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Is Published Every Thaisday,
AT TOWANDA, PA., BY
HOLCOMB & TRACY.
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Tun REVD BMW( is published in. the 'Juicy.
Moore and Nobles Block, at the corner of Main
and Pine streets, over J. E. Corse?. Boot and
Shoe stole. Its circulation is over 2000. As an
advertising medium it is unexcelled in itai isn•
Tcwan,la Business Dineen.
A TTORA EFS-AT-LAW. .
riLEVEL4 NI) & McGOV RN. (B. J. C/evelaud
W. McGovern), Canton. Bradford County
Pt, All business entrusted tri their care in
Western lir gglford will receive prompt attention.
& WILTS, Attorneys-at-Law; OfHo
S over Powell k. Co.
CALIFF. J. N., Office in Wood's Block, sou th
First Satiurial Bank, up stairs. June
LRBREE, SON (N C &three and L Elsbree.)
()nice in 3larcar Block. Park St. may 14.78
t o, CS k OVERTON (Benj M Peek and D A Over
font: Office over Rill's Market 49•'79
k . AXWET.L - W %T. Office over Dayton's Store:
WILT, 'W Office in Mean's Block.
: j • I'D
1 1. ; spr 14,76
nAviEs, CAANOCHAN & HALL. OP Davie:l.-
1J w (!arro•Aaa. - L H Hall.l 'Mee in rear
ef Ward Iloilo.. Entrance on Poplar St. 5e12,75
Tifi.Encr. .)DNEY A.' Solicitor of Patents.
Parthmar attention paid to business in
orphame Court and to the settlement of estates.
Office in Montanye's Block 49-799
cPLI.EI:BI.2 & OYOUKG, tint(
W. I. Young.) Office month side oflferctir's
Block. :. , feb 1,78
WiLLIAII9, ANGLE k BUFFINGTON. (Alf
Williams, E J .Arigle%and E D Butiugtvit).
Office west aide of Main street, two doors north
of Argus office. All tusiness entrusted to their
care will receive prompt:attention. oct 2d.77
TAMES H. AND JOHN Mr. CODDENG, Attor
neys and CounsellorsAtAaw. Office in the
ticrcur Block, over C. T. Kirby's Drug Store.
july3, 'SO tf.
KEESEY. J. P. Attorney-at-Law. Ofllce In
Montanye's Block, Blain Street.
Sept. :5, 'el-tf.
W. H. and E, A.. Attorneys-at
Towanda, Pa. Office in Mercur Block.
over C. T. Rirby's Drug Store, entrance on Main
street. find stairway north of Post-office. All
business promptly attended to. Special atten=
lion given to claims against the United States
or Pensicaot, Bounties, Patents. -etc., and to
ollections and settlement of decedent's esUiteie.
April 21. ly
HENRY B. MOAN
Solicitorbt Patents; Government claims at.
tended to.• • ['Glebe/
PHYSICANS AND SURGEONS.
JOHNSON. T.-11.. 'A.D. Office over Dr. H. O.
Porters's Drug Store. fe1q2,78
MEWTON,Tors. D. N.J.: F. °nicest Divining
+. ll on River Street, corner Weston St. feb 12,77
LADD, C. H.. St.D. Office let door above old
bank building. on Main street. Spocial at-
tention given to disessol of the throat and
' TrrOODBERN,• 8. M., M.D. Office and real
V v dunce. Main street, north of M.E.Church
Medical Examiner for Pension Driviirtment.
PATNE, M.D. Office Pino St.. opposite
Jail. Office hours front 10 to 11 a. at. and
from 2 to 4 P. mfriSpecial attention given. to
Diseases of the ETC: and Diseases of the Ear.
rpowNER, H . L., Id .D:.
IiONCEOPATHIC PEITHICILN & fibanzoit.
Residence and office just north of Dr. Carbon's
Main street, Athens, Pa.
10.111rENRY HOUSE. /Hain st., next -corner south
A-L., of Bridge street. New bonze. and new
furniture throughout. The ,proptietor has
spared neither pains or expense in making his
hotel dist-class and respectfully solicits & share
of public patronage. Meals at all hours.. Terms
reasonable. Large Stable attached.
mar 8 11 ' WM. HENRY.
WATSINS POST, NO. GS, 0. A. B. Meets
every Saturday evening, at Military Hall.
-4; GEO." V. MYER, Commander.
J. R. ItrrnaDoz, Adjutant. tab 7, 79
CRYSTAL LODGE, NO. b7.' Meets at K. of P
Hall every Monday evening at 7:30. In
al:trance $2,000. Benefits s3.oo`per week. Aver
ago annual cost, 5 years experience, $ll.
JESSE MYERS, Reporter.
E. Prencs. Dictator.' feb 22.78
BRADFORD LODGE. MO. 167, I. 0. 0. F. Meet
in Odd Fellow's Mall, every Monday evening
It 7 o'clock. Wssams Hum, Noble Grand.
June 12.76 _
HOUSE AND SIGN PAINTING. -
DOST. F. E. No. 32 Second street Jul orders
will receive prompt attention. pine 12.75
SOSQ . LJBHANNA COLLEGIATE INSTITUTE.
The SPItING TERM will begin Monday,
April 3, /882. For catalogue or .othet infor
mation. address or call on the Principal.' •
EDWIN QUINLAN; A. 31.2
1111 7 19,78 Towanda, Ps.
PLUMBER 4N.1;) GAS FITTER
, EDWARD. Practical Plumber
and Ga s Titer:4lw° of busineal in Mer
e= Block next doer to - Journal office opposite
Public Square. Plumbing, Gas Fitting, Repair.
ng Pumps of all kinds, and all kinds of Gearing
romptly attended id., - All wanting work in his
ne should give him n call. July 27,77
RUSSELL. 0. S. General Insurance Agency.
Towanda . . kak".. Office in Whitcomb's Book
itore. ' ' • July 12.76
And had' One of His
25 CENT DINNERS
ETTER HEADS, BILL HEADS
. 1 - 4 NOTE HEADS, ate.• t tajated In th e bteit style
tif the art at the Itansacai
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NEW FIRM Is
Edr - tilii,oll . o, -- eailx . ,
IN PA T T i ON'S BLOCK
With Swart & Gorden's Store,
Main Street, Toivanda, Pa.,
Mom he keeps a FULL ASSONFIUUIT or
Gold & Silver Watches
SWISS AND AMERICAN
thr Stock is all NEW And of the FINEST
QIILLITY. Call and see for yourself.
REPAIRING DONE PROMPTLY.
