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. so MOKTA(in ox tiiic vah.31. (
M.r.-i-,, .. , .. : ., . , . . .u a
-Mary, Ii VU1 the fatted calf and releliratelbe day.
ror the i,t dreadful mortgage on the farm ! wiri ,
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J. X1X trr.1 (ha niwM uult m Ii are rirlil "
right -an le
I I't im laugh anJ ulug together, for the dear old
farm i free !
J)ou-i aii tue yank, i wirbratctlie Fourth iUy or
., JJ-. . .
Tat?.mv Jky ? lhat '"a "P Ur
f" Why i-ijonitiirt we then celebrate, aud tiii day uo'er
xvi. f7rt7?:lT , . -, : , - -: ju,
I'rcriziin many morniu' an hour before tlin sun,
AU'! U.,ion,..,,M ov,rUV,'u ",e utOTr 1'k w"
Vhcu, weary with my uiwr, taa bi thought tbat
,. . ": rnyann":
. , , o, u. wm jm-ij. io iy ioe raongigc oa . t
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OU.cubevdoneywr Vrt HT -
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Hi- fjkkin'rffi.. aii.1 Jm.11. r to th little xHUl'C atore.
Yon dtd mit rirnl tn laonrj- In drwiilnjj il fr
Hut rang from moru 1131 rvculug iu your fadI
XiiA JJ-iip.ircwt daiiKblrr 0xl blef br lo-
lriK lirt !
TlirimUbat KtioliTlora lfe munt tw by uatur
Mif' tronn viibout jtiaun, bcr lonely hour !
To baira liainl In jaylu off the luorl(;a(;c ou tin-
oii, to make jour heart
Ill build a little rolls;;,
HI buy a k1"! 1'iauii, to U ilb llle' o!ce;
You fliall not make jour biittrr with tbat ui-auil-
l'or niRo tltln tTy day and buy tbe flru-at jaicut
I.-ty by jour fadrd ndiro, and RO Willi m to toifn.
Anil K't jotirM'lt ami IlrMiie a new and chlninjj
row u ;
I"w jrl(.r for our produce nl not Rive ua now
Sjiruco up a little, Mary tliTe'ii no mortKaRC on tbc
now , jojful, in u,.Mary, 1
While our licartM
To thank tin- Sh1 of brawn for lx-lntf out of debt,
l'or lie Ra the rain and ruuxhiiir, md put ntrciiKtb
iuto my arm.
And lengthcm-d out the djyn to rcc no niortKae on
OUR HIRED (JIRL.
Wc xvore neaily worked to death when.
Ellon informed us that she .would stay
no longer where all the trundle-bed trash
took to 4 bossin' her round.' And so,
though I assured her I would let mother
do the ordering, sho gathered up her ;
dignity and her dry goods and departed.
What was to become of ns ? Grace
was to bo mnrriod in just three weekB,
and such a confusion of silks and mus
lins, jmrplc and itne linen as there was
in tho room up stairs, you never saw,
So much to be done in tho way of
sewing, to say nothing of the baking for
the wedding supper (for Grace had
pretty fine ideas of what sho xyantcd), '
and nobody could do it but mother
" Well'saidbrother Willie, "Isuppose
it'll bo my fatc-lo start out and look for
another girl, though whero to go I'vo
not the remotest idea. Tlus section of
country has been pretty well scoured,
and a girl who is not too 4 stuck up' to
xvork out iB hard to find."
44 If that's tho case, what's tho uso of
trying," said mamma. " I guess you
and 1 can get along, t lora.
3 xvere. But
for a girl?"
44 Capital," exclaimed I, running for
writing materials. " Hero goes ! und I
hastily produced tho following :
Wantkd. A girl to do general house
work in a private family, in' tho coun
try. One who is not too fino to be
"Wised" preferred. Apply at Gazette
Will and papa had quite a laugh when
I asked them to take the advertisement
to town and make arrangements to bring
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tito gin twnom A icu sure xvas m exist-
once somewhero and would answer) out
to our notise as soon as sue caiieu at. uie i
44 You'll havo tho pleasure of seeing,
HOincthing of your own composition in,
tho paper, and that'll be all you'll get
for your pains," said papa.
But I had great faith in tho succcs of
mv vnnturo. This wuh 'Maiiilnv ? 11 m
paper was issued on xnday, and there
t,win mv ntlvnrtifwmont xVhioh T xcai-
sure would bring us a perfect jewel of a t
Tho next Monday morning mamma
had a sick headache, and I while I was
busy over the wash-tub in the kitchen, i
:mnit'"Pnt 1a in MV T.iHtn Ttr.,1"
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t urmg uio imisfc lactvtuiassicai ining x
xuld think of), a buggy drove to the
in and informed mo that she had aeen
our advertisement in the paper und
would like to havo tho situation if agree-
able to us. Her quiet diguitv quite
upset mc I was not prepared for this.
A tall, slender girl, with a delicate
about her, mid 1 wondered if
ever want or dare to boss her.
