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[raclepencieiit Paper Devoted to ftlie Interests oi tlie People.
VOLUME IV.
ORANGEB?RG, -S?DTH ? CAROLINA, 1 THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1875.
NUMBER 4.
A OltARMIftO WOMAN.
A ohanulnR woman, 1'vo hoard It aald
By other Women a'a light as ake;
Mut all In valu I pua7.led.my head
To flud wherein tho charm may ue.
Her face, Indeed, la protty enough,
AuUhor form la qulto as Rood aa thobe?t,
Wuoro nature haft filventho UQuy elnlT,
And a clover mlllluer all tho roat.
Intelligent ? Ycb?In a certain way,
With tho fomlnlno gift of ready apecch,
And knows very well what not to say
Whenever tho thomo transcends her rcacu.
lint turn tho toplo on thing* to weir, <
From an opera oloak to u rohn ae nutt?
Uat8,'haMiuca or bonueta?'(*1U niaheyouataro
To neu how fluent the lady can bo.
Her.laugh ia hardly a thing to please;
Fop an honoat laugh must alwaya atart
From a gleoaomo mood, like a aurtdon brceae,
And her* la purely a matter of art?
A muacnlar form mado to show
vrnat nature aoaigncd to jio beneath
Tho liner mouth; but what can site do,
If that la mined to show tho teeth?
To her acat in olmrch?a good half mlio?
When tho day 1b fltio'ahe is suro to go,
Arrayed, 6f courae. In tho latest style
La jnoite defari* has got to ahow,
And 8iii> ifnlB her n?uds on tho velvet pow ?
(Can baudsTO whlto bavo a taint of aln ?)
And thluks?how her prayer-book's tint 01 blue
Miifitbarmojilzp with her milky akin I
Ab ! what shall wo. Bay of one who walks
In ?elda of flowera to chooso tho woeda?
Beads authors of whom sho never talks,
And talks of authors ahenever?read??
She's a charming woman, 1'vo beard it said
By other women as Ught n n. she;
But all in vain I pnzzlo my bead
To And wherein the t'barm may be.
?John (!. Shxc.
how a wike eor an allowance.
There were people enough to envy
Millioenb Haugliton when she was mar
ried to 11 ado li tfe Gates. Sho was only
a district school teacher, at so much a
month, without homo or parents. Ho
was a .wealthy banker, who seemed to
have nothing on earth to do but to in
dulge his whims aud caprices to their
uttermost.bent, aud tho world in gen
oral announced ita decision that Milly
Hanghton " had done uncommonly well
for herself." ?
But Milly did not look - happy upon
that golden 'July morning, with the sun
shine streaming through tho .oriel win
do <v of tho great breakfast room at
QateB Place, and scattering little drops
of gold and crimson and glowing pur
ple on tho mossy ground of the stono
colorod carpot.
Sho was dressed in a locso white cam
bric wrapper, looped and button od with
blue, and a single pearl arrow upheld
tho dhitviug masses of her lovely auburn
hair. Her oyes were deep, liquid hazel,
her complexion ?s soft and radiant as
tho dimpled side of an er.rly peach ;.
find the little kid-slippered foot that
patted the ^-ob*.?f. .m.h
ring as ii sculptor could
have" wished it.
Mr... Gates, from his side of the
damask-draped table, i-yed her with tue
conipluciv.it gaze of proprietorship.
She -was his wif o. Ho liked her to look
well, just as he wanted his horses prop
erly groomed, aud his conservatories
kept in order ; nud ho troubled himself
vary little about tho shadow on her
brow.
" I'm in oarnest, Kidclift'e," sho said,
with emphasis.
"So I supposed, Mrs. Gates," said
the husband, leisurely folding his paper
-a sign that the nows within was thor
oughly exhausted?" so I supposed.
But it isn't at all worth while to allow
youraelTto gtt excited. When I say a
thing, Mrs. Gates, I generally meau it.
And rrepeat, if you need money for any
sensiblo und necessary purpoae, 1 sholl
bo most willing and happy to accommo
date you."
Miilioiut bit her full, rod lower lip
and drummed impatiently on tho table
with h?r tou restless Hoger?. "And I
inn to como meekly imploring you for
every five-cent piece I happou to
wairt ?"
"Yes, Mrs. Gates, if you prefer to
put the matter in that light."
" BariolifiV, sho coaxed, suddenly
changing her tone, " do give me an ol
lowfthnn ; I don't eare horr littlo. Don't
subject mo to tho humiliation of pload
in - for: a littlo money half-a dozen times
a day. You uro rich."
