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The Long Island traveler. (Cutchogue, N.Y.) 1871-1940, May 30, 1872, Image 1

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A BOY'S DEFENSE. The scene was in Sacramento street , in front of a well known hotel . It was twenty two years ago, and San Francisco was in her infancy. Quite a crowd had gathered on the street , and the center of attraction was a big fellow , who stood with a newspaper in his hand , raving and cursing. ^ \What' s the m atter , \Wol f ?\ asked a newcomer , who was evidentl y familiar with the irate man . \ Matter ?\ return ed \Wolf , for that was hi s name , \ matter eaoug h , an ' roug h enou gh it 'il be fo r some folks. Them young whelps that prints this paper has gone an ' published something 'bout me. O , I'll fi x om! They 'd be tter never have been born ! They 'd better go an ' kill [ themselves after ten minutes; it'll be an easier death fur ' em. \ ,. W olf was a noted desperado , who , it was said , h :>d killed more than twenty i me n , and hut few knew him who did n o^ > fear him. He was at that time chief of a gan g of loafers and gamblers that were nearly alway s t ' o ho found loungin g around in the vicinity alluded to , and disturbing the wh ole neighborhood daily with riot- ous conduct. If there was any law ir. tho.io days i t was seldom executed - igains t such characters , and in the full conscious- nes s that they were feared they did pretty much aa they pleased. i The newspaper whi ch bad given such deadly off ence to Wolf was u litile weekly journal , anil its nfflct- was in the second s tory of a building on the same street with the hotel I ha ve mentioned , and only a few rods distant. I t was published by young men— , >r, I might say, boys , for they wore onl y ei ghteen and twenty years old , respectively — named Darrell and Kayiif s. The paper and its youth ful pro- priet ors were already well known in the city of San Francisco. The ar ticle which had excited the wrath of the ruffian Wolf whs n h old denuncia- tion of himself and his crowd for their lawles s omthwt , am} it ptirtlon for iy men- tioned liitn b y name , characteriz in g him as a \bl u stering bully. \ It was the w ork of you ng- Darrell. a fea rless boy hailing from one of the Western States. Before leovlm t His home in the Mississi p pi Vtdley, ho had (squired n fair education , so that ho could at least edi t a newspaper * in those early days; and he possessed , be- sides , tha i courage and dari ng which mav ho na tural in the first place , and which aro more thoroughl y developed by the ex- posure to diini'oro and hardships . YonnR Kaynes was quite a differe nt kind of per- •on in point.of coura ge , being of an unusu- all y timorous nature. ' To r utnrn to the scone on Sacramento street. Working himself up Into Ills worst mood—and his host was had enough , lionv- on knows—Wolf tor© the paper to atom s and started fur the publication office. Ho was f oil wed by a curious rabble , most of whom were elated wi th the prospect of a , . rnurdei , thmi uh there were some present Who would have rcmot tt 'trnted with the ovil-lu-artod man , had they rinr ofl, \Je st yon watch , \ said Wolf , ns ho reached the door , \If ye want to see tlio ' r hloody carcasses tumble out o 1 the winder I H won 't ho long. I don 't spend rouoh time on stall fellers. \ I t was the Inte ntion of the ontol heart- ed mnn actually to out the throats of the two boyish Journal ists and throw tli vlr bodies nut of tho window , for tlio gratifi - cation of the crowd and tlio further exal- tation of his alre ad y fearful name, So , , ,,, tho mob on tlio street awaited the issue . , , with I ' uvnrl sh oxpcnt atlon, ns Wolf , flour- ishing his knife and re volver , entered tlio i'ihIo frame building and rtm liotl up stai rs. All unconscio us of their dan ger, tho two youn g editors were busily ongatrod , pnr ' <Miln B tholr usual work in their prlmi tlvo ' olfioe, If thoy had hoard tho nolso wi thout fli oy. h ad , .pald , no . attention to I f. supposi ng It was merely a street row mio ' i as tlior wore accustomed to hoar every day. Darrell was sitting at a rudo table wrlf ' ng, and Kuyn es wn« (tit ling at tho counter arranging some papers for tho mall, ' T' loy , lionrd t' ;o olnttor oP heavy boots fol j \talr s , but supposed It was some \ ¦ \' nor coming np to subscribe for the paper , or perhaps , to see a lawyer who occupied a coup le of rooms on the sa me floor ; for the building was only n two-story one , and the second floor was occupied exclusively by th em and an attor- ney—their rooms bein ^ ' bepurated from his b y 11 narrow hall-way that was reached b y the flight of stairs allud.d to. \ Ali-ba ! I' ve got ye , my young imps! exclaimed the desperado , burstin g in. Kaynes recognized him and turned pale. Being at the counter , wliicn faced the door and extended across the room , he was naturally the first mark for Wolf' s vengeance. \Y e young <Jevil s!