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The Defense of Lucknovr.
Banner of England, not for a season, Oh banner
of Britain, bast thon
Floated in conquering battle or flapt to the
battle cry I
Nevor with mightier glory than whon we bad
reared thee on high,
Flying at top of the roofs in the ghaatly siege
Shot thro' the staff or the halyard, bnt oyer we
rained tVee anew,
And ever upon the topmost roof oar banner of
Aye, )bnt the foo sprung bis mine many times,
and it ebanoed on a day
Hoon as the blast of that underground thon-
dor-clap coho'd away,
Dark thro' the smoke and the sulpbnr liko so
many fionds in their boll
Cannon-shot, musket-shot, rolley on volley
and yell npon yell-
Fiercely on all the defenses our myriad enemy
What have they done ? where if it ? Oat yon
der. Oaard the I(9dan 1
Storm at the Wate-gate ! storm at the lUi ley-
irate ! storm, and it ran
Barging and swaying all rouud as, as ocean on
I'lnngoi and heaves at a bank that Is daily
drowned by the tide-
Bo maay thousands that if they bo bold onough
who shall escapo ?
Kill or be kill'd, live or die, thoy shall know we
are somicri ana mon i
Heady I take aim at thoir leaders their masses
aro gapp'd with onr grape-
Backward they reel liko tho wave; like the
wavo flinging forward again;
Flying ami foil'd at tho laat by the handful
they could not pnbdue ;
And ever npon the topmost roof onr banner
Cf England blew.
Then on another wild morning another wild
Clean from our hues of defense ten or twelve
good paces more;
Riflemen, high on tho roof, hidden thero from
the ligLt of tho inn-
One haa leapt op on the b ach, crying out :
"Follow me ! follow me 1"
Mark bun ho falls ! then another, and him,
too, and down goes ho.
Had they beiu bold enough thon, who can tell
but tho traitors had won ?
Boardirgn and rafters and doors an embra
sure ! mako way for the gin !
Now doublo charge it with grape! It is charged,
and wo fire, aud they run.
Praise to our Indiau brothors, and let tho dark
face have bis duo !
Thanks to tho kindly dark faces who fought
with ns, faithful and fow;
Fought with tho bravest among mi, and drove
them aud smote thorn aud flow,
That ever upon tho topmost roof our banner
in India blow.
Uark, caunonado, fanillado ! is It trno what
was told by tho Hoout V
Outram and lUvelock brea'.ini thoir way
through the foil mutineers !
Surely the pibroch of Europe is ringiug again
in onr ears !
All on a snddon tho garrison utter a jubilant
Havolock's glorious Highlanders answer with
Forth from their holes aud thoir hidings our
women and ohildreu coruo out,
Blessing the wholesome white faces of Havo
lock's good fueilecrs,
Kissing the war-bardon'd hand of the High
lander wet with tboir tears !
Dance to the pibroch ! javod ! we are saved !
is it you ? is it yon ?
Saved by tho valor of lUvelock, saved by the
blessing of heaven !
"Hold it for fifteen days !" we have held it for
d ever aloft on the palaeo roof the old ban
ner of England blew.
Tennyson's New Poem.
CHANGED HER MIND.
Aro you really in earnest, Olympia?"
Miss Olympia Martin shook Lor pret
ty yellow curls aud looked aa resolute
aa possiblo at Lor pale, atraigLt-foaturoil
'Yon, I really am in earnest, Mr. Vi-
ninffiyou see thero is one young lady iu
tho world wLo can rosiht the attractions
of Uolilescombe Hull and your wealth I
80 Baying, Miss Olympia made Lim a
very low courtesy graceful, but under
the ciroumstauoes, aggravating.
George Vining bowed coldly and
turned away. Olympia watchod him
stride down the broad graveled path and
disappear bebind the Ledge of glossy-
leaved In ucl, with a smile dimpliDg Ler
Blip was a pretty littlo creature, fresh
as a newly blossomed rose, with eyes
bluo as the midsummer sky when noon
is at its balmiest priue, and a plump
ness of outliuo which mado you think
of a pretty baby.
Mrs. Martin sat at Ler sewirg as
Olympia re-eutered the family sitting
room. Well,' eho said inquiringly, 'has Mr.
Vining gone already ?'
