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Boston Daily Globe (Newspaper) - July 12, 1872, Boston, Massachusetts Boston Daily (Slok. VOL.   I JLL^gg” II JIO. ■— IO. BOSTON, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 12, 1872. PRICE FOUR CENTS. AMUSEMENTS. B OSTON    THEATRE. Mr. J. B. BOOTH LESSICK AHD Manaokb. SIXTH AND LAST WEEK OF THE! VOKES! THE WRONG MAN IN THE RIGHT PLACE. CHECKMATE. LAST MATINEE OF THE SEASON, SATURDAY MONDAY, July 15-EXTRA XIOHT-Reneflt of Mr. H. A, McGlenen. Announcements hereafter. Doors open at \y t and 7%. Repins at 2 and 8. tif—JyS L fp H E Mr. W. R. Floyd G O E ! Mr-.Arthur Cheney.................., ..Proprietor. ---- ’     -....Manager. UNABATED SUCCESS OF G. Ik AND a K. FOX, and their N. Y. HU MPTY DUMPTY TROUPE. ALL THE MAMMOTH CO. Brilliant and Original Specialties. Coolest Theatre in Boston. Steam Fan Nightly in Operation. “H. IX” improves with anre. EVERY EVENING. AHD Wednesday and Saturday Matinees. NO ADVANCE IN l’KICES. jy8—fit B OSTON MUSEUM CRAIG, DAVIES AND SARGENT ! THETUREK GREAT STARS ! Burlesk, Ventriloquism and Necromancy. Matinees each Wednesday and Saturday Afternoons. jyll—3t*    '    _ Al AN KNO W THYSELF! 1*1 DK. JOUBDAIN’S GALLERY OF ANATOMY, SU Washington Street, opposite Hayward Place A thousand startling and thrilling models of tho human frame, in Health and Disease. Open from 9 A. M. to IU P.M. Admission 50 cents.    [ii    tf—apr30 EXCURSIONS, &c. TRAHANT AND MAOLIS GARDENS. it The steamer ULYSSES, Capt. A.W. Calden, leaves feet of India Wharf, Boston, for Nahant daily, at 9.45, A. M., 2 .JO and 5 P. M.; returning at 8 and 11.15 A.M., 3.45 and «.lft P. M. Fare 30 cents. Children half price. Excursion tickets to Nahant and return, including admission to the Maolts Gardens, aud conveyance to and from the boat, at Nahant, ti. SUNDA YS—Leave Boston at 10.30 A. M.; 2.80and 5 P. M. Leave Nahant at ii M.j 3.46 and 0.1ft P. M. Fare 50 cents. Maoiis Gardens and return, ti.40. Special arranguient can be made by excursion parties, for which and other information, apply to the Captain, on board, or at the wharf.    Jyt> Ij'OR NAHANT, MAOLIS GARDENS AND LYNN.—The steamers META, Capt. A. L. Boned, and CARRUS Capt. S. W. Biter, leave India Wharf, Boston, and tamper’* wharf, Lynn. simultaneously, six times daily, vii.: At 7.30, 9.80, 11.80 A, M., 2.80, 4.80* and tuft* P. M. *On Saturdays at 5 o’clock. Fare, 2ft cents; round trip, admission to the gardens and conveyance to and from the boat at Nahant, Si; ditto, and one of Doane’s unrivalled Fish Dinners, ll.50. SUNDAYS—Leave Boston and Lynn, touching at Nahant, at 10.80 A. M., 12.80. 2.30 4.10 and 8.15 P. M. Fare. 50 cents; round trip and gardens, ll 40; ditto aud Dinner, |2. Picnic parties, Sunday-schools or Associations desiring to avail themselves of the unparalleled advantages of the Maoiis Gardens, combined with the most complete and enjoyable excursion in Massachusetts waters, address, for terms and Information, FEARING ic RENFREW, Agents, India wharf. JylO-tf ■poult EXCURSIONS DAILY. STEAMER WM. HARRISON, For Hingham, Downer Landing; anti Litchfield’s Grove. Time Table.—Leaves Litchfield’s Wharf. 234 Broad Street, Boston, at 9.15 A. M.. 2.30, 5.20 and *7.30 P. M, Leaves Hingham, stopping at DownerLanding, 7.80, and 10.30 A. M.; 3.40, and *6.20 P. M. Single tickets 1ft cents, 2 for 25cents, 50 for |ft OO. Litchfield’s Grove has been newly fitted up for Picnic Parties, mid is to let. ♦Weather permitting. SUNDAY EXCURSIONS. Leave Litchfield’s Wharf for Nantasket Long Beach end Downer Landing, at lo A. M, aud 2.30 P. M. Leave Nantasket Long Beach, stopping at Downer Landing 12 M. aud 4.30 P. M. Fare to Nantasket Long Beach and return, 50 cents. Fare to Downer Landing Including admission to Melville Garden aud return, ll HO. jyl-tf    H.    T.    LITCHFIELD.    Agent. 'OUR EXCURSIONS DAILY. STEAMER EMELINE, FOR HULL AXD XAA TARKET LONG BEACH, SEA FO AH HOUSE. TIME TABLE. Leaves Litchfield’s Wharf, No. 234 Broad street, 9.30 AM., 2.20, 4.40 and *6.40 pm. Leaves Nantasket Long Beach and Sea Foam House, slopping at Hull, 7.20, ll am., SJO, 5.40 bm. Fare iii cents; two tickets 25 cents: 50 tickets SS. There is a Dance Platform at the Beach, fitted up for Picnic parties. Sea Foam House is open for boarders. ♦Weather permitting.    , SUNDAY EXCURSIONS. Leaves Litchfield’s Wharf for Nantasket Long Beach, stopping ut Hull, at 10.30 am., 2.45 aud 0.30 I’M. Leaves Nantasket Long Beach, stopping at Hull, at 12 M. and 5.30 PM. Fare, 50 cents for the round trip. _ jyl-tf    H. T. LITCHFIELD. Agent. CONNECTICUT AND PASSUMP- SIC RIVERS RAILROAD. DIRECT ROUTE TO White Mountains, Mount Washington, Lake Memphremagog, Montreal and Quebec. Excursion round trip tickets to the above points, by various routes for sale at reducod rates at the General Agency, 87 Washington Street, Boston. W. M. Clark AgeUt ' SUMMER ARRANGE ME NT. Leave—Boston and Lowell Depot, 8 A. M., 8 P. M; Boston and Maine. 7.80 A. M., 5 P. M.; Fitchburg, 7.30 A. M., 5.30 P. M. Arrive—White River Junction, 1.15P.M., 12.25 A.M.; leave, I AS P. M., IO, 8.20 A. M. Arrive—Well’s River, 3.40 P. M.. 10.15 A. M.; Littleton. 5, P. M., ll A. M.; Profile House, 7, A. M., I P. M.; Bethlehem, 6 P. M., 11.30 A. M.; Twin Mountain House, 7 P. M., 12.30 P M.; White Mountain House, 7.30 P. M., IO P. M.; Crawford House, 8 P. M., 2 P. M.; Newport (Lake Memphremagog;, 8.31 P.M., 4.58, A. MT, 12.58 P. M.t Sherbrooke. 3,*) P.M.; Montreal, 8.40 P. M.; Quebec, 7.30A.M., 3.35 P. M. Pullman Palace Sleeping Cart on night trains. No change of cars between Boston (Lowell Depot), and Sherbrooke P. Q. Passengers forWhite Mountains leaving Boston by the 6 P.M. 11 aln lodge at White River function aud leave next morning at 8.20 A. M, jyl—    L.    W. PALMER. Supt. Q RAND INTERNATIONAL 1872 Excursion. 1872 ROUTES VIA Fitchburg and Cheshire Railroads, NOW BEADY FOR SUMMER TOURISTS, To the Famous Adirondack Regions, Saratoga, Lake George. Niagara Falls, Montreal, Quebec, White Mountains, Sic. PULLMAN PALACE CARS BETWEEN BOSTON AND SARATOGA, RUN ON THIS LINE ONLY. Chairs secured at this office. Call or send for Circulars before put chasing tlcketa elsewhere, as our routes are very desirable aud at low i ates. Lute Office, 82 Washington Street, Boston. Jy8—tf    U.    A. FAXON, General Agent. A GENTLEMAN of la,rge business acquaintance in Boston, and go* si ability, would like a situation as Clerk for Trustees, or to have charge of the letting, Ac., of real estate. Address HOMER, Globe office.    <t*—jyit KOPPER AND SPELTER—50 Tons Superior Ingot Copper: 58 tons Extra Spelter. For kale by CROCKER BROTHERS A CO., ii Broad Street. HOTELS. American house, BOSTON. Conveniently located for business or pleasure. Contains apartment* with Bathing aud Water Conveniences adjoining. Also. I*assenter Elevator.    