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VOLUME XXII. WINCHESTER, TENNESSEE. FEBRUARY 13. 1884 NUMBER 49. THE HOME fu U u El EMTOK1AL JiOTKS. Tub White House conservatory is one of the finest iu tlio world. It contains 8,000 plants In the conservatory proper, and 12,000 in tlie hot houses. Tim white hotiBe ia decorated overy day with about 300 plants, flowering, tropical aud foli aire. The building and contents are Tiilued at $!0,000, and eleven nicn.be (tides tho head gardener, are kept busy nil the time taking care of tho plants, etc, Tlio annual expense of kecpiur, up the conservatory in $5,500. A sF.Aicm:n for truth writes from Portland, Oregon, that tlio groat north west is not Iho place for nion without money. Ho adds that if men who are down at tho heel and are played out everywhere elso continue to push for ward iulo Oregon tlio great state will be a fool's paradiso by another year, with more tramps than there wer t iu New England just after the collapso in 1873. Clerks and merchants may at well stay where ibey i re, and, indeed, the fanner who has from i'MO to ?G(I0 will do better to stay at homo than to spend it all iu traveling to an unexplored country. In ft letter to Edward J. Randall, president of tho Keely Motor company, the inventor announce that the me chanical portion of his invention is com plete. After the first of next month "nothing will be left," lie rays, "but set ting up tlio transmitter, wheu nil luliors will terminate preparatory to opening and showing tlio specific qimli ies of the portectvibratory engine.'1 Mr. Keelyasks thntasu table place fora public exhibi tion, capublo of accommodating several hundred porsons, be soeured for an early day, Mr. Randall Imi sent out it circu lar to all the stockholders announcing there facta, and inferentially asking them to hold themselves in readiness for the greatest exhibition tho wor d has ever scon. Tho "greatest exhibition." will aka place in Philudelptiia. A kumbeb of Now York capitalists nave recently organized a stock com pany for the purpose of advancing the cause of crcmatiou in New York city aud its vicinity. It is proposed to con struct a crematory in Riverside avenue, lojth of Olio Hundred and Fourteenth street. The plan of the furnaco will dif fer materially from that of Le Moyno's crematory at Washington, Pa. The movement has its origin iu a belief that the desire to be cremated is more pop ultr than is utua.ly supposed, and steadily growing, aud furthermore, that ultimately cremation will become a sani tary necossity in New York and all largo cities. It is asserted that by the meth od of cremation (ho ashes of an ordinary human body can be reduced by compres sion to tho size ( f a small apple or turnip. Mr. A, M. (1. Skmixot proposes to construct a Bteanier which wi 1 niako tho tripbotwocn New York and Europe in four days. The vessel will have virtu ally two hulls, a lower and upper, tho lower in tho center to bo deep, long, narrow, and at tbo bows very sharp, re ducing tho angle forward hy tho lino of tho bows where they cut tho water with the lino of the vessel's motion from one f fifteen degre a, as now, to even threo degrees. Wliou tho vessel is deeply laden it will barely rest upon tho water. The calculations show that a steamer so constructed could obtain a fjieed of pos ih y thirty-five knots an hour, and at that rate four days would bo sitllioient for passage iu calm water from Noiv York to Europe in four (lavs. If Mr. Knhilb.l . - !.':- ...l..l.l -'nu. uiunua a aufla, it ID Jliuitlli'iu that passongor steamers will lie built sfter tho new fashion, while tho old stylo atcaniers will bo devoted to the freight traffic. Boats and vosboIb run some queer risks The common BWordfish hss W known to plunge its sword through the copper sbeothing, a three- 'Ben plank of bard wood, ft piece of white oak twelvo inches thick, ft two tod half inch oak ceiling, and finally kto the head of a barrel of oil. When I'll recollected that ft sword fish strikes "a the accumulated force of fifteen Arable hammers, its ve ooity being equal that of a swivel, it will be seen that ' U a terrible monster to cope with Whale, also are terrible things to en Winter. It is a common thing for a hffi wha e to stave in a