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rr.MlM.-L th Coin, ol Cksthan, Bsra.tt,
Mr aa Oraag a, ea la Ik Bapr.oi.aaJ I.oW.
Sentiment on the Sands.
We wandered away from the crowd.
The blare of the noisy baud,
I)y I bo loving lips of tbe oceas,
Over ths goldeo saud;
Th Iking ridiculous nonsense,
Inspecting prepoatarous shells,
Flotsam and jotnam, various,
W.tL singular uiariliiue smells.
A bottle, a barrel, some sea-weed,
Heme mnarnlar bivalves agape,
The remains of their edible persons
Bhrlrelrd and dried out of shape;
Fat children inteiriig each other
III J'jcular tomblnla of aaiid,
IiKging, and delving, aud laughing,
A merry sepulchral baud.
'Might I smoke ?' 'As a matter of course,'
Bhe liked the smell of the weed.
A light from a son of tbe soil,
Aud back with impetuous speed,
iilie wan poied in a ponsive pose
A I uoieleely Beared her stand,
And raw that she wrote, with ber parasol,
Liues on tbe gulden sand.
My heart it patted my ribs.
Sue writing, no doubt, outbo aly
Thi uauio that pleases her best
'My owu, I'll be bound,' thought I.
liver her shoulder I peeped
Over hor niltliog collar.
On ths golden mud he'd scrawled:
THE FATAL MIRROR.
Ymrs ago, when I was first in Purin,
teforo I weut to etuily, I wai nt tho Op
tra ball alone. It is rather heavy work
to bu there alone, and I weut wandering
about until, growing tired of the uoine
ntid nonnenae, I funud a drtrkish corner,
aud leaned against the wall iu. pence.
1 u a moment or two I aaw a couple ap
proaching, attracted, I enppose, bjr the
quitt, an I had been. I had uotioed
them before; the man wan tall, aud
dressed ai'iiply, in a largo white burnous
with Mirt slftviB, lc.wiug his arms
bure Apleudid ciuewy arms, with a
brin'cli t about an ineh wide, just below
the hh'juUcr. It was mado of yellow
gold, and hud 'Lafer enameled on it in
bK tod-red fautiiKtic lettera. The hood of
the lmruout) was drawn over his head,
and a ::iak with a very long fall of siik
diHiiiKed him entirely. The girl on hia
arm wore a white domino aud a mahk of
pink velvet. Klio waa a delioate, fragile
little enature, uud when nho aat on the
brueh near me, and took t fl' her tunnk,
I saw that cho whs not more than seven
teen, .'iinl hal the loveliest, happiest
little fuee. pi t in deep golden hair. He
seemed pahciouutely iu lovo with her
he prized her little bandr in hia aa if lie
u on ul eruhh them, and once I heard him
a:iy, Tor heuveu'a take dou't look at
anybody : it ilrivesme) mad.' I heard no
more. I only saw, as I moved away, the
huppy light die out of tho sweet eyes
aud a deprcoatiug, Ecarcd ezpreKuiou
take it phtce; but aa I looked back, she
had her head ueetliug on hia shoulder,
aud he eeemed to soothe her tenderly;
poor little dove.
Later in the evening I was attracted
by a ondden contagion and excitement,
ao great as to be marked, even through
the perpetual tumult of tho place a
crowd awatiug and pressing noisily In
one direction. I pushed my way to the
spot; and there, with her fair face ex
poaod, the long locks already dimmed
by contact with tho duity floor, lay the
white domino, her little soft hauda fall
ing helplessly. A tall old woman, kneel
iug down, took the poor little soulless
body iu her arms like a baby, uud press
ed it passionately againBt her breast.
Iu reply to my questions, they said that
her companion, 'a great mask in a white
oio ik.'had suddenly shot ber 'through
the heart, monsieur; she fell like a lamb,
pan vre petite.' The man had fled; they
found the white bnrnous lying near tho
door, but in tbo eonfnsion ho bad well
and thoroughly escaped. I shall never
in all my life forget the horror of that
sight. The bappy, innocent, puro life
choked out in an instant, and the little
girlish figure lying on the dirty floor,
instead of on some dainty whito bed; and
then tn bo so miserably eurrouudod by
hideous, grotesque creatures staring cu
riously I It was terrible.
