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T II-E.L.EIIN INBR,S . ETME 1
Lna Wi FAIX KTURT. d
A mother kissed ier baby,
Hooking it to rest.
And gently o'asped within her arms,
Yt nestled in her breast. v
The old fair story,
Set round in glory, il
Wherever life is found; y
For oh I it's love, it' love, they say,
That makes the world go round. 0
A fair faced boy alid maiden
Passed through the yellow wheat;
And their ha'ids were clasped together# t
And the flowers grow at their foot.
The old fair story,
Set round in glory,
Wherever life is found;
For ohI it's love, it-s love. they say,
That makes the world go round. 1
An old man and a wrinkled w;fe,
Amid the fair spring weather;
"We've shared our sorrows and our joys,
God grant we die t -gother."[
The old fair story, .
Bet round in glory,
Wherovcr life is found;
For oh I it's love, it's love, they say,
That makes the world go round.
A Noble Girl. t
Nc. my dears," remarked Mrs. Bendel
pool, seated in her dressing-room whith one
fJnger pressed critically to her lip, as she
turpected two ball dresses of blue and
nauve, "I really think you must have new
,snes for such an occasion. A girl's whole
fortune is often ruined turough an unbe
-oning toilet, or a faded or an ill-assorted c
ribbon. This blue looks anything but fresh
in the trimmings; and, Nora, my love,
though the mauve was your choice, I never
did think the color became you."
Nora and Clare Bendelpool were by no
means loath to agree with their parent
new ball-dresses being in perspective.
Only Clare, bending forward, her chin in
her hand, ivistfully suggested:
*'But what will papa say to the expense, f
"Leave that to me, dear. To use his
own words, 'he'll never spoil the ship for
a ha'porth of tar.' On such an occasion lie
would not have you appear worse than
your neighbors. You, Nora, are 21 ; you, c
Clare, are 20. It. is high time you should
be established in life ; and why should not q
one of you be Lady Stockinham as any- f
"They say," remarked Clare, thought
fully, "that Sir Archie is very handsome."
"Very: and so nuinly. None of your
insipid drawing-room dand'es," said Mrs.
Bendelpool, conten'ptuously, of that class
among which, for the last two years, she
had been angling to land "suitable estab
lishments" for her daughters. "ie has
traveled until they say lie is as brown as a
"Bronzed, I fancy they said, imaniina?" c
"Well, bronzed as a bunl. lie has been
all over Africa, shot gorillas in the Moun- 8
tains of the Moon, hippopotami oi the 9
Nile, and, cear mun, been nearly twice
eaten alive by lions. Now he comes home 8'
to find a wife."
"The unheard-of dangers lie has passed
through having given him sillicient cour
age to undertake so perilous an enterorise," '
broke in a mery voice. "Pray, aunt, was
it the lion's claws that suggested to him
The speaker wns a young lady, who had
entered unheard, and now stood, the skirts C
of her riding-habit, in one hand, while with to
the other she fanned herself with her u
"Vi, how incorrigible you areh" ex
elaimed Mrs. Bendelpool, looking round.
"As to ever finding you a husband, I do
spair; you frighten every suitor away by
your outspokenness." c
"Because, aunt, I never have come 0
across one I caredi to .keep, " laughed the I
girl, dropping into a chair. 'Pray take
no trouble about me ; I am 24, so have set, a
myself clown already as an 01(d maid. t
'Ilk a laii has a ladd:o,
No or a anoe ha' I,''"
she began singing ; then, concluding with si
ikn "et cor' r'a, et amifcra," she ad(ded : ri
"But pray, aunt, tell me about this Amadis il
do Gaul, or of go)rillas andl hippopotami. 'I
I confess 1 am curioust,o learn of one whom 1b
all Bhallowtown'is talking. Remem ber, I S
am almost a stranger here myself." C
'"it, Is simply tis, Vi: Sir Archibald
8tockinhiam, on inheriting the Hall at his A
father's demise, b,ecom.ing his own niaster, 0
arousedl by the explorations of Livingstone, b
determined to do AMrica. lie has done n)
AirIca, andi Is inow returning to settle dlowin ri
' at Shallow town." hi
''And find a wife," broke in Vi, laughi.
lng. "I wish him every success." A
"And Vi," smiled Nora, "may p)robably
carry off the baronet herself."
"'Whol I .?" was the rep)ly. "NIo, in- ih
deed ; give ime a real-born Englhshman, t
not a half-baked African, Norai oi' Clare ti
must win hin, and I'll chance at the g
"I would," remarked Mi's. Blendelpool,
with a sigh, "the thing were probaible;
but there's a mystery about, the baronet's a
selection of a wife." y
"A mystery I" and the three young
faces were turnled (quickly towardhs the c
"No less," p)roceeded the elder lady. t<
"You kniow lhe c.odnes hack with young a
George Buner, of the abbey, and that
it's the Sumners wh'o give this ball as a s1
welcome homne to him."'h
"Yes, yes-exactly. Goc on."
