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ORANGEBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 1875.
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A cii?iiniiftu WOMAN.
A charming woman, I've hoard It said
13y other wonien tin light as sko;
Bat all lu vnlu I puw.lcdmy bead
To Hud wherein tllo charm may up.
Ucr face, iudced, 1b pretty enough.
And hor form is r-ullo a8 Rood as the boat,
Wuoro nature haB given the bouy stuff,
Aud a clever nillliuer ail tho re?t.
Intelligent 7 Yen?in a certain wav,
With tho fominiuo girt of ready epaecn.
And knows very well what iiot to 6ay
Whenever tho theme transcends her reach,
liut turn tho topio on thlug? to weir,
From an opera cloak to a rohr de n\t%t?
Hats,'bainuca or bonnets?\*ill mako you staro
Xo mo how lluout the lady cau bo.
Her laugh Is hardly a thing to ploaso;
For an lionost laugh must always start
From a gleoaomo mood, Hb? a sudden breeze,
And hers is purely a matter of art?
A muscular form mado to show
What nature designed to Ho beneath
Tho rinor month ; but what can sMo do,
If that is ruined to show tho teeth?
To her scat lu church?a good half niilo?
When the day is DoeTahe is sure to go,
Arrayed, Ol course, in tho latcBt stylo
La runic de Pari* has got to show,
Aud she ifuts her liauds on tho velvet now
(CSV. linudn SO ?ruUv iiavu a l-.Ulli Ol 81U 7)
And thiuke?how her prayer-book's tint oi btuo
Mu6t.h?rmo)iizo with her milky skin t
Ah ! what shall wo Bay of one who walks
In Holds of flowers to chouso tho woods?
Heads authors of whom sho Dover talks,
And talks of authors she neve. -.
She's a charming woman, l'vo heard it t .Id
By other wonu-n as light as sho;
Hut all iu vatn I pnulq uiy head
To Hnd wherein tho cliarm may be.
?John (7. Sttjeei
HOW A WIlfE HOT AN ALLOWANCE.
There wero people ouuugh to envy
Millioenb Haugliton when sho was mar
ried to lladcliife Gates. Sho was only
a district school teacher, at so much a
month, without homo or parents. Ho
was a wealthy bankor, who soomed to
havo nothing on oarth to do but to in
dulge his whims aud caprices to their
uttermost.bent, aud tho world in gen
eral announced its decision that Milly
Hanghton V had dono uncommonly well
But Milly did not look- happy upon
that golden July morning, with the sun
shine streaming through tho oriel win
dow of tho great breakfast room at
GateB Plaeo, and seattoring little drops
of gold and crimson and glowing pur
ple on tho mo3sy grouud of tho stone-!
Sho was dressed in a locsg white cam- |
brie wrapper; looped and buttoeed with
blue, and a singlo pearl arrow upheld
tho shining mnsses of hor lovely auburn
hair. Her eyes were deep, liquid hazel,
her complexion as soft and radiant as
tho dimpled side of an oarly peach ;
aud tho little kid-slippered foot that
^?flfffieji- .'the vftl -*et- ^|y^n. jrunyi^^
Micr/uVe: ta'ieriug as u sculptor could
have* wished it.
Mr. . (inte*, from his side of the
damask-draped table, eyed her with tuo
complacout gazo of proprietorship.
She was his wifo. Ho liked her to look
well, just as ho wanted his horses prop
erly groomed, nud his conservatories
kept in order ; aud ho troublod himself
very little about tho shadow on her
"I'm iu earnest, R&doliffe," she said,
"So 1 supposed, Mrs. Gates," said
tho husband, leisurely folding his paper
?a sign that tho news within was thor
oughly exhausted?"so I supposed.
But it isn't at all worth while to allow
youraelTto get excited. When I eay a
thiug, Mrs. Gates, I generally menu it.
And J repeat, if you need money for any
sensible nnd necessary purpose, 1 shall
bo most willing aud happy to accommo
Miiticml bit hor full, red lower lip
and drummed impatiently on the tablo
with hor ton restless flogers. "And I
am to oonio meekly imploring you for
evory five-cent piece I happen to
"Yes, Mrs. Gates, if yon profor to
put tho matter iu f lint light."
