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The Poet's Corner.
TRANSLATED FROM THE GERMAN OF GIEBEL, BY
DR. N. B. ADAMS.
Themoonherfiock Is guiding.
While night is on the fell cut earth;
iclosds beneath her E'idiuij.
She piv her gitle ciht sou g birth.
And sue so sweety einseth,
. So soft her music liicgrth.
Jots Buy heart in silence eliding.
Ixt thy slumber quiet be;
The noisy day has fled in sir;
The love cf Uod doth cover thee
The birds are homeward wending;
Tbey seek on hijrh their sheltering nests;
Bach twig and floweret bending.
In the blend, smiling moonlight, retts.
The water-mill is qnlet ;
'lhe brook forfj-te He riot.
Its murmnrs with tho stillness blending.
Let thy sinmber quiet be;
The noiey cay has ted in air;
The love of God doth cover thee
It is the hour of dreamlnp;
lis welcome sprites are at the dnor;
Bone, in the palace beaming.
The harper clmitt-d, all arc o'er.
At sea tde fisher sieepetu;
His watch the shepherd keepeth.
Theitmuntain fires around him gleaming,
Let thy slumber quiet be ;
The noisy day ha,flnd in air;
The love of Cod doth cover thee
Within the cottage lowly
Tfce taper meets no auoro the eye;
Tuo woph that pass so slowly,
bo heavy in the daylight, fly.
Sofily the cypres waveth
Oblivion's billow laveta
The srKrtlied scime with icflnence holy.
It thy slumlier quiet be;
The noisy day has tied in air;
The love ot God doth cover tlue
Where'er an eye Is weeping
I'nseeu and fast itf bitter tears.
Or heart, its deep love keeping,
Drooretu beneath o"eriiias:erlnp fecrs,
- TMtber solt dreams are Lii iug.
To soothe the eadoue lying.
And hope her gentle harp i sweeping.!
l'tthy slumber quiet be;
The noisy day has fled in air;
The love cf Gcd doth cover thee
Good night o all the weary
Ann ou, beloved, far and nigh;
I too, no longer dreary,
est till ths day-star kif s my eye.
Wliil tbon, the musio-lovinp.
Sweet I'hilomel, art moving
The night with song, and God doth hear thee.
Let thy slumber quiet be;
The noisy day has fled in air;
The love ot God doth cover thee
From Putnam, for September.
Young 'Torn CoIlinH, law 6tudenL had
jastconie into a trange inheritance, lie
Bat solitary in Lis little boarding-bouse,
trying to rer.lize it.
If the poor cbila hr.dn t me, lie said
to himself, "it could go and apply for ad
mission to some iEblitnUon. If I hadn't
it, I could; but Lord ! that is net tho idea.
I uust decide what I am to do."
Tom had solemnly premised to care for
the rtew-bcrn baby of his only sister, who
had just died.
He tried to meditate. He had often be
fore, daring his life, made the same at
tempt, bnt had never to any extent suc
ceeded, lie did not seem like one born to
tike thingsicto very 6eriouj consideration,
lint this case seemed to require it. No
pood joke came to the rescue Tom re
ally in his twenty-two years had never felt
each an awful sens of gloom. His natu
ral -hilarity could only suggest to his mina
the rather poor consolation that he "had
at least over night to consider on the bus
iness." Here Tom was interrupted by a knock
on the door-an occurrence unusual enoogh
in the liUlc npperroom where he had long
since censed regarding even the be!I-pull
as a resort in any extremity, so completely
was he accustomed to be let alone.
Ik-fore Tom could respond to the knock
it was followed by a cry of mingled en
treaty and command, such as only hungry
babies know how to emit.
"I've fetched the poor little dear around,
sir !" remarked a woman whose marvulious
rotundity of person showed to f ne advan
tage as she waved her screaming parcel as
tbough it were incense wherewith to purify
"Good Lord 1" he t jaculated.
"You'd ought to git a cow," said nurse,
Klill brandishing her charge. "There!
there L there ! It's got wind this minute,
mixin' milk. Have yoa found a nurse,
6ir? And baby want's clothes."
"It's got on too many clothes now," said
Tom. "I think that's what it's crying
about; see how red and hot it is-"
Poor inexperienced Tom ! he had offend
ed the wonian cast recklessly overboard
" his only fcnehor ! '
She dropped her shrieking charge upon
Tom's bed, and started towards the door.
"Very well, sir !" she said someniy, "I
see you know all about babies I may
'Oh ! oh !" gasped Tom, "do not ! In
the name of mercy, do not ! It shall have
clothes ! Why do you say I want a nurse?
Are not you cne? I as?nre you I know
nothing, absolutely nothing of babies !
I never to my knowledge touched one !"
Heal despair is impressive. The woman
"I am, r," she said, turning confiden
tially to Torn, "a mortlLty. 1 am willing
to stay with you while I can. But, sir, a
person in my position . is no dependence,
lly summons may come any day or our.
It's impossible to calculate. Day and night
is all the same to me. There ain't on earth
to me a thing so inscrutable as this impos
sibility of calculating when we snail be
sent for. I'll work lor you while I can,
Bir; but when my call comes, no earthly
thing can keep me."
Tom took all these remarks in a reli
gions point of view. From a person of
ilrs. Priniiains' robustness,, they amazed
him. He felt a vague fear rest, as he men
tally expressed it, there might be "a bee
in the eld lady s bonnet"
'0h ! cheer up ! cheer up. Auntie," he
Faid, "yoa look halo and hearty. You've
overtired yourself with rry poor sister. H
you'll stay and take chargs of that little
thing forme, l'il risk you getting a 'enm
"Your poor sister found groat consolation
in your promise for her child," remarked
Mrs. Prirnniins, pathetically. "It's a des
perate resort . leaving a baby to a young-
man, out in ncr strait sue wtut ma to c&icn
at any straw."
"Can you," Raid Tom, looking gloomily
at his now silent prize on the bed, "can
you give me any. advice? You couldn't
. have waited till to-morrow before bringing
it, conld you?" he added half reprt achlully.
"Of course not,." said Mrs. Prinimius.
"Well! you're no account! Now let we
think." . '
"Do," in Heaven's name," cjeculated
, Mrs. Primmins placed her arms akimbo.
Tom fervently prayed for light on her
"I have it," cried lira Primmins; "Mal
vin'y got to take it !"
"BitPB your dear soul," responded Tom.
"Malviny's tbevtry one! What a talent
you have for managing, auntie dear!"
Tueie was Tom, his very soli! He had
hit on exactly the right compliment to pay
the old nurse. Ha was actually floating
through life on thi3 instinct he had for
sauD" the most pleasant thing t every
body. Mr. Primmins, of all things desir
ed the reputation Of a mancaverer, as it,
was of course, the ono of all others that
she did not deserve.
"Yes," she cried, chuckling, "I can man
ege. Let me rlone! And first thing in
the morning, I'll go there with you.
Now," 6aid the, seizing her charge, who
was beginning to squirm, "now I'll Bee
what's ta bo got out of your landlady."
Winking violently with first cno eye and
then the other, sho started to go; then,
with a sudden solemnity, she reinserted her
Lead in the doorway. .
"If I'm fcOTatuone'd," she said, "it's above
all else If I'm called, I must go, day or
Certainly," Faid Tom. much puzzled,
but you won't be, Auntie !" As the young
man walked abroad to get his dinner, he
' felt impressed with an, almost mysterious
awe of the old nurse.
