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ttE Week past.
OnW from l:iv to lKy
Tin- lite of 111:111 nin ;
What lunttiTs ff wnnowt fr wT
Have Ki'x'i" r have double ituis "
he brother of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart
ordered a monument for the raider's
h e ; conseauentlv the headstone that
.Virigia lesMtttur! contemplated
ting -ill li pet up over the tomb of
h. Edward Johnsoi. Ex President
er, whose grave at Hollywood is un-
tked, will also be paid the tardy
ore of a monu men t.
s Russia ladies seem to have peculiar
lities for entering tbc profession of
Heine. At the St Petersburg medical
ege there were last year 171 female
dents, 102 of whom belonged to the
lilies of the nobility, the remainder
ng the daughters of merchants, clergy
n, etc. A large number of lady phy
ans are engaged in the practice of
ir profession iri Russia.
ROf Tic forecasts the weather until
3 18th of this monfji, as follows:
jrom 12ft1i to 14th falling barWctir,
rmer, cloudy rniI threatening weather,
ii hti'vy fains and severe snow'storms
places. From 14th to 18th clear or
jaring weather, rising to high baro-
ver, ana very cold, if the hitdi ro
ter is an Arctic onei; f?UieHVit the
fcttlier will he tndf raAr.'i
The Indiana school sytem employs
fOO officers in its management. It ed-
ites more than half a million children
1' costs $4,000,000 annually. The
lerintendeiit argues ia his report, that
a great degree the future welfare o
j state dejend upti Urn NsW.rd
100I. The greUcM.eff'ci in Ihe sys-
n cSVn'.s as the result of the employ-
nt of novices as instructorsof children.
e greatest need of the schools is thor-j
'hly trained teachers.
IAmono the many beautiful objects to
exhibited by Spain at the centennial
I be a building illustrating Moorish
hitecture, and in il will be tptailereti
Jietchnient of soldiers from the WiVal
Sneers, conijiosed or a lieutenant; a !
eant,ft corjHM-al.and twenty privates, ;
e soldiers will come armed and unf
med. They will act as guards in ibV
tnish 'department. ft'nJ fe'.U lake part
par'nr.eR and other occasions of cere-n7-
fHE recent marriage of Miss Belle
ithicum, a. clerk in the treasury de-
rtment, to
enator Christiancv, of '
chigan, suggests that the treasury girls
Ive chances, after all. Miss Linthicum
nineteen, and pretty. .Senntwr t'hrls
ncy is wx'.y-fotir .yeam of at;, ad a
loer Of ten ntonths' standing. It
Ves no dift'ererico. lfe is a senator.
l .miss liene win laKfc Kinaty to the
ty-four years fr the Ronor lieirp I
enatrT! v.itev i
rHERE was quite a sensation in ZS'ew
ryport, Massachusetts, last week, over
J; marriage of James Tarton, author,
his step-daughter, the same being for-
Idcn by the statutes of that state.
he brnlecroom learned hi rtnttls oh
morning after tin; wedding, ahd j a buggy and the rpnipanv of be eet
prevent Atrther scakidat, lelt his doHfe j Wfc cb l in h&h, Wiiom 1 sliall call Ella,
charge of his vife nWl toW rborns for j The rest of the party went on horseback.
'-rtsclf n't & btinrdinir house. JIc wili i
ply 16 the legislature for a special tict
ictiohii'ig his Vita i riag'e.
rnr. erttri iiva ot public lauds in i
tana... : oo Jrti! ?.n
ere is still undisposed of 8.S00.700
res; in Ixmisiana the entire area is
,4M40 atv'cs, ofwhH r;.RsVS') re-
iV VindVpAc't of; in Mississippi the
tire area is 80,180,840 acres, of which
.'63,520 are undisposed of ; in Alabama
e area is 32,4(52,080 acres, of which 4,
6,808 remain undisposed of; and In
orida the entire area h 37,9ttl,o20
rea, of which 16,D4d,22o irmih nridiV-
sed of.
fitft rfttt'iVKl n h- h-i'i in Memphis,
brWary 29th, Will le the vrowing effort
the managers of the grant! fpwVaVA;
fie MrmpM. tbe tj!?, ii'n.i the Motley
will exhibit additional attractions
the splendors of the last annual pa-
emphis shoultl cxhil.it Iicr gratitmle, j
id wreath the brow of lxu Ix-ubrie
ith her gayest chaplets.
The Lontlon Times, in an article on
merican grain exportation, shows that,
hereas nine years ago forty four jer
ut. of the grain exiiorted to Kmrlatid i
, i j- '
irne from lUissia, and only fourteen per ,
nt. from America, now frtv-tiur pcV-
' , . . , ; , '
nt cornea from America and but twen-;
. , 1.
. Mill Ifallll l.llilJltl I t It 10 .
,. . . 1 -
ate of things is partly attributed kk
, . at .1
re.it monetary crisis at Moscow, the cr.n- :
, ... , .. 1
nuous dciirecialion of the paier cur-;
nuous ueireciation oi me paj
ncv, antl theenresMve distress in south
n Kussia.
I'EOB-tnt.Y the most remarkable colloc- ;
ron ever taken npalUMiigle religious
athering.was that at the closing meet-
jivg of Messrs. MtK)dy ami Sankey in I
hiladelpbia last week. Mr. Moody had j
nuounced at a previous meeting thai 1
here would be a collection takrii up, and
is hearers appear to have come pre-!
,ared to respond to the evangelist's call j
.,r funds. The result of his Hpieal was j
collection aggregating alniut $100,000. j
fhere was also one subscription of 5,)00 I
, - r o ....1....1.... .L 1 : . .. I
mi fc'v mhujiuiivi
ift to tlie donor, tor which ?1,000 was
THE great falling ,n fore,.., Immi. ,
:ratK.n last year ,s shown the lert I
" V " , -aiiwH rotuuiis-
.ioncofthenumltr;f nmls at that
'Mn r1'". t Castle Gar-
len during 18, U,t W560 immigrants
-omparwl with 140,041 fr the previous
sezs. m iarj tne immigration v JSW
ork reached the large 'SSrpgate of
.'94,581. so that last .Wn arrivals were
oat much morethaiioi.e-fourthofthoseof
1872. The decline is almost eou-itvdif-
fused iimong the diifcrcnt nationalities,
Germany last year contributed 2r,."0.
Ireland 19,H24 and Eng!nl 10,7iW. The
lilii'it iiin.H ninioiii pil liv- i.. .
..., ,.,ipflv tlm u ... i
,,n" . . J w"- '"'grants
8. ' '
The peanut is said to be a native of
Africa,and was first introduced inXr,J
i;rolina as an article for r,,!.,,..; "
bout thirty-live vears airo. At '.
time a small lot of the peas was
w n
tfCnt to
Wilmington from ,t. Tho
JiAs in the
West Indies, by parties
tVhO purchased
- .
.hooner from Vne west coast of Africa
which w wrecked ncar gt Xbomag;
xtenry utt, of that ci
ty. bouo-ht
,ne entire lot, sent and disposed of them
to Messrs. N. X. Nixon, Luke M Clam
iny, and some other parties on the sound,
who planted them, and found as a result
the first year, that the soil and climate
agreed with them remaikably well.
They brought the product to Wilmimr-
rn ami onli! tlmni M x-. . . .
io, in
turn, sold them for
export. Th 1.4 WHS
the Winning of a business which has !
since gmwn to le of considerable impor- j
tance in -ortn Carolina.
ant. Ihe Jlardi ttias ot Memphis j Thou eh a recent cold " n V hsd t'r:
anus unrivalled, ft is said that lou j Sn ut'lmV?ai a'piienrance to the surround
eunric, t. ouiti V- jro- i the dav in balmv freshncs was like
nir iiiist" grand novelties. ' f ne ( p
Fir years lo wait !" Pou t lo It,
Mr innocent b!ue-eed rnaM,
For thp fedrs may last a t!fe-timt.