\ he hissed , scowl- ing like a madman , \ Ye 'll never write no r print nothin ' more 'bou t me!\ Here he nou rished his knife and revolver above his head. \I' ve got a sure thing on both of ye!\ Sny in g this he looked about him , with a careful scrutiny, to see that there was no means of escape for the quiet youth at the table , who , of course , would not dure to jump over the counter and try to pass him , but would cower down with frig h t in a corner and tak e his turn at bei ng killed ; then he reached across the cou nter and siezed Knynes by the hair , which was unfortunately very long. Coiling Him terrified young man ' s locks a round the great coarse fingers of the left hand , Wolf laid hi s revolver upon the c ounter , without the sli g htest apprehen- sio n that his youthful adverary would sn atch it up and use it on him , as he mi g h t have done hud he possessed the nerve , th en flourished his bi g g leaming knife: deliberately with pure devilishnes s pr olong ing ICivnes ' terror and pain. \ N ow pray, you young un! he hissed. \Yo u ' ve got a couple o ' seconds or so left —- just while I' m clipp iii ' ye r ears off. I'l l take ' em off first , clean and smooth , then I'll cut your throat an ' thro w yer carcass out o ' the ivup ler. D' ye hear that ?\ Such was Wolf' s reliance on the terror his name everywhere insp i red that he ne ver dreamed of resistence. He simp ly intended to butcher the two young men , a nd euch a thing ss an obstacle to his will was not to be thought of. Hud Dar- rell possed no more nerve then Kaynes the re can be no doubt but that.they would both ha ve been murdered then and there in exact accordance with Wolf ' s pro- gramme. \Tim e!\ he said , grinding his teeth in an ecstney of rage and dr;iwing Ka ynes ' white face closer to his own repulsive countenance. \They ' re a w«itin ' to ten yer carcass drop down into the street. \ Here lie fl ou rished his knife at'd select ed his ma rk. \Ri g ht ear first. Watch how clean an ' smooth I'll take it off. I won ' t even touch a hai r. Kaynes b awled for mercy. \O—O— don ' t!\ the poor fellow shrieked , tremb- li ng with terror. \O , don 't , Mr Wolf! I did' nt wri te that , on my soul !\ and he whined like a Kchoolboy. \None o ' yer ly in '!\ said Wol f fiercely. \ Yer both wro te it , darn ye! an both of ye'll pay for it!\ Here he execu ted deci- ded circles wi th bis flashing knifo. having apparen tly prolonged the torture ns much a s he desi red. '• Hero goes ; lo o k out as I coun t three 1\ The knifo was ready to descend. \One—two— \ H e stopped and stinted. He had not ob> _. ved the movements of Darrell dur- in g the last few second \ , and just as he was on the point of clipping off Kaynes ' ear in the polished manner ho hud decanted upon , he found 1 lie muzzle ot n rifle thrust almos t into his face. If was n l«ii.l< .d rifle v, hich , luckil y, a friend of Dnrroll' s h a d Uf t in his keeping that very norning while ho went out to make s ome purchases , It had stood in a c orner of thr room near his tablo , and Darrell hud seized it , cocked and leveled i t with such dexterity that he had Wolf covered before his movoinents were ob- served ; and ho s tood motionless as n tint- ue—his cool eye glancing ovor the sights , and a steady fin ger uu tho trigger. \ Yon great bull y I\ he said ; \drop tha t knife ins tantly. Mjnd , I came from a country whore the y shoot squirrels only throu gh the eye. I cim hit any hair of your big hoad that you will mention at a hundred ynrd s. Dro p that knife!\ The ruflian wn \ fairl y paral ysed. Ho relaxed his grip on poor Kaynes , who sank fain ting on the floor , and Ms murder- ous knife fell u pon the counter. So unex- pected was this hold attitude of Darrell that Wolf was more startled than ho would have been if a dozen of the rough- es t men in California had availed him. There wood the boyish editor , m oti nn- lees as tho wal l , and tho nnu lo of the rifle did not movi» tho bread th of n hair , Darrell held tho desperado ' s lli ' j In his hntida. \ Yon cowardly bully \ ho repeated , contemptuously. \Don 't daro to move ; I can send a bullet through your eyeball without ti.iinhing the whi te. Don 't more tlio eight of an inch or I'll do it and throw yon filthy carcass out tho window!