The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, October 27, 1871, Image 1

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    Kitty Wklt*.
Pvwaeea in many a witching mood
Rome pretty forma, Uke fairies light.
Bnt all that's lovely t new viewed.
•Till I aaw thee -awvet Kitty While.
I love to gaae on * tarty skies,
Or newly dewdropn glancing bright,
Bnt more upon tboee sparkling sves,
Of thine, Vhoti charmer, Kittj White.
Upon the waves Ais sweet to gaae,
And see the moonbeams play, at night,
But sweeter far the smile that playe
Upon the lipe of Kitty White.
The wee theft justly Flora's pride
Jiav well eotuparisoa invite ;
Bnt where Vita beauty when heaide
The cheek of lovely Kitty White J
If f perfection wished to draw.
And had the akilt to draw it right.
To paint a phve without a flaw
rd draw thy portrait, Kitty White.
I knew her by twr angry air.
Hsr bright black eyes, her brisbt black hair,
Her rapid lanehtern wild and shrill,
As laughters of the woodpecker
From the bosom of a hill.
Tie KaU- she aavvth bat she will;
For Kate hath an unbridled tongue.
Clear aa the twanging of a harp.
Bar heart ia tike a throbbing star.
Kate hath a spirit ever strung
Like a new bow, and bright and sharp.
As edges of the seymitsr.
W fc, nee shall she take' a fitting mate ?
For Kate no common love will fcel ;
My woman-soldier, gallant Kate,
As pure and true aa blades of steel.
Kate eaith "the world is void of might."
Kate eaith "the men are glided fires."
Kate snaps her Angers at my vows;
Kate will not hear of lovers' sighs.
I would I were an srased knight.
Far Aimed for well-won enterprise.
And wearing on my swarthy brow*
The garland of new-wreathed emprise ;
For in a moment I would pierce
The bis ok est files of clanging fight.
And strongly strike to left and right.
In dreaming of my lady's eyes.
Ohl Kate loves well the held and fierce ;
But none are hold enough for Kate,
She cannot find a fitting mate.
The fact that there is come a crisis
in the live* ot my nephew and his wile,
and I want to see how she going to
manage it. The crisis is a very simple
one; it comes at some time to most mar
ried lives, and much of the misery of that
Mate is due to the feet that wives do not
always know bow to manage it. The
crista ia that one which results from the
change common and natural to all human
ity. when tba passion of the lover changes
into the purer but quieter affection of the
husband ia possession. 1 doubt if any
young unmarried readers and married
folk* yet in their honey-moon will under
stand what I allude to, but those who
have been wedded a few years will com
prehend it. It is usual hi- every lover to
swear that though there have been in
stances where the Affection ot bus ham b
has become less demonstrative after a
year or two of married life, Ht case will
prove an exception ; and it is because hi*
young wife, who lows him just as in
tensely, does not comprehend that be is
mistaken, ami must of necessity grow less
demonstrative, just a fire goes out if
more coal Is not supplied, that they are so
often unhappy. I thiak my little lady is
too sensible to wreck her happiness on
this rock, and I have looked forward to
this crisis with eager interest.
She and Petsr have been marries! three
years now, and He is just beginning to
now cold. I ion't mean that he is lons
fend of Nellie, but he doesn't tell her so as
otten as he used to. He is not as persist
ently devoted to her as he was two years
ago, and even a year ago. I don't mean
that he does not love her aa intensely, but
that be don't tell her so as oftei. He
used to kiss her frequently before me; he
has changed hjs idea on that subject, a* 1
knew be would, and now thinks that it is
unnecessary, not to say improper, to be
too demonstrative before folks. Of late,
he has even taken to dining out without
Nellie, and a couple of weeks ago he joined
a club!
The idea of an American gentleman,
with American habits, belonging to a club!
It's preposterous. Their whole education
unfits tliem for enjoying club life; and
the institution would have no existence if
our society did not posses* -an insane de
sire to imitate foreign aocietv. With
hardly a taste, idea, or principle, social,
religions, or political, in cuounon arith the
English or French, we are always imita
ting than—weakly, of course ; and ao ap
pear to Ihe foreigner! who come in con
tact with us like parvenus rather than
gentlemen. And the most pcruiciou- of
our imitations is the social and political
dub! we shall have religious clubs eveut
Peter has joined a social club, and be
wrote a note from the office to-day say ing
be would be home to an early dinner this
afternoon, m order to attend a club meet
ing this evening. There is to be some
sort of a reception of sort of a person—
disreputable character, I suppose, as
ladies are not to be present.
Nellie did not get the note until about
three o'clock. She handed it to me with
out a word of comment, aud rang the
servant's bell at the same time.
" Peter s an am!" I exclaimed, on
reading it, and finding she said nothing.
u oh. Uncle John!*' she cried, "ain't
▼on ashamed to talk so ot jour own
blood relations T What am I to think of
you 7"
"You might think the same of me—
and think just right, too—if I neglected
vou in this war," I answered, a little tim
idly, for I wanted to draw her out with
out making ber think I was in earnest.
She did not answer for some seconds, ap
pearing to be in meditation : I think she
was waiting, however, for the appearance
of the servant, who came in answer to
the bell before Nellie spoke again.
" Dinner at five to day, Jane,'' she said,
" and the nicest you can get up." When
the girl had disappeared she added, I
don't think you do Peter justice. lie
does not neglect me, I sin sure."
" lie's not as lond of you—"
"Now, 1 think he is, Uncle John; and
I must say I don't like you to you tell
me he ain't. He's hardly—well, not
C" sso noisy as be used to be; but
you used to preach to us when we
were *in our honey-moon that we woo Id
get over our foolish billing and cooing."
" Well, you have."
*' And now you blame us for being eco
nomical of our demonstration*. I don't
believe he loves me any lee*; and I am
sore I love bim more than I knew
how to tben. He doesn't neglect me be
cause he goes out sometimes without me;
and I don't complain of it, and you must
not say anything to him about his going
out. Do you hear."
" Yes, ma'am, I do; and I'll promise to
faithfully obey.'" And very glad I was to
promise, for 1 felt sure she was going to
play the wise wife.
We did not discuss Peter any more, and
relapsed into ailence, which the arrival oi
his note had broken. But we had not
long to chew the cud of our fancies. I
don't know whether they were bitter or
sweet to Nellie, but mine were pleasant
enough. The door bell rang about half
past four, and, instead of Peter, in came Mrs.
Perkins, Peters partner's wife, a very ele
gant but rather high-strung woman. She
was evidently in one of her ill humors,
with which we were only too familiar, and
1 at once anticipated a scene.
'•Good evening, my dear," she said,
when the servant had shown her into the
sitting-room, where we sat liefore the
comfortable fire. "Good evening, Uncle
John." She always calls me Uncle John,
though there was no relationship between
us. tier father and I bad been business
partners for years. At his death he left
bis share of the business to Perkins, and 1'
retired in favor of my nephew Peter. "I j
have come in to condole with you," she
added, to Nellie.
" Indeed ! And what for I"
" 1 suppose you are left a widow for the
evening. My husband has gone to his
confounded club, and he writes me that
Mr. M'Leau is going with him. He adds
that he will not be back until eleven, and
that he will dine at the club."
" Peter is coming home to dinner," an
swered Nellie. " I expect him every mo
ment. 1 am just wanning his dressing
gown and 6lipners for him ; and now you
are come, I'll have a nice, coxy dinner set
here instead of the dining-room, and we'll
all have a nice time of it."
And the lively little woman i ng the
bell, and gave order* to serve dinner in
the sitting-room.
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor.
44 Welt, if Mr. Ml.can can come home
to dinner, I don't see why inv husband
44 Oh. business tuay keen hitu later
to-day than usual," said Nellie,
u Okßu | it* nothing of the sort. He
says o rather often of late, but it's all a
fib. A*our husband dvesn't stav too."
44 But t.e \>ui* late aometimes ; we have
to wait half ait hour for him frequently.
He aays it's the huav season."
M So It is, so it is," I said. 44 This is the
busiest season of the year. lam glad to
see Peter late to dtnuer occasionally, tor I
know- then that thiugs are goiug well."
