CRICKET CLUB SUPPER AT TREORKY. i The third annual supper of the Treorky Cricket I Clttb waB held on Thursday evening at the Treorky llotel under the presidency of Mr Bice Morgan. A large number of visitors attended, consisting prin- cipally of the local tradesmen, and after the tables had been cleared an entertainment took place. The tiBoal loyal toasts having been proposed Mr Palmer Save the Treorky Cricket Clab," to which the -ptain, Mr D. James, grocer, replied. Mr Llewellyn, colliery manager, Abergorky, responded to the Trade of the district," and Mr Thomas, draper, to the toast of the Bishop and Clergy and the Ministers of all denominations." Some capital 4ftgs were given in the course of the evening.
CURIOUS CASE OF SUPPOSED SUICIDE AT MERTHYR. '?f rt (, V: About half-past nine o'clock on Monday morn- in Rees Rees, a collier, aged 57, residing at 42, Twynyrodin, Meathyr, was found dead, with his head immersed in a partly-filled tub of water at the back of his house. Deceased had been in a bad state of health for about three months, and it is supposed that he committed suicide by drowning.
OUTRAGEOUS ATTACK ON A MERTHYR SOLICITOR. Ab Merthyr police-court, on Saturday, Thomas tvinstone, a blind man, living in the Brecon-road, VVRS summoned for assaulting Mr John Vaughan, solicitor.—The complainant S9id the defendant on Wednesday afternoon entered his office, and repeatedly attempted to strike him with a big stick. Witness dodged thg blovrs, ancl went out and fetched a policeman. Defendant was under the influence of diiuk at the timp, and he made use of very profAn« language.—Defendant explained to the magistrates that Mr Yaughan bad sent the bailiffs to his house for ground rent. Whilst he was in a pnbiic-bonsa having a glass of beer he was told that Mr Vaughan wanted to see him, and he went to the office. lie got into a deuce of a tear," but he was now very sorry for what he bad done.—The magistrates imposed a fine of 53. and costs.
SHOCKING ACCIDENT AT S1RHOWY. a 2lSar3day n30rcin8 a shocking accident befel LntwZf nafed Le*' ^ile assisting a tL b Cume- in removiccr fr0I„ 28, The Row, birhowy. It appears that tne — i found a bottle containing liquid ou the top SL. >R of the pantry This she placed in a tin ketMe throw VWlwf CU4Tie SU^sted ^at she sbou!<i throw H away. Sne accordingly proceeded -■> «Xd'debS e int0 tb? »««'• "U it »nddtciv nece«sitatiria °ne • Uer hands cIean off> TPT^D-t Her face al-o thJ'SL w'. aQd 13 fear*d tbat sk€ will Jos, the si tt of botn eyes. It 5eeciS :i ,> bottle co.- £ oitro-glycerine, which Currie was in tie habit of using for blasting purposes.
AS OTHERS HEAR US. The following amusing anecdote is told of W.* Fielding, who was for some years the Vicar- Chor at St. Paul's Cathedral: t There carne to St. Paul's many years ago a young curate, who, after the manner of his kind, deemed himself a very big man indeed. The dean was, he would probably have admitted, a big man in his way but the curate, qua curate, was a tremendous fellow. And being very young and inexperienced, lie deemed it his mission to set matters to rights, and so expended all his superfluous energy in inter- fering with everybody's business instead of concen- trating it on his own. Among other things, lie longed to take the choir in hand, and on a favour- able occasion pounced upon poos Fielding, and began to pester him with suggestions, hints at faults, and dwell on the necessity for reforms. Fielding listened until his pat, ence was exhausted, and then blandly suggested whether, if reforms were to be tiia order of the day, it would not be wise to begin with. the curates, and take the choristers in due order and degree? The suggestion was received witli amazement. The curates! In what are they amiss? "In many things," was the stolid rejoinder. "Indeed! lieally this was most refreshing r They did not know that they had critics in the choir, who did them the honour of noticiug their shortcomings." Oh yes, you have," said Fielding, not at all perturbed. "And pray," demanded the curate supereiliously may I ask if I am included in the list of those who fall under the censure of the gentlemen of the choir ? Certainly." "Indeed! Perhaps you would favour me with hint or suggestion as to my shortcomings? "With pleasure, since you ask it" ''Thanks, very much, I'm sure. And what may be the faults you have noticed in me ? "One of them will be enough to begin with. Your reading often makes the service ridiculous." Dear me Yes for example, when you have to read, 'He that hath ears to hear let him hear,' how do you suppose you give it? I don't know, I'm sure." "Well, you say: 'He that hath yahs to yah let him yah.' Do you suppose people listen to that without feeling it ridiculous? The curate snorted, tossed his head, and went his way. Some twenty years elapsed, and one day, as Fielding stood on the steps of York Minster, aftec some gathering at which he had sung, a rosy, plump, jovial clergyman came up and offered his hand. Fielding did not recognise him; asked his name, and was still in the dark, until the other, slapping him heartily on the shoulder, exclaimed, "He that hath yahs to yah let him yali, and burst into aloud, ringing laugh. "Ah, Mr. Fielding," he said, I thought myself very clever in those days but you gave me a lesson that day which I never forgot. I am a married man now, with a large family and a good living, and I hope I do my duty; but I leave my choir to do theirs, and above all—I don't L vah any more.
