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THE RUSSIAN PLAGUE.
What is the Nature of the Present Visitation f
Symptoms of the Siberian Plague—lts Hav
ayes in 1861 —Cure by a Cossuck.
We have received the following very valu
able and exceedingly interesting information
relative to the disease which afflicts the city
of St. Petersburg, from a well informed
source, in reply to the article on the “Rus
sian Plague” which appeared in the Herald
of April 23:
Portland, Me., April 26, 1866. •
To the Editor of the Herald:
Iu view of the interest now felt in the “Si
berian Plague,” I send you the enclosed ar
ticles, roughly translated from the St. Peters
burg Police Gazette, and the Voydomostay
newspaper, in the summer of 1861, when I
resided in Russia, and learned something of
the disease, which then prevailed there to a
considerable extent among animals, and de
stroyed perhaps fifty human lives between
St. Petersburg and Moscow. It was not
thought epidemic—perhaps was epizootic—
but was believed to be.highly contagious.—
Persons who died from it were supposed to
have been infected by direct contagion, or
by having the poison deposited on them by
a'fly'which brought it from the diseased ani
Strict measures for the seclusion of infect
ed animals were adopted by the police as
soon as the disease appeared. It did not
spread widely, nor docs it appear probable
that it is now the cause of the present unusual
mortality at St. Petersburg, but rather, as
indicated in your leading article in the Herald
of the 23d inst., that the malady now so des
tructive there is relapsing fever, coexisting
with typhus. The Valdai district, where the
“Siberian plague” is said to have appeared so
much earlier than usual, is one hundred and
fifty miles southeast of St. Petersburg. There
may be, this year, more tendency than usual
to typhus, from atmospheric causes, and the
statement which you quote from Dr. Murchi
son, that one of the diseases and its condi
tions is already present in London, may be
well considered as applicable to the crowded
and dirty portions of our own towns. This
is always the most unhealthy season in St.
Petersburg, particularly among the lower
classes, who, enfeebled by the long winter,
by inactivity, by the strict observance of a
low vegetable diet during Lent, f.re now" ex
posed to the effluvia of thawing filth in the
courtyards and canals ol that undrained
Relieving that there is little danger that we
shaft be troubled with the “Siberian plague,”
the name of which seems so formidable, but
that we may always take dll possible precau
tions against the dirt, low diet, stagnant
water and crowded lodgings which promote
typhus. I send you these Russian papers
snowing that the “Siberian plague” is not
novel or very much to be dreaded.
Five Guineas for a New Planet.— The
elder Herschel was a man ol' kindly disposi
tion ; but like most persons who have risen
out of early difficulties, he was extremely
careful of money, and became wealthy. A
traditional anecdote of his domestic life,
however, showed that he could be good
humoredly generous on occasions. An old
servant, named Betty, was with him at the’
time of constructing his telescope, and his
first act on discovering the planet Uranus
was to give her a guinea, adding, “You shall
have five guineas, Betty, when I discover
another.” The poor woman accepted the
promise in all seriousness, and great was her
interest in all her master’sflhibsequent labors.
Planets, however, even by a Herschel, are
not to be discovered every day, and Betty's
hopes were long deferred. One day Hersch
el received a friend to whom he had previous
ly told the story, with the exclamation, “I
have paid my five guineas!"
“What!" exclaimed the friend; “have
we to rejoice over another great discovery ?”
“No,’ replied the astronomer, with a good
humored smile; “I have simply paid poor
Betty in advance. “You see,” he added, as
his visitor appeared puzzled, “I often pursue
these researches long after the good woman
has retired to rest. How is Betty to know
that I do not discover new planets clandes
tinely, and keep her from the knowledge
with a mean determination to save my mon
ey ? Better to pay at once; better to pay at
Bantingism. —A gentleman named J. W.
Towner, of Putnam Couuty, has been wri
ting to the Carmel Free rre33 how he re
duced his weight from 320 pounds to 214
pounds, and is still getting lighter. He says
he has seen a statement iu the papers that
eating nothing but meat would 'reduce a
person's flesh. At first he thought it a hum
bug, but then the thought occurred to him
that all animals which ate nothing but flesh
were full of muscle and not of meat, he de
termined to try it. The result was as stated
before. He commenced his diet by rejecting
bread, butter, cheese, potatoes, milk, tea,
coffee, sugar, etc.—in short, everything that
has sugar and starch—and ate all kinds
of flesh, fish, and fowl that the family
made use of; also such fruits and vegetables
as were without starch. He says bis health
and strength are much improved ; also, that
after he had got settled ou his diet he has
never been hungry as he used to be, with a
gnawing sensation at the stomach, and his
lood always relishes. He has been trying
his experiment over a year.
