Centre Democrat. (Bellefonte, Pa.) 1848-1989, May 22, 1879, Image 7

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    A Blsrouingliig View or Lendvllle.
A Ixmlsvlllr (Ky.) druggist, now in
Lead villi', 001., the great mining camp,
writes home ns follows: 1 have now been
here two days, and have looked the town
over pretty thoroughly. You may say
to I)r. that there are thirty-lire
doetors here, and that, in my opinion,
this is no place for him. It is the most
disntrris'alde hole I ever was in—the mud
is ankle deep nil over the town. A thou
sand men are constantly marching alsuit
with apparently no olyoct in view. The
streets present "n very animated npjienr
anee, hut the stores don't seein to In'sell
ing as much as a casual observer would
imagine. I am now writing in a drug
store, and have le>n for half an hour,
during wldeh time they have taken in
seventy-live cents. There are seven drug
stores in town, one of which was sold
last week for f 10.000, including the house
and lot. All of them See®i to have very
complete stocks and are ready for busi
ness. They expect a hundred thousand
visitors this summer. Houses are (wing
built in every direction, and prices for
rent are fabulous. Three hundred dollars
per foot is asked for lots on the principal
streets: corner lots, 410,000. It is sim
ply ridiculous; they all seem to think
the town will last until next fall. The
town is unhealthy. I am well, hut know
several who are sick. The light air
affects my health considerably. Sawmills
are just coining money. Mr. MiK>rc told
me to-day tliat his mill produced twelve
thousand feet daily, which lie sold at
fifty dollars per thousand feet—on which
he makes one-half clear profit, ami the
people almost fought to get it at that.
One-storv shells, sixteen lect square, are
rented at forty dollars per month. The
town is full of gambling hells, openly
carried on—keno, faro anil the like.
Saloons do a thriving business. Hotels
are full and making lotsof money, charg
ing large prices for very poor nccoiumo
dations. I would not advise any one to
Coino hero except with a view to mining.
A Lend ville paper gives the following
schedule of the cost of necessaries and
luxuriia of life in that "city:" By build
ing a log cabin at a cost of. perhaps, fifty
dollars, a party of two or more ran live
by "hatching" for alxuit four dollars
per week: it is not safe to count on less.
The bote's charge from two to four dol
lars per day. Baths cost fifty cents, a
cigar twenty-five cents, a glass of beer
fifteen cents. Little milk can Is- had,
condensed milk being generally useiL
Butter costs from forty to fifty rents per
pound; eggs, forty to fifty cents per
dozen: beans, seven to ten cents; lard,
twelve to lourtcen cents; bacon, twelve
and one-half to fifteen cents; hams, fif
teen cents; beef, eight to fifteen cents;
pork, fifteen to twenty rents; venison,
twelve and one-half to thirteen cents;
cabbage, five to eight cents per pound;
potatoes, four to five cents per pound;
flour, $1 to $1.75 per 100: corn meal,
$3.50 per 100: tea, seventy-five cents to
$ 1 .25 per pound: coffee, thirty to fifty
cents per pound : sugar, six and one-half
to eight pounds for one dollar. Con
densed milk is thirty-six cents per can.
All the beef, flour, potatoes, vegetables
and otlier edibles consumed here are
shipped in wagons from Webster, Colo
rado Springs or Canon City, and most of
these articles an l purchased in Denver,
Chicago and Kansas City.
The victories* of I'ierrv Lorillard'a
American horse. I'arole, in England,
warrant a glance at the animal's career.
I'orole is by imported Ix'amington out
of Maiden, she by liexington out of
Kitty Clark, by Glenrae. He was foaled
in t(f73 at Chestnut Hill, near Philadel
phia. Mr. Pierre leuillard bought him.
a yearling, for $ 1 .000. As a two-year
old he ran six time*, winning tlie'.luly
and August stakes at Ixmg Brum h and
the Saratoga and Kentucky stakes at
Saratoga. As a three-year-old he was
braten early in the srason by Vagrant, in
the Kentucky I>< rby. lie was amiss ami
it was -aid that lie -hould not Is l ailowed
to run. He did not run again until the
Saratoga meeting, when ho brat Tom
Ochiltree for the all-aged stakes. Tom
then bent him for the cup, but Parole
again turned the tables by taking tlie
Sequel stakes. He next won the ali
aged stakes at Jerome l'ark. After tlint
lie was beaten at Baltimore bv Vigil,
both for the Dixie and Breckinridge
stakes. As a four-year-old he wen the
Wood burn stakes, tlie Saratoga cup, and
the summer handicap. He also lxnt
Virginias and Glasgow in a dash of n
mile and a half, even weights. At the
Jerome Park meeting lie eaptumi the
Maturity stakes, the (iranil National
.handicap, ami the all-aged stakes.
Pnrole s next and iwrist famous victory
was the race of two mil-< and a half with
Ten Broeok and Tom OiJjiltree, in Balti
more. October ittth, Ten Broock
was the favorite at large odds. I'arole
% came in gallantly two length* in front of
Ten Itroeek and six lengths ahead of Tom
Oehlltn e.
liltt season Parole ran ten races, win
ning eight, including the Baltimore
Monmouth and Saratoga imps.
