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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - January 17, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLT. T\ o. 3ooi:>ci:v3ir^Ti,    jyivuyry    it,    in84. 1    Yoar. The Years. Th(* rcnre fw b«ir n^ as tlte wsves I'lMm the iMconi of llii' sco, Uii! Uiu|[ from lito (x rail cavus, I'el clothed with brief lathoiitj. Each qnirklj snrin^tis? from tbe past, Muuiits ii|*ivnnl III ¡I moment’s crest, Thr« Aitiks VI ithiii the ocoad vast. Its trcjusitiiniiL'-« uonlcst. Wbcn trmp^U ransre arrosr the main Tiie billows wear t.'iei:- r.wfni form, £ut ib.irtty a'i nrr sIÜIcmI :if;uin, ui>u fuigultcn is the £tonu. Our VarVf, upon thoic hlllows tossod, Are Hseiuiu,;lv Ibc sjiurt of pr!:<s, Tito M hite our'iulior imtlis arc croesod. By kiuUrcd, troabteil'SmiUen sails. Whnt lltr.nsh the cr* t where on wo rids lUü.nj il.ic .tcniiiii face of dcxtiny, ra.'iu nlli, umuml. t.ic.v in a tide Ou moving iu it. iiiajrsty». A11 rai lhiy rhan?fi)x)\v to law, • Th.nt nliiijM-e the «x-c^in to a t<i>li«re, Uitltiw arrcc lila.-'t to i piijfr-flow. And ages witu t!.e passing year. We fate from ont our ültle shipi I’ixtn tlte liroitil «ml ixtttbws iloep, Ami niffit-rrd doulKn to pule our ilus And from uni' spii iU calmness keep. O sou!, fe.nr not the stormy hour; At t.uty’s voUh; wo cross tlte sea; Uitvo faitli ill him. of buiiniili'ss |iowcr, U'bo hunlidl tiie waves of liallilcc. NEWS ANt> NOTKS. nigii beds are atilt w om on ladies’day hoots. A CbU-apo detective saya there are on e\|iert liuri'iaro fÍM.‘re. TLe ÍHic de C'liurircs won $150,000 on the French turf last rear.    ’ A UsHiwrary faliin;' off in imiulgrution is jircdietwi tar this year. ALirgartA J. rri‘6ton, the poet, has hurt her sigltf by ineeMuiit literary work. >f r. (ilaiistoiie, it .viiiiearH, includes uinong liÍH uuiuerous vocatiune that ol a dealer in Aiuiltcr. Ft<ve husidired millions dollars worth of ¡prii|ierly is iududed in New York’s dry ,£(NMln districL ÍBeniihanit’s friends are going to present :bor Avlili a leetiiuunial aproiHis of her eit-•citing ex|«erieiices. •(.'Iiiiia now inanufacdures firearms of all ikliids and of su|ierior workmanship. Their breech-loading rifle is just like that <ir the ‘‘Üx'liccii man.” A. woman has been arrested in Holland <011 tier voluntary voufession of having imir-<dcred sixUen perwms withia a few yeni-s. Charming creature! The ri'oeipts of tbe New York charity ball vveie $12,000, of which three-fourth* was «(«lit for Kii|ip<‘r, IlnwerK, music. &c„ and one-fourth given to tlie poor. Tbe surprising sunsets of November, whiith reached aroiiiMl the world, created eujterstifious fear in ln(|ia, and numbers of iMiiy men went about preaching lm|>euding disaster. Queen Victoria has published another book, blit it is iiiteiidod for private circulation only, and will give her Majesty’s admirers HU opportunity to band la afew com-ptliueiitary notices. Tlie Kev. James M. SiiUierlaad, who used to lie know n as Bob Hurt, tbs minstrel, and fortm'rlr lived In Chicago, bounced a man who ilis'iiirlted his meeting at Boston tlie otlier evening, and was tiu^ $10 and costs for assault and buttery. Tlie recent expedition to southern Florida shows thst tbe everglades from Lake O’Kmdiniiee to Cufie Sable are worthless for any fHirpose of cultivation; that they eoiitu.ii no large tracts of landubove water, and that they can not be successfully di-aiiuvl. The everglades, and esiieeially the iMirthcni glades, are a vast swamp, ir-n'cltiiinahle and uselesa for any puri>ose. The story comes from I’aris that a lady who visited four churches iu one day missed her uiiihrella on rctiuiiing home. She Iminoiliatcly revlaitixl all four churches and UiiiihI her iimhiella in tlie lust one. When llie iiiiilmdia was handed to lier she 'thiiiikiiilty said to ihe sexton: ‘‘The ¡leople at this church are iiiuch more honest than tho^e at tlie others.” A gciitleninn traveling in California was aatoiiislicd when be first saw corn thriving In tlie dry and seemingly barren soil of Los Angeles County; but the farmers cxjdniued that lieneath tbe^e corn fields is the subter-Kuiioait outlet of i-onie stream, and that they are watenxl from below'. By digging down ten or twelve fixit niniost anywhere over the kixl, yon will timl the livcr, which rc^p-’ C‘itrA<on the sinface again in two difi'ercnt ids some miles further down, and then again lúitks beneath the surlace. nene is «msUmt of the North Carolina «(oi-iee, til is betag