LEWIS    RICE * SON. mar 4—    Proprietors. B e l lev u e h o t e l, 17 A 18 Beacon Street, Reston. The finest Family Hotel and best location In the city. Contains all modern improvements, including Passenger Elevator. European plan. Excellent accommodations for transient guests.    F. S. LEONARD, J e 12—rf    Proprietor. UlRST-CLASS PRIVATE BOARD- ING HOUSE, Rye Beach. N. IL, G. H. JENNESS. Proprietor. Rooms very large, new, and thoroughly ventilated. House French-roof. Accommodates forty. Address ii. H. JENNESS, je28—Im    Rye Beach, N. H._ ll OC KIN OH A M HOUSE, PORTSMOUTH, N. H. The only Fikst-Class Hotel In the city. New and elegantly furnished, unsurpassed In richness of appointments, and the best point from whish to visit the Isles of Shoals, and the Beaehes of Salisbury, Hampton. Rye, York aud Wells. Direct railroad communication with the White Mountains. via North Couway. Jel3—tf    G. W. A J. S. PEIRCE. Proprietors. j^OUTH SHORE SUMMER RESORT. GLADE i~lfo USE, COHASSET, MASS. This beautifully located House, for Transient or Summer Boarders, is now open. For Bathing, Fishing or Boating it has no equal on the whole New England Coast. Eight trains daily leave the Old Colony and Newport Kail load for Cohasset. JAMES L. VIALLK,Proprietor. Cohasset, July A ___Im—JylO Mar s h all house, YORK HARBO It, MAINE. N. CL Marshall 5 Sous PuoPBIRTORS. The location Is exceedingly fine, Bathing, Fishing and Gunning facilities unsurpassed, with the fatuous York Sands but a short distance from the House. Coaches will connect with morning trains at Portsmouth. N. IL, daily, returning at 2.30 P.M.., or OU arrival of Noon train from Boston. Address N. G. MARSHALL A SOSS. York, Me. JelO—tJyl-Aeplm    ... ........... p A REER HO USE, On the European Plan. SCHOOL STREET, BOSTON. HARVEY D. PARKER.............JOHN K. MILLS marl—tf |J O O D COTTAGE, NAHANT. This House having recently been put In the best of repair, aud newJv furnished. Is now open for PERMANENT and Transient boarders. Parties looking for Board at the Seaside for the Season, will find this a quiet and first-class place of resort In every particular. GOOD STABLE and GOOD BOATS connected with the House, and competent men In charge.    FRANK    A.    GUELL. Jy4—tf A LP1NE STREET COTTAGE, Gor- -f»- ham, N. H.—A limited number of summer boarders can be accommodated at the above House during the coming season. Pleasantly located, and in the immediate vicinity of the different points of Interest among the Moimtains. The subscriber will spare no pains to make It a quiet aud pleasant Hum k for all who may favor him with their patronage. Good Teams constantly on hand. For particulars as to terms, Ac., please address J el—# MW1 rn E. E. JACKSON. Gorham, N. H. F A R R A G U T AND HOUSE ATLANTIC HOUSE, RYE BEACH, N. II., Will open MONDAY, June IO, 1972. Eastern Railroad to North Hampton (Ii>e Beach Station), where Coaches will be In Ieauiness. Telegraph Office In house. J. C, PHILBRICK A SON, Proprietors. Je4—TuFlSt T L A N T I C HOUSE, WELLS BEACH, ME. This popular house will be opened June 20. Newly furnisher! and lighted with gas; located close to water's edge, with superior beach. Bathing, boatiug, fishing and gunning facilities hest on the coast; billiards, bowling, At. Fine Quadihllk Band In attendance. A new aud fleet 20-ton Yacht for parties. Eaton’s coaches leave Wells Depot on arrival ot 7.33 A. M., aud 3 P. M. trains from Boston. Extra conveyance on arrival of all trains from Boston and Portlaifd. O. A. FROST, Proprietor. Also Great Falls House, Groat Falls. H Je3—MWF28t ^BEMONT HOUSE RESTAURANT The proprietors of the Tremont House direct public attention to the Cate connected with It. Entrance on both Tremont and Beacon Streets. It Is an attractive aud favorite resort for Ladles. Gen Hemen and Families, and its cuisine is acknowledged to be the best Ut the city. Its patrons are served from an early hour in the morning until midnight. WETHERBEE, CHAPIN & CO. mar 15—tf gT. CLOUD HOTEL, BROADWAY AND 42d STREET, NEW YORK.. A first-class Hotel, three blocks west of Grand Central Dktot, same street,—la conducted on EUROPEAN PLAN, and containing all modern improvements.    RAND    BROTHERS,    Proprietors. Jy2—3m gT. JAMES HOTEL, BOSTON. This large ttnd elegant establishment Is situated on Franklin Square, containing every modern domestic convenience and comfort, Including the largest ami most perfect steam elevator in the country. Every department of the house is In charge of experienced persons, and the whole Is under the careful personal supervision of the proprietors. If our patrons will kindly send us word of their intended arrival, either by telegram or by letter, we shall be better prepared for their comfort. mart—ti    H.    8.    CROCKER    A    SON. CATSKILL . MOUNTAIN HOUSE, VJ Twelve miles from Catskill, N Y. Accessible by the hest mountain road in tne country, and nearer, in time, to New York City, than any other hotel on the Catskills. Elevation above the Hudson River 3008 feet. View, extending over 10,000 square miles, unsurpass xl for beauty by any in the world. Celebrated for Its Invigorating atmosphere. Temperature at nil times 15 to 20 degrees lower than New York city. Telegraph In the hotel. Open from Juue I to October I. Stages and Carriages will be In attendance upon tho arrival of the trains of the Hudson River Railroad and the boats from Albany and Now York. JAME8 E. BEACH, Agent at Catskill for CHARLES A. BEACH’S Mountain House. Je22-lm CHARLES L. BEACH, Proprietor. yiCTORIA HOTEL, St. Jolin, New Brunswick. This Hotel is situated in the Immediate vicinity of the Custom House, Post Office, and business portion of the city, and la first-class in all its appointments. It has one of Tuft’s latest improved 8teain Elevators (the only bouse In the Dominion having one). The parlor" and bedrooms are large aud well ventilated, and arranged for private parties aud families. Persons desiring a pleasant summer residence, will find that the Victoria offers peculiar advantages. St. John Is easily reached from Boston, In twenty hours by rail or in thirty hours by steamer. The climate is cool and invigorating: the scenery in the neighborhood Is very fine, and in the immediate vl Gutty are pleasant drives, good fishing, etc., etc. ( B. T. CREGAN, Proprietor. R. 8. BROWNELL, (Late of the Revere House) Manager. mvt—WSM52t F ALMOUTH HEIGHTS TOWER’S HOTEL. This commodious and well-appointed House, beautl-tifully situated on Falmouth Heights, will be open tor the reception of guests J ULY FIRS x. It has a fine view of “Vinevard Haven." "Oak Bluffs,” and the "Highlands,” at Martha’* Vineyard. It Is In the immediate vicinity of pleasant Drives, and has unsurpassed facilities for Bathing, Boating and Fishing, Being but a minute’s walk from the steamboat landing and the Beach. It will tie In daily communication with Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford by steamer. The new extension of Ae Old Colony Railroad to Falmouth Heights, to Ire completed by th* tenth of July, will enable guests to reach this delightful aea-aldc resort without the sea sickness incident to a trip by boat. HOTELS. YyiLL OPEN JUNE 25th, 1872. THE OCEAN HOUSE, Rye Beach, N. H. Take Eastern railroad, stop at Rye Beach Station. JOB JENNESS, Prop’r. (Late Job .Tenues* A Son.)    tf—mv21 "PINE POINT HOTEL AND LOV- -■ ELL’S GROVE, AT QUINCY PoiNT.