Lancaster intelligencer. (Lancaster [Pa.]) 1847-1922, December 27, 1871, Image 1

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OFFICE—SouTawaaT 0011.1M13 Or CENTRE
I entered n (Intent palace—
A palace etately and old
Ile east salt, ins were glowing
With marble, and rielt with gold
On the tables, In.tendl, MOSILM,
Were marvellous frults and flowers:
On the walls were Poussln's ninth:cams,
With their sormlllne and shadvd bowers
And in the va , ,e before m.•
Were tune , While and 1,1:
xtooped to welcome their iraglanc
But 'mind theta wa_xen and dead.
Then forth from the lofty window,
stepped Into the Ilmng greet;
Where the loompl nes 14tood around no
With flowery slombs between.
Anti I said, Take the eostly npleatior
Take the wonderful triumpim or art ;
Hut give ine loving Nature,
Which npealcy In my /VIM and heart.
"Thee, worl, of torn MeMi..
In each lair Italian form;
BM God's are where the atm go. , m
Or the sloohni or light volov
Let vt ISI. llLeh I in the 111,11 ,
Of ',holy, truth:
Hut rt•Ht.tiort is .111 It, each 1,111,1h1e
With Its ttge cud P. , h.
(1.1 etanes In silent hlf•sslngs,
Llkedew and nil 1(1,11.1111,1.0.
In whatever piael• II pure heart 11,.4
goodm.m and 1114111 and 1t...
The Outside Passenger.
Pierre Raymond Was engaged to
Janie Martin, and sleep was trou
bled by dreams about his idol. lie
dreamed they were in a dark wood of
close-grouped funeral hemlocks and
spruce—Janie was struggling in the
ever-tightening folds of a huge boa-eon
strietor with a huinati face, like that
of Lindh.). lirey, a discarded lover of
:Janie's, while he, striving vainly to
try out—to hasten to her assistance,
seemed paralyzed in every limb. help
less and, motionless as a enable statue.
Ile woke, bathed in rill perspiration,
with a paiiirol sCllne of the vividness
and reality ul thi• horrible vision ‘kdiiidi
had iiptinissisi his &saws.
happeiird to
.11thie—surely some dark peril hung
threatening i/Ver her future.
It W 11.9 S(11111 4 liter 110 . 01 V reason and
(mouton sense value to his aid sulli
eiently to enable 10111 111 laugh lit the
unreal (Minim:ls, yet he hardly felt safe
the next day until he had talien Janie
:‘tttrtin's twill, in his way to the
ofilee, learning from the gtiolli
11011 Se beeper )11 , - , Mal 1111
" --I.think I will s-e her fora min
ute, if she will reeeive me?' he said.
Mrs. 11., yes ,"tutu. ly - -
" Would :\ Ir. Raymond wall: to Vise
i\fastin's sitting-rmmis."'
Janie sat on the floor, hurriedly turn
ing things into her trunk, in the inhlst
of a chaos of feminine belongings.
"Jamie, surely you are null going
" I must, l'itirrt i ! I have just received
a telegram wy Ntep-timtb,r, who
in very ill, and \yams llne to e,mte to her
:It once. I 11111! , t travel night iuid tiny,
or it linty he too late."
Let itto see the telegram
Janie gavo hint the ....up pawn . , and
Ile road :
" Your stop-inoilier is veyy ill - tun
expected Collie to her al ant,.
A. :\lovr.‘i'i , .."
And who is tills A. Nlontaguet"'
l'ierreturnod the p.ipor over and over
in his hinids.
"Janie," he said, "are you not act
ing a. little.rashly ' \Vail until you hear
Ilion. definite tidings."
" Until iny steieinother is dead': 1)1i,
Nerve, she was so kind to we whoa
poor papa wits taken away, and the
little ehildroniw ill need illy cat, sorely."
" But Junk--
" There is nu Ilse in wo.,iiiig• words,
Pierre-1 mint g'' Ily lh& i it train "
" Where iH it .
" In Dartiellsditle, twelve miles from
Igo 11.-I,flir 1't,111 . 1 field Iry
train, and there take the stage."
" When will you reach there •••
" At midnight, if we with no
"Janie," said Pierre I;2iyniond, de
terminedly, " I shall go with you."
" Indeed you 0112111 not, Pierre," said
the little ‘Littisel, resolutely, and flush
ing up to the roots of her hair. " I will
go alone."
" I do not 1111111. it safe, Janie"
" What 111,:itit'lltiV, Pierre!" she cried,
" But listen to me, my dearest," and,
urged by some strong, irresistible pow
er, Pierre told Janie , the story of his
dream. She laughed more merrily than
" Now 1 11.111 determined you shall not
accompany me, Pierre. A 2222121 to al
low a funlich dream to influence his
conduct! Never?"
" But, Janie, 1 insist upon it !"
"And 1 utterly refuse. There !"
" Janie !" he said, almost sternly.
" If you 110 not abandon the 2wiliject
once for all," she said, resolutely, " I
shall consider it as a sign and token
that you desire 4.11 r engagement to be at
an end."
" But you will let 1111. - "
She put her hand playfully yet im
peratively over his lips.
" What did I tell you: Come, your
business awaits you, mid I ani in IL des
perate hurry to get :ill these things
" 1 am to coi,iiler myself dismissed
then?" he said, half-laughing, half
Janie jumped up, rail to him, and rave
him a coaxing little kiss, as he-rood on
the threshold.
" I shall Writ , : Its 1,0111 . 111,1 :IS ,0011 110 1
get there—and w, shall separated but
a brief time, alter all."
" I muy see you otr at the depot?"
"Not even that!" Janie was begin
ning to be annoyed again. "Let me
have my own way for onee—it is a wo
man's privilege until she is married, at
Pierre Raymond was llk , illieth . ll still.
The dream liatinted him every hour; it
would neither be laid nor exorcised, let
111111 strive as lie would
" If I were at all inclined to be a su
perstitions man," said Pierre liay mot id,
•• I should believe this to be a warning
--1 should regard iny-ell as mad if I
gave no heed to it !"
It was a brillimit stai light night,
when the trim little figure in the sober
gray traveling dress and veiled face,
took her seat in the stage-coach which
stood at the Courtilidd Depot, awaiting
the, advent of all I >amid ',dale passen
gers—starlight Mil void, with a frosty
clearness in the atmosphere, 0 hieli
made closed windows by no mean.; un
" Not. but hi 22 foces besides the out
side passenger," muttered the driver,
discontentedly', as lie slainnied-to the
door and mounted to his place behind
the horses, where a tall dad: figure
already sat : " I ain't goin' to make my
lortin' oil the Dartielisibile road, that's
clear !" . .
. .
Janie Martin glanced curiously to
wards theother passenger--a masculine
looking old Welllllll, ill a beaver bonnet,
a green barege veil, and a huge old
fashioned bombazine cloak with double
capes, who sat nodding with her elbows
Oh the lid of theillipare wicker-basket
she carried in her laTi. Janie felt strange
ly lonely—even the companionship of
the uncouth old creature, she fancied
would be better than utter isolation ; so
she timidly attempted to begin an ac
" It is very cold to-night," she re
marked in a conciliatory tone.
" Eh ?" demanded the old woman,
putting her hand inquiringly to her ear.
" A cold night," cried Janie, at the
top of her sweet little voice.
" Eh ? "
it was plain drat the old woman would
not be much company for Janie, and she
abandoned her soviet essays in despair.
Still, a deaf old woman was better than
notaidy at all. J aide felt that, all alone
iu — trie coach, she should have, been very
lonely' in spite of the nervous thrills,
the experiences once or twice, when,
happening to look up, as the coach rat
tled through the gas-lighted suburbs of
Coastileld, she caug,ht the quick vigi
lance of the old woman's furtive, side
way glance, instantly withdrawn.
It was not pleasant, and Janie almost
wished that she had consented to Pierre
Raymond's wish to accompany her, as
an escortom the imiely journey. Pierre's
dream, laughed at and forgotten at the
time, came back to her now with strange
distinctness, oddly blended with un
pleasant-reeollections of Lindley Grey.
"I am a goose," mentally protested
Janie, "and Pil go to sleep,"
But she could not sleep. Onward
rolJed the lumbering coach,past the sub
urbs; beyond the few scattering habi
tations that clung to the outskirts of the
little town into the open country woods,
where the solitary farm-houses that they
et)e 744/41ttiOtet
occasionally had passed were already
closed and darkened for the night—
woods where the rustling, dead leaves,
eddying downward, sounded like weird
whispers; valleys where the moaning
sound of lovely streams kept up Weir'
monotone; dreary hill-sides where
blackened stumps and crooked lines of
tumbled-down stone-walls :presented a
dreary prospect; past them all the stage
coach lumbered and jolted, until sudden
ly they plunged into the dark fragrant
recesses of an evergreen wood ; where
the tall hemlocks and clusters of spruce
trees, seemed almost to arch the inter
, lacing boughs over the narrow roadway.
Janie gave a quick start—it was the
very wood that Pierre had desCribed to
her as so vividly outlined in his dream.
In an instant the warm blood seemed
to congeal icly in her veins.
