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THE LEGACY KCKTEBS.
It was Abigail Varley'a threeecore-and- j
tenth birthday. She was a rich -widow, ,
childless, and with no known relations
save two gentlemen cousins.
Never was cousinly attachment more
beautifully illustrated, or cousinly jeal
ousy leas amiably exemplified, than in the
daily walk and conversation of these two
collateral kinsmen. They bestowed so
much affection on their common relative,
that they had none left to waste between
Both were several years younger than
the lady, with a fair prospect, according
to the course of nature, of surviving her;
and how to supplant each other in her
will, which she had at last begun to talk
seriously of making, was the problem
which at present engaged their at
tention. On the morning in question, when
Cousin Boger called to wish Cousin
Abigail the usual " many happy re
turns," he was not a little chagrined to
find Cousin Dick there before him.
However, he presented his annual gift,
and went through his annual speech
without missing a word ; and seeing
Tabby, the cousinly cat, perched snugly
on his rival's knee, by way of not being
outdone in cousinly attention, he took up
Pompey, the cousinly poodle, though
doers were his abomination. -- ,
44 Well, Cousin Abigail, -I hope your
health continues good," said Cousin
Boger, patting Pompey's head and glanc
ing suspiciously at tjousm uick, wnom
he devoutly wisned at Jericho. .
44 Not so good latterly as it has been.
The fact is," the old lady continued, 44 1
have been thinking seriously of sending
for Mr. Parker, with a view to settling
iny worldly affairs without delay."
44 Oh, there is no need of haste,
ooucin," broke in Didk ; "you have
many years before yon yet , mentally
adding, 44 What has possessed the old
ninny to put it off so long V
44 Well, well, I suppose there's no
hurry about it," said Cousin Abigail.
44 And yet," Cousin Boger ventured to
bint, 44 it is always well to be prepared;
none of us can tell the minute or the
hour, you know." - '
44 And, after all, calling in a lawyer is
not so serious a matter as calling in a
doctor," said Cousin Dick, facetiously.
The conversation was interrupted by
the entrance of a young and beautiful
girl, at whom Cousin Dick stared with a
surprised and troubled look.
44 Pardon me, ma'am," she said, in a
' voice remarkably sweet and gentle; 44 not
blowing you ' were engaged, I came to
see if you wished me, as usual, to read
to you to-day."
44 Presently, dear," Mrs., Varley an
swered, in a tone that plainly hinted her
-visitors would not be pressed to stay if
they offered to go.
After an awkward pause, the two cous-
iook mexr departure taigetuer.
44 Who is that girl ?" inquired Boger,
A , . , " 1... 1 1 I ,
as soon as they had reached the street.
44 You may well ask," said Cousin
Dick; and, stooping, he whispered some
thing in his companion's ear, at which
the latter started suddenly.
4 4 Good heaven! the resemblance is
- certainly striking. But v hat is to be
done ? Do you think the old Cousin
Abigail, I mean, suspects anything?"
44 Not yet, I think; but no time is to
be lost. I have a plan which it would
1 11 i , i. AT,
''And the two hurried rapidly along.
Mrs. Yarley had . occasionally found
tune hang heavy on her hands, and so
had advertised for a person to fill the
post of 44 companion " to an aged lady.
It was thus that Hester Darling had be
come an inmate of the house.
At as early an hour as was seemly on
the morning following that on which we
introduced them to the reader, Boger
and Dick again presented themselves bo
fore their cousin. ,
44 We have thought it oar duty, cousin
," began Dick.
" Onr txranden duty," put in Boger.
"As painful as it is imperative," Dick
44 To put you on your guard, ma'am,"
44 Against a deceitful and designing
person," exclaimed Dick. -
' Who is no better than she should
be I" shouted Boger, indignantly.
44 Upon my word, co us ins, I do no
comprehend a syllable you have utter ed, '
said Mrs. Yarley ; 44 nor shall I be likely
to if you both keep talking at once.
Come, Dick, yon seem least excited.
What is the meaning of all this f "
44 What means, may I venture to ask,"
said Dick, 44 did you take to ascertain
the character and antecedents of the
young woman at present sheltered be
neath your roof r"
" Why, none," replied the good lady.
"Her young and truthful face was re
eommendation enough on which to give
44 We have ascertained her to be a most
Abandoned creature," proceeded Dick,
apprise you of the discovery. : Should
she deny the accusation, we are prepared
with abundant proofs."
And the two cousins took their leave,
with an air of exalted virtue.
Mrs. Yarley was a lady of the strictest
propriety and severest morals. Much as
she pitied the poor and friendless girl,
she must be promptly freed from this
foul and dreadful charge, or cross her
threshold never to return. '.-
She went directly to Hester's chamber.
child, said Mrs. Yarley, in a determined,
: but not unkindly, tone.
' 44 Oh, madam, I pray yon pardon me ;
but I cannot, cannot tell it !
44 Then it has been one of shame and
guilt ". -uauieauu
44 For a time, of shame, madam," an
swered the young girL with flushed
, cheek, " but never of guilt."
What was it that caused Mrs. Yarley
to start so suddenly, and stagger half
5 fainting to a seat at Hester's dree-ine-table?
44 Who whose likeness is that?" she
exclaimed, in a scarce articulate voice
pointing to an open miniature on the
44 My mother's," Hester answered.
44 The you are Florence Marvin's
44 That was, indeed, my . mother's
; 44 More, you are the daughter of my
only brother, George Haywood, for Florence-Marvin
was his wife.'
