The Centre reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1871-1940, August 28, 1873, Image 1
Enough. From a cleft in k rook k barsbsll grew, And gathered of sunshine and rain and dw IU measure of Ufa, in ita cup of blue- In a cabin, out in a western wild, A maiden bant over her work and amiled. For ' 1 the old. old story " her heart beguiled. The world la wide! but a hit of it* earth In the cleft of a rock gave lieauty birth And nourishment, fitting its own sweet worth. The world ia wide! but the maiden well knew, Mo heart in it all was more fond ami true Thau the one that her troth was plighted to. The Surprise. When the bright September moon O'er the hill-top rises. 1 shell give some one I know The sweetest of surprise*. He asked me. just the other night, To be his tittle wife; 1 told him that already I Loved someone more than life. Then ah ! how very grieved he seemed, And took my hand iu parting With such a look, I'm sure my eyee Betrayed the tear-drops starting But when he asked for one more walk Beneath the moon s soft ray, 1 promised 1 would tell him then Who stole my heart away. % And so when the S*pteiut<r moon Is o'er the hill-top shiiung. Beneath the tree* I'll walk with him. My arm in his entwuung. And oh ! how glad his mule will be When I my secret talk And own there's none so dear as he; None whom I love so well! A BROKEN BRIIHiE. I reached tho little Welsh town of Abermaw one boisterous Afternoon in autumn At About four o'clock. After A long tramp om tHb mountains. Aber ittA*, as its name implies, is situated at the mouth of the river Maw, which here forms an Atuarf about a mile broad. The Jowa itself "faces the open sea ; the harbor lies about half a mile up the estuary ; whilst between the town and the harbor was the outline of a huge bridge then in course of construction. Abe rmaw is a little bit of a place, cou aisting of a hotel, a few shops, a church, a chapel of ease, and a half a dozen lodging-houaee, which are built on a plat form of sand, the work of the sea and river in concert or in conflict. The old fishing village is perched npon the rooks above, tier upon tier, the lintel atone of one house looking down upon the chimney of the house below, auu is reached by rude rooky steps, where the children of the village swarm up and down, and yet rarely contrive to break their necks. The further shore of the estuary was a triangular spit of sand, across which was a track that joined the high road at a point where it commenced to mount the shoulder of a wave-beaten cliff on the face of which it was terraced ; for on the further or southern side of the "estuary the sea washed up to the very base of the rocks that formed the rug ged fringe of this iron-bound coast. There was a ferry from the Abermaw side to the spit of sand, and thence, by a detour of several miles, you could make your way along the southern bank of the'river to the town of Dolbadarn. As the crow flies. Dolbadarn was not more than seven miles distant from Aber maw, but it could not be reached by any practicable track in less than from ten to eleven miles ; for the river took a wide sweep to the north, and, in addi tion to the detour thns caused, the first bridge where the road crossed the river was a point a good way wide of Dolba darn. so that, altogether, the distance was lengthened to that above mention ed. On the other hand, if yon crossed the ferry, and made your way across the sand to the highway, the distance was xnnch the same, and thi- latter ronte was of course only practicable to foot passengers. Although I had reached Abermaw in the guise of a free and independent pe destrian, yet my liberty was of a re stricted nature." My wife and children had gone by the regular coach route to Dolbadarn, aid I had crossed the moun tains by a wild foot track, promising to join them that night at Dolbadarn in time for dinner ; for 1 had intended to take the coach at Abermaw, which would have brought me to the end of my jour ney in good time. This coach, how ever, I had missed by just five minutes. My walk that day had been a long one. and I was rather fagged, and should probably have hired a conveyance for the remainder of the distance ; but the manner of the landlord of the hotel was so abrupt, and, as I thought, offensive, in answer to my inquiries, that I resolved, come what might, he should not be s sixpence the richer of me. I walked on till I came to a little pub lic house at the further end of the town, close to the rough quay that bordered the estuary, and turned in there for a glass of beer and a crust of bread and cheese, as well as for the purpose of making a few inquiries as to my route. "Well, indeed," said Evan Row lands, the landlord, " there's no possi ble wsy to get to Dolbadarn to-night, not unless you take a car from Mr. Jones." " I shan't have a car from Mr. Jones," I said. " Can't I hire one anywhere else?" ' Evan shook his head ; there was no horse or car in Abermaw except the horses and cars owned by Mr. Jones. " Very well, then," I said, I would walk. " Not possible," said Evan ; " it's more than ten miles." " I wouldn't mind the distance, only I've walked five-and-twenty miles al ready." " Dear me 1" said Evan; " yon'ro very strong 1" " Can't I get a boat part of the way ?" I suggested. Evan put his head out at the door. "No !" ne cried; " the tide has just turned, and it is running down very strong." "Then there is nothing for it but walking," I said; " I must go ronnd by Llanfair Bridge." Bnt I didn't like much the idea of this ten miles walk through the mist and gathering gloom. "Stop 1" said Evan. " Why shouldn't you go over the bridge—the railway bridge ?" "Is the bridge passable, then ? Con yon get across ?" " Oh, dear, yes ! The gentlemen from the railway come over very often, and to-day Hugh Pugh and David Morris did come over from the Dolbrith Quarry." " And what is the distance that will save me ?" " Four or five miles; yes, sure." " And the bridge is quite safe ?" " Oh ! it is very strong and safe in deed ; or how should Hugh Pugh and David Morris come over, and the rail way gentlemen, too ? yes, sure." " And the railway people won't object bridge crossed the estuary at a point about a quarter of a mile from the little to mv going over ?" " They've all quit work for the day, and there won't be a soul near the bridge but yourself." "Then of course I'll go aver it." But 1 found that there were certain difficulties in the way. The railroad inn that formed the extremity of the town, at a spot where its channel was narrowed to a distance of about three quarters of a mile. The unfinished bridge was constructed of piles firmly driven into the bed of the river, from which roße huge piers of timber to the height of about forty feet. Along these were massive balks, destined to support the platform of the bridge, whilst each * pier was strengthened and supported, and strengthened and supported its neighbor, by an arrangement of cross beams and ties. When I reached the bank of the river with my guide, Evan Rowlands, I found that there was a considerable hiatus be- FRED. KURTZ. Kditor and Propriotor. VOL. VI. tween the shore ud the nearest pier about a hundred yards. Evan, how rwr, was prepared with a plan for reaching; it, A friend of his was the master of the little sloop, the Ann Jouea, which waa lying iu the tint oreek above. He and his' mate were now on board her. and they had got their little dingy with them. Evan would Inirrow the boat, and drop down with the stream, and deposit me at the foot of the near est pier. "But why not ferry me right over the river ?" I asked. " Not possible," said Evan. There were shallows and quicksands at the other aide which at this time of the ride were very dangerous. 