The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, December 15, 1871, Image 1

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    Hy Bel# red.
"One morning, oh I *" early, my btoved, my
AU terc singing blithely, as if never
thev would cease ;
Twaa a thrush sang in my garden. Hear the
Btopr. hrsr the story t
And the lark sang 4 tflve ne gkwy 1
And the dove naid, 4 Qve n* peace 1
44 Then I listened, oh I ao eerlv. my beloved, my
TV) that tnarmnr from the woodland of the
dote, say dewr. the dovv ;
When the nightingale <wnie after, Qtvensfame
to swee'en duty 1'
When the wren sang, dive to beanty 1'
Bho m*Ar answer. ' tnve ua love!
"Sweet in >pring, and sweet the morning, my
I ektvwiY mv beloved;
Now ft* ns doth sitting. doth morning, wait
upoa the yest * iucreaee.
And mv prater goei up, 'O I rive a\ crowned
iu yotith with marriage glory,
(live for all out ItfcV .bar ahty.
Oiw a low, ami give ua pane# 1' *
* ~ j
John the llapflat.
m iProat t*sMl** '• •* bw* ,
Repent! repent! reiwnt !
For the kingdom of (led ia at hand.
And all thelau.l .....
Full of the knowledge tif the Lord shall Iw
A the waters cover the sea.
And nMre'e the continent f
Repent 1 repent! repent!
For k*, the hour appointed.
The hour to long ftwotold
Bv the Prophete of old.
Of the coming of the Anointed,
The Messiah, the Paraclete,
The Desire of the Nations, is nigh!
He shall not strive nor rrj
Nor hie aow-W he heard in the suwei;
Nor the bruised reed shall he break.
Nor qnetioh tin- Mucking fiav !
And many of ihnn that sleep
In the dust of earth shall awake,
tin thai great and terrible day.
And the wirked shall vrail and weep,
And he blown Kkoa .nude away.
And he melted awav like wax
Kcpeni: repent! tvpeut!
O Priest, and Pharisee.
Who hath wariest you to dec
From the wrath that is to be 1
From the owning angui. h and ire t
The ax ia hud at the root
Of the tree*, and everv tree-
That bringi th not forth good fruit.
Is hewn down and cast into the fire!
Ye Seniles, why come ye hither ?
In the hour that ia uncertain.
In the day of anguish and trouble.
He that etrvtrhcth the heaven* as a curtain
And sueadeth them out as a tent.
Shall hhiw upon vou, and ye shall wither.
Aad the whirlwind shall take you away a
stubble!
Repent! repent! repentt
EDITH WF.!.DON'S X ARB I.IKE.
Ten years ago it was Iws the custom
than at prreent, ftr people to be mel
in ctaur b. At that j*rd the good cler
gyman was wont to c me to the " residence
. of the bride's ftther" where, in the pr>en
of a lew intimate friends, the ceremony
would take place, after which, perchance,
would follow a reception for the less fav
ored '•ten thousand;* and it wa* upon
this plan that Edith Weldon's wa* ar
ranged to take place. It w>* within the}
hour appointed Cr the marram. and she
stood ready dressed in her pretty boudoir,
when her mother came in to attend to the
final touches in the fastening of the bridal
veil.
- Haa Dick came I' asked Edith, staying
her mother's hand as she was about to
throw the flimsy lace over her head.
••No, not yet, of course. Why! don't
Jbok so pal-, my darling, it not "time for
him vet."
"f wish he were here," sighed Edith.
'• Somehow 1 cannot help worrying about
him.''
"You are nervous, dear, that is all,"
said Mrs. Weldon, kindly. "Ue will be
hera presently. I>iok was never unnuno
tual, and be will scarcely be to night.'
While the finishing touches are put to
thg pretty toilette, a few words with re-;
gard to the story of Edith are neowsarv. j
The young bride was the eldest daugh
ter of one of our city merchant prmces, a
lovely woman, though perhaps a shade
more demure than meet girls ol her age.
Yet in spite of her quiet, and what some
of her friends called '• old fashioned" ways,
they were somewhat surprised when she
accepted Mr. Richard Strong as her lover.
'' He was a country gentleman, a scion of
one ol the best families of which New
York can boast, and hved on his farm,
which be took great pains in cultivating.
He was a man of fine powers, and high
education, but his agricultural lite bad'
lead to a certain roughness of dress and
manner that was at tunes aim,ft uncouth.
Then bis face was btowned by the sun to
a deep tan color, hi* hands were rough and
brown, and he would not wear gloves, and
would wear heavy boot*. Despite this, he
was a true looking man, with intelligent
eyes and well knit frame, and Edith bail
sense enough to see beneath the some what
rude exterior a cultivated miud an I affec
tionate heart- ,
Mr. Weldon was weH pleased with his
daughter's choice. Mr. Stnag" family
was one for which be had the highest
respect, and Edith's- simple tastes were
such as admirably fitted her tor country
life. The young lady's city friend* were,
• however, rather contempt ions at her lover's
unmistakable bucolic appearance ; and
some of these who looked no deeper than
the surface, declared that ho was only a
country " clod hopper." Totel! the truth,
Edith herself had been a little horrified at
Dick's utter indifference to style, and bad
even urged him to employ her father's
tailor.
"Go to Digbv!" he exclaimed, with
horror; " why, he would make me iook
like a tool! So; jloqjyleyjjy plway* has
made mi vpjothes, and Rounder by always
shall. He knows bow to suit me
And so even the wedding garment* were
' made by Botroderby, who had a largt run
of custom among the gentlemen farmers oe
New York, and understood how to mak
coats of excellent material and no i*rtirl c
of style.
Edith's toilette wa complete by balf
past seven, and her mother and bridesmaids
left her to finish their own preparations.
• For a short time she was alone, and sat
listening to evety ring of the bell, hoping
each one was Dick's, and expecting to be
Called down to meet him ; as the moment*
•went by and no message came, her anxieties
increased. It was certainly very strauge
that he had not arrived. He was the very
LO'il of punctuality—always sure to appear
, at th" precise moment appointed.
Presently people began to come into the
> room : aunts, and cousins, and {articular
friend*; and there was much chattering
over the bride and her dress.
Edith put the questions, " Has Dick
comet" "Hare you seen Mr. Strong?"!
until she grew ashamed fo repeat them,
and bc-r companions laughed at bcr for her
seemingly needless anxiety. At eight
o'clock her mother rejoined her, gorgeous
in bine velvet and diamonds.
" Well, Edith, the hour has come."
" But not the man," added one of the
gay girls, laughingly.
"Is not Mr. Strong here yet?" asked
Mrs. Weldon, in surprise.
" I think not."
"That is strange," she .replied, looking
■unmistakably annoyed. " But don't turn
so pale, Edith, dear, he must be here, or
come directly ; I will go and see about it."
She kissed her daughter tenderly, and
went down stairs. ID the library were
her husband and several gentlemen. Mr.
We'don came forward to his wife.
"It is a little strange., Mary, it is five
minutes past eight, and Strong is not
.here."
" Can any of his friends explain bis de
tention T*
Just then the door opened, and among
the select few was admitted Charlie Strong,
a city man and a cousin of Dick's.
• " Ab, Charlie! is Dick with you 7" asked
Mr. Weldon.
" Dick! No ! Isn't he here 7"
u No
" Why. that is very odd ! I left him an
hoar ago on his way here."
'" On his way ! Was he driving 7"
' "No. You know what a queer fellow
Dick is. I wanted to send for a carriage ;
bat lie said that was all nonsense for such
a short distance, and in spite of my objec
tions, be put on an old summer overcoat
to cover his evening dress, and started to
walk here with me. I told bun he did
not look much like a bridegroom ; to which
he gave the characteristic reply,that ''Looks
aren't everything."
" And how far did you come together ?"
"To Fourteenth street; there I turned
oft to Irving place, and he started up
Broadway," •
The disappearance of the bridegroom was
rendered more mysterious by this state
ment. There seemed absolutely nothing
to do but wait for his arrival as patiently
as possible; and as people began to' pour
la, the tisM lor % reoeptioo having come,
FRED. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor
VOL. IV.
' Mrs. Weldon myivwl thrin with what
| solf-po#acMon she (wild, uot tilling them
: to p> away, since at any moment the lutm
; ing man might appear, ami the ceremony
proceed. The conqiauy very dreary,
however; everyone knew what had hap
pelted, gaiety was out ol the question, aud
the only amusement was to rush to the
door of the hall every time anyone eaine,
in hope* of seeing the pleasant brown lace
t<f Dick
Charlie Strong went down to the hotel
en the rham-e that for some inexplicable
cause D<ck had returned there. No, he
had not heen seen, Mr. Strong next in
quired id the policeman along the route if
i anyone had been taken suddenly ill, as
this supposition had occurred as a possible
explanation of Dick's absence—his aplendid
health rendered it rat'vr au absurd one.