"To think, of living always with death
grinning one in the face like that," he
La the night Tom e dream of peace was
knock on his door.
"Am I under a ban V growled Tom;
"what's the matter now T
VOL. V. NO. 1.
WHOLE NO. 209.
"I'm called," said the voico of Mrs.
rrimmins, "my summons l as ccmo !"
"Oh, the divil !" cried Tom, lost to ail
sense of the importance of couoiiiatrtg
the nurse. "Go to bed ! Hold on until
In the morning Tom, who, happy fellow!
always slept soundest under a sense of de
pression, did not make his appearance un
til nine o'clock. He found that Mrs. rrim
mins had actually disappeared for parts
unknown. In the aims of his hitherto
stern landlady he found his charge nest
ling. A new light that of love was
beaming in the solemn woman's eyes that
woman, thought Ton!,- who would see any
one of her boarders staive and rot for ten
cents a day saved ! Ha looked at his little
responsibility with a fueling of awe, al
mosa suspicion of witcheralt. It is cus
tomary to shake the head, and wonder at
the amazing Providence that sometimes re
moves a mother and throws a young infant
upon the charity of others ! Why not also
consider reverently ihe iunale instinct of
motherhood that rises in every female
heart at sight of a baby so bereaved !
'I have undertaken, " said the landlady,
giving Tom a smile tech as he had never
dreamed could rest on her features. "I
have undertaken to go with you in search
of Mrs. Primmins niece, Maivmy !
Several hours Inter, Tom Coliitis sprang
from a light wsgon in wnicn na nad driven
to the door of a prstty cottage.
' "We will make one last effort by inquir
ing here, he said to his landlady, who
held the baby.
With his usual impetuosity he pushed
directly through into the little rear kitch
en. There, he forgot his errand, forgot
everything except what he saw. A vonns
girl, plump, nei-.t, and rosy, stood, with
round arms bared, before a fable. She
was assiduously occupied in caressing, with
her white nanus, little lumps of dough into
shape. Then sne placed them in ro-s in a
big black pan. For a moment ehe did not
seo Tom. He, unreasoning, impulsive
fallow, forgot his errand forgot "every
thing, in short, and began envying those
lumps of dougn. Ha felt instinctively
that he, too, possessed a great capacity for
being moulded by some such hands as
Suddenly she turned. Such a dimpling
smile ! such a rosy emoarrassrrent ! Tom,
great black-haired, jetty-eyed giant that he
was, ILouL'bt this little plump blonde an
angf-L Thoncjht ! why he was sure of it !
After a while he c tme partially to his
senses, and said, "I'm looking lor one
"And that is me," said the rosy lips.
"Then I've brought you a baby," he said
A good uou of astonishment can be put
into a pair cf bright blue eyes without
spoiling them and so there was. Fortu
nately, at this point thejaudlady appeared,
and so, a moment later, aid Malvina's
mother, called up from tho collar Wy the
Negotiations were Boon completed.
Tom again in his little room, found it
the loneliest, dreariest place he had ever
in his life looked upon.
A couple of days later he concluded taat
it would be inhuman not to go and inqcirc
after his little charge. In an incredibly
short space of time ho was seized with the
same impression again. Ihcn he went to
tak to baby, who had not yet learned that
the moon is more distant than the door
knob, a box of geographical blocks. Thu
ho went to enquire if it needed pocket-
money; and he told Malvina that he knew
she was not kept awake nights with it, be
cause her eyes were bo bright.
Ihis Umeiialvmas mother told Tom
that of course they were very plan people,
and not fit associates for a young "gent"
like him, but that if ho wished to stay,
there was plenty of strawberries and cream
Tom stayed, and after tea tbe moon
came ont Oh ! that wicked, shameless
nio.in ! Tom, by its light, told Malvina
right oat that her eyes were bluer than
lieaven her lips sweeter than roses and
all that.. . .
When they parted, Malvina went to her
room and cried.
Wrhat could such a perfect king of a mnn
mean by talking like that to her? Of
course, he could not mean to marry a little
school mistress only home on a vacation !
lorn acted queerlv, too, when alone in
his room. He took a tencil and paper,
and figured and calculated. He made a
li&t of all the little properties he possess
ed. He added them up and he. added
them down. Then he set down a list cf
all the things he was accustomed to spend
money upon that could be dispe: sed w;th.
Then he brought out a book on ecouomy,
where it tells how a man' can live cheaper
with a frugal wife than he can alone. He
was astonished to find that book so in
tenselv interestins !
The next day Tom went to bco the baby.
In tact, it had seemed to him as though
the afternoon never would come. Ho had
more waiting to do ct the cottage, for Mal
vina s mother received him, and Bhe aid
not appear. At hist his impatience spur
red him to ask.
"I don't want yen to see hrr ig:tin,
young man. I will be frank with you and
tell the truth! '
Oh ! Mr. Daiker," cried Tom.
"She's a simple child, sir, and is ia dan
ger rot to un. crstand that attentions from
one like you can mean nothing."
"Dear Mrs. Barker, you mistake me en
tirely. I must see her this once. I mnst.
indeed ! If she stnds. me a ray, I will
never come again."
Tom conquered. When he explained to
Malvina about his small income aud con
sulted with hi r abouts its insufficiency,
sha told him that he ought to be ashamed
indeed to waste 6nch Leaps of money on
oce. He thotll have sent half to the
Tom's income has thus far held out bet
ter than when he was single. Yous men,
try it !
The Cost of War.
Eleven years ago when ihe French Em
berer determined to make war upon Aus
tria, in alliance with Sardinia, he was
about to operate in a country on the good
will of whrse inhabitants he could safely
reckon, and he would have tbe fortross of
Alexandria and the port of Genoa in his
rear. NevcrlhdtbS he did not think it
prudent to enter upon the campaign with
out making thp most ample provision for
every kind of want to which nis troop
might be exposed. Although tho army
cumbered only 100,000 men, touts were
provided lor n.ar!y a million. The sup
ply of bread to the troops left in Franca
was turned over to the ordinary bakers, so
that the Government ovens might be
left free to provida bread for tho army of
the Alps. Besides this provision, rations
for 100,000 men, and forage lor 10,000
horses, each for twenty days, were col
lected and deposited in various towns of
tbe kingdom of Sardinia. In prospect, of
battle more than 3 DO tons of lint aad 1,000
cases of surgical instruments were provid
ed. The reserve of lint and bandages rep
resented 2,800,000 dressings, and tho med
ical arrangtments comprised everything
ecessary for 15 000 sick for three months.
nch were but few of the preparations
made for an army ot 1C0.O00 men. The
organization necessary for an aimy of
more than twice that strength, and in en
unfriendly country, may be more easily
imagined than described.
Tut VI.-iMpvillo A- Csdamino railroad is to
k t.ti1o1 frnm Plattevilla to Dniileith.
The route is being survt-yedL The Monroe
nnr.Vif tn lip extended from Monroe to
Eiverside, which extension would give
Milwaukee direct fipmmunicauon wiui uu-
The Pubest aim sweetest Cod Lives On.
in tho world is Hazard & C&eweU's, made on
the ee shore, from freeh, selected hvers,
bv CASWELL, UAZAKD & Co., New lork.
ltia abfiolutelvrmre and street. - Parties who
have once taken it prefer it to all cohere.
