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DEVOTED TO POLITIC R0AMT EDUCATION AND TO THE UENERAL INTEREST O THE 001UNTY*
D. . BRADjEY & 00. PICREN S THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1882.
gqnun th Mhip.
S1h1V keburg, Miss., recent.
i alon ~aiipp1900 *
'of uin y convicts hanged in the
Vited States in 1881, A rkansas bead
da tiololred mon in the
ssippt legislature, eight in the
Mbuse and one in the senate.
ThoWe af mill at Weeson Miss.,
pays'twenty-six per cent. divideud, and
the stock is worth over $800.
two-iuchve rp put in a 'pond near
Atlanta, twq yQre'agQ, was caught a few
dayssince, and weighed seven pounds.
The Mississippi press alarmed at the
recent eAi fy ,sales ofJand to speculators
in that state, is urging that the state
lands should be withdrawn from the
market until they are explored, classi
fi*d and appraised, and then they should
be d i9 such a way as to swell the
fsch-ool revenues of the state.
Augusta, (Ga.) News: A Pennsylva
nia fra is manufaeturing paper at Sa
vannah, from what is called the "saw pal
metto," a material heretofore regarded
as neairy uselesk.. The paper is said to
be of superior quality, and especially
useful as a transfer paper, which has
heretotore bpen imported.
Mesirf. Artz, Finley & Purdy, have
bonded the Mortz gold mine, situated
two miles northwest of Gainesville, Ga., 4
.o Eastern capitalists for $10,000. The
are is quartzite, with liberal showing of
free gold. Both walls are argillite. A
test ton of the ore will be shippod East
Winston, (N. C.) Sentinel. A man
b y the name of Woods committed suicide
a. Lthural Springs, Ashe county. He I
6amein from hunting and atked hi
wife to pull his boots off. She refused I
tI do so, which so wounded his feelings
that ho caught up his gun and by the
use c f his foot, discharged the contentsE
isbody, killing himself instantly.
They were both young and hud been
married only about a year.
Atlarita Constitution Florida letter:<
"The Speer grove, with 603 trees,
would bring perhaps $50,000, andl this is
the best in Florida. This is about $8,
-. 500 per acre, for six acres. It is the
best because it is the oldest. The lair
gest. yield ever known from one tree
came from the oldest tree in the state,
atiSta tAugustine, which bore 14,8000<
oranges. This is held to pr~ove that up) I
to 70 or 100 years the yield of a tree will
improve. .There are sev'eral trees that
have yielded 7.0(0 and 8,030 oranges.
Florida Key' of the Gulf: .A friendI
describes to us a remarkable scene wit
t!Wsed b r~hi at a religious mee',ing on
Wh' Islpnde .W. T. A., a mme
of diich,' hile praying, eglied
upoGodto strilke him dead ir a certain
statement made by him in the strongest
an -ost neuiygalmaprier was not
yu.&H hdhard-ly uttered I
the las t grdwhen be fell dea '. Comrn
ing as tlid dli1, in the church, and upon
a leading member, the effect upon the
eongregation can only be imagined.
4'Iteleve," says Gov. Bigelow, of
connecticut, in his message, of his trip
S6uth; "'that the visit gave' a large body 2
St onneeticut citizens new and truer
idea of the South in feelings and mo
1, tines." We hope that these Southern
Aene~ whom me met, and to whom we
p are indebtedi for such a fraternal wel
coni'b,'gained truer conceptions of the
ternJer of oui,r people toward them. It 1
has gettaigly given an added cordiality
and hetartiness to the good feeling be
we~i Conmectiut and South Carolinas I
M3ianta.Qonstitution: Georgia now
exports 800,000,000 feet of lumber annu
4~1~ Te'lurriber goes to every part of
q ''ydfrqrm Blrtzil to New Brune
wickpand from . Algiers to Germany.
The gettlag of, thi a lumber strips about
9t(,Macres of land annually. It is
sofe to estimate that half as much more
titrubet is destroyed or wasted by the
tyyrpntlne rnen. Jt will be seen there-.
fore, that we are .getting away with
-oujji e forests .very swiftly. There is
b~rac' icdlly exhaustless reserve of cy
press timber that will be touched upon
as soon-as the pine barrens are dlenuded.
