Newspaper of Evening Star, 17 Mayıs 1873, Page 2

Newspaper of Evening Star dated 17 Mayıs 1873 Page 2
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THE DAHTY WARDROBE. Tbft" ? a little <lrt?*r in mr thM?l"-r, OmH^I with fw, Wher dhr dainty clothes ?tf lytue That my totog shall iffr MT A-..I there, while ?h ? b'?Wf sre waai:i?. Till tk? is all at r?t, 1 sit, Mil ? tmbjr Clw to m> trliiu kr -Mi. M> darlins'. pretty. whit* z <rm .?u, I wr?|iit ttp-m wh ir sittiug *p?rt, WSll- hw mr-tir lif wm thr^bbm* Under at thr>bbins h**art; Ami often ?' liappr Jn*Mi)ac ?r*ak? in i littl? ??(. L kr the mnrninr -thirls ?t br < Wlci th- la>? ar- warm ?nd ! ?>??. 1 B? ?h- t the dainty wardr -be, And the dr?wrr ?v tin -t fnll * Hh t"b~ of the Ds^i nm-lin. And ruk-t of the ?hit?t W.--I. I ??Ul'-d them all together. W ith a r ~r f.?r everyMitj fnilisn ukI ai iin:, " G'-oi fragrant, Fit t"t ?> Kla,v I" w>-ar Ah" the radiant ?i?u>r m?rnin?, li.fll! "f a ?..IhT uj-if' ??Thank O -1: he is fair and p rfeet. Ml hesatiful new b..rn hoy," L-t ha? w?ar the pretty, white garni' at* I ?' >wht while sittinK apart. La* him. ??? aweet ati-l h-lpl-sa. There, close t" in> throbbing heart. Many |?>I many an netting I Mt.Mac hi* l>ab\ cam--. Marine uVhit4iIk)-H|e|?rill him?" I't.r he die.1 without a nam'-. >ir whil- the honr* are waning And the house is all at re^t, An-l fan. * a babi nest ling flose to My arh n? brea-t.?( Bo-:am Vlobe. EXPERIENCES WITH DETECTIVES. Chapter I?The Loss. Not long uu a foreign firm in London a* We-1 Hie to assist them iu recovering Home honds, the h-ss of which would embarrtw them very much. The clrrin.'Un 'W an ler which the<e d ?c u Wients had been taken frotn them were very peculiar. m> much ?? that they could hardly move in the affair themselves without injuring the credit of their house. The con of the senior partner, a young man about twenty-five years Of age, was employed by the firm, and acted as Sort of confidential clerk or secretary to hia father. The Junior partner was often obliged to be on the Continent for several weeks to B- er; and as the senior had eery delicate th. aivl often absented himself' from the Office for a dav or two on that ao-oant, he had (Wen. with the full consent of his partner, hia ?on power to sign for the firm "by procuration," A< it ?* called. The son had, a* was only found out when too late, t>een gradually falling into bad a&i'its, and. unknown to his father, used to bet trpou races, and otherwise do much that be had been iar wiser to have let alone. Lat terly hia creditors h 11 b<*en pressing him very bard. He had som * overdue acceptances. Which the holder threatened t j tell his father If they were not taken up. Ite allowed money to tradesmen, and bad even m >r< di?creditable liabilities which he would not for rb w >rld his father should know of. For ?. .u- time past he bail used bis |?ower of x.gning for the firm to sign checks for rums of 110 or t'J? whenever be wan'rd money His father had beeu unwell, the junior partner was to be absei-t for some weeks, and the check-book, a.< well as the banker's pass-book, were left in hi- hands. At last he had got so deep in the mire of debt and diflcultv that there was but two roads open for bim? the one to make a clean breast oi it, tell hi* father all be bad done, and ask him to pay bis debts; the otlier to leave London an 1 Europe, and go to America In an evil hour he chore the latter, bat before dnug so. drew oat by check from the bank newly the whole bat once then to the credit of the firm Fortunately this was only a few hundred pounds, as several large acceptances had fallen due a short time before. Hat in addition to this m >ney he took With him l>onds to a large am >unt, which rep resented the greater part of the capital of the firm. These, being shares on foreign compa nies. were payable "to l?earer," arid therefore It was surmised that he must bare pledged them He had been traced to Paris, and from there to Havre, where he had embarked for America I mention these various circum stances to shn-s how It was the firm itself could Wot ?<*? openly in the matter without injuring ?very greatly their credit in the commercial world, and why it was they requested me to find Out, If possible, whether these stolen bonds Were pledged; if so, where, for what amount, Ond to redeem them as cheaply and quickly as feasible. A clue?a very slight one. it is true, but still O elue? was given me a.- to where to beg'o uiy Inquiry. Nearly all the checks whicii the joeng'man had drawn without authority in m doing had been traced to a bank where a very Notorious money lender kept his account. This Individual had the very worst of characters, having, a* was well-known, been some years ago mixed up with the roble;ry of a well-kn >wn bank la London?not indeed as principal in the work, bat as instigator, receiver of the pim d?r. and having profited by the pi inder very much more than the chief actor in the afla r. But the accusation could never be proved against him. and the consequence was that he was a free man, whereas the clerk wno h id |?er prtrated the fraud had been for some year* iu |m servitude. Cuaftik II The Sckxt. The object of the firm that employed tne to recover these bonds for them was two fold. In the first place they wanted to get the docu ment* back, but to get them back without cre ating anv scandal or anv talk. It was -Jfu^^nioVp^tnTr^ ZZSEdIS be known as it was that the missing property ah on id be found. Tuis was the reason why they did not wish to appear .n the m ttter them pelves. ( was to act as if the bon-ls had b -en mine. They did not expect me to do any de tective work mvself. but merely to employ the proper persons for the work, and direct, under Rvate instructions from them, the search, nds almost to any amount were placed at my disposal. Any expense that I should deem necessary to incur would be met at once. All 1 had to' do was to find out where the bonds were, for what amount the senior partner's son bad pledged them, and to recover them for as little as I could, but in nay case to recover them. But ander no circumstances whatever was the voung man who hid perpetrated the fraad to he followed to Aneriea. nor was his name nor that of the firm to be broaght for ward. By the very simple process of going to Havre Oad inquiring at the American steam-packet Office, I fcand out that the absconding mau had paid for his passage in Hank of England notes. Of these notes about half were traced as com Imm from the money-lender, of whom I have Spoken, the other half were traced as coming from an individual in Paris, who followed a like occupation, and who, u|>on Inouiry. I found bore a very similar reputation. 1 further suc ceeded in hndtiig out that between scoundrel number one in London?to whom I shall give the name of Mr. Nu%l?nod scoundrel number two In Pui- -whom I shall call M >ns. Treves ? there existed occasional business relations. But whether the money turn shed by th-jse worthies had been given for the bonds, in whose bands those documents now were, and how I wa? to recover th-m, and vet keep th-* whole aftnir qaiet, was iuore than 1 cou'.d see my way to: ami .n my difficulty, a- a matter of course, 1 applied to Scotlan l yard, and got one of the bee* off. ers of the detective force put under put orders. It was the first?and 1 hope it will be the last?time that I ever had anything to do with conducting a sriatinal atfa.r. But notwith standing my ine\peri< ace, 1 could see at once that the man sent me by the London police, although recomm -nded sp <*ia'ly for the work, would never carry oat the business. He was an fconeat, upright Yeilow as ever breathed, and would, 1 have no do.ibt. have braved any amount of danger in order to carry out a point ?f dut*. Had I sent him on tLe tr*ckot any one who hail absconded b> Vrn rica, and hal furnished bim with the uame a id photograph of the individual, i have no doubt that he aould bare brought the cu.,>rit back with him But when asked for an opinion as to where he fraught the fttolen bo:*is were, or sven after having got a clue t? the p.