The Tioga County agitator. (Wellsboro, Tioga County, Pa.) 1865-1871, June 02, 1869, Image 1

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Tlio propiietors havestookod theaatablishm e
A ,th a new a varie assortment of
Aro proparo to excouto neatly l d promptly
Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, and a full assortment
cl Constables' and Justices' Blanks on hand.
People living at a
.distanto can depondon hav
ing their work done promptly and sent back in
return mail*:
-., EA LOD E, No. 317, A, Y. M., meets at their hell
, v , ir Dr. Roy's drug store, on Tuesday evening, on or the Full Moon, at 7 o'clock I'. Ai
vin; 1 CHAPTER, No. 194, R. A. M.,. moots at the
it ill. on Thursday evening,ou or before the Full
.1 out, at 7 o'clock P.
A COUNCIL, No. 31, It. S. MASTERS,tneeta nt
flail, on the third Friday of each calendar
.1) on t It, at 7 o'clock P.
fuIiPLAR, and the appendant orders, meets et the
il.tll, on the first Friday of each calendar mouth, at
7 o'clock P. M.
~I,urance, Bounty and Pension Agency, Main
, uect Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1,1868. , •
},wry Public and Insurance Agent, Bloss
,,urg, Pa., over Caldwell's Store.
Odic° with IV. 11. Smith, Esq., Main Street,
„ i mwite Union, Block, Wellsburo,
ily 15, 1868.
iIOLESALE DRUGGISTS, and dealers in
Nall Paper, Kerosene Lamps, Window Glass,
Perfumery, Paints and Oils, &o.
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 1, IS6B.—ly.
First door from Bigoney's, on the Avenue)—
Yill to business entrusted to their care.
the counties of Tioga and Potter.
IVollsboro, Jan. 1, 1868.
Wellsboro, Tioga Co., Pa.
uluim Agent, Notary Public, and Insurance
k4Mit. Ile will attend promptly to collection of
P,,isions, Back Pay and Bounty. As Notary
Public ho takes acknowledgements of deeds, ad
ministers ortbs, and will act as Commissiondr-to
,kc, testimony.ry,D - 011ice over Itoy's Drug Store,
Agitator Office.—Oct. 3p. 1367
John W• GuernscV,
rammed to this county with a view of
making it his permanent residence, solicits
share or . public patronage. All business en
trusited to his care will he attended to pith
vrot ptness and fidelity. Office 2d door south
of E. Farr's hotel. Tioga, Tioga Co., Pa.
ti RAPER AND TAILOR. Shop over .1 Om It
Dowen's Store. !TAT- Cutting, Fitting, an
Repairing done promptly and in best style.
Wolisboro, Pa.. Jan. 1,1863-1 y
AILOR. Shop first door north of 1.. A. Sears's
Shoo Shop. ;Mr-Cutting, Pittingond Repair
ing done promptly and well.
Wellsboro, Pa., Jan. 1, IS6B.—ly.
i'AILOR, AND CUTTER, has opened a shop
on Craton street, rear of Sears ,t; Derby's shoe
shop, where ho is prepared to manufacture gar
ments to order in the most substantial manner,
and with dispatch. Particular attention paid
‘a"" . - - 2"—OPin 1"s- vs;:6.irnio
Will attend to Professional calls in the village
of Welisboro and elsewhere,
Office and Rovidenco on State St. 2d dour o
the right going Eabt. [Juno. 24, IS6B.
BACON, M . D., lato of the 2d Pa. Cavalry, ;atm
nearly four years of army service, with a large
operinnee in field and hospital practice, has opened an
Alice for tho prictico of medicine and surgery, in all
, ts blanches. Persons from a distance can tool good
is - Lading at the Penneylvarim Hotel when desired.— any part of the State in consultation, or to
perform surgical operations. No 4, Union Block. up
swag. Wollsboro. Pa., May 2,18G13-Iy .
Wm. B. Smith,
KNOXVILLE, Pa. Pension, Bounty, and In
,aranco Agent. Communications sent to the
ahoy° address will receive prompt attention.
Terms moderato. [jan 8,;1868-133
Thos. 13.13rsrden.
Ins room, Townsend Uotol, wil
meet with prompt attention.
Jan. 73, 1667.—tf.
,CPLATED WARE, Spectacles, Violin String,
Manhfield, Pa. Watches and Jew
dry neatly repaired. Engraving'done in plait
English and Gorman.,
llairdressiug c Shayling.
Saloon over Willcox & Barker's store, Wells
horo, Pa. Particular attention paid to Ladies'
Itaix,-cutting, Shampooing, Dyeing, etc. Braids,
Tolls:coils, and swiehos on hand and made to or
ATILL WRIUUT—Agent for all the beet
for :ge‘vart's Oscillating Movement for Gang and
Mulay Saws.
fioga. Pa., Aug. 7, ISGS, ly.
Dealer in DRY GOODS of nll kinds, Barth% alc
and Yankee Notions. Our assortment is iar l ,c
and prices low. Store in Union Mock. Call
in gentleman.—may 201868-Iy.
etor,' A new Hotel conducted on the principle
of live and lot live, for the avenue wed:llion - of
the public.—Nov. 11, 1866.-Iy.
Good stabling, attached,- and an attentive hos
tier always in attendance
li. S. FARR,
F.STFIELD Borough, Tioga Co. Pa., E. 0
Proprietor. A now and nom troglion
{wilding with all the modern improvements
Witilirroasy drives of the best hunting and tieh
ing grounds in Northern Penn'a. Conveyance
furnished. Terms moderate.
Feb. 5, IS6S—ly.
11Z;tAili WALTON 1110U§sE,
Gain6s, Tiora County, Pa.
a new hotel located within easy access or the
hest fishing and hunting grounds in North
ern Pennsylvania. No pains will be spared
theayommodation of pleasure seekers and
the trav t Oing public. [Jan. 1, 1868.]
Bounty and Pension .I ,, eney.
LiAn NG receivoil definite' i egai dto
11. the extra bounty allowed by th, act api.r,,red
ISKand having on hand a tinge 01 ill
ir•e.eiary blanks : l am Prepared to prosoeiii.•
and bounty claims which may be in my
11 , ials. Persons living at a distance can cum num nicato
4 -uhmebrletter,and their etuninnnicat %%ill be
prmnptly answited . ' WM. If. SMITH .
14, 1Igboro.October 24,1866 .
Over Witemi if? Van V;Thenbhrtitt Store. in the
roa m lately occupied by.llenj. &city.
BOOTS 1 SHOES of all kinds made to
_LP 411)
order nibin the best manner.
REPAIR. NG of all kinds done promptly and
4 0 0 d. Give' us a call.
Baldwin Sirect,,
OUR NI corwo .
