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Oh, my Father!
Pure and holy, all thine own,
May each cbanging moment find me
At thr footstool,
\ear thy throne !
Oh, my Saviir!
With thy precious love divine,
May no edrthly idol lure me
From that sacred
Cross of thine,
By thy gentle cords of love,
Guide me, guard me, safely lead me
To my heavenly
The Best Wife in the World.
"The best little wife in the
world!" said Herbert Ainscourt.
'Of course-I dare say," re
sponded Mr. Porteross. " But
what's your exact idea of the best
wife in tbe world! Jones says
he's got the best wife in the world,
because she keeps his stockings
darned, takes him to church three
times of a Sunday, and never lets
him have an idea of his own. Jen
kins says he's got the same iden
tical article, but Jenkins' wife
keeps all the money, draws his
salary for him, and makes him
live in the kitchen because the
parlor is too good for the family
"Oh ! but Daisy isn't a bit ogre
ih-a little submn issive, soft-voiced
thing that hasn't an idea except
,hat is reflected frm me. I tell
you what, old fellow, I'm the mas
ter of my own house ; I come
when I please, and go when I
please, Daisy never ventures on a
word of reproach."
"Thon, youi ought to be ashamed
of yourself, larking around at the
clubs as you do, dissipated bachel
"Ashamed ! what of ?"
-Wy I uppose you owe some
duties to your- wife ?"
"Where's the harm? My wife
"Probably you think so because
she is quiet and subiaissivc ; but
it she were to object-"
"Object ! I'd like to hear her
"Now look here. Ainseourt. yotur
V wife may be a model wife, but you
certainly are not a model husb)and.
People are beginning to talk about
the way you neglect that pretty
little blue-eyed girl."
"I'll thank people to mind their
own business. Neglect her indeed !
Why, man, I love her as I1 love
my own soul."
"Then, why don't you treat her
as if you did ?"
"O'h, come, Portcross, that ques
tion just shows what regular old
bachelor you are. It won't do to
make too much of your wife un
less you want to spoil her."
Mr. Porteross shook his head.
"That sounds selfish. I don't
like the ring of that metal."
And he went away, leaving Mr.
Ainscourt to finish the game of'
billiards at leisure.
"W hat a regular old fuss-bud get
Portcross is"' laughed the latter.
"Always poking his nose into
somebody else's business. There's
one comfort-I never pay any at
ten tion to what he says."
Meanwhile Mrs. Ainscourt was
sitting alone in her drawing room,
her two little white hands tightly
locked in one another, and her fair
head slightly drooping-a delicate
lttle sple-bh,ssom of a woman.
.ith blue, wistft! eyes and curly
flaxen hair, looking more like a
grown-up child than a wife of
"0 dear !" sighed Daisy. "It is
so dull here. I wish Herbert
would come home. He never
spends any time with me now-a.
days. and I practice all his faivorite
songs, and read the newspapers,
so) 1 can talk about the things he's
interested in ,and try so hard to
be entertaining. It's very strange."
And then her oval face br-ight
ened into sudden brilliance, and
the sparkles stole into ber eyes,
for the quick ear had detected her
husband's footstep on the stairs.
Trhe next moment he came in.
"Well, pet, how are you ?" with
a playful pinch of her cheek.
There are sonme bon-bons for you.
Where are my light gloves ?"
"0 Herbert you are not going
away again ?"
"I1 must, Daisy. There are a
lot of fellows going to drive to
High Bridge, and I'm one of the
party. You can go over to my
mother's for~ dinner, or send for
one of your friends or someth'ing.
There, good-bye puss, I'm in a
deuce of a hurry."
And wit h one careless kiss press
ed on the quivering damask rose
of a mouth that was lifted up to
him, he was gone.
Daisy Ainscourt neither wvent
to her mother-in-law, nor sent for
oeof her girl-friends. She spent
the eveninir all ak-ne, ponriden!
on the shadow which was fas
"What shll I do ?"' thought IhI
little limjid. Shinkingo wife. -..;h
what shall I do?"
But, child as she was. Daisy ha(
a stronz resolute woman's hear
within her, nor was she long
coming to a decision.
"Daisv " said her husband t<
her next day, "you haven't ani
objections to my attending th
Orion Bal Maasque ?"
"Are masked balls nice places
."0 yes, everybody goes; only
thought i'd pay you the conp[
merit of asking whether you dis
approved or not."
"Can I go with you?"
"Well-ahem-not very well
this time, Daisy. You see, Mrs
Fenchurch really hin ted so strong
ly for me to take her, that
couldn't help it."
