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Mooreii m and Nobles Block, at the co or el /lain
Ind Pine streets, over J. F. Gbrse i Boot sod
-thou store. = lts circulation Is over . As an
. tdeertisinn medium it is unexcelle4l . ln lie im
teethate net 1. .
ATT01221EY.5..4 T-LA IV.
rt_LEVELINI) 51c(itiV RN. j. Cfrr , land
N./ WA. .1/.•r: , ...rrn). Can Vitt, Bracitiiiii Culla ty
l'a, All bus:ness entrusted to clieir earn iu
Western lir nlinsd re,:ci • e prouipt-uttentiuu.
L 21111'1! !i I 1.1.15, • Attoruey9-at-Law• Oftie
i.ti•r j.".% 411 C..
(NALIPI.% .1. , (Mice lu Woud's Block, anutb
V First •Ativaial ii4/14., up •taire. June
I,II.QBREE (.1": C Elsbree and L Eltbrre;
.J Uiltrc Lu :11orcur Block. Park St. may 14.78
ovEirros (..11•nfil Peck and D A Oar
L tmal, oak., over Hill's Market • 419-'79
rAVEitTON (E Overtes and Jr ha
P'Supilmrsf , ei (Mice in Adams Block.inlyVit
; 0 c o ov.•r Da4iesi Stu t re
A. upril 14.76
d E.' W. OM ea NI i's Block
~I ILI. I
(:),1::••;C1IAN k HALL: (W r Davies.
wii i, u...• -an. L M Office iu rest
E hard ii. i . utranceou Poplar St. (je12,76
'a t F:1:t ; IN EY - A. Solicitor :of Patents.
/JCL attontiop paid to 'business in
tlrpinin,' ("ours and to thq settlement Of estates.
1111.. e. in I NloutanVes Block 49-79
It c YOUKCi. (1. MC/ heron and
W: I. Young.) Office south sidooilieretir's
lAA clr. 'tab I. 14•
WI.ItMIi..ANOLE k. BUFFINGTON. FU N
Williams, E J Angle and .4 D 'Ougington).
w,a4t side Main !street, two doors north
61" Argns-otlioe. All tiasinesa entrusted totheir
care will ree •ive prompt Attention. oet ?Cr:
- T - AmEs IL ,tsD &DIN' W. CODDING, Attor
p) ueys and Counsellors-at-Law. 'Mee in the
Mercur Block; over C. T. Kirby.'s Drug Store:
July 3, tf.
SENEY. J. P. AttorneHat-Law. Office in
Moutanye's Block; Main Street.
rrilloMl'SoN, W. If and E. A. fAiturneys-at
.J. Law, Tosauda. l'a. (Mice in ilieremr Block,
..e..r C. T. Kirby's Drug Store, entrance ou - Maiu
street tir4t stairway north of l'ostptllge. All
busmess prt.wiltly attended to. iittecial Uteri.
gi%-n to Matins against the UnitetTritates
Inanities, Patents, , 'and to
Mk:moms and settlement of decedent's es :atm , .
April '2l. ly
HENRY 13: KBEAN,
Solicitor of Patents. Government_ claims at.
ttolt.Li to. ' ilGfebS2
PIIrSICANS AND S.7IiCEDNS.
TOIINSON. T. D., M.D. Omco over Dr. ft. C
rorters'a Drug Store. , feb 12014
NTEATON. Drd .D. N. P.O. OtfceatDwolliaß
un itiver street, corner Weston st. fel) t 2,77
Lr Ain), C. E.. 51. D. °M — C, lilt door above old
bauk building. ou Main street.( Spacial at
b,ation given to didoaara oL ,ttio throat and
WirooDBURN, 9.11., M.D. office and rest
th,nee. Main street. north ot 211.E.Chureh.
Medieal Examiner fr.r Pension. Dr •••srtment. .
11011.11 - -sfE. E. D.. 1.D.1 Office over 31 mtsnye T a
- A. st4e. .oifice hours from 10 '1 2 A.m. and
fr”ln 2 to 4 p. y. Special attention given to
indeasch of the Eye. and Diseased of the. Ear.
TOWNER. 11. 1., .
I:clii.lence and orlica Just north"of Dr; Corbon's
Ma..n street, Atbeua. Pa.
Tv:say HOUSE Main • 1., next center south
4 -- 1 - of Bridge street: 'New bona.). and uew
furniture throughout. The proprietor.` bal
%pared neither pains or expense in mating his
la otel tirst-class and respectfully solicits a- share
vstrousgd. Meals .4, all noun. Torras
tt , asonablo. Large Eitable'attlehed.
'mart , • WM. HENRY.
WATKINS POST. : NO: CS. 13'. A. 8.. Meets
every Stirday evening. at Military Hall.
OEO. V. MYER, Costmanikr.
J. __ I___. Kirrntnon, A4jutanl. ' . 'teb 7. 79
CILYSTAL LO 'GE, NO. 57. Meet, 'at E. of P.
Hall eve Monday evening rat 7:30. In.
ourance 52.00. Pendia. $3.00 pervreek.„ Aver
age - aunual ,' pears experlence«sll. N„
I • JEssE MIT A% Re Porter.
E. Piracy:, Dictator. ~•=v fob 22.78
BItAPFO4.D LODGE. N 0.167. 1.0. Q. F. Meet
+-a in 044 Fellow's Hall. even , Monday evening
at 7 o'clock. ' We gre HILL. Noble Gnind.
j Quo' 1:1,75
!roust: Asn SIGN PAINTING
oST. F. E. No. 32 Second street' All orders
receive prompt attention. June 12.75
p.i'SQUEUANNA . COILLIIIATE INSTITUTE.
The SPRING TERM. will begin 3londay,
rot catalogue or other. infor•
aativn, address or call on the Principal:
EDWIN E. QUINI.AN. A. M.
:uly i 9.78
PLUMBER AND GAB FITTER
V'II.LIA.IIS. EDWARD. - Practical Plumber
and Gas Fitter. Place of business in Nor
co!. Moct next door to Journal office opposite
Public Square. Plumbing. -Gas Pitting. R,epair.
og Poulos of all duds , cud all kilids of Gearing
r..mptly attended to. All wanting work in hiall
s'uould give him a mil. only 27,77;-
, sELL. 0. 8, general Insurance Agency,
Towanda. Pr . Otrico in Whitcomb's Book
3t•a r ,
And had One of His
25 CENT DINNERS
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• ,•.‘ •
•k • 1
) 11 4.-- 4 r .k
• - •
ic • - . I
Double Store. Double Stick.'
N 04 . 11 AND 2 BM Min SE.
Is now open in his Mammoth Double Store with
s hill, fresh and tomplete - stockkof fashionable
Spring and Ammer
Hats; Caps,e, Trunks,
Suits :of all Grades for
Men,, Boys, Ypuths
Our rents* have been obtained on the s
favotsble terms, and our ctirrent eipensea re
duced to the:lowest possible,Tminimnm, wo pro
pose to give obr customers the benefit of these
Reductions by putting our pricesot Lower Fig
ures than any other Clothing Howie in ToWanda.
