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When the autumn wet wind biuuclh.
AmonK the thicket of birch and elm
On the etcep hllliddc it q:oc'.!.
There, "wlion fnmajer ia joung and fair.
Ami wild void rcch fCcctcd the n!r,
I a, w.th hazel-rycd inaKcn CIjic
Alftck! Tvlio Vuoucth
How love Kocth?
Tlit h97.e!-ejcd one wat Erklc a rbj-.
The wild wood locre hae faded avvaj.
And the golden rod liloom on tlicir Rrav: to dy
Well' let a jjoldcn jicaoc ujr!e
On the grave where my passion 1 e!V
Let me lorRct the h7' eye-!
At the bee, that jonth ard hleth.
Forgettvlh the wlld-v.ood roc" fair,
WhtfS the golden rod rllmbrtl upon Hie air.
So let mo forjjit the maiden Clare'
Alack 1 whoknouctb
How love Kneih
Why fhonld 1 hsh for Claii a'waj
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TIIK WOULD OF SOIKNCK.
A .New Tulip.
A new species of tulip has been dis
covered in Central Asi-, which is said to
be the most beautiful yet known. The
(lower is larger tlmn that of the torn
nioc tulip, and is of a bright orange,
spotted with black. It is named Tulipn
Kiiirllsh Arctic Expedition.
The latest advices from the EDglish
Arctic Expedition state that an unusu
ally easy passage has been cflected to
uithiu 100 miles of the entrance to
.Smith Sound; and it is hoped that, if
circumstances continue equally favora
ble, the pole may be reached this year.
The expedition is not expected to re
turn, however, until the close of 1U77.
July 23, the Alert met with a slight ac
cident, getting around on a small island
off Kingatok; but the vessel tloatcd ofl
without injury, with the rise of the tide.
Dr. S. Birch, of the British Museum,
author of the late condensed history of
"Egypt from the Monuments." has con
tributed to the Transactions of the Soci
ety of Biblical Archaeology a paper in
which he describes, with numerous illus
trations, the dillcrent breeds ot domestic
dogs kept by the ancient Egyptians.
The materials for the paper have been
derived mainly from the frescoes on an
cient tombs; and these show that the
varieties or the dog known to the Egyp
tians were quite as well marked as those
existing at the present day.
Journey Hound the )Vorld.
It is stated in Xaturc that a French
expedition is being fitted out to make a
journey round the world in ten months.
The excursionists will visit India, Japan,
the Interior Sea of Japau, Chinese ports,
Australia, etc. A special library, with
instruments will accompany tho travel
crs. The party will consist exclusively
of gcntlement. And the fare for the
round trip is put at $1,000, everything
included. The Geographical Society
superintends the management of tho en
terprise, although it is supported by
private funds, and is wholly a private
Egyptian Geographical Society.
The statutes of the Khedive Geograph
ical Society, recently established at
Cairo, declare that the Tresidcnt and
Secretary are appointed by the Khedive,
and the remaining officers by the Society.
The Khedive pajs the salary of the Pres
ident J)r. G. Sthweinfurth besides giv
ing the Society an annual subsidy of
2,000, and the use of an elegant suite
of rooms. The members pay a sul
scription of 300 piastres yearly. All
honorary and active members must have
advanced the geography of Africa, of
Arabia, or ot Syria, in order to be eli
gible to the privileges of the Society.
It is understood that the "Marquis de
Conipeigne has accepted the office of
Culture or Timber In Mauritius.
'Mie managers of the ltoyal Gardens,
Kew, England, have tried the experi
ment of introducing different species of
valuable timber-trees Into Mauritius.
The effort has thus iarbcen encouraging.
Mahogany (Sccietenia Jlfahagoni) has
made a very rapid growth, forming, in
three or four years after the sowing of
the seed, trce3 about twenty feet high,
and with stems from 3 to G inches in di
ameter. Logwood also grows well, and
has been found to make excellent
hedges, superior to hawthorn. It has
become naturalized on the bills and
waste lands near Port Louis, and annu
ally produces large quantities of seed.
To show the proflt of cultivating
mahogany, it may be remarked that a,
tree blown down in the Botanical Gar
dens of Calcutta, by the great cyclone,
realized over $500.
