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»^fcw«a,.,v PUBLISHED EVSRY THUB8DAY, By A. C. H. LIVINGSTON, AND PnOPBIBTOB. fiOOC AND jloB P^NTIN Of every description executed withprompt- nf si and atfow prices. DEVOTED TO POLITICS, SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND WHOLE INTERESTS OF THE PEOPLE. VOL. 33. ELIZABETHTOWN, ESSEX COUNTY, N. Y., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1884. NO. 8. Readini notices, among reading matter, 5 ofttifft per line. Business cards (not occupying more than one inch space) f8 per year. Legal advertising at rates prescribed by law. Other advertising rates made knows on application. Bfrth, marriage and death notices are free. Correspondence of public interest solicited from all parts of the county. The subscription price of .the POST ASD GAZETTE is $1.50 per year, payable strict- , ly in advance. BUSINESS UAEDS. *A~~1U>» K. DUDI.KV, Attorney and Counsellor at La* Et,zal>ethtown, Kmtm County. JV. Y. + POETRY. -OOVKTTK IJ. BIHHOP, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Moriah. EsM'X Oountv, N. Y. dfc CON WAY, Attorneys and Counsellors a± Keeseville. If. T. •pjuH ITT STAFFORD, Attorney and Counsellor at La7 54 Wall St. Nmn York. There was crying by night, ana the winds we» n women were working a burial shroud; Toung (aoea showed pule &s the taoe of death. And strong men labored tn drawing of breath : \ She is gone,- they said ; \ aye,\ they said, » ate la gone I\ the night winds moaned, and the hours went on. But the morrow dawned clear, and the wort* shone bright, No trace was there left of the dreadful night; Toung faces looked up ltlce buds of the ro»e. And breasts heared free as the full tide flows : \ Nay t\ cried the lover, \ the sun ts long gone 1 Row the night winds sigh I Do the hours more OUT\ —John Vanoe Cheney in Che Century. F ,, H . « Attorneys and Counsellor* at Law, Kewritle. N. Y. KA11TIN FINCH. FT1ANXLIN A. ROWK. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 22 )[,-C<»-n>irk Work. Chicago, III. (T. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. r vl >n- Jay, Efitrx Co.. N. Y. TriHHV IIAMJ, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, E!unl,rtl,f,*wn. Em>n County. N. Y. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, 231 Madmon Are., Albany. N. Y. PijtilJ'-nni] PtMiHinn Notary. Detect I vn Horvice aiKi Tux T,nnr1 Busings aSpeciality. lirni).')) Offl<«o Crown Point. N. Y. poiND <t BHOWN, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, EHiabrthtown. Essex County. N. Y. BTBON POND. - - W. SCOTT BROWN Counsellor at Law, Ebtabelhtown. N. Y. TM)\VLANI> t:. KEI^OiiU, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, E'ozal.rthtoirn. Essex County, N. Y. ALnO <fc (JROVKR, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law, /•<)>•( Henry, Essex County, N. Y. WALDO. - - M. D. OROTKH. PHOTOGRAPHEKS. M. JOHNSON, PHOTOQEAPHER, cVmrTi Point. EtsKC. County. jV. Y. HOTELS. MISCELLANY. Rnsbing River was one of those wild woodland rstreM* whioh force themselves Into favor, nobody knows how or why. rhere was a beetling precipice, fringed with woods ; there was a wild torrent leaping in mad rushes of foam over ita rooky bed ; there were glens and cascades, deep ravines and solitary dells, and there were a few houses clinging to the # stony terraces in • way that set the theory of gravitation utter- ly at defiance. And here the Rushing Riv- erites had vegetated ever slnoe the Declara- tion of Independence, until on* day a oitj capitalist oame there to visit his wife's oou- \ A fine place this !\ said Mr. Oashbags. 1 ' Why don't you make something of it ?\ The wife's cousin looked around with lack-lustre eyes, and hands deep down in his pockets. \ Wai,\ said he, \ tain't good for much a sheep pasture, and there don't seem to be nothin' else it* calculated for.\ Mr. Oashbags went home, consulted his bank book, and summoned his architect. A year afterward a great, glittering hotel hung on the edge of the cliffs—a settlement of Queen Anne oottages and gothio villas had sprung up, mushroom-like, along the road, a staring new railway station bore its gilded sign, and a telegraph connection was made with New York and Philadelphia; and Rushing River, almost by magio, had be- come a fashionable resort. And the city ladies went about, asking moh other : '' Have you been to Mrs. Qrigson's ?\ Mrs. Grigson, be it explained, was th» plump little widow of a deceased farmer, who was endeavoring, to, ekejput her,slend« income by keeping aoBtioajfty store ?whire- in ane offered id* gajfe a goodfy Assortment Indian arrow-heads, fossils, walking- oanes, willow baskets, and whatever elw inggested lte«lf as likely to s«U ; and upon a shelf at the back, she had arranged, aftei a most attractive fashion, a store of old bowls, oraoked oream pitchers, and antique plates, wbioh she had patiently accumulated during a search among the old farm-houses within a ..-•••• — THE BERKELEY, R. E WOODRUFF, - Proprietor. ifarvijuKi I^tfte Village, Franklin Co., N. T. ALLEN HOUSE, I!EMIV ALLEN, Propridoi Ixik« Placid, N. T. THE WINDSOR, ( AOIHONVACKS.) KELLOGG, - - Proprietor. I Elizabethtoten, Essex. Co.. ff. T. Tht Windsor and cottages accommodate ovei croquet grounds. MANSION HOUSE, WILLIAM S1M0XDS, - Proprietor Ellzabethtown, If. T. RICHARDS HOUSE, HER KIT A. f 'L A H K, - Proprietor Livory <Yinn«eted with house. WEED HOUSE, -W.Y7WNT WEED, - Proprietor West-port, N. T. Zecwial jittfntion tmtd to local •iai ;ravnl. *S-FlrBt-c!aa \SHERMAFHOUSET 0 L. HITTER FIELD, - Proprietor. Moriah, Essex County, ft. T. |'Wl , i.lP.isant and airy rooms; 2M mite T Irum P,,rt Henry and 3 miles from the I «eM.ratpd Ore' Beds of Mineville. BANKS. First National Banfc OF POET HENRY, N. Y. '<• arc desirous of extending our relationi ith the people of Essex county, and take •casion to invite the opening of de- iccounts, the purchase and sale of i and domestic bills of exchange, the ion of coupons, and the transaction rerteral banking business. \ri.AR ATTENTION GIVEN TO SUPPLY- ING INVESTORS WITH UNITED 8TA.TB8 BONDS, n the Exchange or Purchase of same. \id Railroad Bonds bought and sold\. F. S. ATWELL, Cashier. NOTICE P hereby given that all peraons are forbid- w to Shoot, Fish or Hunt on any of tho \•Pcrty of the Adirondack Iron and 8t«el Co., St uatert in township 45, 46 and 47, includ- B ° lk \ 1 Military Tract,\ in the county ate of New York, and are tor- en to trespass thereon in any way, un- «ie penalty of the law. All psjrsons \Posing thereon, for the purpose of \^inR hunting or fishing, will beprose- M therefor. JAMKH R. THOMPSON, President, Adirondack Club Incorporated. J. E, BARNES, Sensed Auctioneer ESSEX COUNTY. A1 1 calls in the auctioneering line 1% attended to. Terms reasonable J- E. BARNTO, Westport, N . Y, things,\ said Mrs. \Grigson ; \ and perhaps I oan make a little money out of them.