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What say you tout enough 1 Wal, bit ^ E O ^ R O W E L L k CO., 40 Park Bow, iO., 37 Park Row, |te our only authorized Advertising' Agents in New York. j. G-. & A. N. Childs, Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Napanoch, N . Y. Alpheus Potts, ® ^Attorney at Law and District Attorney, ' Jeffersonville, N. Y. C. T. Curtis, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Callicoon Depot, N. Y. A . C . & T . A . N i v e n , Attorneys and Counselors at Law, M o n ticello, S u ll. Co., N . Y . J. Addison Clements, Auctioneer and Beal Estate Agent, Liberty, N. Y. Why, parson, don’t ye knew me ? my hair ? All white! Turned sudden! Sure ’twan’t no care, nor seare, Done that. No wonder ’tis so, though.; it’s wonderful I’m ’live. Hain’t heem tie trouble? Wal,ye know, onr John \he like to drive The xeauin’ ’chine; an’ be fixed up a leather hood on top, To keep the sun off—for some days it’s fit to make ye drop. Wal, I was a drlvin’ the Losses a spell, an’ a little enohead He seen some houjhs a bangin' down, that moughj; ketch the hood, and he said As how he’d run for’ard on’ lift ’em up, so I could drive under straight. Idruv along, an’never thought nor looked t i l l ’twas too late. I heerd him screech, an’ looked round quick, an’ thar he sot in tho grain, « Yeet cut square off. legs spoutin’ blood, an’ he most mad with pain. ' ■ . • “ Oh, John! Be ye killed?” says I.A “ No,” says ho* “ Jump, daddy, just quick’s ye cab, Au’ bring me the hosses’Mtchin’ straps* an’ two sticks —thar’s a good ole man.” He drawed a strap round 'bout each leg, au' twisted it tight with a stick. So the hleedla’ stopped; an’ then I up an’ carried him home right quick, An’ run for the doctor; an’ doctor says hc’4 a been dead to day. If twarn’t for his pluck, a twistin’ them straps, when his life was bleediu’ away. Yes, I ’ll try to bear it, parson; but his mother’ll lie and dream How her boy.’s two feet was cut right off, when his daddy druv the team. < An’ i t ’s hard to feel that the son I reared, my old age’s ' staff to he, All through the years that’s cornin’ yet, will have lean on me. to Benj. Reynolds, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Parksville, N . Y. E. H, Pinney, Attorney and Special County Judge, Jeffersonville, N. Y. T, F. Bush, Attorney and Counselor at Law, Liberty, N. Y. opposite tlie M. E. Chnrcb, atiaiier S u lliv a n FROM THE OLD WORLD. Our first look at Paris—Tbe Boulevards— Palaces and Ovorehes—Notra Dame— Tbe Palace o£ Justice—E tc., Etc. We took a carriage and drove all over tbe city of Paris to get an idea of its ap pearance, localize the principal places of interest, and also view tbe ruins of the public and private buildings, which were to be seen in every portion of the city. O a r attention was attracted almost im mediately to the admirable manner in which the streets and boulevards are con- | strueted, and are k ept in excellent order, j Traversed day and n ight as they are by ’ thousands o£ vehicles of every style,,. , buRdin light and heavy, they are as smooth and I i a portion of i t had been* b u rnt by the Communists, b u t we managed to get iiit'd the large room, known 6s tlie Court of Appeals. It whs in tliis appartmentthafc Marie Antoinette, and the principal leaders of the Girondists were tried and condemned. Leaving the hall we walked with some difficulty through the ruins of the Palace to the door leading to the Sainte Chupelle, which is a por tion of the Palace oi Justice and is used as a chapel by tbe municipal government of the city. Ifc is one of the most ancient structures in Pari?, and has been erected over six hundred years. The building is two stories high.and 5s Said to l)e the finest specimen of Gothic ar chitecture in the Country. In the lower story, tbe pavement is one mass of tomb stones, b u t the feet of many generations have nearly obliterated then&mespf those they were intended\ to commemorate. By a circular staircase la tbe interior of one ot the towefs, we ascend ed to the second floor which is tbe chapel'proper. There are about a dozen elegant stained glass windows, and one splendid Bose window in the room, and the floor is covered with mosaic tiles in various p a t terns. The ceiling is covered with gild ing and frescoed in tbe most brilliant colors. On the pillars that surround the room are statues of tho twelve apostles, that have a very antique appearance. On one side of the ehapel, is a small room in which the kings and queens heard masl> without mixing with the common people. One of the most interesting places in Paris is the Oonciergerie. which was the prison of Marie Antoinette’* and many hundred royalists' during the Fiencb revolution. I t could be said of all those who were sent to fehiis prison, “ who enters hero, leaves hope behind,” as they rarely ever left ifc, except to be guillo tined. After Marie Antoinette was brought from tbe Temple she was con fined here for two months, and then was