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THE COBBLER'S SECRET.
A wonru cobbler ohm, la Roma.
Pot rorth proclamation
That he'd be willing to dtecloa.
A eecret which the cobbling worl
rould 111 afford to loee
The way to make. In on ahort day,
A hundred pair or (boot.
From Try qnarter to tin tlcbt
Then run thonaand fellow.
Tanner, cobbler boot men, (hot men.
Jelly leather aelier
All rednlnnt with beer and amoke,
And rohhlere' wai and kldee :
Each fellow pnye hie thirty penee
And ceJIe ll cheep keeldee.
Silence I tbe cobbler enter.
And caete eronnd hia eyea ;
Then curia hie llp-the rogne then frowne,
Ad then lowke wondrone wtae.
"My frtende," be fare, " 'tie airnnlt quite.
The plan that I propoee,
And every one of you, 1 think,
Might learn it if you choee.
" A food, abarp knife la ill yon seed.
In eerrylnj ont my plan ;
80 eeey le It, none can fail,
Ut hia he child or man ;
To nuke a hnndred pair of ahoea,
J net ire bark to yor ahopa.
And take a hnndred pair of boot
And cut off aU the tope I"
DEAR LITTLE PATTERING FEET.
I Lorithemreetmnelcdlaeonreed by the brook.
The wind and the mnrmnrlng eea;
And of art, tboneb 'tie taken from nature's book,
For they alng, Mighty Father, of Thee ;
Bnt ah, there e no innate In glen or In glad
To me that la half ao aweet
Ae the bleat little home-note that only (re played
By dear Utile paltering feet.
'Tf a mn1c that wafta 'oo the wlnge of pur lor
The heart to Ua Maker on high;
It eofuma the eorrowe and hallowa the lor
Of all 'neath the o'erarrhing aky ;
And it lovingly woaveeln the dull warp of life
Bright eceuca that ire lanting and aweet ;
Oh, rainbow of hive. In the dark aky of at rife,
Are the dear little pattering feet.
Oh, deereet of sonndat anre, ingela above
Nsver beard eweeter Biueie than thie;
Every fairy-Ilk not breathee inch volumee of
That the heart te enraptnred with Bllae.
Let nata re and art aing their choioeat of eonga ; '
To me the; can never compete
With the ptt-a-pat mnaic that only belong
To deer little pattering feet. .
BY STILLA. Selected Miscellany.
STRANGE MISS DEVONPORT.
STRANGE MISS DEVONPORT. I.
It was the night of the RatUeborough
hunt ball ; and RatUeborough, as befitted
the occasion, was employed in holding
high festival. The large room of the
Egerton Arma was full, and the company
as select as the most fastidious could wish.
There were representative of all the
great families of the country, and the
cream of the society of the towm of Rat
Ueborough itself not to mention a acoie
or so of unattached males who had eetab
lished themselves in the Egerton Arms
and in various lodgings in the place, for
the express purpose of being in the im
mediate vicinity of the far-famed Rattle
It was to the very best of this society
that Mr, Oliver Henley belonged a gen
tleman young in point of years, and com
fortable off in the matter of money a
barrister, member of the Inner Temple,
burdened with no briefs, nor with the
necessity or the intention of setting any.
His fatLexwwat still living, -but he had
already come into, a . very respectable
little property ; and, as was natural for a
gentleman in the flower of existence as he
was to-wit, seven-and-twenty years of
age was .bent on enjoying himself .ac
cordingly. With this highly laudable ob
ject in view, he had just made his debut
In the' RatUeborough district ; and by his
Sood riding, genial manners and generous
abits, which a comfortable balance at
one's banker's makes easy enough, he had
produced a decidedly favorable impression
upon those whose estimation was usually
considered "worth having. Henley had
had a day with the hounds, which he had
enjoyed most thoroughly ; and he was just
at present engaged in talking over its
events with a newly-made acquaintance,
and at the same time passing a kind of
running commentary mpon the dancers as
they whirled past him. . 1 ...
" Now,' Mr. Henley," said the vigorous
ball-rooim whip, ,'iwill you choose your
partner ? I can introduce you to any one
" "Who is that young lady there T She
has just sat down. The one with the
wonderful amount of Mack hair, and "
" Miss Devonport," was the prompt re
ply. " A wonderful nioe girl dances
capitally. Let me Introduce yon.".
And after Henlev had cone throueh the
Ltncers with Miss Devonport, he waa of
opinion tnat this account waa not exag
gerated. Miss Devonport, he discovered,
was a very nice girl so nice that he
made up his mind to get all the dances
with her that Bhe would give him. If Ol
iver Henley had been asked to give an ac
count of himself, he would, In all proba
bility, have described himself as the most
unimpressionable fellow in the world. He
had become bored with flirtation, and his
days of heavy love-making were over.
Experts, however, in the diagnosis of
love-making . will, tell you, . that , it
is persons of Henley's self-reliant and
defiant nature who are most, apt to
fall victims to the tender passion, and it
Oliver Henley had not had such a consum
mate belief .in his own powers, it is prob
able that it' would have occurred to him
more than once in the course of his con'
vernation- with Miss Devonport that he
was on dangerous ground. When a
f tleman finds himself telling his partner
tli, history of his life, interspersed here and
there with touches half pathetic, half bit
ter and cynical, it may be as well that he
should take heed unto his ways at once.
"Accordineto your own account, Mr.
Henley, you must be a terribly rolling
stone," said Ml Devonport
"I feel myself so, Miss Devonport, a
rolling stone which gather no moss, but
which longs to ao to. ; . t -
There was a certain amount of vague
ness in the latter nart of this remark i but
somehow or other it seemed the natural
thing to say, and Henley made it in a tone
which was expressive or a depth 01 ieei
ine rather wonderful in so caution t-n
unsentimental a man. He was almost as
tonished and half angry with himself
when the words had escaped him. He
looked confused why he did not exactiy
know. Un fortunately, however, looksare
a good deal more" elupuent than speech ;
still more nnfbTtnna&ly, the looks were
not unnoticed by Miss Devonport Some
how or other the remark, sufficiently
meaningless as it was, seemed to have es
tablished a kind of understanding between
Miss Devonport and Mr. Henley, and when
Miss Devnnport't carriage was announced
Miss Pevonport,. senior, the . young
lady's aunt it seemed quite natural to
Henley to offer his arm to escort her thith
er, and for Miss Devonport to accept it
" Miss Devonport," said Henley, just be
fore he handed her in, " I wonder shall we
meet again ..... v
" Why not, Mr. Henley T" ' ' ' : .
But the aunt at that moment came up,
and I am disposed to think that a gentle
pressure oT hands unintentional.of course
served as a species of reply,
. 11. ; 'T . .
Oliver Henlev 'was not given to dream
ing, and he slept the sleep of the weary
and the just. Strangely enough, however,
the first thought which tupgested itself to
his mind on waking was Miss Devonport,
and the aJbreaahl pressure) of hands. He
thought too. of her and of it more than
once over a late, long, dawdling breakfast
A long and remarkably objectless reverie
was broken by the arrival of some friend,
who had been staying with connections In
the neighborhood of RatUeborough, and
who was now waning a few hours for
train to town.