White yol'r youthful roses lade.
While your eyes are red with weeping
And watching the treac herous sea ;
Till von sing I lie song of the lone one,
" He'll never come back to me."
Five years to wait, whie ollieR)
Are djuwi-g tUecarice oi you.h.
Aft tt)e toe perhaps you are trusting
Is breakioR hia vows forsooth !
shall wa.t for my love; roy flarliu
Who has sailed far over the sea,
Five years, or ten, or twenty,"
Said the blue-eyed maid to we.
So the wrote her love letters.
Or tended her garden flowers.
Or watched Hie restlpjibiUows.
On the WJr Tor hours ;
While she turned her suitors pining
Away from the cottage door,
And waited, patiently, waited,
One loug, long year or more.
e o o v
" 'Tis very weary waiting,"
Said the blue-eyed maid to ine.
And she glanced at her Iat new suitor
And then at the restless sea ;
And she glanced at the rose fading
In her Kurdn fair and bright.
Twice come, twice gone since he left her
Two years licfore that night
And she ti;ariiel hr-r laftt nc suil(r
tiefrtre th'rjWUiter jed; , : ,
Ah-i 'ihe wroi to, her aiiiwnt ki'e
On the hy that she was wed,
" She hoped he would not sutler,.
That the shock would soon le o'er ;"
And the answer soon informed her
He had married a year before.
In the fall of lfi6.r, I was still loiter
ing the war over, in one of the liorder
counties of Tela. What illy ptirpHS
was in Ihnt little village .on the river
lmnk 1 cou,d .". lmve tolJ ; but 1 en"
Jyei oeing mere. . xue peopie were
infinity, nit vouttg tautcs pieny mm .o-
complished in music; and, among other
pleasures, many were our boat rides in
the moonlight, when sweet strains borne
far down the stream filled the air with
enchantment. Especially enjoyable wa
a "surprise" party we made to a place a
, , . . . . ,
light skilTs, with their fn ight of beaut
and m'rth. M-'rV jesl?, Vrihiirf cii'.
Vrt'-, gWilar accompanied stilos all tem
pered with the magic inseparable from
moonbeams made it:a time long to be
remembered., Hut it is of V V tiitc diiTer-
r -. , i i ; i , , .
. , , r , , ,. , , , ,
iv flvii-iu-uo luruici iiau uieu euuutMiiy
, J
! some time oeiore. inere were men no
preachers in the vicinity ; and now after
the lapse of nearly two years, his funeral
was announced to take place in connec
tion with a barbectiCi
Of rour-e, We made Up a party to at
tend. I was fortunate cnottgh to secure
We had a delightful morning drive.
The nr wjij rlenn 'h aiiii Jleiaai ; and
I'io'ugh ine country was jterfectly level,
. , , . .,. . . , r
""-'- .ic-i
golden with hog-weed," which,, though
coarse in it? elf,, is .jiilcrtd'fl H' tr-
I lytfv 'rcVvlit;a ot miles with bloom.
We arrived at the house quite early,
but there were many before us. ueh a
house ! Fancy one very large, square
room, with n pimilnr oiir nliove It.
Around the loWer apartment Were shed
like robhis; bh three side proje'liiifr in
frinV, wh'lte Hife ihtrveliihg space was
ftllfcll by a porch, completiiig the square.
Wooden shutters, oh leather hinges,
formed the only wj'riihiwj, "and the"- " r-T
no'V fs.eV.,. lacK by leather thongs
which buttoned on large nails. We re
ceived a cordial welcome; but as the
I house was crowded, we made another of
the numerous groups under the trees.
.jyes watching the queerly dressed
figures bustling about. Ella declared
me to he infatuated with a very restless
damsel, in a white latvn dress, flounced
with blue to the waist, and of A scanti
ness which, contracted with th pevail-
, - 4 4 ' ", . .,
lhai -wftM nave been the case in these
14,'. davs
. . , ' ' , . . , .
I acknowledged rrtv iinlFrf.naedadmira-
T 1 ,
turn, and pointed ont a cadaverous oddi-
ty of uncertain a'e, accompanied bv his
a 11 r - m
miniature, a little old man of a boy li)
. ... ,
was staring our wav, and vtsts positive he
I i
; was looKtng it;r a siepuiuiner ior xtte ju-
ventie, ami was impressed with Iter qual
ifications for' that position : but she in-
listed that he was a brother of the girl,
watching my glances with suspicion, as
it was a habit of soldk-rs lo flirt with
country nutldehs and then break their
lirl by telling them that they were
, nan ied ; and she herself had long been
f the opinion that I had a wife ft home,
nut thisftincrnl. The bustling widow,
with ,ittt0 tilll0 fur tears. or r0fiTetful
meim,,.ic!S was nt onc moment -.:'
acquaintanccs, the nex,, tnP tptf.
' . ,
ner lluh w- rwrtit hi the outside
1 Kitcnc,, jyD-r-i cooks, winm her owVi.
, KOinc htrt d for the tW-Vrti wi;rt ilitting
nu.,1 belles and beaux in the glory of
I tleir Sunday clothes, awl
farmers with their piis.
And the
whole place was fdled wUlt lattghlcr
dM,tt Ud Mh V orlositv.
m the minister finally apared antl
! ,rt f.nf,.1 v.w?a tM-s.
l to . rather n.n rrAlr.. ', .i.
i w.nid. wh?t i-rt, tem.xiro sPt L..
ustructcd of boards restin- on blocks
When th, wrr, fill..,! th ,-;.t.
i of the veoYe sat down iU picturesque
; rouns in the dw.ser shade. Some wil.l.
I iv-mcl.dioiis and ome dolcfullv-twan
, , .
i ing iivmns -ere sun":, then
i . . i .. ? ' "oieiuti
'e the whK.h NVa,
j ceasi -V" llnlveb-v ll
! Ty" mUrmpUr,of the lin
I " "-cnt littering of the birds ahd the
! 'fl.r"a.Way 801,11,1 of vt.icrt, Rt he hoU.
&J1. ..1.1. . ,. t
. .-mc utvi tue
u-niir l.nt .. . : i . . i .
c-natu" aiteriuitcn Willi Kii,ti,u,. ..
i ' """"nij puic sTrcwiiett away
I the d.irl- ni.ln. r i. .i . ..
: .vv. me nKI, a win to
' n:ll in r snrmniJ.I i. i;.
j -....ix, primary grave,
over which wavc.t sprays of roe afTection
had planted, and of the blackberry which
seems to fpring spontaneously by every
fence. Keside this resting place was a
platform, ou which the minister, a ven
erable man, with strong frame and iron
gray hair, stood, while iri loud, clear tone
rang oat the words :
" Ho, every one that thirsleth, come
ye to the waters, and he that hath no
IKITIOV fnina nml 1,,,.. d. ,.! w. .
- '
come, buy win and milk without monev
1 Ollil IvIlllAIlt liri.in
Tome, now, and let us reason toother,
the Wd : though voir .iI 1
.-,ri..f ti,.. i n i t -
s-Cirlft, they shall be as white as snow
though they be red like crimson, they
shall be as Wool'
Farcical as Were some of tiie tirctlm
stahcea of this gatherihg, there was an
indescribable solemnity about the service
that impressed itself inaelibly ttpon h4Jr
hiemory. "L'ome, let us reason together'
naa haunted me since in many a church ;
and the vision has grown upon me until
the walls stretched away into a border
ing melancholy forest, inclosing strange,
unreal groups of figures, where a rustle
of pine 3s ceahi, atid tiielloW sunshine
i rradiated the grave of the man who had
desired that his friends should so assem
ble in his memory.