Two years after that, I was settled iu
Paris studying. I had been there about
a year, when Anatole Barb y brought a
young Englishman to my studio. Some
attraction, or accident perhaps, threw
as, George Holcomb and me, much to
gether, until we were considered by the
rest of the fraternity as intimate friends.
We were friends, if eonstaut eompanion-
fhip and hearty affection make friends,
but we were not intimate if confidence
is necessary to intimacy. He was a gay
companion, sympathetic, kindly, loving
natnre deeply, full of a quaint knowl
edge on many subjects. I cannot de
scribe him, but I loved bim in spite of
an ever recurring conviction that a black
drop larked somewhere in that passion
ate natnre, II had one failing: he some
times drank deeply, and at such times,
he had two moods, one of wild, reckless
gayety, in whih he did and said most
brilliant things; in the other he was
gloomy and unreasonable, with flashes
of furious, short lived anger. He paint
d strange pictures; they were masterly
iu drawing and in color, but the subject
always concealed some deadly surprise
or some fatal misfortune. A doe feed
ing tranquilly beside a stream, while in
the thicket s lion larked ready to spring;
a young girl gayly tending her flowers,
unoonscioua of the snake coiled up
among them; or a child clapping its
little hands, aud laughing while tbe
earth crumbled beneath its feet. There
were times wheu I fancied something
was wrong with bis brain. Oue voning
I was to have a supper iu my studio a
farewell to Auatule, who Y.a going to
England to try his fortune. I wus in
luck just then; 1 had sold a picture, and
Anatole's departure is a good excuse,
if one was uoeded. The table was laid
iu piy studio: it was guy with lights and
flowers, aud other thincs things to eat,
aud too many things to drink, I fear.
George was lute. He came at hu t, an
swering our uproarious greeting joyous
ly, and took Lis scat I y mc. I saw with
eonie regrot that he had already been
driuking, though he only betrayed it by
a certain restlessness of muuuer, and a
deeper flush than utuil on his fuee. We
were very gay, and George outshone
himself; he waa full of ou almost boyish
jollity, which grew wilder aud inure
boisterous as the night drew on.
It was late wheu tho conversation
drifted gradually into a ghostly channel.
Our party represented several nationali
ties, and each oue brought his charac
teristic contribution, until a y trig Ital
ian, with a pale, delicate face like an old
carving in ivory, who sat opposite to
George, began to speak of the idea that
every face which looked into a mirror
left its indelible impress there, uutil
there came to be a confused mass of out
lints invisible to uuenlightiu'.J eyes,
but which under certain favorable cir
cumstances arranged themselves in or
der, and came out into shadowy distinc!.
ntss, oue after the other.
'An ancestress of niiue,' I heard him
eayirg in his dreamy voice, 'had a mir
ror of Vcuetiau glass, set in a frame
carvod wonderfully, and swinging be
tween twisted columns. .S'icwas a bonu
tiful woman, with grout blue eyes, aud
rod gold hair like that of Tit inn's wo
men. It wus said that my ancestor loved
her with sveh jealuis rage that he could
not bear her to even look at aught be -sido
himself; even tho sunlight and the
evening sky were hateful to him, because
ber sweet eyes looked ut (hem lovingly.
Bhe must huve lt d a gloomy life at best,
iu tho high ciistle perched upon a lonely
rock; aud who etu wonder if the painter
who came to tuko her portrait stirred a
little blood in thoe pale cheeks, if only
aa a sudden stone disturbs (liomrfiwe of
some still mountain lake ? Her husband
watched her grimly, as she sut in her
thick satin dress, sowed with gmit penile,
and her huir gathered beneath a diadem,
and flowing in long looks behind.
'Tho next morning thy fonud her ly
ing in the great bod with its dark
blood-red hangings dead. Tho women
wLo mode tho death toilctto, whispered
that the fair neck wus ditrk and swollen,
with the cruel gripe of strong bunds; und
it is said that when she laid iu btate, ber
long hair was curiously dressed, so that
ber neck aud throat wero vailed bv it,
aud her fair pitiful face was framed like
some of the Madonnas of l'rn Augdico,
in burning gold.
