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[ , , ,-_ MOUNT PlSQAH. Ptsg&amp;h's settled down, river spread; t the sky, high. trealn. taln height; / the mountain top te ro the star s beacon fire blazes forth to stir the heart, move the soul to high desire earth a better part: their spell have wrought, the mind to higher thought. --Harper's Bazar. ERCY AND THE PROPHET. niL" WILKIE CDLLINS. CHAPTER VII--CO:qTINUED. Thus entreated, Percy roused him- So long as he abstained from to express them in writ- his recollections were perfectly to answer any reasonable call He has turned sulky, and for once he keeps his thoughts to himself. There was a family discussion on the subject of Mr. Linwood the other day, which is of no official interest so far. If it leads toanythig, I will not fail to send you the necessary particulars. "March 3.--The family discussion has led to something. "At Mr. Linwool's next visit the young lady (Miss Charlotte) had a long talk with him on the subject of his behavior to her father. They usually meet in the conserwtory: I have Iroken a pane of glass at the back and I can hear everything they say. The lady accused her lover oi being set against her father by some slanderer. As her anger rose, she did not scruple to guess at the slan- dercr's name. She mentioned noless a person than Captain Bervie. son of Justice Bervie, of the Manor house. Mr. Linwood's defense was a poor one: he could only declare that she was mistaken. She refused to be- them. He repeated in substance lieve this. and it ended in her giving : doctor's description of the first .him his dismissal, in these plain [ the two visions that had appeared words: 'You distrust my father, and ) him after the captain's departure, you refuse to admit me into your Bervie started. "A cottage par- confidence.--you needn't trouble he repeated. "We have just [ yourself to call here again.' a cottage parlor! A man like "The usual consequences fo,lowed trying to persuade a woman like upon this. Mr. Linwood is too fond he checked himself, as if he was to let Charlotte's name pass is lips',trying to induce a woman away with me," he resumed. her at last in spite Pray go on. What did see nextP' "He saw a traveling carriage," replied. "The lady was one persons in it. And there was man with her. And there was thing else only the doctor 3 it." "Could he tell you who the man rasP,, "No. He was toomuch exhausted. said, to see any more." you returned to consnlt "No. I had had enough of it." "When we get to London," said the "we shall pass along the on the way to your cham- rs. Will you kindly drop me at ruing that leads to the doe- Percy looked at him in amaze- "'You still take it seriously?" e said. "Is it not serious?" Bervie asked, "Have you and I, so far, done exactly what this man saw doing? Have I not shed bitter of disappointment? and who the cause of them but the woman saw by my side? Did we not in the day when we were rivals he saw us meet), with the pistols our hands? Did you not recog- nize his description of the lady when met her at the ball, as I, racer- it before you?" "Mere coincidences, Percy an- quoting Charlotte's opinion, had spoken together of but taking care not authority. "How many men have been crossed in How many thousand men ave fought duels for love? How thousand women choose blue or their color, and answer to the gue description of the lady whom doctor pretended to see?" "Say that is so :' Bervie re'oinecL "The thing is remarkable eve from ur of view. And if more follow, the result will more remarkable stilL" The next coincidence, if it hap- Would realize the love scene the ring. Was there auytMng was it even worth call- a coineidenceif Percy put au at ring on the fluger of woman who loved him. and if he her afterward? He consid- forbore, in this case, from his thoughts to "The thing that most sur- Prised me in the doctor's perform- ance," he said, "was his thinking our thoughts, and finding out our owu knowledge of our own n at'e s." The captain shook his head. "A mere question of nervous sympathy ad nervous insight." he answered. 'Deckers meet with similar cases in patients, l have seen recorded in medical books." CHAPTER VIIL Official Secrets. 6FROM PETER WEEMS TO JOHN JENNET, ESQ. "SKCReTERVICS DEPARTMENT, HOMB OF- FIC } . "'PRIVATE AND CONFtDINTIAEk "THE COTTAGE, D&aTFoan. February 2, 1817. Stp,I beg to inform you that there Is no fear of my being com- Pelled te leave my situation as ser- vant in Mr. Bowmore's house before I have completed the private inves- tigations committed to my charge. The attempt nade by Mrs. Bowmore and her daughter to,have the old ser- vant forgiven and taken back again has Iaile& He Presumed, it seems, on his long and faithful service to warn the master that his political opinions might Rat him into trouble. Mr. Bowmore positively refuses to forgive the liberty that his servant has taken with him. I am accordingly left in possession of the footman's place, and not the slightest sdpicion is felt of my true errand in the house. 