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gulvftto. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING. TEEMS OF SUBSCRIPTION: » Copy one year - - - - " S 11 - one year ----- 1U * W TERMS—Cash In Advance. Address, ADVERTISER PUBLISHING CO., Cbdartjwn, Ga OLD SERIES—VOL., Vi: NO. 39. CEDARTOWN, GA., DECEMBER 1!, 1S79. NEW SERIES—VOL. I. NO. 52. Zht gulmto. ADVERTISING RATES. 1 inch 2 Inches- 3 inches. % column JML! 3 50 10 00 5 00,15 00 T SO'25 01' tfiOO 40 00 06 00 100 00 LOCAL NOTICES—Ten rents per line for one Insertion. For two or more insertions, five een.s per line each insertion. OBITUARY NOTICES—Charged at half rates. MY HD2BL!. BUr BS=U!FUL HOjT Oil. g ve ;ce. wiion day i-fdtcl uing, And suiMhine u flooding the west. My Ivy-dad mo nnd, where redining, i can watch the b.rds seeking their rest. And liet to their twitter of sorrow Whilst through the dew-breezes they roam To nestle and dream of to-morrow, In my.humble but beautiful home. Then give me, when moonlight is shedding Its brightness o’er floweret and tree, And star.-' like an army are treating To nature’s own music so free. An I then let me pensively wan Jer— Beneath the dark forest trees roam, And there on its loveliness ponder, In my humble but beautiful borne. Wben morn the gray Orient in eh'efcng With purple and vermiiiou hue. And myriads of insects are greeting First rays of the sun bursting through ; Then let me gaze’out w thout measur *, Whi e vapfers "ike sheeted ghost* roam, With a heart filled with innocent pleasure " In my humble but beautiful home. You may tell me of fame and ambition, **t)f ppmp^Bd weijpVs dazz in* array; * ofr thos - who Ike high in position And homage r^ce.ve every day ; But give me the one I love doareist, Away from me never to roam, Then-thou like an EdeH(«»ppeayest, My humble but beautiful home. A Woman's Siory. me. You have no cause ior jealousy, my love. Albert is heart-whole, and knows well that it is *ny wish to see him your husband. Knowing this,’ she added with haughty stemess, ‘he would not dare brave me by loving another.’ Then, with a swift return to her former tenderness, she con tinued: ‘My dear child, 1 trust you can make me happy by loving my handsome and noble son ?’ ‘Don’t rush into jealousy, Vi. Peri ; s a good and beautiful girl, but All»ert gives Jut only a cousinly affection. Though shie is no way dependent upon me pecuniarily, I promised her dying mother to give her' a home at GrtfysFell, as you know ; and you can see, my love, how very unpleasant it would-'make it* fur you to brood over a foolish jealousy? So, dear, put all that non sense out of yflfer- charming head and rqst assured that M right. My eyes are keen, and in the eighteen months she has been at Gray Fell must inevitably have ’ penetrated a secret of that kind.’ ‘Of course, mamma ls right, V J murmured as the door closed on lier imperial form, and I summoned Manton. But, my maid dismissed, I sat down jn my dressing-gown and stared at the glow ing coals, my though:s and feelings in an Motious \\m" 'After a tmle I f rose,' sigli- t ig-Hupatiently. ♦ SI can't sleep I will go down and get a tx#k” ; 'With the Words I crept out into the hall. B*imd traversed half its length- when the fpnnd of stealthy Steps on the stairs sent me with hated 1)reath behind the heavy -damask curtains of a window' near me. Burglars were in my mind, hot X made no outcry. The-next- minute the steps passed a fe\£*fefct f roift *hie, find “a was quickly undeceived. A voice I well knew murmured in hushed I had just entered my seventh year when my father, M. Veile, gave me a new mother in the person oftlie haudsomc and imperi-j tones, ‘Don’t grieve, my darliDg, it will all ous widow df one Colonel Lalor, and a come right. Only be patient, my own.’ brother in Mrs. Lalor’s only child, a boy of j And I felt more than heard the soft kiss twelve. that finished the sentence. Albert Lalor, with his handsome face, ‘Oh, Albert! Albert!’ she breathed fal- strong will and pleasant wavs, soon he- j teringly. ‘Where is it all to end? We came my master, ruling my impetuous h ave ( j one very, very wrong, dearest. And spirit with a success that no one else could. ■ ^ Albert, she loves you ! I saw it in Madame Viele looked on with a proud, i those great, passionate, dusty eyes of her’s self-satisfied smile, aijd more than once 1[ to-night, and in a vague terror of' the heard her murmur in her sweet, imperious 1 future I stared almost wildly at her as tones: ^ . ! Aunt Ray presented n;e.’ £TUev must marry, Philippe. Your Vi ‘Nonsense ! Do yo i want to make me mist be my Albert’s wife.’ ! vain ?’ Vouched my stepbrother softly. And Anainy father would laugh and nod his then he murmured in graver accents: ‘You bad cast there only* fow hours 1 eforc, he' . f.-w in„nir,e,.- to blind his eyes at the same time telling AnOw—Pa*. j k ”"* wrapped her tenderly au tiiuuvaHcl led inn, . . , „ him te keep still until we “cooped, which i A noted opium den, is located in Pacific The dance called the Snake Dance is per- to the door. . ^Detroit, was visited by the the Don. he always did, and then would hunt till he . street) Sa n Francisco. The front of the \ formed bytbe Moquis Indians every two ■ Then they paused and looked back a':®” Clark Jones, i-sq. a resident of a found everyone. How he would wag Las j building bears the appearance of having . a nd is resorted to as a means of pro- Madame Viele. -^-vnslnp not over fifty miles Irom Green- tall wllen we pra , S ed.hmi for it! | witiistood storm and weather for many a 'Liating Hie spirit of the summer rain to ‘Farewell, mother,’ they said, softly,. M ch. The Honorable stood flyout j V ell, those happy days of childhood are i year . Here and there are patches of paint, ^ eud abuuda n t 9 h 0 wers to fructify the ‘and Heayen*>rgive us and vou!’ . “* f88t hs f h m , 1118 , boot8 - had h ? lr a . nd past, hut I often recall them, and I always j but m0 re often the boards are plain. There carth and make the crop8 grow. The corn • Madame gazed stonily at them .withou*| whiskies about the color of light oak grain- fee, so glad tliat we played pleasantly. 