44 And then, L>idw, there are so many
thiugs to keep a business mau that we
don't think of," argued the uolile little
wouiau of tnv choice.
44 Oh, that's all gammon, Nellie," said
Mrs. Perkins, -and you don't believe it.
My husband has said those very words to
me a thousand times, and called me incon
siderate because 1 did m>t credit it."
44 Why, it 4 # business, of course, niv
ilewr; if it wasn't for business, you know,
they wouldn't go awav at ail."
44 It isn't business which t* keeping them
tonight, ia it f
Nellie had no answer to this. Mr*.
Perkins saw her advantage, and would
have launched out into further argument*
and assertions, and prrhap* iudulged in a
tirade against husluuid* who neglected
their wives, if the servant had not at this
time begun to set the table. She was dis
creet enough not to talk before the ser
vani* : lam sorry she was not wise enough
to talk less before us. She had not time
to commence her talk after the servant
had finished before Peter's key was beard
in the lock, and Nellie ran rapidly to the
door to meet him.
44 Ah, little woman," we heard Peter
my in his cheery voice, "am 1 late f'
4 ' Oh no," she answered ; "dinner is not
served yet; but it's ready, and you won't
lie delayed. Here is Mm. Perkins," she
added, as they entered the door. I saw-
Peter drop his arm from about her waist,
and Nellie took her hand trom bis shoul
der, as they did so. " Here is Mrs. Per
kins. come to dine with us."
4 * Ilow- d'ye do, Mr*. Perkins J" said Pe
ter. " Glad to see you. Ilow d'ye do,
uncle 1 All well I nope 1 Any news,
Nellie r
44 No, I believe not. The gas man came
with his bill, which I paid—s3.7s; and I
had to have the plumber to ofwn those
pipes again. They are sac* a nuisance."
" Well, 1 am sorry, my dear, but I don't
see bow I can improve them. Nothing
else 7"
44 Xo, 1 believe not. Here's your chair."
w If you have finished your domestic af
fairs," said Mr*. Perking trying to conceal
a little the contempt she had for these
little thing*, and also tue chagrin she felt
that her husband bad not come home to
b%r, "will you tell uie if you know when
my husband is 7"
44 I left Perkins at the stoce deep in ac
counts with old Chatnlterlain. You re
member Chamberlain, of Chamberlain k
Gould, uncle, don't you ?—St. Louis peo
ple. Perkins has sold him a big bill, and
is closing up with hint this evening. Did
n't you get a note from him 7 lie wrote
by the messenger. He is to take Cham
berlain to the club to night—reception of
John Duttcn, big English steamship king.
POM know of him, uncle. I'm going my
self. Can't you tome 7"
1 had no inclination, and said so.
44 Peter," said his wife, all of a sudden,
"if you are going, youll want to atav late,
and you bad better take a good rest before
vou go. Here are your slipfwru ami gown.
Your feet must be tired, cased in those
heavy boots all da v. Take off your boots,
and let roe have them blacked, and your
coat brushed. I've bad your gown airing,
and you won't catch cold."
She did not give him time to demur;
but while he was vainly striving to "edge
in a word sideways," she went on:
"Mr $. Perkins will excuse your changing
before ber. Won't you, my dear 7 Of
course: we are all old married folks now.
There I Don't they feel easier now I Let I
me take your coat now. Here's your
gown. I'm sure you will have a good rest
"They art comfortable, I must say,"
-aid Peter, lying back in his easy-chair
and stretching his legs 44 This is enough
to come home for, without the addition of
tbe dinner, which I already smell not so
very far off."
"It shall be served immediately," said
his wife. "You shall not be delayed at
aIL What time do you go to the club 7"
"It will be time enough to begin dtess
ing at six or half past."
"Oh, then you can chat with Mrs. Per
kins an hour before you go. Talk to ber
while I see that dinner is ready. She is
dying to hear you say something about
Mr. Perkins." And Nellie ran for a nun
ate or two to tbe kitchen.
"Oh, Perkins is all right," said Peter,
thus urged. " You know what a capital
clerk he was, uncle. Well, bo is a better
partner. He is carrying the concern on
his shoulders, I may say, ami be is very
deep in business matter* just new."
44 So it would seem," said Mia. Perkins,
44 if we are to believe the statements of the
business men themselves. Y'ou support
each other in your fibs."
"Fibs! Y'ou certainly don't suppose
Perkins is fibbing V
"White lies—only to deceive his poor
frosting wife," she returned, trying to
laugh merrily, but not succeeding very
" When he stays out of an evening, and
says be was at the club, or down town on
necessary business, you don't think he is
really fibbing 7"
" Ob, you know yon men do fib to de
ceive us poor wive*!"
44 1 worder if Nellie really thinks that
of me. Nellie," he added, as bis wife came
into the room again, " Mrs Perkins is as
serting that you wives never believe your
husbands' business excuses."
" Of course I don't,'' said Mrs. Perkins,
* and I don't believe Nellie does."
w I don't know." answered Nellie. " You
never have any excuses to make, you
know, Peter."
"Oh yes, I do. Quite often I am late,
or dine out, and go out, as I am going this
evening. It isn't business, exactly. I con
fess I have some curiosity to see this great
ship manager. He must be a great man,
for he has built up a wonderful business in
his day and generation. But I do some
time* make excuses."
" Not excuses, Peter. You sometimes
write me not to expect you ; but you do it
so that I shan't be disappointed in look
for you, not liecause you think an apology
"That's very true, tny dear. Of course
I write only because I think you will be
"So I would, Peter; but not angry, 1
" Nor suspicious, either? "
'• of course not. I should first have to
think you were willing to deceive me, and
that 1 know you are not."
Mra. Perkins had noopportunity to com -
ment on this revelation of mutual confi
dence and consideration, for dinner was
served at this moment. I think she was
puzzled at this time for a reply; perhaps
she was also confused at hearing herself
thus rebuked out of her friend's mouth.—
During the meal, which Nellie, by a little
effort, made so pleasant, Peter enjoyed
himself more than usual, and laughed
heartily and repeatedly at her little say
ings and doings. He is very proud as well
as fond of his wife ; and though often when
only she and I arc present he relapses into
thoughtful silence, and is quite absent
minded, he is always attentive and inter
ested when company it present, and takes
great care to draw her out and show her
And sue is a woman who shuns to ad
vantages not only in person, lnt uiatm-r.
and conversation ; and ou this evening, by
a little effort, I bad my eyes and ear* open,
and I fhneied I detected au eflort on In r
(■art to U- as entertaining a> passable, not
only to Mm. Perkins, but to her huslnuid.
Anil wonderfully she succeeded, too.-
She talked little domestic natters noth
ing high flown and distant and grandilo
quent, but the little bits of domestic and
social gossip in which all men are inter
ested, and to listen to which i. otteii a
positive relief alter a day of dollars aud
cents, or diy-goods ami groceries. Ami in
list cuing aud replying to her aud her
friend's remarks, with au occasional w.rd
Irorn myself, the dinnei hour passed rapid
ly awav, au hour alter that sped quickly
by, anil Peter's wife suggested to hiui that
it was time to arena lor the club.
• 4 Now, Nellie M'Leaii!" exclaimed Mr*.
Perkins, 14 1 thiuk you are really stupid.
Mr. M'Lean would have forgotten all about
the club; I sin sure he had already for
gotten it."
44 And therefore 1 reminded hiui of it,'"
said Nellie. •• 1 know Peter wouldn't go
if he did not expect to egjoy it, aud I
wouldn't have bint miss an evening's en
joyment for the wo!id. Of course I would
tike him to stay at home, since I cau't go,
if I thought he would enjoy home as
much j but I know he is curious to see Mr.
Dutton, and I don't want to ee him dis
appointed. Will yon go dress now, Peter !
Mrs. Perkins will excuse you : won't you T'
44 Oh, there's time vet, my dear, sakl
Peter. 41 I'll rest awhile longer."
" Oh, wise young wile," thought I.
I thiuk Mrs. Perkii * wa* hall inclined to
think so too, from the way *be looked at
Nellie as she spin sat down by Peter's
side, and took ni* hand in her*, and played
with it while she talked as lively a- ever.