'M Y note-book contains nothing relating to the past week, mainly m consequence of thevisit here of one Mr. Percy Linwoo. which has a little disturbed the domestic routine. This gentleman's avowed object is to pay his court to Miss Bowmore, Whether he is, politically speakiu , any importance, i hdo j u uscovor. Judging by appear- ees, though perfectly respectful to r, Bowmore, he is not particularly desirous of cultivating the society of hifuture father-in-law. Mr. Bow- more perceives this. and resents it. of his young lady to resist her aud lose her. tie accepted any terms she chose to impose on him as the price of being restored to her favor Half an hour later he was walking with Mr. Bowmore in the garden, and was asking leave to consult him about a claim on parliament for moneys due to his father's estate. Circumstances allowed me no oppor- tunity of listening safely to what passed at the interview. 1 can only report, as one result of the conver- sation, that Mr. Linwood accomna- nied Mr. Howmore the same evening to a meeting of the local Hampden club. I suppose he had his reward the next day by being permitted to put a ring on Miss Charlotte's finger in the gardcn and to kiss her after- ward to his heart's content. Far what took place at the club. [ refer you to the special agent who attends there in the character of one of the meulbors. March 10.--Nothing to report ex- cept the growing intimacy between Mr Bowmore and Mr. Linwood. and another visit of the two to the Hamp- den club. Also the happy progress of the youn gentleman's love affair. I only mention this latter trifle by way of necessary reference to Miss Charlotte. She has met old Justice Bervie out riding, and has heard from him of the unexpected return of his son, the captain, from foreign parts. From what I could pick up of the conversation at dinner. I gather that the justice has been informed of Mr Linwood's visit to the revolutionary dub: that he wrote word orbit to his son: and that the captain has re- turned to set his influence over Mr. Linwood against Mr. Bowmore's in- fluence-if he ean. Miss Charlotte is furious at the bare idea of his in- terferences, t'oor soul! she honestly believes her father to be the greatest statesman in Ennland. See what it is to be too dutiful a daughter! "March 17.Being occupied with matters of serious importance, you may not have noticed that Mr. Lin- wood's claim has been brought before the house of commons, and ha been adjourned for further couside, ation in six month's time. When the coun- try is threatened with a rovolutmn, parliament has something" better to do that to trouble itself about pmvac claims. It was simply absurd t bring such a matter forward at all "This, however is not the vie taken by Mr. Linwood and Mr Bow- more. 'lhey are both indignant-- especially Mr. Bowmore. He has de- cided to call a special meeting of the Hampden club to consider his friend's wrongs, and he has pursuaded Mr. Linwood to have his name put down as a candidate for election into the society. "March 26.A longer time than usual has elapsed mnce the date of my last report. "On reflection I thought it best to decide our doubt, whether Mr. Bow- morels or is not the secret agent in England of a club of French Revubli- cans by writing myself to the loun- ain-head of information in Paris. As you wisety observe the man him- self is a vain fool, who can only give us any serious trouble as an instru- ment in the hands of others. No such complication as this need be apprehended. After waiting some days for my answer from Paris. I havescertained that Mr. Bowmore did offer hi service to the French club, but tha(the offer was declined with thanks Either the Frenchmen made tnquirtes or .Mr Bowmore's true character was known to them when they received his proposal. "Nothing now remains to be de- cided but the other question of stop- ping this man's flow of frothy elo- quence (which undeniably has its in- fluence on some thousands of ignor- ant people) by putting him in prison. if I rightly understand your last in- structions, the main reason for delay is connected with the present posi- tion of Mr. Linwood. Has he too spoken or written seditiously of the government? And is it desirable to include him in the arrest of Mr. Bow- Dlore ? "By way of rplymg to this, I in- close the shorthand notes of my eel- league, charged with reporting the proceedings of the Hampden club. "The note numbered one contains Mr. Linwood's speech at the debate, on the question of forcing his claim upon the attention of the govern- ment Judged as oratory, it is wretched stuff. Judged as sedition it rivals the more elaborate efforts of Mr. Bowmore himself. "The note numbered two reports the roceedings at a special sitting of the club this morning. The $ub- ject of iebate is the proposal before parliament for suspending the habeas corpus act at the pleasure of the government. You will see that a publie meting, in "aid of British liberty,' is to be summened in a field near Dartfovd on the 2nd of A0ril; that the London societies