Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, April 12, 1877, Image 1

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:nch4-76 .., . . TOWANDA. PA. -
• .-.
- OFFICE.—Means Building (over Powell'elßuro.
•imch9-76 TOWANDA, PA.
Fli - e arnl Lire Insurance In 'first-class companies,
rotor with Patrick.& Foyle, Towanda, Pa.-ifeb.M.J
& v. LITTLE,
(Mee over Deckers rrovislon Store, Main stir+)
Towanda, Pa., ArriilB, 76.
oirti,--Maln-st.. four doors North of Ward House.
Pram let, in Fupromo ("nun )
L i l-nn , ylvanta and United TOWANDA, PA
ei'Pr Montanyes Store. : rtnay67s
A TTO : I2.'rE 1"-A T-L .4 Ir
12.157 i:
'l;l'7'9RlE rS-A A Tr.
Tow:noir:, Pa.
Jtyl7-73. p
In !,i.i.rurr, Block
611.. e with 'Dal Ir. Cara,) Lan, Towanda, Pa.
f -, _ :
c first kor sziut.l/ of C. B. l'a:ch
.r. Nov, IN„:11.
. 1,. HILLIS,
wAtt, Smith & 3147tiany.-. [1,01,11.77,
rThRNE y AND r,puysEr,on-A
r 11,41; 1 wo L0r..11,.!
M4y 1K ro;,nr.til
If. rinan.
.ATT , JRNEi - S-AT-LA Iv,
INDA. PA. 011 1 -e In Tracy & NOWA Block
t..vcar,el3,, Pa.. 339. in. - 1 , ,76.
• r LAw, PAI Wli;
t,+ tot.itte-ot cotro , trd to tits cart- In Brat: tetra,
am! 11:yatring CouLtie,. VI9CC nlth
El! I
L; LA3M,
;•.liections pnnnittty teLd :1 :0
T. INVAN A.. PA. Having et`,
it th!.o their prnft , ,tonal
to - th^ pul)7l, : prelal attetitl.nt given to
trithatt•- ant it , gl , lter'si
4. tIVEUTON., JR. .(a;01.70) N. C. F:I..SBREE.
- til tir.t of IL* Etrf.t
lank, up-,tair,.
4 Tr(!RSI:1-S-AT-Li
.7% I. Tit A( V 5; .N . ottLk...; - , ' N, MAIN STRttT,
,TowA .ND a, PA
f )1] n Pul , ll e Square,
1 ).'VIES S.:-C1 . 1:NOpIIIN,
T 1' ET, A : f - TORNEY-AT-LAW.
.1 , po•par‘nl to practice 311 branchem Gf
mFlrscric (entrance on out ti
siq.• Towel ';')A.
n P. smiTir, DENTIST,
Tovvauda. Pa.
oa Park - nor:h*ido Public Fiirire.
-I_7 enoi a:1.1 Surgeon. 0111 - 63 over O. A. Slack's
$ • $,5.77 titer-.
$ :1:1$13. 'slay 1. 15::1 -•
1 1 I). PA YNE, M. D., •
. vver .7•lonthuce,'St, , re. lltllrr hoc ry frolnio
t and from 2 to 4,-1...M. Sperial
of the Eye and
r:57 PI A v A .VD SURGE 03
~ver Ilr,Purter do S , des Drug' Store; Towanda
A. .
1). 1.i.-11()DSO.N . DENTIST. -
~.• , ' II sod after,Scpl.-2.i. may be found in tho
..1; Ti.w rooms' on Iliol-tmr 5,..t Dr. Pratt's new
o:'-'0 on , izate - :sttoet. BuSlue's solicited. ''
pt.., -;4:f. - V .
IN, .. ~,.„„ ~..
D. 1‘ P..,1_, i', 11F.NTIST.—PIECC
. • over M. I. lico.cnn.hrs, Towanda. Pa.
T-•-zh te,l on flohlASlleer. Robber. and . Al
t !:.•,ioni hay, Teeth extracted without yaln. •
• ••• •. 34-7'.::
. Tfr;e
I , IY
b:.,(14. over Kent & Watrols* store,
I•' •Nv prl•are•l to do all klrula ctt deutad Work.
P- al,•• put in a new . gas.aparatus.
.e . • •• •
1 1 .1 A TTON, A g nts for
I ^ .••••c No. 3 J; riffith & Pat tou7s Block, Bridge Sig,
STarch 2171. .
IN - ST . rt, A. AGENC Y
NI .1)?. , 5-7v• I
1,;(;4. 1876.
Lain Slr.a, opy4eile the Vourt Mule.
INSl:RAN jk rtnq ATI ,G,E.NCY.
Companies represented :
Pitch it Tit fl 9, Ai IMADIf
Pure Wines and Liquors, for Medicinal Purposes
BorAlac,EctEcTic & IlouceotAnitcliEsiEbrEs,
And all genuine popular Potent Medicines.
Sash,Paint,Varnish,Whitewash, Coun4r,
Horse, Mane, Shbe,ScrMing, .
And all kinds.of brushes.
• • 'of all sizes. •
- Pre;criptlons carefully conitg, at all hours
o f d a y ar o night, njwn Sunday. for Prescriptions
from 910 in. A }t.„ l 2 to 1' awl 5 to it, r. N.
Dr. Porter c:,11 G cuusulted a livretorore
0115 re. I'mayl37s
Rose, or Aottionrs Fire, Eruption. anq
Eruielve ,li,ea , e; of the Ado. rleeraLloni of l i k e
Liv. r, St..oLleb.
bloze!e.s. Tomer , . Tettcr; Salt Itheran.
the 1:,
i“: 1%.
;Rim 2,1,1 rEcriii••
rhili;li. and mf.reurial
4;,lterA atid for Purifying
the Din ii
Vith the /..4..1 , 'N and ire l, ,1 h the
efnc-1(-!,,::s • , 11ein? yt.: kn.,nu fvr toe /.‘
4:tz•ratire vff , e! (f e 1..% Is wllll,-.
It I- 11,11;1 a: to to* Larrnb•sa rc c.:l to eh idrrix, It
• •:I:1 •.efft.f.t:ut! purg t wiz fr.. 171 01 ,- ! •y..toin
li.- r• rn:ptf*m~ n arl[ •Ic~-rL•DI[.
to 3...:th S' a--r
rout(l.•ric, whirls prwrittwilt phy.slclan, al!
m-..r ill , : In 11,;.11:,,V0
C, rats' al.• • at te- tiog It- hay. , :1.-run:al:Lt
=3 : 4 l..and are c. , ci,tantly Iwing received. anemia:any
. !,,f [ltem: C 1,5 are ptiY... , ly r,. tLey furtti,b
IcrArductug evitl. 11 , ••• of th , ! , :lie!rl-rity of U,L,U Sar-
sapariaa oler e% ery ; :i!tLrative in-•dicine
inown, that we ne, d do no than to a , ,ztri the
I,n! tilat the 1 ,,, t rinall:les it 113 i ever jwy—e , se,l
ice strictly
R'iLsll , 4lAr.L•Y, PA
rimpAltrn r.r
DR. J. C. L.rwELL.