Of every description, in all styles of Binding,
and as low, for quality of Stock, as any Bindery
in the State. Volumes of every description
Bound in the best manner and in any style or
Executed *lithe best manner. Old Books re
bound and made good as new.
ilzkey,&auct MIWZDZ,Lk,
I am prepared to furnish back numbers of all
Rpviews or Magazines -published in the United
States or treat Britain, at a low price,
Ofnll sizes and quallities,on,hand, Killed or plain
pf any quality or size, on hand and•cut up ready
for printing. Also, BILL PAPER, and CARD
BOARD of all colors and quality, in hoards or
cut to any size. _ _
Cap, Letter, Note Taper, Envelopes,
filet, I wll tvarrant equal to Gold Pens. The
best in use and no mistake.
The above stock I will E. ell at the Lowest Rates
at all times, at a small advance on Now York
prices, and in quantities ,to suit_ purchasers, All
work and stock warranted as represented.
I respectfully solicit a share of public patron
age. Orders by mail promptly attended to.--
- Address, LOUIS KIES,
Advertiser building,
Sept. 23, I Bn7.—ly. • Elmira, N.Y.
ty AV ING np a now hottil banding on the
.11_ of I hio .1111 Ullll/11 lintel. lately tlesti used by lip
DUNN tead3• to ieceiNe and entertain gue,ts.
Union Ilotrl a•at intended for a Temperance now:,
and the Pt oprieWr believe,' it eati Hnstaineil withott
grog. An attentive hostler is Ilttellii:111CO.
ll'elkhorn, inns 26.15)67.
One dour almve - the Meit Market,
RESPECTFULLY announces to the trailing
public that ho has a Mr•iraltle stock of Orm
comes, comprising, Teas, Ctinees, Spices, Sagai•
Molasses, Syrup , t, nail all that constitutes a tir,t
class stock. Oysters in ot•ory style at all sea•
sortable hours,
WollAoro, Tan. 2, 1 SII7-tf
Great Excifetnent I Johnson impeached, and l'om
bree'e Booota and Shoes trintbpliant I The milisember
would tiny to the people of Westfield and vicinity t hat
he is manufacturing a Patent Beet which he believe , to'
poetics,, the felrowinindvantage over all others:ost,
tl; r f,javi3Ehouti,w,atipo sit vo They break
solicited. :Tole right ol Westtleld -- iownehlp and itTr*
secured.. lie has also just received a - aplendlcl set of
balmora Ipa t t erne," lgtest.dtylcs. 001110^ one, cone,, all I
We are bound teisell'clicap for catiltror ready pay! Atop
one door snail, of B,intlern ft bolegrove.
Westfield Coro', Feb. 13 Mg. J. Tt. P,MnftEl.:
STOVES, 1 1 .1.1 - ltril E,
Carriage and Harness Trimmings
Corning, N. Y., Jan. 2,1.367-1 y
- -
Kept constantly on hand, and furnished to or
ler, by
artis new store, 2d door above Itoy's 11 ii ltliu„
Wellsboro. (June 10, ISOS.I
(Milli Buffalo Platform Scales, all ordinary
sizes, for heavy, and counter use, may be
found at the Hardware Store of Wm. Roberts,
Wcllsboro. These Scales are the Fairbanks pat
ent and have no snperior anywhere. •rfhey are
made i n the best style and have taken the premi
um at all the great exhibitions.
I Imre the solo agency for these Scales in this
Welkbeio, Feb. 12, IOnS.
170, 172, 17-1 (1,176 GREENWICH ST.,
rill-1E UNDERSIGNED takes pleas
lire in announcing to big numerous friends
and pitrons that front this date, the chargc
the Pacific will be $2,50 per day.
Being tole Proprietor of this House, end there
fore free front the too common exaction of uu
inordinate rent, he is fully aldo to meet the
downward tendetn,y of prices tt itl t eut any
off of service.
It will now, r 9 heretofore, be hit+ aim to main
tain undiminished the favorable reputation of
the Pacific, which it has enjoyed for many years,
WI ono of the hest of travelers hotels.
Thc) tablo will bountifully rupplied with
overt' deflettoy of tho season.
The attendance will be found efficient and
Tho location will bo found conVoniont lor
those whose business calls them in tho lower
Part of the city, being one door north of Cort—
land Struet, and ono block west of 'Broadti
and of ready access to an Itsil Road and Si estn
Des. 2, 1 86S—tlIn JOA N PATTEN.
Eeriherha. fitted up the room: ad-
Joining D. P. Roberts Tin and roe Store
for the rnannfactlire and role of ' I
C r; .1 1' S, (all urades), Fuei c y amt Common
S.ll-0117LVG 77113210C0,3lichigan Fine Cut
CITE 117 Of o,and all_l.•iuds
PLUG ronA CCO, PIPES, and.l7l:-clinli
exs/ .13 rand it' S.
0:111 and see fel. yourselves.
wt , iiThoro, St - 0 - 1 11, 18(16-- 11.
IiLE RIJN Pi4TEIL—W e heray evrCry
_4 that we have used the Plaf-ter Inanufaetur,(l
bt Chatupney k Berriatter, at their works on nik
Run, in Gaines township, and we believe it to he
equal if not superior j to 'he Cayuga Platter.
David Smith S M ennoble A P Cone
M H Cobb 11 E Simmons Bern:flier
G W Darker • A.r a smith E Strait
Slt Davis Albert, King John C Miller
.1 11 Watson' , WII Watrous L L Mar>h
11 M Smith 'OA Smith II M
J 1) StJolt. P C Van Gelder J.l Smith
Jared Davis J p Zimmerman CI. King
Lir, Smith.
N. B.—Plaster silways on hand at the Mill--
Price $5 por ton, Nov, 4, 1888.
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Pens, Pencils, &e
I ;lin solo agent for
PENS, OP var♦rous sur;s, run LAntrts
3E3 c) c. t ksit cfc SS 13. , c) 4:3 sa .
Scales! Scales ! Scales !
New Yi» h
New Tobacco Store !
t'l l #,tfti t OVA'l4)l'.:
It's 0 my heart, my Item t
To he out in the sun and sing;
To Ring and shout in the fields about,
In the balm and the blossoming.
Sing aloud, U bird in the tree!
bird. sing laud in the sky ;
And hency-bores blacken the elov . cr-beds—
There are none of-yen as glad as 1.
The leaves laugh low in the wind,
Laugh low with the wind at play;
And the otlorouF calf of lhe flowers all
Entices my ',lent away.
For 0 hut the %voila is f air, IS fi,ir,
And 0 but the wwid is sweet !
I will out in the gold of the blossoming, mold
And it et the Master's feet.
And the love lay heart ivoula speak
I will lid iv the lily's life,
That the lip; of the blos3ow. Inure pure and wed:,
may otr,r it up to Him.
