Centre Hall reporter. (Centre Hall, Pa.) 1868-1871, May 19, 1871, Image 1

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    The Daffodil*.
Down by the wood mi*, warn and low,
Thoir'happy liwa thoy spend;
B*i<!e them the water* loap and flow,
Above them the tall trvea bend.
Aronnd them the mtaettei blackbird Mnjr*
The thrnah call* loudly near.
And they roared their golden crown* like king*—
The fairest and Aral of the yew .
The wavaa run bright with a ennny flow,
All down through the hatel bower* ;
Sweetly and eoftly they aing aa they flow.
A aang they have learnt from the flower*.
Summer cornea on with her plenteous gill#—
White roaea and harebell* hlne-
And the atately orimaon ft>x*Uve URa
Hi* head where the daffodil* grew.
The earth ia a fair and flowery realm.
And the went wind whiepera low
Tbretch the hoary bongha of the thick-leaved
And down by the water* flow-
Down by the brook that all day long
OUmmera nnder the alder bower* ;
But it xingeth not now the old tweet aong
That it learnt from the golden flower*
The day* of anmmer run brightly by,
But the ware* haw a ead refrain.
Which cannot be atiHM, nor the place be ftll'd.
Till the da&tdila blrweoui again.
The Hitters.
Three bonny maidon* went oat on a day,
While the anmmer aun waa shining
Janet and Annie and Margery Cray ;
Nona were fairer. 1 ween, than Uiey,
A* Avrth that morn they look their way.
While the anmmer aun waa hining.
Through the blooming gorae, by the dancing
While the eummer aon waa ahining,
laughing and * porting, their way they took,
Now ntooting for flower*, now huteriug to look
For hotter atoned in the wild beee' nook,
WhiW the summer aun waa ahining.
Vphy the aide of the hill they ctuah.
While the tumtuer aunt* shining.
Till they hear the bells of St, Ague* chime.
And they stop, for tboy know tis the holy time
When the nuns are singing their hrmn* sub
• While the anmmer ann ia shunng.
Aunt* grew weary, ami waited to rest.
While the summer sun eras ahming.
Where the ehnrrh-yard grave* with flowers
were dressed,
And she laid her down where the shadow
Of lb* cb*neel m feß ow hvr br***t.
White lb* umm<*r auu >u shining.
Janet idi) Birpn wwd wten ihfj hat.
White the umuu t hod w*a ilnniti>;.
The dT *wt on, ud the war ihet milted :
The* met the young lord with hit falcon on Bat,
H* stooped fr\u the saddle and Janet be kissed.
White the iiuum tun was shining.
Janet it gone with Lord Hugh to hia tower,
While the rammer ran it shuung ;
Marperv hted back again to her K>wer
In the peaceful vate era the tee tun* hoar,
▲mi there the Un ire red, a kmolv Bower,
While the summer ton waa shining.
MrJLady Janet rides gayly dreamed,
White the tunimer tun w shining ;
Annie tteept tweet with the ctom o'er her
Marjjenr dwe lit in her bower at rest—
One rich, one patient, and one with the Massed,
White the summer son is shining.
It was a strange scene—and jet there
was nothing startling about it. I could
not hell why mv ejes were riveted to the
spot. Probably, I said to mrsalf, it can
only be accounted lor bj sonic occult py*-
cbo'kipcal reason, and I will simply watch,
and e odea Tor not to wonder. Sly library
la situated in th third-story back-room
of an ordinary-built house in the neigh tor
hood of tha Heights, and it is there 1 spend
hour after hour in work and study—some
times. as the light fades from the sky,
drawing near the window with my book or
writing, and srnii-occasioually glancing at
the hacks of the houses opposite. The
house whose garden joins ours has always
heen an object ot interest to me. ever since
I mored into the neighborhood, on account
of an oM gentleman who was to be seen in
his library at almost any hour of the day.
He seemed to be an indefatigable worker,
and was generally at his post long before 1
was. This oki gentleman grew to be very
entertaining to me, and I came to rtiee him
wy modi when for any reason he was
absent from his library. The time a bore
alluded to was early in the erening in the
latter part of February-. My neighbor had
gone from bookcase toWikcase, and drawer
to drawer, arranging and putting away,
and at last I noticed or thought I saw him
lock the drawers of his desk snd put the
key in his pocket. Soon after I heard the
ring of their tea-bell, and watched until
the old gentleman walked slowly out of
the room. What was the reason that even
then I conld not withdraw my gaxe ?
There was nothing particular inviting about
the apartment, now that its occupant had
gone, hut still I could not help looking.
The gas was burning rery dimly, and I
conld just make out the different articles
of furniture, assisted a little by the light
of a very pleasant grate fire. As I watched,
a figure dad in white came swiftly in at a
door at the right. A cold, net-Tout tremor
took ftill possession of me. Not that I felt
there was anything supernatural about the
vision. I knew better—for I immediately
recognized the form and dress of a lady 1
had noticed in the garden only an hour or
two before; but I did not know that her
presence in that room at that particular
time meant mischief and woe unutterable
I know that her feet made no noise as she
moved hastily about, going crrer exactly
the same ground which the old gentleman
had traveled only a few moments previous.
Drawer after drawer she ransacked—
lifting lids, examining pigeon-boles ; and
finally, after a second spent in looking over
the contents of the old gentleman s desk, I
saw her grasp what appeared to roe to be
a small MIX or casket, close and lock the
drawer, and then waving her hands aloft,
with a singularly triumphant gesture, hurry
from the room. That this young woman
had been guilty of theft I was perfectly
aware ; also, I felt sure that she was some
relative of the proprietor of the mansion;,
and more than all did 1 realize that the
fearful consequences of this work would
react upon an innocent and formerly highly
esteemed member of the household. How
did I know this 1 Perhaps I reasoned from
cause and effect without really being aware
that such was the case. Perhaps, having
been let to see this strange performance, 1
was peculiarly acted upon as to the result.
However that might be, it seemed that the
troubled future of that family was thor
oughly dagucrreotyped upon my heart.
After a while the old gentleman entered
the library, followed by an elderly lady I
took to be his wife; then a young gentle
man—l bad often noticed him before—and
last of all the lady in white, with a wide
scarlet sash and neck-ribbon. Soon after
a young woman, whom I had also often
seen in the garden, apparently the govern
ess, as she always had a little curly-headed
boy by ber side, entered, leading the
urchin; for the sole purpose, it would
seem, off bidding them all good-night. The
old gentleman took him in his arms and
caressed him for a while, and after a short
frolic with each one he was ted oft by bis
governess. Then the young gentleman
drew the shades and I saw no more that
night. It was some time before I could
sufficiently banish the occurrence to sleep,
and the first thought upon waking the
next morning was the strange scene of the
previous evening. My first glance at my
neighbor's library was sufficient to statue
roe that the theft was discovered. The old
gentleman, with his hands clasped behind
him, paced slowly up and down the apart
ment. His wife, assisted by the young
woman who had ransacked every nook ana
corner the night before, went through the
fierce of examination. The old man was
evidently too grieved and stunned to join
in the search. During the forenoon the
young governess entered, having to all
appearance been sent for, for the purpose
of questioning. For a moment she stood,
it appeared to me, in silent wonderment;
then advanced quickly to the centre of the
room and confronted the old gentleman.
The little boy rau into the library, and
caught her by the hand. The owner of
the white robe this morning she was
dressed in a white merino wrapper, faced
with cherry, and cherry trimmings—arose
from her chair by the library tabic, and
with an imperious gesture, perfectly omer
vable from my distance even, drew the
child away from the side of his companion.
Then the poor girl hid her face in her
handkerchief, and left the room. It was
plain then as the sun at mid-day. The
gorernt.i t had been accused of the theft.
What was my duty in the premises ?
When 1 took into consideration that I had
not heard a word spoken, did not even
know what had been stolen, and bad only
the pictures of the different scenes to rely
on for proof, my position was a very pecu
liar one, to say the least.
