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Stud the Little One* Happy to Red.
fend the little mm k*WT to bed
When close* the trrableeomr day-
Let no harsh invective be Mid
To rwflte thnir mind white they pray,
fere trials and trouble so soon
The sweet sleep of childhood will fen ;
And let then* He Wonaly down
And cherish bright dreams while they can.
fend the little ones happy to bed,
Thoagh they may be mischievous and wild
h stars seldom feat owe a wtee head
Oa a IW dlMhsd, light-heartei ehtld.
Then let their glad spirits hare ploy.
And brighter and stronger they 11 grow.
Like a stream that runs five on ita way.
And suffers no cheek in its dow.
fend the little ones happy to fed
You know not what Ul in ay fe near -
Ere the morning your pets may fe dead—
Then eain the regret or the tear,
fe let them lie down with delight.
And fail not to give and to take
A k when (hex prattle "good night."
Ami a kiss in the morn when they wake.
Tic Farmer'* Spring Seng.
His red bads are tinting the soft-maple ires.;
The *rood-peepsrs chirp where withered viae*
gall laden. to-dar, is ths brs.th ot Uie hreeas.
With the blackbiriTs felted of welcome to
Ths rewttup >s blending her blossoms of gokl.
With the violet's blue, in shallow and n ate.
And peewits are piping good-hy to ths cold,
Prom bn* >k ■ willow branches that swing in
Cams farmer boy. now
With harrow ana plough
Tarn the brown turf in good chssr !
Old Winter is goos
Thsre's dew on the Uwn
Tte time to be sowing the seed of the rear.
The rills so long silent 'neat h deep forest leaves.
Are learning to wartils their gamut again ;
And the parrds-wmged swallows are searching
To And a relrcal from the chilly Spring ram ;
Enrobed of the snow, earth fervih her breast ;
Inviting ths toil of the husfeudmau'a hand ;
And hs that sows early reaps plenty ami reat!
His certain reward from ths generous laud.
fe fanner boys now.
With harrow am! plow
Tor a the brow n larf u> good cheer !
OM Winter is gone— *
There's dew on the lawn—
"Tts ttme to t sowing the seed of the year.
While Mvage IVwmfer was lashing his team
Of tempest and snow-storm, in fury along,
Too storied and sang till rafter and fesra
Shook down the light echoes of mirth aud of
For were ksdol- bursting your
Tour granaries glowing with Amman's ripe
Bat now the new season of labor begins.
And April is calling her ploughmen afield.
Ho, farmer boys now.
With harrow and plow
Turn the brown turf in good cheer!
OM Winter is goo*-
There's dew on the lawn -
"Tts time to be sowing the seed of ths year.
We had a very pood crew ou the LitWy j
Sally, and there wa* no prettor fellow
ever walked a deck than Bob Small, who
was a sailor from a love of the profession,
and who had run away from bis borne in
New HanijwLtee three "years before, from
which he had not beard a word since, and
which he had resolved to return to after
the present voyage. He was in my watch,
and often, under the lee of the long-boat,
he would open b heart to me regarding
the hopes ami fear*.
We were, one night, walking the deck
in the moonlight ; the sea just moved to a j
ripple beneath the tropical air, when be
caught my arm suddenly, and cried:
•* look there P
- Where P 1 asked.
' There," said he, 44 in the wake of the
moon. Don't yon see f
There, sore enough, swam an immense
shark, just above the water, witbiu a boat's
length of us. and we felt that his evil eye
rested upon us as we stood there gazing on
bim. I felt a sense of uneasiness as 1 saw
the monster so near us, and was sensible
of a violent tremor in Bob as his hand
rested on my arm.
"Jack," said he, impressively, "that
chap is after me. I ran read my fate in
every wrinkle of the water a* it plays
around him, and 1 know very well that he
will be my tomb."
•* Nonsense," I said; '* what i* the use ot
indulging in such a feeling as that ? ft is
no unusual thing to see a shark, and what
if every sailor should take it into his head
that he was to be eaten, do you think be
would be ?"
At that, the monster pare a great swirl
in the water, and the ripples flashed in the
u Yoo see that, Jack," said be; '• he
knows what we are talking about, and it's
a settled thing. His mind is made up to
have a pick at me, and he will do it."
* Whv do you believe so P l l asked,
u Oh, he said, 44 I have been too happy.
These joyful anticipations of seeing home
again, acid getting the forgiveness of the
old folk/ if they are alive, and seeing my
little sister Myra. have filled me full. |
Jack," be continued, turning me around,
and looking me squarely in the face, "do
TOO believe that a man who disrespected
hit hither so much a* to shut him down
cellar and run away, has a right to antici
pate happiness 1 I served mine so. See
that shark; he seems to be laughing at
what I say, the infernal beast, if 1 may be '
allowed the expression."
I comforted him by telling him he had
no reason for hit gloomy hears, hut be
mournfully shook his bead. The railing
of the " larboard watch" interrupted our
conversation, and we turned in. I laid
awake but a little while, and could hear
Bob sigh deeply as he lay in his berth.
The next day, the shark was not visible,
but night found us again looking over the
lee rail, and, as before, right in the wake
of the moon, wi* the huge fish swimming
along with his fin out of the water, a boat's
length from us.
" He's after me," said Bob in a whisper
" Nonsense," I replied ; he'* after mc a
mucb as you.
That night Bob turned in his berth, and
his sigh* were piteous. He looked so hag
gard and worn the next morning, that Mr
Good enough, the mate, noticed it.
44 Ah, Bob," said be, " what'* the mat
ter 7" You look like a sick hen."
Bob simply replied that he did not feel
very well, and turned his attention to hi*
'• Time's most op Jack." said be in a
whisper; 44 and look there!"
Sure enough, there, scarcely a boat's
length from the brig, was seen the ominous
fin, the black flag of the bucanneer of the
finny tribe, and 1 was for a moment
44 This can't last another day," said he
raizing the rail; " and you believe it; 1 see
you tremble. You must go up and see the
old folks. Jack, and tell 'em bow patient 1
died, and that my life was not thrown
away, though I was a runaway. Give them
my "cheat, and give little Myra tfo: sea
elephant's tooth, with the carving ijffin it,
to keep as a memento, and Heaven bless
you, Jack." #
The poor fellow wept like a child.
The whole crew were now attracted
along the vessel's side, to see the great fish
that was so desirous of our company, and
various were the comments made upon it,
none of which vwre of the somber charac
ter of poor BobWthough they all looked
upon it with a feeling of dread.
Our cook finally seemed to arrive at a
very decisive, though comical, conclusion.
He darted into his caboose, from which he
reappeared again in a few moment's with
something rolled up in an old red shirt,
that seemed to send out a steam.
" Whit have you got there V' asked the
" Brekfu* for shark, sir!" wa the reply,
with an expansive grin.
He said no more, but threw his bundle
far out into the water, before the nose of
the shark, which, waking from its supine
neaa. darted forward, and immediately
swallowed the object. For an instant the
monster resumed his pace alongside the
brig, but this was succeeded by an evident
feeling of uneasiness, and a moment after
he levied his length from the water, falling
upon the surface with a crush that sent the
spray flying in our foreyard. Then he
swam furiously in a wide circle about the
vessel, leaping occasionally from the water,
and turning upon his back. Soon his no
tions ceased; and. rolling over, be lay a
silent mass upon the water.
" Golly 7" said Curacoa, "he got his
brekfus, shur. Hot brick warmee tumroak."
" Did you give him a hot brick?" said
" Yes, massa," said Blackey, with a grin,
44 and guess he don't 'gree wid 'em."
There was a loud laugh at the cook's ex
periment, and, turning to speak to Bob, I
lound he had left my side.
" Where's Bob V I asked.
KRID. KURTZ, Editor and Proprietor.