"Very weli," assented Daisy
meekly, and Herbert repeate(
within himself the paean of prais<
he had chanted in Mr. Porteross
ears: "The best little wife in th<
But, notwithstanding all this
Mr. Ainscourt was not exactl3
pleuased, when, at the self-sam'
Bal Masque, during the gay perioL
of unmasking, he saw his wife'i
innocent face crowning the pic
turesque costume of a Bavariar
"Hallo ?" he ejaculated rat hei
graciously, "you here !"
"Yes, lisped Daisy, with a girl
ish smile. "You said everybody
went! And oh, Herbert, isn't il
Mr. Ainscourt said nothing more
but Mrs. Fenehureb found him t
very stupid companion for the re
nainder of the evening.
He was late at dinner the nex1
day; but late as lie was, lie fourn
himself more punclual than hi:
wife, and the solitary meal wa
half over before Mrs. Daisy trippec
in, her eashmere shawl trailinj
over her shoulders, and her dini
pled cheeks all pink with the fresA
"Am I behind time ? I am st
sorry ! But we have been drivin,
in the park and-"
"We! Who are we?" growlec
"Why, Colonel Adair and I
the Colonel Adair that you go on1
with so facb."
"Now, look here, Daisy !' ejau
lated Mr. Ainscourt, rising fr'n
the table and pushing back hih
chair. "Adair isn't exactly thk
man I want you to drive with !"
"But you go every where wiLl
"I dare say-but you and I ar(
two different persons."
".Now,dear Ieirbert," interpose
Daisy, willfully misunderstandin
him, "youi know I never was a bi
prud, and the associates that ar"
ood enough for my husband art
ood enough for me. Let me giv<
you a few more oysters.
Ainsco)urt looked sharply at hi:
wife. Was she really in earnest
or was there a mocking undercur
re'nt of satire in her tone? Bu
b e could not decide, so artless wa:
I'll talk to her about it some
time, was his internal decision.
"Daisy," he said. carelessly
when dinner wvas over, "I've ask
ed old Mrs. Barbary to come ant
spend the day with you to-mor
"Ob, have you? I'm sorry, fol
I am engaged out to-morrow."
"You ! W here ?"
"Oh, at Delmonico's. I've join
y a Woman's .Rights Club, an'
we methere to organize."
"The d e uee take woman'
rights !" ejaculated the irate hius
"Of course I don't believei
them, it's the fashion to belong t<
a club, and such a nice place to g<
Ito of evenings. I am drill heri
"I beg you will give up this ri
diclous idea. What do womec
want of clubs ?"
"What men do I suppose."
"But I don't approve of it a
" You belong to three clubs, Hier
"TChat's altogether a differen
"But why is it different ?"
"Hem. wvhy ? because-of cours<
anybody can see why-it'e sell
"I must be very blind," sai<
Mrs. Ainsecurt, dem urely. "but.
confess I can't diseriminate the es
Herbert Ainscourt said no more
but he did not at all relish thi
chng~e that had lately come ove
he spirit of Daisy's dream.
She did] chnange somehow. Sh
went out driving, here, there, an<
everywhere. He never knew whe!
he was certain of a quiet everiin;
with her; she joined not only th
'club, but innumerable societies fo
a thousand and one purpose:
which took her away from bomn
almost continually. Mr. Ainseour
chafed against the bit, but it wa
useless. Daisy 'always had an ex
nnusa tn plead.
Presently her moher-ind-aw Wre
t don upon her an austere old ia
dy in black satin and a che:,tnut
Dhisy. y-Ou are. ma.,king my13 -on
Arm I ?" cried Dai:v. " r
t me, I hadI' t Zn idea i it! V it C
0he t- ) ;I '
'-Yo must ask himself." ai
the mo.0ther.in.Ila whoA- belie 1 ve
sensible old lwly-in yoNng mar
3 ried people sellling their own diTi
lenl- . --Al I know is the
So Daisy went liome to the
[ drawiig room, whICre IL-rbert h:y
- on the voa pretending to read,
but in reality brooding over him
What's the matter IHerbert?"
snid Doisv. kneeling on the fluor
bes.ide hiin Ptting her soft., cool
Shands on his fevered brow.
[ "The matter? Nothing muc
only I :iserabie, he saileny
But why ?" she persisted.
"B"eause you are so chanred
"How am I changed V'
'You are never at home you
have lost the domesticity which
was, in my eyes, y mr greatest
-charm. I never have you to my
self any more. Daisy, don't you
see how this is emibittering my
"Does it make you unhappy e"
she asked, softly.
