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JOHN Ht OBERLY, PUBLISHER. ' , ' ' !
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This story is all about a bouquet, the ij
Ireaucst thiug in, the world, aud an old
bachelor, the stalest, dryest thing ; but
, that's theway thiugui always got mixed
up'in'jhU world, 'so the reader will not
Let no one suppose that the old
kaabelpfr is not veritable .old baeholor.
He is not ambitious to be thought
older than he isahd would make him
self out young if he could.. Nb. lie
is really an old bachelor j but every lot
in lile, however sad aud tryiug, lias its
cOmpcutatiouVl If people wiy of him,
"Oh ! he s the mostcouiirmcd bachelor
alive j he been in Joeiety thcia forty
veanv. and the L'lrln Uave all tlona look.
ingathim, liis heart is a fountain of
pleasant thoughts'.' He had pas.,ed not
only his sixth and sixteenth, but his
sixtieth year, and no one doubts that he
is an -old bachelor, but he has this
KeovvryouugcrDcppIc he has
more in tniuK aDOUt. Fortunately tor
hiuibelf, lm has morojiweot than bitter
memories, and one of the sweetest
mcmoriM that cheer his declining years
carries him back to the time when ho
taught school in tho village of H 11.
That was thirty years ago.
tn tniuK about, fortunately for
mm iuii ins unn niury ; -i was a
naru-toi intr scnooiniaitcr. ana Kiinn.
times leaned inv elbows on mv table.
and wondered how I ever came to be co
foolish as to chon.c the profession f a
school teioher. It seemed to me tho
most nervons, harassiug profession in
the world. The boys" Were noisy, aud
not over reTectftil. It' I Menped on a
piece ofice aud fell down, thoy enjoyed
the' fun ; aud too many of them poorly '
rewardedme for all the MtarNome
hour I sjient with them in the school-
room, for they becmcd to expect me to
jmlt them up, the ladder of learniug by
main force. In other wordc. 1 iniylit
put loeasmto tneir neaustt 1 could pos
itltcJlliiirreadrfirl could pos-'
sibly drive them in. nat i.didmauy ot
them wanted me to do without their
assistance. And even the girls, I am
sorry to say, did pot lighten my toils,
as they might have doue. They whis
pered ; they bothered and annoyed
me with imperfect recitations, and, oh !
unkindest deed of all, some of them '
ughed at, tup behind my back. One j
morning I went" early to school an '
hour before the time to look over some
aside; mad re lint: mr clbos ou the
quotfld Jbcclesiastes when I had the
blues); "AVliat profit, hath lie that
worketh iu.tliai wherein lie laboreth ?"
In other words, what does it all come
to? Men tind women bend their backs
aud nerves almost to breaking; and all
for w,hat? A, liying? nothing' more.
Without money and the leisure that
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money or.ngs, wnai is uie :
it.l was sayini to
selK 1 when a little browri -cheeked. '
brown-handed maiden, not quite twelve '
years old, que of my scholars, stole into '
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t A . .. r vou d try to doit; and, it you were sintw lor iup ) anuer-t'resiueni,
1 fell uito a reverie ono ot those : i .r 1. .i'... eesrullr tlifv'n tr ke '
reveries. iVnf ibrrvto sav. ll.at.rn, ..nt Ur.LU Ul U' W"La X.e aBl I We'll hold the ilcM-we will not j
. i . , asleep, ypuji .say to youricil : 'its a ineiiien,i kuiis we' l splice,
A ,3 IVL T"- KV'fjred,an;f I've been doing , To Woreeley
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iuc scnooi-room, ana was at my eioow k u" y markei, rur you see
before I saw her. I looked up, and 1 other gardeners have splendid luck, too ;
there, fstpod Patjy ,Nelson,' with a J and then father saya 'the market is over
bouquet in her haiid. A bouquet of stocked.' But mother says we musn't
what? Pansius.'iud miimnueUe? No.
Koses? 5Tn" 'Daudelious large, daz
zling dandelion ; nothing more, uothing
'-These would look rather bright
a,d pretty a'6r, ypur lablo iwouldu't
they ? sho said, and a deep red suddenly
ightcd up her brown face.
" 'Indeed, they would, I answered
'Aud have you brought them for me ?' i
Uii'llv-arciot Ball eood ondui-h
for ybu.'-shc 'replied; but If you would Hick?
accept them, it will please me.' '"No, Patty; rhad,ri't 'the thought,'
"1 took them from her hand, aud at I replied,
once pronounced a eulogy on dandc- "'Well, now, 1 was almost glad,' J'
lions, assuring my blushing, modest faid, 'It's ati ill wind that blows no
little frieud, Patty, that if dandelion body any good ;' and I am sure that's
heed had only como over to us from almost the same as being glad. But T
England or France, or any other part i thought it was just as mean in me as it
of Europe, dandelions would be, all the,
rage1, and would' have "a place among
tho choicest flowers of the garden.
"Patty told me sho thought so too,
for Mrs. Archibald Archer, who lived
in tho great splendid houso near them,
had some little homely,' dull-blue
flowers in her garden ; but sho thought
everything of thorn becauso the seed
was imported from Europe.'