Then sing in the hedge-row green, 0 thrush,
tt skylark, ping in the blue;
Sing,,-lowT,' sing clear; Milt the King may hear,
Anti my soul shall sing, with you.
0,7'1'1.1101 3M) 1 1111 7 J •
`=Ati.,qtritatteoto Ftetcadino.
During Illy twenty-five years' of ac
tual service as detective. I have found
many who have stolen the, livery of
heaven to - serve the devil hi.
One morning I stepped into chief
Matsell's office, having just returned
frolli When l }vas accosted by
the Chief.
H Ha
" allo, rry ; glad to see you ; there
is work aliead.)'
" \Vhat's ulruon•" another murder?'
I exclaimed.
"N'o, it's a robbery ; or, as I shoal'
say, a iieries of robberies."
61 Wher e ?”
" EOM/ Street. "
" 11' hat, not on Bond street !" I cried,
a-touisl►cd, fur in ►uy absence I I►ad
l►c:u•d of frequent robberies being com
mitted 00 tl►at particular street.
" Yes, Harry, this is the tenth robbery
inside oi' two ‘reeks," replied Alatselil.
" Can it tie l'ithoined ..'
" I know net ; in fact we had no OM
En \VOII it tip.'"
" Where's Bolt and Knight'?"
" On the innytler ease in Newnrk."
lie has just hoihheA the C.hatterton
corgery case, and is "expected here to
morrow. • So, I-Inward you will have - to
work up this one."
" I'll try it, hut, I cannot go to work
till morning, for 1 must rest." 4
"Ali right,"_returned the Chief, and
I tel the headquarters,
The many robberies which had taken
place on Il.(nul street were very myste
rious, and no trace. could be had of the
depredator, for they seemed to have
twee committed by one person. Detec
tives front Philadelphia wevheu
'ens tor_ awhile,2hut went home no
Wises tnt
fsZt'filitl7Wii.§ - Zebnsidered' a first-rate
detective—this is by our Chief—and
nearly all the mysterious and intricate
work was placed in Illy hands.
As I entered headquarters the suc-,
seeding morning I was hailed by Nat
sell :
" Another robbery last night, Harry."
" Not on Bond-iiireet, 1 hope."
" Yes, it is there tignio."
" The devil !" I cried aston
" It is either his .Satanie majesty or
IN imps," :,aid the Chief, with a smile
ipon his face.
" Who was visited last night ?"
Mrs. Durant, the 1 rish w 7 idow. She
vas there this Morning, and said that
site bad been robbed of valuablesamoun
ling to over five thousand dollars,"
" \Vhew !" I exclaimed, "that was a
big haul." -.
" Howard, you had better go
and examine the scene of the robbery,
and uo as you think best.".
I left the office and ere long stood on
the marble steps of Mrs. Durant's stone
front. 4\ servant bade me enter, and 1
was conducted to the parlor, where I
found Ibe widow bathed in tears. She
quickly looked up and drew her hand
aer l ossiher eyes.
`f T tun Harry Howard," T said, by
way o f introduction. .
lioward, the deteet,ive
The same, Madam."
" You come to investigate the matter,
do you
" I do. 1"would like to see the room
where, you kepi, your valuables."
" Follow me," said the widow ; and
she led pie up stairs to a small room
where the jewel's had been kept.
Things were in a topsy turvy condi
tion. Drawers lay on the floor with
heir contents seat tered about the room.
I'he iron 'safe had teen broken ' open
Ind the money and jewels extracted. I
noticed that there was a stain of blood
upon one of the drawers, and eoncluded
that the burglar had injured himself in
some way, while committing hisdepre
dations. The next moment r picked
up a part, of nn envelop which was
Fiturated with blood. 1 examined it
elosoly, and found that it had 'Well ad
dres:,ed to "Itev. Noah Newton, New
York," I hastily thrust, it into my
pocket, and lurniugto the window, said:
"Mrs. Durant, do you
.I:ifow fey.
Noah .ilewtoit, of this city
' Oh, yug, he iv our pm-tor; hut you
do not suspect him ?''
" Oh, no, I was requested to inquire
about-him, by a friend."
"'Phew yip' have no clue," said the
widow, te? I rose. to go out.
" I have nok madam. This is 'the
most complicated ease I have engaged
in. • But I hallo one more question to
ask." If
" Proceed, slir."
• "Can you describe any article that
has been stolen .."'
"Oh, yes:--there was my betrothal
ring. It was given to me Du
rant, many years ago, but he is dead
"Please describe T said impatient
ly. •
"1t is a heavy gold ring, the letters
"I'. I).' are eng raved on it."
"That will dd." said 1, and the next
»Annie 7 was walking rapidly towards
niy bulgine,s. Lora long trine f thought
of the case which I was engaged. 1
could not believe that Mr, Newton was
the hurglar, but then the question arose,
lio.w , catne the bloody envelope in The
w 's room ?
Inn I must see the minister and know
more about him: l sauntered down
'Broadway and step
into'; a store to
pureha-e some articles which t stood
in need i•E while making the pur
chase, man stepped in and asked for
..oine things which had been left there
for Noah
* Newton.
'" Are4ou Mr. Newton?" asked the
'' I am, air."
"Bob, run u p stairs and get-Mr. New
ton's thing's,'' cried the clerk to an
errand hey,
Bob lu off up stairs, while f coil
tinued u►y study of Newton's fnee. `-t
h a d expected to see a person of sinister
countenance, but was woefully rniqa-
" ri"ltAo ALgiltamti!ckaa Thought leg tue. =Alm& off' wirac14:533.3--"
WELLSBORO, PA., JIT . N :Dl2, 1.869.
ken. He was a man of about twenty
eight years of age, with a cleanly shaved
face, and was neatly dressed. His eyes
were large and expressive, and the no
ble looking forehead told that ho was
intelligent. Though his looks spoke
well of him, I thought he needed watch
ing, and determined to dolt. When he
lett the store I folloWed him, but ho
went directly to his boarding-house.
The next night I watched ffewton's
house and saw him come forth and
walk away. I followed, and he led me
through street after street, until we en
tered It—street. Was he going to a
gambling hell?
Yes, it Was true. I saw him entering
a fashionable gambling resort. I fol
lowed suit, and saw my man seat him
self at a faro table. He bet heavily, but
lost; and at last he laid his last dollar
upon the table. • This time he wen, and
continued to do so until he was a thous
and dollars ahead. He then left the
room and went to. his boarding-house.
Nigh(after night I followed him to and
from the gambling house, but learned
nothing more. But success was to come.
One night I was looking at some gold
pens in a jewelry store, when a woman
entered and stood near me. Her per
son glittered with diamonds. As she
turned her face towards mo I saw Anna
Rodman, one of the many women in
New ,York w ho
"Barter their souls for the means of life."
