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BLOOIMSBURG, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1800.
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m BLUE BBAUD'S KEY
MAHAMi; UK MAItflL'ltltlTTn'rt LAST MTOHY
X," Tr.x yoars, my life, to-day, winco wo
Yes, really ten years, and t am twen
ty-eltr.lit,(ontrait j jut to think of tlmt."
" Niithahe, my own .Nathalie; anil
"yct ours was hut one of the common
1111100 alliance., such as is contracted
overyday by fathers and mothers.
MP' Then you are jierfectly happy, my
''"'"IiOokiit me and try and remember
' what 1 was when you 11 r.t saw me a
morose, melancholy nun a spectre In
uppcarance. I wonder J dld'nt frighten
- 4" 1 wonder you didn't," replied Xatli--nlle,
huiKhlno; ; "but somehow 1 took 'a
fancy to you from the tlr.it time I ever
awyoti. 1 rather like Knights of tho
,'Huefiil Countenance;" then all at once
,igroving serious, she put her arms round
, liimandcnzed up into his face. " Have
. I made you forget the sorrows that
. brought that shadow to your brow, the
blight that fell on your early life
- Ooutran pressed his lips to her fore-
ihead -an utter change came over hi.'
,.fAce. For un Instant he did not reply
At length, still gazing intently at her:
" Nathalie," said he, " never refer to the
..past; nothing can compensate me for
'.L.l 1 L 1 1.. t I. .
,tilliu, nut yuu jutvu iiinut' liiu jiii.'?L'iiL
'.,nnd tho future so bright that 1 never
jiooK oacK on tuo past."
,'1 liuve never inquired into tho past,
,havo I, U on trim? The irencnt, the lu-
ture, you and my children, till up my
'time, my thoughts, my heart. Then
tono word from you, my life, i law to
v jino; if you had been Blue Heard, and 1
.llail tho key, titer? would have been 110
fairytale, for T should never have luuked
lnto the secret closet."
Novor try, my love, for it would
111 us both; it would-"
' At this juncture a servant entered the
'"',r"A gontloman to see Monsieur le
' Compto," said the forvant ; " this is his
. '''" "Victor Lemoino!" said Count Cion
x trail liiiscars, reading the card a name
with no particularsignilic.ition, for there
iiuist bo at least live hundred Victor he
. niolnes in Paris."
! "'Somo petition, I suppose," said Xa
'thalio; "you hud better not keep him
j Gontran left the room, and in another
moment stood gazing at a man who rose
monastery cemetry In which she found
nt his approach, and cm 10 over to him
without a word.
So, Monsieur le Compto G on trail do
'Lascars, luck has not deserted you; you
are still on the wings of prosperity, and
''' ' " I thought you wero dead."
"And hoped it ?"
''Yes, hoped it, for both your sake
j'" "What do you want?"
rr " This Is a pretty way to receive one
of('y'our former friend ; the witness of
' your former marriage; the"
''"Silence! Dare not mention a name
unit has never boon pronounced In the-e
refuge? This was told 1110 by you on
your return from that mission to IJrest,
on which I sent you."
" I told you that, but 1 told you a Ik'."
" What for?"
" To keep ever u resource In tintes of
need. If I had told you simply tlio
truth that she was alive, why I could
not have come as 1 do now, and a-k for
ten thott-nnd francs to keep silence."
" Villain, into what misery you have
" You plunged yourself Into tlio mis
ery; I didn't."
" I thought I was free. Hut give me
"Here; you know her writing."
'i'llo Count held out hlshand, and tak
ing tho letter, looked down on It with a
shudder. When he had finished read
ing it a look of despair came over his
face, and ho sank down, pale, and gasp
ing for breath.
"Nathalie! my children I" muttered
" There is a remedy for all this. Car
oline does not know that you are mar
ried. Caroline cannot come to Paris;
she would dread above all to seo you.
All can be remedied."
" In what way?"
" Hy a bribe. Yes, a bribe to me. I
have 110 MTimle in Mi.ving it. 1 am a
rascal. Society has kicked me out; but
I 111u.1t live, and 1 make use of the means
r possess. 1 am the only creature who
knows of the existence of your"
"Hii'ih! Call bur by no name that
links her to me."
"Well, Caroline writes to 1110 only.
All the world has forgotten her. Like
me she is an outcast. From me only
can she learn that you are the husband
of another; that"
11 ml... .1 ,1 r,..,,,,.., ,it,1 v.iv
lull lliuiisilim 11. in. uu. 4 w. .
