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^ X3!TX>EPBN*DfiXTX XXO* S^SXt \X* TXZ X3^GI> XTEXTTRJ^XJ XXT XTOXXXXXTO-. VOL. IV. BREWSTEBS, N. Y., SATUBDAY, APBIL 15, 1871. mo. 10. •1 . Av iv The FBrmer^fl Sprisg Sonff. The rod bnda are tInUng Uie aoft-tnaple trees; The wood-peepera chirp where wlUicrod Tiaen ehng; Fnll laden, to-dar. ID the breath of the bi-eoao, Wilb ihe biBckblnl'fl baUad of welcome to Spring; Tb<^ rnwRlI]! in blending bcr bloMoniii of gold, With Uic rlolft'a lihio, in nballow and BWBIP, And jHTwitH arc ptping good-by tn iho poNt, From brook-wufow wranchea that ewing In tbo giile. Oomo fannor bora now, Wth harrow ana plongli Tnm the brown turf tn good chcor! Old Winter is gone— lucre's dew on tbo lawn— Tia time to bo aowing the seed of the year. The rilli HO long ailoni 'neatli deep foronl losTCi, Are loaming to warble ihclr gamut agnin ; And the pnrplo-winged awallowa arc aearobtng the eavoe To find a rotrcnt from the chilly Spring rain ; Unrobed of thr Hnow, (tarth bAroJIi licr liroant; InWting Uio toil of tbo hnnbnncliiiBii'H hand : And ho that aova early reapa plenty and rrsti Hie eartain reward from the gencronB land, Ro farmer boya now, With harrow and plow Tnra the brown tnrf in good cheer I Old Winter ia gone— Thero'a dow on tlielawn— 'Tla time to ba aowing the aeed of tbe year. Wbilc iMvago DoficmbGr WBH lanhlng hia team Of t/'mjH'flt and Bnow-slomi, in hiry along, Von atoned and aang till rBfUtr and K-am Bhook down tbe light echoes of mirth and of Bong; For your la^deni were loadod—lmrating your ' bina— Tonr granaries glowing with Auttmin's ripe yield. Dat now the new aeaaon of labor bcgina. And April is oalling bor ploughmen anold. Ho. farmer boyn now, Wiw harrow and plow Torn tbo brown turf in good cheer I OM Winter ia guuo— There's dow on the lawn— Tia Uuo to be sawinx tbe eood of Ihe year. THE TERinCATION. Wc had a very good crew on tlic Livffy SfW/jC, and there was no prettier fullow ever walKcd a deck than Hob Hmall, wlio waa a sailor from a love or tlic prufeasion, and who had run away from his home in New HumiHthirc three years before, from which ho had not heard a word since, and which he liad reaolvMl t o return t o alter the present voyage. He was in my watch, and often, under tbo lee of the long-lmat, lie would open liis heart t o me ri-gaitliug the hopes and team. We were, one night, walking the deck hi the moonlight; the sea juat moved t o a ripple beneatn the tropical air, when he caught mv ann auddenly, and cried: \Looktiicrer \Where?\ I asked. \ There,\ said ho, \ in the wake of the moon. Don^t you see 7\ There, sure enough, swam an immense ohark, jnat above the water, within a Imat's lengtli of Ufi, and we felt that hit evil eye resled ujwn UH as we stood there gazing on him. I felt a sense of uneasiness as I oaw the raoiiBter so near us, and was Msnaible of a violent tremor in Dob as his hand r08t«d on my arm. •'Jack,\ said he, impressively, \that chap is after me. I can read m;f fate in cveiy wrinkle of the water ai* it plays around him, and I know very well that be will be my tomb.\ \ Noubensc,\ I said; \ wjiat is the use of indulging in such n feeling as that ? It is no utmtnial thing to see a shark, and whnt if every twilor should take it into his head that he was to be eaten, do you think he woul.l be ?\ At that, the mom«t(.'r gave a great swirl in the wat«r, and the ripplet< llaehed iu the moonbeams. ** You see that. Jack,\ said he; ' ' he knows what we are talking utiuut, and it'ii a settled thing. His miud 'm made up to have a pick at me, aud he will do it.\ *' Why do you believe so ?\ I a»ked, \ Ob,\ he said, \ 1 have lioen too happy. Tlu'KC joyful aulieipations of seeing home njrain, uid getting tlic forgivenebs of (he old folk,H ifthey aje alive, aud seeing my little fisti-r Myra, have filled mc full. Jack,\ ho oonliuued, tmning mo around, and looking me squarely iu the fnce, \ do rou believe that a mau who diiirei^itecled bid father so much an to t<hut him down cellar and run away, has a right t o antici- ))ate hajipiueas 7 I served miue so. See that shark; ho seems to be laughing at what I say, the infernal beast, if I may be allowed the expreaaiou.'' 1 comforted him by telling him he had nu rea&on for his gloomy fears, but be mounifully t>hook his head. The calling of the ** larboard watch\ interrupted our c^uvcitiatiou, aud we turuud iu. I laid awake but a little while, and coutd hear Bob Kigh deeply as be lay in his berth. The next day, the shark was not visible, but night fouiid tu aguiu looking over the lee rail, and, ab before, right in the wake of the moon, was the huge tiah swimming along with bib fin out of the water, a boat's leugt U irom us. . ''lle^b after me,\ said Bob io a whisper. *' Nonseuae,\ I replied ; he's after me as much as you. Tliat night Bob turned in hiit berth, and his sigha were pitoouK. Jle looked cto hag- gard aud worn the uext morning, that Mr. Goodenough, the mate, noticed it. \ Ah, Bob,\ said he, \ what's the mat- ter 7\ You look like a sick lieu.\ Bob simply replied that he did not feel verjr well, and torned hia attentiou to hia duties. \IHme'a must up Jack,\ said he in a whisper; *' and look there!\ Sure enough, there, acarci-lv a boat's length from the brig, was seen the ominous fin, the black flag of the buciiuueer of the fiuoy tribe, aud 1 waa for a uomeut shodted. \This can't last another day,\ aaid he aeiiung the rail; '* aud yuu believe it; I aue \ What have you got there r' asked the mate. \ Brckfus for shark, sir!