No, nothing unusual had happened, except
I that there had been a tire on Broadway
and a great crowd. This was the new*
| with which the young gentleman caiue
back to the house, ami the non-appearance
of the bridegroom seemed stranger than
ever.
Poor Edith sat in her rooms looking
( like a pale and stricken flower; her bride*
maids and friends were gathered around
her doing what they ciuld to chtw her,
but *b grew hopelessly ad. The Hour*
of wedding evening atole by without
' any new* of her lover. From time to
time when there was the bustle of an
arrival below, one ol the girls looked out
to see if Mr. Strong had couie, but each
time only to return with fresh disappoint
ment, so that in the bridal-room, as well
as in tht jiarlor, there was glooui and
anxiety.
And" now to tell of the man who had so
strangely disappeared. When he parted
from hi# cousin, Dick, as Charlie had said,
went straight up Broadway, which was
the nearest road to Mr. Weltioo'l home on
Wost Twenty-sixth street. When he had
passed I'nion Square, he saw that quite a
crowd of people was assembled in trout of
oik of the stores, from the upper windows
jof which smoke was issuing. No thought*
of turning aside to avoid the throng oc
curred to Mr. Strong's mind; no, he was
broad-shouldered and powerful, and he
began to push the throng, elbowing right
and left, and hurrying on at little less
than his usual brisk pace. He had pro
ceeded in this way, getting a good many
angry looks, and some very uncomplimen
tary remarks, to which ha had paid no
tuauncr of heed until he had reached a
point where the crush was densest. Here
be was jostled about somewhat rudely, in
spite of his endeavors to forge ahead un
checked. He began to feel a little angry
at what seemed th* unnecessary amount
of hustling he received, and was pushing
on rather unceremoniously when he was
suddenly grasped by a man, fully a*
powerful as himself, who cried out— 44 You
hare got my watch! Police! Police ! Sbni
thief! Police!"
The man roared out the words in a voice
that rang above all tLc murmurs of the
crowd, and Dick in a fury ot rage turned
upon bini like a tiger.
" You iulernal scoundrel, what do toj
mean 7 Lot me go! Lot me go, 1 say !"
He struggled fiercely, but the man who
seixed him by the shoulder had him at a
disadvantage, and continued to shout :
"Police! Help! help! Stop thief!"
In a moment three or four men had
hold of Mr. Strong, who fought and raTed
in his wrath and indignation, and then
two policemen appeared on the scene and
summarily took him into custody.
44 There you acamp—now we've got you!"
cried the man in triumph.
Dick glared at him, almost speechless
t with anger, though he managed to say to
tba policemen:
" You surely don't intend to take me
into custody o.i the charge ol that maniac 7"
'• Indeed we do, my good man, and you
■night as well come along peaceably."
Kotr if there was cue thing that more
than another Dick Strong despi-o-d, it was
any bwsting of positim, or family, or
money. He had always declared that
" people would know a man was a gentle
man wifboot auy neeU>l telling them so,"
and that "it wasn't anr conaequenoe what
a man wore if be ouiy liebaved himself.
, He had flattered himself that he looked,
despite the roughness of his dress, too
much the well-bred gentleman ever to be
doubted, and yet here were these two
policemen calling him 44 My good man,"
bustling him along, and no way to get out
of the scrape but to try to convince tbein
: that be was not a common thief!
Thus the unfortunate bridegroom wa
palled through the crowd, people staring
at htm, the policemen holding him last bv
l the arms, and his captor following close at
their heels, giving vent to feeling* of en
ioyment in occasional exclamations of
" Scoundrel!" " Scamp!" " But he nmhln't
come it over me!" Ac. floaded at last
j beyond endurance, Pick suddenly turned
| upon him :
44 But I haven't got vour watch, I tell
, you! You ought to know what you'ic
talking about, before accusing an bnc*t
man in this way."
" None of that now," said the policeman
roughly; "Come along quietly."
"We'll ee!—we'll sec!" shouted the
i tei mentor.
And thus was Dick led along, a misera
ble captive. Men looked curiously at him
j a* they passed, women drew back in hor
ror from the criminal. Never had poor
Strong so longed for the face of an acquain
tance, but none met him. It was growing
dark ; and wa* not an hour when auy one
he knew was likelyjto be out. In the side
1 street very few per-ons were abroad; and
so they reached the station-house. For
.some little distance Dick had been quite
silent; and recovering from bia rage, had
1 tried to think what might be best lor him j
jto do. Once in the dirty room of dcten-
I tion fresh cause for anger speedily arose,
j The robbed man, who gave hi* name as
John Clark, showed as a very rtwpedablc-
I dressed person when in the light, and
displayed the dangling end of a handsome
1 watch-chain, from which the watch had
j been wraated.
4i The ring wa# a little worn," be said,
" and broke with the poll. I felt it, and
saw the hand that graaped the watch. It
was blown and ungloved, like his," point
ing to Dick, who as usual wa* ungloved.
44 1 turned round quirkly and caught bini.
Now ace if you don't find the watch on
him."
" It's all an infamous lie!" said Dick.
'" What should 1 want of his beggarly
watch T'
" The prisoner had better lie quiet and
let himself be searched," replied the police
captain.
"Seareb me and welcome," retorted
Dick, pulling oil his overcoat, thereby
bi iuging to view hia handsome dress Miit.
The men looked at each other in sur
prise. "I didn't think he was a awell
core," said one; "he looked like the com
mon kind."
" Mr. Strong now drew out his own
watch, which was an elegant chronometer.
"Here," s*id he to his captor, "why
should a man vrant to rob you when he
has such a time-piece as that f'
"It was stolen tco, I've no doubt,"
replied Mr. Clark, imperturbably.
Dick nearly 101 l into a rage again.
u You're an incorrigible old fool," said he.
u prisoner will please he careful," said
the officer, sternly. " Now, sir, what is
your name 7"
Richard Strong."
" Residence 7"
"Oak Hill Farm, Alleghany county,
New York."
A shade of surprise crossed the officer's
fece as he asked—" Occupation ?"
Farmer."
Just then Dick, who still bad his watch,
opened it, and uttered a cry of horror
it WM after eight o'clock.
M For God's Mke, be quick with this
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
t farce." he said, earnestly. " I have a
i most important engagement, and it - al
• ready past the hour,"
i Mr. Clark sintltd contemptuously.
• 4 I'm afraid you'll have to put it off,"
- j he said.
1 " You do not seem to untLiVtaiid the
c : gravity of the chary*'. Mr, Strung,'' said
, the captain. "(HH vnt Swltli aud Brown
c , will please search the prisoner."
With what grace ho could muster Dick
I Mibmittcd to the search; it was long and :
i- luluiw, and resulted, of course, in not It
c ing. Strong was over with in- j
digestion and itiqMtiemy, but had to put
f ; up with it; and a* it chanced, from the
s tact of his having on new clothes, the
t (sH'kets were nearly empty, he had hardly
1 anything upon him to serve as voucher* for
the truth of his assertions about himself,
t His linen was, indeed, marked with his !
i name, and the men were eonviced that
s their culprit was by rank a geutletnap,
f whether the charge made against him was
c true or not. When he was brought into
i the large room, Clark spaing forward
ragvrl.v.
; •• Did you find the watch T'
4 ' No, of course thcr didn't," replied ,
i Dick.
, The man's countenance fill.
* " Then he must base flung it away wh-w
t I caught hnu,"*hc iid.'
> " Why. do you still think I stele it 7"
i demanded Dick.
i 44 Of cour-e von did; I *aw you take It."
ii D.ck turucJ away from him, without j
- reply, to the captain, 44 Now, sir, I hojir
I you will let me go."
1 " No, Mr. Strong, wc cannot do that
while this man swear* to this charge
> against you." j
I This was mote than Dick had exj>ec,ted, i
, am) hi# reserve broke down, 44 But, Cap
II tain, you must let me go—arhy, this is my
l w eiiduig night and I go."
i 44 That 1 # a likely story," laid Clark
i with a surer.
f 44 Mav 1 ask who you are to marrv." ;
■ asked the officer, looking rather inerodu-
> lou*.
It wa# awfully against Dick's idea* but
> be had to*ay, 44 A daughter of Mr. John
• AY eldon i'
! "Not AVehlon of AYeldon A Grey 7"
t " Yes."
44 Oh that's too much," cried the inrx
• prcssible Clark, "As if he would look at
• such a fellow a you !"
Diok'.s anspcr named cnt again, but he
i began to find there wa* no Use in display
■ tug it. ami addrv**oil hioisell csjwcially to
i the captain. To him he was vcrv august.
saying all he could to | rove that liis state
ment* were true— perb*|i too he (H#plyeil (
: j siune of the grveutiacks that were pk-nti- !