PORTUGUESETLIFE. A man will learn very little of, let us say, the inner life and modes of thought of his fellow passen. gers, even on a long voyage. I once travelled by a large steamer, the captain of which had spent half a lifetime in conveying passengers of various na- tionalities, chiefly Brazilians and Portuguese. It was the first time I had encountered individuals « of either nation, and I was curious. "What sort of people do you find them?" I asked the captain, one day, as we paced the quarter- deck together. "Well, sir," he answered, "they're a queer lot, Vid that's the truth of it! "How so? "For one thing," said the-captain, "they all of them, man, woman, and child, squeeze their feet into boots that it gives a man the cramp to look at" "And what besides ? The captain turned short upon me, as if the se- cond development of nationality was really almost beyond his patience. "Whell they eat roast beef, sir, they won't take a bit of mustard with it. Now that's a fact I
A CUNNING EXPEDIENT. there is a fable among the Hindoos that a thief having been detected and condemned to die, happily hit upon an expedient which gave him hope of life. He sent for his.gaoler, and told him he had a secret of great importance which he desired to impart to the king, and when that had been done he would be prepared to die. Upon receiving this piece of intelligence, the king at once ordered the culprit to be conducted to his presence, and demanded of him to know his secret. The thief replied that lie knew the secret of caus- ing trees to grow which would bear fruit of pure gold. The experiment might be easily tried, and his majesty would not lose the opportunity; so, accom- panied by his prime minister, his courtiers, and his chief priest, lie went with the thief to a spot selected near the city wall, where the latter performed a series of solemn incantations. This done, the condemned man produced a piece of gold, and declared that if it should be planted, It would produce a tree, every branch of which* would bear gold. "But," he added, "this must be put into tha ground by a hand that has never been stained by a dishonest act. My hand is not clean, therefore I pass it to your majesty." The king took the piece of gold, but hesitated. Finally he said "I remember, in my younger days, that I often filched money from my father's treasury which was not mine. I have repented of the sin; but yet I hardly dare say my hand is clean. I pass it, tltere, fore, to my prime minister^" The latter, after a briefuonsideration, answered: "It were a pity to break the charm through v, possible blunder. I received taxes from the people and as*I am exposed to many temptations how can I be sure that I have remained perfectly honest I must give it to the governor of our citadel." "No, no," cried the governor, drawing back. "Remember that I have the serving out of pay and provisions to the soldiers. Let the high pneat plant it" And the priest said: "You forget; I have the collecting of tithes, &a(% the disbursements for sacrifice." At length the thief exclaimed: Your majesty, I think it were better for society that all five of us should be hanged, since it appeata that not an honest man can be found among us." In spite of the lamentable exposure, the king laughed; and so pleased was he with the thief's cunning expedient, that he granted him a partlon.
5 SDDDE8 DEATH IT LLAHCiliCH. I A yourg nan narnfld Carter, a collier, lodging I in the New-row at the above died rather suddenly there on Sunday evening at his lodgings. ■Deceased, who came there from near Aberaman, >here his relatives reside, was a steady young Wan.
Khondda Police Intelligence. JjONBAY. —Before Mr. John Davies, Mr. Blatndy Jen- kins, and Mr. E. Thomas. SOME MORE "BONA FIDES" AT PENYOR A 1 ° ° WILLIAMS and Richard Lloyd were charged with pre. tending to be travellers.-P.C. Smith said AT HALF PAS^ NINE o'clock on the 12th inst he went « FDQS* LAN and found defendants. Both SAID they hved at Gelli, but it was proved that they lived a Y 3?he defendants pleaded guilty.—fined •>=• eac Costs. DRUHK AT FEKSDALE.-John MORG^, was C arge BY P.C. Lewis with being drunk on ^URD. night, *Ud cursing, swearing, and faghtmg. Cresswell ■JALY IABT —Fined 15S. and costs.—Winiani uressvv ell also charged by the same constable with being DRNNKSI Monday. The defendant had been fined in ■APRIL last aad in May had 14 days impnsonment.- T'ined 15s.—William Morgan was fined 10S. for a SIMILAR offence. „IW AT TKEMBBEBT.-Francis Mips »d Grwilym Samuel were charged by P.C. Miall with BEING Sunk in Baglan- street ON the 15th ,inst. He Phillips kick a man who was on the ground IAND othar defendant was beating him. Phillips fined 14„ C„MNEl 10s — Thomas Williams was charged Vih" *iU> .t a» ««.« titne and place, and WAS fined S*. and costs. PTTTJTR,TT« DRIVING AT BLAENBHONDDA. — William JONES David Morgan were charged with _this «5ENCR p C Llewelyn said that between 10 and I S last Monday he saw the two defendants in Jones driving a two-horse break t *&D Morgan a one-horse break. ^ORGANBUT J0IIEA was going to pass J°^ES' MORGAN TRIED Pulled in his wrong side to stop him.