-rsou who probably bad them he was a?kcd what would be the best weans of recovering them he se^msd ?j ai -e at O tan what to do or what to advise. Then again, like the rt-st of hi? brother detectives fm?n? Scotland yard- at lea.t all those that I have saw?he wa?th" policeman all over. Al though dressed in pinn clothes, there could be m> doubt whatever as to what his cal'ing wn*. His favorite costume was a billycock hit. a dartreutawny coat, and drab Uoosers: bat he might just as well worn a be m. t, a blue tunic, and s leather belt around his waist. More than once as we went alowg the s:reeU I he*r?l cab men, roaghs. and otU rs say to each other, ?' There goes Serg- i?t Henry, who is ue going to ash ." And when. Upon one occasi ?n-hav lng previously procnr d him a salt of fasiiou able clothes?I sent him with a letter of tn troalurtton to the m in we saspected. stating that he was a Yorksh're gentlemtn wishing to diecoant a bill. Mr JJual knew hits atones, and ordered him oatof h soA t. ia a word, it seemed impossible to make use of him in the way I re>iuired, owin ; to his ap;>earance being ss perfectly well kno>/^ in London. CaarTEB III ? Titn Kioht Scnt. After beating aW i the bush for some t >n dnysis London, it er i *k lae that I might just as well trv the other <;n.i of the w >od, an 1 see whether I eoubl not And m> game wtth less aswaat of trouble in Pari*. Part >f the notes which the youiitf mar: had paid to M. Treves, the money-lender In *ha; etty; and as it seemed bspaless to persevere ou this side of the Chan nel, I thought I might a< w ?ll see what could be 4soe on the other; and the mn-ning after my arrival In the rap.tal of Prance I went to the Rue de Jerusal- in. and sent up my card asking as a particul ir favor to be allowed as iole? ?ww wtth the ci?'sf of pw'iee. I vat not kept waiting more than ten min ates before I was ushered up to the sanctum of tbt man who has sach power In Paris. I at oace told him, although without giving names, that mr business was to recover certain bonds that had been stolen. He asked me if I sus p*eted any one in partieslar. I mid I did, and fold him the name and add/em of M. Troree. He aak<*d me If I would like to know the k nJ | of fh*r?f|pf the man hare. 1 reMIM th?t I woa'd like very moch to do so. although 1 b?d ? hrard a', reedy too mack ot him- He then wro*e the name <fown on a piece ot paper, sp >ke through * tube to some one in ?mob l>? o?, i and pat the paj*?r in a sort of urn ill lift whi h was in the wall by hid side. We went on talking upon various matter* for about fir* i minute*, when a sound wu heard through a sneaking-pipe. The chief then opened the lift, took from it a altp of paper, and read out the few wortl? which were written aa the character of M T retw ?'A menev-lender." "Has dealing* with young men of goo-1 lam ily.** "l'?nrioiii in the extreme." "Suu>fcte<l of receiving stolen bank note from England." "Never brought to jutice." ?? A character tarnished In many ways." "Has been twice bankrupt." "Now," continued the Chief of Police, "I know that you Englishmen like to take every thing by storm. It yon atempt to do this in Pari* you will never'eain your ends. You don't know what the word detective {polite trcrtf) mean*, although none of your novels or play* are complete without one or more of that occu pation among it* characters. You had not bet ter be seen speaking to any of my people here; but give nie vour address. and one of my best men? (he called them employees) "shall call at your hotel to-night. Leave "the matter to him, tell turn all vou know, and If the matter can be >lttcd, depend it be will do bo. "We have," he continued. "In France, three branches of s sent police?namely, the political, the criminal, and tke civil. V our art air come# under the latter cat>-gory, and I will send you an individual who w II be "useful to vou in France, and mucli more useful than anv of your jioliceman's detective, in l>ot.don, even il you take him there with you." The Chief was evidently too polite to cast ridicule upon anvthing English before me, but from hi* manner", more than his actual words, I could see that he did not hold our secret police in very great estimation. Chapter IV?Still Skekix?. That evening as I sat !? the court of the Grand Hotel, drinking my after-dinner demi tattf, an<l smoking my after dinner cigar, the card of Monsieur Bergnet was brought me l?y the waiter, who said that a stranger wished to see the gentleman occupying room No. 2"TT, which was certainly myself. The caid was speedilv followed by the owner thereof, who in a half wliis|ier told me he had come to me on the Eirt of .V' l< Ckirf. At first I felt sure . Bergnet was a head clerk, or chief of some department in the Hue de Jerusalem, but he quickly undeceived me. He was, as he said, a member of the secret police in the civil depart ment, in other words, a detective. But anything more utterly unlike our F.nglish conventional notion of a detective would be impossible to imagine. He was a bright, dapper little fellow of, I should sav, about fifty years of age. well dressed in a close-fitting frock coat, with a hat that must have come from a fashionable maker, good boots, well gloved hands, a morsel of red ribbon at his button hole, and altogether look ing like a French military man in plain clothes, or the head clerk in a prosperous bank. My first thoughts were to contrast hi 111 with the big, honest-faced, heavy-looking, bily cock-hat and nolicenuuTfr-bootswtaring men I had seen at Scotland vard. our cortee finished, we strolled out. and while walking up and down the Boulevard des Capu ! cins I told him the whole story from first to last; ot which the reader has alrea'dv had an outline. He seemed to take in the whole atliir at once, and to recollect the most trivial detail? respect i ingit. He told me that he knew something of Mr. Nual and Monsieur Treves, having had more than once to "look up" the latter in the way of business. In the work to be done he seem'd to determine at once what was the best ' line of action, of this mention will be made presently, one of his plans Involved a chsiiBe of costume and disguise, upon which 1 remark I ed that rogues who were never on the alert . would be pretty sure to discover any attempt made by the same individual to disguise hinis-lt' in more than one character. Upon this Mon sieur Bergnet laughed?like everything else he did, his laugli wa> genial, gentle and inoffen . sive?and said. "I>ook here nioncher Monsieur, you other Englishmen are fond of betting, t will bet Monsieur one hundred francs that within the next forty-eight hours, although he has been warned of what I am going to do, I will speak to Monsieur four times, and for at least five minutes each time, ami on every oc casion in a dirterent costumIf u(>on on; of these occasions Monsieur recognize* me, then ; will I forfeit my one hundred francs!" As a matter of course 1 smiled at what M. Bergnet said, believing at first that he was merely joking, and afterward that he was mere ly boasting of the faculties he had in his own I peculiar mind. But he insisted upon holding to I the bet, and for the purpose of pleasing him. not for any other reason. I agreed to staae the 1 amount he mentioned. At the Grand Hotel we parted, agreeing to meet the following evening 1 and talk over matters. After M. Bergnet had left me, I recollected that I wanted to purchase a pair of boots, my own being somewhat heavy for the dry climate and clean streets of Paris. I therefore walked as tar as a shop of a shoemaker with whom I had dealt formerly in the Bue de Hivoli. It was getting late, and the assistants were commen cing to put up the shutters I did not. there fore. wait to get what I wanted, but giving the number of my room at the Grand Hot'l, a?ked them to send me half a doxen pair ? select from next, *nat 1 cou11 trT * V ? ?? </>? UCI ore dressing The next morning, accordingly, before I was out of bed, one of those male