-A good Dinner. Fish or Meat, and the moat pleasant spot on the south shore to spend a day or week with your family. HOWARD F. ROWE.Proprietor. Steamer Massasolt leaves Lewis’ Wharf at 11.30, 2.30, and Sundays at 18.30. Come down and try me. Jy8—lw # RANGES, STOVES, &c. Jj^OTEL BANGE WORKS. E. WHITELEY, 57, 59, 61 & 65 Charlestown Street, BOSTON. Patentee and Manufacturer of Patent Wave Flue Oven Ranges, with one large or two or more small fires. Boilers and Furnaces, for warming buildings by low pressure steam or hot water, with all the latest improvements. Greenhouse Boilers aud Pipes Dwelling Houses Fitted up with First-Class Ranges and Furnaces. Water Pipes In Galvanised iron or Brass. Public Houses and Factories fitted with Steam Boilers and Pipes for Warming. New York Haugen at New York Prices. French Ranges on Hand Competent Workmen sent to any part of the United States or Canadas.    m22-tf C O T H N G. SUITS ! SUITS ! SUITS ! Churchill, Watson & Co., WILL Or EN ON FRIDAY, JULY 12th, 1000 SUITS, The balance of a Manufacturer’s stock, and will offer them at a ORE AT REDUCTION From Former Prices. CHURCHILL, WATSON & CO., 269 WASHINGTON STREET, I, 3, 6, 7 Winter Street. Jyl2—3t [I]    _ o T. $30,000 CORSETS, GLOVES, TRIMMINGS AUD THREAD STORE GOODS. Store to he occupied August 1st by Shepard, Norwell A Co. C. H. CREEN, Jy4—UA MWFOt    20    Winter    Street. jpAMILY SC HOOL FOB GI BLS. “ THE WILLOWS,” FARMINGTON, MAINE. SPECIAL ADVANTAGES: Its healthy and beautiful location. The most Elegant and Convenient School Building In New England. Teachers of Superior Qualifications. The equal attention which the least advanced pupil receives with tho most forward. The opjiortuuity afforded to those desk tog it for a complete education to all branches of Housekeeping. The best of facilities in Music and Languages. Pupils received at any time. Address the Principal, MISS L. G. BELCHER, mv8—WFMtf    Farmington, Maine. LEWING MACHIN ES. ALL KINDS OF FIRST-CLASS SEWING MACHINES, For Sale on Easy Terms, at NO. ll TEMPLE PLACE. MACHINES EXCHANGED, REPAIRED, AND TO LET. MACHINES SOLD AND PAY TAKEN IN WORK N. H. White & Co., my31 No. ll TEMPLE PLACE. FMW-.lm QEOBGE BLACKBURN & CO., 136 CONGRESS STREET, BOSTON. —OFFICII FOR SALB— 33 LACKBURN’S FITCHBURG DUCK, Comprising the various numbers of sail duck. Belting and Hose Duck for rubber companies. Also Paper, Car, and other Wide Duck manufactured order. Ashburnham 30-inch Brown Sheetings. Ashburnham Cotton Warps, to all varieties, mar*—tf    * APER HANGINGS! PAPER HANGINGS, FOREIGN and AMERICAN. 1*28—TW GBORGE TOWER, Owner ami Proprietor, Woi<catel. Mu--. A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF FRESH GOODS OF OUR OWN IMPORTATION ARD FROM AMERICAN MANUFACTURERS. Gregory & Robinson, 225 Washington Street. J5—WPM lit npHE LATE DR. GEO. ASTLE’8 JL    Celebrated    Remedies, From original formulas, will be dispensed as heretofore by ODe of the family, from his former office, TS Tremont street, Opposite Tremont House, Briton. my34—SMWti Reston I) nill) <8>lobe. FRIDAY MORNING, .JULY 12, 1872. CONTENTS. FIRST PAGE.—Review of New Publications—The Drama—July Fashions—Our Relations with Spain —Current Notes. SECOND PAGE.—Correspondence—Letters from our Own Correspondents in Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, and Englaud. THIRD PAGE.—Foreign Intelligence: Earl Russell on History; Threatened Strike in tho House of Commons; A Result of the English Strikes; The San Juan Boundary Question; Tho Old Catholic Movement to Turkey; A French Deserter, etc. FOURTH PAGE.—News in Brief-Editorials on Current Topics—Editorial Notes Commenting on tho Day's Doing—Political Notes, Showing how our Exchanges Look on the Baltimore Nominations— Law and the Courts—Educational Matters. FIFTH PAGE.—Educational Matters Continued—By Telegraph: Latest News from all Quarters-Record of Out-Door Sports—Personals—Minor Items. 8IXTH PAGE.—New England News: Latest Events to Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut—Daily Gossip—List of Patents—Miscellaneous; Sagacity of the Swallow; Juan Fernandez, etc. SEVENTH PAGE.—Financial, Commercial, Naval and Marine Records—Boston Kitchen Market. EIGHTH PAGE.-Where People Dine - Matters In Boston and its Neighborhood. NEW PUBLICATIONS. "The American Journal of Numismatics,” for July, has been received by A. Williams & Co. It is full of curious Information regarding coins, coinage and medals, specially valuable to collectors, but not without a charm to the general reader. Since the substitution of the greenback for the dollar and tho eagle, gold and silver arc so rarely seen, that they acquire a kind of romantic, almost pathetic, Interest; and, in reading about them, one revels in a series of imaginative dreams. When an English lady expressed, to the Persian ambassador, her objection to his countrymen, because, she understood, they worshipped tho sun, he quickly retorted,—“Madam, you would worship it, here—if you ever saw it.” We fear that lf our government postpones indefinitely the redemption of specie payments, It will, from an opposite reason, be “all up” with the Christian religion. A sense of mystery must gradually be associated with the precious metals and, anybody who establishes anew the worship of the Golden Calf will be sure of a throng of devout disciples and adherents. Christian duties will be preserved only among that small portion of our citizens who pay or perform their duties at the Custom House. But It still appears we go on coining, though the poople have no practical evidence of the filet in their pockets. Here to a statement respecting “American Coinage,” which must till some minds with amazement:— “The bill before Congress providing for the “revising and amending the laws relating to the Mints, Assay Offices and Coinage of the United States,” has had Ihe effect of opening up a budget of facts aud statistics of more than ordinary interest to the public. The chairman of the committee Whore which the bill is pending, made a report not long since before the New York Chamber of Commerce, giving to a succinct foim a history of tho coinage system, of the United States, and its workings for tho last thirty-four years. During this period, notwithstanding tho suspension of specie pay mon Is for ton years, tho Mint, with its branches, including tho Assay Office Iii New York, coined the enormous amount of 81,093, C38.066, an average amount of $32,185,826, yearly. lite coinage of the last year, ending June 30th, 1871, amounted to $40,157,405, consisting of gobi coin, $21,302,473; stamped gold bars, $13,201,080; silver coin, $1,053,000; slam lied .river bars, $3,544,180; nickel coin, $283,760. “The present coinage bill bs* been In fore© without alteration for thirty-eight years. One of the chang!