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JOUX II. OI3EULY, ' PUBLISHER.
SMALL SCRAP OF
"Will ion walk Into my parlor" 'iilil
-ii'ii;r u im" ii v ;
" It's tlio prettiest "little parlor tliat crr ton
I twin a glorious day in t lm first week
til Jiiim, hour, mid-tiny ; place, one ol'
thoso queer, half-latio bitsofroad lead
tug front the highway down to n plut
form where the car were wont to halt
and take up passengers when any were
there to he taken tiji.
Tnis halting place was for the eon
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veniencc of a thickly settled neighbor-
hood, with "meotin'-houso,' general
store, and blacksmith s shop rejoicing
in he name of "Slow Creek Bend '
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the namo would have been, to say the
least, appropriate. However we have
nothing to do with theso folks, our af
fair i too look after one Mr. Alf Mait
land, who just at that time was walking
slowly down the two plank, laid length
wise, path, dignified by the name of
He was a fine-looking fellow of
thirty, or thercabouts- eviilently u city
man and he wtiiutcrcd along, now
lllttmnilltr flint' 1ili.ull.(it ..
of a song, meanwhile twirling his stick,
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"I nmii-'lllllfc 'II Illi; IIL.M11 III Olll.'lllll llg
latsies unu ouitereup growiu
unmolested by the roadside.
He was not thinking of the song, nor
of the buttercups he was not thinking
at all. Ile was in that restful mood,
which most people know, when the pure
air refreshes, the motion of walking
sceni" to let ofr the over-excitement of
the brain, and scrap- ofihought,gleam"
of fancy, picture" from memory, tame
and go of their own accord, volition
seeming to have nothing to do in the
He left homo that morning by six
o clock train, visited a town some ten
miles distant on business for a
mercantile houc of the city (he was a
lawyers, had disposed of the business
sooner than he anticipated, and then
hired a conveyance to drive him acro-s
the country to Slow Creek lleud.
He had been deputed to examine
that locality in the intt-re-t of a party
of friends, wishing to find a rural
neighborhood where they might go in
company and rusticate some of them
for the summer, others for a few weeks,
previous to entering upon the gay cam
paign of some fashionable watering
place. In the course of half an hour he had
learned all he wished to ascertain, and
jiow wa- on bis way to catch a train
that should pas- the aforesaid platform
about one o'clock.
Wc left him sauntering and -witching
at the innocent daisies, while through
his idle brain went flitting all manner
He queried whether Dodge would
keep that buines appointment to
morrow. He wondered how many
crows there might be in that corn-field.
Would Helen, his wife (he wa a
married mam, have shad and veal
cutlets and strawberrie for dinner,
and the prospective dinner loomed up
invitingly, for he was hungry. Would
Chancery decision come in to-day or to
morrow? Had he better recommend
the Hawleys to join him in taking that
big, cool, though barn-like structure, at
Slow Creek llend. or would it not be
nicer to take those two small hoiise
at opposite ends of the little settlement?
H'm ye better arrangement that.
And then he went off into a reverie,
in which were mingled in delightful
confusion a pair of large, lu-cious-look
ing black eyes, a form somewhat full, 1
nil iuii uio 111 voiiijiiuous grace ,
round white amis (enamelled they were,
to bo sure, but be was not thinking of
enamel), a pair of plump, ripe lips,
sensual they were; but he did not recog
nize thc expression, he only knew they
smiled bewitchiugly ou him.
He was growing intoxicated dizzy
on his own brain-conjurnd phanta-m
when he wa suddenly recalled te sober
life bj u double summons.
At the same moment, thc locomotive
whistle sounded iu bis ear.-, and he hit
a corn ou his right foot a most
unsentimened rap with that whisking
It was an hour and a half's ride to
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the city, and, by-thc-way, this was a !
short bit of railroad braehing off, for
thc accommodation of several consid-
erable, but out-of-the-way, towns aud
As the train reached the terminus
where he was tu tako tho regular line,
many a huugry soul was gladdened by
tho cry :
"Fifteen minutes for refreshments."
Alf Maitland joined the rushing
crowd, bolted his lunch, was lucky
enough to sccuro a wholo scat in thc 1
car, ou winch ho stretched himself as
much as was practicable, pulled his hat
over his eyes, and dozed as comfortably
as circumstances would admit, until
the din and odors warned him to shako
himself up, and bo ready to alight.
Still, us ho left tho cars, and stood
among thojostling throngat the station,
he did not soem fairly aroused aud
wide-awake, for ho paid 110 heed to the
nod of ouo acquaintance, nor to tho jog
King elbow ol another ; and, finally, bo
not off in slow, dreamy manual, in n
direction which led neither to bis office
nor homeward. In fact, ho wusnot go
ing to cithor of thoso places; his busi
uies had been arranged for 11 day's ab
Jwnco, and he was not expected homo
until dinner-time, which in their house
was Hix o'clock, and it was not yet
threo ; so, alter a short walk, ho found
himself opposite u largo, first-class
Lifting his gaze toward a window-
fronting him, he encountered tho ident
However, Hie beautiful ensnarer was
no fceutiuieiital novice; she knew just
the point lor retreat, and so, at this
juncture, she waved her visitor to a scat,
and. tilacniL' liir)iilf (nniiiiT :.. ..n i.