Exactly, my dear," nodded this
benedict, "and that is tho way I made
my fortune, by looking personally ?fter
every ponuy, and I moan to keep it
up." ,
" But. think how I was mortified yes
terday, whon Mrs. Armorer came to ask
mo if I uould tmbsoribo fifty cents to
wards buying a hand carriage for our
washerwoman's child?only fifty cents
?and I had to say, 'I mimt a?k my:
husband to givo mo the money whon he
retnrDs from the city, for I had sot
even fifty cents.of my own."'.
"AH very right?all very proper,"
said Mr. Gates, playing with a huge
rope of gold that hung across his chest
in tho gui3o of a watch chalu.
" Other ladies uro not kept penni
less."
"That rostu entirely botweou them
selves and thoir husbands, Mrs. Gates."
"I will not endure it," cried Milly,
fdurtiDg t? her t'oct, with ohotks dyed
scarlet; and indignantly glistening oyes.
Mr. Gates leaned buck in his choir
with provoking complacency.
"Twill bavo money," Haid Milly de
li vntly.
\ "How are you going to get it, my
\ door?" retorted hor spouse, with ou ng
* gravating smilo playinpr around Iho cor
ner of his mouth. " You have nothing
of your own?absolutely nothing. Tho
money is all mine, and I mean to keop
it."
Mdly sat down again, twisting her
p voket handkerchief around and around.
She was not prepared with an imme
diate BLSWOr.
"And now, Mrs. Gates," said tho
banker, after a moment or two of over
whelming I once, "if you'll bo good
enough to stiioh that button on my
glove, 1 11 go down town. J have >u
r?;H y wasted t.?>o much time."
So tho verbal passage at in ma ended,
and Milly Jolt- that, .qo;ifav, . she was
worsted"* rUFIl LfvIllBffi
ShejWatcbod^Mr^jQftfea.df^ve otC^ixi
an elegant ope^barpu?bora&^Tyy
two long- tailed' obe^lft?t'hortfes^lHii a
glitter of' platddf >Jjntneds;.':aHd; t'urqed'
away, almost wishing that sue waa Md
licent Haughtonpnpq agaiuj b??!jg6V?fi?i
desk in the little red sobool-houeo.
She looked;arqn^d at the inlaid furn
itnre, Aubnfisbn carpots, and satin win
dow draper^e8,.arid thought wi% ^tpaaT)
sionate pang/.hp^|l?tj.e all tms/aya^e/d;
her. ' . ??? j
" It's so provoking of Radchfle, she
murmured. " I've half a mind to go
out to serving;Gr drS3^?kj2|? Y^aoaicr.
thing?for i must have money of my
own, and I \?ril^*fa^*^?"?'?*?|,ri """??| 1
Just then, a/ 6exvftt?l> kljci?kv>a\aOb<5.
door-with a bnsket,ond,a.note+. _ ^,?_
, VAu old l&^iir tfSUafcei* Wac^au^
a ono horse wagon left it," said the girl,
with ascarcelyditgiiaedctitber,ooVfJhel
Wouldn't opme^^^^^in^d
Mrs. Gates.opqngd the note. It- r.or>.
in a stiff, old-fashlone'd c'dligrapbv, us if
the pen were ftrfni?^o^wd^'implementt
ia the writer's hand : CT .d
"Deaii Milja?TirffBtrawborrioB In tho eouth
modder lot aro idnE Hb?^ifh'oro \f9}\ ^od/tol
plok 'era whoro yodVew ? lictl? girr; e?l'oixfS
lopo picked a lot, aud wo mado bold to tend
thorn to you', for tiro Mkd orold'tlmbs.aH Annt
Araminiaia going to tho city tp-rnorrow. Wo
hopo you wih liko thfchii kffoctionatQly,,ydur
frioud, Maiua Ann. Peauody."
?Tho tears sparkled, in ride's eyes.
For an instant it a?bme^ t? Tier as if'
she were a merry"' build again* picking
strawberries in the vgpidon rain of a
July suashine, with the Econt of wild
rosos in the air and the gurglp of tho
little trout stream: close- by. 'Aird' as-'
sho lifted tho lid of tho great basket<'ofi
crimson, lusoious fruit and inhaled the
delicious perfume, a sudden idea started
into her head. I '1 rl\Ji k 1: L I
"Now I wdl have monoy of my own I"
sho onod out, " money that I will earn
myself, and thus.b9 ^adepeudentj"
Half an hour afterwards Mrs.-Gates
oamo down stairs, to tho infinite rnnaze
ment of B?chel; thej^inj^ejr^aidand
Louisa, the parlor-maid, in aTirown"
gingham dress, a white pi quo suu-bon
uet, and a basket on her anil. . rr ,
"Won't yoii havb1 thP1 oarrl&fee/
ma'am ?'' asked tho latter, da Mrs.
