The Albany register. (Albany, Or.) 1868-18??, March 12, 1875, Image 5

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it, ud before my eyes
There lay a landscape gray and dim ;
Field faintly Mea and twilight stara
And cloada that hid tha horizon's brim,
I aa w or wm it that I dreamed?
A waking dream? I cannot ay;
Tor every ahapa aa real seemed
Aa those that meet my eye, to-day.
Through leafless shrubs the ooid wind hissed
The air was thick with falling enow ;
And onward, through the frozen mist,
I aaw a weary traveler go.
Driven o'er that landscape bare and bleak,
Before the whirling gusts of air,
- The anftw-nakee amote hia witbered cheek,
And gathered on hia ail ver hair.
Tet on he fared through HHinr snows,
And murmuring tohimaeU he aaid ;
The night ia near, the darkneea grows,
And higher rise the drifts I tread.
Deep, deep each aufeoma flower they hide ;
Each tuft of green they whelm from sight;
And they who journeyed by my side
Are lost in the anrrounding night.
I loved them ; oh, no words can tell
The love that to my friends I bore ;
We parted with the sad farewell
Of those who part to meet no more.
And I, who face this bitter wind.
And o'er these snowy hillocks creep.
Must end ra ) Journey soon and find
A frosty couch, a f roaen sleep."
As thus he spoke, a thrill of pain
Shot to my heart ; I closed my eyea,
And when I opened them again
I started with a glad surprise.
Twas evening still, and in the west,
A flush of glowing crimson lay ;
I saw the morrow there, and blest
f That promise of a glorious day.
The waters, in their glassy sleep,
Shone with the hues that tinged the sky,
sua ruggea cun ana Darren steep
Gleamed with a brightness from on high.
And one was there whose journey lay
Into the slowly gathering night ; -
With steady step he held his way
O'er shadowy vale and gleaming height.
I marked his firm though weary tread,
The lifted eye and brow serene,
And saw no shade of doubt or dread
Pass o'er that traveler's placid mien. ,
And others came, their Journey o'er,
And bade good-night with words of cheer ;
To-morrow, we shall meet once more ;
Tia but the night that parts us here.''
And I," he said, " shall sleep ere long
These fading gleams will soon be gone
Shall sleep, to rise, refreshed and strong,
In the bright day that yet will dawn."
I heard ; I watched him as he went,
A lessening form, until the light
Of evening from the firmament
nma pasaea. ana ne was lost to sigQt.
-Atlantic or February.
" Who is that charming creature, Ave
nelt" " What ! not know Mrs. Banvard, the
belle and beauty of the Beason ? Not to
know her, Henry, argues yourself un
known." ' From the depths of my social ob
scurity I have heard of her ; neverthe
less, I had no idea she was so beautiful.
A rich Irish widow, is she not ? "
" Yes ; she accompanied her father
and his second wife to England last
June, and is so well pleased with society
here that she intends to remain perma
nently, I i believe. She is fabulously
rich, and, as you see, very beautiful, and
has the reputation also of being very
amiable and intelligent. If it were not
for one drawback, I should advise you
to fall in love with her, Henry."
" And what is that, pray 1 '
" The drawback is that, in case she
marries again, she forfeits all her for
tune." "I never could marry her, AveneL
with or without that proviso," said
"I was not aware that you are en
gaged." " I am not engaged. But I am poor,
and X would not be guilty of the mean
ness of even "seeming to marry for
money. And I surely would not be the
means of bringing a splendid woman
tike her down to my level of penury.
" That last would be rather unpleas
ant, I confess. Hut I cannot see any
meanness in a man marrying a rich wife,
if he can love her well enough. And I
don't think she would be very hard to
love, do you I
I cannot tell, I am sure, never hav
ing tried," said Henry, with great frig
Henry Percival was very proud. He
inherited pride from his mother, who.
having married against the wishes of her
family, and been cast off by them on
that account, had refused to mention
them, even to her son.
" You need ask me no questions about
my family, Henry, she would say,
coolly, in reply to his questions ; "they
are nothing to you. Your father's name,
and the admitted talents you inherit from
him, are quite sufficient to you. And
you have, besides, your mower's love
and prayers your mother, who takes
pride in no other name than that of Per-civaL"
During his father's lifetime Henry had
known " neither poverty nor ncnes.
Mr. Percival had been a superior archi
tect, and had never, failed to provide
amply for ; his wife and son. But he
died : and. during, the five years succeed
ing that event, it had been rather up-hill
. work for Henry to provide for his mother
out of his earnings as a cierK. us salary,
however, had increased, year by year,
till, at the time my story begins, he was
head clerk in a wholesale house, at a rate
of salary that did not, certainly, consti
tute affluence, but, with frugality, was
onite sufficient for his mother's and his
own modest needs.
What ill fortune, Henry, wondered,
had brought him to Long Beach to spend
his summer vacation there to meet
Isabel Banvard ? I Nobody but himself
knew, thank fortune, what a fool he was.