11 i s a lso a narrow show-window bearing the , D]#nted in t i ie mo j st sand of the mess, word or gesture, and they sighed and turoef > n « and w , hen he , ?P ob ® lie had a hablt . of cmiuot remember that we ever quarrelled j i eg end that beer can be obtained at five wi ^ bom nr ,. vious preparation ofthe ground, away. : drawing down his left eye and slapping an d said cross, angry words to eaeli other, j cots per glass. The doorway is narrow, f^thtplow is unknown to the tribe, and E F S. Directly tka. hall door clanged heavily \ - . . . . after them. As it did so my stepmother j p . e ^° e f° me tlme ance > 40(1 now > M lie ex ‘ j me sad, for I know that they will regret t &qo& calnflf to me *~ ‘I am sorry for you, Vi,’ she saTaitrierly, in sfSjty, ev§p tones.' ‘Let us go to bed. ’ Ab*i«ritl*iirm step and. erect form she led me up t§^iy room. There she kissed m the doeir: ‘FrgnvtiWttioment they arjjead to us. ^ener mc2||pn their names again l 1 plained: j deeply in the days to come. Children can ‘•lam sort o’travelin’ on my dig. and not a } wa ys be together. The days, weeks am a calkerlatin’ to call on the Detroit j all( j years pass all too swiftly, family circlfs Justices and see how they ’ei up.” j a re broken, schoolmates separated aud^cat- He was accompanied to one of the nu- j ter« iL and childhood, fresh and fre6, is gone saying calmly- as she closed merous “foundries” on Griswold street, j foicwi r. ' ° introduced by name, and the way he got. Of the little company who played so doy n to business was charming- Kemov- j happily on the old way-side rock, two are s inghis hat and blowing his nose with great: sleeping the last, long sleep. The rest are It w5is V aSuver now. I hdi sated ray* v *S or » extended a five-cent cigar and' scattered—one here, one there—far ’from TeuCT . can * ce *V' " ’* • - • - «at down with the remark: I tL»-Kia/>oa in rhiMhnnd ‘It is weH 1’ I said, as my kead touched my pilloW. J The davs came and went. My step- - - , _ • u t v. j i • i— mother was erect, cold and imperious'as j ^ a 3*- %Dosh. I wish I had your place m . a m<Mig which will ever be “ahe Old Half ever. £T0t by word, look or tone did she P 8 ‘™“- }° a mu8t have three or four way House.” betray her secret suffering. But at the end , a weea.’ , of a year she had lost every vestige of youth I The Detroit J ustice modestly replied that and health. A pale, gaunt old woman, she be sometimes had thirty. sat in her chair now. ■ , aW f mtS a ,"“ k! 8 . h °'‘ lt<:d the “Hon.' as he slapped his leg with tremen sat down with "the remark: , | the Spaces we loved in childhood. “Have a smoke? Now, then if you are j And so sad memories often mingle with busy I won’t take up over two hours of! t ho uappy ones as I re-visit my dear old your time; if not, I want to talk to you all i hoiM>, with all its familiar scenes, chief One morning she called me to her. It was on my nineteenth birthday. •‘Vi/ she said, curtly, fit’s all Dead Sta fruit.’ I gazed at her, dimly comprehending her meaning. Then she said: , • ‘They have a little daughter, Vi, and they have named her after me—Hay L^lor, Vi. Shall we have them back, Vi V She looked at me wistfully. There was a brief strife between the good and the evil, and then I replied It is Dead Sea fruit, mamma. We will have them back. I can look upon Albert as my brother now.’ ‘Thank Heaven!’, exclaimed Madame Viele. And three days later /Ylbert, Peri and the little Hay were established at Gray Fell- John Lcafarr left Fort Lincoln in 1875 as a packer for Custer’s little band, which rode to tlieir death that bright summer’s day on the Little Big Horn. When the fight began „ _ , „ the packtrain was three miles distant ; and head approvingly, evidently well pleased sa y w e have done wrong, darling. Remem- was attacked by tiie Indians. The packers with the idea. i her that we had to choose between twO:were 6eyenJnnumber,andwcreimmediate- But these happy days slipped by all too evils. Remember that my mother pos-1 ly ^ifceW. Only one escaped—John rapidly. k : sess<«-^m*'ir»)n» w^lL • fihe would have i Leafarr. The instant after the attack the My father died. AlWft’w* finishing ^oiShd'iis T5otb to powc&r father than con- j horBe which rode was shot dead. An- liiy collegiate course. I, in accordance with my father's will, was sent to Paris to be finished mndey the card of liis old and valued friend, Madame Duponte. Four hear. j back, and started at a lull gallop. The | dous force. - “Why, I never average over two, even in the wet season, and if I am considered the biggest gun in my county what must folks think of you? I suppose you run over half the town, dotj’t, you?” The Detroiter blushed and evaded an answer by picking up the stranger’s card and asking how ne got the \JHuji,” before his name. *1 put it there,” was the honest reply. “If a Justice of the Peace isn't just as much of an ‘Hon.’ as anybody else, then I want to know why. Don’t look bad on the card, does it? Generally takes a stranger down a peg or two when I shove it under his nose.” After some general conversation regard ing law books, the “Hon.” remarked: “Now I want to ask how you fellows work up business down here. Do you lay in with a fighter to raise rows and riots and slip around yourself and plant the seeds for law suits?’’ The Detroiter indignantly repudiated the idea. “Well, all right—no harm done. I dop’t do that way my self, either. I never encourage a., maa. until he comes for the papers^ j, Another question: Do the lawyers [address yoq. as ‘Your Honor?” ai ac e The Detrofter pondered over the idea for some time-.smd then answered that he .» ~~~ grown to a certain height, and by an old blind screen.. Having once gained B( , eds nioisteniriirfroin the clouds, prepara- admittance, the visitor found himself in l^ons are made for the granfLanake dance, front of a bar with nothing remarkable; ^ deep an( ] w i<le excavation is made in the about it save that the bottles and glasses dirt floor of one of the i arge st houses in the had a dingier and dirtier look about them ^ 1!age> and dl( . whole tribe go out to than usual, even for so low a place. Be- huilt glm e ea These they catch with their hind the bar was the proprietor, an old, . jlJ1[JlLs and bring them iQ twined around wicked-looking fellow, bicar-eyed and un- dieir necks7 CXJ ,| td to t i, e i r bosoms, or clean. Tiie bar and saloon are but blinds wrapped around their legs and arms. All for the unwary. Near the back of the sa- j kinds Q f snakes arc captured—the rattler, loon was a narrow door leading to apart- v jp er> the moccasin, the blue racer,'*the meats above. These are used as opium- Wacki the terj tbe green, spotted—in dens, aud in them squalor, dirt and filth every variety existing in the country, reign supreme. Oue room was square. 