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VOL. IV. ; LOUISBURG, 2f. C, FKIDAY, AUGUST 6, 1875. : ' '. , ' ''y' V , .'NO: 41.
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Soul Time is Summer Time.
"I wandered forth alone," pang nbe, ;
When Hnmrner flowers were young,
And bird made merry bongs for me,
The tmmint-r wooda among ;
And gayly, gayly danced the rill,
, And balmy was the air ;
JJut there wan Bomethlng 'ailed me still,
Though all the land waa fair.
" The bloHHomH all are dead," tshe sings,
" That graced the summer time ;
And euramer birdti have spread their wings,
To seek a softer climo.
Tbe wintry sky is dark above ;
The silent woods are bare ;
But thou art near me, oh, my love,
And all the land is fair."
" Black as a wolf's mouth," I said, as
I carao on deck to relieve the watch, the
first night out ; "one can hardly see a
fathom before him."
"Black enough, Mr. Danforth," re
plied a gruff voice by my side.
"Ah ! Taffrail," I said, as his stout
form, closely wrapped in its sou'wester,
emerged from the mist by my side,
"are you there?"
" It's dark enough, to be sure, sir,'
ho continued, " but it's nothing to what
I'vo seen off the Irish coast, where the
fog's been so thick that you could almost
have cut out pieces of it with a jackknife.
Them's the nights for watches, especially
when there's a sprinklin' o' hail or snow,
sheeting every rope with ice, and making
ono shiver under a monkey-jacket like a
youngster about to be thrashed. I've
Leered it was on such a night that Sir
What-d'yo-call-liim Something, great
English baronet or knight, was frozen to
death near the North cape, ever so long
"Sir Hugh Willoughby, you mean,"
I replied.
"Ay, that's the name
"Well, they found him and his crew
years after, standing every man at his
post, stark and rigid, just as death had
left him didn't thov?" And as he
spoke, the veteran coolly squirted a
stream of tobacco juice over the Yankee's
nido, and, turning his eye to windward,
took a knowing look at the white, opaque
"There's no coast as bad as the
American, sir, in a winter's night," said
fTuiTrail. "It's well we've just had a
nor'wester, and so need not fear a cold
ppell.. I recollect coming on this very
, i.hore, just here off Block Island, sir, a
l uatter of some ten years ago, in a China
fhi'p, ono of the few that traded to New
port. Wo'd been gone a long while, and
. Were anxious, you may bo sure, to get
, f in.. So, with a fair breeze, though a
light one, wo stood merrily in till just
' such a fog as this - settled down like a
nightcap on lis, and in a little while we
did not know where we were. The skipper
waited till morning,' afeerd to go on at
night ; but very soon, exactly as now, the
sou' wind died t quite away, sir, as: a
whiff of smoke from a 'backy pipe. It
( M asn't long after that ,bef ore thef breeze
" chopped around to nor'-nor'-west, with
rain and sleet', blowing right inur
teeth, and kicking up in no time a
deuco of a swell ; not a long, regular
heave, but a short, cross sea that made
tho old craft pitch and groan, and sent
sns to tho leeward like a tub. The skip
, per stripped her soon, for he knew what
' was to follow, and tried to lie to, so as to
lose no ground ; but Lord, sir, the rollers
camo tumbling over the knight-heads,
il6 what wo would ; and the waters
. freezing every tinio a -wave struck her
we soon had tons of ice on deck. " It
Y J-y-onJd havo '.sunk. as. light and trim a
frigato in time as ever was built, let
alone an old logger-built Indiaman, as
uroaij hi tno ueon as a uutcu wire ; so
a last we had to give up the struggle
faud run for the ulf stream. Jit was a
Trtr.n4l eif Virt t rn A "r-if I'ntn isf4-
t when, but for that fog, wo should have
gono in the night we came on the coastv"
. I liked, to beguile the dull hours of ' a
waU'h witiwTutfriLs : prolixity; so, de-
, .siring to warm. him with his, subject, I
9if ,pntfuued5; ;. ' .