: ful in his put*c —lie that a* it may. he sue- j
i ceeded at last in persuading thg officer to i
. allow a message to lap dispatched to Mr. i
i Weldon. and tmallv one o| the policemen
. departed with a hastily scrambled note.
liy the time he reached Mr. Weldon'a.
it was after ten o'clock ; the uncomfortable ,
■ guests there amcmldod had liegau to think
I they had better go home, aa there would
lie no wedding that night, aud the ckrgy- I
i man. who had parsed anything but an
agreeable evening, had gone to Mr*. M el-i
i \ don's to make hi* adiettx, when thrie wa*
a ring at the liell, followed by a rush to i
see who it might be.
When the door was opened ami a police- I
man stalked into the hall, tho excitement !
was interne. Mr. Weldon hurried forward
to meet him. The man touched hit hat.
44 Are vou Mr. John W eldon 7"
i 44 Yea."
44 A prisoner down at our station sent
i you this note."
Mr. Weldon opened the missive eagerly;
lieoiile crowded round to k-aru it# Con
tents.
44 1 am in the 27th street wfwtmn house,
charged with tliclt; lor God's sake corn* >
and get nic out. lliciurd Stboao." i
A shout of laughter ioßowipd an
notim-ement. the peogfle wrrc sfi ainu*et, 4
they thought it such a good joke. The
relief after the long suspense was so great.,
that |ieAl after peal of merriment tang out,
the jolly sounds echoing even to Edith's
room, and the girls jum;**! out to hear the
new*, quickly brought her I wick the tidings
that Dick was safe, though in such a funny
•crape.
The policeman meantime looked at the
smiling throng and then at Mr. Weldon.
44 So what be said was true, and he was
going to inarrv your daughter?"
44 Yes, certainly."
4 - We w< uld not believe him, he lookeil ;
snrh a shabby chap; however, the Bos#
said, a* it was so near, 1 might come ami
see."
More laughter followed this, and in a
r ew moments Mr. Weldon xnd Charles
Strong were on their way, with the police
inan. to Dick's relief.
There is not much to add ;. when they
reached the station, a few words fnra Mr.
Weldon convinced the police captain, that
there must have been some mistake, and
Mr. Strong wa# released. Clark skill re
maincd at the place, and wasfurioti*a| the
result; when going out. Dick said to him
i — 44 Now. Mr. Clark, I hope you atfe con
vinced that I did not steal the watch 7"
To this lie replied very angrily—"You
did too, for I saw you; and I say it's a ,
monstroils injustice to let you oil just
because you are going to marry a rich i
* man's daughter."
Their was no u-e arguing with such a
person ; and as Dick once more drew on
the objectionable overcoat, Charles Strong
could not help saving, 4 ' Ah ! Dick, it was |
nil became you would wear a shabby ooit.
and would not have a carriage. You will
j do better next time."
When they reached the house there wa*
a great crowding about the bridegroom,
and much merriment anil congratulations,
j Edith came to meet him, her p*lone* suc
j eroded by blushes, and the ceremony pro
i cecded at once.
American Cheese in Kugland.
The lit ion Il'-rab/ report* : The cheese
which we sent t<> England in the fore
part of the season was much of it too
green when shipped, and arrived in hod
condition. Some of our hot wenth<>r
cheese also disappointed the receivers,
hut our later make has Itecn excellent.
A Utican who is interested in our dairy
ing interest, and is now sojourning lu
England, writes a private letter from
London, from which we are kindly per
mit ted t* extinct. He says : American
cheese, thin Fall, I am happy to say, is
excellent. There is only o small quan
tity of Cheddar that can rwwit it. On this
trip J have been to Cheltenham, Glouces
ter, Hereford, and Swindon. 1 saw a
very large amount of American cheese.
In fact, it is to be seen in almndanee all
through England. In laindon ami its
suburbs every grocer and butter-dealer's
is full of our cheese. The pricuisaolo w,
and it is so much better in tpydltjv this
year titan it ever lias 1 won, and they have
all dealt freely in it, and laid in nil the
stock they could raise. One cheese
monger here in London, nt the first news
of the Chicago fire, naked me if I thought
it would raise the price of choose much.
If I thought it would, he should Amy all
he could, even though the price had ad
vanced a little. He was making a capi
tal thing out of what he had, which was
4d. per pound net profit. He said, "I
tell you it is a capital cheese ; and if the
Americans go on like this, they will have
the whole cheese market."
A witness in a late divorce ruit kept
saying that the wife hail a very retaliating
disposition ; that sho retaliated for every
little thing. " Did you ever see her
husband kiss her ?" asked the wife's
counsel. "Yes, sir, often!" "Well,
what did (he do on euch occasions ?"
" She always retaliated, sir,"
CENTRE HALL. CENTRE CO., PA., FRIDAY, DEOEMRER 15, I7L
The Amnion*.
According to a very ancient tradition,
the Amaaotis weic a nation of women,
who *ttftrred no tueu t*> ii pnun Hiuofig
thent. lut inarchtsl to BatUc utnlcr the
command of llicir queen, and forsnivl
for a long tiuic a forntiilaldc state,
They lu-lil iMvAMomd intercour.**' with
the men of the ueighh >ring stnßs- If
Imivb were lairu lo tliein. tllCj' eitlier sent
them t* their father#, or killed Iliern.
: But they brought up the girl* for war.
and burned oil' their right bieaaAa. that
they might m>l lie prevented from l*-i#l
mg the bow. From this custom tlmy re
ceiriHl the name of AuiuEon, that t*.
•* breastb'sa." Such is the ordinary tale;
the origin of which to be ad
rimuted for by sunposiug tbul vague
report*, exaggerutrsi aud jmeUcnUv rw
- bollishtsl, hail rea*h<vl tlietlnvka of the
psH'uliar way in which the women 'of va
rious Caucasian district* lived, perform
ing military duties .which elarwhere de
volved uit liusUouU, and also of the
uuiuerotta examples of female heroism
which, travelers iuform ua, still ilMtifi
guish the ifnttm of that region". In
later tiuiea, however, the word Amaxon
h:ia been mifq* (!cd t* lu* wry one a cunec-
J fion.with tho Circassian wotvl 44 AlaM,"
"aignifvuig the moon, as if tho mytli of
llio Auia.'ou had takan it* origin in the
I worship of the uiisni, which prevudcl
ou the iNmlera of Asia. The uufinu* of
! Amar.oua have lieen uicutioued by the
lUieietps. First, tho Asiatic Aminrons,
from whom the otiieiw biauehrd ofl. i
I'hcM' dwell on the shore* (4 the Hk"'k
Sea, ami among the mountains'of luc (
CtMHwrns, ewjxw-islly in tho neighbor-1
I hood of the uiixlcru Trchia nul, on the ;
river Tminodon. (now Teriuob.) They,
amwkl U> luvvo at om- time *uUlu*d the |
whole of Asia and to have bmlfiSmvrua. (
Mphnsus, Cum*#, aad other ejtica. Their j
qoeen. Hlppohfe, or, according to oth-'
ers, AntiaHe; Was killi d by Htroft]**. a* '
the ninth i f the laUtr* imji awd uu him !
by F.iirystln u* consisted it* taking freun
lor.the ahouhh r-ludt Ix-sUiwred <>u her by '
Mars, t>u one of their exjauiiiiona, the
\maaona came to Attica, in th* 4 tinjc of
i Thc*eu*. They nlso marvhed under Alio i
•command of their qiieeu, I'anthesfba,
;to assist JYuui against the Ore ka. '
They eveii ap|Mwtr upon the mvii* in the
i time of AiexaU'ler the Great, when their (
queen, ThMestri*. paid him it visit, iu!
order to breoutr a mother by the con
queror of Arm. Secnd. tin- Scythian
Amar.on*. ttjio, in after tinio# marrieil
amoug the neigldtoriug Scythian*, ami j
witlnltew further into Sarmatin Third,
the African Amacotia, who, under th* ,
command of Jheir queen, Myrina. *uh
duinl the fiorgnuAand AtlanU-*. tnarche.l
through E&rpt and Arabia, nud foumle-l
their capital on tho bxke Trilonia, but
were thou annihilated by Ueroule*.
The brand Duke Hall.
Tlie ball given iu New York in Honor
of the Grand Duke Alexia, was certainly
a magnificent affair, if wo uiay believe,
the journal* of the city. Au immense
crowd of lookers-on gathered about the
Academy of Miiiie t-irlv in the evening,
and quite a number of policemen were
necessary to keen this crowd in I ire per
order. About Lll-pat t-u u'avck n
movement was (liaeernnble. and. simul
taneous with a grand rusliof the patieut
winters low nr. I the Academy, the Prince's
carriage, foHoyvd by *cvcr*l others,
dashed Bp to the canopied ill trance.
