The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, June 26, 1873, Image 1

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    The First Worn.
Tread rsv'rentW. thi* i*a holy plsre!
A soul this moment hern l*sgtn to V*
A (pint bom to firs eternally i
Speak low ! eomnieiioex here • hntu race ,
An infant-man. God 1 * image on Kin face.
In tite'n rough Jouruov take* bin trwt ilcgrse.
Open* Kin tm, eh t not tlw mil to *oe.
Only Omniscience nit tb*t JMKK own truce.
Softly in wluapers, them * mother hoc.
The dew of youth upon her, ret eo pel*
She fold* whHe Kendo, end looks, with apttimed
To her Deliverer, eeen a* throng h the veil
Of thi* hour'* noektieoo ; null, her full heart
For thankful utterance. though word* may fml.
The Betrethal.
He asked, '■ Will my Nannie wall
By my side through our coming life .*
Will you lay yotu heeutifnl hand* in rafrte.
Through the winter''* chill and the summer *
And he my hrtvle, my wife ?"
Wuh uever a thought of rear,
t answered Una, ROTSI sod truei
•• Lif. i* lonely and dsrk and drear.
Lot. u noti and ft ienda are dear
Allan. IU go with yon."
Then h placed en HIT linger white
My blue iw.rothal mg.
And bad. me *pear it uatl aw lif.
Was merged ia hie : his faro}., las wif.,
Vi haler.r fate slight hriug.
OU. ring iu thy velvet cwl
With thy diaatoud eye gWamiOg dill,
Oh. eruel lover with all thy grace'
Bad. sad is the mena.vry-haanted (dace
In my weary breast, that ye fill
God pity the*' faiihtiw* ens l
God pity ikT fur Toecig brad. ;
Her life wiU be dsrkaeed forever store
By the cur-o that ti.ih at Iky heart * deer—
Thy perjury thy pods-
Que night during the winter we were
hating a gale of wind from the north*
east with enow. I was seated before
the fire in my room, listening to the
wind a* it went howling around the
corner uf the he use, and thiskuug:
Of the hearts ctuUed through with ticking.
The eta that wrtrl* bisik
Through the hiuahafgale sud snowdrift.
For the UgUta id Nevenuak: '*
when my three nephews, home from
school for the Christiana holidays, came
clattering through the hall, and bant
ing into my room broke oat with
"Ain't you glad you're not at sea to
night, niiele * Just hear it blow. It's
a bully night for a story ; tell us one,
wont you T*
" You youngsters think I'm as full of
yarns as an old foretopman. What can
I tell TOU about? ire spun all my
yarua. "*
"Oh, no, you haoeat; tell us about
anything you think of ; tire, or wrecks,
or islands, or anything about ships."
I've "knocked off" going to sea
(since I left one of my legs down in
Mobile hayt and haven't much to do
but to think over my voyages and spin
yarns about them ; so, as tne lads seat
ed themselves on the rug before the
fire, I lighted a cigar and spun them
this " twister:"
" Some years ago I was second mate
of a handsome litue clipper ship, called
the White Swallow, then loading a gen
eral cargo in New York, bound for San
Francisco. It was in the days before
the Pacific railroad, when most of the
freight for California went ' around the
Horn,' and there were always magnifi
cent ships on the berth for 'Frisco to be
found along South street. New York, so
it was not an uiutsual thing thit when
we sailed we did so in company with
two ships of rival lines. The 'White
Swallow was a new ship, having made
but one voyage to China and home,
during which she wasn't noted for any
unusual speed. The captain and chief
mate had been in her on her first
voyage, and they said on the passage
out that she WHS badly loaded, and they
couldn't carry sail on her as they wish
ed ; homeward bound there was no op
portunity, as the passage, consuming
one hundred and twenty days, was a
succession of light winds and calms.
For this passage, Capt. Adams and
mate looked out for the stowage of the
cargo, and wheu we sailed the ship was
in fine trim, with the exception of being
a little too deep, perhaps. We made
the run to San Francisco in one hun
dred and one days, beating the other
ahipe ten and thirteen days. I was
quite young then, not vet twentv, but I
had been at sea since t was twelve, and
I thought I had seen sail carried about
as long as canvas and spare would
stand ; but, by the big boot that hangs
in Chatham etreet! the dimity was hang
to that ship till her lee-rail would be a
stranger to us for days on a stretch;
and we never thought of coming on
deck without our oil skin coats, for she
threw spray in perfect showers her en
tire length.
"When the watch on deck were not
making or taking in sail, or bowing
yards, every man who oould use a palm
and needle was mending sails, tor about
every watch we split some of our can
vas. Notwithstanding the way we car
ried sail, we lost but two spars during
the passage—a main-royal yard and a
topmast stun'-sail boom.
After our arrival at San Franeisco,
crowds of people, mostly merchants and
other shippers, came down on Vallego
street wharf to see the ship that had
made the fastest passage of the year ;
and before our cargo was entirely dis
charged, the ship was chartered to load
hides, tnllow, old iron, and rags for
** Now, on the berth for the same port
was an Aberdeen clipper "
"What kind of a dipper is that
ancle ?"
" Clippers built at Aberdeen in Scot
laud ; they are noted for fast sailing; as
ours built at Myßtic in Connecticut,and
Newburyport in Massachusetts are.
The Scotch ship was about 1,200 tons
burden, built of iron, and as handsome
as a yacht. She was called the Sea
Horse, and had made some fine passages
from China to London. She was load
ing wheat, and about half h cargo was
on board when we commenced taking
in our old iron, hides, tallow, and rags.
One evening I was seated in the read
ing-room of the What Cheer House, and
near me sat a sailor-like looking of
forty or mere years, enjoying a cigar,
when a gentleman came up to him and
" * Good evening, Capt. Daly ; how
goes on the loading ?'
" 4 Oh, so-so ; we'll get off in a fort
night, I hope.'
14 4 Well, we intend to have the White
Swallow full in two weeks.'
44 4 1 hope yon may. I should like to
beat that ship to Liverpool, and will,
too, if she don't have more than three
days' start of me.'
"I made up my mind to teD Capt.
Adams what I had Accidentally heard,
and then, if he wanted a race, here was
his chance. Our captain was a quiet,
rather reserved man, troubling his offi
cers but little with any conversation be
sides that which related to the sailing
of the ship. He was young, not more
than thirty, rather fine-looking, and a
sailor man, every inch of him. The
morning after overhearing what the
captain of the Sea Horse had said, I re
marked to our skipper, while at the
44 4 The Sea Hone will be ready fp
sea about the time we are, sir.'
44 4 Yes, I hope so. 4
" ' That's what her captain hopes; he
says if we don't get more than three
days' start of him he will let our con
signees in Liverpool know we are com
44 4 How did you learn that?"
" ' I heard him tell a gentleman so
last night in the What Cheer House."
44 4 Confound the fellow's impudsfice!'
- 44 Two or three days after a clerk in
onr consignees' office told me Air cap
tain and the captain of the bty Horse
had met, and after chaffing oneSnother
in a friendly manner, had finduy each
KKKD. IvI'HTZ, Kditor and IrVopviotor.
I *zrs —: —z - • : "
deposited Ave hundred dollar* with onr
consignee*. the captain of the aliip find
iu dock at Liverpool to draw on them at
sight for tlie whole uaioiuit —a thousand
" The report of an intended race from
San Francisco to Liverjaxil between an
American and Scotch clipjie - soon got!
spread alxmt the city, and the auiuuut t
of money staked on the result must
i liare Karl a thouaand added to it by
every person who repeated tlie report, j
fvir it stHn become fabulous as regards .
the dollar*.
