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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - August 01, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvii to. 1.wednesday morning August 1. 1877. Whole no. 2096. The fairies table cloth. To the fairies table a led cheer with la evened Buhl work Bright to the cloth they left behind after their least was done last night. Never such papery met my eyes never such cobweb Woof i be found dotted with Dew drops damask else. Bordered with seen Pearl All around. Service of Cream est Illy Ware spoons of Gold from the tulips heart Silver a Vergnes of Dallas rare napkins fringed by the Gentian Sart a wine from the spice Wood a Vintage poured out of the bubbles Venice Glass bread from the pollen of wild peas stored Cates from the buds of Sassafras. Meats from the hazels sweets and sours fashioned alone for fairy lips. Out of the cores of pungent Flowers out of the purple Haws and hips. Fruits from Tho Winter Green Alder grape bar berries red with Ruby glows windings of elfin size and Supe folded in Leates of Brier Rose. Satiny toad stools ranged As chairs Moon mid sky for a chandelier crickets and tree frogs crooning airs up in the Green orchestra near. A what a supper it must have been Bountiful tested racy rare a if 1 Only had fairy Kin a if 1 Only had been there a Margaret Preston in harpers for August. The Art of destruction in War. Ispir move Bill Eta the inventor and Uta experimental How they were interdicted in in Rattre. A a person named e. Pertuisot Lins published his adventures in America and Europe. Many of m. Peru Isett a experiences in South America Are full of interest and pleasantly narrated. But perhaps at this moment More interest attaches to some of his old world experiences and notably to his voyage to st. Petersburg in the year 1808, of which full articular a Are Given in the volume. M. Per Iset is the inventor of the explosive Bullet which bears his name and of which a Good Deal was heard at the time of the last in or National exhibition at Paris. In the year following it be was invited to Russia by general Militine the czars minister of War and remained five months in the country. One Day he was experimenting with his powder in the presence of general Baran Szoit adjutant to the grand master of artillery when the latter said to him a done to you think that if shells were to be charged with this powder we might obtain some great results against the plates of armoured a i am sure of a said m. Pertuisot a thu having no Cannon at my disposal i have been unable to make the a there need be no difficulty about the Cannon a replied the general a but with a charge of thirty pounds of powder the Shock make your projectile burst a a i Don t think so but i would not accept the a Well i will give orders for the delivery to you of two 8-Inch a Krupp shells you will charge them according to your system and this evening i will ask the emperor for authorization to risk a the emperor gave his consent in these words a if the gun bursts it will on the Morrow the Experiment was made the shells were fired and the gun remained intact though the target flew to pieces a a Vola in it consisted of an Iron plate six inches in thickness strengthened with forty inches of Wood. M. Peru Isett a remarks deserve to be Given verbatim. After stating that tie members of the russian military commission seemed to be astonished at the result he adds a these trials which i have since renewed led me to make an important discovery that of retarding at will the explosion of a projectile without a fuse. This invention joined to the extraordinary Potency of my powder will i am convince ring about the speedy end of Iron Clad fleets. To prove my assertion i Only ask a nation willing to place at my disposal the guns and projectiles a during his residence at 8t. Petersburg m. Pertuisot was invited to a Bear Hunt with the emperor and the hereditary grand Duke. The first Bear was killed by the Czar Witch after which a Brilliant collation of which i partook was served us on an Ini Mense carpet of after lunch the emperor suddenly turned to m. Pertuisot and pointing to a fir al it out 400 metres 440 Yards off a i want you a said his majesty a to aim at that tree and not to miss it to try tie Efi act of your explosive bullets at that the judicious Reader has already guessed that m. Pertuisot fired and that the upper part of the fir went the Way of the Iron target. It a flew to every one applauded and the emperor smiling com a Limen ted the Marksman on his discovery by and by a second Bear was killed by the Czar and the party returned to st. Peters Burg. A few Days later his majesty sent m. Pertuisot a magnificent Emerald. He is careful to explain that his Success wit i the fir tree was not so much due to his own natural skill As to the Dence with which the prediction of a a Lucid subject had inspired Hun. On the Day pre ceding the Hunt she told him to go by All Means for that things would turn out Welt a quot for him. Her prophecy hashed across