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A CASE OF TRUE LOVE.
BY AMY RANDOLPH.
Little Lillian was packing her
trunk. She was going out as gov
erness. Her fast friend, Miss Sa
rah Honeycroft, had called to bid
her good bye.
. "So you're really going, Lilly ?"
sighed that elderly lady, viewing
the- preparations for departure
that strewed the floor around her.
"Yes, Miss Sarah, I am really
"To be a governess ?"
"Yes, to be a governess I"
"It's a hard life," sighed Miss
"No harder thsn many others,"
answered Little Lilly, folding a
nest of white aprons.
"And to think you've always
* lived so easily until now !"
"That is the very reason I should
be willing to work when the ne
cessity has at last come upon me,"
courageously asserted our heroine.
"I really think your aunt should
have invested her money a little
more carefully, in mere justice to
you. Any fool could have told
that those South American mining
shares were a mere bubble."
Little Lilly dived into the trunk
after a string, pursed up the vel
vet lips, but said nothing. Uiss
Sarah took snuff and went on:
"And bow much do you have a
"Three hundred dollars !"
"It is a miserable pittance, Lil
"It will be a small fortune to
me, Miss Sarah," the girl answered
Miss Sarah shook her aead and
"I think Charles Austin ought
to have married you. Every one
thought his intentions meant some
thing serious I"
Little Lilly suddenly grew rosy
all over, she dropped a pair of
Cinderella-like slippers on the
floor, and came near putting the
poker in her trunk.
"Mr. Austin was very kind to
me always," she said, hurriedly,
"but--but he never gave me any
reason to suppose-"
"Yes, yes," said Miss Sarah. I
understand. You're a good girl,
Lilly-and if you'll give me those
slippers, I'll sew on the black sat
in rosettes, while you finish pack
It was late when she kissed Lit
tie Lilly good-night, and trudged
home through the snow-but as
she battled her way through dusk
and wind she still muttered reso
lutely to herself:
"She may say what she will-I
shall maintain to my dying day
that Charles Austin, after all his
attentions, ought to have come
forward like a man and married
her now !"
It was something like a month
subsequently to the scene above
sketched when Mr. Charles Austin
sat in Herbert Ellyot's library
contentedly sharing with the last
named gentleman the luxuries of
a cigar, a grate fire and a tete-+
"Woell, Ellyot," said he, after
one or two topics of conversation
had been exhausted, "and how
goes on your wife's new gover
"As gOd as gold and as true as
addressed. "She's worth a score
of city belles, with all the stars of
Newport and Saratoga thrown in,
Austin ; and if you don't marry
her, I'll call you out-pistols at
ten paces, and no compromise !"
"You needn't give you"self that
unnecessary trouble," answered
Austin, "I am going to marry
"And why in the deuce haven't
you done it sooner ?" demanded
"I wanted to try her-to prove
the solid worth and resources of
"And are you satisfied now ?"
"I am. satisfied. She has been
weighed in the balance and not
found wanting. I mean to ask
her to marry me to-morrow !"
"I am glad of it from the bottom
of my beart. I know you, Charley
Austin, but the world does not.
Do you know wbat Mrs. Grundy
has been saying about you ?"
"That you deserted Little Lily
because her aunt's fortune was
dissipated in those South Ameri
can mining schemes."
Austin colored a little.
"Let the world talk," he said
ignpetuously, "what care I for its
idle bussz? Up to this time I have
been unable to support a wife as
one like Little Lily ought to be
supported. To-day I1 received the
appointment to travel in India for
the hia of Mallington & Melling
too. If she will gowith me-"
Bllyot leaned for ward to shake
hands with his friend.
"You have my best wiishes, Char
Jey," he said earnestly, " and if
you win her, you will win a jewel
-- of the very brightest water !"