housemaids who do out of the bedrooms of every French hotel knocked at my door and told me that a person from my bottur had called with shoes and boots, as directed the day before. I jumped up, pulled on mv dressing-gown, and admitted the man. He was one of those very decidedly French workmen that one only sees in Paris: and wore one o* those curious "blue aprons coming up over his chest that are, I believe, a specialty of French operative shoemaker. On coming into the room he called my attention to the nour, 9J0, as indicated by the timepiece on the chim ney, remarking that he believed the nendule was slow, but tnat the pendule in hotels never went well. I then proceeded to try on the boots, some of which were too large, others too small, and at last the bootmaker's man advised me to have a pair made, and proceeded to measure me for them. Altogether, he was about twenty minutes in the room, during which he stood be fore me, moved here and there, and gave me everv opportunity of looking at him sideways or full in the face. When he had tinished meas uring me, and had gathered the various boots and shoes be had brought into the bag. he startled me by asking me whether I knew a cer tain Monsieur Bergnet. Before I answered, and before I had tne slightest glimmering of the truth, the man pulled off a very natural I looking black wig, as well as an eou'ally natu ral-looking short-cropped beard ami mustache, and there stood my friend, the employe of the frrtte in the civil department. He was amused at the amazement depicted on my countenance, but merely said "Au revolr, Monsieur: vou will admit that 1 have won one point oat of four toward gaining the bet." Be | fore 1 could reply he had gone. Chapter V?Tu* Waoer It may be supposed that I was naturally somewhat out of temper with myself for having allowed myself to be taken in so soon after Berg net had made the bet with me. I made a very determined resolution to look closely at every one that should come near me for the next two days. Not that I wished to win M. Bergnet's money, nor would I have taken if I had found him out iu disguise. But still no Englishman likes to get worsted in a wager, more particu larly when the lo*?of it indicate* that he is not so observant as he might be. When the man chambermaid answered my bell I looked at him, half expecting that It was again M Berg net in disguise. This, however, only proved to be an idea, for the man was the sauie as had taken my clothes to brush them half an hour before. But this did not prevent me, a- 1 went down stairs, from looking at everv one I in -t as if he was a police agent trying to hide his real character from me. In the vestibule of the hotel 1 found a young man waiting to de 1 liver into my hands an important letter from l/ondon. which had been sent under cover to my bankers in Paris, in which house the young man was a clerk. I am afraid he must have ' thought me mad, for, instead of opening my letter, I stared into his face determined to see whether 1 could bv chance detect anv likeness to Bergnet. But there was no margin for de ception: the young man wasso thoroughly En glish in his appearance, and so much smaller than the detective officer, that I very soon saw that the latter was not again trvlng 'to take me in. However. 1 wandered forth, determined not to b? caught again. But I was very soon taugh that my own mother-wit was as nothing when compared to that of mv French friend. The arrangement between " Bergnet and my self was that we were to meet after breakfast, say al>o<it 1 p. m.. In theop?n space of the Palais Boval, and that whoever arrived first would wait for the other, on one of the chairs opposite the Cafe Vefour. It was getting on toward kl.when the idea struck me that I wouki breakfast at said cafe, ami then, with cigar, cortee and that morning's Gulifnani. would pass away the time until Bergnet should arrive, taking in the meantime special care that 1 should not be deceived again, or. at auv rate, not so easily a- I bad been in the m>rning. The f<#enoon, as it often is in the mouth of Mav in Paris, was warm, though not unp'.-as antlv hot, but quite enough so to render break fast In the open air preferable to eating Indde. I therefore took Up mv quarters at one of the ootside tables, and while ordering mv omelette and eutlet of the waiter, a seemingly very old gentleman came up and seated himself at the next table to me, calling for a and proceeding to read a copy of the F*j<xro which he bad brought with him. Although few Englishmen have travelled more on the continent than myself, I have the same objection which distinguishes my country men all over the world toward making new ac quaintance*. I might have sat at mj breakfast and the old gentleman might have read hi* Fifro for the whole day without my making aav advances toward him. Having, however, finished his coffee and taken out lib portmon nt e to pajr for it, wme two or throe pteess of money slipped from th. ifntlTun'. h*nd mn<) ? l"*tP7r,rd m? f?**- I naturally .toon <1 ?'a ? .15^1 k for thpni; he thanked me. paid the waiter, called for a pttit rrrrt, and we naturally commenced talking together. < nrtouiilv enough the con relation turned upon y of ducting persons who wished to disguise tbe,nselreii the old gentleman main taming that, an with individual*. ?o with na tion#. do person could hide his peculiarities, or the peculatitiea of his race. ??For instance," he went on, "let a m litary, man dress m bour .t'o**. or a civilian pat on a uniform; a Prench E?*n,.?ve " clothes made in lx>ndon, or an hnglishtnan go to a Parisian tailor; there was no doubt but that men of an ordinary obser vance could easily distinguish wbat the individ ual really was. Thus," he continued, "no one could mistake Monsieur to be anything but an Knglishman, and one who has mo?t probably been in military employment in his own country. In the same way. I," meaning himself, "could not pass for anything except a Frenchman, a rtatfur, and an unmistakable frequenter of the boulevards." He was such a chatty, genial old gentleman that the time passed away imperceptibly. We talked about the success of Schneider fn Lon don; about the Emperor's health; about the elections, and what not. I accepted a pinch ot sin ft from him. and he tried one of m v regalia cigars. At last, as the time drew near when Bergnet ought to have made his appear ance, I began to look at my watch, and to glance round to see whether the police agent bad taken np his quarters 011 any of the chairs which were then filling very fast with the upual after-break fast coffee-drinKlng crowd of well dr.*f*ed middle-class. Paris idlers. Seeing I was noking for some one, my companion slid: "Perhaps Monsieur is expecting a friend?" "1 es," I replied. "I made an appointment with a geidleman to meet me here about 1 o'clock, and I am afraid I shall mi>s him in the crowil ??Perhaps I can assist Monsieur," said the old ijent'enian; "Is Monsieur's friend a short srlct little man? is his name Beranet? because if so, h- is at Morsieur's dhq>o.?itiou." With this the old gentleman took Oft" his hat, bringftig away with it the grav fa's? side and l.aek hair he wore; he staighfened himself as he sat in his chair, and. behold. Monsieur Berg net was before me. 1 had actually sat and talked to hiro for upward of an hour; without having the least idea to whom it was that I was speaking. Bather than be beaten again-whieh I felt certain would be the case if 1 continued to tempt fortune?I at once gave in, paid M. Bergnet the Kven ipoleons I had lost, and begg ed that he would subject me to no more humil iation by taking me in again as to his appear ance and disguise Chaptir VI?Forwn. The day following that on which Bergnet had twice deceived nie by disguising himself, he set to work in earnest to try and recover the bonds of which I was in search. When I learned from him, and. indeed, saw with my own eves, that he called u|*>n M. Treves, the French money-lender, as an Knglish gentleman in diffi culty. who wanted to discount a bill, as a young Swiss who wanted employment as a clerk, and fh* had got some bank notes which he wished t> get rid of quietlv. as being stolen property: vhen I saw that In uone of these disguise# he was found ont. I began to be less ashamed-for having been taken in. Cer tainly, in some matters the old saving in the i.nmea, "Ihev mimage these things better in France, holds good. How it was brought about I never knjwfexcept that I had to pay about ?5 for the business.) but within a week a ter I put the matter into M. Bergnet's hands M. Treves only clerk was arrested for coiupli f'!