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FUESll TOPIC? 1
The standing committee of the Diocese
of Indiana have voted against the con
firmation of Dr. DeKoven as Bishop of
A son of Alexander Hamilton, now
living in New York, at the age of 90,
claims that his father wrote the whole of
"Washington's farewell address, with the
exception of the first three lines.
"was a stage-carpenter at Ford's Theater.
It was alleged against him that he took
charge of Booth's horses, and arranged
to have a way kept open for him in the
theater to escape. Spongier, in company
with Dr. Mudd and Arnold, was par
doned and released "from his imprison
ment at the Dry Tortugas about the
close of President Johnson's administra
tion. About two years ago he took up
his residence with Dr. Mudd, with whom
ho was on terms of very close friendship.
Of the other parties, Booth was killed;
Harold, Atzerott, Payne, and Mrs. Stir-
ratt were executed, and O'Laughlin died
at the Dry Tortugas.
The fiery, untamed Florence McCar
thy, ex-preacher, etc, has abandoned
religion and taken up law. He has been
admitted to the Chicago bar, and won
his first case in a Justice's court the
These are hard times with Illinois
railroads. Eleven lines in the State,
embracing a total mileage of 2,186 miles,
Lave gone into bankruptcy within the
last few months, and are now in the
hands of receivers.
The members of the Louisiana Inves
tigating Committee are agreed upon only
ne point that the Conservatives were
illegally deprived by the Returning
Board of a majority in the legislature
'which met on the 4th of January. Upon
-everything else they have agreed to dis
agree. The absurdity of ante-dating news
papers is -well illustrated by a New York
hebdomadal issued, according to the
date-Kne, on March 8, and in its leading
editorial announcing that " this number
of the makes its appearance on the
Anniversary of the birth of, George Wash
ington." Das Rice, the celebrated showman,
"has just gone through his regular annual
bankruptcy process. This year he owes
over two hundred creditors, scattered all
over the United States, and his indebt
dness amounts to 200,000. Assets, one
old worn-out trick-horse, $2.50; one suit
of clothes, S5; total, 77.50.
Germanx controls 2,800,000 men for
military purposes. Russia has more,
and France and Austria nearly as many.
They and all other European powers are
perfecting their armies. This does not
look much like the millennium. The
plowshare and priming-hook transfor
mation scene seems to be indefinitely
The youthful Alfonso is making the
unpleasant discovery that he is not to be
carried to the Spanish throne on flowery
beds of ease. With the Car lists provok-
ingly obstinate in the north and assassins
lying in wait for him in Madrid and else
where, the young man is beginning to re
alize soma of the perils that environ the
lan who wears a crown in Spain.
" "We learn from a report recently sub
mitted to Congress that the number of
bales of cotton seized in the South under
orders from the Treasury Department
after the close of the war was 33,638 ;
jjross proceeds, $7,650,676 ; total ex
penses, $2,160,434 ; proceeds released,
(X)3,570 ; proceeds in t the Treasury,
It appears from official data that the
number of Indians captured by United
States troops in 1873 was 227; Indians
killed by United States troops, 405; citi
zens killed by Indians, 44; soldiers killed
by Indians, 48; and during six months
of 1874 the number of Indians captured
by United States troops was 73; Indians
killed by United States troops, 158; citi
zens killed by Indians, 36; soldiers'
killed by Indians, 3.
One who attempted to work through
the muddle of the great scandal case,
jjives us as the result, that after
one week he found his mind giving way,
the next he felt a gentle haze of mild im
becility stealing over him, and the third
he came out a confirmed idiot. There
was no need of excluding jurymen from
the box on the ground of having formed
an opinion ; the trial is fatal to the mind
itself, of which not one vestige will be
left by the time it comes to a verdict.
Gentlemen intending to be robbed
would do well to have the operation per
formed in a railway depot. Mr. Jason
'Weeks, who was attacked by a highway
man in the New. Haven depot, in New
York, several years ago, and robbed of
Stlfi noo.- sued the company for the
7 -7 - -
amount and has just obtained a verdict,
on the ground of negligence on the. part
-of the company in protecting its passen
gers. ';tB the decision is sustained it will
Vw. . precedent which -will be awkward
for the railway companies.
Washxnotox presents some rather re
markable phases of social life. There is
at this time in that city a granddaughter
of Thomas Jefferson, who, with her
.young son, is pleading for an appoint
ment for one or the other as a means of
' support. V The daughters of ex-Secretary
.of the Treasury Robert J. Walker, and
v.- f fihief Justice Taney, are doing
vmr!n M imeans of livelihood, and
4t.ow am the grandchildren of Presi-
.fa,. Generals, and hundreds of other
.distinguished people pleading for labor
:at even the smallest remuneration,
that they may be able to live. - .' . .,
A Baiothoeb paper contains the fol
lowing announcement: "Died, at the
-wudenee of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd, near
Rmntnrn. Mii on the 21st day
TVHnrarv. Edward Spangler, aged 55
a native of Pennsylvania."
reader need scarcely be told that Span
rA or was one of the parties who was ar
rested for complicity in the assassination
-of President Lincoln. It will be remem
.bered that, at the time of the murder, he
The St. Louis Merchants' Exchange
has prepared and had introduced in the
Missouri Legislature a bill of a novel
character, setting up a Mercantile Court
for the adjustment of business differences
upon any mercantile or commercial sub
ject. The bill provides for the appoint
ment of an arbitrator by the Governor,
who is to be Judge of this Mercantile
Court. The Merchants' Exchange is also
to appoint some one to be the clerk of
the court. When the matter in desxrate
is brought before this official arbitrator
either party may file an affidavit object
ing to this sort of jurisdiction, and the
case is thereby thrown out of the Mer
cantile Court, but if this is not done it is
considered that the parties agree to the
jurisdiction, and the case proceeds.