As Charles Austin walked home
w--a through the darkness of the
stormy February night, musing
on the newer and brighter life in i
store for him, the Fate which lies
in wait for as when we least ex- C
pect it, was biding its time, stern
and inexorable. Just as his fancy I
was picturing a fire-lit hearth, g
with Little Lilly's dovelike eyes I
shining beside it, his foot slipped e
on an ice-glazed curbstone and he I
fell with his whole might on one 1
unlucky ankle bone. There was
one instant of sharp intolerable 1 8
pain-one thrill as if nerve was e
telegraphing to nerve through his g
whole body-and then he fainted t
on the pavement. I
When he returned once more to
something like consciousness, he a
was lying on the Rofa in his own N
bachelor parlor at the St. Bread- E
albane Hotel, his ankle bandaged, s
his brows wrapped in iced cloths I
and a sickly smell of drugs perme
ating thLe whole room. a
"What's the matter?" he cried c
out. 'Have I been sick?"
And the recollection returned r
to him. t
"Is there much damage done ?" I
"No." they told him; "he had
great reason to be thankful that
life was spared to him."
"Am I a cripple?" with a down
ward glance to where his throb-Ii
bing ankle was supported among
pillows, and the surgeon answer
"It will be months-perhaps
years before you will entirely re
cover the use of your hurt limb.
Nor can I promise it ever, as an
absolute certainty !"
A low groan broke from between
Charles Austin's parched lips.
The glittering castles in the air
that his fancy had so lately built
up-like a dream they melted
away. And first in all the bright
vanishing phantasmagoria's shone
the pure, peaceful face of Little
It was all over now-be must
teach himself to forget! The bit
ter, bitter lesson-to forget!
And then came on fever-and
long days when life hung as it
were, on a mere cobweb of chance,
and Death watched gaunt and
grissly, close at his side-and when
Charles Austin .waked out of the
listless fever-dream he was weak
as any babe. -
"Is it you, Ellyot?" he gasped
feebly when he had rallied strength
sufficient to speak. "I thought it
was a woman's face."
"You musn't talk, old fellow !"
said Heroert, approaching with
some medicinal draught. "Wo
man's face, of course it was a wo
man's face. Betty Briggs has
just been here washing up the
hearth and oilcloths." t
Austin frowned feebly. Betty I
Briggs indeed ? As if those deep, i
dreamy~eyes, that velvet touch be- t
~longed to Betty Briggs. But heC
was too weak to argue the matter,t
and so he swallowed his draught
and went feebly to aleep, still wan-t
dering vaguely what woman had I
sat by his bedside.
As the days went on he grew
stronger, until at length they al
lowed him to sit up amid big eush
ions in a capacious easy chair by a
"This is splendid, Ellyot," he
said, with out turning his head, as a
footstep sounded on the threshold,
"But I am very weak still, old fel
low. What made you stay so
There was no answer. He look-1
cd round-straight into the blue
limpid deeps of Little Lilly's eyes.
''Little Lilly !"
"Yes, Mr. Austin-Charlie-it
is I," she said laughing, and color- 1
ing as pink as a sweet-pea. "Now I
you musi' t take hold of my hands
-how can I talk ?"
"You don't talk through y-wr
finger ends Little Lilly ?" (For I
the poor invalid could jest still.) <
"No, but listen to me. I amt
not a governess now, Charlie. I1
am a rich heiress. The South 1
A merican mining shares h a ve I
proved a success. My aunt's in
vestment has quadrupled. Char-c
lie why do you look so sorry ?" t
His countenance had fallen. Het
had had many long hours for t
thought during his illness. He I
had made up his mind that witht
the money he had saved, not much, c
but still enough, he might still ask C
Little Lilly to grace the poor crip- I
pe's home. Surely it might be ~
better than the ill-paid drudgery
of a governess' life. But now
"Do I look sorry, Little Lilly ?
only because it widens the gulf
between us still more hopelessly.
His head dropped dejectedly on
his hand. Little Lilly came to
"Charles," she faltered, "I knowt
not how to say it, but-but-while a
you were ill, and I was here help
ing to nurse you-"r
"You here? then it was your j
"Yes, it was my face," she nod-C
ded. "At that time, when we I
thought that the valley of death
was already encompassing you,
Mr. Ellyot told me of what had 4
happened on the night of your ac
"Aye," be said moodily; "but
L is all past nOw.
"But why past? Have you
eased to love me ?"
