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I lie NiiiiiImt of VWitfir.
From lli ftjM-niijr Iay, .May 10. down
to and including Saturday, Oct 1 1,
,s.'A Jk paying visitors attended tho
Exposition. These returns aic for 1.5;
exhibition days, as follows:
May rjilij.'ic.-ii l;ti
Juw.iwoiit? six. Inyo '.'..."
.! 'lH.tit-sl.t .!.
AujruM imii't ii-vfti i.-ivk
:r in Iht 'ien: -six lao
OrUilji I t. I J tut-Iw (l:t)Aj.. .
'IVlIril Ii:illt-' vUltnra ft,, IV, .1. , -
Tln tioii-iia) ir.jr n.!iiililoni fi.r tlir s:iai
V. j 11
"UK-, mm inxiitt.' .xlitMtor. ;itt.-i)il?.ntH.
"rkiiii'fi, laliiiivrs. onireri, fir., vico; 1.1 .'.."'
Total .Vlriil,sln!in 13'xla? . 7.1m.", i 77
Tlie number of visitors, to the Vienna
Exhibition, ;wliirh ivsis open for'l?;
days, was :ls follows:
"'ai i(iik miiiii'iiiH ... y.vrit's:
1Ial iioii-Jijij ll (.; allnlShiili i2J7
AKi;r'5rit- .i!iiilsH'nifiof all klnil :i .
From these figures it, will be seen
that tin- piving admissions to the Cen
tennial Inhibition foi VW, days cver-d-H'
the wlmle number ti the one at Vi
enna during isr, ilays by L',l'j:.'C. The
average daily number of visitors to the
Centennial during May was 1!,!HI; m
June, l'ij.t.m;; in July. i'l,IM ; in August.
::::,-,.-,; in September, ,W ; in October
(to the Uthi. mi.;h;7. In j(.s jieeuniniy
results the Centennial already largeh
execeds those of anv exhibition el
held. The gieate.st return ttasatthe
LoiKlon Exhibition of is.M. viz.: S2,-l-'l.c,i(;
the next at. Paris in !Sf,7, when
it was .t?J.1o::c,77. The lecejpts lor trato
money during the past l::; days of tliu
Centennial, to Oct, 1 1, weie .Si'.tU.UO:..
7.". I'Jun'.Aiu.i: i'uiri:TioN oi r(in:i;N
j:MiiitiT iiii'oi:ii r.
Over half if all the goods exhibited
m the foreign sections of the Exposi
tion have been sold, and it is impioba
ble that more than one-thi:d of allsuch
exhibiis will remain to be taken home.
Onh a small portion of the Mexican
display has been disposed of. as it is
mainly illustrative of the mineral
wealth of the count rv. Holland will
take little home except the n-pn setita
tionsofher public works. Ameiican
lcjiresowtatnus of Swiss linns have
piirelinsMl neaily all of the .v iss ex
hibits. France will take back the most
of her exhibits. Not moie than one
Jh'rd of the ltelgian display will be. re
shipped acmss the Atlantic. The ex
liiiiitoisftom Civnt llritain and Inland
have found a market for the greater
poition il their wares. Hrail will
present one-half of her display the
Covernnieiital exhibit to public in
stitutions oi this count rv. and
will exrhange the remainder for
scientific ajtjiaratus of domestic
manufacture. Italy's art sales have
been trillim. but the sales of 1 er exhib
its in the. Main iiiiildiug have been sat
isfactttry. The entire agricultural, pisca
torial, and miiieralogical exhibit of
weilen has been presented to the Smith
sonian Institute, and the remainder of
her l;.sjlay has been almost disposed of.
Canada sold nothing except about
..(( hi worth of furs. About .", jer
cent of the Herman exhibits will re
main unsold, while one-third of the
Austrian display will be taken home,
llussi-i has sold about one-half of her
goods, and Spain a somewhat less pro
portion. Tin key has sold little except
her mats ami carpets. Only a small
part of the Egyptian display was pur
chased, l'robably two-thirds of the
.Japanese goods will be left in this
eountn. One-third of the Chinese
jri vds will remain unsold. These esti
mates io not include instances where
donations were made to the lMinsIvar
nia Museum b exhibitors, or where
purchases of special ai tides weie made
lv that ins;-'tmi.
Mother "Now. (lerty. be a good ijiri.
and uive Aunt .lulia a kiss, and say
good night." (lerty "Xo. no! if I kiss
her she'll box my ears, like she did
papa's, last night."
"Phai a blessi.ig it is." says a hard
working Chicago Iiishnian. "that night
never comes on "till late in the day,
when a man is tired and can't work any
more, at all. at all."
"When is the best time to pick
apples?" This is a very simple ques
tion. The best time for such work is
when the fanner is not looking and
there is no big dog in the orchard.
Discussion between a wise child and
its tutor: "That star you see up then
is bigger than this world." "Xo. it
isn't." "Yes. it is." "Then why doesn't
it keep the rain oft?"
