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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - April 17, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. TVo. 16.CIIVOIIVIVXTI, THXJ»SX>XY,    17,    1884. $1 IPei- Year. A Boy's Pocket. Backlos. an<I bnttone, an<l top, And marble*,and piece* of Btrlng, A ecrew from a rnsty old mop. Ana scrap* of a favorite sliug. Slate pencils, and part of a locf, Some matcbcs, and kerneU of co^pi^ Tbe n heels of a discarded clock. And remains ot a mitten ull torn. A Jaok-fcnifo or two, never sharp. Some pieces of liright colored glase, Tbe rim of an ancient icws’>harp. Pens, fbdi-lKMks, and pieces of brass. Old nails, “sweeties’* ohippinea of tin. With bits of buttered -up locket. All these, and much more, are within Thedeidh* of a little boy’s pocket. -[fc. M.Wood. MEWS AND NOTES. Over two feot ot suow full on the Sierras lest week. A Cremation Society has been organized In Boston. Carl Rosa will begin his open season in London next week. Illinois has 265,741 farms, Ohio 247,180, and New York 241,008. Tbe Chief Justice of Connecticut is accused of starving his cattle. it is now rei>orted that Leopold l^^ed himself by living too rapidly. City property in Spokane Falls, Wash-ington Territory, is now wortn $270 a front foot. Sordou is at work on a new play, tbe chief part in which is intended for Bem-bardL The Indians have cost the Government more than $T0,<XX),000 during the last ten years. Tbe people of Victoria, British Columbia, denounce the'Cocur d’Aleue country as a fraud. The tramp crop is ripe In California. Fifty camped in tbe viuinity of Chico the other night. U. Tainc, the author w ho married a for. tune, is a reinurkable economist in bis household affairs. The Canadian weather bureau will affix weather signals to the railway trains for tbe benefit of farmers. Belford, of Colorado, is “stuck” on Sunset Cox, and the former’s demonstrations are the laughing stock of the Bouse. < Housigiior Capel has been obliged to cancel his lecture engagements on account of tbe injury done his voiue by oonsUnt us ago. The agricultural outlook is improving in England, the acreage of unoccupied farms having considerably dlmiuishod during tbe last three years. An old theatrical manager says that an actress who can shed real tears on the $tagc can earn a nice diamond ear drop for each tear so dropiied. President Arthur’s friends are alarmed because he will go out aioue at night. Mrs. Chandler shadows him with two young naval ofliuers when he leaves her evening parties. Tbe growth of correspondence In Rnsela is pointed out In the Moscow Qazetta by the following shitisiics: in the year 1878, 81,387,171 8tain|)8 at different prices were Bold; in 187Í), 00,680,028; in 1880, 08,503,374; in 1881, 106,283.222: and in 1882, 114,287,377. or tbe latter 71.280,358 were seven-copeck Btainiw, fur foreign postage. A new journal, called the Honeymoon, has Juat appeared at Brussels. Tbe editor announces that ho has secured tbe oo-op-eration of a doctor of law and of an experienced genealogist. Tlie busiiiesa of this latter functionary will be to tind illns-trious aiieesture for those who think their prospects of marriage will be thereby improved. Tbe Italian Oorernment continues to devote its energies to tbe strengtbeniug of tbe navy. To.wsrd the end of thie year two large ironclads—tiie Frniicoeco Morosini, at Venice, and tbe Ruggiero di Laurl, at Castcllamure—will he ready to launch. As soon as this is done two other lirst-class ships of w ar of the type of the Italia will be put on tbe stocks. The Paris Court of Cassation has quashed a Judgment obtained some tune ago by Mine. Gelyot, ttie proprietress of a hotel near the Sorbonne, aw arding damages for disturbance to her trade caused by tbe bowlings of dogs undergoing vivisection at that iiiHtitutiou. Tiie Court bolds that the phvsiolugicul ex|ierimenu in question OM-stl'tutc a hranuh of Instruution given by tbs Stale, and that M.Paul Bert, against whom the Judgment was obtained, and other professors of every rank, accomplish by such exitcriuients a public service. His Majesty Christian IX., of Denmark, Is not a particularly brilliant man. If ail stories told of him are true. One day he went huntiitg near Copenhagen and forgot his riding hoots. As he was in a great hurry to get them, he ordered hia aide not to send a messenger for the:n, but to have them sent by telegru|)b. The aide Informed him most resiHHitfully that it was impossible, to wliich the King replied goud-na-tureillv, “I know it's not the custom to send things that way; but 1 thought they would make an exception wito me.” Ho linully got bis boots by messenger. Tbe contest seems narrowed down to Arthur and Blaliie, with odds on Arthur. It Is «luite likely that Blaine may have the lead at first, but with all bis conceded brilliancv bo Is considered reckless and unsafe. 