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WHDEL NUMBER 323,,
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TO MY WIFE.
BY BENJ. F. TAYLOR.
ielity--bi ud LoV 6 aff e; 3 T " V .? "
t Iwioet bis whiffs and gained nia fejes, "
' ' iOoks dowa on life's unendod paffe, ? : '
Looks tip and sees the ssure slea. .
HeV safe to stay while we abide,' -'"
Hie time for flight forever past, :1 - ! J l
Tiitbe we three whatu'er betide - -5. - y - -
3 tWiiiie roses blow and lilacs. last. , '
No bankrupt firm ia this of ours,
But rich as Jane in sans and showers. -
- firing out the ledger ! Everything
That men call gains shall be for sale
vAy, tot them go for what they'll bring,
" WoTl keep onr looses til) we fail I
Of old when Judahs children wed, " '
They pledged their faith in crimaon vine,
Then broke the crystal as they said '",
No lips shall toifch its brime but mine !
This shall no meaner love profane !"
The shattered symbol fell like rain.
JEfone stooped to pink the fragments np-T
Aff kaew xtio llttpi? tl toko teioaat
ZBehTild, bulbve had crowned the cuxv
' ' No matter wltore the goblet went I
And s,9iy wifa, Jtulah way k '
We've drank life's trolden draught of wiiiik .
n4 rtrewoj-he Tasejs gUtterJngfiIa - CI V
TtWwhrrtttb scoiptarea figment s-fihifi!
qUK&kA&61 It4TbAFnowB J
UoSV rich and grand this Firm has growfi. J
The flock of clonds we always keep
Are marked with raiubenw yvctyno.
We know oar own celestial sue5, - -
Xhat iftirong the blue aud graze the sun ;
c Tis- fliw toecr them trooping Jiome,
' Their fleeces tangled tbiek with stars 'r f
Tis fine to watch them as they come -
And wait at Evening's golden bars ;
; Their shadows fall mpon our way,
As if old Nibt had walked by day
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And left her foot-prints as she went ;
Borne look like graves of friends that died,
Whose sunken motmds the sward indent -1
. Of babe and gallant bridegroom's bride' '
Of golden tress and silTer hair,--' -
And some like hopes our hearts have shed.
That fell as leaves in autumn air,
And crtibli beneath our tuoaguti u tread.
ear Wife, we have no clonda to Vail i ',
Tear Wife, w hav no clonds to Vail
The imam the ecus nine As so wett I
An angel troop this Tirm commands,
A score and one they stand in line, '
And swing aloft in radiant bands .
A score and one of Eves divine !
Of Chris toias Eves and Christ mas b4l
And Christmas sifts with blessir
. That bring n all, by mystic P!
In kiBBing ranee of Parsdir , ,
' My Wife, we JtmT aot gve ihe i i
' To mend again the ehatlr- oup
iinuniiur nrifiMt tv ini
veoore-of bei fried towers
M bird-like Wishen. bred and born.
tfuurlnir soncrs those birds are ours
-Wo count our twentieth New Year's Horn ! .
No birds to sell, nor songs nor chimos, '
.. Well keep them all till harder tixnesl .- "-
We have some castles gray and grand ..J ti
That cloudless suns do shine upon ;
Along their halls" retainers stand
And speak Castilian every, one..
"Nobody diea who dwelleth these! '-94
- They .have a clime where tempests swoon,
' No craves to make, no empty chair
And Cbristmasin the month of June J-
N 111 make the deeds you'll sign Utein surey
' And castles twelve we'll give the poor I it -
Am corn along the bladed West, -'
We have them still in broider'd life, ;
uae nowersrpoira weaaiDg vest.
There comes a little sounder sleep, , 7
There comes- VTioher shtFfr dawn,'
fTill then well keep oar flocks of sheep,
No castle, cloud or angel gone. -Down
flag of red ! Well make no sale,
Bat hold our losses till we fail I '
f- - " - : "
. Td-tnake all sure my Will behold :
" To Her who kept this Firm alive
I now bequeath my clouds of gold. .
My angel choir, my castles five, -Aly
score of belfries, all my sheep,
The fragments of the sculptured vase,
3Co have and hold and ever keep ln
And yet I've done no act of grace,
They all are yours, but whose are yon ? .
I freely give and keep them too.
THE DREAMING BEECH.
tlian a hundred years have passed
since it was struck by liKlitninjr and split
from top to bottom, and the plow has.
well farrowed the place where it grew.
Before that time the mighty old beech
tree stood, some hundred yards from the
first Looses of the Tillage, on a grassy
mound, a tree such as one never sees in
these days, because animals, plants,
trees, and men .are becoming small and
.mean. - - .- .. .. . . " .. . ;.
The peasants said the tree dated from
the early Christian era, and that a holy
apostle had been massacred beneath.it
by the false heathen ; that the roots of
. the tree had drunk up the apostle's
blood, which, rising through the trunk
and branches, had made them so large
'and strong. Who tliowB if the legend,
be true ? - Anyhow, there was certainly
xne carious fact coneerninp; the tree.
and everybody in the village knew about
it, small and great. -. Whoever fell asleep
under the tree and dreamt a dream, that
dream would surely come true. ' k,
(from timeiatmemoriaI, it was called the
Dreaming. ;Bycir; fartd A rw oner knew it
by any wthiur naioe. Fhere- was, how
ever, a peculiar, tonditiap . nttache"d. to
the dreaming, and. if anybody lay down
under the Jpeech with the idea of dream
in pr of some one particular thing, then
the dream was sure to be nothing . but
confusion and rubbish and ' nonsense -of
all sorts, of '.which' no one could make
either head or tail. Mow - this waa
Buredly rather a difficult stipulation, be
cause most people are so very likely to
think, of wnatiies nearest the neart ;
consequently, at the time this story
commences - not - a man or woman- had
ever tried the plan with success. Still,.