I concluded her services would be
agreeable, so I showed her to her room,
aud Willie and the hired man carried up
In five minutes she came down, at
tired in a neat brown calico dress, with
a pretty cambric ruffle, and announced
herself as ready to begin operations. I
wondered if those rlender white hands
could do anything, but L was not long
left in doubt. All that day Louisd Hale
and I worked together, now in the
kitchen, now in the dining-room, now
hanging up clothes, and in the afternoon
sewing in the cool north chambers, with
Grace. We talked of nothing but our
work, and though she seemed willing to
do anything that was to be done, she
made" no pretensions of beiag over
auxious to make Herself useful. 1 was
astonished at the ease and deftness with
whidi ahe turned off the work.
t How do you suppose she could ever
be at such .work," td Willie. I never
Hs Biorc taken bask than jrhf n I aaw
this liandsome girl mashing potatoes
when J came- home to dinner. " .
aVelLnMd Grace, "if a xayatery
to me." f
" I believo I'd lock my door to-night,"
said Willie teaeingly. He was always
laughing at our cowardice about stran
gers in the house.
Vtp were standing at the garden gate,
nn.f4bewrpBg wrlbw, Grace ad
44 No." Fllld I. YOU'd be down Sick, lnnlrinrr nt nun ns thmitrh he had read !
and it's bad enough to havo Grace leave ! nnR's tlinmyhL At times, howover. ho cause when I tell you I
ii wJflinnr. linriin vmi kill vfiiirrtnlf.'" '... .. .,.i i.ii;nn ti.nt t wf night than 1 vc ever been
44 I'm not going to kill myself," said I mv horror of him. and we grew very . " Isn't Charley ?" said I.
Grace, quickly ; " you speak as though , cousii
. - r : - J r - a a a -ti. a
why don t you advertise I
sca-shcll complexion, masses of golden s,i V? v F?luu nw " lucm w,e WHS ' it : bnt
hair, and strauge to say. large black our nircu gin. Will is mv
eyes, siinuou uy lasues ana brows. -'i"- "".' . "'6 -
'lMiero was an unmistakable air of . ladvJt'nt txT"tha dciwt to see the young;
Willie and I, feeling a little Bad at the
thonghtof being bo soon separated.
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I liad been feelmghalf angry at Leslie
Clare for coming to take away our
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i-darlmg, bnt, ta-nigut, as i saw her m
. a .
the pale moonlight looking bo sweet and
prettv. I should have been more angry
with him if he had not loved her and
fwranted to carry her off. "
' I turned rom her "wi'ylto go to the
house, and " there on the upper piazza
stood the hired girl, her arm embracing
her ,,' faco turned to UhI
j e Rweetest smile curled her full red
I lips, and she Beemed thinking of somo-
, tiling very pleasant and amusing.
"She has never come here from
,:. ,1. ... m trnm M..'
jituvcoiKj , ouv oo mv ,")el,.v1,",'l''
and with fmc deep reason, ,iftracQ
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i a a & . .a . ar aw
rw lu nullum n .t;. x iiuugiui.
naid Willie, loftily, :u we stepped into
' the house.
' The wedding preparations went on
swimmingly now. Mamma recovered
' from her headache. Louise took entire
' charge of the kitchen and dining-room ;
and invariably helped us xvith the sew
ing in the long afternoons. She was an
One afternoon Leslie came over and
brought the " Innocents Abroad," then
just out, ami read aiouuio uh as wo
1 After tea wo returned to our work
and the book, with which xve were de
, The .sun went down in splendor. The
book and the work was finally laid aside
and we found ourselves in ono of those
long talks ebout books und authors we
alwavs enioy so much.
A slight disagreement arose about the
jif a ceiu xork. I was op
posed to Leslie and Grace, who always
In despair I called upon Louise, say
ing : " You think as 1 do, don't you,
Louise ?" not having the remotest idea
that phc knew anything about the mut
ter. " Yes." alio made answer quietly, and
then went on to give proofs of the cor- .
redness 01 our position so strong unit
Grace and Leslie were obliged to come
over to our belief.
Long, long we sat there in the twi
I never heard any ono talk so fluently ."",u '""H5""5 "i "?.u ""u P-'.
.7i L .i..i;i,tfnllvB .i,i T,o;R tl,tlfauo soenied B. Impartial and sisterly
and so delightfully did Louise that
How much she had read ? What racy,
spicy criticisms she made of this and
that work !
I longed to ask her xvhere she had
read so ranch, but feared I might force
her to disclose something she wished to
, keep secret, and no I forbore.
Guests from a distance began to- ar
rive ; among them was cousin Charley
llazlet, from Now York. Grace had
spent the last summer in his native
town, and had given me rare accounts of
his manly beauty, his talents and
fascination. I was prepared for a great
ilirt, and had a sort of nervous dread of
him. He came. He was handsome,
' tall and dark and slender, with a
hauchtv. or rather earnest, way of
Ho remarked Louise's beauty to mo
i ono day, but did not seem to notice her '
- again for somo days.
Belle Reymond, ono of Grace's brides
I maids, was all admiration for Charles,
, and ono day asked mo if I was not sorry .
ho was my cousin. i
I was very obtuse, could not under
stand hr meaning,
j I took Belle's arm, and walking
straight up to Charlie, said : " Belle
thinks I ought to be sorry you aro my
i cousui. uan vou lmagino any reason
wh j M - , n-Cftr thjm
What ever possessed mo to say such
xvords lie looked her searchingly in
the face until thc rich color came to her '
clear olive cheek, and her grey eyes fell
to the floor.
