The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, April 03, 1873, Image 1

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    Under the Moon.
Under the moon two lorer* walked -
The silver moan, the round full moon -
Under it* beam* they softly talked
Of south and love Mid JntiO.
And tl>er plighted their vow* in the silvery
for their heart*, like the mow, were full that
fader the moon they walked again—
The netting moon, the waxing moon
And eoaroely a word waa aaid by Uie twain :
Ob. moon, you eel too noon
And love in one of the hearth. like the rim
Of the waning moon, grew faint and dim.
Under the ekiea a maiden stood
The cold utght-ekiea. the moonloee akiee -
Bhe heart the owl in the lonely wivvt.
And elie heard her own deep sigh*.
'Heart and ekiea devoid of lirht,
Ood," alio cried. " w hat a dreary night !**
Under the ekiee lea narrow mo*, n d
Tlie watchful akice. the starry ekiee
And the ray* of Uia moor _ ao full and round.
Shine down whore maiden he*.
And they Uuieo. the fl.-kie |uvr *IM
Malk* with sc j^„. r aud wooes anew.
For the sake of Peace.
Rob sod 1 were playmate* once.
Together used to laugh Mid err;
A youth an.l maiden are wc now—
Oh dear, tlie vrar* so swiftly fly
* Ueed to play st kircwv. toe.
k'heu ww were children gay Mid free 1
And now, the rogus, he qtut* in*).*!*
That he should still air lover to.
I really CMI'I make np my mind
Te quarrel with the foolish hoy,
>\jr mayhe. if he weut away.
My l;fe would taso onediatf iu joy
And if the question 1 should try
To *?SHP with hsm, why. you see.
Iu argument, e when a child.
Hub always got the bast of inc.
So now what would won really do?
Hob haw a word of *ll I aay;
Ami after all. my heart incline*
To let lam bar* toe own dear way.
Oh. how pens**,! sic:. iw!
What can a timid mask* do ?
I think, just fm ake of pesos,
1 d Ivtl-'r j laid ihs point d.ui t you ?
" Ay, ay, sir; they 're smart seamen
enough, no doubt, them Dalmatians,
and reason good, too, seein' they man
half the Austrian nary ; bnt they ain't
got the seaaoein' of an Englishman, put
1 hew yer will."
1 was standing ou the upper dock of
the Austrian Lloyd steamer, looking last
upon pyramidal Jaffa, as it rises up in
terrace after terrace of stern grav mason
ry against thelustrvm* evening sky, with
tlie faain-tipped breaker* at its feet.
Beside uie. with hia elbow on the hand
rail, and hia short pipe between his
teeth, louugoa the stalwart chief-en
gineer, a# thorough an Englishman as if
he had not spent two-thirds of his life
abroad, and delighted to get hold of a
listener who (as he phrases it) " has
been about a bit. "
" No; they ain't got an Englodiman's
seasonal'," he continues, pursuing his
criticism of the Dalmatian seamen; "and
what's more, they aint got an English
man's phtek neither, not when it cornea
to a root scrapo."
"Can no ore hut an Englishman have
any pluck, then ?" ask I, laughing.
" Well, I won't just go for to say that;
o' course a man as is a man 'all have plnck
iu him all the world over. Fve seen a
Freociier buckle a shark to save his
messmate; aud I've seed a Hooshan
atatul to his gun arter every man in the
battery, ban-in* himself, hod been Mow
ed all to smash. But. if yer come to
that, the pluckiest feller as ever F seed
warn't a man at all!"
" What WAS he, then ?—a woman ?"
*' No, nor that neither; though, mark
ye, I don't go for to say as how women
ain't got pluck enough too—some of
'em, at least. .Vy old 'ooman, now,
saved me once from a lubber of a P>r
tigee as was just a-goin* to stick a knife
into me, when she cracked his nut with
a limdspike. (Ton can hear her spin
the yarn yourself, if you likes to pay ns
a visit when we get to Constantinople.)
Bat this nn as I'm a-talkin' on WAS a
little lad not ranch bigger*n Tom Thumb,
only with a sperrit of his own aa ud' ha'
. blowodnpa man-o'-war a'most. Would
yer like to hear about it f"
I eagerly assent; and the narrator,
knocking the ashes out of his pipe, folds
his brawny arms upon the top of the
rail, and commences as follows:
'Bout three years ago, afore I got
this berth as Tin in now, I was second
engineer aboard a Liverpool steamer
bound for New York. There'd been a 1
lot of extra cargo sent down jost at the
last minute, and we'd had no end of a
job stowin' it away, and that ran as late
o' startiu'; so that altogether, as you
may think, the cap'n warn't altogether
in the sweetest temper in the world, nor
the mate neither; as for the chief-en
gineer. he was an easy-guin' sort *o chap,
as notion' on earth could pat out. But
on the mornin' of the third day ont from
Liverpool, he com down to me in a
precious htirry, lookin' as if tomethin
had wit him out pretty considerably.
" "Tom,' says be, 'what d'ye think?
Blest if we ain't found a stowaway.*
(That's the name, yon know, sir, as we ;
give to chaps as hide themselves aboard
outward-bound vessels, and gets carried
ont unbeknown to everybody.)
"'The dickens yon have!' savs L
'Who is he, and where did yer find nim ?'
" ' Well, we found him stowed away <
among the casks lor'ard ; and ten to one
we'd never ha' twigged him at all, if the
•kipper's dog hadn't sniffed him ont
"And began barkin'. Siteh a little mite
as he is, too • I could a'most put him
in my baccy-pounch, poor little lieggar !'
but he looks to be a good plucked nn
for all that.'
" I didn't wait to hear no more, but
up on deck like a sky-rocket; and there
I did see a sight, and no mistake.
Every man-Jack of the crew, and what
few passengers we had aboard, was all
in a ring on the fo'o'stle, and in the
middle stood the furst-mate, lookin' as
black as thunder. Bight in front of
him, lookin' a reg'lar mite among all
them big fellows, was a little bit of a
lad not ten years old—ragged aa a scare
crow, but with bright curly hair, and
a bonnie little face o' his own, if he '
hadn't been so woful thin ami pale.
But, bless your soul! to see the way
that little chap held his head up, and
looked about him, you'd ha' thought
the whole ship belonged to him. The
mate was a great, hnlkin' black-t>eardd
feller, with a look that 'ad ha' frighten
a horse, and a Toice fit to make one
jump through a key-hole: bat the young j
nn warn't a bit af eared—he stood straight
and looked him full in the face with
em bright clear eyes o' hisn, for all
the world as if he was Prince Half red
himself. Folks did say arterwsrds
(lowering his voice to a whisper,) as
how he oomed o' belter blood nor what
he ought; and, for my part, I'm rayther
o' that way o' thinkiu myself; for I
never yet seen a common street Harab
(as they calls 'em now; carry it off like
him. You might ha' heerd a pin drop
as the mate spoke.
" 4 Well young whelp,' says he in his
grimmest voice, 'what's brought you
"'lt was my step-father as done it,'
Bays the boy in a weak little voioe, but
as steady as could be. ' Father's dead, j
and mother's married again, and my
new father says as how he won't have
no brats about eatin' up his wages;'
and he stowed me away when nobody
warn't lookin', and guv me some grub
to keep me goin' for a day or two till I
Jot to sea. He says I'm to go to Aunt
ane at Halifax; and here's her ad
" And with that, he slips his hand
into the breast of his shirt, and ont
with a scrap o' paper, awful dirty and
crumpled up, but with the address on
it right enough. _
" IFeall believed every word on't, even
without the paper; for his look, and
his voioe, and the* way he spoke, was
enough to show that there warn't a ■
ha' porth o' lyin' in his whole ak'in. But
the mate didn'tseem to swaller the yarn
at all; he only shrugged his shoulders
with a kind o' grin, as much as to say:
lam too old a bird to be caught with
that kind of chaff"; and then he says to
him : ' Look here, my lad, that's all i
very fine, but it won't do here—some of j
these men o' mine are in the secret, and
I mean to have it out of 'em. Nov,
you just pint out the man as stowed you
away and fed you, this very minute ; if
you don't, it'll be the worse for you!' j
FIUvD. lcrirrz. KditorniulT'ropriotor.