"Ten thousand francs!"
" Villain ! murderer ! I de.-pise you !"
cried the Count, striking the table with
violence, as he aicewitha gesture of
scorn ; but all at once ho sunk back
again on his seat, and, gazing up at Na
thalie's portrait that hung on the wall,
he heaved a deep i-igh ; then turning to
his visitor, in a changed tone he ad
dressed him :
" How long will ten thousand francs
last you ?"
"1 may never trouble you again.
With this I intend topi to America."
"No one else knows that this woman
" No on 'j else. I .-.wear It, on my hon
or. I see your lips curl witli M-orn, but
I swear it by what I was in the pa.it,
when we worecompanionsand friend-."
The Count roso without replying, and
going to his e-eretoire, wrote a check for
"This will he paid?"
"To any one you chooso to send, on
my honor, which 1 have not forfeited us
you have yours."
" Adieu, then. You can rest in peace.
Nothing Miall now di-turb your happi
ness. She shall never ero-s your path."
The Count made no reply to this ; he
scarcely seemed to hear the words that
wero uttered, or to see the man leave the
After some moments of thoughts that
seemed bitter and sad, ho rose and paced
" This is weakness ! this is madness !
and yet for Nathalie's sake oh ! God, I
could not endure life without her; and
then to bring a blinh to her cheek, my
own proud, pure Nathalie, the wife of
my snul. No, it shall never be, oven at
the cost of my life; and now 1 must try
and forget this horrible revelation for
get it as I have need to do the past.
Nathalie niti-t not see a shadow on my
" Who was your vi-itor?" said Nath
alie, carele.sily, as he re-entered the room.
" As you said, a petitioner ; that wa,
all." Nathalie thought no more about this
vl-it. She was happy; her lilo bail
never known a shadow. P.lch, placed
In thehighe.it ranks of social life.adore.l
by her parents, she had married a man
who inspired her with a panion true
and profound. She had Inspired him
with a holy, pure, yet pai.-louate tender
ness, tint her friends 'called idolatry.
Congeniality of soul, of mind, of educa
tion, of po-ition, all combined to make
married life the essence of Human
rank in society to which you belong ;
but, nevertheless, f nni the Countess do
T.icur.s, and I Intend to make all out of
It I can."
" What do you mean?"
. " I mean that I could claim your place,
f could despoil yoil of your happiness
of your husband's love. J could make
your children Illegitimate. What will
you give tuo for my silence?"
" Were you ever his Wife?" cried Na
thalie, sinking into it chair.
" Yes. Wh it, h.isu't he told you tho
liKtory? Well, he married me when
he was young. He Wils deceived first
by my father, then by myself until,
winning on his mother's affection for
hlni, I obtained her consent to tho mar
riage, and wo wore married. Madame,
1 was brought up badly. I was tho as
sociate of thieves and the lowest of my
own sex. I pineil in tne pure atmos
phcrc of domestic life; it seemed to me
insipid. T returned to my former as
sociates, and with them wis arrested
and sent to the galleys. Nothing could
save me, not even the revelation of my
name. I was condemned for live years,
and all that he could obtain was a miti
gation of tho nature of my Imprison
ment. Hut all this did not dissolve our
marriage I was his wife still. Hut of
what avail was that to in"? I thought
It better we should be forever parted.
1 told him I was dead. With me tho
legal papers were soon manufactured,
and so lie married and tried to forget
"Not liis wife not his wife! Oh,
Heaven, and can this bo true?"
" See the copy of the certificate."
Nathalie held out her hand for the
paper, and with despair in her face read
the confirmation of the truth.
"Now, don't look so desperate: I'll
leave you your miMiand, but L want
money. You needn't tell him."
" Not tell him 1" repeated Nathalie.
"Yes, it is better that he should never
know my degradation; it is better that
he should never know that 1 have been
told all this bitter past. Yes, it is all
better thus; but t am not his wife not
ids wife ! Woman, how much money?"
"Why, five thousand francs now, and
live thousand francs whenever I want
" 1 will give you twenty thousand
francs if you will never trouble mo
more never trouble him."
"Him! him Gontran ! I would not
seo him for all the world. You may be
sure of that."
" I will give you the money; but not
now. I cannot T have it iinCnow." j
" To-morrow, then, for 1 am in haste ;
" Yes, to-morrow."
" I will comeherongalit at this hour."
