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The Maid and the Lear.
A dtal leaf drifted along the snow,
A poor brown leaf with edges torn ;
Now litre, now there, blown high and low,
An outcast ai.d a thing of acorn. '
Aias! Alas! .-
So life diifts on to hearts forlorn.
Once In a l ower, freeh and b.ight,
Rinsed by tho suu-rays aud the dow,
A maid to Ike the hot snn's might
Trone on the ground her fair limbs threw,
To sleep, to sleep,
And dream of some one that she knew.
Bbo tlept aud dreamed a horrid thing
That he she lured from her would stray ;
And starting np, deep sorrowing,
K wolved te ecek liim out that day.
Alas ! Alas !
Tnas all too true he'd fled away.
Her last love token Jnst a leaf
Of sycamore lore's emblem bright,
Plio threw away; then preyed thr.t grief
Might bear her -ff from mortal tight.
Alas ! Alas !
Whilo the dead leaf drifted through the
A Pleasant Surprise Spoiled.
Tiii're ie scarcely anything more nn
ft i lunate for a nian than tho absence of
loving women around his childhood and
youth. Mark Ripon Lad never known
Mi-jh women, and I offer this fact as some
palliation for his want of faith in them.
He was ignorant of his parentage: he
had been found one summer morning on
the steps of the Foundation School iu
Buxtersgate, Ripon; and us it was on the
festival of St. Mark, ho had received the
name of the saint and the name of his
native city, and been adopted by the
Wholesome food, stout clothing and
a decent tra do hod been given him by
tho Foundation, and in many respects
he wns felt to have done it honor, for.
after fifty years 4f crolitable citizen
ship, ho was ono of the cathedral vestrv,
sat in tho common council of the ancient
city which hud adopted him, aud was
said to be worth at least X30.0O3.
But there is a t uccess which the world
sees littlo of that of the heart and in
I his resptct Mark Ripon was theverioBt
pap per. Of the nursos aud matrons
who had boeu around his earliest years
he had not one tender memory; nouo of
liiem had fed the hunger of his heart.
He bad no hmm, no mother and no sis
ter. The school had boon simply a
placo in wLicU to eat aud to sleep and to
Unfortunately, when the lad fell in
love it was with a pretty flirt, infinitely
more heartless thau himself. But Mark's
love had been cruelly deoeived aud
mocked, aud he had come out of his
chagrin and sorrow with a confirmed be
lief in the general and natural unfaith
fulness of womeu. Populur maxims and
j-sts confirmed him every day in his
idea, aud like most Englishmen, having
once avowed this as his opinion, every
reiteration of his own idea was a fresh
confirmation of it.
But ho had many friends among his
own sex. Men generally i-poke of him
as a crusty old bachelor, but otherwise
a well-to-do, shrewd and honorablo fol
low. Chief among these friends was
young George Downey the child of the
only companion his boyhood had ever
known, and his own godson. If Mark
Ripon loved any human being it was
George Downes, though as the latter
grew up to manhood he gave him a great
deal of anxiety. For George preferred
the society of women, and would not
credit Mark's positive assurances of their
universal falseness and nnworthiness.
One moonlight night, as Mark was
comiDg from a vestry meeting, he met
Oeorge in the cathedral close, and on
his arm was a very beautiful girl. The
old man looked angrily and doubtfully
at the pretty faoe lifted to his favorite's.
Tho bright moonbeams touched her
long fair curls, and made the white vail
around them like a glory. Mark remem
bered j ast such a lovely, innocent face
lifted to his, and he had no doubt what
ever that this girl would be just as false
to George as pretty Fanny Maltby had
been to him.
George, however, would not be per
suaded to doubt her. Then Mark offered
to pay his expenses if he would go
abroad and travel for two years; but
George said 'he had just got a place in
Batterfield's bank, and preferred a
hotne.' The young man, in Mark's eyes,
was bent on raining himself, and in a
few weeks be celebrated his wedding
with an elaborate rejoicing that roused
the old man's bitterest contempt.
George fully expected that he would
now bo ignored, and probably lose for
ever any chances he might have had of
inheriting his godfather's wealth. But
Mark was nnlike the generality of men
in many respects, and in none more than
iu Lis behavior to the young man who
had so flagrantly disregarded all his ad
vices aud entreaties.
