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When fintt hs asked ■' for n* heart,
I MU him " Nar." with giwat Jecmioa.
Unmindful of hit hitter jmrt,
And of m poaaiMa eoulntion.
When next he aked me for mt hand.
Grown wiser then. 1 answered, " No ;
Your cerooM pleading* I wiihtttnd.
0 To tare rou from a koanar wot."
But hv my wide he eUU would Mat.
Ami still Hie pawnm >-e*nird to uh.
" Though love nltould he denied to-day.
Twill prove the sweeter br-and-by .
And now the winter turned to spring.
My own cold heart, warmed through and
Anewer as done the blossoming
Of vray-eide flowers, which wunlaanw ettt
Since 'tie ray eoul'e inspired w ay
To follow him unto the end.
Bitter it ia to hear lum way.
" Count me forever aa vour fnend!"
My little I*l y ia buried to day;
Gone—down n the depths of tlte church
Up in the wky eo dim and gray.
Who will take care of ray little !aby ?
Who will kiea her ? her waxen feel,
Thvl have neter walked, and her small hard*
Where 1 left a white Ully. as was meet
Who, who will kias my htlla hahy f
Who will tc. h her * her wings to fly.
tier tiny Uiuhs their new wtwk to ptjr.
Her eoft. durnh lijwi to sing gloriously
Oh, who will teach tuy little bal-y f
1 hare a mother, w ho long ago chad ;
We speak of her uow with our tears all dried;
Sht may know ray pretty oue. come to her aide.
And lw glad to see my little baby.
CliriM. born of a woman. hear, oh, heat !
Thine angel* are far off abe seems near.
Give thou my child to my mother Jeer,
And I'll weep no mote tor my Utile baby.
Surely in beat en. Thy eainta ao West
Keep a mother's heart in a mother'* Iceaat.
Give her my lamb, and 1 shall rest
If my mother takes care of my little baby.
THE SCHOOL ROOM AS IT WAS.
A Sketch that all will Bsttgaia*
Who that twenty rears ago *Uended
school, will not resi with interest the
following story of the school room of
the present day, with the teacher and
bis mode of punishment. How many of
tu have not suffered as did our poor
little culprit ?
It is a Might December morning, and
school has just been called. The bovs
and girls, who were crowding about the
store whea the ruler rapped, now range
themselves on opposite sides of the
room in double rows.
"Rap!" goes the ruler. "Samuel
"Didn't know school had begun,"
stammers the culprit.
"Wlfat was rou saving to Moses
"Not much of anytliing,"—with a
" Sot much of anything!"—sarcasti
cally. " Very important you should
break the rules against whispering, to
communicate not much of anything.
What did he say to you, Moses ? '
" I don't like to tell," says Moses.
"You must tell! I command you!"
" He said it was'nt quite niue o'clock
" What else ? Yon wouldn't have any
objection to saying that Out with the
"He said," —Moses hesitates, re
pressing a smile, —" he said you called
school before the time so as to get the
crowd away from the stove and have a
chance there yourself."
As Moses concluded his explanation,
the smile expands into a pretty broad
one, and an audible giggle runs around
" Samuel Xarmore," says the master,
trying to maintain his cool aud sarcas
tic manner, but making rather ghastly
work of it, "go anil hold down that
nail in the floor ; I see there's danger
of its coming out."
What Samuel is really required to do
is to stoop over, crooking his knees as
little as possible, and place the tip of
his Anger on the head of a nail, which
shines from the polish imparted to it
by numerous shoe soles and many an
unfortunate previous finger. The pos
ture is a peculiarly awkward one to
Samuel, who is tall and ungainly. His
legs do not conform to the master's idea
of straightness ; xrtio, to help the mat
ter, gives a resounding slap with his
ruler npon that part which the pupil's
attitude elevates into undue promi
A howl from Samuel, who pitches
forward upon one hand, while he pats
up the other, either to defend or soothe
the injured part.
"You hain't got your lx>ek," then
says tlie master. " Moses, hand bis
book. Here, take this and look over
your reading lesson so you won't miss a |
word. Must'nt neglect business for
pleasure. Reuben and Amos, 111 hear
you read. Ail study; no looking off
Reuben and Amos, two lit tie ones learn
ing their letters, come and stand by the
master's aide as he sits in his chair by
the stove. He points to tlie page, while
be wntches the school. Suddenly the
ruler flics at a youngater whose eves are
seen to wanuer from his booY, It
strikes him on the knee and falls clat
tering to the floor.
" Herbert Cone, bring me that ruler!" :
The ruler is brought bv a limping and
trembling wretch. " kold out your
hand." Tlie reluctant hand is extended;
a blow and a yell. Take your teat and
mind your book," says Mr.'Byron Dinks.
Bv this time the young man who is
combining business with pleasure by |
holding the nail in the floor while he
studies his lesson, shows violent symp
toms of weakening. Now his tortured
finger gives way, and for one desperate
instant be rests his weight upon the
knuckles of his hand. Now his excru
ciated legs succumb, and for one bliss- j
ful moment of forgetfnlness he sits
upon his heels. Again, attempting to
straighten, he quite overdoes the thing,
and lifts his finger so far that the nail
might oomo out of the floor, for any- !
thing he has to do with holding it
down. All tfiis time he dares not glance
at the master, bat keeps his eyes on
his Hook, held in his other iiand.
" Tip Tarbox is lookin' off," sftys a ;
squeaking voice from the girls' side of
" How do you know, Laury V aaka :
" 1 seen hiin," says Laura.
"How could yon see him without
looking off veurself!"
" I jest looked one eye aft," is the
maiden's amusing explanation.
"Jest looked one eve off, and kep'
the other on your book, did ye ? Let
mo see how yon did it"
More than one eye, and more than
one pair of eyes, involuntairly turn to
see Laura perform this interesting fect-
The result is not wholly satisfactory.
Hhe looks up with both eyes, and down
with both, and winks and twists, and
blushes violently, and at last whimpers,
" I thought I did."
"Thought you did! Well, you ap
pear as mueh interested in hit affairs,
you maV go over and act with him till
recess. Take down vour apron! Start,
if you don't want help from me!"
Help from the master under such cir
cumstances not being thought desirable,
Laura drops her apron, but puts up
her elbow in its place, to hide her
shame and with a bashful, sidelong;
gait, goes over to sit with the boys.
I Seeing nearly all eyes off their books
by this time. Master Dinks relaxes the
rigidity of his rule, the more readily as
he would not like to punish some of"the
" Tip's a tickliu' me!" cries Laura. I
"0, I ain't!" says Tip, earnestly. '
" I was jest p'intin' my finger at her to I
" 'Tend to your lessons, both of ye," '
says the master, "or I'll do some ticklip' i
ye won't like." Then to the little ones
learning their letters; "Can't tell what
letter that is, after I've told yo* fifty
times!" And holding a turkey-quill bv
the feather-end, he applies the qaill ,
part smartly to the heads o£ the un-
Kit KD. K V It'lV,, I'Mitorniul l'roprioior.
happy urchins. " There! now go and
act on the stove-hearth until you eau re
mcmWr that the letter which looks like
a snake climbing a pole is R."
" Lanry'a a lnttiu' me!" cries Tip
" He t inched me!" squeaks Laura.