" Both aliips were finally ready for
*ea, and hauled out from tlie wharves .
• to be taken in tow by the tug*. A great
untsp people assembled to see us off,
ami w heu we were fairly on our way ostt,
of the harbor, both ships were greeted
by cheer* and steam whistles. The
togs cast us off when off the Farallones,
and nmlcr a clond of canvas, with a fair
wind, we started on onr long race. We
parted company the first night ont, and
rou may be sure there wasn't much rest
tar officer* or men oa board either ship
—at all events there wasn't on board the
White Swallow. Capt. Adaiua earned
1 sail very hard, night and day, and spent
| most of*his time on deck ; not that he
was afraid the mate or myself would
shorten sail before it was necessary ; for
! if we were not so mueli interested in
! beating the Sea Horse as he was, we
wanted to do it for the honor of the ahip
and flag.
" I used to stand on deck and watch j
I tlie little ship dive into the seas, and
hold my breath as the drenching show
er* of spray came flying over the j
j weather-rail; then, as soon as the salt
water was out of my eyes, cast an
anxious look aloft to sec if anything had j
started. It was fun to hear the crockery
i go tumbling about the steward'a pau
trv, and Captain Adams' cheery—
j 'There goes another ho|g in my five
hundred dollars,' as some grand smash
"We went tearing along with stroug
breezes and fair, never heeding such
small accidents as a split sail orasprung
yard or two, only as they delayed as iu
replacing them." I never saw a crow in !
better spirits than eur* ; no amount of
work in their watch on deck or below
i mod* them growl, and at the first call to
make or reduce sail they would come
tumbling out of the fo'costle, laughing
and making such remarks as, ' The Sea
Horse may be a goer, but she can't fly,
like the White Swallow.'
" One morning, when we were in lati
: tnde about twenty degrees south, I hail
' the morning watch. The night hail
been fine, with a strong breeze, and we
were going free under a main royal and
t topmast stnn'-sail; but after 1 had been
on deck about half an hour* I noticed
! the wind got puffy, and each succeed
ing puff stronger. I hail a hand by the
main royal-halyard*, and made up my
mind that if i didn't tako that Rail off
her, it would take itself off. Along came
another puff, and I sung out, • Let go
the main royal-halyards,' and started
for the weather-brace just as the captain
came on deck.
"'Good morning, Mr. Blue Jacket;
getting pnffy, is it•
" ' Yea, sir ; going to have more than
'we want, I reckon. Shall I furl that
royal, sir?'
*" ' Yes, I think you'd better.'
" 'Jump up there, two of yon boys,
and furl that main-royal.'
" Awsv aloft went the two apprentice
boys belonging to my watch, and I
noticed that after getting on the yard,
one looked to the windward and then
seemed to say something to the other,
then they grabbed up the Bail, passed j
the yanl-arm gaskets, and while one was
making fast the bant gasket the other
chap stood up on the yard, with one j
i arm around the maat, looking to wind
ward ; and presently he song ont, ' Bail
. ho?
" Where away ?"
" On the weather quarter, sir."
: " Can you make her out?"
1 " Just tketi Captain Adams called ont,
"PoiDt to it, my lad."
j " The moment the boy reported a sail,
tlie captain, thinking it the Sea Horse, j
bad gone below to his room for his glass.
After the boy had pointed in the direc
, tion of the stranger, he swung himself
<oa to the main-royal backstay, and
came on deck bv the run, rushed up to i
me with a frightened look, and in a
hoarse whisper said : • It's s wreck, sir,
j with s signal of distress flying.'
" I turned to report what the boy
. said to tlie captain, asd found him
I steadying his glass against tlie mizzen
i top-mast backstay ; without taking his
j eye from the glass, he said, ' Call allj
1 hands, Mr. Bine Jacket! in stnn'-sail, !
' mizzen-to-gallant-sail, and,
and single reef the top-sails ; we'll beat
up to those poor fellows.'
! Ont tumbled the watch below, and as
soon as they heard there was s wreck
to windward I think each man did three
men's work. When it was first disoov
■ ered we were going eleven knots, and
must have run two or three miles before
we got sail off the ship and hanled onr
wind. I went aloft with a glass, and
when I got on the main-topsail yard I
! saw to windward, abont eight miles dis
tant, a large ship, dismasted, and ap
, parently water-logged. On a spar of j
some kind was a signal flying that hail
I the appearance of being* part of some
) Hght anil ; and on the poop could be j
seea what I took for a group of people,
(huddled about the atumpof the mizzen
mast. As Soon AS we hanled on the
wind we got the full force of the breeze,
I which increaaed to half a gale, but, if
j we carried sail before, yon may be cer
tain we didn't take in any now that we
, thought stood the least chance of hang-
I ing on. As the ship careened to the
breeze she trembled like a frightened
thing, but went flying through the wa
ter, deluging her decks and throwing
spray as nigh aa the weather-leach of
; her topsails. The wreck was coming
towards us with every heave of the sea,
and when we had mode two tracks, we
could make ont six people on top of her
cabin, who didn't seem to notice us par
[ ticnlarly.
" After working to windward of the
I hulk, we lay to, while one of onr qnar
ter-baats was lowered, and myself and
j a crew of six men pulled off to the
wreck. When quite close to the dis
; mantled ship I noticed her name,
'Cherub of Boston,' as her stern rose
on a sea. On getting alongside we
I found her main deck nearlv level with
1 the sea, the only dry spot being the top
; of the cabin, where the people had as
| sembled,
"I walked aft and found five men
and a woman near the stump of the
miazenmast, and all so exhausted as to
be entirely helpless. I never saw snch
thankfulness in any being's eyes as
came into those of that poor, weak wo
man as I lifted her in my arms and car
ried her to onr boat, where I laid her
,ia the stem sheets, and covered her
with a coat. Then, taking four of my
boat's crew, we went back for the five
men and got them into the boat. After
that we went lute the cabin of the
Cherub to try and find something of
the ladie's clothes, for we had nothing
on board of the White Swallow to dress
her in but a man's rig. In*a state-room
on the port side of the cabin we fonnd
a large trunk containing women's wear
ing apparel, and from the captain's
room we took the chronometer, baro
meter, charts, and a quantity of cloth
*ing. These were placed in the boat,
while two of us took down the spar from
which the signal of distress was flying,
after which the boat was manned, and
Iwo pulled away for our ship. After
getting alongside the White Swallow
the boat was hooked on to tlie duvily
with the rescued people iu, allil ao
hoisted, because the sufferers were too
urnoh exhausted to climb p the slop's
side on a ladder. Thev were carried to
i the cabiu and their clothes removed ;
f then they were wrapped inblauket*; and
after wine and water hail been given to
j them iu small quantities, they were
I snugly stowed awav in state-room
bartlis, where they fell almost instantly
into a sound sleep.
" When the people from the wreck
j had been (tot on board, the White Swal
low was put upon her course, and went
reeling off eleven knots an hour after
| her detent lOU of almost four hours. In
two days the rescued people hail recov
ered sufficient strength to walk about a
little and be much interested iu the
I time for meals to be served, and at the
I dinner-table the captain of the lost
Cherub told his otary. His ship was
bound from Honolulu to New Bedford,
laden with oil and whalebone. When
eight days out she had been dismasted
iu a gale, and became ao strained that
i the pumps had to be kept going con
stantly, which, together with the loss
by salt water of all but a small amount
of provisions, so exhausted the crew
that, out of twenty-aix people who left
Honolulu in tlie ship, all but six hail
died from exposure, hunger, and thirst
combined. The lady was the daughter
; of a merchant in lleuolulu,going to 'the
States' to visit her father's relatives.
