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KELLY 4 WELLS, Publishers.
Mi Hill I
1 urn Moat
These are the term for those paying in ad
vance. The InoiruDKrr ofifera Una induce
Kents to advertisers. Terms reasonable.
Attorney and Counselor
P. H Hazard.
J. W. Hahiliux
. HAZARD & HAMILTON,
Attorneys & Counselors at Law.
Will practice in tho varitn ooarta in the State.
Office At Empire City, Oregon, 4i
SH. J. A. CAIXENDEIt,
(LaU tr; 8. Army.) '
OFFICE At his residence. First bouse West
of Judge Willis'. -
jr. broww, M. ;i.,
(At Dr. Palmer'a Office.)
KOSKBURC1, - - OHKGOar.
Jvety, IhtanUr s fraa AC M . ta 4 i. M.
JR. BROWN WOULD PERSCRIBE EX
elusively for diaeasesof the throat and lung.,
and especially Nasal Catarrh and Pulmonary
For nearly twenty years he has made these dis
ft ,ae a specialty. Persona afflicted or threatened
therewith and desiring treatment or examination
a ill advice may commit him at his office every
tiHtarday during the hours stated above. -
Hiclutrd . Thomas, Prop'r.
Tflrs HOTEL HAS bees established
for a number ot years, and has become very
popular with the traveling public. First-claw.
And the table supplied with the best the market
affords. Hole! at the depot of the Kailroad. -
Sugar Pine Mills
; Located at Saga Pine Hows tain,
Poet Office address, Looking Glass, Oregon.
The Company owning these mills would say they
are prepared to furnish the A,
At the moat reasonable rates.
; Sujrar Pine.
JFli and Cedar
Liimber always on hand, and alt persons wishing
to purchase Lumber will do well to give us an
jep''' of filling their orders before going
J. C. CALLIGHAK. President,
W. B. CLARKE, Secretary and Treasurer.
Perkins & Iieadrlck, Prop'r.
The Csly First-Class Hotel in the City
... AND -Drpot
vf Ue C. At O. Stage Co.
yELL FURNISHED SLEEPING APART
. ments, the best of beds, and the most atten
tive housekeepers, and a table supplied with the
it of everything.
STAGES FOR RIDDING
Leave the house every day on the arrival of the
cars from Portland.
The tr aveling public, and all who favor us with
their patronage, can rest assured that they will
be entertained in the best possible manner.
HEADRICK k PERKINS.
Jackson St., lUwkarR, Oregon, near the
And Manufacturers of
Tin, Copper and Sheet Iron Wares,
are prepared to give
Satisfaction to All.
T. C. SMITH A CO.,
Chemists and Pharmacists !
Patton't Block, State Street,
Particular attention given to prescriptions, and
all orders by mail or expreae tilled
promptly and accurately.
Physicians and country dealers will save money
by examining our stock, or procuring
- our prices, before purchasing else
Oregon and California
"The Quickest, Safest and Easiest
STAGES C AVE ROSEBURG
Slaking nuick connection a Beading with
" 8 1 cars of the C. 0. B. R.
JForivlI particulars and passage apply to
; PERKINS 4 HEADRICK.
Fis lio.iltiJ "id Cigars.
The undersigned bat purchased lie b,0n form'
- er'.y keptby Mr. Tibbetsy Oakland.sVnd
with new brands of wines, liquors
.. and cizars he is prepared to
hospitably entertain all who
may give him a call;
jplno Billiard Tatole
Is kept in constant repair.
Washington, May 22.
Ban Is called op senate bill to prevent the lntio
duction and spread of contagious or infectious
disease, and moved to ignore ihe original bill, and
consider the si bj-sct reported from the committee
on the ninth, which emoodled what appears to be
the views of the majority of the senate, though not
so satisfactory to the committee as ibe first bill.
Harris said the committee h1 tried to frame a
substitute to eon form to the wishes of the minority
as shown by objections to tne original bill, ihe
appropria.Ion asked for has been reduced from six
hundred and flf.y tnouwnd dollars to rive hundred
thousand dollars, on account of the removal of the
orJer to the board to investigate the diseases of
Call supported the bill, saying that his state was
vitally interested in this measure and that imme
diate action was required. His experience was
that strict quarantine was a perfect guard against
Logan thought that tbe purpose contemplated
by the bill might be just as well accomplished by
an amendment to the law of 1878. Experience
teaches us that no bureau created Jn this govern
ment ever finishes its work and expires ; but ao
sorbs more and more power and becomes perms
Hoar moved to amend by striking cut tbe words
'any contagious or inlectioua disease." and substi
stuie the words "cholera, yellow fever, plague,
smallpox, and bip fever." He thought there wss
a linger in giving loo great discretion to trie Mara.
It might result la vexatious interference with com
merce. The amendment was rejected; yeas 20
nays 80, -Hoar
moved to amend by striking ont all of o
tlou One down to line nine, as follows : " That it
thill tie unlawful for any vessel engagad iu the
iransportauou oi gooasor persons trom aoj toreign
port where any contagious or infectious disease
exists, to enter any port of the United tales, ex
cept in accordance with provisions of this act, and
all rules and regulations of Ihe state board i of
health or sanitary associations teeogoised by this
act or made in pursuance thereof," and insert the
following: "Whenever, la the opinion of the
firesliient, there is any danger that cholera or yel
ow fever mav be introduced from abroad into any
port or place within the United States, or spread
from state to state within the same : and in his
judgment exiring quarantine or health regula
tions at sucn places are msumcieni, ne may au
thorize the board of health to make further rules
and regulations iu such premises, which being sub
mltied u and approved by him, shall be valid and
enforced :" reject M, yeas 17, nays 29.
Windom said thai ha would not vote for an ap
propriation of saoo.ooo
Logan moved to amend so that tbe money ap
propriated, instead of being disbursed under the
direction of the board, should be expended uuder
tbe direction of the secretary of the treasury noon
quarterly estimates by tbe board, accompanied by
statements of iu appropriations and expenditures
under the ao. ; adopted, .
Dawes said that it now appears that for SL&.GOO a
snip could be constructed that would serve all
purposes Intended to be covered by tbe vessel fur
which S200.0W was recently appropriated on the
recommendation of the board. He though, it a
doubtful policy to appropriate all that is asked for
by the board.
conkling asked Harris what had become of tba
disinfecting ship experiment, and whether Frof.
G'&iege's p.'an, wnich was first proposed to be
made a part of the bill lately adopted but stricken
out, wss still under consideration.
Harris said the plans agreed upon by the board
had been submitted to the bard of naval en
gineers and contractors for their advice. He had
good information that tbe board have now reject
ed, as impracticable, the Uamege plan, wnich'
they were heretofore so well satisfied with as to
advise the senate to a tnpt It unconditionally
Conkling It makes offenses again -t state laws
punishable in federal courts. Such offenses are left
also in the jurisdiction of tbe state courts: so the
bill violates the principle that no man shall be
twice punished lor tbe same offense. Another ob
jection is that the fine imposed as a penally falls
not upon me real onenaer out on tne innocent
owner of a vessel. This bill tried imperfectly to do
by a east iron and all prevailing system what
should, to be practicable, be dine locally and In
particular spots. He should vote sgainst tbe bill,
and old not feel any obligation to offer anything '
in its place, as he believed (he subject did not be
lone to national but to local legislation.