* sought to Its amendment affects that section relating to the imposition of charges by government on refill ing, stamping and coining the metals used in making tho currency of the country. It Is argued that the government lute no right to make any charge beyond tho actual coit of coinage, for the reason that the gold and silver of the country belong to the people aud not to the government. The actual cost of refining gold per ounce docs not exceed one aud a half cents, and yet the mint charge ranges from eight to eleven cents. This method of turning an honest (ietiny was discarded by Great Britain and France half a century ago as unworthy a great nation. It is hoped that it will at once be discontinued by our government.” 'Hie editor of this "Journal of Numismatics,” under the head of “Currency,” attempts to put iii circulation the following facts and jukes:— “Truth is the best coin current. A mite, English, is one-third of a farthing. A red kind of wood is current In Angola as coin. A thing sometimes brought to pass—a counterfeit bill. In Africa the Cowrie, a small shell, is used as currency. Shipping Interest—sending gold to Europe to i»ay coupons. A million dollars in gold, according to the figures at the mint, weigh about two tons. An ornithologist wants to know what sort of oagle flics the highest. Golden eagles fly the fastest, we are sure of amt. Bezant was the name of a gold coin struck at Byzantium in the time of the Christian Emperors. I n Peru, the pod of the Uehu, a species of Capsicum is used as a coin.” “Littell’s Living Age,” for the present week, has nine attractive articles. We lave been particularly interested in the paper, taken from the Cornbin Magazine, on “Gambling Superstitions.” The science of probabilities shows that gambling, as at present practised, is a species of stupidity as respects the ordinary player; all the chances are against him; but what infatuated gambler ever thinks of the science of probabilities, or what Starr King called “The Laws of Disorder?” It would seem that the study of mathematics should be recommended as the best means of extirpating the gambling instinct and habit. Tho writer in “Cornbin” tells some curious stories, bathe has omitted one which we have always thought to be specially Instructive. A French bachelor, of good fortune and mature years, found that all the happiness that be could get out of life was In the excitement of the gaming table. He avoided all the establishments of blacklegs, played with coolness and inti Uigcnce, avoided heavy risks, and discovered that his income was not only yearly exhausted but that heavy Inroads were being made on his capital. He went to Arogo, as to a physician. A rag.) questioned him as to the amounts he risked, tho houses he frequented, the hours ho daily devoted to the game, etc, These questions, satisfactorily answered, Arkgo briskly said, “Then you must have lost 50,000 francs during the past year.’ “How do you know that?” “O, by a very simple calculation. Tile odds are In favor of tho bank; and a little ciphering tells me the amount of your contribution to its annual dividends.” “But then I could not exist if I hail not this stimulus. Can you tell me how to play so as to lose only about 25,000francs a year? I know I am afflicted with a sort of madness; I know that f can never gain in the long run; but I don’t want to die a pauper," ‘‘Can you afford to lose 25,OOO francs a year?" “Yes." Arago then told him how, if he frequented only “fair and honest" gambling places, he could manage to keep his losses within the specified sum. The writer quotes from Steimnetz a story which curiously illustrates the scientific theory of chances. A Mr. Ogden wagered 1000 guineas to one that “seven” woukl not be throw u with a pair of dice ten successive times. The wager was accepted (though it was egregiously unfair) and strange to say his opponent threw “seven” nine lime* running. At this potnt Mr. Ogden offered 470 guineas to he off the bet. But hts opponent declined (though the price offered w as far beyond the real value of bis chance). He cast yet once more and threw “nine,” so that Mr. Ogden won his guinea. The question comes up, what amount should Mr. Ogden have ventured against tile single guinea of his antagonist? Here is the astounding statement :— “With a pair of dice there are thirty-six possible throws, and six of these give “seven" as the total. Thus the chance of throwing “seven” Is one sixth, and the chance of throning “seven” ten times running is obtained by multiplying six into Itself ten times, and placing the resulting number under unity, to represent the minute fractional chance required. It will be found that the number thus obtained is 60,-466,176, aud instead of I,OOO guineas, fairness required that 60,466,175 guinean should have been wagered against c Beguine®,«oenormous ore the chances against Hie occurence of ten successive throws of “seven.” Even against nine successive throws the fair odds would have been 10,077,595 to one, or about forty thousand guineas to a farthing. But when the nine throws of "seven” had been made, the chance of a tenth throw of “seven” was simply one-sixth as at the first trial. If there were any truth in the theory of the "maturity of the chances,” the chance of such a throw would of course be greatly diminished. But even taking tile mathematical value of the cbanoo, Mr. Ogden need in fairness only have -offered a sixth part of 1,001 guineas (the amount of tho stakes), or 166 guineas 17s. 6*1., to be off his wager. So that his opponent accepted in the first instance an utterly unfair offer, and refused In the socond Instance a sum exceeding by more than three hundred guineas the real value of his chance.” It is a great step from gambling hells to the heaven of Jeremy Taylor’s theology; but In tho present number of "Litten” we have a letter from the “Shakespeare of divines,” hitherto unpublished. It was sent to the “People’s Magazine,” by a friend of the editor, and its authenticity is unquestioned. We give It in full:— “Al adam—I received the letter you wero pleased to mention in your last & sent an answer to yr second question which you