oB EBT S. HOWARD,)
Editor and Publisher. (
y v j rt uc of an order of the Superior Court of
|hj. lC k>on county, Ga., passed at the August
I", isso, there will be sold, before the Court
,'jifoor in Jefferson, said county, during the
■Fi hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in De-
Ilsernext. the following property, to-wit: A
Ilot of land, situate in said county, within
f i mile of the town of Jefferson, bounded on
forth by the road leading from Jefferson to
| rrenceville. on the east by a branch dividing
I lot from lands of T. L. Ross. on the south bv
r“. 0 f J. E. Randolph, on the West by land of
I \. Ross, containing seven acres, more or
1 On said lot is a small framed cabbin. Al
| the same time and place, will be sold acer-
I] o t. situate in Jefferson, in said county, known
r lt)C Mcbester Hatter-Shop lot, adjoining the
I- m-rgrass store-house on the south, on the east
lot occupied by M. C. Few, on the west front
| street, on the north by lot occupied by M. C.
IV. containing one-fourth of an acre, more or
I On said lot is a good brick building and two
fjl wooden buildings. Said two lots sold as
| property of F. M. Bailey and J. L. Bailey, for
| ]Mirpose of dividing the proceeds. The sale to
[ ondncted by the undersigned Commissioners,
j minted by the Court for that purpose.
P. G. THOMPSON,
J. E. RANDOLPH,
J. A. B. MAHAFFEY,
Administrator s Sale.
BV virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary
of Jackson county, Ga., will be sold at pub
r out-cry, to the highest bidder, before the Court
louse door at Jefferson, in said county, within
ie legal hours of sale, on the first Tuesday in
teceinber, 1880, the following property, to-wit :
l Tract of land in said county whereon Samuel
, lirooks, deceased, formerly resided, lying on
waters of Pond Fork river, adjoining lands of
iliam Gritfeth. Charles T. Glenn and others,
ir the old Brooks mill place now owned by the
idGriffeth, said tract containing one hundred
1 eighty-five acres, more or less. All of said
md is in original forest and old field pine. The
ice is without improvements, but is located in
good neighborhood and has a considerable quan
y of good farming land on it in addition to any
[fount of fine timber, and an excellent water
wer, capable of running saw mill, gin and other
ichinery. The place will be shown to parties
siring to look over it by AY. Gritfeth, AY. L.
imlolph or Jesse Carter. Sold as the property
Samuel M. Brooks, late of said county, dec’d,
r the purpose of paying the expenses of admin
; ration and for distribution among the heirs-at
if of said deceased. Terms cash.
AV. L. GILMER, Adm’r
of the estate of Samuel M. Brooks, dec’d.
HiRKEABLY to an order of the Honorable
A Court of Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga.,
nil be sold at public out-cry, to the highest bid
j r. before the Court House door at Jefferson, in
aid county, during the legal hours of sale, on the
- t l\>v..-Jay in December, 1880, the following
Mpettv, to-wit: A tract of land lying in the
unities of Jackson and AValton, on the south
do of Barber's creek, containing one hundred
bos, more or less, originally granted to Maraby.
v 1 land is located in a pleasant community in
neighborhood of Jug Tavern, and has upon it
isplendid dwelling house nearly completed in
od workman style, one tenant house, new gar
!i and splendid young orchard, stables and corn
ribs and very good lumber house: some thirty
•thirty-five acres of the place fresh cleared land
nder a good fence, and the balance in original
rest timber. Said place the one whereon the
tie Mrs. Caroline Cosby resided at the time of
r death. Sold as the property of Mrs. Frances
aniline Cosby, late of said county of Jackson,
ceased, for the purpose of paying the debts and
b distribution among the heirs-at-law of said de
mised. Terms cash.
AVI ELI AM P. COSBY, Adm'r
on the estate of Frances C. Cosby, dec’d.
Jackson Sheriff’s Sale.
W r ILL be sold, on the first Tuesdaj r in Decem
ber next, before the Court House door in
i town of Jefferson, Jackson county, Ga., with
tho legal hours of sale, the following property,
| -wit : Fifty acres of land, more or less, on the
iters of North Oconee river in said county, ad
ding lands of W. C. I’otts. C. W. Hood’s mill
'lit and the homestead exemption of James 11.
mis, being the place whereon James 11. Burns
"■resides. On said land is a good two-story
'lined house with eight rooms and four chimneys,
• od kitchen and other out-buildings; about tif
pen acres in cultivation, the remainder in old
elds and forest; said lands lying within one
wth of a mile of what is known as the Burns
v'ill. Levied on as the property of James H.
irns. by virtue of and to satisfy a ii. fa. issued
'°m the Superior Court of said county in favor of
din X. Montgomery and Rufus Maroney. Exec
utors of Robert XV. Prewitt, dec’d, vs. said J. 11.