bdd by tbe Frankliiiton Weekly: “About i o’clock on Christinas ■seruiag,” k says, “a colored man named Boil TeiTy, {UMsiug by a well in tbe old livery stiiUe lot, fell in. The well is about forty kxtdeep. B<ib found bv actual mens-ureinent tivat the water reached his shoiil-dcM-8. He says that he slept very w ell, but was rattier cold w hen he awoke. Ho re-muiiied there <|uietly until morning, after tw o or three Uickets of water hud been drawn from the well. nfruiU to say anything to the one drawing lest lie should be killed by the bucket being turnod loose.” Aimec, Vunoni, and m-my other frisky ^rformcra on tbe comic opera and variety stage' arc still singing “Pretty as a Picture,” ami they have brought It to a high state of emiielislinieiit with gesticulation, grinning and faaciful posturing. “Folks who think those additions are imported,” said an old actor, “are mistaken. When Aimoe was to try her first song in English this one was chosen for the puriiose, but it was found that she bad no idea of the ‘business* of American song and dance of the sort then in vogue in the minstrel shows, bhe was advised to go to Bobby Newcomb for instructien, and she did so. Ii>he fuith-fiilly imitated bis trentincnt of the piece, and anybody who remendiera his manners can sec them as clear as day in the Frciicb actress’ multiplicity of iiiipmvcments.” ^ROUGIIO.N tOCtill's ’Trutbcx, i:k. ; I.lquid.LOYFS CATEUOUY. [Emily Lennox, in retcrwn’s Mngazine.J ‘•That is just it, Max,” said yoiiiiir Dr. Brisbin, leaning back in liis office cbair and puffing strcnuonsly at a line Havana. “If it were not lor tliis awful sense of proximity to one's neighbors, I tliink I should be very well satisfied with living in a flat.” ‘‘I sujiposo, though,” his friend i-e-joined, “that it all depends. There arc neighbors and neighbors, of course. Now, I rather covet Parrott’s position, with foiir pretty girls in thg liouíó, so that he can flirt on every landing.” Dr. Brishin blew a cloud of smoke disdainfully into the air. lie had more taste for pathology’ than for pretty girls; and though he knew in a vagnc v. ay that there was one somewhere iu the flat, he had never taken the trouble to locate her. “Yes,” ho said, in pursuance of Omlrey’s rcir.ark ; “hut when ihc:c is a feminine fossil on the second floor, and a iirofcssiomil jjianist on the third, it is not so ple:;saiit; es])ccially when the F. F. has a pas.-ion for cats —ail all-absorbing [lassioii. Max. I think there are live or six of them— M:tllcse, Angora. torloÍMí->hcll and tal.hy; riiid .scmi-oecasionally they giv(; a concert. lla;‘dly a night passes without Miss Dalrympic knocking at my door to iniiniro wlicf li<*r aiiv of the •little [lets’ are in my room, and nearly (jvcry u'.oriting I cither tramp on or stumble over one of them iu the coi -ridor. It’s a confounded nuisance, I í-airt endure eats; and what’s mon*. I won’t. Y'cr, Max, I have come to a conclusion. I can’t stand living in the house with a lot of cranks, and I am going to move.” It was an ainnsing seipiel to this eonvi'isaiion.that on that very evi'ii-ii’g Betty, a scnant of Miss Dalrym-[lie's, knockeil at Ihe doctors door and made the following aiiiiounce-meiit; “Och, Dr. Bi isbin! would ye [ilasc eomc n[) right awav, sir? One of iss Dtiliyinple’s cats has hurl his-self, and she’ll like to have ye attind to it. She’s cryin’ her ryes ont wid sorrow, [M)or craythur!” An expression of scornful wrath roso to Horton Brisbin’s fine fiice. “No!” he said, shortly, turning bis back on the astonished girl. “Tell yonr mistress that I have no time to devote to si< k cats.” Betty disapjieared in high dudgeon, and presbnflv there was heard overhead a 8oiint\asof someone stamping on the floor in a lit of rage. ]>r. Brishin reseated himself at his desk and began to write. But the bustle tip stairs annoyed him, and before very long there was again a knock at his office d(M)i*. “Come in,” he said, crossly. He ex-[icctcd the servant again; but, to his surprise, the applicant [irovetl to he a young girl, barely seventeen years of age, and wonderfully beantifnl. Her loveliness was |ierha|)s heightened by her dress, whicii was a pale-hluc cash-mere Avra|)|)er, while a mass of wonderful hair floated about her like a cloud, and gave her almost the air of the'“hle«spd Deinoscl.” It was, however, as he saw on a second look, the pretty girl whom he had seen liow and then in the corridor, but who had never before ti]ipoared half so bcaiitifiii. In her arms she