" (io now you may rely on me."
" I know you cannot betray me; your
Interests are all mine; you care for your
position and tills flue, nice place.
Strange to think that I once should have
been a grand latly, and that once he
should have lovott me."
The woman shuillcd from the room.
Then Nathalie fully realized her po-i-tion,
and all its horror came over her.
"Not his wife!" At this instant Gon
tran entered the room, and Nathalieru-h-ed
toward him as she would have done
in all vexation and sorrow to seek protec
tion and help, but as his arms enclo-ed
her she Mirank away from him and
burst into tears.
"Tears, Nathalie; what is it? are
the children "
Nathalie uttered a sjreain. Gontran
bent over her in great alarm.
"What is the matter, Nathalie?"
"Oh, Gontran, could you live without
" Nat hullo, my darling, what has hap
pened?" "Gontran, can you imagine life with
out me, if some oli-tacle should sudden
ly and forever divide us?"
' " I should prefer death."
"Gontran, if I, your pure wife,
-hould lose the world's esteem?"
" What do you mean?"
"Had I been your mistress instead
of vour wife, would you havo loved
such n llfo of happiness wo could not
" Hut why, why hro We parted? What
Is this ? Why are you dying now V"
Hy my own hands; t havo but n
few minutes to live; when I am dead
you will know tho secret; 1 could not
speak It to you."
"My wife, my darling!"
At this moment the door opened and
tho terrible creature who had thrust
herself Into the midst of all this happi
ness gilded in. She advanced with a
Mhtillllng step toward the sofa where the
Countess lay, and then for the first time
she perceived tho Count, and with a
shriek turned away, making rapidly for
the door; but Goti'truii laid his liiiiid on
her shoulder and looked sternly In hef
With n cry like 11 frightened animal
she sank on her knees before him, while
Nathalie, holding out her arms to Gon
tran, called hlni to her.
" Not while I live, Gontran. Oh ! let
1110 die your wife, in your thoughts ;
do not touch her do not speak to
" Not speak to her? I will speak to
this miserable, wretched woman, to bid
her forever leave my presence."
" Forgive her, spare her," cried Na
thalie; "but come to mo come to me
when 1 am gone she can bo your
" M v wife I What do you mean ?"
" Forgive me," cried the woman; "it
was a plot. Victor urged me on ; I was
never to have seen you ; but now"
"Who is this woman ?"
"The sister of that miserable wo
"Tho sister, not your wife?"
" No, not his wife."
" For this I die. To live disgraced, 1
could not to live without you was im
possible therefore do I die."
" It is not too late it cannot be."
Hut Nathalie fell back in hi arms
ono last, sweet smile, one long, earnest
ga.e, and she was gone, forever.
" Wo wero starving!" murmured tho
wretched convict, shrinking in horror as
she looked at her work.
Hut no one heard her, for tho Count
was lying insensible by the body of his
upon n time, that they had in their pos
session 11 letter written by tho Virgin
Mary, Hut the impostors had been so
foolish as to write it on paper made of
rags Instead of on the ancient papyrus,
as they easily might havo done, and a
pcrwn who camo to seo It observed that
tho letter, besides being curious, also
Involved 11 miracle, for the paper on
which it was written was not In exist
ence till several hutvlro.l years after
the mother of our Lord had ascended
Into Heaven. Peter Danilan, describing
the anti-pope, John, at tho clo-o of tho
tenth ocnttiry,says ho"had hlseyos bored
out, his oars cut oil', his loniite cut out,
and then being put 011 an ass with his
face to tho tall, which he held In his
hand, was paraded about Homo and
obliged toexclalni : "Such Is thedesorv
lug punishment of hlni who endeavors
to expel the Popo of Home from his
Tho poets have also been found guilty.
A critical writer, quoting from " Para
dise Lost," Hook L,
Tims Itipoiiinriiil pplrlN to foirillrst forms
I..iliii-iiil tliolr sli:i!'(?s iMihiPiini ami worn nt
asks: " If they were incorporeal, what
occasion had they to reduce their
shapes?" In Addison's " Cato" occurs
the following lino:
Iklltorlnl NiitU-et. iHonty crtitu per line.