It was eight o'clock when Peter M'lx-au
jumped up from hi* chair ami said he real
ly must dress. If I could by any means
have stopped the pendulum of the clock
on the mantle, so that it could not have
struck eight, 1 don't thiuk he would have
thought again of the club, for it was the
striking of the clock, and not his wife,
which reminded hiin of his engagement
this time. He did get up this time, and
saying be had half a miud not to go at all,
be went out of the room, with many apol
ogies to Mr*. Perkins, to <lrw. Nellie,of
course, went with him; and I had a favor
able opportunity of studying the effect of
this lesson on Mr*. Perkins.
She remained in deep thought lor several
minutes. She had womau's wit enough to
understate! Nellie's tactics, and she **<
evidently reflecting on what she had seen
and heard. But. a little tearful that she
did not fully appreciate the moral, 1 ven
tured suddenly to ask her if he had ever
read or seen the play of "A Woman killed
by Kindness."
"My goodness! what a funuv question "'
she exclaimed. "No. What is it about /"
" Nor ' Rule a Wife and have a Wife P"
44 No," she said more seriously. 44 But
why, Lnde John 7 "
" They are very clever, sensible things
to come from a tuau ; but I fancy Nellie
could have told hiui more ab>>ut ruling a
husbind ami having a husband than be
knew about ruling wives." •
•'She does get along nicely with Peter,"
she said. " Doesn't she 7 "
" Very—and it's just o all the time.—
The fact i*, Mrs. Perkins, Peter is a ntau
killed by kindness."
She was silent for a moment.
14 I know what you mean. Uncle John,"
she said at length, hatf angrily.
44 1 am glad you do," I answered.
44 You mean that Mr. Perkins ain't."
"Well, you know best about that, my
dear; and since you say he ain't, I believe
you. Hut I think you will flnu that it's
the easiest way to rule any spirited man
worth having for a husband, such as 1
think Perkins i."
She had neither inclination nor time to
answer this, lor Peter and Nellie came in
to the room again —be dressed very hand
somely, and with hia bat in bis hand, lie
was making his apologies to Mrs. Perkins,
ami about to leave, when the door-bell
rang. The servant answered the sum
mons, and admitted a gentleman, who
was at once bown to the ■itiing-room.
"Why, it'- Mr. Perkins !"' exclaimed Nel;
" Why, George!" cried his wife, ntnning
up to him and kissing him.
44 Hallo, Perkins," said Peter; u home
so soon 7
44 Yes; I came home, found my wife
was here, and |o*ted after her."
4 * But the club! Sit down, sit down.—
How about the club ? "
•'Oh, a swindle! Chamlierlain and I
went there. The place was so crowded
that we got a late dinner, and not the
choicest at that. When the reception
hour and the distinguished guest came, we
found the place so crowded that we looked
and felt what vulgar tractions tve were, go
ing along with many hundred others to
make up a contemptible whole. The guest
was a little, dried-up old F.nglishinsn, and
nothing like our beau ideal of a great mer
chant. Then the introduction* began, and
tne amount of toadying aud stupid, un
meaning and unmeant compliments was so
disgusting that Chamberlain, with bis usu
al Western brnsquencw. said he wouldn't
condescend to IKJ introduced, and left. And
so did I too. Don't you go."
And Peter did not. lie and his wife
chatted with the choice of my heart and
her husband for an hour, during which Mrs.
Perkins was unusually loving and kind,
and then they went home. Then I thought
it was time lor me to go, and leave my
young folks to themselves ; but it was not
until 1 had seen Peter back again into bis
gown and slippers, and domestic n* a ait.
P. S.—l wrote all the above a year ago,
at the time the circumstances occurred.—
I have nothing to add but tbe fact that
M' Lean k Perkins, dealers in wholesale
dry-goods, 100(4 Church Street, are not
now represented in any social club; and
that 1 do not know of* any two bnsliands
more thoroughly and discreetly ruled by
kiudness in the whole of this great city of
New York than they are.
Brethren presiding elder, out in Min
nesota, ((reaching t>> a strange congre
gation, was much annoyed by some of
the young folks talking and Iniighing
during the service. He paused, looked
at the disinrlierH, and saiu : "I sin al
ways afraid to reprove those who mis
behave in church. In the early part of
my ministry I made a great mistake.
As I was preaching, a young man, who
sat just before me wns constantly laugh
ing, talking and making uncouth
grimaces. I paused and administered
a aerverc rebuke. After the close of the
sevioe one of J the official roeuliera came
and said to me, ' Brother you made
a great mistake. That young man
whom yon rebuked is an iiliot.' Since
then I have always l>ecn afraid to re
prove those who misbehave in church
least I should repeat that mistake, aud
reprove another idiot." During the rest
of that service, at least, there was good
FEEI.IKO FOB IT. —A soldier was seen
in the trenches holding his hand above
the earthwork. His captain asked,
" What are you doing that for, Pat ? "
He replied with a grin and a working of
bis fingers, " I am feelin' for a furlough,
sure ! " Just then a rifle ball struck his
arm below the wrist. Slowly drawing
it down, and grasping it with the other
hand to restrain the blood, a queer ex
pression of pain and humor passed ovi
nis face, as lie he exclaimed, " An' faith
it's a discharge!"
A the press—"Pretft not a
falling man too far.
The Prairie Folic*.
Co-operative with the regular soldiery
of the frontier forts in the West auil
Southwest, for the pursuit and capture
of ludi.iu depredators, hal' lm-cd out
| laws, white horse-thieve*, aud other
crimiutds of the plains, are a class of
j civil otHceis kuowu aa Deputy Marshals
of the United States, whose skill and
daring iu the arrest of do*|M<rute am ages,
ttye reeoverv of stoleu stock, or the slay
ing of defiant desjs-mdoca, are often
worthy of the most heroic soug of a
Joaquin Miller. Not long ago oue of
tlio.*e IIIUVJIie- of justice, familiarly
known a* "Joe " l'eavy, was glorified iu
a telegram to the press for having cap
tured, single-handed, and brought into
Fort Smith, Arkansas, no U'* then seven
lawless whit • adventurer*, who had bMn
guilty of slaughtering and plundering
the rneudly Ckmgea. That was deemed
a brilliant exploit ; but the Memphis
Am-en/think* it hardly espial to thesaiin
oftieer's less ptiblishtsl prowress with
the Indians in time* not long |ta*t. Dure,
when a noted chief of the fierce blown*,
a stalwart aud bloodthirsty aboriginal
calhsl " Ix-wpiug I'auther," lital brutally
murdered and scalped a whole family of
a settler on Canadian Hiver, a strong
military force from Fort Smith scoured
the country for miles around in futile
search for Hie iusiw.iu, and it waa re
solved to try what the individual track
ing skill of a deputy tuaiahal could ac
complish. l'eavy, who kuew "Leaping
Panther," and was familiar wiUi every
rod of the Indian countrv, volunteered
to work the case up; with the stipulation,
however, that he should la* allowed to
prosecute the adventure alone. The
projected feat was full of mortal peril;
the red slaver was with his warrior* in
- the heart of a country murderously hos
; tile *o the pale-face*, sud the ides of at
tempting to capture him single-handed
seemed sheer madness ; bnt the indomi
table prairie policeman confidently un
dertook the achievement, doapite the
misgiving* of his own usually dauntless
professional brethren. Armed with two
" navy sixes" and a well-worn bowie,
clad iu a fox-skin cap, hickory shirt, and
buckskin paiitaloou*. aud mounti-d on a
tough little mustang. Deputy I'nited
States Marshal Joe Peary started forth
upon his detsl of high surprise, as sure
of his foetnau a* any knightly Orlando
of the olden times. Littering the Indian
nation on its northern verge, he made a
circle of the Kiowa country, so as t< en
ter it from the extreme west, and come
into "I**a|iiug Panther's" woodland eu
campnu-nt as a wayworn wfugw from
the fatigue of a hunt. The wary chief
looked on hitii with suspicion at first,
but by a skillful use of his whiskey
flask, tobacco pouch. gnttenl
Kiowa tongue, tlie more astute intruder
quickly lnllet! the warrior's distrust,
aud even persuaded him into a confi
dence not often exacted from red men.