"Well, this miornhing, when Mrs. Sum- bi
ner was tellig me all about it, she reah Y
me her son's hotter, and in it, he writes, ini
bus lively way, you know, that the bar'onet g
1s coining to seek a wife, hut that the
girl lie selects nmust possess one ncculiarity, t'
rarely to be foundc in fashionable young in
ladles, If she fail in this, lie she as h:veiy ri
as possib)le, or--" fi
" 'lo she fairer thanm the uday, 5
Or the llow'iy merads m May,"' b
chimied in Violet.
"Just so, lie lhas vowed never to wedi n
"But what is this peculiarity ?" de. g
manded two voieces. r
"T'hat lie keeps a prcfound secret. l
Even George Sumner is not taken into his S
confidence. further than lie kniows this hi
whim, or what you will, was formed while
"Bah I" remnaiked Vi, rising and tossing ~
back her brown hair. "The poor man has I
- had a suanstroke, or his braini is addled by t
the heat of the tropics, which hatches t
ostriches' eggs. In my idea the man isi
contemptible who shoiA his conceit by im..
umrinimr that ho hants int walk into .a a'- c
en of blooming English girls and select
lst which he pleases. '?
"My dear VI," said Mrs. Bendelpool,
rith sententious wisdom, world acquired,
'when the man Is a baronet, young, and
rith a large rent-rool, and the blooming I
inglish girls are portliless, that is very
nci just what it is. It Is different with
"Who have a poor three hundred of my
Wn," laughed Violet. "Well, true, aunt.
'o an independent spirit, it wilU afford a
Irl to be independent of taking a husband
mie doesn't love, and make her brave enough
> face the world as an old maid."
And the speaker wandered away, sing
ig, leaving the trio to further discuss Sir
Lrchie and his whim.
Violet was the niece of Mrs. Bendolpool.
,cft an orphan, with an income of ?300,
or aunt had offered her a home-a very
appy one, where she did pretty much as
lie liked. She was dark, small-featured,
nd not particularly pretty, save in the
leasant, mirthful expression of the counte
nce. The Misses Bendelpool were hand
Dne and never regarded Vi as a rival, for
liough she liked male society, she ab
orred and speedily stopped flattery or
The evening of the Summer ball arrived.
'he Bendelpool house was in conunotion ;
lie unfortunate lady's-maid was summoned
ron dressing-roem to dressing-room, until
he was tired out of her life. As the last
atches were being given, Mrs. Bendelpool
mered, smiling, holding two pasteboard
'oxes In her hand.
"Nora, Clare," she said, "papa had
icant these for Christmas presents, but he
,as forestalled them for this evening."
The boxes opened, the girls gave a cry
f delight-each contained a pearl necklace
?ith pendant and earrings to iratch.
'hey were speedily placed, and certainly
'the Bendelpool girls" looked, to use a
oung Oxonian's words "no end of stun
"Where is Vi ?"
"Here, my dear Nora, quite ready to
dmire you," answered Violet, entering,
istefnlly attired in an amber, gauzy, lacy
"Clare, Sir Arehie will feel like--"
"Don't say a donkey between two bun
les of hay, VI."
"No; like Macbeth, 'How happy could
be with either;' and descending to,the
arrdage they drove to Sumner abbey.
The ball was, indeed, a grand one, and
ir Archie Stockingham, a broadshouldered
tir, brown-haired, frank, handsome,
ronzed y ung English gentleman, was the
on of the evening.
"Which is but fair," whispered Vi,
considering the lions had it so much their
wn way in Africa."
Vi quizzed him, and said he was very
Utertuiniig, and even, possibly, would
uprove on acquaintance.
The Bendelpool girls, and all the other
andsome girls, danced with him and de
lared he was divine I
Sir Archie certainly seemed to have the
une opinion of his partners. lie was
"Arn't the Bcndelpool girls jolly hand
>mi, Archic?" whispered George Sum
"Well, now you have seen the beauty of
hallowton, how about your selection of a
"It is made," was the reply.
"Yes, if the lady will be only kind
iough to have me. I shall ask permission
i-to improve our acquaintance, with the
IterIor idea of partnership, to night."
"But-but, the peculiarity ?"
"Out of all the crowd here," remarked
ir Archie, "only one possesses it. Of
>urse I am not compelled to marr,y that
ie; but as circumstances turn out, I think
should like to try."
And with that Sir Archie strodled away,
dance forming, to find the lndy on whose
blots his name was down. Thmatjlady was
T1hmey had a very pleasant and chatty
>ini just twice around the bal--room--Vi|
~marked that dlancing, like other good]
aings was to be taken in moderation. 1(
'len they stood aside, wvatchilng the rest.<
era, leaning on time shoulder of George <
umner, whirled by; soon after came]
lare, with a Col. Hanley.
"A pretty, graceful scene,' smiledt
rchie, "esp)ecilly to one from time wilds I
Africa, though even here I find resenm- l
lances. 'The gems and gold of the orna- I
aents in time ladies' cars, as they flash by,
nmmd( me of the fire-flies as they darted<
arough the dat k tropical night."
"D)o they recall to you nothing else, Sir f
rchibald?" inquired Vi, roguishly.
