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daily in Faris through pneumatic tubes,
from and to the central office and its
succursals ; time of transmission, three
The Rothschilds are about to'lfiVest
$ 20,(HK),0(M) in mining enterprises in the
Pacific States, on the representations of
the mcmlier of the family now making a'
tour of this country. ' ; . f f v.-'
Skverat, fine logs of magnolia are to
1 shipped from Florida to a .New York
house for the purpose of engraving.
When thoroughly dried they are said to
lie "very slightly, if at all, inferior to
box-wood. Florida can furnish an in
exhaustible supply of the material. '
Minnesota is to have a state inebri
te asylum, and the liquor sellers' will
have to foot the bill, the supreme court
having recently sustained; the constitu
tionality of law imposing a tax for this
purpose. A fund of $10,000 i already
on hand, ami $30,000 will probably have
Wen contributed by the liquor sellers by
the first f July.
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The reductions in tho pay, of em-;
ployes of the Western Tnion "Tc'Ieg' aph
company extend from top to bottom with
savage impartiality. President Orton's
comes down 25 per cent.; all others over
$5,000 a year 20 tier cent.; all between
?2,500 and $5,000, 15 per cent.; between
1,200 and $2,500, 10 percent.; lictween
$'!00 and $ 1,200, 5 per cent., and lielow
$000, nothing. - , .
Dr..Glenx, of California, is doing a
fair fanning business, lie is now ship
ping his wheat crop, amounting to K,0(X)
tons, to San Francisco. The grain is
placed on lioat at Jacinto, carried to
Knight's landing, 'thence "by rail to Val
lejo, where it is reshipped by water to
San Franci.xv). The crop at present
prices will net $320,000, the freight of
the same amounting to 10,000, leaving
the doctor th snug little sum of
Extreme?! meet, and in this "doctrine
is a whole library of explanation of sing-
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uiar tilings, j'liysicaiiy extremes are
always meeting. " Westward the course
of empire takes its way; "our fathers
came from the cast and our songs go to
the West, but if we should wish to see
our fathers we should only have. to go
far enough to the westward, whilo if we
chose to travel long enough towards the
cast we should come across our son
again. In the ring also extremes aro
always meeting, and the ring is one of
the symbols of eternity.
General CoMjriTT, of Georgia, in a
recent address, said, "To remove stumjis
from a field, all that is necessary is to
have one or more sheet-iron chimneys,
some four or five feet high. Set. (ire., to
the stump ami place the chimney over
it, so1 us to g'e the requisite amount of
draft at the bottom. It will draw like a
itivo. The stump Will sncii lie con
sumed. Witli several such chimneys of
different sizes, the removal of stumps
may le accomplished at merely nominal
lal)or and expense.
A (ii'iAN'Tic new bridge is alM)iit to le
I'lii't Serosa tho St. Lawrence at Mon
treat to accomiiioJrf!: Hfeet car
riages and liwt j:is-ieiigers as well a lail
road trains. A viaduct -1,X(0 feet long,
in twenty spans, will conduct from Sher
brooke street to the river; five spans of
GOO feet will cross the river to St. Helen's
idiiml, which will le traversed by a
viaduct with twenty spans of 120 feet
'JiHi, while twelve spans will cross the
tihnntig.ibie cft.-innel south of the i.-Iand.
The bridge will be 1.'o le-t oyer the level
tf the river.
Mrs. LorisA M. Am'ott may 1e
crcdilt'il with inventing n new sulistitute
for a speech. She visited the Sirosis the
other day and was formally presented to
the dub by the president as the "most
successful woman author in America,"
and being on her feet, told a little story.
;-'io .', -if Vassar college the girls, as
usual, asked for a .sjWlr, and when she
also, as usual, told them sde flctcr had
and never intended to make one, they
reqne.-ted that she would place herself in
a prominent position mid turn around
slowly. This she consented to do, and if
revolving would satisfy or gratify Sorosis
nhe was willing to " revolve." '
A XE0i; loy in Fairfield county,S.C,
was packed up in a bale of Votton last
week The deceased was engaged in
packing cotton at Mr. James Jones' presw.
Alxmt hall a bale had lern trampled
down, and the other bands went for more
cotton, the deceased being ordered in the
meanwhile to drive out sonic cattle. ( n
the return of the bunds the loy was not
to be seen. The balance of the cotton
was put in and trampled but slightly,
the bale leing light. The bale was then
packed. On removing it the negro was
found dead in the middle of the bale. It
is supposed the Imy entered the box and
bad gone to sleep and was suffocated.
New raids of Mexicans and Indians
arc reported as taking place on the Kio
Grande. The system inaugurated by
Captain McNally, in command of the
state troops of Texas, seems, in the ab
sence of any aid x tended by the govern
ment, to Ik" the only method of securing
qu'n t in that region. McNally proposes
o follow the raiders back acro.ss the
river ami punish them on Mexican soil.
As the Mexicans arc constantly filling
their orders lor K-ef cattle by riding into
Texas, the Mexieau government can
take no exceptions to this violation of its
soil hy Americans. The Mexican claims
commission, appointed in 1S72, will,
probably, make a rcjiort to congress next
month, nt which t,ime something should
be done to restore quiet to the disturled
region along the Kio Grande.
America owes a debt which amounts
to $ l a head for every m:in, woman, and
child. This is considerably les than the
average indebtedness of civilid nations,
-while we are much letter oil' than a
d ion nations, including France and
Jr,at r.ritain. The following little
table has lioen complied to show how
much the nations owe jer head:
K.. m ..r
I '"i il til 11 i
N t ! A ...........
1 ink -v
A rK-Ti t Hie a.
I nilfl Mult.,..
I " I 1' i-ncnav
7 I I'jiriiliMT
V' ' Spin
l i I Krrinc I....
I'. I N. lli.-il in.N
i; I I'iM '.iifKl
I i iM it It li A
Ori'Ht l.ill.iin ..
: , ll;llv...
' I I'.TIl ..
of the indebted nc.v is
jti.J per capita.
while the frugal Swiss
and the provident Scandinavians run it
d.iwn to almost nothing. As a matter
, of faJtT wever, some of the nations
that owes the most per head enjoy the
Very best credit.
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By 'HORSLEY- k COD
The khedive of figyf t is 'Offering T an
other' lot "of Sucj; ' cnal ' share ' to' the
highest bidder. Ferdinand De .Lesseps
is trying to buy- thetoek lor compuy
of French, capitalists, b ad England
has gotherjiand in 'that' fie,' she will
doubtless outbid the Frenchmen. -.Shej
is determined to control the" canal.
J hey nave got Jonn Lninaman jn
Australia and don't know what t$ do
with hinu John-it a standiwpr coruin
drum with the Francisco dignitaries.
They have tried cheating, mobbing,'
shooting, and various . other . innocent
little expedients with, about ;as much
effect as popguns -.have'' upon an jymyof
foct'ists. ' Is olody lias sugged an appli
cation of kindness. It would be a novel
exedient, to be sure, but it. might pay
to try the eilect of a powerful dose.
A Madrid dispatch speaks of prepa
rations for the coast defense of Cuba,"
when the Carhst insurrection is rtnp-
preK-sed."" ' As i t lfoks tiovr; itr wi ft- ben
long lime before those heavy guns are
placed fn position oil the? Cubau-ihoref
I Kn Carlos, having just been left a large
fortune by the death of his uiicle, will
le able to hold his provinces indefinitely.
Can ned fit-U generally js nut a partic
ularly wholesome food, and that it is not
infrequently danirerous. It should never
be eaten ..unless it had been -heated
to a lxi ling temperature shortly liefe,
even though it is preferred cold subse
quently ; and that it is 'particularly lia
ble to spoil foon after opening, under the
most favorable circumstances. ' Brands
devoid of these necessary directions for
safe use should be avoided, and persons
who persist in putting suc h food upon
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the market wittiout precautions, snouiu
be placed under hard restraint.
. The discovery of a lxiling lake in the
island of Dominica, hai excited". iAucK
scientific interest, and investigations of
the phenomenon are to 1k made by geol
ogists. It appears that a company ex
ploring the steep and forest-covered
mountains behind the town of llosscau
came upon this boiling lake, about 2,500
feel nlxe the seal levej, and two miles
in circumference On the wind clearing
awav for a moment the clouds of sul
phurous steain with which tho, lake, was I
covered, a inuuud of water was seen ten
feet higher than the generanevel of the
surface, caused by ebullition. ... The uuu
gin of the lake consUU of botU. of sul
phur, and-its overflowing found exit by
a watcrGtll pf great lieilit. . t; tv j ,
LATEST NEWS SUMMARY.
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The jxdice of St. Louis have beeu
ordered to arrest evervliocly hcIIiii?; Missouri
sl;!ti lottery tirket.. -
(iov. IIcifdriTtoi, of Indiana, has ac
eeiited au inviUiMoii ( deliver the opeuing
address of the southern state asrii-'iHaral
and industrial exposition, at New Orleans,
on the 2th of February.
