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HOME I)T AT VOLUME XXII. WINCH EST K 1 1, TENNESSEE, OCTOBER 10, IBM. NUMBER ) JOu GENEUAL NEWS. Tboaooo will be cultivated iu tho cot ton belt of Florida. The orange crops of Florida nre now worth over one and olio half millions of dollars, Ballki'ih. North Carolina, has thir teen factories anil mills. Tim Richmond Va., Grain elevator, which h Ws .'IIHI.OOO bushels is now full. A 8iioT sugar crop is prodictel in Louisiana, owing Jin nu iiisuflicicucy of run. Flora hns 530 factories, working 2,00 518 hands, with a capital invested of 1,. 697.030. Tim shores aluti Mobil ln,v, on I mill liiles are becoming liiurd with oriuign (jroTii. St. Ai'iiI'ktine, Fla., pays 12J route a barrel fur oyster shells to iinprova her roads. The number of home Blends entered in Mississippi since the passage of tho law in IHia, it l'l,H85. Tnr. In nana tiers nl out Madison Fin. n nwrly idl benriog largo, fine bunch- mi nun wimyciir. This oipnr business iH grently extend ii g in Key Wont, Fla. It is curried on nust'y by Ciihnr.s. J. C. W d, v.1 1, k 1 a a hotel t Hub hil is said to le the fattest man in Vir ia. Ho weighs flOO pounds. A won si siniilnr to tic annywonu is nniking terrible havoc vith tho iea isroji iu portions of West Tenni ssec. Mast jiortioim of West TennoBso arc iiiffcring with a dry-spoil. Nearly nil the puns distroyed nnd, water for stock get ting scarce A vafikty o( cotton know n ns the Sen frnmbia is, iittrnotitig considerable atten tion in nemo quarters of Alabimia. It is aid H turn out a pound to fifty bolls. SoinwtiN farmers have been experi menting with tomatoes as food for cows with very satisfactory results, and they consider it an id solnto preventative if i.'holenu Titr. peanut crop in Virginia, neeording to tho latest reports, is a grout failure. It is lielicvrd that owing to drouth not much nioro than ouo fourth o n crop will re made. In Texas colored and white people arc to ride in aoparato coaches, lint they arc to lie equal in quality. That is how the Lone Star state miuii'gis thcstcinl prob 1cm. Two twenty-five-yenr old -orange trees near Tnnipn, Fla., die nienwirrs ten inches alio vu tho root, fifty-three inches 11 ciii'i'mftiincf, rud the i ihvt fifty-'.,nc-mhos, Tim New Orion 1 in Times-Democrat ex presses tho opinion that tho cotton crop of 18K1-84 is owned by tho producers, slid will leave more surplus money in the country than any cotton crop of recent yours. An line, onion stalk nf colli n wi s ex liibilod in NntehcK recently. It was sev en feel high, with long docc linn, lies all of which were filled with bolls. Those numbered over 2r0. It was wised by Allen Cnrpentor. Another item lias been added to Ala bama's rich and bouudloHs resources. Frof. Smith, state geologist, while pros pecting in Bouthwest Alabnma last week luumVa fine flow of petroleum on the Tom biglK'O. Tub Marksvillo Fmllctin, Louisiana, tells of a stnlk of cotton from Auckland plantations, Rod river, the property of tho clerk of court, which contained 3110 bolls and forms, tho majority of the bolls having five "locks'" On the farm of Mr. R. C. Madden, nenr Williamsvillo, in Tiko County, Georgia, ifl probably tho largest grape hie in lie uintiy. It is eighteen years old, thirty four inches in circum ference at tho base and is a quarter of a ttile long. Obiekai, Withers, tho Kentucky lone raiser, says that tho beat slix'k follows tho limestono rnther than too clay and sandstone formations. It forms perpetual fertilizer for the land and gues out a pnsturngo upon which is knit the bono And firm muscular tissue. 1M8uk Cabmkn. In Paris they 10 rd cabmen for their honesty. In ad dition to voted rewards there is honor able mention. This year three and twentr honeot cabmen cot 1.600 francs between them, and thirty others, whose Integrity was remarkable, but not np to the level of monetary recognition, were honorably mentioned. The first prize man received two hundred francs. Sta tistics give very singular details as to this race of o&b-d riving Parisians. It Includes unfrocked priests, ruined bank ers, broken-down cooks out of employ ment, and dishonest notaries out ol prisoa. ' In Geortria. farm-bells of a large size we used w country neighborhoods as alarms in case of raids by tramps. If anything like a dinner-bell can scare him the Georgia tramp is a very differ ent animal from his Northern cousin. An lows tramp can hear a dinner-bell fifteen miles and get there before the oup is oold. Burlington llawkeye. WISDOM. In the clour strawheny wea'hsr, When tho nun iu splen 'or ulionc Hand siid I went out together, ItoainiiiR through a woollaiid worn, Bhe was fair, and 