Harris said that experience showed local leglsla
tion to be insufficient. Under it terrible epidemics
have ravaged tbe country. As to other objections,
the acts of 1797 and 1878 contain the same pro
visions as to jurisdiction, and a! I previous qnaren
tine laws have proceeded on tbe same plau. Ke
garding the method of floe, the bill only imposes
a fine without regulating the manner of its collec
tion. After further remarks by Conkling, Edmunds ex
pressed a wish to examine it more at length and,
on motion, the senate adjourned.
. Washington. May 23.
Tbe senate took uo the bill maklnc autuidiarj
coins exchangeable for lawful money of the
united states, ana to mate sucn coins legal tenaer
in sums up tb S20. The committee's amendment
to substitute $1(1 for S20 was discussed.
Tbe bill wis supported br Bayard, Booth, Fer
ry and Kern an, and opposed by Edmunds and
Ihe mo ning hour having expired, the bill went
over without action and the senate took up the
contagious disease bill.
ine amcnamentoi uorgan mat ine act snail not
remain in force over four years was adopted.
Jones of Florida offered an amendment Substi
tuttng the words "any merchant thipor vessel" for
the words "any vessel engaged in the transporta
tion of goods or persons :" adopted.
On motion f rf arris the penalty was reduced
from 86000 to f 1000.
Teller's motion to strike out the clause making a
fine a lien upon a vessel was rejected.
Edmunds opposed tbe bill on constitutional
grounds. The democrats were inconsistent in
njw nuttina violations of state laws within federal
inrisdiction. He did not think the supervision of
lealth a government business, but a state busi-
Lamar declared that the law of 1879 was a prece
riant for this bilL
Blaine thought the government ought to exercise
Its power to protect general health
Discussion as to the duty and power of the gov
ernment In the matter, ensued, between Blaiae
and Kdmunds, after which the bill was reported U.
the senate, and amendments agreed to, tne diii
passed by tbe following vote : M to 12.
The senate took up senate bill relative to tbe
transportation of animals without taking action
thereon. ; .
The senate went into executive sesiioo, and ad
journed till Monday.
At the einlrsllon of the morning hour, the
house resumed the cons ideratiou oi the Warner
silver bill.. . . . . ..
Tbe house agreed to the eighth section substan
tially as amended yesterday. The ninth section j
by a vote of V against 88, was amended so as to
provide that in determining the average market
value of bullion for the purpose of ascertaining tbe
charge for converting it into com, me maraet
rate shall be the value of the bullion in coin of tbe
same metal, at its legal tender value in New York
and San Francisco, for the week preceding such
rifl pot i t.
The bouse rejected an amendment to make all
certificates full legal tender for all debts, public
and private, unless ptherwise provided by eon-
flrh!. uaii riiraMln the nresident to notify for
eign governments that the United States is ready
to co-operate ui wmwaimumw. ... -
between gold and silver, was stricken out
win. ..trams! .n amendment that nothing In this
act shall be construed as authorizing any coinage
of silver exoect into standard dollars. This was
agreed to almost onanisly. ..
. Aisms, irom u owmu" " -p ,
reported back from th- senate the amendment to
thelegislative appropriation bill and stated that
he was instructed to move concurrence therein.
It was hardly necessary, he said, to give reasons
for that instruction. There were some of the
amendments In wnich the committee would not
underother circumstance concur. a the increase
of salaries of senate officials to feom 20 to 100 per
cent, more than tbe salaries of some of the corres
ponding emplovees of the home. This increase
amounted to over Ho.OOO. '.w.'
The senate bad made no amendments in the po
litical features of the bill and all amendments
were concurred in. ,.. .. w.
The speaker called the committees for reports of
a privole nauife. .... .... .,.
After the adoption of the last section of the silver
bill, Warner moved that the bill he ordered to Its
third reading with a view to taking a final vote
upon it to morrow. .
Dilatory motions were then Interposed and the
yeas and nays ordered upon successive motions to
adjourn, aad to adjourn until Monday.
The School of Beauty.
A London medical journal of high
thority says that effortsjwe a making by a
number of women of prominence to form
o"fwVioolof beantr' in England, the
momlwra nleilerinor themselves to do
pvervthinar in their Dower to render them
selves eojaely by natnral means. . Prizes
are to be given to those who can move
with ease and grace and q furnish evi
dence of good health and physical np
constrainment. Something of this kind
is needed here. Although American
women have, to a great extent, seen the
folly and ugliness of lacing and going
ihinlv clad in coid weather, there are still
maay fho think and absurdly small w;aist
attf active; ftna any numoer um o jun;u
their feet that thy cannot walk comfort
i.iiwnniirirlv. Tluy do these ridic-
nlotjs things generally because they
imagina men admire them. If men have
done so , th7 do so no longer. They
prefer healthy and graceful women, to
fnalirl and awkward oaes, as all women
must be who cramp their wajst, wear
shoe too small, o dress in any way to
interfere with their freedom and satisfac
tion, tfatare d beauty are one. No
" . oaWntiful .wrho fetters or
hinders nate, - The- more nearly she
approach- the natnrftj the closer she
ciXee to liveliness. Women have heard
this a tiirfWnd times, and accept ii ; ea.
telly. ' Yet in their blind worship of ffthfe
thev gacrilice themselves to inor-
ZjtC.nJl acformitv, U i entorely m-
MTromtiriJiensible to men tha- m
II findure pain ana incur ais
eases from a mistaken notion of beauty,
i n 1 France. bouta : ameru-a.
- i,l f'l.iaa codfish balls,
, - .j man who handl this
.i. i..v. fii' fiinn
Telegraphic Hews Summary.
Belcher levies an assessment of $1, and
.Brilliant one 10 cents.
The Alaska has been ordered to re
turn from Sitka to San Francisco.
The fishing schooner, Ida E. Baker,
Has been lost with a crew of twelve men.
Colin M. Boyd, the new Auditor, of
ban Francisco qualified and was sworn
The strike of longshoreman still
troubles shipowners and shippers 'in
ew xorg. ..
The trial of J. C. Duncan was again
continued for a term in the municipal
. One white and five colored prisoners
were publicly whipped to-day at New
J ohn N. Buzzell, of Boston, confesses to
the murder of a child for which he was
arrested on suspicion.
Imperial residences in various cities
are undergoing preparations for occupa
tion by General Grant.
The Board of Supervisors elected Colin
M. Boyd, deputy county clerk, auditor,
vice Maynard deceased.
Broadway Savings Bank, St. Louis,
closed its doors this morning in accord
ance with a decision of the directory.
Chief Joseph has been lecturing at
Chicago, in the interest of his people,
but has not met with much encourage
A portion of the crew of the Jeanneite
Aretic expedition passed through Chi
cago this mourning on their way to San
An Indian named Francisco was ar
rested at Healdsburg by Sheriff Dinwid
die to-day as accessory to the murder of
Burglars got into the safe of M. Ward
& Co., liquor dealers, corner of Battery
and Commercial streets, last night, ob
taining about $500.
The five per cent. Savings Bank of
Lowell, Mass., has been temporarily en
joined by Bank Commissioners. With
drawals of deposits and shrinkage on
mortgages is the cause.
