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H. A. LONDON, Jr. 7
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PITTSBOBO', H. 0.,
JmMcm la th. Voarta ot Gbalham, H.ra.tt
wr aal Oraaf ., aa Iu Ik. Bupraa.aaa Vaeenl
Blossom uiul Blight.
I ia her in her innuoenco,
A rhild with beauty rare ;
The light waa in her tender glance,
And ou bor golden hair
A perfect blossom of the earth;
But formed diviuely fair.
I maw her when a blooming girl,
Half shy and yet half bold ;
Iter feet Jut eutoring en tho path
Whose end ia to bo told
Her features woro a softer ahado,
ller hair had deeper gold.
I saw her iu the early bloom
Of woman's glorious grace ;
Her boxom'a swell but half couoealtd
lly folds of filmy lace
Tho Jewels Hashing from her ucck,
The beauty from her faoo.
The gayest of them all she moved
A thing of lifo and light ;
A gc in aa rioh aa ever shone
Upon the breath of night
Tiiu flush of triumph ou her ohreka,
Her forehead ivory wbito.
Tho I.IuhIi of K Jen eoeuiod to rest
I'pu her finger-lips;
The red roao iu hor dainty baud
Waa pale before her lips ;
Tue azure of those molting eyes
'J lie violets did oolipeo.
haw her once again, alas !
That over alio waa born,
A tuiuted wretch, a cant otf toy,
Ilur beauty wrecked and torn -
Art changed as ttoim from calm may be,
As midnight is from morn.
All me 1 ah mo ! the human heart
Miiht htill the btory tell ;
Tho willing ear to whispering lush
Had listened far too well
And heaven's pearly doors swung elono
Wbou ope'd tho gatoa of hell.
But pray, perhapx the Kaored Hand,
Nail-pierced In other days,
May Blill in mercy bo outatretched
Buch fallon out a to raise ;
And feet yet walk in paradine
That here tied devious ways,
Pirhais before the curtain drops
The blinded eyes may see ;
The nandeiing feet to Josub turned,
lly Him may bo set free ;
'Forgive, dear Lord I' 'This very day !'
Was spoko on Calvary.
SHUT THE DOOR AFTER YOU.
TiMtrn nut by tlio window of her room,
reiuliug a uoto, nothing but perplexity
aud disturbnueo in ber fair face. Blie
wan a uoblo, iutolltgett, woll-edunatoj
girl, but utterly iiueojihifitioutotl, or, m
her achoolmutvs called her with girliun
Thero wiw no reiiHim for thin in her
Rocial RiirronndiugH. She had been born
and brought up iu a city, been Bent to
more than one boarding-school, and necu
much good society in her father's houso;
but her nature wua radically unworldly,
and ecu Id receive nothing of a counter
potivo kind from things about her. tiho
was e.H romantic, as scutimcutal, as ideal,
eatbiiHiastie), innocent, and gushiug at
twenty iib a gill of teu; believed what
people, said to her, had implicit faith in
the newspapers, despised money it is
to bo acknowledged she never know tho
want of it and had entire trust in the
honor, honesty, aud kindliness of all
about her. Within a year of the time
we aro introduced to her alio had formed
an aciiuaiutancd and what she called a
friendship with a young man iu Djunis,
who wan a law strident, and rather an
uuusnal Bpeoimeu of tho clasn. Mr.
McDraw for he wan of Scotch descent
was poor, pious, and prim to a degree.