80 we* made our way aloug the road which overlooks the estuary, till wa came to the little harbor. Evan hat! no difficulty in borrowing the dingy, and we were soon afloat, shooting quickly down the stream. It was almost dark now, for although the suu was not yet down, the storm that was gathering up ou the horixou obscured his light. Great volumes of cloud and vapor were driving up be fore the wind, which howled and moan ed intermittently, as blast succeeded blast, and died away again. The wind and the tide in opposition made the water pretty rough,and our boat danced up and down in a very lively way. Presently the black skeleton of the bridge loomed upon us through the mist, and Evan dexterously brought up his boat in the little eddy that was formed br the abutments of the pier, and then UtalM to me to jump from the stem of the dingy ou to a cross piece that formed a sort of platform a foot or so from the water's edge, 1 jumped, and landed safely on the balk, and then I found that my way up-, wards was by climbing the nearest pier, across which were nailed rough, irregu lar staves, which constituted what is j called a workman's ladder. 1 had no intention of undertaking any acrobatic feats, and the idea of climbing up to , that giddy height by snch rough, un reliable supports was distasteful enough. I wouldn't try it I would go back to the boat to dry land once more. But the boat had spun away on the tide, and was now far out of earshot, or indeed eyeshot either. There I stood, then, in "the midst of a rushing, raging sea. upon a balk of timber, embracing a lingo black pier, the head of which was lost in the gloom and mist over head. I couldn't stay here; 1 must get I across the bridge at all hazards, and mv only way was upwards. "Up I went slowlv, step by step, test- I ing each frail splintered stave ere 1 trusted my weight to it. More than one broke away in my hands, and fell into the sea below. But when I reached the top, I thought, then all this danger j wonld be over. I should find a firm, secure platform—a rail, or, at least, . a rope for the hand. | When I came to the top of the pier, I saw stretched out before me a beam, suspended, as it seemed, in mid-air, j a narrow beam—more like a rope, it seemed to me—stretched over this wild abyss of raging waves—that, and noth ing else. There were footprints in the j narrow ridge of timber—it was not' more than two feet wide at the broadest ; —and the sifeht of them gave me courage. Men had passed over here before me; I would pass too. And so, withont giving myself a moment more to think. I steppe*!; and the moment when letting go with my hands, I stood npon that topmost round of the ladder and balanced myself for an instant, as I placed my foot upon the plank—tha moment in which 1 seemed to quiver, and sway to and fro, high np on this giddy perch, beyond the ken of any human eye—that moment of dizzy terror, of strange whiling thoughts,of instincts to cast myself headlong into the sea was in sensation as any ordinary week of placid being; and yet it came and went like any other moment,and I stood erect upon the beam, and began my perilous way. I heard the wind afar off, bellowing ! among the breakers on the bar ; I heard it screeching and howling over the flats, i I felt a moment's calm, the strange, unnatural hush, and then the rush and ; leap of the storm, as it hurtled by me. Dashing the Bait spray into my eyes, it came, seizing all the loose corners of my apparel, and cracking them like whip-lashes, carrving away my feeble j breath in ita wild course, but leaving me—yes, thank God—leaving me still balanced on my plank. The gust had cleared the mist for a space, and I conld now see before me, though indistinctly enough, but I conld see that there was only another length of unprotected balk ; beyond that was a broad, safe platform of timber, stretched from pier to pier. Oh, to feel that platform safe under my feet! I traversed the balk almost at a run. I must reach safety before there came another gust of that fierce wind. I beard it coming now, but I was almost home—yes, home, for that rough, unsheltered platform, on this rude night, seemed like a home to me. I stepped firmly and quickly along. Suddenly a chasm seemed to open under my feet—a horriWc chasm. The beam on which I stood came suddenly to an end ; for some eight feet had l>een cut away, and there was nothing to help me over this dreadful gap. Without wings, it were impossible to pass. All hope left me. I knew that to re trace my steps was impossible to me. Even if I reached the end from whicli j I had started, I should bo no better off than here, and the hopelessness of tho ' position weakened my every nerve. I Once more I heard the wind rising and i hurtling along towards me. I would cling to life as long as I could. I knelt ! down on the wet, slippery balk, clasped it with my arms, sat astride it. The gust came up fierce and strong, passed I over me once more—once more spared ! me. But I felt I cenld not survive another snch attack ; I should l>e blown away' like a leaf. And yet there was no hope of escape—none. It was only a ques tion of moments how l*ng, with stiffen ing limbs, I could cling to this rough beam ; then a plunge into darkness. Still, I had time to think. What were my thoughts ! A helpless sense of cruelty, of the horrible unfeelingness and malignity of this hurtling wind, of those raging waters. A sad mortifica tion, too, and sense of injustice, tliat I shpuld lose my life for nothing; a pleasant ramble turned to such an evil end. Of the past I thought nothing ; it was nothing to me now—a tale that was told, that was all. Of the future, noth ing either, except a dim and awful won der. But plainly, vividly before my eyes I saw the figure of my wife, sitting at work by the fire, waiting and watch ing for me—for me, who never should come. That was the bitterness of it. And yet withal I was not unconscious of a certain vague sense of the ludicrous— a scorn of myself, that I should be thus stuck up astride a beam, like some lad at play, a sport for the buffetings of the elements. With this, too, an un speakable rage; a kind of crushed de fiance, a revolt against the doom which was imminent in a revolt which felt its self hopeless and useless from its be ginning. Whilst all this storm of conflicting thoughts was whirling through my brain, the turmoil outside was diminish ing. The wind had bushed for a while, and across my face there came for a moment a sort of ruddy glow, the last THE CENTRE REPORTER tteams of the suu settling mindly into the sea. The vajtora divided for a m*>- lueut, the huge *tark mass of a moun tain frowned down upon me—for a mo meut only— then the clouds encom passed me once more—the glow died away —the awful gloomy gray of night begiui to gather iu upon me like a net. Should 1 drop into the sea, and end it all? To die in the dark would be more horrible than anything else. Even *>u the quietest, unt resigned death-bed, the loss of light is the most disquieting trouble to the departing soul. Eight ! more light! ia the last cry of the spirit iu extremity. Ami now it seemed as though nature had deleriuiued to s|*are me uo pang of all the gathering horrors of my doom. Darkness ami despair were settling down upon my soul. Then came the storm once more with a rush of gathered rain, a howl, a shout, a roar of triumph, as the shrill wind trumpeted past, precursor of a more furious blast. I eould bear uo more. A sapless, nerveless form I was, Bwept from the beam like a withered leaf from a branch, and 1 fell—catching at sonic cross-beams as I fell, but losing my hold iu a moment, and dropping helplessly down. Once more consciousness returned. A vague silvery light was diffused about me, above ffcr® star* shining, huge bulks of timber glimmered overhead. I was stretched upon a bed of wet sand, Ivtng ou my back, looking up into the sky. 1 was not dead, then. No ! Was I maimed, crushed? I drew up one limb after another, fearing lest a sudden slumt of agony should betray some grievous hurt. But uo ! 