vessel and sink " in a few minutes. In southern wa- tfm rvn ! . ... I A J.ni,,l nf n wantiful bubble with tentacles some l' O feet long, armed with darts ol Poisonous nature. Cuttlefish some- tones attack vessels, and are regarded u iuite dangerous. But these are only 'few of the perils of the creat deep, It uld require a volume to enumerate etn all. thi itatistics of suicide in.the United Hi . ws during the three autumn mouths 1883 are roinarkble. During that 847 persons committed self-murder. o """nber 133 killed themselves 121 in' October, and 93 in The number of males wu 25H, females 80. As to condition 1 1 1 wero bachelors, 40 were maidens, 121 wero huibauda, 22 woro widowers, 42 wero wives, C wore w'dow and 2 wore divorcod women. Tho ages ranged from 13 to 91, but the proportion of middle agod and e derly people wai largely in excess of tho young. As regards nation ality, 128 woro Americans, 111 were Ger. mans, 27 were English, only 12 wore Irish, and the ot' ers wero of various na tionalities. Poison was tho favorite mode rf destruction, but ono victim re ported to dynamite, and another impaled himself on his own wooden leg. Th suicides woro of all occupations, but farmer were iho most numcro-is. The causes for those ra-li acts wero, Insanity, 109 ; sickness, 30 j business trouble, 40; family trouble, M ; lovo trouble, 20 j dissipation, 21 ; destitution, 21; grior, 8. Iho Southern States had somewhat less than their proportion. Tennessee has four iron belts tho eastern, dyestone, Cilinboihind and west ern. Tho eastern extends through the state. The dyestone belt skirts the southern base of the Cumberland table land from Virginia to Georgia. Itsprca !i into thoEist I'. nn'see valley a distnnco of from teu to twenty miles. Tho Cum berland belt extends into Kentucky ami Alabama. Tho western lsilt lies west, of tho central liasin and is for tho most part east of the Tennessee river. Iron is found in forty-four counties in tho state, and the supply is practically inex haustible. Heretofore the lack of trans portation 'ncilMcs has greatly retarded the development of tlicsr oro beds, but the advantages he! 1 nut in the shape of cheap manufaet ! in will ere long bring Tennessee into tin-t. mt rank o indus trial states. Tun second volume of the census on manufactures is full of interesting fig ii ro . It shows among other thing that the sloam power of tho country far out runs its wator power. Out of 3,410,8:17 rso power iu all employed in nmnu- lactures, only one-thud consists of water power. These figures would bo Mill more ono-si.led if the power of grist and s.iw mills was excluded. 'Ihc.-e kind of mills are chiefly driven by water power, and they are not considered as strict y manufacturing establishments. In innuii. factures proper steam power is probably used four to one. Wherever coal can be laid down at three dollars a ton, water power is no longer considered preferable, no matter what tbo fall or quantity of it may bo. Steam is n better servant at all times than water, and it is rapidly supplanting it whero the fuel supply is not prohibitory. Iu the grist and snw mills of Georgia there are 30.G55 horso power, but ull tho iHiwor does not add to tho wealth of the tate as much as does the horso power us d in our manufactures proper. c uo in this wav 15,395 horse power. I'heso are not immense figures when Kimpared with those of tho great manu facturing states of the northeast; but tiny show that Georgia leads in mnnn factures all the othor cotton states. Ten- no see uses 14,379 horso power, Virginia 13,275, North Caroliea 7,002, South Carolina 6,900, Alabamn 4,080, Missis- sippi 2,613, and Florida 301. Pennsylvania is the groat manufactur ing state of tho union, using an,iii horse power; New York commences next, using 280,099; Massachusetts with 279,114, follow closely after; Ohio has 1-12,853 horse power, and littlo Con- nrctieut shows np with 104 552. Con necticut is a marvcjif manufacturing industry. Thcryduly 600,000 peo ple iu the littlo jnlto, but bIio nscs more horso power than all tho south, exc tid ing Missouri, West Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Tho south has no reason, however, to be discoftgod, for she has only just entered upon an industriu caroor, and