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Far over bumruit and lawn,
Tho lono^glow anjhtong roar, j|A a**.
I I *4?*at hSra AbJUkl tCTrSoil I 11 f i
But thou wort Mluul Iu heaven?
Above thou glided tho star.
Ua?t thou noTofeo.'tWrAur, "Ol CiKA C
That standout hlnh aix>vo all ?
"I am tho,voice or tho peak, c , . ,,
I roar a^ra\o$| 1>\ )\ \\
A thousand voices r. o
To north, south, cast and west j'i T I 1 rn r
Thoy Ieavo tho heights and aro IroubleB,1 *
And moau and Blub to tholr rost.
Tho fleldsfhro falrbesidn4h?mLX TV ?TO C%
Tho chuslmit towersiuinVliuoio; V it?vj
But thoy?thoy fool tho deHlro of tho do*t>;
Fall?and follow their doom.
The. rseepIhaVt^ownr cmllin heJgllt,* f \. I /'?
, And t hu !n,t;;lif has poweron tho deep;
.?Theyararalff^torjovraiBhaiovrwyH Vittt" >
Ami Hint again Into sleep.
Not raieed f'>r over nml over,
But when their cyolo la o'er, , _
Tlio valley, tho voice, |he peak, (hr)star? ' ft
Pass, ami aro found rib laore.H. ? 3 1
Tho peak is high, and jluwh'd , -?<?* i
At Iii? hlgKrud With Buu'rlno lire; .'. <
The puak is hl(;h, and tho stars aro high,
i ? And tho thought of a mau Is hi eher. _. ' ,
. , ? .fTS / 1 * ' ) V? I t I <
A voice below l:ie voice.
And a height bvyoiid-tho height: ...
Our bearing not hearing,1 ' :
And our Boeing is not sight.
' Tim voice niitl tho peak, '" i , '''
Far into heaven wifluiraWA ;'<'.' s
Tho lono glow and long roar.
Green rushing from1 tbo rosy thrones of . dawn.
A MARRIAGE ON SPECULATION.
Translated from, tho French., c jr ^
The French entered Amsterdam the
.20th of January, 1815. The soldiers
stabked itheir .arms on the pavement,
and waited anxiously lor their billets
for quarters. .
Despite the severity of the weather,,
the oitizens turned out in large num
bers to welcome and admire the veto
runs in thoir rags. There was a general
rejoicing .throughout the oity, which
for the most part was illuminated. At
the extreme end of the town there, was
a Bingle house, whoso dark; forbidding
aspect was in strong contrast to tho bril
liant appearance of the neighboring
buildings. It was the residence of the
rich merchant Meistor Woerdon. He
was completely absorbed in his commer
cial operations, and neither know nor
oared to know what was going on in the
political world ; and, then, ho was too
familiar with the rules of economy to
think of squandering candles on an illu
" At this; moment, when" all was joy ]
and enthusiasm throughout Amsterdam,
Meister Woerden sat quietly in his big
arm-chair beside the fire. On the table
there was a little brass lamp, a mug of
beer, and a big clay pipe. On the other I
side of tho fire sat an old maid-servant,
' whose rotundity betrayed her Flomish
origin. She was occupied in shoving
back the coals that had fallen out on
tho hearth, when there came a loud
knock at the street-door.
"Who can that be? Go and see," I
said tho old merchant to the maid, who ]
had risen to her feet.
A few moments later a stalwart
young man entered the room. Ho threw |
off his mantle and approached the fire.
" Good evening, father," said he.
"How? Is it yon, William? I did
not oxpect yon back so soon."
"lieft Brook this morning, but tho
roads havo been made so bad by the
army-trains that wo havo beon the wholo
day on tho way."
" Well, did you seo Van Elburg?"
" Yes," said tho young man, Boating
himself before tho firo ; " Moistor van
Elburg consents to tho marriage, but he
adhor.es to his determination to givo his
daughter a dowry of only four thousand
" Well, then, ho may koop his daugh
ter and his dowry," replied Woerden,
with a frown;
" Not a word, my son ! At your ago
we havo no moro sense than to sacrifice
every thing for love, and to dospiso
" But nerr van Elburg is tho riohest
merchant in Holland, and what ho does
not givo now will bo ours at his death."
