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KxdXVii.T.K. Sept. 27. Col. 1). M. Nel
son, son of T. A. 11. Nelson, ot the Sti
jre:ni! ("ourt, shot and killed Gen. J. II.
'Clinton, of Alabama, this evening, in a
' personal recoil M e.
Xkw Yokk. Sept. 27. The Treasury ad
vertises to sell two millions dollars of
ijold to-inorrou. There is much anxiety
as to whether tin; Secretary will continue
the .policy ol selling in access of the
Syk.u'i sk, Sept. 27. In the Republican
Convention, in the evening session, the
committee on contested seals reported
sut lining the action ol" the State Com
mittee i i reorganizing the party in New
York city, declaring that the organization
which is lias established is the regular and
only Republican organization in the city,
and di''octing that the Committee; perfect
and consolidate said organization. The
report continued: "That for the purpose
of proinoti'u: harmony in the Republican
party both delegations from New York be
'admitted to the Convention, with the tight
to east half ot one vote, aud each of the
said delegations shall present three Re
publicans as members of the State Com
mittee, but no person shall be presented
who holds odiee under the present State
or municipal governments or receives
profit or emoluments therefrom." When
the words in order to promote harmony
in the Republican parly. "? were read,
there weie cries ol 'Oh V and laughter
from all parts of the house.
The minority committee reported a res
olution in ia'vor ot the admission of the
delegation headed by Horace Greeley.
Nine cheers were given with great enthu
siasm. Cheers were also given for Gram,
Senators Coukling and Teuton. :
After a sharp debate the majority re
port was adopted, admitting both delega
tions lroiu New York, and making provi
sion lor perfecting a similar organization
Mr. Lucy, of New York cily, stated
that his delegation would not accept these
terms, and would retire from the Conven
tion. The announcement was received
with repeated cheers.
.Mr. Sherman, ol St. Lawrence, announc
ed that delegates from, the First District cf
St. Lawrence would also withdraw from
the Convention. Loth lists of delegates
from New York were then read.
(it'll. Sharp said that one delegation had
. loyally responded, and the other having
1 -ft the hall, he moved that the one re
maining be allowed to cast a full vote.
A. R? Spencer said that the delegation
had left in anger, lie hoped the motion
would be withdrawn, so as they may re
consider their action.
Mr. Sharp withdrew the motion, ami the
'Convention adjourned until nine a.m., to- .
Wouciii'STF.R, (Mass.) Sept. 27. The
Vote oil candidate for Gorvernor has just
been declared. Win. J. Washburne is
nominated by a vote of 0RJ to 4(M for
liuller. The scene was indescribable.
Cheer after cheer rent the air. Wash
burne men are in all parts of the hall con
gratulating each other, while little was
seen or heard of Lutler men. Gen. But
ler declares that he accepts the action of
the Convention as final, and agrees to
stand by the result. His statement was
received with cheers on the Uoor, but lit
tle demonstration in the galleries, where
Butler's friends had been very demonstra
tive during the day.
New Yokk, Sept. 28. Special accounts
represent that the opening scenes ol the
Syracuse Republican Convention were of
the most shameful character. One report
stated that when the delegates gathered be
fore the hall they found the doors barred,
bolted and guareded by several policemen
obstructing the entrance. The cry was at
once set up that the Custom-house has
brought its Marshal here. Cries were
heard in the crowd, are there any guns
here? When the doors opened, at 11:30.
a rush commenced, which was met from
the inside. Chairs and table legs were
used by defenders of the citadel, lists and
cam-s by the attacking party. Another
dispatch says a gang of New York roughs
came into "town during the night and
early in the morning it was evident there
would be serious trouble if not atcual
blood-shed. At the opening of the doors
about half-past 11, when the confusion be
gan, several revolvers were drawn and
flourished by parties outside, while those
inside tore loose furniture apart and stood
ready with legs of tables and chairs to
club them. There were cries of. -Tut
down pistols" "don't shoot.' "kill the
s n of a b h.'" "kill him !" "blow his
brains out."' "open the door;'' 'not a d d
one of you will get in,'' ejaculations
more expressive than elegant were in
dulged in till the place was like a bedlam.