■ JTOD HIM Jo PASS him on the near side butJ«nep MH" JPHEN Morgan passed close bju, off thea &'ahteyon. ^EIR horses go. They race G JONES HAD KBPT think it WOULD have SECURED His Worship expressed surprise at the CWE as he travelled with them nearly every day *HD fad never seen anything of the kind. Fined O^ *HD costs eaeh. DRUNK AT HEOLFACH.—John Davies was charged *ith being drunk and causing a disturbance in William-street, on Wednesday last, and was fined **8. and costs. THSEATBKIN? J^NTVIJAGE AT SAIDO'nthe ^AS charged with this offence. Maiy N8ED VERY *&TH inst. defendant PASBED H HE LIVEA JU TNE threatening langnage tQwards he FOVV]S, ANCI rne row as sbè does. She had lost 20 fowls, and Shi »»B he „FTME to his house one morning and remaineu KE for two hours to see if SH^ COULD HND III IMENCES of fowls. She had blamed him tor fating C Thomas Morgan said he was upstairs and «'7Lr"t&k; looidBg o»« of ^INRIOW he saw complainant With a poKer IN n HAND. A man came and took the POKE\^T V^NA V. He believed defendam was there-John E A «FTIA HE lodges at complainants house, tie nea.ru Siioat, Oh, Will, how would you to2 ve a plateful of chicken." He then said to William Thomas, Kick the if you won't I will. CRoss SRMMONS.-MARY Wilson was then charged MTH assault.—John Watkina said he was walking UP the pavement and defendant said. It is yo Y who had my fowls." He replied, 'Dont say that again or I will give you one1 She THEN struck KIM on the arm with a poker. He had a child YEARS of age in bis arms.-Elizabeth Bemboe and I>avid Merryman corroborated. ANOTHER CHAltoE.-Mary Wilson was charged with another assault.—Henry Gillard said he saw defend- aut with a poker aiming at Watkins. He went between them, and defendant struck him with the poker over his hat—breaking the hat.—Defendant said they burat open her door and she got the poker to defenk herself. YET ANOTHER I-Henry Gillard was then charged With ASSAULT—Mary Wilson said he ,CAME-R*I0, house, burst open the door a*d STRUCK her. E %nt denied the charge. All be did WASTATAKETHE fcoker oat of her hand.-ALL the cases were dismissed, %ch to pay their own costs. ASSAULT AT GBIXI.-John Watkins was charged VITH assault. John Meredith, labourer said on the 18th instant defendant struck him WITH his FIAT^ and Rot bimi down on his back, and pusned 8 m his eye, trying to push out his eye. He ha A word to defendant.—Richard Woosman said ;"»ERE- dith was smoking his pipe with his hands pockets, and defendant RUSHED upon him ana ssru him, knocking him down, and putting his finger in nis eye.-Defendant said they charged him with stealing MrR Wa.tkms fowls.-Thos. Woosman corroborated. -Fined 5s. and costs. ABBATTTI AT DIlus.-Sarah Thompson was charged With assault. Jane Evans, widow, said last Monday Week she returned home aboat eight o'clock. She sat on the walk, and called ^ER daughter, who was out. Defendant came out and rolled up her sleevos chal- lengmg her to fight. She said she would wash her hands in her blood. She then spat N her _W and threw a stone at her.—James Dowling said on the 13th instant they called each other names, and the j » i i. __Qf in romolainant s face* and throw a defendant SP^T N DAVIEA SAid defendant was Wanting to fight complainant, and her of drink, and spat at complainant.-Mary ANN HODGE corroborated.—Defendant called Martha Morns^who Baid complainaat and defendant were Q IJNFW. calling each other names. That was Both bound over in I5 each to keep the p taonths, and emeh to pay her own costs. DRUNK AT PENYGRAIG. Samuel Phillips was charged by P-C. Smith with being drank AND NO^ on Sunday afternoon. There had been a fight. X e defendant was using bad language. He was so drunk that he took him to the police station.—Sergeant Llewellyn proved a previous conviction of ius ana costs, in default he went to prison for 10 days, rinea i)s and costs, or 14 days. DRUNK AT FERNDALE.—Ann Dally was charged by P.C. Lewis with being drunk at 7 o'clock last Saturday night, cursing and swearing. A great crowd was pre- sent. Fined 5s, or seven days imprisonment. CLAIM FOR PRIVATE IMPROVEMENTS AT TREORKY.— The Ysrrad Local Board of Health summoned W. H. Brooks for refusing to pay the sum of 93 lis. 3d., for private improvements. Mr. Rosser appeared for the Board, and said that notice of the apportionment was sent to the defendant on the 2nd day of February, and in May he wrote to the Board expressing adesire to examine the plans. A letter was sont by the sur- veyor, telling him he could see the plans at the offices. Defendant had never taken any notice of that.- Ordered to pay. "VARIETIES AT FERNBALE.—Rees Morgan was charged with using threatening language.—Elizabeth Slade said on the 14th she and her daughter went out at half-past eight, and saw defendant coming towards them. He called her everything he could and said all the ducks and fowls F-he had were stolen. He said he would blow up the place and all that was in it. -ahe did not kaow defendant. Defendant WM ordered TO pay the costs, 10s. 6d. ASSAULT AT TVLOBSTOWH.—Joel Williams, who was charged with assaulting Evan Hopkins, did not appear. Adjourned for a week to allow the parties op 46 settle.