Jaly 7.7,7 G
kLD ity ALL Dl:rtpdsr:-. EvEitywHERE.
I 1
. E r d •E TINE!
Sot - :II M.ty
1:. Xt. r, nR.
1));S: ha \ coll-m.. , rat,:.• r!.7,:e
V1 , :F.71 , F.. For .lc-(* , 1 -h. g , tieral
a. 14 In.pure Vtf•Ert L .fr. t: , r
1ta.e..v, , r11-• - !. I oa:rt. Le , l
1 1 .aking Y EGv - rt v al” tit air ~! 'Zro , •r f-w nae
at,: :ay 1.1,
.ionditton a. at :l. pro..ent :lay:. It will ::f7 , r4: tnr
llira.or: to giv.• any tart her particulars relative to
it hat this go(.1 g., any one
.4 all or :A dm., me t.,y 256
S. Its-iyAY.VE
sPIPTONI: 4 .—NV ant of app,i Ire. rlsinx of
a'fiii - wlndfl-1 4 i lo• stonia , h, ;1( - 1(11:3 - of :11, •doioacti,
tira . rtliaro. an., and uhiteno—
the tlioriling. in Inc stnnianh
nh.i kowels, railiOlog and p.tio ; rin•-
ti‘enn , s„ ‘rhl,h 1, 0. ,a , !oriailvit.o.rvipt-d 1,, II;ar•
g,r the tirtil•.• The i' , clammy.
(4 - 1:4, a ,(ur or bitli'r I fo Tivot
are wateri , i - A•11. ion of the heart,
411-orgle,r of ill- ..eto.ti., i , eeing
Thi•ret, gen-,rat imizaor and
to- , ion to itio:inti ilo;-,tirot of Ow ilk
sle,p, and trig:Erni il:eapros,
Jan. 1, 1875
117:i It It Mt,„. jai,. 17, 17,•:.
J. R. St.frf na.
iit —I have had dyqv• in it, wort.t
frlnn for th- Inq ten ptars, and have taken It•ta
-0,,, ut d sv..tth of int•thcift , -
7 , •.1,t4• 13.41 ethim.,,red to,kinz
V . I.GETI t, 1111112 inyhealth has
,tradify in: proved. My fowl digv.t. welt. and
),31 - 0 gained Ilrleen pwil.d, ut flesh. The re fare
t,iveral Itt her:. in dill plat,e taking thtt htt
have otttalnA relief.
,Overseer of Card Room, Portsmouth co.'s Mdr.4
Mr; 11. R• Steret+4
I)E.ATI Si n—Throlizh the mlyleeaml earnest pc'r
,Mla-mo of the 1:-v. E. S: 11e..t. of thli , plat'''. I hate
-hiien. takirilz N'Ec.E:TIN t: ft;r 11::,treplia, 'or Whilst' I
iii"t• satrere.l for venrs. I hase n ,, .4 "My t‘vo hot
tl4s, and already feel myself a nest ,toam
i • -
.It,l;Teet folly.
i. . 141t..1. W. CA.If.TI:I:.
iC INC( !: NATr. Nov. '26,
Jir 1I R Strrrnß :
n—the two bottle,: nr CK4ETINE fur ,
rttphed wir by your agent -toy wife has used with
great b..liefit. For a loos tittro ~he has boon
bled with dlzzille,s and rostivene-s; these troubb.s
ar i, how e ntir e ty removed by She use of 111 , "
E. She was also troubled with dysriPp , le and
goner-a: debility. and has been greatly Ilene() [led.
TI 10M AS 1.4 IL MORI%
• Wainiit S:reet. •
r . Lf. R. Shrens :
PEAR Stn—l Will most cheerfully add myi testis
rntiLy - to the great nflinher you have already re
celied In favor of y o ur gr,3l and good medicine.
for I do not thl,:k enough can be. said In its 'pmts.:.
0. 1. wal troubled over thirty years with
arradrul disease.Catarrh;atid hail such bad cough
ing spells that It would seem as though I could
never breathe any more, and VEGE - rtsiclias cured
out : and I do feel to thank God nll the time that
th'ere Is so good a inedinine_4l V.Eq1.:71.:E. and I
al.. think It oue of the he,t medicines fur coughs
and weal sinking feelings at tile stomach. and' ad
viSe evrrybody to take VEG E, for I can assure
then tt Is une of the best medicines that ever wits.
'Mita. 1.. GORE.
Corner Magazine and Walnut Street..
Cambridge, Mass.
CHIA nLtsiows - , Maslc, March 19, 18.9
I•I R Sirrvna :
Thia k to cr.rtify that I hare used yoar ' 6 lll , or!
I'S.parallon" EGETINFiin my family for several
years * and think that, for Scrofula or C.snkerous
II tri"rs or Itiv.umatk alfe , tlons.- it cannot he ex
celled: and as a t,;4,41 purilicr and spring nod lri ue.
it the bent thing I hart. ever and 1 hare
used alcars4 es - ,.rythlng. .1 can cheerfully recom
mend it
_to any one in n.ed of such
i r i r lirrrS; n goLP PT 4rILWa9TOTS
S. W. ALVORD, Piiblishei.
Dray and Wickes.
Corner Main and Pine Sts., Towanda, PA.
(Established over a quarter of a Centiiribl
. Wholesale and Retail Dealer in •
All articles trarranta aR repreAeneccl
Scrofu'a an.l all S , r , q'tilcits (11,,a,eci7rssl
Mit Sarsaparilla IA a nmabinati..ii r.! %,•g ,t 3,0.
• are Yi'i.'nl}•e'otri tArptil that It
TLo teputa:lun It en:opi •riVi.lfrum cnro.,
l' and .t n2'? - 11P a 1 Clv,r.ll,
Very rest..etfi:Th...
31 , 0:1:01-7 PARKEPZ,
:: , •]LAtil&u.s street
t rut y
NAT/C1i;115,4., JIIIIC 1. 1s
Ynarm resit-rtfolh•.
Mrti,z. A. A. DISSMOICE,
spoke a little lady
Aged five;
"I've tumbled up my over-dress
Sara as I'm alive I
My dress came from Paris;
We sent to Worth for it; •
Mother says she calls It .
Such a lit !"
Quick there piped another .
Little voice
'•• I dldn't send for dresses,
Though I had my choice;'
thave got doll that
Came from Paris, too;
It can walk and talk as
Wen as 3tm.!•,
Still till now, there. sat one
•i l,lttlegirl t 1
• - Siiiiple as a snow-drop,
_ Without a flounce or curl:
Modest as a primrose •
- Soft, plain hair hiushed hick, ..