There was much confusion among the
Greeley adherents in this city at the
course taken by the Convention, and ex
presson.s of dissatisfaction at the apparent
cowdardice shown by the Greeley-Fenton
delegates were very, general. It was be
lieved they would have defeated the
Conkling party had they acted with be
SnucTsE, Sept. 28. -The Republican
Convention reassembled at 9 o'clock a.m.
Isaac II. Uailey, ot New York, declared
tke rejected delegation were instruments
of Tammany, and thought nothing was
lost by their withdrawl. and calledup a
resolution allowing the remaining delega
tion to a full vote. After some dlscussfon
it was moved that the resolution be with
drawn. Permanent organization was ef
fected, and elected Andrew D. White Pres
ident. The Greeley delegration met at 9
o'clock. A number of bitt -r speeches
were made, when they adjourned until 11
o'clock, when they organized by electing
Sinclair Treasem President. A Hutching
and Gen. Palmer made speeches strongly
denouncing the Conkling party, particu
larly Andrew White, President of the
Convention, who had said that he had
been told that Secretary Fish was to re
sign, and if he succeeded in controlling
'he Convention he would be appointed in
his place. Palmer declared that White
was made President of the Convention to
get the endorsement of the San Domingo
job. The meeting appointed a committee
to issue an address and call a State Con
vention, if advisable, and adjourned.
The Jacksonville Tunes of the ISth inst.
has the following poiuted article, which
we recommend to such of our readers as
may ever have had an inclination to fol
low off after the dogma called the "New
The late elections in Montana and Cali
fornia are the only elections held since
the promulgation of the heresy ot the
"New Departure," if we except that of
Kentucky, which State repudiated the
doctrine and elected the Democratic tick
et by an increased majority. In Cali
fornia and Montana both, the Montgom
ery county heresy was endorsed, and the
ticket put in the held by tilts Democracy
of the above named State and Territory
departed up "salt river" on the -New
Departure.'" In Ohio itself great dissatis
faction exists in the ranks of the Democ- I
racy regarding the interpolation of the
Yallandigham resolutions into the Demo
cratic State platform. In Pennsylvania,
also, the truest and best Democratic
counties in the State have openly repudi
ated the heresy by solemn resolutions.
And, taking into consideration the wide-
pread dissatisfaction existing in these
States, and viewing the situation by the
light of the recent Democratic defeats in
California and Montana, hardly a hope
exists that the Democratic party will carry
the fall elections. The nomination ot
Dlair, on the Democratic national ticket
at the last Presidential election, unques
tionably caused the defection of a multi
tude of Democratic voters, ibis being
the; case, when only a question of indi
vidual candidates was involved how mnch
greater will be the defection when an ob
noxious principle is attempted to be forced
upon the party ? The Democratic masses
are honest, no matter what their leaders
may be. An obnoxioris man may some
times be forced upon them, whom they
will snpport for the sake of the principle
involved, although the case of Blair
proves that this even may be carried too
far. But an obnoxious principle they
cannot and will not embrace, even for
the sake ol success. Let the party lead
ers in this State look to it that the "New
Departure" is persistently aud resolutely
let alone. There has been a disposition
on the part of some of our Democratic
politicians, in the northern end of the
State, who would sacrifice anything for
success, to coquette with the "New De
parture" as they coquetted in Democracy's
"dark days"' with other outshoots of Rad
icalism. Let them pursue this course and
they will "depart" for the obscurity of
deserved oblivion as their compeers iu
California and Montana have already
done. Every victory achieved by the
Oregon Democracy has been won by a
bold and manly adhesion to principle.
Every defeat, has been rendered disgrace
ful by an attempt to steal a part ot the
Radical platform as witness '(il and 'GG.
In Kentucky, a repudiation of the "New
Departure'' resulted in a Democratic
triumph. In California and Montana the
theft of the most obnoxious parts of the
Radical platform was overtaken by h.
crushing and deserving defeat. Let the
Democracy of Oregon take warning.
The Civil Service of this country at t'je
present costs titty-four millions, which is
ab uit what the whole expenses of the
Government were before the war. It is
more than it cost to defray the entire cost
of the Federal Administration, including
army. navy, and all. during Pierce's term.
