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Sweep Before Yonr Own Boor.
Do w* heed the homoly *dgv, handed Aowa
from dart of yore,
*' Mn yon owrep your neighbor's derltlng, sfoor
the rubbifth from yonr door V
Lot no filth, no rout there gather ; loart no
trace* of dc cay ;
Pluck up every wood unsightly; brualt the fallow
lot ret away 1
If wo faithfully hare labored thu to awoop
Pluckod up envy, evil-speaking, malioo, tsoh
Wood* that by the aacrvd portal a of th inner
NaonoM weed* the heart defiling, bearing
bitterness and woe ;
1 ben. perchance, we may bare leitur* o'er our
neighbor watch, to keep ;
JIU the work aaaigned v. finished, we baforc hia
door may sweep,
Hilf an Hour before Napper.
to ah*'a here, your unknown Pulciaoa.—th*
lady you mot on tho train,—
And you reallv believe aho would know you if
you wv rs to meet her again !"
" Of course," he replied, " ahe would know me;
there never waa womankind yet
Forgot the effect she inspired. Bh* oi-uoea,
hut does net forgot."
"Then you told her your fore?" aaked tho
elder ; tho younger looked up with a emtio,
"I sat by her ride half an hour,- what elaowaa
I doing tho while 1
" tVhst, ait by tho aide of a women aa fair at
the sun iu tho sky,
And look * uu where else hat tho daaxle flash
back from Vvur own to her ay* ?
" No, I hold that the speech of tho tonguo b*
aa frank aud aa bold aa the fook,
Aud I held up herself to herself,—that waa
more than ahe got from her book."
' Yottiip blood 1" laughed tho elder ; " no doubt
you ana voieiug the mode of To-Day ;
But then we old fvgiea, at least, gava the lady
tome chance for delay.
•' There's my wifo— (you must know >—wo drat
met on the journey from Florence to Some:
It took me three weeks to discover who waa aha
and where waa her homo;
" Three more to he duty presented ; three more
ere I saw her again ;
And a year ere my romance boyaa where yours
ended that day on the train."
" 0, that waa the atylo of the auge-ecocli ; we
travel to-day by express;
Forty miles to the tionr," he answered, " wont
admit of a passion that'* Us."
" But what if you make a mistake T* quoth the
eider. The younger half sighed.
- iVhai happens when signs:* are wrong or
**i;ehea mipLoed?" he replied.
" Very well, I mast bow to yonr wisdom," the
elder re turned, " but admit
That your chances of winning this woman your
boldness has bettered no whit.
*• Why, you Jo not at beet know her name. And
what it I try your ideal
With something if not quit* so fair, at Wast
more en ry.V and real ?
" Let mv find yon a paituer. Nay, come, I m
airt—yon shall follow— this way.
My dear, will you not add your grace to en treat
Mr. Rapid to stay ?
"My wife,-Mr. Rapid- Eh, what! Why, be"*
gone,—yet be said.he would come ;
How nice! I don't wonder, my dear, you are
properly crimson sad dumb 1"
MILLT MORITS LETTER.
I'm Aunt Gunter. Job Gunter is my
husband. We keep the Anchor Port
post office and a store, and sell groceries
and garden sass, calico, shoe*, and medi
cines, like other folks in oar line, when
anybody asks for 'em.
When a ship comes in, an 1 the sailors
come home to their wives and mothers,
trade grows brisk. The housekeepers
do their best and the raiaius and dried
currents and eggs and batter go ofl fine
ly, and it's worth while to lay in ribbons
for the girls, and smoking "tobacco and
long pipes for the men.
Jack and his wages make old Anchor
Port brisk for a while, bat at last he sails
away, and all the women seem to ask
for will be letters—letters, letters, when
they have a right to expect them, and
when they haven't, all the same.
It's "Please Aunty Gunter, look over
them, and see if there aren't one for me
end it's "Please, Uncle Gunter; it
might have got mixed np and overlook
ed somehow often and often —God
help the poor sonls !—after Jack lies at
the bottom of the sea, and nothing will
ever reach them but the news of his
shipwreck. But plenty of letters come
after all, and sometimes we had to read
them for the folks. Job and I, and so we
get to know something of their IITCS.
Hilly More could read and write her
self, but still I always knew when she
had a letter from Will Xf asset. I knew
it by the hand-writing, and I knew it by
her blushes, and by that happy look in
her face. When he came home, she
bought ribbons and bits of laee by the
npronfol; and I knew where the "pack
ages of candr that ho bought were to go.
And I used to keep Job from fi*hiug
down in Pullman's creek of afternoons,
because I knew that was where Milly ;>nd
Will liked to walk. Courting time comes
bat once in a lifetime, and I always like
to see it prosper.
At last be sailed away, second mate of
the Golden Dove ; and when he came
back from that voyage, they were to be
It was a sad day when that ship sailed.
Mrs. Captain Kawdon and ber girls were
crying on the shore. Twenty womn
from the Port and five from the Hill
were there to see her set sail.
It was a grim, gray day, and the voy
age was to be a long one.
It was under onr old sycamore that
Will took Milly to his breast
" Don't fret, darling !' he said. " I'll
come back safe and sound. I couldn't
drown now ; I've too much to live for."
Poor boy ! in spite of that, the Golden
Dove went down in mid-seas, and on!v
three men reached Anchor Port to tell
how Captain Bawdon, and the rest were
lost, at dead of night, in a mo.-t woeiul
Captain Kincaid brought the news up
to Mrs. Itvwdon. He stopped at our
store to tell about it. A nice old man.
A hiebelor still, at fifty-eight, and as
handsome, with his white hair and red
cheeks, as a picture.
That was twelve months ago, the night
I went into the store to sort some things
out, as I always did Saturday nights.
Through the week Job used to get every
thing mixed up—letters in my tea-boxes,
randies in the letter-box, eggs where
they oughtn't to be, and all the place
askew. It was a warm antumn night, and
Captain Kincnid's vessel was in port,
and he had plenty of custom. Job served
the people while I tidied up. I found
half the last mail in a sugar box, and
clothes pins in the ground coffee canister,
and I just dumped them out.
"Gather up your letters Job," said I.
"What possesses you, old man ?"
And he laughed and piled 'em up.
And I made a vow to myself that I'd
keep the sugar box full after that, so that
he shouldn't use it for the maiL
I had twentv-four pounds of sugar
kntwnas "cofree crushed," because it
was prepared especially to use in coffee.
H at was the finest sugar Anchor Hill
folks often bought, though I had a little
cut and powdered by me, in case Mrs.
Raw Jon, or Mrs. Dr. Speer, or the min
ister's lady should send in ; and I took
the paper up and tilted it over the japan
ned box, pouring it in a nice smooth
stream, when who should come running
into the sho > but, Milly More. She was
not dressed carefully, and her eyes were
red with crviDg.
She asked for some tea, and while Job
was weighing it out she whispered to
"Oh ! Aunty Gunter, have yon looked
to-day ? Isn't there a letter from Will ?
He said he couldn't die. I don't feel as
it he could. Mightn't he write, after
,dl? Do look,*
FRED. KURTZ, Editor ami Proprietor
"M v l'ot, " any a 1, " it's a year ago
that the Golden Dove went down. It
isn't likely. And He don't let those live
that wuut to a!way*. It isn't likely,
dear, but l"U look."
I took the letters in my hand one by
oue. Many of them would make hearts
glad before the abutters were up that
uight ; but none for MiHy ! It eouUlu't
lx> expected, of course.
I told her ao ; but I took her into piy
little Iviok parlor, and made her sit down.