Each party is entitled to appoint a friend
to sit with the arbitrator, and the three
constitute a board of arbitration, the ma
jority report being considered the judg
ment of the court. But if the parties
fail to do this within five days of the
commencement of the proceedings, then
the case goes on before the arbitrator
alone. The powers of swearing wit
nesses, issuing subpoenas, and the usual
rights of the courts are conferred upon
the arbitrator or board of arbitration,
and the judgment is made of the same
effect as a ruling in the Circuit Court.
The bill is very broad, but is interesting
from its novelty. The idea is to set up
some cheaper mode of settlement among
business men than the usual costly and
protracted appeal to the Circuit Courts.
The decision diners from that in the
courts, in that it is final, although pro
vision is made for a rehearing before the
arbitrator on good and sufficient cause.
POLITICS AD POLITICIANS.
Allen T. Caperton, the Senator-elect
from West Virginia, graduated at Yale
with Cassius M. Clay.
Ex-Gov. Phtt.tp F. Thomas, of Mary
land, will be the " Father " of the new
House, having served his first term in
Cincinnatt Timcs "Young Brown
blackguarding Butler is suggestive of a
four-year-old pinching the tail of a Cali
Gen. James Longstreet has abandoned
Louisiana and the fortunes of the Kellogg
party, and has bought a farm in White
county, till., where he proposes
gage largely in sheep-raising.
Bes Butler uses diplomacy
selecting a seat in a railway
in a railway car. lie
" I sit in the forward end of the
car for two reasons : To avoid the bad
breath and foul air which one finds col
lected in the rear of the car ; and, next,
because there is far less danger in case
of telescoping. I prefer the left side, j
because every ear door opens to the left,
thereby throwing the draught to the
Judge McMillan, the new Senator-
elect from Minnesota, was born in Fay
ette county, Pa., in 1826 ; graduated at
.Uuquesne College in 1849 ; read law in
the office of Edwin M. Stanton and
Judge Shaler. Came to Minnesota, set
tling at otillwater, in 18o2 ; was elected
District Judge in 1858 ; was appointed
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
in lob ; elected to the same omce in
1865, re-elected in 1872, appointed and
elected Chief-Justice in 1874. He has
never held other than a judicial office.
A Careful "Woman. One cold night
last week a lone old woman arrived in
Detroit from some town in Indiana, in
search for her son, and she put up for
the night at a hotel on Woodbridge
street, boon alter daylight a seryant
girl, passing along the hall, found the
old lady's room open, and entered the
room to discover that both windows were
up. and that a rag had been tied over
the gas-burner after the light had been
extinguished. When the woman was
aroused and asked to explain, she said
" I ve seen this ere gas before, and 1
don't believe you can be too careful
about handling it." Detroit Free Pres.
Missouri Republican . ""Many a
country editor whose subscribers have
failed to come down with the cord wood
as they should, had their hearts warmed
with a new hope when it was reported
that Congress had restored the franking
privilege as to public documents. They
felt that the time was . approaching
when delinquent subscribers could go
to somebody else and sell their cord
wood and welcome, for would they not
have Patent Office reports enough to
keep every stove red hot from November
to March i But alas for human editorial
hopes! Congress has rejected the bill, the
editor's stove is cold, the delinquent sub
scriber has hibernated, and the bleak
winds of winter howl a wild and dismal
wail through cracks where zero steals in. "
At.t. of the twenty-five Senatorial va
cancies which will occur on the 4th of
March, have now been filled. We give
below a list of the retiring members and
their successors, showing the parties to
which they belong, and the gains and
losses of either party. The names of
Republicans are in Roman, Democrats in
Italic, and Independents in small capi
! RESTORING BURST MONEY.
An Interesting Process Kxpert Manipula
tor of Burnt Currency.
CWaKhington Cor. New York Evening Post.
It will be remembered that about four
or five weeks ago a Northern express car
was burned near Washington. The gov
ernment alone had 85,750,000 in it, and
the private property amounted to nearly
half as much, including jewelry enough
to till seven safes. t . j
Up in one of the sunny, well-lighted
rooms of the Treasury Department four
ladies from the Treasurer s office are at
work ou these charred treasures; and their
process is one of the most interesting
features of the service. All the safes
were transferred from the cars to the
Treasury, and a committee were selected
from those most expert at such work.
First the private safes were opened, and
in these were found about $100,000 worth
of diamonds, a hundred watches, old
gold and silver coins, and alas ! for the
course of true love a package of love
letters and a tress of pretty brown hair.