Some idea of where all the money goes
may be hail, when we state that the Treas
ury records for 1S70 show a cost ot six
per cent, to collect the internal revenue,
of fifty-three per cent, to collect the reve
nues of the public lands, and one hun
dred and lilty-five per cent, to handle
One who professes to know assures us
that the Rank of England furnishes the
Alia OtUforni'i with a commercial editor
and pays his wages to write articles for
that paper.anti-Arnerican in character and
injurious to American commercial and
shipping interests, and designed to ad
vance Anglo-American as against Ameri
can interests. How is this 1Exa miner.
Thk Gkecian Bkml Charles II. Webb
(John Raul) saw the Grecian bend at
Saratoga, and perpetrates the following
When lovely woman stoops to frolic
And rues the ruse, alas, too late,
"What balm shall soothe her raeloncolic ?
"What art shall set her back up straight?
The enly thing for her disaster
The only way her woe to eud,
Is to apply a mustard plaster
If she won't do it, let her bend.
The average age of women, when they
merry, is 2C.4G years ; and, of 100
who reach this age twenty-one will never
marry. With men it fares differently ;
for, strange as it may seem, more women
than men get married, and. of one hun
dred of the latter who reach the marriage
age of 29.5 years, twenty-two will die
bachelors. Thus, about one-fifth of our
people are doomed to die unwedded,
whether they prefer it or not.
Aix Right. A Connecticut mralist
drank his first crla-ss of soda very solemnly
the other day. and then intently eyeing
the clerk, anxiously remarked : "It's all
idrfit T siinnoce ?" "Why. yes,"' said the
Wk- hesitatingly : "but what do you
mean ?" "Why, the darn thiiig won't go
off in a fellow, will it?"
To Good Folict. They have discover
ed out West that it is no good policy to
employ young girls as school teachers,
for the reason that love afFairs and elope
ments are pretty likely to occur between
the teacher and the head boy in the first-class.
General Kews Items.
It is a fact not general known
that all the gold sent East from
San Francisco now goes through
the mail bags. It is put up in
small boxes, weighing two or
three pounds, and each box is sent
as a registered letter. In tins way
the cost of transportation is about
one per cent., while the express
companies charge five. One hun
dred thousand dollars thus passes
daily through the Umaha I'ost
The San Joaquin Republican
says : The report started by the
Sacramento Union that General
Uetge, a holdover Senator, elected
by the Democrats of San r rancisco
will hereafter act with the Iiepub
beans is untrue. The General
says lie was elected bv Democrats,
is hnnselt a Democrat, and as such
he will remain.
An exchange has this to say of
the masculine accomplishments of
certain prominent ladies: Kate
Field is a good pistol shot ; Miss
llazlitt swims like a duck; Eliza
beth Cady Stanton is a scientific
angler; and it is intimated that
Susan 15. Anthony plays a rattling
game of draw poker."
The 3 rare Island workman who
voted the tags at Vallejo kn the
0th instant are meeting their re
ward. Some forty were discharged
on the Saturday following, and it
is said that of the 1800 men em
ployed there only about. 300 men
will be permanently retained.
The new oard of Supervisors
for San Francisco will take their
offices December 1, 1871, and will
consist of five Democrats, five
Tax-payers and two straight Re
publicans. A large establishment for manu
facturing wine and grape brandy
is about starting in Sacramento.
The company propose to. manu
facture 00,000 gallons of wine
The Sacramento Union com
plains that the State Fair at that
place last week was converted in
to a mammoth gambling estab
lishment. 'San Frkncisco will be taxed
6o0,000 to pay the expenses of the
late election and the judicial elec
tion to take place next month.
The Xew York Tribune is pub
lishing a history of the Vigilance
Committees of San Francisco.
Coming events cast their shadows
Xew Custom-house and Post
office buildinirs are to be erected
The parties for prosecuting the
coast survey of British Columbia
are organizing at Victoria.
'More than three hundred ladies
have sent their cards to Jlrs. Fair
since her incarseration.
A beet sugar enterprise is pro
jected at Santa Clara.
A Useful TaMe-
To aid farmers in arriving at ac
curacy in estimating the amount
of land in different fields under
cultivation, the following table is
given by an agricultural contem
Ten yards wide by 484 yards
long, contains one acre.