With a stilled cry, she who had be
lieved herself alone and friendless in the
world, fell on her kinswoman's neck and
wept tears of mingled gladness and SOr
rOW. v-' w .
Her story, which Hester had refused
to confide to a stranger's ears, she now
wilLHy imparted to one from whom
fi it she had no longer a right to wih
hollitv ,,"r- --v
That her brother had ndanied in oppo
sition to her father's wishes, and had
been disinherited in consequence, was
already known to Abigail Yarley; but
what distant spot he had selected for his
home, and what had befallen him there,
she had never learned.
The story was sad enough:
After a few toilsome, but not unhappy,"
years for they were spent in the ldved
society of his wife and child a dire ca
lamity had fallen upon George Haywood.
crime. A network of circumstances' too
intricate for man's wit to disentangle en
vironed him, and he was condemned to
die. Ths stern judgment .was carried
into effect, and the executed murderer's
despised widow sought concealment for
herself and child in a change of place
and name. Long, long years afterward,
the truth was discovered; . but the judi
cial murder was passed among the
things irrevocable. The poor widow
died at last died broken-hearted, but
with one consolation she had lived
to see her husband's innocence vindi
cated, v t
44 And this, my poor child, is the shame
of which yon spoke V
' 44 My life has known no other."
Not many days after, Hester was sent
to one of Uie nrst seminaries in the land.
for she had yet time, enough to avail her
self of opportunities of culture hitherto
beyond her reach. Her aunt and she
kept their own counsel. Cousins Boger
and .Dick only knew that the object of
their solicitude had disappeared, and
probably congratulated themselves -on
the Buccess of their virtuous strata
After a time, Mr. Parker. Mr. Abi
gail's lawyer, was sent for; and after that
tne good lady seemed wonderfully re
vived in health and Piririta. At her next
. birthday, the prospect of 44 many happy
returns ' produced anything but a happy
effect on the two expectant cousins, who
began to think that, after all, the life-
tables were not infallible. But her tame
came at last, and,' within a decent period
after the sad event, Cousins Boger and
-UiCK were duly summoned to attend the
readinsr of Abimil Varlev'a wilL
They were a good deal startled at the
sight of their old enemy, the strange
Posr Tabby, as if seeking consolation
in her bereavement, leaped upon the
knee of her old friend Dick, who stroked
ner uacK; pathetically, but a little nerv
ously. Pompey, who took things more
philosophically, stretched himself out
for a snooze at the feet of Boger.
Mr. Parker, drawing from his pocket
the document, proceeded to read it. The
introduction was long and formal, isut,
narfc I there s something coming now.
44 To my cousin, Bichard Figgins '
Richard looked at Boger in triumph.
X give and bequeath
You could have heard both their hearts
44 In consideration of the natural
love and affection which I have long ob
served between them
Dick looked puzzled.
44 Mu favorite cat Tabby "
Dick gave Tabby a furious stroke the
44 And no more of my estate."
With a fling that betokened a most
emphatic renunciation of the legacy.
"j Tabby was sent mewing and spitting to
the farthest corner of the room.
44 To my cousin, Boger Smith " ..
It was Roger's turn to triumph.
44 In consideration of the natural
love and affection "
Boger began to feel suspicious.
. 44 1 give and bequeath my dog
Pompey, and no more of my estate."
With a violent kick, Pompey was sent
spinning after the cat ; and the fear of
her who had so long kept -' the peace be
tween them heing no longer before their
eyes, the pent-up enmity of years found
vent in an uproarious fight, in the noise
of which the voice of the old lawyer was
almost drowned ; but the words, 44 res
and residue of my estate niece, Hester
Haywood," were sufficiently audible,
and Cousins Dick and Boger stayed to
hear no 'more. .
THE KIMBLE BAKK-KOTE.-
The following amusing scene, which
occurred recently in an American family,
will be found not uninteresting. The
chief role is played by money, the prime
mover in such affairs. An eye-witness
recites the occurrence in the following
One evening that I took tea with a
friend of mine, while we were seated at the
table, Mr. Baker, my friend's husband,
while absently feeling is his vest-pocket,
found a five-dollar note which he had no
recollection of putting there.
44 Halloa !" he exclaimed, 44 that is ho
place for you. I should have you put in
my pocket-book. Here, wife, don t you
want some ready money?" and he threw
the note across the table to her.
44 Many thanks," she replied;
44 money is always acceptable, although
I have no present need of it." She
folded the note and put . it under the
edge of the tea-tray, and then proceeded
to pour out the tea and attend to the
wants of her guests.
At her right sat Mrs. Easton or Aunt
Susan, whom-we all knew as an ac
quaintance who, from time to time, spent
a week with Mrs. Baker. Her visit was
just at an end, and she was about to re
turn home that evening. -
As Mrs;: Baker was pouring out her
tea, it occurred to her that she was in
her aunt's debt for certain small matters,
sad when she had the opportunity, she
pushed the note under her plate, saying:
44 Here, aunty, take tins five dollars in
part payment oi my debt." .
44 Very well," she replied; 44 but the
money does not ' belong, to me. I owe
you $15j"my dar Grace, which you lent
me last Saturday v I had to pay the taxes
on my little house and had not the ready
money, and Grace lent it to me," ex
claimed Aunt Suaan. - - r
Grace, an orphan, was a cousin to
Mrs. Baker. -She and her brother Frank
boarded with her, and made a very pleas
ant addition to the family circle. She
was studying music, and her brother was
clerk in a mercantile establishment.
