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THE LITTLE FOLKS.
Ka, the fair, 'Kith soft flaxen hair,
Acd dir azure eyes, Use ber fatherfeld's alien,
Sid, t-lijly nd low, witb'dimplr aglow,
' Mamma, will you brinK
' A little gold ring
J'ront the town, when to-morrow you go?"
Hut the crate mamma' ryes were aolemu ami wihe;
' Why, Ktb, my dear, you are only a child.
And chould think of your book
Iiihtetd of your looks ;''
Hn, (gcly, tlic grave mamma sinllM.
" or vain, reouin tninj;,
like Jewel and ring.
Don't think till you're older, my child."
Oraudma, the fair, with fcof t silver hair.
In her even a "long-ago"' look,
With c half-mujiing eigh her glasse laid by.
And dreamily turned from her book :
"King, did you say?
My thought were away ;
I rrniember no well the first that you wore !
You often had coaxed me for trinkets before;
And once, in the town of Hamburgh, I bought
A tiny gold ring, no quaintly wrought
How you danced and aaug for joy that day
Do jou remember it. daughter May?
Ah, me! ah, me!
Ho long ago!
You Kcarcely uere old as Eva, I know.'
llva rhook down the ringlets bright.
To hide in her yea the mischievous light ;
Mahima carefully guided her reams ;
Grandma went lick to her " long-ago" drcamu.
CJ rare diplomacy.
In the town on the morrow the ring was bought !
Cland aud the tattle Bird.
" Claud," said Lis mamma, one day,
" would you like to see a bird's nest ?"
" Oli, yes J" said Claud, jumping up
.-aid down with delight ; "where is it?"
"I will tako you to see it," said his
mamma ; " but I Hhall blindfold you."
" What for, mamma?" asked Claud,
" Because if you should go there of
ten you would disturb the pretty littlo
mother-bird, and she would go away
and leave the eggs."
" Then I could have 'em !" said Claud,
"But she would feel bad to lose
them ; so I shall not lot you sec where it
is. If you want to go you must be blind
folded." "Will it hurt?" Claud asked, hesi
tating. " No, of course not," laughed mam
ma, taking out a clean white handker
chief and folding it up cornerwise.
" Now let me tie this on."
Claud camo up, had the bandage tied
on, took mamma's hand, and they started
" Now I'm a blind man, like poor old
lloger in my book, and you're my dog
to lead me. Ain't you a pretty big dog,
"I should think I was," said mamma,
When they were on the walk there be
gan a curious and mysterious perform
ance. First mamma led him a little way
toward the barn ; then she turned and
walked toward the chicken-house ; then
she went back past the house, down by
tho fountain to the front eato ; and then
she led him over all the winding paths
of the yard. After that she turned him
around several times, so he would not
know which way he was going, and at
last sho led him across the grass and up
to a littlo rose-bush, not twenty feet
from the front gate. Holding her dress
around him, bo that he couldn't look
out, sho slipped up the bandage and let
There on the ground, away under the
bush, was n cunning littlo nest, and in it
were four pretty speckled eggs. Claud
could hardly believe his oyes. Such tiny
bits of eggs, and such a cunning little
" Oh, mamma !" ho cried, eagerly,
" oh, do let my take it home and put it
on the piazza !"
"No," said mamma; "you wouldn't
want to tako away the poor littlo bird's
house, would you? By and by four
tiny bits of birds will come out of them,
and then I'll bring you again to see
"It's eyer V ever so far from our
house, ain't it?" asked Claud, inno
cently. " So far that I think you'll nevor find
it," said mamma. Then she blindfolded
him again, and by the same windingway
led him back to tho house.
Every day after that Claud might be
seen wandering away off at tho end
of tho lawn, looking eagerly at the foot
of every bush, trying to rind that nest.
Mamma kept her word, and in a few
days alio took him, in the same mysteri
ous way, to see four littlo widc-mouthcd
birds. A day or two after this Claud
was playing on the grass near the fence,
and no saw a bird fly down into the grass
at the foot of that very rose-bush. Then
ho heard a loud peeping, and he ran tip
to see what it was. Tho old bird flew
up as he came near, and there was the
nest full of birdies. Ho stood looking
at them, never suspecting that it was
the Biimo family that he had scon, when
a big boy, who lived near, noticed him
through the fence.
"What you looking at?" ho asked.
" Little birds," answered Claud, not
looking up, " with big moufs, and not
any f fathers."
" Give me ono," said the boy.
" 'T ain't mine," said Claud ; "b'long
to their mamma."
" Well, just bring ono hero for me to"
look at," said the big boy ; " I want to
see what kind it is. Come, I'll give you
some candy if you will," he added, coax
ingly. Candy was a great temptation to
Claud ; so, after a moment's hesita
tion, ho carefully took up one of the
droll-looking things, and c;irried it down
to the fence. The boy snatched it and
"Here!" cried Claud, "whero's the
candy? an vou must n't take it away !"
"Wait there till I bring it," said the
boy with a laugh, as he turned around
Claud waited a long time, till his
mother came out and called him. He
went up to the big tree where she was
sitting, and told her the whole story.
"Why, Claud," said she, "that is a
bad boy, and he just promised you the
candy to get you to bring him'a bird.
He did n't mean to give it back ; and
now the poor little mamma will feel
Claud began to cry.
" I told you not to talk to that bov,"
" I didn't," sobbed Claud : "he talked
"I think," said mamma, "that Td
better tie up these little hands, so that
they can't do any more mischief ; don't
" Y-e-s," said Claud, hesitatingly.
So mamma laid his arms across each
other andtied them with hishandkerchief.
And then she told him the whole storv
of the birds how the mamma and papa
birds came there in the spring, and
found that cozy little place under the
rose-bush, and how they went off and
brought horse hairs and other things,
and made a nice little house, and then
the mamma bird laid four eggs, and sat
on them all the time, and hardly left
them a minute till the little birds broke
open the shells and came out And
then when ahe vas gone out to iunt np
something for them to eat, a. jiaughty
boy came and carried off one of her
dear little babies.
Cland hung his head and felt Very
touch aahtfMd, and rtr? toim aai
promised that if his naughty hands
wanted to touch any more birds he
would come right to mamma and have
them tied np. Little Corporal.