1 win poony Hhe waa wis, and I won tftt For h fellow's alwayn loomy Whin tuft kair with gold is shot. Ah, licr hands were whito and si nder, And lier voice waa like the song Of a bird, whose alicjiy, tender Carol tin ills the air along. And I thought her like the lily, Bwaying with the restless tide; If the simile seem silly, Think that she was by your side That the air was oool and fragrant, And your face was softly fanned By a tress, that breezes vagrant IjKised from out Its asure bahd. Think the path waa lone and narrow, And quite willing to eclipse All tho world, save some peri sparrow, When sho Utfned to you her lip, Think ofthl1KJ ,h(n Tl!mvmt That May spp IIBOI110 Bracg Hikes short w,rk of wite )l.C(.mJe Whenbackc(.)yaprolf.Mj And then tow j,, Ju-t because iiiepspcr,,,, That your sorvaj,.. Mam, U! y """"""'"'tllljnien'swa, 1)0 ''"ffWbf pottage? Mfftid It liandml0 UH a mebi Kud Hie owner ol a c(,,.,, hi X.intasket ot H,fc tf"), la well-read, and tijtM-t ji';J ivjjlyj A ' lias.lt tt.el'ia'to match! ' 80 I doubt ir (V. tin clty IvonHfiDdabe,t(.r catchi tJ.in't he heavy on t rtlH . Wait till Love sb.;, play ,,,, ,,,. Borne flue day lli'en,kit., ,r0 ,m.uW( Yon will bow to hi, cn,,,,.,,,)-?. V, and think, oh, n.(tMjj lnDrt, That the acmo of al. i,)) Ia to wait beside the prPl That J on open with 1 t,4st Titojias S. Coujeb in si on the MTiiMtb. I RE.VtARKAm.R ADVT.NTUI1R tF A FAMOUS rillUA DONNA. ; On the 18lh of Ansnst, In ycM 1870, a mmilicr of Iho inliii',;,, c( Berlin were scon rushing wildly toward the pillars ontsido Litfusz's, iu .r,i,.r to jre.t tlio first glimpso of tho vinri0,Ia bulk-tins that had just brca pi ,p ;hero. A etout"ld gohuVman, wills wpectilos jn nose, now begged for quiet, mid wken this was established ho rend out iu a clear voioo tlio dispatch frtjm 1 ont-&-Monsson, nniiouncitif? tlint tlio enemy had mndo a sorlio from Mi tz on the Kith, but had been driven back again into tho fortress, after twelve bourn' 'lard fighting. Heavy hwi mt both sides ftR, however, a end uUtlilig to tho glori ins nevm Tho crowd was just beginning to dis perse when an open snrriiigo drove np, nd tho tastefully dressed o -c.ipaut, or dering her coachmnn to stop clofic to the pillars, told ths fimlinan, who hustily pimied down, to tell her at onco the nontents of tho telegram. "I can ppare your sorvaut the trouble, Mh.lumo," said our crnv-lmired old friend stepping toward tho en riago and lifting his lint politely. , "Ah. Rood morning, dear Doctor." oricd tho ludy, very pleased. "I have not seen yon for an age; plonso tell me piicklv, have we gaiuod another vic tory ?'' "floneral von poring and von Wondel .ira killed, and von Ranch and von Grater are wounded, ropU d tlio Doctor. "And is there nothing about Liouton Ant von Rhadon?" qncstiouud tho liuly in an anxious tone.. "No, Madam, your husband is not mentioned," smiling good-naturedly at her naive question. 'Then I must telegraph at once." "Who w-s that interesting-looking lady ?" asked a bystander of the District lnsioctor. "That litth lady is the prima donna of our opera, Mme. Pauline Lucca, the wife of Baron von Rhaden, who is now sway with the army." Mme. Lneea had scarcely entered her door when the porter placed a telegram In ber bauds. Hastily tearing it open, she read: "Lieutenant von flhaden is wounded, bnt not dangerously." "Ah. it is as I feared f'Bho concluded. 'It was not for nothing that I dreamed three nights running about snakes I 11 is true the telegram says be is not dan- rerouslv wounded, but I am enre he must want nursing; and here I am hundreds of milos away from him I" Then speaking to horsolf, she con tinued : "No, no I kuow my duty and will fulfill it I John must not tako the hnrsfl out. I must drive off at once. Wheroismy maid? Editha, you have Inst come In tun. Get everything ready, we start at onco. Pack some mVi a iifTAR nf linen in mv small truak . I 11 l - wa at Ml 11 arcSSOS WO sunn uut rauuc, no - certainly not be asked to Court. Here is some money, go at once and buy everything that will strengthen my Biok husband: pigeons, ohiokens, meat ex 1 1 if ihora la Mir caviare. you can get a Bmaii uarrei uuiu wo ui.. In Charlotte street, and don't forget the very best cigars, and take one dozen bottles of the oldest wifio in the mt Ttnt 1 must nave a pass jrow nk r.nlonbcrcr. the Minister of the rt.,ri.w Quick, auiok. Editha, pack othinir into one box and send it off to the station. As soon as you o 1. j 1 "louaw really giving yourself nn necessary expenee and tronble," Insisted the Doctor, ' u y . .u!