We invite • careful .examinatioti jot our stock
and prices, whether wishitig to buy or hot. We
can satisfy the closest buyer of the truth of
what we say.
Call and we will sitisfy you.
A. Remember. Noe. i and -2, Bridge Street
1. K. BUSH.
Tewanaa, Pa., April 10. 082, yr ,
TRO7 - 1 PA.
, 1 • •••
We keep on band cpustantly for buytlers.
LIME, HAIR; BRICK, LATH, 1
SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS, !
BLINDS, SHEETING PAPER, '1
'PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,. "
:WAGON MAKER'S SUPPLIES
Fellows, Spokes, Hubbs, Thins, Poles
- Carriage, Trimmings.
Alio a fail line afghan and Heavy Hardware, and
a full line of
Carriages, Platform and Lumber Wagons,
Made by us with skilled workmen, and warranted
in every particular.
BEARDS 3 L4O,4k,G.PALDEIG,
I Troy. April 0-1 y A
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER
Alfred J; Puryis,
All work in Ids line done well and prOn6tly it
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Parties having volumes incomplete will be fur
nished with any missing number. at coat price.
All orders given to J. J. Scanlan, Agent for
Bradford County. will be protoptly executed so
cording to directions. • spl-tf -
Ono,. L.; It S
Now occupies Me Corner gt:ore opposite' Dr. U
C.lPorter'■ Drug Store. Main Stebet f '
vtith a large 'stock of.
OF THE BEST QUALITY
Mr. ROSS has A oTIIEn Srons ON Dumas STIIEET
J. L. Schoonover is clerk. , The two stores are
connected by Telephone. Mr. Ron can now feel
satisfied that be can give the . •
BEST GObDS FOR Tii* LEAST MONEY
Hls enierien o enables him to select the bes
goods. which helm bound to sell at a LOW YiliCE
You can always) get a bargain if you
BUY YOUR GROCERIES fief ROSS'S
All goods delivered in ,the Borough FREE.
FARMERS will do well to call with their Produce
and get the CASII.' 20spra2-ly.
to be found at the OLD grici.i.D
Next itoor to Dr. H. C. Porter's Drug Store -
A FDLL:LIN '
FINWAMERJCAN AND SWISS
STtR6NG SILVER AND
SPECTACLES & E E,?,GiLASSES;
1.4 0:C K 8,, -
FROM I TIIE'CIIZAPEST TO ITIIE BEST.
li' ALL OP yrn
LOWEST icu WILL t LD 'A7 Tim
VERY - PRICES,
Clocks, Watches and Jewelry promptly repaired
by an experienced and competent werkman.
11 :.;: 7-1 - 2 ,' . .J" . -."-
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WE MEAN BUSINESS.
PAPER RULER, &c
No. 131 GeneSsee street,
UTICA, N. Yl ,j;
FINE PLATED WARE,
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Malaria is an •almost in
describable malady which
not even the most talented
physicians are; able to fath
om. Its cause is most fre- ,
quently ascribed to local
surroundings, and there is.
very little question, but this
opinicin is substantiated by
facts. Malaria does not nec
essarily mean chills and
fever while these troubles
usually • accompany It It
,oftenaffects thesufferer with
generai lassitude, accom
panied byl oss of appetite,
sleeplessne s, a tired feeling
and a. high fever, the per-
son afflicted growing weak- -
1 'er and weaker, lbses flesh
day after day, until he
comes a niere skeleton, a
1 shadow . .. of his fotrner self.
Itralaria once-h a ving laid its
hold upon the hittnan frame, Lii,
door of the system is thrown open
to nervous diseases. The body
weak and enfeebled absorbs no
nourishment, but subsisting upon
itself, the digestive organs no
longer perform their functions;
the liver becomes torpid and other
organs failing to do their routine
work, speedilybecome disordered
and dissolution and death are apt
_ to ensue.
In addition to being a certain cure
for malaria and chill% and fever, .
BROWN'S IRON .BITTERS is highly
recommended for all diseases requir
ing a certain and efficient tonic; es.
inittent fevers, want of,appetite,loss ,
• of strength, lack of energy, etc.
- Enriches the blood, strengthens the
muscles, and gives new life to the
nerves. Acts like a charm on the
digestive organs. It is for sale by
all respectable dealers in medicines,
price, $s per bottle .
Be sure and get the genuine
BROWN'S IRON BITTERS.
Take no other.
NATI4AN I T,IDD,
PITTSTeisI, WILK iSBAIiR
FOOT or PINE STREET. NEAR fIOOTCT 110VE,
i LOWNST I'RIORS FOR - CASII: - 641 2
I The patronage oral) , old, friends and the pull
'euerally Is solicited. %top:,
'Nothing Short of Unmistakable
Conferred upon tens of th'Ousands of
sufferers could• originate aud maintain
the ,reputation '. which .AlrEit'S v
enjoys. is a compound of
the best vegetable alteratives, with the
lodides of Potassium and . , Iron, —all
powerful, blood-making, blood-cleansing
and life-sustaining—anti Is the most
of of all remedies for' scrofu
lous, mercurial, or,blood disorders.
Uniformly successful end certain, it
produces rapid' and complete cures of
Scrofula, Sores, .Boils, Humors, Pitn.
pies, Eruptions, Skin Diseases and all
,disorders arising from impurity of the
- blood. By its invigorating effects it
always relieves and often cures Liver
Complaints, Female Weaknesses .and
Irregularities, and is a potent renewer
of waning vitality. For purifying the
blood it tuts no equal. It tones up the
system, restores and preserves the
hcalthf.and' imparts vigor and energy.
For forty years it has been in extensive
use, and is ,to-day the most available
medicine for the suffering ( kick.
*. For sale by all druggists. ' •
T. -MU lit&CO
The place to sole money b . onying •cLwp Is St
Corps, Main anii.Priaklln atrefas
Tun respectfully announce to the public that
they have & large stoat of , • -
FLOUR. FEICD, MEAL. GRAIN, SALT, FISH
PORK, and PROVISIONS generally. ,
We have also added to our , stool s variety of
WOODEN WA/IE, such air BUTTE% TUBB. FIB/
Just received a large stock of Spore) Teas.
Coffees, Spices; 310111,130:PS PURE SOAP, the
beat in the market, andzOther makes of soap
Syrup and Molasses, which they offer at low
prices for Cash. cct - 26 it
HALL'S VEGETABLY: SICILIA:: HAM
RENEWER IS a scientific combination
Of some of the most - powerful restora
tive agents in the vegetable kingdom.
It restores gray 'hair to its original
color. It makes
_the scalp white and
clean. It cures dandruff and 'humors,
and falling-out of the hair. It fbrnishes
the nutritive principle _by -hick the
hair is nourished and supported. It
makes the hair moist, soft and glossy,
and is unsurpassed,.as a hair dressing.