\ wa^ the reply, with an expanaivc grin. He anid no more, but threw Ids bundle far out mto the wa»cr, Itcforc the nm>e of the shark, which, waking from its aupinr>- nesa, darted forward, and immediately »=wnlIowcd the object. For an instant the monster reimncd his pnce alongside the brig, bnt this was Fnccecdod by an eviilent feeling of nnrasinrft^, and a moment after he Icnpctlhis length fhim the water, railing upon the surface with a cnish that sent the spray Itying in our foreyard. Then he swam furiouMy in a wide circle abont the vessel, leaping oxasionally from the water, and tuniing upon his back. Soon his no- tions ccAxcd; and, rolling over, he lay a filent mw» upon the water. \flolly?\ said Curacon, \he got his brekfns, slmr. Hot brick warmec tummnk.\ \ Did you give him a hot brick T' said Mr. ((oodenoagh. '* Yes, massa,\ fnid Blackc^r, with a grin, \ ami guess he don't 'gi-ce wid 'em.\ There was a loud laugh at the cook's ex> pcriment, and, turning to speak to Bob, I found he had left, mv \ide. \ Where's Bob ?»' I asked. '' Don't know. I saw him bore a mimitc «gn.» I went round to the other side of the boat. He was not there. We called him and searched for him, but he was not t o be found. Then it acemed sure enough that poor Bob's misgiving had been Terifled, and I mourned his loas, thinking of my own melancholy mission into New Hamp- shire to infonn his weeping friends of the lo»«. It in fact cast a gloom over all the voflscl, and we could never nndenttand how he disappeared so saddcniy, sup)H sing, however, that his mind, becoming morbid, had lost its balance, and ho liad leaped overboard while we were absorbdi by tlie cook's adventure with the shark. The vcKsel an'ivf;d in altout eight days; and, after 1 had got clrar oflicr, 1 set about the |>errormauco of the duty that had been charged upon me by Bob. I eml»arked for New Uam|Mhire, having stowed Bob's chest in the baggage-car, and thought all the way, n-hat 1 should say to motuniing friends. It was something that I was not accustomed to, and I went on the voyage with much misgiving. I stopped at the prettr little station of Spruct'burg, .-wnong the hills, at which a concli was waiting to carry passengers to Itimmcr, a town some four miles (ii<ilant, which was the place of my desTination. U|>on this fxiach Bob's client waa hoisted, but when 1 attempted to enter I found it entirely full, and the driver's scat was also occupied by twobcsidcit himxelf. I there- fore looked for some other means of con- veyance. The de|M]t master |>roved my friend, and after a few mintitoa informed me that a young lady Inmi Ilimmer was in town with a wagon, and would return alone in a short time, and that sho would \K happy to accommodate me with a seat. So I gave directions that ttic chest ahouhl be left at the hotel, tt*> I was informed that there was one, in order that Jtob's friends might not see it, and await for my fair companion. The wagon was iminted out to me, and the youug Itvly aoon cnme along, t o whom watch for the big eliest^ and th% follow aloME with it, thanking her Ptara tft-day at the fortune which gave you hercompanv. She knew you fVom my description and the chest.\' \Well Bob,\ I said. \1 snppow I ooRht to rejoice that you are alive, though hang me if I would undergo so much inquietude on any accotmt again. And Miss Myra must accept my apology for not recognia- ing her by instinct.\ Then tlio old folks came in, and we had a good time all round; the old gentleman informing mc of the trick put upon him in shutting him down cellar, which he spemed to relisli, a< he recalled it, and the old lady hwkcd m pleasant as an October evening, while Myra beamed incffahlj on all. Perhaps I ought to finish my story liy falling ID IOTO with Myra and marrjing her; liut I found no chance for that, t>c- cauae she had a good-looking printer who was booked for her good graces, thouch she liked me aa the friend of Boh; and 1 gave her the elephant's tooth, whichj years after, 1 law bcr youngest baby cuttmg its teeth upon. Bob is now one of the moat aucecRsful shipinaslers out of New York, and 1 am— the rcailcr's very humble servant. I introduced ni^lf, and, helping lier in. IiicoHe Tax RMiiniK. By the Intemnl Bercnne kw. as nmonde4 i n 1870, it WAR mode the duty of citizens whoso grom Income lost year oxcecdeil 82,000, t o render t o Assistant AsHCHAor of the diviaion in which be livea ft return of hia income at once. Neglect leavea it in the power of the Aaseasor t o make a return for liim, and to incrcnao Ihe amount of tax fifty liet cent. OH n pennUy for neglect Ench IK-rson i« required t o mAke a return of RH m<miaa held in trust, OH well ns those enjoyed na private proi>erty. The tax- abln income of ctach pemou is dctormin- od by adding together the following item : gains or profits of bitaineHs for year; wogon or salary received for aer- vioes from any Govemnieut, cor}»oration, or otlicr employer; rents reoeivetl from hoiiscH or lands; intereai on notes, bouda, or mortgngea, or (m money lent on any or on no necurity; proflta of siiecuhttion in stocks, bomls, or gold, and those obtuinod ujran tiie sale of IiouBOK o r land which have lieen purchas- ed witliin two years preceding; aud dividends ujion stocks or ahnrea, except dividends of coq>orAtions which Imve theuiaelves withheld the tax from ht<K'k- holdcrs, and paid i t Ut the U. S., are not to be includiHl, nor that part of the aid- arj- of U. S. offict^rs fn»m which the tax has Iwen deducted a t the time of pay- ment, nor any pension paid t o a soldiet or a sailor. From Uie aggregate income as thus deteniiiuod, eocli