- -tft, Ton. let it be com- I gs extract, coffee, tea, sngar; all these nioV. and if you like, I will go and make tha necessary purohases. vZSZZtoA her oommisBariat de . ffito CaT. maid a posa to the Beat of wan Sho got Early on tlm mntnttignt tla o August, w-u find Mmo. Lnooa and her maid at tho mil way station nml h,i,i; thoy and their baggage-, including tie much-discussed cnninilHsiifi.il, Inn,,,,, r were cn hnito for t)it K-tit ,,f Vl,r. Attoi' ntimorolis liiterniplions and slopi ng. her journey wus concluded. It wiu, lull m Uie evening when tho truin reached SiiHrbnicken, wliero Liuicaand herinnid got out; the oflloers ba.lt a friendly frc well to their "Comrade Fran v.m Itlm don, and with many good wishes for 11 speedy meeting with her husband, llioy hastened away in search of their respec tive quarters. Turning to a lwter, Lucca asked him where she could get a fight's k'JKing. "A nights lodging " repeated ho, looking at her in surprise: "there is no chance of a lodging anywhere in ftmr bracken. Tho whole plaoo ia crammed with soldiers." "And Pm fio tired I" exclaimed Mme. LUcca, "Don't you know of any place where t could test for the night? No matter how small or poor, I would re ward you well." Tin ptirfer shoved his cap on one side, scratched his head, thought for a mo nicnt and then snid: "Tho engine house there I could ar ranlr! 'oil a good lied of cleau straw or lmy( if jot! think it ia rospectabl. enough. "Ilospectablo enough I and why not?" "IJcennffl, mndnm, in pci.ee time we often shut tramps up there." "My good mrtUj that won't trouble m in the lenst but could you UUt get us some blankets ?'' "0."t Jf.l,'1 nnswercit tho porter. "I call get plenty of blankets from the offi cers, if I Bay they are required for la dies." Fooling secure by the knowledge thai they were guarded, niMrt'M Mid ninM lay tltlwti anil tholtillghly tired out, did not flwnho till four hi tho morning; when suddenly drums began to boat, Imgli s to soil ml, words of command were Bhouted out warlike noises woro heard all round; something extraordinary must be going on in Bitarlmtckcih Tli" bttlriCado was quickly removed and Mme. Ltlcea sU-piied out, just ii Lieutemttit vnn L cumo spurring up on his fiery chestnut, reporting hurriedly : "There is rtn nlarhi, Miidnnie, the Frcneli won't wait any longer. I'lvefythitig m gone on, and 1 hrtVo licen left behind to ronoH It) yott. Ait rovoir ! bilt stop I Jiad very nearly forgotten to tell v.ni that your husband is in tho ho.spitul n rout-a-Mousson." "And how fat is thit from her?' "Abotlt '"ty lhiles; but. pardon mo I iU Called awnv. Aeleiu 1 and off I gnlloped like a bullet out of n cliiu.no;.,' Tho aspect of Sniirliruckon was i deed desolate when the troops hn.l 1. 1 Bceing an old mrtti coming rtluhp, Mm Lucca asked: "My good man, is any your army btill hero I" "Only the Urand Duko of Oldonbur; there he comes np tho street with staff," aud off hi iouti "Uotid morning, your nijjhness, snid the prima donna, iu a loud voice. Tho Grand Duke, surprised, pulled up his horse, and looking down at her snid: "Can I bo mistaken? no, e'trely it is Fran Lucca, mil1 prima tlotnia ! Many a time hnvo I hn.l the groat pleasure ol hearing you at tho opera." "Your Highness, I am delighted that you graciously remember my iim'gnill cance. In Purlin I alu Introduced to dukcB at court; here, however. I must do it myself iu tlio open street. I hnvn como to folcli my hiiHbi.nd. who lies wounded at I'ont-a-MoUHSon. I entreat of your Highness to help mo, "That, dear lady, is, I feat, inqiossi blo, with the best will in tho world," answered ho pityingly; "for at this mo ment there is nothing at hand out tlio laKgage-waRon which follows us with the servants." 'Serene HiL'hliess." exclaimed Mine. Lucca, "bad driving is bettor than good walking. II Uiat is your only objection to tho baggago-wagon, please ordor down three men, so that 1, my maid and bapgago may mount. The (Irand D11K0 laughing!' complied, shook her heartily by tho hand, ex cused himself that ho could not do more for her and rodo off. Mmo. Lucca aud her mnid got up, nnd tlio wagon slowly rumbled off to Pont-a-Moussou. It wna Into tho following day when they at last reached the town. Tho wholo of Pout-a-Mousson was converted into a huge hospital, and nearly every house had the Geneva Hag. Frnu Lucca went indefat- gably from 0110 to tlio other, till at hist, die cot tho information: "Lieutenant von Rliaden severely wounded. First floor Room No. 9." This confirmation of her fears Boomed to take away her courage. We hope to pull him tnrongnyoy said the doctor reassuringly: "pray, Madamo, do not lose heart; all will go well I hope. Follow mo np the stairs, but only after I have prepared him can I allow you to go into his room." She stepped in, her looks