"How do you mean?"t
"Thait, there is a fuirther resemblance ; I
d(eed, there is not much difference be-]
neen an African lady who wears a ring I
trough the nose or lip andi a European
irl whlo wears one through her car.,l i It
ot a remnant of barbaim r'
Vihe Baronet gave a great start.
"'That decides me," lhe exclaimed, half
oud. "Miss Fortescue, may I lead
on to take an ice ?"
Before that ice was consumed Sir Am'-<
.ie hmad asked permission, very humbly, a
>r it was really a case of love at first saghat I
woo Vi, and after a wvhile had obtained<
"But," said Vi, shyly, as they returned i
owly to the ball-room, "I understand the I
(dy you int,end to honor--"
"Must have a certain peculiarity ?" he
roke mn. "True, Miss Fortescue, anid I
ou have it."
"I ?" ejaceulatedi Vi, starting. "Good]
"Yes," lie replied, sumiling. "'When
aveling thro.inh Afriea i saw the hideous
ess of the nose and lip-rings worr by its a
ices. The ide occurred to me whether my
uir countrywomen considering theoir l
iperior cultivation, were any better or less
arbarouis tham they. And there and then I
vowed never to wed a woman who had
ot the courage to mesist fashion, anid to
reserve the prettiest ornameni nature had
Lven her sex, and he looked down at Vi's
erfect shell-like ear unmutilated. "Miss1
'orte3scuo, I haive found that lady ? my
reatest trouble now is whether I may ever
ope to win lher."
Vi did not give her answer then.; but
year after, certain it is, ushe became Lady
tockingham--a reward she used laughing
f' to aver, for lhen superiority in civliza
din over the other fair ladles of Shallow..
'-Eaoh English naval cadet cost shis
ountry $1250 a year,
It is not generally known that Wil
3oleman, William Cullen Bryant's p,
:essor on the Evening Poet, was a pi
)al in a fatal and mysterious midi
luel, which created great exeitemei
Journalistic and political circles here m
y-five years ago. Coleman was a in
ntellect and character, an extreme
3ralist, and of such intense prejudices
taving once formed an opinion, nol
3ould change it. At the beginning o
entury party spirits burned at white :
td newspaper controversies were cot
ed with most intemperate zeal. Coloi
,hief political opponent was James U
iam, of the American Citizen, and
wo were constantly at war. Althougl
N0vening Post editor used violent langi
is was the custom of the day, and he
Donscientiously averse to duelling. and
Aften so expressed himself in his edil
,lolumns. Nevertheless, Cheetham,
% bitter contest of words, challenged
nan, who accepted the challenge, as
Df his anti-duelling principles have <
one before and since. The meeting
fot take place, however, because J
Brockhoest Livingstone, in his ofilcial i
%1ty, caused the arrest of the princil
'he arrest was interpreted unfavorabl
Doleman by his political enemies, oij
whom Captain Thompson, Harbor-mi
Af New York declared publicly that the
%ditor could not be driven into a fight;
lie was an infamous poltroon. Such
guage could not at that time be bro(
iubmission to it involved loss of influ
ind social caste. Consequently Coh
letermined, with the advice of his fri
to call Thompson out, and did so, V
ington Morton acting for the journahial
Dheetham for the Harbor-Master, No
interference could be tolerated this I
md the affair was managed with the p
st secrecy. One summer morning
fc Lean a well known surgeon, recc
k i anonymous letter to the effect thi
Leven o'clock of the same evenin
would find at the foot of Broadway
Ihe south side of Bowling Green. a I
md gig. -He was requested to drive
hese to a spot designated, on the
ikirting Potter's Field-the neighbor:
>f Washington square at present-m
ie would meet some friends anxious t
iim. He followed the directions fait]
y. On arrival he heard four pistol-s
md by the moonlight he observed
ooking over the fence, one man sup
ng another, and two other men at a
listance. "Are you Dr, McLean?"
.eiving an aflirmative reply, the man
'his gentleman is wounded. He r
rour aid. Take charge of hin please,
uarry him to his fritnds." Then lie g<
aid the wounded man on the ground
went off with the others. The D<
-ecognized the gentleman thus strat
:onsigned to him as Captain Thoml
with whom he was intimately acquali
rhompson was severely hurt, having a
et-hole in his side, and was bleeding
!usely. The Doctor stanched the wi
as well as lie could, and drove the pa
o his residence, nearly two miles a
Ele left Thomipson at the door. rang
)ell, and hurried away. The membe
he family came; were terrible shocke
lnd the husband and father they had
.heerful and vigorous a few hours b
)leeding and helpless. They took hii
is chamber, and. in tears and distrest
luired the cause of his pitiable plight.
efused to say any thing more than thi
uad fought a duel, and had been hoi
ly treated, and begged that no e
hould be made to discover or punish
dversary. whose name lie would not
lose. Though he had the ablest surg<
te died, after lingering two or three i
vith his secret unrevealed. lia pet
vas religiously respected. Nobody
o molest Coleman, whose share in the
iecessarily soon becikme known; no 4
aent was ever made in the press;
ditor of the Post returned to his desk,
:o the strange tragedy ended.
An Hlistoric House.