X Story ef a Grizzly Bear.
" Now, uncle, we are all ready for a
story," said Benny Beetle, as ho and his
brother .Tosey drew their chairs to his
side, before a nice blazing wood fire, on
a vilil pvnnincr in November.
Uncle was a great favorite, and a very
important person in the eyes of all the
children in the family, for they had but
recently made his acquaintance, as he
had ppent a number of years in Califor
nia and Oregon, living the wild, rude
life of a hunter and trapper; and his
endlcps "budget of stones was an un
failing source of pleasure to them all.
"Now, vou may tell us just as awfui
a Biory as you know, and you won't
frighten me a bit," mid Benny.
"Well, let me see," said uncle;
"shall it be a grizzly bear story, or an
Indian story, or what?
" O, a grizzly ! a grizzly !" they both
shouted. . ,.
" Well, a grizzly let it be then. 'Tib
a true story, remember ; but you may
not think it is as awful as the made-up
" When I first went to California, I
knew a man there by the name of
Jolinny Astor. He lived alone in a tent,
among the mountains, and the boys all
said that Johnny was piling up tho
4 dust ' very fast. He went shares with
no one. He occasionally gave us a call,
on his way to town for provisions;
but he said very little about his busi-
" We often told him it was unsafe for
him to live alone, for some of the In
dians at that time were very hostile ;
and the bears were even more to be
dreaded than the Indians, particularly
the grizzly, which had often been seen
in that vicinity. They are the most
powerful and ferocious of all the bear
tribe, and when hungry or enraged, will
attack a man or an animal ; they have
very large feet, and very long claws ;
their hair is coarse ; and they have a
mauo between their shoulders which
stands erect ; they are very difficult to
kill, aud, when wounded, arc very dan
gerous to tho hunter.
" One morning, the whole camp was
surprised by the arrival of Johnny, with
all his earthly possessions on his back
tent, frying-pan, pick and shovel.
" What's the matter?' 'Where are
you bound?' 'What's happened?'
were the exclamations heard on every
" 'I'm bound not to live alone any
longer; that's what's the matter. A
grizzly came near making mince-meat of
me, last night, and I thought it was
time for me to pull up stakes and leave
"'Good for you, Johnny; I have
been telling you to do so all along,' said
one of the boys.
" Well, what about the grizzy ?' " I
" ' I'll tell you : Last night, after I
had finished my day's work and eaten
my supper, I sat down before the fire to
smoke ; everything was as still as a
mouse, aud I was thinking over old
times, when all at once I heard a terri
ble scratching and snuffing behind me,
and turning around, as true as you live,
there was a grizzly poking his noso un
der my tent !
"'J knew what that meant, boys;
and I can tell you, my heart thumped as
it never did before. I had neither gun
nor revolver, for I am hot a fighting
man ; and if I had had any fire-arms it
would have been useless for me to have
attempted to kill him ; for unless you
are a suro shot, 'tis plaguey risky busi
ness to pull tho trigger on a grizzly.
But my wit served mc well that time,
for it suddenly jwpped into my head
that it was tobacco smoke that made
him snuff and sneeze so ; for he would
tuck his nose under the canvas, and
then draw it back, with a terrible snort;
so, what did I do but just stir up my
fire to a brisk blaze, and taking out my
tobacco, whittle it away lively on the
coals. It was pretty tough for me, I
can tell you ; but it was for life, boys ;
and I kept whittling aud whittling till
the old tent was blue with smoke. He
walked clear around it, putting in his
nose hero and there, but it was too much
for him ; my tobacco held out longer
than he did ; and finally he marched off
and left me ; but I watched for him till
daylight, and then I packed up my traps
and here I am.'"
"What a good thing it was that he
knew how to smoke," said Benny, who
had been listening with open oyes and
cars; "mother thinks 'tis such a bad
habit, and is always talking against it ;
but now I mean to learn, for it may save
my life sometime."
"It certainly did a good turn for
Johnny once; but let me tell you,
Benny, that the use of it destroys more
lives than it saves ; and your mother is
quite right about it. I remember her
good advice to mc, when I left her
years ago ; and the remembrance of her
gcntlo face and encouraging tones saved
me from many a temptation. Be true
to your mother's counsel, and I am quite
sure that you will come out all right.
Johnuy's fright cured him of living
alono ; and ho was never seen afterward
without a revolver in his belt ; but we
were all doubtful about his knowing
how to use it."
" O, that was a first-rate story, uncle
the best one yon have told yet please
tell us another." N
" Not to-night, boys ; not to-night ;
but if yon are very polite to me, I will
take you to the menagerie some day,
and show you a bear, though he may
not be a grizzly."
" O, that will be splendid," they both
cried ; and bidding him good-night,
they went to their bed, on the best of
terms with their uncle and all the world
Bazalne's Place of Confinement.
The island of St Marguerite, where
Bazaiue is to be confined, is one of the
two Luvia Islands on the Mediterranean
coast of France. The largest of these
islands is St Marguerite, the smaller
St Honorat Both are fortified islands,
and have been used by different French
Governments for many years, as a place
of seclusion for State prisoners. The
fortress on St Marguerite, to which Ba
zaine is destined, is famed in story as
one of the places of the imprisonment
of the "man with the iron mask."
While confined there, as the romance
goes, he wrote his story on one of the
silver plates on which his meals were
served, and threw it overboard. A fish
erman picked it up, but being unable
to read, brought it to the Governor ei
the castle. In consequence of this in
cident, the prisoner was removed to the
Bastile. where he died. In latter days
St Marguerite has only been brought
into notice as the temporary abiding
place of some of the Communist prison
ers. Probably, as the French always
hare an eye to the historical fitness of
tilings. Marshal Bazaine zaay now oc
cupy the same apartments once tenant
ed by the prisoner whose story is one
of the saddest, an well ae the xaoet -afttok'e,
i?4f. cf mricn kktorr.