a few years will bo apt to chango the relative figures vory mate rially. At present the threo states, Pennsylvania, Now Yo k and Massa chusetts, uso more horso power in maim factures than all the other states and the territories combined. Atlanta, Corwtitu. lion. GENERAL NEWS. In the ponitontinry of North Carolina there are 118 whites and 894 blocks. At Pratt mines, Ala., there are 500 convicts, including stato and county men. A French lomon tree at Daytona, Volusia county, Flo., has 1,900 lemons on it Thk sum of $10,866,000 is invested in manufacturing in the four principal eit ies of Lousinna, North Carolinians are reckoning upon a great development of the oyster trade on the coast During the recent cold snap, Charles ton, South Carolina, has the coldes weather in 130 years. The largest vessels over built in B itb and other ship-building towns in Maine were built of Georgia pine. Montuomki'Y, Alabama, is gclting excited over tho gambling question again Sho seems determined to root it out. Nearly nil Florida hotels get theii meat und poultry from New York. Canned vegetables aro almost exclusively used. t TnE Frigate Colorado, which has cost tl, 410,01)3, has been condemned at tht Brooklyn navy yard, and she will bo sold nt auction. MifWHHiH'i low by death lcsi than thirteen persons to tbo thousand annu ally, and this includes tho doah rate among the negroes. There aro now nioro than five hun dred strangers prospecting for homes and arranging for the purchaso of prop crty in North Carolina. The winter thus far is not consi Jercd unfavorable to the wheat crop. Through much of the winter wheat belt there have been liberal falls of snow, general y the harbinger of good crops of all kinds The best macaroni consumed in this country is. according to the Philadelphia Press, made of California wheat. New York, Philadelphia ami Sa-t Francisco make more niaccaroni than is imported. Sixteen yenri ago a law was passed providing for tho uradual niHiuimissiou of slaves in Cuba, of whom there were at the tunc alwut 3S5,355. So well has this law been administered, the planters in many cases showing a willingness to set even in anticipation of its provis ions, that 285,000 slaves have ulready boon set froo. PoHTMAKTKR Gn.NEIIAL GrehIIAM Bays if tho bill providing for a postofllco building in every town having 2,500 in habitants is amended Bo as to limit tho cost of the building in each caso to f 15. 0( 0 and provide that they shall bo erec ted under tho BiiperviMion of tho post master general be will nnnrovo it. Hilt. the niithor of the bill, says it will be so amended and parsed. One pound of rice gives 88 per cent of nntnmeiit, and ono pound of beef 25 per cent. And yvt, says tho Jourmd of Health, countless numbers of the poir strain at ft p iint daily to purchase beef at 15 cents per pound when they could get a pound of lioe at ono-third of that amount, tlio rice, too, having three times us much nutriment as tho lcef and three times easier of digestion. SaTI'ihuy was n field day at the Ha- vnnniiu (tui.; cunom-iiouso in loreign clearances, tho total value of exports tooting np o;stv 07,4o. The cargoes cleared consisted of 11,795 bales of up land cotton, mid 148 bales Sea Island, 85-5 sacks of cotton seed, 6,703 barrels of rosin and 1,500 barrels spirits turpentine. On that day thero wero soveiity-ono ves sels in port at Savannah, consisting of steamships, 3 ships, 34 barks, 4 brigs and 26 schooners. This shows a rapidly increasing export trade for Savannah, and would do credit to n city of larger pretensions. Tun region around Charleston West Virginia, is now being thoroughly tested for oil. In tid ing salt wells iu the saline belt crude petroleum has interfered with operations to such nu extent that in many instances the wells had to bo aban doned. It is tho opinion of experienced geologists that tho richest oil belt in tho country is in the neighborhood of tho head-waters of the littlo Kanawha. A Pennsylvania yndicate has soeured 300,- 1100 lien s of bind in this section and in tho sprint; operations will begin on nn extensive scale. It is believed that the successful iHsno of this experiment will build up nn oil corporation that will in a holt time eclipso tbo Standard oil com pany. How He