It was certainly a very delicate business
to call at that strange bouse, and describe
to the proprietor what I had seen. All
day long 1 wondered what course it was
best to pursue—all the while so utterly
uncomfortable that work of any descrip
tion was quite out of the question. Just
FRBD. KURTZ, Editor ftutl Proprietor,
at evening 1 eras summoned to the )iarlor
to meet a gentleman friend. 1 noticed
immediately that he was in great agitation.
44 I called," said he, ,4 in behalf of a young
lady friend of mine who is in great trouble.
She has neither relatives or acquaintances
in the city. Can you—will you give her
shelter for a few days until this storm of
abuse blows over, aud she can again hold
up her poor head t"
My thoughts immediately flew to the
i house of my neighbor, and I asked— 4, l>oea
' she live over here I" pointing in the diree
' tiou. " And is she the victim of a terrible
accuaatkui I Charged with atealiug, wu't
44 Good heavens ! vea," he replied. 44 110w
did you know 1 1 hadn't the slightest
idea that it had got to be common talk.
. I am afraid it will kill her!"
44 1 have not heard a syllable," 1 answer
ed ;•* not one. I have simply guessed,
that's all; and I htote she is innocent, and
perhaps, my boy. I can help prove it."
• 4 God grant It!"said he fervently. "But
how did you suspect ? Who could have
hinted at such a thing
44 1 tell you again that I have noc heard
a word—no one has hinted. Go for your
friend, and I will do all that lies in my
i power to comfort and help her."
An hour after Miss Hastings—for that
was the name of the governess—sat in my
room, the most abject picture of misery Tl
ever looked upon iu my life. Her eyes
were swollen with weeping; and when 1
welcomed her to my home, and assured
her of sympathy ami love, it seemed as if
the chilli's heart would break.
44 Oh," she sobbed, 1 had such a pleasant
home until tht came. Old Mr. Hemming
was so kind to me, and so thoughtful ct
me; and Mrs. Hemming, too, did every
thing in the world that woman could iJo
for mv comfort; aud, then, my darling
'little Fred, and bis (tap. And now. just
>to think thev all think me a thief! and 1
have loves! them so! Merciful Father, how
could they !"
Bv degrees I succeeded in getting at the
whole story.
Little Fred was Mr. Hemming's grand
son ; and little Fred's papa was a widower,
and Miss Hastings was employed to take
exclusive charge of the widower's little
44 But who is *\t V I asked, with a
shudder. "The woman who alwaya dresses
in white, with cherry-scarlet trimmings F'
44 Then you have seen her ?" she inquir-,
ed, looking up quickly.
, " Yes, 1 have seen her. What relation
is she to the Demmings ?"
" Mr. Hemming is her great-uncle, and
has had the care of her education. She
has been in Europe for the last three
years, traveling with a distinguised pro
fessor and his wife. It seems that Mr.
Hemming has had charge of some jewels
which were left in trust for her until she
should become of age. The day of her ar
rival he brought them home frum the safe
st the office, to see bow she would like
the jewels reset, intending to have them
ready for her at the expiration of the time,
which was only three months. For the
last two days they have been consulting '
about it, apparently unable to come to any
decision. I was called on yesterday to
give mv opinion, and when told what they
desired of me, this is what Mr. Hemming
said : 4 Now, let's hear what little Lot-:
tie suggest*.' He always called me 4 little
I Ait tie' from the moment of my entering
the bouse. I laughed, and said: 4 Little
Lottie thinks that if she owned these
jewels she should be very careful bow she
let them lie round the bouse long.'
"•That's so,' said grandpa Demming.
' But I have got a little tuck-away corner
where they are safe enough in the day
time ; of course, I don't leave them down
here nights.'
" That's all I know about it," continued
the poor child, with a fresh burst of tears.
*' We talked a littleabout the settings, and
this morning I was told that the diamond*
were gone."
u Where were you," I asked, " while the
family were at tea P
" I was at tea, also," she replied. " One
of our servants was quite ill, nnd I went
down long before it was time for the tea
bell to ring an<Ltoasted some bread. Then
Mrs. Demising had a lame wrist, and she
asked me to pour the tea."
" Did you leave the dining-room." I in
quired. "for any reason, during the tea
" Not for a moment."
"What dress did you wear last even
" This one," she replied, glancing down
at her dark alpaca ana bursting into tears.
" What is the name of this niece P'
" Clara Mason."
" And you are sure those were her
jewels P'
" Positive."
What would induce a woman to steal
her own property, I wondered. There
might be, 1 thought, some desperate reason
for obtaining possession of it before the
specified time. Some lover in the case it
might be—or some debt, or crime, which
she must cancel or have exposed. Just
then Mr. Cleavcland and young Mr. Dum
ming were announced.
"I can not see bim," groaned the heart
broken child. M I can not see him."
But I knew it was best she should ; and
so I invited them at our private sitting
room. 1 found tbat the grief was not all
hers. The young man's face bore traces
of deep suffering, and it was with tbe
utmost effort that be could keep from
breaking down as he greeted her.
" Lottie," said he, " you know I do not
believe this horrid story. I know you as
well as you know yourself. Father don't
believe it either; but of course be doesn't
know what to do with Clara's story."
" What M her story 7" I inquired.
" Oh," be replied, wearily," Clara swears
that last evening about nine o'clock, as she
was passing along the hall on her way to
ber room, the hall-door stealthily opened,
and tbat Lottie crept in, covered with her
waterproof, although the night was very
fair—and tbat she, Clara, stepped back
into a passage-way, and as she did so, Ix>t
tie removed her wrappings, and said in a
hoarse whisper —' Thank Heaven! no one
has seen me. "
" Were you out last evening 7" I inquired
of the terror-striken girl.
'• No," she moaned. *• I remained in
Fred's room until be iell asleep, and then I
read till late, expecting to bare a chance
of bidding Mr. Dumming good-night."
Here the child blushed to the roots of her
hair, and the whole story was told.
"Could Clara hare manufactured this
terrible story, or did she see some one
enter and imagine it was Lottie 7 It seems
to me this terrible suspense will kill me,"
said poor Demoting.
" If you will come with me—both of you
—round* to your house, Mr. Demoting, I
think I can not only exonerate this little
girl here, but can place the crime where it
belongs. In other words, my dear sir, I
know who stole those jewels."
Had I weighed the probable effect of my
words before I uttered them, I should not
have been so abrupt; for Lottie tipped
over as dead as a log on the sofa, and Sir.
Demming. in his right and relief, came
mighty near tipping in the same manner.
An hour after, we entered the Demoting
mansion. Lottie was now calm and self
possessed, while my coward heart seemed
inclined to walk quite out of its surround
*\Ve were shown into the front parlor.
The old gentleman entered.
" Father, I have brought Lottie round,"
said the yotwg man; '■ and I am ping to
have her skirts cleared from this horrible
suspicion before another fifteen minutes
rolls over my bead."
" God grant it!" ejaculated the vener
able gentleman, fervently. "Poor little
1 1aßtie," he continued, 44 we have alt loved
her so dearly from the twginning We
must clear her—of course we must. Don't
cry, little girl," as she again broke down
under his carrying language. It waa evi
dent that the goverueas hail made for her
self a very warm and tender ucst in the old
tuau's heart.
44 Father," said the young man, "this
lady Mrs. , ha* decided information in
regard to our trouble. Ms and Clara are
in the library—let's go in then'."
He led the way, and we all followed, the
old man bringing up the rear.
44 Fred tells me." said the latter, " that
this lady"—pointing to me— 44 has some
thing to say on the subject under discus
Mr lb-mming couldn't help living par
liamentary even at this critical time.
44 Was the bag eoutainiiig the jewel* in
this desk ?" I asked, placing my hand on
the article of furniture.
" It was," replied Mr. Hemming.
44 Hid any of the members of your fain ill
know exactly where you did keep theui r
44 No," he answered. 44 1 never would
lock them up until everybody had left the
That accounted for the rummaging."
4 - This is all 1 have to say," I continued.
• 4 Last evening, at precisely half-past six, I
saw a lady dressed in white, with a scarlet
sash and neek-ribbou, enter this a|*rluicnt,
open the diflereut drawers and doors of
these bookcases, and then "
"You lie!" screamed the girl iu white.
