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lb* roiLUHED XTXRT THURSDAY MORNWO. WM. BEADFOED, Editor. T1BMB OF SUBSGBIPOTOBT: I Copy, one year - - - - “ l A six months - “ ♦*? II •' one year ----- TERMS—Cash In Advance. Address, ADVERTISER PUBLISHING CO., CBDASTOim, GA Cedartown Advertiser. OLD SERIES—VOL. VI. NO. 20. CEDARTOWN, GA., JULY 31, 1879. NEW SERIES—VOL. I. NO. 33. ^dvextm. ADVERTISING RATES. SPACE. 1 w. 1 m.|S m. « m. l J- l Inch $1 (*) £2 60 J |5 0(1 $ 800 2 Incites 1 60 3 00| 7 50 12 00 18 00 ■< inches t 0J 3 60 1000 ’.5 00 25 00 % column 400 6 00115 00 20 00 40 00 £ conunn 6 i*> 7 50 25 00 40 00 65 00 1.0.11 inn 10 00 W (»0140 00 65 00 100 00 LOCAL NOTICES—Ten cents per line for one Insertion. For two or more insertions, Eve cents per line each insertion. MARRIAGE AND DEATH NOTICES—Ab mat ter of news, published tree. OBITUARY NOTICES—Charged at half rates. “JUST 8KTY-TW0 ” ‘ Just sixty-two ! Then trim thy light, And get thy jewels all re-set ; * ’Tia past meridian, bat bright, And lacks cne hoar of sanset yet. At sixty-two Be strong and true ; Clear off thy rust and shine anew. * ‘ ‘Tis yet high time—thy staff resume. And fight fresh battles for the troth ; For what is age but youth’s full bloom— • |A riper, more transcendent yout.i ? r i A wedge of gold Is never old ; Streams broader grow as downward rolled. “At s xty-two life is begun ; At seventy-three begin once more. Fly drifter as you near the sun, And brighter shine at eighty-four ! At ninety-five shouldst thou arrive, Still wa.t on God, and work and thrive. “Keep thy locks wet wifi morning dew, And freely let thy graces flow ; For life well spent is ever new. And years annointed ever grow. s So work away, Be young for aye ! rom sunset breaking unto day.” A Second Trial. It was Commencement at < - College. I meant to show the intense sympathy I felt; but she did not see me. Her eyes, swimming with tears, were on her brother’s face. I put my arm around her. She was too absorbed to heed 1 he caress, and before I could appreciate her purpose, she was on her wa^r to the shame-stricken young man sitting with a face like a statue’s. When he saw her by his side, the set face relaxed, and a quick mist came into his eyes. The young men got closer to gether, to make room for her. She sat down beside him, laid her flowers on his knee, and slipped her hand in his. I could not keep my eyes from her sweet, pitying face. I saw her whisper to him, he bending a little to catch her words. Later, I found out that she was asking him if he knew his “piece” now, and that he answered yes. When the young man next on the list had spoken, and while the band was play ing, the child, to the brother’s great sur prise, made her way up the stage steps, and pressed through the throng of professors and trustees and distinguished visitors up to the college president. “If you please, sir,” she said with a little curtesy, “will you and the trustees let my brother try again? lie knows his piece now. ” For a moment, the president stared at her through his gold-bowed spectacles, and then, appreciating the child’s petition, he s.niled on her, and went down and spoke to the young man who had failed. So it hapj>ened that when the band had ? "•“—'I; The people were pouring into the church as ceaSe d playing, it was briefly announced I entered it, rather tardy. Finding the ; t ka t ]^f r would now deliver his ora- choice seats in the center of the audience ] tion—“Historical Parallels.” room already taken, I pressed forward, look- ‘“Amid the permutat ions and combina- ing to the right and to the left for a vacan- tions of the actors and the forces which cy. On the very front row of seats I found ' niake U p the great kaleidoscope of history one. I- •.*” This the little sister whispered to Here a little girl moved along to make him ^ j ie rose to answer the summons, room for me, looking into my face with! a ripple of heightened and expectant large gray eyes, whose brightness was soft- interest passed over the audience, and then ened by very long lashes. Her face was a jj iHa t gtonestill, as though fearing to open and fresh as a newly-blown rose before breathe lest the speaker might again take j sunrise. Again and again I found my eyes fright. No danger! The hero in the youth turning to the rose-like face, and each time | W as aroused. He wenfat his “piece” with ; the gray eyes moved, half-smiling, to meet a ^t purpose to conquer, to redeem himself, mine. Evidently the child was ready to an d ^ bring the smile hack into the child’s “make up” with me. And when, with a j tear-stained face. I watched- the face dur- bright smile, she returned my dropped | n g the speaking. The wide eyes, the part- handkerchief, and 1 said “Thank you!” we ed ii p8 ^ whole rapt being said that the seemed fairly introduced. Other persons, breathless audience was forgotten, that her coming into the seat, crowded me quite 8p irit was moving with his. close up against the little girl, so that we | And when the address wag ended with 80011 felt very well acquainted. ; the ardent abandon of one who catches en- “Tliere s going to be a great crowd, ’ she . thusiasm in the realization that he is tight- said to me. i i n g down a wrong judgment and conquer- , “Yes,” I replied; “people always like to j n g a sympathy, the effect was really thril- see how schoolboys are made into men. • ling. That dignified audience broke into Her face beamed with pleasure and pride rapturous applause; bouquets intended for as she said: j the valedictorian rained like a tempest. “My brother’s going to graduate; lies And the child who had helped to save the going to speak; I’ve brought these flowers day—that one beaming little face, in its to throw to him. ! pride and gladness, is something to he for- They wen; not greenhouse favorites: just ever remembered, old-fashioned domestic flowers, such as we i associate with the dear grandmothers; 1 icebe “but,” I thought, “they will seem sweet! e e gS ~ and beautiful to him for little sister’s sake. ” | The iccbcrga which come down from the “That is my brother, she went on, North pole and Ue in wait ft)r ve89cls pointing with her nosegay. j crossing their path find their grave in the ‘ The one with the light hairi I asked. Q u jf stream. Northward and eastward “Oh no, she said, snuling and shaking ! run8thi8fiereecurrent t below it is a her head m innocent reproof; “not that stealthy polar current liding ever sonth- horncly one, with red hair; that handsome ward and the mi hty , who se bottom one with brown wavy hair. His eyes look reacbe9 f ath oms down, is seized by brown, too; hut they am t—they are dark- tbe , ow<Jr current and borne against the blue niere! he s got ins hand up to his Gu]f strcanlj until tbe beat of the upper liead now. 1 ou see him, don t you ! current melts and disintegrates it, and al- *** .an .eager lwy oho looked from me to lows jt no longer to be a menace to the :11m, and from him to me, as if some impor- | niariner—a siren indeed, the very embodi- tant fate depended uixin my identifying men * 0 f