"After doing full justico to dande
lions, I took tho bouquet, and put it
into a tnmblqrn'my desk" 1 .
"'You pay my dandelions n great
deal of attentiou,' said Patty, in a
certain quaint way, peculiar to herself;
and, of courso, I assured her and
most truthfully, too that both sho nnd
the dandelions deserved all possiblo
honor. Then, forgetting that I was
u tired schoolmaster, I offered her a
chair, with all tho gallantry of a
gtllaqtrouDg gontlemau, aud beggod
her to bo siated, that we might have
a pleasant chat before tho school-bell
sounded. Sho sat down timidly, and a
certain fear of me hold her in restraint
at first ; but, in answer to many friendly
inquiries, sho told mo moro about her
self than I had ever known.
'"We aro very poor,' sho said, 'and
it isn't likely we shall ever be any other
way. 1 novo to work protty hard.
"After a minute, duriug which
she seemed to bo thinking; sno added,
with that same quaiutness of tono and
manner peculiar to. her .whon she was
speaking seriously f 'But I don't know
aa I ought to speak so. It don't sound
"'Womanly!' I exclaimed, 'Bless
your1 heart, littlo Misa Patty, how old
I always admired all virttfcs, wbefully1
deficient as I- was 'iui the1 practice of
tbom. I t
'tfatiy,I fail, a niw' idea suddenly ,
seizing me. 'wouldn't you like it if dotne
tlchT mtSn w'6Id"aibpTyou ? I don't
mean a mart who wifs rich, and nothing
more j but a zibd, affectjopate man,
who would make- a daughter, a put of
, "Patty's brown eyes-Hm browri as
; her face apd hand were In a tnoment
hxed ou me, and l telt as if I were be
jing looked out; of countenance.
"Oh! ddyou think, sir, that I would
go awaji from homo and leave' thcui all
to get ,along as weR as they could ?
Why, I couldn't do such a thing.
They couldn't keep house without pic r
"Not keep house without you I Hqw
can that be Pattyr when you arc not
quite twelve year old?"
T ilnti t lllfn tn .nil- ur. it,..l. ..l.i.t
myself,' replied Patty, aodestly twist-
ing the corner of her pockot-handker-
jK the corner of her eockot-handker
, chief, to relieve her tnbdest timidity.
uut, 0h ! vou have, no idea how it is
whh 'i ,avc tt little baby brother,
nnd he's only .jt,.Wun to creep, i
Ti... , I:.i. .'.iT.. !.
years pld ; and another brother seven,
There are two more of us children,
Tommy and I. Tommy is two years
older than I aui. aud the smartest boy
I rrfunr mrl (..ut hturiltln.. t,a lw. ran
be to do everything, so that he could
amuse the little ones ; but you see he
hasn't the time, l-'ather, you know,
tries to support us by keeping garden,
and Tommy has to help him to rai.-e
' the vegetables. So a great deal comes
.And homelimes, added Patty,
amuse the little one
W1tu a puzzled look, '1 dOU t KUOW
n-..: : ..i.. . :.,... .
M r i.i:T 1.?.,. ,..1,,. t:
wants me to. But Katy thinks she'
, baby, too- and I don t wonder for
j,'a ..i.. .1'. , ..1.1 c !: '
I try to hold" them both when Katy
crJe., and 'be"' foe W take her "'but
mv lan hardlT-hi'" inmt??ri' for thum
both." . -i
latty pacd a minute, and.sccmcd
to be thinking. Tlien flic asked me,
j all confidence, as if she supposed 1
wa, qualified tu -answer her: "What '
,wouid y0u do if you ha a babvbroehor j
nil a HttU Umr .onlv thr. ,ni.rii nM
and thev both cried 10 betaken un inti I
your lap? .Vow, what would you do?'
As schoolmaster, 1 bad solved a great
many problems but I stood almost
aghast at this question. At last, -with
mucn woraine 01 mo onun, i an-
"Run away, I'm afraid, Patty."
"Tho little lace, sober' and. old with
care, was suddenly covered with a
laugh, and Patty replied : "Oh ! no,
sir, you wouldn't. You only think so.
You'd just say to yourself that it was
your work to hold two babies, and
"Anxious to divert attentiou from
myself, for I was pretty sure that I
didn't appear to very good advantage ,
I said to Patty , 'I don't understand
how it is you have so much to-do;1 Is
your mother sick?' 1
"Nw. sir: but Pjn thinking overy
day that she'll break down1, lor she sews
sometimes hours at a time. Father
don't always have irood luck with his
vegetables j and some yeirs, when he
has splendid luck, they don't seem to
be selfish, nnd try to live on other pco
ople's failures. One yeur Mr. Shole J
the gardener, wasu t very well, and did
n't raise half as many vegetables as usu
al ; aud that made a great deal better
market for father's.'
"Just then I wafcMooking steadily at
Patty, when she colored deeply.
" ! kuow what vou are thiukiut:
about, who said. 'You are thinking
mat i was giau that Air. hhole was
cuuiu ou, mr .nr. nuoio neeas to succccu
as much as we do. I uover shall let
myself feel so again', for it's too mean
for anything. , 1 wish overybody could
succeed in this world ; dou't you ?'
i es, 1 do, fatty, said 1, speaking
out my honest thoughts and emphasiz
ing the (to. 'i wish wo courtl all suc
ceed, and succeed so well as to. have our
work all done up for a life time ; and
then we oould -Kettle down aud 'enjoy
"Party looked at me with nn amused,
inquiring face, ns if she thought mo
some thing of a study, or was surprised
at what 1 said.
