The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, November 22, 1872, Image 1

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Bowie ai the garden gate.
Peild the daiey leaeea M* rt: *
"He eooiee, come* not, he come*,' " ringa "he
" Patience now, my foolieh heart;
For daisy lea vex teU tralh, yon know j
My low and I will Had it #o.
•• Birdie, in the tree fcbove.
Keep w*t<h and tee if he be near:
The ghgdouw round mo tenser grow -
Mia time my lot or should be here,
flh, da in leaves, tU yet once more
That which yon told to mc before."
Ah! What it it Beasia h<ar,
Thai her checks arc dimpling a>\
Standing at the Rrda ga<\
While tha shadows longer grow
Mw< yon the truth did tell;
Wo haw found it not *o well."
Only Acroa* the River.
land wliefdjU• angvla
And our loved one* are garnered forever,'
White aong* of datHtranco in full anlho-na
swtil, >|l
Where sorrow* **r eotne, their Joya to dia
jxd ;
It ia only tctoaa the tiver.
There's* lieaiynb rest, s heme of.Might,
of where saints, clothed In
I white,
Kejoice in ths gooduesa of God, dsy and
night; ,*.
. a >' It is only screes the river.
Tht rswoAsnsiens prepared ito the holy and
T*xu from earth, death their spirit* shall
When those vrho in Christ to the end, shall e
* Shalt dwell In His pm—lf fbrevcr aeenre ;
It is cud; serves the river. j
There's a robe and a crown in that beautiful
Which Jeans, the glorious giver.
Shall bestow upon those who are worthy to f
at and,
When probation is post, tt ths Father's right
11 is only serosa the river.
Then we'll Aar net the gloom that hides the
brirfet shore.
For Christ shall be there to deliver,
And guide us in safety, though billows msy ,
B* the light of Hit love, the dark water* •
It ia only aeroas the river.
" I dare say, Gracte, yon have by this
time, made up your mind as to what you j
propose doingt" said Airs. Manning, in a 1
half doubtful manner, gliding into herj
ueice's chamber and furtively casting her
eyes over its rich and delicate appoint-!
"Yes. auntie, I believe I bare," re-j
turned the yonng eW, locking up hastily
from a just-finished noto on berVacfitoire.
sad rising to -offer some courtesy to her
"And pray what is HF said Mrs.
Manning, peering searching!)" into the
tender blooeyes of her neice, and evoking
from her a treacherous blush. " Yon hnve,
at least, taken long enough to come to a
Grace turned away to avoid tie gaze of
Mrs. Manning, ami a happy couplet recur
ring to her memory, she smiled pleasantly
under the deepening blush, and gaily sang :
"And of the choice who can doubt,
OA testa w.tU love or throne* without."
A frown ns% ed the questioning ex
pression on Mrs. Manning's countenance, j
and, reddening with anger, eke said :
*• And so lam answered F* " You will'
marry Osear Howard t"
" That ia my intention, aunt, 1 ' said <
Grace, firmly.
"And will throw away alt chancee for j
an alliance vrith William Duncan?"
m " Without doubt, auntie."
"And per consequence " said Mrs-
Manning, a cold, sarcastic sneer distorting !
the symmetry of her beautiful lips.
Hut Grace would not allow her aunt to ;
finish her sentence.
"Mast arrange at once to seek other I
shelter than my uncle's roof. I feel—l
know this."
&>r a moment a look of tenderness
swept over the face of the fashionable,
worid-lovfcg woman. A sudden rush of j
recollection brouirht befbre her the death- ;
beil of her only sister, and the words with
which she committed to her the charge of
bur only child—a liule cherub of two
year*, that hid its flaxen ringlets on
auntie's bosom, and wept herself sick
when they shut up pretty mamma in the
All the wiheing gracefulness, all the
tender affection of this child's childhood !
and youth came up before her heart's j
vision, and she doubted whether her own 1
conscience would justify her, or whether
her own happiness would be materially
increased by proceeding harshly against
berueice. Bat the world came in with
its cruel cynicism; ?be had never loved, I
herself; but aha waa rich and evied, and
to place her p>n: ilese niece in the same 1
position, would, ia her tetimatioo, be ful-1
filling all the requirements of her adop
And then the voice of her dying sister
stole up like broken chords of sweet
mask, through her soul:
"If my little girl ahould live to be a i
women, do not force her heart, Emily.!
Do not let her be sacrificed in marriage to
any consideration, but the holy one, which
should rule m the bridal. / married a,
poor man—my family discarded me for it i
—but I was happy; and now lam going
to meet the husband of my lore, where
marriage is eternal."
The brown, fringed lids closed over the
violet eyes, the pale lips murmured :
"Lord, Jeftm, peer ire— my—spirit,"
A seraphic briflKnci-s flashed over the
pale face, and 'tile spirit of Marian Stan-!
ley had joined its love.
Mrs. Manning remembered all this, and, i
closing her eyea against
niece for a few moments, sathdJPig com
munioQ with her own soul. It was over.
She get ap aud, without a word, left the
room, returning almost immediately.
"If It must be," she said, cooly,
- " hasten your preparations," laying before |
her niece a well-Ailed portemonuaie.
"Thank you, aunt/said Grace, dedd-1
edly; returning the-pocket-book to her
aunt, " I shall not need the contents of I
' - this. Ia the station that I shall fill, as the j
wife of a merchant's clerk, I shall not!
need a costly wardrobe, and it you will
permit, what I have already will answer
all lay purposes. Under the circum
• stances, I cannot think of accepting a sin
gle dollar from you."
"Grace Stanley," said Mrs. Manning,
sharply, "what will the world aay of met"
w Nothing, aunt, but that your niece
waa ungrateful, disobedient and rebellious
—neither of which, thank God, ahe is—
and deserve*! expulsion from your roof,
with all the penalties that attach to self
will and waywardness."'. *
In the meantime she had doßDed her
cloak and bonnet, and taking the note to
Danton, in which she had toM him of her
intention to marry another, she bent over
and, kissing her aunt's forehead, rushed
down stail's and was soon tnrouie to the
t° r e Osgfw HowJM was em
< >n street eha mat Willian. Danton.
who drove up in a flashing phaeton, drawn
by a paff 6f sleek, dappled bays, that
seemed to scorn the earth upon which
their dainty feet rested. Beside him sat
a weTl-kept, liveried coachman, while all
the appointments of the equipage evinced
not only the wealth, but good taste of the
But about him there waa an alt of reck
lessness and insouciance against which the
pure soul of Grace Stanley revolted.
Driving up to the pavement, he leaped
from his seat and stood beside her.
"Oh, dear, how lucky!" he exclaimed.
" I was just going up to take you out, but
—r—r Ah! I see. You are not dreseed
for a drue," casting his fastidious eyes
down upon her plain street drees, " and,
upon my soul, i couldn't think of taking
you oat without A chance of better dis
play tharrtliis," laying Ids hand npon her
aegfrstl sfntedcloak, and glancing
• uir w her equally negative bat. " But,
Grace," be took occasion to wisper, "I
FRED. KURTZ, Editor outl Proprietor,
.Hfcprrr much wish to sec von thlfjnofn
e-wne to W'irtfi sort of a .rawKM < Mr
njf.iir# tit ess*r. The okl sr%r|M>r says 1
must ir#t married; go to HfSandwich
Island*; Jo something- Hop thia la*y
dog's lift.. lam spending to much of his
tnooojr,* 1 etc.
Ho laughed, and, forgetting whore h
*, caught tip (> race's hand, much to bar
disgust. With an effort she withdrejMsit.
and as calmly aa possible,
"Thanks," she said, "Mr. Dauton.