Physicians have decided it enperifr to any of
the other oila in the market. Bold by all
The Cost of War. Baden-Baden — The Gambling Hells
Tho following are extracts from a letter
received in Liverpool, from a hotel keep
er in Baden-Baden. Ihe letter is dated
July 31 : C
loa aro quit right in r.upposmg that
this war is ruinous to us here. It jast
broko oat as Baden began to be full
Our house was beginning to do very well,
and, but for the war, we should have had
all our rooms occupied during the past
fortnight. Unluckily we have not
had a soul with us in the hotel. My ser
vants are all gone, cither to tho army or
home. Thiro aie no flowers now on our
staircases or balconies and everything ii
shut up, just as if one were in tho middio
of inter. Gambling safrns wereclosed on
the 31st of Jaly, but tho band still
plays at eivht in Uie morning and at seven
in the evening in front of tho Maison de
Conversation. There are, however,
still a few strangers, including
tbe Duchess of Hamilton and the
Princess Monaco (nee Lady Hamilton),
l'riuce Gali'.zcn and about three dozen
Hessians and Americans were also still
resident in the town. We have but few
Englishmen, bat they would be away ii
they could oidy get money for their trav
eling expenses home. Oar backers say
the-y have no money at any rate they
won't part with any. Tho weather
is fine and pleasant We have
had plentilul rains, and all the
vines are looking well, and we have plenty
of everything. We havo no troops in the
tbe town, and de not expect to seo any.
We have, however, made up three hundred
beds for the wounded and have collected
largo sums of money for tho pupjwrt of tho
wives and families of those who have gone
to the war."
Woman's Bratss. The smaller size of
woman's brain may be made up for by the
greater activity of nervous fibre, and by its
proporti.jual siz9 to the body being equal
relatively to that of man. Still it is n.-.id, in
reply, that men possess larger and stronger
heads lor the same reason that they have
stronger hmbs : that nature has fitted
them to do stronger work. Bat, according
to the London Lancet, when wo pass to the
domestic and social relations of women, to
the emotional part of hamaturc, to her in
stincts and affections, which aro also in
stinctive, and to the powerful influence
which these exert on her, and through ;her
on her husband and her children, no phy
siologist can doubt, wo think, that there is
a corresponding relation between the deli
cacy of the organization and character of
the physical structure of woman and that
of her usual duties in life. If, continues
tho writer, woman ere to marry and be
given in marriage, we fear thai these duties
of hfo must form an insuperable obstacle
to their becoming bread-winners and br&iu
workers in the same senbo that men are;
and what is more; wo conceive that it
would bo a very grevious thing for our
children and ourselves if it wera otherwise.
A new Eixcmo-TrnoGEAPHic MAcnrxz.in
vented by M. Henri Fontaiae, is now work
ing in one of the public offices at Praia,
where it prints quickly and economically
the short papers required ia courts of lav,
cCijes, and commercial houses. Like the
electric tclgraph, it acts by Bubstitutinx
fixed for moveable types, only one type
being need for each letter. Steel types are
arranged around two horizontal dibes
placed ono over the other. Above these
is a metallic circle tarnished with notches
corresponding with the types below. By
n extremely simple machine, as the hau-
dle in the centre cf ths presses gainst the
notch representing the required letter, an
eSeclric shock lowers the type upon a bheet
ot paper, prints tne letter and returns to its
place; and so rapidly may tho whole pro
cess be completed that a hundred letters
may be printed in a minute. When the
paper is printed it is transferred to the
lithographic Btone to bo worked off. The
typography is said to be remarkably clear
Pbe-Histokic Eeeics. In the "Cittadino
Lencese" of June 30, thereis a letter from
Professor L. Botti, giving an account of
his successful search for prehistoric relics
in the "Grotto del Diavolo," in the Gaif
of. Lenca, near the Itistola Point- There
he found and collected a large quantity of
fragments of pottery, from elegant vases
of the finest clay to the roughest objects
kneaded with Band; also bones, chiefly of
ruminants, and, what is yet more impor
tant, layers of ashes and charcoal, some
ter-a-cotta spindles, bones which bad evi
dently been worked upon by human hands, :
laths and scrape rf, a needle, an implement ,
resembling a needle case, and a wild boar s
tusk, deeply indented. He also came
across five flint weapons, and a human
skeleton bo brittle that it crumbled todast
on being touched, and near it some objects
of lead and copper, and home vases.
S;gnor Botti hi licves these things to be
the remains of different nges, the most re
cent of which is the age of bronze or
Passage of Gaseous Substances Teeotoh
tiiu Bout. The Lancet eajs that itt the
lecture which concluded hu course on ex
perimental medicine for the session, lSGS)
70, Dr. liiohardson made a curious experi
ment, which appears to show that there, is
a goseous for ai through all tho tissues of
the body, when once the-y havo been intro
duced, and especially through the coats ef
veins. Dr. liichardson introduced a fine
tube through the nostril of a rabbit into
the -cranial cavity. Air or carlonic acid
t umped through this tube instantly made
its appearance in the right cavities of the
heart.' The carbonia acid darkened the
blood and stopped the systole; atmospher
ic air rendered the blood of the right hide
arterial, and restored the systole.
Deep Sea Exflobations. Ansland, of
July 23 contains O. Schmidt's, of Gratz,
report of 6ome deep-sea explorations in the
Adriatic At depths varying betwesu SO
and C30 fathoms he fouud no abundance
of animal life except foraminifera, and at
tributes this to the absence of great cur
rents, such as those iu which the variety
of animal life in the depths of the Atlantic
is due. A prodigious amount of bathybius
and cocolith8 was obtained, the, former
bronght to the surface in drag-iiets being
always accompanied by the lalte-r, which
are one of the constituents of chalk, and
form no nninipcrtant element in the newer
and even in the most recent strata on the
Italian ccast, which have been thrown
back into the se t by gradual elevation.
These observations indicate a wider dis
tribution ol bathybius than has hitherto
Destetcttve CoMrorxD. The war is, of
course, producing tho usual number of
marvelous compounds. A French chemist,
t is reported, discovered a composition
which has the property, when it hits the
mark, of bursting that which contains it,
of ibstantly decomposing atmospheric air,
and uuitmg with the oxygtn therein to
produce a cloud of fire throughout i ra
dius of Bomo yards in extent. Contact
with water, contact with any element con
taining oxygen produces similar effects.
In three hours a quantity of this substance
may be prepared sullicient to surround an
army ol 10.000 men with a sheet of fiamo
Sism.E Method of Axciiktainixo Death.
Dr. Garriere of the St. Jean du Yard, in
reply to the offer of the Maiquis d'Orchea,
of a premium of seventy thousand francs,
for a practical method of determining
death, furnished the following which he
says he ha3 practiced for forty years.
Place tho hand with the fingers closely
pressed one against the other close to a
lighted lamp or candle; if alive.the tissues
will be observed to bo of a transparent r
rosy hue, and the capillary circulation of
life in full play; if on the contrary, the
body of a dead person be placed in the
same relation to light,none of the phenom
ena are observed we Bee but a hand of
marble, without circulation, without light.
More Diplomatic Revelations.
Tho famous secret treaty proposed by
Benedctti to Bismarck is not the only proof
in Benedetti's own hand writing of tile
desperate efforts made by France to extend
the frontier of the empire to the Ehine.
On the 5th of August Bencdetti presented,
nlso in his own handwriting, to Birmrek
Iho following draft of a secret treaty which
reads aa follows:
Act. L The French empire ngain as
sumtis possession of the territory which
belonged to France in 1G11 and is now part
of tho elominionsof Prupsii.