> ^aud in something or other. I don't think lie was guilt?, and I am quite sure he was not defamed very long bvthe i>olice. for I saw him the next day walking along the boulevards as if enjoying a \ery agreeable holldav. But in the meantime M. Treves engaged a young Swiss with flaxen hair as his employe, and that Swiss bore a verv strong resemblance to my friend Bergnet. This young Swiss clerk had a triend who often came to him at his m ister's ofliC?, and who mi >t have been twin brother to a Hulmrainale agent of the police, who was very clever in all the blacksmith's work, and who bad a curious fancy tor taking wax impressions ot all the keys tha- he cam? across. Be that as it may, the Swiss clerk had not been more than a week with M. Treves when I was shown bv M. Bergnet a copy of the indorsement which certain bonds, contained in the safe of the money-lender, bore. This copy sa far satisfied me that there remained but one thing to be 'J?"?' a,H* that was to get hold of the originals. M Bergnet had conducted the affair so verv well that I resolved to put myself entirely in hi'. hands. although I doubt very much whether at the Guildhall or Bow street the way I set to work would have been considered quite justi nable. Acting, therefore, under advice, an<l anxious to get back tne bonds with as little scandal as possible, I called one afternoon npon M. Treves aod asked to see that gentleniau alone. The >wiss clerk at once admitted me to his master, but not before I had noticed that in the ante room there was a person who looked uncom monly like an individual I had seeu in the Uue de .Jerusalem, but who now did not wear his uniform. M. Treves, who was a gentlemanly man of about 5o, seemed to think I had come upon some business which would be profitable vo himselC, and asked me tn the blandest tone what he could do to serve me. I did not beat ong about the bush. I told him that some two worths |>revious]y a young man of such a name uad ned from hurope to Ameirca, and that be tr.1l ft e u*u with M. Treves er aln Bonds, representing such a sum of money. These bonds belonged to such and such m ?,nd, they had ?nt?*orl?ed me ? Pay A300 tor their recovery. That if M. rreves was willing to accept mv offer the little business could be got over at once; hat that if ?ultrtfh rm,M^0liCe a<?ent ?wt?Me into whose and'^Twi^.wTf y"le,M,er b,ustered ? good deal an?i asked how I dare suspect him of any such transaction. I am afraid I said that letters had ^h\ieethiV,?ilr|0ni tLe y,0Un5 man confessing R?f il ?bond?. were that pledged. 5. ^ may, the documents were Treves receT^ffW* Tery 8h?rt Parley, and M. ireves received from me in French gold a sum the'reahn i3?? lD Kn*ll,,h sterling coin of anTih?-Srl8* C,erk dl*aI,P?ared that evening, and was never again seen at M. Treves' office* ^dUthUn8i0t,,iy ?noufh bi" own clerk reappear tokJ ?.that it was all a mis Som ? J ^! police had liberated him from custody. M. Bergnet was seen the sarna torenoon to enter Latltfe's bank, and to come Dg J118.Pocket as if there was some thing more valuable than usual therein For SISIM; that I receivedThe at employed me. and ure- to WTite*4 * cbeck which took three tig ? Au Experiment that Failed. I am not sure whether I did right or wron* I am sure that I meant right. It was in this * T.D? implicitly that the bending of i ,1 n.?l?ain 7 g* #hoald accomplished dur '"g'Le ??r,y stages of their growth, I concluded to commence on Mere. My intention was to ,^Pnuln tirmne??- Accordingly I fllled a box with chestnuts, and Placed it within /e*5?' "Xof, Viere, dear, vou UChi l^fcni w,thout mT permission." A: de?n'1 de8e ''11 not," was the reply, wStfulR towI?T?heye<l. thre?-year-old gazed her sk or eight the te??l't*tion. I gave "in my dear 'ittle potit, fank' oo!" cheerfuin^^nrW>?*?' an'1 Ubore,t wi?> all the cnetrtumese ot an inventor who is nrettv sur? his machine will be a success. ' 7 ? thVtUfh^e i! ?ccurr?d to min<l mat those eight nuts were lasting a remarkable casion tMk"dn* my bUnde"1 l""e the oc ??SolYflnk'not'''1 e*ten al1 your chestnuts?" maditrlin*' do you get so <?et* 'eni oat ?' mv I?otit." at first ' V'HJi<re *.re nioro than 1 you ceptacie.' examined her dainty re "U \ ieve! have you been dutobevintr me net ting more ont of the box?" * * 'g " 1'spects p'r aps I have." "But are you sure?" "les, I's pitty sure." onl'wnta.^eve,"J crie'1' wi,h tUe feeliags of thi* invention to be a faifure, not nv^f matuma feel so sa.1, I do mn.tif. P u 11 . you> but what m'ist I do? I shall I dJ?"B,y ? *'rl ol>?y me' ?h! what The sinner looked reflective. KKJiifusrs'i?!- '? M'a? Believing her suggestion to be a wise one a?a^y **. about afl the wisdom of the entire ?c'ed u,H>n it. Returning to mv occiipation after our session had adjourned th? flmt thjng that caught my attention was a Lnce: newspaper, containing this seu throu*h inattention or nezlect throws before another a t-mptation, is. if he be overcome, equally guilty." ? J uiUt Vr*VtL' ^'of chestnuts, and am **aiting further light?JTatoaq/ Baptitt. ,b";vt h?^f TH,~^ therapeutist of London thinks te has discovered an infallible cure for p ?^ssrss^r Mierted that the body can endura th? i_ fluenee of such a bath fork muchto^rtim," mnrc?h temparatnro etM also tJ It CM 1)6 QMd for InfuBta n/>rimli_ feasaH&n? lughters. A Daaiury siir. uacirtl V.zztzrs.reentry szrt a statement that counting ono hundred When tempted to speak itn angry w<>rd would i??e a man ft great deal of trouble. This sta'em-nt s Minted a little singular at first, bnt the more he read it over the more favorsbly he became impressed with it. and finally concluded to adopt it. Next door to Reubens lives a man who has madr fire distinct attempt* in the part fortnight to secure a dinner of green pea* by the #r? ol July, and every time has been retarded by Reubens' hens. The next morning after Reu bens made his resolution this mtn found his fifth attempt to hare miscarried. Then he called on Reubens. He said : "What in thunder do you mean bv letting your hens teftr up my garden?" Reubens was prompted to call him a mud snoot, a new name Ju*t coming into general use, but he remembered his resolution, put down his rage, and meekly observed: "One. two, three, four, fire, si*, seven, eight-" Then the mad neighbor who had been eyeing this answer with a groat deal of suspicion. brt>k>* in again. '?Why don't vou answer mv question, you rascal f" But still Reubens maintained his equanimity, and went on with the test: '? Nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, four teen. fifteen, sivteen?" The mad neighbor stared harder than ever. ?Seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one?" "Vou are a mean skunk," said the m id neigh bor, backing toward the fence. Reubens' laee flushed at this charge, l ut he orilv said: "Twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, tw< nty-tive, twenty-six?" At this figure the neighbor got up on the fence In some baste. but suddenly thinking of hi> peas, he opened his mouth : ??Vou mean, low-lived rascal, for two cents I could knock your cracked hea 1 over a barn and I would?" '?Twenty-seven, twenty-eight," interrupted Hi u! ens, "twenty-ninel thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two, thirty-three?" Here the neighbor broke i'or the house, and entering it, violently flammed tho do* b-hind him ; but Reubens did not dare to let up on the enumeration, and so he stood out there alon<i in his own yard, and kept on counting, while his burning cheeks and rta*hing eyes eloquently affirmed his judgment. When lie" got up into the eighties his wite came to the door in some alarm. '?Why Reubens, man. what is the matter with you?" she said. "I>o come into the house." But he didn't let u;>. She came to him, and clung trembling to him, but he only looked into her eves, and said: "Ninety-three, ninety-four, ninety-five, ninety-six, ninety-seven, "ninety-eight, ninety nine,' one hundred?go into "the house, old woman, or I'll bust ye." And she went.?Uanbury News. Lovers and the Moon. It was once, and still may be the custom of Highland women to salute the new moon with a solemn courtesy. Knglish country daine* were wont to sit astride a stile or gatei waiting the moon's appearance, to welcome her with: "A tine moon. God bless her!" Bachelors were privileged to claim a kis.? and a pair of gloves upon announcing the advent of a new moon to the first maiden they met. If, when tiret seen, the moon was upon* the right hand,