' Ey-the-by," aaid Beauchamp, Henley's
friend, " we bad such a capital time of
at the Oaks, and I have met there the very
nicest people, without exception, with
whom it has been my Jack; to be throw
in contact. ' There waa a srirl staving
there who but talk of augals 1 There n
is posiUvely coming i"
; Henley looked, and saw no less a person
! than Miss Devonport
Miss De vouport it was, and as thu passed
' tb.9 pair on the pavement, on the side near-
tit to Henley, they both of them took
their hats. Miss Devonport, with a smile
and a gracious face, returned the bow ; not,
JiOTjevefi H penicy was ounoerneo,
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$2.00 IN ADVANCE.
but merely the salutation of his friend.
Miss Devonport, in fact obviounly
looked past him, that be began serlotinlr
to think her feelings during the night
must have undergone some transforma
tion. " I see von know Miss Devonport" said
Beauchamp, after the lady in question had
"11 met ner last night '
"She is an exceedinr nice eirl." con
tinued his friend, " and I must say I think
ungues you Know Hughes ; he was with
ns at Oxford, and has since come into that
Immense mine property a far luckier fel
low than he deserves to be ; but perhaps
you were not told by whoever introduced
you that she was engaged"
"No," Henley said, with a blank stare
of astonishment he had not been told.
But was Beauchamp quite sure
44 Oh, yes, my dear fellow, I know all
about it I only saw Hughes last week.
He was one of the party at the Oaks, and
he asked me to come to the wedding."
Uf course this Iniormatlon cou'd really
be nothing to Henley. The only remark
able thing was that as he heard it, his face
grew several degrees paler than its usual
color, and his hand trembled perceptibly
on his friend's arm.
When Beauchamp left him his thoughts
turned to Miss Devonport, and the events
of the previous evening. Thore had been
nothing very remarkable about them ; bnt
he could not help expressing to himself an
opinion that Miss Devonport's manner
had scarcely suggested to him the idea of
a lady engaged to be married. With
these thoughts in hia mind, he determined
to go and have a last look at his horses in
their stalls to see that all requisite care
was being taken of them to enable them
to win both for themselves and their own
er honor and glory in the morrow's run.
as he was going out ot the hotel uoor,
there confronted him face to race once
again Miss Devonport, and her manner
was the manner of the evening before,
and not of the morning. There was,
Henley fancied, a kind of blush upon her
face as she met her partner of last night,
but he was quite sure there was upon it a
very sweet smile, and as he looked at her
he felt more disposed to envy than to con
gratulate the lucky Hughes. It was plain
enough now when Mias Davenport met
him in the morning she must have failed
to recognize him. Henley felt half dis
posed to speak then, and there to Hughes'
fiance, and to make some inquiries after
the fortunate lover. But his acquaintance,
he thono-ht would not lustifv the libertv.
and he had come to a kind of unacknowl
edged decision with himself that for the
future it would be wiser for him not to
seek to renew his acquaintance with Miss
The meet haDDenec to be close to Rat
Ueborough, and on such occasions there
were always numbers of persons who
came to see the throw off. As Henley
rode up he reflected with pride on his ap
pearance, lie knew he was well mount
edas well mounted as a man need wish
to be and there are are probably few
pleasures more exquisite than that which
is experienced by a sportsman who is con
scions that he bestrides a quadruped equal
to any emergencies of the hunting-field.
It was, therefore, with no small satisfac
tion that he witnessed the eyes of the
spectators turned toward him as he made
his appearance ; and the satisfaction was
increased when he thought that in me
distance he could descry the figure of Miss
Devonport, mounted on the neatest of
lady's hacks. As he approached nearer,
Miss Devonpon, lor sue it was, turnea
her horse round, and as he came quite
close and recognized her. he ventured to
salute her with a bow and a " good morn
ing." But Miss Devonport remained, as
he fancied, quite passive, or only inclined
her head a very litUe forward in a manner
emblematic of frigidity. What could he
have done to offend herf t He almost
wished, to ask for an explanation on the
spot He was puzzled, he was angry, he
waa hurt It was a line of conduct that
he could not understand. Here was a
young lady whom he had met at a ball, with
whom he had danced three or four times,
who had talked to him without the least
reserve, and who subsequently took it
Into Ler head at one moment to meet him
as a friend, and at another as almost an
entire stranger, just as the humor prompt
ed her. The' whole thing was unin
telligible. While he was thinking over
all this, h was suddenly roused by the
familiar signs that the hounds had scent
of a lox. He prepared to join the main
body of the horsemen, and as he was can
tering up to the oopse in which they were,
a voice he knew said, " A pleasant run to
you, Mr. Henley." He looked round, and
saw once again Miss Devonport, with the
sweet look upon her face that had attract
ed him so much two evenings ago. '
The day waa decidedly successful. As
there is no necessity to give the reader a
detailed account of a famous run with the
RatUeborough hounds, the line of country
taken bv the fox need not here be de
scribed. As the November twilight was
coming on, Henley rode npto bis hotel, in
an excellent humor with his horse, which
had acquitted itself most creditably in the
eyes of the RatUeborough hunters, but
aagry witn nuneeu ior using no muuu our
noved Dained. nerhans. would be the bet
ter word with Miss Devonport He
could disguise the fact no longer ; he loved
her. He had loved her from the very first,
and she had treated him in this unaccount
able manner! But he was prevented from
continuing these reflections by a letter
which waa put into nis nanns. 11 was
from his sister, ana he naa nan expected
it for some davs cast It merely told hiin
that his father, whose health had for a long
tune been bad, and who was then staying
in the South of Franco, had suddenly
become worse, and was particularly anx
ious to see his son. Would Oliver come
Yes, he would start directly; next
evening. Hut there was one thing he
would do first He would see if he could
not meet her in the street and would en
deivor to gam from her some explana
On the following morning Henley wan
dered about the town, but not a glimpse
could he see of his partner at the ball.
Up and down the streets he went, gazing
into the dim recesses of linen-drapers' and
milliners shops, and other similar resorts,
which teemed to him probable that the
young lady might affect, but still there was
no Miss Devonport to be seen. Half way
up the High street at Rattleborongh there
waa a narrow turning, which led to what
was srenermllv rlip3 tbn ltRt.tl-inroliffli
Iawu, where the RatUeborough band was
in uio uaDii ot occasionally exercising
musical DOWem. and wrham tka loan aj-Wt
of the Ifcrttieborougb. young ladies were
wont in the summer, to amtti
hoops, and to pursue the mimic warfare
the mallet It was halfunconsclmiHie th.t
Henley lust now took this oath.
thinking of what was to be done, how
waa to see Miss Devonport for he had
quite determined not to leave the place
without seeing her when an abrupt turn
In the avenue brought him suddenly into
the lady's presence. Yea, it was Miss
Devonport at last He atuod still and
bowed, Mis Devonport It was ; but
face no looker wore the look of tender
neaa that had charmed him so much at
Mias Devonport" he aaid, bowing, "
am quite) aware that I am guilty of some
boldness in thus Intruding upon you. But
I have to leave Ratlleborough to day, and
I feel I cannot do so without a few words
of conversation with you. Nor, if I apol-
ogize for asking, do I think you cm well
hi surprised at my wishing for something
of an explanation from you. How, then,
US I ) KJCOucl fr w9 extritordlB&ry
manner in which you have treated me'
(luring the last few days now recognizing
me as a friend, and now passing me as an
entire stranger? I confess that when I
met you I did not know that you were en
gaged to Mr. Hughes' ; A '."