" 'Oh I I don't think I really wish
that, sho said. 'I think I'd rather havo
too much to do than nothing to do.
Sometimes I'm ever so happy when
Georgiq nnd Katy are pulling ut my
dress und cliiuhiug up into my lap.
Soiuetiuws, to bo sure, I'm selfish and
get to thinking how I should like it if
tho children wcro big enough to take
cans of thomsclves, and I could havo n
chance to do socio other things ; but I'm
glad every night, oven when I'm tired,
becauso 1 know that.father nnd mother
and all tho children need mo. Why,
oven my big brother. Tommy, needs me;
and it would bo a dreadful thing for
mo to let a rich man udopt mo, even if
there, was one that wanted tn. Why, if
Tommy cuts his finger, ho always conies
to mo tjj do it up for him. He cut his
thumb only yesterday, nid, whon 1
wound somo old "linen around it and
tied it up, ho kissed uio and said ho
knew ho should nover hang
himself ho long as I was around; Oh I
it makes me ever so happy to work, be-
s tanking some
" '"''Oh', 'rio,! litflbr i c&uia ncveV be
willing to leave my toCrk.' '
" Whether Patty thought I was look-
ing athor. bonds, ot.oot, L don't know ;
'Dut'jilstlh'ch she lodked 'at 'them, and
said v-1 foot Utile brown; dingy hands I
If I. were a.rioh man's child, you would
be nice and white, and would have on
pretty Tings, too, t suppose; but never
mind. Hands were inado lor use, aud
people who ujc their hands are a great
deaVhnppier tnau'ttttoH Wlio'don't.
" As ratty started, tn go, back to, her
desk, sho. guueed again at her dandc
liouj, and said : "Tommy laughed at
me wheu I wa'iotn'g'out of tho yard,
and asked mo wnehyl was going .with
that great yellow bbquct. I didn't
kuow but it was rather foolish fur me
to think of bringing you such common
things ; bu( I always had a fancy for
dandelions, and the truth is I hadn't
any other flowers to bring you Tho
spring flowers I had wercall rooted
up.the other day by the neighbors rigs.
and 1 just cried about u 1 out i-wugneu
at royslf aftorward. When' thtf. chil
dren grow up,' or are so much older tbut
1 shall have more time, I mean to raise
ii (fearmany flower'' 'The'
"The last bell was ringing, and
l'nltv went back to tier teat, leavinir
me a wiser, and, I think, a happier j
' ft will In nt iunn lipHrim tlmL ttou-.
quet of dandelions' was missing from
my table ; and then it was1 not thrown
away, but was spread in one of the win
dows of my old bachelor sanctum to dry.
" After I am dead aud cone, there
" "P "
will bo found among my relics a box
. 1 t.... Ti'i
takes off the cover, perhaps, will say :
M What is this?' And so I will an-'
swer beforehand: 'My dandelion!
beforehand : ' My dandelion
hoquet, returned to dust.' And let
eyes that look into the box look rever-
entlv. romembrinL' "that there lie the
rc"iaius oi what was once very dear to
hie; for it was the gift of little Patty
Nelson, who taudit me that patieucc
and cheerfulness briuhten toil, aud that .
love maxes nn worn easy. '
1 I T It I. .. II '
Wehrf coming, Horace Orecler, inamlfc'htr
Wo are couilu?, uncle Iloracc, about three
Ami, If tlicy noy prove enough, toiae
So don't halt, Greeley !
As the rtTcr from the mountain source (s
running to the tea,
So ru, Irani our deep principles, are rush-
lm; uii to tliec.
We're Mr' Universal Frdedom, as we our-
vlvfi are tree
' Thcu torwaht, Greeley J
The native born and. foreigner;
ami Mmui alike,
from dar to dar.
On the read to Truth and Justice a straight
and oiien varj' '
We're political evwigellsti, whatever tooW
- may uy t !
Our champion, Greulcy,
o criooKs cue ngm ;
1I; shows his" banner' thro' the day, hit.
watchflrei blaze by night
Hit hots salute the tlap and dame, ami know
but God siul Uigtit
OurlCader'.Jrcelcy, ' , T
ExWsfr i and" - 'american'
An English traveler writes ; . I can
assure you that having liyed; in .differ
ent castles and manor-houses 'of Great
Britain, aud been accustomed to the in
dustriousliabitsaL duchesses andcount
es;cs. I was utterly astonished at the!