'There are also reasons in Blaine’s record why careful men should hesitate be-fiive mm.hiailng him for IVesidcrt, The candidate will not have any votes to spare, any chances to throw sway. There is a feeling of safety under Artuui V administration that Blaine’s erratic record does by no means assure. AVe therefore prefer President Arthur’s chances for the nomination to Mr. Blaine’s.—[Galena Industrial Press (Ind.) “nuchu-pallM,*’ Great Klunejr and Vrinaiy Cure. tl.NEN All’S LAST ESCAPADE. BY ETTIE ROGERS. “I never saw any one so handsome,” said little Neuah Carollc. “His riding was fairly good, and his horse was superb,” said Louzo Grey. ' “Oh, I nevor noticed the horse at all,” Ncnah admitted frankly. “I saw only him. And he smiled at me too as he rode by.” “And you smiled back at him,” her companion returned rather dryly. “I couldn’t help that,” the girl declared with great naivete. “He looked at me so earnestly, quite as if he recognized me; and he waved a kiss, that I am sure was meant for me alone, just before he rode out of the ring for the last time.” “And you waved back a kiss also,” her companion responded in a tone of rebuke, that she did not heed. “And I couldn’t help that either,” she protested, blushing at her own caimor. “I have never been so fascinated with any one in my life before.” “I am sprprised at you, Ncnah,” he said yet more rebukingly. “I had believed you incapable of doing anything of this sort.” “Of what sort, Ix)n ?” she queried absently, her mind away following the handsome . equestrian, whose sweetest smile had becu meant for her alone. “Flirting,” Lon Gray explained laconically, witn a coii'temptuous emphasis of the hateful participle. “I am afreid it was rather like flirting,” Nenah acknowledged with a dclightfnlly ingenuous accent. And then just B^ing his disquieted countenance, snc with hasty irritation, continued: “And you arc jeal-oua, Ijon, and jealous' people must always he cross and uiireasoiiable, of course. I have never expoiHlenced the feeling of jealousy myself,” she added with a charming little air of superiority and scorn. “Then you have yet to experience love,” he observed, quickly and reproach fully. And then a long silence came between them. The two had just left a popular place of entertainment, and were walking homeward threusrh the moonlight of a warm fresh night in earliest sjiring. The young man strode on with frowning brows and gloomy eyes, and the girl moved beside him with a dreamy face, and the slighest pont of vexation uimn her soft rose li|)s. He was a tall and stalwart young fellow, one of the woilíers of the world; but his heart was honest and tender, though his strong hands were roughened, and jiis ways were the least bit bluff and unpolished. She was very young and looked almost a cliild with her slight figure and elfish face, with her limpid large eyes, and her fleece of tawny curls that hung loosely and low over the coqucttisli blue velvet jacket of her short walking costume. She looked indeed a child whose simple soul had never yet l>een stirred by hiiinan passion—á delicate butterfly sipping the sweets of each unhindered pleasure, heedless and fearless of the morrow. “I wonder could I go again ? Would you not take me again, Ixin?” she queried coaxiiigly, her elfish face up-liflod, her small head with the azure cap aud aigrette iwised jauntily, like Die crestea head of a huinmiiig-bird. “Would I take you again to the cir-cns—take you again to smile and wave kisses back to an insolent bareback rider in scarlet trunks and golden spangles? No, I rather think I will not, Nenah,” he answered grimly. “I shall go all the same,” she avowed willfully, and with a little defiant toss of the jaunty blue aigrette. “You really must not, Nenah,” he remonstrated, more in anxiety than in anger. “You have some consideration