" Come here, both of ye J" says Krrou,
with a sinister smile. Aa the culprits
tremblingly approach, not knowing
what fate awaits them, he opens his
table-drawer, and tells them to put their
heads in. '■ Here, turn your face toward
yor dear friend Laury; Laury, turn
vonr lovely eounteßaui-e toward* Kd
ward. Now, dou't let me In .u-trotu you
again till I come and take your heads
out." So sayiug, he closes the drawer
upon their necks, ties their hands l*e
hiud them, ami leaves them, standing
ad a looping m that ridiculous (stature,
viewing each other's charms of feature
by the light that cornea in through the
" Finn Chatford'saeuttin'the Iwuich !",
says a small voice from the frout seat;
among the occupauls of whteh tlie
opiuiou prevails, that, if punishment
ia a good thing, it must be a virtue in
them to briug each other anil their elders
" Phuteaa t'hatford, briug me your
knife!" says the master.
" 'Tain t mv knife, it's Jack's."
"Jack should kvcp hi* knife iu hi*
po*k*t," IITI the master, confiscating
tlu* tfeuu*. Am he ha* long Wen watch
lug forachance to show his spite against
Jack, an J as Phin is a sou of one of the
trustees, this seems, to the tdstul of
Byron, * very satisfactory settlement of
Jack, however, takes a different view
of it. "He said he wanted my knife
to aharpen a pencil with,"
" O, vim keep a knife to lend, do ye ?
Then I'll borrow iU,"
" I don't object to lending it to fel
lows that will give it back to me," sars
" Sas*y!" cries Bvnsn, sharply. " Call
me n feller, do ve ?"
"I was speaking of the hoy*." an
swers Jask ; "and I said ftlUw*, not
ftllrrt." He is sure of that, the correct
pronunciation of that word being one
of the many things which his dear friend
Annie Fcltou has taught him.
" You may go ami ot #u nothing
against the door," is the master's sen
tence, Jack hardly knows for what.
It is his first punishment, and his hot
heart rebels against it For a moment
he hesitates, his eyes biasing with a
fiery sense of the injustice done him.
But something within him whispers,
"Obey !" Book in hand, he marches to
the door, which is closed ami latched,
and take* a sitting posture with hi* back
against it, but with no other support—
a painful and humiliating position.
Since he liecame the champion of Step
Hu Tread well, be ho* enemies in school,
who are delighted to see him "in a fix";
but, strangely euough, no one eujoys
his disgrace more thau Phiu Chatford'.
Master Dinks, walking about the
school-room, now takes occasion, as he
pas-#s in the rear of young Norm ore,
to hit him smartly with his ruler, saying
at the same time, " Take your seat!
whst are you here for? You ain't
worth a ceut to hold down a naiL
Primmer class take their places. Toe
the mark ! Remember the turkev
qnill !" which simple instrument of
petty torture ho warningly waves in the
While tlie primmer class is preparing
to recite, Byron turns to tlie urcliina on
the stove-hearth, and, pointing out to
them a capital R, asks. " Now, can you
tell me what letter that is?"
" Snake cliinbin' a pole!" is the
The turkev-qnill is raised, but, luckily
for the tirchius, there is that in their
answer which sets Mr. Dinks and the
whole school to lauyhing, and they get
off with a light punishment as they are
sent to their seats.
The trials of the primmer class are
interrupted by a terrible crash, which
causes the school master si most to "jump
out of his boots," as Phin afterwards
declares. He turns, and sees a ludicron*
sight, at which the school breaks forth
into a roar.
The author* of this diversion are
Laura and Tip, who have carried on
hostilities even after their heads have
been shut ia the table-drawer. First
Laura made faces at Tip. Tip returned
the compliment. Then Laura made a
worse face. Tip beat that, and had a
goad deal of lip to spare. If her hands
had been at liberty, Laura would now
have given him a taste of her nails, and
perhaps have relieved him of a flaxen
lock or two. As it was, she had but
one effective weapon left : sua SPIT IS
HIS FACE !
Human nature ia the shape of a boy
nine year* old never could stand that.
Tip flew at her, with intent to bite lier
nose; and the result was that Tip,
Laura, table-drawer, table, a pile of
books, the master's bat, two apples, and
an iukstand all rolled on the floor to
Jack, from his seat on nothing against
the door, spring* to right the table and
pick up the hat and books, and i* after
wards ullowed to return to hi* seat—not
•n nothing, but on somethipg—-un
Tip and Laura pick themselves up,
and are immediately seized by the mas
ter, who knocks their mischieron* heads
together in lively fashion. They are
then sent snivelling to their seats.
The Remain* of t!:e Apostles.
Tlie attention of a Catholic prelate,
who is now in Washington, and who is
well acquainted with Rome, was called
| to the telegram from Rome to the effect
txftt the Pope told some visitor* that he
believed the bodies of the Apostles
Philip and James were discovered in
the Church of the Apostles. He says
this is not impossible, since thev were
buried there, St. Philip suffereil mar
tyrdom at Hierapolis, in Phrygia, where
he was crucified and stoned for the
faith. Hi* body was buried there, but
afterward* translated to Roiic. Ht.
Jninessuffered martrydom at Jerusah-m,
where he vat thrown down from the
battlements of tlie Temple, stoned, and
struck on the head with a fuller's club.
He was buried near the Temple, bnt his
liody was afterwards translated to Con
stantinople, and thence to Rome. Now
it may be asked whv these sacred relics
liavc "remained undiscovered for cen
turies ? But wc must take into account
the length of time that has elapsed
since they were placed where they have
just been discovered—the change*, the
revolutions, tlie sackings, the presence
of hostile armies ami the thousand and
one changes that have happeued in
Rome within that thousand years—
and we will not be astonished tliut these
precious bodies were not discovered
GREAT CRIMINAL TRIAL.— -The great
est criminal trial on record is that of
the five hundred counterfeiter* at Mos
cow. The trial took place in thfc large
hall of the' Kremlin, and it resulted in
the oonviction of nearly two hundred of
the accused. Most of them were sent
for life to the gold-mines of the Ural.
When the judgment of the Court was
read, the doomed men filled the vast
hall with wild screams and yells of de
spair which, mingled a* it were with the
clanking of their heavy chains, pro
duced a truly terrible effect. The po
lice officers who were present had finally
to beat the prisoners with their whips
before order was restored.
THE CENTRE REPORTER.
Alt ItitUau's Rctcbgo.
In ontcr to properly nndsntiUHl the
true condition of Cseliiw twid his bund,
I will aay tliat ho is chief ef a bund of
Apaches who ill old.'U times inhabited
the couutrv frout the tiiia on the north
to some uistauce into Houura on tit®
south, and frout Sail Pedro ou the west
to the Mimbres in New Mexico rn the
east. They have, as far back as the
memory of uiau here ruus, la-en at war
with the people of New \b xico, a.id
their living has been ptinoipally obtain
ed by rubbery.
Wlicu Alisons waw tir*t possessed by
the United States, for reasons best
known to himself, Cochise sought and
evidently desired petto® with our (mopls
ami Government, and this rvlati.u ex
isted uutii lbtkk During tin time,
however, lie constantly raided upon the
neighboring States of Mexico, and
,brought bark herds of hi>rwes and cat
tle. Occasionally stock wtts taken iu
Aritoua hv his Indians at points dis
tant from Lua country, but it ia under
stood that when complaint* were made
in such eases he made an effort to re
store the preperty.