"1 love you better than ever- 1
ut you are a rich heiress now, I 1
, miserable cripple. Oh, Little
illy, if I had been but a week-a
ay, a single hour sooner in plead.!
ng my cause-but I cannot ask
"Then I shall come unasked,"
aid Little Lilly, with slow delib
rateness. "Charles Austin, I am
ing to be your wife, becauee we
oth love each other. You will
Lot send me away from you ?"
His eyes filled with tears-the i
trong, noble magnanimity of a
vonan's love struck him with a <
ort of awe, and in the same in
tant his hand closed tightly over
"Stay, Little Lilly-stay always,
.nd be my little angel-my good
enius I" he entreated.
So ended Little Lilly's gover
ess days, and Charles Austin has
he sweetest wite that ever made 1
ome a Paradise.
Perhaps one of the best ascer
ained facts in medical experience
s the peculiar effect dyspepsia,
nd its numberless train of evils,
as upon the human system in
endering the melancholy and
low. The food we eat and the
iquids we drink cannot be too
arefully chosen nor too tempera
ely made use of, and, therefore,
tatisticians have divided the races
if the earth into classes according
o their leading articles of food and
rink. Acquainted with 'bat fact
he philosopher of the Tribune in
recent article, subsoil like, goes
Leep into the cuisine ofthe Texans
nd takes them to task, "for fry
ng and stewing beefsteak in hog's
rease." What more prolific source
>f turbulence and disorder, of de
noralization, and disorganization !
:n vain one remembers the "hog
nd hominy" of oir newly fledged
:tizens and that the Tribune has
iver mnifested to that race a
nost partial treatment.
The New Orleans Times, defends
reeley for thus going back on
he Texans and adds the following
meedote, showing that tho mor.
al quarrel which lasted between
[homas Jefferson and Patrick
lenry, originated in an incom
>atability similar to which has re
:ently alienated the affections of
reeley from Texas.
Says the Times: "Mr. Jefferson
iaving invited Gov. Henry to
line at one of his artistic feasts,
he chef d'euvre of his celebrated.
rench cook, he was mortified to
ind that the Governor declined
o partake of each and every one
f the elegant and elaborate crea
ions of the accomplished French
nan's art. At last having run
brough the carte, the President
egged that Gov. Henry would
ay what he would have. "I
'ill thank you, sir, for some bacon
nd greens," was the eager reply.
dr. Jefferson could hardly restrain
s surprise at so novel a demand,
mnd begged that the Governor
vould excuse him on gccount of
us long absence from Virginia,
'r forgetting that there was such
dish still in demand among civ
lized people,as "bacon and greens."
(r. Henry never forgot the re
>roof, and when he returned to
~Tirginia he denounced Mr. Jeffer..
on "as a traitor to his nateral
ittals." On the other hand, Mr.
efferson left on record his opin
on of Patrick Henry, "as a man of
ow tastes and vulgar associations."
A resident in the Rae St. Apol
ne, in Paris, who 1'ft his resi
lence and Paris in dismay upon
e 18th of March, the day upon
hich the attempt was made to
emove the cannon from the revo- i
utionists of Montmartre, left some1
hrewd directions in a letter ad- 1
ressed to his portiere, explaining
o her how she should act, so as
o preserve his property, in cer
am contingencies. He told her i
hat in the dining-room, upon a I
able, she would find three loaves<
f bread, marked 1, 2 and 3. In<
ase the mob should come near
s house and make a barricade,
he was to open the loaf marked I
. In it she would find a red flag, I
vhich she was to bang from the <
alcony. If the barricade should i
e taken by thegovernment troops,
uaf No. 2 would furnish the tri
olor, or national flag, which was
o be used in the same manner,
he first flag having been removed; 1
f the Prussians should interfere,:
e portress was to bide flags 1 4
,d 2, and take from loaf 3 a Prus
ian flag and suspend it in like
nanner from the balcony. The:
ortress was also instructed to 1
ornish wine and wood from the
llars to any soldiers who might
ie in the neighborhood
Braxton Bragg, Jr., nephew of1
ineral Bragg, shot and killed 1
statistics of American Jour
The American NewspaperDiree
ory for 1871,just issued by Messrs.