In a surburban school a teacher gave
out the word ''psalter" to a class in
spelling. It was a "poser" to all till it
reached the foot of the class, when a
curley-headed little fellow spelt it cor
rectly, and on" being asked to ditine it,
shouted "More salt!"
An exchange has this: "Xot a bad
story comes from Australia. A trump
had just killed a stray sheep, intending
to cook and eat part of it, when the
owner rode up ami asked him what he
meant by it? Xot at all abashed, the
offender mildly replied: "Mean by it?
I'll teach your confounded sheep to run
out and bite me." "That's too thin.
That's au old soldier story the boys in
vented as an excuse for killing hogs
Mr. John G. "Whittle r, the poet, has
moved from Amesbury to Danvers.
Mass., and now lives with a family of
relatives named Johnson, who occupy
the old home of Col. Enoch Putnam, an
officer of the Revolutionary war.
;knkiiai. nkws conuhnskd.
The wife of Iia IJ.iker, an insane
eoloied woman, ai r.U-n I.oeh. I'.l, Oct
-')th, killed her f j.ir children- three of
them with a club. The baby a'e.l two
months, she coveted p with a heavy
feather bed uth the intention of
nuiuuii-ium it. jl may jM.ssimy aur- liussia's intentions. I.ori..n joum.tls
vive. The others were ae,lre.sp.ctivelyjS(..,n imJi,.,I to abandon all le.pe of
-' j,,m1 '-years Six convicts escaped the jireservation of peace between Jus-
frmii tliu penitentiary at .b.bet. Oct J si;, and Tuikev. IJeiiui hi-wiikiikts.
20th, by tunnelling under the walls
One bundled soldiers from Columbus,
Ohio, have Kone to South Caiolina
(leu. Teiry h;ts left l"t. Abraham Lin
coln in'pilrsuit ol the "savages.
The Society if the Annj ol the Ten
ii"sse in Washington, Oct. p.uh, elected
odicei-s. (Jen. Sherman was chosen
''resident. 'I he next meeting is to be
held at St. I 'an I, ept. !ilh. and (b-n. .M.
M. I loom- wii.i elecj.-d orator. A letter
was leceived at the meeting stating
that the grandmother of the late (Jen.
.Mcl'hei von. died the day before Uie ie-
ccipt ot the letter, aged U'. years . . .The
admissions to the Centennial, Oct. MUh.
weie lco.-jo", at fi) cents, and I.l'Jo at S
cents Francis I', l'.lair, the veneiable
journalist and politician died, Oct. I'-th.
at his leMdence, ilver Spiings. .Marv-
I land, aged .7 young man supposed
to be .lames Aiken, of l.tttfulo, X. Y.,
and employed as a traveling salesman
tor a wholesale liquor house of Xcw
Yoik it y. was murdered and robbed
near Haiiisbiiig, I'.l, Oct. 17th. A few
das betoie he was in Minburg. and
while visiting a draw poker room ex
hibited a loll of bank notes amounting
Jo .::,i mo A lire in Xew Orleans.
Oct. l!th, caused damage topropcity
to the amount of ;?1-",'oo Two
mineis in Chester county. I 'a., engaged
in a piie tigh!. Oct. 17th. to settle a
diUictilty bet tteui them. One. IMwaid
Wan en, was so severely beaten by his
antagonist, .lames Mooie, that he died.
His friends then set upon Moore and
fatally injured him. At night the
trieudsol the two men engaged in a
liot, andseer.il of them were scrioiisl
A Chinaman in Xew York, October
until, stabbed and instantly killed John
Kelly, an Irishman, in a lodging house.
The latter had provoked the Chinaman
to a tight, in which he w.is getting the
worst of it. when hediewa knife and
stabbed Kelly The oilicial vote of
Ohio on .secretary of State is as fol
lows: I'.arnes. IJe., :'.ls,l7C; Uell, Dein.,
.".IIjuo; Chapman. Prohibition, !,;:;.
Marnes' majority. (.!).".(,. The majority
lor !outoit, Ifepubliean, Judge of
Mipreme Court, is i.t'17. and for Evans.
Republican, for Member of lloaid of
Public Works. 7,s!C.
Tin Fort Wayne Agricultural Works
burned on the night of October -jr.d.
Loss. -j'..ooo; noiiiMiinncc TheCon-
solidated tobacco factory at (lilroy. Cal..
burned on the night of Oct. i::d. Loss,
.J-joo.oiio. The lire is supposed to have
been the work of an incendiary (Jen
Daniel E. Sickles has been nominated
for Congiess by the Republicans of the
Xinth district of Xew York Thomas
Ellis. paing tellerof the Park Xational
Rank. Xew York, has absconded, taking
with him t'.ft.ooo of the bank's funds.
He leaves behind him a wile and three
children. Ellis is the son of a Metho
dist clerg man. and himself a church
member. The bank offers a reward of
.?.!.oon tor his arrest Through some
mistake in running the Centennial train,
divided into sections. on the Xew York
Midland Railroad, on the night of Oct.
j::d. section three ran into number two.
and the result was one passenger killed,
six sefiously wounded, and a number
slightly. The engine and one passenger
car were wrecked and two passenger
cais thrown down the embankment
sixty feet. There were l,..oo passengers
on the train, all belonging to Madison
and neighboring counties in Xew York.