He redoubled his cue over him, aud
watched ail his movements with a eon -stantly
increasing intereat. In fact, he
did not blame George at all; he regarded
him as oue who, in an unfortunate hour,
had fallen into the hands of a power
which was too great for him. He pitied
the happy bridegroom, and resolved aa
soon as possible to release him from the
toils of the woman who had charmed and
In vain. George's wife smiled npon
and entertained Mark Ripon. He visited
ber house, indeed, for it was necessary
to wntoh her movement!-; but neither
t.er smiled, n-r souks. i,or attuLtiona
moved Mark. Ho hal gone through
that delusion olco, and was not to be
deceived ag .iu. It was one great point
in his favor that George hod tikcn a
house in such a situation that be could
keep the young wife under v ry close
surveillance, and be was couudent that,
sooner or later, he would Drove her all
that he bclic-vcd womeu uuiveisidly to
But month after mouth wtut by, and
G?oroe was more in hne than r-ver.
Thero had also come to thehopny home.
over the w:iy from Mark's, a iiuo little
boy. that had be u cIU;d after him. and
a blue-eyed girl, whom not even Mark
conm nnd in his ueart to regnrd rs false
and dangerous. He was c-ven venturing
to make Mrs. George Downes that cx
ocption said to be contingent on everv
rule, when suddenly all his suspicions
were lorceu into active life and promt
Oue day a viry wot ono a close car
riage drove up to George's homo, oud
Mrs. George, heavily cloaked and vailed,
was driven away in it.
Very well, ma'am,' said Murk, bus
pioiouBiy, m inmsoir, "we biiiu see
whether you o cm few to having boeu out
So ho wont over to George's, pluyed a
rubber or two with his favorite, and
triod every way to in.Iuco a confession
as to the drive in the rain, but the young
wife would mako no allnsion to it. This
was on a Monday. On Thursduy, a t the
same hour, the carriage cameagain, and
George's wife went away in it. The
next week she went out on three differ
ent days; aud twice, the weather being
fine, ho noticed that she wore her very
best satin dress, tho rich blue brocade
that had been one of her wedding buits.
The affair was beginning to look very
black to Mark, for he had satisfied him
self that George had been told nothing
whatever of these clandestine excur
sions. On the next Monday he had a
carriage waitiug, aud when tho lady
went out again he directed hi3 driver to
kwp her well in sight. In this way he
followed her beyond tho aristocratic pre
ciucts of tho city, to a little house set
bick iu a garden quite iu the suburbs.
A very handsome foreign-looking man
met her at the door, and led her, with
many smilos, into tho house.
Mark sent his carriage home and, in
spite of the cold, patiently waited. After
an interval of two hours Mrs. Jiowues
carriage returned, the same gentleman
put her carofnlly iuto it, aud she munt
have driven at onco home, for when
Mark passed the home she was sitting
in her plain merino dress at the window,
nursing his namesake. She ran to the
door aud begged him to come iu, but
Mark was full of hia d is wiry, and
answered, gruffly, Ask Goorge to come
to mo after dinner; I have something to
George heard whit his godfather had
to say, with his face half augry aud half
incredulous. 'It must have beeu my
wife's sister,' he said.
Mark laughed scornfully at such a
defense, aud, moreover stoutly asserted
that it was Mrs. Downes, and not Mrs.
Downes' sister. 'Gome on Thursduy,
and see for yourself, George.'
'If I do, godfatner, it will not be be
cause I suspect my wife, but because I
am sure to prove you wrong.'
Still George thought it singular that
he could not by the most adroit ques
tioning get from his wife any allusion
to these mysterious vinit?. At length be
said, '.Emma, I will ask for Thursday
afternoon, and we will go out to Aldbo
rongh Woods, and get the holly and
mistletoe for Christmas. What do you
'I can't go Thursday, George dear; I
have so mnoh to do.'
'What have you to do?'
'More than I can tell you. Is it not
near Christmas, and does not that imply
all sorts of housekeeping duties? But
1 will go with you Friday, dear.'