are to re- ceive the committee of the Hampden club on the next day; that they are to escort Mr. Bowmore to Westminster hall and to in- ;ist on his bing heard at the bar of the house of commons. You will also perceive that the person who seconds the final resolution submitted to the club--which declares that par- liament must be intimidated, if par- liament can be reached in no other way--is Mr. Percy Linwood himself. "I have further ascertained that Miss Charlotte was present among 'the ladies in the gallery,' who were permitted to attend the debate, and that she is to be married to Mr. Lin- wood on the 7th of April next. These circumstances sufficiently account, to my mind, for the extraordinary im- prudence of which Mr. IAnwood has been guilty. Mr. Bowmore declares that the ,minions of the government dare not touch a hair of his head' Miss Charlotte believes Mr. Bow- more. And Mr. Linwood believes Miss Charlotte. "These particulars being commu- nicated. I have now the honor to wait your final instructions. "March 31.- Your commands reacied me yesterday at noon. "Two hours afterward I obtained leave of absence, and waited private- ly on Justice Bervie. I had my wig and my other materials for disguise in the pocket of my great coat: and I found, in a deserted stone quarry. an excellent dressing-room for the needful changes before I visited the justice, and before I returned to my footman's place. "Arrived at Squire Bervie's I sent in your confidential letter and had an interview with the justice, at which I laid my information in due form. On my asking next fqr war- rants to arrest Mr. Bowmore and Mr. Linwood, the justice retired to con- sider my prol)osiiou. But for your letter, I strongly suspect he would himself hay e applied to the home secretary before granting the warrant against Mr. Linwood. As things were he had no choice but to do his duty: and even then he did it with a reservation in the shape of a delay. Ite de(-lincd, on purely formal grounds, to date the warrants earlier than the second of April. I repre- sented that the public assemblage in the field was to take place that day, and that the arrest of Mr. Bowmore and Mr. Linwood a day or two earlier might prevent the meeting, by de- pricing it of its leaders. The jus- tice's reply to this was not very po- lite: ',I am acting in the exercise of my own discretion, sir. Good morn- ing." ,,On leaving the house I noticed three persons in the corner of the hall. who appeared to be interested iu watching my departure. Two of them I recognized as Captain Bervie and vlajor Much, both friends of Mr. Ltnwood. The third was a lady, whom I have since ascertained to be the ,captain's sister. That the two gentlemen are interested in steering Mr. Linwood clear of political dif- ficulties I have no sort of doubt. As to Miss Bervie, I can only say that she was certainly in the company of the maor and the captain, and to all appearances in their confidence also. "To-morrow evening (April 1) there is to be a special session of the club. to make the final arrangements for he pubhc meeting on the d. If my warrants had been dated on the 1st. I might quietly arrest Mr. Bow- more and Mr. Linwood on their re- turn from the club. and: the news woutd be spread in time to prevent the meeting. Under existing circum stances (unless I receive orders from you) I must decide for myself whether I make the arrest before the meeting or after. [TO BE C.OTrtED.] Wild Horses |, e,wareo Few people would imagine that such a thing as a wild horse could be found in an otd, settled country like Delaware. but a recent lawsuit brings out the fact that there are such there, and a good many of them. It seems that twenty-one years ago the Wistar brothers gave two ponies to a Mr. Black to be cared for in pas- ture on an island in the Delaware river. They have been there ever since, and have multiplied until there are now seventy-two of them, all us- broken, and they are  wild that it is dangerous to come near them. Black's widow has sued the Wistars for the care of the horses, and got a judgment for over $5,000, much more than anybody will give for the horses. The Wr, tars refuse to pay or take their stock off the island. Mat rlmonial PleAsantries, ..I propose when Lucy and her husband come back we forgive him for having eloped with her," said Mr. Uppercrust to his wife. ,,Never." replied Mrs. Uppercrut. sternly. 'But you know your father forgave us when I eloped with you." "Yes, but he did that because he thought I was sufficiently punished by already marrying you.'--Texas Siftings. %ranted to Ie Exact. Pelhm ParkerAre you of foreign extraetio P New GardenerYis, sohr, all ex- cipt two teeth hat Oi had pulled out in New York.