The Prince was the firat to iil.eht, ami
ae he did o the crow d on the corner of
Irving plan* got a glimpse of hltn. ud
there tlieu ensued a muat exciting crush
ami rush toward the carriage- wwtuen
vicing with the toes in their eagerness tt
got a.-near ns poasiblc to tlie handsome
voatig BaniiiD.' The Prine- had on a
heavy pray - otrrctat of fhi? Rujriau
style and a " ntncab*" nip •( the -sane
ex dor, and as tic got out of the carriage
he handed tlm cap to ix gentlerown in'
waiting. He pitiied oft hi* en* Utsr
minute lie cro*M>d the threehhnM of flu
door. , *
The reception and ball room* were
handsomely decorstc<l. The flirt set fig
the iancvr* wa foruusl on the stage ini
uiislLtto(y iu Irokt of prbwatm/oun
tain. The (irand Duke and glim, lloff
uikn took fhe head. I r is-o-o"# to.them
ware (feneral McDowell and Mn - (iei>,
AspinwalJ. Tho side* were made-tip of
Governor Hoflin.-m and Muiljii!" data
ciixy and Mr*. Hichard Jfving jnil ri.
(Mttiug. Homo delnV w-u's espeniipriu iq
forming tlm otli,er jets, the. ACidMut(be
ing so crowded. At length the land
rtrnrk up the familiar-air, and the ball
was opened. The di*tingui*h<-d oitneene
however, were exceedingly ualortuiiste
They got mixed uL.genarally at .the lie
ginnipg, and so /hey .enutiifnetl until
tno end. ft w.i* a great relief *to 'all
eoneerned when- tlm first dance was fin--
i.shed. Aficr this thc'Prinee proiflenlul
(ul and danced id fern at elf for tin' hour,
until supper warf nhnmuieed. ft! the se
cond mid third dances hi* partner* wure
Miss Morse, daughter of the nriifos*'r,
and Mis* McDowell, daughter tif - the
General. It waa , nearly one o'clock
when the Grand Dukennd the wbh> of
the inqicTin] party were conducted into
the supper room. ' The Doke ndiTeil
nliout two o"oloek( but the ball went on
until
A Mail Cuuglit In it Mine. * •
A Dewr Imdgo t'lty (Montana) pajW
avs : Mr. Peter (Viflby mine HI from
Nevada gnl<-U on Tharaday 11 iff lit f<w Dr.
Mitchell, mid gave art account of one of-
I lie moat remark 1 tie milling aotadcpts'
we have heard of. It appears that on
' Nevada creek, lived remote from any,
i other person, Mr. Wnw Clcghurn, a
; miner of intelligence and industrious
I habits. The ninil earner on last Rnlur
dnv, in going by, left hia pupen at Ida
cabin, and wished to borrow n mule from
I liim, btit m-eing po cue aliout, went on
I hia ropte. On returning on Thursday,
| he found the enbiu at ill tonoutlcss, nud i
the (lAjiera reinainihff where he hnd'
placed them.
The unusual occnrrellc<• aroused hia,
suspicions, and remembering he hud
aecn tracks in the anew leading from the j
cabin on hia laat trip, heaenrched for and
found them, and could Hnd no returning
track. He.followed tliom lo a drift in u
lmr, found that there had been a cave,
and that OlegTiorn waa caught by it.
Summoning help, the,miners succeeded
in renchiug awl rescuing the uufortu
nate miner about sundown of Thnnday.
Hia hip-joint waa dislocated, and Ilia
riglit leg crush above the nulde. The
drift wna only a few feet below the sur
face, and he told them that on Hnnday
he could distinctly hear tlus minora .walk
ing and talking on the bar above, while
he lav there crushed, famished for food
and drink, in mortal pain, unable to ut
trnot their attention. And thus he lay
for over Ave tah Tlie rcul horrors of
the situation are beyond exjireswion. Mr.
C. is a man at powerful build—weighs
over 200 pounds— bnt it is said he waa
reduced to A skeleton when exhumed.
Dr. Mitchell rfturned lust evening. Ho
reports Clcghoru living and likely to re
cover. Dr. M. will amputate hia riglit
leg below the knee on Sunday. He'had
lain very nearly Ave and a half da va in
the drift. It is the most remarkable
case of wt liavo ever heard
of. •' ,
The East Y\tu\<\*vhA<irert}*er. that
down in.Saybrook alt the girls are called
" Sissey" unless they weigh one hun
dred and seventy-five pounds.
About one dozen clergymen in New
York city receive, it is >ai4* salaries of
810,000 and upward*.
Barber#* Hlto|i IRseasea.
Iu the category of obaeuro ami loath
' Mime disnaae* ia one vulgarly culled ' the
i h*ibor'* Heb." The very aouud of the
' title hit* a repulsive influence, but the
disease Itself i* yet more repugnant b> i
' look upou or duaerilie. lattcriy several
in.digmiut xiao halt s'omo bi tho notice
of pliyaieiaun, and it beoomto a very im
{Mu tant mutter to investigate "* b> the j
imtnre and extent of the disorder. Tin*!
' majority tho thotiaands wlo daily ,
i luxuriate iu the plaaautea aud comfort*
| of tic tonai'rial art, seldom if ever dream
of poasiLh- danger. But from the chair,
tho bath aud appurtonaucoa, dwenae rnny
be communicated. Gf course this lia
-1 bilfty'iygieater where the surrounding*
! are iiueli'uti, and the h diils of Rn- Uir
j tier# arc oari'lesa or unliily, but isvasiun- (
ally e>u# s have Im'Cli traced to the beat- j
i rvignlalail aaiiama. Souietimo# the citah
t ion* of the chair mur lie iufe,'t-<l from I
th( ner[iiratvin of n diseaweil ni'raon, or
flic bath tub Uot having been thoroughly I
cleansed, may ictniu a aeum of tho soap
aud refuaa dopiuit from the body ; these, ;
huwaver, are tare and improbable ooour
rsuow. OfteiH-r the hair-brushes may
transfer aealp eruptions, dandruff, Ac, .
Tim .moat frequent and certaiu eauaea
are towpT*. nupkW, lather and bruahea, 1
and othur barlx-r-u# article# umil upon
various people. Even the polished st-wl
of the koam-ealire*! rar.or is a mttolnm for
transferring tho infection. It 1* by no
mean* nCi-esaiirv that pimphw or otin r
mark* up m lite face must ap|M-:>r in
vi to render caution imperative. There p
may In- Ho Visible oillaUeoU* diseawe
ab oil a customer ; he mav have a eoxn
jMratiVely clear akin, ami yet the sntitl<
riruv of impure or diaordeml bhsid will
ejn.le through the fTt-wlily-opened jxxre*
of the akin, uxposod by the ui<am aerup
mg of tio slurp rw.nr. and so moisten
tile uapktn, towel, lather, brush, orru,
and be iiitpregnated in tlio fa -e of thr
jtxt eoatomer on whom the same artxclco I
may W used. Jii the latter ctaa of /
toniorial resorts the ojierativea exercise
all the diacretion p .ssiiile, and tini-, in
a largo measure, obvial* the liabilities
of lufcetion. 'Titer furnish to every
customer clean, fresh, napkins, and not
only cleans* the brush aud mtor, but
always change the lather. Tho same
linen ia nuver used upon two nerwons. ,
without being froah from the laundry.
Hut the only way to secure perfect anfety
ia to insist upon each customer having a
sejiarate and exclusive brush, lather,
towel, napkin, powder and razor. This
ia not ail expensive or an im|Masible,
arrangement. A few dollar# thus dis
burwed ia a ha]ipy investment if it save*
one from even the mildest type of a
hmthamne and tnntah/.ing discaae.
liimiilng a Hotel.
A New York rejHirter has luv-n inter
1 viewing a hotel proprietor of that city
, aud here is the remit, showing some rif
the figup-t. iu the cost of running a first
cho hotel:
What doe* your flour cost jier year ?
JRt.tiA, and we u*u three harreU daily.
Milk ? 810,500, Mid WenseotXlipuirtS
daily. It comes from Wc-tehester Coun
ty, aud oath "tc He, nt* jnr <piart.
Cream? fft.TUO. lisatkJ quarts daily.
Kggi * Bi:t,soU. i I * I.HOO vgga
(Jatlv.
Ttntter ? f J4,000. l' < 175 lt.s. daily.
Oysters? Sli.lWt. t'sc s,riiW oysters
diulv.
What do groceries cost ? st(),oQl\
Beef, fish, and Vegetables ? SJlO.ftW.