Miraculous Exercise of Strength.
John Boone, an employe of Gehhart's
flour milla. in the eastern part of Dayton,
Ohio", was caught in the shafting of the
machinery and narrowly escaped with
his life. lID -lothing became wrapied
about the shafting so tightly that when
he discovered the fact he could not extri
cate himself. He is a man weigldngtwo
hundred pounds and of great strength.
Throwing one arm around a beam near
at hand he endeavored to pull the shaft
ing-out of gear or trar himself from it.
He succeeded in springing it from the
xx-kets, but on slacking up it sprang
back. Boone held the shafting in this
position for fully fifteen minutes, when,
obliged to give up from exhaustion, he
was drawn tipi n tlie shaft, his clothes
fortunately*giving way. They were torn
completely from his laxly. He succeeded
In getting to a lower floor of the build
ing, where he fell from sheer exhauation,
and was discovered shortly nfter by those
who had heard hi* cries. He was at
once placed under medical rare.
ChrystaPs '* Xylophonleu."
The dog with the shortest tongue mke
the most laps.
A friend in kncad---thc hired girl who
can make good bread.
"Soled again, ai last,'' remarked the
dilapidated lxx>l a* it left tlie shoemaker's
Tlie tyrant Grosier < rigiixited an oft-ra
peatrd expression, when lie said, *' Blood,
Will. TellI"
Animals may not take much interest in
athletic contests, but just introduce one old
goat to another and are how anon they '1
have a " spring meeting."
The man is yet to he found who can
make conch shell discourse s#eet mnalc
without giving his bearers the impression
that he is suffering from a severe altaek of
aggravated astlims.- ttarkennark RtpMimn.
The Vnprccrdrntrit Until for Ix-mlvlllr,
d'ol— I'in-lou* MrUh In Abundance ■
Nlr*ngr Hrrnri of JVliirm* IJfr
A year ago Lcadvillc, Col., wax a de
serted milling camp. To-day it contains
several churches and three theaters, and
is the most bustling, exciting spot in
America. Although distant twenty
miles from any railroad, hundreds are
pouring into the place daily, ami the sur
rounding country is filled witli eager
searchers for the precious metals which
are found everywhere In abundance.
Writing from Is'iidvilie. a correspondent
of the Louisville ('mirier-Journal says:
" I tliink lam fully justified in saying
that new 'strikes' are Wing made daily.
Prospect holes on the mountain sides for
miles around are as thick as chccries
upon a tree in full fruit. Dally there
comes to town some happy iiimvidual
whose pick lias struck into the precious
stuff. The streets are full of men who
arc ready to buy claims and prospects,
yet there Is so great risk in buying that
all are cautious and wary. Hourly,
aye, constantly, the ripiilc of talk goes
from center to circumference and bark
again—talk of mines, claims, prospects,
strikes, prices paid and received. Every
one nearly is interested, or seeking to
become so, in claims. Tlie demure
looking individual that look* at you
over his gold spectacles, .seeming calm
and unconcerned, is anxiously waiting
news from his claim tip Bfg Evans,
Little Evans or Stray Horse gulch. The
clerk who is yonder measuring a r<xl of
ribbon is in his thoughts measuring tlx
distance from the surface to the defswit
on his claim. That man reeling in
drunkenness along the streets has just
eonie in from his claim. So it goes.
Everybody is interested, and hence
everylsxiy is excite*! over the news to
lx gathered. Nor is the mining excite
ment confined to this district. C'ar
bonntevilie or Ten-mile. Kokomo,
Granite, Eagle Itiver. the Gunneson and
many other places within a radius of
forty miles of I/wlville come in for their
share of the excitement. Rcjxirts are
constantly coming in of rich strikes at
each of the places. But Ix-odville is the
center. From this place go tlie pros
i><s-tors; to tiiis place come those who
have prospered. Plain makes I>-a<lville
tin- wonder, and puts it far ahead of any
camp known in the past or present, ft
is impossible to give a correct or definite
idra of the camp. It must he seen to Ix
known. Though thousands of letters
go from here daily, Isith to the press and
individuals, and each writer strives to
tell those Ixdiind win* it is and what
it is like, yet every newcomiT is sur
prised, and in no instance that has come
under my observation has the camp
failed to far exceed exixs-trttion*.
"Take out tlie ringing of the church
bells and the small percentage of the
population which attend ehureli, and
there is no Sabbath in I .end ville. The
saw-mills turn out just as much lumber,
tlie blacksmith tiro* are just as hot. as
much and more money is won and lost
at gaming. n.s many goods an- sold on
the Sohluith axon a week day. In truth,
in pa-sing through tin: town on the Sal>-
hath, if the stp-ct loading l>y the churches
is not taken no imagination could tor
ture it into a Sabbath day. Then- is the
same whirr and buzz as on other days;
or, if there tx- a difference, it Is on the in
erease. for Sunday is the day that many
miners rami' in from the mountains to
do tlnir trading. Injustice to the car
praters, I should mention that I have
noticed that not a groat many of them
tlius desecrate the Ixird's day; iiiit it
d"xx* really l<xik as if marly all who have
come here have negWt*l t< bring tlie
fourtb commandment with them.
