Blairsville Press, January 31, 1869

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The Blairsville Press (Newspaper) - January 31, 1869, Blairsville, Pennsylvania Street. BtAIKSVILLK. INDIANA COW K 1'A. JB IC HUE A. ICST T JB AI S> AU Work noatly executed JOB Anditor's Nwtieot, S- tiud Bxoc'n' aucli, 2 jllottd 2 I Enoh juseruim, suil., Struys, jior 2 Quarter Column, one yenr, -0 Half Column, One Colu-nn, 00 (Munta, per K N T A L SURGEON, janS ly BLAIHSVILLE, PA, II A It L B S S T E W A U T WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER tlM opened Jtith an entire new stick of CLOCKS, WATOHKS. JKWEMIY, WARS, which he will aell at Eastern prices. Repairing done at reasonable rntt! and warranted DR. J. W. HUGHES, PRACTICAL 1'llYSI cian and Surgeon, Hlairsville, Pn. jiain street, door bel-w Kvorctt Will practice in Indiana, and Westmoreland counties. AlZ-ly ______ SM. HAWKINS, MKRCIIAXT TAILOR opposite Everett Homn. ISIuiryrillc, I'eiina. in Ca.iaiineK. Ac. Cloth- ing made order in the latent .ityh-s, neticonnd moat rcasonuble 1. M. SI1KAK. P. W. IIICK.SOS I., li. iHIAFK. GRAFF, SHEAR A CO., PHOUUfK MKK- chanta, Bliur.iville Pa. purchiisors of Grain, Wool, Pork, Butler, Ac. janl8'67-tf FM. M'CONOUGHY, M. PKACTICAL Phyaieian and [ndinim Pa. Office south-west corner of Main and Spring itreeU. jnniily L S 0 N N 0 H R I 8 ATTORNEY AT LAW, 241 South Third Street, Philadelphia, Will attend to nnd legal bnainws In he of Philadelphia.' B OOK BINDING The undersigned lins opened n book bindery In the anJillor of (Joorgo SUiltmiller, cornnr of North Clymor null Water Streets, Iinliiinii, Pn., JIo prepared to do nil of work in liUlino. Any work left nt tho PIIKSS offico, lilairsvillc, will be promptly attended to. novtS-tf CHRISTIAN O W A K D 8 H E P I. E Y ly Iho ot TllairKVlllo nnd vi that ho bun ronRtantlv ou huint ;i largo Bud well selected slock of the best MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, Stuffs, Perfumery, And Toilet Articles; Paints, Varnishes, CARBON OIL, LAMPS AND SHADES. n largo assortment of Religious, Scientific, Miscella neous and S X fi 0 fi 0 S Mliinory, PorWulioi. Photograph Memo niuiluini, liookK, Arx-ount liookn, 4.C. Fifty of lilblus, Ti-M.v montc, and Hymn liookn. PRICES REASONABLE. carefully Vfwjtputg nud series of Scliuof nf City Wlioh-iik UluirnrilU Juu. S, VOL. II. BLAIRSVILLE, PA., FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 1868. NO. WIFK. nv c. it. The evoniiiK shadows ucorer draw clock's slow hands I fua App oach the hour, when work all o'er, I'll haste to thco. Hark now I hoar the welcome The whistlo free. "I'is nix the day has run its round And now for home, and thee. Doinioil hat and cout, and in tho The lijjhts shino clxiorily, Through hurry ing crowds, with gtepsmoro fleet, I eomu, dear wife, lo theu. At length upon the door I kniick, Where thou art won't to bo, I hear tho ticking of the dock And now I wait for tuco. I hear thy step approach the door Thy cheerful smile I see; Thy lips I homo onco more, With thee, dear wife, with thee. I bless Our Father for the joys Which ho has giv'u to me; But most my heart, my tonpuo employs, In thanking him lor thee. Oh may our lives together glide From care and sorrow free; Until our Savior to his side, Shall welcome thee and me. Twenty Months in Rebel Prisons. have lus to reflect on, as nil woll know who Fell its pangs. I wonder what will become of they give as a parole and seni us have they anything to feed us we doomed to stay here the ment at. home permit us to remain in this vile Such were the anxious inqui- ries that went uroinid attended with such exclamations as what an abominable bole this of dirt and very little atmosphere and no a peep out to'catch a glimpse o [daylight nnd tliis would cause a bullet from one of those grim looking sentries nice prospect make the best of it I This wise conclusion was ar- rived at very summarily, and happy were they who determined to bear philosophically their terrible lot, for these men alone re- turned. Let one's spirits become depressed and death followed swift to-attack his yield- ing victim. He very seldom brought his "fever cohorts ngainst a cheerful