. But he knew that he loved that " bright,
particular star," that shone as far above
his reach as Bertram did above the fair
Helena's. Weil, he could keep his own
counsel, at any rate ; this he was deter
mined upon. His mother had proved
that she could keep a secret, and it would
go hard if he could not - , -; -Hanrv
stood upon the beach, watching;
in mmnanv with his friend AveneL the
crowd of morning bathers. Such a sight
is generally neither highly- romantio . nor
highly picturesque, ' though here and
there a bathing oostume is sometimes
th rvrndnoes the latter effect. Such
a isfc was Isabel Banvard's this
brilliant August morning. Her ' glorious
KWk- mm flowed all the darker for the
contrast between them and the- bright
hiwi-nf-TtsursdiseHBolored robe she wore.
which also brought into the most charm
ing relief her clear olive complexion and
.in-t- KoriflH of rippling hair..' Henry s
s a. creat lean as ha saw her'
lmrtinff in the water ; but he frowned
. and turned his eyes away, whistling
.' There is the splendid creature," said
i . ..ymvoiwa ihsn the lilies
Avenei ; -mw
" I saw her, if you mean Mrs. Ban
vard," said Percival, with superior sang
froidV " Look, AveneL can yon see that
ship in the distance V And h Ktauned
his shaded eyes, as though in that ship
centered sB his hopes. :
"Ship No; what are all the Bhips
on the iU to a Kiot U woman
How can you be so insenmbie T Just look
at her now, as she swims I" .
It was indeed fine sight to see that
eyeful form, in ita brilliant bathing
dress, glinting in and out among the
waves, like a golden-backed dolphin at
play. Henry, gazing on the vision, for
got to dissimulate forgot that his eyes
were to be schooled to hide the feelings
of the heart. He forgot everything till
Avenei touched him on the arm.
"Henry, has she completely bewitched
you? I have spoken to you twice, and
you have not answered me."
Percival turned to answer, feeling a
blush creep over his usually pale face,
and inwardly invoking a malison upon
his old ten-tale blood ; when, all at once,
a fearful cry, loud and ominous, crossed
upon the air.
He turned again toward the bathers.
The golden-backed dolphin had dis
appeared, and there was a great and hor
rified cry of "The under-current ! the
Percival was an expert swimmer. In
an instant his coat was thrown aside, and
he was in the midst of the breakers,
dashing away wildly toward the object
of his love and solicitude. Once before
he' reached the spot where she had dis
appeared he caught a glimpse of the
bright yellow dress she wore, . then lost
it, then caught it again, grasped it, and
went with it under the greedy wave.
But he was strong of arm and warm of
heart. He emerged from the treacherous
waters bearing on one arm the apparently
lifeless form of her he had risked his own
life to save.
Two days after this occurrence Henry
iercival was pacing the moonlit beacn
alone. The surf was rolling finely,
throwing back the pallid rays of the
queen of night, and scattering spray in
drops of silver dew. , Henry did not see
all this beauty ; his face was shadowed
by a frown.
"Why did I ever come here?" he
asked himself, impatiently. "And why,
now that I have made a public spectacle
of myself, do I not leave t 'Everybody
saw me kiss her as I brought her out of
the water, and the news of my absurd
presumption is sure to reach her ears.
To-morrow morning, Henry Percival,
you take the boat for home. To-morrow
morning, mind, before there is the least
possibility of her making her appearance
out of doors." And the young man cer
tainly meant what he said.
He looked from his survey of the
sands as he said this, his eye seeking the
direction of her window. He did not
see the window, however, for there, right
before him, wrapped m luxurious shawls,
and leaning on the arm of a lady's maid,
stood lier smiling and blushing self.
'Mr. trercival, said she, .holding out
her hand, " I have found you at last.
But, having found yon, I ' am at a loss
how to thank you for so inestimable a
thing as my life."
Xlie tears shone in her beautiful dork
eyes. Jfercival could have Kissed them
away willingly, but he assumed as much
indifference as he could.
' I am not aware, Mrs. Banvard," he
said, "that I am entitled to any grati
tude. I was simply fortunate enough to
be the only one to rescue you."
" ion were fortunate enough to be
the only one to try, as I happen to
know," said she, a little embarrassed by
his chilling manner. "I insist upon
thanking you, and claiming not only
your acquaintance but your friendship.'
"My friendship, l fear, Airs. .Ban
vard, would not be of much benefit to
you. I "
Will you give me your arm, Mr.
Percival? I have a fancy to argue that
point with you."
She took his arm, dismissing her ser
vant, and they walked together on the
sands for half an hour, xou will not
imagine, if yon have the least faith in
psychology, that Henry could feel the
thrill of that little hand upon his arm for
thirty minutes, and communicate no
sense of it to her.
"Did you say her name was Banvard?"
asked Mrs. Percival of her son.
"Banvard yes. Do you know the
name ?" exclaimed Henry, in surprise.
A quick flush passed over the mother's
Yes," she said, "I used to know it
once. Hut you love her, you say r
" Fool that I am yes. Don't despise
me, mother ; that is all 1 ask.
"Despise you, Henry? 1 only wish
there was a woman on earth good enough
for you." Something more than a
mother's pride lighted up Mrs. Perci
val's face as she spoke. " Do you think
that this woman loves you ?" she asked,
x do think so ; but what of it 1
could -never ask her to. share my poor
Mrs. .Percival was silent a few mo
ments. By-and-by she said, suddenly,
" Henry, 1 am going to tell you some
thing that I had intended to keep secret
forever. Jut name was Banvard.
" Yes : and I believe this friend of
yours is the widow of my cousin.'
" Can it be possible V -:
" ion can soon ascertain for yourself,
my son. -
v w - . . .
" Henry, you surprise me. Mary Ban
vard ! yes, that is the name in the will.
Your mother is my late husband's heir,
in case I marry again.
II you should marry me, then, Isa
bel?" ' .
"I should marry the heir's heir, and so
keep possession of my property. Quite
a speculation that would be." -
" Refuse me if you will, Isabel, but
do not mock me, for I love you utterly.
i " And I love you, in spite of your ab
surd pride, Henry Percival. I have loved
you all along.
