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The New York correspondent of a cotemporary, chronicles some of tbe queer doings of the nouveaux riehcs. A petroleum tnilliotiaire reoontly walked up Broadway for the purpoao of buying kiJ gloves. Determiued to maka a "sonsíition," he purchased at uo place less than twenty pairs, Lis sole object seeinDg to be to secure as many colors as possible. He hád hired a man to oarry his purchases, uil wheu be thougbt bo had enough - bow many is Dot stated - hb amused himsulf by giving thom away to tbe stídk'st and dirtiest people in the 6treot. As a eorsequence lie was soon surrounded by a vociferous orowd o{ ragamuffius, eager to particípate n his favors; kid gloves' worth tLree dollars a pair were iiot to bo dcapised by Ihose wbo eould easily turn them into ready money. The rösuit, after the whole at' fair, was that tho mob was disporsed by the poiice, and the petroleumaniac marched off to the station-house, whero ho paid a substaotial fine witb the air of a nabob, and thon walkod awaysatisfied. A friond who has spent some weeks in the lennsylvauia oil región, rolates one or two amusing incidents of the manner iu which some of tho ignorant farmers, suddcnly grown ricb, conduot themselves. A person rejoieing iu the cuphonious coguomen of Tarr, is the proprietor of some of the richest oil land in Venango ccunty. Oneyearago this Tarr was not the possessor of $5,000 ; to-dny he is " worth" a million and a half. He has not only sold portions of his land at fabulous pricoa, but ho bas also an interest iu all wells on bis property. Tarr has one dauhter, a buxom Pennsylvania darnsel, wbose ideas of social enjoyment never bufore rose above a country apple " paring bee," and whose education was confined to the care of cattle and the cooking of' n farmer. Wheu Tarr grew rich, be detormiood to " give bis dabter an eddication." " Laugwidges" he didu't care mucb about, bui " moosic," he thought, would embrace all things. So Tarr filie was sent to Wheeling, West Virginia, to reoeive a musical education. The sorviues of an accomplished fessor vvere seeured, and the buxom Pennsylvanienne seated hërself before the piano. Sho drumroed and thruinnied, the teacher entreated, ncd wept, and acolded, but at the expiration oí some months the young lady kuew no more than when slie began to torture the key8. She sent for her father to take her home. The old gentleman carne, naueh exasperated at the result of bis ambition to give his daughter a " finished education." He was ploasod to charge the fii Iure to the teacher, whom he summoned to his presence, and interrogated in this wise : " Hain't ver got no piaonies ?" " Yes, sir." " Hain't ver cot no moosic-books ?" " Plenty." " Haiu't yor got time enuff ?'' '; All that h ncci-sg-u-y." '■ Well, thon, what do you waot ?'■' " Mr. Tarr, I am sorry to say that your daughter lucks oapacity." " Capassity - oapassity 1 why" (and here tho old gentleman used a very oxpresjive prord), " why don't yer buy her one ? l've got money enuff!" Another story is relatad of a man named Fuok, also a heavy proprietor of oil lands. When oil was " gtruck" on Funk's fann, certain capitalista approached him for the purpose of purchasing a portion of his property. He demanded $200,000 for the few acres requrred, and a bargain was iramcdiately consummated. Èut here an unforeseeu difficulty preeented itself. Funk knew Ti-othing of cheques 'or drafts, of the principies of exchauge, &c, and dvmfinrirt th (tmnïiAv Hnwn" in nann ■ k ■ mm - m - - - i m m mf ■ -r m a. 1 T 1 X l J t ■ U tacks. The capitalista worked like héroes to obtain the sujp. They Bciaped all tho gmnll banks in the ueigliborhood, aud finally succeeded in getting thefull amount. Either through design or circumstance, tne amount waa made up f notes ot small denominaticns, and whon gathered into ono pile he heap resembled a Buiall hay riek. x uv.i i' uljíi wtia iu luiaoiy, YV iiat 10 QO with his money he did not kcow. At last he seraped it up, put it in a barrel, and biíed four incu to guard it, Tliese " protectors" he arrr.ed with muskets and rusty oíd pistola, and stationed tiiem in a log hut, raaiahalliug them about the barrel, which stood in the centre of the floor. Then the fortúnate poí-sessor of a staok of greenbacks retired to his d8tured slumbers. But the faithful warders whom he had left in charge of his ritihes had smuggled into the cabin a plentiful supply (if apple aek, in order to fortify themselves againsi tne penis ot tho mgbt. The esult was that they speedily got drunk ; nd in the orgio whicli followed the ■recious pnper was scattored over the ooi in every direction. When Funk p ned tbe door in the morning, his first ision was of the four worlhies reclining n on artificial meadovv of greenbacks, ockcd iu drunken slumber. The old ontlemen hastily cnllected his " demorWfd property, and placing it in a wagn, drove at furious speed to the most ïeigliboring bank, where he deposited it, iaving learncd a vaiuable lesson in iiaucjü. Tho dcath of John Bell, of Tcnnessee who was in 18(50 a candidato íor the Presidenoy, yvitb. Edward Everett for the Vice Presidency, is reported by the Nashvilio TiniM as having occurred in Alabama aboufc three weet ago. He was boru in 1697 uear Naghville, Tenn., graduated at tbe Nashville University iti 1814, aatj waa eidmitted to tho bar two years aftöi-. Prora 1827 to 1841 ho was a Representativo in Conress, and frorn 1847 to 1850, United States Senator from his nalive State. He was nut very old, but Iived long enough to experiuuce the bitter fruits of sucession, i and to die, it is said, in extreme; poveity, '


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