idlen6ss of American fine.' .ladies. No J
huglis.h-woman of,rauk (miiu the. ex
ception of a few parvenuostrom the
Quecn.downward, would reanain for one
half hour unemployed, or sit in a rocking-chair,
unless seriously ill. They
almost all (with hardly nn exception)
copy the business letters of their hus
bands, lathers 'or brothers ;' attend
miuuUily to tho wants of the poor around
thorn, aud even take part in their amuse
ments aud, sympathize with their sor
rows ; visit and suporiiiteud tho schools ;
work in their owu gardens ; seo to tbcl
household concerns, think about their
visitors ; look over' the weekly accounts,
not only of domestic expenses, but often
tliuso of the farm aud ostate ; manngo
penny clubs in conjunction with t tie
working classes, to help them to keep
themselves ; and with all these occupa
tions, by early hours, they keop up
their ooquaiutnnce with the literature
and politics of the day, and cultivate
tho accoinplishniuuts of music anddraw
ing, and of(on acquire, besides, soma
knowledge' of scientific pursuits. The
late' Marchioness of Lausdoivno was Bp
well acquainted with the cottaccrs in
tho'noighborhood that she used to visit
and lopk.atjthCjOorpscsof the dondj be
cause slid ftnlntl thathor doing so sooth
ed ami comforted tho bereaved. I have
known hor to shut herself up with
i . i , . .1
mau woman iu
her poor dwelliug,,who
d (Tor1 u ud, could not bo
1 used to lock the'
nducui to admit any ono else. Lady
Lansdownc's " only daugh
ter used ono hun
dred guineas, (given hpr by her father-in-law,
Lord Suffolk, to buy, a bracelet,)
to build pig-styes, with his permission,
nt her husbaud's littlo country residence.
She educates her own children, without
iissistauce teaching the boys Latin,
and tho girls, tHo. usual branches of edu
cation. Tho late Duchess of Bedford,
accidcutally discovered, when on a
visit to Woburn, had for .thirty years of
her married life risen six o'clock,
summer aud winter, lit her own tiro
mado) $nio; teaor jhb;Duko)indhewelf;
and then, as ho wrote his own letters of
business, sho copied them, aud they
came down to a largo, party- of guests at
10 o'clock, to dispense breakfist, with
out saying onef-d pf thejr,matujinary
avocations; so that you might havo
been a visitor iu tho house without find-
ii g oar that tho liuko or Duchess had
hose who live such lives of energy and
usefdlaeftsV but they so e'mpfif tncin.
selves without ostentation, or an idea
that they are do4nglmore than their
simpl. 4$. ' ' .
A father, not-yery; far; from, here,
read in "the paper the other mornusg
that the "Utica girls who want their
beaux to goi Irqme the-jspe night; that
they call, pull a string at the proper
hour which reverses , picture, on the
back of whioh appeanthe words 'Ten
This father, who lias a daughter
given, to late kours when a certain
youth sits up add 'helps her keep them,
tliought he wodid try this Utica plan,
so he wrote: in largo character?, on the
the back .of a huge portrait prQeorge
Washington, this inscription :
"1Q, O'.OLOCK ,t iAhXIZ'B DEDXIMI."
Then he arranged the picture so that
when he attached a string to tho frame
he could reverse it from his bed-cham-
wa oMemeil-W eUerviaar-tke
trait of George hant'lbtt slichllv out of
11 11 in b, no to speak, and in adjusting it
Kir) fiftlverbllitiro wire vealccl ih
all its suftlo ingenuity.
I IIS BUIliB ingcuuiiy.
Sallie was not a Utica girl, however.
so she just went to work and neatly ef-
faced the figure "0," leaving the 1
standing solitary and upright which,
you will observe, made a iew hours dif
ference, in her bedtime. -That night,
as usual, .Sallie received a visit Irom
1 her young man which his front name
1 11 a
lion..- -.l ho .
ttchod bi string to fi. W.'s tortrtit,
and retired to his downV couch. 1 "
About ten o'clock, while Henry and
Sallie were deeply absorbed in some
knottyWcm, with their heads so
contiguous Ikat T0UJ couldn't insert a
piece ol ttasve paper between them, the
Father of his Country suddenly turned
his face to
me wan.i as it ne was
(rare upon such doiocrs.
lleury, with a sudden star, glanced at
tuc picture, and saw the band-writing
on the wall, as it we're, which read.
"1 o'clock in Sallie's bedtime." Thon
Henry looked at Sallie with, an inter;
rogation n bin eye, whicti was" partly
dispelled by the fair maid murmuring.
"It's nil right." fleury said of course
it was all right that' he had long
known 1 o'clock was her bedtime, and
that it was lato enough, too, for b
young lady to be out of bed, but what
business, hc ad) had, George Wash
ington's portrait' to be flopping about
that way '.' Then Sallie explained, and
the twain resumed work on the prob
lem, Heiiryr putting his marbuojl
Sallie" to prevent "her "falling off tho
Aleanwblld the old man was waiting
for the front door to, open, and his
would-be son-in-law's footsteps 'patter
ing ou the pavement with the toes oi his
boots poiuting from the house. These
sounds not falling upon his cars, and
.l.sl.t I -.U. " Y.I .t-l'-L'-JiJ. I
uuuiciug uiuy UV UIU llllllg UlUU i
trnrlr rirhf ho fnvft tbe fttrinr nnntbor
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pu"i anu ueorge . again laceu tne
audience. Then he listened, but he
heard np footsteptfbothing bht a
p'ccullarsouud, something resembling
the popping of champague corks.
