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samsbuey; it. ia;:;;jijiiE, 21, 1877,
EcaJy when the dawning J j
Comes creeping cold and grey, .-T
nd we wakenup fim slumber
To greet another day.
Ready when the noon-tide
Is quivering wkh heat,
And there Rtealeth o'er the spirit T
A languor dreamy, sweet. -
Readv when evening fall,
And lilies fill with dew 5
As the westering sun's last gleam
I lading from your view.
Reading at midnight hour
5 A vigil still to keep ;
The heart awake, though weary eyec
Have closed themselves m sleep. -
Blessed the servant found, - -
What -time his Iord returns, .
Who raidr in!) is hand both hold
A lamp that brightly burns.
M.i in the London Christian
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THE luunw wiuuw.
'If you please, ma'am, could I speak to
yoa one minute said Mrs. Locksley.
Theodora Dale started from the deep
wrprie in which she was buried, and look-
V f
np with large, startled eyes.
'Certainly, Mrs. Locksley, said she.
'What is it f
It's about the rent for these three rooms,
Mrs. Pale,' said the landlady, drawing:
herself up with a little Jerk, 'Two good
months you've ocenpied 'em, and it stands
to reason, ma'am as a hardworking widow
woman, as hasionly herself to look to,
"wants to see tM color of her money. Not
m I would a' hurried you, ma'am, with a
half relenting glance towards Theodora's
deep mourning garments, while the poor
Major lay ill, nor yet while he was being
buried, but' ?
Theodore looked pained.
The deep scarlet dyed her cheeks.
'I'm sorry to" have inconvienced you,
Mrs. Locksley, she said, 'but I was of
course obliged to settle the undertaker's
1 Til nL nunn 11 ml lma tnlrAii nil 4-ltA.
Udil ui inner, ciiiu tiiat 114(0 &itM itm 1111;
reauy iuoue wmcu a nau at. coiumuuu. x
1 ' 1 1- T 1 1 i 1 T
have written to my husbands relatives
however, and expect a remittance verv
toon wmcn x
- 1 1 . j,:-: '-". f ' , - - -
jMrs. Locksley compressed her lips. "
1 have heard that same thing from my
louirers before, ma'am. jhe Rind. 'All I
ran sav is mat i would very mucn iiKe 10
' ll 1 T 11. 11 "1 A
have the bill mid as soon as possible
'It shall be paid to-night, Mrs. Locks-
loT. without fail.' said rheodora. her
cheeks becoming hotter than before.
Aud the instant the "door closed upon
the stout fiirure of the landlady- she let
her head fall unon her clasped hands and
burst into tears, tears that were almost
like distilled fire, so scalding and bitter
were tnev. -
1 1
Theodora Dale had been married only !
three months.
She had been a school girl of only scv-
eujtecn at M'me. Bonmerci s establish
ment, when Maj. LioneiDale saw and
idmired her. 1
He made some careless inquiries about
H joungjbeauty with the gazelle eyes,
wrlet lips,, and black hair "that clustered
w jow upon her forehead, and learned, in
m incidental sort of a way that -sho was
m orphan, training at the expense of M'
ffle Donmii-ci liArailf ." for n rnvprnna
. ,.. . . . , . . - -
'Hang it V said Maj, Dale she is too
pretty for that. I will marry her.'
Little Theodora Mayder, who had scarce
ly left off playing with dolls, was heartily
ifkof M'me Bonmerci's exactions on ona
le, and tkentneonscious tyranny of the
cliildren on the other, when the handsome,
fiiddle-aged Major proposed matrimony
t her." ' ..
'nut I am so young,'- she pleaded, the
ttroafhniB and lilies succeeding each oth
tt anon tliA fl,
'Von are the prettiest little half blown
bad in the world ,' the Major answer
gallantly. Jlme-Bonmcrci spoke a word or two of
rning to her. V
y child,7 she said," beware that you
"V He is three times your age he gnm-
It is true that your life is now a
bj-d one; but ' 1
" shall marry him,'-retorted Theodora.
And she did.
At the end of three months Major Dale's
Toritc horse: ran awav with him and
Medium, and Theodora was a widow.