It Is the most economical preparation
ever offered' to the public, as its effects
remain a long time, making :only an
occasional application necessary. It _is
recommended and used by eminent
medical mcn, and officially endorsed by
the State Assayer of Massachusetts.
The tmpularity• of nall's Hair kenewer
ha 4 increased with the test of many
years, both in this country' and in
lands, and it is now known and
used in all the civilized' countries 01
For sale by all dealers.
(Successor to Mr. llcEeit)
• 'AND LOYAL SOC K
C .A L, . ,
WORSHIP. IN THE WOODS'
Row rich the etabroided carpet spread,
On either side the common way';
Azure and purple, gold and red,
Russet and white, and green and gray,
With shades 'between,
Woven with light in locms unseen:
The dandelion's died : ot gold,
• With lustre decks the - meadows green, . .
And mulUplled a ;nllllon told,
the daisy lights the verdant scene;
• The blue mint's plumes
Invite the bees to their perfumes.
A wrinkled ribbon seems the road,
Unspooled fromAlent hills afar;
Rest, like an angel. lifts the load
.my path lets doicif the bar,
And here It bring.; -
A lease of life bn healing logs.
The Summer leisure of the cloud
That wanders with its trumpeter, •
The wind, is mine; no wrangling crowd
• Annoys the humble wcirshiper,
In the white tent
Beneath a listening firm: Uncut.
Up-floating on the ambient air,
Sweet songs of sacred music rise,' •
And now a voice distinct In prayer,
Like the lark's hymn, reaches tho skies,
And the " Amen ,
Is echoed from the hills and glen.
The wood a vast cathedral seems,
ItS dome the oirerarching• sky; • .
The light through trembling branches streams
From open 'windows lilted high:
; Under the firs
Bolt shadows shleAd the worsalpers •
Bungay, in our Continent.
f MISCELL A NEOUS,
i A SERIOU& MISTAKE.
"•And this, I zuppoze, is the village
school-bony," said Moreau, as, emerginir
from the deep. gloom of the Adirondack:
woods, ho stood iu the,, little cleared space,'
where'the grass was as &Imo and fine as
velvet; the scent of white-Clover filled the
air, and a small one-storied" house, painted
the dull color which would now be called
"Venetian red," nestled beneath the houghs
of a monster black walnut tree. "Only
there's no ,village worth mentioning, unless
you chooso t ) mill the shige-station one.
Upon the whole, this Portion of the world
seems to be still in its primitive condition."
Mr. Moreau bad been fishing all day. His
reel _ .was • , well filled ; his lunch-basket
empty ; his India-rubber boots besplashed
with mud; countenance bronzed with a fine,
hea by sunburn: He was tired out, With
arching; nose blistered, face swoilen_
with. the unintermitting attacks of. the black
flies and mosquitoes And yet he called this •
"capital sport !" - -
"He you, sir!" said Mojeau, to a sly,
white-headed little urchin, who was coming
down the hill with a pail. , "What's in that
"Nothin', sir," was the answer. ,
," What are you doing with it ?" ,
Goin' after water."
"Is there a spring hereabouts r
Yes, sir." •
Moreau nodded his head. "
" flood !" said he. "Show me where . it
is, and I'll give you a penny."
Tke little lad, nothing loth, , ran lightly on
in advance, until ho reached the spot, be.
neatk a huge. gray rock where a tiny stream
of water bubbled in'to rude stone basin,
wently its continued drip:
"Ilere it is, mister," said he ; ",and here's
a gotird-shell to drink 'outen." •
And Mr. 3loreau drank a deep, long
. a.y champagne," he said, f
colder than iced" •
And he flung- the, penny to the- expectant
lad, who, having seared hislarges - s, speedily
filled his pail and trudged up the hill once
• "Johnny ! Johnny ! what keeps you .so
long?" •. .
-It was a sweet, bell-like voice, And Moreau
listened to it With a sort of dreamy satisfac
tion, as ho lay there 'among the ferns, staring
up at the sky.
"The scho)lnitt'am, in all probability,"
he said to ". and turned half-way
around, rutin tra "hart's-tongues;
to see v ti 7 1 : emale she was.
Round, and dimpled, and rosy, with hair
like braided sunshine, big blue eyes, and
cheeks" pinker than witd-roseS even now
scattering their petals over her face.. . . Mark
raised himself on his elbow. 11
"She's a beanty,t'• ho said, half aloud—"a
wild-tloWer of the 4o wilderneis.„ And not a
bit like the ideal district sehiiel-teacher.
get acquainted with that or know
the reason why
• He lefkhis creel and rod among 'the grass
aui wild-flowers, by the clear little spring,'
and walked slowly up the steep path.
:The beatity' in the Pink-ealieo dress' did
net turn and flee, as ho had half suspected
'she would, but stood awaiting bin), with
calm composure worthy of a city belle. • •
"Pardon me," said Mr. Moreau, inventing
the first flagrant lie that he could think of,
" but lam one of the trustees of the An
dover district r
Tho schooluni'ani courtesied prettily.
" I'm deeply interested in elementary oda•
cation," ho went on, "and-"
"IPo am so sorry," said the pretty . girl,
"but it is past-three o'clock, and I am 'just
going to dismiss the children. Perhaps yon
would call to-morrow, if you are staying': in
"Oli f certainly !" said Mr. Moreau, with a
vague idea that,he was being bathed by the
dimpled, daisy-laced thing, who could trot
have been a day, over eighteen-" certainly !
Perhaps you =3 walking down in the direc.
thin of the hotel ?"
"so," said4the blonde, calmly 7--" I go up
toward Deems' Lake." -
Battled again. But Mr. Mitt* Moreau'
allowed no cloud to dim•tlie bland brightness
of his visage.
AIL!" said he. " Then I will bid you
good-by, -hoping that I may have the pleas.
me of meeting you again."
The pt4tty,schoolma'am smiled, colored
and cond once again, and then—shut
the schog-14'Use door.
Mr. Moreau Walked, composedly down the
".She is a little jewel," ho said to himself;
" and she knOws her Nalne. ni find out
who she is;, and what she is. Upon my
word, I haven't seen such a taco in. a year.
I should like to paint her as Ilebo, peeping
out from a bower of roses ; or Persephone,
with both arms full of flowers. I've - always
-fancied the idea of a wife who should differ
from the rank and file of smiling; Simpering,
fashionable women. She's a little disppsed
to keep me at arm's-length, but I don't like
her the le.•;s for that 1"
Once nudirihe shelter of the little . inn—a
long; straggling,' stont.
might have been'- fortress, or might have
beetra ,grist-mill—he casually alluded to his
day's adventure, as he
-sat over his broiled
ham and eggs, weak coffee, andireshly-fried
crullers. • 3 •
." Oh, by-the way, sq ," said ho to his
landlord (up in the A • ndacks all landlords
are " squires," and so is verybody else), ".I
came across your dis' tri school-house to
" Did ye, though ?" • the tat'ern-keeper.•
" Wal now, ain't that • d ettr'us ? Why,
it's kept-the deestrick s hool—by my niece,
Ketury ! Spikes*.