"Nousotiho!" repliod Moistor Woor
don. "Am I, too, not sick? Listen,
my sou. You will soon follow mo in my
liuainoHH. Never forgot thoso two rules;
never give* moro than you rooeive, and
novor furthor another man's interest to
the detriment of your own. Guided by
thoHC principles, ono will bottor his con
dition in marriago as well as in trade."
"Not another word, my son?not an
other word !"
William knew his fathor too well to
say any thing more, but ho could not
avoid evinoing Iub disploasure by Iiis
manner. To this, howevof, tho old
man paid no attention ; he calmly filled
his pipo, lighted it, and boganto smoke.
Again there was a loud rap at the
street-door, while at the same time the
dogs began to bark.
"Aha!" said Meister Woerden, " it
must bo a stranger, or the dogs wouldn't
bark so. Go and see who it is, William."
The young man wont to the window.
"It is one of the militia horsomon,"
"A militia horseman! What oan he
At this moment the maid-servant en
tered and handed Woerden a letter.
Ho oarefnlly examined tho seal.
"From tho provisional government,"
His hand trembled as ho hastily open
ed tho lotter and read it, but suddenly
tho old tradesman's faco lighted up with
a joyous expression us ho cried :
" Good?good ! I accept."
Tho letter contained an order for four
hundrod thousand horrings for tho
<?my. to.be delivored within ? month.
'" WUllany' onod the old man,
havo .a oamkal thongty. lJoj* woi??
marry Vau Elburg'a daughter^anddiave,
a hamluomo dowry with her?"
I would; butr-"1,
morrow morning, early."
MThOitttjXtHnip^fir. at aunrise, father
and eon were on tho high-road from
Am8tordam.JbovBrpek, iwhioh thoy reaelv. I
od a?iVmXd^VSffney repairod unV'1
mediately to tho roaidonoe of Van El
ibiufff, who, when ho saw them enter,
cried out:. ^ fcttpu ' to Wolar_
|(5eS^Ha^j^3l^S?om tho jtSJcz
V0U8T In my oase, yon aro woloomb."
"No, I flee from nobody, xou itnbw
1 have nothing to do with politics. I I
come to propose a -gopd^ -^peculation | to
^fcgea* Wba?twifcf" > j ,
? [** I havo au^ordor from the govoJriP
moat for foncj hundred thousand bjor- 1
rings, to bo deliverod wiihiu a month.
Oan you furnish me with that number
"At whatr prioi ? " j
, 'rTea fldrfnr) d thbusnnd.? 1 ; )
" Ten florins ! Yes, I will furnish
.them.? : ?? Ih ??' [
" Very woll, and now to dinner ; I,
:nn Imlf famished.' i At iDie* table tfeTw?I;
talk of anothor matter."
Woordon introduced the snbjoot of]
tho marriage, but Van Elburg could
not be persuadod to increase tho dowry
he had offored^"give',hiff--danghtor t to
the amount of a single stiver. Thoy
nevertheless 'decided that tbo wedding
fmdtild take' place that day next we ok. j
The following day, Woordon and his
son retured home.' 'Hardly4 had thoy*
left Broek when tho young man asked :
"Then, father, yori have changed
yohrmind?" ' f ?
"Havo yon not de?idwVt? accept tho,,
dowry offered by Moistor Van Elburg ?." |
" Let mo manage the matter in my
own way, my son, and ask no ques
tions." / ? v.; ^
When tho wedding-day came, W?hr
den and Iiis son(.returned to Broek.
Van Elburg received them kindly, but
he was so flurried and nervous that
William feared he had some bad news
for them. His father, however, had no
snob misgivings ; the old .-fox know too
.well the cause of his colleague's dis
1} Whatis the ?matter, .Meister .Van
Elburg?" he' asked, with .a sardonic
amilo.--?-*-<< Yon aeom to be worried about
oomo thing." \
"Ah, my friend, I am greatly embar
rassed. I must speak with yon."
