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M Albavm, Vermont. Office near ho Post
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, uViMVS ULOCK, Main St., opposite the
j-uiii.d Church. 1-tX.
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y. r Wead and Duron's Drug stole,
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XT'-!: U & DUKKX, Druggists and
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),, fr Jlorrison Ulock, St. Albans, Vt.
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JAMKS STOXB, UHOCIHt, SallonUHock,
li Mam Street, St. Albatw, Vt. 110
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-.tit Tr. moiit House, St. Albans, Vt.
UKHHI.UT mi.MM'.no. oaler in l'orc
iraa.id Iliimetitic Dry Goods, Root and
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Mr ts -.1 Allan , Vt. 103
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T Ul,;(OV1"AMU.V CAUIXET Oil-
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lrtau . ,12. tt?eut ? tra""t all husi
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Usto' ,u l"elr allowances obtained, by apnyl
bul". Junoia.lBOO. nut.
T J. "UUSKss.dcaler'in Pork, Fish, Hams,
A l-rd, Flour, Salt, and general Groceries,
fcotpsalo and retail. Maiu Street, ono door
8 "laoflarrarDroa. 117
For thO 7VftticcT;i.
TALKI1IQ GAS. '
ny s. a. w.
There Is a subtlo fins, n moral llame,
Whoso rainbow hues and tints bearmanv a liamo,
Whoso uparktlng tii-touti(it forlis, and Hashing
lllvaltho fairest gem of coronets;
A jack-o-l.nitcrii liamo, which leads n on
O'er bog and forwit 'till imr strength is gone,
And bids us then amid the darkness gropo.
Palaver, humbug, llaltery, and soft soap,
Aro classed among the classic appellations
llv which this gas in known among tho nations;
A'klug with many titles, and, nlas 1
A monarch ubsoluto ia Talking Uas.
The salesman, so obsequious and polito,
As if displaing goods wero his delight,
Tells you, with high herculean anfl ileep,
Tiiat goods befoiu were never sold go cheap.
It is a Nacrillco.inimonsa, 'tis tme,
Rut lit is proud to make it, seeing it's you.
ine artiPit just suits yon. tn so neai,
So beautilul, exipiibite, rliarming, sweet.
Perhaps ynu nwullow all he says, nor question
Win ther his gas is osy of digestif n;
Rut 1 nin apt to snub my nose, an act
V? virion Damo Nature" titled me, in fact,
A'hd LjjnvBelf s.iv, Madam, should you drop
lii'MffrWlrilrftiitic race from shop to shop,
Huy what you want, but don't buy soap or brass,
Nor purchasu, by tho wholesalo, Talking Gas.
The politician, longing for a seat
In halls where legislative bodies meet,
An easy seat, where he from day to day
May loutigo, and read, and doze the hours away;
Rat of good dinners, drink good brandy, too,
And vote the wjjf his party tell him U
Havu when his (faght-slstices can descry
Some safer turnpike for his policy
And give his poor dyspeptic stomach vent
In spltelnt howls which shake the firmament,
And spend long months in argument to prove
That black is white, or jealous hate is lovo, '
DrinRB all this well-paid hlesKoduoas to pass,
Ily tlltliy lucre, ruin, and Talking Gas.
"Moasures, not men," is sometimes party cry
A very good one, I do not deny
Rut inun and measures oft prove to be such
That neither men or measure are worth much.
When moil make measures but a stepping stone
To serve somo pot ambition of his own,
Or when, as often proves tho caso, alasl
Roth men and measures are but bags of gas.
A lawyer, strong in argument to win;
A tailor, fashioning a cloak fur sin;
A priost, who leads his ilock the sunny way,
Nor lifts a warning crook to lambs astray;"
A mocking-bird, who blends In mellow notos,
Tho combined incenso of a thousand throats;
A Ciesar, who each Rubicon will dare,
Who comes, and compters, ere wo aro aware;
A counterfeit, which even hanks will pass
AH these; ayo, more than these, is Talking Gus.
Lottie Page's Gift.
A SI3IPLL STORY.
uy sylvanus co mi, ju.
It was Charlos Alton's birthday, and
ho was twenty-ono years of age. Aud
a child of fortune was Charlos Alton.