Then the string was pulled again
and agnLy-aud againindicating that
tbeoTd fellow wasjust readyto explode
with rage. And- or fully fifteen
minutes did he hVve the portrait of the
man who could not tell a lie turning
excited flip-flaps and things on the
wall. . like a bewitched gymnaistj until,
he fell asleep exhausted sallips father
fell asleep, not the portrait.
Henry kissed Sallie good night at 1
o'clock a. in. remarking; as he did so,
that it would seem like a long, long,
weary year ere'hQwould sec her again
because,' you know, he didn't expect to
f eo her ngairi until the evening of that
Tho next morning her father
examined that portrait, and when he
fullv understood iho situation, ho was
pained, lie ehed a silent tear, detatoheel
(lie string, sponged out tho inscription,
and walked away with the weight of
hlty-hvo years on his shoulders that
being(his age. Ho says a girl who will
go DacK on ner lather iu that way
would just as lief aB not disgrace her
parents by'marrying a Congressman.
DEATH. OI? "BISMAfiCKS' PEN
Dr, Abekeu, one pf tho most
influential aud high-toned leaders of
public opinion in Gormany,r has jusF
died in Berlin', The'do'ctbr was kuowu
of Jato yean to the Prussians under the
, familiar ' tit'lb ot ''Bismarck's ' 'Pen,"
owing to tho intimacy of his official
relationship to the famous'1 Prince
Prcmior. Some have 'said that he was
oven moro than the'pen,',' that ho was
tho source of inspiration of the great
statesman. The history pi Abckenslilo
would form n most instructive com
mentary on tho history of Germany
since the year 1830. Ho began life as
a clcrgymau, and many friends will
remember him still as such at Rome in
tho houso of the Prussian ambassador,
Buusen, whoso devoted 'friend he
remained through HIo, ile was with
Bunson in England at tho titpo of tho
aud he published then several most
lUUUUnUUU UIVUU UVIUOaiDIMIWIflllUI'IIUj
learned essays in English on tho
ecclesiastical and political questions
involved iu this first attompt at a
common actiou pf tho English and
coutiuental.Churchua. He altorwards
entered the Foreiun Ofhoe at Berlin,
aud passed through the bright days
nf Frankfort and tho dark davs of Ol.
mutz, always an iudepondehfobiorver,
but, at tho same timo, a most trust
worthy servant of the ministers who
wcro successively called to tho helm
during thoso stormy tilncs. When
in k qualities ho neveruirain parted with
him. During the wbolpof tho Uie, war
with rranco Dr, Abeken fraa ajwayi
either with Bismarck or with the Ea
oror. it wan he who scat the tamoui
timet k kind 'of hero-worship. Th'ere"
wa, something alnlbrt fsralnine in hit
devotien t k;t friends; in his utter for.
getftilaoii of eelf; in his faith in char
acters which ho had once learned to re-
nect. lie behoved in a divmeuovern-
ment of (he world, and did not believe
in successes wnicli ara bounht at tho
expense of principle. Tho Emperor of
ucrmany will lose in. nini a faltnlul
servant, Germany a true patriot, and
England, too, a sincere drairer, and
well-wisher. He knew both the strong
ud the weak points, of the English
character, it was one ot his opinions
that "The peace' of the wbf Id could
never be secure unless the German
and' Enirlith nations joined 'hands for
the defence of th'o highest interests of
manltlnd."-i-iVCTe Tor HentM.'
A arcat deal.mieht be. and oucht to
besud in reproof of the coarseness of
speed iiiai accompanies our increasing
looseness of manners. Jfen do not, it
is true, swear as volubly aa 'the Mo
kwkrxnd Squire Westerns pf the last
ciaMrr, wnu uiur miceooe Baruiy
rTjmes or ineremsea reverence ; nut wo
men no longer confl6e themselves to
such "sarcenet oaths" as fell from tho
lips of the Reynolds aud Gainsborough
divinities, They assert their "ad
vanced" position by little ventures into
the region of blasphemy, and increased
prpfamty in the use of sacred names, as
may be seen in certain pictures of life
by female hands of undoubted accuracy.
Our mannere at the best, are but of
superficial polish, and are Very ready
to relapse into bolldog barbarism ; and
here are our ladies, the core and re
serve of, our civilising forces, brcakine
out into atrango oaths, or, not having
originality enough for that, adontioc
the used-up expletives of roughs and
rowdies. Vet. startling, as her profan
ity may be, we doubt whether the his
torical younjr lady of Folkestone who
gauged her indifference by 'Mwo d ns
of a tinker" isih Uie long run an mis
chievous as the languishing fair one
wno cannot be "ictcned oy such awlul
cnaiic at, lor instance, a village sermon
who finds domestic life a "one-horse"
affair whost "relieving officer muffs
tho businesa" if he advises certain re
forms in her "awfully jolly" Btyle
who requires, as restoratives to her
over-wrought nerves, "thunder and
lightening" nr "shanty gaff" though
that is, when absorbed, "simply skit
tles," you know, not half such a drink
aa b, and s, who can put you on sev
eral "morals" in the way of "gees" and
"chasers, tell tho points of her "quad"
and the history of the chief "pretty
horsebreakcrs," but "can't execute a
large order in the way of virtues es
teemed by thoce fogies nnd "howling
bores," her grandfathers, But the
Blanc dictionarv is becoming so volumi
nous' that we cannot proceed even to
give an ideaot its various dialects, rang
mg as they do irom the ribaldry of the
iientisn hopper to the drawled jargon
ot Goodwood aud llurlingbam.