On ;11. - ; little party
Dr. , p;‘,..1 a spoil':
All thy ft.ttnees
• Itilstled ‘t here they fell;
In h r la ,, ari;44vg.wn,
a , 'a II wqr
dun u.
k my h •art be,ougAit, her,
"1,1- aval
!:11,tt1 , ,t11
1:1 an :Or !,..:•,:t . ••an,
t. Litt 4• (Airyr.r...l . •r• fly.
7a ..r ;• p•l' Y: , •! rr••wr; tw!„ hitty
11, , ,..W.1 l ;;7:vl:y th, 13121 - ;
a.•ger I> rt• pr. tly
It m ::r me .!./
• :-N•ov n-Ind and 'wind
T.nigr,n;,• furth, r And
Was it Worth a Leg ?
It was in the autumn of the year
1:82 that a surgeon in : Boulogne, of
the name of4ltivrilie Lefebvre, re
ceived a letter; nit hearing any Q.:
nature, requesting him to, repair on
the following day to a country house
which was situated
. on the road lead
ing to Callas, and to bring along such
instruments as would be required for
performing , an operation. Lefebvre
was at that period well known as a
distinguished Ind successful operator;
so, indeed, that he was not
unfrequently sent for from great dis
tances. .11c had served fora consider
able time in -the navy, and his man
ner.i hail th , •refore :equired a certain
degree of bluntness; but when you
once became acquainted with him
you could not help liking him •for
the natural and unaffected goodness
of his heat t.
lie Ava s . naturally .somewhat sur
prisod at this anonymous communi
cation ; for.. although the time and
place were, as already stated, Men
tio:led with great minuteness, there
was no clue afforded by which the
writer could be identified. He there
fore came to the conclusion that
some of his jocular friends Were mak
ing flin of him. •
Three days afterward he again re
ceived a similar summons, but4oireh
ed in more pressing terms than the
first, .mul he was informed that at
nine &Clock ifithe 'Morning a carriage
would be sent to brim -, him to the
place where lie was anxiously . , ex
pected. Accordingly-next morning,
sure enough, on the last ' s`roke of
nine a.carriagc drove, up to his door.
The doctor no longer made any hesi
tation, but
_at once took his seat in
the earriage. As he was getting in
he inquired of the coal:human where
he, was to be taken, but the man ap
peared 'either not to know or did not
choose to tell ; as he spoke in En
g,lisn, Lefebvre said to himself, "So
it is an Englishman to whom I am
summoned," and -he accordingly pre
pared himself for any „exhibition of
eccentricity on the part one of that.
--nation, which even now -is so little
understood by continentals. At
length the carriage stopped ; and the
doctor hastened into the houSe.
•• He was received at the enhance
by a fine-looking young . man of about
twenty-five years of age, who re
quested him to walk into a large and
handsome room on the first door.
His accent showed him to be an. En
glishman, The following conversa
tion then ensued between them : ,
"You tiave fjqt.fig Te l " eo+l the
g f lerkd Norio.
But tlo celer or her dress area
Black—all black.
Swift she glanced around with
Sweet surprise ;
Bright and grave the look that
Widened In her eiss.
To entertain the party
Shs lutist do lier'sliare,
As If tied had sentilicr
Stow' she thei
SlVid a trillium thinking,
IVith crossed ltand•~.
How sly': best might meet the
. Company's demands.
Grave and sweet the iiitrpezie
To the child's yoke given:
" / have a little Mother
(k to :leaven :"
11 ippy
giv, to IL,
Tli,e !ugh:: p,:,r. centnigo,
snet•:n...• yoor grrtee,
%%oril fu a
- I'h•!n♦ in 11-irte•.lrwke
s:ip. y•••• ,!ip my Kitty.
a ,, 41 atol Whit.
All pl;y.
TAngA, •art al,tl mind
KU!) •-•n i, •r, :h..
No 071 lay !ko.3Wlrtl::
yo•I vo:a . y. • (•••ttyletely,
Wlt^r,for- I,..l.•re:fore sicrolly
If thl: way
I IN Cl It a. , I ruy I
At,. •r , filtOng
11 , 3 - try a •art t while rltting ;
Kitt) • 414.y.,1:rk-w 4 , r e ar,
:p -art there?
I a+❑ In a vh!
I k 111 cm, -4113 r
Svw •ts.. dkop• last thread llnvri
fry,:nn, , .1- w to part
rxnkt Own that In my -
I ant 1,1 liqg np nil Iwart ?
WI:,-1 and v.•,:a(l I I (1 , 0 not rare
< :.k. (.r cr( - 4n. and I uitt hear :
y,•tt t‘lud
1 n.. ./r c n krop it :
y •11 r that cat n 0,71 it
11 , 1 V r:OSV tUthirAC
Tana:led. lar,;T:rd are the twain ;
kf• , .:!+,-tht n fr or agatti
—.l":os.trt Buchanna 4 .1
~-1- l ic- , t,rll;lllellti..
" I 4niver y midi obliged to you
for the trouble you Lave taken in
coming here," rejoined the English
man.- ".Be so good as to seat your
self st thelable, where you will find
chocolate, Coffee or wine, in case you
would like to ;Partake of anything
before commencing operating."
" But first show me the patient. I
wish to satisfy myself that an opera
tion is absolutely necessary."
"his necessary, Monsieur Lefeb
rre ; pray be seated, I have entire
confidence in you; only Haan -
to me.
Here is .o purse containing 100 gui
neas, which I offer you as a fee for
the operation you are asked to per
form, no matter what the l result may
be. In case of your refusing Cora
pliance with my request, you see this
pistol. It is loaded . , and you are in
my power. As I iiopb for salvation
I will blow your brains - out."
, "Sir, I am not to be deterred from
doing what I consider proper by any
fear of your pistol. But ivhat do you
desire? What =I expected to do ?"
"You mist cut my right leg off."
" With all my heart,!' answered the
surgeon, thinking that this was a
characteristic specimen of these , mad
Ehglish; "and your arm, alSo, if nec T
essary or desirable. However, unless
I am greatly, mistaken, your leg - is
perfectly sound: I saw you walking
downstairs with the greatest; activity.
What can be the matter with your
leg ?".
" Nothing; but it must come oft"
"Sir, you are mad."
"That ; , is no concern of yours,
Monsieur 'Lefebvre."
" What harm ca,u that handsothe
limb have done?'''
".None at all; still you must make
up your mind - to amputate it."
"sir, 1 have no acquaintance with
you.; give me some proof that you
are in sound Mind," demanded the
yoti consent to, my wishes,
:llonsier Left...9vre?"