1 was sound in limb ; and as I raised myself and looked about, I felt that, except for diz xiueasand a wonderful ringing that was ceaselessly going on iu my head, I was unhurt. And I was saved 1 That was a* might happen. When I rose and stood npon my feet, I looked around me, and saw that I had falleu upon a little island, a narrow spit of sand that had formed in the eddy caused by the pile of the bridge. On each side'of it ran a strong and rapid current. All this I saw by the light of the moon, sometimes bright, sometimes obscured, as she parted her way among the fast driving clouds. Distantly across the water shone the lights of the little town. It had its gas lamps, which sparkled brilliantly in the uight; and from out of the black rocks which showed against the skv-line, here and there the light of a candle in a cot tage window gleamed like a fairy hun|>3 On the other side of the estuary there were no lights ; but the straining eve might discern the gloom of high hills, that seemed, indeed, only like darksome chasms in the sky ; but as 1 watched, 1 saw a tiny star that was gliding among the rocks. Now seen, now lost, I fol lowed it with longing eyes; and listen ing intently, I heard the clatter of horses' hoofs and the murmur of wheels rising and falling, AS the road wound iu and out among the rooks further or nearer. It was Some carriage rolling rapidly towards home—towards my home, and here was I, a castaway ! I shouted, but my verioe seemed lost , in the great space. The wind carried j it up the river, blew it away iuto stifled j fragments. It was useless to cry. No j one would hear me. How long should , I have to lire ? Was there any chance | that I might yet escape ? I could not ] swim ; the channel on either aide was, i therefore, an unpaasahle barrier. Even had I been an exoelleut swimmer, I [ doubt if in my enfeebled state I could have won the further bank of the chan nel, where the current was running the least swiftly. How long would my island remain uncovered by the sea ? Six or eight feet above my head, tangled masses of sea-weed hanging in the interstices of the woodwork showed the highest reach of the tide. The ebb had commenced an hour before I started from Abermaw. Allowing an hour for my subsequent adventures, the ebb would still have three hours to run ; then another three hours' flood would j elapse before the tide would owe more reach me. I remembered that I had a flask of metal in my pocket which stil! contained a dram of brandy, and that I had a few fragments of biscuit in my pocket, remaining of some that my wife had packed up for my use a couple of days before. I drank the brandy and munched the biscuits, nnd felt again hopeful. Six hours 1 Why, in that time help might come. Death wan uo longer imminent But I was entirely wrong. The strong southwesterly gales had piled up the waters about the mouth of tlis estuary, so that the ebb was checked, and the flood increased, and the tide ran out only some three hours. I must have been longer lying on the SAnd, too, than I had calculated, for, as I watched the waters hurrying down on each side of me, I noticed that the current seemed to slacken all of a sudden ; then it stopped, so that a fragment of bleached wood that was floating downward came to a rest, then moved slowly once more npwards. The tide had turned. In a very short time the .expanse of waters before me, that had jut now seemed a broad river outlet, scored and marked with sand-banks, assumed the appearance of an agitated sea. Short waves hurried along, their white crests gleaming in the moonlight; they came in serried lines, tier over tier ; the hoarse roar of the advancing tide re .ver berated in the air, mingling in my brain with the strange rattle as of bells that never ceased to jangle therein. How remorseless they seemed, those waves hurrying up, like hounds who view their prey ! And yet it was a solemn scene; and what there was of dignity and grandeur in the sight half reconciled rae to the thought that my life would bo swallowed up ere long in theso advancing battalions of serried waves ; for now the bitterness of death was past; its terrors had vanished ; I felt a profound sadness—that was all. How far amid I climb up theso slimy, slippery posts and buttresses, that seemed to mock mo with their lying proffers of safety? A couple of cross lieams or ties which bound together the lower owls of tho piers, afforded at their intersection a sort of angular resting place, where I could-for a time perhaps, find a refuge from the waves. This was far below high-water mark, so that to reach it would only givo me a short re spite from my final agony; but, for all that, I determined to attempt it. As soon as the water av#red tho little island on which I stood, I would try to climb this slippery beam, that rose from the sand, in which it was partly buried, at an an gle of about forty-five degrees. With the tide rose tho wind; with the wind came rain and fog. The moon, blurred and indistinct, shone faintly for awhile, and then vanished altogether, although her diffused light still made everything darkly visible. Soon tho waves were dashing at my feet, the sand a pulp beneath them. Now was the time to make my lastr effort for a little more life. But I found that I had over rated my own powers. I crawled a few feet up the slippery timber ; then I fell back. Again I tried, and again; but it was of no use. Strength does not come of eager desire to lie strong. All that I could do was to clasp my arms round the beam, and stand upright, awaiting the coming of the waters. The water rose, not gradually, but in pulses. Smaller waves came and went, and left no change of level; but every now and then some heavier, fiercer bil CENTRE HALL, CENTRE CO., l'A„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 1873. low would come in with a devouring sweep, covering me with ita foam and spray, receding again, but at each re cession leaving a greater depth of sway itig.llife-like water. These attacks, like buffets from the band of some skilled boxer, left me weaker and weaker at every blow. And it is s# treacherous, to**, the water. It would draw away for a time, leaving mo free almont to my knees; and tlieu, as if driven by some sudden impulse, it would gather itself up, and return iu a great Hoethitig swathe of water that would swallow me up from head to foot. The end was fast£coming now. I had eeasetl to feel anything. Only a dogged determination to stick to life to the lust, kept me clinging to my beam. But, what was that sound? A long aud piercing scream, a roar, and a rum ble, and a rattle—it wua an engine? Au engine ooniitig aloug the complet ed part of tho bridge, shrieking and screaming, tuid dashing out great wafts of white steam into the stormy air. The sound gave me fresh life and vigor. Human creatures were within reach, at all events. If I could make them hear me. I might yet be saved. The engine came slowly along, and I heard the voices of men shouting to one another. Why, then, should they not hear me? I tried, too, to about, but my voice stuck iu my throat. 