'Yes, mamma. I have refused to be
'Olympia I' almost shrieked Mrs,
'I have, mamma.'
A tall, sandy-haired young man who
was lounging over the newspaper in the
oorner, looked suddenly up, bnt Olym
pia avoided his gaze, and apparently
anxiom to escape from Ler mother's
;rave reproaches, slipped through the
wido open French window into the
Hbade and coolness of the old cedar
walk at tho foot of the garden.
For Olympia herself was scarcely cer
tain whether she had done right or
wrong in refusing the master of Gl ides
There was a littlo coquetry at the bot
tom of it, a little feminine willfulness
and Olympia hardly know what else,
She wanted time to think.
Bnt Oliver Sands bad followed her
1 into her retreat, tooeager to plead
hit own cause to thiuk anght of policy,
'Olympia,' he said eagerly, looking
into her face, 'Olympia, there could be
but ono reason for your refusing Georgo
'Do yon think so?' sho questioned,
'And that,' he continued, 'is that you
love another. Olympia my darling
cousin say it was me you loved 1'
'But it wasn't I' said Mis 1 Olympia,
very resolutely. 'Get np off that gravel
path immediately, Oonsin Oliver, and
don't mako a greater fool of yourself
than nature Las already made you I'
'Olympia, do you mean to say'
I mean to say that I'm no more iu
love with you than I am with the stone
wall yonder, and if you don't cease ira
portuning me at onoe, 1 will go back
to the house I'
Bo Oliver Bands retreated signally
discomfited in this short, but eventful
passage at arms; bnt littlo OJympia,
sitting down in the shades of the cellars,
had a good crying fit, sho herself did
not know what for.
But her troubles were by no means at
an end. Jessy Vining, George's consiu,
and her ever special and darling friend
hail hor Bay to enunciate yet.
'I think it is a great shame, Olympia,
for yon to treat Goorge aa you Lave
done, who said solemnly.
Olympia shruggod Ler dimpled shonl-
dere Low pearly tLey looked under the
soft white muslin of hor dross nud
'Jfoia havo I treated him ?' she de
'You have encouraged Lim and led Lim
on, and then, just when he had cause
to fancy his hopes nearest their frnition,
you Lave coldly jilted him.'
Olympia crimsoned; sho had not seen
hor condnct in just the snmo light be
fore. 'I am not bound to marry every man
that asks me to be Lis wifoalio rejoined,
a little detinntly.
'No you aro not bound to be truo
and just aud honorable. If a man pnts
Lis Leart at your feet, you have a right
to trample it down and go on your way,
smiling aud radiant as ever. '
'Jessy I' pleaded Olympia, seeking
refuge in tears, 'how could yon be so
'I am not unkind ; I am only truthful I'
'But I did not love George !'
'Then why did you treat him as yon
did ? I toll you, Olympia, you have douo
a very wicked thing I'
But Olympiad store of argument fail
ed her, aud sho only cried and ran away
and declared withiu herself 'sho never
would speak to that hateful Jessy Viuing
And so tho summer days rippled on.
'Dear heart !' croaked Grandmother
Martin, 'what does ail Olympia ? Sho's
getting as thin as a shad and as pnlo as
tho city gals boardin' over to Squire
Taylor's who rnb chalk on thoir faces,
Sho don't cat nothin', nor have no more
spirits. We don't havo to scold her no
moro for laughin' too lond and I think
sho'd ought to drink herb tea or bark
sirup or something.'
'It's only the Lot weather, grandma,'
'I'll make you a bit o' tea that would
make a corpso got out of its cc tlio,' said
'I won't drink it,' said Olympia, de
Do let the child Lave her own way,'
Baid Mrs. Martin, 'she'll bo well enough
when tho fall comes I'
But it was not the weather that was
stealing the roses from Olympia's cLoek
and tho roundness from Lor figure, but a
troubled and uurestfal heart.
For Olympia found out all too late,
that she was iu lovo with Georgo Vining,
tho mnu sho had so haughtily discarded
in the glow and pride of her youthful
Mr. Vining had left tho village a few
days subsequent to tho defeat of Lis
fondest and most treasured hopo, and
Gjldcscombo Hall was temporarily
closed, greatly to tho chagrin of all the
marriageable young ladies of tho vicin
No ono, except his cousin Jessy and
Olympia herself, knew positively tho
reason of his sudden departure, and no
one could conjecture the probable length
of his absence.