Xeo. P. Rowell & Co., proprietors
)f the American Advertising
kgency of New York City, con
ains. certain tables of statis.ics
vh1ch have been compiled with
are, and can be relied upon as
ubstantially correct. They cover
field of research which no sta
tistician has before touched upon,
md furnish food for reflection and
Pronderment. The following are
few of the many facts which a
tudy of these tables reveal:
The whole number of periodi
'als issued in the United States is
i,983, with 73 to be added for the
Cerritories, and 353 are printed
n the Dominion of Canada, and
9 in the British Colonies, mak
ng a grand total of 6,438, of which
37 are daily, 118 tri-weekly, 129
emi-weekly, 4,642 weekly. 21 bi
veekly, 100 semi monthly, 715
nonthly, 14 bi-monthly, and 62 1
tre issued quarterly. New York
ias the larzest number of publi
ations, 894. of which 371 are
>rinted in New York City, and
ievada has the smallest number
ssued in any State-only 15.-'
.evada has more daily than week
y papers, and is unique in this
-espect, every other State having
'rom three to twelve times as
nany weeklies as dailies. Tri
veekly papers are more common
n the South than semi-weeklies,
vhile in the Northern States the
'acts are reversed.
The largest nnnber of daily pa
>ert published in any State is 89,
n New York. Pennsylvania is
;econd, with 61. Next comes'U1
nois, with 38, and California has
4, being the fourth on the list.
Delaware and Florida have each
[ daily paper. Kansas has as
ulany as Vermont, West Virginia,
Aississippi and Arkansas com
)ined. Nebraska and Nevada
iave each more dailies than either
)regon, Rhode Island, South Car
)ina, Vermont, West Virginia,
Of the 73 publications issued
-egularly in the Territories 13
tre daily and 50 weekly, 3 tri
veekly, 4 semi-weekly, 1 appears
nonthl, I semi-monthly, and 1
The papers of New York State
3ave the largest circulation, aver
tging 7,411 each issue. Massa
:husetts is second, with 5,709 av
rage: then comes tho District of
_olumbia with 4,323. Nevada
ias the smallest average circula
.ion, only 516, while Florid. ar
wrages 616, Arkaisas 650, Texas
01. and Mississippi 753. The
verage circulation of all daily
apers published is 2,717, of the
ecklies 1,598, and of the month
its 4,081. The average edition
>f all the papers printed is 1,842,
*hich, multiplied by S,438, the
ntire number of publications.
ives 11.858,796 as the number of
~opies in which an advertisement
would appear if inserted once in
ill. The same advertisement, if
:ontinued one year, would he
yinted the enormous number of
,499 922,219 times. T he tot al
umber of publications printed in
n entire year in North Carolina
ill supply only four copies to
~ach inhabitant, equivalent to
ne paper to every soul once in
~hree months. Mississippi, Flor
da and Arkansas do but little set
er, furnishing a copies per year.
.labama, Minnesota, South Caro
ina, Texas and West Virginia all
rint less than enough to give
~ach inhabitant a paper once in
ve weeks, while California gives
12 copies per year, exceeding every
ther State except New York,
which prints 113 copies per year
or every soul within its borders.
is New York papers circulate
>very where, while those of Cali
brnia do not go very much out of
be State, it is evident that the
>apers issued there have a better
ocal support than in any other
state of the American Union.
In the District of Columbia we
nd that one newspaper is pub
ished for every three square miles
>f territory. Massachusetts has
me to 30 s~quare miles, and Rhode
eland one to 50; then comes New
cork with one to 57 ; Connecticut
as one to 60, New Jersey one to
13, Texas one to 2.345, Florida
me to 2,693; while in the Terri
,ories one newspaper spreads its
irelation over no less than 14,
E65 square miles.
There are 548 papers in the
Jnited States which print more
han 5,000 copies each issue, and
[ which print more than 100,
00. T he New York Weekly has
he largest circulation given ;
mong the plitical mediums the
~ew York Veekly Tribune takes
he lead, and among the agrieul
ural weeklies .foore's Rural New
Yorker stands frrst. The New
Eork Independent is the largest
aper and has the largest circula
ion of any religious paper. Near
y 1,000 papers-are printed on the
ixiliary plan-4hat is, on sheets
cago and other centers, with one
side already printed. This nui
ber has more than doubled within .
one year. More than 1,000 new
newspapers have been established
since the first of March, 1870, and
the numberof new ones announced ]
since :anuary 1st, 1871, has ave
raged nearly four per day. The
number of suspensions is about
one-fourth as large as that of the
new issues announced. Messrs.
