Centre Hall reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1868-1871, April 21, 1871, Image 1

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    IV OM Turnpike.
We bear no more the clanging hoof,
And the top ratfilayby.
Tor the steam-tan* raba ***• *".
And the <*M pflwra left to e.
Where race the stege-horse, 4f by day.
Lifted hie iron heel.
>*o mora the weary stager dreads
The toil of the coming room.
No more the bastKng landlord nine
At the sound of the echoing horn ;
For the diet Uee etfll upon the nod.
And the bright-eyedchildren pkv
Where onoe the oJettering hoof ami wheel
Rettkd along the way.
No more we hear the cracking whip.
And the strong wheels' mmMfng sound ;
And ah 1 the water drive* ne on,
And aa iron home ia found :
The coach ataade rweting in the yard.
The home haa nought the plow,
We bare epanhed the world with an iron rail,
And the steam-king rule* ne now.
The oM turnpike la a pike no more ;
Wide epea stand* the gate;
We hare made ne a mad foe our home to etrtdc,
And we ride at a flying rate t
We haer filled the vafrevu and leveled the kiUa,
And tunneled the mountain ride.
And around the rough crag's ditty verge
Fearleealr now w ride.
On- -on—on with a haughty float,
A pull, a hriek, aa 1 a hound ;
While the tardy chocs rr*>e too lte
To echo hack the *-<tnd:
And the old pike land ie toft at me.
And the wtagem eeek the nh> ;
We hare oflried the earth with irn iron rail.
And the ate am l ing rule* ne wow.
Law's Cutor*,
Net violets I gave my lon,
That ia their tile are sweet and rare.
And deep la color, as the heart
Whom everv thought of her ia prayer;
For violets grow pale and dry,
Ami kmc the semblance of her eye.
No btyV buds I gave tuy love.
Though she ia white ami pure aa thvy;
F-r lher are eold to smell and touch,
. Ami htoasom but a single day;
And iwesa'd by low, ia love's own page.
They yellow into early age.
But cyciarneo 1 chose to give.
Whom pale white blossom* al the tips
(AH da* aa driven mow) arc mak.
And Wind roe of bet perfect tips ;
Brill a* this (tower ia kept ami .4.1,
Its worth to low is yet untold.
OM, kept, and kissed, it doss not lose
Aa other flower* the burs they wear ;
Love is triumphant, sad this bloom
Will never whiten from despair ;
Rather it deepuas aa it Ilea,
This flower that purples when it dies
Bo shall my love, as years roll by, ,
Take kingly colors Aw its owu;
Boh master of her vaaqnish'd heart.
Am 1 not master of a throne ?
tYoah'd by no foot, aor east away,
My purple love shall rale the day.
I ww the only chum Chubb Jackson
bad. Perhaps a eorrraponding vein of idle
ness made us sympathise; at all events,
we were greet friends; and when bis aunt
came to take htm home for the midsum
mer holidays, she had a liking for me for
her nephew* sake, and wanted aae to come
and aae them at Pelham ctvscent, Has
tings. But I never went; and 1 aw no
more of Chubb Jackson for 1 don't know
how many years.
I was serving out my articles with Bump
and I'odgera, of Lincoln's Inn, living in
Stanhope street, Hsmpatead mud, when,
coming foam Charing Craea one evening by
a vellow bos, 1 recognised next to aae on
the knife-board the image of Chubb Jack
son. It couldn't be the inky boy of my
school days ; for this was a painful swell in
lavender gloves, most shiny hat, aud shirt
collar of portentous aiac. Now Chubb as
a lad had a moat inveterate stutter. So
when the youth turned to me. intending. I
think, to ask for a light, having an unlit
cigar in bis month, and fumbling vainly in
his waistcoat pocket, and I saw his mouth
workiigr in painful throbs to deliver itself
of the embryo words, I knew that he must
he my former school-follow, and cried,
unconsciously, imitating hw stammer.
"W-why, you must be C-chubb Jackson!"
He was living, 1 found, still with his
aunt Chubb, in Albany street, close by;
and we renewed our school friendship forth
Mrs. Chubb was always delighted to see
me. I was so steady, she said ; and she
always felt comfortable when Chubb was
with me But there was another attrac
tion at 294 Albany street. Letitia Cutt
shon was there on a visit—a protracted
visit, having no apparent commencement
or ending, but which was always to end at
some time or other, but never "did.
Tbe second time i went to see' them,
Mrs. Chubb told me, aa a great secret,
that she hoped Letitia and Chubb would .
come together. Letitia was the orphaned
daughter of the dearest friend she ever
had—-ahe gave a little sigh a she aaid it,
which made me think perhaps there was
some woman's romance bidden below her
placid front—and it was the dearest wish
of her heart that the two should be mar
ried ; but she wanted Chubb to make j
something of himself first. He was now
apprenticed to a wood-engraver, and he
really seemed to hare found his particular
hole; for he had a wonderfully neat and
careful hand, and had considerable talent
for design. He worked a good deal at
home in a little atelier on the second floor;
and you would hear him, as he chipped
away, humming sometimes, and ansae time*
carolling, when you came to the hall-door
in quiet Albany street.
Locking upon Letitia as already engaged, j
I had no intention of falling in love with ,
her; but 1 couldn't help becoming very '
fond of ber, meeting her as I did constantly ;
in intimate society, for she was eo good
and lovable. Chubb was also much attached
to her, I fancied; but I don't know wheth
er he was quite such a good boy as his aunt
imagined, and I used to doubt sometimes
whether the career open to him pleased
him altogether.
It happened that a literary friend of
Chubb offered him a box for a particular
night at tbe Olympic; and it was then and
there determined that we would all go.
Cbtibb was to come to my office at half
paat six, and Aunt Chubb and Lititia were
to call for us there.
I bad had a very busy day at Lincoln's
Inn, and I had not noticed the flight of
time, when I beard a cab stop outside ; it
was seven o'clock. I was vexed with
Chubb tbat he had not kept his appoint
ment ; for I had Telied upon his coming in
time for me to dress before the ladies ar
rived. Now I had to run out in my office
coat, and ask Mrs. Chubb to wait tilt I
could struggle into my evening suit.
■'Don't be more than ten minutes, Ed
ward," she Mid. "or we shall have to pay
extra for watting. Chubb most follow us;
the carelees boy!"
There was nothing remarkable in his not
keeping his appointment. I remember the
entertainment at tbe Olympic, well. Act
succeeded act, but still no C hubb Jackson.
Ever and again I turned my bead, thinking
I heard, him enter the box. My uneasiness
seized my companions also; they, too, be
gan to look over their shoulders each min
ute. It was a hot midsummer night, but
the theatre felt chilly. Aunt ana Letitia
drew their shawls around them. I fancied,
too, that tbe audience on the other side
began to notice our uneasiness; lorgnette*
were leveled at our box. Tbe play was
coming to an end. I took them out of the
theatre and put them into a cab. It would
be a relief toget back to Albany street and
to find Chubb in hts little snuggery, smok
ing a pipe and chipping away at his blocks;
a relief to give him a good scolding for put
ting us out so.
But when we got back to Albany street
the bouse was dark and desolate. The
servants had gone to bed, according to or
ders. The supper-tray was in tbe dining
room, in readiness for our refection ; a few
dozen oysters, a brown loaf, a half-cut ham.
But there was no trace of Cbubb's pres
ence, no opened shells, no empty bottle of
Guinness. Where could he be >
It was necessary that I should go out to
look after the missing Chubb, I embraced
my mission very reluctantly; for I was
tired and hungry, and I thought that
Chubb wis indulging in some freak. His
aunt, would not hear of the possibility of
such a thing; her boy bad never been out
so late aa this without her knowledge, and
she felt convinced some evil had come to
him. She besought me to lose not a mo
ment in putting the police in motion, in
advertising, in offering a reward of a hun
dred pounds for any information.
"Had he any money with him, aunt 7"
I had grown so intimate with the family
that Mrs. Chubb had adopted me as her
nephew. ,
•t) dear, jm; and a great deal. I paid
him his half-year's allowance, fifty pounds,
this very morning, in Bank-of-England
notes; and be stuffed them into hie breast
coat. pocket in his careless way, and I "
"Have you got the numbers 7"
"0 yes, I put them down; they're in
my desk. See here."