But ono evening Graudmother Martin
came into the sitting-room, full primed
for a gossip with several other old ladies,
who might easily have savod the village
the expense of a newspaper.
'Wal, wal !' said Grandmother Martin,
taking a pinoh of rose-soente.1 snuff.
Wonders never will ceaso P Mr. Vi-
niug's comu back to Goldcscombo, and
he's married 1'
'Married ?' echoed Mrs. Martin, while
Olympia bending over her work, grew
as pale as a sheet. 'And to whom ?'
'I don't know exactly; bnt it's so, for
Duncan Teel's wifu, sho was down to the
depot, this morning, to meet Ler bus
band's cousin's darter, from Boston,
that's coming to make Ler a visit, and
she saw Mr. Vining step off the car, and
help a la ly off, and the Goldesoonibe
carriage was there to meet 'em. Thero I
'But that's no sign he's married,' per
sisted the doubting Mrs. Martin.
'Wal, Duncan Teel's wife soys he is,
persisted Grandmother Martin; 'and
there's a lot o' satin damask curtains
come down for tho north drawing-room
at the Hall, and if that don't mean a
wife, I'd like to know what does I'
Olympia could enduro it no longer.
Sho roso and left tho room, hurrying
through tho green villngo Junes as if
there were a spirit of restlessness in Lor
anxious footsteps, nntil sho reached the
little cottage whero Jessy Vining lived.
Jessy was at tho window, and called
to Ler : 'Olympia, Olympia, come in 1
Why, how pale yen are !'
'Am I ? It is becatiKo I am tired
walking I' bravely assorted tho girl, as
she sat down beside Jessy iu tho ploas
ant room and tried to smile.
'But you havo been crying, Olympia ?'
persisted her friend.
At theso words, spoken iu a soft and
sympathetic voice, Olympia's tours flow
ed afresh, and, losing all her self-corn.
maud, sho sobbed aloud, on Jessy's
'What is the matter ?' cried the aston
ished Jessy. 'What has happened,
Nothing,' Olympia nnswerod, 'ex
cept that I nm the most miserable girl
in all tho world I I rafuacd your cousin
George, and I lovod Lim all the while,
and now now--now hois married,'
Married ? Cousin George ?' cried Jes
sy. 'Who told yon so?'
'Kvery 01.0 is talking of it - how ho
returns this morning from Hull with Lis
'Stop,' said Jenny, laughing in tho
very faro of her f rioud's hysterical tears,
'como hero, Olympia.'
Aud sho threw open n door, through
which Olympia could seo a spectacled
matron of fifty, sowing industriously at
the end of tho hall.
''Jhnt is tho lady who canio with
George from IIull this morniug 1 new
housekeeper for tho Jlall. Sho stays
hore nuder mamma's dirootion until to
morrow, wLon sho takes possession of
her now quaitern at (J.ildoseombo Hall.
Tho servauts there are very faithful, bnt
they ricod a head, and Mrs. Bigham
comes very highly recommended. How
could tho gosnips of tho villago possibly
construe that staid matron into a I ride
for Goorgo Viuing ?' And Jessy laugh
ed merrily nt tho thought.
'Then Lo is not really married? fal
tered Olympia, with tho soft red flushes
coming and going 011 hor cheeks, and a
ight, vivid as the blue glitter of a sap
phire, stealing iuto her ryes.
'No, nor likely to be, nulena'
'Unless,' chimed in the voico of Mr
Goorgo Vining himself, coolly walking
iu from another room, tho door of which
was slightly ajar 'unless Miss Olympia
Martin will consent to lu iuy wile; oth
erwise T shall icmain an old bcchelor to
tho end of Kin chapter.'
Georgo I' Olympia had rprnug up
with a slight shriek.
Which is it to be, Olympia ?' bo de
manded playfully, putting both Ler
hands in his, crusty bachelor or a gay
wedding before the oaks at ( 1 ildescombo
tnrn yellow with the October frosts I
The decision rests with yon. Olympia,
tell mc, do you love mc ?'
And Olympia, tho tears scarcely dry
npon her cheeks, confessed that bIio did I
Jessy Viuing was delighted at tho un
expected turu that things had taken.
