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MDGWAY, ELK CO. PA E III DA Y, DEC. 25 18(38.
The Little Peddler.
"Scotchmnn, Xpress, Mercury, fusees pen
ny a hundcr this day's Scot'cbmnn, sir?"
tdiouted a ebrill-piped, nigged little fellow.nt'
the end of n cold, wet. bitter duy in Octo
ber, as we stood at ' tho door of-the New
Royal, in "Prince Street, while slopping
for uday or two in Ldiughurg, a short time
"ro, we dou't want any."
"Fusees, penny n hnniler, sir; llils day's
paper, sir hulf price, sir only a bawbee,1
Sersisted the young countryman of Adam
"Get along don't want any," growled my
traveling companion, Philips.
"They're good fuses, sir; penny a bun
der." , . , . ., , ...
"Don't smoke ; "
"Theyr'e gude fuses, sir, bunder nnd twen
ty for a peuuy, sir," coming round oti my
No. don't want 'cm, my boy."
The keen, blue face, with its red, bare
feet ingrained with dirt, and bundle of scan
ty rags, looked piteously upnt me, moved off
a little, but still hovered round us. Now,
when I put down my first subscription to
the. Hugged School iu Westminister, I took
n mental pledge from myself to encourage
vagrant children in the "streets no more.
Somehow, in this instance, that pledge
Wouldn't stand by me, but gave way.
"iive me a penn'orth, young uu."
"Yes, sir; tlicy diiinn smell. "
"Ah, 1 haven't got a copper nothing else
than a shilling; so never mind, my boy, I'll
buy from you to-morrow."
"Uuy them the.uicht, if you please. I'm
very hungry, sir."
Jlis little cold face, which hud lightened
up, now fell lor, from his bundle of' papers
I saw his sales had iieen few that day.
"I'll gang for change, sir."
"Weil, I'll try you. There is a. shilling;
new be a good boy. and lring me the change
to-morrow moruiug to the hotel. Ask for
"As sine's death, sir. I'll bring the change
the morn,'' was the promise of the boy before
be vanished with the shillina".
"Well, Turner." said Phillips as we
Strolled along Prince street, "you don't
expe. t to see your ragged friend Iigaiu, do
"The boy will dishouor his I. O. U. assure
"Well, I won't grieve about ,bo mouey;
but 1 think I can trust the boy."
"Can? Whv, yon have trusted him.
"Wvll, we'll" we."
"Yes, n good many remarkable things,
but not young lirimstou and your money.''
Next morning we spent in seeing the lions.
On our return to the inn, I inquired
"Wuiter, did a little boy call fur mo to
"Coy, ir- all, sir? No. sir;"-
"Of course he didn't'' said Phillips. "Iid
you really expect to see our voug Arab
"Indeed, I did."
Later in the eveninn: a small boy was in
trodueed, who wanted 1o speak with me.
lie was a duodecimo edition of the small oc
tavo of the p-evious d.iy a shoeless, shirt
less, shrunk, rnggid, wretched, keen-witted
Arab of the streets and doses of tho city,
lie Was so ve-y small, and cold, urn! child
like tboujh with 1 Iks same shivi ring feet and
frame, thin, blue-cold face, down which tears
had worn their weary channel- that 1 saw
nt once the child was nut my friend of tire
previous niuht. lie stood for a few moments
diving and running into the recesses of his
rags. At last he said
"Are you the gentleman that boucht fuses
frae Sandy, yesterday?''
"Yess, my little man,"
'Well, hero's seven ppnee (counting out
divers copper coins.) Sundy canua come;
bo's no weel; a curt ru-r over him the duy.and
broken his h-gs, and lost his bonnet, und his
fusees and he's uo weel. lie's no weel ava,
and the doc- tor says says lie's dee dee
iu, and and that' a' he can gio you nod.','
And the poor child, eommcueiug with Bobs
ended in a sore fit of crying.
I gae him food, for, though his cup of
Borrow was full enough, his stomach was
empty, as ho looked wistfully at tho display
on the tea-table
"Are you Sandy's brother?"
And tho floodgates of his heart again
"Where do you live? Are your father and
"We bide in Blackfrinr's Wynd, in tho
Coegate. My mither's dead, uuo fathers
awa', and we bide whiles wi'ourgu.Jemithcr''
"Where did 'his accident happen?"
"Near tho college, sir."