A FIREPROOF MAN.
About the year 18G9, one Lionetto,
a Spaniard, (writes a French chemist,)
astonished not only the ignorant, bnt
chemists aud other men of science, ia
France, Germany, Italy, and England,
by the impunity with whioh he handled
red hot iron and molten lead, drank
.boiling oil, and performed othor feat
equally miraculous. While he was at
Naples, he attracted tho notico of
Professor Sementeni; who narrowly
watohed all bis operations - and
endeavored to discover his secret.
He observed,- in the first place, that,
when, Lionetto applied piece of red
hot: iron to his hair, dense fumes im
mediately rose from it, aud the samo
occurred when he tonohed his foot with
the iron, He also saw him placo a rod
of iron, oearly red hot, between his teeth,
without burning himself, drink the
third of a teaspoonful of boiling oil,
and, taking up molten lead with his
fingers, place it on his tongue without
apparent inconvenionce. Somonteui's
efforts, after performing several
experiments upon himself, were finally
crowned with success. He found that
by friction with sulphurio acid diluted
with water, tho skin might be made
insensible to the action ot tho heat of
red hot iron ; a solution of alum, evap
orated until it became spongy, appeared
to be moro cncctualy iu these, frictions.
.A t-V ' L. 1. . 1 - a. I.
Alter naviug ruuucu ine .parts which
were thus renuerea, m gome degree,
insensible, with hard soap, he discovered,
on tho application of hot iron, that
their insensibility was increased. He
then determined on again rubbing tho
parts with soap, and alter this louuu
that'th'6iJhot iroii not only occasioned
no pain; but that it actually did not
burn tho hair. Being thus far satisfied,
the Professor applied hard soap to his
tongue until it became insensible to the
heat of the iron ; and having placed an
ointment, composed of soap nuxod with
a solutiou of alum upon it, boiling oil
did not burn it ; whilo the oil remained
on tho tongue", a slight hissing was
heard, similar to that of hot iron when
thrust into water ; the oil soon cooltd,
and might ,theu be swallowed without
danger, Sovcral scientific nieu havo.
siiico, it is said, successfully repeated
tlie.experimepta of Prolqssor Scnien-.
tcni, but wo would not recommend any
but professionals to try the experiments.
MARBLE VERSUS TJRONZE.
All open-air marbles look cold and
bare in our climato, and are prone to
discolor, in whioh case they repel like a
weii-snapcd woman with an unclean
skin. UutolbTPUzee,curtou8ly enough,
wo might aliaost say, were Unbt . a par
adox, that .tfcey improvo tinder a coat
of dust. There J4 seiuetblug disagree
ably garith in that Hght.brooM whioh
has coiatbieh into theftshlw fer
and whai not Om;tfc4 over hand, ob
serve tome nefleeted IfWarTbronie a
grandly -conceived' head and shoulders,
osioa pn.iia,)oiiy mMi lw"("
the satirlcarrcTfbJ? R. Jlmpt'ng.. for
dently of its heresy to our whofestttflG
lankec house-keeping maxims and
family training ; still, there is n leaven
of truth in it, and on great bronzo-sculp-tured
doora.yoii may sometimes !soe tho
same softening influence. So, again, a
marbld figure mantled in snow or pelted
by "In, In our climate, is a pitiable
object; whereas the same man or wo
man in bronze seems moro comfortable,
less cheerless, more nblo to endure
November gales and January storms.
In other wprds, bronze takes naturallj
.moke in which hZs .3 '
i rUfto. !,.. v,.... -.!-.;... '
,wiM..Mkgw A.ui iiioiu n men hi 5inr t
wHcron niaroio Hiaiues on city thor
onghfares often look desolate, dirty,
and repulsive. "Drtftuwd" in Gal
axy for Scptonlcr.
THE3IANXTFACT UJIE OF
Say you wish to make a copy of the
"Madonna della Sedia." A box three
feet by three and a half, with shallow
side, is procured and filled with wet al
abaster, nicely, .sniopthed oyer and left
to dry. Then the picture is drawn by
lead-pencil on the alabaster, and the
w6rk commences. Arouud the artist
are little boxes of stones of all colors
and all sizes, and at his sido is a little
grinding stone. He wishes probably
to make the eye first. The ball, of
course, must be the commencement.
All tho dry alabaster in thecirele of the
boll is chiseled out, wet alabaster is put
in its place, tiny white stones aro then
placed in the material, until iho ''ball"
la made. Tho pupil, say, is black, the
"iris" gray, and the "light of the eyo"1
white. lie then turns to the boxes,
after chiseling out the alnbnstcr, as be-
tore, ana rcacnes lor the: necessary
colors and shades. Sometimes ho is
half a day before one is found, and often
it it too largo when found. He turns
to his whetting-stonc and grinds the
tiny piece to a still tinier picco 1 Think
of the work, tho labor, the precious
timo I Is it any wonder that the mati's
life is short, and that his Clays aro spent
long hetoro the work is done: At a
manufactory in Rome fhcro was ait un
finished picture, waiting for somu one
to cpmploto it. Tho man had died and
left this as his life-work. In Florence,
if an artist in mosaics lives to bo "six
ty," the government gives him a "pen
sion." It can afford the pension, for
few live to that age. fbrcian Corns-
pondence of Louitvilk Courier-Journal.