But the service over, our spiritual
wings were quickly folded, and we joined
the stream flowing back to the house.
The disconsolate Widow. Was already
thcrf, superintending tllti laying df the
tables, which verc Spread in the yard lii
fhjj full blare of the fHili. Th'ere as no
end of "flesh and fowl," biscuits and
flour was exceedingly scarce then and
a J -other things that people in that re
gi i were supposed to be fond of. There
we 1 1 numbers of the rough country folk
there,to whom the banquet board seemed
one of fabled magnificence for people
of all clause, from far and near, had
flocked to the Unheard-of festivity of a
rwrVterhh" funeral. Hifc Jaijies,
soon filled, and the waiters plying busily
between iliein and the kitchen. The text
of the minister was liferallv followed out!
whether or hot any reffard was paid to
its real significance.
We placed several of the young ladies
in the shadow of the chimney, and I held
her parasol over my charmer, at the same
time that I was endeavoring to wait on
her and feed myself. One thing baffled
my Ingehu'ity for a moment. The butter
was of the Consistency of seet oil ; bitt
we obtained n gpbn n.t le'igMi. hd m!n
H brilliant remark related to a '"siip of
butter,", a 'spoonful of butter," and
"eau de butter." , . .,j
Afer dinner mir parly toot a prolone
stroll through the beautiful wood with
its many interspersed sunny openings
where sumach blazed on grassy knolls.
Of cot' the town ladies were consid
ered models of style, and I think my
brigandish new felt hat, with a cord and
two little swinging tassels, produced
ome Peiisfttiorii though I hate a etight
ImpiTssiort that some breeze bore me a
whifner of "What a ttandv!' nnd ant
pur? tttal I Hvr rhbrtrd aH old hldy sayilig
to her daughter, " You tiiay be Stire a
man with white hands and a,riiig on his.
finjrr wilt iniitf his wtf5 j all the trcrt."
This is about all that I remember con
nected with the occasion, except that the
next day as I passed Ella's house in the
afternoon I saw in the street under her
illow, tliP. hotrint, t l"-T3 &"A
liow ers 1 had gathered for her during our
stroll, and which she had declared she
would " keen as long as there was any
thing left of" them !"
The dairtp air came: chilly Up frim th"
rivcF. Aiound tlic" beikt lit the Wyohiis
sing, near the cave at the niill oil the op
posite side of the Schuylkill, an aged col
ored man wa. sif iiritr oti a Ftoie eatiiig
a'ii '-evening-'' meal that had no doubt
I teen lteggcd from a neighboring farm
house. The stranger was a type of the
real, genuine southern slave. His hair
was gray, his form rather bent, his little
eyes encamped in a cjuttef of wrinkles j
his nose broad, and an eip.essi.jii cf
honesty, kindness of heart, geniality
that could not be hid, but that burst re
splendent through a cloud of sorrow that
seemed to mantle him from his old black
hat to the well-worn boots on hits feet.
" My name Is Henry, salt, Uncle Hem
ry dey used to call tne wheti t ttan liVin'
Whttr t Was raised," was the reply he
made to the reporter's queitiori.
"Dat tva'i down VA G'eoVri SaH, A
long time ao. i'sc been gitten around
de norf since de war, but is gwine to try
to go along honle agin, if I can. before
dese old bones wear out and dere's ntiftin
Icftb' rnVK"'
"Want to get back south again, do
" Yes, sah. It kind o' creeps iu my
liones to go home again. I call it home,
but it's a long ways off. . Was Vrn thir
ty miles beloW Savannah, and belonged
to Colonel Higgins, Colonel Archibald
Higgins, of the Pine Hill plantation.
Ever been dar?"
Uncle Henry wasted "ho."
" 1'Sc leeii to many places in God's
garden, sah, but now, in mv old ears, I
dun no airy a j,,ace like de old home
uotm dar. When General Sherman donp
gone away from Allanta, mnssn was kill
ed and de niggars Wits fjetfd. J ctim
norf wid iny son, Hi r&'s Uit'li Sill, h.Hd
dnirs iio tilii" room for me Leah. Fse got
chilern livln' down dar eome'ers, least
dey was livin' when we cum norf."
" Can yon sing ' Way down tipon the
Suwanec UiVer, Uttcte Henr.' ; f" th
old ht-.m's c4e fah'l.y fraricd ahd glist
eltrd in ttiirs as he replied :
" Dat good old toon, how could I ever
forgit it? . Xo indewdi Jiia .orgit!
Dat vv, years ago, sah, but when I
sing it now, away from old horue, I 'mag
ine it was writ fo' me right now. Ok I
tell you, massa, dars plenty in
de wor'd e'.aIhg dat old toon what's jes'
lit-A flia lifr nlil iitw-Ia frnfr nt tir,w
11. j nd
wishin dey was back ....... ,uli
. - galn wid massa
aml Swnnee ribWr, br
away." And Ht iiged traveler wiped
away lr;tVs with his coat-slcctc a! his
memory ran b;Uk in Ihi? yfci.f thai ai'e
1'tasl b iht hippy days he . sjic'ut ambi'ig
the sugar-ratte tvnd Wttoh in the sltniiy
An ttf Oborgia. il wa a. sad plctUre
and not met with often. He spoke of
many other good old songs the darkies
used to sing, and would have continued
his history further had not the shades of
evening suggested a departure. Uncle
Henry was "helped" alone, but whither
he drifted, or whether he will ever reach
"dat cood old home" he spoke of, is hard
to tell.
"Good-by, sah, de Lord bless you's
all," were the last words he said as our
carriage left him far back in the twi
light. A certain colored deacon, on occa
sions of missionary collections, was wont
to shut his eyes aud sing: " Fly abroad
thou mighty Gost-eJ," with such earnest
ness aud unction that be would quite
forgr-t to see the plate as it came around.
"Oh, yes!" said the plate bearer, "but
just you give something to make it fly."
itbw Daii ItallHitii &rHirti oH MltHtirb
Dan Halloway was a railroad conduc
tor, whd used to make his headquarters lii
iiichmoud, Indiana, H5was iqfoduced
to a lot of mad wags who rendezvoused
at Bill Bennet'a livery-stable one day,
where. ther played practicHl jokes on
each other when there was no strapger
handy. , One. of.vteirBtandingjokie
etjneieteil in beguiling a:i iitiBiispxtih
man into telling a story, and then get
ting up and walking off, one after an
other, leaving the poor fellow to conclude
his tale to Bennett's dog, blinking and
dozing under the stove.