As'she laid. her left hand upon the
counter, I saw a plain gold ring glisten
ing on one of her fingers. I leaned for
ward, looking at the ring,
and saw the
letters "T. 1)." engraved upon it. 1
knew it instantly.—lt was the betrothal
ring of which Mrs. Durant had been
How came Anna in possession of that
ring? 1 must ascertain it; so I hastily
purchased a pen, and took my station
outside of the store to await her exit.
She came out at last and walked rapidly
away. L followed her through several
streets, until, when in the vicinity of
the battery, she was joined by a man
whom, as the light of the lamp fell upon
his face, I recognized as .Noali Newton;
the minister. The two entered a house
near by. Presently Newton came out
and walked away without being fol
lowed. After waiting an hour longer I
saw Anna come from , the building. I
stepped forward'and laid my hand upon
her shoulder.
" Who are you ?"
" Harry _Howard."
"A detective? Yes, I've heard of
you." •
" Anna, I arn engaged in my legiti
mate lminess, and I want you to assist
in catching a villain."
" I will do so HI can, sir."
" Then please inform me who gave
you that ring," I, said, pointing to the
stolen ring which
i vtis still upon her
"Noah Newton, i young, man who
lives on S streett
" Was it the persun whom you met a
while ago?"
It was, sir."
" Then, Anna, that ring belongs to
Mts. Durant, and that man whom you
met to-night is a preacher, and the cel
ebrated Bond street ..oblrer." .
—,--, 0 - f , w --- ---- - 9 1 0nU, ! Ile said he
vas a - —, - ----., ..—.... : _
thinAs V' •_ _ - , I
•-r•rr-j--,ff keep this con vers,Aifin - ilk
you would a secret., !Aan t ly"
" Yes, sir; and I hope you will CGatch
him," She answered and walked atway.
It was ten o'clock! now, • but I deter
mined to visit the witdow. She reqived
me kindly, but her Mace wore a look of
disappointment when I told her I had
no clue to the robbery.. After we had
talked a while, she Said :
"Our pastor pr4fiches his farewell
-sermon to-morrow."
" his farewell sermon !'" I cried, tit
Icily astonished. ! _
" Yes, he leaves for California imme
diately after the seilvices are concluded.
His brother has written for him to come.
His congregation Will be sorry to - part
with him, and I especially, for he com
forted me when I vas in sorrow and
pointed me tollie Lamb of God!"
"The hypocrite'," 1 mentally ex
I lett the widOW in a hurry, and went
to headquarters, got Charlie Ross and
proce e ,d e o n, Newton's house to arrest
him. floc the bird had flown. He had
gone, his housekeeper said, to spend the
night with a friend in the lower part of
the city.
We were chagrined at our defeat and
resolved to arrest him before he reached
the church. We went to the church at•
an early hour, but frur game was already
there and the choir was singing. We
entered and occupied a back seat; we
were compelled to do so, for the church
was filled with peciple who had come to
hear the farewell discourse.
The preacher arose and took ; his text,
which I think read as follows ; "Be ye
holy ; for I am holy." The discourse
was a splendid one, In which his tal
ents shone with all their brightness.
He concluded by exhorting his hearers
to take him as an example, and follow
him as he followed Christ!
When the services were concluded,
lie descended frohi the pulpit to receive
the farewells of his congregation. The
ladies gathered around him to receive
the parting; kiss. At last he started to
wards the door.
" Dow's your time, Harry," whis
pered Chlrley Ro!ss, as Newton neared
I stepped up to I he pious robber, and
grasping his arm, cried out:
" Mr. Newton i • the name of the com
monwealth of Ne v York, I arrestyou."
" What for."' lie stammered out.
" For the Bond street robberies."
Ile turned Pale as death, and many
of the women fain ed. 'His hand moved
towards his coat I ocket, but it did not
reach it.
" Quiet: ; Chaley, the bracelets!" I
The next instant Charlie Ross sprang
forward and etas instant
the hand-cutfs on,
and Mr. Newton was marched off amid
the shrieks and f roans of his congrega
tion. When hi.4ltrial came off he made
a full confession, and went to Sing Sing
for a term of fifte en years.
All the fruits of big robberies were
recovered save the money,. and Anna
Rodman willingly gave up•the widow's
A few weeks later I was presented
with 11 line gold watch by the people of
Bond street, whose church is in charge
of it ministerwho is not a wol f in sheep's
dangerous fever has been caused by the.
foul air from. dark, damp, and unventi
lated cellars. confined air, without the
purifying influence of Sunlight, soon
becomes impure and unwholesome.
Most cellars serve as ai reservoir for this
impure air, which, in addition, is load
ed with decomirosing organic matteni
and foul gases, given oil' front the
masses of decaying vegetables with.
t i :,
which they a
re toned. The foul air
finds its way sl wly and constantly
into the upper roi ins of the house, there
to poison the sys ms of its occupants. 1
'Cellars should be zept as clean and pure
as any portion of he house. They afro
should be well v ntilated, which can
easily be done by having a flue opening
from-the cellar into the chimney, and
by having, one or more openings from
the - outside. ,to 'admit the fresh air. I
Cella should also 4 iwpt, dry as well-'
ai clean and well ventilated,
A Sponge MEMNI
" What is 'von! o made of?" said
George, gasping, si!'uffing, and winking n
under his Croton' edit. No ono' near
could tell him ; an 1 the maid' suggeSt- 11
ed that he " neec 1 't be askin' such 1%
foolish queStions, hit just keep still and 0
get washed," and the matter ended. 1-
Now 'listen, Geo gie, and I will tell a
you what asponge s. g
The very spors() which washes your b
face, was broueit ip from the bottom '
of the omit, and vas part of a living' ti
animal. For a ion,; time sponges were b
supposed to be plaits, but later obser- It
vatious have deeilled them to be ani- t
'lnds; and they a 1 ,; placed in the class 1 '
Protozoa, ,the elais most resembling e
plants. i i,
When first fount ia the water their
appearance is' ver ' different film this I
winch you now se . This Is the skele
ton only, the part I orresponding to our s
• bones. When thi I was a complete liv-,
tug thing{{ deep do, n under the ocean,
it was empred all flyer the outside, and .1
filled in every onelof these little holes
with d'is,ift subst nee something like (
the white of an e i g, and this was like ,
our flesh; It was lastened tightly to a
rock, anti. its colts, was a dull bluish
black on, .the upp's: side, and a dirty 1 .
white below. It sis formerly supposed
to be a plant, beta se it was always fast 1
in one place ; but f r other reasons it is
decidedly an anim 1. All through this
mass is a regular .irculation, like 'our t
blood. it has bee, seen to absorb nu- 1
tritions Matter—th it is, to eat, or rath- •
er to drink. You ee all over its sur
face orifices or ho 's ; these communi
cate with each oth, r throughout. Into ,
the largest of there , called pores, ths. 1
sea-water is eons intly entering, and 1
out of r the small m es, called, vents, it is
regularly spouted ut; and it doubtless
finds in the sea-w. , ter minute animals
Which serve it l'or nod, and increase its
How this strap 'o animal produces
other's like itself I will tel you.