Bl" ...V Willi. IMI,
m. let tlm ... . .. .1 ... I .1
b window, inquired the success
mornings expedition. The
, -village project was discussed;
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travel, an d the modes of life, current
opinion", etc., of other land". Mrs.
Hawley ( hoped that Chancery suit would
.nun mu luiMurcuiiuii turned on lorcigu
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''"".u...u.ijlllFil 11JI till' 11
bo decided in his favor; it was such a
pity, .Mich n shamo, the said, to ceo a
man of his capabilities for enjoyment
tied down to tlie drudgery of bushier,
and to the iiionotonom life he
she cried, "you must lninnUn
riL'ht to n-iel-1
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a par of novelty ami
' mf .;
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, ii iikii run iiiiiih uui
und go with ti for
1 delight. '
his lips to reply, but
allow him. she
ro-e, iind rather authoritatively
requested him to remove some iniiic
from the piano. .She, meantime, seat
ed her.-elf. ran her tim.era m..r tin.
kevs. and bumi imn :i vi.'pi- i.. ......) nr
pasMonate song, throwing'on him, at
intervals, the full "low of'her linriiWii.
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hen he was half-maddened
suddenly eeactl, and lifted her hand
"There! Do you know V0ll
!,a,UhJt; "'"'I- 'ou
into foruettniL' a
m l,..v,. t...,..,!
forgetting an engagement? I
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must go this very instant. -Ik rWr
And she wa" gone.
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hail pas-ed since he entered that parlor
mill Vet It in 1 IT ' I
a in ti ii hceineu scarcely live minutes,
He descended to the street, took the
horse-ears, and entered his own door
at half-past four. As he had expected,
his wife was out would be in jut in
time for dinner. So he went to tho
bath-room, had a refreshing bath, and
then threw him-elf on a sofu in bis
bed-room to wait for his wife and din
ner. Lying there, the revery crept on
him again, only amidst the homo sur
rounding! the wifely fate and form
mingled in fancy'" dance. Oddly, as
if he were thinking outside his own be
ing, he wondered how that man, who
:i" formerly himself had counted
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pretty, play 1 ul open hearted Helen
Hos as tho perfection of feminine ,
loveliness. How pointless, how almost
insipid, she appeared beside that bril
liant, Cleopatra-like dame who '
had ju-t swept away from
him ! As glance and smile and siren
voice came floating up before him at
memory's call, he gave his shoulders an
impatient shake. v hy could not
Helen have some life about her, instead i
o that stupid, monotonous earnestness?
She wa- just a tiresome child, and
never could be else or more. lint
the-c rumination", mute naturally for
a man alone and extended ou a sofa.
ran. itisen-ibly, past the boundary of
consciousness, and lauded him iu thc
region of dream-
Iu this domain of shadows the hoped
for wealth wa- his. Business was laid
a-ide, and aUo droniug care : pleasure
was now the object and the order of
his life. At first, the dual couples
Hawley and wife, himself and Helen
were setting-off ou the much dis
cussed tour of the old world . but soon
as is the fashion of dreams he wa- 1
wnnuering wnn oniy ner, me I'npiuan
tjucen of his imagination, through gal
leries of art ; then among the ruins of
classic Italy; aud anon they shot
through the arche- of Venice , and, a
their gondola drew up be.-ide a stately
mansion, he sprang upon the terrace
like step.-, and essayed to lift the form
of his encliaiitre . But, as with de
lirious eagcrne.-s he clasped her iu his
inns, suddenly, instantly, the glamour ,
fell trotn hi.- eyes, and he saw that he
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held only a foul, a fiendish hag yet
stilla fearful caricature of what a moment
cilice ho adored. The figure, so full
of voluptuous grace, was but a bloated,
disgiiBting mass of flesh. The skin of
polished ivory was craekel, blotched,
iiidcou", and the eyes shot forth gleams
of frightful malignity. Transfixed ho'
stood, and his hands fell powerless to I
his sides, while down down into the
dark abyss of waters sank with widely j
tossing arms, the horrid phantom. He ,
did not cry out, he did not make a mo-
tion of rescue; he merely turned and
hastened away. 1
But now his path lay up a steep and 1
steep and ;
0 ! just be- j
rugged mountain side; and, lo ! just b
fore him. beside a nrccinitotis deelivit
lore him, beside a precij
flood, side by side, his
Helen and Tom Ha
own wife his .