The failure of West, Edwards & Co.,
of Atlanta, is the heaviest one that lias oc
curred in that juirt of the south. They have
about JiW.OiK) in ae!ount due them.. Their
asset altogether, including the accounts at
face value, will approach $.'."iO,ihi0, whereas
heif liabilities junouul to aloiik.$'Jl,oyO ,
The1 Secretary of the Alabama State
Grange ropnttx that some granges in that
State were cornpoi-WI tf lw much town and
city material, and that llww have generally
surretidi red their ( barters, iiineh 1 the :id
vantage of the order; those members who
were farmers joining other granges, and the
others going cut.
A violent earthquake shock was felt
at Richmond, Va., last week. The guests at
the ilitl'erent hotels were so alarmed from the
rocking "f the buildings as to assemble in
the parlor cu deb:ibiTle, ready to leave.
The alarm was generil. th shock being felt
in all parts of tho city, aud tlui citizen lciv?
ug their domiciles in fright,
djfliculty oocurrod -in . Frt'etown,
opposite New Orleans, on the Cith, between
a few whites and blacks, which resulted in
ltn or two of the latter being roughly han
dled. After that quiet reigned until about
.-even o'clock, when Barney M'Cabe, John,
r.oifsreU and Jean C. Bousselt, while stand
ing in ifovt of ix liar at E'lWCr'E qotl'cc-UoUso.
to Ik- served with ilrinlcsj wor fin-it at. f?r,
groes, and the first two were instantly killed
and the latter probably mortally wounded.
Senator Johnston, who has. just' lieen
re-elected by the legislature of Virginia to
another term in the I'nited States senate is a
uepbew of (ien. .Tiwcph K. .lolinston. - lie is
about ;w years of age, and, beforo going to the.
senate, never held any nblie office except
that of judge, to which he was appointed by
a military commander. " '
Dispatches from Fort Clark state the
Mexicans crossed the river twelve miles be
low San Felipe, surprised Fund's ranche.
killed three mon and captured all the arms,
hornes'and six hundred cattle.' Omnpaftii
of citizens are organizing to Jollow them.
Much trouble is Jipjifeliemled, h. .hijcrible
massacre is reported near Atoka in 'the
Indian Nation. Tin- bodies of four persons
were found lr.rui f on the priLiiittH u of
which w rc females. Two were borfted
youd recognition. 'The otlwr were wfiitog.
A pony, with a lady's side-sad die, a d: nrtd
a gnu were found near.- TUey had all been
shot. Three men wen- seen riding nine
miles from the spot, and are supposed to
have done the shooting. The prairies wen
fired to destroy the trail.
The city of New York contains 1,Oli,
P:i7 inhabitants, and Kings count-, including
Brooklyn, .".ynii;.- TUc voters in XwYodr4 woincB, and the attitufl of society J to
and ITrooWvn are as follows i; - -kJ wrdsfthem? A lit tie child strays from
Native. Foreign. J her hoin enclosure, and the whole comz
New York i,rH7
Krooklvn r.l.lio on, ir-J
Thus there arc over fifty thousand 'more
foreign voters in New York than there' are
native l-m, among - these btt-r .mnit bo
many who. arc the sons of foreigners. In
the last ten years the number1 of naturalized
foreign voters h;us about ditibled," while th.'if
of native liorn has only increased trupn 51,
.M.H1 to S.,(07.
The California race has lecn once more
postponed, this time until the 2L'd of Febru
ary, AV ash melon's birth-day. '
It has been discovered that the ctate
treasurer of Kansas has been so foolish as to
pay f 17.S4.S.75 out of the treasury fur forged
. .t I rr-i : . .
i school nonus. mcrc is sirong suyncion
I that he knew the character of the paper,'and
a suit has hern brought against him ud his
nurt-tifs to recover the amount.
Gen. Jove liar, Spanish minister of
war, haj been appointed Cant. General of
Cuba, vee Yalmaseda, resigned.
'ount Vesuvius shows a gradual in
crea.-e el lire and Mimke. Tlie iustruim at;
I i , ot-fult-t ! rto - -itr ln
ut rt-f.-iai t.n
ill.. lutH n-mu
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jn- the obierratotry are in motion and Prof.
Pahdieci predicts a long perid xif eruption
It' is notfeenerally knowq that tlirQ.is
4twre and prosperous Irish settlement in
the Argentine Republic in'South' America
la c-iio of the pro-.inees, Buenos Ayres, there
t". 4 I'wi'uifuioB ui ; nearly -uu,uva.. oj. w niwi
nearly, half H 7rhUfJ' It fs a "rich, glaring
eoujitry, and th njot-eicnsive - farmers iu
the provined are Irishmen, whb'hbld'im
Bid e tract of land and carry en a iwool
trle thaVVivali Ausiralia'. In fhey
elijipeU 11H,000,(00 pounds of wool, i
A dispatch from San Diego confirms
the reports of anarchy in ,5oubr-, A reso
lution,' fs in ' progress in Yagin, the Indians
being in .revolt. - Gov. PesquieTa baa .levied
aip(ual tax to carryon the war.'The'revos
liitioiuu-y party in reported nlwui to invade
Sinaloa,', Business is pfristrated, :; No fnrther 1
demoostrations have bevu niad by the ban
ditti it Ciuujio.,' The' nresem-e of a .posse
iroin fcun JJicgo .keeps .them comparatively 1
ii 11 i .1 1 ' 1 . 1 1 1 (ltnr til pi.u t. -n ii r.a f r t fi it I
shonting anD pilffUiof IB tr1)rrfpri tfNJf
the recent rW.ctiiiopeS is'tnnAinhhA V
L&UiS.ethe death et tliarvcx. fttexicans on
the .border, with few exoeptiotisj are nt league j
if lift th banditu. , . . "
I That - the - French are de(ermined to
have every available " man ' under . arms is
shown hy Gen. Cissey's last order, requiring
the registration, for military purposes, of all
males born between Jan. 1, 1K35, and Dec.
31, 1S71. Defaulters will incur a flue varying
in amount from 10 to 200 francs, besides ini-
prl lament from 15 days to 3 mouths... .
3 reat Britain has now five iron-claas
under construction ; the Inflexible, to earry
four guns of the heaviest caliberj the Shan
non, a nine-gun screw ship: the Nelson and
??5rthampton, double screw ships of twelve
cubs each, and the Temeruire, au tight-gun
ship, i ' , . '
The khedive of Egypt, judging from
tfittj-inspatches, is finding his Abyssinian
campaign a more difficult niece of business I
than lie anticipated. A detachment of his
a rin v has been massacred bv the troops of I
King' Johannes, including . some American
oJueers. Isotwithstanding a recent fcnglish
in ferference with his operations, Ismail will
now .go into an expensive war with Abys
sinia, which will -result iu the annexation of
that country with Egypt. 'There' are difficul
ties in the way, because the .Egyptian gov-
nunrnt is not Very well supplied with fimd,
and tlie khedive has not yet succeeded in
entirely' subjugating Darfur. T''e Abyssinian
dilhcnlty commenced by an incursion of
those' people in Egypt, which was readily
made a pretext of w;-r by the khedive. Kil-
uji.' Pasha was Jlicn, sent fcouth, and has met
with success- hhi the '-present ;lrister uiuat
lead t(J Hhe-'x-oneentrti6ii -f the Bg-ptian
troo on the froutiur. -Enghuid, having in a
iifea.siire taken the khedive under her pro
tection, may yet have to assist her new ward,
asahcuiti inrKcy twenty years ago. . i . .
i The new line of fortifications around
Paris is rapidly approaching completion. It
extends over one hundred miles, and in
eluds inany- detached forts as .imjiregna
ble ds modern , military fceienue can innke
thetit But after the cats and the gorrillas
arcJall eaten ti, what then?
Of the Suez canal shares, there were
loo,inj iu)il., Eughmd having purchased
177,000 shares from, the khedive, there re
main 2J,'i,0OO to be accounted for.. It luu
beeii asserted, that 07,111 of these are held
in Fratcre; but on the other hand, it is said
that ilmy wrr mainly pnn'hascd by French
agents for foreign account. ...