Freights to the seaboard droppe 1 this
morning to 8c per barrell on flour to New
York, 15c to Boston and 15c per hundred
on grain to New York. .-. j
A sub-committee of the inter-oceanic
canal Congress is studying a plan for 1
open cutting instead of ajunnel, increas
ing the cost 4510,000,000. r j
James B. Alsup, bookkeeper for Meek-
er James & Co., has absconded. He is a
defaulter to the amount of $4000. He is
believed to be hiding in the city.
Hon. John Sherman thinks he can be
elected Governor of Ohio, but he'd rather
be a candidate for President, and the
former might interfere with the latter.
It is stated that the forthcoming
Pacific Mail report will show a reduction
in the company's debt of about $500,000,
and increase in earnings of about $400,
An old man was found burned to death
in the ruins of his house, fourteen miles
from Santa Cruz. Gov. Irwin has re
fused to commute the sentence of Indian
The jury in the case of grand larceny
preferred against W. H. M. Smallman
and his wife Amelia, by W. F. Cooper,
returned a verdict of guilty, in San Fran
cisco, j-. -
At Piatt's Hall, San Francisco, Fanny
Edwards and Madam La Chapelle began
the task of walking 3000 quarter miles in
300 quarters hours. The attendance is
J. Bump a former city marshal, of
San Louis Obispo, was shot by John
Buster this morning on the street in front
of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. Bump is
not expected to live.
A body was found in the bay at the
foot of Madison street, San Francisco.
From documents, telegrams, etc., found
on his person, it is supposed to be that
of Jacob Lehmann, lately from Jackson,
Mich. ; -
Absolan Ford was hanged at Lake
Charles, La., on the 23d, for the murder
of Dr. Joseph Bank. During the read
ing of the service he smoked a cigar and
was composed. 500 people witnessed tne
The widow of Daniel V. Stone of Bos
ton, Mass., has given $250,000 to the
Young Men's Christian Association to
wards the erection of a new building.
Several other persons promise liberal
The menagerie establishment owned
by J. M. French, was distroyed by fire
this morning at Detroit. The elephant,
Sultan, five lions, a zebra, leopard, stag,
and many other valuable animals, were
burned to death.
An inquest was held on the body of P.
K. Boges, the policeman who was shot
yesterday under circumstances rendering
it doubtful whether death was suicidal
or accidental, and the jury returned a
verdict of accidental death.
An explosion occurred in Wlieeler's
woolen mills, Salem. N. H.. and was fol
lowed immediately by the bursting out
of flames in several places. The mill
was entirely destroyed.- Loss, $100,000 ;
insurance. $40,000. The cause is an
Shelley ( white ) was hanged to day at
Blacksher, Ga., for the murder of his
wife. He confessed his guilt and said
the man who caused him to kill her was
present. About 1500 people witnessed
tne execution. He was calm ami appear
The arrest of Buzzell, of Lynn, Mass.,
last night, for murdering an infant found
dead in the woods near Maiden, was fol
lowed to-day by the arrest of Carrie Rob
erts of the same place, who confessed to
being the mother of the child and that
Buzzell committed the deed..
A Sheriffs jury impannelled to try the
question of insanity of Troy Dye, ex
public administrator of Sacramento, now
under sentence of death for murder, and
who has lately been exhibiting symptoms
of an unsound mind, returned a virdiot
of sanity. Dye and his accessory , Ander
son, will be hanged on Thursday next.
Good effect has followed the message
of the Governor General .notifying Sitting
Bull's Indians that m event oi their com
mitting any depredations on American
thtrv wrmld be Tjromotlv arrested
and handed over to the United States au
thorities, and if guilty of attempt at war
with United States they would be con
sidered as enemies of the dominion and
t Information from the Indian Territory
is to the effect that part of the Canadian
River vallev in the Chickasaw nation,
is infested with lawless white men who
are depredating upon the property of the
Indians and violating their personal
rights, and if the, government does not
protect the Indians and put a stop to un
lawful invasions, there may be very se
The Tribune s Washington correspon
dent savs : The effect of the Warner sil
ver bill, should it become a law, would
be to pile tip in the treasury an immense
hoard 61 silver, i The 175,000,000 worth
now held by Germany for sale would be
in the BttD-treasury vaults in .sew iotk
in less than month The mines of -the
United States, producing nearly as much
more every year, would empty tneif n
tire product into the hands of he govern
ment, and every ounce of silver due to any
European eottntry in it loreign .traae
would irresisteblyi'ow into the same re
servo!?, j On the other hand, we should
lise an r-viai amount or cohl.' iae uer-
iuan Qo eriiincat woukLsu! its wti .f
" Independent in all
tificates in New York for gold and take
the latter away, and we should rapidly
become a monometallic silver nation,
and the disasters that have come upon
India, threatening to produce public and
private bankruptcy, would be experien-
The Bulletin presents statistics show
ing a large decline in farming operations
in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey
and Pennsylvania skice 1875. While
New York lias increased in population 21
per cent, agricultural interests have ut
terly failed to keep pace with the'general
progress of the State ; and therefore, re
latively, farming is retrogressing. Nor
is this the worst aspect of the case. The
impoverished and debt purthened condi
tion of the farmers leaves no hope for
their . recuperation, but rather fore
shadows a still worse condition of things
in the future. What we have here shown
to exisit in New York is but a specimen
of the state of affairs in Connecticut, New
Jer ey and Pennsylvania also ; and the
con lusion to lie drawn is that in this
group of States farming is verging to
wards a condition of things in which it
will be virtually confined to dairy pro
ducts and vegetable growing to the ex
tent necessary to supply city populations,
while larger and more solid branches
must steadily decline.
A fire at Brooklyn in Towler Crump-
ton, & Co.'s linseed mill, extendingfrom
55 to 63 Furman street, burned all night,
and the owners estimate their loss at
from $250,000 to $300,000, and storehouse
D," of Watson's stores, the lessees
Bartlett & Green, burned fiercely. It
was filled from the ground floor to the
roof with sugar, jute, hemp,, cotton and
other inflammable material. 8 the . fire
continued, a mixture of water and sugar
came from the windows and doors in a
large flow. At ten to night, with all the
streams upon it, it was feared that the
flamek would communicate to other stores
but by persistent work of the firemen,
apprehensions were allayed. Bartlette'A
Green's loss would probably reach half
a million dollars. But it is not known
who the owners of much of the property
are. There may be oo or more. At
noon, laborers were set to work re
moving goods to storehouse "C," ad
journing, as they were being damaged by
water. .Danger was also anticipated
from the walls bursting through. En
gines are still at play .upon the burniner
pile, and the fireman are nearly exhaust
ed by continuous hard work. .
Returns to the Department of Agricul
ture show the average wages of labor
without board on yearly engagements
have declined from $21 29 per month to
$20 26, or 4.8 per cent, during the last
year. The cost of board of farm laborers
has declined $4.15 per cent., or from
$7 45 per month to $7 14. Four States
and two Territories show increased rates
of wages Minnesota, Colorado, Califor
nia, Oregon, New Mexico and Washing
ton Territories. Ail other States show a
decline. The decline is greatest in Ver
mont, 30 per cent. : Maryland, 23 per cent.
and "Virginia 18 Y per pent. The cost of
suusistance has advanced in four States
and two Territories New Jersey, I en l-
syivania, Texas and Colorado, Kav
Mexico and Washington Territorie All
other States show a small cost of trni ist
ence. Vermont has declined 3 per cent,
in the price of board, and Maryland 4
per cent. The general tone of corres
pondence to the Department of Agricul
ture is hopeful of a revival of industry.
and the surplus of unemployed labor is
growing less. Good labor can generally
find employment at fair prices. Many
are idle because they will not accept the
reduced wages onered.