After some days of tactical tarrying iu
<amp the tamed Panther consented to
accomiMiiy his white guest on a visit to
■ neighboring tribe, with no mure of a
train than two favorite squaw* who clam
ored for the privilege. The possibility
of this fetniuine complication did not
enter the calculations of the wily prairie
detective, yet he accepted it stoically
and was even able to turn it to emi
nent advantage. In his curious fatuity
the chief allowed himself to be led by a
detour out of his own Kiowa country
into the neighborhood of Fort Sill,
where, without a moment's warning,
he fouud himself lialted in mid-mad by
one of the pi-tols of his treacherous
guest, while another revolver held
the astonished squaws at command.
Thus at the mercy of their suddenly
unmasking enemy the terrified wives of
the Panther were ruthlessly compelled
to take from the entrapis-d chieftain his
now useless rams, bind uis iiaud* lehind
his back with a buckskin thong, and
place him a helpless prisoner ujxiu nua
of their own pontm. Tliis accomplished,
the niHrahnl turned the horses' head*,
and drove hi* captives toward the
east. The journey of captivity extended
over 200 miles through the heart of a
wilil and hostile Indian couutry, and
lasted nearly two weeks. From the mo
ment of his arrest the Kiowa preserved
a stUlcU silence. At uight, when they
rested in the wood*, the captor tiisl the
squaws to separata tree* am! bound the
fettered chiefs right arm to his own
left Every hour'* march or halt was at
peril of discovery by roving Indian* and
the exemplary disjmtch of the prairie po
liceman : lint on the twenty-eighth day af
ter hi* departure from Fort Smith the
deputy marshal reappeared there, bring
ing " Leaping Panther," bound hand
and foot, to expiate the fenrfnl crime
with which lie stood charged. He had
practised for hi* purpose n craft which
hiul accrued both cowardly and cruel,
but for the con*ideration that it WHS his
only resource as one insn against * na
tiou of foemen.
bored to Death by a Ball.
The Detroit Pr*r ssys ; A shock
ing tragedy occurred on the farm of
John Mnney, twelve miles out on the
Pontine Road, Mr. Money was the owner
of a very fierce hull, the animal lwing so
violent at times tlint no one dared to go
into the field where he wns kept. The
farmer hud often threatened to shoot the
unimnl, as no one would purchase him.
It seems that the bull broke out of his
field and got into the barn-yard, where
he was annoying a jmir of sbs'i-s to such
uri extent that Money decided to risk the
chances and drive him out. He entered
the yard, armed with a stout club, and
had succeeded in getting the animal
nearly out pf the vard, wlien he turned
short about and charged Imck at Maney.
The unfortunate man ran for his life,
and had nearly reached the feuce when
the bull overtook him ami tossed him
severs! feet into the air. As he came
down the animal ran one of his horns
clear through the mnn's head, pinuing
him tnst to the earth, and causing his
death in a moment His wife and daugh
ter witnessed the afl'air, and they did
not hi-ar even n groan from the P M,r
man after striking the ground. They
were, of course, terribly excited, slid
both ran into the yard and triisl to drive
the aiiiinal sway. Still more maddened,
the bull pursued them so closely, that
both came near being impaled on his
horns. He then had the yard to himself
for a time. While the neighbors were
Wing summoned, he charged back and
forth across the yard, tossing the oorpse
on his horns several times, and tearing
up the fcuee in his rage. After help ar
rived, it WHS some time Wfore the dead
Ixxly could be rescued, ami it preeentsl
a sight so shocking thut it made the
stoutest heart faint. The lmll was al
lowed to live two days after committing
the deed, his fit of fury lasting him nil
that time. Mr. Maney was a well-to-do
farmer, and much respected by all his
A HCKNK IN CHIKCU.—The place is a
sacred edifice in Bath, Maine. The pew
is crowded. The sermon is long. A
respectable citizen gees to sleep. Tn
close proximity to him is n lady. The
preacher was in the midst of the closing
prayer, when the slumWrer astonished
the congregation by grunting in a tone
of complaint : " Come, come, Sarah I
lay along ; don't crowd t>o ! lay over !
lay over !' " Sarah," who waa fortnnutely
in the pew also, never for a moment lost
her presence of mind, but administered
a timely poke with her parasol, which
awakened her dormant lord, and pre
vented any further remarks on bis part
wA arning to aieepy auditors.
Cora t Wt ui li> lJ lli> ItMtil,
11*11.1 Ml UtftiU* li tli lirii to Milue ,
!'*•' slung tin MMthlig tlud,
W'Mlc tin- ruUil> mifi "hi IH .
OVf tli beartn-* step-iliig "In*.
KtaU-ly lu lit* r' fuliio"",
Ntill 1 m* I lire grutly JJ.
Kissing with tin dark
t'uri! kit tun hold lliv litiiil,
OrtirrutM hand *Ull lirvat to MUM ,
Hluwly All (tie * mm* alraud
With that faithful brart ofthlur.
rth'i) uura, drar Cora ! yonder boat.
Mark LIM rlnaii *|i*r that IMBUI( ataud.
Mil tai"-r *aiat that lightly alii*.
Ami the dark ropes, a prudent hand.
Hhr'a nur tot'a oil and roll away
iit-)oud the hue that wall" our !•.
Without the fetter* of delay,
IN ar Cora I Jo*a are all our rr*.
I'otue ! lot tin flv tin- loug low tieaeh.
The cln riabwiV told. ha*ru* (frrtt,
Aud from our bark l4d h aaoua teach,
IVai Cora! to the dark aoa-brtue.
A BujHt Trtmblw.
Harry waa a good little boy, but he
would get into trouble. Having played
ir trick upon wiiu IKJYK, they retaliate!!
by lucking Harry in the cellar, where he
hiul hid. Harry took thing* coolly aod
knowing that it would be two huurw be
fore he could be reloaacd, laid down und
went to aleep. He awoke verr much n
frvsh.-d, but, very hungry, there was
pleuty of fiiod of varioua kiuda iu the
cellar on a awiugiug ahelf, but it waa too
high for him to reach. So he jumped up
aud atood ou the edge of a aoft-aoup
laurel. He leaned forward aud granped
an apple-pie. A* he waa leaning back
h slipped and went notiiw into the aoft
aoup up to the neck. Theu, in flounder
ing aroitud, aud trying to get out, he
tipped himself aud the aoft-aoup over.
They both came aprawling out aiut
i ultaneoualv. In atruggling to pet up
from the door, which w.i* very slippery,
Harry atuiubled against the uow empty
laurel. Exasperated. he drew up hi*
foot aud gave it a smart kick.
It rolled bark, and knocked out tin
faucet to a barrel of mnlamw. Now
followed a great flood—mulattos sndaofl
soap, in groat 411011 titles, mingled to
gether —enough to float the little City of
Hag una. Hut the liewt of it, or rwther the
worst of it waa, that Harry did not know
that the wolaaset barrel hail been
broached. It waa very dark in the cellar,
and even if it had not la-en, he might
not have discovered the leakage ; for the
tiarrel which he an unfortunately kicked
lay clone up the ntr<-am 'if molasses which
was running, so that Harry did uot then
discover it, and it nlid into the uoft-wntp
no cosily that he didn't hear it running.
The fact in, the Iwy'i mind wan on hta
new suit of clothes during all thi catas
trophe. They were completely natural' <1
with soft-snap. He waaafrwid they would
lie entirely spoiled, or at least the colors
would come out, if they were not imme
diately rinsed clean.
It waa iuipoasibie to get out of the
cellar, and there wan no water to be hail
iiu it. He had sishled three auitn of
clothes lately, and now, at the fourth
one, he waa afraid mother's patience
would give out. What should he do ?
O, what ihould he do ! A happy and
origiual thought struck him. The door
lov showed real geuiun. He said, " I
will wash thetn out with cider!" He
strinpeil naked to the skin, hud bis soapy
clothes under the eider-barrel faucet,
and then turned it- When they were
well saturated, h took them, a piece at
a time in hi* hands, and robbed them
lwck and forth over his knuckles like a
regular washerwoman. J tut then the
father and I came home.
