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COLL. "VAN CLEVE.
accounts and wind up his political ca
THE YOUNtt FOLKS.
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
Chariky Boss hasn't beeen found
Tacarly a week.
Upward of 600 bills have been intro
duced in the present Congress. Old
judges estimate that perhaps one-tenth
of them will pass; enoonomieal members
assert that not over one-twentieth of them
ought to pass. What a shocking waste
Tim American Express Company is
arming its messengers on the Western
railroads so that no more easy robberies
can be perpetrated. Each messenger is
supplied with a revolver and a body
guard of one, while an abundance of fire
arms are to be kept on the express car.
Spain is happy. Hex boy King has
issued several proclamations since he
-ascended the throne, and there is no end
to the great things the young man prom
ises to do. He will give everybody
everything, and will do everything for
anybody. Alfonso is decidedly the most
promising person at present engaged in
the king busineas.
The Fairy Wedding.
A little brown Tun her-Mrr. t in her
With four sleet, v hirria tiif.k(ul under her breast.
auu uer querulous chirrup fell oaaseiess ana low,
While the wind rocked the lilac-tree nest to and fro.
'lie lltilL little niwtlino. t lio .till while I tell.
For a lullaby story, a thing that befell
i Your plain Uttle mother one midsummer morn,
A month ago, birdies before you were born.
I'd been dozing Zand dreaming the long summer
Till the dawn flushed its pink through the waning
When I wish you could hear it once ! faintly there
All around ma the silvery sound of a bell.
Then a chorus of bells ! So, with Just half an eye,
This Beeeher is a very queer man. At
.a recent prayer-meeting - in Plymouth
Church he said he had no such trouble at
present as he had once when he was
boy, and his father told him he might go
hunting with him, and Aunt Chandler,
without knowing it, sent him to get some
-snuff, and when he got back his father
In 1873 the corn crop of the United
States amounted to 920,000,000 bushels,
I According to the statistics of the Agri
cultural Bureau. Last year it was 800,-
000,000 bushels. The cost of trans
portation is so great that the farmers
find that there is not much profit in rais
ing corn. It must be converted into
meat on the farm to yield a profit, ex
cept when raised near water commnni-
Of the Republican Senators who voted
for Andrew Johnson's conviction in the
impeachment trial of 1868, the following
.are still in the Senate, and will be after
the 4th of March, next : Senators An
thony, Cameron, Conkling, Frelinghuy--sen,
Ferry of Connecticut, Howe, Morrill
of Vermont, Morrill of Maine, Morton,
Sherman, and WJlson, now Yice-Presi--dent.
It is safe to predict that Andy will
not make bosom friends of any of the
Mrs. Olives Perby Rice, of Indian
.apolis, is apparently about to enter upon
a siege of trouble. She is assured by no
less an authority than the . Hon. George
H. Pendleton that she is the legitimate
heir to $6,000,000 of property in Alle
gheny comity, Pa. Her father died in
-the happy imeonsciouaneea that he owned
the property ; but it has none the less
been made to appear that such is the
fact. The result will be an interminable
:series of lawsuits, and an experience for
the claimant similar to ,that of Mrs.
Gaines in New Orleans. " ' '
Thb Postmaster-General has under
consideration a proposal to unite the
present one-cent . postal-card and one
cent newspaper-wrapper, so as to form a
two-cent newspaper-wrapper, for the ac
commodation of publishers, . and others
who may wish to avail themselves of the
improvement. This is not designed to
interfere with the issuing of the present
postal-card and newspaper-wrapper,
which are amply sufficient, perhaps, for
it i la 1 peeped from the neat, and those lilies close by,
uiuoo wuuno With threads of a cobweb, were swung to and fro
one or two letters a year, and an ooca- jr three little rollicking midgets below.
sional well-thumbed newspaper. But a
combination wrapper that will unite in a
simple form all the advantages of postal
card and wrapper is especially needed by
business men, and will be warmly wel
comed by them. Newspaper publishers
will probably be the first to perceive the
importance of the arrangement, as they
often have occasion to send out postal-
cards bearing particular or sole reference
to some article or articles in their pa
pers. It is well-known that letters and
papers deposited simultaneously in the
postoffioe do not reach their destination
at the same time. Hence it is a bother
to the recipient, who may have a large
business to attend to, and who feels it is
hardly fair for him to be called upon to
keep that postal-card in mind, or file it,
so that when the newspaper arrives he
may be able to consider the two jointly.
If the newspaper and postal-card arrived
at the same moment, it is apparent to all
that there would be a real gain in various
ways in two parties. Publishers have
often felt the need of some plan by
which this could be accomplished.
Then the sir was astir as with humming-birds'
wlnim ! i
And a cloud of the tiniest, daintiest bungs ' "
That ever one dreamed of came fluttering where
A cluster of trumpet flowers swayed in the air.
" As I sat all a-tremble, my heart in my bill,
'I wOlstay by the nest,' thought I,' happen what
Bo I saw with these eyes by that trumpet-Tine fair, ,
A whole fairy bridal train poised in the air.
' Such a bit of a bride t Such a marrel of grace J
In a shimmer of rainbows and gossamer lace ;c
No wonder the groom dropped his diamond-dust
Which a little elf-usher Just caught with his wing.
Then into the trumpet-flower glided the train.
And I thought (for a dimness crept over my brain,
And I tucked my head under my wing) Deary me !
What a sight for a plain little mother like me !' "
Mary . JMtnbury, fn iU icluila.