Gates bcokoucd to a passing omnibus.
" No, I won't!"- baid *htf'ba?keiTs
lady.
When wiihin tho city limits the
alighted and set to work, ^^fltftottfta
.
11 Strawberries! who'll bny my wild
strawberries?''" rang : out her clear,
shrill voice, as she walked along?
lightly balancing the weight on her
arm, * and enjoying the impromptu
niusquerado" aa only a spirited young
woman can do.
Mrs, Prowler bought four quarts for
preserving, at twenty-five cents per
quart.
"Wild berries has such a flavor,"
said tho old lady, reflectively, "and
tain't often you get 'em in tho city. I
s'poso you don't come round rvgTar.
young woman ?"
"JNo, I don't, ma'am."
" Becauso yon might get some good
customers," said Mrs. Prowhr.
Miss Seninthia Hall, who keeps
boarders, psuobuaed two quarts; Mrs.
Oapt. Car bury took one/ find tlleri
Miilicent jumped on t ho cars and rode
werily down town.
" I vo got a dollar and seventy-five
ooutH of my own, at nil oveuts," sho
said to h r elf.
" S.raftDorricB ! Nice, ripo, wild
strawborrios ! Buy my strawberries 1"
Her sweot voice resounded through
the balls of tho great marble building,
on whosd first Hour tho groat bank was
situated.
It chanced to bo a dull interval of
business jnr.t tnen, nud the oashior
looked up with a yawn.
"1 Bay, Bill James," eaid he, to tho
youngest olerk, "I have an idea that a
Jew strawberries wouldn't go badly.
Oall in the woman."
Billy, nothing loth, slipped off his
Btool with a pen behind o?eh ear, and
scampered off into the hall.
So Milly sold anothor qu.iit.
As she was giving chin^e for the
cashier's dollar bill, tho preoident him
self camo in, bustling and brisk as
usual.
"Eh? What? How?" barked put
Mr. Radolifl'd Gates. "Strawberries?
Well, I don't caro if I tako a few my
self. Here, young woman, how do jou
sell them ?"
Milly pushed back her sun-bonuot,
and executed a sweeping courtesy.
"Twonty-fivo cents a quart, sir, if
you please," purred she, with much
humility.
" Mrs. Gates !" he ojaoulated.
"My uamo, sir," Miilicent.
"May 1 venture to inquire?"
"O, yos!" said Miily. "You may
inqniro hb much as you please. 1
needed a littlo monoy, and I aai earning
it. Soo how much 1 liavo alroady 1"
and sho triumphantly displayed her
rull of crumpled stamps. "Tho straw
borrios wore nil my own, sent to mo
this morniDg by old Mrs. Peabody, aud
l'hi toiling liiom to got an income of
my own."
"You, ma'am, selling strawberries
throug? tho Btrouts !"
Milly made n second courtesy.
* Extromo necessities justify extreme
measure?, Mr. Gitefl," said she, s.auoily.
" I earned my own living before I saw
you, and I can again."
Mr. Radeliffo GateB looked uneasily
around at the crowd of gaping clerks.
"Jamoa," said be, "oall mo a hack.
My dear, let mo tako you home."
"Not until I have sold tho rest of
my strawberries," waucily retorted tho
young wife.
I^i'^11?atftdy'price!" 'impa
tientiy eiblaimotlthe banker.: tesa no 1
r "Yes;, anything, everything?only
come but of this far?wdi"' .-7- .
' So Mr.vafad'j Mraii?atb? .-Trent' ;h?me;'
and that evening the, Ranker, .agreed to
makb his .wile a'regular''allowance of
jo muoWper weck, .tobe p?id down
every^touddy^ morning ^tiitho ;break
taBu Bo?%b?li'? navo:: no more Bqllitig '
j^trawberriosv^i said Mr. - Gates^ nor- |
J^To^
r wanted "was d'Tilfue 'mtmey. of my
own/bi jWi-ir nrr_ )jj^vjUsraim qbfl i*uh
, Aiid Sir. jcva?ciiiTe Gates respeote.d
his wife all the more because she had
wnqWed him in affair battler
>
. Conversation as mi Art. j
Wp-ofl^nVeri^ei^?V,! 3n'ether words,,
tajk lwith ettoti other-sunless forbidden
by unldndly uafure, us in the caso of |
deaf ' muten, or compelled by arbitrary
force to maintain r_ silence we. abhor.
