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BT UA.TEM.V3f A' McIHJXAl.D. WESSINGTCXN SPRINGS, D. T. EPITOME OF THE WEEK. Interesting News Compilation. CONGRESSIONAL. BIIXS •wore introduced in the Senate on the 12th: By Mr. McPherson, to suspend the coin age of the standard silver dollnr until June, 1886, and to receive trade dollars in small •mounts for postage and revenue stamps: by Mr. Voorhees, to prohibit, the assessment of Government oflicials and employes for po litical purposes In tho House bills were reported to retire or recoin the trade dollai to provide for building the Michigan & Mis sissippi Canal, and to aid temporarily and support the common schools. Mr. Potter in troduced a bill to convert the threo, four and four and one-half per cont. bonds into two and one-half per cents, paying: a premium equal to the amount saved to the country. CTHE MePhcrson bill to provide for the Issue of circulating notes to National banks was advocated in the Senate oil the 13th by Mr. Bayard as being in the line of absolute security. Mr. Sherman offered an amend ment as to bonds bearing more than throe per cent, interest. He said sentiment in Congress was hostile to tho suspension of silver coinage or the adoption of a new ratio between the precious metals, and that a silver standard was casting its shadow upon the Tuluro In the House a petition was pre iented for pensions to Union soldiers con fined in Andersonvillo, Belle Isle or other Confederate prisons. A HILL was passed in the Senate on the 14th to make all public roads and highways post routes. Mr. Logan introduced a bill to pro vide that honorably discharged soldiers or sailors bo preferred for appointment to civil offices, and Mr. Beck offered a bill for the organization of Supreme Courts in the Terri tories. The McPlierson bill relative to NationaJ-banlc circulation was debated In the House Mr. McKinloy presented a tele gram from Cleveland recommending that the iiood relief appropriation be increated to fl.00il.0J0. A debate followed on the Missis sippi contested-election ease of Chalmers vs. Manning, but no action was taken. THE session of tho Senate on the 15th was mostly occupied in debating tho bill to provide for the issue of circulating notes to National banks an amendment pre viously submitted by Mr. Sherman, providing that if any bonds deposited bore interest higher than three per cent., additional notes should be issued equal to one-half of the inter est in excegs of three per cent, accruing be fore maturity, was rejected—7 to -12. A joint resolution making a further appropriation of C300.0..0 l'or the relief of sufferers by the Ohio tiood was passed. Adjourned to the 18th In the House the joint resolution making an addi tional appropriation of £-00,u00 for the relief of tiood sufferers was passed. The Chalmers Manning election case was taken up, and a resolution declaring that Manning was en titled to a seat from Mississippi was defeated —92 to 357: the majority resolutions, discharg ing the Committee on Election from the prima facie case and leaving the seat vacant until the case is decided on its merits, were then adopted—ISO to 5H. Adjourned to the IStk. DOMESTIC. HEK.IT COLBROTH was killed and several other men were badiy injured by a coast ing accident at Biddeford, Me., a few even ings ago. AT Winnetka, 111., on the night of the 12th an aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. James L. Wilson, wei murdered by some one un known. Mr. Wilson was nearly eighty years of age. Mrs. Wilson had for years been confined to her bed with paralysis. The venerable couple were believed to liave considerable money in the house. Mr. Wilson was a highly respected citizen, a native of New Hampshire, and the last of a family of ten brothers. MRS. CARRIE YAXDEKGRIFT, the wife of a wealthy coal dealer at Burlington, N. J., -was met in lier yard on the loth by an un known man, who threw the contents of a vial of vitrol in her face, destroying her eyesight. The cause for the horrible deed •was unknown. THE body of Martin Riley, a farmer of Adrian, Minn., was found murdered in a straw-stack on the 13th. His son, aged fifteen years, who had disappeared, was supposed to have committed the crime. AT Halleck, Nev., the thermometer reg istered forty-five degrees below zero on the 13th, the coldest ever known in that sec tion. THOMAS SHEA,whose mind was unsettled, informed his mother the other day at Wilkesbarre, Pa., that in a dream he had been summoned to Heaven. He then •walked to the high bridge at Nanlicoke, jumped off and was horribly mangled. THE^mill-owners at Pittsburgh on the 13th •withdrew their order for a ten percent, re duction in iMie wages of machine molders, thus averting a strike. THE Bureau of Engraving and Printing at Washington on the 13th made the last