Jurns. Fi. fa. now controlled by I). J. Chandler,
property pointed out by plaintiff’s attorney, M.
Fittman. Written notice served on J. H.
; !Irns . defendant in fi. fa. and tenant in posses-
Sl °n, as the law directs.
T. A. McELIIANNON, Sh’ff.
Jackson Sheriff’s Sale.
\V ILL be sold, at public out-cry, to the highest
' bidder, on the first Tuesday in December
V before the Court House door in the town of
itterson, Jackson county, Ga., within the legal
' urs ol sale, the following property, to-wit:
'>' tract or parcel of land, containing sixty-five
ll ’ res < more or less, lying in said county, and
’Wn as the place whereon Thomas Dalton re
' ’'‘ iat the time of his death. Twenty-five acres
; ll ‘ woods, the remainder in cultivation and
of it in bottom land. There is also a
""1 dwelling and out-buildings. All situated on
T Jefferson and Lawrcnceville road, and adjoin
lands of James B. Lyle, George Moon and
li. i Crs ‘ Levied on as the property of Thomas
,l j on late of said county, to satisfy a fi. fa. is
u'l from the Justice Court of the 243d District,
• -L. of Jackson county, in favor of D. R. Lyle
'• lhomas Dalton. Property pointed out by the
: aiiu 'i] in fi. f a . Levy made and returned to me
; 1 X. McMillan, L. C. Notice given to the
‘-Hants in possession as the law directs.
T. A. McELIIANNON, Sh’ff J. C.
hcreas, ('. F. Holiday, Administrator on the
( ' tate °f t. M. Holiday, late of said county, dc
applies for leave to sell the land and real
l belonging to the estate of said dec’d—
- bis is to cite all concerned, kindred and cred
: to show cause, if any they can, at the regu
-4r term of the Court of Ordinary of said county,
1 bie first Monday in December, 18S0. why said
should not he granted the applicant.
'oven under my official signature, Oct. 23d,
11. W. BELL, Ord'y.
Q-HhKGLI, Jackson County.
r '' hereas. G. R. Duke applies to me, in proper
■‘Jii. for Letters of Administration on the estate
L- J. Daniel, late of said county, dec'd —
. lllls is to cite all concerned, kindred and cred
.l.ors' to show cause, if any they can, on the first
:J 0n( Jay in December. 18S0, at the regular term of
e Lourt of Ordinary of said county’, why said
'-ers should not be granted.
,|Vcn under my official signature, Nov. 3d,
v>) - 11. W. BELL. Ord y.
PURSUANT to the last will and testament of
Daniel AA heeler, late of Jackson county, Ga..
dec’d, will be sold, within the legal hours of sale,
before the Court House door in said county, on
the first Tuesday in December next, the follow
ing property, to-wit: One tract of land lying in
said county, on Graverly creek, one mile north of
the Hurrican Shoals, and within two miles of the
North Eastern Rail Road, adjoining lands of Da
vid Gilleland, Alsa Moore, King and others; the
place whereon Daniel Wheeler resided at the time
of his death, containing two hundred and eighty
five acres, more or less. On said tract are rea
sonably good buildings—dwelling house, tenant’s
houses, &c. About eighty acres in cultivation,
balance of said land in original forests and old
pine fields; twenty acres good bottom land, most
ly in cultivation. Sold for the purpose of making
distribution among the heirs of said dec’d. Terms
cash. J. C. AA'HEELER, Adm’r
de bonis non, witli will annexed, of Dan'l AVheeler,
Jackson Sheriff’s Sale.
WILL be sold, before the Court Housedoorin
the town of Jefferson. Jackson county, Ga.,
at public out-cry, to the highest bidder, on the
first Tuesday in December next, within the legal
hours of sale, the following described property,
to-wit : One tract of land, containing twenty-five
acres, more or less, lying in said county, on the
the waters of Turkey creek, about one mile below
Jackson’s mill, and adjoining lands of McDonald,
Davis and others, and known as the place where
R. C. AVilhite lived. About fifteen acres in culti
vation. There is a good mill house and dam on
the place; also, a good framed dwelling and out
buildings and good orchard. Levied on as the
property of R. C. AYhilhite, to satisfy a fi. fa. is
sued from Jackson Superior Court in favor of C.