prudently did ask upon the reverse of the other. The stunme of it wsis this: that if you find your doubt quiet and resolved; the scruple that arises at any time must bo laid aside by the direct empire of the will without any further discourse of reason: For a scruple Is an unreasonable fear and it commonly proceeds from a good but from a fearful heart: It Is a tondernosse of conscience, but such an one as is more like a sore than the delicacy of a good constitution. It is not always a temptation to sin; sometime* it is; but it Is aiwayes a needless® trouble, & apt to tire a religious person & to make the service of God become a load. Madam if you dare trust, your reason, you may proceed to action; if you dare not, what will you lie guided by? And you must never inquire, if when you are answered you cannot be at rest: but that Is the Infelicity of a scrupulous conscience; It will take any answer but trust none: there is a stone in the foot; if you hold your foot you cannot go forward; if you set it down, you cannot abide it. But Madam all the Divines iii the world agree iii tills, that though a man may not doe anything against a doubting conscience; yet against a scrupulous he may. Madam, Your most humble and affectionate Servant Aug. 29. 57.    (Signed)    JBR:    TAYLOR.” THE DRAMA. GLOBE THEATRE. The hot weather has Utile effect upon the audiences at the Globe, for the steam fan makes the temperature at the theatre as comfortable its during the winter season. The attractions of Humpty Dumpty seem to grow brighter as they grow older,— aud with the exception of the infant prodigios upon the velocipedes, tho entertainment is thoroughly enjoyable. Fox ranks at the head of pantomime artists at present, aud the tricks arranged by him are fully equally to those of the famous Ravel brothers, years ago. To the attractions of a cool tlieatro and a good pantomime, is added the luxury of it good orchestra, who contribute In a large degree to the enjoyment of the entertainment. ^Notwithstanding the immense increase in the expenses attendant upon the production of the various parts of the pantomime nm! the accompanying variety jierformance, no lncteatc has been mode in the admission prices. BOSTON THEATRE. To-morrow night will close the engagements of tho Vokes family, so that those who want to enjoy tho delighted entertainments which these talented artists give must get their tickets at once. A matinee will be given to-morrow. Miss Jennie Lee, Mr. Houard and others appear with great acceptance in tho comedy of "Checkmate” at every performance. Monday night will bring the season to a close, and the varied attractions offered for Mr. M’Glencti’s benefit will doubtless cause a general turnout, BOSTON MUSEUM. Tim trio of stars, Craig, Davies and Sargent, are drawing crowded houses to the Museum, and their efforts in their respective linesof burlesque, ventriloquism and necromancy succeed iii keeping Hie audiences in so good a humor that the heat outside is entirely forgotten and the evening passes away pleasantly In the enjoyment of the novelties presented. The Imitations of celebrated actors by Craig are con • side red the meet attractive part of tile entertainment, and the representation of the well-known peculiarities of Boston’s favorite, Rot mon, is nightly encored, New features are added to the programme each evening, and repeated visits are necessary to see ail the performance* of the three worthies who divide the honors at this establishment. Performances are given every evening as usual, and also on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. FASHIONS FOR JULY. July, says Le Follet, with Its bright sunny days, is Ihe time, par excellence, for garden parties, fetes, concerts, although by the end of the month preparations for travelling will be the order of the day. The Immense variety both of material and of trimming is almost perplexing—the task of selection a somewhat difficult, one for the modiste; but certainly nothing can lie more charming than the light, elegant costumes now seen. Although the “Pompadour” patterns on a black ground are still worn, they have pretty generally given place to those of a white or pale-colored ground. They arc made in foulard-cretonne, muslins, etc., but are more used for tho polonaise or blouse, than for the whole costume, the petticoat being frequently a plain color. It has been said that China era;* would no longer be fashionable; this Is certainly not yet the ease. Never has It been made in more beautiful colors than at present, and, owing to the ease with which It may be gracefully draped, and Its softness and beautiful texture, it is one of the materials most suitable for summer wear. Notwithstanding the summer weather, we find velvet to be one of the favorite trimmings. It is put on all serfs of fancy materials. On satin and taffetas, on silk grenadine,CbambOry gauze, and woollen grenadine, on batiste, muslin, or organdy black velvet predominate*; It is always admitted to be extremely becoming, and harmonizes so well with any color. Woollen guipure of different shades is mueli worn; indeed, the colors tfcru—buff or brown—lasing aa greatly or more In favor than ever. Tho lace matching the dress is not likely at present, to be dlscaidod, as it fottns such a very pretty finish. Flounce*, as well us velvet and lace, are still much wont, and are often bound with a color. The fashion of scalloping the edges of flounces or bias bands is very universal, It Is so very pretty and inexpensive a style of trimming, especially suited to young ladies’ costumes, the scallojis being merely bound over. Fichu* are again becoming fashionable; they are made of China crajie, tulle or muslin—the simple fichu merely crossing In front, and falling In long ends at the bock, the peplum fichu, with a hood and teasel; the draped fichu, made in folds, and fastened here and there by bows of China crape or ribbon; others pointed behind and square In the front, or cresset! shawl fashion, the ends hanging in front under the sash. White bodies arc made a* formerly, platted and with Insertions of lace or embroidered muslin. The only novelty about them boing a colored lining of rose, blue, or mauve, and a bow of the same color on tho shoulders and tho bottom of the sleeve*. Robe of faille of a delicate shade of blue, with fit6 narrow plaited flounce* of blue gauze, *ep-arated by wide bands of ribbon velvet. The tunic covering this skirt is of blue gauze, with “Pompadour” bouquets. Wide velvet bauds loop it up ut the back near the skies, but at the left side, nearly at the waist, a very large bow and ends of w ide velvet are placed. Bows of velvet are also placed on the body aud steeve*. In order to give our readers as exact an idea a* possible of the bonnets likely to be worn