Culling a cab, we were speedily set-down
at "Black frinr'8 Wind. I had never penetrat
ed tbe'wretcbed places of these ancient ci
ties by duy, and here I entered one by night
and ulmost alone. Preceded by my little
guide, I entered a dark, wide winding stair,
until, climbing many flights of stairs in to
tal daikucss, he opened a door, whence a
light maintained a feeble, unequal struggle
with tho thick, close smelling heavy gloom.
My courage nearly gave way as the spectacle
of that room burst upon me. In un apart
ment, certainly spacious in extent, but
scarcely mudo visible by one guttering can
dlo stuck iu a bottle were an overcrowded
mass of wretched beings, sle-'pingon miser
able beds spread out upon tho floor, or
squatted or reclining upon cold, uuluruishcd
Stepping over a prostrnte quarreling
druukurd, I found little Sandy on u bed of
Carpenters shavings on the floor. ' lie was
still iu his rags, aud a torn scanty coverlet
hud been thrown over him. Poor lad! he
was so changed. His shurp, pallid face was
clammy and cold heads of the. sweat of
agony standing on his brow bis brifised and
muogled body lay motionless nuil still, ex
cept when obs and mnuning heaved his flat
tering breast A bloated woman, in m-iud-lindrunkeness
(the dead or banished father's
second wife, and not his mother.) now and
then bathed his lips with whisky and water,
while she applied to her owo a bottle of spir
its to drown the grief she hiccoughed and
assumed. . A doctor from the lioyal Iufir
roaiy bad called and left some medicine to
soothe the poor lad's agony (for the case was
boneless, even though he baa been taken at
first,) btvt his tip'y nurse bad forgotten to
alminister it. I applied it, and had him
placed upon a less miserable bed of straw;
and feeing a woman, an occupant of the room?
to attend him during the night, I gave
what directions I could, and left the degrad
ed, squalid home.
Next morning I was again in Blackfriar's
Wynd. Its close, pestilential air, and tow
ering, antique, dilapidated mansions (the
abode of the peerage in far-off times,) uow
struck my senses. Above a dooiwav was
carved upon n stone "Except ye Lord do
build yo house, ye builders build in vain."
I said the room was spneious; it was al
most noble in its proportions. The walls of
paneled oak, sadly marred; a massive marble
mantle piece of cunning carving, ruthlessly
broken and disfigured; enameled tiles around
the fire-place, once representing some Bible
story, now sorely despoiled and cracked; and
the ceiling festooned with antique fruit and
flowers, shured in tho general Vandal wreck.
With tho exception of a broken chair, furni
ture there was none in the stifling den. Its
occupants, said the surgeon, whom I found
nt the sufferer's bed, were chiefly of our cities'
pests, and tho poor lad's stepmother who
had taken h'un away from the Bagged School,
that she might drink of his pitilul earnings
was as sunk in infamv as any there.
For the patient, medical skill was nought,
for he was sinking fast. The soul looking
from hi9 light blue eye was slowly ebbing
out, his pallid cheeks were sunk and
thin, but consciousness returned, nnil his lamp
was flickering up before it sunk forever. As
I took his feeble hand, a flicker of recogni
tion seemed to gleam across his face.
"1 got the change, und was comin' "
"My poor boy you were very honest.
Have you any wish anything, poor child, I
can do for yon? I promise to "
"Rliuby. I'm sine I'm deein'; wha will
take ctir' of o' you noo?"
'Little Kenben was instantly in a fit of cry
ing, and himself prostate on the bed.
"Oil. Sandy! Sandy! Sandy!" sobbed his
"1 will see to your little brother."
"Thank you, sir I Dinun diuna leave me.
Ren Ren bv. I'm com eomin" comin'-"-"
"Whi.-t! whist!" cried little Renh, look
ing tip. and turning round to implore some
silence in the room. That moment, the
culm, faded smile, that sei nied to have
alighted us a momentary visitant upon his
face, slowly passed away, the eye became
blank nnil glazed, and his little life imper
ceptibly rippled out.
'I he honest boy lies in Cannongafe church
yard, not far from the gravestone put up by
Burns to the memory of Furgeson, his broth-'
er poet, and I have sent little Reuben to Dr.
Guthrie's ll'igged School, and receive excel
lent uccounts of him and from him.
A Romance of Life. The Fairfield Iowa,
Lriiukr, c ntaiti3 a romance which we con
dense: Yeats ago a Pennsylvania fanner
loved a charming young girl from his own
village. Time pi.ssed on. Fanner occasion
ally got. tight, or in oilier words, staried a
brick yard in his hat. Wife objected; farm
er became nngry. stabbed his wile with a
butcher knife. Wife fell swooning to the
floor. Farmer leaves preciptiately for the
West. Wife recovers After live years,
marries again. Husband dies in a year.