And she gave him her hand with be
witching frankness. , They were mar
ried.' ' ' "'"
"(J wine far to Jine. the Band."
. The other night a Fayettesville gentl
man was greatly disturbed by a dismal
howling in his kitchen, which he first
supposed was the sad refrain of some
low-spirited tom-cat dying with the
bronchitis. Tracing up the noise, he
found it proceeded from an old negro
woman that was rocking backward and
forward in a chair, singing as vociferous
ly as her feeble lungs would allow.
" What are you doing. Aunt Peggy
exclaimed the irate Fayetteevillian.
" I'm a singin' of a Lime, honey."
" The d 1 yon are : what hime' are
vou singing ? .
" I'm a singing, I'm gwine fur to jine
the band.'"
" Well. I'd like to know, what band
vou are irwine fur to jine ? "'
"Da angel band, honey de Lord's
band!" ... ....I .. .-
: " Now. vou'd make a Lniee angeL
wouldn't yon, with the dirt an inch thick
on vour hide.' . ;
" Nebber mind about de dirt, honey,"
piously ejaculated Aunt Peggy, " nebber
mind about de dirt de Lord he got
plenty of soap, he has, and the runs de
ribber Jordan, Am does nebber mind
about de dirt I'm gwine fur to jine!
Here Aunt Peggy's tormentor fled, and
she was left to exercise her vocal powers
at discretion. f ayeuctvaie. Juxpress.
Tociro Alfonso's allowance has been
fixed at 28,000,000 reals $3,500,000
which oueht to prove a real comfort to
Pith and Point.
Mkx who can cut a shine Glaziers.
Mrs. Hobson was " Hobson's choice."
More men have fallen in love than in
war. -.
Chairs should never be covered with
silk, but sot-in.
Question for florists Is not a rich
mandarin a China Astor? ;
It" a pair of spectacles could speak,
what historian would they name ? ; Euse
bius. . 4
A "journeyman granunar-smasher "
is what one St. Louis editor terms an
A youxa man at Jersey City poisoned
himself rather than Bee his widowed
mother marry a member of the Legis
lature. . j
" Can't you make any allowance for a
man's being drunk ? " " Ctertainly," said
the Judge, " I allow you thirty days in
the workhouse."
A rudb fellow told Baraum tha' he
had never exhibited anything that was
not a barefaced humbug. "Yes I have,"
said Barnum, " the bearded lady wasn't
barefaced." j
Nothxko gives the foreigners a better
idea of the gigantic resources of this
country than the Baby Almond of Cali
fornia. Each nut yields about a gallon
of prussic acid. ;
A Dakbubt man, who bought a new
pair of boots Saturday, says a ship may
stand on one tack all night if it wants to,
but he finds an hour and a half - an ele
gant sufficiency.
A fbxjjOw was told at a tailor's shop
that three yards of doth, by being wet,
would shrink one-quarter of a yard
" Wll, then," he inquired, " if you
should wet a quarter of a yard, would
there be any left i "
A Thomas street schoolboy had just
got his face fixed to sing " Let us love
one another," when a snow ball hit him
in the mouth and so confused him that
he yelled : " Bill Sykes, just do that agin
and I'll chaw your ear off."
While on her way to leap into the
river, a Minneapolis girl met a man who
proposed marriage, and she turned back
and was happy. Almost any day now
one can count four or five Minneapolis
girls walking along the river banks.
" When can I get a chance to
put this baby to sleep? " once ; asked a
lady emigrant of Kit Carson who was
conducting the train. " Well, nia'am,"
said Kit, reflectively, " I don't exactly
know, but I think it would be when we
get to the Rocky Mountains." j
" Sure," said Patrick, rubbing his
head with delight at the prospect of a
present from his employer, "I always
mane to do my duty. "I believe
you," replied his employer, "and there
fore I shall make you a present of all
you have stolen from me during the
year." "I thank your honor," replied
Pat, " and may all your friends and ac
quaintances treat you as liberally.
The Cruelty of Monkeys.
An amateur naturalist, writing of the
fondness of cruelty for its own sake ob
servable in the human species, says :
To refer to the striking similarity of
this passion in man to that which is mani
fested by monkeys, is not, of course, to
explain its origin ; but I am quite sure
that it is m the monkeys that this ex
planation is to be sought. Every one
knows that these animals show the keen
est delight in wantonly torturing others,
but every one does not know how much
trouble an average monkey will put him
self to in order that he may gratify this
taste. One example will suffice. A
friend who has lived a long time in In
dia tells me that he has not unfrequently
seen monkeys feiirning death, lor an
hour or two at a time, for the express
purpose of inducing crows and other
carnivorous birds to approach within
grasping distance ; and when one of the
latter was caught, the delighted monkey
would put it to all kinds of agonies, of
which plucking alive seemed to be the
favorite. As I am not aware that any
other pnimn.1 exhibits this instinct of in
flicting pain for its own sake (the case of
a cat with a mouse, belonging, x wins,
to another category), I believe, if its
origin is ever to- receive a scientific ex
planation, it will be found in some way
connected with monkey life.
Wanted to Coprriirht a Dog.
The Cincinnati Enquirer tells this vera
cious tale : " A rather intelligent-look-
incr man came into the United States
Clerk's office recently and stated that he
desired to take out a copyright. Air.