Were 1 eer so appropriate)/ derated, 1
could not drive out with you this alter
noon; and as to our ojfair M txrur , you
will have a note from me to-morrow that
will define my position. 1 have put ow
in the post since coming out. 1 wiah you
a pleasant drive. Good-bye!"
And releasing her hand, she threw a
thick veil OTerhcr face, and walked ra
pidly nntil she reached the atore. When
she entered, ahe sent to Oaoar Howard a
notice at once of her presence; but he
Wing busy, she sat beeide one of the
counters nntil he eould come to her.
During this time she wa* busy with
thought. He whole life had Wen sur
rounded with luxury, but nevertheless it
was one of dependence. Would she be
less dependent by giving up the luxury to
which ah* had been accustomed to, be
cause the wife of a man wholly depen
dent upon his salary as a merchant'* clerk?
"Yes," she answered to herself; "a
wife should be a help and not an incnm
Sranee to her husband, and a helpmate I
am resolved to be ;" aud a look of smiling
res*lre overspread her teat urea, as Oscar
Howard approaching recalled her trom
her abstraction.
" What has brought you here this after
noon, Grace I" he said tenderly, his quick
intution not failing to note something un
usual ia her manner.
" Are you ready, Oscar, ts be married?"
she asked, in a wisper.
"Not exactly, dearest," he wispered.
44 1 have been trying to summon eoursge
to ask of Mr. loicy an increas* of salary
in prospect; 1 wish to make yoa as com
fortable as possible."
"We must get married at once," she
said, firmly,-" without regard to your
"Well." he answered, in return, "to
morrow, if need be," feeling that she had
been impelled to her course by some un
questionable motive.
"Then to-morrow evening, at seven
o'clock, at Church, let it be, Bring
some ol your friends as witnesses, and
with a single female friend, I shall meet
you. Do not fail."
She extended her hand to him across
the counter, drew her veil over her lace,
sod with tears of mingled emotions brim
ming her eyes, she passed out of the store,
and .hastened her steps to the house of
her friend, to engage her services.
From this interview, Oscar Howard
retired to the private office of his em
plover. He wa* pale and agitated; ami
thinking the excellent young man wa*
ill, Mr. Lacy sprang up from hi* jwat
at his desk to offer him a glass of iced
water. Declining the courtesy and
taking the seat indicated by Mr. Lacy,
Howard said:
" I have come to speak to yon upon
some- very important business. I am
about to be married, sir, and "
" Ah,"said his employer; "and "
"I miust make bold to ask a small in
crease of my wages."
Mr. Laey's voice assumed a tone of
"Have you never saved anything from
your salary, Mr. Howard?"
"Not until tbe last six months, sir.
Up to that time I supported my invalid
mother. Since her death, I have man
aged to save cne-half every month."
"Indeed! I did not know yon had a
"Yes, sir; and, could my individual
wish have been considered only,l would
have kept ber here for all time. But
she was a terrible sufferer, ond her re
lease, though it left my life very deso
late, gave me n measure of comfort."
"And who are vou to marry?"
"Miss Stanley.''
"Not the niece of Manning, the ban
"The same, sir."
"How is this, Howard?"
"I love her, and she lows me. That
is all, Mr. Lacy."
"And will not Manning do something
for his niece?"
"Nothing, sir, if she married me."
"She could not marry a more worthy
Thanks. Mr. Lacy; bnt she might
marry a very much richer one."
"And who is that?"
"Williim Danton."
"Yes,l see; the son of Manning's part
ner. He has money, position, good
looks—everything; this is passing
"I am inclined to think so myself, Mr.
"And yon think your sslary is not
sufficient to snpport a wife brought up
in the manner in which Miss Stanley was
reared? I fear, Howard, yon have made
a mistake."
"1 have no fear, sir," said the young
man, confidently. "Grace Stanley is
made of tbe material of which every true
woman should be made; and, in her ac
ceptance of me, she is fally acquainted
with my situation and prospect* in life.
Yet 1 should like to surprise her with a
few more comforts than she has reason
to expect."
"Yon are invaluable to me, Howard,"
6aid Mr. Laev, "and without this incen
tive I shotilif have doubled your salary
in the Spring. Two months in atlvance
cannot break me. Consider that settled,
then,from thi* time,and God bless yon."
Mr. Lacy shook Howard's hanu and
bowed him out.
• • "• • • *
In the dimly lighted elinrrk—while
almost all the city sat around their nuts
and wine at well fil'ed boards—Grace
Stanley's was a solemn, nud scarcely a
cheerful wedding. Yet tliere was no
trace of sadness upon the young bride'a
countenance—only the pare and holy
emotion which should fill a heart re
nounced to another; while in Oscar
Howard's smile, when the few friends
around offered their congratulations,
there wa* the trinrnph of bappinea-.
It waa something like a nine day's
wonder among the fashionable friends
when tI HI fmnoiracement wa* made
tbrougjjh the city jiapere, and some re
fused positively to credit the rumor.
'Tmpoesiblel" fftid one and another—
manoeuvering mammas, womeu of the
world, marriageable daughters, and as
tute fortune hunters. "Mrs. Manuing
is far too sagacious for a thing of that
kind to happen within the range of her
power. As long ns Mr. Manning knows
the value of moDey, and lin< any regard
for social position, such a marriage
could never take place from his house."
"Perhaps they wished to get rid of
her ; she was only nn orphan niece,''
said a lady in whose bosom was a very
small share of human kindnesv.
"But un adopted child," said a listen
er. "From Mr. Manning's own hps I
have heard he intended to make her his
"And young Danton was said to bo a
"Very incomprehensible—very!" said
an old society hanger-ou around drawing
rooms of the rich.
And eo went the gossip of Grace Stan
ley's quondam friends, while she busied
liersab in turning to advantage all the
simple appointments o( her contrasted
and contracted apartments on the third
a • r.- • i jyfcgff * gt -
floor of * plain but genteel boarding
At the displeasure of her adopted
put cuts ib waa deeply gnuvrd: but
Uaidc from this, littdo rvoked she what
[the babbling world ©utalde babbled
aUmt. She waa happy How
ard' love; she was con touted with btr
simple man nor of livmg; aud day paa*el
into weeks, and weeks into months, aud
ttouth* into year*. with no dimtuutiou
Jo bor contentment, uo diwiuutiou to
bar bappiut***.
llut not long waa Oscar lloward'aa
very much "pent ur I'tica." With bis
doubled salary ho round at the end of
the tint six mouth* after marriage, he
bad no petty aunt laid by in the saving*
At the end of one year they were en
abled to exchange their single third
floor back room in their boarding house
for acv my suburban cottage. Tuo next
exchange bv virtue of the young "olive
branches" that were spriugiug up around
their board, waa to a suburban cottage
more commodious.
A few judicious outside investments
had much increased the young roau's
finances ; and when physical aud mental
affliction had rendered business burden
some to Mr. Laey, he offered a partner
ship to hi* chief clerk, which in a short
time became an equal one, aud the firm
of I amy A Howard hail the name of oue
of the strongest iu the city.
Hy th'a tins# a great financial crisis
waa making gigantic strides toward the
very heart of the money market. Men
looked pale and anxious, shook their
heads doubtfully, and gloomily watched
the cloud continued to spread and
blacken the financial firmament, until it
stood directly over the great mouey
mart,enveloping thouaaudi iu its sombre
• 'They say that the house of JM. inning
A Danton, too, ia likely to go down in
the vortex," aaid one to another, care
lessly, as Grace He.ward stood on tbe
curb stone before her door, awaiting the
coming of her carriage around the cor
nor. She had then a home ia one of
the principal aveuues of the city—her
husband's duties not allowing a resi
dence more remote. *
"It caunot be," said ths other. "That
is one of the moat reliable houses ou the
"Bnt has been ruined by the reckless
uess'of ths youngest partner. You will
remember the firm is now Manning,
Danton A Son. It has beon only twelve
months since Danton, Jr. has been one
of the firm; but they tell mo he has not
ouly squandered money moat fearfully
in all specie* of dissipation, but hs ha*
made injudieiou^investments; and more,
is strongly suspected of fraud in more
than a single instance."