His fathor was tho wealthiest man in
town, and Charles was the only son
ho and his sister Mary the only chil
dren. And Charlos possessed some
thing more than heirship to his fath
er's gold. Ho was handsomo and brave;
ho was warm-hoartod and ueuerous:
no was gay and entertaining; and, at
it. .....1 f t i 1
mo nun ui nu juurs in conego, no
stood at tho head of his class. Ho was ;
ju uoBio on una nis iwenty-nrst oirth
day, having obtained a leave of absence
from his tutor for that purposo.
Many woro tho friouds who thronged
tho largo drawing-room of Mr. Alton's
residence on tho evening of that day;
and many wero tho presents bestowed
upon the gallant youth; and young
mon aud maidens woro thoro who en
vied the fortunate horo of the occa
sion. How could such an ono bo else
than happy V What was there of earth-'
ly good that did not rost within his
In a far corner of tho drawing-room
sat Lottio Pago mild, uentlo, nrottv.
bluo-eyed Lottie a slight, fair-formed !
creature, only hfteen yours ot age, and
looking not so old as' that. Sho was
an orphan and lived with hor aunt
a child of humblo station and scanty
means, seeking strength to do tho bat
tle of lifo that was before her, and ask
ing that bho might bo loved and trust
ed as bho desorved. Mary Alton, the
sister of tho hero, was just Lottie's
ago, and tho two had been playmates
and warm friends, cemented by that
fnondship of childhood which had not
yet felt tho touch of tho?o advorso
winds that sometimes come with ma
ture r years.
Tho bright-faced, laughter-loving,
bhiO'oyed girl had boon a favorite with
Charles. Whon ho was a stout lad of
fiftcou sho had been a more bit of a
fairy of only nine years; and he had
carried her in his arms, aud tossed
her iu tho air, and loved her as ho had
loved his own littlo sistor.
And on this evening, when Charlos
was ono-and-twonty, and sho fifteen,
tho relations had iiot boon ohanged.
Sho had grown some, to bo euro; but
tho rich bloom was still of childhood,
and fow thoro wero who noticed tho
light, shadowy lines of thought that
woro being drawn upon her fair brow.
Sho had come to tho party because
sho was Mary's playmate; and whon
sho know that sho was coming, sho
wondered what sho should bring for a
prosont. Sho had uo monoy to spare,
and it was not iu tho season for llow
ers. "Dear Auut, what can I givo to
Charley Alton ?"
"Why not givo him that?" returned
hor aunt, restiug hor hand upon a
small book that lay upon tho tablo at
lim cirln "IMnif. will lin linfint. tlinn i
hor side. "That will bo better than to
buy auything. You havo two of them.
This ono I gave you last Christmas.
You may givo it to Charles Alton, and
I will got you another should you over
So Lottio had como with a' littlo
book 'a book in covers of purplo mo
rocco with a silver clasp and when
all tho others had bestowed thoir pres
ents, sho crept forward and took him
by tho hand.
"Oharlio," sho said, iu hor quiet,
child-liko way, calling1 him as sho and
Mary had always called him, "I've got
somothing for you, nnd I'll givo it to
you if you'll promiso not to laugh at
"My dear littlo pot," cried tho young
man, kissing her upon tho brow, "why
should I laugh at you? Let your
gift bo what it may, I will keop it al
ways." "It isn't much," sho wont on; "hut
you Imvo been ko coot! to mo Hint I
couldn't bnnr to think Unit you slioultl
ro ftwny tmd I not fjivo you anything.
This is what it is, Charley. I didn't
buy it now for you. It in ono that I
hnvo used. Mary and 1 have read in
it at tho Sabbatii-Bchool. My namo
was in it, and I just wrolo jours right
muter u. xou 11 keep It, won t yon t
and when you aro a great man you'll i
sometimes think of your littlo Lottio. ,
At any rate, Lottio will never forgot
you; and when wo don't seo each oth
er any more, sho will pray for voti tmd !
will lovo you just the same." "
It was tlio child speaking to tho ,
man ; and vot. oven in that hour. ,
(Jharles Alton folt his hoart touched
very doeply by tho simple, grateful
lovo of hiu sister's blno-oyed playmate.
Ho took tho book and opened it It
was a Bible. And on the -leaf was
written, "Lottio Pago,
noath, "To Charles Alton
"I'll keep it, Lottio, novor foar."