" The boy looked up iu ltia bright,
fearless w ay, (it did my heart good to
look at htm, the brave little chap!) and
. mute qmiely ; Vl've told you the
truth ; 1 ain't gut no more to aay.'
" The mate aays nothin', but l<xk*
at him for a uriuute a if he'd aee clean
through him ; ami then lie faced round
to the men, look in' Mocker than ever.
' Reeve a ro|e to the yard!" he tonga out
loud enough to rs'*o the dead; ' smart,
: HOW!'
" The men all looked at each other,
as much as to SAT: ' What on earth's a- J
i coming now ?' Hul aluiard shin, o'
course, when you're told to do a thing,
you're got to do it ; so the ro(e wrus
rove in a jiffy.
" 'Now, my lad,' said tlie mate, iu a
Lard, tufutirt kind o' voice, that made
evetv wort! seem like flttin' a stone into
a wall. * yon see that 'ere rope ? Well, f
I'll gne yon ten minutes to toilless' (he
took out los watch aud held it in hi*
haud;) 'ami if TOU don't tell the truth
afore the time's up, I'll hang you lik a
"The crew all stared at one auoilier
as if they couldn't lielieve their ear* (I
didn't believe mine, I can tell ye, i and
then a low growl went up among 'em,
like a wild beast a-wakin* out of a nap.
" 'Silence there !' shouted the mate,
in a voice like the roar of a uor'-eaater.
'Stand bv to run for'ard!' and with his
j own hands he put tlie nooa* rouud the
boy's neck. The little feller never
: tliuched a bit; but there wore some
antoug the sailors tbig strong chaps as
• (Mold ha' felled a ox) as shook like
leaves iu the wind. As for me, I lie
thought myself o' 1/1,7 little curly-haired
lad at home, and how it 'ud be if any
one was to go for to hang Aim,- and at
the very thought on't I tingled all over,
and my lingers clinched themselves as
if they werea-gripiu' somebody's throat.
I clutched hold o' a handspike, and held
it behind my back, all ready.
" 'Tom,' whispenx! the thief engineer
to me, *d' ye think he really means to
do it ?'
"'I don't know,' says I through my
teeth ; 'but if he does, Ac shall go first, f
if 1 swings for it !'
" 'I have been iu many an uglv scrape
in my time; but I never felt 'arf as bail
as I did then. Every minute seemed as
long as a dozen ; an I the tick o' tlie
mate's watch reg'lar pricked my ears
like a pin. The men were verv quiet,
but there was a precious ugly look on
sonic o" their faces; and I noticed that
three or four on 'em kep' edgin' for'ard
to where the mate was standin', in a
way that meant mischief. As for me.
I'd made up my mind that if he did go
for to hang tlie poor little chap, I'd kill
him on the spot, and take my chance.
"'Eight minutes,' says the mate, his
great deep voice breakin' in upon the
silence like the toil o' a funeral bell.
'lf yon've got anything to confess, my
lad," you'd best out with it, for your
time's nearly up.'
" • I've told yon tlie truth,' answers
, the boT, very pale, but as firm as ever.
: ' Mav I say my prayers, please ?'
" The mate nodded ; aud down goes
the poor little chap on his knees Iwith
that infernal rope about his neck all the
time), and puta up his poor little hands
to pray. I couldn't make out what he
said (fact, my head was iu siteh a whirl
that I'd hardly ha' knowed my own
name), bnt I'll be bound God heard it,
every word. Then he nps on his feet
again, and puts his hands behind him,
, and says to the mate, quite quietly, 'l'm
ready !'
" And then, sir, the mate's hard grim
face broke up all to once, like I've seed
. the ice in the Baltic. He snatched tip
the hoy in his arms, and kissed him,
and bust out a-cryin like a child ; and I
think there warn't one of us as didn't
jdo the same. I know I did, for one.
"' God bless you, my boy !' says he, 1
smoothin' the child's hair with his great
hard hand. * You're a true English-)
man, every inch of you ; you wouldn't
tell a lie to save your life ! Well, if so
be as yer father's cast ye off, I'll lie yer
father from this day forth ; and if I
ever forget you, then may God forget
me !*
" And he kep' his wonl, too. When
we got to Halifax, he found out the lit
tle un's aunt, and giv' her a lump o'
money to make him comfortable; and
now he goes to see the youngster every
voyage, as reg'lar as can be ; and to see
' the pair on 'em together—the little chap 1
so fond o* him, and not bearin' him a
bit o' grudge ; it's 'liout as pretty a
! sight as ever I seed. And now, sir,
axm' ver periling, it's time for me to be
goin'below, ao I'll just wish yer good
Broadcloth an Enemy of Health.
Professor Hamilton, in an able ad
dress on hygiene to the graduates of
the Buffalo medical college, denounces
broadcloth as an enemv to exercise, and
therefore to health. Re says ;
"American gentlemen have adopted,
I AS a national costtune, broadcloth—a
thin, tight-fitting black suit of broad
cloth. To foreigners we seem always
to be in mourning ; we travel in blacV
The priest, tho lawyer, the d<ctor, the
literarv man, the mechanic and even the
day-laborer, choose always the same
black broadcloth—a style that never
> ought to have been adopted out of the
drawing-room or the pulpit, l>eenusc it
is a feeble and expensive fabric, because
it is at the North no protection against
the cold, nor is it any more suitable at
the South. It is too thin to be warm
in winter, aud too black to be cool in
summerbut especially do we object
U> it because the wearer is always soil
i ing it by exposure. Young gentlemen
will not play ball, pitch qnoita, or
wrestle or tumble, or any other similar
thing, least their broadcloth should be
offended. They will not go ont into
the storm because the broadcloth will
lose its lustre if rain falU npon it; they
will not run, because they have no con
fidence in the strength of their broad
cloth ; thev do not dare mount a home
or leap a fence, because broadcloth, aa
everybody knows, is so faithless. Ho
these men and these older men,
these merchants, mechanics and all,
learn to wnlk, talk and think soberly
and carefully ; they seldom venture eveu
to laugh to the full extent of their
sides." _
One Drop of Evil.
" I don't see why you won't let me
play with Will Hunt," pouted Walter
Kirk. " I know he does not always
mind his mother, and smokes cigars,
and ouce in awhile swears, just a little.
Bnt I have been brought tip better than
that. He won't hurt me. I should
think you would trust me. I might do
I him some good."
"Walter," said hia mother, "take
f this glass of pure, dear water, and put
: just one drop of ink into it."
" Oh, mother, who would have thought
I one drop would blacken a whole glass
1 ao?"
"Yes, it has changed the color of the
whole glass, has it not ? It is a shame
to do that. Just put a of clear
water into it, and reatore its purity."
"Why, mother, you are laughing at
me ! One drop, nor a dozen, nor fifty,
won't do that. '
" No my son ; and therefore, I can
not allow one drop of Will Hunt's evil
nature to mingle with yeur careful train
ing, many drops of which will make no
impression on him."
In St. Louis two ©oops of chickens
will pay a commission merchant more
commission than a car-load of corn.
lleitn Ward tteecker uu Hospltalß).