led forth to h er execution. Besides the Queen, there was also confined here Ban ton, Robespierre, Bailly the Mayor of Paris, and Madame Boland, whose saying, “Oh, Liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name !” has be come historical. The Sacristy of the chapel was the room occupied by Marie during her imprisonment. We spent one forenoon wandering through the_ very interesting collectien of curiosities in tbe Hotel Oluny. I t is a singular look -— gabled and sur- Aii Afrftai lug Tragedy. George H. Brew and Henry O. Smith went out into the Pox Hunters’ Water man ’Woods, or Snake Dens, about eight miles west of Olneyville, R. I., to chop wood. Tbe men did not return that night, and were searched for on the suc ceeding day, b u t without success. About 5 P. M;« the next day they were;fotracl lying dead under an imMeuse ro<2k, esti m ated'to weigh over four tons, which had fallen upon and crushed them both. They were both seen at work in the woods on-the .first ddy,^iid from looks had eaten tbe dinners they-oarriod, with ascertained, tbey had b u ilt g'fire against «n overhanging rock near \by*to warm themselves bBl’ore going bolhe, as i t was tt faWj cold day. This rook was rent by a seam, aiyj the heat of the fire expanded ih»ffii.rfion of i t nearest the two men, and itbeeame detached and fell over them as they sat by the fire, probably without the least warning notice. Smith was instantly killed, his head and body be?ng crushed directly under the' rock. Brew was caught by one leg, which was terribly mangled, and his scalp nearly tom from his head, b u t was n o t instantly killed. Though one hand was useless, with the other he had cut the boot and stock ing from Ms right foot, and tore the mangled limb from beneath the rock, but tbe weight of the reck remained on WHOLE NO. 248. 1 1 ' I 5. 1 ,..ifr TIiS Pioneer’s Cat# tn a deserted cabin three boys Whtf were hunting in Maine had killed a cat they supposed to he wild, overnight, and tbeir meeting with the owner the next day called out an apology for having made free with his provisions, and the following pathetic story of the cat. “ Oh! sieh things are all well enough.” began the unknown in a strange, creaky, husky Voice (as if his whole vocal ma chinery was nlsty from long disuse, and needed oiling).—“ sick things is all well anougli, an’ to be expected in a eoontry like this. An.’ I wouldn’t a eared, au’ ye mout ha’ took everything ’ere, an’ wel come, ef—only—ye—hakn’t a—keeled— Beelly,” with a gesture so solemn that we were appalled. “ Killed Billy !” exclaimed Baed in horror. . “ E f—only—ye—h a d n ’t a—lceelled— Beelly,” repeated the singular being, pointing reproachfully to the carcass of tbs wild-eat, hanging from the hook. “ Is that Billy?” inquired Wade, while we all strove hard to keep down a grin at this unexpected up-shat of our oatrhunt. “ That ’ar,” continued the old man, very sorrowfully too,—“ that ’ar war— Beelly—wunst J” “ By Jude 1*’ exclaimed Wash, turning round to me to keep hia countenance shaded, “ if we haven’t been and gone and killed the old man’s c at.” Baed, meanwhile, was trying to explain «* *•. • Piracy a*. Bombay# A young Silesian sailor on board the. Bremen Bark Coriolan gives the follow ing account! MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. ' We raised the Snsbor and left the Bombay harbor with a moderate^breeze blowing. Our passage over the nineteen Amenia Cxiion^R.' Y. ‘ W • County every tw o months, C h a s . B a r n u m , School Commissioner, Monticello, N . Y. W ill he at th e . M ansion House Saturday. every Y. Hofer, Licensed Auctioneer, Jeffersonville, N. Y. Aganf for A g r i c u l t u r a l I n s u r a n c e Co., of W a tertow n , N. Y. \Wm. Brand, Physician and Surgeon, Jeffersonville, Sail. Co., N . Y. A g e n e ral assortm ent o f D rugs a n d Medi cines k e p t constantly on h a n d . COCHECTON, ’ N- Y . D E W I T T K N A P P , Proprietor. as clean as a Fifth avenue sidewalk. If there is one thing in Paris that I wish could ue introduced into New York, i t is the system of paving the Walks and streets. The principal promenade . Paris is the Boulevards, which under the different names of Madeleine, Gapu- oines, It&liens and others, extends from the Cburpb of the Madeleine to the Place de la Bastile. Here we saw few signs of destruction, with the exception of the marks of bullets on the front of the buildings, until we reached the Porte St. Martin, where we saw the ruins of the theatre of the same name. But, in every other part of the city on either si<J*8 of the Seine, we saw ruin and desc- laffcion on every hand. \We drove through th e Rue de la Paix, past the Column of Yeudoine, of which all that was left the marble 'pedestal on which was mar me peaestai on which same condition as when they were ex it had stood, aud from there through the hibited three hundred years ago hy the T?,11A T?? T7/-VW „ . A i r _ A -» ■ » - • ~ - * - - — mounted hy innumerable chimneys and turrets, and surmounted