for all that, it was not to be denied but
that the tradition of the Dreaming Beech
Gnerhok Bummer'rJifiy; wnen rnoETiTt
breath of air fctjrre'd, "a ppor jOnumeyman
came wandering along4he roa Things
had gone very badly with him for many
years in foreitrn parts. - -When. Jb-e
reached the village he turned his pockets
inside -eat for the last time, but, alas !
they were empty.. -
"What am ltd ddrhe thought to
himself. " I am tired to death, but no
one will take me in for nothing, and it
is hard to beg." Just then his eyes fell
upon the noble beech tree, on the greea
grassy slope ; and as it stood, only a jUr
yards ' from' the road, he laid himself
down under it to rest. - A gentle breeze
sprung .up and C yustled among the
branches, whilst, here and there a gleam
of glittering sunshine fell as , the leaves
were moved, disclosing glimpses of the
deep blue sky beyond. Then the tired
wanderer., closed 'his eyes and slept.
Whilst, he was- thus soundly slecrfimr. a
branch dropped from the Beech 'tree.
with three leaves on it, which fell just
on- his breast.' ' He dreamt that he sat at
a table,-in a most cozy room ; and the
table wiffl his own, and the room, and
indeed the whole house. At the table,
leaning on it with both hands, stood :
youne woman, looking .lovingly at him
and that was his wife. On his knees sat
a child, avhom he was feeding with soup,
and because the soup was too hot, he
blew upon the spoon to cool it. Then
his wife cried out, laughingly, ." What a
capital ;nurse you mnie !" :". Jumping
about the room was another child, a fat,'
rosy-cheeked urchin, dragging about a
large carrot, to which .he Jiad tied a
string, and shouting out " Tally lio !"'
as if it were the -finest fox. - And both
(children were his own. : -'
- This was his dream ; and it must haye
been a very pleasant . dream, for his
whole face . beamed, in' his Bleep, with
happiness, t. '
' When he awoke it was almost evening,
and before him stood a shepherd, smok
ing. ' He sprang up from the ground
much refreshed ; stretched himself k. and
yawned, saying i
" Heavens 1 if it were only true 1 but,
at all events, it was pleasant to know
how it would all feel 1
Then the shepherd came up and asked
him whence he came and whither he was
goinpv.and whether he ever heard of
the w.nderful beech ? p , ,
' Having .learnt .he . .was as intloJent
about it as. a new-born-bibej.he.j
f ' " WeU;-you're a lijckjr flog !.-Fdr'any
bne coald read W 'your iaceyou were
Ureaming, raotliing. pleasant. -I was
looking at y6n for'' a long time,' as you
lay there." And he tola 411m .the . peu-H
liar nrtue of" the tree. " It s suro to
come -true,'' her added,' " as" certain'Ms'l
that this is a sheep and that a lamb.
Ask the people in the village if it is not
Bo. Now just tell me what who dreamt. "
Old fellow," answered, .the young
man, grinning, " that a the way, is it,
fori question strangers in these parts ?
L mean to keep my beautiiul dream to
myself, and you can't be surprised at
that. But for all that nothing will come
of . it and he really ' believed what he
was Bavin jr. for as he walked toward thtf
village, he murmured to himself, " Stuff
find nonsense I old wives' tales ! I
should like to, know how a tree could
come by such power !" .
As- he came into the village he saw
stuck out from the roof of the third
house a long pole with a golden crown
dangling from it. And . below, at the
door, stood the landlord of the Crown
Inn.., He happened just then to be in
trood humor, for he had' a very good
pupper, and was feeling, hi consequence,
qmte happy and gehiaL: So the young
laborer pulled pff his-cap, and asked for
a night s shelter.- -xne lancuora 01 ine
Crown looked at the smart lad, in his
dusty, ragged clothes . from to top to
toe, and then, kindly nodding, said to
him : .--.
" Sit down here in .this arbor ; I dare
say there s a bit of Dreaa ana cneese ana
a jug of beer to spare for ye and a trusB
of straw in the loft at night"
Whereupon- he went into the house.
and sent out his daughter with the bread
and cheese and beer, and she sat down
beside the young roan and asked him to
tell her of the foreign lands, and in -return
told hi all the village gossip, and
how the corn stood, and when the next
dance at the Crown would be.
Suddenly ehe rose, leaned toward the
stranger, and said :
" Pray tell me what those three leaves
are, sticking out of your waistcoat ?"
The young man iooK.ca .down ana
found the twig, with the three leaves,
which had fallen upon him while he
slept. It was caught in the flap of his
It must have 'fallen from the great
beech tree lust outside the village. " he
The cirl listened attentively, "waitifTg
to hear what he would say next. . vynen
" . . . . : w trt - .
he had-4ieased speaking she began to'
question him narrowly, till she had as
certained beyond a doubt that he had
really fallen asleep under the great beech
tree, "and that, moreover, he knew hptli
inir of the wonderful power and proper
ties attached to. the trees? For he was a
sly dog; and pretended to know nothing."
- As Boon'as she had done questioning,'
she went and drew him- another jug pf
beer, and "pressed 'him to drink, telling
him all the lovely things she had herself
dreamt,, and what a" pity it was they had
never come, true;' - . --: ? -"J
Just then the shepherd came from the
field, driving his sheep through the
village.- ' ' r ' f.v -.