carried a little yellow kitten, over which she Itad evidently been crying. Her lips quivered, and the cx[)res-sion of her face Avas half indignant, half bcscccliing. “I am sorry to disturb yon,” she said, “but I can not bear to see Taffy suffer. Oh, won’t you please do something for him ? The coal scuttle fell on him, and—-and I think his leg is broken.” With this she burst into a flood of irrepressible tears and sank into a chair. For a few minutes Dr. Brishin stared at Iicr in silent astonishment. But the little yellow kitten giving, directly, a jiitiful mew, he rose, and, faithful to the instinct of his profession, took the injured animal tenderly iijion his lap. “Yes,” ho said, presently, “his leg is broken; but if you will hold him, I will set it for you.” The young girl dried her tears, to take the kitten from him; and the doctor brought the necessary bandages for this singular piece of surgery. “You call him Tafly, do you ?” the doctor observed, biting his lip to keep back the smile which was forcing its way into notice. “Yes,” she replied, mournfully, as she thought bclUted the occasion; “on account of his color. I used to get lovely taffy at Millard’s; and if was just the same shade as my kitten.” “Is it your kitten?” queried the Doctor, pursuing his task with infinite amusement, “I thought it wtts Miss Dalrymplo’s.” “I am Miss Dalrympic,” she answered, uaivclv,“Mis8 Dolly Dalrym-plo.” The Doctor stared. If he had ever given tlie subject a moment’s thought, he had never dreamed that this nine-tccuUi century angel, with hair like a tangle of sunbeams, was any relation to the snpcrannuated person who oc-cu[)iod the second floor, an^whom he had dubbed the “feminine fossil,” or “F. F ” for short. “There! ’ he said, filially, putting on the last ajiplication of arnica and the last bandage. ‘‘Keep him quiet, if you can: and {'ive him a few drops of this medicine internally. If youdlikc to have me, I will look at him to-morrow.” “Oh, if you only would!” she said, oaprly. “I have no doubt you think it is foolish for me to make ^uch a fuss ovci a cat; but I do love Taffy, and I can’t bear to sec him suffer.” The indignation she had felt at his surly message had been dissipated by his subsecjuent kindness, for the Doc-foi now viewed the affair in a humorous liglit, and was not only civil, but more. It iiii^ be that DolJy’§ blue eyes, with iiieir long golden lashes wCl witli tears, had assisted to produce this change. Who can tell? “I did not know Miss Dalnmple had sifter,” he observed, as Dolly rose to ^0. “Neilncr she has,” was the proniiit reply. “lam her niece.” “And the cats, I sujqiosc, are common property.” “No, indeed; they all belong to mo. Aunt Dorothy merely tolerates them. Oh. it was such a long time before I eould induce her to let them live with us; and I just wouldn’t live without them. So you see it was a inoi e question of cats and me. or no <*ats and no me. She chosc-me and the cats.” “I understand,” said Dr. Brisbin, as she liiittorcd out of the room with a soft “good niglit;” and then he slo[)ped, and like the philosopher he' was, gravclv stroked his chin. Un-d<‘f the fa.'cinatioii of Dolly’s radiant Miiilc. he began, for the first lime in his life, to understand how the jires-cnce of such a lovely creature could make even a dozen eats desirable. It was some time after this that bis friend Max Oudrcy said to him; “I thought you were to be off a iiionlh ago, at least, and you haven’t moved your office yet.” “No,” was the rc[)ly, “but I wish to Heaven I had long ago. Max, I have made a eoiifoundeel fool of myself. I have fallen in love with the mistress of those ahomiiiablc cats.” “What? Not the‘F. F.?’” “Xu, the deuce! With her iiiccc; the pfpttiest, merriest, most irresistible little—” “V« ‘, of cousc,” Max assented. “But who is she?” •‘That ‘golden-haired goildess,’ as you used to eall her. Y'ou met her oiieeuf twice on the stairs.” •‘.She? By Jove, Horton! you’re in luck. I eoiigrntulnte you.” “Not so fast,” the Doctor said, uneasily. “She knows notiiing of it. and Í question whetlicr she ever will.” Tln‘11 he told of the accident to Tafly which had led to their acquaintanee. “Tlic confounded kitten,” he addctl, ••is as w ell as ever, and as frisky as a i young imp. Confound it! For oven if she should fancy me, !Max—w’hich I think is very uniikely—what could I do with a wife who was insano on the subject of cats?” “IVrhaps she likes you well enough to give up the I’ats?” The Doctor shook his head. “If