Rv au accident on the Jersey City
Central Railroad. Oct. -2 Uh. three pas
sengers were taken out of the wreck
dead, live others were seriously wound
ed, and nine slightlv The Centen
nial Life Insurance Company, of Xew
York, has suspended, owing to the de
preciation of the securities of the Com
pany, which are principally bonds and
mortgages Vuother "Molly Ma-
guire" was coin icted at Pottsville. Pa..
Oct. 24th, of the murder of Powell at
Summit Hill in 1S71 Governors
Pillsbury of Minnesota. Kirk wood of
Iowa. Hayden of Missouri. Osborne of
Kansas. Pennington of Dakota. Garber
of Nebraska, and several eminent pro
fessors, met at Omaha. Oct.-J."th.forthe
purpose of discussing the modes of rid
ding the country of grasshoppers. A
committee was appointed to prepare
and present a series of resolutions to the
fanners of the counlry and a memorial
Ex-Queen Isabella has already begun
to stir up strife in Spain. A dispute be
tween her and the Ministry about a
few thousand pounds said by the former
to be due from the nation to her has
brought contempt and ridicule on all
concerned. The dignity and candor of
the King, under these trying circum
stances, have gained him fre&h honors.
The Minnesota Baptist Convention
has adopted a series of resolutions af
firming the moral and legal obligation
of the State to pay certain railroad
bonds issusd in 1S";S, and afterward repudiated.
J he uritish -.tt..ii t .it us inei-tini.
( (,,-t. ith. deeided upon th. p..i! m
, abstention, for the present at least, and
ju a,i.s policy thuv lm,. Ue (,ut.iMjrt of
. ti. j.sj, ! tlift m-.jU-. There is .- !
thintr to reln-ve the unrert-untv about
on the contiaiy, evjrcs the opinion
that all tlie I 'otters of "Lurojt-, includ
ing England, aieeoualh latereted in
the conseijuences of a failure of their
joint elloiLs at Constantinopje.and that
it is imjnst tn us-jiect Jlussia or follou--ing
the dictates of seli-inleiesl. The
French papers agree that I'l.uic- will
do her best to maintain peace, but will
not take an active part, should the
crisis end in war Serious tightim;
j t'k place on the lTth and ISh of Orlo-
i her near Satchair. m ervia Lon-
(Ion Times dispatch from Vienna, eon-
firms the repoit of Germain's rejection
of the six months' armistice, and its
acceptance by the other four Powers.
The correspondent thinks Germany
throws her inlliteuce with Russia in
order to toice the other Powers to agree
upon a compromise whic'i Russia can
accept. He sees in this a plospect of
peace, but nevertheless regaids the sit
uation as most critical, and there an
other signs of preparation in .South
western Russia. The report that a
qu. titer of a million of Russian troops
wen- ready to pass through Roiimama
is undoubtedly an exaggeration, but the
eoiiespondent h.xs ti list worthy infor
mation that thiccnrui) coips an- under
orders of mobilization, with a lonees
timated at loo.ooo men The Pa lis
correspondent of the London Tiims
says it will lie no surprise if Tin key
throws overboard the so-called collec
tion protection of the Powers and opens
din-el negotiations with Russia
Turkish statesmen believe she may. in
dealing only with Ru.-.sia. save Rul
gaiia by granting the hbert of the
P.osphorus majority of the Rerlin
Chamber of Commerce have reported
in favor of Germany attending the
French Ex posit ion. ami recommend that
the government grant subventions
Tlie Ministey in Gn-ece has submitted
to the Chnmhf rof 1 leputica bills author
izing a general levy and reorganization
of the forces; additional taxation, and
the settlement of the old debt of Gieece
are also proposed.
It seems that Germany is indifferent
whether any armistice of six weeks of
six months is granted; then-fore her
interposition with the object of bring
ing about an iiudeistauding between
the Poweison this particular question
can avail little; but on the other hand
Germany never fails to recognize that
the object to be arrived at is the resto
ration of an understanding between the
Powers with the view of procuring
durable peace It is stated that as Eng
land has replied to Russia that as sin
has already suppoited a six months'
armistice, she cannot now recommend
one of six weeks, she will not oppose
it. .no rower appearing willing to
take the initiative, the question rests
between Turkey and Russia. The so
lution can thus only be looked for at
Constantinople. Diplomatic circles still
hope for a pacific settlement Ra-
gusa dispatch of Oct. I'lst, sas McDun
has capitulated to the Montenegrins,
who hold the Turkish garrison of -too
men as prisoners of war. The Monten
egrins have also taken guns and ammu
nition of the Turks dispatch from
Vienna says that Russia has presented
to the Porte an ultimatum embracing
in substance the following jnints: 1st.
A six weeks' armistice, unconditionally.
2nd. Au administrative autonomy for
Rulgaria. Bosnia, and Iler.egovinia.