Whola exjiense of mai-ketiug ? 8.57 a
,
Where do Tii get your bef. and what
do vou give (or it ? We use 05*' pounds
of uiin and roaata daily—costa 'Jj to 9ft
oriile pv pound- gut it from Fulton
Market. Meat bills are iwid daily.
Turkey# ? l"*e'2.'l turteys a day ; cost
29 Cell L*.
Chickens ? I'so 80 chicken* a day ;
cost 29 ceht>. ,
Itame? Mallard duck*. SlA"> per pair,
libtok duck. H7 cent* per jmir: Brandt
duck*, fl.fjl per jmir ; nsllinad ; H. 5"
tier pair ; partridges. 81 |>er pair ; gfouue, ■'
fl per piiir i' oenU
• f,ittijb cost* li ocnt* for L-gs, W for
lATor yrholv liqnb. (iat a good
Jdol of miitton fnan Boston. South dawn.
jVitatoea, 82:12 per liarrrl. ti six j
barrels per dnv ; sweet potnb-en, Bft p*'r'
biirr-f; spinach. per bnrrvl j oyster j
plant, ?jl pt-f do -bti; cauliflower, fcft js*r '
drtzdn'; ccirry, ff.fiUperdauvn bunchc* ; |
I--'nc gallon can\
nee 12 gallons doily.
. 'ihen bnttercosts three times * much ,
si flour. * •
Yes, Atnl niiJk fostaynoce than flour, ;
so dn'agga ; knd pyste,rs. which art* only 1
uvvl,for, yclishe* <i&.vdc dishes, cost
■Bn,d(it. . •
% 'A "ltscß. w-rrii a Bakther.—ln Peun
sylviinia. a few days ngu, s boy of four
teen yearn, livhtg in Rocktoh, (Tearfleld
C'mmty, suuln a'narrow cm sjiu from a
panther. While on hi* way to the tuu
ncl on an errand, in Union Township,
lie was start lil by u low and heavy growl
nearly overhead. Upon looking up be
saw a panther perched on a tree, almnt
thirty (bet frvwti the ground, which was
wagging it* tail iil anticipation f spring
iAjrilpoa it* prey. No sooner did the
boy* eyes meet jlm panther than it gave
a lood and very oiereing yell, and leap
ed to the ground. This sudden, bold,
and noisy demonstration on the part of
the ptifrtiirr, fright, ml the colt which
thy boy was ruling, and it took to
|flight ui full suaed —tbepnnther keeping
to its *if and about neck to neck,
giving an occasional fierce yell, which
seemed to add speed to the colt's feet.
After tsinniiig in this manner about
tinrtv or forty rods, the panther gave off
the chase.
STR/NOH BIT Turn, —A young lady re
siding, in PoteraOn, Putnam county, re
ccivefi through that • n few
week* ago, ■ nmnll package neatly and
very securely milled. Upon OJH i.ing it
she perceived *.lx>x, in winch, to her ut
ter antniufthiiH'ut, fliu found, carefully
packed, 'JU fifty-dollar greenbacks, and
a sheet of auqmr, on which was written
three words only : " Accept this gift. "
The happy recipient haa always been
obliged t<> support herself by her own in
dustry, has uo parents nor home, except
through the hospitality of relatives.
There is yot the least suspicion as to the
.donor of the gift, which has been safely
deposited in the savings bank for keep*
ng- ' •
CHINESE .1 RALOIHT. —The Chinese arc
the most jealous people in the world.
They consider it sacrilege for a man to
look with anything Jike n steady gaae at
their wives. When a Chinaman's wife
is so side as to require n physician, she
must not look at Jiim. Around her
wrist'ts fastened a silken coed ; one end
ftf which is held by the physician, who
must not touch hew .hand or - person ;
but ascertain the state of- his patient's
h'Wltli from the almost imperceptible
tremble of the pulsations as indicated
by the cord. No people iu the world
have such An antipathy to girl babies,
while nolidmore reverence their moth
ers.
Ntw I SWXNOI,E.— Our exchanges speak
of a new swindling game, which con
sists of an-agent calling at a house and
displaying a bomber of sealed envelopes,
containing samples of nilk, merino, cali
co; do., collecting iwrnty-flve cents for
A cbojoe, nud ,pflcnjjusing<to send a dTesa
pat turn like the sample' in the envelope
chosen for the stuall sum of one dollar ;
butmelther man nor dress is ever
aftomrd,. . >
flu- lb* who ltang for hi* bujipor.
In France Uiwt *iw MKM a little dog
hur UiUUtl M lido. lie In lollgetl
to u ix*r woman who di<l out always
I avc fixid enough to givr him,
l ido miiat have thought it over to
himself in thia way "My miatraaa
love* nu*; hot alio ia ao poor, that often
•die <b>es not have food enough for her
own dm nor. Ho*, thou, can alie afford
to K' v * "•* iniuw f lam a strong dog,
iul a wise dog too ; and I maat get my
dinner without troubling my good mis
tress. "
Nut far from the plaoe where he lived,
there wan a convent, which was a home
for sonic good uniia ; and one day, as
Fido aat near by in the aim, be aaw a
imgger RO and ring the bell of tha con
, vent door ; and aoou a woman caiue,
and brought a bow! of soup and meat,
and nave it to the beggar.
Fido trotted up and looked in the
I HI: gar'* face, av much aa to aay,
•'Couldn't yon )mre one of tbuae
bouoa y" But the Itcggnr did not see
things in tiie light that Fulo did. "(hi
, away air!" aanl the Ixiggar ;ao Fido
troticd back to hia plane in the auu, and
| lay down.
"But he waa very hungry. Ha had not
' had any thing to eat for twelve hotira.
The K'trgar over the way, aa aoon aa be
' hud eaten his food, put the bowl in a
hole over the door, and then walked off.
•• Those must be good women to give
food to beggar*," thought Fido. " I
wouder if they wouldn't give air a bowl
'ofauup. There's nothing like trying."
So Fido trotted across the street, and,
putting up hia paw, rang the bell.
" lhng, dong, ding 1" What a noiar he
made I
" There'# another beggar after food !"
thought the good nun; and she came
vritli a plate of 'toiled meat, and looked
round. '* There'a nobody here, uft.r
all!" said the woman, shutting the door.
" She oalls me nobody," thought poor
[ Fido. " X uiuat try again." So he
jumped tip, and rang the bell once
| mora. "Ding, dong, ding, dong !" It
made a much louder noise than before.
But nobody came. The w oman stood
watching at a back-window to see who
waa htigtug the hell. Fido waited a
while ; aud then jumped up again, and
gave the bell a good pull.
Then the wouian came out, and laugh
ed to find that a dog bad Wen ringing
the bell " What do yon want, air ?"
aakrd she. ** Bow, wow, wow !" aaid
Fido. " I know what that means," amd
the wotiuut; "you wi,nt some dinner."
Ho she gave the dog some dinner, and,
every day after that, he would o>me at
a certain hour, and ring the ltell, and
the woman would feed him ; and one
dav she put some food in a basket, and
said. " Vow, air, take that home to your
tu interna."
And the dog look it home safely ; and
hia mistrcNs had a good dinner that day,
aa well as Fido himself. Folks would
OOtmn from a great distance to see him
ring the beil fur hi* dinner. 1 would
like to owu aa bright a dog aa Fido ;
would you uot. AV. ni r/.< Sartery
A Letter to Bo).
The new id my*, bootblack* and other
1 homal— lad* who are provided for by
the Children's Aid Society at the Riv
iUgton Street lodgiug House, Xew York,
, .-ontribunal 816 in aid of the Chieago
•iiffiwu. The . money wa sent to Mr
William*, President of the Mrtmpoiiteu
Bank, who forwarded it to Kev. Mr.
Oollyer, of Chicago, who acknowledged
its receipt as follows :
Mr 1>UB Fei-uows: Your great
friuud and mine, Mr. William*, has sent
roe a letter from Mr. Colder, with one
from hi mar If, and the sll Ton gwve to
help Chicago through Uiia Hard pincb.
1 write this to thank von for what you
have done right out of my heart ; In tell
you that 1 think your auliwcnption ia one
of the grandest that waa ever made for
anything, because you must have so very
little to spore, and whenever you get into
■ tight place this Winter f want you to
feel that you luive helped some poor fel- j
low (Hit of a tajhtrr.
Now I will tell you what 1 mean to do
with this money. I mean to keep it all
♦ > itaelf, and whenever, aa long at it tats, j
I see any hoy or girl I think needs ado)
lar I will take one of yours to give them !
I h<je 1 shall make no mistakes, and !
give it to the right sort—just to those I
who need it. and not to those who are j
shamming. 1 should hate to be taken ;
in, but if 1 am 1 wmnt you all to try and j
remember Sf yon have ever taken any j
fellow in, and if you have, you must
consider iny mistake as your punishment
anil never do it again.
