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Something novel in the way of suicide
id rejiortcd from Alsace. A man put
; dynamite cartridge in li in mouth and ap
plied a match to it. The next second his
head and the upper part of his body were
Mown into a thousand pieces. The man's
brain had been affected bv the heat M
A smart daddy name of lienson, who
moves about the country a good deal,
calls hi babies after the townthey hap-
en to be born in. lie now has Albany
Itenson, Omaha Benson, St. Joseph
Benson, St. JosephincJBensoxi, Cincinnati
Benson, Toledo Benson and Chicago
Uensoa. ., "',.'
The New Orleans Bulletin Laa been
there. It Kays; . Just as everything 'has
been brought into the house, the windows
fastened tight, the children all put jn
l-ho feather bed for lear of lightning, and
everybody settled down to enjoy a re
freshing shower, the chances are that
the sun will come out in ten minutes.
Nature can play her humorous pranks
as well as an individual.
Is Spnin the heat has been so great
th in summer that the thermometer "row
to 1GG degrees in the sun at Cadiz.
Tallow candles molted and became useless
Jit night, hundreds of jieople droprx;d
Oead in the strect and field laborers
.refnsed to work in the scorching sun.
"Owing to the recent disbandment of 20O,-
soldiers, tne latior uiaruet -vas so
pint ted-that maiy -workmen could only
' nbtain aliout fifteen cents daily lor
twelve hours' work.
The fall in silver has occasioned a
fhrinking of nearly $:33,(M)(,0(M) in the
value of the Nevada mines. Consoli
dalcd Virginia is selling at fifty-five dol
lars, equal to two hundred and sevety-five
lollars for the old shares, and California
lifty-eight dollars, equal to two hundred
and four dollars on the old stock. Both
mines will this month pay the usual
dividend of two dollars er share, draw
ing from their surplus to meet the de
mand. O.v Horace Hall's farm, in Royal Oak,
Itfich , while Messrs. Smith and Pomeroy
were putting dewn a well, they strrek a
sort of soft stone nlxmt twelve inches
thick, and after they had drilled through
it an explosion occured like the report
of a cannon, throwing the tools fully
thirty feet in the air. It then began
throwing out stones, sand, etc. Some
large stones were thrown out, some of
which weighed twelve iounds. It then
began to sjout forth white sand and
smoke, which lasted for about nine hours.
A HPORTi-Vu judge is of use in more
ways than one. Recorder I lackctt added
to his other sound decisions one upon
guns, the other day, which ltore against
a. prisoner w ho plea led that the shotgun,
with which he had shot some children,
went off from a blow against the window
hill. The recorder examined the gun,
declared it impossible, and offered to let
the prisoner try it in that way against
hini with a double charge in it. The
jury was convinced by the judge, as
an expert as well as judicially, and
the sentence was a year's imprisonment.
San Francisco is n tempting the re
formation of her hoodlums. A " Youths'
Free Directory" lias been established in
which every citcouragement isgiven those
smxiHus to turn over a new leaf. A few
days ago a requisition was made on the
directory from parties in San Joaquin
motility for five hundred lioys In tween
fifteen and twenty years of age to pick
hops, at wages ranging from fifteen to
twenty dollars per month, with Iward
ami lodging. This work was formerly
done by Chinamen. In March thirty
three applications were received, and
thirly-one furnished with work; in April
iiim ty-ont were received, and eighty-two
given employment; and in May there
were one hundred and ninety applicants,
of which numlier one hundred and twen
ty were put in business. Since then
nearly two thousand lioys have applied
for employment, and the majority have
obtained it in the neighboring
A fKRKsroxiKNT of the French
journal L'Explorateur has lately shown
that the Mpulatioit of France, instead of
increasing, is diminishing, and what is of
more importance still, he quotes figures
to show that the French are deteriorating
in physical vigor. In 1SC0 the insula
tion was .".N.OO'M10' and in 1K72 it was
rii,MiO,0, and taking into account the
loss of Alsace and Iorraine the jhij. illa
tion is seen to have declined by nearly
:7,M0 in mix years. In 1873 the
number of jiersons who reached the age
o! twenty years was 30S,,M(); in 1874,
2!H,2(M; in lS7,r, 2S3,7tW; and in lSTti',
only 277,0(10. Inspection of an average
French regiment shows that the people
throughout the country are stunted in
growth, although Normandy and Brit
tany still possess a stalwart peasantry.
As the emigration from France isj not
great and the diminution is evidently
due to causes acting through a long
series of years there is serious danger
ahead for her as a nation. In material
prosperity France is, however, wonder
fully resilient, and the spectacle is thus
presented of which Goldsmith spoke in
his famous lines:
"111 (arc the lam!, to haMmine Ills a prey
Where wealth accumulates ami men decay."
The laws regulating the easant's
tenure of land are sneh as practically
prevent him from rearing a large family,
and in the cities the artisan class is most
fecund, and, feeling the pinch of poverty,
are easily led into sedition. Having no
great foreign dependency like India
there is no natural outlet for men of
jinibition and ability, who therefore
rasily develop into revolutionist.
But. as things are going, France is bc
ciming the ideal land of Malthus, where
by keeping down population the people
know no great extremes of wealth or
Appended is a list of the states in
Mhich the term of a United States sena
tor expires on the fourth of March next,
with the name and politics of the present
A r k.i!.-.iH I'lavlon
I,-It., . SnnUlMiry '
l - i r i; i m Norwood.
W riklit ....'.."."""."'
h an;is Hai vi-v
'ii'tilmkv S t v it v , u " ' ". '
I nn i Mia na West
W a i in- Morrill ..
-I sr.ptlhtMrtta H'.utWfll .7,.'.
M inn'-H'lM Windom...-- .
M Mi-ippi Alrorn
?:.-w Hiinipchire ..Cracin
Nfw .li-ri-'v Fri'hughuyMfn..
N'irlh Carolina Rannom
Hh'.le Island Anthony
;-ruih ( arolina.... Kobertson
Ten rit'Moe 'miptr
-i-l Virifini.' Iavin ,
M if olMin liowr
. . Kppnhliran.
.. Pemorrat .
... n-puMi,-an .
.. lieiiiiH-raT .
... IetiiM-ral .
Mi:s. Stowe says it isn't half so hard
to love as to unlove. And yet she was
never addicted to the .weed nor took
By HORSLEY & HEMPHILL.-
MOUTH Aft WHT.
JThe Shreveport Times learns that in
crease of business over the Texas and Pa
cific railway necessitates an increase
thirteen locomotives and two hundred cars,
which have been provided for.
Gen. Sherman and secretary Cameron
arrived at Leavenworth last Monday. Gen
Sherman says the campaign will result in a
general punishment of the Indians before
the winter is oVer.
The navigation of the Yellowstone lias
suddenly closed by the rapid falling of the
water, and the supplies for the new post must
be hauled there in wagons from fort Buford
General Crook has failed to come up will
the Indians, having gotten to a point where
the trail Lad split in several directions,
cvTh9 cases know as the Hamburg cases
have been continued until the January term
n consequence of the absence of the attor
ney general, who has recently met with a
domestic bereavement which prevented his
appearing Oeneral Gary, in a lengthy ar
gument argued their trial, but in vain.