Ho kissed her again, this time upon
tho check; kissed her in tho presonco
of tho company, as ho would havo
kissed any child that ho loved; and
than ho turned to- others whd olaimad
"Within a year from that evening
Charlos Alton was willed homo to seo
his sister dio. Tho blow was a sad
ono and it fell heavily upon him. Ho
saw Lottio l'ngo at tho funeral, but ho
could not speak with her. In the
evening, howover, ho called to seo her
at hor humblo home.
"Dear Lottio," ho said, falling, be
neath tho burden of his grief, to seo
how much of tho bloom of woniauhood
a single year had brought to hor face,
"you must bo my sistor now."
But Lottio Pago shook hor head as
"I shall always lovo you as my
brother and my friend; but wo can be
no more as wo havo been. Now that
Mary has gone I shall havo nothing to i
call me to your house. Our stations '
aro vastly dulcrent, and our paths in
lifo will be wide apart."
Sho paused a moment and thou, with
swimming eyes, continued:
"But there is ono way in which wo
shall bo always near together. When
your thought3 nrc with tho sister you
have lost they will be whoro mino aro. !
So, inspirit, wo may still havo a moot-:
And then, iu her sweet, quiet way,
sho went on to tell how happy she
believed doai-JMary was.in that bright
er world where tho angels dwelt, and
where hor mothor had cone before
her. And then, in lower tones,, and ,
. , . ... . '
tno noiy raclienco growing sottor and
brighter upon her sweet young faco,
sho spoko of those who wore in that
bettor world waiting for hor hor I
fathor, and hot mother, and a littlo r
"Ah, Lottio, if I could look upward j
with such Faith as yours !" .
"You can do it Charles. Itead
Bible Bead it studiously and ,
trustingly. You still keop the one
Do you think I could
break such a promise as I gave you in 1
return for your L'ift ? Xo. no. I '
havo kept it and shall always keop it
I ho thought may havo presented it-
self to Charles
alton that the child
was grown womanly enough to be
como his teacher; but that other
thought of his dear dead sistor entire
ly occupied his mind.
j ed to his feet. As a drowning man
In ono year moro Charles Alton left catches at a passing straw, so did this
College, and within ono short month j poor wretched voyager upon tho sea
thereafter his father died. And so, at of lifo turn to that ono bright star
tho ago of threc-and-tweiity he found 1 tlio only star that shono for him in tho
himself entirely his own master, with 1 broad cspauso that arched so darkly
out a near rolativo to claim attention I over tho wild waste of waters that had
from him, and tho possessor of some- boruo his shattered bark. Thoro was
thing over a hundred thousand dollars, uo argument no hesitation. He wo'd
For a time ho was buried in grief; but J dio if he remained whoro ho was he
by and by he camo out into tho world, I could but dio if ho went to hor. Tho
and began to think of business Ho I Book seemed a talisman to him, yield
went to tho great city, -and conferred 1 ing him promiso of now lifo. Ho
with somo of thoso who had beou his
father's friends, and they olFered him
any help they could bestow.
But ho would not go into business at
oiieo. Ho would travel lirst aud en
Alus for tho kind, goucrous nature
that mils in tho way of such
tiou as beset Charles Alton !
Within thrco months after entering
tho city ho had forgotten his orrnnd of
business, and had given himself up
wholly to pleasure. Such genial, hap
py spendthrift companions as ho found
woro not to bo cast oil' for dull, sober
business; and onco iu tho whirlpool ho
wont on with a rush.
Ono day Ambroso "Whitman, tho
whito-hairod old lawyer, camo down
from Charloy'a native town to visit
him. Mr. Whitman had not only
been Mr. Altou's conlidontial attorney
through his lifotimo, but ho had taken
charge of such business as his son had
to leave at homo. On tho present oc
casion tho old uiau had como to bor
row twelve thousand dollars.
'My dear Charles." ho plead, ''if I
could only havo tho use of twelve
thousand dollars for a year or, two
years at tho outside I could make
mysolf independent, and havo some
thing to leave behind mo whon I dio."
Charles would listen to no oxtonded
plea; nor would ho. liston to tho idea
of security. Ho drew twolvo thous
and dollars from tho bank and gavo it
into tho old man's hands, simply tak
ing a noto of hand in return.