Othor mlverllncmcntJ! Iiifc led ucCorJlni; to pv
- .....iin. ij. i 1 1 1 11,. m J-
walls that 1 have not heard for years
"I must speak it to you now, for I 'her
'ciuho for that very purpose Caroline, happinei-.t
Countess of Lascars" She knew that in Gontran's former
".Silence! do not roufo her from tho life there was soniedark secret; sheknew
oblivion into which her guilt has piling-1 that it was connected with his rormer
wTficr. To all who over knew her the I life, and that ho had been married before.
irrave has closed over her. Again, 1
ssyTTct her rest."
, Sho may rest as she likes. I hope,
tfor your. sake, sho will; but not in her
( igrave,, fer she still lives, tstio Is on, and
' 'vjlnot beneath tin- i.'grth."
)3Sl! Tlmt is u lie.!"
'iJSif That I the truth. I dhJ not come
Ljhoro to notice insults. I v.x pected them.
Xcame here became I want icouey."
?Tj'Aiid do you expect to get Jt from
11 r ,i. "
ji.jti'Theii you uro" mistaken, for I will
, jglvo you none.'"
' ,'Tlien I will go to Man. do 1,'iscar.s,
rtvho Is, I bellove, as rich as you are."
t V Stop, wrotch," said the Count; "0110
iionH.'iit'.s sorrow to my wife li more
ihan I can endure. Sit down, and s.iy
snvhat '"! havo to say."
Caroline) Is not dead."
o.-, Go on."
t ".i After she had served her tlmo at
IJrct, where you know sho was eou
Wdemned to tho galleys"
nt i."You torture me. I know all this.
After this she died, did sho not, 11ml j mw.
was burled at Hre.-t. In u comer of the .
She knew that that marriage had
brought nothing but ml-ery misery
sach as s4ie dared not Inquire into; but
Nathalie's was too noble a heart to be
jealous of the past. With her the sor
rows of tho past were one more rea-on
for loving the husband of her love, and
children that she loved better oven than
a mother's love boeaii"o they wero his.
A few days aftertholntervlowbetween
the Victor and the Count, a woman de
manded to seo the Countess. 1
With the gentle, sympathizing man- (
net that dlstlngiii-hed her, Nathalie, 1
" No, darling, no ; for thn purity that
surrounds you Is a portion of your-elf ;
1 cannot think of you but as tho pure,
holy inlluoiico 01 my mo, the pure
mother of my children, tho wife that
has hallowed my hearth and home. No,
Nathalie; rather would I seo you dead
Hut the.-o aro dreams; nothing can
touch you ; but something has agitated
"Nothing, Gontran; wo have been
very happy ; you will never forget 1110?"
" Forget you forget you, Nathalie?
What do you mean ?"
"Nothing; forglvome. Lot mo re.it
my head 011 your shoulder and all will
The next day Nathalie was calm and
sad. Gontran watched her with anxie
ty, waiting for her to confide In hlni the
sorrow that had seemed to oppress her.
He had full conlidence In her; he knew
that, like a bird Hying to his home, she
Mould Hy back to his anus and to his
Meantime ho left her to herself.
Late in the evening of t!tf next day,
Nathalie, wlio had been ab-eiit somo
hours, and had, on her return, secluded
herself In her room, bent for Gontran.
He hastened to her room ; she lay 011
the sofa, so changed that 11s ho ru-lied
toward her he stopped, uttering a loud
anil piteous cry,
" Yes, Gontran, I am dying. I must
.ty. 1 am not going to usurp your have licd either with yourcoiiteiupi or
I li.nc t'jrieiicl .ill claim to the havo l;ed without you. Gontran, after
believing she had an objevt ol charity
before her, advanced toward the pale,
haggard, and sordidly ilre.-sed woman.
"Madame, what can 1 do for you?
Cm I ai-Ut you In any way?"
" What I- your nanie?"
" I am the Countcs ulo Lascars."
"And I, too, Madame."
" A relation of my husband V"
' 111- wife, Madame."
"Caroline do Lascars."
" D.m't faint, Madame; there U no
1jItL1 .S THAT ARE NOT 1KTSJI.
Tt Is related that the secretary of an
English agricultural society received
orders from its committee to procure
several copies of Mr. and Miss Kdge-
w.orth's'Essay pn IrLshJltills," for-thcJ
ue 01 niemoers in ineir laoors tor me
improvement of the breed of cattle.