Last summer Minister Foster stated to
the Mexican government that it was within
the power .of the, I'nited Jtate- government j
to protiiMr'aF rriitedy'wlfli' th-' approval ;of
Mexico for the depredations committed by
the jMcxicans on the American side of the
IlTo Grande. The remedy was for regular I
troops to follow tlie raiders across the
border, or to tempoiarily. occupy certain
points in Mexico where raiders cross the
river. ..The reply of (Jtti.Mtticu-feecreUry
of f 6 reign" ailuirii was-iliut tlia exeeative bad'
no ;uithority to grant such permission with
out the consent of congress, and it. would not
be prudent to ask fnr such consent,, as the
sentiment f the-comitry would" Kb't approve
it. Mr. Foster- remarked to thu seerctary
that if the; depredations -cnjiHttueJ, and no
ser'nus cfTorts-be made by thP-itexieaiiau-thorities
to jMMiish the miders, a repetition
of (jeneral M'Kenzie's course might be 4in
tieifated,. as protectio'n .6 ' Uu: "oif izeiiS' of
Texas must bonffordedj and it not givefl by
the Mexican goyeranient.it would coma-by
the I'nited Suites.. In addition to tlie de
nial by Mr. Marescaf,' '3Iexi"csin'"mfni.ster at
"VVajhmgton, of pending neffotlations for the
acquisition of Mexican territory, it may be
state 1 diaf 3liii5'-.'tr lister- In formed the
Meicair'gVivfrnnicnt' he was 'authorised "fo
sjy .that our government had no desire to
0lUire territory .on tlniir froutitr, but the
press in the United States, iu reporting the
frequent- leprsdation4wa(i creating strong
pul lie sentiment 'in favor of art aggressive
policy, iml the acknowledgment by Mexico
of its inabi iity to restrain the lawlessness
would Afford the strongest possible argument
to advocates of the acquisition of territory
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' . At the services in the Catholic Church
at Mayonoy Flain, Pa., last week the Kcv.
Paniel O'Connor, the pastor, read a letter
fmin ArehlHSh'p- Wood, .of Philadelphia,
which was the fnrmfd exenuimnnfeatinu of
the soelefy "known a.s the "Molly Jfaguires,"
otherwise the. ''Ancient .Order of Jliber
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lifc wler to pravoit.tho' recarrente
disa-fers'inke tliilt wfifeTi Iiap'peneil lot
amship Wae,-wuc iiaiisf oii,"trw treasury
(lepjirtiiieut lias decided that vessels carrying
oH oiust urieonditiiMially surrendi'r their cer
tiGcatei" Thia rill donbtlesl , a3iate the "busi
ness of running floating powder magazines.
. ( Ex-Congressman Jvtce, of Kentucky,
ha beeii appointed Coltgremiional Librarian,
in phiejtf J."J: Tistt, remnvetL ' ; . . -
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;LoJ.-rr Womex.Wc coAimend tho fol
lowing thoughts to the imblic: ' "Has it
ever occurred to you whatA cominentary
uiKui'fOiir civilization 'are' these lost
mifnitvia ftn the alert to find"' tho wan.
t . u. I.- tu...
(lereranu restyie it iu us iiuiuer n-a-raist
Whal .re juicing wliu. it i fouud, what
t ear f ul -sy in pat h y , wb a ft hea rt mess of con
gratulationsi' -There arei rtb-harsh rom
nioiits upon tirei feet, her-they ever .so
miiyT No" reprimaiiii fbt the foiled and
torn ' garments'. Xo lack bt kisses for
tho tear-stained face. 15ut let the child
be grown into womanhood; letb.etbo.ied
froni.it by 1hJ icQnnp of "jjrant;-yat
happens? "TWChriSlian men and women
go in quest of hcrt Do 'ther provide
all H)ssilJelelp for her return or if she
return of her own notion, do they re
ceive her with such kindness and delicacy
as tocure.her .against wandering? Far
from it. At the first step she is de
nounced as lost lost ! ;- Echo, friends and
relatives we disown you ; don't ever
come to disgrace us. Lost, says society,
indifferently, llow. bad these, girU are.
And lost irretrievably lost is the
prompt verdict of conventional morality,
while one and afl unite ia bolting every
door, lietween her and - respectability.
All? will not those lost ones b required at
our hands hereafter." ' -
Dr. Hill, a noted Illinois horticul
turist, says the lime remedy for the cod
ling moth ha-s proved completely effectual.
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THE ARI1IVK JIOTIIEK.
jIBICT. E. SANOSTEB.
On tlie terse
Of fh(r5TUfl,TWtlt(,i lluie,-
Wliere the wifolum of,tlieajies
I.iven in n-a:bliii'ii s
I this Mnry ltmn ago
'. lleiul, the iuintieams dropjiing low'
Through the lcvp ot onk nncl iiihipIo,
On (lie brown nd ni-iit !kt I
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. " I An J the lapphi ol rh'i htop f, fi ? p V
.'. And flic vwuil little "wliitfl, I i f J j.' K"
'., Each a (wpaiata (te ligkti; S 3 ff V i W 4
, 'Twiis the AoriTe mother's utory,
' t?he who, borne to Juiio'b feast
. . By her s.n, her pride, herjUiry,
; Nobler none in west "or east,
.. lifted up hw voice in r-myer
To the goddes.", crowued and fair.
'f fiKSl the&TTin critrfTr-tiif,liiF,v,
. , ' ;riw , ...till.j,t,..u rtiur1 ",'afttP
r Some ricli mierdun, like uo other,
, . Make them joyful evermore ;
. Bless them, totu-k them, queenly heart,
Wilh thineown divuieslriusti j
Poured ohe then the choice libation
. . , Of the sacrificial wine.
Ah. the binpts of alanition ! . -i
Ah.1imTiriir'htrllrniidi.iJhie! I iAf f
Woman, granted is Ihr buon."
Turniiur, beautiful with glailness,
1 AH her wmra erst lUictrae
BeaminK, hiiniinK. iihaming sadness,
LiulitiiiK ardently her faeo.
Forth she stepped, her matron brow
' Proud and cidm a.- Juno's uuw.
As before nrrtgress rnyj tjitfefi,
- I'nrteil all the ctUK-r thrnng.
And, to Juno's hirirhtness biynl,
i Fed her heart wilh shunt and sns;.'3
Hlilllhat whisperihrMiKkthe uuou . r
Tali her f Urantcd -is thy n.'V f ,1 ?S
' Are ye riceirinc I Vnii ! 'H'akeii f , ".
' ' 'irt-boriv twilmr aons of lainI ti . I
I f ,r roil in prayer have taken -
lieilge and vow at Juno's shrimt.
Sirniw, pain, or creeping fenrs
fshatl not blight your mauly years.
" Waken ! Wherefore fleep in daylight ?
Ah-h ?" a biller, wailing cry ;
Hudden, awful, hsiih tlie (tray nighf
l aUt a fp-ni th vli.-ioi sky.-k, i. ;
Isitthast hntli.limolie.ini? . ?-
Keops slip so ht-r pHgh'teif wordV" - '
l)i-id lioth wins! Kay, bniken-henrtCAl,
; Hapless mother, 'twas thy prayer
Tnat uo trial lwison-darted . .
Kveriuore their souls Fhmild tvvir.
They are ulad, with nladuss gruat,
Ufted far from evil tale.
liid the mother feel It ? Ixxielvi
Iesol:ite,inown l,xi e:u-y old.
It irrt.'.liino's answer. Only
Prayer unheard hud beeu iuj cold.
'Twas a jiitiles girft in sooth, '
Kinjitiod axius ami lIiutoil youth.
.Io we ken hnw our fMititions
Oranted niiirlil, Hk swnrd (,f wrath,
Sweep away the sweet conditions
t And the mercies from our path,
l-ave ua shorn of all onr pride,
KeiiceJoss trauiplc H cart asidn , n
i . .;. 'si?
flo we ken ? Oh, de:ir eoTiipassion,
' (irarious ruth, lliHt bids us wait.
Though we mourn, in thankless fashion.
That the answers tarry late,
And, o'erwbelnied by waveof caiv' .
Have no paticrice in our prayer!
, : - fltristyw Vithn.
CHASED BY INDIANS.
! I .
"-'A Ride for Life.
A TPVE tsTOUT ' r Y T1.IZAI5KTH
- THELPS. . . ..
How long ngo I cannot tell but long
enough for two little bovs to have grown
into two great men, and vou can judge
bow long that must lie as well as I
there lived ia a gentleman's family in
On gland 9 pretty housemaid fl.ud.au Jibn-
st young coachman, and in course of
time how much time or how little I
cannot say, tor tnis i a matter in wineii
it is not so easy to nidge or time the
housemaid and the coachman full in love.
was a very foolish thing to do, ' of
cotir-ie; out licople do loolish tilings m
this world tta.sionfiyt,even. so 1(M)lfeh aa
that, and f "don't "know'' hnt better 'wrfj'
than for wise people, like you and me,
to look on and say, " I'm so glad it was
hot I .'"and then walk oil'.
llio coachman's name, by the way.
was John, and the housemaid they called
So one dav,' when Snsair :'iraa "standiilg
in the garden Tdo0r with a-1 clean VhilC
apron on, and a cruel pink riblsin in her
hair. John c:une by with,, the sJvty
handled wldp m hm band, wiicli-he was
going to-iiolish w. He said : V fciuaan,-1
don't like these goings-on with tlie but
ler, and that' tlu. twitlu .
HKisansiiid, just ttirnmg her head so
that the unkindest Ixiw in that merciless
little pink ribbon shown like a star in
her lieautiful hair, "And what if. I - do
take a walk with th? butler of an even
ing when I like? It a'ui't any-niau'g
business, John Jacobs." w , . .