* Don't know, t saw hint here a minute
I went round to the other side of the
boat. Ho wa* not there.. We called him
and searched for him, but he wa* not to he
found. Theu it seemed sure enough that
js**r Rob's misgiving had !>ern verified,
ami 1 mourned tlis km*, thinking of uiv
own melancholy mission into New Hamp
shire to inform hi* weeping friends of the
hwe. It in fact cast a gloom over all the
vessel, am) we could never understand how
he disappeared so suddenly, supposing,
however, that his miud, hccoming morbid,
had lust ita felanee, and he had leaped
overboard while we were absorbed by the
Cook's adventure with the shark.
The veswcl arrived iu alxuit eight days ;
ami. after I had got char of her. 1 set about
the performance of the duty that ha<l leen
charged upon me by Rob. 1 embarked for
New Hampshire, having stowed Rob's
chest in the baggage-car, and thought all
the way, what 1 should say to moumiug
Iriends. It was something that I was not
accustomed to, ami 1 went ou the voyage
with much misgiving.
1 stopped at the jirettv little station of
Sprue*burg, among the hills, at which a
coach wa* waiting to carry passengers to
Itimmer, a town souie four miles distant,
which was the place of my destination.
Tpon this roach Rob's che*l wa* hoisted,
hut when 1 attempted to enter I found it
entirely full, and the driver's seat was also
occupied by two lieside* hiuiselt. 1 there
fore looked fur some other mean* ot con
veyance The depot master proved my
friend, and after a few minute* informed
me that a young lady from Rimraer was in
town with a wagon, aud would return
alone in a short time, and that she would
lx- happy to accommodate me with a sear.
So I gave directions that the chret should
he left at the hotel, a* I was iuformrd that
there wa* one, in order that Bob's friend*
might not see it, aud await for my fair
The wagon was pointed out to me, aud
the young lady soon came along, to whom
1 introduced myself, aud. helping her in, I
sat beside her; she insisted upon driving,
of which 1 was very glad, and 1 was more
familiar with a hawser than a horse. She
was exceedingly pretty, about seventeen
years old, and was in alt respects interest
ing. being one of thane bright and spark
ling little fairies that are continually sur
prises to those who are predisposed to
believe that all country productions of the
kind are awkward and disagreeable, one of
which, however. ! was not. I found her
cbattv and pleasant, full of piquant remarks,
in which she did not spore me. and I
perfectly delighted with her. The con ver
sa! ion at last turned on Kiminer.
44 Do you reside there ?" I asked.
'* Then, of course, YOU are acquainted
with all the people there. Do you know
a family by the name of Small i"
" Oh, yea, very well !"
44 Is the name of one of its members
" Yes, Myra Small and myself are very
intimate; we sing iu the same choir."
'• She had a brother P
• 4 Y; Bob Small. He was a wild fel
low, and went away to sea, years ago."
'• Have they mourned him ?"
" No, not much; he locked his father in
a cellar when he went away, and thi* rath
er set theui against him."
"Well, I have sad new* for them. I
have just returned from a voyage with
him, and be was lost at sea."
41 Bad news, indeed, that will be. But
he will never shut the old man down cellar
again; nor torment poor Myra, will he P
• 4 No, but he thought of her at the last,
poor fellow, and I have a parting gift for
her. from him."
I inquired about the old folks, and about
Myra, and the conversation lasted until we
arrived at the hotel, where she was to put
me down, which I chose rather than to go
to the house of Bob at once. I waited till
the evening before I went on mv tnrlau
choir errand. It was a fair night in Sep
temisr, the air just beginning to grow a
little chilly, and I walked very slowly, al
most reluctantly, to an encounter that 1
very much dreaded. My duty to Bob
alone sustained me in the effort.
The homestead was s substantial farm
house, with a lane leading up to it, and
turning into which I proceeded on my er
rand, mv heart beating a load alarm on mv
rib*. The windows were all ablaze with
light, and a strain of mu*ic floated to me.
from the house, auguring a scene of happi
ness and peace within, that I, fiend-like,
wa* going to interrupt. Should I go on ?!
Yes. duty to Bob impelled me.
I approached, and rapped upon the door
All was still in s moment, but nobody
came. I rapped again, and fancied I heard
in response a titter on the inside. This
time, however, there was the sound of
turning a key or removing* bolt, the door
swung open, and there, in the light of two
blazing lamps held in the hands of tuy
fairv of the wagoti, who 41 sang in the choir
with Myra Small," stood my old shipmate
Bob, in apparently excellent condition, atd
with an expression upon bis face altogethct
unlike that which any ghost wears that I
ever heard of!
4 ' Bob Small, by all that's rascally!" said
I, for a moment regretting that he was not
at the bottom of the sea.
44 Yew, Jack," said be, after 1 had entered,
4 ' the very same. I hid away in the run on
hoard the brig, ashamed of my wild prog
nostic when the cook killed the shark, and
I determined that even you should not sec
me till you saw me here, as I knew you
would, because I knew you would comply
with my dying request. So Myra has been
down to the depot every day for a week to
watch for the big chest, and the fellow
along with it, thanking her stars to-day at
1 the fortune which gave you her company.
! She knew you from my description and the
44 Well. Bob," I said, " I suppose T ought
; to rejoice that you are alive, though bang
rne if I would undergo so much inquietude
on any account again. And Miss Myra
most accept my apology for not recogniz
ing her by instinct."
Then the old folks came in. and we had
a good time all round; the old gentleman
informing me of the trick put upon him in
1 shutting him down cellar, which he seemed
to relish, a he recalled it, and the old lady
looked as pleasant as an Octot>er evening,
while Myra beamed ineffably on all.
Perhaps 1 ought to finish my story by
falling in love with Myra and marrying
her; but I found no chance for that, be
cause she had a good-looking printer who
wa* booked for her*good graces, though
she liked me a* the friend of Bob; and I
1 gave her the elephant's tooth, which, years
after, 1 saw her youngest liaby cutting its
| teeth upon.
Bob is now one of the most successful
shipmasters out of New York, and I am—
the reader's very humble servant.
A GOOD MOVE. —The farmer* of
Hillsborough Country, N. H., held their
last meeting for the season, at Milford,
and discussed the important question :
" How can we make our farms so at
tractive as to retain our young men and
women at home ?" It was generally
and sensibly agreed upon that the farm
residence should be made pleasanter;
and much was said of the probable good
influence of local libraries, the cultiva
tion of music, with a fair allowance of
time for recreation, and for escape from
daily drudgery. Unquestionably, the
New-England farms require hard and
pretty constant work at certain, seasons,
but there are several months of com
parative leisure, a rational improvement
of which would render rural life a good
deal more tolerable to the young. If
"the occupation of a farmer be the
noblest of all labor," it would be a great
pity if it were necessarily dull.
CENTRE HALL REPORTER.
English Postal Noting* llonk*.
It is just ten vraiw aititv the establish -
meut iu lirest Ihitiuu of what i* called
the Post-office savings Ixmk system.
I s hucccm* ha* txx-n decided from the
outset, and both (lovernmeiit and |>eo
|>le hale found advantage in frankly
conceding its usefulness. The plan was
not adopted and legalized nutil after
weary year* of argument and ofetiuate
t>pj action ; hut, ouee iutrodue**!, it so
rapidly grew in favor that deposits to
the amount of s.M,Ott>,tHl Wife made by
over 850,1*00 jx<rwou during the first
live years of ita operation. At first only
threw hutidml INwt-offioe.x were dottigu
ated for saviugs Lank ptirjxKw-*, hut
witliin the period named others were ad
ded, a* tle demand increased, until, ui
1800, the nnuiher of Post-office saviugs
thanks in the Tinted Kingdou reached
1t,309, three-fourth* of which were lo
cated iu England aud Wide*.