"We opoasibnally read of people <wnp,'- in
a fit of' Caprice, resolve never to bestow
upon their follow-urewlureB the benefit
of tboir disoourso. Bat such people'
may [be called phenomenal. Men and
women i may be taciturn, just' as men*
and ,women, may be .loquacious, .but
voluntjixy silence is never to bo expected
of any human being possessed of the
ordinary deair'o to sboufo information
supposed to be looked up in tho bosom
of another,.of aay ,onei g?fted with 'a,
oommpui anxiety to; impart information
toothers. Tonsil's werb made for vocal
purposes, and humanity & apt to regard
them, in its own case, as made for
speech. Whether the inferior orders of
creation ontertain-oaoh other, with con
versation or nob is a quoBtion wo leave
to "fibholrtstio disputants; but that no
two bt the human family will long re
main silent if placed within sight and
hearing of ooen other, is nu accepted
faot.j If .they can, think, as strangers,
Of no other congenial point of interest,
iheyjwill dilate upon the weather, and
jiho way to mutual disoourab't-hus ?peno1
upon noutial ground, the-path to so
ciability becomes quo of facility.
.Hut, after nil, moro speooli is not con
versation in the stricter sonee, and of
those with whomr-we-talk'every day,
how'few really oonVorso well?rho.w few
of them so interest us with their -con
vcrsation that wo listen to what they
utter with gratification, and in their
absence lbng to, listen to them ngaio. .
we know to bo a natural gift; but is
conversation itself;?the kind of conver
sation that first wins and then fasci-.|
nates our attention?a gift only ac
quired by tuition anel experience ? Tho
French tbink so, we presume, for a well
known profossor in Paris advertises to
" givo lessons in tho art of conversa
tion ;" aud if profossors tenoh l?dier, in
youth, how to walk gracefully, why not
how 11 talk in the same manner ? For,
although everybody walks and talks,
not more than oue in a hundred
do either, without instruction, in a
manner calculated to earn an honest
compliment. Tho art of conversation
is realized as such in a moment by a
person unaccustomed to society, if sud
denly introduced to n gathering of in
tellect. However fluent iu speech anel
Bolf-pfflBsesaetl in manner upon ordinary
occasions, evon the boldest feel tlis
moyed iipon euteriug n sphere pervadetl
by an atmosphern of mental culture
They nro at ones conscious of their in
ability to rise to tho level of tboir sur
rouoeiinga. They have language, and
they may have a93iiranc3, but they lock
tho buoyaucy inspired by a familiarity
with the* art of conversation?just as tho
untaught ilouuderer in deep water sinks
beoauso, with hands and feet like his
neighbor, ho lacks a knowledge of the
art of swimming.
Boar Hunting.
Hunting tho wild boar, as carriotl out
in India, is a sport ?tu f/cneria, for it
can be compared to no other. In stag
or fox hunting man plays but a second
ary part in tho game, as tho hounds
find, follow and kill; but in wild boar
huntiag it is widely different. The
hunter himself searches for his quarry:
he scrambles among rooks and ravines
clothed with douse jungle to traok up
the boar, and when it is rearetl and
fairly started ho bai a perilous pursuit,
beforo him ovor an unknown country
abounding with holes, rocks, stones,
steep precipices nod rugged mountains.
After* he has sarmouuteel those ob
stacles, and by hard riding comoj up to
oloRO qunrters with tho boar, ho' has to
depentl Bolely upon his coolness aud
skill in managing his horse, to prevei.t
it being ripped, as well as upon his
dexterity in handling tho spear, so as to
kill the enrageel and desperate animal,
who shows light to tho last gasp, anel
who is never conquerod until slain.
A thoroughly trained horso is a sine
qua non in boar hunting, nnd a high
mottled Arab stud makeB tho best hau
ler, as ho is tho most courageous, oa
during and sagacious of tho Indian
breeds of horses, aud is consequently
tho most easily trained,
Tho Deccan hunts have for many
yeuis maintained a very high prestige
in boar hunting, nnd tho various gather
ings that have talten place at Ponah,
Ormjabad, Hydrabad, Jalnah, Elioh
pore, Sholoporo, and Nagporo have boon
well attended, and have produced moat
brilliant sport.