\ But the guests of the Rival Hfluso, al- ( though they declared that the old crockery.' was \ too sweet for anything,\ did not in a hurry to buy. The faat was, they wanted \ bargains.\ You ask too much,\ said Mrs. Harri- man, who, scarcely a\month , paid \ Osman Effendi,\ fri a dirty Few •ly a hundred dollars for a particu- lar pattern of antique ohina oup, with a zig- zag oraok down its side. '' Two dollars foi this plate ! It's positively exorbitant, Mrs. Grigson I\ • \. ' ,j \ I couldn't make anything if I sold it tori less !\ said the poor little woman, ready to f. \ That's all nonsense !\ said Mrs. Hani- in. \ Certainly, it in nonsense !\ added Miss Irene Ingomar. \ No one ever yet made money by oharging absurd prices. But I believe everybody at Bushing River wants to impose upon us just because we oame from the city. If you'll say seventy-flv« cent* for this pink bowl, now—\ Oh, I couldn't possibly!\ said Mrs. Qrigson, looking as red as the roses on the bowl. ' Very well,\ said Miss Ingomar. \Then there's an end of the matter.\ And she put the bowl back on the shelf with some energy. At the week's end, Mrs. Grigson had not old half a dozen pieces. Apparently the city ladies were in a com- ination against her. They had come in ittle squads of two or three, viewed her old shina, asked questions enough to set up a oateohism, shaken their heads at her modest prices, and gone away without purchasing. It's ridiculous !\ said th«y. \ The wo. man must think we're made of money 1\ \ At this rate,\ said poor Mrs. Grigson, I may as well shut up shop I\ And she cried a little to herself. She had had her hopes and aspirations. There was the interest on a mortgage to be paid; Sarah Ann needed a new dress, and Willie oould not go to ohuroh unless a pair of shoes wa» somehow compassed- I* she oould onlj have sold her china 1 Ma,\ said Sarah Ann, who was a bright, quick lassie, \ I've thought of something.\ \ Goodness me 1\ said Mrs. Grigson. \ Of a way to sell out your ohina,\ went on Sarah Ann. \ Faok it up—quick, ma— and Til borrow Mr. Jenkins' horse and wagon. Come, it's 'most eight, and you won't sell any more, thing, to-night No- body ever comes up the hill after dark, you know.\ •' What is the child talking aboutr laid '•Onlj do make haste.\ It WM quite true. The ladle, at the hotel uadheldaoauous, snd decided to outwit \ Ma,\ Mid Sarah Ann, who had been up to the Hirer House to sell blackberries, \the ladle* are all talking about going around to the old farm-houses to buy np At least that's what Mill* the laun- dress, told me. Thsy *hink theyloan bay il cheaper than the prlees you Mk if '• Well, of all sharpen, give me a city , I\ wid Mrs. Origson. with si little nat- irritation. »I wondsr whaf they «x- 1 1 There's one oomfbrt-thejhl not find ^rs^ThTTtoilll. But inhere was any 8 ,1 beHer. they'd haw to p*y • third moJe than I g»re. And sexre 'em right, . for both 8exeB.|( ddt ©r a New York emporium. One expects pay for things there. But up here in the wilderness-\ \But Aunt Irene,\ said pretty Nellie Waring, \ isn't the old china worth just as much here as it is there ?\ Aunt Irene, however, was too busy to an- swer the question. The day, spent In comfortable, open car. riages among the hills and vales that skirted Bushing River, proved most eventful. There was scarcely an old stone farm- house or a low-eaved oottage but that yield- ed up its store of blue-edged ware, old Wor- cester, or antique ohina ; and tho back seal of every vehicle was piled with the treas- ures, carefully packed in baskets, or wrap- ped in soft paper or pocket-handkerchief. \ So lovely!\ said Mrs. Harriman. \ So cheap !\ said Miss Irene Ingomar. \ How angry the Grigson woman will be I\ said Mrs. De Cheverley, who carried an oddly-shaped gravy-boat, balanced by it# handle on her finger, lest any harm sheuld befall it. \ I declare, this is almost an ei- tot match to the ono she has on her •helves I\ \ Yee, but you paid an awful prioe foi It,\ said Nellie Waring, who had not ye< oontraoted the old ohina mania. \ A quar ter more than Mrs. Grigson asked for hens. 1 \But don't you see how much ohoioei pattern this is ?\ said Mm. De Cheverley tartly. \ Here we are in front of the curiosity shop,\ said Mrs. Harriman. \ Let us stop and show our bargains to Mrs. Grigson, and enjoy her discomfiture.\ \Yes do let's,\ said Miss Irene. \I should like the woman to learn a lesson.\ Nellie Waring looked curiously at her companions. \ What does make them BO spiteful ?\ she thought. '' How has poor Mrs. Grigson harmed them ?\ Mrs. Grigson and her daughter, Sarah Ann, were busy re-arranging the Indian baskets, fossils and photographs on the lit- tle counter, when the concourse of ladies surged in, bearing their trophies with them. \ Didn't we tell you so ?\ said Mrs Har- riman. \ Beally valuable ohina, and ivt merely nominal prices,\ said Miss Ingoniar, breath- lessly. \ Not like your poor plates and bowls,\ viciously added another lady. '' I hope it will be a lesson to you for the future,\ said Mrs. De Cheverley. \Greed is sure to overreach itself in the long r,un.