A Wonderful Plaything.
" spell hard water
said the young
POLITICS AXD POLITICIANS.
Attobney-Gknkrai Wtt.t.tams has
-commenced suit against the Central Pa--cifio
railroad for $1,836,635, and against
the Union Pacific for 1,040,000, and
against other roads for smaller sums, ag
gregating $3,260,000. The demand for
these sums is based on an act of Congress
requiring an annual report of their earn
ings to the Secretary of the Interior, to
gether with the payment by them of five
per cent, of their net earnings to the
government. These provisions have
been ignored, and kence the suits.
Gbn. Tract, of the counsel for Mr.
Beecher in the great Brooklyn trial, was
at one time an adviser of Moulton and
Til ton. Words spoken by him in the
arly days of the scandal are returning to
plague Viitw now. For instance, Mr.
Woodruff, Mr. " Moulton's partner, testi
fied the other day that Tracy, several
months ago, thought the case was one to
justify Mr.Koto in lying. And it
-appears that Moulton lied. Moulton
eems to hare been" very accommodat
ing fellow in this respect. He lied right
and left whenever he was asked, and
eorneti.es spontaneously frcm jUertia.
Thb Senate Committee on Patents,
before whom the application has been
for a couple of years, have refused to
grant an extension of the patent of A. B.
Wilson's four-motion , feed, for sewing
machines. The inventor has realised a
fortune of several million dollars from,
his" inventumv nd it is estimated- that
the ifioriopoly wpH he worth from $10,
"000,000 to $30i,000,000.for the next seven
.years. The result of this refusal to grant
-an extension will be to cheapen the price,
-as it has been shown that the price of av
erage sewing machines is but $12, and
that not less than f4fp,fHSde on
I very machine nudu&etnnd.! 1 1 U 1 1
Pbobablv no man, now living in this
-country has had a Mtbref extensive or
varied exoenenoe jfthrabS litp.flw An-
" After " serving several
.years in both branches of the Tennessee
Legislature, he was elected a Bepresenta
tive in Congressand served in that ca
pacity from 1843 to 1853.- Then he was
chosen. Governor of Tennessee and
served two terms. In 1857 he was elect
W to the United States Senate and served
there till 1862, when he resigned to ac-
-cept the position of Military Governor of
Tennessee; In April, 1865; by the death
of Mr. Lincoln, he became President of
; the United States. He was 66 years old
last December, and six years more in the
Senate will probably suffice to square his
The Detroit Tribune claims the credit
of beating Chandler. ;
Andy Johnson is the circus-mule of
American politics. "Here he is again,"
ready to start " around the circle."
Aleck H. Stephens is getting thinner
and smaller every day, ; and he never
takes a bath without the fear of being
drawn through the waste-pipe.
There are eighty-five members of the
Forty-fourth Congress who either served
in the rebel army or held positions in the
civil service of the Confederacy.
The St. Louis Republican says: " One
Senator has gone into a respectable busi
ness for a livelihood. He's a shipped
Chandler, now, and some great and good
men have been ship chandlers."
AxiGernon Sidney Paddock, who suc
ceeds Mr. Tipton as Senator from Ne
braska, is a native of St. Lawrence
county, New York, and is about 44
years of age, and of Puritan ancestry,
distantly related to Gideon Welles, Gen.
and Senator Sherman. He has been a
resident of Nebraska since 1856.
The contest for Congress in the First
Illinois District, in place of John .
Rice, deceased, resulted in the election of
B. G. Caulfield by 2,414 majority over
all competitors. There was no organized
opposition to him. Caulfield was elected
in November last to the " Forty-fourth
Congress from the same district.
At the November election Carter H.
Harrison was returned as elected to Con
gress from the Third Illinois District
(West Chicago) by eight majority. Mr.
J. D. Ward, (the present member from
the district, contested the election and
had a recount of the votes, by which it is
shown that Harrison had 139 majority.
Andrew Johnson ought to feel highly
flattered by the expressions of satisfac
tion which his election to the Senate has
called forth. Even Mr. Blaine joins in
the congratulations. And only to think
that .the New York Herald is pleased
must set old Andrew wild with delight.
For the Herald seems to sail in the
popular current, and is tolerably saga
cious in turning it.
A Nebraska historian, in a book pub
lished in 1871, entitled "Pen Sketches
of Zebra-Skins," says that the new United
States Senator, Hon. A. S. Paddock, is
" broad between the ears, indicating
great htecoeity : is rather neurotic : pre
fers noetic pursuit to manual labor with
, out a twinge of the groutnol ; is jocose
without being battle and despises nu-
gacity. Great heavens ! is such a man
to be turned loose in the national pas
ture with the fences all down as they are
Thk principal nominations in New
HamDshire. for the election to occur oh
Tuesday, March 9, are now made as follows:
Person C. Cheney, Hiram B. Robert.
Charles H. Powers, Adams T. Pie roe.
Chas. 8. Whitehouse, Frank Jones,
found it almost impossible to make out
a programme because of so many assist
ants, each ready with a suggestion, and
no two of them agreeing on the same
thing. At last one of the girls said,
"Oh, Mattie, let's call it composition
day," and this proposition being at once
accepted they soon came to order, and in
a few minutes each one was thoughfully
considering a suitable subject. "I shall
write poetry, " whispered Nelly Morse to
her next neighbor. "Auntie says she
was a natural-born poet if she had only
had a chance, and I am just like her
everybody says so."