:5d. Execution of refoims under the
supervision of commissioners nained'by
theGn-at Powers, and to be protected
by an armed foreign force In the
Servian camp, according to a corres
pondent of the London Timts. the idea
of peace is scouted V Belgrade cor
respondent represents that unparalleled
distress prevails in both armies and
throughout Servia, and that unless peace
is speedily proclaimed the country will
be utterly ruined. There is no suffer
ing in Belgra.de. but in the interior
thousands of the people are starving.
The majority of the soldiers are wear
ing their linen uniforms, and have no
blankets A London Tim' dispatch
from Berlin says the Porte is ready to
grant Russia's latest demands provided
the integrity of the Ottoman Empire is
guaranteed The English Parliament
has been further prorogued from Oct.
r.oth to Dec. l-Jth The crops in many
districts of India have failed, and the
people are threatened with famine. It
is estimated that over -joo.ooo persons
must be relieved in six or seven dis
tricts alone There are indications
that Russia and England are emlea or
ing to arrive at a solution of the East
ern question with a view of promoting
peace London dispatch of Oct.
2.UI says a steady ad anee in consols
and other international stocks, which
fell during the week's panic, indicates
a prevailing impression that war is not
imminent, and that a peacable solution
of the question is not impossible A
London dispatch of Oct. 23d, says: A
dispatch from Bucharest says Rouma
nia has resolved on declaring her independence.-
The government relinquish-
- .t.i ! iiii- :.j'H Ei.r-j'-.in pr'til-n.
iej,!.ii in ' it with tn .t!l:.uii'f ,'.1,
K'.-'iA A pr.K-I.n.iti..ii :.s .tU.iit t !
iue.1 pn-'IairiiinFniiffCharlt Kin
' f Ilum.iiiu
A Berlin dispatch savs thai a finan
cial t-rahli of the must serious import
ance is threatening in Russia It is
stated th.ti Russia has alieady indica
ted a willingness to agree to a six
weeks' prolongation of the armistice.
It is hoped an agreement will be readmit
on the lisis of Turkey's acceptance of
such armistice ...An Austrian iii
jKilch says there is intense excitement
at IVsth, and str .g hostility to Rns
aia. If war begi-j ii will, be .difficult,
for Aiittiiulo preserve neutralily
A Vienna dispatch says: Xot wiily
trom Constantinople but troin nil
pi ounce of European Turkey th-re is
news of growing excitement ainoi.g the
Mohammedans, of conventicles h-ld m
mosques, and ot armaments dis
patch fioni Belgrade, of Ocl.2;th,sas:
It isrepoited thai the Turks have taken
Djiiuts and saint X ester The Hun
garian Minister of War has informed
the Finance Committee that in cav of
need iM7,hh militia could be completely
equipped and mobilized within eight
das It is reported that 11h Prince
of Montenegio ha declared his willing
ness to accept the six weeks' armistice,
but only on the condition that Xuislai
be surieudered by the Turks A cor
respondent of the Loudon ''. with
the Tuikih arm in Serua lejmrts
that the Turks took Djunis, Oct. iUl.
after a detei mined light which lusted
ten hours. Moje than half the entrench
ments on the banks of the rier Dunns
also tell jtilu their hands special
(torn Beigi.tde to the Loudon Daily
Ttltymjili sas Pnnce Milan has re
ceied positive and formal assiuance
of Austria's non-intervention. . . .An
otlicial note has been published at
.Moduli denouncing the social conspi
racy and attempted insurrection or
ganized by senors I, 'ui Surilla and
salmeron. The note says fourGeii'-rals
namely, Men-Io. Areyro, Petiuo, and
Acosto have been arrested and will
be punished according to military law.
Tie-note alluded to has cieated great
excitement, and numerous arrests hae
been made at S.uagossn. Logeoiio. Ril
boa. and sartander. It is ruiiioied that
Ruiz, szurilla has entered Spain on the
The Servian government attributes
the recent reverses to the incapacity of
' Jen. TcheriiTefT The serviansjdeny
the capture of Djunis by the Turks
A Paris (jispatch sas intelligence has
been received that the Turkish consul
and wife at Tiths. Asiatic Russia, has
been assassinated Loudon Titns
dispatch fiom Vienna confirms the
statement that the Porte had iufoimed
Gen. Igiiatieff of a n-adiness tocensent
to a six weeks' armistice if all the
powers wished it Belgrade eor-
lespondenl telegraphs that not only in
Belgrade, but throughout ser la. all
ranks of people would most gladly wel
come peace Spain has decided to
place her navy on a more etlicieiit foot
ing A dispatch from Belgrade says
the Turks captured Bogowischtc a few
days ago. and that fighting was going
on on the slopes of the Delegiade
Between Par.tthan and Delegiade. and
m tic- mountains near sailschar. there
an- 11,000 men, women and children
almost naked and literally starving
A Belgrade dispatch says it is reported
that Gen. Tcheiiayeff has demanded the
resignation of the Servian Minister of
War. The Minister of the Interior
went to Delegiade to endeavor to effect
a reconciliation Madrid dispatch
says Is genetals and lo other persons
connected with polities, have been ar
rested as accomplices in the recent con
spiracy The Spanish Foreign Min
ister proposes the conclusion of an ex
tradition tre.itv with the United States.