IV|HMitaare received fr>m one shilling
upward, aud the operation is thus dia
eribed : Depositor* leave tlieir money
at the nearest uiouey-order Poet-office,
receiving a feuk-lxmk, properly num
bered, on which their uames, addrt i*,
and occnpations are written. The
amount of the deposit is entered in the
book, attested lv the signature of th'
Postmaster, and stamped w tth the
official stump of the office. This is a
sufficient voucher for the depositor, the
Government Wing rrajxmsible for its
•afc tnuismisxiou to the tieueral Office.
The Postmaster send* an account daily
to the money-order office in Ismdon of
each transaction, with the original signa
ture of the depositor. It is there proper
ly entered, and an acknowledgment is
sent to each depositor. The last pre
caution insure* the honesty of Post
masters, liecauae, if the depositor docs
not receive his acknowledgment within
ten da vs. he must apply for it. which he
may do free of postage. Additional
depoaita go through the same form, and
uiav W made at the same or any other
money-order office in the Kingdom
The plan is so systematized that one
person might go the whole rouud of the
three or four thousand Post-office sav
ing* Lank.*, and deposit money in each
without causing any confusion or etnlair
If money i* to bo withdrawn, the pro
cess is equally easy. The dejxisitor has
onlv to call nt any money-tiller office,
ani till up a blank form witli the uuui-
Iw of hi* book, the place where dot MM,
ited, the amount wanted, the place
where he want* it paid, hi* name, ad
dress, and occupation, and then mail the
form, pwt-free, to the Pustumster-tiene
ral. When received by that pfficial, the
order is compared with the account, and
if the fact* agree with each other a war
rant is *ent to the depositor, drawn up
on the Postmaster where the payment
is desired, aud a duplicate i* ent to the
Postmaster hy way of ad viae, When
this warrant is presented, nil that re
main* to be done is for the official to !>e
satisfied of the identity of the party and
take his receipt for the money. The
interest paid in England is onlv two and
a luilf per cent, on all sums of from £1
to £3O. The latter sum is the limit of
receipts from a single depositor. There
certainly i* something in this project
which can be utilized in our own coun
Pressed in their Sand*)'* Best.
Ln*lv readers may be interested in the
following account of the dresses worn
by the rovai family at Queen Victoria's
hist reception—the description being
furuished by the Court Newsman :
TheQneeu wore a black silk dress with
a train trimmed with crape and jet, and
a headdress of pearl* and diamouds over
a long white tulle veiL Her M*je>ty also
wore a pearl necklace and a diamond
and pari brooch, with the Rilwud and
Star of the Order of the (tarter, the Or
ders of Victoria and Albert and Lonirn
of Prussia, and the Haxe-C'oburg and
Gotha Family Order.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of
Wales wore a train of mauve satin trim
med with ruche* of the same and IMW*
of violet velvet; a petticoat of violet
velvet with rnches and how* of mauve
and a tunic of white Brussels lace. Head
dress—a tiara of diamomla, feathers, and
veil. Ornaments— a corsage, necklace
and earrings of pearl* and diamond*.
Order*—Victoria and Albert and the
Her Royal Highness the Princes* Chris
tian wore a train and a }>etticoat of jmle
gray sarin, with flounces and trimmings
of Irish lace, bordered with swanadown.
Headdress and ornaments feathers,
]>earls, and diamouds. Older- —Victo
ria and Albert, St Ial>el of Portugal,
and the Soxe-C'olmrg and Gotlia Family
Her Royal Highness the Princess Lou
ise wore a dress of rich white silk nnd
a train of the same trimmed with niche*
of aiLk and fringe. Headdress—a math
of Narcissus, with diamonds, feather*,
and veil. Ornament*—diamonds. Or
ders—Victoria and Alliert, St Isabel,
and the Coburg and Ciotha Family Or
A WAB STOKT. -The Fort WavneTnd.,)
Journal tells a little story of war. When
Gen. Price was on one at his raids into
Missouri, it says, the militia of a neigh
-1 siring State were called out by the Gov
ernor to protect the bonier fnnn invasion.
A Colonel in one of the frontier cities or
dered his regiment under arms, and
without giving the men time to change
their clothing and prepare for a long
march, he onlered them to the front.
1 hey marched aliout twentv-five miles
the lirxt day, and the neat fifteen. Many
of the soldier* dropped out of the ranks
on the way, and what few arrived at the
place of destination were worn out. They
complained of the long and tedious
marches, and looked over the records,
and coming to the conclusion that the
march waa unprecedented with regard
to length and time, charged their Colonel
with tyranny, and inhumanity, and
finally inntinied and started for home,
and actually walked the whole distance
liack, forty miles, iu a single day.
Horse thieves in Mirliigmi are practis
ing a new dodge, four men being requir
ed to carry it out. : Two of them m in
advance with a horse nndhtiggi, . ud,
when an opportunity present* itself, the
horse is sold, and the two hire another
horse nnd proceed to the next ncigh
lierbood iu search of another purchaser.
<hi the following day, the other two ar
rive in hot haiitc, inquiring for the two
who had left, representing them as horse
theives; learn that they have sold the
horse; one elnims it, proving owner
ship by the qfher, and gets possession
of the horse as liaving lieen stolen from
him ; then they pass on to the next neigh
borhood, to rejieat the process on an
WHO OWNED THE DOG.— Mayor Cobb,
of Lynchburg, Va., before whom several
negroes claimed the ownership of a dog,
left the decision of the doubtful matter
to the dog himself. Several of them
called the intelligent animal pathetically,
but he regarded them not; finally, one
yelled out Butter, and with a bark of joy
the dog rushed toward him, and decided
PAY.— The lawyers who defended the
men who robbed the express train on
the Central Pacific Railroad last Pall,
took part of the stolen property for de
fending them ; now the lawyers are in
jail for receiving it. The property was
hid in the mountains, ana the lawyers
were watched and detected when they
went for and recovered it.
CENTRE HALL. CENTRE CO., PA., FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 1871.
Falling from the Trapcac.
loud night (Kavsa recent number of
the Kansas City Yew*. ) the theatre was
crowded to reiplciioii to witnex* the dar
ing and graceful performances of the
M.traits Sister* upon tlie Uap'O-. Mniiy
of those who attended the night In-fore
cutue again to seethe little Ibfalic ill her
perilous h-ap. aud scarcely a chair was
empty in the house.
'lh preliminary *ong* and dance*
were gone through witli, aud the slater*
were at last in mid-air, w hirliag from I au
to rope, and bunging by hands, ktiec,
and foot, amid the tftiplause of the audi
ence. Finally the olds I ascended to the
upjx-r swing, and then commenced the
more shovry aud |erilou* feats. The
little one a bright pretty child of only
thirteen years—twined her feet six mt
her stronger sister, hanging iu every j
variety of posture, and suspended ua
'if l>v mere volition at such a perilous |
height above the door.
They had just rtvorarsd from a many .
int rtwining of hands and limfe, ami the
elder one, seating herself upon the bar;
of the tipjier swing, leaned I wok ward. I
balancing herself while the child slid j
f>rw*rd from her lap aud lay, with fold
ed arm*. resting upon her feet. • The j
performance is not so difficult a* it
seems, hut depend* for safety entirely
uixin the nerve of the one ujxm the liar.
The proper way for it to end i for the
child to eitcud her arms, grasping the
Ixtr. and then fall, haugitig by her hands,
as the other removes her feet.
Still, though not difficult, it ia danger
ous and moat exciting to an audience.
As they aw the slender, child-like form
lying with folded arm* niton the feet f
her *i*ter, way tip toward* the roof. ami
calm gut if within her cradle, a roll of
s|Miutneoiu nppUuw wo* breaking forth,
w hen of a sudden it waa changed to au
involuntarv shriek of horror ! The elder
girl. thinking that the other had already
gnuipnl the lar, removed her feet, and
down from her |>crrh. near the high
ceiling -down like a falling star from it*
'earful height—went the child.