1 talked a* pood as 1 could to her
oat w nat good does talking do *
"Oh, Auutv," aays she, "I know it
seems as if 1 was a tool; but I waked up
hoping this morning. 1 dou't believe
he is gone. I eau't, I can't.
" W hen laby died—the oulv one we
ever had—l thought 1 never should be
lieve it,'' said 1. " Hnt 1 litm.l Job ; and
yon hareyour mother and sister, Milly."
At that she buret into tears, and put
her head down on mv knee.
"I must tell yea, said ahe. "They
want me to marry Caotaid Kiueaid. He's
courting me. Re fell iu love with me
the night he brought the news to Mrs.
Captain Kawdou ; I was there sewing,
and heard it all. Oh, how eruel to fall
in lore with a poor girl at such a time !
And he asks me to be his wife. And
toother and Fanny shall always have a
borne, he says. And you know how poor
we are. Aud they'ro angry at we for
saying No. Ami how can I, how can I.
when my heart is in the sea with Willie ?"
" Captain Kiueaid!" 1 said, and i
couldn't say auv more ; she took aiy
breath away. She waa a nice, pretty
girl; but the Captain was rieh, elegant
and stylish. An old tamily he came of,
too. It was an honor for Milly More.
"Not just yet," mid I, after a while.
" Perhaps vou'll feel better. He's old, I
know, but lie's a splendid mau."
" You too !" said she. " You too !
Nobody understands. It isn't as if I had
made up my mind, like all the rest. Will
will always t>e a living man to mv mind.
I dou't think auy one ever loved but me.
I ki-srtj her, and coaxed her, and said i
no word about her changing her wind: i
but for all that 1 kept thinking of it in a i
kind of maze.
"Captain Kiueaid! sneh a gentleman
as that! Old as he was, could she fail to
But when I told Job, says he:
"Jerusalem! a young, pretty girl like
Milly! Why don't he go after some
winder or an oldish gal? Milly is too
young for him. Poor Will! What a
pifv! They jest suited each other."
f couldn't help it though. Mr*. Cap
tain Kiueaid would have tiling* that
Milly More could never dream of: siik
dresses and velvet cloaks, jewelry and
stuffed chair* in her best rooms, a silver
ice-pitcher if she chose, like Mrs. Cap
tain Rawdon. She might have a car
ri.igc too, and a pair of ponies. Aud I
liked Milly. and wouldn't have envied
her her luck oue bit; audi didn't won
der at Mrs. More and Fanny.
Once having given me her confidence,
Millv didn't stop; aud Mrs. More came
; over to t ilk abont it too, until ut last I
fairlv np and sided with the old lady.
"Slilly." says L "Will is gone, and
yon aren't his widow, to wear weeds all
your life —not that many do, if they ean
iielf it, seems to me—and Captain Kiu
eaid is as good as man can be, and you'll
be happy with him. Yon can't help
ifving him us much as there's any need
After that sho stopped talking much
to uit*. She used to give me strange
looks though. I knew all about it. I
knew that ber heart was in the ses; but
Will was gone and why should she refuse
wit at Providence offered?
The captain staid at the port three
mouths, and at last we worried her intc
promising to be his wife—old Mrs.More,
Fanny and I. She just gave up at last.
" It don't matter much after all,'" she
said. "I must be going oat of my mind,
for I never can stop watching and hop
ing. I shall die soon I suppose whether
I marry or not."
After that she never spoke of Will, aud
Mrs. More told me she was engaged; and
she wore a diamond ring npou her fin
ger. And the day before the ship Railed
she was to marry Captain Kiucaid, so
that she might go to fearope with him.
A year and three months since the
Golden Dure went down. Well, no one
can tell what changes a little while can
bring. I used to hope that I hadn't had
much hand in it after all, when I thought
it over, and remembered poor Will, and
how he took her in his arms under the
Bat then, you see, Mrs. Morc's sight
had failed, so that 'she couldn't do line
sewing, and Faulty wasn't of much ac
count except to look at It was a hard
life that lay before Milly. It was good
for her to marry Captain Kinenid, and
have rest and comfort, wasn't it?
" To-morrow is the wedding," said I
to Job. "It's going to be in the church.
Miss Salsbury is finishing my silver-gray
poplin. It sets splendid. We'll have
Ben Barnes in to keep store, and go,
won't we? You'll like to see Milly off,
"I wish it was Will Mnsset," says Job.
" Poor Will!" says I, and I went on
tidying, though it was a Friday. I
should be so busy next day. I got out
my big paper of sugar, and I got down
my japanned sugar box, never empty
yet since that day I filled it up. And
then Job, sorting the letters, looks up at
"Never liegrtulgc-d voa anything so
ranch as Ido that box,'' says he. "Best
thing I ever put the mail into. This
mere wooden thing with a slide is a pes
"Law me," says I, "if I'd knowed yon
wanted it, you should have had it. I
didn't think you had any plan in it. Jest
stick 'em anywhere, I thought you
would. I'll empty the box; I've got
one that'll do. And I'm glad you spoke
before I filled it up."
.So with that I spread a big naper on
the counter, and emptied out tue sugar.
Tt had packed a little, and came out in
a sort of cake. There it laid, white nud
shiny, and on top of It, whiter and shini
er, laid a ledff a letter with a ship
mark upon it, and this superscription:
" Mi* Milly More, Anchor Port, lfatne,
United States of America."
Three months ago—poor stupid!—l
bad emptied my best coffee crushed in
upon it, and there it was.
Three months ago she had come down
to me and asked for a letter, and I'd
thought her half crazy; and I'd have
given more money than there was in the
till, to have dared to, tear that letter
open on the spot and read it, though I
knew the hand was Will Masset's.
"This can't wait," says I.
" No," says Job, "it can't, with that
wedding eominc off to-morrow."
Then I stopped and thought, let it lie
until it is called for, and shell be Mrs.
Captain Kincaid, with her silks and her
velvets, and her line house and her car
riage, all the sume. This comes from a
shipwrecked sailor, poorer now than
when be went away.
"Perhaps I'd 1 letter wait until the
wedding is over, Job," said I.
And my old map came across the room
and put his arm about my waist.
"Nancy," says he, "you and I was
young folks once. I used to think some
thing was better than money and fine
doings then. And though we old folks
may get a l'ttle hard—though to be up
in the world seems so mnnb, and all that
old sweetness so siliv, why, it will come
back sometime?. You remember how
lie Vimed bar under th sycamore; and
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
Nanev, wo couldn't wait until after
the wedding, either of us."
1 put my arms altout Job's Uoek, aud
11 kissed him; and then I got my aun*
bontiet and ran over to Mra. More'*.
Captain Kiticanl was there. 1 atood
at the door with my letter behiud my
"Won't you walk in?" said Mr* More.
" I—l haven't tiuie."aid I. It"* on
ly an errand. It's a little singular.
Millv, there's a—a—"
"My letter! mv letter!'' eriod Milly.
"It has come at last!"
How she knew it, Heaveu knows She
hadn't had a gliiusc of it.
It was the old sailor's story: a ship
wreck, a deserted island, wretched
' months spent in hoping for succor, and
a sail at last, lie would bo homo iu
" Three months!" said Milly. " Uh,
how can I wait-"
And theu says I :
"Milly, forgive a poor old stupid
goose. "That Utter has Uvn lying under
mv best coffee crushed three mouths and
j a day. And there's a vessel in the offing
So it was Will, after all; and Job awl 1
went to the wedding with happy hearts.
Aud uo need to pity Capt. Kiueaid either
I for he married Fanny More beforo the
I year was over.