The year 1776 found the colonisti
,rms against the mother country, U
mlorris a Colonel an the British army
leorge Washington Commander-in-C
'f the forces of the coloinies. Mrs. M
ccupied her home until the attack of
iritish on the city of New York, in
ust I776 when finding that it was 1I
o become the theatre of war, she le
astily and found refuge with the
4eople among the Hlihlands. A few
iter General Washington arrived and
lhe mansion his headquarters durim
perations on the Island, holding a
ouncils of war in the drawing-room o
ormer mistress of his heart, and dev<
o the rep)ose of martial thiews and ir
lie downy beds andi silken canopies
mad been intended for far daintieri
3ut this military occupation lasted on
hort time, although the mistress of
nansion never returned to her charmin
reat. At the close of the war her es
Yore conflscated, and she went with
musband to England where she lived
~ood old age.
Fourteen years later; in 1790, WasI
on, with a good number of dames
avaliers, paid a second visit to the
nansion.1 t In his journal he gives us
ailed account of the event, Hie says ui
late of July 10, 1790:
"Having formed a party consisth
he Vice President, his hi,dy, son and I
kinith; the secretaries of State, Trea
nd War !nd thme ladies of the two ha
ith all thme gentiLumen, we visited the
>osition of Fort W.shington, and a
wardl dined on a dinner pr!ovided by
iI'.rner, at the house lately Colonel R
dorria', but confiscated and now hi
>ogsa ion of a common farmer."
Ths Captain Mariner was a noted
icter in the revolutIon, and was eng
with Captain Hyler ini the somewhat
rated "whaleboat warfare," which
isted chietly in making night descen
he enemy's coasts, and making prisone
ucli prominent persons as came in
way. After the war he kept a taver:
IVard's Island and at Harlem, and be<
noted caterer. It was in this capa
hat lie was employed to prepare the di
or as imposing a company of guests a
nansion ever entertained.
In 1808 Morris' was again In the ma
md for a time it seemed probable
Dolonel Aaron Burr, who was then 1I
a princely splendor at Itichnmond
would become its purchasor. in No
ber of this year lie wrote to his dauj
rheodosia in regard to the exchange.
letter in reply dated Clifton, B. C., De
ber 10, 1808, is interesting aise
what one of the most oharminn and
complished women of her day thought of
the mansIon. She says:
liam "rhe exchange has employed my
ede- thoughts ever since. Richmond Hill will,
-luCi- for a few years to come, be more valuable
light than Morris', and to you, who are so fond
it in of town, a place so far from it would be
Men- useless; so much for my reasoning on one
in of side, now for the other. Richmond Hill
Fed- has lost many of its beauties and is daily
that, losing more. If you mean It for a residence,
.hing what avalls its intrinsic value? If you sell
f the part you deprive it of every beauty save
4eat, the mere view. Morris' has the most com
idue- manding view on the island; it is reported
ian's to be indescribably beautiful. The grounds,
ieet- too, are pretty; how many delightful walks
the can be made on 130 acres; how much of
I the your tasto displayed I In ten years or
lage, twenty years hence 130 acres on New York
was Island will be a principality; and there is
had to me something stylish,elegaut respectable
,orial and suitable to you in having a handsome
after country seat. 8o that, on the whole, I
lole- vote for Morris'."
men But Colonel Burr did not purchase the
ften mansion at this time, though thirty years
did later he married its mistress, and resided
udge there for some time, and met a class of
apa law students in the room formerly occu
pals. pied by Washington as his sleeping apart
y to ment. The later history of the mansion is
e of both varied and interesting, but it is so
ister near our own times that it is scarcely
Post necessary to repeat It here.
that An account of the visit which the writer
lan- made to it recently, in company with a
-ked gentleman familiar not only with the place
ence but with its history as well, will no doubt
1n1i prove more acceptable. The main hall of
,nds, the mansion, which one enters from the
rash- pillared porch,is, with its ancient portraits,
,and its polished oaken Iloor and great depth
legal and roominess, the nearest approach we
,lime, have perhaps to that of an ancient baronial
reat castle. This hall opens by folding doors
Dr. into the drawing room of the mansion-the
ived same that was used by Washington as a
t at reception room during his military occu
Slie pancy, Here he received his visitors, lis
on teued to his orderlies' reports,and dicta
iorse ted his *answers, and here at the last was
with held the council of war which decided
road that Manhattan Island shouldbo relin
here The floor of this room, and indeed of
3 see eveiy apartment in the house, is of oak,
iful- and so highly polished that it affords an
lots, insecure footing to one used to carpeted
by rooms. The wall paper has a ground work
port- of green, with raised figures of vine and
ittle leaf having the appearance and texture of
Re- velvet, and its coloring is as fresh and
Mid, vivid as though nearly a century and half
cods had not passed since it left the hand of the
and artisan. In this room also hangs a beauti
ntly ful chandelier, which was formerly the
and property of the unfortunate French Gener
)ctor al Moreau. A winding stairway at the
1gely right (f the hall leads the visitor to the
son, suite of apartments above, and ushers him
'ted, first into a hall directly over the on below,
bul- and of about the same dimensions. From
pro- this hall one may ste p out upon a balcony
)und which commands a magnificent view of
tiont city, river and sound. Washington's bed
way' chamber was on this floor, at the rear of
the the hall and directly over the drawing
rs of room; there is nothing noteworthy about it
to except that it contains a number of secret
seen doors and closets, not all of which are
,fore known to the present residents. Two small
n1 to ante-chambers, one on each side, were oc
in- cupied by his aids, one of whom was Alex
he ander Hamilton. The old oak bedstead on
tt he which Washington slept is still preserved
ora- with other treasured relics in the attic of
ifort the house.