A Coin Embedded in a Rock.
People have heard and read
toads having been found embedded in
rock, but now comes another curiosity
to be added to the list. Mr. John Adri
ance. of this city, has a Mexican coin
dated 1710, which was taken from the
center of a piece of rock found in the
bottom of the Rio Grand--. The gen
tleman who sent the coin to this city,
with the particulars in connection with
its discoverv, lives at Laredo, and not
having a specimen of the rock in which
the coin was found, embedded. h:is been
asked by gentlemen connected with the
Historical Society, who are interested
in the matter, to do so, in order that
theories :is to the time the coin found
its way to the bd of the river may be
deduced. The finder of the coin writes
that the rock is very hard and almost
transparent. tfalreston A'..
The editor of a country pajer wrote
one evening: "To-day is the anniver
sary of the death of Louis Philippe.
When the printer's proof came up the
name read "sam Phillips." The editor
wrote on the margin, ""Wh the deuce
is Sam Phillips r" Xexr morning the
article read : "To-day is the anniver
rary of the death of Sam Phillips. Who
the deuce is Sam Phillips?"
"Dees our constant chatter disturb
you ?" .isked one of the three talkative
ladies of a sober-looking fellow-passenger.
""So, ma'am; I've been married
nigh on to thirty years," was the reply.
Com e.ilinetlt .if e.
M.t:. .:.- tr. - .v -, re.,: 1 ,,f
"in-!i S..tv:rig .iein-!sfu!j f-m ca.M
their '-fx Hbilr for lo"? vtr, --r . !.
time, hey wort- th ..tt :m-! t. .f n.-i.
ami pursuM the rougher. I, ,u-!r ..
lions that are ! comin n o?;-t.! 4!,,4f,
ionei t their brother Their story
iiwesfwinly reis like a romance, m
UfU it is usually a romanrt. Wj r.
oni-n more tra;icai, than ant in tktton.
for it h.ts the treniernloiis rt-tdttv of
truth. The K.irl of Allt-rm.uir !inn
icles in his gossipy uttiraphy mr
of these strange histories, of nhich hr
tiad some persifiul kieH bilge. and treats
it, ns .of umiontewl auUmnty. It was
tthib- at Cap- Mown? flfTfSat ll
met a "iH-rsoti whose ecciitr nit u-s at-
tracted uiuveix,tl attention Dr .I.tmn I
Btrry, staff surgM.n U thf g.trnsin.
ar.d the Governor's uichr.d al ier
Lord Charles describel lnm to me ai
the rnst skillful of pbsici;tns aritl the
most wa ward of men lie had latelv
been iii professional atteittlance upon
the Governor, u ho wit soinevt. ii:t fn.
r i i . i , ... . .
CIlHl :-lMlllt lll lie.tlf li - I. ut ti.trom ti...
i . . . ' . . . .
brage at something s;ud or done, he hint
left his patient to prescnU-foi himself.
I had lie. in! ut irineli of :lnu i"ii,ii.,;..c .
vet privibg.,! gentlenmn.that I ha.1 a I ?' hn"la,hl- K'u U'm tm
gieat .uriositv to see ,,. I shortU ! I-,,,Ulh l""1' Wi-i shakiHfr. He
afterwards sal next him at dinner at ( ramp ,nl" U,c' u,,rM ,n ll" f v'.
one of the reigioeutal uh-ss-s. In this j il",,,t SIX ear after Elizabeth carnr
learned pundit I beheld a henrdhfts laii. j bthe .hrotie. and It Uit in that swime
apparently aUuii my own age. with un 1 ar u,t there hiw devcoveret m the
unmistakable scotch tpe of counter!- ount of CumberlaiHl. in the north
ance. leihlish hair, and high cheek Uwiea ! wi-t nnier of England, a mine of the
There was a certain effeminacy in his . '",,tl 4tm purest yraphile that had ever
manner, which he alwais sis-nnsi stnv- 'K'ln seen. 1 h.iej.ut these date t..
ing to conceal. II ls stleof convert t- Wether so that voii will be apt to re
tion was greatly superior to that one memlier them all. when either of them
usually heard at mess-tables m those
das of ni-comptitieexamii,.ttioii.
"A msterv attached to Barr's uhoie
professional career, which eternhil
oer more than half a century Whil
at tin-Cape he fought a duel, and was
consider -d to be of a most jitarrelsnii(
disposition. He was tieipiently guilty
of the most ilagiaul breaches of lise
line, and on more than one occasion
was .sent home iin-Jer arrest ; but.s-ime-how
or other. Ins otleitses Wcrealwavs
coiitloiied at headquarters.
"In Hurt's Annual Army l.ist for the
year lt5.i. the name of .lames B irrv. M.