\ nov that,\ said Mri. T pqg- t, ladie»-> S ? | said all the lprgainers, in ofcorufl my ohina that you have been buy- ing,\ said MTB. Grigson, \ at an advance ol ten per oent. upon my prices. I gaw thai there was no chanoe of my selling it here, so I sent it back to the fanners' wires where I bought it originally, thinking that perhaps they might be more fortunate. Aud of course they w&nted some oommiaaion, nat- urally enough; so you have paid ten per aeaf» more for the very wune, axtlolps than If g^jo had pu|ohased,thBm;<|tme,\ 14 1 don't b—believe It!\ ga«ped Miss In- fomar, turning green. • -* Here la jny mark—across in red ink, on the bokom of every piece,\ said Mrs Grigson, taking no notice of the imputation upon her veracity, although Sarah Ann col- ored scarlet and started forward at Miss In gomaf's insulting words. '' And here is a o»AJ|gue of \the argons, with the name of the person to whom each was intrusted. You nan verify the matter for yourselves.\ The ladies looked at each other with downcast mien. : \•. What f/Teri strange idea 1\ said one. > V W}|at Drt&s* had them ***\ *» *o)\ t^mandedfanother. ' * \ I beg your pardon 1\ said Mrs. Grigson, qui«tty. \\ But I think that you have been deceiving yourselres.\ The fashionable orowd returned to their oarriages without another word, and Mrs. Grigson and Sarah Ann went on with their work. Not until the last wheel was out of sight did they break the silence with a burst of hearty irrepressible laughter. \ Thirty-five dollars clear profit,\ said Mrs. Grigson. \ Oh, Sarah Ann, what a deal of good we oan do with thirty-five dol- lars!\ \ Oh, ma, I never vi s no glad in mj life!\ said Sarah Ann. \They were so mean and spiteful.\ \ And it was all your idea,\ said Mrs. Grigson.— Helm Fvirest Graces. THE NEW YORK FIRB DEPARTMENT. Borne InereatlriK Fact. About a Terr Effi- cient and Admirable Force. Although the single swing of a pendulum only measures a second of time, yet eaoh one of these periods may be so intimately and directly oonnected with event* of such vital interest as to become of the greatest Importance. It is doubtful if there be any moment, in any calling, in whioh so many movements bearing immediately upon the result are erowded as in the fire depart- ment when an alarm is received. The ease with whioh an incipient fire oan be extin- guished, and the fearful rapidity with which it spreads and gets beyond control, com- pelled the adoption of every device and method that would in any way lessen the time intervening between the alarm and the arrival at the fire. Consequently each frac- tion of a second is carefully guarded lest it escape before having seen the performance of some step tending toward the accomplish- ment of the main ^uject. The seeming oonfusion, the apparent miring up of men, horses, and machinery, is the outcome ol persistent study sided by a thorough ac- quaintance with the wants, and with even the minutest detail that oould be made sub lervieni. All the fire alarm boxes in this city are connected by wires with the headquarters of the fire department, and are all number- ed. When the hook in the box is turned down, the alarm Is made only at the head- quarters, where the operator, by the aid of a switch board, instantly Bends the number of that particular box to every fire oompany in the city. In each company's house, near the door, are plaoed the gongs, recording apparatus, etc. The first alarm is sounded upon a small gong, familiarly known as the joker, and the first stroke sets in motion a train of mechanical movements which, though in operation but an instant, produce most strange results, and change a scene of quiet into one of startling aotrrily and of absorbing interest to the stranger who ehanoes to be present The first impulse of electricity passing orer the wires attracts the armature of a magnet, which releases s small weight sliding on a rod placed beside the gong. This weight stakes the arm of located below ths floor, and whioh is sc oonnected as to withdraw the holts holding the hahon of ins hones, who dash forward to their places undar the Hwn«m The tame impulse of elaofadolty has founded the a\aim $poi* the gonj* in the sleeping apart- msuK^p, th»se©ondiU>csr, and the men come sliding down the brass rods. The time of receiving tbe slssta is reoorded by a small olook^thtA^astQpp^at the first stroke. Be- f or« the gcag has eeased ringing the har. ness fans been dropped and clasped, th< driver.* belted to his «e«t, and the me. are watting for the doors to be rolled back. So far each oompany in the department aas gone through these operations, sinoe all kre,compelled to hook up at every alarm. The boiler of the engine is directly connect- ed with a ooil of pipe in an ordinary egg- shaped stove plaoed in the basement. Low down.upon the rear of the engine are two pipes which are aUaohed by telescope joints to two. pipes leading up from the coil. When the engine is to go out, two valves whioh prevent the escape of water from the boiler are closed by moving a lever, and a rod pressed down through a hole in the floor. This rod operates four valves two of whioh olose the pipes leading to a small tank in the ceiling, In order that the ooil may be supplied with water during the ab- tenoe of the engine. The rod also raises tht lid of the stove to deaden the fire. The strokes upon the joker might b« compared to a serious of dots and dashet sounded quickly—thus, two strokes and • pause, three strokes and a pause, and five strokes would indicate that the alarm cams from box 2SS. These strokes are repeated two or three times by the joker, and are then told orf, but much more deliberately, upon the large gong. This arrangement it to save time, and while the men are hitch- ing up they are counting the strokes, and if there is any doubt about the number thej ; until the signal is given by the big gong. But it generally happens that the Ine is on ita way to the fire before the second gong has begun its work. After the ixact number has been ascertained, all those companies which are expected to respond to that number start for the