the [lassiou were su|)pres.sed for aw hile it would only gain in strength. She is little more titan a child. Max; and herta'itcs have been allowetl to run wild. She has no father or mother; no one but this maiden aunt, who intends to leave her all her money. She has been away at school for years. What can you ex|Kict, after all that ?” "Nothing, I’m sure,” Max agreed, chiming in with his friend’s apology for Dolly. “But it is never ttK> late to inetiii, Horton. You may be able to cure her of this mania.” “But suplióse I can’t ? Sup[)osc that, ill s[)ite of her youth, it should prove ineradicable? SniijMise that, if she were to marry me, she would [K'rsist in harboring an army of cats ? What would liecoine of us? It would drive me mad.” “You take it too seriously,” Max said, in a soothing way. “That is merely aii evidence of liñ-ly afteotion. (Jive iter somq more desirable objei t on which to lavish this surplus warmth of feeling—a htisband say— and vou will see, Horton, that the cat mania will subside.” The Doctor shook his head. “I am afraid that I have been a fool, Max, ’ he said, gravely. “I say again, I wl^h I had movetl iny ofiice long ago.” That night between 12 and 1 a terrible [laiiic seized the residents in Forty-ninth street. The large flat west of Fifth avemie was discovered to Im* on lire, and before the alarm bad been sounded the flames, which had origiiiated in Dr. Brisbin’s office, had shut oft’all means of escape from the iiiqier slot ios. The Doctor tvas out, attending a patient who Avas lying at the point of death, ami when ho drove home in his < oui>e hcfoqnd the street hloeked with [H'ople. The engines were at work; hut the flames were pouring outof the door ami windows, so that it was extremely difficult to jilacc the ladders to receive those, if any, who were still ini[>risoncd in the higher stories of the burning building. In this emergency the firemen were hurrying to and fr*» shouting to each other in stentorian tones, but doing little real good. Fortunately, Ihe fourth and fifth stories of the building had been un-tcnaiitcd for several days, as the Doctor knew. A fireman had managed, nicantiino, to save the [lianist and his family from the third iloor. Miss Dalrynijile herself was standing en deshabille on the sidewalk. For a inomenl the Doctor thought that no one was left in peril, after all; but as he gave one quick look of investigation, he saw Dolly standinii at the upper window, with the flaiiies close “Good God!” he cried, ami lcai>cd from the carriage the same instant. But a fireniau had simultaiieously started up the ladder—which hail been safely placed at last—aiitl uotv stood with one foot on the windowsill, holding out his arms for Doily. 8hc had managed to slip on her blue wiai»i>er; but it hung oim'ii at t!ie throat and sleeves, showing her snow y neck and arms, iiorton Brishin could not help wondering more than ever at her beauty, even in that aw ful moment. “Quick, Miss,” the fireman cried. “There’s nota moment to lose.” “Take this first,’’ Dolly said, dragging forward a huge clothes basket. It contained all her cats, huddled together in a little terrified pile. “Can’t do it. Miss. I can only take one thing at a lime. Y’ou’ll have to leave them.” ‘‘No, no!” Dolly cried, inii>erativcly, stamping her litticfeet. “Take them, I say, and leave me behind.” “But I may not he able to get back.’’ “Take them, anyway,” she said, baflling his cfforcs to take her by force; and without w’asting further time in words, the fireman snatched up tlie basket of cats and bore it safely to the grouml. But he had hardly reached the jiavc-ment ere a cry of horror burst from the crowd. The conflagration had caught up the curtain of the window where Dolly stood, and she was now shut oil' from view by a screen,of flame. There was not a fireman present who would have rcasceiided the ladder at any price; but the Doctor, snatching up the heavy afghau from his carriage, dashed through the crowd. He went up the ladder bctorc they were aware of his puriiosc, and leaned through the window, now’ enveloped iu flames, into the room where Dolly stood, pale as death, but [icrfectly still. He threw thcafghan about her, and caught licr up in his arms. The atmosphere was stifling, and the hot floor fairly scorched his feet. “Put vour arms around iny neck, darling,’^ he said in a low' tone. Slic obeyctl him without a word; and he dashed with her through the burning window. His clothing caught fire; but as he [lanscd half