George was a little cross at the refusal.
and answered gloomily, 'No; he had lout
the wish to go now.' Then both were
silent, and the evening was not a pleas
ant one. All the next day he told him
self that he would not go and watch his
wife Thursday, yet when the day came
he was sitting with his godfather at the
window. At the usual hour the carriage
arrived, and Mrs. Downes, with her
hair as elaborately dressed as if she was
going to a state dinner at the bishop's
palace, ran down the stops, and was soo n
driven rapidly away.
'Well, godfather,' he said, pleasantly,
'that is Emma, certainly, and she is very
remarkably dressed; but for all that, I
am sure she has some good reason for
what she is doing. I believe I will wait
until she tells me.'
'Don't be such a fool, George; go and
question your servants. '
After a little re fl action, Gaorge crossed
to his own house and rang the bell.
The housemaid seeraed astonished at
his appearance, and wlen he asked
where hor mistress was, said she had
not seen her since she ha d taken her
orders for dinner. Then George went
np to the nursery, 'Where is your mis
'Is she not in the parlor, sir?'
'Yon know she is not. Where did she
go in the carriage?'
'Indeed, sir, it if my business to mind
the children; the mistress knows her
I own affairs, without the l.kes of ie med
dling in them.'
Hd turned round impatiently, wfiit
back to Mirk Ripon, i n I gotau accurate
description of tho hou-o to whinh he had
traced Mrs. (ioorgo; and iu half un hour
the half curious .tu I half-angry husband
slopped at tho pretty c ittage. All was
quiet about it, there was no appearance
of company, it looked almost dpaertad
iu its wintry garden.
An exceedingly lovely woman, though
evidently in frail and failing health,
opened tho door for biui, tmyiiig, in nn
inquiring yoice, 'You mi.ut tho siguor,
'No, I wish to see Mtv.. J)jwnes; she
is here, I believe?'
'Ah, yes; Bhe is her- If yon will
please to go up ono shiii. I am so weak
and tired always.'
She pointed to tho stairs, aud George
went thoughtfully up them. Half way
there was a littlo laudini; aud a door,
aud here he board a stranso musical
voice, aud then his wife's merry laugh
nt its observation. It nettled Gaorge;
he knocked sharply, and before an an
swer could be given opened the door
and went into the room.
'Oh, Gocrge, how provoking! What
mode you come, dear?
Hia wife was sitting in all her bridnl
Query on a little elevated platform, and
Signoi Sarti was patting tho last touches
to a vory lovoly portrait of her.
'I meant it for your Ciiristmns gift.
George, and you havj peeped before
hand. Is not that too bad?'
'Indeed it is, Emma.' But Emma
was almost satisfied with his peeping,
so proudly aud loviugly did he take her
'How did yon find me ont, George?'
'Oh, yon are easy to find out, Enma.
Of course I knew if you went ont in a
carriage, that you got the carriage at
Morril's. Bat how do you come to know
'You think all foreigners are French
men, George. He is an Italian, and so
is his beautiful wife. Ha camo from
London to paiut my lord bishop and
the cathedral, aud the signora was so
much better here that he resolved to
spend the winter in Yorkshire, and make
enough to take her home to Italy in the
spring. My lord asked me to have my
piotnro clone, and pipa paid for it in
order to surprise you. I think, George
dear, you had hotter not let papa know
you hove spoiod his surprise.'
George felt moro and more sorry and
humiliated as he looked iu tho pretty,
frank fao, aud thought how cheerfully,
after all, she had taken the forestall
ment of her Christmas secret.
'I will do as you say, Ecu 011. Has
the signor plenty of work?'
'He is painting many of the principal
ladies in the city. The bishop thinks
very highly of him. Iudoed, I Lave
seen his lordship there at nearly all my
Goorge let tho subject drip now as
quickly as possible to Emma; -but he
talked a good deal about it and in no
very good temper to his godfather.
For once Mark had no excuse for his
suspicions, tie was quite awed by tho
fact that he had dared to think wrong of
interviews which the bishop had ar
ranged and honored with his presouoe.
Ho had lost faith iu his own penetra
tion regarding the sex, aud George and
Emma were quietly at come pains to
convince him that good and true women
are the rule, and not the exception.