BoMparte An Esfllsli Criticism, of
(from Temple Bar.) ,. ,
Ho loved noise, movement, martial
life, drums, trumpets and the destruc
tion of life upon a large scale. Egotism,
jealousy, acquisitiveness, a passion for
mystifying others, falsehood, were
strongly-marked characteristics. He was
also a reviler ; he insulted all whom ho
feared or hated. Thus this old friend
of Robespierre, this whilom Jacobin and
terrorist, designated tnc sincere ltcpuu
licsuis as "chiens enrages" and as
brigands. He called the King of Prus
sia the most complete fool of all the
Kings on earth ; Pitt an enemy of the
human race ; the Spanish Bourbons a
troop of sheep; Broglie, Bishop of
Ghent, a reptile ; the emigrants who
were faithful to the monarchy, and the
nriests who disapproved of the con
cordat, "scum of the earth." Hecalnm
niated the Due d'Enghien by pretending
that he had proffered mm ins services.
He accoscd Grouchy of the defeat at
Waterloo, Bernadotte of not having
come to his aid on the field of Eylau.
He showed himself a true Corsican to
the last. It was a boast of his that he
had never committed any crimes pri
vately. This was a lie. His Corsican
enemies, Arene and Ccrrachi, fell into a
trap of his sotting, and lost their lives.
Pichegrau was strangled by his order ;
several former Jacobins were summoned
before a council of war, and by his pri
vate command condemned to death. The
assassination of the Due d'Enghien
made a noise in tho world because he
was a Bourbon. History will some day
relate many analogous cases hitherto
left in obscurity. Nero and Torquemada
destroyed fewer lives throughout their
entire career than did Bonaparte during
a single month of his reign. I believe
that, from 1804 to 1815, his victims (in
cluding Frenchmen and others) num
bered not less than six million men. It
would be important to know how many
deserters were shot. Each principal
town of the several departments had its
place aux fusillades, and many towns
of the second rank also. Probably
several thousand French subjects were
shot before councils of war for mere de
sertion. France has nevor had such an enemy.
If she perishes, it will be by the appli
cation of the Napoleonic idea that is
to say, by falsehood, audacity, despot
ism, cunning, hypocrisy, war, luxury,
corruption. The eulogists of this man
have been visionaries, unscrupulous
worshipers of brute force, soldiers,
priests, the ignorant and the servile in
fine, all who venerate the devil more
than God, and who are incapable of re
signing themselves for the good of hu
manity to tho inconveniences of entire
liberty. He has been popular in France
because the French are imaginative and
have believed hitherto that their Em
peror defended France and their Repub
lic against all Europe. Writers and
artists have encouraged this notion. In
exalting the Emperor, they have sold
their works and attained a success.
Next to the history of religion, the his
tory of war has most attraction for the
popular mind, and the apologists of
Napoleon have followed the example of
religions writers and artists, who repeat
the lives of saints aud martyrs in poetry,
painting and sculpture.
One of the fruitful causes of expendi
ture by the last Congress was the ap
propriation of over 12,000,000 for the
erection of public buildings for Gov
ernment use in various cities and towns.
In tho face, however, of this fact, a
much larger movement in that direction
has already been made in the present
Congress. It was ascertained at tho
Capitol to-day that there wcro over 40
bills pending before the committee for
the erection of public edifices in the fol
lowing cities and towns, and involving
an expenditure of nearly $$0,000,000 :
Austin, Tyler, Dallas, Galveston, Hous
ton and Jefferson, Texas ; Leavenworth
and Topeka, Kan. ; Kansas City,
Jefferson City and St. Joseph, Mo.;
Council Bluffs, Iowa; Charleston, S. C;
Charleston, W. Va.; Portland, Oregon;
Brooklyn, N. Y.; two in Pittsburgh, San
Francisco, Syracuse, Lynchburg, At
lanta, Santa Fc, Greenville, S. C, Erie,
Pa., New Albany, Ind., Wilmington, N.
C, Auburn, N. Y., Port Townscnd and
Olympia, Washington Territory, Talla
hassee and Jacksonville, Fla., Mont
gomery, Ala., Rochester, N. Y., Oxford,
Miss., Nebraska City, etc. If the
promised retrenchment is carried out,
not one of these buildings will be au
thorized, though most of tho bills for
them have been presented since tho
resolution of economy passed the House.
Why Chubb Mourned.
When Chubb's wife died we called in
to mourn with him, and, if possible, to
consolo him in his affliction. The old
man sat in the rocking-chair with his
eyes closed, chewing a toothpick, and
rocking to and fro as he apparently
mused over the years he had spent so
happily in company with his late part
ner. We gently approached the subject
of Mrs. Chnbb's departure. We as
sured him that we sympathized with him
in his deep affliction, and the more sin
cerely because we well knew the estima
ble qualities of his wife, and were famil
iar with the virtues with which she
adorned her home.
"She was, indeed," we said, "an ex
cellent woman, a remarkable woman ; a
woman of sterling qualities and unaf
Chubb stopped rocking, and looked
at us mournfully. Then exclaimed :
"Unaffected piety ! That's just what's
the matter. I tell yon, Adeler," said he,
bringing his hand down emphatically on
the arm of the chair, "the way that
woman would roast n sugar-cured ham
would bring the tears to the eves of a
Then we went out and left him alone
with his sorrow. There are some kinds
of grief that are too Hicred to be lightly
intruded upon. Max Adder.
The Grain Tkade of America. The
chief features of the grain trade of the
country are the increased concentration
of the exports from the four chief At
lantic ports. From 1866 to 1872 the
percentage of.increase in the receipts of
grain at six of the leading Atlantic ports
stood as follows : Philadelphia, 232 ;
Baltimore, 150; Montreal, 70; New
York, 58; Boston, 50; Portland, 44.
Taking only the ports named above,
they aggregated, in 1872, total receipts
amounting to 83,010,803 bushels, against
90,217,375 at New York. Philadelphia
ranks next to New York, her receipts
having reached 24,117,150 bushels.
During the tame period the receipts at
Boston were 16,701,934 bushels. With
the opening of the Hoosac tunnel, the
grain trade of Boston will be largely in
creased. Lrcr Iiawkescx, colored, died at the
poor-house in Somerrille, Tenn., on the
9th inst, aged 120 yearn, ahe was once
owned by the noted robber, John A.