We keep on hand constantly for initilprs;,
LIME, HAIR, BRICK, LATH,
SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS,
BLINDS, SHEETING PAPER,
PAINTS; GILS,", VARNISHES, -
WAGON MAKER'S SUPPLIES
Fellows, Spokes, Rats, Milli, Poles
Also a toll line of Shelf and Heavy Hardware, and
a full line of
Carriages, Platform and Lumber Wagons,
Made by us with stilled workmen, and warranted
in every particular.
Troy, April 27.1 y
BLANK BOOK MANUFACTITRER
Alfred J. Purvis,
All work in his line done well and proniptly
• Parties having - volumes Incomplete will be fur.
nished with any missing numbers st cost price.
All orders given to J. J. Scanlan, Agent for
Bradfbrd County. sill be promptly executed so.
cording to directions. sep94l
Now occupies the Corner Store opposite Dr. H.
0. Porter's Drng Store, Main Steeet,
with a large stock
OF THE BEST QUALITY.
Mr. Ross has /morass STOILL ox BBIDGIL Smarr
J. L. Schoonover is clerk. The two stores• am
connected by Telephone. Mr. Ross can now feel
satisfied that he can give the
-BEST GOODS FOR m ?NAST MONEY
His experience enables him to select the best
goods, which he le bound to sell st kLOMPRICF..
You can always get a bargain if you I • , •
BUY -YOUR GROCERIES AT ROSS'S.
All goods delivered in the BorOugh FREE.
FARMERS will do well to call with their Produce
and get the CASH. 20apr82.1y.
Is still to be. found at the OLD STAND
Next door to Dr. 8. C. Porter's Drug Sture
FINE AMERICAN AND SWISS
:J Ei W E ~L .11,:y._,,,
STERLING SILVER AND
SPECTACLES & EYE GLASSES,
FROM THE CHTAPIEBT TO THE
ar ALL OF WHICH 'WILL EE SOLD AT THE
VERY LOWEST MOE%
Clocks, Watches sad Jewelry promptly repahld
by as experienced sad competent workman'. ,
A. N. NELSON
/14 DIFLUM Eli
Mil AID NAT=
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Ufflitiouldad AO. Diliftiast. Sem to( Decker 7:
visathi Omianstari• ;Oat; Ter=
NEW STORE I
NEW eons 1
Wormer!, with liendebsisa.)
HAS OPENED A
ENGRAVING A ETECIALTY.,i
BF.ARDSLEY & SPALDING,.
PAPER RULER. &a
No 131 Genessee street. t
'ma. N. Yj
wrm s m=. LI ,or
FINE PLATED WARE,
W hiskey if
is 'one of the very few tonic
medicines that are not com
posed moistly of alcohol or
whiskey, thus: hemming a
fruitful source of inteinpotr
ance by proinoting a desire
BROWN'S IRON . BrrrEßs
is guaontced to be a non
intoxicating stimulant, and
it will itt swirly may case,
takeltbe**o4. 4 l l liquor --
and at',the-Sati(edme abso
lutely'kill,: the desire for
whiskey and, other intoxi
_Rev. G.W.XicE,eclitor of
the Ammtari•eldistian Re
view, says i•f-Brown's Iron
BROWN'S' IRON BITTERS
has been thoroughly tested
for dyspePsia,' , indigestion,
' ity, overwork; rheumatism,
liver complaints, kidney
troubles:4x., and it never
fails ;to render speedy and
Nothing Short hf trnmistairt.OLl
Conferred upon tens of thousands-of :
sufferers could originate
the reputation which : Ares ,
PARMA enjoys. It is it compound of
the best vegetable alteratives, with-the
lodides of Potassium and Iron, —all
powerfhl, blood4inkth i g t blood-cleansing
and life-sustaining--atid the most
effectual of all remedies for' scrofh
lons, mercu r ial, or &clod disorders.
Uniformly successful and certaini, it
produces rapid and complete cures' of
Scrofhla, Sores, Boils, - Humors, Pim
pies, Eruptions, Skin Diseases and all
disonlers•nrisin; '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 has no equal. It tones up the
system, restores and preserves the
'leant?, 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 sick.
..For sale by all &twists.
17aa Bad and Worthless
are never imitated or counterfeited. ;
is especially true 'of a family medicine ; and
it is positive proof that the remedy imitated
is of the highest value. As soon as it had
been tested and proved the whole world
'diet Hop Bitters was - tWpurest, best" and
most valuable family medicine on ;truth,
many imitations sprung up and began to
steal the notices in which the press and peo
ple of the country had expressed the merits
of H. 8., and in .every way trying to in
duce suffering invalids to use their stet in
stead, expecting 'to make money on the
credit and good .name of H. B. Many
others started nostrums put up in, similar
"style to H. 8., with variously devisednames
in which the word "Hop" or "Hops" were
used in a way to induce people to believe
they were the same as , Hop Bitters: All
such pretended remedies or cures, no,mat
ter what their style or rime is, and espe
cially those with the • word "Hop" or
."Hops" in their name or in any way con
nected with them or their name, are imi
tations or counterfeits. Beware of them.
Touch none of them. Use nothing but
genaine Hop Bitters, with a bunch or clus
ter of green Hops on the white label.
Trust nothing else. Druggists and dealers
are warned against dealing in imitations or
HALL'S YEGETADLIC SICILWt Ran
Rwmwstt is a scientific combination
of some of the most powerful restorap
tive agents in the vegetable kingdori.
It •restores gray hair to its o r iginal •
color. It makes the scalp whitir and
clean. It Cures dandruff and humors,
and falling-out of the hair. It tarnishes
the nutritive principle by , which 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 economie.al pri s paration
ever oared to the public, as effects
remain a long time, makinglndy an
occasional applicatinn necessary'i. It Is
recommended, and 'fused by eminent
medical men, and officially endoiskl by.
`the State Assayer of Muturchusens4
'The popularity •ofilall's HaLii Reneweii
has increased With the test :of many!
years, - both this country and in •
foreign lands , and' It is now
used in all e„civilised countries of
the world. /. ~ '1 -
For sale b 4 tis, dealers. - '
AGENTS! AGENTS! AGENTS!
Far GEN. DOIriVS toad new book, misled
. Weaa Among
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Experisoos airy aor kikao sa dh labodamellsa
By Gen. Sherman:
'lbis sow work was Si Wm istowdbod foi by ?milks*
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(Awowspetogswk Moo bi Is SOWN. ism plowings
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• ..» •FORD6IIIIItI4TY,I ) )L 'IIIIIRSDAY . 'DECEMBER- 14 -
_ •_ • : ;_; .77,-. • • -.1
0., Nov. r 6,11181.