"1 am sorry for the sake of Manning,
that this is so. He is au old man, and,
1 believe, an honest man."
"Yet they ssy hia house cannot sur
vive another day's run upon it."
"Terrible!** exclaimed tho listener.
"Can't they get help?"
"Not with William Dan ton's fingers
in their monev bogs."
"Terrible!" again exclaimed tbe sec
ond mm. and shaking bonds, one went
up aud the other down the street, leav
ing Grace Howard to digest the unwel
come news of ber ancle's business condi
tion as best she might.
The carrrisge so long delayed, now
stood before her.
"Drive to Mr.Howard's store at once."
she nervously ordered the driver.
Grace was still nervous and agitated
when she entered her husband's pres
"Tell me, Oscar," the asked, with s
tremor iu her Toire, "how much money
I sm now the possessor of, in my owu
"Twenty two thousand dollars."
"Can I have the use of it?"
"Assuredly, my dear; it belongs to
yoti; bnt what do you wish to do with
"I have beard that my uncle wae in
serious financial danger."
"And #o liave I," said her hnshantl.
"1 must see him my few thouaaud*
may be of some help to him."
•'Grace," raid her busliand, sternly,
"he has ntterly ignored vour existence,
since your marriage, ami will you now
expose yourself to injury and insult?"
" My uncle is in trouble now, ()*car.
I cannot forget his more than fatherly
kindness in my childhood and youth.
In marrying yon, I disappointed all the
expectations they bad reared, for wealth,
faahion, and worldly poaition for me ;
and while I can never blatne myself for
obeying the dictate* of my own heart, 1
dare not cherish a feeling of resentment
toward them. If my money—inconsider
able as it is—will be of service to my
nncle, he must now have it."
She held her lips up for herlinshand's
kiss, and, being driven rapidly, soon
wa.* landed at the door of her unrJe's
Among the eager crowd that thronged
tko door-steps, each man with a certifi
cate of dejioait nervously clutched be
tween bis fingers, she mtde her way
into hia presence. His eyes glassed over
with tears, ts they fell upon her palo
face. Mr. Mauing had grown old, weak,
aud childish, within a week ; and he
wonld fain have laid bis silvered, aching,
care-worn bead upon the bosom of hi*
adopted child, and craved forgiveness
for all his cruelty and neglect. The
iron had entered his aoul, and he was a
better man—a softened roan.
" Can 1 aee yon a moment, nn*lo ?"
said Grace, heating lmck, with a look,
the crowd that pressed forward, in silent
determination, to secure securities lie
fore leaving the office. " Can I see-you?
1 must see yon a moment privately."
Leaving Danton, Br., to battle with
their creditors, her uncle led the way
into his pnvate office and boltei the
" Ilow is it with yon, nnelo ?" she
suid. Tell me all 1 Tell me the worst 1
Tell me quickly !"
" Another day, Gracie," said her
ancle, gloomily, will end the struggle,
and I shall be bankrupt. Thi* would
not have been, even now, hut William
Danton has been a defaulter for a large
amount, disappearing with the greater
portion of the assssta of tho firm, just
previous to the crisis. If I had but a
small amount, could last through one
more day, and satisfy my creditors, 1
could easily re-establish myself in the
fublic confidence. Bat wliv should
grieve yon with this, my child ? You
cannot help me."
" I can help you some, perhaps, uncle.
Would twenty thousand dollars be of
any service to you ?"
He started to his feet, snd grasped
her hand like a vise. " Twenty thousand
dollars would save me from ruin."
'• Yon can have it, then, by one
Without another word she rushed from
tbe banker's office, and giving an order,
in an hasty voice, to her coachman,
distanced every carriage in passing, and
ere long, in her husband's office, was
nervously counting over the soft, old,
yellow, greasy rags, that were laid ns an
emollient upon the festering sensibilities
of her uncle's creditors.
Iu another half hour, these old, yel
low, greasy rags were laid in her uncle's
hands. Two—three—o'clock came-bank
honrs were over ; tbe sun was nearing
its setting ; financiers many of them
financiers no more for life —lingered
about Mnmmou's quarter, as if h>th to
leave, discussing the events of the
dsy, probing into the probabilities of
the morrow.
•'lWr Mutuant!! How in it with
liint?" ntti.l tin-until on tin atrial.
"mitt on lii* fool," tlm mi*n
'•How is that?" said soother cm the
brink of bankruptcy, and upon the
principle that "itiiserv like* company,"
wo pleased rather than grieved whim
lie hoard that a looker had been carried
down IU the general misfortune.
"Got help from some source—God
kuoua where!**
,'They tell me," said another, who
wan lisleutug moodily, that a woman
twice visited Manning's office today.
IVrhupa her visit had something to Jo
with his safety."
"Describe her **
"On# of his creditor* told me she was
a handsome, brown-haired, blue-eyed
wotnau, ol twenty five, perhaps."
"Can it IK'— yes, it must bo—Mrs.
Howard. You remember she was the
adopted child of Mauuiug, nud iueurred
ejection from his roof because of her
acceptance of Howard, over that scoun
drel, eWiUiaui Danton. Howard is now
one of the moat prosperous merchants
iu the city. She, it must have been;
and doubtless rendered her uncle assist
mice, for 1 am told she is abundantly
The morrow's sun arose ti|M>n many
a closed firm in the street—closed for
all time. Hut apt so the house of Mau
uiug A Dantiiu. At tho regular Tiusi
uofts hour their doors were oncm-d.
There were few loungers arouuu their
step* that day; other .step*, where ruin,
gaunt and grim, grew into more definite
form a* the hours udvaueed, where far
more attractive to the interested or the
eurums. And so on, from day to dav,
stalked the uauic, hand in hand with
poverty, until, euuteut with their work,
they cast a triumphant smile upon the
wreck they had made, and retired.
Hy littlro, Mr. Manning, though
shaken iu health, began to restore hi*
shattered fortunes, and, re-established
in publie confidence, his house aoou re
gained its old popularity.
It is nedless to say, Grace Howard
was also re-established in the confidence
aud the hearts of her adopted parents;
and a great concession it was for Mra.
Manning when she admitted for the
first time to her husband, "Yea, Oracie
was wiser than we."
In Mr. Manning's iron safe there lies
a legally-attested will, and by this testa
meut, when death shall have claimed
the uncle and aunt, Grace Howard is
destined to bo one of the wealthiest
women in the city.
She is not yet aware of it, but Oscar
sometimes says to his wife;
"I don't think, dear, they dislike us
veiy much."
How t'arlette Lives,
A correspondent of the Liege Gateile
sends to that {taper from Brussels a de
scription ol tbe condition and manner ol
lite of tbe Empress Car lotto jn the chateau
ol Tenrusren. Her physical state i* re
presented a* being a* good a* ever it wa
and much better than two yean ago; hut
there is no chanse tor the better in ber 'n
tellcctual condition. Hbe ha* degenerated
to a sort of conscious chit Jishoeas, but
wilhouf the least tendency to violence.
Of course, she live* in a very retired style;
it may tie raid she is alone in two
rooms in the chateau, where she herself
attend* to all tin care* id her small menage.