"Nonsense!" she murmured; "it is
a mere coincidence; but I wish we were
safely out of this dismal pla(!e! We have
outlived the age of highway robbers and
midnight brigands--yet--,"
The roach came suddenly to a stand
still. With a sick sensation of terror
Janie leaned out of the window.
Through the frosty freshness of the
night-air came perceptibly to her senses
that peculiar odor of chloroform. The
coachman had fallen from his box, and
lay like one dead on the roadside, the
reins trailing beneath the hoofs of the
docile horses; while the outside passen
ger hail descended, and hurrying round
to the coach-door, Clung it open, with a
hoarse, exultant sound like a laugh.—
The lantern that he carried displayed
his evil, triumphant face; iii fact, he
made no attempt to hide it any longer.
" Lindley Grey !" shrieked Janie, re
coiling to the further end of the vehicle.
"Yes, Lindley :rey !" he answered
jeeringly ; "don't fancy me Mr a travel
ing companion, very haughty, spirited
young lady '.' It's my turn to dictate
tern, now ; yl,O are in my imwer at
last. t nit with you, old lady y'
lie I :tell savagely towards the'
otherpassenger, giving her area as
Inlll bi peihte her descent. The Old
woman, tottering uneertainly to her
feet, hesitated all the step of the roach.
The next instant a blow -- , t ort, sharp
sod sudden between Lind
ley irey's eyes, and he fell like a log ,
on the roadside c•arpot of fallen hem
lock leaves and pine-needles. The
homlitaine cloak fell Mt', the simare
wicker-basket rail!. d close to the
" Here, coachman, lip With you' "
cried a clear. manly voiee to the bewild
ered Jelin, who was just raising hineielf
on one ellaiw,and staring vaguely round,
like one wakened from a deep slumber;
"help me to tie the rascal hand anti fool.
lie won't get up again in a hurry unless
my right halal has liirgotten,its cunning;
but as well tO make sure of the
" \\There UM ha , happens 1 - 2"
CI i 4.11 the man.
"You've been il.ruggeil With chloro
form, but you're all right now. Come,
up with you, 1 say, anti be:ll' :I hand
"\V hal ace you going to .1,, with
him demanded t h e wan, a, he ..1,ey
.1, Lot without thilleulty.
".Leave hint here by the roadside ; he
won't, take cold, I'll venture to say'
There he's safe'enotigh niwv. Jump on
and drive •
" Can't 1 thrash him lint, your hon
or's"' demanded the Jeliu, growing irate
as lie recovered his dau d SVIISeS.
" NO; lie's sufficiently punished ;
drive on, I say."
"Hut, your honor. whore's the old
NVOI111:111? Slit` lIILIII't goo, on a
broom-stieli"' .\ud ‘vhere‘lid pal come
The tall stranger laughed ; "I am the
old woman."
The watt mounted his box, not quite
certain whether he eras in a land of ai
eliamlnient or not, and Janie, Mill sob
bing hysterivally, found
in a tender hold.
"Janie, tny precious 011 e, don't cry si)
bitterly. Von are sale now."
" ), Pierre, what would have happei,-
ea to 1110 ii' you had not. 'well wiser than
For the deal old woman in the bom
bazine cloak :old the square wicker
basket was Pierre Raymond, who,driveu
on by the irresistible impulse of his
warning dream, had taken the express
train, and, contrary to .lanie's wishes,
became her guardian genius. „
" I t nothing had happened to, you,
Janie," he said, "you would never have
known wno was your fellow-traveller.
As matters have transpired, I can but
thank the merciful Providence that
through the medium of a troubled at ream
was so clearly pointed out to me toy
path of duty."
As Raymond had expeeted,when they
reached Darnellsdale, J aide's stepmoth
er was found in the most perfect health;
and surprised enough she was to see her
husband's daughter so pale and travel
wearied. The telegram had been mere
falsiticatirin to aid the working Lind
! ley Urey's matitinations.
Janie Martin returns to the city once
again to be married:to Pierre dtaymond,
and front that and henceforward neith
er of them ever again saw or heard of
Lindley t grey.
Rut although they stoutlydeelare that
they are in 2 believers in old time super
stition,sthey are both slightly inclined
to put faith in the fauttkitic prophech-s
of dreams,
Napoleon's First 3leetitig Willi .141
Bonaparte has himself related how hit
made the acquaintance of Mine. de
Beauharnais. A few days after the dis
arming of the sections,
ten and twelveyears old, CalUt, to l',l,lla
parte to claim the sword of his Wilier
once alleneral of the Rep.Mlic, who hail
perished on the seallithl. T w
This child as
ugene de Beauharnais. The ( leneral,
tOUCII4,I by his tears, ordered the sword
to be given him, and the next day he
received a visit from Mine. de Beauhar
'lids, whom he only knew by name, al
though she was the intimate friend of
his proctor, Barras. The silence wh-ich
Bonaparte hail kept with regard to this
connection, and the share which Barra;
had in the ultimate resolution of Mme.
I o Beau harnais areeasier to ex plaiMt
Ids lorgetfulness of the servive done him
the night before the lftth Vendemaire.
But the fact is none the less ineuntesti
ble ; it is certified by all trustworthy
authority, and confirmed by Josephine
herself, who, with her Creole apathy,
would perhaps never have made up her
mind to the marriage, if Barras had not
added to her marriage settlement the
promise that Bonaparte should be made
Commander-in-Chief of the Army of
I taly. " Barras assures me," she wrote,
a short time previous to her marriage,
" that if I marry the General he will
obtain for him the appointment of
Commander-iu-Chief of the Army of
Italy. Yesterday, I louaparte, speak in g
to me of this favor, which has already
caused sonic jealousy among his corn
paniiins in arms, although it is not yet
granted, said : ' lb, they think I need
patronage to insure my success "
day they will be only too happy ii
grant them mine. My sword is at lily
side, and that will carry tura long way."
in the marriage register Bonaparte
puts himself dowd as one year older
than he really was, which has given
rise to doubts as to the exact date of his
birth ; and Josephine made herself four
years younger, a double fiction, suggest
ed probably by a little feminine vanity
on one hand, and acquiesced in ou the
other, from a wish to restore some pari
ty of age between them iu the eyes of
the public by means of an obliging
What lit Would Do
A southern Oregon paper thus .criti
rises Joaquin Miller's "Kit Carson's
Ride "Now Kit Carson would never
have attempted to run a race of forty
miles with a prairie fire, even if ' Old
Revels' was fool enough to advise him
to do so Why, the young squaw would
have had more sense than that! Kit
Carson, Instead of throwing away his
weapons and stripping himself naked,
would have quietly kindled a lire in
the grass, which would, have made
a sate track for his advance to the
Brazos over the burnt, territory—
the herd of wild animals behind, would
have obliterated the trail,"and the pur
suing Indians would have ,been thrown
of the pursuit. Carson's fame rests on
his skill and experience in all the vicis
situdes and exigencies of a border life ;
and a poem, avowedly intended to per
petuate it, should have some incidents
tending to illustrate that skill under try
ing circumstances. Instead of this, Mr.
Miller has sacrificed all that was natural
and reasonable in the incident to a de
sire to burn 'Revels' and the squaw to
death, and let Kit Carson plunge naked
into the Brazos, with no companion but
a blind and singed horse and a million
or so of half-roasted bill:Woes."
A California Adventure
Toward the late afternoon, trotting
down a gentle forest slope, I came in
sight of a number of ranche buildings,
grouped about a central open epaee. A
small stream flowed by the outbuildings
and wound among ehapparal-covered
spurs below. Considerable crops of
grain had been gathered into a corral,
and a Dumber of horses were quietly
straying about. Yet with all the evi•
deuces of considerable possessions, the
whole place had an air of suspicious,
mock repose. Riding into the open
square I saw that one of the buildings
was a store, and to this I rode, tying
Kaweah to the piazza-post.
I thought the whole world slumbered
when I beheld the only occupant of the
place, a red-faced man in' pantaloons
and shirt, who lay on his hack upon the
counter, fast asleep, with the handle of
a revolver grasped in his right hand.—
It seemed to me if I were to wake him
up a little too suddenly he might mis
understand my presence, and do some
accidental damage; so I stepped back
and poked Kaweah, making him jump
and clatter his hoofs, and; at once the
proprietor sprang to the door, lookincr
flustered and uneasy.
I asked him if he could accommodate
me for the afternoon and night, and take
care of my horse, to which he replied in
a very leisurely manner, that there was
a bed, and something to eat, and hay,
and that if I was inclined to take my
chances, I might stay.
Being iu mind to take the chances, 1
did stay, and my host walked - out with
i me to the corral, and showed where to
get Kaweah's hay and grain.
1 loafed about for an hour or two,
ilnding that a Chinese cook was the
Only other human being in sight, and
then concluded to pump the landlord.