way down tlic ladder, he was told to hold fast, w'hilc a stream of water was quickly turned u|>on him. Ten minutes later, Dolly, who had ln*cn completely enveloped in the afghan, stood safe on the sidewalk, w itli not even a hair of golden head harmed. But Dr. Brishin had sunk fainting to the earth, and was Imriic aw’ay to the office of a iicighlwring [ihysieian. For weeks after this, the Doctor w as sitting in any easy chair in the library of Dr. Dean’s house. He was banfiy able to walk with a eanc, and tvasiiot yet allowcHlto venture out of doors. But if the mountain couldn’t come to Mahomet, Mahomet could go to the mountain; and Dolly iiersoiiated Mahomet, and oneday ap[M;arctl. . She was clad in a suit of navy-blue velvet, bordered with chinchilla fur; and in his joy at seeing Ihm‘, Dr. Dris-bin held out his arms without thinking. She did not pause a moment, hut went right up to him. “I came to thank you,” she said, in a low, tremulous voice. “How can I do it?” “Ivove me,” he answ’cred, gatherin'^ her close in his arms, just as he had done the night of the fiiT. . “But I have done that already,” she said, shyly. "Then marry me,” he added. “Dolly, I love you, you know it! I can never be happy witliout you. I learned that when I faced the póssi-hility of losing you on that dr<>adfnl night. Darling, will you be my wife —my joy—my heart’s delight ?” 8hc slipiMHl both arms about his neck. “What a rash proposal!” she cried. "Yon know if you love me, you must love my cats.” “I will,” he said, i‘iM;klcssly, for you see he was quite, quite gone. “Dolly, I coulil love an ichthyosaurus for your sake.” ^ “Oh!” she sanl, laughing, “it won’t he so bad as that. When these cats die, I won’t want any more, Iiorton; at least not so many ; not more than one—or two. I can have two, can’t I?” “You can have what you want, my darling,” he sffid, rapturously; and so she had. But it was just as Nlux Oudrcy had said it would be. When Dolly had a husband whom she adorod, Taffy was the only cat domesticafcil in her household; and she asks fur no others. To liAura—III'the IJbrary. [>caro«t, if you ait lierc to-ilay niul rciul The vernea which for love of you I write, To me it will be joy itidceil To think I |*euuc(l them o vet Bight. For in the silent watchea of dark hours 1 think of you whose face I do not aec; And 80, when dawn lighta up love’s roHy bowers, It ia but fair that you should think of inc. T^ia shall our thoughts be mutual, nor fnil To bring sweet blesshigs l*oth in light nnddurk; 1*^** love-notea by the iiiglillnitiile. And you will aeiul your answers by the hirk. PRESIDENT CREVY. —|F. L. Stiintou. In Salt Lake tbe sidewalks are twenty leet wide. lliiB, the Troy Times thinks, is *o permit a man’s widow s to walk abreast insU‘ad 0Í lu couples when going to bis funeral. Tastes and Habits of the Fli'st Man of Fi-anec. fP.nrls Cor. Chic.ogo Current.] The call that snnimoncd Jules iirovy to the Presidency found him installed in a liandsoinc a|>artment on the Buc Volncy, surrounded with his books and objects of art, and híiiijiy in the society of his wife, his only child, and the circle of warm and intimate friends that had gathered around him. The man that had resigued his fmio-tions as President of the National Assembly rather than give even a tacit adhesion to the re-establishmcut of a monarchy in France, was well fitted \ jmiji.ot. to succeed the Aveak and vacillating MacMahon. It was s(M)ii evident that a new’ htylc of President had come to rule over France. His predecessors had atrected a state, more or less regal; guards, outrider!?, a state car for railway journeys, &c. The first official act of M. Grevy’s Presidency w’as the refusal of the state car aforesaid on the railway from Versailles to Pari.s, which was tendered to him by the chief of the station; “Bcincmhcr iny friend.” he said to him, “that the President of France is only a French citizen like yourself. If you will give me a cuin-[liirtment for myself and my Secn*-tary, that will be all-sufficient—I desire nothiiigmorc.” Foreign officials coming to the Kly-see on binsiness, and desiring to oou-snlt the 1‘i‘csident’s Secretary as they had been wont to do under the regime of Thiers and. of Mae.Mahon, were at once shown into M. (ilevy's private office, ami transacted their inisiiH'ss with the ruler of Fiance himself. The guards disaiipearcd and were re[)laecd by two sentries and a policeman at the gates of the [lalaeo. Wlien the anmiai halls took [ilace at the Klysco, M. Grcvy