\ Wolf glanced a t his revolver lying upon the count er , within two foot of his eyo , but did not vonturo to roach for It. '• Daro to touch that revolver—so much as look nt it Again, \ snld Darrel l , \ and I'll make a rod picture on tho wall ther e bo hind yon. Yon are n blustering, bragging knnvo ! you nro a coward at heart— a de- spicable our I Yon oamo up hero to mur- der two boys because you thought it n nlco , easy task , and now you aro pal e and trembling wi th fear , 1 would kill yon In your tracks , hut I don 't want your dirty blood on my hands. Go, now. Turn In- stantl y , Loavo your knlfo and revolver whoro tlioy aro , I'll keep thorn , Go down to yuur friends and . tell them a boy whipped you—disarmed yon and ki cked you down stairs I Do as I toll you instant- ly. If you hesitate yon will novor soo the sun sot. \ Wolf, trembling from hoad to font , glanced onco more nt his revolver , but did not dure to raise his hand , Tils face was palo and lib lips 'wore dry . \ Dc you hear me ?\ demanded D arrell , sternl y. \ Yes , yes ; don 't shoot!\ rep lied Wolf , turning abou t , as commanded. Ue was tboroug ly co wed. \ Do not turn your ug l y f ace this way agai n , \ said Darrell , \ or you will pay for it with your lif e. Move. \ T-imer than a whi pped cur , the r uffian walked toward the door , and Darrell , spring i ng over the counter , was at his heel s in an instant. \ Don ' t look back , or I'll kill you ' . \ M eekly obey ing the imperative orders of the youth , Wolf moved slowly out ef the room into the narro w corridor. \ Be careful ; don ' t let that gun go off\ , \ Wol f stammered , us he reached the head of the stairs. A t this moment the clamors of the im- patient crowd below arose with terri ble distinctness , a nd out:shrill voice was heard to sav : \ Hurry n p, Wolf. Why don ' t yon th row them fellers out?\ Exasperated beyond measure , he wa s on the point of turning back , at the risk o f his lite ; for after all his braggadocia how c ould he meet tliose below , d isarmed and chased out of the building by one of the puny bo ys he had intended so terribl y to chastise ? But Darrell was after him , and with one vi gorous kick sent him heels over head down the wooden stairs , with a thu nder ' ig cl atter , and rolling over the doorsill , the defea ted bully actually tum- bled out upon the street before he could reco ver liis equilibrium. \ Hello ! How ' s this { What' s up ?\ asked a dozen voices at onc>, as the dread- ed m an reappeared in this undignified shape , wi thout having sent any corpses o ut the window. \Wh y, I simp ly kicked him do wn stairs — that ' s whats the m atter said the boy i sli voice of Darrell at the head of the stairs ; \ and if he comes up he re agai n I won ' t let him off so easy. Don ' t he afraid of him , tor I took all his weapons away from him. \ Wolf strugg led to his feet , rubbing his head , and presenting such a ludicrous ap- pearance that he was greeted with jeers and bursts of laug hter. So completely had he tumbled from his loft v eminence i u the eyes of those who either admired or feared a bold murderer , that rhey who an h our ago would have dreaded to offend him by won ' or look, now regarded him with the utmost contempt—laug hed at and deridfil him. \ Ha. h a , ha!\ resounded on ail side. \ . \Licked by a b oy! Bah ! Kiok-jd down s tairs by a child ! Got your barkers took f rom you ! Where ' s your knife ? Where ' s them corpses? Ha , ha , ha! You oug ht to be e gsed out of town ' . Thr ee groans for W oii!\ and they were g iven with a wi [ l. \ Three cheers for the little boy that licked himl \ ' wa s. responded to by kmd and en thusiastic cheers. Ne ver before had the rough crowd seen a man with nues tabl i shed reputation , like Mr. Wolf , thus suddenly fall to such a de pth of degradation. All his name , fam e , prestige , mei ted away like a mist , and he was no longer feared—no lon ger respected by the low thieves and cut throats •iround him—only despised—Yes , despised by th« meanest of creatures , wh o m he had otteu times bullied us though they bad bee bounds. How little , how pusiluuimous he looked H ow ns he slunk away toward Mongom- ery s treet I Those who had known him for the past year or so , and rega rded him as a giant, now fancied that he stood bare- ly five