During the year IS* 10 a boy was made
captive while herding stock on the
Souoita, and some lielieved that Cnclose
had takeu him ; hence Lieutenant lias
com with a company of soldiers, march
ed to Apache Pass, Bear his headquar
ters, ami camped at the Overland klail
station. The lieutenant told the sta
tion-keepers 'that he was on his way to
New Mexico, and desired to see C acinar,
and induced tliem to go and invite him
When aked by Cachiae what was
wanted of him, he was informed that he
desired t extend the hospitalities of
hi* teut, *s he was on his way out of
the countrr. Cocluae, with four of hi*
friend* am! relative* caaie ill, and when
seated in BascouT# tent it was suddenly
*urrouud#d by soldier*.
lie desired to know the camm, and
was informed that he and hi* (read*
were prisoners, sad would be kept as
such until the boy, belisvcd to be with
the baud, was given up. Caehise pro
tested against such treachery, and de
clared that he would aot give him up as
he knew nothiug about him. Watching
his opportunity, he drew hi* knife and
cut a hole through the lent and thus
He immediately called his warrisrs
together, ami came in force near the
station and desired to have a talk. One
of the station-keepers weut to him to
hear whst he had to say, but as noon as
he had reached Cochise's lines he was
seized and nia-Sfc a prisoner. A ilsv or
*tw was spent afterward in endeavoring
to make an exchange of prisoners, Co
chise offering to give up his prisoner if
the lieutenant would release his (Co
The lieuteusnt declined to exchange
only man for man, unless Caehise would
surrender the boy ; but Caehise stead
ily steadily affirmed that he kuew noth
iug about him. Finally he came for a
list talk, lesdiug -his ststiau-keejHT
prisoner with a rope around his neck,
tied to the horn of his saddle. He
again offered to surrender him if his
four friends were set free. The slat iou
ke*i>er begged to have the cxrhuuge
made, as hi* life would be forfeited if
it was not done ; but again the lieuten
ant refused, aud Caehise " roweled "
his horse and dashed off at lightning
speed, dragging bis p*or victim at full
length by the neck.
The lieutenant then hung the four
prisoners, and Caehise opeued the terri
ble war that has since almost deviated
The people, not being apprised that
the hostilities had broken out, fell easy
victims, aiul theh-rrible murder* and
tortures that followed for the next few
year* are sickening to relate ; and from
that time to the first f last September
scarcely a week passed without the
commission of bloody deeds by this
bauds. The attacks of Caehise were
male from ambush, and invariably suc
cessful. Sometimes he appeared to l>e
supported by a large force, aud again
had but few follower*. He was often
reported to be at different points at the
same time, frequently reported dead,
and generally believed to be crippled
His force was often reported hi le
dwindled to mere nothing, while he
would, when occasion required, mnke
a stand with sufficient force to resist all
attempts to capture him.
No matter what impression* were on
tertained regarding him aud his force,
nns thing is certain, that he has for
twelve years successfully resisted all
the power* of the frientlly tribe* and
what the Governments of tlie United
State* and Mexico did bring to bear
against him ; aud also that since the
first of last April he has been a* success
ful iu taking life and property as at any
other period since he commenced hos
Tobacco anil I.iqnor.
Our countrymen spend more money
for the luxuries than for the necessities
of life. It ia no wonder that many
people are poor when their hard earn
ing* are wasted on indulgence* which
do harm instead of good. Briwd is the
great staple of foot!, aud §200,000,000
were.spent lost year for fiour to feed
our people. But the tobacco sold in
the country for cliOvring, ami smoking,
and snuff, co it £5250,000,000 ; nbout
§7 for every man, woman and child.
This ia Wl enough, but the cost of
ntoxicating liquors wus much higher.
Dr. Edward Young, at the head of the
Bureau of Statistics in Washington,
estimates the amount paid for liquors
onsumed in 1870 at $000,000,000, aver
aging nearly S2O for every man, woman
and child. * A large amount •( this is
used in poor families, and reduce* them
to want and wretchedness.
If the young people of tlie land would
refuse to touch tobacco or liquor this
fearful extravagance would soon cease,
and the wcnlth of the country increase
with marvellous rapidity.
Emito Locrfrrs.—lmmense quanti
ties are collected in Barbary for food.
Tbey are boiled and dried on roofs of
houses. A favorite preparation is to
roast them. They are also eaten alive
without hesitation by the common peo
ple, when in haste for refreshment.
Those who have examined the subject,
for the purpose of tieiemiuiug whether
they were nil wholesome, have concluded
locusts are just as nutricious as auy
other kind of aliment. The gastric
juice melts them down quickly, and the
digestion is not impairxL Astlieproof
of the pudding is in the eating, in the
wisdom of an old proverb, grasshop
pers might be utilized also. The Jews,
in many ptyrt* of Asia, nre said to de
clare the fjuuiU on which the Israelites
feasted so liberally in the desert, has
been mistranslated—it should read lo
DOWN IN THE SEA.— According to Dr.
Carpenter, if we go deep enough in the
open Ken we shall find the temperature
an low an 32 degrees, hut in inclosed
seas, such as the Mediterranean, the
deeper and colder water, circulating
from the poles, cannot enter; therefore
the lowest bottom te-mpernture is de
termined by the lowest winter tempera
ture of the surface. Scarcity of life in
the Mediterranean ho considers to be
owing to a deficiency of oxytrou in the
water, due to its eombiuiti >n with a
large quantity of organic matter brought
down by the rivers and emptying into it.
CENTRE HALL. CENTRE CO.. PA.. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 20, 1873.
The visitor of Texas is natoiiished
when he tinds many of the chief article*
in tlte suit m a nee of life laekiug their
places iipou the table -article* wkteh
should be more plentiful here than iu
any other region of the country ou the
globe. And just lure is where the
quiet, sedate, formal Major D—■ , of
Kansas City, met with the most bitter
d:*appointment iu Ins southern trip.
The Major is exceedingly foml of istik.
liuiuediutely ujiou enu-ring Texas soil,
at our tlrU dinner, the Msjor looked
anxiously about the table for some evi
dence of the presence of his love. His
reconnoitre was a painful one. There
was ao in ilk nor any evidence of ita
presence to be found.
•'Waiter, bring me a glass of milk."
•* We have none, air."
In blank horror the waiter wilted be
fore the thunder tones of that exchuua
" What!" agtuu roared the Major.
"Can it be jHiaaible that you have uo
'• I assure TOO, iut ft drop, ir. M
"T'fu I'll find no!no in another
hottaA." Ho saying, ho grasped hi* hut
and hurried out of the room.
Before had finished our dinner,
however, Major 1> returned, *l
- out of breath, a twiukle in hi* eye
and joy beaming out boldly over hia
'• Eureka!" eureka!" and he placed on
the table by hia plate a pint of tuilktsh
liquid. A good eye at once aaw that it
wna uot pure milk, that thin white yel
low aubßianro. Major I) thought
he had the genuine article. The liquid
was drank, however, and then the Major
discovered that it waa of an inferior
quality of condensed milk.
"fa it possible," he afterward re
marked to a Te&an, " la it possible that
Willi thousand* of cattle grazing on
your hi lie you have no milk, and with
the moat ui a pi: flee nt grass country in
the world, and rowr tirnirica every
where covered witli gooa cows, that you
make uo butter V
Yet such is the fact. Nearly every
pound of butter consumed in 'frxoa is
imported, ami all the milk to be had
there comes in the form of a ooudeiiscd
article from the Northern State*. With
all the facilities for products of the soil
necessary for hay raising, yet Texas
buys nine-tenths of her bacon, hams
nud lard from her Northern sister
States. With a soil unsurpassed for
corn, ots sad wbeat, the greater part
of these products are imported. The
chief staple of Texas soil is ootkiu, and
to that product farmers devote their
time to the detriment of everything
else. Time and immigration bowerur
will produce a great change in that re
spect as well as others. Keen energetic
farmers will discover that all the neces
sities of life emu be produced on their
plautations without ut-glectiug their
great staple, cotton.