A Kansas hypochondriac, meditating
upon the death of a dog-fanoier in his
noighborhooel, gives vent to the mourn
ful thought: Our great men aro pe
teiing out noit o' rapid like these times.
Whisky kills most of 'om ; somo tum
ble overboard, and 'ru.aionally ou9 gets
hung."
j Women in Old Times.
Ohl John Aubrey, in the collection
of traditionary memoranda which he
madir about the middle of the seven
teenth. oentury, thus deaoribos female
ednca'rion in tho pro-reformation times:
" Tht young women had their education
in the nunneries, where tney learned
needlework, confectionery, surgery,
physih (apothecaries and .'surgeons be
ing fieri rare), writing, drawing, etc,
TJiatf%re&t olass of young ladies who
receive the benefits, of our highest
BCnoojs andr seminalios spend their
.whole childhood and youth in receiv
ing abat is called an education, and
then fhe. vast majority co??? xoftu pro
foundly ignorant Of* what ? they most
need to know. As to the- science and.
firaofice of domestic, economy, they are
ar better instrnoted in political econ
omy,'or even in navigation or survey
ing. -And as to the knowledge that
?would,qualify them to take charge of.a
young infant/ the cat'6r sheep?would be
altogether their suporiors in the o?r? Of
the, ypuRg of their c^r;; epccicc; : W~
niuat, jhowever, in justice,.allow that on
one important point we; are now very
mucmwiser than ourforefathers were;
for wo look rather to love than fear as
tho p'ower by .which.', children are to
bo infinoncoij. In the present day, when
perhaps we make too little use of correc
tive d! -ci pi in o, our feelings are shocked
when s'e read in Aubrey's memoranda:
"Tue child perfectly loathed tho sight
of the parent, as the slave the torture.
The ch&ighters?welI-grown women, were
tp 'stand at the cupboard-side during'
the whble time of the proud motlior'B
viBita,:tmle?B, as tho fashion was, leave
was desired forsooth that, a cushion
ahould bo given' them to k'aeol on, after
they liad dorio sufficient penance iu
standing. The gentlemen had^ prodig
ious faan like that instrument which is
used to drive feed hers, and it had a han
dle at least one half ar long; with which'
their daughters wcro corrected. Sir
Edwin.<5oke, lore!chief justice, tolduio
ho waS on eyo witness of it. Tho earl
of Manchester alao. used such a fan ;
but fa' ters and mothers slashed their
danglers in . tbo.Ctimp of their bosom
diacipl uo wheirlhoy were perfect wo
men." _ " ' : ?
11. ? Eucl'u? five Q Clock Toa.
Onr! 'lltitish 'asbion
able ' live o'clock tea," which is be
comin, c.oe;-'sivo! gout thing'',
iu 1'i
gathering, which only necessitates the
production of more oups and saucers to
supplement tho hostess's usual ante
prandial refection ; second, the meeting
of ten or twelve guests invited specially
to meet each other; third, the larger
assembly, when the lady announces on
her invitation card that she will bo "At
Home" for a certain number of days ;
fourth, the tea devoted to "Amateur
Music;" and, lastly, tho toa which is
merely a day instead of a night recep
tion. For tho casual fivo o'olook tea
but little or no preparation is required.
Intimate friends find tho lady with her
two-tiered tea table by her aide, the up
per shelf bearing the silver teapot,
cream jug, sugar basin, hot water ket
tle, and one or two oups and saucers ;
tho lower shelf has a plate of thin bread
and butter, a cake, and tho reserve
oups. A harlequin set is considered
prettier than one of which all the cups
are alike ; those eaucers which have a
sorb of fan- shaped addition for holding
a piece of oake or bread and butter
when coLveoient. The second enter
toiurrent differs somewhat; the scene is
changed from tho boudoir to tho draw
ing room, and thj tea is placed on a
larger table. If the hostess has no
daughters, she generally gets somo
young lady to preside over tho tea
table, eo as to leave her at liberty to
entertain guests. The nso of a white
tabloolotb, though nob absolutely un
known, is decidedly unusual. The
tables which have flaps that -fold down
so that when not in use they stand al
most flat against tho wall, are the most
convei iont for tho purpose, as it obvi
ates tho trouble of moving tho things
off a table in ordinary use. For the
third there are tcvo methods; ouo like
tho preceding, only usins* a larger
table and having two or three young
ladies to assist in dispensing the tea, or
el?o te have a long narrow table across
tho end of tho buck drawing-room, and
let two maids be in attendance behind
it. This supposes a larger party, and
thorefore ices and claret cup should be
provided. In summer, of course, straw
berries and cream find a most uppro
priato placo on the tea table.
