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   Postville Review (Newspaper) - September 9, 1874, Postville, Iowa                                THEPOSTVRLI REVIEW PUBLISHED EVERY WEDNESDAY AT Postrillc, Allamakee County, Iowa, BV F. M.  McCORMACK.  EDITOR AND FKOPRIETOB. Term*  - S. Glenpenxikg, of the Prospect Presbyterian Chureh, Jersey City, was Hued by the Poormaster to compel him to maintain the child of the late Mies Ponieroy. The coureel for the prosecution endeavored to have the statement of 3Iiss Pomeroy, made just before her death, admitted as evidence, and failing with that withdrew the complaint. Glendenning is to be proceeded against on charges of seduction and b' each of promise. The annual festival of the Bavarians of New York city convened the 30th nit., continuing three days. Members of the societies we're clad in costumes of their native places. Simon Wm*im>, of Boston, the well-known dealer in chronometers and watches, died re-ceutly, aged 80 years. He graduated at West Point in 1815, and after one year's service as Third Lieutenant resign ed. The Patereon (N. J.) Guardian says tha' 859 men..aro industriously engaged at the Grant Locomotive Works, upon the speedy aijd thorough execution of the order of a ltus-siau railroad company for the construction of the fifty-five locomotives thoy now have under contract. The West. CcsTEit's expedition has returned to Bismarck, hating marched about one thousand miles. The command is iu splendid condition- A mas named Gardner, while walking on the railroad track near Hcnryville, Ind.. on the night of the 29th alt., was attacked by three men, who robbed him of $5, and tied him to the rails with a rope, leaving him iu that condition. Before he could untie himself a passing train severed a leg from his body and otherwise injured him so severely that death ensued. The Eureka hair works at Ssu Francisco, were "burned on'thc 30th ult.  Loss, r20.000. Gen. John F. SIilleu having declined the appointment to bo Maj. Gen. of the California militia, Maj. Dovitt C. Thompson, who com-vmanded a California battalion in the wai, and is caBhicr of the National Gold Bank at San i Francisco, has accepted the appointment.        ! Mes. Mabqaret Talmas, of Saginaw, Mich. �ged 114 years, died Aug. 26th. She was of Trench descent, and came to Saginaw from Canada three years ago. She preserved her mental faculties to a remarkable degree tip to the day of her death. The South. ) Ex-G ,* its tain1 the? demand.  Thore are reasons for ' Believing'that the appeal will not be received ith a lavorable response. The new administration journal to be started m Now York, declines to go into the asso-; . ciatedjpresa, which it could only do by -purchasing the* Express for $225,000.  The proprietors think they can hi vest the .money.bex-"jt in fcufldiig*tr^ & news-gathering of their 'w*n'ont*ide;of the press association. The new United States statutes, now in pro-** cess of revision, will not bo ready for distribu lion till after December 1. -1. "f*T-'---- . Foreign. Enoi^anu.-Government is- pressing upon Spain a settlement of the Virgunius affair, and the Spanish minister of foreign affairs, agrees IhtThi&iiimty shall "be settled immediately under certain reservation*. Cciia.-A Spanish column numbering 2.000 men fell into an amkuncade at Igvata.and wore cut to pieces or captured by the Cubans.- The Cuban army capture 1 a quantify of arms in Santa Kspiriiu, and increased its own numbers by;eulis(iiig 500 well-armed mfn.. SanLwioh Islands.-The King prorogued the Assembly Aug. sth.-y-A special commission has been, appointed to collect and forward to the Philadelphia International Exhibition, objects illustrative of the arts, manu-faetures.aud products of the soil of the Hawaiian Kingdom. Italy.-Mount Etna is in a state of eruption and streams of lava are pouring from, three craters.-Several regiments' have Ween sent to Sicily,^because- of* the increase of brigandage a.ad general* lawlessness. Courts martial have been established for prompt punishment of offenders. Feastce.-President McMahon has signed a decree ordering elections to be held iu two de-_ partm'euts, on the 4th of October next, to fil '"t-icancies in the National Assembly.-Bor- ger. candidate for the Assembly in the Maine-et-Loire department,, in an address, avows his devotion. \o Imperialism ' and the Bonapart famly. POSTVILLE, ALLAMAKEE CO., IOWA, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1874. ! An "*n for Job Work or Advertising �ent NUMBER 27.   | promr'' at,ectioa M * PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT. The following is the statcmeut of the public debt for the month of August: Fix per cent, bonds.............*1.213,22s.050 Sive per cent, bonds............    511,025,200 Total coin bonds... Lawful money debt...... Matured debt........... Legal tender notes...... Certificates of deposit... Fractional currency...... Coin certificates......... ...'1.724,253.250 ..    J14.fi78.fl00 2,578.440 3s2,076,G!17 58.790.000 45.707.fi75 29,141.200 58.090,000 Total without interest......