1 As he passed the Crown Inn, he saw
the two sitting in the. arbor in earnest
converse, and hestood still a moment,
and said V , r r '
f SAa,!yfeS,Tie31 beure haiellyvnth
oeautifjil. dream, though I can get noth-ihg-ouf
him." 1 'And-tierf he-drdVe n
liis sheep. . -- :'.e-"r , ;'.-. -s.
' When the girt found, do what she
would,1 $he could trot learn 'anything
about the dream; nor curiosity Knew no
bounds, and at last she eould confcTOl
herself no" longer, and asked" him' out
right what he had. dreamt while sleeping
under the beech. . . .
S Then the young mail, who was "a mis
cihievous rogue, and in yery high spirits
about his pleasant dream, with a sly
lpok aad a wink said : .-
j " Ahl. Ijhad-.ft.taost glorious dream,
which must cpine true ; but I dare not
Bat she worried and teased him so
that at last he drew his chair toward her,
and told her quite gravely : , 7 1 .,."
i " I dreamt I should marry the, daugh
ter of the landlord of the Crown .Inn,
and that after a bit I should' become
landlord myself !" '"T"""
i On hearing this the' girl grew as white
as a lily and then -as red as.'a rose,, and
got up and walked back into,.the house.
Then after some littlejlme she came
again, and asked ii he Jiad really dreamt
it, and was quite in earnest.,
i " To be sure, to be sure,w said he ;
'f she who appeared to me in the dream
was most certainly just like you !"
Then the girl went again into the
house, and did not return. She walked
straight, to her own room ; and thoughts
flowed through her brain like water that
runneth apace.- First '- one idea, then
another "chased it away till back came
the first thoughts. There was no end
to the confusion. " He knows nothing
about the tree,", she said to herself,.
'he dreamt it, and whether I wish it or
no, it will surely come, to pass ; there's
no possibility ol -charimng'tliat."' f And
1 with this she went to bed, and dreamt
the whole night : of the - young- man.
When she awoke the next . morning; 6ho.
knew his face by heart, so often had she
seen it in her dreams during the night.
And he. was a very gootVlookixig fellowj
too. ' ' . . ' "
The young man had slept soundly on
nis bed of Btraw. Dreaming Beech,
dream, and all he had said to tlie land
lord's daughter were alike forgotten.
He stood at the door of the tap-room,
and was jitst shaking the landlord's
hand, and wishing him ' good-bye,"
when the girl entered. On seeing him
ready to start, an indescribable feeling
came over her, and she could not let
him go. .... .
j " Father,' she said, '' the beer has
not yet been tapped, ar.d the young
man has nothing to do ; couldn't he stay
a diiy longer, and earn, his bo.ard. aud
lodging, - and get something beside for
the journey home?"
I The landlord had no objection to make
to this proposal, as he had just had his
morning draught, and was in the best of
Somehow the beer-tappinc procrossed
but slowly. Then came bottling the
tvine, and when the cask was empty.uid
the bottles fulh thrr- the iil hoaght
he could ne ill th4yrfeld-or,aAi When
that was finished there were so many
things to be done in the garden that no
pne ever thought of uef ore. So wees;
after week slipjjed by,; and every night
she dreamt of him. In the evenings
She sat with him in the arbor by the
houBe. and when he told her how
toughly strangers, had -treated him, and
what hardships he had gone through,-lt
was really very singular, but a gnat or
a hair was sure to get into her eyes, so
that she was obliged to wipe them with
jJio corner of her apron.
, And so it came to pass that at the end
of the year the young man was still in
the house. And then the floors were
scoured, and whito,sand and fir twigs
strewn in all the rooms, and the whole
village had a holiday. It was the wed
ding day of the young journeyman and
the innkeeper's daughter; and every
body rejoiced at it, except just the few
who sulked because they were jealous or
pretended to bo so.
t Not long after, the landlord of the
Crown Inn was decidedly once more in
a .happy frame of mind. He had been
eatiag and drinking to "his heart's eon
tent; and 'sat in his arm-chair with his
snuff-box on his knee. Long he slept ;
and at last, when they tried to awake
him, they found he was dead !
f So the young journeyman became
really landlord of the Crown, as he said
he would in joke. And, indeed, all that
J.e had dreamt under the beech tree
ame true, for soon he had two lovely
children, one of whom he probably took
sometimes 01 his knees, and fed. with, a
spoon; and possibly blew upm tno:'food
when it was too hot. Perhaps, too, the
other boy ran about the room with the
carrot j but the person who told this
tale did not happen to mention the fact,
and I forgot to ask about jiLrBut it
must have happened so, because what
ever' one' dreamt under the beech-tree
always did come true, to the very let
ter. . Que day, about five years later, the
young; landlord, for such he now was,
hod come in, and was sitting in the tap
room, when his wife ran in, and said to
i " Only fancy ! yesterday at noon one
of our mowers fell asleep under the
Dreaming Beech, without knowing it,
and what do you think he dreamt 2.
Why, that he was immensely rich ! and
only think who it was Caspar, old Cas
par, who is half-wittedl and everybody
pities and keeps only for charity. What
one ho.dowrttf all' h-money?"
1 " W 1 T- " lanirnMl T.llu nnSI 1'lTli'l iwvnr
Wife," laughed the husband, " how
can you believe such rubbish? Yeu, a
sensible woman I Just reflect for ope
moment. t.Howis it yessiblo' a -tree-van
ioreteu 1110 iuture -lutjit u
an old and beautiful tree ?"
1 The wife gazed at her husband with
-vtfondering eyes, shook her head, and
said slowly :
" Husband, don't speak so wickedly t
You ought not to joke on such sub
jects." , . . t -.