for ray wishes, have you not? You who are my promised wife!” “But wc are uot married yet, you know, Lon,” she said coqucttiskly and with provoking indifference. Anu then another silence came hc-hotwcen them, and presently they stopped before the door of the verv old and ordinary house where Nenah lived with her widowed mother. For a moment her lover gazed at her with an expression from which all angry jealousy had gone, leaving only a wietftil gravity and affectionate concern. “Goodnight, dear; and think no more alK>nt your circus hero in golden spangled scarlet,” ho said pleasantly, even sjwrtively. “You are never likely to see him outside the riug, you know.” And then he kissed the pretty fairy face aud let her go. The girl herself could not understand the singular fascination the equestrian had for her; she only felt that she was drawn irrisistihly toward his presence; and so despite the uneasy injunctions of her lover, she determined to behold him again. _ “I will go to-morrow,” she thought; “perhaps If 1 go eárly I ma)r get near the place where I sat to-ingnt; perhaps he may look for me, and if I am there he may recognize me again.” And she was as fortunate as she could possibly have desired to be; for, amid all the crowd, amid all the rush and change, all the applause aud enthusiasm, the handsome eques trian did indeed espy tlie dainty and timid little creature who watched for his smile from her perch on the lowest tier of benches. And his recognition of her was undeniable; his whole countenance brightened, aud once, in a pause in the performance, he smiled earnestly and steadily upon her as his magnificent horse stepped so closely tliat she fancied she might almost touch its splendid trappings. At last, when all was over, and she arose to go, some one approached her with a hastily scribbled billet. It was a request to meet the writer within the hour and at a modest boarding house in a neighborhood with which she was not unfamiliar. Tlie directions were sufliciently explicit, and although she wondered somewhat that there was no signa-tui’e, she was too adventurous, or too unsophisticated to have any sen^ of misgiving when she resolved to meet the personage !who had so aroused her girlish admiration and curiosity. And so without reflection, impelled and lui'cd jierhaps by a sometiiing as mesmeric as indefinable, she went to the designated place—but not, however, to meet precisely the handsome and gallant hero of the arena. On the very threshold of the small parlor to which she w'as admitted she paused in bewilderment. There, flung over a chair, lav the trunks of scarlet and Jhe spangles of gold, and there in the center of the room stood a muscular young woman with closely-cropped blonde curls, eyes like her own, and, like herself, attired in a stylish walking costume. “My dearest Nenah, my darling little sister! What a fairy little lady you have grown,” the young woman cried eflusively. And Üien, as Ncnah stood motionless and irresponsive, she throw herself upon a sofa aud began to sob hysterically. “You need not stare at me, Nenah, as if I deserved nothing but reproaches,” she sobbed; “and you smiled, too, so pleasantly only a little while a»o, when 1 was riding over yonder! And I believed you had come to bring me pardon for all that is over and done. Will mamma, indeed, never forgive me because I run away from home and from her to become a rider ?” Then Ncnah turned and knelt beside the troubletl girl, who for years had been as one dead to her. “My poor Tiselo, it is not that,” she explained, with swift sisterly sympathy, “I was only speechless just now with my 8ur{/rise. I did not recognize you at all; I really imagined you were a man.” The equestrienne glanced up with an amused smile through her ceasing tears. “Ah, child, she murmured, half sadly and half playfully, “I fear you have somewhat of my own adventurous nature. But,” she pursued, “I only begged the inaiiagcment to let me appear here in masculine guise, as a concession to poor mamma’s prejudices. I am uot yet so much of an attraction to the public that I could not afford the change for once. And I feared 1 might be so readily recognized otherwise that mamma would feel herself still more bitterly disgraced by me.” “My dear Tiscia, our mamma has forgiven you freely long and long ago,” Neuah said, soothingly. “And