deliver}' of one and two dollar notes war ranted by the appropriations, and it was Baid there would be determined opposition In Congress to providing for any more email bills. THREE attendants at the State Lunatic Asylum at Utica, N. Y., were arrested on the 13th on the charge of causing the death by violence of Eva-i D. Hughes, a patient. AT Philadelphia on the 13th Barbara Miner (colored) was fatally shot by Louisa Powell (colored). Each received a comic valentine, and each accused the other of being the sender. JUDGE DICKEY, of the Illinois Supreme Court, on the 13th granted a supersedeas in the case of Frederick M. Ker, tho Chi cago defaulter, and a hearing will be had in March. Two LADS from Berlin, Ont., arrested recently at Niagara Falls, carried three loaded revolvers and a book relating the adventures of Frank and Jesse James. GOVERNMENT detectives captured in Ken' tucky on the 13th a band of nine counter feiters, some of whom were looked upon as respectable citizens. ADVICES of the 13th state that non-union miners were being visited at night in the district about Shaners, Pa., by masked bands, after the Molly Maguire fashion, and warned to leave. Some of the men were terror-stricken, and the operators would apply to the Sheriff to stop the noc turnal visitations. EDWARD GORDON-, of Beliefontaine, O., while cleaning a revolver a few days ago shot his wife near the left ear, inflicting a fatal wound. AN overflow of the Trinity River on the 14th submerged a section of Dallas, Tex., and arise at Elm Fork flooded the country for miles between Denton and Dallas. Five miles of trestling on the Missouri Pacific Koad had been washed away. By the collapse of a bridge on the 14th at "Weedsport, N. Y., a mixed train was dropped into the Seneca River, the en gineer, fireman and brakeman being drowned. The passenger car remained on the track. THE large 'grain elevator of Fred Norton's, at Jonesboro, Ind., was destroyed by fire a yt9W evenings ago. IT was decided or/the 14th to immediately resume work in seventy-two coal-pits in Pennsylvania, tiius giving employment to eight thousand idle men. THE loss of,-A stage-coach, filled with pas sengers, in the mountains of Colorado, was reported qfri tho 14th. The snow was ten feet deep ou the level. DAVID C. KELLER, pilot of the Scioto, sunk in collisioii near Mingo Junction, July 4, 1S82, fifty-four lives being lost, was found guilty at Parkersburg, W. Va., on the 14th of voluntary manslaughter, but recommended to mercy. EXPORTS of breadstuffs during January, 1SS4, were valued at $12,384,781, against $15,835,577 for the same time in 18S3 for the seven months ended Jan. 31,18S4, $100, 250,207 for tho same time last year, $133, GS0,133. AT the Hoosier Flouring-Mills in Indian apolis George Emery, the engineer, was caught by the shaft of tho fly-wheel a few mornings ago and whipped to a frightfnl death. Two MEN who, under different aliases, secured sixty-seven complete suits of clothes and seventeen pairs of shoes from the Relief Committee at Wheeling, W. Va., were arrested on the 14th for fraud. L. D. HOWRY & SON, cotton factors at Charleston, S. C., suspended payment on the 14tli, with liabilities of $150,00J. TEN Mormon proselytes, five of whom were girls, from Cleveland County, N. C., passed through Atlanta, Ga., on tho 14th, en route for Utah. ONE of the most comprehensive coin col lections in the United States was stolon a few nights ago by burglars from the office of Dr. H. C. Brainard, of Cleveland, O. THE Central Bank of Upper Sandusky, O., failed on tho 15th, wiLh liabilities of $103,000. Speculations by John S. Rappe, President, caused the failnre. DURING the seven days ended on the 15th the business failures throughout the United States and Canada numbered 3J9, against 200 the previous week. The distribution was as follows: New England States, 34 Middle, 57 Western, 86 Southern, 4o Pa cific States and Territories, 21 Canada and the Proviuces, 66. WHILE John Beatty was attempting on the 15th to convey his wife and three chil dren and two young ladies named Weather ford across the backwater near Newburg, Tenn., on the Tennessee River, the skiff was dashed against a log by the current and upset. Mrs. Beatty and all the chil dren and one of the young ladies were drowned. THE rear wall of two adjoining buildings •n Pearl street, Cincinnati, used as board ing-houses, and occupied by thirty-five persons, collapsed early on the morning of the 35th, resulting in the drowning and crushing to death of ten persons. The search for other bodies would be continued when the water lowers. IT was announced on the 15th that the Indians were starving at the Poplar Creek and Wolf Point agencies, in Dakota. AN ice gorge on the 15th caused the flood ing of the lumber district at Albany, N. Y., and many streets in the