Bis mind just As lie was taking aim and helped to steady Eye and aim. It was a fortnight after this incident that Prince Gor Schakoff addressed his Well known circular to the Powers inviting them to Send delegates to conference to be Field at st. Petersburg for the purpose of interdicting the use of explosive bullets in warfare. The russian proposal was assented to by the nations of Europe while those of America declined to to Send representatives to the Congress. The russian government however by Way of making some compensation to m. Pertuisot for the loss thus occasioned him bought the secret of fabricating his explosive bullets for a considerable sum and on the eve of his departure presented him with $10,000 besides n As a free gift. This generous proceeding a touched him deeply a nevertheless the de Cisin of the Congress ruined All his Hopes a and he resolved to sail for America. At Rio Janeiro he had an audience of the emperor of Brazil who like his brother of Russia was anxious to test m. Peru Isett a Powers. With this end in View he ordered him to fire at a Given Mark. M. Pertuisot shot Well. A that b a Good shot at 200 metres a said his majesty. I beg your Pardon. In a Wared. �?~01� or More parties have taken their departure or returned and the interest is kept at a High stage among All who have a fondness for Rod and gun or Are anxious for a period of relaxation from business and a season of healthful living. A party of five left the City yesterday for the mountains to be gone about a month and another party of four returned Home Day before yesterday. The latter had intended to stay out longer but the indians in their Vicinity began to grow exceedingly saucy and to make demands for Small things in a tone which it was thought indicated that they might if provoked help themselves and tie Hunters therefore broke Camp intending to Stop a while at a Point nearer Home but after they got on the Back track they came through without much delay. Speaking of the indians the party Tell a funny Story of their main Camp. One hot Day one of them went to a Creek not far Distant to have a hath taking with him his Rifle. He had removed his garments Down to his red flannel underclothing on the Bank of the Stream when he heard the Brush cracking and perhaps the noise was made by a Deer or other Large Ani Mal. He deployed himself As a Skirmisher and cautiously began investigating. He had not Long to wait for a moment later he observed a figure dodging from tree to tree Rifie in hand and evidently watching him. It flashed through his mind that he was being followed by an Indian Bent on mischief and Hyp heart Rose in his Throat so that he could almost taste it As thoughts of Home forced themselves upon him. He determined that he would fight to the last however and braced by this determination advanced upon the enemy. The latter was evidently not prepared for such tactics for he retreated faster and faster and finally threw Down his gun and ran. The sacramental fearing that this was Only piece of strategy to Lead him into an ambush returned to the Creek donned his garments and hurried to Camp. There he found member of the party who had just come in a of Hunting relating to the other two members How he also had experienced trouble with indians one of whom he said had followed him for two or three Miles and he had Only escaped from him by striking him Over the head with his gun. This he went on to say broke the Stock in two the barrel flew into the chapan al and he did not deem it Worth while to wait and search for it when the indians might attack the Camp at any moment. The Man who had been to the Creek began to feel a suspicion that two members of that Hunt party had been making fools of themselves and be quietly inquired a what did lie look like a a look like Tony be heard of them being called red devils Well this Fel Low was one of them. He was stripped right to the skin was bareheaded and had painted himself just us red As blood. You laugh a twas no to any thing to laugh it was almost too cruel to say any thing about the red flannel underclothes and the throwing Ottlie gun away but it had to be your Pardon sire at. 400,�?T he an that is not possible a replied the emperor. A sire i am certain that what 1 say is tie distance wus measured it proved to be 420 metres. A i was wrong i think Odds m. Pertuisot not to have shown myself s perfect courtier in spite of the Success of no a Experiment. I did no business in that Quarter ail i gained was the Cost of my journey and the Oliai Floc of catching the yellow a thrilling at stars. A with every year the number of Sacra tans a says the Union a who go out on bridging a Rous the sea. Scheme coughing it expeditions Hunting fishing bad otherwise enjoying themselves is on Tho increase. Almost every Day lately one queer Friendship of is Ost and horse. Rochester express when or. Huntington removed from East Bloomfield to this City a White cat had been a great pet with two Little boys of the family and cried so much about the old place missing