-As soon as you can assign any
adequate or reasonable motive for so
unnecessary an operation."- -
"1 can i not at. present
4 enter into
any explztnation; in a year, perhaps,
I will du so. But I will-bet you, sir,
that then you will acknowledge that
my rcnsons or my.present seemingly
xtravagant conduct are most pure,
manly and even rational."'"
"It is quite impossible for me,"
remonstraVal the surgeon, " to com
ply until you tell -me your. name,
place of residence, position and fam
ily." f'
"You shall be made acquainted
with all these particulars at some in
turo time, but not at present. I beg
-ou to consider in a man of honor."
" A man of honor does not utter
unjustifiable threats against his doc
tor. I have to perform a duty even
toward you, who are a stranger to
reasons for refusing to ac
cde to' ytiur absurd request are, as
yoa must admit, sound and just. Do
you to be the murderer of an
innocent father of a large. family ?"
Well, Monsieur Lefebvre," re
plied' the Englishman, taking up the
pistol,-,." I will not tire upon you;
and yet I will compel you to cut off
this leg. 1114 you refuse to do to
oblige me, through love of gain, or
through fear of a- bullet, you shall do
throu•di humanity."
"how so, sir ?"
" I intend to shatter my leg with
thiS pistol, and that, too, before your.
eyes," answered , : . the Englishman,
who accordingly seated himself,
cocked his pistol, and then took de
liberate aim at his knee joint.
Lefebvre rushed forward to pre
-*vent him, but; the Englishman coolly
e:;c1:1 i tiled :
Do not come near; if you do 1
tire. Now, only answer me this pies.
Li o n : Po you wish to prolong my
sufkrin,- needlessly ?"
" Sir, you are mad," answered the
doctor in despair; "but have your
own way ; Lam ready to do as you
• Ever 3 thing was ready for the op
eration.. As soon ,40)the surgeon
took up his instruments the. English
man lighted his cigar, - and declared
thatlie would smoke until the opera
tiOn - was concluded, He kept - his
word. The lifeless leg rested on the
floor,but still the Englishman smoked
on. The operation had been per
formed in a most masterly manner,
and, thanks to 1)r. Lefebvre's -ill
and attention, tile patient
e soot be
arae perfectly recovered,. al lough
he, of Jourse,. had to be supplied
.with a wooden It'!' , He rewarded the
surgeon, whom he had learned to es
teem more :itid more every day,
thanked him with tears in his eyes
'for the great obligations..undef ‘ whieh
Ire had laid him, and in a short time
started for England.
• Aliout two months after. his pa
•tient's departure, the doctor received
the following letter from England . :
‘• Inclosed you. will receive a token
of my boundless e•ratitude—a bill of
exchange on my banker in Paris.for
t; 500 francs. You have rendered me
Vie happiest of men by ridding me
of a limb which was an obstacle in
the way of my . happiness. Learn,
then, the reason of what you term
my sadnesS. You assured me 'there
could be,no justifiable motive for so
singular a mutilation.. , I offered yoii
a wager,mnd I think you were right
in refusing it. After my second re
turn from the East Indies 1 became
acquainted with Susan Black, the
most accomplished and fascinating
of women.. Her fortune and family
were such as met the
,entire apprOba
'tion of my parents. - As. for me - I
.thought only. of her charms.
.It 3
~ :wit
`soon happy enough '..0 gain her affec
tions- 7 -a fact which she• did not !at
tempt to deny '• but site at the same
time firmly refused to . become - my
wife. In.vain did I beseec' her . to do
so; in vain did her relations second
my desire. She was inflexible. For
a long time I could not discover the
reason'of her opposition to a marri
age which she herself confessed
would make her happy; until at laSt
one of her sisters retegled the fatal
secret to me., .f: . / .- :
" Susan was a ma - ryel of beauty,
hut she was so tinforttinate asr to , ha re
lost a leg, and she had consequently
condemned herself to eternal celibacy.
My resolution was 'quickly formed,
and I determined to becciMe like her..
Thanks to you, my dear Lefebvre,
my wishes were soon accomplished.
retpmfil Ifith
.01 — woodoo io: to
London; I hastened to obtain juror-.
mation of Miss Black. The report
had been spread, and I myself had
taken care to write to my friends in
England to the same effect, that I
had had the misfortunCto fracture
my leg, and that amputation had
been found absolutely necessary. Ev
eq one expresk.d the greatest con
cern at my misfortune. Susan faint
ed on theArst occasion of my pre
senting myself. She was for a. long
time'inccibsolable; but at length she
consented to become my wife; It was
only on the morning afte!: our mar
riage that I confessed to her the sac
rifice by means of which I had at
length been enabled to gain her con
sent to be mine. The-avowal increas
ed her love.
"Oh,• my excellent , friend,., had- I
ten legs to. lose I would give them up
for the sake of my beloved Susan.
So !Ong as I
_live rely on my grati
tude. If ever yon visit England do.
not fail to come here, so that I can
make you acquainted with,,,my wife
—and then- tell me 'whether or not
I was out of my senses. .
• "Yours, faithfully,
. . 44 ARTlllal
Onsle.yr Lefebvre gpsivered the .
letteriof . .his English 'friends in the
"Sir;Accept my best thanks for
your very generous present—for sp .
Must term what you. hive sent me,
"havingbeen previously magnificently
remunerated .for my trouble,, as you
Were pleased ro term it. I wish you,
as _well as . your charming wife, all
happiness imaginable: 'True it is,
that to give a leg in exchange for a
berUtiful, tender and virtuous wife is
not too much, provided the ha,ppineli
endures. Adam Sacrificed one of ins
ribs to become possessed of our com
mon mother Eve, and more than one
man has laid down his life for the
sake of his beloved. Notwithstand
ing all this, allow- me to adhere tO
my former opinion. For the present
you are doubtless right, for you arc
now in the honeymoon ;. but at some
future time you will acknowledge the
truth of what I' advanced. 1 beg
yourattention to what I am about to
say. I fear that in two years 'You will
repent of having had 'your leg ampu
tated above the knee joint. You will
think that to have it cut-off lower
down would have been quite suffi
cient. In three years you will be per
suaded that the sacrifice of a foot
would have answered all purposes;
in tour, that of the big toe; in five,
the little toe; and at last you will
have confessed that to have parted
with a nail without, necessity would
have been a piece of egregrious
Ali this I assert without in the slight
est degree impugning the merit of
your admirable helpmate. - In my own
youthful (lays I would at any time
have given my life, for my mistress,
but never my leg, for I should- l bave
feareklirepentance for the rest of my
days. Had I really done so, I should
every moment have said to myself.