lower section of the city were submerged. THE Employment Bureau of tho Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago re ported on the 15th thirty thousand to forty thousand men and boys unable to procure work, which was twenty per cent, more than usual. The applicants came from every walk in life. IT was reported on the 15th that Treas urer Mason, 41 Jay County, Ind., was a defaulter to tho amount of $46,000, and suit had been commenced against his bondsmen. NEAR Rogersville Junction, Tenn., on the evening of the 15th Mrs. Carrie Hu'i ter, the young and beautiful wife of James M. Hunter, a wealthy stock-raiser, was shot and instantly killed while sitting near a window. Who committed the crime, and for what cause, was unknown. THE wife of Bivens Perce field, living near Bloomington, Ind., left her little daughter alone in a room with an open fire place a few days ago, and when she re turned the child was lying ou the floor burned to death. AT the hanging of Thorn a? Benton, in Plaquemines, La., on the 15th, some of the women in the assemblage shrieked and many fainted. Mis§ EMMA ROGERS, a beautiful young lady of Chattanooga, Tenn., was fatally burned the other night by her clothes catching fire from a grate. She had been nursing a sick brother for a week, and be ing overcome with sleep sat down near the fire. NEARLY one-half of a flock of six thou sand sheep on the Dakota bad lands, owned by Marquis Demores, having died this win ter, the belief was expressed on the 15th that they were poisoned by his enemies. A FIRE a few days ago destroyed the O'Neil wagon-shops at Cortland, N. Y., valued at $100,000. W. R. MILLER was found murdered on the 15th near Marietta, O., and his wife and brother were arrested for the crime. It was said the woman threatened to kill her husband because she loved his brother. PERSONAL AND POLITICAL THE Illinois Republican State Central Committee met in Chicago on the 12th and issued a call for r. State Convention at Peoria, April 1G. A CONGRESSIONAL Apportionment bill was recently passed by a strict party vote by the Virginia Legislature, giving eight districts to the Democrats and two to the Coalitionists. THE Mayor of Sandwich, Eng., followed his eloping daughter to Austin, Tex., a few days ago and persuaded her to return to Europe with him. GENERAL SHERIDAN arrived in New York on the 13th to have a conference with General Grant. Tho latter was still forced to use crutches to get about his home. AFTER a conference with Secretary Lin coln on the 14th the House Committee on Appropriations decided to report a bill for an additional sum of $500,000 for the flood sufferers. BILLS were before Congress on the 14tli asking the appropriation Df $10,030,000 for the erection of eighty-nine public build ings. CAPTAIN PAUL BOYTON,.the noted swim mer, was married in Chicago on the 14th to Miss Maggie Conley. COLONEL EDWARD SIM.MS, raged ninety years, one of the defenders of the capital from the British in 1814, died in Washing ton a few nights ago. He lived there since the foundation of the city. PRESIDENT ARTHUR on the 14th ordered the promotion of Lieutenant Rhodes, of the revenue cutter Dexter, for heroic work at the wreck of the steamer City of Colum bus. A. M. CHADWICK, County Judge at Omaha, Neb., dropped dead on th« street from apoplexy while on his way to attend a wedding at Trinity Cathedral on the 14th. THE investigation into the causes of the election riot at Danvillo, Va., commencod on the 14th at Washington, the first wit ness being a colored policeman who was a spectator of the bloody work. A NATIONAL COUNCIL of the National Union Laague has been summoned to meet at Washington March 6. AN additional-appropriation of $200,000, making the total amount $500,000, for the relief of the flood sufferers, passed both houses of Congress on the 15th and was signed by the President. PRESIDENT ARTHUR on the 15th accepted the resignation of John C. New, Assistant Secretary of .the Treasury, to take effeefc immediately. THE will of Wendell Phillips, made pub lic on the 15th, conveys his entire estate, valued at $250,000, to his widow and adopted daugther. THE new registration of voters at Norfolk, Va., shows 2,935 colored and 2,932 white voters. FOREIGN. TEWFIK BEY, commanding at Slnkat, preferring death to surrender, spiked his guns on the 12th, blew up the fortifications and made a sortie, when the Mehdi's forcos slew Tewfik and six hundred men, entered the town and destroyed the garrison. Seven British men-of-war had been or dered to Egyptian waters, and infantry and cavalry would bo sent from Sues to Suakim as soon as possible. IT was announced on the 12th that the massacre of over two hundred and fifty Christians by the Chinese occurred in the province of Phanhoa instead of at Tonifuin, as previously reported. SEVEN