"I've heard that Kidd's ship is ofjteu
1 seen Hereabouts, sometimes in names,
sometimes crowded with shrieking
s wretches, and always on a foggy night
like this." ' ! " t
"Ay, sir. I've heard so, too. And
once," he added, lowering his voice still
more, " I met an old Blosk islander who
said he'd seen it, and there came from
it the awfulest curses he ever heerd, till
' on a sudden, bethinkin him to pray, he
Wgnn the Lord's prayer, when scarcely
had he finished the first two words, be
fore tho ship vanished in a blue flame,
with a strong smell of sulphur. But,
(God preservo us, what is that !" -
As Taffrail uttered this sudden ex
clamation, he grasped my arm, and
pointed over the weather quarter, where
a vague, gigantic mass, like a ship cut
out of white smoke, loomed suddenly
up. , It was not stationary, but moved
astern slowly, like a sheeted ghost. . '
Could I have heard the slightest sound-
tho creaking of a block, the gurgle .of
tho parting waves against the stern, or
tno voice of a look-out I would have
believed it a real ship; but the absence
of all these, when the propinquity of
tho apparent ship was so close, convinced
mo that what we saw was an illusion.
Although incredulous of supernatural
appearance, I yet felt a thrill, half of
terror, as that huge, shadowy object
floated slowly astern and disappeared.
vanished as suddenly as it came, going
out ail at once, like a puff of steam.
Neither of us had spoken again while
tho spectral ship was visible a period
probably of two minutes ; and now Taff
rail drew a long breath. ! ., ;
" The Lord have mercy on our souls I"
ne said ; l m aieard sometning a
going to happen, Mr. Danforth."
I was aborjtto answer, when, just at
thaf instant, I heard the water rippling
faster against the Yankee's sides; S I
looked up. The fog had slowly thinned
off since the disappearance of the shad
owy ship ; and I could now see the fore-
topsail, . and noticed that, instead of
hanging idly, it was bellying slightly to
the breeze. In an instant the whole
current of my thoughts was changed.
' 1 We shall have a wind soon, " I cried,
with animation, "and get well off the
coast before morning,r Ilucky,too for,
if the blockading squadron catch sight
of us they 11 make us pay for having
slipped their fingers on our first cruise,
and almost escaped them on the second.
Lay aloft there I" I cried, elevating my
voice and rousing the watch ; "loosen
that maintopsail, and let her have every
thing that will draw. " 1 j
In a few minutes, with clouds of snowy
canvas sheeted home, we were making
the best of our way south, going dead to
windward. The change -from the dull
wash of , the swell under our counter to
the brisk dash of the water over the
knight-heads, was most exhilarating ;
and the men, who had been skulking
here and there in the fog, now came
forth and stood eagerly on the lookout,
for the mist was rapidly clearing off be
fore the increasing wind.
Four bells had just been struck, and
the stars were thickening on high like
grains of gold on the azure of a maiden's
veil, when, ranging the horiz&n to the
windward, I. thought I saw a large sail &
few miles distant. . Almost at the same
moment a lookout hailed. Calling for a
night-glass, I took a long scrutiny, and
he replied. ma(le out the stranger, to be a merchant
man oi large proportions.
I had just closed the telescope, when
Captain Drew came on deck, half-dressed,
and rubbing bis eye.
'I heard a hail," he said, " just as I
was turning for my second nap. Where
is the ship ? I would not like to have a
British cruiser to windward, though
that's just where we must expect them,
after all."
' She seems too close in for a cruiser, "
I replied. " The late northwester has
blown the enemy's fleet further east, I
should think. Her" position is more like
that of merchantman hugging to shore
to get in unobserved."
Captain Drew, meantime, had taken
the glass, and was now engaged in care
fully scrutinizing the stranger. At last
he laid down the telcoe.
"She looks like a merchantman ; I
can now see part of her hull; and' I in
cline to favor your view the more, as on
the African coast you were right when
we were all wrong." j
! At any rate," I said, ' it would not
be easy to escape her, were she twenty
times an enemy. We cannot go back ;
that is certain. So I have kept her to
her course, as you see ; and, at the rate
we are now going, we shall soon be up
witn her." .,' . :
w You ' did perfectly right," replied
my superior. j -
Meantime, if the stranger had per
ceived us, which she must have ! done,
she showed no intention of allowing our
presence to interfere with her course. I
did not like this feature of the case, for
it looked as if the sail was not American.
But Captain Drew remarked that she
nught easily suppose us to be a mer
diantraantaking the opportunity of the
late gale to get out of the sound, j
" Or," faidhe, " he may think we are
what we are. . In any event, we shall
soon know."