AV. Hood. Property pointed out by plaintiff, and
notice given to J. Foster Daniel, tenant in posses
sion, as the law directs.
T. A. McELHANNON, Sh’ff J. C.
I\Y virtue of an order of the Honorable Court of
) Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga., will be
sold at public out-cry, to the highest bidder, be
fore the Court House door at Jefferson, in said
county and State, within the legal hours of sale,
on the first Tuesday in December next, the fol
lowing lots of land, belonging to the estate of
Bailey Chandler, deceased, to-wit: One lot of
land, containing two hundred acres, more or less,
known as the home place, whereon the deceased
resided at the time of his death. Also, one lot of
land containing one hundred twenty-four acres,
more or less, known .as the AValls tract. Sold for
the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms
cash. J. AV. 11. HAMILTON,
T. K. SMITH,
Administrator and Administratrix Sale.
AGREEABLY to an order from the Court of
Ordinary of Jackson county, Ga., there will
be sold before the Court House door, in the town
of Jefferson, said county, on the first Tuesday in
December next, during the legal hours of sale,
the following described property, to-wit: One
tract of land, containing one hundred and sixty
acres, more or less, on the waters of the South
Oconee river, adjoining lands .of C. AY. Finch, J.
AV. AVood and Dr. Mathew Doster. About forty
acres in good state of cultivation, balance original
forest and old field pine. One tenant house on
the placed Sold as the property of Pendergrass
& Hancock, for the purpose of distribution among
the heirs. Terms cash.
J. B. PENDERGRASS,
Adm’r of N. 11. Pendergrass, deceased.
SALLIE S. HANCOCK,
Adm’x of R. J. Hancock, deceased.
AA'hercas, the Road Commissioners appointed
by me, under petition tiled in this office, to review,
mark out and report upon the public utility of
establishing the road in said county commencing
near J. D. Nichols, on the Athens and Clarkes
ville road, and running thence to the Hurricane
Shoals, as one of the public roads of the county,
having made their report in favor of establishing
said road as a public road—
This is to cite all concerned that, unless good
cause to the contrary is shown on or before Tues
day. the 23d day of November next, an order will
be finally granted establishing said road as one of
the public roads of Jackson county.
Given under my official signature, this October
22d, 18S0. 11. AA'. BELL, Ord’y.
HOISGIA, .la(‘ksou County.
Whereas, John W. Glenn makes application, in
proper form, for Letters of Administration, de
bonis non, with will annexed, on the estate of
James Glenn, late of said count}', dec’d—
This is to cite, all persons concerned, kindred
and creditors, to show cause, if any, at the regu
ular term of the Court of Ordinary of said county,
on the first Monday in December, ISSO, why said
letters should not be granted the applicant.
Given under my official signature, November
3d, 1880. H. W. BELL, Ord’y.
Andy Orr, colored, has applied for exemption
of personalty and setting apart and valuation of
the same ; and 1 will pass upon the same at 10
o'clock A. M.. on the loth day of November, ISBO.
at my office. 11. \V . BELL, Ord’y.
Notice to Debtors S' Creditors.
ALL persons who are indebted to the estate of
the late E. 11. Borders, deceased,. arc re
quested to come forward and make immediate
payment. Also, all persons who hold any de
mands against said estate are requested to present
their claims, properly made out, to the under
signed. Parties interested will please take no
tice. E. A. BORDERS,
oct 22 Adm’x of E. 11. Borders, dec'd.
J. R. COKER,
Agent for Jackson and Madison Counties.
I XVILL visit the farmers of the above named
counties as rapidly as possible, and exhibit
my machine, which 1* guarantee to be the best and
cheapest on the market.
oct 29 J. R- COKER, Agent.
We have a number of the celebrated XX aterbury
XVatches, which we are enabled to dispose of at a
small advance on the manufacturer’s prices, thus
saving the profits of jobbers and retailers. They
are full size, excellent time-keepers, stem-win
ders, handsome in appearance and very durable,
and from every place in which one is sold, orders
for from six to a hundred and upwards follow.
They retail at from $lO to sls each. Sample
watches will he sent by mail, registered, on re
ceipt of $5. We refer with pleasure to the Pub
lishers of this paper, with whom we do business.