scene of the fire, while the other companies, after waiting a time, unhook the horses and place the ap- paratus in the condition it was before the alarm struck. We thus see that one stroke places the entire force of the department on the alert, and fifty-four engine companies (nine of which are double companies, and are provided with an extra engine and a larpe number of men), seventeen hook and ladder companies, and the two water towext ready to turn out at every alarm. Many of the companies are frequently out of their ses in three, four, or five seoonds, and at the last horse show in Madison Square Garden, this city. Engine Company 33 Wtched up once in IJ seconds, once in 1$ seconds, and once in 1 3-4 seoonds—or three oonaeoutive times in less than 2 se- rada. The most important item in the thru question is getting the horses in harness. The horses are placed in stalls as near the pole as practicable, and are kept bridled. The harness is attached to the engine, and is raised to such a height that the horse has no difficulty in passing to hk place beneath it. It i» suspendf d from a Y-shaped frame of tubing, at each end of whioh is pivoted a downwardly curved hook, upon which the harness rests. The reins pass through a catch in the center of the frame, BO that by puUing them the hooks are released and the harness allowed to fall upon the baoki of the horses. The collars are hinged at the middle, and one free end is provided with a bolt wbioh enters a socket in the other end, in which it is held by a spring catch. Th< hinge ia made wide so as to prevent lateral movement and insure the entrance of the bolt when the ends are brought together. The sleeping quarters of the officers and men are on the second floor. Through the floor, in locations so as to be most quickly used, are three openings, in the center ol each of which is a smooth brass rod leading to the floor below. Upon the third floor art the billiard room, lookers, drying room, which has a zino floor, and together with the bath-room, is heated by a romance in the basement, and feed room. Hay and grain are raised from the rear. The grain bins are conuected with the lower floor by tubes, and the hay is passed down through chutes, so all the dust is confined to one small room.— Scientific American. THE TRANSMISSION .OF EMOTIONS. The wife of Arthur Severn, the distin- ruiahed landscape painter, woke at 7 o'oJock with a start, feeling a hard blow on the mouth, and with a distinct sense of being out and bleeding on the under lip. She seized her handkerchief and put it to her month as she sat up in bed, and was sur- prised on taking it away to find that it wa» not bleeding. She oonoluded she had been dreaming. At breakfast her husband, who had been out for an early sail, appeared with a bad out on the lip made at that houi by the tiller, whioh had struck him in a squall. A case of transferred emotion is that of Rev. J. M. Wilson, headmaster of Clifton College, a senior-wrangler and a distin- guished mathematician. When in good health' one evening, while a student at Cambridge, he suddenly felt ill, trembled with a sort of fright, thought he was dying, tried to study, but oould not, went to see a friend, who tried to distract his mind, but oould not. After three hours it passed off, and the next morning he was welL In the afternoon a letter informed him that hit twin brother had died the evening before. A case of transfer of will is given by Alexander SUrving, a foreman of masons. While at work, one morninq, he suddenly felt an intense desire to go home. It was a long distance and he could not well leave his work, and he resisted it. But the feel- ing became uncontrollable, and, though he believed his wife would ridicule him, he went home. There -he was met by a woman who asked him: \Why Skirving, how did you know?\ He knew nothing, but he had been compelled to come home. He was told that his wife had been run over by a cab, and seriously injured, and had been piteously calling for him. These oases do not go into.the-,super' natural. They do not oonoern visions ol the dead or assumed commnnieations from them. They do not pass belief. We hare all knowu of similar cases in our aoquaint- , anoe. Science has laughed at them as in- credible, but we may remember that Lavol- tin said: \Stones cannot fail from the sky; for there are no stones in the sky.\ But there a n stones fan the sky, and stones do fall. The inonOible happens, and it i* of no use to deny suoh fefe M we have NBORO PECULIARITIES. When we consider that for so many years the \negro raoe has been, comparatively ipeaklng, very closely associated with the whites, it is a matter of surprise and oon- jeoture that they should oling so tenaciously to their peculiar characteristics, especially^ 1 those connected with their religious ideas, oeremonlefl and superstitions. It may seem an overdrawn statement, yet It is a strictly true one, that the genuine larkey is never happier or more truly is his element than when under the excitement of a \ first-class \ funeral. A relative, friend oroompaDion may be ill for weeks and perhaps suffer for needed attentions from their own oolor, but the moment it is known that the sick creature is dying, men, women and children flock In and around the cabin and set up a perfect \Babel\ of wails, prayers and lamentations, adding to the horrors of the deathbed and intensifying the grief and axaitement of the afflicted household. For •&-while when the grnve-deoked figure lies motionless with its folded hands, muf- fled jaws and immense plate of salt on th« body to \keep down the swelling,\ thert Is a h!ush and calm on the dusky crowd and ligM footfalls and whispered words betoken the aolematty of 'the hour ; but this is only & smothered lull, a sure harbinger of the exoitemefet to come. Could there possibly be a more fitting time for a moral lesson on the ' • great mys- tery ?