And so, bovs, (iod bless yon for your
kind hearts and the way you put your
hands deep down into your pocket*. 1
I am, always yours,
Uobkkt Coixrru.
Tlie letter was read to tlie boys by Mr.
("older, the KujierintondenL One of
them asked to have it read a second time,
when he said it was "a bully letter;"
auother said he liked it because there
w as no humbug aboa; it.
Titr. Bkiwiax Famitie.—Tlie latest
mail news from the East is neither en
couraging nor hopeful. The famine
still continues its ravages, and the moat
heart -rending storiea nre told of the suf
ferings of the people in Persia. During
the month of Augut the miseries of the
inhabitant* of Yexd have increased rather
than abated, owing to want of employ
meat and the lack of means to obtMn
the necessary wants of life. The p.-cu
liar geographical position of Persia rei-*
der* it sn easy prey to calamities like
that which is how desolating the coun
try. Short yield and decreased crops
are always aure lo he felt hy tlio inhabi
tants, and when, like the present, a ter
rible visitation falls upon them, and they
are in no adequate manner prepared for
it. terrible misery ia sure to result in son
sequence.
A Hnoirr HAT CROP. —There is a gene
ral complaint of the shortness of the hay
crop of the ]>nst season, and an expres
sion of apprehension that it will not
hold out until grass comes again. We
have noticed similar expressions of anx
iety about the hay crop in former years.
The result has generally lecn a super
abundance of bay the following spring.
The reasons are : first, when the crop is
light the quality of the hay is bettor and
more nutritious ; and, secondly, and
chiefly, because when formers think their
hay may not hold out, or that it will be
very high in the spring, they are very
much more economical and saving in the
use of it. This general practice of ex
treme economy in the consumption of a
great staple production like hay, pro
duces a wonderful efloct in reducing the
price, after a few mouths. —JV r . Y. Ledger.
How TO DETECT MILK SWINPI.ES,-—A
Germsn scientific journal describes a
very simple apparatus for determining
the richness of milk, as measured by its
transparency. Two polished pistes of
glass arc adjusted by means of a screw,
to stand at different distances from each
other. The milk is placed between them;
and the distance of the plates from eaoh
other, when the flame of a stoarine can
dle is rendered invisible, is the measure
alike of the transparency and richness of
the milk.
THE Emperor of Germany has consent
ed to act as arbitrator between the Unit
ed States of America and England upon
the question of the disputed line between
ths former country and Vancouver's Is
land, in the Btrait of Ban Juan de Fuoa.
KMHttpiilttf • Deserter.
A strange iM-eurmicfe i ft (Milled In no
llit- inland of Jereer—the kiduupptug of
u Frenchman by a French detect irn offi
cer. II aji|K*aD (hat during lit* war tat
tw the nun who ha* born kiduapjied
i-npigMl bitnwwlf u * mlMiilulc for one 1
ho Lad lrm drawn for military aendce.
> He wo* paid for lii - mlxiiiluUoii themrai
of 2.OUU franca. 'I Lot nxney h< dopoMb
; • d for wit- keeping io a hank at Paria.
hui instead of fulfilling tlir eti-ntfit mt-ai
,ha I tad made he lift France and took
I refnga at Jersey, where he had ainon
Iteen employed at laltoring wtirk. Pre
Banting on the restoration of fteana aa
lot immunity front tlangar. h wrote to
, Pari* two or threw week* ago for hi*,
money to ba forwarded to hita. Hia
j letter gara tha loug-Loat clew U> hia
i plat e of abode, and a detectirw officer
i waa aant after him. lauding at Jbrwey
j with the wife of tha aau who hod been
rn-Uunzad, the detective and fte woman
I proceeded in a cab to tit. Mara a pariah,
wbere, unrecoguiaad by htm. they iilwu
tided their limn. Kelt day the detective
; went io a cab alone, and introduced low•
j aetf to tlie man at the owner of a *uaU
I cargo in a vessel lying in Ht Anbia'a Bay
' He had, he aald, a quantity of damaged
' gootla on board that he wiahed to hive
! landed, and having I teen recommended
j to him aa an ludurtriotia man who would,
unit him, pressed hint to accept tha job.
After aoma demur, which waa act aside
[by the promise of good pay, the man
agreed, and accompanied hy a fcUpw-U
--; bww/kt'HidH hotrae be Ifklged, be prev !
eeeded with the deteetive. On their ar
rival at tha town the two entered a hotel,
where brandy and cigars were aappiiad.
After drinking for aotne tuna thay ntar
ed the cab and proceeded to tha pier, ,
On the way thitlier tha detective ore
tended to be ill, and stopping the eal. ba
gave the second man a hnlf-fmur, request
ing him to ga back to town for a powder
at a droggiKt'a. Before tha man could
return he had recovered, and ordered
the cab to drive on. At tha pier-lMd a
boat waa engaged, and the two put off to
the Hmall Road*, where waa lying a pilot
cutter that the detective had previously
engaged. (letting alongside the pujwru
ger* were jmt on board, the boatmen
paid, and in a few nwnutew the oipt-T
and the captured ware sailing with a fair ,
wind for France.
N-'tf-Evaminatloa.
Examine yourself. I>o it impartially.
Ih> it faithfully. Do it often.
Hit down liy eounwdf, and allotting
out all though la *<m other subjects, re
view your own life for the laat day—- tor
the tat week. Recall both your, acta
and your word*—for, both to other* and
yourself, your word* are often aa aerioua
realities aa your actions.
We believe there u not a human being
who will not be lwuiefltted and improved
by the habitual review of hia or her own
life, in this manner.
Hnveyovr hours been turned to ac
count, either in work or recreation ; or
have they been frittered away, in a man •
! oer profitless, or positively injurious, to
* both mind and body?
Have yon made aov acquisitions of
1 knowledge within the day or week juat
gi uv ? Can von aay, I'know this thing,
jor that, wliicii I did not know before 7 (
Have you strengthened yonr priori-1
pie*, which require constant bracing, for
' a thousand temptations are always at
1 work to undermine them ? We aay to
undermine them ■; for it is onlv the l
worst of men who ait down and delibec-
I atolv concoct plana of * ickeducvw It
I u Uic msiduous and unfwm ivvd sp i
pro.>ch of the Tempter, in disguised
and undistinguishable form, from which J
! the greatest danger is to he apprehended.
Hiive Ton helped your unauCceivifal I
■nd troubled brother where you bd it I
in vour ftower ? Have you said a kind j
and encouraging aril where that was ;
all that was needed ? Have you dona a j
kind and generous act wherever it waai
your duty to do ue?
We aliall all lie judged by our works, {
and there is no more efficient aid In ini-J
proving onr works, and in rendering the ]
fuUire I letter than the past, than by a !
frequent, searching review, and an un- j
prejudiced, unsparing judgment of the i
|*it—.V. l r . Lnigtr.
Shrewd Sn Indie by a a unit a. * v
A MYs. B , deaeritied a* "moving
in the liest circles " of San Franciaro,
was lately informed by a Utter that a
.beautiful and an accomplished niece of
au intimate friend vw about fo iaakr bur
a visit. Glml lo welcome Eastern bvlh-s.
Mrw. B determined to otait nothing
that oonld render her guritt * slat pica
aant Indue tiuiu the young Iwdv arriv
ed. and ner beauty, hor rare accomplish
ments, and, above all, her luxuriant gol
den tresses, became at once the theme j
of eoovenMtiuii among the Han Francis- j
i\> bachelor*. The *t< ry is easily guess-'
eL She camo, ahv saw, he conquered. ,
A wealthy broker offbrcd the faseinat-!
ing nieee hi* hand and h -art. and, being
fortunate in his knit, prexsod for an im
mediate marriage.- Mr*. 1> —rej of cod.
and to her rejoicing i-arce the anxion*
niece. What ahoitid *be do for a Irons- j
scan ? She hail written to her ban'tiei.
but it took time to receive money. Of
course Mr*. B waa only toqglall to ad
vance the necessary S- r .ft"o, and a mag
nificent array of laces and other goods
was at Georgia's disposal. Meantime,
having told her predicament to her be
throthed. he too had banded hi* cheek j
for a large amount to hi* enslaver. Aa
they aay.on the stage, "Exit Georgia,
enter police." A trunk of cast-off cloth
ing and s profusion of golden liair was
all that the fictitious niece but clever
swindler, had left behind her.
WHAT THKT Won*.--At the reception
of the <3rand I>nke at the White House
Mra. Grant wore a heavy black gro# grain
silk, with a train and overdraw. The
corsage was high, and aho wore hand
some l.ioe at her throat and in her sleeves,
tier hair was handsomely dressed, and
she wore a small bunch of flowers on
the left tide. Miss Nellie wore a black
silk short dress, 84 she is still a school
girl, and a Roman saali And Roman rib
hnnsat ber throat. Her profusion of
brown hair was in curls. She looked
wry pretty and, aa always, sweet, modest
and nuassuming as a apriug flower.