The whole number of post-offices in the
Waited States is 28,878.
SAVANNAH, GA., WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1865.
THE GRAY SWAN.
HY ALICE CARRY.
"O tell me, sßtlor, tell me true.
Is my little lad, my Elihu,
A sailing with your ship ?’•
The sailor’s eyes were dim with dew—
* Your little lad, your Elihu?"
He said, with trembling lip—
What little lad ? what Slip ?"
What little lad? as if there could be •
Another such a one ai he t-
What little lad, do you say ?
Why, Elihu. that took to the sea.
The moment I put him off my knee ?
It was just the other day
, The Gray Swan sailed away. ’•
"The other day ?" the sailor's eyes
Stood open with a great surprise—
‘•The other day ? the Swan?"
His heart began in his heart rise.
"Ay, ay, sir, here in the cupboard lies
The jacket he had on.”
"And so your lad is gone ?’’
“Gone with the Swan. ” "And did she stand
With her anchor clutching hold of the sand
For a month, and never stir?”
"Why, to be sure! I’ve seen from the land.
Like a lover kissing his lady’s hand,
The wild sea kissing her—
A sight to remember, sir.”
“But, my good mother, do you know
All this was twenty years ago i
I stood on the Gray Swan’s deck,
And to that lad I saw you throw.
Taking It off; as it might be, so l
The kerchief from your neck."
"Ay, and he'll bring it. back 1"
“And did the little lawless lad
That has made you sick and made you sad,
Sail with the Gray Swan’a crew l"
“Lawlers! the man la going mad 1
The best boy ever mother had—
Be sure he sailed with the crew I
What would you have him do 1"
"And he has never written line,
Nor cent you word nor made you sign
To say he was alive ?"
"Hold I if ’twas wrong the wrong D mine;
Besides, he may be in the brine.
And could he write from the grave?
But, man I what would you have ?’’
“Gone twenty years—a long, long cruise—
’Twas wicked thus your love to abuse;
But if the lad still live.
And come back home, think you, you can
Forgive him ?’’ “Miserable man,
You’re mad as the sea—you rave—
What have I to forgive ?’’
. The sailor twitched his shirt so blue.
And from within his bosom drew
The kerchief. She wild:
“My God 1 my Father 1 Is it true?
My little lad, my Elihu !
My blessed boy, my child 1
My dead, my living child !"
[From the New Je.sey inues.]
How Old is Secession. —Secession being
now dead and buried, it may be well to in
quire as to the age of the monster. It was
not born in 1861, when the first shot was
'fired at the flag on Sumter. It was the
growth of years of South Carolina pro
siavery arrogance and aristocracy. A copy
of the Southern Standard, published iu
Charleston, dated April 13, 1852, precisely
niue years before that gun was fired in
Charleston harbor, was recently picked up
in that city. At its editorial head stands the
following collection of the sayings of prom
inent South Carolina politicians, to show
what was then the tenor of public opinion,
and how, at that early period, these men
were endeavoring to “tire the Southern
heart.” Peoplt who think it would be wise
and safe to pardon these secesh rebel leaders,
and keep them in the country, will do well
to consider that, thirteen years ago their
organ in Charleston announced th%iollowing
OUR PRINCIPLES. .
There Is one point on which there can be
no diversity of opinion in the South, among
those who are true to her, or who have made
up their minds not to be slaves; that is, if we
should be forced to choose between resistance
and submission, we should take resistance at
all hazards.— Calhoun.
To do that, concert of action must be ne
cessary, not to save the Union, for it would
be too late, but to save ourselves. Thus, in
my view, concert is the one thing needful.—
Submit! The-very sound curdles the blood
in my veins. But let us be united, and a tale
of submission shall never be told.— Cheves.
What is the remedy ? I answer, secession,
united secession of the slaveholding States,
or a large numher of them. Nothing else will
be wise—nothing else will be practicable.—
The contest is not between South Carolina
and the general government, but between the
slaveholding States and the balance of the
civilized world And for one State to sepa
rate from the rest is to weaken ourselves,
and enable the enemy to cut us off in detail.
— Do. Crook.