Picking out the valuables was compara
tively easy work, for though many of the
Stones had fallen from their setting it was
not hard to find them. The gold was
Jewels and watches were returned to
the express company. The letters were
not read, though they presented a great
temptation to some members of the com
mittee. They and the curly lock were
sent together to the Dead Letter Office,
where they will be burned. Perhaps it
was all for the best ; they may have been
returned in the heat of a lover's quarrel,
which now will have time to cool.
The money in the government safes is
so charred that at a breath it crumbles ;
and yet it is expected that four-fifths of
it will be deciphered. ' Each little
shrivelled piece is demched with a thin
knife and laid on rough blotting paper.
There the ladies examine it with magni
fying glasses, and after deciphering as
much as possible they paste it, lace up,
on a strip of thin paper ; and so, bit by
bit, a whole note is pieced out. It is such
trying exercise for the eyes that those
engaged in it can work only three hours
at a time and on bright days. ; The trust
reposed in them is great, for the money
is dehvered directly to them, and remit
tances made on their reports without
further questioning. After the terrible
fire of October, 1871, Chicago sent two
hundred and three cases of burnt money,
aggregating, at owners' valuation, 164,-
yyv.ys. It came in sheets, in bundles,
in any packages, rumpled and crushed
as careless hands had pushed them into
side pockets or purses. Each little parcel
was swathed in cotton as carefully as if it
were the most precious jewelry, and as
the black, brittle packages were unrolled,
it seemed really impossible that anything
could be made of such cinders. Yet out
of tlint 164,997.98, 8126,541.33 was re
deemed and returned to the owners or
banks. Boston profited by Chicago's
experience, and packed her burnt money
so carefully that nearly all of it was re
deemed. Eighty-three cases, containing
S88.290.80 were returned to her, beside
a number of policies, notes, bills and
other valuable papers. The . most skill
ful person on this committee is a lady
who has had much experience in such
work. Once she deciphered $185,000
out of 200,000 that had been in the
hold of a burned ship for three years,
and Adams Express Company, which was
responsible for the amount, gave her
500 in acknowledgment of her services.
Another time she and her associates
worked faithfully and long over some
bonds a crazy cashier saw fit to throw
into the fire. The bank asked for only
8100,000, but the ladies picked out $145,-
000 ; whereupon the directors, with reck-
less extravagance, presented the commit
tee with 82U about $4 apiece.
acter displayed in its most selfish aspect,
all eager for gain, many plotting how to
emulate certain Tammany leaders, and
yet elude the penitentiary. Has it any in
fluence on features, do you ask? Let
lynx eyes, corrugated brow, hooked nose,
and compressed lips answer.
Visit the library of the scholar, or the
sanctum of the poet, and strikingly do
the spacious head, lofty brow, and
thoughtful face of the one, or the dreamy,
absorbed, spiritual face of the other, re
veal their inner life and profession also,
Walk along Broadway, ana mars the ex
pression and look of the elegant, refined
lady, and then visit the dingiest tenement-house
that New York contains, and
note the difference in the look of its in
mates. Annual of Phrenology and
The New Senate.
The following is a list of the Senate of
the Forty-fourth Congress. There are
of straight Republicans (in Roman) 41 ;
of independent jsepuoiicans ux hmaui
caps) 4 ; of Democrats (in italics) 28 ;
vacancy, 1 ; total, 74. The year in which
each Senator's term expires is set oppo
site his name : '
1877. George Golthwatte.
1879. George E. Spencer.
1879. Aaron A. Sargent.
1881. Newtos Booth.
1881. Thomas F. Bayard.
1877. Thomas M. Xorwood.
1879. John B. Gordon.
1879. Oliver P. Morton.
1881. Jot. E. McDonald.
1877. James M. Harvey.
1879. John J. Ingalls.
J. Rodman Meat.
1879. Georae R. Dennis.
1881. William P. Whytt.
1877. Thomas W. Ferry.
1881., I. P. Chiiiktianct.
1877. James L. Alcorn.
1881. Branch K. Bruce.
1877. t. W. Hitchcock.
1881. I. 8. Paddock.
1877. Aaron H. Crairin.
1879. Bainb'ge Wauleigh.
1879. Koscoe Conkling.
1881. Francis Kernan.
1879. John Sherman.
1881. Allen G. Thurman.
1879. tmon Cameron.
1881. IT-iw. A. Wallace.
1877. This. J. Robertson.
1879. Jthn J. Patterson
Mroan t!. Hamil
Samuel 13. Maxey.
Jthn W. Johnston.
Robert E. Withers.
1877. Timothy O. Howe.
1881. Angus Cameron.
1877. PoweU Clayton.
1879. 8. W. Dorsey.
