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MURRAY & GORDON,
; ATTORNKYS AT LAW,
:S0'7e CLEAHFIKI.D, PA.
A T 1 O K N EY-AT-LAW,
" Will altand to all. business ealratted la him
pioiaptl; and faithfully. norU 71
WILLIAM A. WAU.ACS.
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WALLACE & KREBS,
(Summon la Wallace A 'ieldiag,)
U-IJU Clearfleld, P. ,
B. V. aiLaoH, . D. . TAB TALIAB,
DRS. WILSON & VAN VALZAH,
Ilea mom, fa.
Olltoe In reridence of Dr. Wileon.
n..,r. limns: From II to I r. X. Dr. V
V.luih oan ba found al nlglil in hia rooini, Bail
door lo llatl.wloh A Irwin'i Drug Store, up
TMl. JEFFKRSON LITZ,
I I wooht.ANI). PA.
Will promptly attend all aalla in tha linaof his
nn.liillan. ........ .-
ostrs a. 'BALt.r. aibu w. u cobdt.
McENALLY & MoCURDY,
m-Legel easiness attended to promptly wlthi
d.lellty. umee oe aoguou --
National Bank. )""'
Q. Ft. BARRETT,
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
Ila'log resigned bir Judjenhip, has resumed
Ibi praotioe of Ilia law In his old .otnoe at Clear.
Held Pa. Will altand tho courts of Jctferson and
Klk ooontiea when specially tetaincd In connoeilon
WM. M. McCULLOUGH,
ATTORNKY AT LAW,
mer-Olltoo lo Court Boone, (riherilf'e Orloe).
Uel business promptly etteadcd to. "''"
bought end sold. ' . .
"T."vT.ba"n t z,
tg-OHai In l'ie'l Opera ll.mae, Raooj Ho. 4.
All lel boiinori cntraeted lo hn oere promellj
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
kA.OI!loa lo Orabarn'i Bow. &k11j
H. W. SMITH,
tl:l:T Clearfield, Pa.
vTalt e r b a r r e tt,
. ATfOllNEY AT LAW.
IB., en SeeoDd St., Olaarteld, Pa. noiil.M
ATTORN P. Y AT LAW,
-0aa In Tie'l Opera Hoaaa. Jjl'.'"
JOHN H. FULFORD,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
01tr la Pie's Opera House, Room No. i.
Jan. 3, 1874.
V JOHN L. CUTTLE,
A TFoRN EY AT LAW.
tud Real Ealat Aa;ent, Clearfleld, P.
Otnco on Tblrd street, bet-CberrjiWalawt,
s4a-Ro,peotfallj offers his serrleet la selling
nd bajlnl lands la Olearlald and adjelnlnj
onnllea and wltb an eiperieaea ot eeortveetT
isars as a anrreror, tattara kimselflbal he aaa
render eatisfaetion. IP'-
TREDEEICK O'LEARY BUCK,
SCKIYENER ft CONVEYANCER,
General Life and Fire Ins. Agent.
Ureds of Conrejanee, Artielel of Agreement
and all lefal pipers promptlr and ni-atlj eie
eaied. OSoe la Pla'a Opera House, Boom No. .
fleerteld, Ps, April Jl), l:d.
jT BLAKE W ALTERS,
REAL ESTATE BROKER, .
Maw Log, nntl Iaiiniber,
Offlce la Urstisro's Row. ,:":T!
j'. J. LINGLE,
ATTORNEY - AT - LAW,
I, It Oeceela, Clearfleld Ca Pa. yrpd
" ROBERT WALLACE,
rV'allacetoll, Clearfleld Cowiity, PeiiM1!.
e.All legal business promptly altoaded to,
, Office on Market Street, Clearfleld, Pa.
ay-oaee boars : t to 11 a. at., and 1 te I p. m.
' IAR. E. M. 8CHEURER,
, llOMOJOPATniC PIIYBIC1AN, , ..,
0M la resldeDoa an Market at.
April M, IM. 1 . cL"r"d'llP.--
DR. W. A. MEAN8,
PHYSICIAN ft 8TJBGE0N,
; VjUTTIBRBBURQ, PA.
Will attend profeeeieaal ealla pranptly. aaflt'7t
J. 8. BARN HART,
.. , ' ATTORNKY . AT - LAW, . ,
Will pracllea la Clrarteld and all of tha Coarta of
tae acta juaioiei ai.inok n.ei
aad eollectloe ofelalata made speeielllea. Bi ll
BARBER & HAIR DRESSER,
JyMl C1RASPIB I. P. P A. ti
' JAMES 0. WHITE,
HARDER AND IIAIR PRESSElt
, Rooms la ib. Leoaard lloaea, .'
eepirie Clearfleld, Pa,
T. A. run.
A. I. BILI.
T. A. FLECK &. CO., -
Agaats ta Oleartald aoualy for tae sale af
. K BUTTKRICK C.'i
Fasbionable Patterns of Qarmenta,
. ..' . ', ALL BTTLBB ABB aitaa.
t:tt Harlet Btreal Clearflld, Pa.
T.- M. ROBINSON,
1 3 ifunfantartr and Jelr In
Ilarness, Saddles and Bridles,
tetters, Whtps, Brasbeb, Ply pjeta, Trimmlaga.
Horee Rlanh.ls, Ae.
Vaeaaia. Prank HIIWs and VeatsfMt Oils.
Arret for llattev and Wilson's llarrlee.
Order, aad rrpairtag promptly etteadei la,
(bop on Market rtreet, Cleerleld, Pa., la ream
formerly aeeepiee ay JK Alaaeader, . :t II
J ASIrtS B."WATSO!f ft CO., ,
REAL FFTATI BP0KRRS. "'
..... . . CLKARHKLU, PSKHA.
House, aad OBoei I let, L'olleetloas praaaplly
made, aad trst etaes Coal and Pire-Clay Leads
and Tewe property for Be H). OKee la waatera
Hotel BnlMlag fjd floor), riemid at. yt VT ly
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VOL. 48-WHOLE NO. i39L'J r ;;,. CLEARFIELD, PA., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1874. ' NEW SERIES-VOL. 15, NO. 41.
A. G. KRAMER,
Real Relate ead Ootleollon Ageat,
Will promptly attend la all legal business an.
trailed to bis oare.
rotlloe In I'ie'a Opera House, aeooud floor,
lohn 11. Orrla. C. T. Aleiandar. C. JU Ilowera
ORVIS, ALEXANDER & BOWERS,
ATTORNEYS AP La W.
Bellelonta, Pa. ( jan3H,'47-y
J. H. KLINE, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN ft HUBOEON,
PTAYINU located al Penntteld, 'Pa., ufers nls
rl profaeeional servises to tbt people of Ibat
platie and surrounding euuntry. All onus promptly
oet. II tf.
GEORGE C. KIRK,
Juellee af tha Peeee, Sareeyor aad OoBveyauoer,
All buslaeee Intrusted to bim will be promptly
attended to. Pereons wishing la employ a Bur
. ;u An .ll to eive htm a eatl. as he flatters
kt..ir ,lt h ats rnnilsr satisfaction. Deeds of
oonreyanoa, articles of agreemeat, and all legal
a .. .s A.J tlSnneixTJ
JOHN D. THOMPSON, '
Justloe or the Peaea and Serireaer,
made and money promptly
W. ALBERT . BROS.,
Manufacturers eitenslre DealerslB
Sawed Lumber, Square Timber, 4to.,
ay-Orders sollelled. Bill, tiled oa short aotle.
' . -. .