Such sublime nerve a* she exhibited it
lwa never lieeu our fortune to witness in
a child before. The arm* remained
folded over the chest, the limlia never
changed their |Mitiuua, not the faintest
cry escaped her compressed hp*, and the
face waa calm as that of a sleeping Iwlie,
without the least expressing of fear. In
i'uat the same posture in which she left
icr sister'* feet she struck the floor,
with a dull, horrible thud, that was
echoed by a shriek from the audience,
<u*ls stifletl moan from the little sufferer.
She wa* itiuntdlately picked np, and
borne behind the scenes by one of the
actors, while the agonized sister des
cending quickly froiu the tnqiezr and
joined her. In a few minutes it waa
announced to the audience that her hurt*
were but trifling, and that *he trusted
to appear again to-night, nnd such re
port is confirmed this morning.
Considering the height of the fall,
and the dangerous |maitiou in which she
struck—full npou her lawk—her eseaja*
w as almost a miracle.
A Strlrt law.
The importance id placing the biwi
uesa of dispensing drug* and medicines
in competent hand* is fully iwcogniaed
in Prussia, where the moat stringent
regulations are enforced in regard to the
qualifications of apothecaries. To le
--conie an a|K>tberary'a apjtrentice there,
an applicant must first pa** an examin- '
ation in laitin, physics, botany, atid
other natural sciences, before a Ixautl j
comprising the di.*triet physician and a
notary ; and if this is satisfactory, he
gets a permit to serve a* an apprentic
for lour year* in a pharmacy, during
w liich be u allowed to c mpound drugs
iu the laboratory, but nut to put up pre
scriptions until the fourth your. and
then only under the strict surveillance
of the proprietor or of a responsible
drag clerk. At the expiration of this
term be has an examination aa drug
clerk, under directions of an examining
board composed of two physicians, two
apothecaries, and a notary. Success en- j
titles him to a diploma as a drag clerk ;
and after this lie must serve us a clerk
solely, and in different pharmacies, four
years more ; four years m one place will
not fulfill the nxinirvment* of the law.
After this the clerk must spend one year
in the university to complete his studies,
and then comes still another examination,
after whieh, if he comes out of the final
examination with credit, he receives his
diploma ss an aixithccary. and ia ullowed
to bny an ••stnblished stand or to leromr
a member of a firm already in existence,
if he can ; bnt ho cannot net up a new
pharmacy, a* the nttmltcr of these is
regulated by law. one Wing allowed fur
everv 5,01)0 inhabitants. The price of
m<d!eiiies are also regulated by law, and
are the aa:ne in every drug store in
Prussia. An apothecary niny give away
medicines if he sees fP ; bnt he is not
allowed to sell them for either lean or
more than the established price. No
man can buy a pharmacy in ITusaia un
less he has gnincd sn apothecary's;
diploma. So arbitrary n system would j
never lie tolerated in this country : but
wc need such a law a< will put an cud to :
the practice of intimating the preparation
of prescriptions to ignorant liovs, who
can have no knowledge of the effect* of
the powerful drags which they are allow
T nor HUM AMONG THE TVPOS.— For
some weeks a bud feeling has existed lie
tween the projirietors of the Daily Sun
and the Memphis Typographical Union,
growing out of a strike. The jirintera
published a sniiill paper called the Moon,
making pcraonnl attacks on the proprie
tors ond attaches, to which the SHU re
sponded. As W. A. MoClay, the proprie
tor of the Sun, was jwssiug through the
jiark for the purpose, as he states, <i*
asking protection for himself nnd office
from the Recorder, he wus attacked by
Henry White and Henry* Mooke, aeere
tary of the Typograjihical Union, who
opened Are on nun with revolvers. Mc-
C'lay fired onee, but was shot tlirough
file thigh and slightly wounded on top of
the head. The two men then attack
ed him and neat hint with their pistols,
until the keeper of the park came to his
assistance. Thev waived examination,
and gave hail for their uppenrnnce before
the Uriminul Court to answer a charge
of nnsaiilt, with iutcnt to commit mur
der in the first degree.
" Nravora OHTLDRJDI anfler untold ago
nies from fear, when nut to lied alone.
No tongue can tell the horrors of a lone-
Home room to such children. A little,
delicate boy, whom his jut rents were
drilling to sleep alone, tuied to cry vio
lently every night, and his fnther would
eome in and whip liira. He mistook his
pertinacity for obstinacy, and thought it
iiis duty to conquer the child's will.
One night lie said : " Why do you always
scream so when you know you shall he
punished ?' 'Oh, father, father!' said
the little fellow. ' T don't mind your
whipping me, if yon only stay with me.'
The father's eyes were opened from that
moment He' saw that a human 1 icing
cannot be governed by dead rules, like a
plant or an animal."
THE UKANEST MAN has gone to Belma,
Ala., and has been calling upon wash
women, representing that he is autho
rized to contract for the washing of five
hundred soldiers, to arrive in the city in
a few days, and engaging each one to do
a portion of it. From each he demand
ed fifty cents for his trouble, and they
all pain him.
A Ituuianre Iu Turkey.
The la-vent lln-altl, of < 'oiistahtinople,
ha* the follow tug wtorv : Home thirteen
year* go aGreek in Constantinople *aw
reasons for Incoming u Mussulman, and
tot>k tli- iinuu> of Mehrmet. Shortly
afterward ho brought to hi* father a
house a |licit v little t'lrcoaaiaii fori about
four year* of uge, called Asti-Melek,
whom ho niiiil I o had rocoivctl from *
Turkiidi Utly in satisfaction of a debt
duo to him. Tho renegade'* sitter,
Christian of tho Greek rilo, grew toloro
tlio chihl, ami brought her up in tho
precepts of tho ('hriiitian religion. Ho
matter* wont on quietly lu this huuihle
household until übotti two years ago,
when Mohomot, who htui marrioil a
Turkish woman and taken to tho tratio
of a dealer in female alavea- which ho
still carries on, presented Inunw lf to hia
father's |>lacc and claimed the young
CireiMian girl Asli-Melek. Hia aiater
Hoiandra refused to give up the child,
but yielding at length to Meheuiet'* per
•latent ih-unuida and menaces, tlio father
consented to liand lier over to him.
lioxamlru, however, apprehensive of tlio
results, kept watch over her brotlier'a
movemeuta and those of tho eh Id. Hire
at last succeeded in getting a tol *n in
terview with Iter, atfd learning that alio
was suffering and unhappy, contrived to
get her out of Meheinet'a house, aud to
take her to Hyr*. There A*li-Melek for
mally embraced I'hriatianity, and waa
baptised uudor the name of Angelina.
Eight months afterwards Boxandra
returned * itb her adopted charge to Con
stantinople, where they remained un
molested for about a year. In the uioau
timc Mehemet beset the Turkish author
ities with iuqiurt unities. He declared
that hia brother, Miltiadm, having fallen
iu love with Angelica, and desiring to
marry her, had coerced her against her
will, in concert with the rent of his fam
ilv, to alauidun the Muasulim-n faith, in
which as a Circassian she waa born, and
jirofcaa the Christian religion. Tlie Mus
sulman authorities at length gave ear to
thene tatem-uta, and iletertuined to take
nroeeedencr against the Christian meru
it-r* of Meheuiet's family for the pur
pose of trausferring tin- girl to the charge
of Meheuiet hum-elf. Accordingly, on
the 2l*t of January last, the voung broth
er, Miltunics, was arrested by the Turk
isb iM>lice. Angelica, wartnsl in time,
sought and found refuge in the Human
Embassy ; the police hunted in vain for
her, but, in addition to Miltiadea, ar
rested Mchcinct's old father, aged seven
ty years, Iloxaudra, and her yonng sis
ter, Ariste. who were all incarcerated in
Tlie houses of all relative* and friemls
of this quirt Greek family were a.-arched,
ami iu ' some instances, it is stated, in a
very brutal manner. The houses of
other respectable |ieuple were also enter
ed, and iu one of them a young lady who
was seriously ill, wa* so alarmed by the
threat* of the police that aire died in a
few days after their visit. At this stage
of the proceedings General Igualicff, the
ltiissuui Amlmjuador, took np the matter
with his usual energy. On hia repre
sentations, all the }iersons so unccrmo
niously arnsbtl by the Turkish police
were sel free aud restored to their home*.