MERCHANTS ADVERTISING AGENCY,
oct 29 52 Broadway, New York.
JEFFERSON, JACKSON COUNTY, GA., FRIDAY. NOYEAIBEK If). 18S0.
[From the Atlanta Constitution.
A Unique Trade and Its Secrets-—An Invest
ment in Canaries—A Queer Bill of La
din y—A Fortune Made in Birds —
The Strange Things of Land and
Sea Exhit)ited to Admiring
Atlanta, Ga., September 16.—One day I
was walking down Chatham street, New York,
when my steps were arrested by a queer
sound, proceeding from a store. It was a
sort of chirping tumult, as if all the birds in
the world had met in a debating society,
I had little difficulty in finding the door
from whence the chopped volume of music
issued. It was, I believe. No. 55, a handsome
front and a large store. I sauntered to the
door and looked in, and saw a sight that I do
not think can be duplicated in America. On
each side of the store the walls were lined
with bird-cages, from top to bottom. The
groundwork was of canaries, and there must
have 1 een thousands of these yellow tufts of
fuss and feathers. Underneath the swarming
tiers of canaries were large compartments, in
which were pheasants, cranes and every rare
bird, sacred or profane, that I ever heard of.
On the higher shelves were smaller song
birds and show-birds, from inane love-birds
or whistling finches, up to the hoariest and
hoarsest of parrots.
In the midst of this wilderness of cages, a
shortish man, evidently of Teutonic build,
was walking leisurely. As he saw me, he
turned and came forward with that easy,
pleasant grace common to well-bred city men.
I saw at a glance that he was of the best type
of Germans—hearty, self-poised, intelligent
and cordial. llis face was clear, thoughtful
and strong —the face of a man who lias seen
the world, has fought it, and whipped it. I
am thus special in describing him because I
found him one of the most agreeable and eu
tertaining men I ever mot—engaged in the
most unique business, and the Napoleon of
I don’t know how I came to know so much
of him so soon, except that he displayed that
engaging frankness that the traveled man
shows to the inquisitive provincial. At any
rate, I discovered after an hour’s chat that I
was talking to Henry Reiche, of the firm of
Reiche & Bro., dealers in birds and wild ani
mals. This firm is famous the world over,
and stands without competitors. In the name
of this firm, there are organized bands of
hunters in all parts of Asia and Africa en
gaged in capturing elephants, lions, tigers,
etc., for shipment to the branch house in
H amburgh. From this point the animals are
supplied to England and the continent and
shipped to America. All wild animals that
fill the menageries and parks of this conti
nent, came through the bright-eyed German
with whom I spent thafivdelighlful day.
11 is history is full of mterest.
In 1844 or ’45 Charlesrand Henry Reiche,
two young Germans, having little else than
the practical education that seems to be
natural to young Germans, were bird ped
dlers in New York. They went about from
street to street selling birds from stands.
Their trade was principally in canaries, which
they had sent over from Germany, where
they cost only ten or twelve cents each.
They did a pretty fair business up to 1862,
when they made a daring stroke that made
them a fortune and established the enormous
business they now control. At that time
California was in the flush of gold-finding.
Gold was plentiful there but luxuries few.
There was no transcontinental road and the
Isthmus route was tedious and costly. Young
Reiche knowing that canaries were unknown
there, and believing they would become the
rage when once seen, determined to carry
over a cargo. He therefore got 3,000 of the
yellow fellows together and packing them in
little cages started for the Isthmus. Arriv
ing at Cartagena, he had his birds carried
across to Panama bay by natives and caught
a ship there and soon reached San Francisco.
He was late in reaching the ship, and the
captain was about to sail without him, but
seeing his boats filled with covered boxes,
thought it was belated mad matter. AYhen
Reiche drew near, the captain hailed him and
asked him what he had.
“Canary birds,” replied Reiche.
“Canary birds be d—d !” shouted the cap
tain. “If I’d known it was birds, I’d a left
you long ago.”
Reiche’s first idea of the flush tide he was
to ride was caught from a homesick English
man, who hearing the whistle of a bull-finch,
that had been accidentally put in with the
canaries, offered to pay the expenses of the
entire cargo for that finch. As this amounted
to $283 Reiche saw that he had struck a rich
lead, and lie put the price of canaries at $25
each. They did become the rage. Hotels,
saloons, private residences, all must have a
canary. The little yellow birds made a craze
like the tuiip mania. The price soon went
up to SSO and the cargo was soon sold. Reiclie
returned to New York a rich man.