FRIl). KURTZ, Editor ami Proprietor,
"Nothing but the numbers! so di.tr, no
distinguishing letter*! Dear IUC, aunt,
how unbusinesslike you are !"
"Oh, ia it necessarr, Edward t I didn't
"This list will do w ell enough for stop
ping the note*; but if they w ere I oat, vou d
never get anything out of the Hank for
them. But now the joint hto find Chubb.
Good-bye, aunt; I'll acud the young ocamp
borne to you fast enough, never fear."
•'lleasc trod, I tru*t you w ill."
lartty waa in the hall a* I went out.
She came to me nale and trembling.
'HI Edward, do yon think them ia any
thing wrong wijh Chubb !*
•No, nothing wrong, 1 trust Lefty.
Don't worry a Unit him ; be'a *ure to be all
I took her hand m I spoke. tier sweet
gray eyea nought mine in unsu-pectiiig sis
ter IT confidence.
"You will come lack with him I We
shan't go to bed till you come back. Good
bye, Edward.''
It waa a hot, dull, sodden night; a night
on which one frit the oppressive weight of
undefiuable wretchedne**. As I made my
way to the cab-stand, I felt that 1 wa*
upon a booth-*, errand.
Chubb hadn't been at Lincoln's Inn;
the bousekteper, whom I roused out of
her first sleep wa* sure of that. I must
go on to Enfield street, to the shop of the
eminent wood ugravcrs whet* Chubb was
employed. The premise* u ere locked up;
an iron bar-across the door, with a great
padlock securing it showed that w> one
slept in the hou-e. What should I do
next 7 In my perplexity, 1 found my way
to the police-office. The inspector smiled
at my grave air w hen he bean) my tale.
•♦There's a good many young gent.* as
don't get home as *uou as their ma * would
like, sir. ' But I'll seud a oer-geaut with
yoo, sir. The man on the beat will know
where the foreman of the shop lives, no
doubt, air."
The {Mdice-sergcant, a grizxled careworn
man, started with me to the beat. The
officer on duty knew where the foreman of
Englbh A Jardine livctl; it was iu a street
off tke Tottenham court road. Another
short eab-ride, ami we were knocking at
Mr. White's door. Mr. White wa* a bach
elor and a lodger. He was evidently giv
ing a party that night; the front IOOIS wa*
lighted up ami there was a piano going
and a song with a thundering chorus. My
heart felt a great relief; Chubb was here,
of course ; this was the very sort of thing
in which he delighted, for which he'd give
up any kind of civilised society Wouldn't
he be wild at being fetched home by a
polio*-sergeant and a friend!
White came to the door in his shirt
sleeves; he had a long clay pipe in hi*
hand, with which be wa* beating time to
the chorus. He seemed too perfectly hap
py to feel any surprise at the sight of two
strangers at his gate, although one of tbom
was s police constable. A rich tenor voice
raside was singing, "Hard limes come again
no more."
"Cbubb Jackson here? No, he isn't—
• Tis a song, a sigh of the wearv, hard
times' but itf rou are a friend of bis. come
in and join us. 1 ' Again he was led away
by the chorus, "Around my cabin door—
come again no more."
Tbe police-sergeant sighed ; he'd a soft
heart, 1 fancy, under his blue coat, and few
who hare bad hard times tlemselvc* can
hear unmored tbe plaintire refrain.
"Can you gire us a few minutes' couver
aation on a matter of importance P
"Certainly; only don't interrupt the
song. I'omc la; there. 'Hard times, hard
time*, come again no morenow chorus
We stood there in tbe hall under the
lamp; Mr. Whito wiring his pipe to the
time, and the ponce-sergeant joining gruff
ly in the strain.
"Bravo! thank ye, gentlemen. Now,
then, what hare you got to say to me P
1 told him briefly of Chubb being miss
ing. and asked him what clue he had to
gire me.
"Why. let's see. Chubb went away the
first thing this morning; be wasn't a quar
ter of an hour at the shop. He'd been
drawing some tin. hadn't be 1 He don't
often show much at tbe shop on such occa
sions. Where he went to I don't know,
lea. 1 do, though. 1 can tell you where
he started from, at least. He went to the
Essex street pier ; for he was asking Brown
if it was open again, as it had been repair
ing lately, and Brown said it was. But
where ho went after that, I know no more
than tbe dead. But, bleas you, hell turn
; up all right."
We took our leave sadly ; it didn't seem
a very hopeful trail.
"I don't like a track as end* in the river,
sir. You don't often get any farther than
We didn't get any farther.
At the early dawn I found myself wear
ily walking along Albany street, with a
feeble hope that Chubb might have come
borne in the meantime. But there was
only Mrs. Chubb, sitting up, sad and wan.
and looking ten years older in that single
'•My poor boy, mv poor boy I" she could
only cry, qnite broken down, quite past
comfort. Letty took ber up stain, and I
didn't venture to see her for a month after.
1 bad the direction of all the inquiries
which were made. Spurred on by tbe re
ward of £250, the polke exerted them
selves most strenuously. But not the
faintest trail could they find of Chubb
Jackson. One of the notes he had received
from hia aunt was traced to a low publk
housc in the Waterloo road; but, although
the house was watched for months, and
tbe haunts of all the doubtful characters
who retorted there, thoroughly searched,
they failed to get a glimpse of the fate of
poor Chubb.
The atelier on the second floor in Albany
street was shot up from that time. Aunt
Chubb would let no one enter it but her
self. Once a week she would go in and
dust it with ber own hands. Poor Letitia
thought herself almost a widow, and wore
deep mourning for her lost sweetheart.
It was a year after. Chnbb's untimely
fate that I ventured one day—she was
sewing a button on my sleeve at the time ;
the sight of her sweet patient face and
downcast eyes was too much for me, and I
took her in my arms and asked her if she'd
let me take tbe vacant place in ber heart.
Sb'e was dreadfully shocked, and wouldn't
forgive me for a long time; but Aunt
Chubb was my friend, and told my darling
i that tbe time for grief was past, and that
| it was ber dearest wish now that we two
should be married; and then Letitia re
! lented, and gave me all ber heart.
Aunt Chubb roused up wonderfully now.
: In oar happiness she seemed to live again;
'for tbe soul wearies of hopeless grief. In
the preparations for tbe wedding, in tbe
! necessary house-bunting and furniture-buy
ing, Aunt Chubb took great interest. But
1 1 couldn't help feeling a little nettled at
i finding how completely in the mind of
1 aunt, and partially in Letty's view, I was
; simply a representative of tbe Chubb. We
| were not to live in St. John's Wood,
because Chubb detested St. John's Wood.
We must live in the neighborhood of
Regent's Park, because Cbubb thought it
was the healthiest part of London. The
dining-room curtains were to be blue, for
that was Chubb'* favorite color; tbe draw
ing-room was to be upholstered in white
and gold, for Chubb bad been beard to say
that when he bad a house of his own that
would be his choice. In other reapeet*
j however, it waa more satisfactory to stand
in Cbubo's shoes. His aunt had announced
her attention of making us the same allow
ance she had intended for Chubb when he
married;, and she told us that, having no
; neat 1 relations of her owrn, she proposed to
; make us and ours her heira; but, after all,
it wasn't pleasant to be considered in the
I light of a proxy or deputy; and the way
in which thonr two women et up an idol,
an ideal Chubb shout an like the ,rvl
fv-nnerty .existing Chubb a* the butterfly
is to the grub, and expecting everybody to
burn tineuM- before it, wa* mpixiallv ag
gravating. Itut I Imrr all patientlv, abid
ing the time when I shwuhf take tiae rein*
into Miy owu hand*.