Vtnrally enough, she wrote to her
Wband's relatives, whom she had never
and now upon this October evening
' tras expectiucr an answer to her let
?le color mounted to her face as the
Pmaa paused beneath her window.
aue caucht tho letter from his hand
tore it eagerly open.
contained nothing but her own letter,
"uiiea to her, with these words pencil
f across th envelope r " v
'Chandos Dale's comnlimentstothe
tan lad
rct tlinrriorro onil 1n Tlil All flv "yP
jopbion that her talents in tho hus
nanting)ipe needs no assistance.'
this cutting taunt,: tlds gi-atuitous
eodora sat paleand silnt, ..'
' knew that her husband did not care
vl lO hl rlafiwAH nnl ironoHillr
Jed the subject whenever she broach-'
f3 Vt she had neverdreahicd that he
allowed them to thinVlier a mere ad-
lUrwwho lma ,nTix,A -nfmr.
lnto a disad VanUgepua marriage'. . "officWieaf Boston. - - 'j
fehe had long ere this discovered that
Lionel was a selfish man, but she had
never before dreamed how selfish.
U Bnt the blow, &harp and sadden as it
was, nerved her to further exertion.
-Sheput'on her hat, went oat to the
nearest jeweller, and sold her watch and
chain Lionel's wedding present, for
probably about one-third of its value.
With this she paid her bill at Mrs.
Locksley's. '
'Beg your pardon, ma'am, but wliat
are yon going to do now V
'I am going to give music lessons,' said
Theodora. 'It wilt be a life of druggery,'
Uhe said to herself, but I "would starve
sooner than apply to the Dale, for assis
tance.' And the year crept by, and tbft seven
teen year old widow nho stormed- the
eitadel so bravely, won the day.
y '6ignora Theodora Dalli. Xo, I have
not beard her yet,' said Mr. Chandos Dale
indifferently. 'But they say she is the
best Marguerite we have yet had, and I
sent to secure a box for to-morrow night.'
Signora Dalli was in her best voice that
night when Chandos Dale, her brother-in-law,
sat with folded arms in the proscen-
'ium box. " '
And the half ldown bud of five years
ago had ripened by this time into a full
blown rose.
And Mr. Chandos Dale, sitting there
with intense eyes-and artist's soul, all
alive to the flute-like richness of her voice,
though t-th&t- she was simply the most
beautiful creature he ever saw.
The Mayor of the city where the Signo
ra was singiug had a little private recep
tion in her honor after the opera was
Chandos Dale, of course was among the
invited guests and then Siguora Dalli,
knew who he was.
"I have the advantage of him,' said
Signora to herself, smilling a curious
smile, "and 1 shall take care to retain it."
Jiist a month later Mr. Dale proposed
to make the beautiful Signora hjs wife.
'Are you. really in love with nie f'.said
the Signora, opening wide her almond
shaped eyes; where the jetty fire seemed
to burn with jetty lustre.
'With me an opera singer V
And Chandos, about as" hopelessly in
fatuated as it is in thepower of man to
1h, vowed that he would commit suicide
if she did not have him at once.
'Put it in writing,' said Siguora with a
laugh. ,
'It ismy fa-ncy.'
'Your will my law,' protested Mr. Dale.
So he wrote a very pretty and polite de
claration of love on tinted paper, aud sent
it to the Signora's suit of apartments at
the private hotel.
, The very same evening he received the
very letter which had come to Lionel
Dale's widow that October sunset with
the penciled bit of sarcasm, and under it
written :
Chandos Dale's brother into a secret mar
riage has needed no assistance from his re
latives. The Signora Dalli otherwise
Mrs. Lionel Dale returns the enclosed
compliments, and has the honor to bid
Mr. Chandos Dale farewell.'
Theodora never enjoyed anything so
much in her life as she did the writing of
that letter. - - . ,? .
She had conquered her own fortune
Sh was indebted to one and the next
month she was married to a young English""-
gentleman who had followed her
bright eyes half, over two continents,'
while Mr. Dale had the satisfaction of
knowing that be had wrought out his own
Iloie a Chinaman Xkiught a Ticket Agent.
Silver coin is at a discount in California
just now, and it is customary to demand
gold when the amount is over $10, which
explains the following from the San Fran
cisco Bulletin :
"Two niuchee Smartee," was what the
moon-eyed child of the Orient said to tlie
ticket seller at the wharf when gold was
demanded "for three tickets to Stockton,
at $3.50 each, making $10.50. ; ...
"Too; mnchee smartee; yon no cachee
gold allee time."