Geo. P. Rowell & Co. assert that
the number of newspapers issued
has fully doubled within sixyears.
In looking over the publications
devoted to specialties, (or class
publications,) we find the religious
largely predominate over any oth
er class, which shows the interest
the public press takes in the mor
al and religious welfare of the
country. There are in the Uni-1
ted States 283 publications advo- I
cating evangelical or sectarian I
ideas, with 22 in the Dominion of
Canada, with none either ia the
territories or colonies. Of this
number New York City has 44,
Philadelphia 23, Boston 21, while
Florida, Kansas, Nevada and New
Jersey are entirely unrepresented.
The farmers, horticulturists and
stock raisers have their interests i
represented by an agricultural ]
press numbering no less than 106 1
publications, many of which are 1
gotten up at great expense, andl
are very extensively circulated.
The medical profession enlight
ens its members through the col
umus of 72 publications, of which
5 are weeklies, 50 montblies, 3
semi-monthlies, 3 bi-mouthlies, I
and 11 quarterlies. I
Nearly, if not all, the schools of
medicine have their representa
tive organ,which circulates among
its admirers and is criticised se
verely by its cotemporarics,whose
views differ from it about the
"healing of the nations," while
there are a number that furnish
intelligence of interest to ail med
ical men, as well as the gencral
reader, without -taking sides for
or against any particular school
Most of the colleges and many
of the State Boards of Education
have their representative organ,
bc;ides several publications that
treat educational matter8 ia a
general way. Of this class we
have 84 in the United States and
6 in the Dominion of Canada.
They are mostly monthlies, with
an occasional weekly, bi-weekly
The large cities have their com
mercial papers which are nearly
all issued weekly.
Insurance is discussed through
the medium of 19 special publica
tions, 12 of which are issued
monthly, and a number of them
being noted for their superior ty
pographical appearance. 1
Freemasonry, temperance, odd. I
fellowship, music, mechanics,.law,
sporting, real estate, and woman's
suffrage, have each their repre
sentative organs, many of which
are edited with ability and have
extensive circulations, and net
large incomes to their enterpris
The list of class publicstions is
increasing rapidly of late, its i'aiio
of increase being greater than
that of the entire press of the
country taken together, owing,
probably, to the fact that the in-1
crease of wealth and population
of the country make it possible
and profitable to publish class pa
pers where, but a very few years
back, they could not have been
The number of papers published.
in other than the English lan-1
guage is growing rapidly, owing
to the immense immigration irom1
foreign countries, especially Ger
many, France, Scandinavia and
The pnblications printed in the1
German language in the United:
States number 341, and the Do
minion of Canada 5, and are over1
three times as many as the sumi
of all the other publications in
foreign languages combined.
The publications in the French
language are confined principally
to Louisiana and the Province of
Quebec, where the language is in <
The Scandinavian publications
number 18, and are confined en-i
tirely to the West and Northwest,
(withb a single exception, that of a
daily, semi-weekly and weekly in<
New York City), the immigrants
from Denmark, Norway and 8we
den having principally settled
here. Many of the thriving West
erm towns have been almost en
tirely built up by these industri-1
ous and frugal people, who use
their native tongue universally,1
and frequently never learn the
In the Spanish language there
are but 7, Hollandish 6, Italian 4,
Welsh 3, Bohemian 2, Portuguese
1, Cherokee 1, none of whieb
have a very wide circulaion or
ifuence, owing to the reason
that the population speaking thesei
languages is comparatively limited1
and widely scattered.
WASHINGTON, July 8.
The long expected pardon for
Bowen having been received to
iay, the bigamist has been re
eased. The document reads as
Ulysses S. Grant, President of the
To all whom it may concern, these
presents shall come greeting:
WHEREAS, On the 13th day of
Vune, 1871, in the Supreme Court
>f the district of Columbia, ho;d
ng a criminal term, one C. C.