persons were drowned at Dundee, Scotland, on the 13th, by the upsetting of a boat. TELEGRAMS of the 13th state that tho Chi nese had massacred over fifty Christians in the neighborhood of Hue and the mis sion-house was demolished. Bands were pil laging and murdering and crying: "Death to the Christians 1" Tho vicarnte of East£ ern Cochin China was endangered. Chris tians in the vicinity of Tourano were flee ing to Puinhoin, hoping to find the French there. A WATERSPOUT at Arequipa, Peru, a few days ago caused the drowning of several persons and great damage to property. A PARTY of Mexicau customs officers near Matamoras had a desperate fight a few days ago with a band of smugglers, in which two of the latter were killed and two of the former were badly wounded. Dry goods of the value of $S,000 were seized. THE commercial treaty between Spain and the United States, to go into effect March 1, has been signed at Madrid. MR. BRADLEY, Collector of Customs at Emerson, Manitoba, was suspended on the 14th for the embezzlement of largo sums. IT was reported on tho 14th that amass of ice near the Caspian Sea, upon which some fishermen were working, had been carried out to sea, and all the fishermen were believed to have been drowned. A RUFFIAN seized Mr. Gladstone by the collar on the 14th on the streets of London and shook him roughly. The assailant es caped and had not been apprehended. THE Lord Mayor of London presided on the loth at a mass meeting which passed resolutions condemning the Egyptian pol icy of the Government as having caused the sacrifice of thousands of lives. Two HUNDRED women and an unknown number of children were massacred by Soudan rebels in the recent outbreak at Sinkat. BRIGANDS on the loth captured the Judge and other officials of Monastier, on the Al banian frontier, in Greece. UNDER the provisions of the Irish Tram ways act, a company has been formed in London to purchase estates, relieve over crowded districts and encourage fixed res idence. LATER NEWS. THE Ohio River was slowly falling at Cincinnati on the 17th, although it was still nearly two feet higher than ever known before, but at other points the water was rising and doing immense dam age. From Evansville to Now Albany, Ind., a distance of two hundred miles, all the villages bordering on the river were inundated, and over ten thousand people were homeless. At Lawrenceburg about fifteen hundred buildings were destroyed, and Germantown was almost wiped from the face of the earth. In Ohio Portsmouth was entirely under water, and many buildings had been carried off at Maysville, Gallipolis, New Richmond, Belpre^ Pomeroy, Cheshire, Middle port and Augusta. At Shawneetown, 111., the water was from five to fifteen feet deep in the streets. In the vicinity of Louisville, Ky., five thou sand people were homeless, while at New port four thousand houses were inundated, thirty-three buildings were washed away and over one hundred were turned bottom upward. The estimated damage was $1,000,000. Measures for tho relief of the sufferers were being instituted all over the country. IN a hotel at Lexing'on, Ky., two intoxi cated men blew out the gas in their room on the night of the 10th and died in great agony. A FIRE at Prescott, A. T., on the 16th de stroyed several business houses, and S. N. Holmes, proprietor of the Daily Miner, perished in the flames. JEVNE'S grocery store and Glanz's fur Es tablishment in Chicago were damaged by fire early on the morning of the 17th to the extent of $130,000. AT Chichester, N. H., on the 10th Thad deus Avery killed his wife with a razor and fatally wounded himsjlf, jealousy be ing the cause. GEORGE P. CURRY, a banker of Augusta, Ga., made an assignment on the 10th for $200,030, and Clarence Shepard & Co., of Milwaukee, hardware dealers, failed for $100,000.- THE Illinois Supreme Court rendered a decision on the lGth declaring the Harper bill, which imposes a license of $500 on whisky and $150 on beer and malt liquor, I constitutional. GENERAL GORDON reached Khartoum on the 17th, and posted a proclamation recog nizing El Mehdi as the Sultan. QUARANTINING tho Indianapolis (Ind.) Jail on account of smali-pox necessitated the release of over a hundred tramps. They were on the 10th said to be terroriz ing the city, and many outrages were re ported. THE Governor of Texas on the 16th sent three companies of rangers into the dis tricts which had suffered most from fence cutting, and a battle was expected. IIORRIBLE DOUBLE MUItDER. J. T,. Wilson and WilV, an Aged Conplt of Wlmietkti, Slain by Unknown Assas sins—Kobbery Undoubtedly the Motive. CHICAGO, Feb. 15.