His Excellency, mom-over, insisted upon
a definite and legal solution Is-iug giving
to the religions status of the young Cir*
caasian. The result has been that in
conformity with the procedure establish
ed by law and confirmed by i-twtom, An
gehea appeared twice before the proper
< Htonian authorities, and declared each
time her firm resolution to remain in the
Christum fnith which she had formally
embraced. A few days later Angelica,
accoiu|Mmicd by her faithful friend. Box
audra, left Constantinople for Greece.
In Jail far Debt.
The following anecdote is told of M.
Wiert*. the (ieraian painter, who was
soim-times called tlie craxv artist :
After having finished a iiortrait of the
old aristocratic Countess de M , who
preteijlel to be only thirty when nearly
sixty, ahe refused to accent the tainting,
saying that it did not look anything like
herself, and that her most intimate
frirnds would not recognise a single fea
ture of heria on that piece of canvass.
Wiertx smiled kindly at the remark, and
as a true knight of old. gallantly recon
ducted the lady to her carnage. Next
moniing there waa a grand disturtianor
in the Hue de la Madeline. A crowd was
Bithcred before a window, and the fol
wing words were wliisj>ered from ear to
ear : " la the Countess de M— really
in jail for her debts f" Wicrta hod ex
ercised a little vengeance towards hia no
ble but unfair customer. A* soon as she
hod refusal the portrait, he set to work
and jiainted a few iron liars un the pie
ture, with these words. "In jail for
debt" He exhibited the painting in a
jeweller's window, in the principle street
in Brussels, and the effect aas instan
taneous. A few hours later the countess
was back in Wiertx ' studio, pouring in
vectivea on him at high press uro—to nave
exhibited her likeneaa under such acan
didoua circumstances. " Most noble
lady," was the artist's reply, " vou said
the painting did not look suything like
yourself, and that your most intimate
friends would not have n-cognized a
single one of your features in the pic
ture. I wanted simply to test the truth
of vour statement, tnat is all 1" The por
trait waa taken away, the city laughed,
the artist charged double price, and gave
the amount to the poor of the city.
How A SCHOOLBOT (LOT Ixxrr.—The
Boston Tr<rrWUr tells this story: The
pet of a family, residing not far from I>s
Orange street, is a boy who has recently
Saascd his fifth year, and having just
ngned his first jacket and trousers, is
attending n primary achool. The other
afternoon he failed to come home at the
usual hour, much to the alarm of the
household, and after a long searrh, lie
was found, some time after dark, at the
Providence IVjiot. He was sent to txd
without much explanation, though it is
possible his treatment wna what Solomon
would have recommended, in such an
emergency. The next morning he was
down to the breakfast tabb-, evidently
none the worse for the lessoff anil per
haps the wiser. Taking advantage of a
lull in the conversation customary at the
morning meal, he turned his grave coun
tenance toward the head of the table, and
givhig free vent to hi* over-charged mind
lie exclaimed, "I'll tell yon, mamma,
how it happened. After school, I went
part of the way home with Mary ,
and at the corner of a atreet where she
left nie, I kissed her, and she kissed me,
and then I found I *M lost." There
was an explosion around the table, just
abftut that time. It is suspected this is
not the first young gentleman who lias
lieen lost under similar circumstances.
IN A WRHTKBN village a charming, well
preserved widow had la en courted and
won by a physician. Hhe had children ;
among them a crippled bov, who had
been petted, and, if not spoiled, certain
ly allowed great "freedom in deliate."
The wedding day was approaching, and
it was time the children should know
they were to have a new father. Calling
the crippled boy, the widow said :
George, I am going to do something
before long that I would like to talk
about with you.
" I am intending to marry Dr. Jones
in a few daya, and—"
" Bully for you, Ma ! Does Dr. Jones
know ii ?"
Ma caught her breath but failed to
articulate a response.
Mr. De llrownr's FiperiwruL
Mr llerliert de Browne aa( in Uia
liixurioutt bachelor establiahtneut in
lllatik street, and pondered deeply. The
subject of his cogitations was a wife, or
rather how U> get one. T"here were
enough > "ting ladies who wuukl be glad
to Mm* "their lucky stars for tlte privi
lege of Ix-eoming mistress of his hoiu,
a* lie well knew ; but he also felt toler
ably well uasured the home was all they
cared for. For the fortune they would
wed its owner.
"Deuce take this money !" he exclaim
ed ; " 1 wish I'd never had a farthiug,
and then . lint, botheration, then
I should have been too ixwr to marry
any way. Why couldn't I liave had just
wwdth enough fur all inv wants and
nothing more ? I'll foil them, though,
the mean adventuresses !"
A furious pull at tlie lell-rope brought
the housekeeper to the room in a hurry.
" Pack up your traps, Mrs. Riukle,"
he exclaimed*abruptly, 4 'for I'm going
to close the house.'
It was evident that he hsd come to
" Shut up the house, Mr. lie Brow lie f*
ejaculated tlie housekecpor, almoat be
lieving she had lost her reason. " Why
such a thing has not occurred since
your Ismeutevl uncle took posseiwion five
aud forty vearw ago.
" Tha't makes no difference, ma'am ;
I'm master here now, and 1 shall close it
for the present Meanwhile, your pay
ran still go on. and that of such domestics
as yon consider indispensable. Have
vou no relatives you wish to nsit V he
That settled it The proffer of con
tinued jmj removed Mrs. ltinkle's
scruples quite effectually. She then
rcinciulx-red she had some friends she
had not seen fur year*.
Three days latter, Mr. Herliert de
Browne was safely domiciled in a quiet
hxlging-house, arid shortly afterwards
h<- I kegaii to sell his diamond rings and
seals, aud other paraphernalia of fasb
lotiable hie, as well as dnws himself in
plainer clothea. A rumor that* hia
pr<qerty had lx*eu had through an un
lucky ■ peculation wa* soon afloat
He lost fnends rapidly. By twoa and
threes they ceased to know hint aa they
mot him iu the street. He only laughed
and snapped hia finger* at them behind
Had his adversity la-en real lie would
not hare frit like laughing.
Then came the time when this circle
of acquaintance* got narrowed dowr to
three. But three of Ins former friends
still clung to him. true in adversity.
It is no wonder he giew misanthropic.
Out in the street one Jy he met a
carriage containing some of his former
acquaintances, who had been a) went from
the city since he had rioaed hia house
He thought they would not notice h>m.
bat each iumale of the carriage bowed
politely aa of old.
" The* have not heard the news !" he
He waa mistaken. That night the
owuer of the carriage came to see him
" Rather rioae quarters, my friend,"
be mid. aa he took a calm survey of
Herbert'a not very pretentious surround
" Pretty close, that'* a fa<-t." said Mr.
Lb- Browne, Icily. " But since I lost my
property —of which I suppose you
haven't heard—l have become quite
" But I hiTc hrtrd !" orifld hi* auditor,
abruptly, " mil that i* why I came. 1
too* yon needed (n<ml uow, if mt,
and the fart i—well my daughter. r—
--1 tn.au 1 came to offer you the position
of head clerk in my counting house. ill
vou except it V
" Ahem ! Well, 111 think of it But
it in a lon* way from my lodgings."
" Deinx- take your lodgings! Yon can
Imard in my family it a—well, a a aort
of guest, you know."
llerlwrt looked him o-.or oloaeJy.