Halloway was received by the crowd
with gfeat cordiality, A drink was pro
posed iri a neighhrtr'injf; &tiotn, and after
that was disposed tff ilicy f ettirHed , i3
Bennett's, office J. and jiine onefold a
shdrt Story jst M draW the conductor
on to his fate. The trick succeeued,
and Halloway started off with a story
about an adventure he once had with a
wolf. Before he had got on the track of
the wolf, or had even suspected there
was n wolf in the neighborhood, one of
his listeners ros; tlowly up ont of bis
chair, etretcltcd himself, gaped, ithd
fslkd out yMth , greift declaration,
ban didn't !nd thfo mijbit, btt Rpt
right on with his story, just as though
ther wasn'jj a wolf within a thousand
miles of him. Vlien he. finally came
suddenly on the wolfs tral another one
of his listeners got up and sauntered
lazily out, with his hands in his pockets,
whistling a few low, soft notes. Dan's
eye kindled a little at this, but he said
nothing. Indeed he was so busy press
ing after the wolf there was not time to
indulge in any parenthetical rematksi
Jfe had to attepd strictly, to bnstivvwt or
tlie wolf would. escape liini. , ,
Then, by taking a shorter cut thaii the
wolf was pursuing, Dan managed" to
head off bis wolfship in a, very narrows
passage between overhanging rocks, aiid
it was evident that he had reached a
crisis in the story of the most inter
esting and oxcitiug character. It is not
often that a story-teller is able to corner
up a wolf so effectually as Dan had done
then and there, and one would have
thought every listener would have been
riveted to the spot until the denoue
itieht was feaehed. One brok the riv
ets, itoWeVeF, ahd walked away in the
deepest meditation. Only One: other'
listener wa-3 Jeff how be?(c3 jibntieH,
n& i'iii Ha Haliotray was clinching tiiej
wolf, and both were rolling on the ground
in a life-and-death struggle, that man
appeared . suddenly to ( recollect soine
ihing.iie ntust irro right off ,aitd attend to,
a'd he tieLt, leaving Bennett aiohe
with the story-teller. Mr. Halloway
paused, then keeping onc hand on the
wolf, stt he wouldn't get away, he
reached around back with his other
hand and drew out a revolver, which he
pointed at Bennett's bead, remarking
quietly, " Tlie'c dW, my fristjr lriend,
fin d d if you dolrt slay afld hcttr" the
rest of this wolf-story ! "
And f Williatil staid. Yes, he staid
arid Suddenly bcrafce hiteresteH. Hal
loway could easily have killed tjiaji Wolf
in two minutes, the way be had the ad
vantage of him, but he delayed the
finale so as to instruct Bennett with re
gard to the habits and .peculiarities "of
the animal, dwelling at length upon his
iantaj h'nd the various means employed
by hunters in capturing or killing li'lH;
He did this because Bennett appeared
to be so thoroughly absorbed in the story,
don't you see? Seemed as though he
couldn't get enough of it. Bennett's
friends in a nelghlioring saloon, whither
they had repaired, eXpeclillg the fallroitd
hiah would come in and treat the crovrd
wheta he faund. be wfls sold; became lm
patieitt nt Itttgth, hhd they Went back- lo
see what lad become of him. Looking
through the ofllce-wlndow, they saw Hal
loway still telling - that jyolf-stoxy nd
jiow and ihen d'e'ii n e'eett rcoH'
ihto Bennett's ribs to emphasize the
good points in the narrative. They say
the eager attitude of the listening Wil
liam and the intense, almost painful, in
terest depicted on his, coiifttehaht e can
never fce effaced from their niciiiory. It
was dark long before William went home
to his supper that night, and he acted
wolfish for several days to all who catiie
near him. H h jt 6 c, ihoigh,
he can tell the wo'f-storv with immense
good humor better than we have
it, if anything.
JtK.lTt OP RKrttltnV MfMftVi
Hon. iieVerdy JUhhson, the. distin-
jru'stad Statesman "d juriet, died feiid-
deuly on the 10th inst., while a guest at
the Executive ;lin;on or" Oov. Carroll,
at Annapolis, Maryland. He was within
a few month" of being eighty years old.
He Was borri at Ahnnpclte. Mai' 21, f9G,
tiellifl; lh5 Soft Of itoii. j'ohn .J'diihsbh,
f i it '
Chief Judge of the ( First Judicial Dis
trict of llarylarjd, and afterwards Chan
cellor rf .h Slate, lie was an alumnus
of St. John's College, Annapolis, after
wards studied law, and was admitted to
the bar in 1815. ite soon acquired a
Wrtt'e n'rtd in jtfactlce in his native
city and county, and he renort"
the nex i
' .. ,cven years, the decisions of the
Court of Appealsof Maryland, the greater
part of tht well krifWrt Mrie of eVeh
Volumes of "Harris & johnoh's ile
pttrls,'' hating iieeh prepared by him.
Iri lSir i!e retiioveil t8 Baltimore, and
soon after was appointed , Deputy At
torney General of 5iaryiaiid, and in 1820
Chief Commissioner, of insolvent debtors.
From 18i:i to lo2o he was Suite Senator,
and in the latter year resigned to devote
himself to his practice, and before" 18 15
had attained to the leadership of the
Maryland bar. He also occupied a high
position at the bar of the Supreme Court
of the United States.
In 1845 he was elected a Senator of the
United States for Maryland, aud in 1819
was brought into the Cabinet as Attorney
General of the United States by President
Taylor. On the death of the President,
in 18.50, he retired from office, and con
tinued to practice almost exclusively in
the Supreme Court of the United States.
In IStil he was a member of the Peace
Congress, and in 18G2 he was again
elected to the United States Senate. He
was employed by the government as mi
umpire in the adjustments of fjucsttuii j
which had arisen with foreign govern
ments, at New Orleans. n.riH .the war.
Iri Jtitod, 1868, he Was appointed Minister
td Englarid td succeed VHi tioti. CharteS
faheis Adrtms. lie tteghf i-Ucd a f-reaf y
fbr the seftlenJerit of the Alabama daiirfs,
which, did hot meet tlie .views of the;
jbfiited Sta'te Seha'te, arid it was fejetted
by a very large majority. He was re
called iii l?tl atid haa since resided in
Baltimore. ,
II luit (he .SM'' (VMfcrvtioHat'.f873 Shote
Hn,r tnfftintt. t'lyti'ip.
It has been assumed, too na.-t!!y
think, says the Boston Advertiser, that
the growth of the country in population
has received a serious check. This con
clusion is based on the returns of a part
of the censuses taken last year. We
hate not seen aityvVlier'e a table rontaln
n resitits of .dl the enumerations, and
tfciytfe ehdedrett ,tfj .ttrpiy.the de
ficiency. Nt far as known l.trre .vefc
eighteen tates that took a census of
llidi- pop'lntion dnrin? the year , 187o.
One other made an inumeralir'f in. 1874.
Of the whole fourteen, e leven are sup
posed to lie trustworthy, and three are
not so. The census of Texas is an esti
mate so far as it is supposed to give the
total population. A school census was
taker;, and the fini lieiow are baed
ripo'ii the resnlt of fln't, cVurcc'tet! by a
coViparifn of the votes at different ejec
iioos. The retur'i for Muliigi'n is that
for the year 1 4,' so. i.hrit it represent
one year less of growth than in the other
case3 :
. I7rt.'
... 17M
New Jersey
NeW Yttrk.
lfUoilS IsWiiil
fyotlh Carolina..'.
Texas... ..'...'.....,
Wisconsiu .,
nThe annual growth of Iowa from 18o0 j
to 1870 was 02,011 persons; from 1870 to
1875 ii. vaa 2!,205. The growth of Kan
sas during the decade avftrageo t.?10
persons each year ; during the last five
years it has been 32,808 persons each
year. Massachusetts had an average
growth of 22,G2S in the former period;
of 38,!10 in the latter. Michigan had an
an annual increase of 43, 4W in the earlier
period, and of 37,493 in the years from
1870 to 1874. Minnesota's annual growth
from 18(30 to 1870 was 2"i,708; from 1870
to 187") it wa? !''J,0?7. Nebraska's annual
'ncret during the earlier period is not
known, but diifiii tlffe Wi nre yWr9 it
has nipre than doubled its jitipuiatiuh, t4)
that its increase must have ljeen several
times as lar?e. Nevada, was admitted in
l8t4, and its lt'pulatioii in iSM) is li'.t
known. New Jersey's annual increase
from 160 to 1870 was 2:?,4tj; during the
last five years 21,81. New York received
an annual increase of 50,202 during the
earlier period, of 04,490 during the latter.