tux-i)ayer Mill deduct the natiomil, Stiite, county and municipal taxes puid during tlie yrar, all IoKH(>H in busiiioH, not including any cs- timut4;d depreciatiim of valuea ; amount of iuterest paid during the yitar, rent of land for cultivation and of premises for busiueju) purposes, and wages of lal>or jmid out for uiiaincsK purpoaeji; rent of the himae and rooms occupied as a resi- dence ; but not Uie rental valne, if own- ed by tlie tax-]inyer himself ; the amount paid for ordiniuy rejiairs, but not for permanent imj>n>vemi'DtA. The remain- der of the gross income after these de- duetiona are ma4le i^ustitutes the net in- come for the year ; and two thousand dolhirs are further t o lie deducted Irom this amount llie remainder ia the tax- able incmie, on which a tai. of two and a half |)er ci^ut, in lened. This tax is due on or before April DO, and a penalty of n per cent iiiKm the amount, and of iu- t4>rcst at the rote of 1 i»er cent i«.'r month, ia to be levied for neglect to make jraymeut at that time, or witluu 10 days aft4^r the ooUcctor slmll liuve demanded tlie ttix. Itetums of income this year are uot to be piililislied; aud the officers administering tlie law arc re- quired to keep them secret. Nor is any penalty t o \ye levied for nejriert or error on the tux-i>»ytT'8 part, except after a full opjK>rtumty is aflorded liim to l>e heard, and t o present evidence that he is not guilty of such neglect or error. A WaHhlMton Wediteg. • The mttriage of n daughter of Chief Jnatiee Clia.'ie t o Mr. Iloyt was nn event in Waahington. The ceremonies are thus desfsribed: A few minntea after 1 o'clock a rumb- ling of carriages were heard, and the in- telligence wna qnickly passed around the church that the bridal party had nrrivetl. Evei^' face tnmed eager t o Uie door, and every eye was tnmed to patch the first ghince of the enteriiig company. First cnmethefourbrideflmaids, escorted by the gmommnen, Miss Batlibone and Mr. Stflnficld, Mi«s Harris and Mr. St-b- bins, Mias Parker and Mr. Jno. Bny, and Miss Vail and Mr. Ddiifirld. Tlien fol- lowed Mrs. Spragne, the sipter of the bride, with the bridgroom, Mr. Hoyt Last of all came the bride, leaning on the arm of her father, Chief-JusUoe Chiwe, who gave her away. Bishop Me- Hvaine, wUo performed the ceremony, already oocupied his place liehind tlio altar. The bridesmaids took tkeir posi- tions before the altar on the left, and the groomsmen on the right, leaving the middle of the altar V>etween them. The Chief-Jnstioo ond Mrs. Hprngne st^tod just behiiiiL The ceremony was read i n a very impi-easive manner, and there were none of the blnnders and eonf tmion, owing t o carelessness or previous inat^. tention to arrangements, anch as some- times liappens nt the most brilliant wed- dings. The party returned from the church to the reaiiVnce of Senator Sprnpne, Mr. Hoyt and liis bride preced- ing, foIlTM-ed by* the attendant brides- men nud maids, and the Chief-Justice and Mrs. Snniguo last of all. The ilress- ej» were in harmony with all the appoint- ments, in respe(?tto elegance and jierfect tnate. The bride wore a dress of white itlnaion, IOOIHHI with natural orange flowers. The briilal vail was also of white illusion, aud there was am exqui- site wreath of orange flowers adorning her head. The dresses of the brides- maids were nil alike, of white French muslin, with rufHes trimmed with white satin piping, top and bott^im. The liod- ies were cut henrl shaped, and trimmed to mat^-li the nkirt\. The skirts were loo|>od with pink ro-^es, imd each brides- maid carried a iMxpiet of pink roses, and wore a ]>iuk rose in her hair. Mrs. Spniguc wore a dn>ss of rib-greim silk, with a court-train, und over-dress mid shawl of elegant ]>oint lace. The bride- groom, groomsmen and ushers wore the Euglisli morning dreiu'. sat beside her; she insisted u\mn driving, of which I was very glad, and I was more familiar with a hawser than a horhe. She wiiB cxcecNdingly pretty, a)M>ut aerentcen yeans old, and was in all respect-t interest- ing, being one of thtwe bright aud sjurk- ling little fairies tliat are continually sur- I irises to those who are predisposed to lelieve that all country pixnluetions of the kind arc awkward and diaagreeable, one of which, however, I was not. 1 found her chatty and pleaitant, full of piquant remarks, in which hhc did not s]iare me, and I wan I^rfectly dclighU'dwith her. Tlic eouver- sation at lu&t turned on Itimmer. . ^' Do vou reside thcie 7\ 1 asked. ••Yea'.\ \ Then, of course, you are awjuainted with all the poi-ple there. Du you know a family by tbe uame of Small 7\ \(III yeri, very well!\ \Is the usme of one of its members Myra 7\ \ Yes, Myra Small and inyaelf are very intimate ; wu sing in the same choir.\ \ She had a brother 7\ '* Yes ; Bob Small. He was a wild fel- low, and went away to sea, years ago.\ *' Have they muunicd him 7\ \ No, not much; he locked his father iu a cellar when he went away, aud this rath- er set Ihem agaiiut him.\ '^ Well, I have tiad news for them. I have just returned from a voyage u'ith him, aud he was lost at sea.\ \ Bad newa, indeed, that will be. But he will uevvr shut the old man down cellar again; nor torment poor Myra, will he 7\ \ No, but he thought of her at the last, uoor fellow, and 1 have a jjartiug gift for iier, from him.