- The enemy, for such he evidently
was, now almost overlooked us. A
light figure sprang into the mizzen-rig-ging
of the frigate, and hailed authori
tatively: ; ,...';-;
" What ship is that?" ',
" The private-armed brig Yankee,' of
the United States, bound out,"' i
"This is his Britannio majesty's
frigate Invincible. Haul down you flag,
or we'll fire into you."
"Very well," said Captain Drew ;
"shall we come to Tinder your lee?" J
I had expected to see the leader fling
down his trumpet in a passion of morti-
ncauonana rage at navmg nis , wprsi
anticipations thus confirmed .but! he
seemed cheerful," and in no jwise fde-,
ponding. J : m s J 0 J t
Send a boat on board," gruffly eon
tinned the officer from the frigate.
" You hgfvfl struck jour flag, you say ?"
. " We "had not raised it yet," answered
Captain Drew. And then, in reply to
the order, repeated again, to "send a boat
bii board, he replied: " Ay, ay, sir."'
But, meantime, he turned to me. j
" Set the men to their stations,"
fellow, still incredulous,
the horse marines."
" tell that to
United States Mailrond.
During the past year, says the Rail
road Manual, only 1,940 miles of road
were constructed against 3,948 in 1873,
6,167 in 1872, and 7,670 in 1871. The
earnings have fallen off, but in less ratio
than the construction a . fact that has
been frequently illustrated in this paper
of late. The aggregate cost of the roads
at the 'close of the last fiscal year' was
$4,221,763,594, and their length 69,273
miles. Of the total cost $1,990,997,486
The Trmffie in Italian Children.
The Paris correspondent of the Lon
don Times, epesJdng of the abominable
traffic in Italian children, says:
Dabw Ctthe:
Tm Katmtn m TFaI.
i -
Bay the beet bleached glue if the walla
are to be 'white or some light tint (if
the dark, it is immaterial- so the clue is
Attention has often been drawn in the clean), and use it in the proportion of a I lhrbt the taste and gratify the pride of
Times to the lamentable practice of beg- quarter of a pound of glne to iei&bt the iaother). If the feaansool .'slips are
A Terr elaborate and expensive ward
robe is not essential to the growth and
comfort of the baby (though it may do-
ging exercised by children trained in the I pounds of whiting. . Soak the glne over
trade. This question has been reopened I niffht: in the mornins? "pour ' off the
by a circular addressed by tho " Societe iratef , as the glue simply swells, while
Italienne de Bienfaisance" of Paris to soaking. Add fresh water, put it? in a
corresponding . institutions throughout tin pail, and set that in a kettle of Dcdl-
the world. The following facts will, I ina ater. When dissolved- stir into it
trrtnV, convince every one that the sup
pression of this social pest would be a
really philanthropic work in southern
Italy. In a naturally very rich province
the . whiting, adding enough water to
make it, after mixing, of the same con
sistence as common whitewash. It may
be tinted to any color desired, and is
snowy and soft, tho , flannel fine, the
linen clean, and the number oi cnanges
sufficient, it matters little whether or
not there are embroideries or laces to
adorn ' the child withal ' Indeed, both
child and mother are- quite as well off
without them. The slips should be high
in the neck and long in the sleeve,
and in number not less than half a
dozen, There should be of flannel night
ao f 1 iiJi : of the Basihcata the greater portion of applied with a whitewash brush- If the wraps three, and of muslin three. Of
- ,i-foT,i. m mnauitanu inae a regular inu vi color is rubbed smooUi in a litue water nannei sxins ana xa
chiefly of bonds maturing at a distant
day. The average cost per mile was
$G0,425. The gross earnings for the
vear were $520,466,016. Of this $379,
466,935 was received' for freight and
$140,999,081 for passengers. The op
erating expenses were $330,895,058, the
net" earnings $189,570,958, being 36.4
per cent, of the total. The gross earn
ings equaled 12."3 per cent, on the total
cost, of the roads, and the net earnings
whispered, as we rounded - to under the were 4.50 per cent, of the cost. The net
errts rjrit88!? we earnings of 1873 were $183,810,562. The
going to mate sail, dead into tne win 4 s
eye. I'll see that they .bustle about the
quartolwafc"!Mi-' s
We were now rocking upon the waves,
jnndf J the lee Tof joui hge i aarsary.