But for all that,' sho suid demurely,
if a young man comoa wooing me, I
shall tell Lim the trnlh at m.co, and not
risk Lis constancy by letting my fato
depend on a second courtship I'
Stuart's Portrait of .Madame Bonaparte.
Since the deUh of Madame Uouaparto
mention has bceu made of her portrait
three headd on 0110 eanvas--by Stuart.
That picture is at present in tho rooms
the Maryland Historical H cicty. Tor
a long time it remained in tho otndio of
Stuart, who would not give it up
who, in fact, ordered it to bo taken to tho
garret of his house, whero it was loft
with many other portraits that Lad met
with the samo fate. T je reason for this
is not generally known. Although Stu
art was slow iu liuishing liia pictures,
Le could turn them off very rapidly if he
saw fit to do so, bnt ho had a habit after
working a picture up to certain point.of
leaving it for a timo and working on
other heads. Tnis procrastination some
times extended through years, particu
larly v. lion sitters wero crowing in npon
him. Tue friends of Madams ISonoparto
had sceueuoiigh of the picture to mako
them impatient to have it finished, for
it was very beautiful; and 0110 of the
most urgent was hrr husband, lima
parto deemed it an iusult to !o so treat
ed, and when the two came together
l'.jnaparto and Stuart, both men of vio
lent tempers the breach was so widened
that it could not bo bridged over. Stn
art thought the remarks addressed to
him by Bmaparto wero impcrtiiient.and
tho result was that 1! maparte could not
get possession of his own or his wife's
portrait on any terms. Years after this
oocurrcucc, Mr. I'dttorson, Mrs. niua.
parte's father, went to H jston to sit to
Stuart for Lis portrait. Iu Hie courso of
conversation with Stuart the portrait of
Mr?. M maparte was mentioued, when
Stuart had it brought from the garret,
Mr. Patterson was delighted with it.and
Stuart, though ho could ill-afford to do
so, gave it to him "not," soys Miss
Stuart, who related this incident
"that ho did not value Lis work, bnt to
show the world that ho valued still
higher bis position as m artist." Tue
portrait is really threo heads on one
ennvaf-front, threc-qiiartoM and pro.
tile, f ai-h beautiful in itself, and the
three together made a chaimiug picture
one that has rurely been equaled.
What Fashions Predominate.
Spanish lace vails nre again in fashion
Woolen sateens havo tho merit of
Tho newest buttons imitate mulber
rics in various colors.
Armnro grenadine, at $I.r) a yard, is
a stylish new dress stuff.
Loco mittens are worn only at parties
where there is no dancing.
Ilaud-shaking at introductions is not
as gonoral as it nssd to bo.
Bands of jot aro among tho stylish
trimmings on walking hats.
New York florists aro making bou
quets in thesliapoof a horseshoe.
Panama tweed, alight, loosely-woven
woolen stuff, is a now dress fabric.
Tiinen drosses iu pink and blu, nl
browu and bluo, aro turned out by the
French costuruo makers.
Throat bows aro mado of long loops
of gay Persian ribbon. Somo of them
aro fastened by a tinsel lizard or bee.
Tho 'English walking bat' is tho prin
cipal shapo for round hats, and is very
suitable for tho pr.mienado and for
traveling purposes ; but even young
ladies wear bonnets for full dresn.
For street wear black chip is the ma
terial, nud it in quito simp'.y trimmed
with black satin or soft ttvilled or fig
ured silk, a spray of flowers, and per
haps ono ostrich tip. Galloons con
taining gold or silver t lire ids are also
n favor, but tho heavy gold cords and
strings of pearl beads, so popular last
year, aro altogether discarded.
Tho shirred flouuco in simple and
pretty. It is ma lo of straight silk ten
inches deep, hemmed by machino on
both edges. It is then laid in side
plaits, each an inch wide, three in a
a cluster, and a spaeo a linger long is
loft between tho clusters. Tho plaits
are pressed smoothly at tho bottom tho
length of 0 finger, whilo nbovo this
each plait is gathered lengthwise - -ono
row of gathers to each phu! - and drawn
down to a spaco the length of the flat
plaits. This makes frilled plaits at the
top and plaid plaits below. Sow to tho
skirt an inch from the upper edgo of the
flouuee, and also below the frilled part
of the plaits.