MERTHYR BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THE RETIRING WORKHOUSE MASTER. REDUCTION OF EXPENSES AT ABERDARE SCHOOL. Mr R. H. Rhys, J.P., presided at the weekly meeting of the above Beard on Saturday. A letter was read from Mr T. B. Meredith, the workhouse master, stating thar, as th« pariod of his service was about to exi); e- he wished to return to the B: ard his sincere thanks for th kind consideration which thfy bad shown him in the performance of his various duties, which he humbly trusted had been discharged in such a manner as to hfivs given satisfaction. Having been for the last 24 years in tèw employ of the Board, and, having thus spent with them the but years of his life, he ventured to hiv before the guardians such claims as he bid for a superannuation allowance. Notice was given that the ♦natter would be considered five weeks eneg. Th" Chairman said the number of children in the Aheidare School was not increasing, and if the board did not see their way to pressing into it children who were now in receipt of out-door relief, something would hive to be done to reduce the expenditure. The only way he could see to dimiuirfh the expenditure wns tu impose more work npon the snpecin'endent and matron, and to dis- pense with the schoolmaster and training mistress. He had mentioned the subject to Mr and Mix Williams, and they had both veryreadiiy expressed thfir wilhctinpas to do all they possibly could to | meet his suggestion. He proposed to bring the! matter under she consideration of the School Com- mittee at their meeting next Friday.
YSTRADYFODWG LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly meeting of the Ystradyfodwg Local Board was held on Friday, when there was present: Mr J. Davies (in the chair), Messrs D. Evans, W. Davies, D. Jones, S. Smith, E. Evans, and J. Wqlters --I.lr Smith said that the state of America Fach was something awiul.-The Surveyor said they could not interfere between the people.- The Chairman Tbe nuisance must be done away with. MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT. Dr. James then read the following report: There were 149 deaths registered for July-52 and 46 respectively were under one and five years of age-and during the same period there were 103 males and 128 females born, making a. total of 236. The death rate was 22-08 and the birth rate 34"8 per 1,000 per annum. Measles caused 25 deaths, viz., 14 in Treorky, 8 in Treherbert, and the remaining 3 in Porth. Scarlatina caused 17 deaths—8 in Ferndale, and the remainder in Treherbert and Treorky. In August 151 deaths were registered, included 53 and 29 infants, and of 270 registered births 142 were males and 128 females. The death rate was 22 4 and the birth rate 40 8 per 1,000 per annum. Scarlatina caused 13 deaths, and mtaales S; diarrhoea 4, and typhoid fever 2; and 12 deaths were certified by the Coroner's Court. There have been six cases of typhoid fever in North-road, Porth, viz., in 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 64. I am aware that Mr. Jones is preparing to drain this place but this visitation of typhoid will, I hope, expedite his pro- gress.—I beg to remain, your obedient servant, J. R. JAMES. The Surveyor then proceeded to read the reports of the inspectors of nuisances. Mr John Evans reported a fatal cqse of typhoid, bac the fever was decreasing. Mr D. Evans reported four fresh cases of typhoid, being an increase of one. Mr William Davies reported that there were five fresh cases of typhoid at Porth. Reference was made in this report t-, the nuisarce at the back of Geo. Morgan's house, PEnrIiiwslwyiat-road. There was some dis- oussion upon the matter as to which was liable. Ultimately it was decided that both the parties on whose premises tbe nuisance existed should be summoned, as it was said the nuisance flowed from one to the premises of the other and it was held by the person from whose premises the nuisance flowed that it had been flowing in that direction before the other man built his houses.—In reply to the Chairman, the Surveyor stated that Mr H. Rawlings, builder, Clydach Vale, who had been oalled before the Board for allowing his house to be occupied without the Surveyor's certificate had not since applied to him for a certificate. It was decided to take proceedings against Mr Rawlings. —Three tenders had been received for the supply of limestona for metalling the roads, viz., Machen Limestone Company, Messrs Charles Jenkins and Son, and Mr William Parry, builder, Ten. The last named tender, amounting to 9799 17e. 4d. was the lowest. On the motion of Mr John Walters, seconded by Mr W. Davies, the tender was accepted. THE PROPOSED BUI DOE AT MARDY. The Surveyor said that he had received a reply from Mr William Thomas, Brynawel, stating that it was totally impracticable for the Board jointly with the company to erect the proposed bridge at Mardy. In the coarse of a discussion which followed it was stated that the Taff Vale Railway Company had taken over the sidings and would build a bridge across the sidings but not across the river, and the question arose whether the space be- tween the two bridges should be filled up by an embankment or whether it should be spanned with iron girders. The Board saw no necessity for erecting girders which would, t was pointed onto only be to the benefit of the company ia case they might want additional sidinga in future, and it was deoided that the matter be allowed to drop for the present. MISCELLANEOUS. The collector reported that he had deposited in the bank .£2,73 8s. bd.—It was reported by the committee appointed to wait upon Judge Williams and Mr Fisher with regard to the approach on the Trealaw side to the Dinas bridge that they had met and, after a long diicussion, Jmdge Williams, who offered at first a plot of land to which the com- mittee objected, |af tar wards agreed to contribate £400 towards the road to be made at the place where the Board desired it and that he should give the land free and .make (some other concessions, and the oommittee recommended that that offer be accepted. On the motion of Mr D. Evans, seconded by Mr Smith, the committee's report was adopted.