It wa* |u*t two yeara since pour Chubb
diaap|earc il, aud we were to be married
I had wound up all my attain at Liu
coin'a tun, Mid had made up my mind to
leave the office at three, having to make a
tew- purchase*; and 1 had planned taking a
citixcn *traiul<oat to Cadogan pier, there
to have a quiet half-hour under the trees
of Cbevnewalk, to take leave of my old
sell. lor befure ! knew l<etitia J had been
a very lunely man, lonely in a crowd, aud
I had learnt to knew myself yea, and to
like myself, and to take pleasure in tuy
own thought*; and I felt a little sad, a*
though i were parting with an old friend
at the gate of uiy new life.
But locking lip my paper, aud changing
my coat. I was conscious of a peculiar stir
and tumult mtoaishiug the quiet Inn; a
clatter and a clank, a ringing of ateol ac
coutrement*. and the shr.ro clash of noofc
on the paved court-yard ; 1 nrard, too, the
rush of pattering feet, which betokened
that the Hmdon gamin was awake to the
prospect of a little eieitrment. Now,
looking from uiy window, I aaw a small
detachment of iittxxar* drawn up outside
our office. Opposite the door was a cab. a
policeman on the bo*. Ilalfa-doxeu mount -
ed police were dnwu up on cither aide,
and the British public massed iUrlt behind
the cavalcade.
I heard s clerk flying up the utair*, and
he bur*t into my room, exclaiming, " <,
Mr. Brow n, you're wanted immediately by
the chief Comuiiadoner* of Police !"
Had it come for me. then, this caval
cade t Wa* Ito be carried off on the eve
of my wedding-day I Was Ito lw spirited
away to join mv poor friend Chubb 1 I
rvmembcrod such tilings in weird stories 1
Had road a* a boy; and I wa* really *o
much shaken, that had I found my*elf
cramn.cd into the cartiagc, and disappear
ing in a thunder cloud, I shouldn't hive
been much astonished.
No, not more astonished than I wa,
when, going to the window of the cab, I
saw sitting besiile a police-officer, aud
heavily ironed, t'hubb Jackson!
He wasn't a bit altered, only browned
and more manly.
" Ned, old fellow, I can't shake hands
with yu for the*e coufounded handcuff*;
but you're looking jolly! I want you to
come with me to the post-office, to identifV
me. They want to make out that I'm
Colonel Brady, the head-centre ol the Fe
nian* ; but von ran tell them better than
that, eb Ned 1 Come, jump in."
I got into the cab in a maxe of bewilder*-
How did I stand ? Wis I going to be
married t BWtmr, or would Chubb usurp
my place 7 Who did the house in Regent"*
park belong to 7 and tbe portmanteau
ready packed at my lodging* 7 No. that
was mine, at all errata. Ami the month'*
holiday 7 Good Heavens, whr didn't the
fellow atop another day ! What did he
mean by sitting there grinning at we,
looking so happy 7 Happy; of coarae be
was happy. Wasn't he goiug home to hie
Letitia I
Why should 1 be bail for this man 7
what did I know about him 7 The last
two yearn might have made a Fraian ol
him. Was 1 certain he wasn't Colonel
Brady 7 Was it a fiend which whispered
in my ear, Keep him locM up till the rf<iy
afire to-mnrrotr.
But the fiend* mar whisper a* they
will; the habit of truth and honesty is tbe
best exorciser of demons. When we ar-
rired at the police-station, and were shown
into the magistrate's private mom, my
course was plain. Mr. Pmwlcwit, the
magistrate, knew we well enough.
I could answer for the man in custody ;
he waa not a Fenian at all. He wa*Chu(b
Jackson, an intimate friend of my own.
ilia detention would be a Terr eriou*
affair for the police; but released now. I
would undertake tl.at no action should be
brought against the government. The
upshot was. that half an hour saw Chubb
and myself walking toward* Charing-('rose
I had made up my mind as to the course
I should adopt. Chubb had satisfied me
that Le had not intentionally left us in the
dark as to his fate, ilia barhr* were not
so great as to debar him from equitv. I
felt that he had the prior claim ; that 1
cAld not resist the decree of the court
above. I would take him to Letitta ; tell
her in half a dozen words that 1 resigned
her to him; leave them to he bappv to
gether; and then—ah, time enough to
think of that when the then came.
"Chubb, we'll have a cab, and go to
your aunt's at oner."
" But, Ned, I'm so horribly hungry.
I've had nothing to eat since brevkfast this
morning on hoard the Hamburg; and it I
remember right, aunt has tea about this
time, snd her Isrder is not framed for
emergencies. Let's go to the Wcllington
and have s jolly good dinner; I'll stand it,
for I'm Hush to a degree."
We went to the Wellington, and Chhbb
took great pains in ordering tbe dinner. I
think we drank a co >d deal of wine, but I
couldn't taste it, nor bad it any perceptible
effect upon me.
Chubb was full of his adrentures. He
had sailed for America front Southampton
on the day of his disappearance ; be bad
posted letters to us all explaining the
cause of his exodus; we afterwards found
tbe letters in the breaat-poekct of the old
coat banging up in his atelier. He had
found out at New York some relations of
his own ; who, it turned out, were people
of influence in America, some of them
bring high in office. He'd written home
" several times," be said vaguely, but pos
tal communications were irregular, and
Chubb wrote such a shocking scrawl, that
I wasn't surprised his letters never came at
Wouldn't bis sunt, sll Wing explained,
real IT go down on her knees and worship
Chubb! And Letitia too.
How happy they'd all be! Only 1, a
miserable peie-faced lawyer 1 * clerk' only
in the way.
"Come, Chubb, let'a go," said I hoarsely.
" Let'* hare a chastt caft and a smoke
before we go, Ned."
" No, no ; come now. come now."
If I didn't get it oxer soon, I should
break down.
•' But I're something to tell you, Ned.
Come along."
1 gave way. I really thirsted for a
reprieve. We sat in the smoking-room.
I before ray untasted coffee, rolling my
unlit cigar in my damp ffnger*; he with
his leg comfortably twitted round the arm
of the chair, lolling back and blowing great
wreaths of smoke from his fat jolly cheeks.
" Ned, do yon think Letttia was rcrj
fond of no 7"
" Devoted to you, Chubb. ,Bhe mourn
ed you as a widow might mourn her dead
Chubb looked rather queer.
" Do you know that's awkward 7"
" What do you mean 7"
•' Why, I mean—ln fact, I'm married to
an American. I sent bcr o to Paris,
whilst I ran over to see you."
I jumped up, upsetting the table between
us, and grasped Chubb oy both bis hands.
" Chubb, my dear, dear old friend; In
deed we'll kill the fitted calf for you to
night. 1 am going to marry Letitia to
morrow !"
What an agitating night that was ! I
shall never forget Letitia's Iok of horror
when I told her Chubb Jackson had come
back; and then how she tl'.uy her arms
round my neck, and cried to pie that I
must hold her fast from bet aunt and
Chubb and all the world t how I exploded
then Into a pnisdon of love and joy, and
qui'e frightened poor 10-tty. She was a
little di*ap|kiiiit>d, though, when she found
we were not calKd upon to do defiance to
all the world; rather vexed at Chubb, too,
for having forgotten her *o easy.
As for auut Chubb, she laughed and
cried, awl cried ami laughed sea in. Ys,
it was very IIKV to seethe faithful old aunt
and Iter young *c|*-gr*ee of a nephew so
W werr married the next day, Iwtty
and I ; and Chubb gave her away.
Airs. Chubb started fur Pari* next day
to ce her neitc, Mrs Chubb Jackson; and
we presently joined them all there, and
were intnxlucril to the fair American,
her father and brothers. She wa* a charm
ing little IMMIV, *ud I was delighted with
her; but lx-titia didn't get on with her
quite so well.
Chubb bs* gow l>ack to America, where,
in c,injunction with hi* father-in-law, lie
carries on a drygood* warehouse, a mon
ster hotel, and a line of M earn boa la, beside*
conducting an illustrated pa|wr. Report |
say* they are making pile* of dollars.
la-lit ia and I are very happv.
An Extinct Family.
It is n curious fact that there are no
kuown deceudaut* of Christopher Col
umbus. He hml two nous, one of whom.
Don Diego, roac to the diatincti-ui of art
admiral, and the other, Fernando, as n
scholar. Fernando was n great traveler.