About this time the menagerie became an
American institution. The “ moral” show
went abroad through the land, and there was
a demand for Asiatic African animals. For
years Hamburgh, in Germany, had been a sort
of depot at which such animals were gathered
by incoming ships from the tropics. Reiche
conceived the idea of establishing a house
there and supplying it steadil}' with all sorts
of beasts to be captured by bands of hunters
working under his direction in the deserts
and jungles. Up to that time the supply at
Hamburgh had been casual, depending on
what sailors or ship captains might bring over.
Mr. Reiclie went into Africa and Asia, and
found that his best method was to depend
upon native hunters, acting under order of
their sheikh and directed by a few white man
of courage'and address. His system was
soon so organized that his beast depot at Ham
burgh become the largest in the world. It
was supplied constantly with all sorts of
captures, from tiny antelopes up to elephants,
running through all the gamut from leopard
to rhinoceros. From Hamburgh he now
supplies the most of the parks and gardens of
Europe, and ships heavily to Americ.i. He
imports every wild animal sold in this country,
and keeps a “ large and assorted stock on
hand.” Nine-lc uths of the animals in Central
FOR THE PEOPLE.
Park, New York, and a large proportion of
those in other parks are his property. When
he receives a consignment of lions or hip
popotorai, or a few rhinoceri and giraffes are
billed to him, he places them in Central Park,
where they await a purchase. He keeps in
his store only a few of the smaller animals—
and even the aviary in Central Park is stocked
with his birds. He considers twenty lions a
good average stock, with probably as many
tigers, a dozen elephants, four rhinoceri (or
rhinocerosses) and other beasts in proportion.
The most expensive animal he deals in is
the hippopotamus. A good hippopotamus is
worth (to a man who wants him) from $lO,-
000 to $12,000. They must be captured when
they are young, and raised on goat’s milk.
A caravan of hunters returning across the
deserts with captured animals is a strange
sight. About one thousand goats are brought
with the caravan to furnish milk for the
antelopes, hippopots and other milk drinkers.
As the goats cease giving milk they are killed
and fed to the flesh eaters. The animals arc
carried in bamboo cages, rigged with ropes
and slung across the backs of camels. From
the coast they are shipped to Hamburgh, where
Mr. Charles Reiche receives them, and thence
they are distributed according to demand.
Elephants are captured when young, and
usually by driving them into immense traps
that converge rapidly until the beasts arc
cribbed into reach of ropes. A fine elephant
will bring from SI,OOO to $5,000. Of course,
the price of animals varies with the demand.
You must get a man that wants a beast be
fore you can get any price fur him—then the
price depends upon how much he wants him.
“You see,” said Air. Reiche, smiling, “ you
wouldn't give ten dollars for that lion there
(for we had now drifted to Central Park) for
your own use, and yet ho is worth $2,500.”
A good companionable tiger can be bought
for $1,200, and a nice leopard is worth about
S4OO. Monkeys sell in the bunch by the
dozen at about S3O each, and a rhinoceros
brings about $3,000. A giraffe is very ex
pensive and very delicate, and a zebra striped
up to the regulation of ninety-nine and one
is worth about SI,OOO. GirafFe-i die of in
digestion, the rhinoceros, despite his heavy
overcoat, is a frequent victim to consumption,
and the monkey dies of emotional languor.
The depot for sea lions is San Francisco,
where a man named Mullett superintends.
Thoy are taken on the South California coast,
and bring about S4OO each. Polar bears come
from the Arctics, and are worth about $2,000.
They are kept in deep caves, that are damp
and sunless, or in dens set in ice and with
huge blocks of ice dripping from the top.
The point at which Air. Reiche buys them is
Hamburgh, very few beingtaken in onr arctics.
The snake trade is one of the the important
departments. The headquarters for snakes
is Para, in Central America, though of course
the boa comes from the Nile and the ana
conda from Africa. There are various depots
for rare fish, and Air. Reiche is an enthusiast
on this subject, being owner of the New York
Aquarium. The bright-colored fishes come
from the tropical waters and the dull-colored
ones from Arctic stations. The ostrich has
less sense than any land animal, and yet is
worth SI,OOO. They are caught when young.