�515.705.57:1 Tofal debt............... 2.257.215.203 Total interest...........       29.35fi.511 Cash in Treasurv-Coin........     81,08.1.928 Currency....     1(1,019,232 Special deposits held for redemption of certificates of deposit as provided by "law..;........... Total iu treasury____ Debt less cash in treasury.. Decrease duriug August......... Bonds issued to Pacific Bailway Companies, interest payable iu lawful money:. Principal outstanding........... Iut�rei t paid by United States... Kcpaid   by   transportation of mails........................ Balaucs of interest paid by U. S *14G.383.160 2.140.178.(14 1.628,760 G4.623.512 21,325,39G 5.388,G92 18,930,704 GERMANY. The recent German-census shows that the non-German inhabitants of the Empire number 3,240,000, or 8 per cent. They consist of 220,000 French-speaking people in Alsace-Lorraine, 10,000 French aud "Walloons in the Ehine Provinces, 2,450,000 Poles, 150,000 Lithuanians, 150,000 Danes in North Schleswig, 88,000 Wends in Brandenburg and Silesia, and 52,000 in Saxony, 50,000 Moravians and Czechs in Silesia, and 80,000 foreigners. The Protestant clergy numbers 16,000, while the Roman Catholics have 20,000 priests,800 monasteries and convents, twenty Bish-opricks, five Archbishopricks, and three Vicars Apostolic. Of the twenty-one universities, Berlin heads the list with 3,573 students, Leipsic standing next with 2,032, Rostock with 135, being the smallest. THE \70BKINGMEN7 A large meeting of Workiugmen was held in Tompkins square, New York, on the 31st ult., to protest against the breaking up of the workingmen's meeting in the square last January, and the arrest and imprisonment of Christian Meyer on a charge of assaulting a police sergeant. It was an orderly affair. John S. "Winton was the chief speaker. The resolutions hold Mayor Havemeyer personally responsible for the outrage of the 13th of January, demand the immediate removal of Matsell and Duryea from the Police Commission and say the rottenness of our financial system, and the corruption and neglect of our governing classes, threaten to renew, this coming winter, the heart-rending scenes of misery aud starvation still fresh in the memory of toilers. Therefore personal vigilance has become the duty of tlio people. THE viEGnnus Additional correspondence between the British Government and its representative at Madrid concerning the Yirginius outrage is published. Mr. MacDonell. British Charge  .ave decided the l-ridge to be a public highway. The Great Western road had blockaded Uii other road with e-Dgines, and thus far the demonstrations against its em ployes have been mainly confined to occasional scaldings when they approached too near. Meanwhile the sheriff of Ontario county has summoned a possee to be on hand and pre serve the peace iu case of a collision between the two companies. BRITISH POSTAL SEATISTICS. The folloTing interesting figures are given by the Postmaster General of Eagland, in a recently published official report: The teceints Icr !e'73 amounted to f2B,740,-000, which w,is an jqercase of $095,000 over tho previous \ear; fl;c rxpe:ich*.:n' at-same time being only f IS.905,000, Urns leavint" asurplus n[ no less th.ui S7,775.0110. Thoic aro 42.000 persons umpl'iyid iu thu depart -mpnt. of whom many are women ; this number including 12,500 poBtma^lers, 9,000 ch-rlis, and about 20,000 sorters, carriers, an.l men-senders. The number of post ollic's in the Uniled Kingdom is 12 500, besides 9 0,10 road ietter-Loxi"!': whereas ihirty-tive years a to Hie whole number or receiving houses of ail descriotiuns was only 1,500. The c x let number of letters which passtd iln-Miqli the department in 1873 was about 907.CO!','i''iO. In addition to these th.-rr were 72,1'l'iJ.HCO n! p-).-tal cards, 529,0i"!0,U-'f! of bnolc pscliets, and 125.000,000 of neivspajers : or a t.tal of 1.233,000,000 of- articles polled. All these show an increnreover tbc leturns ol the previous year, except the postal cards, which have diminished about live per ei �.(. The postal rates in the United States are about the same as in England. GENERAL BUTLER'S RIVAL. The Boston Journal of Monday says: Gen. Butler will soon be obliged to take his coat off aud look after the chances of his re-election in the Sixth District. A formidable opposition has leveloped itself, aud General William Cogswell is the chosen champion of those who do not preprsc toaccept the present situation. We understand that General Cogswell has consented io run, and his friends will seek to secure him the nomination of the Be-publ can Convention. Tin; many claims ol the new candidate will rally tn his ! upport hundreds who have not-taken much active part in politics for some time, while not a few friends of General Butler, who have been active in liis behalf, are ready, it is s.tated, to go in for General Cogswell with a rush."   ___ THE MENNOHITES. These Baptist Quakers still continue to arrive at Castle Garden in small companies, principally from Volhynia, Poland. Probabh 5,000 have departed for Nebraska, Dakota and other points in the West within the past two months. It is expected that about 00,000 will emigiatc, to c.