Lefebvre, you ate a madman.' With
highest considerations, yours very
In the year 1 i 93,during the Reign
of Terror, the surgeon of Boulogne,
having been accused of being an aril=
toerat by one of his younger profes
sional brethren who envied him and
his practice, was obliged to take ref
uge in London in order to save his
neck from the guillotine. Being
without employ ment or acquaintances
he inquired for the ,reAidence of his
former patient, Mr..oiloy. He was it, and on arriving at the
house he sent up his name, and was
immediately admitted. In a tinge
arm-chair, seated before the tire with
a bottle of wine beside him, sat a
portly personage whose size ,was so
great that it was with difficulty he
could arise to welcome his visitor.
" Welcome, Monsieur Lefebvre,"
exclaimed the huge Englishman
"Po not be offended at my receiving
you in this manner, i,ut my cursed
wooden leg won't allow me to (hi
anything. You have come, no doubt,
my friend;- to see if in the long -run
you were not right." •
"I am a fugitive seeking an asy
lum among you."
"You shalt stay with me,for you are•
really a wise Man pin will console
me. Do you know, my dear Ilefeh
vre, that; had it not been for this
abominable wooden leg rendering me
useless, I shOuld by this time have
horn Admirable of the Blue. I spend
my life reading the newsphpers and
in cursing that 1 am tied here when
everybody else is up and doing. Re
main here; you shall comfort me."
"lone charming wife:can doubt
less do that better thatil ean.".
"Oh, as for that, no. - Her wooden
leg prevents heir from gadding about
and dancing; so "she has, as a re
source, given herAelf up to cards and
scandal.. • There is no possibility, of
living alone with her;, in ctli(ir ' re
spects she is a good cnoiigli woman:"
" What 1 was rightAhen ?." ex
claimed the surge On. . •
"Oh, a thoniand times, thy dear
Lefebvre ; but say no more on that
subjecit; I was an unutterable fOol.
If 'I had my leg back again I would.
not part with the paring of a - single
nail. Between ourselves, I must
have been crazy; but keep that to
yourself." . 4
THERE were times of despondency
when Shak e speare thought himself no poet
and Raphael no painter, and when the
greatest wits have doubted the excellence
of their happiest efforts.
EmnnecEVliristianity, even on pniden•
tial grounds, if no other. A just and be
nevolent God will not punish an intellec
tual being for. believing - what there is so
much reason to believe, and we run no
risk by receiving 'Christianity even if
farse, but a dreadfurotte by rejecting it if
Tut.: suspension of the Washington
Chronicle throws an able-bodied pair of
scissors out of employment right itt the
midst of the hardest winter within the
recollection of the oldest-inhabitants.
Iris true that flowers and vegetables
are divided into sexes, and it is also true,
stray ge as it may appear,, that they have
a language of their own. You, surely,
have beard of Jack anti the Bean's talk.
Mi. TALMAGE . thinks Jeremiah was
the journalist of the Scriptures. Jerry
was a very unhappy man, we 'know; but
thousands,of persons will' refuse to aban-
don the belief..that Mr. Ananias was the
gPeatest journalist of that period.
THE first Step towards making a nun
of your son is to train hint ,to earn what
be spend; . the Dext beit Atop le to .tq h
'We sometimes make very great
mistakes in this world—mistakes
that bring abodt lad results, which
curie us ' , much pain and sorrow.
Some whole lives - seem to be one
continuaVichain --of mistakes, with
scarcely a broken Thik t and, of course,
twilight shadows envelope , the path
way of such unfortunate beings. One
mistake often'easts a spell of dark
ness oveiit human life, and robs it
of. its, beauty and brightness, and so
a multitude of them cannot fail to
cause ,gtooin and consternation.
It is a little strange how long we
are in gleaning -the lessons of wis
dom, that will- save 'us from hasty.
words and actions. We learn tier;
slowly t* principles of a true•life--
gatherrik them up. with tears and,
sorrow, Weeping at our sad mistakes
at; each step. Stern experience seems
to be o'er only teacher-in the life that
is so full,'stakes.
Ix •mi
The.tritli is, we rush on so wildly
through hfe, never stopping to
skier the result of our hasty words
and actions unt;l it is too late 'to
avoid tho consequences. Then we
reap with sorrow, what our hands,
scattered: in our hasty blindness.
So it is all through life. We
emerge from thesh lidOws only to
plunge into them again, and we trews-.
ure up one bitter lesson
.only ' to, re
ceive anoOdr. Not until ; ibot'isore
and weary, we stand upon the' verge
of,the grave, do we learn hoW'to live.
Oh, how, shall we mourn at; last,
over our Atasty deeds and. words
strewn sdihiekly all along our life
path. It is 'true that they are small,
"and unmeant, yet they will embitter
ourlife and bring shadOws over it.
-There was one who lived a long
dime upon earth whb never made any
mistakaz. He never sowed the seeds
that bear a harvest of pain and re
gret. Upon His beautiful life there
rests not a stain of sin. He was
tempted just as we are; and ye he
did not make a single wiAake.
He lived for an example tn - usond
yet' we blunder along in our weak,
blind way, and put away our model
from us. strange that we should
prefer to walk among the silent shad
ows, instead of dwelling in the sweet.
blessed, sunlight of love and'fbappi
But yet, perhaps the Master will
pity our weakness, and save us at
last. Then we shall see clearly;ranfl
understand the grand 'principles of a
true life.• Then the mystery that
clusters around this life will he made
plain, and we shall make no more sad
life failures.
At an annual banquet of the WaMr
ington Correspondent's Club, the
following tot was"read :
" Woman—the pride of the profel.
skins and the jewel of ours."
To which Mark Twatu responded
is follows
Human intelligence cannot esti
mate what we owe to woman, s t ir.,
She sews on buttons, she ropes us in'
at the chareh fairs, she confides in
us, tells us whatever she can llue
obt about the private affairs of kc
neighbors, she gives - us a piece of her
mind sometimes, and sometimes all
Of it. IA all relations of life, sir, it
js a just" and grateful tribute to;_ say
of her,.' she's a brick."
• Where you place woman, sir, in
whatever position or estate, she is an
,ornament to the place she occupies
and treasure to 'the - world. Look
at the women of history 1 Look at
mother Eve! 1 repeat, _sir, ; look at
the illustrious names of history!
Look at Elizabeth Cady Stanton !
Look at George Francis Train ! And,
sir, I say with, bowed head and ven,
,cratiou, look at the mother of Wash,
ington ! She raised a buy that could
not lie, because he' ,never had
'Chance. '
It:might have been different if he
had beloPged to a newspaper corre-
spondent's club.
Mark looked around placidly upon
his excited audience and resuined
I repeat, sir, thatin whatever posit
tion you put a, woman, she is or
nament to society, and-4 treasure to
the world. As a sweetheart she h:
few equals and no suPeriors. As a
wealthy grandmother with an incura
ble temper, she is gorgeuns. What;
sir, would the people of the earth be
without women ? They ;would be
scarce, sir, almighty scarce! Then,
let us give her our support, our sym
patliy—ourseives, if we get a chance,.