Wisconsin added 27,879 annually duriug
the ten years, 3G,08G during the five just
General Ont, commanding the milita
ry department of Texas, ttas examined
before tlie sclert ronimittce df the J'dMss
on the Texas frontier troubles, ai:d gaVe
a very full and intelligent account of the
cattle raids to which the ranchcros oh
the American side of the Itio Grande for
five hundred miles along the river and
for one hundred and fifty miles back are
Subjected. The country which is tbc
scene of the forays is separated from the
river by an extensive undergrowth forest,
which form shelter for cattle thieves,
and renders inext to impossible for the
milittiry patrols or posts to interfcrs with
them. There are two classes of Mexi
cans on the Texas side one intelligent,
honpt rpnr-hrros, a irjilch oppvwed to
these rasds as the American portion of
population; and the other, consisting of
.li. .. ..n... . ...;:: ""tiaws
nurillltrm itrinina, iii'jw vi nivm vw.. ....
(b-H'tiert, from the Mexican army,
t; ho ct't Ka fj'ie'S fl't ?rlf cortirrde whert
they cross the river on their cattle-stealing
expeditions. On their own side of
the river these bands, which sometimes
number from onc hundred to one hun
dred ,ahd fift. .itiefj, are . lit leflgtle tvith
the local htlUidrilk tbMr recogid'rd
chief being Cortina, so that all facilities
are given them for disposing of their
plunder. The. national government of
Meilcu is hit ty bo b1ned; iti deo'eral
Orr's opinion, for this state of things,
because the system of government is to
let each state take care of its own affairs.
Tee only remedy for the evil which the
general is Urging on the tfaf depilrtmc'rit
is. id increase the, criyairy force oh the
ititt Ur'ahdtf, aid give him '((l.'v'rity
when his troops eome the trail of these j ,
thieving bands to let pursuit be Contin
ued to the Mexican side of the river, and
let the troops deal Fummar.y pttnish
rHetil.. HH sHyf? fHaf iiH ill riiii? of myfc
ribi-therli states himself and, tlie Mexican
coui,nai,idai..t have niiJtual arrangcmciit
by vliibh 1'rds'iri ei!edUi.jii firj flil!d4-
ed on cither side of the river, arid on
some occasions American and Mexican
troops have co operated. .
Anion" the earliest measures wit'-
which the Prussian Diet has been busied
is a bill dealing with the dclicato cpies
tioh of " the language of administration'
id thtj Prussian dominions. It must lie
rememiiered tl.itt H pef ceht. bf !hfc pbp
tilat ion of Ff vissia1 speftlt hfibir.ualiy lan
guages' difTerifig ifi their essential charac
ters from German, not merely, Germa
dialects. There arc, first of aii, 2,500,
000 who talk Polish In 1'6'sen andi the
neighltonng province?; 14:,000 i.itiiiia.
";-ns stK-aking the old Lettish ; 14o,00u
Danes, chiefly in the r.iv? Jllts '
000 Czechs, and some 10,000 other less
linguistic dissidents. These particttlar
ists are, of course, looked on with disfa
vor by the new school f policy which
rai-s Gerniaa unity to the height of a
dominant principle in modern civiliza
tion. The bill, therefore, introduced iu
the Landtag proposes to make Gerraan
henceforward the exclusive language of
administrative business and judicial pro
ceedings in every part f the Prussian
kingdom, irrespective of local circum
stances. . ." I wish T might die," righed a sen
timental maid as she stood rubbing the
shoulders of her dress with beuzinc ; and
yet the very next time he came she let
him lay his head right in 'the same spot
A nord i it latvr front l ilttay Inter
Or ram,
it appcitfS that the bill to provide for
Rpvernnient aid fk thW g'feSt prftjeft, by
ihS gjdardiiieb tit the interesi oft the f exna
Pacific Kailroaci Cbm'p'afiy, it at fcast in
a fair way of getting before CbCgfe?! in'
aii iituil?gfble shape. .From the letter
of a well-informed Wiii'gton correspon
dent, it appears that all the Ter4
Pacific. Company will' ask is that the
United , State8 shall guarantee that the
Texas I'&ciic C'&jwiiy will par .the 5
per cent, annual interest on tiit-ir bof ds
(issued at the rate of not more than $?5,
000 ier mile of road finished) for a period
of twenty-five years. The government,
bawever, is not asked to guarantee the
pitjme'rtt ef the principal of the bonds,
sfnd riot cveri td iftftfiTe interest
beyond wehty-ie years. This N a frcfy
airierefit atid less dangero'us obligation
than that assumed by (he gA ernmen't
jn the iudorsement of the Union Pacini;
lucHlHz, o4. wi the present . commercial
and financial iiiU,"-t'f i" his yountry
the government could well afford io Ssi
sunie twice as great an obligation for the
sake of helping to set the industrial ma
chinery in motion again, as well as to
ri'l j great enterprise which will open a
tfctief toHrdry bn that opened br the
Union 'Pacific, if is id . c ; regre'ffed
and. yet ferhaps is uhavtiidabfe thai the
irirfec will cornc before Congress some
what in the characiei of d potrtjcal party
schemcj and also of a sectional interest,
as ' will be introduced and most strongly
advocated by soL'th?" democrats; and
for this reason it is to lie feared ilu.t th?
opposing pecuniary interests in the other
Pacific roads will bring every influence
to bear to make it unjiopular with Ke
publicans. . It is possible, however, that
this will be so plain that it will have just
fhe rercrse effect from that intended.
But aside .fiovi the j'irti.-an and sec
tional interests, the Texa3 Pacific, if co'tn
pleted, would be of sufficient benefit fo
the nation , at large to fully justify all the
iiiuor.rf,;!'?nt the projectors pootKisc to
ask. Even if the govci,Hre"t should
guarantee the interest on 100,000,000 of
bonds for the completion of both the
Texas and the Northern Pacific, and even
if the government should be obliged to
pay the interest for ten years, the 5,oor
000 per annum thus paid out would be
more than balanced by the stimulation
of industry that would result from tbc
work. For over two years in this country,
with abundance of unemployed capital,
frith hundreds "f thousands of unem
ployed hi I tore rs find lii'-'-liaitics, and in
exhaustible supplies Of every roiuisite
hi4 n.t'at':r?al, business ha.5 been depressed,
not "because there was aiiy gfeitt bss o'r
destruction of capital, but because the
whole bnsiness community wits demoral
ized, and had lost confidence. This de
moralization lias continued until every
man who is in debt is being squeezed out
by the shrinking in value of his property.
The courts are full of bankrupt cases,
and the property of debtors is steadily
being handed over to the comparatively
small but powerful class of money lend
ing capitalists who, as a rule, arc in favor
of ?pecie resumption and a narrow-minded
system" df fa.ii?, "economy," which they
style " pbjiticai ecoiiomy," trtft tthkh i
iu fact only partisan economy. This con
dition of things has so demoralized that
large enterprising class who do go into
debt, and tints do build up and improve
the country by the risk of fhcif fort't'iVes
in all sorts of enterprises, that everything
is at a stand still.. When the whole mass
is thus demoralised, n'otbinsc less than
the government, representing the wioic
people.can infuse confidence again. There
is good reason for thinking that the Texas
Pacific company stands a fair chance of
getting the required government aid, and
jf jt should, this circumstance, t.igetlief
with the stimulating cWl of tlie cen
tennial exhibition, will make 187Ga year
of revival oi inuustriai interests in the
United State.
The lady whom Mr. James Partoii has
married was Miss Ellen Eldredge,
younger daughter of .Mr. Parton's for
Uief wife. " Fanny Kern," when she
ftJnt tjf-San f ue.tite " Jf ptfme, was
a poor widow (Mrs". Eidi7, r'si'fin'sr
in a second-rate boarding-house in Cani-
bridge, Massachusetts, with two or three
Children: and no means of support save a
pen whose resources u0
learned. He Fern leaves were written
in a hall bedroom in a second story back,
whi"h was the liest accommodation she
arid iifr children iuid foptnad. Her
brother, N. I. Wifiis.was at tii.ti Uttyi lii
Sf 'f York, but acarcel f so i.rosjtcrous as
ic afterwanis ucud'r: With her in
creasing success as an authoress, jus.
