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rilM Is b Vowtit ot Chaihaia. HmeU.
Mor as Ores, sad ta the Bupc.m. aa4 Vtderal
II j w fair they wire, my darlings twain,
Who walked adown the grassy laue
That sultry Angust day t
TJnoontciutw uf the graeions charm
1 hat floated rouud tuom, arm iu arm
They wandered on their way.
One wore lior raven tresses low,
Closo-braidcd o'er a brow of snow,
I.iko somo grand Roman damo.
Hi r'B were those luminons large eyes
From those dark depths strange glooms
And break in sudden flime.
Around In r sister's gentler face
The brown hair rippled; tender grace
Was in her form and look;
A nild-roee color on iter check;
Rrown loving oyos, conteuted, meek,
Aud olear as snmnier brook.
I sat beneath a shady Iroo
Aud Leard their laughter floating froe,
Through idle, happy hours;
I raw thorn gather by Ibo way
Tbo straggling clusters, swept snd gay,
OF honeysuckle flowers.
I watched them weave their i cento J spoil
Iu eager haute, with playful toil
And langhter-briiundiig eyes;
They twiucd It on my faded brow -
Ah, Heaven ! I have that garland now,
A sacred, mournful piize !
Was it because they wore my own,
I fancied even their lighted tone
More sweet tbsn other sonnc?
Wait it becauso I gavo thera birth,
I thought that nowhero on God's earth
Could fairer things be found 1
Was it hut doting mother's love ?
Cr were my darlings fair above
Tbo (lajmates of their time ?
I knew not then, nor now I know,
It is so maoy years ago
They scarcely reached their prime.
Rut this I know, 'twixt them and mo
Rolls yet tko awful, ttdeiesg sea
That parls their world from this;
And well I kuow that where thoy are
There is no need of son or star,
Nor need of mother's kiss.
Rut o'er my honeysnckle wroath
My neaiied heart will often breathe
A prayer for thone bright bowers.
Where I ma; sco my daughters stand,
Each holding for me iu her hand
Heaven's amaranthine flowers!
THE ARTIST'S STORY.
It was ulways a queer lovo Affair, that
between Agues Ballentyno and me, I
loved her with all the. best p.ide of my
uiitnre. She was iuCiritely above mo in
feociul Btauding, aud iu every virtue and
grnee. I could uot, a poor, wanderiug
artint, with my fortnuo hidden in the
eud of a pnint brush, hope to auk in mar
riage the beautiful daughter of the rich
est man in Glasgow, and yet the gavo rao
most nnmistabablo proofs, ctou after
one sitting, that she loved me.
One doy Mr. It tllcDtyce catno to me
and Gave me an order which almost
promised my fortune. Ho wanted mo to
go to the house of his brother, who was
a Scotch laird of some position, auil to
oopy for liirn soruo old family portraits.
I kuew, ft ootirue, that this splendid
piece of good fortune eame from Agues,
nud I felt a great heart thrill, as I look
ed at her sweet, tioble, beautiful face, as
it began tosmilo out of my canvas, to
think that such a woman could lovo me.
We had had many interviews, of course;
sometimes ttloue, for n short walk, but
more often with her Aunt Elspeth, as
chaperon; but Mihs Elspeth was deaf as
a post, nud absorbed in knitting, so I
was able to use a lover's pleading if I
Hut something froze my tongue: I
felt an intense embarrassmeut, a fear of
Agues. She had au attraction that as
most powerful. She did not want that
magnetism which is beauty's hand-maid,
and without whioh beauty is powerless,
but she was at the same time repellant.
I felt it somewhat explained, when she
told me that she had tho Scotch second
sight, and that she had the power of the
magnetio baud. One day she went into
a 'ort of trance as I was paiuting her,
and her face looked like that of a glori
fied angel. This frightened Aunt Els
peth, as well as it did nie, and she told
me that Agnes had had these mysterious
HtUICKB lotas ngt lu uUllvIUuuO, bull OUO
had hoped they were over.
