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Thm sery words ttiat were aiid. - - - -
Sow see tbe supper was eooklns;, , -
And I waa slicing eome tread,
gd"Bfatmrd mm Into tfce tunli-r """-,.
'" face wh eiceedmglr r-d.
And he opened lita hslt-ahut angers,
ABd put me glimpoe of s ring;
And then oh ! yus, I remember.
An Fumy came in wiuTEer baby,
Tbe cunningeet bunch of e thU-g.
And the biscuits me ont in minute
Well, what earns next! Let me ace
Oh 1 Fumy waa there with her babT, ;
And we an aat down to tea ;
And grandma looked over her glasses
e queer at Bichard and me!
Bat it wasn't till after milking.
That heaaid what he had tu ear.
Howwaattt Oh ! Finny had taken
The baby and gone sway
The fouiieat rcgue of a fellow
Ha had new tooth that day.
We were standing under the pram-tres,
And Richard said something tow.
But I waa tired and flustered.
And trembled, I almoat know :
For old Bed i the hardest of mi hen.
And Brindle ao horribly alow.
And then let me see where was I r
Oh 1 the stars grew thick overhead, -v
And we two stood under the pium-tnn
Tl9 tbe chickens Dew sp to bed.
Well, he lorea me, and we're to Is married.
And that is about wtat he said !
. f -H. L. BosTwnrs,
BY ELIZABETH STUART PHELPS.
"I wonder," said Deb. "And she
did wonder very much. . What about ?
I think that she hardly knew herself.
She only knew that she Wondered and
wohdered. - .
All the world was a wonder, the
great, soft, shining snow-drift that
curled np against the fence opposite
her window; the beautiful whirlpool
that the snow made when the wind was
up; the ice in the streets, and the little
girls that tripped on it, and the little
boys that didn't ; the cross grocer who
brought flour and - beans into 'Brick
Alley every morning; the pleasant bak
er who sometimes tossed her up a seed
cake through the window ; the factory-
girls with the little pink bows on their
nets, who strolled by in the evening
after mills were out, and laughed so
that she could hear them quite plainly,
or sang a little, and she could- hear
that quite plainly too; the skies when
they made faces at her through the
square top of the alley, gray, silver
and blue faces,, or flame-colored and
gold faces, or black face, or faces
crowned all about with stars ; the river
too, all that she could see of it, and
that was just a crack away between two
houses, and a crack of slope that bank
ed it is. In winter the slope was shin
ing white, and in summer shining
green; end as for the crack of , the
river, ' sometimes that was white, too,
and sometimes it was green or purple
or gray, or blue ; and sometimes it toss
ed aboat and sometimes it was as still
as -Deb herself. That was all she knew
about the river. And so she wondered.
But most of all she wondered about
the bells. The town was full of bells.
There were bells iu the streets, and
bells, she had heard, to the mills, and
bells, she thought, to the river too;
but all the bells that she knew about
belonged to the grocer and the baker,
and these she had never done very
much more than wonder at, for they
were two stories down in the yard, and
she was in her high chair by the win
'Now this, you see," was why Deb
wondered. She never got out of that
high chair by the window, except to
get into her bed. - And she never had
been anywhere in all her life except into
that chair and into bed.' . And she- was
fifteen years old. ' - - -
The bed and the chair and the win
dow were all that Deb had, except a
mother, and she did n't amount to much
for she was busy and worried and hur
ried and sick and anxious and poor,
very poor, and the room was full of
children who could run out a A see the
bells and knew all about the river, and
who never wondered ; so, when she had
put Deb out of her' bed into her chair,
or out of her chair into her bed, L she '
thought no more about her; ..so, as I!
sar, she did nt -mount to much. -- - -
Deb was not ugly to see, except for
the curve in her poor shoulders, and
her little soft, white, withered feet that
hung down useless from her high choir.
In the face, Deb was not ugly to see.
She had soft hair, and her cheeks were
white and clean, and her eyes had
grown ao large and blue with fifteen:
years' full of wonder, that if you were
onoeto see them you would never for
got them as log as jwu lived.
A young lady that I heard of will
never forget them as long as she lives, -and
you shall hear about her presently.
In the daytime Deb shut her eyes and
tried to think what it would be iike to
run about like the children who did
wonder; to see streets, or a crowd, er a
church-spire, - or funeral, .-or people
going to a wedding, and other strange
things of which the children who did
not wonder talked to each other ; and
which, because her eyes were shut, she ,
saw or seemed to see, and yet always
Smew that she never saw them alL .
At night she liked to open her eyes, j
lie with them open a long, late
time, after the children who did not
wonder were asleep. She liked to open
eyes at night, because then the two
things that she liked best happened,
the dark and the bells. -It seemed, in-
deed, that the darker it was, the more
oeiis were were always. - iirsc, were
were the mill-bells, in the early winter
dusk; they rang very hard and very
merrily, to let we factory -giria go home
to put the little pink bows upon their
nets. . Then there were church-bells,
they rang very heavily and respectably
to call them to the weekW prayer-meetings,
but they did not call the girls in
the little pink bows. Sometime there
wore fire-bells, that shrieked at Deb
out of a yellow sky and frightened her.
At nine o'clock when it was darkest,
Deb heard the closest, pleasantest, and
awfulest bell of alL This was the great
Auaroscoggin eii, we largest in new
.England. Deb held her breath every
night she held her breath to listen to
this belL It was more like a voice than
a belL Sometimes the little cripple
thougot it cried. Sometimes she
tnougnt it prayea. cut sne never neara
it laugh. The streets, .the river, the
the crowd, weddings, funerals, church
spires, all the strange things that Deb
in. the daytime saw with her eyes shut,
came, or seemed to come, at night,
when her eves were open, and talk to
her nd always prayed or cried and
never smiled out oi tne solemn An-;
'The solemn Androscoggin bell was
ringing the mill-girls in by broad sun
lichtone noon, a little testily, when
tKttM tama m. V nrwV - at -f.TiA Ann onjl
behind it the yoang lady of whom I
heard. Deb was startled by the knock
and frightened by the young lady. It
was not often that visitors came to
Brick Alley, and it was still less often
that Brick Alley, 4 had a visitor
knocked. . - . . , . '.
