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RI-WEEKLY EDITo- DNB . EMBE N
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I read a legesld.' 1471 A
The other day, Amid the faint,
Calm light of early dusk ;
The story, odorous of musk.
Smiled in a dut-bound, silent book,
Neglected in a lover's nook.
. Of couro you know it 1 h<.w be strove
To shape the marble like his love
y Thatraci6ut soulptor ; howhis, baxd
9 perte4 3gate the peogteous wpole
Jove bresthe(4Vn it hid lady's soul.
h'dilnty myth in moi6ka thee:5; . 1
Will serve to tell i careless rhyme:
Our sculptor soeqrs there Ipo Jooe ;
ienpo bsas p~a~le a tvth of love;
Oo praetieal the race pas grown,
is onl.y beauty's heart is stone.
Neighbor Goodwing's Story.
"Nephew Nathkn4as always g lile I
doubt If 4e ever knowingly trod upon a
('Wor.,uend I'll' vetiureno word ever est
caped his lips that he would wish to recall.
He early'f und the: peace, qf heaven, ap4
p bool, 1}Iq days thanking God, that
the blessings vouchsafed to him are sd
manifold. It is, as I now call to mind,
some eighteen months ago, an my .spouse
stood under the maple tree that is near our
porch, busy, as is her wont, with some
sMiry ma'ters, that hhe heardthe clatter of
a hswr6es hoofs, and looking up Whon did
she see but her nephew,Nathan. He rode
up to her. and without dismounting, salu
ted her, bending low to do so, and after
presenting her with a fat and neatly pluck
ed fowl, made discourse which I will re.
peat ,6 neArly as ny memory bears out
what my wife did tell me.
1"The Lord-hath beew-very good to me,
93o he hath, Nathan."
"My blessings are more than I can reck
on, my Aunt Charity."
ITruly, you do well always to bear that
In mind, Nathan."
"Yet I fear that, through so many mer
eles, I shall be, unhuaiadul of my ,p-tual:
duties, and become ittached to the thiig,^
of time and sense my Aunt Charity." .
"You must pray to be delivered from
"I have cast my eyes about, seeking
some means by which I may be tried ad by
the, myAunt Qh'rity." I ! #
"You do wiong,' 44atha.' Thol Lord
works in His own way."
"Therefore, I believe tnat He hath di
rected my thoughts."
"What mean you, Nothian "
"Toward Mrs. Polly Prentiss, my Ault
Cha ityl "t I
d*, if1 kI il:w nly if, secihb~ois, .
said Mr. Goodwing, inerrupted1 tije course
of his narrative; "and to judge by 'the
flash of indignation that wps in her eyes as
she told ie this,' the-aiawk that she gave
Nathan was not gentld. Her words were:
"Toward that shrew! Why, she hath in
her to afflict a man worse than' him from
whom our Lord did drive seven devils."
. "Yet, knowing that I debare .Mistress
Polly in marriage; surely in that *ay, It in
no other, I may imake self-sacrlfice, anol be
tried as by fire"
"You are pleased to jest, Nathan." -
"I never jest, my Aunt Charity;for every
light %word we are.held to account.'.
"But heaven doth not command yoU to
eat bread that hath molded, nor t4 take 4
wild beast to your home, Nathan."
y, t hascome upon -m wit
tije ceo i~ onvicton; m Aun Charit,
ttat mu have subh trialp as will
me from the world, and, if .I marry this
woman I shall have such trial ever pre
- vf"hereupon my'%puse,i agail Mr.
Goodwing s~id by way of interruption,
"did call him a stupid-'fool;'abdodidpray
heaves afterward to forgive her. S3he said
to him, also, that to ,wed that woman wonid
be to seek a grave or the inadhbuse. ' But
he shook his he'ad, and without further re..
-mark rode away: and my spouse' did. not
comfort herself by the thought tha.t, two.
.minutes of conversation with Mistress Pol
ly would drive the notion from his he$
"A week later Nathan came again.
"She hath promised to wed me, iny
* Aunt Charity."
"She liath pi-dn~sed to wved you, Nathi
ani Havo you in truth asked her handi
I could o'rf With 'texationm andsorrow?~
"Ho0w else, my Aunt Charity, could
- she promise to wed ime uniess I asked her
"How else? Woe , the sirewd;' h/d she
taken the notion-, would not hesitate to go
.to yopa or qa~y map and, clemagd nqqrriage.
Of course, she prbmilsed you. Little chance
had she of a husband, Why, Nathan,
why did you not wed the Widow Abigail
" Ah, my Aunt CharIty, much did I do.