Addrees Woodland P. 0., Cleerlleld Co., Pa.
W ALUKHT A BROS.
Vreuehillle. t laarfleld Caouty, Pa.
Keep! aoastanOy an hand a full assortment of
Dry Uoode, Hardware, Oroeeriee, and ''7,hl,n
f.iiw v..t t. retail store, which will be sold,
for each, ae obeap as elsewhere in the oounty.
Frenobville, Jun.ll, looi-ij.
THOMAS H. FORCE-,
GENERAL MERUU ANDISE,
Also.eatenslre menufaetorer and dealer la rSquare
Timber anu nawea luiuo", v. ... -
ty-Orderl aoUclted ana au aui. P"rjv
House and Sign Painter and Paper
t. Will e aeoute lobe la his line promptly and
in a workmanlike manner. arreej
g h. hall,
PRACTICAL PUMP MAKER,
NEAR CLBAnriELD, PKNN'A.
BaT-Punp klwtra on titnd nd ! t ordw
on ioor noiicua nuw -a- -
All work wairiitd U rndr nt.ffMt.rn. nd
-r. . . ... U. . b.neA m MeBUnahlts limS.
delivered If desired.
E. A. BIGLER t CO.,
and meauraeturera 01
ALL KISIW OF IAWKO LUMBEH.
tTTl CLBARPIKLD, PEHH A.
JA8. B. GRAHAM,
dealer la ' '
Real Estate, Square Timber, Boards,
BHlNULa-B, LATH, P1UBB.IB,
MfTI IMearlleld. Pa. i
JAMES MITCHELL, - -
&iuftre Timber & Timber Lands,
Jall'TI CLKARPIKLD, PA. .
DR. J. P. BURG H r 1 1 L Ui
Uta Sargeoa of the d Seglmeat, Penn.ylra.te
Volaataara, aaving retarneu im ji
elTors bla professional lerrlces ta tb.oltl.eas
af Clearfleld eoBBty. '
aV-Profeislenal calls promptly euewaew w.
Omea aa Seeaad street, formerlyaeeapled ay
Dr. Woods. iapr,w-
H. F. N AUGLE,
WATCH MAKER & JEWELER,
end dealer la -
Wfttolies, Clock, Jewelry, Silver
and Plated Ware, etc.,
J,l7t CLKARPIKLD, PA,
8. I. 8 N Y D E R,
, . anl dialka IN ... .i
Watohct, Clockfl fiil Jowolry,
t7raAem'e Hew, Mmrktt Areef,
CLKAHKIKI.I), PA. ." "".
All kind, af repairing la my line promptly al-
eadedte. - ' April IA, Ilia,
TT- MUMOVAL. T.
REIZENSTEIN i BERLINER,
" ' ' wholesale deaten la " ' '
CETS' URMSHING GOODS,
Rare removed ts lflt Chanh etreet, between
Franklin and White all., New York.
Miss E. A. P. Ryndcr,
Cblokerlag'l, Staln-raj'a nnd Enaerion'l Pianoij
iinlllt'e, Union A llnmlin'i and Pelonbet'i
Organs nnd Uelodeooi, nnd Urornf A
Bnknr'f Bewlng Mnoblaef. v . ..
alio f Batcinn or
Plant, Qnltnr, Organ, Harmony and Voeal M
gi. No papil Uken for less than half a ter. ,
ttRooB( oppuiit Oulloh's VMraitarn 6lor.
CUnrlald. Maj , 18AI.tr. .
h. navie OAnnt
HOLLO WBDSH A CARET,
Blank Book HanHfaeturers,
., AND STATIOMCRS, '
SIS Market St., Phttadtlpht4.
Trear Baebfe and Rage,
Owrteto end Wall
r. biglkr & co. :
kf fat win
CAR1UGS A WAC0.1 WOODS,
. . 8Him AMD POLBU, ,
HUBS, 6POKES,FELLO 3,40."
Carriage aad Wagae Makers akeeld eteka e
sou af tble aad aall ead eaaaiee them. They
will ba sola at fair frleoe. - ..... aayu-71
CTONB3 SAW GUMMKItS ANX
We hare reealrad the egeney far the aboraan4
will sell them ai meaafaetarer's prloee. Call and
aaamlne team. They are the best.
Jell-71 H. P. BlaLKS A CO.
Mountain Echo Cornet Band,
OURWBNSVIUJ, PA., .,''. ';
Ml'ilO fernl,aed far P am lee, r'eallrala, IVm.
aeru, Leetaree, Aeea rraeoaabM terms. ...
. Addrees, . , ... I. B. SKUMBR,8ee'y,
ayl flm . t. Cerweesrilto, Pa.
T100T XHD 8BOB MAKING.
JOS1PU B. DBKRINU. ae Merisel atraat, l
Seew'a kern, Oleeeflalej, Peaeajarl teeaaeeel
e 4ea la ef Peeewth eM Iblae end Kaye, eVa
beet la the market, aad M MS pfceorod temaa.
efaetara araeeabeag la haa lea. Be will erne-
Tee Bttmcaa af d.maeld ead
reeaaaaealla aaflaad e. wire aim aall.
Work doae at aken ealiea. I:irt'y
t . u - tUMMCfl't DONE. r
Along th WAjrilde and op th billi . ' t
Tbe gulden red flettnu In tUe luti t , " ,
The tlu)-rd gpollan Bodi gnoil.lia i
To tht Md little brooki that run. . . .
In yetlonlng woodi the ebeitnut drojn, '
The inairrel geU gftlor.
, Though bright-eyed lidi tnd little nitidi
, Mob bim f half hU iortv, .
The nifile In tbe ewKtup begin
To Aeunt In gold ntl rtl,
And in tbe elm tbe fire blrd'nu4
Vwinga eiD)ljr overlietul. '
Tbe barlaerry tiana bur Jewel out,
And gunrdi theui ttlih n lliorn t
; Thp mtrrj farmor liny cut l--irn . .
Tbe jioor, old dried ni tHrii,
The itrnllowt nnd the boboliubi J
' Are gone thii iBtvny n dey, '
Hut In the morning Mill you henr' k ''
Tbe Kulding. ewnggeritig joy.
A o4erfn glory Ilia Hie elr, 1 ' '
And big nnd bright la tho enn r
A levin gnand fur tbe whole brevrn nnrth
A guruieat ol bu(T baa apun.'.
THE F0UXDEHS OF llUVV-
... niSM. - ';;
tub imii'tiai.BS or tiir uoiiamjikd ur
Tha Liberal Club lioom in l'lynin-
ton Hall wan crowtleil to overflowing
with an appreciutiTe autlioneo, wuo lis
tened wild ntti'iiliiiii to a brilliant lec
ture on "Buililha, a Prophet of the
I eoplo, ueliveroa Dy rrolennor i'elix
Acller, I'll, !., ol Lorntll Liiiverwilv
The anenker was iutiXHlueeil by 1'ro-
leasor v nituerwevtln, temporary 1 resi
dent of tho Liberal Club. I'roluwtor
Adler ib a man of niecliuni height and
probnhly about forty veain. His fea-
tiurtt are ol the Iluorcw eunt, and lie
wears full whixUuni and inoiiritneho.