This was a young lady for whom Deb's
mother did fine washing. Deb's moth-
er wiped her hands and a chair, and
the young lady sat down. - She was a
straight young lady with strong feet,
and long brown feathers in her hat, and
soft brown gloves upon her hands. She
had come, she said, with that Cluny
set which she had" found that she
should need that '-very night -for
party; : indeed, she was m so
much haste for it that she had hunted
Deb's mother up ;" which was a matter
of some difficulty, as she had never had
the least idea where she lived . before,
and how crooked the stairs were ; but
the lace was very yellow, its. she saw,
nd would she be sure and have- it
done by nine o'clock to-night ? and -
And there, turning her head sudden-
ly, the straight young lady saw poor
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carried her down stairs to " set " her.
And her mother was there, and wrap
and ped her all about in an old red shawl,
for Deb had no . " things " like other
little girls. --; The young lady had re
her membered that, and she had brought
the prettiest little white hood that Deb
ever aaw, and Deb's face looked like a
bruised day-lily bud between the shin-
must cry a little first ! "
When she had cried a little, she held
up her head, and the shine of her pretty
-white hood grew faint beside the shine
of her eyes and cheeks. That bewilder-
whoring, beautiful, blessed ride! .. - .
- Streets and a crowd and church-spires
were in it, yes. and a wedding and a
funeral too ; all that Deb had seen in
her high chair in the daytime, with her
eyes shut, she saw in the sleigh on that
' ride, with her happy eyes open wide,
She sat very still . The young lady
did not talk to her, and she did not
talk to the young lady.. They rode and
rede. The horse held up his head. It
seemed to Deb that he was flying. She
thought that he must be like the awfuLJ
beautiful white horse in Revelation,
She felt as if he could take her to
: heaven just as well a3 not, if the young
lady's brown gloves should only pull
the rein that way.
They rode and rode." la and out of
-the merry street?, throngh and through
the singing bells, about and about tue
great church-spires, fill over and over
the laughing town. They rode to the
crooked Deb in her high chair, with
the wonder in her rm
" Dear me ! " said the straight young
" I wonder if I frighten her, " thought
Deb. But she only wondered, and did
not speak. -" '
" Is this your
" Yes," said Deb's mother, " the old
est, t llteen. 1 11 try my best, ma am.
but I don't knew as I'd ought to prom
ise." She spoke in a business-like tone,
and turned the Cluny lace a dainty
collar and a pair of soft cuffs about in
her hands, in a business-like way. A
breath of some kind of scented wood
struck, in a little gust,' against Deb's
face. v She wondered how people could
weave sweet smells into a piece of looe,
and if the ynnng lady knew ; or if she
knew how much plea&anter it was than
the onions that Mrs. McMahoney cook
ed for dinner every day in the week but
Sunday, upon the first floor. But it
gave her quite enough to do, to wonder,
wihtout speaking. '
Fifteen ! " repeated the young lady,
standing up very straight,' and looking
very sorry. "How long has she been
like -that I".
"Bora so,'' said Dob's ; mother.
"She's jest sat in that chair ever since
she's been big enough to sit at alL
Would you try gum on these, Miss ? "
" But you never told me that you had
a crippled child 1" The young lady
said thii quickly. , " Ton have washed
for me three years, and never told me
that you had a crippled child! " - -
"You never asked me,' Miss,"-- said
Deb's mother. .
The young lady made no reply. ' She
came and sat down on the edge f Deb's
bed, close beside Deb's chair. She took
Deb's hand up between her twe soft
brown cloves, - and her long brown
feathers drooped . and touched Deb's
cheek. Deb hardly breathed, the
feathers and the gloves, and the sweet
scented woods, and the- young lady's
sorry eyes such very sorry eyes ! were
so close to the high chair.
.fifteen years " repeated we young
lady, very low. . -.- " In that chair and
nobody ever poor little girl, poor little
What was the matter with the straight
young lady T Ail at once her bright
brown feathers . and her soft brown
gloves grew damp in little spots. Deb
wondered much over the damp little
"But you could ridel" said the
young lady, suddenly. "
"1 don't know ma'am," said Deb. '1
never saw anybody ride but the grocer
and the baker. I ain't like the grocer
and the baker." '"- -' '.' - '
"You could be lifted, I mean," said
the young lady, eagerly. " There is
somebody who lifts you? "
"Mother lifts me generHy," said
Deb. "Once when she was very bad
with a lame ankle Jim McMahoney set
me. He's first floor Jim McMa
honey." ."I shall be back here," said the
young lady, still speakingvery quickly,
but speaking to eb's mother now, "in
just an hour. I shall come in an easy
sleigh with warm robes. If you will '
have your daughetr ready to take a ride
with me, , I shall be much obliged to
you.". ' '
The young lady finished her sentence
as if she didn't know what to s: and
so said the truest thing she could think
of; which is what we are all in danger
of doing at times. '
"Well, rmsure!" said Deb's moth
er. "Dabittra, tell the lady " ' ;
But Dabittra could not tell the lady,
for she was already out of the door, and
down stairs and away into the street.
And Indeed' Deb could not have told
the lady has never told the lady can
never tell the lad v.
If all the blue of the summer
skies and the - gold of . rammer
sunlight and the shine of summer stars
fell down into your hands at once, for
you to paint scrap-box) kg with, should
you know what to say I
Into the- poor little scrap-book of
Deb's life the colors of Heaven dropped
and blinded her, on that bewildering,
beautiful, blessed ride.
In just an hour the sleigh was there,
with the easiest cushions, and the warm
est robes, and bells, the merriest bells!