" BadolifiV, she. coaxed, suddenly
ehauging her tone, " do givo mo nn nl
lotvaUco ; I don't care how littlo. Don't
subject mo to tho humiliation of plead
in ? for a littlo money half-a dozon times
a day. Yon ure rich."
v,r Exactly, my dear," norldetl this
benodict, "and that is tho way I made
ray fortune, by looking personally after
evory ponuy, and I moan to keep it
" But think how I was mortified yes
terday, whon Mra. Armorer ciirne tc aak
mo if I ooultl snbscribo fifty cents to
wards buying a hand cavriago for our
washerwoman's child?only fifty cents
?and I had to say, ' I must ask ray
husband to givo mo tho money whon he
retnrcs from tho city, for I had not
evon fifty cents of my own.'".
"All very right?all very proper,"
said Mr. Gates, playing with a huge
rope of gold that hung across bis chest
in the guise of a watch elm in.
" Other ladies are not kept penui
"That rosh? entirely between them
selves aud tboir husbands, Mrs. Gates."
"I will not endure it," cried Mdly,
f-ltirliDg to her-lott, with ehotks dyed
scarlet, and indignantly glistening eyes.
Mr. Gates leaned back iu his chair
with provoking ojmplnoencv.
" I will havo money," Raid Milly de
"How uro yon going lo got it, my
dear?" retorted tier spouse, with an ag
gravating smilo playiup; arouud I ho ear
ner of his mouth. " You havo nothing
of your own?absolutely nothing. Tho
money is all mine, and I mean to keep
Mdly sat down again, twisting hor
p cket handkerchief around and around.
She w.ih not prepared with an imme
"And now, Mrs. Gntes," said the
banker, after a moment or two of over
whelming pilonce, "if you'll bo good
enough to stitch ihm button oil my
glove*, 111 g) down town. .1 have at*
tea y winded toy much time."
So tlieverbai passage at arms enaea, j
Sho, watched ,JIr,, jQa/ pa drive oft in
an elegant opeb TjaVmiOhe* dfa^?b*y:
two long-tailed1 o^olstnutliorBes,' ?II in a
glitter of plated harness, and turned
away, almost wishing that she was Md
licent 1 l augh ton onco again, bold ml her
desk in tho little red sohool-h'eiueo.'0
Sho looked?aronnd the inlaid furn
iture, Aubnsson carpota, and satin win
dow draperies, and thought with a pos^
sionate pang, how litlle all this availed
her. ' f&a'i '' 1
It's bo provoking of Radoliffe," sho
murmured. "I've half a mind to go
out to services or dressmaking) or ?omo
thing?for I ruuet have money of my
own, and I wff?P***^*******?" *'.1
Juat then hi servant, knocked .at tho
door-with a basket,apd.a,UQte,
" An old lauy-itt a/Shabor-bontteVand
a one horse wagon left it," said the girl,
with a aoaroely ditg?iftedc titter. oqVVShel
Wouldn't oome ^in^^t^u^U ,1. jivjit^d
Mrs. Gates .opened tho note. fIt ran,
in a Btifl, old-fasmone'd bdligraphV, aa if
tbc pen were atr:uuWdnted 'implement,
in the writer's hand : ?' ?:'
"Deau Mili.y?TKostrawborriOB in tho Boutu
nioililor lot uro btat HtoO^vlibro won, nfccd/to'
piok 'era whoro yorlV?ro a littl? purr; edl'ond
lopo piokod a lot, and yro niado .bold to trad
thorn to you, for tiro BakdoT-old times, hh Ahnt
Aranitni? ia going to tho city to-nyirrow., Wo
hope you "ill liko th'oiul Affectionately, your
frioud, . Mahia Ans. Peaiiody."
Tho tears sparkled in tho bride's eyes.