Wo find the announcement in Mature
that two members of tho SritisliOflU
thologists "Union have reccatiy Mtaza4;
irnmaverv succetsfai cxaditio!ato
Northern fiilxria- Amrar tria avttt im-
portaat MjtvmMml&Mmpi lTl expe-
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dipaa ana-abw l.OWkia, tin jomag
iiwaaa4tlttaaaVef the littk. atiat
tie gray; plfar, tie ajm(farthe
at Bewlak's wan,
taeaaaNWmultouforft' and .
boreali, tbe eggs of Motacilla ciirtola,
Hie etjgs of the smew, and a new species
of pipit. The collectors left England
early in tho Spring, and, traveling over
land from Arch angel, reached Ust Zylma,
en the PctBchora Hiver, in the middle of
April. At the breaking up of tbe ice in
.liujr they left this point, and taking a
boat to Alcxievaka, made this their
headquarters for tonic time.
Bamboo for Paper-Xakiiig.
The gradual exhaustion of the various
substances used for paper-making causes
an earnest inquiry for supplies of new
material. It is known that the Chinese
and Japanese, who excel in the manu
lacturc of paper, produce a line quality,
known as India proof-paper, from young
bamboos. They also manufacture, from
the bark of tbe paper-mulberry, many
styles of paper, some of which imitate
leather, and others muslin and crape so
closely that much care is required to de
tect the real nature of the article. The
bamboo has been introduced into various
countries as a paper-material, and there
is no reason why it should not be iin
poited in unlimited quantities. In most
tropical regions, some species of bamboo
flourish luxuriantly, and their growth is
so rapid that tho supply need never be
drained. As to the ra'c of growth, it is
said that at Genziroh the gardens of the
Khedive of Egypt the bamboo has been
known to grow 0 inches in a night. At
Lion Honse, the mansion of the Dukeof
Northumberland, stems of Bambino.
yiyantea have attained the height of GO
feet in twelve weeks. At Kew, the Bam
buna vulgaris has grown in favorable sea
sons at the rate of 18 inches per day;
and, at Chatsworth, the same species has
reached the height of 40 feet in forty
The Hardens or Morocco.
The groves of rose trees and the
flower farms of Morocco arc said by a
recent traveler to exceed in extent and
value those of Damascus, or even those
of the valley of Mexico. The general
climate of the country is very favorable
to this kind of culture. Swept alter
nately by the breezes of the Atlantic
and Mediterranean, and tempered by the
snows of the Atla3 range?, the degree
of heat in Morocco is much lower than
in Algeria, while the soil is exceed
ingly fertile. To the date, palm, orange
and .crnon trees the climate appears to
be especially suited, the dates of Tali
fat having been famous even from Ro
man times. The orancc plantations arc
of great extent in various parts of the
country, while olives and almonds are
also staples exported in large quantities.
Seeing that this fertile land, within five
days1 steam of London, produces so
much vegetable wealth under the most
barbarous cultivation, it appears very
strange that commercial enterprise does
not, in such a climate, seek the profita
ble employment for its ever abundant
capital in its application to develop such
The English Walnut.
The Lomo ot the English walnut
(Juglans rcgia) is Persia and the Hima
layas. It was introduced into Europe,
at a very early age, by the Greeks, who
planted it in all their colonics. It found
its way into Italy many centuries prior
to the Christian era, and was greatly
prized by the Romans, who gave it the
name Juglans, said by Varro to be a
contraction of the words Jon's giant,
Jupiter's nut. The llomans diffused the
tree through their provinces, planting
I it even in England, where it was called
by the Saxons Wcalh nut, or foreign
nut, whence comes the modern name
walnut. In Russia, the tree is called
Greek nut, probably because it was
carried from Greece into that country.
The finest walnut trees in the world
grow, it is said, in Asia Minor and along
the Black Sea. In Circassia and Persia,
thousands of families subsist upon the
produce of a few roods of ground devo
ted to walnut trees. The Building JVViw,
giving statistics regarding the tree,
"Near Balaklava, in the Crimea, there
is an enormous falnut, which belongs
to- five Tartar families, and which
produces annually from 80,000 to 100,000
nuts. This tree is said to be nearly
3,000 years old. At the village of Par
thenit, in Greece, there is a walnut tree
whose trunk is 20 feet in circumference.