Then let South Carolina, as the vanguard,
halt, stand fast, and maintain her position,
skitmish with the enemy, and take advan
tage of the chapter of accidents, until the
body of the army—the balance of the slave
holding Stales—comes up withiu supporting
Stand upon your arms until you can
give a blow that will despatch your enemy.
No nation can rely on the forbearance of
others, and I would not allow the Palmetto
flag to float by sufferance only.— Butler.
We mßst concede to the other States what
we claim for ourselves—intelligence to un
derstand their rights, and courage to defend
them. And it b bad policy and bad taste to
assume that South Carolina alone has the
spirit and intelligence to defend and preserve
the common rights of all the Southern
South Carolina has been isolated within
the. Union by the arts of our enemies, and
we propose to complete and perpetuate that
isolation by drawing between her and the
other slaveholding States the deeply marked
lines of a separate national existence. This
seems to me to be a fatal error. — Barnwell.
A Wilmington (N. C ) paper says : Some
of our soldiers driving in the swamps back of
the town,have struck a mine from which Have
already been taken several hundred barrels
of turpentine and a quantity of rosin. The
superiority of those mines over the Pennsyl
vania oil wells is that the product here is
found in barrels all ready for market, the only
expense necessary in working them being the
cost of labor in rolling the barrels out. Furth
er explorations are being made.
Our Financial Status.— We have accomp
lished extraordinary things in this country
within the past four years, causing no little
astonishment in Europe. The way we dealt
with the stupendous rebellion and put it
down, the vast military resources which we
developed, the strength manifested by our
government when, under circumstances un
paralleled in this country, its elected head
was asssssmated, and yet the stream of gov
ernment Sowed on, without a ripple disturb
ing its surface,9ave the shadow of grief which
fell upon the land—all these events are be
yond the comprehension of the people of
Europe. But they have yet to witness the
most remarkable and novel of all the events
arising out of this war, and that is the capa
city of the country to pay the debt which the
war has created.
It is a notorious fact that no country in
Europe has ever paid its war debts. From
England, with its four thousand millions of
dollars of national debt, down tb the smal
lest Powers of Germany, they have never
been able to do more than pay the interest,
and that by heavy taxation on the people.
They have, on the contrary, been Increasing
but never paying off, their debt
But bow is it with U 9 ? The debt accumu
lated by the war of the Revolution and that
of 1812 was not only paid off in a few years,
but, in the time of Jackson, we had a surplus
of forty or fifty millions, which was distri
buted among the States for the purposes of
education, aud it was not until twenty years
had elapsed that the last State accepted its
quota The money had, In fact, almost to
be forced upon them. The debt incurred by
this war, now just concluded, immense as it
may be, will be paid off in a few years. The
generation now living will see it liquidated,
and without oppressing the people with taxa
tion to a greater extent than they feel the
taxation of to-day. We have borrowed noth
ing of foreign Powers, but have cairied on
the war entirely with our own resources—
have supplied our own fighting material aud
our own money, while foreigu nations were
supplying the enemy with all that was need
ed in the way of loans and munitions of war,
to be used against us. :
This is something in the history of great
wars which the world has never before ex
hibited, and it is only a country with such
boundless resources and such a free and firm
government that could accomplish it. Des
pite the severe struggle through which we
have passed our financial status to-day is
without example. —New York Herald.
Bride and Groom a Ckntuky Aoo. —To
begin with the lady: Her locks were strained
upwards over an immense cushion that sat
like an incubus on her bead, and plastered
over with pomatum, and then sprinkled over
with a shower of white powder. The height
of this tower was somewhat over a foot. One
single white rose-bud lay on its top like au
eagle on a haystack. Over her neck and bo
som was folded a lace handkerchief, fastened
in front by a bosom pin rather larger than a
dollar, containing your grandfather’s minia
ture set in virgin gold. Hei airy form was
braced up in a satin dress, the sleeves as tight
as the natural skin of the arm, with a wai9t
formed by a bodice, worn outside, from
whence the skirt flowed off,, aud was distend
ed at the top by an ample hoop. Shoes of
white kid, with peaked toes, and heels of two
or three inches’elevation, inclosed her feet,
and glittered with spangles, as her little pedal
members peeped curiously out.
Now for the swaiu : His hair wfis sleeked
back and plentifully befloured, while his
queue projected like the handle of a skillet.