feet six in his boo ts. \The dread that surrounded his name had cleare d away like a vup or. Sui;h was Wolf ' s mor tification , when he a'n» fully to realize what a p i tiabl e figure be had cut , that lie lef t San Fran- cisco and was never seen in her s treets any more. The fatality that had thus far Shielded and n«sisted him in his murder- ous designs now suddenly deserted him. He was destined never to commi t another murder; bu t was himself shot dead In Sacramento wi thin three week s alter the events narra ted. I do not know what bus become of Kaynes , or whether ho Is s till alive ; but I know that Darrell tho bravo boy whose coolness and courage saved them bo th , is to-day a gentleman of position residing in a uo\!rrialilng ci ty of Nevada. Piiop. Mouse ' s VYi i.u— The will of the Into Prof. Morse Provides for tho payment of tho following bequests and legacies out of tho residuary fund: Home of tho Friendless , Ponghkoepslo , 83 , 000 ; Nassau Hul l , Princeton , to found two scholarships , to bo named Flnloy and Breoso respectively} $2 , 000 ; Union Theological Semlr. ry, Hampden S ydney, Va., $11 , 000 ; Old La- dles Homo , Pouglikeepsio , $1 , 000 ; Na- tional Academ y of Design , Now Yi.rk , \ fo r procuring a suitable modal for 'tho enconr a gem.nt of urt , \ 81 , 000; Ameri- can Geographical Society, a medal for tho encouragement of geographical research , ffil , 000 ; Now Yo rk City University Schol- arship Medal , $1 , 000. The cross of tho Knight Commander of tho Order of tho Dannobrogo , conferred on him by tho King of Denmark , is to bo returned to tho Chancellor of tho Order nt Copenhagen. An TNTnonroTiov. —There is nothing so affecting In a child as a certai n swee t Inborn spirit of soIfrabnog aHori. flammy was a little hoy, nt school In a village far from his honi w, Gnu Hay his father onino to soo him , and thoy took a walk together. Mooting tho principal of tho school, Sam- my performed tho ceremony of Intr oduc- tion. \Mr. 8., \ said bo , \ this Is a father of ralno , \ * m The great success that has atten ded the efforts of the United States Signal Bureau , in furnish ing the public with ac- curate s umma- . \ ss of the weather in every section of the coun tr y, has encoura ged the officers in char ge to still further .tend tbe field of their work and usualness. Hither to the wants of commerce have been mainly considered , and the refore existing or a pproaching storms on the lakes or the sea-coas t h ave been noticed or [ predicted. The marine interes ts of the country have been greatl y benefited ; wrecks have been averted , and many human lives saved. It is now felt , however , that tbe agricultural interest of the whole count ry should re- ceive i ts share of the benefits securing from these accurate weather bulletin s , and an a ppropriation has been asked of Con- e/ess to defray tbe necessar y expenses in that direction , It ii proposed to establish a se ries of si gnal sta tions in the rural dis- tricts in eve ry Sta te throughout the Union , so that tbe dail y report may be more thorou ghly circulated among the farmer *. T his is a stop in Hie right direction ; for there can be no doubt that tgricultutists would soon learn f o rely upon thesn weath- er forecasts , and cultiva te crops with groat advanta ge and increased profits. Under the new sys tem , t he reports may easily be made useful to farmers , for a careful perusal of them would save them labor and enable them to p lant mora intelli gent- , ly. Work would not be delayed , and crops need not be reaped when storms arc imminent. Plowing and sowing sea- sons could be calulated , and tbe results uf the year largely increased to individuals and the nation at largo. Tni Kmo of Smokers, —A Dutch gen- tleman , who enjoyed the sobriquet of King ot tho Smokers , lias lately ailed at Rotterdam , Holland , in tho neighborhood ot which city ho had erected a mansion in which ho had a collection of pi pea ar- r inged according to tholr n ationality and chronol ogical order. Mr. Klaes , who had acquired a largo fortune la the linen trade , has made a most whimsical will. Tea pounds of tobacco and two Dutch pipes , of tho nowoat fashion , aie to be presented to nil smokers who attend his funeral. Ho further desired that his coffin should bo lined with th ' o cedar of old Havana cigar , boxos , and his favorite pipo bo laid by liis side , with matches and tinder , as thcro was no knowing what might happen . It has boon calculated that during his life of eighty years ho had drunk