prisoner. A hearty laugh was the best antidote for the ills that beset ui. (TO COXTIXUED.) lit A SUFFKIJET. TIIK sE.uicti. On reaching the Libbj the prisoners were omiod in line and ushered into the ollice ne by one, when their persons underwent a igorous was conducted with the ro.isest indecencias and the mojt brutal and owardly insults. our letters were sub- cted 10 tha scrutiny of these, our gentle- manly keepers, and having read aloud and isciuited upon their contents they would re- urn them to their mortified owners with the haritable assurance that they had no fur- her use for :hem. They took our watches and money, filched our pockets of every- hing they contained, pulled off our boots in he hope of finding "greenbacks" therein, oro out the lininjj.s of our Iml.s with the tune covetous intent and all the time nccom- >anying their movements with indecent omments about our persons, or wilh a (ring of curses when their investigations irored fruitless. No respect was had for those precious keepsakes which every snlnier bore about litn. The mementoes of dear ones at tome, the divineness of friendship and love. L'here was in the squad before us, a young .lieutenant, a beardless boy, but a gallant iflicpr who, often, without quailing, had )0rnc his Generals' orders through the thick- est of the nght, and who stood here now, in he presence of the thieving poltroon who vas stripping him, and, while the tears tarted from his eyes Mid his lips trembled j iih his emotion, besought him to lo'.uni bis 3ible. It was my mother's he cried and she is since dead. Oh! in God's name implore you to give it to me." It wcs a pitiful appeal, and came like a wail roni a broken heart so sad was its tone, but nstcad of pity it only provoked a sneer from he coarse rebel who threw it aside wilh a curse upon such teiulernc-sg. A COWAIliM.y BLOW. Another, whose young spirit took fire at the indignities heaped'upon him, protested n strong and manly terms against such das- tardly and asked if this was their vaunled chivalry? "Yes, you d------d Yankee was the characteristic reply of the sergeant standing and take that to keep you in mind of following the words with a heavy blow from his clunched fist that staggered the oflicer. and laid open hig cheek with a .voutid, from which spirted a stream of blood. Recovering his feet, and with blanched face he started forward to return the blow, but a line of bnyonets stopped his progress, while tho coward who struck him covered his body with a revolver and with bitter taunts bid him come on. Boys in Blue, ye of the army of the Re- public, brothers, comnmei in arms, will you not remember this insult, this foul indignity, this brutal attack upon your fellow soldier 1 He wore our country's uniform; he fought by our side under that country's flag; he lied for her in one of the enemies prison pens and sleeps in an unknown grave. Will you refuse him justice? Will you be un- grateful Will you forget him No I no I we have faith in the men who followed Grant and Sherman. The spirit voices of Iho dead will join with those of the living and in one grand chorus will thunder vengeance. Jus- tice sleeps but memory is awake, and the recollections of the wrongs inflicted on tho dead will not permit us to be recreant in our duty to them. AFTKB THE 8EAHCH. Whilu (bis thieving search was in process we who had been robbed were crowded into an adjoining room and left a prey to our thoughts and hunger. It would have been hard to tell which gave us most pain, the of famine or the doubts and fears that possessed us. We had received no ra- tions for a 'Jay and hunger is a good stinui- ky'.. f Nasby Goes to Ohio on a Mission of Mercy. POST Oms, CONFKDHIT X ROADS, (Wich is in the Stait uv Kentucky, December 23, When the Almighty made nigger lie ought to hev madeoin so that mix in with the soop erior race would hev been an impossibility. The cuss of misspgemishuti, and the hatred uv the Dimocrisy uv Ohio for niggers, hex, between em, left me in ft condisheu wich I hardly supposed I shood ever find myself in. I rite these lines, propped up-in a bed at my bonrdin house, tny face beaten .to a jelly, nnd perfeklj