject with any friendly or complimentary formula, but must simply write "Yo el Rey" ("I the IfciDg.") Etiquette is the code of rules by which great people keep lesser ones in proper respect. Prince Bismarck, when a boy, was rebuked by his father for speaking of the king as "Fritz." "Learn to speak reverently of His Majesty," said the old squire of Varzin, "and you will grow ac customed to think of him with venera tion." Young Bismarck laid the advice to heart, and to this day the great chan cellor always lowers his tone and as sumes a grave worshipful look when he alludes to the Kaiser. If a message is brought to him from the emperor by word of mouth or in writing, he stands up to receive it. When a wedding takes place at the Prussian court, it is the practice for the state dignitaries to form a candle procession -that is to say, that ministers, chamberlains, high stewards, take each a silver candlestick with a lighted taper in their bands, and conduct the bride and bridegroom round the ball room, where guests are assembled, and thence into the throne room, where the pair do homage to the sovereign. At the first royal wedding which occurred after the chancellor had been promoted to the dignity of prince and highness, Bismarck failed to appear in the candle procession. and court gossips quickly concluded that he now thought himself too great a man to take part in a semi-menial ceremony The truth was, however, that the chan cellor had been seized with a sudden attack of gout; and at the next wedding he was careful to silence all carpers by carrying his candle bravely like other ministers. Prince Gortchakoff was alwavs equally careful to observe the minutest points of etiquette in relation to tne late czar ana the imperial family. Lord Dnffenn. ask ing him whether the emperor's cold was better, was rather startled to hear him answer in a reverent voice, with his head bent and his eyes half closed: "His majesty has deigned to feel a little bet ter this morning." The Duke de Morny said of Gortchakoff, that he seemed to purr when he talked of any oreature at court, "even of the Grand Duchess Olga's monkey." But possibly this im perturbabie obsequiousness is appre ciated by the rulers of this earth, for Gortchakoff remained prime minister throughout the whole of the emperor's reign. Chambers' Journal. Mammoth Mlllionalreg. Those who watch the new mammoth millionaires now coming forward in such numbers from America and Australia, say that one definite reason for dreading them is their incapacity for spending their fortunes in amusing themselves. A man who has m.ide twenty millions sterling, say by vast "corners" in rail vt shArea. finds that unless be goes on makin&r monev or is one of those f ortn nate persons who can continuously de- vote themselves to an ODject, tne excess to which his fortune transcends that o other rich men is of very little use to him. He can, of course, get out of it all the personal luxury, in the way of fine houses and good eating, and purple and fine linen generally, that he rnay happen to wish for, bnt in those thingg there is for him no special satisfaction I Any body with, say, 50,000 a year, or other bread-and-butter fortune of that kind can buy all the personal luxuries he can' enjoy, including in some places social deference; and the mammoth millionaire wants something more. He wants to feel tht value of the difference between his resources and thoBe of the merely rich, to do or enjoy something vhieh they ... cannot attempt. Elephantine amusements may be amusing, but thev are only elephantine, and he is a mam moth, wants larger trses to crush through, bigger forests to browse In p deeper swamp in which to" gambol and roll. In a little planet like ours this is not easy to obtain. He desires, like the rest of us, to utilize his special ad vantage, which is the command of the modem form of the wishing cap in a de gree to which no one else can pretend, and it is difficult to wish for anything that nobody with a smaller cap can get. He can travelabout if he likes, travel very pleasantly; but so can the ordinary wealthy man, money beyond a certain amount adding little either to the enjoy ment or the conveniences of travel. Tue present writer was traveling once on the track of an empress, and was so incon venienced by her wealth that he watched to see what it gave her. It was very lit tle indeed, nothing compared with what she obtained from her European rank. When crossing the Alps she swept up for two days in advance every available horse, engaging at one point no less than eighty; but she could only sit in one place in one barouche, and moved, on the whole, no quicker than other people. The huge suite seemed to be merely a burden, choking up the roads, calling forth tiresome crowds and sometimes creating wearisome delays. There was a physioian, for instance, who actually fell ill, to the loss of eleven hours. The empress upset