poetry and splendor, hut treachcr- her brother. . ous and remorseless as a fiend. Several “I see him, I said. “He s a veiy fe°°d- times have I seen icebergs at sea, gener- looking brother.” . . j ally looming suddenly, startling and ghost- “\es, he is beautiful, she said, with like out of a dank fog, but once robed in artless delight; “and he s so good, and he imperial magnificance. It was the 4tli of studied so hard. He has taken care of me j u i y? an d the gky wa8 without a cloud, ever since mamma died. Here is his name but the air was cold and keen as winter, on the programme. He is not the valedic-; aud we knew what it meant. As the torian, but he has an honor, for all that.” j 8un aro9e the horizon was studded with I saw in the little creature’s familiarity, glittering points like the serried spears of with these technical college terms that she a great host; here and there a loftier had closely identified herself with her i mass flashed back the rhys of the sun brother s studies, hopes and successes. j from some berg towering above the field “He thought, at first, ’ she continued, i ce . There was nothing to be done hut “that he would write on the ‘Romance of to keep on our course, for we were near- Monastic Life. ’ j ]y surrounded by the ice; but we had a What a strange sound these long words leading wind, a good top-galiant breeze, had, whispered from her childish lips! Her and felt our way without much difficulty interest in her brother s work had stamped | through the broad channels. What love- tliem on the child s memory, and to her j y pa i e greens and blues were revealed in they were ordinary things. j the caverns of the immense, cathedral- ike “But then,” she went on, “he decided ; icebergs into which the waves brake with that he would rather write on ‘Historical a far-off, eerie boom, and how exquisite Parallels,’ and he’s got a real good oration, | was the roseate blush which the icy pin- and he says it beautifully. He said it to ‘ nacles assumed when kissed by the setting me a great many times. I ’most know it 1 sun ! The full moon arose soon after and by heart. Oh! it begins so pretty and so shone on the silvery bastions and towers grand. This is the way it begins,” she ad- of an iceberg scarcely half a mile from (led, encouraged by the interest she must us, which was not less* than 400 feet aliove have seen in my face: “‘Amid the per- the sea and nearly four times the height mutations and combinations of the actors of our own masts. Next morning the and the forces which make up the great ! polar fleet had disappeared in the south- kaleidoscope of history, we often find that 1 era board, and, on the whole, we were not a Destiny’s hand “Why, bless the baby!” I thought, look ing down into her bright, proud face. I can’t describe how very odd and elfish it did seem to have those sonorous words rol ling out of the smiling infantile mouth. sorry to part company with it. Pampas Grass. Few plants are more attractive for the lawn and form a more conspicuous feature The band striking up, put an end to the j than the Pampas grass (Gyncrium argen- quotation ami to the conferences. tcuni), and, since it is entirely at home in As the exercises progressed, and ap- ■ the lower South, one is at a loss to make proached nearer and nearer the effort on out why it is so rarely met with; especially which all her interest was concentrated, my i when one reflects thai almost every South- little friend became excited and restless. | ern nurseryman has it for sale, and that it Her eyes grew larger aud brighter, two is held at prices by no means high. The deep-red spots glowed on her cheeks. She 1 comparatively few who have it growing on touched-up the flowers, manifestly making ! their lawns or in their gardens are loud in the offering ready for the shrine. j praising the beauty of its long, slender “Now% it’s his turn,” she said, turning to ■ leaves, which form bundles of sheaths at me a face in which pride and delight and their base, and rise to the height of six or anxiety seemed about equally mingled, j eight feet, when they gracefully curve out- But when the overture was played through, j ward, giving the plant the appearance, at a and his name was called, the child seemed, distance, of a hemisphere of beautifully in her eagerness, to forget me and all the ! curved lines. Towards autumn when the earth beside him. She rose to her feet and 1 leaves have attained their full development, leaned forward for a better view' of her he- , the flower stems appear from the centres of loved, as lie mounted on the speaker’s stand, j the strongest sheaths, shooting up perpen- I knew by her deep breathing that her heart dicutlarly three or four feet above the mass was throbbing in her throat. I knew, too, ! of foliage, and gradually unfolding a plume by the way her brother came up the steps 1 of elegant, feather-like flowers, which at aud to the front that he was trembling, first are of a silky whiteness, but assume a The hands hung limp; his face was pallid; j darker tint as the season advances. Of and the lips blue as with cold. I felt anx- ( course the reader will understand that Pam- ious. The child, too, seemed to discern pas grass is cultivated only for ornament, that things were not well with him. Some- and that, therefore, one or two tufts is all thing like fear showed in her face. j that a person would he likely to want. A He made an automatic bow*. Then a be- ' single plant will soon form a tuft. It kills wildered, struggling look came into his face, down in winter at any point above the frost then a helpless look, and then he stood line, hut being perennial-rooted soon springs staring vacantly, like a sqmnambulist, at up into conspicuousness the next spring. j the waiting audience. The moments of ! painful suspense w r ent by, and still he stood ■ The Finest Residence m America. as if struck dumb. I saw how it was; Ik ! * had been seized with stage-fright. j Flood, the California millionaire, is build-! Alas! little sister! She turned her large, ing what will, it is said, be the finest pri- ! dismayed eyes upon me. “He’s forgotten vate residence in America. The grounds it,”8liesaid. Then a swift change came into include 1500 acres on San Francisco, hty, 1 her face; a strong, determined look; and on comprising a natural park ready for im- the funeral-like silence of the room broke provements to any desired extent. The the sweet, grave, child-voice: j house is 100 Ity 200 feet Jn area, and re- j ‘“Amid the permutations and combina- sembles a French chateau of the old style, j tions of the actors and the forces which Yerandais surround it, and the roof is broken 1 make up the great kaleidoscope of history, with many gables and two towers 140 feet we often find that a turn of Destiny’s hand high. The entire exterior is very ornate. 