*sIre to do so, but that would have been too
*great a blesgig S3orol waus . tempted to
ask the widoi' 1lEd~ thWti
sister LydiA ~*4I44*ie. O
that ovenink f hitdleiiythe wiu'do
as she knitted, aud marked her grace,. of
manner and comelIness; and I made meon
; 1Q46 <(la's haipmness, and when I did
ithat,Abgil turrted to me with tender eyes,
and cooly said:
"Will you not take iity on Lydia's lone
ly sister f" and for instant, even many min
utes. I did have sore' temptation to woo
es(o~rl judgpd by that remnirik sho might,
if urged, glven men her hand.TIhen came the
words of the lBeripture to m'e, to flee temp.
tation, and I-made great effort and quitted
her. I have not seei ler, since, except izj
church, where she g '4 gqpe pun ie, pl jt
"Yrcu are a wicked man, NIathan Ap
pleby, thus t* break the heart of a good
womanaptoutaig up witti a shi iid.
dayAns Olahdth ~4a st~de
-bfiErfth 's ria hands, and she said,
e"You great seed-sowing numbeklill'6Q1
of mf' sight, you all-favored, hudeouc-mian
'And yet you persevered in your inten.
tions Nathan?" ~
"TAruly, I did, and I had heard her say,
"I bate a man, great, stupid, ill-begotten
things." Then her'fathr replied "A feai
yotx *111 never have op at lty to dc
rghtbuthiate a %nanl"" 6 1f aId;
o lbqi'd pit ai rue the day I i
Andh~akn tAT"Jou did not turn
awaytNathan I f n
"What I beard only satisfied me, Aunt
Charity, that I should find the tribulation I
dW-gretly need. Mr Prentiss came to me,
and I spoke my mind to him without delay.
I said that I desired his daughter In mar
4adfwhatdIdhe ,ly V1- ,I
~e spqred-.bat, tantee w-s welbfav
9Xed girl,,an 4,that h; culd pot dey her to
meIae 9t me.. oa s tM~t
lan f m am d did
stare at me with a certain fied expression
that'Was painful to dlook.- upon; Yhen he
approached me - and &bid, that he: never
heard tbat i wps imprudqst 1n nay 4rink,
au 4 I hgdtrguble to pqrstage b th t his
suspicio ,wropgedne. 6Thn 1i oped at
me again, nd even hhta ihat rhy reason
had left me. At last I persuaded him to
send Lis daughter Polly to me. As he
.qtdtted the rbin ig .4isj4~ my hand and
said: "Nathan, I pray that she may drive
you frepite hope.-; Itwould be a bless
ing to you. -
"Mistress ]olly cai tn the room,
my Aut'ObArity, and, as-the d r closed.
sheostoodWIthher back ainst it abd s'miled
and I confess the smile had naught of
humor but only scorn in it. I trembled at
tha t1pile, fearing she would drive me
"l8peak up, Natbazu, Appleby," she said,
"for never, since your mother boree you,
did yodipeak louder than a cat mews."
"It I now remember right; I answered
her nothing, for my thoughts wdre In con
"Art dumbi" she said. "Might as well
be for aught yoa can say. Your face is like
a jack-o. lantern, and your tongue as full
of speech. Wiat's now I sayl"
"I asked hef it her father did not tell
"Had he told me," said she, "you would
not see me here.' I would like to know
what you whose ipunk is less than a
worm's could have to say to me fromi your
own lips. Not to give advice,l'll venture.
ptry tpt. Come,
ll iave iof you. Mellke you would
"She said this-niy Aunt Charity, as in
sarchasm; yet I am glad she said it, for my
spirit seemed to inelt like an., April snow
bank, and had I not taken .her .Words on
the echo, I fear I could not have made
'lnown my errand. Her glance as I said
this was terrible, so that 1 turned my eyes
to the window as for a chance to escape
violelce. .1 cannot recall all she said, but
(I ,io beqr in nlad that she termed me a
I eittlb.- that se said my legs;were spindle I
shan%$ whichjs uOaFIFe;. .Uicke
I $fiouIlli os m
c tibul %aifae 12681 N s iomy
face, indili ?qqd me to Bandy Banm, the
Idiot'. 1I 1drediVed. however that vo
oence y .h.ugil that' I
Is eno Vee : called me 4
a pandora, whatever that may be, and said I
that I should marry her, and right away,
and a sad day would it be for me, too. She
warned ne-to haie no delay, to "cause' the
band to be published next Lord's day) and I
as soon therehtter as the law* permits to
cond for her nii slie warned me to lieep
out of her sight' 'till' then. 'Other' painfuL
words she said, which I will not repeat, my1
Aunt Charity, and thus has she promised
An"A thinil a neighbors, of suchj
a Igohjg asOh GOodwing inquir
"b yop spouse did ,ay, rightily WOOe
shc 4ala$, hiT s tupid l,' said M.Pan
"That it passes all comprehension," said
Squire Whytynge. ,u-hs
f eV, I ~y'A remarked Mr. Purcha,
Whedonme o xperience was sad, "that
ho who knowingly puts his head in such a
nuoose'deserveseo wear it alwvays. Vine
gary women are wont to be smooth-ton,
gued durIng courtship and to make amends
for it afterward'." - - .
"Well, tell tas the rest, neighbor,". said~
Mr..Blain~leM,. "Th'iey .were aparried "
"~Yes, they wets married, on to Lord's
day three weeks, and those who saw therm
sth v quitted hier fathe's house say -that:
erted him A,11he w~ay to his home.'?..
"And 'did he soon wish he were dead?"'