1 cotil*ln ! , make a sound louder than a whisper, nor not with all the good-will I had to shout like an archangel. Tim engine cawe so near at last that I ooulil see the glow of her Urea through the interstices tf the thV>riug of the bridge. And uow then* were men stand ing with lantern* at the very extremity of the bridge ; and still 1 could not make them hear. For an instant the glad thought had struck me that 1 had been missed, and that these men had oome to look for m*; but the next moment I saw the folly of the idea. l>ays might elapse lefore mr fate was known. I was uot even yet beyond the time I had fixed for reaching home. No ; the men were railway workmen, perhaps going to a shift on the bridge; and 1 could'ut make them hear. Suddenly I heard a sharp quick bark, and then a growl aa of anger or inquiry, and I was conscious that there was a dog with the men above. The dog's faculties were keener than the men's ; perhaps it was possible that I might make flint hear; so 1 barked, a shrill snapping bark, with which I bad often deceived my own terrier. Jack. The dog acknowledged the challenge, and replied furiously. Then I heard the voice of a man shouting to the dog to be quiet; but the dog barked still more furionslv, standing at the very verge of the platform, as though it would throw itself over. Then some men came to the edge of the platform too, and peer ed over, and tnen in my extremity I gave a cry—• wild/ despairing cry. Then a hnge hoarse wave dashed over me. If it had not been for the conscious ness that help was near, I could not have held on against that furious rush of waters ; but 1 did bold on, ut least I think so ; afad when the wave receded, a bright daxxling light shone into my eyes, a light from the bridge, where some one was holding what seemed to be a portable sun, but that was actually a piece of burniug magnesium wire. Then everything appeared in the black est darkness. •' Did you seeanvthing?" eriedavoiee. " I'm not sure; 1 thought 1 saw some thing move." A couple of lamps from the engine were now brought, and placed at the edge of the platform; they lit up the beams and rafters of the bridge, hut the light seemed to !e lost in the dark waters. Ah ! they would never discover me! Onoc more I had strength to cry. "Ah! it's a man down there," I hoard somebody shout. A long plank'wa* run over the gap in the bridge, then another; along the two, a portable windlass was quickly taken; a bucket descended, in it a man with a lantern. " Hollo, mate I" he cried as he caught sight of my white face in the focus of his lamp, " what are you doing down here ?" In another moment I was standing in safety on the further side of the bridge. I owed my rescue to the unexpected vist of the chief-engineer of th# line, who had come down to see with his own eyes the manner in which the bridge behaved in a heavy gale, and had driven with the engine to the farthest access ible point of the platform. What a comforting glass of hot brandy-and-water that was of which I partook by the warmth of the engine furnace, and how exhilarating the run homewards on the swift shrieking en gine ! I was at Dolbadaro in time for dinner after all. As I#at down to the cheerful meal with friends who were discussing the light ordinary topics of the day, I looked about me, wondering if I were really here in actual corporeal presence, or if my life had ended in that last rush of water, and I were only dreaming, " for in that sleep of death what dreams may come !" Pish and Tea as Food. The London Times sharply contro verts the assertion made by Dr. Edward Smith to the British Association, that fish is rattier a relish than food, and contains little more nutriment than wa ter. As opposed to this statement, the investigations of M. I'ayen aro cited, who proves that the flesh of flsli on the average does not contain more water than freali beef, and haa as much solid substance as the latter. For instance, the fleah of salmon contains 75.70 per cent, of water and 21.2 th) per oent. solid substances, while beef (muscle) eon tains 75.88 per cent, water niul 24.12 per cent, solid substances. The flesh of herring coutnins still less water than that of salmon, and even flat fish are as rich in nitrogenonH substances as the best wlieaten flour, weight for weight. Another statement made by Dr. Smith, that the amount of nutriment in an ounce of tea is infinitesimal, is met with the assertion that, while tea in no " nutriment," in the ordinary sense,the individual who taken ten nfter his meals feels, without being able to define it, thnt tea has a favorable effect upon cer tain highly important functions in his body, that digestion is accelerated and facilitated, nnd his brain-work benefited thereby. Though not nutriment, tea is alleged to possess a really higher value, in medical properties of a peculiar kind. The Atlantic Balloon. The lialloon in which Professor Wise and others hope to cross tho Atlantic aud which is expected to get out some time during the month of September, is no baby affair. It weighs 6,000 pounds; netting, 700 pounds; car, 250 pounds; boat, 700 pounds; instruments and drag-rope, 1,000 pounds ; total, 8,850 pounds. Four hundred thousand cubic lect of gas, having a carnring capacity of thirty-five pounds per thousand, give a total carrying force of 14,000 pounds. Deduct 8,600 from this, and you havo a balance of more than 5,000 for passen gers and ballast. All our provisions will lie HO much ballast, says the nrof fessor, in answer to a correspondent. All the water on board the balloon will be ballast. Directly we come in sight of land, we cau' dispose of the boat as ballast. It will be of no further use^ Itouianre lu Ashtabula. A beautiful, brown-haired daughter of Hwedeu was tho herotueof a romance having ita termination 111 Ashtabula re cently, which throws tjie ••novel writers" oompletely into the ahade. Twenty years ago, when a little fifteen year old damsel, she was woed and fairly won by Christian Hanquest, a bright tail twenty years of age, iu far-off Sweden. The lareuta of the gtrl were of higher rank than tho relatives of |sor Christian, and as soon as they learned of the prefer ence manifested by the young people for each other, tlioy ruthlessly " tore their young hearts asunder," aud'prob ably "packed the girl off to boardiug school, ' if there was such a cruel insti tution iu Hwedeu. Christian bore his hard fate at home as long as he WHS able, wlteu, finding all efforts to see his betrother fruitless, he veutured upou the ocean as a common sailor. After a lapse of several years, Hanquest return ed to find his frteuds and relatives scat tered or dead and himself a total stran ger. He was unable to find even the slightest trace of his sweetheart, Han quest had amassed quite a little fortune iu his wanderings, but the unsuccessful efforts to find his beloved, for whom he had labored so long, caused him to care but little as to the manner in which it was spent, and finally threw him ouce more upon his own resources, withont money or friends, in the early part of year 187*2. He was in an English sea port when he became rid of his last '• red," and shipped upon an American vessel and worked his passage to New York. While there, hearing stories of the fabulous wages which were paid sailors upou the iulaud lakes, he went to Canada and engaged himself en a schooner. Here, however, he found that his goldeudreams were naught, and reaching Cleveland July 1, he started on foot for Buffalo, where several of his friends from the old country were living. Hanquest spent the night of the 3d in stant at Ashtabula ; and in conversation with some of his countrymen who were employed ou the railroad, he inciden tally related fragments of liia past his tory. among them an account of his early love. While he was speaking, a Swedish lady, aged about thirty-five year*, who resides in Jamestown, N. Y., mid was spending a fear day* in Ashta bula, exclaimed, ill the language of her fatherland, " Christian, do yon nut know me ?" and fell weeping on his shoulder. The wanderer had found lus mate ; bat we draw a curtain over the scene, aa too hallowed for the prying eyes of a reporter to penetrate. The re mitted couple start*-*! on the morning of the 4tb for Jamestown, where they will soon be joined in UlO holy bonds of wedlock. The fair one's parents are Kiud to be highly rtwpoctuble people, and they will probably nut now main tain any opposition to what is evident ly the mruiM destiny of their daugh ter, who for so long a period has remsin ed single. Hanqnest will doubtless settle down into • sober and industrious citizen. Indian Forays in Trias on the Increase. The Washington Hrpubliran has a letter dated Fort Hloch, Teaaa, saying that the Indian foray seem to increase to an alarm Hi ft estwt. Scam-ly a day elsttso* that too bleeding and scalped body of Mime noor isolated frontiers man* is not found scorching under the •dimmer sun. Block and horse* hare been taken away from the midst of po