His coat was a sky blue silk, lined with yel
low ; his long vest of white satin, embroider
ed with gold lace; his breeches of the*same
material, and tied at the knee with pink rib
bon. White silk stockings and pumps, with
laces, and ties of the same hue, completed
the habiliments of his nether limbs. Lace
ruffles clustered around his wrist, aud por
tentous frills worked in correspondence, and
bearing the miniature of his beloved, flnished
his truly genteel appearance.
The Emigration to Me xico.— The .papers
of Washington, Philadelphia and New York
have announcements of an extensive con
templated emigration to Mexico, where it
would appear, the Mexican government is
willing to give grants of land to such indus
trious meu as may develop the resources of
that country. Many people ate under the
impression that this is intended as a military
emigration ; but it by no meang follows that
it is so; nor do we see, under the circum
stances, that our government is called upon
to interfere with the voluntary change of
residence of any portion of our citizens not
carrying arms out of the country. * It is
probable that the emigrants will defend their
ranches and plantations when they settle
down in Mexico. It is quite natural that
they should do so, and it also must be
expected that they will adhere to and defend
those principles of government to which
they are attached. The English idea that
every man's home is his castle is one that
presents itself forcibly to every one who has
a castle to protect. The emigrants
ceive a home in Mexico will no doubt take
care of it.— N. Y. Herald.
Mr. Cobden’s Funeral. —Among the two
thousand persons that attended the funeral
of Richard Cobden, there was only one peer.
Our Minister, Mr. Adams, was present, as
Mr. Gladstone and other prominent members
of the House of Commons. Outside of Mr.
Cobden’s family, no one seemed to be so
moved by the sad rites as his life-long friend
and coadjutor, Mr Bright. At the solemn
words in the service, “Ashes to ashes—dust
to dust," iie burst into a paroxysm of grief,
Senator L S. Foster, the New Vice Presi
dent, was born in Franklin, New London
county, Conn., November 22, 1806, and is a
direct descendant of Miles Standish. He has
been a member ot the General Assemblv of
Connecticut, Speaker of the House, Mayor
of the city of Norwich, and United States
Senator, to which position he was elected in
and re-elected in 1860.
Dibn’t Know How to See. —A young
Englishwoman of 22, who had been blind
from infancy, recently had her sight restored
and when she wanted to tell what things
were sbe bad to shut her eyes feel of them.
(From the N-w York Herald lltb.j
THE MEXICAN EMIGRATION
The excitement respecting the new Mexi-;
can “emigration” movement seemed to be on
the increase yesterday. The headquarters of
Col. Wm. R. Allen, corner of Howard and
Crosby streets, were besieged throughout the
entire day with applicants eager to joiu in tho
movement, and hundreds of 9alwart men
registered their names on the enrollment
books. Among the applicants yesterday
were numbers of sailors and other persons
who have seen service in the United States
navy. The rush of discharged soldie.s and
army officers to join in the expedition was
perfectly surprising. The enrollment clerks
were kept busy, and if the enthusiasm that
has been excited continues much longer, it
will be necessary doubtless for Col. Allen to
establish branch offices in various parts of the
city. The success of this quiet appeal to the
American public, it is said, has astonished
the agents of President Juarez, who had no
idea when they commenced operations here
that the response would be so overwhelming.
Gen. Ortega, it is stated, expresses himself as
immensely satisfied over the manner in which
his plans are working, and apprehends no se
rious obstacles to the triumphal issue of the
GENERAL ORTEGA CALLED TO WASHINGTON.
It is not deemed prudent, however, to di
vulge the plan in all its details as yet, a
final agreement with the authorities at
Washington not having yet been arrived at.
General Ortega received a despatch yester
day from Washington, requesting his pres
ence in that city immediately, on important
business, The summons is believed io have
reference to the emigration scheme, and it is
rumored that our government desires to have
an explicit understanding with the Mexican
Minister and Geueral Ortega on tho subject.
The principal difficulty in tho way is the
supposed cession ot Sonora to France by
Maximilian. General Ortega will probably
not return to this city until the middle of
next week. -
THE LEADERS AND SYMPATHIZERS.
At the head of the military part of the e^-
S edition in this country up less a person than
[ajor General Rosecrans is mentioned. He
is said to be using all influence and Interest
in favor of the project, and promises to raise
twenty-five thousand men in the great West.
The intention is to proffer him the position'
of comraander-in-chief of the forces when
collected together on the plains of Souora.