\ 1 inquired alwut the old folks, and about Myra, and the conversation lasted until we arrived at the hotel, where she was to put mc down, which I eliuse i-ather Ihau t o gu to the house of Bob at ouce. I waited UH the evening before 1 went ou my mclan> choly errand. It was a fair uight in Sep- tember, the air just bogimiiug to grow a little chilly, and I walked very btowly, al- most reluctantly, to an encounter that 1 Tery much di-eiided. My duty to Bub alone sustained me iu the effort. The homestead waa a aubatantinl farm- house, with a lane leading up to it, and turning into which 1 proceeded ou my er- rand, my heart buaiiug a loud alarm ou my riba. The windows were all ablase witii light, and a strain of music floated to mc, from the house, su^iug a aceiie of happi- ^ ^jj^. EVKWMoa aiuoe at a party—as ueu aud peace within, that 1, ticnd-like,! graad and elegaut an »«•'> as an uu- was going to iut«rrupl. Should I go on 7 ^uiiU-d supply of money could make it A Kew Phase «f Fitrrerr. A man nuiued Burton, with several uliases, chtimiug to hail h'om Chicago, lius recenUy been detected at Dawogiac, Carr couuty, Mieh., in carrying on u most daring und extensive ayatem of airindUng jteople. by meana of forgwl deeds to property wluch he did not own. Hia ])lau iius been t o go t o the real estate reoonls in differeut counUrai und ascer- tain tbe uiuues aud rosideuues of owners ol uou-nvtideut lauds, then flU out dtM3d)i uf Uie lauds uith forged signatures of the owners, uud have u ooufi*derate per Bouatc buid owners for the j>urpoHe uf acknowledgment before uotuiea. This aecom])lis)ied, he was ready to aeli to any one «ho ottered to buy. As the records showed the title t o be his nam.\ this was uot diftieult as he undoubtedly sold at hard times i»ioea. One of hu operuUons in Cuss C-oimty, has just come to hght. A biiigle lady named AMieaton of Pbikdel|dua owns a half seeUcm of desirable timber Und in the northern part of the town of ^'iiiuia, which difler- eut penk/ns hud i n vain tried to buy ot the real owmtr—und vlieu the alleged transfer t o Burton appeared amuug Uie published list of trauafers, Burlou had plenty of uppliuuUona for the laud, thus euabUng bun to sell at good figures. A Strict Low* The imiMrtunec of phu'ing the busi- ness of dispensing dnigs and niiHlieincJi in comiH-'tent liaudH is fully rec4>giii7.ed iu PnuLsia, where the most stringent regiilutiona are e4ifui-cei1 iu regard to the qualilicntiona of apoUiecaries. To be- come an ai«>lhee4iry's apprentice there, an npplic4int must first IIOHH an exaniin- aUon in Liitin, jihysics, Imtany, and other iinttiral sciences, liefore a lioard eomprising the distritrt physician and n nofar;^' ; and if this is satisfact^iry, he gets a |M'rmit t o seire as an api>renlie for four yeiii's in a }iharraaey, during which he Ls allowed t o eomi>ouud drugs fu the laboratory, but not t o ]int up jire- seiijitions until Uie f<iurth year, und tiien only under the strict surveillance of the propriet^ur or uf a responsible drug clerk. At the expiration of Uiis term he has an examination as drug clerk, under diret^tions of an examining buiint eomjHised of two pliysieians, two a]|ioUiecari(W, and ii nutur}'. fSuccess eii- titli>s him t o a diploma as a dnig clerk; and after this he must serve ns a clerk Mdely, ond in ilifii'reut phAmucies, four years nioi-e ; four years tn one ]>lae4' will not fulfill the rtMiuiremfnis of Uie law. Aftt^r this the clerK must spend (me year in Uie uiiivei-sity t«> eomidete hisHtutlieH, and then comes still uii'>tut'r exuiuiiiiitidu, after which, if he enines out of the final examination uiUi crodit, be rtHtcives bis dijiloma as an apothecary, and is aUowt^l to buy an established stmd or t o become a member of n firm alr.*ady in existence, if he e:iu ; but he cannot K4*t up u ue«- plinrmui'Y, as the niuulM'r of thfute is regululi-^ by law, one being allowed for everj' li.iHMI inhul>itaiits. fhe imce of medicines ure ulwi regnlut^Kl by htw, uud are the wime in evny ding store iu I'niHsiii. An upollu'cnry may give away mediciutw if he setts fit; but he is nut allowed to lell Uiem for eiUu-r less or more Uuiu th(^ itatabUslied price. N<i muu run l>uy a ]>harmucy in Prussia uu- leus he has gained an aix>tho(!ar}''s diploma. So arbitrary a system woidd never lie tolerat^Ml in this country ; but we u<-od such u law us will put an end to the practice of intnistdugUie preparation of prescriptions to iguoraut boys, who can have no knowledge of the ett'ectM of the ]H)werf ul drugs vhich they are oUow- edaelL Enzllsh PofttAl Sarlngft Banka. It is juBt ten yearn sinoc the establisb- meut in Qrent Britain of what is called the PosUofflce savings bank system. I*a tmoceaa has l>een decided from the outset and both Government and ]>r>o- ple have fonnd wivantflge in frankly conceding its usefulness. Tlie plan was not adopted and legalizod nnUl after weary years of argument and obstinate opposition ; but \uco inti-oduce*!, it so rapidly grew in favor that deposits to the amount of i?r»!l,000,000 were made by over 850,000 persons during the first five years of its oiiemtion. At first only three huiulred Post-offlces .were design- ated for savings bank purimses, bnt wthin the periml named others were ad- d<Hl, as the demand increased, until, in 1800, the number of Post-offioe savings banks iu the United Kin^on reached 8,800, Uiree-fourtbs of which were lo- cated in England and Wales. Deposits are received from oneahilling upward, and the oiieration is thus ins- cribed : Deiwsitors leave their money at the neai-eat money-order Posfc-ofllce, recei\ing a bauk-bcwk, properly niun- liered, on which their names, address, and oecuimtions arc written. The amount of the deposit is entered in the iMok, attested by the signature of the Postmaster, and stamped viitli the ofTleial