It will be a glorious day for Texas
when such a state of thiuga is inaugur
ated. For even as it i now the exports
of the Stats for the year 1870 exceeded
its imporU in the sum of $30,000 gold.
—A'unsus LH(j/ Tntut.
A Russian Custom.
The late Czar Nicholas, srhilc noto
riously a iwxir administrator, had ret a
disagreeable fashion sometime* of aud
iting the accounts of his empire and
wanting to know about things. In the
course of one of these investigations he
chanced to come across au item, "a
•iuueheou of vodki for the use of lit*
linis-rial and Awful Majesty, the this
suuar," the price of which was credited
to some wretched % illage, Slob odatchu.k
or something of the sort, IU the far in
terior. Tiie Czar was not conscious that
he had received any such vodki, and
made inquiries about it. He waa an
swered that the charge w as a cuatouiorv
annual one, tho antecedents of which
were not exact!/ known, but it must lie
all right.. Nicholas was not satisfied,
and ordered the matter to be investi
gated. The Imperial Treasury went to
work, and finally after great trouble
succeeded, with the assistance of the
antiquarians attached to the Imperial
Library, iu ascertaining that some two
hundred years before that, the Czar
Peter on 0110 of hia ioumeya needed a
drink, a bottle of vodki had t>een pro
cured for him iu the aforesaid Slolie
dutahok, and the authorities ordered to
draw on the Imperial Treasury far the
price. From that feeble rill finally fol
lowed all those innumerable gallons.
Singular Case of Ilrowulug.
A Mrs. Siuiley, widow of the late Bill
Poole, was drowned iu the North River,
New York. With others aha had been
present at a surprise jiartv given to the
captain of a steamer lying in winter
quarters. As the party were leaving
for the dock the unfortunate lady slip
ped from the steep gang plank and fell
into tho water and broken ioe.. The
watclimau of a boat, named Winne,
plunged into tho freezing water, taking
with him one end of a line which he
had made fast an deck. He reached
the struggling woman, lifted her head
above the water, and shouted to those
above to haul up. They did so, and
Winne and Mr*. Smiley were hoisted
out of the water, vp, up, until they
almost touched the gong plank and the
horrified spectators thought that both
were saved. But just before it was
possible to lay hands on the woman she
slipped through her waterproof cloak
and fell again. Winne tossed tho cloak
on deck and again jumped iu to the res
cue. Seizing Mrs. Smiley ho lifted her
head above the water, and strove to
napport her until he could receive assis
tance; but hebiow was benumbed and
half frozen. Hia fingers relaxed ami
Mrs. Hmiley sank. Wiuae almost un
conscious, was hauled upon tho deck.
They Like to Read.
At night, saya the Warden of Ming
Sing pnsan, wheueaah prisoner is lock
ed in uia cell, it is a curious, and to me
a most interesting apccticle to see near
ly every man trying te rend ; some stand
ing by the grated cell-door, with spel
ling-book, some with slate And pencil;
one learning his alphalmt, the other
trying to form letters, a third has man
aged to get a small hunu, some have
tallow candles or a small tin lamp of
their own make ; others provide them
selves with a small tin dish this is fill
ed with grease of some kind, and, with
cotton wick, serves to give a dim light.
By such ways and means almost every
prisoner manages to read or study.
.Many of them are good readers, and
are storing their niiuda with useful
knowledge as well as Uiey caa. 1 have
in my mind one man who conld not
read w hen he canie here, who not only
learned to read well, but became master
of the most difficult problems in mathe
.TKWISH' STATISTICS.— —Tho first colony
of Jews in New York arrived in I<!2<,
the city at that time being under the
Dutch, who gave it the uarne of New
Amsterdam. In 1700, the first Jewish
congregation was formed. They built
tho first synagogue in 1721. In 1844
there were four synagogues ; in 1854
there were twenty, anil at pr< sent there
are at least forty in New York. The
whole number of Jewish houses of
prayer in the United States is about
Milk In leva*.
1 he Festival vf Jaganuath.
Of the twenty-four high feasts which
enliven the religiuns year in India, the
Oar Festival of Jugannatli is the great
est. A writer ile*cubing this festival
says that for weeks before the Car Fes
tival pilgrims come trooping into l'uri
bv thousands every day. Tlio whole
district is in a (riiucnf. lty the lame
the great ear has riseu to the orthodox
height of forty-five feet, the tcxifde
cook* make their calculations for feed
ing ninety thousand mouths. The vast
edition ia aupported on sixteen wheels
of seven feet diameter,and is thirty-five
feel square. The brother and sister of
Jugannatli have separate ear* a few feet
smaller. Whcti the sacred images are
at length brought forward and placed
upon their chariots, thousands fall on
their kuoeS, and bow their foreheads iu
the dust. The vast multitude shouts
as with one throat, and, surging back
ward and forwartli drags the wheeled
editiee down tlie broad street towards
the couutrv-kuuae of I<ord Jagannath.
Music strikes up before and behiud,
drums beat, cymbals clash, the priests
harangue from the ears, or shout a sort
of luedlev enlivened with broad allu
sion* and coarse gestures, which are
received with roars of laughter by the
Aml so the dsuse mass struggles fur
ward by cenvulsive jerks, tugging,
sweating, shouting, jumping, singing,
prayiug, and swearing. The lUstaucw
from the temple to the country-huuee is
less than a tuile, but the wheels sink
deep into the Baud, and the journey
takes several days. After hours of se
vere toil and wild excitement iu the
July tropical Dun, a reaction necessarily
follows. The zeal of the pilgrims flags
before the garden-house is reached; and
the cars, deserted by the devotees, are
dragged along by tLe professional pull
era witli deep-drawn grunts and groans
These aieu, four Uiouaaud and twoLun
dred iu number, are peasant* from the
neighboring fiscal divisions, who gen
erally manage to live at free quarters
iu I'uri during the festival. Arrived at
the country-house, the enthusiasm sub
side*. The pilgrims drop exhausted
upon tho burning earn) of the sacred
street, or block up the lanes with their
prostrate bodies. When they have
slept off their excitement, they rise re
freshed, and ready for another of the
strong religions stimulants of the seas
on. Lord Jagannath is left to get back
to his temple iu beat be can; and, but
for the professional car-pullers, would
infallibly stick at hia country-house. In
a closely-packed throng of a hundred
thousand men and women, many of
them unaccustomed to exposure or hard
labor, aiid all of them tugging and
straining to the uttermost, under e
blazing tropical ami, deaths must occa
sionally occur. There have doubtless
l..vn instuioea of pilgrims throwing
themselves under the wheels in a freuzy
of rcligioua excitement; but such in
stances were always rure, and are new
unknown. At one time, several unhap
py people were killed or injured every
year, but they wr almost invariably
cose* of accidental trampling. The few
suieidee that did occur were for the
most part coses of diseased and miser
able objects, who Uok this means to
put themselves out of pain. The offi
cial returns now place this beyond
A frog, who wanted to cross to the
opposite bank of a river, so runs the
fable, met a mouse of hia acquaintance,
"Come with me to the opposite aide."
But the mouse said, —
" No, 1 would rather go roxnd."
"By uo meaus," returned the frog,
" we will go together—tho shortest way."
" Well, then," coutiuued tho frog,
" let me fasten oue of your feet to une
of uitue, aud I will tow you over."