"You lie! you lie! You know you lie!
you l>ad woman—you tieud in human
44 Aud then," I continued I saw her
open this desk, search it awhile, aud dually
take out a bag which she held aloft for a
moment, and then run out of the room."
"You—you—you"—-said the culprit,
trying to reach the place where I sat. Her
uncle caught her in his arms and laid her
on the sofa in a perfect paroxysm of rage
and despair.
They remembered that Clara was ten
minutes late at the tea table; and oue
part of the story fitted into the other eo
jierlectly, that there was not the slighest
loop-hole for her to crawl out of.
Lottie did not go back with me. I left
her with little Fred in her lap. Grandpa
Hemming beside her, and little Fred's pa
at her feet, and the old lady hovering near.
I hare an invitation to a wedding next
It was found out afterward* that Clara
Mason stole the jewels, as i suspected, to
enrich her lover, who was, of course, a
An Amsterdam Laundry.
At the top of a sulwtantiol Dutch
man's bouse, both in town and country 4
is invariable to lie fount! a si amicus laun
dry, extending. in fact, over the whole
area of the house. In this the linen is
stored in presses, and the clothing of
the j>ast season, winter or summer, all
duly turned inside out, hangs on pegs |
all about. Here, twice a year, Merouw
holds her grand saturnalia. Without
doubt, the most important item iu a
Dutch girl's dowry is her linen. The '
quantity she thinks necessary for her
own person snd the use of the household
is enormous. But then it should lie
known that slie " washes " (the Übcd, of
coarse,) but twice in the year. Cuffs
collars, and inuslins, she says, must lie
washed often ; bat all other things are
tiling, for a time, into huge buck-ixuikcts,
big enough for half a dozen P&lstofTs to
hide in ; indeed, these are astounding
baskets, and wheu full will weigh four
or five hundred weight Every house
has a block and pulley firmly tixed to
the ornamented coping of the roof,
which, indeed, is purposely constructed
to carry this useful machine, and forms
a notable feature in the architecture of
all the Dutch houses ; and by means of
the block these huge baskets are readily
lifted to and from the laundry, and fur
niture aud heavy articles of any kind to
the other stories through the windows
A visitor for the first time may see with
amused bewilderment that jiartieularly
lumbering trunk of his wife's, which Ims
been the despair of railway porters
throughout his journey, whip|>ed up by
invisible hands to a height of sixty or
seventy feet in uo time, and disamiear
through a bedroom window. C'lothea
are simply rough-washed in the country,
and when sent back all the females m
the house set to work for a good fort
night to iron and mangle, starch and
crimp ; and you may tie sure that every
bit of clothing a Dutch young lady
of the middle classes is wearing has thus
been got up bv her own fair hands. The
original outlay of linen is no donbt
large, but the cheap mode of washing
pays good interest for the money.
THE SHAD. —Contrary to the idea en
tertained by some persons that shad live
but one year, Hetli Green expresses the
belief that they do not get growth sooner
than three or four years. Ho savs:
"In the month of June I have hatched
shad on the Hudson River, and in the
same month I have caught yonng shad
five inches long, and I have kept the
yonng shad of my hatching six weeks,
and they were ono and one-quarter
inches long and not larger round than
a darning-needle. My theory is, the
five-inch shad is the one year old, and
stays in the river, or near its mouth, the
first year, and comes up the river with
the old shad in the Spring. They cer
tainly were uot hatched tliat Spring.
When I first saw them I supposed they
were a distinct species of fish, la-longing
to the shad family, and never got any
larger. I opened a number of them and
found no spawn in them. Then I made
up my mind that tliey were one-year-old
sliad." And then he propounds to old
river fishermen who urge different viewH
two questions, viz : First, Di 1 they
ever catch a shad that had spawned ?
and second, If so, how they knew she
was not on her way lawk to the sea ?
A LARUE MARKET. —An extensive
building is in progress of erection in
New York market purposes, which
will, when finished, lie the largest mar
ket house iu the city. It is to cover
the entire block bounded by Thirty
fonrth and Thirty-fifth Streets, and
Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues ; and its
dimension are to be eight hundred feet
in length, by two hundred in breadth. In
order to obtain firm foundation for the
building, it was necessary to dig a ditch
fifteen feet deep around the centre
square, and to drive piles in many
places. The roof-rafters, cross-beams,
and columns are to bo of iron, and the
architecture of the building is to be
unique and ornamented. A force of one
hundred and twenty workmen are al
ready at work laying the foundation,
and this number will probably be in
creased as soon as practical >le. The work
is being carried on by a joint stock com
pany under the name of the " Manhat
tan Market Company."
THE ANNUAL TALE of true love long
baffled, at lust triumphant, comes from
Cincinnati. The yonng lovers torn
apart by parental hatred, lieoame insane,
and were severally confined iu lunatic
asylums, one at Columbus, the other at
Longview. The former institution was
burned and the young man transferred
to the other, where by chanee the lovers
met one day and flew to each other's
arms. The parents' hearts melted, the
long withheld consent was given, reason
resumed her throne, and now the Host
" heavenly " couple in the State are the
long-suuuered, eliauce-unitcd, ei-maniae
Grey aud Brown are the two most fash
ionable colors worn this season.
The Early Hay* of lVtroleum.
H E. CVlton writ<<s iu the Amrrioim
A</ric*dt*rt*l, concerning the petroleum
region iu lVunsvlvouia :
Professor MillimitU, of Y'alo College,
was the first Preaideut of on oil com
pany On the 28th day of August, 1859,
the first vein of oil was struck. The
well, at a depth of about sixty feet,
yielded 4RO gallons jier day. From this
liegiuuiug slowly came up the great
business, until it reached the wild whirl
of excitement and sjMvulatiou iu lHtKl
#4. Fortunes were made and lost iu a
day ; thousands of gallons of oil ran to
waste, aud hundred* of thousands were
sold for lens than the coat of production.
The mystical Johnny Steelr flourished
around New York hotels and liur-room*
with hi* iuconie of thousand* per day ;
comiHuiica were gotten up with |>or
sliares frum 50 cents to 81; servant girl*
invested their all, hoping soon to be able
to ride in their carriages and live in
brown stone mansion*. Never since the
days of Law's great Mississippi bubble
hail the world seeu anything equal to
it. Unfortunately, this wild mania is
too recently and painfully prominent
with many of our readers. Many - hard
working ineu—invested their all iu an
engine and lease, to work for days and
weeks only to find nothing, and sit down
penniless and despondent, fully and
completely "busied."
The nuinlxT of the wells is legiou,
and the most condensed history of them
would fill a large volume. On January
1, IStJH, there were 1,188 produciug well*
in Pennsylvania, and their averngepro
duet was II 2-3 hbls. per day. TTien
there are many in Canada, Ohio, and
West Virginia. There ia some uth-u
--tion Wing turned to the deposits in
South America. The whole daily pro
duct of crude petroleum cannot' W
far from 18.0UU bills., of 40 gallons each
Some of the w-Ils have produced enor
mously, even over 4,000 bbls. per day.
The oil has sold as low as 20 cents
|wr barrel, and as high as 810. It is
transport ed to the railroad in pipes laid
under ground, and put into gauged
tanks ; 40 gallon* is a barrel.
In the eorlv days it waa floating down
Oil Creek ami it* tributaries in fiat boats.
The eustom was to pond tip the water,
and, when all the l>oat* were ready, cut
aaray the dams, thus floating them on
the freshet to the month of Oil Creek.
As may be imagined, there were frequent
accidents and the wildcat excitement.
AM much a* 50,0110 bbls. of petroleum
have lieen known to lie thrown out on
the water* of the creek and rivers from
the bursting laurel* and crushed-lip flat*
in a 44 jam."
Breaking a Tront Blockade.