" I am not joking, my dear," replied
. : For a time the woman was silent, as if
she had not nchtly understood him.
Then she said :
. ."Why pretend what you do not
mean ? Surely you'of an others, have
most reason to be grateful to the tree.
Hasn't all you dreamt under it come
f t " God knows." replied the husband.
when she had finished speaking " God
knows .1 am gratefuL grateful to Him
ahd-.to' yoit Yes,' it 'was a "beautiful
dream, and I remember it like yester
day ; but everything is a thousand times
better than ILroanSk itand vr. Jovet a
thousand tftoes prattiejfnd dearer tharfj
meu'young;-womHWnpippearea- in mj,
dream. Bgt as pegards -the-iree,'"iiy
darling, this is niy'opinibn : If a man
loves dancing, he
-will soon find
tSe music to dance to, and echo re
peats the words that are spoken to her.
I had been for so many years wretched
a id miserable amongst strangers, it was
no wonder if onceHia'd- way I dreamt a
. " But still it was strange that you
should dream you were to marry me."
. ' 'M never dreamt that X, , All I saw -wo?
a young Woman, wifli two ;children, but
she -was not half as pretty as you, Or the'
children either. "
,"Fie!" cried the wife; "do you
mean to deny mo or the tree? Didn't
you tell me the first day we met ? It
was in the eveninx. out there in the
arbor. , ?Diln't-yam tH me"- 4i bad!
dreamt you-werl t4;marryrae
come the landlord pi the (Jrown inn i
jThen.the.man remembered' the joke
he had played his wife, and said '
" It can't be helped, dear wife. I
djd not really dream of you, and if I
sodd so, it was only a joke. I remem
ber you were so very -inquisitive, and I
wanted to tease- you. ''tt - J
(Upon this the wife burst into a flood
oil tears and left the room. When he
followed her, she was standing in the
court-yard, stilb-rsryimg.'-" He did" "all he
.could tobcomfoxt her, but' in vain. ,
" You .have -stolen my love, add cheat
ed me opt ' of fay , heart, she said ; "I
shall . nevei? "be -happy again; no !
Then he asked her if she did not love
him more than anybody in the world,
.and if they had not been the happiest
couple iir the wlffcle village" JT ??v
She coald not &onj thin f but, "never
thelesa, she remained sad and' misera
ble, notwithstanding all he could say.
So he thought, ' Let her cry herself
out to-morror;-sne ' will.' be herself
kgain;" '.'Bnt'she Was not Jlerself again
for.tiie; next fnorning, thongh-she -certainly
Jiad jCeiised weepjng, she was sad
der and graver1 tlian ever, and pointedly
avoided her husband. '
J Eyery attempt at reconciliation failed;
nearly all-day she sat gloomily by her
self, starting . whenever her . husband
ame near.her' ' ' ' ' ' . , .
j -This state of thihgs continuing some
time, he also began;to grow melancholy,
fearing he had altogether Jost his wife's
love. Silently he moved about the house,
thinking how to cure the evil ; but no
idea occurred to him ;' so at' noon ho
went out into the village,' and 'loitered
carelessly through the fields. , The rich,
ripe corn waved. like a .golden Jake, and
the birds sang sweetly enough, but his
heart was full of sorrow; ' In the dis
tiuaoe : stood 1 the old -Dreaming Beech '
4ieen- of .the.i forest it towered towards
heaven. ,Xt seemed to beckon him .with
its ' green 'waving branches' to 1 come
nearer like'a good old friend. He went
and- sat ; beneath its ehodo, thinking of
days gone by. Five years had passed
since he, a poor miserable wretch, had
rested there for the first time, " and
dreamt that pleasaiit. dream. How
pleasant I for it -had lasted five years,
and now all gone 1 all gone I forever
andever,;j' . ? .-!,!
Then the beecji began to rustle, again,
as it had' done , five 'years' ago.'.and to"
inovo its mighty1 branches ; and as they
moved-: these fell,-' as then, the golden
glittering sunlight across its. leaves, and
through the boughs peeped. eyer , and
ahon'the4 deep' : blue sky. TCIien Jiiis
hear grew-calmer, 'Ond ho" slept. '"Sodrt
he dreamt that dream again of five years
ojga. The-woman &r- th table- and-the
little ohildreB at their play ; but now,
the faces were "the faces of hid own dear
wife -and -- children', - and she looked at
him'withiejlarge.browneyes so kindly;
ah,' so kindly t -; And then he awoke; and
found it was only a dream ! : More sor
rowful than' before, he broke oft a BmaH
green twig from the tree, and went
home and placed it in his hymn-book,. '.'':
; The next ' day was .Sunday, and as
they went to ehurch the leaves fell out
at the wife's feet. . He turned scarlet as
he stooped - to pick them up. and put
them into his pocket. But the wife had
Ten it and asked what it was. ' . '
, " Only leaves from the Dreaming
Beech, which is much kinder to me than
you are. Yesterday I was resting be
neath it and fell asleep. It wished to
console me, for I dreamt that you were
kind to me again, and had forgiven
everything ; but it is not true. The
good old beech, though it is a noble
tree, knows nothing about the future."
The. wife gazed at him, and it was as
if & ..f had ioBaad her
face. - - -
" Husband, did you really dream
" Yes," he answered, positively.
. And she knew it was the truth, by the
twitching about his mouth, like one
who has a difficulty in restraining his
tears. . -
! " And I was really your wife ?"
" lie ally my own true wife and she
fell on his neck, and half suffocated him
with kisses. : .