For the past three davs in obedience
to orders from John Taylor, and a dis
patch from Geo. Q. Cannon, at Washing
tor, petitions .to President Hayes for a
pardon of the convicted polygamic, Geo.
Reynolds, have been sent for signatures
ail over Utah. The case being urgent,
they were requested to return the peti
tion to Salt Lake this week to be fore
warded at once to Cannon, president. In
order to anticipate the Mormons, the
ladies of the anti-polygamy society held
a meeting and tins morning sent the fol
lowing protest to Washington. To the
lrement of the United State: A peti
tion has been circulated in this city for
signatures asking your pardon of George
Reynolds, convicted of the crime of poly g
amy. The ladies of the anti-polygamy
society of Salt Lake City, respectfully
protest against the interposition of exe
cutive clemency in the case for the fol
lowing reasons: -First The anti-poly-gamy
law of Congress was passed in 1862,
and through a defect in its provisions no
conviction has been obtained of any per
son guilty of violating the law until the
present instance. This immunity has en
couraged the Mormons in lawlessness,
and more polygamous marriages have
been entered into during the last few
years than at any time preceding : Sec
ond The Mormon leaders set up God's'
law, as they call their celestial marriage
ordinance, above man s law. The decis
ion of the Supreme Court of the United
States in the Reynolds case affirming the
validity of the ana-polygamy law of ikm
gress, is condemned by the Mormon
newspaper organs as the award of "feeble-
witted and clouded minded judges," act
ing under popular pressure and the case
is therefore appealed from the supreme
tribunal of the law to the court above.
Under this higher law or doctrine, polyg-
amous marriages are being entered into
as numerously as ever: Third Your
clemency is invoked because this is a
test case. Geortre Revnolds has been
convicted and sentenced to punishment
for his own offense and not for offenses
of his brethren. He is unrepentant and
still lives with his plural wife. He was
seen in the great procession gotten up for
Mr. Wells on bis release from prison
where the latter had been sent for con
tempt of court in the Miles polygamy
case. .During lieynolds, trial every tech
nicality was resorted to avoid conviction.
thus showing an unwillingness on the part
of the culprit to bring the constitutional
lty of the law, under which he was tried,
to nnai arbitrament : i ourth The par
don of this criminnl will be hailed as the
overruling of God's providence in behalf
of his elect people, and encouragement.
should you grant it, will be derived from
your action to continue the degrading
practice, x or these reasons we respect
fully ask that application for the pardon
oi ueorge Keynoids be not granted, and
that he be compelled to serve the term
of imprisonment to which he is sentenced
as a wholesome warning tp his brother
Agriculture in Greece.
The population of the kingdom of
Greece is about 1,500,000. It is com
puted that from one-third to one-fourth
of this population is engaged m agri
cultural or pastoral pursuits. The in
crease since 1830 has been large in all
the staple agricultural products, and in
some it has been remarkable. Tbe cul
tivation of olives has increased about
three-fold since 1830 ; of figs, six-fold
of ; currants, fifteen-fold ; of vines,
twenty-eight fold. The progress of the
currant trade has been tolerably steady
since 1858. , M. Mnriatinis puts the area
occupied by currant vines at nearly 40,-
ooo acres ; M. . Mansoias, at even
higher figure. The average yearly pro-
auction oi currants, before the Ureek
W ar of Independence, was about 18.000,
000 pounds weight. It has lately risen
to tm-A-ard of 150.000.000 pounds weight,
Tl;a m-rulm-A frnrn Bmlilfl lurid is Stated
to have inereajwd Jp-- cent in th last
TWsol Kniajs are sometimes of
cotch plU or LanJana gods.
Titled American Bellrs,
As I look out upon the gay Boulevard
aes uapncines and note some fair faces
in the stylish carriages passing, and
recollect that they once were the admi
ration of a broad and also a very nar
row American circle "at home' and
when I recall their native names, now
lost under foreign titles, I am amazed at
what the cockney landlady in the play
calls the "hups and downs." It is a
source of much inward wormwood and
gall to some of us to behold these fair
ones lost to American citizenship and
lolling under French coronets. But
love is sometimes blind and sometimes
very much wideawake, and when the
latter, not even a. ducal or a baronial
title will cause the most independent
American Republican girl to blink.
Look at the list, even in my momentary
memory of our "Republicanl court"
belles: The Duchess de Prasin Choi -seul
is a charming, stately lady, well
known in Baltimore society ; the Coun
tess Charetto is one of a family whose
name is a household word in Tennessee,
i ana mentined with the polished period
of a Presidency of the United States
when " grand and gracious manners
marked men of court." No higher links
of royal alliances can there be found in
France than those of Mme. Charette by
her French marriage, even if yon look
down the avenue of great personages as
far as you will and back again to the
venerable Duchess of St. James, the
grandmother of Mine. Charette's step
children. Yet those who can recall the
person of otfr simple Democrat, Presi
dent Polk, little dream that on the banks
of the Seine dwells his favorite niece,
surrounded by the royalists of the Bour
bon and Legitimist schools, and she the
most charming of them all, crowned with
womanly virtues the true pride of an
American lady. And from the." Cres
cent City " came a belle of rare qualities
and womanly beauties, whose name,
as the lovely Mme. de ; Dan bier,
few' of us will forget when re
fined taste and exquisite surroundings
are the topics of our talk. I might say
something of the Marchioness d'Hursele;
of New York, and that old group of the
Livingston-Power society, but for the
present I remain silent. I might also say
something of another sister who became
the Princess Lanti and made a mark in
society at Rome, but then I should hate
to speak of another sister who became
the Marchioness Garotti and the adopted
daughter-in-law of the late Pope Pio
Nono, and as I am not disposed to dwell
on details, I simply allude to these
names formally to show the attraction of
our belles to the gallants abroad and
point to the failures of our beans at home.
Here I might also say something of a
lovely neiee of the foregoing three ladies,
who became the Countess Bala and
graced the salons of Paris and Turin as
well as of Naples and Rome, but space
forbids the pleasure. How much in the
way of challenging our home-gallants,can
be said when the names of the Countess
de Damas and her sister, who married an
Italian Prince, are alluded to. Both in
Baltimore an-' ew York the family pedi
gree and pi UB family examples of these
fair and f rtuiate ones is gratefully
known. So,, too, that of the Countess
Montanban, and now that Miss Hunger
ford, of California, is added to the list of
foreign-titled American belles as I men
tioned in my last letter, it is a sourc .of
some laudable and anxious curiosity to
know who comes next ? "Why," I say
to my " Monumental City " fair compan
ion, " do not some of our American men
come over here and marry a Princess or
two, just by way of revenge? " " She:
.Do you see that little maiden with a big
Normandy cap, dark blue stockings,
bright colored kerchief, and with her
violet blue eyes and sweet, artless smile
even she would not marry other than
a Frenchman! " Why have our girls not
the same patriotism ?