"Sir!" interrupted Miss Devonport
with a look of absolute wonderment upon
"What? Is my information wrong?
Is It not as I say ?"
M I am ooraplotoly at a losa to under
stand to what cause I am indebted for the
honor of this Interruption in my walk.
The fact of my engagement to Mr. Hughes
can be a matter of no moment to you.
When I first saw you, you were a stranger,
and a stranger yon will still remain."
And having said these words. Miss Dev
onport her face flushed with indignation,
swept past him with the air of a tragedy
As fr Henley, he .stood rooted to the
spot To him it was all a dream ; but he
did not dream long He laughed a low
and a bitter laugh. " A consummate ac
tress! a heartless flirt! I envy Hughes!
And these," he said, "are the RatUebor
ough young ladies i I suppose the at
mosphere of this delightful place superin
duces the habit And here am I, who
ought to be proof against such silly con
tingencies, fooled exquisitely by a mere
country coquette. Bah, let me treat her
as she deserves!" And Henley strolled
back to his inn angry, and, though he
would not have admitted it wretched.
As he drove down to the RatUeborough
station he caught a glimpse of a form with
which he was familiar ; he saw a face he
knew well. It was Miss Devonport Did
his eye deceive him? She bowed to him
as if nothing bad -passed between them.
But it was Henley's turn this time. - And
he remained still and motionless as mar
. - ut . .
Two yean had passed away. Henley
had reached his father Just soon enough
to be at his death bed and catch his dying
words. His two .sisters had both mar
ried, and he had returned to England the
owner of his father's estate, Wickham
Manor. As for the Miss Devonport affair,
he had striven hard to forget it all ; but in
spite of all his efforts, he could not banish
every remembrance of it He was not the
kind of man to carry about with him the
traces of an overwhelming sorrow. Ho
was still young, had wealth, his digestion
was unimpaired, and ke enjoyed life keen
ly. But whenever his thoughts recurred,
as they did pretty often, to his hunting
days at Ra.ttleborough, Miss Devonport's
image was never far off. 'He could not
forget it brave and resolute though he
was. Oreat as was his. self-control, there
were times when he showed that he carried
about with him traces of a life's sorrow.
There are some men who can only love
once. Oliver Henley was one of these.
He had loved Miss Devonport, and he did
not feel disposed to love any othr woman.
That was all.
About two years and a half after the
RatUeborough affair, Henley was staying
with some friends in towxu. .There was to
be a dance in the evening, and the party
assembled at breakfast were full of Uie
coming event .' - f ' -
"By the by, Mr. Henley," Inquired his
hostess, " have I not heard you say that
you were at Oxford with Mr, Hughes, the
gentleman whose mining property is so
Yes, of courso, Henley had been ; and,
what was more, he told the lady, though
not without a pang of regret, ho knew
Mrs. llughea--a little,. Perhaps he should
hardly recognize her now. ' " !
; " Then, Mr. Henley, yon will see the two
old friends of yours to night"
Oliver said nothing beyond that he
should be very glad. Nor did ho think
much about the " Mr. Hughes, whose min-,
lng property Is so Immense," but he. won
dered now he should meet the Mrs.
Hughes who had done him such a griev
The evening came, and when Henley
entered the ball room, the greater num
ber of the guests had already arrived.
The first person whom he caught tight of
as he entered was - Mrs. Hughes. He
recognized the Miss Devonport ef other
days at a glance. , The face had changed
a little perhaps, but a very little; and
somehow er other, as he looked, the hair
did not seem to him the ssme Jet black
color that it had been. While he was
standi' 'coking at her, Mrs. Hughes came
np to .
"Mr. eniey," sne saw, 1 cannot say
how glav, how relieved I am to see you.
For more than two years 1 nave longea to
do so. Can you forgive me for what
Faased between us when last we met ? No ;
am sure vou cannot. But when you
know everything, I think you will. There
was a misapprehension between us, but
vim shall hear evervthin? bv-and bv.
But Mr. Henley could only make some
lame remark to the effect that bygones
were bygones. Would Mrs. tlugues give
him the pleasure of a dance by-and-by ?
Gladly; and Oliver duly indorsed hit
name on the programme of the wife of the
wealthy Mr. Hutches.
The dance came; it was a waltz, the
same tune as that to which he bad danced
with her when then she was Miss Devon
port more than twe years seo, in the ball
room ot tne egerton Arms, at nauie
borough. When it was over, they strolled
into a conservatory adjoining. Henley
longed to say something about the old
days, put sue naa promiseu tne expiana
tion ana it was ior ner to oeiria.
" Mr. Henley," she at last commenced,
"do you remember the RatUeborough
Hunt Ball ? Do you remember what hap
pened afterward that interview between
Henley made no answer.
' " Would you like to hear how the whole
matter originated ? Would you be glad
all could be righted now?"
" What do you mean ?" asked Henley.
"Simply what I say."
At that moment there was a rustle of
dress heard among the leaves of the con
servatory, but Henley waa too much en
grossed with the remarks of Mrs. Hughes'
to notice it
" Here, Mr. Henley, here la my explana
tion. Let me introduce you to my sister,
" Mrs. Hughes, Miss Devonport 1 What
does all this mean ?"
But Mrs. Hughes bad risen and left the
teat Only MUs Devonport was standing
before him the same Mias Devonport of
tne RatUeborough Hunt Ball, with the
same Jet black hair, the same lustrous
beauty, the same sweet, sweet smile as of
Henley was too everpowered to speak,
ne tried to do to, but there waa some
thing In his throat which seemed to choke
his utterance. But each understood the
other, and Oliver at last aaid on or two
words, and Edith Devonport knew their
" Mr. Henley," she said, " I have longed
for this hour to come ; I hare prayed for
it I knew it would come tome time or
other, but I did not know when. It hat
come now, and you shall know all. It wat
I whom yon met at the RatUeborough
Ball, not uy aUtw. We are twins. You
are not the first person who hu niitikan
us. But when you knew us, my sinter,
being slightly the elder, was ML Devon
port .I waa Mias Edith Devonport. :U
waa the, at you will Luow now, whom yon
met in the ttreet that morning on which
you were walking with Mr. Ileaurharap.