Worked It A drummer on bis first trip was seated in the same ear with nu old experienced kiiiubt of tbo road, and tlicir conversa lion turned on their relative daily ex Mouses. "1 always manage to include in my expanses," said the elder, "bats, bouts, dvereoals. etc.. aud every drummer who lias imy respect for bis noble calling oiiL'ht to do the sumo. Mako tho hrm sliiiid 'em." The younger man thought that a very Bood iden. and on bis return from bis trip bo included among other items of expense. one nair of boots, 12. Ilia employers expressed themselves as well pleased with h's success as a salesman, but objected to pay for tho hoots. On bis next trip bo was fortnnato enough to meet his former acquaintance. "How is it?" ho asked, "that your firm will stand ovweoats as legitimate expense wheu mine kicked on a pair of ln.,t9" "Yon didn't put boots down in yonr expense account, mil you t Mc....iiniv "mi,l tint vounar man. "Well viol me a chump. You slaould have dovetailed tho rrico of boots utuimiH mid sundries. ' Hl.t ,w.vv. . , '111 wi,n tlx. viiiiiiiT Tinin ftinun snuniuteii i,iu ..,.iin nt iiis tirm remarked : VWe don't seo any memorandum for 't.r,,T ' or nnvtliuiff of tuat nature, iur. I " " " Mr. So-Hud-BO said softly, t if. "You dontsee it. but there is a forty dollar oveitroat there just the sumo.' J'hil'i(lc'iiiia Jivemng van, tli now comet ...... ..mM. l n a arwl cri.OKS. "I ciirefm," adds the, Boston OWe, "tak" a glass of the ri'it kind; otl.ck wise yon may see two coicets." TENNYSOXN KKW POEM. Oneo more tlio Heavenly Tower Miikes ull things new, Ami dumc-a tlio rtul-pluir'il liilli Willi loving bluet Tlii1 hliielihirda lmvo their wills, Tlio tlirnstlet too. Open a door In licsvoni From BUlrd of glass A Jscob's lnd'tar falls On greening grass, And o'er tlio liimintuin walls Yuuiik aiiRi ln nil's. Before them fleets tho uliowor, And Imrst the buds, And shino tlio level lnnds, And fliiah t lie floods; Tlio stnrs arc from their hands Flung thro' tho Hoods; Tlio woods by living nils 1I"W fri-Hhly funned, Light sirs fnuu horu (lis deep All duwii the mini, Is bn nthiiij; in his hk-cp, Heard by tlio laud ! Oil, follow, lending blood, Tho 1-canon lure ! Ob, heart, look down aud np, Koroiie, secure, Warm as tho crocus-cup, Llko the anoff-di npa, purs. TaHt, future, gllnipe and fada Thro' some slight spelt Bnnio gleam from vou'lor T&lo Hume fur blur l.il, And syii.,iinfcs, bow frail, 'ii aouiid and smell. Till nt thy chuckle d nets, Thou twinkling bird, The fairy fnni-ies range, And, lightly slln'd, Itiug little bells of Changs From word to word. For now tho Heavenly I'owor Millies all things new, And thaws the cold and 1111a 'J belhiwer with ib w; The bliielibirds bavo their wills, The pnets, tuo. Yuutlit Cunipnnion. MARY'S L0VK KOMAXCK. In the drawing-room at Heathcot, iu the gray September twilight, Mary Meredith and Felix Tratl'ord sat en gaged in earnest conversation. I really cannot see any cause for your despair, dear l elix. Have I not told you how dearly I love you? No power ou earth shall ever force mo to break my plighted troth to you. Have you no eonliilciiee in mo?" "All confidence, Mary; I know you will bo true to mo. "Then what is it you fear?" "Everything. You aro voting and beautiful, tbo rich Mr. Meredith's only dnld, while I nm a poor clerk iu the house of Meredith Brothers, with noth ing but an unsullied reputation, Homo brains and a good right band to help me trough the world." "So much the better, tin n, that I nm tbo daughter of tho rich Mr. Meredith. Dear Felix, papa esteems you, and bus implicit oonildeiice in your honor. lie invites you here, nnd allows our ac quaintance. Why do you annoy your. self about imaginary troubles?" "Your father trusts mo and I must be true to him, you and mysiilf. I will go to him and frankly confess our attach ment. I should feel miserablo other wise." "Oo now; ho is in his study," Felix caught tho girl in his arms aud Kissed her rosy lips. Your confidence inspires mo with hope," ho said, and went away on bis mission. Tapping at air. Meredith s slndy door, and receiving permission to enter, Felix npprouebed the old gentle man, who gavo him his hand, saying : "Why, boy, you are an unexpected visitor. No bud news I hope ? No, sir; but