He uot onlv tin ice visited America, but
subsequently travemxl the whole of
Europe and every accessible portion of
Asia and Africa. He ap|tared t have
Iteeii a profound scholar mid a thorough
ly good man. In hia will he MipulaUsl
that hia library, cot taiuiug twenty thou
aand volume.*, which be gne to the
cathedral of Seville, should lo free t>
the pvopli-, and is t tins day. From
Iwoks iu this collection Washington Irv
ing obtaimd a considerable portion of
the information on which hi* " Life of
Columbus" wa* founded. The follow
ing quaint epitaph, almost obliterated by
time, appear* on the table which marks
the iwte of his tomb : " What doth it
|>n>fit to hare apriukled the whole world
with my sweat; to luvve three time*
croaaotl the New World discoven*l by
my father; to have embellished the
shorra of tranquil tluudalquivcr, and
preferred simple tastes rather than lieh
•, or tliat 1 have assemlded around the
divinities from the source of Castalia.
and offer to thee the riches gathered by
llolnuj, if uaaMng in silence over tins
stone, shouldst fail t*> utldross a single
salutation to HIT father's memory."
At DamtmiU'hh I'oujeoe, a few dap
ago, (be student* rn' mrjiridd tohm
their president, in nbmn words and
ominous lone*. accuse tlu-ui of engaging
in a learned conspiracy. and ibt'luw that
attoh a thing eonhl not go cm without
hi* cognisance ! While the innocniti
tremblingly awaited the evident di
rlueurv of aouie foul plot or miwhievooa
design, he auddetily saul he would give
hi* countenance and utmost aid to Una
measure, which originated in the- mind*
of the student* ! The "leagued con*
, spiracy" is this : The tuider-gTndnah**
propoae to rise among their friends and
alumni the sum of at least $15,000. to i
lie expended in heating the college
i huildinga with itoun and lighting them
hy git*, thu# diminishing the danger
from fin's to which these huildinga, with
their valuable content*, are exposed, and
at the same time securing b> the oe*
cnjwnta many convenient* and advan
tages not now enjoyed.
UM> best possibly answer to a most diffi
<rtill question we enn only quote a* au
thority Harry Emanuel a well-known
work on thin subject. He nay.*;
"It ia imponKihle to lay down any
rule by which to calculate the wine ac
cording to any arbitrary connection with
the weighta; as ar.v i "articular sixe ia io
demand or not, so <l>>es tiiat sixe aug
ment in price or dimiuish ; for instance,
at the present moment a perfect ouc
carnt atone ia worth £IH, but a flve-oarat
stone ia not worth £451), which ia the
ralne it would hare according to Jeffriea.
but £320, and so on. It ia, therefore, a
matter of infinite difficulty to fii a price
which shall lie a reliable one t>th to buy
er and teller."
While the principle by which dia
luonds are valued remains unchanged,
prices now are much enhanced. The
present standard of value in Europe for
a one carat stone of average Quality ia
aliout £35 sterling, wholesale ; tlint of a
five carat stone, about £SOO.
its germ, hsa been set in a flower-pot
you will not think of Keeping it there.
Vet the process of trausplantiug ia ever
a delicate one—it may be fatal. A shock
ia suffered, the courses of absorption,
secretion, :i*m nidation are interrupted,
growth for a time is suspended, autl the
new soil may prove less genial than the
old. The difficulties and trial* which
olten lead men—especially professional
men—to think of some change of lo
cation, are often but n needful test, a
hardening sin! maturing process, s pre-
Earntion for higher usefulness. Happy
e who, amid all such trial*, judges with
the first Napoleon, that 44 the word im-
Kaaihle la-long* only to a fool's voca
larv," and no finds his shoulders
broadening with the burdens laid upon
them. Yet sneli a result is the issue only
of a holy boldness, a courage born of
Jhe Spirit. It is attained only by that
faith which, amid all beating tempests
and swelling wave*, ia M anchor to the
aonl, aure and steadfast.— Hrr. lhr. Smith.
good story of a liclle of that city, who,
in company with several friends, was
examining a fine picture-gallery and ad
miring the licnutiful painting* as only
the intelligent snd refined admire works
of art. Finally she approached a group
of paintings, in the centre of which was
a large looking gloss, wbieh reflected the
yonng loily's full-length picture. One
of the gentlemen, pointing to it, said :
44 See. Miss laii.rn, what a splendid pic
ture." 44 Yes," he said, glancing at it
hurriedly, and not perceiving that it was
her own reflection. 44 it is a passable
painting, bnt the subjw-t ia homely,"
'• Indeed, are you in earnest?" 44 Cer
tainly ; quite a fright." 44 Look at it
again." She did ; but it ia carious to
observe that since then a noticeable cool
nesa has aprong up between the young
lady and her admirer.
A TRtmr eccentric will was that made
bv Mr. J. Marsh, an old bachelor of
Passaic, N. J., who died a few days ago.
He left the best part of an estate of
9400,000 fur the l>enefit of six old horses.
A farm of eighty sen* is set apart as
their happy hunting-ground for ten
years, 9800 a yenr each goes to feed
them, an ostler will receive 81,200 yearly
for ten years tor grooming them, and
two gentlemen get 810,000 each to see
that the provisions of the will are fulfill
THE WAFT of ability to sleep well is an
indication of impaired health which de
mands prompt attention. As s remedy
for this, Dr. Hall recommends that pres
ent associations be broken up, whatever
mIT be the sacrifice; that some more
active employment be undertaken ; or a
long journey be taken on horseback, if
possible, and with a good companion. A
great specific is to be vigorously employ
ed in the open air a Jarge portfop of the
A < hirage Dog Story.
Butane* i* a grmt tiling. It sports.
w ilh mortality. It throws a aubject into
the very aro of grim death, aud then
quietly rescue* it from tUo Ujiiaci.-u* and
eternal gra*p. It dea a good many
things in a variety of ways, ittd to ita j
gifted ex|Miuiit it ia a joyful tiling. Its -
last beneficence was the reselling of a
favorite from tile miuious of tin- |
law, and the restoring of the said poodle
to the arm* of thou* by whom it was
fondly loved.
The said poodle had long resided in
the family of a physician in theauuthem
itortiou of the city of Chicago. He lia<l ;
Ik-en well instructed in all the little ways
that fiecome a dog, and hud been cared
for with that tenderness to which a poodle
is entitled Every night he was pnt in
his little bed, slid having a clear con- I
science reposed aa only good |M>odlea can.
The little fellow hod only one fault, but
in a republic like ours this was a serious
crime. He was ail aristocrat.
(>ne day last week, eoouaed in Ids
little red jacket, he took a promenade.
With indignation he beheld a ltarkeepcr'a (
daughter walkiug on the very pavement 1
which he, the protege of a learned doc
tor, and the endeared dog of all that
doctor's family, had aclected for hi*
walk. He showetl Ids teetii in oue uio j
meat ; in another he buried them in the
leg of the intruder. Tlie borkee|M-r
swore an awful outh that that dog *)ioultl
die ami, that his vow might be kejrt,
idau swore out a warrant for the dog's
elocution The warrant was served upon
the ilnet<>r.
There w as OOU*teraatia in the doctor's
family, who would rather lose a limb j
than give up the dog to hi* bloodthirsty
enemies. The iloctor recoguixed that
the warrant was binding, but tieggod of
the officer tiiat the ioor puppy might die
by no other hand than his (the doctor's)
own. He would kill thr victim scienti
fically, and briug its body to the station
keeper as an evidence of ita death. This
w* aatisfactoiy. In a few hours the
stiffened Ikwly of the victim of the liar-;
ketqier's daughter was brought to the
station-keeper by the doctor, who, with
tears iu hia eyes, asked that he might
take it boms aud quietly inter it in his
back yard.
The majesty of the law having been
vindicated, the station-keeper didn't care
what became of the carcass of the canine
and mid so.
• Two days afterward the station-keeper
saw tiiat very poodle wagging his tail iu
high glee, and looking with great ani
The doctor and chloroform jiad de
ceived the station-keeper. The dog liad
won by coming to.
Thirst Oiimrlud Without tlrinking.