Moat of US, having arrived at year* of
• hotlin-keeping or discretion, hate visit
ing atul dread visitors. Yet we are not
therefore misanthropists. Mather, we
love our kind, and our favorite rend
iug is doubtless biography, table-talk,
and tlie personal columns in the news
[ apor*. But visiters and visiting com
monly imply a temporary sequestration
of old garments, and, of the ample
wardrolie of these investitures winch
fjry msu botlij none fit so eogifoftahly
' and "are so sorrowrfully banished as old
habits. If, therefore, Wednesday's
corned lieef and esblwge must lie sup
pressed, and not fit for company; if
Thursday's beef steak and outoua, ami
Friday's humble Unit-ball must be
translated into uufaimliar birds and
1 heat*. which Bridget lily eok ami
queerly serves ; if the dear house-moth
er must move on restless leg* from
dawu till dark lost some imperceptible
pin should drop (ym til# household
machinery ; if all things must lie a little
tiuer than their wont aud their capacity,
it is not strange that the ordinary
householder shrinks from the porturba
tions, which, as host, he undergoes in
his own lieuse, or, a a guest, intro
duces to another.
Pity 'tis, however, that we are not
more social, because, ia 4he long run,
men aud women are s more ink-resting
ami amors valuable study than books,
and no subtle disdpvery of science nor
progress of invention baa yet found in
the world anvthing l>etter than human
affection, ifach of us is the poorer by
every lofty friendship that he neglects
to take from opportunity. Women, es
pecially, whose cares are pettier and far
more absorbing than men's, ueed the
illumination of fresh ideas, witty talk,
and friendly propinquity. Yet it is
chiefly they who hinder this pleasure,
and in wliose hands it rests to make
visiting the most brilliant and enticing
of occupations. First, however, the
whole theory of hospitality need* revis
ion. It was verv well for the Hebrew
I gentlemen to kill the fatted calf in honor
of their guest. It involved little trouble
and no expense, and if one had an ap
petite for warm veal nothing could be
more agreeable to all concerned—ex
cept the calf. But we follow tlie pre
cedent by spending half our substance
at tlie butcher's stall for the festive joint
and half the remaining moietv in cook
ing and serving it, trembling meanwhile
lest the stranger that is within our gates
tie not satisfied with our bonutv. Than
this painful feasting better to leave the
fatted calf afield and to diue ou a crack
er and careless cheerfulness.
The whole trouble is that {he hostess
arranges her household not as it shall
best forward the business of life, but
as it shall make tlie most effective spec
tacle. She orders affairs not as she
prefers, bfit as she fancies that her
guest expects. It is a specious mis
application of the gsldeu rnle. After
Apicins and Calba, it is really quite im
{ possible to be distinguished as private
caterers. After Crass us and LucuUus,
no table-service can be remarkable.
After Paulina, makirg her im-ruing
calls in $"200,000 worth of jewels, the
richest toilet seems to fall a little short
of its high possibilities. And after
Heliogabalns, there is certainly very
feeble incentive to the pursuit of dis
tinction in furniture Wo might wi*e
lv, therefore, abandon the striving after
these goods, strvugttMUied in that re
' nnuciatiou by the recollection that the
onlv people who were pre-eminent in
their possession sacrificed everything
else to get them. After all, freedom
and self-culture are the costliest objects
ever offered to the acquisition of man,
and if he takes them he must be con
tent to forego much else.
We confess that we have more than
once fancied that wo saw the soul of
good in that thing evil— the modem
servant. We have never found fault
with her iustabilitv. Master and mis
tress spend their Java ami nights iu the
effort to "better thorn selves,' to get
more money for the same work, or more
distinguished societv for the same servi
tude. Bridget and Dinah are of the
same blood, as we rememlier ou Hun
.lays and forget through the week, and,
afar off, they follow us. But this very
fugacity and thriftlessness and want of
ductility are possible the limit that
1 heaven seta to our dmbonest lumtekeep
' ing. We would like to have it #wpposed
that we were born to the purple and
should not be in the least discomposed
on being bidden to dine at Chntsworth,
having tlie elegance, though not the
TAstness, of Chatswortli under our own
roof. And in comes blundering candid
Bridget, with a wrecked ambition in the
shape of an omcUrt tnujfie, and unwit
tingly reveals to the visitor that we
never bad one before. It is our deep
hope, as it is our conviction, that these
1 rough-shod ministers of truth and
i simplicity will never cease to pingne ns
with tho pictorial xhibitiou of our
i small sins against those divinities until
j every household in the land is willing
to lead s life no more showy than it can
easily afford, and to attempt no difficult
i and unfamiliar pretenses to impress
visitors. 80 shall we gain profit by
losing of our prayers.
The air is full of rumors of public
and private corruption and disgraceful
getting and keeping of gold. We must
| purify our legislation, it is said. We
must winnow our civil service. Wc
' must insist on virtue in high places.
But reform must begin far back—at the
firesides. By example boys and
girls must learn that nmflPv is not the
supreme good of life. They must grow
tip in homes so simply and finely order
ed, that not furniture and not viands,
but the quality of master and mistress,
draws many noble guests thereto, con
tact with whom is the children's best
education. " Tlie ornament of a home
is the friends who frequent it." And
as wo learn simplicity, we shall have
love and leisure for tlie highest friend
ships. It is this home life, and only
this, cheap, possible to all, the source
j of robust manhood wd sincere culture,
that will keen the republic sweet, With
out it, though we pue up our millions,
and double our territory, and open our
; gates to all nations, we shall bring up,
at last, whither we seenvto be tending,
in a general almshouse for souls.—
| Christian t'uion.
T HK BAD BOT.—Wood tells a story of
i Hoskrns, the Winchester college boy,
j who, having neglected to write his verse
exercise, glanced for a minute or two
over the shoulder of a more diligent
! school-fellow, and, upon the master
calling him up, said lie had hist his
paper, but if no might he allowed he
would repeat without book tho twenty
j verses he had written, which he was
permitted to do. The other boy was
called next, anil showed the verses
which Hoskyns had just repeated, and,
being taken for the thief, was aorely
RELIGIOUS. —The Baptist Year Book
for 1873 gives the statistics of the Bap
tist Church as follows : In the United
States there are 853 associations, 19,-
720 chniwhes, 11,892 ordained ministers
and 1,585,232 members. The Sunday
school statistics show 9,412 schools,
623,742 scholars. The aggregate oon
trilmtions reported are #4,926,527.04.
There are 46 periodicals, of which 2 are
German, 1 Welsh and 1 French. There
are 9 theological seminaries, 34 col
legesand universities, ands7 academies,
with over five hundred instructors and
9,000 students.
lirlUcr M Ist Own Oetccthe.
OUI Jncub Brilsr kept tho village
*hr*> iu Huok*port. Wo *y the vilhigo
store, bocsiise it was the largest, ami,
iu fact, tlie only store of any conse
quence in Uie place. Like all eouulry
*tore-kec|icr, Jwob kept for sale dry
and moist goods of every description,
and lsth village slid suburban g-issipe
made his place their centre ami tilting
ground. To this tlie trader lid uot ob
ject, hecanaa he was himself of s aoiual
turu, ami because these liaugers-ou
were all cusUnucrs. Oooasiouslly Jaoob
uii*.sed cerluiu article* from his shelves
and counters which lie knew had not
Ix-en *old, and he could onlv imngitie
that thev had been stolen. This thing
continued for more thsn n year, and
lintaer, with all Ins careful Matching,
was unable to drUot the thief. There
were several whom he deemed capable
of the deed, but he could uot fix the
crime upon either of them.
At length, one Monday morning, Ja
cob Pritzer entered his store ; and upon
removing the heavy wooden shutter*
from the front windows lie discovered
that the large glass-top show-case, near
the main entrance, had been robbed of
nearly all its content*. At least three
hundred dollars' worth of fancy goods
had been stolen—a large siuouitl for the
country store keeper to lose Jacob
had looked up hi* store ou .Saturday
night, and hail uot visited it since until
now, nor had the keys been out of his
keeping. For a brief space he was
thunder-struck —then, fur another bncf
|>aco, lie collected hit llu>Ught*, and
reflected. His course of actiou was re
solved upon. Ill* first decided uiove
meut was to lock the d<>>r by which he
had entered, ami draw the curtain* over
the windows. Next he replenished the
show-case from a fresh sbn-k which he
chanced to have 011 haud, making it
look so nearly a* it looked ou Saturday
evening that uot even his clerk was
likely to detect any change. Thus the
matter, so far A* he and his store were
euueerned, was locked in his own breast,
and so he meant to keep it. Having as
certained that the thief hod gniaed en
trance by a rear cellar window, and
having so covered the truck* of the
gmlty one that his clerk would not ob
serve them, he opened his store, and
prepared for luainew*. Half an hour
later the clerk came, and detected noth
ing out of the way. (This clerk, we
mav remark, was Jacob's own ton).