" The universal inquiry is, will
this rush continue, and, if so. how
long? Slirowd men hold their bus
iness well in band, so tiiat if the
crash should come their lamp* will
!■ burning. One thing is beyond doubt,
and that i that fin* mountains are full
of rarlxmntes. and I now do not doubt
that the richest discoveries are yet to Is
made, and that tin- half ha* not yet been
dreamed of. In addition to the silver
discoveries, gold has heen found in its
very richness up to the California gulch
(the memorable gulch of the I*oo excite
ment). Capitalists have taken hold of
it. and tlie indications now arc that dur
ing the coming summer many gold
leads will lx- found. As long n* these
discoveries are made Icmfviile will
thrive; beyond this I will not attempt to
prophesy, for the longer I stay lien- the
more bewildered and puzzled am I. The
enterprise hero Is astonishing. New
lious*-* are going up. as with a magician's
wand, in all parts of the camp. A street
that was familiar yesterday presents a
wholly different appearance to-day. and
yet there is a cry for more houses, more
room, etc., etc. I succeeded in getting
an office on ck'-stnut stn-et, nfter wail
ing and watching two weeks. It was
ront*i liefbro the house was built, but
the party faihsl to take it, and 1 hap
pened to apply at the ' nick of time."
much to the discomfiture of two or three
applicants, who ramc a hour Inter than
I. My nxm is 10x12. and lam consid
ered extremely fortunate in having to
pay only forty dollars per month for it.
I am stfil in receipt of letters asking nd
vlee about coming hero. I can onlv say
what 1 hnve nld before. There is an
abundance of mineral, and strikes are
constantly being made. One coming
here may ixx-omc rich in a week, and lie
may fail. It depend* upon his fortune
in striking mineral. There is absolutely
no room for clerks. ixxikkcepep*, etc.
Men of energy and will, who are willing
to work in the earth, can find work to
do in hunting for mineral, though it is
proper to say that the stoutest men liaTe
to become inured to the climate before
they can do much labor. On account of
therarifled air. a walk of one hundred
yards exhausts the breath,- so a ' trader
foot'(a name for new-comers) is illy
prepared for lalxir until he is nooli
" Mortality is not so great here as I ex
pected to find. A visit to one of the *a
loonsal midnight would justify a con
clusion of a fearful mm tality. Hundreds
sleep on the wet, raid floor*, without
cover or comfort. Itfca* been my won
der that they do not die by the score. I
believe that such would he the rnac in a
damper atmosphere.
" I am acquainted with ' Chicken Bill/
a most remarkable character. He has
found more paving deposits than any
other one man, hut lie always sell* out
for a few hundred dollars. Uvea and
drinks it nut and prospects again. Ho
'salted ' a claim at Silver Cliff and gold
It. The parties went to work and really
struck a rich deposit, and have now a
very valuable mine, much to Chicken
Bill's surprise."
"You folks seem to lie of the right
stamp," as the lecturer said when the
audience greeted him with a round o
applause.— Sew Tork AVics.
1 . A military officer Is like batter, in
that eacli Is respected according to rank.
Tnklttit Cart of Itrrwrt.
Ni'xt to wntncHH in wi-nring n tire**
come* ncntnoH* in Inking it off. <>n<-
must bo very ricli indeed to be nblo to
afford to be cureless with OIIC'H dot LIT*,
Dreuse* touted down anyhow, when
taken off. soon grow shabby and tum
bled, anil wear out twice as fast as if well
kept. When a dress is taken off, even
fin - a few hours, it should always be
shaken out and hung up, or else Added
and laid away. If it lias lieen worn out
walking it should he well brushed, since
dust, if allowed to accumulate, soon '
robs it of its freshness and cuts the ma- i
I terml in every crease into which it works
jits way. A stiff whisk broom should
never be used for silk—a hair brush is
far better—while a soft woolen cloth is I
bint of all, especially for removing the I
i dust from the skirt under the flounces. |
Whether it is best to fold dresses or to
hang them up is nn open question,
j Thick silks cut in the folds when folded, j
so they probably keep best when hang- |
| ing, while, on the other hand, thin, !
light dresses are I letter folded. Princess j
dresses, with much trimming, after the
I present fashion, should have two loops
i lor hanging, one on each side, else the :
j weight of the trimming will null the j
skirt out of sluipe. Dresses should never 1
tie crowded in a wardrobe lest they lose j
their freshness and take on undesirable
folds. Dress-waists, if separate, should
never lie hung out; the proper way is to '
fold tliein smoothly, with the sleeves
carefully pulled out, the shoulder sciuns j
i straight and the lining outside. Then
lay them in a drawer, on a shelf or in 1
the tray of a packing trunk long enough
to let them lie flat. Ribbon* and ruches
tossed carelessly into n drawer stain lose j
their freshness and look soiled and worn, i
I All sueli should he carefully rolled up :
and laid away in IM>X<-* after each time '
iof wearing. A soft bonnet whisk should
j form a part of every lady's toilet proper- !
tics; her bonnet* should nlaays be
brushed and the strings rolled upneforr
putting away.