" I don't know ns it -is,"" said John, re-
llectively ; it had never struck him in
that light before. - He wished it were his
business with 'all his heart, but he
wouldn't sav so; and Susan wished the
same, you may be sure, but she couldn't
av ; so lie went awav to the great
coach house with bis whip, and Susan
sit down ou the steps with her thoughts.
And so, pretty soon, when the honest
co;u'hnian came. back, the' pretty, house
maid was crying.
Said John: ' Why, Susan. "
Said Susau : " 1-g-go away J M
Said .folin ; " Vou don't mean as you
Cared lieeause I was cross to you?
Sohlied Susan: 1 d-d-don t know-ow!
Said John: "Susan, will you Lave
Said Susan : " Yes, I will."
Now- I'm -not iroing t( write you a love
toryrbecau I. -don't lieliere the editor,
WotiM think that was jiroiier; but I had
to tell you aliout .loun aud Susan, lieeause
that was the lieginning of everything,
and, as a love story is the lieginning ot
vervtbmg, lierbaps the editor will ex
cuse us this.
.The long and short of it is that the
uinest coachman and the pretty house
maid were married. .
At least, that's the short of it ; that
generally is the short-of it; the .long of
it comes afterwards. -
'The long of it came, to ' John and
Susan when their .children came. Two
it 'a time, to becrin with r twin boys;
" beautiful " bovs, their father said and
their names were Titus and Tarn O'Shan
ten ' And before Titus and Tain were able
to walk across the kitchen tu tlie molasses
jug on their own fuet, dear niol bless it!
there was another: .. t s ., i .
"But shea a girl, said John, and
won't cost so mnch.".; ' . :' ' ' '
For John Jind - just reached that, des
perate point in a young- man's life when
he tirst begins to -suspect .that it costs
five times ns mnch tsHpwrt five people
as it docs to support one. This is a great
discovery . in domestic science, which
you will-oiwervi', as you grow older. eo
ple: -hism do make -till "they have
five people to support. , - . . ..
But then, vou see, when the little fnrl
(I think her name was Bett)-, but I can
not be quite sure), svae .beggmning. to
talk, she had. a liilc sister to tallr to;
and that was serioti.
-Said John, decidedly, " Mv dear.. we
never can mamigc it m the world. How's
nd coachman's. wages to do all this?"
- Said Susan, driectedlv (for- thr babv
and om Xm'bx had xrleq a,!Laihjt)." I
don'r. knbw.J JfhiJ p.iu'j wo (go? 4i
Ametica: - -
And what should we do in America?"
" Live ! " said Susan : and her tired
black eyes snapped.
Vvell, the long and short nt that, was;
they came to Nebraska; and here, per
haps, my story should properly liegin.
bo long ago as it takes for little boys to
grow great men, it was not so easy to
Uve in Nebraska as it is now, when the
great land commissioner of tho great
railroads hangs a buualo s head in everv
depot in lioston. to show the world how
much more delightful is the society of
buflalos than the society of TVistonians.
AVhcn .John: and Susan, and Titus and
Tain U Shunter, anil Hetty, and the new
baby came to Nebraska, that plucky
young state was, for the most part, an
ugly, howling wilderness.
- - ff , , . I . H , f". mm.
In the thick of the wilderness Ir, and
Mrs. John Jacobs due out for thehiselves
JT? a fioTT!e. Ttiterally hey, dug it out with
'T.I ' 1. ' J - a. t
Ilieir own nanus. truaau was a tougn
little womanj with " stdur'hand3ah"d"iH'
stout heart, andslMjdw? too. I thjni, if
the truth mint lie told, -she rather en
joyed, leaving jltt ds 'and Tarn' with the
otheri irabiesr-rthiire's , na. guessing Jio.w
jpiu'ehl care one baby will take of another
ttif you've tried and taking an ' a6 "to
iifeFi) her husband fell tree and cut .un
ilerbrush, or taking a hoe to hoe" he tow
in the darling little garden, out of which
they meant tor make H 'living,, if. they
died for it. ...,, - .; .
It was only because they meant to, so
very hard, I fancy, that they made 'the
Tjiyaig without uying Tor it. Jt,yas
9 i mmm.i . . i.. II i . 1 ,
aimosi worse, tib 11 inau -cuuchimiui a
wages in Mother inglana. ' Ihere 'vas
the newness, and there was iho-. home-
sicknessj'hiid there waa the-distance from
the market, and there was the bitter cblcu
and there was the blighting heat, uhd,
.ibjVtoys there were the babies. - t
lea, an. Judian story., "Jtruly, tion-
estlv." as mv little friend Trotty .would
sajr, a live Indian ustory ; ; and though ,it
isn t a very lorn? one,- it 1 evtrv, word a
true one. Most true thi jri n.v-Jiot very
loner in tliis world, unless S,JiWccept the
moral law or the 'multiplication table, or
"a tew gAUi.Uua5i.a3 that. .. .
John, and husan, and lam ana Iitus,
ind IVtty, ahd ; the new baby, and the
toewest new baby (when it came) got
along pretty well with everything else:
Jit it wasn't pleasant to see an Indian
-come walking by with a tomahawk just
as you were quietly sitting down to sup
per; anil . they ;ot a little tired of sleep-'
mtr with one ear open, listening for the
awful, echoing sound of the cruel Indian
way-cry; an! whatever may be urged
asr.iinst life as a coachman in England,
at least it was a life iu which one's atten-
. l, t i .1 iL .
lion wasn t caneii so irequenuy vo me
top of one's head." . .
" .Mine is fairly sore, laughed rsusan,
u with thinking how it will feel to be
Jiut ltisan was sucJi a brave little
woman!. And if there is anything very
much needed n this world, it is brave
women. " -
" I'll have a gun," she said. So she
had a guu. ,': I'll be a good shot," she
said. And quickly she liecame as good a
shot as John. And when John was at
work in the woods or, the garden, Susan
gathered her brood alxmt her in the
boiisfl, nd lynx-eyed as ft sentry, and
fine-eared its a mother, mounted guard.
Now, there came a time when nobody
bad seen ajiy-Indians for so long awhile,
that even the wise heart of the mother
forgot to feel "keenly aliout anything in
this world. If we do not see it, an al
sent duty, or an absent friend or an ali
sent terror, all alike, they grow a trifle
dim or dull. '
-..Undone day, when Titus and Tarn
said, "Just o'ie gallop on the prairie,
mother, ' with ' old Jerusalem," their
mother said, " well, I don't know," and
their father srid, " I guess I'd let 'cm;"
and the lynx eyes, and the keen ears,
and the wise head of the mother said her
not nay and so it happened.
Old Jerusalem was the big white horse;
tho faithful, vgly grand old horse, that
took stejis almost as long as a kangaroo's,
ami was more afraid of an Indian than
'fitus aud Tain.
So Susan kissed Titus good-bye ten
derly for he was the pood lsiy ot those
remarabU twins and tltat was why they
c died hira'TitasiatiiV-kissed Tam a litttis
more' tendM-hr sttM, 'because he waan't-trv
good as Titus, and o had got culled Tam ;
and she said " Hold on tight! " and John
Came out and said, " Gome home pretty
soon; " aud Tam got on first, and Titus
got on behind him, and Jerusalem gave
one great lsiund, and awav they shot,
clinging with shining ba.e feet to Jeru
salem's white bare back for they were
m igiiificent little ri lers. seven years old
now, and as brave as cubs.
p7 Susau stood watching them after John
rhad gone, back to his work stood watch
ing long after they had swept away into
the great, green, beautiful sea of the
treacherous, prairie grass.
Uneasy? Not exactly. Sorry she had
let them go? Hardly that. She was a
sensible little woman, and, having done
what she thought was right, bad no idea
pf being troubled by it, till the time
riuiio.- Hut still she stood watching, her
hand above her eyes this way and she
did not go into the house till the newest,
new baby had cried at least five minutes
at the top of its new little lungs.
Titus and Tam and Jerusalem got
prrtty far out on the lieautifui, terrible
prairie. How beautiful it was! It did
liotsoeni as if it ever could lie terrible if
it tried. The green waves of tho soft
gniss rolled madly. The wind was high.
The sun was so bright they could not
look at it. The strong horse ' bnnnded
with mighty leaps. The boys could foel
tlifmusclcs quivering and drawn tense
in his sort, warm body, as they clung. It
was like lieing-a horse yourself. They
did not know Which was horse and which
was boy.- They laughed because they
could not help it. and shouted because
they did not know it. Hi! Hi! O,
the sun, arid the mad grass, and the
wild wind! Hi! Hi! Y-i-i-i I Who
could be two boys on such a prairie,, on
such a dav, on such a horse, and not yell
like little wildcats?
" It's pretty," said little Titus, softly,
when they bad got tired of yelling.
" You bctl " said Tain, loudly. " Hi !