And though I cannot describe exactly
how it came about, I know that tho
next Christmas Mark was the gayest old
baohelor in Ripon, and opened the ball
at George's home with Signor Barti's
bundsoine sister the very same lady
whom the bishop himself, very soon
afterward, made Mrs. Mark K pon.
Twenty Miles In Forty-six Minutes.
A vary exciting race took placs at
Evansville, Ind. The conditions were
that John Jones, using ten horses,
Bhould rido twenty miles, Joues re
mountiug at every half mile, against
Bedford's ten horses, Bedford to be al
lowed two riders, one already mounted
and ready for the start as his predeces
sor came under the string. Bedford's
rider weighed ninety-nix and 125 pounds,
respectively, while Jones' weight was
161 pounds. The race was intensely
exoiting, the contest being very close
until the last half of the nineteenth mile,
when Jones' horse flew tho track and
threw him heavily. He was np in a
moment, however, aud again speeding
away, but, the time loit gave his oppo
nent an advantage which he could not
recover, though he came under the
string only fifty yards behind in a twenty-mile
dash. Time, forty-six minutes.
The Ameriean Method.
We hear from Amsterdam that Mr.
Jay Gould has been rather astonishing
Dutch finanoiers. It appears that he
has been negotiating with bankers there
about a Kansas railroad whose affairs
have been in litigation for several years.
He finally offered $1,303,000 for the first
mortgage bonds held by the syndicate,
which they accepted, with the proviso
that interest should be added to the
date of payment. Gould agreed; bnt
created a secsation by immediately wri
ting a cheek on Messrx. J. S. Morgan .V
Co., of London, for the full amount.
luterc-li'iiK Experiments 011 the Brain.
Professor Mart C Wili-tr, .lispl.iyed
to a email c r--l uf natur.iiinU a' the
Saratoga cobventiuu of scicutii:ts, a se
ries of experiments for which an Euglish
investigator, Prof. Ferrier, has become
fanume. It had long been supposed
tunt tl;e hemicphMes of tho brain, at all
veuts on their outer surfaces, contain
ed no special nervous couuoetiou with
the rest of the systpni; that is, that they
were not tho places where thought or
motion was called forth. Strong eleo
trie stimulus had beeu applied to these
parts of the brain without any result
But less thuu ten yer.ru ago it was found
by certain investigators that vory weak
electric currents applied to the surface
of the hemispheres c illod forth specifio
notious, aud th!s clue was followed out
by Prof. 1-Vrriijr with astooishing re
suite. Some of thee experiments not
making any protoosious to their novelty
were exhibited try Prr.f. Wilder upon
a large white eat that Iva 1 beeu made
utterly iusensiblo by Ihc administration
of ether. He had mapped out beforo
him a diagram of the brain, with certain
places designated by figures. Pussy's
brain was denuded, aud tho points spe
cified were touched by the termiuals of
a weak electric current. A chart stated
'that was to bo expected, aud tho event
happened exactly in accordance. Thus,
when the placo on the brain marked '1'
was tcu .'hod, the opposite hind leg of
the animal was advanced, as tho chart
said it would bo. Wbeu '4' was touched,
tho frout leg moved as if to strike, being
first drawn baok. With a touch to 9
the jaws moved aud the month opened.
In eomo instances the animal has been
made to scream, spit, and lush its tail
by similar means; pr its lips rise aud the
nostril seems to be irritated. The re
markable circuniHtauce is that precisely
the same class of actions always follow
the application of the electricity to a
given spot. This in a scientific phrenol
ogy; bnt eiactly how to explain it, no
body yet knows. Trot. Wilder has a
large number of cuts' brains there, in
alcohol. They serve i very purpose of
the human brain for a ctudent, aud are
more accessible, it-j well as iu bet ter pre
servation. Making: day Pipes.
The Detroit Fro I'n.s has disjover
ed iu thai city a firm engaged iu the
mauufueture of tuoe. minion clay pipes
which ell at i-ui'h a low Sgnro, and givop
an insight into iln workings: All tho
clay used is purcliarpd at Baltimore.aud
costs from $'M to ??H!0 per carload. It
arrives at the factory iu hard, dry lumps,
and must be thoroughly soaked in a big
tub or tauk before it is ready for U60.