Mr. Chas. Ward Raymond, C. E.. de
scribes in Van NostratuVs Euguieerinp
Magazine the result of some experi
ments with the telephone in submarine
operations at depths not exceeding
thirty feet. One telephone (Phelps Du
plex) was placed in the diver's helmet,
and fastened in Ruch a position that, by
simply turning his head, he could place
his mouth or ear to the instrument. The
other telephone was placed on the scow
which carried the air pitmp and the diver s
helpers. Using Edison's Carbon Trans
mitter, with the addition of an induction
coil and cell of battery, the arrangement
was perfectly successful. Conversation
was carried on with the utmost facility ;
it was not necessary to give the diver
any signal other than the simple " hallo !"
It was found that the diver could talk-rn
the helmet without putting his mouth to
the instrument, and he heard planely,
and therefore he could continue
his worx and conversation at the same
time. The battery, induction coil and
transmitter were placed on a shelf on
the diver's scow, and together occupied
no more room than would a Webster'8
Unabridged Dictionary : the telephone
in the helmet occupieb but little room,
and, of course, was not at all in the
One of the greatest trials of the news
paper profession is that its members are
compelled to see more of the shams of
oi tne world man any other pro
fession. Through every newspaper
omce, day after day, go all the weak
nesses of the world, all the vanities that
want to be puffed, all the mistakes that
want to be corrected, all the dull spea
ers that want to be thought eloquent, all
uie meanness uiui wants rx) get lis wares
noticed in the editorial columns, all the
men who want to be set right who were
never right, all the crack brain philoso
phers with stories as long as their hair
and as gloomy as their finger nails in
mourning because bereft of soap, all the
bovs who come to stay five minutes but
talk five hours. Through the editorial
and reportorial rooms all the follies and
shams of the 'world are seen dav after
day, and the temptation is to believe in
neiuier uott, man nor woman. At is no
surprise to me that in this profession
there are some skeptical men ; I only
wonder journalists believe anything.
Consumption of Ceffve.
America is fast becoming, if she is not
already, the greatest coffee-consuming
country on the globe. Coffee is not
longer a luxury, but a necessity of the
humble home as well as the abode of the
rich. We import annually, in round
numbers, 300,000,000 pounds of coffee.
the value of which is $25,000,000. This
is every year increasing, and in a greater
ratio than that oi any nation on the
globe. Our increase during the last
twenty-five years has been 8 per cent.
against 2yt per Cent, for Europe. The
substitutes for coffee which have met
with such favor in' other countries, are
not popular in America - We can hardly
understand now how the; world got along
peiore tne days or conee. The Ureeks
"s- A. . 3 . & . .
ana tvomsis never got a scent ot the glo
rious beverage for even ceilteiries after it
was used in Lwuopia and Abysieia. Dur
ing the. sixteenth century it wav-arried
down ki jji iruiu Arsuia, suu auoui
the same time it..faine began to spread
oyer Uurope,- -
t Tbre are those who take up so much
time in profession that there is none left
. .u (iwiucc. Aney are like ine
cinnamon tree, lor the bark is the best
pitrt of them. -
MAY 31, 1879.
Lumber Iuteresti of the Pacific Coast
So far as estimates can be made, the
sugar pine mills having connection with
San Francisco could manufacture about
41,000,0000 of feet annually, making a
grana total oi over &oo,wu,ouo of feet,
exclusive of what might be turned out
by the Sonoma County mills along the
route oi the .North Faciflo Coast Rail
road. It is probable, however, that not
more than one-third the amount of lum
ber estimated above will be manufactur
ed for the San Francisco market and for
eign export, as the present prospects of
the trade do not warrant the large pro
ductions or previous years : and it is be
lieved that nearly all the exporting mills
on the coast will this year manufacture
much less than last year. The
amount of business done ' will
depend largely upon the amount of logs
on hand at the several mills. Those
having none in boom will not be likely
to get out any lumber, isesides the
mills enumerated, there are numerous
mills Bcatlered along the coast and dotted
throughout the State which manufacture
for purely local consumption. These
are commonly of smaller capacity than
the exporting mills, and are frequently
of portable construction, erected for tem
porary use in small bodies of timber.
The largest pine mill on the coast is at
Port Gamble, Puget Sound, owned by
Pope & Talbot, and the largest redwood
mill at Enreka, Humbolt Bay, the prop
erty of D. R. Jones & Co. Besides the
San Francisco and other home markets,
there is a large foreign demand for
Pacific Coast lumber. The . Puget
Sound mills offer the best facili
ties for shipment of lumber by
deep water vessels Dickson, De Wolf &
Co., Welch & Co.; Hanson, Ackerson &
Co., Renton, Holmes & Co.; J. W. Grace
& Co.; Adams & Taylor; Pope & Talbot.
The first two firms, shipping from mills
at Burrard Inlet, British Columbia, are
the principal exporters of Puget Sound
umber doing business in San Francisco.
The foreign countries to which lumber
is extensively shipped include Chile,
Peru, Mexico, Australia, Sandwich
Islands, China and Japan. 35,000,000
feet is an approximate estimate of the
foreign export of lumber from Puget
Sound, not including the shipment from
British Columbia ports, for 1878. The
estimate from the books of the American
firms in this city shipping direct. There
is also considerable lumber reshipped to
foreign ports from San Francisco, of
which no account is to be had, and
which : is erroneously reckoned in
our annual home consumption. Most of
the lumber brought to this city comes by
water. In the Puget Sound and Oregon
trade vessels are employed with carrying
capacities ranging from zm,uw to l.uuo,
000 feet. The bark Casmwlra Adams,
owned by Adams & Taylor ; Top Gal
lant, by Renton, Holmes & Co., and the
ship Sagamore, belonging to Pope &
Talbot, have each a carrying capacity of
fully X. 000.000 feet. Trinidad is tne
only redwood port oi entry shipping by
deep water vessels. Redwood is brought
to this city chiefly by schooners carrying
from 80,000 to 240,000 feet, and by rail
and transit lighters from Duncan's mill,
Russian River. The number and char
acter of the vessels engaged in the lum
ber trade is so constantly fluctuating
that it is impossible to give any list of
them which would be either accurate or
satisfactory. "- "
Perils of the Chase.
Correspondence of SU Louis Globe-Democrat. 1
Belknap, Northwest Texas, April 29.
An incident transpired some time ago
in the Wichita Mountains, which rise
along side the stream of the same name
in liavlor County, bordering on the
great Llama Estocado of Texas, that
well illustrates the stealthy character of
the Pnma, or Mexican lion. The ani
mal is an inhabitant of the lofty moun
tain ranges of Mexico, and quite often
met with in the Chenoti Range which
looms up between the Rio Pecos and Rio
Grande, this side of El Paso, and in the
extreme wilds and howling wildernesses
of West Texas. The Puma is occasion
ally encountered in the mountain settle
ments on the Texas frontier.
A few evenings ago a Texas frontiers
man and hunter named Franklin, a dwel
ler on the lonesome banks of the head
waters of the Little Wichita, left his
ranch for the purpose of bagging some
wild turkeys and other game for break
fast next morning.
The hunter was dressed in the broad
slouched hat so common in Texas, with
boots over trousers, - a six-shooter belted
to his waist, and his trusty rifle slung
over his shoulder. His venture was quite
successful. Franklin being a center shot.