kivered with a sticken plaster; my nose, alluz the bunuty and glory uv mj face, is enlarged to twict its fair my few remaiiiin leelh hev been knocl down my throat, my lips resemble sausages, my left ear is forover no more, and wat little hair wujt hnngiti about my .venerable temples is gone, my head is ez bald ez a billiard ball, and twict its normal size. It come about thus: There wuz trouble in one uv the southern counties- uv Ohio. In ft reliably Democratic township in that county is a settlement uv niggers, who, in the old lime, ran away from Kentucky, nnd setllin here where they cood hav wat they earned, wich they wuz jist so much swindled out uv in Kentucky, accumu- lated wealth. Uv course, co'inio from Ken- tucky, these niggeis nre many uv em ez near white ez they can be. One uv em who car- tied with him the name uv his master, and, rz he says, father. Lett, is ez near a while man ez may be, nnd cz he married a wench who wuz a shade whiter than he, their chil- dren nre jist a touch whiter than boih uv em. Uv these he hed three daughters nuigia from sixteen lo twenty. Now ihis Lcll was a disturber. He had a farm uv perhaps 200 akers wuz taxed heavy fur skool purposes, but his children wuzn't of coarse allowed to attend skool. None of the nigger children were. But this Lett got the ijee into his head that there witzn't no pro- priety iu his payia taxes without enjoyin some of the benefits arizen from em, and aided nnd abetted by the olher niggers, who were wicked enough to complain uv payin taxes lo the support uv white skools, he sent his three daughters to the skool, directin them to present themselves boldly, take thoir seats quietly, and study They did so. The skoolnmrtn, who wuz a young black eyes and nateral curls, from the State of Noo Hatnpsheer where they per- sekoot the only assented in reseevin em, but joyfully gave em seats and put em into uv white chil- dren. There wuz trouble in that "township. I wuz sent for to wunst, and gladly I come. I wuz never so gratified in my life. Hud small pox broken out in that skool, there woodcut have been half ihe eggscitement in the town- ship. It wuz the subject uv yooniversul talk everywhere, nnd the Dimocrisy wuz a bilin like A pot. I met the trustees uv the town ship, demanded ef they intended lamely to submit to this outrage 1 I askt em whether they intended to Jicv their children set aide by side with the descendants uv Ham, who wuz condemned to a posishen nv inferiority forever? Kin you, I asked, so degrade yoor- selves and so blarsl the self respect uv yoor children? And bilcn tip with indignashen they an- swered and yoonanimously re- quested me lo accompany em to Ihe skoo house that they might peremptorily expel those disgustin beins who had obtrooded themselves among those uv a sooperior race. On the way to the skool house which was perhaps a mile distant, I askt the Board et they knowed these girls by site. No ihey replide they hed never seed em. I hev bin sed I, "that they air nearly white." They ore." said OBO uv em, quite white." It mailers sed I, feelin that there wuz ft good opportunity for improvin the oc> II matters not. There is sutnin in tbe nigger at wich the stink uv tho white man absolootely rebels, and from wich it instinkt- ively recoils. So much experience bev I hed with em that put me in a dark room with one uv em, no matter how little nigger there is in em, nnd that unerrin instink wood betray em to me, wich by the wny goes to prove that the dislike we have to em is not the re- sult of prejudice, but is a part uv our very nanliera, and one uv its highest and holiest attribooU." Thus communin, we reached and entered ifie skool house. The skool inarm wux therp ez brite and ez crisp cz n Janooary morning; the skolers .vuz ranged on the seels ex. idly ez possibly. sed I, wo are informed lhat three 1 wenches, daughters of one Lett, known. a nigger, is in thin skoal, a .ningiiii with our daughters ez a ekal.' Is it so The Misses Lett are in this sed she, ruther mischeevlously, "nnd I am happy to state that they are among my best pupils." sed I sternly, "pint them out to sed she. That we may bundle em sod I. BU'SS me sed she, I