We wen- told by noun- bovs wbom we
met thai Harry wan asleep in the cellar.
As soon as we arrived we lighted a lan
tern and went down, and there we found
him. stark naked, nlandiug In*fore a lur
id and washing his clothe* out with
cider. O, he was the mint comical ami
laugltable sight that 1 aver In-held ! His
face was a* him k as a negroes, the burnt
i-ork not having ln*eu washed off since
the ja-rfonuiuico, aud iu contrast his
delicate littlf body in the gloom looking
na white an marble. The cellar flimr wan
•ovcrvd with soft-soap, molasses and
cider, and in thee mixed liiptids
pica, cakes, cookies, apples, pears,
in-aches, three loaves of broad, aud two
lumps of butter. All this we discovered
in an instant I was making the whole
house ring with laughter, but my hits-
Itaud bail thus far kept on a sober face
thinking. I suppose of the damage. He
1 mked terribly cross st Harry, ami said,
sternly, " Come here, sir, and tell rne
what you nuwle all this mess for : You
will catch it. young man, I can tell."
Harry was frightened and ran. He
went racing around tlte cellar, still naked
with his black face, and swinging his
! pants iu his left baud. My husimml
caught him by the shoulders. Tlte little
rogue gave a dive hcudf<>rcm<>st through
his father's legs, aud they both weut
down into the soap, niolawaat, and cider.
| Harry was up in au instant, lie made
for the stairs ; but lus father headed
: him off, and the little fellow *e obliged
'to take refuge in the ash-bin. His body
Iteing wet, the ashes stuck to him, which
math- him the most ridiculous thing iu
! existence. I was so nearly killed with
laughing that I expected to fall down
from sheer weakens.
Just now Harry came up and clasped
his arms around my knees. He had just
tinietosav, "O, mother I mother ! please
don't let father whip me !" when like an
avalanche, his father bore down uixui
us. The floor was so slippery, and he
had got under sneh headway, that he
could not stop. The consequence was
we all went down together into the slip
pery flood. The lantern went out ami
we were left in almost total darkness.
Mv husband now liegwn to laugh; 1
joined him; llorry came in on tbechorua.
We all laughed together for fifteen min
utes. Harry now stood up, and putting
his gnwsv arms around his father's neck,
said, " Dear father, I did not mean to ;
indeed I did not I" There was silence
for n moment and then father answered,
" Well, Harry, since von are not alone
iu it we will be forgiving and let yon oft
this time."
A HINOI'LAB CASE. —While the work
men on the Hhepauy railroad were blast
ing on a rock culling in Washington,
they threw out a slab of rock too large
to be loaded on the drag. The foreman
directed one of the hands to break it
with a sledge. A few blows parUnl it,
and also liliereted a frog that was encased
in the solid rock. The frog wus alive,
gave a few gas|>s, and then died. It
was of a color closely resembling that of
the rock. The animal was enclosed in
an irregular oval pocket about five inches
high ami four inches in diameter. The
rock was perfectly solid. Immediately
around the ;scket where the frog was
confined the stone hail the ap|x>arauce
of having l>eeii injected with nearly pure
quartz. Mr. Steven, the engineer of the
road, placed the frog in u bottle of alco
hol ami took it to Mr. Ford's house,
intending to send it to Yale College for
examination. Most unfortunately one
of the contractors on the road found the
bottle, (it is supposed), drank the nlcoiiol,
and threw the oottle uway. At all events
it was lost in some nnaccountable way.
A spider waa recently discovered simi
larly encased at the works at Hallett's
The new shapes in bonnets are still
made very high, but are somewhat larger
thru they have been for some time. A
new style is nindeof seal skin, trimmed
with feathers the same color.
Heath In Uu> Air.
A correspondent writing from Paoli,
ludiana, says : Should 1 live to be •
buudrcd year* old tlie horrible scene
witnessed bv me UU Saturday last will
never be effaced from my memory. I
see it lief ore me now, sud wince that
day have been haunted ever rim*- in
d reams l>v a sea of upturned face* and
siiguisliej eyes, straining to watch in its
descent through the air the body of a
human Iwing, which in a few ao-ouda
was dashed, maugledaud bleeding, upon
the earth at my feat. I would have
written of it lieforv. but the aight so un
strung my nerves that 1 wa* rendered
utterly iu<-apahlo even of collecting my
Uioiights, much leas of puttiug on jw
pcr a deliberate account of the facta in
the case. To see a man whom senrvely
a minute before I had spoken to aa a
friend jerked up into the clouda and
then hurled dowu again, his hair stream
ing wildly liehind him like that of Luci
fer, hurled over the laittlemauta of
heaven, falling, falling, whirled, doubled
up, and then spread out. his arm* apart
as if nulling to embrace death, might
well unstring the strongest nerves, and
when to this are added the agonised
dies of Hie dying man's wife aa she
clutched by arm aud shrieked : "My
God !My God, will he die V I wonder
that even yet, with theoe things ia ut
mind, I am able to record what I heard,
felt, and saw.
Yuti have doubtless received by tele
graph a brief dispatch telling bow Pro
fessor Wilbur, the well-known aeronaut,
fell while attempting to climb into his
balloon and how he was killud, but facta
so meagre aro but au aggravation. 1
will therefore state the affair simply aa
it occurred. The Agricultural Aaaoria
tion of this county had been holding
its annual fair fur some days, and no
greater interest attached to it than is cum*
inouly connected with such exhibitisus
of the industrial products of a large and
flourishing community. The farmers
cauie iu their wagons, bringing with
them their wives and daughters, all
dressed in a gorgeous array as their
circumstance* would permit. The large
pumpkins and enormous nqnaabea, the
uew )iat ui ehurn and washing-machine,
and the country boys lounging a Unit
and gating in open-mouthed admiration
of the voluble gentleman who displayed
with all the eloquence of a Cicero his
infallible I xtlhacbe e radios tor, received
their due sluire of attention, and Iteforo
long the interest in the fair was on the
wane. But it had lieen annonnced that
on Saturday, the last day of the exhibi
tion. Pro feasor Wilbnr, the groat Ameri
can aeronaut, would make an ascent in
his lialloon, a< he had done one week be
foro at Croydon. It ia not often that
the inhabitants of Orange County have
an opportunity of witnessing such a
sight, and, enrioaitv beiag on tip-toe, it
ia not to lie wondered at that when
Saturday arrived the fair ground was
full a)mu*t to suffocation, while on the
outside of the enclosure a large crowd
had aascuiltlod to witueaa the flight of
the groat ship of the air. It was the
gayeM ilay of the week ; everybody was
in holiday dress, the girls looked their
prettiest, the farmers their florid, and
the countrv beau* were lic-necktied and
invested in colors wing not only with
the rainbow but with the utmost powers
of snokne. The center of attraction
was, of course, tlie enclosed *|iarw where
the balloon was to be inflated, sliout
which gathered an eager crowd, looking
at everything connected with the expect
ed event, studying the rapes, peering
shout to And where the gas was to come
from, and pcalcring the amiable pro
feasor with uuestioua as to bow the gsa
was made, what made the lialloon go up,
aud other tliiug* of the sort. The pro
feasor laughed good naturedly, expuuu
ed as much aa possible, slid everybody
was jolly in the anticipation of witness
ing thai to them moM uuiuusl of things
—a balloon aaccuaiou.