"You know that it does, Daisy
"And do you suppose I liked it,
"What do you niean. ?' he ask
"I mean that I passed the first
year of my married lif e in just such
a lonesone way ; y,ou had no "do
iesticity." Clubs, drives, billiard
playing, and ebinampagne suppers
engrossed yunr whole time. I,
your wife, pined at home lo!e.
-But Why didint yOU tell i you
Were unihaPP ?"
";Because you wonil have laugh
ed at the idez and called it a* Wo
mauis whim. I rolved when -vc
were fiirst mUarritd, to fritter awVaY
neither timne nor breath in idle
acomplans I tcophin
"d ; I have sipnly followed Your
ex ai.ple. If i was not La plumd
one, whose fault was that ? Not
'No,Dai-y. noL yo,urs."
I don't like this kinilI of ij *
went on Daisy. -It is a SW e:
;iteont- l IMOlo diversh. bUt
I persist in it ' the samne re)?n.
I SUPIOe that you di
i ft was the fashion. Niw teil n.
Herbert, w hether you prefer a
Fashionable wife, or Dai-v ?"
"Daisy-a thousand imes Dai
'Bit Daisy can't get along with
1 theatre-going, lub-living hus
"Then Shle shall have a husband
who tinds hlis grea test happiness
at his own hearthistonie; who
wife is his dearest treasure ;who
has tr-ied the experience of surItee
Sanid finds it usatisfactory. D a%by.
,shall we begin our matrimtoia!
- eareer an ew ?"
SAnd Daisy's whisper-ed answver
Swas, "Yes." "But what must yo
have thought of' me all this time?"
- she asked him, after- a little while.
"I [know what I think noe."
."Aid what is that'?''
- "I thin k," said Mr-. Ainscurt
Swith emphasis, "that you areth
- best wife in the world."
Do not kiss a friend on the
Istreet. it is highly imroper,. and(
aggrravating to those who witness
-such interchange of swveetness.
jIf an accident occurs, treat it as
such, arid keep cool. No mnatter
if a cup of coffee is spilled into
-your lap andl your best dIress there
by spoiled, keep cool. Theni is
the time to show good breediing.
If a gent lemnan steps on your
jdr-ess-skirt, do not scowl and act
impatient. iIe is not the one at
faulto yur dress ought not to be
sweepngo under peop)le's feet.
A lady really ought to be the
one to apologize, if she sub-jects a
gentlemai n t.o the ungraceful moo
tion of stumnbling ov-er her skirts.
not to mention the risk he suffers
of I alliung anid breaking his bones.
Keep) cool wheni directing those
twho work for you, they are toe
truiest souires. for infjormnation conl
cernin your ebli caracter
A V. S. MAalnAan AT TfS CorCci oF
T F "iE Ih G..-- *" metu;lCi'ly circumsltance
inlC cieek ith te rcenit ut- of
hi le Mr. C pe':a i =:ig ~
t.:MarJ hahve ti'' (he thseof.t C. to'y
art'iO i him. li ' He nas not i tae away,
r! owev r, a the~u tme 'and 'tecod visit
wasd Ea.ieor a ior., i he
m eani~med ins C.nhannatied a wd the sai
i3t( Dea n cr ie d testee faih
A irlces s Jw.\c!
!.I . res: i n a r .,r..
r . n m "C b zzliu h- u
t han; a mw:'s Mud nil, with
in anothertiri oat rton; ut nh.
eincra%il amI unw ma.. i as large
a. geo;s thgs -there are a aeck
l:com, e:rr K,- S eaz znlidants
orn+-..:!ta o the hcad. eo.
Aaoaegd thoe s wlas a large
W~itaLirn wVith a dn iamon lLld Plwn
dan" Whi th h Ions 10-r,wss
AthIaHnie gaive to a lWixatinsky
'reat i'-t e: at h bapt6ni.
A rude iaeet o diannonds, very
ancienth atetra:nd .m aent.1tio
it is -e P r riian e n as the
soies are is nd 1.1d arlAished,
."'t ill betn "c'! d. Th,,rc is a
lace pendaint beveral pu it o.