-enpe military pcivice imposed upon tht-in by the Cz-.x of Russia. They are reported to bo a thrifty, indii.-trioiis, clean, comely ard virtuous set of people, and quite pros peious in  a money point of view. A irtnilf; I ho lii-at le)t<; wnq nil-'  nf  ..1.^.-.* 500, which deposited $120,000 in gold \ith the Commissioners of Emigration for safe keeping; the last party, numbering over 600, *30,0;'0. FIRST SHIPMENT OF WHEAT BY CALIFORNIA GRANGERS. The first vessel to loud with wheat by the grangers of California, is the ship Star of Hope, of Boston, which completed her cargo and sailed from San Francisco on the 14th of August, for Liverpool. She received her grain from the Dixon Grange. There has been no little rejoicing among the members of that association in the Golden State on the occasion of sending oft the. pioneer ship of the grangers-' fleet, and they are sanguine of the ultimate success of the movement. Other vessels are to be loaded under the new arrangement. The Star of Hope is owned by Mr. Samuel G. Reed, of Boston. OPINIONS OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. The Attorney General has decided that the proviso in the Army Appropriation bill to the effect that only actual traveling expenses shall be allowed any person holding employment or appointmentsuudertheUnited Slates, supersedes and cuts off the alluwacee of nrle.Tge to United States marshals as provided in tiie fee bill. The Attorney General h�.i also decided that lire military forces of the United Slates may he employed to remove outlaws, thieves and other unauthorized pr.sons from Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian resrr.itious. lie and had and COOPER'S "BEE-HUNTER" DEAD. Judge Bazil Harrison, of Prairie-Ronde, Mich., the first white man that settled in Schoolcraft, the first Judge of Kalamazoo, County, and the original character of Cooper's "Bee-Hunter," died Sunday, Aug. 13, 4 o'clock p m., at the age of 104 years and (i months. He had no disease, but had worn thread of life completely out passed peacefully to rest. He always been a devout Christian, for over seventy years a member of the Methodist Church. He settled on the farm where he died forty-seven years ago, taking his deed from the United States. THE ENGLISH LABORERS. Arthur Clayden, intimately associated with Joseph Arch iu his efforts to raise the condition of the agricultural classes in England, has arrived in tliis country and will make a personal inspection of the most promising sections of the country for emigrants. The result of his examination of Canada last year, as a field of immigration, was U'jt favorable. LETTER POSTAGE. Ail U. S. Postmasters have beer, instructed that a letter having one full rale of po--taee paid thereon must he forwarded to its destination. If any additional postage is due thereon it must "oe noted up to be collected on delivery. The postage <-n ship and steamboat letters carried from one port to another on iulaud waters is six cents, bnt if delivered at office of mailing, four cents. "The young man who swallowed a fork," says the Rappil, "has just expired. He was the sou of a farmer in Burgundy, to whose house he had gone on leaving Paris. The post mortem examination showed that he had been poisoned by the oxidation of the metal." Ir is now estimated that about t?,-00(1,000 worth of sugar was lost during the flood in Louisiana. Money Musk. IIY II. V. TAYLOlt. Ill shirt of check and tallowed hair Tho tiddler sits in the bulrush chair Like Moses' basket stranded there On the brink of Father Nile. He feels the fiddle's slender neck, Picks out the notes with thumb and check: And limes the tune with nod and beck, And thinks it a wesry wlule. All ready! now he gives tho call, Cries, "Honor to the ladies!"'  All The jolly tides of laughter fall And ebb in a happy smile. 'Begin."   D-o-w-n comes the bow on every string, ''First couple join right hands and swing!" As light as any bluebird's wing " Swing once and a half times round." Whirls alary Martin all in blue-Calico gown and stockings new. And tinted eyes that tell you true, Danco all to the dancing sound. She flits about big Moses Brown Who holds her hands to keep her down And thinks her hair a golden crown, And his heart turns over once! His cheek with Man's breath is wet. It gives a second soincrset! lie means to win the maiden yet. Alas for the awkward dunce! Your stogaboot has crushed my toe !" " I'd lather danco with one-legged Joe," "You clumsy fellow !"' " Pass below !" * And the first pair dance apart. Then "Forward six!" advance, retreat. Like midges gay in sunbeam street. Tis Money Musk by merry feet And the Money Musk by heart! "Threo    quarters   round    your    partner swing!" "Across the set!'-  The rafters ring. The girls and boys have taken wing And have brought their roses out! Tis "Forward six !" with nisti^ grace. Ah rarer far than-" Swing to place !"