Hawley. She was !
looking up into his face with that wide-1
eyed look of child-like earue&tness
which had so lately chafed her hus
band's waking thoughts, and ho yes,
Hawley's countenance was but a con
centrated leer. Helen seemed to notice
this expression, and, stepping back
ward iu instinctive fright, sho went
over tho precipice, with blanched face
and sad, appealing eyes, while Hawley
laughed aloud like some deriding de
mon. Maitland sprang to his feet, and
found himself standing on his own bed
room carpet; but tho laugh was still in
his cars. No mistake ; it uuts a laugh,
uud it ux Tom Uuwk.
Scarcely awuko, Alf stepped to the
window, and. peening through the
blinds, saw Helen iust inside tho yard, I
and Hawley was yet holding the gute precht had at that timo already written
which ho hud opened for her. A pair . a number of military marches, which
of prancing bays nud a handsome car- attracted tho attention of tho great
riogo wuiting told tho wholo tulo. maestro Spontini, and which were soon
Hawley had either taken the lady out 1 altcrward played by all Germau bauds,
for a drive or had picked her up somo- In tho following years ho devoted his
whero, and was now sottiug her down attention principally to tho improv
tit home. He whs saying, us Alf inent of the instruments of military
reached tho open window "I am not bands, and in 18155 he introduced tho
quite sure about you. I half suspect bass tuba, which has ever since been an
those clear, calm eyes of yours are indispcusablo instrument. In 1840 he
deep enough to drown a dozen men ; : invented tho so-called batyphon, 11 sort
mid faith, I shouldn't wonder to ceo of buss clarionet, uud made a professional
you wake up uud do mischief yet. journoy throughout Germany and
Wait till we get out of these uurrow Austria, mcetiug everywhere with tho
ruts, go scampering over Europe, and most distinguished reception. In 1841
. ready. As for our hero, with that
, masculine quality of consistency, so
often most conspicuous by its absence,
( he was fuming round the' room, bang-
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1 steam by abusing those offending nether'
appendages. Helen was in high spirits,
mid very chatty. She said lluwlcy
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V1.I nilUU IITMIIIIl.li:illirill. r..IirillIM ll'l
was such a good-natured, generous fel -
1 low, and it was so nice to have plenty
of money, ile saw her making lor the
street-ears and stopped her, insisting
on calling a carnage, lor he said those
ears were no place for a lady, and she
iieclareil that carriage must have up-
jcareu by magic she coulUn t tell how,
or from what quarter it came, hue
i rattled on, but All' was hungry, and ato
I u,,IIJCr m glum silence; only once
',u actually stole a look at Helen's eyes,
w,,un t''anf?e to say, his old notion
about their beauty came over bun, and
he rapped out a rough ejaculation with
Hawley h name mentally suffixed,
though audibly the niNcreaut was "that
As they came upstairs JVoni dinner,
iniiu iuj ii rifjiiuioui-iouKiiig uouiiiiicui
' on 'he library
Helen rcized it,
ran wnn it to Ait, exeiauiing,
' ""ere it is ! here it is ! Oh ! be quick
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and tell me I And she danced arouud
1 '' 'lcr '",ra,'ei"-'t'i while her husband
' H''ewt'j'' s,"l''" but carefully read it.
I At last he Hung it down, and, looking
"to her face with, what she thought, a
' ut0 ,tir with, ul.ut tlioufht, a
i orange uAjtrcsMon, saw x no ueci-ion
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has got the whole property, and I dont
care one cent. Helen did care ; all her
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. "ave the kimck of falling. Watering,
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pair in short, high life in general
all gone with that untoward decision in ,
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i. ii ii hi. i; . iiwticr, uiiian-iiKo, or .
rather like some women, after the first i
flush of feeling bad subsided she was
I happy and lively as ever. I
For some reason, the Slow Creek '
llend scheme was a failure. The
c..;i..... 'ri. i
1 Hawleys went oft' incontinently with i
somo new friend", and three weeks,
later, one Sunday, in a cottage n good
way out in thecuuutry, one might have
seen Mr. and Mr.-. Maitland. She was ,
iu a cool wrapper, he in shirt-sleeves,
, and they were lolling about a breezy
. ittL. .,arior. wieu the a()y cric,l ..s-avt
Alf, 1 had your Prayer-book this morn-
mg at church, and 1 should like to .
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know who na.s ueeu marKiiig h up so
mat iiauuaomo new ijook mat 1 gave i
you last Christmas. In half a dozen
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places mere are ncavy, oiue iinesurawn
'What sentences?" said he, quietly.
J.ct inc sec, replied Helen, taking
tht. from the taue. "I know one
jg ju the .Lord's Prayer' I do believe
every time it occw, and a whole verse
of thc ..Morning P.-alm,' "
True enough, there was a blue score
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temptation,' and thc sixth verse of the
one hundred and twenty-fourth Psalm
was also underlined in the same way.
lie was standing leaning against the
side of thc open window, slie in fiont of
him, the open book in her baud, aud as
she turned the leaves she looked up at '
him, with that expression of childish
wonder iu the hazel eyes ; but his earn
est, serious, aiisweringgaze startled her.