Hi! Hi! Yi-i-ec-ee ! '
" I guess we ought togri baek," said
Titus, pretty soon ; Titus was so much
more likely to remember to be good.
" Oil, uo." said Tam. who was gener
ally a little bad when there wan a chance.
"Father said to come home pretty
soon," said Titus, .
: " Hut," urged Tam, with a bright air,
" mother said to hold on tight. Hi! Y'i!
Ah! what was that 4 What was it
Could Jerusalem answer ? Can the wild
winds talk? r Will the mad prairio sneak?
I hu Bunshiu'e is tongue-tied, . and the
great sky is dumb, lint something an
swered Tain O'Shanter's shout.
O, there 1 O, Titus! Quick, quick!
Turn him round, Tam I Turn Jerusa
lem round! Injuns! Tnjtuis! Oh, I
wislilwe hadn't come! What shall we
do, what shall we do? Ohk Tam, what
shall we do? Oh, Tam, they've all p
horses," and they're coming straight! Get
up!-' Get tin ! ' Oh, Jerusalem, do hurry!
ld fellow, do get us home Good boy!
Good old fellow ! -
Oh, Tam! thcy!ve- got arrows, and
they're going to shoot !
'. 1'rettvJittle lrs. Jacobs, bad got the
newest tmby to sleep, and got tho lmiy
th.ifc- wAsn'i quite so new to, slexp and
given Tietty her patch wort: and sent 'Iter
husband-out his lieer, and - swept tho
kitchen, and built the lire, started sup--peron
the way, and I don't know. '.what
eIsc.Jbesiile:i, jvhen that fine mother's cars
of hersleUcted, through the sough of the
wind upon bc prairie, & sharp, uneven,
and, to -her notion, rather ugly- sound,
t Hetty wVis sjtting in the door, but sh
beard nothing. ' The sleeping bahieVdid
not stir frfim their bal iy a renms. wJobn
was in the garden, but John heard never
a sound, j
' Only the mother heard it. Only the
mother grew lynx-eyed in an instant, and
in an instant was out with hand upraised
just so, again bareheaded, steaii
mouthed, anxious hearted, watching as
those watch who have lived much face to
face with death without a word. 8he
did not even call her husband. The
time had tiot come to speak.
It might have been three minntes; it
might have lieen less or more ; who could
tell? when John-Jacobs, digging heavily
overau obstinate potato, felt a hand laid
lightly upon his shoulder. His wife
stod ber-ide hin. She was as pale as one
ni.Mtv lidiliM it,. 1,1 ltllt uli wtiutil illiti
1,w,... , jifti ; v , tttt. ut. ,i-.r.r.t tv
1 V . t
j r if -
t- 'f John," .she. (uiv, in ' a - low- -voice,-
I I -1 ir,..' 4lit li . 1 n t n TtiiTt t-irt ' 1 SI
t He obeyed her in wonder and in silenotv
He just dropped his hod and went,'','' ;ri
" Jvow, Rhut the: door," said ."Susan,
He slmt it."Shut the windows.'.'f '
" Vhat'0 the.-matter,. .jusan?,., ,lny
thingwfong? Ain't the bova in ?.iWhat ?
You-dori't mean " X.J V -:.!
" Hush-sh I -. J3eforo' .vilie a cuildcen!
Doh't John ? 'J'H tell yOU' in a -minnte.-Bolt:thefront1'do6r'!"-
W,l"i 0,1 " "XL"
He Ixdted Jt.! -if Jte't l", -r-.u m-j.-t
- i IV oPt-yfKinrV"" Tlrrrw' thf' 'srirtt.
Jers.t Fasten them witli. -cause-knives ie
sidesi the buttons. . ,Js, the ; Cellar door
Va$h t.isBeUy, take care "(i.th.Xiablcs a
-minnte' for mother. "i,7hn; eonK -here l'
- ghe' led him' t to. the.V'.lKtlc'. attic; and
lloni the narrow- window: pointed ,Ao tho
Tiraitie, still withona-'Word.n;
s Ahd still how beautiful it'was "Tfow.
the nd played like one gone eraxy for
Qy "At& uie.tert.der tops if the tinbroken,
-ujyxiu naed grass. a na , :soii,!r aa , u. , tue
wrorjoTTiad gdne to sleep tor Yery witen
Icll ike magnificent .western euik' Beau.-
-tiful, terrible', 'treacherous tiring In ,,
Cutting through the soft' tiorlKon ' Ime,
sliarp as the. fcnite tarougn anrantuig
flesuEix; dark figures' loomed against
tlie ky.' ' Wildly befor6: them,; vith: the;
gigantie strides of a long-ttepped rtittd
ster. lied a big. gaunt: homely, grand obi
liorso. And clinging with little,-bright
hire feet to his white sides, and-linging
wth little despairing arms to, one an
other '- -.
:."My God! They are our lxiys!" '
' John Jacobs threw up his arms and
- Quick its woman's" thought ran, his
wife wps licforc him, and hail bolted the
attic door. . .. . . '. t ' j "
', Where are you going, John i '
She sjxike, he thought, in her natural
t-onicp, though she. trembled horribly.
Where was he going? Why, to meet
them, save them get his gun blow
these devil's brains out what did the
mean? Why did she keep him ? ..Quick,
quick! - Open the door!
"3ly liusband, said rMisan, still in
those strangely quiet tones, " we. cannot
save, our boys. Look for yourself , and
see. They will lie shot licforc they reach
the house. We have three children left.
You must save them, and tor their sakes,
yourself. John. ,Keep the door locked.
Xot-p the window-s liarred. - -Keep the
slmttyrii'rawn.' live me the old rristol
and mv (run. Take vourown and guard Fi
thedisir. There's a'chance that tliey'll
live t get here and lie let in. But not
one step outside the door, John Jacobs,
as you're tlie father of three living chil
dren! Oh, John, John, John! ,3Iy
poor little boys!" ' .
He thought she would have broken
down at that. He thought hi; could never
get her from the attic floor, where she
lay trembling iu that horrid way,, with
her chin on the window-sill, and her eyes
set upon the six dark figures, and the
grand, old, ugly horse, upon which the
slipping, reeling, hopeless, precious bur
don clung. Hut all he could hear her
say was " mother's poor little lioys.'' ' '
Mother's poor little lioys indeed and
inde?d !'""fjeap'Yotie mighty- leaps. Jeru
Sidem -T they're loue to large ; your great
b-s trMtNlmsiul- Titus liave tiij flea
made fun of, are none too long for their
business now. How the splendid muscles
throbbed beneath the terrified bare feet I
No wondering which was luirse and whkh
wha liov this time. It wa.3 all horse mm-.
Lriiere was no will, no muscle, no nerve,
I no soul, but the brave soul or old Jeru
salem. ill lie get ua liome : Can ue
ever, ever keep nlivnd u long? ). how
tin HTrews fly by t,T We Shalt tr-hit jye
shall be hit.' O, mother, mother, mother!
" Tam, why doesn't father ' come to
meet us? Has mother forgotten us?
; That. I think, must have been the
crudest minute in all the cruel story.
And yet, perhaps not so cruel a.s the
minute" when the mother, at the attic
window, gave one long, long echoing cry,
and came, staggering from her post, down
stairs to say still in that Rt range voice
that mothers such as she will have nt
such a minute, " John, they are hit ; the
arrow struck them both. Let me to the
kitchen window. You stay at the door.
There's just a moment now."-
There was but a moment, and like a
wild dream, the whole, dreadful sight
came sweeping up, over the garden into
Now, John could not sec anything hut
the mighty foam of the horse Jerusalem.
To this day, he says that the saddle, to
his eyes, as the magnificent creature
lcajied by, was empty as air. He only
saw the horse and tlie- horse made
Staigbt for the barn. ' ; '
l!ut why did the savages pursue a
riderless- bors? And wliooping and
shooting cruelly after it, into the bam
"The liovs are on the horse," in a
hoarse whisper said the mother; "T saw
them lmth. Tliey are bleeding and fall
ing. The arrow has pinned tliem to
gether, John, but they've kept their
I -" jr.y. lxiys arc pretty gol riders,"
said John, turning bis white face round
with a grim,' tathor'a pide, even then ;
''but even my 1 cjya eai'l Leeji u h..r.-j
after they're shot through tlw Indy.
Fright h.is turned your brain, Susan."
: I tell the story juct as .it was told to
me; and the way of that- was this; How
Jerusalem leajied into the barn, wuir the
boys or so the mother thought, bleeding
upon his back; how the savages scoured
the barn, the yard, the garden, plundered
a little here and there', and rirfully at
tacked at intervals the barricaded hiisc 1
how John, brave and white at one door,
and Susan, white and brave at the other,
abundance of powder and unflinching
hearts, and the love of three helpless
balies, drove theni by-and-by, sullenly
away; how, when they had been a long,
safe" hour gone, tlie parents, shivering
and sad, crept out with white lips, little
by little, as they; dared, to hunt for the
bodies nf their murdered hoys. -1 - .-
, "They "ain't in the b:irn,''' said the
father, bringing bis ..baud heavily across
bis eyes. "I'll go to the woods. , lsuppo
they scalped the little fellows, and lef
them there."- ...