Atlaata Constitution Florida letter:
"Tiie only newspaper railroad in
the country, is the South Flor.
Ida, running ont froni Sanford to Tam.
% ;'his l'odd wits built and is owned
and operated 'by the Boston Herald.
It is now in operation twenty-three
lin~tnd Is being extended rapidly. It
will be ninety miles long when the pres
ent egntracts, are finished, and may be
pushed to Punta Rossa. The Herald
people are doing -the wtork themselves,
qrip a Floridan said: 'They are talk,
irgless and doing more work than any
S4tie!6elbye The toad is paying
~ ~bip~4~ ad rie two tra~ps a day."
1 iu0%v (JtltIvatok says that
~ ~''~~j4f beavy Texas hides is
at0 sottree of anxiety to
tei ge$ out heaivy
C a ydraiing demand
is nuer and does not make such thick
Another large consolidation of iron
interests is nearly affected at Birming
ham, which will unite the Alice and
Eureka furnaces now in operation, the
great gloss furnaces now building, and
two more yet to be constructed. The
6apital of the company will be $10,000,'
000. The leading movers in the scheme
are De Barledeben, who recently sold
the Pratt mines to New York capitalistE
for $1,000,000, the Hilnians . and Col.
loss. This would practically consoli.
date all the iron producing interests of
Dentral Alabama, exccpt the charcoal
Furnaces The six furnaces would have
t capacity of 150,000 tons annually.
!hM Bane of RabiL
Habits in little things exercise a petty
byranny which is most degrading. A man
sannot do anything without observing a
lot of prelimmary forms ; he must have
lept just so many hours, have risen at a
regular time, have breakfasted on beaf
steak and coffee, have read one particu
lar newspa r, have walked a certain
iumber of blocks, before he can make
iis great speech, or write his brilliant
)ditorial. He cannot rise to a great oc
3asion. He becomes a machine. His
work may be regular and neat, but it is
soulless, cold, touched with no charm of
individuality. Such a man may serve
well, but he is not fit to rule.
If, at home, he is frequently respecta
ale, abroad he is always insufferable.
Re is made so miserable by the disturb
mee of his habits in the exigencies of
ravel, that he can enjoy neither scenery,
ictures nor people. Yet he prides him
ielf on the "ood habits" by which he
ias blunted his sensibilities, and limited
is enjoyment of everything intended by
?rovidence to elevate and inspire a fallen
But there is a worse danger yet.. This
iubject has so long been misunderstood,
nd that which is really a vice has so of
en been upheld as a virtue, that people
uave come to regard it with actual satis
action. This unworthy contentment is
leath to intellectual growth. The mind
s hampered in thought and expression
)y mental mannerisms which it is never
aught to shake off.
In speaking of the typical habitual
)erson I have said "a man" advisedly.
Women are more rarely subject to this
rice. I do not put their superiority in
his matter on the ground of a stronger
noral sense. I do not wish to exalt my
)wn sex undeservedly. Women are
ifted by nature with greater flexibility;
knd, doubtless, the ordinary circum
itances of their lives offer fewer tempta
;ions toward habits. We must wait till
L woman's outward life becomes as nearly
ike that of a man as it will soon become,
)efore we should boast of her superior
noral nature. We must see whether
uer freedom of soul will stand the crucial
est of men's unnatural "regular occu
If a woman would bo charming, let
uer shun habit like pestilence and death.
WVhen Enobarbus said of Cleopatra :
" Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale
..Uer infinite variety,"
ie meant that she was one of those de
ightfully spontaneous creatures who
iave no habits at all. Some days, I
ancy, she was very silent, and on others
>verflowing with talk. When Antony
narched home late in the evening he
night be perfectly sure that the Queen
rould not be upset by having her dinner
bt nine instead of at six and that she
would be pleased to sit up the rest of
he night to listen to his exploits. She
>robably rose one day at noon, and on
he next viewed the sunrise from her
As I[ have said, one who has habits,
may be a goodi servant, but one who>
wishes to do more, must get rid of thorm.
A soldier, a mother, a frontiersman, a
>hysician, or any one who has to meet
lature face to face, and work with her
orces, has nothing to do with habits.