. and the straight young lady. And
Jim McMahoney waa there,
mg wool, but Deb could not see that;
and Mrs. McMahoney was there to wish
her good luck ; . . and all the little Mc
Mahonevs were there, and all the child
ren who did not wonder, and the grocer
turned in at the Alley corner, and the
baker stoppad as he turned out, and
everybody stood and smiled to see her
start. The white horse pawed the snow
and held up his head, -Deb had hevor
seen such a horse, and the young lady
gathered up the reins into her brown
cloves, and the, sleigh-bells cried for
foy, -how -: they cried 1 'J and . away
they went, and Deb was out of the
lley in a minute, ana we people in we
alley hurrahed, and hurrahed, - to see
her go. -
That bewildering, beautiful, blessed
ride I How worm the little white hood
how the cushions sank beneath
and the fur robes opened like
feathers to the touch of her poor thin
hands ! How the bells sang to her, and
the snow drifts blinked at her, and the
icicles and the slated roofs, and sky,
and people's faces smiled at her !
"Wiiti is we matter I" askea we
young lady ; for Deb drew the great
gray wolf s-robe over her face and head:
and sat so, for a minute, still and hid
den. The young lady thought that she
was frightened. .
"I only want to cry a- little! V
said Deb's'little smothered voice.. . "I
river, and the young lady stopped the
white horse, so that Deb could look
across, and up and down, at the shin
ing stream and the shining bank.
"There's so much of it! " said Deb,
softly, thinking of the crack of it that
she had seen between two houses for
fifteen years in a high chair; and the
long, broad-shouldered, silvered river
seemed to her very much like this
world about whichalie had wondered.
Thev rode to thtriills, and Deb
trembled to look upj( their frowning
walls, and to meet their hundred eyes,
for the windows stareaake eyes ; - but
some of the girls wf wore the little
pink bows, and who gnew her, came
nodding to look down out of them, and
she left off trembling to laugh ; then in
a minute she trembled again, for all at
once,.- without any warning, the great
Androscoggin pealed the time just over
her head, and swallowed her up in
sound. She turned pale with delighted
terror, and then she flushed with terri
fied delight "
Did it pray f or cry f or laugh T Deb
did not know. It seemed to her that if
the white horse- would carry her into
the sound of that bell, she need never
sit in a high chair by a window again,
but ride and ride with the young lady.
It seemed to her like forever and for
ever. They turned away from the Andros
coggin without speaking, and rode and
rode. Daylight dimmed and dusk drop-
Sed, and seel . all the town blazed with
ghts. Deb could not speak there
were so many lights. . ' -
And still she could not speak when
they rode into Brick Alley, and Jim
McMahoney . and her mother and the
children who did not wonder came out
to meet her, and take her back to her
high chair. -
She was too happy to speak. She
need never wonder any more. She
could remember. -
But the young lady did not want her
to speak. She touched her white
horse, and was gone in a minute; and
when t je Androscoggin rang them both
to sleep that nightfor the young lady
forgot to ask for her Cluny, and was
too tired to go to the party I am sure
I cannot tell which was the happier,
she or Deb. Androscoggin did not
trouble himself to find out. All he said
was, Forever and forever. Deb knows.
She heard him. She had no need to
wonder about him any more. She un
derstood. And this is all I have to-telL Wheth
er we young lady took Deb to ride
again or whether she didn't this is all
I have to tell. It is a very little thing
to have to tell, but when it was told to
me, I thought it was the sweetest,, sad
dest, tenderest little thing in the world.
Frightful Indian Massacre in Texas.
In December a gentleman at a settle
ment on the northern border of Texas,
called Montague, wrote the following
account of a horrible murder of a fam
ily at that place :
" Last Friday with a couple of com
panions I started from the pleasant lit
tle village of Decatur to this place
about two o'clock p. m.- We jogged
along until about one hour after night,
when we arrived at the residence of
William Freeman, an old pioneer, where
we spent a cheerful night, and again
pursued our journey. -
. We had not traveled further than a
mile, when we receiver! the sad intelli
gence that a family had been massacred
about two miles above. We hastened
on to the place of the awful tragedy
and may God forbid that my eyes
should ever again look upon such an
other scene as I there witnessed. The
first victim was a little boy some eight
or ten years old, about forty yards from
the house, stone dead. His left arm
was cut out from his body, exhibiting
to full view his heart and lungs ; his
bowels cut out, and then scalped. '
We then repaired to the house, and
the first victim that met our gaze, near
beside the entrance, was a girl of nine
or ten years old wrapped, or rather
tumbled, in a mass of old bedding, Ac,
with one naked hand and arm elevated.
I took hold of her hand, but to find that
she too was dead and wounded in sev
eral places. Kext was a lady, some
sixty years of age, by the name of
Keenan, shot through her breast with
two arrows that passed through her
body, suffering all that humanity could
suffer.- Her scalp was taken off, too.
. Vest was a lovely little girl, three
years old, nursing a babe ; and when it
was taken from her arms, the poor child
said she " did . not want Dolly to
starve." On examination it was found
that she (the little girl) had been lanc
ed through the breast, the weapon en
tering on the left and passing through
the right. Near by. her waa another
girl about ten years of age, with her
head beaten and bruised in a most bru
tal manner, stiff and cold, almost life
less. The Indians had beaten her head
until she was probably thought to be
dead, and pitched her out at the win
dow, where she had lain all night in a
senseless condition. Then we turned
to a little boy calling for water he was
lanoed, the wound entering above the
breast bone and passing out below.
The next and last was a Mrs. Paschal
laying beside the bed on her face, welt
ering in gore. On examination she was
found to be dead, with several wounds
that had been inflicted in different por
tions of the body. . One little boy was
lanced in the breast, who made his
escape during the night, and after day
light made his way to a neighbor's
house about , one mile oft Two little
children were left in the bed unhurt.
One of the wounded has since died.
This leaves four dead and four wound
ed; two of the wounded will probably
recover. Mrs. Keener says there were
eight or nine Indians that entered the
house about two hours after night
after they had retired for the night and
committed this brntal massacre. There
were no men about the place. The dead
were promptly buried in as decent a
manner as possible, and the wounded
moved to where they could be cared for.
Is a recent publication, says an Eng
lish correspondent, the origin of that
most successful book, " Tom Brown's
School Days," is thus accounted for.
It was a favorite idea with the late Mr.