The action of the Apollo Belvedere
has most probably been misunderstood
all theso years.- It is more than proba
ble that the god did not hold tho bow
in his left hand tho left hand, as we
seo it, is a modern restoration but
the rcgis, with which he is in the act
of striking terror into the Celts who
have dared to atttack his temple at
Delphi. A Htnall bronze statue ot
Apollo in the Stroganoff Museum it St.
Petersburg bears so close a resemblance
co uie ivpouo o. iuu t aueau us 10 i
suggest to tho most earless spectator a
A- .1.- I I . 1' A ft 1 .. 1 . A
closo connection between them. The
movement of the body, the actiou ot
limbs, is so nearly the same iu each,
that one must have been suggested by
the othor. Now tho bronze has m its
left hand tho romains of the tvgis, and
it mcems most probable that this motive
was that of the original statue. The
advantage it has over tho more com
monly accepted view of the action of
the god is, that it substitutes, for tho
somewhat vulgar astonishment at his
own exploit, or admiration, ht least,
somothing more natural and heroic.
But it leaves the statuo still open to the
charge of thcatricalncsa, a defect which
makes itself telt more and more ns we
compare it with the worka of uu elder
age. ;Yon a ill tat rated article on
"Sculpture," in Scribner't for Sejitember.
DEATH OV CITIZENS IN THE
SIEGE OF PARIS.
A paper iu the Britih Medical Jour
nal, by Dr. Henry Sueur, gives the
figures of mortality in Paris during tho
siege with a completeness not hither
to reached. According to his com
putation, tho loss of life to the civil
population was over 50,000. He as
serts that 300,000 Parisians left tho city
before tho investment, and that 11)0,000
troops aud 170,000 refugees eutered it,
so that the aggregate of population
was considerably increased, faking,
then, the death-rate for the four years
preceding the siege, and for the 28
weeks of siege in the next succeed
ing year, ho fiuds tho excess of deaths
to be 52,803, The greatest number of
deaths was of men between 15 and 2;"),
this being tho class most actively
engaged in the public service, und tho
least number was of men between tho
ages of -10 and 60, theso being less
engaged in public service, and having,
perhaps, both means nnd disposition to
take better care of themselves. Besides
tho inevitable suffering from privation
and exposure in military service, the
population had to contend with an un
usual prevalence of smallpox, bronch
itis, pneumonia, typhoid fever, diarrluea
Tr n,nr i,n .. n nn lm north i
.:,! r tkn nnii.i. 'l,.r.. iirirhnns. the i
e.-w w. .. .B- " . - I '
eaves drip and uosunugui ians, uui
, . - v .1 - ..;..,!.
whoso unsightliiiess a window opens,
transform it into a fernery. On uny
rainy day send a roan and a cart to tho
nearest woods, and let him bring dowu
a load of fornsand brakes' taken up with
at leatt eight inches of earth clingiug
to them. It is better to tako such as
grow in tho more open places and then
they pine lost for the old thado. Have
six or seven inchea of tho bard-packed
oil taken out, and tho ferns carefully
set is their new hoate, block to block,
the tpae between being filled with
blaok earth, and. ell tho. roota.covered
with moMi from, the wood. Then for
two pfjAreV daymbjg AeiU t
is a tangle ofVilci 'vines among them,
ipdj group of oalla lilies is in bloom
A dinintr-roouiTtofe.t'10. Ierns border.
and to seo this waving fernery throflgii 1 9l.??!L,
tno naii-ciosed blinds is to seo in ini-1 wild Cil
aginntion tho glory of tho tropics, yet ' barley,
to feel tho coolness of dcen northern ' flax, on
woods. From "Jfowc ond noddy" in j nnd tel
Scribncr't Monthh. ' with nil
A r USSIL I'ALM TREK. The
A fossil palm tree is reported in Col-1 whom .
orauo, iwcniy-one miles soutn ot ien- nn rei
r, wuieaiturouaDiy uio larucsi spcci- ' mucn,
i..ff...!l .-.!. .? .ll.-f.... r
1. !-L !i t. H...I 1 . 1 M
w.c" .f 1 venation ever discover-
cu - -it is In
two sections, measurim?
logetner nity leet in length. One
section Is thirty-nine feet long, with a
diameter at tho lnrgest ond of about
twenty-two feet. Tho other is twenty
one, feet long, and is nine feet iu diam
eter midway from" the ends. The trco
is 'now stone, haul and flinty as porphy
ry. Somo of itappear like nate, fine
ly veined and delicately tinted, while
other portions are as vlnte as snow,
showing a polished surface like chalce
dony. Portions of the trunk are'
honey-combed, and tho cavities tilled
with delicate crystal, which brought to
the ' light, sparkle like diamonds.
Specimens of the bark have been chipp
ed off, which displayed all tho lines
and marks of the original formation.
The trco is literally a great curiosity.