Birds come from all quarters. The most ex
pensive is the bird of paradise, which sells
for S2OO to SSOO. according to plumage. Par
rots, paroquets and monkies are brought in
great numbers by sailors who come in on
The principal shipping points are Alexan
dria, in Egypt, and Ceylon, off southern In
dia. At the first point the animals from the
Nile region and the heart of Africa are col
leeted ; at the later the tigers and lions from
the jungles of India. The bed of the Nile is
the best hunting ground, as it has been for
years. Almost every wild beast of the trop
ics may be found there and in fine sam
ple. The African elephants are the smallest
and most stupid, but otherwise the beast 9
from Africa are large and vigorous.
The amount of business done by Mr. Reiclie
is wonderful. His standing order for cana
ries is 10.000 birds a week. These are im
ported from Germany and sent all over the
continent. He has an agent in Savannah
and lias sent shipments to Atlanta. Fre
quently lie receives $50,000 worth of animals
in one manifest. There is a growing de
mand from circuses and menageries and zo
ological gardens all over the country. No
circus now travels without its menagerie, and
no park is complete without its zoological
department. There is a large'sale for rare
birds and antelopes for private parks and
grounds. Mr. Vanderbilt once gave SSOO
for a bird of paradise. A large number of
parrots are sold and trained to talk and sing,
a good talker being worth SIOO S2OO. The
supply of all b'rds and animals must lie kept
up by importation, as few of thorn breed in
captivity. Lions and tigers are about the
only animals or birds that breed in captivity
and they bring only such ragged and puny
cubs that they are not salable. The grow
ing demand, therefore, and the losses by
death must be supplied by fresli captures and
importations. Consequently Mr. Reiche's
hunters are kept busy and his ships are al
ways coming in. Frequently he receives a
special order from some circus or park for a
certain animal. This order is at once dis
patched through various agents until it reach
es the hunters, who organize a special expe
dition and capture it. A pair of hippopota
mi are now being brought over for a circus
at a cost of about $20,000.
A large business is done in exporting
American animals. This business, as well
as the importing, is controlled by Mr.Reiche.
The grizzly bear is the typical American
beast, and is always in demand for European
buyers. The buffalo, moose, elk, caribon,
are the larger animals exported most heavily,
they being American type. The opossum,
the gray squirrel, the red fox. the hedgehog,
are the most popular of the smaller animals,
while the puma is in great demand as anew
type. The mocking bird is a great favorite
among the birds, and Mr. Reiclie has men
who search the southern forests for them an
nually. The red headed woodpecker is ex
ported heavily as a show bird, and the rob
in is esteemed in English parks as a quiet
but handsome fellow. There is a very large
profit on the exchange. Air. Reiche once
bought a pair of fine cranes in Sehobarie. N.
Y.. to fill an English order—giving $25 for
them and receiving S4OO. There is an in
teresting story connected with the famous
London Show elephants, showing some of
the points of the animal trade. A Mr. Kel
ly, a banker who drifted into the show busi
ness, by a mortgage on the VanAmburgli
menagerie, sent out a ship to Ceylon. lie
loaded it with a number of Yankee houses,
already for putting together. He had the
sashes, doors, locks and everything complete.
Arriving at Ceylon he sold the houses at enor
mous profit, ballasted his ship with coffee,
and put 13 elephants and a lots of animals
above. He made $30,000 clear money by
the trip, and had his elephants clear. Of
this herd, five were trained for the London
Show, and one of them, “ Baby,” is the moth
er of the first elephant in captivity.
Of course Air. Reiche has amassed a huge
fortune in his unique trade. He is more
than a millionaire, and is certainly growing
richer. He has a superb residence at Ber
gen. New Jersey, where he is surrounded by
every luxury that taste and money can com
mand. The house is fine, and appointed with
that admirable admixture of elegance and
comfort that the best Germans understand
so well. The grounds are noble aud arc fill
ed with handsome statuary an 1 living birds,
antelopes, etc. lie insisted with cordiality
that I could not resist, that I visit his house.
A more delightful home 1 never saw. I met
iiis son, Herman Reiche, a scholarly young
fellow, a graduate of the best colleges, and a
man of charming manners. At this house,
which might stand as a type of the Ameri
can home, Air. Reiche spends his day with
his family, quiently and happily—managing
his vast business easily and accurately—a
liberal, intelligent, highly esteemed citizen.