pulous and seemingly aeon re settle ment*. and driven to ilie wigwams of the savage or the haciendas of tho Mexi can allies, Tho troops which were re cently stationed here—over 1,000 strong —are now scattered in detachments throughout the country, so that the gar rison here maybe considered as without cavalry. Several infantry companies yet remain for garrison dnty. The cavalry are kept constantly in motion. They have scoured everv portion of the countrv from tho llio Grande to tho ftio Ifouda, and have closely gtlardcd every creek and crossing. Yet, notwithstanding this vigilance on tho part of tho troops, the savages and their allies continue to increase their incursions, and carry on a more extended devastation of our territory than they have dared to attempt for many yean previous. The same letter says'that the peoideof tho Mexican bor der Htales not only j>ermit the savages to cross and reoro'ss the boundary line without hiudranoe, but aid them inevery manner possible. The National Qor vernnient is uot altogether so culpable iu these matters as are the State admin istrations. Every effort of the former to bring ahont an amicable settloment of tho frontier difficulties is sure to tic thwarted. American Working People. The Scientific American foots up the whole number of working people in the United States at 12,505,023. The num ber of inhabitants in the country ia 38,- 558,371, so that the active workers con stitute very nearly one-third of the population, the ratio having consider ably increased since the census of 1860, at which time it barely exceeded one quarter. 10,609,436 are males, and 1,830,487 females. Between the ages of ten and fifteen years the males out nmntar the females in a ratio of nearly three to one ; between sixteen and fifty nine years the ratio increases to nearly six to one; while at the ages above sixty years there are more than twelve times'a* many men at work as there are women. Theae figures apply to the men and women in actual outside em ployment. It will be noticed ns the women grow older, tlieir numbers in proportion to the men decrease. This ia accounted for by their marrying, abandoning their employments, ami settling down to the household. A Grand Exhibition of National In* dnstry. The American Institute of the City of New York will hold its 42d Exhibition this fall, opening on the 10th day of Heptemtar next, and continuing until late in November. The Exhibition promises to bo more intonating tlmn any which over pre ceded it, inasmuch as special effort ia being made to have the leading indus trial operations carried on upon the promises. The American Institute ia the oldest of all societies now in existence of its kind, and is not in any sense a private corporation, its earnings being devoted by its charter to the encouragement of home industries. For circulars, giving classification of articlos, rules for exhibitors and full particulars, address. General Superin tendent, American Institute, New York City. lienors to a Shall. A newspaper in London is very sav age atiout the honors paid to tho Shah, and declares that only a monkey in the Zoological Gardens has exhibited a vestige of manliness and independence. When the Shah attempted to poke this animal with a stick, tho indignant crea ture seized it, and grinned defiantly at the majesty of Persia. " Aud this," Eihilosophizes our newspaper, " shows IOW superior monkeys are to Mayors. Had the Shah kicked one of the latter, all the Mayors in the kingdom would have envied him the distinction, and regretted that their person had not been honored by a similar infliction." shark Fishing. The Orrapallon f Ihr lr.laud.ra luring shark'* M*al. The Icelanders take no active part in the whale fishery, but devote them selves as a rule to that of shark antlood. They fish principally from light, open Ismts. with projecting prows, and car rying only tine small lug-saul. How lioats are preferred, on account of the number of hands required. The Ice landic fishermen are described as pos sessing a power of endurance,an ability to keep the sea iu alf weathers, ana a courage above all praise ; tlier soorn to take provisions of any kinu to sea, though they never neglect to carry their snuff horns. It is grsslly to hi deplore*! that these hardy mariners are so careless, both as to their per* anal comfort and aa to the seaworthiness of their craft, since to thasa faults may doubtless be traced the fact that forty per cent, of the deaths of the man are caused by drowning. The sliark.whicb is indigenous to tha Icelandic and Nor wegian coasts, though seldom taken in tha Cattegat, is the lymaa* miero~ cejHihu. To the natives it is known as the " nakaral" or "havkalen." It averages from ten to twenty feet in length, and lives on sesls and fish, dar ing, in ita moat voracious moods, to attack the whale itself, but aeldsm molesting man unb-as disturbed by him. It is taken with comparative ease, aa, owing to its dimness of sight,caused probably by the hrmcepoda tlongafo, a small parasite which adheres to, and sometime* entirely covers iu eye, it seizes the bait—young seal blubber or smoked horse flush soaked in blood, to which it is evideutly attracted by the sense of smell—without attempting to escape the weapons of iU captor*. She shark is caught near land daring the montli of April; but, during the summer months, it is found in as much as 2iM) fathoms of water, from 80 to IC# mile* from land, and generally off the Western side of the island. Of lato years the craft used on the North aide of the island are decked vessel* of 35 to 40 toua, provided with bars, and bo lightly constructed that in calm weather they can easilv get clear of the ice, and move from place to place. When a vessel is in search of sharks, it ia anchored at a plane where they are presumed to be—in preference, near the rising edge of a batik. The anchor used is generally a four-pronged iron grapple, weighing about 180 ponnds, with 15 to 2n fatboma 9-1(1 chain cable, and a 350 fathom long hawser. When anchored, the fishing commences. If nothing ia caught,the position is shifted Until the shark is found ; and, if the tike is good, the vessel remains at the spot, and rideaout the storm, if neces sary. Tho lines used are of the thick ness of doep-*ca lug-line*, fastened to three fathoms of chain, in the middle of which a leaden weight of 10 to 13 pounds is fixed. Under this a strong six-inch hook ia fastened ; the entire hook is covered with b<ut, and it ia notched inside the bend to prevent the latter from slipping diwu. • • When the shark is hauled up to the surface, it U killed by means of a spear. A bar poon is then fixed in it, and the rope made fast to the ship's aide; after which the carcass ia ripped up by a knife, affixed to a pole, and the liver ia taken out and placed in barrels, and stowed a war in the hold. The value of a carcaaa is about 7a. Ad. The A cab ia aold to peasants, who bury it in tbc ground for two or lb re* week*, and then diaenter it, waah it, and rut it up into strip* and bang it in the drying house. After one yvar'a drying it ia considered fit for food. The flesh haa then aaanincd a clear, reddish yellow color, which give* it aomething the appearance of aalmon, ao far a the ere ia concerned, but certainly not for the none, for its appearance "in a room u very preeeptible. How preceptible it niniil be in tlie caac of ten year old nhark fleah, which we are further in formed ia accounted a delicacy among native connoiaaenra, we mnat leave k> the imagination and olfacU-rr nerves of our reader* to conjecture. The gall of the shark ia used instead of soup. The akin ia also turned to good account; after being stretched on tha ground and dried, it ia used as shoe leather, though it ia not susceptible of being polished. A shark of moderate *i* yields two-thirds of a barrel of oil (reckoning a barrel at about 14<l quarts I, which ia extracted by boiling the liver. A first tailing gives the light train oil, a