—'Tho little village of Wlnnetlca, situated on the Northwestern Road about sixteen miles northwest of this city, was thrown into a tremendous state of excitement Wednesday morning by the dis covery that at some time during: tho night before the residence of Mr. J. L. Wilson and his wife, wealthy and respcetod citizens, had been entered, and the aged conplc bru tally murdered by parties, so far unknown. Mrs. Wilson had been an invalid for some time, and every Wednesday a girl iu that town has been in tho habit of calling there and attending to her wants while tho old gentleman came into tlio city. On entering the house, as was her custom, last Wednes day, she found the blinds were all down and an air of quiet that was even unusual prevailed. Rolling up the curtain to admit light, she was appalled to see Mr. Wilson lying behind the stove, while great clots of blood on tho wall and floor arour.d him spoke only too plainly of a horrible crime. She immediately ran out for help, and several neighbors followed her into the house again. A hurried glance around the room' showed that but few things were disturbed. The old gentleman had been shot twice, once in the mouth and again through the lungs. In addition to this, the fact that nine of his ribs were broken and bruises were found on various portions of his body, it is "evident that the perpetrator of the fiendish crime, finding that the shots were not sufficient to end life, finished bis dead ly work by jumping upon the prostrate form and stamping out what breath re mained. Visiting the room up-stairs- which the invalid wife had occupied, it was found that the same state of affairs existed there. She was lying on her bed, dead, with sev eral stabs in her body, while the position of the remains showed that, weak as she was, she had made frantic efforts to protect herself from the murderous stabs of the assassin, there being blood spattered on all four walls. Mr. Wilson, it is said, Was quite wealthy, and always kept a laige sum of money about the premises, doxng his banking busi ness with a firm in this city. Tho girl who found the remains, and is familiar with the place of concealment for the old man's money, says it is all gone, and other indica tions make the motive otie of robbery. Both of the victims mads an exceedingly vigorous defense, and probably the wretch was nearly covered with blood when he left the place. In this the tragedy more closely resembles the Burilell and Na than honors than any similar event of re cent years. At dusk Tuesday Mr. Wilson entered a butcher-shop and informed the at tendant that he wanted something extra line, as he expected to entertain a particular friend. Other indications within the house point to the possibility of a guest having stopped there, but nobody in the town saw a stranger either Tuesday or Wednesday. Mr. Wilson was the owner of much real estate in Chicago, and was reputed to be worth from 8150,000 to 8-200,000. He was a cousin of ex-President Franklin Pierce. Tlic Flood at Cincinnati and Other Points. CINCINNATI, O., Feb. 15.—Those who know this city will be able to form some conception of the height of the flood when they learn that on the highest point on Pearl street great flat-boats and skiffs float, taking passengers on Vine street above Pearl. On the way to the suspension bridge the passenger in a skiff sees the water up to the second floors on Second street, and into them ou Front street. From the landing** away up on the suspension bridge entrance he steps right oat of the bo it upon tlie viaduct leading over Water street. Looking over the railing into Second street lie sees a rushing current so nearly touching the under side of the viaduct as to render it next to impossible for even a skiff to pass under it. At the center of the suspension bridge there was at dark last night but thirty feet of space between the water and the bridge. Then, looking up-stream, there are the four story houses on liat Row, with only the top story and part of the third story out of the water. On the public landing the water is up in the second stories. In the old Spencer House Hotel building, once the property of Charlotte Cushman, it is well up into tiie second stories. Looking up Green street, in Covington, which is next to the river, one sees not a house in which the water is not far up o:i the second-story win dows. Newport barracks, with its three story buildings, look as if they were in tho very middle of the river. Only the upper stories of the barracks are dry. Looking down stream from the Suspension Bridge both shores resemble unbroken continuities of drift. The house fronts and roots are obscured by the boats and barges huddled on either shore. At two p. ni. yesterday the river was stationary at seventy-one feet and three quarters of an inch, and one hour afterward the water began to fall, and has continued to recede steadily ever since. The fall is very gradual, but it is believed that the flood will now steadily recede. WHEELING, W. Va., Feb. 15.