Jafsxksr Mmin AXD CrsToti*.—
The Japanese never smoke opium. Thoy
! have small pipes that hold three good
whiffs, and of the mildest Turkish to-
Imcco. They hsve a club house iu Yo
kohama, of which th high Japanese
officials arc member*. They have none
at Yt-ddo, the capital. That is where
lwakura lives, consequently he is not a
member of any club. The Japanese
1 have the games of chess, cards aud
dominoes. Their curds uro different
from ours, but the essential principle!'
of tho game are the same. Latterly
they have Income large importers ol
billiard tables, aud the game is fast as
saining high rank there. They are great
wrestlers, and every year the champion
wrestler wins the embroidered apron,
which he is allowed to wear one year,
i'he Jap.iucse are anxious to open theu
country to foreigners, but they are pro
found believers in civil and religious
liberty. So far as their religion is con
cerned, they do not wish to be dictated
to or bullied into doing right. They
intend to d> right, aud in moral action
are governetTby conscience alone. Thoy
will not be forced to do right, but will
do it because it is right. If they rise iu
the scale and importance of nations they
desire to do so ot their Own accord. In
all dealings they are governed by what
conscience dictates to be right. No
Japanese is allowed to cut down a tree
unless he plant* another. Under the
law the mother is held responsible for
the good conduct of her children. The
Japanese women are held as equals, but
are not as highly educated as the malop
Adnltry is a thing unknown among the
Japanese. After a few year*, in case n
married women is childless, the husband
is allowed to take a handmaid. After a
child is born by her she mast leave as
soon as it is weaned, and after that the
real wife adopts it as her own. Adnltry,
if it occurs, is punished by the death of
both parties. If a trouble occurs in the
street the parties living opposite afe re
sponsible for it. Of course they try to
make the parties move on and stop the
SLACK SILKS. —A change Is taking
place in black silks. They show a ten
dency toward smoother surfaces, have
more natural Instre, and are neither bine
black nor brown-black, but are of deep
jetty hue. Low-priced silks especially
show smaller grain, because they are row
free from the heavy dye formerly used to
give them a meretricious lustre and
weight, lustanees are known where by
means of this dye 16 ounce# of this ailk
were raised to 40 ounces, and ailks sold
for 82 or S3 a yard wore as heavily repped
as those costing S4 or 86. Buyers ot
silks at S- or 82.50 a yard are ail vised to
abandon the idea of getting weighty cord
ed ailks, and to choose instead softer silks
with small reps, and nearly the Instre
that is natural to pure silk. These do not
cut or crease, and their smooth surfaces
endure friction far better then do those
with projecting cords. Lyons silk at $3 a
yard is the popular choice for street suits,
and the same silk of a higher grade, sold
for 84, is a* rich anil heavy as any lady
need care to wear. There will be a re
newed effort to bring black silk into die
'avor this winter, and owing to the variety
ot rich dark colors imported, it tnay not
be as universally worn as at present; hot
when a lady wants the finest fabric that
can be bought, and finds hat to bo black
silk, she will not hesitate to buy it.
Quantities of jet ornaments, embroidery,
velvet, and lace are the trimmings with
which black will be enlivened. Ladies
who are renovating the black dres?es o
last season, whether of silk, cashmere, or
alpaca, are advised that they can clean
tehtn beautifully with borax and tepid
water. The proportions are a tea-spoon
ful of borax to a quart of water. Apply
with a woolen rag or a nail brush.—Jveir
AN INCIDENT.—A gentleman who came
up the Hudson on the steamer, tells this
story : " I noticed," he said, " a serious
looking man, who looked as if he might
have been a clerk or a bookkeeper. The
man seemed to tie earing for a crying
baby, and was doing everything he could
to still its sobs. As the child became
restless in the berth the gentleman tooo
it in his arms nud carried it to and frk
in the cabin. The robs of the child irri
tated a rich man, who was trying to read,
until lie-blurted out loud enough for the
father to hear— "What does lie want
to disturb the whole cabin with that
d baby for ?" The man only nestled
the baby more quietly in his arms with
out saying a word. Then the baby
sobbed again. " Where is the confound
ed mother that she don't stop its noise?"
continued the profane grumbler. At
this the father came up to the man aud
said : "I am sorry we disturb yon, sir,
but my dear baby's mother is in hci
coffin down in the baggage room ! I'm
taking her back to Albany where we used
to live." "The hard hearted man,"
Rays my friend, "buried his face in
shame, bnt in a moment, wilted by the
terrible rebuke, he wns by the side of
the grief-stricken father. They were
both icndiug the baby,"
GOOD Hansr.S. —A horse IS never viciout
or intractable without a direct cause. If a
horac is restive or timorous, you may be
ure that these faults ariae from defects in
his education. He haa been treated eithei
awkwardly or brutally. Commence the
education of a horse at his birth ; accustom
him to the presence, voice and sight ol
man ; speak and act gently; caress him,
and do not startle him. All chastisement
or cruelty confuses the animal and makes
him wild. They are good men who make
runic RATI AON. Nearly forty-seven
thousand immigrants arrived in the
United States during the three months
ending March 31st, 1872, of whom over
five thousand were fanners, and nearly
the whole of the remainder were of
other equally useful occupations. About
one third of the wholo were from Ger
Tho Swedish immigrants cf INew
Sweden, Me., milk their cows three
times a day, morning, noon and night.
CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1872.
A Stubborn Duel.
If you wish to know irtist luatiuer o
y<'Niy man tlov. De Witt Clinton of New
York wii, you have only to read the flb-ial
report of the duel which be fought iu IxOfl
with Johu Swartwout, at Weehawken.
i Clintou was then opposing Aaron Burr,
and Swartwout accused hiuiof being actu
ated in hi* oppo-iiiou unit by personal and
" He !* a liar, a scoundrel, and a villain,"
exclaimed the hot-headed Clinton.
A coalleugc followed, and the duel was
fought. I suppose that it was tho most
remarkable affair of tho kind that ever
occurred—out of Ireland, The lir*t fire
doing no barm to either antagonist, one of
the second* aked Swartwout:
•' Are you satisfied, sir f"
'* 1 am not," said he, with more hlunt
ue*a thau courtesy.
They tired aseeond time without effect.
"Are you satisfied, air I" a>ked the
•' No !" thundered Sw art wout.
The uicu fired a third time without any
eflect, when tho same gentleman again po
litely aked Mr. Swattwout If ho waa
" I am not," was the reply ; " neither
shall 1 be until that apology U made which
1 have demanded. I'utd theu, wo must
Swartwout't second then presented a
ptjier containing the apology demanded
for Oiutoa's signature, saying :
'• Wo cannot speud our time iu conver
sation. This paper uiut bo signed, or
'• 1 will not sign auy paper ou the sub
ject," said Clinton, with a Amine*i ami
dignity. "I have no animosity ;aimt
Swan wout. I will willingly shake hands,
and agree to meet ou the score of 1 >i'mcr
Tho fourth fire then took place,
when Clinton's ball struck hi* ob-iinalo
antagonist in the left leg Mow the knee.
" Are you satisfied, sir P tho wounded
was again asked.
Standing firmly at hia post, he answered:
* It is useless to repeat the question.
My determination is fixed, and 1 beg we
While tho surgeon" was extracting the
ball from the opposite -ide of Swart wout'*
leg, Clinton again declared that he had no
animosity against Swartwout, that he wo*
sony lor what had passed, and was willing
to go forward, shake bands, ami bury the
circumstance in oblivion. Swart wout,
however, standing erect at his place, insist
ed upon the wntten apology. A fifth time
they tired, and Cbutun's hall struck his
antagonist In the same leg, but a little
below the former wound.