Mie told me afterwards how puzzled the
was by your salutation. It wat she, too,
as you will Luow, whom you met in the
lane Just before you left. All through,
you te, it wat a uiaUke. "
"X mistake," mechanically repeated
JTenley j pntj" Rr4 the enrprjea pWe-;
off his countenance, Is It a ' mistake
which it is too late to mend ? Miss Dev
onport Edith toll me it is not. Tell me
what I now tell you, tell me that you love
' "Mr. Henley, I have loved you ever
since we first met Is love ever too late ?'
; But the hearts of each were too full to
allow them to say many words. They
had waited ior their happiness, and the
hour had reached them. The scales had
dropped from their eyes. All was clear
How long they sat In the conservatory
they did not know, but ' presently Mr.
Huxhes' voice was heard. $h saw how
matters stood at a glance. Everything
was righted at last. Cnmttil'i Miigatine.
Preservation of Leather.
A conthibi'Tor to the Shot and IUher
Reporter gives some valuable hints in rela
tion to the preservation of leather. The
extreme heat to which most men and
woman expose boots and shoes during win
ter, deprive s leather of Its vitality, render
ing it liable to break and crack. Patent
leather, particularly, is often destroyed in
this manner. When leather becomes ao
warm as to trive off the smell of leather it
is singed. Next to the singeing caused by
fire heat, is the heat and dampness caused
by the covering of india-rubber. India
rubber shoes destroy the life of leather.
The practice of washing harness in warm
water and with soap is very damaging.
If a coat of oil is put on immediately after
washing the damage is repaired. No har
ness is ever so soiled that a damp sponge
will not remove the dirt ; but, even when
the sponge it applied, it is useful to add a
light, coat of oil by the use of another
sponge. All varnishes, and all blacking
containing the properties of varnish should
be avoided. Ignorant and indolent hostlers
are apt to use such substances on their har
ness as will give the most immediate effect,
and these, as a general thing, are most
destructive to the leather. When harness
loses its luster and turns brown, which al
most any leather will do after long ex
posure to the air, . the harness should be
given a new coat of grain black. Before
using this grain black, the grain surface
should be thoroughly washed with potash
water until all the grease is killed, and af
ter the appllcatiou of the grain black, oil
and tallow should bo applied to the surface.
This will not only " fasten " the color, but
make the leather flexible. - Harness which
is grained can bo cleaned with kerosene or
spirits of turpentine, and no harm will re
sult if the parte affected are washed and
iled immediately afterward. Shoe leather
is generaly abused. Persons know noth
ing or care less about the kind of material
used than they do about the polish pro.
duced. Vitriol blacking Is used' until
every particle of the oil in the leather - Is
destroyed. To remedy this abuse the
leather should be washed once a month
with warm water, and when about half
dry, a coat of oil and tallow should be ap
plied, and the boots set aside for a day or
two. This - will renew the elasticity
and l'fe in the leather, and when thus used
upper leather will seldom crack or break.
When oil is applied to bcltine dry it does
not spread uniformly, nd does not inoor-2
porattt itBeir with the n bar 'hi when partly
.1 J '- . , i.mt. . i
uampeu wim waier.- x uu dvsi way to on
a belt Is to take it from the' pulleys and'
immerse it in a warm solution of tallow
and oil. After allowing it to remain a few
moments the pelf should vbe immersed' ln
water heated to one hundred degrees, and
instantly removed, xnis will arrve the
oil and tallow all In, and at the same time
properly temper the leather.! 117 , M ; 1 ; i
Tub fibres of the leaf which spread out
from the base are prolongations ot the
vessels of the wood; and beneath' these
fibres, and forming the covering of their
under surface, are similar prolongations of
the inner bark. The green exterior por
tion of the leaf is a continuation of the
outer tissue of the bark in a thin porus
form. The pores or mouths in the gTeen
portions are an essential part of the struc
ture. ' The leaf of the common lilac is said
to contain not less than 120,000 pores to
the square inch. They are most numer
ous on the under surface. The leaves
spread out their broad surfaces to Imbibe
gaseous rood trom the atmosphere. . unaer
the stimulus of light tbey continually
absorb carbonic acid from the atmosphere.
In the vessels of the leave this it decom
posed into carbon and oxygen. The car
bon is retained and the oxygen thrown off
During the darkness, oxygen is absorbed,
and combining with the carbon in the ves
sels, is thrown on ta the torn) oj oaroynio;
acid, but much less Is thrown off in the
night than in the day. .Hence in the
Arctic regions, where the sunlight is never
absent during the summer,-and there is no
darkness to interrupt the absorption of car
bon, we can understand how vegetation
pushes upward with almost miraculous
rapidity ; and in regions where the days
are very long and the nights comparative
ly short, we see why the wheat and corn
spring up ana reach maturity in aiew
Twentv-flve hundred gallons of air con,
tain about one gallon of carbonic acid gas.
To find and absorb Uiis small quantity of
gas, the tree spreads ont its thousands of
feet of leavea, which are constantly in mo
tion in the ever moving air, and that the
ponderous trunks of the forest are built
up, atom by atom, from the atmosphere.
On a single oak seven millions of leaves
have been counted." Now if each square
inch contains 120,000 pores, and each leaf
four square Inches of surface, it may not
be difficult to show in figures the number of
pores on the leaves of the oak, but who
can grasp the idea, or form in his mind
any adequate conception of such a num
ber ? ' But this is but one of the trees in
the forest that spread over the surface of
the earth at this moment, and which have
sprung from it since the creation. And
every blade of grass and every grain and
every shrub and weed is equally busy dur
ing its growing season, in drawing its sub-,
stance from the flwetlng" wind. jYei Eng
land Farmtr. f 1
A Great Evil.
ries burdens heavy to be borne ; some
these may be traced back to the first tin
and are beyond our control, but moat
them are of our own producing, and may
be arrested by a resolute act of the will,
or by aids which come from other sources.
Two evilt now fill the land and world
which are of human invention, and are
uat&inad bv human authoritv. One
these it alooholic drink and tot other
the use of tobacco ot the latter we wish
to say afeT words.; j J 1 I ! I - m
Thin hat grown and overspread the na
tion of the earth till now It challenges
observation, reflection, and the exercise
enlightened conscience while looking the
naked fact in the face. Booh is ha pres
ent extent, that five and half rniiliur.t
acres are occupied in ltt growth, produc
ing two mlUiont of toss annually and
costing the human race ten thousand mil
lions m dollars, by far mora than enough
to pay the whole debt, in on year, of the
United Btaiet ana urea imiain, tutiiuog
a the fact may teem. In our own coun
try alone, one hundred and fifty million
art expended annually in it consumption,
by far more than is appropriated to tup
Dart th iosimiI of Chrua and the mom
education. How aprxUling such a state
things, while want ana sunenng are)
around us! Multitudes are without the
Bible, millions have never heard the
name of Christ, and the most important
enterprises for promoting the vell'ure
mankind, falter and fall for fte want
" Tet this enormousexpendlture is entire
ly useless. No one claims that he is the
better for the use of tobacco In any form.