the boys that or. H. Brought her up to the City. During the Spring he also brought the stallion Narragansett Here whom the cat at once recognized As an old acquaintance having been accustomed to daily visit his Box stall when in the country to watch for mice about his feed Box or for a quiet Nap and in due time tie two became warm friends. Upon the arrival of Narragansett at or. H.s stable Here the cat at once renewed her daily visits to his Box at which tie horse seemed pleased. Last monday evening the cat troubled the family by her continual crying refusing food until at last or. 11. Said she wanted to get into the barn which was proven tie moment or. Ii. Started for it. Immediately in tie barn tie cat went to where Narragansett stood making for herself a nest in front of his fore feet under his head and expressed her Comfort by her quiet. As or. If. Returned to tie House the barn was left open in Case Tho cat wished to come again to the House. In the morning As or. Ii. Went to his horse there was still puss As comfortable As could be close to the Reet of Narragansett together with a Little family of five and the horse evidently aware there was something by his foot lie would Hurt should he step about much. The cat seems to have no fear but goes and conies As she likes while Narragansett by Way of amusement will often put Bis head Down to tie Little family As if to inquire How they All get along. Should the old cat happen to be there during these frequent inspections she manifests no uneasiness while should any children or strangers disturb by a look even Kitty would soon hide her Little family As she frequently has in some new place. Race Between a Pigeon and a Loco motive. From the London yesterday there was a race from Dover to London Between the Continental mail express train Piid a Carrier Pigeon conveying a document of an urgent nature from the French police. The Pigeon which was bred by messes. Hartley a a sons of Woolwich and a a homed when a few weeks old to a building in Cannon Street City was of the Best Breed of homing pigeons known As a belgian la he Bird was tossed through the railway Carriage window by a French official As the train moved from the admiralty pier the wind being West and the atmosphere hazy but with the Sun shining. For upward of a minute the Carrier Pigeon circled round to an Altitude of about Linin a mile and Tsien sailed away toward London. By this time tie train which carried the european mails and was timed not to Stop Between Dover and Cannon Street had got up to full Speed and was proceeding at the rate of sixty Miles an hour toward London. The Odds at starting seemed against the Bird and the railway officials predicted that tie Little messenger would be beaten in the Raee. The Pigeon however As soon As it ascertained its bearings took the nearest homeward route in a direction Nii Dikiy Between Maidstone and Sittingbourne of the distance a was the Crow his so Between Dover and London being seventy Miles and by roil seventy six and one half Miles. When the Continental mail express came into Canon Street station the Bird had been Home Twenty minutes having beaten her majesty a Royal mail by a time allowance representing eighteen Miles. John Texter who farms 1,900 acres in Berks Lebanon and Lancaster counties penn., with extensive crops to Harvest does not own a mowing and reaping machine but cuts his grass with a scythe and Grain with the sickle and Cradle. He and his son Are old fashioned in every respect a a a a the top of Mont Cenis is being fortified. The fell Railroad used to pass Over this of Thutt from Dover to Calais the for connecting England and France shall it be by Bridge or Tunnel of the Geneva continent of a recent Date says a the scheme for connecting England and France by Means of a Tunnel under the Straits of Dover appears to have been definitively abandoned. The work of Boring lately undertaken Lias it appears verified the forebodings of those who believed in the existence of fissures in the stratum of such a character As to offer a most serious obstacle to the undertaking. Under these circumstances a new idea has been broached to unite the two coasts by a Gigantic Way half Bridge half isthmus. This scheme has been fully set Forth by m. Verard de 8t. Anne an eminent French Engineer and is thus described in the examiner of saturday m. Chevaliers Tunnel was to have been dug at a depth of 410 feet below the Channel Una was to have been about Miles in length whereas m. Verard de st. Annex a Bridge starting from Folkestone to Cape Grisez will be Only 21 Miles. Besides Between the two Points lie the Varne and the cal Hart two Banks much dreaded by navigators formed of very Strong and resisting calcareous ground and covered by water ranging from 3 to 12 feet in depth. In consequence of the shallowness of the water covering it and tie great solidity of the Rock composing it the Varne will form tie Pivot of the undertaking. Its distance from Folkestone is about eight Miles and the depth of the intervening Channel about 