OP:IIO3 , .PICOPLE BY Interz ream, , AND THErp,opra,..*:l
_ . • •
•' Ketufah Spates FR ispe#4 Mr. Mclean,
lather taken aback. -T -
,he had associated tanutr-very
different" nomenclature 'with the fair.; one
with the golden locks. ; " Keturah " did not
seem to suit her at all. ;;
" Yes, KetUrY Spikes,"-sated mine-host.
"Named Mier au auut ns. was expectO to
leave her money, but didn't. Pretty smart
gal, though, 'Celan.. Don't need no legacy
to boost her along."
"I should think not," remarked • Mr.
"Got a history, Retnry has," went on the
landlord, whose'name was Lemuel Stiles:
"Indeed V" .
"Disapplintedl" said Mr. Stiles. ‘P En
gaged fol)i3 married. I. Young nian
bail and enlisted, and wont 'lei' Florida to
fight the Indians. And.lietury sho undo . a
":.!iolfer to marry ?" asked 'Moreau,' quick
"No,' to marry Media identlckLe chap att
axed her," retorted Mr., Stiles, grim;
Oni;gele up hero ill the Adirondack* - is
plucky, they is. Bat somehow Setury never
got the , chance. Fellent is scarce in these
parts, ye see. You ain't a marrying r mad,
be ye, stranger?" with a sudden speculative
gleam in l,is duU sye.s. •
Moreau smiled. j. .
"I might be;" said•, he. would
kindly give me , a letter of introcittetism' to
Miss Spikes, :I belieVe I will :!try , myliktelt
with her. For, to speak the tenth; I was
exceedingly pleased With what littki I saw
of her this morning:" •
Satetiu I will!" -,saki , Mr. Leoutel Stiles.
." And I'll tell yon -what, strauger, there ain't
many gal( like my niece; Keturah." I
As Marl; Moreau sat before the big fire of
logs, which the ;chilliness of the September
evening rendered not uncornfortable, ho
smiled to himself with a MOphiitophelian
satiefaCtiou. • 1
At all events," ho thought, this will
open the way to a pleasant little flirtation.
And if worst comes to worst, can but 'fol
low the example of the Florida volunteer.'
All that evening, Mr: Lemuel Stiles, who,
according to his owe frank admission, was
"no scholard," wrestled with a glitet of
paper, a :nasty ink-bottle, audla stump of 13
pen, and at ten o'clock produced the follow.
iug documenfi not without a certain grave
"fleece Hitoorah, this is to interduce
mark mare, who Wants a Wife- and yob
want a Husband and there's a Ore of , you.
From your afeetionete Uncle to comand,s
H " L. 13m.Es."
"1 gness diat therein do- the business,"
said Mr,l, Stiles,with pardonable pride, as he
smeared out a blot from the Idop of the I.
with his coat-cuff. . 11
Mark. More* glanced over it rather dubi-
"If she wasn't such a. litiki beauty," ht
thought, " thiS would seem rather a Quixotic
enterprise. - But those sapphire -blue eyes
would light a man over - ; the very Tarpeian
cliff :" -• I - -
And thei next 'horning proceeded
straight to the school-house. I
" Bub ho said, tom red..tudred hoY, who
was shuffling his feet outside the door, "ii
Mss Spikes within 2"
"Just;' come," said the . boy. "School
ain't in yet'? Want§ six tninffleio' ninelret."
"Give her this slip of paper, please," pail
oar hero, "and tell her I aml waiting !4:tut , -
side." • I
Half a minute later, there was a rash ~h lto
that of a buffalo, and a tall„ lean feaude,
with a scanty knot of fox-colored hair screw
ed on the top of her bead, watery blue eyes,
high cheek-bones, l and badly-fliting false
teeth, flung:herself:on his shoulder, a la
provincial theatres.,, 1
" When .1 seen: you go by•-the= tavern
yesterday,. I belt you was my counterpart,l"
sighed this ' gentle gazelle, *Rh- a strong
scent of fried onions in her breath l ; "but
little did I dream as you was so n . me in
soul. I was - a:settin' on-the: be& step
when you) went a-past. I haat* face-ache,
and Fanny Dorel she took (Asir& of - the
school for me yesterday."
" Fanny Dore'!" This, then, was the
name of the gold-tressed diviriity who had
taken his heart by storm. There was a mia
apprebeneion all armed, and *ark Moreau
made haste to disengage himself from. Miss
Hannah Spikes' clinging arnu3:l • -
"There it t some mistake," 'slid he, hurri
"No, there ain't," said .I.tiss;Spiltes..
"I supposed this letter was addressed to
Fanny Dorel," he pleaded. I
".It says Ketnrah. Spikes plain enough,
don't it *.," ' said the lady, with gathering
clouds upon her bro 7. .. J,--1; 'r
"My dear Miss—" he begaul 1 ; i - • -
: "Call we Keturah," she smiled.
" I see that I am intruding on the busiest
part of, your day," he urged.
"School teachin' ain't not*' when the
tenderest feelin's of the heart il contem d,"
murmured the tall woman. i: ~
"But business is bUsineks," reasoned.Onr
liero, 4 urtfully ; I " and I shall see ion this
evening at your uncle's house. ' Until then,
au Ti gi.a , ";
The t rehonl-bell elanged--Mr. iMoreau
hurried away. Mica Spikes returned with a
eofUNialpitating heart to her books and
slates Minerva succeeded Cupid—and our
hero, plunged into the words, wiping his
" Good Jupiter!" he muttered to himself;
"does that Gorgon:believe that there is a
man fill the United States mad enough to
). Miss Spikes " let out sehoolo early that
day, and hurried to the tavern without loss
of time! ' •
" Where's Mr: 3foreau she breathlessly
demanded of her uncle.
• "Gone," said Mr.! Lemuel Stdee—" bag
and baggage, horse and foot. :Bent for his
traps'at eleven o'clock, and:took the south.
Aliss'llettirah wrung ho hands. '
" Oh, dear ! oh, dear !" she gasped ;
"why did F - bVer lose sight of hini
" Hetitrah," said her uncle ; '''sb,verely,
" thet'S the third husband you've - let slip I
I begin to think it's all your bad manage
ment. And this was a dreadful likely man
As for Mr;: Mark Moreau, 'he scarcely
- bred to breathe freely until he wat.lon the
Lake Champlain- steamer. , •ii
He had merely intended to ninuse l himseli
by a little flirtation with a woodland beauty;
but the matter bad become decidedliSeiions.
And perhaps he needed the lessort
ing young men sometimes do need kssonq.
Ranson. 1 ' I
Pari;a4lEAD DaatirvEL.—, 1 1Vhci:ia the
wisest man mentioned 1m the Scriptures?"
asked Miss Goodenough of one of her Sun.
day school class -on a recent Sabbath.