Let no one reading t.10 title of this ar
ticle fall Into a similar error regarding
our intention. Neither shall we con
sider the bulls of the popes, unless it be
that one perpetr. ted by Pope Sextu-,
who printed a Vlble in the preface of
which he excommunicated all printers
who should alter the text, and yet was
himself obliged, on account of its nu
merous blunders, to cause emendated
scraps to be printed mid pasted over er
C!iwtilHr.,n Jtmrnat has recently pub
lished an article in which it Na-sumed,
as is almost always the case, that the
bull is neces-arily indigenous to Irish
soil. We propo-o to "submit facts" in
correction of this common error. Near
ly three thousand years ago, in Greece,
Hierocles noted down in tho "Astel.i"
inanv of tho bulls which go the rounds
of newspapers now-a-days attributed to
Iri-bnien. He tells, among others, of
the per.-on who sat bef.iro a glass with
clo-ed eyes to -ee how ho looked when
a-leep; of the one who, having to cross
a river, entered the boat on horseback,
giving as liis reason for riding that he
was in a great hurry ; of the one who
declared, after a narrow escape from
drowning, that he would ivv-r enter
the water again until ho had learned to
swim; of the mm who, hearing that a
raven would live two hundred years,
bought one to try whether it was true;
of the one who, finding that half of a
cask of wiuo was gone, looked over the
top to find an opening, and, being ad
vised to look for a hole In tlio bottom,
replied, " Hloekhe.id, do you not see
that the delleiency is at tho top, and
not at the bottom?" of the one who,
meeting an aopiaintance, said, "1 hoard
you wero d ud," and ro'Ivln,' life re
ply, " But you see me alive," answered,
" i don't know how tint may be; you
area notorious liar, and my informer
was a person of credit ;" and of thoone
who, ii"gleeting to purchase books as a
friend had requested lu a letter, and
fewing that lm might be olvended, said
to him when they next met, ".My dear
friend, I never got tho lotter you wroto
me about tho bonks,"
The phllo-ophers have not been free
from bulls. Pythagoras tau,'!it tho
doctrlno of metempsychosis, mid yot
stated that he had seen the souls of Ho
mer, HosohLand others tormented. Sue
tonius tells of a Hrahinlli philosopher
whoso llfo had be"U eniiuantly pro-por
ous, and who burned hlnuclf at Athens
to jiivrrnt a ivrtw S fnrlmv. Amid a
great cjiiicoursci of p -oplo ho entered the
tire naked, anointed, and laughing. He
ildlred that the following epitaph might
bo inscribed on his tomb; "Here roits
'.arni in-O 'haga-, the Indian of H.irgo
sa, who, tie wiling to the custom of his
country, niTlf hium'1 tmmuviiif." Mr.
llolwell, who wroto a learned account
of the do.'trlnoj of tho Geutons, Is at
great palin tosolve the reason why the
tl-hes wore not drowned lu the deluge.
Curious storle-. aro told, too, of the
nrlo.-t-. The monks of a m.mait -ry at
Me.iiija, it li related, proclaimed, once
"So tlio pure tlmplil Klioim wlun foul with
Some one lias noticed this couplet
from Hlaekmoro's "Arthur:"
'A p.ihitoil iW Prlni'p Vortluorn lui-1 on,
Wlilcli lront n wiLnt Plot Ills mtulslro won.''
Phiilipis in ills pastorals makes shop
herdes-es tear their hair and boat their
breasts at their own deaths :
"Yo lirliditcr in this, r.iint omlilpiiis of my t'.iir,
Willi looks nut il in n nn I Willi illsli -v. l a I liulr,
In lillti-r mmtiiili In-it your lir.Mit.uti I in ui
ll.-r lU-uth untlm -ly, ns It wviv your own."
laicimi makes Prometheus cite a verso
out of Homer, and Shakespeare places
the scene of a shipwreck on the co.iit of
There liavo.beon bulls, too, on canva
as well as on the printed page. Hurgo
anno, in his "Travels in Spain," no
tices a painting where Abraham is pre
paring to -hoot Isaac witli a pistol ; and
In a country church in Germany the
painter, representing tho sacritice of
Isaac, places a blunderbu-s In Abra
ham's hand, and paints an angel com
linr down to pour water on the pan. In
Owen's travels is mentioned a picture
in the church of St. Zaehuaia, at Ve
nice, where an angel is entertaining the
Virgin Mary and tho infant Jesus with
nn-nir-on tlio violin. --So in tho college
library of Aberdeen there are elegant
paiutinirs on tho margin of a Dutch
mi-sal representing tho angels apioar
ing to the shepherds, one of the latter
of whom is playing a bagpipe. Lewis
Cigoli painted a picture of the circum
cision of .Testis, and drew the high
priest Simeon with spectacles on hi
nose, probably out of respect to his
great age. Spectacles were not known
for fourteen centuries afterward. N.