Gents :The foolish west
ing of vital force in business,
pleasure, and vicious indul
gence of our people, makes
your preparation a necessity.;
and if applied, will save hun
dreds who resod to saloons
for temporary recuperatios.
'PEOPLE BY TBE;n1101 , 01 7 :AND'FOB TH BlX)Pialtir
SELECT POETRY. j
I said tonne' Just from Death's bonier land,
Whose feet, Indeed, had touched the bound'ry
"Did none extend to thee a friendly hand. • ,
Nor any welcome thee by word or alga?"
He answered me," The Sacral stlll Is kept,
I heard:no coke, I saw , no becktidng band,,
This dwelling I Inhabit must hive slept,
While I was 'candling In another land."
"And now I am. n this dear delft Again,
The Mystery is hidden in God's band,
Ot-why I went, or came. or how. or when,-•
Or what befell me in that, other bunt"
I wonder, will It be thus. when at last
Death keeps thienional part itithin his pant.
Will memory perish with the lite that% past,
Nor bless, nor area us, In that other land?
• - - Moon.
"Ewan he come yet, mar , .
„ dear, - not toe
Two demur, white hands toned the hot
pillow. The sick 'man waa too to notice
that all the ringiOnt one were gone from
He sighed impatiently, and soon lapsed
into-the uneasy insensibility which was hard
It was a young and handsome taw upon
the ho!' pillow, with loose hair drooping in
ebon rings upon theflushed foiehead ; a
perfect profile—tichin bite ?tuts's.
Its beauty bad 'never struck Jack Ash
coUrt's' wife so sharply as then. when she sat
watching the fearful fever settle down upon
her lutsband=they two alone ; and penniless
in a strange land. •
She, too, was young and beautiful, with
something of the same firm, proud cast, of
face, but essentially Womanly and very fair,
with rings of gold ° hair shading the blue
eyes. ;1 ; -
Tht4incess by which a highly-bred Mner
ican girl had Wei endowed with this peen
liarname,.• was by the pervendon of Elira.
bethinto Libbie, and finally into Tibbie ;
but it was too late to mend matters., -
A doting old uncle and an adorning hus
band bad used the ,name too long -4t had
been associated with too much
° petting and
happiness—to be cast aside' ever; Tibbie
would remain Tibbie to those, who loved her
to the end,
Yes, , she had bilan, an old. man's darting,
as she was now a young one's, and the er
perience bad hardly fitted her for the rotes
The care.:free smile was banished' utterly
now from the pretty, pink month ; it was
drawnriike a grieved child's ; but the stead
fastbluereyes resolutely refused to shed their
Weight of tears. i , ,
Jack Ashcourk was very Sick, and hie wife
`knew it. On her unaccustomed sheulders
Aided the very preservation of his life ; and
avoid increasing his fever by excitement.
was her first instinctive care.
While to him she said, "Don't worry,
Jack 1" she was herself consumed byanxiety
They were in respectable lodgings in the
students' platter of Paris. .Ther were vrith
mit money or resources, needing the - where.
withal to pay for food, rent, and physician's
attendatice, and, strange as this seemed,• it
bad all come about, in a very natural way.
Their elegant lodgings of a month before
had been devastated by five; which had con
sumed their clothing' and money, with the
exception of a few dollars which Jack had
upon his person (having driven out of the
city with his wife at the thne of the dises-
ter litraltened by want of /means, they were
forced to take bumble though comfortable
apartments in the students' quarter, where
Jack happened to know some • young men,
and were on the eve of sending home for
n3imburaeinents, when a letter arrived from
libbie's uncle—the indulgent Uncle John,
who had been more than father to her—
that he would set sail immediately to join
This delightful news appeared to wash
any exertion on their part' unnecessary, for
Uncle John was a Census, and all .that he
bad - would be Tibbie's. • •
He had insisted that Jack should throw
ap his situation as book-keePer. and go
abroad for his health ; and the sea:vo3rage
baying cured Jack's cough, our young cou
ple were as happy as the proverbial king
and queen, until sadden misfortune over
First came &fire and the loss, and •then .
Jacks illness. *hat had caused the dent;
°Omani of the; fever which consumed him
he could not tell ; he only know thatlips
and throat were pitched, his head a ball of
lead, his blood liquid lava.
with snowy blinds and tender
eyes, bent over' him, watched' and tended
him in vain. Daily he grew ,sicker;' the
cool laving did not abate the fever which
scorched his vitals; the choice 'iamb she
had obtained by selling her lugs did not
tempt his appetite. And day after day went
by, and Uncle John did not come. •
Jack started up suddenly on his pillow.
• " The rent I • I thought the people turned
us out Ofhe
this plaiie for the rent.' It is due,
isn't it? 'T rent, you know
"Hush, Owls I Lie down.
" Mal you any the money waa all
goner a •
"1 hare a little. Vey not to be ao ner
vous, halt. Go to sleep again."
• "Oh, dear, I feel so strangely! And you
are all tired out. Poor, little Tibbie I
Stretch yourself on the outside of the bed
and try to rest. I need nothing now. I
an get the water myself."
libbie glancrd at the clock It was just
wen of the plisestit autumkerening. She
was so weary VP& would 1* "11;'inlet to lie
down, and she ld not go b`yaleep.
She stretche d on the Edo of th e
oel, and laid slim, cool Angus upon her
husband'. „Amelia& He breathed a sigh of
How fast the Skis flew after that until the
one on which 44 saamad.l to be dying!
There was hardly any puke. In his wrist,
and the frier iras supplanted by a deadly
"I tiro so faint, libbie l I could' take a
nip of cream, I d(rik, if 'it were cool and
nice. I feel as if 'were g."
It fleshed over Ribtde that ty), fad bid
turned, and the cool wealmesiwin a favors.
bb sign. 'Jack could not lift • a hand, but
be turned his gnat, hollow eyes toward the
ume mina. Tame was not a particle of
fad them. The jelly he could not take she
had been forced to , take to keep herself from
dinin g' 8 4 0 bad !!!ifea. Weft eke- for
twenty.four bars . . The mom seemed to
swim 'mad. Seek mud have nadah'
meat. Cream, wine, tender-desk--he most
bate tbe best, and at ones, ce be would die.