1879. Orria S. Ferry.
1881. Wm. W. Eaton.
1879. Simon B. Conover.
1881. Charles W. Jones.
1877. John A. Logan.
1879. Richard J. Oglesby.
1877. George G. Wright.
1879. William B. Allison.
1877. John W. Stevenson.
1879. Theo. C. McCreery.
1877. Lot M. Morrill.
1881. Hannibal Hamlin.
1877. George 8. Bout we 14.
1881. Henry L. Dawes.
1877. William Windom.
1881. S. J. R. McMillan.
1879. Lewi V. Bogy.
1881. Francis M. CockrelU
1879. John P. Jones.
1881. William Sharon.
1877. F.T. Frelinghuysen.
1881. Thos. F. Randolph.
1877. Matthew W.Ransom.
1879. Aug. ti. Merrivum.
1877. James K. Kelly.
1879. John 11. Mitchell,
1877. Henry B. Anthony.
18B1. Amorose Dam-
A ndrew Johnson.
Justin S. Morrill.
1881. George F. Edmunds.
1879. Henry G. IJavi.
1881. Allen T. Caperten.
CHIT-CHAT FOB LITTLE FOLKS.
i Counting the. Flnfrerg.
. " Davy, dear, your fingers hold;
Listen till my story's told.
; " Thumb's a rogue, and whispers, 'Come,
Let us steal the sweets," says Thumb
T " Straight First Finger bends to hear ;
She's a rogue when Thumb is near.
" SA-ond Finger wn, 111 go ;'
i Cries Thir t Finger, Count me, too.
j Ltltla Finger stands alone,
5 Says, Tho sweets are not our awn.
" Thumb says, Let no Finger ay
Where the sweets have gne to-Jay.'
" Finger First then cries out, No !
Mot a word from me shall go.'
" Second Finger shakes her head ;
She would suffer death instead.
Finger Third is full of fear.
Lest the marks of guilt appear.
" Little Finger cries, ' For shame I
I shall ten whtre lies the blame.
" 'If we all are made to smart,
With ths rest I'll bear my part.'
And I think that through and through
Little Finger's right den'tyou?"
The poor man bad to go without his
dinner, that day, bnt you may be sure
he eared little about that, while Listening
with tears in his eyes to the thrilling
story his son bad to relate to him. He
must have been proud of him that day,
as he wrapped him in his own warm over
coat and took him home to " mother."
And how that mother must have wept
and smiled over the lad, and kissed him
and thanked God for him 1 Grace
Th donkey is the great institution of
Egypt. The long-eared creatures crowd
the narrow strets of those far-off cities,
ambling along sometimes with a fat Turk
balancing himself with difficulty on the
ungainly saddle. Again one paces along
carrying an amused traveler intent on
sight-seeing. And often, on the banks
of the wondrous Nile, under the shadow
of the palm-trees, beneath the golden
light of the Egyptian skies, you may see
one bearing a woman with a child clasped
in her arms, so like to that old familiar
picture that you have looked upon many
times, of Mary and the infant Jesus in
their' flight into Egypt t It is a more
beautiful and touching sight than any
other in that Eastern land.
I had almost comoared the donkev-bovs
of Egypt to the news-boys of New York ;
and, indeed, I do believe them to possess
many traits in common. Their rough,
independent life, their intercourse with
every class of humanity, their shrewd
cunning, all may be found on this side
the Atlantic in the streets of our own
They are quick to catch foreign
phrases, and many of them " can speak,
though imperfectly, three or four languages.
When his passenger is mounted, the
owner of the donkey that is, the donkey-
boy always runs behind his property,
urging him forward with a stick which
he carries and with one magic word, well
comprehended by the donkey, sounding
like " Haa ! " The boy will often run a
long distance, apparently without fa
tigue, now and then breaking out into a
wild kind of singing. They are the
Pennsylvania. . .
March 3, 1875.
Sohcbz . . .
Thurman. . . .
Bro widow ...
fur the eueeeeding
William W. Eaton.
Thomam F. Bayard.
C. W. Jonee.
Jomeph E. McDonald.
Wm. Pinckney Whyte.
Henry I Dawes.
Isaac P. Christianoy.
S. J. R. McMillan.
Branch K. Brnoe, e.
FrtmeieM. CockrelU -Algernon
Theo. F. JRandolvh.
A lien O. Thurman.
William A. Wallace.
A. E. Burnside.
.Samuel B. Maxey.
George F. Edmund.
Robert K. wither.
A lien T. Caperton.
A Fatal Experiment.
The power of the; imagination is truly
remarkable indeed, almost beyond be
lief ; and many people are great slaves
to its whims and caprices. One-half the
ills that flesh is heir to are superinduced
by the fancy of the sufferers, as hundreds
are known to have died by mere symp
toms of cholera, yellow fever, and the
plague, induced by dread alone of these
terrible maladies, i People of strong
nervous temperaments are often exeat
slaves to the tyranny of mind over mat
ter. Young medical students are very
fond of illustrating this fact by practical
jokes upon unsuspecting people.