He reached out one hand, drew her to
ward him, and looked down into her
eyes as if he would search her very soul,
saying, low and slowly, "j.ook nere,
little one. Go you and score your own
Suddonh she seemed to catch his
moaning, tor a crimson flush mounted
to the roots of'her hair ; her eyes droop
ed, aud with a convulsive sob she flung
her arms around his neck, nud hid her
face against hi- shoulder. His arms
closed about her, and his head went
down to meet
hers ; but leave them
are safe now. Thank
AIJKKKN, "MSMAKKS I'KN."
Iu August last Prussia has lost
two of her most eminent citizens. On
the 4th oi August illiiim rredcrick
the 4th ot August illinm t redenck ,
Wieprccht, the General Mttsio-director
of tho Prussian armies, ono of the mo.-t
eminent German compo-ers, uud the
author of some of tho mot inspiring
military inarches of our times, died at
Berlin. Ho was born on the 10th of
August, 1802, at Aschcrslebcii. His
father was musical leader of the
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oreucstra 111 uiai city, unu gave nis sou 1
lessons iu instrumental music and soon j
succeeded in making an excellent )
violonist of bun. Iu his sixteenth
year young Wieprccht wont to Dres- j
den, .where he played before King i
Anthony, tho unfortunate friend of
Napoleon tho First, who was so charmed ,
with his taleutH'that lie caused lessons
to bo given to him by the foremost
musical teachers of Gormany. Voting
Wieprccht proved so apt u pupil, that
in 1824 King Frederick William tho
Third of Prussia appointed him a
member of his private band. Wio-
CAIRO, ILLINOIS. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1872.
denounced Wicprccht in unmeasured
' terms ; but the experience of the
musicsaus Lof all countries sustained
him ; and at the Paris Exposition of
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with the united baud of the Prussian
regiments of the Guard. His last
' memorable achievement was the orJcr
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1 he gave to his splendid band nt
Ill If!! VII 1(1 II I H HIlll'lllllll Mil II 11 ni Til.
battle of Grin
ordered the Pi
Oravclotfc, on the 18th ol
when after Moltkc had
Prussiau Guards to make
;raud attack on the almost
impregnable position of the French at
St. Pnvat, leprccht waved Ins sword
and exclaimed tu a stentorian voice,
, "Now. Prussians, play for them the
I 'Wntch on the llhitic I' '
On the 8th of August Prussia lost
i two more of
her distinguished son'
, Councillor Abeken, tho author of most
, of the important statu papers which the
Prussian Department ofbtatc has issued
j m the past ten years, and the man whom
Jlismarek used to call his "pen."
Abeken was born in tho year 1809, and
' was originally a school teacher. A
, very noio ariicic
'. which he published
uitcht Ztilumj, in 1830,
, in the llcrliii 'o
. . .
attracted the attention ot tlie govern-
j mcnt, and he wan appointed clerk in
the rorcign J
orcign ieparuneni, wnero ue lias
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renmined ever since. In politics he
'was always a Liberal ; he was also a
friend jol Alaxauder von Humboldt (
and of Chevalier Hunsen; and when f
atifl of Chevalier Hunsen; and when f
iMMiiarck, in ioi, tooK charge ot the
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.oreigo ..ej.aru ,e,.i no i. rneu oui oi u
I all ittider-secrctaries but Abeken, whom 1
ho appointed first Councillor. During
iiiu lu.-i uiciiiiui zii. uar 01 1. iiissiuii 1
history Abeken wrote almost every
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iiumuii; ucnjanu i?3ucu UIC Viuumtt
of IJerlin eneciallv the one which, in
1870, led to the French declaration of
TAXES IN GREAT BRITAIN.
now THE revenue Is UAISEIi IS THE
i'Vitpii irivnni.M .
INTKKEHTINO PACTS ABOUT AN INTER-
.. , ,. . , o ' of the past cave the land of the country
Every citizen of the Lnited States t0 a few, who form an aristocratic class;
who knows how our tariff reaches and ,h receivcd theee ,H of ,and
every article of consumption and taxes , on CODdition 0f performing certain pub
every commodity in daily use, is inter- lic duticg In he M statc 0f M.
ested to know how Great Bntian man- , ,i,oc ,!.;. . i, .n,i,,i
gx raise cooi,io,i io taxes last .
I'fl'ir nml rat anint' t hri hlnccninc nV
he hxcise Department of Great
ll.li.ln ..,!. i. ail i ma
Britain produced last year 8114,169,
VS, Tim rn.Innc .'.nrau n-n.n no Tnl
. iid lauvu uvula nviu as .ul-
. . .se.3 1H.495
Kliif-, etc . S5.wa
Contributions to late excise corpo.
ration lund. . . ..