This tree is worth 27 annually. There
arc several very ancient walnut trees in
England, the most remarkable of which
is in Korfalk. The trunk- of this tree is
said to be 80 feet high, and 11 feet in
diameter. In 1627, a walnut tree w&s
cut dowu at Melwyn, in Hertfordshire,
which, when standing, occupied a space
of 2,290 square yards."
The timber ot the English walnut is
HghVhard, fine grainedl and susceptible
of a high polish. It is conaequeatly
greatly valued, for vaaious purposes. It
risjith the black walnut, almost the
Nmly wood used in the construction of
Canstocks, aad $3,000 has been paid for
a tingle tree to be worked up in this
Manufacture. England asmually con
sumes 20,000 full grow walnut trees,
which are imported maialy from Italy
and the porta of the Black Sea.
Am AfeMteaetf Wife r Forty Tears
Ago One to riaim Her Dower..
The death of George Stacey, of Cov
ington, bis leaving an immense estate, n
wife and ten children and hi two form
er wives, the discovery by the public of
the existence of the firt wife, never di
vorced and still alive in England, the
circumstance that Mr. Stacey had once,
alter marrying his third wife, sued for a
divorce from the first, the bringing of a
suit by the executors to settle complica
tion arising out of the sure coming of
Mrs. Stacey number one to claim her
own against them all, are matters fresh
in the memory of many of our readers,
especially of those on the other side of
the river. This wife number one has
come. After probably thirty years of
abandonment by her husband, who left
her for a strange land, he to amass a big
fortune, while she, unaided,-struggled
along, her own stay and maintenance.
All thin makes a strange, romantic story
indeed. A cotemporary understands
that the first wife ot the late George
Stacey has reached Covington. It is a
fact that Margaret Stacey bit3 arrived
from England, and is now sojourning in
that city at the home of her son-in-law,
Mr. Sutton. She is there for the pur
pose of asserting her dower interest in
tbe rieh estate of her late husband ; not
only the estate left by him at his death,
but all the estate ever held by him since
their marriage, more than forty years
ago. The former, as we have heretofore
stated, amounts to about f 125,000, and
is all covered by the will of Geo. Stacej,
which devises it to the testator's child
ren by his three wives respectively and
to the last wile, Elizabeth Stacey, who
still survives him, the last named
lady getting the bulk of it. The estate
disposed of by Stacey, before bis death
is not yet all ascortaiued, but i3 being
looked up by BIrs. Margaret Stacey's
lawyers, and, when the complete list is
made up, suits will be entered immedi
ately. Among this list of property is
the fine Stacey homestead, No. 728 Madi
son street, Covington, deeded to Mrs.
Elizabeth Stacey some years ago, and
now occupied by her as her own, besides
several other pieces of prepcrty in Cov
ington and several acres of lots in West
Covington. A rough guess at the fig
ures representing the value of all this
property added to the $125,000 of de
vised estate, coupled with the fact that
Mrs. Margaret Stacey is only about sixty-
five years old, well preserved, and prob
ably good for twenty years more of life
of this terrestrial sphere, enables us to
venture the statement that her claim is
oi such magnitude as to make it in
tensely interesting and well worth look
ing after. We arc quite sure that the
present title holders of property de
rived through George 'Stacey will agree
with us that Margaret Stacey's existence
and forthcoming assertion of her rights
arc matters of serious consequence.
Her claim against the devised estate
will be set up in the suit already pend
ing of the executors against the devisees
for a construction of the will, instruc
tions to the executors, etc. Messcrs. J.
F. & C. H. Fisk, of Covington, and
ffm. H. Pugh, of Cincinnati, are the
attorneys representing Margaret Stacey.
A Sceae la Cairo.
As we sitin our hotel windows await
ing the moment of departure, we enjoy
a last tableau of Cairo. A long train of
camels files by, each one attached to the
tail of the one preceding. They march
on erect beneath the large building stones
with which they arc laden. They look
innocent, even aad; yet they arc said to
bristle with rage if provoked beyond
measure. These have hardly passed
when there follows a wedding proces
sion. At the head pipes a piper upon a
reed, which squeaks mightily; then two
drummers supply with great volume
what the reed lacks in sweetness. Now
lollow long lines of Arabs arm in arm
across the highway ; then the bridegroom,
bestraddling a donkey. Throngs kiss
his hands, and prophesy happiness.