- Than golden clouds of old point lace Then briirg the dance about. Then clasping hands all-' Kight and left!" All swiftly weave the measured deft cross (he woof in loving weft, And the Money Musk is done ! Oh, dancers of the rustling husk. Good night, sweet hearts, 'tis growing dusk, Good night for aye to Money Musk, For the heavy march begun ! -St'jittiiihrr Serilttu'r's. CIKCUMSTAMIAL EVIDENCE. " We ought to tell her," said Mrs Martin. ' It's our bonnden duty," said Mrs. Glenn. "Oh, dear!" said Mrs. Bright, "I can't see why we should bother ourselves. People never get any thanks for interfering between man and wife." " I don't want thanks," said Mrs. Glenn; "I think of myself. If Mr. n\n,, ..i...,i,i ,-rruuiiei muintif -willLo I was away I should think any one iii_y very best friend who let me know about it. To have a creature like that stealing .me's husband's affections and other women keeping their mouths shut, why its awful-perfectly awful !" "It would be winking at sin, my dear,'" said Mrs. Martin, "Assuredly," said Mrs. Glenn. " I've often thought all that show or affection didn't amount to anything," said Mrs. Martin. "Mr. Martin never kisses me when he comes home to tea. I've seen Mr. and Mis. Willis do it right on the front door-step, and then call her 'dear' so often. All hypocrisy. And to see her set up by it ! And 'my dear husband thinks this,'and 'my dear husband that,' aud 'my dear husband likes me to wear pink,' and all that was made much of in the world! Nou sense ! " "And I've often said to myself, there'll be a waking up for you, Mrs. Willis," said Mrs. Gienn. "And now you see it has coine." "And very glad you seem to be of it," said Mrs. Bright. "The poor soul has been too happy. For my part it always pleases me to see domestic happiness, and my advise is, don't tell her. It may be some mistake, you know. If it isn't you'll only make her suffer-" " Pride goes before a fall," said Mrs. Glenn. "I'm only an instrument. I'm obliged to do the work set bofore me, even if it humbles her." "And von'll go with us, Mrs. Bright?" said Mrs. Martin. "Not I," said Mir. Bright. " Firstly, I think, in the face of all your evidence, that Mr. Willis is too good a man, and too fond of his wife, -to deceive her so ; secondly, if it is all true I wash my hands of helping to break that sweet little heart. And if I thought I could talk you out of going I would. Just wait a week or so; think about it a while, do." Mrs. Martin shook her head. Mrs. Glenn smiled sarcastically. "You always shirk anything disagreeable, my dear," she said. "You have a nature that impels yon to take life easily. T have been forced to put my shoulder to the wheel too often, not to do it willingly." "And I've often said," said Mrs. Martin, "that I revere Mis. Glenn for that very thing." They walked out of the room. Mrs. Bright shrugged her fat shoulders. "A couple of old slander-mongers," she said ; " and now they must try to make little Eva Willis uncomfortable." Mrs. Bright, Mrs. Martin, and Mrs. Glenn bouided, with their husbands at the fashionable establishment of Mrs. Roger Black. Ml. and Mrs. Willis lived uext door, and all  f them attended the same church. Eith.-r the latter pair were peculiarly fond oft-ach other, or wera more disposed to show their fondness than mo>t people. �re ; but certainly they were known as a model couple. He was a handsome, tali, black-whiskered luau of forty. She was a petite little blonde of twenty-two or twenty-three. Evidently, no man was so wise, so great, so perfect in her eyes as her husband. Evidently, no women so charmii'g to him as his wife. Now, there are a great many women to whom this sort of thing is gall and wormwood. They cannot bear to see if, and they break it up if possible. All the flirts in the congregation had tried to do this and had failed. All the soiu-matrons whose married lives were spent in spats and squabbles sneered at the happy pair, and declared that this w out last long. Bnt it had lasted for five years, and not a flaw had been discovered in the conduct of either, until, one bright summer, when Mrs. Willis having left home on a visit to her sister, a very pretty young lady arrived at a neighboring hotel, and Mr. Willis-yes, Mr. Willis, no other-was 6een to de- vote himself to her in a way that was positively shocking. Yes, positively terrible. For Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Martin, who took to going about in waterproof cloaks and hoods after dark, had not only seen Mr. Willis take ice cream with this young lady, but were ready to swear that he kissed her at parting, and on more than one occasion was seen to put his arm about her waist. This had gone on for three weeks, when Mrs. Willis returned home; and now, as the lady was unpacking her trunks in her pretty rooms next door, the two watchers had determined to inform her of her husband's infidelity, and no task could have been more pleasant to them. Dressing in their best, and armed with parasols and fans, they watched Mr. .Willis' departure from the house witft eager eyes, and then hastening down stairs, almost ran up the steps of the house next door, anxious to meet the happy face they hoped to change to misery. Mrs. Willis came smiling down stairs to greet them. "Thank you for coming to see me so soon," she said. "It does seem as though I'd been away from home a hole year-Mr. Willis says it seems five to him-and yet I've been enjoying myself ever so much." "Iam glad to hear it," said Mrs. Martin. "Your happiness is fleeting," said Mrs. Glenn. They spoke so solemnly that Mrs. Willis thought that something unpleasant must have happened to one of them. "Every one well, I hojie? " she said more gravely. " Quite,"* said Mrs. Martin, with a sigh. " Anything new? " said Mrs. Willis. "No," said Mrs. Glenn. "People are as wicked as ever, and that is as old as Satan." 