She leaves for the West. Arrives at Fair
view. S'ops nt n hoarding house; meets her
former husband; year have passed; she does
not recognize him, mid he knows her not.
He loves her. proposes. She accepts, they
marry. Not twenty four hours alter the
ceremony wile disrobes; an ugly scar is visi
ble; husband sees this scar is utterly amaz
ed. Truth dawns upon them it is the long
lost husband, once an assassin, now a so
ber, wealthy luerchant'of Fairview. Every
thing is lovelv, and "all's well that ends
Oit, Regions. During Inst month there
was a large teduction in tho amount of re
fined shipped Irom the oil region, it having
been 2'.i.'l'M) barrels, against 3-t,7!)." during
the previous month. The fulling off was oc
casioned mainly by several of tie refineries
being stopped on account of cold weather
nnd by a large falling off in the. demand for
home consumption from the cities in the in
terior of New York und Pennsylvania.
About 10,000 barrels were shipped to New
A d;.v or two sii.ee a new well was struck
on the Blood Farm, and is uow producing ut
tho rate of bstween thirty and forty burrels
per day. It is owued by Messrs. Whitman
und Kerr. On tho Woods Farm a well own
ed by Messrs. Fox and Wilson, which was
struck a few days ago, was operated on with
a torpedo, and is now produciug about twen
ty-fivo burrels per day.
Wherk the Skcret Lies. If there is one
habit more detestable than another, it is the
habit of grumbling. We have known peo
ple who seemed to derive enjoyment from
grumbling, fault-finding and harping upon
fancied evils. The spirit w hich dwells upon
fancied evils leads to fretting, until fretting
becomes a habit; a habit which, while con
firming the fault finder iu a disposition
which views everything through a jaundiced
visiou, renders those who are intimately
connected with them equally uncomfortable
Now, since there is no business or profession
free from cares or annoyances, or at all
times ugreeable is it uot perfectly plain that
the sooner we make up our minds to sweeten
our pursuits with content, the better and
happier wo will be?
We wonder at a man deliberately sittiug
down to fount his crosses when he has n
month to whistln, as if brooding over trou
bles, or grumbling at trifles, ever added
peuco 9 the home hearth or . money to the
pocket. We firmly believe thut it lies hi
our power, if we so will it, to beautify unb
uild every calling, and to lender it a source
of pleasure, if not of pride. Let any one
get himself or herself to work resolutely
with this object in view, and our word for
it, they will sood discover the secret of con-
tOUt .' 7 " . , ,
Thk various branches of the Fenian Rrotti
erhood have agreed to form a union. Presi
dent O'Noil's message was fin illy disposed of
Saturday, and Congress adjourned. Geo.
O'Neil reccomineirds the appointment of a
commission to proceed to Gieut Britain and
demand, in a respectful maimer, the Indepen
dence of Ireland,-aud Congress has approved
of this. .,.', , .
All Original Idea.'
The following is the substauco of n con
versation between General Grant and a
correspondent of a New ' York newspa
paper, as published by the pross of the
1 1 think Providence must have bad a band
in it. and prevented an enrlier reconstruction
of the South, for two reasons: First, to keep
the tide of emigration and enterprise flowing
into the vast and productive West; and
secondly, to punish the Southern people,
through their own agency, for their unceas
ing errors." - " '
This idea we have never before seen ad
vanced, but it is one thut certainly carries
with it great weight and force. There is tio
calculating . the extent of the injury the
Southern people have done themselves by
their course of opposition to the terms of
reconstruction proposed by Congress. Dur
ing tho war, very mauy men of energy and
capital were called to visit the South, and
were fuvorab'y impressed with its many ad
vantages its climate, soil, natural produc
tions, iminc nso water power, Ac, and were
disposed, as soon ns peace was declared, to
go South again, and assist, by their means
utid energy, in developing the great resources
of the section. History will tell how these
Northern men were met. Instead of being
welcomed, they were spumed as impostors
and stigmatized as emmissaries of a hated
government and reviled ns "scallavag3'"and
"carpet baggers." Ku Klux Klaus wero or
ganized, whose special mission seems to bo
tho murder or m dtreatmeut of all born be
neath Northern skies, and who do not nc
knowledge that the South did right in rebel-
ling, The result has been that Northern
capital has been forced West, and its effects
is seen in the rapid filling up of our late
Western wilds. By their own acts the rebel
democracy of the South have totally turned
the current of influence and power away from
their own doors into the hands of the great
West, aud thus more firmly established the
supremacy of the ideas ngaiust which they
have been battling. Ex.