However, when I went down to tho
laird's house to nopy tho pictures, she
was there, the very pride and pleasure
of an elegant sooiuty. 1 saw her then at
her best, and I knew that I loved her
when I saw all the gilded youth at her
feet. There was young Lord Maybury,
who was dying for her; a man who sim
ply looked at me as he would At a
discharged valet; and there was our own
Sir Hector MacJonald, pride of the local
nobility, who wanted her to become
Lady Maodonald,and preside at the love
liest castle on Lake Katrine. Yet mod
estly she declined them all, and one day
in the picture gallery, when I ohoked
out something about my love, she gave
ne her hand and allowed, me to kiss the
purest lips I shall ever meet this side of
heaven. We agreed to keep our en
gagement a secret until I had made a
little headway, but can I ever forgot
how delicately, beautifully, gently, tin
BolQshly she made me au important
man, how she forced all these disooor
teem people to treat me with respect,
how I find myself engagod to paint Mrs.
Stewart of Lyle, and her nine red-haired
daughters, and how Clonnell, of Clon
meatb, gave me an order to paint his
historical pioture of Lichiel, whioh was
to be the gem of his new castle at Aberdeen?
Agnos mado my forltric; Agnex was
my better angel. S le whh tbo peerless
and the perfect. She had pmruied to
marry me. Was this true?
What mean and sneaking devil in my
heart made me go, in a secret and fulse
and furtive manner, to HOoIilly McTa
voe? Why did I find ln:r aud her loud
voiced, puiuttxl sisters a sort of agroeablo
rolief to the higher grncos of Asues?
My brubh wns more coustaut than my
heart. When I tried to put her mere
tricious graces on the canvas my pencil
refuse!, and I could paint nothing but
I cannot toll how long things wenit on
at this rntc, wlieu I suddenly beard that
Mr. ttiillcntyno and Agues had cone to
France. Nut a word for mo. Those
beautiful letters (I have them yet) which
A.qncs wrote to rao were ull, all at an eud
not even a note told mo that she had
left Glasgow. I waited a week, and then
Mr. Balleutyno's cwhier culled with a
large cheek tho pRjmeut of my copyist
work. I ventured to ask him of the
family news, but he know nothing, ex
cept that Miss Hullentyne wns ill and was
taken abroad rather suddenly for her
That night enmo a great fire iu Glas
gow, and up went up studio and nil my
woik.' E ch hard featured old dame
and laird of the Hillentyno persuasion
went np to heaven, like the prophet of
old, in a chaiiot of fire.
I was ruined, for I kuow that Mr. B il
lentyne would nit pay for calcined an
The next day I received a letter from
Agues, dated Paris.
I know all, Archio, I know that you
love Miss MucTavoo. Did you think to
deceivo me? I who havo known every
thing which was to happen to me almost
from my birth, how 'coming events cast
their shadows before,' or aro you under
a spell? You know I believo in snch
things. I'erhaps it was destiny. I was
to turn from thoro who loved mo dear to
ono who was to ba loved, but who loved
rao not. Thank heaven 1 I have made
your career. Yuu have order enough
now to make you the most succesnful
man in Scotlund, and my father's order
(dear, generous papal ho never would
have thought of an ancestor but for mo!)
has made you comfortable for the pre
sent; but please return the letters, the
gifts and the portrait of Agnes Ballen
tyne.' Jiixcept the letters, which, by my only
good fortuuc, I had kept in the humble
lodging whero my poor dour old mother
and 1 lived, amongst the quiet people of
Glasgow, I had nothing to returu. She
had not heard of the fire, dear Agnes.
I was sitting iu thoeiiii.ll studio, which
I had fitted up after this great cloud of
fire aud mist had overtaken me, some
weeks after this, wheu a knock cimo to
tho door, and, as I opened it, I saw
She floated in, fo changed, so ethereal-
ized, that I doubted a moment whether
it was a real woman or a ghost.
She smiled, a smile of divine pity,
com passion and love.
'I am going, you see, Archie,' said
she. 'The blow struck here, whero I
never was strong.' And tho laid her
hand on her chest. 'It was not your
fault that you did not lovo me. Love
goes whore it is eout. 1 mean that you
did not lovo mo with your whole nature;
yon did love mo a little' here her sweet
wild-roso color came high np in her
check 'at one time, did you not, Arch
ie ? but with mo it was a complete pas
sion; I loved yon wholly, aud wL'cn I
felt hero that you loved another, I began
to die. It has not been a very remuner
ative passion to me, said she to me,
half laughing and blushing, aud as she
said so, a tear fell from her eyo and glit
tering liko a diamond, it slowly trickled
down her dress,
I knelt at her feet, I buried my worth
less face in her robe. What did I nay ?