Akt. IL II Prussia pledges herself to
obtaiu from the King of Bavaria and the
Grand Daks of Hesse tho cession of the
territory which they possess on Iho left
bank of the Ilbine and to transfer its pos
session to France. An indemnification of
the two German Princes i3 reserved.
Aet. I1L All tho proviMons nniting
tho territory which is under the sovereign-
ty of the King of the Netherlands to tho
Germanic Confederation, as well as those;
whicu refer to the rights of garrison in the
fortress of Luxemburg, aro unnuMed.
Iho followirg letter, reftrnnc to the
above treaty, is likewise preserved in Ber
fin in Benedetti s own handwriting:
Mr Dear Peesident : In reply to the
communications which I have sent from
Nicholsburg to Paris, in consequence of
our interview cf the 2fllh ulc, I havo re
ceived fiom Vichy the copy of a secret
treaty, of which I inclose a copy. I hasten
to communicate it to yoa in order that you
may be able to examine it at your leisure.
I am at your disposition to cenfer with you
about it whenever yon think the right mo
ment to have come! Your3,
Sunday, Aug. 6, 1SCG. Benepetti.
One or two days before the 5ih cf August
Dnedetti demanded from Bismarck the
formal aoceptanoe of the above conces
sions, adding that, in case they should be
refused, there would be war '.dors e'exi la
guerre). Bismarck replied: Jors c est
futrre, and added that it appeared to him
incredible that Franee should thiuk of se
riously demanding concc-Ksions which it
was so entirely impossible to catry out
Bencdetti replied that ho should advise
ths Emperor to insist on the demands, as
nothing concerned him more than the pres
ervation of the Imperial dynasty, lor which
the extension of the French frontier was a
Gen. Von Goeben on the Fighting at
A war correspondent cf an Engluh jour
nal gives some remarks on incidents in lhe
fight at Saaibruck. "The thing which
struck me most in the wholo of tho fight,"
said the general, "was the deliberate ho
rcini displayed by the Saarhruck women.
They entered the lines, bullets and grape
shot flying fast and thick, in a cart, dis
mounted, and carried the baskets and bot
tles, with which they intended to refresh
the weary troops right forward where they
thought tbey might be wanted. If a ball
or bullet ttruck tho ground or an objoct
clo.-'e to them, they started, but immediate
ly after walked on as if nothiug had hap
pened." So much to tha eternal credit of
On one of the superior ofSoera asking
the General what eiloct the French artil
lery not the mitrailleuses had had on the
German troops, tho reply was not quite in
telligible in its first half, bat the following
statement is as authentic as the description
given above: "During tho last half hour
or bo, the French, probably imagining that
a certain part of the ground was occupied
by our reserves, kept up a furious grarx
fire upon it, the shot constantly whistling
in the air, and of course hitting no one."
A third observation is as follows: "The
noise, gentlemen, which tho present rapid
way of firing, together with the mitraille
uses, creates is something deafening, and I
certainly never in 1&C0 heard anything
New Application op Electeicttt. An
electric marine buoy, the invention of M.
E. Ducheniin, was exhibited at Cherbough
some time since by order of tho Minister
of Marino. Tbe electricity was produced
by tho constantly renewed action of the
sea-water on zinc, but the inventor Las
since carried on a series of experiments in
order to ascertain if an increase of intensi
ty could not be obtained as in ordinary
batteries by means of certain chemical
substances, held in suspension around
the zino or charcoal element The new
battery resulting from the experiments
consists of a porous vase fixed on a wooden
buoy or floater. The vase is surionnded
by a thick zino cylinder, pierced with
holes, the wire of which represents tho
negative pole. Within the porous vase is
placed a slab ot gas retort charcoal, to
which is affixed the conductor of the posi
tive pole; the charcoal is surrounded by
pieces of coke and perchlorate of iron. The
vase is carefully closed, and the battery
when plunged in the sea immediately gives
forth large quantities of electricity. A com
mission, consisting of M. Becquerel, Gen
eral Morel and Marshal Vailiant, has been
appointed to examine this marine electric
EAPrrrrr of Neevocs Sensation. Pro
fessor Helmholtz communicates to the
Monatsbericht of tho Berlin Academy,
1S70, the results of some new measure
ments by M. Baxt of tho rapidity with
which excitation is propagated along the
motor nerves of man, which measurements
are more exact than those previously made
by Helmholtz, Scheske, Hersch, Kohl
rausch, De Jaager, Von Wittich, Fizeau,
Donders, and others. Tho ascertained
rapidity of the propagation varies between
30 and 90 metres per second; and is also
greater in summer than in winter. This
tact led to a more exact observation ol the
influence of temperature, rhich was as
certained by artificially warming or cool
ing tho arm. Tho interval of time be
tween a volition and the corresponding
movement of a muscle is, therefore, great
er in winter than in Bummer. Fizi-au, it
will bo recollected, held that the transmis
sion of an order from the brain to the
muscles took one-tenth of a second, and
that the muscles took one-hundredth of a
second in getting into motion. Dr. Gould
fonnd the velocity with which galvanic
signals are transmitted through iron wires
on poles to be from 14,000 to 18,000 miles
per second, and about 6,700 miles a second
through the sub-marine cable. The "speed
of thought" is, therefore, much less than
that of ordinary telegraphy.
Cheaper tiian Beetle the Wab ! Epi
cures, are you aware that you can enj y the
luxnrtoa oi th J dessert at a much ciicsper
rete than ten years ago ? Scienco his con
verted a wild product ot tho Irish coast into
an eluineiit cf ircmeasureahlt: daiuties of the
moot wholesome, nutritions, and delicious
character; and tho price of this new eiaplu is
k'ss by une-half than that of any other article
of the Etma class containing a like amonut
of nutriment. Need we eay that Sea Moss Pa
eine ia tho article referred to. The wealthy
and enterprising New Yoik Cocmany cn
gacd iii itd manufacture are entitled to the
thanks of evtry philanthropist for introduc
ing this new son rce of excellent sad agrees
bio food.st a prico whnh place-sit within the
resch of alL Ono experiment will convince
the nioet skepucal that with Sea Moss Fa
rine they can proiuce nnequalled custard,
puddings, jellies, Charlotte, cream ,8auces,
,Vc, at less cost than before tho war. Tho
depot of tho company ia t C3 Tark Tlaee,
The largest Bil'iard Had in the United
State, is that of J. M. Brunswick E Bro.,
Cheapo, which has just been fitted up in style
eccond to uono ia the cynutry, containing 19
tables, which were manufactured expressly
tor thu new hall, at Bx mmwiek's llauufaolo
ry, 47 nd 49 State street. For beauty and
fiuiuh they are unturpasscd by none. Messrs.
Brunswick i Bro. havo a largo manufactory
at Chicago and also at Cincinnati. Their
tabh-s have attained a rrpuUtion among all
leading billiard experts as being the bet
that ar; made. "They being manufacturers
they are enabled to offer them at prices which
deiy competition. Those in want of tables
for "public halls, private dwellings, &c, will
find tho Brunswick patent ahead ot ail. Their
revolving combination dining and billiard
table is something new, of their own patent
I'ricelibt and circular sent on application.
From the Philadelphia Press.