At tho end of a year, Charlos Alton
was iu tho full lido of dissipation.
From Now York to Philadelphia; thon
to "Washington; thon South; thou up
tlio Mississippi; thon overland hack to
Now York. Whoil ho visitod his bank
or ho found that ho had only about
four thouBand dollars loft to his crodit.
And how long could that last sinco
tho gaming-tablo had como into .tho
list of his pleasures? Ho had just
' rtrnwn tlio last tloimr iroin the Hand of
i liis banker, when ho received n loUor
I from tho old lnwycr at homo. And
I this wiih u part of that letter;
"My Dkaii Chahmh: My gray hairH
tiro almost brought with grief (o the
J grave. My speculation has failed ! I
J havo lost 1 For mysolf, seeing that my
-.lays aro wen nign run, x caro noi; lor
you I griovo most deeply. "What can
I say to you t ourso mo u you will;
l.ut, nelieve me, i moani you no wrong.
If I can over repay you a part I will
do so; but I daro not promise,
(Jharles Allon wroio unci
word of complaint.
I am sorry, for your sake, that yon
failed," ho wrote to the old man; "but j sho would pray tor mo and ovo mo
for mysolf I know not that I ought to j "With that Book clasped to my bbsom
find fault. If tho money had beonir sank upon my knees, and said to my
witn my DaiiKer x migut navo ueen no
hotter oil, lor l, too, nave union, m
short, I am hard up. But I must
' have money a few thousand dollars
and I may retreive my loss. I shall
send a man down to look at my prop
erty at tho old homc-placo. I urn
going to hire numoy. u" him, and give
him security in p-Witl you make
out a mortgage? You can do this
much toward paying your debt to
So Charles Alton hired monoy of a
New York broker, and pledged tho
old homestead as security, lie hired
ten thousand dollars; and though tho
stately mansion, witlr its broad, rich
acres, was worth much more, still that
was all the money ho could get ad
vanced upon it But ton thousand, or
a hundred times ton thousand, was all
tho samo at tho gaming table.
Two years 1 Two years of sinful
pleasure of au aimless, and misspent j
Maimed in spirit; broken in health;
sad, sorrowful, and sick at heart,
Charles Alton sat in his cheerless
chamber, and wishod that ho
dead 1 Tho friends who had
rounded him whilo ho had money had
an joisaneu mm now mat ins nurse
ii i i . , i . .
was empty, and ho was alono in tho
world. Ho had not oven monoy i
enough wherewith to purchase a hot-;
im ui uiniiuj'. una. mtu no mat tie
could sell ? Ho overhauled his trunk,
and in ono corner, where it had lain
untouched for many a lonr month, ho
found a small book, with covers of
I purple morocco and a silver clasp. Ho
, opened it, and read: "Lottio Page, to
For a littlo time tho young man sat
as ono in a dream. And this was
what he dreamed:
Ho was a boy again a blithesome,
happy boy and ho stood by his moth
er's kneo whilo sho read to him from
that holy Book. And his fond sister
was with him, and sho was proud of
hor brother. Thd Iftjok was in his
hand as it had been ou that evening
whon ho first received it ; nnd tho
words of the" giver sounded ngain in
his ears: "Mary and I havo read in
it together at tho Sabbath-School !"
Lottio will never forget you; and when
wo don t seo each other any more sho
will pray for yon, and lovo you just
And then, with tho Bible clnsnnd in
, his hands, Charles bowed his head
'mid wept wept aud sobbed like a
Mother, sister, father all gone ! all
gone, savo Lottio. On all tho earth
not one was left to lovo him !
"fjotlie will never forqet iou."