'4Yes, John, J must have gold for these
tickets ten dollars and a half. Come,
"How muehee one ticket?"
"Three dollars and a half."
"Alio right; me takee one," and he paid,
his three dollars and a half in silver; then
bought another one and paid thrcelollars
and a half iu silver, and bought a third in
the same way, having paid out ten dollars
and a half in silver without showing any
gold. With a look of triumph "tho. raild
' eyed son of Confucius gathered iu his last
ticket, and said: ,
. "Too mnchee smartee."
Earlv American advertisements are cu
rions. Here is one in 1808 : "Much Want
edA neat, well-behaved female, to do
kitchen work in a small family at Charles
town, near Boston. She may. prayand
ing Jiymns, but not over the fish kettle ;
inay go to meeting, but 1
'jlic divinity of Elias Smi
tlio "whining congregati
not to believe in
Smith ; nor belong to.
tho whining congregation ot mmnignt
n - nraliinnersw Enquire at the ReiMjrtorv
He Denounces
Republican Fraud, but is
Hopeful of the Republic.)
By tlgrpli to the Kew and Courier.J
June 12.--Governor Tilden
made a brief speech at the reception of
the Manhattan Clnb toni:ht. After al
luding to the departure of Governor Hen
dricks to-monfow,1 with ! bis best wishes
for a prosperonjs voyage and safe return,
he said : "Ev4rybody knows that after
the" recent election' the men who were
elected by the people President and Vice
President of the United States were
'counted out, and men who were not
elected 'counted in and 'seated. I dis
claim any thought of the personal wrong
involved in thu transaction. , Kot by Any
act or word of mine shall that be dwarfed
or degraded ii to p personal giievance,
which is, in truth, the greatest wrong
that has stained our national annals. To
every man of the four and a quarter mil
lions who were defrauded of the fruits of
iueir eiecuve xrancmse, it is as great a
wrong as it -is
to me.
And no less to
every man of tlje iniapnty
will the nlti
Evils in gov-
mate consequences extend.
ernmcnt grow
by success and impunity.
They do not arrest their own progress.
They can never be limited except by ex-
If the men in possession
of the government can in one instance
maintain themselves in power against an
adverse decision at the elections, such an
example will
be imitated. Temptation
exists always.
Devices,to give the color
of law, and false pretences on which to
found fraudulent decisions, will not be
wanting. The wrong will grow into a
practice if once condoned. In the world's
history, changes in the succession of gov
ernments have usually been the result of
fraud or force. It has been our faith and
our pride that Vfe had established a mode
of peaceful change to be worked out by
the agency of the ballot-box. The ques
tion now is, "whether our election system
in its substance! as well as form, is to be
maintained? This is the question of
questions. Until it is finally settled there
can be no politics founded on inferior
questions of administrative policy. It in
volves the fundamental right of the peo
ple. It involves the relective principle.
It involves the whole system of popular
government. The people must signally
conderan the great wrong which has been
uone to tncm. uney must stun tins ex
ample of everything that can attract im
itators. They must refuse a prosperous
immunity to crime. This is not all. The
people will not, be able to trust the au
thors or beneficiaries of the wrong to de
vise remedies, but when those who con
demn the wronir shall have the power.
they must devise the measure which slmll
render a repetition of the wrong forever
impossible. If my voice could reach
throughout our country and be heard in
its remotest hamlet, I would say : "lie of
good cheer, the Republic will live, the
institutions of our fathers are not to ex
pire in shame; the sovereignty of the peo
ple shall be rescued from this peril and
re-established." Successful wroug never
appears so triumphant as on the very eve
of its fall. Seven years ago a corr.npt
dynasty culminated in its power over the
million of people who, live in the City of
New York. It had conquorcd, or bribed,
or flattered, and won almost everybody
into acquiescence. It appeared to be in
vincible. A year or two later its mem
bers were in the penitentiary or in exile.
History abounds in similar examples.
We must believe in the right and in the
Lfuture. A great and noble nation will not
sever its political from its moral life."
. Senator Bogy's Son a Crushed Man.
St. Louis, June 14. A dispatch says:
"There is a considerable sensation among
the stockholders of the Commercial Firo
Insurance Compan, which made an as
signment on Tuesday. Joseph Bogy, son
of U. S. Senator Bogy, was president of
the company, and its active manager.