A Pioneer Press dispatch of the 11th
says: The recent order of Gen. Sheridan
designating the fifth infantry and a battalion
of the twentys-econd as the garrison of the
new post, and directing these troops to put
themselves for the winter, has practically
put an end to the campaign for the winter,
as far as Dakota column is concerned.
There has been another serious out
break amonj; the rice hands on the Cemba-
hce. The laborers who were at work have
been attacked and severely beaten. Work is
altogether stopped, and the rioters refuse to
allow the rice already harvested to be
shipped to the market. Governor Chamber
lain has dispatched a special officer to the
scene of trouble, who is ordered to take vig
orous measures to arrest and imprison the
A Bismarck special to the Pioneer
Press says that advices just received from
Standing Rock agency snow considerable
trouble ahead. A chief named John Goss
was arrested for carrying supplies to the hos
tile cam), thus creating strong feeling be
tween the Indians and the military who made
the arrest. A courier left for this place, but
before he had crossed the river opposite
Standing l'ock he heard the long roll beat and
bugle sounded, and saw soldiers and white
men rnnning toward the military quarters.
A Pioneer Pre?s special from Bismarck
says a complete enrollment oi the Indians at
Standing Kock shows only four hundred and
fifty lodges, and a total of not over 4,000 In
dians. Rations have heretofore been issued on
a basis of 7,000, from which it appears nearly
3,000 are absent, or else a large amount of
stealing has been done. Indians are known
to have returned from the hostiles, but so
stealthily they could not be caught; and the
attempt to disarm the hostiles has therefore
proved abortive. Grass Chief, of the Black
Feet, was arrested last week for harboring
ami supplying the hostiles. The Inlinns
threatened to rescue him, but the garrison
was too well prepared to resist, and so the
attempt was abandoned.
The yearly transactions in oysters in
New York foot up ten million of dollars.
The bivalves this year will be abundant and
of a superior description.
The Winchester Arms company, of
New Haven, turned out last week 1,0-10,000
shells for the Turkish government. The
noxt day they pneked and put them all on
board the King Arthur in the harbor. It re
quired 13,HW) pounds brass, Hve and a half
ton powder, and thirty-four tons of lead to
make the shells.
Over three thousand Russians of all
grades have joined the Servian army.
Turkey has promised to distribute one
hundred ami fifty thousand dollars among
the Bulgarian sufferers.
A telegram from the city of Mexico
states that general Mcjia, the minister of
war, has retired from ihe cabinet, and is
succeeded by Kscobedo.
The IiOiidon Times thinks the temper
of Europe is swiftly undergoing a menacing
chance, and that more countries than Russia
might easily pass beyond the control of
There is another revolution in progress
in the vicinity of Matamoras, Mexico. The
revolutionists so far have everything their
own way, and the people seem to be satis
Though accounts of some Turkish out
rages are unhappily too well established to
be doubted, a fair idea of the proceedings ot
the Turkish force is not to be gathered from
the fearful tides so carefully collected. An
Knglish gentleman, who passed through the
Servian district lately visited by the Turks,
reports that he had many opportunities of
talking with the people whose homes had
been altogether in the hands of the enemy,
and he met with not a single ease of gross
outrage. Before the publication of the or
der rendering soldiers mutilating themselves
liable to the penally of death or imprison
ment for life, many Servians had already
been executed for that offense; on one occa
sion as many as forty in one batch were ex
ecuted. There were hospitals, it is said, in
which more than one-half the patients are
of this class.
Extension, we know, is a very imper
fect measure of things; and the length of
the sun's journeying can no more tell us
how far life has advanced than the acre
age of a field can tell us what growths
may be active within it. A man may go
south, and, stumbling oer a bone, may
meditate ujon it till he has found a new
starting-point for anatomy; or eastward,
anil discover a new key to language tell
ing a new story of races; or he may head
an expedition that opens new continental
pathways, get himself maimed in body,
and go through a whole heroic poem of
resolve and endurance; and at the end
of a few months lie may come back to
find hi neighbors grumbling at the same
parish grievance as before, or to see the
same elderly gentleman treading the
pavement in discourse with himself, shak
ing his head after the same percussive
butcher's boy, and pausing at the same
shop window to look at the same prints.
If the swiftest thinking has about the
pace of a greyhound, the slowest must lie
supposed to more, like the limpet, by an
apparent sticking, which after a good
while is discerned to lie a slight progres
sion. Such differences are manifest in
the variable intensity which we call hu
man exjerience, from the revolutionary
rush ot change which makes a new inner
and outer life, to the quiet recurrence of
the familiar which has no other epochs
than those of hunger and the heavens.
From George Eliot' " Ji iniel Drmjidji.'
About the Name of a Fish.
Apropos of the camp-meeting at Martha's
Vineyard, the Methodist newspaper tells
a story of some of the brethren who ar
rived early and sought to while away the
time by going a fishinr Several kinds
of fish were caught on the trip, and on
the return one ot the fishermen, with a
laudable desire for information, inquired
of the skipper the names of the different
specimj"s. "This," said he, "is a black
fish, that is a blue fish, the next is aseup,
and that fellow there is a Baptist." "A
Baptist !" exclaimed the good brother;
"why do you call those fish Baptists?"
"ISecause they sp dl so soon on being
ken out of the water," was the satislai
t -ry explanation.
ALFEKD TJCHKYS0N. .
There ara some hearts that, like the loving vine, -Cling
to unkindly rocks and ruined towers,
Spirits that suiter and do not repi im
patient and sweet ax lowly-trodden flowers
That from the passer's heel arise.
And bring back odorous breath instead of sighs.
Bui there are other hearts that wUl not feci
The lonely love that haunts their eves and ears
That wound fond faith with anger worse than steel,
Ana out oi piiy spring draws mie tears.
Oh I nature shall it ever he thy will
111 things with good to mingle, good with, 111
Why should the heavy foot of sorrow press
The willing heart of uncomplaining lore
Meek charity that shrinks not fiom distress,
Gentleness, loth her tyrants to reprove t
Though virtue leap forever and lament,
Will one hard heart turn to her and repent T
Why shouU the Teed be broken that will lnd,
And they that dry the tears in other eyes
Keel tteir ownanguish swelling without end.
Their s'lnimer darkened with the smoke of aiirha
.Sure, Kve to soikb fair region of his own
W ill 11 1) at last, and leave us here alone.
Ixve weepetli always weepcth for the past.
For woes that axe, for woes that may lietide;
Wny should not hard ambition weep at last.
I" nv. hatred, avarice and nride?
Fate whispers that so low is your poor lot.
luey wou u oe rciieis; lore reuelleth not.
A CENTENNIAL STORY.
HY AXNIE BLOUNT CANTWELL.
I am Ixrnnd and determined to go !"
"t in : l lclt sure you would go, years
.Now that is simply exasperating.
You know I haven't the shadow of a
"But you just said vou were bound
and determined to qoP"
"And so 1 will be until the last week
of the centennial."
The speakers were reneloie Theron
and Philip Oswald. Ihev were not
lovers, but strong, platonic friends.
It was 1 enefope who bad expressed
her determination to go to the centen
nial, and I overheard the above sentences
as the handsome pair passed under my
window on their way down the village
Late that eveuing Penelope came
creeping up the dark stairway, calling,
'Ivstlier! lther: where are youl
want to have a chat."