auxionsly searching for her beloved husbaud; but what a picture met her eves I Iu a Bmall close room Btood a bed, to judge by its length only intended for a child, on which lav a tall manly figure of at least six leet, tne legs Hanging over me . t 1 . j nt1. the head and face bandaged, leav ing nothing visible bnt a nose and month, fearfully swelled, and the color of lead. r - "Is that my husband?" Fran Lucca asked in a broken voice. "Va tlmt. is Lieutenant von Rhaden, She sank down on a chair, covering her face with both her haniK t J "Pauline ?" mnrmured the patient al most inarticulately. . . "Pray, Madamo, go behind tho head , W" said the doctor. "Yout o.bnht, to awake and your UU' expeoted sppearanoe here might do him The patient moved again, and t ho doc l ana anil fnlt. Yih DuIbC.- "Yon have had a good sleep, l;ira.i; J w ful M AMiArV" ' "'' 'v "A little," he whispered, "I had such nla.onnt iAftm." "Of your wife? yon oulled out her name." 'Y of mv wife of Pauline I It waa like reality I flaw her stand at my bed "And what if iho drenirt wore n reuli ? ' ' qiiostioned this doctot. 'All, lmMissil,hi,n tutlrniiiretl the sick mini; "I would as soon fancy an angel from Ho.iveu coining hero to mo." Mttti). Lucca could contain herself 1:1 "A.iolph, I am lierc I" siie cried in 11 v.iico choked with tears, fallii e on hoi knees beside him. We will not further describe this scoiioi Bhflleo it, that tho doctor, by moans of UorMuusi'..ii4 and threat. brought -Al Inc. t.neeu In inf compoHiire, t4lhg h"t tit wind real uhi she could be. The iiatient. ns Mmo. I.ucca uftorwurd related with treat satin faction, hnd 110 less Hum five cutis of tliir coffee. Bhe . hut-self feeding him. F01 ID11 days j.Inio, Lilca nursed her ln' baud idefatig-ilily, nnd lK.twithstaudini. all tho disagreeables ntteiidaiit on W'jiinds, never left his heili-ido. Hot maid evert day cooked and prepared 11 Hirlioti of tho Compressed vegetable nnd soups, which tho patient Could only tako in spoonfuls at a tune; but, tlinuks to good nursing, his health improved rapidly. On tho tenth day the doctor called again. "Thero has been another cav alry skirmish," ho Bind, "only a mile from here. Now, our outposts are only about 800 paces from the French, so that with a good field-glass o'lo can plainly distinguish their kepis. "I have brought mv glass with me. quickly said Mmo. Lucca. "Could not go and seo this French oiitpiH Can you tell mo whero I could get po mission to go?" "The only person who can give yu lento to Visit the outposts is the '.tn pen Commandant, Captain II , of tin Uhlans." The Captain was j'ust rending the pn Irol's report, according to which n baltl, was eipected near Sodiiii. An nide-de camp had brought him ord. in b strengthen tho outposts 011 tho height? of Pout-a-Mousson, and to do his lit most to prevent tho French troop-, scattered round there, from re-form ing. An orderly enmo in and announced "A lady from Iiorlin wishes to ponk I "A lady I" exclaimed the Captain, surprised. "Did sho give you un name?" "Fran ton llliiulen, sho says." "Die Lucca I" cried tho Caplain, jumping up mid himself going to op n the door. "Madame," hn said, "I an. I with surprised and delighted to wclcuim you to my quarters." "I just want to visit the outpols ami ImVO It look flt tho French, Tho Captain thought lie could not have hoai.l nghtlv. You wiwh to visit ine on 1 posts 7 iiio tuenire 01 war i. very different U. that of tho' opera !" 'Oli, I know that I on the battle field tlio ehasRepot bullets tako tie soprano, tho mitrailleuses tho bnriloiie. and tho shells tho bnss parts. Hut I should like, jiiht for onco, to hear such 11 concert." "And what if n bullet hit yon ?" "Oil, ho fear! Ffoiit'lt bullets nr. much too olitu to do that. Please please llerr llittnieister, give mo a pus uid a couple, of Uhlans," "Really, Madam, I am v. ry sorry . hut t cuuiiol giant yoMr request. " "If you only hesitato tin that necniiiil t will alwolvo yon in writing from all r sponsibility," saying which she tool; . pieco of piqMT from tho tal.lo, wrote 1 lew words and handed it back to tl. llittnieister, "Hero is your warrant, sue sain. 'Of course, if you thus insist, I mm Hivo in." And without further dolay h handed her 0 pas, told off n Screen 11 ard ten tthlahs as oscorl, and tho whoi party wero quickly en route to I In mights. It was tho 301 h of August, the sun was streaininL' down hot aud fiercely. and Frail Lneea, her stlnshndn in hoi lit hand and classes in tier left walked bravely on, humming an aii nt of "I'lgnro " and tho Uhlans follow ing behind. After half mi hours rone!) walkinri through hedges nnd across ditches, tlie rcacho I tho first lino of outposts, when tho neulries, liko moles, had thrown i the earth, to protect them from tho en- my s tiro. Kvon on their way thither, single bill ets hnd como across from "over tin ...... . . 