Murrell, wfcp figwed to conspicuously
in Tewa" and Kentucky atany years
The YlrgiaUas PriwHwre Horrors of
(From the New York Tribune.)
A fact which has not generally been
known by the statements of prisoners
now comes to light, which is that they
were robbed by the crew of the lornado,
and nearly all who owned anything were
robbed of money, jewelry, watencs ami .
other valuables! Tho prisoners were
taken to the jail of Santiago soon after
their arrival in port. Here they were
crowded together like cattle : here the
suffering began. They were not as
signed to separate cells. Indeed, there
was no opportunity for such confine
ment in the contracted quarters of San
tiago jail, but the entire party of nearly
200 were driven into a small room,
nearly 50 feet wide by 15 long. Thcro
they were obliged to live as best they
could, though the air, of course, was al
most deadly, and there was little or no
opportunity for exercise. The prisoners
were supplied with provisions which,
though sufficient as regards quantity,
were poor in quality, and hardly fitted
to sustain life. Tho provisions consist
ed almost wholly of rico and water.
One night the prisoners were stealthily
taken from the jail aud marched with
the greatest haste to a point seven miles
below the city, in tho vicinity of the
Morro. The road lay through a rough
tract of country, aud the journey wns
most wearisome, while some of the
prisoners were so sick as to be almost
unable to stand. The sufferings of some
of tho number were inter. -e, and no
pity was in th breast of tho Spaniards.
At this point ou the coast they were
placed ou board the steamer Bazeau,
which at once sailed for Havana. At
Manzanilla it was met by the mail
steamer coming in the opjositc direc
tion. On tliis steamer was Gen. Burriel,
who at once ordered the Bazexui to re
turn to Santiago. She turned about,
but soon ran aground, and the passen
gers wero transferred to another vessel.
Here they suffered horrors heretofore
unknown. The were crowded in the
hold of the vessel, where scarcely a ray
of sunlight could struggle in. Tho air
was poison ; the darkness was almost
continuous ; the food they ate was
wretched in qualtty and insufficient in
quantity ; tho water they drank was
what remained in tho buckets after tho
dumb animals were satisfied. These an
imals consisted mainly of horses and
mules. They wero kept on the deck
alwvo the Virginius prisoners, and were
thus a constant source of annovauco to
the helpless prisoners below. -It was in
tho midst of all this filth and suffering
that the prisoners were not allowed to
wash while on board the Bazean for ten
days, and their arms were pinioned be
hind them the larger portion of the
voyage. They were occasionally beaten
on ine sugutest provocation, ami some
times on no provocation at all.
The Seven Wonders of the World.
Although every school boy and girl in
the land has read of the " seven wonders
of the world," and every person of any
intelligence has either read or heard of
them ; probably nmetj-uiue persons
out of a hundred who might be asked
tho question could not name them.
They are :
1. The Pyramids, the mystery of the
past, tho enigma of the present, and
tho enduring for the future ages of this
2. The temple, tiie walls, and hang-
ing gardens of Babylon, the most cele-
brated city of Assyria, and tho resi -
donee of the kings of the country, a'ter
the destruction of Ninovah. "
3. Tno Chryselephantine statue of
Jupiter Olvmpus, the most renowned
work of Phidias, the illustrious artist of
Greece. The statue was formed f
gold, and was sitting on a thronu al -
most touching the summit of the tem
ple, which was seventy foot hight
4. The temple of Diana, at Ephcsus,
which was 220 years in building, and
wbii.h wns 4'n foot, in lentil nn.1 'Mm in
breadth, and supported by 127 marble
columns of the Ionic order, 60 feet
5. The mausoleum of Halicarnassus,
erected to the memory of Mausoleus,
the King of Caria, by his wife Artemisia,
B. C. 353.
6. The Pharos, at Alexandria, alight
house erected by Ptolemy Soter at the
entrance of the harbor at Alexandria. It
was 450 feet high, and could be seen at
a distance of a hundred miles, and upon
which was inscribed " King Ptolemy to
the gods, the saviors, for the benefit of
7. Tho Colossus at Rhodes, the
brazen image of Apollo, 105 Grecian
feet in height, and which was located at
the entrance of one of the harbors of the
city of Rhodes.
A Kentucky Fanner Killed by a Pan
For some time past a ferocious pan
ther has been prowling through the
woods over the Cat hills, near Taylors
ville, Spencer county. On Monday
last, Richard Holt came across the pan
ther while out hunting, and fired two
charges into its side without fatal ef
fect. This tended to enrage the ani
mal, and in less than two minutes it
had landed upon Holt and was savagely
clawing him to death. A little boy who
was with Holt ran to where a party of
men were working in a field aboutlialf
a mile away, and, as soon as these men
could arm themselves, they hastened to
Holt's aid ; but when they reached the
spot they found his head and his body
torn almost into shred". The beast,
after killing him, had evidently eaten a
portion of the body, as large lump; of
tlesh which had evidently been torn out
of the body could not be found any
where about the spot. Mr. Holt was a
farmer, very fond of hunting, was brave
to a fault, and was very venturesome.
The inhabitants of the neighlorhood
have organized for the purpose of hunt
ing down and slaying the monster of the
woods. It is said that the hideous yells
of the beast can b heard every night,
but that the people arc afraid to pursue
it in the dark. Louisville Ledger.
GcraiaBy Flooded with SIlTer.
The circulation of coin in Europe is
about to be considerably increased. The
German Empire, in a very short time,
will call in the circulation of silver,
all except enough for small change,
about e3,000,000 of silver, and little or J
no gold, in circulation in trermany. i
Aft t Onrman Cmvemmmt rvd J
the French indemnity money, it was re
solved to get rid of the clumsy silver,
and -substitute the more portable and
valuable gold coin. With this purpose
.u.Uiv6u.uwuu ...... ... r r. ,
in view, the Berlin Mint has been com-
inff about 5.000.000 or 6.000.000 Of
LvW Jk s
thalers per week; and there must be ,
now at least $200,000,000 of that com j
readv for distribution. But the Gov
ernment is puzzled what to do with the
vast quantity of surplus silver. Large
shipment of it have been made to In
dia and China, for purchase of teas and
other products ; but, as the people of
three countries are not accustomed f
the silTer thaler (about a 70-cent piece!
ine money hi recerrea
received with tMjneUm
and at a diteormt
Fall of a Monster Aerolite.