stamp of tlic ofiice. This is a sufficient voucher for Uic depositor, the Government being restMmsible for its safe transmission t o the General Office. The Poatmnster sends an account daily to the money-order oflice in London of each transaction, with the original signa- ture of tbe depositor. It is there proi>er- ly entered, and ou acknowledgment is sent to each deirasitor. The last pre- caution insnrcH the honesty of Post- masters, because, if the depositor does not receive his acknowledgment within ten days, he must apply for it, which ho may do free of iiostage. Additional deposits go throuch Uie same form, and may be made nt the some or any other money-order office in Uio Kingdom. The plan is so systematized that one person might go the whole round of the three or four thousand Post-offlce sav- ings banks, and deposit money in each nitlitmt causing any confusion or embar- rassment If money is lobe wiUidrawn, tlie pro- cess is equally easy. The (1e]>ositor has only to call at any money-order office, ami fill lip a blank form with the num- ber of his iMHik, tlte ]ilace where deiios ited, tlie amount M'aated, the place where he wants it paid, his name, ad- dross, and oocujMition, and Uieu moil the foim, imst-free, t o ihe Postmaster-Oene- roL «Tieu riH^'iviHl by that ofllcial, the order ift ocmi|NinMl with Uie account, and if the facts agree with each oUier a war- rant is sent t o the dei>ositor, drami uii- on the PostmnHt<tr where the payment is dejfired, aud a duplicate is sent to the PostmasUir by way of advice. AVhen this warrant is jm-sented, oil that re- mains to IM> dime IS for the official t<ilH> satisfied of the identity of the party and take his receipt for the money. The inten>st jiuid in Enghiud is only two and a half per cent, on all sums of from £1 to £30. The hitter sum is the limit of receipts from a single deix>sit4>r. There c^i-tiiiuly is soiuetliing in this project which can be utilized iu our urni coun- tn-. Falling Tnm the Trapeiif. Last night (says a recent number of the Kansas City Nivf,) the theatre wos crowded t o repletion t o witness the dar- ing and graceful perfonnances of the Marattn Sisters upon the trapeze. Many of those who attended the night belore came again t o see the little Bostdie in her perilous leap, aud soarcely a chair was empty in the house. The preliminary songs aud dances were gone through with, and the sisters were at last in mid-air,whirling from bar to rope, and hanging by hands, knee, and foot, amid the applause of the audi- ence. Finally the oMer ascended t o the upper swing, aud Uien commenced the more showy and perilons feats. The little one—ft bright pretty child of only thirteen yours—twined her feet about her stronger sister, hanging in every variety of posture, and su'spendml as if by mere volition at such a perilous height ftlKive the floor. Tliey had just recovered from a mazy intertwining of hands and Uinbs, and the elder one, seating herself uiwti the bar (if the upper STrtng, leaned backwanl, balancing herself while the child slid forward from her lap and lay, with fold- ed arms, reaUng ujwn her feet Tlie performance ia not BO difficult as it seems, bnt depends for safety entirely upon the nerve of the one upon the bar. The proper way for it to end is for the child t o extend her arms, grasping the bar, and then fall, hanging by her hands, as tlie other removes her feet Still, though not difficult, it is (huiger- ouB and most exeiUng to an audience. As tliey saw the slender, child-like form lying with folded arms uiion the feet of her sister, way np towards the roof, and calm oB if wiUiin her cradle, a roll of BpontuieouB applause was breaking forth, when of a sudden i t was cIiAiiged to an involuntary shriek of hon-or I Tlie elder girl, thinking that the other hod already grasped the bar, removed her feet, and Ao\m from her perch, near Uie high ceiling—down hke a falling Btnr from its fearful height—went Uie child. Such sublime nerve as she exhibited it has never l>een our fortune t o witness in a child before. The arms reniaiuiMl folde<l over the eheJit, the limbs never changeil their positions, not the faintest cry escajied her comprejised lips, and the face was calm as that of a sle(>piiig babe, without the least expressing of fear. In just the sjtine posture in which slic left her sister's feet she struck the fioor, with a dull, horrible thud, that was echoed by a shriek from the audience, aiida stifled moan from tlie little sufierer. She M-its immediately )>ieked up. and borne l>ehind the scenes by oue of the actors, M'liilc the agonized fister des- cending quickly from the trai>eze and joineil her. In a few minutes it was HUnounex-d to the audience that her huits were but trifling, and tliat she trusted to appear again to-night, and sueli re- port is coufirmed this morning. Considering the height of the fall, and the dangerous j>oHiUoii in whi(di she stnick—full uiHiu her buck—her escjqie was almost a miraole. A Paris Hob. Yea, duty to Bob impelled me. I apjiroaehvd. aud rapped upon the door. AU was still iu a moment, but nulHMJy came. I i-apped i^ain, aud (auuiud 1 heanl in ivspoube a titter ou tlie iuaide. This you tremble. Vou must go up and b»e tiie ' time, however, theie wuti the bound of old folks. Jack, aud tell 'em hou- iMitieut 1 died, and that my life was not thrown away though 1 wai> a ruiiaway. Oive them my cheot, aud give little Myra the sea- elephant'e tooth, with the carving upon it, to keep as a uemecto, aud Heaven btctus you, Jack.