1 1 1 1 way, out lortuunioiy nan passed nariii los-sly over their heads. Now, bowovoi when tho party halted, thus giving tin French a mark, tho bullets began b fall thick nnd close, one of tho ponnnl was shot from a lance and tho horses be gan to get restive. The Sergeant rod. up, sainted and said: "Iran Jsaronin, 11 1 rcmnm neru 1. quarter of an hour longer with my Uhlans, I shall not bring back a single man unwouuded; for tho sight of r Uhlan always makes tho French upon.. a tauuious amount 01 huiuiiiiuu.ni. Even as ho spoko a bullet grazed hi horse's ear. "For IlenvenB sake, criod Jjiiccn atartlo.1. "don't let any one's life be en- daugcrcd.on my account. A'ray, geiiiie il riilo bnck 03 fut uh you UIVUs iis , - it 11 can, and tako my very best thanks to your Captain. Thero was no need to repeat uer coin mand. Tho Uhlans, having rccoivcd it amotions to obey tho lady in every thing, dashed away wiui ngMvo.i nonl nn.l ware soou out of sight, Shortly after their departure tho ene my s hre bJbo ocascu. Mmn T.iiocA was now aDio to lOOl srnnnil and taking advantago ol the nii.f wont nil till sno renuiieu uuu . , . . . , , i i ... the formost BentncB. iiere sue iui nn ola, shot-riddled stump, on which twiner rn thnr tired, she seated hersclt and taking out her glnsscs was plainly nli n to see tho Blistemntr 01 ine rreu. 11 tiavnnets at no ereat distance. The m-niind between the French and Gcr man outposts was literally plowed np with shot and shell Here she waited for a quarter of an hour, but no further (hot came. . va ner revurn w roin-w MTinason she heard a soldier remain "She is bullet-proof; aho must be i nritch " A few davs after the battle of Bed.m Lieut. Von Rhaden, carefully bandagei anl wpII wmrmod no. started for Berlin ieA bv his wife and her maid, At Neuendorf, nenr Mannheim, a Beilin banker asked Mjn. Lnooa what had brought her hero lii lit' W4 of danger, to which she replied: "I hnvo Jiist beei. to fetch my old hian from tho seat ol war, 'of I I'-inV 1 Muill nurse him bolti" nt homo than the Kislefs of rc'r could do in the hospital." Four months after these events Mine. LilS Is w'n ,ttio hnppy mother of chni niiiic d'igl:ti f. AX AWFl'L KtsrOXSIlllUTT A Trntu Dlapnlrhrr Trlls Hoinftlhlug Alioul Ilia llHllra. Tooplo who climb on a pnssengortmln when she is two or throe hours Into, little imagine what endhss planning and mnungeiiient it takes to got her thioiigh safely. Lot a freight got behind time, and we can handle her by running on another train's timo, but a passenger bleaks np everything on tho rood. A train dispatcher must bo familiar with every circumstance and every possible combination of circiimslnnces. Keniust know just on what portions of tho road fast timo can bo made, and give orders accordingly. Ho must never give an order for certain time to bo mndo unless he is positively certain that tho grade nnd condition ot the weather will permit of such time being made. To-day I may order a train to run from Station A to Station It, nnd another for a train to run from 11 to A, when tho samo order to morrow would precipitate a collision. Yon have got to know nil the men on the line, Why, on tho road that I worked on there would be engineers and conductors that could never get a train tliroguh oii time. I hen there wore others that would uovof be late except in case of nocidelit, Vi'hy, sometimes during my eight months of duly I would give 'l'iti train orders. J list think of that a mo I'.ent. Here is a passenger train four hours Into, and a freight train side-tracked nt almost every station. Of course that puts every train behind time. First I have to order the operator to put out his ling and hold the train for orders, and thou I have to send the order aud wait for it to lio repeated back. At the same lime a train may be pass ing a station five miles nwny, when I want to hold and siilo traek her. All this timo I must not only keep a clear track for the passenger train, hut must not unnecessarily detain the freights. Sometimes, right in the middleof a rush of business like (his, the wire would break, or some operator would leave his key open. Then everything is to fmy. Fo'rlfinntelt, the train dispatcher's order is tho law. Every employee is bound to obey it. So wo do not hne to worry about Hint. Ono 1 left the office, by permission, in earn of my Assist 'tut, nnd w hen I re turned I found that iiS hd two trains running toward each other on II pingle trnek, and only a station between