Laura thought him as near a saint us
could bo, aud considered their iutininuy
a privilege to hor. lie was one of those
people who talk a sort of reflned and
poetic oant that sounds well, but, liko
tho fruitless fig treo, feeds no living
soul, His modest recreation after hard
study consisted chiefly iu long walks,
and he delighted iu getting up parties
of his own age to divert the way. Miles
and miles had Laura Btocktou followed
his strides over hill and dale, distancing
her less enthusiastic comrades; she pant
ing with fatigue, he cool and gaunt, the
sandy hair that thatched his angular
head flying in tho broeze, his high cheek
bo uos aud prominent nose turned of a
crude pink in the keen air of the Dennis
hills, and Lis great rod hands swinging
besido him like a pair of raw pendu
lums. Hilly Stockton, Laura's little sister,
sinfully giveu to parodies, travestied
tho 'lUttle of Ivry' for Laura's benefit,
and mado the refraiu:
'Prexs whore ye see my light locks wave, aud
hoar my loud guffaw,
Aud be your orillamme to-day the red hands of
Laura was very angry, but everybody
else laughed. She alone, eho thought,
understood this lofty spirit, and ecjoyed
being a disoiple of his fine theories. It
was a pleasure to her to pound along
after him by the dusty road-sides, and
come up iu time to hear him say, with a
gesture of oommand and digito monstra
turn, 'That cloud I' or, perhaps, 'That
oow I' whereupon Liura fell to and ad
mired at it.as old writers say ; in the infan
tile innocenoe of her heart thinking the
thing was to be admired because Mr.
McOraw said so.
Then they would pauee under some
great tree, and when their companions
had gathered about them, this youth
would draw from his capacious pocket a
small volume of poetry, and torture Ten
nyson or declaim Browning with such
tricks of elocution aa college bad taught
him, and suoh lack ot perception as was
inborn with him.
13ut in all these walks and talks and
roudiugi, though ho singled out Liura
aa his companion, and turned to her for
the appreciation he failed always to ob
laiu '.nna others, she never dreamed of
any peculiar aud personal inleres"; on
bis part moro than that community of
spiritual interests which was once tho
fair Platonio day dream of many a girl
ish scul. Girls iu these, days know bi t
ter, or know moro. She had never hud
her pulse quickened or her visions per
turbed by this man. Theoretically she
admired him; his mini seemed to her
very doep. Uis sollish reticence and
moody temper were a great deal deeper
than any mind he had, and his pompt us
eolf -conceit was but a cover for the most
crass and" dogmatic ignornnoe of any
thing more profound than hiu law-books.
Kveu his professed religion war a form
that did not modulate or awooteu bin
daily lifo ; he kept the cotuniuuduieutH
because it was respectable aud propel' to
do so, not because he loved to obiy his
leather and Lord. Honesty, cleunli
nees, economy, a certain hard and uko
fill intellect, and tolerable self-outrol,
were his virtues ; but to a person with
any ense of humor he was absurd too
often, and his rampant oonneit niude him
oliuoiious toeveiyono with the least
perception of character. Lnckily for
liUira, noitlur humor nor perception
waa in her make tip. IJut Mr. MtUraw
was a judicious person, aud ho by no
means intended to sutler Piatonism to
take posBnsniou of his soul, and blind
him to his best interests, lie fully un
derstood that marriago with Laura
Btocktou would insure him a I-i 2' posi
tiou iu society and eventual wealth, and
his friendbhip of a year oilmiuuted in a
formul and distinct offer of ninrriago iu
tho note which wo found Liura reading
and moditating ever.
She was pained, grieved, and disap
pointed; she liked Mr. McCruw ruaoh,
so long us he was only a friend, but not
ono teuder sentiment pleaded for him as
a lover. Tho truth wan, though she
could not formulate it, that this mau
was not a gentleman in any sense of the
word. Good -breeding is a safe shield
against an tin Tit marriago, for a well-brod
woman is ropelled by htr instincts from
a low and vulgar man. And nl heart
t his preciuo Mr, Mi Craw was both vul
gar and low. Laura was perplexed, and
tri d to recall to herself any undue en
c )urft(jemcnt she might have given him;
but her conscience acquitted her, und
sbe cxcufcd him as being beset by some
paasiug fancy, und auawerod his note in
the kiiult t,t aud most delicate manner,
expressing regret that she nnut seem to
hurt his feelings, and hoping they would
still continue to be friends.