The day paused—customers came and
went as usual— the goaaiini chatted over
their beer and cheese, while old Jacob
was attentive and affable, never betray
ing by wonl or sign that anything had
hap]>ened amiss. Iu the evening I'eter
Hswka come 111. This I'eler liswks waa
s farmer, owuiug quite a place near the
outskirts of tho village, who had of late
been load iug a life rather aimless and
thriftless. It had lcen Peter's custom
to spend a good part of the day in the
store, but on thia. Monday he had not
put in an appearance until after tea ;
and even when be did come he foiled to
talk with his usual volubility, but re
mained for the most port silout. watch
ing what others had to ay.
At length the hour grew late, andouo
by one the gossips dn>pj>ed away until
IVter was left alone with Jacob and his
son. The solitary cur tomcr arose fnun
his chair, and after a little nervoua hes
itation he approached the storekeeper
" All, Jacob, that was quite a loss
von met wit. Have ye any idee who did
it ?"
" Who did what ?" asked Jacob, drop
ping the piece of cloth which he was
folding, ami looking up.
" Who roblxsl yer show-case lost
night ?"
" Yea," answered Jacob, with stern
promptness —" 1 know exactly who did
"Eh, who?"
" }"o did it I"
" Me !" gosjM>l Peter, ouiveringly.
"Aye— 7m did if. I rsojc you did
it; and thus far the secret is entirely
between von and me. Y'oti are the only
other living man t>eaides myself who
knows that 1 have been robbed at all !*'
And thou Jacob went on to explain to
his customer how ho bad managed to
detect tlie theif. Peter liawks was
fnrcod to own np ; and iu consi<!eration
of liis returning the good* l**t stolen,
and |>aying for those stolen on previous
oecasjons, aud also premising to *ti a!
no more, he wwa let off. But he did
not remain muob longer in Bnekspori.
Having settled with Jacob, he
made all haste to sell his fartu and re
move to parts where the story of his
shortcomings was not known.
Webster's Great Argument.
111 the spring of Mr. Webster
was much concerned in the discussion
then going on in the House of llepre
sentuthos, at Washington, on the tariff.
One morning he r<sc very early—earlier
even than waa hia custom—to prepare
himself to sjicak upon it. From long
1/efure daylight till the hour when the
House met, he was busy with his brief.
When he was far advanced in speak
ing, a m>te was brought t< him from
the Stipreme Court, informing hiin that
the great case of " Gibbons vs. < )gden "
would be called for argument the next
morning. He was astonished at the in
telligence, for ho had supposed that
after tho tariff question should have
been disposed of, he still would have
ten days to prepare himself for Uie for
midable conflict, in which tho constitu
tionality of the laws of New York,
grnnting a steamboat monopoly of its
tide waters, was to be decided.
He brought hi# speech cn tho tariff
to n conclusion as speedily AS lis could,
and hurried home to make jucli prepara
tion for the great argument an the
shortest notice would permit. Ha had
then taken no food ninoe bis morning's
breakfast; bnt instead of dining he
took a moderate dose of medicine and
went to bed and to sleep. At 10 r. M.
lie awoke and called for a bowl of ten,
and without any other refreshment
went immediately to work. To use his
own phrase, " tho tapes had not leen
off the papers for more than a year."
He worked all night ; and he haa told
ins more than once he thought he never
on any oeeasion had so completely the
free use of all hia faculties, He hardly
felt he had Itodily organs, so entirely
had hia fastings and mcdioiue done
their work. At 9 A. M., after eleven
hours of continual effort, his brief was
He sent for the barber and shaved:
took a very slight breakfast of tea anil
crackers ; he looked over the papers to
sea if they were all in order, and tied
them up; he rend the morning journals
to amuse and change his thought*, and
then ho went into the court, ami made
that grand argument, which, as Judge
Wayne said, nnont twenty years after
ward, "released every creek and river,
every lake and harbor in our country
from interference of monopolies.*' i
Whatever he may have thought of his
powers of tho preceding night, the
court and the bar acknowledged thoir
full force that day. And yet, at tho
end of five hours, when he ceased
speaking, he could hardly be said to
have taken what would have amounted
to half tire tofreshment of a common
meal for alioye two and thirty hours,
and, out of the thirtjMux hours imme
diately prooedinghe had for thirty-ono
been in a state of very high intellectual
excitement and activity.— fJeorgr Tick
1 Afflictions clarify the aoul.
Oue lluudrt'd Years Old.
One hundred years eoua*tlulo but au
episode uf the o>>aulries of the elder
hemisphere - a page of theirohruaiclfa.
That period iu the younger hemisphere
Cover* the whole of lliecouutry's career.
When we have said that the Henutiiie
is not yet one hundred years old, we
have said tlie most wonderful thing
about the Ketmbiie. Hueh a marvel
ous example of rapid growth all history
full* to parallel. The progress from a
community of cukmies, numbering only
three millions of to s Union of
State* with a jK/pulatnui of nearly forty
millions, has been accomplished in lees
than ten decades. There are men now
living who were born before the Repub
lic ; Within whose life term the wilder
iiesa has changed, like a apeotacular
transformation scene, into a series of
great cities, thriving towns and culti
vated section*, abounding 111 all the
proofs and fruits of a vital civilization,
rivaling in wealth and achievement the
most venerable at Euroj>cau countries,
and surpassing them in substantial
pro*j>erity. And so the infant of na
tion* stands in their front rank. Hurely
such swift development is the phenom
enon of the agw*.
When the Republic celebrates its
centennial, as it will in a little more
than three years, there will be rnough
to comine 1110 rate. From a national
point of view we shall look bark upon a
narrow interval of tiiu •; but measured
by what has lecu done the interval is
overflowing with fact and suggestion.
The Republic iu its youug manhood
has had the full advantage of the mod
em atimnlns to successful effort. The
tedious processes of the last century
have given place U> new methods that
imply creative genius iu the material
arts. The sons of the Republic cross
the eontiueut, front 'eeau to ocean, in
the time wmiumcl by tlie Father* of
the Republic in passing between the
Atlantic cities. Tlie swiftness of travel
is a tvpe of the improvements of the
later time. Within the short life of the
Republic steam communication, instan
taneous telegraphic correaja/udence,
and all contemporary material agencies
have liecume accomplished facts. Nor
hs* the progress been only material.
Education ha* been wade nearly uni
versal, and the masse* of the people
have grown intellectually and morally
There is certainly enough L> celebrate
on tlie coming One Huudredth Fourth
of July. The qucstiou is, how shall we
celebrate? Thus far tlie celebration
ha* ouly taken shape in the proposed
National Exposition st l'hllsdelphis. If
this enterprise shall not fall into the
hands of mere speentators, if it shall be
a general, genuine, and popular under
taking, it ought to be a grand success,
it will show our own citizens ami all the
world, in a tangible and impressive
form, what the Republic is, what it ha*
done, aud what it oau do. It ia a jod
thing, so far as it goes.
But there is a pervading and instinct
ive feeling that it doe* not go far
enough. The people will hardly be sat
isfied that the rotehrwuon shall begin
aud end in I'hdndelpliia. The Centen
nial Fourth of July ought to be a pres
ent and vital force throughout the
length and breadth uf tlie land. F.very
State, every city, every town, every vil
lage, every remote settlement should
prepare such a universal commemora
tion as the world hitherto has uever
known, and thus emphaaize the aifnufl
rant announcement that the Republic is
one hundred years old.