"Paul!" exclaimed , the 'little folio* conti,
dently.• " Oh, - no, ' - Johnnie; Pa It -was a
very good man, but Soomon is Mentioned
as the wisest man." " Well, my father-says
Paul was the wisest , man, : because ho never
married ; and I guegs ray father ought to
know !" replied the' boi rather.empbatically,
And Miss Goodenongl., who has reached the
sapless side of forty, did not emit:maid him,
even thofigh she may 'have had . her own
Rows upon the shbject. 2 ; '
A TYPE OF MOUNTAINEERS.
Tlbo Gold 3llolog Trauipo -Gto. 4oelrf
'There are.many men in the Rooky Moun
tains whose lives are passed in wandering
through the dense forests and frosty valleys
of these rugged highlands. During the
summer they tow with heavy ropizi an ob
stinate donkey,, preferably a white, sad-faced
donkey, or a wise pony, laden with provis
ions and the tools used in prospecting for
Placer mines. During arctic winters
they glide oveithe surface of the deep snow
on long,' narrow boards, carved in front a&
sled runners, and concave on tho under side,
old-fashioned skates known as Norwegiap
snowshoes, visiting their beaver traps or
they tramp over the barren, wind-swept
foothills, searching for the bodies of such
greedy, credulous wolves or bears as may
have eaten of the feast of strychnine-impreg
nated meet prepared for them.
111 These men have no families. They are
possessed eta spirit'of unrest. The desire
for cluinge,-,the love of solitade,rtithiir
the hope of gain; animates thdm. They
seldom search for leads ; indeed, they have
a hearty contempt for hard rock mines and
miners. They like lo live skew in a rude
hut standing under a spreading pine by the
bank of a mountain trout brook. They will
not work for other mon unless hunger com
pels them, or poierty has entailed - a dearth
of cartridges. They trap; they itinft, they
placer mine, they prospect. They under
take long, arduous tours, apparently .
lessly wanderinl through the forests. They
are always going to the Snowy Range..
They build lints in-localities widely separa
ted. On the shore of Trent Lake, Eying be
hind the mighty second range, is ono but.
At thbaso of the perpetual snow, where the
elk graze during tho summer, will be anoth
er. Oh the banks of a creek where beaver
are numerous„! the creek being regarded as ti
private game iireserve„wiltbe another. And
in the valley, where he winters; and which
he claims is " a good meat and wolf ground,"
Fill be another hut. In these . men the
qualities of hunter, trapper , gold miner, and
tramp aro combined. They know- the
mountains therougilly and love them. Their
earnings depend On ti 4 phce of fur and on
the yield of their placer mines. Their • hap-.
pmess •dependsouly_ ok their freedom.
Their annual earnings w*robAbly average
abmit $4OO each. I kfiow an itistanco
where they reached $3,0001; but &is was a.
winter of a famous beaver catch, on 'a Mon.
taint' creek, where the jaws of a trap had
never before snapped, and where the wolves
were hungry , lfor strychnine. The unlucky,
or it may be the lazy, may not earn more
than enough to' hey the cheapest clothing
Ind a scanty supply of bacon and flour for
the: winter's use. This they supplement with
generous rations of jilt, deer,.. antelope, and
beaver*meat ; indeed, it is on the flesh of
game animals these men generally depend
for . , food. Successful
trapping pinud mining, they enteri upon the
winter in about the same condition of finan
vial bankruptcy... If successful, after selling
their furs and gold dust, and buying sup ; !
plies Mr the' whiter's use, as they tersoliex- 1
press it, they '
.'Go in bald=headed for whis
key." 'While engaged in the • pleaSure4 of
going in, they are ready to fight with Any
one who encroaches on their freedom of per,
genial action. - When sober, they are an' ear
nest, quiet people, brave of blood 'rather
than combative. There is no kinship be
tween a sinewy, quiet-spoken mountaineer
And thebuckskin.ekid, long.haired, whiskey
bloated fraud who swaggers around frontier
towns, and whose existence is a never-end
ingseaxch for verdant tenderfeet, to whom
he Wks as the hero of a dime novel, hoping
to be rewarded by the gift of a drink of
liquor for the recital of nktthical adventures
in killing Indians and grizzly bears, and the
display of the lying record of his prowess
notched an pistol or rifle stoek, the notches
having been cut while the fraud lay behind
a wished hiding from a dunning dry goods
clerk who had rashly 'trusted him for the
flashy red haudkerehief tied around 14
whiskey-eroded gullet. The former aro set=
dons seen by Eastern tourista: The latter .
obtrudes himself on them. During the
summer the fOrmer are in the mountains,
mining -in lonely gulches, or bunting elk
just below the snow. line, or prospecting for
trapping ground. The latter rouse them'.
selves with difficulty from n'etruntran stupor Le
'swagger around the, railroad stations when
the passenger 'trains arrive. They are pt's.,
spectiug for tenderfeet.
' • THE CALLOUS EOWBOI.
The cowboy . does not wear a cat. His
legs are weatherboarded with goitsirin overt
ails to protect them train the thornir of th
mesquite, and hp is roofed over with a Sorii 7
brero, wide iu the . cornice for shade and
open'at the top for ventilation. In' the use
of the lasso and profaii6 language he has no
equal. He can rope a steer, throwing the
Room on either foot of the animal es' taus
at full speed, at the same time shriiing a
Choice in them otter of select and appropriate,
anathemas, which he delive's equally wefi
either in Mexican or-United States language
Long Primer type, that is perfectly amazing,
considering his limited acquaintance with
the drama and the refined influences of civ
ilized life. It shows, however, what long
practice and a steady devotion to ono pur
suit will accomplish. A herd of cattle trav
els an average of fifteen miles daily—often
month= that when , the streams are far
apart. All the herds follow the same trail,
which is plainly defined from 'Seutheip
Texas to Wyoming, : a distance' of 1;400,
miles. They graze as they travel, guarded
on every side.brthe drivers; who take turns
at driving and standing guard at night. Up
to a few years ago, many herds were slam=
peded and captured by Indians on the rout©.
Old herders have thrilling 'tales to tell of
sranipedes in dark and dismal canyons ;_of
.attaeks by Indians ; of days and nights pass
1-ed on the plains, withoit water or food,
' separated from their companions, and Fir..
sued by the untutored child of the forest,
who carried a regulatiOn musket and a
blanket marked II: Se These tales contain
only about ten ounces of truth to the ton;
and among Texans they are only current at
a heavy discount
,; but when the honest and
truthful • herder meete the •health and ro
mance-seeking youth from the East he is able
) to dispose of them at par.—Texas SifU4ii.
•-.---------_ 47 •
WALT NitzTSZAM ON van 3100:1.-010 one
ever gets tired of the moon. Goddess that
she is by dower of ber etertutl , beauty, the is
a true woman by her tact—knows the char*
of being seldom seen, .of coming* stirpristr,i
and staying but whila-; 'Aver wear
the same dress two nights r 4 ning, nor all
night the same way ; commands herself to'
the matter-of-fact people by her nsefaln 4 ss,
and makes her usefulness adozed by poe ts, ,
artists, and all lovers in all lands ; lendsher
self ,to every symbolism and ,to every em
blem ; is Diana's bow and Venus' mirror
and Mary's throne ; is a sickle,' a scarf, lan
eyebrow, face or her face, as looked at
by her or by him ;is the madman's hell, e
poet's heaven, the baby's toy, - the .phil4o.
pher'S study ; and while her admirers follOW
her footsteps and hang on her lovely looks,
Am knows bow to keep her woman's secret
—her other side nuguessed and unguessahle.