Pousinn's picture, at tho French Mu
seum, of Jlehecca at the well, has the
whole background decorated with Gro
elan architecture. Another at the
French Museum, representing the
reconciliation of Jacob and I.aban, has
a steeple or belfry rising over tho trees.
A belfry in the mountains of Mesopo
tamia in the tune of .Jacob! In a pic
ture painted by F. ('hello Delia Pttera
the Hlo.iiod Virgin is placed on a velvet
sofa playing witli a cat and a paroquet,
and about to help hersell 10 coiiee irom
an engraved colfee-pot. Sir Thoma-
Hrowne, in liis " Vulgar Errors," has
written more than a page to disprove
the pos-ibility of Adam and Eve hav
ing navoN, objection having been made
to paintings by Haphaol and Michael
Angelo, and to the painting of Adam
and Evobv Mibtiso,'ln St. James's Pal
ace, In which they are represented with
Sir Eoylo Heche may, perhaps, be
nronerlv called and wo hope this
phraso will not be misinterpreted the
Father of all Hulls. And yet there is
an authentic record of a Frenchman,
named Calino, who was quite as re
markablo as Sir Koyle for a bovine ten
dencv. There is a letter of his in exist
once, as follow.-: "My dear friend, 1
left my knife at your lodgings yester
day; pray send it to mu If you should
find it. Yours, Calino. P. S. Never
mind ..ending tho knife; I have found
There is also a note to his wife, which
he sent home with a basket of provi
ions, tlu postscript to wlilcli read: "You
will find my letter at the bottom of the
basket. I f by chanco you should fall to
do so, lot me know as soon as po-slble."
Calino oiico tried to get ti certificate' of
defective sight from the surgeon of a
regiment to which he belonged, to avoid
some military duty. "I am so near
sighted," said ho, " that I can't seo the
stripes on tlio arm of that corporal over
Ono Winter day, a friend of Calino,
walking with him in tlio garden of the
"Calino, I'll bet you twenty franc-
that you don't walk across the frozen
pond yonder on your bare feet."
" Done," said Calino, taking his shoes
and stockings in his hand. 1 J lit when
ho was half way across, ho turned
around, saying It was too cold to go any
further, and made tho best of his way
back, thus lo-lng his bet, though ho had
gono the same distance as though I
had walked all the way over. Of the
wimo character was his action when he
took 11 lighted taper to llnd his way
with thanks, leaving himself at tho topi
of tho stairs In the dark, lu precisely
the same position from which ho had
started first. Calino was onco 011 an ex
cursion where lodgings wero scarce, mid
lu looking about for 11 pillow, found 11
largo stone Jar, on which ho laid his
head very contentedly. Some ono In
quired of him If it was not rather hard.
" Not at all," said he, " for I've stutletl
it with hay."
It was a wise saying of his that
"Provldonco had placed death at tho
end of llfo in order to give people tlmo
to prepare for It." Ono day 11 friend
took a knife from him hi a Joke, and,
saying "thank you," put It in his pock
et. "Come," said Calino, "if you
don't give 1110 back that knife, Fll rip
you up with It."
Some stories are told, also, of tho Abbe
do Matlgnon which have been appro
priated for the Irish. When the Abbe
was at the house of his uncle, the Hlsli-
op of Llsieux, he was -hown the cathe
dral, and ids guldo told lilm II was
built by tho English. "All," said he,
with contempt, " 1 could easily tell it
was not made here."
Madamo de Froulay asked hlni how
old he was. " Why, I am only thirty-
two," said lie, "hut I count myself thir
ty-three1, because 11 little boy was horn 11
year before I va, nnd tiled ovidently
keeping 1110 hack a whole year by acci
When his sister-in-law had hor first
child ho could not toll a friend Its sex,
" because," said li, "tho child made
such a noise that I positively am unablo
to say whether I am an aunt or an un
That will do very well for the French;
anil there are surely enough stories of
Gorman blunders in speech to prove
that our Teutonic friends possess in a
pe-culiar degree the faculty supposed to
be exclusively Irish. " Laslit Friday
night, next week vot is behint," sahl
one, " vash the vor't tint neler vah. 1
tought I co town hill to mine house,
ven no sooner 1 valks den I stunel still
all tie vaster, for tie darkness so tick I
can't stir it mit my boots; an' ven I see
mine bant right pefore mine face, I
can't tell it's (lore; an' do rain, (hinder
an' blixen! in more as tree minute mine
kin vas vet trough to mine clos. Put
ifter von lectio vile it stop quittin' to
rain something, so 1 keep fooling my
sell all tie vay long, an' ven I comes to
mine own house to valk in, vat you
link ? dundor and blixen, him belong
to somopoily else!" An Irishman
cotililTscarcely improve that.