Then turning to mo he said : " Among j
my relatives 1 number my best, almost ,
. a aIw ,? n M 1 1
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hud in YOU, also, both
I am glad to
a, cousin and u
Was this tho flirt I had been wamed
He is tOO brotherly to be miicll of a
trifler, Oiought L 4 But Belle "said
I, confidentially, "I am afraid of him :
i lin mii.lnu miculnnf
! Thc wedding caino off gloriously.
Grace wore white tarlcton and orange
blossoms, and looked too sweet for
anything," little Lillio said.
Thrt ,lons0 Wft f "ll of campany for
nearly a week, and Louise did every -
"""g. aQd looked so beautiful that peo-
. Pu "i uwuuujn x uo count
couple off, and left Louise ft
of the house.
Wo returned in the twilight, and as
wc rode slowly up to tho drive, the
sound of music cainc softly from tiio
open parlor windows. Willie drew up
the rems and wo listened eagerly.
A gay, cheerful song, sweet and clear
as the notes of a bint Xow up, up,
then fluttering down softly as if satis
fied with its flight and going to rest.
We were unheard by the singer as we
alighted, and we walked into the parlor
to see the bird.
44 Why, Louise," I cried, " why did
yon never tell us yon sang so sweetly ?
You might have entertained us so of ten
had we Known it."
"I believo thai your advertisement
only specified, that I should have no
scruples about being lxssed. I did
not suppose you 'cared to have me in
form yon of my accomplishments."
44 Ceme," sai'd Willie, " your candle
has been under a bushel long enough.
Now, let it shine for our enlighten
ment" Sing us another, please do," and
Charlie advanced as he spoke, to the
piano, and gracefully urged her to be
Would you not be after havia'aoaie
tay, gintlemcn. afther yer long exuaust
in drive, said Louise, gaily, in true
biddy fashion, by way of exevae from
singing. A ....
" W? buve had tea at the Ellis, I
thank you, Miss OTlaherty," answered
Willie, "and nothing will appease us
So Louise sang. Willie sat by and
drank in every word. Charlie turned
the music for her, as she sang some of
the piece?, and, at her request, added a
base to some of the chorusses.
Willie grew uncomforable as lie heard
how beautiful their voices mingled in
the sougs, and, coming over to me by
the window, said confidentially :
44 Why on earth can't I sing, Flo?"
44 So you might help Louise V said I.
He colored n little, and I, all admira
tion for Louise, exclaimed :
"Isn't she splendid? perfectly fas
cinating ! but I don't know what to make
of UJ... . . . . , "
AUUJ qCIU JLTD1UU W1U JJllUil. XJVUU7C
was a trifle Hushed. Charlie invited her
on the porch for a promenade, but she
graciously decliued, and soon retired.
Next day, by tacit agreement, Louise
stood on a different footing. Beautiful,
accomplished, educated, why should she
not be treated as our equal ? lut who
was she ? That was the ohly tiling we
were in doubt about. Something re
strained me from asking anything con
corning her past life. In the twilight,
I paw Villio ask her to take a ride. She
said she would go if I went. So it was
decided to take the daublc carriage, and
invito Charlie to accompany us. What
a delightful rido ! Down by the little
falls in the river we stopped, and Louise,
leaning out a little from the front seat,
sang a merry xvater song, full of ripples
and trills and cascades of melody. So
the summer passed along. One day in
September Louise received a letter
the first since she had been with us.
She came and told me she must leave
4 No, no," feuid I, 44 we can never do
without you. Who says yon must go ?"
44 Fate, and my guardian," she an
swered, .vadly. '4 1 am sorry, for I have
been very happy here."
Even then I dared not ask a single
question about herself. Another week,
and she must go to Southing, she told
me, a little town about a hundred miles
distant. "That is something definite
at last," thought 1. The boys and
Louise got along splendidly, and I never
could imagine winch one she preferred.
toward them both, that no one would
imagine she had any particular feeling
for either, but "our folks" saw, with
some misgiving, that both the boys were
wonderfully attracted by the hired
girl. The last night I saw Charlie ask
Louise for one promenade in the gar
den. As they passed into a little side
arbor, I saw his arm encircle her waist.
Just then Willie came up the walk look
ing quite white. Poor brother Willie !
Late in the evening they came iu. I
heard them come up the stairs, heard
Charlie pass into his room. Louise
came to my door and knocked. I arose,
and admitted her. A bright, deep color
was in her cheeks, and her eyes showed
a new, strange feeling. I waited for
her to Bpeak.