beside, wc have never known that you had become a rider. And now I understand,” she remarked, reflectively, “whv you seemed- so near and dear and nmiliar to me while you were doing all those grand things tliat tiic people applauded so much.” Just tlicn both girls glanced up, and beheld standing at the still open door a tall and stalwart young fellow, who looked agitated and mystified and al together nonplused “Why, Lon, have you actually come here after me ?” Ncnah questioned innocently, unooDsciousof anything that might seem to accuse him of a too watchful jealousy. He regarded her for an instant with a look of rebuke, of relief, and of deprecatory tenderness. “I felt that you would indulge in an escapade that might end less iilcas-antly than this,” he answered, gi-avcly; “ami our betrothal promises give me the right to watch over you a bit, I think.^’ And “all is well that ends well,” and she was his one love, his one treasure, his plighted bride. And besides, the satisfaction of that final scene quite nullified any suggestion of impropriety iu what was Neuah’s last escapade.A ROBINS’ ROOST. Slanglitcr of the Birds in North Carolina. ICharlotte (N. C.) Obserrcr.] Having hoard a great deal of talk about the reost near Mack Stafford’s liOHse and tlic sport tlie i>eople were having in killing the birds, wc visited Harrisburg the other night and struck out for the roost. Getting down into a long stretch of bottom laud, something over a mile from the depot, the dull, flaming lights ahead piloted us to the roost. As we neared the scene of action wo found t5«4tAhe i-oost was in an immense canebreak. A party of perhaps forty darkies, besides a lot of white people, were just emerging with their sticks and torches and birds, the sport being about over for the night. The next afternoon, about 5 o’clock, Mr. Slaffoi-d called us iuto the yard and we witnessed a wonderful sight. From all directions great flocks of robins were flying across the heavens to the roost, which was almost in plain view of the houses. For fully an hour one flock after another went by, until the whole cane brake was fairly alive with the feathered tribe, and before it was dark a large i»arty set out to make war upon them. There were sixty-eight men and boys in the crowd, each carrying a stick and a torch or lantern. 'Pie cane-brake is about a mile long and extends a considerable distance on either side of the creek. It seems that each individual cane was bent dow'ii with its load of bii-ds. The reporter, getting just inside the edge of the brake, struck at a cluster, of birds, and the flutter of wings that ensued was deafening. From all sides hundreds of blinded and bcwildci-ed birds flew about, striking against each other and against the wind. All through the brake torches gleamed, men shouted and the deadly stick was going right and left. The birds never left the brake, but flew about 4n confusion, unable to escape tlie wea|)oii8 in the hands of the men, who plied them for about an hour with terrible effect III the excitement of the battle hardly anybody stopped long enough to pick up all the slain birds, but went over their routes when the sport was ended to gatiiei- their game. Our party w'ent into the brake at 7 o’clock, and at 8 all were counting oyer their birds that lay in piles at each one’s feet The total number of robbins killed by the party in one hour footed up 2,110. The nightly battles on these birds have been conslautly going on for fully three weeks. A Cowboy Stopping a Cattle Stam-ptHle. (Chicago Herald.] One of the slickest things I saw in my travels was a cowboy stopping a cattle stamiKjde. A herd of about six or eight liundrcd had got frightened at something and broke away pell-mell with their tails in the air and the bull at the bead of the procession. But Mr. Cowboy didn’t get excited at. all when he saw the hei-d was goiug straight for a high bluff, where they would certainly tumble down iato the canon and be killed. You know that when a herd like that gets to going they can’t stop, no matter \i|Mther they rush to death or not. TliOso iu the rear crowd those ahead, and away they go. I wouldn’t have ^en a dollar a head for that herd, Mt the cowboy spurred up his mustang, made a little detour, came in right in frout of the herd, cut across their path at a right angle, aud then galloped leisurely on to the