Partly because sho was shy, partly be
cause she was an American girl, she did
not goto her mother with this note, or,
indeed, conlUle it to anybody; yet Miss
Sally's sharp eyes reud tho secret wiih
the noiitencH4 of fifteen when flftoeu is
acute; Ltiiira at twenty was no match
for her. Mr. McCraw smiled a grimly
pleasant smile when he rtcoived Launi's
answer. Worldly wisdom was not want
ing in him; he regarded her regret aud
hopo us tantamount to an acceptance,
and in a week or two ro-appeured at Mr.
Stockton's house as pious, poetic, and
prim as ever, aud was received by Laura
exactly on the old footing. She was
pleased to think he cherished no ill feel
iug at her rejection; ho was as much
pleased to be virtually accepted by her
smiling weloomo; and Bally, who hated
hiui, was furious to see that he hud re
turned to his former footing without
evou a dint or a stain on his mail of con
Sho turned upon Liura as soon as he
left the door that morning, 'Liura
Stockton 1 are you a fool?',
Why, Sally, what is the matter ? what
have I done now ?'
Jone I When you refuso a man, why
doii't you rofuso him, and not have him
dauglo after you like this!'
Who told you I refused him ?' said
Laura, blushing red as a fire-lily.
'Your face told me, and various other
indications. I can see with my eyes, if
But, Sully, what I done? I don't
seo any reason why one cannot dislike to
marry a man, and yet liko to be friends
Perhaps you don't; but Lo doos. In
six mouths roe if he don't offer again.
I'll givo you my gold bracelet if he
doesn't. He don't feel rejected; not at
all, I assure you. Laura, if you had
been a little yellow gosling on the odgo
of Cross pond, you couldn't be more
silly than you are."
Liura opened her large eyes. 'Sally,
I don't think you ought to talk that way
about it; you're only a little girl.'
'A little girl I Then you're only a
baby, Miss Laura; and I believe iu my
heart you are a groat, big, dear, im
practicable baby. Just wait till he of
fers again, aud we'll see who is right
'Sally I lint the lecturer had vanish
ed in wrath.
However, aa the summer went oo,
matters reverted to the former footing
entirely. Geology now occupied the
McCraw mind; aud with bags and ham
mers he led his neophytes np and down,
and filled the echoes with sounds of
gneiss, syenite, volcanic formation, dip
of strata, and the like ntteranoes, and
gave occasion for the enemy to mock
him in the person of Sally, when, being
asked by a visitor in search of informa
tion what a certain blie mountain in the
d.'iituuco was, hoourtly s iswero l 'Trapl'
tho astonished girl huvii.g meant to iti-k
its proper name.
Il.it when winter o ivoi-i.- l all fNuIgi
en! formations, and walka were brought
to a tujilen end, this Htreuui ui youth
devised a now dissipation, C illocting
a ragged cveuiug school in tho lower
part of Dennis, lie b?nt up recruits
among bis own sort to become- ti-r.eliein,
and Ltura took up the pr jiiet with
earnest enthusiasm. Si docihi was she
in adopting all his suggestions, so de
voted to the work he had inaugurated,
that he considered himself beforo long
to have formod her mind aud molded her
character, and looked upon his creation,
in a certain proper way, luuo'i .is Pyg
malion looked at his peerless statue, ytt
no doubt with a profound sense of bin
own power und glory (iu tho fashioning
of such an image. Seeing in Liura a
rcflicliou of his own gooducnsatid great
ness, a deeper emotion stirred within
him than she hud ever beforo awakened.