For an instant it 'seemed to. her as if
she wore a merry cnild again picking
strawberries in th,o gpldon rain of u
July sunshine, with the eeont of wild
roBos in the air and tho gurgle of the
little trout etreanv arose? by. Aud as
sho lifted the lid of the great basket of
crimsou, lueoious fruit and inhaled tho
delicious perfume, a sudden idea started
into her head. i - T riUi J. ri .1. I
" Now I will have money of my own!"
tdio cried out, " money that I will earn
mystlf, and thus.ba independent I"
Half an hour attor'wo'taa' Mrs.- Gates
.'um: down stairs, to the infinite amaze
ment of ltnchel, ther<^j)inibgn?aidy and
Louisa, tho parlor-maid, in "a orown
gingham dress, a white pi.pie suu-bon
not, aud a basket onhejrarui^ - f T.r ,
Won't you bavo the L CfirrlagC,
ma'am V asked the latter, as Mrs.
Gates beckoued to a passing om.njb.us.^ r
"No, I won't!" said the'banker's
When within tho oity limits tdie
"Strawberries 1 who'll buy my wild
strawberries ?"" rang out her clear,
shrill voice, as she walked along?
lightly balanoiug tho weight on her
arm, and enjoying the impromptu
masquerade' as only a spirited young
woman eau do.
Mrs. Prowler bought four quarts for
preserving, at twenty-live cents per
"Wild berries has such a flavor,"
said tho old lady, refleotively, " and
taiu't often you get 'em in tho oity. I
s'poso you don't come round tvg'iar.
youug woman ?"
" JNo, I don't, ma'am."
" Beoauso you might get some good
customers," said Mrs. Prowl* r.
Miss Seniuthia, Hall, who keeps
boarders, puielmsed two quarts ; .Mis.
Capt. Cerhury took one, And tlfeif
Midicent jumped on tho cars and rode
werily down town.
" I ve got a dollar and seventy-live
oeuts of my own, at all events," sho
said to b r elf.
" S.raaoorrios ! Nice, ripo, wild
strawborrios ! Buy my strawberries 1"
Her sweet voico resounded through
the halls of tho great marble budding,
on wbos3 first floor-tho groat bank was
It chanced to bo n dull interval of
business just tnen, aud the cashier
looked up with a yawn. i
" 1 say, Bill James," said he, to the
youngest clork, " I have an idea that a
few strawberries wouldn't go badly.
Call in tho woman."
Billy, nothing loth, slipped off bis
stool with a pen behind each ear, and
soampored off into the hall.
So Milly sold auothor cpiait.
As sho was giving ehmge for tho
cashier's dollar bill, tho president him
self camo iu, bus.ling and brisk as
"Jib? What? How?" barked out
Mr. Badoliffd Gates. "Strawberries?
Well, I don't caro if I take a few my
self. Hero, young woman, how do jou
sell them ?"
Milly pushed back her sun-bonuot,
and executed a sweeping courtesy.
"Twenty-five cents a quart, sir, if
you please," purred she, with much
" Mrs. Gates !" he ojaoulatod.
"My uauio, sir," Millicent.
"May 1 venture to inquire?"
" (J, yea!" eaid Milly. "You may
impure nn much uh you pleaso. 1
needed a littlomouoy, and I am earning
it. Seo how much 1 have already I
and sho triumphantly displayed hor
roll of crumpled stamps. "Tho straw
berries were nil my own, sout to mo
! this morniug by old Mra. Poabody, aud
i'm belling ihom to got an income of
"You, ma'am, selling strawberries
throiigo tho streets I"
Milly made a second oowtosy.
4 Extreme necessities justify extreme
measures, Mr. Gttea," said she, sauoily.
" I earned ray own living before I saw
you, and I. ean again."
Mr. Badcliffo Gates looked uneasily
around at the crowd of gaping clerks.
" James," said hs, "call mo a hack.
My dear, let mo take you home."
"Not until I have'sold tho rest of
my atrawbotriofl," saucily retorted tho
" I'll t ko all?nt any price !" impa
tiently exclaimed* the banker. .' . ?