Tom Ambrose explained that by the
change in the law of 1870 his applica
tion must be made directly to; Washing
ton. He said he had a table perform
ance he "wanted to get copyrighted, and
manired how it should be done. Oapt
Ambrose told him he would have to send
three copies of the work to the depart
ment at Washington. ' Of which, the
table or the doe ?' asked the man. What
do you want copyrighted s I inquired
Ambrose. ' Why. a performance on a
table by a door. I might send three ta
bles on, but yon see I have only one
dog. The little fellar acts the cutest yon
ever seed, and there's money in" it for
me if I can only get. a copyright on it
so other folks can t learn their dogs to do
the same tricks. How 11 it do. Mister V
Capt. Ambrose assured him that he had
no remedy, except to make? his dogs
acting so superior to others that they
would not be - eucroachable by dogs of
inferior , talents ; , just the same copy
right which artists enjoy. . j
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: Thk Pebxls of SfflMtNADiriG. Sere
nading in Lewis ton, Oregon, has ceased
to be popular. The following extract
from a recent police report will explain
why : " The too ? melodious! nocturnal
band was brought before hia' honor Re
corder Vincent, who, after hearing the
facts in the case, recorded a fine of $5
and costs, which amounted to $7, making
a total of 012 against the K-flat cornet,
which was paid bv Charles Willis (con
traband); the trombone was mulcted in
the same ' amount, and made good by
Billy Duffy i The snare drum and bugler
not having the necessary amount to sat
isfy the insatiate maw of the offended
dignity of the city in the parson of the
Recorder, Martin Williams and Brick-
top " ' took it upon' themselves to offer
themselves aa hostages in the city jail
until the expiration of the alternative, six
days." - -I"- '' -
Beroh After HoRSB-CtfppKRS. In
New York, the other day, jMr. Bergh
made a Utile breeze in high life by a raid
on dipped noraes belonging jto fashion
able owners standing about A. T,
Stewart's retail store. Among them was
a span belonging to one of tha Appletons,
the book publishers, whose driver was
arrested, and. after a lontr. examination.
held for triaL It was only last Sunday
that out of seventy-eight carriage teams
Paris' Oldest Inhabitant.
The Boston Post says: "The oldest
inhabitant of Paris, the Comte de Wal
deck, now in his one hundred and
eleventh year, is still seriously consider
ing the subject of taking out an insur
ance policy on his life, and will no doubt
try it next year. Three years ago M. de
Waldeck was enthusiastic over the pro
ject of a new theater near the Madeleine,
he having applied for the position of
director, although he would be about one
hundred and fifteen years of age if he
lived to see the building completed. He
still wants the place, as he was director
of a theater bearing the, name proposed
under the first republic. A correspond
ent who saw the old man coming down
the Rue des Martyrs ; the other day
thought him looking remarkably welt
On the Empress' birthday he Bent her a
bouquet, saying in a note that he was in
the world before the founder of the
Napoleonic dynasty. He was an officer
under Napoleon, and was wounded at
Austerlitz. During the reign of terror
he was. like Sieves, occupied in Uvintr.'
no easy thiner when one had the title of
-Count, and when there was a permanent
guillotine on the rMace de la uoncorde ;
but he succeeded by becoming a purveyor
of ' public amusements. Ha said the
other day that there was only one thing
pertaining to that time that he now re
srretted the costumes of the women.
There is nothing, he thinks, which shows
off the female form so well as the dresses
worn under the Directory, and, one may
add, or so much of it. There is no doubt
about the Count de Waldeck's age, he
having authentic documents and the
records cf the army to show that he must
be considerably over a century. v
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A Annecdote of Henry Clay.
Many years ago, when the great Ken j
tuckian, Henry Clay, was a candidate for
re-election to Congress from his native
State, the following incident actually oc
curred :
On election day Clay was standing
near the polls, surrounded by a number
of friends, when he was approached oy
an old friend who -was carrying a flint
lock rifle on his shoulder, as it was cus
tomary for all backwoodsmen to do in
that early day. When he reached Clay,
he extended his hand to him, and said,
" Harry, as a man I like you; but you
supported a measure during the last ses
sion wnicii x iiuiiK. wui prove ajijuxiuiim
to the best interests of the country ;
therefore, I ainnot vote for you again."
Clay looked at him for a tew minutes
in silence ; then he took the gun off his
shoulder, and after examining it for a
short time said, "Did you ever have a
fine bead drawn through the sights of
your gun on a noble buck, when the
flint snapped ! The man answered,
Yes." Clay then continued, "Did
you break your gun over the nearest
tree, or did you pick the flint and try it
again ?" The man's face brightened up ;
he held out his hand to CJlay again, and
said, "Why, d n it, I picked the flint
and tried it again, and I will try you
once more," and ever afterward he was
one of Clay's warmest friends.
Expenditures of the Government for
mono improvements.
The expenditures of the United States
for public buildings at Washington,
from the time the capital was located to
the end of fiscal year, June 80, 1873,
have been
For the Capitol $12,000,000
lreasury e,uuu,uuu
Interior. 4,000,000
Postofflce 2,000,000
President's House 300,000
Agricultural Department 200,000
New State Department (unflnislwd) ...... 1.300,000
standing in front of ohurchea examined
by Mr. Bergh's officers, forty-one had
been clipped, and the blankets provided
by the owners for tha animals were found
wrapped around, the drivers' legs and
A South American City.