They had been on tlie wreck twenty
! seven days, drifting helplessly about,
when we picked them up.
*' Our flue fortune in fair weather con
tinued, and we went booming around
Cape Horn in terribly cold weather, up
° through the southeast trades, across
• the line ' in the Atlantic, through the
northeast trades up St. George's chan
nel, and into dock at Liverpool on the
one hundredth day after leaving San
j Francisco. The Sea Horse hud not yet
arrived, and as day after day passed and
still she did not come, we begun to loae
all iutereat in a shin we had I teste u so
badly. After we had been three weeks
in Liverpool, one morning the papers
: reported the arrival of a steamer from
Favail, and ' among the passengers were
the officer* and crew of the ship Sea
Horse, wrecked on Flores, one of the
western islands.' Froia the newspaper
j acconuts it seemed the Sea Horse had
• experienced a continuation of thick
j weather after losing the northeast
trades, and consequently the ship had
been navigated by dead-reckoning.
Judging themselves clear of the western
islands, the ship had l>eeu kept away
two or three points, and brought up
ashore, about midnight, with a south
westerly gale blowing, on Flores. All
; hands had been saved excepting Capt.
Daly, who was drowned bv the capsizing
of a boat in which himself and thirteen
other* were leaving the wreck at day
light on the morning after the Sea Horse
had gone ashore.
" The survivors were sent to Faywll,
and from there the British Consul sent
them to Liverpool by steamer We ou
board the White Swallow learned that
after Capt. Adams heard of the loss of
the Sea Horse and her captain, he got
the draft for th money on tlie bet
cashed, carried the tlionsand dollar* to
the owner* of the lost ship, and had
tliem invest the monev for the benefit
of the widow of Capt. Daly.
*' Tlie people whom we rescued from
the wreck left the White Swallow in
Liverpool. The captain of the lost
Cherub and the young lady took a
. steamer for New York, but I never knew
what became of the four men.
" There,, boys," said I, " that's the
end of that twister ; you don't often
have two wrecks in one uight. Now
vamose this rauche."
" All right!" cried the youngsters in
chorus; " and good-night, Mr. Blue
The General of the Jenlts,
Father Beckx, the General of the
Order of the Jesuits, has, it appear*,
been " interviewed " at Rome by a cor
respondent of the Vienna /Vcssc. The
correspondent describes him a* s Abort,
narrow-shouldered man of seventy, with
a pale and tranquil countenance, "whose
life seemed to concept rate itaeif in hia
expressive gray eyes, shaded by long
black lashes, and always lient to the
gronnd, except when he is addressing
you." He was dressed in a long, loose
robe, which he held together over his
chest with his left hand. " The Gen
eral's head is long and narrow, axd its
baldness is concealed by a black skull
cap ; hia brown hair, interspersed here
and there with a thread of silver, is
brushed back from his temples behind
his ears, and n sharp prominent nose
and thin bloodless lips complete this
very characteristic but unattractive
countenance." Tlie father speak* French
and German with equal purity, though
his nntivo language is French." " I left
Belgium," he said, " where I wa* born,
in 1819, and resided for some time in
Germany. In 1830 I went to Vienna,
and I lived in Austria till 1850." He
complained bitterly of the persecution
suffered by tlie brethren of his Order,
" who are now so hunted about from
place to place that, although most of
them can speak French, Italian and
German, they now often find themselves
in countries where they are unable to
make themselves understood." "Boon,"
be said, " thev will have to learn Span
ish, perhaps Magyar."
A float Paradise.
The island of Guadalonpe, lately
Enrchased of the Mexican Government
y a company of California capitalists,
is to lie converted into one vast rancho
for the breeding anil rearing of Angora
goats. It lies off the eoast of Lower
California, ninety miles from the harbor
of Ban Quentin, and two hundred miles
from Han Diego, the terminal point of
the Texas and Pacific Railway, and is
twenty-six miles long by ten miles wide.
Thi* would give an area of lflf>,4()o
square acres. Of this, 4,500 acres is a
dense forest. The face of the island is
said to resemble, in n remarkable mau
ner, tho native country of the Angoras.
Good grass anil other vegetation cover
its surface. Thcair is so fine that when
the dry season seta in the grasses cure
ou the ground standing, anfl tlie climate
is so mild, genial, and equable that
stock can range throughout all the year
without artificial shelter or prepared
fodder. The rains are Bufficieut to
keep the grazing always fresh and
abundant, while the living water of the
springs is plenty, pure, and wholesome.
There is not tbe drawback there on ac
count of wild animals which exists on
some portions of the mainland.
MAKIMO BASKETS.—Basket-making is
one of the new industries of Appleton,
Mich. A factory erected there last year
made tip to Jan. 1 over 100,000 corn
baskets. One hundred hands are em
ployed, and they can make an average
of a basket a minute. They also have
a saw-mill, which cuts tip their hard
wood into splits, with a capacity of 100,-
000 feet per week. A large chair and
bedstead factory, owned by James F.
Atkinson, is near the basket factory.
Water-power is nsed; sixty men are em
ployed, and they expect to make this
year, 40,000 chairs and 10,000 bed
steads. There is also in Appleton an
iron-furnace, paper-milU, a woolen
mill, and several nouiang-mills.
Beardless Iloj* with Loaded I'LUd*.
A Umu* Vital Sltoultl llasr ll* Xlf.rl—
U 111 II I
The entire handiueaaof having a load
ed pistol iu your pocket, say* the New
York Tribune, was illustrated again in
Brooklyn, by a young gentleman of
twenty, who shot and instantly killed
his mother. The young man intended
to kill some one else, to wit, a person of
about the same age, wlu> was intoxicated
and also armed with the always handy
revolver. Two of them intoxicated and
quarrelsome, both armed with revolvers
which they had drawn npou each other
with murderous intentions, the mother
of oue of them while attempting to sep
arate the combatants shot dead by the
plated of her own son—picture at once
graphic and ghastly of a condition of
aociety in which youthful precocity is
so rapidly develo|>ed iu the direction of
brutality and ocusuol iudalgciice, that
the beardless Imv lays aside his top for
a revolver and is graduated from the
play-ground to the groggery and broth
el. It's such a manly thiug to carry a
revolver ; it adds so much to one's in
tellectual stature, to one's personal dig
nity, reputation for courage, and to
one's pride of behavior and souse of
self-respect. Doubtless this voting man
Roderick, twentv rear* ohf, thought
when he dressed Inniself ou Bumlsy
morning and completed his personal
adornments with the loaded revolver
that be was much more a man with that
than it he went unarmed ; that that iu
tangible and incomprehensible thing
he called his persoual houor was aafer
from the possible disgrace of an insult ;
that he was better entitled to be looked
up to and respected by his fellow-men
while he had iu his i breast-pocket so
sure a means of avenging discourtesy or
slight. And the other budding mur
derer no doubt plained himself on hia
maaliuess as he armed himself for hu
Sunday's recreation, rinu aud riot Net
to have a pistol was, in the considera
tion of both these young men, evidence
of the callownees and iuexperieuce of
youth. By this token thev were men.
Bo when they met the (lay's dissipa
tion had prepared young Corcoran for
any exhibition of brutality, and both
hail fixed tliemselveadeliberately for the
taking of life, A few moments' violent
altercation, an assult by the drunken
young fellow Corcoran, both draw
their pistols, aud Roderick's mother,
endeavoring to separate them, ia killed.