Joe Barton heard this confidential
piece of information, and with a merry
twinkle in his eye concluded that he
would write poetry too.
An hone passed, while busy fingers
wrote and erased alternately, and the
teacher called for their exercises. Lizzie
Wyman held up her hand as a signal
that she was ready, and I will give her
composition just as it was written, hoping
that my young readers may be able to
correct ner misspelled words. Her sub
" A ZiETTEB TO MX ANT.
" Hi deab Awt. I now take mv Den in hand
to inform yon that I hav got a new drees, and
Willy h got the menlen. and a very bad oof. I
found a last rear's bird's nest in the old maple
tree, and I put some white beans in it for eggs ;
Johnie said I had better pat some corn in it too,
and then it would hatch oat suoeotash, but I
don't believe one word of it. Old Bridget Lark
is dead, and we can't have her to wash for us
any more. My pen is poor, my ink is pail, my
love to yon ahaU never fale. I am writing on
elate, out i tnougnt max would be a nice
A NETf HAMPSHIRE HORROR.
a. Austin F. Pike,
8. Henry W. Blair.
Samuel N. Bell,
Prohibition. TUket Governor, Nathaniel White:
Railroad Cotnmissaoner-, David Heald; Congress,
1. A. C Hardy Josi -It. rkrtehec; X JSdwara
S. wesson. v. - - -j -
The vote of New Hampshire, for Gov
ernor, in tne last lour elections, has been:
Dio," said Bella,
with three letters."
" It can't be done,
" That means you can't do it.
give it np !' !
"Of course I do." - I
"I-c-e ; ah ha!" j
" Pshaw V said Dio. I
" Now it is mv turn." I said.
causes this change, and makes the water
become hard or ice?" !
" Cold," said Dio ; " it freezes.
"I heard of a wee little girl who said
'the water stayed out in the cold and
went to sleep.' Well, can you tell me
what the difference is between ice and
"Why, ice is hard and cold," said
" Ji you will listen I will give you a
little lesson, and if you will remember
the lesson I will tell you: a little story.
There is power or force in nature which
causes the little particles oi matter to
stick together. All bodies, everything
is composed of tiny particles, and you
know how they cling to each other, like
the atoms oi fruit, or wood, or; stone.
This force is called cohesion. Some
particles attract ' each other much more
strongly than others. Iron or lead cling
closer than wood, wood closer than fruit,
and the particles of fruit hold more
strongly together than water. The par
ticles of water attract each other but lit
tle and are easily separated. In many
instances heat destroys I this cohesion.
Yon know fire will melt lead and make it
a liquid instead of a solid it partially
destroys the cohesion. And so heat will
separate the particles of water, and
makes them steam or vapor. When wa
ter is exposed to sufficient cold it de
stroys the heat in it and ! makes the par
ticles cling close together and you
know the cohesive attraction of ice is
very strong but the heat will separate
the particles and melt it bacK to water,
and still more heat will convert the water
into steam. Now, if you will remember
what this power in nature is, called co
hesion, it will deserve the story. ;
" The poet Cowper -wrote : i 4 Great
kings have great playthings.' I will tell
you of one which Catherine, the Empress
of Bussia, had to amuae her. She or
dered a splendid new palace built for her
and it was to be made in silence. Think
of it ! ! No sound of cutting stone ; no
noise of saw or hammer j no nails held it
in place ; and yet it stood well-joined and
firm. : It was built of ice. The blocks of
clear ioe were laid together, and then the
workmen daalfed water on the places and
it froze them together hard and strong.
They colored water bine and red and
green and many colors and froze it, and
with this they ornamented the palace.
They carved many devices from the
colored ice, and made beautiful wreaths
of flowers and hung them around the icy
rooms. Ioe flowers on walls of ice."
" A ! remarkable ice-house," said Dio.
"Yes," said Bella, ' quite a nice
" When the gorgeous palace was
finished thev furnished it."
" With mahogany and rosewood, vel
vet and satin ?" 4
" Oh, no ; there were ice chairs and ice
tables, ice fire-places and ice sofas, and
a beautiful ice throne: that was fairly
dazzling. All was ice j within and with
out. Then the Empress gave a great
ball in her playhouse. And at night
when thev made fires on the icy hearth.
and lighted candles in the icy candle
sticks : when they hung the icy lamps on
the icy walls, and the light shone on the
icy furniture and icy I flowers, it was a
wonderful and brilliant scene.' It was
all sparkling and dazzling like precious
stones, and the palace looked as though
it were made of millions of diamonds.
But ah, ' It was a stream, and soon would
glide into a Btream again
it must have been penectiy elegant,
said Bella. ,
" It must have been (slightly shivery,"
" Well, an Empress can shiver as much
as she likes in her own; playhouse."
verse to end off with. Mother eat a cranbery
half in two and pat it on her jeint to cure her
com. Bo no more at present. From your dear
neoe. Lizzus Wyman."
Next came Nellie Morse'slpoetry. It
ran as follows:
" As I waa gazing on the water
I saw a man a-mixino; morter ;
The more he mixed the worse it grew ;
He flapped bis wings and away he flew ;
He flew into the highest tree.
And there he sat and s;ased at me.
And as he gsaed he rose in fught.
And this is all I havs to write."
Nellie sat down looking quite proud
of her poetical effort, and Joe Barton
signified his readiness to read his compo
sition. The teacher nodded assent, and
" A poor old maid, and all forlorn,
Declared she was a poet born.