Whenever tho paternity of a bull is
uncertain an attempt is made to father
it on some unfortunate Eineraldor. Yet
il was a Scotchwoman who said that
the butcher of her town only killed
half a beast at a time; it was a Dutch
man who said a pig had no ear-marks
except a short tail ; and it wa a JSriti-.li
magistrate who, being told by a vaga
bond that he was not married, respond
ed " mars a gooei iiiing ior your wne.
It was an English reporter who stated
that at a meeting of tlio Hritish F.thno
logical Society there were exhibited
"ea-ls or the skull of an individual at
different periods of adult life, to
how the1 changes: produced in ten
vears," though iiean wnt meinions
two skulls preserved in Ireland, one of
a person when lie was a boy, and the
other of the same person when ho had
grown to be a man. A reporter to the
llmtltl wrote in that paper, some years
ago, that a lecturer at the Academy of
Music " practically illustrated the man
ner in which a fly walks on the ceiling."
It was at a prayer-meeting in New
Hampshire that a worthy lnymnn spoke
of a noor bov who.-e lather was a
drunkard and who-e mother was a
widow ; and It win at a negro ball that
in lieu of "Not transferable " on the
tickets, a notice was posted over the
door, " No gentleman admitted unless
ho conies hi-self." It was an Ameri
can lecturer who solemnly sum one
evening: " Parents, you may havo chil
dren, or, if you have not, your (laugh-
tei-i mav havo." And it was a e.itern
editor who wroto : " A correspondent
asks whether the1 battle of Waterloo oc
curred before or after the commenci'-
ment of tho ChrMlan era. Wo answer
Maine editor says a pumpkin In
that State grow so large that eight men
could stand around it; which statement
wai only equalled by that of tho man
who saw a Hock of pigeons fly so low
that he could shake a stick at them.
l'hoio two ohiorviug men, one of whom
said he noticed that when ho lived
through the month of May he lived
through the yi'.ir, and the other of whom
said at a wedeling that he had remarked
that more women than men had been
married that year, wero neither of them
Irishmen. When Sir Hoylo Hoche ex
claimed : " I would give up half nay,
the whole of the Constitution to pre
serve the remainder," lie only followed
the analogy of that Juvenile poem which
WHIPPING IN SOIIOOL3.
LiTTi.i: nrore than a quarter of n c6iu
tury ago It was 110 unusual thing to seo
ri whipping-post in the publiu square of
an Incorporated town. Delighted crowds
often assembled to witness the Infliction
erf tlfoMitsh Upon somo culprit more limn
ordinarily notorious and interesting m
1111 offender against the statutes, Many
of tho oldest Inhabitants can still attest
that this spectacle in tlio "good old
times" was only exceeded In point of at
tract Ion by the superior novelty of a
public execution Hut fortunately lu
such mutters, progression is a more Im
perative law of human nature than
habit Itself; Htfrbarotis usages aro puss's
ing away. H rave soldiers aro no longer
liable to bodily castlg.itlon at the caprico
of any petty tyrant ; and in' the navy,
Where graver necessity exists than else
where for rigorous discipline, thocat-o'-nlno
tails Is preserved only us a relic of
the past. It seonis then alntost inc.red-'
Iblo that the. Inhuman practice of eorpo-
ral punishment should bo rotaiuexl in
schools fortlio instruction of the young
but such, nevertheless, appears to bo thu
Tho reason for tide Is mainly found1
noelotibt, In the precept of Solomon not
to sparo the rod. Pedagogues Who per
haps wore never able to illKstrato tho
story of their lives by any other scrip
tural injunction have been ever prono to
justify their cruelty under tlio icgis of
this authority, just as sailors have been
known to appeal to Providence only
during a perilous storm at sea. Hut lnrs
inanity and common sense alike toach
that this proverb of human wisdom is
no more applicable in a Christian com
munity than the vindictive oodu of .111
eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.