But themother, wlienhe was gone, went
ground and around,-stealthily as a cat,
aliout the barn. Ah, blessings forever
on the mother's cy? !
i From a pile of fresh earth, thrown iin
in the barnvard a little stream of blood
came trickling down and "she saw it.
leep from the middle of the mound a
little cry came, faint, terror-stricken,
Smothered but she heard it.,, . .
! To be sure. When ' Jerusalem bless
him! went leaping through the barn
disir, just an arrow's length ahead of his
pursuers, off tuiuWed Tam and Titus,
and out into the bamyftrd, and down
into the pile of mud. and' gravel, deep
ind safe. And about and about, and
here and there, the Indians had searched,
ud tooured," and grumbled-and gone :
ind there they were. i ' - . ; ' . '.-' -i
Tinned together. y'i.U-.'. the arrow?
Truly, jes. Just under the shoulder
(and Titus had the worst hurt, as .will
sometimes hapjien with the good lioys);
and how. they ever" did it and lived, I
I'm sure they never would have, but
for-their lirave- blak-iUlWiMwllMc,
who pjyked thenv y p, au'i, irWaue.1 Uhem
0T, and carried them in '(but 'M "pulled
ut the arrow first), and put them to
lied, and bandaged, and contrived, and
eared, and kissed, and cried .and prayed
i ami they got well.- ' Probably it ' she
had lived in the city of Boston, where
there are two medical schools, or 'la
lhiUideJphia, where there are more, or in
New York, where tliere are five, to say
nothing of nobody knows how many full
fledged doctors, the lxiys would have
died. But as she livid in the howling
wilderness, and they bad nothing ty uo
with tliciu, they got" well.
It I I .-i.i ..-V XI ,, I I I J . ji TO I, i ... I X . I I I .. . I 3 I I . ' - - A ' 'J-'l "' -
inn ( iU r
I I f!t
ijd.IIOJ .... .iitii
Mf.i SpTrREOJr,-:the- ereat London
preacJtiex', has i-ome, put ' strongly against
the expulsion of the Bible, from public
elenvTitary-schools.' ' : ' '-' '-' -"'
BCvj .CitArycKY" WrTjJAMS, the as
sistant sector of, bAvJUiulipa parish, Ji.t-
lantaj tiafacceptea aealt to the Episcopal
parjsji.oi.Aiacon; peorgia. :.'.,
"OoTfcrmmojffl -of' -members of the
JlelUodiat church for alt purposes, during
tne; eafi-tiffw closing; are estimated. at
' s Dk SciERTCHEWfKY" has again: de
cided nt to accept the bishopric of Chinai,
to which tie wns eiecUnt tiv.the i'to ten taut
Episcopal House; of Bishops. " -"
, vThk Rev. John S. Yoiinsr taken cJianre
of the Second fresbv teriah churt'h : N ash-
viilei a a regitlair Bupply r TW.Iiev.' Afrl
iouriir is me son ot i.tr: jonng; wrmeny
iii:"m uv;n.is oi.jicificasus.,, i i.,r,
? TirE. T'rctbyfOTiari'bardof 'Foreign
Missiona announces, tuai, it'jreoeipts of
the past si, months amount to onlyft,-
sij ieavuig ?loJ,0SS to' be raised during
tne coming era -months. -i i - ii .'. :.
' u Tire attendance u jion the Bethel Sn-day-'schooL
Cinciniiati, has been as; fol-'
lows on ine tiaies-. ffiveu ; vciyoe-r di,
2,084; Novemlicr 7, 2,148; November 14,
2,314; Novemler 21, .2,087;. 2sTovcmlicr
28, lWV '' i -'ft -i.-"
t Tnv. First- I'resbyteriau church , of
Selma, made vacant' by the removal of
the Jvev. Dr. W. J. Lowry, has, invited
the Key. Alfred J. Morrison, the evan
gelist of .Mecklenburg l'resbytery, North
Carolina, to supply its pulpit for a year.
Rev. Havui Levy, a graduate of tlie
Hebrew Orphan Asylum of New York,
and recently teacher of the Hebrew school
of Montreal, C. E., has received a call
from Charleston,. S. O., to which place
he will hhortly remove as minister of the
Jewish congregation of that city.
Tni: statistics of the fifty second Bap
tist convention of t'-onnecticut show that
the convention embraces 1 2S' churches,
T.),fOHcomniunieants, 137 Sunday -schools
and, 17,1 52 Sunday-school pupils. The
sum of 12,142 was raised during the
year for the aid of weak churches in the
State; 31 churches received aid.
.Tnn report of the Wisconsin" Baptist
convention showed that the church had
fTuacTJa-yet gain of S'-iO memliers. -Five
r.ew'juijjsea ot worsuip Had been dedi
cated and eight new churches formed.
There had also lieen a net addition of
twenty-three new ministers, though four
teen churches are" now without ministers.
TimrrotCstant Episcopal almanac for
187ti rejsirts the following statistics of
the church for the past year: Bishops, 57;
bishops elect, 3; other clergy, .3,1 22; num
lier of clergy deceased, 41; baptisms, 38,
0T3; confirmations, 22,0! '"; communicants,
2t;i,N:J; marriagus. 'J.H'.K); burials, 18,
lNi!; candidate for orders, 2H8. Ordina
tions) Deacons, 110; priests, 122; Sunday
school teachers, 23,448; scholars, 2.',y4.,J;
confributions. ?G,S?9,305 li.
The principal ImxIv of Frotestant
Christians in Spain is ."The Spanish
Christian Church," constituted iu 1871
by a union of the Spanish Evangelization
Society and the Evangelical church of
Spain. - This church, divided into four
presbyteries, claims i'0 hearers; but its
statistics are very imjierfect. Carrasco,
the delegate to the Evangelical Alliance,
lost on the. "Villc du. Havre," was for
merly its foremost minister, as Cabrera
s now. ...
Mtntrr It not be a sacrifice acceptable
to God for some of our wealthy families,
in our4arge cities and elsewhere, to take
their letters from the prominent and
roserous churches and cuter the strug
gling mission churches as bumble inom
liers? If the clement of " good society "
in the bumble clapboard mission were
weighed against that of tlie grand church,
it might, after all, apear that tho pre
ponderance is in favor of tho chipboard
mission. Not in French; not in the cor
rect color of kids; not in graceful self
tiosscsMon and charming jKilish, but in
the presence of the Mas'er. The masses
will never listen to a gospel preached
down at them. Interior.
.-' TuriiE are two ways of doing a thing,
and the Rev. Dr. Griffiths, vicar of Llau
idio, Wales, has shown how true courtesy
ean.i win in the most delicate situation.'
Mr. John Rolu rts, d won of tho Calvin
istic Methodist church, has just lieen
buried in the parish churchyard. The
vicar, instead of offensively planting him
self ujkiii his legal rights, followed the
hearse, accompanied by a brother vicar
from Llanfyuydd, and read the Church
of England" burial service. He then in
vited the Rev. Dr. Charles, of Alierdovcy,
a Calvinistie Methodist minister, to de
liver an ftddress. Dr. Charles said the
noblo burial service of flic Church of
England was peculiarly adapted to the
case 'of their Methodist brother. The
who.j affair gave great satisf.tctioii.
i 'liri'tinn nt Work.
Two incidents significant of the growl
ing comity of North and South have re
cently occurred in the Episcopal church.
St. James' church. Chicago, which was
notable in the northwest for the intensity
of l uion sentiment auiong its parihoners,
and in whose vestibule stands a monu
ment to the young men of the parish who
fell fighting for the I'nion, h:is just taken
as its rector Rev. Dr.'Harris, of New Or
leans, during the war ar. officer in the
Confederate service, who afterward took
orders; and Trinity church, New-Orleans,
formerly Bishop Folk's parish, has just
Invited to its rectorship Rev. Dr. Thomp
son, of Chicago, who (luring tho war was
one -of the most outspiken Union incn
among the Episcopal clergy in the north
west. - '
A writer in the UniversaliVt calls at
tention to the change in the method of
revivalists a change which enables Uni
versaJiste to sympathize with tue revival
work ot other denominations. He says:
"Iove is acknowledged as the stronger
and diviner motive. Dogmatism is kept
measurably in the background. The grace
of God and spiritual needs of the soul
aie the' principal elements relied upon.