"Whatis it? Havo yon changed
your mind with regard to the marriage.
Speak frankly ; it is not too late."
"No no; it is another matter en
" Well, then, let us first proceed with
the wedding-ceremony. Afterward I
shall be quite at your service."
The company, therefore, repaired to
a neighboring church, and in a few min
utes the young people were husband
and wife. When they returned to the
house, Van Elburg asked Woerden to
go with him into his private room.
"My friend." began Van Elburg,
when he had carefully- olosed the door,
" in aooordanoo with our agrcomeht, I
should within two ?weeks from now de
livor to yon four hundred thousand
herrings. Thus far, however, I have*
not boon ablo to prooure a singlo one.
There aro none in the market; thoy have
been all bonght up."
" Oertainly thoy havo, I bought them
up mysolf," replied Woordon, smiling.
"But?but?how about my con
tract?" stammered Van Elburg.
" Yon will fulfill it. Listen, friend
Van Elburg : you will somo day loavo
your daughter a handsomo fortune ; I
shall leave my son at least as much ; it
is therefore unnecessary to discuss their
future. This, however, is not truo of
tho present. I shall soon give my en
tire business to my son, "while you give
your daughter only four thousand du
cats. I could not oppose the wishes of
tho youngpooplo ; but when! consented
to tiioir union, I determined to compel
you to do your duty toward thorn.
With this object in viow. I contracted
with yen for four huuilrod thousand
herrings, at ton florins a thousand, al
though I thon hud all tho herrings iu
tho markot. Now in order to comply
with tho terms of your agreomont, you
must buy from mo, and my price is fifty
florins a thousand ; you havo, t here fore,
only to pay over to me tho sum of six
toon thousand florins, and wo shall be
While Meister Woerdon was arriving
at this mercantile deduction, Van El
burp; regained his wonted equanimity.
" I Bee, I see," said he," you aro a
clever tradesman. I am fairly caught,
and must bide tho conseqenooV
Their conference ended, and tho two
merchants rejoined the wedding-com
pany, as though nothing unusual had
occurred between them.
A week hjf or, Van Embury went to
Amstrrdam, ostensibly to see nis daugh
ter. Now the tableB wore turned,
" Ah, meister, oried Woerden, on
seeing his oolloagno from Brook, " I am
in a terrible dilemma. The time is ap
Eronohing when I must deliver the four
nndred thousand herrings, and not a
oask oan I And to put them in I"
"That does not surprise me," an
swered Van Elburg* smiling; "you
bought np all my herrings, and I
bought up all your casks."
?Tn view of tho provalenco of birds
on ladies' hats, this sonson, wouldn't
somo milliner make a fortuno by put
tibg on the brim of a hat a wholo poul
try yard, with a Jiorso looking nt it
through a stable window? We charge
nothing ttjr the suggestion,
~~?* .1- ? 'J '.L y.L J i <. l-Tr
? Robert 'Owen';} dream hoy: become
'reality in tho Now Forest, wlicro an'
elderly " lady of wealth ana position Si
.nmiiromMciar about 18ft men soidrwo-;
%etfwhnTeNaiem fw8 af oomMmflitj,
Thoy-bo^ajH tn&ty^ono'i acVcs, donated
for tho mom par |/Jtffrthe lady, and, as,
<cTatseB,-uMl werofvory willing- to-accept
dh' lbffer which /assured l to them easy^
tames and full st?muohs.i Thc'pHnoiple
oil 'which tlio loomrrinnity is .based in
that rich and poor w?ko shall givo up fill
thoypossoss for tho common behoofs
prising as that may,;scorn, havo- joined
the community and complied with this,
condition. <vNo money ia used except as
moans of buying fiom tho outer world
what Mio fstaa will'not supply, and, an.
the farm jn noii suuloio'ntly productive
to feed the community, it seems ov id out
that thrJ w^tritT?i'iniHtm'' ara lining jjp HiQir*I
capital; A the great principles of
liberty,: oqnolityi and. fraternity'are in.