As soon as Aunt Susan received the
note, she handed it to Grace, saying :
- y 44 1 will give you this now on account,
and the rest as soon asl get it." ; - ,:
44 All .right," answered Grace, laugh
ing 4 4 and since we all seem in the humor
of paying our debts, I will follow suit.
Frank, I owe you'? something for' music
you bought, me j here is part of it," and
she threw the bank-note across the tea-'
table to her brother, who sat opposite.
We were all highly amused to see how
the note wandered around the table.
44 This is wonderful note," said Mr.
Baker ; 44 1 only wish, somebody owed
me something and" I owed somebody
something,' so that I might come into
the ring. -."..(:. v -,
yw said Frank.?-44 1 owe Mrs.
Bake,r S JoOf it's all the same for my
board J herewith pay you part of it."
Amid general laughter, Mr. Baker took
the note, and playfully threw it again to
his "wife,, saying : "' -
" Itg yours again, Imcy, because what
belongs to me belongs to you. It has
completed - the round, and-we have' all
had the benefit of it". ,. - ; , '
"Andnowit most go around again,"
replied she, gayly. " I like to see mone-y 1
viiumuw , w buvuau .iicim Hue. - Allnl
Susan, you take it i Now". I
yon ten dollars." . - . -, .
uear V-irace, nere is another five 1nl-
lars on my accpunt," said Aunt Susan,
handing it to Grace. 1 '
44 And you, Frank, have received t
dollars for the music you bought me "
imii j jit iaj uer Droiner.
"And I .pay yon ten-, dollars or my
board, he continued, and the note once
more rested in Mr. Baker's hands.
The exchanges were cinick as thnncrlif
-an wo were convulsed with laughter.
li, TIT iL, - . . .
loierw ever so wonuenui an ex
change?" exclaimed Grace. "
44 It's all nonsense t" cried Mr. Baker.
44 Not in the least"
44 It's all quite right"
44 Certainly." said Frank: 44 when fha
money belonged to you, you could dis
pose of it as you would; I have the same
right; it is a fair kind of exchange,
though very uncommon." ; j
44 It shows the use of money," said j
Aunt Susan; 44 it makes the circuit of
the world and brings its value to every
one who touches it" ;
44 And this note 'has not finished its
work yet as I will show, you, my dear
husband, if you will give it to me again,"
said Mrs. Baker. j
44 1 present yon with this five-dollar
note," said Mr. Baker. !
44 And I give it to you, Aunt Susan I
owed you fifteen dollars, and I have paid
my debt" i
44 You have, my dear friend, without
doubt; and now, my dear Grace, I pay
you my indebtedness, with many thanks
for your assistance." . : :
44 1 take it with thanks. Aunt Susan,"
replied Grace; 44 and now the time has
come when this wonder-working, this in
exhaustibly rich bank-note must be di
vided,, because I do not owe Frank five
dollars more. How much have I to pay
44 Two dollars and sixty-two cents,"
44 Can you change it ?" . -
44Iiet' me see; two thirty -eight-r-yes,
there is the change; the spell is broken,
Grace, and you and I divide the spoils."
44 This bank-note beats all I ever saw.
How much has it paid? Let us count
up," said Grace. 44 Mrs. Baker gave
Aunt Susan fifteen dollars, which Aunt
Susan gave me; I gave Frank twelve dol
lars and sixty-two cents; Frank gave Mr.
Baker ten dollars altogether fifty-two
dollars and sixty-two cents."
' 44 It's all nonsense, I tell you," cried
Mr. Baker, again; 44 you all owe each
other what you owed before."
44 You are deceived, my dear, by the
rapid, unbroken race this little sum has
made; to me it is as clear as daylight,"
replied Mrs. Baker.
"It is all nonsense. . How could the
note which you gave Mrs. Baker, if noth
ing to me or to you, be divided between
us two ?" asked Grace. I
Mr. Baker did not seem to see it very
clearly, but the others did, and they
often relate this little, history for the
amusement of their friends.
What Did He Meant
Old Mr. Throop, up on Eighth street,
is as good as he is corpulent and has a
way of singing hymns in soft under
tones as he goes along the street Yes
terday morning he was picking his way
along the slippery grade down Division
street, singing as usual, and he just
. finished the line : 44 A charge to keep I
have," when he felt a terrible concussion,
and the air was full of. hats and . spec
tacles and handkerchiefs and Arctic over
shoes, and old Mr. Throop blended his
hymn into 44 Dog gone the diddledy dad
bmged infernal old trap to the gol dinged
Pikes." And of all the people who
helped . him up and . handed him his
things,' not one could tell what he meant
by those remarkable phrases, and we
don't believe.he knew himself. J3urling
ton Hawkeye. - . .
' Self-Made Men.
Columbus : was a weaver; Franklin a
journeyman printer. Sixtus Y. was em
ployed in herding swine. Ferguson and
Burns were plowmen. iEeop was a
slave; Hogarth an engraver on pewter
pots. Ben Johnson was a bricklayer.
Porson was the son of a parish clerk.
Akenside was the son of a butcher; so
wa$ Wolsey. Cervantes was a common
soldier. Halley was the son of a soap
boiler. Arkwright was a baker; Belzoni
the son. of a barber. Blackstone and
Southey were the sons of linen drapers;
Crabbe a fisherman's son; Keats the son
of a livery stable keeper. Buchanan was
a farmer; Canova the son of a mason.
Capt Cook-began his ; career as a cabin
boy. Haydn was the son of a wheel
wright Hogg was a shepherd. .
Couldn't Do It.