And far Jack to die—
She wept to a' mintlow and Moiled Out
span the twinkling lied , : Thenrim money
enough. It mu hie light to have idol be
angel. -Untie /aim woo* oome;•._10
vault be trio bite.- • -
She stood there at the wieenr ' with tbaz
*Able ply gam*. Akre Mut e tormidli
onger. She hoevod alteltuewWiit' .bin
people .61 such Sinn as We*: titit:iraia,
not seem irrong; It was, danist—tutt
Jack would die else, and itltitl : Stmt - seem
wrung:, • - --
She turned toward the bed, at bust.. • Jack
had fa ll en asleep, *
.poor,-: lime in
shadow. She gave aay sot` ; Irrang'
ter hands. thAsa she set her: White
teeth, and haled illehtly to UM' :apart
menmeat. . , -• .
, Her Malian& clothing was 'a
wardrobe—the, suit he had ,
of when he lay down upon . he
was to languish so long upoit4hr death.
bed, perhaps. Not while she'entitt*rent
it—at any cost ' •
Her face was white and'aet she ,
removed put ef• her -clotldigi*ltetend
herself in' her hasbatiTs. ' dftql
the soft felt bat wendown
and went cut into the night.
She treaded her way vaptprithiewsh the
lighted streets until - dm , tadankilne -lea
frequented. There was anzartinnwi-IP' Ttio
shadow of a • tree, and how
maidens' pumsr-by; there was another
glitter in her hand—the handle of a veva
This pure =Ma meditated roldnry,
murder. WO not? All the other lira in
sue worinwers not worth Jack's, to- hen
Riney she would have, menet the cost of
anther's life—money, money !
. A man went by, a Maly fellow,: rolling
beavily—paxsed in safety. She waited for
the int. There' shuttled by, an invalid,
poor and threadbare, and - coughing dolor.
onsly. Another, a lac', who probably had
not s sou.
It was a long time before more 'pedestri.
assn passed. Another big, bulking fellow ;
but they were all able helpless -under the
power of a revolver. But this one , was spot
By-and-by a slight, spare gentleman,
wearing a rich broadcloath cloak, came down
the sidewalk. He bad an orange in r his
hand.; he paused an instant to throw the
paring in the gutter. He turned and looked
inni a pistol's month. ••
". Money! 'Y'our money or your life !"
Tibblo saw plainly his • white,": shocked'
face. She even felt pity for him, he looked
so alarmed =CAL - He was evidently a
gentle and kindly ; num. Bathe fumbled at
hisp,breast and took out 'a portemonnaie. It
was wet filled.'
She grasped , it,, deliriously, triumphant ;
en a fierce hand .gripped her shoulder
.m behind. Detection, arrest—and sack
aack pining in that lonely chamber.
• 1 •
de haa m eamal rake np , dear
—ha' has come!"
- Her husband's low voice—footsteps,
eee, e knock the impatient opening . - of , a
door; a hit r y exclamation of "Bless' my
soul !" 441 nolo doles big beard brushing
"111thice, darling! Jack-40y, 'Tack, are
you sick : ?"
libbi‘ struggled out of the nightmare,
with a 4agping breath.
'Oh, 'oh, oh !" uras all she could say at
."Why, what, the dickens—" cried Uncle
He took his niece in his big arms, and sat
doirn in a great chair with her.
"Now tell uncle all about
1 1ibbie pressed her hands to her throbbing
"Oh,'Uncle John, such a horrible dream!
Jack is sick—we have no money. But all,
that horrible dream—the worst of all!"
"No money?. • Gaol Lott I ',Yon are
starving here I" cried Uncle Juka, utterly
He banged a big purse down upon th
table with oral. t .h force, that the long-tied
meshes broke; and the yellow sovereigns
rolled about tM &Or.
"Here ! whme is your man, your maid,
your servants? Mug the bell!" ringing it
'furiously himself. "Good heavens! why
dide I know this! 'What a sight you are,
Jack faint, Tibbie ! There, cry,
d d u•- " -cry I Do, deer-on old Uncle's shoul-
• Get the best of wine, oysters, beefsieak,
milk, eranges—evetything you can think of
to eat-,...huitautly—instantlyl .Don't Jet the
grass grow under your feet until ytAlliiis i ,.
here. Money? There is money: These
people belong to mot This is my niece ;
dot, is' , my nephew. Start_ your ; _isx4s
cried Uncle John. in emphatic but tinnaVail
' - And libbre.was forced to dry her tears,
laughing hySterically, and repeat the order,
in a mottled form, in French
It was 'obeyed with creditable speed, ;and
hi a short time plenty reigned.
Uncle' had come. Tibble ' s - trouble
had end She remembered-to look at the
cloCk; 'She had dreamed all that horror in
half an hoar; but in half a lifetime. it ,was
hardly era vivid.—Eather Bak Kenneth.
LOCUSTS OF CYPRUS.
The locusts in this district chiefly directed
their consist toward the points-set to south.
I took. by. compill„ the- direction in . which
6z ,_ differenktermies were marching, and
found that 2 Were steering: north, 6 north.
east, 12 east, FlO soutb.east, 18 ,southi 4
southwest, 5 week and I,worthowest. I •
have seen two armies 'marching in *mite
directions meet one another;, the 'mailer
seemed then to turn and Join , the- !sties.
Nothing seemed to stop , these columns; they
kept on their - course through villages and
yes walla, and even stream did not stop
them ; tho latter, which had been filled by
the rains, produced Demotions columns of la
mete where they had previously been desYuy=
ed. The locusts: in trying to get across
were drowned in numbers, but they can
keep afloat for a long time, and_ very many
were carried perhaps a mile ormine down
the stream until they reached a place where
they 'could get out. total' number of
82,220 pits were filled; . of these 4,280 were
filled in Muck 11,188 from let to 15th
April, 14,741 funs 16th to end of April, and
1,011 in May. On an average each pit con.
Weed abotit one cublic yard of locusts, and
weighed about 'BOO ekes ; • the total weight
was then abort 12,100 tans. Ido not think
the above figures are exaggerated ;2 s tr
late one aflame the head , of a•
about 400 yards. &idea, - from;: : lie of ,
screens, where atone One 10 pits had been
dug Joining one another. The next morn.
ing at about 1 0 o'clink I passed thew taps
and found them *bent two:third' fiilL
have often seen,' too, pits crier which no
traps were placed, Red and filrusg with. 10.
amds; they were coming Joao fast - that With
their own- numbers they were - mothering
one another before,they l d time to crawl
out. I have thned the Ailing of -pits, and ,
found that when the km* are ooming fast
they in about one hour; and a • half. At
Aya Serghidissi and other placeless ground
in front of many of•thew:resit was covered
With pits, filled with locitsts `and ws =there
was no irson i tto dig other., the - Screens. had
40 litibittOback.—PirlipuMag "vim •
OFR; A%os ataxia hi as silids.l es.