' A South American letter-writer says
Buenos Ayres is a modern commercial
city, built upon an old Spanish town. It
is hid out into squares by streets cross
ing at right angles -with perfect regular
ity. The narrow streets were originally
lined with rambling one-story houses of
brick, faced with white cement, each
with its patio in the enter, and its large
street windows effectually protected by
a network of iron bars. In recent
times the wonderful commercial proth
perity of the city has rendered necessary
a more crowded style of building, and
these structures have been run up to two,
three, and rarely four stories in height.
The shop-windows of the Florida, the
principal street, will remind yon of New
York or London, but a glance at the
edifices will bring your thoughts back to
Buenos Ayres: The sights in the streets
have the same two-fold character. The
old custom of horseback- riding still pre
vails largely, and tha clatter of hoofs
without the rolling of wheels is a marked
peculiarity. The baker's outfit is a don
key or a sorry jade of a horse, with huge
panniers on either side, between
which sits the man of the loaves
galloping down the streets. I . be
lieve that, fortunately, piea are not
in demand here. The milkman, dressed
gaucho fashion, with a ; slouch hat, a
shawl over his shoulder, and another
about his legs, comes trotting in from
the country with his cans slung on either
side of his horse. He puts . water into
his milk ; there is another " variety" who
does not. He may be seen driving two
or three cows down the street with calves
tied to their tails. When hailed he will
draw the milk for you before your eyes,
unadulterated of course, unless he may
have a syringe full of water secreted in
his sleeve, as one ingenious fellow is said
to have done. You may see a drove of
turkeys down the street, and if you de
sire one for dinner, the acrile driver will
catch the object of your choice in a mo
ment and wring his neck in your pres
ence. The carts, you see, all are very
hic-h two-wheeled vehicles, with the
shafts thrust into a saddle on the back
of one horse, while another, fastened to
one corner by a chain caught in one side
of his saddle, gyrates about much as he
pleases. These are trifling matters, but
they are street pictures along with
street-cars of New York manufacture the
driver of which winds a horn at every
crossing to clear the roads, and equipages
as fine as any to be met on the grand
boulevard m Chicago.
Total $25,800,000
The total amount expended during the
same period for the improvement of
rivers and harbors was $32,680,340.
This sum was distributed as follows
On the Atlantic coast, $9,587,173 ; Gulf
coast, 579,706 ; Pacific coast, $638,003
Northern lakes, $10,437,158 ; Western
rivers, $11,438,300. Of the total ex
pended the sum of $21,242,040 was for
the improvement of harbors.
Billiards America vs. England.
Chris O'Connor, of New York, has
issued the following challenge to Eng
land. It is believed that one of the
players referred to is Rudolphe, and the
other either Cyrille Dion or Maurice
"I will wafer $5, 000 that I can prodnce two
billiard players from Mew xork city who vail
beat any two Engliith players upon the follow
ing conditions: Two games of 1,000 pointu
each to be played. One the English game, on
an English table ; the other the American game,
on an American table. The player who makeu
the greater number of pointa in the two games
to be declared the winner. I will give or take
500 to have the came played in London or
JNew 1OTK.
Various powders, etc., placed in silk
bacrs, or ornamented envelopes, are
agreeable to smell of, and also economical
for imparting a pleasing odor to linen
and clothes as these are packed away in
drawers, for they prevent moths. or
lavender powder take one pound of
powdered lavender, one-quarter pound
of gum benzoin, and-quarter of an ounce
of otto of lavender. For patchouli use
one-half a pound of patchouli ground
fine, and a very little of otto patchouh.
This herb is often sold in its natural
state as imported and is tied up in half-
pound bundles. Sandal wood sachet
powder is good, and consists of the wood
ground fine. Cedar wood, when ground,
forms a body for other sachet powders.
and will keep moths at a distance. Dried
fennel, when ground, is also used for
scent-bags, and ground nutmeg is liked
for this purpose. For heliotrope powder
take half a pound of orris root, one quarter
pound of ground rose leaves, two ounces
powdered tonquin bean, one ounce vanilla
bean, one .half dram grain musk, two
drops otto of almonds; mix it all by
sifting through a coarse sieve. ; This is
one of the best sachets ever made and
perfumes table clothes, sheets, pillow
cases, and towels deliciously,
Ax Otj BiiAPB. John L. Paget, of
Cornish Flat, N. H., stall shaves himself
with a razor which was the only one used
by bis father, who got it of an old man
eighty years of age, who in turn bought
it when he was young for sixpence at a
pawnbroker's shop in the ity of Glas
gow. It was an old razor then. Mrs.
Paget has a looking-glass which was
brought into Cornish about 113 years
ago, and has been in use ever since. It
is seven by ten inches in size, is sound,
and seems good for another fcundred
years. - ' " ' - ' ;-- -
Lion's Hbabt. A banquet has lately
taken place in Paris, at which Firmin,
the eminent publisher, presented a sir
loin of lion, a leg and heart of tha same
aimn.1, artistically cooked that is, dis
guised. The flesh, though firm and
close grained, could not be ranked
higher than with that from . the horse.
The heart was not at all." tender, " but
rather tough. The meat was not of a
nature to justify tha opening of a special
butcher's shop, or the formation of a
philanthropic joint-stock ; society, to en
courage the consumption of the delicacy.
Ex-Sesatob Nye's "softening of the
brain " ia contradicted.
These Two Great Kmplrea Contain About
, One-IIalf tne People on the Globe. . -
From the Chicago Tribune.)