during this season, we will look first at the different sbai*es most iii favor; and first we have the flat front and high crown, which is sometimes raised toward the back, whlle nioie usually it is flattened so as to fit over the U p ut the chignon. Tacit comes the diadem, Ugh in front and k»w ever the ears, or the narrow diadem forming a curled round border. After these come* the "Pamela," rather a large bonnet, short at the sides, but falling well over the chignon. These, with tie variations every skilful modiste knows so well how to make, are the models from which all the elegant and becoming coiffures will be made. For garden ami seaside wear, the hats are worn to shade the face more than of late years—the “BernoU” of white straw, covered with gauze Wuilloitnee or ch bainie ruche*, either of white or colored gauze, with a bouquet of flowers on the crown; or the “Montag-nard,’’ of colored or white straw, (rimmed with black velvet and lace, and a bunch of flowers with tong trails telling at the back. Both these style*are much worn; but the "Bergere,” or gypsy hat, of leghorn, is gaining favor, ami Is certainly most useful, as it forms a covering for the neck as well as for the face. EELATIONS WITH SPAIN. HOW A PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENTIAL CONFLICT IS TO BE FOUGHT ON THE SOIL OF SPAIN—THE HOUARD ELEMENT—WHAT THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT OFFICERS SAY CONCERNING THE SITUATION, ETC. A Madrid letter of .lune 22d, published In the New York Herald of yesterday, contains the following: There is some excitement here as to the demand that has been made ujton tho Spanish government for the release of Dr. Houard. The doctor is now In prison at Cadiz under tho observation of the American Consul. The circumstance that such a demand has been made indicates a new policy with Spain on the part of our government and answers the multitude of enquiries and speculations as to whether Gen. Sickles really meant to return to Madrid, to remain as Minister, or to go home again In a kind of Catacazy disgrace at the request of the Spanish government. It is amusing to see how these stories find currency here. One journal assured us that the general merely came back for his family; another that the Spanish Ministry had intimated to Mr. Fish that a new Minister would lie more acceptable to Spain. The Spanish mind rapidly arrived at the conclusion that America was in a fine state of terror as to Cuban affairs; that the earnestness of Gen. Sickles upon the subject was not welcomed at "Washington, esjiecially to an administration that dread* the power of Spain as keenly as that of Gen. Grant. On the other hand, we can readily understand how any American in active employment, especially with political purpose* and ambitions at home, w ould hesitate before giving an unusual fragment of bis life to Madrid. At it* bent, and with all the color and grace and harmony and vivacity that we see In tho Spanish character, there I* a monotony and reserve In Spain, a stagnant, dormant, anxious feeling, that remind* you of what a convict colony might be with the population In a state of penance. I can soc how Spain would lie tempting to a literary man full of romance and impressed with the poetry of the race, like Irving, or to a politician out of employment, and well on in life, like Halo. But Carl Schurz went home as soon as he hoard the cannons tiring in our rebel war, and I can fancy that with the uproar and uncertainty of our coming Presidential canvass, and the keen zest which the true political soldier feels for a well-fouglit campaign, only an unusual reason would keep Gen. Sickles out of the fray. It may be safe to assume that this unusual reason does exist. Gen. Grunt mentis to light one of the battles of his Presidential campaign here in Madrid, aud Gen. Sickles bas returned to licgtn It. The battle began with the case of Dr. Houard. You have hoard all about tho ease—how a doctor pretty well on in years and in practice in Clonftie-gos, Cuba, was supposed to have taken an active part with the- rebels, and Wits tried 4)y a Spanish court-martial, which In the most unaccountable manner did not put him to death, but pronounced a sentence of imprisonment. There was really no evidence implicating tho doctor in the rebellion, hut he was persecuted because his family, moat of whom—the active young men, at least—were In tho rebel Cuban army. One nephew wa* the famous Frederic Fernandez Cavada, who was the Commader-ln-Cbief of the Cuban force*. Cavada had served in our array as a colonel at Gettysburg, among other places, and at tho clo*e of the war was made consul at Trinidad de Cuba by Mr. Seward. Here ho resided when the rebellion broke out He resigned, took command of the insurrectionary forces and did wliAt fighting ho could, until upon one occasion ho was captured and tho next morning shot through tho head by order of a Spanish court-martial. There are other Cavallas still in active rebellion, and beyond the reach of the Spanish authorities. So Spain bas dealt with the doctor, because of the sins of his kinsmen. The authorities linve been encouraged to do this by tho attitude of Governor Fish, who, In all of his correspondence mid utterances on the subject, has seemed to think that Houard was somehow rightfully arrested and Imprisoned, or. at least, that he had no claim of citizenship. No one doubts that the secretary holds such a position honestly; but upon the Spanish mind, which is not apt to be severely honest iii Its political views, the hesitation of Mr. Fish was regarded as an expression of our fear of the enormous {lower of Stalin. While Gen. Sickles was absent on wedding tours aud campaign* against Erie we have been mildly seeking gentleness to Houard, making requests, throwing out hints and ho;ms anti gently intimated desires that Stalin In Its infinite mercy would remand the doctor to his family and frien.is. So far na America is concerned, the Spanish mind thinks that our administration is In terror of its arms and prestige. So far as Cuba Is concerned, Spaiu has no abundant mercy. As I have said, the average Spanish mind believes that nothing has prevented the United States from taking Cuba by force of anus but a dread of Spain. We have been regarded, aud are now, os something like a nation of filibusters. Our whole course during this revolution, our patience under indignities, our silence in the pretence of atrocities which disgrace civilization, the meekness with which we have submitted to interference with our commerce and the rights of our citizens, come simply from terror inspired iii American mind* by Spanish valor. There is another party here—a party of politicians In desperate circumstances, one might say—who see no better remedy for the misfortunes