3uch a one must learn to bear fatigue,
ueat and cold, broken sleep, irregular
ind insufficient food, days of arduous
work, and days of eniorced idlenesa.
r'karissa in Indiana pollie Hrald.
The Value of Study.
Increase of strength is called "ac
guired habit." Our moral and intellec
tual virtues are acquired habits. The
acquired power to study is a moral vir
tue; inasmuch as its exercise forces back
the lower propensities and 'urges forward
thue higher faculties. Hence ithe hard
students of a school are always gentle
men and the young man whose appear
ance show him to be a, rough is never a
hard student. Hence also, men erhinent
for great learning are generally eminent
for moral virtues.
Self-respect is also a moral virtue; and
it has been said that self-respect is at the
root of all the virtues. Hope, which is
the companion of energy and mother of
success, springs from self-respect. Hope,
which, as Carlyle says, "gives a mfan a
world of strength wherewith to front a
world of difficulty." The value of repu
tation springs from self-respect. When
Pythagoras admonished his pupils, "bDe
malista pal(on ailachuneo acauton "
" But especally of all things reverence
yourself, '-and when the apostle reminds
us that our bodies are temples of the
Holy Ghost;, they both inculcate this
same virtue of self-respect. It is the vir
tue of self-respect that has detefmined
you to' cultivate, improve and develop
your mental facnlties tothe highest de
gree of which they are capable; to make
of yourselves, as Ilichter eitesed it,
" the most that can be made of the ma
terials." You are accomplishing the end
when engaged in the business of educat
ing yoflrself at school.
What He Thoughtt.
A pleasant faced countryman on a
train the ether ay politely asked a styl
ish and hanght lady a question, and
she aniswered hmwith only a frozen
t. It e hnm for a minmute,
M.e and went back to his
*car and whispered:
PI thought it was
TOPICS OF THE DAY.
WHAT has become of Ben Butler, any
SAN FuNwoISCO grantod 864 divorces
last year. 4b
IT aEEMa that the country is about to
devote itself to paying pensions.
IT Is stated that Mrs. Garfield took no
interest whatever in the Guiteau trial.
TiE Cincinnati Commercial says the
English of SpuytenDuyvil is "Spitting
IN CoNGnwss are eight Irishmen, fout
Scotchmen, five Englishmen, and -three
GurrEAU will now await the "divine
pressure "-irresistible in its very nature
-of the hangman's rope.
EDWARD S. STOKib, Fisk's murderer,
lives in a house in New York for which
he pays a rental of $4,000 a year.
THE Photographbers' Association of
America will hold their next annual
meeting at Indianapolis, August 8, 1882.
TnE leading London newspapers ex
press satisfaction over the conviction of
Guiteau, but they all criticise the con
duct of the trial.
THiE shipping north of Florida straw
berries will begin in a few days. The
cream and sugar accompaniments are
ripe and ready whenever they come.
THE compulsory education law of
Sonora, Mexico, requiring children be.
tween six and sixteen years to attend
school six months in the year, is being
THE jurors in the Guiteau case say
that during the trial they talked with no
outsiders and read no newspapers. They
were virtually shut out from the world
A nuxon, almost too weak to stand
alone, says Dennis Kearney is about to
start an anti-monopoly party in Califor
nia. So then, Dennis is still in the land
of the living.
THEiE is one person displeased with
the verdict rendered in the case of the
assassin of President Garfield and tha't
person is Charles J. Guiteau, "the little
giant of tho West."
OONGnEss, as usual, is full of men who
are afraid to follow the ghost of *hat
conscience they have, What is needed
is a little hard, earnest work, and fewer
grand dinners, receptions, etc.
EuTHUSrASTro anti-polygamy meetings
are being held in many parts of the
country. The Mormon question seems
to be about the next thing of any con
siderable imlportance for the colmntry to
THE people up in the Northeast have
Ibeen taking too many icebergs in their
weather. Thirty-five degrees below zero
must have been more disagreeable than
anything Mother Vennor, in her palmy
days, could have given us.
IT is the thing now to .be a "b)oy
preacher." The third "boy preacher"
of the country has popped to the surface
in B3altimore, who, it is said, is saving
more souls than all the old gospel
'pounders of that city put together.