I'rrd Koiiirhihs' Adihe.
Fred loughss, the colored V. S.
Marshal of tho I listrict of Columbia, iu
the courso of a lecture at Staunton, Va. ,
after oitvlHtng tliti colored people to stay
whero they aro and work honestly, rath
er than emigrate to tho West, addrersed
the whito portion of his audience as fol
lows: These negroes r.ro among you,
and will remaiu viilh yoi You need
not expect them to die out like tho In
dians. They aro too fond of civilizing
influences for Unit. Au Indian is con
tented with a blanket, while a negro's
ambition is a swallow-tailed coat; the
Indians don't liko churches and steeple,
whilo the negro thinks the higher the
steeple tho nearer they aro to heaven. -They
are essentially imitative, nud if by
their tll'jrts they seek to raise them
selves from poverty cud attaiu to the
excellence of good citizenship, give them
a chance. Sell them lauds, and let them
praetieo your economy aud thrift. Teach
them to bo honest, industrious and sys
tematic, ond yon will yourselves reap
tho reward, for on the trade wiuds of
eternal justice thero will come to this
land a peace aud prosperity it has never
Ilread and Hut tor.
Dr. Hull, in his Juni if : a"fi,
gives tho following bit of wisdom:
Bread and butter are tho only Biticles
of food of which wo never tiro from early
childhood to extremo old ago. A pound
of tluo Hour or Indiau meal contains
thrco times as much meat as ono pound
of bnteber's roast beef, and if tho whole
product of the graiu, bran ar.d nil, were
made into bread, fifteen 1 cr cent, more
f nutriment would bo added. Unfor
tunately, the bran, tho coarsest part of
hicli gives soundness to tho teelli and
strength to tho brain, is generally ex
eluded. Five hundred pounds of four
give to the body thirty pounds of the
bony aliment, whilo tho samo quantity
of brau gives moro than 125 pounds
This bono is lime, tho phosphate of
lime, tho indispensable aliment of health
to the whole human b dy, from tho want
of which multitudes of persons go into a
general decline.' .
In it to Priiie a Failure .'
Tuo Woodruff scioutitlc expedition
around the world is ready to start, ex
cept for oue thing, and that is the lack
of passengers. Thero is no lack of peo
pie who seem to intend going; indeed, a
hundred ond fifty havo already sent iu
their names, with reqnei-ts for state
rooms, while as many moro have verbal
ly signified their intention of goiug,
But soarcly anybody has thus fur depos
itcd tho booking foo of .i(X), which must
be paid by at least two hundred persons
liefore the. projectors will stflrt the ship,
More than that number of people eem to
really intend going, bnt everybody is
waiting for everybody clfce, before de
positing his -"30, and so tho matter is
almost at a standstill. Tue steamship
procured for the voyage and tho general
arrangements aro in good conditions,
Somo Nevada milieu that used to go
down are going up,
A Veteran of Many Wars.
A reporter has unearthed the history
of a war-worn veteran now quietly living
in Youngstown, Pa., as the justice of the
peace of that quiet Pennsylvania village.
His name is Francis Van Swatnaer, and
Le claims the rank of captain. lie was
born nt the Hagno during the reign of
William the Second, King of Holland.
He was the companion of the prince,
and saved his life when on a hunting ex
cursion when attacked by a boar. He
graduated from the military college of
Delft with tho reputation of its best
swordsman, no servod during tho Bel
gian war of 1X19, participating in the
assault on Sanrhrnck, and led tho party
that first entered tho town. Enlisting
the cause of Dom Pedro, he took
part in the siegos of Oporto and Lisbon;
iu 1 n:v 110 commanded an expedition to
put down au insurrection in tho C ipc
do Verdo Islands, but was taken prison
er and sent to the Islo of St. Thomas.
Released from there, ho sailed for this
country, landing at Charleston in Is:!".
no was drill-mastor to the marines in
Washington, assisted in quelling the
riota in Philadelphia in 18:t0, and com
manded a regiraout during tho bloodless
Buckshot war in Pennsylvania, As cap
tain he served in the Mexican war, and
during tho late civil war ho acted as cap
tain drill-master over nil cavalry ami in
fantry c fillers.