force in this earthly paradise, yetVfchey'
are Bubordinato to another principle,
that of obedi6noo."j The " mother, as
tho patroness ?i.tbViuatitutiottMH called,,
is supreme, and her bidding ' must be
done in all ' thirig?:11 -She1 assigns the
tasks and labors' of ithe day, and)at her
magi? word the whilom. tailor must b o
como ia cobblern,and,.fijbp cobbler, the
purvoyor of meal. It willj?o'readily;'
icen^hatthiB government will occasion
a jiro?i?ns uoal(?f3 troubftTwhon the
lady growy old and childish. Tkoilow
ers, the sowiug, tue washing, tho house*
keeping and cooking are assigned to
different departments of the Sisters,
and everything at; present goes like
clock-work. All the women, young and
old, are dressed in plain bodice, short
skirt and trousers, which generally are
becoming to them. ? The hair floats at
tyilh down tha^ book. The . men, dress
witli tho greatest plainness and neat
ness, and music is the ohief art and
rearoatloh ?T the! community, whioh, it
should be said, holds no new or "ad
vanced" notions on the marriage ques
tion, and, therefore, is not regarded by;
the neighbors as immoral and objections
able/' 3^ '
? 1 An Intoreatiiig Event.
?:"Weall remember that a thrill of an
guish ran up and down, the spinal col-,
nmn ?f tlib American people when a
certain announcement was made soon
after tho marriage .of-.Edinbnrg. to .th?.
czarina. We all know how the daughters
of Columbia arose as one man and in
dignantly cast back the foul allegation
into the teeth of tho ailegator, whoover
lie or she might be. Now, howoverj we
have the pleasure to annonnoe that it is
all right. England is not absolutely
starving for lack of royal family, but
will probably be inclined to woloome
this Anglb-Oossack little stranger, as
Mrs. Edinburg's papa is rich ana care
less, and will be very .likely to come
down with something handsome on the
occasion. It is interesting to know also
that the ohorub has. been born, if not
with a silver spoon in its month, at
least with half a dozen in the cupboard,
and will not be absolutely destitute of a
mug. This is from reliable authority.
Edinburg from this time will have to
givo up his lodge-meetings and private
smokes in the olub snuggery and con
duct himself as beeometh the father} of
a family and tho sire of a second-hand
Romanoff. Tha czarina is reporto I to
bo a great stickler for, the proprieties of
lifo, liko Viotoriu, and between them
both the outlook for Edinburg is not so
festive as it might bo. However, there
is one comfort, his mother-in-law can't
stay, with him forevor, whioh will at
least take from him tho tomptation to
follow tho Romanoff example and put a
little cold pizon in his old lady's tea
pot.? bt.^Louia Republican.
Detroit Court Proceedings.
"You aro a sailor, arn't yon?" in
quired his honor, as tho prisonor hung
to the railing and stood on one leg.
"Ych, I sail," ho answered. "How
about this jotting drunk?" "Ik that
tho charge?" " Yos sir." " I thought
it was stealing chickens," said the pris
oner, hoaving a sigh of rolief. Thoy
found him lying on tho wharf, tho cool
.breezes of au autumn evening toying
with hia raven looks, and his legs bang
ing grroefully over a lump of Brier
Hill coal. Ho didn't want to "come
along," and tried to kick tho officer bo
low the belt and do murder. He said
ho wanted to go and bo an angel; that
the'soft breezo was whispering to him
to cast off this shell called life and fly
to the stars, and tho ofllcer had to trun
dle him down hero in a hand-cart.
"What did the soft broezossoom to say?"
inquired his honor. " I don't romom
ber much about it," roplied tho pris
onor, glancing around in an uneasy
manner. "Did they seem to say ?five
dollars or thirty days?'" asked tho
court. The prisoner was undecided,
and Bijah put the fatal ohalk-mark on
his back and led him away.?Free
The Thirty-five Ton Steam Hammer.