Eldredge went to New York. Mr. Par
toil, who was somewhat her junior, was
fas-'-'i Haled hot Jss by her piquant per
sonality" than by her literary itrcomplish
ncn,tnd married her. Jfr daiglltcr,
Miss Elicit Eldredge, was then pf' H
little girl. She has now grown up to
take her mother's place and become her
step-father's wife-pthc circumstances be
ing, U is believed, almost if ho'tabsolute
lv unique. Her elder sisLe'i- it'ffrried
, " " -5 tbc vear
after her marriage, left her infant
daughter to the cre of her mother and
sister. The tliil'1, eteptifmall attfac-
tite slie fs becanic the pet m i"r
PartoVfs iiotiM. SfycH Mrs. i'aTton
died, the care of the child deVc'!ed 'pon
Mi Eldredge and Mr. Par ton, and their
marriage now flien't , to u mte
more completely iu caring lor her. r.
Parton is surprised and shocked at find
ing hat a marriage which scented to
him so proper U CvUt fafy to the laws of
the his mil legisla
ture to sanction the union will douJ-
less receive a prompt and satisfactory re
sponse. . . , ....
Ti i'. the Charles river, a mile
Un the line oi . '
i. ... n.t'.,-. Centre, Maa.,
or more ir' fcuua. .
i mu-h v:u'.l - ! ra.-seway hi5
..-ZiA n :h .1 rLimaa arch
at the
enlrar.ee two feet hZh and three broad.
The parage was. ten feet dcW, ending
in a rtone cell ttn feet aero-? irod hve
feet high. On the floor was u pile pt
.-ball.v white du-t, whica cri.tnbU-d,
changed color and hardened
.A t,n ,.r ).-i the tot "f tbc pile
-.. a Hoft. black substance. wlch would
appear to be pure lampblack or carbon,
;is the workmen describe it & being
"smeary, like soft, black putty;" but,
unfortunately, none of this substance
was saved. No coin, implement or
weapon of any fcind has yet been dis
covered. Specimens of the hardened
white dust, of the mud mortar and of
the roek tia been Kent to Cambridge
for examinat ioif.
ra tL nii-PARiHt Ttitii:cpTi;$xtAt.
rhUadelnhia eorresrjondence oi ihe
Baltimore American ; The general ticket
agents of the railroads ai'e pV'reasiri'g n'
their arrangements for the prospeCtr-e
increase of travel during the coming
summer. A i lie tisVial round-trip ticket?
that are issued every year" iricTude
ojportunities for visiting Philadelphia
and the Centennial. The reduction will
be twenty-five per cent, from all points
in the country cast of Omaha. The
Facrie r.dlroads are not jtarticijiating in
this m'oVcrrfcnl, tfifd having the hiunopoly
o'f frarpl to and f rohl' the Prtclfi teTy
lit tic litrality is expected in that
quarter. If they'k!TrMld join in the ar
rangement it will greatly incieds the
both' to and from all parts of the
Pacific coast. tUt j rejwut arrangement
is to issue tickets good for tiii'rt dy.
and extend the time for the sale of round
trip tickets from May 10 to October 31.
Passengers will lie permitted to slop over
at all places ott the route, except within
si ceftdif distance frm Pliilatielphia,
which properly irfciti''c lcel tr'atel.
The difference in fare between New otJf
and rJiO.lclphia on rouiid:trip tickets
eastward or westward h ft'xeu at ihid
dollar only. For instance, the Tltt V
treen Ciucigo and Philadelphia and re
turn will be -Vhilc from Chicago to
New York and return it wiif t'e ;!? The
four trunk lines will have a building on
the grounds, which will lie a model rail
road station, to be used as an American
tourist ticket office, and to be managed
by the companies in concert. It is un
derstood that trains will be started Ije
tweefi New York and PhiladeTphi.1 every
twenty minutes during' ten' hours cf fhe
day, besides ample night trairs with
sleeping cars. All the railroads here
altouts iifA to the e:'us and West are
adding to tbc number of tbefr cars a.id
locomotives in order to be prepaied !
time for the rush. The only exception
known of here is the Baltimore and Ohio
railroad, and the inactivity of that sturdy
cointietitor for travel and feight to and
from the west is a matter of surprise to
all who have paid any attention to the
Elihu Burritt thus writes in reference
to the tlircatened future of New Eng
land: No country in the wide world
cer poifred more healthy streams into
the current of tify Hfe than d'r oiicc
the farm-homes of our Nca England
states. But those homes are changing
hands and occupants and character with
a rapidity and result which few, lierhap
not one in a thousand, have stopped to
notice. The attractions of city nident
and business, or of the congregate indus
tries of our manufacturing centers, have
been steadily drawing away hundreds
and thousands of vigorous young men
iKirii in tht)se home, and who should in
herit and occupy them and make them
what they IiHe wen m the iK-st years l
New England' nisfoty".- What is the
process that results from flits cotr???
The fathers of these thousands of young
men Are left alone on these homesteads
to carry theffl cn through seed-time and
harvest with the hired helr of Irish and
Germans. As age comes on them, ai;d
uifclf s"n living no longer with them to
Occupy and keep ?p the old home of
their forefaiLcP?; they offer tiie: firms
r,.r anle to tbc hi-dsest bidder, and retire
m .mc bouse with a small cfden ji.
ottic village or small city. The highest
T,Mr nirttosf. sttre fo be mi Irishman
or German, and he' in ' i"t4 jsosewkn
of a home which has given to KetV Eiig-'
land a long succcsmoh of those families
wi.ifli 1.:tv had such a part in its his-
Ths 1" the process now going tn
v faiihi-v' t 'tfn frt Nef Englattd,
m everv
and thousands of its oid j'tifitP-.
arc already occupied by Irish and Ger
mans. Is it not time, then, for thought
fed mtfds to consider the moral liearings
A'f fbis transformation on the future
character bVfh city mid country lift
in New England ?
Hundreds of" pc.;.'p!t He tlei d, says
M Quad, remarked that it seemcu ji
like spring weather. The rain and mist,
ffnd f"g, f'f' the public expressions prob
ably pf.'i !!'; i'tert into hc Sinrtli't' l.y?s
Lead. He came down tVfi-V UtA Umshi
; MtiVffed , robin at a bird store, We'd
home ana i1 ;'t on, tnc limb of a
shade tree, and when the J'-hV cWie
home to dinner, bis attention was calico
to tbc fact that spring bird had re
turned, , . ,
" (Mwl ira kus use !" he exclaimed, as
he l-nt on hiV spca' cs and aw the
" Whiter is over, isn't it?" impaired
Mrs. Startling.
" Of course it is. Wei!, that heats'
. ' . . '..11 .l.ni-
I uv
I tlt XOU nilglll as wen tithe iiiiiL iiiuiic.
I lv f..r "f-" 91 nx tlie tlul-
1 1- : , .)
drcn up with new s.'
While the old man was comJtng h.s
hair ft
dinner, Tom put me oiru
tf.fi ttilfc J-"s
nd h's father saw the
ser-ond robin ami f Attained J
"EliVa" if rVfr ptKtr folks come aretind
here give 'cm hH fhosc 'fafer-t in tli
cellar, for the weatheft .1 hotter A
bhux-.f bthatiamoiitb."
Ik-fore the in..'ofc man shoved back
from the tabic the bird was on a
, , t
ia..l pullcl
, ..i. ....r.lss haudliii? i
snruo, I'm - - -
WJI the tail-feathers out
"Tlit can't Is
i robin," mused the
mid he Pitt on his hat and
the old man
' . .(..,! ?. I4rd from the
out ami iu-- ' rP i
While he was jilting, Tom
flytg do- alley. Hotr he came
public M-yrtaow.