" Are yon satisfied, sir P' aked the
'•I am not, sir!" replied Swsrtwoul;
Clinton then left his station, threw
down hi* pistol, ami declared that be
would tire no more.
Whereupon Swartwout, turning to his
second, asked what he should do; to
wbich the second replied:
"There t* nothing iurther loft lor you
•ar, but to hsve your wounds drr**v<l."
So the combat ended, and the two
rartic returned in their Imrje* to the
A Nad, Sad Story.
Twenty-five years ago, HV a letter
writer, a company ot young people. farmer'#
son* and daughter#, to the number o!
thirty-two, drove in the early marring
down to the ancient little city o( Am boy,
New Jersey, to embark iu a sloop for a
•ad down the water# ol one of the prettiest
bar# that wash the Atlantic .Rt. Arrived
.it Sandy llook, they feasted, fiibe I and
frolicked and flirted, too, no doubt, for the
wank-tub and the dairy can ncn-r deprive
tb* daughter# ol Eve of tl.cir prerogative.
At the clo*e of the afternoon they prepared
.or a glorious bath iu the surf ol Florida
Grove, the young men retiring round the
point, leaving their fair friend# in unem
barrassed enjoyment of the situation. Upon
their return the yaung larmers aaw a
sight that might well sUiko terror to the
stoutest heart. The ciuel undertow had
sucktd the poor girls down to their deaths,
and the waves had east their bodies on to
the sands from whence they had dashed so
merrily into the roiling surf a short half
hour before as not one of the whole paity
was left alive Sadly the young men hore
the remains of sister, friend and sweet
heart back to their homes, now made de-o
ut# indeed, and wide-spread was the griel
and anguish in the hitherto happy town
ship of Piscataway. There was not a
family that did rot mourn the lo* ola be
loved child and daughter; and such was
rbe shock produced by the terrible occur
rence throughout the whole State oi New
Jersey ttiat the memory oi it is presetved
to this day, and the story told by those
who listens! to it fir-t, perhaps, irora the
lip# ola sorrowlul eye-witnes*.
FOOLED TITKU.—At the stomiboat
wharf a religions meeting was held, and
one gentleman of the city waa offering a
prayer, when the exercises were sudden
ly interrupted by a man fulling or tumb
ling into tho water. There wna a rush
to see what was the matter, wheu the fel
low wan seen plunging about and appar
ently drowniug. Several pieces of tim
ber were thrown him, nnd also a rope,
but he kept sinking and rising, evidently
unable to ace (or unwilling more likely)
tbe means taken to rescue him. At last
two meu jumped in and pushed the tim
ber close to him, when he disappeared
for the tenth time, and it was supposed
ho hod floated under the boat. One of
the men dived nfter liirn, hnt lie was
seen to rise some fifteen yards from
where lie went out of sight, and tho fel
low swam lustily to n boat waiting for
him, into which he tumbled, and the com
rade and the aquatic mountebank pulled
away jeering and laughing at the won
derful feat of fooling goo<l men who
had tried to perform nu set of humanity.
It is questionable whether such lives
are worth saving ; at any rate the mean
fellow deserved to IXJ keel hauicd.—
Fall Jlitri Herald.
DAIRTMKM'S CONVENTION.—A Conven
tion of the dairymen and farmers ol the
State of New York is soon to be held in
New York city. A call has slrcady been
issued by the milk producers, who intend
to take the sale of milk out of the hands
of the middle men, who adulterate it to
such a degree as to render it almost worth
less, and what is of far more Importance,
highly injurious to the consumers. With
that object in view, the dairymen and
farmers will unite and form a protective
association, to bo known as the United
Farmers' Milk Company. The City will
be mapped out into districts, and each
milk producer will take as many as ho
can attend to.
M. Thiers speaking of the dangers
which threaten France said: "Tiiere
are three dangers, and three ouly—radi
calism, Bonapartism, and my death.
The first I do not think very racuaciug ;
the second requires to bo watched over
carefully ; unit as for the third, there is
no question of it." In the President's
opinion, thorefere, Bonapartism may
again be in the ascendant.
THE LBIHH CUP PoTATo.-lf the Irish Cup
Citato which the Editor of the New Eug
ud Farmer says "upon the whdle, is the
beet potato he has ever known," is the
same "Irish Cap "we mod to grow twenty
years ago, it is the poorest iu flavor
smallest in size, and meanest to dig we
ever grew. We should like to have a
description ef our brother editor's Irish
Cap. —Rural Nnc Yorkn-.
Manufacture of (rarker*.
Tho process f manufacturing cracker*
is accomplished almost eUlirely by tho
aid of specially dovUed uiacliinery. Firot
of all, tiie flour is hoisted to one ol Uio
upper floor* of tlie faet< ry, and then
emptied info a large bin ; thetioe it passes
to an elevator which cafrn-a it to a re
volving sieve. Here it is thoroughly silted
of its impurities, and then allowed to fall
through a shoot leading to the mixer.
The latter consists of a cylinder contain
ing a rotary axle ou which knife blades
are fastened. At the opposite end froui
that at which the flour enters, is an opeo
lug through which the mixed dough is
pushed out of the machine by tho action
of the revolving blades. The flour on en
tering the mixer,is immediately moistened
by a stream of water pouring in from
above. Except for the fancy varieties,
flour and water constitute the sole ingre
dieuts, not even salt being added, as it is
•onsiderod that that substance renders tho
biscuits liable to spoil. A* fast a* the
dough is pushed from the mixer, it i* re
ceived iu large msasee by a workman who
passes it through s machine technically
termed the '"baker." This is nothing
more than a pair of heavy metal rollers,
which squeetva the dough into a kind of
thick slu-et. Still further rolling follows
until the material is made into sheets of
about one-half an inch iu thiekursa. The
dough is now ready to be made into
crackers. Once mure it is rolled to bring
it to the exact thickness required, and
then, from between the roller*, travels
under a set of die* which, working
rapidly, stamp out the cracker* iu quanti
ties at s time. Aa fast as the latter are
cut, they slide along on a sheet of canvas,
one workman, removing by band the
dough from between them, w bile another,
u* soon a* a sufficient number are com
pleted paste* a flat tray under thetn, and
places them in the oven, which is a huge
brick compartment, heated lrotn below
by large furuaoe*.Within is an iron wheel
resembling the paddle wheel ol astcauur,
tiays, however, which are so arranged as
to lis always horizontal, taking the place
of the buckets oil the latter. This wheel
revolves bringing each of the trays, of
which there are twelve, in turn before the
open door. Upon these trays tho unbaked
crackers are placed, and those already
flubbed being removed, each batch trav
el* once around the oven, the time occu
pied in so doing being sufficient to admit
of their becoming thoroughly cooked.
They are theu packed in boxes, barrel*,
or tins, and are ready for lire market. A
single or in of the kind above described
will bake one hundred barrels of flour,
made into dough, iu ten hours; and we
are informed thai, with three such civen
in ojuration, as many a* eight thousand
barrel* have been tnade into crackers in
the space of three week*.
A* Avgonott or Msriiawa.—We are
given to understand that the following
anecdote of Cbirlrt M'hc the elder
bu not hitherto been in print in this
country. Matthew* and Talterall were
very intimate, end the greet coin median
wu frequently In the habit of accom
panying hie friend to Newmarket, where,
on one occasion, Maihewe indulged in hie
well known taste tor mimicry, at the ei
penee of Tattereall, during a eale of blood
etock conducted by the latter. •' The
first lot, gentlemen," aaid Mr TattersilL
in a bay filly by Stnolensko," etc. "Thy
first lot, gentlemen,'* echoed Mr.Mathews
in precisely the same tone of voice, " a
bay filly by Smolensko," etc. The auc
tioneer looked somewhat annoyed, hut
proceeded: "What shall we aay to be
gin with I" "What shall w say to begin
with!" replied the echo. Still endeavor
ing to conceal his relation. Mr. Tattersall
inquiringly called out, "One hundred
guineas!" "One hundred guidca*,'
echoed Mathews. "Thank yon, atr."
cried Tatterall, bringing down the ham
mer; "the filly ia yours." Mathews was
considerably taken aback by his sudden
acquisition of "blood stock," and the com
pauy enjoyed thejoke immensely.