Twenty yards widebv 242 yards
long, contains one acre.
lorty yards wide by 121 yards
long, contains one acre.
Eighty yards wide by 60.V yards
long, contains one acre.
Seventy yards wide by G9
yards long, contains one acre.
Two hundred and twenty feet
wide by 198 feet long, contains
Four hundred and forty feet
wide by 99 feet long, contains one
One hundred and ten feet wide
by 39G feet long, contains one
Sixty feet wide by
long, contains one acre.
One hundred and twenty
wide by 363 feet
Two hundred and forty feet
wide by 181 feet long, contains
Of course, in this measurement,
the fields are supposed to be rec
tangular, that is, the bounding
fences at right angles to each
Great complaints have been
made of the inacuracies of the last
census. So imperfect was it shown
to be in Philadelphia, that the
Census Uureau ordered a new cen
sus for that city, which resulted,
among other facts, in advancing
the value of the annual manufac
turing industry of that city from
$206,000,000 to $326,000,000 an
increase ot about 60 per cent.
Seventy-seven different kinds of
rice are cultivated in India,
In the Hands of His Friends.
ojuuls n:ufhi;niXGS OF MR.
HORACE GREELEY AXI) HIS AD
TCincinnati Commercial Milwaukee
gram, September Tth.J
The Hon. Horace Greeley took
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the tram at Latayette, Indiana, tin
morning, at two o'clock, and ar
rived in Chicago in time for break
fast. I le was received b v the 1 Ion.
John AVeiitworth and the Hon
John 1. Grmnell, ex-liepresenta
tive from Iowa, and conveyed to
the Tremont House iu a carriage
Uie gentlemen gave Mr. Greeley
an elaborate breakfast. Their wel
come to 3Ir. Greeley was very cor
dial, and the conversation which
these three distinguished Ameri
cans enjoyed was very interesting.
The gentlemen looked upon Mr.
Greeley as a probable candidate
lor the Presidency, and congratu
latcd him upon the likelihood of
Mr. Wentworth said "Grant has
not the shadow of a chance for the
nomination." Mr. "Wentworth
al d tlmt. tlirmiodimit. tlin Wnct
ami particularly m Illmios
there is a quiet feelling of contempt
lor t fie nepotist that can not be
oth Senators Irumbull and
Logan are openly and 'avowedly
Grant's enemies, the latter particu
vxeu. J-ogan suvs ur.n ins wnoie
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influence shall be directed to pre
vent Grant s re-nommation.
Mr. Grinnell said he could prom
se the State of Iowa for Mr. Gree
ey, if he would allow his name to
g6 to the convention.
At this Mr. Greely smiled com-
placently, and said no was in
charge of his friends." So far as
he was concerned, it was of on ac
count whether Grant was nomina
ted or not but practically he was
opposed to the nomination. Mr.
Greeley added: "If we nominate
Grant, we shall certainly be de
feated. The public will stand no
more horse-jockey and present
taking Presidents. "We have had
enough of them. I tell you gen
tlemen, we must take a new de
parture, and I can assure you that
we of the East are determined
that it shall ba done. I have been
rather quiet about it so far, but I
want everybody now to understand
what I think. When we take hold
of Grant it will not be with silk
gloves on our hands. It has got
to be done. We must throw
Grant overboard, or we shall be
"But," said 3Ir. Grinnell, as
though asking for information,
"what would you have us do Mr.
Greeley 'i Suppose we throw
Grant over, what can we do?
You know our people don't want
to jump out of the frying-pan into
the lire. Xow, if it will give us
the slightest hope that you intend
to put your own name forward, we
would willingly throw out Grant."
At this Mr. Greeley looked rath
er mysteriously at Mr. Grinnell,
and said: "All I want is to have
a good man nominated, who if
elected, will consent to give up
the office at the end of his term.
Besides, I want to nominate a man
who, if elected, will elevate the
office to where it was in former
days; a man who will not take
presents, or use the military or his
office-holders to advance his own
aspirations for a second term; and
in the meantime neglect the inter
ests of those whose ruler he is.