A Nevada correspondent wntw : The
citizens of Reno have for a long time
been indulging in very watchful f>elig*
against the Indian* ami Hev. Mr. ihil
coine, the Missionary Baptist Ipdian
agent, on account of their having built a
dam across the Trochee, lstween Wads
worth and Pyramid Like, which prevents
the trout from asoeuding the river, and a
few daya since thev undertook to remove
the obstruction. The citizens rained 8100
by subscription, which they gave to a
man to go down and blow up the dam
with giant powder. The charge uaed
was five pound* of the jmwder, and the
explosion is described as having been
terrific. The charge of giant powder was
sunk ou tlie upjsT aide of tlte dam. and
when the explosion took place a column
of mud and water was thrown up to the
bight of nearly a hundred feet, long pine
trees that had floated down the river and
lodged against the dam, were lifted sev
eral feet into the air and raimsl down
everywhere. The man who fired the
cltarge had screened himself In*hind a
big cotton-wood tree, and dowu among
the limits of this trs came crashing a
rock of fifty pound* weight, causing him
to do some lively dodging, as he was in
doubt as to which able of the trie the
rock would come down. The dam was
totally destroyed, and doubtless great
number* of fish killed, but the man who
Intoned the "blow-up" did not stop to
look for fish. He traveled from that
vicinity at a livelv |>aoe, as he pxjiected
the Indians to ta\u> his trial as soon as
they dtseovertxl what he hail done. The
blowing up of the dam gave free passage
up the river to the tront, and there is
now some fishing na high up as Keno,
but I was told that Balcomo and the
Indians arc at work nutting in another
dam. In case no fisn-way is left in this
dam, the people of Reno will send down
a party of forty or fifty men to blow it
up. They will also endeavor to make
Mr. llnleome and the Indians understand
that no such dam will le allowed to be
built across the river. The Indians hare
been taking trout by the ton at tlie dam.
The Rcnoites say that in case the dam is
allowed to stand, and the trout are pre
vented from ascending the river to spawn,
there will not te a dozen fish left in
either the river or lake in three years.
Very Hard ou lite Old Rent.
A widower 05 years of age. living in
Ohio, has a family of seven children und
a fortune of 850,(J00. Three of the chil
dren are aons grown to manhood. The
old gentleman having lived for some
time single, aud Iteiug still stalwart ami
hearty, desired to experience onoe more
that wedded felicity he once knew . He
paid attentions to a liuly living in the
neighborhood in so serious a manner as
to lead to the supposition that he intend
ed to marry her. To this the family
objected, and the auger of the sous be
came so excessive that they threatened
violence to the aged author of their being,
and watched carefully the office of the
proltatc judge to nee that he did not steal
a march on them by obtaining a license.
The old gentleman, with iKTsevi-rence,
got a license, and was married by a
squire of the township. But upon going
home with his wife, the sous met him at
tlie door, collared him and used him
otherwise roughly, and refused him ad
Their conduct wna HO violent, thnt he
concluded to yield temporarily, and vent
mid stayed at n neighlxir'a. The next
day he swore out a warrant against them,
and they were brought before a magis
trate, who bound them over to keep the
peace. While at the place of trial, they
could scarcely Ih> kept from iuaulting
the old gentleman in the very ptlrlieus of
the court No further steps have been
token yet.
HINODIO.- Hinging in the family adds
greatly to the interests of devotional ex
ercises, especially among children. It
makes the family altar and home circle
a pleasant place. The in Hnances of vocal
music of a social character have always
been very happy indeed. Show us the
family where good music is cultivated,
where the parents ami children are ac
customed often to mingle their voices
together in song, and we will show yon
'one, in almost every instance, where
pence, harmony and love prevail, ami
where the greater vices have no abiding
HHIC of imported cattle in Philadelphia,
Heifers sold at prices ranging "from $425
to 8275. A three-year-old cow brought
gißo. The whole lot, 19 iu number, was
sold, the bidding l>eing very spirited.
A Guernsey cow sold for $520, another
for $3510, and another, bought by Mr.
Winaor of Connecticut, for $3lO. pigs
and lxiors from the Prince Cfctiflort s
show at Windsor, England, sold from
SSO to S6O. Several ponies and fancy
dogs brought good prices.
A Mronre Case.
Judge Scudder, of the Now Jersey Bu
l>n'Uii' Court, at New llruuswiek, kiwi
■ U fore him oue of tlu< moat extraordinary
I'IUHW that the uunuU of crime in New
Jersey have ever borne on record. Mr.
Theodore WilletU, proprietor of the
Itrooklyn Opera House, and Mm Anna
! M. Yates, a kwly of weaitii, beauty, and
hitch social standing, appeared in court
iu< prisoners charged with Mtibordiuatiou
of murder. They were brought from
the jail U|MIII a motion by their counsel,
Mr. Strouic, for their releaae upon lil.
The person upon whose althlav it they
were arrested is James batter, who dur
i inic lust year WHS employed as a sort of
| valet by Mr. Samuel Whitehead, a re
s|eetxl ami wealthy citizen of Washing
ton, N. J. Mr. Whitehead i* the father
of Mm. Yutea, and the father-in-law of
Mr. Willutbi. 1 hitter's affidavit, made,
lie says, under the prompting* of his
iwuKtencn and the apprehension of
death, staU-s, that on or al*ut the first
of Julv, 1870, Mr. WtlWtta, Mm Willetts,
and >frs Yates iifftml hiiu SI,OOO and
a home for the remainder of his life
if he would serve them by killing his
employer. They suggested that he
shouhi "get tlie old man drunk" aud
huru the house with Mr. Whitehead in
it. Their reasons for having Mr. White
head put out of the way were unknown
to Hatter, but he sup|>o*ed it was for tlie
purjioee of soeuring his property. A
month later, liaxter say* he mode the
attempt, pouring oil npou the floor of
Mr. Whitehead's Itedrootu. After the
old geiitlemati lutd retired the house was
burned, but Mr. Whitehead oacapnd
through a window to the roof of a shed,
after he had la-en badly burned. On
another occasion h<- was requested by
Willetts aud Mm Yates to entice Mr.
Whitehead to the ltarn and tlieu kill
him, but this scheme fell through. He
was then hired to waylay Mr. Whitehead
and kill him, but this he did not dare to
do for fear he would be killed by an
other hired uian. Tkia is the sulottance
of Ilaxter'a affidavit The prisoners
deny it.
lu August of last year a paragraph
went the rounds of the New Jersey jxt
liers which said that Mr. Samuel White
icail, of Washington, had been bodly
burned" in his I**l at kit house, near the
briek-yords of which he was owner. It
was also stated that a servant threw some
rags saturated with keruaeue oil into the
room. The servant's motive was un
known, but the |Ntragraph said that it
was supposed to be uii account of a j>etty
It is currently reported that White
head's children, who are all wealthy,
have never been on good terms with him
r with each other. No longer ago tliau
last February, Samuel Whitehead, Jr.,
was fined £•> 1 for committing an assault
niton his brother-in-law, Mr Willetts,
who, he lielieved, was conspiring to gain
all of Whitehead senior's property.
Judge Scudder, njsm hearing the
arguments of counsel, decided to hold
the prisoners in 82.1*."0 each to amwrr
at the next term of court
Ilress Materials.
Drew materials for Spring and Summer
wear are in the soft, delicate, neutral
tints, which trim so prettily with a darker
shade. Among these is a new fabric
—a chene poplin, with inoltair finish,
twenty H-ight inches wide, and only '25
cents j>er ymrtl This chene poplin is in
all sluides and tints, and will trim neatly
with the material, making a v>-ry inex
js-iiMve dress for ordinary wear. Japan
ese serge and foulard ore composed of
silk aud wool.soft.and draping gracefully,
the serge having a twilled surface, and
the foulard plain, and tx>th are in the
mode, buff anil light blown tints so
fashionable, aud are sold from 81 to 81.25
|>er yard. Pongees are ligbt. glossy,
and of excellent quality in the gray
shades, at $1.25 pervard.