?? Yea ; Tajuything, every thing?only
come but of thiB crowd.'' ? 60
So Mrv.ahd, Mrs. .Gates .went home;'
and th^ti evening the banker, Agreed to
makb his'.wife a regular*' allowance ?f
jio mrioh1 per week, to be paid down
every^ouday.: morning at 1 ;the ;bre?k
" B^at^wo'll have no more selling
strawberries," said Mr. 1 Gates;'> ner
r wanted was d; little 'moriey. of my
owni'bj dbiii rw Yi boVI??uo ulofl j?oh
toAnd Mr. Radcliffe Gates respeoted
his wife all the more because she had
conquered him in aTfaif~battle.
I .j Convorsstion ns an Art. . \i\
' WBtalltJonVerse?or,1 in'crther words,
?dk With each other-sunless forbidden
by unkindly nature,:asiin. the! case ;of'
deaf mutes, or compelled - by arbitrary:
force to maintain a silence we. abhor.
"Wo occasionally read of. pebplejwhp/in,
a fit of caprice, resolve never to' bestow
Upon their follow-creatures ihe'tfeheflt
of their disoourso. Bat such people
may be oalled phenomenal. Men and'
women may be taciturn, just as men
and j women may be .loquacious, jbnt
voluntary silence is "nover to be cxpeotod
of any human being possessed of the
ordinary desire tp scouro information
supposed to be locked up iu tho bosom
of another,.of any ,one gifted with a
oommp'n anxiety to impart information
to others. Tout,uos were made for vocal
purposes, and humanity is apt to regard
them, in its own case, as made for
speech. Whether tho inferior orders of
creation ontot tain-each other with con
versation or hot is a question wo leave
to scholastic dispntahts; bnt that no
two of. tho human family will long re
maiu silent if placed within sight and
hearing of oaoh other, is an accepted
fact. If they can think, as straugerB,
Q( no othor oongonial point of intorest,
they will dilate upon the weather, and
tho way to mutual discourse thusopenol
Upon neutral ground, the-path to so
ciability becomes one of facility.
Bat, after ail, mere speecti is not con
.versution in the stricter souse, and of
those with whom~we-talk-every day,
how1 few really oonverso well-vho.w few
of them so interest us with their con
versation that we listen to what they
utter with gratification, and in their
absence lbng to. listen to them again.
we know to be a natural gift; but is
j conversation itself?the kind of conver
sation that (hot wins aud then fas:i
nates our attention?a gift only ac
quired by tuition and experience ? Tho
French think so, we pro3nme, for a well
known professor iu Paris advertises to
" give lessons in tho art of conversa
tion ;" aud if professors teach l?dier, in
youth, how to walk gracefully, why not
how 11 tulk in tho sumo manner? For,
although tverybody walks and talks,
not more than oue in a hundred
do oil her, without instruction, in a
manner calculated to earn an honest
compliment. The art of conversation
is realized as snch in a moment by a
person unaccustomed to society, if sud
denly introduced to a gathering of in
tellect. However fluent in speech and
self-possessed in manner upon ordinary
occaeions, evon the boldest feel dis
mayed upon entering a sphere pervaded
by an atmosphere of mental culture
They are at oneo oonsoious of their in
ability to rise to the level of thoir sur
roundings. They have language, aud
they may have assnraoos, but they lack
the buoynucy inspired by n familiarity
with the'art of conversation?just as tho
untaught flounderer in deep water sinks
becauso, with bauds and feet like his
neighbor, ho lacks u knowledge of tho
art of swimmiug.
Hunting tho wild boar, as carried out
in India, is a sport sui generis, 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
lind, follow and kill ; but in wild boar
hunting it in widely different, The
hunter himself searches for his quarry;
he scrambles auioug rocks and ravines
clothed with dense jungle to track up
tho boar, and when it is reared and
fairly started ho has a perilous pursuit
before him over an unknown country
abounding with hole?, rocks, stones,
steep precipices and rugged mountains.
After* he has .surmouuted those ob
stacles, und by hard riding cmios up to
oloso quarters with tho boar, he' has to
depend solely upon his coolness aud
skill in managing his hoYse, to prevei.t
it being ripped, as well as upon his
doxterity in handling tho spear, so uj to
kill the enraged aud desperate animal,
who shows fight to the last gasp, and
who is never oonquorod until slain.