But; jesting aside, Mr. Preside tit
woman is lovable, gracious, kind of
heart, beautifa, worthy of respnt,
of all esteem, 4 'of alrzklefeeence. No
one here «ill refuse to 'drink her
health right cordially, for each and
every one of us has perAonally known,
loved and hon6red the best of their
all—his mother.
Tun romantic story of pretty-Jen
nie Burdick, of San Francisco, and
gallant , 'Lieut. Georges, de, Kalands,
of the .Russian navy, has already
been recounted—how they loved, how
they planned an , elopement,,how her
father with a shotguryeared off the
sailor, how the maiden ran away - in
her stocking-feet and hired a boat
man and - went to'a boarding-house,
where she was captured by the detec-.
dyes the next morning and taken.
home. But she had set her heart on
marrying her lover, and married him
she has. A
~'secOnd elopement was
planned for Sunday, - March 18. She
paid a visit to a young lady whose
father was boatman. Soon after:
midnight the boatman took his daugh
ter and her friend in a boat aerogs
the water. to a yacht, and then they
all,,set sail fur Valkjo. The wind
died : away,and off Angel Island 64
abandoned : the yacht-for a small,
boat. Owing to a dense 'fog they lost
their way; and it was not until after
two o'clock in the afternoon that they
arrived . at. Vallejo: Jennie went
at, once to her friend's house and sig
' nalalto the Russian corvette irsad
niek. A' moment after, the lieutenant
had crossed the Waters and was
ing her in his arms. They' obtained
a license 'and were married by a jus
tice of the peace, Mrs. de 'Wanda
immediately telegraphed 'to- her fa'
ther,statu: that phe waif mooed and
In 'December ,
.1845, is the depart;
ment of the Vosges, Xavier Thiriat,
o boy ;: of ten, accompanied four
young girls of about the same age to
the j church. ! They bad to cross a
broOk, over, which ! was placed a
single loose plank.- The boy crosse4,
safely, the .first girl. who atteniptedit
fell in. The - boy jumped in, pullet).
her mit,. and then, walking in tlic
water, guided each . of the girls
across. Some time was lost by this,
and the party reached,,the church late. •
XaVier, ashamed or tieing late, did
not go up the stove, but kept behind.
He reached home chilled, a danger:
ohs disease followed, by which he
was left a complete cripple for life ;
.his only mode of moving about was
on his hands aniikneei, so'complete
lfwere his' legs paralyzed and dis
torted. Coming4 i very poor people,
there was every prospect that Thiriat
,would lie a heavy charge to his fanii
ly and a wretched burden to himself.
Instead of this, be reached inanhood
bright s cheerfukind intelligent. Read
ing all the 'Woks which, he could lay
hold of, he was soon the best educat
ed man in his district, And rapidly
acquired extensive influence, which.
was always used for_ good. 'He in
dneed the young people to read and
so study. Some contributions to the
local newspaper, theßclie,;_l 2 4 Vove4
attracted attention and ` him
known, the reSnit •of !which was that
further intellectual '• opportunities
wtc extended to him. He made'
himself a- good botanist, me.teoroli
gist and geologist, instructedthers
in these branches, and procured
foundation of ael.eral local librariei.
Ile could not however, be, satisfied
withodt achieving his complete inde
pendence and earning his support.
Ile obtained the position of a man
ager of the telegraph at a nei2hbor
ing town, was secretary to the mayor,
became a favorite correspondent 'of
several agricultural papers, •and re
eeivqd .the highe - st reward of the
Prench , Franklin society—its gold
All this was accomplished by
'native force 'of character and-strong
religious feeling, .under eireunistan
ces not merely adverse, but at first
absolutely hopeless. A horrible de
formity, intense suffering, absence of
instruction; crushing poverty—all
these disabilitie4 were overcome un
3ided, and this ignorant and crippled
lad made him Self the light, intellect
ual and moral, of ,his whole district
—Public Ledger. -
TUERE is room for some thin,li'er
scientific subjects who capable
of,g'rasping a wide range of inquiry
to do , good. service
,by an essay in
opposition to the- views of M. AL
puoNst de CANDOLLF.S. The predie
&ions. of that ingenious Frenchman
are gloomy as to_ the future of our
race, and they' are supported by plau
sible- arguments. lie reckons that
after about a thousand years of im
provement and .proSperity, the hti:
man race will, by the force of circtun
stances, enter on a slow decline, end
ing in extinction. He bases this the
ory chiefly upon the idea that the rf>.
sources of the earth in coal: and me
tals will be by that time exhausted.
The other great factor in the work,
of destruction is to be the gradual
wearing down of the mountain chains
and filling up of the seas. Geologists
Would probably_ find' it''easy to -ex
pose the :fallacy of the latter notion.
As to the exhaustion of coal and me•
tals, it seems a - natupl,suggestion
that. the ingenuity of Otir'deseeraants
may dispense with the need of, such
materials.. There arc several sources
of polver that' are as permanent as
the, earth itself, which have- not yet
been largely utilized.: The 'tides of.
the sea, the winds, the'solar heat, the
dilferAce of temperature in - different
regions, may all be made the sources
of power :lathe earth revolves on its
axis. The chief - reason why those
reservoirs of force are„,:not more Util
ized now is because we have made lit
tle progress in the art of storing up
poWer. But there is no reason for
supposing that that art will not be
ITE sat alone in ,her father's parlor,
waiting for the fah: one's appearance, the
other evening, when 'her. little brother
e.mic cautiously into the room, and, glid
i;:4, op to the young min's side, held out
3-hAndful of something-and earnestly in
" i 1 Fiay, Mister, what's:U.lm ?" ,
" Those," replied the Young man, sol
eninly, taking. 11D one in, Ids lingers,
" tho a are betvas.'
" There !' shouted the boy, turning to
hi,: sister, who wo'4. just coining in. "1
knew you lied You said he did n't
know beans, and be does'too,!''
Thy young man's stay was not what
ou may call a prolot*d. one that oven-
"nl7; ma !" exclaimed a :styliSh young
eiiicago miss, on'the opening day of Lent,
-"I can't go to service after all,fotl have
no prayer book'
" Why, yes, you have, danghter,'! said
?the mother, "where's ..that costly one '1
gave you eltristinas?7_
" Oh,' that one, ,rePlied • the miss, " I
could u't carry that, for it does n't niatch
my dress at all."
The poor girl bad to stay away from
church privileges.
"IT WAS pitched without," said the
clergyman, and an old base-ball player,
who had been calmly sluMbering. awoke
with X start and yelled "foul."- The first
base came down from. the char and put
him out. , .
THEY were talking of a death, when
one. man usked : " What were his
words " "lie did n't say anything,"
was the reply: "That's just like him;"
said the first man, with an approving
nod. "There was no,gas about him. He
was all business."