It may not be generally known to our
readers that water, even salt water, nu
bilwd through the skin appease* thirst
almost as well as fresh water tak< u in
wanOv. In illustration of this subiect, '
a eoitvsjKindent has sent us the follow
ing abridged quotation from a " Snrrw
tive of Captain Kennedy's losing his
ViMsel, and his Distresses afterwards," I
which was noticed in 44 Dodsley'a Annual
Kegieb r for 17tJS." 44 1 cannot conchtd*
without making mention of tin l great
ml vantage I norhnl from soaking my j
clothes twice a day in salt water, aiul
patting them on without wringing. It
WIUI a considerable time before I could
make the people comply with tins meas
ure. althou ;h from seeing the good
effects produced, they afterwards prac
ticed it twice a day of their own accord.
To this discovery I may with justice at
tribute the preservation of my own life
and six other persons, who must have
perished if it h*d not Wn put in use.
The liiut was first communicated to
me from the perusal of a treatise written .
hy I>r. Lind. Tlie water aljaurb<d
through the pore* of the akin producing
iu every roapect the same effi-cta as would
luivo resulted from tlie moderate drink
ing of any liquid. The aaliue jrti
cles. however, which remained in our
elotiies. Is-came Inerasted liy the heat
lof the sun and tiiat of oar own bod
ies. lacerating oar akina and tieing other
wise inconvenient; but we found that
by washing out tb*ae jwrticlcs. and fre
quently wetting our clothes without
ringing twice in the course wf a day, the
skin became well in a short time. Aftor
thorn* operations we uniformly found tiiat
the violent drought went off, and the
] >• relied tongue was cured in a few urin
ates after bathing and washing our
clothe*, and at the aam- time we found
ourselves aa mnch refreshed aa if we had
received some actual nourishment. Four
pernons in the boat who drank salt water
went delirious and died ; but those who
avoiiled this anil followed the aUm
practice experienced no such "yinjitoms."
BT. Cnmrnv WKTEH HAD a more ingen
ious follower than James A. Hamilton,
whose recent MCip* from a Pennsylva
nia prison is the most marvelous rogue'*
worx on record. Hamilton was an old
prison bird, and one of the most dan - !
georus convicts in the Izincaater prison.
Assigned to s solitary 44 iron-dad " cell,
he was set to work at nhoemoking.
.Sometime ago be coniplaiucd that his
bench wo* too low. and naked for a couple
of short pine plank* to put under the
legs to raise it a few inches. For week*
he worked under the*' boards si night,
cutting a hole through the floor, ami
in the daytime eovered his track* w-ith
the board*. Having cut through the
flooring, he reached solitary masonry,
and worked upon that with sucli sueceo*
that, eventually, enough was removed
to adiuit the passage of his body. Hav
ing cleared the mason work of a imeeo a
foot thick and about three feet broad,
he attacked the solid prison wall from
his narrow crevice under the flor, and
although it was three feet thick, he made
a breech and passed aafely through,
and let himself down two stories by a
very thin but exceedingly stout shoe
thread. Breaking into the wash-house
and carpenter shop, he procured a
change of clothes nnd lumber to con-"
struct a ladder with which to I wis* over
the jail-yard wall. This ladder is a model
l of ingenuity. None of the lumber was
stout enough to make the sides, so he
lashed several alendsr pieces together
with bed-cord, and tied broken barrel
staves across for rounds. With this the
prisoner found his way to freedom.
Barbr Sunday morning his flight was dis
covered. lii his oell fully a cart-load of
debris was found carefully stored under
his lied, the alata of which were cut in
half and lored at regular distances to
moke a lader, which, howevar, he had
lieen nnahle to get through the pern*
laarly shaped hole by which he hod ee
-1 eaped.
OHIO la BKAOOIHU over a man with
wonderful memory. He is fifty-three
veers of age, illiterate and nearly blind,
but he remembers the occurrences of
fcverv day since January 1, 1827, when
he was nine year* old. Mention any
date to him in the last forty-four year*,
and he tells instantly what day of the
week it waa, what sort of weather pre
vailed, and what he was working at and
conversed sbout. A gentleman who
proposed s test provided himself with s
journal for forty-five years, and after
several severe cross-examinations, proved
the Ohioan to be correct invariably.
"Doctor, as my little boy gave the
measles to all my neighbors' children,
and as they were attended by you, I
think yon can afford to deduct ten per
cent, from the amount of my bill for the
increase of business we gave you."
NAM sag* In the Herman Army.
(>ue of the urnst uoh-d invention* of
the im si-nt wag, anya the Italia cotree-
I* •■■<(' nt of the Chicago Tribune, ia rrbe
wur*t, or iMvt-MMiaage. There is not a
Geruutu dilier to whom this ia n>t ns
familiar n* hani-tnek worn to our soldn-ra,
though it lias a venr different reputation
frm hard-tack. It is the uioat favorite
of all the articles which constitute the
Mohliere' rations here, not excepting even
cigars or beer. Its chief adajdcluew* to
the army consist* in it* conUiuing. like
condensed milk, a great aniouut of nour
itduaent in a very small volume, aud of
Iwiug cauable of U-ing afterward easily
increased ia volume and reduced to a
palatable consistency. It ia neceaaary
only to remove the akin and lsc.il it a few
minute* in water, when it may tie eaten
with drv bread. It may also be eaten
raw, a* tte Germans eat au their *ausage,
sad some even prefer it act. It eau,
furthermore, be preserved for any length
of time. After seveu yearn, as ia claimed
by the inventor, it will be aa good a*
when find made. Although the factory
is dosed to the public, and evea with
permiisami from the War Ifcnmrbuent I
could ouly see a small part of the process,
I understand that it is made from thir
teen different kinds of meat* and regcts
blr* -all lieiug amotig the riehmt- though
the principal ingredients are dried |*a*,
bscou, and tallow.
The erhs-wmwt is a triumph of cookery
with these materials, where they have
succeeded in working up much that was
heretofore uuualatable, into a j>al*Uilil<
mesa. They nave succeeded in making
it, moreover, into a sausage or •' wrurwt,"
which is the favorite form in which the
(Jcruiami rat nearly all their meats, there
lieing as many kinds of aausagee in Ger
many as there are parte of the bg to call
them by. Thia name itat-U will give a
relish to anything a Cicrman haa to eat.
Tin* erba-wiirat factory, on the outskirts
of Berlin, employs over two thouaaml
hands, the whole beiug managed by the
Government No other parties are al
lowed to manufacture erba-worst, even if
they knew bow. The inventor offered to
sell his patent to England a few years
ago, but it was rejected. In the pr.went
war it has found iu appropriate place,
and has secttml for him an immense
fortune, which is daily increasing.
THE LAOUAATCBB of Pennsylvania
have passed an act incorporating the
lllooming (iron Park Asaociation, and
inventing it with the fullest posers need
ed to carry out ita objecta. These are
the promotion of field, aquatic, and turf
sports ; the cultivation of forests, the
preservation and propagation of gam#
animals, birds ami fiah, to preserve them
from extinction and furnish tin w for
propagation. The headquarters of the
club on- ia a picturesque section ol
Penusvlvauia, wnerr the eatate covers
over 12,000 acres, in the toa ns of Ki
ing Grove, Oreen. and Porter, in Pike
( omit j. IWnides this Urge property this
act at corporation privileges them to
procure ad<btiuu according na tley may
be found necessary. Among the incor
porators ara tlcnio C. Scott, Dudley
Piehl. Fayette S. Giles, Ac., Ac. The
affair* of "the club are to ba managed by
nine directors, and the capital stock is to
1M r22.*).<>00. iu 500 -hares of $450. An
increase of the stock ia alios etl up to
fioOO.tmi, provided that for every share
issued there in obtained twenty-five acres
of land. Liberal rxoeptiona ia the mat
ter of the game law* of the State are
made in it favor, and the gamekeepers
employed on the ground* are invented
with the powers of cunstaldes or deputy
sheriff*. The sections of the act protect
ing the game on the eatate are very
stringent. So far na legal privileges are
concerned. Pennsylvania has done all
that could be required to make this im
poriant ex|>eriment a success.