--Truth. Georg:'s Iluuder. He--If you'll give me just one kiss Pll never ask for another. SheGeore, it is bad enough to tell a falsehood without insulting me at the same time. BAMBOOZLING GRANDMA. "There never was a grandma half SO goodV' He whispered while beside her chair he stood. And laid his rosy cheek. With mnner very meek. Against her dear old face in loving mood "There never was a nicer grandm% born: I know some little boys must be forlorn ]Bee,rose they've none like you, I wonder w at I'd do Without a grandma's kisses night and morn?" "There never was a dearer r:mlm. there '." He kissed her and he smoothed her snow-white hair: Then fixed her ruffled cap, An<. nestled in her lap, While rrandma. smiling, rocked her old am. chair. "When I'm a man what thin :s to you I'll bring: A horse and c,trrla e and a watch and ring. All grandm are so nice (Just here he kissed her twlee), And grandmas give a good boy everything " Before his dear urandma could reply This boy looked up, and with a re .'ulsh eye, The whispered in her ear, That nobody mght hear "Sy, grandma, have you any more mince pie?" The Fairy ]Bird and the Prl.eess. The Princess Amaraothe had a dove, which she kept in a golden cage dud fed and tended always herself, and that was so tame and loving that it would nestle in her bosom: auu all wondered at her care for the bird. for none knew that it was a fairy bird and gave the princess counsel. Now, Prince Timour came to court to woo the princess. He was lord of six castles and one of the handsomest men of his time. The princess found herself not ill disposed toward him. "But what sayest thou. my dove." said she. "That cruel man will never make a kird husband," answered tee bird, at which the princess wondered not a little. But one day she saw him beating his hound and turned away saying: "This man shall never be my hus- band." Then all the courtiers exclaimed and the king, her father, was not a little angry, and sending for her said: "Daughter, if thou dost not marry within the year thou mayest even shift for thyself. I am weary of keeping a palace and a hundred gig- gling maids for a foolish weneh who canuot tell her right hand from her left, and has not wit enough to accept a fair offer when it is made to her." Atthat the princess answered never a word, but went away and wep until the dove comforted her, saying: "Be of good cheer. It is better that your father should chide you once ,han your husband always." , six months passed away and there came a second prince to court. He was uglyand old. but was master of two kin gdoms and twelve castles. lie never rode without a hundred men-at-arms at his back. and he ehauged his dress three times a (lay, av.d never wore the same dress twice. I., brought the orincess, by way of a present, an ivory chariot, lined with sltin, a dresser velvet, and a lace veil that it had taken 100 years to era- t-folder. Then, again, the princess atked counsel of the dove "If you hate him at first sight," an- swered the bird; "how will you hate him when you are forced to see him e ery day?" 80 said the princess: "I will not become.his wife.either. " Then the prince packed up his ivory chariot, and the lace veil and the vel- vet dress, in a violent huff. and took Lfimself off; an(l the king, her father, fll lute so great a rage that he could not eat his dinner. "Look well to thyself! The year is nearly roneP' he cried, 'q waut no foola about me that cannot tell on which side their bread is buttered." The year passed on till it came to the las t day, when there rode up to the palace gate a handsome young knight, tali nd straight as an oak, with eyes as blue as the princess' own &Zd a voice as sweet as that of a bird: and the princess seeing him, said to the dove: "This one I love." "Nay, then, take himP' answered the bird. Bat the whol court was in an u- roar, for this young knight had only his sweet voice_'and his good sword; no men-at-arms and no ivory chariot. "If thou take this man never eome back to me," said the king, "unless tho eanst bring a train of 1,000 e!e- phants laden with treasure with thee." So they went away together from the palaee, the princess riding be- hind the knigl, t on his horse; aud no one cried good speed; only the dove nestled in her bosom and comforted aer a little. And all day long they journeyed through the forest, until they came to a poor little cottage, the gate of whleh stood open. "That is our home," said the knight; and, fastening his norse, he began to chop the wood to get the supper, white the princess, who had found some flour in a closet, bgan to make some bread. "tlow now'?" asked the dove. "Have you no regrets for the twhiv castles, the ivory chariot and the velvet dresses?" "NOW said the princess, stoutly; "I have something that all of them can- not bring, and that is Iovel" Hatlly had she spoken th words, hen the low, smoky walls shot up into rows mlrrom and columns, and the belus over their heads grew lnt,* noble arches, and the floor breams marble, and the knight's poor dress turned to cloth of gold. and the prin- cess rol:.e to silver tissue: and abou , the cast.e stretched a splendid garden and at the door stamped and trumpet- ed a thousand elephant, laden with silver; while in the middle of th$ room stood a splendid repast, at which the princess and her husband sa down. So the princess' wiseacre was