2g fathoms. Taking therefore the extent of Bank at six Miles the distance thence to Cape Grisez is about eight and one half Miles. In this distance a depth of water of about 25 fathoms prevails for some three Miles the remainder having a depth of about 13 fathoms and the average depth throughout being about 16 fathoms. A it is proposed that the foundations of the Bridges should be constructed on the newly improved system consisting of Rock work made of Large blocks of Quarry Stone of sufficient size and weight not to be displaced by the regular ebb and flow currents of the tides those being the Only influences Likely to affect detrimentally the substructure within a certain depth As tie action of violent storms is known not to be Felt below a certain Dis amp nce from the surface. A fortunate Accident of the situation moreover is that both coasts of the Straits can furnish in abundance sufficient Stone and Cement for the whole construction. A pm. Verard st. Anne undeterred by the Gigantic nature of an undertaking which should furnish an easy Road of intercommunication bet Ween the two countries affording a Means of transit for railways for carriages and equestrians and even pedestrians by Means of a continuous and solid open air route without bidding Good by to the Light of Day for a dreadful hour and three quarters As would be the Case with the Tunnel of m. Chevalier goes still further and proposes to construct a Haven of Refuge on the Varne thus regularly turning tallies on the elements and substituting safety for danger. Such an undertaking would to Likely to possess in itself the elements of a commercial Success independently of the Bridge and the one being the complement of the other both undertakings would mutually contribute to form an enormous Revenue such As to encourage those who believing in the practicability of the Bridge have doubted its commercial Success to support the proposal. Should the most sanguine expectations never be realized still there can he no doubt that in comparison with the Tunnel scheme the Bridge scheme has by far the greater ground for Hope especially if the relative expenses Are compared with one another. The modest sum asked by the promoters of the Tunnel scheme for preliminary expenses alone is set Down from �1,000,000 to �1,100,000, and tiie period of time to be expended in purely preliminary experiments May be from five to eight years and at any time the scheme May fall entirely through should unforeseen obstacles be met with or any Accident occur when under mid sea. So much for the preliminary part formidable enough in itself it when we come to the expenses of the Enterprise itself we find �20,000,000 to be the approximate estimate. By the Side of these figures the demands of tie Bridge scheme seem insignificant for �40,000 Only is the sum set Down for preliminary investigations and preparatory scientific works and the time to do expended thereon is estimated at less than a year while the total Cost for the whole work is calculated to fall Short of �12,-000.000. Every operation in connection with the Bridge can be carried on in full Daylight and All tests and experiments made under Ordinary conditions a consideration of some importance As Likely Todd inspire the Confidence of the Public and the More readily to enable physical obstacles to be overcome. There Are Gigantic obstacles to be family who crossing himself reverently turns to the Assembly saying a was this bread is blessed so May his coining among. Quot tuii bread which is clean and All sustaining May the Young love we give him be pure and the cake is then Cut up and distributed to All present. The newly married couple have not however any right to sup with the guests. They Are conducted to another room where the parents once More bless them both. While the sacred images Are held Over her head the daughter kneels at their feet and says a i thank you father and Mother for the bread Salt and card received at your hands a then rising she departs with her husband for her new Home where his parents meet her it the door with a Black loaf an Emblem of Welcome among tie russians. The Young couple Are placed for a few moments at the head of the table under the household images that being the most sacred place of Honor among the peasantry afterwards they Are led into an adjoining room where tie Bride is a probed and unveiled by the women who have negotiated the marriage and then left alone with her bridegroom. War horrors. The Fly. His character his avidity Ilia usefulness and lots of other things about him. Flaying the bodies of Tong girls cutting their skins into strips a mothers barbarous treatment fear fol retaliation. A building of the Tunnel. Poi no opposed no doubt but in such progressive age As this a Groat idea although its realization bristles with difficulties is Seldom allowed Tobe lost. The March of science carries every thing before it and so great a Power has it become that the successful surmounting of natures most Gigantic obstacles comes to be regarded As a