or directly before the person miking her ae ouaintance, good fortune awaited the lucky in dividual on the ensuing month; just the con trary result following its appearance on the left hand, or at his or her back. To see a new moon through a glass is ominous of ill. To insure good tortune one ought, at sight of her lady ship, to turn over one's money and wish. At the inquest upon the victims of the railway accident at Harrow, in November, 1*70, a jury man said his sou was in a meadow close by at the time of the collision, and saw the now moon shiuing brightly; and having a knack ot turn ing over his money when he saw the new moon, he did so, and counted it easily by her light. To render the charm complete, "the money should be spit uj>ou. When Mungo Park visited the Mandingoe, he found a very similar super stition prevalent among them. ' Upon the rising of the new moon, they always prayed in a whis per, spat upon their "hands' and "then rubbed their faces with them. The Mussulmans of Turkestan shake oft'their sins every month by the simple process of jumping up"and down seven times with tneir lace* turned toward the new moon. Berkshire lasses used to go out into the field and cry to the new moon: New moon, hew moon. I hail thee! ? By all tho virtue in thy body, Cirantthis night that I mav see He who my true love is to he. In Scotland, it was only the first new moon of the new year that was appealed to in this fash ion. To obtain success, it was necessary to set the back against a tree and the feet upon a ground-fast stone, and sing or say: O! new moon, I hail fhee! And git' I'm e'er to marry min, Or man to marry me, His face turned this way fast's ye can. Let me my true love see, This blessed night. And if the invoker wasdestined to be married the apparition of her future guidmau would wait upon her before morning. Yorkshire girls have another way of hailing the first new moon of the year; they take care to see her in a look ing-glass, and know they will have t<* remain single as many years as they behold moons. Matrimonial diviners of course wish to see as few moons as possible, holding the more moons the worse luck.?Chaml><ri' Journal. Women Who are Late. It is related of a distinguished lawyer, who observed that his wife always delayed ten or twelve minutes before she came down to din ner. being loth to lose so much precious time daily he commenced the composition of a work, which he prosecuted only while he was thus kept waiting. The result was, at the end of fifteen years, a book in three volumes quarto, which has met with a large sale, and is much esteemed. "An Old Bachelor," writing for the Pitt-burgh TeUj/rapK, quotes this little story, atid proceeds to analyze the disposition which leads to annoying delays. It appears "to me that it is a woman's chief study to be late. The trial of mau's patience is with them a matter of the nicest calculation. Is is not for mere si>ort they like to see how long an unfortunate husband will wait, great coated and hatted, while they are adjusting their bounet-striiigs: it is not' that they take a wicked pleasure in causing the' poor man's dinner to cool and spoil before they will consider themselves ready to come down and partake of it; is it not for these reasons that they keep the robuster sex dangling. It is only for the puri>o?e of trying their consequence "with the hapless lords or creation. It would be most unwomanish to be ready to go out exactly at the same moment with one s husband. He would not know lie had a wife. If she were to study his convenience so far. As for the trouble which sisters and daughters inflict, it is all one thing. The creatures are only trying on brother or father the powers which they are ultimately to exercise in full vigor on a hus band. The "natur of the critter" is to give trouble to mankind and it matters little on what particular kind of relative the instinct operates. ThK FLBASAXT LITTLE Kl USBUY IIHYMK ot "Tom-Tom, the piper's son," who in the most ungrammatical way possible "run" oft' with a pig. ts recalled iu the exploits of another Tom, of dtandbh, Mich., who "run" oft' with some body else's intended wife, went to Bay City and there got married. The gallant Tom is describ ed by the Bav City Herald as - a strapping, slab sided individual, si* feet two, twenty years old;" the "woman was old enough to be his mother," and the deserted party answers to the description of "a diminutive! rakish-looking individual." The latter pursued the erring and errant couple to the train that was about leav ing I'or Bay City, roaring dtt'oiisolatelv, "Tom is taking awav my woman to marry her." Iu the evening the twain, made fast in the bouds of wedlock, returned to Standish and were re ceived with a vociferous welcome in the way of a ducking in the engine pond. How a nnowsmo mas feels is the subject of a statement made by I>r. Hoffman, who nar rowly escaped being a victim of the Dixon, 111., bridge disaster, to the re|>orter ot the Chicago Tribune. His description of the sensation of drowning is curious: "1 was greatly astonished at the number of events that passed through mv mind while under the water. Nothing that occurred during childhood was evident, but everything which has occurred since I was about nineteen years old appeared before me as if photographed." Whea he was rescued, the Doctor says: " The sudden transition from the beatific state in the water to the dry land seemed to have a bad effect upon ine, and made me Indifferent to what was goiug on around me." Something analogous to this is related by De (juincey out of his own experience. Cab bosk- Acid ijt tub Hi-mam Body The quaut'ty of carbonic acl4 exhaled in a given time from the skin ot a man has been the sub ject ot some curious researches by Herr Aubert, the result of which appears in the ,4o*?p fur Pkiffioloifie. The experiments were carefully made, it is stated, In au air-tight chamber, in which th* subject for experiment was seated, and through which a current of air, freed from carbonic a?id, was steadily passing, while the proportion of carbonic acid in the air on leaving ihe chamber wa< estimated by transmission through bulbed tubts containing a solution of a salt of barium. Thus it would appear, from this unloue test, that sixty-two grains of car bonic acid are exhaled from the body of a full grown man, through the skin, In the brief period of twenty-four hours. D?. Dbcmmoxd, of Norwich, Connecticut, has a very romantic boy. The other day he went to market, purchased a sirloin steak, which he had charged to the "old man," went irfto the woods with souw other oompantons, a in scout. Returning at night he was taken by pater familias and marched to the market, whenee he slipped away and kid on a coal barge. Pursued by the irate parent he leaped overboard, but was reacaed bv a boat, and when landed oa the wharf took to his logs again, and Imd not been discovered at last accounts. Pufwii TjrMUl at Mlaftrft. Prafcssar Tyclill rcs4=t!y IcsSared at Rsyal Invitation, London, on bU American esperi tn.'W. Speaking of Niagara, he *aid that the general dncriplion of the deafening roar near the Falls *u exaggerated. inasmuch as the noise experienced at the Devil's Bridge in Switzerland, where the Reuv made it* plunge, was by far greater. This was due to the sur rounding mountains, wheriu the great Ameri can cataract has no such acoustic advantage. He dinrriM his exploration* beneath the *o called Horseshoe Palls, by far the m >?t formi 1 ahle or tne two generally comprint! under the name of Niagara Palls. Wrapped in several woollen garments. he bad to crown torrent.