Tho great steam hammer lately built
for the royal gun factories, at Wool
wiob, has been successfully erected and
Bet to work. Being mueh the largest
piece of meohi nism of its kind in the
world, considerable interest attaohea
to its performance. Tho weight of the
falling portion is nearly forty toiiH, and
its forco of impact is groatly increased
by tho use of steam to drive it down
from the top, tho anguim ntation being
estimated to equal tho forco represented
by allowing tho hammor to fall of its
own weight, from a height of eighty
feet, It has been allowed a striking fall
olMteen feet three inches. The ham
mer' is (orty^flvo feet' high, and oovOre,
with its nupports, a baao of about 120
square feet? . Its- weight iia about COO
ton?, ubovo the ground, ?nd tho iron
nitl^d0 fir' *,; the . fdundation bolbw will
woig??G5 tons,; :
The Siu^ey'oV' :ihe Torty-ninth Far
1;*r:;:; . :allpl.
. 'The^Wrkf?f^i?Afttmg the boundary
line between tho United States and tho
British North American Possessions has
lieon completed, and tho American sur
veying? jfrarfiv/ has arrived at St. Paul.
Major Twimngi .and his men were ac
companied Fort Buford by two com
panies' of infantry, acting as escort. Ho
reports thiiy ' thb British commission
Started fori i'embina overland on their
way .to Canada.; Tho joint work bo
t'wobn tho iTpitod States and England of
marking thofUbuudary. line between the
United StatSi -..and British Amerioa on
tho -11?tlx pHrallod of north latitude
'wk-j cdc:t?i?fed Istc in tho season of
tlB7JL lint. ninety-ono miloo woro run
,that season./^ Last year tho work was
'resumed, ana 408 miles woro run, whea
<jh? survey was Suspended again. The
party resuntad their labors once more
lost sUmmOrsfJeaving St. Paul in June.
Since thoylwyo run U60 miles of sur
vey,' and on'|$?ptom.ber lBt thoy reached
the monument whioh marked tho west
ern terminus of tho old survey on tho
summit of tfle Hooky mountains, thus
fomplotin^tllo ontire boundary line
from! tho liako of tho Woods to tho
summit of. two Rooky mountains, a dis
tanceof18?Kmj[e8.- Along this entire
distaneb ?U*t?veragb intervals of three
miles the lino is marked by stone pyra
mids, ten iotjt at the base and six feet
higli. T??&or? no points in conten
tion betwoo&?e' \Britiah and American
government , but a year will be required
for the engineers to Work up their
notes before making thoir report. Mai.
Twining will remain in St. Paul a week
or two, when he will prooeod to Wash
ington, whero he will establish his office
ntid finish Ibis report.! He will proba
bly, return 4o St. Paul next season to.
superintend planting iron monuments
at Intervals'of a mile along that portion
of tho lino between Minnesota and
Don Quixote took a tilt at the wind
mills, but. the editor of the Courier
Journal charges church steeples. He
asks : Why-mot abolish tho church
?steoploR? -in fnere any part, of a build
ing so useless aa a steeple? It con
neither bo constructed nor kept in re
pair without great danger to human
life, and it dosen't look well after the
best can be done for it has been done.
As if heaven itself were protesting
against the folly of this unsightly heap,
scarcely a thunder-storm passes over
the country whioh does not hurl its
bolts against some church steeple.
During a storm this summer in New
Jersey, a steeple was struok three times
in succession. The other day lightning
struck the steeple of a church in Ohio,
and nine women in the church were
prostrated, five of whom may never re
cover. Why should wo set up targets
for tho lightning ? Even if the road to
heaven really lies through the atmos
phere, we have surer guides to it than
church spires. Wo .vould be gainers
by building our ohurohes on modest
plans. Tho story of the tower of Babol
is quite enough to show that heaven is
brought no nearer by building high in
The Salmon Catch.