them. Fortunately I n mcssngo to the sta tion in time to llag tin. Irnt ';iin that got lliere, but if one of them hint happened to pass there would hnvo been n fearful accident. It was ft Very natural error. On another occasion I 'ost A tnditi It was a little late. It left F. twenty inlu tttel behind time, when it was ordered to a si.lii track fof Wo, ft, a fast express. F. and M. wero eleven miles flprt, nnd No. ,1 could not leave F. until Iho local was reported side-tracked at M. Well, I waited n hour, nnd then called M., who luul the message for (he locals, and asked him where tlio freight Wits. Ho didn't know. In the meantime tho ex press was at FM nnd tho passengers woro getting mn.l, Thirty minutes mom and still no train, Then 1 ordered No. :i to run cautiously to M. She did so, but found no local. To say that wo were paralyzed is pulling it mildly. Ten niintitos later W., a little station near the cily, reported the local there. Sho had gouo by M. iu somo way without uattirhing tho operator, Too Much For Thorn. The keepers of bathing houses along tho benoh say that bathers aro much afraid of sharks; but each is eager to aver that, while thoro may bo somo dan- r at other places, there is not any uc bin. .... An Irishman, who had a ncacu wagon and did hauling for houstis along me beach, entered a bathing house ono morning, saving: "Oh, Misther , oivo got tho fom ent curiasBitny of a fish for you that you iv. r sanr. Ol was connu doown hub niornin' boyant, and found it duruv up on the sand by tho lasht night's storm, I suppose. You enn have it lor six Hol lars, an it U draw lnousiunw mm in New lorn to seo n u you iim.i Tho bathing house Keeper weni out ...! saw. to his horror, an enormous shark that the Irishman had, with groat .liironltv. t unoii his beach-cart. It l.,b.l I., linn nn savs. as louu nn ti i , circus tent centre pole, when ho first saw it. . . "Take it away I Taso it away qmcK, heforo the crowd gets down from New York !" ho screamed. "Tako it away, or I'll drown you, kill your horse, and burn your wagon I i u ten you wimv to do. There's a couple of Dutch men who have just started a bathing place aboiitamilo up tho beach. They ro new in the business. Take it np and Thehmau adopted the sugges tion, aud the Germans octua ly paid him ten dollars for his prize and put it cou Boiouo sly upon free exhibition. It was sPfort iRM before they could nudcr stand why it was that It all the crowds tnat came to see their new place there were so few persons who cured to go hX the water. When they realized hat their great curiosity was a man a er sharkSno kok at whose jaws would make a man int to hug dry Tand f-r the rest of his life, hoy very qtnckly buried the awe-inspiring "cur iasBitay." Looisiana Pi.ANTATON.-Somo of the LouiBana papers admit "that should The railroads take charge of the levees, crevasses will become things of the past and our lands will be eagerly sough after by men of capital from all parts of me country. There is no reason why a ilanTat on7 yielding 20.000 annually 1VB" , i 1 u-nrth 200.000. except it be that eternal fear of being crovossed whioh has taken hold of the people, bnt puticulorjy of strangers, tllHt 1 i lli 3U Who Mnfcs ai.prrs. What a curious life jonft;.ilii.n .vfie..: to lt?vWoV6s I Some follows sit. qlllctly in their othce.1 !'im 8 o'clock at night until 2 in tho moruiug (It'g i.othin but rending what other people hnl'S i tor, sti iking out here, putting iu licit', knowing nlisnti ly nothing of the world except that which (!: i id f, sleeping Iho iM'tter part i f it r.t bonif, pinr to their families not nioro than threi) Of four waking hours, rarely if ever going to places of publio amusement, avoiding us far as possible all individual responsi bilities, humdrummiiig through life, busy, nclivo, usufti, but uninformed out of certain grooves. Others devolo themselves to speciiilties, in which they lieeomo proficient, aside from which they know no more than the ordinary uier ehaiit or broker. Others, again, lire im mers.il in politics, writing upon no other subject. Some deal with conventions exclusively. Writers on nit, whether it he dramatic, lyrio or thr. work of the painter, are of no special use as general newspaper men, but seek nnd find well paid employment upon grout Uewspnpen which ciln ntford specialists. Th'.