* oi water, and to pa** over the slippery ground whence he had a view of the green m?m? over head, the contemplation of wuicb gave him one of those agreeable emotions which he had been told liberated nerve currents and assisted in the i stimutating of the system better than the chemical preparations used for dispelling bodily discomforts. He said that, except the gorge through which the river rushed, the country around was a table-land a* far a? yueenstown ridge on the one side and Lewis t'?wn ridge on the other side of the river. Here the table-land suddenly descended into the plain toward* the Ontario', and he drew at tention to this tact because it explained to him the existence and history of the Niagara Falls. Many thousand years ago the river probxSly ran "along the table-lanT; and the Tt'.ls th'n were exactly at the escarpin >nt of the tabu lar d The erosive power of the sand and boul ders carried by the river, however, excavated and cut the extreme end, and thus caused a retrocession of the lm us of the fall. The center of the river, having the greatest excavating power. managed to keep ahead of the md-** ? that is. in going backwards?and thus the horseshoe form was produced. The extraordi nary whirlpools and upshots of mwn of water ??t one of the ben is be aseribsd to the ttit -rt'T eiice oi the central and latitudinal currents. In tire thousand years people would he able to see plainly if this theory were correct, and he predicted'that In time the American Fall would be abolished, leaving a whirl}to>l. and the Horseshoe Fall would have receded still fur ther hack, at the same time narrowing the l?ed of the river behind it. The tumbling over of the barrier had been and would l?e hastened bv the disposition of the strata of the table-land, in which limestone rested on soft shale. The lecture was illustrated l>v photographic aril other views, and by experiments showing the ero?ion caused by a bla?t of stud impinging 011 a glass plate. Some stones resembling tlmt im plements were shown, the finish of which was due to the same influences. and it was men tioned that the cut on the neck of the Egyptian Sphinx was probably owing to the action of -and. An artificial representation of what had happened in the history of the Niagara Falls was also exhibited. Professor Tyndall con cluded hv saying that. during his recent visit, he had received a hearty and almost affection ate reception from the'people of the United States, and in lecturing and living among this other Knglish-speakliig nation he had felt no break of continuity. The Arliet Dore at Work. Those familiar with the pictures of London life recently drawn by I>ore and reproduced in this country in a weekly pictorial will perhaps lie interested in knowing how they are con ceived. Douglas flerrold, the companion of Dore in his London tour, says: A< his fellow traveler through the Ugh* and shade of London during two or three seasons. 1 hail many fresh op|?ortunities of watching the m inncr in whi.'h Doie approaches a great subject. The idea of it germinates slowly in his mind. We dwelt 011 London, and the ways in which it should be grasped many mornings over the breakfast talde; and through the hours of many excur sions by land and water. Before any plan of pilgrimage had been settled. Dore had a score of note hooks full of suggestive bits, and had made a gigantic album f ull of finished groups and scenes; while 1 hail tilled quires of paper. Petit a petit l'oiseau fait son nid. We picked up straws, feathers, pebbles, clay, and bit by bit made the nest. You wonder bow the swal lows build the solid cups they fix under your eaves. These appear to have come by enchaut I ment when for the first time you notice winjs j fluttering alnive your windows. But the birds I have been at work with every peep of day? have never paused nor slacken *1. It is in the Dore gallery, however, rattier than in the il lustrated works?marvelous as these are?of the artist, that his untiring power is most strikingly manifested; at the same time it is here that he has been most grievously misunderstood. Half the critics have begun "by expressing their as tonishment at the rapidity of the painter; and then they have gone on to remark that it is a pity he does not give more time to his pictures. This shows marks of haste; that is crude, thin, and in parts scarcely half developed; the other is a mere sketch. "But here is the product of twenty years; for in all bis life Dore has cov ered only fifty-three canvasses! Proper C'onetraetloa of Chimney*. Professor Meidinger earnestly advocates sepa rate chimney flues for each story of a house, although they mav uot be as cheap nor as easily built as those which are common to several floors. In the latter case, according to hi* ex perience, it frequently happens that when tire is started on a lower story, spioke is thrown into an unheated room above, may endanger life. In two instances he has himself been awakened by smoke entering the room in that way. More rarely smoke mav be thrown into a lower room, when tire is built on an upper story. There is frequently, also, a persistent lack of draft for the upper story, which cannot be referred t^ want of altitude in the chimney, or even a tube ten feet long, the draft on the same floor is all that could be desired. Narrowing the tops of the chimneys by setting smaller pipes on them does not remedy, but rather increases the above defects. He illustrates and explains the above statements by a very simple apparatus, con sisting essentially of vertical tube, closed at the bottom audoi>ened at the top, made in two sec tions sliding on each other, each surrounded by a jacket to contain water, with throe small horizontal tubes penetrating the jacket to the interior tube at such distances from each other as to represent the openings into a chimney common to the different stories. It is used by introducing hot water into the jackets, and placing lighted candles before the small tubes (which can be opened and closed at will by slides), to indicate the direction and intensity of the draft,&c. A smaller tube inserted in the top will show the eflect of contraction of the top of a chimney. What Befell an Indiscreet Dog?A cou ple of dogs were having a dispute on the oppo site sides of a slat fence on High street the other morning, when one of them, letting his valor get the better of his discretion, plunged his head through the slats, in hopes of nipping bis antagonist. That was where he made the mistake; the head went though nicely, but would not pull back. The other pup, seeing bis toe in chancery, leisurlv commenced eat ing up the front part of his head and ears. There was "music in the air" about that time, and the yelping brought the juvenile owner to the rescue. He took the situation at once, and freezing on to that dog's tall, and bracing against the fence, he pulled his level best. For a moment it was doubtful which would give way first, the tail, the head, or the picket; but with a tinal surge, the boy brought away the pup minus the biggest part of both ears. "Th* first jump th%t that dog wheu }"X>se, was something over twenty feet, and with a con tinuous wail of grief he disappeared around the corncr?Xortk li ridge water (Matt.) Prttt. A Vai. cable Styptic?Sheets of household pa|>er, of moderate thickness, are steeped in a solution of tannin, of such strength that each sheet is impregnated with