his Having seen all the objects of interest that
dis- the old mansion contained, although but
:ons, very few of them are included, in this do
l'aye cription, we were Invited to a walk in
t the grounds, which are extensive, coimpris
duel ing about 130 acres. Even hero the anti
quity of the place is apparent. The great
Om locusts that line the main approach to the
th mansion are dead at the top and hoary with
In At a trial in the Court of Kings Bench,
oger June, 1838, between certain Tweedledees,
aslc toa alleged piracy of an arrangement
f"TeOld English Gentleman," T. J.
nrris -Cooke was supponiaedl as a witness.
the On cross-examination by Sir James Scar
ke - lett, that learned counsel rallier flippantly
it "Now, sir, you say the two melodlies are
oythe same bu ifferent. What do you
meys an, ut di
ao"Tom promptly answered : "I said the
isnotes in the two copies were alike, but with
tern different accent."
.the Sir James-" What is a musical accent?"
iting Cook-"My terms arc a guinea a lesson,
ir." (A loud laugh.)
ass "Sir James, (rather rnflled,)-"Don't
'-in our terms here; I ask you what is
yamusical accent?i Can you see it i"
g re- Sir Jamnes-"Can you feel it ?"
atea Cooke-"A musician can." (Great
to a laughters, (very angrily,)--"Now pray,
msir, don't beat about the bumsh, but tell Ills
g- Lordship and the jury the mecanining of
01what you call accent."
Cooke-" Accent In music is a stress laid
ider on a peculiar note, as you would lay a
stress on any given word, for the purpose
of being better understood. If I we re to
lisay you were an ass8, it rests on ass but
r'were I to say you were an ass, i rest on
sur you, Sir James."
tter Reiterated shouts of laughter by the
01er- whole court, In which the bench jomhid,
fter- followed thi's repartee. Silence being ob
og. tained, Lord Denan, the4 Judge, with
much gravity, accosted the chap-fallen
counsel--Are you satisfied, Sir Jamies ?'
Sir James, dceep red as ho naturally was,
dLr had become scarlet in more than name, and
in a great huff said : "Thue witness may
con- go down."
rs of The Manuraetuire of Coal Tar Dyes.
i at The extent to which the manufacture of
mamne coal tar colors is now carried is shown by
icily the following statistics of labor and pro.
nner duction at one of the prinoipal coal tar
a time color works in Germany. There are em
ployed over 1,000 workmen, in addition
rket, to forty overlookers and branch managers,
that twenty-five chemists, one engmneer, and
ving thIrty clerks and accountants. The yearly
1111l, consumption of coal amounts to 17,000,
vemn- 000 kilos; anthracen, 825,000 kilo.; naph.
;hter tha and benzol, 050,000; chromate of' pot.
Hecr ash, 280,000 ; caustic sodo, 1,245,000 ;
sem- sulphuric acid, 2,250,000; muriatio acid,
wing 4,060,000; nitrIc acId, 825,000; alcohol,
ac- 91,500 ; and sundry chemicla, 8,560,000.
Oive In a now.
"Please, sir, give me a bow?"
The child was siting on a lower doorstep.
Her eyes sparkled and her tiny fingers
played with the stub of a lead pencil. A
straw hat was shoved back on her head,
and the breeze played with the bows of
colored ribbon. Near by sat a demure little
miss,who looked with amazement at hercoin
panion, who) had dared to address a stran
ger. The neighborhood was respectable,
and the children were well dressed.
"Yes, sir, a bow, like this you know."
The child nodded her head, her long
tresses dropping forward and kissing her
"Why (10 you want ie to bow to
,,Oh, 'cause I want everybody to bow to
"Yes, sir, eveiybody."
'But, if everybody should bow to you
that would keep you busy bowing in re
"Yes, sir; I know that, but--''
"But that's what I'm willing o do if
everybody will only bow to me," sie re
plied, putting the stub pencil between her
lips an( smiling at her companion.
"Why in the world do you want every
body to bow to you."
"Cause I can get a hundrede bows. Don' t
"Of course. But why do you want a hun.
' ICause is no answer. "
"I know tian't, but_ "
"Will you tell me why if I will bow to
"Yes, sir," she replied reluctantly.
The bow was given. The stub pencil
was i use a second afterward. The child
bent forward, and after unfolding a slip of
paper that she kept out of sight, smoothed
her dress over one of her knees, and hold
ing her paper on the smooth place, wrote
1. There were other 1111 on the slip; and
the child compared theni with those on a
slip held by her companion.
"What are those marks for?"
"That shows how many bows I've had,"
she replied, holding up the sill) of paper.
"Did you have to ask as many persons
to bow to you."