Self-love was his strongest trait, und lie
learned to love her from thin motive;
his eyes shono while ho talked with her
as pleanantly as green ryes cm sliiue,
and n milder pink than thn spring broezt s
bestowed though still visibly vivid
sull'iiHcd his ciinntcLauco with nu arid
glow whenever sho came into tho school
room. He waa bo certain that he was iu
lovo with her that he resolved not to
wait till the year expired which ho had
set for the limit of his delay, and beforo
spring had fuirly begitu ho again, though
iu a rather less formal aud a shade
wanner manner, requested Miss Laura
to accept his heart and hand, adding :
'I make this offer in tho confidence that
such a nuiou will conduce to our mutual
spiritual good, and render more useful
to both of us the discipline of this lifo
aud tho means of preparation for tho life
t'nluckily the girl who receivod this
onrionsly methodic and stilted note at
tho door curried it to Sally, who recog
nized tho tall aud angular script sb-j hud
so often said was a perfect photograph
of the mau.
She ran up stairs with it to Laura,
aud maliciously stood by while t-ho read
it; for Laura was too simple to under
stand expedients, r.ud dared not quite
at-k Saliy to leavo her. Poor girl t she
could be silent, but her faco spoko for
her. Kvon to her nusnspecting soul this
letter was ungracious as well us uugraco
f nl ; between tho written lines ran that
unnoialiou that letters so oft -.u betray:
the self-love, tho innate tyranuy, tlioob
tusencFfl, tho stiffness of th man's na
ture underlined his words. Sally nufeel
ingly watched her faco as t,ha read.
'Will you have my gold bracelet?'
she asked, mockingly, whon her sister
laid tho note down. 'Oh, Laura, you'll
believo me ntxt time, won't you ? Tho
wrolc'a I the miserable prig I does
he think he's fit to touch my dear, good,
sweet, silly, lovely Laura's shoes i fd
liko to expreiis my mind to him I'
'Oh, Silly, don't think of that !' said
'My dear, it would do no good if f did.
Hut, Laura, do, tit rr j -fit him once for
all this time. Shut the door ou him, or,
as mamma used to say aud you know
you always did leavo the doors ajar
'you'll have lo do it over again, Liura.'
'I don't want to hurt his feoliu;s,
though, Sally. I think that would be
unkind. It in a great complimout to pay
me, of oourso.'
'Liura I Laura I you make me think
of what that horrid mau wo met last year
at Newport said about Niagara Falls
you're 'suoh a sweet green,' Will you
let me write tho note ?'
'No, indoed I ' was the ituliguaut auswer,
Aud Silly could only hope that her in
terference had been of use; but she
doiihtod it when in Miy sho saw Mr.
McCraw, after a brief scanon of sulky
abstnoe, yield to Liura's gentle civility
aud evident remorse at having offeuded
him, IIo was not geutlemau enough to
perceive that, being a lady, she was
pained to have wounded his feelings;
and was too simplo, besides, to know
that any attempt at reparation would be
treated as rcpentauoo. He took the role
of an injured person, led Lturaon to en
deavors at appeasing and conciliating
him, and, when friendly relations were
at last re-established, persisted iu airs of
de haul en ban toward her that enraged
'Well, dear Liura, bo yon moan to
marry Andrew McCraw, after all ?' she
said, with great sweetness, one day, when
Laura oanio buck from a botanical ex
cursion under his direction.
'How dare you say that V retorted the
angry Liura, roused for once.
'How dare you encourage him?' re
plied Sally coolly.
'I don't. A man don't want to be re
fused more than twice.'
'You don't think he has been refused,
do you, my dear ? Ha thinks even now
that you are trying to draw him on
'Sally, you are too bad.'
'Liura, you are too hopelessly absurd.'
Hut Sally's case wan proved, as she
had triumphant evidence within the
third month after this sharp bkirmish,
finding Laura ouo day in tears over a
note renewing Mr. McC'raw's oiler in set
terms, but adding that he should not,
after previous experience, have tried his
fate again, but the unmistakable en
couragement, tven invitation, she had
given him of late really obliged him to I
.In so I
Hilly laved and L '.urn cried, buteoun
Fels of tcuie piov.ii'ed at last. No no
tice Vtlmlevi-r wan Ukcu of this impel ti
in'iice, aud tho answer cent was the sim-plei-t
and iit;veri-sl negative.