A prisoner at the Police Court called
an acquaintance the other, day to swear
to his general good reputation, and when
the man had taken the! stand the lawyer
asked : v . r
" Are you acquainted with the pris
oner's reputation ?"
44 Yes, sir." , . - j,: - ,
44 Arid do you swear that it is good?"
44 No, I can't replied the man after a
moment's thought " I won't swear to
the reputation of - any man who sits in
his house and blows a brass horn all day
and half the night " j ; "
And he stepped down.' Detroit Pree.
Press. s ''! - ' '.-' . -
Groans of Birds sad Beasts. '
Birds and other animals, when collect
ed in numbers' together, have curious
tecnnicu names appueo, to them. t is
right to say : - . -
A core? ef Putridgca,
A east of Hawka,
A trip of nrttreh,
A herd of Swine, .
A ekttUe of fossa, "
' A pack of Wolves,
A drove of Oxen,
A sounder at Hoga,
A. troop of Monkeys,
A pride of Lions, -A
A shoal of Herrings,
A swarm of Bees..
A Bide of Pheamnta, '
A wisp of Snipe,
A bevy of QaaiUQ
A flight of Dove or Snwlloi,
A muster oi racoeu,
A siege of Herona
A building of Books, ;
A brood of Grmwe,
A plump of Wild Fowl,
Astandot Plovers, : '
A watch of Nightingales; ,
A clattering of Choughs,
Firry Thousand DoijjAbs Worth of
Damages vx . Ikitiatiok. Margaret
Lamadrid has filed a petition in the
Common Pleas- Ckmrt Louisvule, Ky.f
in a suit against the Daniel Boone lxdge,
Knights .of Fvthiasv! claiming $50,000
damages, for the alleged death, of her
husband. In her petition the plaintiff
states that on the" 25th of March, 1874,
her husband - was Initiated into the
Daniel Boone Lodge, and during the in
itiatory ceremonies received ; mjuries
which resulted in his I death oh the 1st of
April of the samo year. " , '
r ... .... , t: - ; "v- '-,:':. ::. .-
.An okl iarraer "recently burchased,
some sweet oil in a drug store in Colum
bus, Ga., and being asked if there was
44 nothing else," he laid several packages
on the oounter, held ixp a hand with sev
eral strings tied on the fingers and- said:
44 Lat's seel That red cord is for the
bar soap; that rag is if or a broom; that
blue cord is for a oalieo dress; that braid
means four pounds i of sugar, and this
other string is for- sweet oiE- No, noth
ing more.". - - N t -v
- A vxrpiXt in" a public school in Kritz.
town. Pa., itews revolver 6a one of the
teachers, and fired. UiThe ball lodged in
Sew York Fashions.
" SPRING BOSKBTS.
Openings of millinery at exclusive
houses settle all vexed questions and de
cide details about bonnets. .The absence
of all ornaments such as jet or filigree is
remarked, and scarcely a yard of lace is
used. Trimmings consist entirely of
flowers, gTos grain, and the various new
ribbons. Of the last; serge ribbon, soft
and-finely twilled, is the " choice with
fashionable milliners. Brocaded scarfs
are rich and effective, but they have been
so largely imported that they will proba
bly become common. There are no
more monotone bonnets: . The chip is of
one color, the ribbon another, the face
trimming a third, and the flowers are
several different colors. Cream white,
pale yellow, and poppv red prevail, and
they are 'associated with other colors in
ways that form odd and new contrasts.
Of twelve hats designed by Yirot for a
New York milliner, not one was withost
a touch of scarlet somewhere.
The shape that promises to secure fa
vor is that with a wide halo brim and
large crown. The brim is turned up
broadly above the forehead, and slopes
narrower on the sides and back. Chip
bonnets of this shape' have a full face
trimming and a rouleau that extends un
der the entire brim, even crossing the
back, and holding it out from the hair.
Much of the style of the bonnet depends
upon this roll under the brim, and it
also adds to the comfort of the wearer,
as such bonnets, when properly placed
on the head, fit so trimly that an elastic
for ' holding them on is almost superflu
ous. The hair must be dressed close to
the head, and very softly, dispensing
with " topsies and other hard hlling
for braids. Ladies just, returned from
Paris wear a long and wide Catogan
braid, tied by a bow above the nape of
the necK ; their front hair is fully frizzed,
and all finger puffs are abandoned. The
new bonnet is then set snugly on the
head, neither too far forward nor back,
and the effect is excellent Two long
streamers of white tulle, each a yard
long and three-eights of a yard wide, are
put on the back of the bonnet and tied
under the chin ; these are the only strings
seen. As we have already said, the
trimming is massed high in front, and
does not always surround the crown.
Black Chantilly lace bonnets are made
over new frames that give the appear
ance of having a very shallow crown
resting on a face trimming nearly three
inches deep. Tins face trimming is a
mass of small white flowers, such as
dwarfed daisies or button-roses; a brown
bird nestles on the lace crown.
. White chip bonnets to wear with black
or with dark colored suits have two or
three colors in the trimming, and much
black velvet. Pale blue and buff serge
ribbon, the deepest green with cream-
color, and pearl or French gray with
poppy red, are seen together. Pictur
esque hats for the country are very large.
A novelty just introduced is the neck
tie of black or of white tulle, with square
or with pointed ends, embroidered with
floss, and dotted with tiny white silk
buttons; price $2.75.
Jiicru batiste neck-ties are new, and in
favor for wearing with black and very
dark colored suits. The ends are wrought
with ringlish .embroidery; price $1.75,
There are also white Swiss muslin ties.
with ends of English embroidery, sold
for the same price.