At slxmt 4 o'clock in the afternoon
the inflation of Uio balloon was com
menced. and a* the bag swelled out al
miwt to bursting aud struggled to be
free, fvcrybtidy inn on the qui rire,
Una*' remote frni the spot straining
their urrk*, climbuu into (arriijm,
and even ujwiu the Renews to see the
car. It luul I>eeu announced that the
editor of the Orange Count r Union
would accompany Piufwor Wilbur in
hh RM-ciit, aud (treat things were eijxct
ed from the report which nia well-known
ability aa a descriptive writer gave every
reason to tielieve would be forthcoming
in the next issue of hi* newapaper. I
waa standing Iwaide the professor. laugh
ing and holding a naeewtarilv diajointed
conversation with him, for he waa busy
with preparations for hia flight. He
hail juat nodded hia hoed and said laugh
iugly, " Well, good-by, old fellow. I'll
see you again aoOB." Then Mr. Knapp
stepped into the car, aud Uie profeaaotg
who had hold of the rope fastened the car
Ui the laxly of the balloou, shouted
" Let go!" But he had sjxiken too
MKIII ami was unable to reach the cart
but still unwisely kept the rope in his
hand and endeavored to climb to his
place, succeeding only so far as to get
one arm over the rim of the basket,
where he hung dangling and struggling.
His motions and the fact that the lw*-
ket came in contact with a rope which
had (iistcm-d the lialloon to the earth
while it was being iufiatod, upset the
car when it was about twenty-five feet
from the ground, and Mr. Knapp fell
stunmsl to the ground. But there wras
no time tor caring for him, for terror
held every laxly spell-bound. A shont
of admiration went up from those who
were too far distant from the scene to
know that an accident had Ix'fallen the
adventurers, and who supposed that the
ascent WHS Wing made arms
Hut to those in the immediate vicinity of
the car the sight was an awrfnl one, and for
a moment eveivlxxly seemed paralyzed
with terror, and sUaid rixted to the spot
without uttering cry or word. The
balloon lightened by the fall of Mr.
Knapp. shot upwards with dreadfully
increased velocity, and s scream of
terror which chilled the blood of the
hearers came down from the upper air,
where the doomed aeronaut linng utter
ly hopeleaa of escaping death. At my
side stood a woman who, ON I afterwards
hoard, was the professor's wife. Her
eyes were bnrating from their sockets,
aiid her face pallid and ghostly with
tear. Hhe clutched the air as if for sup
ixirt, and with one hand grasped my
arm, still hxikiag upward* at the hal
hxui which, swifter than an arrow shot
through the air. Up, np, it went, grow
ing smaller and smaller in its flight,
sxd then, wit h increased velocity it gave
a sudden start and shot yet faster to
wards the clouds.
Then a speck was seen far np iu the
air, growing larger and larger aa it fell.
"O. my God," cried the womau, who
clung to me with iron grasp. "he will
die—he will lie killed !' Yet her eyes
remained fixed upon the falling body.
At first it seemed like the stick of a
rocket coming down with the speed of
light; then it was doubled up like a ball,
then seemed to unfold, and whirling
about with a gyratory motion, with
hands and legs spread out It seeme d
an age while the man was falling, for
before he loosened his grasp the balloon
must have been at least a mile from the
earth—and what on age to that poor
wife who watched her husband rushing
tow ards her and death with the speed
of light. When about half a mile irom
the groitud his Ixidy ceased its gyratory
motion, assumed a pci-iendieular posi
tion mm emu* down hen ! I < It struck
the earth nuns diatanoa from ua, and
then rebounded, fa Hi Of again within a
few foot id where it struck. Then, from
jural* ring fear, the crowd bloke forth
into -brick* of terror, women ran wildly
•Ihiul screaming and actually tearing
their hair, ami a rush waa made fur the
spot where the man had .struck the
ground. There was an indentation not
less that eight or ton inches deep, and fill
ed with Wood aud brains a hieh bad burnt
lrm the skull then, like a cannon ball
let drop from an immense height, it
crushed into the earth. The dead man
was then taken up end carried to the
Alltert House where the poor wife, who
bad often safely traversed the air with
her husband, cam! fur it
The excitement in the town waa of the
must fearful uttd intense description, as
may readily be believed. Those who
had mime out for pkscmrr returned
home in aorroa, and the town wore the
aspect of a place which had been visited
by some fearful calamity in which its
own interests had suffered. Thgre waa
no more of the fair that day, and the
remetnberance of the dreadful occurrence
will long lie a story told by tbe inhabi
tant* when those who witueased it shall
long since have died.
A Weed Word far Bridget.
My dear Madam—l might agree with
you "entirely, that servant girl* are a
uuiaaiKf; that thry hava followers, that
they spend their money (or strew, and
that they pal about the street* just aa
often aa they can Meal awav ; that they
will hare forliiddco shindies in your
kitchen, and tth h your tea and sugar by
the pound You oattuot possibly pro
vail upon theui t tidy up their own
room ; they inevitably May out till mtd
uiKht, when you pom lively limit them
to ten o'clock ; you may he sure of im
imdeuee unlimited to your very face,
and Roaaip in abundance behind your
back ; and truth i* aa foreign to their
tongue* aa tatter* or tawdincwa ia osarei
tial to their drew. Ami then, when, aa
TOO truly aay, you have given them a
home (or year* and year*, and treated
them aa kindly aa yon know bow. o#
they go at three days' notice, make fools
of themselves by getting married, and
take in washing—aud youro-lf. And,
in abort, to quote your admirable sum
ming up, you roally cannot trust them
out of sight. But, my dear madam, but
—who is to blame ? If Amanda, up
■fair*, with pale. spirituelle face, and
delicate, do-nothing haad. is to spend
all ber time and educated brilliancy in
catching a husband, and spending for
him ber annual ten thousand, why ia j
down-stairs Bridget, with tuddy, health
ful face, and stalwart working' arm*. to
be debarred from joining her honest
heart and helpful hand* to some piece of
maacnlinity more naefnl. after all. than
many an Amslnu of the parlor * If
Dulcinea and Flocibcl and Lilian are to
do thus and ao in their way, why not
Mary and Ann and Margaret in theirs ?
Your astonished eve* open very wide.
*' Why, they're onfy servants !"
Ys dear" madam, only aervanta—only
human beings For w< have beard it
faintly hinted—don't whisper it to Mm
Grundy, it wasn't from her—that servant
girla are actually constituted much aa
we are ourselves. "You have given
them a home f " Has it ever been such
a home aa. poor though yon might be,
TOO would for a moment think of for
Vouiwelf ? " You have treated them aa
kindly as you know bow ? " Don't you
know a much better way for " better "
people ? Kindness* and a comfortable
(tome coat little pains and leas money—
have vou spent either f Ah. msdara, if
commence make* cowards of all. how
you ought to quake before that *' ,uly a
■errant " re*jx>nihility of your* ?
(luutAjnt nt TUB Uxmro .STATS*.—The
total number of German* residing in the
United Stat** ia 1, thai,s33, distributed aa
follow* :
Alalaatna, 2.482; Arkansas, 1.563 ; Cali
fornia, 29.701 ; Connecticut, 12.443 ;
Delaware. 1,142 ; Florida, 507 ; Georgia,
2,71 ; Illinois, 9UH.758 ; Indiana, 7*.000;
lowa, 66,10*2 ; Kansas. 12."74. Keutncky.
50,318 ; Ixnusuua, 18,933 ; Maine, 508;
Maryland, 47.045 ; Massachusetts. 12,072;
Michigan. 64,443; Minnesota, 41,364;
Mississippi, 2,960; Missouri. 113,618;
Nebraska. 10.954; Nevada, 2.181; New
Hampshire. 436 ; New Jersey, 54,000;
Naw York. 316,952; North Carolina,
904 ; Ohio, 182.897 ; Oregon, 1,875;
Pennsylvania. 100,146; Rhode Island,
1.201 ;*South Carolina, 2,751; Tennessee,
4,539 ; Texas, 23.985; Vermont, 370;
Virginia, 6,232; Wisconsin, 162.314:
Arizona, 379 ; Colorado, 1,456 ; Dakota,
563 ; District of Columbia, 4.990 ; Idalio,
388 ; Montana, 1.233; New Mexico, 582;
Utah, 458; Washington. 745. aud Wyom
ing Territory, 652.
A if rave Man.
The Springfield i Illinois) Jowxuf pub
lishes the foUowiug :
" A man. whose name wedid not learn,
while engaged in the North cool-shaft
mining coal, fell and broke his leg. He
was brought out tiy a fellow-miner. It
appears that the two men were engaged
in puttiug in a blast, and the fuse had
been lighted, when, in running from the
place, the man referred to fell within
twelve feet of the fuse and broke his leg.