\ The poor fellow wept like a child. The whole crew were now atuacted along the vcitbcrs side, to aee the great fish that waa M) deaiious of our compouy, and Tariuufi were tbe comuieuu made upon it, none of which were uf the>ombercLaraC' ter of poor Bub'a though they all looked upuu it with a feUiug of diead- Our cuok hualiy aee-tued to airiveut u veiy deciKire, though r«miuil, euucluniuu. Jle d&i ted into hia cuboone, horn vvhidi ht itappeaitfd agaiu in a few momtuit'a viith MouetJiiiig rallied up in an old i«'J nliiii, that aeeuied tv aeud out a btoam. turuiug a ke,v or removiuga bolt, tbe door t>\i'uug opeu, und there, in the light of two blauug lamps held iu the haudb uf my Sikirv of the wo^uu, who ^'sang-in thethuir supply —an eluboruiely-dreaaea yuuug lady ap- proacbed me with the exelamutiuii, \On my dear Hra. , I tun au glad t o have found )ou. Have you aeeu thui paiut- iug in the hbran- ? bomeLhing about Iu and Jupiter. Nuw, who were Io uud Juj>it4'r V\ Although aumeuhut suiiuis- Breaaed Iu their Sunday's Beat. Ijftdy reader^ may l>e interested iu the folloniiig ncoouut of the dreiises worn by the royiil family at Queen Victoria's hist recejition—the descrijitioii being fumisliod by the Conrt Newsman : The Queen w*ireu black silk dress with a train trimnietl with crape and jet, and n heiiddicHs of ittvirls and diamonds over 1) h*ng white tulle v<'iL Her Mitjcxty idso wore a i>earl uecklni^ und a diamond uud p«>arl brooch, wiUi the lUband and Star of Uie Order of the thirtcr, the Or- dcra of Victoria and AIIM'H and Ixiuisa of Prussia, and the Huxe-C'oburg and Gotlis Family Order. iler Itoyid Ilighiieus the Princess of Wftle« Viom a train of muuve satin trim- metd with ruches of the aumo and bows of violet velvet; a petticoat of violet velvet with ruches und IMIWS of muuve and a tunic of white Brusselw hwie. lieiid- dress~a tiara of diumomls, feuUicrs, and v«'il. Ornaments—u corsjige, necklace uud earrings of pearls uud diamonds. Orders—Victoria and Albert and the Danish Order. Her Koyul Highness the Princess Chris- tiou wore u train and a petUcout of pale gray aa^in, with flounces uud trimmings of Irish lac4>, bordered with awausdown. Headdress and ornaments — feathers, pearls, and diamonds. Oider.^—Victo- ria and Albert, Kt. Ixabel of Poi'tugul, and the Huxe-C-oburg uud Outliu Family Order. Her Itoyul Uighuei s the Priuoetts Lou- ise wore a dress of rich white silk und a train of tlie same U'immed with ruches uf silk uud fringe. HeuddrcsK—a wreutli of Narcisaua, with diumuuds, feathers, and veiL OriuuueutA—diumuuds. Or- ders—Victoria and AllH'rt, St Isabel, and tbe C^burg aud iiutha Family Or- der. A BEAUTiri't' amUe is to Uie female I'uuutenaiice what the sunbeam is t o the laudauupe. It emlx-lliishea an inferior face and rodei'ms on ugly one. A smile, however, should not become hubituul— A Nkurt Cut- Murk Twain in his hist fuuuy chapter, tella a storr of his tricks aa a priuter's devil, US follows :—Kextl geuUy touched up the newest stranger—the liou of the day, tlie gorgi^oua journeyman tailor from Quiiicy. He w as u simpe-ing oox- (tomb of the first water and the \loudest\ drejised man in the 8tati'. He was on iiivet^'rute wumuu-killer. Every week he wrote lushy \ jK»etr.;\ fur the \Jour- nal\ ubout his ueweat C'Viiqutist Hia rhymes for my woek were headed \ To Mart'in H—l,\meaui]ig to Miuy iu Han- _^ ^^^ nibal, uf cour«'. But whde seUiug up riTJoiityllthe result ;'^^^^shulud Uie the piece I «ufi suddenly riven from heud,„„mi, i,,,.^ i^to a smUe on une side, -\' T, \-5 to h6eJ by 'hal 1 regarded as a i>erleirt tj^p ^jher remaining iiahsive and unmov- ^« Wood run thunder-bolt of humur, and I wmpressod , ^^ tor thU imparts an air uf deceit aud *»dit* »\ stf «»un It mU> a anonpy foot-nute at the Iwttom grot*.quenesa t o tb* face. A disagree- „ A corresiKindent speaks as follows of a Parisian mob ; In the scenes of monkery and savagery combined women and i/'iiiihi IMU'C a c«>nMiiitnious jiurt I saw u woman rush up t^i a carriage un<l snatch u maiiuwriiit from the hands of ail officer, whcre.ipnii the ofilcer knocked the woman headlong, and a soldier suutclietl the diK'umi'jit from the wo- men. This hapjK'ncd in the midst«if a wqiiiid of cavalry, and the wonder W.'K that the woiuiiii was not trampleil to (l^itlb. Hlie Herambled iip and !iiud<>(itl'. I .siiw a ftH'ble old man beiteii almost U> death f(ir handing his snnlT-box to ii fJerman soldier. He was knocked over and jiiniped upon, but smvtH'ded in siTutuliliiig into the ruuks of his friends, \ the enemy.\ Several saved their lives by the siime tHclics. Among them were two cm resjioudeuts, <me of whimi was drugged along the iiavement by the legK for some ditttuuoe, liefore he ttould get free from his \enemy.\ He was recog- nized by a German ufiicer with whom he Iiiid campaigned iu the piY>vinci>s. A f4'w minutes after his interview he Wiis surruuiided aud well-nigh munlert^l. One of the victims uf his revengeful maiiiu was an Engliahman who hiul brought the Kuglisli food for stjirving Puris uud hud just given u fuod ticket to u poor woman. And but for this wo- uutu'a fib that she had knowu the geii- Ueuum for M'verul years he mifjlit luive bi>eu iiai:rificad on the siiot t o the nolile nigc of the grateful Purisiaus, When tlie Germans <-licked their needle guns oi- bi'ought their bayonets tit the charge, you should have si-eu the mob skedaddh>. 'rhey were then iu their native element —rumiiujf. The I'ariaiun mob is us cow- ardly as it is suvage. The tiger is us timid us the munkty, and the muukey ii^ usciliel as the tiger. 