Plain mlf colorvx) cambrics, with a
strqie for a lionlering. are sold at 85cents
per yard, and figured lawns as low as 25.
llie buff liuen will be much used for
street wear, and tlie furnishing houses
display very stylish suits, the onlv ques
tion is, will the ruffles, folds, plaiting,
and edging look well after wasliiug. A
new fabric is called chamhertine, cum-
Siised of linen aud cotton, la is for
unimer suits, in delicate browu tints,
and not more than twenty inches wide,
but costing only 25 cent* s yard.
Irish poplins is Ike most desirable of
|Kiplins, as it has a heavy rep-like grw
grain silk, and is now aokl at 82 jx-r
yard. The French poplin* are not so
heavy, and vary in price from $1.25 to
8175. White repped pique will lie in
demand for suits, ss white is to be much
in vogue for wear st the seaside, and for
the street, and is held st from 4b to 70
cents a yard. — New York J'njter.
WEART or Ltr*.— l wonder that no
skillful doctor has ever thought it worth
his while to investigate how many pro
pie die annually, not in rousequeuee of
any disease to speak of, but merely l>e-
OHuae they an- tired of life ; liectmse out
of the tnnnoil, and tlie fret, and the
maddening excitement, and the sicken
ing suspense, they drop into the grave,
just an a man weary of the noise of some
great city thoroughfare, turns aside from
his fellows into the blessed quiet of some
unfrequented court or alley, to walk
there all alone. We cannot tell—they
eoukl not tell—why they do it; wo and
tliey ran only understand that, worn and
wearv with the business of existence,
and faint with tramping over life's stony
1 lavements, there comes a time when,
caving all memorv of past enjoyments
and all hojs's of pleasures to come, the
man or the woman deserts the beaten
tracks of life, and craves for nothing
better than to lie wrapped under the
green turf till the Judgment Day. Trav
elers who droop by the way, yon may
remark ; soldiers who fall out of rank,
are unworthy of the uniform they wear;
but, oh ! friemls, Jt is not given to every
one to l>car the scorching heat and the
biting cold, the blustering wind niul the
pelting rain, with snblime equanimity.
HAVTNO BOMEFUW.—In Pittsburg,Pa.,
two mischievous boys got alxtard a loco
motive, and reversing the engine, started
it along the track. Thov stuck gamely
to their posts until a fearful rato of siie<>d
was attained, and then, frightened, both
jumped safely off, and the engine and
teuder swept like a streak of lightning
through the long depot, and in coming
in contact with the bui|>ern or heavy
timlier-guards at the terminus of the
track, shivered them into splinters ami
broke the gate into fragments, Gaining
the wharf, the engine was somewhat
checked in its wild course toward the
river by a deep gutter, but it plowed its
way, to the great damage of cobble
stones, tome forty feet beyand the point
of escape from the roils, nnd there halted
with the wheels deeply imlwxlded in the
earth. The locomotive was somewhat
injured—the cow-catcher being com
pletely destroyed. Had the accident oc
curred during the business hours there
might have lieen loss of life attending
it. The lioys who caused all the trouble
were not to lie discovered after the acci
THE action of the Chicago Grand Jury
in discharging from custody P. A. Leon
ard, who was in prison for killing Dr.
8. E. Headland, his brother-in-law, some
weeks ago, lias created considerable
exeitement in that eity, and is generally
denounced by the Press.
The Huraea of Hew Tart.
The New Y'ork correapondeut of the
Troy 7Yfna* furnishes the following home
The entire value of horseflesh owned
here, including auiuinls of toil, cannot
be loss than two millions. The showy
turnouti iu the Central Park keep up a
spirited competition, and the Park has
done uiueh to create the present rage for
fine h<Mw, Every family tltat is ambi
tious of distinction must make a show
in the dashing array of equi|>ago*, and
our fast young men can uurdly pass a
half-hour'* chat without introducing the
feats of their 44 ponies." Charles Astor
limted has aaid that twenty yearn ago
there were but three really fine teams in
the city, tail at present you can count
them up uutil the list lieouwea weari
some. Hittoe 1810, the price (if uot the
value) of flue horses has increased four
fold. or as s merchant would aay, 4thl
|ier cent In 1858, 44 Flora Temple was
sold, and sueh was the popularity of the
famous more that slie brought what was
then considered the enormous sum of
£B,OOO ; but that looks smsil uow. Just
see how the figures advance. In 1802,
44 California Damsel" brought §II,OOO.
In 1804, Bonner astonished the world
byfjmyiug §13,500 for the Auburn horse.
But his subsequent prices were of a still
more astonishing character. In lbfifi,
be paid 825,000 for 44 Yonng Pocahon-
and the next year he wa* glad tu
become the owuer of 44 Dexter," even at
the round price of §33,000. Mr. Bon
ner had then over $120,000 invested in
oil animals, whose uncertain value may
W show ii by the fact that the Auburn
buns- died after an illness of a lew days,
a hile "Flora Temple" aan disabled by
an arcideut. The prices just mentioned
have no relatiou to precise value. Wlieu
rich men compete for anythiug, whether
it tie for a book, a picture, or a horae,
the value of money is not reckoned. Pos
session is their object, and this must be
obtained at wliatever price may be re
quired. It does uot make any differwuee
to Bonner bow much be pays for a horse.
He simply gives a piece of paper bear
ing some figures, signal with his name,
with the addition of a cancelled revenue
stamp. This is a very easy way to get a
horse, and whether the figures are larga
or small pi not of the slightest impor
tance, ao long as the animal be secured.
Indeed, the owner of 44 Dexter " made a
mistake in uot asking a higher price.
Commodore Vunderbill was desirous of
making the same purchase, and the fig
nrea might liave been §00,(100 instead of
833,000. Well, it would not have re
quired any more ink after all. From
§33,000 to' SIOO,OOO may aoern a large
step, and yet the latter price is demanded
for the famous 44 Hambletouian," whose
colts are now among the best trotter* in
the country.
A (A*DE>R*H ADVICR. —Always culti
vate with your evi* turned toward the
nearest market. T"his ought to be the
first rule for n farmer, for, without con
veniences to sell your products at fair
prices, and to get yoor manures easily
and cheap, farming will not pay well, if
it pava at all.
" ltnic early in the morning," and hare
vonr t-rrm on everything. A good start
u worth many an hour of labor through
the day."
Be your own overseer and foreman.
Yon are no longer an fndepaodetrf man
sa noon as there is an indispensable in
dividual upon your farm. Be ready to
Srt with the best, and to take his place.
tat will do away with exactions ami
lie kind, just, and fair, in dealing with
your hands; but " keen up your hedge*."
In other words, don't let others interfere
with your authority.
Let order be the farm's first law.
Disorder and neglect are very expen
Have your cattle gently trusted ; you
will save many a valuable animal, and
prevent many a sad accident.
Take core* of all the tools, and have
the best onea ; they are the cheapest
after all.
Don't neglect good advice, but do uot
accept it readily from every one ; ami,
chiefly, do uot consult your helps ; you
are sure to spoil them. Keep up your
authority, auyuow.
Keep a ledger of expeusr and profits ;
and. again, "rise early in the morn
ing." .
A Pretty Picture,
Ik Marvel, in his " Reveries of a Bach
elor," thuK prettily describes the <• boat
ing of the Miserere in the Statute Chapel
at Rome, in all probability to be, if it
is uot already, a thing of the j*t: "The
twelve candlesticks by the alter arc put
out oue bv one H the service progresses.
The sun liaa gone down, and only the
red glow of twilight steals into the win
dow*. There is a j>anae, and a brief
reading from a red-coated cardinal, and
all kneel down. Tlie sweet, mournful
flow of the miserere begins again—grow
ing in force and depth, till the whole
chapel sings, and the balcony of the
choir tremble* ; then it subsides again
into the long, soft wail of a single voioe
—so prolonged —so tremulous—and so
real, that the heart aches, and the
start—for Christ is dead ! lingering
yet, the wail dies, uot wholly, but just
its it seemed expiriug, it is caught np by
auotlicr and stronger voice that carries
it on, plaintive iu ever ; uor doe* it stop
with this—for, just as you looked for al
ienee, three voices more begin the laineut
—wweet, touching, mournful voices,
and hear it up to a full cry, when tlie
whole choir catch its burden, and make
the lament change into the wailing* of a
multitude—wild, shrill, hoarse—with
soft chants intervening, a* if agony had
given foroe to auguish. Then, sweetly,
slowly, voice by voice, note by note, the
waitings sink into the low, tender moan
of a single singer faltering, tremulous,
as if fear checked its utterance, and
swelling out as if de*]Mur sustained it."