As we floated astern, I saw we gradually
widened the distance between us, head
ing to the wind, under the influence of
a bit of head-sail which had; left up,
las if accidentally. I comprehended at
once why s Captain Drew had been sp;
little depressed, I saw the bold maneuver
he' was about to attempt; 'and, aa my
duty as officer Of the deck called on me
reduction in the cost of operating is due
to cheap railroad supplies and; cheap
labor .JXhe net earnings of therailroads
of . tne JNew mgiand. States equaled b.'zi
per cent, on the total sharer capital; of
the Middle States, 5.7 per 'cent.; of the
Western States, 1.92 per cent.; of the
Southern States, 0.50 per cent., and of
the Pacific States, 0.1 per cent. The
gross earnings were only $5,953,919 less
than for 1873, They were $52,224,961,
oi ten per cent, greater than ' those of
1872. They exceeded by $117,138,808
those of 1871. During the five years
to execute it, I-immediately whispered ending 1873 28,428 miles of new line
it to my subordinates, and nad every
man, on the instant, alert to spring, at
the required whistle, to his post. 3 Mean
time, the captain was superintending the
launch of the boat, which, by some mis
chance to the tackle, appeared to stick
at the davits.
Fortunately it was comparatively dark,
and the enemy could only see that there
was some delay, without entirely com
prehending its cause. We floated apart
so imperceptibly, too, though our decks
must have become less discernible every
minute. Officers and men, meantime.
were looking at us over the frigate's
sides. At last, the royal captain seemed
to lose all patience.
' Why doa't you lower the boat ?" he
thundered, angrily.
" The block sticks," said Captain
Drew, "but we'll be ready in a
4- ' ,
"Be quick, then, or I'll fire into
you," he replied surlily. f
' Ay, ay, sir ! " still answered j Cap
tain Drew. All this had passed in a
comparatively short interval of time.
Every minute had been more precious to
us than gold, for it drifted us slowly
but surely, further from the frigate, past
ner stern and to windward. We were
now almost in the position we desired.
It seemed incredible that the suspicions
of the enemy had riot become aroused,
for our increased distance was olearly
perceptible. We expected every instant,
indeed, to see our piirpoW Aivined. As
the crisis drew nearer, every heart beat
with terrible rapidity, and the flushed
countenances of the men, ' as i they
crowded around, showed how sensibly
excited they were. Suddenly we caught
tho breeze full, and I knew the favorable
point was reached. looked toward.
Captain Drew. He, too, saw the I crisis
was arrived, and springing with a leap
to the side, he shouted i. A j
, " Mind your helm hard down I set
were constructed. Among these were
about 12,000 miles of land grant roads.
These were pushed with reckless energy
to save the grants; hence tho railroad
panic. " The great offenders in build
ing of unproductive lines," says Mr.
Poor, "are the Chicago and North
western, the Milwaukee and St. Paul,
Toledo,- Wabash and Western, the Erie,
and the Michigan Southen." Wabash
and Erie have been forced into liquida
tion. Northwestern and St. Paul have
probably sacrificed the value of their
capital upon wild and visionary schemes. "
Mr. Poor finds a favorable aspect to the
railroad situation in the following points:
Population is so increased that the roads
increasingly support each other. The
earnings per head of population are now
five times greater than in 1858, when the
last great panic occurred. Foreign mar
kets are jrastly enlarged, and those do
not fluctuate rapidly. The productive
capacity of the people has been doubled
within ten years. All these and many
other changes must inure to the benefit
of railroads.
organ grinding and begging, and thence
come those bands of children who have
made their country notorious through
out Europe and even America.' Five or
six communes are especially distinguish
ed for their immigrants namely, Mar
sicovetese, Copleto, Lauren zano, Cal
vello, Piccinisco and Viggiano. This
immigration, which was facilitated by
the former Neapolitan government,
doubtless with the object of getting rid
of a turbulent population, still continues
with the same activity. The custom of
begging from town to town by means of
children has given rise to a traffic which
is openly practiced in and even tolerated
by the authorities of every country.
Every year several hundreds of children
of every age and sex leave their, homes
under the guidance of individuals who
call themselves their parents, or pa
drones. In reality these men are nothing
but slave masters ; the children are let,
sold, or confided to them by virtue of
contracts signed by two parties, who
consider them so binding that they
sometimes call for the assistance of con
suls abroad to . enforce their conditions.