And as I'd nothing else to do
I thought I'd be a poet too.
I have a dog, his name is Ifose ;
Tis wonderful how much he knows.
Hell chase the hogs, the sheep and cows,
And scare them with his loud bow-wows. -His
kennel it is warm and good.
And there he goes to eat his food.
Hell scratch and sneeze.
And bite his fleas,
And do it all with perfect ease."
The scholars all laughed at Joe's' com
position excepting Nellie Morse, and she
" made a face " at him the first time that
she caught him looking that way.
"I wrote some rhymes, too," whis
pered Susie Day, and she blushed like a
primrose as Bhe read : ,
" Spring will soon come, and the birds be singing.
The hawk, owl and blue-jay, the thrush and
Then on the trees behold the sweet robin.
Through branches and bough you will see his
"I had to leave off the 'g' in ' bobbing
to make it rhyme with 'robin, she said
apologetically. No one thought of
laughing at Susie's poetry, for she was
the pet of the whole school.
Henry Wilson then read a letter on
prayer-meetings. Here it is :
"Prayer-meetings are very solemn places. I
go every Wednesday night. I should not go so
often, bat my father is deacon and he makes
me go. I get very lonesome in prayer-meeting,
because it is always about the same thing, and I
know juet what ia coming every tune. Uncle
Jacob Skinner is so deaf that ha can't hear what
the others say, and so he generally falls asleep
and snores as loud as the big organ np-etaira.
And Deacon Summers alwmvs tells how wicked
he is, though I don't believe he ever stole an
apple in his life ; and when he geta most
through talking he aska the prayers of the
church that be may continue on, though I
should not want to continue on if I thought I
waa as wicked as he aayB he is. I can't think of
much more to say about prayer-meetings, only
X leu ameep once and dreamed that joe Dartpa
had me down, and was stuffing my month full
of sand, and I fell off the seat and screamed
right oat 'Help, help!' and old Mrs. Walton
came over where I was and asked me if I
wanted the prayers of the church. I waa awful
ashamed and so waa mother, and she shook me
and said I shouldn't go to prayer-meeting again
very soon, and I wiah she had kept her word,
but she didn't. I cannot think of much more
to say on this subject, only I found a horseshoe
one nurht coine home from praYer-meetinjr,
and I gave it to old Bobbie Wain to keep the
witches away from his colt. He believes in
witches. So no more at present.'
I cannot tell you all that was written,
but John Wyrnan's composition cume
last. He wrote one about his teacher,
as follows :
" I thought I would make up a compo
sition about Miss Warren. Miss Warren
is a nice teacher, and she wears a white
apron. We all learn a good deal every
day, and she kept Tom Wilber in at re
cess because he tore Henry Wilson's coat
and pricked me with a pin. ho good
by." As it was about noon, and all the com
positions had been read, the teacher be
stowed a few words of commendation
and then proposed on adjournment. She
told Henry Wilson, however, that he
ought to speak more " respectfully of
prayer-meetings, and she was even
thoughtful enough to inform him that
Doubting Thomas lost a great blessing
by staying away from the prayer-meeting.
The school then dispersed, and
though they all said it was a pity that
Miss Warren was sick, no one denied that
playing school was rare sport. Hearth
A Young Married Woman Shot Dead In Her
Own House A. Terrible and mysterious
Affair. : 1 !
tHaverhul (N. H.) Cor. New York Herald, j
About ten o'clock yesterday afternoon
Mrs. Alma, wife of John O. Emerson, of
Piermont, was seated at the stove with
her sewing. Her husband was at the
barn doing his chores, but, hearing the
report of a gun, he started for the house
and beheld his wife sitting just as he had
left her, except that her head had been
severed from the body and blown en
tirely to' pieces, covering the further
side of the room with flesh, blood and
brains. Part of the skull went through
a pane of glass, and with such force as
only to break a hole the size of the piece
sent through. A gun laid upon the floor
by her side, but her position showed that
she could not have used it, she holding
her needle as if about to take another
stitch in her work, her spool and scissors
remaining in her lap. It is not known
that any one was about the premises ex
cept an old man named Sawyer some
sixty years of age, who has been arrested
The murder occurred early in the fore
noon. The weather was stormy, and
neither Emerson nor Sawyer went far
away from home. After breakfast
Emerson made a pleasant remark to his
wife and kissed her and then went out to
look after his cattle.' It is not supposed
that he. ever saw her alive again. Saw
yer at the same time went into the door
yard to cut wood. In the meantime Mrs.
Emerson performed her ordinary house
hold duties of the morning and then sat
down by the fire, in her cosey kitchen,
to do some sewing, The view looking
out of doors was desolate, but within was
charming and pleasant. The room
looked tidy and pleasant. Conspicuous
on the wall near her was the motto,
"Uod xSiess unr Home. At was a
E leasing picture of ' domestic peace and
appiness. At a little past ten a terrible
explosion took place in the house. Mr.