A half-hour's trial thoroughly disgusted
me, and I gave it up as a bad job. I did,
however, learn that he was a man of
:-.zoutlierli birth, of con , iderable educa
tion, which a brutal life and depraved
mind had not sufficed fully to obliter
ate. He seemed to care very little for
his which indeed was small
enough, for during the time 1 spent
there not a single customer made his ap
pearance. The stock of goods I observed,
on examination, to be chiefly fire-arins,
every manner of gambling apparatus,
and liquors; the few pieces of stuff, bar
rels and boxes of groceries, appeared to
be disposed rather for ornament than
fur actual sale.
From each of the man's trous”rs'
pockets prot oiled the handle of a Der
ringer, and behind his cm/liter were ar
ranged, in convenient positions, two or
three double-barreled shot -guns.
I remarked to him that he seemed to
have a handily-arranged arsenal, at
which he regarded me with a cool, quiet
stare, polished the handle of one of his
Derringers upon his trousers, examined
the percussion cap with greet delibera
tion, and then, with a 'loci of the head,
intended to convey great three, said,
. -
"You don't live in these parts" ,
for which I felt not ungrateful.
The man drank brandy freely and
ten, and at intervals of about half an
hour called to his side a plethoric old
cat named "Gospel," stroked her with
nervous rapidity, swearing at the same
time in so distrait and unconscious a
manner that he seemed mechanically
talking to himself.
Whoever has travelled on the West
Coast has not failed to notice the fearful
volleys of oaths which the oxen-drivers
hurl at their teams, hut for ingenious
flights of fancy profanity, I have never
met the equal of my host. With the
most perfect good nature and unmoved
countenance lie uttered horrid blasphe
mies which, I think, must have taken
hours to invent. I was glad when bed
time eatne, to be relieved of his pres
elm?, and especially pleased when he
took me to the little separate building,
in which was a narrow single bed.—
Next to this building, on the left, was
the cook-house and dining,-room, and
upou the right lay his own sleeping
apartment. Directly across the square,
and not more than sixty feet it; was tho
gate of the corral, which, when moved,
creaked on its hinges in, the most dis
mal instiller. .
As I lay upon my bed I could hear
Kaweah occasionally stamping ; the
snoring of the Chinaman on one side,
and the loss;, mumbled conversation of
my host and his squaw on the other.-
1 felt no inclination to sleep, but lay
there in half a doze, quite conscious,
but withdrawn from the present.
I think It must have been about eleven
o'clock when I heard the clatter of a
couple of, horsemen, who galloped up to
my host's building, and sprang to the
ground, their Spanish spurs ringing on
the stones. I sat up in my bed, grasp
ed my pistol, and listened. The peach
tree next my window rustled. The
horses moved about so restlessly that I
heard but little of the conversation, but
that little 1 found of personal interest
to myself. •
I give, as nearly as I can remember,
the fragmenhi of dialogue between my
host and the man whom I recognized
as the elder of my two robbers.
" When did he come?"
" Wahrthe sun might have been lour
"Has his horse give tett?"
I failed to hear the answer, but was
tempted to shout out " No."
linty coat, buckskin breeches."
My dress.)
" Going to Mariposa at seven in the
I guess I wouldn't round here."
A low muttered soliloquy in Spanish
we qind 111 , With a growl.
No, Antone, not within alone •'t the
'. Kta buen."
Out of the compressed jumble, of the
final sentence I got but the one word,
" buckshot."
The Spaniards mounted, and the
sound of their spurs and horses' hoof
soon died away in the north, and I lay
for half an hour revolving all sorts of
plans. The safest course seemed to be
to slip out in the darkness, and tly on
foot bi the mountains, abandoning my
good Kaweah, but I thought of his no
ble run, and it seemed to me so wrong
to turn my back on him,that I re
solved to unite our fate. I rose cau
tiously, and holding my watch up to
the moon, found that twelve o'clock
had just passed, then taking from my
pocket a five•dotlar gold-piece, I laid it
upon the stand by my bed, and in my
stocking feet, with my clothes in my
hands, started noiselessly for the corral.
A tierce bull-dog who hail shown no
disposition to make friends with me,
bounded from the open door of the pro
prietor to my side. Instead of tearing
nie, as 1 had expected, lie licked my
hands and fawned about my feet.
Reaching the corral gate, I dreaded
opening it at once, remembering the
rusty hinges, so 1 hung my clothes on
an upper bar of the fence, and, cautious
ly lifting the latch, began to push back
the gate, inch by inch, an operation
which required eight or ten minutes ;
then I walked up to Kaweah and putted
shim. Ills manger was empty; he had
picked up the last kernel of barley. The
creature's manner was full of curiosity,
as if lie had never been approached iu
the night before. Suppressing his ordi
nary whinnying, he preserved a mo
tionless, istatuedike silence. 1 was in
terror lest by a neigh, or some nervous
movement, he should awaken the sleep
ing proprietor and expose my plan.
The corral and the open square were
half-covered with loose stones,and when
1 thought of the clatter of Kaweab's
shoes I experienced a feeling of trouble
and again meditated running oft' on
foot, until the idea struck me of muf
fling the iron feet. Ordinarily, Kaweah
would not allow me to lift his forefeet at
all. The two blacksmiths who shod
him had done so at the peril of their
lives, and whenever I had attempted to
pick up his hind feet he had warned me
away by dangerous stamps; so I ap
proached him very timidly, and was
surprised to find that he allowed me to
lift his feet without the slightest objec
tion. As I stooped down he nosed me
over, and nibbled playfully at my hat.
In constant dread lest he should make
some noise, I hurried to muffle his fore
feet with my trousers and shirt, and
then, with *rather more care, to tie upon
his hind feet my coat and drawers.
Knowing nothing of the country
ahead of me, and fearing that I might
again have to run for it, I determined
at all cost to water him. Groping about
the corral and barn, and at last finding
a bucket, and descending through the
darkness to:the-stream, 1 brought him
a full draught, which he swallowed
eagerly when I tied my shoes on the
saddle-pommel, and led the horse slowly
out of the corral gate, holding him firm
ly by the bit, and feeling his nervous
breath pour out upon my hand.
When we had walked perhaps a quer-
ter of a mile, I stopped and listened.
All was quiet,the landscape lying bright
and distinct in full moonlight. I un
bound the wrappings, shook from them
as much dust as possible, dressed myself
and then mounted, started northward
on the Mariposa trail with cocked pis- 1
In the soft dust we traveled noiselessly
fur a mile or so, passing from open coun
try into groves of oak and thickets of
Without warning I suddenly came
upon a smoldering fire close by the
trail, and in the shadow descried two
Sleeping forms—one stretched' on his
back snoring heavily, the other lying
upon his face, pillowing his head upon
folded arms.
I held my pistol aimed at one of the
wretches, and rode by withou' waken
ing them, guiding Kaweali in the thick
est dust.
It keyed up to a high pitch. I
turned around in the saddle, leaving
! lilaweali to follow the trail, and kept
my eyes riveted on the sleeping forms
until they were lost in the distance,
and then I felt safe.
We galloped over many miles . of trail,
enjoying a sunrise, and came at last to
Mariposa, where I deposited toy gold,
and then wept to bed : and made up lily
Ilost sleep.
Hough Humor to Calfornia
Not far from San Jose, says the San
Francisco Chronicle, lived an old lady
whose frugality , has verged so closely
upon parsimony that she had actually
the reputation of being miserly. She
has a son, whose wild habits, dissolute
ways, and propensity for playing prac
tical jokes will, sonic day, lead to the
gallows or to editing a daily paper in
San Jose. Next, but by no means least
in the trio, whose names will be passed
down to history through this receipt, is
a worthy representative of the flowery
kingdom named Ali Skoot - the latter
very fond of experiments. Now to the
filets. Not long since aparty, consist
ing of a baker's down of Sail Jose la
dies, visited the ranch, where the old
lady, by raising chickens, keeps the
wolf from the door, and drops an ocea
sional tive•cent piece into the deacon's
hat as he takes up the weekly contribu
tion on Sunday. The ladies belonged
to the "sewing circle," and the old
lady determined, in the fulness of her
heart, to decapitate a chicken, upon
which these thirteen hungry Christians
were to dine. A h Skoot received his
orders to that slyest, and immediately
repaired to the poultry yard to carry
them into execution t the orders, not
the poultry.) How to catch a chicken
iu the day time was now the difficult
problem which exercised the Main of
the Chines. About this time Jim, the
old lady's son, hove in sight, and to Ah
Shoot's interrogations answered in this
wise : Now, look here, Skoot, you jest
git some corn, and I'll go and git the
gun, and I'll tell you what to do them"
The necessary articles were duly pm
cured. The hopeful James had loaded
the gun plum to the muzzle, and telling
Skoot to throw down some corn, about
ix) chickens put in an appearance. Now
the Chinaman, as before stated, was
quite fond of experiments, and reaching
for the gun, lie took aim at a noble roos
ter, who, towering above the others in
the pride of his youth and roosteihood,
was entirely unsuspicious of the coin
ing storm. It is, perhaps, needless to
state that James immediately esconced
himself behind a large tree, out of
harm's way. About this time a report
which would have done credit to a
-pounder, aroused tithe folks in the
house, who en nuts,e, rushed out to the
scene of the slatigh ter. At first nothing
was visible but smoke and dust, next
about two score of chickens were rising
and falling,ll oppingand squawking. The
ground was strewn with the mangled
remains of about forty more, while the
remainder of this once interesting dock
'were making for neighboring liranehes,
to avoid another earthquake. But what
of Ali Shoot? Did that mass of turn
and dishevelled rags resemble the once
festive youth whose delight had none
been to experiment? It was he. The
kind ladies approached him, and ten
derly, oh, so tenderly, raised his head.