Barham to produce a sort of jointstock
novel for Benflrifs Miscellany. It was
to be called " The Modern Rake's Pro
gress." Mr. Barham was to furnish
the opening chapters. Mr. Hughes,
father of Tom Hughes, was to describe
life at a public school; Lord William
Lennox was to describe life in the
Guards at Crockford. The scheme fell
through, but it is hinted that the
sketches written ' by young Hughes,
then a lad at Rugby, ware uncommonly
well done, and that in them there waa
the germ of the history of "Tom
- The French troops now in the field
are as follows : With Char.zy, 120,000,
well equipped and armed ; 135,000 with
Faidherbe ; 70,000 at Cherbourg, aud
40,000 at Havre, in a bad condition.
Last Scenes in the Life of Galileo.
The chief sunshine of the latter part
cf Galileo's life was his eldest daugh
ter, the " nun ' Maria Celeste. The
Church had indeed taken from the
world a rare pearl when she appropriat
ed to herself the astronomer's child.
Beneath that nun's vail was hidden a
wondrous wealth of wit, and heart, and
sterling good sense. The nun's wrap
ped up in the narrow egotism but too
common in cloisters, only gassed dim
ly at these treasures; her father alone
knew the fall worth of them. Ou him
was lavished all the love which should
by right have been shared amosg hns
band and children and familiar friends.
It was useless for the abbess to tell
Maria Celeste she ought to give herself
entirely to heaven ; her mind was very
much upon earth, - for her thoughts
were always with her father. She pray
ed for him when she ought to have
been praying for the Pope and the car
dinals. She kept for him the most
dainty of the sweetmeats she made, in
stead of selling them for the convent
purse. She stitched his shirts when
she should have been embroidering
altar-cloths. She copied for him his
manuscripts when she should have
been reading the lives of the saints.
In consequence of the Franciscan tow
of poverty, the poor nuns at Arcetri
often knew what it was to lack a good
meal and to shiver for want of fire.
The constitution of Maria Celeste was
weakly and could bear but ill such a
life. She constantly suffered in her
head from what would, we believe, in
the medical light of the prsent day,
have been called neuralgia Galileo
was always providing her with little
comforts to maks her life more beara
ble; and, indeed, his charity to the
whole convent quite realized the hopes
conceived by the abbess when she first
admitted his daughter. We like to
fancy the kindly liberal-handed old
astronomer in the covent parlor, with
all the sisters chattering round him and
preferring their simple requests.
When he was hard upon seventy,
Galileo published a volume of " Dia
logues," in which he maintained the
truth of the new system of astronomy,
and proved the fallacy of the old. His
friends had warned him against the
dangerous step. He, however, persist
ed, and the moment the book was oat
the Jesuits pounced upon it. They had
long hated Galileo. They had long
been waiting to be able to make out a
strong case against him. He was, in
their opinion, just the sort of man to
be feared and hunted down.
The Pope at that time was Urban
YTTT. Hitherto he had been well dispos
ed to Galileo. The Jesuits, however,
managed to poison the . Pontff 's mind
by telling him that the solemn fool of
the "Dialogues" was meant for His
Holiness himself. His vanity being
thus called up into arms, Urban was as
violent as the Jesuits against the as
tronomer. The circulation of the book
was stopped, and Galileo was cited to
appear at Rome before the Inquisition
on charge of heresy.
-After that day he was never the Gali
leo of former times. He was, however,
cheered by the noisy sympathy of his
many pupils, and soothed by the sotter
tones of woman." His slaughter wrote
him words of Christian resignation.
Caterina Nicolini, the wife of the i lor
entine Ambassador at Borne, took him
into her own house, and thought it no
disgrace to her noble blood to wait upon
and tend him. Maria Tedaldi, the
most vivacious dame in vivacious Flor-
ence, triumphantly established the
supremacy of the female tongue over
even Popes and cardinals by declaring
that Galileo had been always right,
and would be right to the end.
At length he was allowed to return to
Florence, but argus eyes of the In
quisition wntched him till he was in
his grave." His daughter's weak health
had given way under the anxiety she
had suffered for him. - The sweet girl
lived to kiss him onoe again, and then
went away to the angels of her convent
dreams. . The lonely old man wept her
bitterly; but the law of perpetual
motion, which rules genius as well as
planets, made him go on working. He
was still busy with his pen and in his
observatory. Three or four years be
fore bis death he was quite blind ; as
great an affliction for Galileo the astron
omer as deafness was for Hayden the
musician. His last days were bright
ened by visits from the grand ducal
family, and by the devotion of Yiviani,
his favorite pupil, who took his un
worthy son's place. . At length, in 1642,
the soul of the great astronomer as
cended to its in truth native stars
Massachusetts Heirs Climing a Slave
From the North Bridgewater (Mass) Gazette.
Some fifty or sixty years ago a man
named Isaac Phillips went from North
BnJgewater to the bouthern btates,
Hi Sll SaZssedtr?
Sn3,2iieS Tt f
. bank in New York city, "where it has
been on interest ever since, and for
I which the bank officers are now trying
to find an owner. There is, of course,
' considerable scrabbling for that large
1 amount of property. It is presumed
Uhat he left no children. There areaj
! great many nephews and nieces of the
above named Isaac Phillips in Easton,
Stoughton, the s ridge waters, and in
' the region round about these towns.
i The point now to be proved is, whether
the Isaac Phillips aforesaid is the one
that deposited that money in New
York. If these heirs can prove that ho
really was the man, then the money is
I There once lived iu a. small cottage
! on a cross road leading from Dicker-
man's corner in the town of North
Bridgewater, an old lady by the name
o .. ..: T1 .: 11 : c-1. .1 1
ivelihood by braiding straw and fitting
boots. She guarded her huckleberry
pasture with vigilance, and woe betide
the children that dared to fill their bas -
kets from . its bushes. The old lady
! died five or six years ago, at an ad-
ivanced atre, and at her request, the
; large family Bible, containing the roe
1 ord of the Phillips family, was placed
1 under her head, and buned with her in
; Bible would be of service in looking up
I the pedigree of the I'niliips family, and
ii..iL..i?ii r j .'wl.
lass wees we irrave was opened ana we
i Bible taken from beneath the head of
jthe deceased. It has not yet been
j opened, for after lying so long under
1 groiind it was in a
i When they shall be
' ww c-iwA rnnff tr,.nmt wn
! the subject of the early history of the
! ' ' :
I An Amsterdam journal says that New
York is so defiant of law, and so full of
! ruffians, that clergymen carry muskets
to church, and. that persons who bear
around the contribution box arm them
' selves with revolvers. Our Dutch co-
tempory has anticipated the f act by a
From the New York Mail.