D.. stands at the head ot the list of In-spector-Gcnerals
of IRspiials. Iu the
Inly of that same ear. the Times one
day announced the death of Dr. Barry ;
and the next day it was ofliciaHv r,.
ported at the Horse Guards that the
Doctor tt as a woman. It is singular
that neither the landlady of her lodging.
nor the black servant who had lived
with her for vears. had the slightest
suspicion of her sex. The late Mrs. Wanl.
daughter of 1 'ol. Tidy, from whom I
had these pal ticulais. told me fuither
that she believed the Doctor to have
been the grand laughter of a scotch
Earl, whose name I do not now give,
as I am unable to substantiate the cor
rectness of my friend's suimise; and
that she adopted 'he iieihr.il piofession
from attachment to an army surgeon
who has not been maiiv vears dead."
A Disgusted Widow.
Captain W has just lenine-d from j
. mi .
tne nann sj.rings. 1 ie-1 aptam is a '
widower. At the springs w;ls a widow I
who ratlier set her cap for the Captain.
I'he girls told him to look 011U and the
Captain replied, well, he was u-ady
sitting out in the jwirtico. one even
ing, the cool bree'e fanning like a ten
cent palm leaf, and thinking of his
laughters far away at school, the
widow moved up clo.se by and opened
"I hear. Captain, you have grown up
"Yes, madam. I have."
"How 1 should like to see their pic
tures." "I will show you a picture of mv
eldest daughter." said the 'aptaiu. hand
ing her one.
Oh. such a sweet face." said the
widow: "and such a fine eye! Isn't she
called like you. Captain?"
I don't know, madame. that she is."
"It's a wonder to inc. Captain W ,
you do not get married."
Well, ma'am. I never think of it; for
the woman I'd have might not have me.
and then, you know, vice-versa."
"Yi'. but what kind of a lady would
suit you v" and the widow looked her
It w;is right here the Captain's won
derful nerve never forsook him. but
setting his eye steadily at the widow's
he hardened his heart and replied:
"Madam, she must be ninety-five year?
old to a second, and worth two hundred
"It is getting so chilly out here I
must go for my shawl." said the widow;
and sbe l.w-,t-l fri;,l ,.. .. --..
tain as she brushed him bv with a loss
of her head. Raleigh Sentinel.
Xew Orleans Bulhtin : Xow that
the air is tinged with a shade of coj1
ness. and the departing swallows give
portend of approaching winter, the
weary dweller sits down to brr.l over
the sari lessons of life, and to cogitate
upon where the new winter suit of
clothes is coming from, ami whether
the old ones can be dved.
John Ryan, the man sentenced to
death for wife murder, at Toronto, on
the lth inst., is a merchant of Peter
boro forty-five years old, and worth
Lend Vj l.
The .ei!-pe!iili. Ai He h
uitkmiwn t4 the juk jrnts. aim! rim t
!'.e lu -J.T' before lht rtiJTJl of "I, !
ii e-en lU--," ft tit Fov?iuh !.tc U r.ili
:;.esr tj.-rji Ebf jHru
With what Urlighu tlim. iuu lh
or.d of trtitaaml writen..f ail &utt
w ?,.i.!e,l tbe lmrnliutt of ttr tbt k
.l j-c.i, a wt Iwtvr it ttxlav' 1
t .il r.'i. kla I. but altlHuijfh the tiupCJ
m- iurt f thm little tnipleturut ta um
eritl! cdlleil M fc lead, there is r
a particle of leatl in iL Thn blrSi
Wie4fi. ite.ft 4JI Umty sitbaUhrp i
nietl raileif ptumttyo. nnl iao.ih
i jjMmt! vf ctirlkja nint lnm. or. as, tht
chemiAfs terw lt, mrmrri qfL-m.
There an seeral varieties of plum
lijii fonnl in the rocks in difler.-nt
parts of the world, some of tthtcii are
nl br one ui, and others fr other
uee. ami it hapK-ns that one of thme
varieties is li:u grairtetl. aft. itnult
free trom KTit. nutl well ntlatol fur
' wntiriff w ith.and thm kind lta ticete
the ii:uoe ot jrajfhtte. froiu tirvt-k
, 'I ' ' " '" ""'
' orils which sijfrnfv trrttinj htm
: . - , .
I S.mef inv re;liT iouttltMB remeiit-
Iter th.a in the lime of tlte-en Ell24tlcth
is merit lone). This substance w.us v,
s.ilid.tnd turn and strong. and freefrtuu
grit or s.mdv p;irticles. that it itmhl he
J awel into itheeLs. and these cuild bi
sit weil again into little uariow tni.
without breaking. These htlle strips
ot graphite being soft, and HmHth. and
l,,-t,k' u"r'' mchwed in toitnd piece of
soft U nhI, gliwied out to receive and
hold them, and thai was the UM-lern
lead-pencil to all intents and purposes.