" WHAT a• traveler you have begome'!"
exclaimed aliostonian on 'meeting', an ac
quaintance at Constantinople. "TO tell
you the truth," was the frank reply, "I
am Oblige& to run about
s the world to
keep ahead of my Character, for the mo
ment iv overtalteS me I am ruined.",
" Poon BUY !!' said a lady, as she took.
out her purse to give • the little beggar
some change. " Yes, lam a poor boy,"
said the young rascal, squeezing a tear
out of ;his eye, "and have four sick
mother4,,to support. ;The, lady, put back
her purse, shook 'Ler head; and walked
sadly away.
, • AN.ltusu glazier Was putting a pane
of glass into a Windoiv,i, when a groom
who was standing by began -, joking him;
telling him to mind "and put, in plenty of
putty. The Lislininn bore the banter for
some time, but at last silenced Vizi • tor
mentor with, " Arruh, now, be off wid ye,
or Fit put %fain in pi tp,411114444DT
$2 per Annum In Advance.
Two tqtle wOrrele, oat in the eon,
OniFeithered note, 'the other bad none
"Theo enough yet,",bls constant retrain,
"So - turner is still only just on the wane."
Listen. my child, while I tell you his fate; .
Ile roused him at last but he roused him too late
Down fell the snow from, the pltilelleloucl, •
And gave little squirrel a spotkeis white shroud . ,
Two little boys' In a school-rooin were placed
one always perfect the other disgyaced
"Time enough yet for my toenailv• he said,
I will climb by and by, from the foot of the head.,
"Listen, my darling; their locks hare turtled gray
Ond as a gov9ruor sitting today;
Theother la pauper, looks out at• the door •
Or the alms-bouse i f and idles his days asnt
Two kluds of people we meet every day;
One is at woq -the other at play.
Living for. dying ... unknown—
The business hive bath ever a dime.
Team?, my child, if the squirrels have tarigh,.
The lesson` f' long to Impart In your thought ;.
Answer mo this and•tny story Is done,
*blob of die . two would iou be; little Rise?
BLESSEDNESS or ircriOrß.
,The satisfaction of appetite is nsu
alrk_conaidered; the supreme happi
ness:liiit the highest—authority has
Pronounced the blessedness to be
'rather in hunger than in its satisfac
tiOn. If We examine the - subject
chisely abundant reasons will appear
to sustain the truth„ A '`of. this view.
" Ilpnger is the ,best'sOurce for any
dinner," is a saying familiar to us
-all. The poor_ man who. brings to
his plain meal of meat and potatoes,
or pork and beans, n sharp appetite,
whetted by vigoroils , tOil, gets mani
fold more enjoyninnt from it than
the luxurious', epicure who must be
tempted with dainties. The. laborer
feels the reinforcement of food in ev
ery muscle, 'in every drop of his
blood ; the epicure gratifies in a lan
guid way merely his sense of taste,
while from his_ fastidiousness he suf
fers a 'thousand annoyances which
.the other with his healthful -craving
for'food and his normal enjoyment
Of it knoNis nothing about.
The dominant thought in the
minds of those who hunger for food,
for dress,•for "riches, for knowledge,
fpr,fame, for power, is that tlie'satis
elution of this hunoermill bring hap
piness. It certainly does bring hap
piness, but only in so far as the ap
petite grows by what it feeds on.
When a man has ceased to hunger
he says with Solomon,-of all he has
gathered together, " All' is . vanity
and vexation of spirit," When "de
sire fails," inan' goeth to his long
hoine and the mourners go alotit,the
. There is , no topic so interesting to
successful middle-a g ed and ow men
as the struggle offbeir early life;
whedbunger consumed them. This
is true, of artists, of orators, of poets,
of.journaliSts, bf business men in ev
ery departwent of life. Their joy is
not so'' much in Present success , •:in
the satisfaction of hunger, as in tiav
ing overcome all obstacle's that Might
be satisfied. In our academies and
colleges there is always a class of
poor,°;,Strtigertig students, who are
willing to wear shabby cyhes, liv•
within bare walls and On rugged fare,
.teach during Vacation, do any kind
'Of work to. keep themselves aloug,,so
that their ihinger for knowledge and
for thecareful l training of their in
tellectual facilities may be satisfied.
With what astonishment do the earn
es't souls look on the indifiCrence and
-indolence of those who g&5 to school
anal college merely because they are
sent there, who take a liberal educa
tion as they would : take dose of
physic—something to be got throngh.
with; to whose ; unthirsting lips the
chalice of knowledge is thsteless and
_uninviting. "Oh, if 1' had only his
chance, herchance," sighs many a
,famished stmt. " wouldn't I. improve ,
it'!" Perhaps you t ottld, , but, only
so long Is appetite remained. The
full soul loatheth the honeycomb."
There are cases where hunker' too
much has cramped and dwarfed as
piring men and women,
" CUIIIO penury repressed thelr.nolde rage, -
And froze the, genial current of triel-'souls;"
but theh death's by over 'feeding are
far more numerous ..than those by
starvation. It is well in every sense
to keep one's appetite sharp, for food,
for knowledge, for whatever good,
thing life may haVe for us. Can any
but the hungry sail- be filled ?
31orizi, Oram•Aar.LLA.disconso.t'
late editor thus bemoans
,his :depart
ed spouse:
"Thus my . wife C.ied. No mdre
willAhose loving hands .'pull off my
boots and part my back; ligir as only
a que wife can. Nor will those will
ing feet replenisliCoal hod Or•water
pail. No more will she arise amid
the tempestiithis:!:,storms of winter,
and hie away to the fire without dis
tiiybing the slumbers of the man who
doted on hei so artlessly: , Her memo
ry. is'embalmed in my' heart of hearts.
I wanto to embalm her body, but I
found thfit rcOuld.embalm her memo
qry cheaper. •: • -
procured of Eli 41:adget, a
ineighbor of mine, a Very, pretty
aravestone. His wife ',was Consump
iive, and he kept it on hand several
years, in anticipation of her tleath.
But she
last spring and his
lopes were blasted.- I Never shall I
forget the - poor man's grief when I
asked him to part with it.
"'Take it, Skinner, And may yon
never know' what it . is to hive your'
soul disappointed as mine haS been,'
and he burst into:4ol6od of. tears.
llis spirit was, indeed, utterly brok
"I had the 'following epitaph en: -
graved upon the tombstone:
" To the memory of Tabitha, wife
of Moses Skinner, - Esq., gentlemanly
editor of, the Trombone.', .Terms
three dollars a year invaribly in ad
vance. A . 4ind niother,,,and an ex
emplary yore. , Office over Coleman's
grocery,_:up two flights of stairs;
Knock hard, Vie. shall miss thee,
mother, we shall miss thee. Job.print
ing solicited." • A .