It Is a mere habit. Innocently formed, and
while at first a pleasure has grown to be
a master and tyrant
Not only this, but it is an offensive,
filthy habit, finding to place In the church,
in the parlor, the ladies' saloon, or else
where, as a high order of society meets
and indulges in exercises which the higher
' Multitudes, using It are ashamed of the
fruits of it and would be glad to bo rid of
it if they knew how to break away from
the enchantment But this Is not all, or
even the worst of it It is injurious to
health ; when taken to excess operates at
of a poisonous nature, weakening the sys
tem, and leading to premature death.
Such evils, together with ita enormous
expenditure, ought to make sober, reflect
ing conscientious men consider whether it
can be right to continue oeh a habit as
this ought it not to be overcome atall hss
ards, and thus promote, heallli and clean
liness, and save the funds thus uselessly
spent to provide for personal and family
wants ana build tip the cause of truth and
righteousness in the world 1Kxehang.
Wiirn you get tired of their noise, lust
think what the change would be should it
come to a total silence. ' Nature makes a
firovision for strengthening the children's
ungs by exercise. Babies cannot laugh
so as to get much exercise in this way, but
we never heard of one that could not cry.
Crying, shooting, screaming, are nature
lung exercise, and if you do not wish for it
in the parlor, pray have a place devoted to
it, and do not debar the girls from it, with
the notion that It is improper for them to
laugh, Jump, cry, scream, and run races In
the open air. After a while one gats used
to this juvenile music, and can even
write and think more consecutively with
it than without it, provided, it does not
run into objuratory forms, j We remem
ber a boy that used to go to school past
our study window, and generally made a
continuous stream of roar - off to . the
school house and back agalu. We
supposed at'' first he ! had' been
nearly murdered by ' some one, and
had wasted considerable compassion on
the wrorgs of infant Innocence; but, on
inquiring into his case, found him in per
fectly good condition. Tlx truth was that
the poor little fdlowJiad no mirthfulncsa
in his composition, therefore couldn't
laugh and snoot, and to nature, in her
wise compensation, had given him., more
largely the faculty of roaring. ' He seemed
to thrive upon it, and we believe is stilt
doing welL Laughing and hallooing,
however, are to be preferred,' unless a
child showt a decided incapacity for those
Our eye alights, just now, upon the fol
lowing touohing little scrap, written by an
English laborer, whose child had been
killed by the falling of a beam :
" Sweet lanchtng child I the cottage door
. HUnfla free end open now :
But, oh I iuannahlne ulldnno nor . ,
The sladnera of thy brow I
. , . Thv merry stop haUi BeMut wJ,I Vv '
Toy laughing aport ia Duelled for aye.
1 V Thy mother by the Crexido alts
itt i Anil Unique lor. thy call;
Andelowy -rW" be kjht J V1 'i h
t Her unlet teare downfall :
Her little hindering thinu-ia gone.
A nil n.irtt.ti.rK.irf .ti, ki i. iMum.1t T VI 1 it V
A Queer Scene in Court.
r.ONK of those ludicrous incidents that
occasionally are witnessed in the dignified
presence of a hall of justice .occurred in
the United States District Court, recently.
A German farmer from - the country came
in to be sworn as a surety on the bond of
a gentleman who wat getting his tobacco
relieved from the seizure that it had suffer
ed from the authorities. ' Having been in
formed that he must sweat to certain mat
ters, he was brought into court - ,
Judge Lcavltt then proceeded to ques
tion him, ' -
"Are there any mortgages, on your
property ? . .-
" Not a d d mortgage on mine property
and plenty of monys at home," said the
affiant, with the utmost simplicity, keep
ing to his duty in the line or swearing.
The judge saw the man was honest ana
meant no contempt, so relaxing his dig-,
pity, with a smile on his face, he proceed
ed with the next question. .;
" Do you owe any debt f" ' ,. '' ' , . '
. Not one d n cent und yen I gets
all at . peoples owes me, I bees richer at
(-"These bonds' are approved," replied
the Judge, with a smilo twinkling in his
eyes. : , . ..- .. .... .....
About a score of men; the affiant among
them, were seen hurrying outqf the court
room, with faces red with, suppressed
laughter. Having passed - into the hall,
out of hearing of the Court, each man
sought a quiet place to be relieved of his
nent-un laughter."' '''"'" -' -.'
me nones oia Teuton naa, Deyona
doubt, experienced for the first time the
Erocess of swearing before a court It
ad been previously explained to him by
telling him he must swear, ana he naa
evidently mistaken the civil oath for pro
fanity, at hit serious manner 'throughout
the whole proceeding indicated. vtnen
A Gold Carrier.
lit a late number of Uannr't' M'wazint
we find the. followlng,ile8cjiption jpf a
Wall street ,charac'tw and in Wall (tree
Joad: . j Vh 3 ' '
All the bullion and coin of Wall street
ia carried ,abot the Weeti in common,
onen carta, tireciselv such Is sre used in
carrying ordinary merchandise. For
twentv-two veart past ona carman. John
O. Barkley, bestt known Jn'the streety as
"Honest jonn, wnose tnree cam siana
at the bus v corner' of Wall ant) Broad
streets, ha done the carting for the bul
lion dealers aud banker oi the city, any
of whom would trust him In their vaults
with treasure uncounted. Tall, robust and
ruddy, Honest John hasin hi countenance
precisely the expression which we should
expect to tee in the face of one who for to
many years hat bore so hCJiorable a nam.
He began in the ttreet twentyseven years
ago, and, after hia fifth,, year, ha became
the established carman of the coin and
bullion men. It is his carts that go to th
California steamers and convey their ken
of gold to the vaults to which they are
consigned. B is carts asstsi to restore tne
financial balance between the two conti
nent bv conveying gold to aud from th
Cunara steamers in Jersey City. He hat
occasionally carried for short distances,
down hill, a million dollars in gold, which
weight two tout; but hit ppiuton It that
seven hundred, Ujauaocd AJiar Is . about
a much as a humane man will ever per
mit hi horse to draw over the' rough
pavements for any considerable distance.
On a busy day h wiit h as ' many as
twenty loads of precious metals. A load
of gold, when it goes across the town,
usually accompanied by a clerk of tj
house to which it belongs ; but it often
happens that Honest John i quit alone
when he ha a much cold on hicart a
horse can draw. Tct tack tsrvle h get
hlghr eompenaallon than when he car
tie an office-desk or a load of printing
paper ; and, Indeed, he hat the air of
man who could show a llttl gold tnd sil
ver of hit own if there were occasrou.
A PRErifHiPTion for Babirs. A lady
beiog eeked tor teuetpe fur whooping contth,
litiie twin vtubt, cople.1 by UjUU. eotuetlttug
lelurrtng to Uie pic u Hug 01 oinune, wuicn eiu:
" if not too young aklu Uieiu pretty cloaely, llu
auree ID etaiuiug water, aprlDki pienllluliy will
ao4 leave tleia for I we Is a'.rbnf br',t,e
Tnn world't tobacco crop it estimated
at 433,400 tons.
Tn echoolboj t In Russia have 2.V hol
idays In a year.
A TnouoHTFn. man suddenly made gay
may be properly called az pensive.