proven to the king, her father, who, since he has seen the thousand elephants iade with treasure, is exceedingly feud of t,lking about his son-in-law. Liberty or Death. A few miles from the banks of th Alabama r,ver, about fifty mile.a above the Gulf coast, in a lovely wooded country, is a beautiful army post, called after the home of Wash- ington, Mt. Vernon. Several com- panies of United States soldiers, with their officers constitute the garrison. A railroad runs immediately by the post. of which it is one of the station*. Travelers on this road find objects of peculiar interest in seeing there the famous Indian chief, Geronimo. and a part of his band, who a few years ago spread dread and desolation through- out Arizona and New Mexieo, and kept detachments of our army iu dili- gent and dangerous march for them for many months before they were captured. They have since then been prisoners at Mt. Vernon. Geronimo and his braves are now engaged in the peaceful occupation of making bows, arrows and blow-guns, which they sell to the travelers who stop on their way to see them. A pathetic incident, showing tim Indian' undying love for liberty, recently oeeurred at Mount Vernon. A young Indian, who had been for three years at Carlisle, Pa., after his course there was finished, enlisted in the army and was sen to Mount Vernon. lhs name is James One Star. Perhaps he was over-persuaded to enlist. At any rate, he did not ap- preciate what a soldier's garrison life meant. After a trial of its regularity, molotony and confinement, he con- eluded that it was not the life for him. So one night he qui(tly laid dowu iis hrun and s[ioped away. Following the north star. he made his way along the banks of the river till he reached an inland town, abou a hundred miles away. There curiosi- ty or need led him to stop, and there l,e quickly came to grief. He was arrested and information of his pres- ence was telegraphed to Mt. Vernon. During the interval of a day or two between his arrest and the arrival of the ser,,eant sent to take him to his pdst, One Star reposed behind the bars of the city prison, where he was the object of much interest to the citizens, and of friendly sympathy when he gave his Peaaons for desert, int. "I was kindly treated," he said0 "and well cared for. I had everything I needed or desired, except liberty. That I could not live without. I wanted to be free and go and come and do as I wished." When asked if he did not fear un- ishment when he returned to his pest, he said: "No. They will certainly imprison me, with all its hardslfips. Perhaps they will shoot me. But I don't care to live without liberty." Poor One Star is now suffering the penalty of his desertioe. --Philadelphia Times. The Parrot's Joke. There is a parrot u Philadelphia and his name ts Jim. He is right up to date so far as the grasping of opportunities is concerned, and every once in awhile he does something theft serves to keep this impression firmly fixed in the minds of those about him. IIe gave one of iris object lessons the other day. Adjoiniug the house where Jim rules supreme is a coat yard. There are trestles in it on which the hump- back iron horses push cars ladeu with black diamoud The freight men have a peculiar, cry, indicating whcu to shoot the cars on the trestle It is something like "Wah-Hoo-o- Whoop." Jim's cage was moved to the side of the house where the coal yard is the other day, and through the window he heard the cries of the trainmen and saw the cars shoot, The cry wasn't in Jim's vocabulary, and he took to it like a duck does to water. That night he began to prac- tice on the vocal signal. The imita- tion was a little ragged edged at first. but the festive bird soon had his vocal chords trained down to the aecompant; ment Then he waited for his chance. It came the following day. The window where his cage was placed had been put up in order to air the room. The coal train came puffing along. There was a little drilling and a section was taken out. part of which was to go on the trestle of the coal yarn. Then came Jim's opportunity. Before the two center cars could be coupled the mischievous bird inflated his lungs and shrieked "Wah-ltoo-o-Whoot x '? The engiueer pulled the laver'and away shot the uncoupled section on trestl It was up the incline before half the force had been expended and three of the cars jumped the guard and tumbled into the yard below. The trainmen stood aghast with as- tonishment, and Jim--why he just rinued. Wisdom From the Nursery. "Papa!" cried little Willie,. as the clock indicated 3 in the morning. No answer. "Papa!" cried Wilhe aain, and a&raiu and again. Finally papa got up and walked into the nursery, rubbing the sleep out of his eyes "Well, what on earth do you want at this hour of the night?" he said. "Well, papa" said Willie, sitting up in bed, "if Grover Cleveland's first REAL ESTAT E MOVING. MR. ( W. CRAWFORD'S VlE' OF THE SITUATION. Houston, Text, Rapidly Coninff te the Front--The Real Estatm Market A- tire--No Boom. but Hcaltay