Besides, I want a man who is
above mere pleasure-hunting, a
man who will not dwadle away
one-fourth of his term amid the
follies and frivolities of a water
ing-place, and one who, when call
ed upon for an expression of his
views on political and other sub
jects of national interest, can give
them in clear and comprehensive
language. That's the kind of a
man the people want, and" (bring
ing his fist down on the table)
"that's the kind of a man we
"I want you, gentlemen, to tell
your people here in the West that
we are going to fight against
Grant to the extent of our ability.
We will not remain passive or in
different, but to use his own words,
we are going to 'fight it out on the
Mr. Wentworth seemed delight
ed at this expression of Mr.
Greeley's views, and promised that
he would circulate them far and
wide, wherever it was necessary.
A religious paper prints the fol
lowing paragraph ; "It is asked
of all newspapers, desiring the
spread of truth and the destruction
of error, that they publish this
request and prayer to Almighty
Power, that on the three first Sun
day nights in October, 1871, there
sball appear in the heavens a dis
tinct light in the shape of a great
cross ;" and furthermore, all good
people are urged to pray earnestly
IOr tUlS UUliivuwuo O,o"
COURTESY CF BANCROFT LIBRARY,
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
A girl may as well hang up her
fiddle when she loses her beau.
Bees are now sent by mail, con
fined in a square block of wood,
with auger holes bored in it and
covered with wire sxauze.
A man in Davenport, Iowa, offers
through the columns of a local
paper to give to aur man who
will elope with his wife.
They sell "horse lunches" in the
Xew York grocery stores. They
are bunches of grass about the
size ot a roil or waddin.
A 'I'ost mistress
vindicated woman's fitness for
that position through her arrest
on a charge of usiiif e.-mnrded
Arkansas journals say that a re
port is being widely circulated
among the negroes that Horace
Greeley belongs to the Ku-Klux
some boys lor loitering m the
itreet, said : "If everybody were
to stand in the streets, how could
Mrs. A. T. Stewart, in answer to
a lnend Avho asked her why she
dressed so plainly, replied : "I can
afford to do so." One of the ad
vantages of being rich, you see.
The editor of the Arkansas
Journal says : "Where our office
Was tw"o .weeks ago now runs the
Mississippi river. Out of resnect
for the lather of rivers, we left."
A'c6mpany lias been formed in
London to take American oysters
to Fngland for transplanting in
Lmglish waters. An experiment
of the plan has resulted admirably.
X"o one should attempt to do
more than one tiling at a time.
When you have finished slander-
ing your neighbors go and say
your prayers, but don't attempt to
do both at once.
There is annually consumed in
and around Philadelphia, 135,000
head ot cattle, or an average of
26,000 - per week. In the early
winter the weekly totals rise to
In Philadelphia, 125,000 persons
are employed in not less than 0,
000 .manufacturing establishments.
In Xew York ,100,000 persons are
employed in manufacturing estab
A cynical man says the reason
women are so fond of writing let
ters is that they rejoice m the op
portunity of saying all the' wish
without the possibility of an inter
ruption. A conceited young parson once
said: 'This morning 1 preached to a
congregation of asses !" "I thought
of that ' retorted a lady, "when
you called them your beloved
Trying to do business without
advertising is like winking at a
pretty girl through a pair of green
gdgglcs. You may know what
but r.obdoy else
The annual income of the peo
ple of the United State is estima
ted at five thousand millions of
dollars, or more than twice as much
as the principal of their public
The greatest pleasure of life is
love ; the greatest treasure, con
tentment ; the greatest possession,
health ; the greatest ease, sleep ;
and the best medicine, a true and
riie latest method of committing
suicide was invented by an Italian.
Be poured three bottles of Perry
Davis' Pain Killer into a gun, and
then shot himself in the mouth.
The experiment proved successful.
Apropos to the many remedies
proposed for preventing boiler ex
plosions, the Louisville Courier-
Journal says the only absolutely
sure wayr to keep them from ex
ploding is to fill them with ice
water and set them in i cool
The tea plant is grown from
seed kept in sand during the win
ter. The first gatherings of leaves
i in the second or third year, and
the duration of the plant six to
ten years, renewals taking place
oftener where the finest teas are
An Arkansas dispatch states
that Gov. Bowen of Idaho had ar
rived at Little Kock, September
ist, and meant to remain thoi-P
He tired of Idaho soon, and is rmr
of the Arkansas travelers who is
contented to abide in that State.