Following the banks of the Little wich
ita, he brought down three fine gobblers
with his piece, and, huntsman-like, tied
all of them with a leather thong, slung
the turkeys over his shoulder, and Btarted
for ins sylvan home, or rather camp.
The shadows of night had already par
tially fallen on the murmuring river,
and the sombre gloom of deep solitude
fallen on the trees that lined the banks
of the Wichita. Franklin was plodding
along in the dim shades, unconscious of
danger from man or beast, when he felt
a sudden shock, as if a great load had
been precipitated on his back. Utterly
amazed and stunned, the hunter arose
from the stooping position into which he
had been thrown, and grappled with his
unknown and mysterious assailant. Hsi
first idea was that it was some devil-fish
by some curious chance turned loose on
A fierce combat ensued. His assailant
grappled with him, but seemed to direct
his strength against the freight he car
ried on his .- back. Franklin could not
use his gun or his pistol, but struck at
" the varmint with his fast, and endeav
ored to free himself from the intruder
much after the manner of the character
in the Arabian Nights, on whose back
was saddled the Old Man of the Sea. At
lat the animal, for such Franklin at
length perceived it to be, succeeded in
scampering off with one of the turkeys,
followed by the hunter,who now drew
his gun as well as knife. He fired one
shot at his assailant, lint this only en
raged him, and the animal, making a
deadly spring, alighted on Franklin, at
the same time planting ita claws deep
into his neck and cheeks, The hunter
was also fearfully torn and mangled
about the arms, legs and other parts of
the body, where the sharp teeth of the
brute were rapidly planted.
After this last spring, when the animal
had fastened its ugly claws in his face
Franklin, plunged his knife into his
enemy, who fell dead on the ground.
On examining the " varmint " the hunter
found it to be a Mexican lion of large
size. Such was his own enfeebled condi
tion, after such a death struggle, that it
was with difficulty Franklin reached his
ranch, where his wounds were dressed.
Kill the Fatted Calf.
Iter. Moy Jin Kee, Chinese pastor of a
Christian , missionary church in New
York, has been arrested on a charge of
stealinff drvaroods. and the plunder wa
found upon his person. He has returned
to his first love, the "'Old Adam being
too strong for his-Christian varnish.
It is said thaf the reason why bigamy
ia of such rarf ecurrence in Hungary is
that oho itirie a' man who was con-
his crime was sentenced by
th '. Jjye tor two years with both
wr A; -'-vrnftnt was consiaere,
cm 'r effect.
: A:x ytk TJ Side-
sadi , "wimiTarig.
She 1 . r, ms5.k:b m&a
or get , s. i
Scoop bonnets are worn.
Side satchels are de rigwvr.
Skirts are beautifully short.
Are blacksmiths forgers ?
Kit Carson's family is destitute.
A shirt front is a thing to be studded
A new North Carolina baby weighs 28
Dr. Carver can't find an Englishman
to snoot with.
In the vegetable race whoever saw the
Of Nellie Grant's eitrht bridesmaids.
au out two are married.
It is the season for findincr a dime in
last year s white vest.
Terrible forest fires are raeimr north
oi juusxegon, Michigan.
It can t be pretended that Hanlan's
victory is a Tyne s affair.
The Western Union Telegraph Com
pany pays wuu per year lor pens.
Iowa wants to change the name of
Bkunk River to a less redolent one.
A Mallorville. N. Y.. genius has in
vented an ant-proof sugar package.
Gen. Taylor's "Destruction and Re
construction " has met with a large sale.
A New York belle has ordered no less
than four spring bonnets, at $30 each.
A Sioux City. Ia.. boy rides to school
on a donkey his dinner-pail hung on ita
Mr. James James Gordon Bennett will.
it is said, go tiger hunting in India next
winter. . - - - ..
'A man break his heart?" sneered
the widow Pilkins. " Perhaps he does,
as a lobster breaks his claw, and another
The natives of Lord Howe's Island, in
the South Pacific, petitioned for four
school masters and some iron pots. The
gentle aborigines evidently contemplated
giving a party.
These beautiful lines will sing them
selves to many a sorrowful heart :
- White winged angels rat tear child
On the vestibule of life.
" Little boy " said a woman to a boy
who had been impudent to her. " have
you a mother ? " " No ; but pap wouldn't
marry you if there wasn't a housekeeper
in the whole dang land."
They hap a stuttering mn on the wit
ness stand in Kansas City the other dav.
and after the lapse of twenty-eight min
utes he had only got as far as : " D-d-d-d-damftno."
A sharp, thirsty man now walks into a
barroom and asks if he can " put up"
his silk umbrella for a drink. The bar
tender acquiesces, the chap gets a drink,
raises his umbrella and walks out.
The little one made a beautiful an
swer without knowing it. " What ! kiss
such a homely man as papa ? " said the
mother in fun. " Oh, but papa is real
pretty in his heart," was the reply.
There are some people whose lives are
like molasses with a spoonf ul of vinegar
in, and others whose lives are like vine
gar with a spoonful of molasses in it.
A man spent three weeks in an unsuc
cessful effort to teach his parrot a verse
of Scripture. The same bird, in the
succeeding four weeks, learned to swear
fearfully without a teacher. Parrots and
boys are nearly alike in this respect! ;
Simpkins refused to get his wife a new
hat, and soon after his little girl came in
and said, " Mamma, won't you buy me
a monxey to piay witn when you go down
town?" "No, darling, wait till you
are older, and then marry one as I did, "
replied the grief -stricken wife, with her
tears b rsting out afresh.
The Pope's Paper.
The Pope is about to go into the news
paper business. He wants an organ, and
none of the existing Catholic journals are
to his mind. If he has got something to
say, which he thinks the vrorld ought
to know, and which differs from anything
that has hitherto been told it, no one can
object to the Pope running a newspaper
tor the purpose of telling it. There is,
indeed, a positive advantage in knowing
what the first ecclesiastical power con
siders authoritative. It can be approved,
if true ; and criticised, if doubtful. Be
that as it may, it is certain that the re
port which has been afloat of the issue of
an authoritative Vatican newspaper is
about to be verified. The genuine Papal
Gazette, which is soon to displace, or, at
least, to regulate such organs as the
Umverg, Voce della Vertta. Tablet and
Gerrnania, will be a gigantic affair. It
will be printed in not less than five lan
images Italian. French. German. Span
ish and English. The character of the
journal is to be immediately official.
which is proved by the announcement
that in it all the Papal briefs and
allocutions will be published : at first
hand, and in their original text. The
printing machines are said to have been
ordered from Manchester. The difficul
ties involved in the polyglot character of
its contents will be surmounted by en
trusting the supervision of its linguistic
composition to a select committe of
scholars belonging to the Propaganda.
It is expected that about ten. thousand
copies will be sold in the streets of
Rome. The editorship in chief is as yet
undecided; the important chair is said to
be contended for by two rival candidates.
One is the Pope's own brother; the other
is M. Constable, hitherto - editor of the
Monde of Paris. It is well known that
Leo XIH. has long been vexed at the
provocative tone of the so-called Catho
lic press the " good press." of which
Pius IX. always spoke with such eager
laudation. Even while Leo was a sim
ple Cardinal he used to speak of found
mg a new catholic journal. The two
local Clericalist newspapers, the O user va
lor e Itomana and the Voce delta Verita.
which thrived under the late Pope, do
not disguise their uncomfortable sensa
tions at the prospect of the appearance
oi mis iormiaaoie rival.