44 Flora, you can perhaps tell the
m happier to-
since yon will
I not ask me, I will volunteer to tell you
why I am here this summer. Mr. Har
rington, my guardian, did not agrco
perfectly as to my mode of spending my
time. He objects to four hours daily
at the piano, iwo or throo in dress or
J promenade, and the remainder in eat
ing, sleeping and reading. He told me
I was good for nothing,aud that ho would
J never let mo travel (that was the chief
I desire of mv life) until I knew all about
housekeeping. I asked permission to
have six months' time to go anywhere I
pleased within one hundred miles, with
one hundred dollars
in my pocket, and
ho to mnlro nn.iiinnirips .finonriiint? mo.
j He finally gavo permission. I went to
the house of an old schoolmate, antl
learned to do housewook, and one day,
seeing your advertisement, took a wild
notion to answer, and you know the
rest. Mr. Farrington ferreted me out,
or I should not be leaving to-morrow,
just as the threshers aro upon you."
Long, long wo talked that night of thc
past, present, and the brightly dawning
future. Next dav Mr. Farrington came,
and ( norsunifftl liini in let Tinnisn
stnx- nn.. 1w nmrrinil hnrr at i M,rt-Km
j go Ve got Ellen to come back and be
I bossed," xvhile Louise and I held high
carnival among the dry goods, Dear
littlo Belle Raymond came and helped
us antl Willie seemed to find her won
derfully attractive. The wedding oc
curred at Christmas, and Charley took
our "hired girl away to New lork.
1 Ra,x i've not seen her since.
"WiUie and Belle aro behaving splen-
d,djv. T tion ..ov. wliat .i comu of
Belle is a dear, sweet girl, if
In the report of the proceedings of
the Iron and Steel Association, recently
assembled at Philadelphio, are the fol
lowing figures, indicating the produc
tion of pig-iron in this country, and its
progress for twenty years. The ton
wright here is 2000 IBs :
ArUKra- CUar- IS. Coil
Irara. t,U. rmL and Ode. Tvtal.
1M Xt,l05 St2.2LV, M.4S3 7V.HS
IMS...... 3Sl,NVt 3X,i 6-JS90 7S4.17
IW. J13.U3 37IUT0 0,i5l SH3.137
1S57. XXVSNX 330.321 77.431 7UM57
t - U,tai 2S5.3:3 i331 7Q5.(1W
1W 471.74X 2S4DI1 M.S41 SW.C37
ISill..... 513.211 -J7S.331 liL-iM Ul9,770
1SWI.... 4J,y 193,27H 127,037 T.n4i
lWCi- T0,315 lt.0 130 (M7 7S7.3
leaU.... . 577.ftW om 157.W1 47,flM
t" SM.018 21,SSJ 210.155 1,135...J
1N-.V 47V-5.S 2152,342 1S,6J 93I2
I11". 749.3G7 3S2.55W S8 l.a0.343
I"".. .. 7W.S 3441 3l.!,647 1.4SLC36
! . 37CW 3I,0W l.fflOLOOO
1W53 S7I.I5J 3M,IM i.Vl.341 1.9HS.C41
1W. 930,l 33.000 370,UCO 15,0TV
IS7L.... SMS.1 3XV.0CW 370,000 l.:2,0!
lTJ... .1.30.S12 SiUST S9,7I 2OT0
1!CJ 1,243,73 534,127 .2I,S4 2,fii6,34
The United States have imported con
siderably less iron and steel this year
from Great Britain than they did 'last
year. During the first nine months.
this country received from her only 401,-
vua, iaiuw fc Cn,VW,WU, UT1UK
349,882 tons less in Quantity and Sll.
230,000 in value than in the correspond
ing period of 18?2. This change was
mainly owing to the expansion of the
Araf ncan iron industry.
Kansas lias sixty-one men who desire
to represent her in theUnitetl States
SvENTY-EionT theatcnT . have Jicen
burned ki the United States in seventy
five years. If,
Something: over sevok'-imndred mill
ion postage stamps hadthfiir eyes put
out last year. 5"
It is said that there sujfc more than a
hundred women sUulyiaif law in the
United States. " '
It is announced thflfjMr. Bancroft,
our Minister B.csident-trBerilin, will
shortly resign,. -. -2i "" '
3AJi?3 vSiaamtxl ,,
Foxborongh, N. H., aft tfr a twenty-three
Tnu Grangers of Los Angeles, Cal.,
recently put m -10 acres of grain for a
sick brother granger.
The Northern Pacific Railway Com
pany claim 2,178,000 acres of laud in
Washington and Oregon, and 5,120,(KX)
A GEonoiA girl allowed .'100 men to
kiss her at 10 cents a head, and then
went, like a good girl, and gave the
money to tho poor.
The Royal Museum at Athens, Greece,
is soon to come into possession of a
manuscript of the New Testament said
to have been written in the year 480.
A MicmoANDER has taken out a patent I
for h pneumatic tube by which he pro-
poses to send grain from Chicago to the I
coast in eleven hours, at a cost of fifteen
cents a bushel.
Indianaiolis claims a third place in
the list of the packing cities of tho
world, and says it has the largest pork-
acking house in existence, 394,000 hogs
eing slaughtered there last year.
TnE flaming record of Andrew John
son pales its ineffectual fire before the
incoming glory of Gov. Hartranft, of
Pennsylvania. He haH just sent eighty
two veto messages to the Legislature.
