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BrnaxT tbe day t don !
'its set of sea.
Inc fall tha shadows from the snowy bills :
2iet yet waked the sleepy ntUa nils:
Rat softer air
Floats everywhere 1
JUtkoaxb the day is Com.
An yea I the day ta dons!
Ait OB by OH
T gnoeta of etarllght flit serosa th sky ;
la toon, the Sra-elves on Um carpet Us,
Tired of play.
The Children say, .
Becaaaa the day ia dose.
Wo know tha day to done 1
Oar feet have ian
VBresttnr; la tba path that Dety mads.
Treading cm taoraa, of dangers mot afraid.
And rest Is eweet
' Tboagh nipht-honn teat,'
ad day again comes on. . ,
The day of life to dona I
Aad act the ran I .
Krea dim to btreat stents that earth tan low
Kara hoellea. thoasa. ntraseinc maslc low, '
And marble brow
Unwrinaiqd now; '
Indeed tba day to dona I
Bat It tha day yet done ?
And feet the son ? m ,
When seae of amber lirbt traaefaae tha alrj .
And Parr'jiMl Sowers bloom everywhere
O er parole hills
Tbe sanrise thrills,
- . - ' v i ' ' ' ' ' '" '" "-'a '
---1 -tl. -r . , r
33y Alfred S Ittisley.
COLUMBIA, TEN1SECL2E, FRIDAY;
WIU tha reader, eays AppUtmCt Journal, tarn
to the poem toe present n timber, called " Only
'the clothes iht aha wore," and read ltr It will
-strike him probably with awe wnea ho learns that
tbese tender and trartca) lines only-lost fore
shadowed the death of their author. Tby were,
we nelleva. the last he ever peaaed. Within a
few aware after parting from aa and receiving the
price of hie verves, be died from the effect of in
temperance. This waa Saturday, tha 33d day of
Ms;. H r. 8hephsrd waa well-known aa a contrib
utor to the magazines, and aa writer of 0 seat
and often excellent poems, and distinguished In
certain eirc e- ia New York aa a renreseatatlTe
Bohemian, lie had wit, genius, and prepoeses
sing manners, bat waa rained by his psralon for
drink. Hia literary indartry wss of the spas
modic kind, which only exhibited activity when
he was pressed by want, and then he would raptl
iy Indite a few stansia or a brief sketch, and hast
ening with it to some newspaper or periodical sell
It fot what be eonld obtain. The poem to which
we hava already referre. iha reader ia marked by
patbo and tenderness ; it illustrates sn incident
full of tragical suggestions ; and its whole mourn
ful spirit may be accepted as a requiem lor Its
laths, as well aa for the victim whose unknown
fat4 tl endeavors to imagine.
There Is the bat
vVlth the bins veil thrown round It, joat aa they
Spotted and soiled, stained and all spoiled-
Do yoa recognize thatf
The glovea. too, Ua there.
And In tbrm rtill lingers the shape f n Angers.
That some one haa pressed, perhaps, and oa
reased, to slender and fair.
There are the sho .
2T,?..0!!!l.,y. '."k.?B uVtmberiBg traces,
Tothatoe-edjilntyUp. mnd of thl slinT
The elime a-
There la "tJ -rw.
L,k drebhled "A U bled,taColored, and
This you ehr know wfthout donbt, and. If ao,
jl lse yon may gaeea I
with ' .. ' Ther A ahswl.
W it ri ,riPd h order, hung next In order,
o" j& hardly trM than tha light muslin draaa,
.Xh, here's a ring
w wer forgetting, wiih a pearl netting :
TMOiVas only thu one name or date t nonet
A frail, pretty thlcg ;
A keepsake, may be,
"The gift of another, perhxps a brother,
'Or lover, who knows f bim her heart chose.
Or, was she bean-Iree t
Deea the hat there.
With tha blae veil around 4t, the name as they
Summon up a fair tabs with trace
Of Sold in the hair.
Or does the shawl.
Stately appealing to some hidden feeling,
A lam, young and slight, to your mind eight.
Clearly retail f
A menth now baa passed.
And her aad history remains yet a mystery.
Bat ta.esee keep still, and snail keep them until
uope dies at last.
Was she the prey
Of some deep sorrow clouding the morrow.
Hiding from view the sky's happy bluet
Or waa there foul play t
- Alas I who may tell T
Kome one or other, nerhsns a fond mother.
Kay recognise these when hercbild'e clothes aha
Then-will it be well.
N. Q. SBETHIBn.
RocenUy, at the Morgue In this city, the attire
of a drowned person alone remained for identification.
VOL. XIV.-NO. 47.
domeatloi, who fell back k&d allowed Us
Thk Russian papers record a distressing
accident which recently took place near
Dorpat. Wolrea had appeared in unnsur.l
numbers. A hunter determined to kill
some of them, homing to frighten away
the band. A horse died during the day.
He purchased the body and iaced it ia
the edge of the woods, tq draw the wolves.
The night was dart Armed with several
rifles, he took his, atand under a coTert at
nightfall He ni not been long at his
post when 6AW something black moy
ing active on the horse's carcass. Sure
it wsA 4 vtq Be aimed and fired. In
!?!itly he heard a despairing shriek, evi
dently from a human being, which gave
bim the greatest uneasiness. He went up
and found a poor woman mortally wouna-
3d and in death's agony. She told him
ehe was the mother of three children dy
ing of hunger ; 6he had observed the car
cass during the day, but was ashamed to
be seen taking a portion of it, si she wait
ed till nightfall to cut a piece of it for her
starving children. She had a kitchen knife
and lying by her was a stew pan she had
brought to receive the meat
Her story was investigated, and found
Co be true in every particular. The inves
tigation led, moreover, to the discovery of
the existence of great distress among the
peasants of the neighborhood. The
neighboring authorities at once took meas
ures for the support of the three orphans.
One of them was given to the hunter, the
involuntary cause of their mother's death.
He undertook to bring it up, and launch
it well in life. The village undertook the
care of another. The authorities ordered
the head of the village to take charge of
the third, u bectuse he should have ascer
tained tbe distress of the victim and her
family, and have prevented her, by his
charity, from being driven ti the cruel
extremity whicb-caused her death."
raddle Tour Owi Canoe,
Judge 8 save his son a thousand dol
lars, teiline him to ro to college and grad
uate. The son returned at the end of the
Freshmen year without a dollar, and with
sever! utrlv habits. About the close of
the vacation the Judge said to his son :
"Well, William, you are a going to col
lege this year !'
"Have no money, father."
"But I gave yoa a thousand dollars to
"It's all irone. father."
"Very well, my son ; it was all I should
give you, you must now p7i your own
way in the world.
Anew light broke in upon the vision
of the astonished voun? man. He accom
modated himself to tbe situation ; he left
home, made his way to college, graduated
at the head of his class, studied law, be
came Governor of the State of New York
entered the Cabinet of the President of tho
United States, and has made a record for
himself that will not soon die, being none
other than William H. Seward. Exchange.
Wrong Certificate at the Bank.
Ik the midst of one of the worst of our
business panics, and at the moment when
everybody thought all tne Dan its were
coins: to the does together, Jones the in
evitable Jones rushed into the bank of
which he was a stockholder, and thrust
ing the certificate into the face of the trans
fer clerk, he said, in sreat haste, " Here,
please transfer half of that to James P.
Smith !" The clerk looked at it, and asked,
Whirh half. M r. Jones " "I don't care
which half" replied Jones, puzzled at the
inquiry. "You had better go to the
courts ; I can't make the transfer without
a legal decision. If you really wiih to
transfer your other half to Mr. Smith, we
can't do it here." Jones was confounded.
He knew the banks were all in a muddle.
but this was too deeo for him. He took
his certificate from the hand of the smil
ing clerk, and, on looking at it, lo ! it was
his marriage certificate ! Being a printed
form, on fine paper, and put away among
his private papers, it was tha first thing
that Mr. Jones laid hands on when he
went to his secretary for his bank stock
scrip. He went home, kissed his wife
glad to find she hadn't been transferred to
Mr. 8mith and, taking the light papers
this time, hastened down town, in season
ta get the matter all straight Exchange.