Bourbon line, now nominally represented
y tbe litllo boy in Parip, who cr.lls bim-
When Jtapolcoa objected to Prince
Leopold, of Koheiizoilern, as a candidato
tor tae throne of Spain, because ho was
German, ho virtually igcorsel the fact that
nearly every crowned head in Europe
traces uis ctscrnt iroin aliens and foreign
rrs. For example:
Franee has Loais Napoleon for her Em
peror, the founder of w hose dynasty, Gen.
lKinaparte, was Corsicaa by birth, and
Italian by race.
Victoria, Queen of England, reigns by
virtuo ol her descent from a petty Germ:m
Princo, who had married the granddaugh
ter of James 1 a Swlchaian by birth, his
mother having been Mary Stuart.
In Spain the EmperOr Charles V. was a
German by his futher's Bido. His dynasty
easeet in i&uu lor want ot a mail heir, and
j a French Prince became Kitg of Spain,
with the title of Philip V. Thus the hated
1 l Alpaonso A.IL, was established m
rung Wihiam of Prus&ia is a Swabian b7
The Emperor of Austria represents & dy
nasty wrncn was lounded by a Swiss sol
Tho King of Italy can show a descent
only from the Counts of Savoy, and this
is actually rather French than Italian.
Christian IX., of Denmark, who is King
by arrangement rather than popular elec
tion, belongs to a Geiraan family, long set
tled in Hoistein.
Sweden is governed by the grandson of
a French lawyer, who having risen under
Xdpoloon L, to the rauk of Field Marshal
and Prince of Ponte Cotvo, was elected
Crown Prince of Sweden, and finally suc
ceeded to the crown.
The King of Greece Las no Hellenic
blood in Lis veins, being simply one of tho
sons ot the. King of Denmark, who isnot
himself a Dane.
Belginm has for her Monarch the Bon of
Leopold, a petty German prince, by the
daughter ot a French princess. Ho is
grandson of Louis Phillippe, ot France.
Strictly counting trp, tho only monarch
ies of Enrope governed by native princes
are Turkey, Portugal, Holland, Wnrtem
berg, Saxony, and Bavaria. All the rest of
the European sovereigns from . a Greek
family. Yet, whatever their descent, the
sovereigns, whether native or foreign, be
come national, in their respective localities,
when they reign. Louis Najwleon certain
ly thinks more of France than of Italy,
whence his family came, and it has
always been to the credit of Louts
Bonaparte, his father, that to became
a Dutchman in heart and soul
as soon as he was made King of Holland.
Because of this bis imperial and imperious
brother accused him of neglecting his in
terests, and the result was, that finding it
was expected that he should govern Holland
only as a French Batrap, the mero lieuten
ant of Napoleon, he took off his crown,
bid down Lis Bceptro, and retired into pri
There is no reason for thinking that if
Spain had adopted Leopold, of Hohenzoll
era, he would have governed that country
as a German prince. His father-ia-law, of
tho Saxo Cobnrg family, became so pood a
Portuguese alter his marriage with Qaeen
Donna Maria do Gloria, that the lameut in
that country now is, that he, not his son,
is not the present sovereign.
A New Motive Power.
Emue Lamtu, a Frenchman, .fis intro
duced to the world a new roolivo power in
the shape of ammonia. This alkaline pas
is composed of three parts of hydrogen to
two of nitrogen, and is proeluced in large
quantities by many decaying vegetable and
animal substances, giving them their odor.
It used to be produced by the distillation
of hern shavings, and hence gained the
popular name of hartshorn. A most im
portant quality of this gas is the facDity
with which it is absorbed by water. In
this vehicle it returns to the earth to nonr
ish vegetation, and alter having been ex
haled by decaying Bubsttnces, and
the same characteristic renders it
available as a motive power. The density
of tho gas is half that of air and of am-
moniated watpr one quarter less thp.n of
pure water. The vapor at a brat of CO de
grees exerts a pressure of 1U0 pounds to
the square inch, while water, to give an i
equivalent in Bteani, must be Taised to 3'23 i
degrees. With tha Bimo heaf, aninionht
requires about taree times as much ror.Ei
lor expansion as steam. This gas has no
action upon any of the metals except cop- j
per, and, on account ot tne lo tempers-
ture required, will not wear out machinery j
like steam. Speaking of its application to j
horse car which it has been tried), a
writer in tae Engineering and Mining
Journal says: Its cheapness, when compared
with steam, is owing to the fact that one
steam engine, if it could be made to pro
pel one hundred street cars with ease,
would be much cheaper than one hundred
steam engines, each requiring a 8-ipc.rate
Gre and an engineer, beside the regular
conductor of tho car; but tho case is far
different with ammonia, as a single en
gineer at tho station can superintend the
supplying of two hundred cars with liqui
fied ammonia in sufficient quantity to run
any distance within the limits of a large
city, by means of a single fire under the
stationary boiler in which the ammonia
gas is liquified. Farther, liquefied am
monia can be compared, if I may be per
mitted the expression, to abottled-up pow
er, which can remain in a xeseivoir for
months or even years, and be transported
any where in any desirable quantity; and
then, at once, without any farther prepar
ation, can bo used for any purpose desired;
and by the simple turning of a faucet can
ha made to act as powerfully as when first
liquified. The estimated cost of construct
ing and erecting machinery necessary to
propel twenty-rive street cars, by ammonia
is $23,500. The cost per day of maintain
ing liquifying process at Btation, and
charging twenty-five cars, each car making
sventv-two miles per day, ia estimated at
$2". The per centage cf loss in ammonical
gas at the Louisiana Ice Manufacturing
Company for one year amounts to 25 per
A LzfUL Axecdote. In the early day
ol Vermont jurisprudence the strict deco
ruin which now very generally distiugnwh
es tuo Nv England btr was comparatively
unknown. Nothing was moro common
than sharp alteic-iiions between tho bench
and the bar; such wranglings, iudco I, as
wonl-J now be termed "coatempt of court '
were they to occur only b.twctn the law
yers themselves. Oa one occasion Judge
Tamer, who was then plain Esquire," had
addressed a Bound argument to the court
md sat down. The judge, who choso to
argue the question rather than decide it at
once, replied in a feeble argument which
the lawyer in his turn doraolishPiL Tho
inJge rejoined by repeating, without any
material variation, his first reply, and theu
"closed tho pleadings" by an adverse de
cision. "Your Honor's txo argimccts," eaid
Turner, addressing himself partly to the
court and partly to tho bar, "remind me
ot a 6toiy. A foolish old woman in Con
neticnt, bing one evening at a party, was
greatly at a less for something to say. At
length she ventured to lcqniro of a gentle
man who Siit near hfr whi-tticr his mother
had any children. Tho gentleman politely
pointed cut the absurdity cf her inquiry.
'I beg pardon, exclaimed the old lady,
perceiving her mistake, 'yoa don't under
stand me; I meant to inquire whether your
qrandmoUi'.r Lad any children.'" Harper's
Betas, Smith & Co., 118 Lako et., Chicago,
have on hand tho largest variety of line
French china, foreign and domestic glas
waro, crockery and fancy goods to bo found
in the northwest. Importing their own wares
direct, they aie able to compete w:th any
hnu'O in America. Call and see their store
whether you wish to purchase or not. It will
repay the trouble.
The Beaver in Alaska.
A stroll along the banks of tho small
river revealed m;;ny fresh beaver tracks
The beaver, when forced to leave hia homo
by the spring freshets, which fill it with
water, Beeka his living alorg tha banks oi
the smiul river until tho waters snoside.
II a is it gregarious and playful unimd,
fond of fjyionastifs for their own wko.