These agreements generally hand over
the children for a fixed period at so much
a year or for a sum to be paid before
hand. These bands of children begin
bv befftriner all through Italy. Follow-
foot-blankets, throe
first, and then mixed with the wash, it of each will suffice for common use. A
will be more even. If the walls 'hare half dozen linen shirts and three zephyr
been previously whitewashed, scrape knit will serve for summer and winter
away all . tha will come, off, ajod. wash wear. Let the flannel be fine, soft, all
with a solution of white vitriol, two ounces wool, and washed before it comes in con
in a pail 'of 'water. ' The vitriol will be tact with the sensitive skin of the little
decomposed, forming rino. whiU, and one. To the uneducated eye waahinglt
plaster of paris, to which the kalscviin- xniy spoil its beauty; but thai is a small
ing easily adheres. It is important to matter when compared with the comfort
dissolve the glue in a hot water bath ; of the wee thing thai by a very slight
for if scorched by too great heat, its
tenacity; is impaired or destroyed.
Whiting is simply chalk freed from im-
Itesponsibilities of Corporations.
The question of corporate responsi
bility is assuming gigantic proportions.
Every day, from all sections of the
)untry, the death-roll is augmented by
terrible accidents on the sea and land,
causing death, wounds and many kinds
of suffering. The disasters at Rockaway
and on the Long Island Southern rail
road cause a momentary spasm of indig
nation, but whether this feeling will pass
away without bearing any good fruit is
to be seen. The graves of the dead of
and Marseilles. Very few come into
France by sea, as at Marseilles the dis
embarkation of beggars ; is guarded
against. When they have no passports
they cross the Alps by Brian con. On
the frontier the children are often re
sold te persons living in Paris or other
large cities, and their conductors after
delivering up their human merchandise
return to the Basilica ta in search of
others. In Paris the children are -huddled
pell-mell, boys and girls, into
lodgings near the Place Maubert and
the Pantheon. When they are out beg
ging their masters often follow them to
watch their receipts, but most generally
the eldest child takes possession of the
money, the' padrone preferring to spend
his time in low taverns. The smallest
children are considered the best work
ers, and are most in demand, because
they excite most compassion f rom the
public. I5egging lasts irom morning
till night, the children- obtaining their
food from the charity of others. In the
evening they return to their lodgings to
give up the proceeds of the day but if
the receipts are bad they often beg late
into the night to avoid ill treatment.
Some of them are sent into the suburbs,
more especially on fete days in the sum
mer, lney wait outside tne stations lor
the trains, singing a barbarous mixture
of patriotic and obscene songs. When
one of them is arrested he is provision-
neglect made, to suffer. Now
flannel almost always produces irritation
of the skin when worn before it has
purities, and reduced to a fine powder, I been thoroughly washed, and babies are
and, is also known, under the namtsts oltea .supposed toj crjr from . txjlio when
paris and Spanish white, though the their oomphmts"are uacf in reality by
latter . is really a white earth found Ciii tbi'prtckling .sensations which the new
Spain. "".... flannel they wear produces. The gar
There is a great difference in white- ments worn next the body s&ould be of
wash brushes ; . and the beauty of the fine ; soft cambric' except the band,
work, as well as the ease of performing which must be - of flannel. During
it, expends very much on a good brush, warm weather; care should be taken not
making it well worth while to pay the to overload the baby with clothes ; a lit-
difference between a good one , and a tie shirt, a foot blanket, a flannel skirt,
cheap one. For the inexperienced, it is and a little slip of cross-barred muslin or
more difficult to lay on tints evenly than I nainsook is enough: - The object of long
pure white. j clothes is toTceep' the' baby's feet warm.