New - Byron collars and square cuffs
are of sheer white linen, with their
scalloped edges daintly wrought with
navy blue, Turkey red or black. Accom
panying these, and sold as part of the
set, are thin white muslin neck-ties tied
in a bow in front and wrought to match
the collar and undersleeves. Price $4.50
for the set C.
All imported collars now have the
neck-tie to -match. There are -English
collars of linen, with a half -inch border
of bias striped percale and a small flower
wrought in color in the turned-over cor
ners. These have sheer muslin ties also
edged with percale and embroidery, and
likewise cuffs. The three pieces cost
New veils are of black thread not dotted
with the tiniest buttons, and wrought in
scallops and vines on the lower edge.
They cost $3.75 a yard. Plain tulle (not
dotted) edged with a . vine is $2.75.
White tulle veils are fashionable with
dressy carriage toilets, but are in bad
taste with plain street dress. ' These are
lately imported with pearl beads dotting
them. The tulle is a yard wide, and
costs $4 a yard ; three-eighths of a yard
is sufficient for a mask veil. Harper's
Why a Chll Lores Sugar.
The craving of children for sweets is
well known to be one of the most im
perious of their appetites. It has refer
ence probably to that ceaseless activity
which especially characterizes the age of
childhood. - It may be that sugar per
forms in their system the part enacted by
the ; fatty substance in the bodies of
adults. As it undergoes , oxidation is
burnt up, circulating with the blood it
may be the source of the power which
enables them to keep in motion fron
morning' to night Besides this it is
known that it renders "easier and more
perfect ' the digestion of the albuminous
food upon which their growth depends.
In respect to these offices it is, therefore,
nearly essential to their well being. And
yet how strong, for generations, has
been the prejudice against sugar ! Under
what difficulties, and in the face of what
discouragements and protests, have our
children obtained the luxury. Prof.
Palmer. -, ' ' ;'-..
A' Formality Complied With.
In Augusta - no 'provisions have-been
made this winter for feeding and lodging
tramps. ' A vagabond went into a police
station and wanted to sleep there : '
44 We only lodge . prisoners," said the
&ageant behind the desk. ;
44 Yon only lodge, prisoners," replied
the vagabond meditatively. -.. . :
44 That's alL was the reply ; 44 you've
got to steal something or assault some
body, or something of that kind." '-.
44 I've got to assault somebody, or
something of that kind," again repeated
the vagabond,, thoughtfully. Then he
reached 'across the- desk with his long
arm, and knocked the Sergeant off his
stool, saying, as the officer got np with
his hand to his eye, 44 Give me as good a
bed as you kin, Sergeant, 'cause I don't
feel very well, to-night .Pprftantf (Afe.)
Argus, i ? . ; ' -
GETtrsra Dbunk at Homb. The ques
tion, as . to whether a landlord may get
drunk in his own house came before the
Magistrate at the Dudley Police Court,
in England, the ether day, when a pubJ
lican named Smith was charged with
being drunk on his own premises. It
appeared from the evidence of a police
constable that on paying a visit to the
establishment of which Smith is the pro
prietor,, at half -past two in the morning,
he found the house open, but no one
there except the defendant, .who was very
drunk a&d abusive. ; f it wes urged on be
half of the defendant that the words of
the act, 44 any person found drunk,"
did not apply to landlords. The Magis
trate dismissed the case. -
A Terrible Fight.
A terrfhlA fio-ht between a man and a !
bull-dog took place near Glasgow, Scot
land, a short time since, the circum :
stances of which go to show how human
intelligence can debase itself, not to the
level of the brute creation, but far below
that standard. It is said that such en
counters are by no means uncommon in
that neighborhood, a statement which we
sincerely trust is incorrect -
xt seems that two men, thww uomra
e Daniel Shields and Donald Dum-
barty, met at a drinking saloon, when
the latter commenced to boast of the
pluck and powers generally of a dog
which he owned, of the boll species.
Shields, who was excited by liquor, de
clared that he could whip the dumb ani
mal with nothing "but his fists. Dum-
barty very much douhtea inai, nu oi
f ered to bet a gallon of whisky that he
could not ' The talk upon the subject
grew warmer and warmer, until several
others joined in the matter, and a formal
bet as above was arranged. No time,' it
was declared, was like the present time,
and so the fight, it was resolved, should
come off at once. Dumbarty went home
for his dog, while all the interested par
ties adjourned to a secluded spot not far
away. Here an arena was marked out,
and the preliminaries arranged in the
most formal manner, the rules of -the
prize ring being adopted, the same as
though two pugilists were to conttrd for
superiority in sparring.
It was not loner before Dumbarty ap
peared with his dog, a medium-sized
ftnimnl which he held in restraint until
the word was given, when he released
him and set the uni'mal at Shields. The
latter stood alone in the middle of the
ring, and the dog, seeming to understand
perfectly what was expected of him,
leaped forward and sprang at Shields'
throat, but was received in mid-air with
a blow straight from the shoulder, taking
him between his throat and jaw with
uch force as to send the dog high in the
air and over the heads of the bystanders.
An opening was made in the ring, and
the dog rushed back toward Shields.
This time the man was the attaching
party, and meeting the animal before he
could spring upon him from the ground,
Shields kicked him with his heavy bip
gan shoes, so as to send him once moe
like a foot-ball into the air, and, as was
afterward found, breakinsr one of the
animal's ribs.- But the dog never uttered
aery. Jie was 44 grit all through.