Pram the soft . 1 . rt a little globule is
seen'• to float off . and alter moving.
about a while vc 'y briskly here and
there; as if look iii for a place, it fastens
itself:to some ro 1:. Next, gradually,
bogies to be seen lie more solid skele
ton (what we has e here,) the soft part
increases, and so it grows ; not very
slowly, either, for the divers fled it at
the end of three ears large enough to
bring 'awn y.
To get these slay tges from the bottom
of the ocean furnil hes occupation for a
great nutnberof pl.ople. Ole thousand
men are busy in t to Grecian Archipel
ago alone ; and ti l l iusands besides, with
many hundred oats, are I engaged in
the Gulf of Mac tri, on the Barbary
coast, and elsewl ere; so that in many
villages there, fro n May to September
—the best diving time—only old men,
women, and chilt reu can be found.
The finest kin is brought from the
sEgean Sea. At, laylight there, in the
summer time, N hen the ' weather is
pleasant—for it r quires smooth water
—4lte boats, each vith six or eight men
and one pair of oars, will lsave the
snore and proceet to where the water is
eight, or ten, or even thirty fathoms
deep ; for those ft undla Iliallew
--littit,i, and the divers pre
:- 1.- , .'n to descend. "Each one puts a hoop
around his eeeff and to this fastens a
bag, in which the sponges are put as
they are gathere,l. In very deep wa
ter the diver usel. a rope with a heavy
stone to it. He 'sinks the stone to the
' spot lie intends t, reach and this holds
the rope st .ady, 1 'inch lie uses to assist,
himself in eolith g up again to the sur
I After being bu y, thus till noon, they
return to some o those pleasant: little
nosks which ab and onthe shores of
the Archipelago, to prepare what they
have gathered lit for sale.
The first thing is to press out the soft
Tart of the anin ii, and then to bleach
the remainder in the sun ; so they beat
them, and stain' on them, and trample
I them till there is no more life left. The
skeleton part is t 1 en washed, and spread
in:the sun until it is quite clean, and
grows to be this dull yellowish color;
then it is packs in bags and sent to
1 market for sale sent to all partS of
Asia, Europe, atl America.
I 1 . ----
A WORD To IFARNIEnS.—The first
r thing for a farm sr to find out is, what
crops grow best Ini his soil. Then let
him not be disci uraged by low prices
' for a year or Lw i. • .1f he has a. grass
' faun, let him tm se butler right along,
even if some W eks it does not bring
: him but twent -five cents. Let hint
preserve and co time to send a line
1 article to town. tnd before the year is
out, he will get forty-five cents. So
with, potatoes, , ir hogs, or cheese.—
' Farmers diflisr a ore in skill as market
ers, than in indt :try as producers.
"I am come f my umbrella," said
' the lender of it, i n a rainy day to a
friend.: 1 .
" Can't help tl t," said the borrower ;
"don't you' see that I am going out
, with it?"
" Well, yes," eplied the lendeis as
tonished but—w mat am I to do?"
_ "Do !" said thL other, as he opened
the umbrella, atilt walked off, "do •as I
did—borrow one "
llere is a hi t , of French romance
I whieh is edifyi»!:
" Well, Gastek, I'm told you are ..
- married old boy ' I
' • "It is true, L wis."
" What sort of a woman is your wife?'
' " Why, she i, no beauty, but has a 1
good deal of at ltey and a very pretty
I chambermaid."
t - -- - ' - ---
A young mini •Ler was discoursing on
I 1 - 1141 expansiVe•ol l aracter of 'the human
mind and said : ' Yes, my friends, the .
- mind of man is .o expansive that it can
soar from star t( star, and from satchel-
I he to satchelite, and from serapheme to
- serapheme, and from chef . rybeani to
cherrybermi, an I from thence to the
r center of the d m'of heat , en.
' A German wr to au obituary on the
' death of his wi I ,of which the follow
.;3 ing is a copy : 'lf mine wife had lived
until next, Frisk ', she would have been
i dead shust two 'soles. Nothing is pos
r Slide, with the ,linightY. As de tree
.falls, so must it ' rand.'
Some one out,lit to comfort a mother
who had lost be t • little boy, by remind
., ing her that helwas then happy with
- the saints in bli,s. ' ' Oh, yes,' cried the
e afflicted thotherl ' but Tommy always
- I was a shy boy, Ind lie is now among
. perfect stratiger l .'
.. - -- •
' ,
- A young lady at Troy, while engaged
s in conversatim with a gentleman a
a few days since, •poke of having resided
E in St. Louis. ' Vas St. Louis your na
r tive place ?' ii . uired the gentleman.
' Well yes—par of the time,' respond-
O ed the lady.
. -
e „ The fashion ;f parting hair in the
o middle, by g itlemen, is coming in
1 vogue again, 0 • introduction of veloc
-0 ipedes having rendered -such :t style
d imperative, as ye hairs on the wrong
1 side endanger tie rider's equilibrium.
I_' A Iliesteru . p Iper speaks of a church
1 as "a preachin!' rink."
A Wicked Prank.
Wednesday night quite a fashionable
wedding was eeletrated in the Fourth
District. The bride was. pretty, as all
newly married ladies are; and the groom
was the glass of fashion and the mould
of form. A number of invited guests
lent grace and beauty to ,the occasion,
and hearty congratulations testified the
good wishes of many friends for the
happiness of the newly wedded pair.—
But the hours waned rapidly, and the
time for retiring came at last. The
bride was led by laughing bridesmaids
up to her chamber door., But imagine
their surprise when it-was opened by a
lady richly and elegantly clad in a trav
eling suit, and evidently waiting for an
" I beg pardon, niadinw; but you ap
pear astonished," said the strange lady.
" I must confess I did not expect to
see any one here," replied the bride.
" so, madam ; I came in very pri
vately, and wished an interview, sub
ject to no interruption." -
It did not occur to the bride to in-
quire by whom she had been introduced,
flir by what means she had gained ae
ecss to her apartment.
"It is very strange, ma'am, and I
can't imagine why you wish to see me!"
• "The reason is simple. The man you
have just married bus imposed upon
you. lam his wile!"
" Oli ! impossible—y 9 rave!" and
the lady sank into a chair almost faint
ing. Of course, the bridesmaids
screamed. Such asuccession of shrieks.
one has rarely heard. It speedily
brought the family to the door with
terror-stricken faces, and with the
bridegroom, all asking with trembling
lips— •
What in the world is the Matter?"