The soft clay is ttien robVd, and knead
ed and mixed together until it forms a
solid mass withoutauy lumps. Six men
sit around a table wit 11 a lot of damp
clay within i-asy reach. Grasping a
lump in each hnud tho workman rolls it
back und forth on the table, shaping it
with his hand until it resembles a pipe,
and then laying it one side until a tri.y
full of wet, embryo pipes lias been accu
mulated. Tho tray is then placed out
doors iu tho Mm to dry, nnd after an
hour or two is brought inside by the
same workmau, shoved into an iron
mold aud pressed into shape with a
quick pull at a lover. The hole through
the pipe is made by hand with a piece of
wire, well greased. Two girls at an ad
joining table receive tho pipes nt this
stage of their manurncture and scrape
off the ridges and other imperfectiois
left by tho mold. The wet pipes are
then taken cut of tho Kb op and placed in
large crocks or tubs of lire clay, called
saggers. As fast as tho naggers are fill
ed they are piled one above another in
side a brick kiln, and two or three times
a week the kiln is fired nnd subjected to
inteuse heat for several hours nntil the
pipes are baked thoroughly white. The
6tem of eauh pipe is then coated with a
yellow mixture of shellac, tumeric and
othwr substances to prevent it from
sticking to the lips, and the pipe is
ready for shipment in boxes partially
filled with sawdust.
Love-Making at the Springs.
A correspondent at tho White Sulphur
springs annonnces that it is a common
occurtenco for young people to engage
themselves, and et-joy all the privileges
oi lovers during the season, and then
drop the matter as if it were of no mo
ment. One girl he tells of was too sharp
for such practico, however, and he thus
recounts the case: 'I love yon with a
love that the Euglish language does not
furnish words wherewith for me to ex
pi ess myself,' so a Louisiana gentleman
said to a pretty Baltimore girl the other
day. 'Do you ?' she said. 'Alas I yos,'
said he. 'Well, then,' was the sensible
auswer, 'suppose you wait till I get
homo and tell mo so there.' Tho gen
tleman subsided, and though it speaks
well for her good sense, sho might bet
ter have kept it to herself. However, it
is put on record hore for the benefit of
the nnwary. Yes, most of the love af
fairs born of sulphur water, hot weather
and the german are bnt fleeting fancies.
'Yon loved Miss Flora A. last season;
how is it yon see nothing of her this ?'
ask oil a young lady of a masculine friend
the other day. 'Where is that pretty
yellow and black dress you wore last
season ?' he asked. 'Oh I it's worn out.'
'That's what's the matter with Miss
Flora, for sweethearts as well as dresses
.larliMin and TanBiirrn.
F nm Prof. Voa Hoist's latest vohiine
on 'h political history of the United
Statos wo extractthis peu-and-iuk sketch
of IV' siiient Andrew Jackson aud his
sactiesaor, Martin Vau Buren : Tho pic
ture of the rising and of the trttiug sun
symbolized theio very bod'y. Rather
did th y supgest to the mind the little
urehiu evening star, lei aud imp;, rted
by the strong baud of the parent sun of
Hobel's poem JackBou, a msn with a
tall, leau form, erect aud straight; his
fleshless hand firmly graspiug the knob
of Lis walking stick, without tho aid of
which his stiffened legs and swollen feet
refused to move with their wonted cer
tainty; every wrinkle of his long, sharply-cut
face carved as it were in granite;
his large eyes behind his bushy eye
brows beaming with undiminished
brightness spite of his spectacles; his
white but still plentiful hair bristling
up from his perpendicular forehead.