The instinct of the animal now taught
him caution, and in place of springing
recklessly at his enemy a third time, he
came forward cautiously, and watched
his chance to spring upon Shields with
out exposing himself to the same sort of
catastrophe which he had experienced.
If he could once fix his jaws upon the
man's body that was his natural game.
This time the dog jump&d on the one
side and the other, avoiding the ap
proach of Shields, until by a sudden
movement he jumped forward 'and fixed
his teeth in the upper part of the mans
hip. Xt was a terrible grip, and bull
dogs are proverbial for holding ou when
they once get their laws nxed upon an
enemy. The man had a big quid of
tobacco in his mouth, and by bending
down his head succeeded in expectorat
ing nearly half a gill of . the strongest
kind of tobacco saliva through the dog s
jaws into his throat at the same time
seizing one of the fore-paws, biting it
through so as to nearly sever it from
the limb. The tobacco-juice' nearly
choked the animal to death, to say noth
ing of his paw, the most sensitive part of
a dog s body, and he slunk away. .
It was. none too soon, for Shields was
bleeding profusely from 'the frightful
wound in his thigh, some artery having
been severed, and he soon became par
tially insensible. - He was conducted to
the hospital, and properly resuscitated
by surgical aid. It was a pretty costly
gallon of whisky for the winner. -
A Good Precept Well Told.
The following ingenious arrangement
of a sentence is taken from the Carolina
Sentinel April 4, . 1818. It may be read
in over two thousand ways without alter
ing the original words, by beginning at
the letter K, which will be found in the
center of the diamond :
v i v e ;
e v i 1& t n t& 1 i v a
v i U t nen ti 1 1t
e v i 1 & tnepent&l ive
evi lasnepepenssi i
e v il&tnepent&l ive
-t t i It tnentll ire
mi litil ire
v i 1 i v e
e v i v
A Cardinal In America as Anomaly. '
- It cannot be denied that a Cardinal in
New York will be in a very anomalous and
uncomfortable position. There will be
nobody with whom he can associate on
equal terms. His rank is that of a
Prince, and he must be addressed as his
Eminence. His costume, which he must
of necessity wear, , will subject him to
constant observation. Even in London,
Cardinal Wiseman found himself un
pleasantly conspicuous, although he was
surrounded by princes and nobles. But
Cardinal McCloskey will be wholly seg
regated from all social surroundings, and
set apart in his splendid trappings. He
will be a most picturesque personage
when he goes out for an airing or to an
evening party, clad in- a complete suit of
scarlet even - scarlet stockings, shoes,
and hat and the wheels of his carriage
must correspond in color. ' The bra-ad-trimmed
red hat, with its immense tas
sels, which typifies the sacred office of
the Cardinal, is only worn on official oc
casions; snd for ordinary purposes a red
velvet hat without ' any - brim, - is the
usual covering on an Eminence. -Independent.
- ' v . ..-',., ' , ,
A Washington letter-writer says of the
two New York Senators : ' 44 The most
striking and engaging Of the new "ae
quaintanoea is Kernan of New York. I
hate to admit it but if truth does not
prevail in the correspondents'- gallery
where' shall the weary seek it ? , New
York possesses the two fine-looking men
of the Senate-: If common repute be not
a jade, that State is likely to also own
the two ..chieftains of the body. , Conk
ling's mastery of the radical side is un
disputed. He is the big, bright, hand
some boy on the back forms, and the re
maining Republicans are his abject tags.
Keman comes accredited with the ability
which should give him the control of the
opposition. He has all of Conklihg's
strong points, with genialty added. . It
is odd that the ' comcidanoe " hunters
do not dwell more upon, the fact that
New York, largest and gr&tdest of com
monwealths, furnishes the two powerful
men of the Senate, and picks them both
from a small inland city Utica whose
population covers in the neighborhood of
only 30,000." . .;
Thb Mayor of Philadelphia has pro-'
It is a coincidence, perhaps, that the
two men who were elected Vice-Presi
dents when Mr. Lincoln was elected Pres
ident Hannibal ' Hamlin and Andrew
3 ohnson are nov members of the Senate.
It is stated that the friends rf ex-
Senator Patterson, of New . Hampshire.
are about to take steps to vindicate him
in Aln44A X 1.1 ti ... -1-.. li .
" tcuuuu vsj uie v-retut-iu.o oiuer matier.
Some new facts have come to light eon-
nrzmng tne assertion of his entire inno
Thukiow Weed has been interviewed
by a correspondent of the Cincinnati JJn
quirer on the Presidential prospects for
1876.-" He is reported to have said :
44 Your party (Democratic) might obtain
the power in 1876 if it had good leaders.
I can't, however, discover any within
Chicago Tribune? 44 When A;" J. and
B. B. heard of the Hon. J. Proctor
Knott's lecture on 4 The Model States
man,' a blush suffused their cheeks, and
they looked at each other with that be
nevolent expression which often ac
companies conscious but modest supe
riority." . , .
The act under which the North Caro
lina Constitutional Convention is to be
elected requires everjf delegate to bind
himself by oath not to help incorporate
in the new instrument any clause impair
ing the operation of .the Thirteenth,
Fourteenth -or Fifteenth Amendments to
tke- Federal Constitution,' or the recon
struction acts, nor any provision looking
to payment for emancipated slaves, or in
any way recognizing the rebel debt or
abridging the term of office of any of the
present State officers. . -
During the Senatorial coatest in West
Virginia, Maj. Hotchkiss, of Staunton,
made a sensible speech. He said :
44 Gentlemen If no one will make a
speech I will, and I will stop when I get
done. Citizens of West Virginia, if you
would-all take the same interest hi devel
oping the resources of your country by
opening your rich mines, cultivating the
soil, improving your stock and cultivat
ing habits of industry, that you take
hunting pubUc offices for yourselves or
friends, you would soon have one of the
first and best States in the Union." .