"Oh no, Sonic bow to Inc even if I don't
ask them, like papa and mama."
What good does it do?"
"Yes, sir, 'cause if I get a hundred I
can make a wish."
"Wish for whatl"
"Anything. Don't you see?" When we
get a bow we mark it (own until we get a
hundred. Then we fold n the paper and
bury it in the ground. Then we make a
wish for something."
"Do you expect the paper will turn into
what you wish for?"
"Some do, but I don't. Sonic girls nut
it in the ground and go and look at it,
every day. Their wishes don't comie true
someltimes. I just vut it In and wiit."
"Did you ever get anyciing?"
"Oh, yes sir. I had a gold locket locket
last Christmas that I wished for."
"And how niany bows have yo.i marked
on that shpl"
"Eighty, eighty-one, eighty-two, eighty
three. Eighty-three, sir."
"Can the same person bow to you twice?"
"Oh yes. But not the same day."
"What do you intend to wish for."
"I don't know yet. Something nice
"I hope you will get it,"
"Thank you. sir,'' replied the child.
,,Ain't you going to bow to me?" caie
from behind the railing, as the demure lit
tle miss looked up shyly.
Again the request was granted.
"Thank you, sir."
D)run,k on Cofree.
An Italian statueseller, going on his
rounds in the Pais streets and carrying a
tray of plaster casts on his head, stumbled
uploni a wellstuffed leather portfolio lying
in thme road. As It, contained $2,500 in
bank notes, it was a perfect bonanza to a
gamin. Wh at, could lie not buy wit h it !
But there was one tihing for which lie
cared above all others. It was strong
coffee. IIis first thought was that lie
could driink a dlozen cups of coffee a cday,
if lie chose, lie rushed into a cafe andl
swallowed, one aufter another, six of Gaim
betta's favorite "'monograms" and nine
"glorias"-cups of strong coffee with
liquor. The next day he paid a second
visit to time restaurant and1( indulged In a
fresh debaucht; and lie returnedl on the
following day to order coffee with time
same recklessness, is continued revelry
excited the suspicion of the poli1c, andl he
was flially arrested. TIen bank notes were
l ound in his p)ocket. A hundred francs
had lasted himu several days and lie was
evidlently congratulatinrg hi mmself on hiavinug
resources wherewith ho could buy amnd drink
gallons of stronig coffee durinig the .vmt er.
Amntiuity of Mhan,.
Believers in the Mosaic account of time
antiquity of man may derive seine comfort
from the fact that the ablest geologists and
antiquarians have varied in their computa
tions as to the age of man not less than
600,000 years. Sir Charles Lyell, for ex
aimple, first pt.need the appearance of man
on earth about 800,000 years ago ; his later
comiputations rediuce this p)eriod to 600,000
years ; others formerly tassigned 1,000,000
of years as t,he age of main; more recently
the supposition of many scientists reduced
this to 20,000 years. D)r. Fowler's Red
Indian found buried sixteim feet in Missis
sippi mud was believed to be 57,000 years
old, but Mr. Fomtaine found a skeleton in
the same neighborhood uinder fifty feet of
earth which had been buried only four
years I United States engineers by careful
calculation find that the whole New Orleanis
delta to the depth of forty feet is the pro
duct of a little more than 4,000 years.
Professor Aiidrows gives the probable gla
cial age at Lake Michigani as about 6,000
to 7,000 years, which other scholars are
adopting as the antiquilty of the ''ice age.'
Man, according to geologists, came after
the ''ice age."
--Of sixty-eight prizes in the Uni-l
versity College, Lonudon, sixteen were
taken by women the lastiin session.
-A man on the Peninsula railroad
in Florida, gathered 10,000 oranges
from one tree last fall.
-In 1879 the number of persons
who ylsited Vichy was 83,805, of whom
A merica contributed 517.
An Orchestral Squabble.
There was a pause in the rehearsal, and
"the gentlemen of the orchestra" went out
to seek refreshment and to stretch their
legs. The instruments, finding themselves
by themselves, Indulged in a little badin
Age; and to the Double Bass, who is a
ood hand at taking down notes, we are
indebted for a report of the proceedings.
It appears there had been a good deal of
ill-feeling among those preson. in conse
:4uence of the numerous airs the First Vio
in had indulged in during the engagement
)f its proprietor, a famous soloist. and the
mubordiuate intruments, feeling aggrieved,
xprcssed their sentiments in characteristic
"You think yourself everybody," grum
)led the Clarionet,- and the Hautboy (an
ustrument of very much the samc order of
nii) backed up the assertion.
"1 tell you what," coolly replied the
First Fiddle, "you're an obtrusive humbug
this to the Clarionet]. Your remarks are
iot worth a rush (or a reed). And as for
/ou, [this to the 11autboy,J if you don't
.orreet a growing tendency to sing through
(our nose, you'll be put down as a nasal
"No personality I" blurted the Ophi
leide. 'You take advantage of your
"As for .you," leftily replied the First
Ipiddle, "you're a mass of brass. You're a
latant nuisance I"
"Well, I'm blowed I" cried the Cornet.