'Mrs. Black has been overcharging her for extras, or the chambermaid has et the milk-man kiss her," thought Mis. Willis. 'And what fine weather we are having," she added aloud. "Yes," said Mrs. Martin, with a little groan. "I often think of those lines in the hvmn : " Where every prospect pleases. Aud only man is vile." ' How vile man is sometimes," said Mrs. Glenn. Ah?" said Mrs. Martin. ' I .shouldn't wonder if Mr. Glenn had been flirting with some one," thought Mrs. Willis. "I have the photographs of all sister Sarah's children, "said Mrs. Willis. "I'll show them to you if you like. They are pretty creatures." "'Thank j-ou, Mrs. W illis," said Mrs. Glenn; " but our hearts are very full of serious thoughts just now. We are flunking too much of evil hearts t > care look at innocent children's faces, have come to tell you something, Mrs. Willis "   _ "I knew HoiiieTIting   was on ner i.u," said the unsuspicious woman to rself; but she merely gave a little ww and looked attention. 'You are young, Mrs. Willis," said Mrs. Martin.* 'Comparatively young," added Mr.i. G.Vnn. 'Aud you don't know yet how very wicked this world is," said Mrs. Martin. "Ah ! no," said Mrs. Glenu. "Nor what men are," said Mrs. Martin. "You don't often faint, do you?" asked Mrs. Glenn. " I-never," said Mrs. Willis. "That is well," said Mrs. Martin. "I fear we will agitate you very much." Mrs. Willis began to*look grave. "No accident has happened," she faltered, "Mr. Willis-I saw him leave the house ten minutes ago-uoihing has?" "As far as we know, Mr. Willis is perfectly safe and well," said Mrs. Glenn, severely. "Mrs. Willis, I feel it my duty, as a member, to warn you that you should not have earthly idols. Your one thought appears to be your husband. There are other people to whom terrible things could happen." "And Idols of clay may easily be shattered," said Mrs. 'Martm. "One iit'turallv thinks of one's own first," said Mrs. Willis. "I am sure I shall be distressed to hear that anyone has met with a misfortune."' "We all meet with misfortunes sooner or liter, said Mrs. Glenn ; "and again I �ay you think too much of one .-�.infill man."' "I am not aware that I requested advice en the subject," said Mrs. Willis ; "and I scarcely think a woman could love so good a husband too well, or honor him too much."' " G..od !" said Ml--. Martin. "Mrs. Willis," said Mrs. Glenn, " how do you know he is better than any other mar.-that he is not even untrue to you?"' Mrs. Willis started to her feet in indignation. "How dare von-" she began. "St'.p." said Mrs. Glenn. "We have co-iie to speak, and will speak. It is our duty to unmask a hypocrite." Mrs. Willis, scarlet with anger, remained standing. Mrs. Martin began to look very happy.   Mrs. Glenn even smiled. "My dear friend," she said, "we believe thai yon ought to know that you arc dreadfully deceived. While you have bc-'-u absent your husband has devoted himself to another lady-a beautiful girl-who arrived immediately after your departure. We have seen him kiss and embrace her-have wo not, Mrs. 'Martin ?" "Oh! y-s," said Mrs. Martin. "She is, perhaps, sixteen years old-a dark beuut-v. It is quite absurd to think dark men admire light ladies most. She is as dark as he is, and vervbeautiful. " "Oh! yes," said Mrs. Glenn. " Lovely outwardly. I think she must be French. It is quite terrible. We feel it to be so; but we found it necessary to do our duty and inform you at once." " Thank you," said Mrs. Willis, in a choked voice, as she covered her face with her handkerchief. "T hope," she said after a moment's silence, "that yon will not hesitate, to repeat this in presence of Mr. Willis. Of course you are not afraid to speak the truth before any one. If you will wait, I will send for lrim, I will not be long." Shi: still kept her face hidden, but her agitation was evidently great. " I must insist upon your presence she said, in faltering: accents: "and if I separate from Mr. Willis I shall need you for witnesses.   Wait a'moment.   