As ho rapoated tho words ho start-
pressed it to hia lips, and then ho put
it in his bosom; and then, upon his
kuees, ho said to his God that ho
would do no moro wrong until ho had
A calm, beautiful afternoon in Sop-
tember Lottio Pago sat alono in tho
littlo drawing-room of hor aunt s cot- killing many sheep. Compluiuts wero
tage, engaged iu sowing. Tho girl of i made to his master, who assorted that
lifteen had grown-totho woman of tho thing was impossible, becauso ho
nineteen still fairy-hko in tho fault- was muzzled every night. Tho neigh
lessness of her form, but wearing up- bors persisting iu tho charge, tho dog
on her faco tho stamp of that maturi- ono night was watched, and ho was
ty which marks tho child of necessity j sceu to draw his neck out of tho muz
and experience. Sho was very beauti- zlo, thon go into a field and oat as
ful beautiful in all that makes tho I much of a Bheep as satisfied his appo
lovoly and loving womau. Thoso blue I tito. Ho noxt went into tho river to
eyes had taken to themselves a won- wash his mouth, and returned nftor
drous depth of azuro light; tho brow j ward to Iris kennel, put his head into
had expauded with thought; and if i tho inuzzlo again, and lay very quiet-
ttto brightness and freshness
rose-tints that had Hushed hor chock
in childhood had been lessened, no
sigu of fading was perceptible, but on
ly that more delicate tint of full per
fection which even the full blowu rose
puts on long buforo tho blight of with
ering falls upon it.
By and by a shadow fell across the
painted floor, and when tho maiden
looked up sho saw a man standing in
tho doorway a man' thin and pulo,
with masses of nut-brown curls clus
tering about his open brow and his
voin-inarked temples standing thero
with an eager, wistful look upon his
faco a faco still handsome and manly
dospilo tho hard touch of suffering
and sorrow that had bleached away
the freshness of hoalth and vigor.
Tho maiden was upon hor feet, and
with hands outstretched sho called his
name. But ho did not sulfur hor to
como nearor not yet.
"Lottio," his voico quivered, his
framo shook aud tears started to his
oyes "Lottio, cro I touch your hand,
liston to me, I am a poor, broken,
' penniless mnn. and m nil Hiitf wiuo
wojd I hnvo not n friend 110,hot
oiro-unloss this 13ook fihall bojtho
, talisman that shall conjure up a bright,
, piu'tppin't) lo savo mo with its lovoi
Not many days since, when I thought
LShoif an outcast from this worlcfs
"joys forever, and when I wished only
po dio, i lound tins hlesseii iJook in
my think. Thus it was, with mother,
)hlr,' father goiter-with tho friends
of tho days of my prosperity turned
from.ho -that I called niA-Oom a bu
ried 'dsrnor of my heart tho sweet face
of thjrtgontlo boing who gvo it. And
I remembered what sho said to mo
when she placed tho Book in mv
' hands sho would never fortrot mo
uou that ivould do no more wroui;.
until I had kccii Lottie !"
A moment's pauso, and tlion, with
voice broken into sobs, with big tears
streaming down his chocks, and with
arms ontstretched, he cried:
'Lottie! Lottie! O, my Cod 1 "Will
' you hoar i:
I more of th
and will y
ino pronnso that I will do no
10 sinful wrong while I live,
on bo with mo to help mo
keep my promise ahvas?"
And then tho lovo tint had lain
wailing in Lottie's bosom so long a
love that had held watch and ward
over her heart, barring out all offers
from tho many who had sought her
hand--wolled up to its full Hood of
fruition, and, with tho head of tho re
turned waudorer pillowed upon her
bosom, holding his there as in a ha
ven of rest and salvation, sho told him
that sho would bo to him all that ho
could justly ask whilo both should
"Mv darling Lottio ray wife look
Tho crisp, brown tints of autumn
wero upon tho leaves, and tho hus
bandmen had trathcred tho ripened
1 grain into tho garners. Charles Alton
was a man ae;ain, stroncr and erect.
aud health and joy mado his faco
handsomer than ever.
"Lottie, joy is yours. You aro mis
tress of my father's mansion. Aye, it
is all ours the old homo tho house,
and all tho broad, rich acres I"
"It is -11110, iny Lottie. Mr. "Whit
man has confessed that ho deceived
me. When ho knew the courso that
I was pursuing in tho great city, and
when ho found I would brook no re
straint, ho determined to savo tho old
homestead ifMio could. Tho twelvo"
thousand dollars which ho borrowed
of mo ho laid safely away; and the
speculation which failed him was his
hopo of myself. Ho has held tho
mortgage, and ho now returns it to
me, with two thousand dollars beside.
Lottie, my heart swells anew to hold
all this joy ! 0, lovo me, lovo mo, dar
ling, for upon that sweet boon all oth
er joy must rest 1"
And, bound within his circling arms,
Lottio mado answer:
"0, my husband, as in tho times
past as now so for all tho time to
The Intelligence of Brutes.