I ABERDARE SCHOOL BOARD. The fortnightly meet-in* was "pld on T*nr?*sv, Mr R. H. Rhya in the ct.air. hL-yor d the i;,i;i. of a precept for J £ 1000 tbe pioceedings were piu' formal.
A SHIP STEWARD KILLED AT PEXARTH. As the steward of the Citadel, of L've-™ was passing from the fore to the after part ot tU ship about six e'clock on Saturday evening, ti e vessel being at the time in the act of loadine oeal, a large lump of coal fell on Lis head, killing him instantaneously.
JUVENILE BRAVERY AT TRE. BA RRI. Mr D. E. Jones, Navigation Hotel wri^ • T» the neighbourhood of V* J On the other side °f c^1!S;derable dep^i away was a larl l i P°nd, about 150yaros a* <^H40^ 8"«. «WPP«> samp tima youLg comrades at th* plunged Into tee water whence he succeeded ir; rescuing young l Davies, who was extremely nU a^most unconscious. Tbe b.ave youag rescuer is the son of a collier u respected at Treharri^ • collier much Obed Eees, 25, Pen" sLeet °1S Bame iS Tb°imia =
MMMM ACCIDENT AT A CAERPHILLY QUARRY. NARROW ESCAPE OF WORKMEN. place aD extraordinary accident took place at Pwllypant Quarry, Caerphilly It appears to be the oracH™ I ^erpnuiy. it before pattino the S t .*»<JU,rrie8' before putting the" big charge" in, to ihe a and tlm • ° Slve the stones a shaking, Zcreas8,theeffect0tthc ""W <*>"&?■ nZJLv „o r ch"^ had be» ««d <•» ihursday morning and the men had retired from the quarry to take their breakfast i i 1 of tons of stones suddenly fell iL h"Ddreda completely destroyed thc enjj fl P tMr Se'6ral th6 — ^veP l« their lives.
A BENEIIOENT DISCOVERY. THE NOBLEST ACHIEVEMENT of SCIENOE. The irOIl horse, with is tireless strength, its glorious exponent of the creative capacity r'f'ti human mind; and the metallic Ssthl f which intelligence courses over a continent nrovp ft™* flaSh °f thoa^ht traverses ^heln that man possesses one attribute essentially erind the power to annihilate space and time. But vS and important as have been the results of making steam and lightning the common carrSr and messenger of the world, the discovery by which weak or impure blood can be vitalized or Lto^d to new vigour and purity by means of internal and external remedies is of infinite value The impart to the stream of life a disinfectinTprin- oiple which frees the system from the system from all impure and poisonous elements. The powers of chemistry are almost beyond calc alation, and as he has brought them to bear upon all the varieties of disease in those invaluable vegetable compounds known as HOLLOWAT'S PILLS OINTMENT, they have compassed their hi^S and holiest object. steam as the great motor, is a fubaidiary agent. Its usefulness consists mainly in conveying "sub- stautial benefits, with speed and certainty, to the fhl hoU ^? are to operate. It ia simply the bearer of blessings, not their originator. Of all the freight which it carries over land and sea there is per^fPs none so precious as Holloway's remedies It is scarcely a figure of speech to sav that whithersoever it conveys them it flies "with healing in his wings." UnderJthe influence of the Ointment, the skin however. disfigured by eruptions or excrescence's becomes a tabula^ rasa, pare, spotless and trans- parent; and this erasure of blemishes is not accomplished by driving back disease into the vital recesses of the system but by neutralizing the morbid material which feeds it. ° The Pill acts upon the internal fluids and tie organs which secrefte them upon the sanitary principle. They destroy the acrid particles sub- jected to their chemical aotion, as infallibly as an alkali neutralizes an acid; and at the same time impart a biild and constant eleetric action t. the secretive and excretive machinery. The sanction of governments, the patronage of princes, the approval of Christian nations^5 the gratitude of pagan millions attest the worth of these twin curatives. In fact there is no region with which England or any country has any commercial intercourse where Holloway would not find himself at hi me. Some estimate may be formed of the extent and variety of his foreign correspondence, from the fact that sixty corresponding clerks, of which number sixteen are accomplished linguists, are employed in con- ductmg it. He is the centre of a sanitaiy circle that belts the world.—Daily Republic. •
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ITEMS OF INTEREST ,.f)c,.i,Anyoiie who sighs for t>re;u.y sln.ultl go to Alaska. Tfie territory has about 37u,ui)O,<)00 acres and the population is less than 33,000, or over 10,500 acres for every man, woman and child, Creole, Aleut, Indian and white. Persons desiring to grow up with the country will find large opportunity in Alaska for practising that theory. HISTORICAL CHAIN.s.-Signor Baldi, a Genoese gentleman, is in possession of the chains with which, by order of l'obadilla, the Minister of Ferdinand of Spain, Christopher Columbus, was bound when de- privc ( of the Governorship of the country he had discovered. Signor Baldi, who undertook a journey to America to obtain these chains twenty years ago, and has kept possession of them secret ever since, has decided to reveal the fact because of the ap. proaching four hundredth anniversary of the dis- covery of America. PAWNING THE BRITISH CROWN.