Now follow women; thickly vailed
walks the bride between two bride
maids, who support her, -and seem to
address her with much gesticulation, as
if to tease her; but perhaps they are
giving her lassons in matrimonial mat
ters. Four gajlj decked boyijbear a
canopy over her head, and she moves
with an air of a stage queen. Behind
these, with much talking and shouting,
come the rabble; and the vile little
donkey boys, congregating in numbers
before the hotel, when not besieging
some easy going excursionist, take part
in the merry procession by pushing the
bright little donkey among them. The
beasts take the brunt of the beating
with gentleness, but appear not to relish
the fun. C. S. WtUm; Scribner for Ike.
A man poasesed of intellectual tal
ents woald be more bhunable in confin
ing them to Ivs own private use than the
mean spirited miser that did tbe same
by his mosey. The latter is indeed
obliged to bid adieu to what he comma
alcatea; the former enjoys his treasures,
erea while he readers others the better
f t them. Shesjtowe.
Pork Cutlet6. Fry to a nij brown:
beat three eggs with tiree teajfooafuls
of flour, dip each tlice in the batter, and
fry again, uctil the batter h cooked.
Thi is very nice.
Cccoanut Pi :. Half a cuaof but
ter, one cup of powdered white sngar,
four well beaten eggs (beat whites and
yolks together), one cup of giated cocoa
nut, one qua;t cf sweet milk. Mix
butter and sugar together, then add the
eggs and cccosnut, and lastly the milk.
Mixce Meat ok Pies. Oe quart
bowl of meat chopped fine, two bowls of
chopped apples, one bowl'of tagar, one
of raisins, one tablespoonfulf allspice,
one of cinnamon, one half'talilespoon-
ful of clove, one nutmeg, 'w thirds 1
teacuptul of mousses. Moisteii with
sweet cider and a little of the liquid in
which the meat was boiled. A few
slices of citron improves them.
Plain Suet Fcddino Without Soda.
On pint of milk, one half pound ol
suet, chopped fine; three eggs well
beaten; one half teaspoonful of salt;
add Hour gradually until you have made
a thick batter. Tie in a cloth which has
been dipped in boiliug water, and well
sprinkled with flour; let the water boil
before putting in the pudding, and boil
two hours. To be eaten with canned or
Ham Cake. A capital way of dispos
ing of the remains of a ham and making
an excellent dish for breakfast is: Take
a pound and a half of ham, fat and lean
together; put it into a mortar and pound
it, or pass it through a sausage machine;
boil a large slice of bread in a halt pint
of milk, and beat it and the ham well
together; add an egg well beaten up.
Put the whole into a mold, and bake a
Pan Dowdy.- Put apples pared and
sliced into a large pan, and put in an
abundance of molasses or sugar, and
some spice if the apples have little
flavor; not otherwise. Cover with bread
dough, rolled thin, or a potato pie crust.
Bake a long time, and then break the
crust into the fruit in small pieces.
Children arc very foud of this, especi
ally if well sweetened and baked long.
Snow Pudding. To one half box of
gelatine add one pint of boiling water,
two cups white sugar, and tho juice of
two lemons. When coo!, beat tho
whites of three eees vcrv licht and
spread over the top. This is an excel
lent pudding, especially for the hot
summer weather, and should be mado
the day before using and placed on ice
or in the ice chest. When brought to
the table, dish out in saucers, and turn
over it a sauce or custard made in the
following manner: Boil a pint of milk
in a tin pail set isto a kettle of hot wa
ter; as soon as it boils add the yolks of
three cggn well beateu, with sugar to
taste; let it boil until it thickens, then
remove; when nearly cold add a little
salt, and flavor with vanilla.
How 850 Was Lost and Won.
Our friend, the Colonel, is continually
making investments on a small scale,
which disappoint him in their results.