Senator Bog- was the heaviest stockhold
er. He states that he is a loser to the
extent of a hundred thousand dollars
casli, and that the disaster will ruin him
financially, if his creditors are not indul
gent. Joseph Bogy loses sixty thousand
dollars, including a full mortgage on his
residence, and all his property.
Joseph Bogy was also president of the
Exchange Bank of this city, and to-day
resigned that position. His friends rep
resent that he is completely crushed.
What is an J$ditor T Well, he is the
man who reads; the newspaiKrs, writes
articles on most any subject, sets tpve,
, , .,, .. ,
read proof, folds mail, runs on errands,
Bfiira rnrvt .flraw. u-.ifpr TinvV in tliA
garden, taiKs to. an wno can, is niamea
for a hundred things which is nobody's
. 1 t-l 1 i
OUSlliess uui -ill vu, iin in-uiur uri
into office who forgets all about it after -
wards and frequently gets cheated out of
half his earnings. He puffs and does
oreto bui.d.p .ha J
body, and the miser and fogy are benefit-
ed thereby j yet they will say, that the
editor's paper is! of 110 account,? will not
' advertise or take the paper, but will bor- 1
row it. t Who wouldn't be an editor T
Oxford Torek-LighU
Ertract from. the JToc York Correspondence
of the Iialeigh Observer, '
pfEt Yosx, June II, 187?. " ' '"
The habit of cheating seems to .afTect"
every thing here, I have been smprise4
to hear that ground coffee W sold as low
as 12 cents per pound. As ' the cheapest
green coffee is worth 18 or 20 cents, this
roasted and ground article is of course com
posed mainly of some' other! substance,
with a little coffee mixed With it to give it
fragrance and flavor. I learn that peas
furnish the bulk of the mixture.. These
are worth perhaps two cents a pound,
Chickory is not used in. these cheapest
pound packages, because chickory is worth
8 cents er pound,,. There is, one consola.
tion about this adulteration and fraud---there
is no harm in the peas, as there is
in most of the adulterations of liquors and
other articles of diet and drink. Cham
pagne and cider are notoriously made,
not of grapes and apples, but of chemicals
and water; and whisky owes much of its
power to strychnine. A few da3"8 ago I
was asked by a customer to purchase for
him a bolt of ribbon. In a first class
store I found it, marked 2J inches wide,
12 yards long. It really measured 2f and
11. The saleswoman spoke of this as a
matter of course. I hope no Southern
manufacturer has followed such dishonest
customs. When I was familiar with such
matters, some twenty years ago, Southern
sheetings and shirtings had a reputation
as being honestly made, not filled in with
starch, to hide defects, and dishonestly
measured. I trust they retain their char
acter. These are queer people, every way. In
a lecture at Rochester, N. Y., a few days
ago, George Francis Train, who is quite a
character here, declared, that "there would
only be about il,000,000 saints in heaven,
and that all the rest of the human race
would be condemned to the infernal' re
gions. Among the latter such men as
Byron and Franklin would certainly be
found, and Train in his enthusiasm for
these great men exclaimed. "I want to
be able to grasp their extended hands if I
have to go to h to do it. "And, by the
waj-, all those in favor of going fob with
nie say 'ay' " The audience responded
with a unanimous "aVe !" that made the
hall ring. This is almost past belief ;
yet it appears to Ik? tine in all its horrible
profanity. It is awful. H.
A correspondent of the Xetcbcrnian
states the following facts :
"On Wednesday, the 23d inst., an inci
dent of such a strange and incomprehensi
ble nature occurred at my plaee just be
yond the corporate limits of this thrifty
little village, that I take the liberty of
writing you and giving you the details in
as concise and succint a manner as will
comport with a truthful narration and cor
rect, understanding of the affair. Last
Fall I obtained a pair of beautiful pure
blood "white Leghorn" chickens. I gave
them every attention in my power, antic
ipating a goodly return for my care in the
way of young cjiickens this Spring. In
due course of time 1 was much gratified and
partially rewarded for my pains. My hen
began laying; after she had, as we say
down here, laid her latter, 10 make assu
rance doubly sure, I set her on a limited
number of eggs, six only. Last Wednes
day a week ago was the time set apart for
her to bring oft her brood of little birdies.