They essayed to administer spiritual
consolatiou from an old black bottle
which the old lady had produced. By
and-by the distorted features showed
signs of animation, seeing which the old
lady said: "Speak to me, Skooty, oh,
speak to me !" John raised his head
and gave vent to the following :
" Speakee ! Wassy matter, speakee
More brandy, more brandy ! t; —d d—n,
too much shouty !" It is, perhaps, un
necessary to add that John is now in
quest of another situation.
'—a fact
A Theory' of the Deln;.ye
The author of a work entitled "Cycli
cal Deluge," recently published by
Appleton & Co., argues that the ocean
has grand secular tides or deluges,which I
occurs every ten thousand five hundred
years, two in each cycle of the equinoc
tial expression. The lasttlelm,.,re .-- WV 1
that to which the...44.asiTlions of ninny
languale - g — rc-fef - - - the "'great deluge,"
and occurred four thousand two hundred
years ago ; when the sun's heat having
sufficiently softened the vast accumula
of ice around the North Pole, the
fragments of the ice-mountains rushed
in a body to the South, causing a sudden
displacement in the earth's centre of
gravity and carrying, with them the
gigantic erratic boulders, whose pres
ence in Northern latitudes still puzzles
geologists. According to Mr. Walker,
the author of the NI ark, the next grand
break-up will occur about six thousand
years hence, when a counter oscillation
! of the South seas will occur ; the Ant
arctic glacier will be shattered ; " the
Southern waters will be rushed down
1 upon the Northern hemisphere, which
will once more he submerged, while in
the South unknown continents will ap
pear." Admiral Wilkes, of our navy,
will look forward with interest to that
day, for then the Antarctic continent
I which he claims to have discovered in
h 5-10, but which has since been invisi
ble, and over which Captain Itoss and
other voyagers have repeatedly sailed,
may then come to the surface of the
water; and his memory cease to be a
source of amusement to geographers and
nautical men. The theory of the peri
odicity of great deluges was propounded
by Alphonse Joseph Adhemar, in his
work entitled " Revolutions de la Mer,"
where he argues that the waters are I
now rising in the seas of the Northern
hemisphere, and that the Antarctic ice
is already piled up to a height of sixty
miles. lie invites attention to the con
tour of the earth's shadow upon the
moon during lunar eclipses, with a view
of verifying his calculations. The re
sults of these are accepted by the pres
ent author, who seeks to sustain them by
various arguments drawn from geology.
The volume is reported by those who
have read it, to have much scientific
merit. The probability of its conclu
sions, however, is a point that only
mathematicians can settle. Meanwhile
it is re-assuring to be told that the next
cyclical deluge will not occur until the
year 7382 of our era, even though upon
that occasion " vegetable and animal
life en the North of the equator will, in
a great measure, be destroyed; while
the same must happen to the human
race on this hemisphere, excepting, per
haps, a few tribes or families, who, es
caping to the highest table-lands and
mountain ranges of the earth, may sur
vive, only to fall back almost immedi
ately into a state of torpid barbarism."
The Landmark of Jerusalem
The "Dome of the Rock" which
marks Jerusalem, as that of the Capitol
marks Washington, has no rival for
beauty, hardly for sanctity. Believers
in three great religions revere the spot
where Solomon's Temple once stood :
the Mohammedan, who only exalts
Mecca a little higher; the Jew, who has
no actual sanctuary, and who expects to
meet a reconciled Jehovah at that accept
ed shrine; and the Chrietian,who held it
awhile through the Crusader's valor,
and is quietly coming into possession of
it again. The blue-and-white temple
seems a cloud resting fora moment over
the altar of so many years' sacrifice, by ,
and by to melt away in the serene
heavens. No structure that ever stood
there could have been more graceful,
none more sublime. It is strange that
so charming a model has never been fol
lowed. Far inferior patterns have been
servilely copied, but none has been at
tempted of this, whose perfection is
said to have cost the artist his head,
the sultan being determined the ex
periment should not be repeated.—
The recent explorations of English
engineers, besides mapping out the
whole area belonging to the ancient
Court of the Gentiles—an area of 1000 by
1500 feet—have proved all that was con
jectured about the antiquity of the bev-
eled stones forming theouter wall. They I Four cranes, each capable of bearing !
certainly go back to Solomon, :and are 200 tons, at the four corners of the ham- ,
remarkable stonework for that early mer, serve it,with the red-hot masses.
day, though far inferior to the Egyptian Krupp intends to build another of 101 l
masterpieces, where thousands of arti- I tons! At these works are made the Un- •
zans spent their lives in decorating a • mense cannon of the Prussian army.
single tomb
lion. Judah P. Benjamin
An interesting article in the Louis
ville Ledger says :
"As Senator in the old United States !
Senate, afterwards Confederate Secre-
Lary of State, his r9mantic escape from
Florida in the Spring of 18G5, upon the
downfall of the Sodthern Confederacy,
all these things conspired to enlist the
kindest feelings of our people for Mr. Ben
jamin, and to bring.out their sympathy,
and to wish him every success when he
landed in Europe, au exile at the age of
45. His spirit was not in the least
crushed, nor his energies abated; and
by industry and talent he today occu
pies a proud position in England.
Though he stood in the first rank of
the Louisiana bar, and was confessedly
the most brilliant advocate before the
United States Supreme Court, still he
I had to go through a formal probation in
England before allowed to plead in his
profession. It was about one year be
' fore he appeared at the bar, eking a
' support by writing for the British press
and magazines. At last he had a case,
one growing out of the late civil war.
The result was a forensic triumph
which elicited tbe:rare distinction of a
very ,warm encomium upon his argu
ment from the bench. While strug
gling for his footing, Mr. Benjamin de
' voted himself to preparing a special
treatise on sales. The bar of both
countries united in' praise of the
I book. This publication assured Mr.
Benjamin's standing in his profession.
I At last lie was made Queen's Counsel.
This placed him fairly ou the road to
distinction and a professional reward.
His income has risen to -1,000 pounds
sterling per annum, and in another year
will doubtless be double that amount.
Mr. Benjamin has been offered an op
, portunity to go into Parliament, but he
continues to decline to turn aside from
the brilliant professional career which
awaits hint. He now stands second at
the bar only to Sir Roundell Palmer,
and on any special occasion uttering a
scope for his great powers of eloquence,
would undoubtedly eclipse that distin
guished jurist.
Married Without Knowing It
A Mr. Thomas Cooper, an English
man, has published an account of travels
tt Thibet, which he visited disguised as
it Chinaman. Among his stories is the
following :
He was just halting for breakfast, after
leaving the Thibetan town of Bathing,
when a group of girls, gayly dressed,
and decked with garlands of flowers,
came out of a grove and surrounded
him, some of them holding,his mule,
while others assisted him to alight.
He was then led into the grove,
where he found a feast being pre
pared; anti, after he hail eaten and
smoked his pipe, the girls came up to
hint again, pulling along, in their
midst, a pretty girl of sixteen, attired
in a silk dress .and adorned with gar
lands of flowers. 1 had already noticed,"
Mr. C. continues, "this girl sitting
apart front the others during the meal,
and was very much astonished when
she was reluctantly dragged up to me
and made to seat herself ay my side;
and my astonishment was considera
bly heightened when the rest of the
girls began to dance around us iu
circle, singing and throwing their
garlands over myself and my compan
ion. The meaning of this performance
was, however, soon made clear to Mr.
Cooper. He had been married without
knowing it' At first he tried to escape
liability entailed upon him; but such
an outcry was made by the people
around that he was forced to carry ofr
his bride. lie managed to get rid of her
before very long by transferring her to
one of her relations ; but even that was
not treated us a dissolution of the mar
-1 riage. (in his way back he was joined
line day by a Thibetan dame of about
thirty years old, who announced her
self as his wife's mother, and said she
had conic, with the consent of her hus
band to supply her daughter's place.—
We can well imagine Mr. Cooper's cur
-1 prise at meeting with this novel propo
sal on the part of his mother-in law.
The Ardennes Dog
The dog of the Ardennes accompanies
the flock when it leaves the pen fold Lt
pring, only to return when the Win
ter's snow drives the sheep home again
for shelter. Each shepherd possesses
one or two of these dogs, according to
the size of his flock, to act as sentinels.