Axp ALL roa SMTH. -The atory ia
told of a woman in London wboae apsrvif
•ln ww a pair of the most exquisitely
nrotMirtaotied anus coneeivahle. Her
litis!land was even more prtmd of them
than ahe waa—he absolutely doted on
them. One day they had a terrible
quarrel about something of small import
ance, and the womau was worsted. The
next day ahe waa missing from home
and after a long search the huslsind
found her in one of the London hospital*
wM/er>stf*y trmtmernt for an ampaUted
'imb. Temporarily iusane with thwart*-d
spite, ahe had not been able to deviae
any UHter way of revenging hem If on
her huslmtul than by having one of the
perfect limbs, of which he wan so proud,
cut off! The story seems improbable,
; lust it is hardly more so than that of the
school boy (lamlietta, scooping out one
| of his eyes with a steel pen to spite his
lather and mother, ainoe he could get
. the better of them in no other way.
MA. MAOOOK of Hi. Johnshury, Vt,
has invented a 44 feed heater" for econo
mizing fuelou locomotive engines, which
has lieen teste*! on the Connecticut River
Railroad with favorable results. The
water from the tank in the tender ia
pumped through a piie to the heater,
whieii cousiwt* of a coll of 1 i iuch copper
pipe nrouml Uie cone pipe in the smoke
stack, from this coil the water, heated to
more than 200 degrees Fahrenheit during
its passage, passes through another pipe
into the bruler. The heat used in rais
ing the temperature of the water is waste
heat, escaping through the cone pipe ; a
j Million of the exbsartsd steam is also
ap}4icd to the same purpose. The in
vention wax tried on an old engine
which had fallen off in its work; the
application of the improvement brought
it up to its former efficiency.
THE WHITE or AH mm ha* proved of
late the moat efficacious remedy for
burns. Seven or eight successive ap
plications of this snliotance soothe pain,
and effectually exclude the burn from
the air. This simple remedy seems
preferable to colodiou, or even cotton.
Extraordinary stories are told of the
healing properties of a new ail, which ia
easily made from the yolk of hens' eggs.
The "eggs arc first lioiled hard, and the
yolk are then removed, crushed and
placed over a fire, where they are care
fully stirred until the whole auhatanee is
just on the pomt of catching fire, when
the oil separates and may be poured off.
One yolk will yield nearly two teaapoon
fula of oil. It is in general n*e among
the colonists of South Russia as a means
of curing cuts, bruises and scratches.
—The Hon* Kong gambling-house
licenses wore last week wild to ft resident
Chinwr for the modest little sum of
9188,600 gold or 915,800 ft month. Con
sidering uint the licenses lust for one
year only, games of chanoe must be rath
er popular to niftke it worth any one's
while to pny such ft fee. The outgoing
"farmer," as he in technically called, i
said to have netful only fifty thousand
dollars by hi* venture lost year, ftnd to
have declined bidding thi* year l>ecau*e
the profits were not large enough ! The
respectable Chinese of the colony are
very indignant at the notion of the
British Government in licensing in
stead of srppreeeing gambling, aid a
petition is being extensively circulated
praying the House Office to forbid the
coutinuanceof the license system.
In view of the filthy condition in
which some people leave the floor of rail
cars, a lady suggests to railroad mana
gers that they label some of the cars
"For the clean," and others. "For the
Why I** WIUi Envy M Um. Ojwtor t
Many of us, nin ill th* litiablm of this
life (my ikr /'.iff JIM look with
•wry on the oyster ; and, indeed, active,
fumy |ieopte often tensl those who do
sol share their 110*0 for excitement with
having BO higher ombttlun than "te
lead Hi- life of Ml oyster." Yt there
csu HO no KPBIM mi*lak<- than lo sup
-1M that the ivner of a bivalve ia uw
of ut interrupted peace nod enjoyment.
TIo quiet il the cloister ia not to be
found within tho oyster "hell; oo tho
contrary, tho oyster from ita infancy is
mi titoot to hairioreadth escapes and Por
tia fur excelling even tin mo ineaired try
tho horn of tho wildest romance. Thw
truth ia forcibly pointed ot in tho re
port of tho roiuwiaaioß appointed to in
quire into tho methods of oyster culture
in thr United Kingdom and Franc*-, with
a view to tho introduction of improved
metisl* of cultivation of oysters into
Ireland." 44 It mnat lie borne in mind, **
aaya the report, 44 that more than ten
per cent. of oyatetn limed annually, and
that from tin- moment of ita birth the
oyahw ia wtyvt to unaarroua thmgwra ;
niuoQg them. i( ia liable to be killed by
a sudden tall or rim of temperature, to
t> bomo to situation* where it cannot
attach itaolf, to lie devoured noon after
birth Ivy tho vermin that await it at that
atagt\ or, later on, to lie amothemd by
inuaarla, or attacked by the "farflsh,
dog whelk, and crab, besidea suffering
numerous perils from mod and "and.
The nnmlier that arriw at maturity must
therefore liecomparntivdy few. Indeed,
it ia aaaerted that not a dunen on an av
age out of the vast qaanlity originally
given birth to, aud which ia said to eon
fitat of from one to two millioua, sur
vive." When wo further remember that
even if they do aurrive they have BO
other proapect tluin that of being sprink
led with pepper and rinagar, and swal
lowed by dosena dWhout reference to
age c* aex, we at once peroarre there is
more to admire than eury in the life of
an oyster.
Oat-dosr Profession* far Women.
And then there are out-door professions
counerted with a home which are sa
suitable for women aa for men. The
Imsiness of raising fmita and flowers ia
eapecinllv muted to a woman, aa alao the
management of the dairy; and for these
the other set are regularly instructed in
endowed agricultural schools, while wo
men can not share throe advantage.
The arte that ornament a home, such aa
drawing, imintiug, sculpture, and land
scape gardening, are peculiarly appro
priate for women eh jifofmwoba oy whirli
to secure an independence. Tet but a
few have the opportunities which are
aluindautlv given to the other aex.
These were all employments suited to
woman, and snch aa would not take her
from the ]<arefwl retreat of n home of
her own. which by these professions she
might earn. Were these employments
for women honored ss metiers of acton cw,
as are the professions of men ; were
institutions provided to train women in
both the science and practice of domestic
hygiene, as men are trained in agricul
tural chemistry, political economy, and
the beating art; were there endowments
i.mriding a home and salary for women
to train their own aex in its distinctive
duties such aa the profearion of coUegea
mill iiuinafliatrlT a liberal profeaston
would be created "for women, far more
suitable and attractive then the jwofee
sionaof men. f*t this be done, and
every voong girl would pursue her
education with an inspiring practical
end. would gain a profession suited to
her taste*, and an establishment for her
Hdf equal to her brother's, while die
would warn to krve sad honor woman's
profession. —Krcktm^*.
A Hint ta Meddler*.
A little whit* roar bloomed all by hor
self in a nook is the hedge. j
• Ak r cried the wind ia paaaing.
- h*t a pity von should be suffocated
there ! I will Uow a hole in the hedge,
and the hrcex* shall find you through
•• I pray. air. yoa will leave me as 1
Bin. 1 breathe well enough," said the
•'1 know batter," aaid the wind, and
rent the hedge as he iwaaed <*, and the
boys rushed through, and made her j
tremble with fear.
'• You art not well placed there, be
mid, as he came by again ; " I will give
ton a better berth than that"
41 1 beg you will leave me as I am. I
like my place well enough, if it were not
for the map jam made," mid the roae.
But the wind would not listen ; he
broke her atom, and she fell to the
groand. . , ,
• Oh, von mnan't lie there," he cried;
44 1 will carry you to the spot that will
suit TOO exactly." ....
. 44 Nav. I entreat you to let me he and
fade in this pleasant graao," aaid the
mac, beseechingly; but he caught her
up, and whirled her on a few yards,
when her petals were scattered, and her
leafless stem waa caat on the Mp.
44 How is this r exclaimed the wind.
• * How is it this iahow it is," replied
the hedge ; 44 there are some folks that
ore never satisfied but when they are
, meddling in other folks' affairs; they
I think nobody can be happy except in
; their war ; and you are one of them.