Salmon fishing on the Lower Colum
bia river, Oregon, baa boen unusually
successful this season. Tho best part
of tho season is from April to August;
this year tho largest number of salmon
was taken in July. The thirteen can
ning establishments on the river did not
take lens than an average of 15,000 every
night in tho month. During the season
about 1,000,000 salmon were caught,
i nob averaging, whon dressed, sixteen
pounds. About 750,000 of these wore
canned, tho remainder suited and bar
reled. Every ono who has eaten salmon,
Eroporly canned, kuows that it is nice,
ut probably fow know tho fact that
from tho timo the salmon is caught un
til- it is roady for market it passos
through tweuty-seveu hands; the can
in whioh tho salmon was put employs
ten men in tho process of making ; tho
oaso in which the cans aro packed em
ploys in tho manufacture five men, ma Ic
ing in all forty-two persons necessary in
a regular establishment to preparo a
eau of salmon, from the catching the
fish until it is roady for shipment. It
is no unusual mattor for one of tho
large canneries to preparo for market
25,000 one-pound onus in a day.
The Writer of St. Elmo.
A Mobile letter in the Inter-Ocean
says of the author of "St. Elmo:"
"She is Mrs. Wilson, now, and lives in
a beautiful little chat eau in the suburbs.
Hor husband is a banker of wealth and
influence, and she is a plain, unassum
ing lady, about thirty-five years old, I
should think. From her appenranoe
ono would not imagino sho had wres
tled wiih OonfuoiuB, the ^Sanskrit phil
osophers and the ancient&Grseks. Im
agine a tall, slender lady, of dark com
plexion, black hair, and oyes of an in
different color, features plain but full
of animation and intelligence, and man
ners that aro at onco ?nobstrusive and
attraotive, and you have this Do Staol
of tho south. Sho is soon but little in
Booioty, and soldom ontortains any but
intimate friends ; but tho poor know hor
woll, and tho hospitals and institutions
for tho homeless and friendless find in
her a local Florenoo Nightingale."
The Home of Jefferson.
A correspondent of the Washington
Ohroniole who has lately made a pil
grimage to Montieello, onco tho home
of Thomas Jefferson, thus describes the
mansion in .which tho great statesman:
It is a two-Btory main building and
wings, tho former projecting front and
roar in immense porticoes; of solid
stone, the center oMhe building. being
capped with a plain but ill-lighted domo:
On the ceiling of the front portico is a
large compass dial, and immediately
over the main door there is set in the
wall a large dock, with dials showing
inside and out, and thore is now exhibi
ted a ladder made by Jefferson himself,
and with which ha wound up the time
hooper at stated periods by the weights
suspended from pulleys on tho walls of
either side. Tho main entrance really
consists af three double glass doors,:all
of which can be romoved, and you enter
a vestibule, octagonal in shape, and puss
immediately into a parlor of the same
shape. The two apartments, havo in
laid floors of walnut, mahogany and
cherry, which have yet to bo surpassed
by any work of tho kind in this country.
Although they were in constant use ' in
Jofferson's days, as he always had I lots
of company, and have been used since,
and are still, by picnic and danoing par
ties, they are not warped nor injured in
the least, and need, apparently, only
soap and water to restore them to their
original glossy appearance. There are
two small dining-rooms, one in each
wing, the rest of tho building being cut
up into l small and badly-lighted bed
rooms. Ventilation seems to havo been
buried beneath every other considera
tion, as there is no room in the- house
through which there could. be gained, a
direct' air current. Tho beds, even, are
sot in recesses of alcoves in the .walls,
to form which space and rooms are
sacrificed, and the stairways, one in
each wing, are so constructed, and of suoh
scant bend that their descent would be
perilous in the daytime without a lan
tern. A covered way, which is 'ein
rather a dilapidated condition, leads
from either wing to his library and'of
fice respectively, and an underground
passage, through 1 which he made his
escape from Col. Carleton and the Brit
ish cavalry, in shown to visitors. There
is suspended in the vestibule. , a four
light lantern, but beyond the Old gig
body, in whioh itissaidho used to ride to
Oharlotteaville, there is not an article of,
furniture or curiosity in the house.' Tl 1 o
janitor or keeper of. the premises is a*
white man named, Thomas Wheeler, who
lives in the eas t'wi n g. He was tho o vorece r
for Commodore Levy, the last, tenant of
the entire mansion,and as the property is
now in litigation ho remains in Charge
by sufferance, sustaining himsolf by
what he can make off tho farm and the
collections (twenty-five cents each)
whioh he demands from visitors.