A POOR MAN'S EXAMPLE
Row it Poor nor Was nese*red bya Sla Ph
A boy, ten years old, pulling a heavy cart
loaded with pieces of boards and lath taken
from some demolished structuro—an overl
ay sight in all our largo cities.• Tired and
exhausted, he halted under a shade tree.
His flet were sore. and bruised, his clothes
in rags, his faro pinched and looking years
older than it shoula 4 Mhat must bo the
thoughts of such a' aiild as he looks out
upon the world—the fine houses„tiro rich
dresses, the rolling carriages—the happy
faces of those who have never known what
it was to bo poor? Doesdit harden the
heart and make it wicked, or does it bring a
.kg of leneliness and wretchedness—a won
lining if the rich man's heaven is not so far
from the po or man's heaven that he will
never catch sight of their pinched faces ?
The boy lay down 411 Clio grass, and , in five
minutes wag fez asleep. ' His bare feet just
touched the curbstone,
.and.the old hat 'fell
train ids head aid tato the walk... is the .
shadow Of the tree his' face told a story that
every passer-by could read. It told of scanty
food, 'of nights when the body shivered with
cold, Of a home without sunshine; of ayoung
life 'confronted by mocking shadows. Then
something curious bapppened. A laboring
man—a queer old man with a woodsaw on
his arm--dossed the street to rest for a mo
ment beneath the same shade. Hoglanced
at the boy and turned asray,, a tipt his look
was drawn again,. and now heAw the pie.
tare and read the story. He, tbo, was pots:
He, too, knew what it was ta' shiver and
hanger. He tiptoed it along until he could
bend over the boy, ; tand then he took from.
his pocket a piece of bread and meat—the
dinner ho was to eat if he found work—and
laid it down deside tholad. Then he walk!
ed carefully away, looking back every mo.
ment, but hastening out of sight, as if he`
wanted to escape thanks. Men,. 'Women and
children had seen it all, and what a leveller
it' was! The humaa soul is ever kind and
generous, but sometimes there is need of
key to open it. A teen walked down his
steps and left haltnilifilar beSide the poor
man's bread. A woman walked down and:
left a good hat in place of the old one. A
child came with a pair of shoes, and a boy
brought a coat and vest, Pedestrians halted
`and whispered and droppeddimes and quer
ters beside the first silver piece. Something
curious had happened.. The ,charity of
poor old man had unlocked the hearts of a
score of people. Then something strange
occurred. The pinch-faced boy suddenly
awoke and sprang up as if it were a Crime to
sleep there; Ho saw the bread, the clothing,
the mo4y, the score of people waiting a.
round to see, what he would do.' He, knew
that he had slept and he realized that all
these things had come to hiss a‘he dream
ed. Then what did he do ? Why, he sat
down and covered his face with his hands
and sobbed like a grieved ehild.i They had
read him a sermon greater than all the ser
mons of the churches. They had set his
heart to swelling and jumping until , it chok
ed him. Poor, ragged and wretched, and
feeling that he was no more to the world
than a stick or a stone ho had awakened to
find that the world regarded him as a human
being, weteby of aid PA entitled to pity.—
Ds. frog Fred Press, • •
SLEEPING WITH ONE EYE OPEN.
PerhapS one of the oddest and Most amus
ing instances or f‘two.sided person's" is that
of a young man who lived some years ago in
Floa, Clay County, 111. He was related by
marriage to the Foster family, and worked
for some .time . on the Foster farms, and at
Sim Foster's mill, on the Little Wabash
River, near Clay City. Frank, for such was
his name, was smart and shrewd, and • pos.
sessed a powerful and active frame. Ho had
never been sick since ho was an infant, and
had never had the slightest touch of paraly
sis. Notwithstanding, his face and chest on
one side were profusely bathed in perspira
tion, even on the Oldest days in Winter,
while on the other side, taking the nosesfor a
dividing line, no sign of perspiration was
ever seen, even in the hottest days of mid
summer. This, of course, excited consider
able remark and amusement. But his ap
pearance was still more striking when, sit
ting in one of the country stores of an even
ing, he would go to sleep on ono side, with
that eye fast ,closnil. while tlin ntbnr nide
would be Wide awake, and she_ would be
keeping up his
of the' conversation.
When last seen he viai to some - extent out
growing his peculiarity, bat probably never
fully did so. He bad consulted one or two
country physicians, but never laid his case
before those competent to advise him. It is
to be regretted, as be would have excited
great interest in medical circles.—St. Louis
THE MAN WHO "KNOWS IT ALL.
Of all mortals the "man. who knows it ail"
is perhaps most frequently subject to morti
fication on account of his ignoranee and his
persistent failure to seek information from
those who are in reality better informed than
himself, although not making half the pre
tensions. Some years ago the day express
on the Great Western Railway started from
Windsor, opix:mite Detroit; passengers from
this side being taken across by a railway
ferry steamer. - A change was then made by
which casiengers from Detroit took the CM
at the depot here, winch,, after being drawn
some distance, were swßehed and backed on
to the tracks of a railiny ferry and thus
transferred. Shortly niter the change, pe
nned one of the genus that "knows it:an"
who was going East „*ith a lady, by the
Great. Western, went to the , place frond
whiClithe ferry formerly departed. , He.was
rather early, and was not surprised therefore
thatthe ferry steamer had not put in an ap
pearance. The minutes went by and still
no ferry came, nor any passengers. This
:Ras somewhat surprising; but confident in
his superior knowledge, tho young man
waited until at last even his mind became
awake to the fact that there was some mis
take somewhere: , Then he, made inquiry;
and was chop-fallen at learning that the old
regulations had been , superseded, and 'that
his journey was perforce delayed until
another train.. Something like this was the
experidnce of an elderly man, who went the
3ther day to the Falter. Ferry, „New York,
to take, the boat to Brooklyn. The boats fit
closely into the slips, and the cabins are con
strncted so much like waiting-rooms that it
its an ordinary thing for strangers to go on '
board, take their seats, and, supposing that
they are ashore, placidly wait for the boat to
cone in. Not so with the elderly man. He
knew a thing or two. He knew
boat was in, and would soon move:ont. So
he took a scat on ono of the beards of the
bridge at the lauding and zenuirked that
"ho liked fresh air, and he guessed he'd
stay on deck." Then the man at the gate
called out "Let her go," and the deck
bands cast off the chains,. and the would-be
passenger, understanding tho signal, looked
behind him expecting to r see some part- of
the bridge separate from the rest and move
out into the river. Surprised at the delay,
ho turned' toward the stream mad saw the
boat twenty yards from the shore. He was
mad all over when he saw what 'occurred,
and left, wrathfully declaring that ho would
cross the river by another ferry.