—Our former kings, though being constantly engaged in war, were at times excessively poor. Edward III. pawned his jewels to pay foreign forces, and his imperial crown three several times—once abroad, and twice to Sir John Kosenham, his banker, in whose custody the crown remained no less than eight years. The Black Prince was constrained to pledge his plate. Henry V., with a!) his conquests, pawned his crown, and the table and stools of silver which he had from Spain. Queen Elizabeth is known to have sold her very jewels. FLA)NV i.-Ii, -Tiie true lover of flowers is not he who likes bouquets and baskets of hothouse bloom, but who takes pleasure in their growth. He sees the beautiful blossom in the tiny seed when lie commits it to the earth, exults in its germination, watches with tender interest the development of leaf and stem, bud and flower, and is more than happy in fulfilling the conditions of growth, studies its habits and peculiarities, the delicate organisation of all its tissues, the subtle web of leaf and petal, and at last, when it stands before him with its crowning glory, he can truly say it has been to him a joy at every stage of its advance. DON'T QC ARREL.-Peopla talk of lovers quarrels as rather pleasant episodes. Probably because they are not quarrels at all. She pouts lie kisses. He frowns she coaxes. It is half play, and they know it. Matrimonial quarrels are another thing. I doubt seriously if married people ever truly forgive each other after the first falling out. They gloss it over they kiss and make it up; the wound apparently heals, but only as some of those horrible wounds given in battle do, to break out again at some unex- pected moment. The man who has sneered and said cruel things to a sensitive woman never has her whole heart again. The woman who has uttered bitter reproaches to a man can never be taken to hit bosom with the same tenderness as before those words were spoken. The two people who mxwt never quarrel are husband and wife. One may fall out with kinsmen, and make it up and be friends again. The tie of blood is a strong one, and affection may return after it has flown away but love once banished is a dead and buried thing. The heart may ache, but it is with hopelessness. It may be impos- sible to love any one else, but it is more impossible to restore the old idol to its empty niche. For a word or two, for a sharpening of the wits, for a mo- ment's self-assertion, two people have often been made miserable for life. For whatever there may be before, there are no lovers' quarrels after marriage. A GALLANT BANDIT.—Jose Maria, the Spanish contrabandist, was a gallant man. A woman of fashion, going up to Madrid, had her trunks filled with fine dresses, valuable jewellery, lace, and everything suited to a person of her rank, all of which the heavy hands of his searchers made their booty. The lady being an Andalusian, and full of the wit and self-possession of her province, stepped gaily up to Tempernillo, and exclaimed, Amigo well, I must return to Cadiz. Pray, will you assist me on the road? "Why so, your ladyship ? ex- claimed the robber. "Why, how can a woman of my rank go to Madrid without the dresses and orna- ments fit to appear at court in?" replied Dona Julia. Restore all the lady's property," was the answer given by Jose Maria; and the gang, ever obedient to his orders, immediately returned to her her gold watch, chains, rings, &c. and their cap- tain, making a low bow, begged the honour of her accepting them at his hands. "Caballero and amigo I never can forget your kindness," continued the lady, giving one of her sweet smiles but the fact is, I must still be a claimant on your booty; I caunot go to court without money in my pocket. How stupid to forget that I exclaimed our friend and in an instant her money was in her hands, with an offer of as much more from the treasury of the banditti. The lady went on to Madrid and, when the pardon of Jose Maria was subsequently in de- liberation, her influence was of great value in carry- ing it through. THE DOG OF MONTARGIS.-The French historians place about the year 1373 the tale of Aubri de Montdidier, which, strange as it is, is sufficient authentic to merit record. He was murdered in the wood of Bondi, and buried under a tree. His faith- ful dog, after waiting at his grave till nearly famished, repaired to Paris, and sought out his late master's nearest friend. His hunger being satis- fied he contrived so many gestures of anxiety that, y together with the non-appearance of Montdidier, they tempted the friend to follow the anxious ani- mal to the fatal wood, where, by his scratching on the grave, the corpse was discovered. This was not enough for the sagacious dog. It was not long be- fore he fixed on the assassin of his master. It was the Chevalier Macaire. Him the resentful beast pursued with unrelenting ferocity. He persecuted him wherever he went, and pointed him out amidst crowds of courtiers by neverceasing attempts to de- stroy him. Macaire had been known as the pro- fessed foe of Montdidier, and this circumstance, joined with the dog's preternatural perseverance, i tempted the king to allow him the combat. This singular duel was fought in the aisle of Notre Dame, j at Paris; and to render the champions more equal, a staff only was allowed to Macaire, while the dog had a tub as a place of retreat. This he managed I to so much an advantage, and so much annoyed his adversary by sallying and retiring, that at length the chevalier fainted, and the victorious quadruped seizing his throat, Macaire acknowledged the mur- der, and suffered the merited punishment. A sculp- ture relating the story is preserved at the Castle of Montargis. FIDDLING FOR LIFE.