Does Prohibition Prohibit?
Figures won't lie, and, as they won't,
figures make a very startling exhibit
with referenoe to the working of tem
perance legislation. Maine, for in
stance, has a law forbiding the sale
and manufacture of liquor. This law
has been in If jroo. twenty-three yearn.
In that time Portland has increased in
population less thau 50 per cent., while
the number of places whore drunkards
are made has increased over 200 per
cent. Bangor, with 15,000 inhabitants,
has 300 saloons, bo that every fifty of
the inhabitants have a saloon to t hem
selves. Massachusetts has a prohibi
tory liquor law. In 1856 the number
of persons arrested in Boston for drun
kenness was 6,780, and in 1870. tho
number was 18,670. In his ofiloial re
port for 1871 the chief of pol ice shows
tho number of men made drunk during
the year; as follows :
Nunibe.r of hotols, 7G ; drunkcm men_ 57
GrocorioB, 1,425; drunken men. 1,425
]tor-rooms, 1,125; (Iranken mon. 0,425
Jug-roomti, 327; drunken mon. 3,511
As compared with other cities, the
New York ?Sun says of Boston, that
while it has an average of one arrest for
dmnkonness in ovory 16 of her inhabi
tants, Providence has one in 22; Now
York has one in 27 ; San Francisco has
eno in 29 ; Louisville has ono in 29;
1 lochest er has ono in 31 ; Washington
hau ono in 32 ; Detroit has one in 34;
St. Louis hau one in 42; Cleveland has
one in 42 ; Brooklyn has one in 64 ; Cin
cinnati has ono in 83. If it were the
habit of temperance-reformers to stop
and think at all, suoh facts and figures
as these ought to convince them of the
folly of any prohibitory legislation in
the matter of what a man shall drink ;
and that, instead of advancing the
cause of temperance, they are really ad
vancing the cause of intemporanoe.?
Railway Accident in England,
There is an impression that English
railway traveling is safer than our own.
The British companies are required,
under a penalty of ?20 for each omis
sion, to report every case of accident.
The ofiloial returns thus arrived at
gives 773 as killed last year, and 1,171
as injured. Private inquiries made by
Mr. Bass, M. P., show that on certain
sections of certain railways the ascer
tained number of accidents is far in ex
cess of the official report. On the as
sumption that these sections are fair
samples of tho rest of tho lines, strik
ing an average, the whole number of
dnathfl appears as 1,200 and of injuries
27,000. The offloinls of the board of
trado nro oallod upon to ascertain the
?Tho Shakers of New York number
Ieighty less than two years ago, and
thoy've got to throw away their singlo
boadstoads or become an oxtinot sect.
FACTS AND FANCIES.
?The naturally sluggish man never
gets thoroughly aroused [until the time
cornea to write his raothor-in-lnw'n opi
?"Hew many people,''(says Jeremy
Taylor, "are busy in this world gather
ing together a, handful of. thorns to hit
' ?So man can read about- ail these
burglaries without n determination; to
have his wife sleep on the front side;of
?An Indiana woman says if they
have ;to wash and iron in her.von, sho
hepos they'll let her remain in Indiana
for all time to come.
-^A commission1 of Ioelanders is; about
to visit Alaska,, to inquire into the pro
spects for the settlement of a colony of
their countrymen in that territory,
?An old man in Alabama has a tree
near his house overhanging the road
which he wishes to cut, but is-compell
ed to keep it standing for fear it should
kill-a candidate for congress ?when it
?An excited railway man who shouts
into tbe cars tho h?mo of the. station,
and who hears a great deal of complaint
because tho names are called indistinct
ly, wants to know if tbe public expects
tenors at forty dollars a montb.