The railroad carriage factories in
France have recently received orders to
apply 83.030 wooden seats, each provided
-with four stronz cords, and thus to be
suspended from the roofs of the freight
cars. It is Quite evident that they are
intended to facilitate the hasty trtwport
AatOKa the most learned and pious Jews
of the twelfth century, next to tne great
Maimoun. or Maltnoatdcs of European
fame, standi Rascht, or as be was more
properly called, Bchlomo ben Isaac. He
wrote a commentary on Thora and on
several of tbe books of the Prophets, and
also one on the Talmud, He was a great
mathematician, and among his own peo
ple was reverenced for his aaBctitjr ahd
His parents lived in Toulon, but Raschi
was born in Troves, and this is the reason
why his father Isaac and his mother left
Toulon. Shortly before the birth or the
child the good woman walked down a
narrow street. A cumbrota wagon was
being drawn along it bv four stout horses,
and the wagon filled the street, so as to
make it impossible to pass. Seeing this,
the woman turned to seek a side street,
but at that moment the car of a young
nobVmtn drove up the lane toward her.
The timid woman ran from side to side In
quest of a comer into which she might re
treat from the danger of being crushed by
one of the vehicles.
"Look at the Jewess 1" exclaimed the
driver of the nobleman cart "how
" Whip the horses and Wn her down,"
saM his master. .
The two vehicles approached, and the
poor creature, finding ao place of retreat,
with a piteous cr- shrank against the walL
At that moment the huge wheel of the
wagon lolled toward her almost tftaling
tbe bouse wall Then, suddenly, the wall
oowea inward ana lonnea a little recess,
in which the J ewess stood secure.
"8of'er and more yielding are these
stones than your hearts, ye Christians I "
" Now when thU mlraele was known, it
was at once concluded tfeat ft wis wrought
by magic, and tsaffi, fearing lest it should
oft the ea4sB of theii Heine- both bronirht
to the stake, fled precipitately to Troyes,
ani tuere Kascnl was born.
When Raschi was an old man, and was
renowned everywhere lor his vast learn
ing and profound wisdom, and above all
for his treat holiness, the school wherein
he taught was crowded with pupils, and
nis sayings worn treasured atmouguiney
were precious ills goia. us fasted con
tinuously, only eating what was just suA
dent to keep life in, and what he ate was
of poor quality, and waa mingled with
ashes. He drank nothing save water, and
or mat only a nine, once a day. He re
mained whole nights in prayer, and when
not engaged in teaching, during the day,
ne stooa rapt in metut&uon.
As he stood at hia window one eveninr
two Jews passed, and they were speaking
One said to the other. Was there ever
in the days of the prophets s greater saint
than is this Rabbi Raschi t "
To which the other replied, "Surely for
him there must be prepared ohe . of the
most exalted stations in Pafaqise."
Then the Rabbi fell to musinsr on the
place that was to be his in the kingdom of
uod, and he wondered who. would Be his
companion in the Land of tight, aLi sit
at his side In farad ise. With his thoughts
fixed on this theme, he stood long at his
window gazing out over the vineclad hills,
toward the horizon where the sun had set,
and where its rays shot upward, kindling
the finely-attenuated vapor which hung in
the air, and making the blue of heaven
green as grass. Level bars or cloud
burned like gold in a furnace, and small, 1
misty fragments glowed scarlet, like fiery 1
lilies growing in a field of sunlit grass be
tween strips of yellow crocuses.
As the old man Stood with his eyes
fixed on the west, and his mind revolving
the thoughts suggested by the speakers, he
saw the western sky undergo a sudden
transformation ; the golden clouds became
steps of light in a pavement of amethyst,
and on these platforms were placed pairs
of golden thrones with gorgeous robes of
ruby tissue cast over them, and in these
robes diamonds were set and as the light
changed they twinkled like sparks that
wander about the ashes of consumed
paper. Upon each throne a name was
written with lightning brilliancy. And
the Rabbi saw on two of the highest two
that stood side by side on the same stage
Raschi ben Isaac, of Reeensburg, and
Abraham ben Gerson, of Barcelona. As
soon as the old man had made out these
names the light faded, and he found that
the sky was dark, that only a faint amber
glow remained above the horizon, and
shatthe stars were shining in the dark
vault So he shut his window, and he
busied himself through the night in gath
ering together a few necessaries for a jour
ney. Tor ne was resolved ere Dreax oi
day to start for Barcelona, and to make
the acquaintance oi Aoranam oen ueraon,
who was to be his companion in Paradise.
After a tedious journey, Kascbi arrived
in Barcelona, his feet sore with walking,
and his oalm fretted with the stun ne held.
and his shoulders galled with the straps of
the little knapsack which held his clothes
and provisions. As he entered the town
he thought to himself, I will not men
tion the holy man by name, but will see
whether the Hebrews nere now or nis
hifh merit and future exaltation." Then,
meeting a Jewish wood-cutter, he stopped
him. and said:
u Friend, who is the most pious ei tne
faithful in this city?"
The wood-cutter replied, - ksddi Jona
than." . . .
M Who is the next greatest saint in the
city" . . .. .. .
" i.vi ben Hainan.
"Have you other wise, just and holy
men here f"
"Certainly; there is Ismael Zadik,
there is Jehoehua ben Amnon, Bamuel
the Teamed. Mordecal Cohen"
"But stay, interrupted itascni; "tne
one I mean, I suppose must be a very old
man. with oale face, bowed knees, a long,
white beard, eves reo wiin tears irom
much weeping for the transgressions of
Israel ; a man ever engaged in prayer,
who macerates his body and trains his
There is no such a man In Barcelona,"
answered the wood cutter. " FarewelL"
8tay," exclaimed the Rabbi, detaining
him ; " can you tell me aught of Abraham
w Abraham ben Uersonr ecnoed tne
laborer; "he is no saint tie utaricn
man. a delicate liver, keeps muca com
. a a . it . 1
pany, and is in nign lavor witn tne wen-
" Where does he live, rnend r
Follow me, and I will show you."
The Rabbi Raschi was brought
by the wood cutter oeiore a msroie
palace. Gayly eaparlsoned horses stood
at the door, held by pages in gallant liv
eries. He hastened up the flight of steps
leading to the entrance, ana enterea tne
halL It was paved with colored marbles ;
the walls were encased with alabaster
richly sculptured, and silk curtains hung
before the doors. Noblemen waited there,
lounging on velvet sofas till the master of
the house should attend to them. Ser
vants glittering with gold tace nurriea
about bearing salvers of the most precious
metal, on which were goblets full of ised
wines, and piaies witn ueiiwu
lions, which they handed to the illustrious
visitors. . ...
Travel-stained and slust-begrimea, lean
ing on his rude staff, his gaberdine in tat
ters, his long, white beard untrimmed, and
the white hair of his head in tangled
locks, unattended to, the wondering Raschi
seemed entranced. A servant approached
him with a golden salver, on which were
wines. The old man raised his staff, and
with flashing eyes indignantly signed him
Suddenly a silver bell tinkled. Instant
ly, all the nobles rose, the servants started
to' the stairs leading to the upper portion
of the house, drew back the brocade cur
tains that screened the ascent, and ranged
themselves in a line between the stairs and
the entrance door.
In another moment a noble-looking
Jew, in a crimson velvet dress, with gold
chains about bis neck, appeared, accom
panying a Spanish prince of royal blood,
,;wir with bim familiarly as they de
scended the steps, and as he led him to the
mut.v. waw aaiil TUhbi Raschi. thrust
ing his staff betwixt two of the liveried
servant, " make way ror me."
Tha maatar nf the hOUSS Stood lull and
looked at bint then mads siga o thf
old man to pas. .
stat. beat kimself a war throuzh the mul-
rS and. pressiig up. tothe merchant,
Raichrs cheeks rrew crimson; His
hand trembled as he thrust it forth and
laid tt On the arm of the wealthy Jew.
Are yon Aorabam, son of Gerson r.
he asked in faltering tones. $
"lam. What do yoa want with me.'
father " v . .
I must speak with toil Lead on to a
private chamberi" - i.
The merchant obeyed, and brought the
Rabbi into a little room hung with blue
silk, fretted with silver.
"I am Raschi ben IsMc laid the old
man, "and I tame here to seek yon. I
hoped to hite found a pious Jew ; I find
one living in pomp and worldllnesa. I
hoped to have found one fasting and pray
ing; I find one eating and traUcking. I
thought to have found one the favorite of
God. and I find one the courted of printtes
and nobles. Is this a house for a Jew a
child of a dspisfd aid outcast racet The
temple llela Waste, and shall we live in
luxury and splendor t" .
M I feel honored in beinfr visited by the
illustrious Ra&hi," ssia Abraham.
"Shamed, taamedr exclaimed the
RabM. "Are you not ashamed before me
to exhibit all this profusion r"
God's blessing has been on my busi
ness," said tha merchant
" And how do you recompense HI i T
cried the indignant Raschi, Py neglect
ing the Giver, by Jrjahd'ering the gift
Do yea faH long! Do you wear the
stones with your knees T"
" My business occupies mr time and de
mands my energies. I pray, but cannot
pray for long, l cannot last, or my Dull
ness would not be attended to."