Those who pretend to know say that
the summer of 1874 will bo very un
healthy, as open, wann, moist winters
like tho present are invariably followed
by seasons characterized by the preva
lence of fevers of a low type.
It is noteworthy that out of seventy
seven storm-warning signals displayed
at United States ports last month, sixty
two aro known to have been actually
justified by storm following. This gives
the gratifying percentage as 80.51.
Premier Gladstone has, it is said,
cautioned Mr. Arch to beware of using
again such threatcnjqg language as he
uttered lately at Bradford Eng., where
he said that if Parliament were not care
ful of the cause of the fann laborers he
would lead 500,000 of them even to the
gates of St Stephen.
According to the customs of the In
dians of Washington Territory if a doc
tor or medicine raau fails to cure a
patient he must pay for the latter'B life
with blankets or blood. Henry Jack
son, a half-breed doctor at Olympia, had
no blankets, and was publicly shot be
cause his patient died.
There are seventy bald-headed men
in Uongress. 2xo unprejudiced mind
can look down from thc galleries upon
that Lake Superior of absent hair with
out a feeling of regret that the absence
Is a thing with which the peculiar skill
of the aborigines had nothing to do.
Novemrer, 1873, was about the cold
est of the last half century. But there
is some consolation in the fact that mild
winters frequently follow a cold Novem
ber. In 1827 November w:ts famous for
its coldness, being the most seven)
known for fifty years, but it ended with
a complete change, and the winter was
rcmeaibered for vcars.
-Exniation After Twenty
On the Dili of November the people
of La Chenette, in tho Frencli Depart-
ment of La Girondo, witnessed tho exe- u,btt by tj,0 igBnc of moro an,i morc , A vriu.r in jttlrpa Mnynzinr for
cutmn of alentmo limloir. for the j l)omlSf until it ;s apparent that many of January says : "Tom Corwin's humor
murder of his sister, Annie Mane r on-1 thcm must ,.0 jnto bankniptcy, that the . and sarcasm were of too delicate and
oir, killed in 18o2. rouloir lived with ( capitai stock, the possession of which .subtle a nature to permit of their trns
her at La Chenette for twenty-six years. pllts the property in the control of those ' fer to paper with much effect. His
Quite wealthy, she had been envied by ho never put ft joliar into the con-, xrit was spontaneous and nnnremr.li
him, as he was of dissipated habits, gtmction of the roads, must be wiped i tatcd, bnt wonderfully telling. When
One day, being under the influence of J ontf j tho prorty handed over to t the alwlition excitement waa at ita
liquor, he beat her until she seemed . the iit-mortgage bond holders. When height he was invited to addreaa a pub-
ucuu. imi iu'.ji auiPiuuuniiu(i " ""
money and valuables he found in the
house, he ran away to South America.
His victim, however, told, before ex
piring, who her assassin was. The
assassin wont to Rio Janeiro, thence to
Valparaiso, where, nnder on assumed
name, he opened a dry goods store. In
1865 he was worth several hundred
thousand dollars. He married a beau-
tifel Peruvian lady and was naturalized.
In 1872 Fouloir, who then called him
self Irnoix, felt a desire to revisit
France. He took his young wife and
child to Paris, where remained for sev
eral months. He then went to Bor
deaux, where he was recognixedby an
old acquaintance. When Fouloir pre
tended not to know him him he informed
the police. Fouloir was taken in chains
to La Chenette, where he was identified
by a large number of those who had
formerly known him. His means, how
ever, enabled him to stave off Ids trial
until the 4th of June last On that day
he was sentenced to be guilotined.
Fouloir cried like a child, and tbat night
made an unsuccessful attempt at self
destruction. At 7 o'clock in the morn
ing Fouloir was led out to the scaffold.
Among thc spectators was his young
wife. Fouloir begged permission to
embrace his wife- a latt time. " No,
no," said the headsman, gruffly, " you
can do nothing of the kind. Yon must
die now. Step njxm the plank." Fou
loir shrieked " My poor wife ! My joor
wife!" The executioner cursed him
alpud, and had considerable difficulty in
tying him to the plank. He then turned
it over, and lowered the oblique krrfe,
which struck the nctpk of the doomed
man with a dull thud. At the same
time Foaloir'9 wife Httered a terrible
shriek and fainted away. The tragedy
The Railway Growth or 1873.
A very elaborate compilation, show
ing the extension of railroads in the
United States in 1S7IJ is published in
I the Jiailtcay Monitor ami Financial piece of flannel, cover with coarsely
Chronivlc of New York. From the ; powdered charcoal, over this coarse riv
, footings of the several columns it ap- er sand, and on this small pieces of
j pears that the total mileage of rati- sandstone,
roads in the United States is 71,504 ' Hardening- Wood for Pulleys.
miles: the total amonnt Of single track i If tr n mmlen nnllov i' tnniiwl ami
I laid, including second track and sidings,
isiv,0it miles; the whole number of
locomotives is 14,223 ; the
cars for passenger trains, 1.1
for freight trains, :i38,427 ; capital stock
paid up, S2,072,251,!K4 : funded and
floating debt, $1,999,741,597; cost of'
road and equipment, $3,728,410,958;
the total miles of road operated on
on "widen Ihe reported earnings are
based, 51,454 miles ; gross earnings on
that mileage, for the latest years ob
tainable, $478,885,597 ; net earnings
over operating expenses (but not over
and above interest and dividend pay
The great decrease of railroad build
ing in 1873,as compared with 1872,
which marks the end of a notablo era in
the United States, is shown bv tho fol
ring table of the miles of railroad
rated in 1872 and at the close of
1873, together with the number of miles
constructed in each State during the
last year :
.Vr Eitglaiul Mute,
iiWc i-iami. . .