10 Thege to thc nnmber of several himdredare by LWeet in size. Ranged on one side • j n the pit in the floor, and the mouth were with straw mattresses, black; ig covercd ovcr witil a buffalo robe, the and shiny with filth. Benches were ranged ; hai ide down to preV ent the reptiles along the other side of the room and m t f rom crawling oat and escaping. Then a . . , . ,, , ^aljqui thiiccmra.atoodasmalj.rick^r.qable; ce rtain nuinh-r of the old men. dance A most remarkable accidenUiappened _at^ Ajtrtlieoiimin pipes upon it. Tins room | around the pil> chant i n g monotonous songs was presided, over b\' au. old crone fill} i and paffing upon the imprisoned serpents to A Frlglitfol Fall. the Hale and Norcross mine, Colorado, on changing shifts. When about six hundred feet from the bottom, at a point where there is an irregular place in the guides, the cage suddenly lurched to one side, throw ing the men to the other, Patrick Holland, wlro was on the outside, was crowded off. Instead of falling to the bottom aud being daalicd to pieces, he was safely lodged oil a wall-piate. The other men on the cage ’ u sent to what we’— j mhtfrliofa^'-xvithoat saddle or bridle, stood ; ^ouo-h* they did. ‘Yes, yes, I know,’ sighed Peri, before ' close by, afld Laefan^noosed a rope, placed , “fhat’s the wa ltl he could finish the sentence I was panting it on the horse's mouth, jumped upon bis ! . j » Qur -that's correct. There : way who used to address years la*er I returned to my step-mother. ‘Then cease to grieve, darling,’ lie whis-1 firing and yelling were ceaseless. ... .j ** —* — — aild Ltllilui. UUHU vllv iluDl Idullnu obi iiuiiio the 2*1 A cagewith six men.was coming place(I a(UQUg l!ie surimindiwjg- her dull | intercede with the Spirit of the Clouds to up the dmft^t .lj_pclodt—«he toato eyes aud -Languid naivemeats indica- aend rain „ p<m tUe ,b irs ting cornfields. A £hc was the victim of, the deadly : body of younger men next form a circle drug. Everything about her pointed to the around the pit aud g0 through a similar fact that nothing m ems world can he any- , cer0 , a0Dy . Then come the old women thing but a dreary blank-to her; her wants w h 0 have a different chant, then the young awl amliitions are satiated with a pipe ol raamcd wolHe „ then then the boys, and opium. The reporter entertri-thc room • fiuaIly thc vir , dna wit h their hair done up and was met by a sickening odor, as u the , j n j^., and q lcn f or a f ew moments a very air and walls were impregnated with , ank)!i . n s ji ence prevails dui^ig which the .. , n ; death m its very vilest form, ltieroom at . hiasinv of the serpents and the shrill sound supposed he had fallen into the suuift of| tno time was unoccupied by any one but Qf the f r rattle9 are heard under the buffalo couise. ^ lien they reached the surface | the attendant, who■ listlessly asked if the , Then the buffalo rolie is removed. ^ Sf t , he ,„T al ^L“1h^ ti* \ (Wrt-dto 10 TJ”*^ : and 'then the men and bovs leap into the started back to tbe sump to gather up the lna t 1V e answer was given. “Then give luc' , , ,. p i,ri n ,r 9 " forth a snake fragments of the body. As they appro, iched^ and I’ll fill your pi f .”-LThe I ho'dsTn his m^ut.r SoUuue^ tse place in the Shalt where the man was'I money was handed her; slle to.k cp sev , man will emerge with two or three small Lmwu off they heard a voire belon them 1 erSl pipes, put the stems one almramother ( 6nJlkc . 3 iu hi , m ° uth . As each man cm- tc.lmg them to go slow They did not imo her mouth and began blowing mto i erge s from the pit with his mouth full of k-Jow wliat to make of the strange dis- them. When she finally found the one she ; ^ ' f |1 „ „ d dow , k eavery, never- supposing it posable for wanted, she quickly rubbed the moisture mo9t perpemlieuiar side of Ihe mesa untU Holland to be any where else than at thc j „fl the mouth-piece with the dirty sleeve »f ; hc mme * u the lain and there gr eatly re . bobom. When they saw tarn safe on ber dress and handed it to thevisitor say-.^ 1(;a3tg bi3ca p ti TOs, who at once take to ttie his narrow perch they could scarely be lev e ing “ There, .fix it for yourself-bere s the i and ^ ick| ^ disappcar . After the their eyes. Any one who has ascended a I st uff.» On being told that the reporter did I £ u t^n emptied the men examine the rfcaft knows haw rapidly the wall plates , not understand manipulating it, she deftly J bounds on thir arms breasts and faces, and li| by when the lantern ,s held so as to , put her long bony forefinger into tbe yar; if blood has been drawu they know that l^ng then, toview. 1 he cage from which containing the opium and rolled a small | the fa „ gso fa rattler have entered tlieir Auand was thrown rooming up at the ! quantity of it between her thumb and fin-: flegh and ^ )o3c no time in applying the ufiualrate of speed How tbe man could ger; she then placedat into a sum 1 hole in; antidote . iIr . JIateer witnessed oue of possildy have beentodged on one of these | the pipe, saying: “ Is that enengli, or do j these 8Qake dance9 of tho Moqtus recently rteces ot timber_w ithoul being yammed by , y ua want more?" On being told thatat j ^ was horrified at the sight. He saw the from the arms and breasts ho bore the pain with j • i;T.| fraw i , 7 • ' _ a it a i ; stoic indifference, and seemed to take pleas- T? e r. e htt,e “landing room for j the pipe is lighted and a few puffs taken. ; ur0 jn the infliction . They believed that pieces oi umuer wuuoui ueiug juuimeu yy ( you want more-?' Un Dcing told tliat. it; &nd wag j lorr jg ed at tipi cage or knocked off as it went past him j wa8 suflicient, she pointed to one of the !»i i rosin t in a- fmn a- wonder. The wall plate is a square i bunks, to which the reporter, with a slmd-! of t}l g j nd j ana Jmher, fourteen by sixteen inches, so that j de r, retired. At-a small lamp on the table ! , • i nd iff ere nce an Laefarr ‘ COUr ^ ^ Jones plain Jones. Just be- lHolland while he was waiting for the cage J The sensation is indescribable; a sleepy lan-1 ’ Y\c was ; cause he got a little more mail than I did , come down and rescue him. If the ; guor pervades the whole body, a pleasant | d more savago the snakes became and the deeper the wounds inflicted, the more co pious would be the shower. What lie Spuke. light that he could look j tingling from head to foot ensues, and with the six | the tilth and bust puff, dreamy unconscious- bottom J ness overtakes the victim. De Quincey’s nerve to j confessions of jra opium-eater do not de- darkness scribe those of an opium-smoker, although I Therc waa a crowd of them standing and . Ee Oif all mining shafts is a point in favor of the feeling must be somewhat similar. The I smi around and 0 n the Courthouse steps couldn t bluff me he came right to tur.e.ff ;be miners preserving their coolness waen strangest dreams overtake the unconscious tobaeco iuiee on the stone pave- When this court 13 in scssson she is on her rnljjced in ticklish positions. A couple of ; sleeper, the pipe falls from his hands, his ° . ... parted her lips', arid kissing me tenderly,; biri^d'my-face in tli’ tiger akin eqvering; the chasnq predeningdeath three to death IfThrt^to’mn'oS’the^.elidieT “T ^!*“ fT?- li ! id * an f, the vMoDS . tb f she added : ! -a pile of soft, veiling hassocks Ti» the hands bf.the Indians. Ureing his ! £ “P^ ld If 1 haYe t0 CaI1 0,lt thc jfcoss a shaft 2,000 feet from, the bottom : pass before ins drugged fancy are amply ‘You are beautiful, my Wiild—far more, -Lost! lost to' me!’ I moaned in my horse to his highest speed, he made tl.el tod ° £ conversation ''^ UP ° n „' f ‘, 0 " S ' dci ‘ c ! ous ' No drea “ pleasure, no fan- beautiful than 1 imagined. - Albert will be fierce agony. And then, starting upright, : fearful k-ap. aud cleared the gap, but the : ™ thrn^e i f? ° ? r f ,h^ 1 C “;? 5®“^ C ? D tbe f 8 “ nes “ nd {mnB charmed. Ah, a blush, dearest? You. I panted with vcngclul breath. ‘But what. uo htehorse fell dead a few rods from t:.e ".j*’® i ad , b ‘ ’ hrokf out vvbh- ‘ he M£>« sliaft prevents the tbouglit ol^ the . called up in the visions of the opmm-smo- have dbt. forgotten my ohihQHc, l Jbyt«Mutcuce V•; &* 1 } t ,'pn:c\picpi riddled wJUi huUetg. John ! X: 7 ^ ' ^ aful alnss bciow .>eingconstant!} present, j ker. lifter half an hour of perfect content breath, aa ^he Iu a .id me oil. a. moment. aud . elntdiirfg at my heart-strings. j wag headed off on both Sides, and a deep, keenly scrutinized me with her great, lqsrj .With a Stifled -cry I fluug mytelf pas-; yawniijg precipice, twenty feet wije, was trous black eves. ^ Then a Warm smile gionately .dn the rug before the fire aud before him/ The desperate boy headed for ;‘ 0h i.|^ r &s8 another thjn^ Ho you D 0 -*^, ft Justices always decide in lav Jr of the’ crawled'from under”nlm, and He' slmied . .. to run was shot in the body. Half a mile j distant was a belt of timber, whose friendly j Xhc Detrolt Ju8tice bllsbe a deP ply and shelter he was seeking/ Barefoo ed. weak; hesitated t0 , when the “lion.” re- and faint from loss of blood, and the bullets ■ mar k ed . raining after him, the boykept on with all j .q aIways dn It . If tUe defend- I the speed he eouid over'the prickly pears ; Rntg ]aw i8 a ' pUlty good fellow, and if I onH Bham.nmntpn Qtr»n#*a I he lndianK , J \ J ° , he seems to feel the respect due to my posi tion, I give him a verdict now and then to come, come, dear; the air is bitterly keen, i they' And gathering up the shining length of And then I paused and stared breatli- her black satin She swept queen-like before i e88 ]y a t the glowing coals, mo, pausing only long enough in the hall “Ah! 1 will watch! I will watch!’ I to allow a kindly word or two to the assem- muttered later. bled servants. j And I shivered at the sound of my own Then, with a rare condescension, she led | 0Wf relentless voice. me up stairs to my chamber. j I did watch. I aud sharp-pointed stones. The Indians As we entered, the dressing-room she * Night after night they stole an hour of stopped ou the other side of the precipice, ! glanced at the timepiece and turned to my . blissful peace in the ante-room of the dim. i and the boy succeeded in making the tim-! encou , . „ maid: / old library, and night after night I was ber. HqrehSlay three days without food; xiiev had'some further talk about iurv ‘Take mademoiselle s wraps, Manton, ruthlessly on their track. But in vain I or water, and very weak from the loss of j decisions and-the stramrer rose to g-o sav- shc said quickly and impenouslv, and then listened to their fond speech. The unfin-1 blood. The fourth morning he got up and i. 3 lay out some of her handsomest dresses;’ . j s bcd sentence I had caught in the hall ! attempted to walk, but only walked fifteen i T <w ,, t«i afrA i n tWniiftPrnoon As adding smilingly, as her eyes returned to a b 0 ve remained unfinished. j or twenty feet when he fell down exhaust-! t • • ’blamed frauds—blamed me, ‘I shall superintend your toilet this, But one wild, bleak ' night, a month ( ed. fliere Crow Indians saw him as he ! evening, my dear. Dinner will be served later, my task was ended. W ith stifled . fell, made signs and started toward him, in less than an hour, and I want you to ap-1 breath I noiselessly crept from the library j but he did not know a Crow from a Sioux, pear at your best when you descend to the ! t 0 ni y stepmother’s chamber. j and eniptiea his revolver at them. The drawing-room! Albert shall be dazzled at j gj ie ga t, j n b er dressing gown before the Crows finally came up and took him to first sight.’ ' fire, lost in an enchanting book. At my i Rena’s command. Arriving there the hoys When wc entered the brilliantly lighted stealthy and unceremonious entrance she | told him his hair was white, hut he did be- drawing-room it was tenanted by two per-1 glanced up. lieve them until a mirror was procured, and sons—a handsome, kingly-looking man, | ‘Great Heaven !’ she cried, dropping her ! be was appalled to find that his hair, which whom I recognized at once as ray step- > book aud staring at me in alarm. ‘Are five days before was black as a raven’s brother, and a tall, slender girl with; y OU ju ? yi ? heavenly blue eyes, pearly skin and a shim-1 i laughed a harsh, short laugh, mering crown of pale, golden hair. | ‘Only transferred into a Nemesis, A faint damask tinted the girl's cheek as mamma.’ we entered, and I noticed that the gentle- j ‘A Nemesis!’ echoed my stepmother in man rose with suspicious haste from the slow tones of profound amazement, the chair very close to her own. 1 fancied, j next instant adding impetuously, ‘You too, that he had even more hastily dropped look like a beautiful spirit from Hades !’ one of the dainty white hands toying with j i shrugged my shoulders with another a bunch of blue forget-me-nots that matched | harsh laugh. a tiny cluster half hidden iu the flossy gold j ‘Come ! I said imperiously. ‘Come and of her lovely hair. 1 ! I will show you my Hades 1’ I had heard of this fair girl, and that her She stared at me wonderingly, and half home would henceforth be at Gray Fell. ' shrunk as my icy little hand clasped hers. But for thc first time it occurred to me that j ‘Softly, madame!’ I whispered, as we she might be destined to step between me left her room. and the man 1 had slowly learned to think j Directly she was standing at the slightly ojeu door, at which I had so often stood. wing, was now white as snow. He was taken on a steamboat to Fort Lincoln, where he remained five months in the hos pital. and finally recovering, drifted into Montana. frauds. When a defendant demands a jury in my court, he demands to be hanged to him! Why, just look at the idea of a jury fooling away two or three hours on a case that you or I could decide according to law —according to law boiled right down and sliced fine for the occasion.” Tl»e Half-way House. In my childhood, my favorite place for play was a large flat rock half-way between my own home and the home of our nearest neighbor. There we met nearly every day in pleasant weather, and many happy hours we spent in plays which children only can appreciate or enjoy. When our tasks were clone or lessons learned, Addie and I, and sometimes our younger brother and sister, would turn our eager steps toward this old rock; and, at a given signal, Jemmie, Chrialie and Nell would ioin us at the half way house as ready as we were for an ‘ *' the rock, by the road- boats to his office in this city. Last year, | side, we had removed the sodfroma^cu- when Capt. Black was outside the associa- ’ tion, that enterprising ship-owner brought several dozen Belgian carrier pigeons and was training them for use, when he decided Carrier Pigeon* ; Sea. Mr. Joseph Cooper, who is now working a towboat line outside of the Towboat As sociation, at New Orleans, and who has in consequence no rights and privaleges with regal’d to the telegraph line of the Associa tion, has hit upon a novel method of getting . ^ his despatches transmitted from his tow- ( hour s play. N [and rest tlip victim wakes up to find that reuse* cornea Ahe-v.