reely coodent do that. Why expel em sctl I, "no nigger shel contami- nate the white children uv this No suck disgrace shel be put onto em." sed this agjmivatin skool murm wich wuz from Noo Hampshire, put em out." But show me wich they are." Can't you detect em, sir? Don't their color betray em Ef thoy are so neer white that yoo can't select em at a glance, it strikes me that it can't hurt very much to let em stay." I wuz sorely puzzled. There wuzn't a pirl in the room who looked at all niggery. But my reputashen wnz at slake. Noticin three girls settin logether who wuz somewhat dark complecled. and whose black hair waved, 1 went for em and shoved em out, the cussid skool marm almost bustin with lafter. Here a tragedy okkurred. At the door I met a man who rode four miles in his zeal to assist us. He hed alluz hed an itchin to pitch into a nigger, nnd ez he cood do it, now safely he proposed not to loose Ihe chance. I wuz a puttin on em out, and lied jist dragged em to Ihe door, when I met him en- lerin it. "What is sed he, with a surprised look. We're pul'in out these cussid wenches, who is contaminatin yoor children and sed I. Ketch nold of that pekoolyerly dis- juslin one sed I. "Wenches! You Ihetn girls is my girls.'1 And without waitin for explanashen, HIP infooriated monster sailed into me, the skool marm layin over on one uv the benches ex- plodin in peels uv lafter, the like uv wich i never heard. The three girls, indignant at buin mistook for nigger wenches, assisted their parent, ind, between em, in about four minutes I wuz insensible. One uv the trus- tees, pitying my woes, took me to the nearest ralsroad slashcn, and somehow, how I know not, I got home, where I am at present re- cooperatin. I hev only to say that when I go on sich a trip again, I shel require as condishen prece- dent that the Afrikins to be put out she! hev enuir Afrikin Into em to prevent such mis- takes, But, good Lord, wat hevent I suffered in this cause? PETROLEUM V. NABIIY, P. M., (Wich is Postmaster.) Interesting to Freemasons. The French Freemasons celebrated the reconciliation which has tiilten place between the rival societies known as Le Con.scil Su- whose headquarters are in the Rue Grenelle St. Honore, and Le Grand Orient de of the Hue Cadet. Ninety years all the French Freemasons weic under ilin Conseil whose stat- utes are the same as those given lo the Free- masons by Frederick the Great, placing all appointments in the gift of the Grand Mas- ter, who has also the right of nominating his successor. When ihe revolution broke out this aristocratic system led to many disputes, the result of which was that .a schism look place in the Conseil" dissentients formed themselves into a separate society, the Grand Orient de France" under Phil- ippe Egulile, father of King Louis Philippe. This society all appointments elective and tenabki for five years only. The "Grand Orient" rapidly rose in numbers and popu> larity, and has for some time been far more powerful than the which it did not recognize. Mutual friends of the two socie- ties have long endeavored to establish friendly relations between them, but they did not succeed in their object until a few months ago, and the membets of the Orient" were enteriained for the first time by the "Conseil" (II a banquet. great men performed their greatest achievements before forty 1 Alexander the Great died at thirty-three. Napoleon had achieved all his victories at thirty-five. Washington wns twenty-seven when he covered the retreat of the British army under Braddock, and not forty-five in 1776. At thirty-three Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence. At thirty, Hamilton helped lo frame the Constitution of tho United States. At twenty-three Mel- ancthon wrote the Loci Communes, which passed through fifty editions in his lifeiime. At thirty-three, he wrote the Augsburg Confession. At twenty-nine, Ursinus wrote the Heidelburg Catechism. Zwingle wrote Jjis chief works before forty, and died at forty-six. At the Disputation of Leipsic, Lulher was thirty-five at the diet of Worms thirty-seven. Allwenty-seven, Calvin wrote the Inslitutes. Moses sent young men to spy out