It estimated that in New York and
Brooklyn the trade in "cut flowers"
alone amounts annually to a million of
dollars; and the sale of plants to the
third of a million more. To supply
the vast and ceaseless demand, gath
erings are made from all the city trreen-
1 houses, flower-beds and hot-beds in the
f 1 .- t -nr -T 4- - 1
DuuiuiB, uum enbciiettbtrr ouuuiy,
Staten Island, Long Island and New
Jersey, and frequently from Boston
and Philadelphia ; and even on grand
occasions, in exch ange for similar favors,
from Chicago, Cleveland and St. Louis.
Newport furnishes us this winter with
many choice ferns and tea-roses; and
packed in cotton-like fine jewels, we
shall receive in their season the trailing
arbutus from the sweet-scented forests
of New England ; and magnolia buds,
orange blossoms and jessamine from
the Carolina. And besides these "cut
flowers,"- there are plants from every
climate of the world brought here to
blossom ; and varieties produced by as
sitZeous cultivation, constantly renew
ing aurpriB ontil our city.83'1 like the
"Hine are the gardens of earth and sea,
And the stars themserrea have flowers for me."
Flowers, for different occasions are
differently arranged. At dinners they
are unobtrusive. At receptions and
evening parties the floral adornment is
more studied and profuse; while for
the dance with its wildly gay music
and the hearts that beat in time to its
rythm the flowers, "fresh plucked
and ripe with fragrance, flingthemselves
delightfully everywhere over the man
tels, before the mirrors, branching and
clustering and lolling in the grace of a
delicious abandon. They throng in the
japonica bushes that veil the musi
cians ; they float in serial - globes
across the ceilings, and hover bird
like in the archways ; they give
themselves with impretsement to
"the German," and climb the chan
deliers to turn and look down upon the
flitting beauties that pass to and fro
beneath them. And as the moments
quicken and the dance grows more
vivid, their bloom is a hectic glow,
their fragrance more languishing, and
they conspire with the musio to weave
a subtle net-work wherein to catch the
sighs and glances that after all will be
the " keepsakes " of the occasion.
there has recently been an inovation
upon the floral bell in on archway wo
ven with colors corresponding to those
worn by the bridesmaids, and as a center-
piece a dome or canopy in the form
of an orange-blossom its petals made
entirely of these typical flowers and its
stamens golden with' their miniature
fruit is chosen for the bride.
The whitest of the white flowers seem
to have taken to their hearts the wis
dom of Solomon, that declares r " It is
better to go to the house of moarning
than to the house of feasting." The
custom of burying our dead with flow
ers grows upon us, and every bereaved
friend sends such tokens to the house
of death. At the funeral of Miss H
there were four, and at the funeral of
Miss S there were six carriage-loads
These pure, white flowers ! The rich
have so many, the poor have a very few.
Are they passport to thy loving bosom,
dear Mother Earth? Even as kind
words and thoucrhts flowers of the
heart are passports to the skies ? -
FOR THE BOUQUET.
The favorite flowers o the season for
the bouquet are tea-roses, lilies of the
valley and violets.. Tea-roses , bring
higher prices than ever before. Dur
ing the holidays the pnee at the green
houses for ordinary rose-buds was three
dollars a dozen, and a fine flower of the
Marechal Niel, or Gloire de Dijon sella
. s i, i ' r l 1
ior a aoiiar,
A beautiful rose is better
paid for its petals than many a poet has
for bis "immortal lines."
AS A GIFT.
The presentation of flowers is one of
the most refined modes of courtship ;
it bridges the gulf between love and
pride. The Lady of Lyons, who had
never yet dreamed of smiling on Claude
Melnotte, was lured nearer than she
knew to the net when she stooped to
breathe over his gift "Who could
have sent me these beautiful flowers f "
"Truth," says the proverb, "lies in
a well;" and we all know with what
effort philosophers draw it out. But
just watch the well Love lies in ; how
how lightly blue eyes have
drawn np " I faint" from the marble
of the lily, and " fame" from the
Of the general effect upon the mascu-
line mind of " moonlight, music, love,
and flowers," we have life loag proofs
from the first crumpled motto that the
awkward schoolboy crushes daringly
into the scarcely opened hand " The
rose is red. the violet's blue : the pink
I into the world's heart . .
Here has fallen a snlendid ear
i rots toe passion nower at tne (rale.
She hi eoming, my doe, my desrl
She w oommfr, my life, my fate I
The red rose cries, " She is near, ahe hi near
And die white rose wespa, " She Is late ;"
The larkspur listens, I hear, I hear;"
And the Uy whispers. " 1 wali." ..
Shs is eominc, my dear, my sweet I
Were it ever ao airy a tread,
Ky heart would hear her and beat ;
Wen it earth in an earthy bed,
My dust would hear her and beat; '
Had 1 lain for a century dead
- Would start and tremble under her feet
And blossom in purple end red. Fahcroic.
The Toughest Yarn Yet.
A fight between a rat and a couple of
snakes occured at McKoeeport, Ohio,
last week. The snakes, not having been
fed for several days, were first present-
e '?th, .whi J0 Vtden
attacked, killing it m thirteen minutes.
A large rat was then put into the cage,
when a terrible battle ensued, , both
snakes striking as rapjdly as possible,
the rat also displayimr considerable
i pluck, keeping up his end of the fight
; bravely. The fight continued from two
in the afternoon until nine at
1 night, when the copperhead threw up
i the Bpoucre and was taken out dead.
To prevent the rattlesnake from sharing
, a like fate, the rat was then removed
1 from the cage. The rat showed consider
I able generalship in the enoonnter, and
; every time it was bitten it would retire
the cace and bite out
i the piece from its body. ;
; . , : ,
" Tw vifiw of trie miLTation from
- - --, , p., . .