simple mechanical problem the solution of which is a ure to be found in the archives of science. Who could have or who would have Lead the Hardihood to cherish in the last Century so wild a Conception As bridging across the seat it belonged to the first half of this Century to hold the idea in embryo and since modern engineers aided by modern science Heve gone far toward eliminating the word a impossible from our vocabulary it should be far the second half to eliminate so far As regards the passage of the Straits of Dover by railway the word a impossible a Cossack wedding. A Jinn the bridegroom and his party arrive at the brides House she is not there. She is gone they Are told to the House of a Friend. They go in search of her but she escapes and goes Home by a circuitous Way. On approaching her own Home site sees her Kinsfolk seated upon stools at the threshold awaiting her return. She bows herself to the ground three times before them. They Rise up to give her their Blessing giving her a loaf saying a we give you Prosperity and a shawl is then thrown Over her head to conceal her face and she is placed at the table to await heir husband who on his arrival sits Down by tie Side of his Bride. A woman who is respected by both the families takes the stick. To which the nosegay is attached and raises it aloft making various figures and signs above the Heads of the Bride anti bridegroom. After this the Bride uncovers her head and a handkerchief is held up by the four Corners before the face of huf band and wife the father of the Bride passes a Glass filled with Money behind the handkerchief which is take by the bridegroom. Presents Are distributed to the relations on both sides. Before supper commences tie bridal cake is carried to the threshold of the door by the head of the correspondence of the n. Y. Mercury Bucharest july 12.�?the Retreat southward of the turks through Bulgaria has been accompanied by scenes exceeding in atrocity All the miseries of last year when the bulgarian massacres shocked the civilized world. This time however it is not Only the turks who commit the atrocities but the bulgarians themselves Are retaliating in a frightful manner upon those turkish residents who can not follow their army. While preparations for Retreat were going on the irregular troops from Asia committed the most frightful horrors. Under the pretence of forcing the bulgarians to follow the army and help to throw up fortifications these irregulars also insisted that the women should join them. Boor souls in Many instances they submitted to this new kind of slavery. But not All of them followed so willingly. A woman with her three daughters residing near Mats Chin rebelled against such commands. With a hellish bowl the armed fiends threw themselves upon the poor women bound them upon the backs of their horses and galloped away with them to a spot sufficiently Distant from the army so that they could not be interfered with in their hellish designs by the military authorities. Of course when taken from their horses the women were More dead than alive. Nevertheless the daughters were All first violated and then murdered. They then went to work and skinned the dead bodies of the girls Cut the join up in strips and with these strips tied the poor Mother to a tree where she had her head Cut off and tie remainder of the body was left to the vultures. Even for Bulgaria this horrible atrocity is considered so important that All foreign governments have instructed their ambassadors to protest to the Sultan in the name of humanity against the employment of such men in the turkish army. Consuls at Galatz Braila and other places were instructed to ascertain the correctness of this bloody episode of the War and at once proceed to Mats Chin to investigate the affair. With the Aid of a chaplain belonging to one of the russian regiments they soon discovered the place where the massacre took place. Decent burial had already been Given them by the russians but upon the demand of the consuls the bodies were disinterred and ample evidence of the atrocious crime was obtained. Fearful retaliation. The bulgarians themselves acting As the allies of the russians have retaliated frightfully upon those a turkish families who did not leave with their army. They have plundered several houses and in one instance took a whole family which had expressed sympathy for the turkish cause out of their Home set tie House on fire tied the adults among whom were four women to Trees and flogged them on their Bare Hacks till the blood streamed Down their bodies. Their shrieks however soon attracted the attention of a russian patrol and Quick As lightning six of the bulgarians were arrested and two of the leaders have since been shot by order of a court martial. A correspondent Lias just returned from the other Side of the Danube and states that on re crossing tie Bridge the River was filled with dead bodies of russians and numerous dead horses the result of a fearful Accident which befell the Bridge forty eight hours