Of course all tills takes time, and there
are busy people who find it impossible; j
still, when it can la- done, it pays in the j
end. I.inen collars in the morning, real
laces in tlit- evening, are the most reo- i
mimical as well as the most stylish net-k
-wear. Crcjie lisso and tnrletnn ruches
cost b -s than lace in the beginning, hut
when once soiled are done with, while 1
the lace may he washed again and again. 1
Every lady who wishes to dress well on
1 a small income should able to do up
her own lace*. The ability to do fine ,
ironing also will 1M- found a most useful
accomplishment. Washing dresses arc 1
the nn-tti'-st possible wear for warm j
weather; hut if the aid of a laundress j
. has to he called in every time they '
are was hi si, they will also he found very
expensive. The ironing and fluting—
not the washing—is what makes them
so, and if this can !• done at home,
without licing an additional burden to ,
the servants, the young ladies will find
themselves aide to drc** in white all the '
summer at very small cxp*n*c, no
sliyht consideration to people with small I
incomes. It isgiss) economy to changi
• one's dress for evening, since any dress
lasts much longer if worn in turn with
others than if worn all the time, and
with most people a dress may lie worn in
the morning a hi. b would lie w holly out
,of taste in tlie evening. Hut even if you
do your own work you may still'lx
' neatly dressed. We onre knew a lady
living in a flat, without a servant, who
was yet always ready to receive com
| pany. She dressed in the morning
neatly, in a pretty woollen suit, and over i
this ,he donned a calico wrapper with
, lony sleeves buttoned at the wrist*. A
calico sweeping cap covered her hair. I
and a long apron was tied nltout her
waist. Thus accoutcmd she went alsiut
her housework; swept. dilated. cooked
and washed dishes. When the door-t>cl) i
tng, wrapper and cap were iaiil off in a
winkling, and a visitor had seldom to
ring twice licforel>ringadmitted.—lfiiln
h IfJiui Timet.
Xm I'loimrfi.
There are many pretty design* for
flounce* on tlie new iliws. F<ir short
dresses those are merely lairder flounce*. |
not very deep, and alike all around the |
] skirt, unless the arrangement of the j
ovefskirt requires thi* flounce tr> le
deepened on the fri-nl breadths. For
thi* border flounce French modiste* use
a full "hell flounee made up of the wool
and silk goods lined in the costume; first
a knife-plaiting a finger deep made of
the silk is nmund the bottom of the
skirt: the lending for this i a narrow ;
liny-plaiting of the wind, each edge of '
which is finished with silk knife-plait
ing ; bet wi-en the tail-plaiting the edge*
of the knife-plaiting are pulh-d together '
and lacked to form the shell.
The shirred flounce is simple and pret- j
tv. It i* made of straight *iik ten inches |
deep, hemmed hv machine on botli
edge*. It i then laid in side plaits, each (
an inch wide, three in a cluster, and a
space a finger long is left bstween the
I lusters. Tlie plaits are pressed smooth- j
ly at the bottom the b-ngtli of a linger,
while above this each plait is gathered
lengthwise—one row of gath'T* to each '
plait—and drawn down to a spac the i
length of the flat plaits. This make*
frilled plaits at the top and plain plaits
ts'low. Sew to the skirt an inch from 1
the upper edge of thr flounce, and also i
l>e|nw the frilled part of the plait*,
j A stylish fan flounce easily made is
ilso of straight silk tenor twelve inches
' wide. In tills flounce the plaits—either
three or five in a cluster—are folded or
lapped upon each other, and are stitched
across near the top. and again at half
tludr depth ; this makes the upper'part
quite flat, while all below this I* allowed
to spread outward like a fan.
The festooned flounce ia most often
seen on the front and sides of trained
skirts that are plain liehind. or at most
.lave a plain side-plaited flounce. It
j forms five curves usually, though *ome
; times only three are seen. It Is cut bias.
I and edged top and bottom with knife;
plaited silk, or la.*#, or else plain-meshcd
grenadine. It is then caugiit tin in four
horizontal Adds thnt draw tne lower
: edge up almost to the top, tliua forming
i curves on the lower edge. A hunch or
rihlwm loops, a rosette, or a small cas
cade of laec is set in between each curve.
This graceful trimming is pretty for
j lawns, hati"tes, white muslins and'gren
j adines, and Is seen on sonic of the most
fnnclful pompadour foulards.— lUuar,
W omen In Iks l*l:
The.Mobaniinedans pearly all believe
that woman has no soul. Tills is not
' taught in thcKoran, hut Iscountenanced
! by the faet that, in the great prophet's
paradise, boiiris are given to the faithful
Instead of their earthly wives. The
('liinnae make slaves of the wnmcn of
tills world, and deny them any hope of
compensation hereafter. In wtjdcrn
Australia female children are alwavs lie-
I trothed a few days after thHr birtli: and
should the first huahnnd die before the
girl attains her maturity, she belongs fo
bis heir. In New Zealand if a girl's
future husband should die no other man
VIV V mk " 11 i ,ro l>°sal to Iter. Among the
Hindoos widows may not marry again.