" Agreed," said tho mouse.
So the frog fastened one of his feet
to one of the mouse's paws, and swam
away with him into the stream. When
they hnd got about half wsv across the
mouse was exhausted, and, Ending him
self sinking, cried out,—
" Help, my friend, help! I am drown
ing— O treachery! lam lost; some one
will n pav you for your cruel deceit!"
So saying, he turned over and breath
ed hia last.
At that very moment a simrrow-hawk
passed by, saw something like a mouse
upon the aurfnee of the water, tlew down
and carried it off, and thn Irog with it.
rat: Those who set trapa for
i ther* sometimes get utrapped them
80-tnirtlun of Timber.
A writer in the Popular Sirirnre Month
ly calls attention to some tacts which
go to show that the alarm alxiut the
destruction of timber on this continent
ia by no means a sensational one. In
an estimate made in the report of the
Department of Agriculture for 1870 it
is shown that all the pine timber iu the
region between tho Mississippi on the
west au<l Lakes Superior am! Michigan
on the uorth and east will disappear
within the next twelve years, while the
hard wood will last only tweuty-one
rears if the present rate of consumption
is kept up, and no means bo employed
to replace the wood consumed. In tins
region about 330,000 acres are deuuded
each year, and to compensate for this
loss only 130,000 acres are planted an
nually throughout the entire West.
One moans by which this fatal destruc
tion was kept up and fostered until quite
recentlv was the protective tax Itud
npon foreign luinlier by the Govern
ment, which brought capital into do
mestic lumber business, and tiesides
operating adversely to onr building in
terests denuded the land of forests which
were imperatively needed for sanitary
FAI.SE Fiuox.—No honest occupation
is so disrcpatable as habitual idleness.
Vet there ore many young ladies who
choose to think so. There are very
many girls of Limited means, in largo
cities, who would gladly employ their
leisure hours in some way that would
prove remunerative to them, if they
could do so without the fact of their be
ing thus employed ticiug known out
aide their own family circle*. Bather
than tliia, these fastidious girls will
submit to any privations, and pass hours
of each day in listless idleness that
ought sud could be put to profitable
use. Another of the results of this
false prule is the fostering of a spirit
of idleness, which almost completely
unfits them for house duties, and more
especially those which devolve upon
thorn after marriage. Hence tlio many
unhappy marriages growing out of s
wont ol fauiililarity with household
duties, and a positive disinclination to
Toox rnr. HINT. —A London detec
tive put his bead into an omnibus one
day just as it was starting off, with the
remark, " Fuascngera will do well to
look out for their poeketbooka. There
are two members of the swell mob in
this'bns." Thereupon a grave looking
old gentleman with eye-glasses and a
gold-neadod enno hastily got out, sav
ing, "if that's the case I won't go in
this 'bus." He was followed by a
clerical-looking gentleman with a whits
choker, who remarked that be " would
not vide In snob company." And then
the detective closed the door and shout
ed to the driver. " All right; drive on ;
they've got out. *
lion it Ureal Line sprung
The UuUd Cnunrd Blenuiaht)V4Juiii- )
pony. MVt Maik Twain, it composed
simply of two or throe grandchildren
who have stepped into the shots of a
couple f old Soot-ch hither* ; for liurint'
mid .Mm lvor *i re the Canard Company
when it was horn; it w* Hum) mid
Moo Ivor when the originator* had
pußi-i-J away ; it ib Burns uiid Mnelvor
•Ull iu the third generation never has
beeu out of the two finality*. llunu
wm u Glasgow merchant, Mot- Ivor wot
iui old aen-dog who Bailed a thip for
him in early times. 'J*bnt vessel's earn
ings were east iuto tinking fund ;
with the money they built another ship. i
and thru unoiher, and thus the old
original packet hue from Ulaagow to
Halifax was established. At that time
the mulls were slowly and expensively
carried in English Government r esse hi.
Hums & Macfvor and Judge llaiiburtou
("Ham Blick fell to eoukideriug a
scheme of getting the job of carrying
these mails iu private bottoms. lu
order to Liianage the thing thev needed
to l>e quiet about it, mid also they
needed faster vessel*. Hull burton had
a relative who waa not a shining success
iu practical life, but had an inventive
hwod ; name, Bam Cuuard ; he took hia
old jack-knife and a ahiugla and sal
down and whittled out Una enormous
Koyal Mail Lin* of vessels that we call
the Cunurdcr*—a great navy,. it ia—
doiug business in avery oceun ; owning
forty-live steamships of vaat coat ; con
ducting ita affmrs w ith the rigid method
and ayatriu of a national navy; using a
company uniform; retiring super
annuated and disabled men and officers
on permanent pensions, and numbering
ita servants by hundred* and thousand a
In ita own pnvata establishment in
LivarjHMjl it keeps 4,IRA) men under
pay. That la what Batu. Cuuard whit
tled out That ia to a.-iy, he whittled
out a little model for a fast vessel, it
was satisfactory ; he was instructed to
go and get the mail contract, aimply
under his own name ; he did it, and the
company ltecain* commonly known ws
the Canard Compauv ; then the ouan- |
pauy tried steam auu made it work ;
they prospered, and bought out Hali
burton, and also Canard's Tit lie interest;
thev removed Covard to Foigland and
made him their London agent; he grew
rich, and whan he died he died net as
a poor, dreaming provincial whittler of
experimental models, but as the great
BirHarnue!Canard, K. C. 8.,ur0. W. X.,
or something like that, for th* aovsrvugu
had knighted him.
The Mniittfarlnre of Fig-Iron.
It ia ettimated tliat during the last
year 2,300,000 tons of pig-iron were
made in the United Btab-a. The pro
duet of the year ended June 1, 1870,
was, according to tlie ninth ccnaus,
2,046,123 ton*. being 1,065.322 tons mora
than that of the year 1859-60.
Of this amount IVnnsvlr&uia made
1.083,272; \>w York 28.T56; Mass*
chusctta 16,416; and Ohio 306,363.
According to a bat in the Report of
the American Pig Iron Manufacturers'
Association, there were, last August,
sccoLilly completed or building, 63 blast
furnaces, distributed as follows: Penn
sylvania, 24; Indiana, 2: Illinois, 2;
Missouri, 2; Tennessee, 4; Ohio, 10;
Michigan sod Lake Superior Region, 5.
Since that time steps have beeu taken
to build probably 30 othor furnaces; j
ao Unit all the new enterprises afloat
may be regarded aa leading to an addi
tion to Mie annua! productive capacity
of the country of 600,0110 tons of pig
iron, resulting in an investment of from
about $15,000,000 to *40,000,000.
The annual production of the world
is about 13,000,000 tuna, slid the pres
ent consumption is more tliou equal to
this supply. Continent*] Europe ex
pert# some iron (from Belgium and Swe
den!, but imports still more, so that,
practically, she ia limited to meeting
the needs of ber own markets. Oreat
liritaiu produced last year 6,627,179
The year opens with the price ranging
for No. 1 Fuuuderv at from $lB to SSO,
and contracts hovobeen made at these
figures. It is probable that no great
reduction will take place during the
year. In England, no great fluctuations
vrliicli might seriously affect our mar
kets need be apprehended.