1 France which it thinks LkeWsoon to
t" Pee, " Juyncnourg , ,m
suggests that the Legislature of Vir-
I oome to this country it is thought pro -
i bawe thai wey will seiue in we oouiu,
'as well because of the fact that Ger-
' mnns generally go West as because em -
migrants generally go in the path of
- their isothermal line. Besides this,
1 Virginia is excellently adapted to tho
; cultivati"-' f the vine, and needs nu
indux of good men who come with iin-
: plements of labor wither t'.... :: i'.h
Summary of Congressional Proceedings.
The Senate has passed a bill extend
ing the time for the completion of the
railroad between Madison and Portage
City, and giving construction to the
acts of Congress granting lands to the
State of Wisconsin to aid in building
railroads, . throwing open the lands
within the company's grant to actual
settlement, and imposing other restric
tions. The House has passed the Senate bill
authorizing the sale of the military
reservations at Forts Line and Walla
Walla, Oregon; Fort Serah, Kansas,
Camp McGarry, Nevada; Fort8umner,
New Mexico ; Forts Wayne and Smith,
Arkansas, and snch portions of Fort
Abercrombie as east of the Red Biver
of the North, and such portions of Fort
Bridger, Wyoming, as are no longer
required for military purposes.
The Senate bill extending the laws of
the United States over Alaska, has been
concurred in by the House.
A bill has been passed by the House
for the sale of timber lands in Califor
nia and Oregon and Washington Terri
tory. It authorizes the sale xf timber
hind in quantities not exceeding 640
acres at the minimum price of $1.25
per acre, except alternate sections with
in railroad grants, which may be sold
at doable the minirqivn price.
Miller, Senator from Georgia has
been admitted to his seat.
The House has passed a bill to en
able the Jackson, Lansing and Saginaw
railroad company to change the north
ern terminus of the road from Traverse
Bay to the Straits of Mackinaw.
The Senate has concurred in the
House joint resolution appropriating
five thousand dollars to Geortre F. Rob
inson, in recognition of his. services in
saving the life of secretary Seward.
The House has passed a bilL by a
vote of 144 to 64, to enforce the rights
of citizens of the United States under
the fifteenth amendment to vote in the
several states. It is principally an
amendment of some of the details of
the bill of the 31st of May, 1870, on the
same subject. It provides for the ap
pointment, by the United States Cir
cuit Judge, of two supervisors of
election of different politics in
towns having over 20,000 inhabitants,
and prescribes their powers and
duties. It also authorizes the United
States Marshal to appoint a special dep
uty marshal to assist in the supervis
ion of the election, and prescribes their
powers and duties, and authorizes them
to call to their aid bystanders or a posse
corn itatus direct The authority to call
on the millitory authorities is struck
out. It also provides for the appoint
ment, in each judicial district,
of a chief supervisor of elec
tions, and prescribes his powers
and duties. It extends the ju
risdiction of the United States Court
to all cases in law and equity arising
under the act. It also provides that
hereafter all elections for Representa
tives for Congress, to which elections
the whole bill is confined, Bhall be by
ballot, written or printed, anything in
the law of any State to the contrary
The House adopted resolutions di
recting the restoration of cadets Baird,
Barnes and Fleckinger, who were ex
pelled by the members of the 1st class,
and ordering the dismissal of the lead
ers and instigators of the first class and
the court-martial of the others.
The army appropriation bill was tak
en up on I ri day and discussed at length
in the House, but not disposed of. It
.The House has concurred in the Sen
ate bill establishing a territorial form
of government for the District of Columbia.
A Good Cup of Tea.
i best tea thai can be made from the or
been dinary qualities! Every thing with
; ery resoe negieciea, smojteu,orBoiijru,
1 instead of infused. Use an earthen
: tea-pot rather than tin or silver, if you
j want the finest flavor of your to . It
! may be set in a metal holder filled with
j water, and a lamp beneath to keep it
hot. Put the tea, one spoonful for each
i person, in a saucer, moisten with cold wa
quickly, . ter, not enough to cover it by any means,
! and set it in a hot oven two or three min
cistern futes, till the leaves uncurl and steam
j Rinse the tea-pot with scalding water
j to heat it through, put in the tea, and
i pour on boili ng water, just half as much
, as you expect to want, and cover
I quickly, placing a piece of thick flannel
! or felt under the lid and over the spout
to retain all the perfume. A delicate
! secret which I have to tell is, that the
Coffee needs a chapter by itself; but
I how few women caro precisely for the
I them depends on whether their tea cost
' one doller and twenty-five cents or two
j dollars a pound, and they will not try
; to make the best oi interior grades,
1 Oolong at seventy-five cents a pound
' may be made more grateful than Flow-
of apple, orange, or lemon fiossoma to
the canister, letting them dry among
the tea, but covering close for a week.
The flavor of Flowery Pekoe, that
I rarest of teas, which can only be had
I in this country by favor, is due to the
j blossoms of the tea plant mixed among
jthe leaves. You may have seen
' the genuine tea-plant in hot
j houses. There is . one in the
Experimental Garden at Washing
i ton, a most beautiful window-plant
dwarf, tiny thing that it is with glossy
dark leaves, callow at the top of the
. three-inch shrub, where the young
1 shoots lint forth, and a waxen-white
blossoi j to which belongs the soul of
I, -,M mma .i A;t UVn n.
; ple.b'nd the faintest suspicion of
refined than anything but the
LJta rose. To drini tea with such
fragnce inSpire9 one ; and no wonder,
fo7tLe which Russians love,
d b t four dollars a pound, is
nara w wHU h enrint to
j Mrfma Mnl-at-, Htri Bllrri the
t n- t,ari Rtrwino-
the tenderest strips of cherry bark in
the bottom, to yield in time their wine
like breath to the contents. . This must
be Btripped from younsr twigs of the
j eecaai i. in Bpring or fall, when the
j freegt rhnt beware how you
. t - ore of mem than tUeir
, Tjerfunie iuto the tea-pot.