We very well remember a case m point
which occurred in tins city not lonpr asto.
but which we do not remember to have
seen in print. It was that of an amateur
butcher engaged in a slaughter-house,
and who, in placing his meat upon a
hook, slipped in the blood upon the
floor, and hung himself instead of the
meat upon the barbed point. His
screams, were deafening, and when he
was released from his frightful situation
his agony was intense. He was quickly
carried in the arms of three men to the
nearest physician's office, and so great
was his pain (in imagination) that he
cried piteously upon every motion made
by the doctor in cutting the coat and
shirt-sleeve from about the wounded
arm. 'When at last the arm was bared
not a scratch was there. The hook-point
had merely grazed; the skin and torn the
shirt-sleeve. j ; i
. These thoughts i were suggested to us
by an experiment just tried at St. Peters;
burg, Russia. A criminal condemned to
death was handed over to the surgeons
of the hospital for the purpose of a cer
tain experiment, j He was taken to the
dissecting room and laid upon a marble
slab, his hands, feet and body were se
curely tied to the; table upon which he
lay. He was then told, after being care
fully blindfolded, that he was to be bled
to death. A pail was brought, the sur
geon snapped his lancet upon the main
artery of the arm, while an attendant
stood by pouring a small stream of blood
warm water upon the arm, which ran oft
into the paiL The poor criminal heard
the steady stream flowing into the pail,
and soon grew ; weak and faint, then
swooned, and in j exactly twelve minutes
was dead. I
Here was an unmistakable evidence of
the power of the imagination, illustrat
ing in a remarkable manner the reflec
tions mentioned ! above, for in this in
stance not one drop of blood had been
taken from the; body of the criminal.
His fancy had proved as fatal to him as
though he had actually bled to death.
jew rore weekly.
Oar Faces Open Books.
The mysteries of the schools, or the
learning of the ancients cannot be studied
by all, but pages from the great book of
human nature are scattered all around us.
- t - , .. . m. .
ill ever-cuangeiui uiversny. xnere is no
repetition, no sameness there ; bnt all are
original copies, for the author is Omnip
otence. Enter the schools where the
" coming man " is being prepared for his
high destiny, and we note the oron eve.
the unruffled brow, and the undeveloped
A 11 J . t . -.
ieacuxes, au aenoung innocent cmianood
ana immanrruy. into another, ! a dif
ferent class of children, and bh, how
forcibly does the care-worn brow, the
sharpened and pinched features speak of
poverty ana suitenng, oftnmes oi crime !
Loiter in places where business men
congregate, and there may be seen char-
Cotton Manufactures of the Country.
The Commercial and Financial
Chronicle, has some valuable and inter
esting statistics of cotton manufacture,
which shows that there are in the United
States 847 cotton mills, having 186,975
looms, and 9,415,383 spindles, winch
consumed during the past year 567,583,
873 pounds of cotton, and manufactured
goods as follows ; Thread, yarns and
twines, 149,000,000 pounds ; sheetings,
sliirtings, and similar plain goods, 707,
000,000 yards ; twilled and fancy goods,
osnaburgs, jeans, etc., 306,000,000 yards ;
print cloths, 588,000,000 yards ; ging
hams, 33,000,000 yards ; duck, 30,000,
000 yards ; bags, 6,000,000. Of these
mills, 660, running 8,927,754 spindles,
are in the Northern States ; and 187
mills, running 487,629 spindles, in the
Southern States. There are 489 mills,
running 7,538,771 spindles, in the six
New England States, and producing
three-fourths of all the cotton, goods
made in the country, distributed as fol
Old Acquaintances Deecrlbedi In Prose.
And as the old lady rode slowly up
the hill upon her white horse, Bhoda
perceivtd that every one of her ten fin
gers wete covered with rings to the very
tips, and the end of her boots were cut
off to let but her ten toes, to every one of
which was tied a little silver bell, all of
different sizes ; and as she rode, Mother
Banbury rang these bells by the motion
of her toes, and produced the most
charming music you can imagine that
is, from such a source. Besides all
these, Mother Banbury wore a chain of
large glasss beads wound ten times
round her neck, which hung all over the
front of her dress ; and she wore brace
lets and ear-rings, and a large hoop in
her nose and a great bunch of hair on the
top of her head, stuck full of feathers
and flowers, and jewels, and bows of
ribbon, with long, floating ends ; and
she had. a great silk balloon tied round
her waist, which stood out behind ; and
a stiff lace ruffle round her neck ; and a
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oron nme nat prccnea over ner eyes ; ai- happiest race of boys in the world,
together she was a very curious-looking Nicholas
The CHiimney-Elf led the way down
the other side of the hill. About half
way he turned off into a level nook set
around with bushes and paved with large
flat stones. At one end of this space sat a
cat with some music upon a stand in
front of him, and a fiddle beside him.
Fixing his eyes upon the music, the cat
extended his four paws with all the claws
out, and began to scratch and tear at the
fidddle-strings with all his might, accom
panying his efforts with the most hor
rible screeches and yells imaginable.
The noise was so frightful, but at the same
time so funny, that a small dog, whose
business it was to howl in chorus with
the cat, was able to do nothing but roll
upon his back from side to side, stuffing
his four paws mto his mouth to stihe the
peals of laughter, which would have
offended the cat very much if he had
perceived them. In the center of the
dancing-ground a red-and-white cow was
gravely and laboriously performing a
polka in the old-fashioned style of
jumping up very high and coming down
very hard. The only spectators were a
pewter-dish and iron spoon, who seemed
to be tired of the ball, and were just
stealing away among the bushes.