two grains, and then dried in the air. It is most useful in cases of external hemorrhoids, used as closet paper, a portion being placed in the cleft of the anus after each use, also in excoriations around the anus caused by the acid discharge of diarrhea in children. They form a ready styptic for stop ping the bleeding from cuts, and in superficial excoriations from blows or falls. Many other modes of application may occur to our read ers?Herald of Health. The vorBo women who work in the Lowell (Mass.) mills seem intelligently bent on having everything as it should be. On the 1st instant tbev dedicated a "Home." It is designed for the'shelter and support of worthy girls out of work and to aid them In procuring employment. Another of its benevolent functions will be to take care, during working hours, of children whose mothers are engaged in the mills. Noth ing could be better designed, and nothing could more forcibly demonstrate the wise intelligence which seems' to prevail among the mass of the Lowell operatives. "A bronze image, labeled 'Benton,'erected some years age in Lafayette park, St. Louis, in commemoration of the famous Senator," is so objectionable to the residents In the neighbor hood that they are to make an appeal to its designer. Miss Harriet Hosmer, to Join in the request for its removal, "on the ground that it is neither the likeness of the man, nor an expression of the idea it was Intended to com memorate." A leading citizen of Louisville stepped into a popular gin-mill the other day to relieve the asperities of life, and just as he was raising the glass to his lips a loafer cried out, "Snakes." Not at all disconcerted, the well-bred gentle man finished bis glass, and, turning calmly around, said, "Yon can't skeer me with snakes; I've had 'em." He met Miss Kitty at a baL. After talking about the balloon ascension, the weather, ana other things, he asked rather abruptly: "Where is our mother?" "Oh," said the sweet damsel, "I have left her at home. I generally do when I come to a ball. What ie home without a mother?" _ Illinois malcontents blame the fifteenth amendment for an epidemec of" black measles." VCountry liquor dealers In Massachusetts are sending their beer barrels back to Boston draped in mourning. 9T What a comment oa the isolation of the icy regions is the fact that Captain Hall's death wee mot kaewa to the world uatil nineteen months alter Its oacarr?ee, in this age of steam Cll 11 riwrrd br the rlrer Unkf, Where. mask and moonlight aiding. I>on Join* plaved their pt?U? prauks, I>ark dosnv sercnadinf. Br MocrUfc damsel it was plsrkrd, I be allien day then-, BTf?*in 'i?i?tbrii in l/iinti,0?iickfd, Who flung the |>?t away there. l'e con Id not knew in rimlico, A* little she iu Seville, 1 hat 1 should reel u|>on that j?eel And wish them at the devil! [ Predr r?Ht LtcJ:'r. The Qaeea't Praalag m?M. I.on.ion looked a* (t?v anil flourishing as in iu best day* when the street* of the wer filled with carriages laden withfa;r ladies in coort attire, hurrying to be present, or pre sented, at the Queen** drawing-r^om. The Oueen. who had onh arrived at the |>aiacefroin Windsor C**tl? won after II a. m.. ?t> all in full court trim, rested. refreshed and accoutred bv 3 o'clock, and entered the throne-room, re signed to the suffering which Her MajestvcaMs her ' periodical tortnre," with a* composed and calm a countenance v the horrible pro*pert would %dmit of. Her Majesty was attlrrd in less mourning than usual, the "deep Mack train was entwined by shining feather trimming*, and the white crape cape with diamonds and p ari*. The Princes* of Wales and Princes* Chri>t *u also appeared in mourning, but the M ir -hio n?ss ol Ixtrne shone f .rth iu a violet petti coat; profusely ornament'd with Honiton I i -. The contrast thus afforded excited some com ravnt, but the apparent "eccentricity" ot the departure from the general court mourning was accounted for by the tact that her Roval Highness being an artist, her art is-ic sensibil ity re?use* to admit the fitness of mourning on the occasion of worldly dt?plav.and many other people, besides those fond of artistic effects. ar?' incliiied to accept her opinion. The coni I'lete disregard of the comfort of tho guests hi vi'ed by her Majesty to p%v their r. sprits in virtue of their high birth their distinction. or any other claim, is really more reprehensible on the part of the I.ord Chamberlain, on whom vo!tcs fht-liipho'sterer's responsibility of the oc casion. Tne crowd of ladies assembled at the barrier before the moment of entering the nresence is awful in its fierce determination to allow of no alius*- or pressure to the fr uit. And when the barrier is o|>ened you should nee the strength and power of arm pri ward bv the virtuous British matron. She relies upon h-*r weight alone, and by simply bearing forward soon causes a dispersion of the foe to riglit and left. Then come the surly old generals and admirals, with their sharp-edged gold appointment, making sad havoc with Uce lap pets and tulle scarves; then come the cries and shrieks for mercy, as these heavv-footed blun derers tread ruthlessly on the long trains of the ladies, and pin them to thes(>ot without the power of advancing an inch towards the place tor which they have been so rtflianfly lighting. One would have thought on Tuesday thwp-*ll the Queen's fair friends must.have^HMonged to the category of those who "have nothing to wear," and so were compelled to wear it. Surely the Lord Chamberlain, who is so par ticular in his decrees concerning the proprietv of costume to be adopted bv the ballet girls of the o|K-ra, might venture u|M>n some mild en lorcenient ol decorum upon the ladies admitted to the presence of the Queen. With the sun glaring in at the windows, the hall-nakedto s< of the 1 a<lies iu their so-called full dress does not find a parallel in any court in Kurope, and certainly verges on dowuright(if not studied) in)propriety?L*.n,U>? Corr. Botton Courier. I*1'*5 If OOP AC Tl'BHEl?Cu rt'itis fahi'rr i 'i., n* The direction or the draft through the Ho.?sac funnel and the central shaft u*s been chang -d by the warm weather. Imriug cold weather the draft was through the tunnel and up the shaft. On April i?th. a? the themoiueter reached a temperature of ?S?. the circulation decreased to nothing, and reversed it* course passing down the shaft and out the portal east! 1 In.- change is taking place according to tem perature every day. I?uring the night the dratt is#upward through the shaft, and durii.g the day, as the air becomes warm, the same process takes piace as above mentioned The resulU-of a dow nward draft give interesting information. A light can be setn the entire length of the shaft, a depth of l.Ono feet. Ttie timbering is visible about one-half the distance down, giving a more frightful cast to the notorious place than ever before. 1 he daylight always |ienetivtei to the bottom of the shaft, a fact which has never been before recorded The progress mad' at the central shaft, west heading, for the month ot April, wju? 103 teet. the bent work ever done on the tiumtl? Troy I'rrst, May Htk. * An Jn\ ?A Western genius has in vented a little machine for removing the shells troni chestnuts and i-eanut*. It is made to fit r*; i Tl'f ,in *th- Passing from the nostrils, furnishes the motive power, the nut* dropped into the hopi>erorer top, and the moat, or uushelle?i Hutisdropix-d into the mouth of the eater below. It is noiseless in it" working, arid gentlemen or ladies who have been debarr ed from attending opera boutte or church be cause they were not allowed to "cruuch" nuts can now experience a new pleasure. ^TliE.roWKR or. w*a*TiTio*, still so re markable among tLe black |>eople of the South, i? shown in the case of Williams, a murderer just tried at Mobile. After he had committed the crime be cut oft the hand of the murdered man and presarved it in quick-silver and lime. fhT>.ing.,tiin Pocket, and firmly believing that the talisman would protect him from dan fnf?? , 'tec,tio1,1:. was caught, however, for all that, and u likely to be hanged iu spite ot the preserved hand. mr- The managers of the CuHard line of steamers have decided to adopt a lone route ?olHsio'im? Atlant'c for t^eir vessels, to avoid JUST tSSl'KD llenoirs of the War with Unite, BY JOHN B KENLY. PiiW.sbed bv LIPPINWTT A CO. For sal. b, fr MOIilN & CO., and general - mySUmlm tei a.ur?D,w?K?Li?i9,c:ov"v "? Or. S. D. Howe'i Arabian Silk Cure, FOR CONSUMPTION. Cure, ordinary Cough, and Cold, in a few hour*, like magic, also, ' Dr. S. D. Howe'a Arabian Tonic Blood Purifier, Jfye'r v"?'