?An excited railway man, who nhonts
into the cars the names of the .station,
and who hears a great deal of complaint
because tho names are called indistinct
ly, wants to know if the public, oxpeuta
tenors at forty dollars a month. , t- p
?Tho British museum recently .be
came possessed of a jacinth, a precious
stone of exceeding rarity. The speci
men is no larger than a pea, and, says
the London Times, "flashes and glows
with a ? lustre, whioh seem1 to denote
the!presence of fire and flame." .It coat
$3,500. . , ? . . ..Jj: -
?Seeds and fruit-cuttings in packages
bs large as four pounds - now -' pass
through the mails and i post-offices at a
comparatively low rato of postage, j A
bushel .of' orchard grar i-seed weighs
fourteen pounds, Which may be mailed
in four packages for t- .i r jy-two cento to
any part of the United States. ,
. ?A new toy, lately" patented, consists
of a figure <A '?? a dandy with' a^' bigar
holder in his montb. In tho pedestal
there is a small bellows, operated by
clock-work and spring/' A small' cigar
is lighted and placed in tho bolder, and
:jvhen the spring.set in .moli?u.tbe
dandy puffs away as natural" as life un
tilthe cigar is oonnumeC: ";
?A strange man, who wanted to go
on tho train, but missed it, walked np
and down the depot in a nigh state of
excitement, berating himself and every
one else. "I know just what my wife
will say 1" he exclaimed, as he walked
up and down. "When that train gits
thar and she won't see me, she'll git
right up and jttmo over chair* and
smash crockery and swear I'm , off on
another drunk 1"
?A Chicago description of Fred
Grant: "Among the throng, alter
having exchanged salutations with his
parental relations, mingled a stolid
looking, sullen-faced young man, With
a faint attempt at a mustache, and cold,
lifeless eyes, an ungainly figure, an?
no redeeming feature, upon whom eves
were occasionally cast, and persons fre
quently addressed as Col. Fredj Grant,
'the happy man.'"
?" Six things," says Hamilton, "aro
requisite to create a home. Integrity
must bs the architect, and. tidiness the
upholsterer. It must be warmed by af
feotion, and lighted with dheerfnlness,
and industry must be the ventilator,
renewing the atmosphere, and bringing
in fresh salubrity day by day, while
over all, ad a protecting glory and can
opy, nothing will suffice except. the
blessing of God."
?At a teachers' institute in Scettville,
Ky., the question arose, "Why is it
that a pig may drink a bucket fnll of
slop and then be placed in the same
bnoket and not fill it?" The teachers
having all failed to give any satisfactory
solution, tho question was referred to
('apt. Gib Mulligan, who at once ren
dered his decision that there must have
boon a leak about the pig. There was
no further discussion.
?A great many of tho stores in Paris
are dedicated to some one or to some
thing real or imaginary. One sees such
signs as "To the Good Dovil,"."Te
the Poor Dovil," "To the Infant
Jesus," "To tho Gray Overcoat," "To
the Madonna," "To the Americans,"
"To the Universe," "To the Poor
James," etc The stores for the sale of
miscellaneous merchandise are now
more generally closed on Sundays than
they were four years ago.
?How comfortable for a young wife
to feel that her husband is a bountiful
Jirovider, and that she will never want
or the necessaries of life, A newly
married man waa recently directed by
his wife to order some yeast, and not
having a very well denned idea of the
article, he told the baker to send up
three dollars' worth. At nine o'clock
next morning three men might have
been seen tugging a cask of yeast np
the front steps of that man's house.
?On the East Tennessee, Virginia
and Georgia railway fourteepa wood
burning engines have been recently con
verted into coal-burners, at a cost of
$100 for eaoh engine; and the differ
ence in the cost of tho two fuels, wood
and cool, is said to be $5 a day for each
engine; this without considering the
time and labor SAvod in handling them.
In July, the coal-burners ran trains at a
cost of 8J cents por mile, against wood
burning engines at a cost of 81-10 cents
per mile?a saving whioh alone would
make a fair dividend on some roads.