This mine at Bon oudale. m Cumber
larnl, at once became eiy ceh-bra-tec,
and of com se very valuable. Pen
cils made of Cumberland graphite wen
lobe found all over Luiope. and wen
highly pned very where. The manu
facture of lead-pencils became a erv
important branch of business, and in
order to keep a wholly within the
Imrders of their own countrv, the
English goveinmeut passed laws ju.,
hibiitug tie- exjKirt of graphite to
1 f,,1,-l- Ia'N. Its value wan such that
the average price in Loudon was altoui
Jin a pound, ami the very lin-st ijualitv
sotnet imes reached -f in a jhhiikI. TImjy
took such good care of it that only a
certain quantity, enough to supply the
requirements of the pencil-makers, was
doled out. on the lirst Monday in every
mouth; and moreover, the government
was obliged to keep a military iorce at
the mines, to protect it from bands of
maiauders and robbers, who attempted
to get HsSc.sSiol! of it.
England thic supplied tie- world with
lead-pencils for nearly three hundred
It is true that pencils were
made of an nupun- grajihite m some
,,ti,er parLs of Kurope; but they were ;i
v.n , tenor article coiuiiare! with the
Knghsh. ;md artists and all oth.-rs who
requin-d gid lead-pencils were obliged
to look to Kuglaml tor them.
But there is an end to almost all
good things, and so it proved at last
with the graphite mine of Cumberland.
Its exhaustion w;ts only a question of
tine-, and that time has now passed. It
was clearly forseen th.it some means
must be devised for making the impure
kinds of graphite available for the
m-eds of the world, or the world must
he content to give up the n of black
lead pencils, and at last, as u-ual.
path-nee, perseverance, ingenuity and
exjrf-rience solved lie- problem, pencils
an now m;uh letter adapted for all
uses, blacker or fainter, harder or softer,
than ever could be made of the 1-st
diinlierland Ie;yl by the old im-thf-d.
The mode of treating the plumbago by
which this result is obtained is a French
invention. It consists simply in mix
ing the jMjvvdered and purified plum
lago with njwdered clay, in a certain
mann-r and certain proportions, mois
tening and drying and pressing arid
bilking the in.xss. varying the treatment
according to the different grades 01"
Tle-se different grades are very con
venient, and indeed are required by
artists; but by the old method of mak
ing the Cuml-erland lead-j-encils. these
nice shadings of -ofiness and bl;tckxies,-
criiibl riof li:ive b-eri ohfjiiriei! ., tb:tl
bi.in.oi iri'-eniiirv and care m;iv make
an inferior article answer a baiter pur-j-e-e
than the purest natural product
unaided bv human ski!!. J. IV. Pr-sston,
St. Ji' hobia for Xovrrnter.
Climbing an I'nexplored .Mountain.
Hazard Stevens, in the .November
Atlantic, gives this startling account of
his ascent of Mount Rainier:
Four hundred yards of this progress
brought us to where the rock joined the
overhanging edge of the vast nn or
I snow-field that descended from the dome
of the mountain and was from time to !
time, as pressed forward and down
ward, breaking off in immense masses,
which fell with a noise as of thunder
i:t- tf e jT-ii i-n-T m -ur Wft. Tfc
I ' '.tir
nt U mn &m l
;f!!.1i(4jgtv. Uit ht our tr--
(us ii.j- ji.4 Aft.! by tuttttf atifo
iu the ;cr ttt !mf iifeir X
rrr tr ,e. -t jfee.-' . i'tnt irftt
rk. '! m jk-! :r av up t
! ut !res .u t l
r i n
re cy.ts-e.. 1 ?: " ! tan. tafh
frtu t! e : t.n .-ur r fl.l a I fnn$h
m frnu a it m .:el . trix.e4 IU
hM upn tbrtu Mr . Irump u
hit bt a !! twi-. j, anoMt sltwrl
hi taf? from ht !:aiel Atsoliig
tbr rk thru. ,: ttw ruliT priirt2-ttti
potnt. mr ao-iHtJ dir- tl uj ;t ic.
r',ikwz ?p $m 'jmn
rl4. of ttir'M .
we nwtmi fc MiromiKitt
Up Hi hilj pin ?.. en ! a!T fl a
fothobi I Urr t d r pinurkv
eie aUut X- of tlir-e fw htfti. ami
tutif n ttil' k, aJet t.-l . ioa t"csifeat
It Haa tikf . i triit 1 bop 4,.
il the s trr t.u-r t ptki
afr fioitu: r .u.!-'t r.t4tti. U.
ntde of the tt.- iitui i-n "fion ieaM nai
leaa atrep, atul tl.e ;.-e t rm NttUtllrt
aiul Wore ii-n;.r. x r. whenUia,;
nlx-ut three !,uti.tre. ytU ! fnirl
ltn the 1-lo.wl .e'IU ! ,m fUt Tftk
boltUt. It ttwo bftfotr u ' rt, broMl.
gntl sttfibiiji lib.i.. : f ilaajtllBji;
White. b'l.Oett With I..K Khrt br
rK-kv sutmuit pi ' te! .' Htm iirtr
Afftj-emtinj; dt.i'"i.' ? ta the left.