I want to ask of you a gift so precious that I have very little hope of obtaining it." "Well, well, name it. I am always glad to favor you if I can." Felix was greatly agitated, bnt sum moned up all his courage mid said : "Mr. Meredith, I lovo your daughter. I do not, however, ask yon to give her to me now. Only let me hopo that when I prove to you ' Mr. Meredith loaned back in Ins chair amazed. It had never occurred to him that this young clerk would dare to lift bis eves to his daughter. "You are an ungrateful, treacherous scoundrel 1" bo cried. "Out of com passion for vonr frieiidlessness I ad mitted you to my Iiohso and my daugh tor's society, and you, villain that you are, have taken the opportunity to steal into her confidence and win her inex perienced heart. Beeouo. sir, and never let me see your face again I" "Listen to me one nionieut, Mr. Mere dith." Not one second 1 cried tlio old man, ns lie violently urongut oowu w clenched fist npou the table. "Leave the house instantly or the Bervants shall thrust you out." And as if to put Ins threat into execution ho fiercely rung the bell. As Felix staggered along tbo passage, his heart so oppressed with contending emotions that he was scarcely conscious of anything, be met Maty, who, alarmed at the violent ringing of tho bell, was rushing to her father's study. Felix wildly threw his arms about her, kissing her again and again. Then he toro him self away and rushed from the house Mary never knew what ocotirrod at that terrible interview. Mr. Moredith was deaf to all hor entreaties and tho ' rpr had disappeared. The poor girl , ,.a fctiicken with brain fever, and for weeks her life hung in the balauco. . Ro peiiteiico came too Into to tho unhappy father, for although sought for far and near Felix could not bo found. At length youth aud a good constitution brought back health to the heart-broken girl, Hut nhis I tho blooming young lb-be of seventeen summers was no more. Iu her place a tali, puio gin ap peared, but with ft beauty that even tho most fastidious admired. The golden brown curls that clustered around her temples lay iu rippling waves upon a brow as pure as snow, and tne sott, ma trons hazel eyes woro an expression of snlinss that told of the hoart grief that would lie hers forever. Mr. Meredith traveled with his daugh ter through all the most attractive parts of Europe for a year. Then, nt her re quest, he took her home. Mary had be come a woman, a bright, intelligent, glorious woman, and crowds of admirers worshiped at her feet; but tho image of Felix was still as ftenli as ever iu her heart, and tho vows she had exchanged with him wero never for a moment for gotten. Therefore, all offers of niurriago were at once declined. Time rolled on. Mary had now reached her twenty-eighth year, nud still re mained a maiden beneath tho paternal roof. Ono cold winter evening Mary sat by the glowing fire in her father's drawing room. Her small white hands were clasped upon her bosom, and her eyes were cast downward until tho long lashes lay like golden penciling npon her cheek. Near her, iu bis great-arm chair, sat Mr. Moredith, w ith tho snows of many win ters on bis heml and his faco deeply furrowed by tho hand of time. Thero was an expression of cure upon bis coun tenance. He looked troubled and un happy. "Mary," said ho, continuing a conver sation that had been going on between them, "all my life I have made your happiness my constant study and have given you a luxurious home. Now yon aro advancing in years and I shall ero long be Hi piiiated from you by death. How can I leave you alone in this cold world? A home is now- open to you and yon must accept it. It is not because I owe tins man a very largo sum that I iu si; t upon this marriage, although if you refuse him we will be sunk into the most abject poverty, fori would rather endure all the misery of the situation tbiiii risk your well-being; but I know you will be happy with Mr. Ambrose for u husband He is good and kind us well as very rich." "Kieh in what, father?" The old man started at theso words but at length answered: "In honor and manhood," Mary said no more. "The crisis is now upon me," continued Mr. Meredith. "In a few short days I shall bo overwhelmed with misery