He has a spendthrift of a young nephew,
who wrote to him from St. Louis the
other day, saying:
"Dear Uncle : There is a fellow down
here who offers to bet me a f 100 green
back that no one will lend me that
amount of money. Now, I have taken
the bet, and if you will write me a letter
enclosing a draft for 100, saying you
will lend it to me, I will devidc with
you equally the $100 that I will win
from the fellow. I will send the $50 by
the very first mail sure."
He sent the young scaegrace the
$100. We happened in his office when
he opened the return letter, a day or
two afterwards, inclosing $50. Tbe
Colonel shook his fat sides as he read
the nephew's missive, which ran thusly:
'Hurrah 1 We've won the fool's money,
dear uncle. Here's jour $50. Much
obliged. Yours, Tom.
"He's a reckless rogue, the boy is,"
remarked the Colonel, "but yon see he
is uuuesi. ii u uues tu ue agreea ail
our family always do that."
"But, Colonel," we remarked, "you
say you sent the boy $100."
"Yes- draft lor $100, and here, you
see he sends me my half as prompt as
"And you say that nephew is honest,
and has done the fair thing?"
"Certainly don't yoa see? here's the
"Yes, bat where is tht $100 you sent
The Colonel's smiling face suddenly
became grave he scratched his head
then pulled his mustache thea looked
at us for a moment with eyes and mouth
.'Sore enough," he muttered, "I hadn't
thought of that. He ought to have sent
me $150. The young rascal has dome
aae out of $50 clean as a whistle! Well,
well I I am aa old fool, that's a fact."
And.the old Colonel pocketed his $50,
tore the nephew's letter into little bits,
threw them upon the Icor, aad stamped
his right foot upoa these with a sarage
disgust. Chicago Jovnat
lira! Ceartahlp at Oat-Here Galea.
nY HRET HAUTE.
Is 3fr. naiteV new Serial story in '
Seribne"''$ Monthly for December, tee ,
hero, Gabriel Courov, give his little '
rstcr the followbg mendacious account
of his visit to the widow Marklc on
. . , , ,.,,-
Oily had drawn a small box, her favor- ,
ite seat, between her brother's legs, and j
rested the back of her head comfortably
against his waitcoat. When Gabriel
had lighted bis papc at the solitary can
dle, he gave one or two preliminary
putfr. and then, taking hi pipe Irom his
moutb, he aid gently :
"Oily, it can't be done."
"What can't be done, GabeJ" queried
the artful Oily, with a swfit prcconcep-
tioa of the answer, expanding her little
mouth into a thoughtful smile.. it
"What thing, Gabe?"
"This yer marryin' o' Mrs. Markle,"
said Gabriel, with an assumption of easy,
business like indifference.
"Why!" asked Oily,
"She wouldn't hev me."
"What?" said Oily, facing swiftly
Gabriel evaded his sister 's eyes, :idI,
looking in the lire, rcpaated slowly, bu
with great firmness:
"No: not fur fur fur agift!"
"She's a mean, stuck-up, horrid old
thing!" said Oil j fiercely. "I'd jest like
to why, Ihar sin't a man az kin com
pare with you, Gabe! Like her impu
dence!" Gabriel waved his pipe in the air depre
catingly, yet with such an evident air of
cheerful resignation, that Oil) faced
upon him again suspiciously, and asked :
"What did she say?"
"She said," replied Gabe slowly, "thtt
her heart was given -to another. I
think she struck into poetry, and said :
"My heart Uli another ,
And It nerer can he thine."
Tbet is, I think so. I disremember her
special remark. Oily, but you know
women alters spout poetry at sech times.
Ennyhow, that's about the way the thing
"Who was it?" said Oily suddenly.
"She didn't let on who," said Gabriel
uneasily. "I didn't think it the square
thing to inquire."
"Well," said Oily.
Gabriel looked down still more em
barrassed, and shifted his position.
"Well," he repeated.
"What did you say?" said Oily.
"No, afore. How did you do it,
Gabe?" said Oily,' comfortably fixing
her chin in her bands, and looking up in
"Oh, the usual wayl" said Gabriel,
with a motion of his pipe, to indicate
vague and glittering generalities of
"But how? Gabe, tell me all about it."
"Well," said Gabriel, looking up at
the roof, "wimen is bashful ez a general
thing, and thar's about only one way cz
a man can get at 'cm, and tbat ez, by
being kinder kecrless and bold. Ye see.