1 ——’ ” , Among the apartments are several parlors, Everybody about us turned and looked. • music room, library and wine room, the The breathless silence; the sweet, childish latter being of uncommon size. The din- j voice: the childish face; the long, unchild- ing room is 100 feet long, so that great din-: like words, produced a weird effect. j ners may be given in it; most of it can be But t»e help had come too late; the un- shut off, leaving a room of comparatively happy brother was already staggering in small size for ordinary use. Five years humiliation from the stage. The band will be consumed in completing the house quickly struck up, and waves of lively mu- and its surroundings. Mr. Flood also con-, sic were rolled out to cover the defeat. j templates a city residence of corresponding I gave the little sister a glance in which magnificence. In pesonai appearance Peter was tall and robust, quick and nimble of foot, and dex trous and rapid in all his movements. His* face was plump and round. His eyes were large and bright, with brown eyebrows. His hair was short and curling and of a brownish color. His look was fierce and restless. His gait quiok and swinging. That superfine and satirical young lady, Wilhelmina, Margravine of Baireuth, de scribes him as tall and well-made. “ Ilis countenance,” she says, “is beautiful, hut has something in it so rude and savage as to fill you with fear.” When she saw him during his visit to Frederick William’s Court in 1717, he was dressed like a sailor, in a frock without lace or ornament. A fine, noble, heroic face the portraits repre sent him as having: only his gross eating and deep drinking and low morals had im paired his majesty, and given it rather a sensual and fallen expression. From his youth he had heeu subjected to a spasmodic affection of the nerves which always at tacked him in his hours of rage. It is said to have resulted from a fright he received in early boyhood; some Rebel soldiers forced their way into the convent wTiere he was brought up, and flashed their naked swords round his head. The spasms showed themselves by a contortion of the muscles of the neck and of his face. Dinipg at Berlin, Wilhelmina tells how such an at tack took place. “At table the CzA - was placed beside the Queen,” Wilhelmina’s mother. “There took him a kind hf con vulsion, something tfke Tic, or Stiyitus, which he seemed quite unable to fontrol. He got into contortions and gesticulated wildly and brandished about liis knife within a yard of the Queen’s face, who, in great alarm, made several times as if to rise. The Czaf begged her to Main her composure, ss he would not hurt • her, and took her by the hand and grasped it so violently that she shrieked out in pain. The Czar laughed heartily, and added that she had not hones of so had a texture as his Catharine. After supper'a grand ball was opened, which the Czar evaded, and, leaving the others to dance, walked alone homeward to Mon Bijou,” a palace which Frederick William had placed at his dis posal, and in which the Czar aud his suite made fearful havoc, almost breaking the tlirifty King’s heart. The sight of a bee tle, it is alleged, had the effect of throwing him into such a fit, and the sight of a beau tiful young woman had the effect of taking him out of one. M. de Stachlin says that when the Czar was attacked the Empress was instantly sent for, and failing her, the first young woman that came in the way was conducted to the Czar’s apartment; and, if she had been sent for, was intro duced with the formal announcement, “Peter Aiexftfvitz, this is [the person you desired to speak with.” The soft voice and agreeable conversation and sweet pres ence of the charmer liafl such an effect on the Czar that instantly the convulsions ceased, and he was himself again, his vis age calm, and his humor sweet. 9 the Bunting. Among the most active dispensers of the bounties of the Pickwicks in ~New Orleans there is a handsome brunette, "by the name of J. C. f who is a bachelor—his age is a ins crutable as that of a pretty woman. Two young and tidily attired w’omen confronted J. C. recently whilst he* wns distributing the beef tea at the club, and one of them, heavily veiled, disclosing one eye—a brighc, cimning one—ancf, extending her soft, w r hite hand, gave him a printed slip of paper. J. C., wliose batchclordom is not at all due to a want of admiration for the ‘‘fair sex,” received the document with the impressment and courtesy of a youth of twenty Summer, aud was about handing in return a bottle of prosaic beef tea to the ap plicant. Upon looking over the paper, however, J. C. discovered that it was a re quisition for one bottle of brandy, one bot tle of sherry,a half bottle of champagne aud a box of Vienna biscuits, signed by a Howard, and not at all within his provi dence to fill. Returning the paper, he said: “But, Miss, you must have another requisition?” Aftdr some hesitation the fair one answered, demurely, “Oh, yes,” and produced another document, which, upon examination, proved to lie another requisi tion for one bottle of brandy, one bottle of sherry, a half bottle; champagne and a box Vienna biscuits, signed by a member of the Young Men’s Christian Association. J. C.’s suspicious had been aroused by this time, hut in strict performance of his official du ties he seemed determined to get a requisi tion for “beef tea.” In a few seconds, at his bidding, it was forthcoming, written in a neat, legible woman’s hajjd, and signed ostensibly by one of our wdl known phy sicians. J. C.’s expectations were more than realized. The requisition called for two bottles of essence of besf and two bot tles of beef soup. “Miss”- said he, after drawing a long breath, and with a sacrili- gious reference to the green veil that still kept concealed three-quarters of the young woman’s face, “w'ill y6u please remove that bunting?” As though tne applicant had sailed before the mast for many years, she threw aside the mask and disclosed most fascinating features, staggering J. C., whose perpendicular was only maintained by the bottles of soup which lie held in each hand and served him as a balance-pole to a tight rope walker. J.’C. has seen a great deal of the world—it# felicities *nd deceptions— his emharassment was, therefore, only mo mentary. With a gentle bow and bland smile said he to the lair sufferer, “Before I comply w'ith tins demhnd, will you please go and get me another requisition for a dozen shell crabs, a noiseless sewing machine and a set of parlor furniture, and have thrown in, also, ojie of those nineteen dollars china sets ” Thq last seen of the young womau they were sailing dow r n Canal street, in search of . Judge Myers to teach them His system oF saccess in defraud ing the poor and needy. “if these gets suspended I’ll give thee a holiday; but if thee don’t get off Fil break ivery bone in thy infernal young skin!” Mat Dawson’s method of teaching is quite the opposite of that of the sturdy old hero of the green and gold. No master in Eng land is more quickly and silently obeyed than Mat Dawson, who, without making the slighest assertion of authority, has his little army of men and boys completely under control. Archer, during five years’ apprenticeship, gave no trouble. Appa rently impressed with the value