horrified all the old ehaniberlains and regulators of etiiinette that dated from the days of the ICinpiro, by talking with his guests, moving freely among tlioiii and com[M>i‘tinghimsoif generally like a genial hospitablc gontlcniaii who is glad to sec his friends, and not like ¿I inakc-belicve monarch. He is not fond of general society, however, Iming exceedingly siniiile and retiring in his tustcs. lie occupies with his family one of the least splendid of the maiiv suites of rooms in the Palace of the Elysee. His own private study is one of the plainest rouins, fiiriiisiicd with green rep, and looking as little like the sitting-room of the inmate of a [lalacc as one can ]>ossibly imagine. IDs favorite recreation is shooting; he cares littic or nothing for music or the itrama, and the box of the ni'.or of France at the Grand OjKTa, that which was fitted up for the Emperor, but iu which Louis Najiolcon never set foot, is usually filled by a [larty of distinguished strangers, or by the family of some one of the Bepublican Deputies. He delights in jilaying billiards, and is passionately fund of a game of chess; that is,if he can find a worthy adversary, which, it must be confessed, is 110 easy matter for a player of his force. lie is a most delightful coiiver.sationalist, and charms all who come bcneatii the influence of his gentle, genial manners and siiurkliiig language. He is a devoted fatlier, aiul educated his only child, Mine. Wilson, almost cntirciv, so that she is said to be a lady of a depth of knowledge ami force of intellect surprising in one of her sex. But the great ha[>-[diiess of I’rcsidciit Grevy’s life is said tojiavc come to him in the slnijie of his little granddaughter. Marguerite, the only child of M. and Mine. Wilson, who is now a thriving young lady, some eight months old. not military; tlie (¡crnians drink in the military spirit w ith their mother’s milk. The French have no permanent eonimandcr-in-chief. They aro iKit steailfast in adversitv and do not w illingly lollow’ any leadi r who has not bound victory to his chariot w heels. J’olitieal societies exercise a disintegrating intluenee in the French army, Ixith among otfieers and men. In sliort. there arc still many weak points ill that army as r<‘gards training, roernitiiig and general tdminis-tration, which must be remedied before it can be ealhxl ready for war. With refereiiee to the siibjeet matter of this |)aiu[)let. I may state that an angmentation of the tierman artillery is now seriously intended. The Minister of War seems to favor tlie The Arniie* of (leriiiany and Fran<<e. [Berlin Cor. Ixindun Times.J “France’s Hcadincss for War” is the title of a pamphlet which appeared here toward the end of September, is alnaidy in its fourth edition, and is being translated into French and Italian. The author is a Prussian utlieer. His opinions claim to be founded on careful study of French affairs unil personal observations made at the last French nntninn inaneiivers; The contents of the puiiqihlets are briefly us follows; Nnmeiically, the French army is dccidcilly sn|)crior to the German—it has lffi),0(K) men and PJ4 guns more. But mimbers aro not evcrvthing in this (picstion. On tiic Her-niaii side must be irckoneil tin* groater uniformity of training, wliicli France can not rival, because of her system of dividing the recruits into two portions, one of which serves forty months and tlic other only eight or ten ; greater solidity of the cadres, which are stronger in the time of [Hiacc; griater uinforniity in the augmentation of the number of the men; better quality, and bettor attention of the fiirbaltiTiis; strategically better niilways, swifter [lowcr of concentration, and a grcatgr nutnber of stpind-rons and of horses fit for service. Gor-innny has 372 field squadrons and 93 reserve squadrons; France 30S of the former and 84 of the latter, inclnding the African troo])s. In Germany á squadron has lóO horses; in Franco nominally 150,and really not more than 120. The French fort.s wliich guard the road and railway near the frontier i will, contrary to the original intention, reipiiro the defense of active troths. The French are war-like, but Hiffliwaj'iiinti Kiiittlit’H Exploit. [L.-uaiiiic Boomerang.] While Fred. I’owlaiid, who keeps a lialf-way station at Sevcn-milc Uanch, was away, having gone to de[iosit $1,000 of his savings, a stranger -to[)[>ed at the ranch, which liad lieen left under the care of an employe named William Tucker. He gave his name as A1Ii‘«mI Knight, and wanted some dinner. After eating, and while Tucker’s back was tiiniod, he seized a ritlc leaning against the wall,dro|i|»ed ' it ?