In noticincr the death of his Maiestv
Tsai-Shun, the late Emperor of China,
we stated that he had ruled over - the
largest number of subjects of any mon
arch of the present day, as the popula
tion of China numbered 300,000,000 of
people, being superior even to the great
British ' Empire, whose subjects num
bered 220,000,000. ' Whilst our state
ment is correct that tha Chineee Empire
is the most populous in tha world, we
find we have considerably understated
the populations both of the Chinese and
British Empires, It is exceedingly diffi
cult to form correct estimates of the pop
ulation of Asiatic countries, and in com
puting the population of the British Em
pire we adopted the figure which up to
tne late census or isntisn India was gen
erally assumed to be the population of
that country. These figures were up to
1865 variously estimated at from 150,
000,000 to 180,000,000 of souls. From
that period several provincial enumera
tions established the fact that the actual
figures were considerably in excess of
previous estimates in the case of every
province-; and the general census of 1871
has given the population of British India
at the enormous figure of 239,000,000 of
souls, or 19,000,000 in excess of what was
previously believed to be the population
of the entire British Empire. The sub
jects of Queen Victoria are, therefore,
almost as numerous as what we had be
fore quoted the subjects of the Brother
of the Sun and the Moon, as will be seen
from the following table :
Britian Isles, with other possessions in
Europe (nearly) 33,000,000
Empire in India..... 239,000,000
Colonies in Australia, Mew Zealand, Tas
mania o,wsj,uuu
Dominion of Canada, possessions in Brit
ish North America..... (1,000,000
Colonies of Ceylon, Cape of Good Hope,
fort xtatao, Singapore, straits SetUe- ,
ments, West India Islands, all other
numerous colonies, at least. 8,000,000
IIow a Dead-Lock Works.
A correspondent writing from the
House during the recent , filibustering
bout, eives a concise description of the
way a dead-lock is worked, lie sa;
The method of proceeding is as
lows: Some one of the leadincr Demo
crats moves that the House adjourn;
another demands the yeas and nays upon
this motion. Then some member on the
Republican side demands tha yeas and
nays. This is where the fun comes in
for the Republican side. The Speaker
asks if the call for tellers is seconded,
and a sufficient number of Republicans
rise in their places. The tellers are then
appointed and take their places before
the Speaker s desk, and the JJemocrats
who desire the ' yeas and nays come
marching down the aisles and pass be
tween the tellers. The Speaker then
declares that a sufficient number have
voted for the yeas and nays to second
that demand, and the other side is not
counted, so the Republicans have an op
portunity of giving the Democrats some
physical labor without trouble to them
selves. The yeas and nays having been
ordered on a' motion to adjourn, some
other Democrat moves that when the
House adjourns to-day it be to meet on
Saturday next. On this question the
yeas and nays are demanded, the Repub
licans call for tellers again, and repeat
the same proceedings as on the first mo
tion. Next -a motion is made by some
Democrat to amend the last motion by
striking out Saturday and inserting Fri
day as the date of meeting. The Demo
crats are made I to march between the
tellers again in order to get the roll call
ed "upon this motion.) Three roll calls
are thus ordered, and consume the time
for two hours or more. When the last
motion has been voted upon and voted
down, then the same routine is begun
over, and the same monotonous proceed
ings are repeated.
Total i . . . . .200,000,000
As to China, we have no reliable offi
cial census of that country, like that of
India, and any estimate is, oonsequtntly,
liable to be more or less inaccurate. ; We
know, however, that China proper, es
pecially the eastern portion of it, those
provinces intersected by the rivers Yang-
tse-JUang, Hoangho, Hi-Kiang, in then
lower course, and the great Imperial
Canal, contain a population so, closely
herded together that travelers often ex
press surprise how food can be raised
sufficient to feed them. In Lower Ben
gal, in the agricultural districts of the
countries of Hooghly and ' Jessore, the
population exceeds the eisormous num
ber of 1,000 per square mile. But
even this figure is exceeded by China.
Some partial and local enumerations have
been made, and on the strength of the
figures thus obtained, and with the best
information available, P.ngliah and Ger
man geographers assume the population
of the Cliinese Empire at 450,000,000 to
500,000,000 of souls.
We have thus the remarkable and in
teresting fact that the joint population of
these two great empires (the British and
the Chinese) amounts to the enormous
sum of 70U,ouu,uoo or 700,000,000, or
about one-half of the entire population
of our globe. We believe there is no
parallel to this wonderful fact in the his
tory of the human race, as far as we have
authentic record or tradition.
A Nice Little Game.
A Lovely Meeting.
The stockholders of the Great Western
Telegraph Company had a spirited meet
ing in Chicago the other day. The f al
lowing passage m their proceedings we
copy from the Times' report :
A Stockholder I would like to hear
from Mr. Stark in regard to this matter.
Mr. Harding He has not stated a word
of truth. I say he is a liar.
Mr. Reeve He is not a liar. I will
take the matter up.
Mr. Reeve rose from his seat as he
made this remark and assumed a
menacing attitude. ! He was saluted
with cries of " Sit down and behave
Judge Van Bnren There is evidently
going to be a fight here.
Mr. Harding I repeat that Sutherland
is a liar. : !
Mr. Reeve Shut up. . We ain't going
to take any more of your chin music. ' ,
Air. Harding l ou are an adjudicated
Reeve And
are a damned
I maintain that he
., j - ...
is a
Reeve jumped up hastily and
shook his fist in Harding's face, threaten
ing to give him particular hell." He
worked himself into a rage as he capered
round Harding, and ; proceeded in the
midst of his gymnastic performances to
divest himself of his coat, as preliminary
to pitching into the object of bis fury. v
I The scene then became one of the
utmost confusion, and never was eqftaled
for rowdyism by any outburst on the
Board of Trade. j
x Hessian Mercenaries.