-Colonel Crockett and some guards riding one day near the Washeta were sud- denly startled by the sound of music. As they ap- proached the river they saw a clearing on a hill, and several men running like wild Indians, while the music rang out louder than before. Crockett's party made for the crossing, and reaching it beheld a man seated in a sulky, in the middle of the river, playing a fiddle. The horse was up to his middle in the water, and it seemed as if the flimsy vehicle was ready to be swept away by the current. Still the fiddler fiddled on composedly, as if his life had been insured, and he was nothing more than al passenger. They thought the man was mad, and shouted to him "You have missed the crossing." "I know I have," returned he. 11 If you go ttlil feet further yon will be drowned." "I know I shall." Turn back, man! cried one of the on- lookers. I can't," the Mdler shouted back. The men from the clearing, who knew the river well, borrowed the horses, rode into the sulky, and, after some difficulty, brought its occupant safe to shore. They told him he had had a narrow escape, and be replied that he had found that out an hour before. He said he had been fiddling to the fishes all thut time, and exhausted all the tunes lie could play without notes. Asked what induced him to fiddle when in such peril, he answered that he had oi)- served in his progress through life that there was I nothing in universal nature so well calculated to draw people together as the sound of a fiddle and he knew he might ball himself hoarse for assistance I' and no one would stir a peg; but they would no sooner hear the scraping of his cat-gut than they would quit all other business, and come to the spot I in flocks.
Rashness is the fruitful parent of misfortune. Let not your tongue cut your throat. Honey is sweet, but the bee stings. The colour of the mourner's garb in Turkey is violet; in Egypt it is yellow. He ought to be well mounted who is for leaping the hedge of custom. The amount annually paid to the teachers of the United States is X12,000,000, an average of about I sao apiece. Mr. Arthur Nicol states that, while five men can easily hold down a full-grown lion, it takea nine to bald down a royal Bengal Tiger.
FACTS AND FANCIES. Let us reflect," as the mirror said to the beauty. What is thawhich is full of holes, and yet holds Water r—A sponge. A young lady was lately married to Mr. Tongue. Isn't &)ie Tongue-tied? We hope she will be happy, and hold her Tongue for many a long year. The following curious and laconic inscription is engraved upon the tombstone of a person who had lived in a churchyard:—" Removed from over the way." Quin, being asked by a lady why there were more women in the world than men, replied, "It is in conformity with the arrangements of Nature, madam; we always see more of heaven than of earth." A well-known divine seldom preached more than fifteen minutes. When remonstrated with, as he sometimes was, for his too short sermons, he would answer, When you are able to remember all I say in fifteen minutes, then I will give you more." 111 don't see," said Mrs. Partington, as Ike came home from school, and threw his books on one chair, his jacket on another, and his cap on the floor, say- ing that he didn't get the medal, I don't see, dear, why you didn't get the medal, for certainly a more meddlesome boy I never knew." An Irishman was employed to trim some fruit trees. He went in the morning, and on returning at noon, was asked if he had completed his work. No," was the reply; "but I have cut them all down, and I'm going to trim them in the after- noon. How old are you ? said a magistrate to a Ger- man arraigned before him. ''rma'ndirty.And how old is your wife?" "Myvifeis dirty-two. "Then, sir, you are a very dirty couple, and I wish to have nothing further to do with either of you." A clergyman preached a capital sermon, and was congratulated on its evident acceptance by the con- gregation, when Brown coolly remarked that Jones had shown him a book that contained every word of it. The astonished clergyman begged for a sight of the volume. Oh, I have no doubt you have the same book in your own library," said Brown, it is 'Johnson's Dictionary. A naval officer, for his courage in a former en- gagement, where he had lost his leg, bad been pre- ferred to the command of a good ship. In the heat of the next engagement a cannon ball took off his wooden deputy so that lie fell upjn the deck, A seaman, thinking he had been wounded, again called out for a surgeon. /No, no," said the cap- tain, "the carpenter will do." MATRIMONIAL SOLILOQUIES. THE BACHELOR. She's pretty and fair, has beautiful hair, Her charms would an ogre impress. Her fairy-like grace, her charming, sweet face, Have captured my heart, I confess. And if I should woo, as many would do, I think she would list to my plea. But then with a wife, I can't lead the life That long has been pleasant to me. To wed would imply that I should decry All suppers, stag parties and wine; The club I well know I ought to forego, And most invitations to dine. My time has been free, and how would it W To leave this Bohemian life? The question to-day is Now, would it pay ? Well-yes, with so charming a wife. THE MAIDEN. He loves me I know, his eyes tell me so-, He'll ask for my hand and my heart Then shall I say "nay ? "or shall I say "yea?" What answer ought I to impart ? When lie doth implore, shall I then ignore His passionate words, or say yes I Ah, greatly I fear his thousand a year