of that im mortal north country proverb, which ought to be written in letters of gold over every racing stable and a good many less institu tions. “It’s canny to say nowt,” he from childhood kept his eyes and ears open and his mouth shut. He has thus by degrees acquired every point of good riding, that of “finishing” well having cost him more time than all the others put together. Ma ny of his best races have been won actually at the start, and more by his marvelous quickness in seeing an opening and his pluck in cramming his horse at it His fine hands also contribute greatly to his success. A proof of his dainty handling of a horse’s mouth is that he is never run away with. His head is as cool as his hand is liget and his heart stout. When he had seized an advantage at the start, in making a sharp turn or by driving his horse through an opening that nine riders out of ten would be afraid of, his clear head pre vents him from throwing it away. He has, however, with all his selfpossession no lack of earnestness. He is all jockey from the button of his cap to the tips of liis spurs, and rides—as the backers of his mounts know’—irrespective of the odds. Whether on a six-to-four or a twenty-to-one chance he equally strives to win. Across country lie goes quite as well as on the flat, and should his present eight stone and five pounds expandsed so as to put him out of count for the latter he will have a grand career before him as a steeple-chase rider. He is frequently to be found at Captain Machell’8 school for jumpers and private course, putting new' horses to the business over hurdles, and in winter hunts regularly w’ith the Valve of White Horse or the Cotswold. At Melton, Lord Wilton, who has shown him much kindness, always find him a mount and takes great delight in the verve of his riding. In the flat-racing season he rides nearly every day in every w’eek, and often and after a hard w r eeks works in this country will run over to Paris to ride on Sunday and be in the saddle again at Newmarket on Monday. For the fatigue of railway traveling he has one un failing remedy, sleep; and it may he added that except when riding horses in trials he is no early riser. Racing is afternoon work and hard work, often preceded or followed by a long railway journey and a jockey’s morning is thus his only leisure time ex cept Sunday—that is if it lie a Sunday on which there is no’ big race at Paris. It must of course he obvious to all who have given the subject a thought that a jockey at the height of his reputation must have a wardrobe like an actor, and a dresser to look after the multitudinous jackets, boots, breeches and saddles. Fred Archer, with his income, might if he were thoughtless, require such a person to attend on him alone, hut it speaks well for his good sense and that of his intimate friend, Constable, that these admirable horsemen have a “jockey’s vale” between them, and find themselves most efficiently “looked after.” On the “off” Sundays Archer is much at Heath House where he is quite one of the family, and enjoys a cut of Mat Dawson’s prime lamb and a glass of champagne as well if there were no such limit as eight stone ten in the conditions of classic races. A Relic Maker. Fred Archer. Fred Archer is the jokey who has ridden Parole to most of his victories in England and the characteristics of his method of riding may he summed up in tliree words —patience, vigilance, courage. He is al ways ready and nearly adwajfe first at the starting post so as to seeure the best place. He obeys the starter implicity and thus avoids irritating that important functionary, and never takes his eyes frgm the flag. He holds false starts and breaks away mere Telly, thinking it better' to r wait till it was really a “go,” aud then he is like a gray- hound from the slips. Sihee the days when George Fordliam, in Captain Chriestie’s white jacket, made the souls of l>ook- makers to shrivel witkin-riiem, no jockey has got off like Fred Archer. Instead of pulling his horse’s head off, as he eyes the ; flag, he lbaves if loose, and when the signal drops sends liis horse along with a touch of the spur. Tliis is very different from the bustling scrambling style of young jockeys who have been educated after the manner of Joe Saxon. It is said that when old Joe was J immy Grimshaw’s master he was perpetually impressing the lad with the ne cessity for “getting off.” Little Jimmy said he was always getting fined and sus pended as it was. “Never-thee mind,” I was the encouraging reply, accompanied by ; an ominous flourish of a stout ash plant; Henry Wilkins was a relic hunter. He was especially delighted with choice sou venirs of distinguised people. As he ex pressed it, “A tender flower from the tomb of some inspired poet, a bit of wood from some great cathedral, or a delicate twig from some famous historic spot, is to me a source of exquisite delight. ” He then told how a man named Hendrick’s had sold him a cabinot of rare curiosities for $100, rep resenting at the time that they were a col lection from the Old World, when in reality everything in the lot had been found or picked up in this county. He considered liis feelings, tastes and general love for the associations of the past, outraged by the cruel conduct of the accused. Mr. Hendricks then took the stand. He admitted all that had been charged against him. He had found Wilkins a man with an abnormal love for curiosities, a man continually hunting for old autographs, postage stamps, faded flowers and old The “Peaaant Millionaire * Wa By the murder of Josef Weyer at Szentes, Hungary, the Emperor of Austria has lost one of his wealthiest and most noteworthy subjects—a peasant who was a much more curious character than ninety-nine out of a hundred peers nnd princes of the realm. Weyer was popularly known as the “peas ant millionaire. ” Sixty years ago he began life as a small farmer. At the time of his death he enjoyed an income of 500,000 gul den, in spite of which he lived in a modest farm-house, dressed like a peasant, ate food which his wife cooked, and indulged in no luxury’ except horseback riding. The latter might be regarded as a neces sity though. Like most Hungarian farmers, he was an extensive cattle breeder, and his herds were scattered over miles of vast gra zing plains. He counted his houses and farms, too, by the score, and up to the day of his death kept all of his vast possessions under his personal supervision. Many curious stories are told of the old farmer prince and his eccentric way’s. He was a peasant to the core in spite of his en ormous wealth, and looked it. At one time he bid at an auction sale of oxen, which, according to Hungarian fashion, were put up by yokes. There were 300 yokes, and the old man bought the whole 600 beasts. The auctioneer was a stranger, and when the miserable, shabby little granger who had bid so steadily was pointed out to him, he waxed wroth. “Josef Weyer,” he said, “do you not know that it is forbidden by law to hoax a public auctioneer ?” “Surely, sir, surely,” was the