" Do you eat of meat, the flesh of beasts
not slain by a Jewish butcher f "
l have evteh done so."
, uHave you partaken of the accursed
flesh of the swine t"
" I fear that I have,"
"Have-you neglected regular daily at
tesoance at the synagogue r"
" My attendance has been irregular."
M Alas, alas I" cried Raschk, throwing
down his staff and raising hit, hand to
heaven. Surely there is injustice In
Paradise at well as eh earth- Here lives
& wicked Jew, a breaker of the law. in
splendor, as a king ; in another place ii a
pious man, fearing Cod, macerating his
body, in want and nakedness; crushed
by poverty, and the .kingdom, of
Heaven receives bath, and sets both on a
level Woe is, me 1" and he would hsve
rushed from te thamber had not the
meriHint stayed him.
" Rabbi," he said, " I know my duty to
God and man, and I practice it as best I
M Profane one 1" exclaimed the old man.
"Trust not your own strength. When
the ungodly are green as the grass, and
when all the workers of wickedness do
flourish-, thten shall ttey be ttesttoyed H
But juat then there, flashed before the
Rabbi's eyes that golden throne beside bis
own, on which 'was written the name of
the merchant . . .
" Cotte wit me, said &craham, taking
the bid rii&BS hand; "to-morrow my
daughter is to be married, and to-day I am
going to make presents to the poor of our
tribe. They are now assembled to receive
" And to whom is rour daughter to be
married T" asked Raschi. "To a rich
Gentile, may be T"
HNo "answered tne mercnant miiaiv.
u To mv clerk. He is hot wealthy, but he
is upright and useful, and on his marriage
I shall make him my partner."
Thev descended the stairs to the halL in
which the poor were assembled. Tbe rich
Jew cave them abundant alms, and as
each received his gift he left One old
woman remained. She pressed forward.
and Abraham extended to her a little
"Not" she exclaimed, thrusting the
money aside u I have hot come here to
beg, but for advice."
"Speak, wherein can A aaviseyour
Draw nearer to me."
The woman approached bim, and be
w a . a 11
can: "I am a poor wiaow, naraiy sup
porting four children. All my hopes was
fixed on the mania ee of my eldest
daughter to him to whom my dear hus
band, now no more, nad Deiroinea ner.
He was an orphan; brought up in our
house, and when he left us he gained an
honest and respectable uveiinood ; and l
hoped, when he married my Miriam, that
we should have been raised from our
Denurv. But alas I his eyes have been
blinded by prosperity, and he is about to
marry a rich wife and desert my daughter."
"Woman 1 why do you come about this
matter to met" asked the merchant
"how can I give your Miriam back her
u You can do so," replied the widow,
" for that young man will be to-morrow
Don Abraham started back dismayed.
For some moments hi did not speak.
After a while, however, he broke
suencB, auu bsiu vj uic uiu ium.ui i irom tni
Did the young man love your ninami blunder.
feet, thanking him with tears, Lnd the I parfon.General-ouhave been promot
people gave a great shout of applause. . I ed How much da you get in thu estab-
i ken itaschi, laying about bim with his lishment?
in his Doots, answe$a that
5-H a hUgnjfjstVlHm. andrais-itV-rii
bands, cried: M Yes I you are
wormy to reach uan Bden (faradlse) i
Glory be .to God who has gi?ea me such
a man aa thou, to be niv comnanlon for
eternity t Glory be to God, who has not
made on$ rough road alone to Paradise,
but has made many roads besides ; who
has prepared a throne, not for the fasting
ascetic and contemplative alone, but also
for him who can do what is right and Just
creely!- ernes at treat
rr , "a a n
, MISCELLANEOUS ITEM.
A woodeh wedding Marrying a block-
Tax ties that connect Dttllnest with
the public Adver-i.
' Dnsmrr One who finds' work for his
own teeth by taking out those of other
A icrmn ad vifes persons going over
the Union Pacific Railroad to take their
cold victuals with them.
It is orooos)d to eel UD a crand fair in
Cincinnati to exhibit the manufactures of
the Mississippi Valley. .. ..
On hia deathbed a distinguished humor
ist requested that no one be invited to his
funeral: "Because," sighed the dying
wag, " it's a civility I oan never repay."
A PonfLA&B school-house, caught fire
the other day, and as the boyi watched it
one in another schoolJiidt enthusiastically
and hdnestlyi td his companion, H Oh
Jdhhy I don't you wish it was our school-house?"
A Nw Bkdfobd juror, who left his
horse tied to a tree on coin' to court on a
recent Tuesday morning, suddenly recol
lected the fact on the next Thursday after
noon, aftd hastily applied td the Court for
genhiJsioi to go and took after his wel-
Snt Hxintt Rowliksok, the distin
$100 a month, btttlf his employer thought
it too much, . v "That is enough,"
broke ia the eldexgenUeman ; please do
me the favor to consider your salary
raised $35 a month. I can't afford to run
a General on $1C3 a month ; the digni
ty of the cloth must be maintained." And
he bow boasts that although of no account
himself: be has a General in his employ.
San Frmeitat LttUr.
- .3 - '- .
Thb enamelling' of female faces and
busts is now a branch of masculine busi
ness, and is quite lucrative.. Aehiropodist
on Broadway devotes a good deal of time
and attention to tbJs line of trade, while
a Man called Bsnsson imitates his example.
The process r enamelling ia somewhat
curious. The t e who would enamelling
go is first exakJned with a microscope,
and any roue half or fuss which exists
upon the ehtis or bust is at, once re
moved with lbifaitat) of plaster, medicated
soap, ot sc&sors or tweezers even. Being
thus prepared, the cheeks or bust are
coated with a fine enamel, which is com
posed of arsenic, or white lead, or other
ingredients made into a semi-paste, and
pleasery f"et An ordinary coating
of enau.or-wWwdure fot a day of two!
but to refidef the operation of any per
manent effect, the coating process .has to
be repeated. twice 1 week for varying
periods, according to elf cumstances, and
the cif cumsaances of its owner. The pen
ciling of the eyebrows, so as to render the
contrast between them and tne wmienea
(kce more strikinc. is sometimes included
in the enamelling process ; while the eye
brow is also trimmed or shaved, just as
the moustache in a man.
It costs a rood deal of money to be well
enamelled. The prti?es of .enamelling vary,
but the average price-iiit of the various
stages is about as follows: For enamelling
the face to last once or twice, from $10 to
S15 : for enamelling face and bust tern-
nets in such bellowing tones that they
fairly shook the building. ,. ,
"How dire you" speak in ttd way ; Sir !"
demanded the counsel'
'i can't tpeak no Zoaukr f-houting
louder than before, as if to atone for hia
fault Pn speaking too low I
daveyqu been drinking this morn
ing?" asked the lawyer, who had now en
tirely lost the command of his temper at
the roars of laughter which burst forth
from a crowded audience.
" 7m, Sir," said the witness, frankly.
"And what have you been drinking,
8ir T Look at the jury don't look at me,
Sir, in that way I " -
M Did you have any thing in your
it Yet SfK"
"I thought so," said the counsel, with
a glance at the jury. "WelL Sir," con
tinued the "learned counsel," "you say
Sou had something in your coffee. State.
' you please, to the jury what that
" Sugar, Sir," answered the witness,
without the movement of a muscle.
There was another burst of "furtive
laughter " throughout the court-room,
" This man is no fool, your Honor "
(addressing the Court), "but he is some
thing vxrr. Now, witness, you must
come to the point Had you anything
dtt in your coffee besides sugar T "
m Yes ? you W t (Well, we are likely
to get at the truth after all, his turning
and twisting lo the contrary notwithstand
ing.) Well. Sir. what else wu it you had
in your coffee?"
"Atpune, Sir I shouted the witness.
"Do I make you htar me Square?
That was the last witness, and the last
of him on the stand. Here the trial was
adjourned until the next day. -Harper'
MI1S. HUBBARD'S THREE HiM
Tt was in the dsvs of our grandmothers,
when there were brick ovens in the land,
cuishedarchsiologistimaintalnl that Baby- PWJy.nomfio w w :io r un- that Mr. Hubbard bought his house, and
K hesite 61 lh TGa?den of Eden, and the face to endufe pne dr tid;week from u tw nmcir against his wife's
IhattheBabyWuio $15to$2$: forenameUingt face and bu,t ft Wl fl0g an4 fepotted
tantrive an exact ceohieal descrip- tojMt about the. same period, from $25 to to 58 hau'Pted. It, was next to a grave-
Kof7he s Uf- iJnX which, though unused. Was not
tion pfhe scene oi man. flft"! 'V cheerful, and wUchhadlluwise therepu-
i mmeiicu cunuiuuu. aaviaa avariv cwuw a huu i .ttiira nr a svHrkot HAaYDVatr inr. iiannua
aaUUII U4 IS r UW Aavnwivai ai
HxrtttT WIbd Bmchsb Invites Bonner
to come out and take aa interest in his
farm. He says he has thirty-six acres of
land, which is too muca lor nimseiiaione.