"Make a night of it, dear," I replied,
'for it will do vou a world of good to
fume and fret away some of the surplus
momentum that is hurrying you on to
cstruction. Come, oh with that toque.
and slip on one of my wrappers."
"Nonsense: exclaimed 1 eneiope,
with a little rasp ot tears in her sweet
voice. But she threw the tonne on my
ed,donned a buff wrapper, and then
brew herself full lensrtli upon the
ounire, in a perfect sea of pulsing, fra
".Esther JUontcalm, you always rest
me," she said sottiy. "lour presence,
your voiceyour smile, your movements,
are all like some soothing spell upon my
urbulent soul. And lather, now
strange I never thought of it before!"
"What?" I asked.
"How perfectly you and your name
fit each other. Esther means 'a star,' or
jrood fortune; and Montcalm means, of
course, a calm, jeaceful night, a place of
repose. It suits vou quite as wen as my
cognomen fits me. You know," with a
augn and a little sigh, "that reneiope
means, in ureek, a weaver,anu ineron
n the same language signifies a hunter.
My name.' or I myself, was made to
order. 1 am a weaver of the wildest
romances, the filmiest gossamer fancies,
the most graceful, tender idyls that
utnan brainver revealed in; and I
in a hunter after the unattainable, the
vereluding. Ah me!"
iuch a profound sigh from the hand
some, firm mouth moved me to more
than a spasm of sympathy.
"1'enelope, 1 said, aiittie venementiy,
vou are wearing yourself out, and
aking life very hard.
"And you wish to stop me in my mad
ireer!" yhe laughed a little scornfully.
"No," I replied; "nothing any one
can my will ever stop you. I know the
mpetus that is rusning you on. it is
merciless and uncompromising.'
"It is! it is!" me said in a low voice.
You are right. But how such a cool,
composed, iininipiilsive creature as you
an appreciate my leverish condition, 1
cannot understand. I feel that I am
riven every hour of my life before a
mysterious force, that is both obstinate
and unrelenting, and permits no terms
f compromise or truce. It lsdreadful I
nd her large frame quivered its entire;
"Vou are superstitious," I answered,
rejoicing that the night coucealed the
scorn on my lips.
Oh ! of course; and why not add weak
I did not think them, I replied, my
leart softening again. "All women arc
eek and silly, 1'enelope, until they
learn to lie strong and wise. Strength
and wisdom come not as gifts but as
wages, and hard enough earned, too."
Silence fell lictween us a moment.
"Esther," she said, in a wondering,
calm way, "women who can say such
things, such wise generalities, and in
that sort of a way, are as mysterious to
me, as sublime, indeed, as irreek god
desses. You make me feel as if I were a
butterfly chasing after sweets, sleeping
and dreaming in the rose and lily-cups,
hue you are a spirit in the air above
.. 1 Tl . 1
me, seeking and disclosing eternal
I did not feel flattered ; I understood
her. She was twenty, I thirty. I had
een almost exactly like her as she was
then, lying in careless grace on my faded
satin loune. How old it makesone feel
to have the metamorphosis often years'
hard experience suddenly and vividly
photographed upon the mental retina.
"You will feel differently some day,"
I said to Penelope, rather irrelevantly.
"Come, let's talk of facts, not fancies.
I hear you are determined to see the big
show in Philadelphia."
She laughed, genuine, merry music.
"So I have rejieatedly announced, to
the amusement and contempt of many.
You know, every one knows, I haven't
the shadow of a chance of going, unless,
a la Micawlier, something turns up, or
I, impelled by the aforesaid mysterious
power, overcome the impossibilities.
Strategy or magic on' can get me there.
Piovidcnee interferes not in my horo
"Now don't be good. Vmdefermin'd,"
sounding every letter of the word, "togo.
Make a note ot that, Esther, you cold,
"It is booked, Ten. Please keep me
pasted regarding your tactics in manag
ing the resisting powers."
"Oh, certainly. Aren't you thinking
"Don't you wish to go?"
"And are you going to sit with folded
hands and make no effort to get there?"
"That' sngh t and honest, Ten. Express
your contempt. Your lace and voice
are singularly and powerfully plastic;
enough so to iu.-ure your success as a
trag dy actress. The stage is your forte,
She grew radiant at this.
"So say all my friends," she answered,
with a pretty self-songratulation in her
ringing tones. "I should bo oppoeed,
you know ; but my motto is 'make or
break : for what is the use of living if
one cannot have one's own dearett way,
and live in the one most important thing
as one pleases?"
"That's an alluring fancy of your
temperamental philosophy," I replied,
rolling the ponderous words with slow
delight. "You impulsive, blissfully
niad Penelope, I started out in life quite
as determined to hew and carve, fight
bOLUMBfA, TENNESSEE; FRIDAY, -
and conquer. My Jdear, it cannot be
done. All the striving I ever did, all
the energies I ever put forth, all the
dearest, lest-directed efforts of my head
and hands have boine no fruit, have
rebounded upon me, and struck" me
hard, cruel blows. I have been sore and
lifeless, and blind from their cruelty
All the iiappiness and good in my life
nave come wanoui my seeiung. l nave
learned to wait, to refrain from wishes
or schemes, not to . despair, but never
"Horrible ! Heaven, preserve me from
such resignation .'"v I care not to emulate
it. I prefer the struggle, however
severe, to such a stagnation of every
thing." The next morning as the rhiladelphia
bound train passed by our cottage,
Penelope, standing on the front porch,
shook her fist at it and cried : "Go lo
the centennial, you rich, horrible things!
Go 1 1 don1 are, and don't glare so
triuinphantly,out of the car-windows at
the people you see at home en your
route. i . - -
I b.3ve an idea, I interrupted.
Giveit birth, Esther, quickly," cried
"Dozens of trains passed here every
day, loaded with travelers, and they all
skip a lew minutes. Let us try selling
them flowers. Ihe roses will soon be in
their glory : and we might experiment
with ice-cold lemonade ,iced tea, and
dainty sandwiches that have the un
mistakable look ot "like your mother
makes." AVhat say you Pen ?"
"Iam annoyed, stunned! There I
am recovering and as I return to my
normal condition, I may say I am de
"Who, pray, is to do the peddling?"
Pen almost screamed, as the full force of
that branch of businesss truck her.
"Can't we?" I asked.
"Are you crazy?"
Pen whistled in a soft key, and looked
at me, askance.
"Esther," she said oracularly,
she said oracularly, "I
thought you had foresworn striving and
trying, and were resigned to the inevit-
I picked at the honev-suckle near me
"Oh ! this is a small matter and I
suggested it to give you an idea, a start."
Oh I to be sure ! .How stupid I am !
By the way I have an idea."
".Let s hire Uopgs s boys to sell our
roses. Ihev are quick, pslite, knowing
little scamps, and have the appealing air
of impoverished gentility. What do
you say T
"lour idea is ar excellence. Liet us
"There it is. I hate work ! It is
pleasant enough to plan a campaign, but
to set to work on it is simply too
mundane for me," and Penelope looked
as su perbly above work as the veriest
queen who ever owned the title.
'Come on and gather roses,'' 1 ex
claimed ; "or go over to Boggs's and talk
your fine spun diplomacy to those know
ing scamps of boys."