It is less sectarian, less erroneous and
selfish than any hitherto known among
our evangelical -brethren. On then
present ground we can co-operate, and
wish them God-speed; and if they arc
still so exclusive a.s to fail to reciprocate,
we can go, as did Paul, when his disei
plcship was called into question by the
elder at Jerusalem, and prove by the
soul-fruits oi our lalxir that the Holy
Ghost is with us, blessing our prayers
Biv,hoi McQrAiP, of Rochester, has
lieen iiirited by the Free Religious As
sociation to present the Catholic view of
the school question in lioslon.onac-unday
afternoon in February, and has con
sented to do so. On the following Sun
day, Mr, Francis E. Abbott, editor of tho
Index, will present an argument for tho
"Liberals," in favor of the complete sec
ularization of the public schools. This
question, like every other in this country,
can be permanently settled only after a
fair hearing of all th parties interested.'
If 'the association would next invite a
champion of Bible-reading in the schools
to make an argument for that view, and
then ask some Orthodox Christian to
give his reasons for dcmamling the secu
larization of the schools, the quartette
would be 'complete, and tlie lour dis
courses might be printed together, as ft
complete -presentation of the subject in
all its Iioarings. Christiai ITuion.,
The list of directors and members of
the American Tract Society contains 31,
1HKJ names. It was established in 4824.
It now publislK's two weekly and four
monthly paper, with an annual aggre
gate circulation ol C.000,000. ' During it
career it has issued 9,679 distinct publi
cations, of which 1,732 are volumes. It
has printed 523,0,J7,33:j copies of publi-1
u rCij ft'ni i-.rclf ,
& v t ui w.i
cationsnludang if4;S79.rVj6 '"of 'peri-1
odlcals, " and '27,0.,020" v61uhre8.iI-The
Eublications of the society -during its
ret yeflr Jfeadhfed ,00O,O(KKTage!i f
tractv-in" th KngiiMhn language nlv.
NOW ir-Trintsr 150,000,000 pages Injil
ladguagesor.dialecta.M The. work of puh
licaiioikgeea.on at the rate of ?0,Q(0 rub
lieiUoBiJpervtlay, o;. which some 4,000
ait Yoluniea.,.IlT t receipts, by 'decades,
arl as folloW' r Ami 125 to m577;-
64f; lf5 to T?W, $r,lt4,cT9fi, T45 to lWW;
$.3i04f.444;'TX.r). to lWiO,yj,tia2,Wii7 io.i
tol!P75,5,l83,30l';iuakins: arand, total
-Tif .- r :
a lAit.t!! rn.it .V 'nt, t, t,di "i
hc'nitfs'fMtffoen defined many times as
infliistrVior -cjToitfr-ftrf bard and pro-
trieted latiof.' Tu perrectnem- if- this
ditfinitioo if stitjtaiucfl ;by Uw example vf
a larger inecr xif enunen autnora whom,
tlavwockl . aau tiy, con.nntui consent re-
UH4 S MICH Ol f lUO'S 1( toe l-iw m
Jis't stands tlatb; whose flowing lines,
f gli'le as1 fV6m tC 'swiftirunnlng pen,
were rtfall v tm iWr4 act nUiWand tedi-
Oils Tiauoratiop? JUierojs - an -anecxinui
that tlas ncuinir.sentf aw -of ,''Tho.: lie
public T wait found on, the- author'? JUb-
I( s written '''trtvrn 'iiPf'TPt y""'""
When tiiinllv Fiimmoned liv death to
cease from his ialnwsJtlie pbiftoher was
Sitting at his desk, as luonysius says,
" conilunc and xurling and weaving
ahd unweaving his writings, after a vari-
ty or daalnoaav :, I lato was eighty-one
yfarsorage1 wnen canea ."to joiu-iue
irreat maiorrtv Peond. ' i ...
Addison, whose gracetul, unaneeten
style has excited the envy and admira
tion qF Cultivated readers," composed with
iTtiiuTul dclitieration. ' The press was fre-
(tently stoiqied after a whole' edition o
the Siieetator had lieen struck 11, in
(-der that he-might change a preposition
in one of his -srtitenccw. . While he held
the position of under-secretary it fill to
ljirii to communicate to Prince George v(
Hanover intelligence of the- death -of
Queen Anne and the vacancy of the
throned" The" fastidious author Was' to
ptiis.lcd'tq make his choice of expressions
in wliich to convey the news that finally
the fciskof writing the prince was given
U a clftrkv who In lasted of having done
hat Addison found imjiossible. i
1 "Lamb expinded immense lalsir upon
his hunKifonH essays the delicate, dainty
fancies' being 1asliionc( ' with the moni
critical nicety. It is is said that ar play
ftilicttcx to a friend often cost the work
ot a, week. .. it. w related ot lennyson
that he wrote the song, " Come Juto the
(farden, Maud,',' fifteen times over before
it suited him; aud that be speut, eight
hours a day, for nearly six weeks together,
altering 'and polishing " Iieksley Hall."
J he first dratt ot tne poem was pnKiuced
ii two days, but the exquisite perfection
of tlie finished work was the result of
tins enormous drudgery. Moore accom
plished, but seventy lines of "Italia
Kookh." iu a wvtk, when his niissl for
writing was most felicitous. Kinglake
wrote "Eothen tive or six tunes over
licforc it was given into the hands of
the publisher." Ruffim was fifty years
completing his "Studies of N'ature,"
copied the entire work eighteen times ere
it was tonally dispatched to tlie printer.
"He composed in a singular manner,
writing on large-sized paper, in which, as
in a ledger,' fire" distinct columns were
ruled. In tbetirt Wunmho wrote down
the first thoughts, in the second lie cor
rect d, enlarged and pruned it, and so on,
until he bad reached the fifth column,
within which he finally wrote the result
of his labor. ; ' T.ut, even after this, he
would reooni i "one a sentence twenty times
and onee devoted fourteen hours to find
ing the proper word with which to round
off a sentence.
La Roclielooauld spent fifteen rears in
preparing bis little liook of ."ilaxiuis,"
altering; some of-them nearly thirty
times. John Foster often iontlered
hours overhf-twyn struct iw-of a single
senteneeind. Ijger worked for a fort
night over, a note to his " Italy," that
eiiiWaceu a Very few Hiita. . Mlten F.alzac
luui completed the plan of : one of his
novels, and br -laborious research, gained
all the materials he wished to -put into
it, it '.was his custom to shut himsidf up
Li the jirivacy tif his darkened rooms,
and by artificial, light work day and night
at1 the . bonint .of conisisition. , His
faithful ervanta attended upon him,
supplyinghis wants and saving liim all
thought with regard to his physical needs.
When at last Ikilzae emerged from his
sctlufeioii,.witli. his romance omjrleted,
his aspect was that of a dead man. Rut,
the toil over, his manuscript was not
then ended. It'was altered and amended
while iiithe printer's liands uutil printer
and publioher were reduced to desjwir.
ttibbon-ays of the uiuuucr in which
he laliored ever tlie " Decline and Fall of
the Roman Fmpire Many experi
ments; w-ere' made' before I could bit the
middle path Utwecn a full tone and a
rhetorical declaims ti'fh ; three times did I
comjsise the first chapter, and twice tlie
second aud third, liefore I was tolerably
sati-fied with their effect." When Hul
wef iH'gfin bis Career as a novelist, it is
said that seventeen lines a day was
all .lie. could at first accomplish. I!y
practice he gradually acquired facility,
until he was at last able to write several
pages daily. Albany Foublanque,. the
editor of the Lxaminer, ot whom - leign
Hunt once remarked that he was the sue
censor " of the Swifts and Addisons
themlyes profuse of wit even lieyond
them,aiulsuierior in political knowledge"
-wrote very slowly. The utmost he
wna ever able to irsluce wan two or
three editorials a week, and these were
many tiin 's revised.' It was not a singu
lar occurrence for ;luin to rewrite an ed
itorial ten times.
,-,&ainfe-ttcu,ve, the brilliant French
critic, regularly gave aliout four toilsome
days to cadi of his weekly articles. A
jxirtion of his time was spent in the se
clusion of fiitf artuH'uts, to which, dur
ing that interval, no person save, his
servant was admitted upon any pretext.
rHOKi'UoiuwKST MoM.rwA. .Some
of' the most; beautiful, luminous phe
nomena of . the ocean arc caused by ani
mals belonging to the molluscous suli
kingdom; which is nearly as prolific in
light-giving species as the Eadiata. There
is. a. tdiellcMS mollusk which iuhabitg the
Atlantic, in the neighborhood of the
equator, and resembles a tiny cylinder of
incandescent matter. -It is microscopic
in size, but prodigious number adhere
together, untd a tube from five or six lo
fourteen inches irt length is formed, and
the sea sometimes presents the appear
aure if a sheet of molten lava, from the
nninbcr of these tnbes which are floating
in iU Moreover, a singular phenomenon
is connected with this form of phospho
rescence! the color of the light is con
stantly varying, passing instaiitaneouuly
from red to brilliant crimson, to orange,
to greenish, to Wue, and finally to ona
line yellow. Another highly phowpho
scciit. sjieeics of MoIIusca ' belong to
the family of the Riljriilr, wbichabouml
iu the. Mediterranean and the warmer
part, of -the ocean. . These . individuals
also swim adhering together in vaat num
bers, and prtHluce the 'efTect cf long rib
Ivuis of fire, aometimcs drawn straight in
the direction of the currents, sometime
twisted and almost ' doubled by the
action of the waves. In the Mediterra
nean their phosphorescence often re
sembles the light of the moon.