Trenton (Mo.) Correspondence Chicago Time.
A few days since the inhabitants of
tho vicinity of Farmersville, a hamlet
of Livingston county, in this State,
were startled by the appearance in the
heavens in broad daylight of an im
mense ball of fire, or meteor, falling
with inconceivable velocity to the
earth. The spot of its fall was visited
by the awc-Mruck citizens in crowds to
learn more of the strange apparition.
A man was found who had been nt work
iu the wikkIs close bv, and who seemed
almost distracted by fear, but who toon
recovered himself sufficiently to tell
what he knew of it. Ho said as he was
at work he heard a sound like the fierce
screaming of a huge shot from a rificd
cannon, accompanied by a rushing
noif-e, like the sweep of a tornado.
Looking about to discover the Bource of
so strango a sound, a bright glare like a
flash of lightning attracted his eye up
ward, and then he beheld, apparently
coming directly toward him, a mass of
fire " as big as a mountain." Before ho
had time to escape it, it struck the earth
a quarter of a mile away, and the shock
was like an earthquake. Tho party ap
proached and found a glowing mass,
which prcvouted close inspection by its
radiant heat. It cooled off gradually
and now presents tho usual appearance
of such bodies, being a black, shining
mass of meteoric iron, but its huge size
is unprecedented. It is deseriled as
reaching a height of full twenty feet
from the surfaco of the ground, and as
being twenty or twenty-live feet in di
ameter ! This seems almost incredible,
but as hundreds of recctable and
truthful people have seen it, aud all tell
tho same story, the facts force them
selves on our belief. It is Mipioscd,
and with good reason, that at least half
of it is buried out of sight ; but up to
this timo no means have been used to
ascertain the depth of its peuetration.
Tho largest aerolite on record to my
knowledge is ono which fell in Asia
Minor, wichh was estimated to weigh 25,
000 pounds. But this huge monster
from tho upper deep will weigh nearly
as many hundred weights.
Co'Operatioa in Germany.
Hero is the progress of co-operation
in Germany: In 1850 there were 80
societies, with 18,676 members, who
had on loan 4,131,436 thalers ; sharo
capital, 246,001 thalers; and in 1870
those figures had risen to 740 societies,
314,656 members, 207,618,287 thalers
lent, and the share capital had risen to
13,440,152 thalers. Even during the
Franco-Gorman war, tho number of co
operative banks increased by 121, and
112 new stores were opened, while 0
manufacturing societies were estab-
lished. Tho business done by all these
societies in 1870 amounted to 350,000,
000 thalers. Tho paid-up capital was
27,000,000, and the loan capital 62,000,
000. The number of co-operators now
in Germany exceeds 1,000,000. Among
the trading associations thero aro of
shoemakers, 65 ; agriculturi.sLs, 43 ;
tailors, 37 ; cabinet-makers, 21; smiths,
. 8 ; weavers, 5 ; bookbinders, 4 ;
manufacturers, 2 ; carpenters, 1
' ket-makers. 2: house-painters. 1
millers, 1 ; cloth-makers, 1 ; sewing
I machinists, 2 ; booking establishments,
1 ; house-building establishments, 5 ;
and they appear to make most progress
in co-operation, just where we make
-.-. -Tr ct'VUTi
, ,, Commerce of St. Louis,
i r.ll t Louis papers print elalwrato
, reviews of tho trade aud commerce of
' t,ie VJ1? 'or the nat year, rlncli Rlio
, gratifying increase of business. The
i prominent features of the exhibit are ;
( Receipts of cotton, 81,l88 bales, agambt
, '-9,430 last year ; Hour manufactured,
j,-jlu, ii). uriH., iiguiuni i,-ii', yo nisi
year; hogs packed since Nov. 1, 351,
20(5, against 335,073 last year ; receipts
of hogs for the year, 982,463, against
ioy,ub last year, ine increase oi cattle
I j 20,000, and lumber 36,000,000 feet,
The customs receipts havo been
31,400,646, about 300,000 less than last
year. The number of steamers plying
to and from the port is 170, tonnage
78,717 tons; number of barges, 159,
tonnage 58,297 ; total tonnage, 137,004
tons. Tho amount of produce brought
to the city by these steamers and
barges during the year was 507,500 tons;
amount taken to other ports, 6-17,800
From an examination of the census
.statistics of Austria, Russia. Turkey,
Germany, England, Frauce and the
United States, a writer in tho Mfdiral
lieeord has ascertained that tho mean
average duration of life among Jews
exceeds that of Christians by about five
years. The statement is made, aim), by
Prussia, that thcro is 1-61 per cent, of
deaths among Jews to 2-62 per cent,
among the general population ; and in
France, Christians live, on an average,
36 years and 11 months, but the Jews,
48 years and 9 months.
YlIfEGAR BlTTEKH. Dtt. J. WALKER, a
regular practicing physician of Califor
nia, has conferred a priceless boon upon
mankind, by the introduction of a
" Bitters" compounded from lurbs ex
clusively, which may be truly said to be
superseding all otkers, and is becoming
a bitter dose indeed for the charlatans
and quacks, on account of its immcuso
sale and universal popularity. Not only
aro these Vinegar Bitterk, as he calls
them, an invaluable tonic and alterative,
but they are acknowledged as a standard
Medicine, and the astonishing rajridity
with which they cure diseases hitherto
declared incurable seems almost in
credible. After having been carefully
tested, they are kept on nand in thou
sands of households, and used for any
and every form of disease, many relying
upon them in preference to the most
celebrated physicians. They haTe be
come a recognized "Family Remedy,"
and properly so. 25
Lived it Dowx. An honest black
smith was once grossly insulted and his
character infamously defamed. Friends
advised him to seek redress by means
of law, but to one and all he replied :
" No. I will go to my forge and there
in six months I will have worked out
such a character an 1 earned such a name
as all the judges, law courts and lawyers
in the world could never givfe me." He
was right. It is by honeit labor, manly
ooniage and a conscience void of often, e
- - ". - ""., """
Prove onr honesty ami respectability.