"1 suppose you ve heard of the cow
that jumped over the moon ?" said the
Chimney-Elf. "People generally sup
pose that she Uved on the earth, and
jumped over the moon and down again ;
but such people could never have no
ticed a cow s habits very particularly
New Hampshire... 42
Rhode Island 115
It will be seen from . this table that
Maine, with much more water power
than all the rest of New England, yet
has lens cotton mills and spindles than
any other New England State except
Vermont. Massachusetts has half the
cotton spindles in New England, and
over a third of all in the country. Even
little Rhode Island has twice as many
spindles as Maine, although her mills
average only half as large as the Maine
An Iowa Romance.
The State of Iowa is not exactly the
region to which one would naturally look
for melting romance of the story paper
type. Yet from Iewa comes a tale a
true one which even Mrs. P. tj. K. .
de Montmorency could not surpass.
'Twas a lovely young lady, who was dis
covered one cold day this winter skating
beautifully upon a lonely lake. Sud
denly the ice gave way, and the shriek
ing damsel fell into the deep water.
Three boobies stood upon the shore and
never moved to rescue her. But a
knight brave as De Lorge heard what
the immortal Dundreary calls "squeams.
and though at the moment a quarter of
a mile away, soon arrived upon the
scene. " bet me be calm,'' he said, and
plunged mto the waves. He saved her,
and dnppniEr but beautiful she was es
corted home, casting upon him the while
a blue and favorable eye. Boots it to tell
the rest ? He fell a victim to her gentle
charms ; she loved his manly grace and
bravery ; they have been joined in holy
wedlock, and i; is to be hoped will dwell
in peace and happiness iorevermore.
acw l ork Tribune.
Facts To Be Remembered.
One thousand shingles laid four inches
to the weather will cover 100 square feet
of surface, and five pounds of shingle-
nails will fasten them on. One-fifth
more nirfino' and flnnrino is needed than
they never jump high, but, like the one the number of square feet of surface to States ranks second in this respect, and
we jui, ow, mL-j uaiatia j uiAAp ouuui, uv no covered, oecause oi me lap m me siu- i jttussia third.
the matching oi the floor.
Persons and Things.
Crviii war is imixunent in China.
Illinois is to have females notaries -public
- - .. J
AsiAno cholera has broken out in
Mexico. ..- ' ,
- Austbalia will be represented in the
CentenniaL . ".. 5 .y i i
Db. Pains believes that bronchitis is
caused by parasites.
Legal rate of interest in China is set
down at 20 per cent, per annum.
Forney says' he didn't see a single
lobbyist about the French Assembly.
Ths greatest beer-drinking city in the
world is said to be Munich, in Bavaria.
CmcASSiAN girls are plenty and cheap
this year in the slave mart at Constant!- ,
nople. 1 '
Choice breeds of cattle are beingf
shipped from the Channel Islands to this
Tub Supreme Court of Maine granted
four hundred and eighty-seven divorces
A English traveler speaks of seeing a
wild coifee tree in Liberia seventy-five
The army of Spain is to be increased
70,000 men. Eight thousand reals will
exempt a man.
A Turkish porter will trot along with
perfect ease, carrying a weight of six
Thb salary of the Governor of New
York is now $10,000 a year, instead of
$4,000, as formerly.
Madagascar, having abolished slavery,
is ready to join in a coalition of civilized
nations against Spain.
Workmen in nearly every branch of
industry at the East are striking against
a reduction of wages.
Prompted by the experience of this
winter, the makers are hereafter to build
thermometers as high below zero as they '
are above. "
Xiabge quantities of steel rails are being
gathered at Deposit by the Erie railway,
to be used in laying their new track the
Charlks Orton, brother of the Tich-
borne claimant, was recently an appli
cant for relief from the Lambeth (Lon
Des MorNESt Iowa, will have to de
pend on dips and kerosene for light for
a month to come, on account of the re
cent injury to the gas works there.
The only stream of water running
through Lincoln, Neb., has its source in
the immense salt beds in that part of the
State, and is itself as salty as brine.
At a recent sale of antiquities in Edin-
burgh two of the bones of Robert Brnoe
are said to have been sold for 5. and
one of the vertebrte of William the Lion
for 5 10s.
A dispatch from Washington says the
total amount of mutilated currency re
ceived from the Treasurer, by the Comp
troller, since the passage of the act of
June 20 last, is $41,066,805.
A femalb lawyer in Wvomimr was re
cently obliged to suspend her argument
before a J ustice in order to administer to
to the wants of her baby, who was argu
ing for its dinner in an adjoining room.
France, as you may be surprised to
hear, is the greatest - wheat-producing
country in the world. She produced
332,209,000 bushels in 1873. The United
the moon's or the earth's surface. This
cow is coming out as a ballet-dancer as
soon as Barry O Lynn can find time to
make her a belt with a fringe to it,'
From " Moon folk."
What the Body Requires.