1 auw a hundi'ed of the suvage monkeys cowe4 and dis- persed by oue tall Buvuiiau, without uruia. They were in pursuit of a wo- muu who hud given them auuie offence. The woman fleil to this Buvuriaa, who fulded his arms and looked down ui>ou the skulking fieuds with sardouit.' eon - tempt Hevei'ul women were beaten, und some, I have no doubt, have died uf their treatment. Sume were—one pai'- ticulurly wrus strii>i>ed uliuuiit uuked be- fore being kicked aud fisticufTed until dowu their faces aud Fnrls and Fancies. Mo-isaclnisotts has 41,030 horses. Tliere is lint Iwenfy-six cubic faet of gold now used in th? world. Nobmsku hisnincty towns, all ot which claim t o bo railway centres. The real and personal proi>erty of New Jersey is worUi ?8iy,3:ir.,84ii. It eostfi neoriy ?2,000 a day t o imnt Uio ofllcial proceedings of Congress. l*itt«burg has 07,000,000 of capitid in- WMtcil in the niannfocture of glaw*. There are 197,588 volumes in the Con- gresaional Library at Wflshuigton. Three hundred and sixty thousand eggs a day are packed in Indianapolis. A fi™ company at Loniaville, Ky., has a jwt sheep tliat nins t o all the fires. Only three feet of snow have fallen m Central New Hampshire the post season. WHicat Bowinf; is progressing tn Wis- consin, with ft oonUuuancG of mild weather. » The cotton croii of the United States lust season considerably exceeded 4,000,- • 000 bales. A chemist employed to make nitro- glycerine says that when manipulating the comi>oneut parts, ho is often led to thiuk of his sins. It is only ninety-threo years since the first iron vessel was built in England, and now they have almost superseded wooden vessels for steam puqjoses. An Iiidinii chief near Cheyenne boastH that though ho is only forty years old, he has taken two hundred scalps, and has liwl the deUrium tremens fifteen times I Wnyno County, N. Y., farmers say Uiey now have 40,000 ixmuds of oil <»f peppermint, worth about 3100,000, left on tlieir hands by reason of the war in Enrojie. A clerk in t\\e Berlin imstofllcc, eon- nctod of having written obscene wtrds on letters addressed to the Empress Augusta, has been Bcntcnced to ono year's imprisonment A man was lately arrested and held under boiuU on the novel charge of hav- ing spiked Uie cannon which was used at a jiolitieal celebmtioii after Iho Into election in New Hampshire. The Emperor 'Willinm desires that out of the war indemnitj' paid by Franco a iiiilHon dollars vwAi should bo paid to Bismiirck. Boon and Moliko ; but Bis- marck IK opposed t<i the project ~ -^^^ Small ]ii('cc'S(»t iioii-rcsinons woodmny be iterfeclly wasoncd by boiling four (u- five hours. The boding seems to bike the sup out of the wood, which shriukii nearly one-t<'n1h in the process. They have strange tiUes in Japan. One of the high dignitaries in Jeddo iu called his Gniee of Fifty-five Uniluell.is ; another the Ij<ird ot a Hundred Funs, and a third the Supreme C»mtrnller of ihe Golden PoiwUes. In the dressing-room—\Marv; ilcnr, aren't you well; why don't you come down-s'toirs ?\ \Oh I've got one eye- brow blacker Uian Uie other, and I cun't find n jieiieil oiiywhrre, and it won't wash off, and I don't know wliat t<i do at all\ A teacher in Fall Kiver, Mass., after hearing n cumplnint from oiin of her little sehohirs Unit one of the boys Imd pointed a pistol at. her, asked all tins Imys who had pistols t*) come forward. Five Imys pnmiptly ©mie to the desk with pistohi iu their'pockets, cupped and Uiatled. Two brotlii'i-s uamed Smalltubs, iiwid- ing nenr ('old AVnter, Mieh., married, last week, Mtir\' Pride iiud Helen Jewell, nnd liking thost* patronymics KD mucli bet*er limn their owu, adojited Uirni iit the time of Uic ceremony. Si.iulltiibs, it inii'.-t be e^mfesw\*! is not a vei-y tlet-ir- able name io begin Uie honeymoon with. \Soyou'ie going to Ahiskn, are yon, yeiing mini ?\ said uii <»ld fiir-hunter to a Phihideljdiia yonUi, adding, \ YIMI jie-t be eareful how you lill the wife of a lut- tive (if that cinnitiy, UtY no one was ever known to be let ojf from such lui uoei- dent for less tliuu two woolen l>laukcls t^» Uio ben-uved husband, und five to the fjuvt'ruor.\ Two brothers in Piorideiice, living altoiit 500 feet ujiait, have estublislied ii eommiiuieutioii lietwoeti Hlieir houses through imuidiimiygas-j)i|>e, liiiduiider- grouiid and t<'rmiu»tiiig m tluir fi<jui hulls. The talking is done by meaii.s of a whistle, which is capable of mukiiiir u variety of sounds, the iiieaiiiug of whi'-h is determined by previims ari-ung-'iuent. thus :'\ We will let this thing jiaas, just this once ; but we wish Mr. J. Qur- duu Buuunela to umlerMtand distiucUy that we have u churut^r to siuUiin, and from this time forth when he waut« to (H>iimiuiie with his friends in h -1 he miUkt belt<ct aume other medium than tiie uuluuuis uf this juuruaJ !\ The jjujMT eame out, aud I never knew able amile distoits the line of beauty, and is mure rejjulsive than a fruwu. There are many kinds uf amiles, each hu%'iug a distmetive churuuter; home announce gooduetu. aud sweetness; uthf rs betray suruuom, bitleruoas aud pride ; some softeju the c-ounleuautie by their languiahiug teuderuuus; uthers will Myra Small,\ htuud my old shipmate ! leaned, a university studeut i pioceed- Bub, in appoienUy exuelleiit cuuditiou, ai>d | ud to expiuin, luid hud gut u« fur aa \ Iu with an fxpressiuu upon his lace aJtut;elha van tnumiormed by Jupiiei into\—\Ofa, ed- at the qm.Uon. as Uie huly w'aa a j any htfl.--tbiug attruct'ao much at*.utiuu St'v\ «al2uK*''iJ!f'i!oiS^/*'t2j^- giadnate uf a.fir.-t-chu«. buiuding.