, otal .sin,i0!i,xtt '
Of this vast amount the four items
of spirits, malt, licenses and fine" make '
8110,940,700. These are all derived, 1
with trifling exceptions, from the con-;
of alcoholic liquor aloue
on proof spirits in Great
Britain and Ireland is 82 50 a
while iu the united states it is only 75 I
el-ins a uiiuu. -Licit: a mgiier uui
. n.. ir . i.' i
it is stated, will not produce a greater
total revenue, because the heavier tax
is evaded. In England no such result
takes place. The ?2 50 u gallon are
obtained on every gallon of spirits
manufactured. Aud the illicit distill
ation of the past is now wholly un-
known. Potecu is still occasionally to , derhaud persecution, 'Ihesc measures
ho had, very privately, in a few wild failing of thc desired end, they tried a
districts of Ireland, but it is nowhere , succession of measures of greater soveri
made to any appreciable extent. ty. Louis "issued edict after edict ;"
Turnius from tho excise returns to 1 an edict depriving Protcstantsof all pub-
those of the Custom House we find
I that last year the customs of the United 1
, Kingdom yielded 8101,194,400. The
litems making up this amount arc as 1
Tobacco uud sunn".
Uranily. ... .
.Sujrar In all stages
Chicory, I'olfec, currants and rai
sins ChurKC mt deliveries, fee", duties
at Isle of.Man, eoods sold, etc
Otlur small articles
Here, again, it will be seeu that to-
b smifl- , ar aud various
PpiritH0U!, Hquors produced 895,357,-
0l)0 ol- the wi;ou ainouut.
Takiug tho samo class of articles uu
der the Excise Department and we have
spirits, tobacco and sugar yielding al
together 820(5,800,8:15. This only
leaves 8114,9SG,880 to bo raised from
all other sources.
Without going into the minute de
tails as to how this is made up, wo tako
tho larcr items in round uumbcrs, as
s ' ' m,m.vM
income tax , .. .. ai,4.vi,o,v
j am "tilx. ' .'. .' .'.'.'.' .' h,'4.v5!iuo
Telegraph sen lee.
Total f l!I,4at,-W)
If wo add to this tho few items in
Custom Houso and Excise Departments
uot embraced under spirits), tobacco,
tea and sugar, making 88,547,100, wo
havo 8144,980,800 the amount raised
from all other sources except taxes on
articles of luxury, as spirits, tobacco,
But, looking at these figures still
closcler, wo find that tho larger propor
tion of tho 8351,194,715 of taxes lev
ied in tho United Kingdom last year
was raised from articles that scarcely
affected the commerce and trade of the
Takiug spirits, malt, wine, ten, to
bacco, sugar, income tux, land tux, as
sessed taxos, erown laud, postoffioo and
telegraph and for tho two last value
wine, brandy, rum, gin and tea, and
smoke tobacco and use sugar, they pay
the British government 3200,800,835
yearly for the indulgence. Those who
keep liveried servants, who wear coats
I of arms on
thorn on tfa
tlietr carnages or engrave
their noto paper; thoso who
oujoy (air income, or possess lauds or
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transact business requiring stamp", post -
Ir. Ilynn. .1
age and telegraphing, pay the greater
proportion ot tnc rest ot the revenue ,
so that tho absolute necessaries of life
uud most of the comforts, such as dress,
, furniture, etc., arc perfectly free from
The only tax among those we have
named which is out of al proportion to
' what it should be, is the land tax.
The land of tho United Kingdom
was originally granted to certain fa mi
lies, forming an aristocracy in thecoun
1 try, on the condition that fhev and
their retainers, tenants and scris, should I
light the kings battles against his and
tho country's enemies. In the reign of
William III this condition was altered
to payment of four shillings on the
I pound of their rental about o
' lar itijfive to support a standin
mpport a standing army. !
This tax of one-fifth of every landlord's
income was considered just and fair.
William raised Halt the revenue ot his
: . i 1 1 : i i if a l x
reign, while carrying on expensive wars,
by this means. Tho landlords did not
then object to the tax. It was what
they paid for vast estates, and their
they paid for vast estates, and their
laud was well worth tho tux ol one fifth
its rental. But it last ve.ir vieldcd nnlv
85. 153,100. as the amount of rental is .
still the same as in the days of William
uou -uury nuu in 111c value 01 money in
their reign. What was then four shill-
t i :.. --1
lOga Oil IIIU puUIIU IS HOW OUIJ OUC-
fourth ofn nnnnv 'nhnnt half n mnA '
ou the pound.
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me tree, trade polioy ot Sstr ltohert
' t J 1 M I-M-.I.....J.. I .' II-.
i ai aim .'ii, wiuusiuuu lias pariiaiiy i
corrected this evil, but full and perfect .
. . ' intirninnj nn4 iini?ct,;,, !
remedy can only be found in going back
many oi even me tew remaining cus-
toms and excise duties.
,n yMgni a Jand tax j a fairmoae
f mi&inrv n nnnna Tim nnfAtrnmnitla
.i ' . . a
A land ,ax instead h a fair ,
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mate levy. It is in this direction,
is in this direction, no i
parliament, elected by '
go and the ballot will
doubt that n
turn its attention, that the people at '
large may be still further relieved from
heavy taxation, and the burden put,
where it was formerly, on thc estates
of the aristocracy.