THE murderers of Jennie Cramer, the
New Haven belle, are having a delightful
time of it in jail. Blanche Douglass
divides her time between sewing and
reading the bible, Jim Malley reads
novels, and Walter sketches and plays
BAr/rrMORE extended a reception to
Oscar Wilde and Oscar forgot all about
it and went on to Washington, and now
Baltimore is so mad that they want to
rotten-egg the long-haired youth. It
seems that Baltimore forgot that Mr.
Wilde charges $200 to attend a public re
IFOOTPADs have become so bold in and
about Indianapolis that the citizens
threaten to organize vigilant committees.
Thoe footpads hit their victims with a bag
of sand, knocking thorn insensible, and
then rob them of their valuables. Of a
numb~er who have been thus assaulted,
one died of his injuries.
TrnE Ohio State Temperance Conven
tion the other day adopted a resolution
asking that an amenidment to the (Con
stitution be submitted to a vote of the
people, prohibiting the manufacture and
sale of alcohol for drinking purposes ;
also, protesting against tax .license, or
any restrictions or regulations whatever.
Tn stock of flour at the principal
points in the United States and Canada,
actual and estimated, is placed at about
12,200.000 barrels. The annual mainfao.
ture of flour in the country is about 55,
000,000 to 60,000,000 b~arrels. The stock
of 2,200,000 is no more than abont two
weeks' constuption of the whole popu
Tax Boston Herald thinks that if Wil
liam Penn, who was a good -old Quaker,
were to-day nominated for G*overnot of
Massaohusetta, he would be snubbed,
beoause ho drank wine. The Boston
JferaMd seems to forget that the longer
a man has beenin the ground the better
his theoht of, If Pe~nn were aliva
to-day he would be no better than the
rest of us,
PEAMou BISMAiRE is rapidly going
down hill. He lately wroto to a German
in Chicago who had been in his service,
to whom he said that both his sons and
daughters were in good health, " which,"
he added, "unhappily, Ican not always
say of my wife, and not at all of myself.
I hunt-no more, and rarely ride, since I
am . too weak, and if X do not soon get
rest my vital forces will be worn out."
Tan Washington Star refers to the
singular and suggestive fact that Mr.
Webster Wagner, who was burned to
death in one of his own palace cars on
tlie Hudson River Railroad, a few days
ago, 'was Chairman of the Committee on
Bailtbads in the New York State Senate
which a ,year ago smothered and sup.
pressed a bill introduced in that body
for the better protection of life on rail
MnLL.. RBKA, a Russiah actress who
was Interviewed by the Cleveland Leader
on Nihilism, said: "The majority of
the Nihilists are young men between
eighteen and twenty-two. Many of them
arp girls of the same age; girls with short
hair and spectacles who think they are
divinely inspired to throw bombs. It's
quee't that women always go to extremes
in everything." Yes, it is a little queer,
but they do. Perhaps the actress went
just a little to the extreme in this state
ment of hers.
SUNATO* BERAm says he has received
numerous letters from men prominently
identified with public educatiou in the
Routh, indorsing his bill to appropriate
money from the National Treasury to
aid the cause of general education. The
bill proposes to appropriate $15,000,000
the first year, $14,000,000 the second
year, and so on for ten years, the sum
to be diminished $1,000,000 each Tear.
the money to be distributed to States and
Territories in proportion to the illiterate
population in each.
A LOUISVInLE reporter has gotten
himself into a nice mess. He tele
graphed o sr the country that Louisville
had thirteen cases of smallpox, whereas
an investigation proved that there was
no smallpox in that city whatever. For
his enterprise according to a city ordin
ance, he will be compelled to pay $50 for
each case, an aggregate of $650. As
everybody knows that is somewhat
larger than the average reporter's pile,
there is nothing left for the reporter to
do but to elope with his body.
Tu imports of German and Italian
laeans at New York have amounted to
about 45,000 bushels thus far, and some
8,000 to 10,000 are in transit. Foreign
markets are said to have advanced
slightly under this large call from Amer
ica, bgt there seems to be sufficient
margin at present Cost to encourage im
porters. A large proportion of those
beans have gone West, where they can
be used in place of home-grown staek at
a lower price. Most of tire sales are at
$2.75 to $8; some of the best have been
worked off in place of State mediums.