His voiee was elenr, flexible, nntl uo-
norotiH, nnd his action easy and lrraoo-
He said that many tiliiloloL'ists held
that thuro never bail been any such per
sonal Uuilillia. and tlieirariruments av
learetl to ie ny no means irroundleHs:
nit whatever titjiibtfl mifrbt exist as to
the actuality ol the prophet, the truth
and purity of tho doctrine altribntutl
to Iiiiii nono who taatl stnuieu them
could nnestion. Tho first startling In
ciuent in his career wag that lie was
conceived of a Virgin nnd born in im
uiaculHtoconcvption, thmiirh liuddhists
priests laid no icreat itresd upon this,
except to show that from the first tuo-
menl ol his extsteneo he was mc trom
all sensuality. JIi early lif'o wns full
of prodiiries, such as diawinir the iron
bow that a thousand men worn power
less to benrt. He bail none of the pride
ol caste which uistiniruishcd uu race,
and much difficulty was experienced in
inducing him to marry a woman of his
own rnnk. P.ven, alter inarniifjo his
me was a :
KorNn or Pi.KASi'itrs,
and ho miuht not have risen to any
thing higher than a libertine but for a
mere accident, uno day winio riding
in the park with an utteuilaut ho saw
a decrepid old man, In hia fnther'i
palace age nnd disease weiv unknown,
tho King himself being blust with
eternal youth. Jle asked what race
the man berbro him belonged to, nnd
tbo attendant replied, "That is the lot
of all men ; ago is the pot lion of the
young. The next day he saw a leper
and asked tho same question. Jio was
told that dines) was the portion of
the healthv. - '1'he third dav lie saw a
corpse, and In answer to his Inquiry
be waa told that ueain wasuie portion
of the living. From thut moment a
great change came over him, and not
even the festivitcs attending tho birth
of bit ton could rouse Jinn iroiu the
dejection in to -w bice, he had fallen. 11 o
looked npon theswneol rejoicing nntll
ho Bank iuto an cosy slumber, from
which he did not awaken until mid
night The lights were ont, and he
was alotie'j He bad lost' all coimcioiis
Besa of Jmuself and hia home, and go
ing InM tho linirrlcr 1n- wvhioh the
Entices and her young Child lay asleep
o looked at them for a moment and
then lelt the palaoeon horsnhacki ' lip
had an nnnennen men inni soniettinig
was required of him, and rode rapidly
past tho walls of the city, and ouward
into tho night until his course was ar
rested by Mara,the Satan orHtidilhism,
who said, ''Doriint from your undoiiak
inir. for it is vain. ' Follow me end all
tbe kingdoms of the earth am yours."
V ithotit replying to ., ,- . - ..,
. THE TUMPTeiK, !
Bitdilha, or as bo waa then culled. Scd.
alta, rode on, and wht'ti day broke he
was fur from tho city, and mined in
interminable forests.' Jio sent away
hia charger, and resolved to dovoto Ins
lif'o to meditation nntl the relief of the
ills of humanity. Jio practiced all tho
doctrines taiight.by the priests In
dia, tho Brahmins, who I bought pnrirt-
cation lay only In never ceasing sclf-
sav-ntice. "do into the loiusl, ihoy
said, "lacerate yonr flesh, pny all the
money you can to tho priest, and yon
will be nearer your oxl." Hudilha
did as ho was directed. Ho exposed
bimst-lf naked to the storm, and, un
armed, to tho attacks of our lavage
boasts. He sat on a heap of t borne
among four Him,, lit) ftctinrged him
self until blood Sowed. . Aud he finally
aiproathed so near asceticism that he
was able to live on a single- grain of
wheat a day, though It may he doubt
ful if he would have lived long.' ilis
body grow weak but his soul wits not
strengthened ; and fuiP dn "trhch 1
party of girls pasaou by lieuriug bouty
and other dclioacem 1m allowed them
to present him with soirt ttf the for
rhor, and, having eaten It, assured his
disciples thai be felt much belter for
ft. 1 The eoneeqtienrrwa that his M
lowcrs deserted lilnisaylngthatftninn
who would eat honey was not til lis?
Brahmin pnewt. i . .
' 1Cft alone he declared UruhrfiiniMii
to be blso, and endeavorud to discover
means to quell human misery. . The
cry throughout India was, "Away with
immortality; with the. termination of
thia life lot all existenco cease, iitiu
dba taught that If the mind was with
drawn from fear of future Ills misery
would cease, It wne nrersMsary, he
said, to think Only how lo tin tho most
good In this world, and whatever the
lutara might bring, Utey would bnve
done their duty here. . -
Aaan instance of eastern exaggera
tion, it might bey mentioned that Hudd
hfmt history rdated thafMaraealleil
his followers together and hurled moun
tains and irigauilie necks at the reform
er1, 1st! the missile trmtert Into pnr
lands and flowers. ' Tlien 'ho tried
temptation, and sent ' ..,.
BIX HfUnittD OP TTfB PAIKIWT VAtlsftiA,
in hi dominions to visit thfl prophet,
bnt tha latter passed scathlcm through
the Orrfral, and finally tho earth npeiierj
and iwallvwtvt up tnc Satanic legiotls,
Duddha held that tha knowledge that
all aremtejil trirtiewriieart periafc rendered
alt meti rnllous to pain; ; lie who de
voted Itia lile to swlf. denial would nut
repine) when Attn eteprived bint af what
he had taught himself not to vsltte
Men who harden their frame might
laugh At the atimi etad a. lite f wig
toll-denial wf) the trm pemerly ltir hu
man rrttseh'. ' ' -.
, Ou one octiaslon S woumii took her
dead child to the prophet and besought
i.:... ... . ft i ' i:i- I
null lo rustoru. it to niu. Jiu uvbiivu
her to bring bim a griau of mustard
seed from a hoiiso Jluit had never been
visited bv 'deitth. J Sliu .took up tbo
corpse of her child f d going to a house
asked tor a gram ot mustard seed,
which wus given to her. Who asked if
ileitth hull ever been there, and the
people shook their heads sadly and
pointed to. an empty chtiir. From
house to house sho went, but the same
experience met horovcrywhero. TIicb.
as she realized tho universal woe el
"lite world, she understood the prophet
touching anil stilled her miotic gnet ;
and thus sho learned the doctrine that
In the great woes of mankind passion
must jrivo way to compassion. .
'This great religion," enid tbe lee-
turer'wrlich Hudilha tatiif lit, anil which
tlirougb bim stiivad over all India, is
tho biirhest and purest 1 know, tor it
is utterly unselfish. The first doctrine
Was that a lilo of compassion cures
pain. Had the rctormcr stoiipod hero
it would have been well, tor In tho
third doctrine ho signally failed. He
reasoned thus: Tniu is caused by
desire : desire depends uiion the senses.
Uv destroying the senses pain would
bo destroyed. Ho theeelbre taught
hit followers to lead uvea ot -
PKBFKCT INDOLENCE '
ud contemplation, and no rendered
the senses torpid. Much was the third
doctrine, but Us iniquity must not be
churged upon lluddha. It was attrib-
utaole to the llrtihmiu teaching ot his
early years, from which he was not
"flu called Ins followers around bun
and founded the first monasteries tho
world over know. Tho devotees de
pended for their living upon contribu
tions which were placed iu a bowl that
each otto earned. They gave them
selves no thought of tha future, and
lived only for tho present, doing all
the good they could. Once aa lluddah
sat with his bowl before him, tho rich
nnd noble placed in it tho choicest
flowers, but it was not filled. A man
of a low and despised cast, from which
tho proud llmlimin shrank as from a
pestilence, crept up'uud dropped a lew
wild flowers info tho bowl, which in a
moment was miraculotinly tilled to
L nilor his teaching! hospitals were
founded not only tbr men and women,
but for - ,
- CATS AND IKIUH.
After forty years of labor Buddha
iu his 80th year felt his end approach
ing. He loft tho city in which ho was
living, and traveled into tho country.