Fashion iu New York.
Despite nil tho croaking about hard
times, says a correspondent, New York
is very gorgeous this wintor. Tho
turnouts on tho nveuue and in the park
are as brilliant as ever, and even more
so. Sales of extravagantly costly furni
ture aro as frequent as ever, and the
groat jewelers aud oxpousive dress peo
ple are doing mote than their usual
business. Too faot is, tho society
woman in Now York rofusos to reeog
nizo tho existence of hard times. She
considers it the duty of tho mnn who
[ undertakes the coutraot of supporting
[ her to fnrnish her with what she wants
just BB freely pno yoar as another. If
tho poor follow pleads embarassnient
and bad business, ahe answers, " What
is that to me ? I know nothing about
your horrid slooks. I do know that I
waut that diamoud necklace, and will
have it." And she generally gets it,
for several reasono. A man always
at suds in awe of a very handsome nud
very faBhiouablo woman, end besides a
great many Now Yorkera have discov
ered that it is a very good thing to have
850 ,000 or $100,000 diamond* und
such things, which belong to; his wife,
to fall back upon. This is the secret of
very much of tho extravagance that is
seen in-the; public places of :ihe city.
The poor feel the hard times, and thooo
supposed to be rich may also, but tho
latter don't" show it if; they do. The
theatres are filled lightly ; the parties
wore never more, brilliant or expensive.
Of course smashes, without number will
occur ; but they are having a good titao
while they can. This is the. very center
of Vanity Fair.
Anonymous llcnefnetlomt.
One secret jkas well' kept for ? a long
time, even in juond on. The secret was,:
Who Iwas the anonym our, donor of those
Sums of ?1,000, who from time to time
gladdened thediearts vof' the managers
of deserving charities. It was general
ly observed that the initials given were
tnoseof the ohoiity whioh was benefit
ted, although that was not always tho
case. I Conjecture- was rife na to who
could be the giver.,. Wealthy he must
I_A ? AI_- ?.-??'* . J'm ? -mi- . --
W??f HUD E7UIU UJvnlUI ITH U11COO tlUUH
tibns amounted to a fignro considerable
enough to be in itself a fortune;; that
he was benevolent wos equally certain
Ifom the' fact of his donations; and
that he gave without any desire for re
turn in the way of personal distinction
was evident from the pains that he took,
to keep himself hidden?pains , greater
than those whi?h some speed in making
themselves known. But the secret is
nowrevealed. The death of Mr.' Benja
min Attwood, of Oheshtint, drew back
the vail;ijf , concealment., He b,ad the
satisfaction of seeing ' that some good
wiis dohe with the money which he gave.
Hfl has given away upward ot ?375,000*:
Nor has ho been negleotful of those who.
had claims .of relations'; for1 among
those mere : or less [closely - connect od
with him :he has distributed [ nearly n
million! sterling. The -money thus'
charitably employed consisted/portly of
Mr. At t w ood'ti private fortune aud part-,
ly of that bequeathed to him some years
ago by tho late Matthias TVolvcHy A?i^'
wocdi M.Pi "Mn-Attwood had Cached
tlio age of eighty years, ntfna unmarried,
and lived very quietly,.tbpiigh eo rich.
His1 lnxury \vr\s, that Of heilig good
quictly;<hhd ^o haVO ntf doubt it JwaS,
one lie thoroughly enjoyed. Each man
has his own mode, of enjoyment, and
there are many who share in Mr. At!>
wood's btnevolent fcolicgs.-though few
have such nui^le means of gratifying
Literary Composition.
Byron wrote ? 'The Corsair" in ten days,
at tho rate of two hundred linos a day,
and sent it to the pref s' as it was writ
ten, published it with hardly a correc
tion. Lope de Vega wrote three hun
dred dramas for the stage in one hun
dred dnys. The average amount of his
work was nine hundred lines a day.