A thoroughly trained horse is a sine
qua. non in-boar hunting, and a high
mottled Arab stud makes the best hun
ter, as ho is tho most courageous, en
during and sagacious of tho Indian
breeds of horses, aud is consequently
the most easily traiued.
Tho Deccan hunts havo for many
yeais maintained a very high prestige
in boar hunting, and tho various prat bor
ings that have taken place at l'onah,
Ormjabad. Hydrabad, Jalnah, El ich
pore, Sholoporo, and Nagporo havo been
well attended, and havo prodncod most
A Kansas hypochondriac, meditating
upon the death of a dog-fancier in his
neighborhood, gives vont to tho mourn
ful thought : " Our great men are po
teiing out soit o* rapid like those times.
Whisky kills most of 'em ; somo tum
bio overboard, and 'easionally oug gets
Women in Olrt Times.
Old John Aubrey, in the collection
of traditionary memoranda which he
made about the middle of the seven
teeniH. century, thus describes female
cdue: 'ion in the nro-reformat ion times:
" Th* young women had-their education
in the nunneries, where they learned
uc c dl ? - v, o lie, con feet ion ery, surgery,
physic (apothecaries mid 'surgeons be
? ing wen rare), writing, drawing, etc.
That V:rcnt olass of young ladies who
receive. the benefits , of our highest
schools' and seminaries spend their
whole childhood and youth in receiv
ing what is called an education, and
then,fhe vast majority come forth pro
foundly ignorant of' what they most
need to know. As to the: science and
praotfoe of domestic economy, they are
for bettor instructed in political econ
omy, ?r even in navigation or survey
ing, i And as to the knowledge that
would.qualify them to take charge of a
young infant, the cat or sheep .would be
altogether their superiors in the ?&ee of
the young of their own species, "We
must, (however, in justice, aJl?wthat on
one important point we are now very
muoh-wiser than our forefathers were ;
for wejoqk rather to love than fear as
tho ptower by which children are to
ibe ini'Mience3. In tho present day, when
perhaps we make too little use of correc
tive discipline, our feelings are shocked
when "ko read in Aubrey's memoranda :
" Tho Child perfectly loathed tho sight
of tho parent, as the slave tho torture.
The daughters, welbgro.wn women, were
to stand at the cupboard-side during
the whole time of the proud mother's
visit8,:unless, as tho fashion was, leave
was desired forsooth that a cushion
should bo given them to kneel on, nfter
thoy * ad dono suQicient penance in
standing. Tho gentlemen had prodig
ious f; like that instrument which is
used v$-drive feathers, and it had a han
dle at least one-half as long, with which'
their daughters were- corrected. Sir
Edwin <3oke, lord chief juBtico, told me
ho wjfs ari eye witness of it. Tho earl
of Manchester also, used .such a fan';
but fathers and mothors slasbod their
daugh^r? ,'in . Ibe !time of tlicir becorn
discipline wheii'lhey ?were perfect wo
men." ' ';
The Enclish Ftto Q Clock Ton.
i ?? - - . i
Onr-'jVriiisb cow:, u.? havb a fashion '
ablo *lfive o'clock tea," which is be
eornm,: eycessivolv the ^ elegant thing"
iu Loit.do.u. Thc;^tOTlaliv.rtGCj- Is or
gathering, whioh only necessitates the
production of more mips and saucers to
supplement tho hostess's usual ante
prandial refection ; second, the meeting
of ion or twelve guests invited specially
to meet each other; third, the larger
assembly, when tho lady announces ou
her invitation card that she will bo "At
Home" for a certain number of days ;
fourth, the tea devoted to "Amatour
Music ;" and, lastly, tho tea whioh is
merely a day instead of a night recep
tion. For tho oasnal fivo o'olook tea
but little or no preparation is required.