A HUGUENOT HERO.
The Pnttnr ot the. Detrrt. hv T'.upcnp '
J i v o
Pclletan, presents a graphic picture of I
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line summon, uuuer persecution uuu
I 1.1 t .1 . I . T- I Tl . ... .
narasnip, wmcn me r rcucu rroiesianis
lad (0 endurc in the reigns preceding
the Revolution. It gives, in the form of 1
a story, passages in the life of Jean Ja-'
rousseau, one of thc Protestant pastors,
who was a grandfather of the author, j
Jarousseau was called "Pastor of the '
Desert," not because the country of '
his parish was a desert, "but because in I
those days Protestant congregations had i
. i.i: I 1,-1.1 '
Churches, aud were obliged to hold ,
theiTpTayer-meetings iu the recesses of
the woods, or wherever they could find 1
Louis XIV., in his old age, undertook I
to eradicato Protestantism. With his
encouragomcut, tho clergy undertook
nrst to ouy converts, men iney tneu un-.
salaried by the Govern-
meut; an edict depriving them of tho
offices for which they had paid; au ,
edict proscribing their preachers ; nu 1
1 edict closing their Churches ; an edict 1
forbidding their meetings; an edict
depriving the women of their rights ;
an euici ior lorciuiy carrying nway ineir
children : an edict confiscating their .
property ; au edict enjoining them to (
quit tho kingdom this edict being
obeyed, an edict was issued forbidding 1
them, on pain of death, to pass the 1
frontier; an edict forbidding tiicin any I
but Protestant servants ; and then after
due reflection, a new edict command-!
ing them to have only Catholic ser
vants ; . . . au edict for encotirag
iug adjuration by exempting the Hugue-1
nut upostates from payment of their ,
debts ; au edict forbidding the incorrigi
ble Protestants to tend their sick in
their own homes ; an edict compelling
tho heretics to coinmuiiicato regularly
truly, their commuuioii would be a
sacrilege, but that would not matter ;
. . . finally, an edict dissolving
Tho Governor of Pastor Jarousseau's
province was a reasonable man, aud
conceived a respect for tho pastor.
Ho warned him that ho would huvo to
arrest him uud his people if ho caught
them conducting worship, but hinted
that bis coming would be with drum
beat and parade, and if tho pastor
acted dicrectly they need never be
"Pastor Jarousseau contrived n hid-iug-plaeo
withtu the hall ol his upper
room, and pleached tho word of God,
protected by tho Marechul do Sunne
tcrre, though always discreetly, so as to
keep the terms of tho treaty between
them. Every Sunday ho notified to
his flock tho place of meeting for the
following Sunday ; sometimes it was
tho Suzao Forest ; sometimes ou tho
suudyjdowns of Saiut Georges ; at other
times in a cavo on tho clifls, or under
ash-trecs bordcriug tho Cbcnrumoiue
Pond. Tho faithful flocked to these
meetings from a distanco of six leagues
aronud, across unfrequented paths the
men armed with lonj;, iron-tipped
sticks : tho women hidden under thoir
that bent weepingly over him,
commenced divine service by reading '
mid commenting on a chapter of the j
Gospels. . . When tho troops were i
scouring the country, Pastor Jarousseau i
souctimcs found it impossible to preach
on snore on ounuay. On theso occa-'
sious, two or threo decked boats belomr
. 1 .. mwivue
. nig to fishermen or pilots, would
. stealthily leave the harbor of St. '
ucorges before daybreak, and glide out
to sea with all sails set. until out of
sightjof land; then they closed together, I
I the hatjhways were opened, and tho
. luttutul who had been hidden below
I came up on the decks, while tho
. pnstor, standing near the binnacle of
the centre boat, where he seemed lost
i in the immense void on the horizon,
raised his head, ?ang a psalm, and then
preached ; after which, dipping his
hand into a bucket of salt water, ho
baptized the newly-born, initiating them
in advance, by this hitter baptism, into
a life of pcrsccutioi A t
nightfall, the boats, to elude suspicion,
returned separately to tho harbor of St.
Pastor Jarousseau's tourney to Pari.
and his interview with tho new King !
.Louis A. V I., at which he pleaded fort
n .1 t i l t . n
toleration, are described in a very af-,
feeling manucr. lie gained a
tion of the persecution. Real
siou to worship did not come ti
years later. Jarousseau lived
ronlinr. 1I .. I
later. Jarousseau lived to a
great age alter the restoration. "I
recollect in my childhood," sajs M. '
Pellctan. "seeing this ever-venerated "
patriarch of our family seated at sunset
uuuur ins ug-irec, near 111c sanutllll.
taking .us little ones on his knees.
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JlUlllllllg IU IIIU glOriC.S Ol JOH III IllO
evcninif skv. nml l.ivii.t hi- Iinn.la n t
our heads with n bles"ing."
TWO GOOD WIVES.