When he finds a Ktfi. Kiiinnth nm.i ,-,t-
he ut-.uilly amuses himself by crawling up
and then sliding eff iEto the water, repeat-
iuk iao process many ua.es, apparently
enjeyicji tho fun as "much as boys do
v-uH.-M-iu. n3 is nocturnal m his habits,
Rn" yery timid. Taking the Bmrdl canoe,
Karilla paddled patiently up and down,
JiiakiD" as little nr;w aa nncciKlo ,.!
Fcannijig the water near tha banks for tho
waurscosB. iiiis is tao only part visi
ble, the rest beini btlow tha unH-i
A crack foilewcd by a shout told that
my old Scotch rille had done its work, and
1 ' . . : n . . . . .
minim soon appeared m tnumpa, hearing
a Email beaver. " Tho flo&h cl this animal
is to most persons disagreeable. A slight
odor ami flavor which accompany it Jro
quentlv producing nane;t with thns nn.
accastcmed to it I never ato the meat
urn iuc paws ana tan a iouna very good.
The former are eoverrvl vtith p l.lnfL- stin
with only a little hair near the janction
with tho arm or leg. When thoroughly
boiled thev re RPinbl r.i
- - l 'C i-v.ty -a AJ. J fci . I
is composed oi muscular fibre, contiir ing
a kuj;o luiiuuut oi peculiarly sweet lat in
tha iTiKtprKiii'pti TIia h i n .
the tail has the appearance of scales, bnt
. I. 1 , m ..
mum aro co reat scft:e3. xne sKm readily
neels off if KPOreliPil in thr fi
toil, when well boiled, ij a delicious mor
seL Tho muscled and innpr Kfcm ra raAnnaA
by boiling to a kind of jelly.and the whole
is 60 rich that oue cannot eat much of it
Tho castort-uni, which iriused in medicine,
is contained in two glands, which open
near the tail. Thpir na ia nnt loai-lv un
derstood, but Lj probably similar to that
of musk pl-inds in tha i.ni.Vr.it nn1 mncK
deer. A favorite amusement among the
Kutcum lndtaus consists in taking the
humerus in thnir l-qiwfa nnH DnAnnvrir r.
to break it; as it is very short and strong
uus requires consiacraoie strength. After
K!cil:l:ill" tJ'A brr.VPr r.nl clr..tnV.inrr
skiu on a hoop of green willow, wo push
cSL DaW a Alaska.
A Woman Jumps Overboard and Saves
A Woman Jumps Overboard and Saves a Man from Drowning.
From the Boston Traveller, Aug. 22.
Sunday afternoon Mr. Thoma? Mc
Laughlin, a mechanic at the Charhstown
Navy Yard, with his wife and MrB. Cautain
John Trimble, camo to Hall in the steam
er. At Hull they took a row-boat for a
sail. 2ir. McLaughlin after a time com
plained cf dizziness, from the effect cf a
lormer sunstroke, when tho Lidiea pro
posed to take the oars. In standing no to
change his seat McLaughlin fell ovorboord
and immediately spnk. Observing that
ttie man in the water was unable to Bwim
or help himself, Mrs. Trimble at once
seized tho painter cf the boat nnd heroic
ally jumped overboard. As the drowning
man rose to tho surface, she caught him by
the arm with one hand and held on to the
boat with the other, Mr3. McLaughlin in
the boat r.lso holding on to Mrs. Trimble.
The cries of the women for heln were
heard from the shere, and boats put off at
once to the rescue. Fortunately, a boat
from Fort Warren, rowed by two men, and
having on board Lieut. Zalinsky, on his
WftV to Ilnll- xcsut within h$ilin- lict-inoo
and made for the nceuo of diiliculty with
such hasto that two olta were broken. Up
on reaching the scene of disaster, Lieut
Z. jumped on board and soon succeeded in
getting the drowning man and his brave
preserver into the boat (the lormer being
in an insensible condition), and quickly
Iook them on shore to the Oregon House,
whero Mr. McLaughliu soon ravivod under
Tho lan cid cf thishouse (Mr. Hairing
ton) acted very generously, iumishing dry
clothes and giving the unlucky ones a
night's lodging and meals without charge.
The boarders at the Oregon also generous
ly contributed S55, and forwarded the same
to Mrs Trimble, in token of their appre
ciation of her courageous efforta in savin
the life of McLaughlin.
Mrs. Trimble is the same lady who.some
montha since, was on board the schooner
Emily niiiard, commanded by her hus
band, bound from a port in Maine to New
York, which was driven into Nassau by
stress of weather. In this difficulty, Mrs.
T., by the force of persuasion and coolness
in danger, induced the frightened and mu
tinous crew to return to the pumps, after
they had given up all hopes of saving the
veosel, her husband being lashed to the
wheel at the time, by which action the
vessel was saved.
A Bear Story.
Fourteen miles out from here, on the
Shawano read, lives Capt Wm. Towell,
formerly cf Keshena, a man well known in
these parts as an old settler, a good hun
ter and a clover gentleman. He keeps a
hotel, and hi3 gun is a handy instrument
to have in providing something appetizing
lor the ttble. These preliminaries will
account for the fact of his making a recon
uoisance in the woods the other day with
hi3 trusty rifle, but we inter from the fact
that he had ammunition for but two &hots
that he was rot looking for big game
Kearirg a sound from a tree, he looked up
and saw a sight which would have caused
a less fearless hunter to eond for reinforce
ments. An old she bear and three cubs
looked down upon him aud "smole a defi
ant Bmile,'' showing their rows of ivories.
But ho immediately moved on
the enemy's works, and brought down the
old bear with tho first bulki, and a cub
with the second. Two more cuts were in
tho tree, and the hunter was making a vain
search iu his pockets lor the wherewith to
shoot them, when out front the dark for
est came ominous sounds, and presently
reinforcement appeared for Bruin's &xmy.
The old ho bear had snuffed the battle
from afar, and mado a desperate charge
upon tho despoiler af his household. Tere
was no time for reflection. Tho attack
was a complete surprise, tho rifle was emp
ty and there was no ammunition to fill it
and the old hunter was forced to make a
hasty retreat, leaving the field ia posses
sion of the enemy. Tho Captain reached
his hcadquarteis in Rafety, aud afterwards
sccuied his game. When ho reconnoitres
acrairt will look well to hiscartridi;e box.
We ore indebted for these facts to Mr. Hob
ert McLaren, of Angelica. Urten JS ij Ad
vocate. It is Eaid that fou. boxes govern the
world tho cartridge-box, tho ballut-box,
the jnry-box and the baud-box. Ttue
Chalfant's Coco Cream.
Dr. Cbalnl's Coco ureaai, for tho hair,
sni.jiiie. a want Ioikj f-lt by tho public. Is
if .-. really tcijntiiic preparation, purely veg
etable;, aud contr.ins rio matter dolitc-ricas to
tha hair, l'r-ce HO cenU per bottle-. '
Aixr.s's Luxa Balsam Has proved it
self to be the greatest Medical li- mody for
healing the Lungs, purifying the Biood and
restoring the tone of the Liver.. It excites
t'-i9 p!)!Y;ni which i-i iui.-d from the
Lungi. thi-rf-by the Cough, r.iius, 0;prc---sion.Nirh'.
S.vcat3 and Duiicnltv cf B -r.th-in;r,
r.il !hi r.bovo symptoms viil bo e-ure.i,
and the whoio sy-tc-m ag::ia restored to
health. For sale by all Medicine Dealers.