Voltaire wrote "Zaire," in three weeks,
and "Olympic" in Biz days; Dryden
wrote his "Ode te St. Cecilia" at a tit
tmg. The finest of Elizabeth Barrett
Frowning's poemsj. " The Lady Geral
dioe's Courtship/' was the work of
twelve honrs. ? It was written to com
plete tho original two volumes of her
poetry, and to send out with her proofs
to America. Sbakspeare was not one of
these slnp-dnBh workers'; and Shake
peare, with hia thirty-four plays, has
conqnored tho world. Dickens, when
ho intended to write a Christmas story,
shnt himeelf up for nix wetks, lived the
life of a hermit, and came out looking
as haggard as a murderer. Tom Moore,
with all his ederveeconce and sparkle,
thought it qu ck work if bo added sev
enty lines to "Lalla Rekh" in a week,
although living out of the world in a
writing-box in tho peak. Planehe pro
duced his burlesque at an equally slow
rate, thinking ten or a dozen lines a day
good work. The author of. "Caste"
and "School" was one of the slowest of
workmen. Even Albany Fioublanque
often wrote his articles in tho Examiner
six timts over before he thonght them
lit to go to press?it is said he wrote and
rewrote his "Two Queons" eight times.
That exquisite trifle of Kinglake's,
"Eothen," was rewritten five or six
times, and kept in his desk almost as
long as Wordsworth kopt "Tne White
Doo of Ryhtone."
Pawnbrokers*
Few of our renders are probablv
aware of tho immense extent to which
the poor in this city make use of loans
from the pawnbrokers' shops. There
are in New York and Brooklyn Borne
?100 of these, and in Jersey City and
Hobokcn sixty. They advance to th?
poor during each year some 84,000,000.
These loans are usually for thitty days,
aud tho rate of interest is from eight
to twenty per cent, per month. The
article pledged for the loan is usually
three timos the value of the Bum lent,
and is often never redeemed, owing to
the distress or poverty of the person
borrowing. If tho interest is from
oight to ten per cent, per month, it will
bo seen that tho pawnbrokers make
flonio hundred nor cont. on thoir loans,
or about four millions annually from
tho poor ; and it s not improbablo thoy
got as much moro from the *ale of the
articles pawned.?New York Times.
The Ute vast accession of bonanza
wealth which Sin Frauoisao has en
joyed has hd to the oomtruotion, by a
banking company, of a safe or vault
thirty feet long, twenty-live feet wide,
and nine feet high, in whioh to deposit
bonanza drippings. The lot on whioh
this monster treasury stands cost $400,
000, and the safo $150,000. It reqnirod
a train of forty cars to' transport the
safe from Canton, Ohio, to San Fran?
cisco.
SAYiNOS AND DOINGS.
LlTTOE KAO>TAa.?
A curly, bright head, and perched upon it
Little B*g-tag of a brown san-bonuot;r ,\. -, y ?!
A pair of old shoes forever1 untied, '
Whoao eolea havo hole?, wh.oseftoos grin wide.
Como -mi or como shado, come shine or como
rain, '7mx> as
To l.t.lu Bag-tag it's over tho samo;
With an air of the most'supremo content, v'*^r
She paddles and playa tuHhb dayisBpont. .
Why.pooplo complain sho never can teo,XMmi\A 'it
Whon God is as good ae over can boP|J?wo?t 'll
Sbo talks to herself, and langbu, and sing?.
About tbo world and Its boautlfnl things ?
But, tholigh he is good to all of tho xoat,/i;,ii i-**a*t>
Sho is very sure that b6 JovCa bor host!
Ob, how;much hotter this world would Vvag
If wo.alLhad hoarts like liti'to itEK-ia?i "
? Christian Union.jn ??
oVLn? Simon biyjb that ont of one
hundred dozen shuts made-in ^Palie.'- >srZ
eighty-flvs dozen are made \ in con.vntel'. j i htt?
"I thought 'twas queer 'he didn't^
holler out the last time I hit him,'* said *
Mr*. Hose, of Alabama, to tho Juryl
who were trying her for the..murder .of ,3 asm
her husband. , ? ... Irr>-?
nnH lUDizA lectured six; times in .
Salt Lake City, and on the first: night ? ??,it
fifteen of Brigham's daughters, sat bixl cij|>l>
the front seat and made faces at her, fj'^ ?
.BtrriiEB coonty, Missouri,.has the
most eccentric genius on record. Heia dinflsr
now sixty-five years of ago. At the age.r im feji
of twenty-one he commenced to county . r.
two billions. He has counted almost *
incessantly ever since, and his task: is ; ??*d
si ill incomplete. He;says he wa?ta^to.J: J iotf
count that number and die happy. y -
The Sunny Soun.?
lhoro is many a rest on tho road of lifo - - -?' 3O0t
If wo would only.etop to tako it; - j ^w ~, j
And many a tono from tho better Und,'
If tho qoornloufi heart would wake iti ...... -?r-?