A quarrelsome couple were dis
cussing the subject of epitaphs
ana tombstones, and the husband
said: "3Iy dear, what kind of a
stone do you suppose 'they will
give me when I die?" "Brim
stone, my love!" was the affec
On .the 10th instant Alexander
F. Bloheim, the oldest Mason in
the United States, was buried at
Fort Wayne. lie , joined the
Order in Paris in 1806. He was
ninety-five years of age, having
been born in St. Petersburg in
A few days ago a Bonaparte,
grand nephew of Xanoleon 1
married at Newport, lihode Island, j
Caroline Le Boy Edsrar. a errand !
j daughter of Daniel "Webster. The
event was hardly noticed
The use of slate instead of box
wood for engraving, is said to
have been found both economical
and efficient. The blocks are easi
ly cut, will wear as well as elec
trotypes, fiirnish over 100,000 im
pressions without loss of detail,
are not effected by oil or water,
do not vary with the temperature
and do not warp.
A physician of no little experi
ence says he has known several
consumptives cured by observing
the following rule: Live temper
ately, avoid spirituos liquors, wear
flannel next to the skin, and take
1 -r .ft a
every morning halt a pint of new
milk mixed with a wine glassful
of expressed juice of green hoar
hound. If there is any time when a man
must stand for himself and for his
manhood, and keep his hands
clean, and his heart pure, it is
when things are going against him.
In the end everything will serve
an honest manVi"Suchis God's de
cree. All the universe is helping
a man to be manly who will only
Experiments with Onions-
J. B. Wolf. 31.
ton, lately forwarded to the Farm
ers' Club XX. Y.) the following
On shipboard at Xew Orleans,
in the year 1S49, in charge of one
hundred .marines, with cholera
among them, I observed that those
who atefueek of onions suppos- !
ing mem to be neaitny, were at-
Onions and salt cured the bite of
a rattlesnake on my son, and are
considered specific to all snake
bites. I have found four separate
witnesses of phenomena connected
with small-pox and fevers:
1. Onions in a room with small
pox rot rapidly.
2. Blisters rise in them.
.3. They retain and communicate
the virus many weeks after the
epidemic has subsided.
4. Applied to the feet of fever
patients they rapidly turn black.
5. 1 hey prevent the spread of
small-pox in thickly populated
tenements by absorbing the virus.
0. A man with hydrophobia, in
his phrenzy ate voraciously of
thenl and recovered.
From all these facts may be de
duced : 1. That onions should not
be eaten when there is a prevailing
epidemic. 2. That onions sliced
and frequently changed are good
disinfer-t.nnf s. 3.
Hi at experi
made to test
ments should be
their usefulness. For many years
I have opposed viccination as ordi
narily done, and hence hail with
satisfaction any means of mitigat
ing the virus of this distemper.
A gentleman in Illinois writes
the following to the Scientific
"3fy observation has led me to
believe that sleep-walking is a habit
of the system.
I have noticed that children
who are allowed to go to sleep on
the floor or lounge, in the evening.
and afterward, at some regular
hour, are aroused (of course onlv
m ' - - j
partially awakened) and sent to
bed, will in time acquire the habit
of sleep-walking. I have no doubt
that the man mentioned in t.hr
Scientific American, of July 22d,
wno would get up and go to the
cellar in the night for a drink of
wine while asleep, had been in
the habit of first going for it, in
the night time, while awake. I
presume that few have failed to
notice how soon the mind, by
dreams will recognize a habit of
walking at a particular time for
I think that the whole philos
ophy of sleep-walking lias its
foundation in habit, acquired by
disturbance at some regular hour
devoted to sleep.
XOCLE 3IUXIFICEXCE. A. T.
Stewart's new hotel for women, at
the corner of Fourth street and
Thirty-second street, Xew York,
is rapidly progressing toward com
pletion. 1 wo million dollars have
been appropriated for it, and
another million will be required to
complete it. This is the largest
sum ever given by a single indi
vidual for any edifice for benevo
All in the Dark.