The Atlantic Monthly for February
has a really interesting article, written by
the historian George Washington
Green, on ".the Hessian mercenaries of
our Revolution." The article shows
that our war was so unpopular in En
gland that Englishmen could not be got
to enlist in the army to : fight Americans.
Foreign mercenaries were then sought
first in Russia. Catharine seemed to con
sent ; but at length refused to sell 20,000
Russians.- Holland 'was next interro
gated, but, after discussion, refused, to
send her sons, who had recently won a
successful rebellion, to go across the seas
to fight other rebels, j Six German states
at length were found who would send
German hirelings. - These were Bruns
wick, Hesse-CasseL Hesse-Haven, Wal
deck, Anspach and Anholt-zerbet. They
sent 29,166 men. Of these, 11,853 were
killed or died of disease. Tha remainder
of the Germans settled chiefly in Penn
sylvania, after the war, and became
Democrats. Their descendants have
voted for Jackson for the last thirty years.
England paid tha German government
70,UUU,OUO lor these- troops.
San Francisco people love strangers.
and they sometimes take 'em in. One of
em loved me. 1 stepped into a gorgeous
saloon, of course only to get a light.
There was a baker s dozen of nioe fel
lows in there. One of 'em Bpoke.
Just in time," says he.
" For what ?" says L
" Penny under the heel," says he.
" All right," says L
" Take a hand i" says he.
" I wilL" savs I.
Then he said the way to play it was to
, , , -1 11
put one neei on a penny uuu on tne noor,
then reach forward with a piece of chalk.
and mark on the floor, as far as possible
from the toe, and the man whose mark
proved to be nearest to the toe was stuck
for dnnks. it s a lovely game. X marked,
then another fellow marked, and in
reaching forward lifted his heel from the
penny ; then a cuss behind him, quick
as a . flash, pfeked up the penny, and
he gave me a sly wink ; then he said
" Your heel ain't on the penny."
" It is," said he. .
" It ain't," says L
Drinks that it is," said he.
" Done," says L .
I found I was done. That fellow
hauled off his shoe and shook out another
They sell champagne by the drink here
at two "bits" a glass. They had
some, and I disbursed 33.25 in coin.
That chap then come over and said,
I'll give you a chance to get even.
"- "How? saysL
," Odd or even," says he.
" All right," says x. .
Then he made a 6 on a piece of paper,
and held it so I coidd see it ; then, ," Odd
or, even ?"
. " Even," eaysl.; '
" You're stuck," says he, and turned
the six upside down, and it was a nine.
I murmured just a little. I told him
it was hardly fair to ask if I wanted to
get even and then show me odd. He
said it did look odd. ; . ' ; ' Joirw.
The Biter Bitten.
A dried-up old man,i of apparently
about sixty years, strolled into a billiard
parlor in this city yesterday afternoon,
and taking a seat watched the players
with some interest. After he had re
mained in the choir for some time he
was approached by a hanger one, on the
outlook for a greenhorn with whom to
play and save the cost of playing.
" Hello there, , old : man, do you ever
swing the cue ? " ; aaid he. " WaL
stranger, I used to prance around a little
on a three-cornered table fifteen years
ago, but I don't s'pose I could hit tha
first ball on this new-fangled thing," said
the old man. " Well, I'm no player my
self; . you'd beat me easy enough, I
know; just take a stick," replied the ac
complished " beat. " " Wal." said ' the
old innocent, " I'll play just one game to
see if I can 'scratch' and they both
"banked" for the first shot. The old
man had singularly good luck, for ho got
the first shot and made a run of fifteen
points. The other looked on in aston
ishment while the player of ; "fifteen
years ago " was at work, and when he
ceased and counted up the challenger
muttered an oath, took off hia coat, and
went to work in earnest. He made five
points only, and the next time the old
man ran out the game. -" I swow," said
he, "I've had the allfiredest luck; will
yon try another?" No, not by a darned
sight, you old fraud," said the sport, and
he walked off to pay for the game, amid
the roars of his -companions and a smile
from tha old man, who remarked, " It is
strange how I remember to play so
welL -Jitngharnton Jicpublicun. ' ,
Excitement Over the Election of A. C
fHsstivOIe Oar. Cinoimati OonunerataL
Tno' Speaker tried to announce the
vote, as ha is required to do, but bis
words could not be heard twd feet from
his nose.' 4 He rapped and pounded with
his gavel, .but tha noise of that wa .
drowned in the deafening yells. He then
sat. down and calmly awaited for the
crowd to exhaost itself. Meanwhile tho
members wera waving hats and hand
kerchiefs, trying to quiet the excitoil
throng, but without speedy success.
Altogether it 1 was ' a scene at onee lu
dicrous and dramatic. :
Finally tha cheering ceased from aheetr
exhanstion, the vote was announced, andE.
Andrew Johnson declared to be elected!
to the United States Senate for the tern
of six years from tha 4th of March next.
Now mora yells, cheers and conf anion,,
and a rush for the streets to carry tbe neww
to Johnson at tha Maxwell House. About
two thousand men undertook to bear tha
joyful intelligence. , The first to get to
Mr. Johnson's room (No. 5) was a Mr.
Taylor, of COay county. , When Taylor
got to the door ha was so exhausted ho
could not say a word, and another mm,
with mora enduring wind, rushed in.
gave Ai J. tha news, and with it an affec
tionate hug, bear fashion. Mr. Johnson
could not speak . for soma seconds, box.
tears followed each other in quick sno
cession down 1Mb pale and furrowe
cheeks. Ha bad won the great fight..'
one in which his heart was more deeply
engaged than any other of his life.