!we continue! ..,1 t..sit. rt aintt
tea h.Uil arid ,' no unIn ' t. . rtr alhl
Iitchtioraji ii hoi two 1 ut ulihftd
lllto Hr a foot ! le tfll fttb tbe BHM
fatf The whole Jh!1 ..erwl wnih
the lee-w.e .Ite! lien rtlet. ntnl in
tersectrtl by a huniber of eretaatKWt,
whub we croei at narrow phirt3
without itifticultv. About half wo up
the idope. We M'tUterfsf one from
elftbt to twentV feet Wle Mtt ut fft
fottlHl eth. f he tnoat rietMtttiut Vlvkl
eHjeraJl-freeri tUl seen!! Ut tilt fci?
abvsH. tlie reliction f tfe lri(bt M
light froiu it to aitte of iia ynm wo
wail. The upier nwte or wall t ti'
iev.ksrji w.u some twelve feet nlv
the lower, are! in place overhung tt. aa
though the nW field on the lower swlif
ha! !hh!iIv aettle.1 lown it itoren f.4
ThioHing a bight of the roie Hrowttl a
plojecttJIt pinn.tcle. tl the HJtMr MUie.
wo (limited up. h;trel ovx hand, nittt
tloia niTerttsI at ci.sn;. Ve wt'ttww
obbgts! Uttrav-l alowi. Hitb freu't
n-Mt.s. Iu that ran aim sphere. aftr
taking eenty oe eigbtY ate. imv
ble.lth WollH begone. ur II1IUM b pfeW
tiled and str.nriel. and we etertns
all the leiM.ittons of extreme fulrgm.
An ULsLmt's pause, however, w.w hI'
ticient to recover (ttrmgth arnl we wwttki
Fnuiris Pie-ion Blair.
The telegr.iph .Itilflilios the bnill tf
Hon Fr:UM is P R! i r. ,tt bis rsMinro,
silver springs. M.trvl tnd. Or-iot.r Hiin.
lie was Uwi at Abiiitr-ion, Wnhiitjjw
ton count. Virginia. April Ii. 1701.
His father. James Blair, afterward Attorney-General
of Kenturk. r"itvve!
to that State alwiw; the year WO; Uiu
son with gradim-d at Trnnavlriinla
rmvenuty; studied law, bin frm ill
health and weafewMi of" or neyr -gagcI
in ita pr.rtie. He Yltm;er-d.
however. -i.s a private in lh war f
1-1. ami inarche! toward thf Cuuwliiiti
frontier, but wa Utkeri mt-k and left,
behind on the way. H rurj 'nn&l
in Hhtics. was a frieivl to H-nry Clay,
and "upirtel him for tb i'nwxletiry
in 1-1. but seMr.Uel frm hurt aftr
le- gave his ve for John Q. Adam
arwl enteral the Adams aitniriistmiiot.
IIeopposeI the I "nit-I siat en Bank. and
COIlteieled for the nWr of the Sftjtti-H
to tax its branchist. When, in th- first
year of Gen. .LMkeon's rulmiukslnttieii,
the nillliflcation ritov-menl was devel
oped, an arti b- against it. written ly
Mr Blair, in a newsr in Eetiim-kj,
attracted the notice of th' prenntenl
and reaiilt'-l in an invitation to .Mr.
Blair to rernov to WaehrngVm iuhI 1h;
coin the eUtir of a derof-cnUle jiral
l 1m- estaWbiJ'-d there, ("ailer sch
auspices the "lil'tlj'T was coirtrneric-!
111 November. 1 -.ei. Intimate anl con
thlential r-latiori.1 grew up !etween tin: -president
aiMl Ue elier. whieh cjh
liriuM until Gen. J.M-ksrrs dejttli. Mr.
Blair retained the control of the
"llob"" until the aereaelon of Mr. Pilk
V the presidency in Marrh, 1-15. who
requir-! hiw to sell the journal to Mr.
Ritchie, on the ground tlutt the change.
w.l-j n-ces"jtrr U the harmony of the,
derrKrfratic jairty. Mr. Polk afterward
U-s-Might him U reautne j,n tiUn as
editor, hut he declined. ; he did the
offer of the sfKiaiah mutoton for himself
1 ....! .kr.f t.. .l,..I..vk .ft. '. . w... . r....
""' nt""-' o.'e... "n'fluo.rau
for In. -ion M
son. tie retire: to stiver
Spring.-., Montgomery county. Mary
land, where he ho sixwe l.;en succea&
fully engaged in agriculture. In the
presidential election of 1 --, he. with
drew from the democratic ltrly. and
supported Mr. Van Birrerr and the Wil
rnot proviso. After the re;-tl of the
Missouri compromise, he took a promi
nent pari in the organization of the
republican ttrly, and favored the elec
tion of Fremont in ls.j. Mj,Ce thai
time he has taken no active nart. in
1 l.l ltll l,nr rL,rn,,it,1 .. .t T :
' T .'"l""'"7 " - IJ
uwiuuiuix uie retrenion. tie wits tne
father of f'eii. Francis P. i ' lair, now
deceased, of Mbsoun, and also of Mont
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