TRIALS OP A
One of the Sarata correspond
ents, whose name is "Lan
was very badly treated Avhen the
gas went out suddenly the other
4. ri-i .-.I .
uiyni. a ne story is a touchin
one, and he tells it well
IT WAS TEX O'CLOCK.
j The stage drove up from the depot.
vimost, every la v ovnnrti
husband on the " train... 0 Many
young ladies expected their sweet
hearts. X'either the stage, the
driver, nor the horses worn. vJ;lu.
From force of habit, the passen
gers felt their way to the recep
tion room. I got mixed up with
the crowd. Twenty-five mafriedo
ladies, seven old maids and fotir
young ladies commenced greeting
the passengers in the darkness!
"3Iy dear William ! wUy did. you
stay so "Jong?" exclaimed k sweet
young wife, and then she threw
her arms around my neck our
lips met. I wasn't going to be a
darned fool. Far differcnt.Xo
a dear, sweet, liquid-eyed brunette
threw her arms wildly Srbund 'm?.
U, Iugeae, why did not you
write .oltener she sobbed, and
then she sank sweetly upon my
bosoni. I said,
"wei:i XOT JULIA,"
and then I kissel her sweetly
twenty-two times. It was de
licious. It made me think of my
first wife and my college days at
3 ale. A ponderous matron now
approached dress decollete, hair a
la Paionpeulour. She took ine in
her arms and whispered, "Op
Charles, did you brino- mv lniitl-
fill dog did
c . . j -r
you V" 'Madame5,
not Charles. I hate.
my name is
dogs. I'd kill every d d but
she fell fainting at my feet. A
sweet, golden-haired blonde now
took my hand. he pressed it
gently, saying: "Dear t Albert, I
know it is you, and I am so glad
to see you ! You won't Jdance
with Lizzie Smith, now will you.?''
I said I wouldn't. Then sh h'pbl
her cheek close to mine.
hot with love s vouno- Iionn nn
pure, sweet affection.
t a wicked man
have brought sadness in i.fiP
sweet, pure young heart full of
confidence, warm with virgin affec
tion, and beautiful with splendid
girlishness. "Do you still love me,
Albert?" she whispered. "Un
doubtedly," I. remarked, . "HoV
much, darling?" "Aheap." '.'Oh?
I am so hnppj'J" she murmered, as
she twisted her fingers 'in my
auburn hair and held ine n sweet
embrace. I his sort of thin
when C. Leland .appeared in the
distance with a tallow candle. I
quietly withdrew and mingled un
observed in the crowd. As the
candle appeared, twenty-seven
young gentlemen were seen shak
ing hands with as many young
ladies in the different corners. I
have seldom seen such an affecting
scene. It was a great display of
affection. One married gentleman
was holding the hands of two
ladies. The hair of the ladies was
generally crimpless, while the hair
of the young gentlemen did rot
display a parting place. I reflect
ed, "how kin such things be, and
overcome us like a Summer
I CONSULTED WITH J. KILLINGS.
lie says they kan't. So I resolved
to leave the place. I came back
to Congress Hall, and found the
young ladies and young gentlemen
having a grand "half by candle-light.
Each young lady held in
her hands a penny-dip. They flew
through the lancers like ghosts m
Macbeth. Eight streaks of light
made a terrible criss-cross, as the
dance went on. AVhen the grand
chain came, the lights revolved
like a gigantic Fourth of July pin
wheel. It was a grand night for
Saratoga. The young people liked
it. Some prefer darkness rather
than light, because their ways are
The project of cutting a ship
canal through German territory
from the Xorth Sea to the Baltic0
has been again revived. Accord
ing to the present plau, the length
of the canal would not exceed 60
English miles, but no track has
yet been fixed on, as several ports
of Schleswig-IIolstien claim the
preference. The proposed breadth
is 76 feet at the bottom and 224
feet at the water-line; the depth
would be in the middle 31 feet,
which would permit the largest
ships to pass in safety. The gov
ernment engineers estimate tho
cost at one million thalers.
3Vill Not. Grant will not e
sing at Gilmore's proposed jubilee
next Summer. Although a gifted o
man his gifts are not of a gifted