TnE Nationp.l Life Inturanee Co. of Chica
go; SlOO.Oito deposited in the S'.atn Treasury
co-cperativo pl-n; inssrance at actnid coot
Sond to the home ofuee for rate book and
circular!), 100 Monroe street, Chicago. Borj.
Lombard, President; II. C. Child!, becretary.
BiviDKNts aro paid in cash in the Wash
ington LJe Ins. Co. of New York.
Ask for tho "Orient" Flavoring Extract
Uhe purest and best tn use.
rarvATK Medival Aid. Bead Br. Olin s
Wit and Humor.
The war measuro a line of battle.
Jaxesvtlu; peoplo "pasture" thoir cows
m tho street
The Napoleonic conundrum Doc-shravy
cannonading produce a reign?
A celebrated English, proferr cf her
aldry is now at Long Branch, stud in" the
A . -r . . I 4 '
oi iua waves.
Theke is talk of illnminntlnj the thontre
of war with electric lights.
Tncr say dentists never get rich. We
admit there are many poor ones,
The city of New York is now commonly
spoken of by visitors from other places as
A womax as black an the nee of spades
says she was "born to blush nnseen."
The Hudson river is vorv low end con
fined to its bed. 'Ihe fall rains may bo re
Time is money. When the city fl-.thers
go on a timo they always use hour' money.
Pigeon shooting in England is rendered
more fashionable by the title, "dove tcur
narnenta." JosErnixE givo the first Napoleon a good
deal of trouble. It is Nancy that has been
troubling Napoleon IIL
The census takers have finished the siege
of Troy. The population was reduced to
figures, 47,130. .
If a tailor agrees to put braid on a coat,
does he always consider tho agreement
There is a poor fellow ct Bangor, Maine,
who says "It's working between meals
that's killing him."
Fun- thinks the dog could have dispensed
with the ark; because he might have setup
a bark himself.
Tee Turkish bath is a thing to be avoid
ed by right-minded philanthropists; for
their money is expended, not on tho poor,
but on the sham-poor.
It is reported that the New York Tribune
is having Horace Greeley's old editorial
manuscripts engraved 03 maps of the beat
The colored servant of Miss Minnie Bra
bury, of Marshall county, Ind., who is
studying for the minstry, Fays, "Missus
brays berry well at present, but she will do
The Earl of Shaftesbury buys that "if
His Holiness the Pope had a wile she would
not allow hint lor as hour to remain in the
belief that ho was infallible."
Fsance and Germanv 1 nth fOnSrn Alcona
and Lorraine by virtue of tha language cf
the ptODie. Cleailv. homn. th K?.
to Ireland ou that bcore; for don't they
opeu-b. a Arut-oisr
TDET.E are list fanrtpen fTi ATT cc; n il rw
onels ia Colorado.
A "wnrrrNo machine" has been invpntArl
which, tho Boston Post 8iys, should bo
operated by the steam loan.
Aee Appleton ladies thieves? Thev
bone" their stays and "steel thpir niirtk
THE town OfWhee'npfc. Vprmnnf nnuco?
the followiE2 vote in 1797. "YomuI. that
the town be at tho expiua of rant fo vm-
uumg cu me new meeting-house pews.
FaOM tho WaV thev m c.illivfmrr r;f
stores of food in Paris, the inference is
puna mat tney aro in lavor there of a "pro
visional" Government JV". Y. Express.
A whiter from Chihuahua, Mexico, says
he attended a dance where he saw a sign
which read; "No rentleni&n allmrArf with
out pants en."
THE local Of the Vnirti.l. Tvna J.cA
awoke from a dretm that his town was a
city of palaces, to find himself in a hoar-
It i3 an Indiana papor that says "but
few readers in th TTniip.i xtntea nf Vo
leon's despatches that the soldie-ra were lull
r T .
oi e-iun n.now mas ine word means Deans.
It is a fact worth noticing that tho Chi
nese who come to New York invariably
marry Irish wives.
The printers strike in San Francisco has
had the effect of phtcing some twentv-five
women at the case,
At Jeffersonville, Indiana, the grocers
have united in an association for protec
tion against dishonest customers.
It is noticed teat of late, in the detection
of great criminals, in America, rewards
seem to have lest thetr efficacy.
Women ride through the Btreet of Taris
standing on tho seats of the carriages, and
sing tho "Marseillaise" ta ronso h nnnn.
To tintovE lime which gathers in tea
kettles, fill the kettlft with irofr rnf. in
one-fourth ct a pound cf Spanish whiting
and boil until the lime ia removed.
About fourhundretl American officers,
the lararer nortion of
Confederate service during the war, are
now attached to the Khedive'a trmy in
THE eeO?ranhical rentm ct '.7na'3TfTin-
setts is in the city of Worcester. About
three-fourths ol tha
commonwealth lies east cf Worcester.
Ladies of the Fftf enth Amendment color
paste their "hair' tn tr': nnt thn tint.
The white "girls of the period" roll theirs
in piper to put the kink in. A difference
of taste as well as of fashion.
TrjE regulation wirtnro'a vnil ia nntr Aa-
clared to be a yard and a half ia length,
and of English crane. It only relief ia a
deep hem. cf over un inch in Vnii mim
the edge. 1
THE Selma and Xw rMpnnn TtnPrnnil
is progressing rapidly. The bridges are
beine built across Vallev creek and Jonps'
branch. The trradins of the rna;l will
soon be finished to Cahaba river.
A EENHVOLEVT indivi.l.lfll of Wpcthrrtl-
Me., lost his vest the other day, contain
ing s-.',o a bars book, gold watch. It
Was fOUud bv a lOA.tm:ir. ttlin nrna tol-ar.
to tho owner's house and treated libera-'ly
ta sour vi p.es.
A coon-ax clerrrman. navlnc a nrofW:-
sional visit to a dying neighbor, who wiui a
very ctiurnsa and universally enpepuhtr
man, put the usual qne stion. "Are yoa
wiliic'' to no. mv friend?" Oh. yen " Fid
ths sick man, "I am." "Well." said the
simple-minded minister. "I am glad you
are; for the neighbors are williig."
Two United States soldiers reccntTv ab
sconded from Minnesota v-ith $G,000 of
Uncle Sam's money. To Indian detec
tives captured them ia twenty-four hours,
secured the monev. ami r.hnTwl niw skit
each for their services.
"We shalL.DerhiDS. bo braion at firsf "
said the Crown Prince as he went to the
Ehine, "but don't Bihid. Wo aro quite
mire to win ia tha end " Tr
about tiie first part of. tho tpeeeiu How
win it lc in uib eiia i
One of the most surprising thirgs about
modern London is the rapidity of its
erowth- Xotwif.riKtTi?iTiT oitIr r
ormoua Bize ia 1810, not fewer than 2'2o,-
-- new nouses niive been added to it since
then, forminr act snnaroo arA r; ft-n
new streets, of the total length of 1,030
The navy of North Germany has but one
admiral, Princo Adalbert of Prussia, whose
pay is $3,350 pr year, besides $1,750 for
uvv MAv U V- T .A. 1A7 llteRUUlil(U (bto
$3,200, and ach of the two rear admirals
-,mu, a jjriiinu auuiiTtU gets co,oo,
encs in economy in the two navies ii much
.1 A 1 1 .
UIO BUiUO U-UTOUgUOUS.
For the Boys and Girls.