He called to his companion, who was
some sixty feet distant, and said his leg
was broken. The man immediately re
traced his steps, seized the fnae and
threw it aside, thus preventing the ex
plosion. which would probably, under
the circumstances, have destroyed the
lives of botli men. He then took up his
nnfortunate compauion and conveyed
him to the shaft, and both men were
soon drawn to the surface. It was a
noble and daring act
HTHANOR KITES —At the great religi
ons festival of the Todss in ludia.*tronge
rites take place in connection with the
sacrifice of buffaloes. A herd is driven
into an ciieloaed space, and at a given
signal, the animals having been iufuri
ated with shonts and blows, two yonng
men each throw themselves on a buffalo,
and seizing the cartilage of his nose
with one hand, with the other shower
uix>n him heavy hlows with a club.
This enntiuues till the animal becomes
exhausted, and it is then let go. The
whole herd having undergone this pro
cess, the young men taking turns at the
exercise, a dance and a feast wind np
the proceedings. During this festival it
often happens that one of the men ia
overpowered by the tmfiaio, and receives
severe injuries, bat it is iioint of honor
among them not to reuaer him-any as
IT is MILIUM ted .that during the last five
centuries more than £50,000,000 worth
of real estate have been washed from the
coast of England by the encroachments
of the sea. A number of villages and
towns which used to be set down on the
old maps have entirely disappeared.
It is said that there are now plenty of
snake* in Ireland. Several experiments
were made three four years ago with
vipers and such thoroughbred specimens,
which failed, but in 1831 the common
snake of Ireland was carried over ond
baa since increased rapidly.
. Tuns are two reasons why soma peo
ple don't mind their own business. One
is that they haven't any bnaineai ; and
the second ia that they have po mind ty
bring to it if they had.
TERMS : Two Italian * Year, in Advance.
Elephant m 4 Bet) Fight.
A combat took place at Madrid. lit
Slain, tb# oeJebrstnd elephant
Piaarro and a wild boll. Tin* asritetacnt
among tb pojmlaoc of lb Spanish capi
tal, for day* prwriuqi to tb fight, waa
: tremendous. Th# prioe of seat* in tb#
amphitheatre ram to • fabakma figure,
j and tb# tiriu-t-oftoe waa beriogad by a
crowd of IMJWI, in which tb# nobility
and tb# commonality. tb# rich and tb#
poor, bunded aacb other regardless of
rank or the want of it, and only intent
upon securing a place whence to witoea*
the strange apecUel#.
When at length tb# eventful day ar
rived, tb amphitheatre waa packed to
ita ottuoat rapacity. Thar# waa some
I by-play of tb# nana) boll-fighting order ;
! but tb# jM-tatora bad com# lor apurt of
a dittereul kind, ami auun giww elainar
oua tor tb# elephant Tb# barrier galea
| were at length thrown wid# open, and
tb# iutuMtat form of Pitairo waa seen
•Jowly advancing into tb# ring. To bb
! hind-teg* waa attached a mamive chain,
lb# other mid of whiab waa immediately
meuml by mean* of a ring to a puat
which bad been firmly planted in tb#
centra of tb# amphitheatre. This pre
'nation waa nereaaacy became# Piaarro
waa anbjeet to rinkmt fita of anger, dur
ing which he waa liable to do a grant
deal of ui*ehi#f.
To the inteaae diagnat a4 the andiene#,
the oomtxa waa very tame. The bull
waa apparently awed by the immena#
sine of his opponent; and Pisarro oared
so bttb tor hia antaguniat that he occu
pied himself with picking up oranges
and cakes thrown to him from the hose*. j
At length, irritated by darts and fire
iacker, the boll mad# a desperate
charge; bat, being thrown back on bis
liaaneboa by the violence of the shock,
jhe could not be induced to renew the
fight After atamling still atow minutes,
;a* if to recover from hia aatoniaimcnt,
be alunk, tboronghly intimidated, into a
corner, from which neither fireworks
nor the irritating rod mantel could make
him star. A second bull succeeded in
inflicting a alight around on Pisarro'* j
trunk, hot like hia predecessor, soon J
gave up in despair.
The singular combat waa renewed the
next dar, with just an tame results. The
I mils were apparently perplexed to know
what to make of a monster from whose j
huge bead they rebounded as if rhey had '
charged against a solid wall. Altar one
<4* two attempts they would retire, and
nothing could drive them to make an
other charge. As for the elephant, he
took thing* in a very oooland philosoph
ical manner, and ate hia oranges and
drouk hia wine, which waa freely sent
him from the boxes, with the dignity
befitting a monster of his importance
and prowess. Bat aa no man waa killed,
and aa none of the brut# antagonist*
received a serioos wound, the gen tie
audience came to the condosiou that a
I mil and elephant fight waa a very tame
and uninU resting aflair. Something
better waa expected of Pixatro. who is
known to be a vicious-tempered beam.
In oue of hia fits of fury he ones made a
raid through the street# of Saragoaaa, in
the coarse of which one of his tasks were
broken. At Madrid he seemed to look
upon hia antagonists aa worthy only of;
J weave contempt.
Fashionable follies are usually destruc
tive to thoe only who indulge in them; j
but revelations'recently made in Lon
don show how the health of the poor
may sometime* b# made the priee of the
luxuries of the rich. Ladies have taken
to wearing in their hat* little tufts of
artificial grass, sprinkled with gfeas
beads to imitate dewdrope. In to* man
ufacture of this kind of adornment a
virulent pawuo called Kehrile'e green,
ia employed, which is a compound of ar
senic and copper. The color is applied
bv wi >tuen and children, who earn only
.'pittance by the work, and who by in
haling the fume* of the prison become
dangerously sick, and eron die. A re
porter of one of the London daily pa
pers has been inquiring into the matter,
and a# the remit of hta inquiries, pub
lished toe following paragraph :
" It ia aiinpie work and aoon learned,
but a great deal of it mutt be dene to
caun any money; and thus plenty of the
dusted arsenic ia imbibed by three vic
tim* of I* made. Our commissioner
visited a family engaged in the prepara
tion of this grass of death. little,
pinched, white faces, dull eyes circled
with red, inflamed lid*, a perpetual ca
tarrh, and a constant whees# in the
throat, marked every member of the
group. The## |ainful symptoms, excite
tittle notice, but always occur when 'a
large order few grass' is obtained by such
a household. What ia more serious in
the pcrieuoe of these scatter#!* of
dredly d#wdrops on dnatofnl herbage
ia when to# #ue bleed. *lt ain't a good
sign; many in our line gets it,* said the
mother of' the tamtij. But to# cough's
the worst The ouagh from three sham
pastures bH 'killed a beautiful little
£1 last year.' Hb# went on steadily he
wing the devil's grass aa she told her
storv, and the little giri beside her who
had'the bleeding ears stopped them by a
piece of wadding from her brother Joe's
cap. and went on too, .Sneering ami
mopping their running car* in the midst
of toe arsenic dust, the family could
make twelve shillings a week out of the
buriaaaa Thev had to work early and
late though, snd 'work all hands,' bleed
ing or not deeding, coughing or not
coughing, to earn as much ax this."
When asked why toe exposed herself
and her children urns to certain death,
the mother answered : " The onS' trade
we should find if we cut thia would be
THX PRUKMX or FOOD. - For what is
lood given ? To enable us to carry on
the necessary business of life, and that
our support may 1* such as our work
require*. This is the use of food. Man
rets aud drinks that he may work; there
fore, the idle man forfeits his right to his
daily bread; and the apostle lays down
a rnle both just and natural, that, "if
any man will not work, uoither shall he
retbut no sooner do we fall into
abuse and excess, than we are sure to
suffer for it in mind and in body, either
with sickness or ill temper, or vicious
inclinations, or with all of them at once.
Man is enabled to work by eating what is
snfficieut ; he is hindered from working,
and beeomes heavy, idle, and stupid, if
he take too much. As to the bodily dis
tempers that are occasioned by excess,
there is no end of them.
SOCIAL CUSTOMS.— Many of tha social
customs of Han Francisco are peculiar.