As night approached ho was too wenk
to continue bis journey and his follow
ers placed him under a tree. At mid
night a ship was seen waning m thenir,
and in tho bright moonlight lluddha
was watted awav-
Tho noble religion he had so faith
fully taught was not doomed to dio
with him, and alter 2,4(10 years nuin
bem 4(H1,000 devotees. . i' - , j I
liuddhists," said the lecturer in con
clusion, "are not atheists. They be
lieve in some future, but do not enre
to speculate us to what it mny be
They think, too, that after thousands
of yeananew Huddlia will appear who
ill be tho prophet ol tbe universe.
If he Is to come may ho come soon."
AN INQUEST ON ABEL.
The other afternoon an excited Indi
vidual with bis hat standing on two
hairs, and his eyeg projecting from hn
head like the ..horns of a snail ruehed
into theotticeof Coroner Holmes.- The
coroncf is by profession a dentisf, and
his first- thought was that ho was well
nigh dWmcted with the toothache.
lie was soon nntlecrtved, however, as
ho frcnr-ied individual ' cried out, as
soon as ho could catch his breath aflsr
running up stairs, 'Been a mail mur
dered !' ' .
A munmimlcrcd?' cried tbe coroner;
how? where?' i . ,.
in a garding, I believe, with a club
or a rock.' 1 " "'
''How long ago r cried the coroner,
eiaiag his hat mid enne. .,. ,.
lieen done a good while, ago, and
no police tior Constublo hasn't never
done nothin' alxittt it. Never been no
coroner set on the body, nor nothin' o'
the kind ; no ycrdicK .. .. ... . ,
n hat was tiie mini s name IV ho
wai he?' cried the coroner. " ' ''
'His name wns Abel, ' "
.'Abel? Abel who r- ' .
'Ilon't know. Mover heard nothin'
but his first name r
Well, what is the name of the man
who killed him? ; Jiotheyknow? Any
ono suspected ?', i i
Well, I vo heard t hat atellow named
Cain put out, his light. Cain wns the
brother of Abel, and ' '
Coroner smells A mice and, flourish
ing his onne, Cries, 'You git down them
stains, my fine fellow, (i it and don't
shew" yourself hero again I' With a
hind guffaw the fellow went, down the
stairs Hired ste'ia at a time, tho doctor
calling out to lino. 'How dure you trifle
with an nmcer In this way, sir T , , r ,
1)0 XOU SUHPECT ANYBODY?
Th-J Hnrroilahnrg Prnplr b pespfttHI
bio for tho following auocdote ; " . '.,' , "
"Our townsnutu, C'aplain Card well,
tells the Ibllowing anecdote of one ot
tho older Jlrockenritlges now passed
away a lawyer, and distinguished in
his profession. . A regular frequenter
at his ofhco was nil old gentleman wi(l
never had any business, but who re
garded Jin llrockenridg as the greae
eat man tn the eonntry, and would lis
ten witli avidity whenever the lawyer's
leisure allowed bim to talk) 'i'his old
gentleman, by the way, was "given to
making queer und sometimes startling
remaika -nil iu the utmost innocence
of any Mil intention or misconduct
whatever. One day tho lawyer did
not noon hia ofllce. end tho old iren.
tleman was deprived of kU daily occtti
pateou... -..i. . ... - .v ..
The next day, however, Mr. llrcck
enndgo mado bis appenrance, when
the old man said, eoniow hot testily,
"A lawyer should always be ftmrwl in
hlK ofllcr.." ' "Verj' true,"; Pcponded
Mr. llre:keiiridgo, "but a very, unusual
ooetirreiK kevrt mo af home.' Forth
first time in fifteen years, mr wife gave
lili Ui yesterday lo a baby.',, . "Filiuen
years T ejaculated the oltl gentleman,
looking over tlic rim m tifs spectacles,
Then, lowering hit voice to a mystori.
oue whisper ho nald, "And do yna hbs
pect anyotsly , - The old jTcntlftnart's
character, Inunner, etc., mado the joko
too cood to keep, aad Mn Jhw:keu
ridgo luughetl as heartily at did his
Irnmila when he told iu' a 'J
" Th rose of riiirid(l,'tne Inost! beari-
Ului .ot nowem, euute no tragraDoe ;
the Wrd of Faraditwi, the most hewitl-
ful of birds, giveei no long, tho cy
preaa of Greece, the) fluent of txves,
yioldeno Inuit; dandies, the. thloiest
ot lien, havm ae mn I the laaU tontd
btrflen; the rtrvlicat rmttitreje In the
( , 1 1.) l 'l ' X :,. 1
by tiii Huron or isi uorLsrowN dkm-
; ' ' .' '
William Ponn, thj founder of Penn
sylvania, was tho eldest son of Sir Wm.
Penn, and Admiral ill tho English navy,
and wus born in tendon, tho 14th of
October, 1044. Hiiniollier wiw Jlnr-
gitret. daughter of J ohn J usner. a merch.
uitt of liotterdatn. I llu entored tho
I invoisity ofOxiorS nt tho ago of fif
teen, whore he received his education,
and waa noted for h) talents and dili
gence in jsliidy. .Avoiig his associtttet
wore John Lock, afterwards so distill
finished. Whilo a stuili nt at Oxford,
iu attended a moutifig of Friends und
listened to a sermon preached by Time.
J.ee, which niudo a deep imrossion
upon nun. un uisturn homo ironi
tha t'liivereity, hit-iutler tried to per
suade hi in to give up his religious con
victions, which ho refused, and was
finally driven from tho house with
blows. This was a sad blow to tho
admiral, who wished to advance him
in worldly honors and preferment. He
soon relented from his cruel treatment
to his son, through the intercession of
his mother, and he was next sent to
I ranee, with aome persons of rank,
hoping that gay scenes and company
would drive iron! his mind his religious
convictions. . lie spent about two yeare
in that country, from 10ti2 to 1GC4.
lie applied himself to the study ol tho
Innguage and' became proficient in it
Ho likewise devoted some tinio to the
study of theology, lie acquired all
the polish for which the French people
are bo distinguished. It is stated of
him, that ho was waylaid one night
and attacked by a person armed with
a sword. . Penn, who was likewise
armed, disarmed his antagonist, and
then suffered him to depart unharmed.
On his return from Franco ho was en
tered a student at law at Lincoln's Inn.
In 1CG5 ho accompanied his father to
sea, for a few days, in tho Duke of
I ork fleet, whence ho returned with
diiqmtches to tho King,aud then resum
ed the study of the law, until the plague
in London induced him to quit tho
city. Aliout this period his religious
conviction! being revived, hia father
scut him to Ireland, where ha spent
somo time at the gay court of the Duke
of Ormoud, Lord Lieutenant. Whilo
there he attracted considerable atten
tion for his gallantry in assisting to
quell a mutiny among the troops, and
his religious impressions had so tar be-
conic obliterated, as to wish to cuter
tho military service. For a time he
managed his father's estutes in Ireland.