. n. - in the middle of geography,
1CI . -choolma.tcr. ' What
bland up,
in'e oi
w n vramid .
f be sustei
on top of the other.
"Where's au-- , ,
the sea." " Very well," -
luster, "stay there till I Jhi
.pecies of- birch that grow. U
VOL. XXI. NO. 33.
Its 1'nt1 Mcaiilng in Dlffertnt CoUtt
The many and varied r!cres of Queen
Elizabeth much confuse the reader of
history and both friends and enemies" of
that great ruler of her time. It is gen
erally conceded that she was, after her
"heyday" of youth, a plain, il not.an
ugly woman, and that in her old age the
Was positively hideous, ltistori's person
ation of fhe bold hearted queen includes
the nldst tfofifderfni! exhibition of mobil
ity 6f features eYct men in the changes
which so perfectly portray the advance
of senility nd render almost pathetically
ugly a face so Le"j-tiful as that which
nature endowed the Italian muse. When
Elizabeth was far advanced in
life she oraffe1? lf pictures of herself
painted by artists who hd not flattered
her faded features to be collected and
burned, and in 1593 she issued a procla
mation forbidding all persons, " save
ppecial cunning artists," to draw her
likeuess'. At last the queen quarrelled
with her impo'lHely faithful looking
glasses, n'nd Ristorrs thoiJght ought not
to aiirt the presence of a mirror In the
final scene of nef "Elizabeth," as it is an
historical fact that none Wcr allowed in
her pcde"ce during her last years. No
attendant would hrve dared to permit
her to see one. Socrates ca77?d beauty a
brief tyranny, Plato called it a prit'lege
of nature, Theophrastus a Bilcnt cheat,
and Aristotle affirmed it was better than
afl the letters of recommendation in the
world. Siftfe the time of Esther beauty
fttis had its potent sway and charm and
Value. Dean Swift proposed to tax fe
male c1irirK, leaving each woman to
place a' Valuation ofl htf tmn attractions.
Lord Bacon said that the bet part of
oet!y n6ver painted or expressed la a
picture; with Us iW standard of beauty
differs toto culo from the ia? of other
countries and races.
The Chinese admire black teeth aud
painted eyelids. On the shores of the
Mediterranean great corpulency is pre
ferred. " If aif like wheat," the " honey
colored hair" of Homer, is the most affec
ted cf late among us. " Brown in shad
ow, gold in suff," fa ii beautiful shade,
but Elizaltrtk's bright red hair, " spill
fd' for" as sh6 called it, was inspiration to
sycophant p" hi her time, and even
lovely Mary of Scots sacrificed her beau
tiful dark locks to the " red froi'it.." Cle
opatra, Laly Macbeth, and the much niit '
ligned, lieautiful and r.oble Lucretia
Bcrgia had hair light and golden. Leigh
Hunt, who srtid many wise things con
cerning female benu-ty, dres., etc., and
w ho regarded the lips as tprs--ing char
acter as fully as the eyes, declared n
beauty was too often sacrificed to fashion.
" The spirit of fashion is not beautiful,
but willful ; not graceful, but fautastic ;
not superior, but vulgar." Jeremy Tay
lor cslled women "the precious porcelain
of hifVal Cl.-'V." Avtoun sr.vs ' a pret
ty woman is w r.'man's work i.t thn world, j
ni'ikin.r life wiimnipr bv a I.d( which tells !
of a law heart and ail the gr n ( I..";-ss cf
humanity." A smile, hich -jH-ak oY
heaven's compassionatencs-, is, after all, ;
tha apotheosis of a prctt v woman. .Sen-
, ... . ,,
eca said, " lrtue is more agreeable com-
ing from a lK-autiful body. Beauty is
somctimescallcd the 'fatal gift,' because of
tho lL.iserios which juirsut its chances in
jr0 . i jiavc known few women in my
ir.cf" -aid Mary Montagu, ': whose ex
traordinary charms and accomplishment
did not fnake them unhappy."
ursii tyim .i v n in:s.
Ingratitude and indiil'cretice sometimes
tr."r the character of men. A hilsltrtnd
returns frbiVf hv business tit evening.
During Lis absence, aft-! throughout the
live-long day, the wife has been bify with
nio.'d ',! bands preparing some little
surprise, some t:pe tcd pleasure to
make Home .imain-.
He enters, seemiiigW sees no more oft bt
i t . nH,..i' :vj iti.iii i-,e
h-w l.en done to please him than if he
er a bli'td man, and has nothing more
1 ... I. .i ... 1 .1 1.
to wiv aiXHft n man ii tie wctc uunio
loving wife h- bornt; in her
heart an abiding sorrow, day a iter May, ,
I from causes like this, until, in process of j
time, If if lire d enthusiasm of hcrorig-
i'lia'fii-'ll.'e bcbi.rn'dout, and mutual ,
4- i. . ..ii ....... :.)"
indillerenec sprti"! tit r'-".
over tne
lnjuschold. .
Many women have little idea "f h''?
greatly they shock the ta-les and really
Crfdanger the jiirefii"iis of their husbands
t' tVrr rriwecifdy doiDestic ttpparel.
There is dot ti fi of etttse and refined
Iccling anywhere who V.ofiid fi't- prefer
(w.mcsiinple and chaste jidonimenf fyf bi-t
wile in T:c rrorMbi to R"y extreme of
..i...1r .-.t the cvt-in'iV'' T-ct a wt-
r-j'AV.-- ' , ... ,
man bv all means dres- briliia
t,, ,H'e,uioiii that render it proper ; wc
mitf iHidWiie k' abrid:rc her pri ileges
nor bafifc h't k4it-i in Ibis particular;
but wc claim tha ?t ft irrp"rtant lor iter,
f-lVo vabVc iter b.otisehold s-n!ty, that
she sbotthl g coin'al bved to her rfo.--tomtirv
domestic attire, 't l: fcn.t.le who
goes about the bouse untidily dre has
no right to the title of woman. She is
Hboot tb'c nwrkJ an 1 indications by
which Jr3M f fhMdfN-d.
What TitK Sorni 11. PtifK.--Tlie
l)Rsvii!e Courier-Journal reveal- the
startling fact lfc -h.ee the Inu-ifc-uration
or the national govern me.'.'f be has
'.,:' i.nt about one hundred and ni.Ty
.. -n:.... .l..ti..,i rJf.i.l-l. IC nio'H-V OU puuiii, ,
in the i,o'."r states,
SI endittire, in the b
have not exceeded seventeen million do!
1 n It adds that this is the more sur
tthina '" rcmemlr that the
Lt.tl.errr slates hnve at all times, cx-
crfii'B uriM- 1,M 'War' lurm-4,,c'1 "L"
. . .i r...vrtlw of the cxchanjrc
halt to
with vhich ire hare pant our '7'Jf T 7
P,' ' . , default of sonti.cr.iicntirclv.
tlV. iJl-
Us foreign obligations.
V.itliiii' is
talculattd to mate
lll;Ul Jllorc deliberate than the
J 4f -venteen pair of str.d
hov whcrc tl,cre is only one young laoy
1 - l. .... ..-1 n .V rill 111." IIIL1IVJ--I.. "
Kliijin ii","'o
i s leap year has con.e, a gs,i i" '"y
J, u, Hu.r r,a,o
-titicatcs to carry about their 1
j ( proUH.tiuIl.
T.rodtictiolis', the sujl'iy vi g.nu , A ,m.,ima.. . -
v r ul l Ik- inadequate to pay the ! niiu., v lnl,lio.. tons of pure, st, id com
L, uZ il terest charges on the national t r(X.k.,llU) h.eated ot. an ts.and one
1 l a. the govennnent of tbc United j Jiun(lrc(l aIll ci,d,ty-li vc fret
Ss woUl fnevitably have dishonored frolu a mi-.- bh,
To climli the tinrpnl Ktth.
l.we tho ronilwiv li re,
Wo wiiu tlie rivrrwoi rath,
Awl tuuncl tlie Llll.iol (f-.ir.