Tau coming Opera Festival at Music
Hall, Cincinnati, which occurs on the
13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of
February, will, beyond doubt, be the
most successful, both in point of musi
cal excellence and financially, that has
ever been held in this country. Patti,
whom at all other points in the country
it costs $5 to hear, wvill sing upon this
occasion, and to the entiro series of per
formances, eight in number, a season
ticket can be had for $14, which is made
trarniferrable, and can bo divided up
among several persons and thus still
further reduce the price of admission.
These in distant towns desiring choice
seats 'can get them by applying in ad
vance of the occasion for a plat of the
auditorium of the Hall..
ABRDEEN, Ohio -known as the
"Gretna Green" of America-is the
scene of many romantia marriages. No
licenses are required and in consequence
persons of any age or color may be
united in wedlock without risk of violat
ing the law. An unmsually exciting
event is reported as taking place thero a
few days ago. The candidates for matri
mony were from Kentucky, four in num
ber, named Mr. R. Smith and Miss
Alice E. Garrison and Mr. Willard F.
Garrison and Miss Maggie Neal. They
were In a very great hurry, having
traveled all night and part of the day to
reach the place, as the bride of Mr.
Garrison was being pursued by bcr
parents, who objected to her getting
married on account of her ago, she be
ing only thirteen years old. But they
managed to beat the old folks, and
all were married by 'Squire Massie
Beasly, in his Ufsual graceful style. The
thirteen-year-old girl, It Is said, was so
excited that she did not know her right
hand from her left.
Tannsw are poets an~d there are poets
-poets honored by a nation, and poets
who, for the sake of humanity, should
be hurried pell-mell to the nearest pile
driver and there annihilated for all time
and eternity. From a late copy of a
farm journal, which, in as agricultural
point of view perhaps is ensurpassed in
excellence, we find some verses written
to "Sweet Madoline." As a sample of
the whole we print this one :
Oh she's as sweets the lily of the valley,
lier equal ne'er was sen
How lightly 11he trips alonvg the alley,
Her natne is Madoline.
It savors somewhat of richness to nia
ture in your mind a sweet maiden trip.
Ping along an alley. There re some
alleys in which we fear sweet Madoline i
would wish she never bad gone. The
stenoh of the refuse would overcome all
the sweetness she ever did have and
leave her a sad wreck. Dut what in the
name of heaven an editor-yes, an ed
itor--could see in such doggerel to merit 1
its publication in beyond human concep
tiori. Af ter the author of the verse
quoted has been crushed under a pile
driver, it will he high time to visit that
editor's sanctum and hit him in the head
with a stuffed club.
Too Much Talk.
There is probably too much talkin
in the world, too much writing, too muct
printing. There is much more said than
as well said, much more written than is
well written. As a nation we are too
noisy. We talk and write at random
aH of us talk and write on all manner of
subjects, whether we know anything
about them or not. We are getting to
be worse than the French. We ought
to act more and talk less-all of us that
are writing and talking ought to. We
multiply words continually. There is
too much sad-too little done. Bit who
amongst us is going to commence the
needed reform by' holding his tongue
and going to work?
A proposed reform sets cverybody's
pen and tongue to riuning, till the thing
is talked and written to death, and all
become heartily disgusted with the whcle
Free speech is I fine thing in theory,
but a rather poor thing in, practical use,
Speech is so cheapened by being free
that no value is set upon it. The Amer
ican People -oi persistent talkers, but
impatiemnt listeners. Speakers are more
numerous than listener.;. The issue of
books and papers in all shapes anl(
forms and upon ill possible questions, is
simply immense. No nan need now
wish in vain for his enemy to write a
book, or print a newspaper, or imaikt a
speech, to the diagust of his neighibors
and his own demolition. It is the nge of
speaking and printang. And in the con
flict and clash of words we logo sight of
deeds. We talk much and act but little,
whereas we should act much and talk but
little. We shall have to reform our
ways. Our prattle is out of all propor
tion to our performance. Thousands are
wielding pen and tongue who are bett'.r
adapted to the pulliag of wee.!s or the
hoeig of corn. Almost ev(ry fret
American citizen who can read and write
feels himself competent to instrnet his
fellow-beings. But it is a free country
and free speech must prevail. Every
man must talk and write aill he wants to
and make people listen and read if he
can.-Seym our Timca.