Emerson heard it at his barn distinctly,
and started at once for his dwelling. The
nearest neighbor, John Flanders, about
forty rods northward, also heard it
plainly. Mr. Emerson went through his
dooryard where he saw Mr. Sawyer at
work to the house. He opened the
door leading into the kitchen, and for a
moment stood almost paralyzed at the
Then he raised his arms and gave a
shriek of anguish, and rushed to the
street crying; " My wife I My wife !" and
appeared almost like a maniac. Sawyer
exclaimed, "Is she dead?" and went
quickly into the house. , The scene pre
sented was enough to sicken and appall
the stoutest heart. Words cannot ade
quately describe it. In a chair by the
stove was the headless body of Mrs. iun-
erson. About three feet from her, and
lying on the floor, was a heavy double
barreled shotgun, the muzzle pointing
toward the chair. Almost the entire
head and neck were blown from the
body ; all that remained was a small por
tion of the lower jaw, which hung upon
her breast, and a small remnant of the
neck near the backbone, not over an inch
in width. From this headless body
is he who masters his business, who pre
serves his integrity, who lives cleanly and
purely, who devotes his leisure to the ac
quisition of knowledge, who gains friends
bv deserving them, and who saves his
spare money. There are some ways to
fortune shorter than this old, dusty high
way ; but the staunch men of the com
munity, the men who achieve something
really worth having, good fortune, good
name, and serene old age, all go on this
AN OCEAN HORROR.
blood was spurting in copious streams
and gathering in pools on the floor. The
head was almost wholly blown to atoms
and scattered on the ceiling and west and
south walls of the room.
On the stove, ceiling, walls and floor
were scattered blood, flesh and hair,
forming a scene ghastiyand revolting to
all who witnessed it. The body rested in
the chair as natural as if in life. The feet
were on the fender of the stove ; one
hand held a piece of doth, while the oth
er grasped a needle and thread as if to
take another stitch in the work. The
position of the body shewed unmistakably
that not a movement occurred after the
weapon was nred.
Burning of the Immigrant Ship Coapatriok
in the Southern Ocean.
London naners crive full tarticnlars of
the burning of the ship Coepa trick, on
the 17th of isovember, by which nearly
600 lives were lost. The crew consisted
of forty-four hands, only seven or eight
of whom escaped. The ship carried 429
passengers, bound for Auckland, every
one of whom perished. :
Un Tuesday, the 17th of November,
1874, at noon, the vessel was in lat. 37,
15 S. and 12.25 K; the weather7 was fine,
the wind in the N. N. W., blowing a
light breeze. Maodonald had charge of
athe first watch, and was relieved at mid
night by the chief officer. The vessel
was barely steering. At about a quarter
of an hour before midnight Maodonald
went carefully around the upper deck,
over the poop, and the forecastle. All
was well ; -there was no smell of fire or
other matter to attract attention. . He
had been below about three-quarters of
an hour when he was aroused by the cry
of "Fire I" He jumped out of his berth
and rushed on deck undressed. He rnet
the master at the cuddy-door in his shirt,
who ordered him forward to inquire the
cause of alarm. He rushed forward and
saw dense smoke coming np the fore-
scuttle. The chief officer was getting
the fire-engine to work. The passengers
and crew were all rushing on deck. The
cry was that the fire was coming up from
the boatswain's locker. Maodonald re
turned aft, and assisted the master to en
deavor to get the vessel before the wind,
but the vessel had no steerage way. In
a few minutes the flames came np the
forecastle, and the foresail was hauled up.
The vessel now came np head to the
wind, which drove the smoke aft, the
flames bursting up the fore hatchway.
When the flames began to come up the
main hatchway the starboard quarter
boat was lowered, and about eighty,
mostly women, got in, the davits bend
ing with their weight. As the boat
touched the water she turned over and
the people were all drowned. Hen coops
and other movables were thrown over,
but it was of no avail to save life,
Maodonald stationed two men at the port
boat, to prevent any one lowering except
by the master's orders. The officers
now made an attempt to get the longboat
overboard, but there was too much con
fusion to get proper help ; her bows
caught fire, and she was abandoned, and
there was a rush for the port lifeboat ;
which was lowered, and about thirty or
forty people got into her. Maodonald
slid down and got on board by the fore-
tackle. The boat was kept clear of the
ship. The chief mate and a female
jumped overboard, and were picked np.
By . the time the boat got clear of the
ship the mainmast fell overboard, bhortly
afterward the stern blew out, and then
the mizzenntast felL At daylight the
starboard lifeboat was found full of
people. Macdonald heard shouts from
an officer to take charge of her. He got
alongside, and took charge. Thomas
Lewis, Edward Cotter and Mr. Bentley,
an immigrant, also got into the boat. The
(rear remaining in the boats was divided
between them, Maodonald's vessel getting
one oar and a broken one. The two
boats kept company, hovering round the
burning ship the whole of the day, and
until the afternoon of the 19th, when the
Persons and Things.
Jon Jxffkbsoh is on his orange plan
tation in Southern Louisiana.
Ex-Senatob DoounxB is lobbying in
the Wisconsin Legislature. .
TipsBJE were 251,645 children in tha
New" York public schools last year.
Susan, sister of Anna Dickinson, mad
her debut as a lecturer last week. ;
John G. Saxb has left Albany to mak
his home in the City of Churches. . ,;
Thx decrease of cotton shipmenia at
Memphis this year was 22,000 bales. ;
Thicken is the name of the man
who is getting up the Milwaukee Direo
tory. , . , : . ... . . .
Tmnrx-yrvg new operas were pro- ,
duoed in 1874. Only three made any
success.''' ! ' "'-'
In Paris 671 women get their living by
serving as models lor painters ana.
sculptors. . ( - i
In Sweden last vear there were 105.408
imperial gallons of whisky manufactured
from sea moss. - ' , '
A Western farmer, readinor of is
cricket club, writes to know if it is good
for grasshoppers. t , f
Thb Australian process of exportincr
fresh meats in tin canisters has led . to
I'ear. ftiepub. JJm. I I'rolUfiTSeaUer.