Bowen was convicted of bigamy,
tnd sentenced to be imprisoned
or two years and to pay two hun
red and forty dollars' flne; and
whereas, it is represented that
ie was innocent of any violationI
he law; that he acted in good
aith, believing his former wife to
>e dead; and it appears that he
-endered good service to thecause
)f the Union during the rebellion
ind since its termination, and has
!ndeavored to lead an honest ar *
ipright life, and for these reasonsI
,leven of the jurors who found
he verdict against him, and many
)ther citizens of the highest con.
ideration and weight urge his
>ardon, and United States Attor
ey Fisher would be gratified by
he exercise of Executive clem
Now, therefore, be it knownI
hat I. U. S. Grant, President of
he United States of America, in
onsideration of the premises and
livers other good and sufficient
-easons me thereunto moving,
lo hereby grant to the said
'. C. Bowen a full and uncondi
In testimony whereof I have
)creunto sign;J my name and
aused the seal of the United
tates to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washing
on, this the first day of July, A.
D. 1871, and of the Independence
>f the United States the ninety
ifth. U. S. GRANT.
Judge R. B. Carpenter, of Char
eston, was five hours to-day be
ure the Ku-Klux committee. He
estified that there had been Ku
Klux outrages in various parts of
he State; not, Lowever, organ
zing from hostility to the Federal
iovernment, but the natural out
)reak of -man who had no redress
bhrough the forms and adminis
ration of law. The government
)f the State is defective in capacity
n all its departments and venal;
ad increased the debt $11.000,000
vithout constructing a mile of
-ailroad, a foot of canal or school
iouse. Wbi a candidate for
overnor last year he visited every
younty in the State but one. and
ever heard a mai utter a word
tgaintt the Vederal Governmebt;
,he op;oaition was to the corrupt
-nal-administration of the State
overnmnent. Members of the
oyal League committed outrages,
mech as murders, burning gin
-ouses, &c., before there were Ku
Kux organizations. The people
submitt6d quietly for two years
mtil they found they had no re
Iress throngh elections or forms
f law. The Ku-Klux is composed
>f men of high respectability, or
raized for redress and protection.
arpenter, however, did not en
lorse the* organization. Carpen
er testified that the collection of
9,00,000 of tax, levied. this year,
vil bankrupt one third of the
tate. The general condition of
ffairs in the State is bad.
WiLtIrsoTox, N. C., July 11.
. fearfuil butchery was perpetra
ed in Robeson County, yesterday
fternoon, by Henry Berry Low
- and his band of negro outlaws.
. Sheriff's posse having in charge
Dowry's wife and several others,
.vbo had been aiding and abetting
he outlaws, was ambuscated, near
Bais' store, on the. Wilmington,
harlotte and Rutherfor~d Rail
oad. T be following of the Sher
ff's posse were killed and wound
d : Killed -Hector McMillan,
trbibald Brown and Hector Mc
eill ; wounded-Di. McCormick,
Berry Barnes and James Lowry
-the latter a colored man and
~osin of the outlaw Lou ry, but
~o-operating with the Sheriffs
osse. The fight resolved itself
nto a regular battle, which lasted
ometime. The Sheriff's posse
ought well, even following the
>tlaws into the recesses of the
swamp, but it is not certainly
town that any of the outlaws
were killed. Lowry, the leader
>f the outlaws, and Capt. F. M.
WisIart, had a regular duel on
he railroad track,~each loading
nd firing deliberately five or six
imes, but neither was wounded.
he whole County of Bobeson is
it last fhlly aroused, and it is be
eved a campaign will be inauga
ted that will result i the ex
Germination of the outlaws. A
>ommittee of citizens of Robeson
Souty came to this city to so-.
are armsi and ammunition. Every
Dermber of the Lowry b>and is a
The census of Paris is to be
Advice on Bathing.
As the season is already inan
gurated for ses bathing, the follow.
ing advice from the pen of Max
Adelter will be found interesting
to our readets.