A PAKINO FKAT.—A very daring feat
was performed a few days sines on Look
out Mountain, by a young lady from
Nashville. It is customary for all stran
crs visiting the height to hsvo their
photographs taken at ths gallery sitnated
on ths " point," or extreme verge of the
monntain, overlooking the Tennessee
River. Timid persons ate genenaliy con
tent with s position ranging at Iroin three
ts four feet from the edge of the preci
pice, which jots out above the trees
several hundred feet below. The yonng
lady in question was not satisfied with
the common custom, hut with the assis
tance ot the photographer and a friend,
climbed over the verge and stood on the
projecting fragment of rock only six
inches square, within a few feet of the
top of ths hlufT, and looked calmy dowti
frotn the giddy height *nlil her picture
waa taken. One jostle or misstep, and
sh* would havo gone down through the
tree tops and into the valley below. No
other lady has ever attempted the feat,
and we suppose never will.
THE COST OF DRIKKIXO.—Tbe St. Lonta
Krpvblieam furnishes the following; "The
total outlay for lat year's stock of dunks
including native and foreign wine* and
liquor# and malt beverages exceeds
f 162,000,0(10. Tbe profits on this outlay to
deslers loot up the hamlaome sum of
8500,000,000 making the total expenditure
of the people of tbe United States for
drinks .56f2,0(H),000. Ffotn three to lour
hundred able-bodied men are employed
tiebind |the counter of saloons. Those
liccnseil to sell liquors make one in 250 ol
the population, and as each of these has
one or two aids, it Is estimated that one in
shout every 120 of the citisena is engaged
in drink selling. Leaving out women and
children, and making due allowance for
teetotallers, the drinkern are less than
twelve millions in number, and on average
every eighty drinkers support s drinking
establishment and consume four hundred
and sixty gallons of spirits, eighty gallons
of wine and two thousand gallons of bc
annually, and pay about sixty dollai#
A TnrritFFL ALLBOORT.—A traveler
was pursued by a Unicorn. Iu his af
fright lie fell, and as u fallen man,caught
nt whatever was in his way; he caught
the branches of A tree. TIE looked be
fore himself and saw a fearful predpioe.
He looked liaok and saw tho unicorn
ready to destroy him. He looked again
before and saw a dragon with juwa ready
to receive liim. Ho looked to tho roots
of the tree and saw two ruts, one white
and the other black, gnawing alternately
at them. He looked umong the branches
of the tree and saw it filled with poison
ous asps, ready to sting ; but from their
lips dropped honey. Regardless of sur
rounding danger lie caught the honey,
ate it and perished. O man! see here
thyself f the tree is life; the unicorn
denth; the precipice eternity; the dragon
thy destroyer: tlm rats day and night
numbering* tho hours of thv stay on
earth; the asps, thy own had wnssions;
tho honey, pleasure, of which thou par
taketh to thy eternal ruin.
CLAIMS. —The number of claims before
the U. 8. Southern Claims Commission
presented thus far, amount to 1,600, rang
ing from 812 to 8850,000, and averaging
82.500 each. According to law the Com
mission expires on the 8d ot March next,
hut it is said six years will he required
for transacting the business now on hand,
and, under the present bureau system ot
the Department, it may even extend to
The Messengt-r llw.
A be fl< r In at my window,
And voiti flow uui again.
I MUd, a* I pi nod 111 the shadow,
" He * tails no houae of patn."
A Wa without hive or honey,
Of the flelda, a tilinen free.
Dead leaves, or a fluwer-olrown pathway,
Came with a knaoii to ma.
My thoughts flew out of the window,
Following far away
A wL in tha air that waa woven
Of tnviaihla thread* of gray.
Till we tana to familiar pastures.
Where eluver and buttercups spread,
Dog.reaen, the hell-wort, atrawherries :
How long had my youth beets dead t
1 reecCbiasd there my childhood,
As soulless as this wild hae,
Wheu into tha world I wandered.
Holding youth, my all, in fas.
Sow youth and ttn visions have vanished.
There comes this wandering bee,
go soulless he knows not who sent him
To latum a ml to me !
How They Protect Thrmselrea.
Leaving Port Wallace about unuot on
tho evning of the 15th of July, say*
Oen. Custer, vs began our ride east
ward, following tin- line of the overland
stage route. At that date the Kaunas
Pacific JCulwayr was only completed as
fur westward as Fort Hurker. Between
Forts Wallace and Barker we expected
to find the stations of the overland ktsge
company, at intervela of from teu to
fifteen mile*. In time of peace these
-lutious are generally ix-eu|uqd by half a
dusttn employees of the route, embracing
the stablemen aud relays of drivers.
They were well supplied with firearms
ammunition, and every facility for de
feeding themselves against Indians.
The stables were also the quarters for
the meu. Tliey were usually built of
stone, and one would naturally think that
against Indians no better defensive
work would le required. Yet such waa
not the case. Tho hay and other coos
bustibla material usually contained in
them, enabled the savages, by ahooting
prepared arrows, to easily set them ou
fire, sud thus drive the oocu|ianta c utoi
the open plain, where their fate would
soon be nettled. To gturd against snch
an emergency, each station was ordi
narily provided with what on the Plains
is termed s "dug-out," The name
implies the character and description of
the work. The " dug-out" v.-aa com
monly located but a few yards from un<-
of the corner* of t e stable, and was
prepared by excavating the earth so as
to form an opening not unlike a cellar,
which was usually about four feet in
depth, and sufficiently roomy to aocoou
module at clone quarters half a down
persona. This opening was then covered
with earth and loophcded ou all sides at
a height of a few inches above the origi
nal level of the ground. Tbe earth wa
throw i on top until tha "dug-oat"
resembled sn ordinary mound of earth,
some four or five fret in bright. To the
outside observer, no means *p|Mtrrntly
were provided for egress or ingrcs* ; yet
wick was pot the esse. If the entrance
had been made above ground rendering
it ntarsnry for the defenders to itaas
from the stable unprotected to their
citadel, the Indiana would liave posted
thetuaelvei accordingly, and picked them
ofl one by on* as t her should emerge
from the stable. With these arrange
ments for defense a few determined men
could withstand tlic attacks of an entire
tribe of savage*. The recent depreda
tions of the Indians hail so demoralized
the ro.n at the various utatrous that
many of the latter were found dewerted.
their former occupants having joined
their forces with tbueo of other stations.
The ludian* generally burned tits de
MAKIXO A Ltvixo.—lt is said, in th
dy of perplexity, when every one mml
have money, and there is no money to
bo had. Unit it would be an excellent
thir.g to learn to live without means.
Setting aside the aged and hclplca*. such
a situation can hardly bo found. Who,
in this wide world, in this universal
magazine, this great store house, cannot
find means for living? Tin-re is no hon
est, industrious, nvoluto individual but
can find means. Ye who have been lin
gering on, hoping for better days, rouse
tip yonr energies, feel that you bare that
within that may stir you tip to the best
Imrpoaea of life, Resolve to find meana.
t may not bo that the* vriil exactly cor
respond with your taste; but it is an
honest living von are seeking, aud the
world is full of material. The verv
rocks and stone# we tread on, which
Nature scatters so lilterallr, may be con
verted into gold. They are hewn into
a thousand forms, rise into the noblest
structures, tind arc broken into the
maoademixed pavement beneath our font.