of tile country than a war with the United States. With tho dismal outlook that spreads before the Spanish statesmen— anarchy; almost bankruptcy; money borrowed for the exchequer at thirty-eight per cent., poverty, Idleness, intrigue, malversation of the funits, insurrections in the South, rebellions in the Basque regions, high taxation and constantly increasing budget deficiencies, king* aud pretenders warring upon each other—there is no butter relief than a w ar with the United States. It would postpone the evil day; it would stifle sedition, and unite all parties; it would strengthen Amadeus on his quicksand throne; it would summon into new life all the dormant chivalry of the Spanish character and revive ti e glories of Charles V. Revolution w ould be silent in the presence ut war; and revolution now advances with such menacing aspect that we question whether even war will awe it bito silence. When Gen. Sickles returned here from Ids wed ling tour and Et Ie campaign be found what is caile I a “C abinet crisis.” A Minister had I teen found with his arms in the treasury. A hundred thousand dollars had been taken out, abstracted from the fund that is set apart for the uses of the army—a kind of sacred savings bank fund—and devoted to “election purpose*,” very much in the manner of a certain political manager hi New York. It made a great scandal. Ministers resigned and government was in the air waiting for tho return of Marshal Serrano, who was in the Bosque country putting down tile Basque rebels. As soon us Serrano returned, and the new uiachiue was put toto toleration, a note was plunged at the Spanish government by our Minister of a character far different from the former mild and muddy communications, which did little more thau intensify the Spanish in their belief that we were afraid of their power. Iii this note Gen ..Sickles called attention to tile case of Dr. Houard as one which had excited the most serious apprehensions in the minds of the President and the people. He show ed that Dr. Houard was a native of Vbiladel|ihia. of French parentage; that he studied medicine there and graduated at Jefferson Medical College; that lie took up his residence in the island of Cuba to practice hi* profession; that he never waived his citizenship, but, on the contrary, registered hi* name as an alien resident, a* provided by the municipal laws of Cuba, at the cffice of the constituted authorities; that hi* family continued to reside in Philadelphia, one of his sons being at this (into a practising physician in Pennsylvania, and that in all restate he was a citizen of the United States and entitled to the protection of our flag. lids being the case, as was shown by documentary evidence, Gen. Sickles proceeded to show that by the treaty of 1796, between Spain aud tim United States, no American citizen, no matter what offence was charged against him, could be legally tried in Cuba, or any Spanish possession, except before the regulariy constituted tribunals. Bo, without considering the question of Dr. Houard’* guilt or innocence, the general showed that beiug an American citizen, under the protection of this treaty, and having been tried and sentenced by a court-martial in direct violation of its provisions, Spain was compelled to release him. After reciting the fact* at length, tho general concluded his note by saying that he teas instructed by the President to make a peremptory de-nnnd fur the release. In the ordinary course of diplomacy a note of this kind, especially in this idle country of Spate, would have taken a month or two for on answer. Our correspondence with the Spanish authorities has generally been of this idle, sentimental character. By this I mean that no matter how argent the Minister might be there was no propelling or impelling power behind him. But the President’s instructions In this new case did not admit of any delay. The Ministers were Informed that the demand was an earnest demand, and that we must, have an answer before Congress adjourned, as In the event of a refusal to release Dr. Honan] the President might have a communication to make to Congress on the subject. If Mr. Saga«ta hail remained in power, the Minister who resigned the other day. because of the mysterious disappearance of the 2,000,060 reals for “ election purposes,” there would probably have been an issue made upon the Houard case—suspension of diplomatic relations and no end of bother. For, so far a* I understand the character of Mr. Sagasta, he represents that school of truculent statesmen to whom I referred a moment since, when I spoke of men who saw no way out of the present embars** men ta of the country but a war with the United States.. A truculent, ambitious, unscrupulous man—the worst, example of the worst type of Spanish statesmen, the Influence of Sagasta has done more harm to Spain, and to the new dynasty which is striving to tint! root here, than can well tee imagined. Marshal Serrano succeeded him. And more could be lio{ied from the plain, blunt, large-minded soldier, who had the courage to pardon the Basque rebel* and deny Spain that blood, for which she stood panting anti Impatient, than from any of the men now In pow er or apt to gain power. As it is, therefore, the effect of the new policy of the President as expressed by Gen. Sickles, wa* seen In the conduct of the Serrano Ministry. Instead ot waiting for a month and permitting the note to drift through tho bureaus and translation clerks of the Foreign Office, a* soon as It was known that tho President wa* In earnest, that he meant what his Minister said, and a good deal more, perhaps; that he had asked for Dr. Houard and meant to have no refusal; that In fact if there were any complications In the matter, a man-of-war would be around at Cadiz, where Houard Is now In prison,to assist Gen. Sickle* in simplifying matters, as coon as the Ministry had really comprehended tim fact that an earnest word hail been spiketi at laid.