A *4er-in thkiloskez Com Menial Bull&
fits - gives following account of catching
reindeer in Siberia : This, was surprised
to find, pis task of honor' duration. - I
was to have a deer faun, a not a . tan.
dtua this,thae, and akin th famous -recipe
. 534 roast , the that essential Ares "find
witch row blire," so . now in prescribing a
minder rk& the important'preliminarystap
was " firribatchyorwrzdndeer."
The deer were wandering about in herds .
tiedbrg in the snow. They have a wonder
fully acute, smolt smell and can detect the
grass upon which they feed-even when it is
buried two or three feet under , the snow.
When owe they have located it they are,
perfectly crazy to get at ft, and with antlers
and forefeet scatter the snow right and left
until they hale cleared it away down to the
much coveted grass and. can feed' thereon. .
Thus they were engaged that mondng.-
Every individual in the community , took a
-12524 1 11 0 0 'wOrk of ftettin. deer
*rid . chit.
drewtriOnd ord. - 11 re heed was fipprolleh
ed, but scenting danger from afar and hav
ing no desfte for the harnessing which , they
hifithieftveOmee was in Mori for some. if
not all of them, put their noses in the air and
dashed away. Then began the excitement
of the occasion.
Every, individual in the company, save
myself, pushed after' he deer. I stood still
snd waited calmly so as not to ccimpromise
my dignity and high standing distin
guished petit. Beside“ rather wanted to
took on and enjoy the fun of 'the scam
When their wonldbe captors would Push for-
Ward, they woulddash away and tear around
indaround, just asyoungpolts inthe pasture,
run, - curvet and din* their'heels in
air when any attempt is Made to - catch and
bridle them. I
The faster the people an after them the
faster the deer would mi. The crowd be
gin to yell and made a most frightful: din,
keeping up all the time as long as their
breath lasted a continual stream of sholiting
and screaming. Even attemptedX sup :
pose to see if the deer could not be terrified
into submission, had no effect.
For aught I know the chase might have
been lasting to this day oven, had it net been
for an agile youth of eighteen or twenty
years •who evidently thinking skill of more
consequence than noise had wisely / kept his
month slint.arid his eyes at work. • Getting,
to the windward - of the herd when, its atten.
tion was attracted by the , ' noise and 'wild
actions of the company of pursuers, at an
opportune moment he dashed;gip to the
nearest, animal and 'seizing bile' the
antlers; with one spring' latided on his
The deer was startled and plunged and
kicked like ajnad aniinal. But it Was of no
use, the fellovii stuck to his back air: though
he was glued here. In a Mir moments the
animal finding that it was impossible to dig:
lodge the burden upon him and reatizing I
that ho was caught, calmed down complete.
ly, and in the most ()Odle manner allowed
a couple of the men M cOme up and put tler
harness on him. Once harnessed he was*
meek and patient as a stOet.ca horse.
-1 , I
Only the most enthusiastic, love of tpeit
drofesedon could possibly have sustained- the
neophytes in the misery,-slavery and hard
ships they had to go through before their
obilities could attain any recognition. In:
those days the stage-struck youth or maiden
cold not, by the aid of a friendly introduc
tion and a few' 'mons from some well known
actor obtain an appearance upon the Lon
don stage, and disgust a critical audience
• with their inane lispings and raw attempts.
No, the- young gentleman , or lady, be they
who they might, _would have had to rough it
as their prototypes had done before them.
Besides the fear of starvation, there was the
fear of the law, which sometimes drove the
poor wretches out of tow if they bacl been
lepers, and sometimes consigned them: to ti
prison as vagrants. 'heir poverty was
sometimes appalling,; tuleitti shillings would'
be regarded as a good nigld's takings, and
yet when all charges , were paid the cotnpany
seldom got more than would pay for a stock
supper; sometimes they licoild not - obtain
oven that. A shirt and a pair of stockings
between two, which had to be shifted as each
was reqtdred upon the stage, was a common
Condition ; and clothes had frequently to be
borrowed from good natured patrons before
the ladies and gentlenien could appear for
their delectation. Romeo would give forth
his impassioned utterances standing in a
muddy pool formed by the rain dripping
thrOugh the broken roof of the barn, and if
the ground happened to be of stiff clay, he
sometimes found it impossible to extricate
his foot_ without leaving his shoe behind
while ' Juliet babbled of nightingales and
poinegranate trees with chattering teeth and
-nose _rasped by the piercing December
The promotimfrom.this to the small 'ci s
milts, even though' he pay of the leading
actor seldom pitiAeg i f ed one gables per week,
must have seem6d like a translation to Par-
dise. ' The manager leased some half - do fen
theatres, more or less, and in' passing from
one to the other, continued to seep his com
pany employed thrcinghout the year; the
same pieces, all sterling comedies and trage.
dies, with at a later date a few melodranias,
w#re repeated overind over again.; this was
a great advantage to tbe actor since, should
be ever attain the dream of his ambitiun, an
apeanurce at-themat Linden theatres, he
wadi be able , to adict one of his best stud.
led parte for his debut.,
a nes runrrein nauctilOUlS
There is no better. way of finding out whet .
Winthrop and his hien& had in mind *hem
they came to kfassachusetts than to wroth
their own written words: And when we do
this we see at once that , tiwir aim was the
construction of a tUoa4. tio state whieh
should be to Christians,.tuider the New Tes.
tament dispensation, all that tie theocracy
of Moses and Joshua and Samuel had been
to the Jews in Old, Testament days. They
Should be to all intents and purPoses freed
from the jurisdiction of the Stuart king; and
so far u possible the teat of the Holy Scrip.
tures should 'be their guide both in weighty
matters of general legislation and in the
shaping of the smallest details of daily life.
In such a scheme there was no room for re.
ligions liberty as we understand it.. - No
doubt the textof the Scriptures mai be in.
terpreted in many ways, but among &these
men there was a substantial agreement as to
ail important points, and nothing could have
been further from their thoughti than to
have found a colony which should afford $
field for new experhilents in the art of right.
living. r The State they were , to found h as
to &insist of a united body of believers;
izenship itself was to be oo.extensive with
chUf 1 nienthership; and in such a. state
there was apparently no more room liar
heretics than there was in Rome or Madrid.
This was the idea which drew 4 Winthrop and
Lie folkowers from England at a -time -*hen
Claw might-hive staid there aid defied per._
secutkul with lea trouble than it Cost them
to cross the man and found a 'new
Ain Ask In Haria g s -
THE SWORDSMAN OF THE SEA.
Some Newlelsia:Absettioillfau ell
Warrilergif lb, Derv..
. . . , .