Her platform la only tha cradle
Iler apecches are funny and few
A wise little head.
Bat all that is said
Ia only a vague little "goo!"
Eut how baby'a rights are respected t
One nod ol her dtar, downy head.
Whenever ahe thinks sne'a neglected,
And down at her feet we are led.
8be lifta np her votce In a mlnntn
11 r protests are loud and loiiT
EacQ hoaBehold afLtir she is in it.
To aee there ia nothing goes wrong.
The right to twlat Kmba that aro dimpled,
Ia every extravagant w?y ;
To itaul and to teasa
The cat at her ease
To crow and to creep all the day.
The right to a love that is purest
The ri'ht to mother's own love
Tli rfclit to a EUide that ia surest -To
lead her wee footsteps above.
Uer sweet littlo month she upraises.
As pare as a resa, dew im pearled I
The ritfht to our kisses and praises
O. these are her rights "over the world t
The Boys Who Want to be Clerks.
Many of onr youth are afflicted with the
infatuation that city clerkships are the
most eligible positions, while the trade?
are not "respectable." Let them learn
that uitcliijent mechanics have a better
chance of securing wealth, eminence and
luflaenco than the overcrowded clerkships
can afford. The present and last Governor
of Connecticut, each, in his boyhood.
loomed a trade, and thus became a thor
ough master cf tho bnsiness ia all its de
tails, ia which each has achieved a bril
liant Eucce.-s. The most extensive nmnn-
ficturer of silverware in the world, John
Gr rfcam, ot Providence, declined the posi
tion oi cltrk in the counting-room that he
miht master the trade in his father's sop
as a regular apprentice, where he learned
thoroughly how to do with his own hands
all that he has since had to direct others
in doing. A multitude of similar facta
might- be cited to show that the mastery
cf a trade is one of the best prepara
tions tor practical life and prosperity in
business. Clerks are often paid less than
skillful mechanics, and are less independ
ent. In their precarious position they are
liable to disappointments and humiliating
struggles with the thousands of others
looking for a place. Every advertisement
for a cierk brings a whole swarm of appli
cants. How pitiable the condition of this
superabundance of book-keepers and ex
changers, wasting their lives in 'waiting
for a placa," while our factories, railroads
and trades are clamoring for educated su
perintendents foremen, engineers, skillful
managers and cunning workmen. The po
sition of the educated and well-trained me
chanic is far preferable to that of average
city clerks. The latter may dress better,
talk more glibly, bow more gracefully, not
to say obseqnious'y, bnt they compare un
favorably with our best mechanics in man
ly independence, vigor of thought, and
strength of character.
Too many of our young men leave tho
homestead of adventures less safe and re
liable than the arts of industry. A good
trade is more honorable and remunerative
than peddling maps, books, pictures, pat
ent rights, and clothes wringers, or in a
city store, to be cash or errand boy, store
sweeper, fire kindier and counter jumper
generally. Without in ai y way disparag
ing the useful position of the cleik, our
young men may properly be cautioned
against further crowding this already "ple
thoric profession."" To the boys in the
country, we say, instead of aspiring to an
uncertain and precarious clerkship, stick
to the firm, or learn a trade, and yoa will
lay tho broadest foundation for prosperity.
ThoRe who hive well improved the oppor
tunities now offered in our free schools can
well afford to apprentice themselves at six
teen years of age, supplementing their ed
ucation by evening schools, or by self
training in their evenings and leisure
hours. B. G. 2ortkrtip, in Hearth and Home
Climbing Mountains of Moss.
JTot long ago I was walkin ia a beautiful
wood. The grass was green and soft un
der my feet, and, here and there, among
t'm little, iomf blwdon, there; ennfod end
nodded delicate wind flowers, blue violets
and pretty white coolworts. Over all the
sunbeams were flashing and flickering
about, like golden birds, through the
shadowy trees, or, in an undivided flock,
spreading their wings over tho sward, and
making the woodland glorious enough for
a fairy kingcom.
I sat down upon a mossy log. to enjoy it
at my leisure, and think what kindness
must'be in the heart of the Great Spirit,
that he should take such pains to feed even
trees, flowers and tufts of grass, with food
convenient for them, and that he should
warm them with 6unlightand refresh them
Now, while I was sitting there idly and
yet not idly, 6ince I was thinking of the
goodness of God I chanced to look down
upon the log where I was Bitting, and
there I saw a little black ant, toiling over
the moss, dragging a dead worm. It was
hard work, that wa3 plain. Every now
and then he stopped to rest for an instant,
and then traveled on, painfully, taking his
load with him.
Ey-and-by he came to a great mountain
of moss an inch high and he could not
get over it, While I was wondering what
he would do, I saw a brother ant hurrying
np, who took the worm away from the tired
one, and carried it quite easily over the
mountain; nor did he stop there, but went
on alone, leaving number one to follow as
slowly as he liked. But after number two
had carried the burden a very great way
as much as twelve inches he came to still
higher moss-hills and could not climb it
Away out of sight, number one wjs looking
about him carelessly, and enjoying his
rest, when suddenly it occurred to him that
perhaps his help was needed. Maybe he
got a telegram; I am eure tkere wasn't time
for him to receive a letter if there bad
been any mail carrier on that route.
lie harried on as fast as his little feet
could take him over brown patches of
wood and curiou3 pin-head lichens, and
pretty, red-flowered mosses, until he came
up with number two, who, all this time
had waited for him patiently.
This time it took all the strength of both
ant to climb that mountain, and carry the
worm between them; and when they were
over safely, being both tired, they went on
together, sharing the burden; and the last
Inawof them they were crawling into
the same hole and dragging the worm with
Helping each other I
Do you not like proverbs ? We do.
Perhaps you remember this 6hort one
which kindly crept into onr column cf
"Knowledge and Good Nature" a short
time ago: "Constant occupation prevents
temptation. " It doesn't sound very mu
sical, but it has rung in our cars so con
stantly and the thooght has done us so
much good, that wo are disposed to talk
about ita little.
Some people thick that word "tempta
tion" is a fearful thing. Don't be fright
ened at it. It doesn't necessarily convey
idea3 of lying, stealing, murdering, and
euch other horrible things ! but may ap
ply to littlo things not nearly so frightful
and yet almost as powerful to do eviL If
we could only learn that it is little things
that do us good and help us on, it would
b-3 a grander accomplibhment on our part
than committing the whele dictionary to
memory, and far more profitable !
Ilow much happiness there is sometimes
made in this world by a smile, how much
Raduess by a frown ! Eut yon have heard
this sermon about "ntue mings many
lines already and we will not repeat lL
Vhat we bet;an to write about, was how to
keep torn being troubled by temptations
of any sort, little or large, foolish or fiend
ish. The whole lesson is given in that littld
proverb: "Constant occupation prevents
temptation." It is an excellent truth ex
pressed m wht a logician would call an
"abstract" manner. Stated "concretely"
it might be expressed as follows:
If yoa feel inclined to rroicn, the best
way to keep froai doing to is to smil.
If yoa aro temptsd to De uizy, the best
way to drive away tho iaclinationisto go to
It yoa have heard some eviL corrupt
story which rings ia your ears and yon
know is poisoning your mind, and your
thoughts will dwell upon it, the best way
to drive the ugly thing away is to think
about somethtng else, or read or talk about
Tn ahort it means this: if you want to rt-
f rain from doing something virong or unprofit
able, X B02ETiLau iuuu 4 ajus irwiimnbr.