edge of that bluff, halted and looked around at that wild mass of beef coming right toward him. He was as cool as a cucumber, though I expected to see him killed, and was so excited I could not speak. Well, sir, when the leaders had got within about a quarter of a mile of him I saw them try to slack up, though they could not do it very quick. But the whole herd seemed to want to stop, and when the cows and steers in the rear got about where the cowboy had cut across their path I wass urprisedto see them stop and commence to nibble grass. Tlicre the whole hci-d stopjied, wheeled, straggled back, and went to lighting for a chance to eat where the rca< guard was. You sec that cowboy had opened a big bag of salt he had brought out from the ranch to give the cattle, galloped across the herd’s course and emptied the bag. Every critter sniffed that line of salt, and, of course, that broke up the stampede. But I tell you it was a queer sight to see that man out there on the edge of that bluff quietly rolling a cigarette, when it seemed as if he’d be lying under two hundretl ton.s of beef iu about a minute and s half. BeavtlfUl Things. Besntifnl ;ac«s are those U«t wear-It matters little if dark or filr— Whole-aouled honesty printed there. BeantituI erca are thoee that show. Like crTSliU pane* where iMsart-nres glow, Iteauti/ul thoughta that burn below. Bcantlfnl liiw are those whose words I^enp from tfie heart like snngx of birds, Yet whose ntterance prudence ginla Beautiful hands are thofo that do Work that is earnest, and brave. an4l true, Moment by moment tbe long day througti. # Beaiitifnl feet are those that go On kiudly ininistries to aud fro— Down lowliest ways. If God wills it So. Beautiful shoulders are those thatbgar Ceaseless burdens of bomelv care With patient grace and daily prayer. Beantifiilliyes are those that bless— Silent rivers of hapiiincss, Whose hiddeu luiintalns few may giioss. —[Llttell’s Living Age. Insuranoe. Insurance is a good thing whether ap-plitd to life or property. No less a blessing is nqytliing that insures good health. Kidney-Wort does this. It is nature’s great remedy. It is a mild hut ofticiont cathartic, and acting at the sumo Biine on the Liver, Kidneys and Bowels, it relieves all these organ* uiid enable* them to perform their dutle* perfectly, it has wonderful power, bee advt. Blark Twain lives in bis own house, near Hartford, a bouse with its back kitchen on the street, its front cntranoc on one side, bristling with peaks and chimney pots, and in style of architecture the crystal-lized expression of an encounter between Mark Twain and Queen Anne. Diphtheria polsoM the blood. Convales-cenU should take Hood’s barsaparilla to neutralize aud eradicate the poison natter. A BRIGAND’S DEATH. The Tenor of Macedonia Shot Down By Tui'kish Soldiers. [Constantinoide Cor. Kcw York ITcnilil.J There is great rejoicing at Salónica and Monastir. Brigandage, the hydra-hcndcd monster tlL-it has so long been preying upon the vitals of the southwestern part of European Turkey, has received a severe blow—sufficient, it is thought, to put an end to free-bootiiig operations for some time to come. One of its principal limbs has been lopped off in the 6ha|)c of Kara-Naoum, the black-visaged Pomak Chief, as his name implied, whose exploits during the last few years had made him the terror of a widespread district in Macedonia. If Kara-Naouiii did not enjoy a European reputation it was not for want of mention in the local press. Timc^fter time has his name been cited in connection with some gross outrage—for ho was very active in his operations, and the field of his labors extended from Fiorina on ihc one side to the northern regions of Lake Ochrida on the other. In fact, he divided W'ith the famous Niko, the captor of Colonel Synge, all the lower aart of Macedonia, and so strong was lis band that the regular police force never carwl to come to close quarters with it These two mountain “Tchele-bis,” as brigands arc politely termed in 'furkcy, were in friendly alliance with each other, and as a pledge of their union tho brother of Niko served with Naoum as his Lieutenant. For the reason just stated pursuit is never driven home, and Naonm, in consequence, became so daring as not to stop short in his kidnaping operations at even a local (iovernor. No longer ago than last liamazan a