" Olt ! Edward," cried the I t tridq, ' this
person says she's your wife.' l
Aly wife !" shouted the astonished
litisband ; " why, she's insane," _
The strange lady stood ucalm and
kitiruffied. .1
" Is it possible, sir, that, having- per
petrated this great wickedness, you will
have the hardihood to deny that I am
your lam ful waled' wife?" she asked,
looking tI,V sorely troubled Edward full
in the eye.,
" Why, confound yOu, woman !- I
never saw you before in my life!" p:11-
claimed the astonished Man.
The lady regarded Win. very much as
a minister wouW a person given over to
total depravity.
" Oh ! Edward, Pin afraid its trite!
anti I love you, so!" sobbed the young
wife; " how could you lave treated'me
" I thll - you I haven't got any wife
but you ; this woman is l an imposter."
The strange lady uttered a low, meek
ing laugh. I The scene was gettingll7
terested to the last degree. The ladies
were all crying, and the father of the
bride looking stern and I indignant. Ile
had been for some time intently regard
ing the strange lady, wh w en suiluenlY
his eye -lighted tip, itlid an amused
smile played on his 14)3. lie took a
titer lortvard, and layi9g his hand Oil
the shoulder of the strai i ige lady, Httid i
"Come, John, tliis is very cleverly
f)l l tyd ... ,ttit,.it.::i ..... i l i= z 4 y ti:3 'cir :rri l; U t t e i
stranger was pushed int ) the hall.
"John—who—what l' , ails exclaimed
at once.
It was the bride's younger brothel ; ;
a wicked boy, ,who ;had played la
naughty prank, With the aid of his'siti
ter's travelling suit av i d her chignon
and curls.
It is scarcely necessary to remari
that harmony was very speedily re
storcd.—Ar. 0. Picayune.
I .
p,uaint Appotment.
--- ,
Alumni/the names sett into the Set e
ate by Ci;eueral (Anna, for eonsulate l s,
was that of Prank Che )owith, for Cau
ton, China. A gentledin from Kan
sas, .Mr. Wilder, was telling me :tonic
remarkable and pleasant facts about
Mr. or rather Colonel Chenowith, last
night, which I reO•o4ce to show tlie
romance of it small appointment.
Two years before the war broke ot.,
Webb ‘Nilder--a dauntless, truthltd,
high-blooded man from Massachusets,
but Westernized in "Wisconsin—crossed
the Missouri river from the Kansas side
and established in St. Joseph a weekly
anti-slavery a vmspaper called tlic',Free
Democrat. lie had been publishing
this paper but a short time in the mi4t
of abuse and danger, day by day, when
young Chenowith i al Virginian,
peared and said to liin - i;
' I believe in the principles you ad
vocate, Mr. Wilder, and I want to be t a
newspaperi nan to help them on. I
would like to buy an interest in your
Webb Wilder, laways speaking
from the shoulder :
We two proprietor. are working at
the case, practical printers. It tali - 6s
all our own labur to get up the paper,
without regard to the(laily terror of our
liVes. I would advise you not to risk
your money here.'
Young Chenowith replied, ' If you
will let me put up my money, 1 will go
to the ease and learn to set type with
the rest'of you.' • ,
Ile gave in his fifteen hundred or to
thousand dollars, and ‘l.7ent to the ease.
Those three made the paper jump. It
used all real or speciois arguments to
set the border aflame, and the Personal
gallantry of every min gave their ut
terances character. Even J eir. (Thomp
son, the mayor,' respected these young
men, and, as far as he could, covered
them with his awls. i n
a secret i
One winter afternoo friend
stole into (lie pflice aid told these three
that an indictment liad been issued
against them all. To i l
publish i ti, news
paper against slavery was contrary to
the law aof Missouri, and punishable
with long imprisonment. Ullenowith
and Tracy were Southerners Wilder
was known to be a Yankee. l! I
' Clear out at once,' they said 'to the
latter, ' cress the river immediately and
strike free soil !' I '
- Wilder hastened to the river 'which
Fall by full of ice, and made its perilous
passae in a skill: I Chenovrlitli and
Tracy followed the s ame day. , Their
otlice was seized behind them, kind they
lost, every penny they possessild din the
world. Within six weeks Wilder es- I
tablisheil the . Conservative in .Leaven
wortl . Chenowith entered the Union
army at (he tiring of 'the first, gull. lie,
was (t, the stalfls of Grant and iShver
nian, was a personal favorite and iiro l 7
trge witb both, and at (he cud of tin?
Will fouiul himself broken in health
but still quite a young man. One of his
old partners heard or a school sit perint
tendency ()jam ill Worcester, Mass.- 7
Chenowith (wiled to tleneral Gl'ant for
a reenniendation lo the same. It was
freely, gimerotisly, and,/ excellently
written, and it got film the place. Ho
remained there till about a year ago
wh e n he found his • health failing. A
milder climate was necessary. Ile rer.
turned to Iticlunond o Virginia, and
' first family' of the Old Dominion as
he wits, kept himself and family afloat
by serving milk to the people of that
city. In this his wife bravely assisted
It is'a lifo eventful as Lids, inspired
by conviction, and sustained I..{y a per
sonal euurago whleh we in the North
will flnil it lined td find parallel for t
wlitolt boo soot 51r. Cbonowith to Clialmi
' NO. 22.
with a salary 4)f $l,OOO a year: ns-an
agent for the Government which he
has illt►strated so spiritedly. - '
Playing• with Forrest
Not many yeals ago,.one of the most
successful and enterprising of the pros
cut American managers was a scene
painter at a Boston theatre. But though
apparently devoted to theTeneil and
brush, he felt within him the SOUL of
ROscius rather than of Beverly, and
secretly longed for histrionic fame. To
tread the boards before admiring thous
-ands-4o appear in front of the scenes
instead of painting them—this was his
ardent but concealed ambition. How
his ambition was gratified, and with
what results, is a story too long reserv
ed by 'Manager S for his private
friend. •
In the course of a starring tour Ed
win Forrest, came to Boston, and S—
was delight;ed.
There was an actor! How ho should
like to play with Forrest! Ina freak
of good humor fortune gave hi in the
oppottonity. I)aniou and Pythias was
an nou need, with Mr.-Forrest as Damoryi;
lint no olle would utedfirtake the part Of
Perhaps you have seen the play? 41
not, let me inform-you that Luculluslis
the fhithfiit slave of Damon, who kills
his master's horse to prevent him from
returning to die instead of Pythias.—
When Donlon finds that his horse is
dead he abuses Lucullus violently, and
this scene alWays ' brings down the
house.' .