. The Cost of the Pacific Railroad. The
Secretary of tho Interior, after giving the
above resume of the report of the Special
Commissioners, adds tho following on tho
cost of the road:
As the actual cost of this rond is a matter
public interest. I deem it proper to present,
in a condensed form, the estimate submitted,
on the 14th i list , by .lessee L. Williams',
e.-q. J le state that the cost ot the road us
sliowu oil tas booksot tue railroui: company
is, 'of, course, equivalent to the contract
price per mile. The actual cost to the
contractors forming nn association, which
embractro most of the larger stockholders of
the company, is shown only by their private
books, to which the Government Commis
sioners have no access The calculations
were, therefore, made from the most availa
ble debts, and tho estimated cost oT the ilrst
710 miles of the road was taken as the basis
for computingthat of tho whole line. Should
the road, as is expected by the company,
form a, junction with that of the California
company near the northern extremity of
Great Salt Lake, a little west of Monument
Point, its length would be about l.HOniiles.
The cost of locating, constructing und com
pletely equipping it, and the telegraph lino
is 838,824,821, an average per mile of $34
977,32. Manifesting aBi-tter Si-irit. The south
ern pri'68 is evidently beginning to see thut
the people of that section have carried out
the prescriptive dog in the-manger policy
too long. There is neither money, peace of
conscience nor satisfaction of any kind in it.
It simply reacts and injures principally those
who adopt it. Tbe Norfolk Express says
"we must bo prepared to receive men from
whatever quarter, whoever thev may be
possessing; the essential qualities of honesty
and industry." The Newbern (V. C ) Jour
nal of Commerce thinks "the material re
demption of the State is very greatly de
pendaut upon the introduction of foreign la
bor." The Memphis Appeal is in favor of
encouraging immigration and manufactures;
and the appeal is of the opinion that "tho
Lera of proscription is passed," nnd favors the
settlement and cultivation of the land as the
best way of securing 'a share -f the energy
and activity that have made the greut West.'
Tho Talludega (Ala. ) Reporter buses great.
hopes on the development of tho mines ol
the State and tho manufacturing facilities
afforded by its mountain streams; while tho
Lynchburg Republican expresses the hope
'that we shall ere' long extend tho huud
of cordial welcome to many worthy and sub
stantial representutives.of northern intelli
gence and civilization." Verily, these are
promising sigus. .
We find tho following explosive notice in
an exchange. It appears thut in Cleveland
on Saturday evening of week before last the
elegant residence of L. M. Hubby, Presi
dent of the Cleveluud Columbus and Cin
cinnati Ruilroad Company, was instantly de
stroyed by a terrible explosion of "Bierces
Patent Gasoline" used to light the house.
The gas generator iu the cellar leuked and
ns gasoline, is heavier thau air, the cellar got
full, and exploded when Mi. Hubby went
with a light to 8 -e why the gas would not
burn up stairs. He was fearfully burn
ed, and his daughter, a young lady, of 20,
still mora horribly burneij, uud his son and
wife budly injured. The property is a total
, ; A roBREspONDKNT has bad a conversation
with Congressman Boutwell, who, in answer
to inquiries, said thut he should advocuto
the exaction of more slnngeiit measures of
reconstruction tir Virginia. Mississippi and
Texas, lie believed that specie payments
cau lie husteued only by advancing prosper
ity, aud not by legislation. As to the suff
rage question, he was of opinion thut Con
gress had the power to declure who mjiy vole
lor rrestdentiul electors, Senators uud Con
gressmen, if not the power to regulate the
er.tiro sutlrage question in the btutea.
One night some two two weeks since
the post office at Toland Ohio, was broken
open nnd f 25 world of stamps was car
A man was recently found in the woods
near Ansonville, Cleai Held county, with
his head severed from his body,
A wedding recently took placo irr
Crawford Co, the bridegroom being n
youth of seventy, nnd tho bride a bluh
ing maiden of fifty.
Mr. Frank MeGonigle of Clarion
county, was killed on the 28th tilt, by the
fulling of a tree which lie had been
Tho editor of tho Beaver Local is
thankful that he was out of jail last
Thanksgiving. With very good reason.
Mr. John Crawford, n vountr artist of
Warren, Ohio, hits painted a potrait of
tne lata uov. loci, - which has been
placed iu the State library at Columbus
A few days ago a brakeman on the A.