previous. It appears that during a heavy storm Twenty six pontoons were lost driven Down the Stream and sunk. One of the turkish monitors happening to be in the Vicinity poured a hellish fire on tiie swamped pontoons and had aided in their destruction and my Friend had to wait twelve hours before communication with this Side was re established. Another boy hero in a Nuan. Toronto Globe a port Robinson correspondent writing on the 16th of july says a this morning while a number of Small boys were bathing in the Welland canal one of the no Muff named George Mccoppen got beyond his depth and would in All probability have drowned had it not been tor the heroic act performed by Little Angus Abbey aged ten years. Angus happened to be going on an errand along where the Hoys were in bathing and seeing one of the Little Fellows drowning lie rushed in. Heedless of the danger and seizing him by the hand for that was All to be seen above the water brought him to Shore just in time to save him. It was thought when brought to Shore that he was drowned but in course of time he began to breathe. Great Praise is attributed to Little Angus for the Brave act he per thessalian brigand age has received a fresh impetus owing to the continued desertion of the Frontier guards. These men whose pay is now nearly two years in arrear when they desert either form new bands of brigands or join those already in existence. Thus re enforced the brigands Are becoming More audacious than Ever. Nil min a a a a the death of two of the great ones of the Earth is announced Ruth Benton of Wisconsin aged fifty four height seven feet four inches weight 585 pounds and Modeste Malhiot of Quebec aged sixty eight height six feet eight inches weight 618 pounds. The Nephew of a priest recently stabbed him while officiating at the altar in Ferrara. The priest recovered but the nip View went out and Hung himself. The cause of this attack was a fear that the Uncle would not mention him in his will. From the Philadelphia times the saying goes a flies come in Ana the rating is True. Cherries have been about for two or three weeks and for two or three weeks except in a few Brief interregnum Causen by cold usurpation of weather tie flies have been about. Rules they will now hold High carnival in despite of boys Birds and Fly paper until the cold North wind in the late fall forces them away until another Char by time comes. Every body cries a alas a a and again a alas a that the Sweet morning hours in which ones sleep is More Sweet because perhaps of the dear malicious thought that so Many others must then be awake and at work Are now divided into poor impatient segments by the Buzz and Unce and tickle of the assiduous enemy of is the time when one must choose Between excluding the air with the Light which is indispensable to or. Fly a activity or else one must suffer his attacks until he has succeeded in accomplishing his diabolical purpose of Awakening the Sleeper. He will follow his victim to meals and will taste in Advance All the dainties of the table with that filthy proboscis of his lately where who knows nay moreover he will trample Over them with feet never washed. He will seek his human prey when the Sun has conspired with the task of Many a everyday labor to Lay upon the faces of men the Salt moisture and excretory debris of perspiration to Gall his victim in the very moments when most sensitive. It will be no Comfort to the average Man to think that All the Fly asks at such times is meat and drink which lie finds in such admirable inter mixture upon the dripping human brow. Let him forage elsewhere no Noble scientific Devotion or self denial shall prevent the average Man from slapping his life out if or. Fly can Only be once hit this a a if is a Fata one for the agility and elusiveness of the Fly is his most satanic attribute. Could men but destroy All human and animal and circumstantial that annoys them they would be As h hippy As the accomplished violinist Nero. But to Bear and helplessly Sutler is together with much Adverse else what makes men All sad and Gray before their time and the Fly is no Small part of the cause for this. Woe to tie a Small Hoy a or Man either now who has sacrificed his hair to the Sun in Hope to win gifts from the god of coolness and ease. Long hair a shelter from the Fly but great is his Joy in lightly skipping Over the polled stubble and great is the suffering and pawing of hands and up starting anger of the object of his walks abroad. Of the loves of the Fly it is not necessary to speak further than to hint that he is diffusely polygamous and of a repetition most intemperate. And thus it is that the nameless larva which Are the i fancies of All the teeming it nil Lions of these pests Are so innumerable. The Fly does not support his family and so can afford to have it very Large indeed. But the Fly is Notan uninteresting animal by any Means if his disagreeable relation to Man can be effaced from consideration. He is very energetic. The earliest Dawn arouses him and nothing abates his