Iter doctor h the only person to whom
sli seems attached, and who a xeroses a
de-wive InHjpetire ovr ber. She receive*
hint every morning for half an
*pj>e*r quieted after tbesc intcrridw*.
The twenty-nine other individual*. of all
ranks who compose her hooehold are far
Irom enjoying such favor, tbe i mpress ac
cepta their attention with rrpuguance, and
frequently repels them *1 together. She
dtnea always alooc; she lights her own
fire, and doeamsny other things usually
I oft to attendants. She spends the greater
portion of the day iodiUqg telegraphic
dispatches to Napoleon 111, whom *he
still suppiwes i* at the Tufh-rie*. and to
conversing with spirits which bsuot (she
says! tbe upper storie* of the castle, and
of wnich she alone, a* she boasts under
stand* the Isngnagv. She i* loud sl*o ol
spreading out rich toilettes on the chair*,
ami pracuaro before tksm the ceremonial
o| cmrt reception*. In her eve*, the robe#
and cAo/irawr represent the ladies of France
and Mexico. She Hatter* one and speaks
harshly to auother, and thus speudt por
tions of her time. Stranxo to tell, she
seems to bare lost atl sflection for her
hinslolk, even lor ber brother, and will not
receive the queen, much lc*s the kmc, or
the Count dw Ftandrc. The fear of being
poisoned has gone; for the empress with an
excellent appetite eats of all that ia brought
to a neighboring room, where she goes to
help herself. All bopca of her cure ha*
disappeared—which ia the more sad aa
her excellent j hysical health promise* a
long life.
Thoaght* Essential fa Health.
If we would have our IKKHIW healthy
oar brains most lie use], and used in
orderly and vigorous ways, that tho life
giving streams of force may flow down
from them into the ex|iectaQt organs,
which ran minister but as they arc
ministered nuto. We admire the vigor
ous animal life of the Greeks, and with-
OK' injustice we recognize and parjly
Sv.-k to imitato tho variona gymnastic
nod other mean* which they employed
to secure it. But probably we should
make a fatal error if we omitted from
our *alcuiation the hearty and gemwou*
turnout ties* which the highest subjects
of art, speculation, and politics were
pursued hy them. Surely, in this m*e,
the beautiful and energetic mental life
wa* expressed in the athletic and grace
ful frame. Aud were it a mere extniT.i
ganro to oak whether some port of the
lassitude and weariness of life, of which
wo hear no much in our day, might be
duo to lack of mental occupation on
worthy subject*, exciting anil repaying
a generous enthusiasm, us well u* to an
over exercise on lower ones ? Whether
an engrossment on matters which have
not substance enough to justify or satisfy
tbe mental grasp, lie not at the root of
soma part of the maladies which effect
our mental convalescence ? Any one
who tries it, soon finds out how weary
ing, how disproportionately exhausting
ia an overdose of " light literature,'
compared with an equal amount of time
pent on real work. Ol this we may be
sure that the due exercise of brain—of
thought—is ono of the essential elements
of human life. The jierfect health of a
man ia not tho same na that of an ox or a
horse. The preponderating cajiacity of
hia nervous porta demand* a correspon
ding life.— tornhlll Magazine,
BtTRYIHQ HORSWI.—At a meeting of
tho Hanitary Committee nt New York
tho following resolution was passed rela
tive to the burying of horses; KetolrtH,
That during tho prevalence of the epi
demic among horses in this city and nu
til the farther order of this Board, tho
New York Rendering Company be au
thorized, under tho direction of the
police, to burr the remains of horses
dying above One Hundredth street iu
vacant grounds above such street not
contiguous to any inhabited dwelling.
Buck interments shall lie in trenches, so
thnt the whole body of the horse shall be
at least four feet below the surface of the
earth, aud each body shall be first cover
ed with at least one barrel of ground
quick lime, and then with fresh earth
to a depth of not less than four foet.
A man's for fancy work has suddenly
seized on young ladydom, and all tbe
plca*nnt young fellows are overwbelcmod
with the products of their toil.-
Th Farmrm ! tht <Joi vrnvtNit.
Mr. M. F, Maury, the eminent seient
*t,.<h-livered an interesting address at
the St. Lottis Fair, in which b* said ;
" The question of whielt I aui about
to treat is one of this sort: How shall the
farmers of the country procure from the
General Government that degree of ouu
sideration nud such legislative cucour
ageuient for agriculture as it requires
uud deserves ? Its iuiperbuico, when
coulrustrd with the other great interests
of the country, such as ootunieroc and
navigation, railroading, mining and
muuufacturiug is, to say the least, quite
equal to theirs. Then why should it not
receive as much rouatderwtiou from the
law givers ? It is admitted by all, for it
la practically demonstrated, that the
railroad men, the merchants, the miners,
and the manufacturer* have for more in
tiuetioe and power in Washington ami
with the Htate legislatures than your
honest farmers and iudutriovsmoehauica
have. Ilow is this? led u# ascertain,
and then I think you will agree with me,
that if they have more influence and
iKtwer with the Government than you
have it is yourselves end not they that are
to blame, for if you choose to let your
interests go by default while tbey pull
together and follow their* up you have
no cause of complaint. Their associa
tions call men together and yours dis
perse them. They assemble iu cities
villages, nud congregate for work in
.large number*. They have daily end
hourly access in the post office, the tele
graph, and the §*r>iMKT proas, oud
hold constant roifltquu.ealiou* by sign*
and oorreapoudenee with their fellows
everywhere. You on the other hand are
scattered over the face of the country,
are all day at work in your own fields,
uud somctimee see whole week* pass by
without a word of conversation with n
■ ugle aoul save those of your own house
hold. This inclines so many farmers to
'old fogytam;' mokes you averse to pull
together mid lgth to hold meetings to
discuss tha interest* of agriculture, and
then to combine for the purpose of pro
curing the necessary l- gialatu-n. They,
on tho contrary, have their guides, their
boards, their exchangee, societies, and
associations iu which they meet daily
and in large cities nightly. One manu
facturer or rniuer may have in his am
ploynu'Ut 1,080 hands, and one 'railroad
king* lo,ooi> men. And o they combine
and bring pressure upon legislatures and
governors while yon, like 'true laborers'
are quietly at home happy to see 1 the
ewes graxc and their lamoft suck.' Now
1 want to persuade you—and by ' you' I
apostrophise all those who, taken to-
S tiier, represents the rural mUroat* of
e whole country—l want to persuade
you to be more alive to your common
'welfare, to turn over a new leaf and aee
that hereafter agriculture suffers no
wrong through tack of co-operation and
concert among former* or through want
of advocates in high places. In persuad
ing 1 mean to Convince. According to
official statements, statements not gen
erally very accurate, I adroit, but suffi
oieuOy so In this instance, perhaps, to
give an idea of your wealth —your crone
last rear amounted in round ntinilwrs to
i,806,000,000. That ia the annual pro
duce of your labor, and it is increasing.
What, oompared to this, ia the produce
of the mines, the gains of commerce, or
the earnings of railroads ? According to
the last census there are said to be 12.
500,000 'bread earners' in the United
States. These fill the months of the
39,000,000 million of people who inhabit
the country. Thus, every one who is
not a drone, has, on the average, to earn
broad for three mouth*. Follosstng up
throe statistics it ap|>eara that these sev
eral industries subsist respectively : The
agricultural and mechanic.*!, 23,889,000
souls ; the commercial. 2,326,000 souls ;
tho maunlacturiug, 1.117,000; the min
ing. 472.000; the railroad aud express
men. 893,000. Foster the great National
Agricultural Congress that had its birth
tu this rity on the 28th day of May last.