The Future Price of Wool.
Tho New York AbosomM says :
"There is one thing certain thai in the
midst of all this fiuctuation snd uncer
tainty wool is very scarce, and prices
are not only very* firm, bnt buoyant.
Indeed, strnnge as it may appear, pri
ces are nearly a* high now aw a year
ago, when we take into account the
high rate of interest and gold, with
nothing to warrant such a filature but
the sh4>rt supply available and the largo
demand for consumption."
YVaIU-r Brown A Sons, in their circu
lar, sav: "It is, however, quite no
tieeahfe that a firm feeling pervades the
whole trade, with the general opinion
that early in the new rear higher fig
urea will be obtained, resulting proba
bly from the fart that stocks of domes
tic wools in eastern market* arc very
light, aud such wools as still remain in
the west are mostly held by farmers
and second hands at extreme rates, with
no indications <>f yielding before the
near approach of the new dip; also
that fvw, if any, orders have gone
abroad for foreign wools, owing to the
unrcmuncrative character of last sea
son's operations."
Henry P. Hughes $ Son, of London,
in their circular of l>eoembir sth. 1H72,
say: "If the present activity in the
woolen district should continue to the
commencement of the find saloa for the
coming year wo may reasonably expect
that stocks of colonial wool in tlie hands
of both ilcalor* and manufacturer* will
W considerably smaller than lias been
witnessed for ninny years past. Wc an
ticipate good prices throughout tho
coming rear."
Physician* In Sweden.
One morning, says a letter writer, I
went to call on a Swixliah acquaintance
and found her doctor with her. He waa
merely paying a complimentary visit,
as his services were uot required. I
learned that an arrangement is made
with tha medical man ; a small sum of
£5 or £fl a vcar contents him, nud for
that ho attends tho whole family, liow
r ver often they may happen to ne ill.
The difficulty seems to bo to get hold
<f him quickly en-High in an urgent
caso ; fer if he ban gone on his rounds
lie finishes every visit l>cfore he goes to
tho now patient. A laily with whose
relatives I wan slightly acquainted had
a husband who had always very delicate
health, and upon one occasion, when
they were staying with her, he was
seized with a" sharn attack connected
with a heart complaint. They urged
her to send at onoe for tho doctor, hut
sho only usad some simple rr medio#,
lecaiise she said he had juat dismissed
her usual medical attendant and had
made no fresh arrangement with any
body else, so that sho could aot ask
any one to pome to her assistance. A
poor lady while I was there lost a child
fr<an wrati-r on fclw hmin, and she sat by
it for hours iu the moat terrible anxiety,
waiting tho doctor's time for coming.
To accustomed to command
prompt advice in illness, HtocklwiJm,
or, indeed, Sweden, would not seeia to
bo a desirable plaeo to lo attacked in.
the mont ingenious contrivances for pre
venting loek-pieking is that invented in
1889, which causes the lock to o]>en at
the timn to which the clock-work is set
As, however, when once closed, these
locks will not open, no matter how press
ing the emergency, till the hour set,
arid as s mistake in sotting them is easy
made, and results In opening at unex
pected and dangerous times, this deviee
enn not be extensively applied. The
only plan which acorns to afford security
ngainst funking is to make the keyhole
so small that so improper instrument
can be introduced; and since the inven
tion of nitro glycerine and dynamite,
the safety of even this may 1> ques
tioned, since they can blow the lock to
pieces. Locks ami bars cannot preserve
earthly riches, and in this fact lies a
great lesson for the general reader.
A Neat dwindle.
Tho f dlowiug, from the Philadelphia
Prrst, is interesting to all dealeiw iu
jewelry " Tho other day, st about
twelve'M., a carnage, elegant enough
iu all ita appointments to be a private
•' turnout,'" urove up to tlie dooY of one
uf the large*! establishments on Chest
uul street,not far from Tw-lfili,ainl from
it descwUilrd s geuUeuuui, st least to all
appcor.uuv, attired in the most fash
ionable mauut-r. Sauntering iuaido
with ail eaay grace, he rroueeteil U> sec
some jewels, statiug that lie desired to
make a large purchase, lie earned in
his hand a handsome ease, or bag,
which he deposited on the glass before
the clerk who stepped forward to wait
upon hm. lie was wry particular 111
hi* choice, but at last selected shout
$2,000 worth of jewelry of various kiud#
and style*. A* the clerk wa* about t*
put tho numerous little boxes into one
large receptacle the stranger said, 'Wait
a moment; we can do better, and opeo
uig hia case, which still remained ou
the counter, he took from it and hand
ed to the elerk a neat box with a k#y,
sufficiently large to hold all his pur
chases, Into this the clerk put the
jewelry and handed it back to the cus
tomer, who locked it, leaving the kay in
the lock, and replaced it in tha bag,
dosing the Utter. Then putting hia
gloved hand into hi* breast pockety he
cscbunted, in great surprise, " Well,
bow forgetful I am 1 I have left my
book and money at the boteL I must
go back and get it Very careless of
me, very. You will, of eourse, want to
keep this. It wouldn't do to trust -an
entire stranger with such valuables,"
and, ojteniug the bag, he again took out
the little box and handed it to the elerk.
" It's very annoying, but I will drive
right to tha Continental, aud be bark iu
a 14-w moments." With a few common
place returnk the elegant gentleman
return-*! to his carnage, and waa seen
to drive sway in the direction of tlie
Continental, taking with him the nice
aud innocent little boy he had brought.
They waited at tha store for bitn s long
time to come back. In fact he haan'l
co tar back yet. At last s light dawned
upon the terrified clerk, and he reached
for the beautiful little twx with the
beautiful little key. " Oh, iu all right,
of course," he Koped in spite of his
suspicions. " Something has detained
the gentleman, but I may m well make
sure." He is sure now. The t/eautiful
little box with the beautiful little key
contained old worthies# iron padlock A
No news of the thief. Every reader
will see at once how the swindle was
accomplished. The man hod two be**-
tiful little boxes with two lwantiful
little keys in that innocent little b*g.
and of course gave the right one ( that
is for buu ) to the clerk when he kit.
C'rnrlty of India**.
Referring to his perwonal experience
of nuda. General L. U. Brewu. a reve
nue officer in Texas, aaya: ** In July
iaat a baud of Indiana came upon my
ranch near the Ncucea. Two of my
herdsmen t Mexican* t were in bathing
when they discovered the approach of
the Indiana One ran hardly ten feet
Mora he was captured ; the other nut
naked and barefoot over tha prickly
pears and tin TH*, and gave tha alarm to
the ranch The people at tlie ranch es
caped, but the poor nuked Mexican waa
caught by the savagca aud killed. Hia
•ompanii'n lay trembling, hidden in tlie
brush, w here lie could see and hear all
that was going on, but did not dare to
more." The eve-witness of the horri
ble bitsineoa aaya thev flr*t tied tlie
hands of the poor man behind his liack,
then listened awhile to lua pleadings
for life. Finally they apparently vield
ed to his uileoiis requests and told him
to run. A* be did ao a Kiekapoo aqnsw
sent an arrow through his body. He
lived but a short time. Within an hour,
iii tlie same ueghl>orluxxl, five other
Mexican shepherds were slain by those
Indians, This raid afforded them veiy
little l*x>tv.
On the 2d of Xovemlwr last another
raid waa made, in which they carried off
Domingo, OIK- of the General'a Mexican
shepherds, and Juauite Trevino, the
wife of another shepherd, also a Mexi
-n This time they had the ranch sur
rounded Iwfore their presence was dis
covered. The head shepherd. Sever
iano, waa outside of the line, and, rMuig
tip, discovered them. He shouted the
alarm and fled, closely pursued. The
husband nf .1 Manila saved himself by
hiding. By this nud the robber* cap
tured considerable property at the Gen
eral's ranch, tin a previous expedition
tb#y captured 90 horses at a neighbor
ing ranch. Tho prisoners have never
Wen heartl from. The General's ranch
superintendent mustered his men, pur
sued this party, and came in sight of
them but could uot engage them.