A1ncut and tpolished jianolds
.ost whrarih th I ca ious mrea
ll ilt aIlso. :1 nui (luce firomi Gjem
g i.'' al ():. 1 "ca asi al l lcof1)1arl
Chiii-ian lavs, with a ritin
1rAathdhr aII'LIt hit was of iek
ude~ ' ra lat ;,O diamndis, r
full J"Irulrc' j:di. ck etc.,
boe"etI. atawl my1 a1:ttntion
tones! arrwetan_ up.sshd
A )t i beati ri . T.- h vis of
lnku and1 munled J iamounds,
iiCT t,1 Liwl'O2Li.~
mest harbore :,ci' ; uiu ra
Snt i) (ii. aI S, c liice fvo Ge r
ier. a ; SldpCa em r e oferiy
br- Ia dy, ith a~~ rkL~ue-en
n andi"v1h A jee1uode c .
u T .ni etc,
reat bouquetI. an thIL ste
wer miin~ort; xi Lrge U c auncLe
aa ha- bee thei Y*:1 fr.m tam
-~L IL h r~ et !inS
ab' bt ' - U. n:.V mul te mu-l
i10 fromc Ih instumet ; it .vas
nor. lik som OI.,utle electrie: finEId
(Coron iUma n Is.-SL'me( veryV
m~;usingi an cedoItes are reinta ed re
>e'.ti n mi sakes that D)al tonjins
A. 1o1use-painriter in .El in Iurogh
was obligecd to trust his wife fori
the ix:in of his c- olors ; bt once,
when she was absent. he was
>biged~2 topan a publ ieJbui ldingr.
work. B3v and by some onie caime
an anid asked why heC was >)ainting
the outside wall *'sky blue ?"
A p)hysic;in, D)r. K -, Cays
that f rom hol,vhIood lie has been uni
able to distingnishi red chierries
from the leaves on the tree, unless
he eould see thiri form, lie ho ugh t
rdl trousers inistead of brown, and
a red capLl inistead of a gzreen one.
MIany of the men who serve in
shops ~are foni partially color
blindi . and (on that account are
oblge to~2L go) to the mourning Cs.
Somne peolce can dist.ingiuisx co!
orV by daliht, and not by lamp
lighLt, and others just the conitra
ryv. On e ru geieman bougjht a ta
bie-(o-:rI(1 aL' green,x but unifor to
light thug ageale~ hand dull.
.3. n'P -.r w bLIh ii. Ie
CC. .- Vt ' R
"W i tet
A .a r et of
heb I :-av e ought : < i l.:i z:
.Oc-w:Viter.. A l :Y
.vI*. - [- m Ia- . I wo ;. tik
W : :.n1 sv r f h m a
o mut l %V Soonl the tra In
v inu-. bpase through before
o:1e can satisfy the cravings of ap
p tIe. After 1Ondieri I food1 1i
eni languages and wv:tng S0ono0
tim'-1e, a for1k will be placed befotre
you. You iave ipl,_, time to ex
am ine the f'k illitev-also to
ele: i.At the plroper time a
knif e is broght and you begin to
cieer up, Then the waiters as
sbc!mle in convention. hold several
pize deblates. anu disens5 Various
topics, social and political, after
which it may occur to them that
yonl have ordered food; if so, and
You understand the order, you
may 'ret it in the course of time.
Any traveller will endorse that de
scription. Sometimes it is even
worte than this. If one is regard.
JOSs of his reputation, the best way
is to act like tle SO-(CAlild nobility
-look fierce and make ail the
noise you can. We tried this plan
once and it worked well. As soon
as We saw the notel we stood up
in the (arriage and shouted at the
to!) of our. voiees: Food, rood, the
fauquet t prdepare' W hen we
reached te hotel we found the
wlhole establimein armi ready
to reccive is. They probably mis.
took us for 'queen duwa-gr-,.' or
tering. tie house we took each
wair t.Si-1e and told him confi
dentially that we were sufferinlg
i. r fomi-)r loud Oil a plate.
I oI 14)oked more fierce and m11iiade
m1Ore noie. ,..o SeIrVaut escatpeId us.
an;d tile JIanl was succs u. I
ra1her. prii1 nli' on this de
vice. Bv spetking to each one
conide tiair.von will obs'-rIVe
tlat we led him to think he was
the fLVOIred 10ne .nd WOUld receive
the tee. whe reas they were ali IVIe
:ns of mi- aed conidt-iee.
The Number Nine.
- Ihe mit a of a; 11n'1
b S. Ia a wmV i u,i, Cham I's
.s the fi-ll e n1li-e, hca e
I wo 'tb multiplivd awayt ()r -#t
i 0 i VoW. V hatever you do,
t srliie to tulI up tfalin as was
ih, bodV of ;ene A ram's victim
0 ):,.e reIaikLIe ro1rity of this
11t re sairi to have becil disCov
(re b Wai. Loren, who died in
i7 isth:a al thlrough! the imul
ti. iention tat!e the prin:lt of
ha you like and it gives the
-:ai redut. begin wiith twice
nin 18; add the djti;.is tog-ether.