How eiid I ask her to forgive ? What
oould a wretch sny, who bad received
everything and had giveu nothing?
We had one of those interviews which
ounnot be put upon paper ; she begged
me, X rememuor, as tlie last wrencn ol
my degradation, to take the check for
the burned pictures.
'It was not your fault that they were
burned,' said she.
I tore it in small pieces; that was all
the comfort I had out of that piece of
After she bad gono I looked on the
floor, near where she had sat, and saw a
bright, sparkling thing lying on my hum
ble carpet. It was a diamond perhaps
her tear crystallized. As I took it in my
hand, a severe magnotio shook ran
through me; the stone had some mystic
power, perhaps from the touch of Agnes,
I felt as I looked at it, all the great
shame and enormous folly, all the in
consistency and the coarseness of my
own nature, I had loved this beautiful
creature as well as au imperfect nature
can love a perfect ono. It was the earth
ings revolting against Heaven whioh
had driven me to the side of Tilly Mo
Tavoe; yes, from the feet of one whose
face was irradiated by the light of Para
dise. And to add to my anguish and self re
proach, a love, fiery, impatient, heart
rending, for Agnes took possession ot
me. I remembered all her grace, her
superb beauty, and folt as if my wife,
my bride, were being torn from me by
that bony rival, Death. I could not
bear the fate.
Oli, G id I Who iii I-. U what, a man
Htillor-i when his i d ttU him ( I
I held in ray hum! tlieHporkliuR stone.
It froenioj to fasten itself to my first).
I tto't it to tho window. Yes, it was a
diamond of great value, singular luster
That, at least, I would rctntn.
I walked towurd Mr. It.dlentyno'a
great house in one of tho flue htrcetn of
GluKgow. His only dangbter, the heir
ess of vast wealth, lay dying witliiu. .
had killed her I, the poor artist from
the back street, who hnd been raised to
tho host place by her hand, that f.eutlo
lund which I had spurned I
Aunt K'spnth let me iu, with a nor
rowful face. Agues had broken a blood
vesnel, aud would not last many hours,
'Your diamond,' paid I, as I held it up
before her. 'Yen dropped it iu my stu
'Xo.'said hie, with thnl erystalliue
truth of hers, 'J never hud such a din
'But I fumd it where yon pat, nud
whero yon wept, said I.
Then keep it,' said nhe, 'for it must
have been that tear. Tears have come
hard, Archie, hard as diamonds. It is a
rrnel death to die; a terious thing, a
heart break, Archie, to lovo and to nut
bo loved. Eut wo were neither of ns to
blnme. Console Auut E'speth and poor
papa, Archie. Puint them a picturoof
roe, and keep the crystallized tear; it
will make yoor fortune I' And with her
old playful smile, she lettucd back agaiuRt
my shoulder, put her hand in mine, and
Terrible Fate of nn Elephant.
One of tho appurtouuncos of the show
of Bailey's mammoth menagerio travel
ing through the country, is an immense
electrio apparatus which is nsed in con
nection with the electrio light that sup
plies illumination for the entire canvas
of the circus. This mackine consists of
a largo magnet and an immense arma
ture, which is made to revolve two hun
dred and fifty times in a minute, by
means of a thirty-five horso power en
gine. The apparatus is of inteuso elec
trical power, a knife-blaiie held within
two feet of it becoming so heavily charg
ed with tho current that it cau be used
thereafter as a loadatoni When Getting
ready for a performance in Bonneville,
Mo., the mau iu charge 'fired up' the
boiler aud put the machinery in motion,
and strolled off, nud had not his ntten
tiou culled to the machine again, until
ho heard nn unearthly roar and a crash
coming from the direction of tlto batte
ry. Ho was startled, as was alto the
small army of workmen inside the tents
aud the largo army of boys and idlers
on tho outside. Everybody niched to
On approaching the vicinity of the
electrio machine R jmeo.the favorite and
most docilo of the ten performing elo
puuutu, was found in the throes of the
death agony, and with his trunk torn
nway by the roots from its base. The
poor beast lay thore shorn of its strength,
and presenting a horrible, mutilated
appearance. Everything was dono that
it wus possible to do for tho dying ani
mal, but itrt agonies were terrible, and
wheu at length it ganped iU last tlu re
was a feeling of rolief nmoug those who
surrounded its mountainous corpse.