& G. W. liy. named Frank Clover, was
instantly killed by his head coming in
contact with a bridge. His head was
smashed to jelly.
Walter Brown the " rowist" complet
ed his task of rowing from Pittsburg to
Cincinnati in eight days, on the Oth inst,
having several hours to spare.
A passenger train ran into n freight
train on the A. & G W. Ry, on the 3d
inst . and killed a brakesman named Bar
ney Patton. and a passenger unknown
Col. MeKcnty, the ''all the oil and no
royalty." man, who flourished in the oil
regions a year or two since, is now in
San Francisco doing a land office busi
Mr. Wm. Xechlin. formerly of West
moreland county, while on his nv west
a few days since, was robbed of .$1,350
in the Union Uepot nt Pittsburg. .
Col J. J. Lawrence, Into Btiperinten
dent of the Erie and Pittsburg road, has
been appointed superintendent of the
middle division, Pennsylvania Central
Th o Mount Nebo Coal bank, owned
by the Mahoning Furnace Company of
Lowell, has a ' character ! in the shape
of an old mule called " Billy," who has
done duty in haulingco.il out of the bank
for twenty-four years. ', .
A few days since an officer of West
more-land Co,, arrested a horse thief in
BlaiisviUe, and was about to take him to
Greensburg , tor, trial,, when' he was set
upon hj- a pnUyof roughs, severely 'beat
en, and his prisoner tak-3n from him.
Mr. J. W. Gillis. nn old resident of
Jefferson, Ashtabula count, Ohio started
out to hunt deer a few ways since, and
was soon after found dead in the lield
It is supposed that he died in a lit, the
result ot over exposure.
Tho boiler iu the saw mill of Mr.
David Fratnpton. near Sharon, Pa , ex
ploded on the 5th inst The explosion
occurred nt noon, when most ct the em
ployecs were gone to dinner, Thi'eo
wero near the boiler, however, besides
two teamsters waiting lor lumber. The
teamsters and one employee were killed.
aud the other two wounded.
On two or three occasions d urine the
past few weeks some scoundrels unknown
have placed obstructions on the track of
tue muiana tia civ. between Indiana
and Blairsville, Fortunately, no accident
ha- resulted, the obstructions hdving been
discovered and removed before th pas
sage ot any trams.
A lady of Akron, Ohio, while standing
with her back to the crate, a few d:ivs
since, suddenly became aware that her
uress nai cangnt nre. A prompt nnpli
cation of pump water extinguished the
flames, but tho lady probably owed her
life to a woolen nnderskirt ; a'fact which
all of our ladies would do well to profit
An attempt nt bio-bwav rnhherv tens
i ---j- j j -
made on tho person of Mr. Hanson
V lute, ot In liana Uo., a lew weeks
since. Mr. White had a considerable
sura of money on his person, and while
passing through a railroad cut near Blairs-
vine, was accosted by tlio robber, who
drew n knife and demanded the funds.
Mr. White then drew a knife and cutting
his antagonist severely, escaped. i
On the 8th inst , a boy named Alex.
MeMichael was fatally, injured at the
Milesville coal bank, Washingion county
lie had driven his first wedge, into the
coal a d was stooping over to set down
his sledge, when a large mass of slate
fell on him, driving the handle of the
sledge through his left breast. He Buf
fered until the 30th inst j when ho died.
A man named Fennimore, of Washing
ton county, got into a quarrel with his
step son, when the boy said ho would
leave home, and went np stairs to get
tiis clothes On coming down he was
met by his step-father, who struck at him
twice with an axe, when the boy drew a
revolver, and shot Fennimore twice, from
the effects' of which Ho died soon nfW
Before lie died he requested that the boy
siiouiu not, oe arrested, ,. , .-;
I Thb North Carolina "Honse of Represen
tatives, ou the 30th ult , discussed a resolu
tiou petitiouiug Congress to remove the dis
abilities from all citizens of the Stut ' Tim
debute evinced an inproved state of feeling
vu ma i'u.kui mo uiujuriir. in me oenme
resolutions were udppted to investigate the
rumor v! orioery ami Olucliinujl ugjjust a
number of members aud other, , Mr. fewest,
a Iicpublifuu i?euatyr, said, be could prv
that bribery bud Ueea resorted to to accoiu
plish the tyosaageor certain schemes. . i :
' IX3ME9TIC REC1PB3.