Oily, when I kam inter the house, I
sorter jest chuckled Sil under the chin
tbet way, you know and then went up
and put my arm around the widdcr's.
waist, and kissed her two or three times,
you know, jest to be sociable and famil
"And to think, Gabe, tbet, alter all
that abe wouldn't hev ye," said Oily.
"Not at any price," said Gabriel poi
"The disgustin' beast!" sid. Oily.
"I'd jest like to ketch that Manty hangin'
round yer alter tbat!" she continued,
savagely, with a vicious shake of her
little fist. "And just to think, only to
day we gave her her pick o' them
"Hush, Oily, ye mustn't do anythin'
o' the sort" said Gabriel hastily. "Ye
must never let on to any one anything.
It's confidence. Oily -confidence, ez
these sort o' things alius is atween you
and me. Besides," he went on re-as-
suringly, that'a nothin'. Lord, afore a
m mariiedf hfi hez togo throQgh
kind o' thing a dozen times. It's ex
pected. There was a man a3 I once
knowed," continued Gabriel, with shame
less mendacity, "tz went through it
fifty times, and be was a better man nor
me, and could shake a thousand dollars
in tbe face ot any woman. Why, bless
your eyes, Oily, some men jest likes it
it's excitement like perspectir.'."
Two sens of Erin wre standing by a
hydraulic press, when one called out to
the other, "Jim, I'd like to put je under
aad squaze the devil out o'yc." "Would
ye, indavde, mj boy?" was the answer.
"Squaze the devil out o' ye and tbere'd
A darkey who was stopping to wash
his hands in a creek, didn't notice tbe
peculiar Actions of a goat jest behind
hint,' so whea he scrambled out of the
water aad was asked how it happened,
he answered: "I duano '-zactly; bat
peared as ef de shore kinder hlstedaed
fro wed me."
Tbe rci Satalneo Ce op Irora tfcr ioath.
Krura the Jarul all wltarfci arl ptrrijpj la
tie drained on ti- iy like a Ststlug bri.
J!10"!" ba'atn rlr,f 'i
,a lhe tacpur td,' aadthe ! dank
When the wind Wew-att. to la ?a h went,
Red -l a la tne rirmaaen.
AndtarerJ afldc. wlih a :ook alaol.
Al tbc Jcad;r CJe ot ltc corBonim.
And tae oglt.oM ht ncnilml jtar.
Vrura the bright ol til Tasltcd tyrl $.
When the Hind Mew rct, to lhe fields hr apod.
Wtxre the Moe-Td ceatlan lift it hrad:
And the iew daiheJ red to a tcarlet dj
On the lily' brratt. a he fioatei by ;
And here and there In the tllrtt ddi,
From hit wins a scarlet fratber fell
lie tailed oc hit way at tbe mariner i all.
With itost heart fearing no wind nor gale
On and on through tho land be wen.
Like a 3 ret and royal xnc aenjrer tent.
Till be came at last to an an den 1 towi.
Never on ma; or chart laid dove
Uii wearied wise beat toil and low.
For the dreary ttrccu ware.ef aawflrdnow.
Tbe faoatea were coasted by two 'tm&XZS3
And the footttep cambered were faint aad few.
The f hlpe that bad tailed to that (lient tbore
Were bound, mow Iocke3.tnuat ma.t or ou.
The thread had vanitbrd a dreary wreck.
With tbe tropic bird, on the lonoly deck.
Hi eye crew dim In tbe old. was llcbt.
And bis royal plumage blanched tnow-whi
lie strained hi gazo to the farthei t north.
And asaln on Cutttrlnj; wines went forth.
And tailed away, with hit plumage pale
Forever bid by a nowr veil.
Whether he drifted eat or wen,
And t;azcd on a mthtymottctaln cro?t.
Or a clorloat tea with turret bigb,
Reaching far up in the polar tky.
Or drooped in death on a was'c ol cow.
Hit recret none thall ever know,
lie lived hit life on his errand scat.
And tracked the path ot a continent.
Whoever ha croca to that tllent ptraml
Hat patted bejund to an unkn.wu land.