1871 33,W 84,700 8U 782
1H72. .....,... 8S.C31 t3,586 T3 640
187S...,.:,..w. ' 4,M0 -a 31,981 7 1.0W 008
A Hard Bed to Fill.
The junior editor of the Gallatin is
noted for his modesty, When school
bova. he and the writer were inseparable
companions, probably because we both
stood in such holy awe of " the girls.',' :A
pair of mischievous black eyes would stam
pede us quicker than "a big dog." One
day ' ' Bob" was sent to neighbor Shaw's to
inquire about some straw for filling beds,
and of course the writer went with him.
Mr. Shaw was the father of six hateful
girls, who had rather laugh at a fellow
than not, and when we arrived they were
all seated at dinner. - I dodged behind
the corner, while Bob" edged carefully in
at the door, and with a scared look stam
mered W - t . 4s- !" -A M -
"Mr. Straw, can you let me have
Annmrh Shaw to fill mv bed?" -
" Well. K- -." said the old gentleman,'
glancing around the circle of astonished
faces, ?, I suppose so.. Here are six be
sides the old woman ; but I'd rather you
would leave her if the girls will be sum
cient. Take them all and God bless
Perfect shrieks of laughter went up
from those mean things, and " II '
took to his heels, followed by the writer
and cries from the old man to come back
anbl he'd "throw in the old' woman
too" Exchange. : -
' To become peace-makers Play at foot,
ball in a crockery shop.
It was fifteen minntes after 9 o'clock.
and yet Miss Warren had not commenoed
school. Bhe waa not j even in sight of
the school-bouse, for several of the girls
had been standing on Gravel TTflt " for
the ' last : ten minutes watching for a
glimpse of her. ' Mattie Lovell had a
bouquet of pansies in her hand, and her
little sister had a red apple in her
pocket, and Jane Fanning had a bunch
of grapes and some asters, and there
were various other offerings awaiting the
little schoolmistress aa soon as she should
appear in sight. - Ten o'clock, - they
turned with heavy hearts toward the old
red school-house, and! one of the larger
boy was delegated to! go and see what
was ; the matter with; the teacher. He
soon returned with the news that Miss
Warren had a ' severe j nervous headache,
but she hoped to be able to be in school
in the afternoon, and suggested that
those who had brought their dinner had
better remain and study nil 1 o clock.
After some consultation among the
older pupils' it was agreed that Mary
Bailev should rinsr the bell. ' rn.ll . fha
school to order, and, in the teacher's ab
sence, occupy the desk, and they would
' play school.'' Mary Bailey considered
nerseii, and in lact was generally eon
sidered, a natural born teacher. She
had played school all alone by herself
many a time on tne wood-pile. Select
ing sticks of wood that were of sufficient
dimensions to stand : alone, - she would
place them before her, give them suitable
names, and discipline them to her heart's
content, till her skill in training the poor
senseless things Deoanx, juriy exhaust
ed. So Mary was unanimously elected
as the teacher pro tern. At first she
Didn't Like the Odor.
Some folks don't like the odor of Lam-
burger cheese. One evening, not very
long since, a gentleman had made his
preparations to attend . prayer-meeting
with his wife. iTior to starting, he came
down town to his place of business, and
while there an acquaintance discovered
that he was about to engage in Wednes
day evening devotion. Acoordlnglv he
put up a villainous job. Procuring a huge
slice of the most fragrant Ldmburger
cheese to be had, he watched his oppor
tunity, and, just as the gentleman step
ped out of the door to go home for his
wile, supped it in his pocket, xne par
ties repaired to the church, and were
soon seated side by side in a comfortable
pew near the stove. Soon the cheese be
gan to grow loud. The sisters turned
their heads about and looked as if a kraut
barrel had exploded. The deaoons ele
vated their noses and theught of the third
plague of Egypt. The preacher emelled
a great smell, and . the wile ot tne un
conscious odor-casket nudged her spouse,
and inquired if he didn't smell something.
"Manar, its awiui," ne responded;
" it must be in the ooal." The more the
assembly speculated, the louder the odor
became, and finally all hands united in
hurrvinir the nroceedinRS to a close. Ar
rived at home, and while preparing to
retire, the gentleman discovered the cause
of the unpleasantness, and removed it on
a couple of chips Iowa State Register.
'Postaii cards were introduced by Pro
lessor Emanuel Herman, of Vienna. They
were first used in England, Germany,
and Switzerland in 1870, in Belgium and
Denmark in 1871, and in Norway,
Bussia and the United States in 1872-3.
In some foreign countries a card is at
tached on which an answer may be re
turned. Tons of these cards reach the
Dead Letter Offloe at Washington, be
cause people write their messages first,
and then forget to address the card.
The best remedies for malarious dis
eases are cleanliness, disinfection and
change of air. Immoral epidemics de
mand heroic treatment, whether in the
family, the community or the state.