certain Hairic Effciidi, the “Caimakaiii” (Lieutcnant-Govcrnoi») of tho town of Fiorina, was carried off to the mountains by Naoum and his band, together with several other persons. It seems extraordinary that this should have hapjiencd, with such protection as a Govuriior has alwavs at hand in tho fihajie of “zaptchs His Excellency, however, who had the reputation of being a “boii viveur,” was away at the time, feasting with a select party of boon companions in a small kiosk iu the country, little dreaming of Naouin’s presence ill his vicinity, seeing that days jireviously latter had robbed a party of iravclers on their way to Ochrida. The strangest part of the story is that none of these men have ever been heard of since. No demand was made fur their ransom, and not the slightest traces of them have been discovered, in spite of all the exertions of the authorities. The active pursuit set on foot no doubt angered the brigands, and, in accordance with their usual custom, tho Governor aud his fellow captives were all murdered. This interference with the local Governors was tho false step iu Naoum’s career which brought him to grief. As long as he couliued his oiieratioiis to the unofficial subjects ot tho Sultaii tlic local authorities were not so averse to hia existence as to take any extra trouble to put an end to it. When, however, a “Cfaimakaiu” was spirited away, brigandage assumed a very different asjicct. I'roiu tlic “Caimakuln” to the “Vali” was no great advance, and the Governor General of the province began himself to feel somewhat nervous on tho score of his (icrsonal safety. The necessity was seen of drawing the line somewhat iu respect to these unlicciiced raids ujiou the lopulatioii, and it would scein to have been decided that this lino should be the capture of a Lieutenant Governor. Ahmed Eyoub Pasha, the Vali of Monastir, acooi'diiigly dispatched a picked body of troops under tho command of MusUpha Pasha, a Circassian officer of great pluck and dctcr-niinatiou. For several months, however, the brigaud cliicf and his band, by the celeri^ of his movements, managed to balite all the efforts of the General in his search fur them. At last the pursuers succeeded in getting upon the track of Naoum, who, with a few followers had separated from the rest of the baud. iitowiy but surely they followed him up and managed to surround him before ho was aware of their presciicc in the iieighborhuod. Ijong success had probably rendered Naoum or bis scouts over-confideut or careless, for they were completely taken by surprise. However it iiia^ have been, the other morning, whilo he, ill company with three of his band, were quietly drinking tea iu one of tiic houses of a small village near Fiorina, they were suddenly confronted by a body of men in the uniform oi the Sultan, who summoned them to surrender. Tlie answer was a volly from their revolvers and a rush for the door at the back of the house. Their retreat, however, was cut off, and, continuing to resist, they fell at length beneath the fire of the soldiers, though not before two of the latter had becu severely wounded. Thi*ee of tho brigands, including Naoum and his Imuteuant, the brother of Niko, expired on the field, and the fourth died a few hours afterwai*d at Fiorina, where ho had been carried with the bodies ol his companions. There is no doubt about tlie death of this brigand, identified at his victims. for his body was duly Fiorina by several of Great Herds lit Texas. [Fort Keogh I.ettcr.] Miles City, two miles distant from this militaiy fort, is destined at no distant day to become the greatest cattle town in the United States. It will be the great center of all the cattle round about, and has already tributary to it nearly 500,(XX) head, although it can easily supjiort double that amount, as the ground is not more than half taken up yet. In 1880 tliere were 274,316 cattle in tho whole territory of Montana. To-day—three yeara later-tliero are more than double that amount in the Yellowstone Valley alone. Tongue and Powder Rivers seem to have been heretofore the favorite grounds for cattle breeiliiig, aud some of tho largest herds in Montana have been born, raised and slaughtered right there, aud shipped direct to the Chicago markets as dressed beeves. The Frewen Cattle Company have 66,(XX) head on Tongue River; Brown and Hallett