In ('liina the puretiU bargain for the
marriage of their children while they are
yet unborn. The New Hollanders steal
their wives; and if a woman attempts to
escape her captor, he at once thrusts a
spear through the fleshy part of her leg
or thigh. Of all methods of obtaining a
wife that of purchase is the most univer
sal. It la practiced by the African, by
tlie black and brown races of the Indian
Archipelago, and by nearly all tin-na
tions of Asia. The ('ircassiau women
prefer being sent to Constantino pie to h
sold. In Siani and < "o' hin-China men
invariably purchase their wives; hut the
women have one privilege—the parents
cannot sell them without their will. In
China, however, women arc sold'with
out being consult*"d on the subject, and
have to obey everyone In tin-family of
her purchaser, without exception—tlie
husband's control over her l ing entire
ly unlimited. In Japan presents nre
made to the bride, who transfers them to
her relatives, to defray the expense
and trouble they incurred in bringing
her up from her infancy. (tru uhu
A Governor'* Arrest as a Horse Thief,
It is related that while Tlioina* Mann
Randolph was Governor of Virginia, lie
was once arrested within a few hundred
yards of his home, in this county, and
carried a prisoner to hi* own house. Tlie
story is to the following effect: The
governor was on a visit to his own
home, and finding that the fencing on
his plantation was pulled down and
burned by wagoners passing along from
the Valley to Richmond, lie determined
to detect and punish them. One evening
he observed a party go into camp on the
roadside, nnd after dark he strolled down
to n jioint where he could conveniently
watch them. He staid out all night, hut
the wagoners made no deprivations on
his fences. In tin-early morning, how
ever, when tln-y were alsuit to kindle
the fires to prepare breakfast, they
start,*! out to gather up what ftiel they
might find for tiiat purpose, when tin y
spied a man sitting on the fence a short
distance ahead.
Now, it appears that a short time Ik--
fore. Coventor Randolph had i*in*l hi*
proclamation, offering a reward for the
capture of an escaped horse thief, and
tic wagoners, who had seen the des
cription of the convict, thought they
discovered a close resemblance Is-twis-n
the man on the fence and the escaped
A-lon. So thoroughly satisfied were tln-y
hat tln-y would receive the reward for
his arrest that they r*iprmehe<l anil nn
nouuneed that he was tln-ir prisoner.
Oncof ln m proposed. o In- crin k'd hi*
wagon whip, to give him a thrashing and
tln-n let him go, hut hi* companion pro
testisl that it was proper to ascertain
whether he was tin- guilty party Is fore
intlieting tin- punisliiin-nt, and proposed
to take him to tin-resilience of Governor
Randolph, which was near hv. and get
hi* advice. Aif-ordlngly. they man lnsi
tln-ir prisoner up to tin- house, and
knocking at tlie front door, a servant
made Id* appmraoe, of whom tln-y jn
"1* your master at home? "
Tin- servant <qw nisi hi* ev< - in aston
ishment at the inquiry, and replied,
pointing to tin- governor
" That'* master I"
It is *aiil that the governor tln-n
promptly confirmed tin- statement of the
si-rv.-uit. and ioin'il ln-artily in the laugh
that MmM. He tltcn Md the man
who had priqiewwd to whip him without
the opjMrtunitj of defen-e to remain
outsiife and lie would send him refresh
ments. at the same time unbuttoning hi*
coat, exposing a pair of pistols, and re
marking that he should certainly have
U-e-d them liail an attempt In-en made to
carry the threat of eas ligation Into ex
ecution. The other wagoniT In- invited
in to join him in a hot hr-akfat.— Char-
InttmiU* ( I'd.) ('hronflr.
Provision for the Insane.
Placing the insane population at forty
five thousand. it is safe to estimate that
eighty per cent. nre supported at the
puhlii charge, and ninety-five cent,
in buildings maintained by public charge
or endowment. Tles- building* cost in
round pumliers 935,00n,00n. sum equal
to ft.ooo for each inmate. Of tlii* ex
fx-nditure, ?1.5.(100,000 ha* |x*-n made in
tlie last t<-n years. In the Kasti-m Stat-s,
nine asylum* may be named that cost, in
the aggregate, tU.OUO.OM, i-qual to the
suin of ♦.t.tgsi for eai-h in*ane inmate.
TJiose who regard the luxuries and ap
pointmenl* of a first-class hotel as fur
nishing all that ran lie desired in the
way of liodily comfort, may be aide to
form an idea of the luxury of surround
ing* this place*. ~r ought to place, at the
command of each ininnte, when they are
told that f-n of tlie most expensive and
luxurious hotels are built and cqtiit>|>ed
at a cost of fl.fltlO for each guest. Com
mon sense tells us that tills vast expen
diture is not necessary. 1-uxurv i-annnt
replace human skill. Now in England,
with a hard working governmental su
pervision, which controls the erection ot
buildings as well as the personal can- ol
the inmate*, we find modem a*ylum*
construetid at one-tenth the maximum
and one-half the minimum cost of m-ent
American hospitals. —Nirtr York Ob
an* r.
The Andre Xonnment.