5,107.0 355.3 3,102.3
New Jerfej".. . .
Marjlaud & Viol, of Col
Colorado Territorj-. . .
Indian Territory. .
3-J.143.7 l,7f.2.2 :cl,'.nrt.9
WaKhliiKtou Territory-. .
New KiiKlaml StatT
Middle State- . ...
Veteni Slaten, etc.,
I"acitlc htaten. etc
07 371.0 4 iiit.'j 7i,5cw
The table published by the Chroniclr
shows that the entire railroad extension
of 1873 was only about one-sixteenth as
much as in 1872, and in the Western
States it was only about one-twontieth
as much. It is apparent that the great
game of building railroads with the pro-
ceeds of the sale of bonds, and creating
a vast amount of stock which cost the
, hrst holders ol it noining, iiui sun
serves to keep control of the property,
1 has been played out. If justice were
done, at least two-thirds of the stock
created in 1872 on the G7,000 miles of
I railroads built in that year should be
475.7 . . .
1, KVM.fi 11.11
xvipeti out, ana uie raunnms naiiucu wnter, pour the Hour mixture into it,
over to the bond-holders and the towns, Htirring well at the time. In a few min
countics and cities that have donated teM it will be of the consistency of
money to aid in tho constmction. These ; mnsh. Pour it into an earthen or china
arc, in laci, uie oniy panics wno nave
put ony considerable amount of capital
into the roads.
The full extent, however, of thc re
vulsion in railroad building, has evi
dently not been experienced yet. Many
, of thc railroads and oven some of those
I wlirup strwk ovfn xot salable in the
market have cone on piling debt upon
t hlti tirrwf KR hPCnns. as it tinUOUDteulV
in r.i 't ii. l :i : 1l.t..l
i win witn some oi me uiiiviimtuiM
. roads in the Western States before next
J spring, it may unsettle the whole mar-
I ket for railroad stocks, to a greater ex-
tent than in thc panic
Caleb Cnshing. the new Minister to
io ... , -. - ii . ;,i. r.,'
I ?"' Yr :?" " wTT., "
UIMJU a UlUt Il UiUtik JiW uwu u...
years ago .uiss nannau r. xjouiu
wrote and sent him thc following
lie a Id, all ye drad.
l'or la tbf nxt bl
Rejce tbe UJy of "ahlnif.
Wbo elbowed hia y
Through the world, a Oy ay.
And perbap", now he' dead.
lied I j.uainfc'
Mr. Curbing, who is a poet as well as
a lawyer, reportetl as follows :
Here lie one who wit.
XVstbont woandhijr. rmild hit.
May the turf lie tWfttly abore hr :
She bat aent T-ry beau
To the rrglcna below.
And gese down brlf for a loxrr.
A Nashvhxe pnnter recently had
some very bad manuscript copy to set
up. Every word needed close study
before its meaning could be gne9d at,
but at length two or three words came
in succession, which it was quite impos
siblt to decipher. All hands in the
effica tried and failed, until at length
the printer, in despair. st up "copy
books ten cents each," and continued
thc work, iterward sending the proof
to the author for correction. Tbe hint
was taken, and the author employed an
Investigation was recently made into
the representations of one hundred and
twenty London beggar, and si but
seventeen were fennd to be impostor,
Filter foi: Clsteilv Watku. Perfo-
! rate the bottom of a wooden box with a
iinmbor of small holes : place inside a
' nibbed smooth, boil it for about eight
number of i dry, after which it will ultimately be
3,72.i ; cars COme almost as hard as copper.
It is not generally known that the
leaves of geranium are an excellent ap
plication for cuts where the skin is
rubbed off, and other xvonnds of that
kind. One or two leaves must be braised
and applied' to the part, and the ' wound
will be cicatrized in a short time.
For chapped hands iue freely of gly
cerine aud good olive oil in the propor
' tiou of two parts of the former to four
of the latter ; aftrr this has Imhii well
I nibbed into tho hands and allowed to
remain for a little time, and the hands
subsequently washed with castilc soap
and tepid water, we recommend the
j belladonna and eollodian flexible to be
' painted, and the protective film allowed
permanently to remain.
hn. Simon, a physician of Lorraine,
gives a new cure for boils, by treating
them with camphorated alcohol. An
soon as the culminating point of a boil
makes it appearance he puts a little of
the liquid in a saucer, ami dipping the
ends of his little fingers with it. nibs
, the inflamed surface, esiiecially the cen
tral part, rcjH'atmg the njeratioii eight
or ten times for alxuit half a minute.
He then allows the surface to dry, plac
ing over it a slight coating of camphor
ated olive oil. He says that four such
applications will, iu almost all casos,
cause Innls to dry up and disappear.