Tohn Standard was a wealthy man—very
wealthy, he was railed—and in hia face
there wna nothing to warrant the sus
picion that he had learned Herbert's se
cret and wished to curry favor, aiding
him while uuder an apiwreut ckod—ao
that idea was speedily dismissed.
I hice cosily snuggled in the ltrnlard
tnanaion. it was not long before he
wondered why he ha<l not noticed Susie
She did not seem to feel alve him,
notwithstanding the wide difference in
tlieir positions, and treated him aa
ivinliallv—more cordially, he thought—
tluui before the change to hia fortunes.
He would not liave been human had
he not learned to love her.
The climax oamc when she gave a grand
party. Then, before the elite of the
city, hc did not hesitate to receive at
tentions from him. on which but one
construction could lie placed. He
thought ber quite a heroine, and asked
for no further proof than could ahe love
him. The next afternoon they met in linr
fat her'a library, where he had waited to
see her. +
" Susie," he aaid, aa soon an the usual
courtesies lutd been exchanged. "I
come to von this morning to learn my
fate. I know the difference in our po
sitions. nnd would not urge you—only
let your heart decide. My hoart I lay
She f>lu*hed prettily, and seemed con
fused for a moroeut; then ahe gave
hiin her lutnd.
" I liave loved yon oh. ao long !" sin*
said, "ami I feared that you would
never love me. Yon were ao jealous lie
fore yon lost your wealth, that all women
were'mere adverturesees. I waa heartily
glad when papa said you had lost it, aud
Yon wiit him to negotiate with m\"
cried HerUrt, finishing Uie sentence in
tuitively. and giving it labial emphasis.
" I loved you ao ! ahe murmured, de
" 1 do not doubt it, dcereet!"
And Mr. Herbert le Browne believed
himself the happiest of men.
They were married. The wedding
vu vpry nn pretention*, as liecame the
nud he waa in a oonatant eostacy aa he
tlionglit of her surprise when he should
tell her that liia fortnne still remained.
He sent for Mm. Rinkle to eome and re
el ja-n the houao, and to put it in con
dition to receive ita mistreat*. Meantime,
they tarried at her father's.
" Herbwrt," aaid hi* wife one day,
"I havea favortoaak. Will yon grantit ?"
" I will, if in my power, Bne, darling,
•• Well poor papa ia rather ahort of
money ; won't you lend him ten or fif
teen thousand ponnda ?"
"Me! Why you know **
"Oh ! I know what yon have bwn
pretending," waa the qnick reply.
" But, then, it waan't ao ; you never lost
Herliert de Browne w.is dumb witli
astonishment and chagrin.
"How did yon find that out ?" he
" I knew it all the time. When I
heard that you were penniless, papa
went directly to vour banker and learned
the contrary. I think we managed pretty
'• I think you did," cried her husband
desperately; "but do yon think I'll en
dure it ?"
" How can you help yonxself ? We
are married now. Yon can't apply for a
" No, I can't; but "
" Then what will you do ?"
" Anatfer me one question : Do you
really love me ?"
"Ye* I do."
"Walt, if you hire me, wa will drop
" I think you had bettor." aha said
quietly ; "and lend papa the money."
Aud like a sensible man, he lent it
Italian Adtrnturrr* and Heiresses.
A letter frutn an Italian correspond
ent aays :
There is an ingenious coolness about
the Italian people which is delirious,
sod which I am, aa yet, at a loss to con
sider as an effluence* of simplicity or of
impudence. Examples are not lacking
iu all gnuhw of society, from the goat
herd, who shake* water from the I-.uie
in hi* sleeve into the tumbler while ha
draws your milk in the twilight, to the
faakioualde young gentleman of good
family who uublualuuglv pat* Mnrthm*
before his name, when be lays siege to
an American hemes. An eminent rituwu
of Chicago wa* waited upon the other
evening by one of the managers of his
hotel, who'said that an Italian gentle
man wished leave to prtweut himself.
Having uu Italian acquaintances, he na
turally inquired closely into the nature
of the desired visit, arid after a bit of I
cross-examination, elicited the fact that
the visitor wished to make an application
for the hand of his daughter, a very
pretty and interesting girl.
As may lie unsgiueu, the application
was promptly dismissed, and the young
lady, upon lier father's repeating the. to
him, inexplicable and astounding cir
cumstances , could not remember having
ever exchangtal a word with an Italian
gentleman since entering the country, or
having even received any of those *oh>
eoro euwpUmeuta which even well-bred
young men think it no impropriety to
address to the attractive stranger whom
they chance to meet in walking or shop
ping. Ho the matter dropped for the
nonce; but a morning or two later, a
young Italian walked into the United
States consulate and inquired of the
Consul if be knew on Americas whom he
named The (ousel replied in the neg
ative, adding that he had never board of
aav such man.
fare young man left theofflce, but noon
returned, bringing in writing the name
of the gentleman I have referred to
above, and the consul affirmed his own
acquaintance with both the name and the
bearer of it Then the imjnirer demml
to know particularly the social standing of
Mr. This being handsomely vouch
ed for, he proceeded to aay that his in
vestigation* werr on liehnlf of n cousin
who desired to marry the daughter; and
now that the matter of family and posi
tron was satisfactorily defined, be wished
further to know if Mr. would give a
downy of 100.000 francs to Italanoe an
eqaafsum which his uncle would furnish
to his son ss a marriage portion.
At this point the consul naturally sug
gested that, the buanms living purely a
family one. the admirer would do best to
conduct it directly, and asked what the
young lady's sentiments were, and if such
'round-vbout dealing were to her taste.
To all which the ambassador calmly re
plied that hia cousin had never exchang
ed s syllable with the young lady, but
had Otuy happened to see her at a glov
er's, having then and there derided to
make her hia own if the family and the
funds were np to his standard ; that, hav
ing failed in advancing himself by the
interview sought with the father, he had
had recourse to the consulate, hoping
that some avenue of communication
might be opened for him by official in
tervention. His touching confidence
was. alas ! misplaced, and the messenger
went empty sway.
A Parts lotk
A correspondent speaks as foOowa of
a I'unman mob: In the scene* of
monkery and savagery combined women
and </oma bore a conspicuous part I
saw a woman rush up to a carriage and
snatch a manuscript from the hands of
an oAcrr. whereupon the officer knocked
the woman headlong, and a soldier
anatcheil the document from the wo
men. This happened in the midst of a
mjn.nl of cavalry, and the wonder was
tlist the woman waa not trampled to
death. She scrambled up and made off.
I aaw a feeble old man beaten almost to
death for handing his snuff-box to a
Herman soldier. He waa knocked
over and jumped OJWHI. but succeeded in
scrambling into the ranks of hia friends,
" the enemy." Several saved tlieir live*
by the same tactics. Among tltem were
two coi respondents, one of whom was
dragged slung the pavement by the lege
fur some distance, before he could get
free from hia " enemy." He waa recog
nised by a Clerman officer with whom
he had camjiaigned in the provinces. A
few mintibw after his interview he was
surrounded and well-nigh mnndemL
One of the victima of his revengeful
mania waa an Englishman who had
brought the Engli*h food for starving
Paris and had juat given a food ticket to
a poor Woman And Imt for thia wo
man's fib that ahe had known the gen
tleman for several vears he might have
beeu sacrificed on the spot to the noble
rage of the grateful Parisians. When
the (lermans clicked their ueedle guns
or brought their bayonets to the charge,
von should have seen the mob skedaddle.
"They were then in their native element
running. The Parisian mob is aa cow
ardly as it is savage. The tiger is aa
timid as the monkey, ami the monkey is
as cruel as the tiger. I aaw a hundred
of the savage monkeys cowed and dis
persed bv one tall Bsvaiian, without
arms, I~fiey were in pursuit of a wo
man who had given them some oflbnee.