It has already spoken regard tonne
of these great measure*, and ere its
memorial could be enrolled and sent up
k> Washington, the publie pre** took up
the petition, sad legislators catching its
spirit, passed—though they were upon
the very heels ol th# sesaiou —an art in
creasing the appropriation for the Sig
nal Office, and commanding it to addrem
its labors to the benefit of agriculture as
well as of commerce. Thus we have an
suspicious beginning and a good omen.
The Government in Washington acted
before it had rooeiv<d the official pro
ceedings of the Agricultural Google*.
These asked, not ouly that the lslwra of
the Signal Office should be turned In the
interest of agriculture, but that the na
tions should be invited to a general eon
fcronoe, in which the details might be
arranged for a universal system of mete
orological observations and crop reports.
Your Congress has pledged itself to this
measure, and it is one of those great
tnovro you see, that gue* beyond the
confines of any Stnlo society, And ia too
big even for any one nation to handle.
It requires th* influence of governments
t* bring it into notice, and the united
co-operation of the world to earry it out
Tbi* plan pro|oscs that all the nations
of the caith shall co-operate in a com
mon system of meteorological observa
tions and rrooareh, and unite in a gee -
eral crop plan of reports, to be agreed
njion in joint conference, so that you
mar lie all kept posted, from seed time
to harvest, as to the promise and vleld
of tho staple crops in all parts of the
world, and lenrn truly to discern the face
of the sky. For, with tho system in
suocomfal operation, cvsry one of you
may expect to acquire foreknowledge of
the seasons such as yon can utilize, and
to learn at least once—perhaps twice—a
month throughout tbe year, aa lo the
yield and promise in tho various coun
tries. of Uio great staples with which
you have to compete iu tho markets of
the world. This information will etfable
you to fix prices upon your staples in
stead of going to the merchant* to sot
tho price for you; it will bo proclaimed
by telegram*, distributed through the
mails, and repealed by the county and
village press throughout the land, until
every farmer will, in his own interest
imd for self protection, bo compelled to
take at least one newspaper: so here,
besides tho general and patriotic, is a
direct pecuniary interest which tho press
bos in advocating this measure and in
helping us to 'roll this ball along.' I
toll you that since tho application of
steam to mechanical put poses there is
nothing of so wide and general impor
tance to agriculture, nothing that is more
rich with promise, than this simple
scheme, which is grand aria potential for
good, chiefly because of its simplicity,
l'lie triumph of useful ideas is only a
question of tune; and this is one of
MURDKR IK NKW YORK.—A tragic ter
mination of an old vendetta occurredjin
Johnson's Pool-rooms, at the corner of
Broadway and Twenty-eighth street, New
York, in "the midst of the pool-selling.
John Heannel, a politician of pr< ninence
in the Eighteenth Ward, shot aud killed
Thomas Donohuo, who, three y*ars ago,
iu the heat of political contest, was said
to have sh*t Florence Boaunel much in
the eamo gay. The murderer was nr
reeted and taken to the Twcnty-niath
Precincl Mtation-honse.
Mrs. O'Leary, of Chicago, who owned
the cow thnt sot the fire, is to have a
benefit ball, tickets sl, in consideration
of the vast improvements mado in the
city during tbe past year.
Sew Vork on FooL
The neighborhood of the City-Hall
Bark, New York, daring th* proveleno*
of th* hurt* li*-*#, WH on* not to bo
ftirjroitoD, If ve itisjr believe o city paper.
It ti h*re tbot all th* great lin*s terminate,
ami, M might bo expected, Lbor# were
hundred* of paaecnger* dooirono of being
conveyed Lome, but who oould not find
the mean*. The poor man in the starter's
bo* at the head of Fork row waa conaUnt
ly aurrotindeil by person* onsiooa for
Information aa to the chauoo for their
getting Louie. " There haao't been no
Third avenue care down town sine# bait
paat two o'clock ; the Fourth avenue ia
running a few care occasionally," aaid the
djstraotod tarter to the applicant*, and
ht> repeated these words at least 8,400
time*. Whenever a Fourth avenue car
inne in eight, Itergh having quarantined
the Third avenue line, a ataiupedo took
place, scores of |xj<ple racing down the
street to meet it and secure a foothold
inside. Hat it happened that every car
was filled up with paaaeogars long before
it reached its down town terminus, and so
the passengers waiting at the end were
ttill left out in the cold. Hot at half
past five and eix o'clock the scene was a
pitifnl one. Hundreds of weary shop
girls who had ridden down in the morn
ing now found no mean* of getting home
again, and their condition wae a aid one.
Metiy started out intending to walk all
all the wey, while hundred* of others who
lived further on toward* York villa and
Harlem and who, heaven knows, have to
endure enough even on an ordinary trip,
were now compelled to squswxe them
selves into the overladen cars, where
they stood halt-crushed until they had
reecho! their destination. The Sixth
avenue line etopped running, exoept a few
car*, which turned in on the Canal street
branch. These, also, were finally taken
off. The Eighth avenue earn, that ia a
law of them, came down aa far aa Cham
tiers street, where they turned. They
were always full of ap-paaaaangers before
they had even reached that point.
It appeared that the horses on the
weet aide of the city were recovering,
while those on th* east aide were faet
running down. For instance, the horses
of th* Hieecker street line, who** stables
are near the North river, were nearly all
in working condition, and the Seventh
avenue horses were eo well that the
company were able to run seven more
than the usual number. The Broadway
and University place car* aleo ran very
regularly, only a few can having been
withdrawn. The Fifth avenue stages ran
very few and far between. Only two
were seen to pass in Broadway inaids ol
half an hoar.
Female Smugglers.
Ths Detroit Fnt /'rss says: It is •
fact probably better known to the Custom
House official* than fa outsiders, that st
least every tenth woman who cross** the
Detroit nver carries smuggled goods. The
goods may be tea, coffee, socks, thread,
ribbon* or something else of great value,
but the intent to smuggle is there, and tbe
success in bringing over a small lot is
nearly always an indueement for the
■muggier to try the game on a larger scale.
Men may and do smuggle clothing now
stid then, but it it the female sex yhtch
carries the burden of guilt. Tbe Custom
House officials at the ferry dock in this
city are as vigilant as officers can ba, but
what chance have tbey against monster
hoop skirts and gigantie bustle*. Tbey
caunot sloop to peep under *bawls, exam
ine pockets, look into baby carta, and bold
a crowd on the host, and *o they must
continue their work with tbe knowledge
that goods are being smuggled, and that
only one grand and certain haul ol their
nets can trap the guilty and frighten the
innocent so that tbey shall never dare to
pursue the hnstnro*.'
The net wa* drawn yesterday. Tbe
officers commenced about two "oVloek,
wa'.king fifteen or twenty women upstair*
into the custom room*, and bonding them
over to a woman to be searched. Every
Host load which landed lor about three
hoar*, wn* treated in the *atne manner—
that it, all th* female portion. Some were
indignant, and appealed to tbetr husbands,
who vainly appealed to th* custom officer*.
Others wanted to faint away, but after
looking at the plank* and the dust, con
cluded not to; others srept, laughed or
turned pair, but none ol them were per
mitted to escape. During the afternood
about one hundred and fifty women were
confronted by Uocle Sam, and the oln
man had • r**l deal of fun and madcaome
wonderful discoveries.
For instance, s modest little woman.who
was iu a great hurry to go borne to her
rick child, pulled out a lew pin*, and ten
yard* of English to the floor.