How many pleasant recollections are
called into being by that one word ?
Home ! that sweet word has caused tears
to flow unbidden to the eyes of a
hardened criminal, or calmed his-grosser
passions. "Tis the one haven of earthly
rest. Should the outside world buffet
one around, if lie has a home--now I
must be understood to mean a home
where there is unison and sympathy
among the inmates, not a mere place
to eat, drink and sleep-when he goes
home, heart-sore and weary from his
contact with the world, how soon he will
be ref reshed I His spirits will be reani
mated ; he will feel, let come what may,
that he may retire to the bosom of his fam
ily and there find rest anid contentment.
Cannot one toil manfully all day 'with
his hard duties, if he has a home in
view ? Will he not feel abundantly re
paid for all his presevcrance, to meet, on
returning home, his wife, or sister, who
is waiting anid watchiing for him? Ah !
how sweet to him will be the tender
smile and loving kiss of welcome ! They
will be doubly sweet to him nmow, and he
will thank heaven for giving him such
love and tendlArness.
Now to make home attractive and
cheerful is woman's work. No home
can be a home unless woman's presence
can be discerned in the neatness and
COZineCss of everything around. Some
females may rave about politics and all
such subjects, but if they could have
their way they would put themselves
where God Almighty never intended they
eve'r should( he p~laced.
'Tis man's duty to go forth and battle
with the world; womna: 's work to govern
that realm of bliss-home. When woman
is raving about female suffrage, (1008 she
think she is wiser than man ? No; she
does not think any such tihing. She is
one of those masculine women who are
too idolent and hardened to have a sof t
spot left in her bosom for such duties as
are reqluired to be done for "home,
sweet home." Some women should not
be allowed to invade the sanctum of
those lovable women who rightly appre
ciate domestic felicity.
A modest, sensitive woman will find
her heart expanding around the family
hearth, instead of growing contracted
like those of worldly-nded women who
think they have a call to go forth and
govern tho outside world, and let her
own little world be governed by servants
or by chance. Now, as home should be
the dearest place on earth, it is the duty
of every member of the famil to make
home as agreeale as possible, so that
each of the inmates of that loved place
may say with the poet :
" Be it ever so humble, there's no place like home."
The Vanities of Teaching.
The dlesire to push a boy ahead to de.
velop precocious tendencies, to have
have bright puilS, is among the
vanities of teaching. The surest
growths are the slowest. He who
makes haste slowly will generally win in
the long run -win at least all that is
worth having in the priz.es of life. This
truth will come to general acceptance
with education. A Goethe, a Hugo, a
Carlisle and an Emerson living on to
green old age are of more value to the
world than the corruscating careers of
Burns and Brn and Poe, going out in
an hour a If, were, and leaving behind
them n6 so much the work thydidaa
the sorrow oi'mankind that noad~zt
do the great work that walt t~ .
Newn Tor. .ferakti.
A Wonderful Tree.
Why men occasionally see sea serptst
md other snakes is lain enough; bul
rlhnt is there in a ersey cedar toao
ount for the following from the Clinton,
q. J., correspondent of the Philadelphia
Time. He says :
" IA farmer living near Schooley Moun
ain has greatly excited his neighbors
)y an account of a wonderful tree *hfeh
ie discovered several years ago, and
vhich he has been watching ever mince.
Ele says for three years It has gone
brough the cold weather without shed
ling a leaf. It is a maple tree, and its
iap makes very good maple sugar.
" The farmer noticed it first while fol
owing the trail of a fox up over the
nountain early in December, 1878. All
,he other trees, even of the same species
were entirely bare, while this tree ha
'iot, to all appearances, lost a single leaf.
rhere were no dried leaves underneath
t, and the leaves on the branches were
ll green. It was with great difficulty
'hat a leaf could be pulled from the
,wig to which it was fastened, and a
strong breeze, which was blowing at the
ime, had no effect upon the leaves. So
tstonished was the discoverer at the
phenomenon that he forgot all about the
,ox he was after and the cold character
)f the day, and spent several hours ex
mmmg the tree.