As I left his house for a return to the city,
closing a day that had been full of surprise
and enjoyment, I smiled as I returned Her
man Reiche’s courteous salutation, and look
ing at his slender figure I wondered if he was
not the only young fellow in America, who
could go to his father and say :
“ I notice that our stock of tigers is low,
and the giraffes are entirely out. You'd bet
ter order anew supply of hippopotami, and
have about six polar bears sent over. I
think we'll have a lively' demand for rhinoc
eri this season and I'd be sure to have enough
ordered. Here's the bill of lading for those
elephants from Alexandria, and there's four
teen lions, three boxes of snal es and two
Bengals at the wharf for us now. I've ship
ped those grizzlies and panthers, but can’t
fill the order for the buffalo and woodpeck
ers.” H. W. G.
Just the Thing.
And now the season is approaching when
the earth shall be tilled with questionings ;
and secret communings and councils shall,
in appearance at least, divide each family
against itself. For while the younger gener
ation is conjecturing, with aspirations in vari
ous directions, What shall we receive ? the
elder is deliberating, with anxiety born of
responsibility, the no less important ques
tion. What shall we give? While one enam
ored swain powders within himself whether a
ring should seem too pointed an offering to
his fair, another studies whether a locket will
be sufficient evidence of the desperation of
his state of mind. Young ladies lay cun
ning plans to obtain possession of cast off
boots and shoes, wherefrom the measurements
for slippers may be taken ; and wife and
children invent snares for paterfamilias, to
induce him to express, unthinkingly, his pre
ference for a moustache cup. or a set of shav
ing tools, or a warm and cozv dressing gown.
Even that hardened miscreant, the old bach
elor, becomes sensible of strange movements
in the oseous formation which he terms his
heart, and mutters uncomfortably to himself
that he supposes Lizzie’s or Tom's young one
will be expecting something from him.
The wisest of hooks declares it to be more
blessed to give than to receive ; and really,
when one comes to think of it, it decidedly
should be so. For to find the right thing to
give—to discover the precise article whose
moral shape shall adapt itself alike to the
taste of the recipient, the purse of the donor,
and the conventionalities of society—is a la
bor so great that indeed it deserves an ex
ceeding great reward. The range of articles
is so vast —the points to he considered so
numerous—that it is no wonder the intend
ing giver often sits down in despair, and pit
eously exclaims: ‘ I don't know what to
But for every evil there comes in good time
a remedy. A great New York house, whose
special business is to minister to the wants
of humanity, has hit upon the happy device
of arranging the different articles suitable for
gifts to all classes and conditions of men.
women and children, each under its proper
heading; and of publishing a complete series
of illustrations, descriptions, and prices of
the same. Some idea of the magnitude of
this work may be gathered from the fact that
it occupies 96 large quarto pages, most of
which are positively crammed with illustra
tions and descriptions. With a work of this
kind one can sit down and examine at leis
j nre the whole range of possible gifts of every
' kind ; and can select a present for the one
he delights to honor, without the haunting
fear that to-morrow, when too late, lie will be
sure to see something that would have been
more suitable. Or, if it be desired to learn
the special longings of any individual, it will
be only necessary to leave this hook on the
sitting room table, and to be guided by the
encomiums passed upon any particular arti
cle by the individual in question.
And even to one who has no present in
contemplation, there is no lack of interest in
a work of this kind ; for in no direction is
more ingenuity exercised than in the pro
duction of Christmasgifts. Here for instance
is a lifelike image of a bird upon a perch.
Attached to it is a flexible artificial windpipe
into which when the performer blows, the
bird opens his beak, and pours forth a flood of
melody jthat would make the heart of a canary
ache with envy. And this for a single dol
lar! Or here again is a ferocious looking
bull dog hungrily seated on his haunches.
S TERMS, $1.50 PER ANNUM.
( SI.OO For Six Months.
The youth fa 1 proprietor invites an older friend
to place a coin upon the dog’s nose— : when
hey ! presto ! the coin is flung into the air #
the mouth gapes expectant, and
“ Before a man hath power to say. Behold!
The jaws of darkness have devoured it up.”