•> And it is seldom indeed that our colored friends allow euoh opportunities to eaqogM them. AB some aged seer of the plantation stands with folded arms and bowed head and gazes reverently at the still figure there is a look of hushed expect. aney on the sable faces of the fmthere<< crowd. Nor are they to be disappointed, for. tenderly covering out of sight the rigid features of the dead the old man wipes aside a few stray tears and solemnly begins. When you nee the \ dnnky wrirda of out nation \ at a \ sitting up \ with a dead per- son of distinction among their own raoe you them in all their pomp and glory. Tht entire night is passed in prayers, singing and shouting, interspersed with violent wails and lamentations from the kith and kindred friends. The more bitter the grief the greater the delight of the assembly, and if at the burial the bereaved mourners should be so overcome with grief and excitement as to lose oonsoiousness the satisfaction is corn • plete, and big, little, young and old will affirm that \ dat was a share fine funeral,'' and that \ ilr. or Mrs. (somebody) -would inures, rest ^ood in bis or her grabe, ka.se d« tuneral passed off so harm im.\ 1 can oonceive of no greater trial than for a house servant to be denied the great privilege of attending a funeral, and the ^pressed sympathy of those more fortunate ones who witnessed the oeremonies is genu- ine indeed. '' I shure is sorry you oonldn't go, kase Sat wus a pinted good funeral. De folks wus a site to behold, and dey acted as fine as ladies and gemmen could aok. Dat youngest gal jis fainted plum away and it tuck two of de breddere to hole her sister. I olare to goodness, you couldn't tie me down in de -white folks' houae when dar wus such a big funeral a-gwine on,\ and the grieved looks of your '' help \ will for days reproaoh you for your cruelty. Bo for the sake of \ sweet peace,\ when there is to be a funeral of consequence, I make very strenuous offorte to BO arrange m j domestio affairs that \ my Dora \ oan take In the enjoyment from beginning to end, and am usually rewarded by a vary beaming countenance aud the assurance that she shure did have a fine time.\ A LONDON GAMBLING DEN. We walked towards the Tottenham Court road that I might catch the 'bus. Too late, iwever—the last one had gone ; there was ithing for me, then, but to make my mind to invest half A dollar on a oab. My com- panion suggested I should go in with him to his olub for half an hour. Agreed. I entered, no questions asked ; I suppose the faot of my being in a member's company was sufficient. He opened a door and usher- ed me in and the first exclamation I heard was \Kino\ and a grunt of satisfaction. Silver was rapidly counted and passed along this individual. I was considerably taken aback at the business air of the whole oonoern. Seated at a table covered in green Bloth, and not unlike a converted billiard table, were some twenty-five or thirty men, eaoh intently scanning four or five cards learing a number of printed figures. The roupier, banker, what ever he my b« tera- Bd, stood at the end of the table faoiag the company and rapidly revolving a box not ilike a miniature washing machine. At aach revolution he released an ivory or bone ticket hearing a numUi, whioh he quickly sailed akmd and plaoed upon an index or tablet also in front of him. The gamesters be- ing armed or provided with any. number of printed cards, for eaoh one of which they have to pay 3d. to the proprietor, are also rapplied with a quantify of red counters, rhe oards, all bearing different series of figures, are rapidly scanned by the holders, *nd as a number is oaDed by the man in shargle, banker or whatever he may be, a oorresponding number is covered on the sard with a counter, until such tine as one of the oard-holders covers five figures in a b:\rizonta) position or across the card, when tie immediately calls \ JKino.\ His numbers checked and found ito correspond with the banker's and the pool becomes bis. One [noticed more particu^riy seemed to be doing very well in offering short odds and ' ius playing his own Uttte game very well indeed, his exclamation every now and igain, in a kind of bastard Yankee twang, \ \ g : \Go on with! the music\ My friend in less than a quarter of an hour dropped 6s., although I was given to under- lUndthey wen only allowed, Is. stakes. Log no more silver he rose from the table; he declined the change of a £10 note which two or three offered to supply. It was now getting on to 1 A. M. Mondaj morning; we adjourned to the refreshment bar and bad a oouple ofj liquors. Some ol Uu members wen lying) about asleep^n the gaming room, having, I supposed, been hit hard by the latest American importation, kino, and who had, apparently, no other place to lay theix heads than this. i from the country was terri- bly indignant, the other day, because a Bur- Ungtonfthoe deals* suggested that he had better In vest in a pair of c*0f boots. It was »long while befon he oould be persuaded that m personal insult wasU AH EXPERIENCE OF WEDDINGS. Blunders That Are Made by the Bride aad Generally speaking marriages pass off very smoothly, and frequently with very pretty effects. The brides are credited with a careful study and perusal of the service for many days beforehand. Sometimes therejias been a rehearsal. I have known \DrideB^^when the grooms have failed to make the \proper responses, prompt them immediately and with the greatest facility. The most co^moii/miBtake of the bride is to take orf only one of her gloves, whereas both hands are brought into requisition in the service. As for the men, they commit all kinds of blunders and bunglings. I have known a man at that very nervous and trying moment follow a clergyman within the oommunion rails and prepare to take a place opposite him. I have known a man, when a minister stretched out his hand to unite those of the oouple, take it vigorously in his own and give it a hearty shake. Sometimes more serious difficulties oocur. Some ladies have had an almost unoonquer- able reluctance to use the word '' obey ;\ one or two, if their own statements are to be accepted, have ingeniously constructed the word \ nobey.