Ths Washington correspondent of the
New York Oraphie, writes : 44 Speaker
Blaine is a large-sized, determined,
t healthy, muscular m"i, and the back hair
of the clerks who sat in front of him is
filled with chips that flew from the bodies
. of bis ivory mallets. He always preserved
order when he started to do it, for he
meant business if the desk had to go. He
was a model apeaier, for he never got
tired. He loved .his neighbor, for he al
ways told him to sit down when he should
know enough to sit down and stop talking
loud, and in this consisted good advice
that was appreciated." -. v
Frogs, toads and serpents never take
any food but that which they are satis
fied is alive.
When & bee, wasp or hornet stings it
is nearly always at the expense of its life.
Serpents are so . tenacious of life that
they will live for six months and longer
Turtles dig holes in the sea shore and
bury their eggs, covering them up to be
hatched by the sun. ; - ' '
Lobsters are very pugnacious, and
fight severe battles. If they lose a claw
another grows out '
Naturalists say that a single swallow
will devour 6,000 flies in a day.
The tarantula of Brazil is nothing more
nor less than an enormous spider.
- A single codfish produces more than a
million of eggs in a season.
A whale suckles its young, and is there
fore not a fish ! The mother's affection
Toads become torpid in winter, and
hide themselves, taking no food for five
or six months. -
Serpents of all species shed their skins
annually like sea-crabs and lobsters.
Turtles and tortoise have their skele
tons partly outside, in place of within
It is believed that crocodiles live to be
hundreds of years old. The Egyptians
In South America there is a prolific
honey-bee which has not been furnished
with a. sting.
In the darkest night fishes pursue their
usual movements the same as by day
light. - ...
Serpents never feed upon anything but
animal food which they themselves put
Seals are as intelligent as dogs, and
can be trained to perform many triaks
like them. '
The head of the rattlesnake has been
known to inflict a fatal wound after being
severed from the body.
If the eye sf a newt is put out, an
other perfect one is soon supplied by
rapid growth. - ?
Fishes have no eyelids, and necessarily
sleep with their eyes .open.
Alligators fall into a lethargic sleep
during the winter season like the toad.
The power of serpents -to charm birds
and small quadrupeds is a well authenti
cated fact - -. ,'
There are agricultural ants in Texas
that ; actually plant grain,; and reap and
store the harvest f . '" :" - ;
Quaint Picture of the , Capital
Maryland.' - V
For a hundred and -eighty years Anna
polis has been the capital of Maryland.
Its social glories are -not so much of the
days of the cavaliers as of those of pow
dered , wigs, knee breeches, and three
cornered hats,- e when the gentry of the
province made; the ..little capital their
winter residence, and their - wives-; and
daughters on festive occasions exBhanged
stately greetings . with the assembled
company in towering , head-dresses, lus
trous BbUns, -and rich brocades, or trod
a measure in the danos to the thununing'
t t. T .a xi . .
ui uio uaEpDwuoms ouu uie Bpumeroe.
We confess we- Ahave a liking : for our
'quaint- little- capital, with its-' streets
radiating from inner circles like the ribs
of a lady's fan. It is our only remaining
relic of colonial times, with its great
mansions and its aquat,low-bvowed houses
that repose within their shadows. It is
a bit of the old world transplanted to the
banks of tae Severn. Its prevailing
aspect is that of decayed gentility. Its
choicest annals are reminiscences told by
the winter fireside, or after tea, and be
fore tables are set for whist A few an
cient gentlewomen, proud of their line
age, still make it their abiding place, and
live, as it were, on the traditions of the
past. Their genealogical knowledge is
as minute as it is - wonderful. It is pi
quant too, if you want to know 44 who's
who," where they 'came from, whom they
uprang irom, na wneujer tne pot was
earthenware pr porcelain, they can tell
you, 'tod can describe: with particularity
oi circumstance the process of tzansfor-
' Thxbb are in circulation in Nevada $20
pieces .that. are. from f 5 to short Thfcse
pieces have been split and a quantity oi
gold gouged out of the center.
THE GOAT AND TIE UORSB.
BT JOHJf O. BAXC.' t ' '
A Onat who tent's raviahed'ear '
A Fiddle's harmony to hear -
The while unoonaoloaaly hia feet
The viol's measurea gaily beat.
Unto s Harm, who near him stood, -
8o rapt be quite forgot his food ,
In the sweet music of the hour,
(Snoh waa the player's wondrous power!).
Thai when the witahins- strains were done-
A boastful monologue begun : ,
44 My honest neighbor.. do you know
When or came the Bounds that charmed us SOT
The viol which so sweetly aings
Owes all its music to the ttritutl ' .
And those aame strings be pleased to note- .
Came from the bowejs of a Ooatl
(A mate of mine you may haveaeen '
With me upon the village green ;
Where, aide by aide, we used to play
Through many a pleasant aummer'a day,
And who can tell, my worthy friend, -But
,eome happy day, may lend - -The
like assistance to the art
Which has such power to charm the heart.?"