'That night my ancestor shut himself
iu his wife's chamber, and in the dull
dawn they found him on the floor before
the mirror; they lifted him, but his dark
face wus rigid, aud his gloomy soul bud
gone to its appoiuted place. Ho bad
gone ulouu into the deserted room, and
with his dim caudle went to search in
tho secrets Tf the dead. It w.is mid
night, and as he looked involuntarily iu
tbe mirror, oat of its shadowy depths
suddenly looked forth the face of his
dead wife, with all tho lonely wretched
ness and despair of her short life gath
ered into her eyes. Bhe implored bim
mutely to give rest to her poor wauder-
mg soul ; she held him with a ghostly
strength in tho dark room, uutil she
conquered, end he fell and died before
ber mirror. Aud so she was avenged.'
There was a painful silence for a mo
ment, tiien George luu ;hed aloud: 'Ab,
Giovanni, how eaiy it is for you infidel
Italians to believe I 'It is said, it is
said,' that is enough for you: who knows
what your grim nucostor saw in the mir
ror! lid he cjme back to tell? His
owu black face might be enough to
frighten the soul out of his old body.
And moreover, suppose a man should
choose a mirror iuto which no one he
knew had ever looked, what then ?'
Giovanni answered tranquilly, 'The
hand of fate would lead him silently; he
would be constrained to choose the mir
ror holding the faco which made or mar
red the past.'
Look, Jack,' Gjorge suddenly ex
claimed, 'it is nearly midnight; if you
bad a lonely room and a mirror, I would
try Giovanni's theory to-night.'
I had a mirror aud a lonely room ; an
antiquo mirror, which I had fonud the
day before in au old shop in the Cite,
and bronght homo iu triumph as a ver
itable work of art. As Giovanni pro
ceeded in his story a strange fancy bad
taken possession of me for this mirror
swung in its carved frame between two
'Have you a mirror, Jack?'
'Yes,' I auswered, 'there is one in the
lumber room, but George, don't try ai.y
experiments tc night; it is oold and
abominable in there, and it will strike
S3 it will, there is not a moment to
lose.' He sprang np, and snatched a
candle out of an old-fashioned candela
brum on the mantelpiece. As he light -edit,
I was painfully struck with Lis
restless, excited mannor. As ho psesed
me, I laid my band on his arm; u strange
fear choked my voice and oppressed me.
He shook me off hastily, aud Isubed
out : 'Why, Jack, are wo fool? o you
believo in Mich rubbish? Bib!' He
walked quickly to the door of the sul n,
and opened it: he looked back and made
a mocking gesture of fuiewe'l to us, as
we sat and stood, in dead, breathless si
leneo around the supper table, with its
gty confusion, its light aud flowers.
lYibnps tbe feeling ol d rend which evi
dently had tukeu possesion of all these
rtckless fellows was a fort of ooutagiou
from Gicvauni and aie; fur tho Italian
sitt immovable, witk 1 timing, horror
stricken yes. and I. if I had been a wo
man, would bnve cried out or fuiuted.
Wo listened to Lis ilrm footsteps, as
they echoed across the wide, empty
room. They ebppcd. Tbo little click
on the mantel und the bell of Notre
J an:o begun to s rike. Then there rang
through our ears a terrible cry, then a
heavy full, then d"ad sileuee. I was ut
the door iu a moment, nnd the rest fol
lowed. I kDew, before I could see, that
I should find bim there before tho mir
ror. The only light was from the studio
door, and from the moonlight struggling
through the cobwclbed window. He
lay on his face, with his arms outstretch
ed. I turned him over, and lifted up
his handsome head, nis teeth were
clenched, his eyes wide open ; tbe face
was full of despair and horror, but evm
as we looked, it settled iuto the culm re
poRO of death. He waa dead. lr. Lau
rent kneeled down beside him and bared
his arm. Not a drop of blood followed
Ihe lancet, but us I still held him my
heart gave a great K'lip at the sight of a
broad golden baud below the shoulder.
I hastily pulled down the sleivj. I bud
uo need to decipher (lie fantastic blood
rod letters on it. A flood of light illu
mined the past mouths, No wonder, no
wonder 1 I understood in a moment.
There waa a pecret iu his life, an an
gaish against which he might well wound
hiniself to death. Dr. Laurent said it
wus disease of the heart; but Giovanni
whispered iu my car, 'Gmcomo, it it
Ikatrico' mirror,' aud ho crossed him
self fnrtivly. After nil the uoocBS'iry
formalities were ended, wo followed bim
to his lonely grave. There was oue per
son Vil.o stood with us beside tho grave;
a woman tall und withered, wilh great
bright ij'i-s, set in a brown I'uliau face;
she said uotliiug, she uevt r took ber
eyes off the cotlin, but as they lowered
it, she kuelt down and stretched out ber
withered hands, and muttered some
thing rapidly. Giovanni, who stood by
me, suid, 'Amen.' He thcugbt it wus a
blessing, but I, who saw in her the old
woman at the opera bull, knew too well
that it wus a curse.