\ The word, however, has still to be formally admitted into the language. There was one girl, who was being married by a very kindly old olergy- man, who absolutely refused to utter th« word \obey.\ The minister suggested that if she were unwilling to utter the word aloud she could whisper it to him ; but th« yonng lady refused to accept even this kind of compromise. Further, however, than this the clergyman refused to accommodate her ; but when he was, forced to dismiss them all without proceeding any further the recalci. trant young person consented to \ obey.\ The difficulty, however, is not alwayt made on the side of the lady. On one occa- sion the bridegroom wished to deliver a lit- tle oration qualifying his vow and describ- ing in what sense and to what extent he was asing the words of the formula. He was, of coarse, given to understand that nothing of this kind oould be permitted. There was one man who accompanied the formula with sotto vote remarks whioh munt have beeu exceedingly disagreeable to the officiating minister. He interpolated remarks after the fashion of Burchell's \Fudge!\ \With this ring I thee wed ; that's superstition.\ '' With my body I thee worship ; that's idolatry.\ \With all my worldly goods I thee endow ; that's a lie.\ It is a wonder that such a being was not conducted out of the church by the beadle. This puts one in mind of an anecdote that is told of a man who was in his time a Cabinet Minister. There was a great discussion on the ques- tion whether a man can marry on three hun- dred a year. \ All I oan say,\ said the great man, \ is that when I said, ' With all mj worldly goods I thee endow, 1 so far from having three hundred pounds, I qnestion whether, -when all mj debts were paid, I had three hundred pence.\ \ Yes, my love,\ said his wife; \ but then you had your splendid intellect.\ •\ I didn't endow you with that, ma'am,\ sharply retorted the right honorable husband. —London, Society, THE MARQUIS DB LBTJBVILLE. This morning, as I came down town in the elevated train, I heard a tearful shriek just as the oar was starting down from Four- teenth street and observed that toe gate! keeper threw the gate open wide, stepped back, bowed with ironical politeness and winked with great waggishness tothe busi- ness men in the car. A moment later tht doorway was darkened and the Marquli trotted in. His raiment was gorgeous. Hi* shoulders were wider than ever and one oould almost span his waist. His hair was artistically banged low on his brow and his white felt hat balanced on the back of his head so as to exhibit his front hair, or hair front — I've forgotten what the girls oall it. He took a handkerchief from his pocket as he sat down directly opposite me, and deli- cately touched the banged hair over his brow. Then he daintily careesed his whis- kers, smiled sweetly at his boots and raised bis eyes. When one considers that th« Marqnis weighs something over 225 pounds the inoongruouB nlature of the exhibit maj possibly be Imagined. As he raised bis eyet he detected me in the act of engineering tht same uDholy grin that had inoensed hin once before, and as he scowled he accident ally dropped his oane. It—the cane—fel) directly in front of me, and I had a momen- tary impulse to piok it np. I restrained myself and looked ooldly at the Marqnis. who. I was sure, had a smaller waist than usual that morning. He looked at the cane, ind the animosity died out of his eyes as the awful faot presented itself to him. The other men in the <]ar who were looking on caught the situation at a glance and no one offered to piok up the oane. He raised his finger and beckonfed to the braketnan, bu< that functionary made some impolite remark and continued whistling on air from \Cor- delia's Aspirations. \At last, with an effort, the Marquis set his lips, bent over and reached for the stick. He grew very red, puffed heavily, suddenly straightened him- self again and involuntarily put his hand to his side ; then he made another fierce effort, grabbed the stick, threw himself triumph- antly bftok and panted heavily, while t subdued murmur of-applause ran around the car.— New York Letter to San Franoi*. to Argonaut. rtOW BEDOUINS CONQUER THIRST. In an artiole on \ The Rescue of Chinese Gordon,\ to be found in \ Open Letters\ of the Century, General E. E. Oolston, late of the Egyptian General Staff, says : \In the ' Waterless Land,' water is the para- mount question. If it be asked how a large body of Bedouins like the ten thousand who nearly destroyed the British squares at Tamai manage to subsist, the reason is p : ain. In the first place, they do not need the enormous trains required for a European army. They are the moat abstemious of men. Eaoh man carries A skin of water and a small bag ot grain, procured by pur- chase or barter from caravans. Their camels and goats move with them, supply- ing them with milk and meat, and subsist- ing upon the scanty herbage and the foliage of the thorny mimosa, growing in secluded wadies. These people oould live upon the increase of their flocks alone, whioh they exchange readilj^or other commodities ; but being the exclusive carriers and guides for all the travel and commerce that oross their deserts, they realize yearly large imounts of money. As to water, they know every nook and hollow in the mountains, away from the trails, where a few barrels ol water collect in some shady ravine, and they can scatter, every man for himsfelf, to fill their water-skins. On my first expedition, near the olose of the three years' drought, I reached some wells on wbioh I was de- pending, and found them entirely dry. It was several days to the next wells. But my Bedoain guides knew some natural reservoirs in the hills about six miles off. So they took the water camel at night-fall, and oame back before dcylight with the water-skins filled. An invading army would find it hard to obtain guides, and even if they did, they must keep together, and could not leave the line of