by a wall about twenty feet high, through which we pass ed by a small door, and on showing our passports, were direcled to au ante chamber, where we were told to wait a few moments for the door to be opened to the building, which would be a t 10 A. M. The courtyard was filled with soldiers, who were busy cleaning their guns and accoutrements and gefctiog ready for the business of the day. They are mostly undersized men, and although full ol life and vivacity do n o t begin to have anything like the physique of the German troops. They looked like men who would go into a figbt with a rush but if repulsed would not be apt to stay.” I judged if their first dash was not successful, they would become greatly demoralized and begin to weaken a t once. The rooms in which the cariosities are on exhibition, are in tlrfe same condition as when they were his body, pressing out hi3 life, while its i t assuring him that it was a mistake, heated surface must have literally roast- one we deeply regretted. The old i.:_ f l- i. tt.-i . i. • - • - - • '•* man heard him m grieved silence. “ I thought like enough that mout ’a’ ben the way on’t,” he replied, after Baed had said everything of a pacifying na ture he could think of. “ I thought like anough that mout ’a’ ben the way.on’t,” he repeated, several times. “ ’Twas nartral anougb, him bein’g a bob cat, so. But, oh !” (in a deep bass whine like a camel’s,) “ to come ’ere—arfcer bein’g gone almost a fotnifc—an’ see Beely hung np thar” (pointing to the hook)—“ dade—dade— dade—da-a-de I” The old man was tenderly lifting the carcass from the hook. We could do no thing, save look on in chagrin and won dering pity. The animals legs had al ready been stiffened, and the eyes were glazed and hideous ; but he gathered it up as if i t had been a child, and, sitting down in the doorway, rested the big cat head on his roagh sleeve. j “ I t ’s three year age, goin, on,” he continued, stroking ba ct the.stiff wiry whiskers beneath the cr e. tures nostrils, since I fust picked him up out in the ed his flesh. He bore this torture until, realizing his helpless situation, with out iiope of relief, he took the axe by its head and deliberately cat the great ar tery in the side of his neck with its sharpe edge, and thus bled himself to death in a few minutes. The prints of his bloody fingers were dr.ed on the axe when it was found. Smith was recently employed in Bos ton as a jeweller, b u t was b u rnt out by the late fire. He was 25 years old. Drew was 35 years old, aud was expecting his wife and chiid to arrive soon. Both were natives of New Hampshire. Th* Cuttle Fish. 0 . . ______ ___ V U g U Vi.i V Rue Rivoli and p ast the desolate looking ruins of the Tuileries. We noticed on the doorways of the palace and after wards on that of all the buildings, including other public the churches and Cardinal de Lorraine, and are among the most interesting portion of the things to be seen. The following interesting extract from the catalogue of the museum will give s good idea of the various ar- w - - q t —-w «uu*vui^u uuu m il Jjiro «• g ' the prison of La Roquette, the legend, tides that are there on exhibition. ,lLiberte, Eyalite, F m ie r n ite but on the “ Here is i 3 — ~ L. ______ i ■* ■ ' — - Boarding by the ances furnished. day or w e ek. Convey. Aug. G routen, Proprietor. Boarding by th e day o r w e ek. A g e n t for th e Old K en tucky B o u rbon and Rye W h is k ies, w h ich will he sold cheap for cash a t w h o lesale or retail. M ONTICELLO, SULLIVA N CO., N. Y. SQL. W . B O Y C E , Proprietor, Conveyance free to a l l trains on the M. & P . J . R. R., a n d good livery attached to 'house. Jeffersonville House, JEFFERSONVILLE, N. Y. -■••••WIVHVJ P>4UU UU last named building we thought i t out of place. The Louvre, fortunately, had not been destroyed and we were informed that the paintings were y et in the build ing and would be open for exhibition in a few days. The Palais Royal, which was close to the Louvre had been parti ally destroyed and. workmen were busy removing the debris. In driving through the Rue St. Honore, our driver pointed out to us the Church of St, Rocb. The exterior was quite plain, but the interior is handsomely irescoed and contains many beautiful paintings, considered, ifc is the most interesting church |n Paris. The corner stone of the building was laid by Anne of Austria and her son Louis XIV. Prom this church Marie Antoinette was led to her execution on her way from the concier- gathered the richest collec tion of objects, relating to the early his tory of Prance in existence. Here are sculptures, reliefs, altars, and from the old' churches and palaces; paintings so old and faded that many of them are almost indistinct; beautiful oratories, reading desks, rose windows, manuscripts, the crowns of Gothic Kings, and the eroziers of’ Saints. Here are weapons and armor of the ancient Gauls, aud articles of domestic use of tbat age. Here are banners and pennons that flap ped in