.Mr. Forrest is the most muscular of
tragedians, and reports of the manner
in which he vented his fury in Damon
and Pythias had reached in 80-fton, and
caused the minor actors to shirk the
part of Lucullus.
Thus eame the chance for which
S hail long and eagerly waited.
He volunteered his services ; and the
great tragedian, after critically inspect
ing the slight figure of S , accept
ed the volunteer and rehearsed with
Win. The rehearsals all went smoothly.
` Here I se'ize you,' said Mr. Forrest.
' Certainly sir,' replied S I ' ' cheer
' Mere I pi sh you oil at y6ur first en
trance,' said Mr, Forrest. '
'Quite right, sir,' replied S— r ----, who
was getting on capital.
' lohniust give yourself up to me,'
said Mr. Forrestg 1 -
' Never fear, sif!' replied S with
a trusting sinile—
The eventfulnight arrived. S--- - 1 -
was beautifully atired in sp`otlfss tightt
anti a Roman tunic. Hislandsome
Ilee was whitened and roll ,- ed. Hi,
1 ,
li; iir had been most becomingly dressed. ,
The whole company admired ilium as
lie stood in a most graceful attitude at
the wing. Then his cue Wps given,
then he walked upon the stage, 'a thin . g .
of beauty.' lie knelt;' he Spoke ins
little lines with modest emphasis.
Suddenly, the Muscular tragedian ad
vanced upon him like an fu L ' grjr tiger
upon a ' , rentle lamb ; seized ln ni ; shook
him in the Mr; threw him fl'pla side to
side ; ruleasi4l Flint, only to pplinee up
on hint again, like a eat pl'ay f ng, wine
-,,,,,u5e; use 110111 111111 Mll, al. , .rritr length,
.1 id 1 Itc eager plaudits Of t - te gallery
buys , and at length ilnucg him out u,t
sight through the first entqance, and
landed him in frotit of the 'prompter's
box, a dirty, sore, /perspiring dishevel
ed-, bruised, disgusted heap Of; human
ity. II ;
Ali !' said .a friend, eem i tng 1.4 to
him as lie lay panting upoH the floor,
' I see you have, been playing'w 11.11 For
• No!' groaned poor S , trying
in vain to rise, ' Forrest haspeen play
ing- with me! And a nice object lee's
made of me.'
11 J 4''''
The next morning 5 '.espectful
ly declined to appear as Luet lilts again.
PLAcEs.—Wonien have bec4i making
piddle ()pinkly_ while men thdught they
were on ly wri ting love stories; Through
even the poorest and most shallow of
these might he traced a womanly protest
against the standard opinion of men in
regard to themselses, and a liental and
Mom i assert mu of the individual rights
of the sex. They have been i deepening
in thought, and emancipatiing them
selve,4 ll'ollll do {teas, and' eletrly defin
ing their pkiition, while 'they seemed
only to complain and lament over un
defined injuries and the souse of some
thing wrong, that was supposed to be
native to the sex and a" patt of their
mental constitution, till Mien got to
saying, “nothing- will ever satisfy a
This discontent was the most hopeful
thing about a woman, and argued a
protest wi11 . 211 her discAntent should
have reached to the dignity i l f d' exasper
ation. it had marred the harmony of
her life: it had imparted an if indescrib
able sadness to her pen, and now she
has given the world the declaration of
her rights. She speaks now, and the
world must and will hear. I
It seems to me that men are very
-blind who refuse to look this, matter
in the face, and women are the more to
blame Who have not trained Itheir sons
to noble views and a better aPpreciation
Of what is duo to their mothers and sis
Men Coln plii n of our I mbeili tics, and
justly so; butthe'only remedy is in the
su i ceess of the eery opinions Which they
til‘at with contempt. The lonly an ti
(kite to the corruptions and abases of the
wOrld is in the acknowledgnitent of the
eqUality of woman, and theconvietion
Qui her part that she ought in earn her
own bread honestly, as meiri ;mist earn
theirs.—Elizabeflt OakesSmi l
th, in Pack
ard's dlfontldd, for June.
NINE E. l:.1:-IONS FOR W4311 , ..ti SCF
Fll AG 1.:.—:11 h:s Francis Power Uobbe, an
English w Titer, ,gR'eS the following rea
sons for enfranchising, liti.'r sex, in a
pamphlet largely eirculatoil in Eng
land : -
1. Because women fulfill the propevly
qualification on which poli teal rights
!UV iiabed ill England.
1. Because the exclusiomof women
entail a moral and intellec , ual loss to
tho community at large.
3. _Because the interests ot a nou-rep
re,ented class are liable to sulVer.
1. 1 . . t cause the legislature l in . England
1wg144•1 , 1 women ait(l favtirs nen. .
twcatise women are ta. L ed and do
not -.hare the piivilege attaAled to that
burden. I I
1 .
". i;e 0 :1 1 e-e tht•ir b :f:11 Iliirlal)iiiiit`q
4/Ll , O \% (1101/ at 111-el'iliik: liiSliliV:lnUlg ( '
II I (• 11 1111,1'1111'2, With 111 ll i: 1 1
Itlllll olo tlA
1 )(1--illl..- l , itit'Cl; :Ilia 11111)10N1
iocot , .
7. iiCt'llll,l', ill ewe- equelot 'of Ihe de
ni.ll of the l ,` II) NlOlllO, ll . well Ore
lCd to ilc,:pi,e and• t hem, and
tit:it clrettecs :e.nit.-1 tlienp itvilli levity.
N. it e r :i n,, , !he denial OI f:lie right to
1 the direct c Ncrci-se of t h e ; , 1 • j u d, rin ,,,,t
11a-!to ‘vonizelling :Ind degrading elrect
011 1111' milt& or W 000•11. 11
9. Finally, we desire tho tfanehise for
women, because, while hel eying that
• 1)101 and w(ul)en have dill'er'citt work to
(hi in life, Nye hold that, in tibe choice Oh
political representatives, the,y have the
sa,tile task to accomplish, 114nely: The
Joint selection of a ,:!etiate,livilich will
guard Willi equal care the ritllitsof both
sixes, and \V hiell shall en lbody in its
jl4 - ws that true justice whir; 1 shall apt
prove itself not only to tho,strong, bu
altio' Lathe weak. ,I
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Thrilling Love Stop
" Jim,' said a young sailor to his cous
in, who lived a long,way nland, and I
had 'never seen the " igwa tr," " Jim,
did you e>-cr think. of goin • sea?"
" You mean going to se• the gals I
suppose I've been lO_FiCe Ult. gals lots of
'times." ,'
" That! ain't what I mean," said the
sailor. • -
" But whtit about going to see th• ;
girls? Can .you give me at account o'
any npyour adventures?" . .