the traveling arrangements of a great line for three days by ber re quirements in the way of a special train and extra precautions; but any one rich enough to hire a saloon carriage for him self, and pay for a pilot engine in front, a matter of less than a pound a mile, would have traveled with just as much personal enjoyment. The empress' rank, no doubt, helped her greatly in opening inaccessible castles, attracting experts as ciceroni, and securing her near Naples a paradise .to live in which no money would have purchased; but the command of millions of itself produced no more than thousands would have done. As to creating a grand place the idea which Edgar Poe puts into the head of his imaginary millionaire it is to be done, no doubt, with skill and judgment; but when the colossal once enters into an enterprise of that kind.it becomes unen joyable. No private man would be hap pier even in his own thoughts for cre ating a Versailles, and short of Versailles. nan a minion well i&id out will do all that is required. To "found a family" in' 1L. TO 1-1. . . . "'. m -august! sense, is in America or Aus tralia impossible; and a great estate gives comparative little influence, and beyond a certain limit quite attainable by any rich man, no particular pleasure. What is the use of owning square miles when nobody will "cap" to you, or vote for you, or recognize your greatness in any way that is not half hostile? Of course. if the mammoth millionaire is a collector he can make a mammoth collection: bnt when once you have acquired all the snuff boxes, or jade bowls, or fine cat's eyes to be procured, a thousand more specimens add very little to your gratifi cation. A collection loses its charms when once it is magnified into a museum. Besides, all these . things cost compara tively little. They can, any one of them, be done to any reasonable extent bv a man with a hundred thousand a year; and we are talking of the millionaires, to wuum mm income seems respectable poverty. The true mammoth Croesus is forced to accumulate by the difficulty of getting na oi nis money, and soon finds that really to use it with a visible result adequate to the power expended, there is no wav excerpt to incmasA his. business operations. That is the rea son why, in America, he continues his trade; and why his son, with still greater weaun, win De tempted to continue after him, and to keep on rolling up the snow ball till smaller men declare as they are declaring now about the railway kings. that its bulk is becoming dangerous. Spectator. An Innovation. "My daughter is to be married next he said as he sat down and re week," moved his hat. "And you will present her with a check for $50,000, of course?" replied the broker. "Well, no, that's what I called to see you about. I believe in innovation." You'll give her $25,000 in cash, eh?" "No, sir. I was thinking that you might take about $500 and buy about $75,000 worth of some sort of bonds.". "As an investment for an income?" "No for a show. Get $1000 bonds, if possible. Get some that are printed in red and blue ink, if you can. I! they have big red or blue seals on so much the better. If they begin 'In the name of God, amen,' they will look the more important. See that the paper is good, the printing clear, the signature in a bold,heroio hand, and send your bill to me. The time has gone by when the public can be fooled by a check." Wall Street News. I was chatting with a bright voung girl the othhr evening, at a small ger man when our attention was directed to a tall and handsome woman who had just entered the room. "Who is she?" asked my companion, and I, wishing to be poetical, answered, "A daughter of the gods." "I don't know her," my partner replied, critically examining the new comer through her lorgnette, "the gods are not in our set." The hurricane oi 1866 blew over .hun dreds of thousands of cocoanut trees in the Bahama Islands. Instead of dying, they not only kept on growing in their horizontal position, but sent up shoots from the top. . These Bhoots are now forty to fifty feet in height, and yield an abundanoe of fruit. , FASHION 0TE& The moat stylish parasols niateii the oostnme; French boots and shoes show a marked tendency to pointed toes. The loveliest shades of salmon, rose. corn blue and water green are seen in the new China crapes. Purple violets and barbes of -Valen ciennes lace trim the fine Milan straw bonnets designed for elderly ladies. New flannel suits for children are made of cheviot flannels, garnet, bine, dark green and gray being the favorite colors. The "pannier" ! or basket bonnet ia trimmed KiUx..C0Ckade Jma oaual4s-af - satin ribbon around the crown and inside the brim. - - , Narrow ribbon of two colors are mnoh used for trimming straw hats, ribbon loops and ends forming large rosettes having succeeded pompons. The most fashionable stockings are of black, strawberry or primrose, silk or isle, in