On the moruing of that day, however, I
discovered her wandering about the yard
forlorn and in evident distress. I watch
ed her every movement narrowly and
with considerable, anxiety you maj- be
sure. After the laps of some three hours,
and she not having returned to her nest,
my curiosity got the better of me and I
determined to see what was the matter.
Accompanied by my little son, I at once
repaired to the nest, and imagine my sur
prise, as well as sorrow, when I saw the
nest perfectly empty, no sign of eggs was
any where to be seen. 1 assure you, I was
very much vexed and annoyed. As I turn
ed thoroughly angered to retrace my steps,
I espied al6ut four paces away a tremen
dous king or corn sna'ke stretched at full
length basking in the noon -day sun. The
mystery was sit once solved. The snake
had robbed the nest. This snake is a spe
cies of the Boa, and is innocuous, has 110
fangs, is parti-colored, being flecked with
alternate blotches of white and black, is
an enemy of all other snakes, 'is superior
to a cat as a moilser, bolts its food and
lies in a semi-domant state after it is
glutted till digestion is complete; forget
ful, however, of all its good qualities and
remembering only my disappointment and
loss, I seized a hoe and with a single blow
killed it outright, severing its head from
its body, I discerned a singular spasmodic
twitching of its stomach. Impelled by
curiosity, I took my knife, opened the
snake, wheu 10 and behold! six sprightly,
bright little chickens skipped from its in
testines; the process of incubation had ev
idently beenconsumated in the stomach
of the snake, as the presence of the re
mains of the egg shells would plainly in
dicate; but the strangest part of the affair
is yet to be told; the liberated chickens
1 J -1 t . 1 .
iimKiw uvmijj jiuic m niiD itlllli:!
P?rl(, er wu Vmc anrt -Wa
1 diamond shaped blotches, just as (1 might
, narent. Annk-P: the rw,n
l 7 U.,VU.
tueir legs are laenticai in structure, ar
rangement and color with those on the
body of the snake ; their feet look more
! an incongruous mass of vermiform atteme
I xl xl J. lfl- i il .
A ... .
, v is. that when armroachinir anv obieet
j man mey uo uneiors nomer peculiar-
they do 60 m a zigzag or vernicular man-
v' 1 A Cz7 J
! ever straight forward, and though
; ITnl
! one of these, but on the contrary, they '
seem to instinctively avoid them. Strange -
as it may sound to your ears, yet I aver,
t 1 . i ii t 1
wueuiutuuu uie- juiu certainly
possess some ot tne attributes and char4-
actenstics of the snake tamilr. "Truth
is oftentimes stranger than fiction.' To
say the least, these chickens ma vbe rank
ed among the phenomena of nature. "There
are scores of intelligent crentlemen in this
icinity of undoubted veracity, w ho have
duimueu me cnicKens ana. will readily
vouch for the truthfulness of the above
statements. N
.k'j . Respectfully, Abiel Dixos.
Grantsboro', Pamlico co May 31, 1877f
-. . . . ' ' , ;
Salem Press : It is a general remark
that the chestnut trees and chinquapin
bushes are annually, becoming less in this
section of country. The trees and bushes
die, the cause of which has excited con
siderable interest, but remains as yet a
mystery. "'"""
The fact is a notable one, borne out by
proofs abundant in this immediate neigh
borhood. Also by the death of immense
quantities of chestnnt'along -the dine-of"
the Westerji NO. Rf R.K is n opera
tion of nature, we suppose, id her process,
of change going on in the East as well as
in the West, in which one growth is su
perseded by another. You will find patches
of young oak trees in the long leaf pine
forests; and a variety of short leaf pine
springing up on old fields where the long
leaf formerly grew. ,
In this section the oak lands after being
worn out in the cultivation of crops, if
"turned out" first spring up in old field
pines, winch grow broad and stubby ; and
after a while other trees, such as sassafras,
sycamore, dog wood, poplar, black gum,
&c, come forward, especially near the
margin of the piece of ground. Accidents,
as the cuttiuir of a pine in the season fa
vorable for the development of the pine
lorer frequently happen, and the greater
part of the pine treesare killed, thus giving
a better chance for tjie more rapid growth
of the other kinds, together with vines,
sumac, &c. Later, the pines which are left,
few fear, and -scattered, begin to assume
more and more the appearance of the for
est pine ; and later still some species of
the oak struggle into view ; and ultimate
ly, as iu some places we h.tve seen, sev
eral varieties of the oak, particularly the
chestnut, flourishes finely, and it becomes
difficult to decide whether or not the land
was ever before in cultivation.