Intimate friends find tho Inely with her
two-tiered tea tablo by her side, the up
per shelf bearing the silver teapot,
cream jog, sugar basin, hot water ket
tle, and one or two cups ami saucers ;
tho lower shelf has a plate of thin bread
and butter, a cako, and tho reserve
cups. A harlequin set is considered
prettier than ono of which all tho cups
are alike ; those saucers which have a
sort of fan-shaped addition for holding
a piece of cake or bread and butter
when convenient. The second onter
taiurrcnt differs somewhat; tho scene is
changed from tho boudoir to tho draw
ing room, unei thj tea is placed on a
larger table. If tho hostess has no
daughters, sho generally gets somo
youug laely to preside over tho tea
table, eo as to leava her at liberty to
l enioriniu guosts. Tho use of a white
tablecloth, though not absolutely un
known, is elocidedly unusual. The
tables which havo flaps that fold down
bo that when not in use thoy stand al
most flat against tho wall, aio tho most
convei ient for tho puipoac, as it obvi
ates tho trouble of moving the things
off a table in ordinary use. For the
third there are ttvo methods ; ono like
tho preceding, only nsina* a larger
table and having two e?r three young
ladies to assist iu dispensing toe ten, or
else te have a long narrow tablo aoross
the end of tho back drawing-room, and
let two maids be in attendance behind J
it. This supposes a larger party, and
thereforo icea and claret cup should be
provided. In summer, of course, straw
berries nud cream Und a most upprei
priato place on tho tea tablo.
Fashion iu New York.
Despite all tho croaking about hare!
times, says a correspondent, New York
is very gorgeous this wiutor. The
turnouts on tho aveuue and iu tho park
aro as brilliant ai. ever, ami evon more
so. Hales of extravagantly eostly furni
turo aro as frequent as ever, and the
groat jewelers and cxponsivo dress peo
ple are doing mote than their usual
business. Too fact is, tho Oooiety
woman in Now York refuses to recog
nize the existoneo of hard times. She
considers it tho duty of tho man who
undertakes tho contract of supporting
her to furnish her with what sho wants
just os freely one year as nuother. If
tho poor follow ploads embarassmont
and bad business, she answers, "What
is that, to mo ? I know nothing about
your horrid slocks. I do know that I
waut that diamond necklace, and will
havo it." And sho generally gets it,
for several reasons. A man always
stands in awo of a very handsome nud
vory fashionable woman, and besides a
great many Now Yorkers havo discov
ered that it is a very good thing to have
$50 ,000 or ?100,000 diamonds and
siicb things, whioh belong to bis wife,
to fall back upon. This is tbe secret of
very much of the extravagance that is
seen in;-the; publio places of -the city.
The poor feel the hard times, and those
supposed to bo rich mav also, but the
latter don't' show it if; they do. The
theatres are filled nightly ; the parties
were never more, brilliant or expensive.
Of course 'smashes without number will
boour; but they are having a good time
while they can. This Is the; very center
of Vanity Fair.
''' Anonymous Benefactions.
One "secret was woll kept for a long
time, even in London. .The secret was I:
Who was the anonymous donor of those
sums of ?1,000, who from time to time
gladdened the hearts of the managers
of deserving charities. It was general
ly observed that the initials given were
those of tho charity whioh was benefit
ted, although that was not always tbe
case. Conjecture was rife as to-who
con Id be the giver. Wealthy he must
be,-for the sum total of all the so dona
tions amounted to a figure considerable
enough to be in itself a; fortune ; that
he was benevolent was equally certain
irom 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 which some spend in making
themselves known. But the secret is
now revealed. The death of Mr. Benja
min Attwb?d, of Gheshunt; drew back
the vail of .concealment. _ He had the
satisfaction of seeing' that some good
was done with the money which he gave.
He bos given away upward of .?-375,000.
Nor has ho been neglectful of those who
had claims .of. relations ; for among
those more or less closely connected
with him ho has distributed. nearly a,
million' sterling. The -monoy thus
obaritably employed consisted partly of
Mr. r Aitw ood'a private 'fortune and part-,
ly of that bequeathed to him some years
ago by tho late Matthias Wolverly Att-'
wood, M. P.' > Mr. Attw?od had reached
th'o age of eighty, yoa'rs.w'as uum?rrjed,
and lived very quietly,, though .eorri.ch.