«-buol. m. this pkyful trifle of .uun,-. The pour ^^.V Jtl^L'tf JZ^,i il:f.^^ pout uud to laave the vilhi^fe. uud the geuUeuuui uu whoae arm she unhke that which any (host wears that I ever hcai-d of! '' Bob Small, by all that', rabcally!\ boid J, for a moment I egret tiug that h« waa not at the ttottom of the aea. *'Yc«, Jack,\ said he, after 1 hadwiteied, '' the veiy same. I hid away iu the ruuuu buard lije brie. ubLamud <jf luy wild prog- uoatir wLeu the oouk killed tlie tUuuk,aud 1 deienuined that tvau yuu vhuuld not aee me till yuu ^w uii- liu«, a^ 1 knew you would, becauM I knew you w^>>^d ownply with ay dying requebt So Myra ha> been ; chinery, but the fhi4ion. F(«j- Mcreteb ye* 1\ interrupted ihe lady with viva- city, \I know, into a pillar of aolt! I k^ew, I'd heard the story somewhere, ouly I ooiddn't rec*U it Come, Jac^k, that's the Stfuua wultz,\ and Uiey whirled away. It ia uut voKk tttai kiUa laeo ; i t iu wuriy. Work is healthy ; you uun bald- ly put muic upon a uiuu than he can btuir. W'uny ia iiut upon the bladc^. It ia uut levolutioo that de&tivyt. tiie ma- ^own toth« i£>pot e\ery da^ for a week to auidv ; but love and truat aie awuitjuioea 'udw wujuat (=1. Lritcii LAW. — Ai'med vi^^uta entor- ed the jail of Virginia City, beloie day- break, oovered the juiler witu muakota, tuuk out Arthur Perkin Hefliau, whu killed one Smith iu u i-aloun row a few montha iiiijue, aud hanged him. They numbered two or thitx- hundred, and were armf>d with muskets beloitgiug to the NatioiuJ Guard. I'hey estAoUuied patrulus in oJl the stioets of the vicinity, a&d ouudueitMl evor^'Uuu^ in the luuat uj-dexly iuunuetr. TLt iiduiiui^ttratuiu on the estate uf a Buotoiiian, who lectmUy died wculii $800,000, found that hit total indebied- u mirror euuuut idd in ucquiiiug beauti lul amiles half fto well us to turn the guEc iuward ; watch that the heart keeps uubuUiod from refioctiun uf evil, aud li- luinined aod btauUified by sweet though ta. HINT IO AuvKUXibKEs.—The best und cheajtust mode of udvertisiug in the w orld is thut in the uewsiiuuera. Every suc- oessful udvt-rliaer will uay this. Seed strewn there*—if the seed is guud for any- thing—ulways biings up u cruu of some value, must Kenendly a hiuiared fold. Phteai'diug the deud wulls, ujid shower- ing the boudbills umuLig the people, uie uuziUiuricsiuadveriislug ;butitiHd«(ubt- ful whether, us u rule, they luoie thuu p»y the expense, while there is no doubt that they are u uuiBunoe. I'he blankest of dead wulls is only disfigured by uost- era inovoking. in the wtJl-rctgulutod mind, a senae of uvcrsiou to the muu who advertises, und Uie article* upuu whose exoelleuce he eijiatiate*; while at to haud- bills nothing ao prejudices u ciUzen Wedding iuvitatauua now contain more caida than ever, viz. : Fij-tt, the bride's -...—.. ——» — jr---- eard ; i^eoouU, the gioom'a ; third, the ! against going to bee an v show, or buying bride's mother, thea tbe \ctremony \ any goods, us the ugly tdipa of 1\HP*\^ card; then theinvUatiou to the receu- - .. - il _-._ tiun i thtiB the cai'ds euutauiing the uariiad muue uf the yuiuig couple in full, aud the da>ii of tiieii' puat-honey- luuuu I' jeptdunK ; tlieii a card custaining the uaues oi bridbuntud£, UtJiuk, and groumiimen ; and Uiti, a eaid eugiavvd with -' Pleatte pitMioi. this at the door. * C'ALironKia rejiorts that most of itjj eiulbqiiukes ui'e eonfined to siiudl dis- trietH, uud aie so weak us to be bun-ly I»eret'iitible, The Sau Francisco AH'i Kiivs tluit Uie wnlres of the seveiul dis- • trict** iu which ii luiijorily uf the slKiika are felt, ure Humbnldt IJuy, Mrmten-y, uud IJOB Augf'los, Oil the Ist and tA. iustunts—Wedue-Hthiy and Thui-wlay— slioi-ks wcie felt ui* Humboldt Buy aud WeaverviUe, aud probably ut curious ixiintsiu the KUIUC region. The eoiicus- sionrt lu-e generally most severe in Uic low luud, und the shock of the 2d wii.s no exception Io the geiionil rule, for while it was so severe us to shake down the \light work \of buildiiii,'s. and frighten iwojjle ut Eureka, itt WtMver^i- ville it hud scarcely force enough to moke itaeU felt. Horse thieves in Mii-higaii are pniclih- ing u new dodge, foui- mou Inking le^uii- od to c^ry it out :' T«u of them go m ud\aure with u horse aud bu«gj', and, -when iin ojtiiortttnity preheiit** lUclf, the horse is sold, aud the two hire aiiotbrr horse and promw'd to the next neiKh- beihood in hcareh .<f uuulhur puichuM-r. Ou the fullowiug day. the other two ai- rive iu hut hus^•, iu^mring for the two who liad left. ie]»n*seuUugthciuashui*he Iheives; iearu that tUey huve bold llio burse; one eluims it, proving uwner- tOiii\ by the other, uii<l '^i'U iMJHSOhKiun of the \horse us having bi*eu stiileu fium liiiu ; then they iiass ou tu the next neigh- berhoud, to repeat the ju-ooobs on an- other ^iclim. 'I'BE Kaoi>E IBLAKP ELLCTIO.N. -The oompleto returns uf the State election give Pudelford, (liep-,) for Ouvcuur, 8,819; Stotie, (Dem..) 5.345. TheScJu- ate utauds 2<t Republh^ans to 9 Dtiuo- ur»l«i, and 1 no chuioe. The House stands &1 Uepublicaus to 13 Ik'-mui-ruta, and 8 no chuii.^. r t thrutd a t him from al quai-ters, eloquent- ly 1 uoomueiidiiig him to du Lhuse thiitgA. \\^ T - — Cwswficj'iuuT {wfMav 8ay# thtoi' House Mr Huiaue Homfc«, of Cahfoi-wa, Uift uf B^piebeatativt* will cuuhiKl of 130 hia widow $2,500 with U« provibu if she' Republicans, and 108 Demt^ciatB. ilie contested hi* wiU she would have nuth- I Senate will stand Uiirtooi lU^piibheunu jitg, ()/ pourae abe conteatu it ' to eight Democrat*. -fe.

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