The Inter-Ocean, in answer to a cor
respondent, Bays : " The requirements
of the body vary with age, sex, occupa
tion, health, work done, climate, and
race. Therefore any attempt to decide
just how much a person should eat or
dimk would be fruitless. In the first
place it may be stated generally that a
healthy person requires from 700 to 800
pounds of perfectly dry food a year,
which amounts to about two pounds a
day. In addition to this is required
about six pounds of , liquid. Dr. Play
fair has made extensive observations on
this subject, and gives the following
table of daily diet, according to work
Moaeratft. exercise 4.2
Active labor. 5.5 1
Hard work 6.5
"Science" teaches that the best pro
portions of food for the body generally
are, of fat, nine parts ; of flesh-forming
materials, twenty-two parts, and of
starch and. sugar, sixty-nine parts. When
we eat of food which is deficient in any
necessary ingredient, we generally com
bine it with another that contains an ex-
ss of it. Thus', we combine bread
with butter, lean meat with potatoes,
salad with eggs. On the other band, we
should never mix together a great variety
of food containing an excess of carbon
aceous matter and a deficiency of nitro
Dont IK) It.
Don 't flirt with a fool. It's bad enough
to f ool with a flirt. -
Don't underbill your age. - Your de
tection is only a question of time.
JJon't rush. At the end of the race
you will wish 'twere longer.
Don't waste your breath. ; A few words
will suffice to convince the world of
Don't magnify your neighbor's vices.
At s worse than extolling your own
Don't boast of your brain work. Some
inquisitive cuss might ask for a speci
men brick.- ? .
Don't advocate the doctrine of univer
sal salvation. "Hell on the Wabash" is
a matter of history.
Don't turn up your nose at barren
land. A farmer without "rocks" never
makes a stir in the world.
' uon t dream that the world can't wag
along without you. A grain of sand is
not missed from the desert.
Don't attempt to do too much. At
twenty-five men imagine they will re
iorm me world. At forty they are con
tent to reform themselves.
A Little Hero.
In the city of Hartford, Ct., lives the
hero of the true story I am about to re
late but no longer little, as the per
ilous adventure which made him famous
in his native town happened several
Our hero was then a bright, active boy
of fourteen the son oi a mechanic, xu
the severe winter of 1835 the father
worked in a factory about a mile from
his home, and every day the boy carried
him his dinner across a piece of meadow
land. One keen frosty day, he found
the snow on this meadow nearly two feet
deep, and no traces of the footpath 're
maining, let he ran on as fast as possi
ble, plunging through drifts, keeping
himself warm by -vigorous exercise, and
brave, cheerful thoughts. When in the
midst of the meadow, fully half a -mile
from the house, he suddenly felt himself
going down, down I
He had iaiien in a wen. He sank
down, down into the dark, icy water, but
rose immediately to the surface. There
he grasped hold of a plank which had
fallen into the well as he went down.
One end of this rested on the bottom of
the well the other rose about four feet
above the surface of the water. ! The
poor lad shouted until he was almost
speecniess, out au m vain, as it was im
possible to make himself heard - from
such a depth, and at such a distance
from any house. So at last he concluded
that if he was saved at all he must
save himself, and begin at once, as he
was getting extremely cold in the water.
o he went to wors.
First he drew himself up the plank.
and braced himself against the top of it
and me wan oi the well, which was of
brick and quite smooth. Then he pulled
off his coat, and taking out his pocket-knife
he cut off his boots, that he might go to
wors to greater advantage. Then, with
his feet against one side of the well, and
his shoulders against the . other, he
worked his way up, by the most fearful
exertion, about half the distance to the
top. Here he was obliged to pause to
take breath and gather up his energies
for the work yet before him , Par harder
was it than all he had gone through, for
me Biue oeing irom mat point covered
with ice, he must cut with his knife
grasping places for his fingers, slowlv
and carefully, all the way up. It was al
most a hopeless atttempt, but it was all
that he could do. And here the little
hero lifted up his heart to God and
prayed fervently for help, fearing that
he could never get out alone. Doublcss
the Lord heard his voice calling from
the deep, and plied him. : He wrought
no miracle to save him, but he breathed
into his heart a yet larger measure of
calmness and courage, strengthening him
to work out his own deliverance.
After this the Utile hero cuts his way
upward inch by inch. His wet stock
ings froze to the ice and kept his feet
from slipping, bnt his shirt was quite
worn from his shoulders ere he reached
the top. He did reach it at last crawled
but into the snow, and lay down fox a
moment to rest panting out his breath
in little white clouds on the clear, frosty
air. He had been two hours and a half
in the well. His clothes soon, froze to
his body, but he no longer suffered with
cold as, full of joy and thankfulness, he
ran to the factory, where his father was
waiting and wondering. .
One thousand lath will cover
seventy yards of surface, and eleven
pounds of lath-nails will nail
them on. Eight bushels of good lime,
sixteen bushels of sand, and one bushel
of hair will make enough good mortar to
plaster 100 square yards. A cord of
stone, three bushels of lime, and a cubic
yard of sand will lay 100 cubic feet of
wall, i! ive courses of bncK will lay one
foot in height on a chimney, six bricks in
a course will make & flue four inches wide
and twelve inches long, and eight bricks in
a course will make a flue eight inches wide
and sixteen inches long.
IVswspapers In Paris.