*pake$i Mr.. grchgas in such a ; aggestive
tone that Mr. Jllumaejd again'slyly nudged
"Hi bdre'shrewishbess unbbmnfilalningly
for aix months or more,though he did grow
pale and lose flesh greatly; and he did
cof~ pie ,upon one occasion, that he
did no atn tgind when he married that.
death only parted husband and wife. His
silence enraged her;but never didhle speak
a word in temper to her. .Now I will nar
rate to'fou that w)yon is the niosi mnarvel.
ous as well as amusing of all of it. ~ My
spouse happened to fail in with Nathan's
wife about a year ago, and I will say,
neighbors, that my spouse, though usually
smooth apoken, can say a thaing~ sharply, if
she so dedir . Bhe Ii teil Polly Appleby
,that ivdsW grie ,if shame for her to be
l t phti ent Nathan." H
moanis like a calf and pure like a cit, and
bath less spunk than either. A calf will
bunt and a kitten scratch!I'
"Well, as to that, Madame Appleby,
sharp speech never made a calf to bunt nor
a cat to scratch. Your speech Is of no
more account to him than it would be to
them," said nmy spouse.
"With that Mrs. Appleby became very
wroth, and did call my spouse a padora.
"Humph," says my spouse, 'I could tell
you that which wortld make you angry for
cause.. .Do you not know that the sharper
spoelie $9 ade, the better does he like
"At this Mrs. Appleby did open wide
her eyes, and neighbors, as I sit here, for
theop,iw jugg eqylie, atpszered not
Ab 'b \ 'hie ,auWed you?'
fdt e zdit 4bh6id4 of ih M~'evious tq
the wedding. He married you becuse a
d eand he
less he had his share. Therefore td e
" a A .i Mr. Pantry, Ad
het mblig'bjUho is head with laugh
$kdwMbdshido shi) fo 'that#""asl~
. $vs 4Agepepleo%1gletly,id for
.,oriepepie 99 gpppe~ks she
with-him I'll make him another sDri of
$_yffftm this hour,. fot I-4i1'not .bi a
pack horse to carry my 'husband to
iWkeg liatban came'in,soon owr,.what
lid his wife do. but approach him and kiss
dthu, iAd N that trenibled; for never had
ihe 496tli Xfid,alsaddr ila,
and she did lovingly caress him, so that
lie was as one In A trance.
"Neighbors" continuell," Mi. Good
Wing, 41 hs.e been their babe,as I remark
d: and I sw Wathangently stroking his
spouse's brow, and he did say soft words
m a te ma4 lovn response,
omy spouse and me, she aid: "My 'Aunt
DLharity, you see what your. words have
criven me to.' I am not any packhorse;
ad I, my husbadd " and Nathan did even
in our presence kiss ier,and If she returned
not the kiss of love, then I never gave one
"Would that I had known that thus
could she have conquered. For she was
the comeliest lass in all these parts, and I
would have put up with six inouths of gall,
for a life-time of sweethess. Had I known
what I' know now, her name would be
Blumfield, not Appleby," said Mr. Blim
.The Growth of Gardenang.
It is intereattng to notice the extent to
which gardening has grown. In 1408 the
Dhief products of our gardens were cabba.
ges, ounions and garlic. Apple, pea*,cherry,
md quince trees seem to have been the
mly fruit trees in England at that time.
'ke plum tree was first introduced into
his country in 1580, being brought*, from
Asla. The cockopur hawthorn was first
muitivated here in 1692. The maple-leaved
lawthorn was introduced Into England
rrom America in the year 1738. A beauti
Eul variety of alder was first ;cultivated in
10ngland in the year 17710, being brought
from Switzerland, Biberia and other cold
3ountries. The cedar was first cultivated
iere n 1604,- and the common white larch,
which now convers with such excellen't
iffect so many wild parts of the kingdom,
)ut isbecoming diseased, was accidentally
aken to 8cotland in 1787. Mr. Meuzies,
LAu.)Ue,aving procured four of these
plante -rom Iberia, gave two to the Duke
tho, are still In full viggr at
UW, ad& e Wed th parents
se I kinkdopn; The
al i alo feign
a~ ~ ~ i '4*nase le $ not
ppear to hk'e lieen plated- m' 8cotland
Asfore the reign of Charles 11. 'The general
:ultivation of carrots orginated with cer
ain Flemings, who .4ed hither in the reign
>f Queen Elizabeth, and settled at Band
Vic!i, in .ent. Peas were a rarity in that
ame reign. They were brought from Rol.
i ora - t rd r Ucaie so far and
oat so dear." The opinions, which prevail
u respect of some flowers are curious. The
inap-dragon, for. example, Is thought by
he less advanced people in some countries
o exercise supernatural influence-to have
he power of destroying charms and baf
ling - maledictions. -Bachelors' buttons
were viewed as having a magical effect
m the fortunes' of lovers. 11ow oddly,
oo, have some plants reached us! Salfron,
which was at one tiue cultivated to such
in exteitin Essex as to give Its name to a
n,fame' mls frfm abropd, tI liej risk
J a life. Iakuyt was told at Baffron
Walden that a pilgrim brought from the
Lbvant to gnglAnd, IiL the reign p9f Edyard
LII, the firat root of saftron, which ii had
touni means to conceal 1n his' staff, made
toilow for that purpose. *If he had taken,
1y jtlow of the coqimtry ferm whence it
same, he had died from the 'Act." dafron
difl, 11olborn, part of Ely Gardens, had
iLesname from tne cropsit bero.
" Sounding Fiaime.