O ir fret on the toncnt'i drink.
Our eyrm on the tloiitl nfar,
Wi; fir tlie lliinr we tliink,
Inatuait of the tiling that arc.
I.fke a ride mir work IihiM ri-,
Kaili IdVr we tl.e Ust ;
T-iii"rrow forpTer St.,
To-dny 1 tlie 5IcIh1 test.
I.Ike 1 nawyer work 1 life :
'i he iirewnt niak. the Haw,
Ami thei.ti) fi-tl f r Mrlfe
In the lm 1" liefore the " I
CRAVE AM !.ll.
..It is said that 1j,KIO,000 Ikixcs of
blacking are annually manufactured in
t?;e United States.
..He ly in his little bed in northern
Indiana. 1T read bis little novel. He
smoked his little pipe. There was little
left of hi in.
..One of the most pitiable i;iht in
this life is the sjnirtacle of a ma si who has
been married but three months wearing
cotton in his ears.
..The " Leap Year Nccktio " for gen
tlemen has a spring which, being tom b
ed, moves a thickness of siik aid.-, aud
shows a disc inscribed " No."
..The editor of the Newport .News
wants a female correspondent one, ho
says, who can "fling golden gleams
over the sombre tints of life."
..11! wan lunind to be accurate, aud be
described tie woman's lui!ie thus:
" She wore an elegant suit o! something
or other, cut bias, and trimmed end
wise." . .The Sandwich Islanders are going to
adopt a new flag, but they can't decide
whether to take a gray Ii.tsp blanket
with a hole in it. or an old vest with tl.c
back ripped out.
A convict w rote a U tter to his brother;
a wktus letter, without an attempt at n
joke, fltWi, however, ii.ncluii.-ii
must leave '"'; my ft arc so cold I
cannot bold my f"
Wr,ylhouh'r's7tl...i I'll t" d-.v "ith w-rrow
Al.Jtit to-iiK't row.
Mv heart !
One walchrt "11 Willi .nr.' iift true.
Doubt H"t that fie will -'ive tine, ton,
Tliv part.
J'iK'l i h'miii?, W.
. .Tlic brotiz-. American 5irl is to Ik?
unveiled next sun.nirr in Elmira, New
York, a town that has yet to put up its
firs! rmmivmcnt to .t Sabbath-school
..The DanbiMr News declares that
Elihu Burritt call drive a strange doj'
out of his yard in thirty-three languages.
You will e the falsity of this when you
rcmcn.lK-r that not more than three dogs
in ten
ire masters ot more man one u-
Art received another awkward criti
cism' from fr- n-l easy young man
wh.. rcccntLv met wulptr in a social
c'r'V, and addressed bimlhu-: "Er
crH. -V-'i are the man cr, that makes,
er mud licaM" Anti this was the ar
tist's reply ; "Er-r-m.t all of 'cm; I
didn't make yours."
. .One of the "respectable cit'uicns" of
iri Jivlintia town was recently fl
ln..t f! to death with a jug of whisky
within his reach.. A man who will de
lilK iatclv freeze to death within teach of
ju" of whiskvmay be abl- to palm lum
st'li' ..If n- a resiuv-talil.' citizen '"
Mates 1
Indiana, but I ' "'''' iln 01,111
in ibe union.
. .Tin: iMswrroiN t.mknt.
OW nirc.i, :;''n! 'ffi
it.. wns i(- Ptnliini i." a nmi. .
.Mi l she " Hyl"l s a ' ' '' if.
p,,r Ki.te l.a.l sear-.-oeeniii-' a .
.,.fr). ,,.r liiisl.:ni) ..i:-lit t" ii ' ucr
The l'ink if eoinitiy poi'nu in,
Ami prim ati-l l'ernial as a Quaker,
(lM.- .lav tin- tutor wml abroad,
n.l simple Kalv mi.II.v iihsm-.I l ;
When h- r. turae.1, l.cl.m.l her lord
SI,.- sl.Nlv -tele. "'"I Io'lly l.isse.l b"".
Tlie liiivbaii'l's iii.--'-r ; iin.l rot
Nn.l flliile bis face iilt.-ninte crew.
"Ja-ss free.lom, iiia'ain !" Kate hiybe.l nn.I
sai-l, , ,,,
"Oh, .b ar! I diJn't know 'twas yon .
..Bayard Taylor says that black-eyed
women car. never love as fondly as those
with blue eyes. Mi. Taylor's t xpeiienco
muxt Ik- vcrv limited, or lie would know
that a blacks-wed wonn-n, even if she does
not spend .pi'ite as much time in sighing
as fief fairer sMcr, can love more in five
minutes tlin a blu-eycd woman can in
a vcar. CIiIi ikj" Tiiiir.
A-George III. w;ls walking the quar
ter deck of one of his men-of-war with
his hat on. a iil..r a-kc.l his messmate
"who that fellow wa who did not douse
...A- to the i.lmifai ""7 " -
u khl"
v((.nwI ,,
Well, kin:r r no king,
(..lief " he's an iinmanneily
,, vlx r-- should be ham man
y .f: U ; "he was never out
' "
t-ide of land m bis l"'"'-
A t.,1,1 oi' a ma. agent that on
,.,... trip he was td tacked by highway
robber-, b.r demanded bis money. As
he was too prudent to tarry money m
tb- country, they fail-d to make a haul
ul of their victim. - P...t." rt..d he
Htrriif. " I have some ..fii' i
nl niai'sot tne
with me, which I should
oti!itrv along
i like to "h'nt you ;
and in a twinkling
).r-, had ii map stlM-k
r : ..d eM.h.i...d it-Miicct..-
; h), (I
, ' j r,v, t. tui,ry
j . nM.v.
th- bandits a
,-tii'l resumed
Ti-.i-AT ii'-NT. A corrcv-
. t ri
.-...dcMt writes P. tl.c Jr....sts
ar, decr'tng a mode of treatment for
lime in the ryr. Me A c-olorcd
,., to me in ink'"- mnw
unslaked l.'mt having t into bis eye.
Ti.ni the lime mu-l "f ncuw.""-' "
hazards I felt certain
I cWtcc sulihuic
1 nut one drachm
and a half of
the diluted acid in a four ounce graduate,
filled it with water, and told him to Wfch
hi rye with U' ""li'- 1Ic 1,J.B ,,c.
-,0 U, and was rcli. ved ahno-t immr-
Tbcn I made liini niw' n.-- -.-
with pure
water, ioi'l titter " k
. t ...
nV to iioiul
t witi! ol.ve on nni i
i-ontiirif ? ''I'i'1
liealloll lor :-llie llll.i.
To-day he U hl
. -.i. i.Mi.vi' terain.
t wen, ati'i tan
In another similar
..ane no remedy wiwin.uiMrutely applied,
a, a doctor bad to be sent for from Home
. .liHtancc. an
l the man lost ins .-
route itui" . . . , c
v:r T.-c-he. in Ioutoiana, is one of
a ; .,r, ,,i the world. How tti.
the wonder j
the.1 - , , ,..;., over thiee huuJrcd
, i ..s-.iit-iitiiii? over
lnlatio, w . ,
of cv 'U,,n 1
, a beauty H a WHl'cr
v':;fiatii it is prolific,
- i : nt : ':1 ti'id varied.
( f t.uIlj, c. ur
i v
.. i, nr. I . I of pure rwk
.. i:t is as yet only csti
. ntiiu- men ;.re puzilcd t'i
uluc d it.
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