How doet a tre feel when chopped
down ? Chopfallcn, probably.
PniLAPri.vniA, hat put up $40,000,000
worth of buildings this year.
A MRRMAin that tats oranges liasbeeo
found at the Sandwich Islands,
Tnx Young Men't Christian Associa
tions in Ohio aggregate 4,000 members.
"brevity it the eoul of wit" what
funny thing a fashionable coat Is,
lsn t It?
8omr of the Jewelry of the unfortu
nate ex-Kmpress Carlotta is for tale In
A Vrbmostir recently shaved his
beard after it had attained three feet tlx
Inches in length.
Jvrr as you are pleased at finding
faults, you are displeased at.flndtng per
A transcript in Hebrew, written 18
the year is preserved in the National
library or Florence.
Tiik women of Germany are to have
convention to discuss the question of man
- II.utHT Oiioatb Is billiard champion
of Ohio, having recently won the cue at
Tint latest cause of suicide In Tarls was
the unwillingness of a boy of sixteen to
run errands. .
Wiit ia a man cleaning out a dirty cel
lar like one settling a rat trap in it? He
is a baiting (abating) a nuisance.
McniuKK, Ct, manufactures all the tow
ing birds, call-bells and tape measures
made in this country.
EARTiiqrA'KKS were of frequent occur
rence in New England during the first
century after ltt settlement
Thic Paris Eciipt had 85,000 carlo,
tures of Isabella ready to be issued, when
the authorities interfered.
Tnit three shortesfpostofflce names in
the United Statst are T. B. (Md.,) Alt
(Ohio), and Po (Ind.)
. Qukicn Isabrixa only carries five thou
sand piece of baggage with her in hsr
uneasy wanderings in Europe.
M6rr than 400,000 life policies are In
roroe in the State or Mew York, represent
ing upward of fi, 000,000,000 in risks.
A riKiMDATK for a scat in the British
Parliament proposes to abolish anonymous
writing in newspapers,
What did the Eastern man say when
he first saw a Western corn field? He ex
claimed in a huiky voice, You 'maxte me."
A woman In Leipsic broke the heads of
her five children with a hammer because
her husband had scolded her.
The copper coinage, of 1807, in Eng
land consisted of 5,488,820 pence, 3,508,
800 half pence and. 6,017,800 farthings.
- " I'm sitting- on the ttvle. Marv." said
the envious young girl as she plunged
down on her sister t hat and feathers.
A. German philosopher predicts that
Europe and America will be submerged in
ooo,uuo,ooo years, and no one dares con
tradicthim, .,.,, , , ,
A barb kr In Duane street New York,
charges a dollar for. hair cutting, and It
always one hour performing the opera-
BitmnTOK. England, it to have an Im
mense marine aquarium, twelve hundred
and fifty feet long and with a proportionate
wiain. ; , ,, . . ...
' A ojiantitt of laces and diamonds was
recently discovered in the chignon of a
suspected French servant girl in New
York, ..... , ' .
' It is said that the Queen of Portugal la
suffering from 'an Incurable brain dis
ease, similar to that of which her mother
It ta estimated thatMlatouri baa gained
850,000 in population sine th war.
Large bodies of immigrant are settling in
the western counties.
A fkixow has been arrested In Phila
delphia for a murder committed by him
tour years ago, in iioston, tne aetecuvei
having been in quest of him ever since.
C. Goodwin Ot.ark. Principal of the
Lincoln Grammar Behool at Boston, .has
been sued for $2,000 damagea for whip
ping a pupil, as is claimed, excessively.
This Boston Pott suspects, from her
presents of tea pot and bed quilt, that
Madagascar's Queen ha matrimonial in
tentions upon our secretary or state.
A Lonoon paper recently told a huge
edition by printing the ttory that the
Prince of Wales had lost hand by the
bursting of hi gun while out shooting.
There is a woman 79 yean old In Had
lev. Western Massachusetts, who has
never taken a rule in a stage coacn, car,
steamboat or any other public convey.
Tn Toulouse paper mention th blow
ing up of a new bridge in that city by
an escape of gat. One man ' wat killed,
and sixteen . passers-by were badly
wounded. . i , .,
A box of Boston loiter, recently lost in
the mail, has turned up in New York,
nothing being loet but the interest on
$100,000 contained in it while lying idle.
"Mapame, a great many person were
disturbed at the concert, laet night by the
crying of your bsby." - Well,! do won
der that such peopl will go to concert?"
. Tiik parent of Bavard Tavlor cele
brated their golden wedding on the 15th
un.- at Kennett Square, ra. An aaaress
...A ... II - - -.4 'I'. ..1 . ... mnA ,A,-,n,
read by Richard IL Stoddard.
f The Reason. -
' Why la man," qnoth Ned to Kate,
. " Wbo'e erouflt with email poi M hia b4,
I.Ik on erho'e force toy common fat - -T
mourn dear relation, deed I"
" Becaoee," repllee the md: Hate,
" Tut plain be to tapUM, Wed."
A correspondent asked if the brow
a hill ever became wrinkled ? The editor
replied i "The only information we can
give on that point 1 that we have often
Men it furrowed." . .
Am urn. containing 7,060 ancient silver
coin, hat been recently unearthed near
Marseille. The Inscriptions thereon sur-
Seat that the oint wtr tvnek anterior
it Christian era.
Tins othr day tw boys In Bvtdy,
Ontario, amused thsumelv, on by blow
ing a blacksmith' bellows, and th other
bv niacin hi month ovw th noul.
The first blast blew the breath of life com
pletely out of him.
Therk are those wh know not how
Judge of merit but by success, and who
therefore mam ma leauer i an enter
prise for a fault when the fault waa not
him. but in themselves, th instrument
A station-mast! at'Kome starUd
train when he ought not It came into
collision with another train, and five per
sons were killed. Th ttauon-maiier was
tried and sentenced to fir years' hard
labor at th galley.
A I Arraova of a youth that ha some
thing of the old man in him, to I am
lea pleased with an old man that ha
something of th youth. H that follows
thit rule may be old In body, but can never
be to in mind. Uicero.
Scoi.A, the editor of the Demotracia,
Madrid, was released from prison by
re volutioniats. He had spoken against llor
Maitsty at different timet, aud waa when
released working eut aggregate sentences
CT JQ3 oart' jmprlfiorinifcrit,
A FKW days since, a e-entlemen fmm
New York, who was tarrying at the hotel
In Milton, Vt, went to viait the falls, and,
umicruiKiDs; to t itmn a Clin i.l rcet high,
fmtid his strength falling and cried for
help, which came Just a be was losing his
A oot.n watch aud chain, stolen frnm
Charles J. Slienard. Worcester. h bnrir-
lar. several wcekt ago, wat found tied to
his front door handle, one nls-ht renrntlv
The conscientiousness of the thief didn't
extend so far as returning $75 In cash
eiuien at tne same time.
A farmer in Troy, Vt, recently way
laid a huge bear deettoying corn. After
wounding the boar, and he, in turn, "tree
ing" his assailant a truce for the night waa
declared. In the morning the bear was
dispatched. He weighed 275 pounds, and
yiuiucu iu pounus oi oil.