second the darker or common oil. The barrels of liver give about two barrels of oil, gnd, in calm weather, one small open loat, if fortunate, may secure about fifteen barrels of liver in a couple of da-*. In Sweden and Ger many, where train ail ia much used in tanneries, it fetches from 555. to 12s. jter barrel. The Norwegians, it would appear, are the only foreigners who have engaged in the Icelandic shark fishery, and Mr. Crowe holds out much encouragement to any Rritish adven turers who may feel disposed to try t heir fortune in this direction, -yautical Magasine. Persian Laws. All the Fersian laws, like those of every Mohammedan country, are snp jsised to ta based upon the precepts of the Koran, and though the power of the Shah ia practically absolute, in theory it is only in ao far as it is not opposed to the accepted doctrines of the Mohammedan religiou.as expounded in the sacred lnnik of the Prophet, in hia oral commentaries and aayinga and in the interpretation given to them by the High Priest, Hence the enormous authority and influence of the Persian and Turkish clergy. The Hhali is re garded as the Vie** Regent and repre sentative of the Prophet upon earth; nnd it is in this aemi-sacred cajiacity that lie claims implicit obedience by divine right from the faithful. Under him the executive government is at present carried on by the mockery of a Mimstrv, who are mere creatures of the Bhah's nreath and who have no inde pendent will of thoirown; neither would they dare to express it if they had one. They may be raised to honor or degrad ed to infamy at any moment, and surely one of the most undesirable positions in this slippery world is that of a Persian master. A Suicide's Money. Wm. Ross, a resident of Sonoma county, Dimmit tod suicide at the Coso Honse, in this city, on the 13th of June, leaving about $2,100 in coin and drafts on bis person, and a written request that the money bo sent to his relatives. He omitted to say in the note where his relatives lived. The facta of his death and last request was republished in the evening papers. Since this pub lication, the coroner has received six letters from people in as many different States, laying elaim to the money. In each case a member of the family named William Ross, oorrespionding exactly in personal appearauoe with the descrip tion of the suicide was stated to have been in this country, and, was last hsard of before his death in Sonoma. In fact, there was no doubt that the suicide was the much-mourned relative ef the writer in each case. Unfor tunately for these would-be bereaved writers claims.it has boen definitely as certained that the suicide's relatives live in England.— San Francisco Chronicle. Term*: 52.00 a Yoar, in Ad-canoe. Mrs, Ilrlgham Vouug No. 17. A Um4 Usk at MarwasS TUrowah the Uriatlta of Mrs. Kills WsMi Isaac. An aoeonnt is printed of an interview with Mra. Eliza Webb Yonng, the seven teenth wife of the pillar of Mortnun doin, and it will interest all who either have entered, or are shunt to enter, or are anxious to get out of the married state. The description which the inter viewer gives is not complimentary to polygamy as it exists in Utah, and is emphatically unfavorable to Brigham Young. The lady from whom the facta are gleaned speaks with an energy evi dently inspired by suffering. At the early age of twenty-two, when Brigham Young first met her, she had already lieen married and divorced, and, heed leas of several suitors who were anxious to claim her band, led a retired lite with her father and mother in Little Cotton wood. Hci e she was sought by Brigham Young. If we are to receive Mra. Eliza's account without questioning, he was inspired more by vanity than any other passion, and sought her hand be cause it pleases him to display to the world a succession of new, young wives. Exuding it ouoe that unctuous jliw and magnetism for which thaw women who have <v>mo nnder hi* influence claim that he ia renowned, he enticed her ear with " good oouaael," and per suaded her that when she married again •he should marry, not for love, but for the aake of having some one at hand who could give her sound advice. We confess that this is away of looking at the object which would never have oc curred to ua. A wetnan sometime* marries a man on account of his beauty, but on account of liia capacity to lec ture bar, never ! Having proceeded thus far, Brigham next endeavored to prove to hit victim that he was that wise man upon whom it was prudent for her to fix her affec tions. lie then introduced other in ducemeuta, in the sliapa of the offer of a house and one thousand <luLiars per year pocket money. He reminded her "that hia only object was the salvation of her poor, perishing soul, and her eleva tion to queenhood. Meanwhile be got the better of her brother in business negotiations, and got the whole of Eli za's family so under his thumb that (still following the line of the lady's ac count) she resolved to sacrifice herself and become his wife, in order to save her brother from bis machinations and to please her parent*. The npahot was that they were married, the triumphant bridegroom presenting her with three draw pattern* and a fifty dollar note a* a wedding gift. A few mouth* after the marriage the programme was changed. Brigham not only left off visiting her, but oven aent her and her mother to superintend one of hi* farm*- Here be left them in *l% moat total neglect, eo that Mr*. Elica counted herself happy when ahe could get five pound* of sugar, a uuartrr of a pound of tea, and a few candle*—beau tiful fulfillments, th<-*e, of the ante-nup tial promise of pocket-money to the tune of one thousand dollars a year. Finally ahe took to keeping boarder*, and amid all the trouble* of one of the most trying vocation* on earth, daring which all ahe obtained from her hoe band was two oalioo dresses, ahe was at tacked with pleurisy. Resolving to sp pesl to the humanity of Brigham, since all appeals to other feelings seemed like lv to be wasted,ahe managed to roach his office and made known her wretchedness and needs. Instead of ordering her medical attendance, and supplying her with every comfort an invalid in her condition could demand, he directed his commsasary to give her " two bit*' worth of fresh meat," and sent her on her way. This time her sense of outrage was strung to the highest point. She sold the goods which the bouse contained by auction, and resolved to quit forever a man who had done nothing to justify the name of husband except make promises he had never ful filled. Whether successful or not in her aims, she resolved that, for the sake of other women who had suffered like her, she would make every effort to dis associate herself from one, of whose af fection she could only claim the one seventeenth share, and who had even disowned that share by treating her with every tyranny and meanness. The Battle of the Bullfrog*. Manv of the citiaens of Vermont will remember to have seen on one-dollar bills of the Windham County State Bank a vignette representing bullfrogs fighting. This was engraved to com memorate the Battle of the Bullfrogs. The facts were as follows: "Many years ago, when the town of Windham was newly settled, there came a very dry season. There are two large ponds in Windham, seixarated by an intervening strip of land of considerable extent. Each of these ponds was Inhabited by a large community of the reptiles above named. The smaller pond dried np and its inhabitants started in a body for the lower and larger pond. They were met in the intervening space by the com munity from the larger pond, and a fierce and long-continued battle ensued between the rival communities. Such was the hideous bellowing of the frogs during their fierce encounter that it alarmed the inhabitants, who at first supposed it to be the whoop of the hos tile savages. But curiosity getting the tatter of their fears, they cautiously proceeded to the spot whence the hide emu sound