Buried In now, and under the eater.
Frozen and ttark lhe rentiucl wait
Till the 'now .hall be KP.cd from off hit ttrratt.
And the pathway cleared to the great Norihw ett 1
Saruti D. Clakk. in iHctmbtr Jtlanth.
Valuable UNcorpry of Kmery-Moue
II some energetic gentle mau, with
more money t.ian he knows what to do
with, desires to double that money in a
legitimate enterprise, he will como to
Scdalia and work the quarry of emery
stone which was discovered in the north
western part of Pettis county about one
year ago. Probably you do not know
what emery btonc is, or the valuable
practical uses that it can be put to. As
to value, an emery uheel one foot in
diameter and two inches thick, costs
about $20. Emery is a mineral or stone
of amazing hardness. The atoms or
crystals which foim the stone are regu
lar iu shape and have sharp and cutting
edges. Emery ij almost as hard ai a
diamond. Grindstones or wheels made
of it, and turned by steam, arc used in
manufacturing establishments for pol
ling or grinding all kindi of metals,
hard stone and glass. A small emery
stone, revolving rapidly, will in a few
moments grind the hardest bar of steel,
or lump of Hint stone or glass, iuto
dust. For polishing rough castings of
steel, brass, or Iron or other metals, it
is vety valuable, and in a few moments
an emery will do an amount of work
that a man could not do in a day with a
file. Hence its value. Dozens of emery
wheels arc used for polishing or grlud
ing purposes in the large midline ahops
of this city.
Deposits of this stone or grains of it
are rare. Emery depoiits arc rarer than
gold. Sedalia Democrat.
Xew Mexican Cattle Kin?.
A letter from Santa Fc tells about a
"cattle king" of New Mexico: To the
southeast of Santa Fe, near Fort Stanton,
Ss the famous Chisum cattle ranche, con
taining about sixteen hundred sections of
land, on which Mr. Chisum has at this
time eighty thousand head of cattle. He
claims that he can fill rn order for forty
thousand beeves, sent him by telegraph
from New York, on ten days notice. Us
this as it may, he is the "cow king" of
Mexico, to use a provincial phrase. He
employs in all about on: hundred "cow
boys" and "cow punchers" and in other
words he cmploja mounted men to picket
the ranch day and night, winter and
summer, to see that the cattle do nut
stray off the pasture selected by him for
his own use. And like a sentinel walk
ing his beat, the cattle guards ride up and
down the lines and are relieved with due
regularity. In the fall about this time,
they have the "cattle drives," which
means taking these vast herds from the
distant ranches to market. They find a
shipping point at Wichita, or Great Bend,
Kansas, or at Granada or Las Animas, in
Colorado. And whenever it is known at
which point :kc important "drives " will
strike there is where tbe vulture are
found. Tbe cattle men are rough, gen
erous, tnd often intemperate, and the
gamblers and prostitute of the entire
land look forward to fall trade with great
anticipations. Very often the officers of
the law are set at defiance, the cattle
men and licentious women run the town,
and tbe entire proceeds of ten thousand
beeves squandered in a iiagle night.
The most reserved of men, that will
not exchange two syllables together ia as
lcglish.ee ffse hotue, should they meet
tat Ispahan, would drink the: bet aad eat
a mess of rice together. Eheastone.
A fkarmlar Komaace.
.Mba-ul.tr ltrt(uonll Alllai
Wait Cam of It.
It i a popuUr jing tftAt H t!w
world love a lover," aad It nuy boU
true that all the world lorn to read of
lorcr. Some ecr ao there appeared
in the Chicago Inter IHtfi 1 kctch of a
singular unnurc. It wj related that
the biide tailed fur Italy and the bride
groom tUrtcxl for Arhona, wlthla two
hour alter the neddirg ceremony w
concluded. The akvtcb, widely copird
at the time, wa true in tuUitnnrc ami
dc'ail. but the romantic coloring of the
marri.tge,o to jcaV.-,ws. la It tit at bluh.