It is related iu the neighborhood that
at ono time, when bo was drilling peven
companies nt (' jniiellsvillc, ho wes very
much put out by their nnsoldierly bear-
ng, and told thorn that a fow horsemen
conhl break through their ranks. They
laughed at him, which exasperated the
old geutlemau very much. Ho was on
horseback, aud bidding thorn prevent
him if they could, ho rode through thoir
rauks without the least d ill uilty, word-
ng off thoir blows with his sword, no
has boon and is pernonully acquainted
with ('lay, Webster, Van Huron, Tolk,
Dallas, narrison, Tyler, Taylor, Scott,
1'illmorc, Pierce, I'.uchauan, L'ncolu,
Johnson and Grant. He has been in
fifty-Heven battles, without connting
skirmishes, aud has been wounded
Vulgarity on the Slairc.
Writing of this topic in iSv.ribncr for
May, Dr. Holland says: Tho average
playwright has a lixed opinion that cer
tain definite appeals must bo mado to
tho groundlings, in order to produce a
successful play. There muni Ij uoarHC-
11M8 or profanity, or the half-disguieod
obneeuity that can bo put forth in n
limbic entente, rt else tho great multi
tude will not bo satisfied. As n conse
quence of this, mauy ladies do not dure
to go to tho theator, or to take their
children there. Thero is no question
that theso objectiouoblo elements in
plays havo kept mauy more people ont
of tho theater than they ever nttracted
thither. Tooplo cveu vulgar people
are not pleased with vulgarity, nud it is
quite worth whilo to call attention to
the things that tho people arc pleased
with, both in tho fictions of tho book
aud of tho stage. Wo havo had a lyri
cal comedy running iu all tho theaters
f tho country during tho last soason
'Her Majesty's Ship Pinaurc" which
will illustrate a part of what we moan.
Siuco wo began to observe theaters at
ill nothing has had such a ruu of popu
larity as this. Young and old, rich and
poor, have bceu amused by it, nud there
is not a word in it, from beginning to
end, that cau wound any sensibility. Tt
is simply delightful puro fun -and the
most popular thiug that has appeared
on the stage for the last leu years. We
call attention to it specially to show
that fun, when it is pure, is more popu
lar a thousand times thnn wheu it is not.
Nothing can bo moro evident to a man
of common sense than that any admix -turo
of unworthy elements in this play
would damage its popularity. What is
truo of this play is truo of any and every
play. There is no apology whatever for
making the shigo impure. Evon vulgar
people do not seek tho stago for impu
ritv. Thev seek it for ploasnre, and
they ftud tho purest plays tho most sat
isfactory, provided only that the plea
suro-giving element is in them. A play
wright who is obliged to resort to coarse
means to win the npplauno of coarse
mon, convicts himself of a lack of ca
paeity for writing a good play.
A correspondent of a New York paper,
writing from Germany, says that trade
on tho continent is very bad, the poorer
people are in serious distress, aud capi
talists are earning less and less by their
investments, the limit to tho profitable
employment of mouey seeming to have
been reached iu many branches of in
dustry. There is also great uneasiness
in Germany and Holland on account of
the growing favor in which American
products aro held and tho continual in
crease in their sale. American stoves
and bardwaro are largely sold in thefc
countries, and now 'American butcher
shops' are being opened iu Amsterdam
and elsewhere, which will sell American
meats exclusively. Hollaud finds that
its bntter trade with England, which
has been very extensive ond profitable,
is menaced by American competition,
tho bntter furnished from this country,
while less esteemed for quality than the
DntcU article, being cheaper in price
and moro salable, iu tho proscnt hard
ITF.SM 01' OKNEKAL intfkkst.
Tho total amout nof lumber cut last
season is set down at d,:i:!t,21fiJ,.20 fect.
President Grovy has recently signed
pardons for eight hundred communists
There are over 1,000,Ii h) acres of pub
lie land iu Alabama subject to entry or
Tho Michigan legislature has appro
priated 812,0im) for the '.mrposo of
opening an agricultural college for the
The mayor of Wyandotte City, Kan
sas, has issued a proclamation intended
to check tho colored emigration to that
At one-half cent clear profit per yard,
the thirty-three cloth -r "
Fall, Uiver, Mass., would net about
The first comptroller of tho treasury
decides iu favor of theclaimof the Stato
of ( laorgia for .72,OCO, expenses in tho
Crook and Ssniiuolo war.