Of all prodneers of so-called mysterious
sounds Dr. T1ynidall's secnsitive, or 4owel
fiaic Is one of the most curious. Out of a
particular kind of gas, with 'a burner of
Reculiar. constructlon, the learned professor
produces a lighted, jet of flame nearly two
feet in hejghtr extreumely, garrgiw, and so
exquleitely soingtive to iouuds that' it sngs
and dances up and down, ik ye, onse to
everything that is sung or . said, with 'dif
ferent d grees o sns bility for different
vowel uioldda. "'e slightest tap on a
distant anvil reduces cits height seven
iichse.., Whepc a bunclifof keys Is shaken,
the flame is violentlf agit~ted;"'and einits a
loud roar. The, .dropping of a sixpence
into a hafid alrL'ady contining coin, at a
distance of twenty yards, knocks the flame
down.. It Is not possible to walk across the
floor svithlout agit'atlng the fla'me'. The
emfeakinifof boots sets It-in violent doinmo
tion. The cr4m~pling or tearing of 'paper,
or the ruistl6 o~ a'ilk 'dross, does thisa~me.
estarf ledf tlie pytter of a rain . %rop.
Ihears a wa dnear then' flame, ndbody
asIts ticks; but you all see -the effect
ujion the flame ; at every~tiek it Jalls atzd
roars.'' The winding up dki' w'ach also
produces tumult. Tme twittering of a dis
tant sparrow shriokaiu the flame ; the note
of a cricket would do the same6 A chirrup
from a distance of thirty yards causes it to
fall and roar." -In reference to the power
of the flame to respond to poetry, thme heo-.
turer said: "The flame selects fron the
sounds those to which It can respond ; It
notices some by the slightest nod, to others
it bows more distinctly, to some Its obeis
ane is very profound, while to many
sounds it turns an entirely deaf car."
Tallow Viandle Visha.
In the waters of British North America,
as we are informed, there is a fish, an odd
fish, as surprising i its way as the sea
serpant, and infinitely more- useful. It is
a species of smelt, and may be poetically
described as an aquati'i glow-worm. We
are told it may be literally used in the
same way as a cmndle, by simply setting
a light to the tail when it will burn with a
flame at ays tha4. of',the*' dips?' which
our anierg used te' have to put up
wit boyeO s .as was inyented. JA is a
sem l silvery 0sh, jiweragin about fouri
teen inche~s ogiss edigly fat, and
agerd4tn efi .~ a luable oil, and
is do inflammable that the drIed 9arcase
11 lerye af togeh., Anlqug thieinatives,
te 9pmI inon as) t19 .o4h .d by
~ ~mav t~edIt, Ia
dut e o the'sa i fr more 11he~
a i ebL Thea fish are
as much as their oily natura will1 allow.
- n3avruss-ndoln Drinking.
.Not. long ago a str pge scene took place
in a, pretty gardea.noksi.hundred mil" rom
London.. The tree4iaded lawn was -seat.
tred over with seate, with'here and there
a brigit-colored Pprsian-rug for the special
belIQof of any guestsiwho object, to open.
air ngsspments on. ant of the. "slamp
grass. To some DUPadF gras is always
damp. It was early .1 the afternoon, and
the only tenants of tl garden -were the ser.
vants, whQ were arniiging refroshiments
up.on some 'tables under the trqes. They
seemed full of nods said becks, and whls.
pers of apparently mysterioqs import Past
ed among them. A iarriage drives -up tC
the gate, and two ladies, entering, look
round for their hostess. The servant who
.has admitted them goes in isearch of his
mistress, and a few Woments afterward a
young ad beautifully dressed womei
issues from the hogs, her fice deeply
flushed, her eyes half .cloeed and her gail
uncertain. Just at this noment anothei
carriage drives up, a -gentleman and lady
being the occupants. k They, too, enter by
the garden gate, and sdvance towards the
houeo adrosi the lawn.. As they approiclh
the uncertain, swaying figure of their host.
e0s they look-at each eter significantly, and
the lady says in a low voice: "I was afraid
of this. Where can Mr. X. be to allow
her to be seen in this; tatq ?"
Theinterpretation .9, those wild lopk.,
that disordered hair, 4#d those meaingless
words that Mrs. X.. isl intoxicated, thougi
not suliciently so to ie quite helpless. Bhe
She wanders about among her guests, her
condition, however, being so palpable, sc
unmistakable, that the majority laugh and
titter, while the friendly few pity though
they condemn her. 'the painful scene ws
ended by the arrlval of her husband,, whose
look of misery as he led his. wife on hi
arm through the groups of gally-dressed
people into the hoitse touched .,eyen the
laughers with pity.
S'This is no exaggesttion of facts. It 1s,
unfortunately, a sceneofrom real lif, and,
I fear, not an unconupon one. TiP love
of strong di ink appearqd to be increasing
among the educated wpnen pf our day.
buring the season just. past Instances of
this were so frequent As to leai to the con
jecture that a lund OI epidemic of drink
was pervading those cluses of .society in
which culture, position, and tjie passession
of every comfort of iIe would ppear to be
a sufficient guaranty against so degrading
a vice. "dociety ladipb" live too much
upon exqitement not to suffer from the ine.
vitable reactioi. For P few months of the
year they endure cntinueu fatigue in tread.
ing the social mill, and for the remainder
they are a prey to ennul. They try the
first dose hlo al as an experknent. "My
eyes look qo 4u and heavy; this morning,
bo-and-so Ayhlofid' is suo, . a capital
tung, I tlk 11 try It." In this. case, as
in that rouge, *t e not $ie "first step that
costs.". It p iy e144gh. '.:ut *frin ao
a practiee it develops into a necessity. It
is no longer a servant, bnt master. . My
lady has lier half pint of champagne about
an hour after breakfast, another at linch.
eon, a glasi of liquor instead of afternoon
tea, a regular sequence of wines at dinner,
and brandy in her post-brindial coffee. Her
chloral in her dressing rodm Is as perma
n ent and indispensable an arrangement as
her bath, aud much set missed' from its
usual position than her B T le.