the h o t winds, of the Holy Land, Historically I and swords and lances that made many x \ an infidel bite the dust. The collection of ancient armor is particularly rich and interesting. You will find specimens of every description here, from the rude weapons of the Gauls down to the com plete adoption of gunpowder. There- gerie to the Place de fa Concorde. There ligious relics are numerous and very in- it was IJaat Bonaparte fired on the mob, teresting. The tapestries and hangings fl I, — » i.1- — 1 » * 1 — - 1 JOH N C. E G L E R , G EO RGE EG L E R . Proprietors. §3gT Boarding by the D a y or W e e k . jSFffl CALLICOON D E P O T , N .Y . Convenient to th e Troufifishing Stream s, W i l l o w l m o c and B e a v e b k i l l . Conveyances furnished to all p a r ts of th e country. Z. MINARD, Proprietor. L iberty , S ullivan C o ., 2ST. Y . Cr. M . H a v e y , P r o p ’r , 1 Boarding hy th e day or week. T h e Bar supplied a t a ll tim e s w ith th e best of Li- qnors and Cigars. A O* DUTCHsfc’iS F L Y LlC H T N i N c I L L E R i AND > 0 X 1 * Tiy^h«| J S H 0 T !.3P B U G S , •l**p In _ _ w u vaav during the Directory, and here it was that the people made a stand against the troope of Charles the Tenth. The sing ing In this church has always been sn- pevior to that of any other in the city, We afterwards drove to the Bourse, the stock exchange of the city, a fine looking building, resembling the Made leine, situated in the middle of the Place de la Bourse. Unfortunately it was not open, and would not be for an hour, and not feeling as if we could waste so much valuable time, postponed our visit to tbe Interior until another time. The other buildings that we saw in ruins besides those previously mentioned, were the Hotel de Ville; Grenier d ’Abondance,an immense edifice hear the Place de la Bas tile; Palais de Justice; Les Gobelins, famous for its tapestry; the Palace of the Legion o f Honor; the Theatres Lyrique a nr? I - ■u - ji - ~ —• • on which tbe dames of old toiled so pa tiently, are in an excellent state of pj-e- servation and very numerous. Some of the ecclesiastical robes are gorgeous.” S. M. T he I ndians .—General P h il Sheridan says : “ I fully endorse the efforts now being made to civilize and christianize the wild Indians, and think that the res ervation system, and the policy of the government towards the wild tribes is the most liberal and humane that has ever been adopted by any governments toward savage people, and, so far as the military is concerned, every effort will be made to carry out its intentions. The principal error that I discover is that while efforts are being made to teach the Indian what is right, sufficient impor- In the Indian seas, well authenticated instances have occurred of divers being entangled in the serpent-like arms of the cuttle fish, and destroyed hy their strong p arrot like beak. There is noth ing absolutely incredible in the state ment that a cuttle, lately taken in Bon- avista harbor, measured thirty feet be tween the extremities of its extended tentacles; though, of course, the meas urement may have been inaccurate. These tentacles are of great length, eight in number, and every one of them car ries 120 pair of sucking disks. Fancy this thirty-feet monster clasping a “hu man” in its cold, slimy embrace! The moment the tentacles touch the flesh of the victim, with' the speed of, lightning the fleshy piston is withdrawn, a vacuum is created, and the edges of the disk are pressed against the surface with a for*) all the struggles of the unfortunate p ris oner could not overcome. These suck ing disks act on the principle of a cup- degrees, which separates Bombay from yearly by muskrats, the line lasted one and a balf months, as for weeks we had the most tedious calms. We kept about one degree from the coast, and had reached the tenth degree of latitude, when one night, our atten tion was attracted by three ‘dschunken. which looked somewhat suspicions. The captain at once took them for pirates As, however, there was a steady breeze blowing, we hoped to effect *ur escape. Unfortunately in the morning the wind died away, but of the three boats only one remained within sight, which, how ever, gradually crept up to us, as we could see through our glass it was moved by long oar a. It then became apparent that a fight would be unavoidable/and the captain made at onoe ihe necessary preparations for it. “ As we had come by the way of Mon tevideo to Bombay, we had no cannon, not even a single gun on board, they captain’s small six barrelled revolver be ing the only thing in the shape of arms we possessed. As we numbered, all hands told, only eighteen, and each of the enemy’s boats contained about four times as many, our prospects were very gloomy indeed, So far we could only see one boat, the other two being out of sight. It was about two o’clock p. m . when the first boat came within shooting distance, and kept astern of us evidently waiting for the two other boats to come