"Moderate your language, " said the gen
eel First Fiddle. "If you have had the
nisfortune to pass your early existence out
oide taverns, you should remember you are
iow among respectable company.
"Well I" burst in the Drum, "I don't
hink in argument you are--"
"Pardon me I" Interrupted the First Fid
le, 'don't venture on the question of
irgument. Itemmuber you wore born to
"As an old friend of mine," sharply
6vhistled the Piccolo-merely a fife with
teys-"l object to this personality."
"Oh, dear I oh, dear I " rejoined the sea
ntive First Fiddile, putting his bow to hi;
ara, "Oh d, dear I o, (eAr I Piccolo, you
re so sharp you might Le Piccalilli."
"Gently, gently," interposed the Flute,
'you are rather hard upon my younger
"Silencel you double-tongued lupos
or " aigrily broke forth the First Fiddle.
"And as for that snake in the grass, the
3erpent, and that three-cornered-tempered
ittlic toad the Triangle, and that jangling
ld pa:r, the Cymbals, and that idle old
Irone, the Bassoon, I despise the lot of you.
l'here's only one instrument among you all
,hat I admire."
'And which is that ?" shouted the whole
I"Violat" replied the First Fiddle-"one
who always backs me up, and who says in
he play-'Twelfth Night,' you know
'Save thee, friend, and thy music ; dost
liou live by thy Tahor?"
"What say you to that, Drum? What
4 lucky thing for you that your master has
i second-hand clothes business to fall back
ipon in the daytime I"
"A wretched instrument without any
liatinctive characteristic," snorted the
"My dear- Trombone," gravely remarked
ho First Fiddle, "you really (o go to such
Here the musicians came back, stumb
ing over the stools, and the instruments
being taken up, harmony again prevailed.
Medicinal rinta in California.
It has long been k nown that the climate
if our J?acillc States offers singular advan
tages for the cultivation of certain foreign
plants from which valuable medicines are
mxtracted. It is only quite recently, how
aver, that the flora of that coast has been
,pecially stifed with a view to ascertain
the ecoinomiic value, for medicinal purposes,
of the native plant,s. A chemnist of Cali
fornia has given this subject special atten
tion, and finds that there are many plants;
there whole p)roducts are called for in mod
ern pharmacy. Tlhe JEucal,yptus globultus,
the Ycruba buena, and the Cancharlagua,
ire already widely knowvn. Tihe Grindelia
ro)bunta, which grows throughout the
St ate, suppl)ies a balsam of t,he resinous
chmaracter, most abundant in the buds, but,
found in all the juices of t,he p)lants. As
a cure for the erupltion occasioned by con
tact with the "'poison oak," the balsam is
Iiecounited almost, a specific. It is also in
demandl in the Atlant,ic States as a remedy
for asthma and bronchital affect,ions. The
leaves of the eucalyptus, serving as the
stulhiig of a pillow, have been found bene
fIcial in relievingi neuralgic headaches; and
a tincture prep)ared from the leaves has a
vatiety o,f uIseSii inmedlicine. 0One of the
newest of vegitable drugs Is obtained from
Yecrba san/a, a shrub known also as gum
weed mountain balsam, wild peach and
bears' weed. The leaves contamn a resi
nous substance highly spoken of as an In
gr(didenit, in cough mixture, andl for the
cure of bronchial aand laryngeal disorders.
The colletion aiid dIrying of medicinal
plants In Ualifornia, for shipment, to manu
facturing chemists at the East, Is gradu
ally becoming a business of Iiportance.
In 1804, whieni the distribution of Impe
ial Eagles to the French army took place
n Paris, the Colonel of the Fifty -seventh
Regiment, when the mioment camne fr hhin
o give up his colors, refused to part with
hem, and persisting in his refusal, was
meat to Napoleon at the Tuilerles. There
ho Emperor himself repeated the order.
"Sire," replied the Colonel in a voice trem
uliing with emotion, "I entreat you not to
usk inc to give up the colors. They are
ha colors of Montenotto, where I thought
~hey would serve me as a winding sheet.
i'o pairt with themi will break my heart."
The Emperor, however, was firm, and
mothmng was left to the Colonel but obey.
Jn the (lay of the distribution, when the
same of his regiment was called, the Cole
eL advanced sadly to receive the new col
3rns. Napoleon himself, took the latter,
tianded them to the Colonel with the single
word "Voyezl" Looking as directed, the
LColonel saw that the remnants of the old
colors had been skilfully joined together
ud worked into the new tricolor, on
which was Inscribed in letters of gold,
"Fifty-seventh, A Montenotte, 111lut sur
nomme Le Terrible."
-The ECarl 01 Roslyn thinks that
goats might be very profitably raised
In the Alleghianies and Rocky Moun..
-The official census returns giva
Boston a population of 8d3,665, an in~'
crease of 71,066 In ten year.
NEWS IN BRIEF.
-The Empress Eugenie remained
alone all night at the scene of her son's
-Barnstable County, Massachusetts,
has less population than fifty years
-At Manassas, Va., one oat sed
produced stalks which yielding 1000
-The tobacco crop of Lancaster,
Lebanon and York counties is in a fine
-The Marquis of Ripon has issued
an oruer abolishing ofilcial work on
Sundays in India.