Vau Buren, on tho other hand, reaching
only precisely the middle height, in
blameless toilet, his smooth, snow-white
shirtbocom iu complete harmony with
his round face, carefully shaved, with
tho exception of very decent side-whiskers;
hit lurgo double chin finding a
pleasant support ou his biond, black
crnvnt; the only characteristic folds
proceeding from hia fleshy under lip; a
settled smile in which a studied, oblig
ing manner, unlive good-nature aud
shrewdness havo equal shares; in his
bright-colored, vivacious, twinkling
eyes tho samo qualites to bo read ; a
round, high forehead, which appears
oighcr still from the absence of hair on
the crown, and bears evidenco of eudow
meuts, without, however, wearing the
stamp of tJto thinker; a friendly, well
meauiug bourgeo'H, iu whom the largest
and best part of simplicity aud honesty
are scarcely much more than skin-deep,
ia opposition to which the diplomatic
reserve .: moro than a thin varnish, la
boriously acquired by the parvenu, nis
wide mouth is c.irtainly able in speech,
but it is still better skilled in the art of
a silence conscious of its object. The
man understands how to wait without
manifesting tho least sign of impatience;
but ho will never walk awov from a
mirk he has oucn aimed at, and he
thinks himself good enough for the beet.
Even if his temperament should not
presorvo him from palpable misdeeds,
he would never become guilty of them,
because he is wiso enough to know that
tkr.y tviuilj bu irreparable mistakes.
With happy facility he reconciles him
self to the most different convictions and
parts, and even to those of tho mau sure
of himself aud routed in principle. He
dacs not urge his boat onward by the
powerful oar-strokes of his own arm;
but ho knows whoro to find a proper rug
as a sail to catch every wind that blows.
A Practical Joke.
Kscontly the cffeoti of an insolvent
undertaker's establishment iu New
Haveu, were sold out uudor the hammer
of a sherifl's sale. Tho stock included
many caskets and colli as, all of which
were bought by one party. The after
noon of the sale the gentleman buying
the stock arranged to have the c iskets
removed from the premises, aud employ
ed an Irishman as an assistant. Near
the uu. lor tabor's establishment was a
jolly German butcher. Ho conceived
the idea of frightenug 'Paddy,' aud
communicated hia idea to the man iu
oharge of the removal. The butcher
selected a good sized ci'lli'i aud crawled
iuto it and laid himself down and a. low
ed himself to be securely fasteuod, aud
waited for events. The romoval of the cof
fins began. Ono aflor another w;s taken
out by the teamster and 'Pildv' each
taking an oud. Finally 'P id.:y ' pat hold
of the one containing the butcher. His
oouipauion took hold of the fo:t, and
Paddy' the head of t'io cfli i. Xhev
1 ifted it, but it was ur.umally heavy.
Both looked at each other iu a frighten
ed manner. 'Paddy' set his end down
and said: 'lie gorrah, there's a body in
tlmt oue they've forgot to bury.' A
screw-driver wns obtained and the lid
remove!, and 'Pally discovered the
features of the butcher who lay quiet
aud composedly as a corpse, with
his eyes closed. As soon as 'Paldy' saw
the body he jumped high into the air,
and exclaimed: 'I tnulil yon so,' and
then ran out of the building and could
not be induced to re-enter it again,
neither would he contiuuo his labors in
that direction, but utterly refused to
tonch another cofflu.
Heir Found Among Tramps.
Heury Gilbert Grattou, au Euglish
boy of fourteen, who has been
sought as the heir of a large estate in
England, has been found in the Tramps'
Lodging-house in Boston. He was kid
napped iu 1809 by two French athlctoo,
and was brought to this oountiy when
only five years old. He is the yonnster
who stood on a caunou on the shoulders
of the etroDg weman who traveled
with Barnnm's Hippodrome. Finally,
owing to the brutality of tho French
men the boy ran away, and the past few
years has been working at odd jobs in
Virginia, Washington, Biltimore, Phil
adelphia, and Massachusetts. Search
for him has been pushed incessantly by
the British oonsnl-general at New
York, to whom he has been turned over.
The father-in-law of Mackey, the Cal
ifornia Bonanza King, was a barber.
ITEMS OF GENERAL INTEREST.
Twelve million cans of peaches were
put up in Baltimore this season, con
suming 400,003 bushels of fruit.
I akota is larger than XewEugland,
aud its people are beginning to agitate
its divisiou iuto three Territories.
The celebrated Kennedy ctt!e ranohe,
Texas, on tlie R o Grande, has been
purchased by an English company for
The mayor of St. Augustine, Florida,
recoives a salary of twenty-five dollars
a month, and the city scavenger recoives
the samo amount.