A Biter "'I n.
They were playing far on Pine street,
8t. Louis. ' It was, early n the morning,
full four hourd before ybreak. There
was a goodly gathering a und the board,
and all went well ntil a air of visitors
stepped in. One was ev ently a old cus.
tombjr, for he saluted the ealer in a fami.
har way. He was dresse like one of the
many who secure a livelh d by- showing
strangers from the count how to buck
the tiger .and p lace th money' on the
wrong card. is compji on looked like a
pian who hasi juet arrive from the rural
districts. His pants wer tucked ila his
boot-tops, and his slouch bat hie wore in
tie country fashipn. B the hat shaded
a pair of eyes that sparki with uncom
mon lustre and a pale fa and forehead
that were not tanned a brown as an
agricultuiset's should be Wh~en the two
entered the bank, the first escrhed above
appr'oached the dealer.j
"Get onto his knobs."
"P'm onto him," said tl e dolor; "who
Is the gilly.?"
"A granger from Lincoln canty. Fresh
as an oyster, and with a big ad on lim.
He's good for a clean thqsand if we
only work him right."
- r' oll, you know how to 9rk him. Let
him come right in," said ti lealer.
"That'saall right enough, ut he won't
go in unless I do, and I e~~' because I'm
The dealer spoke to t 4 roprietor of
the place. ,The pi p tor said:
-'Stake, biin, of course,['. the dealer
h'anded the supposd roper-i 10 worth of
change. The.flatter took it ut it away
down in his pocket, and ding to the
granger'from Lincohln count d: P'Let's
go down and interview his (ba' on the
corner." His ~"nibs" was corner saieo
nist. When they got .d ni there the
pants came out of that agri lthsrist''s boot
tops, ,the labels of lia coa era thrown
back, and disclosed a city and collar,
and the hat pleod in its per positien
revealed anything but' an soplaisticated
countenance. The two .sh hands, said
the scheme had worked and then
stood, op to bar until mor an half thiter
ill-gotten gains had passed r it. Then
they went out on .the ai elk, locked
arms to prevent each othe ogi fslling,
and told all whom they m of the wsy
they had beaten the bank.
A forrid Afla
Antoine Brisbois was fou urdot-ed in
his trapping hut, ih Ontario is furs and
money were misamngiand so his partnqr,
Patrick Hennessey, upon w the crime
was laid. That happened years ago.
Hlennessoy was neyer dl - ed. Lately
F~elix Ilaicot and Cyrus Ore er, lumber.
men were crushed by a he hog. Ral
cot wak told'tliat he would es that he
would speedily die. He confessed
that he and Greenover ered both
Biriabols and Hennessoy, ing the
~se~ T o this revola
their absence Greenover era tromn his
uch htan erousl h an uled
wounds so'as'to slmnne'hnm death b.
fore the offlaial camne to writ is Ola -~ 4
An Old Orittiph Ter.
There is recorded the death at Montrose,
on Oct. 1, bf Coull, the old tar *ho steered
the Shannon Into the memoraile, actiod
with the Chesapeake, off Boston Harbor,
on the 1st of June, 1818. James Coul4 was
born in the fishing village of Ferrysen,
nea; htontrose, on the 7th day of January.
1786, so thit he was in his ninety-fifth
year. On aceount of the death of his
father and the poverty of his mother,
-James-started life as a cabin-boy in. one of
the local vessels at the early age of six
years.. He was afterward indentured as an
apprentice in the brig Concord, of Mon
trose, in the year 1801, and while lying at
Copenhagen was pressed for the navy the
same year. Janice was sent on, board the
Centaur, seventy-four guns commanded by
Captain Broughton, in which vessel he first
saw active service, having been at the bom
bardment of Copenhagen on the 2d of
April, 1801. After the treaty of Aniene
James received his discharge, and was sent
ii board his old ship te finish his appren
ticeship, wich he oompleted, and then
sailed as an A. B. in another local vessel.
When lyint at the Nore In this ship he was
again pressed for the Navy, and again sent
on board the Centaur, where he was short
ly afterward appointed Assistant Quarter.
master, and was present in this vessel at
the battle of Trafqigar on the 21st of Octo
bor, 1805. Froip this time onward lie was
retained in'the service, and by the time lie
was twenty-one was a circumnavigator.