if you do not rescue me. Mr. Ambrohu has asked me for your hand. Ho has seen you many times and loves you." "And Mr. Ambrose makes my band the price of yonr safety ?" "No, "ho has not said no; but ho is nware of my situation, and, knowing it, sks the hand of my child. It seems to mo as if God bad kept you free to save your old father from ruin. What an swer am I to return to Mr,Auibrose?" "My heart was broken long ago, Mary answered, looking into her father's face. "I will marry this ninu for your sake, but he must not expect affection, for I have none to give. Tell him this that he may not bo deceived." I will bring him hero to-morrow evening, for lie is anxious tnat the inter view shall lie over." Mr. Meredith was relieved, the fear ol disgrace was removed from him, und ho rejoiced iu the prospect of n prosperous marriage for his daughter. On tho following evening Mary again sat by tho drawing-room lro. She was alone now and culm, but her face was as pale as Parian marble, The outer door opened, and she heard tho sound of heavy footsteps in the hall. Once nioro tbo imago of Felix aroso beforo her ; a cold shiver passed over her and unbid den tears trembled iu her eyes, bnt by it groat effort sho subdued her agitation before her father, and the man about to bny hor with his gold entered tho drawing-room. Mary aroso and extended her hand ; it was as cold as ice, but did not tremble. Sho glanced at Mr. Ambrose and saw a man of medium height with brilliant dark eyes ; a neatly-trimmed beard concealed tho lower part of his visage. Ho greeted her politely, and took a seat A short time was spent in converservafion, bnt gradually a silenco fell upon them which was becoming oppressive, wheu the visitor broke tha "Miss Meredith," he said, in a soft, low touo, "yon are of course aware of tho object of my visit hero? Pardon me if I speak plainly." Mary looked np but mode no reply. Mr. Ambrose's voice was so kind and goutlo that sho thought he deserved a wifo who oould love him. "Your father has told me yon have no love to give me but that you will marry mo. I, too, once thought I should never love agoin, bnt the sight of you has dispelled the illusion. Let me tell yon my story. Long years ago I loved A beautifnl young girl and she returned my affection. I wus thon young and did not dream that Fate would crush out my soul's dearest hope, That (air girl was my all, my very life, and I bad not a thought of tho futuro separated from her. Her father wus a wealthy mer chant and I his poor clerk. When I told him I loved his daughter he spumod mo from his door and ordered no never to enter it again. Oh. who beanie myself con ever know tho utter midnight of my blasted hopes I Crushed and broken I tied iu my despair. In the whirl and excitement of business I strove to forget my sorrows. Fortuno singled mo out as her especial favorite. My wildest speculations wero successful and money accumulated as if by magio. Thus eleven years passed. I returned to the scono of my unhnppiuess and saw you. Need I say that all the old love surged up in my heart again? Oneo nioro I asked tho old merchant for his daughter " the speaker's lips trembled; he extended his arms as ho continued "nud ho consents at last. Oh, Mary I will you now bo mino?" Mary cast herself into her suitor's out stretched arms. After all these years of misery Felix was restored to her I "Felix TralTord !" gasped the old man as ho started to his feet. "Felix Traf ford. mv old clerk !" Yes, sir; the sumo. Do you retract your promise?" "No, Felix, no. Tako my Mury niu' forgive her father." The happy suitor led Mary away to a seat and sat beside her with Ins arm still encircling her, ns if he feared be might lose her again, "Let us," he said, "forget all the pa-st but its joys and lik to the future fm what true love can give us, I am now content, and yon, my Mary, are yot luippy in tho restoration of your lover?" "Ah!" she replied in a voice full of deep emotion, "happiness is too pisir i word to express my great joy " Ecu in; (''. Ueiileniint Kay's Views, Lieutenant V. II. Hay, who bad ehaW) of tho Point Harrow (Alaska) signal station for two years, stated to tho Hoiii'd, organized to take steps for tbo relief of Grecly, the result of bis obser vations, so