the land of Canaan, and Joshua sent young men as spies lo Saul, David and Solomon achived.their greatest work be- fore they had reached middle life. John the Baptist and the Apostles did their life-work as young men. and Jesus Christ finished his labors and endured his sufferings as a young man. Not a decrepit, worn out life, but the warm blond of man- hood's morning, did he shed upon the cross for the world's redemption. THE police of Toronto have n slrange fashion of equipping themselves for duty. They leave their revoln-rs carefully locked up at the Station house. The other day one of them was attacked, while on his beat, bj a mad dog, who bit him very severely in the boot leg. He instantly ran to the station, and procuring his revolter, proceeded to give chase to Ihe dog. But the dog was beyond range, and after failing a cow, a follow dog, and another policeman, whose revolver was also nicely put away in the sation house, the dangerous animal passed safoly to parts in- The Methodist Church. Among the topics of interest which the approaching General Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, to be held at Chicago, next May, will discuss, will be the question o( lay deloguies. Petitions in favor of thejmensure wore submitted at its quad- rennial session, held at liull'.tlo, in 1800, and after an elaborate discussion the bishops ar.d members of the body expressed their wil- lingness to open the doors of ihe legislative councils of the Church to the laity whenever a majority of the members of the denomina- tion asked for admission. The friends of, the movement immediately instituted meas- ures to have an expression of the popular will, and the question was put to a vole within the bounds of the annual conferen- ces. The result showed that a large majority were adverse to the proposed change, and it was so reported at the General Conference held in 186-t. The advocates of the reform claimed that as the vote was taken while the country was plunged inlo war, ihe vote was not a correct representation of'he popular mind. Accordingly Ihe Mclh- devoted lo the special advocacy of lay represonlalion, an.i a number of leading journals, renewed Ihn discussion wilh in- creased The Chrintian Aih'ocnlc of New York, is very conservalive on the sub- ject, iniJ an article recently appeared in it, severely reprimanding Bishops Simpson and for the active part they took in ad- vocating the desirability of admitting: lay- men to the legislative councils of the Church. If the friends of Ihe measure do not succeed in effecting this proposed change at the ap- proaching session ot the General Conference, they confidently nsssrt that the time is not far di.stant when the republican principle will be incorporated into the policy of the Meth- odist Episcopal Church in America. is related of a Persian mother thnt. on giving her sou forty pieces of silver as his portion, she made him promise never to tell a lie, and then said Go, my son I commit tbee to God we nhall not meet again till the_day of judgment." The youth went away, anil the party he traveled wilh was attacked by robber.1. One iellow asked the boy what money he had got, and he said, Forty dinars sewed up in my garments." The robb'-r laughed, and thought he '.vas jealing. Another asked him the same question, and received, the same answer. At last (he chief called him, and asked him what he had. He said, "I have told two of your people already that I have forty di- nars sewed up in my clothes." He ordered the clothes to bo ripped open, and found the money. And how came you to tell asked the chief. replied the child, I would not be false lo my mother, to whom 1 promised never to tell a lie.1' said tho robber, art thou so mindful, at thy tender years, of ihe duly to thy mother, anrl I am insensible, at my nge, of 'he duty I owe to LGod Give me thy hand, I promise repentance on i'.' He did so. Ills followers wore struck by-the scene. You have buen our leader in snid they to the chief; now be the same in the path of virtue." They immediately gave back what they had stolen, and began 'at once to lead an honest life. TOMB OK DYINV; WORDS. A late visitor ut Napoleon's