" We will carry it on jointly," he tells
Bonner; "I will lay out and superintend
the work, and you shall pay the bills."
A Fmitch duellist coming home from
his last meeting, gave two Napoleons to the
coachman. - Many thanks it is a pleas
ure to drive you put r " I beg your par
don, it is not for driving me, out that I
give you those two louis, it is for driving
me home agaut" , , ,
n4nw 1 w$ minria the world that
this is the centenary of the steam engine.
A natent was Ranted to wall in April,
1769. It ia also the centenary of Hum
boldt Cnvier. the first Brunei, welling
ton, Soult and'Ney, and the hundredth
year since a patent was granted to the
-Mr " - .1 - -
D. Ttfiune,. id cne of the reports of
the Inebriate Asylum, speaks or tnree
children which were born to habitually
inebriate oarents. and were all three Idiots.
Afterwards these parents reiormeo, ana
lived temperately, several years, during
which period of temperance two more
children were born, and were active and
intelligent. Finallv. the Barents again
fell into inebriety, and naa two more cnu-
dren, both Idiots;
A New HlXPSHtRB farmer, who had
an lnvarlablv cood-natured wife, longed
to hear her scold for a change, and was
advised that a load of crotchety firewood
would make her very desirably cross.
He tried it When the pile was gone he
asked if he should get such another sup
ply. "Oh! yes," said she. "for that
crooked wood you brought before does lie
around the pot so nicely.
A clsvxb old dame, who resides a
short distance from New Yirk city, was
recentlv astonished bv her husband, who
came In hurriedly with the remark : " I
have got a present for you 1" " A present
for me," says she; "what is it?" "A
tooth-brush," responded the old gent
What goed will that do me you know
I have not cot a tooth in my head!" re
torted nis spouse. jusi ineiningr.re-
Dlied the venerable toxerv " mere am i a
bristle in it r
Thb New Orleans Picayune relates
this book auction scene: "Gentlemen,"
cried an auctioneer at a book auction, last
evening, "I oner you" scanning tne title
very closely " Shakspeare's works ; how
much to start uemr -wno are iney
bv ?" lnauirerl a wag in the crowd. " I'll
tell ycU in a moment," was the reply, but
before he could refer, a shout of laughter
from the bystanders convinced him of his
T am anre. verv sure, he did."
"I will inauire into the matter," said
the merchant tnrnine away.
" Well now," spoke Raschi, as they as
cended the stairs together, this is a bad
business. However, I see what must be
done. Be generous, give the young
woman, Miriam, a decent sum of money
"Come here to-morrow," interrupted
Abraham ; be present at the wedding. By
that time I shall have decided for myself
what ia best to be done."
On the morrow, at the appointed hour.
having finished his morning prayers, the
Rabbi Raschi betook himself to the palace
of him who was to be his comrade in
Paradise. There he found a throng of
froesta. of all ranks, filling the rooms.
Music played, and tables groaned under
viands of the richest and mot rare des
criptions. Raschi with diUculty pushed
his wsy through the crowd to tne cham
her of tha master. Don Abraham waa
draued in a macnificent blue velvet robe.
broidered with rold pomegranates, of
which the seeds were rubies. Around
him were clustered the grandees of the
town. On seeing Raschi he, however, ad
vanced toward him and extended to him
The wedding ceremony soon began ; in
the court all was prepared ; an awning was
spread ; the bride, veiled in white, was led
forward by two ladies, men came tne
bridegroom accompanied by two gentle
men, and the gueats followed, each with a
lighted taper in the hand. From a balco
ny a band played, and choirs sang. A Rabbi
read aloud and distinctly the contract,
and the acceDtanceof the bridegroom into
naitnershiD with himseif. as Abraham's
dotation of the bride. Then the bride
groom took a gold ring and placed it on
the bride's fincer. with the words : " Be
to me wed by means of this ring, accord
ing to the law or Moses and oi laraeu
The Rabbi then cave the pair his bless
ing. A crystal goblet was raised in the
air and then shivered to atoms on the
navement and all the people shouted
- Masel tob V (cood luck !)
Don Abraham, when this ceremony was
concluded, stepped up to the bride, and
gently raised the veil from ner race.
" God of our fathers !" cried the bride
croon, staggering backward, "it is
The crowd remained silent as though
turned to stone, for the bride was not
Abraham's daughter, but the child of the
" I must explain this puzzle," said the
merchant smiling en the company.
" This girl was betrothed to this youth by
her father on his deathbed. They were
brought ud together and loved one
another, I knew nothing of this ; and
when I found that the young man was
worthy and useful in the business, I pro
posed to him that he should become my
son-in-law. Out of gratitude for past
favors, and in the hope of being able, as
my partner, to assist bis poor relatives,
he vielded to mv Dersuaston. and prom'
ised to marry my daughter. Only yes
terday did I ascertain the circumstances
of his previous engagement ; I knew then
the reason of his freauent fits of depres
sion. His heart was elsewhere. Through
A flniiur chemist has discovered that
if morphia, which is sometimes used effec
tual! to allay vomiting, be heated with
hydro-chloric add, it will become the
most powerful emetic known. The effect
is produced by introducing a small quan
tity under the skin, and sometimes by
spilling it on the skin, but the vomiting
soon subsides, and leaves no nausea. The
discoverer calls the new agent ememor
A cobbbsfokbkkt of the London f rfs
graph thinks nobody knows ho W to cook
coffee but the natives of Ceylon, and tells
us how they do It He ssys: "They
take the quantity of coffee beans required,
roast them in an earthen chasty or saucer
shaped pot pound them in a pestle and
mortar, or Druise uum Between two
stones: then pass through a sieve com
Dosed of coarse muslin: boiling water is
added, and the conee is made.
A BAUXRcrr merchant returning home
one night said to his noble wife : " My
dear, lam ruined ; everything we have is
in tne nanas oi tne eneria. Alter a iew
moments of silence, the wife looked calmly
Into his face and said: "Will the
sheriff sell you?" "Oh no." "Will the
sheriff sell me?" "Oh no" "Will he
sell our our children ? " " Oh, no." " Then
do not sav that we have lost everything.
All that is most valuable remains tons
manhood,' womanhood, and childhood.
We have lost but the results of skill and
industry. We can make another fortune.
if our Hearts and nanas are ten us. uan
we wonder that encouraged by such a
noble wife, he is now on the road to for
A cukiotjb discovery has recently been
made at Pompeii. In a house in course of
excavation an oven was found, closed with
an iron door, on opening which a batch of
eichty-one loaves, put in nearly eighteen
Hundred years ago, and now somewnai
overdone, was discovered ; and even the
large iron shovel with which they had
been neatly laid in rows. The loaves were
but slightly overbaked by the lava heat
having been protected by a quantity or
ashes covering the door. There is no
baker's marks on the loaves ; they are cir
cular, about nine Inches in diameter,
rather flat and indented (evidently wiin
the baker's elbow) in the center, and are
slightly raised at the sides, and divided by
eight lines radiating from the center into
eighAegmenta. They are now of a deep
brown color, and hard, but very light In
the same shop were found 561 bronze and
63 silver coins. A mill, with a great
quantity of corn in excellent preservation,
naa also been discovered.
for keeping the face and best both in the
same pleasing state, from 9 ww to ouu.
So that from its very cost alone, enamel
ling should become fashionable.
? ..... . T.' 1. a
A married Dene oi tne r utn avouuo
Hotel, two married belles of the Metro-
nolitan HoteL a well-known actress, and
three or four nrominem vounc iaaies ui ,
Madison avenue, are, at tne present aate.
the most enamelled, of the darlings of I
society but the fashion is extending, in
due time enamelling .will be heapned ;
and at last doubtless, there will be en
amellists not only, on Broadway, but on
the Bowery. New York Sunday Mercury.
Cure for the Bite of Mad Dogs.