Is a lady fond of fancy work? Behold an
assortment of designs, commenced suffleient
|ly to show the stitch and pattern, and sent
with all materials for finishing on receipt of
price. Or longs her soul for personal adorn
ments? On their proper pages she may see
the veriest love of bonnets, the latest things
in jewelry, the last stvle in dress: nay, even
the proverbial rainy days is provided for, and
an assortment of umbrellas figures in its
place. Are the younger members of a fami
ly seeking presents for its heads? Let them
look at these silver tea-sets at all prices,
these dinner services of French china, these'
jardinieres, and cofreccups, and shaving sets,
and walking canes—a never ending catalogue
of things that mama and papa will delight to
possess. And as for the children—Heaven
bless ’em—our columns are too short to con
vey a bare idea of the wealth of good things
described for their delection. Page after
page the record runs, as though it would nev
er end ; and Jennie and Harry must be hard
indeed to satisfy, if from among the long dis--
play of dolls, and doll houses, and picturo
books, and skates, and cows that low, and
steam engines that do real work, and silver
forks and spoons, and magical tricks, and
Christmans tree ornaments, and candies, and
goodness knows what else, they fail to find
the very things their hearts desire.
And for this wondrous book how much?
\\ hy, only fifteen cents. It is the winter num
her of the Fashion Quarterly, and Khrieh
Brothers, of Eighth Avenue, New York, are
the enterprising publishers who offer it to an
A Franco-German Romance.
During the Franco-German war a man'
named Teule was captured by the Prussians
and taken to Germany, but on the way ho
attempted to escape, and ir. so doing nearly
killed a sentry, and was sentenced to be shot.
By a mistake of the jailers, however, Teule
was placed in the cell of a prisoner con
demned to ten years’ cofinnement in a fort
ress, and this latter was led out and shot in
error. When Teule comprehended the mis
take that had been made, he resolved to
leave the authorities 1n their error, and ab
stained from writing to his family in France.
Meanwhile his wife and father tirade inqui
ries at the War Office, and were informed
that Teule had been shot for assaulting a
German sentry. On the strength of this his
wife married again, and has a child 3 years
old. Nothing was wanted to make tho con
fusion complete but tne return of Teule to
his native village, which took place a few
days since, and he was of course received
by his wife as one returned from the grave,
lie had gone through tho remainder of his
ten years’ confinement and left Germany
without arousing suspicion as to his identity..
—New York Sun.
How Watches are Made-
It will be apparent to any one. who will
examine a SOLID GOLD' WATCH, that
aside from the necessary thickness for en
graving and polishing, a large proportion of
the precious metal used, is needed only to.
stiffen and hold the engraved portions in
place, and supply the necessary solidity and
strength. The surplus gold is actually need
less so far as utility and beauty are con
cerned. IN JAMES BOSS’ ' PATENT
GOLD WATCII CASES, this waste of pre-.
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lidity and STRENGTH produced at from one
third to one-half of the usual cost of solid,
cases. This process is of the most simple
nature, as follows: a plate of nickle compo
sition metal, especially adapted to the pur
pose, has two plate s of solid gold soldered
one on each side. The three are t hen passed
between polished steel rollers, and the re-,
suit is a strip of heavy plated composition,,
from which the cases, backs, centres, bevels,
&t\. are cut and shaped by suitable dies and
formers. The gold in these ceases is suffi
ciently thick to admit of all kinds of chasing,
engraving and enamelling; the engraved
cases have been carried until worn perfectly
smooth by time and use without removing
THIS IS THE ONLY CASE MADE
WITH TWO PLATES OF SOLID GOLD,'
AND WARRANTED BY SPECIAL CER
For sale by all Jewelers. Ask for Illus-.
trated-Catalogues, and to see warrant.
The French Government, or somebody nn-_
der government auspices, has been to the,
trouble of making a calculation of the cost of•
the Franco German war. An official state-,
ment has accordingly been published, which,
puts the total expenses and loss of revenues,
to France arising from the war at 13,939,000,-.
000 francs, or about §2,787,800,000. This is
what France has had to pay because the per-,
son whom Victor Hugo lias always persisted)
in calling M. Bonaparte was not satisfied)
with the withdrawal of the Ilohenxollern can
didate for the throne of Spain, but undertook
to bully the then King of Prussia, and tha
now Emperor of German}', into promising
that under no circumstances in the future
should a member of the Ilohenzollern family
become a candidate for the throne of Spain.
The King refused to be bullied, and a cry of
"On to Berlin” was set up. and the French
army was started on the road to Berlin. Tha
French did not get to Beilin, however, but
the Germans did get to Paris, and the upshot
of the whole business was the downfall of tha
empire, the bitter humiliation of France, and
an out-and-out material loss to the Frencty
nation of §2,787.800.000. Rather an exocq
sive game of brag that.
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