iMtitnl, i|Ml there beheld the strange spectacle of two immense armies of bullfrogs, covering many acres of ground, engaged in a fierce and deadly battle. This tattle continued more tbau twenty-four hours, and when it was over the ground was literally cov ered with the slam,|and it became neoes sorv, to avoid the noxious effluvia, to gat her and bury them. — 1 teuton Tran script. Fires this Season. Ther# hu neror bfen * time when ft res have leen o frequent and destruc tive aa daring the laat two years. Three disasters have indeed risen to the rank of national misfortunes, and it is time to do something to prevent the whole sals destruction of property which is constantly occurring. Tho cost to the country of recent fires, without count ing the great conflagrations of Chicago and Boston, has been more than enough to provide every city in the nation with n sufficient and efficient fire department. Before anything more is given up to the flames, it would be well for every oom munity to consider whether its means for extinguishing Area are what they should be. HINTS. —Don't somplaia of the sel fishness of the world. Deserve friends, and you will have them. The world is teeming with kind-hearted people, and you have only to carry a kind, sympa thetic heart in your own bosom to call out goodness and friendliness from oth ers. It is a mistake to expect to receive welcome, hospitality, words of cheer, and help over rugged and difficult pass es in life, in return for osld selfishness, which cares for nothing in the world but self. Cultivate consideration for tho feelings of other people, if you would never hsve your owp injured. Those who complain most of ill-usage are the ones who abuse themselves and others the oftenest. NO. 35. Rustless la Urba. A dusty, aun-brtfwn stranger stalked into one of the principal hotels early on last evening, laid a big black valiaa, which bad perhaps raade quit*' a smart appearance in ita youth. carefully be aide him, and with a hand nnaoena tomed to public writing, aemwlad, with great exertion, the name of Lorenzo Smith upon the regiater. " Will ymi bare aome anpper, Mr. Smitii t" aaked the clerk, "Wall, no, 1 goeaa not. - returned the ruatie gentleman. "The folks at home pot np a good bit of grub, and thar'a enough left in thi* yar carpet bag for a supper, I reckon." The clerk ana led, and the country man and hia corpulent carpal-bag were shown to their room. Country was somewhat dated at ita magnlAoenoa, hot be waa hungry, and placing the satchel on the centre table he draw forth a large chunk of boiled ham, numerous pieces of cold chicken, sev eral enormous doughnuts, and half a dozen hard-boiled egg*. He was about to absorb the meagre repast into hia starring system, when his eye caught sight of the " rules for gneeta," tacked upon the door. He got np and read them aloud. He came, to the last one, and read, " metis in room* charged extra." He reed it again, tiua time slowly. "Wail, 111 be danged," he ejaculated. and turning to the table, in an instant he had removed the ham, doughnuts, eggs, and all into the om nivorous carpei-aack, and in another in stant he wa down in the office, where he accosted the clerk with, "I aee, stranger, yer sign np thar in my room aaya meals in rooms charged extra." '■ Yea," responded the clerk, who re oogmxed the customer a few minutes ago, "$1 extra." " Wall.lll be oon samed, I guess the expense of a hot meal wont be much more," end beckon ing to a bell-boy, he called out, " hy'ar bov, show me the way to your kitchen," anil in a moment later be waa in the hands of the waiter*.— Chicago Times. Making a Present. A profitable mode of making presents waa iiraoticed not long ago on the occa sion of a golden wedding. Te gentle men, acting on tbe suggestion of one of their number, decided to present a SSOO gold cap to a venerable friend byway of signalling their interest in the fiftieth anniversary of hia wedding day. Con tributions of SSO from each of the gen tlemen were promptly oollected, and the person who proposed the thing waa deputized to bay the cup and make the presentation, which he did to the satis faction of all concerned and with quite a flourish of tramjieta. The recipient was grateful, the donors were happy, and the *"• reflected any amount of lustre upon all who had to do it. But unfortunately for the person who pro posed and purchased and presented the gift, tbe cup subsequently required some little thing to be done to it, and was sent by its owner to Mew York for ih.t purpose. It happened that the cup waa sent to the very store where it was purchased, and, its interesting storv having gone along with it, the dieeoverr waa made that it waa only a silver gilt article and had been pur chased as such for SIBO. The buyer had contributed nothing, but had pock eted $320 out of the oonthbstioua of hia friends. Contagion* Disease*. The English paper* reported a lecture on liabilities to disease, recently de livered by Dr. Alfred Hudson, in which thai distinguished phvaician stated the following ae some of the conclusion* to which he had arrived : That liability to xvmotic diafaao may be considered inherent to our constitution—a law of our nature; that this varies to degree in different individual*, at different times and under different circumstan ce* ; that these circumstance* are part ly external, or intrinsic conditions; that both are partly preventable, and partlv non-preventable; fifth, that ratten* paribus liability ia least in those in whom healthy blood, healthy tisauee, and healthy exertion coexist, constitu ting perfect nutrition; and that it ia greatest in those whose blood contains the greatest amount of the products of waste of tbe tiasnea, and of matters to a state of decomposition, introduced into the circulation from without Dr. Hudson also assert* that fatigue ia one of the moat frequent cause* that pre dispose to disease —this being shown particularly to the case of soldier* who suffer so much after long marches, often exposed to the wont influence* of the wratner. A Wicked W rapes. A man waa hanged the other day at San Francisco, for murder with a weapon of a peculiarly dangerous and for a long time mv-ten.ms nature. This is a sand club, formed by filling an eel ,kin with sand. When this instrument was first brought into nae the authori ties were greatly puxxled by deaths, ap parently from violence, yet no marks could be found on the outside of tbe bodv. A burglar waa finally captured with a sand club in his possession made ont of aa eel akin stuffed with sand. Being closely questioned, he explained its use. When the victim ia struck, for instance, on the head he drops insensi ble and soon dies from congestion of the brain. Often the skull suffers no injury from the stroke, and if the per son struck recovers sensibility he grad ually relapses into a condition of id iocy . Sometimes a man struck in the Ikklj will lie knocked down by the force of the blow and feel no immediate results from it. In a few weeks, how ever, the fleeb will begin to mortify under the line of the blow and rot down to the bone. Heller, the celebrated pianist, ia supposed to have met hi* death in Mexico from a stroke of this diabolical weapon. Blow all the Steam-^whistles, Ac. An enthusiastic friend of the Ameri can Centennial oelebration, writing to a gentleman prominent in official circles, makes the following suggestion ; " At precisely 12 o'clock, noon, on the Ith of July, 1876 (Washington time), let the Ca, the bells, locomotive and other I whistles, the trumpets, the drums, the organ* and other musical instru ments, with the tens of millions of sing ing voices of our great land, buret forth in sonnds of joy and praise. All the telegraph lines Bhall be silent at the command of the United States Govern ment, from 11:45 to 12:15 P. M., and then let the great battery at Washing ton send the electric flash and click over the vast iron maze to every city, and town, and village of our own land, and