In this case we observe the process of
nature in redeeming the soil wasted by
bad cultivation. In the other it seems to
be somewhat similar nature adapting
herself to some new condition which is
more favorable for the growth of one kind
of tree than another. The trees which
die seem to have failed in resources either
from the soil or climate and give place to
other varieties possessing different re
quirements for health and growth.
Great Loss of Sicinc. Mr. Dodge, the
Statistician of the Department of Agricul
ture, at Washington, as the result of an
investigation of the losses from diseases of
swineduringthe past twelve monthsshows
the destruction of 4,000,000 animals of all
ages, and a moivey loss of more than $20,
000,000. One-filth of the reported loss oc
currs in Illinois; next iu prominence are
Missouri, Iowa, and Indiana, which to
gether lose 81 0,000,000. Florida, Alabama,
Mississippi anu Louisiana nave neariv as
large a percentage of loss in numbers, ag
gregating in value a million and a half
dollars. The reported losses are very
small in New England, the country bor
dering on the great lakes, and the Pacific
coast. Of the remaining districts, West
Virginia comes nearest . exemption, and
Ohio and the Atlantic coast" States stand
better than the alluvial districts. The ap
parent loss is equivalent to a third of the
sum of exports of pork products last year.
It is somewhat greater than usual, elicit
ing demands from correspondents for a
competent scientific investigation by the
Jekf. Davis Wins a Scit. The Su
preme Court of Mississippi has decided
that Jefferson Davis, bv a residence of
thirty years, and other acts of ownership,
acquired title to tne plantation known as
"Brierficld," notwithstanding Joseph E.
Davis, his brother, never conveyed to him
the title thereof; that when the latter sold
this plantation he became indebted to the
former in the amount of $70,000, the price
thereof ; aud that Jefferson Davis is not
estopped by the fact that having become
executor of his borther's will, or by any
acts of executorship doue by him, or bv
jwiy other thing, from asserting his claim
to Jhe proceeds of sale of said plantation
against the estate of Joseph E. Davis, but
is entitled to be paid the same.
A Lesson for the Times. Few per
sons properly estimate the difference be
tween a high aud a low rate of interest,
aud therefore borrow money at ruinous
rates that no legitimate business can
Stand, but few have figured on the differ
ence between six and eight per cent. One
dollar loaned for a hundred years at six per
cent., with the interest collected annually
! and added to the principal, will amount
to $340. At eight per cent, it amounts to
$2,203, or nearly seven times as much,
j At three per cent., the usual rate of inter-
' est in England, it amounts to $iy.&,
1 - ' -
; whereas at ten per cent., the, usual rate in
the United States, it is $13,809, or nearly
VT cent- it amounts to $15,145,007, and
at twenty-five per cent., (which ,we some
times hear talked of) it reaches the enor
j mftna - f c,, 700.404. or more than
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ou-,Y. Y""11 -n.y 'vrl 'y."?'!
, nal.
Three aJarming fires, though not seri
ous in their results, occurred, last week
from the same general 6puree-stagelights
and scenery One was in a theatre and
two were iu Roman Catholic churches. A
panic occurred in two instances and some
persons injured, but the panics were hap
pily quelled and no fatal consequences re
sulted.? On the evening of Decoration da v a the-
atre iu Twenty-third streei was filled with
a fashionable audiance to witness an in
vitation musical and magical soiree. Du
ring the jierformance the scene, which had
been raised too high, took fire from the
chandelier, nd ii a moment the stage
was one mass of frames. The fire was ex
tinguihed with -eome rdifliculry and the?
managers, who assisted iu putting it out,!
were badly burned. The audiance, who
wer at first alarmeof, were finally quiet
ed, and the entertainment proceeded.
The next day, Thursday, two altar fires
occurred in Roman Catholic churches in
this city and Brooklyn. At the Church
of St. Antonio, on Sullivan street, the
sacrament was to be administered for the
first tijne to a number of Sunday school
children who had been confirmed. The
new members in white dresses with white
veils on their heads, stood in front of the
altar, upon which were lighted chandela-
bra. Suddenly the flames from one of
the jets ignited the veil upon the head of
one ofthe girls. The cry of "Fire" was
followed by an immediate uprising of the
congregation, and a rush was made for the
doors. Several persons were severelv
bruised iu the rush, aud it was uecessary
to remove an old woman to her home iu
a carriage.