CnKAP .Axfi VaU'aiim Taint. r-IIuving
personally tested paints, mode in accordance
with the following directions, we can hon
estly recommend it for insidef workt' Take
2 quarts of Bkimmed ' milk, 6 of fresh
slacked lime, 4 07,. linseed oil,, aud 3 lbs. of
common whiting. Tut the limo iu a-stone
wure vessel) nri.t with milk, till aS' thick, as
good Cream; add the oit, nnd' mi thorough
ly; then niWthe remainder of the milk, and
finally thu whiting; stir frequently while os-
hg-. ' h,.M.. I . . . - -;,!'
Stbamrd Food foR Cows. It is pretty well'
settled thnt steaming dry food for co vs pays
milk men very well. A Massachusetts
farmer itives his opinion, n9 the result of five
years experience, that he cah winter his cowrs
on steamed feed for one-third less- expense
than ou dry feed, and get one-fourth more
milk. . .
STRAWBKRUtfiS.-There is a delightful r-roa-pect
ahead for the lovers of the strawberry.
A gentleman of Newark announces thut with
twenty years cultivation be cun raise straw
berries ns largo as pineapples, which will re
t i it i n all the delicacy of the fruit now grown.
If this wonderful cultivation goes on sucess
fully, how pleasant it will be to say to a
friend who drops in to tea on a June even
ing, " will you take a slice of strawberry? "'
Baked Ham. Most persons boil ham.
It is much better baked, if baked right.
Soak it for nn hour in clean water, nnd wipe
it dry; next spread it over with thin batter,
nnd then put into a deep dish 'with sticks
under it, to Iseep It out ot the frrnvr.
When it is fully doi.e, take off the skin and
nattered crust upon the nosh side, and 6et
it away to cool.
I?ekf-Stf.k SMoTiiF.nED with Onions. --Cut
six onions very fine; put them in a sauce-pan
with two cupful of hot water, about two
ounces of good Batter, some pepper nnd
salt; dredge in a little flour. Let it stew
until the onions aro quite solt; then huvo
steak broiled, put into lb sauce-pun with
the onions; let it simmer nliout ten in mutes,
aud send to the table very hot.
Fiiif.d Ovstkrs. Muke a batter like
muffins, only hardly so thick,, nnd stir the
oysters in it, and fry a3 usual. For o small
family one egg suiuees with milk and Hour;
add salt and pepper of course, nnd a friend
of mine adds a little soda. This is cheup
and good, and will not destroy the stomach
with its richness.
Apple Float. To .quart of apples, par-
tiallv stewed nnd well innshed. nut the whita
of ttree eggs well beateu, and four heaping
tHtilespootiluls ol lout sugar; neat them to
gether for fifteen minutes, and out with rich
milk and nutmeg ' T
Pl'F.I. NRAR ClIESTF.ft. PrNXSVI.VANIA. A
bloodless duel was fought near the city of
Chester, on tue-line ot -the l'hilndelpluu,
Wilmington, am! Ualumore Uailroad, a tow
days ago. The principals were two yoiing
men, -with wounded dignity aud enraged pas
sion?; one a Philadelphia!!, the other a
Princeton, X. J., sport. The trouble which
led them to engage in tho outlawry, .was
ubont a beautiful, young, and dashing bru
nette, worth in her own name closo on to a
quarter of a million, with a papa equally
rich aud quite indulgent, luey both watch
ed her, and ctucluded to die for , her.
Friends were consulted, uud murderous let
ters exchanged. A challenge was tho result,
and it was agreed to Cght it out. Pistols
were chosen us the we ipons. Seconds tverft
selected, tho spot was picked out and tho
time agreed npon. The principals and their
backers were ou haud ul the appointed hour
Tho distance was marked off, . tho pistols
were loaded and handed to the would-be duel
ists. The word was given and banjr, bantf
went thu pistols. Again ami uiruin they fired,
but tbey were so nervous thut neither of
them received tho fatal shot; not even a
scratch. The matter was then adjusted
The lovers haptened to tho bosom of the
pretty brunette. Khe had been apprised of
their doiugs, and like a seiiihlo young lady
cave them both to understand thut u much
better and wiser nmu than either of them
was to be her liege lord, and that she antici
pated that by Christmas Day she would no
longer be a Miss, but a Mrs, and a bride.