Tho leader of the band, who witnessed
the accident, says that liomeo, who was
roaming around in the tent with his
nine giant companions, shambled np to
the machine, and was suill'mg at the ar
mature when its trunk was caught in
the revolviug apparatus, and tho animal
was thrown violently to the gronud and
the truukcarriol awiy by the whirling
A Robbery Traced Out.
Herman B. Chapman, who lat-t Sep
tember pretended to huv.i been robbed
of $14,000 belonging to tho United
States Express company, and was tried
and acquitted of tho charge of stealing
the auiouut, has been again arrested at
La Salle, III. Proof has been obtained
that tlvrlrifrw wild nlnnnml ami YAiit.
a iy Chapman himself. Some of the let
ters are from Chapman's wife and some
are from his mistresses, but nearly
every one of them makes allusion to tho
( fit money. A portion of the lost $14,-
000 has been recovered, but frem hav
ing been buried in the gronud so long
it is rotten and crumbles to pieces when
exposed to the air. Both Chapman and
his wife had always stood high in reli
gions circles, and much sympathy has
been w asted over what whs considered
An Author' Constancy.
In the 'Life of Charles Lever,' just
published, occurs this pleasant para
graph about the bright novelist: 'To
judge from the exploils of Lorrequer
and O'Malley in tho field of flirtatioD,
Lever might well be supposed to have
had considerable experience and apti
tude as a Lothario; but his companion
from youth. Major D , assures us
that this was in reulity not the case, for,
although delighting iu female society,
he seems to have never had bntone real
love affair the one which began in his
boyhood, and ended only with bis life.'
Lever read all his novels to his wife,
and she pruned as she pleased. From
the day she died he felt that his right
band had lost its cunning; and in dedi
cating 'Lord Kilgobbiu' to her memory,
he declares that it must be his last.
A ronmutio explanation of the asPH'-sina
tii n of General Mesenzoff lut.1 spring is
offered by a KuMsiau jouruul. Three
.Nilnlifclri condemned to Siberian exile
wit-hod to many, aud fixed upon three
girls of their own political persuasiou,
who agreed to follow thera to the place
of their IjMuishnieut. Marriages of this
dcHctiption arc tolerated by tho laws of
KiiKsia; and the three convict in ques
tion received permission from tho com
petent authorities to be united to the
objects of their choice. Accordingly
they were we lded; but their sentence
of banishment was immediately after
wnrd changed iuto one of solituiv con
finement in tho central prison at S.
Petersburg. Upon learning thin their
wives nought and obtained nudieuco of
Nubokow, tho minister of justico, whom
thoy ct'trcated to reverse the last de
croe, aud to snd their husbands, as at
first determined, to Siberia, whither
they could accompany them. Nabokow
replied he cuikl not assume therepons
ibility of altering tho modified seutonce,
aud referred tho throo women to tho
chief of tho rcoret police. To him,
therefore, thry applied; but ho utigrily
rejected thoir petition, telling them
that 'ho was quitu aware how cuuuiug
was tho political pprty to which tiny
belonged, aud how eager to iuerunse its
numbers by marriage aud the results of
that union, ne bhould, therefore, treat
them as persons outside the law, to be
doalt with in au exceptional manner.'
As soon as this decision was known in
Nihilif-tio circles he was at once con
demned to dio an the most inveterute
and dangerous, enemy of tho cause; and
three days later, ho peris-hed by the
hand of an assassin.
Sitting Hull's Forces.