TO the sunny soul that is f all of hope,
.And whose beautiful trust ne'er fftiiotiv?* txnuiry
Tho graaa is green, and tho flowora aro bright, s P
'* -'Though tho wintry storm provailethV "' ? > '"1
A.'PittsfibiiD woman wants to wager"1-''''1 t?
$500 that she can walk flfty.hours with-;.. Hfo
out rest or sloop. ? ,Yon may succeed,
madame, but it will not be as easy nor
half, such a comfort to you as to;'lie/ I
?oioso to tho side of the -bed and jawr
and keep your husband; a wane thai,
length of time.
qr Tin; prefeoturo of police of Tokio,
Japan, has issuod tho following circa- m
lar : '"Antr; person 'in' Edropean ?ost?me i
meeting,bis imperial majesty will bo
obliged to salute tho emperor by hold
ing his hat under his left arm and low
ering j hid, right hand to hiu knees... -j
TIiose'rwhr> do not wear a hat will be * t?g"
ith hands to the Um
Veby stern parent indeed: f*Ck>mefitminfo
here, sir ! What is this complaint tho
schoolmaster has made against you?."
Much injured youth: "It'sjnst noth-1
ingatall. You sen Jimmy Hughes bent
a pin, and I only just left it on tho . , '
teacher's chair for him to look at, and
hecamein without his specs, and sat iitar
right down on the pin, and now. ho
wants to,blame me for it."
English Pbonunciation.?
[luocaio with which tbe English lauguagecan? , jji'fjj
be acquired by forelgnora will be understood after
a perusal of the following :1 d.-fiOlf
Wife, make mo some dumplings of dcugb, . ^
They're bettor than meat for my cough ;
Pray lot them be boiled till hot through
But not till they're heavy or tongh.
Now?I must bo off to the plough,
Aud tbe hoy... when tbey vo bad enough,
Must keep tbe Hies off with a bough,
Whtlo tho old mare drinks at tho trough.
Inside of the hat of a cattle thief re
cently arrested in Detroit were found
pasted the following maxims : "Be
member that truth is a jewel; do not
oovet; respect old age ; bo content witl|jru^.
what you havo; live that men will take ? 1
your character as an example." Ia'ooH* : i ??*
federation cf this excellent principles |
governing the man's lifo tho judge,;
kindly allowed him to retain the printed ^ .
Blip containing them during his year's
sojourn in the penitentiary. :.<?
The Origin.b Indian NaweF*
A member of Major Powell's expedi- . .
tion, which has been engaged in tbe
territories, furnished the Tribune some
interesting notes of the discoveries ^L
made in tbe origin of Indian names.
It seems that eaoh tribe or primary or
ganization of Indian?, rarely including
more than two hundred souls, is, in
'obodiauce to the additional laws of these
people, attached to some well-dctloed
territory or district, and the tribe takes
the name of such distriot. Thus tbe
U-intats, known to white men as a
branch of the Utes, belonged to tho
Uintah valley. TT imp is the namo for
pino ; too meap, for land or country ;
U-im-too-meap, pine land ; but this has
been contracted to U-in tab, and the
tribe inhabiting tho valley were called
U-in tats. U is the term signifying ar
row ; U-too-meap, arrow land, Tbo re
gion of tho country bordering on Utah
lake is called ? too-meap booanteof tho
great number of roeds growing there from
which theirarrow-thafts were made. Tho
tribo formerly inhabiting Utah valley
waa called U-tah ats, which has been
corrupted into tbo name Uto by tbe
white people of tho country. The name
U tah-atB belonged only to a small
tribo living in the vicinity of tho lake,
but it has been extended so as to in
cludo the greater part of the Indians of
Utah and Colorado. Another general
namo need by white men is Pin tea. A
tribe of U-tah-ats being defeated end
driven away by a stronger tribe, who
occupied their country aud took their
name, were obliged to take a new name
corresponding tothe new home in which
they settled themselves. But they also
oilied themselves Pai U-tah-ats or true
U-tah-ate. Tho corrupted name Pintes
is now applied to the Indians of a largo
section of oountry. Several of those
tribes have : umerous names, ahd in
this way the unmbtr of individual
tribes has probably bct.u much ovevoati
j matod,

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