Would hardly suffice me for dress. I'd hate to reject, yet he can't expect I'll leave the society whirl: I can't, and that's flat, relinquish all that, It's too much to ask of a girl. Then what shall I do when he comes to woo, Should he in his suit persevere ? In -:Purtsliip adept-well, I will accept, ^nd live on his thousand a year. THE TELEPHONE GIRL. ft was during the blizzar(l, and there was a great deal of talking going on over the lines. The girl in charge was tired and had lost her temper, and as usual, set her heart on being avenged on somebody. Jack Bunton's baby was very ill, and he was trying to get Dr. Acanite to come down and minister to it. Hello! said the doctor. "Hello! is this Dr. Acanite? "inquired Bun ton. It is." Come over right away, doctor." "Why, I am busy with a surgical operation just now. Who is it? "Jack Bunton." Well, I'll be round in about an hour." "Yes, doctor but an hour from now may be too late. We need you, and need you badly right away, and if it is impossible for you to come I'm afraid I will have to get somebody else Why, what is the matter ?" asked the doctor, who had lied about the surgical operation in order to finish a rubber in which he was engaged. At this juncture, the wretched telephone switched on a man who was talking to a policeman, and the answer which the doctor supposed came from Buu- ton, was as follows: Why, I have a cat that is having fits every four minutes. I was going to kill it myself, but all my neighbours advised me to call you in, as everybody believes you are sure and expeditious in such mat- ters." The whist-players never knew exactly why the doctor said cusswords when he hung up his re- ceiver, and then sat down in the game and trumped his partner's ace at third play, but the telephone girl did, and she also knew why Bunton and the doctor are so mad they walk round the block to avoid meeting. A SAFE BUSINESS. "The trouble I find in doing business here," said a man to a stranger on a Dakota train, "is that expenses are so heavy—paying out money all the time. "I don't Bad it that way," replied the other. "Now in my business I never pay out anything." "Well, that's pretty good,.what is your busi- ness? I'm running a Territorial hail insurance com* pany." "I should think it would take money to meet lasses." 11 I don't find it necessary. "How do you arrange it? "If a farmer reports a ioss l ask liit what else he could expect with his crop scattered all over the farm. Then I show him a clause in the policy that he hadn't seen before, in which he is instructed to take his crop in every night and put it under the bed where it will be safe." "But you don't talk that way when you are in- suring them ? Oh, no; my agents ten them that if they see a cloud coming up they may go right down town and draw on the company for the full amount." A WEAK EXPLANATION. Mr. Featherly," inquired Bobby, "what is meant by a bee line ? A 'bee line,' Bobby, explained Featherly, with an air of erudition, "means the manner in which a bee flies to its hive after it has loaded itself with honey." Bobby's face assumed an expression of perplexed "•^lenwliat did pa mean," he asked, "by say- ing that lie never met you on the street that you weren't makfhg a bee line for some saloon 1 ) SHE MADE IT WARM FOR HIM. "Papa," said a Philadelphia lad whose father is an officer'in the militia, "papa, did you ever see a battle? "No, my son." But didn't you ever see any real fighting? « Hush, lad don't you know your mother's red- headed ? YouH know more when y6u grow older." I
The tree is sare to be pruned before it reaches the ^you would have the dog follow you, give him bread. He who hunts two hares at once catches neither. He pays dear for honey who licks it off thorns. He who does not punish evil invites it. Cut off dog's tail: he remains a dog.
A TALE OF A TRUMPET. Some years ago a wdl-kuown Presbyterian dirine was spending his summer vacation with his family in the Adirondacks. One Sunday he accepted all invitation to preach in one of the simple meeting- houses of that region. In the congregation was a man who apparently was v ry deaf, for lie came to the service armed and equipped with an immense brass ear-trumpet, and as soon as the sermon began went forward and took his seat well up on the pulpit. stairs. The clergyman's little daughter was among the auditors she had never seen an ear- trumpet, and the spectacle of the form on the pulpit-stairs steadily holding that instrument to his head filled her with awe and wonder. Oa her way home from church the first thing she said to her father when they were alonff was: "Papa, was that an archangel by you?
TAKING THINGS EASY. There is no small art in taking things ejlsjr, a long as we must suffer annoyances in this bretathiag; world, saying as little as possible about them, and making no parade of our martyrdom. If making fuss and rendering every one else about us uncom- fortable in any way abated the ills that flesh and spirit are heir to, there would be some slight excuse for the folly and selfishness; but, since we cannot escape tribulations of one kind or another, fretting only aggravates them. Either let us be silent and eadumor take arms against our woes, and by COA-, tending end them.
I, Wrangling is the father of fighting. He who waits for chance may wait a year. Do good and care not to whom. Poisonous food is better than bad discourse; A lean compromise is better than a fat lawsuit.. The error of one moment becomet the sorrow qfl a lifetime.