His most notable engagement'was the tus
sle of the Shannoh with the Chesapeake,
off Boston harbor, od the 1st of June, in
-the year 1818, which only lasted fifteen
minutes from the Bring of the first gun to
the rianing up of the Union Jack over the
stars and stripes. Coull, being then a
setty offiger and and a volunteer from the
Acthoon, had the, honor of steering the
Sahon' Into aqion, and while doing so
he received a musket-ball in his loft wrist,
which traverse4 his arm and came out at
'h6blbow. Coull, hdwever, stuck to his
post, and after the vessels had got entang
led by the Shannod's anchor catching hold
ofthe Olhesapeake, he formed one of the
boarding party led by Captain Broke, re
ceiving a severe scalp wound while seramb
1ing on board, The scalp wound was
qickly patched up, but owing to the bullet
wound Coull was ihvalided in 1814, and
finally the'arm was taken off at the elbow
In 1816. Coull was then discharged on a
pension of $10 per annum, which was
augmented some fourteen years ago by ?18
1Os., so that he had been a pensioner for
the unusually long period of sixty six years.
Although thus disabled, he sailed for twen
ty years as cook In tfid whalers -belonging
to the port of Montiose, besides acting in
the same capacity for. fourteen voyages
across the Atiutl In saplug vessels.
The Anxious Passenoger.
The Union Pacific engineers are very
wicked fellows, especially those on No. 4
train. The passengers no sooner get com
fortably seated at ihe table in the dining
room or elbow room In a good position at
the lunch stand at Cheyenne Depot than
the engineer starts the train without warn
ing. Then the male passenger rushes out
frantically and waves his hat wildly with
one hand to let the train know thai there is
a passenger aboard that is left behind,
while in the other hand he balances a quar
ter section of apple pie or a vast ham sand
wich. His mouth Is so full he' can't speak
plainly, and he curses himself for lis own
foolish mutterings. Probably the 'acking
of the pie fringes his mustache andwhisk
ers, making him look as If apple.sauce had
been poured out of a pail into his mouth.
A small pebble causes him to slip and he
nearly chokes in gulping down a big bite.
Then he swears some and madly dashes
the balance of his meal to the ground. Hie
reaches the train by this tine, but lie is so
blinded with rage that he misses his calcu
latlon in jumping on the car steps and lands
fairly on lis shins; but he holds on to the
railing for dear life. An~d he never forgets
to swear all the while. Finally he0 scram
bles on the platform and assumes a safe po
sition just as' the Pullman conduct or in.
forms him thiat the train has merely back- 'I
ed down to take in the baggage 'and- will1
not start eastward for fortymilnutes. The
train suddenly stops and the passenger
jumps off muttering, "What a dod blasted
fool I was not to see that the train was
merely backing down and going slower all I
the time. Trhen he goes back to the din
Ing room or the lunch stand, but his appe
titeis spoiled; he is forced to take a rest aiid
wait his time and wrestle with the divine
ly mysterious hash of Sydney whichi is0
conceived by the Furies, mixed by astanm
and served by the devil. And the passen
ger spends the balance of the forty ninfutes
In cxplaining to the platform club why he
ran to a train that was only backing down
Dig Fatm. on tihe Paolfia Coast.
Th'le "aiammoth IParii)," of the Blacklock
Wheat Growing CompAny of Washington I
Trerritory, comprises 60,000 acres of wheat
land, of Which 25,000 adres are fenced. 0
Ground has beoin broken for a crop .whIch
Is' expeted to foot up bet ween 800,000 arndr
400,000 bushels, Another large farm is c
that of Dr. Hugh J. Glenn, of California.
RIs in thes Sacramento Valley, and com- i
prises 05,000 acres, of which 48,000 acres
were in wheat this year. The owner had
provIded 880,000 sackd, each holding 140 h
pouinds, but At, last reports they promised .
to be unecfual to the task of' holding the'
ordip. D)r. Glenn has his Own machine t
plops, blacksmilth shops, satw and planingt
jlls, etc. Ho manufactures his own
wagons, separators, hesders, harrows, and.
nearly all the 'machlney and Implements' 18
. , Ho has employe fifty men in seed
Ilag 'and 156) ia harvest, 200 head of horses
had mules, fity-five grain headers and other ~
wagobs, 159 sets of harness, twelye-twelye.
root headers, fiye sulky hay rakes, twelve ill
eight-mnule cultivators, four Gem aced ,
lowers, eight Buckeye drills, 'ight mow- so.
rs; one fortyleight Inch separator, thirty
iii feet long and tiurteon and a half feet go
iggh, with a capacity of ten bushels per
ninute; one forty-inch separator, thirty-aix
'eat long; ;'two forty-feet elevators for self- an
eeder, one steam barley or feed mill, and .ti
we twenty horse power engines. .The
'ortyheight inch separator thrashed, on the ab
4lo August, 1879, 5,779 bushels of ml
t l o ong, Witl Jor dust -~
4gt for, apd whqo ot apt t ~
Di away tnawares-5$
he cuativatloM of the samae.