While thus occupied bo had an op
portunity of again listening to the
preaching of Thos. Ieo, which so deeply
moved bun that ho becume a constant
attendant at Friend's meeting. In tho
silt umn of 101)7 he was urrested with
others at a meeting at Cork and taken
before the Mayor, but wan shortly
rclcosod by the Earl of Orrery. Ho
now becanio closely iiideutifiod with
tha Friends, which reaching tho oars
of his father, he was immeiliutely or
dered homo to Kugland. Tho lather
u.ioil every persuasion to Induce him to
relinquished his connection with the
dispiscd "itiakcrs," but iu vain. When
argument would not avail ho used en
treaty. Finally he begged him at least
to tako off his hat in tho presence of
tho King, the Duke of York and him
self. This request lie asked time to
consider, but declined to accede to it,
because he believed it involved a prin
ciple, llu fattier again drove bim
from his house, but bis mother remained
faithful to him, and often relieved bim
in time of groat need. Thia conduct
of the father decided the course of the
son; if he had any doubts befoie, he
had them no longer. He now became
an open and avowed advocate ot the
ndigioua doctrines of Friends, and the
following year he lelt himself called to
the gospel ministry, lie did not im
mediately adopt their plain costume
ami speech, but continued awhile to
wear hia sword. Hut in time these
were caet off, and the founder of Penn
sylvania became, in all things, idonti
lied with the peoplo in derision called
"Quaker ;" and endured with thorn all
the pains andimprisounionts tho bigotry
of tho times inflicted. Penn and bis
father were reconciled at the latter'!
denthbod, when ho told William that
ho had chosen "the better pari" Sop.
tember 16th, 1C70.. . , , .
Tho world, guuci-ully Jias a mistaken
idea of William Penn. Thia In some
muasuro arise from West' outlandish
paiiitingof hiin atthopomuwhat apocry
phal Klin Treaty; which is brought to
tun attention ol Punusvlvania children
in their early youth, llo is represent
ed an old. brond faerd. verv fat. and
clumsy-looking person, aa though ho
bad been born aud brought up in an
ancestral broad-bmn and shad . belly.
Ho was an entirely different sort of
personage. Ho was an accomplished
and elegant gentleman; trolito and re
lined, and conversant with the usage
of tho most polished society of tiiat
time, lie was reared in the midst of
luxury, surrounded with all tho appli
ances of wealth, and educated in all
tho politcnessof that polished ago. lie
wore his sword like a true cavalier,
and bis portrait at tho age of twenty
three shows him to have been a hand
some young Rian. -i In the athletic ex
ercises of his time, then much practiced,
ho is said to have excelled. When he
enme to Pennsylvania, in 1IIH2, he was
only 'Ai years old,1 just 'in his prime,
ami instead of being the (lumpy figure
Went paints him, be was tali and ele
gant in person, with a hnfldsome dice
ami pulished manners Neither was
he an austere asoetic, but indulged in
the innocent pleasures of life, nnd en
joyed the good things which Uod had
1.7- L 1 ... I ..!...u.l t.-
1HU4-ITM at uie nniHi, iu in- wnji'-i-u uj
lis creature, llo wen in the truest
sense a Christian gentleman, and an
enlightened lawgiver ar iu advance of
bat day and generation '
' A few days since a tkan In Sheffield
had a misunderstanding with his sons,
nnd thought to put an nd to tronblo
and existence by a rop. llo tied the
rope firmly on high, adjusted it to his
neck nnd swung off. In due time ho
ceased to struggle, and gasped as for
(lie last lime. nis iwwwons loumi mm
in his perilous position1, and the eldest
made haste to cut down his beloved
pflttr. 'The youngest took a different
view of the matter, nnd not wishing to
thwart his father's dixirfns:' even In
this solemn crisis. Thf eldeirt brother
called out for help, but the youngest
iwpviiuiJ to the cutr.ty. by anyinnr.
"Uuesswed belter I't the old cms
hung," , The eldest ditlu't choose ao to
iV und tho father wai saved. K ,, ,Ml(
''''Ijotik ero now, (jqlusha, ytUc'J 'a
Missouri woman to tbe oldest girl,
"don't betid over the well so fur., You
will fall In there one qf these tlays,nnd
then we'll havo lo can);, water.
"An amateur farmer, pared hia pota
toes before planting Uuua. . IU thinki
that raising them pared will save t
great deal of time to rooks,
GETTING THE SHOES.
Many incident) are related of tbe
Into Judge Harrison, tbe pioneer ol
Michigan, who died lately, at the ad
vanccd ago of 103. Of hli early love
ami weaning, tne following story is re
Thuro are few instance of his early
lifu that wo aro able to obtain. He
was a steady, hnrd-workiug lad, ener
getic and thorough, llo received but
liftlo education, thrco months in tho
common school forming about all his
educational curriculum, llo learned
to read and write, however, and took
quite as much interest in hooks ai those
around bnu. Like most boys, he early
tell In love, the object of bit adoring
passion Doing martna nuilwell, the
daughter of a farmer living near hia
father. Tho attachment "was rocipro
oitted, and tha young orutWtxuhugeai
wonls of lovo and eternal fidelity, llo
wai nearly nineteen and she was throe
yours hi junior. Bar.il, whoso lovo
gavo him confidence, boldly asked con
sent ot Jiurtha s parents to. their mar-
ringe. Her father liked hi frank and
kindly wavs. nnd favored the match
but dame ritillwell had higher aspira
tions for hor daughter. Hhe wished
her to wed the possessor oi broad acres,
and not a penniless young man. He-
sides, bow could the spare hor duugh
ler yet? No, she would not give her
consent. Grieved were tho lovers at
this decision, but by no mean obedi
cut to tho behest of tho stern mother.
In clandestine interviews they ronewod
thcirplodgoRol affection, and, encourag
ed by Martha's hither, planned an elope
ment, indeed, we Biispcct Mr. still.
well was tho chief conspirator, and
most efficient aid did be render. The
day was set, but the suspicious mother
kept closo watch on her daughter.
How to arrange her wedding outfit
without tbe mother kuowledgo, puz
zled tho three conspirators. Tbe sim
pio trousseau was mostly mado by
stealth, In Jllartha s own room at night,
she received somo littlo assistance from
a sister also in tho secret, but bIio hup-
reueii to ou entirety out Ol snoee, lortt
wo March, and young Indie then wore
not ashamed to be seen in thcii bare
foot while in the house, and very crudo
Drogans when the weather made cov
ering for the foot necessary. Hut the
etiquette of (iroencastlo, iu 1790, dW not
permit a bride to appear shoeless and
slipperiest) at hor wedding. : Iteady-
mado shoo were unknown in the town,
and tho needed articles must be made
to measure. Several plan foiled, and
her father was compelled to niovo cau
tiously, in view of the fact that Damo
Htillwell was somewhat suspicious.
The matter waa delayed for a favora
ble opportunity until the day before
the wedding, when, further procrasti
nation being out of tho question, the
father invented a ruse to accomplish
he object. In tho afternoon of tho
last day ot grace, ho camo into the
weaving room, where mother and
daughters were at work at tho loom,
and shortly began to joko Martha ou
tho sir.e of her foot. Picking up a
shingle (caretiilly placed within reach
beforehand for tho purpose), he drew a
diagram of measurement of lier pedal
extremities, the' dimensions of which
he laughed immoderately about with
his wtlo, to tho apparent gront discom
fort ure of hi daughter, and then care
lessly threw the thingle out of the
window, t illeen minute alter, that
shingle was in shoe-makur Wilkin'
shop, and that worthy cobbler worked
half the night to finish tho pump in
which the runaway bride was to stand
at her wedding on the morrow. The
next day atdiunor-time Martha slipped
away, and with her father for a wit
ness, sho and Har.il wore mado one by
the village justice. The outwitted
mother was of course indignant at first
but soon relented, and thus JHamb 17,
1799, waa begun the matrimonial jonr.
ney of Haiti Harrison anil Martha
iSlillwell, and tor nearly sovonty yearn
di(t the two live together aa man and
wifo, until June 7, 1867, the union was
broken by hor death. . i . -
.n . A LONE RELIC. ,n .