A Victim of ".MMakcO
'Something pains mc here,' suid Joiiu
D ibbs, under arrest iu Now York a
one of the burglars wlio Hiiivei.'d.ei in
stealing several millions in bouds from
tho Manhattan hank, addressing bis
'Her,' sail Dublin, indicating the
fleshy part of his left urin between the
shoulder and elbow. The keeper put
his linger on the spot uud pressing, felt
somethiDg bard and round. Tho oui
si le skin was very dark and tender, and
Dobba wiueed as the turnkey applied bis
thumb to it. Dr. Hardy, the prison phy-
siciau, was sent for aud told to bring bis
Cise of instruments.
The physician, who in accustomed to
the eccentricities of prisoners, examined
the dark spot carefully. Ho became
convinced that Dobbs was not joking,
ii'-r giving him a 'ghost ' tory,' aud pro
ducing a sharp Mailed little instrument
from his case he went quii.t'.y to work,
In about a minute aud a half the doctor
drew back his knife and a pistol bullet
with thrco rings around it rolled into bis
'Why, where d'd yon get this, Dobbs?'
asked Wurdeu Fiuu, iu surprise. The
warden had just eoruo up aud was look
iug ut the bullet as it lay in the doctor's
'1 was all along of n mistake, sir,' said
Dobbs, parsing his haud across Lis
month apologetically, and clearing Lis
throat 'Yon seel was traveling through
Jersey a year ago, aud I met a farmer
who mistook mo for some one else. He
ups with his Smith .V Wesson's revolver,
and plugs me right iu the arm. I ought
to huve had bim arrested, but didn't.'
, 'Have you ever been shot accidentally
before?' asked the wurdeu.
'Well, yes; I received several bullets
in my legs from persons who didn't
know who I was. Two or three of 'em
are there now. It's extraordinary, when
yon come to think of it, that all those
pt'ople should have fired at me by mis
take.' The doctor and warden both ougbed
simultaneously. They asked Dobbs if
there were any more of these metallic
couvenirs which he wished to be reliev
ed of. Dobbs said 'No, ' and was locked
np again. He is a plucip, hearty person
of middle height, with rosy cheeks and
a good appetite, aud is confident tlnrt he
can convince the oonrts that his arrest,
like the pistol shooting at him, was an
England has gmismteed Yakoob Khan
SG00.0GH) a year.
ITie Use of Tobacco.
Tobacco, now in almost universal use,
and ei-j'ijed in one form or another by
all ruecs aud iu all countries, met with
the greatest opposition when it had been
introduced into the old world from the
new, soon after Columbus' discovery of
America. At first recommended for its
medicinal virtues, which were greatly
exaggerated, tobacso eoou became an
article of luxury. Several popes, Urban
VIII. rnd lunocent Xf. among them,
launched against it the thunders of the
Roman church; the priests and sultans
of Turkey denounced p.mokiug as a
crime, Amureet IV. even going so faras
to decree its punishment by the most
cruel forms of death. Liter, in that
country, the pipes of smokers were thrust
through their noses. AU this condemna
tion, all these penalties wre vain. The
use of tobacco steadily increased, and
has inct eased ever since. It is now the
solace of rich and pour, of princes and
peusauts, of U'Lolars and savages. Al
beil uot prevalent iu the Eist until the
seventeenth century, the Turks audl'er
siuns x -eed ull other nations in smok
ing. In India ull classes and both sexes
smoke. In China the practice is uni
versal, girls from the age ed eight or
nine-westing as sppeudugo to their
dross a silken pocket to hold tobacco and
a pipe. Snuff-taking has diminished,
and chewing docs no! spread materially ;
but smoking grows continually. Our
aboriginals are believed to Lave been tho
earliest consumers of the plant. They
have ntjed it from time immemorial,
smoking huviug been, and ttill being,
associated with religiou. It is connected
with all important transactions, as well
as with worship. Thccalumet or pipe of
peace is deemed indispensable to the
ratification of a treaty; smoking together
bus even greater significance with them
than eating together lias with civilized
nations, and iu believed toeement friend
ship. They imagine that the Great
Spirit perceives a sweet savor in the
smoKe of Ihe sacn?d plant as it ascends
to hew veil, and that it is parliculuily ac
ceptable to the Divine bcuscs. It is re
murkable thai, though tobacco was first
used in the new world, its nso is, prob
ably, less general hi re now than iu any
other country. Tho citizens of the re
public chew mote, unhappily, thuu al
most any nut ion; but they smoke far
less than Spaniards, Portuguese, Dutch,
GeirniuiP, Kussiuus, 1'reuch, Italians, or
even I l.o Knglish. Perhaps one reason
why tobacco i so relish "d e verywhi re is
that so n itch and so persistent effort
has been w ide to extirpate the habit.