Their °Wee is not ito run about and
bark, and to keep the sheep in or
der, but to protect them from out
side foes. When the herdsman has
gathered his flock in some rich valley,
these white, shaggy monster crouch on
the ground, apparently half-asleep ; but
now zunilhen_tlie great z dagacious eye
1 7.177 - Ten, and, PM , tig . ,Over the whole
of their charge, remain for awhile fixed
on the distant horizon, as though they
followed a train of thought which led
them away from earth—so sadly do
they gaze into the infinite. But let
mountain breeze bear to his ever
moving nostril the scene of the hated
wolf, or his quick ear detect an unknown
noise ; then is the time to see one
these dogs in their glory. His eyes be
come black with fierceness ; his hair
stands erect; Isis upper lip becomes
wrinkled, showing a range of white,
formidable teeth, while a low growl
Mono escapes his throat. When his
keen faculties have detected the where
! abouts of his foe, he rushes forward
! with a bound that overleaps all obsta
cles, and a bark that echoes from all the
surrounding hills. Every dog of the
like breed that may be near takes up
the note and rushes gleaming through
the brushwood to join in the attack,—
Tender as the childhood lie protects,
woe to him who dare lift a hand on One
of the little ones with whom he has
been brought up. It is lust he who buys
him who is his master it is he who fed
him when a puppy, who petted and
shared his pittance with him—he it is
! who has his love.
A Nice Little Story
As pleasant a little story as was ever
told is this regarding an Albany physi
cian, by a correspondent of the Port
Jefrerson Inthprnden( writing
from New Haven :
An aged widow in Massachusetts re
a telegram that her only son was I
dying at Lawrence, Kands.- Notwith
standing her extreme age and feeble
health site Must see her son. She un
dertook the journey. The train was de
layed. When it arrived at Utica she
was taken violently ill. A young phy
sician assisted her to a hotel, and pro
vided ever3qhing, he could for her com
fort. Her detention by sickness and
moderate means would not have allow
her to pursue her journey, but for the
kindness of the attending stranger. He
paid her bills, assisted tier to the cars,
and accompanied her to Buffalo.
At parting she requested his address.
Two months later the stranger was seat
ed in his office at Albany. A stranger
entered, and after some conversation
presented the doctor with a Govern
ment bond of $5OO, as a reward for his
kindness to that old lady, saying: "She
was my: mother. She died a few days
after reaching me, and I recovered.
Had it not been for your kindness she
would have died ou the road. I ant her
son who was sick. lam a banker; but
money can never repay the debt I owe
to you for your generous kindness to my
dear, good mother. God bless you! '
May God bless and the world applaud
such noble acts of benevolence Dr. D.
Crothers, of Albany bestowed on this
occasion, and which the old lady's son
so richly rewarded.
Immense Steel Works
A writer in the Engineering and _Win
;nu Journal gives some figures in con
nection with the immense steelworks
belonging to the Messrs. Krupp, at Es
sen, Germany. They cover about one
square mile, one-fourth of which space
is under cover. Mr. Krupp em
ploys 10,000 workmen, 8,000 in the
steel-works, and the rest in mines
and blast-furnaces. Nothing but steel
is made at Essen. The product in
1866 was 61,500 tons of cast-steel. The
works contain over 50 steam-hammers,
from 120-pounds weight up to 50 tons ;
there are several of and 15 tons. The
great fifty-ton hammer is the largest in
the world ; it cost $580,006. The foun
dations for it are 100 feet deep,
in three parts, of masonry, large oak
trunks and iron cylinders, bolted to
gether. The anvil and frame rest on
these, the rest of the hammer having
separate foundations, to save the jar.
Deep-Sea Dredging.
M. Louis Agassiz,s letter to Professor
Pierce on the eve of his embarkation
to explore the unknown sea-depths,
in which he prophesies what new
mysteries Nature will hold for him
there, reminds us of a story we once
heard, of a poor Swiss lad, who, refus
ing to learn how to turn a penny by his
father's trade, began alone and unaided
to spell out the alphabet of Nature in
rocks, and birds, and beasts. The
knowledge did not promise to help him ;
on one whit among his neighbors ; did !
not put shoes on his feet, or salt in his
porridge ; a comfortable home and sue
cessful business waited for him, but he
chose to go wandering through the
Alps, hatchet in hand, and often but a
sou In pocket, " a sum so little,'' he
said, " when my hunger was so big :"
So, hungry and half-clothed, he follow
ed for years the half-effaced signs a
this unknown language, which he fan
cied God had spoken and not men, as a
child might trace the foot-steps of a lost
mother. At last lie made his way to
London, to Sir Roderick Murchison,
who, he thought could help him.
" Well, Sir, what do "you know '2" de
manded the great naturalist, noting his
beardless chin and ruddy cheeks. " 1
think—" hesitated the lad, "a little
about fishes." That night, at a meet
ing of the Royal Society, Sir Roderick
held up a covered package. " I have
here," he said, "a fish which existed
in such an era"—some time long before
Adam was born, and proceeded to state
the exact condition and position in
which it was found. Can our young
friend, who knows "something about
fishes, tell us anything about ir."'
Whereupon the Swiss boy promptly
drew upon the black-board a skeleton
monster, of which the real one, when
uncovered, proved to be the exact du
plicate, and then the old gray-beards
present recognized him as one of them
selves, and gave him place, very much
as the kings in Hades rose to receive
The little story bears upon one signifi
cant fact ; that the unworldly, simple
hearted man, who went out last week
to prove for the second time that lie
" knew something about fishes," has .
conquered 'tights in life, and a certain
place in the world's esteem which no
accident of birth, no money, no warlike
victory, could have given hint. Our
reason for telling the story is that it
seems to us a most needed and whole
some tonic for young men and the
fathers of young men to atop short some
times and remember that there are ca
reers and victories iu the world with
which money or power has absolutely
nothing to do. It is a truth almost in
credible to us, so little does it enter into
the daily routine of any of our lives.—
How most effectively to get money,
power, or social rank, is the basis of
all plans for boys, front their birth
to their starting in life. Even the
man who devotes himself to save
his fellow men by preaching Christ's
gospel, aims at a certain standing in his
peel, a better salary, approximate repu
tation to that of a Beecher or a l:rooks.
Self-development, self-aggrandizement,
is the mainspring of most human ma
chines. To the ordinary citizen, Smith,
whose brain is full of his shop or briefs
and the place in society he means to
achieve for his wife and the little Smiths,
this talk of amphipods and dysasters to
be found in the bottom of the sea is so
much childish gibberish. What have
dysasters to do with the world or
its real business? The . higher educa
tion must begin in the cradle, which
will teach a boy to despise money,
and the good it commands to find
in coming close to Nature's face, and
reading there the messages which
age after age has left for hint, clues to
the yet unread secrets of Creation or
Death, a nobler use for life than in the
rise of muslins or fall in pork, or even
in:buying a house with modern conve
niences for himself and fatuity. Money
getting and the strife for social rank are
in no country in the world so absorbing
and universal a passion as here. There
are signs of a hopeful change, it is true:
a growing taste for and delight in beau
tiful or curious objects. We buy pic
tures and found museums, but the men
who sacrifice their lives and all pecuni
ary advantage to science or art among
us are rare. No Mutters or Humboluts
as yet, have been born in the United
States. • But before long, we believe,
clear-sighted men will covet for their
children studies and careers which
move them out of the groove of--15rd,y
nary ambitions, and the chicanery .5f
trade. A man brought daily face to
face with the beautiful shapes or the
awful mysteries of Nature, grows in
sensibly unworldly, single-minded, no
ble in his relations to other men. Search
ing for infinite truth, the vulgar tricks
of money-making seem as far off to him
as the washed debris on the beach; io
Agassiz in his deep sea-soundings.
There is a story of a shrewd agent
who tried vainly to buy the great
naturalist for a Winter's lectures. "Why
sir, you will make " more money than
by ten years of this work," he reasoned.
" But I have not the time to "make
money," said Agassi A. When will that
generation of Americans be born who
will not have time to " make money,"
said Agassiz. When will that genera
tion of Americans be born who will
not have time to make money, and
who will prefer deep sea dredging to
building houses of sand on the shore '2
A Profitable Day's Work
Not long since, says the Linn /ittporl
et, there was employed in oue ut the
large shoe manufactories in that city a
young lady whose duty it was to fasten
the taps of ladies' boots together, pre
paratory to lasting. This is done after
the taps and soles are (linked out, by
first pasting and then securing them by
two nails. One day a gentleman was in
the manufactory where she was employ
ed, and observing her celerity of move
ment, raised a question as to how many
she could prepare in one day.
One of those having the management
of aflkirs expressed the opinion that
she could do twenty cases in ten hours.
The ,gentleman first mentioned could
i not credit this, and offered to stake
$l,OOO against $.500 that the feat could
not be accomplished. The wager was
accepted, the young lady was acquaint
ed with the facts and asked if she could
I do it. She replied that she was willing
to try, provided she could have a share
of the money, should she win. This
was agreed to and the task was com
menced. At 12 o'clock on the next day
she had eleven of the twenty cases fin
ished and packed ready for the ]aster,
and at ten minutes inside the ten hours
the task was completed.
The incredulous gentleman paid the
wager of $l,lOO, and the winner handed
the young lady $5OO of it. This, together
with the sum earned by doing the work,
made pretty fair wages fur the day, and
any one can see by a little calculation
that she had to keep pretty busy. There
were in each ease 60 pairs, four pieces to
a pair, making' 4U pieces of leather to
handle, and as many nails to be driven.