1 will send for him." This was more than the ladies had bargained for, but retreat was impossible. Mrs. Willis left the room, and re turned with her face hidden in her handkerchief. There was some silence in the room, and as the time passed on Mrs. Martin begau to wish herself safely at home, but Mi's. Glenn was of firmer stuff and braved the matter out much better. Half an hour passed ; then a latchkey way heard in the hall-door. It opened. Mrs. Willis still concealed her face. A stej)-nay, the steps of two persons crossed the hall. The parlor door opened, and Mr. Willis strode in, followed by a young lady-the very youug ladj who had been the subject of their communication-a pretty girl, and very like Mr. Willis himself. And now Mrs. Willis arose with a face as bright as it had ever been in all their remembrance of its brightness aud turned toward them. "Ladies," she said, "allow me to introduce my step-daughter,Adele Willis. She has been with grandmother in France until lately. You know, or do not know, that Mr. Willis'first wife was a French lady, and she has just come to us. As I was absent the hotel was pleasanter for her than the empty house, and so she has staid there until to-day. She is just fourteen. The ladies thought you quite sixteen, you are so tall, Adele ; and I am very, very glad to have her with me." Mrs. Glenn arose; so did Mrs. Martin. "Yes, to be sure," said Mrs. Martin; "delightful, of course," and hurried out of the room. "A good motive should atone for a mistake," said the brave Mrs. Glenn. "I hope you'll bear no enmity." "None at all," said Mrs. Willis. " I have been very much amused." But Mrs. Glenn and Mrs. Martin were not amused, I fear; and that very night they quarreled so violently about the matter, each blaming the other as instigator, that neither ever spoke to the other again. Fires at Midnight, Mr. Henry Spillman, Chief Engineer of the Baltimore Fire Department, has jrrepared some statistics showing the number of fires occurring at different hours of the dav and night, from July, 180S) to October, 1873. Out of the 2,099 fires reported, 862 occurred during the day time (from 6 a. m. to (i p. in.), and 1,237 at night. The greatest number occurred during the hours between midnight aud dawn, and the statistics for each hour show a curious ascending and descending grade. There were 43 fires at 11 a. m. and 43 at 12 p. m. ; then the number for each hour increased until it reached 91 at 7 p. m. There was a decrease in the hourly number from 7 p. m. until the citizens began to retire to bed, at 10 or 11 o'clock. At midnight there were one hundred and thirty-eight fires, and this number was almost but not quite equaled each hour until 1a.m., when there were one hundred and t -n fires. Citizens niay be tji,-.......^.x ti.,i -. _ T..-^n  ttwrih-trn^.i and to have commenced mo-ring about, and from that time until noon tin. num-ber of fires decreased hourly until 11 m. The aggregate statistics agree in these indications with the statistics io:-the year 1S73. Watchfulness and uc are thus shown to be important in-iienees in the prevention of fires, and as during the night most people must undo the watchfulness they exert during the day, firemen and police officers should, as far as possible, take their place- in the protection of propery. MILLIONS FOR MINING. Where llie money Went to in Knrlv J>a>n -Tho HoIch that Swallowed it up - A Krc-klc*m Waste of fnpital. FroT the Denv? r (Col.) News. A writer in the Mining Review, of Georgetown, give3 some very interesting facts tonching the waste of money on Colorado mining enterprises in years past. He ascertains that, during the time from '60 to '66, the nominal capital subscribed bv New York alone was about 348,480,000, distributed among the following well known companies: ........i 1.000.000 .........       625,000 .........    1,000.000 .........      500.000 .......        100,000 .........    1.000.000 .........      250,000 .........    5,000.000 .........        80.000 .........    3.000.000 ..........    1.200.0119 .........    2,000.000 .........    2.500.000 .........    2.000i000 .........    1,000,000 .........    2.000.000 I .........      125,000 ........      200.000 .........       000,000 .........    1.000.000 .........    1,00.1.000 .........    1,500.000 ........    3.000.000 .........    5.000,000 Poutiac............ Ophir.............. Quartz HUi......... llocky Mountain____ New York Gold____ Gregory............ Alns............... Black Hawk........ Colorado........... Gregory ........... Union............. Consol. Bobtail..... Smith & Parmelee.. Star................ Union............. Kip   ,,,,, ,.?,'       ,,,f( ~, 1       1    -, ter, sn England, lor one year for is3,000 upon the snrlace, were made, valued    ' , i    0 J ' lto-ether at about 814,000,000.   The jln �� l' balance-sheet of New York investors iu '   I'd hate to be in your shoes," said a Colorado mines would therefore make ! woman of the east side, as she was showing something like the follow- ! quarreling with a neighbor.    "You mg: j couldn't get in them," sarcastically re- De. j marked the neighbor. To cash investment...............*20.000.000 !    A J�A>. ^ Cedar cmmtj> being By mine'moperty pur- | ill, dismissed his regular physician and "chased (Value now 1...-jl2.o00.00o j employed a "faith doctor."   Tile first By mill property built.. 2.000.000 i dose of the "faith medicine" caused By permanent imp. (cost ! ^ to ^  ;       eat a,ouv_ at the time 1.......... 