- For those who have not had experi- but skirtsjialf a , yard . long' accompliah
enoe in using or dissolving glue, it is this sufficiently for a very young infant
well to say that the dry glue should be at 'any time, and are vastly more conven-
spread in a broad flat basin, like a ient than kthose which sweep the floor
shallow milk pan, and cold water enough when th child lies in its mother's arms.
poured on it to fairly cover it ; then let Besides, when a child's feet are weighed
down with so many dry goods it does
not learn the use of them at so early an
age as when they are left free. There
must be a cloak for baby to take its air
ings in, and flannel shawls to throw
around it when needed for - additional
warmth. A basket' neatly lined with
cambric and furnished with inside pock
ets where soap,' towels; pin-cushion, and
all other toilet necessaries may be placed
court," as John Brown waa brought out j is a great convenience. In this the gar-
I've tried for a job," growled ;the I ments worn during the day may belaid
prisoner. . : '" at night, and all 'the little baby belong-
T Vrtvtv oil o Vum f xrrm .Tnhn . rm I i'hm A.J tunrnttmnf .nluui '
for baby clothes can be found in any of
ing the Cornicheroad they come to Nioe it He 0Yer or for A vhen u
the water be not all absorbed in the
swelling glue, the excess should be
poured off, when fresh water will be
added, in which you boil the glue, to be
mixed with whiting. JaryZand farmer.
In the Detroit Police Court.
Loafing around, eh?" inquired the
seen tnose ears tnat nose tnat yawn
ing mouth here at this bar half a dozen
times during the past year." '
" I'm going to Chicago, sir." (
" I'll bet five hundred dollars to a
cent that you won't ! You are going to
the pattern books ; these come with full
directions as to quantity of materials
and style of making.'- As a rule, .tho
more simpiy a Daoy is ureaseu ute pret
tier it is. - A deep hem in , the skirt of
the house of correction for sixty days.' J the drees with a dainty edgo around tho
It's bad, sir, when a feller tries hard j peck and at ibe.wri&t, if ihe quality of
to find work.
"I know it. The police have seen you
trying to work into barns and sheds.
You've tried to work money out of stran
gers. You've worked up rows and riots
on the Potomac, and now you've worked
in here again. I've thought your case
over and over in my mind, and I wonder
that you haven't run across some one
who wanted to break, your neck. . You
don't '.know what gratitude or self -re-'
spect or honor is. You'd rather own a
fighting dog than the best library in the
country, and rather get drunk than be '
aster, and even the Mill river catastro- ?7 detained, andnotice is given to the preflnted with an enrhteen-doUar Bible.
As we approached the I stranger, I ,,rrvv g,'T wm. -nq tic-w,
grew more uneasy, but apparently with- Iad Jf Va , see " can give trfck for
out cause ; for, now that we could more i&Wki ' . ,
closely examine her, we saw no evidence The men immediately rushed to theii
of an armament. His sides were black, several posts, near which they had sta-
wjthga white 'streak, rtc4it"venwthe f& my
fiction of painted ports' and not a soul orders. In a second of time, as i were,
trie saiis1, wnicn -1 naa 1 oeen- nauiea up,
could be seen about him, except one' or
two idle lookouts.- f
W.e'll overhaul himnaw," fcjiid Cap-
v-Xr . aw4 w
should happen to be a British trader, or
transport from Jamaica, eh? That
ast would be grand, Danforth. 4 We'll
make a tac and fetch . across his fore-,
foot. Call all hands to be ready for him
phe, are yet fresh and green, but the
cause of them is fast fading from mem
ory. We are far too careless in this re
spect. Horror and indignation are upr
permost when a calamity occurs, but
how soon the feeling is cooled down and
the edge of sorrow blunted ; and then
we view with calm philosophy the graves
of the dead,' pity the wounded, and let
the subject drop. : j ;
. Whoever undertakes the management
of a place of public amusement, or the
transportation of passengers, become at
once entirely responsible for the lives
under-' their care. Contributivej negli
gence snould be no bar to damages if an
Italian consul. The padrone, however.
generally arrives first, assert 3 his claim,
and the child is nearly always given np
to him. A Neapolitan physician states
that of one hundred children of both
sexes who leave their, country only
twenty return, thirty establish them
selves abroad, and fifty fall victims to
illness, privation and cruel treatment.
Fifty is, indeed, a heavy mortality.
A Female Smuggler. . - -
A New York correspondent writes:
The custom house inspectors' noticed a
YouH have to go up."
" PU try to be good, sir."
. "Can't help it. I gave yon fair warn
ing, and the greased plank awaits you."
Snieide in Ireland. i
The ."Vital Statistics" for Ireland
(1871), recently issued, show that the
mania for suicide is on the increase in
that island. During the decadi ending
1841 there were 755 cases of self-cUv
b traction : in thai ending 1851,. there
were 841 r-fir that endiner 1801,' there
the dress is fine, makes s more attrac
tive toilet than cheap .fabrics heavily
trimmed. . i A
The Eight to Do.