English Life.
Tlie life of the English aristocracy ia
different from what our people suppose.
Iu the latter part of April they go into
London for the "season," which lasts
until August or September. This time
of four or five months is spent in giving
and attending dinners, parties, balls,
and receptions, at which appear all the
granil people of tlie realm, and distin
guished literary and scientifio men are
always pre* ut* This ia what might be
called a useless, if not a wicked life.
But with September there ia a change.
A few mar then go to the Continent,
but the great majority return to tlie
country to remain for seven or eight
months. Here really are their homes,
rural, charming, and surrounded by
every comfort. The pleasant autumn
weather is enjoyed in forest and field,
in orchard and in flower garden—there
are beautiful drives to village, shire
town, and conntrv-seata, and there are
honored guests In every house. The
care of the estate, the "welfare of the
tenant* and de|*ndent friends, and the
ganenU interests of tlie section and the
county oocnpy much of the time, while
strength and' health are acquired and
maintained in frequent huntiug axonr
aiou*. Thus it is to l>e seen that tho
life and the dearest ties of the best
families in England are connected with
rural aflhirs and a proprietorship of tlie
soil. The American idea is tliat the
highest and beat life ia to l>e found in
the city, r at, least iu a suburb, and
that life iu the genuine country sur
rounded liy country sights ami sound*
is dull and to be despised. Perhaps
we shall learn better some day, anil
come to the ronelnslou that true gen
tility and broad culture and tha hearti
est enjoyment are to lie found remote
from crowded thorough fares. Wo can
understand from the English life how
ao munv families have perpetuated them
selves bir hundreds of years, thongh it
is certainly true that much was due to
the law of primogeniture by whiali real
estate descended to tho oldest win.
IMMIGRATION. —The Bureau of Sta
tistics reports that the number of immi
grants wno arrived in the United States
during the quarter ending on tho 30th
of September last, was 1*20,783 —of
whom only 12,067 were skilled work
man. Of the total number, 20,274 were
under 15 years of agels and under 40
Kirs, 72,491; 10 and upward, 19,015.
oo figures show that the great ma
jority of the immigrants are children or
young men and women—future citizens,
"who are not too old to learn, nor inca
pable of doing Hie work that is waiting
for them.
Term#: S'J.OO a Year, in .Advance
hit Terrible Bflft*
Ktaatla* au a Uk< Sparlor lit I.Uud
WllkMl VIM*.
A short time ago four Hhebandowan
Slid explorers, named Thomas Wateon,
<4.rge Fiaber, Edward Binder and
Harry Zecb, started from a point ou the
Canadian ahure, M-luw Thunder Hay, (o
cross the lake to Isle Royal, The ice
was snpj/osed to h three or four feet in
thickueas, snd Uiey felt perfectly safe
in undertaking the journey. Unfor
tunately they made little or no proviaion
for the trip," each supposing that the
other had a t/kmtiful supply of bread
aud pork in his pack.
They leisurely walked a lons on their
course until near night-fell, whea it wna
proposed they shonld sup. On opening
their sacks and spreading their blankets
on the ioe, it was discovered that bot
three of them had aay food whatever,
and there three had but about four
pounds of bread and a pound and a half
uf boiled beef between them. However,
they divided ap their stock and made a
tolerable meal, expecting to reach their
destination next morning.
What wits left of their repast, consist
ing of a slier- ef meat half en iueh thick
aud about the sire of a man's hand aud,
two amall loaves, was gathered np, and
the four walked 00 their journey, the
night being clear and the weather calm.
Toward morning, however, one of them,
George Fisher, gave out, and they eon
eltided to take a rest. Ho they lay down,
and after converting awhile fell aaleep.
When they awoke the sun was shining
brightlv, but there waa considerable
wind blowing and the air waa piercingly
Pisher continuing t evince signs of
illness the party resolved to retrace
their steps, bnt on waiktng northward
for some twenty mile*, U> their utter
aMt<mtshment and dismay they discov
ered that the ice cake on which they
were waa surrounded by open water on
all aides ; in fact, that "they were on an
island of ice amne ten miles in ciretun
ferenee, as nearly as they could judge.
Fears for their safety how took pos
session of them, and in their agony they
cried aloud for relief. Bot no one heard
their voice.
Night was fast approaching and with
it came a swifter and colder wind than
that which had been blowing all day.
Penned in as it were, and beyond the
poaaibility of human aid, their mental
sufferings were terrible, far they beheld
death staring them in the face; but,"
added to there, came the pinching an
guish ef hunger.
Fisher, who had once been "cast
away " on the ocean, and who appeared
to be suffering from a raging fever, waa
the only one at this stage of their exist
ence who appeared to realize the neces
sity of husbanding to the last what
litUe they had in the way of eatables.
He suggested that, aa there were fonrof
them in a bad scrape, it would be right
and proper that the bread and meat on
one hand should be divided into four
equal parts, and that each man should
subdivide hi* allowance into six por
tions which, if they used but ooe per
tiou a day, would sustain life for uaaily
a week.
Hi* argument told on hia companion*
in distress and they acquiesced. The
bread and meat wa* therefore cut up
into four parts and then each separated
hia share into six moitie*. By mutual
consent they resolved not to est any
thing until next morning ; aud sorrow
fullv they spread their blankets on tha
cold ice and laid down. Worn oat with
cold, hunger and fatigue, they soon fell
into* sound slumber, from which they
were aroused about day-light by the
thuudrr-like sound caused by the crack
ing of the ice.
About It o'clock A m., this being the
third day they were out, they ate tbesr
" breakfast " "in silence, tha meal con
sisting of about a mouthful of bread
and a piece of beef about the sixc of a
ten rent piece aud a* thin as a wafer.
Their feelings, as they gazed at each
other, can better be imagined than de
scribed. They observed, on a close in
spection, that "the maaa of ice on which
they were was being moved northwest
wardly, and their hope* revived. It
was likewise getting colder, and they
Itegan to feel assured the open apace
between them and the main body of the
ice would eoou freeze over.
But these hopes were of short dura
tion, for, during the approach of night,
the wind veered around and biew their
island westward. They were strong
hearted men, though, and Fisher, who
had become re*ted and whose fever had
left him. cheered them on and roused
them up. Indeed, hia courage was as
tonishing under tha circumstance* and
stood in bold contrast with the others
who, without him, would have laid
down and died from sheer liopeleaanea*.
That day and the two following were
spent in vain lamentations at the hard
ness of their fate and wishes to be 00
shore, but no ahorc was within sight
and the sun went down and darkness
name upon them.
On tiie morning of the sixth dar,
Fisher, who may be said to be the only
one among them who had ever before
Itecn in real danger, suddenly threw his
cap into the air. and astonished them
bv yelling out " Land ho!" aa he point
ed to the north wan 1. They all looked
with strained eyes, and. sure enough,
there it was aln/ut eight or ten miles
They immediately started for it on
the double-quick, and in about three or
four hours stepped aahore at a point
about six miles below a small stream
emptying into the lake some ten miles
oast of Pigeon river. Onae safe on land,
the saved men liecame cheerful, and
made their war down the lake to a but
occupied by a half-breed trapper named
Walla, who kindly furnish*! them with
coffee and food.