—A corre spondent accompanied a relief expedition from Charleston to the flooded towns on the Kanawha and those near the junction of that river with the Ohio. Buffalo, the first point touched, is under water and almost deserted. Three large tow-boats lie in port, crowded with refugees. Provisions were judiciously distributed here anil at all points down to Point Pleasant. In some cases food was furnished to families who had had nothing since Monday. From Buf falo to Point Pleasant the water extends from hill to hill, and the inhabitants have fled to the high lands. Hundreds are living in tents and hastily constructed cabins. Many cases of extreme hardship are re ported and incidents of sickening detail related. The supplies are distributed from boats, Mayor Tomlinson and the Relief Commit tee are doing all in their power to aid tho needy. Six tons of provisions were left at Gallipolis for distribution among the towns of Middleport, Mt. Pleasant and Pomeroy. .Gallipolis, which suffered little, has taken care of her destitute and contributed large ly to other places. The situation at Mid dleport, Pomeroy, and in that populous bend is probably worse than any point in the Ohio Valley. —A prominent doctor of Oakland, Cal., says that the generation of gases is generally the cause of corpses turn ing over ia the coffin, and adds that a body has been known to rise partly up, the head and shoulders bending up towards the middle of the body, from these circumstances. Han Francisco Call. —Wallace Minkler, aged thirty-five, living at Albany, N. Y., was recently sentenced to six months in the peni tentiary for brutally beating his seven year-old child because she failed to beg enough to support him and his wife. Albany Journal. On the Endings of Lcttciu. That the end crowns tho work is a true Ravins, ami nowhere is its truth more apparent than in tho matter of endinc a letter. The most bald, dis- iointe'd epistle is sometimes ra sed from the low level of the commonplace by a felicitous and smooth-flowing termina tion. while, on the other hand, a really admirable piece of epistolary composi tion may be mulcted in half its effect if the writer ends up with a "I must now conclude, as the post is going out." Apropos of this particular termina tion, we may remark that we ourselves should be disposed to warn our readers against ever saving anything about "now concluding. In all letters of form or courtesy they should strive so to frame their commu nications that their signatures should constitute the closing words of the final sentence, and this linal sentence be in timately connected with the body of tho letter. The following instances, taken at ran dom from some of the best letters ex tant in the English language, will ex emplify our meaning. Samuel Johnson, in that famous let ter to Lord Chesterfield in which he so indignantly denies that he is under any obligation to the noble lord, ends thus: "Havinfr carried on my work thus far with FO mtle obligation to any favorer of lc-a nlnjr, 1 shall not. be disappointed thoujrh I th mid conclude it—if lefs be possible—with less: for 1 have been long wakened from that dream of lio|.e in wlili I once boasted myself with so much exultation, my lord, your lordship's mo.-t humble, most obedient servant, "SAMUEL JOHNSON. Walter Savage Landor, iu an irate letter to Lord Xormanby, concludes thus: "We are both of us old men, my lord, and are verging: on decrepitude and imbecility, e!S3 my" note miprht be more energetic, lam not unobservant of distinctions. You by the favor of a minister are Marquisof Xormanuy. I by the grace of God am "WALTER SAVAGE LANDOR. Then again, Pope, writing to Mrs Arabella termor about his poem the "Rape of the Lock," winds up thus: '•If this poem had as many graces as there are in your person or in your mind, yet could never hope it should puss throuuh tho world half so uncensured as you have done. Hut let its fortunes lie what it will, mine is happj enough to have triven me this occasion of as suring1 you that I am, with the truest esteem, madam', j*our most obedient, huuililc Servant, "A. POPE." Turn also to that remarkable speci men of ironj', the letter sent to Oliver Cromwell by the author of "Killing no Murder." The whole of this curious epistle is devoted to point'ug out the various benelits which will accrue to the nation on Cromwell's death, and it closes thus: "That your Hifrhness may be speedily in this security is the universal wish of your In every one of the above instances the letter runs on naturally to this con clusion, and the impression is given that the writer has finished saying all that he wants to say. Now, in writing to strangers, whether in the spirit of friendliness or of anger, this is just the sort of impression we wish to convey. In letters, therefore, to