reply. “The price of these oxen you have bid for must be paid down. Cash ! do you un derstand ? Cash!” The old man dived into the breast of his dingy Dolman, hauled out a ragged old blue silk handkerchief, and without a word counted out a pile of 1,000 gulden notes, that made the auctioneer’s mouth water. “It’s a pity you have no more bullocks,” lie said, as he rolled the remaining notes up and stuffed them back into his breast; “I was in hopes to be able to buy a thousand or so. ” During the state of siege which succeed ed the Hungarian revolution an edict was enacted forbidding the peasants of the Theiss valley to use saddle horses without a spe cial permit from the military’ governor. One day some gcnn-d'armes overtook Josef Weyer riding along some twenty miles from Szentes, on his favorite horse and de manded his pass. “It is at home in my house in Szentes,” he said. Indeed ! And how is it' that you ven ture to affront the law by traveling. I am only visiting my estates.” The gens-d’armes grinned. They fan-, cied they’ had a prize in this old beggar who ! , r ? mar ^ e “ : with a sweep of his hand claimed proprie- \ * ae ° “ man wn torship of a dozen leagues of land. Per- liaps he was even one of the dreaded revo lutionists. At any r rate, they’ arrested him, laughed at his request to send to his house for his pass, and as the Judge was busy or dering insurgents off by batches to the fort ress or the grave, he was locked up for sev eral days. He (lid not grumble, and true to his busy instincts pottered around the and such things will go hard with you.” Morgan hastily exclaimed: “Damn you, are you going to take it up ? If you are, I’ll kill yon too! ” He raised a chair and rushed upon Heath, who had risen to his feet, and struck him a terrible blow over the head and eyes, which stunned him and brought him to the floor. As Heath arose he struck him again, when Fulcher stepped forward and told him he muct stop. Turn ing like an infuriated demon upon his new opponent, he told him he would kill him, too, and rushed upon him. Fulcher drew his pistol, a small one of 32 calibre, and fired rapidly at Morgan tliree times, each time with terrible effect. The first shot took effect in the mouth, and passed near ly through the head; the second in the right temple, tne latter nearly tearing off the top of his head. He turned to run, exclaiming: “ My God, I’m shot! ” As he turned Fulcher fired two more shots, taking effect in Morgan’s hack. Morgan went out of the door, his young wife with him, and both fled across the field for near ly a quarter of a'mile, his wife ahead of him. Near the home of his mother he fell. He was taken to her house and died in a short time. Capt. Lanter, the first party assaulted by Morgan, was in dan gerous condition wdien last heard froin, and liis second victim, Mr. Heath is also serious ly’ injured. i’t <>oo(l on Fig£cra. She came to town from Rockaway on her usual trip. She came down on the same old clam cart filled with clams and onions. As she slid off the cart wheel she had a wor ried expression on her face, h wonderfully suggestive face — suggestive of a Dutch cheese. She slapped the off horse on the back, gave the nigh one an onion, and en tered one of the stores opposite Washing ton Market. The clerk, a young man who had a hump backed nose that looked as if it had been through a mill, and gave him the appear ance of having a shoehorn tied to his fore head, rubbed liis hands in glee, for he im agined he saw’ a big sale looming up in the distance. “Say, look here,” she drawled, “I want ter git a hat an’ a pair of shoes for the old man. When I let him come down with the clams and onions, he gits bilin full, and don’t chip up a cent when he gits home. I’m runnin’ the machine myself now Give me a hat an’ a pair of shoes for the old man.” “What size does he wear?” queried the accommodating clerk. “I’ve got ’em here in my ridbule some where,” and she went up to her heels in a gripsack that she carried in her hand. When she came out it was seen that the search had not been successful. She colored rit the Aggers dow’n on Wived But Not Wedded. They had loved each other long and ar dently—had promenaded in the shadow of umbrageous foliage on moon-lit evenings— had rehearsed Melnotte and Pauline beneath the arching vine, “and wondered what star should be their home when love became immortal.” And so not a great while since, when an itinerant minister came along, who w’as sleek and oilly in appearance, and had a soft and gentle grace about him which charmed the y’oung people, they determined to get married and have him perform the ceremony. And they did. It was a splen did affair, radiant with w’ealth and lieauty, and the bloom of orange blossoms—with music and costly presents. Their friends congratulated them, and smiling through happy tears the glad eyes of their parents blessed them. And so they went off on their bridal tour. But in less than a month the bride received a letter from her mother which contained terrible news. It said in effect that the minister who had performed the ceremony for them was no minister at all—that he w’as an impostor—that they Were not married—and tliat they must go right away to a church and have the cere mony done over again. To the young lady the letter was the cause of consternation— the groom however took it philosophically. “Oh, Charley, what will we do ?” “Why, I don’t see anything to make a row about—do you ?” And the youth smiled up into her face with a tautaJizin: indifference which made her wild. “You wretch ! How dare you say such a monstrous thing. No difference, indeed' Why, I’m not married to you.” “Well!” But it was not well. The gentleman loved her sincerely, and he fully intended having the thing straightened out hut it was such a fine opportunity to have a little fun, that he couldn’t resist the temptation. But the lady had no such frivolous views of the situation. To her it was a very ser- matter. If the gentleman should hap pen to back out, there would he the mis chief to pay and no mistake. So she took a very stalwart resolution. Going into the adjoining room, she reappeared an instant afterwards with her lover’s traveling pistol. She had a pale, set, determined face, that indicated business. “Charley, if you don’t go with me imme diately to a clergyman’s, and get married, you are a dead man ! ” “Why, Mary !” “Don’t say a word, but come along. I can’t joke on a matter of this kind. Are you coming ?” The blue eyes had begun to flash with a dangerous light. There was an ominous click as the rigid fingers pulled hack the spring of the pistol. “Mary, there’s no use in this fooling ?” “Are you coming?” “Of course I am!” And he went; and so the day was ended up in joy and peace and congratulations. BRIEFS. a piece of paper, but I must have lost it. “Can’t you remember what they were?’’ “Lemme see. There’s the hat fust— The A „| mi4 i,. humph. Now, the Aggers for the hat wuz .. . „ „ , —well, the Arst Agger looked like a cruller, I 1S P rL -' we know n that the lower and then there was a straight mark that ; a 'T a! . s P 0 ^ 93 a11 the weaknesses, vanities stood on a shelf, and un er the shelf wuz ? nd v ! CL ‘ a knowa man ' Indeed, they another cruller ” 1 oave tlie passion for dress even more devel- The clerk began to look as if he was be-1 oped-eometimes to the cost of their lives 1 —than our fine ladies have. The cock is iail doing lbbt chores till a small official blown up as he took a pencil aud made tnan our nnc iaoies nave, ine cock is who kTei him SI c“ea™n" a rin a » «>e Agures in the alphabet. I " otono “ s| y and ‘I™ 110 * 1 S , tha who knew him tound lum cleaning a win . ^ q{ ^ | liog as he grows old becomes a mere lout “Good Heavens, Herr Weyer!” he ex claimed, “what are you doing here ?” “Don’t you see, my son l Claiming the U P aw I’ll send < indows. The gens-cTarmes arrested me ! 10 ^’ ou ' * s ’ ow ’bout the shoes.” because I had no pass. ” . - ■ j and sensualist, though the promise of his “Well, mebbe there’s different kinds of - vouth ' vttS of bc,,er ‘kings; .the jackdaw 102 feet long'. —Forest fires have been very destruc tive in Pennsylvania. —The Universalists have 737 churches and 71 ministers in this courtry. —General N. P. Bank’s eldest daugh ter is said to be studying in Boston for the stage. —The fruit crop of the United States for last year is estimated at $140,000 - OK). ’ ’ —America imported from Germany this spring 32,000 dead humming birds tor ladies bonnets. —The population of Australia is now 2,500,000, and the import and export trade is £70,000,000. —Four carrier pigeons flew from Harrisburg, Pa., to Hoboken, N. J., in 125 minutes. Distance, 158 miles. —It is repoited that President Hayes will spend the summer mouths at his home in Fremont, Ohio. —The Howard iron works of Center county, Pa.,.lost 1,000 cords of w ood by mountain tires. —Chicago fires in May caused a loss of $110,403, of which about half was borne by insurance companies. —London lias a shell mission, the shells being sent by children at the sea side for children in hospitals. —Texas cattle men estimate that the “drive” of Texas cattle lor 1879 will reach 175,000 to 200,000 head. —Ocean county, X. J.. is the place to get wortleberries, of which £50,000 worth will be gathered this year. —It is estimated that the Log crop of Wisconsin this year will reach $1,635,- feet against 1,075,000,000 last year, —Mr. Spurgeon has been presented with a testimonial of more than $30,000 in honor of the twenty-fifth year of his work as a preacher. —The potato bugs in the western pan of the Slate of Maine are, it is said, making sad havoc with the potato vines. —There were 1,367 fires In the United States and Canada in April. 1870. The aggregate loss is $9,109,600. The loss to insurance companies is $4,505,800. —Mr. John B. Gough lias ended his lecture tour in Great Britain, aud is about to return home. He lias given 115 lectures there. —Isaac and David Seltzer, twin bro thers, have just celebrated their 83d birthday in their Chester county (Pa.) home. • The Prince of Wales has reduced the rents of all liis fanners in the Duchy of Cornwall twenty per centum for three years. —Only 7,000,000 of the new silver dollars have gone into circulation since the coinage began last year, while the treasury holds $15,000/ 00. -Forty-six thousand dollars’ worth of lobsters were shipped from Halifax lor the London market, one day last week, it being the first cargo. —During the month of May the United States Mints coined gold pieces valued at $2,878,550; 2,330,000 silver dollars, and $4,708 in smaller coins. —The longest pine root on record has recently been dug up on a plantation a few miles from Savannah, Ga. It was , . | the clerk “Now what number An vm. Pacific arrayed in a white apron and pre The man secured 4ns release at once. A u,c ,,, x>ow ' Iiai numDer °° y° u ( t e ndin ' short time afterward, on the day of liis mar- j wa °| ‘ riage, a lawyer handed him the deeds of a! Well, I remember this much: the old comfortable little farm and ten cows and j man fhaf if f i°®f fhc Aggers that there oxen. Old Josef Weyer had not forgotten i was a war occurred in the last part of the the irood turn he had done him i 9 i loe number. Can’t you name some year that had a w’ar in it?” The clerk spoke of the war of the Rebel- Weyer purchased his first farm from Count Steven Karol}’, who let him have it very easy terms, in view of his proverty. I !‘° t n ’ b , u . t ebe “j' 1 that as ■ - - - - ~ v - 4-l , 61. He then began with the year of the and monkey are full of mischief; the beau teous dove is quarrelsome, and even t ‘Ah! yes, the'shoefC To be sure,” said I PfS?" wbio,, , sila »" rof ' ks in tho SoaU « , . ' - . . * i arrayed to be as neat as a pin, is foul beyond *onception. That they have a taste for al coholic liquors is known as a fact by scien tists. One of these selected for his subjects the quiet household of a cock which had never done him any harm, and in which there was no hereditary tendency toward the bottle. To the master of the household the tempter came at first with ales and light wines, and gradually led him on, step by step, till at last nothing would satisfy his Marshal Haynan fined the Count a half I t S r ^ i,, a million gulden for befriending Kossuth, ^ T T‘ T™' after the capture of Ofen by the imperial : * u ° w b h ? a JV™ ai j "t'/T'T ,- 1S I aroused appetite but the strongest of liquors, troops. The Count’s resources were badly | u Evolution T took kindlv to ft elr potations, crippled at the time, and his steward was 1 '“‘I’f | though not stJ eagerly as' the cock did, and in despair at his inability to make up the lslo ol ,„ „„„ yj® ' ere long that once happy home was a scene of woe, disorder and irregularity. The I comb and wattles of the father swelled and pieces of tree bark from famous places, i y 011 know how much money -j it. _ -.1 > i . “IzOok! look! muttered amount of the imposition, when a little old | at ™„ C , k J. 812 ’ she i umpcd nearl} ' 0Ter man, smelling rankly of sour milk, called ™ nn on him and stated that he had heard Count Steven wanted to borrow some money. “Wfcll, what business of yours is that?” “I thought I might help a little, sir. The Count was a good friend to me once—God bless him!