And water, the gift of Heaven, is not
suffered to flow idly on, telling it# his
tory in gentle murmurs. It is made the
source of wealth and industry ; it turns
weels, spouts forth in streams, and be
comes s revenue for thousands. Turn
which wav yon will, and tlio world is full
of matcrnls. But those materials must
bo converted into use by those who
think, those who inveut, and those who
MINERAL WEALTH OF VERMONT.—Un
der her mantle of verdure Vermont con
ccala her mineral wealth, to the abund
ance of which no other state in Now-
F.ngfnnd can hold an eqnal claim, lle
ceut olwervation* have l>een made by
one of the loading geologists of Boston,
with the intent to verify the rc|K>rt of
the existence of large amounts of iron
ore in the northern portion of the State,
The quantity of this ore rectus inex
hnustihlc from recent discoveries and
scientific researches. The lead mines
near Holland are also very promising.
A visit to nn iron ore bod in this county
allowed that affairs were progressing in
n favorable manner. A shaft has been
sunk to the depth of forty feet, from
which drills were sent,out in every
direction, under the guidance of n chief
miner. The drifts are walled by timbers
and slnbs to prevent the earth from fall
ing. At the end of each drift a miner
works by the light of a tallow eandle.
In one drift the yellow ochre, the inevit
able accompaniment of this ore, was
being removed ; in another a flue vein
of ore boil been struck ; while a third
developed masses of good manganese.
Tho ore is wheeled in barrows along the
galleries and raised to the sunlight in
baskets propelled by water power.
Within a rod of the shaft the ore is freed
of the ochre l>y a revolving washer, and
aflnlly drawn in long carts over a crazy
road of four miles to tho furnace.
POPULATION or CHICAGO. —The new citX
directory of Chicago will contain 130,000
names, or 20,000 more than lost year.
The publisher estimates that this will give
the city 455,000. It is safe to say that
there are over 430,000 people there. On
the north side, where less than 10,000
were living the day after the fire, there
are now 60,000.
A Colorada party which prospeeted
Arizona pretty, thoroughly on both the
thirty-second and thirty-fifty parallels,
found an abundance of rubies, almnn
dines, chalcedony, and brilliant orystah,
resembling diamonds, bnt they are be.
lieved net to be such.
Indian Hang Robber*.
I do cot profess to ha a lorer of adven
ture. A life of romance and oxciument
may suit one of those eccentric characters
who s|*ak of " roughing it" as something
delightful; hnt, as for toe, the comforts
of cmtijccd life are far more desirable than
all the prairies, jungles, night encamp
ments, and narrow escapes in the world.
It was all very well for Cewper to long
'• for a lodge in some vest wildernoea. some
boundless contiguity of shsde;" but I am
certain that if he ever had succeeded ia
finding such a spot, he would have beaten
a rather liaaty retreat out of it.
l'erhape, my reader, you may think it
rather strange that such a matter-of Cart
sort of person aa I am should have aa ad
venture to tell you about. But truly,
" this life la a difficult riddle;" for, with
out wishing to be a hero, I became one.
You wish to hoar how this banpeoed I
Well, then, wait tUI 1 have lighted a cigar,
and ensconced myaeit comfortably in the
easy chair, and I will spin yon such a
yarn a* will quite astonish von, particu
larly when yon remember that it ootnee
from % solier individual like me.
It was in the days when railways had
not yet made their appearance in India,
that 1 thought of taking a trip frwa
Madras to Hyderabad. Of course, when I
made known my intention to some friends
and relations of mm*, they were quite
shocked at the idea, and warned me vary
•eriously ot the peril attending such an
undertaking; but, strange to eay, nothing
could dissuade me from my purpose; and
on, after making the necessary arrange
menu tor a journey by land, 1 found my
self m route to Hyderabad.
The first few days of my journey were
spent very pleasantly? I enjoyed the
sc-nerr, stopped at every traveler's
bungalow, helped the eld butler—a pen
sioned sepoy—to catch a chicken for my
breakfast, smoked, drank sweet toddy,
•hot at the monkeys that scampered along
the side* of the road and, in £act, did any
thing and everything that would tend to
make the time pas* agreeably.
I had already completed the greater
part of my journey, and was quite elated
with myself at having trawled eo safely,
when on* night—" frahib! bahib!" cried
the Oriental driver, and be jabbered away
in Hindustani to tho effect that a gang of
robber* were rushing down the road to
The first thing I did on hearing this in
telligence was to grope in the darkness
for my rifle; hot To! it was nowhere to
be found, and then it struck me that I
mast have left it at the last traveler**
bungalow. Hero 1 waa in a very an
enviable predicament—the driver had dis-
appeared, and I was alone, unarmed,
and in danger of being murdered by rob
ber* ! On came the Indian brigands; and,
without auy hesitation, pounced on what
SilUe property 4 earned with ma, bound
my hand* log-ether, and dragged me along
with thetn, uil they arrived at a miser
able hut in the heart of the foreet which
bordered the road. The first sight that
greeted me sent a thrill of horror ail over
tny body The skulls and bones of slaugh
tered men were scattered all over the
place. It ws* then only that I perceived
the extent of my danger ; and my on*
picfont regarding tho villains' intentions
towards me were too well founded. I
overheard a conversation, in which thoy
spoke of maltMf ass a wwrylaf to their
Hy the time I had reached the interior
of the but I was in a stele of desperation.
What Was ItoJo f How vu Ito escape i
These were questions that greatly per
plexed me. But suddenly hope beamed
in my heart. Among the fevr thing# I
brought with me in the tran-it was a pret
ty large eized box of opium, which I had
anticipated selling to a Hyderabad mer
chant. Well, I guessed the robbers had
a peculiar liking for this commodity, from
the appearance of their bloodshot eyes
and unnatural thickness ot speech. Here
was the very thing. If I could only dia
cover where the article in question was,
I might yet be ell right 1 scanned the
interior of the but and in particular the
heap of thing* which the robbers had
taken from tbe transit when, to my de
light, I beheld the box of opium, 1 was
looking for. Without losing a moment,
I addressed the robber* in their o*rn lan
guage. telling them that among my thing*
there was a box ot opium, and that, as I
did not feel very well. I should feel obliged
if they would hand me a small quantity
U> swallow. A* soon as they received
this piece of information, the whole gang
of them—there were ten altogether—rush
ed to the box indicated, and attacked ite
content* in tbe greedieet manner poetible.
It was quite evident that they had not
touched their favorite narcotic for a long
time. One by one tbey gradually fell
back in a state of stupefaction, at first
smiling quite benevolently on each other,
and finally sinking into a deep slumber.
Now WAS the time to ant. Caotloosly
rising from my seat, I contrived, by dint
of searching to find a knife, with which I
riddled myself ef the ropes which bound
me. In one corner of the hot I found a
clumsy iron instrument, resembling a ham
mer ; this 1 picked up, and with it aimed
a Wow at th* strongest of the ercw.
But 1 had not been cautious enough.
Another gang ol robbers—evidently com
rades of tlioaa 1 had been captured by—
happened to pass the hot when I delivered
my blow; and seeing what I waa about
rushed in, brandishing their awordt, all
bent on revenge.
Although I was aware of my peril, I
determined to make a stand and defend
myself. Wielding tha iron instrument
about, I struck right and left, at every
blow knockingdownonaof my assailants.
But they seemed to muster strong, and 1
felt that I could aol hold out much longer.