When the water is added, let the pot
stand for five minutes where it will be
, . , j, 1. -i-
; hot as can be without boilin;
in a ket-
: point by pouring in a cup of cold water
, hot so that sugar and milk will have
, juss ume to comoine wiw we uevornrS"
whilo it cools enough to drink. The
! veriest kitchen-maid will not want to
steep those tea leaves afterward ; the
soul is out of them, and not lost in
-sighs, but caught ia your fgg-shell
dragon-cups-. Again, I say, keep the
tue. hot. A cup that comes from the
te- pot in a fit state to drink at once,
' should be rejected.
Summary of Late News.
Richard Adams Locke, a well-known
writer, died at his home on Staten Isl
A oompa.vt has been formed at Cin
cinnati t build iron, steam and other
boats. It promises soon to go iuto op
eration. , , "
A ptks at Princeton, ILL, Saturday
night, destroyed the Republican news
paper office, the stores of Showl k
Clark, R. Foster, Harris & Cottle, and
others. Total loss, $20,000; insured
A woman about thirty years old, sup
posed to be Johanna Essert, was found
dead in the Groesbeck woods, near
Tffi Missouri Legislature has passed
a concurrent resolution, asking Con
gress to pass a full and complete am
Am entertainment was given at Cros
by's Opera House, Chicago, Thursday
afternoon, for the benefit of the "Little
Church around the Corner." There
was an immense crowd present.
Thb Mechanics' Cotton-million Swift
Creek, near Petersburg, Virginia, was
totally destroyed by fire Wednesday
night. Loss, '$70,000; insured for $56,
000. An Erie freight train ran off the
track near Coal Pickets, about a mile
east of Port Jarvis. Ten cars were de
molished. A broken wheel caused the
W. G. Gaxbebt, a New York broker.
was committed Friday in default of
$10,000, bail for having in his posses
sion Scranton City bonds stolen from
Joshua W. Drake, of Van Barer, Penn
sylvania. . - -.
Messrs. Daijas and Kino, employed
as teachers in a Japanese College, were
attacked at Yeddo and cut down with
swords. They were not fatally, but
frightfully, injured. - The assailaifts
escaped. - . .
Thb Great Republic brings nine
Japanese students for San Francisco-,
and seven for New York ; brings one
hundred and fifty-four Chinese ; has
5,700 pack ges of tea to go overland to
Chicago, 1,144 to Boston, and 1,000
packages of tea and a large quantity of
silk lor Hew xorK.
Thk four o'clock train from New
York, over the Hudson River Railroad,
on Thursday ran off the track two miles
north of Greenbuuh. The baggage and
drawing-room ears were thrown down
an embankment and burned. Only
one person was hurt, and he was
burned by the explosion of a lamp, but
it is not thought seriously.
Thb Massachusetts Senate Friday
passed an order to have the following
sentiment, uttered by Gov. Andrew,
engraved upon the pedals of the statue:
"Iknow not what record, -sir, awaits
me in the other world ; but this I do
ki.ow, that I never was so mean as to
despise any man because he was poor,
because he was ignorant, or because he
Thb capitulation of Belfort has been
signed. The garrison has withdrawn
with their arms and baggage.
Try: defensive works proposed by the
British Secretary of War are estimated
to cost 50,000,000, and the new artil
lery required i.10,000,000.
A Bordeaux dispatch says that a cau
cus, composed of a majority of the dele
gates to the French assembly, resolved
to establish a. Provisional Republic,
with Thiers as president, Favre as
Premier, and the Duke DeCasea as
Minister of Foreign Affairs. The other
ministers are M. M. Simon, Pi card, Buf
fet and Barthley. On the conclusion
of peace the convention will adjourn to
Paris and will submit to a blebiscite to
further form a government.
A Woman who was Divorced and did
not know it for five Years.
From the New York Sun.
In the Hasbrouck divorce case Judge
Sutherland has ordered a reference to
ascertain certain facta which he is un
able to deduce from the papers read
before him on the motion, made about
two weeks ago, to set aside a degree of
divorce granted against the wife. Dr.
M. C. Hasbrouck, a well known physi
cian in Rockland county, died in Octo
ber last, and his wifa, who attended
him in his last illness, and who had
lived with him uninterruptedly since
their marriage, thirty years before, was
told by his executors that she had been
divorced from him five years ago. She
claims that she had heard nothing of it
previously, and that she was never
served with any papers in the case. On
the other hand, it is alleged that her
son, also a physician, now deceased,
served the summons upon her, and that
for the five years since the decree was
granted the matter was kept quiet and
she was allowed to live in the house, in
order to save her and her son from dis
! grace, although she lived entirely apart
from her late husband. Judge Suther
land desires now to ascertain whether,
among other things, the service of the
summons was sworn to before a no
tary. . . -
Music and Art.
Tub daughters of Queen Victoria are
painting pictures for the benefit of the
A Boston paper says that Miss Vin
nie Ream has been enjraged by several
citizens to go to Boston for the purpose
of taking a mould of a brave major of
the State militia, with the intent to
carve a statue.
A DEVofcr little three-year old was
taken to a religious meeting on a late
Sunday." When the choir finished the
last hymn, thinking, no doubt, that he
oueht to keep up his end ot the swing-
lctree, he sang out, greatly to the irrev
erent convulsions of aU around him,
"Kizer don't you-o-0-0 wanter buy a
On the 28th of December, after a
long and painful illness, Alexis Jrea
dorovitch Lvoff, died on his estate in
; the Province 01 Kovno. Jjvolt was a
j distinguished composer of Russian sa
t cred music, and was for many years
' Director of the Imperial Church at St
I Petersburg. He is best known as the
! author of the Russian National Hymn.
! During the last years of his life he was
i totally deaf.
1 Ons hears of extravagant prices paid
j by the magazines for literary articles,
j but the prices are usually exaggerated
I or imaginary. The best rate given by
j The Atlantic, even to such eminent
and favorite contributors as Holmes,'
I Emerson, and Lowell, is (250. The
! general price for magazine articles is
I rarely more than f 100.
! ' Thb convention of sheriff's of Illinois
just held at Springfield, formed a pro
i tective association, the object of which
i is to bring offenders to justice, reoiip-
tore escaped prisoners, and act as co
J operative police throughout the state.
Oxaha talks 0 a new theatre. -TrrcBViLu
has an oil exchange.
Utah has grass two inches high.