In tla 20 cases there would be 4,010
pieces to takecareof in ten hours, which
was done, thus averaging 480 per hour
or Sin one minute. This is an actual
fact, and the smart girl is at present do
ing a snug little business of her own in
the central portion of our city. If this
can be beaten, bring along the one who
can do it.
The Wickedest Man In Washington—Re
formed by the Woman's Club---Shut Up
Shop and Going to Marry.
"Reddy" Welch, the "John Allen" of
Washington, keeper of the heretofore
notorious rendezvous of all sorts of la- I
characters, male and female, on the cor
ner of Thirteenth and ll streets, has
closed his "den," and purposes to lead a
better life in future. He gives the credit
for his reformation to Mrs. Sara J. Spen
cer, of the Woman's Club, who finding
"the den" one of the greatest obstacles
to her success in reclaiming fallen wo
men in the neighborhood, waited on
"Reddy," and after several interviews
succeeded in inducing him to close his
"ranche." He says that Mrs. Spencer,
instead of upbraiding him, appealed to
his better feelings as "a man and a
brother," showed him the mischiet he
was working in helping to drag down
innocent girls and degraded young men,
and make him anxious to enter upon a
new life. He is to be married in a day or
two, and if he will be as active in good
as he was in evil, will be a valuable aux-
Mary to the Woman's Club, and all
others who are engaged in the work of
social reform.—Star.
Washington Gossip.
A Capital correspondent of the New
York Sun, furnishes the following spicy
gossip with regard to fashionable life:
The great social subject of the hour is
the wedding of Senator Chandler's
daughter, Minnie, with Representative
Eugene Hale, of Maine. Hale is a child
of good. luck. He is only thirtrllve
years old, and was admitted to the bar
feurteen years ago. He went to the
Legislature of Maine only four years
ago, and now he has the inexpressible
good luck to marry the only daughter
of one of the richest, if not the very
richest, Senators in Congress. Miss
Minnie Chandler is a blonde—large,
good-natured and good-humored—but
not generally ranked among the lead
ing beauties of the Capital. She dresses
in exquisite taste, and is the pride of
Zachariah, her father, and of her good
mother, who have made it a part of the
marriage agreement that the groom
shall come with his wife to live under
. .
their own roof, and not be setting up a
lodge of his own. Hale has always been
the protc,v of r 4 peaker Blaine, and it
has been said that Blaine loves him like
a son. He is a thoughtful, modest,
student-like young wan, with light hair
and dark eyes, square head, relined fea
tures anti in stature he is not above live
feet four or five inches. He belongs in
Congress to the class of Republican
Conservatives, and is as much unlike
his future father-iu-law in temper and
opinion as it is possible for a well-edu
cated, discreet, logical young man of
modern-training to be -unlike a tall,
queer, positive, hale-fellow-well-met
Western politician, who got his educa
tion in a Detroit dry goods store, and
learned all he knows about politics sit
ting on the back counter, uenouncing
the English on the other side of the De-
twit river.
Already hud we a wedding in the Su
preme Court circle. The Supreme Court
circle is distributed between Capitol
Hill and the National Hotel. The Na
tional Hotel—that celebrated 01a inn
where Buchanan got the hotel disease
—the biggest, most robust and collosal
Judges of the Supreme c ourt keep
their abode. There is old Justice Clif
ford, of Maine, who weighs above three
hundred pounds ; there is Justice Davis,
of Illinois, a man worth his million,
who weighs hard upon three hundred
pounds; there also abides Justice Nel
son, of New York, the Nestor of the
bench, who cannot weigh much less
than two hundred pounds, and is a re
markably handsome specimen of a fine
old Irish-American jurist, covered over
with white hair like a wise goat. Chief
.lustiee Chase bought a country box out
side of Washington last year, but his'
paralysis has again compelled him to
return to the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Sprague, where he is kindly cared for,
and already looks like his former self,
With the exception of his hair, which is
entirely gone. Two of the Justices--
iller and Field—occupy roomy and
agreeable houses in the lost waste of Cap
itol Hill. There also lives the voluptu
ary, Middleton, Clerk of the Court, who
is said to be quite rich, and who can tell
you plenty of stories about Wirt, Pin k
ney, Rufus Choate and Chancellor
Kent. Justice house is said to
have been presented to him by his
brother, Cyrus W. Field. Next door to
him William M. Evart}, of New York,
owns a house, which is now occupied
by a Nevada lawyer. These two
houses form a part of what used to be the
Old Capitol Prison, where Mrs. Surratt
and Belle Boyd were confined and Capt.
WI rz was hanged. Justice Swayne oc
cupies a quiet house near the West End,
and Justice Strong boards at the Ebbitt
House, while Justice Bradley is the im
mediate neighbor of Gen. Sherman, in
the old I:rant-Douglas mansion. Rich
, and Parsons, the Marshal of the Court,
who is one of the wealthiest men iu
Cleveland, Ohio, boards at the Arling
ton Hotel. The richest man on the Su
preme I is Davis, sometimes
spoken of as all anti-Grant candidate for
the Presidency ; he owns most of the
valuable property in Bloomington, Ill.; '
I well off are Itradley, Strong and Miller..
The following Justices of the Supreme
Court have never been elected to Con
gress:—Bradley, Davis, Nelson, Field,
Miller and Swayne. Chase, Clifford,
and Strong have been in Congress. Of
these men the poorest is Clifford—not
worth above fifteen thousand dollars,
yet as happy as a wood-sawyer. lie is
sixty-eight years old, was Polk's Attor
ney-General and Minister to Mexico,
and was put on the Supreme Bench by
Buchanan. Field is also indifferently
well off—worth perhaps, Strong,
although nominally from Pennsylvania,
is a native of Connecticut, and a repre
sentative Yankee iu sagacity and force.
He left Yale College and took to school
teaching, like Chief-Justice Chasse, and
this brought him to Philadelphia, where
he entered the bar in and he took
Berks. He served many years as a
Judge of the State Supreme Court. He
is married to a second wile and hasa crop
of young children.
Justice Samuel T. Miller is a native of
Kentucky, and many think the ablest
man on the bench. Ile has been twice
married, and the daughter just wedded
to Col. Stocking, is the offspring of his
first wife. He began life a physician,
expressed himself too freely on slavery,
and in I 5 I 1 he settled in lowa. Ile was
counsel to a rich widow there, his pres-
ent wife, and they have several chi'.
dren. She is a spirited, able woman,
and Miller ranks with Chase as a man
of original thought, bold mind, large
learning and candid, charitable spirit.
If Chase should die now Miller would
get his place and thiserve it. The daugh
ter, just wedded, is a tine, robust woman,
dark ii. complexion and slightly burn
ed or scarred upon the face. Mrs. Mil
ler's father is said to have been au inn
keeper in Ohio.
Judge Swayne is rich, made so by ju
dicious investments in Western real es
tate. :He put $111,111 ,, in Toledo property,
which yielded him, after several years,
..'.. , :300,000. He has several capable sons.
Justice Nelson has gone home to New
York State, and some think he will
never return here, being now very old—
on the verge of eighty. He is very well
off and is married to a second wife,
bleached and beautiful in well-preserved
years as himself.
These Justices are now a harmonious,
concordant body, having got over their
tierce quarrels about the greenback-gold
contracts. They have just jrendered a
new decision on this subject, and no
body knows what it means, so that they
are all writing individual opinions up
on it.
The Judges feel that they occupy a
relation of unpopularity with the poli
ticians, and yet one of inexpungeable
co ordinate power, so they are equitably
indifferent and absolutely happy. Four
men on the bench would make good
Presidents—Chase, Miller, Davis and
Strong. All the Justices speak highly
of Lyman Trumbull. Judge Chase said,
some time ago, that Trumbull's opinion
in the case of the impeachment of An
drew Johnson was worthy of the best
exemplifications of the Roman Senate.
There was a lofty scorn in his opening
paragraph :
To do impartial justice in all things
appertaining to the present trial, ac
cording to the Constitution and laws, is
the duty imposed on each Senator by
the position he holds and the oath he
has taken, and he who falters in the
discharge of that duty, either from per
sonal or party considerations, is un
worthy of his position and merits the
scorn and contempt of all just men. ' '
Till calmer times shall do justice to my
motives, no alternative is left me but
the inflexible discharge of duty."
Justice Miller's daughter married one
of the best looking and most prosperous
young men in political office, a propri
etor of the general-order bonded ware
house in New York. Stocking served
in the war handsomely and became a
protege of Senator Morton, of Indiana,
through whose good offices be was
transplanted to New York, and with
Colonel Leet of Chicago,
formerly on
Grant's staff, he received the big thing
of the general-order bonded warehouse
on the North River side. It is supposed
that the profits of this warehouse have
to be divided up among a great many
persons who do not appear on the sur
face. The store ought not to produce
less than $OO,OOO, and it may yield 0100,-
000 a year.
To turn from these topics of life to the
matter of death, I may tell you the great
question of the hour is cundurango. At
the commencement of the war a tall,
dark-complexioned and dashing physi
cian appeared in Washington with the
volunteer army, and he was put in
charge of the largest hospital in the city.