activity until dusk robs him of his dear Light and puts him to Roost on ceiling or Wall. His movements Are extremely Quick and animated. He walks about with a rapidity to make one suppose he is engaged in the most vitally useful of tasks and has so got through to meet a Sharp appointment. When he flies it is not the sustained dignity and directness of the Bee for example but it is a series of zigzags with Corners very Sharp reminding one very much of an auctioneer darting hither and thither upon a bidder. Even when he seems to be taking his ease and Shade in hot Noons beneath the Trees his repose consists merely of retaining pretty much the same position All the time by squaring it or flying off and returning at tangents to it so that you Mast wonder at the immense resources the animal expends in never getting on and never wishing to get on. Indeed he is never quiet save when he is eating or asleep. Doubtless his quiet eating is Only apparent for from the time he spends at it he must be working very busily with his Mouth. And As for his quiet when he is asleep it is very Clear to mortals that his legs would be much More at ease if he went regularly to bed on his Back instead of hanging by his feet in that rash trapeze performer style. And then his acute sagacity in finding his meals. How readily he finds Liis human prey out As it lies Asle before the tables Are set and the groceries Are open How far reaching his discernment of sugar and Carrion with what Genius does he find the weak unprotected places of the horse and the dog and the cow what discriminating contempt has he for the cat whom he rarely touches and is Apt to get caught if he does How admirable ins easy i Providence which makes him live to eat and love and sleep and his ardent Faith which entrust his numerous brats to the fortuitous kindnesses of that Ever reliable guardian future i take him altogether men can learn a Good lesson from him if they feel like it this warm weather albeit they can not learn it All until they see him die next fall in the first nipping Adverse breath. And lastly for the usefulness of the Fly not a real apparent usefulness which after All might we this enemy some Little esteem but rather that usefulness which natures god has beautifully arranged to come out even from the selfishness of the creature As Honey from the dead Lions jaw. It is his voracity which makes him a scavenger and a most useful one As any one who watches his feeding places May see. And further than this Liis rapid and erratic and net like lights upon his forays for food and diversions of love and siesta in the Shade Are Saith to be most useful in Clearing the air of millions of tiny insects and germs which he carries upon his Glutinous Case As lie goes upon his mazy Way and which he scrapes off with those for feet of his into tie dust of death for Many a Benefit. With this last a moral May be pointed by the Reader unless prevented by a a there a that Pesky Fly a Gold mine joke in Maine. Bangor me whig one of our correspondents writes that the recent a discovery of Gold in Oldtown came about somewhat in this Way the town authorities having contracted with one of tie citizens to build a town Cistern for fire de eastment purposes on the Island occupied y a Large number of French families it occurred to one of the wags in town to have a Little fun and see How much of a stirring up lie could give the inhabitants upon the Island. Accordingly he got a few piece of real Gold bearing Quartz from a returned californian and taking the builder of tie Cistern into his Confidence deposited them during the night in one of Hie seams made by blasting in tie ledge where the Cistern waa to be several below the surface of the soil. The next Day he was carelessly upon the spot in Good season in tie morning and the two made a wonderful discovery no less than the finding of real Gold i a few bits were taken into the shop of one of the jewellers and tiie Workman on melting it pronounced it the real article and no mistake. The news spread like wildfire and As other Small pieces were found during the Day the Price of real estate began to go up rapidly Lyng before Sunset. A third Man eager to help on the fun was very Earnest in offering five thousand dollars for a Small building lot near at hand but the owner would not sell it Short of ten thousand. 