up. They had not long to wait, for through the glass we could see that one was coming up in front of us and the other two from the starboard side. The one that had kept astern now opened fire upon us, which, however, did us no harm, except that our sompass box was damaged, and a few shots went into the West Virginia gave Grant 2,790 ma jority. A suburb of Detroit is known as “ Kentucky, J r.” The Erie Canal is damaged $50,000 .woods. Nothing but a little keetten then; ’adn’t gut his eyes open; g u t los away from the old ’un, I s’pose. I pick ed him up, and fotched ’im in ’ere Drefful hungry the little fellar were. ] fed ’im on bits o’ m e a t; and then he toddled along, and poked his iifctlo wet nose inter my ’and, jess as 'ow he wanted to b u s s . I s’pose he did “ I make no doubt he spit an’ snarled at you, being strangers s o ; an’ I make no doubt he took at y er d o g : an’ that’s about the quarest-looking dog I ever set my eye ou ; looks as ’ow held ben skulp- ed all over. But ef ifc ’ad ben me ping-glass, each having a fleshy or car- come instead of you, then you’d oughter tilaginou8 ring across which a disk of seen ’im tare round an’ purred an’ rubbed muscular membrane is stretched, with a agin’ my laigs, an’ ’opped np onter my circular aperture in the centre. A cone- shoulders, an’ sharpened his nails in my shaped mass of flesh fills this aperture trousis-knees ” like a piston, and when drawn hack, at To get an idea of the miserable pathos the will of the animal, adhesion is so of the scene, the reader would need to firm that it is easier to tear away the have seen the unkempt old man sitting substance of the limb than release it 11ere, from its attachment. I t makes one shud der to think of the eight huge arms of this Bonavista monster enfolding some unhappy mortal, and then as he vainly writhed in its clammy grasp, the horny bill, strong as the beak of an eagle, would rend the flesh, its large cruel eyes glar ing a t him andparalyzing him with ter ror. I t is very well that they have man aged to dispatch this fellow in Bonavis ta. There is one horrible monster less in creation. Dresses for a Bridal Party. An. “ opening” by gas-light was late ly given in New York to display dresses appropriate for a bridal party to wear a t an evening wedding, The superb dress n ii. 7 * 7 '■ ~ - - *. - ------- o th sprawling as h e did, stroking that carcass, with tears standing in his eyes, and now and then trickling down his leathery and not over clean face. “ He’d ketcbed fatties too (hares), an’ squirrels; an’ wunst he fotchcd in a ‘ saple.’ A saple, mind ye, ’s no slimpsy critter to ketch. An’ nights he’ stretch ’imself out jess like a man on the hay, side o’ me ; an’ I de s’pose that his p u r rin’, when ho was goin’ ter sleep, was about the sweetest mewsic I ’ll evef hear. Meny an’ meny’s the night he’s purred me to sieep. An' now—^oot little Beelly (fondling the body), younav.er’ll purr no more,—you naverTl—parr —no—more !” A Well Kept Secret. Says the Springfield, Mass.. Republican , ’or the bride was o f sheeny white satin, jBrattleboro tells rather a flighty story of ^ ‘ 1 ” and scalloped flounces of a well kept secret. The story goes that and Porte St.! M artini be“sTd7s7rivate 1 ta^ ° f .has notbeG?- Sivento -^ 1 ----. 1 I w hat is wrong. I very much fear that the course pursued towards the iyild In dian does not cause him to fully realize from his own standpoint that he is«doing wrong when he commits murders and , - - « --------------------- 7 w b u i l d i n g s w i t h o u t n u m b e r , One morning was devoted to the church of Notre Dame, the Palais of Jastice, in which is situated “The Sainted Chapelle,” and the Oonciergerie. * The • _«•*■» v-a tv « * * • „ *. / r VTIL J-“ c other depredations, aud*if some wise sye- ° }? Cathedral is really grand; ^ 0£ punishment could be arranged r / l f . T ° / .1 . W t and iMriBd out which would have the f5 ^ ! L ° l ? ™ ? ,? L thatT,TPPK1'-,v e r “ ‘ effect of controlling him in this respect , , i1*'eet*'0 - The bmldmg is „ mucii sooner terminate the In- S f S f I f ~ lfng • faOhWec »“ frontier.” built m the shape ot a juatm eros«. On each side of the nave are side chapels, in - ii - a O a t In h a lin g S tr y c h n in e . — An Albany cat, desirous of emulating that Portland cat which killed a baby by suck ing its breath, tried the same experiment on a drunkard whom he found lying in sensible on the street. When the re- utcu owiiaea giass windows m the church, cumbent Bacchanalian revived, he found and as the sun shone through them, the a dead cat lying on his shirt bosom, _ DP- ,-L ^ . . ------- **- * j *«• nearly all of which we saw men and wo man in the attitude of prayer. The altar is a beautiful piece of work and magifi- cently decorated. I t is of pure white marble, covered with religious subjects in bas-relief. There are over one h u n dred stained glass windows in the church, with a tablier satin, tulle pleatings, and orange gar- ,nds. The half-low basque h a