Whatever wo may think oi our ancient
ruler, King Cotton, there ia no question
as to the allegiance we owe to Queen
iow. iuvery one of our agricultural
products, with the single exception of
Indian corn, is surpassed in value by our
dairy yield. The value of the cows, and
of the land especially devoted to tbsnr
snpport, is reckoned at $1,300,000,000
The annual production of cheese is esti
mated at 350,000,000 pounds, and that of
butter at 1,500,000,000 pounds. Their
combined Value estimated at $350,000,-
000 is only one-fifth less than that of the
corn crop, and is three and a half times
greater wan the gold and silver yield of
the whole country, which makes ao much
more noise in the world. The produc
tion of butter and cheese' has increased
thirty-threw per cent, with the past year,
and since the introduction of the Ameri
can factory system they have become im
portaiit objects of export, the foreign
aale amounting, during the lat season,
to $13,000,000 for butter and $14,000,000
for cheese.. The exports this year have
paid more than $1,000.(X0 fretcrLt. or
enough to snpiwrt a weekly line of
RtPHTnera to Kror.f to mprr null '?
the large freight money paid to raili-fMuls
Dairyius; is a quiet inda'rtry, w hk h in so
dispersed among the groat majority cf
farms in all parts of the country tiiat we
fail to reaUze it srr85."-' importance
As a Eioi;ey-produti::g i.-iasiry it
rapidly f-stenu;r. sa evr-ry d.reetoi, an
soon the productions cf te cow w ul 1
all othef interests.
Fichu col!r';t'o8 and t cV.'-re
gits a durry e:...-ot to a i.u k.u.
Brala sad Muscle.
There is no more valuable class of men
in any community, ao far as results are
concerned, than those who work with
muscle the class generally Known ea
"laboring men." Their ceadiuto
the men who labor with brain are, how
ever, equally valuable. Outside of what
is called " professional life, they depend
upon each other. There ia an avoidable
partnership among them, and they are
each others best inenas : xnu one di
rectsthe other performs, and both ac
complish, ibe distinction oetween the
two classes is made in reference to the
direct means by which each one suppoits
himself, and fills his place in life. No
body pretends that the "working man"
doe not think, any more than that tbe
worker by mind cannot saw wood or dig
a mine. But tbe old notion that tbe law
yer, the clergyman, the doctor, the school
teacher, the newspaper roan, "rf id oinne.
gfntM, do not labor, lias been exploded
white finger, that tells the secret of solid
The brain, like muscular organism, de
velops and wears cut witn nara wore.
They are machines that cannot last for
ever. The sleepless watch in your pocket
grows rickety in time ; and tne forty-ton
locomotive breaks down at last. The one
is gold and the other ia iron ; bat both
must work and rest, and, like any other
machine, tho part which does the most
work, wears out first. The sturdy black
smith's legs and appetite are good, and
his mind still bright, when be can no
longer wield his hammer. The Btndent's
eyes wear out before his hands.
The little fact of thedestruction of parts
of our being by hard usage, shows, in tbe
failure of particular mental faculties, that
" head work " ia hard work. Brain needs
rest. : , It is a ' noticeable fact
that men famous for some
special intellectual power, begin to grow
old in tho power first. Napoleon's great
ness lay in his wonderful stragetic and
executive ability. The prison of Elba
could not hold him. The bare rocks of
St Helena did. He had begun to wear
out. The literary world has never pro
dnced a more versatile and active intellect
than that of Walter Scott He used every
part of his brain at once, and used it in
cessantly. -When his mind gave way, it
broke all over. He died almost an idiot.
The most brilliant of American wits and
humorists. John G. Saxe. who. until the
the sixtieth year of his life, was the de
light of every jovial company he entered
who was resistless in his funninesa, haa
Sank into a settled melancholia. He
writes no more. . He sits at home, in tbe
very abiectuess of the blues, and refuses
even the presence of his dearest friends.
his intellect is as good as ever all bnt
the jolly part. That is worn out.
That the brain may work, and work
hard, is as plain a truth as is the hard
ness of the laboring band. That it needs
rest and variety, as much as the stomach
does, is proved to us every day. Zatti
eyt. j French Royal Exiles.
When the Court d'Artois resided in
Holy rood House, during the period of his
exile, the severity of his English creditors
confined him to the privileged limits of
the palace. Sunday being the only day
of entire freedom, he used to walk the
streets, antl was exceedingly struck with
the decorous behavior of the people and
their regular attendance at public wor
ship. He observed that certainly the
Divine blessing must protect in a
peculiar manner a nation who hon-!
ored God in so holy a way. On his
return to the palace he forbade his own '
people to play at tennis as Was nsu:.!.
Unwillingly relinquishing this amuse
ment, they bad recourse to backgammon.
This be also forbade. They were uncon
solably under the heavy evil of spending
a day without amusement, and warmly
remonstrated ' that their religion re
quired no austerity." " True," said he,
this forbearance makes no part of my
religion, but I think it is a respect which
we owe to the hospitality and the mor-
iiy decent conduct or . tne na
tion under whose protection we live,
to give up a trifling gratification
that is incompatible with their ideas of
sanctity and decorum." When the fam
ily of this Prince left Edinburgh a few of
bis followers, either : from inhrmity or
narrow circumstances, remained behind,
receiving much kindness from the neigh
boring gentry, who dally sent them pres
ents of game, fruit, etc. On the restora
tion of tbe Bourbons they prepared to
join them; bnt before their departures
general illumination took place alter tne
battle ot Leipsic. on which occasion they
placed a transparency in their windows
bearing this inscription, not too familiar
to Frenchmen : "Eternal Gratitude for
. Australian Enterprise. .
New York Times.
The Public Library of Melbourne, Aus
tralia, is justly " the glory of the town."
it was opened in tne mianey oi tne colo
ny, February, 1856, and is chiefly due to
the exertion of Governor Latrobe and Sir
Redmond Barrv. who is now a Judge of
the supreme Court, and was one of tbe
Commissioners ; to the Philadelphia
Exposition, bir lledmond siezed tne
moment to ask for a grant from the
Legislature when the revenue had in
creased from 300,000 a year to 3,000,
000 within some three years. I
is probably the best entirely free public
library in the world. All the appoint
ments are as handsome as in a wealthy
gentleman's private library, and contrast
most agreeably in that respect with tne
miserable condition of the Astor Library,
where, in the alcoves, it is often difficult
to procure a chair, and still more so to
find one which does not show a probabil
ity of breaking down beneath its burden.
The librarians, who are persons of Intelli
gence, with a knowledge of literature, are
specially instructed to renaer every as
sistance lO IDS) resuer in prvocvumig tin
branch of inquiry upon which he is in
tent, and so thoroughly popular is tbe
library in its character that it is sought by
nervous of every kind of craft to id
them in tbe'ir work. The mag
nificent rooms are divided into ai-
mvM. and in one vou may see i
classical student eager over his Greek,
In nnntlior a mpchftnic lookim? Ut BOme
recent improvement in uis art. There is
no asking for books and being only at
lowed one at a time. Any one may range
where he will, and take out any work he
mav desiie at pleasure. The sole condi
tion attached to the use of the library is
that those with dirty bunds must wash
them before handling the books, and
lavatory is at band, there is no sneh
provision at: tuo Astor. lieneath tne
library are fine galleries of art. also per
fectly free. Melbourne had all this when
she was 33 years old, and here is New
York, over two centuries old, and can
show nothing like it. The Melbourne
Library, brilliantly lighted, is ojien till 10
at night. The Astor Library closes long
Those Terrible Type .