8o far All went Well. Then a piece was sent so Bangor and found to be just As represented and tie correspondent of the commercial not let into the secret however had a glowing account of the discovery in tie columns of that paper. As soon As tie facts of finding became generally known a certain Legal gentleman who is always ready to help on a joke offered with the Aid of an enterprising merchant of the town to get up a Stock company work the mine and banish hard times by bringing wealth at half its Cost out of the bowels of the Earth in quantities to suit and the two would take fifteen thousand dollars in Stock. Visions of vast fortunes flitted before the eyes of the lookers on but no one however could be found who was willing to risk much real Money on the present showing and a the thing had gone about far enough the result aimed at had been accomplished and the news had got into All the state papers and into some out of the state the projectors slyly let out the secret Little by Little and to Day it is said not a Man can he found in All Oldtown who Ever believed there was any Gold found on the Island at All. A ethiopian game of draw poker. From the Virginia chronicle a Large crowd gathered at judge Moss court yesterday afternoon to witness the trial of an assault and Battery Case. The trouble had originated Between two negroes at a poker game and the jury and witnesses were All of the coloured persuasion. John Bennett and Joe Redman were the defendants and the latter being tried by the court was convicted and fined $40. This decision had its effect on Bennett who remarked a guess ill have a jury. Dis court am too much for a jury of coloured men was accordingly summoned and the fun began. It was charged that Bennett while playing a game of poker with Redman had drawn a knife and threatened to make the trouble. Bennett took the stand and made the following explanation a Eye see Edge we was playing poker Down in the Saloon and we got $0 in de pot and i had a full hand free aces and two Queens Edge sure s you sit a juror rising in his place a was dish yer straight poker or draw tie witness draw. The jurors i thought so. The witness Well be see a Edge judge Moss turn around and address the jury sir. The witness miss Ali. Be see i held a full and Joe he held a flush. When i called he said a use got a flush a and he reached for de pile. A whole on Dar a says i a a full heats says lie a you lie a i Jess pulled out my pipe to take a smoke and Argy de Point and he jumped up and grabbed a Chart dates How de Row started in. A jurors did he Start fur you wid that cheer tiie witness Well he sorter did for a spell and Den he sorter let up and stood standing for me to come. Redman next took the stand and testified As follows a Eye be Edge i Lead a flush and John said he had a full hand. Mine was a flush Shah Edge and so 1 reckoned on de stakes and John he pulled a knife As i so posed and i jumped up and grabbed a cheetah to if him Over de head. When i see de knife was Only a pipe i was so a shamed of myself 1 Jess did no to know what to do.�?T? j uhf get do you mean to say a flush beats a full the witness course i do. Four jurors at once How a dat. The witness it was a sequence flush. The four jurors at once of a jurors did you make any agreement about a sequence flush before be started in to commence on de game at the Onset witness no. We Wasny to playing a Chile a game. The juror Sank Back amid the laughter of Liis companions and then All hands looked owlish by Wise for the next three minutes. The Case finally went to the jury who after settling the relative values of a a sequence flush and a a full a gave a verdict of acquittal. Milking try machinery. From the Reading hard labor is gradually being superseded by machinery in nearly every Branch of Industry. It is curious to Mark tie unlikely uses to which machinery May be applied. An ingenious inventor in the United states has recently patented a useful device in the shape of a cow milking machine which it is said will do All that can be done in milking by hand faster and easier and will he of special service where cows have sore teats or Are hard milkers. The apparatus consists essentially of a Glass Globe Large enough to hold an average yield of milk which is connected by Means of a flexible tube with an air pipe. Rising from the top of the Globe Are Small pipes with Metal tips. The Mode of operation consists in suspending the Globe underneath the animal to be milked and inserting the tips of the Small pipes into the teats. A partial vacuum is then effected inside the Globe by Means of the air pump and the milk thus drawn Forth. The advantages claimed by the invention Are that it prevents any loss of milk through spilling it renders milk or straining pails unnecessary and prevents Entrance of dirt. Finally it can be easily manipulated by any body. A Tornado la mid air. Genesee n. A a few Days ago on the morning when heavy showers fell Here a Sublime sight was discovered by a few persons who happened to be looking to the North West about eight of clock. The blackest of Black Clouds torn and ragged were being driven through the air toward the South East. They rolled and tumbled As Ocean tornadoes distort with the Waves and were evidently Flung like Feath ers by a terrific Tornado which passed Over the Center of the Village but too High up to disturb objects upon tie Earth. The Trees near the District school Louse were made to Bow but the mad exert their full Tornado run one lived by those Olio observed it that buildings would have been demolished in an instant of time. is very prevalent in Brasil and the clergy there Are striving to counts act its influences

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