t short, puffed sleeves, with a rich garniture of point lace and orange flowers. The price was $500. The bride-maid s’ dresses were of the white Chambery gauze that is now preferred above tulle for such occa sions. The skirts were flounced very high, and had wide sashes of blue faille so elaborately folded and draped that they were as effective as upper skirts. The half-low basques had Grecian ber thas. These robes cost $125 each. The dress in which the stately mother ’of the bride was to accompany her daughter te church was of pearl gray faille, with a flounce and over-skirt of fine Chantilly lace; price $1,000. Grandmamma's love - y dress ’was of rich black 6ilk, trimmed with black guipure lace over white lace. High, plain basque and coat sleeves, trimmed- with lace and passementerie. Among the guests’ dresses were many of the lovely opal-tinted failles, trimmed with lace flounces and flower garlands. Tea-joses with embrowned foliage seem to be the flowers most used; they are seen on pale blue, green, pink, and the creamy Ophelia silks. Point applique and Valenciennes lace flounces are in great favor. A dress in Spanish taste for'a brunette was of maize-colored silk, with cherry facings and black lace on the flounces. Tasteful aud inexpensive dresses were of white tarlatan, with puffs, flounces, sash, and Grecian bertha of some stylish color, such as violet, Nile green, or rose p in k : price $35. story goes a boy way back in 1811 made a kite and attached a paper lantern to it, into which he put a candle, and arranged it so that when the candle had burned out ifc would explode some powder which was in the bottom of the lantern. He kept tbe se cret entirely to himself, and waited for a suitable night in’which to raise bis kite. The boy got his kite into the air without being discovered, for it was so dark that nothing bnt tbe colored lantern was visi ble. It went dancing abont in the air wildly, attracting much notice, and was looked upon by ignorant people as some supernatural omen. The evil spirit, as many supposed it to be, went bobbing aroutid for about 20 minutes and then ex ploded, blowing the lantern to pieces. Next morning all was wonder and excite ment, and this lad, who,had carefully taken in his kite and hidden it after the explosion without being found out, had his own fun out of the matter. The peo ple of Brattleboro never bad any erplana- of the mystery until nearly sixty years afterward, when the boy, who had become quite An old gentleman, published the story in a Brattleborro newspaper, rigging. . “ In the meantime the boat coming nearer aud nearer, the captain had order ed the deck to be be covered with boiled tar, and while this remained liquid we had studded it with broken glass. Of course we had then to put on boots our selves to avoid having our feet cut. What the captain foresaw happened, for when,after the first boat had come along side, the pirates boarded the ship, ery- came rushing j in g * A llah, A llah !’ and A woman sentenced to the workhouse in Chicago a few days ago was let off because there were no horses to take her there. A correspondent wants to know wheth er “ civil service rules ” mean that civil clerks are always to be employed in p u b lic offices. An enthusiastic Nebraska editor says: “ Nine months of the year in Nebraska is summer, and the rest is mighty late in ’the spring. Harvard University has already re ce iv e d o n e - t h ird o f th e c o n t r ib u t io n needed to make np her losses by the Boston fire. The beat sugar industry of Germany and France is prosperous this year, and in both countries the production has largely increased. Nine bodies have been recovered from the ruins of the Boston fire, and five of them identified. Nineteen bodies, sup posed to be buried in the ruins, are still missing. According to the South Pacific Times, a French lady was turned out of the Ca thedral of Lima because she came to hear mass with a fashionable bonnet on her head. The Town Couneil of Dowington, Pa., desiring to attract manufacturers there, have resolved to exempt the real estate of all new factories from local taxation for three years. The election for President and Vice President of the Swiss Confederation for the year 1873 has resulted in the choice of M. Ceresole for the former office and Dr. Schenk for the latter. The colored fiehus of crepe de chine, trimmed with fringe, are still fashion able, b u t they should always be selected so as to correspond with the color of the dress with which they are to-be worn. A man once called on President Lin coln. He had shaken hands with him, observing, “ Don’t be scared, Mr. Lin coln, I don’t want an office.” “ Is that ’ asked the President; “ then give us another shake.\ effect was very fine. We were anxious to visit the Sacristy in which are kept the treasures of the church, which are said to be of great value and historically interesting, b u t the sacristan who had the key to the door of with all the marks of strychnine poison ing. -It was demonstrated in Eng-.1 Sheep.