DINNER DRESSES are mode this season
with a deuii-train, the ftill and court train
Wing reserved more particularly for
reception and evening toilets. We were
shown an elegant dress of pure Irish
poplin, in color an English violet, which
merits description. Two bias ruffles six
inches deep trim the underskirt The
lower ruffle in lox plaits ; the upper
gathered, headed by a bios band and two
narrow standing ruffles. The front
breadth ia trimmed en tnblier in the
same manner. The overnkirt is long and
open in front, trimrawl with one ruffle,
lioAded by a bias lnud and two narrow
ilutiiigs. The basque has n ruffle and
fringe around the edge. The neck ia
miuare and tilled in with elaborate pnfls
of Valenciennes lacc. Flowing alaevea
with a ruffle and lace.
for a sermon 011 simplicity is contained
in the remark of a little girl of ten years
of nge : " Mamma aays that my sea
side trousseau will cost twelve hundred
dollars !" The child who at ten is thus
fitted up for fusbiouablolife, and thinks
enough alxint it tc speak of it in such a
way, will, at twenty, require ten times
that sum to conceal her loss of freshness
and simplicity.
THIRTEEN gold bars, a portion of the
treasure stolen from the Santa Martha
mail, have been recovered. The twelve
robbers worn saptursd, bat one aiuce
| esssped.
If boys can parse sentences easily a*
school, it does not follow that they wil'
make good judges.
Incident* In Pari*.
The Paris oumwpoudeui of the London
Timet, tells these stories :
There is something passing strange in
the aspect of familiar (daces In Paris. In
the Place Vendoine ore gathered the
< lenerals of the Revolution. A ''dntAooe
•like" of pavtug stones at tmch end gives
the ulaoe the look of • sheep part U* Gal
loway. At the place w Item a sheep might
go in a black auxxhl gtut peej* out,
and those who go in first find strung*
figures sauntering about A fat abop
kcoper iu full rig, a long-haired bony
Republican, a man with a elub-fout, one
with a hunch on his hart, soMWa, sail
ors, tinker*, tailors, gnarda, and black
guards of every sort and loud are there
looking and chatting and playing at
lU-volutiun with the most perfect sosy
froid aud good humor.
At lite Hotel de Vdle is another set af I
ilryatone dikes, and a large flock of aa
iM<ns in another park, guarded by good
humored sentries. 44 Citixeu, where go
you f" said tme. "Citiarn, nowhere; I
Haiiuter." ' Then citiseil, 1 beg yon to
retire, for I have here many priwotier#
and no one must pass this way. Bui if
you earnestly desire to glance tn —"
44 No, ctttxeu, by no means ; I wookl not
•bwire to break the orders. I will go
round." "I have thehomw." ttalotcs
halo. And ao on the ramparts. "CStazi u,
one does nig u.ounL" 44 But here i* A
psss from the Commune. lam not an
enemy." " Enemy or friend, you can
not mount lure. Bat if you w f*h tooast
an eye-" "Thank yon, rm," and up
yon go. "How sad It idf la!" 44 Ah!
yea I have been here for three day*.
And thai semi to be the burden of the
song. 44 It is very sad," with a silent
thought of '* I wish I were out of ii, stfe
at home, and hard at work."
44 These Parisian*," said oue of them,
44 have the idea tlsst they are able to
conquer Prussia ; that they are able to
conquer the arniv ; that the artny it with
them ; thai they haw but todednre and
all the world will follow ttirtn ; that they
have an army waiting to rise in Italy,
one in Ixmdon, aud one in Germany ;
that proves that tliey have something in
the bead" (rajw his forehead) hew.—
These poor devils marched out to Ver
sailtes jiast Mount Valerifn. and tiirn
Y'alerien cut their column in half and
spared them." 4 'Crimen,"said abhwrne,
••the Line aw lorn*, but do you know
bow they are treated 'I They are formed
to marrh first, and the yovltrmt* march
after them with their revolvers, aud
make them fire upon nw, the cusirti r
To me it seem* that a lot of enthnsias
tics, wko quarrel and have no plan, have
roused a set of ignorant men, who drive
the unwilling to join in morcluug and
countermarching, drumming and shoot
ing, while all the idle vagabonds and
ruined and broken men of this great city
* well the crowd and the army of Paris to
gaiu the jmr and the play of playing at
soldier* behind the ramparts
PiucrxKDio TOR HUU-ORTCR. —The
London (W( tells about the
very curious mode of fattening for the
imperial harem prartteed in Moeoooo.
i You take a voting damarl of about 14,
with a tendency to obesity—few Moor
eaquc girls are destitute of such a ten
dency and you shut her up in a room
of which the windows are carefully dark
ened by heavy curtains of green silk.
You cause your pin win young damsel to
ut cross-legged on a divan,and tbeu.hav
ing by your ride a bowl full of HMMMUM,
or moistened meal rolled into balls, you
cram her during a certain number of'
hours every day with aa many of these
balls aa she can conveniently swallow. \
Well crammed, the Emperor of Morocco i
will pay an exceedingly haadaome price
for her. That nothing may interfere
with the dne conduct of the fattening
process, n block nurse stands behind the
incipient favorite with a matrtmX, or big
stick, much used in Moorish domestic
economy ; and, if the patient manifests,
anv reluctance to swallow the balls of
a.MffluMvs she is immediately and un
mercifully thrashed.
Ho* TO HAXIOJE ORX*. —The follow
ing rules should he olwcrved when you
take a gun iuto your hand : Whenever
von take a gun into vour hand*, inquire
ait ia loaded. Khoiild there he no per
son to answer you. if the gnu is a mot
tle loader, place the tmtt on the ground
outside the left foot, ha vine previously
fixed the hammer at half cock, and hold
ing the muzzle in a forward direction,
deer of your person, draw the ramrod
and insert it gently in the barrel. If
there ia a charge in' it, you will feel the
thud of the ramrod upon it. while the
rod'a npper end will project about three
fingers' breadth above the muzzle.
Should the piece not be loaded, tlie ram
rod will sink right down aud the broad
metal end will soon announce the empty
barrel by the tap against the breech
plug. Never handle a loaded gun ex
cept for the purpose of discharging it {
and never at any time, either in jest or
earnest, point a "gun loaded or unloaded,
at any liviug thing you don't deliberately
intend to kul.
A VKXKRABI.B Tvio.--The IsdmnoO
(Tenn.) Her<M says that there ia a man
named William L. Harry employed as a
compositor in the office of that paper,
who completed tlie ninety-first year of
his age on the Kith of March. Ou
the day before and the day after his
birthday, tlie old gentleman did a full
day's work. He is at his rase promptly
at "seven o'clock, and put* up his six !
thousand a day without trouble. There
is no i>ecuniary ueceraity for his labor
ing at all, and "he seta type purely from
love of tlie art which he has followed so
long. He commenced to set type iu
17'JH seventy-three years ago -and lias
continued at the business ever since.
The venerable gentleman is still lisle
and heurty. He is held in high esteem
bv the proprietors ami attaches of tlie
•' How BAD Yoo no Loo* I"—Don't
any that Why not give the poor, sickly
on* an encouraging word, instead ? It
will be far better. Yon may be startled
to find your friend, or your neighbor, or
some stranger whom you meet, looking
so ill But don't show yoor surprise ;
keep your self-possession, and do not at
tempt to express syraimthy by telling
him he looks "poorly," or "terribly,
or "shockingly." I Hie such word is
sometimes enough to topple over all a
poor fellow's courage and leave him shiv
ering in depths of despondency. Speak
cheerfully always to the sick. Look at
the 1 letter side. Keep up their hojie by
leading them to see now well they are,
rather than how sick they are.