During the whole time of the war he
thus served as surgeon, making plenty
of friends as well as some enemies by
his miscellaneous style of dashing now
into surgery and now into politics.
Buss, THE sPLENDIti.
This was Dr. Bliss, the introducer,
through the assistance of the State De
part men t,of cuudurango, which is claim
ed to be the only ewe extant for cancer,
but which one of your South American
correspondents pronounces a grand
humbug. A society sketch at the pres
ent time would not be complete without
some record of Bliss and nis nostrum.
He is fully six feet high, with black eyes,
jet black hair and a goatee worn in the
fashion of Edwin Forrest. He drives a
pair of stylish, lightning horses down
the wood-pavement of the avenue every
afternoon, and he is treating for cancer
—that baffling and terrible disease, the
scourge of female human nature—the
wives or relatives of many persons in
the iovermuent. Among these are old
Mrs. Mathews, the aged mother of the
Vice President. She is a large-statured,
white-haired old lady. Her first hus
band, father to young Schuyler, was the
son of the commander of Washington's
body-guard, while in New Jersey.—
After Colfax's birth iu the city of New
York, she married a mechanic named
Mathews, who is at present a clerk of
the Printing Department of the House
of Representatives. Old Mathews is a
dull, non-communicative,uninterfering
old man, and he has had several chil
dren, stepsisters to the Vice President.
Several days ago his wife developed
cancer, and she has suffered much agony
ever since, although she managed, for
! her son's sake, to stand up hours at a
I time during his receptions. It was to re
-1 lieve the old lady from this burden that
I Colfax married. Mrs. Mathews' cancer
is aggravated by erysipelas. lilies' ene-
I mies rely upon her extreme age to insure
her decease, in which case they will all
riseup and exclaimthat cunduraugo kills
instead of curing. Colfax himself.
however, thinks it the greatest blood
purifier of the time, and the See
: retary of the Senate, George Our
! ham, alleges that his wife, who has had
a cancer for more than two years, is in
a fair way of recovery through this
means. P , i• contra, the widow of Com
modore Ahoy has just died of cancer .
after using cundurango for some time.
Washington society may, therefore, be
said to be in a state of civil war over the
question of cundurango. When any
patient of*Bliss' dies lir. Garnett and
the rebel so-called) doctors—who some
time ago turned him out of their so
ciety—lift up their hands and give joy.
Bliss, who has a good deal of nerve, al
though somewhat of an adventurer,
relies upon the State Department to fur
nish him the root, and he claims that
before long he will get the thanks and
the sympathy of civilization, while the
chaps who are now trying to ruin hits
will he on their marrow-bones.
Mount Chimborazo
I n bczazo, almost from under the
equator, sends its serene top to nearly
four miles and a half into the tropical
heavens, and even in this burning re
gion is covered with perpetual snow
nearly three thousand feet from the sum
mit. And yet so genial is the climate,
that inhabited cuhiVated farms ire
found at au elevation equal to that of
most of the Alpine peaks.
Only a little over a - thousand feet low
er than the top of the Jungfrau, men
start with mules fo make the ascent.
lu Humboldt and Bouplan at
tempted to reach the top, but when they
attained an altitude of 19,3151, the highest
point ever trodden by man, they were
met by a fearful chasm, five hundred
feet wide. Though the extreme rarity
of the atmosphere at this great eleva
tion was such that the blood oozed from
, their eyes, lips, and gums, it was with
deepest disappointment that they were
compelled to turn back without reach
ing the summit that rose so mockingly
In ls::1 Boussingauls made a similar
attempt. He carried his mules to an
elevation equal to the summit of Mont
Blanc. But the hurried, panting breath
of the animals, and the constant wistful
turning of their heads toward the plains
below, admonished him to abandon
them, and he continued on foot. But
mighty precipices barring his progress,
around or over which he was compelled
to climb, while the treacherous snow
slipped beneath at almost every step,
increased the danger at each advance,
until at last. environed with precipices,
he was compelled reluctantly to abandon
the enterprise, having reached a point
only about three hundred feet higher than
that attained by Humboldt. Even after
nearly an hour's rest his pulse was over
a hundred. It is impossible to describe
the wonderful view that is presented at
this height.
A Large Fish Story
Captain John Evitt, of the fishing
schooner Charles H. Price, of Salem,
Mass., which arrived home from a
cruise yesterday, reports the following
strange story : "The schooner was
anchored off Grand Bank, ten days ago,
with about two hundred fathoms of
hemp cable out, and about ready to start
for home, having taken about fifteen
thousand pounds of halibut. The cook
threw over a line to catch a fish for din
ner, and having caught one, threw the
line over again and found it tended aftat
a remarkable rate. Thinking it strange,
he called from the cabin for the captain,
who came on deck, went forward, and
found the vessel going ahead at about
five knots' speed, but could not account
for it. Ile ordered all hands called, and
they hove in the cable to .within about
thirty fathoms, when they discovered
that their anchor had got hooked to a
large whale, which they had before
seen at some distance. The whale ran
with the schooner some little time
longer. The crew weatherbitted the
cable. and in a short time the whale
sounded, broke the anchor, and carried
away with him a good part of it. The
black skin is to be seen on the cable
where it chafed on the whale. The
ring and a small piece of the anchor
were all that was left attached to the
cable; the flukes arc gone, and are
supposed to have somehow become at
tached to the body of the whale.
ton Ile talet.
A Hyena Loone•--Great EzcLLowcua
It is only a few days ago that wo record
ed the visit of Mr. -Bergh to Bar-'
IMM'S show, in Third Avenue, New
York, where he demanded that a hyena,
whose viciousness, he was told, was beyond
a doubt, should be unchained and allowed
to roan> MS den. The agent ordered this
demand to be carried out, although in his
own mind, he was confident that the bare
of the cage would not keep the hyena a
prisoner. Friday evening his ideas were
verified, for the "death prowler" by some
means escaped from its den, and immedi
ately commenced to ravage everything that
came in its way. A leopard was in the ad
joining cage, and with one desperate effort,
the hyena tore down the partition and was
soon engaged in a deadly conflict with the
queen of the felines. After cowing and
seriously injuring the poor animal, he next
attacked an elephant, but was beaten off
before any harm was done. Nothing
daunted, however, it next visited its chur
lish nature on an inoffensive camel, which
animal is left in such a deplorable state that
it has since had to be killed. The affair
caused great consternation among Bar
num's employees, but the beast was finally
captured with a lasso by a Digger Indian,
and Is now once again chained down to his
den. The leopard is valued at s43,ooo.—Sun.
Intrigue,* for the French Throne
The intrigues for the French. throne are
continued with as much vigor as ever, and
probably will be carried on till some one
of the numerous claimants succeeds in se
curing, even if only temporarily, the cov
eted treasure. There is the Republic and
its supporters ; there are the Orleans princes
coquetting with Thiers and the Assembly;
there is Napoleon peering out from his re
treat at Chiselhurat for a safe opportunity
to repeat the exneriment of Elba; and there
is that faithful, hard-hearted, obstinate
creature, the Count of Chambord, clinging
to the rock of legitimacy, and fondly ex
pecting that France will some day call him
to repair her waste places by reviving the
exploded theory of the divine right of
kings, and the old system of feudalism as
tar as it can be restored in this age. This
latter agitator has just been holding at the
lively Swiss town of Lucerne, a gathering
of his adherents, among whom, it is said,
are two hundred members of the National
Tweed Parting with His Plunder.
An Albany dispatch, of yesterdy, says,
there wore tiled in the County . Clerk's of
fice to-day the affidavits of Wheeler H.
Peckham and John A. Stoughtenburgh,
setting forth that William H. Tweed is and
has been disposing of his property in New
York, to wit: A house near Fort Wash
ington, his stables on Thirty-ninth street,
his yacht, and his residence corner of Fifth
avenue and Forty-third street, dm., for
prices much below theirvalue for the pur
pose of evading the judgment to be ren
dered in the action brought againsthim by
the people. No new action, however, is
An Actor-Clers7man- - Deaill of Bel. C.
B. Parsons at Louisville.
The announcement on Saturdavnorning
of the death. of Bev. Dr. 0. B. rarsuus, a
minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church
was received with a feeling of sorrow.
No man In the folds, of the . Methodist
Church over wielded a greater power or
had a wit' or reputation than Dr. Parsons.
A splendid elocutionist, a natural orator,
and gifted with an unusual share of mag
netism, he swayed his audience with an
irresistible power.
Charles Booth Parsons was born in En
field, Connecticut, July 3, 1803. At the
early age of eighteen years he went to
Providence, Rhode Island, and engaged in
business. Shortly afterwards his business
house was destroyed by tiro, and he was
thrown upon the world penniless. He
then turned his attention to the stage, and
made his debut in the old Bowery Theatre'
iu Sow York city.
Shortly afterwards he came West, en.,
played a number of engagements in this
and Southern cities. In 1838 he abandoned
the stage,and Joining the Methodist Church ,
under the ministrations of Rev. John Mal
lit, a famous revivalist, in March, 1'839,
licensed to preach. His success as an actor
was great, but his true field was in the
ministry, and his labors were rewarded
with a rich harvest of souls.—Loidsioill.