Tftb question is often asked, what is
the liest way to keep apples for common
family use? Centra shelves ia an apart
ment set off or devoted to this purpose
bave.ln.-4ii found iut convenient. Hie
apples are spread on these shelves only a
few inches deep, so that they may lie
readily examined or picked over as fast
as decay commences, on any specimens,
'!-proiejs t the Mississippi Jetties.
' Capt. r James B. Eads, in a letter to
Mr. J. f Walsh presidont of the South
Pass fetfr com nan r. of St. Louis, thus
sums up,.h work done at the mouth of
ther Mississippi river: "From what I
have, written you will e that the river
discjiarge is bow largely controlled on one
Bide. by the. east jetty, while a large jxir
tion of 'the 'water escapes over the mat
tresses of the .west jetty, which are not
yet high enough to control it. The ef
fect or closing the opening between the
west" jetty and' the west bank has, how
ever,' tended to throw more of the dis
charge down by the east jetty, and for a
distance of three 'thousand feet (seven
thousand from the land's end, or east
poirtty the result has been a decided deep
ening 6f the channel, varying from one .
foo4 1 to- four or five feet, from the upH-r
end of the west jetty seawards. A de
cided deepening .between the ends of the
jetties out - at , sea has also occurred,
caused, doubtless, by tin- tidal action of
the sea, which Is controlled to some ex
tent' by the guide piles, although the
mattresses at the end are not vet built
up" sufficiently to justify anticipating
any-marked eifect of the tide. Our pil
ing was driven in twenty-six feet water
at the end of The vast Jetty, and we have
now i thirty -three feet tor'sonie distance
landward..! .A decided deepening extends
five hundred feet in this direction. The
bat jw, therefore, being attacked on the one
aidc;by.the river and on the other side
by the sea, and, as a ret-ult, the base of it,
ii the line of the channel, i- materially
shortened already by their action. Not
lesa than- seven hundred cubic yards of
earth have beeu removed by the effect of
the jetties, thus far, and we have every
thing to encourage us to believe that suc
cess is certain." - - -
. Atronoiny for lSib.
Thei tear 1870 will lie leap yeer, its
Dominical letter Wing R A. Theepact
is tho number of days iK twicn the last
lev moon ,and the first day of the new
year. .Tlie cpact is used to tell East
Sunday., This year the etmet is 4, and
Easter Sunday falls on April 1'i, Ash
Wednesday leing March 1.
t -There are two eclipses of the sun dur
ing the ensuing year. The first is mi an
nular eclipse March 2"i, visible only in its
Perfect phenomenon on the line from
Vancouver'.s island to the northwestern
fhorc of Hud-mu's Ray. Outside that
limit it is visible throughout the I'nited
States as a partial eclipse. A total
eclipse of the sun occurs n the after
noon of September 17, not visible on any
rt of the American continent.
The eclipses of the moon in 170 tire
idso-two. . The first occurs i-horily after
10 o'clock on the night of -March 'J. It
will . lie visible in 'every part of the
United States and Canada. The second
eclipse of the moon will take place on
Hcptemher 3. It will lie visible in this
Tlie earth is in erih'lion. or nearest
to the sun January 'J, and its aphelion, or
greatest distance from the urn, July 1.
The earth is again iu perihelion Decem
. - 111K SI N.
The vernal equinox or i-un's cut ranee
into Aries occurs March 20; the -ijiiiiim r
solstice, or sun'sentrance into Cancer, oc
curs June 20; the autumnal equinox, or
sun's entrance into Libra, occurs Sep
tember 22 ; nnd the winter solstice, or
snn'a entrance into Capi ieoi n, occurs De
cern tier -J.
, ., tub ri.ANins.
Mercury will Ik- at his crealcst elonga
tion from the sun January 2S, af ter sun
set, and March 2t, Wloic sunrise. If the
weather is clear be may be seen as a
small disk like burnished sivcr for one or
two davs after these dates.
Venus will lie an evening star fill July
14, and rise ls l'ore the sun during the n -mainder
of the year. She will 1' at la r
greatest brilliancy August 'J'l.
Mars will lie" an tuning star till
August 12, and rise 1 line the sun for
the remainder of the year.
Jupiter w ill Ik- a motningstar till May
17, and an evening star alter that date
until December 14. lie will be station
ary in the head of Scorpio nearly all tin
year. At 1 o'clock on the morning of
February 2S, he will pass so close to Rct.i
in Scorpio that tiie diMance U-tween the
edge -of the planet and the star will i-e
only one-ninth of the apparent diameter
Saturn will lie an evening star till
February 17, when be will rise N-fon-the
sun till August 27, when In will I :
on the meridian at inidnicht, and again
an evening star (in Aquarius) during the
rent of the year.
- Uranus will be on the meridian at mid
night February 0. He siil in the bead
. Neptune will Is on tb- Meridian at
midnight October 2;.
(XVI l-A I I'lNS.
: February from twenty minutes past
nine p. m., to aliout half past (levin p.
. ' t . i r.
in., the moon iieing m ai in i nisi. on. li
ter, will pa.ss over the pleiades, occulting
in succession all the prominent members
of the group except one. Mic will
again pass through the rlciades .Novein-
Ikt 2. from eleven to twenty in unites
past eleven, occult ing lb tec of the six that
arc ordinarily visible. A'. 1". (ir"j'l"-
American Coflon JIIIN.
The number of cotton factories in the
United States in lol was n ported to be
241, and the iiuinN r ofspindlrsot imalcd
at '.Ml.lOO, au average of -I'XI lor each
mill. According to a report of a com
mittee of ci ingrcs in Isl.'i. l".ooo,i'
whs then invested in cotton iiianntic
tn res, and RMi.tiuo pcrui were cm ployed;
27,ooi,ii(H pounds of cotton wen- ci n
sinned, proditciiiL' M, no.in.il yar.U of
cloth valued tit '2I.::imi,ooo. In lilicd.
Island, Mass.u hti.-i Its imd ''mini-client,
were 1H5 mills, with 1 1'.',:: D srindlis;
and it hits been estimated that the total
nunilier of spindles at that time was
350,OoO. rower-looms soon afterward
coming into use, the number of spindles
increased to l,WKi,ti0 in ls:i0,and 1 ,7i,
000 in l;'..r. Complete and trustworthy
statistics of cotton manufactures seem to
have ls-cn first Tejsirted by the census of
1K40. There were then in the I niled
States 1,210 mills, with 2,";4.r,:il spin
dle, and l'J'.t dvcing and printing 'rlal
lishments. 'Jhcsc establishments eni
ploved 72,11'. hiuids and t r..i!iiced good
valued at . Uvf-O, l.'io. I be amount ot
capital invested was .-. 1 ,loJ,:',V.t. flic
leading cotton manufacturing states
were Massachusetts, having 27H mills,
with t'iir) '." spindles; Rhodn Island, 20'.
mills, with 51H,SI7 spindles; New oik,
117 mills, with 21 1 .',..'. spindles; and
Connecticut; lit', mills, with lL-'iR'
spindles. In 1k:si there whs I,')'.)! mi ls
in the United States; in li',n, l.tl uidls,
with 5,2:15,727 spindles, and in l'".
y.r mills, with 7,132,4 lo spindles.
Is CONHT-MPTION (lNTA'HOrS? Some
experiments and observations recently
made on the transmission of tulicrculosis
or phthisis from one animal to another,
aro worthy of imtc, as indicating one
fruitful source of pulmonary disease.
Thu it bus ls en loun. I that when an
animal with tubcrculatcd lungs is made
the yoke-fellow of a perfectly hef.lthy
animal, and the two are boused and fed
together, so as to inhale one another's
breath, the one hich at first was sound,
before long exhibits the symptoms of
tulierculosis. Again, K rein has produced
tuU-rculosis by giving animals milk from
those which were diseased. In addition
to tlie rabbits and Guinea pig (which Ji:i
imaU are very susceptible to the artificial
production of the malady ), be accident
ally induced the disease in :i dog by
feeding it with the milk of a cow in the
last stage of phthisis. As a result of his
observations, be asserts that tuUicl.
virus U present in the milk of phthisical
cows, whether they are slightly or gravely
affected. On vigorous subjects such miUc
mav produce no injurious effects, but the
case ii likely to lie (lifli rent with children,
and those of enfeebled con-titution. Sim
ilar efTi-cls may result from eating t he
flesh of animals affected with tuts n le,
and by inoculation with the virus. '1 bor
ough cooking of milk and llesh-iiieat
neutralizes their injurious action.
TllK Board of Home Mission of thn
Presbyterian church was in debt, on the
1st of Decemln-r, 175, 1 15,000, and ill
the sustenlatiou department, I''J.'1) in