There are thousands of people who wan
der through the woods in autumn picking
the beautiful scarlet and yellow leaves of
the sumac bush to decorate their rooms,
without knowing that there is any other
use for the plant. Yet the importation of
the sumao into this country this year wil
amount to about 11,000 tons, costing about
$1,000,000. The leaves of the sumac,
dried and ground, are largely used in tan.
ning and dyeing, and in Sielly and other
parts of Italy the plant is carefully culti
vated and treated. In view of the faet
that the American sumac contains from six
to eight per cent more tannic acid than the
Italian, and, remembering that the plant
grows wild in profusion throughout this
country, it seems reasonable to believe
that it might be made a very profitable
crop. At the present time the amount of
native sumac brought into the market does
not exceed about 8,000 tons yearly; and
its market price is only $50 per ton, just
half the price of the Italian product. This
large difference in the market value of the
foreign and domedtic article is due to the
fact that the American sumac, as at present
prepared, is not suitable for making the
finer white leathers so muoh used for gloves
and fancy shoes, owing to itS giving a dis
agreeable yellow or dirty 'color. - Thp
many attempts that have been made to
avoid this difficulty by care in cllecting
and grinding the leaves have not resulted
in success, and it has long been supposed
that this objectionable quality was inher
ent In the Amerlan plant; l?ut Mr. Win.
McMdrtrie, in a report to the United'tates
Commissioner of -Agriculture, showa that
this difficulhy can be surmounted' an'd the
American product made even superior to
the foreign. P
Mr. McMurtrie made anumber of testfth
learn the relative amounts of 'tannic acid
found in the leaves at different periods of
their development, ano while the amhount
was found to be the greatest in the. leaves
gathered in July, he found that these gath
ered in full development in.June were even
then more than equal to the-best. foreign
leaves. In this respect. but fuither,' h
found that the doldterious coloring, mattet
(due to the presence of quercitri and
quercetin) was not yet developed, andtpat.
therefore the American leaves gathqred in
June were saperior to the Itall a for q)i'
purposes: The importance of thi dlscov
cry may be seen by the fact that the culti
vation of the plant may be carried onmost
profitably in this country as soon as manu
facturers and dealers recognize the improve
ment thus obtained In the domestic article,
apdby classifying it according to its per
ceptage of tauio acid od its relative free
dom from coloiing matter, advance the
price of that which is early picked and
In Italy the sumac Is planted in shoots M
the spring in rows and is cultivateA in the
-J . ,4 6a; 2Z un eua Atnu, as
corn. It givesa crop the second year after
setting out, and regularly thereafter. The
sumac gathered In this country is taken
mostly from wild plaits growhi4g o4 waste
land, but there, is no reason whjr it should
not be utilized'and cultivated or land not
valuable for other crops.
Antiqaity at Table. .
At first the Greek, as well as the Roman,
at at table; but as his manners softened he
trad ually came to use .the couch, p piece of
urniture of more or less costly construe
ion according to the style of the dwelling
>r the wealth of the owner. Four or five
mersons managed to accommodate them
elves on tee dinner-beds in a way we
hould consider very awkward and uncom
ortable. The tables, like the couches,
vore often of great value, being of dear
voods, anid sometimes plated with gold or
ilver. Probably Alcibiades prepared for
he daily meal much in the manner of the
odern "golden youth." The Greek gen
leman and, for that matter, .no doubt, the
Ireek bourgeois washed, aninted and
toessed for dinner; a white robe, which
ras also the wear in Rome, corresponding
the "claw-hiammer" style of our day.
'he "curled son of Clinias'' sported, in ad
Ition, a garland of flowers, where his coun
iAtype appears in unadoraed beauty or
aldness of brow. Theli rose-emblem of
lience-frequenatly appeared above the ta
lc in that discreet suggestiveness 'which
as crystallized the etistom in a living
base. When feasting hadl grown to be a
>rt of sacrament amnong the Greeks they
ined with a ceremony unknown in our
ay. The various ministers of the table
igmnated a special nomenclature. Thervj
as the host, or the persons represetltng
ae host, pompously distlngufr.hed in
mc sonorous tongue of Buripides and Pla
~. There was thme master of the ceroemo
los, whose business was to .see that ;the
we and rules of entertainment wore ro
>oted. Next, we reckon the carver, an
sport ant personage, -to whom partacilar
lson is made in many passages of Gtsek j
keratdro. There is nothung hewy underth
in, and we may indulge tho' hirakileso.
if that Plisstratus the Tyreht,.thphe
ayed the role of Amp1hitryonLwes see
aded by a kaife Ma brilliant as that of t1he
nouwned Marquis d' 'Argrifellit, the or
iment of the table of Arch'-chinoellor
unbacores. Of 'this conpuampate dpw
,r, it ia recorded th4tt "he -carved sto a
iracle amnd was espsciallyOleve'iin tet
ag fall, as if by socident 'if W&%rnerf
e dish, the choicest hio alio*th'e jQp
hlappenedi to bdecuttidk; U' 'this,tt9 94
ough served the lastadebtding te the
quetto of tho table, he 'Al~agys'-anaged
save the tidbits fdr hiinself.' ',.
-liolgium .had ni gold celia~ni
-A ndover has sa y- vp the ogical i~
-The Atiglican Bishops in tlie wid
--There hro 188 mfiionaries ,of be h
ces in Japan.- '
-One ward ini Nashvie'fenn., ,has- t
-Patents ntumbering between 8,000
d 7,000 expire this year by Ilimita
-Tle demand for silver dollars Is
out equal tothe .supply ,from the
-The total ntsniber of colored Bap, h
t in the' 8oshera hstats is givenim
~he 6*:1 f of o aopt gtopl a
te get. $1h 0olat
- I-V ',Li
-Out of 7,450 DupIls i4. Charleston
publio schools 6,444 are coloreq,
-The Wealeyans of "ng ave
lost 37,000 members by r"ngov nd
backslidings alone. 1 1e '
-The average age of MasstehtNetts
ministers during the last thirty years
was fifty-nine years. ..