^ ing raent, and telling not over-polite yarns, as is the custom of men, when the monotony was relieved by the appearance of a woe begone-looking pedestrian. He was evi dently one of those long-distance walkers and liis general make-up did not leave the impression that he was a man of very great wealth, or that hc was of particularly _ - - ^ - * He , — jr elevated social position when at home. Among the countless forms of walking racking brain, me nentt fcrb IO rm*rt ifefcutfn:: nnt. and running matches now in vogue, there , times its usual size, and the feeling about j over bright, hc was meat for the crowd 'at is one which was a great favorite at sea in the heart is most painful. On the report- j once ^ a nd they all began on him in the the days of long voyages, and is still fre- er's awakening he found the room occupied 1 g Cn ^ e and soothing planner characteristic quently to be met with. Thirty pieces of by others who had arrived in the meantime } of the top dog in a fight. After every fel- ship-biscuit are laid along the deck a yard j One man was already asleep in the bunk ; j ow h ad pu tin a shot, and the peripatetic apart, and the man who can pick them up ; above. On the bench, awaiting their turn, and bring them hack to the starting point, j were two females, one of them closely oue by one, in the shortest time, wins : veiled, but decently dressed. The other the day. A very well contested “biscuit t was of the lowest class ; yet in spite of her race” of this kind lately took place on hoard j squalid appearance, her bloated looks, the a South Atlantic steamer, between two of crime depicted in every feature, she looked the second-class stewards. The first who 1 as if some time in her life she must have started, a slim, active young fellow of; been very attractive. Her hair, tran- twenty-three years, was the favorite with bled and unkempt, was fine and of beauti the majority,- but some of the “knowing of only too tenderly. ... With a sharp, jealous pang . I extended i I felt her nails sink deep in the palm of w my hand to Albert Lalor, who had hastened , my hand as her blazing eyes rested on the again to en^r the association. Having no to me, his fine eyes glowing with admira- j scene beyond. 1 heard her breath come in . further use for the birds, he did not know tiox and pleasure. " ! swift, angry gusts. j what to do with them, until Mr. Cooper . His greeting was cordial, and evidently j For a full minute she stood thus. Then, j came around, made inquiries and bought pleased his mother. 1 dropping my hand, she flung back the door j them. Mr. Cooper constructed a cote ‘But why don’t you kiss her, my son, as and swept into the dimly lighted room. j back of his office, and therein put the in the old days ?’ she smiled gayly. * | The pair sitting so lovingly before the j pigeons. In a day or two these latter be- And with an answering smile, Albert 1 fire started to their feet, Peri with a sharp ; came domesticated in their new quarters, bent his grand head aud pressed his bearded cry of anguish. Albert’s first words were ( For some time past they have been regu- lips lightly to mine. given to her: j larly employed in bringing in messages ‘Ain what a charming blush!’ laughed 1 ‘Be brave, my love!’ he smiled down ! f r0 m the tow-boats at the pass, and Mr. my stepmother, touching my glowing check ' upon her iu accents of melting tenderness, j Cooper is delighted with his arrangement, caressingly with Der soft, white fingers. | But his lips were white aud his eyes The carrier-pigeon in this service is swifter 1 smiled, but my heart throbbed pain- glowing. ! than the telegraph. For example: When a fully under thc ruoy velvet bodice tliat be- : ‘What means all this ?’ demanded Ma- Cooper towboat takes charge of a vessel say came me so well. Beneath the pressure of dame Viele, in awfully hushed tones, gaz-. & t the distance of thirty miles off shore, a those bearded lips my wayward woman’s ing from one to the other with an anger ; pigeon is turned loose. The fleet bird cir- heart had leaped from tenderness to a full, | b fore which oven my fierce spirit quailed. ■ c les around a moment and strikes a bee-line fierce, passionate love. \ “It means this, my mother,’ replied for home. The distance straight is about I lifted my eyes, lustrous with the new- Albert, unfalteringly, as he paced forward . loo miles, which the pigeon traverses in born feeling, to the handsome, smiling face ; and circled more closely the slender form ; al>out one hour and a quarter. Should an ot my brother,-and again my heart swelled «f the pallid girl beside him. ‘It means association boat meet a vessel so far from with'jealous pain at sight of its unruffled that for three months Peri has been my land, a despatch can not be sent till three calm. ! wife’— • j hours thereafter, i. e., not till the vessel is But the next moment Madame Viele ; ‘Wife!’ gasped mp stepmother, stagger- ; towed to the telegraph station at Port claimed my attention. | ing back as if she had received a blow. I Eads. ‘Vi, dearest, my great-niece, Peri Hoi- And then she screamed, pleadingly: ‘Not j brook.’ She smiled. ! your wife, Albert ?’ I turned my eyes from Albert's face to ‘Yes, mother, my wife,’ he returned,] A Memphis refugee came through on the He Got The Bulge < lar plot of ground, tilted it with rich earth and planted flowers of many kinds. To be sure we often had to work hard to keep down the weeds and grass, aud in dry weather the flowers had to be watered; but we did it all willingly because it was our own especial property. Near by was an other smaller rock which often served'as a house for part of us; and so dividing into two families, the eldest of each family act ing as “mother” and “doing the honors,” we made aud returned calls and visits in great style. Sometimes we carried bits of cake, pie, etc., from home to set before our guests; but oftener prepared our own food. There were gooseberries, strawberries, raspberries aud blackberries, each in their season, within a few rods of our rock; and close by were two large Gravensteur trees which each year yielded us rich red apples. These fruits we could use as we pleased, and from them we prepared many a meal. I cannot but smile as I tlitnk of the pies we used to make. I wonder if my little read ers can guess what we used for pie crust. Well, I’ll tell you. Our “mothers” would send us, after ber ries and apples, and raspberry*leaves; and we very obediently went and generally re turned with a good supply. Then the one who had company to tea would take a raspberry leaf, place a spoonful of berries meet the eager half-affrighted gaze of the sadly aud firmly, while great tears rolled Memphis and Charleston railroad the other or a slice of an apple upon it and cover golden-haired girl I could not but admire, over Peri’s white face. We grieved to do evening and stopped at Wauliatchie, the I bowed, and somewhat coldly accepted it secretly, mother, but’— 1 quarantine station for Chattanooga, where the proffered hand, and answered the few [ My stepmother lifted her hand. She had , was met by the enterprising officers of musical words of gentle welcome. Then I quite recovered herself now. that enterprising village, involuntarily flashed a swift glance at ‘Silence !’ she continued in those awfully | After he had been thoroughly inspected, AJb er t. ; hushed tones. ‘Ask no forgiveness ? Ask the refugee remarked: Ah, how the blood leaped through my ! no blessing ! Peri, go ! Leave this house, j “See here, mister, do you live in Cliat- veins! And how I hated the charming now ana forever. Go^or Stay, as you will; tanooga?” creature standing before 'me, so regally but know that from this hour I never speak ; “Yes,” said the officer, graceful and sweet. Yes, I hated her, for to you again. From this hour know your | “Well, do you propose to stop me in that there could be no mistaking the brooding , blessing my bitterest curse!’ i town?” tenderness and passion with which my l ‘Mother’ | “No sir; we popose to see that you don t stepbrother was regarding her. I ‘Silence!’ again commanded my step- 8 top.” But onlv for an io&tant did his eves mother, in fearfully concentrated tones.; “Well,” remarked the refugee, “lm n?i _ - .. „ f betray him; and as the pleasant hours of ‘Go! Not a word ! Put that creature forth g ] ad G f that. I would as soon have a spell and was a. at^d^dog the evening flew by, 1 grew half disposed at once!’ pointing her white finger at Pen s G f the yellow fever as to stop in that burgh He was the kindest, best-natuirca ^ ine evening iiew ! y,^i ^ x -__ t ,i looc t tLrnmrh «t tho rate of tweniv ; I ever saw, and we used to have lots of with another leaf; this we called a pie. It took lots of pies for each tea time, but we never grew tired of them. Slices of apples we called bread and cake; berries served for sauce. These rare dishes were often rendered more toothsdme by the ad dition of lumps of sugar which were given hs at home, aad jvhieh we always kept for our tea parties. Our dishes were broken bits of china which we had collected and kept for our own use. Besides those of our company already spoken of, there were two large rag-babies and old Rover, our neighbor's dog, who always came with the fill color. The eyes were large and well set, although it became painful to look into them, their expression being so wild, so wretchedly unhappy; her hands were small and well-formed in spite of their redness and dirt, they showing in strange contrast to the closely-veiled woman sitting next to her, who wore kid gloves. “ Here’s your pipe,” said the old crone, handing it toward the two women. Both made a jump for it, and the cloSClj-veiled female being the one nearest, secured it without any ceremony, showing that she was well acquainted \\ ith the place. SJie lighted he* pipe, took her bunk and wai soon lost to every thing save that which the opium fumes created in her brain. Cremation In America. ones”, shook their heads at his commencing with the nearest pieces, and leaving the hardiest work to the bust. He made good time, however, though showing visible signs of exhaustion toward the end; but his wary opponent, knowing himself to be the Weaker man, flew at once to the far end of the line, thus making each successive journey shorter than the last. As the race neared its close, the excitement became in tense. Many of the passengers shouted and gesticulated as eagerly as the sailors them selves, and the motley crowd swaying to and fro in the lantern light, (night had al ready fallen,) the shouts of encouragement from one side and of outspoken ridicule from the other, the loud ami frequent ap peals to the time-keeper, and the flying fig ure of the runner in his striped shirt and jaunty white pantaloons, leaping, turning and darting backward and forward like a snake, made a very picturesque scene. The second man proved the conqueror, but only after a hard struggle, his time being 9 min utes and 15 seconds, to his antagonist’s 9:25. A Sagacious -Newfoundland Dog. A. gentleman put a marked shilling under a stone by the wayside, first showing it to his Newfoundland dog. The gentleman then, with his friend, rode forward three miles; and then the dog received his signal from his master to return back for the shil ling. The dog turned hack ; the gentlemen rode home, but to tlieir disappointed and surprise, the hitherto faithful messenger did not return during the day. It appeared he had going to the spot where the shilling had been deposited but the stone being too weighty for his strength to move, he had staid howling at the place until two horse man, riding up and attracted by his seeming distress, stopped to look at him, when one of them, alighting, removed the stone, and seeing the shilling, put it into his pocket, not conceiving it to be the object of the dog’s search, The dog followed tlieir horses for twenty miles, remained undisturb ed in the room where they supped, followed the chambermaid into the bed-chamber and secreted himself, under one of the beds. The possessor of the shilling hung histiow- sers upon a nail by the bedside; but when both travelers were asleep the dog took them in his mouth, and, leaping out of the ...... . - ;1 __ • window, left open on account of the sultry heat, reached his master s home with his prize, when, from memoranda in the pockets, everything but the shilling was enabled to be returned to the owner and the singular circumstances elucidated. The statement is made that but six in stances of cremation have occurred in the United States, so far as known. The first was that of Colonel Henry Laurens, a mem ber of the military family of