tomb in St. Helena, writes I turned aivay from house and tomb with deeper convictions limn ever of Ihe vanity of n-an as Who would not? And that death room! How the last word linger about it. which Napoleon uttered in it, from a crushed and bleeding heart: General Bertland, I shall soon be in my grave." Such is the last of great men. So it wis with the Clears and Alex- ander. And I too an; fonjotlen, nnd the Marengo conqueror and Empotor is a col- lege thome. My exploits are tasks given lo pupils by their tutors, who sits in judgment upon me, according to my censure or praise. And remark what is soon lo become of me. I die before my time, and my dead body, too must return to the earth and become food for worms. Behold t-he destiny now at hand of him who has been called the great Niv poleon What an abyss between my great misery and the eternal reign of Christ, who is proclaimed, loved and adored, and whose kingdom is extending overall the cart! I" THE Mayor of Albany has recently had c. table prepared of ihe rate of taxation in the chief cities of New York, by which it appears that out of eleven cities New York stands tenth. Rochester is the hignest, be- ing taxed on every 8100 Oswego next, at'' 8G Troy 47; Syracuse fourth, 78; Albany, Brooklyn, Schciiec- tady, Auburn and Poiighkeepsie are nearly nlike, averaging about 50- Then comes New York, and Hudson foots the list at on A Kansas woman's-rijrhter says Train did the cause there more harm than good that his high fulu'in flaltery completely turned Miss Anthony's head, and she iipparently fell in love with him, and it being for the first tiuie with anyvmnn, the emotion struck deep, and so the great was.sacrificed lo an affection. This will never do the cause must be committed to hearts that are proof against sueh experiences yet, if Miss Anthony fnils thus, who can be trusted pray WAXTINI; I wish that I had some good friends to help me on in life." Good friends Why you have re- plied his master. "I'm sure I haven't half so many, am those I have are too poor to help me.; Count your fingers my boy." Dennis looked at his large strong hands Counl thumbs and all." I have there are said the lad. Then never you Iiavu nut got ten good friends lo help you on in life. Try what those true- friends-can do before yon I begin grumbling and because you 1 do not get any help from others." Miscellaneous Items. AD.IVTAXT THOMAS been for SOUK; worths engaged iu writing his ropoit of the National Ci'moiei-ics. lie expects lo havn it, completed in uboul I wo .weeks, when it will submitted lo the. Secretary of War, nnd by that ofl'icor .I'.iil before Congress. The'report will In; vcty long, mid will con- tain a complete: histfvy of :il! the national cemeteries in the Sluies, which con- ilhe-remains of upward of three hun- dred .thousand soldiers. Cemeteries have been established in id! Southern except, .Florida. Tin; few bodies buried there, principally at ihe killle ground of Oliistpe, will he-removed to Savannah, Geor- gia. It. is understood ihai at! soon ns Thomas4ms finished his inspection report, he will be directed to resume his official duties as Adjutant General the army. TIIK New York Methodixl says: "Our Church grows rnpidlv in the South. Tho Mission Conferences organized in the late rubel'ious States to repay us for our lubor and care. Tho Mississippi Mission Conference shows a pain for of members find probationers. It rc-porls also 47 churches, 6 parsonages and 8 school houses, the whole valued ut The. Virginia and North Cnolitia Conference re- rep'orts an increase -ot' nearly two thousand Do our politicians sufliciently consider that this is reconstruction of the Union reconstruction too most likely to cnourc. The part to he .lafcen by the churches in the reorganization of the nation is not Biidciently understood by our public men." ODD various reports presented to the OOd Fellows' CJrivud Lodge of the United Slates, show '.Ivat the order iu 18G7 embraced lodges, with 214.51! 