'I think ,v hi will ishut the dour after
you this time,' ba'd Sally; 'but you'd
better lock it, too, my dear.'
Yet hho Might have t-pared L'liira, for
who had learned this lesson by hoart.
Jn iie.r'n lazur.
A Woman's Lueriry.
Iu Kli.abcth street, not far from
Jiroome, New York, si -ands a dingy, old
fashioned ho'iso, managed by nu Eng
lish woui in upon the stereotyped Eng
lish lodging house principle. This house
iH owned by, and has for yeai's boen tho
residouee of, a womuu whose career pos-foi-scb
Horuu exlneirdiuary featuros, vho
coiumci'dd with unthing und umassud a
fortuuoof .l,0:iO,Ul)0 by real estate op
era! i mih, and at acveuty years of ago ia
intending to finish her career in tho
world by writiug a treatise ou religion
and hcieuce. M jiv, than fifty years ago
a young girl iu un interior county iu
that State walked thirty mile4 to engage
tho vacant prineipalship of a village
academy. Although not competent to
pass au examination for tho vacancy,
tho tiinteoi wore hiruck by the imloui
itahlo pltijk of tlio young rustic, and
kindly promised her tho situation if she
would preparo herself to pass an exam
ination within the two mouths' vacation
between tho spring and full terms. Tho
girl went home, shut herself up in a
little garret room, lived ou bread and
water, quarreled with her mother about
tho housework, and Hpplied herself
night and day to arithmetic, geography
and grammar. Hat when sturdy little
Louisiana St. Johu reported for exam
ination, at tho expiration of tho two
meathii, sho answered every question
triuruDuauily, and outered upon her du
ties as the priucipal of a village acad
emy. For more than tweuly years Miis
St. Johu purauod tlio career of a peda
gogue, ommbing money dollar by dol
lar, aud iuve.-itiug her pavings with cir
cumspection, until sho thought herself
financially strong enough to abandon
the schoolm i'am'3 desk aud remove to
New York. At first hor operations iu
real istute were small and tentative, tho
Kuglishwomiiu, then yt ung and active,
acting as her agent. Hut successful ac
cumulation engenders confidence, aud
the year lb?.!, memorable for its finan
cial crisis, found the adventurous school-
ma'aiu operating on a largo eeale iu
Western laud, St. Louis city lots, eto.,
and exercising from her little parlor in
Elizabeth itivet a potent iutlu'.'Uco ou
tho market. Her habits are peculiar aud
methodical, llisiog with the sun, she
lays out tho business of tho day with
mathematical precision before break
fast, and issues her instrmtious to her
trusted lieutenants, giving minute di
rections as to the conduct of each enter
prise, and holding each subordinate to a
military accountability. Althcughscv-
euty years eld oud tu'Iering from dropsy,
uot six mouths ago this indomitable old
lady journeyed unattended to St. Lniis,
aud there, week after week, while the
bridge across tho river was iu progress,
looked after the interests of a large
properly likely to bo ulFcoted by that en
terprise, lieset with sharpers aud in
terested parties of rdl sorts, her wouuiu'h
insight ranidly sifts out tho false from
the true, and protects her million alike
from tho speculative enterprises of the
visionary and from tlio bubble compa
nies of the professiinal financier. Sho
will tell you, nevertheless, with a sigh,
in a moment of conlldeuco, that her
whole lifo has been a failure, and her
splendid fortnuo only a trouble to her
for these many years; that she would
give her million for a toddling little
granddaughter, but, iu the ubt-enee of
the granddaughter, means to leave it to
found any institution that shall in some
way belli lit humanity.
A Nobleman's L'wl.