The Indians or Florida.
A gentleman who has recently been
among the Indians of Florida writes: I
have learned a number of interesting
things regarding tlies'J Indians from the
officers 1 have minimi which I will
briefly note. The nhole number uow
iu Florida is about three hitudrel, di
vided into four bauds, as camps. About
one-third are Creeks, tho remainder
Semiuolcs. Chitco, the chief of the
Creeks, is a most hospit.tblo man.
Everything be had in the way of com
forts was ut tho disposal of his visitors.
His bund raised cor.i, garden vegetables
and sugur-eane. Oue of the young
men has invented a rnill for crushing
cane, w hich gives evidence of considera
ble genius, lb is anxious to loam Eug-
glish and receive au education, but is
forbidden to do so. Tho children are
kept away from tho whites on much as
possible iu order to prevent them learn
ing EugliHh or knowing anything about
civilized habits. The head men would
not talk about tho affairs of their tribe.
Tuey 'didn't like Washington talk' an I
while they liked white people 'c mo see
'em' bud no faith in the government and
would coiuuiuuicutc nothing. All that
was learned of them wus from the in
terpreter and from tho whites who live
near them, Tho visit of the olliecrs was
a surprise to them, ornoueof the young
people would have been seen. The
Semiuolcs managed the matter better
and prevented a surprise.
Experiment in Nominating Candidates.
Au experiment in lecal polities was
tried by the K 'publicans of Cincinnati,
which consisted of holding a monster
convention for the nomination of coun
ty ( lfijers and a legislative ticket. The
convention was composed of nearly one
thousand members one for every twenty-five
voters. The experiment did not
prove au eutire success. To expedite
business, a committee o! arrangements
was appointed to report a plan of per
manent organization and rules of proce
dure. The delegates considered this a
'cut aud dried' programme aud an inva
sion of their rights, aud promptly laid
tho report ou the table. Iu t lie afternoon
the first business was the nomination of
three State senators aud nine represent
atives. It took two hours to select tho
senators and ovir five Lonrs to nomi
nate the representatives. For the latter
oflioe there were eighty-one candidates.
The firs', roll-call lasted four Lours aud
twenty-five minutes, and not a single
man received the necessary number of
votes. The next ballot was made final
by ordering that the nine candidates
rooeiving the highest number of voes
be declared nominees without reference
Illinois claims to Lave more horses
than any other State.
The latest necklace is a simple string
of gold beads.
Lace for cheeBe-cloth dresses must be
dipped in coffee.
Onyx is the most fashionable jcwolry
at the prescijt day.
It is eeoiiomy to buy the antique lace,
as it is iilwajs stylish.
The preferred color for i jihani little
girls' dresses is light blue.
A cluster of ruby cherries, with u
green gold stem, makes a tempting lace
pin. Tin glow worm or fire-fly, is being
ciipturod for evening dresses for out door
Pain straw-colored gloves wear well,
as the color is not easily soiled by mois
ture and use.
Tbo favorite piaitii'g of the unk nnd
wrkds of dr. se's is I !r.-t u bice in two
row., one if which is wider than the
K mim sashes and Scotch ribbons arc
preferred to brighten up Ihe solid color
ed eo: tnuii s, enpe'ciully those of white
nintdiu or of black sil!;.
The white and black strip' d i ilks Lava
black ve! vet facings edged with bin, k
P.rctou lace of heavy patte rn in a btriped
design thit plaits effectively.