That not being exactly work. Ten flew
eagerly to its preformance. There was
i i ? r. j .ii. i. i
generaisnip in it, ami tnai was wuav sue
Boggs's boys proved vulnerable and
tractable entirely. Our first loquets
(in small vials of water, not wrath) sold
like flowers right from Paradise. They
looked like it too. Our sandwiches hung
fire at first, but one day went oft" with
glory and significance. The iced tea and
lemonade enjoyed a spirited rivalry, and
together our venture proved a inest
How are the books: 1 asked
reneiope at the expiration of the first
She looked over her pretty penscratch-
ngs. "We are aboard the train ior
hiladelphia, she answered.
W hat, tn kets and baggage I
"No, tickets only."
"That's encouraging. What are the
"One, tall and slim ; the other short
and not slim."
How witty ! Don't tantalize or I will
anish with the company's funds.
What are the profits this first week?"
"Fifteen dollars and forty-seven cents;
six stale sandwiches and a modicum of
"Splendid!" cried Pen, "shall we
commence t weaken the lemonade ?"
"No, dear, we will not wander from
the proper proportions, nor depart from
honest and virtuous principles and
dealings, until the last week or two.
Then we will gradually fade out, like a
This was the last week in May, and as
we never expressed a wish to visit the
centennial before Septemlicr, we have
ample time before us to accomplish our
most sanguine expectations.
Our bank account is now ninety-nine
dolars, and we have each purchased and
made a linen suit, and glorified our
heads with handsome hats. Our bank
account and wardrobes grow apace, and
business is thriving. People laughed at
ous enterprise at first, and then as suc
cess came, they envied us and then
slandered us. Envy always back-bites.
Success meant a good time helping to
celebrate our country's birthday ; and
the "good time coming" for us, was
being continually planted in the laces of
Nothing succeeds like success, that
remark is original and unique. But, in
spite of several small vicissitudes (such
as always give variety to enterprise) we
are becoming wealthy and famous.
One day (we had been at work three
or four weeks) Philip Oswald came in
upon us suddenly.
"Girls," he said platonically, "I have
an order for Montcalm, Theron & Co."
"There is no Co.," Ten corrected
"Beg the friend's pardon; well, to take
up the suddenly snapped thread of my
remarks, I have an order or two for
your houfe. The Odd Fellows want
eight hundred sanwiches of you for their
celebration, the festival next week, the
same number, and all the flowers you
"Who engaged you as runner for our
firm ?" Pen asked severely.
"Your lovely self, ma Penelope. I am
runner in general for your majesty."
Penelope curved her scarlet lips and
raised her eye-brows clear into her bangs.
Philip was not to be daunted so easily.
"A dash of scorn becomes your face, ma
beile," he laughed, but with a little sus- t
picion of pique in his fine voice. " 1 ou
are bewitching among the roses and lilies,
Penelope; and familiarity with them has
sent some of their loveliness into your
self." Ten frowned, and with a genuine ac
cent of displeasure, said, "How flatly
sentimental ! and what of the butter ?
Have I grown more ethereal among the
Her manner and tones were in
describably cruel, and I was really angry
with her. I looked at Philip, and s iw
a gray shadow settle down over his fa e
and a quiver of pain pass over his firm
mouth. Then I knew that however
platonic Pen's affections were for him,
he loved her, as men sometimes love
women, tenderly, sweetly, grandly.
"Do you ever think of marrying, Pen?"
I asked her that evening.
" What astupid question! of course
not. What cirl ever did ?"
"Did you ever see any one you thought
you could marry?" I persisted.
"Yes," with a solemn yawn. "Mr.
"Horrors!" I exclaimed. "That
elderly, sedate, prim, unsociable miser?"
" i qur selection or TTprtw suggests a
possible jealousy an v-our part," answer
ed Penelope . -ilarguiidly. "I would
describe'Mr. Whitney as a man who
having arrived at thu age of forty and
having amassed a fortune of some half a
million, displays his strong good sense
by a quiet, digaified, unostentatious life
and bearing. ; '
T liintrtipd heart ft i
"And poor Philip I"' I said directly.
"I haven't the remotest idea to what
vou allude," she replied. distantly.
liut in a lew minutes she came over to
me, put her hands a my shoulders, and
looking straignt mcu my eyes, said,soltly,
but decidedly, "Esther I will not,- can
not, marry a pooTTnan. JNever mind
about it." , y-
"Poor Philip!"! half shouted reproach
ftilltr nnrt I lfi Jin fel V
IMtlJ ' ...... - - , .
Two days later Philip .Oswald ceased
coming to our cottage.
"What has beewme of Thilip ?" I
asked Penelope, after several previous
and futile efforts to put the question.
"Gone to the centennial phe answered
coolv. ' '
"You sent him." ji-ficrted boldly
. "Did be ask you to go 'with him ?"
"No. indeed," spreading a sandwich
with vicious intensity and vigor. "He
asked me to live wun mm in mrs.
Kemp's cottage on five or six hundred a
vear 1" Pen laughed, and hit the butter
a terrible blow.
"And vou declined ?"
"Of course with thanks, and told him
I prefer single blessedness, the sandwich
business, and the centennial.
"I hone vou will regret it lorcver and
the day after," was snappea.
"Very kind of you, 1 m sure," carving
a ham with more muscle than I suspected
her having. "But, sweetness, there comes
Mr. Whitney. Itunand take off your
"1 shall not: I tase on my apron ior
Mr. Whitney! Eun yourself and powder,
" I shall not stir from this spot. I hate
Mr. Whitney ! "
" Oh ho ! " I chuckled to myself; " she
repents, already, having refused poor
Mr. Whitney made a long call, would
assist in cutting flowers, and actually
put a dozen lemons through the squeez
ing process. I began to thing him not
altogether unlike Pen's description of
him ; and when he onerea to neip ouiir
the sandwiches. 1 was suddenly convinced
of his fascinating powers, and irom that
moment but the rest oi tnat sentence
would lie premature,
"We are getting rich, Mr. Whitney,"
I said sweetly, but with profound
"Ah ' T am srlad to hear it
"Yes, we have over a hundred dollars
in the bank, and a good 'supply of stock
in trade as you see. We are actualsy
coining money. We can appreciate now
the early experience of our
This was said with a delicious thrust
at himself. He smiled loftily.
"It is centennial funds," I pursued
wit h pT-owimr simplicity and enthusiasm,
"tho monev in bank I mean. All to be
invested in a grand centennial benefit
for us two poor, drudging, miserable
"Are vou two ladies going to the
centennial alone?" he asked with an air
of sudden interest.
fe'Certninlv. who would CO With US?
Pen broke in suddenly and viciously.
"I think a party would be pleasant,
bfi "answered. What (h) you say to
adding a gentleman or two to your select
part v of two :
t . . , i il T - ..1
" I leoen.ls on Wlio mey are. wiucr
and I cannot afford to travel with a half
a. millionaire. Gracious ! what is that? '
It was a shadow, a flying figure, and a
pale face in the door-way.
It was Horace Biggs.
"Oh! he's killed! he's killed 1 Miss
Esther, Miss Pen ! The cans ran over
" Who ? " we gasped.
, i '
Alas! what a wild time there was.
The poor child had fallen in getting off
ot the platform oi tue rear car, auu nar
rowly escajied being crushed to death.