:md' 1:unl 8 make 9. ThreeL timls
ine arue 27 : and 2 and 7 make 9.
'o 5goe on. lip to eleven timelis
nine, wvhiebi dives 99. Ver-y good;
add the iit.9ad9 are 18, and
8 and( 1 are 9.Going' oni to any
extent, it is impossiblec to gct rid
of ti h fiie ninel..Take at coup)le
of instances at random. Thiree
bandired and( thirty-niine 'imes P ine
are 3,051, add up the digit.s aiid
they give 9. Five thiousand and
seventy-one times nine are 45,639;
the sum of these digits is 27. and
2 and- 7 are 9. M. de Maivan
found out anlother queer thing
about this nmbeir, namely, that
if you iake an y row of figures, and
reversing' their order to make a
soubtiraction sumltr of it. the total is
sure to be 9.
Reverse digits 1.8S05
.3.276-18, and land 8ar-c9.
TYPrOrD FEvER.-In regardI to
the actual cost in money of the
neg'ligence exhibited in the pre
vention of typhoid fever- in Gireat
Br-itain, the Londoi Ti,nes~ makes
thle following curious calculation:
'-If we suIppose." it says, "that its
victims. tduringa ten years, were
p)ersons carmagl?.. Oil an aver-age,
onlIy cne pound weekly (85~). thlat
six week-s was tile average durla
tionI of eachl iness. that mach paf
tient wvas miaintainied by othieis
alt ani expenUse otf a poutnd a week
linttil deail:b or r-covery, andh that
ehn lojst lie wa V~s worthI one hu n -
dred })olindS to tlherncomiunity
350.we arive. by a Simple,
fo~u. mnill in, Iouri lndred thiou
Ian Ipoiiud steralig (t172.000,
00"). a tIlhbarrein cos.t 0in moier
of typihOlid lever for thlat bjrief pe
o F 7... .-rE iHM.
A wr.i. 1o cm hau in 'e i
"Tuch imjportance has been jtst
ly anieed to the subJect of tem
,r:us. th as re - Iets the
irdnnaofc Ibiren- and the, ed-11
i:' cin f iIII.n. :jnd the section
: in or i in t he ma ri
.sical :ri I: a tainCti ther jis
;:oit oi!" in oUr SyS
tin c i-n ,)a -shool oiuation'O.
al i vetions and hiabits of
(nildren who are weak !,i
y v onenl takepcoiously to
h,) -. .11n the eariy indi-ations of
me1a lent are often treated
XV th a !'orcing or hot-house cul
t ure. to the tte ruin ;I the bodi
Iv Conit:11ion :vhl hi1dre:n
who n:an)'. . X ' i'S!fel ru musLces
ar'p t i to th;.,:1;ei $ Or busi
nes purs::. C whi chl ag:avate theC
disrooCi)tn. betweeni nind a.d
body, and !roduce n adult with a
s.traong hay c nmbe:ile mind.
The proer aicta,t'on 'f the doe
trime of te-mperuments reverses
this (-stom. The feebler parts of
thu orgaiiim should be most as
siduously trained. A harmonious
or-aniation should alvays be aim
ed at in the rearing of children
ad edueat;on of youth. There
will always be unbalanced condi
tion)S enoug,i; and wben the child
has attained the vigorous develop
ment of full-rounded manhood or
womanhood, there will be time
enough to cultivate special talents.
In this manner only can genius
be placed on an enduring basis,
aid extraoridinarv original caiaci
ty be rendered safe to its possessor
aid moi;t useful to mankind.
In theselection of conjugal part
nt1S. Some authors advocate the
rfle of imi liarity, and others that
of diversity of temperaments ; and
it has been most absurdly pretend
ed by some writers on human tem
permaents. t hat two perffetly har
moniiois tenperaments are consti
tutionaliv incompatible, indeed.
"phIysio'roi(aily incestuous." The
teacehings of nature, however, as
initofested in the history of all
the races of mrlen, and as illustra
ted throuihout the whole animal
kigdilom, are not difficult to una
dstLand.-'jhe "I nue of Realt11.
1101W All SIN KEE7Ps THE DAY.