Gradually my strength failed; and, with
one final' blow of my ponderous Imple
ment ot warfare, I sank down exhausted
—my head wasswimming—l felt the sharp
edge of a sword on my back, snd then
knew that all would baovsr, when—bangl
bang! I recollect nothing more—only
waking suddenly as if from a dream, and
finding myself in the residence of tlie
police inspector attached to the illstrict I
had been traveling through. A doctor
was standing near me.
"Ihm't move," said he. "You have
been severely wounded; but, by careful
attention will soon be all right."
Presently the inspector himself csme
up, and then 1 learned from him that, on
the very night f had been attacked, he was
searching KIR a gang of robbers who had
been disturbing the district at that time,
murdering and robbing every one they
found ; and that, while he was prosecuting
the sesreh, my transit driver came run
ning up to him, and explained the partic
ulars of my capture. On hearing this,
the inspector, accompanied by a dozen
policemen, followed the tracks of the rob
bers, which were easily seen, till they
arrived at the hut where I was defending
myselt. The inspector had seen the dan
ger 1 was in, and fired a shot at one of
the robbers who was in the act of stab
bing me. Immediately the whole gang
dispersed, bnt were captured. I was
found in a state of insensibility, with a
wound in my back, and had been forth
with conveyed to the inspector's house.
I msde a lengthened stay at the honse
of my kind preserver. Medical treatment
finally tended to the perfect restoraionof
my health; but I suffered a long time
after from msnt*i ahock I received that
night I thanked the inspector very
warmly for his bravery and kindness to
Five of the robbers were hanged and
the rest transported for life. Of coarse 1
figured very much in the papers; and on
TEKMS : Two Dollar* n Year, in Advance.
my return to Madras, instead of bring
etßMiicd for not following the advice ot
wiser friends. I was weieomed as s hero.
I am now in a pleasant up country to
tioc to fioaihern India; and often of an
evening, a* I think over the events Of the
past, I remefhher with a shudder my ad
venture with India gang robbers.
Queer Punishment la (tormaay.
A curious work on "the humorous
element in German law," by O. Otoake,
baa just been published at Berlin. The
author dmcribea the pun tab moot* which
were inflicted in various parta of Ger
many, in some casce up to a very recent
period, with the object of humiliating
the culprit, and exposing him to public
; ridicule. A common punishment was
i that of going to procession through the
streets of a town or Tillage to a drees
covered with imagee of swords, vkif.
rods, and other implements of corporal
chastisement In Hease women who had
beaten their husbands were mode to ride
backwards on a donkey holding his tail,
on which occasion toe animal was led
though toe streets by the husband,
flu* custom rfitted to Darmstadt ap to
the middle of the seventeenth century,
and was so common that a donkey was
kept always ready for the purjguio is the
capital and the neighboring villages.
If the woman struck her has hand to sari)
a manner that ha oould not ward off the
Wow. the donkey was led by the maa
who had charge of him ; If not, then by
the husband himself.
At St. Guar a miller was allowed a.
certain quantity of wood from the forest
belonging to tha town, to reiaru for
which he waa bound to supply a donkey
to the municipality whenever required
for the chastisement of s scolding wife
Another very old custom was that of
punishing a hen-pecked husband kgr re
moving the roof of his house, an the
ground that " a man who allow* his
wife to rule at home does not d#eere
any protoetios against wind and weath
er. If two women fought to public
they were each put in a sort ri posed
sentry-box, which only left tbif bead
exposed, and then posted oppotflte to
eac j other in the market-place, where
they remain for an boor face to fa ha, but
unable to use their bauds or feet j
A common punishment for aflbratng
women was the •• shameful stooev'fwtuah
wae hung round their necks. T hia atone
was usually in the shape of a bottfe. At
libellers and slanderers ■'*
compelled to stand on a block and strike
themselves throe times on the mouth a*
a sign of repentance. This enstran still
existed thirty or forty year* flgu. In
some towns toe "shameful stout" war
to the shape of a loaf, whence the Ger
man saying, "a heavy bit of bread"
(eto achwerer bissen brod). At latbeok
it was to tbe shape of an oral dish, and
in other places in that of a woman put
ting out her tongue. Huch s '.ottos wet#
usually very heavy ; uncording 'to the
law of Dortmund and Halber*tafl (1S48)
tbey were to weigh a hundreff weigh
Those who were wealthy could tprchwe
exemption from this punishment with
a bag full of hops tied with a roWribbon.
PLANUS Daws GOODS, —figured
goods are eonapicioaK amongfktl ira
portationa for suits. Tbe rieLemfabric*
brought to the country era yorervd
with arabesques danundi fig irefrO# the
same, or a lighter tint than the around.
These show what is called toeoa at goods
—that m. with the figure wiosgbt by
the loom; brocbe goods with fc de- n
like embroidery done by sepailte bob
bins ; and raye figures, damask Wrought
is stripes. Sieilienne, a reppef fabric
of silk and fine woal. introduced last
year, is again brought out in the quaint
brouxe, reseda, and peacock colors, bul
is too eostlv ever to become common.
It is intended for polonaises af street
Kuita, and is also in pale tints for even
ing over dnsM*. Plain Bicillenne is
shown, and airo Sieilienne fnetxiDC,
overwrought with arabesque* and intri
cate tracery. Another novelty is
Sieilienne crape, with the ground
crinkled like China crape, and. partij
covered with damaak figures wrought to
lighter shades. A soft, rich, antique
looking silk, called grot d'Eccaae, is im
ported to the dark stylish colon for
Knits. This also shows heavy damaak
OLD GSKMAX Law.— A work by IT err
Gierke on "The Humorous Element to
German Law* 1 was recently published at
BcHto, and contains, among other inter
esting matter, deacriptioa* of the punish
ments to which delinquent* were subjected
in old tiroes. However ludicrous some ot
these inflictions may eeem to toe Germans
of Bismarck's day, they mutt have been
anything hot funny to those who suffered
them. ITp to toe middle of toe seventeenth
century it was the custom in Hease to seat
a woman who had beaten her goodtnan
on a donkey facing the tail, which the
was made to grasp firmly, and to this po
sition she went through the town, her
hut-band leading toe d<mkey. Men who
persistently allowed themselves to be
henpecked had the roofs of their houses
removed, on the ground that a man who
Serin its his wife to rale at home does not
eserve to he protected from wind and
weather. Slanderers and libel era were
made to stand in public on a block, and
strike themselves three times on the
month as a token of repentance.
A New Sect.—A Russian paper sav*
that a new sect has been discovered at
Pskoff. It was founded s short time ago
by a monk named Serspbim, who had
run away from his monastery with a
considerable sum of money belonging to
his order. Seraphim preached tbe aim
pie and conveoitot doctrine that no one
could enter toe Kingdom of heaven
without sin, and be accordingly soon
made a great number of converts. One
of the practices of the new sect is to cut
the back hair of tbe woman very abort,
and then arrange it in the form of a
Ktar. What is the origin of this custom
is not known, but it bus been malicious
ly insinuated that as the female mem
bers only of the sect were so treated, the
object is to enable ite founder to make
a handsome income by selling their hair
for chignons. Seraphim has now been
arrested, and will shortly be tried as a
religious importer at St. Petersburg.
INCREASE IN GOLD. —The Financial
Chronicle thus speculates on the increased
price of gold : On the whole the stock
of gold in the comnv—rial world haa
lieen increased since 1848 by 2,533 mil
lions of dollars, and has received an
average addition of 101 millions a year
instead of 25 or 30 millions aa previously.
The London Economist calls attention to
the fct that however active waa the pro
duction of gold the activity of the mints
was greater still, as the coinage of the
world since 1848 has been 33,000,000,000,
of whiih 31,000,000,000 has been coined
by France alone.