At the Church of St. John the Baptist,
Brooklyn, the same day, folds of spangled
lace which enveloped the, statue of the
Virgin took fire from one among tho myri
ads of candles by which it was surround
ed. The sexton of the church mounted
the burning altar and endeavored to
snatch the folds tf lace from their hang
ings, but, after scorching himself to no ef
fect, he was fored to retreat. A number
of men rushed forward and tore down the
frame and its decorations from the wall.
No further injury was done. X. T. Ob
Idkxtitv. Mrs. Margaret Alemslyof No.
14 Gay street was arrested "recently by
officer Vallety of the Eighth precinct po
lice, in front of No. 477 Broome street,
while quarrelling "with a man who--he
said was her husband and who had aban
doned her. Both were taken to Jefferson
Market Police Court, when Mrs. Alemwly
told Justice Waudell that the man was
Edward Alemsly, her husband, whom she
had married in February, 18(5, at Charles
ton, S. C, aud had lived with him until
about two years ago, when he abandoned
her. She knew him by his peculiar teeth,
hair and beard, and was positive it was
her husband, and also brought in two
witnesses who ako identified him as Mr.
Alemsly. One of the witnesses, a little
girl named Mary Edgerton, was brought,
into court after the case had been begun,
and picked the man out of a crowd of
spectators, reporters, &c. The man de
clared positively that he was not the wo
man's husband, that his name was not
Edward Alemsly, but August Jansen,and
instead of being a Scotchman, he was a
German, and born iu Prussia. He pro
duced one ofhis employers, a highly re
spectable firm doing business at No. 477
Broome street, and proved that he had
been in their employ as janitor for seven
years, and thatrhe was a married man and
had a family of five children. It was evi
dent from his Speech that he was a Ger
man. and the Justice decided that it was
a sijigular case of mistaken identity, and
dismissed the complaint. Mrs. Alemsly
left the court in a highly excited condi
tiou, evidently dissatisfied with the deci
sion of the Justice. X. Y.'Evcning Post.
Tuir Under a Water-Wiieel. The
New London Telegram tells the following
marvelous story : "A little son of James
Chapman, aged five years, had a very nar
row escape from death lately. He was
playing on tjie embankment at the lower
end of Brigg's pond, when he slipped and
fell into the flume of the old oakum mill,
aud was carried rapidly down the stream,
being tossed about by the rushing waters
like a chip. It was thought that when he
reached the old wheel his brains
dashed out against it, as the space beneath
was not large enough to admit of his pass
ing safely through. But he shot under it
like a fish, and went under the bridge at
Cedar street, and into the trough through
which the water i conducted into Smith's
orf-an faetorv. Here he succeeded in clutch
ing a joist fastened across the trough,
where he clung until he was rescued. His
first word, after he had leen put iu a
place of safety, were: "Where's my top."
Marshal MacMahon is for muzzling the
press. He fears public discussion. Sev
eral papers have already been prosecuted.
An exchange says :
"The immediate cause of the dissolution
ofthe ministry and the proroguing of the
Assembly ' was the press law which the
dictator "objected to.' A republic where
the journals are forbidden to iscuR.4 pnb
Iie affaii s seems a outradietyn of terms."
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1 SMrt
from yur :earUg-yltinsureouV'J:f
pr incipletaga inr the peril it of- tridfeulej
you tan up moreWrqige' yourl csasoa.if
you life in the. cWant. dread; of daaghr
ter, than you caBmjoyypurlifeif you re 1
inconstant terror deathi JfyoBlttbak
it right tQ.differ frW the. times, and to
mate it a point of morals, do it, boVcW
rustic or antiquatcijtfowevcr'peaanilcit
may appear; do it, tot for, insonoe, but
seriously, as a man 'who woro &' soul,, of
of his own in his boomiand didjtfpJt.
till it was breathed into him by tkVbjfji&'f
offashion. Sidney Smith. VsX'i?'
Whenever you want to go out of this s.
city and do not know jthe hours when the ,
irains lea-nr, you, get-a; pewspaper .ftttd
read the time table -h wheueyer.yjqnlejnoj
know when the church begins, ym(gejj tJle
paper and reads its advertising , columns
for the hour ; whenever you want tokaow
the price of gold, stocks, thecondU(iu uf
the grain, flour, cattle, and otuerarjtejtfj
you get a newspaper to obtain tbemfprjiua
tion. And so it isiwith the current nwa J
of the day. And herein lies p the prpt -
and success of those who advertise.