"Well" replied Jim, "I lover Make
a practice of telling such th ugs, 'Taint
a good plan ; but I had a ittle lark'n
scrape last spring, and as y kin liveaw y
ofr to Boston, and don't gel such ich fl
ees, if you'll agree to kee ) Junta ' 'll
tell you all about it." I
" .I.Will keep perfectly ark,' 'aid
. , _
the tar Who was beginning • o feel 'nte-.(;
rested, 'tgo on with your st ry." ;
"It does make me feel bider' tgly
when I think on't, I'll no i ange if it e
don't, but it's all over non. You see, '
Suke Baker and I used t• take great
shine to
° one another. Suk: was one of
your right down smart., ell-looking
and good-behaving gals. ~he appreci
ated me and I appreciated her, and we
never should had no troubl& if it had'nt
been for the old man., He N as a, darned
old snake in the grass, a d made u
more trouble than all th rest of the'
family.. Suke and I never 'joyed our
selves, for he was al,va 's sneakin'
round and throwin' out hin , and mak
in' himself as hateful as h• was home
ly. I got sick pn't and so id Suke. , I
suppose the old scamp didn't like me,
and didn't want me the e. I don't
know what else to make of it, for he
told me more than twe ty times to
leave and not come again.
" Suke's room was in tilt end of the
Chamber, and I told her .ne time to
leave her window up, and I'd come in
and we'd'have a bit of a visi . I 'mowed
she wouldn't hesitate to d • it, for I'm
honest and very 'spectful i • my helm\--
ore. Well, after the. folks were all in
bed, and the how-e was still, I goeS and
gets a ladder and puts it in to the win
dow. I then initial oil' 1 y•boots' and
crawled up. Suite met m at the win
der sill, and a tickelder co pie you nev
er see than we was, but just as I was
trying to clamber in, tin confounded
ladder slid, and dawn it went, thunder
to lick, making noise enough to wake
up the whole town. It li t one of the
'lower winders and knoc -ed 'it all to
smash. I just caught by the tip ends
of my fingers on thu wind r sill. Suke,
seeing me falling, made a grab for me,
agd got me by the hair f the -head ;
aild 'tween us with I just made out-to
stay, but I thought 'Mout I been as well
if 1 hadn't been there for could neith
' er get in nor get away.
Old Baker heard the r, eket, and out
~' he came iu his shirt to se • what was to
• pay. He sees Inc haligit ' there, and I
suppose the old whelp mi. trusted some
_ thing, for he went and gat a fish pole;
and begun to welt at m linibs really
in earnest, I tell you, li 11, IWas in a
N',ery harrisin situation. ' There I was
'speeded by the hair—fur Suite did the
most of the hanging m--1 nd old Baker
as mad as a hoc, jilt wallo )in' me down
v,ith a hiekory fish-pole. What was to
t by did. If Suke and Ish uld let go, I
I should fall perhaps and hi oak my neck.
~„ Ilf Sake and I hun„o• o , old Baker
_ would lick me to giglets, with his in
fin•nar fish-pole. I Nyas never so un
-1 leasantly situated in a 1 - my life. I
, would gin two shillings for lightning
enough to strike the old whelp dead ;
_' but all ,the lightning 1 s e was in my
eye. I, tell ye ; Bill, th ro Was some.
~ there, or something else ; for I could
I see stars 9f all kinds and colors •j st as
thick as ?platters. But th nks I, I 'can't
stand this by a jug full, o I took! and
_ let go. Suite hung on Ike a beaver,
and saved most half py I air, but down
• I went. Old Baker want 'specting me
quite so soon and I hit hi on the head,
and knocked him stiller t an a louse.—
: I got up and went hem c i lint I felt
pooty grouty I tell you." i
,: I '
TE H SHOOTINO FISH. Tois very re
markable fish is a native of' the West
Indies. Natur has co strutted this
aquatic sports' tap in
a very singular
manner, but one admira y adap:cd to
his sporting prOileetions. The fish has
a hollow cylindrical ; btak: - HO fre
quents the rivers on 'th seashore in
search of food, and fron the unusual
manner in which lie pr vides for his
daily wants be derives lii name. When
this hungry gen tleilian spies a .11y or
au insect not. takh -i g du care of him
self, but sitting J oil Jpla is in shallow
water, he swims' tqay t the distance
of four or five feet, :rind - ften six feet,
that he may tale aim JAt his prey, and
when he has done so to 1 is satisfaction,
he then with amazing dexterity and
cleverness, ejects out o his tube-like
mouth, one diup of watt r, which is so
well directed, and so swi 'fly shot forth,
that it never fails'to fins] the fly into
the water, and once the •e, all hope of
escape is gone—the fish farts upon its
prey and eagerly devours it ; thus sup-.
plying us with another i istance of the
diversified mode in whie natnre quali-,
lies its countless milliot s of creatures !
with the - powers necessa 'y for procur
ing food. _ • l c
—Dr. Hewston, of _the Pennsylvania
Asylum, Philadelphia, i•'said to lave
conducted some marvelo s experiments
in the cure of wounds, bthe •applica-'
tion of dry earth. Apa lent was suff
ering from t very se •ere compound
fracture of the lower leg Dry, pulver
ized earth wa applied, i ndthe inituedi
ale effect is de Acribed as magical. Not
thily was the o lensivene •s entirely over
conic, but the action on the character
of the wound vas such as Rio previous
treatment ha l been able to compass.
The suppuration was, witipu a few
days, so reduc •d that i . daiV.dressing
of a single half-pint of la.rtf - rwas net
even saturator ; the Odg s of the .flesh
wound lost t lei • - flat ed character;
the intense pt in of dlr. re wasentirely
relieved, and 1. healthy ”ranulation en
sued. _Severn other cas , s are noted in
which, simila • treatmez t was equally
Waldeek, a g Zeman t wn, has given
public notice (that no license to marry
will bcreafterbe L!:rantok to any hidi
vidual who is ad‘lieted t ) drunkenness;
co., if having been 11, exhibit
full proofs that is 1 0 1 , 4 •Z‘r a slave to
this vice. The vernment has
ako directed that in cveii( report made
by the lunicipal and
police authoriti,...3 upon 1 etition for li
cense to marry, the re )ort shall dis
tinctly state w het ber either of the par-,
tics desirous of i going luto Matrimo
ny is addicted to ii.tenip ranee OF °Ulf:
" Where shall I put ttl is - paper so as
to'be sure of seeitq!•, - it tc -morrow?," in
quired Mary Jane of her -briither
Charles. "On the 141: ng glass," was
her brother's reply.
An English e:,5,t,y):.,1,, Writing. about
Voltaire, calls attention to the hitherto
unnoticed fact that no man ever has
heard or ever will hear what Pontius
Pilate and tho Pharisees had to say for