A correspondent, after visiting the
camp of General Miles and the brave
little force with which ho drovo the Si
oux across the lino into Canada, nccom
pauiod Major WjiIkIi to the encampment
of Sitting Bull, on British territory, and
says that from personal observation he
knows tho Tutou or hostile Sioux camp
to number nt least eleven hundred
lodges. They have from twelve to fifteen
thousand pouies at the lowest calcula
tion, and their arras and ammunition
are of the bn:;t quality. No mere Amer
ican regiment, or portions of two Amer
ican regiments, however bravo tho olli
cers nud men, could beat tho .'1,000 able-
bodied warriors of that camp, not to
speak of boys, who would bo no cou
tcmptiblo allies in tho skirmishing tac
tics of Indian warfare. Perhaps the Si
oux, for want of provisions, cannot hold
together lou?, but when starvation
comcH.the corresponeTent hardly believes
they can be restrained by the small
forco of Americans now iu the field. It
is not necessary to be a West Point
graduate to learn that six repeating
rifles in Indian hands aro superior to
one breeoh-loader in tho hands of a
whito soldier. That is about tho pro
portion of the respoetivo forces.
A Husband's Revenge.
A strange method of retaliation as
practiced by a gentleman who had been
despoiled of his wife's affection, is told
by a private detective: Aoonplo of years
ogc a well-known vocalist ran away with
an equilly prominent artist's wife, aud
for a time the guilty ct uplo could uot be
found. Finally the husband came to
me, and, by aid of ray books, traced the
wife and her paramour to a street not
fur from the Albany depot. From there
they fled to Chicago, and now the hus
band keeps track of that singor, aud
where ver ho 1ms au engagement he
writes to tho manager detailing the facts
in the case. This usually terminates
tho vocalist's engagement, and to day lie
cau hardly get a chance to sing in any
Urst-class concert. The artist is not
altogether vindictive iu this matter, for
he has notified the destre yerof his home
that 'when he will lenvo the woman, re
turn to his own deserted wife, aud make
a written acknowledgment of the wrong
he has done, lm will wn.n li. -
tions.' This story is undoubtedly truo
iu its essential details, and is now given
to the publio for the first time. All tho
parties are well known in Boston, and
one of them has stood very high in
Ladies in the Surf.
There is a decided difference in the
'make up' of the bathers. S.nue of them
look worse ti an scarecrows, and others
have evidently taken pains to look
'stylish even in the nnter. and have a
januty air, in long navy blue stookings,
sailor suits, bangles and Pinafore hats.
One bright young lady whose trim fig
ure is arrayed in a whito bathing suit
embroidered with black, swims beauti
fully and is as graceful as a water-nymph
is supposed to appear. In the matter
of di ess one can be perfectly indepen
dent, but some picturesque costumes aro
to be noticed on the beach. Fancy stock
ings, low shoes and sandals, bright green
aud reel plaid umbrellas, parasols of
straw color with Persian borders, 'nob
by' hats and gingham and white d reuses,
with their broad sash ribbons, make
lovely patches of color, which are all in
keeping at the sea shore. The Bailor
hats are worn of large sizo, and some
small, like those Been on boys of ton.
Lightning struck a cotton field in
Georgia the other day and scorched
quarter of an acre.
The Much Abused Fly.
A writer in .V. Airtolas answers the
question whicli arises iu the intud of
most people, when annoyed by u perti-
uaoioas fly, of 'What use were flies ere
ated?' as follows: Well, this lly, of
course, had a mother lly, ami she laid
a lot of very small, shiny, brownish
whito eggs, and when each ono of those
little eggs hatched, tbeiro ouno out a
funny little yellowiuli-white maggot,
not very active, but very, very huugry.
Tho appetite that these little fellows
havo is something roally wonderful,
and this it is that helps them to bo of
such good uho to man. For while they
aro maggots tlwy live around the bams,
and eat up old decaying material that is
filling tho air with poisonous gases
which might bring sickness to a great
many of us. One little maggot could
not eat very much of course; but there
are so many of them, that what they nil
eat amounts to a groat mauy wagon
loads every year. This is tho good
work that the fly spoke of when ho said
that ho had ilono n grenit deal for u
before he becaiao a ily ; und yo - tee ho
is right. After tho little maggot has
eaten all he can an I has growu nil he
can, ho is abo::t a third of an inch long,
Ho then beennes shorter aud stouter,
stops entiug, remains quiet, and iu n
few days changes into a small dark red
dish brown chrysalis, abont a quarter
of an inch long. Ho only lives from
eight to fourteen days as a chrysalis,
and then, somo bright morning, the
skin cracks all along the bauk, aud out
comes Mr. Fly. Ho is u little stiff aud
lazy at first; ho comes out drowsily,
stretching his len, aud slowly waviug
his winpjs, after his long sleep of nearly
two weeks. But tho v. arm sunlight
soon takes tho cramps out of all his
joiuU, and, spreading his wings, ho
takes his first flight.