Mrs. Sharps wore a pole green give
grain, with train, and overdress trimmed
with the same. The President wore full
evening dress, and light orange kid
glovuai The Red and Bine rooms were
fragrant with flowers.
If AEI> ON ArTHona. —Five tons of new
books by one snthor came to an old jnnk
shop in "New York a short time ago ; they
did not live to get even a rest on the
t>ook-atore shelves, and the poor author,
who hail wasted rears in the work, which
he had fondly believed would yield him
fame and fortune, subsequently died in
a mad-koaue. Recently, another disap
pointed author sqld nine tons of his
books—the product of great labor and
cost—at six cents per pound.
Wirr TIADIBS ARE SELDOM BALD
HRAPED.—The ladiee, notwithstanding
they weardong hair (which is mote likely
to fall out) seldom are bald-headed.
Their heads are not kept cloaely covered.
In sleeping, do not cover the bead With
a nightcap. Keep the head well venti
lated ; if the hat is dose, raise it often
and let in the freeh air, pever wear the
hat indoor#.
TERMS : Two DolUra a Yaar, in Advance
A Tfacery f Uu Drier#.
The author ui a work irotttUl "Cycli
cal Mw." recently publish' 4 by Ap-
A Co., argil'* fhmt the <>c*-*u bt
grind secular tide# or dehigea, which
occur# every t-n thousand Ave huudro3
wm, two 4n t-aeh ewete of the equinoe
iial tiprmaina. The last tw
tool to which the tradittoua of DINT
UUVUAW mUr— the "greet d Tug • "
and occurred tour thou Mud too li-iti
dred ywa ago; W tji- *up's beat
having anffieientiy aoftened the v*| *o
ctimnjatt rti of fee arooftd the North
Hole, the fragment# of the ice moaqtrin*
rushed in n atdy to the Soutfa. - ewi#ing
. aatai-lon dtsplaraineiit initio earth's ceo
treat gravity, nod earning with then
, tbe gigantic emtio bauhh-r*, *tor pre
•eocc In north mi, latitude* atit] porrhw
SeohiguU. Aeoonling to Mr Walkr*.
19 nuthor of the wont, pio next grand
I break-up wHI oroir abont fx tboawthd
years bonce, wl anew* tor nsHlbttoe
uf the south M# will eceur ; the ..fin
tasctie glacier will he shstterad ; " the
'souther# asters will be rushed down
u|n the northers faemispbera, whklj
rail onor more be (submerge, while in the
•v-atlu anlrno vn continent* wffl appear."
Admiral Wilkes, of our mrr, will look
f.irwwed with internet to that dsf for
then the Antarctic couttoaal which he
chum* to bote dmcmranrt IM JBtfk bat
which has *iu<y hem inriwUe, wxf over
which Captain Roue end othr my utter*
htve r. jK-mU Hy nM BMT ihen ow
to thf Kqyfaqe jr4 the wafer; end hi*,
niwnoty cease to ha • mnw 'of tanr
men* to geographers and nautical men.
The theory at the ptnuhab at rpvet
drlegee wee propoQafed by Alpfaonse.
JtmepL A iheuier, in |u* work entitled
•f.Bevoltttiou* de U Math* whara h ar
gue# that the water# mtp nov cieing in the
tea# of the northern hemisphere, and
that the Antarctic ice h already piled on
to a height of sixty mflte, He invite#
attention to the contour of toe ewrthS
shadow upon the moon damn# lira w
erUpv*, with a new of verifying fata
calculations, The msulte of uraae art
accepted by the prwaent author, who
eek# to sustain then by varion# orgs
; meats drawn from geology. The vol
' nme i# reported, by those who hive toed
i it, to havw maeh •cirattfi* merit The
, probability of it# conclusion*, however,
; i# a point thai oniy nmlhweaisiaru ram
settle. Mean while i| ia rearauriag to be
I t<dd that the neau cyclical deluge will not
ucoor until the year T382 "F our era,
; even though upon that occasion " van#-,
1 table and autma! life on tbe north of the
equator will, in a great measure,"
troyed ; while the MM TMIAL happen to
the human raoo an tbathemicpbertL as*
•wpUug perhapa. I few triboa or fimi
lioa, who, eacapiag to tbe hjgiieat table
land#, and ui'Miiitain ranger of the earth,
may #nrvire, oiily to fall back abnoet
Immediately into a atate of Un<id har
h*rum "* 1 •"
Da ; trine# A boat Harrtarra. •
Rev. Mr. ConkJtog of New Turk de
livered a duuvyiraeon marriage, m which
be raid : Marriage la honorable to all.
God sanctioned the holy rite of mar
riage in the very beginning. Ere sin
cntoml into the "world Eve was created
to be wife unto Adam It hra always
' beem the Mtength of A country aad'a
| grant and ncorarary preventive against
! sin. And when the law# which regulate
J marriage, which loosen its bra, winch
j jpwnt divorces for mens trivial thing#,
i which delay God's commandments and
shock the o>mnnn sense of niankioA—
f #Ben these laws, I my, are altered,
modified and overthrown, so soon dees >
* tint Datum so doing commence tbe i
1 downward path to utter rnin. Let but
1 Uie-touerice of Hubert IbdrOtma. of the
j coniraumty and the like }rovaiL and
>ur lives weald be but bestial onda The
t govraument should put down the I't-vh
' jailvpiniiida. Talk about its Iwiwg
i founded on " religion." and thus shMd
i©d from assault: wirr. sine thieves'
might a# well deb together and decfamc
i iwblwr? "religious.'' No! It will be
i the crowning wit of thb: wlminiateatioq jfj
I :Jjey-grapple' with ttiM MO com- .
man MDikS and oourigU il to obUvian- tt
wffltw fX'vero, no' doubt, on tV wririy
) nod childtotL btft ihe fornict knew wttal
ther were doing. ' ! •! • >i
Families are the grand *Argtikrd.et
I the - nation. When Adam was oirated
but one wife was created tor him ; and
I JeausCht-.*t 'toys' "Thy hews shall be
| out flesh." Jesus sanctioned marriage.
V performing his first miracle ataunar
|rW fcft-it. .- • -
Where there are families them ar^ (
generally children. But one df two
thing* prevent ehildi-cn. F-'thcrpfajstofl
<lis#bihty ordtn on fife pari of the n> ■ I-,
cr. 1 And lam gW I have aa support uni
ty.-to rjicak on the latter point. The
•mall number of.children in American
families Das but one cause foe it It has
heoomo innre and mote fashionable to
regard children as Ciimhranres,
nn&oyances, t.drtnr wway from time npd'
I pleasnre. And this haa* indeed deterred 1
many from entering mitrriftge bonds.
But inanv of Vbow who have, )mve cem
mitted wholesale murder Jot it is not&
tug elsch ruining themselves physically
and morally. I cry out against uHs and
*av, '*Thcy that -do these things shall
not enter into tbe Kingdom of God."
A ben is preparsd for them.
Iwdvise an young nseft to marry. 1
can conodiva nothing more abject, mot*
lonely, unhappy and selfish Uwu an old
Young mon, refuse no good
ojipOttunfty to marriage and Ijie grand
preventive of sin. '
A woaatnW iovv is deep in the affee
tinus ; and hence, if her hteihend ia un
faithful or adronkanl. or cold, she loves
fairn atill through it all Bnt let a wo
man be untrue and she is denounced,
spurned, thrown off by Iter huritatid.
Hence it is that when a woman docs faH
she is far worse than a mac in like cir
cumstances ever afterward.
"WHO'S ABXAD!"—A gentleman asks
the girls the following pointed questions:
" Could you love a mfto who wore false
hair ou liis head, when ha had enough
of his own t Who painted his face and
improved hia form as you improve (?)
yours? Who pinched his feet with
small shoes, his hands with small gloves,
his waist with corsets ; and then, as if
he had not already defofmed himself
enoiigh, tied a huge bustle to bia back,
and thrust tiny mountains of wire into
Iris bosom ?'! The reply to wliieh, a lady
responda, "Could you "lore a girl who
defiled her mouth with tobacoo sod
loaded the air with fumes of cigare?
Who (daggered home several times a
week th# worse for liquor? Who in
dulged in fast hones, bet high at racea,
and swaggered around the streets with
questionable companions ?" " Which
picture wears the moat alluring colors ?"
We also sec it feportrd that Mrs. Van
Cott say* if she had all the money wear
paid for liquor she could buy every foot
of land in the world. Very likely. And
if she had all the money paid by women
for back hair she eould buy every drop
of liquor in the world.