persons with whom we are not inti mate we should aim at endings of this of this sort. When, however, we are writing to near friends, and our letter may be one of an interminable series, we can be far more careless about the way in which we end it. We may break off as abruptly as we please, passing from the most stirring narra tive of public events to a simple good by, good-night, farewell, etc. This is what Horace Walpole constantly does in his correspondence with Sir Horace Mann. "Old Marlborough [Sarali, Dowaser Thich essl is dying—but who can tell? Last year Marrying grateful country this is the desire and prayer of the food and of the bad, and, it may be, is the only thing wherein all sects and factions do afri ee iu their devotion, and it is ouronly com mon prayer. But among all that put in their request :m supplication for your Highness's speedy deliverance from all earthly troubles, none is more assiduous nor more fervent than he that, with the re'iofthe nation, hath the honor to be (may it please yrtir Ilifrhnesai your Hiirhness's present slave and vassal. ••THE AUTHOR OF 'KII.LI.NQ NO MUKDKR.' sho had lain a great while ill without speaking her nhysieian said, '*he must be blistered or sho vill die.' She called out, 'f won't be blistered, •ind I won't, die'' If she takes the same reso lution now, I don't believe eho will. Adieu, my dear child I have but room to say, yours over HOKACE WALPOLE." It will be seen that we have drawn the above instances from the correspond ence of a past age, but we have done so because it is among by-gone genera tions that we look for the greatest ex cellence in the art of epistolary compo sition. At the same me we must cau tion our readers against a slavish imita of such models. For instance, it is now extremely old-fashioned to sign your self, in an ordinary letter, "Yours obe diently," or "Your obedient servant." hen you are addressing strangers, even though they be superior in social position, "Yours faithfully" is the cor rect thing to put while, should vou be corresponding with some one witli whom you are slightly acquainted, "Yours sincerely" or "Yours truly" will be most appropriate. Should you wish to infuse a shade more warmth inio vour ending, this can be effected by a trans position of the adverb and pronoun you employ, "Very sincerely yours" beinc a degree more gen'al, because less hackneyed, than "Yours very sincrelv." —Iktrpcr's Bazar. A Buflalo wholesale fish firm does a local business amounting to SL'OO.O-.HJ a_\ear, and it has branch houses in va rious places of the United States and Canada which do a combined business of_s!o(ki,000. The mo.?t extensive fish eries of the firm are in Lake Superior. Huron and Georgian Bav. F.sh, how ever, are growing somewhat scarce and new fields are constantly being explored Bitjfalo (XV. LR.) Express. —Among other little tricks the Prai rie farmer gives the following: Take a ruler, or any other piece of wood, and ask whether, if you laid it down on the ground, any of the company could u.nn over it. Of course one or two will ex press their readiness to jump over so small an obstruction. Then lav the ruler on the ground, close against the all, and tell them to try. —Miss Lena Goettig, who was to have been married recently at Baltimore, Md., was bur.ed instead, dying from the eflects of burns received two davs before. The six young ladies selected to act as bridemaids officiated as pall Dealers at the funeral. A Nobleman. Nestling on the banks of the Esonn, Crock, at its confluence with the Hu,| son, its "long dock" cleaving ftie shal lows of the river for half a mile, ami Saugerties light standing like a faithful sentinel at its water gate, beautiful for situation in its environment of nioun. tain, valley and river, and the joy ,lf roanv a loving and loyal heart," old •Saugerties presents an inviting for investigation alike to the lover oj natural beauty, the antiquarian and the bustling utilitarian, intent only up011 the excitement and business of tho present day. Here the storied Catskills with lordly curve, sweep nearest Ui» Hudson: here are the foot hills, minia. ture mountains, forest crowned and beautiful here are lovely reaches, where for many miles the eye may S(.,, the Hashing river with its ever chang ing panorama, and here does our own Esopus linger at our feet in its journey from its far away mountain home'. And what wealth of antiquarian relic and lore may not be found in the low. browed and broad-beamed old ston? mansions that so plentifully abound relics of the old colonial days, the birth, places and homes of the ancestors of many of our present inhabi tants, around whose memories are woven many a weird and fanciful talc of romance, adventure and danger. Stories of the dark and bloody days whoa our beautiful borders were the coveris and