Condi- tions Prevall--A Good Opportunity for Invest o1, [Globe Democrat.] Mr. O. W. Crawford, secretary of the 1ational Real Estate association, in talking over the situation, said: It is interesting to note the plaintsof the people. Yon see by what small limits human vision is circumscribed. When this term of financial depression com- menced, labored editorials appearing in hundreds of newspapers, put a tale of woe in the mouths of the whole people. It is startlingly true that the masses speak the wordg that the press gives them to speak. The country was suffering a relapse from booming. The real estate men had promoted the booms--those Pan- dora Boxes. So said the press. Right here let me say that real estate men, simon pure, are not boomers. The boomers are the lawyers, the doctors, the livery stable men, professors, boarding house keepers and carpen- ters. who unasked and unneeded, flood our ranks, and like Jonal,'s gourd, come up in a night. They sere no apprenticeship; without knowing the multiplication table, they tackle the most abstruse prob- lems in the calculus of our business There has been no malignant real estate fever in the United States for several years. The last was in Cali- fornia, and that was almost ancient history when these bad times set in. The papers have since found in turn several all-sufficient causes for full bank vaults and, empty factories. The press said free silver or silver that is not free. The people took up the shout. The press now exclaims, "Too much tariff" or "Too little tariff." Thank fortune they have topped talk- ing about real estate booms. There is only one place in the United States that I know where there is any marked real estate activity. That is at Houston. Texas. But it can not grow into a boom. for the agents told me when i was there last week that the purchases were small and 90 ,per cent of them'for cash. The clearing house reports have advertised ltouston's business as outof all proportion to its population. All railroads run about half fare, round trip excursions, once a month to Texa& The next one starts the 13th of Feb- teary. They are all alive down there, let me tell you. Everybody is helping to advertise their fruit lands. The New Hutchins house sends free a beautiful- :- ly illustrated book of several hundred pages, to every one who writes for it. I believe that the cash now hoarded in banks, and which by the way don't belong to the banks but to the people, will be invested in real estate.- he -' large subdividers in Chicago tell me an  : " unusually large vercentage of their sales are for cash. A l]iffamiat u Eightcei I is seldom that the courts are called upon to prosecute a girl saroely 18 years old for the serious crime of bigamy, yet this is what was done at Ballston, N. Y., recently, and the evidence was so conclusive that  the accused was convicted and sent to prison. Nellie Daelos o Saratoga Springs, had a mania for narry|ng, and although she is but 18 years of age, she ba three hasbands liviug. She was arraigned in the court of ses- sions ou au indictment ehargiug her with bigamy, in having married Wil- o liam Lawler of Albauy and Frank Clough of Asbury ['ark, while her flu\\;st husband, Charles Duclos of Sat a- toga, is living. She pleaded guilty. Il AND OUT. First-class fare for twenty-five mile on the new Congo railroad costs $10. Tle Tartars take a mau by the ear to invite him to eat or drink with them. Thereis said to be two terraMn farms in the United 8tales, located at Mobile, Aim, and in Maryland. Philadelphia, which owns aud or- ates its own gas works, has reduced the prier of gas from 1.50 to 81 per L000 cubic feet. The physielans of Brussels have re- eeutly banded themselves into a union, pledged not to accept any fee below a certain fixed sum. Mrs. William Tarbox of Natlek, R. L, is a womanof high aims. A burg- lar got into her house the other ni;zht and she fired three shots at his head. The souvenirs he left behind were a hat with e, bullet hole in the crown and a seetlon of the lobe of one of his eal, A Japanese udience, when they wish to express disapproval of a bad playl do not r or hoot, or make any hideous and Ineonveuient noise; they merely rise to their feet and turn thetr back, o the stage, upon which the curtain immediately descends, and the play is forthwith tabooed. Baptism by immersion was per- formed in a peculiar mnner a few days ago in Buffalo township, Wash- ington county. Pennsylvania. Thomas Totand was too ill to leave his room, and was desirous of bapttsm. A large box was made and filled ith water, and into this Mr. Toland, suspended in a sheet, was lowered. Joe Chaney of Cherokee county,Aid., has earned the title of "The Modern Samson." He wa reeent!v uuruly and placed in jail at, Birmiugham- Immediately upon being put in a cell he astounded the jailer by breaking down the door and calmly walking out. He was then chained fast to the name was Jimmie, what would hla floor, and in tess than a miuute after- last nme be?"--Harper's Ba. wards had easily freed himself.