Lieutemanz Wood'glves sense Interestizig
of later= hubecome quite aebanstry on
the New-England coast. =; During July, Au
gust and . September Many smacker are fitted
out for the capture of thee° Ashes. Part of
the past summer the . Lookout devoted to
investigating the grounds they frequent and
disareering new localities where they
almond. The swordfish is taken by hat
'pomihig and Vary_in -weight from 100 to
600 pounds apiece. • They are armed with a
flat sword about the feet in length, with
which they kill their prey, cutting it up by a
horizontal motion of their sword before eat
ing it. The meat is white and delicate and
kings a very good priatin all the Northern
markets. - ',The lizpion is used with a• 46
.taamble head; to which ii fastened abode
:forty fathoms of line about one.third of el:
inch in thickness. To the end of this lino
is 100ned a email keg to act as a buoy.
The smack is provided With a temporary
Platform stabs end of her , bowsprit called
the " pulpit." Upon this
A lookout is stationed at the n masthead to
discover 'the fish. They are seen feeding
near the surfice of the water, usually' with
the long, curved dorsal fin and upper per.
tion of tail showing above the water. • The
smack bears away for the fish, and the man,
in the "pulpit," if' he gets within reach,
planti his harpoon as near the centre 'of the
body of the fish as he can. The harpoon
Pole pulls out by lamina' of a small line at
the uppo end as soon as the ash starts off,
the harpoon line and bony being thrown
overboard't the'sane time. The fish is
then allowed to exhaust himself by towing
the buoy for a greater or . Wier time, acoord
ing to kis size and the way be was struck.
The smack in the meantime cruises about
for other flab.
When it is desired to take the harpooned
fish a man goes after it in a,small boat,, pro
iided with a short lance, Much like a sear
lance. He picks up , the buoy and gradually
*4 in and playa out the line,-exactly as
c 4 might is playing with a salmon, until
the 'fish is 'worn out, when the finishing
stroke is given by lancing. it through: the
head and gills. With all this care the fish
are frequentlyoost, owing to their great
strength and Nagar and the delicate nature,(
the flesh, in.which 'the harpoon is embed
Lieutenant Woods states that one was
caught by the Lookout this' summer which
weighed, when dressed, four hundred
pounds. Ho says he has noticed as high as
twenty, arenas engaged in 'this fishery with-
in a radius of six miles. - Among the speci
mens on board the Lookout is the sword of
ono fish measuring four feet from: where
sawed -off at the !
head to the point. It
varied from six Inchesrto two inches in
br'eadth and about two-sixteenths in thick
ness at the sharp end.—Baltimore Bun
WHY KEROSENE LAMPS. BURST.
Girls, as well as boys, need to uriderstani
about kerosene explosions. A great many
fatal accidenti happen from trying -to pour
a little kerosene on ithe fire to make it kindle
better, also by pouting oil into a lamp while
it is lighted. Mod pen4ons suppose that it
is the ketosene itself which explodes, and if
they,are very careful to keep the oil its&
from' being touched by the fire or the light
there will be no danger. But this is not so.
If a ean or a lamp is left abrint half full of
kerosene oil the -oil 'will dry up—that is
" evaporate —a little, , and will form, by
mingling with the air it the upper 'part, a
very explosive gas. Yon cannot see this,gas
any more than yen can see air. Bat if it is ,
disturbed and driven out, and a blaie reach.
es it, thete *ill be .a terrible explosion, al
though , the blaze did not touch the on.
There are several otber liquids used in
houses and workshops which *ll produce
an explosive vapor ir(this way. train° is
one; burning fluid is another '; na the,' alco
hol; other and chloroform may do * the same
In a New York workshoplately there was
a can of benzine or gasoline on the floor. A
boy sixteen years old lighted a cigarette and
threw the burning match close to the can.
He did not dream there was any danger, be."
cause the liquid was Corked up in the can.
But time was a great explosion-and he was,
badly hurt. This seems very mysterious.
The probability is that the can had been
standing there a good while and a good deal
of vapor had formed, some of which had
leaked out around the dropper and was hang
ing in a sort of an invisible cloud over and
aroma the can : and this *cloud, when the
match struck it, eiptoded.
Suppose a girl tries to fill a lierer,rene lamp
without first blowing it out. Oicoarse the
lamp hi nearly empty or she would not- care
to fill it. This empty space is filled with a
cloud of explosive vapor ariaikik from the oil
in the lamp. When she pirshes the nozzle
of the can into the lamp, fills the empty
space and pubes the clad of explosive va.
por tip, the , vapor is of ecl to pour ont
over the *p, at the top, into the room =V.
side.: Of /gorse it strikes against the Max.
ing wick which the girl is holding do'Wn by
one side. The blaze of the wick sets the in.
visible cloud of vapor on fire, and,there is an
explosion which ignites the oil and scatters it
over her clothes and over the furniture of
the room. This is the way hi which a kero
sene lamp bursts. The same thing may
happen when a girl - -pours the oil over the
fire in the nue° or i ldove, if there is a_ eland
Of vapor in the upper part of the can, or 'if
the stove isbot enough to vaporize quickly
some of the on as it falls. Remember that
it is not the on bat the invisible vapor which
explodes.' Taking.ade that the on does nes
take fire Will not protect you. There is us
safety except in the :role: Never, pour on
ona ere or into a lighted lamp... ,
Otristian Mi kes.
SOCIAL FEATURES OF THE SOUTH.
All Southern towns and communities con.
fain their offensive elements, but they are
confined almost exclusively to the black pop.
elation, says a corrawndent of the Buffalo
Courier. The white men in the &nab 'rise
liquor freely, oven a greater proportion of
them than in the North, perhaps, and it' is
not an =usual sight to, see men in public
under its influence ; but it is a rare thing to
see one who becomes boisterous, or_ who in
any manner intrudes upon or annoys other
people. Whiskey does met overcome their
natural politeness of outward manner or
inalVhem appeai each absolute brutes as
is the case with the people by whom ram
now surrounded. There are other social
features of life hire whicht any, more
plea4et either by cow • or as distinct
facts.'• In the Southall menial services are
performed by negroes, with whom you are
brought in contact ordy in that relationship.
Have, let the hotel table, the header and the
bar.rodom porter being white, take' theic
places 'alongside of the guests in their shirt.
slecives the one smelling strongly of the
stable and the other of stale beer and cheap
cigars. I might go on to eacuieeiste a hun
dred annoyances connected with life in this
ssetfon which do - not present themselves on.