George Wash ington, and a great favorite of the first President. His body was cremated in South Carolina in 1790. The second was j dinner. I ’a’n’t et nothin’ for two weeks had said nothing, one of the party took it upon himself to discover who and what he was, as the deliberation of all of them had not resulted in determining his nationality. “Well, sir,” the inquisitor began, while the tramp looked at him with a face as full of expression as a wooden Indian,—“well, sir, you look like you had walked all the way from Bismarck land. Do vou speak German?” The tramp shook his head. “Do you speak French, then?” Another shake. “Nor Spanish?” Shake. “Italian?” More shake. “Danish?” Shake again. “Irish?” Shake again. “Welsh?” More of the same sort. “Hebrew, Latin, Greek, Choctaw, Sans crit, Chinese, Copt, Arabic, Turkish, Rus sian?” A whole paragraph of shakes followed this; and the questioner began to look brightened at the job he had undertaken. But he went ahead. “Well, if you dont speak any of these, what do you speak?” “English, ’ said the tramp, in a still, small voice; “and I’d like to have a nickel to buy a suit of clothes and get me my that of another South Carolinian, Henry Barry, who lived and was cremated injjthe vicinity of Marion. The third was the Baron de Palm,.cremated in the furnace erected by Dr. Le Moyne, in Washington, Pa., in December, 1876. The fourth was that of Mr. Winslow, of California, crema ted in Salt Lake City, in a temporary fur nace erected by his command by the ad ministrators of his estate. The fifth was but railroad spikes and gravel, and I’m gittin’ kind o’ lou«somelike behind my weskit buttons.” He got more than a nickle, and the able questioner had to set ’em up for ihe crowd. The Bull and the Devil Fi»h. One day the writer of this article was walking in Motto, Japan, near the sea the child of Julius Kircher in his own fur-1 beach, when he heard the bellow of a bull, Dace in New York city in the fall of 1877. The sixth was that of Mrs. James Pitman, of Cincinnati; in the cremator}- at Washing ton, Pennsylvania, in February, 1878. Since that time more than sixty applica tions were made to the late Dr. Le Moyne for prospective cremation, which were de clined for the reason that it was not intend ed to be followed as a business, and for the and went in the direction of the noise. He was then witness of an extraordinary com bat between some cuttle fish and a bull. An enormous poulpe, with bright purple eyes and tentacle’s six feet long, had attack ed the quadruped. Throwing its amis around the body, the monster tried to make for the water with its captive. Meanwhile, other octopi, in large urmbers and of great further reason that he constructed his ere- size, swarmed on to the shore, which seem- matory at Washington, Pennsylvania solely for the incineration of his own body, which intention will be carried out under his will. Greatest aud Best- The greatest cataract in the world is the Falls of Niagara; the largest cavern, the .Mammoth Cave of Kentucky; the largest to lau<di at inv iealous pain. Nevertheless, bowed head. I want to go through at the rate of twenty,- - . . ■ . . when^my stepmother followed me to my , ‘Say you forgive, mother,’ pleaded miles an hour, with the car windows down , fun with him. Sometimes we dre room 1 smiled l”htlv. Albert. ‘Say’— and I will hold my use then. A man may «P >" Jacket and cap, and led him abo ‘Peri is very lovely, mamma, and Albert ‘Silence!’ aimo3t thundered Madame survive the yellow fever, but an hour in | hyjji 8 ^^Pawa-^He^ade^a vciy_i seems to admire her.’’ ] Viele, her face ghastly as the dead. Chattanooga is sure death.” , , .. Madame Viele turned a glance upon me , lie turned away then. —— that rovered mv face with a flood of color, i ‘Come, my darling, we will go, he mur- . —General Grant’s hou - _ - ■ w _ •Nav. nay,’s'he laughed softly the next' mured with infinite tenderness to Pori. thas been thoroughly repaired, aud is stoo^ Jhe game as weUas any of . inslauq windin'-’ ■ -->«tlv »hoijt' And catching up a cloak and hood -ht' readv • ““ u- - vio I spectable-looking dog and seemed to enjoy I it hugely. He used to play “hide-and- Galena ! seek” with us, tco, and I think he under- • receive its owner. How to Detect Poison Ivy The poison ivy and the innocuous kind differ in one particular, which is too easy of remembrance to be overlooked by any on# who is interested enough in the brilli- ant-hued leaves of autumn to care forgath ering them—the leaves of the former grow in clusters of three and those of the latter in fives. As somebody has suggested in a juvenile story book, every child should be taught to associate the five leaves in a clus ter with the fingers on the human hand, and given to understand • that, when these numbers agree, they can be brought into contact with perfect safety. It may spare our reader# no little suffering to bear this point In mind during their October ramble# in the I elds. ed ttfffie alive with their big, round heads. Some of them assisting their comrades, soon like him attacked the bull, draggingil down to the sea. Their quarry, however, made a brave resistance, and succeeded in goring its first foe in the head and belly and shak ing itself free from its embrace. Before it could escape, however, it was firmly held by a still larger monster, while others took solicitious care of the wounded one. The unfortunate beas*’s bellowing attracted a crowd of fishermen to the spot. One of these, stronger and braver than his fellows, his limbs swayed in straw bandages, and a sharp knife in his hand, boldly rushed to the largest valley, that of the Mississippi- its area 5,000 square miles; the greatest city park that of Philadelphia, containing 2,700 acres; the greatest grain port, Chicago: the biggest lake. Lake Superior, the largest railroad, the Pacific Railroad—over 3,000, - a .. , .. . miles in extent. The most huge mass of : the rescue of thc bull and cut through the solid iren is Pilot Knobof Missouri—height | tentacles which inclosed iL Other poulpes 250 feet, circumferance two miles; the best specimen of Grecian architecture, Girard College. Philadelphia; the largest acque- duct, the Crotton, of New York—length, forty and one-half miles, cost $12,500,000; the longest bridge, the elevated railroad in Third avenue, New York; it extends from the Battery to Harlem river—the whole length of the eastern side of Manhattan Is land—7 miles long, or nearly 40,000 feet. The longest bridge over water, however, will be that now being constructed in Rus sia over the Volga, at a point where the river is nearly four miles wide. The most extensive deposits of anthracit® , *^ , lin the world are in Pennsylvania. then attacked the fisher, to whose aid his fellows hastened, and a fierce fight