— the note was taken up and considered in Cabinet. AVIthin three days from the delivery of the note, the Getieral was informed that it had been under debate anti that there was no doubt that the doctor wi ald be released. The Spanish government, through M. Marto*. the new Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, informed Gen. Siekles {bat the doctor, who Is now at Cadiz, would lie released. Considering that Manos has only been one week in office, the promptitude with which the demand of Ibe American government was conceded is a* ratifying a* it Is unusual. Several reasons, it is felt here, conspired to hasten the demand. Gen. Sickles’ note demanding the release is said to have bt en peremptory In Its tone, and indicated that bls visit borne had lieen follower! by a new jiolicy in Caban matters. In addition to the note, the General is repotted to have lost no occasion to press upon the Spanish Minister the absolute linpirtanoe of settling the matter at once. Serrano, as I have already mentioned, lrnd practised to release tho doctor, but he was whirled out of his place almost before he was warmly In It, and could not carry out bis intentions. Then came the American fleet to Gibraltar and Lisbou, within an easy sail of Cadiz. And suddenly the rumor spread that the American shill* bad come to take the doctor, that they wero tinner the command of Sickles and that they meant to bombard Cadis. So when our Minister made his formal call to-day upon Marto*. the question of Ilouard came up. The Minister, according to tho meet authentic narratives in circulation, said that he trusted our government would change tile tenor of It* demand for the delivery of the doctor, and, instead of arguing a question of citizenship or the right of the two nations in the premises, to make the request on the ground of mercy and as an aet of grace, as a personal favor from King Amadeus to President Grant, and there woukl be no trouble. Our Minister said lie had made his case, and he wanted it considered upon its merits The Spanish Secretary replied that ho understood that instructions had lieen sent out from Washington directing the application to be mudo upon the ground of clemency, tliat the Spanish Minister had so instructed. Gen. Sickles replied that of course his instructions could only appear la Ids note as written. But at the same time M. Mart os could not exaggerate the gravity of tho situation; that ihe President was very much in earnest about it. M. Marten suggested that under the treaty, and even conceding all that the American government set forth in behalf of Houard. tho Spanish hail power to send him back to Cuba for trial liefore the civil courts. All that the American government complained of was that he hail been tried by a milltaiw court. The right of trial by civil court remained, and unless the Americans would make the application for release iii mn the ground of mercy, there might be danger of his returning to Cuba. In that case the General Is reputed to have said be would demand a copy of the record of the doctor’s conviction, anti show that even upon the record there would be no ground for remanding him to Cuba, and that he could not but think tim result of the remand would he to increase the gravity of the situation. M. Mart cs then replied that there was no idea of remanding the doctor, that he would be released, and that he merely threw out this idea to show that the Spanish ground was not altogether untenable. It is expected the order for release will lie sent to Cadiz without delay. So ends the Houard case, and so begins our new policy with Cuba. You will no doubt hear of the release of the doctor before you receive this letter. As was said In the beginning, Gen. Grant mean* to tight at least one of UU Presidential battles here in 8 pul ii. lf he wins the Houard case—and I think It has been won—the whole Cuban question will bo reopened and America will remonstrate a* she has not done before against the whole course of tile .Spanish policy In that colon?. The cruelties of the volunteers, the shooting of the students, and above all things, the circumstance that shivery is permitted in Cuba. will lie brought to the attention of the Spanish government. A drop Interest is felt here as to the policy of the Praam Silt, and unless everything should be submerged in a new revolution, w ith another king or pretender coining over the border snd Amadeus In flight for Savoy, or going down to a ditch as poor Mexican Maximilian did, to meet hi* fate at the hands of a corium!’* guard—unless this burning shame of shams anti follies aud misrule should break into a new eruption, Hie most interesting <| nest ion to Spanish amt American men f »r the next six months, will be the development of Gen. Grant’s new policy with Hpain. CURRENT NOTES. St. Louis aspires to become the centre of the narrow-gauge railroad system of the United States. A Philadelphia paper sighs for sn>w. it will have to wait awhile. An experiment upon fowls shows that they die after two months’ tippling of absinthe. Since Dr. McCosh took charge of Princeton Col loge t It has received gifts amounting to $700,000. Mill’s essay “On Liberty’’is being translated into Japanese. The strikers in New York have cut down the amount of new building going on there nearly one-half, us compared with last year. There is a society of Mormons in Paris, who kl all respects conform to the social and spiritual habits in vogue at Salt Lake City. Four sisters in Iowa are saki to hare Inherited a French estate which gives them 1,500,000 francs apiece. Aristocratic Fifth avenue now has its sidewalk merchant*, who actually have the audacity to display their wares upon railings of undoubted respectability. So many nostrums for “building up the system” are now in the market, that the old method of doing so by carrying bricks in the bat appears likely to be superseded. A lump of pure gobi, weighing half a pound, was recently found by a negro woman on a plantation la Union county, N. C. The woman was hoeing cotton and knocked the lump over with her hoe. An Owen, Kv., girl who wanted to be married the other day, but wasn’t ok! enough, got a friend of twenty-five to personate ber at the clerk’s office, and by the shrewd dodge secured a husband. Josh Billings says: “We read that Esaw Bold his birt brite for soup, aud many wondered at his extravagance; but Esaw tUseovered arty what many a man has discovered since, that it is hard to live on a pedigree.” As a general thing we are inclined to believe that suicide fails to effect its object, if that object be to render the victim any more happy or comfortable than ho wag before; but the Chinaman in Honolulu, who killed himself to escape from the toothache, no doubt succeeded. Halifax, N. S., has a brave girl of seventeen, named Emma Longard. Her father’s bouse being attacked by a burglar the other night, she Jr»Rsed herself in an absent brother’s clothes, and with a poker so belabored the rascal that his recovery la doubtful. A boomerang was recently exhibited in the California Academy of Selene**, obtained front the indians et San Iago canyon, Lee Angelo* county, Cal. Tho weapon is described as being used by the indians of that locality in precisely the same way aa that in which it is used by the aatioue of Australia. A celebrated poet, writing to an editor, proposed to supply bbl. with any length of lino*, and for any occasion. The reply wa* practical: “Semi me a hundred yards of line* strong enough to fish for conger eels, ami that will boar the tug of a porpoise, aa I aru going to the Isle of Wight for a week’s fishing.”