41C-wthe social chasificatiotat that obtain is
*he anaemic* coming, ono by one, -
THI the boys were tire and the - girls _were
:.nd the big brown house was navel:with tun
From the basement Doer to the old red tree.
ate garden flowers the Ilitte ones grew,
Nurtured and trained with the tenderest care.
Warmed by love% sunshine, bathed in its dew,
They.bloomed intobeauty, like noes rare.
But one of the boys grew we ono day,
And, leaning his bead On his mother's breast,
He said.. I am tired and =mot play ;
Let me sit awhile on - Your knee and rest."
She cradledbini close In her fond embrace,
She bushed him to sleep with her sweetest
And myturous love still lighted her face
When his spirit had Joined the heavenly throng.
Then the eldest girl, with her thoughtful ere%
Who stood where - , "the brook and the river
Stole softly away into paradise
• Bre "the river" bad reached her &mills- feet.
. Whilethe father's eyes on the grave were bent,
The mother looked upward beyond the gales ;
" Our treasures," she whispered; "were only
OM' 'Wings were angels M earth's disgtdse."
The years dew by and the children began
With longing tO think of the world outside; •
And is each, 111 his term became a man,
The boy ir: proudly went from the father's side;
The girls were women so gentle and fair
That; loveis were speedy to woo and win;
And With orange blossoms in,braided hair,
The oitthome was lett, new homes to begin.
80, One by one, the children have gone— ,
The boys were are and the girls werstluee
And the blg brown house Is gloomy and }one.
With but two old folks for its company.
They ULM to each other about the east, 1
As they sit together ai evenUde, 1.
And say, "All the children we keep at lest
Are the boy and the girl who In ClUldimod
, What is quoted as " heuse4emse" is' fn-,
qdently nothing more than horse-habit;
showing what almost any anima can learnby,
practice ; but ,it is true that . the modern'
"educated" city fire-engine hones,' a it
rule, do wonderful credit .to their trainers,
and also to their- own intelligence. The
team of No. 12 Hose Company, Bann
Highlands, are good specimens of this.
- They are handsome animals and as noted
for their remarkable intelligence as for their
fine appearance. Under :the • care of the
members, the horses have become very
tractable,, and are obedient to the slightest
word or gesture. A•few mornings ago/mine
evidences of their understanding were wit.'
:leased,- and are well worth detailing.
One horse, ‘Nbarlie," had received no
food since the night previous, and when he
IMO given his morning's supply of oats, he
began eating with great zest, but the words,
"Charlie,' come here," spoken in
. a km tone
from the rear of the, stable, caused him in
dandy to stop eating his tempting breakfast,
and to back from his stall and walk to the
person calling him. Each of the horseq did
the same thing without hesitancy, and ;at
the command, "go back," each trotted to
,The hainesees were reproved from the
horses, and each one'was told in =cession.
to go and Of on his . collar.; The co ll ars
were &wakenend, so that tha ; heads could
go through,ind each horse walked deliber.
ately across the floor and wriggled his head
into his collar. Without the slightest aid.
After this they poked their heads into their
bridle; which were held for them, each
horse opening,his month and taking his 'bit
„The main part of; the harnesses can be
hung in any part of the room wits the as
surance that at the word of command the
horses wdl walk to the exact spot - and Place
themselves in imeh a position that' the her-
ear t be readily d ro p pe d i r do owe.,
The endeavor of the animals to secure a
position favorable to the easy adjustment of
the Collars almost compels Cue to believe
that they Are endowed with reason —Bostoi&
Time Magalatent Cathedral that Studs
Under the Moors all of Southern Spain
was converted into One vast garden, with
Perilous . cities, gorgeous palaces sad
mosques, manufactories and schools. oordo'4
became the capital of 'the Moorish Empire
when it declared itself indePendent of Da r ,
mascus, and later on 'had its alcazar, its
harem, over - wren hundred mosques, as
many schools, and gardens end bath-housei
without dumber. It was during this period
thektlwy built the great mosque that Was to
outiival the most magnificent ones of thM
East 'and draw pilgrims to its shrine from
the whole Mohammedan. world. IS is now a
cathedral, with much at:ibi original beauty'
destroyed by the OhristiOs, that they might
put out of sight' the 'Work of the hated
Moors. And yet enough :mains' of that'
most elegant and delicate of all architecture
to make a picture that has no equal in Eti.
rope. lusrea it covers over 800,000 square
feet-67,000 more than St. Peter's at Rome.
Over 1,100 columns of evetircolor and shade
of marble, black green and white porphyry
and vatiegated jasper from Arabia, Mica
and. Constantinople supped the •multiltude of
horseshoe arches that curie gracefully down
from the roof to meet thkon. - The sanctu
ary, or mih-rab—the holy; of holies—stands
in the central recess, enclosed with delicately
carved lace work walls of whiki marble and
enamelled mosaics illumhisted from under
neath with gold and blue. • The roof is of
marble, formed like a shell, from the centre
of which once hung the 1,700 lamps that
lighted up the beautifully blended colorings
and filled the space with odors of their per
fumed oiL Underneathsks* the altar of
ivory,' precious woods 'and stones, 'studded
with gems and inlaid with gold, from which
was read the famous Ortbmanfo Koran te l
the seasatbled faithful grouped on their
knees in the great masque' beyond.-4L
i Louis Globe-Democrat. •
About six months ago Charles
Sacramento,- CaL, eon of Mrs. W. IL
Coker, of Auburn, carried home a bunch of
lxinanas. 4mong the bunnies ha found a
small egg, about the also of that of a canary.
Wm *tie took the egg and put it in a small
covered toy dish on the maiiilepiece. Dnr
ing fair week Mr. Addinuton!s sister went
down from Manna, and white'm her broth
er's house very naturally inspected the toys
and ornaments in sight. 'She lifted the lid
of the said little dish, bur Aroppirig it, with
a scream that attracted' the household;
Jen:sped back and tremblingly wanted to
know what kind of an animal they had in
that dish. " None," they all insisted. • After
due argument and not . a little amusement a
what was believed to be iiister's
Hon, the lid lies carefully raised, and sure
enough out pipped an aninul. In the excite.
nient of the moznent Mr. Addington put his
foot on it and killet it. It was of the crocodile
species, twin four to five inches in length,
and it had been hatched from the little egg
put them some six month z. previousl.* -
Pieies of the eggshell still remniined is
the dish, but some bird seed that Iris in the
dish when the egg was put there .had all
been Consumed, and on this aka* had the
animal subsisted. Asa case Qf
batitni and sivniended animation this would
acid interest to the sitatistm,—Pkwer Rau
THE CHILDRHK WE KEEP.