We have had several opportunities to
fullv test the chloride of zinc, in solution,
in such case, and.ao far a ve art aare,
we rere tie first to use this sgent It
may be said thas if the persons who nas
been bitten by dogs and had been sub
jected to Hs use did not have hydro-
phobia, the dogs were not -nmaa. u naer
circumstances it might be difficult to prove
this proposition, but we do not propose to
enter into an argument upon tne eaojeck
but to make a slain statement of facts.
In one case, where three men were bitten
by .the sauie dog; at the same time, we
subjected two to the use of the zinc. They
are ootn living at tne present time, al
though this occurred several years since.
while tne tnird man wno was not treaieu
in this way, died, of hydrophobia on the
fourteenth day. In another case a gen-
gentleman, as well as a cow and a norse,
were bitten at the same time by a rabid
dog. We treated the man with the zinc ;
he still lives; while the cow and horse
both died within fifteen days. We might
give many other cases illustrative of the
efficacy of this treatment but we consider
this sufficient The method we employ ia
as follows ; Make a saturated solution of
chloride of zinc, and as soonas'possible af
ter the injury inject this into any or all the
wounds made by tne teetn or ine anunai ;
let it be done with a small syringe and
with sufficient force to bring the solution
in contact with .every portion cf the
rjurfttured 5r abraded tissue. This should
be repeated tne second day, aiier wmcu
apply the water dressing until all the
parts which have been subjected to the
zinc slough out Then the wound should
be allowed to heal under the ordinary
dressing, which will be effected. If there has
not been much, laceration oi tne parts, in
from ten to fifteen days. As an internal
remedy we use the carbonate of ammonia,
ten grains to the half pint of water, this
quantity to be taken daily for twenty days.
The longest time which had elapsed from
tne time tne person was omen mm me
above means were used was four hours,
yet we are of the opinion that this would
antidote the poison even ten or nueen
hours alter the injury, lor ine reason mat
the zinc In any form when brought in
contact with an abraded tissue will act
upon parts quite remote from the part in
jured, and will, if taken up by the ab
sorbents, antidote tne poison wmcn may
have permeated the whole system many
hours previous. BHcvlio Medical journal.
to go to-morrow. This is the 1st l o
feel faint Yes, Ida It Is awful, and ao
And Mrs. Hubbard fainted away in tne
arms ol tne moss leiniiea oi men auu ,
The children screamed, the cat
mewed, the dog barked. Tbe oldest boy
rah for the doctor. People flocked to the
Hubbard'a The loaf was examined, ies
there was Mrs. Hubbard's warning ner
call to quit this world.
She lay in bed, Diauing gooa-Dye to ucr
family and friends, her strength going fast
She read her Bible and tried not to grieve
too much. The doctor shook is head. The
clergyman prayed fh hen Nobody
doubted that her end was. ai nana, iur
people were very superstitious in those
to' . . .
Thev had been ao all nfcht with good
Mrs. Habbardj and dawn wm breaking,
and with it she was sure that she must gj
when, clattering over the road and up to
the door came a horse, snd on the horse
canie a man who alighted. He rattled the
knocker and rushed in. Tllere was no
stopping him. Up the steps he went to
Mrs. uuDDard s room, ana oouea wu iw
Every one stared at him as he took off
his hat .
" Parding ! " said he. breathlessly, -1
heard Mrs. Hubbard wts a dying and
she'd warnings on her bakings. I came
over to explain. Ton see I was sexton of
the church here a few years ago, and I
know all about it Ton needn't die for
fear just yet, Mrs. Hubbard, for it is
neither, spirit nor devils about, nor yet
warnin's. What mar k9 the loaves Is old
Mrs. Finale's tombstone. I took it for an
oven-bottom, seeing there were no survi
vors and bricks were dear. The last folk's
before you didn't get them printed off on
their loaves because they used tins, and
we got uaed to the marks ourselves. Cross
bones and skulls we out up with, and
never thought of caring for the resurgam.
So yorl see how it isj and I am sorry you've
been scared." . .
Nobody said a word. The minister snui
his book. The doctor walked to the win
dow. There was a deadly silence. Mrs.
Hubbard sat up in bed.
" William." said she to her husband,
" the first thing you do, get a new bottom
tn that oven."
And the tone osured the assemblage ot
anxious inenas mat mra. nsoDaru was
not going to die Just yet.
Indeed she came down tne very next
day. And . when, the oven had been re
constructed, the first thing she did was to
give invitations lor a large iea-annauig.
On which occasion the loaves came out
right The Argoty.
Ah observing "school-marm" writes to
the Wetiern Rural :
I am biardmc at the hotel this week,
and this is Saturday and there ia no school.
I have learned many t hings about kero
sene, that I had not betore dfeafitedof.
Oar landlady is very particular to mi ail
the lamDS every morning. I asked why.
Because." she said, "as tne oil nurne
out, the space above fills with gas, which
when acitated. would Be apt to expioae.
Then she told tils of a friend of hers who
neglected to fill her lamp, and sitting up
late, burned tbe oil nearly out : as sne
took it nn to co to her bed-rnom it ex
oloded and burnt her badly, and frightened
her so she has been very nervous about
her lamps ever since. While the landlady
was telling me this, I noticed that she only
r-nt off that oart of the wick that was
bnrnt soft and each ciece of wick waa
rolled no In S little niece of paper. What
for? To kindle nres wiin, ana u you try
it you will find they Will burn long enough
tn he a rreat Kelo. A tessooonful of fine
salt to each lamp, once a week. Mrs. Sm
thinks improves tne. l'ght t unner in-nnim-
resulted in the discovery that kero
sene was just the thing to take the paint off
those nice tin pails you Duy paint in, out,
which are so hard to clean. Take a cloth,
hand upon bU heart and say he had not
cause to love this fiiibful creature, over
whose unsentient form we drop these un
availing tears for no journalist among us
all can lay his hand upon his heart and
say he ever lied with such pathos, such
UnCUOn, SUCn exquisite aymuicuj, men
sublimity of conception and such felicity
of execution, as when he did it through
and by the inspiration of this regally
girted marvel ci menaacuy, uie laureuwu
Reliable Contraband. Peace to his ashes.
Packard' t Monthly, for July.
Horrors of the Trapeze.
A sens of considerable excitement
occurred at the American Theatre on
Walnut Street, above Eighth, on Saturday
evening, during the flying trapeze per
formance of two artists announced on the
bills as LUla and Zoe. One of their feats
Consists in L'lla. a full grown young
woman, swinging herself by means of two
ropes suspended from the ceiling, from a
plat f rm erected in front of the gallery,
entirely across the auditorium, until she
touches with her feet a trapeze that hangs
at considerable altitude over the orches
tra. Securing herself on this trapeze
with her feet her body swings downward s.
and aha remains in that position while
Zoe, a child of 11 years of age, mounts the
did not believe in ghosti, and was too
cheerful to be depressed by warnings, and
never intended to be lonely.
Mrs. Hubbard," he said, when his wife
shook her head over the purchase, " I got
It cheap, and It is a good one. Ton will
like It when you get there. If you don't,
why then talk."
So the house was bought and into it
the Hubbard family went There was
scarcely a chance for a ghost to show his
face arrlid Mich a JaiStlv of boys ftud girls.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard counted ten of
them, all noisy ones.
Having once expostulated . and , spoken
out her mind as to the house, Mrs. Hubbard
cave ud the ooint 8he scrubbed and
scoured, tacked down carpets and put up
curtains, and owned that the place was
pretty. As not a ghost appeared for a
week, she made up her mind that there
were no such inhabitants: she even
began not to mind the tombstones. So
the house got to rights at last and baking
day came about In the press of business
thev had a great deal of baker's bread,
and were now tired of it
Mrs. Hubbard never enjoyed setting a
batch of bread to rise as she did thai
which was to be eaten for the first time In
tha near horiari.
"For I cannot get tip in, appetite for
stuff that nobody knows who has the
making of," e&id Mrs. Hubbard; " and all
puffy and alumy be8ide8.,,
So into the oven went the bread, and
out it came at the proper time, even and
brown and beautiful as loaves could be.
Mrs. Hnhbard turned them no on their
sides as she drew them forth, and they dip it in the oil and rub the cans ; let it
stood in the long oread-iray, gionous stand aw hue ; n it aoes not au come uu,
proofs of her skill and the excellence of oil it again and again. If you treat rusty
the oven, when Tommy Hubbard bounded stoves or kettles in the same way,
. aasa - 1 e Ik
The Monkey aad the Hawk
in. Tommy was four, and when at that
age we are prone to believe that anything
will bear cur weignw iommy tuensiure,
anxious to insoect the newiv-tuade bread.
swung himself off his feet by clutching
the edire of the bread trav. and over it
mm, ioayea and Tommy and alL
Mrs. Hubbard flew to the rescue and
picked up the loaves; k All were dttSted
and rut iu the trav again but ope. That
lav bottom onward under the tabid.