The recent incarceration of the editor
of the Thomas town Vidttie in tbe insane
asylum, a hopeless maniac, has sad, sad
history, reopie who recently aw an ar
tide in his pner er.tliled " lv-tt'i of an
Ank-!8 Worm, ana did not n-u t-"
the heading, were not aware tiwt il
licit was au cl-i'uarv of tbe c ? i iV .
mho had j.-.bt I-.1 him s.'.l i t r os " u. 1
that e-H the artiiio ur-.l 1-3 t',.e r-r, it
a htaJed, "itea'.n cf au A M . Io
"It's tad eaor
STisn Crab'-i j le t
"it's bad tr-v"o
niarrjiag at t L.i
he xe!r-- I y. - :
h..i a to Ut
y i ..-.3
Call? ' f ' " "'
. .3- ' $s y
Ani c-'Vr j '
Lars suad Heavy ;
Neatly and ex;-. V.
t IT WAS THB ICR 1lA7 t ..
By tba Deanery News
There was a bit of very t
der a thin sprinkling of k.
walk at the corner of ilain and :
streets, one morning lit v. ..
Merrill's grocery is on the cr ;
the place has facilities !.
shines brightly,, for ti.o a:-.:
number of the popnlice -sit1
sleighing, bright faces, or any;! - - i
suggestive of steadv, crr-m's--i
This bit of ice, like a treats 1 -hid
in the cleft
sheU embedded in the sands oi a d
jaw coast, had its lesson to teach
uumaniry. And ft deeply
cnuu u H)ta loo.
There were a Bnmlwr
walked over this bit of ice witkrat know
ing of its existence, just as there ara
numbers who tyead upon fraprant wood
land blossoms or by
over finer feeHncrs. wit?
all of their existence. They were l.nrrr-
mg, careless people, bent
of this world.
Once in a while tWo
along an appreciative party, one who
soul was alive to little things.
The first of these vutn viori tr i.i
of stocky form. She sat down rVt in
heap, and her lips formed in the Bhape
of the letter O.
She simply eiaculateJI ;
' Oh, my ! this is dreadful ! "
- The next was a man cnftvA in t',
of legs. He was walking ewi'tlv." 0 ; a
vnrl,f t ! A 1. ' , - ,. . ..
;r" iw. tuucjieu IMS pit oi ICC
right foot then shot off on ti t V 5
left foot left its mooring and ew t - , r
in the same direction. This cs,:. -1 . :
reversed the position of the rr..n, ;
coming down on his hands iu In,.,
and looking up the other wav c f
street. He turned
face, but said nothimr.
He who followed Mm was also a
man. It was the beloved pastor c f t '
Third Church. The shock throw '
forward at first, but he recover- i I
self in time to go down on Lis t . r
once. A pail fall of molasses v . . !
held in his right hand added to
eral interest. He simply said-
Mercy on us f which vi.- "
eluded the molasses. .
The fourth person was a e'.ix' - '
party, muffled up to the nono, t
ting along lightly under the ;
of a angreeable thought. 1
chubby feet gave way -" alm-.
taneously, and in the effort to
self, his fees smote the ice f
in rapid succession, and t V
down on his side, very red i
and very low and vulgar ia !
sation. ;- :
Fifteen minutes later a
along on a dead run. His h is.-,
iixe deceptive surface, and 1 -
in a heap like a post, m
anything. He got Hp an i S -
the neck, who had laugh&i Ft I.. .
then passed peacefully on. -
The next man to fall sat don m.h
on the walk, with both lein r-xiread
and a lower set of teeth laviisg o
hard snow between' them. . t ,
shoved the teeth in his poc:
up, and hurried away, h
Following hinrnas r:- .. . '
evidently a teamster, i our. r t - 1 , '
rough exterior, and wore a
care look on his face. The i-L
him completely over, and dror-
on tus lace, leaving him mer-a
Of, " O. L."
Mr. Merrill, seeing the seri;3 t,f
alties, told his clerk to pour ashos t -j
treacherous spot. Wile that j -
getting them, a red-faced man, f.l i
life and vigor, stepped on tLt . ,
tnrew notfi legs wildly into the a r, :
came down on the back of his head v.
dreadful thud, madly clutching i t.
rel of brooms in his descent. OnYr., -him
to his feet it was discovered u.ui )
had split his coat the length of Lla I .
seriously damaged one of his nnderc-ar-ments,
and had said, " Great gau.I "
The Bangerewi Girl.
From Lipplneott's Kagaxin.
But now, at last, let us come to the t "
dangerous girl" the girl who seems I v
some fine fitness to walk into the .
room in a man's heart, which has ;
been opened to another woman, acu t
np her abode there. "She is yi't as 1
as my heart," Orlando says of 1:.1, i, -..
and there can be no more scot: rate n . i-
urement for a lover's delight in ins g
heart. She fits him. she suits hmi. ,e
may not be pretty, she need not be r
she may be both or these tki
a remarkable degree, and a bt
belle beside, and a chef d'apavr?
milliner's art into the bargain. E
nas a gut over sua , oeyona &a .
which renders all others snborvl.cai,:.
She has a way of listening which rfc!tf
tbe most reserved man eloquent, at- i 1,
little speeches, never audacious audr.
brilliant, hare yet somethir; tr:
about them, aud cling te l,.j sr..
when he sits over his fire by i:ijl t c-
about his daily work. .Then br Lire, i
distinct and vivtd persona!, ry, jl; j
him; it is the girl herself, not 'n-r i
gles nor her flounces, tri&i he .
members.- it seems natural to mm i;
he is thus taken possession ofs-.ii
captive. No matter how cold he r
have been heretofore, he ror I
ardent, warm-heated and rebh. i- :
have admired ft pretty girl w. 1 -belows
and flounces ana her r. L
tion of the most beeomiDg, hs t.?' .
been ft little beavv ' heart" i v,
sumptuous beauty of the bel'.-i, s - : '
saved him the trouble of doiii - j. it
ing, being able to do it her...
more ' brilliantly. But' tins J
ing after private felicity, th.s : -lief
in attainable ha pp. .r. j -
faith in the future whicIT"".
assure to him, only followed t
ance witn tne "dangerous crri" - :
nis coasted ideas of int er-pri
notions or Dacueiorboort, mi .
longing to be engaged. Until he -
ue said, with .Benedick : '0a r,
fair yet I am well : anolho i j
am well ; another virtuous, ret I
but till all graces come it-.ih c a
one woman shall not come i: ' t .
XFrom tbe Burlington IT.-,
It was rather late one met
Mr. WiUaby got np, ar..l
conscious of a confuse 1 r
things, but he didn't say u-.u
to appear as cheerful ag ,
Presently breakfast wts
the family took their pUuv -s i
but Mr. Willaby was ame-
staring at six little wo -.
axle greese ranged solen r.;
his plate .
' Where, nndpr t!. s
with ft puyzled intof-f
thunder w j. ere L'.l '" s.
" Vil. it it -