Mr. Cyrus W. Field h*s pnrrhxeed ths
land st Tsppsn, N. Y., where M*jor John
Andre wss exeeuteii Ortidier 2, I'tWl, snd is
hsving piepsml to lie plsrcd on the ssme s
stone, nn th* front of which will lie in
scribed :
tl-r* '11—). Ortotier J. I7SO,
Major litis AXDRK. Nt th* HrOi*h Army,
who. entering lb* An-ertesn lines
on ■ *eers SIIMK)! I* ttrn—lirt Arnold,
for Urn *nrr<-ndsr of West I' IM I,
*u taken |>rteoner, tried and omdetoi.ed s* a spy
Hl* death.
tbnngb tnmrdlng to the stem code c.f war,
moved even hi* eiieml—> to put,
snd both armies monrned th- I*l*
of one so pnnng snd so tirsve.
In UWI his rwnsln* were removed to Wmtiolnstor
A linndted years aft - r hie - aer-ulloa
* ettiaee of the stsle* aasln-t ohieh be fa(hl
piaeed tbt* *Sno alaive the spot wher* be Up ;
Hot to perpetniile the record of trtf,
Hot In token ol those better sentiment*
r WTbloh have etniw united two nation*.
On# In race. In language, and in r*lt*ton ;
With the aarneot hope that 'hi* ftletolli union
Will never he broken.
—Jk ISm ff * Ays a-rrdeg Ihww Sf WVi - inSaW—.
[ <M fbt knA ,
Hum Uerymw reran, ev insntern mwtilh Isngnnt.
- I ttgg <JA*<M I. !*S.
J On A# Ayr *Me. j
"Thaappol the ueuiral ground.
Who dted ft* be bs ! Ilvnd,
Unvoted to Ul* awrrto* of bl* eeuutrr.-*
; O* Me rlftl M4*.j
" He ws* more unfortunsle luan e-iniinal ;
da seoornpllab—l man sad galUntofßser"^
"H# died aaivsraaltp set—ad and anlerrsallt
An lalsriior with the CshitmhS s,
Of Iran. Ilrlrraa.
I was not long since on my way to
Greenfield, Mass., wiien my attention
was attracted by a little woman In the
scut on the opposite side of the car from
where I was sitting. She was apparently
nlxiut fifty years of age (though In fie-t
much older), of sandy complexion, regu
lar features, pleasing, sprightly ex ores- |
•ion of countenance, short, ntuliffc curls
sprinkled with gray, plainly dressed it,
bloi-k, rather travel-worn, yet quick in
movement and r<*tlcssly fidgeting, I
tlmtiglit, about the station where she
wnnt"d to stop, which proved to be
Soiitb Decrficld.
With niy accustomed politeness to the
fair sex or whatever age or condition, as
MSUI as I comprehended the cause of Iter
perplexity I bxik my "I'nthfindcr." and
leaning across the aisle said to her; "It
is at South Heerfield that you wish Ui
stop, is it, mnilmu?''
She at once arose from her place, name
OVT to the <-nt immediately in front of,
me (which then happened to Is- vacant),
and, sitting down with perfect ease and j
self. | xi-s'-s-ion, answered; "Yes, 1 have
telegraphed my son, who lives soin- five
or six miles away, to meet me at South
Heerfield. I left New Orleans several
days ago, and am on my way to visit
my son. who met a charming young lady
at tlu- Northampton water-cure, wlicrc
wc were staying some time ago, and
married li-r, ami he now lives at Ayr.
I am Mrs. General Gaines, with whose
history vou may, perhaps, tx- somewhat
acouaint' d, as I have ls*-n lirought into
rattier undue prominent) beflire tlie pu)-
lic for some year* past,"
She talked on in easy, rapid, self-pos
sessed manner, giving me a hurried
sketch of her contest with lu r op|xine n u
in the great lawsuit for the New Orleans
property, gradually warming up (as she
found nn a willing listener) and jxiuring
forth a st'-ady streamof wit. sentiment,
and chxjucnce, rich, racy and rare, tliat
quite overjxiwered me.
"Yes," she said, with the frankness
and unreserve of a woman of the world,
who lias mingled with men and become
familiar with all phase* of ssx-iety, "I
showfxl them what a little woman could
do, I gained my cage aft'-r thirty years
of toil and trouble, and opposition of all
kind- and from nil ouarters. I gained
uiy suit. It was a home judge from your
own MaM-acliUM-tt* that gave the decis
ion, and a splendid decision it w-as,
covering tlie whole ground and so clear
and so exhaustive tliat everylxidy ap
proved of it. All said it was right and
|Ut. I gained $3.00)1,000 by it.
" But," said I, "do you really expect
to get possession of the property and ,v
-tUaliv reeoVCT the full amount?"
"The United Stat'* Marshal," she re
pli'-d, " stands ready to put me in jxs
si---ion. But when these p<*ir people
come to me. and. with tears in their eyes,
pleadingly a-k. ' Mr*. Gaine-. what shall
we do?' I_ tell them justice lia- tri
umplied. You persc uted me for thirty
year*, but 1 have gained my case. Now
mercy comes to the front. Go home to
your pro|>erty. I will appeal to the
legislature to adopt some systi-m of re
lief lam willing to compromise for
sa.4oo.nno iu ten-vear installments. I
liave piialgi-i myself, as a thank-offering
to my Maker, who ha given m< - success,
to spend the p-t of my day* in doing all
the gixwl I can. I have -bown tliem
what a little woman enn do in an un
u-u.-il an<l uncongenial spliere. Is it not
always so? As Christian civilization
progresses woman conies to the front."