" A bothering child, to give me so much
trouble!" she said as she crawled under
the table to get it " A-oh ah dear,
dear, dear oh oh my
And there on the floor sat Mrs. Hub-
bird, screaming, wringing her hands and
ahakinc her head. The children screamed
in concert Mr. Hubbard rushed in from
the garden, where he was at work.
"What's the fciatler. mether?" he
Mrs. Hubbard pointed to the bottom of
the loaf lying in ner lap.
jjcok mere and see r sne saio. -1 w
a warning, William ; I am going to be
tVpn from them alL"
And he Voaked and saw a death's head
and cross-bones as plainly engraved as
they possibly could be.
" Tt la accident" said Mr. Hubbard.
" Snch oneer cranks do come, you know."
But Mrs. Hubbard .was in a, troubled
state of rhind. as was but natural
" The stories about the haunted house
were true," she said, " and the spirits have
marked the loaf. I am afraid it is a
wards washing well in weak lye. you will
find them as nice as new. Kerosene is
also cood to clean furniture, but do not
let it remain on asv time, as it will dim
the varnish. A few drops dfi cloth will
co a great wars, and must be quickly
rubbed off with a soft cloth. It will loosen
dirt onicker than water.
. . . a 1 . . . . .
Another lady in tne neignoornooa wno
naes the salt in lamDS. savs it takes away
the bad odor( slid the think the oil lasts
loncer. Kerosene is one of the best things
for a burn, tsavne ine ourn in coiu water,
then dry softly without rubbing or ex
cosine to the air. and apply the oil and
W - n n -1 V1 -
bandage. Anotner utoy tens me, an ner
mother's fmily once had the diptheria,
she being the worst They could get no
help. She was almo3t strangled with
canker. Her mother became desperate.
and gave her a teaspdonrul oi Kerosene,
as a last resort and it saved her life.
ark Twain's Spea-ch at the TS. T.
Press Club on the Late Keiiaoie
public Uot t,rea It waa
expected, irom the unfailing law .
age, that the ame number w mid Iw
for the first IS weeks ia 1869. t vv
8th day of May, after the lapse- cJ 13
weeks, the number of fatal aecidecta of ,
this kind should have been 79. but tt 3
four short of that number. Obviously, '
then, the law of average must fail, c? the
accidents for the week ending the 1Z - of
May must be doubled. Curiously ex - - h
for the seven days from the 8th to the 15th,
eight persons were actually killed instead
of four, and thna the 74 victims demanded -by
the merciless arithmetic were fully
made up. .
This was certainly odd. The deduction
from it would stem to be that when acci
dents or crimea are in arrear, the public ,
should be notified, in order that by in
creased caution or vigilance, the expected
disasters may be avoided. We take pre-1
cautionary measures against ui.o-roal peril
which we can confidently anticipate ; we
give additional prop to buildings which
are to undergo an unaccustomed strain,
and double a pwlice force when immense
crowds of people are to be brought to;
gether. Should there not also be re
doubled care and wa'chfulncsi against
periods which the law of average teaches
ua will be more than ordinarily fatal?
New York Pott.
. FACTS AND FlfarCSZS
Tt the Dominion $5,063 to eonviet
CnxxoDOBB Nctt's other name is Lewis
A terrier in Bristol, England, was
lately sold for f 600.
Is Salt Lxke City $13 is the price paid
for a cord of pine wood.
A Hartford lady haa just had a $7,000
watch sent her by express.
Bt a new law in Italy the clergy be
come l'able to conscription.
It has been calculated that sixty persona
per minute die in this world.
Akew Irish paper, The Trish W, has
made its appearance in Cincinnati.
Th lady who knit her brows is now oe-
JU?Z& VSE: XS berWion to a pair of socks.
iron rtnea attached to the ropes meniion
ed. throws herself off, and darts towards
Lllla, and, when nearing her, the child
throws a sommersault in mid-air, and her
only chance from being crushed to death
by falling from the dizzy height among
the audience in the parquet, is being
caught by Lilla, who hangs with her
head downwards irom ine irapezo.
Certain death would be the result of the
slightest mistake made by either of the
performers, un oaturany BTemog mo
feat was successfully performed, it is true,
but Lilla barely caught the child as she re
volved in the air. As the latter was de
scending, however, to the stage, the man
whose duty it was to catch her irom ine
hands of Lllla, failed to do so, and the
poor child fell to the platform placed over
the orchestra, a distance of several feet
and struck her head and otherwise injured
The child was plcked'up, when she im
mediately placed her hands to her head,
and it was apparent that she was seriously
hurt notwitasianaing in, sua was
most inhumanly ordered to remount the
nljitforra ia the gallery and repeat the feat
The child obeyed, but such conduct on the
part of those having cnarce oi tne exoiot
tion was too much for the audience to
stand, and. there waa a unanimous cry of
" No, no f " 8hame, shame I" " Take ber
back," "tale her back," etc. In the mean
time the child remoU ted the platform,
and then stood ready to repeat the feat
but the audience rose ennvute, to their
great credit and prevented the ropes from
being banded to her. Unable to combat
such a display of public indignation and
disapproval, the child was ordered to re
tire, which she did amidst the most tu
multuous applause. Now whether she
could have performed the feat again in
her then condition will oe seen irom tun
After she had retired the stage manager
advanced and stated that she desired to
perform another feat and that she was not
injured, and the Consent of the audience
was asked. There was a general -no,
no," and considerable hissing ; but taking
advantage of a few cries of Go on," from
the boys in the gallery, the child again
appeared, and mounting the platform,
took hold of the rings and swung herself
off for the purpose of catching the hang
ing trapeze with her feet and tnen making
a sommersault while descending into an
rnitatrpthed net As the audience felt
Tn fiHolii Publication society has
printed, 597,000 tracts during the pa
Oira hundred and seventy-nine thousand
dol'ars have been raised for the American
College at Rome.
8rx women were recently admitted to
the University of London, having passed
Switzerland haa about 900.000 cat la,
worth 43.000,000; 552.000 cowsjieki $30,
000.000 worth of milk a year.
Th Society for the Prevention of Cruel
ty to Animals in New York average two
arrests of cruel teamsters per day.
Therb have been three Popes besides
Pius 1X-, who have celebrated the fiftieth
anniversary of their first mass.
ABpeTOK letter-carrto was recently
made she recipient of $t30 from the well
pleased citizens whose mail la entrusted to
James Hall, the'famous Aberdeen ship
builder, is dead. It is said that there i
not a portion of the world where " HaU
clippers " are not known.
Ik one of the French departments a
poster adorned the walla, inviting the
voters to cast their billota for "Jules X.
the drunkards candidate.
A fatal quarrel in Jersey City arose
from the refusal of a barkeeper to allow a
teamster to water his horses from the ice
pitcher. A ladt in Rhode Island subscribed for
a Newport paper, the other day, to ba sent
to a neighbor who worried her by borrow
ing her own.
A Texas paper claims that there are
more newspapers published in that 8tate,
in proportion to the white population,
than in any other State in the Union.
Bt a singular coincidence, the first day
of the Peace Jubilee fell upon the date of
the commission to George Washington aa
Commander in-Chief of the American
Lord Btron's valet, a Swede, named
James P. Lindberg, sixty four years old, it
now an inmate of the National Military
AyUim t Milaukee. He wss present
at Byron's death.
DcRisa the year 1363, there were 4V
84S male persona, charged with enmev
taken before the police magistrates of turn
metropolitan districts of Linden. Of this
nnhar Fut were ticket of leave men, and
Would be the case, the child essayed the 1 5 naj beea previously convicted.
Trnt cook of a French nobleman had a
monkey which was so intelligent that by
severe training it was taugni to periorm
certain useful services, such as plucking
fowls, at which it wss uncommonly expert
One fine morning a pair of partridges waa
given it to pluck. The monkey took
tnem to an open wmoow oi ine aitcnea,
and went to work with great diligence.