Thb English Parliament meets Thurs
day. - . , .. .
Portland, Oregon,, has a skating
rink. ' .- - . " -,'.
Onb-fottbth of the globe ia aaid to
Thb smallest internal revenue payin
State ia Arkansas.
Dotno a roaring business Keeping
a wild beast show. . "
Thb Minnesota legistators were all
born out of the State. . ,
Soxb fat men do not seek greatness :
it is thrust upon them.
Thb Philadelphia Library is the old
est in the United States.
- " I aw on the trail of a dnar- " aairl s.
gentleman when he trod on a lady's
dress. . .. - .-
Tbbbb HACTz'a rum mills outnumber
all her other industrial and business
Hob.se stealing isaid to be the chief
business now penned in some parts of
Nbw York Btate has 1,200 oheese fac
tories, makincr 1.000.000 sounds of
cheese yearly. .
Cleab solid ice, fifteen inches thick, is
now delivering on ship board at the
wharves of Bath, Maine. -
Ninb Japanese officers have been sent
to France by the Mikado, to (rain an in
sight into military affairs.
At a recent Connecticut funeral, the
MLrrineH Inns t.)iat vav mtfc Via, n rw V1 a
to keep up with the hearse. - .... . t -
A Boston paper speaks of a meeting
in that city of what it calls " the in
temperate friends of temperance.
Font mTNORsn woman of the Ulinrna
Normal School have sent a remonstrance
to Washington against woman suffrage.
A douohntt- simmering in a kettle '
of bird recently, exploded in Chicago,
and a man in the room waa badly in
jured. Violets, jessamins, verbenas, phlox, -
etc, are delighting the eyes of the
x londians. Havana complains of sul
When the recent armistice was con- -
T .. .j 1 u Al -l a
occupied and "controlled thirty-two of
the eighty-six French departments, .
comprising 15,000 communes. . ; .
Thb large amount of deposits in the
saving Danxs 01 jxew xorx is aitriou-
table to the fact that some of the in
stitutions are allowed to receive $5,000
and income cases $10,000 from a single
A coMMrrrEB of 150 ladies of North -
1 t.i .1. -r 1 : i-.. .1 : :
to persuade the liquor dealers of the
! U 1 Al. -J- V :
threaten to substitute violence for
persuasion. . .-
Apaokaob marked "Clothing," di
rected to a French captain a prisoner
at Coblentz, was so heavy as to excite
suspicion. On being opened six re
volvers and a dirk were found wrapped
up in some shirts. - - '
AT last a sale broaxer has Deen caugnt ,
while in the act of robbing a jewelry '
store in Bleecker street, New York. A
set of magnificent burglar's tools was
also captured. It is to be hoped now
that an example will be made.
A nbw Haxpshtbx man, who recently
had 'one of his great toes frozen, chop-
ped it off with a mallet and chisel, .
winking thus to be eased irom pain,
knt ItAt f 1 . 1 1 t . 1 V. a waa aa.llw miuialtAn
A Runaway couple in Delaware was
about being married, when the stern
parent put in an appearance. Friends
interefered and argued the case with '
him till the ceremony was nicely com
pleted in an adjoining room. -
Pbzpebations have been made in sev
eral German towns and fortresses for
the reception of prisoners from Paris.
Several railway companies naves-top-.
ped we gooas iramc ana are collecting
vans for the transport of the prisoners.
In New Orleans recently, a party of
workmen were engaged in removing a
large peiceof glass from ashop window.
The glass suddenly fell to pieces and a
Eersonwhowaa passing at the time,
ad his throat cut, and died almost
: a ai
I he captain 01 we oarx msry xajt,err
which arrived at Boston on the 14th, re
. 1 - A., , , r t l
northwest coast of Hay ti on the 28th of
January; and from the description he
gives of her it is thought that it must
have been the Tennessee.
Van Bcbxn county, Iowa, is visited
by a shower of blood. The Republi
can says the rain came from the north,
passing over the residence of Joseph
Drake, leaving on the weather aide of
the building myriads of crimson drops
resembling blood, which yet remain
plainly to be seen.
There was a sensitive young man in
Kentucky who was upbraided by his
father the other day for coming home
in a state of intoxication. As the young
man had never been intoxicated before,
the language of his parent grieved
him, and he ended his sorrows by
shooting himself through the head with
The Death of Alice Cary.
From the N. Y. Post, 13th.
The announcement of the death of
Alice Cary will be read everywhere
with regret. ' This gifted woman was a
native of Ohio, but came with her
younger sister Phojbe, many years ago,
to this city, where the two have ever
since had their abode. Their first ap
pearance in authorship was made con
jointly in a book of poems, which was
well received, and was followed by a
series of prose sketches by Alice, en
titled "The Clover-nook Papers,"
which established for her an individual
reputation. Since that time her con
tributions to current literature have
been frequent and various. Novels,
sketches, poems and essays have attest
ed the versatility of her genius and the
hold she had upon the public favor.
All that she wrote was graceful and
pure, and it might be said of her with
strict regard to truth, in the hackneyed
line of Lord Lyttleton, that ahe left
"No nne which, dying, she might wish to blot.''
For many years the two sisters have
been the centre of a literary circle
which gathered informally at their Sun
day evening tea parties, where the books
and topics of the day were pleasantly
disenssed. Alice Cary's health had
long been failing, and the last summer
was spent by her in Vermont in the hope
that she might regain her strength, bnt
at 4Ka KAXrinninrv fit Ka wintAAP it tit.
" WAAW AgAAAAAAAAfj " ..
came apparent to her friends that she
could not long survive. She bore her
long and painful illness with perfect
submission. Miss Cary died in the
fiftieth year of her age.
In the fire which destroyed 600 sing
ing birds in New York, the other even
ing, a gifted parrot was heard ejaculat
ing "Polly wants a drink." When the
wires grew too hot and scorched his
feet, he attempted to seek relief by
clinging with his bill to the ro .1 But
this too was untenable and burned b:s
Urague, so he let go and arorpeu iu
I the bottom of his cage, honrsely utter-
! ing, "You know how it is yourself 1"
Nbw Yobs harbor has been choke 4
with ice for several days.