march to look for water. Besides, the Bedouins, accus- tomed from infancy to regard water as most precious and rare, use it with wonderful economy. Neither men nor animals drink more than once in forty-eight hours. As to washing, they sever indulge in suoh waste- ful nonsense. When Bedouins oame to my aamp, water was always offered them. Theii answer would frequently be : ' No; thanks; I drank yesterday/ They know too well the importance of keeping Tip the habit of abstemiousness. No wonder they oan tub* •1st where invaders would quiokly perish,** Millionaires Who Dislike Each Other. A Saratoga letter says: There never seems to be any love between millionaires. If there is an instance of .even ordinary good-fellowship joining two men of that sort, it has escaped my attention- Th» wealthiest persons in this resort are William H. Vanderbilt, who is known to possess hbout two hundred millions, and Henry Hilton, who is supposed to hare acquired at least twenty millions—possibly more—of the fortune left by the late Alexander T. Stewart. Vanderbilt is the foremost horse- man here, and he drives every afternoon and evening invariably. Hilton owns the finest park in the region, and' the gateways to its oxceHent roads are open to the public. Would it not be guessed that Vanderbilt drove frequently through Hilton's park T But he never does. The reWmable con. olusion is that millionaires look on one mother as rivals. There is no other theory whioh accounts for the well-known antipathy of these two men for each other. Abrasion between railroads keeps up a soreness in Vanderbilt toward Gould, and vice versa: and Hilton and the Aston prod eaoh other in real eetate interests; but the mutual dis- likeof Vanderbilt and Hilton oan onry be tfrta bdn^fln^lhh UNCLAIMED MONEY. A ourious fact shown by the United States Treasury's balance sheet a: the olose of the year's business is that there is nearly #20,- 000,000 of outstanding government securi- ties on which tha money is due and uncall- ed for, writes the Washington correspond- ent of the Louisville Commercial. On all of these interest has been olosed, and there can be no possible reasons for the holders to delay presenting them for redemption. Some of them nave been due for njany years. On some of them there are due large sums of interest, which have not been called for. so that the interest on these alone amounts to $347,000. What has become of these documents and why they ore not presented is something no one can find out. Some of them matured a half a century ago, and are still unheard from and unpresented. Of the old debt, whioh matured prior to January I, 1837, there is still outstanding $57,665 of principal, and $64,174 of inter- est. Of the Texan indemnity stock, whioh matured 20 years ago, there is $20,000 yet outstanding not presented. Of the 5-20s of '63, which, matured more than 10 years ago, and on_ whioh interest ceased at that time, there is still outstanding $355,250. Of th« 10-iOs of'64 wbioh matured 5 years ago, there is yet unpresented $178,850, with in- terest of $15,460 also due and unpaid. Of ihe 6 per cent, consols, whioh matured 2 years earlier, there was $288,600 yet un- presented, and of the 6 per oent. consols matured in 1879 there is over a half a mil- lion dollars yet uncalled for, with interest matured, $56,990. Of the 5 per oenta, whioh matured in 1881- 82, there is still nearly $800,000 unpresent- ed, though the interest ceased at maturity. Of the compound interest notes of 1864, which bear 6 per cent, interest, and whici matured in 1867 and '68, over $290,000 a n still out and uncalled for, while of the 7-30g of the same year, which matured more than 15 years ago, $133,800 has never yet been sailed for, nor has some $20,000 of interest an them been demanded. What has become of these bonds, wbioh represent to much money, is hard to understand. Some of them have probably been des- troyed, perhaps the majority of them, though it is proper to add that the bulk oi the $19,000,090 due and unpresented is ol that which has fallen due within the past year, and will doubtless be presented when the well-fed and leisurely coupon olippert realize that there are no more coupons clip- ped upon them, or that, if so clipped, thej will not be honored beoause of the faot thai the bonds have been oalled. There are, however, large sums which have been du< many years, and have not been paid simply because they have not been presented. Some of these have doubtless been lost by fire and flood, others laid away as permanent invest- ments of some fund, or perhaps forgotten in some dusty safe or mouldy pigeonhole. Why or how it is that suoh large sums are still'outstanding and liable to continue so, is not even within the comprehension of the most experienced Treasury offloial to THE CUSTOMS OF THH COUNTRY. Some of the customs of Mexico axoumd ine rastly. They always raise the prioe when fou want anything in large quantities. The Mexican Oentral Road wanted a quantity of Hes, and the contractors went to a Mexican *nd ordered 10,000 from him on trial. The ties were fonnd to be suitable, and then they ordered 100,000. Then the man doubled the prioe. They tried to argue the matter with him, bat he said if they wanted so much more work of him they must pay more. Another funny incident, which was related to me by one of the parties oonoern- sd in it, was about a judge. His signature was wanted on a certain paper. In the ordinary course of law six month* would have elapsed before he signed the paper. A great deal of money was involved fat the matter, so the interested persons went to the Judge and made him a proposition. \If you will sign this paper at onoe,\ laid they, « we'll give you $5,000, and not i living soul shall ever know it.\ \ Not a living soul ?\ he asked. \No not one.