How THEY DO IT.— At midnight the
census of Great Britain is taken. A list
for that purpose is carefully prepared
nnd distributed to every bouse and lodg
ing in the kingdom, mid the blanks are
to be correctly filled for every person
sleeping under the roof on the night
specified. A penalty uf thirty-five dollars
for any misstatement, and-the inconven
ience and annoyance sf appearing before
two justices of the peace and being con
victed of a willful misstatement of age or
any other particulars, insures general
THE Amerieau Steamship Company
advertise for proposals to build four first
class iron steamships, to be of from
8,000 to 3,350 tons burthen ; the bids to
be opened on the Ist of August.
TKHMB : Two Dollars ft Yoar, in Advance.
A Nwu la Coart.
A California paper gives iu the eloain#
scene in the trial of Laura Fair, for
murder ft a*ya:
At * (/dork the jury sent word to the
' Htwriff that <b*T had agreed upon a ver
diet Judge Dwindle waa notified of
the facte, and assembled the court The
jury entered. Mra. Fair still kept her
ufiei bowed, bat bar little deug uter, who
imagined she read the doom of br
aottur ia their face* which the *eaaned
5 eloaelj, broke out into a wailed narrow.
The mother r-augkt ln-r, and held her to
tier boaom. Thai tonehing acene k*J ita
■•fleet a poo ovary one preeent which was
luanift *ted by the inoiat eyea of the
' spectators
Judge Dwinella gave order* for the
preservation of utrict aileoec, with the
| injunction that if any one should attempt
f disorder he must be on the instant token
into custody. The derk of the court
than mid: •• (tautit-mao of the toy,
, bave yon agreed a|x a verdict *" Mr.
. Ji. F titerett, the fore man, replied : "We
have." Tbe derk demanded t "What
ay you gt utii-men of the jury ?—do yon
And the prisoner at the bar guilty, ar nut
guilty V r The foreman answered: "We
and 'the priaoucr guilty, aa charged in:
the indictment."
Aa mav well be iinagiued this an
iiouuceuH'ut created a deep sensation. ■
The daughter of Mr* Fair wept loud
aid bitterly, which created a proton ud
sympathy in her In-half. Several of the
jurors ware affected to isata. showing
that they had discharged their duty under
I a profound aeuae of Ha obligation* irra
• apiectivs of ppbk opinion and of count'
queues* to themselves Tbe court
ordered tto ctork to withhold aa entry
of the verdict for the nrmcnt, and ad
drewung himself to Mr. C wk, counsel lor
' the defence, said : * As I cannot addreaa
! the jury verbally I shall reduce my
•marge "to writing." After listing Ijcbu
employed in writing for a lew miswtoe
Judge Dwindle wad aa follows : •' Gen
tlemen of the Jury : Vou were loatructed
lin your verdict, if you omivictod the
' prisoner, whether sue waa guilty of
murder iu the find degree, or if guilty of
manslaughter. The Qui repeated the
language of the judge to the jury. Mr.
Mterett, foreman : "We have agreed and
find the prisoner guilty of murder in the
: first degree."
At tbia stage of the proceedings aa
. affecting scene took place between Mr*
Fair sad her daughter. The latter wept
I piteoualy, and the mother—for the lid
time during the trying onlaal—exhibited
the weakiows proper to the time, the oc
casion, and ber sex.
j Tbe mother and daughter attempted to
, outer the jail with Mr* Fair, but wen
prevented by Jailor Kelley. Mm. Fair
appealed to him to let her child go with
: her. The jailor informed her that it waa
imnoaaihle. His order and his duty re
•mired him to prevent the entranoe ot
both her child and mother. The jailor
.tavern that Mr* Fair is confident she
j wtil neither be banged nor sent to the
State Prison. On whet her faith to the
contrary ia baaed ia known only to her
self ; but the conjecture ia that she robes
1 Upon the ingenuity of her BiiUHtal and
the "quips and quirks" of the law to
effect her release,
I - • • - i!; ; {
Lars or Mowtto*. -Osliforoia papers
com plain of the lack ot moisture in their
i vicinity. One journal remarks that ** it
is most unfortunate that after each one
, of our late rains a ' Norther' seta in and
usee up all the surface moisture at once.
! Tbe north wind that prevailed about ten
•lays ago was very damaging In it* effects.
One gentleman noted the loss of about
forty cypress trees in his garden m Al
ameda county, the shrub* drying up and
turning red within twenty-four hour*
i Yesterday the wind waa very strong on
the other side of the bey. In nam
{daces rviee bushes in blossom withered,
and small plant* fell under this rapid ex
haustion of moisture. The gram became
crisp, paper upon walls in bouses snap
ped, and the horrible defeating wind
threatened to make a deeert of the garden,.
Under ita blasting effect, a greet deal of
small fruit just net fell to the ground.
But it* worst effect* war* upon green
field* and pasture* Thus tar the north
winds bave licked up one-half of all the,
surface moisture produced by late ruins.
The moee sanguine are looking for sea
sonable shower* during the month of
May, and with thee* Indie** that good j
j crops will be secured." . j
Tat Hon or Boons.—The Am*rioam
l}nikkrms* In determining what shall
be the air* of room* in a house, there ia
out- Kttk> Hem which it would always be
well to consider. Mating aa it does, both
to future convenience and wmy.
This ia to mahe the *nrfae.> of the floor
contain a certain number of yarda. Cat*
pet merchants angaptaiu of the trouble
caused by the almost universal neglect of
this simple precaution, and customers
complain of the expense, which, in mntty
cases, is only the result of their own
carelessness. Even where it is not poaai
ble to make a door to contain even yards,
it can be made to have no fractional
part* of feat; and yet this ia not always
done. It ia not a mailer of the utmost
iiuporUaot 1 * but it ia one certain!jr
worthy of consideration in fixing the di
mensions of rooms to make them of a
size to secure economy in carpeting.
VERT PHOBAHUL— The Bridgeport
F.irmar tells a remarkable story in regard
to what, not many yearn ago. would have
been considered a miracle. It says that
in the "old Division street graveyard"
at Bridgeport there a marble dab
marking the grave of Robert Linus
Backus who died on the 10th of Febrn
arr, 18M. aged 12 years and 9 months.
On the reverse Of the stone is a stain
whioh represents a woman grasping a
club with which die a in the actof strik
ing ; all attempts to obliterate the stain
by scraping are ineffectual, and '* we are
told" that this is the fifth stone which
has marked the spot, the preceding ones
having been removed on account of their
inveterate tendency to represent the
same aoeue. The legend ounnectad with
this gingilar circumstance is that the
child was killed by its mother.
HK MBKITH SVOCKBS.— The auccesful
photographer's appeal to the baby i "Hi
yi ! [begius to dance] Howdy dowdy !
Ding-a-ling-ling! Whoopee ! [Throws
up his ! Yon ! Yon ! Bah
tih-h-h ! [Soowls horribly. 1 See, here !
There 1 there ! there ! thing, ehung !
Ratty tat 1 tat! tat! [Demonical grin. I
Testy-teety 1 Diddle ! diddle ! diddle 1
800 ! 800 1 800 ! Oh, now 1 Look
here! here! Dad ! dad ! dad ! Sngar !
sngar ! sngar ! sugar ! Rickety-riekety
riekety 1 Dnm ! Bum ! Bam ! Ah-an
ah ! There ! Uiere !" [Rag falls. Artist
perspires. Momma delighted.]—Louis
riiie Courier-Journal.
How TO TKLL THEM —The new lwgus
five cent uiekels, of Which there is a large
number in circulation, nan be detected
by au inspection of the motto, '* In God
we trust," which is mash larger in the
counterfeit than the genuine. f , The yel
low color of the counterfeit, caused by
the presence of zinc, is also easily notice
WHISKY MAKING. —There are 306 grain
distilleries in the country, and they can
make 210,283 gallons a day. Add the
molasses distilleries, and there is a pro
duction of 216,354 gallons. The con
sumption is 230,000 gallons per day, or
16,000 gallons more than is produced.