By accident, of course; that iR, it was
aa accident a* t the person killed, but
not aa to the killing. If these two boya
had any purpose iu arming themselves
with loaded revolver*, aa they did de
liberately on Buuday mom ing, it was to
take life—somebody's life. Possibly
deluded themselves with the idea that
it would be in self-defense ; but the in
tent W-.S to kill somebody under some
circumstances is plain enough. In
deed, it may be well token for granted
that when any man or boya arms him
self with a loaded pistol to go out into
crowded streets, where the onlv game
ia human, he means murder. This boy
meant to kill sotuehady, and he killed
his mother. Of course he feels badly
abeut it. He would have felt badly,
though not perhaps as badly, if he had
shot and killed some one else. It was
the logic of events that he should fce|
badly. It follows the killing just aa
naturally as the killing followed the
loadiug of the pistol. There's no need
of saying, and there's DO sense in whinl
uing, that this young mau bear* a good
reputation, and that he is overwhelmed
with grief because he killed his mother. us stop all this business of personal
and private sympathy aud see whether
upon the whole aocietr has not some
right in the matter. Here is a staring
fact, not of accidental killing, but of
deliberate preparation to do murder.
It is not isolated or sporadic ; it illus
trates a fashion—the fashion of carrying
deadly weapons, aud of using them up
on whatever occasion offers. We hold
human life pretty cheap at the hw*t in
this country ; hut if it lias come to this
that beardless boys "of good reputa
tion" travel our streets habitually arm
ed and waiting only provocation to take
life, it ia qnite time that we do some
thing besides waste sympathy on them
when they happen to kill tbe wrong
An Amcriran Exhibitor.
For a loag time, says a Vienna corre
spondent, the only American exhibitor
ready, wa* Woodruff, of Auburn, N. Y..
who had his harvesting machines in
position in two days sfter his arrival,
rinding A quarrel in Vienna, and ao
one willing to take tlie responsibility of
assigning space, Mr. Wooamffsaid that
he had come there to exhibit his
machines and to take as many prizes as
possible, and concluded that he would
not wait for the slow action of the Com
mission. Going into Agricultural Hall,
then not half completed, he selected the
best place in the room and at once put
up an elegant platform, carpeted and
furnished it, and had his machines in
liefore any one knew what he was alxmt.
The consequeuee has leeii that all visi
tors to Agricultural Hall have been
obliged'to feast their eyes solely upon
the machines, and there is always a
crowd about the stand. The fine finish
of these articles causes astonishment.
The gayety, the invirable good-humor,
the energy, and the picturesqae Auburn
dialect of the American young gentle
man has nlrcadv made them known to
everybody, and I urn not sure they hnve
not " sworn eternal friendship" toeverv
exhibitor in the building. One day 1
was passing through the rotunda with
them when Mr. Dennis suddenly cried :
" There is the first Englishman I have
yet seen with his coat off—that ought
to Its encouraged." The son of a large
and wealthy ateel manufacturer, aided
by an aristocratic-looking relative, was
trying to get a seven and a-half foot
circular-saw in position. The strong
arms of our young American were soon
placed at his disposal, anil he did not
quit work until tne huge saw was swing
ing upon its pivot. As the young man
was for a long time tho only represen
tative of American enterprise, he made
friends with everyliodv, and, via /of, if
everv friend would take a machine, he
would work off a hundred or two a dav
with ease. Being first on tlie ground,
too, he was entitled to the first mcntiou.
New Discoveries at Pompeii.
The skeleton of n young woman wa*
found, with a curious bracelet on her
arm, a broad, massive gold one, formed
of great heavy rings soldered together.
But the most remarkable oue is a paint
ed marble Venus which was found in
the garden of the same house, in the
edieule. She is aliout a metre high,
and, he says, is really beautiful, al
though the effect of coloring is startling.
Her hair is yellow, the eyelashes and
brows black; a yellow chlamys which
covers part of the body has blue anil
red borders on the inside folds. The
left arm leans on a smaller statue, which
ia also painted with yellow, green, and
blaek draperies; the left hand holds the
applo of Paris. The nude parts of the
body are painted; it ii in perfect preser
vation, excepting two fingers of the
right band, which are wanting.
The heads of the Chinese companies
are sending dispatches from San Fran
cisco to Hong Keng, reading: "Stop
all passengers ; no more work here ; nil
food; no houses; many sufferers."
Larellette's Wife.
" One day," observes the Count
Lavellette, "alien I hail accompanied
Bonaparte to the treasury, to expedite
the aetiding off of the autiia that were
required at Toulon for the fleet, lie or
dered Ilia coachman to drive along the
new Boulevards, that he might have at
lua leiauro a conversation with me. ' 1
cannot make a majofl of yon," he said:
• I must, therefore, 'give you a wife ;
you shall marry Kindle de Iteauharnais.
klie is very handsome, and very well
educated. Do you know her ? 'I have
seen her twice. But, general, I have no
fortune. We are going to Africa; I may
be killed—-what will become, in that
case, of my poor widow? Beeidea, I
have uo great liking for marriage.'
• Men must marry to have children—
that is tlie chief'aim of life. Killed
you may be; well, in that case she will
be the widow of one of my aidce-de
camp—of a defender af hia country.
She will have a pension, and may marry
again advantageously. Now she ia the
daughter of an emigrant that nobody
will have; my wife cannot iutruduce
her into aociety. She, poor girl ! de
serves a lietter" fate. Come, this buai
neaa must be quickly settled. Talk
this morning with Madame Bonaparte
about it; her mother lias already given
her couaenl. The wadding shall take
place in eight days. I allow you a
fortnight for your honeymoon; yon
must then come and joiu u at Toulou
on the 29th.' (It was then the 9th. 1 1
could not help laughing all the while
he spoke; at laat I said, ' I will do
whatever yon pleaae. But will the girl
have me? Ido not wish to force Tier
inclinations.' 'She is tired of her
boarding-school, and she would l*> un
happy if she were to go to ber mother's.
During your sbseuce she shall live with
her grandfather at Foutainbleau. You
will not be killed; and you will find her
when you come back. Come, come;
the thiug ia settled. Tell the coachman
to drive home."
• In the evening I went tosee Madame
Bonaparte. Bhe knew what wa# going
forward, and was kind enough to show
sous satisfaction, and called me her
nephew.' 'To-morrow she said, 4 we
shall go to St Germain. _ I will intro
duce you to aiv neice. You will be de
lighted with her; ahe is a charming
" Accordingly, next day, the general,
Madame Bonaparte, Eugene and I went
in an open carnage to St. Germain; and
stopped at Madame Campan'a. The
visit was a great event at the boarding
school: all the young girls were at the
windows, in the parlor*, or in the conrt
varvl, for they had obtained a holiday.
We soon entered the gardens. Among
the forty young ladies, I sought anxi
ously her who was to be my wife. Her
cousin Hortcnae led her to us, that ahe
might aalute the general, and embrace
her aunt. Bhe was, in truth, tbe pretti
est of them all. Her stature was tali,
and moat gracefully elegant; her fea
tures were charming; anil tho glow of
her beautiful complexion wa* heighten
ed by her confusion. Her bsshfulness
was so great the general could not help
laughing at her, but he went no farther.
It was decided that we should break
fast on tlie grass in the garden. In the
meanwhile I felt extremely uneasy.
Would she like me? Would she obey
without reluctance ? Tin* very *brtipl
marriage, and thi# speedy departure,
grieved me.
"When we afterward got up, and tlie
circle was broken, I begged Eugene to
conduct hia cousin into a solitary walk.