He soon finished one, which he laid on the
outer ledge of the window, and then went
quietly on with the other. A hawk that
. . . . ; I rMM .
naa oeen waicning uw prucceuuigs uuu
neighboring tree darted down upon the
plucked partridge, and in a minute was
up In the tree again, greedily devouring
hia prey. He hopped about in great
distress for some minutes, when suddenly
a bright thought struck him. Seizing the
remaining partridge, he went to work
with great energy and stripped of the
feathers. He then laid it on the ledge,
just where he had placed the other, and,
closing one oi tne Bnuiters, conceaiea mm-
self bebtud it 'ine nawr, wno oyinu
time had finished his meal, very soon
swooped down upon the partridge, but
hardly had his claws touched the bird
when the monkey sprang upon him from
behind the shutter. The hawk's neck was
instantly wrung, and the monkey, with a
triumphant chuckle, proceeded to strip of
tbe feathers. This done, he carried the
two plucked fowls to his master, with a
confident and self-satisfied air which
seemed to say : " Here are two birds, sir
lust what yon cave me.' What tne
cook said on finding one of the partridges
converted into a nawa is more tnan we
are able to telL
A General Benefit.
Illustrative of the love of some of
our citizens for titles, we have the follow
ing, which ended happily. A well known
business man here had a bookkeeper wbj
had been taken on trial and was recetvi? jg
$100 per month. A "young man fr
the country " called on the bookkee per,
and in the hearing of his employer r ie
out, " Halloa t how are you. Genera 4 1 u
he shook him coroiauyoy ine nana, yfhen
the stranger left, tne employer, vho
111s nean was eisewnere. inxougn 1 tne stranger icit, uw siausiju, wno is
me. nowever, shall two nearu never oe known ior nis eccenincuy, waw 4 round
saddened. I have made him my partner and looked his clerk in the face, ifhe lat-
and given him the widow's daughter to ter thought his hour had come. f .General I
wife?' Gmtmul I GENERAL I " bre 'ofe the
The niwiy-nimj ecnjw H M w ' employer, 'ga, young inar peg
A Prompt Witness.
Perhaps one of most "enjoyable"
things in a modrrn court of justice
where not unfrenently innocent witness
es, who are losing patience, time and mo
ney in their compulsory occupancy of
the witness stand (which pa a pilory,) are
-Dauyraged" and tormented is tno tor
turing i,n return of some impudent un
feeling advocate. A good case in point
f n a rmrt not mors than about five
thousand miles away from the city of Goth
am a legal gentleman bad gone through
the various stages of bar pleading, and
bad coaxed, threatened, and bullied wit
nesses to his heart's content, when it chan
ced that a very stupid fellow, an hostler
waa called upon the stand. He was, in fact
simplicity personifled. The counsel. It
should be premised, bad made a great fuss
about the previous witnesses speaking so
low that he could not hear them.
"Now, ;sir," said the I-arned counsel,
"I hope we shall have zm . difficulty In
maalngpfltp.,, Sfi himself P
m r out tt
And the loaf was cut aside, for even
Mr. TTnhhard did not dare to eat any of it
Mrs. Hubbard got over her fright
at laat bnt the news of the aw
fullv marked loaf spread through
Tl and the neoDle came to
Hnhhard'a all the week to look at It. It
was a death's head and cross-bones certain'
ly ; every one saw that at a glance, but as
to its meaning people differed. Some be
lieved that it was a warning of approach
ing death t some thought that the spirits
wanted to frighten the Hubbards away
and mt noaaesaon of the house again all
to themselves. This lstter supposition
inspired Mrs. Hubbard with courage;
rina.11-. bpinp a brave woman, she adopted
the belief, and when another baking-day
arrived, nut her loaves into the oven once
more, prepared for cross-bones and not to
be Inghteneo or mem. m
aa hefore, Thev came out brown and
ornatv aa Mrs. Hubbard turned each in
her hands. There were no cross-bones
wiaihiL hnt nn the last were sundry charac
ters or letters. What no one could tell
until there dropped in for a chat a certain
printer of the neighborhood, accustomed
to reading things backward.
" Bv George 1" said he, " that is curious.
That 1 1 curious r e-s-u r- g-a-m, resurgam ;
that is wnai is on mo ion 1 common.
" It is what they put on tombs, isn t it ?
..vut ivmr Mrs. Hubbard, faintly.
WelL yes," said Mr. Hubbard, being
nhllired to admit it " but it is not so bad
as cross-bones and skulls."
at TTnhhard shook her head.
"It's even solemner," said the ltttle
woman, wno was nut suu
. linimiat as bread-maker. " I feel conn
dent William, that I shall soon be re Bar
gained, and what will these dear children
do tnen T'
Anri now that the second loaf was be
fore her eyes, marked even more awfully
than the first, Mra Hubbard grew really
i. and thin, and lost her cheerfulness.
.. . . : r.m. W Aval
1 naVe pnaXatUUCUS Dug v,..
and over again, " that the third baking will
decide who the warning belongs to. I be
lieve it is meant ror me, ana time wm
show. Don't you see how thin I am
grAnd though Mr. Hubbard laughed, he
also began to be troubled. The third
baking-day was one of gloom. Solemnly,
as at a funeral, the family assembled to
assist in the drawing.
Five loavea came out markkas; but
one remained. ......
Mra. Hubbard's hand trembled ; but she
drew it forth ; she laid it on the tray; she
turned softly about At last she exposed
the lower surface. On it were letters
printed backward, plain enough, to read
this time, and arranged thus :
Died April M,
lamented by '
her large taally, '
Mr. President and Gentlemen:
It is my painful duty to mar inese iea-
tivitles with the announcement 01 ine
death of one who was dear to us all our
tried and noble friend, the " Keilahie con
traband." To the world at large this
event will trifig no sorrow, for the world
never knew him as we did. never had such
cau?e to love him ; but unto u$ the calam
ity brings unutterable anguisn ior 11 ner
aids the loss of one whose great heartbeat
for us alone, whose tireless tongue vibrated
in our interest only, whose lerveni lancy
wrought its miracles solely ior our en
rir.hment and renown.
In his time what did he not do ror us r
When marvels languished and sensation
dispatches grew tame, who was It that laid
down the shovel and the hoe and came
with hpalin? on his wings ? lhe ltenaoie
Contraband. When armies fled in panic
and dismay, and the great cause seemed
loat hpvond all nODO OI SUCCOr. wno waa
it that turned the tide of war and gave
witorv tn the vaneuished ? The Reli
able Contraband, v nen aeair nuug
shadows about the hearts of the people,
ml anrrow aat on everv facfl. who waa
it that braved every danger to bring
ottnorinir and Incnmrtreherjsiole news from
V, , r, . A
tha front T ine neaaoio
Who took Richmond the orst time r 1 ne
T?i;.hi Contraband. Who took 11 tne
unnnHtiniai The Reliable Contraband
Who took it everv lime until the last and
thpn felt the bitterness of hearing a nation
.nniand th man more wno took it ones
tk.n that dtp. ter man who had taken it
.irtimM before? The Reliable Contra-
R.d When wa needed a Diooaiess vie
tory to whom did we look to win it? The
Rp.iia.hU Contraband. When we needed
tt make the oeoDle's bowels yearn.
and their knotted and combined locks to
stand on end like quUls upon tne iretiui
nnrmnin to whom did we look to fetch
it? The Reliable Contraband. When we
needed any sort or description of news,
rmnn ant sort or description of subject
who was-it that stood always ready to
steal a horse and bring that news along?
TV. TfolUhla flontrahmd.
My friends, he was the fa'.thfulest vaval
tw ewer fonirht bled and lied in the
.ir.rinna ranks of iournalism. Thunder
.d liffhtninir never stoDDed him ; annl
hilated railroads never delayed him ; the
telegraph never overtook him ; miii'ary
uoreav never criDoled his knowledge;
.trtpo-ir. fVinta never confused his judg-
,, U.t 111! kin..
ment; cannon nana cuujuj.
couldn't find him; Satan
"'.' : . . . . ., 11:. .
t. mu r f nnirtn t eaten mm. ma inhu
mation comprised all knowledge, possible
.T.d imnoaaible: his imagination was
utterly boundless; Jus capacity to m
mighty statements, and so back them
nn aa to make an inch of truth cover an
.A-, nr wrnnnd. without aDDearing to
trtih or tear, was a thing that appalled
wen .the most unimDressible with its
The Reliable Contraband is no morel
Rstn, nt the. war. and a necessity of the
war, and of the war only, he watched its
tnnk notes of its successes and
reverses, manufactured and recorded the
most thrilling features t,f its daily history,
.! ii,.. .hen it died, his great mission
was fulfilled, his occupation gone and he
No louraaiUt irt preteat eta Iy Mi
feat but failed to catch the trapeze, owing
to her nervoUs state, which was natural.
under the circumstances; but she was
aed fYwfi inlnrv bv her commendable
presence of mind ia not letting go of the I
rones. The consequence waa that she
swung backwards and forwards amid a
scene of much excitement, and was re
lieved from her petilous position by the
audience, who caueht her and carried her
to the stage. Philadelphia Inquirer,
A Hovel Wedding.