The laptc of t'tne and thrhnge ot
fortune having brought one ot the par
ties of ttie singular acttding to Call tor
nia, and plec-.il the othrr welt on the
road to hiattluntc Unto in Italy, it it
now iu good time to jfivu the coutlau-
is tins : a bou t tour yeari ae -yixssr
army otlicer, Lieutenant Philip Keade. -
who, by the way, U a nephew of the
i111tnort.nl lien itutlcr, attended church
in Topeka, ICic..s. There are llvinjj
witnesses to this .tvsortion, however atu
nular it may appear tint an otlicer of the
army a nephew of ( !d Ikn'a found hi
way t the anctury uf grace, lie did
go, and while there one voice of tho
choir improved him a awectly rtiip.
thctic. The music touched hi soul, .tnd
his heart went out to tint jtMi? twnllat.
He sought her acquaintance, obtain.!
an Introduction, and for months w Idled
away the hours uucon.ciousiy iu the
cheerful Mtiuliine uf her presence. He
learned of her ambitions, and listened
with all the fervor cf n youthful cnthu
jdast to a rccltnl of her aspirations. She
longed for ftme in the great world of the
opera, but there stood poverty, that twin
companion of obscurity and enemy of
genius, interposing otntaclc in every
path promising to lead to the goal of her
ambition. Yet hc did not despair, and
had planned a girlish way of he-r own
to reach Italy antl study under the in
spiration of grunt musters in the land of
poetry and song. Sh-j had already begun
to give music lc.Mins, and even lud
saved a few dollars, as the becinning of
the fund. The young army otlicer ad
mired the heroUm ami applauded the
dhring pluck of the uobtc little woman.
He had faith likewise iu her future, !o
lieving that her talents wr.uhl nomu day
engage the attention of the ocg loving
world. Kicker iu pum thnu tmwt army
ofiiceis, and generous withnl, he protlcrei
her the money to complete her musical
education, which she in proper pride de
clined. However, .the obtained mcnnn
by ingiug in local concerts to pursue
her studies in Boston, and little was
heard of her until the Eastern pipers,
as already intimated, announced the
wedding of Lieut. I'hillp Keade, U. S.
A., and Miss Minute Heals, of Topeka.
It may be interred that the marriage wj.
the condition of her accepting money to
pursue her studies in Italy, and it Is
true that mere than three yeam time has
elapsed since the matrimonial event, aul
neither one of the pair ha seen the
other. In the mean time she applied
herself with all the patience and dili
gence of feminine nature to cot slant
study undrr renowned teacher, finally
making her ihbut and winning word of
praise Irom the most eminent critics.
In a recent letter from Italy to her
husband, who U now in Sin Diego, in
charge of the military telegraph line),
the lady herself telU the rest of the
story in the charming candor of girlish
Although ermisiou is granted to give
the exuberant epistle in ejtn, lot the
edification of our reader, the subsUucc
thereof will suffice for the 1 urpoe. The
letter i dated nt Milan, Italy. June 12.
and after the customary and very appro
priate greetings of Mrs. Lieutenant
Philip Keade to her husband, opens with
the announcement that she has jut
signed an engagement, for four years, at
a splendid tnd increasing rate of sa'ary,
with ScsUlenni, a celebrated IttHan
imprcssjri?. The dtbulanu opens at tbe
Foglieno Tneater, Florence, in Auber'n
new opera of the Prodigal Son, produced
for the first time in Italy. After this
seaaon the is to appear lUCCeiiUelr in
in all the leading theatres of Italy, and
will thence extend her triumphant trav
els to other parts of Earope, probably
visiting tbe United Stitrs before tlw ex
expiration of tbe pnsent engagctoent.
Other evidences re giren of the marked
tuccei of this deterring lady, aad a
brilliant future u before her. Her fin
ishing Instructions were received frost
Sigsor Gilli, a faxaocs Italian teacher.
Such are the ultimate malts of tne
pious turn tbat iaddee tally befel a
nephew ot old Bra Butler ose Sasday
morning, and led his to intrude Into a
quiet sasctury ot worship ia s Ksasa
town. Sa FrautUco Buluun.
Tbe other day when a Detroit grocer
spelled tagar S h-s-g-e-r a friead
pointed out the word asd remarked,
Tbki-wora iin't spelled quite right.
"Ha! I see, laughed the grocer, "ose
weald think I had no education. Asd
he crossed it oat aad wrote, a-h a tj-o-r..
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