Somebody thinks the world all wrong,
And never has a word In its praise ;
Somebody sings the whole day long, •
Likes the world and all Its ways.
Somebody says It's a queer old place,
Where none 01 the people do mahey should,
Then, somebody thinks it pt 'grace,
- And wouldn't change the folks If he could:
Somebody calls it cruel and c01d,.. • '; -
Full of sin, and sorrow, and pain, .
Where life is but a search tor . gold -
And souls are lost in selfish gain.
Somebody merrily laughs—and cries, • . •
"hurrah for such a dear old earth, .
Success shall crown tho man who tries -
To make his mark by honest worth."
Somebody groans and shakes his head;
Calls his lot a wretched one; I_
SorACOIKIY wishea that he were dead', ,
'Cause soinebody else hakall the fun:
But still, I fancy, you're sure to 11Md,
Tho' good or evil, or pain or care, „
One certain fact—so make up your Mind, -
That- I —somebody always gets his
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER PROBLEM.
The whole valley is filled with silt at least
a thousand feet deep. In order to hive di.
posited this silt thus allover the valley the
river must have flowed in different 'ages in
all parts of the valley,- doing for countled
centuries just what it is to-day,` build
ing np sand-bars and mud - banks, breaking
and cutting them again, and tossing the
atoms from plate to place, dropping them at
low water, and shifting - them iu i floods, but
always briliging down more, and ,building
.the valley uP'higher and higliepand carry
ing the delta out farther and farther 'to sea.
If the supply of - material jiolds out, the
Gulf of 'Mexico must inevitably become
dry land, as the,arm of the sea above it lute
The character of the slit which forms this
"made grbund " is an important factor in
the problem. It is chiefly Mineral in its
formatiourand is of great 'specific gravity ;
but there is a considerable admixture of veg
etable matter, which, doubtless is the cause
of its exceeding fertility: . Being formed of
heterogeneous atoms brought in solution by
the water, 'and iiot having amalgamated
thoroughly, at least on the surface, or where
the water can reach it, it remains soft, solu
ble mud, whieh is capable of re.,,isting the
action df water only by means of gravity.
It has ahimst no cohelon, and offers no
proper foundation for any work that is ,of
greater Specific gravity than, itself. It is
used as material for the mud batiks called
levees; which have been until lately the only
engineering W,orks on which reliance has
been placed, fer there is no other mate
rial there to use, but from the fact that
it is soluble it is poor material for such
These facts, thoughtfully considered pre.
bent difficulties enough'in the way of engi
neering works,'but the main difticuly is yet
untouffied. • This - lies first iu the magnitude
of the river itself, secondly hi the variations
in its volume, and thirdly in its yraintions iu
altitai and speed. This may, seem 'like a
variety of difiluulties instead of one, but than
one all , lies in the effort to control a vast
stream' which constantly varies in, voltime,
altitudci, lateral position; and f;petla. It is
evident' , enough that it would be a complus..
tively simple thing
„to : - .control a smaller
stream of as obstinate a 'nature,
equally as large that should not 'change from
month to month in its conditions. .ono
can manage., a paddle, or protect himself
froth the sea; but : against a thing that is
alternately , puddle,and sea it is difficult to
"..The stretch of bottom-land over which the'
river rolls from St. Louis fo the sea is, froth
tiventy to two hundred miles wide; and
seven hundred miles long. ;Over this flat
surface 4f9r it is 'almost flat, 'sloping gently
to the sea) the river _meander's, cutting a
shifting groove in the soft mud, that is 1300
miles long?. Why it does not cut for itself a
straight line, thus securing a fall of fifty.
eight one-hundredths of a foot per mile, in
stead of thiriy-one one-hundredths-of a foot;
which it new has, seems strange until we
stop to consider that it carries_ its own' ob
structions with it' until.. they become too
heavy to cam.' Then dropping-them in its
own path, it has to run' around them. 'lt
tlina forever corrects its Own-tendency to cut
away the grlptind it has, made, for if it were
sti\iightened and kept straight, 'as has been
proposed by Captain Bads, it would have
&mut tem:lei:icy w at.
would have to, bo counteracted by' other
means. ,By the increased:slope itivould as
.quiro increased rapidity, and carry to
the sea as great a burden .as it has at St.'
Louis. -if not treater.
As to the variations to the 'river between
high and low water, they and almost incon
ceivable to one 'who has not-.witnessed them
They-ere as if the Hudson River should once
a year flood the second floor of the City Hall
in New York city, and occasionally in -a
"flood year" flow over the third floor ; and
the problem before the Mississippi engineers
is to bo compared with the question how,
With suchApods, serviceable piers could be
xonstructed on our river-front if there Were
do rock foundation less than ono thofsand
feet deep. 1 0mi is no More difficult a quer.-
tion "than the other, excepting that -on thu
Mississippi there aro Whom hundred miles
to look after.
During the floods of last spring the Miss
issippi River from Cairo to the sea-1100.
milesl•-•liad an average width of not _less
than tWenty miles, and an average depth
from shore to shore of not less than ten feet.
Of course muck of this was slack water, or
the backset caused by the 'overflow. All
this volume of water was not flowing to tho
- sea with the full force that comes of a fall of
fifty-eight due-hundredths of'a foot. If it
had been, than would have been little use_
in asking td..`day what is to be done for .the
valley, for thero would have been very little
valley left. But the volume of water was
there, and if It could have escaped into the
sea as rapidly as it flowed into the, valley .
from above'', 'it would still ve been too largi;;
to lie in its bed. ;
Tile liroblem in 'brief, then,.isYo decide
how to;keep within fixed bounds l a stream
that,flows in, varying volume over.a bed of
mnd, • without banks that can be called
banks.—Dariq A. Curtis, in Harper's Hag
ABOUT SPECTACLES.—Those who aro com
pelled to we* spectacles are often the vic
tims of a good deal of personal ridicule now.
adays ; but time was whoa it was considered
fashionable to wear them, even by people
who were tot in the least near-sighted. in
Spain they formed part or the costuine of
every well-bred person. This abstird use of
glasses was meant to increase he gravity of
the appearance, and consequently the ven
eration with which the wearer of them wits
regarded. • A young, meek having, through
the assistance of his family, caused his con
vent to succeed in an Important law suit,
thought himself liberally rewarded when the
prior, having embraced him, said, to testify
'his gratitude: "Brother,:pat on - spedta-
Oka!" The glasses of spectacks wore , pro
portioned in size to the rank of the wearer ;
those worn by the Spanish nobles were,
nearly three inches in diameter. - The Mar.'
quilt of Astorga, Viceroy of Naples, - after
having his bust sculptured in 'maybe!, par
tienlarly enjoined the artist'not to forget his
$1.50 a Year, 6i ACMllahr
The Men II Write the - News for the New
York Popertri-An 014 we leei4sit.