"Tlin-i- olillilri-n .ill ii-slMIng w
"I'imi. mi .1 suniiii'-r ilny ;
Tli" Io- w.11 "iin, ll'i-v nil foil In,
Tlio rout tiny r.m nw.i."
Even John O. Calhoun, once, in en
forcln-' tho theory tint nil men are
not created equal, remarked that " only
two men we're created, anil one of thoio
was a woman ;" and Proslelont Taylor's
"all the world and tho rest of man
kind " Is ti household word.--HoiiikI
lown a pair of stall's without accident,
an I after gettiua down, brought 11 n.icK
" Hot! cheap" is nowilellned as mean
lug the keeping of a eaulne without
paying the tax.
It is plainly set ivsielo, elirectly or indi
rectly, by numerous passages In tho in
spired truths of our Saviour.
Suppose a boy to be chargeable witlt
talking, s'ufging, (lancing, and Jumping
during school hours; this Is no evidence!
of an oVil elispisitiem, but rather of that
Irrepressible vitality which is most 1 ike
ly to manifest It-elf at a later day in the
business energy of the man. Hut admit
that tho boy Is really vicious, and that
lie wilfully persists in prfstimes so in
cimpatiblo With the regulations for
stuely. Aro there 110 forms of moral re
str.iint to satisfy Justice nnd offer room
for reformation ? Assuredly tho success
ful experiments in other spheres of ac
tion have boon observed to little pur
pose if they are not to bo celiiEtrued as
furnishing conclusive examples that tho
law of kindness is omnipotent above all
other methods in tho cau-e of improve
ment and humanity. Horses which
have proved intractable undi'r the whip
of thogrooin havo been tamed by Mr.
Harev In an hour. Numbers of Inebrl-
ateshavebeon rescued from ruin through
tho intluonco of moral suasion ; whilo
comparatively few, if any, have boon
reformed by the application of force.
Why not, then, apply this potent
agency to the cause Oi education y 11 n
pupil becomes disobedient, an nppeal
should bo made to hi- better nature ; and
if that failed a reasonable temporary
restraint sliotilel be laid upon liis move
ments. Lot him lie "kept in" during
recess add debarred front play .with ids
companions. If he continued refracto
ry, tlio efheacy of extra tasks or of per
sonal humiliation before the class might
betriod. in nearly every instnnce.onenr
another of such modes of correction will
prove suci-essful. Should it happen.
however, that the transgressor is utter
ly incorrigible, let him bo ignominious
ly expi'lled from the school. Hut, In
the name of all that is philanthropies
and good, elo not excoriate the body of
one formed In tho imago of liis Maker,
anel that ono teiei of Immature years,
with permanent principles of benevo
lence or hatred to boeletermined mainly
by tho experience of his boyhood. It is
an oll'ence and an abomination in tho
sight of a civilizcel community.
The mildest form of corporal punish
ment applied in thu schools is repug
nant to humanity. The principle Is
radically wrong in itself. No emo was
ever benefitted by blows and stripes;
and scars under such treatniont are tho
insignia of Satan. It in not to be be
lieved that any new and beneficial Ideas
can bo introduced into tho brains of
youth by the virtue of tho rod. Should
chastisement he lnlllcted with a riding
whip, anil the body of a stripling exhib
it soveri' bruises for several elays there-
utter, tlio all'.iir can be designated only
us a palpable enormity. If, in addition
to this, te-tliueiny should show that tho
boy bad been thrown upon the floor, it
would liuampio proof, whatever opinion
to the contrary might be expressed by
spectators, that passion had Usurped tho
place of reason, anel that tho teacher Is
totally unlit for the responsible avoca
tion of educating tho young either for
tlmo or eternity. Hut, above all, should
It appi'ar that tho teacher In quentlon is
uota man, whoso sensibilities may havo
boon blunted by mile intercourse witli
the world, but ono belonging to that
gentle kind who-o inls-lon on earth is
peculiarly that of love nnd mercy, the
case amounts to a podtlvo libel on tho
sex, and the cheek of true wominhooel
Is put te the blush.
Hither than the h'ast possibility of
such an occurrence should eist lu thu
national metropollsof America, It would
bo a win' proceeding, and ono happily
In neorelune-t with the enlightenment
of the go, if corporal puuishmcntd in
tlio public schools were wholly forbid
den by law. M'itsMnylun tiuuUii
A m vrTf't "f 'orm I'll'' 'alvev