•••'■ra/i#. v V
THE 1 toTKKXHCE. —Talking temper
ance, and resolving in favor olito-onpe-
C— are two very different things. At
it, so Col. Higginson, who af
ter the teetotal plank had been voted ia
the Woman's Bights piriform, observed:
Women,' as whole, are favorable to tem
perance; but how is it in yotft gilded
parlors on New Year's Day, where cham
pagne is offered from beauty's hand ? A
gentleman onoe said to me, "I would
rather fate a battery than a lady who
aak# bm to take a glaas of wiuA "
NO. 49.
facta and Faadca.
Song of tbe fawn -Call me early, mother
. dew.
The Tnited Riatee Trraonry is called
the original dollar store.
Eight thousand men are cotwteaUy
■ employed aebuildiiig Chicago.
1 Eye-gkanea'are worn by young .swells
; to let people know that their eyesHWif
' fsetod ss well as their brains.
! At aX. T. party tbe other evening five
, blonde society men made their appear
. uoee with tlicir hair arranged aAi Qrenl
lSaira.
We hear a grfto deal about Labor
Mm, Imt there ceema to be a grrarter
need ef reforming some of tboae fellowe
i who don't labor.
Tbe Chicago TrUntnt mggmta aa a
Mil And appropriate monument of the
, oonfiagratioto fynuaid of the woith
leaa Are and burglar proof aofee acatter
ed throng! the burn.vl dietriot.
The following apeoch was made by the
winner of ajirwe in a foot race. " Oen
fSnnpK, i have woo thia cup by the nee
of my legs; I trust I pay w#rer tone tbe
nee of any legs by the me of this cup, "
A gentleman wee iutoodneed to a
yoang lady rarwntly. and addieeao 1 her
aaTolSwa : " Where do you live wbeu
you 1 era at home T " to which *be
pnnepUr rMd, " When I am at
hotoe fTlve tlw"
A clerk write# home to bis sweei
■ heart; " Oaa't marry you thia winter.
Mur firm dou't adv. rtnw; businem is
awful dnll and I will get my vegea out
down, if the firmdoahtamt all together.
_ tto li tee tmetoona till "72."
m "WW- Tf* ** V 1 l A I " ' 1 "*
In the Meridea, Conn., quarriee have
been found the footprint# of gigantic
> bmla, made ceatwries upeuuautunes ago,
- when, tbe aandetoae waa we* sand. Pro
bacy no tracks ever distributed have
made more deep sod lasting faegwea
sow.
An lowa -TBHwfaasit scut a dunning
totter to*a 'man, 'who raffed bv return
mail: u *ot my you Me hoidrng my
„ note, jet. Just keep >iidig on to it,
* and ft vwu And your bands dipping, pit
on toem and toy it agmn. louts affoc-
Lionately."
A rowJeut of Tangier, in Morocco,
write* ili&t African children are dragged
etoujr Abe rinseta th* by* Mocetoh auo
i tuHMMT, ami that the towfe in human
being# goes on every market day in oon
■ oectLia with the aato of cattle and agri
cuhural produce.
A "jour" tailor named Jimmy Yolk,
UlUaty-four yweet old, ia now traversing
sUkK- aa a peofemtood "tonmp " He
haa been on the tramp for seventy-five
'year*, end ia# vieitod evwqr State in the
> Cnioß may till—, walking ou an w
--. age 3,000 miles every year
.Tha murderer of the late Justice Kor
: mon of Calcutta was hanged, and liia
bodvfbeu bunted In tow-cfee men, the
object of Mtoaeeettd being to
ecatter bia eahea eo thai when Awed, the
f of Death, comm to summon ato
nan to jndgment, he may not be able to
find *■
The ocremony of tying the marriage
knot ia mnch mmpli£<d is the Booaier
State, m the f.iHnajnr will ahow:
" What at your name, air t" "
" What U yimr name, Mirn • " " K ifr. "
- * Matty, do you love Polly f* "No
miatake. ** " Ptdlv, doypu love Matty?"
" WelL, I reckon. "WdUihen,
" TWMMOM yoe man and wil
AH the daya ofyiwr im. '*
A* EASLX Caiina.— lD a trial before
a London magistrate the other day a
j witneK 'deeerfbed himself is of * pro*
j jfefeu r trade of the iifei ninw eg which
! neither hie lordship nor the barristers
in court seemed to be aware. The wit
aeesMid; " I am an eariv The
MFLNC INQUIRED hit
'• why," nylied the man. "Irafe
different tradesmen at earty hour*, from
one "till half past Ave in the morning,
aw! that to how I makes my living. I
get# up between twelve and one, I goes
to bed St ai*. and I atoepe till tha after
noon" *'BI aarely you don't call any
nermu as cwriy aa one o'dbek ?"' "Yea;
1 calls bakcra tietween one and two, but
I aictkad no bakers ou my list few the
last two moo tha The bakoiu the
eaffeet ef all f* What a view of life in
Loadou I Whet wnya there are ef.mak
iag a liviag in that vest city ! < Only
thiblt of tbe trade of "cariy otltor," ard
'a mm ufahont five had twenty settling
dowmtoik i |
The Itufaa at a BalL
the lull given at Goveraor'a Island,
tot honor bf Hie Duke Alexia, waa opened
toy General McDowell and the Orand
I hike, Miss Nellie Mnrpfay being the
f;,„ j'.fvrt n.i'T selected for the Prinoe.
The baud struck una lively galop, and
the CicneraLwith hia partner started off
iu '.food lima. The Prinoe amqyed to
dart, but bad scarcely turned around be
! ft>re his lect dipped and threw bia out
rd %hne. m verv smooth and oily daa the
■Aoor.- Be- quickly recovered himself,
end then with some cautton-he nebceed
d la good style. Ou retumirg hia nart
nes toner friettdashe complimented tbe
Prinoe .on being a good gentlemar. to
dance with. The Orand Duke, as be
appeared on the ball-room floor after di
\ ,>-4?ng himself of hat and long cloak, ,
r- veahrg hia. priiioely bend and dark,
ir"!d -.tioWed uniform, was entirely be
, eonfing to hia high rank. Had iny
stranger stßCiped into the place and been
asked to point out the moat distinguish
ed : cisin on the floor .be would
certainly nive selected the Grand Dnke.
His was the-tallest figure there, and his
perfect self-pmsemoon gave him a |rrace
ful bearing, and there seemed to bu har
mony in eeaay gesture. Tha neat- part
ner of the Prince waa Miaa Monu who
danced a waits with him. The other
partners were Miss Blodgett. Mnw
McDowell, daughter of General McDow
ell 1 Misa M. V. Shaler, daughter of
Oeuend Wttder : and Mias Sullivafit, an
Ohio belle, and niece of General Mc-
Dowell. From all that has been seen of
the Grand Duke Alexis it is evident that
be is not a " lady's man." While acting
as escort hois always polite and .occa
sionally gay. But he never flirts. As
soon as the ceremony of dancing is over
-wfor it is little more than a ceremony
for him—he relieves his partner of his
company and gees his way, leaving her
to go hers. If be can atari away he will
walk off alone, get in a back room, roll
a cigarette, and smoke it. While Alexis
al traded everybody's attention # his
brother officers were improving the op
portunity to put themselves on good
terms with the ladies, in which they suc
ceeded admirably, being all fine-looking
and well educated men.
or THB Fouc.—Here fis ft
reminiscence of the Chicago fire, men
tioned by the Pott of that city, which
has something of genuine pathos t it:
Nothing more pathetic hire we seen
since the fire Than- an empty hard-cage
that hangs rotting at-tbe foot of an
window-or Ifes osifioe where, a.,,
window was, at the top of a rattling,,wril
on Clark sheet. There lived a garru
lous mocking-bird before tbe Are; be
used to cry to the passer-by * Come up !
Come up! Wipe your feet on tile
scraper P Alas-for Tommy ! Hi* wft
did net save him, for his cage ws at
onee a prison and a coffin. He-perished
there, and the boys who have climbed
up and looked down into tbe rage say
the little body of toe chatterer bea there
-*-on unfledged cinder, Gone too ia the
pleaaant face that used to look out and
smile above him- that window is now
but brick crioto'cikMlitt to# toy."
Akore all Wtkt,
' "rry aua.
How tor draw the mat tow think
•rv littlioe at IMW brvi*;
Jwtl aa Xaato#eM white a*witrd
Think# the w#ve> whtte ww.| m
How kmf eiß dMMik idvl
fbrlUr inmnve hwtf
tw?lilts' i^""
HOW amd wtu mother # lev#
,u f Qiaa.it * trim wm to
J# aa Sa wowitabi Har.
Or tk "oan old!