-table cleanse, the .Vstem of ^~23r2JSS!iS? - "i Ckailntjtr th' Nmnttnth Cemturv" w - . To find it. e<mai. *> ery bottle 1. worth it. w*>o;ht in gold Price # 1 per bottle; or .ia bottle, for A4. Sold wholesale and retail hy vSSK,* c" ? ,9? ???>???"*'*?"??. W *0 Hir^itTT'r7 Pen2."yl?i* J P M i rT Pein- 1Dj ?t * fc Majok, 7th and H street.. J. H. bTosB,7th and L rtreeU. . ? Co., H, street and Penna in j .?. jo\ e*, and a street. scmhoM? TaBE. 4 Co . ???Jth^'^he^1 ?? ?? Powlijio, 4^ and 0street, southwest. ~ ? j| wHitHEiT, North Capitol and H streots w p?H^??-iso,?dl Pennsyfuaniaave and *i W. B. Stosb, corner 7th and O street. t iLraap McLkop, Oeorgetown. apg-wAtJm* *" ' * MOW OPEN AT ?* Ni|IRlt||<|t Mo. 43V 7th street, between D and K streets, Sight doors above 0<K1 Fellows' flail, PAPISHANGISQ8 of ntw and ttrliik dMima m an^pf i^TS SU; ft 'c gilt rod or finishing plain, with a fnlfline of medlu pib;d^w^oBSE^rif.r^^ Imitation Frewo, and C?-iunion rrei^ch rirebo^d1 P^U, and moat complete assortment in the Di^nct _ . , WINDOW 8BADE8. oZZ Irftrt'cSXiZr ?1?^ n? sorter0'0? f?r "C'kin* iat? 8h*d PICTURE PBAME8 Solid Oval, Walnut and Gilt, and ail Oilt **? Jj? hi to SiJO inches. Bo* Oval rruiaiT! Wrraths at Cost. A bewnrifnl ? and American Gilt and Velvet ? yreoct and Porcelain P.ctur^ cJdTl^.1^^ variety. Frame, made to order. PICTURE CORD AMD TABSKI H 5*1 ^"^^Pi'rtrait Site, di(T-r?nt eofne. Oold Plared, Tinned and Wire Center Pirinr < ??rri2i: ???u- porceiiiS %? ture Bails, Rings, Screw Byes, ic PAINTINGS. EBGBAVING8, CBBOMOS *r A limited, but choice, selection in a a nr > 4^ r i Cn*?b 1110,1 Please remember name. 0MNo ?M i. MAKER ITER, au4 number _^?3*7thJ^, ^ " _?etween D and E streets. DEBT F00? FOR INFAN8 ?"T H u u ?a?SBas^S? (jsile unablr to afford^ proSSr Ewriag in rant, fr^-m-atTj ^sd of thi'b^we^ audTu'iVLn! intutiSj 8UMMER RESORTS. fal M.<1 hralth) lwckcr% . 1 ? Avr. r* JM? I br op*? tn1 rT3^^| \*ATTOM.?Tk? beamifai aid healthy n unM I i?.ort, ?i.o?tKd !!.?? Suickrr'a ?i?r f ai.,1 Mirt<<tii.d< d bi lb' B ur I t*ii . ?ixi within twob??r? rM< _ ? fr.-*- W CttJ.wiilbe op?a ? h?r?(??ll?olriM??kT Jn?f UI.KJ Km ? tH.- in j-r.'i. ) W, l 4ae pun ta fr Mih r k*. at. ice ???????, tlll?o with laa, aa* a j ?<?a? in ihr kna# An olifiil ?*ag - coach will al?? I'f k<*pt fur (In# acc -turn >laii >u <4 I >*rder?, and will kiwi tlw trtiw al llaailiu* I>*po'.. V ft > B R ? iKn'irt r<<?ii'r<M Tli>l?aiii*B U> ?p*t>4 tk? ?cwiirr in the coantry ? ill a>l imw. * O ?KI?JHT. B <ni>4 11:11 f O . Load .tin ??., Va ?/"(1 o to KOM W ?tr<^-? a rttiwr?t.f ? tn( <m* j ti< a ir rrt+rA to th- >!?< ? ml) if \\'EST END HOTEL, AT LONli HRAM H. X. 4.. WILL BE OPKIKP OH THE IWtb or JIM Application* for r>? m? ran malri< I? V f*ILI1 K1.1 M.N l< ? ? - ? ' ^ '? Y il ? l ? ? l'RK*KI K> , A llll.l'KKTH. r'-fi-' 'f i I 'i? Iriack OK??.U fRKMtl BV. I> M III U'KKTH amis tjui It m fHE OCEAN !IOl\SE, m IK*r O B T, B I Jump, |?JJ, H E W I Rk * BATCH. mil Si ^ I MMKB BOA Bi>.?T*i ??? who ? iab In <*?c lan^a IIk h>-a' an,i dii?t of thecm I t quarter- a- n tt. i: ui ,1 t.> try VcwBy ?h. Lol DOM IKSTITCTE wfcick a .11 l? jlJU. in readme** by Hi- Unit <>f Jaw Tli 1'uiUiu* .? largea?4 airy, aad evert effort will be aMd< t aim !-?? r t-, tlif < mfort and pl?*?ure f m? ?#?*. Siia*i?d <>ti Inch rr*nii4 n>*ar t h-* L- ? ?bnrg and AHir ?'?!<, ?lout nine Willi-* tr-.m tl?? foraifi place, with daily c- nimuiiK all' n witli Wellington Ctiargn* r< aaoa able. For parti< ular* ?ddre?? THOMASW HKK. at>. Ta nib' Sw AII If, Loudon cou t,M?K SIMMER BOABDRBS -f.Tur Mo I ? BOOMS. furtii?hed. AI*o. t ur nnfiir ; M-Ik-.I.biM B<' A Bl'.tn a lr< autti ill court ) ' kowr lu a health) locality. Quod refer fitrn. F<>r particular* apply to JOHN W KINSKLL, Clear*prin?. Wa?hmirtoti county. Ml. m7 In LADIES' GOODS. MIM Mi-COHMIU, 90-. PENNSYLVANIA A V ENl' 11 aa constantly on hand a fin- anaortni>-at of IMPOBTED BONNETS. STRAWS, < IIIP8, FLOWERS. BIBBOM*. ftc , nil <>f the bmk??I de*ign*. Ltdlw CAPS and COI T FI BKS jum r?H ?-iv?d mi u R KAl) AND SAVE YOUB MOMET. Ladim who bare Hair 8*itoh?a that kavafadM fr. in UK can have tli*m rt*t. M t? tboir naiurtf ?liadr m miperi jr nMim-r. W?? bare ? titj lar<* uwnnw't of |l ( grit; ?fri loan and hand<otwa Switchr*. T^ry cbeaa. Mow i? th?" Mbm to l?nj at MADAME ESI BEN S Uair Kactory.tol" U*h at., utar.U atr**t. aM-tr \1RS. C. B. GILLtT. HI AT TN K MEW TOBK MILLIMEBT 8TOBE. HAS BEMU\ED from til lib str.-ot 469 PF.MM8TLVAMIA AVEHUR. WASHING TOM I) C., and baa jn?t rtluinad from M-w Y -rk with tha I at <<?t at) lea and noveltiea in Millinery aud latter 0<"kI?. Thankful for paat (tiun. ?be aoltc?a a ram tinuance of patroaaff* apli In.* JV OTICE.?Bar (tain* a?- now being o??m4 ta HILL1MLUY - and FANCY WOODS, Br E LEN/BEBG ft CO., ?a-'r tst Hark-t Space, ?TAMPINQ DEPOT, fehJI-tr Qpp ^1t<- Patent OBoa W ELLINO OFP I ^ BELLIWO OFF I AT COST, TO D1SSOLYI PARTM EBSHIP, the entire atock OF THE MEW TORE BAZAR. 441 Seventh atrwt, near Br ?ar7 tr HO HCHBUC. aI ADIES'" L FREHOH STARCH RHAMEL icle in tb? world for aaarta a I I Orocera. II IS* Wart '3 the beat article in lb? world for doiai tm L Nnalin. It tmaarta a baaotifal (ioaa la the by all Orocara. ?CRMHAH A 00., <aru-lr PIANOS, Ac. A LABOR LOT OK MIARLT MKW AMB SECOMD UAMD PlAMoS, froai different factoriea, uow on band and^^^^ for aale or rent on Ea?T Tiik.Io make"' ?' * room at REICHEMBACH'S PIANO WAREROOMS. 4U3 litti rtreat, above Penuaylraaia araaae. Agency for Wm. Rnabe ft Cu.'a aud Wm Mc Camnion'? PIAMOS Second hand PlAHOS taken in part paym^at for new Piaaoa. wt u apd repairer of PIAHOI and ORUAHS, Ho. SSS ?ew Order* left at Rarr'a Jewelry Store, ba? Peunnyhania avenue; Hairn'a Drtj* St^Le,.u'"[?,'rJ^,'.n?eJlv?????? *?d Mb atraat, Boaenthal a, Ml 7th atraet, corner of H, will meat ?ith prompt atteutioa, and aatUfaction Kuaraa ****? afttlp ^TIEFF'S PIAMOS. nnan^aaaed in O tone and escr-llenct- of tiuiab: low priaea__M^^ and eaay lenna. O. L. WILD A BRO.JBBfel AfMa, 4KI 11th atreet, near north wm HI 1* ' corner Pennsylvania avenue, dealer* la Pianwa and Muaical Iu?tmmeuta (enerally. ^CMinc and Repairu,k- p.,jwbiu? and Varni?hin( , fnnlilul attention. ap!7-tr Tun receiv Jr. LUCAS. 114S 7tb atreet a. ?..Ikwml ? Hftflator ?r Pmno* aaW Ornai. Or ? 4era received at Tbotnpaoa'a corner lAth at IBM and M. York are. ; <Mt> V Brtd?e, near* 111** UNflW, Georgetown; and M(?m',cor. 7tA aad Pa. ?v. Piano* and other iuatrumanU packed and moved All work guaranteed. mhtt-ly SCB0"4Ci" * GREAT REDCCTIOH IB PRICBS. ?r?, have in a few y?ar?__^^^ liar here, a* well a* MnRIBBI ?. ?: ,.?m be had wwfottttM-nun lowing low nricea SOI'A BE PIAMOS fr?B t?* to R*l. CPBIOHT PIAMOS from MNIoM. uBAMD PIAMOS troa |Af> SlvSM Peraoua who wiah to aave fr.-m RltN to |M la Mt chaaing the beat instrument out, ara Invited to aaB and c4iipart for tbemaelvaa. Piaaoa (or raat PtaMi axchangad. Tuning aud Repairing properly attaoM to. CARL ?lCHTT(R. AgxK, dM-tr 111 PennorleaataawaaM. ^ RAILROAD ARB fc?Hl Cctalc lirtfifi la BafJiOoM Bond*the Be rowd OoBtpany fumUbea to the pa kite aa I aacnrlty which oocibtne* the ready aigntiaklltty, tBa ootiveuiruoe, mud the high credit ?t a Irat-oiaaa rail road bond, with tka aobdity aad aafaty at a i HAMDbOMlTpROFlTU) The booda are a Brat aad only i road, tta eqaipmenta and I which, oa the coapMoa at Ika i i to each mila of I KATBS TAX to I Mp^'wtUi^ao^CRR<TR?,pal ta UM poata^M

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