Di'rino the recent eclipse, sayt a Bom
nay paper, tne most curious scenes were
visible in the town. Men and women, in
their half barbaric and shabby dree, wore
to be seen rolna from ona temnln tn an.
other, to pray the Deity to go to the help
of the luminary of the day in his duol
with the headless giant, " Rahu."
A VIEW Heva atnnA 1a.lv nf m I -
- - j -- .- J l., UII'UWVWI,
Mass., had occasion to leave her house for
a few moments, and lett her six months'
baby on the floor. On returning she wat
surprised to find her child missing. After
searching for some time she discovered
that the family dot had taken the bahv to
the garret and deposited it In a basket of
ONE of theroval Generals In
demned a child only live vears old to be
shot as the son of a rebel. , The child, not
understanding the situation, moved about,
and by extraordinary luck was not touch
ed. The General then coolly threw It
an orange, and while stooping topLklt
up a socond volley stretched it dead.
HILAT are now call eel siimrlNa tiartlna
becaur quite fashionable in England about
the year 1800, whin they wer called
" Planio Suppers." The bill of faro was
prepared, each dish being numbered, and
the subscribers to the entertainment drew
lots, and each was required to furnish the
dish marked against the number he drew.
The French Government worthily be
stowed a gold medal upon Francaise Tris
don, a young matron, who, being bitten
by a mad dog while she was surrounded
by several women and children, chin ir to
tho mad brute until he was killed, thus
vlng Uie terriflod spectators from belnir
bitten. Fortunately, the hoblo woman's
lile was ako saved. .
A silver liEi.i. weiirhintr 28 ounces, sup
posed to be one of the lost chime of 8t
Mary's cathedral, Limerick, Ireland, has
been accidentally discovered bv a diver In
one of the deepest pools of the Abbey
river, in that city. The bells were flung
into the river in the old days of persecu
tion, to save them, and it is expected that
the rest of the chtuie will now be recov
ered. The worst things In life should be taken
at once, Just as you take aloes, without
loosing or tasting. Did you ever see any
one take pills ami look at them until the
last moment thtnklne how bitter and bad
they were, and then chow thorn to get all
th badnesB out into his mouth ? This it
Just what a great many people do with
disagreeable duties, oomplalning all the
while at the bitterness of their portion
ana toe narunest oi their lot
A Marvei, of 8ucckrs is Tub Little
CORPORAL, published at Chicago, Illinois.
by Alfred L. Bcwell. It is now published
in magaiine form, Is entirely original, and
cost only one dollar a year. It uallorded
at this very low price only because of ltt
Immense circulation, which is said to be
larger than that of. any other Juvenile
magazine in the world. Those who tub
scribe now for 18ill, get the November and
uecerLber Numbers or 1808 tree, ureat
premiums are given for clubs.
A i.arob stock-grower in Texas, dis
gusted with the prioes offered by butchers
and drovers, has posted a notice in the
market place at Brownsville, that he will
begin to slaughter a drove of beeves and
give the meat to the poor for nothing, and
will ao to until the whole drove is dis
posed of, or until he can get a reasonable
price. Tins he says be can atlord to do,
as ho can sell the hides and tallow for
more than the butchers oiler- for the
animals slive. : : -
At the recent airrlcultural fair at Mil-
ford, Maag.,a boy clifht years old exhibited
a pair of black calves, twins, five months
old, that were perfectly broken to draw
miniature cart mad for them. - Tho littl
fellow managed them so well that a sub
scription was made up ' for him on the
spot and his bat nearly tilled with curren
cy, whereat he cried, laugneu, triett to
talk, broke down aud finally turned away
overcome with Joy and pride.
A woman of the name of Beuse was ar
rested iu Kingston, Canada, a few . days
ago, in a stale of imbecile Intoxication,
with an infant in her arms. Upon remov
ing the baby from her arms at the station
house it was found to be a stark stiff
corpse. It is reported that the woman had
been wandering round for some days from
tavern to tavern In a maudlin condition,
with thit dead child in her arms, earnestly
begging an additional stimulant to her
fearful appetite. Of course the people
with whom she came in contact were not
aware of the condition of the child.
Cleveland has a bird that tings
machinery.- It cost $300, and there is but
one more like U in the united states.
This one came from the Paris Exposition
its plurrage is to perfect and beautiful that
riersont are frequently deceived in supposi
ng the bird is alive. When the chirping,
warbling, and whistling is started by ma
chinery, that cause the bird to open and
close its mouth between every note, and
turn its bead from side to side, the effect
upon the spectator is perfect astonishment
The bird is perched upon the limb of
large artificial flower that rests in a hand
somely-painted china flowerpot which
contains in niacuinery. me macuinery
onneota with the bird through a delicatelooking
limb of the flower. It is wealed
entirely from the view, and work
ao smoothly that one cannot detect
sound occasioned by its movements unless
quit close to the casket, and then only
for an liutant after tthe bird copcludut
A crazy young mother, in Tarnopol,
killed her child, in order to roast it and
eat it Three yean ago the, unfortunate
woman had been at the lunatic asyluin,
but shortly after wat dismissed, the physi
cians of that Institution having declared
that she wa cured, A tew mopths ago,
she was bathing her child, about
weeks old. it occurred to her to kill
and make a roast of it The opportunity
to do to was very favorable. Hue
alone in the house ; to the seized a pick
ax, levered the baby t head from
trunk, and laid both in a trough, which
she had laid aside In order to build a
ia Uie stove, in order to roast the child
it. The neighbors burst into the room
th wat thus occupied. They beheld,
thudderingly, the remains of th child
the trough, and the mother fanning
flame In the stove with a tmmng, radiant
lac. "What are you doing ?" tuey aeked
of her. " I want to mak a ro&et of
biby," replied th murderess, apathetical
ly, pointing to the rental ct of her child.
The neighbor now raised a terrible out
cry, which caused the crazy mother
escape from the room. At soon as
waa nut el the house she retrained
self possession, and walked quietly down
the street. She waa, of course, arretted
but the Dbyaici&us who examined her
clared, atouce. that the was insane,
i.houUb n-nt bar to tneMyurnt
Beecher's Medical Institute.
Nothiso it more needful than a rform
In our medical schools. Only think or
dragging studenta through two or thr ,
years of lecture and study, to do wht '.
can be done for them in thre mofUAl I
Read the following genuine letter, and
e what a man can do I .
"Dear Sim I tske the liberty cf
writing to you to inquire if you know
anvthinir of Prof. . and f th
Medical university, l wrote w
Prof. , seklng him bis terms, nd
has replied, telling me that be can St m -
for the practice of medlclu in thre
months, charge, $300. I desire to study ; ,
medicine that I may be enabiea to lessui
tome of th tuffering that I see about me.
and at there It no oae in new Y or wnom
I know personally, I thoughtl would writ
ana asic you whether i can aepena upon
what Mr. hat written me, ana if
the graduatea of the Medical Unl
versTty are able successfully to practio
the profession of medicine. I will feel
deeply indebted to you for any Informa
tion relative to the above."