about five hundred thousand quarts of beor , and »mok«d mora than four tons of tobacco. Brewers and ' tobacconists jsbould surely raise a monument to such' a )>earl of pa- trons , whoso career ta calculated to throw • tho anti-stimulant and narcotic school Into a paroxysm of despair. ' Snya tho Wa shington #Vsr: \Tho latoHt thing in spring JiaUi , for yonn fj la • diea is to hrtvo tho rim so liont and crumpled u to ho B ttggesU'vo of a late rapper , nil ovor-poHlon of champagne and a general nmsalnei tv Jaunty, but ¦ not judiolous , Weath ar Bs port *. PUBLISHED S7ERY THURSDAY, at CUTCHOGUE , L. I. TEEMS : $1.00 a Year. L. P. TERRY , Publisher . The Heart of June. l>owu in the heart of the June , i ny love , Down in the heart of the June; The g-ol d , gold sua , like a bridegroom prond , Lifts tho fair sky ' s veil of summer cloud , While the greeu , green earth laughs out aloud In the heart of tho red , red June. Thi-i is the best of the world , my love , This is the beat of the year ; Behind is tlio sp ri ngtime , cold aud sweet , Forward tlio summer ' s fev erish heat ; Stay, the n , my darling, thy hurrying feet , For the best of our life is here. Sip the rid wine of the Jane , my love , Sip the red wine of the Juno ; In May it was white as tho fading snow , August' s deep pur ple will darken its glow ; Then , with lingering lip and kiaaea slow , > Si p the red , red wine of the June. I. The roses , J u ne r oses , a r e rod , my love , BE- They hang f r o m yo ur lattice hi g h. J Faint was Iho May-blossom ' s gentle breath— ' 7 he o rawge-flower will bo *tron flr unto death; B ut the rose ia sweet and its sweetness saith ; \ There are none so lovely as I. \ Then live in the heart of this June , my love , Live in tlio heart of Utis Juno. Onco we were friends—oh . ccld . barron dearth , Sooa must our wedded life prove its own worth y B ut now wcTiro lovers—aro goi ' is o n ca r tb , In tbo heart of this red , rod June. Small-pox on toe Ocean, With the bark Athena , wbich arrived f rom Bremen , comes a terrible tale of woe. To the dangers and perils of the se as -were added the mauifold terrors of the malignant small-pox , scarlet fe ver , and measles , which caused the death of several of the cre w and many of the pas- sengers. The vessel had been but two d ays out of Bremen when one ot the sea- men was take n ill , and in a short time his d isease had so far developed that his shi p- ma tes were made aware that he was suf- ferin g from small-pox. Huddled together on tbe shi p w ere 474 passengers , emi- grants to this country. Precautions were a t once taken to prevent the spread of the disease , but others of the crew were already infected , and forced to succumb. Amon g the passengers were many women and children. Soon dea ths began to be fre quent. The sailor who was fiist taken ill , died , and was sewed op in a canvas and cast overboard. Alread y had the small- pox communicated itsel f to the passen gers. Stro ng men awoke in the morning unable to leave their berths , and the tell-tale red blotches that soon mad e their uppearance told ill too p lainl y vrby they were weak. Rapidly tbe disease was inoculated into the system of fellow passengers , and each succeeding dav brought fresh cases. As the bark was a sailing vessel the pro visions of the law did not demand that its comp lement of officers should include a physician. Ca ptain Christop her , who commanded , al thou gh an able sailor , was be tter versed in navi gation than medicine. The only an tidotes obtainable were those which were in tlie medicine chest. Th e. - >£ were dis tributed as was thought best , and eve ry effort was mnde to prevent the gen- eral s pread of the disease. Hardl y had the ' offers begun to hope for success wh en new hCrrors were added to the measure th at seemed al read y to b ' e o ver- flowin g. Scarlet fever and measles be gao to appear among tbe children. Moth- e rs were prostrated with the small-pox , and the little ones in many instances suf- fered for the care that might have saved their li ves . . Many of them were mere in- fants , and thei r littlo frames withstood the rava geh of disease bvt a day or two nc most. Thus whol e families peri- shed , and one after the other were sunk into the sea. The log of the slii p tells a uiou re- fill tale ot mortali ty. \ Twenty children , a number of them babes , who fell sick in their mother ' s arms , died before reachin g Sandy Hook. The m ajority fell victims to measles , but scarle t fever and small- pox also did