UARItlKD I.IfK Or
from a London U-ttcr to the Hi.st.ml'o.t. i
uiausioue was tnc leadiug scholar at
Oxford at the same time that the pros-
eutLord Lyttleton was leading scholar
wu one oi meir vaca- .
uoiis nicy ootn nappeueu to oe viMttng ,
at Ilawarden castle, the Welsh country
house of Sir Stephen Glyune. SirSte-1
pheu had a family of charming daugh-1
ters, and the champions of the two uni-
naturally attractive youths.
Sained theaffections oftwo of them, and
they were subsequently married ou the
"ay and by thc same persou. Lady
Lyttleton died some years since, but
.uis. Miiiusione sun lives 10 auorn me
premier's home, and to take a benovo- .
I lent part in tho amelioration of the
poor ; and is, in English phrase, one of
. tho " finest women" in the three king-
uoras. i cannot omit, iu this conuee-
tion. to refer tn icnniintcQa llnnnntw.
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fiold, the admirable spouso of Mr.
I! iim.: r. . .1 . 1
j'isi.ii:ii. 1 uuir coining logeiner nail a
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uugc 01 romance 10 it. jJisraclt was
ju. - t becoming known ns a fashionable
novelist and a promising young man of
tho town, and had written "Vivian
Grey." This novel so captivated
the lady, who was then married,
and was considerably
novelist's senior, that although
never had seeu him she entered
correspondence with him, which led to
a close and affectionate friendship. .
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Her husbaud dying several years later,
Disraeli .sought aud won her hand,
They never have had children, but a '
happier, more faithful, moro devoted
couple does uot exist. Mrs. Disraeli
always took the keenest interest iu her
nusoauu s career, anu no once said m
onoot hismatchlcssly graceful speeches, '
that whatever success he had hud be
attributed to the constancy, affection
and encouragement of tha partner of .
his life. Ou one occasion Disraeli !
was going 10 mane a speech iu the '
House upon which he counted to make 1
a brilliant effect. When about to j
speak, any disturbing incident, how-1
ever trifling, is apt to disconcert and
confuse him. Mrs. I)i"raeli was to
accompany him to Westminster, and
her husband having entered the ,
carriage, she was getting in. when her
uiuiii i) was caugni ami jammed 111 raimcrstou s nne iieuniiiou 01 uu-t 1
tbe carriage window. Xothwithstand- I 'matter in tho wrong place.' Put it iu
ing the pain, which increased every ' the right place ami wo cea-c to think
moment that thc thumb remained under
thc window, tho heroic lady never
winced or stirred till they reached the
Parliament house afraid if she stirred, 1
or tried to abstract the thumb, it would
disturb her husband, and affect the sue-,
cess of his harangue. Is it any wonder
that, when Disraeli, being about to
retiro from the premiership, was offered 1
a peerage by tho queen, ho declined
the honor, but begged her majesty to 1
bestow the distinction upon his wifu j
instead? Thus Mrs Disraeli bceamo
.1 - - 1 I. I
me nieiuories 01 iJtirKe.
aim u tine which gave her coequ
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social rank with tho ladies of tho moat
ancient lineage. One often sees this
remarkable pair now, in tho West Knd
quarter, tho lady seeming old and frail,
the husband young, jaunty and spring
gaitcd, walkiug slowly, for Lady
Bcaconsfield's health will not permit 1
faster progress. Indeed, this devotion 1
to a wife considerably older than him
self, and who has borne him no heirs to
his splendid fumo and princely fortune,
is ono of tho finest traits of Disraeli's
character, aud ono which has guiucd
him nuivcrsal icspcct aud esteem 111
English society, even from thoso who ,
aro wanting such u domestic virtue. 1
Tow readers can bo aware, uutil thoy
have occasion to test tho fact, how
much labor and resesrch is often saved
by such a table as the following. If
history is poetry then horo is "pootry
1607 Virgigia sottlodby English,
1615 New York settled by tho
1020 Massachusetts by Puritans.
1050 North Carolina settled by tho
1070 South Carolina MJttlcd bv
1022 Pennsvivania cttled by
William Pcnn. "
1632 Georgia -ottlcd bv
1 nil Vermont
1702 Kentucky admitted.
1700 TeniieH'e admitted.
1802 Ohio admitted.
1811 Louisiana admitted.
1818 Illinois admitted.
1811) Alabama admitted.
1320 Maine admitted.
1821 Missouri admitted.
1830 Michigan admitted.
1830 Arkan-a" admitted.
1845 Florida admitted.
1840 Texas admitted.
1817 Iowa admitted.
1S48 Wiscoiiin admitted.