1 joined them, and he left us. I then
entered on the delicate subject. I made
no secret of my birth, nor of my want
of fortune ; and added, *1 j*>#se* noth
ing in the world but my sword, end the
gtiod will of the general; and I must
leave yon in a fortnight Open Tour
heart to me. I feel myself disposed to
loTe yon with all my soul; but this is
not sufficient. If "this marriage doe#
not please you, repose a full confidence
in me ; it will not oe difficult to And a
pretext to break it oft I shall depart;
vou will not be tormented, for 1 will
keep vour secret'
"While I wa* speaking, ahe kept her
eye# fixed on the ground : her only an
swer was a smile, and she gave me the
nosegay she held in her hand. I em
braced her. We returned alowly to the
company, and eight days afterward we
went to the municipalitv. The follow
ing day, a poor priest wlio had not taken
tlie oaths, married us in the small con
rent of the Conception, iu the Rue St
A Dry Joke.
Tlie New Albany (Ind.) wag* mus
tered in front of the opera house in thst
city a few evenings ago and enjoyed
themselves at the expense of the unwary
and credulous gentlemen who attended
the exhibition.
When the audience catered the build
ing the weather was threatening, and
there was a general display of nm
brellas. In the meantime, however,
the clouds were dispersed, and at the
conclusion of the exercises the weather
was fair. A number of individuals who
were doubtless jealous of the gentlemen
in the audience who were in the com
pany of ladies, ranged themselves in
froT<t of the door, and stood on tlie pave
ment with their umbrella* opened.
As the crowd came surging and
squeezing through the doorway, the
brilliant light within rendered the outer
darkness darker, and, with spread um
brellas, deceived everybody into the
lielief that rain was falling. Manv and
earnest were the appeals of gallant beaux
to lesaer favored gentlemen for the loan
of umbrellas, and ladies were observed,
in many instances, ns they beheld the
damp appearance of things, to stop and
roof in their hats or iKinnets with their
handkerchiefs, in the meantime loudly
deploring the exjieeteil wetting. Every
man who had an umbrella in liin hand
(Unengaged his arm from the lady at his
side and triumphantly lifted his* water
shed us lie reached the lower steps,
congratulating himself on tho expected
walk home in tho near companionship
to which tho rain would compel his
ladv love. The spreading of each um
hrolln occasioned the spreading of a
hundred mouths, and roars of laughter
greeted tlie dupes. There was an odd
and never to be forgotten gathering up.
of ladica skirts as the dear creatures
tried to smooth their ruffled plumage,
when they discovered the joke. Borne
were amused and laughed, and others
got mad and thought "somethings" not
Great Influx of Chinamen In California;
From actual count it appears that
from the first day of January until the
present time nearly 12,000 Chinamen
have arrived in Ban Francisco, and in a
few days more some 4,000 more will have
landed. The arrival anil landing re
cently of some 1,800 nearly led to a riot
in the neighborhood of the Chinese
quarters, and would, were it not for the
firesence of a strong police force, have
oil to bloodshed. The working classes,
who are sufferers on account of the em
ployment of these Mongolians, are
taking the matter seriously in hand,
and a popular uprising is on the tapis.
It appears that 121,000 Chinamen are
here already, and that 17,000,000 more
can be spared. These are tho poor,
bad, and low of China. The women are
mostly degraded, and in several cases
lepers. Daily can they be seen on the
public streets with all the signs of lep
rosy on them, unoiean and hideous.
The Dress of Women.
W hsl • larlwrrr Think* on Ik* BubJl.
A lecture was lately delivered in Lon
don ou the inconveniences of modern
dress—tlie divas of women being par
ticularly referred to. The lecturer said
that of all the evils of latter day fash
ions for females, none were so great as
that one constricting the waist, and ao
altering the form of the human body.
It might not seem to us so at a casual
glance, because the eye had become ac
customed to the deformity; but still it
was not less hideous in point of taste
than it was destructive to the health.
He had measured the waists of wemen
of 12 atones weight, and found their cir
cumference not to exceed eighteen inches
—thus compressing a waiat which, at the
most modern computation, should have
been twenty-five inrhea ; to half its nat
ural girth. The terrible pressure had,
of course, tlie moat detrimental effect
upon tlie vital organk, by depressing
and circumscribing, and, at times, re
versing the action of the heart and
lung*, the liver and the stomach. The
fact was that women had now become
so obedient to tlie laws of fashion, and
they laced themoelvea to such an extent,
that they ceased to breathe through the
inflation of the chest, but rather by tbe
inelegant oa well as unwholesome mean*
of "puffing." Another dreadful evil of
existing fashion was the deformity in
duced in the feet by the modern style
of boot, aud tlie worst of sueh defect*
were now at their worst. The lec.uror
here explained tlie action of the foot in
walking, by which, natuially, the weight
of the body was thrown upon the heel,
the forepart of the feot being ued at a
spring to impel tlie body forward. But
the present fashion did not admit of the
fulfillment of such natural lawa. It did
uot even allow the great toe to remain
straight, but forced it outward, ao that
all the toes were crushed up into a
bunch. Naturally, the result of such
harvesting was a flourishing and ever
incrcaaing crop of corns and bunions.
We wonder, however, where the lecturer
got his authority for the following lu
dicrous statement: " During the late
American war, an amy of corn-cutter*
was obliged to accompany the Army of
the Potomac, to cut the corns of the
warriors Wfore they were able to go
forth and do battle for the star* and
stripes." In referring to the "Grecian
Bend," be said that ajuu-t from the more
important injury which this posture
necessarily compelled, surely nothing
could be more inelegant than this atti
tude, which in motion produced * ridic
ulous wagging of the bodv Why ao
preposterous a posture should be named
after a nation so purelv (esthetic as the
Greeks was one of tlie secret* which
lielonged to tlie sponsors of modern
fashion and follies. Then that fesrfnl
and woud<-rful head gear colled a chig
non, in which a bring, lovely woman
flannts the hair of, perhaps, tome
wretched creature who had died of a
contagious disease in hospital. As to
the wearing of hair low tipon the fore
head, and ao hiding the evidence of in
tellectuality, that wa* a false idem of
tlie high standard of Greek beauty, for
such a style was only used bv the
Greeks a* a type af mere sensual beau
tv, a model* no modern lady should
choose to copy.
Australian Towns.
Anthony Trollope aays that tlie coun
try towns of Australia generally are
not attractive, and it is hardly to be
expected that they should aa yet be ao.
There are, of course, exceptional in
atances-Ballaarat, Geelong, and Beech
worth in Victoria, are exceptions, as
are also Launceston in Tasmania, and
Stnrthalbia and Mount Gambier in
South Australia, which,from peculiaritv
of situation, or the energy of indi
viduals, have become either well-built
cities or pleasant little towns. No
doubt there are others which 1 was not
able to visit But generally, there is
a raw newness about these congrega
tions of houses, an initiation of streets
which aa yet are no more than initiated,
a deficiency in pavement and macada
mization which leads either to dirt or
mud, an apparent admixture of pre
tension and failure which is indeed
indispensable to towns founded with
hopes of future greatness, but which
creates a feeling of melancholy sadneaa
in the mind of a stranger. It eould
hardly have been otherwise, and yet it
Sricven us to see that they wh liave
iligently ma !e their plans, intending
to produce comfort, social neatness,
and sometime* even urban magnificence,
should as vet have succeeded in pro
ducing only discomfort, untidine*s,
and insigniflcance. In old countries,
such aa our own, towns have grown up
almost without an intention on the part
of any founder. Cities hsve formed
themselves out of villages, lie cause it
lias suited first this man and then that
to earn his bread in tliia or that loeal
! ity. Consequently our streets have
been narrow and crooked, our space*
confined and often ill-arranged, and
our supply of water and air insufficient
for an increasing population. We are
daily compelled to pull down that we
may rebuild, and are almost angry with
; ourselves, or with those who went
before ns, in that there has been so
little foresight among ns as to llie
wants of mankind. But it has resulted
from all this that we are not, as s rule,
incomplete, pretentious, or nnpictur
caque. The new countries however have
taken a lesson from tlie deficiencies of
the old countries, and have commenced
their towns on a certain plan, with wide
*treels and large space*, and straight
long lines, so that comiug generations
; of thronging men may tie able to build
their houses in spots properly prepared,
1 and to move about without knotting
themselves into convenient crowds, as
, men have to dd in the old cities. When
i the generations shall have come, this
I will be very well, and the wisdom of
the founders will be acknowledged—
but in the meantime the new towns are
ugly, and generally dirty.