1 ! Thank God," she' said, " now it is
all right again ! I love - you so dearly,-
how dearly you can never know. And
all these long weary days I have been in
such dread,-lest I was wrong in loving
you, ana tnat uoa meant me to nave
another husband.' and von. another wife !
fr you certainly ' did rftealTny heart,.
. you bad man and there was a deccp
tion at first yes, you stole my heart,
but it did not do you much good,' for
you-know things must have happened
jiist as they did, whether we would, or
no." -.men,-after a. pause, Bhe gon-
a;1 .1 . ' . '
' j" Promise me never to speak slight
iflgly of the Dreaming Beech again ?" .
; I never will, for .1 believe in it as
you do, depend upon it, though in' a
different way, perhaps. And now let us
paste the leaves in the beginning of our
hymn-book,' so that they may not be
lost." Chambers' Journal. '
lA correspondent writes from BOylo's
camp: "japt. jack was grievously
disappointed that Gen.' Davis did not
meet him on equal terms, when his ten
mile ride brought him to headquarters,
He thought himself -a great chief,' and
expected the commander pf the opposing
iorces to meet mm ana . nave a taiK.
Talk goes a great way with an Indian,
And he supplements his defeats and his
victories, and introduces all his great
movements and transactions, with an
interminable amount, of . talk. Gen,
f Davis iyTlbt much on that layHJTit,1-!! ,-
to tell the truth: lie doesn t understand
thp "Indian ' traits .and. hobbies , well
enough ' to tret the truth out of them
wlieu they . do talk to him,' The' most
unkindest cut "of ajl was" when the Gen
eral returned, . to Jack's protestations
that he should never try to run. away.
ankwer that he had found him out to be
such a liar that hewouidt?t.boligive him
11 ;he swore by the four Modoo lakes.
Popr Jack, now wert thou indeed fallen
and treated despitefully !" ' '
A patronymic Romance.1 Thirty years-
&o, a young man entered the city of jn ew
lort in almost penmlesBs condition, and
a single acauaintanoe - in ' the
great wilderness of houses. To-day his
same is'; known, Wherever , humanity
breathes. It is spoken in every hamlet,
is heard in every city, and is as .familiar
to the worker in the mines as to his
brother in the mills.' and . wherever lan
guage is known and ideas expressed the
name of this penniless, unknown, and
uncouth - lad of thirty years ago is ut
tered. , It was John, Smith. ,
A CtjmoDb CLTrfATB. The climate of
l-.Peru is set forth by a correspondent as
'exceedingly peculiar and . strange. It
Kneyer rains there, we are told, but dur
ping certain seasons, and when the at
mosphere w tulett.wjtjh crfudjB a,-4 dew
falls - bo thick,' heavy: and continuous
that it will saturate the heaviest clothing
m jess trtiui hart ran Hour.' 1x110 cm
ing and going of "the clouds that distill
this dew-js-nnother strange tliinir ."'con
nected with. Peru. The changes are re
ported so rapid and violent as to startle
' ' ' ttisccliaacous. "; "
MacMahon 'is fond' of .'childreri' and
eigarfe. : " . ::' . ':"--' . -'
WaiiWOBTh's brain weighed fifty
Ounces,.- -- ; ;
1 Aoasiz thinks insects possibly have a
Certam intelligence. '' ' '
nPrrrt TiinnctA in -'MrirfTWfaVirw.n ,T1ot4i.!
in' which President Folk was married is
now used as a stable. : , : .
The working population of the United
States is estimated at 13,000,000 one
third of the population, .
The estimated cost of Chicago's new
Grand Pacific Hotel was $1,000,000.
The actual cost was $1,000,857.94. :
! m. riuz -. i.
Grand Pacific, fifty-nine flights of stairs,
thirty-eight miles of wire, 9'J9 windows,
and i,070 doors. ,. . ! . - . .
1 Prof, ' Aoa&siz - says that , .educating
males and females together ia ." in the
nature of things unnatural and inexpe
dient'," because there is "as real a dis
tinction of 'sex ' in the mind as in the
body pf human; beings. - v
JNjiw -Hampshjbk 'is Bcriously 'begltf!
ing to think of amending its constitu
tion by abolishing the clause which pro-.
vides that none but Protestant Church
members Bhall be eligible to the Gov
ernor s. chair i6r to the Legislatures -": .
A ; . t"ahbb ' ' in ' Massachusetts,' '" who
arewi impatient, -the other eyening, at
the prolonged stay of an ardent admirer,!
. y . 1 1 -, 1
ap. nis oimguber, pntereo. iuy room tutu
ihvite thei'younff ma'iw;' 'remain to
b,raakfasi The young man deelihed the
invitation. . i;o!0;
BaiiFH Wai.d T,MXBaot- denies,' 'nbt
without something hke indignation the
report - tnat jNannetto D. J-jnerson (fhe
who ' claims to have written ." Betsey
and I Are Out")' is his cousin, bit in any
way related to the - Emeraons of Coil-
cbrd, M asa. -, 4 ; : . .',... t
! The great pneumatic tube of Brisbane
lias failed. , Even between the Capitol
and Government Printing.. Office, at
Washington, it does not work satisfac
torily.'- Pneumatic : expresses may in
tone traverse the land in all directions
but the. .tinie is evidently not near at
! An astrononfist who has counted them
and knows,-says, only about 6,000 stars
are visible, to the naked eye in the clear
est night. 1 An - ordinary opera glass fox
inspecting calves and other - animals.
brings about 20.000 into new, while the
largest telescope in existence renders
25,000 visible. .