Xllwaakct Jfaatliljr Jlajca&Ja.
The Milwaukee ilouildy Jlajaiine In on of
the best periodical of it prfc jrohliibed in
America. The January number in one of the
one,.. erer testae"!, unry; miel with torie,
eketche. poem, etc , br tle bet wtern
writer, including two fifty-dollar crie
; i-t WMUp MitjiuuAi ex vni '
.. 'W "?- f"--
tma9xtdwt'tbm etrij konee of I
rear. Adore T.
J. GtLxoaz, 407 Broadway,
Wb were pleased to e, not long
Hsce, in cae of oar exchange, oaM pretty
MTertt remarks addrwel to aereral peracas
wbo. darin? an iatermiujt lecture by KT.
Joo S. C Abbott, kept a coatiircon coagliii C,
which prtTe&td many froai btaricc. Pecjla
who ctanot refrain from cocghl&g. Lad better
ur ara iti aae ?!a. or tak bK-j
tk f rAnfen'f .4ty4rY iMnm r m. j
CarwAllKhMt m Catarrh.
8o aucceeef ul haa Dr. Pierco Golden Medi
cal DiecoTcry proven, aa a constitutional treat
ment for Catarrh, when coapled with the ue
of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Kemndy, applied locally
by the hmj of Dr. Pierce "aal Douche (tho
only method of reaching the upper and back
csoitiea of the head), that tho proprietor of
thceo medicine ha long offered a tanding
reward of 500 for a ca-o of Catarrh which he
cannot cure. The two medicine, with instru
ment, for 1 by Jnii;it.
a srECistKN out or rotsr-
Cvi;rLAM. Ill , April 28. 1S73.
Dr. IIuk'c. ltaffilo, N. Y.:
1karir: It i with pleasure I niako thi
idatemcut to you that alter taking medietas
for t cuty year for tho Catarrh. I tried your
Catarrh Keiuedy aud effected a cure, eo that it
ha not troubled me for two jeare.
KTEAMsa ocr rnoutK.
People rhould beware of those impostor
who cony Dr. Pierce's original ftyle of adver
tising, by offering various ued"reward for
caeca of "Catarrh and other di-e-c which they
can not cure. Tho? who do not poeeiw uf
SHent intelligence to write nn original adver
tisement are not likely to hate made great aud
valuable- dicoverie iu Medicine. 'Cera.
(iiAiri:t Hands. f:ic, rough skin
pmc I-, ringworm, ralt-riiounu and uthercuU
iieoo. affection cunnl, k, d tho t.i nude fCft
and -mooth, by u-uig the JrMi'KttTAHtoAi
made by Caswuli, IiizaxdA Co., '"'w YorV
Bo crtajn to get the JuMf-r Trr Nwji. raiuk
by u. as th'r aro mai v i::u:a.in. iha ie with
common tar which ?-e ovthlv. (V :n.
The imjxirtunce of giving Sheridan'
CilCfdry CowUtton 'inrln to horpec tliat
havo been out in the eulil ram, tood in cold
wind, or drank too much cold water, cannot
w ocreUmatd ; no man rhould b without
them who ofin a good hnw. Com.
THK liOl'KHOt.U PANACKA,
tathebeitremrty laths world fur the fnlluwlug
complaint, viz.: Cranps In the Limb and Stom
ach, Pain in the Stomach, BowcU, or Side, nhn
tnatHinln all Itt forma, Bllloui Colic. Nrurahcta,
Cholera, Pyicntcrr, Coldi, Fief h Wouudi. llorut.
Sore Throat, Srtnal Cenvjilalnti, Spralna and
Bruiset, ChtlU and Fever. Vor Internal and K
Itaorrratlonlanot only to relmva the patUnt,
but entirely removea the tame of the complaint.
It penetratra and pervade the whole )ilrra, re
storing healthy actio to all Ita r'ti, atidttutck
ntuir the blood.
THE nOUBKnoi.U TANACKA IS TCRKLT VEO
KTAHLK and All lleallcg
No. U 1 5 Vulton Street, New Tor.
For lale by all DroirirliU.
Urowa'i Bronchial Troche tor CourU
A C0C0H. COLD OR SORE THROAT
Requires Immediate attention, and thomld be
Checked. If allowed to coutlnue, laaiTATlo or
THE Ll'IOI, A rBMAXaT TllBOAT ArrSCTIO. Ill
A IacCBABLl Lvao Dubai la often the reault.
BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHKS.
Having a direct Influence ou the parti. give Imme
diate relief. For Bbobciiitis, Aintx, C4TAbii.
CoairaPTiva aan Thboat Diibaibi, Tocnc.ir
umcJ texts alttt good urti.
SiauBBi An Public BrBABaaa
Will And TaocilBtuteful in clerlnglbe voice when
taken before Siuftng or Speaking-, aud relieving the
throat after an unuiual eaertlun of Ike vocal organt
Obtain onij Bbowmb UuoacuiAt. TaocMBi,'
and do not taa any of the worthlei Imitation
that mav ne offered. SjU ivtrvwhtrt.
THIRTY VKAR.H' KXI'KRIKNCKOKAM
MRS. WINSLOW'S SOOT1UNO SYnCP 13 TUM
PRKSC1PTIONOF one of tho belt Ferial Phyil
clanaand Nnriee In the United Statei, and hai
been uied for thirty yrari with never falling
lafety and lucccei by millions of mother and
children, from the feeble infant of on week old to
the adult. It corrects acidity of the stomach, re
lieves wind colic, regulates the bowels, and gives
rsst, health an t comfort to mother and child. Ws
believe It to be the Best aud Surest Remedy In the
World In all canes cf DT8ENTF.RT and D1AR
RHF.A IN CHILHRBN. whether It arises frosn
Teething or from any other cause. Full directions
for using will accompany each bottle. None Oenn
lue unless tiie f.ic-timllo of CCRTIS A PERKINS Is
on the ontsldo wrapper.
BOLD BT ALL MEDICINE DEALKKI.