far us it bud ft bearing nMiti the subject in baud. Ho thought but one course was practicable. Ho would send a strong ship to get to tho ico bar rier at the earliest possiblo date and make her way north as sho could. If by the last ot August or early in September Mr. Clreely hud not been reached n party with liouso nud supplies should m landed for tho winter, when the vessel should come south. Tho winter party should send expeditions north to find Oreely and relieve him. Ho should bo brought south in the spring to some point to bo agreed upon beforo tho ship left. Lieutenant lluy described tho methods of the sledgo travel, in which he bus had much experience, and de scribed the whaling vessels und their equipments, of tho Northern Pacific. Atter describing his method of life at Point' Harrow he said that in his party of nine men during the first year and eleven during tno second mere unci not been a moment's sickness from begin ning to end. The mean annual tempera ture was 7, the mean winter tempera ture about !i0. Tho lowest extreme was f8. The men were required, in addition to their regular duties, to spend ono hour out of twenty-four in thu open air. There wero seventy-two days with out sunlight. In his travels Lieutenant Hay never used a tent, but constructed igloos. Lieutenant Ray recommended tho employment of some of tho voyngeurs from tho ltcd ltiver of tho North, ns lieing experts with dogs mid otherwise qualified for tho work of the relief expedi tion. A Coal Miner's Story. Tho following may show that gratitude to a Ilighcr Power is ofteiier felt than expressed to tho outer world. "On one occasion," said my informant, "threo of 11s wero crouched down in a tub. The pony was going at a walk up u slight . t u 1. .11 ...... 1...... ; i,.......,...i nnu, L Kinw v vvjii jwu tiw in ui.iij" but I must have raised my bead uncon sciously above tho level of tho tub. 1 felt my lorelienil toucu a croBsneam in the roof, and before I bad timo to reflect I knew I was in fatal peril. The for ward movement of tho tub jammed my head between tho beam and tho edgo of tlio tub. I gave myself a wrench trying to get free; but I couldn't All this, of course, passed in a f root ion of a second, audi gavo myself up as dead.. Now comes the most wonderful part. At the very time my head touched tho roof, iu tho very crisis or my agony 01 mum, when the whole situation huhuoii .l.A a4,.nru,,1. Ho one nsu k'uumcu it or spoken to it, I bsd uttered no cry. The pony stopped. I drawdown mv head and couched almost fainting iu tlio tub. My life was saved. I nevor told my companions until wo Came out, when they remarked how pnle I lookod. For weeks, whenever 1 went down tho pit I was almost unnerved by this tcrri blo recollection. And I tell you, sir, I liiivn mail nf rlrownine people soemg at a slance all the past scenes and doings of tneir lives 1 uuver ueusu, u,... ... it-bnt I tell you every scene nnd deed of my life soomea to come oeioro mo in a flash of light I saw everything. I have novcr forgotten, and shall never forget, tho feeling of that day. How it wus that pony stopped and my life wus saved, I cuu't Bay; but If it wasn't Provi dence, I don't know what elso it could have been." Chambers's Journal. LranimoEn Cni!Es. The American Liuiburg of Wisconsin is Green oountv. Iu that county there aro forty-eight Limburger cheeso factories, using nearly 200,000 pounds of milk daily, tho pro duce of 7,855 cows, and making 21,18 pounds of cheese each day. Sixty thou sand pounds of milk are also nsed dolly in twenty Swiss cheese factories. TUere are also seven American cheese 'lor'"j using 2,300 oows and 70,000 pounds of SSS d nuking daily 7,680 pound, of cheese, THE J0KE1VS BUDGET. WHAT WB HIND IS THK II! MDUOPS) l'ArKU TO fOUI.K OVEU. TI1II UJj DO IT. When winter's brooza Di'imdea the trera And naturo u tiles down to frcczej When round tho dixit Tlio wild winds roar And cold comes thro'iKh tbo cracked old floor, Our friends forget to shut the dnor. itl City UliiiardL wht rr wmmNKD. AsTttoNOMKU "The new comet can Dow bo seen with tho naked eye. Unolb Ham "What new comet?" AsTiioNOMF.n "The comet of 1812." Umxb Sam "Goodness gracious f You don't say so I Even the comets are coming back" for pensions," qctts a