1 members, and that during .the year there were members initiated, and members died. The receipts for the yenr were and of this were paid for charitable purposes, there having been brethren, and w.idowcd families relieved by the lodges, and and 130 widowed families relieved by Ihe Encampments, which number 0.9.7, and have 3 members, all of whom, how- ever, are also members of the lodges. Si'oxcB gathering of sponge among LJiihnma Islands for con- version into bedding, cushions, or for use in general upholstery, is becoming a business of much magnitude. The Nassau Herald of the 8lh instant speaks of no less than fifly- sevcn vessels engaged in the trade, and anys there had been recent sales of strands of sheep-wool sponps at one dollar per strand.- This trade originates in the suc- cess of a new American patent, nnd its growth would be still more rapid if adequate machinery for manufacturing were iu readi- ness. TUB Philadelphia Inquirer, .speaking- of Virginia claims of descent, sajs lie- cent investigations show that not twenty of the old families have living and that the men who nre now boasting of their purity of descent, sprang from ignoble sources. To give n single instance, tho an- cestor ol the great Henry A. Wise was sold for one hundred pounds of tobacco to pay his passage money to A morion, and the bill of the sale is preserved in a f rivate library in Washington. A Now York correspondent of the Phila- delphia Post says thai the people of Harlem enjoyed a sensation recently iu the marriage of two gentlemen and two young women, which was performed sportively, hut found the next day to bo The brides would prefer to abide by Ihe law, but the bride- grooms, one of whom is n man of great refuses to recognize the cere- mony at all. An appeal is to be taken lo their courts, or lo the Legislalure. TIIK Paris correspondent of the London Slur :lnit the Miarriage of Mile 1'iuti nnd tke Marquis de Caux, is arranged, and that the lady's fortune amounts to The Km press Kucinia has written a complitneniary letter to Mile. Pntli, expressing the great pleasure wilh which she will receive her at court as the Marquis de Catix. A long life friend of John Jacob Astor said to him just befoi-e he died, real estate being then very dull: Mr. Astor, don't jou thinic yon hare tot) much real No, said ihe old man; if I could begin life ngain, and know what I know to- day, I would buy every foot of land on the Island of New Turk. A young American lady, Miss Beckwith laughter of the American Commissioner at he Great Exposition, has been atlracting nuch attention at this Bois de Boulogne, by he agility and grace with which she executes he Tnost difficult feats in skating. Tho Dmpcror and Kmpre.-iS, it is said, WAtch her with great interest, Ax atlempt was recently made in Ken- tucky to blow up a freedmen's church while crowded with a school exhibition. A keg of gunpowder, probably with n slow match, had been placed the teachers' stand, but fortunately did not explode until after tho exhibition was over, which happily ted a little sooner than was contemplated. TIIK Boston Journal of Cfiemixtiy says pencil writintf may bo fixed almost as indeli- bly as ink, by passing tho moistened tonguo over it, and that even breathing slowly over the lines afier writing renders them much leas liable to erasure than when not sub- jecled lo that process. I is such a simple direction that it will cost nothing to try it, and if successful is invaluable. SALT LAKB CITY. This singular (own covers nn area of about nine square that is three milns'eiich wny. It is one of the most beautifully laM-oul cilics in the world. The streets are very wide, with water run- ning through nearly every one of Every block is surrounded with beautiful shade trees. In fac'. the whole nine square milos is ii'most one continuous orchard." Tin: heirs of the 'ate John A. ton.of Mount Vernon, have begun unit in Chicago lor ihe recovery of one hundred thousand dollars' worth of real estate in that city, which was osvnad by Washington at the lime he was in Virginia in 1861. A Chicago lawyer made his way ihrough ihe lines, and finding the resented lhat the estate would be confiscated if it remained in their name, and liaii it deeded to him for safety. Ho has since re- fused to restore the suit. MAILS nn> delivered in New York in Sjv- cutucn from Sih ;