One arm and one leg were broken ; and a
lxor, sail, white face, scratched and
bleeding, looked up at us as we gathered
about him and carried him, not home,
but to our own cottage.
Penelope was miserable.
" We have murdered him ! " she cried.
'It all comes of our foolishness. I be
ieve you were right, Esther; one shouid
not strive, but should wait and wait, and
wait forever. Poor little Jim ! " and Pen
cried and moaned piteously.
We spent the days and nights with
the poor little suflerer, and our project
was forever abandoned. Penelope said
she would not have any more money
made at such sad risks. "I hate that
hundred dollars in bank, and shall never
touch a cent of it."
Mr. Whitney was very attentive to
Jimmie. He visited him" daiiy; sent or
'roughtbim the costlist dainties and
books and games. Pen always thanked
him warmly, profoundly. "Esther, that
money in bank shall be Jimmie's," Pen
said, with tears in her eyes. "Think of
it ; an arm and a leg broken, smashed,
and deformed ! arid then his pains and
sufferings! Poor Jim! Mr. Whitney, he
must have a nice rollerchair that Horace
can push him alout in. Please get one
at my expenre."- The chair came, with
"Mr. Whitney's compliments to Jimmie
"It's all right," Pen said. "He ought
to lie doing this sort tf thing every hour
' And you meant him to do it," I
Of course. He shall pay for all poor
Jim's comforts, so the money in bank
can remain intact for him."
I was sitting by myself in the grape
arbor, enjoying the fragrance of the dewy
summer night. A footstep crushed the
gravelwalk ; a footstep that had become
full of music and poetry to me. Mr.
Whitney seated himself by me, and after
a few sentences, said : "So you have
given up your trip to the centennial?"
"Yes ; and poor Ten wanted to go so
badly," I answered, thinking he wanted
to talk of her, and hiding my own pain
as best as I could.
"And you didn't you want to go?"
he asked, very kindly
"Yes, of course; but I never want
anything I know I can't have." How
miserable I felt when I said this.
"Miss Esther, there is such plaintive
untruth in that remark, I am forced to
reprove you. You mutt want a thousand
things that you have known the use and
beauty of in in other dayB."
I felt the tears coning and turned
silently away. But somehow a new joy
was stealing into my veins. Was it tha
tenderness in Mr. Whitney's voice that
gave a new aspect to life f No ; had I
not made up my mind that he loved
"Esther," he said, "you say you never
want anything you can't have. Do you
always want what you can have?"
"No! a thousand times no!" I answer
ed, a desperate perversity and wildness
"Poor child !" he said softly, and then
he rose as if to leave me. What did it
all mean? For a brief moment I
thought hejloved me, but "Miss Esther,"
he had turned close to me, "I will not
leave you this evening without telling
you I love "
"I know," I interrupted quickly. "I
have known a long time that you loved
her. She is a dear, good girl, and "
"Who are you talking about?" he
"Penelope, of course."
He laughed a little then ; but reach-
SEPTEMBER 29, 1876.
ing out through the shadows, clasped
my hand, and said, "I do not love
Penelope. It is you, I love you Esther.
I told Pen all about it before we went
to sleem that night. She stared at me
in the utmost incredulity for soma .mo
ments after 1 announced my engagemen
to Mr. Whitney. Then, with a little
nervouslaugh, the turned to her dressing-
glass and continued braiding her long
iair hair. .
"I might have known it," she said
with a touch of liitterness. "I confess
to you, Esther, that I have been actually
I trying to win, not Mr. Whitney's heart
I Dut.his halt a million, leu have won
nun witnwt trying, i believe your
theory is a true one, viz. : that it is vain for
one to strive or try ; and one should wait
not despair, and: not dare to hope. T ell '
with a sigh and a blush, "only one thing
is left me, and that is, to marry poor
It is now, as I finish this unexciting
story, late in the summer. It is ar
ranged that we will all go to the centen
nial the last of Sentemlei I snv 11
for Mr. Whitney and I g on our bridal
tour, and 1'enelope aud. Philip, who are.
to be our only attendants, are to go with
us. H ho knows what will happen
between those two strange lovers 7
Since writting that last sentence, Ten
has informed me of the reception of
letter from Philip, containing the news
ot a lucrative position tendered him in
me city, now giau i am, and how
glorious it is to be rich and powerful ,
ior 1 know Air. Whitney s word was the
potent spell that changed dear Pen's and
Philip 8 poverty to a handsome living,
OX THE FK0XTIEK.
Tbe Expedition Acalnut Kitting Bull
lor bV Talk."
A special correspondent with Terrv
telegraphs under date of fort Buford.
mouth of the Yellow Stone, 8th, via Bis
marck, j 4th mst.: Ihe final breaking
up of Terry 8 command occurred yester
day morning. All the troops are now
en route home, with the exception of
two regiments ot infantry, which will
winter at the mouth ot Tongue river.
The Montana troops, numbering two
hundred and fifty and one hundred and
twenty horses, and including seventy
infantry and the Second cavalry, under
Gen. Gibbon, left for fort Ellis with a
wagon train and supplies for eighty
davs. They will follow the old Stanley
trail. The route is teeming with hos
tiles and four hundred and eighty miles
long. They may encounter a large war
party in the Big Horn country. They
nave been in the field since March, and
are poorly clad for the cold weather and
fierce storms which sweep over the prai-
pie3 in this season. The Twenty-second
infantry have been left at the mouth ef
Glendine creek, and commenced the
construction of a stockade. They will
remain till November 1st, or later. The
Seventh cavalry have left for fort Bu
ford, and will move along the north
bank of the Yellow Stone. After arriv
ing here they will go to fort Lincoln to
wiuter. Ihe Sixteenth infantry will re
main here. Gen. Terry and etaff arrived
here this morning and will remain a few
days, and then go to St. Paul via Bis
marck. By the 15th, all the troops will
have been withdrawn from the north
country except the Fifth and Twenty-
second cavalry containing four hundred
A dispatch just received from Gen.
Shcridikii counteimands the or.de r to
winter a regiment of cavalry on the
Yellow Stone, which renders winter
campaigning impossible and indefinitely
postione8 the subjection of the Sioux.
Gen. Terrv leaves the field, having ac
complished no purjwse of the exjtedi
tion and with one quarter of his troops
killed by bullets or exposure.
Bed Cloud agency, Neb , September
13th, via Sidney, Neb., Septemler 15th..
To-day a committee consisting of
bishop Whipple and Dr. Daniels, was
appointed by the Indian commissioner
to go to Sottcd Tail to-morrow and
submit projHisitions to the Indians of
that agency Friday, Major. Howard and
Mr. Hennmann Craig were requested to
accompany them; the partv to come
back and rejoin the remainder of the
commission here Saturday. eiotted
Tail, Two Strike and Whirl Wind, of
Brule tribe came up from Spotted lail
agency yesterday, and are now here this
evening ; they counsel with Red Cloud
Indians regarding the propositions, and
return to their agency to-morrow. It is
reported here that Spotted Tail himself
favors propositions to go to the Indian
territory. The indications now are a
talk will be had here on Monday the
18th, at which something definite will
be arrived at, as the Indians of both
agencies will be here by that time, and
have fully discussed matters. Jnough
the visit of the commission to Spotted
Tail at this time will not do away with
the visit of the commission to that
agency in a body after the conclusion of
the treaty here. lhere has been no
talk with the Indians by the commission
since the first one held on the seventh
day after the commissioners arrived.