thei r work. Five adult pas- sengers and one seaman died of small-pox , ar.ii ono seaman of scarle t fever , during ..o voyage—twenty-se ven death s in all, No sooner had the A then a dropped her anchor than she was quarantined , and or- dered fumigated and cleaned. Those who were still suffering wi th the disease were removed to the hos pital. Althou gh tho emigrant officers were in- clined to lay the blame to inferior food , tho captain awr s that tho provisions were both good and abunda nt , . .and seems to think that the disease was fostered b>- the dirty habits of the emigran ts , who were chiefly Poles, Nothing, he declares , short of physici l violence could induce them to wash, On their arrival , they were told if they did not wash they would be sent to prison. Men and women then washed on tho dock , and didfo with great earn- estness. Mn. Pitt in a Fnoi.io. —Great men need to unbend and have a good frolic , as well as other people. Tho younger Wm. Pitt was noted for dignity of person and for power of overawing associates. Rut ho coul d play as well as rule. One day he was in a high frolic with Lady floater Stanhope , James Stanhope , and William Nap ior. They wero struggling to hold him down and blacken his fane with a burn t cork , when a servant an- nounc ed Lords Cnstloreafh anil Liverpool , two of his ass uulatn a in the Cabinet , had called on business. Ho said coolly, \ Lot tliom wai t In tho outer room ,\ and wont on with tho sport. Hut finding himsel f overmatched , ho said ; \Stop tills won ' t do; I could easil y bent you all , but wo mnsn 't koop these grandoos waiting any longer. \ IT is associates washed his face , hid tho basin Milnd tho snfn , and the grandees wore ushered in, Tho manner of Mr. Pitt sndilonJy * changed, His tail , ungainly, bony flgiiro scorned to grow up to tho coiling—his hoad thrown back , his oyos fixed immovably in one position , as if gazing Into v!io heavens , and totally regardless of tho two bonding figures bo -foro Irim . 'Ho was cold , nnd haughty ) th ey, Inimblo and suppliant. In a fow minutes , Mr , Pitt bowed thorn out , and then, turning round with a heart / laugh , caught up •••nablon and oommonood the bottl e again. v . A curious piece of personal history comes to us from England in relerencc to the ancestry of Col. White , who has just been appointed L ord Liutcnant ol County Clare , Ireland. It a ppears that about the year 1775 , h is grandfather , Luke White , was , ) eddling old books in the North of Ireland. Havin g by this means scra ped up a little mo ney, be in stituted book auctions , and ultimately started a shop in Dawson street , Dublin , near tbe Official residence of the Lord Mayor , where be published books and pamp hle ts. B y s elling l ottery ticket ' , and various other devices , h e amassed a good deal of money, and , being iu a most im pecunious country, was able to turn it to excellent account. He advanced on mortgage , forclosed , and becam e i-i^h. In 1793, when tbe rebellion broke out. the Irisb Governmen t was in desperate straits f or money. It ad vertised for a loan , and tbe best terras wbich coul d bo obtained were Luke Whit e ' s proposal to take a mil- lion of Governmen t bonds at sixty-five , wi th inte rest at five per cent.! At such rales it does not take long to grow rich- White became a member o l Parliament , and bad a son also in the Honse , and ex- pended as much as $500 , 000 on elections. A t his death be left an immense fortune , wbich he divided between bis sons , but ultimately the whole of it passed to one. He married a clever , ambitious woman , and she \ egged bim on \ in search of a peerage. Nothing \ Irish or pinchbeck\ —a? Lo rd Wellesloy w rote in chagrin to Pitt , w hen be received his double gilt po- tato , as be called bis Irish M arquisate— would Mrs. White have , but a \ peerage of the United King dom. \ So one day her husband became a member of tbe House of Lords , as Lord Annaly , without even passing through the mid-channel of the baroneta ge. An Uriah lord. The Tariff. The Senate Finance Committee have finished their labors on the Tariff and Tax bill aud re ported it to the Senate. The bi ll makes some radical changes , and in- crease s tbe amount of taxes removed from fo rty-three millions , as provided in the House bill , to full y fifty millions. This is mainl y accomplished by abolishing all stamp duties in schedules B and C , whicli comprise abou t all that are left. The o ther importan t changes arc in tobacco , which is fixed uniform