Slid this We stem is a specimen of your
work." -
Tux KHIRAAr*B'S Vncw. Several
year* ago a barque sailing through Vine
land Sound at night ran down a small
flsliing boat containing throe Indians.
They were rescued with much difficulty,
taken on board the barque, well cared
for on the vorage to Philadelphia, and
brought safely back on the return trip
to Boston.
On their arrival there they instituted a
suit against the owners of the barqua to
recover the value of their boat and fish
ing tackle. The attorney for the owner
of the harqne wished to prove that the
place where the boat was lying, without
showing any light, either, was directly
in the coarse followed by Teasels sailing
through the Hound, and sent one of his
clerks to ask a well-known sea captain
who was authority on snch matter* to
come and testify. .After hearing the
whole story sod a statement of the facta
to be substantiated, the captain delivered
himself ss follows : 44 Te1l Squire Russell
I'll come. There mustn't no Injuns git
no such case as this. You see, twont be
good for the Injuns neither, 'cause no
body 11 ever stop to pick 'em up agin."
A so* or THE UTI President Tyler,
only 21 vears ohl, is an uhlan in the
Twelfth ' Annv Corps of Saxony, and
served throughout the Franco Prussian
war. He had been for five years a min
ing student at Freiberg, but when the
clash of arms came he laid aside his
books and sought admission to the aer
▼ioe. By an especial favor of the Min
ister of war this foreigner was permitted
to enter the rank* of the King of Sax
onv. Being a fine-looking, gallant
young he made an excellent soldier,
andhis record aa son of an American
President waa enough to cause every offi
cer and private to aeek his companion
ship. During the latter pert of the war,
young Tyler w said to nave carried his
cavalry lance into several hot engage
It eoste more for eggs than for floor in
• first-class hotel.
TERMS : Two Dollar* a Yaar, in Advance.
n (M TrwMa.
Tbe Pennaylvaaia Benato JtnLriary
C oatoittM- to investigate the coal trou
ble* made ft fins) report They aay but
two fegtl qaertioo# were to be consider
ed; - Firete Had the rattroada violated
their charters by high rates * finrnai
Had tbe action of toaae Mnapaaire
unogfttad to as abas* of their chartered
privilege* t la answer to the drat ques
tion, the committee ftaactt that the Reed*
iag. Lfthigh Valhnr, . I.
aa. and Western, sad Übtab Coal Navi
gation companies bare all kept witbin
tl- l. jfni rt autboriaad by the general
ktw of 1649 Tbe Inckawanna and
Bioomaburg Company, however, has as
cended its legal tariff la anew** to the
second qttrtk, the committee my the
proper method of ascertaining whether j
the omnnaotea had mimaed ll eir char
tered porting*# wae by r of i
toe law officer* of toe Htate. This la
aaeaawary before the Legislator* can art,
and no inquiry into the solject can ha
made except by the court*.
Governor Geanr had an interview with
representatives of each party. The foh
luwing propoaittoa waa mad* by Fmak-
Un b Gowau PnaHaat of toe Reading
Railroad; and. though it ia batmvad it
will be accepted, it te uaderatood that
the representative* of the Wockiu<peii's
Benevolent Aaaoaiatom preferred sub
mitting it to their constituent* before
atitwttifting themselves either to it* ac
ceptance or rejection.
flrti —The worfcingmen to agree to
almodos all control near colliariaa and
all interferences with the cmptoymert or
lUftffhargi of men.
JSnaf-Tlw operator* to agree not to
discharge aay one simply oa account of
hia hahmgtug to Wufhiagmee'a Benevo
lent Association, or on aoootuti. of aay
part taking by him in behalf of the
Workingmen'e Benevolent Asaodatfon.
JVafe, —■ Tbe above two claoaea ate to be
tending at all timea, and are not to b*
changed by any reference or arbitration,
Tfimf—Work to be renamed at oner
upon the Hk< basis, provided that far
the month of April the men idrnil receive
the rate of w*ge they would be entitled
to upon that baaia when coal arils for *3
at liirt Carbon.
Awth-On or before the 25th of April
a b>wrd of arbitration and conciliation to
meet, compound of arx delegatce of the
Wotkingmen's Benevolent Aaaeeietioo
and ni foom the Anthracite Board of
Trade. Tbe twelve tbu* choeen shall at
onoa elect an umpire before translating
any other burin *a, and shall then
fix" the rate of wage* to be paid
for the balance of toe year after toe
mouth of April, and thia board ahall
from tune to time settle and adjoift all
diligence* between the i*ru-*. and in
caae of their being unabfr to ages*, the
deciaioa of the umpire shall be final, it
being the true intent and meaning of pi
agreement that' toe board of arbitration
and umpire are hereafter to aettoi all dif
ference* whatever, * that strikes end
fuipauno& ihiU not be resorted to.
/y?A Simultaneously with a general
resumption of work upon theae term* the
charge* upon the Bending Railroad aiw
to lr reduced.
Tie WaaMngton Heaameat.
In view of the renewed eflbrta now be
ing made to raise fund* to complete the
unfinished marble obe&skto the memory
of George Washington, a brief htriory
of the work, which w copy toom the
Washington dter, will b* of iatemrt. At
the dow of toe Bevalutiooary War Ooa
giem resolved to erect an aqaarinan
statue of Washington at " the place
where the residence of C JOgreai should ;
be estebHahcd." After hia deuth a joinr
committee of the two bouses ww am
pointed to consider the most suitable
manner of paving hooor to his memory,
and on their report a msriutiou wae
adopted to ereri a marble monument in
this city ; but tbe resolution wm nevwr
carried'out, although, in ll, on a fur
thcr report of the committee, an apprv
priation of BWO,nQO wm made, Gongrem
baring nagfocted the work; in 183Ssomej
of the urominent citiaena of Washington
formetl a voluntary aaaociation. with
Chief-Justice Marshall aa prcaident. and
commeticed work. He was succeeded by
ex-President Madison. In 1647, the ag
gregmte collections amountiri to fiKT.OIW.
Congrem then, by reariutiam, ri apart
the rite now occupied, and oa the 4th of
Julv. 1646, toe comer atone of the pre*- j
cut structure was laid. In about au
Tears the obelisk was raised to tbe height
ot 170 feet, at a coat of *230,000, toe
amount collected. In 1854, all attempts
to make farther collection* having failed,
the board of manager* appealed to Cou
greas, and that body was abort to make
an appropriation of **oo.ofifi, when a
mioindervtantling arose, whidi (laluv*l
and finally defeated the action of (W
grcsa. In 1659. the " National Wash
ington Monument Society " was incor
porated, but the war prevented any ac
tive work on their part. Tbe society now
ippfib to tbf nation to contribute*, in
swum, however small, to the completion
of toe work. Ii i* suggested that If ****7
adult in tiie country who ia able to give
one dollar without personal inconve
nience were to enclose that sum to J. C.
Brent, secretary of the aaaociation in
this caty. the total would be ample to
complete the monument.
A proprietor of a hotel gives a re
porter some figures that are interesting.
We copy : " tomator Cameron, at Muall
hotel in Washington, paid for himaelf
and wife *4soper month.aud but had two
rooms. Senator Fen ton had a parlor
and two bedrooms, and an office, and
paid *I,OOO per month. Mr. 8. 8. Oox
and wife paid *250 per week, and I gave
him a buffet supper for 100 which coat
him *1,500. Mr. W. to Huntington
gave the Japaneae the flnert spread ever
set in Arlington Hotel; there were twen
ty persons and he paid *I,OOO. A par
lor and three bedrooms in the second
story, with a small family occupying
them, are worth to me 8450 per week
during tiie season ; and one gueet pays
far a parlor, bedroom, and bathroom
*3OO per month.
"At the Delevan House, Albanv, Dr.
Gautier used to pay *375 per week, and
General Darling, with a parlor, three
bedrooms, andfour pereonlT paid *4OO.
Our hotel at l*ke George had 37,000 on
the register laat season, in four mouths,
we Uk in that space of time 8294,000;
and the net proceeds were $52,000.