Sedatives and tonics only temporarily
mitigate evils which they do not pretend
cure. We are passing through por
tentous social experiments. Possibly
our finnnmnl troubles may correct much
that is wrong and purify the community
of some evils which have grown up out
of former prosperity, or they may but
introduce a new period of speculation,
fraud and riotous living. For human
depravity, the grace of God in individual
hearts is the only radical cure, and for
public evil, the remedy is in that divine
prescription,' " righteousness exalte th a
nation. The proper guardians of the
nation's righteousness are the men and
women who rule at its firesides. As the
coming generation are trained there, will
the nation be better or worse f - Schools
and colleges and the pulpit will be com
paratively powerless if public virtue
forsakes the homes of the people. There
is more danger i now from those subtle
principles of refined immorality which
permeate the structure of genteel society
from subcellar to attic, than from more
brutal forms ot vice among the lower
orders, or from notoriously bad men in
hic-h places. Against flagrant wickedness
it is easy to be on guard, but impercep
tible epidemic demoralization is a blamie
whose worst is done before it breaks out
upon the person.
A Heave Offering.
A genuine bully called on a " Friend
avowedly to thrash him.' Friend.
remonstrated the Quaker, knookiusr down
the visitor's fist, " before thou prooeedest
to chastise me,' wilt thou not take some
dinner? " The bully was a glutton, and
at once consented, washing down the
solids with libations of strong ale. He
rose np again to fulfill . his original
errand. " ifriend," said; the Uuaker,
"wilt thou not take some punch?" and
he supplied abundance of punch. The
bully, now staggering, . attempted to
thrash his entertainer ; but quoth the
Uuaker, "xTiend, wilt thou not take
pipe?" This i hospitable offer was also
accepted, and i the bully, utterly weak.
stacrKared across the floor to chastise the
Quaker. ,. The latter, opening the window
and pulling him toward it, thus addressed
him: " Friend, thou earnest hither not to
be pacified. I gave thee a meat offering.
but that did not assuage thy rage ; I gave
thee a drink : offering, still thou wert
beside thyself '; I srave thee a burnt offer
ing, neither did that suffice ; and now will
I try thee with a heave - offering ; " and
with that ne tossed him out oi the
window. f - : .
Partimlrs of the Attack on the Hoascv of
tne Jubm Brotners' Stepnatner.
The Kansas City Times ot Jan. 27
says : A Times reporter paid a visit to
Kearney last evening, and gathered the
following facts in regard to the attempt
to capture the James brothers : Tuesday
morning about half-past one o clock Mr.
Samuels, the stepfather of the James
boys, awoke and found Mrs. Samuels in
the same condition.; xle said ne heard a
noise in the kitchen, and thought he
smelled fire. At this he got out of bed
and went out of the door of his room to
go into the kitchen. When he got out
side he discovered the west end of the
kitchen to be on fire. The house is log,
weather-boarded. Mr. S. at once went
round to the fire and commenced to tear
off the boards. In the meanwhile Mrs.
Samuels had come from her room with
her children Johnnie, aged fifteen
years ; a little girl aged thirteen, and a
X i . Trn T j. J i it,.
DOT aeeu leu. vr ixtsa bud k utuu uu
kitchen she found the negro woman and
her three children up. Mrs. Samuels
saw a quilt on the bed afire. This she
tore off and threw out of doors. She
then discovered something on the floor
which she took to be a turpentine balL
It was on fire. She attempted to pick it
ur. but found it too heavy. Bhe then
tried to push it into tne ore with ner
foot, but failed. At this moment Mr,
Samuels came in, having extinguished
the flames, and he tried to lack the rap-
posed ball into the flames, but failed.
He then took a shovel and threw it into
the fire-place. As he did this it ex
ploded. It was a bomb, or, more cor
rectly speaking, what is known as a hand-
grenade. a ball about seven inches in
diameter, and lined with wrought iron.
As it exploded a portion of it struck Mr.
Samuels on the right side of the head.
knt -taiAoA tsi VrtneV Mm iwwimaImm !
another portioti struck Mrs. Samuels a
few inches above the right wrist, shatter
ing all that portion of her arm : another
struok the little boy, ten years old, under
the third rib, on the left side, and pene
trated his bowels ; stall another piece
struck the servant on the head, but did
no serious injury.
They earned the little boy out on the
porch and into the yard, and he died in
two hoars after. ' Mr. oamuels now began
to call to his neighbors for help. A Mr.
Chancellor, living about half a mile dis
tant, heard the explosion and started for
Mr. Samuels' house, but on hearing
several shots went : : back. - Mr. Dan
Askew, living northeast about a quarter
of a mile, heard the call and went at
once to the scene. .
The Simple Secret. '"'
Twenty clerks in a store, twenty hands
in a printing i office, twenty apprentices
in a ship-yard, twenty young men in
village ail want to get on in the world
and expect to do so. One of , the clerks
will become a partner and make a for
tune ; one of the compositors will own
newspaper and become an influential cit
izen ; one of the apprentices will become
a master builder : one of the young vil
lagers will get a handsome farm and live
like a patriarch but which one is the
lucky individual ? Lucky 1 There is no
luck about it. The thing is almost as
certain as the rule of three. The young
fellow who will distance his competitors
There are still on the pension list the
names of 410 widows of the soldiers of
the revolutionary war. , , . : .
Boston has successfully introduced
stoves and fires into street cars, for the
comfort of passengers. -
Several suits are pending against the)
United States for infringement of pa
tents in the Springfield gun. ,
Eighteen New York policemen have
been murdered while discharging; their
duties since the 1st of May last.
Thb New York Tribune publishes a.
dailv supplement containing verbatim
reports of the Beecher-Tilton scandal.
Thk New York Tribune dollar fund fox
the Kansas and Nebraska sufferers now
foots np $8,514.84, $7,600 of which has
been sent forward.