The number of journals, daily, week
ly, etc., published in Paris, amounts to
754. Of these, 53 refer to theology ; txj
to jurisprudence ; 10 to geography and
history ; 56 to light reading : 25 to pub
lic instruction and education : oo w
literature, philosophy, ethnography and
bibliography ; 11 to painting ; 2 to
photography ; 8 to architecture ; 5 to
archaeology : 17 to music : 8 to the
theater : 57 to fashions : 4 to hair dress
ing : 78 to different trades, etc. : 69 to
medicine and pharmacy ; 47 to sciences ;
23 to military and naval affairs ; 18 to
agriculture ; 12 to the horse ; 19 are un
classed. There are 37 political journals
and 11 political reviews.
A female member of the codfish aris-
toeraev. in regaling a country friend in
the presence of her son (a wicked youth)
with an account of a grand party she had
recently given, said. "Would you be
lieve it, we had two Generals, a Judge,
a popular author, a musical composer,
and a man who writes plays! xes,
chimed in the above-mentioned wicked
youth, " and there was a Deputy Sheriff
who said he wanted to see dad, and they
went out before supper, and dad hasn t
come home yet. When the youth went
to school the next day, with his head all
tied np, he tried to make the teacher be
lieve he had the toothache.
In the Way He Should Go.
" Well, my son," said a Detroit father
to his eight-year-old son the other night,
" what have yon done to-day that may
be set down as a good deed f
" Gave a poor boy five cents," replied
" An, ha I that was charity, and charity
is always right. He was an orphan boy,
was he t" - -' -
" I didn't stop to ask," replied the
boy ; "I gave him the money for licking
a boy who spit in my dinner basket."
jjeirote jcree urress.
At the meeting of National Council of
Sovereigns of Industry at Philadelphia
last week' the report of the President is
said to have shown that the order has
members in twenty States, and an aggre
gate membership of 100,000.
"A metallic coffin, containing the re
mains of a boy, was dragged up from the
bottom of the Mississippi, a short dis
tance above New Orleans, a few days ago.
The casket was of a kind that lias not
been made within fifteen years.
Says the Kennebec Journal . " The
Superintendent of the Augusta Gas
Works stopped his paper yesterday be
cause we alluded to the miserable gas he
is furnishing his patrons. He had no
particular need of a newspaper with no
gas to read it by. We recommend that
he put in kerosene."
Glasgow is going to erect a monument
to Livingstone in the form of an indus
trial mission settlement at the south end
of Lake Nyassa. Half of the sum of
10,000 needed for the enterprise was
raised at the first meeting. The station
is to be put under the charge of Mr. jh,
D. Young, R. N., who commanded the
Livingtone search expedition.
ABOUT 1.000 men are now employed in
the Baldwin Locomotive Works, Phila-
delphia. Three locomotives .for Brazil
and one for Cuba will soon be completed
and shipped. The firm have orders for
sixteen first-class engines from Brazil.
They are also making six for the west
coast of South America, and a number
for roads in different parts of the United
A cable dispatch announcing the sat
isfactory termination of the indemnity
negotiations with Spain, growing out of
the Yirginius affair, is the cause of much
congratulation in diplomatic and official
circles at Washington, because it re
moves the last pretense lor a war with
Spain. Under this settlement Spain is
to pay $500 to the family of each white
man who was taken from the Yirginius
and shot, and $500 to the family of each
Three Noted Italians. Garibaldi's
routine bill of fare is the following :
Breakfast, coffee and bread: dinner.
soup, one plate of meat or fish, fruit ;
supper, none. Pius IX. is similarly a
frugal eater, differing only from the first
in being a wine-bibber (don't call him a
drunkard). Victor JKimmannei is uraYjr
lover of food and wine, eating indiffer
ently of most things, from the tripe and
garlic of Piedmont to the snakes and
mussels (Lucullian style) of Borne, in
clusive. All these are at present happily
living in the latter city, after much hurly
burly and battles fought and won, and
the caricaturists depict them together,
arm in arm, sauntering through the Oorso,
with toothpicks in their mouths.
Beethoven's snuff-box is to be seen in
Chicago. He was a great composer,
but he snuffed snuff like any old woman.
The Society Bow.
Another kink is in the kind of bow,
which is the height of elegance, because
it is "foreign. You are not to bend
your head with the least degree of rever
ence. That's only suitable in saluting
your acknowledged superior, but you are
to look the party you address ooolly in
the eye, smile your sweetest, and gently
incline your head to the left shoulder
with a little backward movement at the
same time. It's a little difficult to do at
first, and practicing before the glass you
look as silly as you feel ; but never mind
it's " the thing,' and such matters are as
contagions as the measles ; so you 11 get
it after a little. It's easier than saying
"Good morning !" at 8 o'clock. Newly
elected M. O.'s bring their wives here
every winter. It takes a man months to
find out the "tricks and the manners'
which distinguish society people ; but the
average woman, either from the prairies
of Nebraska or the pine regions of North
Carolina, will catch all necessary "airs"
in a single winter, and be ready to instruct
the next new comer. Washington Let
ter. ... - " : ': -" ' "
AKeene's Station (N. Y.) man fell
dead upon hearing of the failure of a
bank where he had deposited $800, and
his wife also died within a week, irom.
the same cause combined with the Vvif of'