The Ron of a German prince, and the
nephew of a cabinet miuister of the Gor
man empire died in Chicago a few days
since, with a strong suspicion of suicide,
and now fills a pauper's grave at the
early ago of twenty-three. He was the
sou of Prince Herman von Mauteuflel,
and having committed peccadillos iu
Germany that the wealth of his family,
aud even their rank, could not shield
him from punishment, ho reached this
oouutry last winter with about SII.OOO
iu money. He led a reckless life in
Chicago, devoting himself to women and
whihky. His favorito among the fair
sex was a pretty girl attending a cigar
store, whoui ho had promised to marry,
and much to her credit she supported
her 'count' when his wealth was exhaust
ed and his noble relatives rut off tho
remittance?. Iu his despair he added
opium eating to his other vices, and the
title is now vacated.
The number ot packages of tomatoes
put up in the Uaited States last year
reached the great total of l!,t'it'.8,000
Maryland leading off with C.KIO.iklO;
New Jersey .r,,W2.0flil; Delaware 1.H81,-
OiK); New York l.CsaixH); Massachusetts
"ll'.O.llOO; Penusylvauia 192,01)0; Paoiflo
coast 1,2 )0 i)0il ; Western aud other
States 1,:12),0iKI. The value of this in
dustry to the trade is given atl,00,-
OOii. Yet many of the present genera
tion oan reoall the time when the tomato
was regarded as only a curiosity,
A I'rcai liei'V llesl SiTintiii Spoiled.
The lliehmond (Va.) AV i;iuus ! r
a':l s:iyp: I'.rother Cuthbert ltonch,
brother of the l' iv. Elij ib K )uh, many
years ogo moved from Churlotte oouuty,
Va., to Trigg county, Ky. He told nu
when ho went to the Liltlo Uiver associ
ation, Kentucky, he hoard a leading
minister in that association, and u very
good man, preach from tho following
text: Acts ii, 10: 'Save yourselves
from this untoward generation.' Tho
old gentleman pronounced the word
'untoward' as if it was tint nverel, an 1
weut on to tell the nu lieuuu that iu the
days of tho apostles the peojdu lived in
walled cities, v.ilh towers) and battle
ments for their defense; that the apont lo
used tho word figuratively here, to show
how defenceless was that wicked geuer
atiou, without tower.s of Ktrcngth, iu
which they c mld enter mid defend them
selves from the wrath of fod. Thus it
is at tho prepont day, Slid ho; tlioM'nuer
is exposed and has no tower iu which to
defend himself. And with many other
words did ho testify and exhort, si.ying,
pave yourselves from this untoward gen
eration. As they returned from church
Hrotber lloach said to tho preacher:
'Did you not give a wrong interpreta
tion to tho word untoward ii your txl
to-day by pronouncing it incorrect!) '
no replied, 'Ob, no, lirother touch, 1
know I am correct, for I have preached
that sermon at least twenty times at dif
ferent plaaes, and tho brethren have
told me it is the best sermon they ever
heard mo preach.' 'Well, well,' flays
Drother Hooch, 'we will fee what the
dictionary soys as to the meaning of the
word aud its prouuueialiou when wc g-1
to the house.' After they lookid lit the
dictionary the good brother, with ovi
dent mortification aud regret, exclaimed:
'Hrother 11 jach, this is too haul Y-m
have spoiled ono of my best (tenuous! I
shall never be able to preach it again.'
The I'liiteil Mates vs. Europe.
The president of a Connecticut cut lery
compauy has invaded 8lt flleld, the
home of tho edge tool trade iu England,
aud has engage I 101) cf its best work
men to come with their families to his
factory iu Connecticut. They nre on the
way, and in September they will bu fol
lowed by a large number of (-killed
edge-tool makers from Germany. Oilier
Connecticut workers of iron ond si eel
have recently built up :i flourishing
trade iu Australia and home other colo
nies of Great Britain. These signs of
the development of American trade are
full of meaning to those who uru study
ing the eonditiou of England. No sub
ject nt the present time so holds the at
tention of thoughtful meu iu fhat coun
try as the great aud advnuoing power of
America in the markets whore England
has in years past been foremost, and
America's influence upon her home ag
riculture and mannfuctureH, the foun
tains from which oomo hor life-blood.