Large sums of money have been contributed,
it is said, by wealthy American citizens in
tho West, and deposited in various banks at
Cincinnati, Chicago, 9t. Louis, and other
cities in that region. According as circum
stances may require, this money will be
drawn for the purpose of fitting out recruits
with clothing, arms, provisions, &c.
STEAMERS AND WAR VESSELS TO BE PURCHASED.
As soon as sufficient funds arrived from
Mexico it is the intention of General Ortega
to purchase four large merchant steamers for
transportation purposes, and a few sloops of
war lot use in shallow waters, as a protec
tion to the army. Two of the steamers will
be run on the Atlantic and two on the Paci
THE ROUTE OF THE EMIGRANTS
will not be by way of the sea cost. They
will enter the Mexican territory at Chihua
hua, and proceed thence to their destined
f ermanent quarters iu the district of Sonora,
t is a part of the plan of Ortega to have all
these emigrauts declared Mexicair citizens,
invested with all the privileges and immuni
ties of natives of the country, but freed from
the necessity of swearing off their allegiance
to the United States. This shrewd plan will,
of course, place it beyond the power of Max
imilian to treat the emigrants as pirates. Go
ing with the express wish of the constitution
al republican party in Mexico, the emigrants,
of course, cannot be held as mere adventur
ers and pirates any more than .Maximilian’s
party who went on the Invitation of the no
tables of Mexico.
RvTiier Late. —A “neutral” English
friendly contemporary made the following
remark in its issue for April 8: “The tatest
report is that She North and South are still
trying to arrange their differences diplomati
cally—the basis of the negotiations to be the
reconstruction of the Union, slavery abol
ished ; and if we might add to this report
another item which seems possible, a good
thrashing of the Federal armies before the
ghost is given up, and the Confederates at
length illustrate an bid saying that armies
may be ruined by their victories.
Wild Beasts in Algeria,.— I The Monlteur
Algerien gives a statistical account of the de
struction of wild beasts in French Africa for
which premiums have been paid within a
year:—Lions, lionesses and cubs, 21; panthers
62 ;.hyeneas, 87 ; jackalls, 1161: The prizes
given are: for lions, lionesses and grown
panthers, 40f. each; cubs, 15f.; full-grown
hyenas, 16f.; young one and jackals, If. 60c.
Baronets.— An English writeithu9 “comes
down” on these titled gentry: “You have no
prestige. ' Nobody cares for a baronet. If you
were a lord, with a seat in the Upper House,
that’s another thing. Yourorder would take
care of you. I believe there’s a fund for
poor lords. But a baronet! Gracious! the
things I have seen poor baronets drove to.
Some of them go on the stage for a time, till
the public are sick of-em. There is no place
for broken-down baronets under heaven!
and that's what you are unless ycu put that
paper in the fire.’’
As examples of the peculiar things found
in advertisements, take the announcement of
the wants of an affluent and pious elderly
lady who, desirous of having, a domestic
like-minded with herself, appeals to the pub
lic for a “groom to take ettarge ot two car
riage horns of a serious turn of mind." So
also the simple hearted innkeeper, who ad
vertises bis “limited charges and civility;’’
and the description given by a distracted
family of a runaway member, who consider
that they are affording valuable means for
his identification, by saying “Age not pre
cisely known—but looks older than he is.”
Parole of honor—oa a pay rolL
PRICE. 5 CENTS
ODDS AND ENDS.
As an example to modem people we pub
lish the fact that for more than twenty years
Dr. Geo. Fordyce, an eminent London phy
sician, took regularly at four, a pound and a
half of rump-steak, half a broiled chk-ker,
potatoes, a plate of fish, two pound? of bread,
a bottle of port, a quarter of a pint of brandy,
and a tankard of stroug ale, that satisfied the
doctor’s .moderate wants till four next day,
and regularly engaged one hour and a half of
bis time. Dinner over, he returned to his
borne, to deliver his six o’clock lecture on
anatomy and chemistry.
In Paris in 1854 there were 34,000,000 of
passengers who rode in 329 omnibuses. Ia
1804 the number of conveyances was increas
ed to 562, and the riders in them to 92,923,890.