The woman fled to this Bavarian, who
folded hia arms and looked down upon
the skulking flenda with sardonic con
tempt. Several women were beaten, ami
some, I have no doulit, have died of
their treatment. Some were—one par
ticularly was stripped almost naked be
fore being kicked and ftnticnffrd until
the blood ran down their faces and
bodies in streams.
A raw EVKxrvim ranee at a party—aa
grand and elegant an affair aa an un
hunted supply of money could make it
—an elaborately-dressed young lady ap
proached me with the exclamation, "Oh,
my dear Mr*. ,lam so glad to have
found yon. Have yon seen that paint
ing in the libraiy ? something aUiut Io
and Jupiter. Now, who were Io and
Jupiter?" Although somewhat snrpris
ed at the question, aa the lady waa a
graduate of a first-class boarding-school,
and the gentleman on whoae arm ahe
leaned, n university student, I proceed
ed to explain, and had got oa far aa " Io
waa tranaformed by Jnpitel into"—"Oh,
yea 1" interrupted the lady with viva
city, " I know, into a pillar of salt! I
knew, I'd hewn! the story somewhere,
only I couldn't recall it Come, Jack,
that's the Btran* waltx," and they
JOHN CHINA.MAN most be of an affec
tionate and devoted temiierament, if a
story can lie believed that comes from
Portland, Oregon. The wife of a China
man there eloped with an almond-eyed
Mongolian, and sailed for China. Bo
enraged and grieved was the husband by
this that he hired a steamboat at #IOO
per day and started in persuit; and the
next mails, with an aoconnt of the suc
cess of his mission, are anxiously awaited.
The administrators on the estate of a
Bostonian, who recently died worth
#300,000, found that his total indebted
ness was just SI.
TERMS : Two Dollar* a Yar, in Advance
Which Herac Wan.
A story told by Charles Matthew*, th*
actor, uf au Irtoh surgeon named Mad
ras, who kept a runniog-horee, and who
applied to him on ana occasion for hi*
opinion reflecting a dtoputod *e. la in
" Now Hur," commenced the gentle
man. "Mr. Matthews, as yon aay yon
understand horse racing—Ml so ytm do
—l'll itutt thank ya to gw a Utile bit ed
aa opinion, tha leari teste in lifa of one.
Now yoU mind me Iter, my home had
won the first hate. Well, Hur, then he'd
won the second hate. Well—"
"Why. Hir," said Matthews, "if be
won l*ith heats he won the race."
" Not at all my dear fellow, not at all.
You aae he won the first hale, and thro,
Homehow, my tome fell down, and then
tlw iiorae (that's not himaalf, but the
oilier ( came up "
"And passed him, I auppoae," aaid
" Not at all air, not at aM ; you quite
mistake the giri ef the matter. Now,
you are my horae had loot the fin* hate
" Won it, yon mean—at best, won it,
" Won it! of course, won K that to,
the other tome won it; and the other
tome- that to my tome won the aeotmd
Itate, when another, not himself, enure
up slid tumbles down. But stop ! lU
demonstrate the cireumatauee ocularly.
There ; you'll keep your eye an that de
canter, now, uugbty well. Now, you 19
iPßfm'w, that* mty tome—that ia, I
inean, it's not my horaa ; it's the other;
and this cork—you observe this oork—
this cork's my hone, and BIT tome—that
to, the won the firri hateg "
"Lori it, vuu aaid, iuri now, Hir."
groaned Matthew*, rajodlv approaching
a state of complete brwildawnent.
" led it, bur Iby no meana ; won it,
Hut, I meintein—'pun my soul won it,
: I wud. And now I want your opinion
about the hate—that ia, nut the hate, but
the race you know ; not, that to, the ftret
liate. but the second hate, that would ba
the race when it waa worn."
" Why, really, my dear Sir," wptoad
the referee, " I dual prenaelr aw the
point upon which—"
" God blrea me, Bur, do ye pretind to
understand horae-racing, and can't give
a plain opinion on a xtmpto matter of
hates f Now, Bur, IT explain it once
more. The stopper, you are aware, is
iny horse ; hut the otto* tome—that to,
the man's tome," etc., etc. And so
KMaaeres went on for more than an
, and no one could tell at last which
tome it WM that fell; whether be had
won the firri hate or lori it; whether the
oork or die decanter waa his hone ; or
what the point waa upon which be wanted
Baying and Belling.
The following to the way they buy and
aeQ in Madrid, that is, if aaurreupondesit
tells ik* truth :
A nut-brown maid to attracted by a
brilliant red and yellow scad She aaka
the sleepy merchant, nodding before his
wares. " What ia this rag worth *" He
answer* with profound indifference,
" Hombre! Aw you dreaming or
craxy V Hbe drops the coveted neck
gear and mora ou. apparently horror
The shopman calls her lark peretnp
torilv. "Don't be rash! The scarf to
worth twenty real*, but for the sake of
flantisima Maria, I offered it to you for
half price. Y*rv well! You are not
suited. What will you give f*
"Gunnba! Am 1 buyer and seller aa
well f The thing to worth three reals ;
more to a robbery."
"Jesus 1 Mam! Jose! and all the
family ! Go thou with God ! We run
not trade. Sooner than sell for boa than
eight male I shall raise the cover of my
bruin* ] Go thou !*lt to right of the
morning, and skill thou dimmest."
She lav* down the scarf reluctantly,
saying, " Five f" But the outraged
mererr *aort* scornfully, " Eight to my
last word ! Go to T
She moves away, thinking how well
that scarf would look in the Apollo Gar
dens. and casta over tor shoulder a
Parthian glance and bid. " Six !"
" Take it! It to madneai, but I can
not waste my time in bargaining."
Both congratulate themselves on the
operation. He woAd have taken five,
and she would have given seven. How
trade would suffer if we had windows in
TerriMe Rail read AerMeut.
A terrible accident occurred to a gravel
train ou the Burlington, Oadar Rapids
and Minnesota Railroad, about a mile
south of Solon. lowa.- Five men were
instantly killed, and three others ae
rioualy " injured. One more, posrihly ,
two. will die. The train waa bound
south, the engine being in the rear push
ing the train. A box car, used as a ca
boose, waa ia front, filled with about 80
men employed cm the train. For some
reuse, as yet unknown, the box oar waa
thrown from the track, and immediately
fell over on it* ride. Th* train was pro
ceeding at a slow rate of speed, but be
fore the motion could be shipped, three
fiat can loaded with gravel were thrown
from the track down the embankment. •
Had the men remained in the car, all un
doubtedly would have escaped unharm
ed, or at the toart with but slight inju
ries, but a* soon as the oar left th* track,
as many aa could reach the open door
jumpej on the lower side, and ware tn
stsntlv crushed beneath the fallen wreck.
The remaining hands on the train were
put to work, and after abont aa hour's
time five bodiea were taken ant, same of
which were mangled so aa to lie almost j
LATELY at Dun man way. County Cork, 1
Ireland, Captain Shuldhim, owner of the
town, proceeded aa high sheriff to exe
cute an ejectment against one Sbeehy.
collector of the market toll*, who reside*
in the market house. Captain Shtild-'
him. antici]>ating some warm work, pro
vided himself with a poeae of fifty police,
but the Sheehys were fully equal to the
occasion, and ' having secured a large
reinforcement to the family garrison in
the shape of kinsmen and their sympa
thisers, defied the high sheriff himself.
After a smart enc un r with the mob,
in the course of which the snb-aheriff
nearly shared the fate of Bt. Stephen,
the sheriff, rememberiug that discretion
to the better part of valor, drew off his
forces until the arrival of the military
should enable him again to assault the
Sbeehy cartle ; but it having been dis
covered that it to illegal for the sheriff to
execute a decree on his own behalf, the
Sheehys remain masters of the situation.