>ii 'J'ucker at full cock, and bade j him elevate Ids hands. Tucker iliil ; so. Knight then walked behind th'i| bar, and, [lieklng u[) a rcvolvi*r that j lay on the shelf, |ilaci*d it in bis Idp BoHtonese. High oVr the EVinvrcaii mount Vyiifrii Ml»*rii KiiiihruHlíHí iiliimos his Wii»5S, W hilo hy Iho )iiirc Ct'Btiliuii fount Ophalin softly «ij» iiml singí. Tlion* on his hiipo agotic wnt Orout .\lro)K)s Iii8 troiiHurc (‘prcnrti. Ami hoo'is no inoiv Iho htoniiH lh.xt L„nt 111 douhloil thiimlori* o’ur our head*. Oh Alro|»o?, innjcnlic u.-.mo. One Imxiii 1 oriivo. ono hlm-ing seek. Ono spiirk of that ooIohIííiI funiu That aniin.'ileü our inodoni Circok. I yield. 1    I    know not whence rile highest iiitelleetioiis How; Itiit tlioiigh Ihero uuiv iml Ik* :i Tliciiee, The ]ireiM‘iil TIiisiuAh 1 uouM know. He hcnrti, and from liin loirh of light One luinlM-ut ray ivsjioMsive -luHtk, Whieli, darting tunmgli iln* ni iher Lrigkl, A hitlierwiird <lii'ei.tii a ! ok. An«l on my brow its rinUant glow, AlmorlH-it. i'ei»Í!<linit, reigns -uhliinc; I thrill with e< »tiic\; 1 kii.nv Tiic Tliisnesd of iccuisive I.me. Oh joy sn|ierm! Oi'.vliint hii.-s! Oh, ye who uii'lersinml llie The.^, 1 know the Oll.ei iiet^. of J’ui oiiu of } ou: I III Lo.'toiieM*! —!The .Judge. CLTtltENT FC.Y. AnotJicr bank has failed in Glasgow. Bobbie Burns proliably meant Bouiiy “Vo banks and breaks o’ Doon."—[The Hateiict. A young man with a ¡lair of hand-painti'tl sus|)enders gcnerallv finds [>o(*ket. aiul invited Tiickt*r to take a ,a room too warm to work iu with his walk witli him to the stable, w hich coat on.—[Pidladi'ljilda Call, lie did. Ho [licked out it horse and |    ’pi„.    Pnm-o of Wales refers to cham- badt! bis [iri>oiicr saihlle it. This done. Tucker went hack to the house, follow(*d by Knight, who or-d<*rcd him to tic some blankets to the siiddU* and [lilt ii[) some [irovisions; also to take the money drawer and duiu[) its contents out iqum the ground. It contained about $25, wliicb Knight [lockcted. He then hade 'I’licker write adocuincnt, which he sig-iied,as follows; “I ilo Jierohy swear that I cleaned out tlie Si'vcn-^Milo Bunch. Tucker had nothing to do with taking the gun.s or the horse. “Ai.KUEI) IVNKlllT.” Knight then inouiitcil his hor-o, and, making Tin ker w alk liefore him, left the i*Hiu*.h several miles behind. Here he remained until evciiing,when he e<M)lly informed Tin ker tliat he giies.se<l there was no danger of his being u|)[uehende<l, so lie would ro-siime bis journey—he (Tin ker) could loturii lumie. (’aiitor and |)i‘isoii(*r then purtcd company. Tinker made his way to Bock Creek ami tele-gra[ihed liis enijiloycr that the rain li liad beiMi rohiicd. Knight was followed by officers, who urrcstcd him near Fort Collins. Iknitoii's New Lihrtiry lluikliiig. [Bunion Joiirnul.l The (fity Council having ap[)ro|)i i-ated $10,(XJ0 for premiums for llie best four [ilaiis fora new bnihling for the [iiiblic library, the trustees have issued a [ireiiminary descri[>tion of the building as it should he. The trustees deciilc that the building shall be of brick, three stories in height above the lms<*iiient, witli hrowiistoiie trimmings. The cost is not to cx«*eeil $t.")0,(KX). Ill the hasemeiit, which will have threo-quarters of its In ight above tlie h'vel of the sidewalk, there will be, ill addition to the a[>artments of the janitor and otiiei* rouins for s[ic(*ial [)ur[iosos, a room w'ith an area of 3.(tiK)s(jiiai‘e feet, whore the bound iiews[ia[iei s w ill be kojit and may be consulted, and a bindery with an area of 2,5lK) squure feet. The other three stories w ill be fini>hcd of a uniform ln*ight of lift(*cn feet. On tin* first floor, fronting on Dar-mouth street, will Im,* two rooms, of an area of not l«!ss than 2,500 square fci*t each, one for the [lutcnts, and tin* otiier for the Knglisii and American public documents. On the seeoinl floor will be the great hull, eontaiiiing (he delivery desk aiul reading room, willi an ariHi of T.iVK) sipiare fe(*t; il»o [iiiblie card catalogue rooni.witii.au area of 2.250 fc*et, rooms for the trus-t(*es ainl lihrarians, and dressing rooms ainl other acconiniodatioiis for persons em|)loyed in tlie lilirary. The third floor will be mainly ii>ed by catalogiu*rs anil other [icrsoiis engaged ill the regular work of the library, but it will aUo contain an art room, w ith an area of 3.