Black grenadine ilrcsncs are relieve d
by transparent sleeves ef black Spttuiii
lace, anil there ure beaded sleeves wilh
vest to match worn wilh heavy black
The Trianon polonaises of figured silk
lire male exceeding bonrtaut, with the
fuiluess bcniiining directly I elow the
waist lino. Tho front is square in the
uc.-k, or else surplice-shaped, with very
L-ice sleeves arc peeii on all dressy
silks used for dinner end evening.
When these are white, they are usually
of Valenccnienues, but if the serf or
sush is while Sp.suisb l.;cc, the sleeves
Pompadour cloth is iu buiiiII chintz
designs of gay e'olors ou a grave colored
ground. It may bo cither nil wool or all
silk, and there arc mixtures of these' two
male-rials uuder the same liauii'. Pe-kiu
is u name for any striped fabric.
A l.u'kle of cut silver or of pearl fast
ens tlie wuic licit in iroui, or eise mere
is a lUiiuitviotli bow quite us lurge. os the
Alsacimi bow that is worn upon the
head. The eoisag'i bouquet is stuck iu
the belt also, and is larger than tit any
The ueweat silks of the suuimer gros
gr.nus have inch stripes made oi hair
lines of the Ilouinu colors or else liny
have small plaids in the gayest Tartan
hues. The-e are well accompanied by
I niiches of satin ribbons in which all the
c dors are combined.
White China crop shawls of the style
s i much iu vogue a generation hio are
utilized now iu pretty ways thul do not
look like the make-shifts they sometimes
arc. Tiny form punier munth s wiih
plaited f'liluess in the niidd!" of the
back, or rise fichus wilh the long L.ir
r-nv ends tied in front.
Lidioswitb full round faces use the
high coiffure. The buck huir is combed
straiph! upfioiutliu nuim of the neck,
that nboilt the t-oiuples in carried l ack
to meet it, aud the whole is ma sed iu
two or three h ug puffs, or iu a serpen
tine knnt, it t. which a comb or dagger,
or trident of tortoise shell, or silver or
gold, is thrust so that both ends show.
The front I air shows the parting down
to tbo forehead, aud falls iu little ereve-
cojuv half rings ou the sides, or else it is
parted ou the 1 ft sice, mi l thrown up
in pompadour fashion in the middle.
Fear of the l'linfiie:
Dr. H. C. Collins, the inspecting
i lli 'i r whom a vicil iiiceoon tuittte com-
uelled to the from Lig range, Tcnu.,
arrived iu Memphis i'i an e-x'i rioted
condition. H- walKed fr un 51 iscow,
Teuii., to Buiityn station, a dis'auce of
thirty three miles, without food, as at
every station l.o phsrx-d he was met by
urrued men who warned bim to proceed
ou bis journey. The shotcun quaran
tine tlut wis unfor-el a;:auist him is
more severe thau is that of the State
board of health.
Auother iustauce of the fear of the
people in the adjacent country of the
fever being brought into their midst, is
(riven in the case of H. 0. Wehruni, who
died of yellow fever at Lucy station,
twelve miles north of Memphis, on the
Padticah railroad. 5Ir. Wehniiu had
flisl from the city six days previous to
his being takeu ill; but the disease hail
been contracted before leaving, and he
sickened and died. A hearse, with a
metallic coflin, was sent for bis remains
and was returning to Memphis when
the driver aud the young nisn having
the remains in charge were met three
miles this side of Lucy station by mask
ed men, who ordered the hearse to be
driven to a point about half a ni le
south, in the Hitchie River Bottom,
where these masked men compelled the
yonng man and oolored driver to dig a
crave and bnrv tbe remains. The men
would not listen lo the protest of the
two, but threatened to kill them both
if they did not oWy their c immauds.
They gave as their reasons for this in
human conduct that the dead body, al
though encased in a metallic coffin, was
liable to spread the disease all along the
road from Lncy to Memphis.
ITEMS OF (. ENEKAL INTEREST.
Grinnell, It;., has 8ummoued4ier mi
litia sevcrul times lately to tuppresa
A ( uicigo preacher advertises that
his Bcrtuous never x.'eed twenty min
utes in length.
Birds of u feather, i-tc-A Mie'bigat
der married a Portuguese at Detroit last
During a heavy rainstorm iu Bulti
more a dog was swept iuto a se wer and
carried a mile aud a half by the under
ground flood befeue he was rescued.