Tim JI'RT OtTtmox rx ENOLAXH. —
The Attorney-Oenctal of England has
brought forward in the House of Com
mons the jury bill of feat session, but
be proposes several important amend
ments. It it proposed to reduce the
number composing s jury to seven, in
all except murder trials ; and no longer
to require a unanimous verdict. An
other part of the plan is to draw jurors
from the class from which common ju
ries are taken, and also from the special
juries class, and to have & specified
number of each in every iniy, at differ
ent rates of pay. It is safe to say that
this plan will network well; and indeed
the whole subject is looked on with so
much disfavor, although the second
reading has already committed the
House of Commons to the principle of
tho bill, the prospect of its getting any
further is very slight.
isesn maintains that not only does each
group ef animals possess a language
which is understood by other members
of tho name group, but that they can
learn to understand the language of
other groups. His dog, for mstanoe,
perfectly understood his poultry. Cocks
and hens have one danger signal for
the approach of s bird of prey, another
frar that of a terrestrial animal, or for a
man. When the latter was sounded,
the dogs would rush out and bark,
while to the former they paid no atten
tion wlmtever. He therefore oonclndes
that fowls have the power of expressing
■lightly different bnt closely allied ideas,
and dogs can learn to understand these
NO. 14.
A Kothsfhfld Nsfrtsg*. ""
I internum yon some time nffo, write*
, • London correspondent. that a tMft
riage had been arranged OelteteM Mite
Rothschild, the daughter of HlrjftJttwwy
4* Ifcitheehild, and the lion. Elite
| Yorko, lb* younger #on of Win KmJ of
Uifdmelu, and Etuwry fcu tii# Duke of
Edinburgh. Tbe M;, wbo is twenty -
, tun* year* old, although willing to
marry * Christian, *n not willing to
< hange her faith for a husband, rad H
w*i arranged that thrra a boa 14 b* And
a civil marriage and (baa another ut |b
parub ebarcb of WnapoU, of, which a
relative of the bridegroom m the rector.
Bat some of the extreme ritualist* of.
the RaUldiahxncttt took it Into their
head# to spoil tlua arrangement, and
1 ther entered a caveat in the regwtff of
Ely against tbe perforaanea of tb
ceremony. This atop compelled the
luahob to interdict nil the surrogatee
from uwiM a Uomum for the wedding.
Ho the civil marriagv waa all, a# waa
supposed, which could be performed,
and thla event took pine* at Aw offire*!.
the registrar for tit* distriel In which
the parties Itva, namely, Mount street,
(Hoseerer aqnare. The bn4*st>"m waa
accompanied by hi* younger Ivptliir.
lbs Hon. Alexander York©, and by Lord
Bovatou. With th* bride vm her
father and mother, Hir A. and
Rothschild, Lady Berringtmi, L*dv
Ad nan*. Mrn MonU-fiere, and UrT O.
Ooldamhl. All the abovs named signed
tb* register. The wedded pair started
for VVimjie, in OuabridgMhire, the
seat of tbe Hurdwicke family, wfc#ii
the ceremony. according to the aecwioe
of the F.ngli*b Churob, waa to have
been performed- Somairiageaeremony
according to th# Jewish rite took plaeo
at the bow* of the bride.
At the laet moment a surprise awaited
the happy couple, for a tekgraci wee
received atating that the eavent had
lieen withdrawn and that Hie arreted
marriage could take place. On arrivum
at Wimptle, therefore. th* bride and
bridegroom and party proceeded from" 1
tbe ball to tbe cbureb along a carpeted
arcade, overhang with evergreen* and
llower*. Tbe church waa nimplj but
tastefully decorated, and the eerviee
waa condncted by the Horn, and Rev.
drouth am York*, of the bride
groom, aeaieted bv th* Rev. Edward
LiddetL rector at Wtapolr. There
were no bridesmaids, bat the bride
groom, the Hon Eliot CorwiatiUn York©,
waa attended by Lord Charts* Bva
ford, and the company preaent ir nded
the Earl and Countees of Hardwicke,
Rothschild and Mm Oonatanee
ICadnchiid. Baron Rothaehihi. Imdy
Elisabeth .Adair. Horn Captain York*,
R. S., and Mr*. York*, etc.
Cattteg and Slaaklag.
Tbe following oaec of brutal end
cowardly aaaanlt ia given in a New 1 ore
.paper. Three men entered a aaloon and
Sdlcd for drink*. They were -erred.
' A aecond round waa deaifcaded and re
-1 ceivrd, and wnen drank the leader an
nounced to Cba aalo.m.k-. per. Sv-hmftt,
that they did not propose to ptyfortfc.
Hchmitt then iilifiH from Wluud the
bar and aeixed one of them by the
collar, whereupon be
felled to the floor by the nngteudar,
' who dealt him a aulieroimllow (rem
' behind with a beer bottle, taying open
bis aeelp and rendering hire ineemeiMe
I lor a few eeoonda. While <m th. <W
i the radian* began lucking hun about
the bred and body, and would doubtleaa
haTe made abort work of him had not
hi* faithful wife hurried to hie aesietef
1 ance. But her coming **•
for beraelf; for no vooner did abete
tompt to puah the aooundroto awawfrere
tbe pmetratc form of her hue band than
one of them whipped out * large. mur "
derowa looking ahreto knife and planned
it into her back, just below the toft
ahoulder-blade. Again and again did
the fiend ply the deadly Meb
bing tbe poor women in the toft breaet,
and in the right ana near lb* elbow.
She felL apparently hfeleea, to the
door, and then the three butcher* agmn
turned their undivided attention to her
t husbeud, who bad by this time regained
.xmaciouancaaand **d toluafeet
One of them Uid hold of hi lefr ear
with hit teeth, nor relimpiiahed km toddi
till a portion of Hud member *££
I ered from it* owner'* head. Auotnw
bit him on the hand and nearly tore to
finger off. while the third contented
1 himself with pounding him en the hred
, with beer glaeae# and bottJea. A neigh
bor coming in waa aaeaaltod and eart
ooaly cut and pouodod. and the rufflans
in escaping aerionaly atabbed an inoi
| fensive men on the sidewalk, and then
J disappeared.
A Brave Holiler. # I
Among tbe many unrecorded acts of
trof factiHMn (ittrifif? ***** ***• ,
find tbe followiag whir* ereae flPf-Vihr
nee* ha* chronicled in th* Edgefield, S.
C.. Adt'eriitmr: .
1 hinug a campaign in Tenneaaee,
while a portion of the army wa# under a
fearful fire of shell* from the enemy, at
Campbell s station, a private, within a
few feet of Hie colonel of hi* wwimeni,
had both of hia leg* torn off The regi
ment waa not fighting but waiting or
der*. The wounded man waa lifted a
couple of yards in the rear to die. An
other private now marched down the
line under a hail of missile*, and said
to the commanding officer, "Colonel,
mar I have a few moaaeaU of prayer
with that dving man?" ■ The colo
nel said, "Are you a clergyman ?" The
' private answered, "I am. " ''Then,
sai l the colonel, "do *a you desire.
And the man of God knelt ami prayed
with and for the dying man five or tea
minute*, without moving or awaying his
body, seemingly totally unconscious of
a storm of shot and shell, which, the
colonel telle us, be never eaw surpassed
in fury. In a few days the praying pi
rate was announced in field orders aa
chaplain ef the regiment—"promoted
for gallantrv and piety on the field."
The regiment was the Hampton Legion.
The private soldier waa the Rev. Vf. M. ■
Thomas, now pastor of the Methodist
cbnrche* of oar circuit,
9 * 0 . i- t(
I'Uh Orementos.
Brigham Young is now commencing
to reaur.e something tangible from b
matrimonial investment#. Th# anwi- '
veraaries of these marriages are com
mencing to occur with astonishing fre
quency. First there is a silver wedding,
then n wooden wedding, and a tin wed
ding, and then another silver wedding,
and, adjoining, a glass wedding, ami
then a tin weddiag again, and next
night atill another silver wedding,
and then a linen wedding, followed by
a wooden wedding, which is snooebded
by a glass wedding, and so on through
the chapter. The effect on the Mor
mons—the rank and file of the faithful
—can well be imagined, but the brash
in a ten-acre lot of marrowfat peas
couldn't paint it. The treasury is de
pleted. The temple itself ia warmed
with three mortgage*, and even the
Revelation bids fair to ascend the remit.