A lady writes to a paper of that city to
complain that at social gathering* the
gentlemen all get intoxicated and there
fore unfit company for the opposite sex.
W hereupon the paper cites as a well
known fact that in what ia termed the
best society, at parties and balls given at
Jirivate houses, there is a room set apart
or gentlemen where brandy and cham
pagne flow in abundance, and where the
visitors may engage in "monte" and
" draw poker" for unlimited amounts
of monev. This reveals a rather bad
state of'thinga, nor is it certain that
these Han Francisco revelers are with
out imitators here. It ia not for jour
nalists, however, but for the ladies them
salves to devise and apply the remedy.
Pi e*h/tnri*
mumiwyi. ____________
TEXAS paper* estimate that U-n or fif
teen thousand Germans alone will arrive
in that State the earning autumn
NO. 42.
A fieri#** Matter.
Onlj a Bream.
°*nxsz tet,.
ami i way t
Only a dream ef IsmJ
Am tpiifffHtlff tiini tij tlir Win* cif hm&m tnnn#^
Aa white etowta < Hnf rod part.
We dreamed ami m awsfe# :
N" mraf JM ah. ite dramas
■ngimdorM of tb* subtle light of
Bright with Ma irta gtoacm!
Again ttw maadow Itarow.
Tha wtliow* w*rTa to dw .tream j het I~
Why aboaid I, aeWng. haadt
Bhadow* of leaf and htod
fall oe tha sunny rima,
Bat ovar it tha shadow thai! leva
Mevar SRsin ahaß pass.
The aomrner roiem Wand
la amine aa of yam
But ton., o, has dropped* rate:
Ttoawwfll be sen* *#■***.
Tha etajy and tha wsaMb
ofßataraJllitoga lMMlMU ,
Bat to my heart to so reapiiwaiva ibrto
Thai telta aw It ta lair. #
BMk At
It litvn >i, maataimiw owiUv
I inn mm men lag uaum*
Bat the ataar aWatstar of its gtary threw*
A shadow oa my days.
Pads and rands*.
A high authority atntasrtlwt not one
American in a hundred knows how
to manage a trail.
Klmms and slipper for house wear •*
made of the mm# material and ootor aa
tha dram, with high French bads of rilk
or satin.
Large bows of ribbon tor the hair are
mixed with lace and small fc>wn, and
are worn on the top of the Mgh Fwpv
dour rolls.
The average aaUrv of toadbera In ths
priLry wXdTri the city of Beriin to
L|jTS. and throughout FtrniaM
B juo per annum.
railway station* in Wales which trouble
traveller* to proeoanee.
The Mayor of Macon, Oa., hit offered
a stiver service premium, worth SSO, to
the prettiest girl in the State under 17,
who appears at the fitoe fair hi a home
spun dnam.
Vegetable leather is now externa rely
manufactured, the principal totcnah.
being ceoatebamc end naphtha. The
product is only one-ibird aa oorilj as
oniutary leather.
An indignant St Joseph, Mo., hna- |
whose wife bee sued for e divorce,
writes a protest to Judge Adam*, in
which he says, "this thinu cad divoum
faaain my opim-m parted many a man
and his wife."
Gentlemen hero adopted the fashion
of wearing charms cm tb# odea of their
hat* We ha v# seen thus worn ttttls gold
bogies, ivory croquet mallcta, and some
hot-headed youths even sport a small
The Arabs say that the occasioned tha
oat's first appearance waa m follow* ;
The in habitants of the ark were much
troubled with mice. Noah, in hie per
plcxitv, stroked the lion's nose, and *de
him roeero; whereupon • oit appeared,
and cleared o* the mice.
It is staled that during the month o
HeptomWr last 3W,fiW hetera, from all
noorcea,' wars received at the Dead
Imttor Ofeee. About 16C,CM letters
were in that period wtofued to the
writers. Isn't it a rost amount of care
keaneae among rorrespondenta riter neb
tepeatod warning* an to the result* of
negligence f
The following rodp* may be ef una to
not tried it. bow
ever: A tow drop, of oartmhc mud rota
lion on the hsevee in various perfect old
bodta having* mnety smcd, and doe#
the book for a few day* nnlfl it beeomee
tboronghly impregnated with toe odor.
This wm destroy the mnaty amelL
Tb# Deto# Aleri. i. a bandroew jmng
man. and bwu* a more ririlring Menem
to his grandfather ihau to the pwejaot
€nr. He is a great smoker and fin#
horseman ; a desperate flut; dieUkea
! nmgv at or / never dnniu or en
mi4v riser, no mattear whet time nn ra
tine ; has bo a a most obedient son.
The wif# of President John Adeem
was bom ia 1744. and afae saya of ber
vonth : " Female edacatturi, in toe bed
fan.iin-s, went no farther then writing
and arithmetic, and in some lew and
rave instenoca music and dancing.
When the Boston schools were reorgaa
iral ta I7W. giria were admitted during
the summer months only, when there
were not boy* enough to till them. These
fact* fceaa hartaarom now.
Ike Advantage em ilr Bye.
A clergyman in Maemrbasetta, who
ha* aeeii In* three core and ten, waa
(complimented on hia hale and youthful
lockN the other day. Smiling. 1m touched
his handsome brown hair and rep.ied.
• Yon know they l ;'
old men a little these days "What!
raid hia friend, "have you been entering
vourbair?" "Te*," replied he ; "I
! have been doing what I onre thought
nothing would induce m? to do. I have
been turning aay grey hair brown, and I
will tell yon how I was brought to it.
After leaving my position at , I pro
poaed to gobeek into the ministry, and
liecotne a parish minitter. Accordingly
aa I bad an opportunity, I preached to
Mmte few deatttnte churohea, and waa
gratified to bear at the conclusion of the
Mwricea, that the people were well
pleased with my to-riling, and bat for
in v grey hair would be glut to have we
for their minister; but they could not
think of ao rid a man. Well, while I
waa going through this experience, an
old friend oggeatod that I should outer
3y hair, and thus remove from the eyes
' the people the reproach of being an
old man And I consented, finally, to MM
make thia experiment. And what do
vou think ? The very find time that I
' preached with brown bair upon my bead
1 sua greeted with a call to settle in the
ministry, and I have ever sine# been the
happy pastor of • united and apparently
happy people. So much for toe cote
of one's hair—so much in proof that
there is something in lookaafte* all,not
withstanding the old proverb that looks
are nothing and behavior is all.
SICK W* rr—Judge , a man of
high standing, and eftarecter beyond re
proach, who year* ago was elected to a
judicial position in San Francisco, met a
friend who hail received nomination for
s municipal office in s late campaign,
and said he was sorry he conld not con
gratulate him on hi* success. " Why,"
said the happy candidate, "I was nomi
nated. I have won my fight in the con
vention ; 1 have not lost it." "Aye,
replied the judge, "that ia exactly what
I regret. I had rather go down to the
city front, and crawl up one of the fil
thiest sewer*, than to run for office again.
It is now over five years since I ran for
a judgeship, and I give you my word
that to thia dav I can scarcely appear on
the streets that I am not ' struck by
some bummer or wind politician, who
wants money for having snpportadtp w #-^ ,— ** l
five years ago." 'y
Canada.—Frequent instances of the
core of cancers by means of a tea made
from the common red clover have been
published of late ; and aa the remedy is
certainly a harmless and inexpensive
one, the qualities claimed for it aboaid
be generally known. The Boston Ber- 1
aid say* thut a well-kuown sea .captain
of Newburyport feels certain that he
has been cured of a cancer on hia noes
by drinking tea made from red clover
tope, and using the same preparation
as an external application. .... What was
considered a full v developed cancer
two years and a half ago has now almost
disappeared under this treatment
OTHER.—A comical passage appears in a
letter from the Rev. J. P. Newman to
the Methodist, describing the voyage of
the United States steamer Oougiees to
and from Greenland. Dr. Newman sayt:
" On oar homeward voyage, two seamen
were reported for fighting, and they
were sentenced to hug each other for
i four hours, with a sentry over them, to
| see they did it affectionately. '*