This school, or university, a It it ityled.
it too obscure. A man who can in ttarcw
months' time quality a novitiate to'prartic
medicine, ought not to hldo his light as
rror. doe. Who ia ne? wiiifi
hat ht studied? Can we not overcome
the modesty of thit genlut, and tend to
him tne tnoutanos oi moaioai ttuaenw
that are now spen'ding two or three year
in this expensive city under nrosv Mofe-
sors, who do not dream of turning out
complete practitioner In medicine in less
than tix or eight years?
But here is a man, iTor. , wno
can take a raw man and hang upon him .
the whole science of medicine, as if h
were a tailor or mantua-maker't block, on
which ready-made clothing can be hung,
a hundred suits in a day, if need be I This
is the very thing for which the world ha
Let us begin. Anatomy, as.it underlie
all other parts of medical knowledge, may
be considered as tho vnderdothet, and
Prof. will soon put these on to th ,
naked young man. Next at a kind of
suit coat vest and pantaloons 1 Fhyti- .
uiogt. Well dressed in that he has need .
next of an overcoat oi knowledge, which
we consider the Materia Alfcioa to D.
AftxrtliaL as renreiebnlinir vlovea. cane. -
hat and boots, will come Traciie. th
clinics of medicine. Of course, there ar
pockets in every tult of clothes. Surgery,
obitetrlcs, chemistry and botany, and any .
other little matters, sometimes found use
ful in medical practice, can be Inserted as
There ; the young lciiow came in nacea
and goes out a perfectly dressed uoctorf
nut It not thre month too longr i .
there not here a disposition to hold on t;
a scholar unduly, as a means of Justifying -
nlia... nt twA tiiin.lriwl .1 n ) I r 9 fliireiv
it win not lane rroi. ,01 lueaioai
... J. J,
University, three months to tell all fcs
knows about medicine. One monUt ia -ample.
One week will do. Indeed, I am ,
tempted to save my correspondent evaa
that weary length ot time, and fit him fot
successful practice in Just Uie time required
to read this article. ...
It Is nature that cures. The less a doc
tor does the better for hi patient. It I
the doctor t business to take the credit of
what nature does. Cultivate look of
mystery. Kvery mother or a sick chlla
studies the doctor'stiw. Come In softly, -
but with th air or a . mud conqueror.
Look piercingly at the parent Then look .
from one to another of the persons present
Sav to tho nurse in a low tone. " I think "
you have a right view of the case ;" and,
before you leave, say to the mother, " X
could not have done better for the cae
mysolf than you have done. If the child
get well, as it will nine times in ten if you
let it alone, you will have the credit in that
family of extraordinary skill If it dies, it
will only bring out the moral view, " We
must all die. When one s lime comes, no
skill can cure," etc., etc .
But if you really mean to try the medi
cine dodge, you must choose your school.
If you are to be an Allopathic, you ned
but three things : opium, calomel and an-
tlmony. Anything that cannot be reached
by them ought not to be cured. With
theso three swords you can slay all dis
eases or ; all tho patients ; and in either
case, there is an end of suffering. .
If you selectjthe Homa'opathic treatment,
you have only to buy a manual and a box .
about as large as a cigar oox, 01 puiiuca -
-. . . i. - ll.tl . ; n.i m n . .
or tincturea. .ivct e. mbit! wiuo, jv
put pill to Bvmptom as rapidly at the post-
U111U9 liICi uin,iuv
Whichever practice you adopt make
much of mild cases. Let it be understood
of every case that you lose, that you war
called to late, or that It was the most ex
traordinary case that you have ever met
In all your practice, mere is a aistmction
conferred on a friend who diet in a mar
velous manner, that gratifies and soothe
the wounded feeling of the survivor.
If silence add mystery to yourrw you
may have equal success by Judicious talk-
ing. Aiany people can be talked ont of
anything. Ir laudatory words do not abate
symptoms, tney may increase reputation.
The patient may die, but, if those that
still live think that you are " the moat .
knowing doctor that ever they met ("d
It's your fault if they do not,) then you ar
ture of being called again. Alway have.
an eye to the luture. w noever uiea, wee
that the living like you. Dead men fur
nish no practice.
Now, this Prof. , of Medical
University, will not give you any mere in
struction for two hundred dollars, in thre
months, than I have given you tor the
price of the New York Ledger, t ' "
Do not turn up your nose at my- letter. .
Ii you despise it, remember that you -i-splse
hundreds and thousands of doctor.
There are eccentric and somewhat out- -of-fashion
doctors who pretend that there '
ouht to be tome regara to moral princi
ple in medical practice ; to whatever scnooi
a man belongs, they hold that he should .'
become thoroughly acquainteu wiua to
whole human system with it law and
functions, with it morbid as well as normal
conditions; that ho thould be familiar
with the whole range of material agent,
and with the results of the largest and
wiscrt experience in the use of them :
that be should study with minute car and
diligence questions of temperament, habit,,
constitution ; and, in short th he should .
include an amount of knowledge of which
Ihamurcaf i I." m P lit H rOllhl DOt b &! Qk)
in less than three years. .'
If you wish to be ueh a doctor, vou bad
net I it trtyn a wide erut iubucu icuuwe aa .
prof. , snd betake yourself to estab- .'
lulled medical institution ; and mak Up .
your mind tliat it will require more than .
three rnontht, or thre year, to mak a
doctor unto life. A doctor unto death can
. . . . . i
be fitted up in far less time. xrow jvr
The Minerals of Alaska.
The known facts about the
the territory are lew, a the development
of all industries has been repressed ; even
th whaling and ship building establish
ment in Resurrection Bay wa abandoned
for th fur trade. Gold u known to exist,
at heretofore ttated ; specimens of silver
ore were turnisnea us oy oruer vi u wv
ernort, iron ore, coal, ana limestone are
found near Sitka; bismuth U obtained on
the flank of Yerstova mountain : pur
copper i found on th Atua or Copper
above it mouth, in masies, that may be
handled. Bishop Benjamoff say that
near Makushln Bay, in Vnalaska Island,
metallic copper ia found along the shore
of a lake hifch among the mountains. W
receive specimens of pur copper snd cop
per mixed with quarts. Petroleum covert
the three streams emptying into Katmay
Ray, on th shore of Alaska Penlntula,
abreast of the Kadiuk group ; and speci
mens obtained three year tine Dy ia
company were given to u. Of the depos
it of coul we have stated Uie known fact
when describing Sitka and Couk'l Iult
. The American tyttem of M exprer?
ing " luggage from railway stations to ho
tel or private houses,, it the iubjct ef
high uraiae in the Euglish papeis. The
I'M MM QaiMt states that every trav
eler in America goes to Kngland delighted
with the plan of affixing brass check on
th trunks; but that no F.ngliah tail way
company has, a yet, ha! th courage to
lay wide the paper Jabf-U Wid, past; f 4
nqwlnw, . ?