have 30,(XX) near tlie headwaters of Powder; Hank and Scott have 25,000 wandering between the 'foiigue and Powder; StoddartA; Co. have over 20,(XK) on Clear Creek, a branch of Powder; the Niobrara Cattle Company have about 16,000 head on Mizpah Creek; New York Cattle Company 14,000 on Powder; J. H. Conrad 14,(X)0on Tongue; Ryan and Ijcvy and John Parker have over 25.000 between them on the Little Porcupine; Grimicll Live Stock Company, of Iowa, have 15,000 on Goose Creek; Hubbaitl A 'rhompson have 9.000 oil tho Rosebud, and there arc many othera varying from 5(X) to 15,(XX) scattered along Powder, Tongue, Rosebud, Little Porcnpiiie and Running Water Rivers and Clear, O’Fallon’s, Sweeney, Lame Deer, Goose, Soldier, Piney, Otter and Pumpkin Creeks, and Buffalo Rapids and Crazy Woman’s Fork. The Norihern Pacific Railroad Comjiany have eii-teml into arrangements with the Maivpiis dc Mores and other gentlemen, who will establish at different points along tho road abattoirs for tho slaughtcriiig and dressing of beeves. These will be shipped East ill refrigerator cars, for whicli tliere is already bcgiuiiiug to be a groat demand. Good Montana beeves weighing 1,8(K) pounds, dressed will turn the scales at an average of 1,(X)0 pounds; sold In Cliicngo or other but a few days jireviously of 5 cents per pound wou d make them worth about $50. I know Montana beef will readily bring 6 cents jicr iwund when brought into comi>c-titioii with Texas or other beeves, which seldom bring more than 3 cents per iiound. Tlic ditCi'rcncc is in the peculiar flavor the meat attains from feeding on ^iontnna grasses, which grow cvcrywliere on tlic foothills, In the bottoms and on the prairies. Rochefort’s Journalistic Experiences. Ill 1856 his nanio apjiearcd first before the public as joint author with Commorson, of tho Tintamarro, of a vaudeville in one act, “Un MoiiRiciir Bien Mis.” He made JE4 18s 6d by that effort. Many subsequent contributions were written for the stage by himself or in collalioratioii withChani, Pierre Vernon, of the Charivari, aud others, tho most successful being “L’Homme du Sud,” )ir<Mluucd at the Palais Royal, and “I^ Vielllesso dc Rridldi” at tlio Varietés. In 1858 his first article was published in a minor pa)ier called the Presse Theatralc, wliich {laid its staff in compliments. 'riie compliment which Gioccoinclli, the editor, paid Rochefort for Ids initial article was to remark that wit was not absolutely prohibited in his journal. This dramatic ex|)oncnt, like some I could moiitiou iu England, led a vegetable existence by bnttcring-iip actors and was a memberof what Nestor Jtoqucplan use<l to call “the printed claquc.” As Rochefort did not take kindly to mummer worahiii, he was dismissed for incajiaclty ami forfeited his salary of nothing a week. A year later he was unrolled on the Charivari staff, where he was paid two sons the line, and was not warned to mb the subscribers witli the grain. Wliilc on tliis periodical, tho more sarcastic Punch of Paris, ho was dismissed from tho Hotel do Villc for his villainous handwriting; but Baron Haussmann sent fur him three days afterward and offered him a better situation, whicli ho honorably declined. It came to him as a bribe. 'I'he Charivari did uot suit him; the Icttcr-pross in it was sacrificed to the illustrations, (a similar fault is noticeable in some American magazines to-day,) and he jumped at a pixqiosi-tion from Aurelien 8choH to join the Nain Jaunc. In its columns ho wrote his first chronique. He hud liupiiciicd ou his richest vein. Villcnicssant snapped at the now man for the Figaro, and gave him tho equivalent of Jt!20a month for one article a week. At the close of his term of cngagcincnt with the Figaro, tbe conductor of the Soldi, a newly established rival, otlcrcd him l,(XX)f of a bonus and J660 a, mouth, ou a year’s contract, for two articles a week. Ho accentcil. When the twelvemonth expired Viljemessaiit besought him to favor him by takiug a bonus of 3,0ÜUf. aud £90 a month for the same amount of work. Rochefort was uot pi*oof against the tempta-Uou.