-n then) is 'lie correspondent, bore to-day, there to-morrott', nnd somewhere else all the rent of tho time. With his eyes open he has it in his power to know everything km livable in a superficial way. Ho mccls tho great men of the country and the little ones, and is knotvn to them by name and sight. Ho is al ways, welcomed, because bo has it in his mwer to serve. If he were tobo stricken blind, or w th paralysis, or belaid up U'vond tho possibility of convalescence and recuperation, they would seo him in Hades before they would put their hands in their pockets to the extent ot $1 for 1 1 i in or his. Correspondents, by tho way, aro di vided iiiio sundry classes. Somo men have noses for news and nothing else. They se.-nt nn item from afnr, Others are enterprising in the last degree. Thoy not only know a good thing when Iheysc.'it, but thoy see it before any laxly else is awaro of its existence and understand how to utilize it for tho ben efit of their employ, rs. There aro gos sip writers, men who know nothing ex. cept stories about this, thnt and the oilier man or woman. If the gossip can hnvo nn niiplrasnnt flavor to it, all the hotter. They aro mud slinge m, stirrers of communities, people wlioarcshuniied by reputable and thoughtful men, chief ly because it is unsafe to talk in their proM-noo, men who do not hesitnto to re peat privnlo eonversntions, to violate the sanctities of confidential communi cations, who would steal nn idea from A telegraph wire, or rend nn opened letter on a friend s desk without the slightest compunction. Jo. Howahd. A Ciirlnus Claim. "You don t know how ninny curious oLiinis neninat the Government aro ro .oivo.l " Mild the chief flora oi one oi tho .iopiirlfriellt, t'flicos at Washington. "Hero," he continued, holding upa good sized imokngo, 'ale a.: 'm'w pi.peii j.im iibiint one man's liody." "How's l.'ist?" Bhk'ed tho report'. "Well, inlHCU nn Undertaker in Alton, III., buried an iirmv officei' In his vault in tho cemetery there, in miu no wrote tho depnrlmoiit staling that fact and Buying that wc could liavo the re mains upon tlio payment in vniiiiago in the rule of $T per ino'dh lor tiiotiincino iifllcer had been buried. That nnioiinted to t0." "Did he got tho money ?" "Not much. Wo wrote him that we were not buying, and Iho body jingli remain where it was. Ho then ( greed to tiiko half tho niiioiint, but wo declined to pay anything. Now we hnvo been informed that the undertaker has died and that tho vault bus como into the possession of tho cemetery company, who desiro to remove it to make some improvements, and they wish to know if Iho Government will remove the bodv to tho military cemetery. This we will do." 'Does tho company say anything iboiit vaiiltago?" 'No, not nt all; nnd thoy will prolmhly make' no claim. It would not be allowed if thoy shoiihl." The New ltoad Overseer. A loiter from Virginia says: Among tho families which hnvo always bad a uli,.rn in the conduct of affairs in the State are the Tylers. President Tyler's .,1.1 neiohbors ill Charles City county deal oftenor that they liked; nor would bn accent iinv excuse, or allow tho ens- t.imarv commutation in money from tho rie.li iilantors. Every one of them bo mustered out on tho ronds at daylight whenever ho wanted them, he mean while ridinc around and exasperating them by his presence, while ho saw that no man shirked hiB work. Soon ovory .1 in the county was like a turnpike. Then ho began improving the private ronds. His ruio oy hub "- trvincr that various Fiuo rPnS.rt had IboTn too waryforthem. Ho could only be turned ont for molfea Biinoo in office, and nobody could accuse him of that. So for two years they never knew when tho whole population would be called upon to turn out on the roads for a hard day's work under the or President's own eye. When i his term expired the laugh was on the othorside. A Denial. A ncrson who describes himself ns n "descendant of Lcofrio aud Godiva" ho written to a London newspaper protest ing against the Godiva festivity at Coven try. Ho is indignant that the memory of his fair ancebtress and excellent an cestor should bo kept alive only by s fable a fublo too, which, as he says. U "a disgrnoo to Euglish history." Thii "descendant" tries to Bhow that Godivi uevor did ride naked through the market place, aud that Leofrio, Earl of ' th Meroians, who is spoken of by Mr. Ten uvson ss Ibe "Grim Earl," was a wisj statesman, a loyal subject, and a JevoK husband. WIT AM) WISDOM. Wny isooal the most extraordinary article known to commorce? Because, when purchased, instead of going to tho buyer, it goes to tho collar. fkna notion of the terrible heat In the Eastern States may be got from the fact that five ice houses were burned iu Massachusetts last week. ZMrott 'rei I'rcii. Wb hear of an amateur singer np in Chcunngo county who frightened a pair of ennary birds to death. It must have been a clear case of killing two birds with one's tone. A raw moments sometimes make a great chango. A man with blue eyes was seen