ensued between men and monsters, in which the former were victorious, many of the squids being killed, while the rest escaped into the water. Two of the tentacles wound round the bull were so heavy that one man alone could not carry them. One twelve and the other six feet long; the larger of the two was subsequently boiled in sections at different times in a big kettle. Some years previous to this battle, cattle had disappeared in a mysterious way from the same shore. The fight between the cephalopoda and the bull enlightened the oroprietor# as to tho cause of their loss. —Jerry Tullis died in Cincinnati, leaving an estate worth $2,000,000. —A high agricultural authority esti mates the los^ on English crops at $125,- ooo.boo. —Upon himself and his 800 wives the Sultan of Turkey spends $10,000,000, yearly, —Pittsburg, Pa., has 99,546 taxable inhabitants, and contains real estate valued at $213,147,405. —Of the 559 congregations in the. Irish Presbyterian Church, all but 72 are iu the Province of Ulster. —Forty-five thousand • American house doors weie shipped to England the other day on one steamer. — : The consumption of Southern cot ton *bv Southern mills last year in creased 26 per cent., that of the North ern mills 2 per cent. —Two thousand men are now em ployed In the Baldwin locomotive works Philadelphia, and a large portion ol them are working over-time. —There are still nearly 5,000 women and girls employed about the <H>al mines in thc United kingdom of G^aat j Britain and Ireland. ' I —Sweden imports annnaily ahdJtt 11,000,000 ton of coat* -The yield of ’tie Swedish coal pita for 1876 about 90,000 tons. —Oranges, lemons, olives, anti H- monds are to be cultivated iu Fiori|fa soon by a large number of Italian colon ists, now on tlieir way to that State. —The extreme length of the of Pennsylvania is 310 miles, aud the precise breadth, from the borders of New York to the Maryland line, 160. —The peanut crop of Virginia, Tert- nessee and North Carolina is estimated at 1,825,000 bushels—an increase of about 500,000 bushels over last year*. —Eighteen new Austrian peers have just been gazetted, but ouiy a few ot t em are known outside of Austria. The title of one - is Baron Max Wash ington. 8 —Recent income tax returns show that ninety persons in Great Britain, exercising trades and professions, have incomes over $250,000, and 904 between $50,000 and $250,000. —During the year ending Sept/30, 26,827,924 pounds of leaf tobacco were sold in the tobacco warehouses at Dan ville, Va., at an average of $12.01 per 100 pounds. —Tiie United States produces annu ally between 400,000,000 and 500,000,090 pounds ot tobacco. The world’s an nual product is estimated at from 1,500,000,000 to 2,00,000,000. —A National School of Art Wood Carving has been established in Eng land to revive the neglected art of earr ing in that country. It .offers twelve free scholarships. —Prince Bismarck’s house at Varzin will accomodate thirty guests. In the course of time Prince Bismarck will probably rebuild the house and make it into a kind of ca3tle. —The steel works in Western Penn sylvania turned out more ingots and rails last month than at any similar time since their establishment. All of them have more orders than they can fill. —A young woman in Hamilton county, Ohio, won a prize by prepar ing a good dinner in sixty-five minutes. girl cOjOkcd ,a dinner hi fifty-four minutes, Put tT?#nia uoF'•- —The number of suicides of late years has greatly increased in Saxony. The statistics for 1878 show that there were 1,126 cases of suicide committed, ot which 215 were women. In 749 cases death was caused by hanging, in 217 by drowning, in SS by shooting. —The New York City Mission reports for September as follows : Forty mis sionaries, 4,639 visits. 298 meetings, 285 pledges obtained, 265 families aided, 65-,000 tracts distributed. Receipts for the month, $1,705,33; payments, $2,- 981.23. —About 380 steamships are employed in the Atlantic and Pacific trade of the United States, and with the exception of two from Philadelphia, not one en gaged in the Atlantic and European transportation business, carries the American Hag. —Archer, lately Lord Falmouth’s jockey, is in the happy position of hav ing made his fortune betore he is 25. He is now te receive $5,000 a year as first jockey to the Duke of Westmin ster, and another $5,000 a year from another source. —An American engineer has been studying the great wall of China. It is 1.728 miles long, and, being built without the slightest legard to the con figuration of the ground, 13 sometimes carried 1,000 feet down into abysses. Brooks and small rivers are bridged over by it, and strong towers on both sides protect large river3. —In a recent German debite, Herr TiedCmann stated that there were iu Germany 7,000,000 land proprietors, 2,000,000 ol whom were untaxed as having incomes under $105 a year. Out of the actual taxpayers there were not more than 150,000 whose incomes ex ceed $750 a year. —Switzerland has been visited this year by 1.400,000 strangers, a number which exceeds by several thousand the average of the last four years. Of this total one-fifth are said to be En glish, Germans, and Austrians; five- tenths Russians, one-twentieth French and Danes,thr^-twentieths Americans, and other nationalities one-tenth. —St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Cas tle, has been reopened after renovation. A beautiful memorial of the late King of the Belgians has been placed in the chapel by the Oueen, bearing the in scription: “Erected by her Majesty - Queen Victoria, in loving memory of Leopold, the first King ot the Belgians, who was a father to her as she was to him a daughter.” —The magnitude of the late Mark Hopkin’s tortune may be estimated from the fact that the pleasant sums of $5,090,000 in bonds and $3,000,001) in gold coiu belonging to Mr. Hopkins have just been discovered lying in the Treasury at Washington, where they have been overlooked by the executors. The total value of the estate is said to be $23,300,000. —Last year 19,6C8,000 packages of tomatoes were put up in the United States. Their value was 1,GOO,000. Ot these Maryland furnished 6,840,000 packages; New Jersey, 592,000; Dela ware, 1,844,000; New York, 1,680,000; Massachusetts, 960.000; Pennsylvania, 192,990; Pacific const, 1,200,000; Wes tern and other States, 1,250,000 pack ages - —It has been calculated that a single penny put out at five per cent, com pound interest, at the birth of Christ, would have produced in the year 1806 the enormous sum of 290,991,00J,000,- 000,000.000,000,000,000.000,000 pounds sterling, which would make a bulk of solid gold of 110,000,000 times the size of the whole earth; while, at simplo interest, it would have produced seven 1 shillings and sixpence.