-The amounp of ,gpld in tpe Vited
States at the rese t tiMe ts in i und
-The mniigration in't th'l*fited
Strtes -during the year whIolfilded
June 30th was 45T,206, AA
--The Baptist, now hove 18,924 Weem
bers In Sweden, of whom 3,484jwyero
baptized the past year.
-The University of Bafai,. 8,
recently established, is 'm6delle&d'fter
the University of London. .
-It Is believed that the number of
Christilas n3 India,Ceyloo and Purmah,'
increased 200t100 last year.
-One hundred and' eigby uild
ings were erogted' i Pa,
during the season just closed.
-Germany anfiually'obnsumes 300- '
0 tons of ryA; the staple food. of the
wor~king.clageq bejpg rypibrpad,
--The, ag reWpost ~heUpted
States at yar
o e a
Of E1jr(Kland njerebd .X847 0U0r0 ri
the week ending.thOd9thoz Otober.
. ,4. recentep9Nt,)AOWs tIithe in.
crease In the .99nu n=I lot and
1,r'ieauyt fiolc ;i. 4mte the
amount of foreign gold that has arrived
ini this. bountryesincerdulpl~gagf,00,
-Over 12,000,0009'buifl1#b-f rainu
'ihe late ii! 8ai'ordi 9 1 left
ItiehlA studIo at the'thne 4iis eath
pictures, sketched ind dludW'*UIued
-The Pzresbytorians, as the pesplt of
.el htgeafs' Work In bqis, ave 3,
76i d ts, kdy hav also
1,089 in 8outh Ahe'rlea.
-Gold is found in fifty-six- counties
in Georgia, copper in thirteen, and
silver in three, iron In 1ffty-taree, and
diamonds in twenty-six.
--It Is estimated that the sea''swol
lows up about 24 yards a year If part
of the Yorkshire consti and aUou, 3
fet a year of part of Lent.
-Within the last eighteen yeafs the
Catholics of Irela'nd expended- $4300,
(00 on churches, $16,09000., ol con
vents, and *1,500,000 on colleges.t
--Italian army offledrs ore exer
ised In the practical runiii rail
road trains, so that in time of ' they
may know all about novi.A tr as by
-1'rice'GoTts'chakofis 1fafId to feel
the hi'eIlasiess of his '6l0 n 'so
much that he has asked to be uite
ly relieved from the qutlo" tho
-A military g6ard A4o bartes
every train on the Me~xico o Vera
Cruz Railroad, and at ever$ ) on a
guard is drawn up under nr1 thle
arrival of every'train.
-The Recorder of D f land
says that of 9700 dw'e *ih tene
ments in that city, 230' a occu
pled by abbut 8O,OOOpe . re uiit
for human habitation.
-Three thousand five htundred
square miles of timber' weo gold at
Quebec recently 'for $ ' the
largest sale of timtielr ligp)e
took place li Canada.er
-It is gratifying to k:&ow 'tht the
pennut orop of the Uaaited $~s Is a
svavess, and 2,220,000b bh0l have
beena harvested, an incereasp Qf about
300,000 bushels ovoer 1879.
-The Crown Princess of ca man
wias so much pileased last WvinI widt
Pegli, near Genoa, that sle Wrill eturn
tk pass the coming WiLt'er therA with
her husband and childiren~ '
Two tonman CathoIcioges are
to be established, 1~he dr9jno
the Ppe', In the ISld 'ter~I nder
~he con~roL of the B ahtop ,efIgjers.
1hey are to educate dhI iei a$~ for,
-The Chief Justicf' of Ejand is
aid $40,000 a year, the''Chip ustice
(the Comrpo, Pa. a2h e Chief
Baron, $85, 000 each, atd h~ tator of
he .ll (who has not to go opi cirout),
~f Netr York -a $1,0'
veas a to~ ia1 tA1'6soi
dangerous malady'ita h tne
he g'est actor's #410e.
-Great'f I i nn'~ i' uced -
'fpigiroil duiii to
fcoal. Thee are # 77 nol~ s In
he'United Rttg lify~RJic only4
ro inr Itelandi" n a og .e1 M
M e Ro'raiild 1 fund
ni e of Ate t~na of *
effe'alhc thd4 &0utti d@14 of the
'dso hiriWesnh Ay
r'l-vory.) Sipi anhbd BZ7ars, of
orkj Mainze>irds .'bdea the)fiiier' of
Welve.hidenvAj0y~ -tndM, girls,
igi of whotousfQ l'OsR9~~a vat
4.itof1gi4eepp . lie
99 ~rnt iib -and K
apdg a ye qp L reada -
dat t, sA es qo tim le
W "eyertan94 uiteraf y
agora, L~wy, Aik on Mr.A, - bauld,
nsrles Lamb, Edo tt, &o., az(1 Where
iey died, Joanna'in lubl, inl r nine
stn year, and Agnes In Ap 1), 1801,
her one hundredth year, )d out tu
-Boston grows $ . er she
rows olaer,. In 180i t hoe -
'4 ha e