The English oysters are entirely dis
appearing, and this is the British opin
ion, as expressed in the London News,
of the American article : From the rich
American beds, where ths requisite tem
perature and quiet for the growth of the
spat arc never wanting, we get, and are
likely to get, oysters beautiful in out
ward appearance, with handsome shells,
like porcelain, and forming not indif
ferent eating. They have not, as yet.
thriven mucn in England, but the sup
ply of them at one shilling to one shil
ling and sixpence a dozen and upward is
unfailing. The trade in them is de
cidedly increasing. One company,
which imported, in a single month in
1875, thirty barrels a week, found in the
same peroid, this year, a demand for one
hundred and fifty barrels. The supply
to be procured by dredging in Chesa
peake bay and elsewhere is said to be
practicably inexhaustible. But after
all, Chesapeake or Virginia oysters are.
to English tastes, poor substitutes for
fat Whitstables they are "a much
coarser kind of thing," says Mr. Buck
land, no mean expert. They may suit
the palates of Americans, who like
oysters stewed, and call our " natives"
coppery in flavor; they may be, as is
sometimes said, better for the purpose of
sauce than the English natives; but
they will never willingly be accepted
here as a substitute or anything but a
pis aller. Of course the demand for
oysters, is fast rising, and this of itself
acts upon the prices. But the chief
reason why oysters which were sold on
the Tralee beds, for instance, at ten
pence for one hundred and twenty-six,
now fetch fourteen shillings to fifteen
shillings, and that at Whittable natives
have risen, in fourteen or fifteen years,
from forty shillings a bushel to twelve
guineas, is that the supply is falling off.
A New Appearance. Considerable
interest has been aroused in New Y'ork
over a fish called the pompano, which has
recently made its appearance in American
waters. Two years ago it seld at $2 per
pound in the market. Pompanoes have
been caught in large quantities in Vir
ginia waters, nets and seines being used
to secure them. A few have been caught
by Maryland fishermen. The pompano
is' a summer fish, appearing only from
June 15 to September 15, and disappear
ing at the approach of cold weather., t
is caught in deep water, and is said to be
the companion of sharks. The average
weightof it isoneandonehalf pounds. It
is surmised by fishermen that they will
become as plentiful as Spanish mackerel.
Kenort for the NwOrlana Brnarli
ot the National Cotton Exehange.
To the President and Board of Directors of the
Hr Orleans Cotton Exchange :
Gentlemen Your committee on in
formation and statistics beg leave to sub
mit the following report tor August, coi'
densed from reolies of correspondents in
sections allotted to this department by
tho national cotton exchange, viz.
For the month of August furnishes
sixty-seven replies, Irom thirty-hve
parishes, from which we learn that the
weather has been very hot and sultry,
with partial showers, and less lavorable
than during the same period last year,
The plant has fruited well, but owing to
the extremely hot weather, and to
showers, followed by hot sun, it has shed
its fruit badly. The present condition is
not good, and. docs not compare at all
with last year. Picking has commenced
throughout the state, and will liccome
general by the twelfth of September,
Worms are reported in places in the
hills, bat in the lowlands they are every
where. In the parishes of Carroll, Madi
son and I ensas, they have done consul
erable damage estimated at twenty'
five per cent., but elsewcre they are yet
webbed up. There is much complaint
of rust. The crop is " spotted, and
on the whole not near so good as last
Our questions have been answered by
seventy-six correspondents, from twen
ty-nine counties, average date August
ihe weather during tne eariy part
of th month was excessively rainy, and
since then became hot and dry, and, on
the w hole, is decidedly less favorable than
during the same period last year.
The plant is reported as being well
fruited, but the heavy rains and subse
quent dry weather have caused it to shed
considerably, and its present condition
cornparee quite unfavorably with the
same time last year.
The boll and army worms have made
their appearance in many localities, but
the damage eo far is only very light ;
some of our correspondents also complain
of injury from rust and rot.
Picking has commenced, ana is ex
pected to be general about the tent h in
We have received thirty-nine answers
from" twenty-two counties (average date
The weather has been less iavoraoie
than during the same time last year,
heavy rains having fallen early in the
month, while the latter part has been
too dry and hot.
The plant is tolerably well fruited, but
we receive almost universal complaints
of heavy shedding, which makes the
present condition lar inferior to that of
W orms have appeared in several coun
ties, but with few exceptions have not,
so far, injured the crop very materially.
Some injury is reported from rust. Pick
ing will become general about tne eignt-
Seventy-nine replies from fifty-seven
counties under dates ranging from
August 2ith to Septemlicr 2d. Ihe
weather the past month has lcen hot
and dry, while it has been more favor
able for picking than last year itTias
been unfavorable for the dcvtlopmeiftfi,. t, the -popular r
the plant ; up to the fifteenth of August jjnown .m the Criterion. He is
the plant was iruillllg toierauiy wen,
the dry and hot weather then caused
considerable shedding of squares and
bolls. The plant is more matured than
it was a year ago, and there is more open
cotton in the fields, and although the
anticipations of a month ago will not be
realized, there is a prophet of a larger
yield throughout the state than last
year. Picking became general in t-outh-west
Georgia aUtut the twenty-fifth of
August, in middle Georgia about the
first oi September, and will become
general in northern Georgia alniut
fifteenth proximo. Worms appear only
in southwest Georgia, but little damage
was done by them except on the river
bottom lands. The grasshoppers, so
abundant in north Georgia, mentioned
in our last report, did no damage. There
is considerable complaint all over the
state of rust on the sandy lands, and
the yield has been greatly curtailed
Seventeen replies from nine counties
from dates ranging from August 28th
to September 3d. The weather has lieen
too hot and dry the past month not as
favorable for the plant as last year. The
cotton was well fruited, but the prospect
has leen greatly damaged by rust. The
condition of the crop is not good, and
does not differ materially from last year,
the yield having lieen much below an
average one. Picking lecame general
about the first of Septemlicr. Worms
appeared throughout the state, but on
account of the hot, dry weather, did no
damage except to the top crop on the
Internal Kcveniie Receipts.
The aggregate receipts from internal
rovenne for the fiscal year euding June
.trt 187fi. were 1 10.717.780. Of this
amount Illinois contributed $23,730,C94,
or over one fifth of the entire amount.
Ohio ranks next, with $16,587,078 ; New
York third, $14,616,723; Kentucky
fourth. $7,705,592. and Virginia fifth,
$7,314,393 these states contributing
seven elevenths of the internal revenue
for the past fiscal year. The remainder
was paid by the other states and territo
ries as follows :
District of Columbia..
Hopeless Passion. To have the con
sciousness suddenly steeped with anoth
er's personality, to have the strongest
inclinations possessed by an image which
retains its dominance in tite of change
and apart from worthiness nay, to feel
a pasion which clings the faster lor the
tragic pangs inflicted by a cruel recog
nized unworthiness is a phase of hive
which in the feeble and common-minded
has a repulsive likeness to a blind ani
malism insensible to the higher sway of
moral affinity or heaven-lit admiration.
But when this attaching force is present
in a nature not of brutish uninodifiable-
VOL. XXII. NO. 12.