at twenty-four cents , ins tead of twenty, as the House had i t. Whiskey is fixed in a consolidated tax of seventy cen ts , and all licenses and rec- tifiers ' taxes abolished. Tobacco bonded warehous es remain as in the House bill , to wit , abolished. Coal and salt are agreed to as passed by tha Houso. \ Lumber is char g ed from ad valorem reduction , si pro vided by the H onse , to a specified duty of $2 on pine. Books are chan ged from specific duty, as pr ovided by the House , and put nnder the ten per cent, reduc tion sec tion , wbich will make the ad valorem ra te twenty -two and a hal f per cent, The free list provision in regard to books was chan ged so as to restore the old language excep t allowing the importation of text- books for tbe use of schools , and to bo limited to two copies for each school . Jute was taken out of tho free list , as were gunpowder and saltpe tre . Fismxo xa Ja pan. —Tho Ja panese have rare sport at cer tain seasons of tho ^ear , catching fish by the bushel , as fast as they can gather , them in. In the spring, when the fish aro in the rivers and making their way down to the sea, tho young men and boys throw Into tlio wate r tho pulverized bark of a certain tree which has much of tho spicy qual i ties of poppor. Tho poor fish take it in greedily , and then to cool tholr burning mouths they drink such quan ti ties of water , which is now im- pregnated with the bark , as to prevent their swimming to purer places in tho stream , Thoy drink and drink , making matters worse ' and worse with every draught, till tlif .y die , and ere picked up or hauled in by the boys to land , Tho bark has no Injurious qualities so that tlio fish thus taken aro as nice for tho table as if taken with the hook or cot , An- other way to entrap tho unwary tr 'bos is te gather a certai n kind of groon persim- mon, whioh Is the strongest possible as- tringent , and cast thorn into the J \ex. The fish swallow , thorn , and nro instantly affected 'aa If by pnr olyaK ,Thc fins drop down.poworlos s at thoir aides , ns-if they wcro««U<ad ; and then tho young Japs wni ]» into tli o stream and help themselves , either , ' by picking up tholr floating vic- tims or. by nets. Conn rjn tun , —O n o cup «our , mllk or buttermilk, ono cup molasses , one tea- spoon of soda , moo! and \ ' flour.in tho pro- portion of one-third flour to . two-tlilrd s moid ; make It a stiff batter , stir well , steam two hours , bake half an hour in a quick oven , Rye came ori ginall y from Siberia. Confidence con trib utes more to conver- sa tion than wit or talent In 1702 was built the first Episcopal chur ch in North Carolina . A man at Council Blufis , Towa , got an gry nt bis hor«e the other day, and literuli y beat him to death. Be thou what thon singula rly art , and personate onl y th yself. Swi m smoothl y in tbe stream of th y nature and live but one man. In Tufto nborou gh , N. E. , there *is a cat which ap peor s to be half rabbit. It is destit ute of a tail , and its habi ts are somewhat like those of a rabb it. It is an excellen t mouser A soldier who stole chickens when at Fort Scott , during the war , has jn st sent eight dollars \ conscience money \ to tbe o wner of one of the chicken roosts that had suffered by him. A Missouri le gislator clinched an ar gu- ment a gainst dogs tbe other day, by swearin g that the money expended in supportin g 21 , 000 , 000 dogs in the Uni- ted States would kuy 1 , 344 , 000 , 0 00 whis- k ey cocktails every year. ¦ . A lad y belon gin g in Oxford Count y, Me. , sixty .years of age , has been work- in g in one of the mills the past Winter to earn money to kee p the stock through cold weather. Last Full the stock could not be sold , and rather than see them starve the energetic lady went to work in t he mills , and earned enoug h to s ave the stock. An Indianapolis man writ es to his fa- vorite paper : \ Please say to the party that made an attem pt to burgle No. 368 North Missis sippi street , between the hour s of 2 and*3 o ' clock this morning, that if hi s present infirmity does not in- terfere wi th him doing so , to make one more trial at his earliest conveni ence , and bring his winding sheet and coffin plute with him. I have his burial cert in- cate ready, and signed b y Smith & Wes- son in six volumes. Death to sneak thieves. \ Brev iUst. J OB PRIlSTTTOGr Dona at Sho rt, Notlo* and «* pr««w 4ha,t d»fy competiti on. Correspondents and Canvassers wanted in at* cry village.

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