A tall woman, with te*n in her eyes, who
asserted that she would sxmer coop ber
bimd off than think of smuggling, unfast
ened • pound of te* from her skeleton and
•reertcd that it muit have b*en placed
there hy a >mc designing person. Another
one indignantly denied the right of March
trot after remaining a prisoner far an boar*
or two, told the searchir to take it and go
to grass, throwing a package of ribbons
and lace* on the floor. A lot of calico wa*
lound on another, some velvet on nothcr
and at least ten per cent, ot tbe whole
number were found to be engaged in
smuggling, Tbe officials were satisfied
with confiscating the goods.
The Great Manufacturing City of New
We copy the following statistic* of
manufacturing in Newark, New Jersey,
with the remark that near sueh a hive of
industry, farming and gardening are of
courae flourishing:—
"The great Newark exposition of
manufactured goods, the exclusive pro
duction of that city, proved a decided
success. In it there are more than 200
different branches of manufactures car
ried on; the establishments in which
they are conducted number about 1,000;
they employ over 30,000 hand* (over one
quarter of the population of 125,000
man, women and children,) to whom are
paid annually wages to the amount of
about 818,000,000, (an average of 8500 to
each person,) aud that capital to the
amount of 8-10.000,000 ia employed in
these manufactures, whose prodneta
amount to 870,000,000 a year. Of this
846.000.000 may lie classified na follows,
in general terms, but with sufficient ae
euraey na to amonnta : Over 81,250.000
are in drags and chemicals, over |2,000.-
000 in ttoota and shoes, nearly 84,000,000
in beer and ale. nearly 81,000,000 in
cement, limo and plaster, nearly 11,250,-
000 in enamelled cloth, over 83.000,000
in clothing, over 81,250,000 in cotton and
silk threads, 82,500,000 in hardware, 82,-
IVOO.OOq in iron manufactures, $5,000,000
iu jewelry, over $5,000,000 in leather,
nearly 82,000,000 in lumber, over $1,250,
000 in machinery, 82,500,000 in smelting
and refining, nearly 81,000,000 in sad
dlery and harness, 8750,000 in sashes,
blinds nud doom, about 81,500,000 in
tobacco and segars, 81,000,000 in varnish,
over $505,000 in oxyde of zinc, and 83, •
000,(XX) in trunks, traveling bags and
FERTlLE.— Western Michigan is a fer
tile country, and lacks not for fruit. Stat
istics show tbe number of fruit trees now
growing there to be as follows: peach
trees, 900,000; pear trees, 140,000; plum
trees, 30.000; cherry trees, 27,000; apple
trees, 170,000; quince trees, 10,000.
Thero ate also 180,000 grape vines; about
G3O acres of strawberries are under culti
vation, 600 teres of blackberries, and 900
acres of raspberries.
TERMS : Two Dollftrs ft Tear, in Advance.
fiMitki KM kldnapfrtr*.
Tha New Zealand Herald give# Uie
following particulars with reference to a
case recently brought under investigation
at the Water Police Office : "It appears
that the brig Carl left levuka on the 4th
of July, 1871, for the New Hebrides
group, her mission being ' labor' and a
search for lands suitable for a cotton ,
plantation. The crew consisted of the j
captain, J. Armstrong ; the mate, Charles j
Uawdtn ; the cook and steward, Dsvaa-;
cove ; also George Heath, Willian Lewis,
end two aativee of Somoa. Besides these
the following gentlemen accompanied the
vessel: Dr. Murray (an intended sharer
in any land or eottoa-growittgepeoulaiioa
that might be available; and four others—
Mount, Wilson, Scott, and Morris. The
vessel arrived at Afi without taking any
men or being successful in exploration,
bat a block of land was purchased from
the natives. No white* were on the
island. Yarn* in large quantities were
purchased here, and alt went well. The
native* cams off in large numbers to
trade with the people on the ship. While
trading, however, a boat's crew waa sent
to sound for an anchorage, but th* boat
was fired at by ether native*. It is
alleged that this conduct so incensed th*
crew and passengers that on the return
of the boat aa attack was made *• those
trading. Home doacn men were captured,
and some few were shot. Every one
Joined in the outrage. They next sailed
along Eepiritn Han to, not touching, end
■lighting Cap* Cumberland. Tbey stood
for the Solomon group, and at the lalet of
| Hants Anna many native* cause to trade.
Here, when the canoes came alongside
they were npaet, and the vessel's boat*
picked np th# native* when they were
attempting to awim to shore. On this
; occasion there waa a native shot la th*
water because be happened to be armed
| with a bow and arrow. About tweH4meo
were taken. They then tailed along th*
coast of Maylaytoe. No men were obuin
:ed here. They proceeded to tits Straits
of Maylaytoa and Yaabel Island. Natives
came out, and having traded with them for
some time, their canoes were captured
and broken in the following meaner.
Either (when their eenoee were aloffipftdei
e number of the men jumped into one of
' them, end eo by lb air descent upset or
sank it, or else heavy weights, auch aa
place* of pig-iron attached to a rope,
j were suddenly thrown down, and thus
lb* canoes were broken up. The native*
I invariably took to the water, and moat ol
; them were ptcini np by the ship's boats,
j Several natives were taken on this oo
i caaion. There were no lives lost. The*
then proceeded to the Florid* Island.
! shortly after the eoeae of the murder of
| the crew of the Laviaia schooner, of
Sydney, as detailed below, wbeo one of
< the boats took three or funr men, th*
! number being uncertain. No violence in
the way at shooting occurred at Florida
Island, aa no canoes cams out except in
th* case of those taken. The Carl re
mained bnt a abort time there." The
Herald adds: " The scoooer Lavinia
i arrived In port a few days aiaoe from the
Solomon islands. During her cruise
I among th* group a terrible catastrophe
i occored to a number of her crew, insti-
{ gated, no doubt, by the outrages that
Lav* been committed an the natives by
: vessel* la search of laborers. The follow
} tng particulars of what may be termed e
i massacre are taken from the log of th#
! Lavinia, and have been famished to na by
I captain Brodie : "On the 2dth of April
Iwe anchored in a small bight at the
: eastern end of the Florida Island. We
i ilshed her# for ten day* very successfully,
I the chief Domo rendering his assistance
| in keeping ,order among the natives on
j shore. It waa by hia advice that we
I shifted round to Moboli Harbor, a boat
| four mike IMRI where we then were,
j On Monday the 6th of May, w# arrived at
I Moboa, and got our house up. randy tor
I curing bccbe-de-tner. Tbe native* at
i that place indicated treachery. Friday
th* 10th, everything looked very quiet on
shore and not many native* about. After
we had our breakfast I told Lonia Nixon
and five natives to get into th* whale
boat, aa I was going away to look for
another harbor. Before getting into the
boat I particularly told the three men on
board the steamer to allow no natives on
board. We started with a fine breeze
right aft. After we got away about four
miles the wind begin to freshen into a
stiff breeze, and I begin to be sfiaM,
if we went away any farther, tbe natives
would not be able to poll back, so I tam
ed round and made for the schooner.
When we got about 800 yards from tbe
reeee] we beard a shriek, and, looking
toward the shore, we saw a native swim
ing off to the boat. We nulled towards
him, and, to oar surprise, found him to be
one of our own men, and, from what we
could make out of him, and seeing no
movements on board the schooner, we
pulled along shore. Tbe Florida natives
were yelling and brandishing their spear*
at us, and 1 surmised their must be some
thing wrong. As we pulled up to the
schooner we all got ready for boarding,
and on getting alongside we jumped up
nil together. Hoeing no natives on deck
we rushed to the hatches to see it they
Imd got possession, but titers were not a
living soul on board ; but we saw one of
the most horrible sights imaginable.