' Say the Virginia (Nov.') Enterprise:
"In the bottom of the main shaft of
the Virginia City Coal Company, F.I
Dorado Canon, Lyon county, lias been
encountered tho trunk of a tree four
feet In diameter, a hmo relic of an
ancient and extinct forest ' Whero cut
through by tho shaft this tree i ibnnd
to be perfectly carbonized turned into
coal. Outside the old log ie OomploUly
crusted over with iron pyrites, many
of which are so bright that the crystals
shine like diamond.1 These pyritoi
also extend into the body of the log,
filling . what wore apparently onoe
crack or wiudshakos and oven form-
ing clutter about what wus onoe the
heart of a tree. Tina relic of an old-
time forest lie far below tho two vain
of eoal the company are about to open.
Tho finding of this old trunk is evi
dence that tho country w at aomo
lime, age and age ago, covered by a
forest of large trees, though the native
timber growth when tho country was
first visited by whites, nnd so far back
as tho Indian tradition extends, was
but a scrubby species ot nut nine. A
few miles from the shaft in which this
carbonized troo was found aro to bo
seen on tho sttrfneo tho petrified re
main of many largo trees, in tho
early days of W oshoo, before the proa-
pcton had broken litem up tor speci
mens, nioce of tree-trunks, two or
three feet in diameter, and twenty or
thirty feet In length, were to bo seen
lying upon tho surfaco of tho ground.
However, these tree and even tho ono
found in tho bottom of the shaft of the
coal mine, may have1 come from the
fnot-hillsof tho Sierra Nevada Monn
tsins may have) drifted oat when sea
of water everywhere covered tmr pre
ent valley. The water line vitlblo
on our hills, show that the whole coun
try was filled with lakes, and the pet
rilled tree lying her and there on the
surface of t he ground probably floated
out on the waters of the extinct lake,
and Anally srnik to the bottom in the
place wher they ar now tounn,"
A one-legged oldieT, a Mormon, P-
cntly asked llrighain Young tn eop-
l'b'i by miracle, the missing limb.' Tho
apiwtUi,.nol ,to be)' caught, made this
repry :,"1 can in, an instant produce a
new loir In the place of tho old ono, but
then votl see. if I do. It will cause great
inronvcnionco to you in iieayeu, tor
after your exaltation to glory the,
original leg will como to tbo spiritual-
Izcd body, mine also being ui divine
origin will become immortal, and, In
this case, observe how vory awkward
a throo-leggod angel from Utah would
appear among the inhabitants. of the
eternal world, (.. . , . ,,,
, ''f am going to the poet oflled. iiob ;
shall I Inquire Hr you r "Well. Jo,
if you hare k mind to, but don't think
you will find tae there."', J,,'" v
Our (kith In human nature has been'
reatored Hnean B. vs h nidn t.
A CITY BUILT BY ONE MAN.
History affords numerous instance
of tho foundation of cities by single
individuals, and the beautifying and
enlargement of portions of the same
through tho munificence of others ;
but nowltoro, aa we believe, is it re
corded thut any one man IVom hi pri
vate fortune has over attempted the
actual construction of a complete town.
All the more remarkable, therefore, is
tho cntorpriso which for aome five
years past lias been quietly pursued
oy Mr. A. T. Stewart, a gentleman of
wnoso immense wcaltli no accurate
information has over boon made pub
lic i ue uign rates ot taxation and
the subsequent exhorbilant rents inci
dent to ownership and occupation of
dwelling In .Now York city, nave been
mo mean ol virtually banishing
large n tin bur etf peweom eVusna;. JiueaV
nes therein, whoso moderate incomes
forbid tho necessary expenditure, to
tbo adjacent suburban district. Hence
arose a great demand for cheap home,
and as a result, village after village
bos sprung into existence in Long 1st
and, New Jersey, and in fact at evert'
point within a radius of forty miles of
Air. btewart, in viow ol tin con
stant exodus of the city population,
conceived the unique idea of building
a model suburban city where comlort-
ablo homes, provided with all modern
improvements, could !e obtained at
moderate outlay. Accordingly, be
purchased A plot of laud, ten thousand
acres iu extent and embracing that
portion of Long Island known as
Hempstead Plains. This is In a com
pact tract, of about ten miles in length
f -I . ! 1 I.L 1 l
uy ouo uiuu in wiutn, anu nonrir a
perfect parallelogram in shape Sur
veying and staking out the uew city
followed closo npoii tho acquisition of
tho ground, and the first work taken
in hand was the making of tho streets
and avenues, with pavements, sowers,
culvert and conduits, lor block ol
building yet to bo erected. Simulta
neous with laying tho foundations of
the bouse, was tbe commencement ol
gas and water works, and of a railroad
connecting the city with iNow I ork.
Unlike the usual course adopted in
projecting new towns in the vicinity
ot the metropolis, no lot were adver
tised : nor has any attempt been made
to dispose ot tho property, a it la the
Intention to treat the city as a single
bouse, finishing It first, and selling It
subsequently. The How I ork .Sun
aptly describe the enterprise as a new
city springing up, with no Mayor or
Council, no assessments lor street im
provement, no taxes for water or gas,
no entangling alliances or issuing ol
bonds to secure railroad transporta
tion, no scrambling or grumbling to se
An admirably kept hotel, situated
in tbe middle of a fine garden plot to
gether with aome forty bouses, are
thus far complete. The latter are lo
cated in lot of 200x100 feet and pro
vided with outhouses and handsomely
laid out grounds. They rent for from
150 to SHOO per year on three-year
leasee, and contain every convenience
found in the best city dwelling. Work
uiion this remarkable town, to which
tbe name ot Garden I it v has been giv-
en, is rapidly progressing, anil we un-
tand that tne advantage onered are
mooting with a wido popular apprecia
tion. . ... ." i - -..
... AMBEH. . , ......,..-
Of amber the principal source of
supply la (and baa boon irom time lm
memorial) the coast of the Baltic Sea,
between Memo) and DanUic.whereiti
found disseminated with layers of lignite
in the sand or clay. It ia searched lor iu
the sea or on tho shore, picked from
tho cliflk with iron hooks at the end of
long poles, r regularly mined, tho
shafts being sometime sunk to tho
lepth of on hundred and fifty feet
Saxony supplies a quantity ; it also oc
cur ' In Sicily, in Siberia, Sweden,
Italy and other parts of Kurope. It
occurs in varying quantities, in nod
ules or nugget of different 8ize,some
timcs as email as grain of coarse sand,
at other much larger. Ono of the
largest pieces on record is deposited
in the Museum of Minerals at Berlin.
This great mass, which measures up
ward of thirteen inches in length,
eight inches broad aud four to six inch
es thick, with a weight of over thir
teen pounds, waa found near Gunibi
nen. in Kasturn Prussia, in tho year
1803. The fortunate possessor received
for hi prize one thousand thalers,
though its real value far exceeds that
sum. Pope's familiar line . , . i
Pretty, in amber to observe the forms
Of halra, or straws, ar dirt, ar trruba, ar worms,
Tbe tames, wa fcaow, are eaither rich ear rare
Hut all the woaaer la bow tbey got tbere
express a query which ia answered by
a writer iu Science Gossip. Amber
ia a resinous exudation from an old
world piuc-treo named by Gopport
Pinitcs luccintfer. Finite wa closely
allied to our modern spruce. . Amber
is, therefore, analogous in it nature to
the resin which is Jbuud. in every fir
plantation at the present day. In
deed, if anything were wanting to
prove its originally fluid condition, it
would be tho fact that debris of vari
ous kintl are frequently found embed
od in It. ' Fragment of tho flowbra,
leave" and twig of more than ono
hundred' and mxtf aperies of plant
have boon detected by tho Indefatiga
ble Gopport, besides numerou insects.