The deepest running stream 'hut is
known is the Niagara rivir, which is just
under the lower suspension bridge, is
seven hundred feet by act mil measure
ment. Four thousand Germans held a meeting
in Newark, N. J., to protest against the
action of prohibitiouists iu refereuee to
the grsntiu of lie uses aud Sunday
A masked man seized a youug girl in
Cjnton, Ohio, aud holding her mouth
closid to pnv 'lit screaming, cut off her
huir, which was particularly luxuriuut
a id handsome.
Intelligence from Noumea, New Cale
donia, confirms the report of tho inten
tiou of the French authorities to take
possession of the group of islands known
as the Now Hebrides.
The famoud solid silver vase, two aud
a half feet high, and elaborately fubri
ci'ted, presented by the Whigs to Henry
Clny in ltl, is offered for sale at Bos
ton by the reat man's grandson.
Now Tork cabinetmakers are again
ngitutiug the eight-hour law, claiming
workingtnen arc so ceiufiued to their la
bor as to bo obliged to neglect the prop
er n.oru! and physical culture of them
selves and families.
The jury of inquest into tho death of
thewoikmeu who were killed by tho
falling of the Buffalo, N. roundhouse
while iu process of construction, declared
the builders responsible, owing to iu
diff rent car ni 1 supci vision.
'Yes,' ssid the horny-fisted granger,
gloomily, 'last vcar we hadn't anything
to put iu our burns, and this year there's
so much stuff that we can't take care of
it, uud a hi ap's bound to be spoiled.
There niu't any luck for us farmers auy
how.' Too S-iturday JCcvirir says that the
frugality uud quickness of intellect of
the Welsh often secure them advance
ment and prosp. tiiy, especially m retail
trade; and yet it is o id that no Welsh
man everattaine-d, iu any walk of life, the
highest order of Ciiiuenci.
Owing to the lea dealers iu New York
city offering china and glassware as
premiums to purchasers, the crockery
merchants held a meeting and appoints!
a committee to secure for ths-tu low
prices frotu tho importers of ton and
entice, 1 hut they might retaliate on the
mm who wero ruining their trade'.
While an express train was ruuniug at
a speed of thirty miles an hour near
Ibiyviev, Msrylatid, a little gul missed
her sister, and imagining she hud fallen
out of a window, rnM to the clit ir of the
cur aud sjirs'ig oiT, and strange Ij say
received only a fow slight scratches.
All the nutlirivjito or hard coal of
Amcrics, of which more than forty-two
millions of tonsure mined annually iu
the State of Pi nusylvuttm, from tho five
("ninths of Diupliiu, Northumberland,
Schuylkill, C ob 'it and Luzerne., thot in
its urea, if joined together, would only
form a smtili county twenty miles wide
aud twenty four miles long.
The clause, in the new Massachusetts
liquor law requiring every liquor dealer
to get tho written consent of tho owner
of the premises ia source of great trou
ble in (ho trade, beciusrt many real es
tate owiiets, while willing to take the
m-ine-of such tenant'', refuse to com
mit theuibclvcs on paper. S-Mucoftho
taoi t prosperous places iu Boston are to
AHie Cowger recently went to Lear a
lecture on edit 'atiou at Crawfordville,
Ind. The speaker said that everything
else ought to be sacrificed for the ac
quirement of knowledge. Alb'e weut
home deeply impressed by what she had
heard, stole a horse and some money,
rode fifty miles to a femulc semiuary and
had bargained for schooling when a pur
suing constable arrived.
Sanitary authorities in Ireland are be
ginning to rut the law iuto operation
with the view of preventing the spread
of infection caused by the custom of
holding wakes. A man has beeu p'ose
cnted by the Dublin ptiblio health com
mittee for holding a wake on the body
of a child who died of smallpox. It
was said that a person who attended the
wake has since died of the same dis
ease. Among th ladies who went from
France to attend the fuueral of the
prince imperial was Mme. Thayer, the
widow ef one of the ministers of Napo
leon HI. She is the daughter of Gen.
Bertrand, who acecmpauied Napoleon I.
to St. Helena, and remained by Lira to
the last. When a girl she stood by the
bedside of the dying emperor aud heard
his last utterance. This lady has now
iu her possession the original pencil
t ketch of the mortal remains of the gteat
Con-ican, made a few hours after Lis
death, by Ciptain (then Midshipman)
Marryatt, of the royal navy. From her
birth she Las shared the checker! for
tunes of the imperial family ol France.