Tho fertilo plains of our great West
are seudiug to her grain aud moat iu
largo quantities, aud at pri?en for w hich
they cannot bo produced in England
without loss; and it is imuouneed iu the
House of Commons that farming in
England has ceased to be profitable,
Evou hor own colonies close their doors
against her goods, nud iu Homo of them
tho trado of American muuiifiiotu rers is
growing os rapidly as her owu is pass
ing owoy. To niaey of those who form
erly bought her finished f;oods she can
now scud ouly raw material. Her
farmers see no profit iu raining crops,
and her workmen see less aud less
money with which to buy them. H;r
statesmen may soon bo confronted by
internal troubles for which it will be
hard to find a remedy.
lie Aioiiled the appearance.
Tho Boston Tranm ri( t aye: An in
complete idea is apt to be a false idea; it is
necessary to take the whole in order to
make it valuable. (Jansour remembers
a good country parfou who preached a
series of sermons ou practical morality,
and wry interesting and ine-ti active they
were. A la 1 iu the village who had
heard only one of them was coining out
of au orchard one day, hi.i pockets bulg
ing with stolen fruit. He mot the par
son, ln noticed his olTort to conceal
tho evidences of his guilt. 'Have you
beeu stealing apple?' asked the minu
ter. 'Yes, sir,' answered the boy, sheep
ishly. 'And you are trying to hide
then; from me?' continued the good man.
'Yts, sir," said tho culprit and then add
ed, his face brightening nj 'you said
last Sunday that wo must avoid the fljJ
lcirani e, of evil.
Mich Priced Musicians.
L;vy, the comet player, is reported
as being paid 81-V) a week And board for
his family for his Beivices in tho orches
tra at Manhattan beach, C mey island,
where Gilmoro is paid $.10.1 for himself
and .?1,00l for the rest of the band.
Arbuckle, who stands on a pedestal in
Talmage's church on Sundays, receives
$100 a week at West Brighton; aud of
Brighton the same writer, saye: 'The
only solo player ou the cornet to be had
for this place was Liberati. In the
spring he offered to play for 101) a
week, but his offer was rejectee, as it
was then thought that there could lie a
better player obtained iu Europe, but
Neuendorf! searched in vaiu for one,
and had at last to seek Liberati again;
but in the meantime Ltberati's price
had doubled, and so they had to pay
1TKMS OF t;i:M;KAIi IMKK1.ST.
All usurers and pawnbrokers, to the
number of 278, havd been expelled from
Tho 'Ladies' Solitary aud Benovolcut
Association,' of Now Oilcans, is organ
ized and readv for business.
Tho United States is now shipping
horses to lirest, to bu used iu tho 1'ieueh
civulry service; thui oponing u now
Of tho forty milliou dollars iu refund
ing certificates issued by tho United
Slides Troasury, j?:i2,277,0CO huvo been
converted into four per ceut. bouds.
New York capitalists aro investigating
tho feasibility of a canal ucros.i 1'loridu
in order to shorteu tho ocean voyogo
from Now Orleans to tho riiotropolic.
Dif centers from the Greek ehuieli,
hitherto uuiie guized by tho Sluto in
liiiw'u, are now to huvo out ii o liberty of
wo.ship. This uiV.ctH 12,000,111)0 Huh-
Hiall hill jeClH.
M J. M. CbirU, at Howell, Mioh.,
lately delivered u lot of hau 1 cars with
sail attachment, Ho is now tilling or
ders for sail Lau-l-cirs from tvo parties
in New York, ono order being for ( xport.
Tho managers of Manhattan bench,
(.! mey inland, New York's fashionable
wnleriug plane, announce they do not
want Jews to visit the;r grounds, claim
ing their presence is olTi n-uvo to the ma
jority of people who patroni.e that ro
sort, Iu consequence of tho prevalence of
iiiciunliiuisni tho authorities of Khar
holT, Iliissia, have divide I tho town into
o"2 1 fire diHtri jts. Every householder is
bound to keep a special night watch
man, anil to have thirty buckets of wa
ter always ready.