1851 California admitted.
1859 Oregon admitted.
" HAT A HOUSE'S5 STOMACH
-the following, on the contents of a
1 .1 . , . rt
"orse s stomach, is trotn a eorrespon-
limit nt tlin nrll, I...V.. I...'I
v.. ... i,i f.r.Mff irriiy .rifiii ,
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your impression ot .ugut 14,
1Su!,t 111 a letter by me, de.-eribing
wllat I ''ad taken from the stomach of
n "orse, namely jo'.i nail- ol sorts, .i.i
0,llcr ,utal article.-, with two pound
eleven and a half ounces of gravel and
Han,l' Many per.-ons at tho time hazar-
v"i" uwniun nnuiner such wa" in
rca''ty the catc. Even would-be
viiiita .11 1 1 IIIIK1 1 Ul upon II,
and gave somo wonderful tale, nt wh.it
neither they theni-cive- nor anbodv
1.1 . " . . . . .-
eisc nan ever seen, ami to make their
own tale attempted to make a lie of
1 mine. Facts however, are stubborn
tilings, and with your permi.-iou I
, now give a still ninie extraordinary
cae, winch came under my own peio-
nal observation on the tith of March
last. A brown lior-e. from thc -amc
stnlilo m wont . .I.....1 ...i i..
carefully examined, when the following
ante cs were taken mm i - t
namely . Broken nail.-, C.-Jit ; nail-, I
inches to 2 inche- long, :;n ; ditto I
iuch, to 1 long. Ill; sprig nail. 1
inch, 141; tacks, j inch 15S. -crew
nails (i wlmln nml :t lii-.,L ..n o
2; broken gas burner, I; shoe taeket.-,
15; broken pieces of metal, 129, nail
heads, sorts, 102; small washer.-., ;,
buttons (4 whol
pieces of lead, zinc and lound .-hot', 75 ',
Itlll 1 liri-iL'nii 1 V
small pieces of wire. 121; pins, ,18,
ditto, broken 4 ..II... l
broken, 20; small broken pieces of
wire riddles, 838; glove catch. 1 , boot
eyelets, 7 ; hook and eve, 1 ; small
staple, 1 ; small bras- ring. 1 : old
bits of metal, 8 ; in all. 2,525"; weigh
ing three pound- two and a half ounces,
and of gravel and s.iml. -iv pounds and
thirteen ounces: total, nine pound- tif
teen and a half ounces. '
WHAT IS MKT?
Old Dr. Cooper, of .South Cnrolin
used to say to his student.- : "Don't be
afraid of dirt, young gentlemen.
What is dirt? Win. nothing at all
offensive, when chemically viewed.
Rub a littlo alkali upon' the dirty
grease spot on your coat, and it under-
goes a chemical change and becomes
soap ; now rub it with a little water
aud itdtsappear-. It is neither greae,
soap, water nor dirt. That i" not a
very odorous pile of dirt you see
yonder ; well, scatter a little gypsum
over it and it 1- no longer dirt.
hvcrything like dirt i" worthy our
notico as students of chemistry,
Analyze it ; it will separate into very
clean elements. liitmakescorn, corn
makes bread and meat, and that makes
a very sweet young i.-uiv, that 1 saw
one of you kissing last night. So, after
all, you were ki-.-ing dirt, particularly
if she whitened her face with chalk or
fuller's earth , thoii''h I mav ,-ay that
rubbing such stuff upon the beautiful
skin of a young lady is a dirty practice,
Pearl powder I think i- made of
bi. - muth. nothing but dirt. Lord
of it as dirt."
a xkwp7 win: maciiixi:.
The Fishkill Standard give- the fol
lowing account of a new power machine
driven by spring", suitable for driving
cowing machines and other light ma
chinery, which is now iu course of con
struction by the Plueuix Manufactur
ing Company, at Muttowani :
"Tho power machine con-ist- of two
shaftc, with four steel springs coiled
upon each, and a counter shaft with
cog-wheels so arranged as to permit the
application 01 tno w 110 or part tu t lie
I . .1 , ., . 1
power. Tho winding shaft has u grooie
to received a elide lucli eutelie-one
received a elide which ealetie-
spring nt a time in winding. It lakes
about ten second" to wind each spring,
and a child of six years can easily do
it. The combined power will run thc
machine at full speed for
an hour and a quarter.
A very light pieuio upon tho foot rest
stop4s tho machine the tonmval id' the
foot starts it in-tantly ; and the turning
ofn screw ut tho opera t or ' right hand
regulates the speed , which may ho run
at the rate of from sixty to humty-tivo
hundred stitchc" tier minute. No timo
is lost in stopping and darting, and at
least seven thousand -titches more can
bo taken in uu hour than by tho old
THE GIJEAT WALL OF CHINA.
Mr. Soward, speaking of tho great
wall ol tdiiua, winch he uxumined dur
inn tiu InlA viail In O.,, V..I l.'l'l. ill OH "
in Ail A ' died.
VMIUVDV MHIV iJM I'll Ol V4At t,U'" Ul . 1
8,000 years a wclhinuking people. It th4t "J ,
would bankrupt Kew York or Paris to f er ' 'J
bujhi.tho walls of. the city of I'ekm.
The great wall of China is tno 1 Au dl
A f I J
fieult to I
felt in SI
t he rl
ing is tl
1 "One nd
at his grJ
of his fril
your Ho J
to pay thl
to lend J