" He went home greatly puzzled, and
-eturned several days later with a clery
nan living in the vicinity. They de
,ermined to mark several of the leaves
&nd see how long they remained where
liey were. They also resolved to keep
ho thing a secret and watch its progress
intil spring. This they did. When
Akpril arrived the leaves which they had
marked were just as green and fresh an
In December, and the tree itself was not
affected in the least by the severity of
the weather and the many windy blasts.
" The bark was tapped every week and
yielded a plentiful supply of sap;
snough to keep both the farmer's and mm
ister's families in syrup all winter long.
he same has been tried ever since ; not
) leaf has fallen, to the best of their be
lief, since the day the tree was first
noticed, and the sap has flowed with the
same regularity and profusion.
"As far as can be ascertained, there is
no cause for the mysterious vitality of
hat particular maple. There is noticing
in the sod or sub-soil to render growth
more available or make the trunk and
branches better able to stand the storms
and cold weather.
"A number of people have lately vis
ited the curiosity, but each one comes
away perfectly mystified. At the pres
ent time not another tree on the whole
mountain, with the exception of several
evergreens near the hotels, has a leaf on
it, and the trunks and branches stand out
bleak and bare. This maple is in an
exposed spot, unprotected from the
winds and surrounded by rocks. Just
why it is as it is baffles the ingenuity of
all beholders. Even the regular Decem
ber fox hunt is cast in the shade by this
perpetually green maple tree."
Walter Scott on the Literary Profes
The following characteristic posteript
to an unpublished letter of Sir Walter
Scott's has been piacd at our disposal
by the courtesy of the corresp~ondent to
whom it was addressedl. It gives in a
forcible form Scott's well-known opinion
of literature as ai professionl. It is dated
February 2, 1828, when Scott was hard
at work on " The Fair Maid of Perth :"
" Will you excuse my off'ering a piece
of serious advice ? Whatever pleasure
you may find in literature, beware of
lookin gto it as a profession, but seek
that independence to which every one
hopes to attain b~y studying the branch
of industry which lies most within your
reach. In this caso you may pursue
your literary amusements honorably and
happily, but if ever you have to look to
literature for an absolute and necessary
support you must be0 degraded b~y the
necessity of writing whether you feel in
clined or not, and besides, miust suffer
all the miseries of a precarious and de
This letter was addressed to the Rev.
Charles Room, under the impression that
Mr. Room? then a young man, proposed
making literature a profession. This,
however, was not the case, as Mr. Itoom
was at that time preparing to enter the
Christian ministry.-A cademy,.
CAN this be an extract from the diary
of that astounding commercial traveler,
" Samuel Plastrick, of Posen ?"
Miles traveled.....2,500 Hants ordered..........3
N umber of t runks. 2 ults of clothaes nmie 2
Showni sample~s... 61 Goods sold for other
Soldi goods............4 iirmsi.........$...5,000
keen asked the Coziilssions from
Told the news ...... 6 pr a
Lied................ 8 r4 as 1 4
1)idn't know........0 v' rm al x
BeenI asked to drink Ipie.......82
Dran k..... ...........1Mnypt nsy
Changed politics.. ng aik....$0
Chlannged religion.. s o ad....7
Daily expenses al- Gtduk.....1
towed by house. h~yboenu
Daily ox ponses,act- Sipdoto oe
BeenI to church.....s moe. 0
Accomp zaniedl girls iargvo wy 2
Girls flirted wIth.4 ok..... 8
Agreeod to marry.. anbrsascag
Expected trou ble dim....
wi th .............IIgtwosste
Kicked out of the u.....
houso .............2 t~~e oercs1
Left by back door. Md o es....6
Dod ged fair on Ls nbt
rail road ...........lpr~t~o
Number of persons ~ r
Tredtochat3 for 40r days....$4
As the1eperees.trai...o..a...o.e w420
slaming on pas Mon pute with
man wssee w avih on rehan...... abou
halfa mieuot trck... ..... ...14
wasreersed baes wren up.,...2
trai wasstoped jslpe asnt ronhethe
"Wht'sth matr? smou...... t00
ticket~unc 17 whiler days atal~
42 it fae.......... 8
lug is lannl darm........... 40a
brea. "Away tLh wagon stove t
And befe Loev on ets..... ...
fort da s.......... 6
ve pridb a
AN nDrito h
young man going
Wen it was pith.
see the le* !d" "
"r" In the we6
" H~vu a pis
other this won'tr
place foV our wedAthy
if we een put it three
Evanevlt .4tyue. .