The San Fraisco Bulki says
it is theenstom:unon the Chinee
bri -Wrvanits to stilplato w !b
unr mpoyrsf,)r a 01tin
Sn:lv. on whichl dzi thev vi:,it
h coutmneni i'. in the Cin1ese
( aaIrer. t,lI ' .eI, tle n w s from
hoMIe. have their heads shaved. ,o
hru i With lheir Lenuflections
anid .ah-:n in js-houases. smoke
opiu!n. &ke.. siv of them closing
upn the day i's pierfo'rmn eS by gt
ting- ri I of their week's wvates in
t b. e Ce gamlbling;~-h'ouse-s.
wh- ae- thickly located2 along
Doot stre'.et T'he sidlewXalks
s warm w~ it h t:hese gregarious he
in,'- .hce Ia:' are it is to ht'ddl!e
infIl: on ihe surface and bur
row X i in ads beneath. Their dens
are hives of industry on week
riays. aind rooms reeking with
smok e on Sun ay s.
A. visitor who ventures inside
has to step over the prostrate bod
ies of ompium smokers, and feel his
wa thr ough clouds of smoke,
meanti me holdi ng. his nose againmst
a siekenin.g stench of fetid breath.
debayed fish-in short a conglo
meration of odors nowhere to be
found ontside of a cellar reeking
with the fumes of a crowd of Chi
niese. For the sake of the deleet
-able pleasure to be ftound in such
place, Joh'n frequ.ently refuses to
take izood situations in the r:oua
try ; like Bridget. he must be in
town, where he can at least once
a week see his -cousin.' The Chii
nese have hosts of relatives; un
eles and cousins-especially the
latter-are counted by the score.
They re'.ard as cousins those seve
rail removes further than a white
Iman es-er thinks it worth his while
to inrqui.re. These 'cousins' are
enCfei ally friends, all belonging to
the same comm iercial company,
and whenCi they meet on Sunday,
'the jaibbering is energetic beyond
descripction. All day, and late in
thle nig'ht, .John keeps uip his round
of vi-its amoing his cousins. bat
mnagices to be on hand Monday
morn 'i;in' readly to work. which he ti
gen'erailly performs cheerfully. and
Mr:\:(Gcr Til, r onTY TllulHD CoN
m:rss - T foty-xthcirdi Con-lgre.0i
not --e't un til the first .\mondav of De.
eemr. 187I" , uinles-. sooner calledt t'ze
thcer in e.r:cordina'rv se,si.' Ti. beim-'.
preion; prevails amongt. 'm IL rson1
that . ii th e t of .Januiary 22 187 re*
auig: new Congress to -s,emn" on
ch 1. iinmediately con the a j ourn
m tofits .1 pr.teeesors, i c i li f Co
: -e in p 12 ef the lis.VS p:merti at
the -i. iin of the~ f.,rtv-sc-cond Con
;:re--. T ta repea&i~g section is con tained
ina deli 'iency appropriation Act, and
thce enir sta:ute is~ weil worth exuain'.
a su masures~ that acre crowded inte
(one b' il rin the expiing hours of
V iin and Fiddle.
H::!11a century ago, or les-. the
iew Xlha! 'wtins Dr. Pond.iw it
. h g t -.l tf e ayo.
n11*1nyl Ok his con)u'*rgatiun:
e * he l he kept on the even
I his wZar. lie had a son
nnid Ench. ~who) .i.t an eari
Sm:a:i Ited a remi akable talent
Nrn.u- wi-h the fatheIr uher
ih.i o c-iitivated w.ith ei:ae.
In the iam viijae resided an an
tnu:e aiden la'iy. who. having
nares of her ow to occupy he <o
the and1 at tention. mn-gnaniimously:
I hersell to thlose of her
:eig.hbors, One nirning she <
(.led at the doctor's and requested I
see him. When he enteried the i
rom he-. she was seated. he I
per-cived it a tlance ha: sone- t
thing was amis. and before he had
inc to extend her the usuai .how
d've do ?" she added:
I think. Dr. Pond, that a man
of your age and profession might f
have had something better to do, <
when you were in New London, <
last week, than to buy Enoch a r
fiddle ; all the neople are ashamed i
that our minister should buy bin f
own son a fiddle! Oh ! dear, what t
is the world coming to, when iin
i ters will do such things!"
"Who tohl you I had a fiddle?" I
inquired the Doctor.
"Who told me ? Why, every- f
body says so, and some people t
have heard him l)lay on it as they I
passed the door. But ain't it true, C
1I bought Enoch a violin when
I went to New London." f
"A violin!" what's that ?" t
Did vou ever see one ?"