Advice for the Sfek Boom,
Nothing is more easy to an experi
enced nurse or more dilli jrtlt to an in
experienced one than to chuugo the bed
linen with a person in bed. Everything
that will be required must bo at hand,
properly aired, beff.ro beginning. Vu
tuck the lower sheet aud cross sheet nud
push them towurd the middle of the
bod. Have a sheet ready foldod or roll
ed the loug way, and Iuy it ou tho mat
tress, unfolding it enough to tuck it iu
tit tho side, Havo tho cro:-s sheet pre
pared ns described before, and roll it
alto, laying it over tho u i-ler one and
tucking it in, keeping the unused por
tion of both still rolle.l. Move the pv
ticnt over to the side thus prepared for
him; the soiled sheet ) can then be drawn
away, the oloan ones completely unroll
ed aud tuoked in ou the other side.
Tho covorings need not be removed
while this is being done; they can be
pulled out from the foot of the bedstead
and kept wrapped around the patient.
To c'jnngo tho upper sheet take off tho
spread end lay tho clean sheet over tho
blankets, securing the uppe ce'ga to
the bad with a eouplo of pins; standing
at the foot, draw out the blankets and
soiled sheet, replace the former and
put on the spiead. L.tstly change the
pillow oases. S-ribncr.
Au account from Manchester, Ohio,
ays that Mrs. Clay Cooloy, a most esti
mable uuel devoted wife and Christian
woman, has been afflicted with spinal
disease for ten years, unable to turn
herself iu her bod, und could not uttiad
alono without her braces. Oa the night
of the 1:2th she prayed all night, aud
next morning she said to her husband.
I am cured! I am curoill' and 'I am
huugry.' Mr. Cooley said, 'I will get
np and get breakfast ; you have not rest
ed any; lio down and I will bring your
breakfast.' After the meal was ready,
ho onrau iu and nuiK-uiiced it. She said:
I will get up aud goto it.' Her hus
band got her braces for her, but ehe
said, I don't want them ; I tun walk;
and nt once rose np, when she tu moil
deathly pick. She l.iy back and offered
r..cm, 1'ia.Mir tiint sue mijnt got
up and walk. After the prayer she rose
up, got emt of bed, and dre'pse'd hen-elf.
Her little family, iistonishevl, gathered
anuud her, t-he telling them that she
could now walk as well as thev. After
breakfast she said, '1 must let my neigh
bors kuow,' an 1 out she went, walking
and shouting into their bouses. She is
still walking to-day, snd to all appear
ancen as well as anybody could be.
For the (iiiis.
Hose Terry Cook, preaches this little
lay sermon on household industry that
ought to make au impression upon every
girl iu tho land. She pays: 'I shall
never forget my own childish tears and
sulks over my sewing. My mother was
a perfect fairy at her needle, and her
rule was relentleFS. Every long stitch
was picked out and done over again, and
neither tears nor entreaties availed to
rid me of my task till it was properly
done; every corner of a hem turned by
the thread; stitching measured by two
threads to a stitch; felling of absolutely
regular width, and patching done in
visibly; while fine darning was a sort of
embroidery. I hated it then, but I have
lived to bless that mother's patient per
sistence, and I am prouder to day of the
six patches in my small girl's dress,
which cannot be seen without searching,
than of any other handiwork except,
perhaps, my bread.'
ITEMS OF ;knf.ral im erkst.
Muni-iiold liV, exhibits a throe-pound
The drouth in Honth and West Texas
is becoming something fearful.
nouma, La., has a cypress troe seventy-two
foet in circumference.
Richmond, Va., is agitated over the
Sunday law, which is being rigidly en
forced, America will raise wheat enough this
yeur to supply the world. This is a new
coii'jtrv, but an exceedingly well -broad
Tho whole of the United States have
but .'I.HOD.OHil proprietary agriculturists;
one half tho number of France, with
ton timrn tlio nrco.
The London tir,ctntnr pays there are
a million of working pooplo of the me
tropolis who have no churches to go to,
and are so utterly careless of loligiou
that they want no churches.