4!-True !" said the Kay ; " but not alone
Are strings required to give the tone -The
viol boasts ; pray, do not I
From my long tau the hairs supply
With wiiich-tue Bo ao deftly brings
The music from the stupid strings t
" The cost to me la surely small ;
A little fright no pain at all.) -Then,
for the pleasure that I giva
I have my payment while I lire
In oonoioua pride; while you, lnatesj,
Must wait for yours "till you are dead !" '
Borne authors thus, who vainly strive,
For fame while they are yet alive,
-Write on, in htpe that after death
Their works may win applauding breath -
Fitta and Point.
The ugliest hood ever worn Falser
crockery 44 The cup that.
He that can keep his temper is better
that he that can keep a carriage.
' A XJXTUE trade with profit is better
than a great concern at a loss; a small fire
that Warms you is better than a largo
fire that burns you. v -
Ths gay and festive young gentlemer
noticed in . the streets with their hair
trimmed in the cool summer style have
to use a buzz-saw to part in the middle.
No statue that the rich man placed os
tentatiously in his windows is to be com
pared to the little expectant face press
ing against the window pane, watching
for his father, when his day's occupation
is done. . ,
Skbezeso is very seldom heard in par-,
lors now, after the old folks have retired,,
for lovers bear in mind the receipt givenv
by Dr. Brown -Sequard that sneezing
can always ' be stopped by pressing the
upper hp and act accordingly.
Thb Columbia (Tenn.) Herald and:
17 brogan. If that negro should deter
mine to make the tour of New England,.
Rhode Island would find her only safety
in crawling under a fifty-gallon sugar
kettle. Cincinnati Commercial.
Foot Worth (Tex) Democrat r
44 Some hunters and land speculators
rioting . across Grand Prairie, north of
town, a few days ago, discovered a mi
rage. It looked like a huge fire, with
horses, fences, etc., and cattle moving,
about through the smoke and flames.
The sight is described as being grand,
Enthusiastic youth 44 How awfly
beautaf ly your sister sings, Mr. ODowd t
now awf ly vividly sue recalls to one s
mind the a- the the Chiaja, you know
and Vesuvius and the deep blue
Italian sky!" Mr. . O'Dowd 44 Ah T
thin doesn t she, sor t Ye've been in
Italy, sor ?" Enthusiastic .youth 44 A
a a h n no ! ' Mr. OrDowd 4 4 No.
more have Oi ! No more has me sister 1"
Punch. ; . . . " v (
. 4ths biotbsb's dkcduok.
If I had an eagle's wings,
How grand to sail the aky 1
But I should drop to earth
If I heard my baby cry,
Ify baby, my darting, -
If I were a splendid queen.
With a crown to keep in place, -
Would it do for a little wet mouth
To rub all over my face T
Mybaby, my darling,
Mliza 8. Turner.
If I'd had a two-year old club,
That night when I came home
r'; And found our child in the tub
Locked up in the house alone,
- I'd have gone for you. -
- Old Turner .
Facts for the Million.
To cubs scratches in horses, wash the
legs with warm, strong soapsuds, and
then with beef brine.
If von have been nickinc or hand lino-
acid fruits and have stained your hands-,
wash them in clear water, wipe them
lightly, and, while they are yet moist,
strike a match and shut your, hands,
around it so as to catch the smoke, and
the stain will disappear.
Clbaniko OniCfcOTH. Oilcloth . , is.
ruined by the application of lye -soap; as.
the lye eats the cloth, and after being
washed it should be wiped perfectly dry,,
or the dampness will soon rot it If laid
down where the sun will shine on it.
much, it will be apt to ' stick fast to ths
floor, unless paper be laid under it '
DxcAT of the teeth is really ctvused'bv
their being dissolved by acids generated
in the mouth by the decomposition" of
small particles of food. .It is clear, there
fore, that the only method of preventinc-
this ia to apply the brash immediately'
after every meaL Soap ..is the best sub
stance to use on the brush, though it is-."
advisable occasionally to use a rather
rough powder of some kind to keep the
teem in onmant poii&a.
Ijjscbxptioss ..'ok... Ou Coras 7e
glean from an old magazine a method by
which iaMeriptidns: nearly obliterated by
age and wear from old silver coins may
be rendered visible. It is stated to bo
one which was adopted at the mint when.
some very-' old silver coins had been
withdrawn ' froni circulation, and it eon-'
Stated of; placing the coin upon a piece-
of red-hot iron a poker would do by:
which, means the inscription was made to
assme a greenish hue, .whereby it be
caQe readable.,.;- , " .
To. Pbesebvb Books. A few drops of
any kind of perfumed . oil will secure
books and manuscripts from the deterio
rating effects of mold and damp. The
species of leather so extensively used by
bookbinders owes its powers of with
standing1 the effects of these dee tractive
agents to the tar of the- birch tree
.betula alba.' The preserving of books-
written on papyrus and parchment by
means of perfumed oils was known to the
ancients. The Romans made use for
tius purpose of the oil of cedar. The
best oil for .tha$ purpose now known is
the oil of yellow sandalwood.
Curious Facts. An Italian physiolo
gist says that if a small quantity of strong,
liquor of ammonia be injected into the
skin tissues of a dead body, it causes no
change and exhibits no effects so far as
color is concerned. But in the . Uving
body and even where, the patient its-
JvLnJ 'lio nmnMlnrH causes a defi
nite spot or patch of a deep red color,,
verging occasionally on a purple tint
This test adds another to the many al
ready advocated with a view to ascertain
if death, really has taken place. Ita sim
plicity at any -rate commends it to thei
attention of physiologists.