Hair-Wasiiks as Piiirhns. Tho Lancet
says it is only right to refer to a source of
possible disease which is peculiarly wide
spread just now, and against which tho ub
lic should be cautioned. At- the present
time there is quite rngn for the use of hair
"washes' or "restorers," which, whilst the
charge of their Deing "dyes" is itidi-rnimtlv
repudiated yet iu a short time ''reiitoie'' the
color of the hair. The active agent iu these
washes is, of course, lead. ' Irt the majority
of cases, probably, a moderate use of such u
lotion would be unattended with mischief;'
but it is worth r-uiHinb.- ring that palsy has
heeu known to be produced by tha loug-uou-tinued
use of cosmetics containing lead
liut ol th thousands of psrsous who are
now applying lean to their scalps, there will
doubtles-s be some with an extreme susyepti
bility to the action of the poise n. nnd these
will certainly run no inconsiderable risk of
findiiisr the "restoration''- l-their-hair at
tended by loss of power in their wrists. '
Mrs. Agnes, Q ens, who represents
that she is from .r New .York ' and has
friends at Smith's Ferry., attempted to
commit suicide at the Union Depot hotel,
in Pittsburg:) few days since, by taking
a dose of laudanum 1 Medical assistance
was called in, and sho wna rescued from
death. She says that she failed to find
her fiiends at Smith' Ferry, and being
out of means and employment, had, in
despair, determined to make way with
herseltl' ,.u v - . . ,
' "A., MiLij-AKiuiKg."-Ltuiou James de
Rothschild, who died iu Paris, Xur. 15, Vaf
the wealthiest tiild most influential bauker iu
the world. He left u tortuue estimated by
the French pupers nttwo milliards, that' is
2 Ouu.OOO.OOO ' frauos, ' or $100,000,000.'
Mobt of this is, of course, in stock, '" money
ami purtublo- seou'iitieo; Imt-he had also
splendid town and country bouses, the (utter
o one to, (h Uoutlt Boulogne; uud, fitty-ou
other houses in Paris;; puluce atltoiur, Na
rles, Flortncq uud Turin, aud,, mow. or les.s
property in uearly .everv ereut. eity,iu
Jiurooe. J "''."' ' ' r-
.7 .r.A u
James M Billing?, a New York million
aire, offers $ 10,000 to a new; Congre
gational church' at Somerville, his sum .
mef residence. . i .
' Rev Albert Barnes preached n sermon
in Philadelphia, last Sunday, in commem-1
oration of his bavins; attained the aro of
70. lie preached Extempore;
Rev. I). D. Boynton. of Waukcu;an,
Illinois, hns received a legacy of $100,
000 from a deceased gentleman ot Chi
cago. It was to have been the poriicH ,
of a lady to whom Mr.' Boynton wits en
gaged to have been married,' bjt who
died not long; since.
The Methodist minister South, com
plain of violent nnd murderous opposi
tion to their labors. Some of them .
have already beeiv enrolled in the army
of martyrs for their heroic inculcation of
In the south among the Quaker mar
ryingi out of the denomi- ation is a dis
ciplinable offence, exposing1 the offender
to suspension from the denomination till
he repents " At the north nnd west thw
denomination allows the same liberty of
choice in respect to ft companion for lifer '
as o'.her denominations.
The journals of HI. Petersburg pnMi
telegraphic intelligence from Trobizond, thut
the Hhristinn inhabilanco are leaving that
city iu great numbers and settling in the
Caucasus, notwithstanding the eflort3 of tinv
Turkish authorities to retain them. Ono -thousand
ono hundred Christians have lelt
Trehizoud during the last few days.
IJibhop Coxe has issued a late pasfor.il to
thecleregy and luity of the Western iew
York, in which ho ndinouishes them in re- .
gard to Christmas to attend ihe ehu.ches
with their children, and adverts to Vcm warn
ing of the llonsa of Bishops ngaiust im
proper amusements, which he wishes should
be carefully avoided.
A revival is in progress nt tho Union
Methodist Kpiscopul church, near Ltlack-hird,
Delaware, ll is said to be ono of the great
est revivals that has taken place iu tho
Smyrna circuit, without the leas-t sign of 4
abatement for upward of six weeks. Sev
enty conversions are reported, enbracing
some of the principal men of the neigbor- -hood.
, , ,,- i - I
What Tiltos Sats.- Theodore Tilton
writes to Mrs.' Stanton of the Rbxoi.ction',
protesting ugainst the wrong which the lat-
tcr does to Anna Dickinson in criticising the . '
style of ,rVhat Answer." The anecdote in '
the following paragraph of Tilton's letter is '
remarkably good: - 7
jTe. nre many precious public utttcrV
ances on which oue never thinks of renderiug
a verdict of mere literary criticism.. Does
anybody ever stop to ask whether or not tho
Declaration of Indeponilenca is in good
Knglishf 'Does anybody ever mourn over
the Magna C hurt a because it is in bad Latin? .