A Picture from Life.
Imagine, say* a New York corres
pondent of the Cincinnati Commercial,
a handsome young fellow, an Alsatian
Frenchman, with a pair of purple vel
vet knee-breeches, a pair of snow-white
stocking* coming to liia knees, at which
they are trimmed with lace ; a pair of
lew' shoes with silver buckles, a white
lineu jacket, a four-oornered hat of
white lineu, and carrying a large light
basket filled with those delicious rolls
which are made for the Hiuiday break
fast table in some of the towns of
Franee. I am not describing a circus
performer, or s grotesque humbug per
ambulating the streets for boys to laugh
at. I saw liim, and more than one of
his kind, in tho bright early hours of a
recent Buuday morning, going round
from house to house supplying their
customers with tbe bread-rolls in ques
tion. This style of thing is compara
tively new, anil has been introduced by
AlsAtian exiles. The young man's cos
tume looks entirely appropriate in its
purity, tastefulness, and gayety. He
seems like a vision and reminiscence of
the far-gone times. His fleecy rolls
brought back to one's imagination the
ages when as yet Biddy was net, and
when the various craftsmen carried on
their labors as though they meant to
please and delight those whom it was
their privilege to serve. The French
are the only people who can give eolor
and charm to the arts of daily life.
Terms: 82.00 a Year, in
A Romance la Chicago.
Tfc* Pretty Hilroi %Vko Man*** lie
Palkar** IwKbwM
From before tho world was, if era- j
dene* con be placed ia the fables of .
mythology, charioteer* and ebariotoer
ing have bean invested with charms.
Modern Ma* are uo exseptlsn to the
rule, as has been demonstrated by una ,
Thomas Lyndeu, a Chicago coach man,
who Muoceeded in captivating tbe daugb- j
ler of hi* employer to such an extent
that she became his wife. But soon re-,
penting of her rash marriage, the young
lady. Miss Ell* Hancock, declined to
accompany her husbtuwl to his cottage, 4 <
but decided to remain beneath tlie
peternel roof.
The result wee that a few days a met
tlie too ambitious Lymlen applied for a
writ of habeas corpus for tue body of !
hia wife, wh<>, he stated, was detained
against her will by her father, Col. Han
cock, and his wife. Bines then the
room of Judge Gary, who granted the
writ, has been besieged by velines, and
the flutter of a petticoat in tbe vicinity
was the s for a niflh. The trial
came up. Tbe court was crowded.
The ambitions Lyndon wna a centre
of attraction. He, with tender fond-,
neas, lingered user the door which en
closed hia spouse, aa though in hop# of
catching a stray accent of the voice
which had made him ao happy and ao *
miserable. The longer one looks at him
the more amazing seems the infstuatieu
that caused a young lady of such pros
pects to contract such a mesalliance.
Lyndeu is fat, not fair, and forty-five, !
ia bald-headed, with a low forehead, j
plentifully wrinkled, overshadowing a
rather minute pair of eyes. He was
dressed in a neat blaek coat and light
pants, while a red neck tie was the
"groomiest" article in hie Unlet. He ;
was, judging from appearances, the
most uuoinoereed man in the room.
John Lyle King, having whispered
long and earnestly in the ear of the,
love-lorn Thomas, arose end said:
"Your Honor, the relator would like
to discover whether any undue restraint ;
has been or is placed upon Mrs. Lymlen
to keep her from going to tlie protection '
of her husband. The relator claims '
that he bee got in his Docket numerous
tokens of regard from her in the way of
letters which indicate that, were she
free of choice, she would live with him
and conduct herself toward him aa his
true and lawful wife.
The Court—l suppose there ia no,
an cation raised at to the marriage. If ;
lera was a marriage, as the Court de
cided there was, then it is legal, for if :
it were illegal, of oooree it eould not be
called a marriage. That fact alone
makes tbe law in this case dear. The ,
ledv, bv bg msrriege with the relator, ,
is "free from parental restraint, and is
legallv nmler her hesbend's charge, if .
she is willing the* she should go with •
him. If she is not willing, that is an
other matter. No parents can be allow-1
ed to ooeroe a child into deserting her
husband. Tbe lady ia free to net as she i
El cases ao far a* this court can make
cr ao.
Mr. King—The relator feel* that hia f
wife ia coe;crd in the matter. She has
repeatedly written to him affectionate .
letters, mtting ferth ber willingness to j
live with him if she were not restrained.
He feels that her heart doesn't cue
about hi* feelings.
The Court—l cannot enter into the
relator's feelings. 1 must deal with the '
facta before me. When the lady is'
brought here I'U tell her that she ia
free to go where and with whom she i
pleases. Then she'll go. [Laughter.]
Mr. King—Bat, your Honor, this man, 1
Lyndeu, is entitled to know whether <
tlie voting lady is kept from acting aa j
she lists ; whether she is restrained of j
; her liberty, either in e moral or physical j
ense. That ia the allegation of the'
petition, and tbe questions pnt by the ;
Court ought to be iu the spirit of tbe I
The Court—lf Mr. King will frame
the qucetiou, I shall put it Lmi the
veung lady be produced in court
This order caused a universal flutter. ,
Col. Hancock, accompanied by a friend,
retired to an anteroom, and eoon through
the aisle readily cleared for her ap-'
proarh. a young lady, hteode ae Eugene,
stately a Juno, and graceful ee the
tjueeu of Love, came into tlie apartment
She wore a thick white veil, which ef
fectually concealed her features, unless
when the friendly breeze created by a
draft from the open door slightly shift- '
ed the annoying acreen-and allowed the
*l>ectators a'chance of seeing the loveli- j
eat blue eves that ever flashed in the
court of j'ustioe. The features of the
beauteous riaion were modelled in the
graceful symmetry of American beauty,
and none'who looked upon her could
blame Thomas Linden for hia persist- j
ency ia wishing to coll a creature so
lovely hia The young lady was attired
in the height ox fashion, ber raiment
setting off to advantage ber noble
stature and well rounded form. Bhe
was aceompanied_by Mr*. Hancock, her
mother, e good-Linking matron, slightly
'on the silver line of middle age. Mra
Lyndeu and her chaperon t>ok seats on
the left hand of the court.
The cheeks of Tliomsa Lyndeu flashed
a deeper red ; his stupidly good-natur
ed brown eye# winked with more than
ordinary industry, and the bead drops
of loving agony broke out more profuse
ly over hia semi-bald pat* as the wife
of hie fancy, if not of his boeom, ap
peared before him.
The dignified court, however, paid no
more attention to the charming Ella
than if she were an apple girl. He bent
his stern looks upon s huge tome which
, treated profoundly of habeaeoorpuaiam. j
! " Hum tun —am —am —custody—P*** j
enta—— um husband restrained—urn j
—" read the Court. "Yea, Mr. King,
I'll ask this lady a question or two. 11l
ask her this—but first let me ask, ia she :
identified ?" .
"Well," pursued Judge Gary, "let
me ask vou, Mrs. Lymlen, have you
Hince the filing of this petition, four
days, been, or are you now, restricted
in your liberty, ana prevented from go
ing where yon wish ?"