\ \Well answered the Judge, \wake *, *5,000»dlshall not car* a blank.wha THE KINO OF THE W1RBS. How Or. Nerrla 6TMTH«M|I M tHe West- era tfatoa's Affairs. Dr. Norrin Green came hen, I beHera, from Kentucky, but wherere* he came from, he oame to stay. Whatever may be ttw merits or demerits of a discussion, pro and son, the credit of this great oxgantxation, (' whatever may be the facts concerning it* stock or the fluctuations in its price, I Mava yet to find or hear of a man or a oritid who had a word to say against the oharaoW, to* mental acumen, the physioal energy or the inexhaustible resources of President Green. He deals with large masses of men *s gen- erals deal with armies. He meet*! with electricians upon a plane of intelligence, and discusses with them problems which would puzzle the ordinary expert. He ex- plores new fields for enterprise with th« Be«t and enthusiasm of a professional sur- reyor. He explatnB to holders of vast blocks of the property in his control the difficulties and embarrassments in the way of brokers, satisfying them absolutely of the validity of his enterprises and the prosperity attending the oompany over whose destiny he presides. Dr. Green is a great man, even when judged by the side of men universally rec- ognized as far above their associates and fellows. That this great oounty is too vast for the domination of any one oompany is a truism whioh needs no argument, and that other enterprises oan, will and do find favor with the popular mind is evinced by tha suocess attending the opposition companies, the Baltimore and Oh|o and the new Nation- al, whioh have now entered info dftect and tible competition with the old monopoly. Dr. Green differs very materially from his predecessor, William Orton. Both, how- ', were men of the world, enjoying the good things of life in their season. But the, death of Orton and the instant Suooess of Green go to show how utterly absurd it Is for any man to suppose that his life or his existence has au all-important beating upon any of the great enterprises of th« day. When Orton died, ft was supposed the Western Union Telegraph Oompany had re- oeived a mortal blow, almost, but If Orton was suddenly to return to life, his great gray eyes would open with amazement m they rested upon a paper statement of the business done by the company and the vast area of which it holds control. Green is not the only a man of business and vast enterprise, but he is a helpful, oonsiderate, friendly person, to whom tens of thousands look for guidance and opportunity to work. With his steady hand upon the helm the great company of which he is the controller ind director, as well as President, pushes proudly through the wares of competition, quite confident, in its own strength, that it will receive its full sharer of pubae favor in the future as it has so many years £n tb* p— Jo* Howard in tfu POl Preu. VALUABLE TIMBER. In the physioal world South America is full of wealth, and nature has bestowed upon it a matchless grandeur in its' river* uid its mountains. Prof. Fisher shows us that inter-tropical America (North and South) surpasses all the world in the num- ber and variety of its plants, while Agassi* shows us how greatly the wonderful variety of its fishes surpasses that of North America. Of course, much of the country is non malarious and unhealthy, yet vast regions of elevated and most beautiful sections ara most salubrious and healthy, and clothed with an incredible wealth of oeaseless pro- duction. Endless varieties of the /-most luscious fruits and beautiful flowers, with\ birds of gorgeous plumage and gigantic but- terflies, delight the eye on every hand, fax np on elevations where neither the winter's cold nor excessive heat is ever known, and all nature teems with health, beauty and abundance. Even the low levels along the great rivers teem with endless wealth and invite a commerce that has scarcely begun, »ave in a few artioles. ^ Bast of the Andes, and intersected by many great rivers, it probably the greatest and most valuable forest on the globe, and almost untouched by the ax. Mr. Thompson, who held the position of Consul at Brazil for some time, stated in a lecture, on bis return, that in travelling on the Amazon he saw sandal- wood trees that here would each be worth $5,000, yet of whose value the natives wwm- «d unoonsoious or indifferent. A CITY WITHOUT A CAT. One of the queerest of the many queer things about \ this here mining camp,\ afl most of the natives of Leadville call tt, i f that in all the length and breadth thereof there lives not a single cat. Oats hare been imported here by the hundreds and in all varieties of oolor, breeding and si*», but not one has ever survived the second week of residence. The midnight serenade, the: back yard clawing contest and bootjack act are alike unknown to the Leadvillian and his nightly slumber is sound and sweet—a calm and undisturbed respose. The health- iest, sleekest oat in St. Louis, if brought to Leadville, would lose all interest in life the moment it reached here, and, after moping around in a sickly and disconsolate way for a few days, would resignedly hare a fit and give up the ghost. A saloonkeeper on State street brought a big, strong Maltese from Denver a few weeks ago, hoping the animal would survive the fits long enough to be. some acclimated, but was no use. The cat bad a fit the first day, two or three the see. and, and then the number of attacks In- creased in a geometrical progression until, as the saloon man said. \Thai* wenj e fit* than cat And the oat had to glr»* in.\ However, as there are no rots or mice in Leadrille there is no real need of oats, and it max*, little difference whethsr they liri or die. The thin atmosphere at this altitnc!* (10,300 feet) is as fatal to the vermin as to their foe, and the inhabitants are tfaw mercifully spared the inflictions of both. -LeafoUU Letter fn Vu 81. Louit Qtoh. BmoeraL Sack Very Awfml BsA I*ek. He had a bundle of paper* under tbeshn, ' sad was standing near the Brooklyn Bridge weeping. « What is the matter, little boy?\ sail apleasuit&oed gentleman, \II I go and motiter win bate tha life out of «*» \That's of it is tj

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