It is no uncommon thing to vee S healthy
Mormon skimming toward headquarters
with a silver pitcher under one anant
a coal-scuttle under tbe other, with a
pleasingaseihtolent of glass and a,
ware concealed t*3gto*t Mnf fW*
(tovrtmment has cbntiiwtodtto wlllffirdk' !
its troops.■— fkttitufty -Vrih*. in* Um
• ■ "H ' l ■- , gw " ' titw I
Amadous has formally proclaimediia
| resumption of Italian citizenship,
lidw % f 1 -
Chicago it still trhetber
less beer would imprest# its on
A new wrap is to b# lawwabd this
spring. It i of. (MtohtolvA'ape. and
called tbe Ohwddah. -
Tl# iwtollectbf Uw En^swriftCtariidto
feusM to I J turn wing r —t*h*
draws dallg aMrsr to frfou?
It k not adti.bto to go not of doors
without anything on yon? MML'to iato
society withool anything hi It-
Men Wk aboui the idle whh bt the
wind is always hu*y, snd lk# oheer
ful farmer, whwtloa at its wor*.
The season ftrfkeephtg ifiartre begins
' with -tbe firsed Sha psat. anil Arete P
to about the firsl, week iTehraery,
One firm In Icdianepotto to said to
fihip one tboiuauid barrels of egg* Kaat
erery week. . ,
The frost has penetrated the gnmnd
deeper this winti r than it has for thirty
*?■ If. *4: - mit
A Wiaeooein woman lately pa*
in Ui# "tovc when she went out yiwting,
and when She fttmu home eh# kindled a
fire and burnt it ap.
Tka Maaaerhnrilti Lrmsletwre has
given thp petitioner* for expunging the
relation* cewmring ••# Hnmner
lesve to wilhdvaw them.
Why to a man who wakes additions
to a fstoe ratuor kka on# who has con
fidrereJ&i all that iatold hfm ' Because
' be re-nee en all that he
'> It to aaid that' wore dmmpagn*
drank to the Cnitod Bt*to* than in
France, because much tmm Is made
In tbe former 9mm to the latter coon-.
'Ofiß Ml - MHteit to.:
Ml*wit MillL Tr has aunonsced her
intention of suing Sptoin Oareu. for
150,(100 franca teethe wrinjful ex ecu
tiouei her hoahtod during the Com- „
Wi ai' ■ . •; L ,
A Montreal man, in a fit of dranken
tog# at hfa Wife, weto to the aemetery
and mutilated > really monument aha
had pUoad over the remain* of her firet
J "'trga:rl bands of brigaads have
appeared to the Fortofues* Indian col-
arid are murdering
the ii'i#l(itants and pinndMiig their
IF. if fW
J| O be W®lY trenguit. to apeak little
todird wtohted tofitot are abao
totolv nacnaaij If grandeur of mind
SSoTPR" """"
ftoffiebodv *oU • dealer to human
■ hair to Cleveland, 0,, soma hair that
had bees cut fnu* toe head of a small
pox patient, aiif! the dealer took the
dfeeaae red died.
We are on a perilous margin when we
begto to look peerively at our future
aefree, and eee our own figure* led with
Hull euoaent Into insipid misdoing and
i abahhy aehiawiwteot,
A retired aetnaa* has been teaching
elocution to Hie children In Canon
CHtoi Srti-I toe old people declare that all
toe youag folk* ae beeyoilliluJ ekeeye"
and "the nobl* juk. rt
, Ttoey have a judge in Kanaa* who
fibed a lawvwr tor aatrtog ie trenail
Josh BiHmg* asrwc— 4 * Th kaat find
imteuaimret laid down cm tin amp; it
* r t tr umpaM aad go It bhud."
t A Nevada paper sags thai the alkali
which abound* in the Fl*r is ruinous
tobretoand Iron machinery ia Gold
HIA. ft is neeeaaary to replace atop
ereka,.Titonhtt tewto tow tones a
jear.' •*
A Mr. Saredera, of Cambridgr.
charged one Ibriid Nwholl*. ef Lowell,
tolholiltteHfegtoteift>a( toping an
of iMM- Mm tarn naif said hiihafn
1 to p*y tinOO) ibrfaishaatyiudg
nmt,ref" w -I is ...
The Carlist force* am mfitmated at
from KMMO to 13,000. Their tactics are
of Toonev. bat toe pi ■■■if are already
weary oi the war. ) .
beemae T*jEeiS&j*
last veer in thdt phreial Seatch town,
i rein fell on ue fewer than |KI day* out
L of 361, the total depth being 36.15 inch
c*. the largret rainfall on terord even in
i that ndny <M*triet. wh> ■
; fipater-Oasun hatoag -heard the fa
' mow* Fuller rejat eume yerere
'l3a scolding wife, was so delighted
with them redo aak a repp. There ie
i ire toLf reid Fuller, "as
you have got the original.
A Maesachnaetta pnblisbce a
ato-v that a wemng hmtem man in Do
( *>-. H.,
courts to pay $30,000 to an old achool
k mafhfcrsß Scridrebd iajmw done him
in * boyish itestling atragglr fourteen
y**r*ago „ e:
According to the Atn< ncan Mannfac
tnrv?. it is claimefiihil cche can be
shipped from Pittsburgh b> Sheffield,
England, at a profit oL one dollar per
ton Even Hie shgg.a<m shows a re
r There af# experts oh all manner of
: .subjects in three dsys of Btigation. A
' woman tertified at Norwich, tbe other
day, in a turkey mm red declared that
■barknaw thnne turkeys " bpfbeirwalk.
their coma tea atooea, *ad topir manner of
roosting. " She waa a shrewd observer
of the ways of poultry.
; A eilir. si of Dayton, a, who is visit
ing Eastern cities, writes home to the
/oifrndt, from Philadelphia "There
is just about as mueb difference be
tween New Yrek and this piece, as there
is UeSweew Daytom and * Jkme farm
bouse. In fact, I think toe term-bouse
would kava toe bent of if
There have been IST arrests for mur
der ia San I ranciaoo during the past
twenty-two years, sixty-Seven of them
in the "past four years. There have
been, iifthe name time, onjy eleven ex
ecufitms—eix dnring tbi peat four years.
Fully a score of, murdere have been
committed for which no arrests have
been made. s
Some one wrote an anonymous letter
to Judge Poland, lute week, charging
him with i'going easy" on certain Con
ores&men. because they were Masons.
Considering that he is aUmt the only
old-ftehiouod, hard shelt; anti-Mwon
left over ia Conggesa, the Judge thinks
this decidedly funny.
' Dr. T. seat by mail a bottle of homeo
pathic pellets *to a patient/ with the
usual direction to the postmaster, "If
uot taken return in ten days," printed
on the corner of tjie envelope. He was
not* liulc surprised to receive on the
eleventh day, the half - empty bottle,
> with npte (root the patient, saying
that he hail returned them as requested,
although they had: done hfm a great
deal of good, and ha should have been
glad to We taken them a little longer.
Mr, Rotes G. Christian, of North
Fenton, report* that a wyoden pail con
taining about four inches of water wa*
left 'standing, dnring one of tbe recent
cold nights, in his kitchen, snd it was
foufcd in the morning that tog water bad
frteen in * very peculiar manner, an
iteetohaving toe eentre and
riaen taperingly to an even height with
toe to* °f the P*il, being about half an
lifehin diameter at the top, and about
three mches in diameter at the bottom.
h; Alois Peters, of Fhiladrlbhia, com
mitted suicide by cnttAif his throat.
Hi* wife teas at church atethe time.
WlMfli she returned she found the door
looked, and upon ad entrance being ef
fected a
loeWcif an a<loptod bey, wNb, by legal
otians, was taken twna baarand given
in charge of his mother.