' Almost everybody ruahos aa fainting
person, and strives to raise him up, and
especially to keep the head erect. Thcro
must be ' an instinctive - apprehension
that if a person,' seized with a fainting or
other fit falls into the incumbent posi
tion death is more imminent. Now the
head of a fainting person shquld be on
'a level lower than the body.; Fainting
is caused by want of 'blood in the
brain ; the heart ceases to act with suffi
cient force to send the usual amount
of blood to the brain, and hence the per
son loses consciousness because the func
tion of the brain ceases.; Restore the
blood to the brain, and Instantly the
person recovers.; Now, -Uiough the
blood is propelled to alt parts of the
body by tho ictioa of to heart, yet it
is still under the influence of the laws of
gravitation. "In the erect position the
blood ascends to tbe- bead against gravi
tation, and the supply to tlte brain is
oVen, came tumbling up, (ready cj; ed. , Let the rporation once suffer in Jd a e brafdf falsi
r.k. . . . I ofraUg6;, But she had been undereasy their pockets, and thelivesof our fel- Tt?UZ
if he should prove a prize."
In a moment the whistle of the boat
swain rang through the brig, and; . the
jfae wb Jdways, as they Aidj sjept .with,
one ear
for their
The wind had now freshened consider
erably, and aa the Yankee bent to its
fdrce the spray from'the Opposing seas
come crackling, thick and fast, over the
bow, wetting the deck well, forward.
The 'merchantman was rapidly approach
ing, looming larger and larger every
moment, till, but for the absence of
porta in her sides, jre should have
thought her a full-sized frigate.
Suddenly, to our dismay, as she came
down toward us, rolling tho water in
cataracts under her bows, the loner
white streak, which had convinced us of
her pacific character, fell off, like a huge
scale of paint, and we saw twenty frown
ing ports, with their blood-red mouths,
through which gleamed, the . light of as
many battle lanterns.
, " Caught, by the eternal !" ejaculated
Captain Drew, hissing the oath between
his teeth. "It's that frigate they dis
figured, by covering her ports jwithia
strip of canvas, in order to trap our fast
sailing clippers. I've heard of the trick
itll ito their places, and t were sheeted ,
home ; the r brig , bowed before the
brjeeze, and began to make rapid head- I accident occurs bv which liws ata iuri
way; and before the EnglishmarJ coud jfiped or men or women injured. Cor
understand bur design, we already , liajf porations should see that an accident is
the weather-gage, and weroxlarting to impossible. Directly a passengesen
windward,. like a duck. upon tiie Wing. tersthe property of a railroad, steam
Had the frigate been prepared. to boat, or other company, that company is
throw ottt;,her, light; .sail, or had her at once responsible for his safety, Dan
battery been properly manned, she ger should be made practically impos
would, notwithstanding this bold ma- sible rby the companies, land' all others
neuver, nave recaptured ,us ; lor she I to whom the Uvea of citizens are entrust-
ladv on one of the Enfflish fetcamerswho wfcra 757' and fn that endfni? 1871. there "lminwnwi, .txrapareu .Wita uio re-
seemed to be very much overdressed, were TO1I ' This Increase has betn great- kk y .
She was one solid mass of furbelow's and I er amongthe rural than the urbin popu-
f rills, and over her elegant black silk
costume she wore an Tndian shawl, which
completely enveloped her person.; She
was stopped and escorted into the
searcher's room, where the female in at
tendance. " went through her," and was
lation. ' In 1841 there was one suicide to
every 6,842 persons. Suicide prevails
among men more than among women.
Among the' former hanging is the more
popular form of self -destruction, while
with the latter poison is the favorite
canvas all along, and knowing us, from
the first, to be so much her inferior, she
had opened her ports merely for brava
do, and then only on the side opposite
to that ' where we found ourselves.
Whether her men even were at their
stations, we never knew; most probably
they were not. .
As we parted from 'her, after we were
once fairly in motion, the impulse that
seized us all was irresistible; and, with
one accord, officers and men united in a
huzza that made the very welkin ring.
She threw a few shots after us from
her ' stern-chasers, but they did little
damage, and we were soon out of range
of her guns. She did not long persist
in a chase, which every minute she saw
to be more useless. Before noon the
frigate was hull down on the horizon.