going into abeer-snloon yester day, and when ho camo out a littlo latci ho hud black eyes. MoTiimi: "Why, hero aro sir of my needles with the eye broken off. I have no idea who has done this." Daughter: "Tho needles also seem to have no eye, dear mamma." Mm. Homespun, who has a terrible timo every morning to get her young brood out of their bedB, says she cannot understand why children are sailed tlm rising generation. Tnr. oost of stopping a train of enrs i i.l to lie troni sixty io loriy cenis. When thetrnin is stopped by another train, these prices boeoino somewhat hi ll dvA. Courier-Journal. As rvhnngo thinks tho "theatre of tho future" will bo fire-proof. It will hnvo to In if there is nof an improve ment in tho moral tono of the plays pro- ,iuced. iVoTs'oicn Jlr.raUl. Two womks shall bo grinding at the mill, tho ono ball bo taken and tho other left, and if the grinding is very hard nnd it's a hot tiny, the poor womivn is pretty badly left, too. Tcxaa S'Jl Ingi. A rotiso womnn in nn Ohio town has married her brother's wife's father. When last seen sho was busy with s compass and a dictionary trying to study out what relation sho was to herself. I'u k'K Sun. "Ynn," Baid the dndo at Watch nil'. It. I., "1 camo here becauso they snid tho British landed here." "But that wiib in 1812," said a bystander. "Yeth," snid the dude, "so I'vo found out, aud I'm leaving to-dny." "Nkvkb would call a boy of mir.o 'Alias,' said Mrs. Jones, of Hutitsvillc, Ala., "if I had a hundred to name. Men by that name-is alius cult in' up capers. Hero's Alius Thompson, Alias Williams, Alias the Night-hawk nil been took up for stenlin'." "Mamma, what is a hook-worm ?" "One who loves to road and study aud olleot bonks." Tlio next evening oom pany called. Miss Edith, who wean . nigs innumerable, was present "Oh, immnm, look nt Miss Edith's rings. I 'iiokh she is a ring-worm, ain't she ?" "Ma, tho telmbra horn have struck I ' "The what, my child?" "Teiim bmphers, ma the men in the telegraph offices, don't yon know?" "My daugh ter, I hope you mny always bo as careful In expressing yonrself. Somo day you may marry a telimbraphcr, my dear." Loxi'Ei.i.ow said, "In this world a man mimt lie either anvil or hammer." Long fellow wns wrong, however. Lots of moil are neither the active hummer nor the Bturdy anvil. Thoy aro nothing but N'lloWB. Sosir people have such a pleasant way of putting things: "Now, do lot mo propose you as n member." "But Blip pi mo thov blackball me?" 'Tooli I Ah surd I Why, my dear fellow, there is not a man in tho club thnt knows you even I" A Iliiytlan Princess. Tho Princess Soiilonqnc, whoso death is announced, was born in Portiiu Prince in tho year 181:1 and lived there till tho overthrow of her father, the Emperor, in 1809. On that occasion Bhe left with the father aud a large retinne of followers for Kingston, Jamaica, whero thoy sfayed for several years. On tho outbreak of tho noeroes in that Island under the ad ministration of Governor Eyre they thought it prudent to retire and left for Curaeoa, where they remained in retire, ment till lSfi7. President Geffrard, of Ilayti, having been driven from power and Salnave succeeding to his place an. invitation was extended to the Hotuouque lanuiy w return to Hay tl. To tins they responded. but when they reached the hnrhor ol Port aii Pnnco the ollicer in command ol tho arrondissement, General Philnutro- phe, declared that he had no ordors to allow them to laud, and if they attempted to do so he would instruct his soldiers to fire upon thorn. The Emperor was gTcatly troubled, ana nt once suspected treachery, a thing of whioh he had much experience when ruler of the country, bnt the Prinoess, his daughter, was one of those women oost in the horoio mould, and despite the proteataOoos ot her father he boldly too a dom - TT... ..t i.. t.. .hnm. where a line of nroaouuiK ... . i.,i d r7ad;loflree Paimed who she was, wd by the style of her manner .aaL.. .h won over to her side not - . ..-Awn tin w ii.ii vuu. ivwmvu only the soldiers but the commander himself, and sho and hor retinue were .rmttl to land. But the shock waa too groat for her father, the Emperor, who, looking from the deck of tho Btoomer, expected to see her shot down like a dog, and in one aay aiier no wu permitted to land anu to prooeea w uu native place ai i tui uii uo duuuw ly expired. This employing college students for table waiters at summer hotels makes trouble. Yon soe girls have very littlo discrimination at times, and when t young lady is introduced to J?? whose father may be worth l,0OO."w and she learns that he is a "'jJ ... -onr home?" asked a Is xona vessel 7"" " . .g mna wOr bonders,'' '