CIIIL.UKK.W OKTK.M 1AKJK PALK A.IO
frem nn other cause tha having worms la the
BROWN'S VKRMIFCOF. COMFITS
will destroy Worms without Injury to the child,
being perfectly wniTE, and free from a.l color
ing or other Injnrlons ingredients usually used In
CURTIS A BROWN, Proprietors.
No. MIS Fulton Street, Sew York.
IH&ly )rmjuf atiif i"htntitti, and dtaltri in
Mtdi-inti. at twUTTrm ciiti A Box.
Poultry, Seed f.Ac, r)letx' Journsl.C'harn ber sbg,P
C.MPKKSK! VK.Y.VT, dally, fresh, at L.
r ZANDER'S, lit; Clybourae Ave . Chics?".
i mi tars free. J. Worth 4 Co . Bl. Louis. Mo.
K Per Day. 1,00 Agents wante-K Send
1,000. Agents wante-K Sen
. Blair A Co.. St. Louis, Mo.
ps stsrap to a. H.
i tit a month to men. women, hoys and airlt
jUM1 t.. work f-trus. PAItriCULAK.S FflRE.
Aloff . IIOWEN A CO . Marlon Ohio.
alii V 'ending the address of ten persons with 10
fin I I ct. will receive. re, a beautiful Chroma
nilC I and instructions how loget rich, p"it paid.
UNCI Cxty Snnllw Co., tin 8. Ktghth-st., i'hiU., Ta.
4T lfAT'r" hTe found something jrw for
ft I ! I agents. It will sell botter Oian any
thlngyonever handled. Samples 2V- KUKKKA MA.v
HIMI.Vf , W. Waafe
llfois HI.. Cltlratcn.
.. a, nibkwj.i.
for a full coarse nf Telegrsphlf r when
taken with BUSINESS COURSE. VT
circulars address Jones Cora'l College,
St. Iuli. Mo. Open Pay and Night.
VTEW WAY OF FILLING TEETH.
VtI imp (tri .UrTirti.f Tiir ail ijorer.
otMTst. AitMiCtATum. ai a. cirt u. osu.
TKXXKMMKK FARM KOK AI.C.
l.lClarres, t.') acres urtr pkiw tatsnee limber,
well Improved, price .! per scrr Would es
change fr productive property Yor particular
address rosT,ASTSB,r"learmoDt.Wrreu (Vn.Te.nn.
stn 1100 Inv sl4 la Walt
trot men leads to a for-
nn, No risk. C-psg
uarachlet free. Vals.
lnr, I iMStlcos Co. Banker
'aud Broker as Wall street, w. J
KuterprWtng yonng and middle-aged men and
women, ambitions to make a mcceMfu! lUrtln
buitne, are offered eripertorfacllltie for prepar
ing themselves at the Bpencerlan Basinet College,
AOKJCT WA3ITEU KOK TIIK
Five Years in the Territories, i
Its Retourcei. Climate. Inhabitant. Natural
Cariosities, etc. It contains VfO fine engraving
of the Scenery, Lands, People and Cariosities of
the Oreat Weat.and I the enlrleat and bt telllcr
book ever pnblUhed. 8nd for (pecimeo pare sod
circular, with term, Addre NATIONAL PCB
LISHINO CO .Chicago, 111.. or St. Ixsi. M
Wood's Honsellolil Magaziis.
THE BEST DOLLAR lOKTHLT.
0j 10 51 D vrHr
THE YOSKM1TE VAX.1VKY.
lts'Ae Issch. Is 17 Oil Calar.
Xagasiae, year, with Mtraatad Cbroaso fltt?
Magaxtae, on year. with Cesount4 Chromo. I &
Xagasiae.alowe. owe year ... ... 10
Examine rar Clabbtng aA Freaslam Lists.
Two first- la Periapical far Ik arte
sfsBt, We sollat 5 aw re Cassra r
and others to send at care ftrr terms a tpe1ora
Magutae. Address - K. MCTKS, PnWIsksr,
41 Park Bow, y.T.City, t JsTrtiiIa.w.T.
S5 to $2i!Tlis.Tlai1S:
ttt rrvbrrt. Aa4 ssM si ki' L
'b ami srsmi -an man iirkiataa fsasissj
w.aBvKavMFW wars Mtr w ps ir ai
Dr. J. Walker's California VJn-
Par Bitters arc ft purely VcpotaWi
prcjAtniUon, made Mcily from tho na
tive herbs found on tho lower ranges of
tho Sierra Nevada mountains of Califor
nia, tho medicinal properties of which
aro extracted therefrom vithout tho uso
of Alcohol. Tho question is almost
daily asked. What Is tho causo of the
unparalleled inicccss of Vinkoak Uit
TKK.S r Our answer is, that they reiuovo
the causo of disease, and tho patient re
covers his health. They aro tho great
blood purifieranda life-giving principle,
a pertect Renovator and lnvigorator
of the system. Never before la tha
history of tho world has a medicine txva
coinpuundiM poi)K,.injr, tho retnarkaJJa
qualities of Yiskoa UlTTSis in healing th
sick of every diueaso tnaii U heir to. They
are a gcntlo lurjnttiTo as well a a Tonic,
relieving Conp?.Htiiti or JnAamtnittinn of
tfio Liter and Visceral Orfau, m l'tlioru
The properties of Dk. Wai.kkk'.s
Yinkoak ltiTTBKS are Aperient, Dianhnrrtw.
Carminative. Nutrition. Laxative. Ihuretir,
Sedative. Counter-irritant, Sudorific, Alter
live, and AntMliho-
It. II. MrDOXAI.n i CO..
anil tr f "nhlneton ami (harltnn Sla. N Y
olil by- all Drugxt'te and Dealer.
The Standard Lrniaeat of the United Statu,
in i;hu tins
Hum mul Viiij,
tyrmm I Tnifjcs,
( AiV'"'' llilflt,
.N'.lllll f Vit'-l.-.
CiiIIm of all I-irfcl'.
lli m.rrTA.'i.j .f tltr.
. r , ipflm.
fidril ill nut t.
r intikfi it Utriitr
n ir;rWf. llVrii. nM,
'! ." in M.K
I nmr Ihu'l, iJN . ,r
LarRo5ixe 81.00. Medium 50c. Small 23.