A Chonee to Sell Out !
The New York Times says that Presi
dent Grant is desirous of getting rid or his
stock in the Seneca Sandstone . Company.—
In that Company he holds t 25,000 ; 811000
of which he paid for at par, while 1t5,000
W 11.9 given him as a present. A capitalist
In Utica proposes to take it MT his hands.
ppayi❑gg for it the whole price which the
President paid, together with interest at
seven percent. on the President's money
since the investment was made, the pur
chaser to have any dividend which the
President may have recelved. Here is a
chance if Grant really wants to sell. Lot
him speak quickly, or the general belief
that in this case as in others the Times dont.
not toll the truth will be confirmed.
LA of Czernarvon township, deceased.—
Letters of Administration on said estate has
lug been granted to the undersigned, all per
sons Indebted to said decedent aro requested
to 150t h immediate settlement, and those har
ing claims or demands against the estate lit
said decedent, to matos known the MUM" to
him without deli)
11i Manor township, ileeu•eil.--I.etters
testamentary 1 said estate having been
granted to 101
ei undersigned, all persons
Indebl vti thereto are requested to tuake
immidlatti payment. and those having Matins
or demands agalnst the so rue will present
them for settlement to the undersigned, re
' ,tiling In sn t township.
1141N.1.kN1 IN tf FUNS,
it w IT Exoeutoe.
01 Po•nit towuhlop decll. hollers of Ad
ministration OP said estate, havitht
oil to the undersiktnod, all persons Indebted to
said are requested to wake into:n.ol
- settleno•ni, and those havlng chit fIIS
Intatost the vstate of sant devellent. to
Ina Ice 111,1111 t h.. 0111110 141 the nuttersi;turd
Wit )11,111 residlng iu said township.
Letters of udtnin
t,trai ion on said ..stair having been granted to
t undersigned, all perm.. Indebted I horeto,
are leyuenlud to make Immediate sottlemeill,
and those hay log claims or demands ugultrit
I he snow, will present them Without delay for
set 1i0n...10 to the undersigned, ruslkling tu said
Clown°ll P.
linaville P. 0.
Nine Pointe, P. 0
w r Aditnistrolors.
Jr., of Mart le township, Lancaster coin,
ty.—Amos Omit, Jr., of Startle township, hav
ing by deed of V. , ltinfary assignment, dated
the 15th day of No% ember, Is7l, assigned and
franKferred all his e.tate and 1.11 . .1.8 to ilia un
dersigned h r Ow benefit of the creditors at
the said Amos i iron*, Jr., thee therefore give
ladle, to all per,ons indebted to said assignor,
In male , T.1) . 1110111 to the multtothouttl without
do tt y, and lii,,-, having elanns to present
1 Le-in 1., .1011 ti 1111,DEllitAN
FitAisiclS ii. 1/1201 0 1",
will:2.lls 17 Assignee,.
Olt E\V, of Coleralu • lownahlp.
ter vounty.—Janat4 W. A ndrew“, of Coleritio
towrdtip. havtut: try deedot voluntary
111111 L, 'all, 1 , 71, :o•slifetql and
transferred !ill emtate and effect!. to the un
tho,ittrieti, for the benellt of the vredllore 0!
the salt! James M.'. Andrews, lie therefore giver.
notice to all person!! !wielded tonald tosiguor,
to !oak , pat lucid 1.. I he tiudernigued without
delay, and t ho , o having claims to Memel!!
them to WM. N. I iAl.lll{Arrli.
Tripple, of Mastic twp., Lancaster coun
ty, having by deed of voluntary ussigUnieut
doted Novemhe.r_l6.l. , ,Is7l, assigned and trims
(erred all bin estate and eireete to the under
signed for the benefit of the creditors of the
001,1 Charles D. Trlpple, Notice Is hereby given
to all persons ludebted to itald misignor to
make Immediate payment to the undersigned
without delay. and those having Halms to pre
sent them to
W. W. TIIIPPLE, fe Harbor,
dtbetw 1,1
EA ElVit Lampeter township, Lomita/der e 0
y, detteased.—The imder.ign , •.l Auditors ap
pointed to distribute the balance remaining
in the hands or Elizabeth 11. Eshleman, Ad
ittinlstratrtx of the estate of said deeeneted, to
ud amone, those legally entitled to the s •,
will attend for that purpose on THURSDAY,
THE 4TH DAY OP JANUARY, A. D., 1572, el
o'do,k, P. M., In Iho I,ll.rary Room of IM
Court Honor in Ihr City of Lanenat,, when
all p,r , ons tIl•T ribut lon may attend
till Andltor,
Titan Pleas of Lancaster county.
y I Allan Stihruenn for Do
88. Dustman r October Term, Mo.
No. :In
Jules Bohn.
Take notice that deposltionaof witnesses for
petitioner In this cane will be taken before the
undersigaed Commissioner appointed by said
court for that purpose, at the Mike of the un
dersigned, No. 27 North Duke street, In the
city of Lancaster, on Tuesday, the 9th day Of
January, 1872, between the bourn of 10 o'clock
A. AL and II o'clock P. M., when and where yon
may attend If yeoll think proper.
en,ter roll!, y
Auglfst Term,
No 7s.
C. E. liummtier, el al. I
• Purchase money °treat
John Host et ter, et al, •
estate s", y I
I Sheriff' under the artier
I of the Court.
The undersigned Auditor, appointed by the
Court to ascertain the several amounts con,
Ing to each of the parties out of the purchase
money aforesaid, and nut ke report of the saline
to the Court for their Information, hereby
gives notice I hat Ito will attend for the pur•
pose of his appointment• Lll° Library Ttoorn
in the Court. Rouse at Lanea.ter on FRIDAY,
11., 12th of JANUARY. 1072, al 10 o'clock In the
forenoon, where and when all persons inter
ested may an Nlll
ROSA] /ALlii are pulA Imbed on every pack
age, t hereto, It lm no/ a merry, preparation,
0 r,,,wineutly.
It is it eertal u'icti re for •lierofuln, Hy ph Ills
111 all M. forma, Rheumathan, Skit) M11e..,
e.., Liver 'sin phi Int and till liken/les 01
1 the Blood.
will do more good than ten bottlem of the
Syrup! of Barsaparilla.
have used Rosadalls In their practice for
the past three years and freely endorse It
an a reliable Alterative and Blood Purl
DEL T. C. PUGH. of Baltimore.
DR,. J. H. SPARK!". M Nlcholuavllle Ky
UDR. J. L. McCARTHA, Columbia, 14. C.
K. A. B. NOBLES, Edgecomb, N. C.
A J. 11. FRENCH & SONS, Fall River, MII.F•
F. W. SMITH, Jaekaon, Mich.
A. F. WHEELER, Lima, Ohio.
B. HALL, Lima, Ohio.
CRAVEN & CO., Gordonville Va.
SAMUEL U. McFA.DDEN, Murfreesboro
LOur apace will not allow of any extend, 4 ,
Led remarks In relation to the'.virtues of •
Rosadalls. To the Medical Profession we
guarantee a Fluid Extract superior to any
they have ever ;used In the treatment 01
diseases of the Blood; and to the atiticted
T we nay try Roeadalls, and you will ,be re
-1 stored to health.
Rosadalis Is sold by all Druggists. Price
SI.-M per bottle. Address
S Manufacturing Chemists,
sal-lydeoddw Baltimore, Md;
On and after - .MON DAlt ; , OLTUBERpI,
trains will run as follows:
Leave Philadelphia, from Depot of P. W. a
B. R. R., corner Broad street and Washington
avenue. .
• • • • -.
For Port Deposit, at 7 A. M. and 4:30 P. M.
For Oxford, at 7 A. M., 4:30 P. M., and 7 P. M.,
Wednesdays and Saturdays only, at 230 P. M.
For Chadd's Ford and Chester Creek It. it.
at 7 ;and 10 A. M., 4:311 P. M., and 7 P. 01.
Wednesday and Saturday only at 230 P. M
Train leaving Philadelphia at 7 A. M. °pu
nnets at Port Deposit with train for Baltimore.
Trains leaving Philadelphia at 10 A. AL and
4:30 P. M., Oxford at 010 A. M., Port Deposit
at 9:25 A. M. connect at Chadd's Ford Junction
with the Wilmington and Reading Railroad.
Trains for Philadelphia leave,Port Deposit at
225 A. M., and 4:25 P. M., on arrival of trains
from Baltimore.
Oxford at 0:10 A. M., 1030 .M. and 5:30 P. ht.
Chadd's Ford at 7:23 A. ht. A , 11:63 A. M., 4:30 P.
M. and 6:46 P. M.
On Sundays, trflan leaves Oxford for Philadel
phia at 0:30 P. M.,ldopping at ail intermodiate
Philadelphia at 240 P. M.
Passengers are allowed to takea wearing ap.
parel only as baggage, an tony will
not In any case be reeponsible for an amount
exceeding one hundred dollars, unless a
special contract is made for the same.
a2B-lywl7 General Superintendent.