A young couple were married lately in
San Francisco on the bay, under rather
trying circumstances. The young man
and woman loved each other fondly, and
determined to seal their affections by the
bonds of marriage. The young girl's
father objected, but m she was of legal
age, which recognizes her, ill th!s particu
lar at least, as entitled to vote her hand
to whom she pleaes, his objections were
worth nothing. JJ reading, nowever, ui
an interruption would take place If the
ceremony were conducted in a church,
the happy couple hit on the idea of hirirg
a tug-boat getting ine minister on u uu,
and putting out on tbe bay, and
there hate the ceremony performed. This
was accomplished, and, wniie secure rrom
the annoyonce of ffafents, or the impor
tnnitiea nf friends, the hatirrv couple were
united. Some portion of the . tug-boat k-NatQMliel Niles, at Madiaoa.N.J-and
n.a.hinerw crave wav with aternble crash. . tho Wilson and the
" . t.JIW nf
A com? aht has been formed in New
York tn bring fresh meat to that market
from Teias. The entire hold of their
yrssels is lined with a non conducting felt;
and by chemical means a cold below the
freezing point will be kept up.
A whitk baby was picked up a few days
ago on the Din river, near 8uth Boston,
Va. It was ia a metallic coffin, with a
bottle of milk at ls mou'h, and a roll of
greenbacks under Its head, while newly
plucked roses decorated its strange cradle.
Thzke is a man living in Northampton,
within three miles of the railnjad, 83
years of age, who ha been ia but four
different t jwns in his life, has never been
inside of a railroad car, ana naa ner
slept in any house except the one tn wnicn
he waa born, has never been courting and
never kissed a girL
It is recorded or a uatnouc inaj, u
Northumberland. England, la the last cen
tury, that she married thrice, her first
husband N-ing a Quaker, her second a
Church of England man, and her third a
Catholic; and what is more curious still,
on each occasion she married a man twice
v nwn p- at 16 a man of 83 ; at a
man of 60; and at 43. a man of 84.
Thk champion strawberry has been ex
hibited in New York, it measurou ia
inches around, and weighed one ounce
.r., ..wn nennvweieht. It was raised
machinery cave WSV '
Although the wedding party were startled,
and confusion prevailed for a moment a
irk of aatiafaction seemed to pervade the
appearance of the bride and bridegroom
nn the recollectioa that it was not the an
noyance of a father. However, the tog
- .... . I .1 .1 nA
was so injured tnat sue tuum
a aiimai of distress was hois'ed at the
conclusion of the Ceremony, and the tug
Lookout having responded, ine vtaier
Witch and the wedding party returned to
Experiments with Bain-Water.
Thai TiareTI 1 Maes 1 Courier says that on
the 4th of June, 1828, Mr. James V. At
kinson, of that city, caught some rain
water from tne root 01 tne boubb, put
it in the pans and let it settle for twenty
four hours, and then corked It ud in two
gallon demi johns. The water was occa
sionally tested, and, in 1833, when Presi
dent Jackson paid a visit to Lowell, Mr.
Atkinson carried some 01 tne water uio
Merrimac House, and Uenerai j season,
Secretaries Van Buren and Woodbury,
and other dignitaries then present, tasted
of the water, which they pronounced
equal to any spring water ior purity ana lTrT'ita mWay. and removed earth
sweetneas. In 1850 Mr. Atkinson carried fi. km 'tnUcement of which by
some of the same water 10 aiontreai wu
New Jersey, has christened it the '
Th report of the Inspectors of Con
stabulary in Scotland for the year ending
March 15. 1869, states that the number of
tinkers, gipsies, vagrants, and other per
sons who havVno spparent means of up
port has increased ia Scotland to the ex
tent of 18.000 within the last two years.
The number nf vagrants now amounts to
61 036. or 33.690 men, 20,736 women, and
A pafeb was recently read before the
Ac!emy of Sciences, at Toulouse, France,
to prove that the trunks of trees arenot ol
a circular, but of an elliptical
axis from east to west being longer than
that from north to south. The mesor
eight distinguished observers of the ope
rations of nature are given as supporting
the fact mentioned.
Th other dav a seam in the rock
cutting nn the Ridgefleld Branch rail
road, in Connecticut was charged wun
forty-two kegs of powder and la VT
of wtrrvg!yrrine, the whole ctbv $m
The explosion snooa tne WUJUU""'
Qaebec. The Mayor or tne lasi namea
citv. and prominent men of both places,
tasted tne waier ana kubu tro.tuj
sweet and palatable. The following year
(1829) Mr. A' klnson, about the same time
in June, caught water in the same manner
in two hogsheads. One of them, an oil
hogshead, was noi oisiuroea uuruia; m
hnr waa rfiTprm ud witia iwiru
IU1U1UU " - " - ' ... .
boards. A film of oil rose 10 tne top 01
the water, and in September, on opening
the hogshead, the water beneath the oil
was found periectiy pure anu a wee. 1
point made is, that rain water caught at
mis time 01 year, ay wmio
week in June, will keep a long time per
fectly pure and sweet Experiments per
formed since show tLat water caught later
will invariably grow imrure and tainted.
Mr. Buckle's Law of Average.
Tm late Mr. Buckle, In his "Introduc
tion to the History or civilization in
England," somewhat startled ine worra
by announcing a theory of average, which
he applied to all human actions, and from
which he argued tnat we migm iureo
future. It was philosophy teaching by
statistics. In such a space of time there
would be so many forgeries, arsons, and
murders. Jhoi oniy uu, um mo
would repeat themselves In the mannerof
their perpetration ; just ine same auiu
would be by poison, by tbe pistol, by the
bludgeon, Ac. If in any three months of
1S2U, SIX Sons naa aiuca. ww -
like number of cases of parricide, with a
certain increase for tne increase 01 popu
lation, would occur in the same three
months of 1830. We were under the
operation of a law seemingly beyond our
control or recognition.
This ex'raordinary theory haa seeming
ly just received a striking confirmation in
the registrar general's report of accidents
la the streets of London, For many jesrs
past it has been observed that for the fiist
19 weeks of tha year Just 74 persons hare
beea killed fcy being raa ortr la tt
IBU ll 1n.-
th nanal ennrse would have cost I4,VW.
A CHkMisT in Eng'and ha discovered a
fluid preparation which he afflrms wui
cause bodies plunged into it to petrify and
become stone within five 7eW
The secret of this process WVSJ
to himself. He throws out the suggestion
that in time, if pwna will only pres rve
their relatives and friends with his fluid,
thev will be able to construct dwellings
with thi m, and thus live in residences sur
rounded by their ancestors.
The one hundredth birthday, of Mrs.
Ruth Hemphll, of Henniker, N.HJ .was
recently celebrated. She was the first
female born in the town. Her lather.
n, Vluu.. Hartshorn, bnilt the UTSl
STTa. ajvui.v r . ,
frame house in Henniker, and it now stands
in good condi'ion. It was in this house
that Senator Patterson waa born. net
father, James Hemphill, served in the Rev
olutionary war. She is the mother of ten
children, four of whom are now Bring
and among her descendants is one of the
WHT H COUtDH T J OUf THU ChTXCH.
At a recent meeting of a eux-kBoWere cf the
ot which appeared
ehe W!th rTmaaiBV for
taw of 'a
Iowa Falle Slonx City Balimsd Coaapaaf. Jofca
L Blair, nf New J ante J. tat rresiaeat '"T "
pany told the following story, reported ta tae
DabaqM Tbsws, ll!ertratre of atorala of prairie
lannera. when lumber la concerned: . .
- Wail traavitnc last samajar. fco tfP
aa obacara little town, 1
Onabs, tfee lnabitants
.Mt.k! AAA. T IB
. . . ii.i ft. Bl... .nnWMf hl I
leaders aad Inqairrd If they had aj ptaaca-lnsToattnrttat-soctlen.
- Presrhiog.' "id the per " dT.r
yes; we had a powerful revival "a r laa wl 3t
and all got converted baton "."
,j .. 1 ..- .k. A.k estil ha had stolen
timber eaooxh Irom the railroad company to
fence) hia fj ro.'
After this honest confession BJar awaav
attrmp-ed to detect the thteree. "'".""2
Tks they moot have, and they ware pareaaasm
Ithoat aoy qaestloaa."
A x Elastic Acs. "How are oW you
aked a railroad eond actor of a little tlrl waosa
ber motb-cwM Irvine to pass ol Wif achat.
"Ism nine at host, bai ia u ss
Qi wwtins Wl troops.