In a voioe of silvery sweetness, the j
yoting lady replied, "No, sir."
The oountenanoe of Thomas Lyuden J
fell an inch or two. '
Tlie Court—Do yon now understand,
Mrs. Lynden, that yon are before the !
i-%urt on a writ of habeas corpus, and '
that this court declares you free from
all restraint, and that you are at liberty
to go where and with whom yon pleaae?
Mrs. Lynden—Perfectly, airv
The Court— Yon see, that tiie young
lady understands the question. She
declares that she ia unconstrained ; that
she knows she is free to do as she may
choose. What more can be said ?
Mr. King—Yonr Honor, I think that
this Court has a right to go further into
the matter. I believe that Mrs. Lynden
has been influenced by lier family. The
letters to her husband prove it.
The Oourt—l'll not go into that, I
say. Mrs. Lynden is a free agent by
her own confession. I cannot undertake
to alter her mind. If she wants to go
with the man she married, nobody can
hinder ber.
The bride, her father and mother arose
simultaneously. Mrs. Lyndeu sobbed
out energetically, "I'll go with father,"
and taking the arm of the gallant oolonel,
ahe brushed past whore the bewildered
coachman was sitting, Col. Hancock
displacing Lynden from involuntarily
barring the way, by gently pushing him
Another Terrible Dlmlir.
Ksplostos * rtn Ommp mm* ****** Lo
ot U*.
While the inside boM at Horny Clay
(Mltery, near Hlnioakin, Northumber
liui<l Co , l'enn., nod abotrt three o'clock
in th afternoon, ni examining ioe
of the inside works with an open lamp,
he pa-red into a portion of lb* aum
marked out, wbm the flame of the lamp
•et fire to the gas there aaeutmolatod,
fanning a* explosion whioh blew out
the timber*, causing a artBMM of earth
and the tovtog in of the mine at toe
point of tgirite. fnee—ting tie eaaap#!
of the men therein employed* At toe
time of the exploit on thirty-flee men
were in the mine. Ae woe ae the aecn
denl occurred the alarm waa rivm, and
rwrr effort made to relieve the men in
side, and el flee o'clock Urn men out
aide, risking their una lieea in enooun
taring the noxious gaaeea, ettoMwded in
taking ant thirteen men, eight of whom
were dead. At aU o'oloek two mote
dead bodies had been teeovered, ami
still tie efforts of the men were unceas
ing, reliefs being pat on aa a portion of j
the reenter* were worn out with the
straining toil.
The body of the inside bona waa fonnd
lamp in hand, showing that he bad met
his death almoat instantly ; and the
body of Mr. John Hays, the outside
bn, who went into the xiine to aaaiet
in ite inspection, has also been recover
ed. The body of Dnimbeiaer, the in
side bow, ww terribly blackened and
Tbe w.rk of the man on the ootaide
for tbe relief of tbe suffocating men in
side ww etteuded with great risk on
iOODiual ot the After*dAipp; but ttav
worked manfully, though to little par
po*e, ii most of them were pest hfimwi
iud when help came.
As soon w tbe explosion occurred
men were summoned from the adjoin
ing muses, before dark large number*
of men were prwent to assist in the
work of recovering tbe bodies and to
inquire *houi the safety of friends em
ployed in tbe mine, and the rqoat in
tense excitement prevailed.
A correspondent who visited the
scene of the diaaalar wiitw: The de
tails of tbe accident at Henry Clay col
liery I find upon arrival are most horri
ble. I learn that tbe colliery was gener
ally well managed, but had not been in
► ported for a year and a half; that it
worked sixty-five men on tbe day shaft,
bat more on the night, turning oat
seven or eight thousand tone of ooel per
The following particular* are from aa
employe present at Urn tune of tbe ee
cideat! He says the disaster occurred
si ten minutes after two o'clock; that
Coursd Drumbeiser, inside boss, went
into aa old mine working on water level
Ten minute* or so after an explosion
occurred. He mwst have fired a tee
damp in the old working. The explossoti
drove toe after-daaap dews the airway*
fcvrn tbe water lewd into the slop# be
law, wb*re lb* men were working, ana
, drore it through ewrjr partielo of the
hH ine* f* ttiawgioa, not being used
to Mack damp, fornwdthe opinion that
! it ww not sulphur, but keg* of blasting
powder that bad exploded. Tbey there
fore staved in the work* until owreoaw
with black damp, and then started to
come up the slope and met tbe body of
after damp nd fell seoacdeas, smother
mg in tbe slope. Tbe strong men got
out and gave the ahum, and other*
came cat and fell eeneelew at the edge
|of the slope. John Hay*, tmtaide boas,
beard the alarm and went to the rescue,
but fiOO vurds from the bottom of tbe
slope fell' face downwards in a pool of
water and died. A Tolander, named
Enoch Magroakie, was drowned I*t hia
aide when going to the reacoa. TVr
wet* th* Unit *wt> bronglit out aii
The other men got in and brought out
* fonr dead. Shortly after two more dead
were brought ot Anetbar dead waa
addsd. A German ww brought out to
rentable, but, being restored and taken
home, be drank a glass of water ana
' died instantly.
There was no cave in of tba mine, an
I first reported, but the explosion drew
i down the air batteries and abatis, and
I knocked down tbe pillar is the bottom
of tbe slope. Foor hoars after the oe
! currenoe air waagoodin the mine, alow
sng good ventilation, and that the acci
dent resulted from old gw exploding in
the disused working. .
The scenes about the mxneat Ux- Lour
I write areheart-rendincin the trireme.
By tbe dim and flickering light of
' mine re' lamps weeping, sorrow-stricken
wives are hunting among the dead and
! MtUUDW OTCr Ml® llirifwc iutuw "* "*"***
I husband*, filling the air with their
lamentation*. Children are erytng over
! their fathers' corpses, and a gnat, pity*
I ing crowd surge about tbe wagons as
' they come up at toe slope each time to
I gain the name of the next unfortunate.
! Women rush nn to the oars they come
' up, srith lamp in band, and fnmtieMly
, call the names of their
I went down in tlie nunc to-oay full of
; life and vigor. The men brought *p,
not Tet dead, lay shivering noon the
ground, while thnr.frieods are bending
i over and laboring bard to restore them,
i Some, better then the rest, ale walking
about among toe excited waam blags,
relating their story of the accident and
their rumUwten of tbe terrible scenes
I in the eiTera of horror, thtough
i they had inat pawed. At the time I
close my dispatch the work of looking
for the bodiea atill continue* and the
excitement is nn abated. Mo one ap
pears to know who or how many were in
the mine at the time of the explosion,
:Ui d many more have probahly lost their
. lives than can be ascertained to-night
A Live Plant.
A gentleman of Williaxisport, Pi.,
traveling in Jamaica, W. U J****
itgo, was attracted by a vigonona-lookiiig
mailt growing on the road-aide in the
drv and arid toil, apperently the only
vegetation that could withstand tbe ax
: treme heat and dronth. Ihwn inquiry,
i he srw told it waa the life-plant, and
that, if a leaf should be suspended by a
thread from the oeiling, it wonld put
I forth rootlete from each of the dentate
notches. He broke off a twig and a
i leaf, and peeked them amoug aome dried
Kiss and brought ike in home srith him.
e moisture in the air in tbe treses
; waa ao penetrating that they grew in
i hi# trunk, and the twig continued to
grow after it ww planted in the ground
up to the present time. Last winter it
bloomed, the flowers were in a large
panicle, purple bella, about an inch and
I a half long, and they soon began to
fade. At the suggestion of a gardener,
the top waa cut off, but, ije plant look
ing a little uninteresting, tge top waa
stuck into the ground, whan new bnda
appeared, and it continues to bloom lis
though it waa on the parent stalk.