"In examining a piece pf amber," says
the writer referred to, "ono i often
struck with the fact that Iheso little
creatures, or portions of them, aro
icattered through tho hins in every
possiblo position. I bave before) me
at thii moment a piece about two in?h
o square and of moderate thickness,
Which n crowded wtthmsoct. Trun
in It transparent aubstance I observe
a tiny beetle, apparently allied W Our
clythra, several small gnaw, tne re
main ol a motn, rratuer a rare nnn.
hr the way,) and a number of white
ant, (trrmitm,) there must be a dozen
or Tnor present, all winged, besido
novera! detatched wing, quite perfect
in tbftr outline, and witn tne nenrn-
ticm beautifully clear. It i evident
that the little creature settled npon
tho tteachcron resin at a time when
it was In k semi fluid condition, and
were of course, returned bv the Wscid
nature of tho substance. The gum, a
it flowed rrom the body- or tho tree,
irrad iiSllv aurrminded It victims, and
at last entirely enclosed them in a pro
mature but very boantiftil tomb.
These Insect aro found In different do-
fjreetl of pTcservAtlon. Some, which
were evidently oilgnlfod st onoe In the
Bllrky matter, are a perfl-ct S the
day Ihcy wore killed. Others have
porn consigned to a, more lingering
doaOi : ' the rosirt ba exuded. Very
eJowlv'' and the victim have not only
died before they were aiurottnded by
it, but hiring been trapped in bright
dry weather, their Doflloa nave cecums
desiccated and withered :' In aome In
stance, Indeed, S white mould has bo
gun to form round them, plainly dis
cernible In the pellncid amber.''
ANOTIIZB BLONDIM AT TUB FALLS.
Niagara It seem rejoice again in
tho exploit ol a rope-walker of nerve.
who performed tho feat which rendered
Blimdin name famous through two
Continents., Uis namo is Stephen
Peer, of Driiinmniidsville, Ontario, nad
ho distinguished himself last season by
"walking away" with Bignor Bulloni
at the Fulls, in the matter of funambu
listic honors. 1'eUir has not been idle
since he first camo into notice and pub
lic favor as a rope-walkist, aud by dint
of practice and application has become
an adept in this peculiar line. Jiis
first performance was very successful,
and pleased an Who witnessed it
The rope on which the Intrepid
funambulist crossed the Niagara gorge
was purohasoil at a txwt of S 100, part
of the amount being subscribed by resi
dents at the Fall. Hi one anil tbreo
fonrtha of an inch thick half an inch
mailer than the one used by Balleni
and iu entire length ia 1,260 foot. It
i 190 foot above the river at the ends,
1 JO feet in tbo centre, and la supported
by strong guy rope fastened to tho
American and Canadian banks. Tho
rope i located on the American lido
at a point about midway between the
Bridal Veil and the Niagara Falls Gas
Works, and stretcho away to Victoria
Point on tho Canadian side, a short
distance below the new Suspension
Bridgo, from which a splendid viow of
the exhibition could be obtained, a
also from either terminus of the rope.
A largo crowd assembled at the va
rious advantageous point about 3
o'clock, at which hour the performance
commenced. On the American aide
waa stationed Young Band, of Buffa
lo, which had accompanied a picnic
party. It is estimated that about two
thousand peoplo in all witnessed tho
hazardous feat. Peer started from the
Canadian aide, walking very slowly at
unit, lie waa dressed in a suit reecnv
bliug that of a circus-rider, wore a rod
skull cap, and carried a balance pole
twenty-one feet in length and weigh
ing forty-nine pound. The wind was
blowing quite briskly, but not strong
enough to interfere with the walkist
Peer crossed on the rope to the
American aide in aafety, having stop
ped six time on the way over, lie
wa greeted with loud cheers. The
exhibition wa a free one, but on hi
arrival at the bank he and others in
hi Interest went round among the
crowd, and collected subscription from
those willing to contribute. In thia
way a handsome gum wa obtained, not
a few of the spectators being quite lib
eral in their gilt. This important
feature ol tno programme having been
duly carried out Peer started on hi
return trip, ibe band struck up a
slow march, to which the walkist kept
accurate time for about half the dis
tance across. Arriving at the centre,
ho secured his balance-polo with his
handkerchief, and then went through
several acrobatic feuta with deftness
and agility. After this, he again
grasped tbe polo aud started for tho
Canadian bank on a brisk trot, which
he maintained for quito a long distance.
Ho finished the walk without further
incident, and did not seem at all wearied
by hi oxortion. ' , -
Stephen f err has lived on the i-
nadiau aide ol' the Fall all hi life, and
is well known on both side and through
out the vicinity. He waa formerly a
painter, and subsequently a hack-driv
er, lie gained bis tint idea of rope-
walking from the performance of
Blondin several year ago, and made
up nis mtna ue wouiu go into tne same
business atter due practice and "learn
ing the ropes." This he has done, and
the Niagara Fall people are rather
proud of him ; for though rope-walk-ing
is no new thing to him, Peter is a
native mere, ana nis teats aro certainty
fully a good as those of his predeces
. A BOY IN A BAD FIX. i
It ha never been settled to the sat
isfaction of the public who the man in
tho Iron Mask was, but generation to
como will know all about Dick Palmer,
who got inside something worse than
a mask on Saturday. 11 is mother sen to
him atter a bra kettle whiob one of
ber neighora had borrowed, aud on hia
way home, the boy turned the kottlc
upside down and put it on hi head.
Another boy gave it a blow, and it
hut down over Dick' lace a closely
a a olain in his shell, one of the "ears''
digging into the boy' head behind,
and the other in front. Tha victim
shouted and jumped and clawed at the
kettle, bnt ho could not budge It. A
man came along and lifted at it hut
Dick' nose began to come out at the
root and the man had to stop. A
crowd ran out from the corner grocery,
Dick a mother was sent lor, and tho
boy danced nn and down and cried,
"Oh, golly I,"' without ceasing. One
bov said ther would have to take a
cold chisel and drill Dick ont of the
kettle, and another said they'd have
to melt the kettle off, while everybody
rapped on it to toe how solidly it wn
on. Then they tried to lift il off, but
Dick roared "murder until they stop
ped. Some said grease his head, and
tone said grease the kettle, while the
boy mother sat down on uie earn
tone and sobbed out:i, "Oh I Richard,
why did yon do this?"
The crowd took it coolly ; it wasn't
their ftineral, and a boy with a brass
kettle oa hi head isn't seen every day. I
Tears fell from tiie kettle, and a hollow
voice kept repeating, "I'll never do it
again." Finally they laid Richard on
the walk, and whilo one roan sat on
his legs and another on bia stomach, a
third compressed the kettlo between
his hand and the boy crawled out bia
nose all srnitehed and twisted out of i
shape, a hole in his head anil a lump
in his forehead, lis) mother wildly
embraced him, all tho boy cried "hip costliness may spread it floors; pio
la I" and little Richard wa led homo, turea of rarest merit may adorn it
to loaf around on tho lounge and havo walls ; it table may abound with
toast and fried eggt for a week.