; " The flying Dutchman, last night,
was the enemy's frigate," I said to Taff
raiL the day after this occurrence. "Her
low-citizens will be more safe than they
have been, in the past. N. Y. Express.
rewarded by finding on her person more mode by which to throw off the burdens
than $5,000 worth of jewels, laces and and sorrows of life. Suffocation was
gloves. The gloves were found sewed once fashionable among Irish suicides.
up in the inside lining of her bustle, In the decade ending in 1841 twenty
persons used this as a means of self -de-
hair which she wore. Her nndercar
ments were all made to contain various
" "Outda."
A correspondent writes : Of Miss
la Bame, who writes above the si;
tore of ' Ouida," rumor keeps afloat
very puzzling and conflicting statements.
Her residence has been for some time in
Florence. A portrait published in one
of her late novels represents her as a fair
women, in year3 somewhere between
thirty and forty. Her face has an ex
pression of amiability, but judging from
her books her heart must be full of gll.
She delights in nothing so much as in
deadly sarcasms upon love and upon
women. At some time in her expe
rience " Ouida " has undoubtedly been
articles, even her corsets being made to
do service in cheating Uncle Sam. The
RuHty woman cried bitterly. She is a
lady well connected, and was allowed to
go free upon payment of the sum total
due the government.
1 1 .... !...
Btruciion. But in the decade ending I -
1871 only two men resorted to it when
determined to put off mortality by vio
lent means.
heart's pulsa
tion being equaL If, then, you place a
person sitting, whose ' heart as nearly
ceased to beat, his brain will fjul to re
ceive blood, while if you lay tiiiq down,
with the ' bead lower than .the heart,
blood will run into tho brain by the
mere fore of gravity; and in fainting,
insufficifct quantity to restore conscious
ness. . Indeed, nature teaches us how to
manage fainting persons, for they always
fall, and frequently are at once restored
by the recumbent position - into which
Amaurosis Produced bw Tohaceo.
In his work on Ophthalmology, Dr.
An English Opinion of Canada.
The London Times says Canada has
been advancing rapidly, but not so fast or
with so free, a tread as the United States.
If any Canadian formerly felt a lurking
wish to join the republic they became
Vindicated bt His Wirz. A corro
spondent of tho Louisville Courier -Journal
having charged Gen. Sherman
with burning a Catholic orphan asylum I loyal when they saw the enormous load
in Georgia, and attributing Mrs. Sher
man's handsome presents to a Southern
Catholic fair as a reconciliation to her
conscience for the acts of her husband,
that lady has written a fine letter of vin
dication, in which she says thai she has
associated . or corresponded with inr
sorely wounded in her pride or her si- every year of his life since he was nine
fections, and she revenges herself by years old, and hence knows that the
the most savage attacks upon the charao- charges against him, are foreign to his
ter of. her own sex. She deserves what- nature. She also states that Gen. Sher-
figure, reflected by the fog, was clearly I ever aspersions are cast upon her name,
what we saw." for there is no woman living whose in-
" Ah, Mr. Danforth," said the old I fluence is mora blighting.
man sent two Catholic officers with or
ders to especially look after the oonveut
and asylum in question
of debt and taxes left by the civil
Canadians might, however, have sought
annexation ere this in some fit of petu
lance if the mother country had left
them any grievance. But on the whole
they scarcely felt the restraint of the
Mackpuzis expresses his belief thai to
bacco is a frequent 'cause of . amaurosis,
and states thai one of his best proofs of
this being the case is the great improve
ment in vision sometimes complete
restoration whirh ensues on the use of
thai narcotic being abandoned. -This
position of Mackenzie is confirmed by
Michel, who classes the disease among
the two forms of cerebral amaurosis but
little known. One of these, observed
in drinker he describes as symtomatlc
of flrtynxim tremens; lam other be re
gards as due to the use of tobacco, and
imperial government, ruwiu loyalty believes thai there are few persons who
has been admirable; but we ; may yet have smoked for a. long period more
have to call for larger proofs of patriot- .than five drams of tobacco per day, with-
ism if we intend to knit the colonies out having their 'vision and frequently
into a firmer union with the mother their memory' enfeebled. Both these
country, so as to make them a source of forms of disease, he says, are chcracVr-
strength instead of weakiwts La tim of ized by the presence of well marked

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