Pounds sterling were substituted for
fvnnea iUTtixo telpgraphio announcement
of the sum the Shah of Persia intends
to " go through" in his summer's trip.
Instead of $25,000,000, it is only $1,000,-
000 ; so, in place of being a spendthrift
and profligate, it appears that the Shah
13 a parsimonious old miser. . -
In sneakincr of Kinc Mirambo. of
(Ten trn.1 Africa, the dmirt .Tnurna.1 savs
that a monarch who would take the
trowsers sent . from missionary-inspired
ladies of Aberdeen, split them in halyeB,
nil them with sand, and make a war
club of of each leg, cannot' be forgiven
upon the ground of mere eccentricity.
- It has'been .shown bv" careful invest!
gatioh that the- amount of heat received
from titie sun ill one minute is sufficient
to raise .the temperature, of Jive and a
half cubic miles of water to one, degree
of , centegrade or an amount, of heat
equivalent to a 'force required to do the
'work of. two thousand steam engines" of-
one hundred horse-power each, working
continuously for lour thousand, years,. -
TVtzztk and I4YDIA i Taxi.011 ' five years
ago entered the :JolBce ' of- the Charlotte
Jieriublican as ' compositors. . They af
terwards went into the Battlo Creek
Journal office, and since that time they
nave earned trom xa to zu per week.
"From their earnings they have support
ed their mother : as housekeepers they
have lived well, bought a piano, taken
music' lessons, gave SfLW toward the
building of the Baptist Church at Battle
Creek, and have saved $1,200. ' They
are unmarried. , .....
- The following story is told to illus
trate, the strictness with which-.the
Onnard Steamshin .Dine is mana&red:
The captain of one of their New York
ships having lately married,- asked leave
to take .his wile with him on one voyage.
'This was granted, but, on going to take
command when the ship was ready for
sea, he found one of his brother captains
on board, from whom he learned that,'
though the company had no objections
tpjiis taking his wife to America, they
were not wmmg 10 trust 111m with tne
-.. ,! ; .' -'. -
.'! Influence, of Sex on Chime. An in-i
veBtigatioii'intb the nature aud' cause of
crimes in-1 Massachusetts 'has developed
thp rather unpleasant, factj that a uttle
ovur seVenty per cent, of the females' ar-
rested'or imprisonedare guilty ol oEtences
against- morality, and that fpr 43 very
100 men who have been sent to prison
182 times, 100 females-have been-sent
there 342 times. , The other day. a wo-;
man was sent for the tenth time to the
House, of Correction ; and one. of- tho
Boston judges, knows a woman, a good
tailoress,' who has been drunk nearly all
the tune during the past .fifteen years,
excepting during , the months she was in
limbo. Woman shouldr take -her sex
bodily in hand and raiBO her in the social
scale. Perhaps- the chief .'fault lies in
women, who are more . susceptible , to
temptation than men.
.'- . . . '
What Consumptives Need, The late
Dr. Marshall HalL of England, said
- If J. were seriously ill of consumption;
I would live out doors- day and night,
except in Tainy ' weather or mid-winter ;
then I would sleep in an unplastered
log-house. Physio has no nutriment,
erasping for air cannot cure you
monkey-capers in a gymnasium cannot
cure you, and stimulants cannot -cure.
'you. What consumptives want is air, not
physic pure air, not medicated air
plenty of meat and bread."
I A Maine court has lately decided that
a railroad ticket is good for six years if
not used before the expiration of that
Animal and Vegetable Life at the
I The followinsr. extract' from the report
of the Polaris investigation will be found
interesting: " '"'
On board the Solaris are spbcimens or.
drift-wood pieked up on or near the
shores of Newman's Bay and Polaris
Bay, among which 'Mr." Myers thought he
recognized the walnut, the ash,- and the
pine. Among numerous facts that ap- J
pear to DC enown Dy tne testimony
elicited on the -exanunatiMi, .we - may
mention as pne of much-interest, that
the dip of the needle amounted to 45
deg., and its' deviation ' 96 deg., being
less than at Port Frulke and Benselaer
Harbor, as given by Dr. Kane and Dr.
Hayes. - .The rise and fall oft tides was
carefully . observed, the average being
about five and-one-half. feet. , The
fre&test depth of water noted was about
00 fathoms! The existenco'of a con
stant purrent southward- was noticed by
the, expedition, i(s rapidity varying with
the season ana locality., ine .winter
temperature 'was, ' found "to ,. be much
milder than was expected,- the'minlmunt
beinar B0 degrees below zero in January,'
although March proved, to be the. eoia-f
est month. The prevailing winds, were
northeast; although , there were", occa
sional 'tempests' from the south west.
High winds were notieed, however, from
all. points of the compass. Bain was
Occasionally observed, only on . land.
however, the precipitation presenting
-. i . , 1 1 . .
ltseu -over uie lee in tue -irui ui enow.
During the summer,- the extent -of both
lands and elevations, was'. A are of .snow
and' ice," excepting patches here t and
41Am fV.A lVU)a nf--4r.o WV.- "s'rVi
VUVlO JUUL lAUU DUUUU Wl IV ayVIIHa, a aaw
soil during this period waa covered wrthT.
a more or less dense vegetation of mosay
with which, Bevexai arctic plants were
interspersed, some Of them of consider-
aoie oeamy, ono enrareiy wiuiout scran,
many small willows scarcely reach
ing the dignity - of. shrubs. The
rocks noticed were of ,a schistose or
slate nature.' and in some instances con
taized fossil-plants,' epecimens ot which
were collected. . Distinct, evidences of
former glaciers were seen in localities
now bace of ico, these indications eon-
Bisting in the occurrence of termmal and
lateral moraines. Animal life was found
tp. abound,, jausk -oxen being shot at
intervals throughout the winter. Ueese,.
and duck and other water fowls, mclud-
ln r- riiovers . and other - wading Diras,
abounded dunng the summer, although
species of land birds were" comparative
ly few. No fish . were seen, ' although
nets and lines were frequently called
into play in obtaining them. . The wa
ters, however, were found tilled to - an-
extraordinary decree . with marine
invertebrata, including jelly fiai " and
shrimps. Seals- were - very abundant.