even to Europe, Asia, Africa and the isles of the sea, as far the lines can at that moment be secured, and at this signal iustantly let the cannon thunder forth the death-knell of oppression; let all the mighty Bteam-whistles proclaim the grand march of civilization amid the Western wilda and the iales of the sea, as well as £he city full, and the fer tile plains, and biu the slumbering millions of heathendom awake and join the happy nations in singing that sub lime invocation to praise : 'Praise God from whom all blessings flow,' " Ac. What ia the *aon—ran you guess Why men are poor, and women thinner ? Bo much do thev for dinner drees, That nothing's left to dress for dinner. A a collar and WMfct® fn -m, i The Oweleu ladies counted their age from thrfr ttaqtefepttlbmr birth. One half ihe *5rU OvJbt kaow how the other half U4—nbl it is none of their buriuseui Oapi Joaeph ftliM WA said, died at IhSehcStci; N. R,frerUs* effiwte of the bite of • setter redtftsA ten years IgOb" -1 Is A debating soeietf in North Carolina IZtt&SZSSZSiIIZZZZ txi|W6oD m llwiW sidiuifti rt*tm m it)w*Mu horse. t* 4 A watchmaker iwquiraa whether, if aln mauling. wife, hia inaemwite ttotflMfbbc c*Ued a lever rarampnumt The editor of a Iftteonri paper haa bad engraved on its heading a huge pair trf shear*, inscribed ffi the motto, "We dip only the beat," The tycoon haa a eapihti way of en- Jii and political circles shall subscribe to tbe new Japanese paper or be beheaded, bebeatian Ucigy while #ruk was ear rying hia four year old boy in hi*[arms in (Sncinnatt He staggered, fell and killed the chikL Then ramorae suggest ed the oath, ",I drop." .. Another horse diM haa broken out in Toronto, Usual*, flf m nature of typhoid fever, which ifejsore deadly than the epizootic. It septus that Can ada haa an especial faculty "for origin ating hone maladies. Tbe Mayor of Indianapolis has de cided that he has no legal right to com pel drunkards to state where they buy their liquor while under prosecution for drunk. as they would be liabla to conviction upon their own testi- QI9OI, . , " Ah," said a moratixer, " how bean tifu! are Nature's arrangements ! When night comes and map wish** to sleep the flies also go to met and cease to trouble him." " Yea. r pfiod a cynic, "and about lha* ,timefb#mosquitoes wake up" ■- m-At a fid A phjaieielh on pwpentog hi. bUI to the executor of an estate of a deceased psti-nt. a-LM. "Do you miah to have iny bill sworn f" "iio. 'ugwpUod the executor, W the death of the deceased is sufficient evidence Ihlt Jon attended hi® professionally. ** -* k At tbe Cork Asians 3m Ireland in July then was nota aimjkpmoner for trial Tbe High Sheriff said it waa tbe first maiden aasiae on the annals of tbe cite. The Judge, Bezo* coired the pair of white gloves usually presented to the Judge w hen the crixni nal calendar is clear. * • Tim Chicago JMImM bat been re viewing the Chicago Lur etery. It finds in 1tj33,0W nam**, fioto which It rmkooa thpl tbe population of Chicago is 465,745. Ihew pre ig4tenumerated 209 churcbea, 121 schools, colleges, and other inatftutions ' *P*na*iiiiiiii. _ 272 lodges a"l miwifiiw. sad 1.672 Smiths. A contractor I'l 'll JNIt ,n twentv veara experience in Boston, knew workmen, " good end true," so scarce an now. He pid get plenty that were willing and anxious to draw their pay, but to Ac< ta honest day's . work, tbev could ottfeafaond in any number. * Mechanic*, artisans, and la borers cannot be had at any price. If there is a virtue m a newspaper man, it ia coui iiiswam. "Therefore wu regard with admiration the people who have had to do with the Ida County (low*) Pioneer. That organ of jmbho Zimon havingchangod lianda, w. P. ana's vah dictory consisted of ona word; "Good night," and John Tail's salntatory waa simply, " Good-mor ning. " Two pons of DsrH Kendall, a highly respected ratteen of Henry county, Tcnm, aged II J>d 22 vcara, were drowned to West Lake while bathing. One of the yoeiig men; who could not swim, got into deep, water, and his brother, in attempting to sere h:m, waa clutched in his ermr and drawn down. A third brothee, in attempting to aave them, narrowly escaped the eame fate. A green voung man, who was working for a farmer aa "hired raw," felt him self slighted when the girls of the neighborhdhd had a party to which they did not invite him. After sulking about for several days, he finally hit upon a mod* of teveoge, and aaui to hia em pk ver's daughter, " You can tell the gals that Fin a-gotu* to have a party of my earn, and 1 won't invite nobody." Seven hundred Chicago newsboys and bootblacks were picnicked recently-. And the manager did tbe thing sensi bly, too, for iatoetd of boring them about their dirty feees at their morals, a couple of lively young ladies who were interested to Mm charity sang " Down in a Goal Mine," " When the Band begins to Play," mad kindred dit ties, to which the boys joined vocife rously, and they never enjoyed anything so much to their liven. Wasn't this a plea sent thing for poor Porter Pierce of South pert, Me.? He ia away in hia schooner fishing, leaving two men to get to bis My, and they have got. it in with s-Weegssmce, though there is no hay in the barn now, because they would smoke their pipes there. It never rains wib .mt ik smdipt, The in surance n the property, valued at $2,- 000, ran out a few daya since. Prob ably Pierce, upon Ma fUtrn, will ex press himself strongly upon the smok ing question. Of all the odd deaths in the world this reported from India is Certainly th oddest. A native, white patching fish | in a tank, put the head pi one in his mouth and bit H, as the fifth was rather trcubleeouMufu the matter of wriggling. Suddenly one of the ahazn joints in the hack fin stack in his hand p. he opened bis mouth to rail for help,rand the fish giving a quick plunge jumped down his throat, and there firmly stuck. It waa only taken out, and %lahall pieoea, after he had been eewtodNto the hoe pitaL Ha waa ao xhSted that he died as soon aa it waa removed. An Engine Co. of k NT I * York town, a few days ago, fdreea parade. They all wore 25-ceatgUted caps aa oniform. Alter arranging their separa tes to ftont of the twenty* aix liquor saloons of the place, thcar went to the river to have a squirt. They squirted their hose full of boles', ji?threw it in to tbe creek. Their next jWploit waa to draw their engine into the liver to wash it. Having finished this Tun, they had all they conld do to get AM themselves, leaving the apparatus there. Each brave fireman found his. w*y home be fore daybreak the next npnung. The editor of the Leaf, • newspaper to Clark*viiK Tpnneeaee, in response to a toaat of tip press said: " Gentlemen the—the press. The preea —l* said, thO' pica** (cheers]. The mill, as I remarked—laughter] —the mill—and by the milll mean the flour ing mill—is the great dvffiter and dis tributor of the staff of lifus-t The press and the mill—the mill and the press gentlemen—[great applanse}—the mill and the press stand, m to pe*k—stand to intimate juxtapoakion,, r p4which the mill sustains most intimate relations to the press, while both ajflftductiTe of indiscriminate [Great ap plause]. I ; A fish Story. The Rutland (Vt) JhTttld is respon sible for these assrafiSOtor "An old resident of Qastleton, who |ges to the vicinity of Bomoseen Lake, yae recent ly fiabicg in the lake, being anchored bnt a few rods from chore, wien he had a most extraordinary * bit# trad take' at the end of hia line and hook. With an unlimited amount of exertion he pulled np—a foar-gallon jug, wit* something inside tugging at the line. Upon break ing the jug a three-pound pickerel waa found. Tne probabilities are, that the fish, in hia early ' fiahhood,' being of a philosophical torn of mincL or being out on a * little time,' in search of some thing to make his heart happy, had en tered his jug,, and being, ample to get out, had remained there ever since, till he had attained his present weight and aa t. " age.