(KKJ square I feet. Booms abo will bo [irovided for the s[n*cial liliraries. 'I’he book siaek is to be seven stories in height, and i.s to be built throughout of iron, and to have a shelving ca[iaeitV for 700,000 volumes. ,\rtliur Ortcn, alias (.’astro, tUe claiiiiaiit of the Tichlsnnc estates, now seiviiig a luurteen-yeurs’ imprisoiiiiK’Ut, Ih alioiit to hi* released, and many of Ids faithful fol. lowers, whoso stupid f.iith in his cause makes a curious chapter in the history of iniposilioiis, propose to buy a public inn and sot hini to earning a living. A lady [lassenjrer on a Connecticut rail-road threw a $000 sealskin cloak over Ihe back of the sent one day last week, aftd soon after discovered to her dismay that il had bc*on atolou. [tagne as "the l)ov.” He would probably .s[»eak of Jersi*y Lightning as "(ho old mail eloquent."—[Hartford J’ost. "There’s wisdom in the cask,” sings au old piK't who knew how to iiavo a gooil lime. And he is right. A cask has two Jicads.—[Biirlingtoa Fi-oe PlX'SS. IFostininstor Abbey gravevanl is sc ciowdi’d that disfiiigiii-lnsi Englfsln men don't know what to d5 alNMit dying.—[New York Coiiiiiicii ial Advert ls<*i‘. "My Vx'st thoughts are always the hardest to write,” said a literary unan. "Ye.s,” replu'd an acquai'.itaacc, “and they are always the hardest to read.”— [Arkaiisuw Traveli*r. One of (he Harvard students has lilted ti|i his room at a cost of f4,00()L W'c sus[M*et that the young iiiau’s room is bidtcr than his eonqiauy. —[Boston Tran.scri|)l. The largest dry gomis dealer in lto<*hcstei‘ has failecL The Rochester ladies luust have Ix en doing a good deal of 8h»p[iing this year.—[Ix>ui«-ville Coiirier-Jouriial. “I.ainds are measured In rodsiyleagtteg anti HO forth,” saitl the teacher. “Now, what is a siirv(*yor?” “A laiMl leaguer!” sliontwl one of the Ixjys.— [N. Y. Com. Adverli.K'r. The li ves of railroad kings gr(*atljr encourage small hoys. They show how one ean get up in the world by honest iinlustry and saving habits. —[New Orleans Picayune. Simply because his eat brought home twoorthrec fisli which she stole from the iieighlMiring market, Biggs luiasts that he g(*ts Ids mackerel by the kit.—[Boston Tiaii.scrl|»t. A Fieiichiiian claims to have invented a |iii[K*r which is incombustible. Let some of our essayistH get hold of il, and they will make it dry enough to burn.—[Boston TranscripL “Knowledge is [lower,’’ but learned men stand no chances in ,*i nominating convention. In [Militics hootUiim [lowcr is greater than the [lowcr of know ledge.—[New < blcans Picayune. Chci'ky Passcngi'i—"Any fear o’my distniliing the magnetic cnrronts, Ca[»iain, by going near ilie (•oin[ia.ss?” Ca[ituiii—"Oh, ini, sir; imiss has uo efb*cl on it whatever, sir!"—[l.ondoa i’lllicll. "No, ’ said the. generous man, “I liavcn’t got tliat horse now .    1    found it cost more to kcc[i liim than he was woi-tli, M) Í gav<* him to iny brother as a Christmas pri*.-'cnt."~[l.owdl ('itizen. "^’cs,” said Mrs. I'!gomi)i. “f useil to think a great deal of Mr-. Gixxlc, she was always so kind tonic; but, then. I’ve found out that -In* tronts cvcrylxxly just the s;iim*."—i Ilo.-tou Traiis<ri[>t. 'riu'ro arc said to lie II.OD one-Icggi'd men in the Unite.1 Slates. ()iic-h‘ggcd men form tin* most [«*;icc-ful and submissive dement of our [io[iulatioii. Tliey never kick.—[ Boston (ilobc. Sci'iiig (bat tin' lire was gv*tting low during the [M'llbrmaiiccof a long «siii-ccrt piece, in a chilly [larlor, a geiith'-man asked his lu igldMir, in a w lii'[H‘r, how he should stir the lire without inttMru|itiug the inusi.*, “Bctwceu the bars,” was the n*|ily.—[Ex. Offensive modesty: New Customer —"I don’t so much care wh.nt the things arc made of, you, know. Alf I want is I I look like a tfcutleinan.” Tailor (with uucallod-for difference)— •‘Well, sir, I can assure you that I w ill do my very best.”—[ÍAJudou Punch. AVilmott wrote: “Kvory year car-ric.s away somethim^ bdovi'd and [irocious into a soft and visionary twi-liirht.” This is very true; every year The host ri'niilHtor of diitestivo or^rans aiul the lK*st app<*tizcr known is .yajtoslunt |     , Billers. Try it, but Is'ware of imitations, i alumt this time we look lor our riiu-(iet frtnn yimr jrnKcr or ilrug;;ist the Kcnu- 1,01* boots, ami find thCv arc gone— ineartiele, niaiiiifacluied by Dr. .1. (i. H. „[vou to some tram[).—1 l.owdl Cilu siogcrt iV ,‘soiis. zcu.

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