Numerous insects were observed also,
especially several species of butterflies.
Also flies, bees, and insects of like
The Oldest City in the World.
Damascus is the oldest city in the
world. Tyre and Sidon have crumbled
on the shore, liaaibeo is a - ruin ;
myra is buried in a desert ; Nineveh
and isabyion nave uissappearea irom
the. Tigris and the Euphrates. Damast
cus remains what it was before the days
of Abraham a center of trade and
travel an island of verdure in the des
ert : " a presidential capital," with mar-
iwl and , "sacred, associations - extending
through thirty centuries. It was near
Damascus that Saul of Tarsus flaw the
light above the brightness of the sun ;
mo street, wmcu is caueu oinut, in
which it was aaid .f? ho -prayed," still
runs throutrh the: city. . The caravan
comes and goes as it did a thousand
years aso : there ia BtilL .the. sheik,' fh
ass, and the water-wheel ; tne merchants'
pi the u.npnrates ana tne meaiierra
hean atiJl , occupy" these "with. 'the
multitude of their wares." The city
which Mohammed surveyed from
neighboring height, and was afraid to
enter, " because it was given to man to
have but one paradise, and for his part,
he was resolved not to 'have it in this
world,."-ia td-day what Julian called the
" eve: of the East." , as - it Was,": in the
time of Isaiah, f'the bead of SyriaH1'
It is still a city of flowers ; the streams
of Lebanon and the' "silk of gold" still
murmer and sparkle in the wilderness
of the, Syrian gardens. .-. ; '
Oh, the Girls!
' The girls1 5n the principal cities in
this country are-noted as follows
. Baltimore, the. handsomest.
Boston, the most intellectual.
-' New York, the gayest and most ex
pensive in dress.
' Washington, the most airy andjsnper
"' Philadelphia, the most refined and
Chicago, the fastest and most dissipa
ted. t ,; ' ' ;
" Bt. Louis, the most reckless. , ,
New Orleans, the most'truthfuL
ChicinnatL the : awetost i-and : most
amiable.' , ;r . ,-
f ' LouiBviile, the proudest.
. Detroit, the Wildest.) '. .' a
1 Cleveland, the most graceful and eo
tertainini? in conversation.
Han. Francisco, the most indifferent.
' - Richmond, the most anxious to.be
loved: -- -' ' - .-''-- - '
, Mobile, the most liberal entertainers.
Hartford, the best musicians,
v Buffalo, the dullest. -
- Rochester the lontrest hair. '
" The girl in the., country as making
the best wife.
'i ; .
A oqEBESPONDHNT of tlie Practical
Farmer' says: "I have -known many
men, and women, too, who from various
causes have become so. mueh affected
with ' nervousness , that .. when . they
stretched out their' hands' they shook
.bike aspen leaves on windy days ; and by
r i . , i , i ,
a aauy, moaerate use 01 tne piaacnea
footstalks of celery leaves as a salad.
they become strong and steady in limbs-
as other people, i have known others
bo very nervous that the least annoyance
put them in a state of agitation and
they were in almost .constant perplexity
and fear who were effectively cured by
a daily moderate use of blanched celery
as a salad at meal times. - 1 have known
others cured by using celery for palpita-
' 'One of Byron's sons has turned up in
RAIN AND SHINE.
, , . B
V...MM.kTM.A.M.nAlhli4-1lMj 1 'till
The.ftelds i erf eat mortar, mire the highway,. . (
(o4UBee ror ft crop oi .fye u u
, It is rain, rain, nothing but rain .
. TT un. niu IU. pwi , .w. r . f j . , . .
Why, ait the in house and Righ and repine,
Of proapectWe woea, hoald theaun neiaooa llunft
a-nat-a -wai ne-a timet j w m -
.'.-.,- r- ' : " ' i , : . . ,- Jl' J
oi.il. .-.--' t-f .-
OUiDO Buijro, ,
No cloud to be aeen for many along day,' 11 ,:.
The fields -hard and dry aa the dtnty highway, J
So chance for a crop of rye, wheat, corn or hay .. ,
It la antae; mine, notning m ui i
Vh,t will the noor farnier do T r . . ,
Why, wander abont aad moan end complain ' ' '
Tnat wora ana no worm are emumj , r
Unlee we aeon have a goodahower of alm o il J 4 '
U hat -a what ue-a unij to on. ...
Ttj,1n nr ahlne. . -
We hear from too many Uie sad, aad strain, .
It i nothing but shiue or nothing bat rain,; J.
Sou eqauiy aesui 19 uw iuo m uo 8f i , .
JLJiq tne.Caane VI tumaj wmm.:i ... .
. n V..... 1 .1 thm "u- fapnu., H ,1 9
Why, amile wlten it shines and amile-when It ralna, . f
And take it for granted from all bia peat gaina,
That God knows what 'a beet foroll Uada of gralna
That's what he coma ana enoura ao.
i A poseb for an oculistr-rA. window
blind.' .''" i" ":i
! What" is stronger than ft'COuniSil 'of J
ten?.; A potent-eighty I..' ol rii ."i
If you want to know whether a tree, o
is hollow or not, ax it.. .