—[Tinsley’s Magazine. The Necrcr. SIm* hart no Trfalth of floH inx trp*«cs; blifl liait no wonrtmiiH store of I in; Her hair «nd inirsc, the harU confeiwe*. Were rather thin. She hail no wnl ensnaring glaneea. Ami ill her cheek wa^ ne’er a rtimple; She stirrcit no (met’* errant fniiciea. And looked half Biinple. But yet the won the heart* of ail men. And had more offers in a week From fitort anrt from etiort and t«II men. Than i.aine can 8)>caK. Yon wonder, then, what waa her dower? Well, I will try to tell you briefly; It wa* her Uify-KiTiDK |)Ower, Foremost an<l chiefly. —[Ilarrard Iwinipooa. CUBRENT FVX. A good deal-Three aces pat.—[Tho Judge. A Bwoepiitg argument should al« ways have a hauolo to it.—[Quincy Smile. “What are you doing with that revolver, Johnny ?” “Studying trigger-oinetry, mamma,”—[Quiucy SmiJc. “You are the greatest woman I ever heard of,”said the boy to his mother: “you tell me I have a bad temper, and yet blame mo for losing it.”—[New Orleans Item. It is said that water composes three-fourths of the human body. This may hold goodm some comm unities, but in others, water does not enter largely into man’s coinpositiuii.—[Ar-kaiisaw Traveler. “Were you ever caught In a sudden squall?” asked an old yachtmaii of a worthy citizen. “Well, I gucssso!” res[K)iulcd the goo<l man. “I have hcljicil to bring up eight babies.”— [New Orleans Item. If thoro is anything madder than a wet hen, it is a woman wiio spends an hour in neatly opening a suspicious-looking billet doiix sort of a letter to her husband to find that is a bill from his tailor.—[Fall River Advance. A boy was going through an alloy in Chicago tho other day and found a woman’s foot. It is safo to say that it did not belong to a Chicago woman, for if half the stories are to be believed they couldn’t get them iuto an alley.—[Peck’s Buii. “That young man is a pretty bard nut, isn’t he? inquired Yeast of a youug neighbor, in 8]>eaking of a fellow that had just passed. “No, I dott't tliink lie can bo a very hard nut,” was tlie neighbor’s replv. “You seo he’s cracked.”—[Yonkers Statesman. Of all the hard luck that fell to the lot of mail, the worst liapiicned in Loudon i-ecently.- A lady whose husband had a severe attack of rhcum.atisinl^-smeared him from head to foot with furniture polish, under the liiiuros-sloii that it was oiiiiineiit. Furniture IHilish may be a verv good remedy for rheumatism and will probably be a good thing to make the old man stay at home evenings, but she ought to have made a sure thing of it and given him a coat of tar and feathcn^ —[Peck’s 8uii. Conductor Greer's Story. [Cambridge (O.) Jeffentoniaa ] A few days ago a Jeflersouian reporter came a pleasant geiitle- ^pirnhil man from Wimiiugtou, O., who said that his uarac was Greer, and related the following: “That he was conductor of a paa-sciigcr train which was wreckcil in a collision at what lie called Ifanua’s Crossing, a placo near Scott’s mines, just cast of town. The collision occurred by uiiotlicr train ruuning off its time át forty-five miles an hour. His train was going at the rate of but twelve miles an hour or tho loss of life would have been greater. As it xvafl, several jicople were kllleil. In one of the coaches was a cousin of Mr. Gitier. lie was found dead In one of tho cars. No bruise of mark of violence could be found u|)oii his body. He died from fright. His hair and cIiLm whiskers were black, but when thcbodvwas discovered both hair and whiskers were thoroughly white. The body was put into a vault at Zanesville, and at the final iiiterinciit ill a month or two hair and whiskers had changed back to their origiual blackness.” The story was a curious ouc worth uotiiig. Rivals of the Mlatnese Twins. rretenburg (Va.) Letter.] The good old county of Chesterfield, famous for its great men, its mineral resources and its ))crsiiiimoii cro])#, has just irivcu life to a pair of twill children who, if tJiey live, will rival the famous 8#;uneso Twin*. The botlics are united just above the hips and the union extends dowutlio right leg of tho one aud the left leg of the other, through the feet to the toes. The double foot, however, has its ten well dcveloiietl toes. The children are boys, aud were Iwm tea days ago. They are getting along well, and to all human appearances will Hvo and. grow Theh-aggregate weight is ten pounds. The heads, breast, forearms and two legs are perfectly formed. Tho parents of tho twins are respectable mulatto people who live a few milei from this city, and to whom, during their wedlock, ten children had previously been boru.

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