Newspaper -reporters and netrpaper re.
porting berg are not what they Were thirty
or fertiyeara ago. The craft hive deterior
ated; and it is to be feared the moral tone is -
lower ;;neither is there that sprit du eorpi
that nsed to' eharabterize the profession
when such bright particular stars as Henry
J. Baymond,'Horace Greeley, Bayard Tay.
lor, Cyril Grey t Boland S. ' Houghton, -
Charles A. Dana, Dr. Houston, and many
others that have since made their mark in
the higher range of netropolitaxi journalism,
were serving their _apprenticeship at it. -'I
am led / to thin observation by the - fact thatot
public 4aiseniblics, nowadays, the arena*,
reporteriis I , ? r oltedi:upon simply arm imper
tineat interviewer, or something of the End,
to be shVed in some' out-of-the-way corner,
as if he Os a person to be avoided. It was
not long kinne that en upstart commerai*,
organization at its annual beruisiet Issued
cards of Invitation te, the pram,- - upon • cat=
dition that the recipient thereof should' not
enter the banqueting hall until 9 o'clock—in
other words, not until the eating and drink
ing had been disposed of. The affront was
quietly-submitted to by some journals whose
representativeS were thus snubbed by per
_who aro every -way their infetiOra' in -
education and breeding ; but the were
others that had the inhnliness to resent - it
with proper spirit. It may be,: however,
that the fault, after all, , lies with the report- "
ers themselves. Many of them are the mer
est adventurers, fresh from London, Dublin,
Edinburgh ; Paris, Berlin.and other Europe
an cities, and make social - reciognition, if not
self-respect,` too- often_scondary -. to other
things. The better Oa* after a little train
ing do our city journals, ." go West ;" but
the other sort yemaiti.heit, like "Jack Fal
stitz's recruits, the "cankers. of a long peace
and a calm World." I Still, it must not
fermi from this that among the- craft are
not many gentlemen and schee ktrwho wink'
adorn any profession i one need re 4 go be
yond the dingy upper stories of almost' any
of the daily journals to -discover item.
Apropos of the coldshoulder given -to the
fraternity by ' the commercial' organization
alluded to, an incident that transpired at the
Astor House some forty years ago, and ihich
Ls in some sense historical, may be recalled :
The trouble at that time between the United -
States. and - England, on the northeastern
rioundary question had just been amicably
adjusted by Mr. Webster and Lord Ashbur
ton ; the latter wits iu NewNork on the one
Of cruharhation, for home in the British
friglite Warspite, then at anchor in the har
bor. • The w e althy merchants of. New Yo r k
—the nabobs of those days—gave his Lord:
ship a farewell banquet at the - Astor Hoitse t
and present on the occasion, besides the
Ambassador himself, were Lord John Hay
and many others 'of the British nobility. -
'Menthe representatives Of the press pre : -
sent.hl their cards of invitation, to their as-' ..
tonishmeut and diSgust, they weniremanded
to an out-of-the-way corner of the hall, as if
the city nal,(4,a , were ashamed to have the
noble lord.; ol.i:;!oyer them with company of
that sort at the table. The affront was quick
ly resented. The reporters unanimously re-'
solved to quit the room, at the same time
uniting in -a statement to the public =plain
, ing why none of the speeches at the banquet
wore reported. ' Tito consequence was, next
morning, but one of the daily,papers had 'I
'report, and that was the old Horning Es.
press whose editor, "-Jim " Br6oks t happen.
lug to be ono of the invited guests, remained
at the board, and voluntarily perforieed-the
work which his reporters scorned to do, At,
that tune politicallfeeling ran high. John ;
Tyler :is the suoce?;sor of Gen. Harrison ; was
beginning to- feel his way back into the Dem- }
ocraticrinp; and his Whig supporters, by
consciinence, were in a terrible ferment.
Hence, vhon'" the health of the President
of the United States" was read off, from the
'4t of reguLli toasts, the wealthy merchants
1111 of them 'Whigs) refused to accord to it
the usual honors, while "the health of the •
Queen of England," -Which immediately fol
lowed, was uproariously cheered. Lord
Ashburton and 'his associates - were amazed .
that so pointed an. affront, on such art occa
sion, should have been put upon the Chief
Magistrate of the Republic ; it made them
feel embarrassed and nercomfortable; — and
!Loy ilia .olk Ito.it.ko in coy a much. then
and there. ' When the facts became known
to the public—in connection with the
vious slight put ripen the reporters—the ex..
citement throughout the metropolis ran
high. • An.Lndignation meeting was straight
way held in the park, the wealthy merchants -
were denouncalas toadied and traitors, and
after the adjournment ... 'a procession was '
formed, marching down Broadway, in front
of the Astot. House, with •banners, inscribed
and illustrated in such a manner as to afford
further espreSsion to the popular feeling.
The theatnis took up tho theme, !there the
newspapers dropped it, and for months
afterwards there was no lack of stage denun
ciation of the erayens who, in order to In.
dulf;e party feeling, and to gratify.e.mistak- -
en sense of social superiority, so far forgot
thewselveS as to insult the People, and,- at
the same time, to cast an affront at the Chief
3lngiNfrate q the Union. It was a signal
tiumpli of the reporters. . '
A THEATRICAL INCIDENT,
An incident occurred recently at McVicker's
Theatre during the performance of "Taken
from Life," whiqh is worth recording. - After
the explosion scene in the drama, in which
Cie prison walls of Clerkenwell jail are
bioWn down by the Socialists, a stranger was
noticed hurrying Iron: the theatre; appar
ently in great, distress. The singular ex
pression. and pallor on the man's face attract
ed the attention of several persons,. among
them Frank Farrel, who, thinking the stran
ger might need aid, approached him and
quired the cause of suffering. , am
unnerved by th43,explosion;" said the stran
ger. "It recalls an unhappy event, and •
painful one, too." "How is that P' asked
Mr. Farrell. " I wtis one of the unfortunate
sufferers, of the attempt to blow down
ClerkenWell prison," answered the unknown.
Upon being asked the particulars he replied:.
I was 'taking an evening stroll along Cor
poratiOn row with my intended at the time
of that explosion. Without a warning the
shock occurred and were buried under a
mass of falling brick and mortar. My sweet
heart real; injured so badly that she the
next day, atter • great suffering. You see
thist -removing his hat and brushing back
his hair, and exhibiting an ugly scar on the .
forehead, "I got that in the - Olarkeuwen
blow-dip, and came near meiting my death.
That scar' will remain with me until my!,
grave. can you wonder after the narrow
escape Iliad and the' painful recta:dims
of the event, that thir play.has—has agita
ted me ?" The stranger could not be
&iced to return to the theatre —C4capiolos.
SUNSET Guns.—lt costs this Gores:tined
over $16,000 per year to fire stuuteA sus at
the different military paid& The sun, tike
many a married man, bai t become so WNW
touted to beiiig blown at that it would feel
lopcsotn:. npou retiring without the time
a u to. -- Y., CalnalertYal Adrettiser.