Enoehb !" said the Doctor, step
ping to the door, b"bring your vio- S
E7noch observed the command,
but no sooner had he entered with
his instruinent than the old wo
man exclained :
La! now, there, why, it is a
-Do not judge rashly." said the
Doetor. giving his son a wink
,wait till von hear it." t
TikAin, the hint, Enoch played I
0ld Hundrod. The lad wa, com- I
piletely mvstifiel ; it looked like a
.iddle. but who had ever heard
Hundred plzi* yed on a fiddle ?i
It (ould Imt be. So. rising to de- i
art..he excLaimd, 'I am so tlad t
I (-ane in to satisfy my-et La
1 ! jlst- think how%V Some people
11C-0m is MrmAN, MISS.
qTie.ton as to tint is the neining
popuir work in concirt. whech has
CnSe;i so much di,cus.sion among musi
01! vitics, is a hughear. Artists can re
p1t the most cas,i-al inorceaux until,
in Ly,teir audie:nces will be educate-d
uto the highest standard of art, and
the- mos~ intriC-ate themes will Decome as
p 'uara "Shoo Fly" r"ati
diik-. These introductory remarks
ae suggested by the eminevit success
whichi has ittended the nightly concerts
nf M;adauie Pussycatian mia and Signor
T'homnaso Catt, in this city. They are
accorpanied by an orchestra, but their
abser.ce is not fe!t. Their "Moonlight
doaa"Csharip minor, which opens the
conciert, cnnlot soon) be forgotten by
those who hear it. The initiative adagio
-o4tenuto, by the Mac~ame, is well calcu
~ated to touch every heart, and brings
diown the house in a shower of bootjacks
and empty bottles. She brings out every
light and shade, every nuance of expres.
sion, and is warmly responded to in a
rich barytone by Signor Thiomaso, whose
recitative "Sornata Appassionata in F Mi
no, in 34 time allegretto, especially
the expressive introductory presto agi
tato, i- sure to bring dotrn another show
er of complimentary missives. The
paws-the eloquent silence-which en
sues, is broken by Madame's tender ara,
"Eow, eow, voce, pshew," ending in a
cherzo of irregular measures, which
blends deligh tfully i' ith Signor Thomaso's
base obligato, and would wake Rip Van
Wxinkle himself. The concert of Saturday
it whih ' ill not he the last given
hv' these finished artists, closed with
Monsieur . isepuppv's fugue, in stac.cat
to style, and an old negro woman in the
gallery cried out "s'cat !" We rather
like it.-Meridian (Miss.) Gazette.
Tus DEATH or MR~s. GREELEY-The
teleg"raph announces the death of the
wife of the Hon. Horace Greeley, in
New York city on the 30th ult., of con-.
-.umption. Mrs. Greeley was a native >l
New York, where she became acquaint.
ed with Mr. Greeley while he was the
editor of the New Yorker, and boarding
at the Graham Hlouse in that city, at
*whic-h plaice she first met him. She
* nortly~ afterwards removed to Warren
ton, North Garolina, to teach school.
11er maiden name was Mary Y. Cheney.
II)ratce Gzreeley and Miss Cheney were
narried in Emanuel Church, Warrenton,
N..th C~arolina, on the 5th of .Juiv.
15b by the R.-v. Win. Nor wood, accord
Lig to the Episcopal form rXor some
m.nths Mrs. Greeley's health has bee
rd u ally dechiaing, and for a week
t -' her death ha- been hourly expected.
Sne has been in Madeira and~ Europe for
r-year past, attemputing to restore he r
h-alto, and returned within the Iast
taree months. Mis. Grecelev was
W 'nan: of intellectua cul e ture, and -
v >td her ihnei lar!.- to the acqismiin
A Boston pape-r says: "Tis an
ill wind that blows nobody any
gooid, and the horse disease now
pr-evalent will, at least, abate the:
fitty hack funeral nuisance for a
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A AN AsCIENT Tow. Dis
COV:--:.-- iTc Portland (Oregon)
//ha/d of the 26t1 ult. says:
vT from Mo!nticeilotoOlym
a ':e noticed the singu!ar
m ''t' ground it what is
M"und Irairie. There
:.rmonnd-say 300 feet
h : 7" yards in diameter at
hl ' -t the Southern end of
re. about twentv.five
n* 1>m Olympia. and scattered
r the prairie for a distance of
iten mniles are ma:y smaller
n!".1.s not norie thant flurIT feet
;igh 1nd twenty, or thirty iil
liamter. Many conjectures have
>een made for the la-t twenty
'ez:rs as to what could have
-au.!t so singuI)r a formation,
>ut o one Was ever curious enough
ill within the lIst few days to
nake any examination of the in.