And she roe from h<T seat with the in
•piration of lur theme "And now."
said she, " I tell them I am going to
show them how n lit tie woman can re
form tlie politicians."
I laughed heartily at the idea and did
not hesitate to intimate, very tdainly.
that she would find that a much harder
jot> than conquering in the Gaines suit.
" I'll tell you how I'll do it." said she.
" I have not moved in Washington so
ciety for nothing. 1 know its weaknesses
and it* strength, its ins and outs, its dis
ease and it.* n-medv. I'll build a mam
moth hotel in Washington and I'll make
the term* *n low that no member of Oon
gre- *hall have an excuse for not bring
ing his wife with liirn. that thev may
thu fulfill the legitimate ihwtiny
which God ilesirn<sl for them: and tliu*
the f'wt'-ring evil which gnaw* at the
V'Ty vitals of nx-h-ty al the capita! of
the nation will be cured."
Thus she went on. not in a blase man
ner. for though *h* talked rapidly, and
gesticulated, and *t<**l up and moved
ilxiiit. it was all so properly and grace,
fully done that tlie Other passenger* had
no tuapicion who the speaker was. or
what was the subject of our conversa
tion. f/rnry laringiUmr. in 110/ ton Cou
rier. '
Drinking Assal In Tarn.
In Srntmfr, Mr. Herbert 11. Smith
give* the first of his paper* on Brsxil,
announced some time ago by that magaiiae
He thua (Inscribe* a characteristic scene in
the I'ara market:
Otwerve these baskets of black berries,
like grape* in color and *)*•; they arr tlie
fruit of the A*m< palm, the alender. graceful
Firterpf that we saw on the river-hanka.
(hw sometimes hear* an alliterative pro
"Quern vein pars Parapamn;
" Queru hshw Assai tteoo;"
which we may tranalate as Mrs. Agasait has
" \Vtin eatee to ram was glad to stay;
" Who dmnlc assai went never away."'
It is well, then, for us to learn how thi*
famous tinA/i <f nmti is made.
In a dark little ahed at the back of the
court, two mulatto women are ruhhing ofl
the black pulp of the berriea in great howl*
of water, cruahing them vigorously with
their bare hands and purpling their arm*
with the chocolate like juice. After the first
hatch has been nihhed out, the liquid i* de
canted from the hard nuts to another lot
of berries: these latter being treated in like
manner, tne resulting thick soup ia strained
through a wieker-work sieve and dealt out
to the eager customers.
Yaa ; the Awvrionmw will haTe assai mm
ossvoar,- so the little nhirtlen* son scampers
off after sugar ; ordinary customer* at the
stand are of the lower claswm, who drink
their two rents' worth of aasai with only a
little minclines meal byway of seasoning.
In the forest, where ug*r wss scarce and the
fruit plenty. I learned to like it quite aa well
so mywelf; its briak, nutty flavor is rathe r
spoiled by the sweetening. However, our
new oomer* mar prefer the civiliavd side;
so the sugar is added, and wa take a tasted
the rich liquid. Even the squeamish ones
empty (heir bowls, and begin to suggret to
themselves the pnwHhility of entertaining
another half-pint. Talk no mow of nher
liet snd ginger heer and aoda water; here
i after We abjure them all, if we may hut
have our purple assai. And observe—a*
Mr. Weller ha* It—that " UV wery fillin'."
One can make a respectable lunch id it and
| nothing else.
IK the Moon Inhabited}
The attention M to whether tlir* moon
in inhabited by organic Icings—if not
lik' those that live on our own gIole,
at b*net of a kind specially adapted by
tlndr Htniotur<- and nature for <-xiat ini<
under the very different physieal condi
tion* that obtain on our satellite—is one
that ha* attracted attention for age*, and
one, too, tlint ha* l.w-n argued pro and
oon wit !• great ability by many learned
and eminent men. Ihe opinion of near
ly all scientist* of tlie priwtit day, how
ever, IK tliat the ni(x>ri is a " dead planet
and that, inasmuch a* she haa hut a
alight and very rare atmosphere. and
that, ax a consequence. no water exist*
on her surface, *h<- j. entirely unfitted to
jx- the dwelling place of any organic te
ing* wliatever—at leant of any kind* that
our mind* can form any conception of.