Persons who visit the seashore
this summer will enjoy themselves
a great deal more if they will heed
the following suggestions to bath.
ers : If you get too far away from
the sbotle and find yourself sinking,
it will be prudent to writeoff your
last words on a piece of paper, and
then tie the document to a stone
and throw it ashore. This was
Benjamin Franklin's habit every
time he was drowned-and look
what a great man he got to be !
Unless you are staying at a very
tashionable hotel, it will not be
necessary to enter the water at
tired in a dress coat and white
kids; and if you are not very
anxious about staying in a certain
length of time, do not take your
watch in with you. Persons liable
to take cold from damp feet will
and gum shoes serviceable during
the bath; and if the ocean is as das
ty aF it is sometimes in tho theatre.
a linen duster will be nice to have
long to protect your suit. If you
ire a small man, never try to bathe
a fat woman who weighs more
than three hundred pounds. There
is a popular impression that such
beings float ; but we kiew one
who was knocked over on a man
by the breakers with such force
that lie was mashed out so fiat
that lie could be slipped under a
losed door witotit scraping. If
there are any indications of a
frez-bet in the ocean, it will be bet.
ter not to go in at all; but under
no circumstances try to produce
low tide by sucking up the water
with a syringe. The hotel-keepers
do not like it. Never bathe whiie yon
are at dinner; but it will be well if
you intend to try swimming over
to Europe, to take a little lunch
along in a hermetically sealed sar
dine box. This is recomniended
by the faculty, and they alway@
do it themselves when they make
the trip. If the water is very
cold, the wisestplan is to dressyour
self very warmly ; but if you get
hieated never throw off your ba.
tning clothes suddenly especially
if there are ladies in the vicinity.
Persons have been arrested for
this at Atlantic City; eten when
there was nobody about but a
dilapidated old maid two milek
distant with a spyglass. It will
be prudent to take a bar of soap in
to bathe with you, so that it the
undertow carries you out you can
wash yourself ashore. While the
breakers are dashing you about,
be careful not to butt your head
in the stomach of the same man
more than four times. Careless
ness of this kin] on the part of the
Plantagenet family was reinoteJy
the cause of the E~nglish War of
Roses. Diving for- the Atlantic
cable, so as to read the dispatche,
is strictly forbidden at all the
watering places. If a crab seizes
yon by the too, do not scream and
give a shock to the sensitive
nerves of the animal, for some
member of the Woman's Branch
of the Society for the Prevention
o~f Cruelty to Animals may be near.
and you will be ifntnediately ar
rested. If any part of your cloth
ing becomes detac.aed, it will be well
enough to wa'le ont until assit
ance arrives, A t a mile or t wo
Prom the shore, yon will find the
water quite deep enough to hide
A physican in the Grand Arn's
Journal tells this ghastly joke :-I
remember one day in making my
bospital rounds, a patient, just ar
rived, presented me an amzpntated
Forearm, and in doing so could
rearcely refrain from a broad
augh; the titter was constantly
an his face. "W hat is the matter ?
I'his does not strike rme as a sub
ect of laughter." '.It does not,
loetor, but excuse me. I lost my
arm in so funny a way that I still
iaugh when 1 look at it. Our first
iergeant wanted shaving badly,
and got me to attend to it, as I
a corporal. We wvent together
in front of his tent; I had lathered
bim3, took him by the nose, and
was applying the razor when a
sannon ball camne, and that was
the last I saw of either his head or
my arm. Excuse me, doctor for
laugbing as I do, but I'll be espe.
rially blasted if I ever saw such a
Edinburgh has a breach of pro
mise ease. The defendant is a
tanner, who 'was so overjoyed at
the prospect of getting married
that got drunk and forgot his
wedding day. Hence a broken
bearted suit for $2500 damages.
The young lady who was 'car.
ried away with her feelings,'eamue
back with her unfeeling father,
feeling lost ; but the maiden lady
who couldn't express her feelings
"Marriage,"~saiti an unfortunate
husband, "is the church yard of
love." "And yon men," replied
Young America at the WheeL
A well known clergyman ut
crossing Lake Erie some gertw
ago upcn one of the takeesteawers;
and seeing a small lad at the wheQ.
steering the vessel, acCosted himk
"My son, you apper .0 be a
small boy to steer ev large a
"Yes, sir." was the replr. '*bfft,
you see I can do it though."