Why ' is 'mid ocean like Broadway ?.'
Because there you'll see the big 1
i An. editor's pistol having beer, Btolen,
tura it ho will give bin thft oontentaand
,U UUTC4UOCD Ll.aU 11 vuc wuivA. "
Tip questions .asked.;; ,' , ,L.j n
A Mhwbsota man was lately fined $ 10 f
for' abbreviatinst the caudal appendage"
of a neiglibor's pig-ndiaOw theJ tuee-i- i
4.'.... .... . . TF An inili fit T11V f till" ia .
"worth $10; how much 'would if cost to "
"gq the whole nog.:: . :.uu sin-.
! The first verse 4t the pffioe-seeker'a
song now is said to be as followa: ;. , .
1 " O'l I6ng to be a Granger,
Ana witn tne uraogera ecsncv fs . : t,.H
And a pitohfrir-raiy fcand."
The JocaL editor 'ot -one Of -'our ' ex
changes .baa a bursting ' paragraph ;
as follows :' Delinquent subscribers . .
should not rJerthit -their daughter fe '
wear this paper for .a buetla. .There, berj,
lntr so' much due on it, there is danger ,
of -taking aoTJldJai. I -u "; -! .-''" .
' A" kan "in "Cincinnati . owned a pot
panther. Last week he went; off with !
with nis wife ana lamuy iot a visit oi a
couple of-: days, leaving the pet panther .
-and -his mother-in-law to keep house, ,
On his return his grief can be imagined. -
nn-rtiiuvivArv fli of jt was the nanther that
was dead, not tne momer-in-iaw. . xua
old lady had talked the poor animal to
death,; . .
The "India-rubber bustle" ia again "
heard from. This time it was a Brook-
lyh young lady, who was thrown from '
her carriage coming down the hill from- .
Prospect Park! . She made 97 i bounces, I
in ' all, and waa ' finally rescued, by a ' '
hook and ladder ..company, from ' tho
top of a telegraph pole, where she Jiad
stuck in attempting to complete the 98th
bounce.- ,' -ioi jtl-.-"
A Pouohkeefstb belle, who sported: aU-
long curt and a love of a bonnet, visited ;
tne menagerie tne oraur uay. one go
too. close, to the .monkey cage; and her-7
tnischievous prototype reached for that
curL - He got it, -and with it the- rest of
her false hair and her love of -a bonpe.'
The entire family of monkeys began to
wear the bonnet, and made sorry work
pf it, wkilq the giri-well, what: she- did
can be imagined. ... ..... -
The . proBDerous . undertaker! of a, I
neighboring town is 'a 'shoemaker by .
trade, and an ' acquaintaboe calling km 1
him. at few days since was surprised to; J
find him seated aJt ,th ixwifh, and leg-
ging away .air ma termer Dusiness.
" Hallo, u said tne visitor,. " a ; ;
thought you had left the care of eoles '
for -that .iof bodies." - "Bo I had, -so5 1
had," said the carer of sole and body, .
with' an emphatic rap of nis Hammer
and- a-htidderW-o"the- left eyelidj
But Db., S-tt went to Europe, .V8.:
month, 'an' the' tierr 'in business ain't
wut' f olleraV, now.' ;'" - . -"-3 "-
Air Irishman ' had' a deant'; Whteif
tamrht him . the danger of i delay. .. "Ij
dreamed," said he, "I was wid Uie
Pope, who was as great a jintleman 'aa
any one in the-district, an he axed me . .
wad. I drink. Thinka It wad aliduct
swim;, and seein'. the Innishowen tandV v
lemon hnd sugar pn the sideboard I told .
him I didn't care' if I tik a wee dhrapor-;1
punch.; ; Cowld or hot axed the Fepe.
' Hot, your Holiness,' I replied ; and bfe
tliat he stepped down to the kitchen -for
the burn' water, bur before ne got back, 5
I woke atsaigh-frsip.''-'' And now it's''dia-" .
tre&oing fcBeididnJt take it aowld. . -
. ,. .
One who was a stammerer for .years, . . .
writes i 'No stammering person ever
Lfpuiid anyi'difljeiilty ' ainging. . Tha;-
reason of this is that by observing tne .
measure of the music, by keeping time,
the organs of epeeeh -kept in such
position,. that enunciation is easy.' Ap
ply the same rule to reading or speech
ana tne same- result win -ioiiow. -uet
the. Btammerer , ;ake a. sentence eayj .
this one : ' Deander swam ' the Hellee-
L . . i 1 , 11 . I .
puilv, atuu. KUUtHUHW All VJ CJ llAUlH,
scan it, keeping .time . with the finger if JJL
necessarV. letting each syllable occupy.
the same time, thus :' Iie-an-der-BWm-' J
the-Hel-les-pont,' and he will not starn- ,
mer. Let him pronounce slowly at first,
then faster,: but - still keeping tim
keeping time, with words instead of. eyll. .
tables, and he will be surprised to find
that, by at very little 1 practice, he will "
read without stammering, and nearly .
rapidly as persons, ordinarily talk or
read. - Then practice this in reading and ' '
conversation until the habit is broken, , ,
up. Perseverance is all that is neoessa- .
ry to perform a perfect cure." .
A Hks Swallows an Eaolb. A Mis
souri paper wants its readers to believe
that a gold dollar was found ia the crop
of a hen, which the misguided fowl had
swallowed before the firing upon Fort -Sumter.
She failed to make a " cor
ner" on her gold deposit, and finally
lost her life in trying to resume specie