Small SUe f.ir 'amll L'e,ceiit
Tn i;rvlinr ' '" '" ,,M' " "
llnlmriit Kill... lCt. All (' . I. 'ir
ttiid, lint W ureuml fHw llrv-l.iii
i wtnrimirvl lni).rlrili-alrriii P
nt .Moln lni" fr '! ifiiur Alnuin.ii nml
n-nl uli-il tlic expfe nUmt tlir il
Tln l.nrjjllnic '"' l" r"r "'' "y " rr
MfLiMi ilrofcr tlinillKtioul tln nir.l
$i,t l""' " nnmtrU.
our fMiM.m'rtjnUto fnun IMIIollw rr
.IfrrrhaBt'a Worm Tablet.
W iIimI fair Mini IIN-ml with ".
lefy rontrmlicllori. .MtUiuf.irturnl at
Ickport, N Y . L S A . by
Merchant's (.arglim; OU Co.,
JOHN HODGE, Sccrctaty
Ayer's Ague Cure,
roa tub srriT Lir or
Fever and Ague, Intermittent Fever,
Chill Fever, Hemlttont vor.
Dumb Ague, Periodical or
Bilious Fovor, Ac, and In
deed all the afToctlont
which arle from ma
larious, marsh, or
Its len widely uel, rtnrlns r-e
Utl Iwenly-nwe year In Ibe treat,
ment i'f the UUlrexlNff dli.
anil wllb nrh unvarying ntee
that It h trained Ike ieitln ef
helnir Infallible, The ilutri, .
rh. IN. once ticikcn by ll.'l" il re
turn until the iIimki I tnntrM4
again TblhmaUetan -ei !
feme.., nnu Ituateii terlnr, rur Ine ere !
Atf'ir r f the Welt. an4 the Chills anil Pevir f tie
Ayer' Aime Care eradicate the nnslss tUri
from the system and leuvc the tatlent well
hefore the attack 'It thorcuubly tptl th dl
eaie o that .to Mrr I nmplalnt. Rhumatm.
Xenraltfla. Dysentery r tlility tulVn the rur
Indeed, wher diirter f the Liver end Il.wl
hSTCorrurred fri'm Mlssmatle PnUon. It rera
the raue f them ami they dlaar Stbnly
I It an effectual euro. Mil, If taken nrraitnnally
y patient rpel to malaria. It will er-e ih
potion and iirotert them from attack Trter
and temporary rldnt In feverand Aifn !! t
tlrs are thu enate! to defy In !! Thi
Gsnaral Debility which Is ej apt to entue trn
rintle.iel eiiur to Malaria and Mltimliii n
For l.lvcr C"iiMiitulnta It I an llea!
Dr. J. C. AYER ft CO.. Lowell, Max.,
Practical anrl Analytical Cbtmut
SUd ty all VrvpgUti and DtuUrt t ilniuiM.
MMPMtar MiMT t-.li.'y
riirrA trv Ilr M-k only
known A win lttnelj.
for treatment until enrol. Call on or sxMre
DR. J. C. BXCK, Cf aelaaatl. O.
Against Fire and Thievcu.
Fidelitj Mm Bank ani Safe Depository
Of Chtrio rcle ar ln deynsltsrif any eiBt
and alio- Interest njcn th m Karri4 '
men and minor ha a rlifht by the. rer t"
der-ll money and draw cat In their i "
It reeetTes In Its .sf trpalmf rfH; fr
afe keeping, at a nomln! rit. Miejer "
ware. Bond. Dse-I. Will aed ntbef raraabiea
Th Ttlt i t H'tiX'H a d ' '.telr tr
and bnriflar procf Kcb drtK' r I nirta.itf
arate br. key and awr a-d tyr-- at b
hit deputy hae arrea th" - y s
eaalt paaled ISirr.nh the )tra Br mr e-J
Qtmttt tut It depoiitura. Kiey ) by
pre, or pntlt f3ee urdrr et bi mall t Sa)ir
Department, ereited 15 . W II erf d
other TaluaWe et f"r af j.i- j "l t
tlpted fur aJVl kej aud p.r 1 t- Sea4
f.tr epUn'r-y elrrnlaf Addret W. l-fr
ITOKT. j Randolph t Cbleair.
in as effectual a remedy
FOR FEVER fc AGUE
a U Kaipbale in lb sao ite-e t je- V -S"1'
IK hnit Ira. I tanrv palaahb turi 'f
Servl U-t rniAr- CtrenUr lt" Trmii"1
VhyUlnna torn alt rrt of t-r iMy
E8mfi4 psy-JtatTi t r trial. 25 rent.
PreTre.!b7 U.UN'WlrUPI,& -J.
Kmwn. 31a. Nw Vk OlSor. A 3 Wt VXm-
IlTCKOMASCT. OB KCI- CHAtMlti"
Jt How either e nay ftte 4 "
Iut and aTerlioB cf any prw ty .
stantly This !mtl mtl jtnlet
oairii. tr by a4l. iff SSe t-ethr .
MarrU r.alde. CryptUn Ofal-, Draa W
tft tdie. A -r bock. JWCr ixM. Adlr
T WILLIAM A CO fab , rntUdetpfcia.
rMs eplri wm
tk c tit mUl
! tatil "
alSlct-4 Ibniuo ed froa aa eaiy'"--lost
ntaJity . erTs w.a.s. wa mar "'!('
wbyoot. bt snery lssal4 kealtk. T''r
.rlea 9 swats. Ctrrutars u IsySJes tw
CimialiaUca ttmm. Corararat4- "!.,'
sail c3 Dr. A. O. OLI. iaolvt or '
Cairasyr XIL FUasaat boss r ssUesU. au
cerrvdsca strictly covfideattaL
taaaas. CooswItatUra r easaitrr.
Lfftcest raaasj ,ta4ait aacesssfai sky )''
. . . - - - - jk&a 4a . si a JC ttG
late V-ayasa nalviJb tw- - -
. f.at aai.taa.a, aW aewa.aa am a- SAW t ft t
tnm 3Trns:ss. DsUIHy. .. Motphbrt
aaats,3tart Vr,aa5ps, ltHstrst4.M.
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