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PRACTIOES HIS PROFESSION
4..T.!,v.~~I~a nd TIC)IJYI21
Second St, between Fish and Elliot
Wonder if oak and maple,
Willow and elm and all,
Are stirred at heat t by the coming
Of the day their leaves must fall.
Do they think of the yellow whirlwind,
Or know of the crimson spray
That shall be when chill November
Bears all their leaves away?
Perhaps-beside the water
The willow bends, serene
As when her young leaves glistened
In amist of golden green.
But the brave old oak is flushing
To a wine-red, dark and deep,
And maple and elm are blushing
The blush of a child asleep.
"If die we must," the leaflets
Seem one by one to say,
"We will wear the colors of gladness
Until we pl)ss away.
No eyes shall see us falter;
And before we lay it down,
We'll wear, in the sight of all the earth,
The year's most kindly crown."
So, trees of the stately forest,
And trees by the trodden way,
You are kindling into glory
This soft autumnal day.
And we who gaze remember
That more than all the rest,
To hearts and trees together
May come throuh the ripening frost.
Festival in Iceland.
Iceland has in contemplantion next
year to celebrate the thousandth year
since the settlement of the island 1874.
As early as 860 a Dane named Garbar'
was drifted from Scotland in the
stormy weather northwards to an un
known coast. He wintered in the
cotuntry and called it Garbarsholm.
Shortly thereafter a Norwegian, Na
dod, was also drifted there. In 868
the island was visited by another Nor
wegian, Floke, who remained for a
year there and named it Island. In
golf, driven into exile on account of
cruelties perpetrated by the Norwe
gian King IHagar.Haarsager, proceeded
in 1874 with his foster-brother to Ice
land, and there founded the earliest
settlements. These were near the
place where Reikiavik, the capital of
the Island, now stands. Others fol
lowed the two brothers, s.nd the island
was soon inhabited. Ftomt Iceland,
Greenland, as is known, was discover
ed, and from it hardy Norse seamen,
about the year 1000, reached that part
of the coast of tihe American continent
now forming Massachusetts. It is,
consequently not without some his
torical justification that the celebrated
Norwegian violinist, Ole Bull, has
been collecting subscriptions at con
certs among his countrymen to erect a
monument to the Norwegian. Leif
Erikson, the first discoverer of Ameri
ca, as the latter touched American
gronnd from four to five hundred
years before Columbus, and there are
indications that the Genoese was not
only acquainted with the voyages of
the old Norse sailors to America. but
that they were not without influence
on his plan and its execution.-[Co
- The Committee of Immigration
appointed by the Irish Catholic Benev
olent Union, which held its annual con
vention in St. Louis last week, held a
meeting before leaving the city, and
organized by the election of Jndge Den
nis Dwyer, of Ohio, president, and 11.
Glennan, of Norfolk, Va., secretary.
A general plan of operation was agreed
to, the principal features of which are
that Secretary Glennan shall corres
pond with all local and State societies
belonging to the Irish Catholic Benev
olent Union, requesting them to ap
point all or as many as possible of the
parish priests i n Ireland, informing
t.lemtt of the objects of the Irish Catho
lic Benevolenit Union, and urgiing themt
to influence those seeking hIomes in this
country to place themselves under the
protection of thle Unioni. It is not the
intention of the National Board, how
ever, to solicit or encourage immigra
tion, butsimply to protect and aid all
those whlo detertnmne of their own ac
dord to leave their country for Amer
ica. Thie establishment of depots and
offices at thle vat ions seaports conjoint
ly with the German Catholic Bouad or
ganized for the samte object was dis
cussed, and will probably be carried
Origilating a Wholesale Sneeze.
The spirit of malicious n.ischief
which has given no respite to the
tortured spirit of George Russ,
found an aperture for wholesale
exit in the numerously attended
party at the Harris works on Fri
day night. After long and I atient
watching, his expectant vision took
in the grand opportunity to relieve
himself at one fell swoop of the
overburdened desire to inflict his
mischievous ingenuity upon h is
fellow creaturea and achieve that
sudden distinction which comes to
those who enter with the true
spirit of energy upon the consum
mation of well laid plans. On Fri
day afternoon George purchased a
qujirter of a pound of cayenne pep
per, and placed it safely in his out
side pocket. That night he atten
ded the party. He had no invita
tion, but George stands not upoln
the conventionalities of that socie
ty which refuses him recognition.
He had business there, and he
went. Cautiously he entered the
crowded room, threading his way
here and there, meandering to the
right, to the left, forwards, back
wards, and as he progressed in his
travels the quarter of a pound of
cayenne pepper which he had
bought in the afternoon spread it
self in serpentine shapes upon the
floor of the room. Then George
withdrew to a retired corner and
enjoyed the sneezing and excited
remarks of his 2,000 victims. He
went bome happy that night, and
doubtless would have been so still
had not U hall Crotzenburg pull.
ed him from under the sidewalk on
North Main street last Saturday
afternoon and taken him to jail.
'I his morning he was brought into
the presence of Justice Smith to
answer to a criminal charge, and
the upshot of the affair is that lihe
is sentenced to forty days in jail
and a line of $14.90. This sentence
is a severe one, but the offense,
given perhaps more in a spirit of
mischief than malice, was of an ag.
gravated nature, and George must
furnished the example for scores of
other boys who are ripe for just
such fun.--[Janesville (¶Wis.) Ga
A Cincus COMPANY AT A FGnRAL..
The Clown's A rldress.--On Sunday l:1st,
the members of the Great International
Circus and Menagerie, who were lying
over at this place, disintered tir re
mains of Gee. Constable, and gave
them decent burial at the city cemetery.
[Mr. Constable, with others of the In
ternational troupe, was lost on the ill
fated steamier Oceanus, which was
burnt on the Mississippi, above Cairo,
some twelve months or more agoJ.
The entime company, consisting of
one hnndred or more, mIi1n, women
and children, together with a good
number of citizens, formed processiou,
led by the company's band, and atten
ded the remains to their final resting
place. At the grave-yard JRev. Mr.
McCutchen, of t he Presbyterita
Church, delivered an eloquent and
touchiiigilunner'al dliscourse. Thle scene
was solemn beyond description-many
or the brave and reckless mcen of the
troupe weeping like children. The
occasion gave this conmmunity a bet.
ter opinlion of circus people. On ar
riving at the burial grounds, Jack Law
ton, the clown, gave a chaste andt fel- .
ing biographical statement of the litfe
of the decease d, of his own association
with him, and his many virtues and
good traits of character. We learl
that the colllmpany ha;ve determ!ned to
erect a llolumneumt to lhe muemiory ot'
the deceased.,--[lickman (Kb .) Cour -