Tho settlers along tho Texas frontier
arc well pleased that the legislature has
rando it n pcunl offenso for cattlo kings
to incloso tho public lands.
Savon hundred violators of tho rcve
nuo laws nppearod before the United
States court at Nashvillo, Tenn., and
most of them accepted nmnesty.
Hereafter all now railway postcfiico
cars ond thoso undergoing repairs will
be provided with safety boaters carry
ing water for tho purpose of oxtiugiush
Tho Missouri legislature has a novel
proposition before it to punish voters
who stay away from the polls threo elcc-
tions in succession with forfeiture of
their right to bold any ofli :o in the
Tho indications, according to the New
Orleans Pw ("urrrnt, aro that the su
gar yield of In:,t year will reach 21 2, 00
liluls, or nu increase of 70 per cent., aud
the molasses :iiy,i mm) bbls,, or a falling
off of 0,(11111 bbls.
H. P. Tudor, tho traveler on horse
back l.o Pat agmia, has arrived at Tns-
enmbia, Ala. Ho is accompanied by
Dr. Tj:mis H. Aymc, who joined him at
Lynchburg, Va., nnd who goes to Pata
gonia as a scientist.
Tho members of tho legislature of
Maine, from 1872 to 1 870, aro called
to disgorge, in tho matter of excessive
milaao illear all v naid them, the snpromo
court ol tlio Wiiito having rocently de
cided that tho payments ia question wero
not warranted by law.
Thero has been a general cutting down
of rents in New York this spring, and
many browustono fronts that wero for
merly occupied by wealthy families, aro
now rented as first and second-class
boardiug Lonses. Tuo "flat" business
has been greatly overdone, and scores
of them stand empty. .
During 1878,in tho United States and
Cnuada, 1,077 horecs started in l.OCtf
running races, winning a total of Sffil,
:'95in money and plate. Tho Duke of
Magenta wou tho largest amount, $35,
1125; Bramble next, :?1 2,285; Gray Alice
least, $10; Dank wou tho largest num
ber of races, fourteen.
There linn been a great Catholic do
mnnstratiim nnd display of sacred relics
in llimo iu houor of the Virgin M iry
as a protest against the alleged sacrile
gious teaching of tho Protestant minis
ter, Dr. BibVetti, wLo had posted hand
bills announcing a discourso entitled
' (llory to lod Only."
Auothrr coachman his married his
employer's daughter. James A. Weeks,
coachman ond waiter for tho family of
Win. 'f ownsend, a wealthy New Yorker,
privately married the eldest Miss Town
send in January last.near Nyack.aud the
alliance has just been discovered, to the
Rcandalizatioa of tho young lady's fam
ily. The tobacco oanos at. New Orleaus
have been compromised by tho parties
iu tho ring paying considerable sums to
the government, ono of them paying as
high as tip), 000. Siuco tho raid was
mado thero has been o material iucreaso
iu the revenue from tobacco manufactur
ers in that city, tho increase amounting
toSlO.COO per month.
In Miss . M. SiuRloton's beer saloon
in Niuhvillo, Tenn., Thomas 11. Hiker
treated several friends, nnd, refusing to
pay, was locked in by Miss Singleton,
who attacked him with a stick of wood.
Her brother, A.M. Snglotou, shot at
Baker, slightly wouadiug Lira. Biker
returned tho iiro and killed Singleton.
Tiio coroner's jury returned 0 virdict of
A mau named St. Gomes has been ao
quitted of the murder of II fl'uoan in
New. Orleans. Another party was held
for the murder, and on tho bearing St.
( iemes appeared as a witness, end
when asked who had fired the fatal shot.
confessed that ho had. As twelve jurors
bad declared upon their oaths that St.
( icmes was innocent, ho emphatically
takes advantage of it aud is free.
The legal obstrnctior.s having been
removed, work has boot resumed on tho
preat suspension bridge between New
York and Brooklyn. The wire cables,
each as big around as a man's body, aro
complete, and one thousand men will
noon be employed in pushing tho work
upon tho suspended roadway. It will
htill require, two yoars.at least, to bring
tho bridge to tho poiut of opening ta