Iness, but of a human dignity that can
i . i i i i . i
risKL ltseii saieiy, it may even result in a
devotedness not unfit to be called divine
in a higher sens than the ancient.
Phlegmatic rationality stares and shakes
its head at these unaccountable prepos
sessions, but they exist as undeniably as
the winds and waves, determining here
a wreck and there a triumphant . voyage.
From George Eliot' " Daniel Vergnda."
TWEED'S ABSENT CHUMS.
Connolly. Mweeny. Kirliard Tweed. Wood
ward, Wllbonr, Cook, and Baker
Where and How Thrj K.le.
New York Tribune.
At the present moment, when the ru
mored capture ot Tweed is the startling
theme of political and social speculation,
a word regarding his friends cannot fail
to be of public interest.
Richard B. Connolly, ex controller, re
sides with hisson-in-Iaw, Joel B. Fithian,
at evey, Switzerland. After an ex
tended tour in the east, and a prolonged
sojourn at Cairo, where he was first rec
ognized under the thin disguise of a
French tottrist, "he purchased, jointly
with Mr. Fithian, the chateau of the ex-
king td Holland, which lies on the shores
of J.ake Ionian. Here he has since made
his home. The place has been fitted up
in the ino:-t luxurious manner. Ihe en
tertainments given aie described as gen
erous and elaborate, if not elegant.
1 eter Is. Sweeney lives in one of the
most palatial private hotels in Paris. The
entrance is at No. 2, Jiue Sollerino,
though the frontage lies upon the quay
ot the river Seine. I he windows com
mand a view of the Tuileries gardens,
the palace, and the Place de la C oncorde,
The quarter is expensive and aristocratic,
the neighlxirhood being made up largely
of the old nobility. Mr. Sweeny lives
very quietly, and is only at home to a
few intimate friends. Several months
ago he ex pressed himself as seriously in
clined to return to New York, and meet
his accusers. As an intended proof of
this heroic resolve, he actually went as
far as London. M rs. Sweeny, formerly the
given some charming select musicales in
Pans, at which the fashion of the Anier
lean colony has lieen represented.
Kichard I weed, son ol u m. JU. 1 weed,
and more familiarly known as "Dick,"
has been living in Paris under the name
of Richard Sands. His apartment shared
by Elbert A. Woodward t late clerk
of the New York board of supervisors,) is
in the Faubourg St. Honore, near the
boulevard Haussmann. He is supiiosed
to be acting in the interest ot his father
as the sentinel over his dangerous friend,
whose return Tweed always feared, and
who he fiequently wished was dead
Despite his vigilance, Mr. Woodward,
who goes under the name of Warren,
makes an occasional flying trip to Amer
ica. During the past summer ne honored
Baltimore with a brief visit. II is em
barrassed affairs are in the hands ot a
prominent Broadway merchant, who,
in the hope of effect! ng a private settlement
made a trip to Pans in June or July.
Charles F. W'illiour, whose relations
with the New lork printing compay re
main in mystery, is living in Rue do la
liicnfaisance, m 1 aris, where lie is pur
suing the study of Grecian and Egyptian
William Hennessey Cook, irenerailv
known as the "voucher thief," spends
his tune on the circuit of liriissels, rans
and Ijondon. During the season he may
lie found in the latter city, usually in
lo lie in straitened circumstances, and is
apparently greatly depressed. Though
freqiientinp'public resorts at night, he is
rarely to lie seen during i lie day. lie
unhesitatingly recognizes his old friends,
but avoids making new acquaintances,
It was while he was lieing accosted in the
following manner bv a former associate,
a loyal American, that his idenity lie-
came known: "Well, Cook, when are
you going home?" inquired the inquisi
tor, without a smile.
As soon as they will let me," an
s we red the culprit, in an undertone of
confidence. W til, exclaimed he that
was without sin, casting a stone of re
buke, "when you do, 1 hoje they will
Iwis Baker, who shot William Poole,
and whose later reputation is associated
with contracts on Genet's Harlem court
house, resides in Paris, and when at ease
may lie found any evening at the Grand
Cafe, corner of Rue Scribe and the Boule
vard, enjoying a game of poker. lie
has lost noneot his interest in American
affairs, and while in London thissumnier
he might have In-en seen at any hour f
th ' day chatting with a friend or reading
the latest pajiers at Bowles's exchange,
in Charing Cross. He is in feeble
health. In personal apjiearanco be is
not unlike Tamninay's sx-chief. Both
in face and stature the resemblance is
striking. Mr. Baker is a shrewd finan
cier, and has managed his questionably
gotten gains greatly to his own advant
age. Thc Enemy of France.
Tall Mall (iazelte
The French chambers arc entering
into the lists with that redoubtable ene
my of France, the phylloxera, whose
ravages constitute a national calamity.
The minii'c and destructive invcct in
question made its apjiearance there in
the vear 1K6T, coming no tine knows
hence, and since that date it has man
aired to destroy a third of the French
vineyards to ravage a superficies of
600,(K)0 hectares (two and a half acres
each), and consume 12,2il,0O0 hectoli
tres of twenty-two gallons each. The
damage done this year is set down at
13!l,775,OO0f., and this annual damage
will go on increasing unless parliament
can succeed better than science and M.
Dumas in arresting the progress of this
minute scourire. Never has the vine
had such an enemy since the time of
which Bcrangcr sang
When Brennus came back here from Koine,
TBcue words he is aaid to h ve spoken :
We have conquered, my Kivs, and brought home
A spr:g of the vine for a token !"
The only wonder is that wine remains
as cheap as it is, and that, in spite of
heavy city dues, really good ordinary
wine can be obtained in Paris for a franc
a bottle. A reward of XI 2,000 is still
open to any one who shall discover an
effectual means of destroying the phyl
loxera with whose manners and cus
toms science is now intimately ac
quainted. Longevity of Urain-Workers.
That great thinkers and hard brain
workers are long lived is asserted, with
a considerable array of facts, in a vol
ume by Ir. Beard. He presents a list
of some five hundred of the most emi
nent names in history, including a num
ber like Pascal, Mozart, Keats and
others who died young, and firds the
average of the five hundred to have been
over sixty-four years. As this is far
beyond the average of farmers, mechan
ici and business men. he concludes that
the wear and tear of brain work is not so
exhausting as is commonly supjoHed,and
that it rarely shortens li'e. Tne London
Spectator, however, reviewing this theo
ry maintains that excessive mental toil
must shorten life, and did evidently
shorten it in the case of many of the five
hundred cited ; but they baa originally
more vigorous constitutions and a large
amount of vital force, and, by virtue of
this superior vitality which explains in
part, also, their superior brain rower,
they were able to continue hard work
even to old age, before breaking down
under the pressure; though the same
vital force would have prolonged life
for many years if they had not exhausted
&Ar, hut thou UiiKbt one hrothrr-miD,
bj brother-lore to honor God 7
11 this thou'at dona, then nweet thf reat,
Whi 0 laid at last benentb the aod.
Hast thou e'er wiped one bitter taar
From nfl some Burrowing human aoeT
It thi thotis't done, the Imnrl divin
Will all thy slut in love efface.
Hast thou e'er fillet one lonely heart,
Hj teader act with )ojr and peace T
- That finule deed will Rare thy aoul.
And gain tbee pardon'a full release.