HARNESSING THEMSELVES. !'..`
THE MOORISH CAPITALS
HATCHING, ft CROCODILE.
$1.60 a Year; 111
- ITEMS OF Itrf:EMSOTs -
NtAnNiiiel . se Vane 04144, fro* ufff• 11114
—An Oregon Hoiltou...boli been wasted
for polygamy. '
—A tots:pm-old be Y* jail at Haider.
son, Tex., for murder. I •
—Hamill% Tenn., /um t factory where
buttons are made of mmektibells.
—DiseassiOn of memilion in England
has brought out many advoitates of the prao.
—The Chinese language is spokei by
about 800,000,000 people,,,Engijah by. about
-IL ie said that the idol worshippers of
'many heathen lands now vonhlpidids made
hi New England. .
—A six-year -old boy broke Ma il wieck' in
Oregon county, Missouri, the othe yby
"trying to tam a somersault..
—ln lithe Valley,' New lifer ice, w rope
and a post are used to secure prisoners, as
tliere is no jail is which to other them
— The mide hie the rePtitadis hiving
the smallest and dantiest feet for its site of
all hoofed animals, but he is' dreadful handy
—A:gr . pcer in -Columbus, Ohio, caught a '
nit and - put a bell on him, and • teu days
afterward the identical'rodent was captured
in a warehouse in Cincinnati. Do rats
—The state of Puebip, Mexico, has en
acted that all persons engaged in the °airs
lion of cotton shall be exempt from the pay
meat of taxes or personal contributions for
—There is no let up in the rage for buy
ing cattle and starting a ranohe in Western
Texas. The mania has rim cows to fabu
lous prices. A few years ago they sold for
$lO and $l2, but now for $4O and 50.
is estimated that since Ina has
been opened to intercourse with other sus.
lions the population of the country. has• fal
len from 260,000,000 to 250,000,000 as - the
result of internal war's, etnivatiatus and fam
ines. • -
—fieven.ienths of the Unit mattc r
patched at the Washington Pest Office goes
free, rider frank or in free envelopes.
Thus : ttt expenses of the office are in.
mused and the revenue thereof is not sulk
—At Knoxville, Tenn.; recently, a happy
=vie were entering the Clerk's office for a
.anarrlage license, when j the - bride was so
yer_ipme with lxvihfuhiess she an off up
,_thestreet 'With the aid of two clerks she
was headed off, caught and pit through. .
—Virginia comes seventh on the list of
10 -Producing &nee, the oyster , menhaden
And shad tiaberiesHhaing the three branches
c'Phich ha . citizens - are most extensively
thirsted. Her Menhaden flsherie' a, are of
origin, but have developed rapidly.
Mobile lawyer who bought • a rocmd
zip ticket to Niagara Falls and w a s put off,
m his return, by a conductor on the .'lron
Koznitain Raid, because his ticket should
'Jaye been ccemblisigned by somebody at
Magas*, has recovered $2,000 at law from
:he railroad company whose servant
tdm: . ejep t ed
—A'jgentleman living on John strut,
Providence, paid his grocery bill on Monday
tll in pennies, there Wag 6,200 of them, a
water pan more than half full weighing for
w.eerven pounds in all The grocery man
"kinked " at having to take the coin, bat he
received them and tinned them into the
bank. The nest day he vas skinnishlog
ironed among the stores in the *bait" to
pat enough pennies to make Usage with.
—A number of distinguished gantlemazi
visited the Natural Bridge in Virginia, and
one of them tried to imitate George Wash
ington, who threw a silver dollar over, the
bridge. A second attempt was made and a
second failure took place. A third - dollar
was about to be sacrificed, when William Y.
Everts prevented any farther waste by- sug
gesting that " the dollar of the present time
will not , go as far as t h e dollar of our dad.
—The city of Wheeling, W. Va., is 1131 im
portanecentrentfurniture making. and has
five or siz large factories, employing a great
number of 'workmen. The business ,is
steadily growing, as the supply of some of
the best walnut and poplar timber in the
Union is large and near at hand, the pied
being comiequently !ay low. A large busk
nese is done within a radius at 100, =Hai of
the city in cutting loge and shipping them to
—A statement is in circulation in the
Western newspapers that about six menthe
ago a cavalry soldier at the Walla Walla gar.
rison invented a breech-loading army car
bine. He was recently ordered.to Washing
ton to submit the improved weapon to the
Secretary of War and a board of officers ap
pointed to consider and report upon its mer
its. The committee approved the mot and
on their report the soldier received:4)6o,ooo
out of the national Treasury for hiniinven-
Sam " -
—Many persona not acquainted with the
teebniciditiee of the tailor's craft hare ben
puzzled to understand what elan of work.
men entailed for in the signs which appear
from time to time at the dorm; of oar cloth.
ing buses--" &wham= wanted." Such
indiridnkt are refined to the explanation
that walgiTen the other day IT one of those
men who never will confess to the 'existence
of anything that they do' not know, -who,
being asked -the meaning of the term, re:
plied, "Oh, they are - men who get-so much
a bushel for sswineon button."
LANDMARKS IN NEW YORK:
Venerable Got/omit= with rhfte hair and
gold headed canes may be seen mar day ,
regretfully watching the tearing down of the
old Post Office building on Nsenin steady'
says a correspondent of the Iktilaki Costrier.
It is now 'all &rem , Some of the old
gentlemen talk to other spectators on the
sidewskolilmit ttio pity it is to reniove so
ancient and interesting a kndms*. "I .
used to attend church there," said one vet.
man recently, "mil it seems hire parting
from a life-lore friend to see the old &cif
'going." It is more than a generation '
though, since the building was used as a
church. The congregation Pre it up 'Pug
before the section , where the fe4donable
churches now are wee populated ail aIL
The chief - lib:Wksl interest connected_ with
the Wilding belongs to the revolatknory
period. When the-British had possession
of New . York they Used it pertly as a prison
and.partly ass stable: They Lad no amp.
les as to which of these purposes it was put
It was again • place of worship when Wash:
ingtan took the , oath of Oleo al President at
the corner of - Will and Nassau streets,.
Many of the Knickerbockers- had pews
there; and considered it not ad, if Imam=
1 but an ffeistecntki edifice. But landmarks
'lksve little ohanoeln New York Very few
'awn to care anything about thins, and -the
lbw who do care have onlymtabstract intern.
est: One after another Owyhee@ of ands*
note pass away, and In a little while they'
use wholly forgotten. Bamockena is the
*irk of the day. Hard cash is the thing:
sentiment may go 'Lang. Then an pliF,Oer
at many** would sell their geniikthinr
tombstones if they could indlkSpee.