—xii was demonstrated in Ruff r ,^ a x,-. . qHr well, that all w - ---- *----------•*«*<.'> , uo vumuugmj It should be made ^ -------------- capable of maintaining 1,000 sheep one two or three hours before needed on the it, could n o t be found, so we had no op- year, would, by being thus appropriated,! table. Anch*vies, olives or any pickles UOl’tumtv Of SAAlncr ih 4-.ha t an* „ / . . 7 , „ o _ C h a r l o t t e Russe.—Take about eigh teen Savoy biscuits, brush the1 edges of them with white of egg (care must he taken not to put too much egg upon them, or they will stick to the mould), and line a plain mould with them, ar ranging them in a star-like shape a t the bottom, and in an u p right position round the side. Place them closely together, so that the egg connects them firmly: POTATO S a lad .—Any one who has Then p u t in the oven for about five min- eatenpototo salad at a Parisian hotel utes, just to dry the egg. Now whisk to will be glad to try i t after he gets home, a stiff froth three-qrfarters of a pint of The following is a good formula for the cream with a tablespoonful .of pounded simple b u t delicious preparation: Cut sugar, h alf ounce melted isinglass and ten or twelve cold boiled potatoes into any flavoring that may be preferred : a slices from a quarter to half an inch tablespoonful of liquor of any kind o r a thick; put into a salad bowl with four wine-glassful of wine will be sufficient, tablespoonfuls of tarragon or plain vine- Fill the mould with it, and cover i t with gar, six tablespoonfuls of best salad oil, a slice of. sponge-cake cut to the shape of one teaspoonful of minced parsley, pep- the mould. _Place it in ice until ready portunity of seeing ifc. di’al we went to the P j I l which it was h u t a fe From the eathe- daee of Justice, moments walk, j v v ---- ----- —X ' f \\P”* . . maintain 1,365 sheep the n ext year. The same is true of other stook, though in a , smaller degree. may be added to this salad, as alio bits of cold beef, chicken or turkey, if desir e d ; but i t is excellent without these. I ice for table. Great care must be observed in turning i t *ut that the cream does not burst the oase. toward us, they broke down as they had their feet lacerated b y the glass. When the captain looked over the side to see how many might be in the boat, quite a shower of spears went over our heads. Ten of us, among wbom I wa hatchets, while the others had hand axes; we had divided our force—one half forward, the other amidships. In the next moment we were right among them, and the most horrid butchery be gan. In the meantime the second boat had come near and placed itself under our bow; from the cries we heard we knew that there also a hand-to- hand fight had commenced with our men Of our division only four were left standing, and of the one fighting for ward only six—all, however, more or less dangerously wounded. I was suf fering from a spear wound in the left shoulder. “ Slowly, and fighting every inch of ground, we withdrew toward t e stern, where we made barricades of > rc boats, while the Malays cut off the heads of the dead, tied them together by the hair and hung them over their shoulders. The captain was sending shot after shot into the crowd. YUe were well nigh despair ing, for what would become of us when the third boat would arrive ? Then when the cloud of smoke was driven away by a sudden gust of wind, we were delighted to see a steamer coming up, which a moment afterwards opened fire upon the third boat, which sunk after a few shots. The pirates jumped into the water and tried to save themselves by swimming; but we saw that the boats from the steamer were lowered and began a chase after fchern, while the steamer it self came on full speed toward us. As soon as we saw this we picked up cour age- agaiD, and. with a thundering hur rah, we threw ourselves once more upon the pirates, who still remained on board, and cut down whoever came in our way. then received au other wound in my right arm. The steamer, (which turned out to be an English gunboat carrying six guns) had overrun the boat lying um der our bow, the same having been left unguarded, and then went alongside the other one, the occupants of which were also mostly on board of our ship. The few that were left in charge tried to row off with the boat, but a few well-aimed shots from the steamer soon despatched them. “ The surgeon from the steamer at tended to our wounds, and all of us, with the exception o fthe captain.were woupd ed, and ten dead—among the latter the first mate. After we had rested a little we threw the dead bodies of the pirates overboard. The prisoners were all con demned -by a court-martial to be hanged, and the crew of the steamer made the necessary preparations to carry out the sentence. Ropes were attached to the yards of the steamer and our ship, the nooses put around the necks of the prisoners—one pull, and ten bodies were hanging high in the air. Onr