From "Tho Harmonies of Nature,"
an interesting volumo just published
by tho Applotons, wo extract tho fol
lowing paragraphs on tho intelligence
"As tho mammalia aro man's near
est relations, in a physical point of
view, thoy aro also endowed with an
intelligence superior to that of any
other animals, and not seldom prompt
ing them to actions which seem rather
to belong to tho sphere of reason than
to that of brute instinct. Tho chim
ponzco, for instance, will lock and uu
loek a door or drawer, will thread any
needle and ui iinot bo taken iu tho
samo thing twice.
A dog in a monastery, perceiving
that tho monks received their meals
by rapping at a buttery door, contrived
to do so likowiso, and, when tho al-
lowanco was pushed through, and tho
door shut, ran oil with it. This was
repeated till tho theft was detected.
Another dog, bolonging to Mr. Tay-
lor, a clercrvmtin who lived at Colton,
noar Wolsely Bridge, was accused of
ly down to sleep
Mr. Morand, a surgeon in Paris had
taken into his house tho dog of a friend
which had brokon its leg, aud good
naturedly cured it. Sometime after,
this dog scratched at tho door of Mr.
Morand's study, and, on boing admit
ted, introduced another dog, to whom
somo accident hud happened, and who
could hardly crawl along after his
gtiido. The first dog pluiuly showed
by his car6sses what ho wanted, and
tho surgeon admiring his sagacity,
took charge of his protege and cured
As tho elephant surpasses all that
broathes on dry land in bulk und mus
cular power, his mental faculties also
assign to him ono of tho first places
iu tho animal creation. When tamed
lto becomes tho most gcntlo and obe
dient of ull domestic quadrupeds, and
in most cases is exceedingly fond of
his keeper, aud soon learns to dis
tinguish tho various toucs of tho hu
man voico, aa expressive of anger, ap
probation, or commaud. His strength
is rendered uouoiy servicuuuiu io uum lauuuy tun , mm j n hiiu huh
by the intelligence ho eviucvH in, its' won the .battle of life at tho outcat.
, 1 11 I l.l 1
use. Ho will lond a boat with amaz
ing dexterity, carefully keeping all tho
articles dry, and disposing them
whoro they ought to bo placed. In
propelling wheel-carriages hcavdy la
lon up a declivity, ho pushes them
forward with his forehead and sup
ports them with his knees.
Iu'.Ceylon, where tho elephants aio
frequently employed in dragging and
piling felled timber, thoy manifest un
intelligence and dexterity which is
surprising to a stranger, becauso tho
samoness of tho operation rnablos
them to go on for hours, disposing of
log nfterlog, almost without a hint or
direction from their oA'crsei rs. Sir U.
TcnneKt mentions two elephants thus
cmployctl in the yards attached to the
Commissariat ktWs at Columbo, who
accomplished tlicir with cqua'l
precision and with greater rapidity
than if it had been accomplished by
dock laborers. When tho pilo attain
ed a certain height, and they wore no
longer able, by their conjoint efforts,
to raise one of tho heavy logs of ebony
to the summit, they had been taught
to lean two pieces against tho heap,
up the inclined piano of which thoy
gently rolled tho remaining logs and
placed them trimly on the top.
- v . .
Charles Dickens Before the riiullc.
I went lately to hear Charlos Dick
ens read at St. James s Hall. Tho
beautiful hall was filled with a beauti
ful comnanv. cveiiint' dress beintr de
riijrur. Tho novelist is very careful
about the arrangements mado for his
readings. Ho has invariably a little
red velvet table, with a shelf on one
sido for hankorchiof and water, and on
tho other a littlo block for tho book to
which ho almost never refers, tho read
ings boing really dramatic deliveries, j
with vocal and mimetic accessories, of
his works. Ho was dressed in a way
that might be regarded as foppish iii
America, but it is not so regarded
hero; that is, he flourishes a big watch
chain with charms, largo jewelled
shirt-studs, and a littlo boquet in tho
lappet of a dress-coat. Ho is consid
erably bald ou the top of his forehead,
and his beard and moustache are quite
gray; tho wrinkles, too, get deeper and
deeper about tho eyes. But his color
is still good, his voico clear and strong,
and his animation perfect.