The wviM tlioug'it in Virginia has
hern followed by disastrous forest llres,
iu which tl'OU--iidr of acres of valuable
timber lie. been burned, as well as much
oordwood nud fencing. In many in
stances farmcra with dilli-'ulty saved
their bunting bnildiugr'.
A liuo illustration of tho pntienco of
hope nud the labor of lovo is found iu
the (.' lurch Missionary Society of Eng
land, which labored without desponding
eighty years withcut a single convert,
but it now reports UO.OOO communicants
an 1120,0oo adhereuts iu pagan lauds.
While the steamer State of Viigiuia
lay on tho sho'd off the Nova Scotiuu
coast where sho struck, being tempora
rily ubaudemed, a small schooner, liav
ing a canvas over her name, ranged
alongside, and tiio crew stole the larger
portion of the cabin furniture, includ
ing tho piano.
Saturday, July 12'.h, the themomoter
nt Charleston, S. C, stood 101 degrees
iu the shade, the hottest day ever Luowu
there, aud tho recerd goes back to 10;iH.
Iu IT M, for the firot time, it reached !S;
iu 1772 it touched Ml ; iu s2i and 1-V2J
the highest point reached was 100; iu
1H7! it went up as high as lo2.
Twelve large donations to mis.iiouiiiy
soon ties have becu made within a few
months, amounting to over 8-1,00,1,01)0.
Miss Lipshy, of Iu liana, left g:iOJ,0(IO
to the Prohbvteriou board, and Deacon
Otis, of Connecticut, S))7S,0IM) to the
American board. Gifts of i 100,1)00 each
from India and Afrit-1 tiro included in
During the past jeai- 1' 1.1 distilleries
have beeu Hi-i.cd iu the sixth North ( '.a
olina collection district, the net amount
of money recovered to the United States
therefrom being moro than fNo.lM);).
Tho collections from thn district for the
year were ci:i7,ii-"'., au increase of :s."i,.
1171. This is duo to tho rigid enforce
ment of the law.
The New Hampshire house of repre
sentatives has passed a bill regulating
railway passenger aud freight tariffs. It
gives to the railway ooiumisMoui ra tho
right to regulate tho tariff of auy road iu
the State, prohibits any railway comniis-siotiei-
from holding olli 'o in any railway
corporation, or from owuiug the stock or
bonds of any railroad.
Two prisoners who broke jail at Oma
ha, Neb., have sent a uoto to oui of tho
papers, stating that ttte sauitary coudi
lion of the edifice was so bud they
fen red disease, and so escaped. They
assert their innocence of the crime fur
which they were committed, aud state
that on the day set for trial they will
appear aud prove their case,
'ireful estimates made at New Oi
lcans place the Louisiana rice crop nt
about omvhidf that raised in the State
iu 1S7S. Where irrigating machinery
was employed a full crop will bo har
vested, but the greater part of tho crop
l as Buffered terribly or beeu lost from
wiiut of water a want iuUnsifled by the
remarkably light rainfall this houcou.
The whole number of publications of
all kiuds in the United States and terri
tories, as showu by the American News
paper Directory, frew from S,70d in Jan
nary last, to tf.l.Vl in July. Monthlies
aud dailies have most increased. News
papers abound in tho territories. Sus
pensions in general have beeu compara
tively less than for preceding periods.
Discoveries were made at the Blantyre
colliery, near Glasgow, Sootlaud, whero
a terrible explosion destroyed thirty
lives, that some of the meu had tobacco
pipes and a false key to the safety-lamp,
which was found opeu, making it proba
ble that the explosion was caused by a
reckless attempt to take a smoke iu a
situation where it could uot fail to be at
tended by a tremendous risk.