" Done our talk'
on of a Oompny
an old eftim
station the other
ma'am " was the naive
marrid night on to fort
"WEEN I die let
stove, so that my ashes
the grate" says the
Boston 4tae. In the
man s ashes will
the grate; the chanos
simmer as a base b
A mILE in Peru, i
his mill and bent
got caught in some
yanked out; and, of
him, and his first be
matter now ?"-Bosto,
A vERY guahingyu
Mr. Snap and asedhiin
What-what-is your Wde
ness?" Mr. Snap-"Ne
full meaning of the
guest pork and beans
"You are on the -
pilot's wife, when the
loud-sounding sea a
arose .with the usuaL
" No," he replied aftse
nation, "i'm on te Ih
me dead if I ain'tohIu g
it."-Burlington Hae~aee - 1A"'
" HAvR some more of the w 4
Mrs. Slobson to her 'yb
stinately refused.: Again
them, adding :. "I. you
have to throw it away.,
much longer." Strangv I6
appetites departed. This is oneI
amenities of boardingjans~eb ifan
WuEN you are om*4 te.~
stairs with a bucket of
other, and a loaf of brenal
arm, it is exceedingly tying to
Chrnstian fortitude to hov
down and oaution you nok40
preserves on the swingn il
corner of the cellynet th
jelly. Been there,hateu't yom
tiamsaport Breakfda T able.
LETTER OF GEORGE klQ
Teere erlto Wes. "DamSel msedi.'
(From the Athensnk. -' ' t ' '1
We owe the opportdniyo pof
the following letter tonb
Professor D. Nauf ,to
was addressed.Prt3 r '
well known by hisrmar "Tbdd
Deronda," and it will be seen that dele
criticisms attracted the. n9** (000ite
novelist, and led heto wri
Tun Paaony, 21 (
Mv DR Brn-HardlL5A
author, have ~1 had a deepera
may say a more heartltjoy, . pou
given me in your esm e Dai
I must tell you that it 1s
strictly observed, not to read th4
my writings. For years I have f
atinence necessary to prepers~
discouragemient as an atp Ie
praise, no lees than ill-juaged b
produce innme. For far wormt
as to the proportion of good, ane
work is the painful imptsdod this
for apubli which has no discrnaent 9
My husband reads any nioticed of
come-s bofore him, ad topwr t4 i the
refrains from reportn)t
of tire notice, or sorn~lgI tliiwo
strike, him as showing eiea8tP~t25
Insight or an obtuseness tba$ sRP
to be amusing. Very berlr,~~a
a critique of me, he hssiI t@50,
ing, "You must read ths" Anh1oIW3
mate of "Daniel Deronda". madoe of9
Certainly, if I had been asked toeoW A
should be written about Dmy
should write it, I should have kbSW e
not anything so good as what
ten, but an article which zpuqt
Jew who showed not mereky in wi
best aspirations of his - - .
insigh onofh atr
of the arpistic mind. aehse
havo cared to devour evep sit~ f~S
bad not oome from one *bO~.O.
criminating esbltte e
the artists' Intention, dXntI #
fullest, rarest )oy to oils *b
ward conviction, and not
current fashions. Such
an author not onwhat t* b* 4'it
is to come. ' man that *0al
work, impressee one wi
be poor perishable stai~
any lasting hold in the
n e to hopepie
ing has foreshadoqed, sad
Excuse me that Iwrites ae sl
hap. diml~ iWhat Ihaefl
article. it has affetdmad
the prejudice ad lgnorant
has mest my'elort'to ou
the ennobling of IdlsR Ia
the Chistian communty
ness of the Jewish comm
moment made me rpa
has been added rofto
needed-yet I onfs ta
hunger for certain sigusef
of the relation
for We areu e
feasa tatal to yoOe