—and I would like to help him if I could. ” The steward laughed heartily. “Why. my dear fellow, do you know how much money the Count needs ?” “Excuse me—no, sir.” “Two hundred thousand gulden. that is ?” He had accordingly manufactured a lot of these relics. The articles sold to Wilkins were here produced by Mr. Drake, the Proscecuting Attorney. Mr, Drake (picking up a piece of old iron)—Wliat is this ? Witness (grinning)—That, sir, is a piece of the cannon hall that wounded Napoleon at Waterloo. Mr. Drake—Where did you get it ? Witness—At the Fulton Foundry, on the Divide- [Laughter in court.] Mr. Drake—Here is another relic, labeled “St. Paul’s Cathecral before the great tire.” Where did you get that ? Witness—From my wood-pile. I stained it with iodine to give it age. ]More mer riment. ] Mr. Drake—And this? Witness—Twig from the grave of Victor Hugo. Mr. Drake—But Hugo isn’t dead. Look! look!” muttered the old man, scratching his ear. “Why, I haven’t brought that much with me, to be sure.” “I should fancy^pot.” “But here is a hundred and eighty thou sand. I’ll go home and bring the rest in the morning.” Josef Weyer was assassinated most bru tally by a drunken vagalxmd at a public house in Szentes. The miscreant who was mad drunk, was shot dead by the police in attempting to secure him. The colossal fortune of the peasant millionaire will prob ably (the State, as his wife is dead, not known to have any Heirs. A Bloody Affair. A bloody and brutal affair recently took place near Farley, in Platte county, Mo. Captain Lanter. a School Trustee, attended a meeting of the Board to which he be longed; T'-m Morgan, a young man 23 jycar8 old, was also in attendance. Morgan Witness (much astonished)—Is that so? jwas known as one to whom a word means I thought he kicked the bucket last year. a blow following it, and who needed but [Loud laughter.] ^ [slight provocation to wreak summary ven- Mr. Drake—Here’s a brick. Igeanco upon the offending ones. In the Witness—From the house of Oliver course of the meeting he became involved Cromwell; got it on C street. That bunch in a quarrel with Lanter, whom he assault- of grass you have there didn’t really grow l e d and brutally pounded, so that he is now on the grave of Mary Queen of Scots, but pying in a critical condition at his home. I made Wilkins think so and got four dol- The high standing of Captain Lanter pro- lars for it. I gathered it down by the jduced considerable excitement, and a war- bonanza reservoir. All those other traps I [rant wbs sworn out for Morgan’s arrest, picked up round the town and labeled ’em | a nd placed in the hands of Constable Ben properly, as your honor can see. Those Fulcher, a young man scarce the age of autographs of Washington, Garibaldi, Lin- ’Morgan, and Israel Heath, a Justice of the cold, Wilkes, Booth, Lafayette, Talleyrand, Peace, a man of advanced age, and who is Voltaire and Marcus D. Boruck I wrote regarded as a quiet, peaceable citizen, myself, and then laid ’em away in a damp Both of these men were on friendly terms place to give ’em age. (with Morgan. They proceeded to Morgan’s Mr Drake—Did you ever fool anybody about noon. On entering the room Ful- else on these relics? cher said : “Tom, we have a warrant for Witness—I sold an old oil painting to y° ur arrest, and it isn’t necessary to make Hank smith for twa hundred and fifty dol- a °y disturbance, but just settle the tiling lars—a sketch by Hogarth I told him. As peacefully and coolly. ” Morgan replied : a matter of fact it was an old vinegar hit- j“lt*s all right, hoys; you are friends of ters picture, so smirched up you couldn’t mine, and 1 will go with you peaceably, see it. He paid me one hundred dowa”aad A 0 * 1 1 wouldn't go with anybody else. But I never went after the rest. ]Tremendous if* 8 u°w about dinner time. Pnt your merriment, suppressed by Constable Nor- horses up and feed them; come in, and the ton.[ . i old woman will get us some dinner, and The Court—Ain’t you the chap that sold then we will go and see about this thing.” me an oriinnal etchinir by Rembrandt last Morgan took his violin and played a few Summer ? ~ tunes for the entertainment of the visitors. Witness (coolly)—-Yes, your honor, and He then handed the violin to Fulcher, also the pen that John Randolph signed saying: “Ben, you play a tune and I’ll the Declaration of Independence with. ! dance; there s nothing like a good shuffle Here a howl of laughter went up, and before I go. ” Fulcher took the violin and even the stolid features of Constable Nor-- played and Morgan danced for a few mo- ton relaxed. i ments. He then stopped and said: “That’s : Lanter; I’ll kill him yet.” Mr. Heath, Some girls are like old muskets, and who was reading a newspaper, looked up use h great deal ot powder, but don’t go and said: “Tom, you oughtn’t to talk off. « that way; remember you are under arrest, —The Germans, Italians, and French are preparing for extensive exhibits at the Mexican Exhibits in 18S0, with a view of interrupting trade between the United States and Mexico. —The exports of provisions to Europe counter: I” 1 u.cguiamj. me are falling off* very rapidly—the total “That’s um, that’s um, show up your ! comb and cattles of the father swelled and | durjng A “ ril bf ,i„^ oi ;,^ at ; out $ 8 ,500,- twelves. You’re the brick I've been huntin S rew P UI P' e bke a tippler s nose; Ins ejes , 000 or 5b0 o00 less than during the for. The old man’s got a foot like a her- i 1 f came , b !° <>d8hot ’ „ h ' s w , 10 ! e . beI . n S was [QODtfl of Apri i > 1878 . *. j a at iii changed; he quarrelled with his wives and nn box, an you ve struck it dead. You’d \ git nine out of a possible ten. Make a twelve, will you?” He made her a twelve, and after scan —The total bonded debt of New York city, leas the sinking fund, on May 31, was $121,532,007.51, an increase ot $2,- 409,175,41 over the previous month. —The anti-tobacco Society of Paris has petitioned the authorities to pro hibit smoking in the streets and cafes by youths under sixteen years of age. —Hartford, Conn., has just had a grand jury whose average height was 6 feet X% inches, and average weight was 195 pounds. The tallest wss 6 feet 4 inches. lieat them over the head with his spurs, and in their turn the wives grew reckless, cross and dumpish, and neglected their broods, nimr the A<reres she took a noeket lmnk our i Tbe old gentlemim would go to roost at all of tne gripsack aid paid foftot shoes with-1 ; xld bour3 .? f and night, and presently out saying a word, but there wa, a satisAed ! faM fT hl ? IIe w ,°! 1,d CrOW ln , bc „L, d i. , , , most absurd and unreasonable way; get Ins look about her which can be likened only i . , , . .. a • ® . tiaza „ _i , r 1 legs tangled together, flap one wing when to the expression on a mule s face after he . ~ ® a .. ’ f 1 , ,. , has kicked a man over a barn i he meant to fla P hoth ’ rcfused hlH mea,s > and “i « ; u i O o f rt » u f 4i at h e fall a victim to the demon of rum “I wish we wuz so fortunate bout the hat. Make some crullers, won’t you ?’’ He began with an “o,” and she said tliat was a doughnut. He again went through all the units, but she couldn’t find what she | Neptune’s cup. wanted, and left for home. The old by dying. It was a sad ending, but it sat isfied the demon of science that men are not alone in their love for intoxicants. came down the next day,'and said some-1 Almoet imperceptible creatures m the thing about a old f.xii, and purchased ^ a b “! d “ tbe Ind,an ° ccan a K oblet ' . Il a hat, size 81. Tea In Holland. Tea in Holland is, like almost eveiything but water, of excellent quality, and is not converted into a beverage by the proprietors of tea gardens. Everylxxly makes her own tea at Hague and Amsterdam, and even at Scheveningen. When Mynheer and his fa mily have taken their seats-at one of the green tables closely packed under the trees round the orchestra, madame proceeds to make tea in the national machine known as the “theestoof.” Tliis is very unlike the English urn and teapot, and eqnally dissi milar from the Russian samovar. The care ful waiter first brings what appears to be an iron pail, but is in reality a stove of primitive construction, bottomed well with charcoal. On this is set the kettle of com mon life, boiling, and kept boiling by the charcoal underneath. Tea is brought in a caddy adapted to the size of the party and black earthenware teapot. Madame pro ceeds to make tea, first ascertaining that the water boils, and when the first round is poured out removes the lid of the kettle and puts the little black teapot in its place. There is clearly an understanding between the coppersmith and the potter as to the size of teapots and kettle-lids, for the fit seems exact, and the tea is kept hot, as it reeds to be in the open air. Thus, after the manner of the nursery rhyme, the fire begins to boil the kettle, the kettle begins to warm the pot, the pot begins to make the tea, and the tea, presumably, begins to warm its drinkers, for they seem happy enough in a quiet, self-contained way. They are not listless, these Dutch drinkers of tea (shade of Van Dunk!) Jmt they can not he pronounced festive. Evidently they are contented folk, well off in the world’s goods and careful of them. There are no peals of laughter, no flashing gestures, no demonstrativeness of any kind, and yet these Dutch folk are not sad. They are “gentle, yet not dull,” happy, yet not boisterous—perhaps, nicely, modulated cheerfulness is the best term by which to is called Neptune’s cup. Sometimes it has a height of six feet and a breadth of three. It is erected solely by myriads of polypi. Thpy have no consultation with each other. Each works in a separate cell, each is as much cut off from communication with every other as an inmate of a cell in the wards of Charlestown prison yonder is from his associates. They build the stem to the proper height, and then they begin to widen it. Everything proceeds according to a plan. Is the plan theirs, or does it belong to a Power above them, and that acts through them? As these isolated creatures build Neptune’8 cup, so the bioplasts, isolated from each other in the living tissues which they produce, build the rose and the violet and all flowers, pomegranate and the cedar, the oak and all trees, the eagle and all birds, the lion and all animals, the human brain and all men. Neptune’s cup alone strikes us dumb. But what shall we say of the mystic structures built by the bioplasts? There is ihe cup; it is a fact: and the eye is another Neptune's cup ; and all this uni verse is another Neptune’s cup; and out of such cups I, for one, drink the glad wine of Theism. Floating Utflit. Besides the light-houses which warn the sailor of danger and guide him in his course amidst the darkness of night, there are along the British coasts numerous float ing lights, or light-vessels in situations whore the erection of a light-house is im possible, where there are banks or shoals perilous to ships but affording no founda tion for a nuilding. These vessels ride at anchor in places that have been selected for them, and which are as exactly marked on the charts as the positrons of the light houses. Most of thejn are stationed off the cast coast of England from the mouth of the Humber southward; a few on other parts of the English coast, and on that of Ireland; and two on the coast of Scotland. They are generally vessels of about one hundred and fifty tons, specially construct ed with a view to their riding safely at an chor in exposed situations and during the indicate their mental condition. Chatting \ most severe storms, without regard to sail quietly they advance to more and more cups of tea, made fresh and fresh by the lady presiding, far too good a housewife to have lavished her store of tea on the first brewing. She appeals to the caddy and tne ever-boiling kettle, and brews inter minable tea of excellent strength and flavor. ing powers, of which they have no need; and it has been an extremely rare thing for them to be driven from their moorings or to experience any disaster. The mariner counts upon the guidance of their light in any weather, as confidently as he does on that of a lighthouse built upon a rock. —A piece of ordnande has been man ufactured at Turin which throws a pro jectile weighing a ton, and requires500 pounds of powder forachaige. It is 34 feet Jong, and has an 18-inch calibre. —To the 120,000,000 quarts of milk sent annually to New York there is ad ded 40,000.000 quarts of water, which, sold at ten cents a quart, brought $4,- 000,000 per annum, or $12,000 per day. —In 1870 Colorado had a population of 39,864. Now it has grown to 250,000, or over six hundred per cent, iu nine years—a proportion even greater than Kansas. —The formation of a company to con struct a tide level canal across the Isth mus of Darien, has been begun by M. Du Lesseps, and a subscription for 400,- 000,000 francs will be immediately call ed for. —It is stated that they are now mak ing artificial ice down South at a cost of only seventy cents per ton. One factory turns out ten tons daily in the form of blocks feet long by ten in ches in thickness. —The Pennsylvania railroadcompany lias begun to plant Virginia creepers on the hillsides along their tracks. The effect it is thought will add to the beau ty of the scenery and tend to prevent land slides. —The exports of wheat and wheat flour at its equivalent in grain from all the United States ports to all foreign countries for the year ending Decem ber 31, 1878, as per the official report of the government, were equal to 134,309,- 966 bushels, against 64,462,866 bushels in 1877. —Mrs. Zerviah Gould Mitchell, of North Abington, Mass., an old Indian woman who says that she is a lineal de scendant of Massasoit, has pitched her tent on the borders of Assawompset Pond, in Lakeville, Mass., on the land of her forefathers, which she claims, and intends to pass the summer there. —Up to the 17th of May, nearly 7,000,000 francs c$l,400,000) have been sent to the Archbishop of Paris as sub scriptions for the Church of the Sacred Heart, now being built in that city. The subterranean vault of the edifice is nearly finished, and its dimensions arf iid to surpass those of any existing cathedral In France. —According to statistics just publish ed, there were 18.733 young men stu- Iving at the 20 German universities luring the winter semester just passed. Of these 2438 were studying theology, 5106 law, and 3537 medicine, 7657 being inscribed in the Philosophical Faculty, Their ages ranged for the most part from 19 to 22 years. During the year 1878 there wrore recorded in tne Register’s office in New York about twelve thousand deeds, in cluding thereunder leases, contracts or other instruments, and about six thou sand mortgages. The average cost of recording a deed was $2.25; of a mort gage, $2.75. So that during one year about $40,000 was paid to the Register for recording instruments in his office. V 1