"Do you think you understand
your bnsiness, my son?"
"Yes, sir, I 4hink I do."
"Can you box the compass?"
The bov did as he was re
quested, when the minister said
"CWell really, you ego do it i
Can vou box it backward 7"
"Let me bear you."
The boy did again as reqe4'
ed. when the minister remarked:
"I declare, my son! Yon do
seem to understand your btsi
The boy thcn took his turn et
question asking, beginning:
"Pray, sir, what might be yovir
"I am a minister of the GoBs
"Do yot ut,dcstand rour WSIZ
I think I do, my son."
"Can you say tbe liord's Vsf
The el-gyrnern did it, epftfig'
the words in a very fervent mat
ner. as though trying to make bt,
impression on the lad.
'-Well reallv," said the boy aes
its conclusion, "you do knew !tL
don't you? now say it bgek
"Oh, I ean't do such a thing aT
i that. Of course-"
"You can't do it, ch ?" retWne1
the boy. -Well, then, you se-e
that I understand my busfuess:A*
great deal better than you de*
Color of Horses.
A writer in the Country Ge-*&
man says : The dark cheeftbi
and the dark brown so farz. Of
experience goes, they. Bod tWu
blood bay, are more exemp;.fp1
disease than a y
we except the dun, oras itm or
roneously called the crear, whiab
is much objected to. Dappled or
dark grays are subjiet to the in
gas excrescence, coMmonly caHe&
warts.-Black horses are %cordiugr
to my experience, more sabject to
affection of the eyes than any"
othei color; also in fiet they are,
as a rule, faulty, and though pre.
ty, are not of a vigord, tagged
constitution. What ho'rseman doe
not, or his own experience,-know'
what the diff.rent shades of sorrel
at'e inubject to ? They are, as a
rule, the most skitti's.- Who,.
among experrehced;- good horse
men, does not know thatof allthe'
balky horses be has known, at
eatmore than half were light
sorrels. For intelligenea, general
Iusefulness, for beazuty and- for all
purposes for whi."h the horse may
be 'required, the al.io've three cot
ors, (dark chesnut, dark brown
and bay,') will fill the bi?l Letnn
person for a montien't nde~rstand
ine to affirm that theie' atre n'
good. yea, very goord bryes, of alt
and every shade of dotf btl do
wish to be understood to meau
this-in breeding, bte'ed always
from the best, for it cosis no- more
in any sense. The white her's. is
usually of good eonstitutioU anid
docile ; the spot'ed bdrse' is tery
hardy, but by most peison much
objecd to, orn aceaut of color
only. A s t o size, black.horses are
perhaps the largest afl over the
world, excepting o'nr American
Black Haw'c: chemint. brown and
bay~s are among the la1-get i some
grays are large; but 26t asa rule,
LANDED WEAsLTE OF -TrUNITED'
SrATns.-Records In the General
Land Office show that the United
States is the greatest land owner
fin the world, being.psseede(
1,633.742.562 acres of.land, not In
eluding Alaska. East of the-Eis'
sissippi there are about O0,tK06,00
'acres of public lands trat yet dis.
]posed of. cbieny in Wisebasiun ;and
west o1 the Misisisipjpi there are
973,472,563 acres, distribted M
follows : Iowa,.Misso*i and Ar
kansas, I6,000,000O; Ditota abd
Wyoming, 145,25,286 ; Monasa
86,904,605 ; Knna; 4148,075;
Nebraska, S2,523,6$' ; Colorsdbi
and Idaho, 117,800,U00;New Met
ico and Utah, 234,4,000; K.
vada and Arizons. 1960,00.;
Minnesota, 36,776,170 ; Californis,
Oregon and Washingtont, 20?.
000,000; Indian tritory, 4,154f
A man and his wife stoppid at
a Kookukl hotel, where medfah
bails were a legal tenden' .J0(
I >roke up one, tast~ed of its a
th s addressed his partner i ".M -
tilda. don't ea.t them doituha
something has crawle L&'