There is no item or branch of business
that is not benefited by advertising
' "V- " ..... -..
Glorious was the scene when Enoch was
translated, or when Elijah's chariot of fire ,
appeared in the whilwind and took hiyx
"up to his glory ; yet more glorions was
the scene wheu, surounded with his disci-,
pies, the risen Saviour slowlyjuid majes
tically ascended by. his own .power, and;
glory before them-while blessing them,
and a coud rccejvejl lliin out of their
sight, How unspeakably glorious then
will be that full result of his resurrectiou ?
and ascension, when crowding from, every
country, in glorious remirrectionTbodie,
shining as the sun, at one and the same
moment, the myriads and myriads of, LJa
saiuts, of every age, are all gathered into ,
his presence, where is fullness of joy and .
are forever with the Lord. E. Biciei'ftctli..
The moment a man is satisfied yirU
himself, everybody else is dissatisfied wiUl , .
him. c-, ,;
There are many shining qualities in th -,
mind of man, but none so useful as dir
cretion. : ,.H i
If we do not flatter ourselves the flat
tery of others will not hurt us.
The man who minds his own business
has a good, steady employment.
Never apologise for a long letter you
only add to its length.
Retiring early at night will surely shor
ten a man s days.
lie speaks in his dunk what he thought
111 nis urouui. 1
True men make more opportunities
than they find. '
An angry man opens-his mouth 4ilfid -shuts
his eyes. ' '
"" ,tmi ' '
0 my soul, impressed with the image bf
God, redeemed with the blood of Christ,
betrothed by faith, endowed witli Spirit,
adorned with virtues', K reckoned witkthe
angels! Love Hi ni, by whom thou Jiast
been so greatly loved. Wait upo' Him,
1 . .1 - . 1 .1 . tri 1 II' I
who nain wanei on iee
seeketh thee. Love thy loverf?who8e
love hath anticipated thee, whose ?ove. is
ilia miiui n
reward, the fruit, the use, the Jend-fe4-
gusUne. ri
. Mr. Evarts has written a letter, to, Pres,
ident Diaz insUting that tiie Mexican
marauders be coufiued to their pw jtf rrjU
tory. He is for trying turf.,fivst &4& i
that is unavailing stoues, wilLbthurh?, ,
... ....?
XL 4,11 1 UC 7i.UAtiAU iau bia w "fSrr J ;
Gen Ord.will then bTarUthorized Jo ta,k
such steps as will put an end to W 47 -must
put down the brakes or tlere- will -
le lively times on. the border anj..ier .
yonu. . :T . . ,ttt -mi
. ' i 1
An exchange says,
rX iittte,crc4 t 'now
and then is relished by newspapermen c
An? if we must choose between tnecrea-
it of our'tailor and that of our contempo
raries, we shall cling to out tailor, tJ
'What is editorial coutesy I" ask a
New Jersey paper, n Why, it is wheal' Ian
editor is caught fctealiog thickens at mide i
night, and hi brother editors JtinaJj Mm
. ... . r . . 5 1
ciHitemiwrary, who lias leeu giving ;4h0-
fair sex a lesson on health, remarkl' tha
"i-wl clieeks are simply oxygen iu areflecf
M IOVIU ; ana lauir iiia.iuu .v jim
thein should setdc thenv where ; tJie?rdse8
gets theirs out of doors" 4 '"' ?
Doubtless this U aVMrne t but let's liear
something from tle other side. How does
our medical friend explain, tho fact tliat
Tost s stJiy in their lc4l liy f fliatV
the quest ton. dfsfortl lQ.nli?JAghl.h
There are. some liadicals that are, VTi
anxious for the formation of aiew. party.
1 iir- 11 iuii vi , 111c- ni.iiiri t'iy, mv.v
garment is woru turviMi nun "u 1
last much longer, and in order -to present
a -resixictable apiearauce, tljeivvauktoi
get an old Whig natdi stuck on, tjheseat,
of the Bemiblicau breecliesV Oj-brJ
Torch-Light, -h..
'An old Whig patch" can't Wmade tq'-
stick on radical IncTbei?. " " "

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