" Thus did my lacerated spirit cry
out in agony, even ,alltachael weep
ing for her children. / But' one ray of
light penetrate the; despair of my
soul. The undertaker took his pay
' in job printing, and the sexton owed
me a little account "should not have
_in any other way. Why.
should we pine at the',nysterious
wa a or Providence and. Vicil./479
At a meeting of the. American-geo
graphical society in New York March
13th 'an interesting statement wan
by NY.t. ,
• D., of , Boston, who has residedJfor
'two years in the diamond fields :of
South' Africa. Leaving. England in
one Of the regular mail steamers and -
eloping on, the ..way 'it Madeira, As- •
cension and Sf. Helena, he was
due course landed in Table Bay, and
from Cape Town, a fine city: of
000 inhabitants, started out across
th i S intervening desert to reach the
diamond fields, 750. miles 'off, In an
eight hope,
.-wagor. which. carried
fourteen' passengers and all their
traveling chattels. This ,road. -48
now oeen abanboned, the routeErto
the mines being by Port Elizabeth or
Port Natal, ton the east-coast. The
journey from any of these places is
made by lierse and mule anveyande,
and in its general particulars may be -
described as much resembling the
same thing through the territories in
bygone or even at the present day. •
A- trateler named O'Reillys stopped
one night at a Boor's houie. He
found ~the children playing with a
PebbldAhat looked like a diamond. •
He boug h 'it for 'a trifle, the Boor
saving 'that it was a diamond they
could get plenty more, and took it
away. He sold it at the cape for
. $3,0q9; He ,bought another from a '
negro whichlie sold for $56,000, and
then, the natives began to search for
these stones where they had previous
ly seen- them, the white men heard of
their success, and then the rush be
gan. Onee i mine after:another, all in
the - same neighborhood, was found,
and around each mine a city sprung ~
Thelast, and that, which is the
centre of the - diamond *trade, is Kim
berley. This city has 10,000 poPulaL -
tion five ". churches, two: theatres,
banks hotels
. and other lbuildings.
In general characteristics, it '
resew- •.
bles-a frontier city, except+ that its
streets are filled with carts'::earrying
earth away from diggings" and with,
nunibeis of Caffirs who come in to
work in the mines, all ti the labor be
ing done by neg,tnes. The .negroes
are of a very superior class to those
of the southern states of America,
and the Caflirs are 'the finest of them
all. These men. *ill only work for.:
periods to enable therulity buy am
munition and arms. Theynre good
tempered and kind, and wear only
such clothing as .they can pick lip
such, for instance, as - a discarded pa
per collor, a hat an- odd &kit, or a
soldier's -coat, slen they can get
The speaker gave a graphic and -
minute account of the manner in .
ivhich the mines were worked. The
diamonds are found in a conglomerate
which is dug up from that which by
digging has become a maddy.bedded
canon. The claims are at the bot
tom of this, and thousands Of wire
ropes connect - the claims , tip the sue- I
face and carry up the baskets Of con
tzlonierate to he washed out. This ,
`canoe is 200 feet deep and 1,000 feet
aerosi3. Descending into this, speech
becomes ditlimit from the noise of
the.workers' voices and the whirl of
wheels hauling the buckets up along
the wire ropes., to' the end - of
1870 $8:x,000,000 'of diamonds had
been taken out, besides those taken
home by miners and others; and so
not coming into market. The work
is all done by negroes, overlooked
k'y a white man. thel negroes, g etting
:$5 a week and ''beef and tobaccb.,
The negroes when they can, steal the
diamonds, secreting
. them in their
ears, mouth and even working all
day with one or more seeretelde
tween their toes. 'People at Kiln
berly.belieVe that the trade - will not ,
cease, )Jut should the' htirdpan be,
reached the mines would be quickly
flooded and the whole 'thing then
would, be over. Life tit the mines is
peaceable. Revolvers J are :,not car- -
ried,lawis supieme and any violence
speedily punished. Mining is now
most successfully carried on - by, those,
who havg capital. - Very
large , fortunes are not • made, but
nniiterons small ones are. All the
timber and iron Used, there, as well
as all furniture and the greater part
of the proyisions are. brought up by
teamfrom'the seap orts. The Cape
diamond is not always a' yellow dis
mond, as supposed, there, being white
diamonds, pink and brown diamnods
found l there,'but not the pure carbon
or blnek diamond of Braid and India.
The speaker described .the bursting
of a diamond, a thing often - spoken of.
When Inat taken outspec k is seen--
in it; it is laid aside, and in the
morning it is in fragments. The •
miners keep it hi water or oil gen
erally ;until they can find a green
horn to sell it , to, the bursting 'being
caused by thesdisappearinee ofsome
- Moisture contained in the ston e. •
Horace Greeley once wrote: llalf
the young men in this COMitry, with •
many old enough to know better,
would go into business—that is,
debt—to-morrow if theyeoUld. Most
men are so ignorant,envy - rthe
Inerehant or mannfacturehose life • .
is an incessant stru g gle with ditlicul
ties, who is driven to constant "shin,',
'ling," and from month to' month
barely evades' the. insolvency which
will'•SOoner or ~later overtake most • .
men ki-business ; so that it has been
computed that ,. but one man in twenty
a them achieve a pecuniary success.
For my part 1 would rather be 'a con- •
vict in a State prison, a ..slave irr a
rice sivainp, than to pass through life
'under the ,larrow of. debt. Let no
`man misjiidgehimself unfortunate,.
or trillylpoor, So long as he has the
use. of •his limbs and faculties, and is
stibStantiallY free from debt.: flun g er,
cold, hard . work, suspicion, unjust
reproach, are disagreeable, but debt
infinitely worse thaw : ,them all.
And if it: had pleased God to.spare
either - or, all of my sons to be the
suf port of my declining years, the
lesson which 1 should Most earnestly"
seek to impress.upon themis: "Never,'
run in debt."' Avoid-.pecuniary oblir
gallns . as yOu would 'pestilence Or
famine.. If you have but fiftyeents,
and 'can gct no more fors week, buy .
'a peck of corn. parch it, and live on
it, rather than owe a della 1 Of
course I know that some 'then must
do business that involves a risk arid
must give notes or other obligations,
and I do nit consider him in.debt
..who can
. layl his hands directly on
the. means of paying, at some little
sacrifice, all lie owes; I speak of real
debt—that tLich involves risk or
sacrifice on one • side, obligation or
dependence, on, the Other—and I say
from all sAo,let every youth humbly
pray to G 04.43 preserve hiin ever
more. 1 1, - •
• A no,t.r containing a human foot waa .
picked up on the beach of Scarboroi,
on Saturday, and the citizens or the town
consider the man who left the Ifttwith
out taking his .foot along.the !mat re: n?arkabh ) 9 4 r? vr cetiottwats far