Dickens's reading is indescribable;
it gives ono tho impression of an fen
tire stock company in ono man. Tho
pieces selected for reading wero "Dr.
Marigold" aud the trial-sceno from
Pickwick. I did not, I confess, like so
well tho pathetic parts of Dr. Mari
gold. Whenever Dr. M. becamo pa
thetic he spoko good English instead
of ;)aois, which was inartistic aud de
pressing to the hearer. But in des-
criptivo and iu humorous passages his
readings wero unsurpassable. Iu the
reading from Pickwick his faco Hushed
with enthusiasm, and it seemed to mo
ho was calling up, ono nfter another,
old characters, old friends, old fancies
and droams, and that thoy circled
about him, ogled him, played about
his head, and nestled about his dress.
Ono has to bo familiar with tho Eng
lish courts to realizo Sorgeant Buzftiz,
and Dodson and Fogg, and tho old
Judge. To each of thoso Dickons
gives an entirely different lone, face,
and look. His imitations of tho law
yers aro so oxcollcnt that the house is
filled with uproarious laughter. Ia
turo certainly means him to bo an
actor as well as a novelist.- Tho pub
lic horo appreciates theso readings
deeply, and it is hard, to get 6eats.
M. 1). Comcay in the CommOnurallh.
Men who fight duels hare twj sec
onds to livo after thoy aro dead.
Why aro tho members of a poor
cricket Club like circles? Becauso "thoy
havo no big innings.
Whon a vain man makes up
his mind, ho might well feci mortified
ut tho smallness of tho package
It is suggested that graduates of
femalo colleges bo diploma-tized as A.
M. Artful Maidens.
A tender-hearted mamma, in In
dianapolis, recently prosecuted hor
daughtor for stealing somo of hor
Sawdust pills would effectually
euro many of tho diseases with which
mankind aro aillicUjd, if every indi
vidual would make his own sawdust.
Tho man in jail who looked out
of the window of his cell and exclaim
ed, "this is a great country," is now
generally admitted to havo spoken
A brietless young lawyer thinks
that any young lady who possosses a
thousand acres of land has sufficient
ground for an attachment."
Whero tho real Fco-niau move
ment will develop itself. Among tho
waiters and servants at tho fashion
ablo watering places, aud sea-shoro
Punch has written to Mr Darwin
to inquire if it is possible, under his
theory of development, for a bay-pony
over to become a sea-horse. j
"Praj', Miss 0.," said a gentleman
tho other evening, "why aro ladies so
fond of officers ?" "How stupid 1" im
plied sho; "is it not natural that a la
dy should liko a good offer air?"
Jack Bannister praising tho hos
pitality of tho Irish, after his return'
from ono of his trips to tho sistor king
dom, was nskod if ho hud been in Cork.
"No," replied tho wit, "but I saw a
groat mauy drawings of it.'
A thrifty wifo wonders why tho
men can't do something useful.
Mightn't thev as well auuiso them
selves hi smokiug hams as in smoking
fcgf-Hesolvo to seo this, world ou its
'.1 1 ...... nl ,1 I. ..If
Human SuITcrlng Causes or
"Wo arc confident that tho far grea
ter portion of human suffering is of
our own procuring, tho result of ignor
ance and mistaken viowH, and thatlitis
a supcrtluous and unnecessary mixturo
of bitterness iu tho cup of human life.
AVo "firmly believo that tho greater
number of deaths, instead of being 'tho
result of specific diseases, to which
they aro attributed, aro really caused
ny a series of impciceptiblc malign in
lluences, springing from corroding
cares, griefs, and disappointments. To
say that moro than half of tho human
race die of Borrow and a broken heart,
or in some way fall victims to their
passions, may seem liko advancing a
revolting doetrino; but it is, neverthe
less, in our mind, a simplo truth. Wo
do not seo tho operations of grief upon
some ono or all tho countless frail and
delicato constituents of human life.
But if physiology could look through
tho iufinitely complicated wtb of our
struct'uro with the power of tho solar
microscope, it would behold every
i chagrin severing some norvo, parnlyz
ing tho action of some organ, or clos
ing somo capillary; and that evory sigh
draws its drop of lifo-blood from tho
heart. Naturo is slow in resenting
her injuries; but the memory of them
is indelibly impressed, and "treasured
up for a lato but certain rovenge.