Jamce Shearer was lying alongside the
windlass with his head split open, and
several wounds in bis side. Charles Wolf
was lying amidships, with his head batter
ed in and his brains scattered over tbe
hatches. George Heller* was lying with
his heed nearly severed from his body.
I think, from the appearance of the bodies,
that Hellera waa the only one that had a
struggle with the natives. Shortly after
we got possession of the schooner our
own natives rushed out of the bush into
the water, and 1 eent the boat and picked
the S all up. ________
family by the name o( Hunt, consisting
of the father, mother and three children,
have been living on a claim some two
miles from Marion Center, in Marion,
County, Neb. Their house was situated
in a ravine, bnilt of stone and roofed
with dirt and sod, which was supported
with timbeia. A few nights ago, as
some persons were returning home from
a dance, tbev noticed that the tool had
fallen in. They immediately went to
tho house and found that the roof had
fallen in npon the family aa they lay
sleeping in their beds. The party went
at once to relieve them, and, upon tak
ing the dirt awav, found the mother and
three children aeud, and the father ao
fastened and held in his place that he
waa even powerless to help himself.
Th* i oof was very heavy, and came down
iu crushing force npon tbe inmates of
the fatal honae. For hours the father
hail lain {tinned to his bed, and waa com
pelled to hear the dying agonies of his
wife and children ; compelled to listen
to their piteous cries lor help. Out on
the prairie, beyond human reaoh, im
mured in a living tomb, the hours slow
ly dragged along, and still no help.
Still the appeal to "Father, help us,"
until all of human agony waa endured,
and then a silence crept over that abode,
which was but the atiltneaa of death it
JAR.— An illustration of the effect of
(be jar produced upon the particles of
iron in a rail or a cannon in constant
iite, may be got by scattering iron dust
upon a piece of glass, under which there
lies a magnet, and tapping the glass
gently. The particles of iron rearrange
themselves in new lines, as in granula
tion, and this is what destroys the life
of the railway track or oolumbiad.
NO. 47.
Parts aad Fancies.
Ring bolts—Divorecq#
Domestic mails—Mswied men.
There ia a hug epidemic in Tennessee.
Poultry are having the cholera in lowa.
Cora ia cheaper tnan wood for fuel to
lowa Itme kilns.
Old settlers' astorietiona are becoming an
insulation in the West.
An editor who wss g**nf courting, ssid
"be was going to presa."
Land in some parts of Florida is offered
at eighteen cento per acre.
England makes 83,500,000 worth of bar
old rags into paper yearly.
A Western woman, still living baa a son
over warty-three years old.
Piper booses si* being made practice*
tie. habitable aad comfortable.
Why ia dsnetng lika new milk? Be*
causa Si strengthens the ealvtt.
#tf is aa oW coat tike aa iron kettle?
Became It represents bard ware,
Athens, Oa,. has a paper nessed the Cat,
with the motto " I can aerateb."
A iehooner trading between Dublin and
Glasgow baa a womaa for captain
Half a doean St. Louis murderers await
the tedious formality ot acquittal.
The SpnagfWd loafers bave token to
throwing kerosene on todies' dremes.
A tooth of the emperur Napoleon was
lately sold in Brnasefe tor lfiO franca.
An lowa lawyer has been indicted few
swindling a widow out of a war chsm.
A lawsuit was settled the other day to
Michigan by pfetob in tb# court room.
A Memphis paper defines advertising to
be "a blister which draws customers."
Consumption to some parts ot Amnios
onuses 28 out of over? hundred deaths.
\ Higmarck's rigs'* c®* l him 82 25 a day
MOTHS beer and wine (4all lor Lis own
i all trass hoar no fruit- The orchard
growth ia amatt. Humble spirits glorify
A circular saw bunt lately in Ktahigao
aad one of the pieces split a man's head
Markiia told Cooke that the ft rat quart
ft cat ion of so actor was to feagn to stand
still. i,
If yon court a young woman, and you
arc woa and ahe is won, you arfll Both
no oae,
Tho introduction of farotga fish into
Pennsylvania waters has bsen vorj soe
Fifty tboosand Amertsaas sailed from
New York this season to make tows to
A Tennessee family have been poison
d by eating sorghum that had Mood is
a aroc vat
A Connecticut orator emphasised his
tpeeeh by amaahing a HO show case tho
other day.
Hodibrto calls matrimony a perverse
fever beginning with boat and ending
with frost.
A barber is trial to San Francisco for
killing a woman .because she refused to
marry him.
For riding habits, the colors meet la
vogue are black, invisible green, dark blue,
and chocolate.
Two dog* ia a New York pit fougtabflv*
boars, brfort a brutal crowd, brtonroos
killed the other.
A saloon keener in New York was shot
because he declined to donate a prine to a
target company.
A Troy two year old got a piece of
peanut into Its windpipe the othar day,
end died therefrom.
Sixty-five new eoioni in dross material*
bavr been introduced to the uetwe of tha
(cmmine world this Fall.
Tight fitting ideerefess jackets of vel
vet will be much worn over street cos fames
of silk during November.
Pride aad vanity are purveyora of
trouble and danger; proud penam are
neither safe nor happy.
A Chinese inventor has discovered how
to send by telegraph an exact fee simile of
a signature.
The real estate which the Rotkscbtltl*
own in Europe exceeds in value eight mil
lion dollars.
Tho meeting of the three emperors at
Berlin coat William I. rix or aevea hun
dred thousand dollars.
Mr. Wa H. Seward's estate ia estim
ated st 8200,000 and by Lis will is divided
equally among his four children.
A Wisconsin tornado recently blew
down 200,000,000 feet of pine, and killed
40 yokes of oxen.
In Texas when a congregation wants a
new church, the member* go to work and
build it themaetroa.
The flood* in the South of France have
subsided. The damage done to farm* and
vineyards is extensive.
Ten* Haute ha* a young man who eats,
fit* and makes all the drame* won by bts
mother and four siatera.
Children playing with matches at
Vernon, Mich., burnt up a barn contain
ing the whole seasons crop.
Men aro bora with two eyes, hut with
one tongue, in order that they may see
twice aa much aa thay my.
The Registrar General oi tba Colony of
South Australia estimate* its population
at midsummer, 1872, at ISXy>O9.
Columbine ia the very pretty name of
a young Danbury girl —that ia at home ;
at" school thay call her " Lam."
There have been a good many marriagea
of late. Tbia will aceount for the lact
that nothing now-a-daya singular.
It is not a healthy and robust faith
that seeks refuge in authority, and flies
for shelter to an antiquated creed.
Half tha paper* in tha South my that
the tobacco crop ia unusually good, and
the other half my it ia unusually poor.
The police of Jackaon, Mich., are pro
hibited from smoking, drinking, and sit
ting on dry goods boxes while on duty.
There are two things in the world that
are not safe to trifle with—n woman's
opinions aud the business end of a wasp.
Young married poople who have their
house built should have it bailt round,
so that discontent can find no corner in
There is some talk of starting in liOndon
a comprehensive Cuurch, which shall
admit worshippers of all sorts and condi
Life according to the Arabic proverb ia
composed of two parts—that which is
lt, a dream, and that which ia to come,
a wish.
The berries of the moanUin ash are
employed in rotDC of the forest regions in
Earope for the manufacture of alcoholic
Mistrust the man who finds everything
good, the man who finds everything
evil, and tha man who is indifferent to
Who aro the most exacting of all land
lords? Why, children; because they
never fail to make their own fetbera and
mothers pa-rents.
Denmark women are very polite. Won
der if they woald give a soat in a street
car to another woman if there was plen
ty of room on both sides.