On the other hand, those who take the
opposite view argue (to u*e the word*
of I tick) tliat " matter appear* to have
tieen created chiefly in KUliftcrvicncy to
mind; and it ia highly improbable that
the Creator would leave a glolw con
taining a surface of 15,000,000 square
miles altogether destitute of scnsitivc
and intellectual Is-ings.Jesjxßc.-ially when
we heboid it* surface diversified nni
ailorned with u ha vast assemblage of
picturesque and sublime wenerv, and
when we consider that every department
connected with our globe i* people) with
sentient Is-ing* of every description. Al
though wn* and rivers and a dense at
mosphere are not to he found connected
with the lunar orb, and although some
of it* arrangements are different from
thone of the earth, yet tbewe el rcu in
stance* form no valid objection to the
moon Is-ing inhabit'd. for the Creator
'•an in all case* adapt the inhaldtant
to the nature of the habitation pro
vided for h iin. as lie has adapt'*) the
idrds for winging their flight through
the air, the fish'-* for gliding in the
water, and man and quadrupeds for
raveling the dry land."
A lirnnken Deer.
It is stated by nn authority tliat the
deer—at anv rat'' the French decr--for
all liia amiable qualities gets drunk.
Itut only at this time of the year. lie
then 'throw* himself with avidity'
upon certain tender sli'sits containing a
juice which ferments in id* stomach and
intoxii-ates him to such an extent tliat
lie -trays from his u-uai haunts and
' follows his nose.' Thus it came to
pass that a deer 'in liquor' was dis
covered by a feasant, also 'in liquor,'
lying 'dead drunk' in a ditch on the
road to the village of Queue-en-Brie.
The peasant, delighted at the godsend,
tied the deer's fegs together with a
bamlkcrch'ef. and, having hoi-ted the
animal on Ills shoulders, prepared to
carry him off. The dw-r. rntiMil from
lii- drunken sleep tiy this treatment, )*•-
came so troublesome that the peasant,
who was of an inventive turn, took off
his blouse, pa—.'<l it over the deer's
bend and improvised hv means of it a
sort of strait-jackct, which paralyzed
the lwast's movements. He had just
finished th-s'- intelligent proceedings
wlun he jsrceivsl two ginlann<-. who.
without more ado, request's] to Is- fur
ni-lied with lii- name and addm-a, in
view of legal proceeding*. In themean
while the deer. whose f<-*-t iiad been un
tied. -c;in|e re<i off. a little em harnM*-d
hy the hloU-e. to hi* dor- and family
whose consternation at bis strange ap
pearance may is- readily imagined. lie
p-olmhly had a lead time of it when he
reached Ids own quarter*. while the
|-asant had to reckon with the legal
nut lioritii-s. Thus we se<' how a dwr. an
well as a man. got into trouble througfc
drink.— Ml if all (Jazcll>.
" Greening*."
A youth living on Bagg street rolled
an apple liarrcj to th<' curlistone tlie
other aftcrncMin. filled it with cobble
stone-. headed it tip and marked the bar
rel "Greening*—handle c arefully." The
youth retinal to await further arvelop
ui< nte, and they soon came. A sawdust
wagon > ame along, and the driver jumped
down and t<sik a long look nt tlie barrel.
He probably rcaeoncsl that it hail Ix-oo
delivered by a grocer, and he doubt
les* wondered why it had not been rolled
into the cellar. Ihisk was coming on.
and the man drove off. In a quarter o
an hour he returned. " Greening*" wort
there yet. gnd he dmvearound the square,
took the taiMs.ard out of his wagon, and
at length drove up eloee to tlie barrel.
No one was in sight, and lie made a dash
for the nrtae. lie probably expected a
ratb'T lieavy Jiff, but when he felt the
weight of those cobblestone* bis surprise
must have lioen great. He gave one
awful lurch, lifted the barrel about an
inch, and as his fingers raked over the
hoops he groaned in agony and leaped
into hi* -wagon a* if a dog had been
reaching for hi* coat-tails. At various
time* during the night vehicles were
heard halting and driving suddenly
away, hut when day btoke the " green
ings ' were still there, though only two
hoops were left on the barrel.—/ Tree
"Editorial Ed Mem."
A lawyer keep* his own counsel.
Not hard to take—Garden sauce.
A pretty >rascal—A number one
Wlioop skirts are much worn on the
Fair one, if you don't want some fei
, low to steal your heart, you must steel
it yourself.
A perpetual-mot ion watching marl im
—A mother with several marriageable
It s nw..y amusing o examine th
mans of tlie different ral.way line* am
find on each one their own road cor. ven
icntly represented as direct . tin
bird flies." and al. competing no
( rooked as a rani's bom or the streets o
Tlie editor who wrote what he in
tended to be a complimentary pnragrap]
concerning a lwitlc-scarred soldier, vn
hail honored his sanctum with a call
wa* exasperated beyond measure ca
taking up his paper tlie following mora
Ing. 'and seeing his fine effort utter I,
ruinoil by the intelligent
making it owl, a " nattle-*cared wfl
' dler."~ CMrmpn cbwMwmwaf A lirrtxmr. H
In every walk of Hfrthepresent luanifl
and its attendant Ills have taking a
—a dangerously deep—root. Some Isdlifl
on tlie south side have undertaken (■
make two thousand calls in twotb-maanS
quarter hours A boy on the west siilH
was rescued from the pantry whore I H
was trying to eat three thousand quart-■
pie* in three thousand quarter
Ilia mother ahowed him nn quiul#r. HQH
lie got no syrapatliy from lilt gisteti a*H
his cousins and his sunU. gig