14.000,000                                        �         "    - Bv bullion produced ^V "to "66)............. An Inventive Newport Belle. A good story is told of a young lady whose taste and invention were much greater than her means. Invit-.d to one of the villa parties, where she knew point lace would be at a discount, and diamonds at a running scale of magnificence, she set her wits to work to make herself presentable in such gorgeous company. She had neither point lace nor diamonds, and what is more to the point, she had no money to buy much more liana calico gown. What was to be done? She did as Cinderella did-transformed what to the less brilliant mind was uutrans-formable, by the aid of he fairy godmother-wit. Hanging up in he closet was an old white silk, yellowed, wriuk- 1, tattered. Its next allotted use was to figure in a patchwork quilt; but in her dilemma this ghost of a. gown, this phantom from a score or more parties confronted her, and with it a sudden inspiration. She took the phantom from its peg, and opened her paint box-for she is an artist of no mean ability- Kjii-'d her paint box, and presently rer the faded surface sprang a delicate tracery of field flowers. And the end of her labor was the result that not only Solomon in all his glory was eclipsed, but all the other wom�n in their diamonds and lace. The Indians as Soldiers. General Sheridan is reported as saying of Indians as soldiers: "I have thought that the idea of employing the Indians as soldiers was a very good one, and we have employed a number of sconts. As scouts they do admirably. There is no trouble in their management, and they so far forget their al-legience to their own people as to go freely out to fight them whenever they are called upon. Even Indian soldiers enlisted belonging to different nations that have always been at war, when they become scouts seem to forget their old hatreds and to work admirably together. The only case of defection in our Indian scouts has been at Fort Fetterman, a short time ago, where a few but recently enlisted deserted and joined their people." The Tomb of Gen. Lee. According to a southern paper, a student is each day detailed to  watch beside the tomb of General Lee,in the memorial room of the chapel of the Washington-Lee University,Lexingtou, Va. He is styled a "watcher," and his duty is to remain there during the day and receive visitors, showing them the proper courtesy and attention. As there tire nearly three hundred andfifty students 110 one is on duty more than once a year. Thus the entire southern people, through their representatives iu the University are watching at the tomb of Lee. and their sons improved iu manner and bearing by the sacred duty they perforrn.and their minds and hearts benefited by thoughts of the noble dead. 3.000.00a : -f.-!l,;oo.0iin I Balance iu i'avorof the investment.ell.5O!V;00 j nch balance was returned by the mines [ m question, bnt the cause of the fail- j nre can iu every case, he correctly at-j tributed to either swindling on the part! of   the venders of the prciierty, by! which purehaseis paid from three to ; five times the actual value, or else to incompetent, reckless, and wild management on the part of the agents of the same.   At this late hour the story Engagixg cojdok: Papa-"And nr.iT sir. wbnf -'Io -�-i>v ^otjgnil.+o s"fflo 011 mv daughter ? and how do you mcau to live?"' Intended-"I intend, sir, to settle myself on your daughter, and to Suck was the force of wind during the recent gale near Newburyport that clouds of sand from Pinm Island were carried a mile and a half seaward in such volume as to cover the inside of boats passing by to the depth of two inches. A texas dog wagged his tail at the coming of his master into the house, his is an old one, and need not be recapitn- � salutary tail struck a lighted lamp 011 lated. We who have lived on the field the table, knocking it off, the lamp for years, know by heart the business ; shattering on the floor, an explosion of the fraudulent representations made � took place,  and the house was  de- by sellers to Eastern men.of thecrednli ty shown by the buyers,who have themselves very largely to blame in the matter of the incompetent agents who were sent out from the East to manage a business concerning which they were as ignorant as it were possible they could be ; and of the consequent reckless expenditures of money in costly mills for which there was no call, and in patent processes of no metallurgical merit. Slowly the country is emerging from the discredit brought on by these failures (though the same thing is being repeated to-day in a few instances), and interest is again being shown in the working of these valuable proiier-ties ; but the growth of public opinion stroyed. A street beggar in New York says the panic has ruined him. His collections, he says; have drojved to 83 a day, but he wonld't care so much about that, but rents had fallen 30 per cent, and he had two houses and three stores empty, even at this reduction A tocxg fellow in a western town was fined 10 for kissing a girl against her will, and the following day the damsel sent him the amount of the fine with a note saying that, the next time he kissed her he must be less rough about it, and be careful 10 do it when her father was not about. According to the Elmira Gazette, a on the subject is slow, and needs to be i novel question is soon to come before fostered bv every means at our com- j the courts.   