The distinctions of caste maintained
among the Hindoos are no more rigid
than oosae of those observed hr Ameri
can Indians. In Uie Indian Territory
the Cheyenne* and Arapahoe* have been
brought together in one agency; but (
no jx-rsnasion etui indnce the Cheyeunea
to j>ermit their children to associate
with those of the Arapahore, who are
considered low caste. This feeling has
had an unfavorable effect on the at
tempts made to educate the children of
the Cheyeunea, n* the parents, though
willing to have them taught, could not
tie prevailed upon to allow them to at
tend school on terms of equality with
the Arapahoe children. Finally a com
promise was effected by a rearrange
ment of the school house. A partition
running through the centre divided the
Cheyenne pnpooacs from the Arapahoe*
while they were lieing taught, so tliat
the young Cbeyennea were enabled to
pursue their studies without suffering
contact with their low-caste fellow-sava
ges. Notwithstanding all three conces
sion* to prejudice, it waa found that it
waa only the |oorest and leant aristo
cratic of Uie Cheyeunea who manifested j
any hearty disposition to avail them
selves of the opjiortunities nffored for
tho instruction of their children.
It in a solid tapering obelisk of red
granite, ont from ton to bottom with
deep, sharpiy-defined, symbolic charac
ter* which nolmdy understand*. Lying
about five feet below the level of the
ground, its mute was discovered abvnt
thirty years ago. Both were brought
over one hundred miles from the ancient
city of On, the great university of
Ancient Egypt, where Moses was edu
cated. How anrh masses sere trans
ported suali a distance—all the way a
desert oi aaud, loose and yielding—can
not bo explained; Vvt rhnrouic en
gineers accomplished the feat without
marring the block*. Tlte horizontal
one wss presented by Mahomed Ali to
the English Ciovornroent. After a.m
months of effort British artisans failed
to ruiso it out of its present bed, *o a
veoael detailed for oooxeving the curi
osity to Loudon returned without a
AN UNFORTTNATK Rrsr LT. —lt is in
teresting to know tbnt the Chinese ar
hiter of the fnte of millions the Emper
or, wlio, at the age of fifteen has just
been married, never saw either of his
brides before the day of marriage. He
fancied he saw one—and site was hump
backed—in n dream. By some strange
chance a girl so affiictcd—but otherwise
of transcendent loveliness—wins among
the seven hundred girls from which his
Majesty's brides were selected. The
Empresses whose duty it was to make
the selection knew of his Majesty's
dream, and fixed on this girl for one of
his wivea: but tho poor creature was
killed by the (JourJj surgeons who un
dertook, by some heroic process, to cure
her deformity. It is said the young
man takes the sad office most seriously
Torma: a Year, in Advance.
Incident* at a Fair.
About tbe Place de la Haiti 1!*, Paris,
there ia a regular Pair, th# booths being
mora numerous than commas, but ail
stocked with children's toys. A pals,
wan, emanated young woman, leading
a little boy by the hand, was seen going
about from booth to booth, and Itoln
gazing wiatfullv at th# things which
were U-yond tlieir reach. Both were
meanly, scantily clad, and both showed
traces of great poverty, and of pro
longed miaerv. On passing a booth
where a number of doll* were spread
out iu a basket, tbe buv took one iu hia
hand, but waa immediately seized by
the dealer. He brutally seized the child
by the ear, and cried: "He*! help!"
A crowd waa instantly collected, and the
pohee aouu upon the epot. The poor
mother clasped her bauds iu supplica
tion. "Oh! pardon liim!" she prayed;
" he ia ouly seven years of age—lie had
no* toys—nothing—and he wanted sue
so much!" The dealer turned hi* rage
upon her and called her an accomplice,
and, iu spite of th* protests of all pres
ent, he insisted upon having bftu ar
rested, and preferred a charge of rob
bery against them. Both have remained
iu custody up to this moment, awaiting
their turn for trial. Afar mora pleas
ant scene occurred on the Boulevard
Bonne Nouvelle. A member of oar
American ooloay waa walking about
with hia litU# girl, flv* years of age,
when they met a procession of orphan
children. The litU* girl asked the
meaning of their checked costume and
blue ribbons, sad on being told that
they wcr* poor girl* who had no par
ents, ah* asked who gav* them tlieir
N*w Year * gifts. On being told Uiat
thev had nose, she waa greatly affected,
and proposed that she should give them
h*r toys. Touched himself, or anxious
to encourage the charitable disposition
abowu by hia daughter at this early
age, Mr. 8., on getting permission from
the Histrrw of Chanty who scoots periled
them, bought oat the stock of two or
three stalls, and sent sixty odd orphan
girls away very liappy.
r World's Fair.
New York apjieara to be progressing
witk ita permanent " World a Pair " en
terprise, and promises that it will in no
way interfere With the proposed " Cen
tennial " cdebraticn in Philadelphia,
although the people of that citv arc in
clined to t-ie opinion that it wi"lL The
Industrial Exhibition Company of New
York, of rhieh Gov. Dix ia president,
ia an organized corporation, under a
special act of the Legislature of that
Htatc, and the tint *2,(100,000 of the
stock ia now offered at below par, and
the property of the com pony ia exempted
froui taxes and assessments for five
years, and generally all power* are
panted to it that wrftl facilitate it* ob
ject*. It is proposed to locate the
necessary buildings for exhibition pur
poscs on land ia the upper part of the
city, comprising in all eight blacks of
ground, valued, at the tima of the con
tract, at $1,700,000. of which 200.000
have been paid. The land purchased
for the object appears to l>e the only
tract of territory in one location owned
or controlled by Individuals Urgeenougb
for a "World's Fair," lying between
Ninety-eighth and One Hundred and
Second street* and Third and Fourth
avenuea, thus being central]v located.
The estimated oostfcof a suitable build
ing ia about $7,000,000. A proposition
has been made by an eminent New
England firm to construct a dome ever
the court, which dome shall tie the
largest and most magnificent in the
world. All this firm oak ia that they be
granted a perpetual lease of- the dome,
above the apring of the arch, subject to
reasonable conditions. The estimated
cost of this dome is (3,000,000. Fi
nancially, it ia believed by those who
have become especially interested in
the "World's Fair" enterprise, that it
will prove a profitable speculation, be
sides showing the development ef ma
terial progress since the year (1854)
when tLe New York Crystal"l'alaoe was
opened. — Erchamyt.
A Faithful I>eg.
Among the section men mentioned
caught out in the frightful Minnesota
storm, was one who lived several miles
from St. He waa unable to
reach home, and hiswife became alarmed
for bis safety, and lie was uneasy about
hia family. * On Thursday a sliepherd
dog kekmgiug to him came bounding
into St. James with a little leather bag
attached to hia collar, in which was a
letter from hia wife containing the joy
ful intelligence that they were ** all
well at houic," and asking for news of
her husband. Another letter wa* writ
ten informing the wife that the husband
waa safe ami would return home as sown
va he could reach there. This letter
waa placed in the leather bag, and the
faithful animal told to "go home."
Away started the almost human animal
through the fearful storm and anow
drifts, ami arrived safely at home witli
the precious news so anxiously looked
for by the waiting wife and mother.
The next day the huaband reached
home. This same dog was also sent
with s letter to a aica neighbor, and
brought back an answer. That dog is
not for sale.
A Royal Sleigh.
From a description given in a German
cotamporary it appear* that the new
sleigh of tlie King of Bavaria surpasses
in splandor all the sleighs iu the world.
This sleigh ia one niaasof gilded mytho
logical nd allegorical figures. The
body proper ia supported by asiad*. and
numerous cupids are seen gamboling ia
the garlands of tlowera which wind
around it "en relief." Blue velvet
cushion*, ornamented with the richest
gold embroideries, cover the seate and
steps, while the side aud back panels
are decorated by paiutingm from the
master hand of "Hennr von Pechinau.