monochrome; stripes and checks being only Becond in popularity. The summer silks which come in large plaids of brilliant blues and reds are said to sell more readily than any other in New York for dress skirts. Brocades with very large figures the nsed for elegant mantles instead of are oriental cashmeres. They are lined with ight eilks.and trimmed with lace chenille balls, and gilt and jet ornaments. A pretty novelty consists in tinted satin "gilets or waistcoats embroidered in sprays of arbutus, lilies of the valley or other fine flowers, or worked all over with white silk rosebuds, outlined with iny mother of pearl beads. These pretty vests can bo worn with different toilets. Summer fans are enormous and more 'bizarre" than ever. Red is still the favorite color for. both sunshades and ans, especially for the country and sea side. Bright scarlet, however, is leas in fayor than such shades as fire, copper, nasturtium, terra-cotta and crushed strawberry. Cockade bows are all the fashion. They are made up of a number of loops and tapered ends of narrow velvet, satin or faille ribbon, either monochrome or of several colors, and are nsed for trim ming dresses, mantles and bonnets; flowers are also arranged into large cockade-like clusters for the bodioe, coiffure and bonnet trimming. One of a score of novel French bon nets, all set in a row in an importing house on Broadway, was a fanchon of hunter's green crape, with a wreath of dark moss buds encircling the crown. Upon a bud here and there was poised a' large yellow butterfly with wings out stretched as if just alighting. There were; seven of these upon the bonnet. At a wedding which occurred last week the modiste who prepared the toilets gave a list of the dresses as follows: The bride wore a dress of crocus white satin, the bride's mother a dress of biscuit col ored surah, the groom's mother a cos tume of sand colored satin brocade with sprays of hawthorne, the bride's young sister a crashed strawberry ottoman silk, the married sister a toilet of lobster red surah, draped with black lace, and the bridesmaids were attired in buttercup In dia mull over silk slips, with garniture of crimson roses. Softly draping and semi-diaphanous fabrics, such as "voile de religeuse," and many other varieties known under the generic name of veilings, will be much worn in combination with merveil leux, white polka dotted foulards, fine patterned brocades, and also with moire Franoais. The most beautiful imported materials in veilings, zephyrs and sum mer cashmeres are those in box robes adorned with borderings of various widths, according to price, the handsom est patterns being in Irish point or Venetian cut work, ten inches deep.: How Flies Climb. . This problem in natural history has been studied by numerous naturalists, but only recently has it been satisfac torily settled. An eminent authority. Dewitz, reports that he "has watched the exudation of the sticky matter from the feet of the flies by fastening one of the insects to the under side of a plate of glass, and viewing it under the micro scope. A perfectly clear liquid was seen to flow from the ends of the foot -hairs and attach the foot to the glass. When the foot was lifted up, to be put down in an other place.the drops of the sticky mat ter were perceived to be left on the glass in the exact places where the foot-hairs had rested. The adhesive fluid ; appeira ' to pass down through the hollow of tbe hair, and to be derived from glands which Leydig discovered in the folds of the foot in 1850. A similar adhesive matter appears to be possessed by bugs, by many larvse, and probably by all in sects that climb the stems and the under sides of the leaves of plants." Sentimental Gush. , that the craze for naming everything "Garneid wmcn arose on tne death of the late President wss very silly. There were uarneid Hospitals and Garfield homes, and Garfield libraries, and Gar field monuments.and Garfield parks, and uarneia scnoois, and Garfield this, that and the other thing until the association of the dead man's name with every day matters Decame extremely pain la I. The New York legislature, just before it ad- j journed, quietly passed a bill to change the name of a "Garfield" institntion in Brooklyn to one that expressed its real character instead of an affectation. This example will be followed elsewhere, and yet the memory of Garfield will not be dimmed. It will rather be brightened by separation from commonplace asso ciations. St. Louis Globe Democrat. It w:s thought aterrible disgrace that in Poland, several centuries ago,' a noble could kill a peasant for $12 to $15 ex pense, but, it must be confessed-murder as a pastime is cheaper than that in this Republic. Taunton Gazette. K An old lady looking at her glass, and finding it too faithfully reflected hergray hair and wrinkled face, was heard to say, "They do not make mirrors so -well as they used to do.