Tim Kb:** bin jpolm?
Qftawahbwie tetl tad sartM qnM* j v.
The nnx*rin*twfti£h!> ss*w .task
mis dqiaiy Wwit i
And curfeweleeks, with sMwenrto stroke,
<S6P to t?M> rti 6t test.
Us. IL ttjto* m-I JI ,■ -..% lir, , ,j-t A^.lla
r rnvn nuivw ikrikhp •wo wimmu •hum
Ttui rrif-krt Aat rhi rfi fUMFvIUMkBt ItTl !
A-iHP s-emaugft
Tt* Idee eon* p, with tMfttetott*
Through all the loamy * i;
His whirling wheel h nuller stops-.
Ttie swilia Ms eikmt envtt learse;
His ringing Jotawr Jteffc- 8
Nc more Ot* www* weave*;
His hated auto the psdrfler preps
Beneath the tevsrw swww. |Jg
A lWLhMh,a toauqeH tal.
As g the weeMftr wrk * <*r
Wts lifted ot, sodTWt IS calm,
Bsrvadss the iwlel tftr;
A sense ss of* abent peshw.
A fMiioff ss of prayer-
Por nmr theuteht. wHhee<Way.
fteeSM l**rfnMhee leedsr dove,
WhUs the bust houiw •Jfftebwdey
Whet In (tie homes ef love,
An* (he wm MatAeth *wae the wey
To holier baesee above.
0l hulpaeefl! etaeeheor below
How fktardaye an oei* at heiA~-
And oet of asrihly peia and woe
OodtaoSTwi I -"thai weyet may know
Tbe Hr,hhaths if the litest!
NO. 20.
!■ 11* "
■"** Fftria and Tande*.
A tdornvr say* the only good Indian
is a <Ud Indian.
The th* presiding oflleflts of the
now (foruum Parliament new all nuttona
liberal* r
It is pfoof of an economical dispoaition
ifayonngferifo Mdulgc* in tight-lacing
to prevent wiuat-fnlnmaf
Thoogh n boost of bolduig the
rein* me women genowflgf. •hem
which way they moat drive.
Beery house to lot within twenty
eatim of Now York is advertised ; "Fif
teen minutes from the ferry." . ,
Baw cranl*rrt will Wench a tmninnoa
none ; proridnd raw whiskey tan't oon
tibucd on an illuminating agent
There landed in Canndn last year flfl,-
Olf iuunigmnt* of whom (2.0T0 after
ward left tor the United States
long aaahes are to he worn Ifakj sum
mer. the bow to he made anted nod ends
to rwwk to the bottom nf the dwn*
A Providence, M L, puper of
the tedte* spie-aring on the etesete " like
animated figment, of 1i1t... I r*in
bowu." ;
A young Samm mecheuie at Cbem
uita has perfected the neeib-gtm
that it ma now be fired twenty tomes a
Said A&ert Wrna* "It is by the
thulv quiet acta of our Uvea that good is
done, and not bye few grout *pa*modic
Tbe coat of a marriage boll of flowers
. (..• • >uUiii K<dhaß ia fmm rift to
< fur • WMKung m •
; *-ventv-fiv<- dollars, according to toe
j season at toe y sr.
i M L. SeJHvaa. who owns the whole
<ct Hullirmu Township, to Ford Oounty,
IDtoou. W fifty-five Imim ploughing
hi# " Cam ** tort
| There to * fift to Old Lyme, Coa
j oectirni. who, by working • forty-***
(arm, be* given a liberal edueatiou to
j her two brottiew and throe sister*.
Young ladies, to bowing this season,
incline the hodv foiwul torn toe waist.
This to for acq taunt *>•*. to friend*, a
low inclination of toe bead rwyfe
Po-tum-pi-ho-ga, an Indian chief near
Chevmnte, teW * doMfer he wee only
lurtv reua old, had token two hundred
snips, and had toe delirium tcscncns
fifteen tones.
Colonel Ban James haa introduced
into the penitentiary oner whack ha
praudce in Louisiana, a new regulation.
H- rmftex all priaonera are to be waabed
before ironed.
The Grand laty of Clueago, toitod to
find an indictment against P. A. leoa
ird for the kilting of Dr. Swmlnd, hi*
hrotber-in-taw, and he waa discharged
from autoif.
Ere was the only wwaan who never
threatened to go and live with Mima.
And Adam wm the only nan who never
tantalised hie-wife about "toe way
mother need fo cook."
Baa IriadMt, wheee am *i tart coin
hitherto has been a five cent piece, ia
now anxious for penniea. two cents, and
three rent pieces, and the Twwewnr is
arrangements to distribute them
A Scotchman's defSmtton <tf metaphys
ics: '• When toe folks wha listen touts
ken the meaning o' what they hear, and
when the moa who apeak* dinna ken
what he means his ainael'—that a meta
iFF gr f ; ';-
According to Buropeaa tnedhwl sta
tlintri — toe diKttae of stays ha* diminished
the annual mortality among females 18
per cent., and since the introduction of
chignons, brain fevers haw increased
7s| percent
It iaa't everybody who can have his
boota token ofl by a streak of lightning:
but a Rhode Island man enjoyed that
singular experience when his house was
struck, the other day. and be still lives
to boast of IL
To cure the ringworm, take one ounce
of spermaceti ointment, one ounce of
tar ointment, and three drachma of pow
dered angoetura bark, and mix well in a
mortar; then epplv the compound to
the parts affected.
Two ladies of Mobile have a standing
wager, based upon the claims of their
respective husband* to superior ugßnees.
Both gentlemen are ao extremely ill
favored that no outsider can be found to
decide the question.
A new etam of thieves, called " sec
ond story thieves,- are operating suc
cemfully in eome of oar cities. They
climb on trellises or cm the roofs of
piazza*, and gain access to the apart
ments they wish to visit.
A new style of round hat and hornet
is made of knan and oottoo braid, and
resembles leghorn so doedy that it can
hardlv be detected. The only trouble
is that sua or damp takes the stifltaesa
out snd renders it good for nothing..
The peculiar effect of fear is exempli
fied in the fact that a woman having toed
auddenUy in Montgomery county. Pa.,
a hired man in the house was ao afraid
that he might be accused of murdering
her. that he hanged himself in the barn.
One of Darwin's strongest argument*
in favor of his theory that man is a de
scendant of the monkey, is that monkey
always part their hair in the middle, It
ia a noticeable fact, however, that mon
keys have quit it since it has become
fashionable among certain men.
Girls always love those boys best who
are the kindest, best natwrod, most con
siderate and "man-like" in their be
havior : mid who are not coarse, profane,
and loaferish in their talk. The boys
who are by their school or playmates
loved the most, make the best men.
It is mid that bleeding from a wound,
on man or beaat, may be stopped by a
mixture of wheat floor aud common salt,
in equal parte, hound with a cloth. If the
bleeding be profuse, use a large quantity,
S from one to three pints. It may be
on for hours, or even days, if
A little dissolved alum is very effective
in clearing mnddy water. If thrown in
to a tub of soap-snds, the soap, curdled
and accompanied by the mnddy parti
cles, sinks to the bottom, leaving the
water above clear and pure. In times
of scarcity of water this may be used
u second time for washing clothes.
A little four-year old remarked to her
mamma on going to bed, "I am not
afraid of the dark." "No, of course you
are not," i-plied her mamma, "for it
can't hurt you." "But mamma, I was
a little afraid onoe, when I went into the
pantry to get a oookie." " What were
von afraid of P" asked her mamma, "I
was afraid I couldn't find the cookies."
The Corrected Census.
The census bureau has computed the
approximate population of the. several
States and Territories. The following
are the figures for the New England
Vain* 636,436 I *#sdtiett, .1,457, J
We* Hampakirr. .616,300 Rhode Inland SWJ66
Vermont 3,M5 ! OotUMrrtieut .Jrtirtg
The population of some of the larger
States is as follows :
We* York 4 374,7(0 | Okie 3*66,913
1reaay1Trta...3,439.6011 lllinoie H66.406