In a minute his room was full of over
joyed friends. -When his room would?,
hold no more, the stream overflowed into
the corridors, passages, stairways, rotun .
da, and out into the streets.
The scene in his room was aiTecting
Many of the Old white-headed Democrats
cried, as they clasped him -whom they
call the " great Commoner " by the hnndL
Many were so choked with emotion thali
they could not say a word; they couldt -
only shake hands and then sit down in at.
corner and wipe away the tears with theix
ooat tails. ' , . (
An Irishman wedged his way in-
grasped A. J. by the hand, and saluted,
the "next President."
Hias Polk an aged colored man, thtv
trusted body-servant of President Polk
came in, saying that he had not felt so
happy since 1844, "when master besx
Meanwhile there was an immense
throng outside calling for "Andy." Ha
was brought forward, bowed his acknowl
edgments, but said not a word. His facer
beamed as it never has before in all these '
hard-fought Tennessee battles. He wae-
tne happiest man m tne nmie.
A Brakeman'g Bravery.
Charles Crandall, a brakeman on the
New York and New Haven railroad, saved .
the life of Mary E. Jones in Portchestex
recenth at the imminent risk of hia own. .
Miss Jones was crossing the track when -she
recognised an acquaintance in a little
boy and stopped to talk with him. He-
was not on tne roan oeo, dui miss
stood on tha track, which was trembling, 7
with the approach of a Boston express at
full speed. ' A freight tram stood on thm -ether
track, and the men were busy
switching oars on a side track. Crandall'.
was on a freight bar that was moving, and
hearing the express, snouted to iviihr--Jones
to get out of tha way. She seemetT.
not to bear .' and continued her conver
sation. "
Crandall jumped from the moving ear, .
and ran towards tha woman, who, too
late to save herself, saw her danger. "I
thought all of a sudden that I'd try,"
said he afterward, in relating the story to
his mends, " and 1 knew that it must bo
on awful quick try. She didn't sea met
coming, but just glanced over her shoal
der quick like, and then shrunk alto
gether with a sort of shrudder and whis
pered, I'm gone. ' I heard that whisper,,
and it seemed as if the engine might hsve
heard it, too. It was about as near as I
was. It was which and 'bother between;
me and the express.
' The girl put her hands to her face anil."
tottered backward. I just caught btfi"'
round the waist, and lugged her off tlarrr
track as the whole train scurried past. II
looked down at the little woman, and slurs
was as pale as a ghost and hardly breatbeiSf. -Then
I was afraid she would faint, and I
wouldn't have known what to do then.
To pull a woman out of danger is easier- .
for me than to bring them to when they
faint, But she opened her eyes andL
stared into my face in a wondering way..
just as one does on waking from a sleep
after being sick and light-headed. I
think the scare itself came near killing: :
her. She found out where she was quick. -enough,
and bounded away. Don't
you ever come around this track agarr."
said L Then she laughed and started'
for her home, as she remarked I think.
I shall remember this forever.'
Now is the time when prudent parents
see too it that the part of the boys on
which they slide down hill are property
half-soled with leather, tin, or sheet iron.
. ifYill Whisky Freeze?
' It was lately stated, as an example of
intense ooJd, that in Montana, on the
night of January 13, the mercury in
the thermometers all froze, small quanti
ties of meroury in ' vials became con
gealed, and proof whisky placed out of
doors froste solid in half an hour. Thiav.
last item is tha only one which hax
elicited an expression of incredulity..
The proof whisky that froze in half aw
hour is regarded by a contemporary ass
beyond belief.: :The freezing of the mer
cury happens at thirty or forty degrees
below zero, but absolute alcohol, it undeclared,-has
never been frozen, thongta
Prof. Faraday found it looked a httle-
fcnrVt'ri wluvh' amViisWl tn a. Tairrtvwi , i wr.
(artificial) of 16C degrees below aeroL-.
High wines contain 75 per cent, of alco
hol. Proof spirits of government stand-,
ard are plaoed at 50 per cent, alotronlt,
and, as tha Newark (N. J.) Advertiser
remarks, tha alcohol this Montana whisky
contained would have separaid from tha
water in tha progress of freezing, l&a
tha "core" in a frozen barrel of caJhc
If it actually trovx solid it was a harmlem
variety of whisky. In the severest cm lei
of -the Arctic explorations proof spirits,
never froze, though there was a bar
lesqne about the men in Parry's expeac&v
tion chopping the brandy out of the
easkwithanax. The probable explanation
of the Montana phenomenon is that thn
spirits were set aside in an open vessel.
whn tha whisky evaporated rapidly and
left the component water frozen. Wash
ington Star.
r ' 5 California Style. -
Not long since, a German wssr ridingr
along Sansom street, near Sacramento,
when be heard a pistol-shot behind him;.-,
heard the whizzing of a ball near hirn,
and felt hia hat shaken. Ha turned anal
saw a man with a revolver in his hand.,
and took off his hat and found a-fresb
bullet-hole- in it.
"Did you shoot at met" asked the
'Yes,' replied t other fwty.
" that's my horse; it was stolen from rat
" Yon' niust be mistaken, said the
German, I have owned the horse foe
three years.' '
-. Well," said the other, "when Irxnara
to look at him, I believe I am minbiJtan.
Excuse me, sir; won't you take drink V
. CoiORaDO has established an cgwruJt
ural college.