captain engaged t velve sailors from the steam© as we were all disabled, aud at about 6 o’clock, a breeze springing up, we left the battle spot behind. The steamer kept near us during tbe first night, and “ Where was the fire ?” said a lady to her male companion, who had rushed out of the opera house the moment the curtain, fell on the first act. “ I t was a false alarm,” said he, chewing coffee and cloves vigorously. On the evening of Nov. 5th, two new planets were discovered a t the Paris’Ob- servatory. The first, discovered by M. Paul Henry, about 9 o’clock, is of the 11th magnitude; th* second, discovered by M. Prosper Henry, is in magnitude 11.5. The Surgeon-General’s report shows that while one white soldier in five cost-a- the country a doctor’s bill every single colored man in the service does; and while one white man oftt of sixty-five dies the mortality among the blacks is one in fifty-five. A young man engaged in making him self attractive to a young lady was ta ken with a violent fit of coughing, and brought up two marbles he had swallow ed when a boy. The young, lady disr missed him. She said she didn’t want to marry a stone quarry. It is’ a very cute thing to pinch some body on the back of the leg, and accom pany the movement with a yelp in imi tation of a dog. A lank individual tried the trick on a three-hundred-pound friend and the corpulent person lost his presence of mind and fell baek on his tormentor. A man at Tippecanoe, Iowa, was re cently drawn into a sorghum mill and had one arm crushed to the shoulder. His wife saved him by backing the horse and then fainted away. With great en durance he carried her to the house on his uninjured arm, and restored her to consciousness, when she went for a sur geon. The Indians are allowed free rides on all the freight trains near their homes on the Central Pacific Road, the privi lege being granted to secure’ their good will. They consider themselves to he the only persons entitled to “dead-head” rides, and keep a sharp watch for white men who may be trying to evade the payment of fare. A Kansas man was “ set back,” .the other day, by a couple of squaws enter ing his house whom he had forgotten he had married a few years ago on the plains. What cheers him up is the fact that a Kansas court has decided that when a white man marries a squaw after the Indian fashion, the same is legal and binding upon the husband. The Commissioner of Internal Rev enue of the United States estimates the a receipts of internal taxation for the year ending with June next at $103,000,00(5, of which $33,009,000 will be derived from tobacco, $51,000,000 from spirits, $9,000,000 from fermented liquors, $8,- 000,000 from matches and bankers’ cheeks, and the rest from miscellaneous sources. The German Minister in Washington has received information to the effect that owing to the disturbed and threat ening condition of France, and to pre vent the hegiia of arms-bearing men fnom Germany, strict orders have been i A V left us only after providing us with arms given to the owners of all vessels leaving and ammunition,’ and kindly giving up her surgeen to us. The next morning we buried onr dead, viz., tbe first mate, the first carpenter seven sailors, and one boy. I remained disabled for abont eight weeks, as the spear had gone elear through my shoulder. Eight of the bodies of our comrades were without heads, which some of the pirates had most likely taken with them when they jumped overboard. However they can hardly have got far with them, as the boats of the steamer and also so u k sharks followed the swimmers and finish ed them off rapidly. The bodies of the pirates were horrid to look at, as most of them had their skulls broken.5' A novel yet simple bo destroy an unpleasant echo in. the new The new Mayor of New Orleans, Mr.j Alfred Wiltz, is b u t twenty-six years of •I** device has served pleasa court house a t Bloomington, 111. Throe or four small wires were stretched across the room a t a proper height. The theo ry is that the wires break the sound wave# and prevent reverberation. German ports to immediately raise their rates of charges to emigrants to all for eign ports. A n ingenious man in Philadelphia has found a new use' for an artificial leg. He worked in a pipe factory, and was in the habit of filling his porcelain limb each day with a choice assortment of meerschaums, which he disposed of on his own account. When discovered he had made about $800 by thi3 illegiti mate traffic. In this way he was walk ing off with a goodly share of the profits of the establishment. This is a Scotch way of popping the question. Jean, the maid of all work in a Galloway farm kitchen, is making the “ p o m teh,’’ when Jock, the manservant, enters, and. throwing himself wearily on the bench, the foll«wing colloquy en sues : “ J e a n !” “ Week Jock.” “ I think I’ll marry ye,. Jean.” “ Man, Jock,” re plies the damsel, “ I wud be muokls obliged to ye if ye would I” and thus tbs bargain is ended.