Nervousness, lowncss of spirits, hcad
ucho, and all tho countless train of
morbid aud deranged corporeal aud
mental notions aro, at onco, tho causa
and tho effect of sorrow and anxiety,
increased bv a constant serins of nr-Kiin
and ro-action. Thought nnd caro ,be-
como impressed upon tho brow. The
bland essenco of cheerfulness evapor
ates. Tho head becomes shorn of its
locks; nnd fhe frosts of winter gather
on tho tomplcs. Theso concurrent
influences silentlv san tlm Btnininn. nf
life; until, aided by somo adventitious
circumstance which wo call cold, fe-
vor. onidemie. dvsncnsv drnth Invw
his hand upon tho frame, that by tho
sorrows and cares of lifo was prepared
for his dread office. 'Tlin bills nf mor
tality assign a namo to tho mortal dis
ease, different from tho truo one.
Cheerfulness and equanimity aro about
tho only traits that havo invariably
marked tbo lifo of thoso who havo
lived to extreme old age. Nothing
moro clearly settled by oxperien'cc
than that grief acts as a sldw noisou
not only in tho immediate infliction of
pain, but in gradually impairing the
powers of life, and in substracting from
.1. e n
uio sum oi our ciays.
TrtUE Cotjiitesy. Real courtesy is
widely different from tho courtesy
which blooms only in tho sunshino of
lovo and tho smile of beauty, nnd
withers and cools down in tho atmos
phere of poverty, ago aud toil. Show
mo tho man who can quit tho brilliant
society of the young and liston to tho
kindly voico of ago; and hold cheerful
couverso with ono whom years havo
deprived of charms. Show mo tho
man of generous impulses, who is al
ways ready to help tho poor and nee
dy; show mo tho man who treats un
protected maidenhood as ho would tho
heiress, surrounded by tho protection
of rank, riches and family. Show mo
tho man who nover forgets for an in
stant tho delicacy, the respect that' is
due to woman as woman, m any con
dition or class; show mo such a man,
and you show Ino a gentleman nay,
you show mo better, you show mo a
The Decline or Blushing.
If our memory serves us aright,
thero was a time when blushing was
not uucommon. "Why has Modesty
struck her rosy flag ? How is it that
shame no longer sends tho tell-talo
blood from tho heart to the faco?
Havo tho people of this day less" to
blush for than their grandfathers and
grandmothers had? Wo hardly thiuk
bo. Have they learned, to U60 a quack
doctor phrase, how to "equali'zo tho
circulation" in every exigency ? or is
the human cuticle less transparent
than it used to bo ? Wo leave tho ex
planation to moral philosophers und
physiologists. Meanwhile, tho fact is
palpable. Tho rascals of "good socie
ty" aro not in tho least abashed whon
brought faco to faco with justice.
Their domeanor is calmly horoie and
beautifully self-possessed. Thoy myt
bo a shade paler when arraigned at
tho bar thnn whon engaged in fleecing
tho unwary, but they nover reddon.
Tho "'havior of tho visago" is perfect;
tho pulso "doth temporately keep
time;" tho blood has either dissolved
all connection with tho conscionco, or
the conscience has lost its, sting,
Perhaps it is becauso tlio natural
suffusion is no longor possiblo that
soma ladies sport on thoir fair checks
us counterfeit presentment. "Assume.
a virtue if you have it not," says Ham
let; and tho tint of bashfulness is pur
chasable. Anybody can buy cosmetic
A ''Stud" of Bonnets. Tho Paris
correspondent of tho Loudon, Ttltgi aph
"Tho ono great object of my admira
tion iu Paris is tho bonnet its ever-
changing shapo, its splendor, its disap
pearance, and its 'dark days ot noth
ingness.' What do you thinkbonnets
wero yester Jay r Not crupo, nor tullok
nor sillc, nor satin, nor velvet, not
fetraw. $Jo, nothing but uVsors, I
saw ono lady with n bonnet of daisies,
and another who had ou her head, a
handful of lilies of tho volley, fes
tooned with green ribbon. If it is
really anything, a bojiuet can scarcely,
bo less than a few lilies Of the valley,
which at Floreuco would cost half
a Paul. Another lady had n, wreath" of