- '' > m ,bi ■
inent merchant went to bix box in the
Boston post-office Monday and found
there what he thought must be a dress
pattern. A little smprised, he com
menced pulling it out, but it seemed to
be glued fast into the box. He
pulled harder, and waa at last gratified
at hearing a little soream. He then
became aware that the drew of one of
the lady clerks bad becctee caught ir
the box, and our merchant was vault
endeavoring to drag dress, young ladj
and all, through the door.
Rich but JSSSteia n m w way to pnt
At wooden Padding* Iff Montana,
clubs arc amongtftffrUta to thy married
jgAt.' '* .f.nß'flyliMsj
Lottis, Iwcawiw tho laitethim a
It eoat a Buffalo man sl*7 § out ofl
tha tail of a sturgeon Mm* • latter
was dead. isst
A sensitive jwoth to P*stlvm>U
lately killed himself bwanw b.e friends
laughed at him.
Tba llaawhfa Athr gtonr attracted
more tingle than married people. They
were more interested. *
Charles A. flnwd, who murdered
JemwCrotty to San Frenctaoit baa been
sentenced to be hanged July
The German Government .tow
tit-eased its diapkiiagpi tefth the last
addrew of PMMdmt MaeMation.
Ex-Congressman John A. Binghgm,
of Ohio, has bM appointed Mmiari r
to Japan, vice De TiO|, 'Unintended.
A (drrewd Oonmetoicnt Fanltee is pad
dling eolorei flax acod under the name
of " Bloom of Paradiae. "
A Michigan farmer baa written Mr.
Bergh to know if folding floor* to hog
pent viR be the this summer.
An Olio irgfiletor baa presented a
resolution forbidding any more babiaa
being named John Smith to that State.
Jack SoMe, of Arkanwa, is HO year*
old, and runs his farm in a highly sue
cewfnJ manner. Well, be is old enough
to do it.
A man to Gfcwgo, Minn., lately bad
an orebard ef Mfl flne apple trees all eat
down in tha night by aome high minded
Weiiare at mdeoaut matter on postal
cards are xubprct to a fine of not leas
than SIOO, nor wore than 16,000 for each
A woman at East Jaffrey, N. H , baa
had ao exact ffhtor* of a juniper tree
printed on her leg by a flash of light
A Swede woman of St Paul reeeatly
astonished the natives by carrying an
oil barrel through th* streets on her
hraif -
William Seegar, State Treasurer of
Minnesota, has bean impeached and re
moved tor eorroptly misapplying tha
Haste funds.
boicidw are beeoteiag ao common to
Paris that some of tha papers bare an
nounced their intention of not noticing
: "ordinary cases.'*
Notoriety is a flash ; esteem is a
flwae- The first ia soon kindled and
aoaaehed ; the last is a gradual and en
during illumination.
Prince Edward's Island has consented
to join the Dominion of Canada The
island ia to have six representatives in
the Canadian Parliament.
The Bender family formerly livud
near New Albany, Ind , where they
committed a number of mordera. They
went from Indiana to Kansas.
A Boston lagar-W- r wlnon posts this
notice : *' Only those lianida will here
be given to frieods which onr immaea-
Lete Legislature ooaaider* healthy."
Aa American writing bora Vienna
uvi: "Tell intending wiaitarf to re
main at home for two months. They
may then enjey thtir visit to a oomple
tedi exhibition."
It ia a remarkable fact that tbe mo
ment a woman write# a letter she ia
frantic to pnt it into the post-office, al
though be may hove been putting ofl
writing for six moutßf.,
Boy (to lady vtottwr)-"Taacher
there a a gal over tbem wfnkm' at me!
Teacher—"Well, then, don't look at
bed" Boy—"Bat if T don't look at
her she'll wink at aaoaebody el*r
A chap given to atottstiee, estimated
that over two thousand toes were fronen
during the pact winter, by young lediee
keeping their beaux lingering at the
gate, instead of asking them into tha
A Memphis jury, hawing convicted a
man at murder, near finds that tha sup
peaed murdered man ia living. The
question ia whether the verdict shall be
rescinded, or tha man allowed torn order
his victim.
A society at Beyville, Ga., resolve*
upon th* death of a member, " that we
m*T bay all onr grooeries and tobacco
oftoa estimable wife, who has aur aym
pteby in this dark hour, bat who should
at oace restock the store for the spring
bade," ,
Lord Campbell, the Marquis of
Lome's brother, vflto baa become a part
ner to the §mam banking house of
Coats* A Ou, London, is ad to have
put into the firm not leas than|S,Bon -
Sw of hia flktherb. the Duke of Argyll,
Wenityourdeemndanto. A hundred
years from now there will be no voting
ladma who strewed flowers before Wash
ington. no vri-n-g men who saw him re
view the army ; sad oh ! dreadful
thought ! ao cok>ml woman whs waa
oneehis anrrent
Japan seems to be the missionary
field of th* future, Th* Propagation
Soeietr of England ia abont to send two
clergymen there to open misaiona, and
the Baited Presbyterians of Sootland
are moving in the same direction, hav
ing already secured forty-five thousand
dollars aa *s fund.
Edmund Muagar, speaking of tha
time when he wae a boy aay* it was
the custom of school children aa you
passed the school boons to make e bow;
hat in there later days, aa you pass a
abhool house, yon moat keep your eye
peeled, ot you wiO gwtsumowball or a
brickbat at the aide of jour head.
A couple whe were married to Rut
land, Vt., the other day; gave the offi
cial who performed the weremony fifty
oeuta. This was pretty cheap, but as
it was afterward found that, under the
State lews the offices! hak no authority
to marry them, they think he ought to
refund or send along a competent sub
stitute. * F
Tbe French, always fbmona for their
murine, beve a sew dish, consisting of
gmpe-teaves friqd in egg-batter. A
contemporary suggests that this ia
pmbahfv the meet dakreus dish that
could be procured, uulcaa it would be a
theatrical poster on toast. But, aa this
could not eomelhto general use, what
could be more refreshing than deniljd
car-tickets on thehalf-aheli.
A clergyman in Davenport, lowa, ex
changed pulpita with pastor in a not
distant city a few |uudaya ago, and
meeting at the railroad creasing they
had a brief chat together They carried
satchels just alike, and when the car
bell rang, oreh caught up one and start
ed for the train, to find on reaching
their deatinationa the*-, they had ex
changed satchels and sermons.
Speaking of the late Eliaa Howe and
hi" great inventioma gentleman who for
merly resided in Saw Haven says he
had for a neighbor a master mechanic
who had Aoee much teWard perfecting
the sewing machine, and who from
actual knowledge could give the cost of
the different Muds note most in use.
The Howe machine, able inclnded,
coat $9 ; the Wheeler A Wilson, |7 ;
the Singer, about 97 ; the Wilcox £
Oibbs, S5 ; ftotewhtoh it would seem
Some dblofefl dfrere breught up from
Mobile bay teat week fltofmenta^oMbe
wSch, tWrtt-Rilhekts Sgo, went down
with many Itote. Vbe': operations of
the negre ilivera, aa described by the
Register, are interesting. With a long
iron-pointed pole they go abeut in a
canoe feeling along the lied of the river,
and when an obstruction is met the pole
is firtnlv imbedded, and down it tl ey
Mule to the bottom, provided with a
cotton hoek. They generally remain
under from twenty-eight to thiny
seconds, the water 'being twenty f< et
1 deep, and rarely fail to come up
I some scrap of iron, oopper, or rope.