-Ex-Empress Eugenie has arrived
at Plymouth, Eng., from her South
-The excess of American exports
over imports for the year ending June
:0 was $107,908,359.
-American re8idents in Londen pur
pose erecting an Episcopal church at a
cost of $75,000.
-About one hundred millions of
roubles are yearly spent by Russia f or
improved works of art.
-The census returns give the popu
lation of San Francisco at 233,066, in
cluding 20,549 Chineae.
-The receipts of nails at Cincinnati
since Soptember 1st, 1879, to July 24.
1880, were 465,510 kegs against 462,322
for the same time last year.
--There are two million hives of bees
in the United States, and the annual
product is estimated as worth $14,000,
-The Adams express company alone
receives and disburses in New York
city 14,000 packages daily, employing
-The earnings of the New York
Central railroad for the nine months
ended June the 30th show an Increase of
over $3,555.000 over the same period
the previous year.
--The United pipe lines are building
in the oil region of Pa. tanks large
enough to hold 2,700,000 barrels of oil,
at it cost of $1,000,000.
-As many as 32,000 emigrants left
Hamburg during the first six month of
1880. The number for the correspond.
Ing per lod of 1879 was 12,000.
-The ofiloial returns give the value
cf diamonds exported from the South
African diamond fields in 1879 as X3 -
685,610, the value of those in 1878 being
-Last year's ejectments in Ireland
for non-payment of rent are o0lolally
given as 2077--928 more than the year
-The chestnut crop in New Jersey
will be larger this season than it has
been for several years past. The trees
are very heavily loaded.
-The Tresury Department has pur
chased United States bonds to the am
mount of $237,700 for the sinking fund
of the Union and Pacific railroads.
-The planting of the eucalyptus tree
in the Malarious districts of Algiers,
Italy and the south of France has ren
dered the neighborhood healthy in
-Brooklyn's population by the new
census is 560,930, a gain of 84,493 since
1875, and of 170,831 since 1870. The
population of' Kings county Is 599,796,
a gain of 179.875 since 1870.
-Chicago had but 1I,200 inhabitants
in 1804. and was then the eighth city
in the Union. It had 298,977 in 1870,
and was fifth in rank. It now has495,
000 and Is fourth.
-Kansas has a population of over 1,
000,000. Ten years ago she had 364,.
399. On the same ratio as the last ap
por.-ionment, she will have eight mem
hers of Congress.
-Receipts of grain in Chicago am-.
ouintedi to 475,708 bushels of wheat,
3,056,913 bushels of corn. 272,592 bush
els of oats, 50,695 bushels of r.ye, and
5,998 bush'elsoi barley In the week end
ing on *he 24th of July.
--A Memorial window to Sir Walter
Raleigh is about to be erected in Can
on Fararr's church-St. Manrgaret's,
Westminister. Americans, London
Tnu ru asserts, have contributed large
ly to the fund.
-P'rofessor Haas, the renowned
church historian, has just celebrated
the fif'.ieth anniversary of' his nomina
tion to his professorship at Jona. Tlhe
letter appioinited hinm was signed by
Goet,he ne, Minister of Art and Science
-The Nowbray Nitro-Glycerine
Works at NonribAdams. Mass.,have been
been blown up t .ree times, 0Of the teni
successIve sup)erinttb:dents, eight have
been killed by explosio.'is, one is blind,
and tihe other is no0W in charge.
-Tfhe Calhfornia Magnates arc credfi
ted with an amount of wealth whichI
would comfortably support a small
country. Mr. Charles Crooker is stat
ed to be worth $31,495,458. Mr. Le
land Stan fordl $31,643, 308, and M rs. Ma
ry F. 8. Hopkills $25,280,972.
-Bishop Scherschewsky, of the Pro
testant Episcopal Mission in China,
has held the first ordination of natiyes.
Three Ohinese were admitted to the of
flee of deacon and one to that of priest
-On the 12th, Houston received the
first b,ale of new cotton of the season
It was sold at the Houston Cotton Ex..
change to Mr. W. D. Cleveland, the
well k nownt cotton factor for the hand
some sum of $305,00.
-Mr. Oliver Dalrymnple, the great
Minnesota farmer, intends to cultivate
30,000 acres of wheat in 1880. HIe will
have twenty steam threshers in opera
tioni with 185 reaping machines. Ini
1879 he employed 600 laborers and in
1880 increased the number to 700.
-H err Irminger,of St. Gallen, S wit z
erland, has a medal which belonged to
his great-grand uncle, Henry Irminuger,
the leader of the lamous party that
stormed the Bastile. It was cast in
honor of the event, and beats on one
side a half figure of the victor wIth
the inscription: "Henry Irminger,
chevalier et capitaine, vainqueur de
-An entire division of the Belgian
army, provided with a comipletetouap.
meat of train ambulances, and so f orth,
is this year for the $rst time ascemb
lhng In the abpof Instructio) at
Beverloo, the topisn 12,000 ''
men, 2 500 lhorat'i einy-four guns,
and 1(A wvagoa. oCam p is de
scribed by they enMa Minister Qf
War as apre