THK BATTLES or THE WAE. —There
were twenty-three battle* during the late
Ftanco-Germaa war ; besides, there were
forty-nine engagements and combats,
which had almost the proportious of
battles. There were twenty singes,
comprising the three immense strong
holds of Strasbourg, Met*, and Paris.
A Mrs. Finn, of Cambridge, Maae., left
her little boy in its cradle tne other day
while she went into the next room, ana
immediately after hearing it cry rushed
hack just in time to see a large rat I*P
from the cradle, and found that it had
lacerated one of the child's bands in a
terrible manner with its teeth.
In girls we love what they are, but is
young men what they promise to be.
Three la bat twlaty-dg' CTtWtt to* of
gold now used hkjnf wwrld,
Nebraska haamjiety towns, *& of which
; chum to be raihfc wntrw.
The real and frwofcai property of New
Jersey it worth M'hl,SKs,B49,
- Itte nearh liooo a day to print th*
j official proceeding* of (haptMi
TW are iw!w whLi ia the Coo
gwriatl Lftmury S Washington
Tbw hundred amlriity thiuaandeggi
iibjrur parked in ThdiatMpolfa
A fire company at Otouyflk Ky . haa
a pn sheep that ntaa tfrall the Area.
Only three feet of awn/We Mam m
Central New HaipAiw^fcNlww.
Wheat rowing m pr<*r.**uTU| to Wto
eunaut, with a wotosawwt of mud
GOT. English haa appointed Mfajr.
April 7th. aa aunoal rt*4my la <W
The notion crap of the United AM*
bat season oooaidembiy exceeded 4,000,-
Innocence ia like aa umbrella —when
(MM* la* W ** M*
Every tune the yeas end nay* are aMl
ed in Congrosa it oosls the nation tour
A contemporary propose* a " national
convention of men whoa* arm* mid lag*
haw* bam ahot off to firing aalatae. w
The editor of the Dover (Ma.) Ob
server to over 70 yearn of * *■&.
never been in a mlro**! oarw b hfe
People are begfaing to make thrir
arrangement* for th# j?**
rutitry place* eeam to hnva the pwfer-
The return* of income made tWa jaa*
are not to ba published, and the offi ■ r*
administering the law aw requested to
keep them secret
The whole length of all the railway* fa
I the world ia I*M*o ®ilea. The oori of
the aame was in round numbers tea bal
liona of dotrsra.
A ebemiri employed to make nitro
think of to* torn.
I Ittooaly nto-ry-thwa yeerarinee the
; flwt iron vamal waabaih to England, and
now ttoy have almost *oparaaded wood®
vessels for rteam purpose*
i An Indian chief near Cheyenne boasts
that though be ia only forty yearaold.
totoslaaro two hundred scalps, and ha*
had the delirium tremens fifteen ttna! .
Wayne Comity. S T.. toman my
ttoy now have 40.000|4o<dd
peppermint, worth abort tMO.OOO. toft
,VUrir hnde by reaaoa of the war to
* A efark to the Berlin pmriofitoa, a
--' ricted of having written obaonie wnvda
on totem addreaaarl to th* Fmpiaaa
Angaria, haa baea aoatooreA to one
year's imprisonment J
A man waa lately atrial and Wd
under bond* on the now! charge of hav
ing apikad the oannon which was mad
at apolitiral eriebratkm after the tola
.deetioo ia New Hampshire
The Emperor WiDiaa desires dial out
of the war indemnity peidbr Fradtoa
million dollar* mih snook! be paid to
Bbmewk. Boon and Mohhe; bat Bis
marck to opposed to the project.
Hmall pieces at turn inaiaaoa vnodmay %
be perfectly sroaoaed by bofltng foor or
I Aveboon. The k**hng aaenm to take
, the aap oat of the wood, which shrinks
i nearly one-tenth to the process.
They haw strange titles in Japan.
' One of the high dignitaries in Jeddo ia
called hi* OiM offtfty-fiw Cmhwltoa ;
another the Lord of a Hundred Fan*,
and a third the Supreme Controller of
j the Golden Poodles.
Report* from XewfoumHand aw to the
effect that the seal fishery this season
promises to ba amaUy anuuaaafal
SSSm w airily arriving wttfc large
cargoes, and within three weeks nearly
00,(100 aaab haw been wcoiwd.
A Chicago mowing journal printed to
fall a lecture to be defiwrwd the same
evening by Anna IHekfaaoa. with torn
j refhetaon that what its reader* could get
for the price of the paper them was no
used of paying aewnty-ftw cento lor.
A gentleman one dry tndtoraariiy
naked a tody how old he waa. le*t
toe see. 1 was eighteen whenl married,
and my hwahand waa thirty : now he to
twice thirty, and that ia ***f ;.of
rourae I am twice righteen, that to thirty-
In the dwaring-room— * Mary, dear,
uenl yon wD ; whv don't ytm cease
down-stair*V Oh.Tw go* one eyti
hrow btorker than the other, and I can't
find a pencil any a hew. and it won't
mnh oft and I don't know what to do
at aIL w
A teacher to F.-li Biwr, Mass.. after
httto 'T bad
pointed a pistol at her, asked all the
Cora who had ptotola to come forward.
Piw boys promptly came to the desk
with ntoteda to their pocketa. capped and
Two brothers named ftoltob. Wfd
ing near Cold Water. Mich., awmed.
tori week, Maiy Pride and Helen Jewell,
-nd liking those patronymics so much
1 letter than their own, adopted them at
the time of the ceremony. Bmalltnba,
mttri be confessed, is not very darir
alile name to begin the honeymoon
•• fto you're going to Alaska, aw you,
reung man V aaid aa old fnr-hnater to a
Philadelphia youth, adding. " Ij* jtt
be careful how you kill the wile of a aa
tave of that country, h* no one waa ever
known to be toi off from wh an acm
dent for lees than two woolen blanket" to
the bereaved husband, and five to the
ISro brothers to Providenee, living
about 500 feel apart, haw criahhahed a
cxxnmmtication between their home
through aa ordinary gmi-pipe, told under
ground and tenninatiag m their front
haßa. The talking is done tor means of .
| a whistle, which to capable of making a
variety of sounds, the meaning of which
to determined by previous arrangement.
T*u pcaxowufo from a London paper,
the late A. Ward would aay, inurt have
been written by a "aarkartac com f'
"J. Bull begs to inform his friends, the
? public, heads of famOiee. and teachers
m infant schools, that he to prepared to
exhibit, on very reasonable team*, hi*
celebrated British Lion (quite tame.)
The awa-inapiriug and temfic rears of
th; noble p"""d, combined with his
jierfeot liarmleasneaa, are now well
known. Any person may, with the great
est impunitr, look or *pit upon it, cr
pull it bv the tail so that much fan may
lie derived f nun his forooioua demonrir*
tiou, at which nobody need feel the least
afraid. It has been exhibited before all
the crowned heads of Europe, and has
canned screams of laughter. Address,
IJ. Bull, at the Wind Bag Inn, Lamb's,
Conduit street "M
TH* following dialogue to one of the
coaches of a first dass car to very
" My little angel," asks a fond hus
band, " are you comfortable in ycur cor
" Yea, *b* w k* "
"Youdo not feel the cold ?"
"Not at all"
Your window closes easily V
" Very nicely, dew "
" Then come and take my place.
LYNCH Law.—Armed vigilant* ENTERS
ed the jail of Virginia City, before day
break, covered the jailer with muskets,
took out Arthur Perkto Heffrmn, who
HBed one Smith to a saloon row a few
months since, and hanged him. They
numbered two at three hundred, ana
were armed with musket* belonging to
the National Guard. They established
patroles to all the street* of the vicinity,
and conducted everything to the most
The Florida papers report that not leas
b*n a hundred deer are killed every day
on the Upper St. Johns and its tribu