pippeiiencb. Mns. Jones "Do yon know, dear, that you promised to buy mo a seal-skin suck for a Christmas present?" Mb. .Tones "Why, no, dear; I hud forgottcu that. When wus it?" M11H..I0NKS ' About three weeks ngo," Mil. Jones "Oh, yes; I remembei now, but that wus beforo tho gas bill came in." A OOOD MTCMORY. Iu an Austin street cur were several gentlemen who passed nway tho tinio in telling jokes aud anecdotes. Among; them was also a cranky individual who positively refused to enjoy tlio fun, aud, after each yum bo would remark : "That's nothing wow. I heard that years ago." "Did yon ever bear tho anecdoto nbont George Washington and tlio railroad conductor?" asked 0110 of tho company. "Why, certainly," remarked tho cranky 'individual, "although I cannot now remember the circumstances." It was not until the laugh hud gone all around that tho crank discovored how badly ho had been sold.-if'cj-o Sifting. NEEDED A I'lIArnt, Not long ago n Chicago editor caught a Chicago cx-Congri-ssniun lisiking over anew house flic former was building, and took great delight iu showing him around and pointing out the features ot the structure. "This is the drawing room," said he; "this is tho dining room, and this the library. Here is flio billiard room, and there 'is the c'-ip'l!" "What du ...ai want i f .1 .' ipel?" was asked. "1 guess I need a chapel as nine 1 ft billiard risim," quietly olmervod -o editor. "Well, I guess yon do," solemnly re sponded the politician. A POnnTKl'Ij AHHUltANOK. Sho "Yes, Alphonzo; I know you love nie now, but I fear you will tiro of me. " Ho "now can you talk so? Never since the world begun lifts devotion boeu deeper than mine. You do not doubt the stability of tlio Unitod States Gov ernment, do yon?"' Hho "Oh, no I I'm sure that must bo safe or my pa would not have put a milliou dollars into United Stntes bonds." Ho "Did ho do that ?" She "Yes ; ho told mo so." Ho "Never doubt mo again. My lovo will lust as long as tho United States Government does." A TERIIIII1.lt ItKSOI.Vl!. "Do yon see that dudish looking fel low over there, the one that lisiks moro like an organ-grinder's monkey than auy of the others?" "Yes." "Well, I hato him and I am going to drive him into an iiisuno asylum, where he will never be heard of again." "Oh I ei 11110 now. Iu tho first place, you would not do such a thing, and in the second place, you could not" "Hut I can, though." "How iu tho world cm yon?" "Easily enough. There is to lie a grand party to-night, nud he will be there." "Yes." "I am to write a notice of it for tha six'iety paper, and iu less than forty eight hours ho will bo so crazy that the doctors will have him locked up." "Goodness gracious 1 now Will you manage it?" "1 will spell nm name -wrong. even ing CalU DISCnAHOlNO AN EMM.OYEB. "Your conduct has been such for n month ptiBt,." siiid an employer to his clerk, "that in justice to my business I urn forced to discharge you. Do you appreciate yonr situation?" "I do," replied the clerk, "and I would bo glud to retain it" "I do not moan that Vo yon rtp the situation in which you have plej yourself through 1""" IE!? or "It beins to look," eiml U"5 nnliuppy clerk, "us though there wouldn't be any situation to grasp. "You still misunderstand mo. lou 1 ....mindful of tho duties mi- lllivu w-m - T posed uiion yon, nud iu consequence I ,,.,lulb.l to let you co. Aro you prepared to accept the situation ?" ...t .1 . - 1 .1... ..1....I, l...w.l.tmiiiirf Ull, yes, sum uievicin, np ; "111 accept any snuuuun. "Well, get to work," growled the man of business. I'hiladctiihia Call. A MoDEi,. A, enrions story is told ol a statue of Dryope and Apollo, which Mr. Robert Barrett Browning has re cently finished at Taris. In the studio, 6ays the correspondent who tells the story, I saw the model who stood for it with the great live snake coiling around In. and lir faeo was the statue's own. I asked if it was not aimosa wuw mane nor peso uiuo, -7. . hB but the -fMfirTh. was vory fond of the sew from Senegal and Museum ol 8T T&SbW of this SKSfJ'te? been fatal, tor he Znt.Hit long and very large. But I6"S much as tightened bis cods "comfortably round the n.dru' the weary hours and days in which she stood witi him entwined about her while tne statue grew.