The pole is also gilded and trimmed
with eoatlv velvet. The rolwa are of
ermine. The harness for four horses is
covered with embroidered velvet, and
so heavy are iU gold ornamentations
that one"headstall cannot be lifted with
a single hand, and still more costly are
the saddle covers. Sleigh and harness
coat the trifling sum of 300,000 florins
or something over SBO,OOO in gold.
A New York reporter hss scented ont
a new business. He saw a sign, "Dresa
coats for balls aud holidays, etc., for
hire," aud of course went into the shop
aud interviewed the proprietor. Swal
low-tailed coats are hired three dollars
a wear—twenty-five dollars deposit—
sometimes vests, bnt never pantaloons.
A gentleman never likea to wear another
man's trowsuru. The proprietor says he
is the only man in the business in the
city, and he has a good thing of it.
His principal customers are not men
who are too poor to purchase dress suits,
but those who want to go to a ball or
fandango some night when they do not
want to go home and dress for the oc
casion. Impertinent inquiries might
be made and objections interposed in
tlieir own dressing-rooms, and so they
iust step into the accommodating coat
lender's and avoid trouble aud conten
tion, and he ia quietly making a fortune!
Several steamers of the Atlantic com
pany have been seized for debt. This
was formerly a wealthy company.
The Pittsba rg Boiler Explosion.
The following detail* of the fatal • |
plosion of four boilers in Pittsburg are
Tho American Work*, where the ex
plosion took place, arc tlis largswt of
the kind in America, occupying about .
fifteen acres of ground and giving em- ,
plovuieut to about 8,000 peraena. The
works wen built in 18/0, and bare a
famo aa the proprietors and inventors ,
of the celebrated cold-rolled iron shaft
ing. There vera comparatively few f
houses in the immediate rieinitjr of the ,
works when atarted, bat now tliej hare i
increased until the inhabitants nnrnber,
iwrbape, sows 18,000, who are nearly i
ail dependant on thia establishment for
their living and support. The explosion
was that of four boiler* which vera
located in a central part of tbenumereua
work-shops. Tbaae work a art run night
end day, and hare two torna of about
1,000 t iwjb. Everything waa going on I
with tldPuaual exactness and military
precision up to the time of the catas
trophe. Then the ahneka and agonising I
erica of the poor unfortunataa baffled
description. The report of the exploded
boilers had aearoaly aubmded, when the
gates and entrance to the works were
besieged by thousands who clamored to <
gain admittance. Wives were frantic-1
ally searching for their bnsbanda,
mothers for their children, and sisters
for their brothers, who went lying
within the nuea. The wreck waa com
plete, the dying iron, stone and brick ;
carrying everything before it. 80 de
structive waa the force spent that the
remains of the boiler can only be found 1
in minute particles. The pipes and
other connections were hurled to such
s distance that at the msec at writing
they have not been found. The lass of 1
life, as far as can be aeeerteAied, is
jwven lulled and about thirty wounded.
The names of those who were killed are
Anton Bsc us, Charles Pay, Tboa. lie
Carthr, Mike Reynold*, Barney Me
CfvlfT, Mike Sbehaa, and Patrick Row
ley. The portion of the work* whWh
was demolished was the spike and nail
factories, and what u known as the j
sheet-mill. The cause which led to the
explosion at present remains a mystery. •
Mr. Jones ssvs the iron was of the heat
quality, and that the boiler was maun
factored by one of the beat boiler
makers in "the city. He attaches no
blame whatever to the engineer end his
assistants, aa they are tminent in their
profession, and sober and careful men.
The loss at present is estimated atj
about 878,000. hut it is believed the ,
proprietors will not recover any insur
ance, aa the buildings were insured
against fire and not against accident.
Workmen have commenced te remove
the debris, and rebuilding will begin at
once. The fats of the eleven men who
were engaged in excavating a tunnel i
underneath where tha wreck now lies
has not been ascertained, and it may be
possible that they have met with a nor- j
rible death. The families of the mill
hands, who occupied the tenement
houses adjoining this vast hive of in*
duslrv, narrowly escaped with their
lives/and notwithstanding acme women
and children were lacerated by the fly
ing missiles, none are known to be,
fatally injured. The Coroner's jnry
viewed the bodies of the killed, and
adjourned until tha next morning.
Among the incidents of the disaster, t
it is mentioned that a horse that be
longed to the company, and which was
standing about a hundred yards from
the scene of the expldsion, was struck
bv a brick and dropped dead in the
tracks, being killed instantly. Mrs.
Clark, wife of one of the employees,
hearing the noise of the explosion, fell
upon her knees and commenced to
prav ; while in the attitude of suppli
cation a piece of the boiler wteghiug
700 pounds struck the house, and went
cruaimig through the room on a line
of where her head would hers been
had she remained standing. Another
mass of the boiler iron, weighing nearly
eight v pounds, went lumbering through
the sir for a distance of 200 yards, and
descending upon the door of a bakery
on Carson street, creaked through H aa
it might through a bouse of straw, and j
fell upon the middle of the floor. For
tuuately, however, though much d- j.
struction of property was occasioned, 1
no loss of life ensned. A blacksmith,
named Jacob Brooming**, who was
working in a shop in the vicinity of the '
explosion, had been standing at a cer
tain place Axing a horseshoe. He
stepped over where the horse wax, and
had just begun to put the shoe on whan
an immense piece of iron, weighing
f nil v 200 pounds, came crashing through
the roof, and fell on the apot where he
had bees standing a moment before.
Feeding Um Itnmngeri.
The express train on the Milwaukee
and St. Baul road waaanowed in daring
the storm on a little weat of McGregor.
Their were eome thirty passengers, in
cluding eight women and one baby.
Aa eoon aa the train stopped all the
passengers were gathered ni the centre
ear, and the euahiona were piled againat
the wiudowa to keep out the enow, which ,
waa to fine that it entered through the j
imperceptible interstices in inch qoanti- 1
tiee that it waa shovelled up and earned
out iu mail-bags. The store# were kept
red-hot. In the post-office ear the tram
hands, numbering fifteen, were barri
caded. Thus all night TuMkUgr waa j
passed, the chief sensation being the
diacoverv of a packageof tea, which waa
prepared for the nursing mother and
■aved her baby's life. Ou Wednesday I
six resident* of Ridge way loaded them
selves with bread, crackers, cheeae,
sardines, and such portable edibles aa .
they eould carry, and let out for the
train. They made the three miles in 1
four hours, folio wing the telegraph poles, j
and were received with cheers and tears
of ior by the 'leagured passenger*, who
had been will out food for thirty hours. I
General John Lawlsr, a large stock
holder of the road, who was on board, j
offered the men the coat of their cargo i
and 825 each, and Superintendent Pryor
added a perpetual free paaa over the j
line, but John Martin, who had organ
ized the party, declined to accept a cent
for what a common humanity had im- 1
palled them to do.
SwixDUtp Hm. Mr. Moeher, of
lowa, waa inrthe possession of eight
hundred pounds of butter, worth in
Council Biuffs twenty cents a pound.
One Duvall represented himself aa a
provision dealer and purehased the lot
at forty cents, payinifthe cash down for
his purchase. Of course the gentleman
was at once convinced of the honorable
character of the man who luul paid him
double the market price for the pro
duct of his dairy, and waa easily in
duced immediately thereafter to do a
little guessing on the weight of certain
articles, which resulted in transferring
back to the possession of Duvall the
#BBO which he had paid for the butter,
together with whatever other funds the
unfortunate Mosher happened to have
about him. This waa baajenough, but
Duvall filled and overflowed the meas
ure of hia iniquity when, on being
pressed for a return of the money, he
made a complaint againat his dnpe and
procured hia arrest for gambling!