'The Fifth Avenue Hotel rents for
*200,000 a year, including the stores be
neath H. The St Nicholas rents for
895,000, although it coat but *425,000.
Mr. A. T. Stewart has just rented to
Wm. M. Tweed the Metropolitan Hotel,
New York, for *65,000 a year, to put hia
son, Richard Tweed, into business as a
landlord; and the Inlands, who go out,
paid *75,000.
A COITUS w MAINE, abont to be join
ed in holy matrimony, determined that
there should be no nonsense about their
bridal. Wherefore they gave notice in
the Bangor Whig that they were married
on theoto inat; and that they were W
be "nocards" and "nocake, forth*
fkfrir was 41 nobody's business." How
ever, bv way of compromise, they in
formed their "friends and relatives"
that at their residence, cm a certain even
ing, there would be a free " clam chow
Mothers mind your children —children
mind your mothers.
NO. 16.
Living at toe HateK
' ~ tons
men in England.
amodfor* dire we
n prem.
Want of fttite and wwat of jpM
aattae more failure* than any Knag flag
in the world.
Quarter of* pound egg* are what*
Landgrov*. Vt., hen dJupenaaatohartw
juicing owner.
The lataat invention m • drtk* to J
kaep the mouth abut while a fwnoa fat
arieSp ao aa to prevent snoring.
** |a it wrong to cheut * lawyer T* was
recently vww discussed by ilk
rtt2 tartU wua not wrong, but im
•' Have I not dfcwd yon Wadw
tagr r mM a doting lather to Ualaon,
"Ob, yea.- f-t<!ied the youth ; " but I
could not think of taking advantage of
my father."
" When more than ten 'runners' •
ia tola store at we time, the proprietor
will turn them over to Urn potto*, J* the
placard that many country marebauti
Andre CarreUi, a guide who had
aurvivwl a long career of peri! among
the pamm of to* Swim Alje, had hi*
sack broken recently by a fall from a I
donkey on a level plain.
A Quaker"* advice to hia ion on hi*
ing. I told thee to kmp thy eym wide
f eo ; now that toou i- married, I tell
thee to keep them haM ahm."
They have a youmr **
eoi*me, who laat fan jtogM J® *•••
than thirty aetee of land and took cure
of the team, during haraervieeaaaa farm
band. And only fourteen year* of age
at that
An old lady who wua vary mmto trou
bled by the proapect of toe introduction •
of gaa In her viHago. and th# eoueeqwmt
diMtae of whale oil. naked with amah
SUnrn*. **lHtohvfllbaacua*afffcw
poor whalea!"
The Secretary of the Treasury haa
eerved a letter from New York eorinmng
It 10. from a pmrty who ftotoa ,
; making hia to* retain h® witoheld
income beUmmm to hi* wife, fortott
be ia nrnpoiK and tfcrrHorw dedwa
to give toe Government ito dua.
Borne talks am predigtowdj paaitont
- over 'Other people'* aina *d ***** to
lilUk th*J
them before the whola world. They *ml
gouge theim brother'* eym oet rather
tiwu leave a aingle mote ia toem. At
the same time they am aiagtotarly Wiml
| reapneting their own foOmgw
XI W reported iqxm the authority
aevetul Uading Southern jounmh, thai
the BUteofl3taa* ?T = >* *** •
name tor debt rumifcrted abwrt tforty
xrss snsffiarsrtft
u*ftst llfagit l /tl. iltopiither, um
the let el July naxl, thirty mi&ooa.
mend a broken lead pip# tor.mgfa wtocti
two da and nut broken
around them, fn five mmutoft the wuter
waa froaaa, the plug* token out, a new
niece soldered in, the K- thawed out
agoto. and the pipe in perfect order
go waa m lost the th day to a *tae ed
tile ordinary deoendea of life, m toataiwl
ID hi. nlace ia the House, face toe gab
lerr. ftfcdwitb ladiee, and with a wtoaky
bottw in bis hand, mad a grwtoaqwn taw
to to* into hia mouth a
Tbe mcceaaive stage* of Kcrthweatcra
growth are nmarimbly iDurtratod by a
paragraph in the Wawrty. town, Be
which my:
in our city who wna bom ® J® •
has aeon who w*a town m the Territory
;of and another one us to*
Tcmtorr of Wavrooain ami rtifl another
one in the of low*, and also a .
daughter born in the Stole of
iu the same house ! OoL J. W. Wooto m
the man."
Enoch Ardeu came back to Pittobufg.
Penn., weently. after aa abamwv of ww
wura, found hi. wife married to anotoer •
"man and tod not think It worth while
to make any tnm abort it The wife
1 told husband No. A and be at one* to
•tgaed in favor of Ko. L Thelam<h.l
' arti of hia righlZimdtha wife entered *
hwrimnd So. 1 dmrg
ing him with tearing bar unprovided for
and neglecting also to proriae for their
A man at Peebodv. Mam., who ha*
been trvrted for n*de then a yaar for
paalyaiaof the throat, and who *ra for
Unr time able to take mtly liquid nour
ishment recently coughed up an upper
set of false teeth, which he had awnßow
c! in his deep fifteen month*
and whfch, lodging HI the IOWCT p4 of
the throat, hml been the emuaof all the
trouble. Tbe teeth were miaaedatthe
time, hunted for. mt never hmd. and
nobody bad suspected the place of their
i In a New Hampshire city, at the recent
; election, a respected citiami wna upon
the ticket of one party * s <*ndid*to for
, the School Committee, while his daugh
ter ww a candidate of the oppoarte party
for the same office, toe latter havmg re
c-hed the nominrtion, not oa account
of any female mftmge prorhi-stica, tori
1 because toe waa a very efficient teacher
An toe ehrunk from toe reapctsmbilTtoe
jof the position, the nonuurttou. even,
iN*r tmiarr w*b fcut'i ■<*; ,v * v * l
j The Alba (Iowa) AMf <f tkr limm
tells the foUowtng: • There ia an rid
gentleman traveling through the country
as a peddler—hi* MH** we have forgotten
—who is the author of a pretty good
thing. A short tone ago he towed a*
| a hotel in Knosville, and when the dn
ner-bgQ rang was the Ural to take aml
aTtoetahte He ia a monateoua eater,
and on being asked by the waiter, taaat
beef, roast pork, or roart chmkeu ? h
answered. Toast chicken, my child, roast
chicken, by an en ei wtetaiwg aarimfy."
It is needlma to aay that he got it."
' Tbe English journals are destitute of
enterprise according to our notions
Thus, for example, Dr. W. H. Buascll
conveyed an account of the German en
try into Paris by special messenger to
Loudon, involved the coat of two special
railroad trains for a distance of 1154 miles,
and the use of a steamboat for a trip of
, twenty-two miles across the Channel.
This occupied ten hours and a half, ami
the news only reached London at toe
i same time aa it waa conveyed by trio
graph all over the C nitcd Btetee. Dr.
Bunnell never thought of using the wire*
I 11 "
1 A MOBILE MAX, who inadvertently
threw a roll of lulls, amounting to 370,
1 into a fire, and rescued it only after it
1 became a mass of cinders, wrote to
; Treasurer Spinner, in great alarm, and
was informed that, upon his affidavit
r of the facts, with a satisfactory certi
" ficate of character, the money would be
refunded. These conditions were com.
plied with, the certificate being furmto
' ed by several cashier* of the city, Mid
he received from the Treasurer an order
' on the Revenue Office for 360, which ,
' was promptly paid. Together with
. were a few legible fragments of aWObill
of the First National Bank of Mobile, S§
sufficient to identify the bill, pasted up
on a sheet and the vacant places filled in,
' lacking only a very small fraction, with
' illegible cinders, whose shape indicated
where they belonged. This waa indors
-1 ed by Col Spinner, and upon preaenta
-1 tion at the bank win paid.
> -
AT a recent amateur dramatic perform
' ance in a Maine town, a pistol was pre
maturely discharged whan within a few
, feet of a young lady's face. The young
ladv saw the "lash, and with the cmwk
neaa of thought dosed her eyes, and thus
. saved her eyesight, a* aha received several
b"udred grains of powder in her !*>