rio' of these moun<is. A fev
lays ago One of the engineers of
he NoI i Pacific railroad opened
mne of them and found remains of
)ottery. and more thoroncrh ex
.mination of others revealed other
'urious relies, evidently the work
f' human hands, in fact, in every
nound that has been opened there
s some curious relic of a long
orgotten race discovered. The
heory now is that this prairie
vas the cemetery of the people
to inhabited the country in anti
istoric times. Specimens of the
ottery have been sent to Pro
essor Agass'z, and it is expected
hat he will make a visit to the
lace and make a thorough
A person wh > for years had suf
-red excruciating torture from
ooth.achbe, and yet feared the mo
lentary agony occasioned b y
ooth-drawing, resolved to extract
is back tooth himself, but to take
teps when doing so, to guard
gainst his feeling the sharpness
f the pang. For this purpose he
iounted upon a stool placed upon
b- kitchen dresser, and attached
IS tooth by a long piece of' string
o a rafter overhead. When all
vas ready, he struck himself' a
iolent blow upon the left temple
e'ith a mallet he had provided for
he purp'lose, and fell senseless on
is back on the stone flor. When
ke recovered consciousness, he
ound that the str'ing had given
cay, and the tooth was as firmly
ixed in his head as it ever was.
Ic then took poison and cut his
KEv W EST. Oct.ber 30.-The steamer
inna, which arrived here at 3 30 o'clck
his P. M., from Nassau, brought ir telli
eof the burnihg of the steamer Mis
oui, en route from New York for Ilavana.
)f all the persons she had on board on
twelve are known to oe saved. The
aptain and crew of the illfated vessel
re said to be amnong those who have
The stormship Missouri, Captain Cur
is, ehichi left New York, October l'ith,
or Havana and Nassau was burned off'
abaco. It is reported that over 80 live's
rere lost. A steamer arrived here from
assau this P. M., at 3.3?0, bringing the
Nn:w Liur Os TIns HOLY WORD.-Mr.
~elt, of this city, who has, as he claims,
e discovered the "caballa," the key of
n~any mv'teries in a.rt and nature, is
Lbout to lay his work before the Comn
nittee of English Bile Revisers as a val
iable aid in solving many of the ques
ions which have always puzzled the
ranslators and interpreturs of both the
)ld and New Testament. His discovery
mas been very fully examnined by several
f the rectors of our city churches, who
peak of it in high terms as throwing
ight on the puzzles of Scripture.
PASTORAL CAtt.-The Anderson Bap
ist Church has extentded an invitation to
~ev. James K. Mendenhall, of Columbia,
o assume its pastoral charge the ensuing
'ear. Bro. Mendenhall has been en
~aged f->r several yecars past as Agent of
lhe Furman University, in raising sub
criptions for the endowment o1 that
nstitution, and is well known through
ut the State. He is an able and inte
estinig preacher, aYd will prove a val
able acquisition to our community, if
e concludes to accept the call tendered
tim. -Anderson Intelligencer.
Ami LINE RAILRCOAD.-The work of
~rading the Air-Line Railroad in this
ohunty, says the Pickens Sentinel, is
cariy completed. Col. Ames and Capt.
ei.tty, the two la:gest contractors in the
Jounty, have been pushing their work,
;igorously, and will soon have their con
racts ready for the Ties and Iron.
rhese we believe are the last contracts
:' be finished up. when the entire road,
n th' County. will be ready for laying
the tract.-Keoaee Courier.
One Collins, a Wisconsin man,
r'eecntly shot himself, arranging
it so that he would fall into the
fire and be burned up, to escape
Falhtng into the doctors' hands.
The present style of a lady's hat is describ
eri as a i;ind or movable tower of Babel,
with a deep trench around the base, de
vised purely for offensive warfare.
A revenue assessor in Ohio, asking the
usual questions, inquired: "Did your
wife ha-.. an incomue last year ?" "Yes,
sir," repiled the assessed, "both girls."
Miss Drummrond, the quaker preacher,
was ask.-d whethe'r the spirit ever inspired
her witi the thouTht of gettinz married.
'No, friend." said she. "but the flesh has."
Discove~ring that her lover was a mar
ried mar, a Springfield, Ill., girl attempted
suicide by em:ing two boxes of lucifer
matbeh. This comes of match-making.