"Saya the Chicago lutfT'Oam i
If you ever notice a boy In a cigar
store buying a pipe,
is fun in it. V ith a
all tho impetuous-
net- of youth he attack, the moor-
stdxaam. flr.tii Like a wnnoi-eur he I
view and handle them, passing com
ment on thmtrann "criticising their
fault with no sparing hand. ' Next
come tha briar wood. None of them
suit hi epicBrsaa taste) but this fact
does not appear until tho wholo stock
has undergone his scrutiny. So, in
turn, from aristocratic meerschaum to
nrnhntn rlat, until, -with Innocence
Ireaeniag from bis orrantenarror-, the
boy gsawoi up into tho dealer fitoe and
say, 'Say, mittcr, what have you got
foroven cenUf ...... i
The MoM tirine? orenmUnee under
Which a boy eaat ba, is whea another
nor m sua any is wiatting at nttm, anu
, . . m v . ' ; l.l .A
pie uuuer oouBirur, nt a uioaue tu vr-
ry in a pile ot wood.
THE THAMES PBYUfa VP.
' Fearful stories aro going about con
corning tho Thames, which lamous
stream 1 said to show a strong dispo
sition to "dry up.'.' Between Tedding
ton Look and ilichmotid Bridgo the
steady subsidence of tbe water baa
caused great alarm ; the prosent high
wulor mark is lower than the low-wa
ter mark of 1872, and in places about
Eel Pio Island whero river atoamer
passed freely last April, there it now
scarcely depth enough for two-oared
gig and tue lightest skins when tbe
tide is low. Men stand in the river to
help boat across the shoals, boys are
seen to walk aero the bed from shore
to shore without wetting their jacket,
and at one pointyesterday a dog wad
ed ovor from Surrey to Middlesex
without finding occasion to wim. .
Something is no doubt due to tha want
of rain: but a the depth of tho rivor
abovo tho locks ia said to have undergone
arcelv any alteration, this canto can-
not havo much to do with tho extra
ordinary effect below. Tho conscrva-
tor aro boing urged to dredgo the
channel for the convenience of barge,
and this will probably be done ; but
dcenor channels must be narrower in
proportion, without any increased flow
of wator.and tho days of boating in the
charming reaches between the Star and
Gnrtor and the weir at Teddington
aro, it is feared, fast drawing to close.
The theory that the Thames embank
mcnt by easing the outpour bolow
Westminister, has drained the upper
part of the stream, so far a it ia un
chocked by lock, is probably correct
and it may bo that the only way to
preserve to the Thames above Mort
lake the charactcristica ascribed to it
by the poet
Stroag without rage, withoel e'erlowing full,
will bo to construct a weir soma dis
tance near London. ,
The fandango Is a strictly Spanish
dance, and is said to havo been intro
duced into Spain by the gipsy tribes,
but all thought ot it origin have long
been banished from Spanish minds;
they have adopted and developed it
until it ha become an "institution,"
without which no festival, whether re
ligious or civil, would be considered
complete. In door and out of doors
in the palace and gardens of the
wealthy or before the squalid bouse
of tbe poor in the lauos and alloy all
over Spain, north and south, the fan
dango flourishes, and ia danced to tho
music of tbe violin, the tamborine and
the cymbols. Tho eve of a Saiut'
day, during Christum week and on
All Soul' day, it ia especially in vogue, -and
all passer are expected to deposit
some contribution on such occasion, to
bo dovoted especially to masses fbrthe
souls in purgatory. The most bcauti.
ful girls are reared for thia purpose,
and their service, nay, more, the girls
themselves, are disposed of by auction,
the money thus raised being applied
to mass purposes. These auctions are
scene of spirited contest, and not un
frequently result in rapier thrust and
mortal combat between the bidders.
The voluptuous movements of this
dance are of a highly sensual charac
ter, quite in accordance with the dis
position of the Spanish people.
Musical Pbecocitt op tiie Weslets.
It is not generally known that the
Rev. Charle Wesley, brother of the
founder of tho Methodist Church, wa
blessed with two sons. The elder,
Charle (1707), at the age of three,
without instruction, placed several
tunes correctly on the harpsichord.
When he was a baby, his mother used
to quiet him by playing on the harpsi
chord ; and so keen was his ear for
harmony, that ho would not permit
hor to play with one hand only, and,
though not able to speak, would seize
hold of the other and put it on the
keys. When be first began to play he
had to be tied in the chair to keen bim
from falling, but at that age (three)
would put a true has to all ho played.
At the age of four, when asked to play
before a stranger, he would always ask,
"1 he a musicker?" and, if answered
in tho affirmative, would comply con
tpirito. Although he never bad effi
cient instruction, at the age of twelve
he played the works of Scarlatti and
Handel so a to excel any one in Lon
don at the time. Uis lator composi
tion were highly admired, though
they did not anew inch a masterly
hand a those of hi brother Samuel
(1766), who, when throo, played on the
organ, and at eight composed an orato
rio, "Ruth," of which say I)r. Boyce,
"This boy write as truo harmony by
nature as I can do by rule and study ." '
He also, at thi age, wrote a high mas
for Pius VI., which so pleased the
Pope that he wrote him a Latin letter
thanking him for it 77k Galajy. ,
"FmnEB Hmo. Among tho Ro
man plain rings were worn originally
on either band at option, but when .
gems and precious stone were added
they were worn oy preference on tn
left, and it wo considered exceedingly
effeminate to wear them on the right
hand. At first only ono ring wo
worn, then one on each finger, and
lastly one on each joint Charinua,
according to Martial, wore eixty ring
daily, or six on each finger, and did
not take them off at night but slept
in thorn. This wo an extreme caso,
bnt rings wore often worn on every
finger and also on the thumb. In
Germany ring wore frequently worn
upon tho joints, as was tno iionian
custom. The wife of Sir Humphrey
Stafford C1450) Is sculptured in Broms-
grove Church, Worcester, with a ring
on every finger hut tho last one of the
right hand. Massive thumb nng
were supposed" to tell of wealth aud
importance, and FalatahT declared that
when young ho could have crept into
an alderman's thumb ring.
Iowa i startled at a development of
cheap transportation. Whilst the
Granger bave been agitating to got
transjportation charge educed, Cali
foriiians have taken advantage of theso
reduced charges to introduce their pro
duce info Iowa, and undersell the '
farmers of that Stale. California ha
monopolized the turnip market at Des
Moines, and tho Iowa tumip growers
aro beginning to think that turnip
ought to bo excepted where redueed
railway tariffs are mado up under the
ap em aaei' '
Thut house it no homo which ha a
grumbling father, a scolding mother, a
dissipated aon, a lazy danglilcr, and a
bad-tempered child. It may be built
of marble, surrounded by garden, park
and fountain i carpets of extravagant
dainties tho most luxnrion ; It every
ordering may lie complete ; hut it
Won't be a home.
' There is nothing which o tend to
shorten tho live of old people and in-
J" '""ZZ iJ J mmIII'
'?. P 'fT!'? T. n.,lV.VM,Jln.t?
This is especially the caso vhen there
is a grown tin daughter in the family. 1
We publish this item at the earnest
request of several young men. ., i
Father Taylor, whilo lecturing on
tatmnwaiioe. wa hissed br one of his
hmernni. a notorious drunkard. Ta .or -topped,
pointed to the ottender, and ,
aid : "There's a red nose got into cold
water, don't vnu henr It his V
. e) ea awwi ! 1' IS"
"Haven't I a right to b sawry . ST 1
tloao?" aked a voting lady of an old
sehelor. "Yes, ir you please, but hot,
if you displease," was the ajriewsT.' '
, A beautiful idea and poetical to th ,.
In Paris tliny call gray hair ,' liUi .,
dust from the roadof lile,"