It is said that 875,000,000 worth of fuel
is burned yearly in the United States,and
8100,000,000 worth of lumber is used in
building and in manufactures.
Major & W. Ifnrrirk. (Ztbtnmw*.
3ertohs Editemf IWA
*•*,) h in tha lector* fild thi* season
with " Sww lmgkd H tionjL M
Thfedry goods ifltffTm Oißdnnati
threaten to strike, aid tha Enquirer
wishes that they wuW, and Hour mi,
leaving their patera sad wagm to women.
Atfaaay way to gat rid of cockroaches
Is to spread sprig* of tansy whom they
are tvosHil—c*>r, sad thnr will lw ft
is aio in driving awny Mask
sots. ™ *
Aw Wearer, who had never quarelfed
with his wife, raid tb* l**t day of Ida mar
riage was a* hsppjr tha first. Another
widower slid the lat (lay of h marriage
was the happiest.
An exchange says that the correct an
•war to the gentleman who wrote tha
song. "Why Sd I Marry?" ucrald ho,
"Breamae yon met a woman Who was a
first class looi"
Two men, who had just got through a
hard examination, were overheard talking
the other day, ia oae of the ttoad lan
guages. Their accent reminded the hearer
of the voices of the past
Tobaoco pouches of sgoiml shin are the
latest novelty. The bead and toil of the
animal are retained aa ornaments, and a
pink silk or satin lining tdda materially to
the spperaoce of the molt nark.
Borne ingenious obeerrer has discovered
that there it a remarkable resemblance
between a baby and wheat aioee it is first
cradled, then thrashed, and finally be
comes the flower of the tomilj.
An exchange say* * This b the fifth
trout caught this year from the same
'hole,* the total weight of which if sis
pounds." " Good," ssjs the Ottawa Ciri
tm," now we know what a hole weighs/'
The IT. - Treasury inlaw*. are. In
cutssir. Mi 445.-fM; coin, et*dtog 822,-
7J9Xrtf o| cin certificates, mMfi|
special deposits of legal tenders for
demntton of certificates of deposit, 822,-
It ready requires more delicacy of
touch, a bettor acquainted* with the
inner emotions of the heart, and n
sen.4W pathos of sentiment to make a
dedaKtion of love than it does to put
•ip a stove.
A young woman has poisoned herself in
Tirana. In a wote, wbidt .tha bad left
poa a table near the had no which the
lay she bad written: "My hat cigar
draws very badly, therefore I am Ursa of
life. Good night."
A rouutry gift, coming from the field,
was told by her cousin that she looked
as a daisy khaed by dew. " wara't
any fellow by that name: butt it was IHd
Jones that kissed me. I told him every
person ia the town wold find it out."
Massachusetts has a senaational cane of
two young men who carelessly spit to
bacco juice on a buyer's coat tall, and
were fiand twenty dollars and one-half
the coats, with the alternative of thirty
days in prison. They have appealed.
There are some smart men and animals
in Beth county, Ky. A calf leaped one
hundred tot down n did, escaping unhurt
and a boras, buggy and minister tumbled
down a ledge fifty hart, landed an a stump,
and damaging only that and the vehicle.
Mim Florence I Johnson, a lovely
i young lady of Morrtatown, InA, tow
brought a breach of promise suit against
Alamo Truer. a waaltby fill Mini if of
Indianapolis. Damages are laid at flfl.-
000. Both parties art of the high** f
One should not he downcast at fail
area. They are often far better for Use
student than snceaca. He who goes to
school to his rabtetuw will always have a
good schoolmaster, and will not be
likdy to become cither idfeoroonemted.
Thrcc-fonrtfas of the difflmltire and
miseries of men come from the tart that
most want wealth without earning it,
fame without deserving it, popularity
without temperance, rtwport without
virtue, and happiness without holiness
A cortwqmndrat asking n faahio
editor how should n lady going bograr
riding dims heraelf, was answered,
" either by putting them oven the head,
or stopping into lima, whichever will
keep your sweetheart waiting the short
est time."
The wife of a professional gambler a
Omaha, lately seeing a needy man
begging, wettt into her hatband's gmmb
ling den and raised s comMcrabte sum
•f uMNMgr from the blackleg* there as
sembled. which she presented to tho
poor stranger.
I* Mnram'tes, naxtttj. a ymg girl,
named Ima firm, -
fused' to buy her a geld watch. To tb#
general astonishment of the court and au
dience. the jury acquitted bar. Extreua
tiw ftffUlWtHftfifl.
Jamas B. Diamack, an engineer, attach
ed a piece of railroad iron, wejghing sixty
I-Mid. to his body, and holding it in his
sand*. walked to tha end of a wharf, at
Mew and jumped overboard. H
body was recovered. Depression. conse
quent upon ill haalth, was tha cant#.
A very fetal hen disease has prevailed ia
Massachusetts tha past year. Whole
flocks bare been swept rtf by it, aocna
farmer'. Wing one or two hundred fowls *
by it, Including turkeys. Altogether there
moat have been several thousand fowls
died from this diroest.
A man brought a friend to a Troy doc
tor tba other day, to bave a wound in
his bead dressed. The so
affected the eaoort that be Tinted nnd
fell on the curbstone, inflicting n similar
contusion on his own shall, and tha two
walked away holding one another up.
Mia. Muffin Margaeh, of Mradvilte.
Pa., ia, or rather was. a "poor shot"
indeed. On last Thursday, while shoot
ing at a mark with a pistol, she fired so
wildlv that instead of hitting the object
aimed at. she tiwt beraell through tho
head, inflicting a wound that aoon proved
The charaeterivtic of the umbrella ia its
power of changing shape*. You can leave
i brtn new t)!k with as ivtirv and row*
wood handle at any public gathering and
within threg,hoara t will transiorm itaelf
into'light blue or faded brown cotton,
somewhat lew in site tbsa a circue tent,
with a handle like a telegraph pole and
five fractured riba.
Hero we have a good example of
French wit; "A doctor, like everybody
else at this reason, went out for a day a
sport, and complained of having killed
nothing. -That's the consequence of
having neglected your business,' ob
served his wife." So writes a correspond
ent An American or English woman
would not have said that
A young marriad lady in New York
wears a peculiar breast pin, which has
excited admiration. It is apparently a
beautiful carving in tome dark, glossy
stone, of a lion's head heavily set in red
gold. In reality it is the front of a favor
ite meerchaum belonging to her hnsband
He was an inveterate smoker, but to
please her, gave up the habit, and she
wears this peculiar ornament as a trophy
of hervietory.
The forthcoming report of the C. 8.
Postmaster General will show that the ex
penses of the Department were increased
during the past year as compared with the
preceding year, by about two and a quar
ter million of dollars, mainly for increased
transportation and other istal facilities,
foreign and domestic, and that the increas
ed receipts have nearly kept pace with
the expenses, the increase being a little
over 82,000,000.
At Eranston, 111, while the rite of bap
tism was being administered in the Bap
tist church, in the presence of a large
congregation, a portion of the floor sud
denly gave way and precipitated one-halt
of the assembly a distance of fourteen
feet to th> ground. Only four ©r five per
sons were badly lmrt—one lady receiving
several internal injuries and a young man
having his foot crushed. Several others
were slightly Injured.
A delegation of the TJto Indians, who
have been in Washington for the past
fortnight, consisting of Antero and Tab
beronua, the principal chiefs, and Wan
deroder, a subordinate chief, to charge ot
Special Indian Agent, G. W. Dodge,
called npon the President to say good-bye,
and expressed their entire satisfaction
with the arrangements whi<i have been
made for the maintenance of friendly re
lations with the whites to the futnre.