Above all creeds and forma of law,
hln, then, is Oirlnt's revealed plan,
That love alone hall sway the earth,
And man redeem liia I 'llow-man.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
Texas has nine railroads in process of
California has the largest lunatic
asylum in the world.
After all, the real emblem of liberty
is a night key, and it ought to go on the
A September apple, mellow and sweet,
is ahead of any "eye-opener" as a room
Albert Rhopes argues in the Sep
tember Galaxy that the lest way of Pie
venting drunkenness is by the introduc
tion of a cheap, pure, native wine.
An Illinois editor has produced a
play in which living fish are nightly flop,
ped upon the stage by an actual angler.
The audience enjoy the piscatorial ago
nies quite as much as if they were doing
the angling themselves.
"So," said a lady recently to au Aber
deen merchant, "your pretty daughter
has married a rich husband." " W ell,"
slowly replied the father, " I lielferc sho
has married a rich man, but I understand
he is a very ioor husband."
A flatterer is said to be a beast that
biteth Oniling. But it is hard to know
them from friends, they are so obsequi
ous and full f protestations; for as a
wolf resembles a do?, so doth a flatterer
a friend. Sir Walter S-ott.
The farmer who sent his son to New
York to become a clerk now writes ask
ing the merchant whether there is" any
thing in the Imiv." " Yes," replies the
merchant, "just after he has been to a
As the rain falls impartially on the just
and the unjust, so the pale inoonlieams,
that lend inspiration to the lovers' vows,
creep through the cracks in the henhouse
and shows the midnight naturalist where
the best pullet is roosting.
Mr fairest child, I have no sonit to dive you,
No lark could ile lo skies so dull and prey,
Yet, ere we part, one lesson I can leave you
For every tiny.
He good, sweet maid, and let who will l clever.
1 o noble Ultima, not dream I hem. all day Inng,
And au make life, death, ami Hint vast forercr
tine grand, sweel soli);.
"What is the chief use of bread?"
asked an examiner at a recent school ex
hibition. "The us of bread, an
swered the urchin, apparently aston
ished at the simplicity of the inquiry,
is to spread butter and jam on it.
G(X)D nature is metre agreeable in con
versation than wit, and gives a certain
air to the countenance which is moro.
amiable than lieauty. 1 1 shows virtue m
its fairest light, takes o? in some measuro
from the deformity of vice, and makos
even folly and iniiiertinence supjiortablo.
We are told that " for a mam, love
storv : for women, it is a history.''
This is pretty, but facts are stubborn
things, and it doesn't do to omit all men
tion of his twelve-hours-a-day dig for
family bread and butter and her trouble
over the baby's celic.
YOU KNOW BOW IT IS TIH IIU.r,
An old farm-house with llieaiendow wide,
And sweet with clover on each side ;
A brinbt-eyed lioy who looked from out
The door with woodbine wiealbed sliout,
And wishea his one thought all day :
" Oh I If I could nut fly away
From this dull spot the world to see,
How happy, happy, happv.
How happy I would Iw !'
Amid the city's coiistiiiil die,
A man wbo round the world tins Ixcn
It thinking, thlnkinif all diiv lonit.
" oh 1 If I could onlv trace w none
The field path lo fiimi-house ditor,
Toe old reen meadows could 1 see,
How happy, hnppy, happy.
How happy I would ! !"
Ihtrmt Ti Uiuuf.
A woman in Covington, Ky., sneezed
so violently the other night that she dis
located her jaw, and when her husband
came sneaking in alsnit one n. m., she
couldn't say a word, but stared at him
in mute helplessness, and he grinned and
went to led, pretending not to under
stand gestures. The next day all tho
married men in Covington were miying
IT. and the iuna.id tobacconists
couldn't imagine what had created such
an unusual demand "for the lest Scotch
Bap Enpini. The New York
liellesare addiiicannthcr accomplishment
(?) to their long list that of opiuti eating
and smoking. They indulge the habi
for the purpose of giving that particular
brightness to the eye and the ruddy ap
pearance to the lace: proirioiy not- artnru
that when the narcotic influence is gone,
the eye is more dull and languid than
ever, and that by and by the face, will
look like a piece of par-lx.iled corned-beef.
Non-Chcim-h-Goers. Do we really
want the non-churcn-goers in our
churches? If we want them the desire
will effect a revolution among us. Jt will
overturn our church arcnueciure; n
will nut an end to our gotlnc churches
and painted windows, and our artificial
J I ..... ..:1,.,1 i.riiin,liinir arwl
in c, nun wit " i"' " "'"m
' . . .. :. ...:n ..!, ......
our social exciusivenew, it m mc -r,
doors ofl their biiures, and it will drive
out the notion that car (s are worth
more than souls. S. . 1 jug, Jr.
Ah the crew of a Ftsitdee fishing Iniat
were hauling in their nets on iwiard at
tllA fiHhimr frround. aliout thirty miles
ofT Alierdeen, in Scotland, the other day,
a very large sized whale a "finner"
made a rush at a neavny siocseo m i,
and swallowed part of it, along with an
immense quantity of herrings which were
sticking in the meshes. 'Ihe somewhat
indigestible mouthful seemed to make
the whale rather uncomfortable, the
monster lookinir as if it was alsmt to
choke: but the fishermen in the boat
managed to tear oil a nil oi in net, auu
the whale soon disappeared with the rest.
Traveling by Express Trains.
The Ixmdon Times, commenting upon
the speed at which express trains are
driven and the persistence of the public
n traveling as fast as they ciui. asks,
what is the need of this? What is the
good of it? Why should a man peril
his life for the sake oi oih-uh ui
earlier in town? It is by no means rare
to find a man coming up at this jK riious
nacc just to save half an hour, which he
spends in wanting to eavf . . -
perhaiis hus lure, i cwiiii im t....v.-
precious that half an hour of it is worth
the risk of life and limb. Nor is there
f i.. . I ..... nn,l vintliria
any such neea tiiat ' "
of 'families, children, and n ( n of businens,
should stake their exi-iaiiae on me
tenacity of a bolt, on the loughiH ss of a
sleeper, on the soundness oi a rail, or on
the hardness of the ground. There is no
honor gained in such n cklessness. A
certain amount of dam er there must
always be, and that itself i a reason why
we should add to it as little as KMible,
that we be not ourselves answerable for
misadventure. Till, however, the public
becomes wiser that is, till is realizes that
the saving of half an hour is hardly worth
t hA rinlr of lieintr burned, scalded or
crushed to death, or rendered a miserable
object for life the chief protection oi
railway travelers is 'lie neavy cori
Quit a notable industry is now carried
. I .1... imliu'ltiro r(
on in l aris, nameiy, me ....... ... ...
what are termed veneered iiiamoiuis, ine
method of production l-eins, briefly,
according to the following fashion: The
body of the gun is of q iartz or crystal,
this being considered the haidest and
best substance that can be made, availa
ble for the purpose. Then after tbo crj s
tals are cut in proper shape, they are put
into a ealvanic battery, which coats them
overwithaliqnid.the latter lei ng male
of diamonds which are too small to becut,.
and ef the clippings and cuttings that are '
taken off ot the diamotuH iu ring ine pro
cess of shaping them In this way, all
the small narticlesof diamonds that have
heretofore been regarded as comparatively
worthless can now, by means ot this
inirenious French process, be made Quito
serviceable in he jeweler's art.