1 . 1 M. ... . ' . (J
A FISH WITH Font HANDS.
Mr. FflOKD, member of the Australian
Kclipuo Expedition, receutly described
before the Royal Society a mo.-t
extraordinary creature, which was
dredged up from tho bottom of the sea
near tho northern shores of Australia.
.Mr. Foord says : "The body was that
of a fish, but, wonderful to relate, it had , take ca
in tho place ot tins lour legs, terminated Such fci
by what you might call hands, by thnn th
means of which it made its way rapidly our far:
over tho corol reel. hen placed nn labor in
tho skylight of tho steamer, the hsh feed, b
sioou up on us lour legs, a sight to be a
I. .-1.1 I T. . II 1 . i
iu 1K.-11UIU1 ii w.ii sunn i, nun siiiiic-. small Wi
thing like a lizard, but with the body i wind an
l of a hsh 1 Tho land annuals of Aus- nnd Up
tralla are notorious lor their peculiar in subst
forms and structure, but nceordint! to ' cured a
the above they are even les noiule- Such fo
script than those inhabiting the Aus-, cars are
tralian seas. .Mr. lute, member of and the
the same expedition, tells strange talcs and con
about rats, "ilie little island upon
which we pitched our tents," he says,
"was overrun with them, and what was
most extraordinary, they were of every
color from blaok to yellow, and some
n Galaxy for September,
FOR THE FRFGAL.
Yet even while wo set with closed
blinds, in what Ilosea Biglow calls
"simmerin' darkness,' the fair sumner
fashions and nutui
mil sewing gives us i
pause. The summer coiupuigu leaves
us in rags, commonly, and tho first
thing to be obtained is a short black
s cowu 0t pasablo appearance,
Cinderella's coach began ia u pump-
... - . .
kin, and our gown shall graduate from
the piece-box. Rip up and brush all
thc'old black silk which is of similar
i surface. Put a pair ot old kid gloves
in a quart of cold water, and by slow
boiling rcduco the quart to a piut.
With this liquid sponge the silk on the
future right side, and press it on the
wrong. It will be. found not only to
is going, nud the thought ol autumn '" "I
have tho substance of new silk, but the i acre wt
beautiful soft surface. And what is a hand:
more, it will retnin it for months, the cd this
gluten seeming to supply the place of most
tho original dressing. Let it be mado I had a
as may bor- only as u goueral principle fertilit
it would seem to be well not to take the fio
one of the fair hmnress s gowns as a diu noi
moili'l for n nieced-un and turned uar-' plough'
nieiit. Tho more's she pity that tho I been b:
hint is needed by so many pretty girls, i ly- 0
From Jlumc and iocittu in Scribncr's . 20th o
AX AUNORMAL Al'PlvJTlT.. ' as foil
Tho Paris Itqaro tells this story ot receive
an abnormal appetite ; M. Geoffrey per ac
Ste. Hillaire, the well known director pounds!
ot tho Jardiu d 'Acclimation, noticed 1 brcaku!
that tho small birds wcro rapidly and 1 bushels
mysteriously uiMippcanug. iner a uuier
I 1?..--. ! 4 A . liT 1
some days watch it was louuu mat n j per acrl
little African negro, who took care ot would
. i .1 1 . ir ,
the eameis, was tnu euiprit. no was leave ai
caught in tho act of eating a fine rose-1 per aci
colored crane. It was alive and utter-1
iiiL' hideous cries, which apparently . BAl
only increased the zest with which tho ' A
young monster bit into its raw and ,oHrnil
bleeding back. Ho confessed to hav-1 X. H.
. .i ii ii .i . i .
ing stolen aim uevourea iiuvc outer mis-1 the gt
sing birds. A sound whipping seems , hnvoel
to havo dono him uo good, for ho was For a
found three hours afterwards engaged ! miles i
in a furious battle with the seal, which overyt
ho probably inteuded tu kill and cat. ' but tr
lib was at onco put in cloe confine- fields
mcnt. of six!
DMU.uu.M-.. i.s eal
Tun increasing u for bromiilu of, These!
notassiiim. another of chemistry's . two oi
contributions, would havo becu impost-1 lookir
iblo. were it not for tho extraordinary
discovciy pf au apparently evaporated j
sea water bed iu Germau v. The amount ,
ofbromido consumed iu medieine is
uow enormous! and
mot ot it is denv
The samo mines
cd Irom its source
havo nlso oomplctclv ehauged our
sources of potach ; they produce far
moro than all tho other sources of Eng.
land and Franco put together, and havo
so roducod the price that carbonate of
notash is now largely mado in this
country at a price which competes most
favorably with Amercian pearlash, and
will ultimately urivo it out ot the mar
ket. Bromide of potassium is an iu
stance of aeubatanco long used in mcdi
ciuc uwutu iu) ytiuaum propemet were
vr !. i....t.i
STRAW4?N .ANCIENT BKICKS.
An AwttrieaMraatUiaid fo kavedit-
caveredvibyiMansof a microwopevl"
ttnte Uken froii the pyramid ox Dl.
mir nisnv " Inloresiing particulart
j HOW '
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m shall bd
of our ;
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die, cut J
. cd, and
can let '
1 or three
1 and so