lu king places of savage beasu and still more savage tribes, and- when every man's house was really his castlo where, when occasion required, he could from within the stout looped wttlls re el an attack and defend his dear ones. In these old and hospitable homes dwelt the Kiersteps, the Ovcrbaughs.the Myndcr ses anil the Shoonmakei s. .Some old Ho!, landers from the Zuyder Zee, some «.f Ncrman descent, some refugees from the Rhine and l'alatinates, with here and there a sturdy Hessian hireling who. finding it impossible to conquer the new country, found it a pleasant place to settle in these and many oth ers found homes in the shadows of our mountains and by the sid of our river, and their descendants form a large ami influential portion of our population to day. A recent event in the Schoonniu kc'r family has directed attention to the fact that its accomplished daughter, Miss Ix-da M. Schoonmaker, had wediled a distinguished German nobleman, and become Countess of Crockow. It may interest your readers to hear the roman tic story'of this yo ing American girl, who, impelled by a desire for greaior educational advantages and cultu a than her own home afforded, crossed the ocean, entered a school for the edu cation of young ladies, under the pat ronage of the htvpress of Germany, who became her friend, and favored her with an autograph letter of womanly sympa thy. In time sho became the proton of the Countess of Croekow, a lady of wealth and high position, who wished to adopt her as her own but the youn^j girl yearned for her own friends anil her pleasant home on the Hudson, and returned, enriched by her experience of foreign travel, to win distinguished hon ors in the literary world, becoming the center of a large and admiring circle of friends, a regular attendant of th church of her ancestors and a faithful teacher in tlie Sunday-school. After the death of the Countess, and the ap propriate period of mourning had ex pired, the bereaved nobleman longed for tlie sympathy and companionship oi the young American, and offered to share with her his rank and fortune, an offer to which she did not lend a deal ear, and so the piquant, graceful and agreea' le Saugerties girl is now Coun tess of Crockow, with all the honor and dignities which the name implies. —Saugerties (Ar. I'.) Cor. Albany Jour nal. Kittens of the Wildwood. Abram Bateman, of Alameda, has added to his collection a pair of jaguar kittens, which were presented ito him by P. T. Dowling, one of the owners oi I the Plaea de Plata mine, who cap tured the young brutes in an abandoned slialt of El Rosario mine, in the State of Sonora, four miles south oi the Arizona line. Mr. Dowling had often seen a large tigress prowling in the vicinity of their cairui, and, de termining to possess himself of her lair. After the kittens were born, how ever, their capture was no easy matter, for the mother never left home during the day aud her nocturnal rambling were, as brief as possible. Hut one moonlight night she was seen at a dis tance from the den and Mr. Do\vlinr. accompanied by his brother, mounted, their fleetest horses, visited the shaft and carried oft'the kittens, two in num ber, and then less than a week old' Luckily for the adventurers they did not meet the mother cat on their way home. ihe two kittens, which when captur ed had not yet gotten their eyes open and were no larger than the two fists oi a man, were fed on milk at the canii) until about two weeks ago, when Mr. Howling brought them iip with him ire:i,n 10 this city and presented them to hi friend, 'ihey are now eight weeks oU and weigh thirty pounds apiece. Hav ing been fondled and petted all the:: lives, they are as tame and pla' ful a domestic kittens and display few sig"' of lerocity except when feeding, atwhieli time they are altogether unapproach able. '1 hey are kept confined in a ca^' in the back yard, but are often brou^W into the parlor and turned loose for ih^ enle tainment of guests. I hey then evince their appreciation of yieir liberty by chasing each other* jumping over furniture and scattering ladies and children in every direct:ou They display great fondness for brigW colors and a lady or child wearing 3 tlress of such material will recehe attention from then1. Bundles of newspapers thrown upon the floor will be seized and iu ft seconds reduced to shreds by tho frf use of teeth and claws, and but for con stant watching rugs and hassocks wotil" share the same fate. When teased tlH'J become uglv, growl and spit and an* one attempting to picK them up runtheri.sk of getting a blow from3 paw which will send five sharp cla^'i ocen into the flesh. .i'K-n tilvl of play thev will climb in' to their owner's lap or'stretch theni' 6e veS upon a sofa, where thev will p«J contentedly until they fall asleep.—^ ranoiaao Chronicle.