The application should bo made morn
ing, noon, and evening.
Ammonia is excellent for cleaning
paint, silver and glasn ; a tcasjioonf ul
put inio water produces a wonderful
effect Wherever there is grease to re
move, ammonia is efficacious. Conse
quently it is excellent for cleaning hair
brashes. Indeed, it is an almost mdis
pensible toilet article. A teaspoonful
iu a basinof water makes a refreshing
bath, which removes all disagreeable
odors. Plants flourish luxuriantly un
der the administration of doses of am
monia. A few drops added to a pint of
water is a harmless stimulant to their
growth, when not repeated oftener than
once a week. Ammonia should always
be kept in a bottle with a glass stopper,
and the concentrated spirits should be
j rmed with care.
A Hearth and Home correspondent
Kays linen that is placed immediately
after being ironed near tho stove or in
the hot sun is stiffer when drv than if it
' is permitted to dry slowly. It is a good
j plan to Jay collars and small articles on
a waiter, und then set them on a kettle
j or other supjiort on the stovo till they
" an 'l'nt! dry. Sometimes the iron will
j stick iu st manner perfectly iinuccoiint-
able : if it is rubbed on a Iniard on
which llue salt has beeii sprinkled, and
' then passed over a brown pajier with wax
' wM, ihe sticking projienHities
WH ' checked. A 1mw1 of clear water
' "" a clean old linen is useful to removo
any sjM'cks tho linen may acquire lieforc
or while b-mg ironed,
PmrirrcAi. Paste. Dissolve a tea-
Ktinnttfnl nf illnrn in u minrl if imrntir
' When cold, stir in as much flour as will
g,vu ,t the consistency of thick cream,
being particular to beat tip all the
' lumps ; stir in as much powdered renin
j wjh jay on rt ,iime, and throw in half
n ,07.en cloves to give it a pleasant odor.
Hnvt. otl the fire a teacup of lmiling
, vessel: let it cool : lav a cover on. and
put m a cool place. When needed for
i uac, take out a jnirtion and soften it
' with warmwatcr. Paste thus mode will
I last twelve months. It is better than
gum, as it docs not glowi the paper,
j an,i cnR
be wntten on.
Tern L'orwia' C'eler.
A writ-r in JlariKr' Mnnnzinr
I lir mtin at f "Tinc7tnn nmwMitii Tin.
i cmnaii. 11 was appreiienaeu ioh uio
ultra-slavery men might interrupt him,
nj he determined to propitiate them by
an anecdote. Fellow-citizens.' aaid
i .- t. .. ' i t t .i . .i
he, ' it is quite possible that some of
you may suppose tbat my sympathies
are with the negroes to such an extent
that I would be glad to se them pros
per at the expense of the superior race.
I don't propose to refute this notion by
argument or assertion, but I trill give
my bit of experience in relation to tbr
blacks, from which you will be able to
infer what my feelings toward ticta are
likely to be. When I was quite a young
man I went down the river to New Or
leans on a flatboat I remained in that
rather lively city for a couple of weeks,
. - t r .l t..tf i .-r
fCDK wnai w worw Dg ai, uaui,
, my nincy oemg aooui speni i ie-
thing I had" not aeen, which I waa told
was one of the inevitable sigbta of the
nlace. I must co to a ouadroon balL
iSo. dreaded in my best clothe, I called
for a ticket to the ball, and wan repnlaed
with the declaration, " Colored folk not
admitted !" ' Corwin waa quite as dark
as a quadroon."
Hartrrw iMaraare MrMrf.
The amount of dividend declared by
Hartford (Conn.) businea corporatioas
for the lat half of the year jaat cJcaed
is A2.350.243. Of tbi the insurasec
corapaniea coatribate the following
SXsx JTre. ri4y.
Kartfoed fV. fwnbalij.. W
FVrali Tire, ll!y 7H
NaSbnalllre. . -
CcnnrtJrsJ Fir . , S
AtlTfeewCV.)-... . -Traxeierx
JAnatln IVibm " VUnrttea In Khire".
If 1 were you. hn lit at the riaj, ,
Ilrvkcm and nt a meinlrama turuuh.
I would not turn aNUravtedly aray.-atr.
If 1 Tere you.
If I Kerr jou. when r'n I atJertcl
Watt for three hour Iu tale me do u Im ,
I wciUl, at leact, pretend I revolted.
If I ere jou.
If I were you. when UdVw are i laiUh.
Sir, a to keep rae exery wmlta lilt two,
I would not dancr tth aJiou Mi MoTaxtUi,
If 1 wrre you !
If I were )ou, who vow ynt canioH sutler
Whiff of tbe bet the ndlilt h.Mey-I,
I oM not daure elth a smoke-oioaunilnj; llirtetj
If 1 ere jou!
If I ere yvu, I tuld no. tr, le Nttrr.
Een to nt the Cynical Kexle.
No, I houM tkubtl ttml ttlrtation Otter,
lfl'were jx;i: -. - - 'Vl'il
Ihwllr You uvuldt "hj. Krni. j're titD
aa Othello and aa Mack tf hue ;
Dorrow my fan. I oul.l uot U'k .rwt4,v.