Lightning descended on a flook of six
tee'n sheep at South Sterling, N. J., kill
ing thirteen of them. Strange to say, a
boy who was milking a ewo aud anoth
er boy who held it were uninjured, while
the Bheep was killed.
AscouuU from the famine st rick on
portion of China ure ghastly readiog,
embracing as they elo recitu's of parents
fe'cding on children, nud brothers on
sisters. All Immunity was obliterated
iu the presonco of ravening hunger.
The bed of tho river along the front
of New Orh'.iun is being covered with
thick mats of cane', strongly wired to
gether, aud weighted with bags of sand.
Tho ol'jret is to protect tho shore from
being washed out by vaiying currents.
A passenger from Liverpool lately had
a false bottom ripped out of his trunk by
tho New York custom cflicialp, disclosing
a mine three inches deep with gold
watches aud other trinkets, concerning
which tho owner had not paid tho duty.
Thirty-two tramps took possession of
Humboldt Wells, a raining town in Ne
vada, stripped themselves of clothing,
hold a war dance iu tho principal street,
and declared their iutentiou to sack the
place, but a party of mounted men
drove thera uuked into the hills and
whippod them soundly.
S ilon 1! ibinson, tho oraiuont agricul
turist, pays ho has been as fine looking
tea growing in Florida us ever China
produced; but owing to the manipula
tion or poms other cause, ho never met
a pe-r.-on who cared for a second cupof tho
decoction prepared from it. From which
ho concludes tea culture can never suc
ceed in this country.
During the year there were 2,7C8
medic d students graduated from the 50
colleges of the United Stales. As the
statistics hhow that in this country an
average of 500 people support one phy
sician, there must bo a constant supply
of over 13,000 patients, who must pay
the handsome sura of SI, 976,000 a year
iu or r to allow each doctor only $2 a
Tho latest ministerial scandal is the
imprisonment of tho Kav. George A.
Simpson, iu East Boston, as a horse
thief, lid was detected in tho act of
tuking a horso from tho barn of BtfDja-
miu Trce-n, ut West Mansfield. As ho
assaulted Mr. Trcen aud his son with
a loaded pistol, und ti rod at them when
detected, ho will probably be locked up
for a loug terra.
A Memphis paper speaking of the ter
rible tcourgo in that city says: It is sad
to Bee well conducted young men who,
two mouths ago wonll have shuddered
at a proposition to go in and 'quench,'
now look tho admiring dif-'penser of li
quids boldly iu the eye, and call for
whihky straight. Youths drink now
who never drank bofore, aud those who
Irauk before still drink the more.
Farmer Grilliu nt melons from his
patch nt Suidersville, G i. . and planned
a joke on the thieves. Young Yurbor.
oiigh, his nephew, was to join them in a
midnight raid, nud fall down with a cry
that ho was shot, wheu Gritliu fired a
revolver into tho air. Giillia fired at the
proper time, and Yarboroush fell with a
. . ..ti. r.j,i , iot it ounce iiiiu oy
chance Filtered his bend, making a mor
A iHcful device for prevouting a class
of accidents by which ho many people
have been killed or crippled for life
has been introduced ou tho Delaware
and Hudson Canal company's railway
cars. It consists of movable steps,
which at tho statioLs are let deiwn with
in one foot of tho ground. When the
ears are in motion the stops are lifted
high, t-o that it is impossible to jump
either on or off.
Tho wheat crop of Illinois this year,
according to figures received by the
State board of agriculture, amounts to a
total of il 011,252 bushols; an average
of nineteen aud two-third bushels per
aorc, aud is valued at $37,266,757, oran
average of eighty-eight cents per bushel
in the producers' hands. It is considered
the largest and hiost valuable wheat
crop ever raised in tho State. The total
land sown iu wheat was 2,137,083 acres.
The experiments with the Krnpp i;uu
at Essen have had most importaut re
sults, which, if maintained, may show
that the whole English ordnance system
requires reform. The Krupp cannon
have proved equal in penetration to
Woolwich guns of twice their weight.
Iu one case at a rause of 2,700 yards
the horizontal deviation of the shot was
only two feet aud ton inches and tho
vertioal deviation nine and a-half inches.