MlXED. —There are two merchants in
Grcenfl 'ld, Mass., whose stores are in
close proximity; each owns the building
in which the other Jins his store, and
when one is disposed, as landlord, to
crowd his tenant a little, retaliation
comes quick and sura They have
warned each other out of their respective
promises about once a quarter for the
last year or two, but still they stick, and
most likely " will fight it out oa that
•tine" through life
Fart* and Fancies.
Daniel Draw It worth *25.C00,000.
VaaderWlt'a daily tocoma la fllCtO.
A eat at Learnt worth. Kansas, put a
burglar to flight.
A bad atvlo of arithmetic—Dtvidoa
The fashionable color of England 1* a
•bade of light buff called Isabel.
The harvest in Bnaria ha* turned oat
: ranch better than waa expected.
12,208,006 ton* of coal ware exported
from Great Britain during last year.
A little temper to aueb flood thing in
wire* that thev naw ought to loae it.
Tigitanee committees for the ersdtoa
tiou of lightning rod men are forming in
In England, enUy, • Mebirated
breeding blood bono aohl for Wo,ooo
in gold, tb highest prion me? paid.
Knowledge and timber shouldn't ha
mneh uaed till thay aw aaaaonwf
Hot mm. a
The trial of Marshal Baaaine of
France, fl commeuee in October.
Two hundred witoeuea will be called.
The man who mac before sunrise baa
dome to the coedtuioo that the row
that aU are pratoing to not the row for
81* young Kentnddana %o own a
crop of tobecoo each are to decide by a
shooting match who shall have the
The manufacture of ice in New Or*
leans to aaid to be a success, and has
been the m*"" of wdoctng the price to
$8 per ton. 1
Two things indicate an obaou.ro under
standing—to be ailo.it when we ongrt
to coewww, and to apeak when wa
ahonid be silent.
Among the talde-glrta at one of the
down-East wa'eriug places aw fifteen
school teacher*, who thus employ their
A hand of Apaches lately attacked a
aetUonMot on the Sau Pedro Hirer. An
_ ' * * 1 at. - . a.a I
zona, lint were wpal*>by the sstuers,
who killed three ofriem.
An Albany mjofWer has three times
bad a ban<l w/jMßfpOtl watch, whioh was
a present tffwu, stolen, and in each in-
TVefbmths bad a dinner at Pittsburg
s while ago. The first toast ww "Pooa
fw>ota— H> even Wees bar for wring the
Smiths to this country."
There are 80,000 lew cattle in Main#
now than ten years ago, cauaedbya sne
isaiihn -f light hay crops. This par
there to a good crop in that State.
Connecticut should be credited with
the toxics fisherman. Hie indiridoal
in question tins Wi fl*h line to hi* dog.
and wben be gets a bite, kicks the dog.
In the open air when a thunder storm
is progressing, and no abetter near, the
beet course to to ptae* one's self at •
moderate distance from some tall trees.
Joseph McEtooy, a gambler late of
New Orleans ww shot dead by Paul
Kens, a prominent vine grouwr of Los
AngCloa, Col. in a quarrJ about poli
Emma; "Father can you my what Mr.
Beddsaidto Wa tittle girl ?" Tatber ;
Of oonwe I can, what was it f" Em
m ■ •' He aaid ban's * kirn and thaw's
Bouse tngeutooa observer hw discover
ed that lharo torn twulMe*ee®Waee
between a baby sad wheat, siaee it w
fira cradled, thee tfarwhed. and finafly
qaoomes the flower of the family.
A man and his four boy* ware lately .
wpstscd on a harg* near Wheeling.
Western Virginia, and the father kept
hi* four sou* tip until they were rescued,
and then iafl beek and ww drowned.
A party ofbuigiawsaciaeasfully robbed
lbs Third National Bank of Baltimore of
a wy large eum, the exact amount of
which has not yet been ascertained, "
though it to placed at about f 103,000.
A modest hseUetor says all he should
ask in a wife should be a good temper,
sound health, good understanding,
agreeable physiognomy, pretty figure,
good connection*. domestic habits, re
source* of amusement, good spirits,
convermtiosal talents, elegant manner*,
and money. S?
Heart dfoesac, osialysto. and nervous
exhaustion aw the diseases that make
havoc on the Pacific ©oast, .and break
down men apparently in the prime of
life. The climate a stimulant, lead
ing men on to do their utmost, and
<LceltfaHv 1 earing them to die, when
they break down.
A gentleman, addicted to scientific
inquiry, hw di score red that thirty thiee
.toys complete the cycle of the potato
bug gyueiation ; that seven hundred of
the critt-ts aw the average product of
one female, from which thefamilygrows
in the seoond generation to 245,009, and
in the thud to 85,700,000.
Another new planet has been discov
ered, tile one hundred and twenty-fourth
of the group of the Asteroids. It i
bright, shining as a star of the tenth
magnitude, and its position one boor
after midnight, was In 22h., 21m., 22% of
the right amensioe, and in 7(K IT juid
30" of tha tooth declination.
The Court of Impeachment at Sara
toga, announced that Judge Barnard bad
been found guHty, removed, and dis
qualified from holding office. Keen.
Lord and Johnson only, voted in tha
negative. On the article charging oon
spiracr between Barnard, Fisk, and
others*the rote was utuaimoaaly "not
Large nnmber* of Dublin poor are
perishing for want of bread, in conse
quence of a strike of the jornejmea
bakers for higher wages. The most in
tense excitement prevails, and hundreds
of women are in the streets inclined to
riot and pouring imprecations upon tha
heads of Hie master bakers. Attacks up
on the shops ate feared.
New York Faaklen Hates.
Black velvet wristlets are fashionable,
and are very pretty with loose sleeved
Flowing si ceres are cut half long and
are generally confined to their over
dresses. There has been little change
for several years past in the outlines of
waists and sleeves.
Morocco belts in black, brown, green
and red, aw very much worn and are
In the shape of novelty, very wide
sashes, of black faille, terminate in edges
fringed with different colored silks.
These sashes called oemtures jardinieres,
are worn with colored toilets, and may
be used to loop up the skirt. Others
are fattened a little oa one aide, and ter
minate in long, drooping loops. The
latest novelty in sash ribbons, are those
in plain colors or ptoided, or watered.
Very styliah suits for little boys of
eight and nine years aw now made of
navy bine flannel and trimmed with
Plaited blouse waists with short bas
ques open on the hips will be worn this
fall msde to cashmere, silk or alapaca.
Sometimes the plaits aw edged with nar
row lace, but a stripe of black velvet
ribbon dividing the pints, to very eflec
tiVte. A box plaited blouse was shown
made, of white alpaca, the plaits separ
ated with velvet ribbon, and edged with
narrow white toce. The front and deep
culls were fastened with large velvet
buttons. This style of waist forms an
elegant finish to a black silk skirt and
overskirt, and can be worn aD winter.
It is hinted that black silk dresses will
lie very mnch ruffled, and that the ruf
fles are to be lined with colored silks.
This is certainly an excellent taste, and
will no doubt be well patronized.
A broad sash of black velvet, though
so heavy a material, wa not ungraceful
even with so airy aigbric as tulle,
The newest and prettiest style of hat
we have seen lias a high crown, with a
doping brim about three . inches in
width. This brim is lined with velvet,
the color as the taste of the wearer may
dietate, and turns np dose to the crown
at each side. A band of velvet encircles
the straight crown, with a broad end
falling over the back, while high up at
the side is placed handsome ostrich
feathers. This shaped hat is very be
coming to most faces, and has a stylish,