When the Atlantic cable reports to the Tri
ni'NS what John Bright has been saying,
does it take that trouble merely because no
saysitTell? Did notour whole nation re
cognise that Abraham Lincoln's horrrespnn
words ut Gettysburg wero greut'-r than KJ
ward Everett's irilded oration? Once whert
F.ither Taylor in preaching to his iirtdinftoo
of seamen, found himself entangled1 sudden
ly in a thicket of accumulated clauses, ho
estricnted himself by exclaiming " I hnvn
lost track of .the oominntivo to my verb, bat
inv brethern, oue tbinir I kiuw I sun bound
for the' kingdom . of heaven " Th it was
oratory superior to rhetoric! It wus g.- ttiug .
tho wine of eloquence by crushing the grapes
of stylo." '.''''. '
Late dispatches from Spain r? 'iO'rno.-tV.nt,'
showing that a reactionary mov- ni-iit has
taken place under tb aa-pie -s of the' vouiig
Republican party ( Tho iiunti-diitt- e-:w- of
thin movement are probably the a.-'tiou ol ,
tho Jun'n, in teqniriug a man to lie . wiity-.
five years of aire befon- bciiig pi-i-.mi P-l to
vote, ns well as the a-ipiiiifi.i.is of ' tj.-ural .
Prim, who is undoubtedly endi'avifrin. to es
tablish n monnrcby with bim-'frlf nt the Lc.id.
Ha.-iiiL' jiint trot' rid of oui- nuin-.r.'h it rs not .-
probable that the people of l?p;iin .are., aitx-'
ions to try nuotber. The lut'-st dispatches
show. that there has; been some ,. fighting in.'
(oine pirts of Spuiii, und evi-rythiu indi
cates an eurlv hreakiuar out of inutilities. "
The insurgents aro repre.-ented aa'.' woll or-
ganized, and possessed or plenty Of funds,
and us they comprise niftr'v' u'l Til Toung
men of Spain, thai they will ulii t-!y sue
coed is ulmost -beyond a doubt ! :
The shrewdest ins' inc.! of ' ili'int'ind i-nt
d'umond'' has jnst tcniHfdrt'it in Miic rn. w
A gentleman and dy ha l.bvrnti ' he : f x itu, ,
iuation of some d a iunti 1 r-,'4v'nu
a star 011 his breal eiii.i-rr i, j-,,;.,r.y . hi-
formed ihe clerk t'mr he .i..---i',. ;' .ih'.-ia,.' , .'
tellinghim to show them ev.-r i'mw 'T-y th
sired, and if they nndertooU .fi-M anv !
thins he would arrest them. 1 T. '.t-pl-iy of
goods continued for sonro r. rrt ! er.il valu
able pims hingj.iitfy trni'i..rr..l to th.
pockets of the customers.! Pr"ty soon i.n
Other slurred individual. en'"rd mi ,,u rented :
the pair. ' Nothing has sinci- ln-c.n iie.irl of
them nor the diamonds. 'IV iour nere eon
federates. '; ; 1 ' -" ' . ' .'. -
The Ooverunient subsidy in liffd foV thit ': '
distance at par amount to 8'23. "Hi. 01)0, nit
average per mile 0r $20,580. The Coinpa- " : .'
ny's first mortgage bond ure est iinute4 utV2 .
per cent, and would yield 821 UJ,lel). The -1 .
fund realized ,by the Company Iroui these .,.
two sources amounts to' S?.'i6,-17,(hi, heiug
an average pi-r mile or $3l,b3i,.' exceeding '"
by 16,059, 68 th actual cost o'- coiistru'-t- '' "
lug uud fully equipping the road, aud yield-- c
lug a proSt of more than $17.750,000. ''"-'- r '
, Sfaiisi4 Awaiioais giWlfull of trouble,'" iy
Ju lOlumbia thu Pre-iideut relu.es tobey aj-.'i.n
decislou of tho .Supreme X'uurt, aud- jathi nt
ufl urmy .to, .rtjsihi jt by Jurcev Peru i ..
threatened witj u, new revolution ta UhUi
ihe rinpreme Court ' has been I n. peach 'd by '
Sepaie, to the great delight of the 'Clerical V! ''
party, while.. on the: 01 her baud, the Liberal "' x
party aw greatly eiiouagauHj tha Senate " .
aud huvo tivoa losing tUtt Arcubop o( .
aantia?o. '' ..... ,.' V;. , ,