Thb highest telegraph office in the)
world has lately been established by the
Western Union Company, at Alora, CoL,
10,500 feet above the sea.
Ha vino worn decency thread-bare, ther
f emale portion of the iieecner- lxiton -
, , . - . T . A . .
orogno are oeginning w T.mnn uiac .
court-room is no place for them.
Thebb are in the United States 158
silk firms and manufacturing corpora
tions, employing 10,651 operatives, and
representing $16,000,000 of special
capital. , , ,
Thb litterateurs of the East are talking
about a monument to Edgar A. Poe. It
has been designed by Ueorge A. JTrea-
erick, of Baltimore, and will be of mliwble.
chaste and simple in style. . -
MouiroN at Brooklyn and Irwin at
Washington have been answering a great
many questions during , the past two
weeks, and the world draws a sign ox re
lief in knowing that they are through, r
Horace Binnbt, of Philadelphia, is
not, after all, the only graduate of Har
vard. College during the eighteenth cen
tury now living. Ex-Ckmgressman and
Judge Willard Hall, of Wilmington.
Del., was graduated in 17yy. - .
In 1874 there were 58,088 persons in
Great Britain who paid the tax for using
armorial bearings of whom 82,226 paid
the lower duty, which does not comer
the privilege of wearing them on a car
riage, and 19,681 paid the higher duty.
wmcn aoes corner uuu pnvuegu. xius
respective duties are one guinea and two-
According to the statistics of the Lon
don work-houses, which are usually pub
lished by the newspapers on the day after
Christmas, the decrease of pauperism as
compared with last year was 9,384 per
sons. The total number of people who
received relief, including widows and.
out-door poor, and children, was 96,557.
Thb most circuitous instance of the
application of the proceeds of theft is
reported from Montreal, where a letter
carrier on probation stole a registered
letter containing six dollars, and used the
contents to insure himself in one of the
companies that guarantee the honesty of
their policy holders in responsible posi
A XtAROB black marble tombstone has
been laid over the grave of Dr. Living
stone in Westminster Abbey. The stone
bears a lengthy inscription in gold letters.
Brought by faithful hands, o'er land and! aaa, fcar
Bartd tiviacstona, , ,,
Misskmary. Travaler. Philanthropist, " '"".
Born March 1, 1813, at Blantjrra, Xaarluhira.
Piad Mar, 1874, at Chittambo's Valley.
With his last words he wrote: "AS I
can do in my solitude I may. Hea Ten's rioh W sasilnsf
coma down on every Amerioan, Kngltshman, car
Turk who will help to heal this open aore of Om
French Industrial Statistics. t
The recent report of the French Min
ister of Commerce contains the following
industrial information : " There exist in
France 123,000 industrial eatabliiihiaeHtat,
which employ engines to the amount of
502,000 horse-power, and give work to
about 1,800,000 men. The department of
the Seine stands foremost on the list, witSL
a production, in round numbers, of 1,63KV
000,000 francs, and enters for one-ffffii
of the total production. Le Nord, whieat,
comes next, shows a manufacturing pro
duction of 700,000,000 francs; Ix
T?K arm fWt rWl . RainaJTn-
AMJUUV) WUW WJ-W, JJJ- A ' , . - mwmv hi
ferieure, 440,000,000 francs ; lass
Bouches-dn-Bhone. 271,000,000 franca v
and La . Loire, 224,000,000 francs ; La
Correze and Da Cantal are the last de
partments on the list, the former with.
production of ' 5,500,000 francs, and the)
latter with 3,500,000 francs. The aver
age production per ' department is
109,500000 1 francs, but this is divided,
as appears above, in a very unequal man
ner. ' ' .
BUiine Disasters. ,
The marine disasters by fire, wreck c.
collision, or other casualty, to vessels be
longing to or bound to or from ports m
the Dm ted States, during 1874, amounted
to 351, the value of the vessels, exclusive
nf thoiS- nmmM. Winer 8.786.000. Dur-
1 . - 1 1 AKtS
Wooden Leo. The 8 1B' e .7 V 1
is responsible for ,"' ; vTT
V C?OJ. 1AA7A. U W TJ, V evuva; V " W
91 barks, 46 brigs and 153 schooners. .
Of these losses, during the month of De
cember just closed, there were 38, the
value of the vessels, exclusive of their
cargoes, being $970,000.
During the season of 1873-74 forty
eight vessels were driven in upon the
shores of the Atlantic, and either wrecked
or disabled. There were on board 1,163
persons and cargoes valued at $2,331,60G.
By the life-saving apparatus 303 lives
were saved. During the last three years
there have been 102 wrecks, 1,607 . lives
have been placed in peril, 1,691 of which
were " saved, while $3,685,933. worth of
property waa endangered, with a loss of
$927,655. New York Mail.
A Hog with
the following: A short time ago a hog
belonging to Mr. Smith, of Dunleith,
got caught under the - cow-catcher of an
engine anl lost one of its . legs. , Mr.
Smith, not wishing to lose the hog, made
a wooden' leg in place of the lost one
and attacked it to the stump of the leg
left by the engine. The hog has become
accustomed to its wooden leg now, and
gets oboi(t as lively on it as on : the one
nature give it. ;j "s -:.
' WnuKAM PHQEPOvroB, G. B. Browder,
and D. O'Leary are spending the winter
in a hut' on Pike's Peak, in the service of
Old Probabilities, who predicts that they
will get everlastingly tared of it before
the winter is over.