Besides these Paris “ ’buses” are 48 others,
partly suburban and partly those vast cara
vans known as Americans, which travel on
tramways, and carry about as many passen
gers as a first-class line-of-battle-sbip; their
aggregate is 100,000,000 of passengers. Near
ly 10,000 horses are employed iu this busi
The Charterhouse Committee on the me
morials to Thackeray and Leach have agreed
to place in the cloisters near the chapel door
two- simplo marble monuments, with very
plain inscriptions, and to invest the remain
der of the sum subscribed, about three hun
dred pounds, in such a way as to produce
two annual prizes, one for drawing and the
other tor modern literature, to be given away
in Charterhouse School by public competi
All that we mean by love when we speak
of it and write of it—a blow glyen by the
defender to the defenceless crushes. A, wo
man may forgive deceit, treachery, deser
tion—even the preference given tb a rival.
She may foigivo them and forget them ; but
I do not think that a woman can forget a
blow. And as for forgiveness—it is not the
blow that she cannot forgive, but the mean
ness of spirit that made it possible.
Anew compass, arranged for registering
a ship's course at sea on lined and prepared
paper working on a cylinder by clockwork,
has just been patented in England. The
machine >is claimed to be the invention of
Commander Arthur of the British ship Ex
cellent, but it is unfortunate for Commander
Arthur’s claim for originality that Mr. Henry
Peverly,of Chelsea,Mass.,a worthy mechanic,
patented precisely the same machine in this
country some years ago, but whicn lias lain
neglected ever since.
The mammoth gun just completed at the
Fort Pitt Works, Pittsburg, is named Beel
zebub from its ability to give what General
Taylor gave the Mexicans. The bore ia 20
inches In diameter; depth of chamber, 14
feet 8 inches; weight, 93,851 lbs.; charge of
powder, 125 lbs.; weight of ball, 1080 lbs.
Anew opretta in Paris Is bewitching peo-*
pie, one scene of which represents the hero
on the top of the Column Vendome, from
which he is about to throw himself, wbsnau
“American Miss” appears, with whom he
Instantly falls in love, instead of falling from
the column, a far more agreeable end*, cer
tainly, and marries her.
One day, the philosopher Bliss found him
self in the same vessel with a crowd of tprry
scoundrels. A tempest came on; and in
stantly the whole band began to invoke the
succor of the gods. “Be qulet,you wretches,"
said the sage; “if the gods perceive that you
are here, we are gone I"
An Irish glazier was putting a pane of glass
into a window, when a groom, who waa
standing by, began loking him, telling him
to mind and put In plenty of putty. The
Irishman bore the banter for some time, but
at last silenced hia tormentor by, “Arrah
now, be off wid ye, or else I'll put a pain in
yer head widoul any putty I ”
It often amuses me, says Coleridge, to bear
men impute all their misfortunes to fbte, bad
luck, or destiny, whilst their success or good
fortune they ascribe to their own sagacity,
cleverness, or penetration. It seems to such
minds that light and darkness are one and
l lie same, concentrating from, and being part
of the same nature.
“As mad as a hatter” we always conceived
an odd saying, not understanding what parti
cular madness could bo traced to our friends
Bush, A. N. Cook or Abofn, and we are re
lieved to find it probably came from the
French saying “He reasons like a (buitre)
oyster,” aud, through similarity of sotjtnd,
“11 raisonne comma une buitre” became “As
mad ass hatter.”
The Monlteur Atgeerien gives a statistical
account of the destruction 'ot wild beasts in
the French African colony, for which pre
miums are paid by the government Lions,
lionesses, and cubs, 20; panthers, 62; hyenas,
87;iackalls, 1161. The prizes given are
tor lions, lionesses, and grown panthers, 40f.
each; cubs, 16f.; full-grown hyenas, 15f.;
young oner and jack alls, If. 60c.
The late Mrs Browning said rather shafrply,
in a letter to a friend, that so far as sbe could
see, modem thought in matters religious waa
developing two great classes of thinkers,
“those who tolerated everybody, because
they believed nothing, and those who tolerat
od nobody, because they . some
Two French pr iesis, during tbs winter, who
were oa their way to relieve a family buried
beneath the snow, were attacked by six
wolves. One of the priests climbed a tree,
the other faced them, killng two with his te
volver, when the rest fled.
At Nevada, the miners consider it a sub
stantial token of their approval to shower- a
favorite actress with coin, a token which the
actress never fails gracefully to accept. We
have known them to be less willing this Way
when coppers were thrown at them from this
galleries. 1 ; -
Among the most interesting marks of hu
man progress is a postal convention which
has lately been concluded, one between the
Italian government and that of the United
States, by which each country engages to
circulate gratuitously the correspondence of