If I were jou!
" It t lb rue." I mean ynr chirou U
llritijrtnc K)isr elWurleit JurutW. Adlrti !
ball retire. I'd jre that vr Ad.tuu.
If I were jou !
llo. if you wtlt. At once. Aih! by ere, en.
Wbrce lu01 It tc 7 To Ohtn--or ivrn 7
ili. 1 ilutuld leexc luo,uirer mj a.l.trr-, itr.
If I were you !
No, I remain. To Uy ami Atfbt a duel
hreni. iu tbe whole, the vrojer thluit to d
Ah. ou are trotii; J I would not, Iht-n, 1 crnl.
If I were you !
One diea u4 like oue .'eellligw U l" doubteil
One dxw but like one's (rtenda to inlxintrn.
If I confeed tal I a rr bit jMUte.1 T
1 ahould adn.it that 1 waa jHtir tiH.
Ak me to dan.v. I'd wy no wore tut it.
If I werv ywu ! (Walla EfunJ.
Str.mni.no sweetness -Kissing through
As twice eleven is twenty-two, how
can twice ten be twenty tx?
KociiKHTER paper says ; " Hani
dimes comes again no more."
FrM. many a turkey is now a ghoul
that one short week ago was a goblin.
A recent ghost was heard singing :
" Twa a con i;h that arrled me off ;
'Twaa a a coffin they carried me off in."
Four devils have been cast out of
ono printing office in Illinois in n
What word in our English lauguage
is made- shorter by adding two letters
to it? Short
Do not ruu iu debt to the nhoenukor ;
it is unpleasant to lie unable to say
your sole is your own.
What is tho difference between 11
plan of a battle-field and a roat'd iep
piu ? One is a war map, and thcthcr
is a warm apple.
A HATTKR iu Terro Haute, lud., Imk a
bundle of old unpaid bills hung up iu
store labeled, " Toe reason why 1 dou't
Osr who knows how it is bench? "ays
44 Tho man who is awfully urbane to his
wife licforu strangers is generally also
her bane liehiud their bucks !"
A Siocx City bachelor got up Uj let
iu his dog tho other night, ami tho door
closed upon him with a spring lock. Ho
walked three blocks in a tropical cos
tume to find a hotel.
A pihmai joke thr following mem
orandum left behind by tho last spiritual
suicide: " I hav purified my soul for
tho last twenty-five or thirty years. I
think I must bo a rectified spirit"
An enthusiastic African, who had
44 sicnt do winter in Jamaky," found it
an earthlv paradiee. He said he could
44 lie abed, and, putting his arms out du
windy, pick oranges, pine-apples, and
Jamaky mm right off tie trees."
A touno man sent his girl a Imjx of
grape, ono afternoon lately, antl tho
next ilay a fellow met him on the street,
aud said: " Those grapes wens jolly
good last night ; send somo up every
Weduewday evening that'a my night,
you know. '
Julia Warp Howk aays that " Theri
is nothing bnt dumb submission for thei
women." The a isn't, rb " She ought
to meander through this State and look
upon the splintered rolling-pins and
battered potato-mashers. 1 trait Fw
A oyop brother in a ehttrch of
Miami, county, Ind., while giving his
experience, not long ago, said ;
44 tlretherin, I've been o tryuV this nigh
onto forty year to aerve the Ix;rd and
get rich both atonct and I tJl yer, it's
mighty hard aleddin 1"
Trm is one stanza of the latest jin
on the M'-ason. We would quote? more,
but that we fear the effect njwm readrrn
with weak nerve :
Vrsair' cofae. and now the bre
Howl among tb kfele trie ,
Sow the bor wl.rarl trowm
HiiiTrlB bofnwa-d drrm tJ i
Hia lunta are otl abd torn bl t'Aht la.
Xni Arm asy il how Uo ht turn t V
C eeajgil Wea-
44 There is no knowing what may turn
up," especially in a borae-hair aofa, In
a small attic, ' aay a Vienna journal,
lived the faaily of a tailor who had died
some weeks since in the greatest poverty
and misery. The widow could not earn
eoough tonupport herself and her chil
dren, and waa obliged to aeli her fur. In
her garret stood an old sofa, which had
bees gives to her at her marriage by a
relation king noe dead. At length even
this valued heirloom had to go to the
broker. Two porters accordingly at
tesBpted to remove the sofa, but were
ainable to do ao. Ihe broker, who nat
urally feared that hi bargain waa
tmed witi atoae iaatead of korae-hair,
insisted on isBediate investigation. To
the svpriae of all peraoss, tke removal
of a tkiek coating of the Utter taaUrrial
brovgkt to light abottt forty sinaketa.
of the exMteace of vkkk the owner of
tic sofa kadoilra. Eaei. Btaaket was
wrapped m a poster orataisisg an
iavitatkm to join in tbe atadenta legkm.
asdbeariag date "October 14, im."
Am iaaatrl cofttroreray is sow in
fnugta betwet the broker aad the
tailor' widow regarding ihe owneratup
I of tie property thm nwxMctedly d-
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