The revoane officers at Washington
dise-ovfred an illicit still in full opera
tion withiu a few huudred yards of the
Philadelphia papers tell of tho arrival
in that city of a party of Italian chil
dren, all of whom bad been purposely
maimed by the Ions of an eye or a limb,
in order to tit them for the purpose of
A monument has beeu inaugurated
among a number of gentlemen iu Bvlti-'
more to erect a statue to General Lafay
ette in commemoration of his valuable
services to the cause of American liberty
au l independence.
While tho Traus-Atlautio circus was
pniadi'jg the aireets of Mayfield, Ky.,
a email boy twisted the tail of the lion,
which hiiug o:it-i le the cage, causing
the animal to assail and nearly tear to
pieces his keeper, who rode inside with
Tho ltw against pool selling or gam
bling in any form on any horse raoe in
Massachusetts being in force, the asso
ciation at Beacon Park near Button,
decided to respect it fully aud no betting
was allowed; tho first horserace of the
kind iu inauy years.
Nathaniel J. Cofliu, au old soldier,
feeling aggrieved at the statement in a
paper at Portsmouth, N. H.,' sent the
editor a challenge; but tho man of the
quill respecting tho stringent law, swore
ou a warrant and had the blood-thirsty
individual put under bonds,
Bad accounts concerning the Italian
crops are confirmed. The yield of maize
in several provinces is only half that of
ordinal y years, while in several others it
is considerably below the average. The
wheat crop is also generally unfavorable,
the production beiug equal only to a
third of that of 1S78.
A writer iu au English magazine sug
gests a new vocation for womeu that
of gardeners. While women are feeling
most deeply their exclusion from the
ordinary walks of life, why should they
neit take up n profession to which there
is no barred door, aud ono so infinitoly
suited to their tastes.
Holloway, the English pill manufac
turer, is to build a college near London,
for the higher education of women, at a
cost of 81,250,000, aud endow it with
half os much more. The way in which
he became able to do so much good was
by spending a-iMit SI. 000, 000 in adver
tising during tho past thirty years.
A New York lawyer, employed to
search the title to a piece of properly,
reported it unincumbered, and it was
ace irdingly bought. Oa the purchaser
subsequently ascertaining there were
heavy claims upon it, he sued his exam
iner for damages aud got a verdict, whioh
wp.s sustained by a court to which the
case was appealed.
Charles Dickous, son of the great
novelist, manages one of the largest
priutiug e Hi ;es in Liudoj, perhaps in
tho world, lie has very successfully
published the 'L union Dictionary' and
the 'Guide to Londou,' and is now pre
paring a 'Dictionary of the Thames.'
He inherits his father's early love for
piintiug ullices au I newspapers.
Maiy Kecsucker, one of the most en
thusiastic of the convert-i at a camp-
moetiug at I'rbaua, Ohio, fell into a
trance while praying. Her friends be
lieved that her condition was the result
of a special blessing, aud would not
permit a physician to elo anything for
her. She lay unconscious se veral days,
and finally died of spinal meningitis.
A Mr. Soule, of Elgin, III., is in hia
third year of frog farming, and his first
crop is now being marketed. He has an
acre and a quarter devoted to the frog
industry. The kind grown is the 'Gos
lin frog,' much larger than the common
sort. Mr. S. will, next season, furnish
St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati with
frogs, and is confident of success in the
The family of Fredeii:k Sussie x, con
sisting of six persons, residing at Lin-
don, N. J,, partook freely of toadstools
nnder the impression they were mush
rooms, aud two of the children died from
the effects the same day. The mother,
in the midst of the tribulation, gave
birth to a child, and is at the point of
death, as is another child. The father
and fifth child will recover.
Richard Stevenson, United States
deputy marshal, was shot to death in
Kingman county, Kansas, by a horse
thief, who escaped to the Iudian Terri
tory. He had arrested the thief at Wel
lington and was retnrning th.e prisoner
and property to Kingman. B jth men,
tegether with a drummer, were in a
carriage. In descending a sndden de
clivity tho thief snatched S'evenson's
revolver and shot him through the
breast. He then disarmed the commer
cial traveler, mounted the best horse