Charles Thnrlow, of Newburyport,
Mass., has suffered from defective sight
and hearing, but he fell into the hold of
a veaael the other day, and now sees and
hears as well as anybody. The shock
did it, but ha thinks it a rough remedy.
Pacts and Fancies.
| A trying ordaal ; --oap boiling.
And now the washwomen hf Cineui
gJI iousof Mhraeite pig triMa**
f A dandy on ahoMda-btul enough, but
a swell oa the mala sickening,
Velvet boots are now made to match
f the toilet with beds also of velvet.
" No hoop-skirts are no* seen in the
streete of Pert*" asyn a correspondent.
"Pearl weddings" * the proper
thing now after sixty years of married
j Three diamonds in a row have super
seded the soltaire as as engagement
Yon ate anubbad in New York if you
havsu't a tort >i*#-ab ell belt with a silver
St is anticipated that the English
wheat crop far Is7B will be the smallest
There in a rural organisation in lowa,
whose motto is " None but farmers for
t-1 wasters are not responsible for rogtater
, ed letters.
The new Missouri Senator pronoun
eea his name Jkrje* with the aceent on
;the last syllable.
An IndianopoHs grocer who published
a list of t oatomera who did not pay has
j been sued for libel.
There have been 87,000 distinct ape
ries of insects catalogued in Europe
! that prey upon wheel.
A small aqnirrelat Franklin, Pa., was
lately surprised with eight buahela of
shelled corn in his possession.
A Peoria lady, on returning home,
found her cow in the parlor chewing its
end and gazing contentedly in a mirror.
A California woman just before com
mitting suicide wrote to a friend that
I "it aaartv killed her to lea*# her poor
It is a great mistake for a lady to
wear a bonnet too ywung looking for her
age, aa it serves only to make her age
(Jov. Washburn, of Wisconsin, <*!*•
upon the Legislator* to devise sonieh
that will break op rallee, grab- bags a d
lotteries at obnseh fairs.
Aladyha# bean robbed in a Milwaukee
cburoL, during aervice, of a quantity of
costly lac* from her cloak, and cannot
imagine how it waa done.
Mrs. Fremont is described ee having
gnm etotit and mj, aad i®
days of her aftUb to-suty, was so fas
* ciuating aa at the psussnt time.
, William F. Hague, a deputy United
thatcs Marshal in Omaha, and brother
in-law of Governor Scott, of South
Carolina, was froaea to death near
* Cheyenne, W. T.
A paper in the oil regions denies that
. a denizen of its locality was seen doing
' up a nitroglycerine can tor a Christmas
peasant to his mather-in-tow. He hired
•anther man to do it up.
A lady's hat, trimmed in the height
of the fashion, and nicely jacked tn *
1 band-box, e earned by the United
States mail from Maine to California
for eleven cents postage.
Wliea the mortality on both sides by
death in battle, by wounds and by dis
ease. lfiroughont all the Napoleonic
campaigns i summed up, it exceeds at
the lowest computation two millions.
The Cartists are vvpoetad to be aetin;
with terrible cnUy in the north of
Spain, murdering and mutilating tboaa
who dp pose them, and forcing hundreds
of young men to join the insurgeo*
The late H—' Robert B. Cranston
Newport, B. I , leave* 875,000 to those
poor people "who are tao honest to
steal and too proud to beg, ae is
worded in his will, in his native (Ay of
James Creamer has been sentenced to
twentv years' additional imprisonment
in the* \fiofeschusetts State Prison for a
murderous assault on Deputy Warden
Hafi during rriigimm service in tha
chapaL . •,
A lady in Fort Wayne has cards out
for ber silver, crystal. and tin weddings,
which oreur on the earns day. Her first
two husband* (divorced) have received
invitation*, hut perversely decline at
With quiet sarcasm a Maine paper re
mark* that after the " Chase heir* " get
their thirty-five millions of duilai*.
more or leas, frtm England, they will
eontcr a favor by liquidating a small
bill at its eflkw.
That was adelieate compliment given
by a ragged newsboy to toe pretty gial
who bought a paper of him. '• Foe .
little fellow," aaad she, " aint von very
add?" "I was, ms'ar, before you
passed," he replied.
O, Hie snow, the l>eautiful snow; such
• kuaky thing, you know; blueing your
nose and chilling your toe* ; as whirling
along the stroetlt goes. No silly praise,
not ur for Joe, for that coldest of
frauds, the beautiful snow.
la the year 1848, the population of
ht Paul was scarcely 500: in 1885, but
13,000; now it exceeds 33.00 G. Bufld
mg statistics show 982 buildings erect
ed during the last year, at aa average
coat of $1,759 th# total being $2,346.-
ebrated its first oaatenaij by devoting
eight of ita wide columns to the remin
iscence* of men and thing* 100 years
ago. Bv noon a copy of the paper
could not be had (or love or money in
While the Prince Imperial waa return
ing from the Chapel to the family man
sion from the Emperor'a funeral, he waa
saluted with the cry of "Vive l'Empe
reur." In rephr to the salutation, he
exclaimed : "iSie Jkaperor is dead.
Use l* AVance."
i A voting man attending a Christmas
, party at Southampton, England, was
sentenced" to walk down the main
street drv*eed in woman's clothea, as a
i forfeit He did it and the vigilant
Soiice gave him free lodgings for several
ays in the station house.
! ilie jury have declared innocent, Jen
uie Drus, the Cleveland girl who shot
Mayor Fisk two years ago. She has sli
' aleug pleaded guilty; hut what is a
i young girl supposed to know about such
: iui important matter compared with the
" twelve good men and true ?"
The force of Modocs under Caption
' Jack is supposed to number about three
j hundred warriors,all good fighting men.
. Reinforcements from sympathising
Indians of neighboring tribes have
' joined him, since the last fight with
the U. a troqpa.
Near Port Ridgelev, Minn., six little
1 children started for home from school
during the storm. Ono of them was
! found with his books under his arm;
! the others, locked-in a tenth-embrace,
had little tear* of ice in the eyes that
there were no kind hands to close when
! tVv grew diu) in the blinding snow
When the weather is cold enough to
admit of meat being kept for several
; dav*. it ii much better for family use
when aileaat a week old. Experts say
that if a quarter of any kind of meat be
' hung with the cut end np, the revewe of
the usual way, the juice wall remain in
1 the meat instead of running to the cut
j to be evaporated.
In September last a mag *ith bis ri
fles, two boys, two dogs, and a small
wagon, passed through Caasnlle, Mo.,
on his way to the swamp< of Arkansas,
on a trapping expedition. He has re-
I turned with 100 mink skins, 550 coon
! akiuA, and 3 deer skins, the whole Tahi
ed at $850; pretty good pay for ninety
days" work. At woe time he waa thitiy
' five miles from anv h^use.
Camel's hair ahawhi ui still be found
costing 85,000, but there riw long shawls
of antique design and richest coloring
reduced in prices to from 8150 to 8250,
formerly longed for *t #I,BOO. The real
Deeca is now as low a* #s(l Reversible
camel's hair shawfc are especially popu
lar, as one's friends are thereby eunn lug
ly deceived, and the owner credit
with being the possessor of two, aw'