Frank Lamadrid, a musi- niand. A detailed examination of the mines included in the foregoing list will show j a line of properties the value of which it is difficult to overestimate, and which compare favorably with those of any' other mineral district in the United States. The Ophir, Quartz Hill, and Colorado Mining Companies, which own respectively 90, 200, and 462 feet on the Burroughs lode, near Central, had extracted from their various claims prior to 1867, about $250,000, the different claims having been opened at that time to the extent of 3,620 feet, by shafts and drifts. These companies, owing to enormous expenses and costly workings, were compelled to cease operations as far back as 1868, since which time they have done little or nothing. Camel Raising iu Nevada. Upon a ranch in Nevada, on the Car-sou river, there is a herd of twenty-six cameis, all but two of which were bred and raised in Nevada. Some veal's ago nine or ten camels were imported into that state, but of these only two lived to be acclimated, aud from this pair have been raised twenty-four animals. The men who now have them are Frenchmen, who had formerly some experience with camels in Europe. They find no difficulty in rearing them, and can now show twenty-four fine, healthy animals, all of Washoe growth. The camel may now be said to be thoroughly acclimated. The owners of the herd find it no more difficult to breed and rear them than would be experienced with the same number of goats or dou-keys. The ranch upon which they are kept is sandy and sterile in the extreme, yet the animals feast and grow fat on such prickly shrubs and bitter weeds as no other animal could touch. When great delight, "Ah, ladies," said an old epicure, as he opened a bottle of wine, "what is more delightful than the popping of a champagne cork?'' "The popping of the question,"' unanimously cried the adies.-Boston Courier. cian, joined a lodge of Knights of Pythias some months ago, and in the process of initiation was so badly brnised that he died iu two or three days after. At least this is what the widow claims, and she also claims 3100,000 damages. There are in France cities of 15,000 inhabitants which have not a single physician; there are cities of 20,000 inhabitats which have bnt one physician, and he not a graduate of a medical school. There is always posted in the arcade of the Paris medical school the names of fifteen or twenty towns or villages which have no physician, and wish one. Lille is a city with a population of 200,000 souls; it contains only forty-three physicians. Roubaix is a city of 70,000 souls; it contains only eight physicians. Cai/lfobnia pea pods are far superior to orange peel for throwing the unwary pedestrian off his equilibrium. Here is what happened to a lady in San Francisco, as described by a paper of that city: " She kicked with both feet as high as a ballet star, gave a peculiar, I shrill, feminine scream, sat down, said, I 'Oh my!' smoothed down her disordered attire, looked around wildly, rose quickly, shook herself to see if anything was loose, gave a withering glance at the place where she had fallen, and with all the spare blood she had in her face, went on with her shopping." A weli,-dressed eldery woman goes to the Paris Morgue every morning, and draws her prayer-book from her pocket, recites a prayer or two in a low tone of voice, then prostrates herself upon the pavement and remains for a few moments absorbed in silent prayer; she then rises and departs, convinced that by this process she has resuscitated all the dead bodies iu the building. Of course the poor old creature is mad, but her madness is of so lnihl. a type that no one attempts to molest or in- left to themselves their after filling themselves with the coarse herbage of the desert, is to lie aud roll! erfere with her. in the hot sand. They are used in I While some men packing salt to the mills on the river, scythes beneath two immense chestnnt from the marshe= lying in the desert, j trees in Orange, Ct., during a recent some sixty miles eastward. Some of j thunder storm, hghtning struck the the animals easily pack 1,000 pounds. ! trees, shivering them into many pieces, --------------- i darted against the grindstone, which A cojrviviAii club called "The Win-! one man was taming and upon ning Cards" has been established at! another man was holding a s _ Dubuque. It is limited to fifty-two ' snatched the implement from his hands members, known as " the pack,"'each I and hurled it in to the air with a noise bearing the name of a card. The pre- j resembling that of a buzz saw, landing siding officer is the "Jack of clubs," : it fifty feet away. The men were rath eland i-he tray. . if course, carries around j startled by the incident, but wero cof the liquid relie^hmeut. (hart. �� ere   grinding which scythe,   

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