His* luxury, yAs.'thaV^f tioitfg 'good
qnietly'thhd *we have no? doubt it'waty
one lie thbrotfghly enjoyed. Each mau
has his own modo of enjoyment, and
there are many who1 share in Mr; Atl>
wood's benevolent feelings,4hough few
have such auiglo means of gratifying
ihej?^TJj ? ? ? \i:1>
Byron wrote4 4Tho Oorsair" in ten days,
at tho rate of two hundred linos a day,
and sent it to tho preFs' as it was writ
ten, pnblished it with hardly a correc
tion. Lope do Vega wrote three hun
dred dramas for the stage in one hun
dred days. The average amount of his
work was nine hundred lines a day.
Voltaire wrote 44Zaire," in three weeks,
and 44 01ympio" in six days ; Dryden
wrote his 44Ode te St. Cecilia" at a tit
tmg. Tho finest of Elizabeth Barrett
Browning's poems.. 44 The Lady Oeral
dine's Courtship, was the work of
twelve lionrs. ? It was written to com
plete the original two volumes of her
poetry, and to send out with her proofs
to America. Shakspearo was not one of
these slap-dash workers ; and Shaku
peare, with his thirty-four plays, has
conquered the world. Dickene, when
ho intended to write a Christmas story,
shut himeelf up for six weeks, lived tho
life of a hermit, and camo out lookkg
as haggard as a murderer. Tom Moore,
with all his oilerveeconce and sparkle,
thought it qu ok work if ho added sev
enty lines to 44Lalla Bt'kh" in a week,
although living out of tho world in a
writing-box in the peak. Blanehe pro
duced his bnrlflsniiA at ?m equally slow
rate, thinking ton or a dozen lines a day
good work. The author of 44 Caste"
and 44 School" was one of tbe slowest of
workmen. Even Albany Floublanque
often wrote his articles in the Examiner
six tinns over before he thought them
lit to go to press?it is said he wrote and
rewrote his 44 Two Queens" eight times.
That exquisite tritle of Kinglako's,
44Eothen," was rewritten five or six
times, and kept in his der.k alzacst as
long m Wordsworth kept <4Tno White
Doo of Rylstone."
Few of our readers are probably
uware of tho immense extent to whioh
tho poor in this city make use of loans
from tho pawnbrokers' shops. There
are in New York and Brooklyn some
?100 of these, aud in Jersey City and
Hobokvn sixty. They advance to th"
poor during each year somo $4,000,000.
These loans are usually for thirty days,
and tho rate of interest is from eight
to twonty per cent, per month. The
avtiolo pledged for the loan is usually
thieo times the value of tho snm lent,
and is often never redeemed, owing to
the diatross or poverty of tho person
borrowing. If tho interest is from
eight to ten per cent, per month, it will
be scon that the pawnbrokers make
some hundred por cent, on their loans,
or about four millions annually from
the poor ; and it s not improbublo tboy
got as much more from the faio of the
artioles pawned.?New York Times.
Tin: late vast accession of bonanza
wealth which Sin Francisse has en
joyed has led lo tbe con&truotion, by a
banking company, of a safe or vault
thirty leet loop, twenty-five- feet wide,
and nine feet high, in whioh to deposit
bonanza drippings. Tho lot on which
this monster treasury stands cost $400,
000, ard the safe ?150,000. It required
a train of forty cars to' transport the
safe from Canton, Ohio, to San Fran
SA VI SWS AND DOINGS.
A curly, bright bead, and per ob ?d upon it'' 1
Little Rag-tag of a brown aun-bouuot; ?. -t|
A pair of old shoos forever untied.
Whoao soles have hoi oh, whose; tob? grin \rfdG.
C'omo -nn or come shado, come Bhine or conio
rain, -:irrwc? ?
To l.t.io Bag-tag it's evor. tho same;.. ' ; a*^** .
With an air of the most eupi-emo content,
She paddles and plays till tho day.ia spent.. .
Why pooplo complain she neyorcan see. ^ '
Whon God iu as good as over cau.be;'- n**"lAl J
Sbo talks to herself, and laugba, and elug? Lac .
About tho world and it a boautif cl t hin go ;? ,
But, though he is good to all of tlio rcat,
Sho 1b very B?ro that ho loves bor best!
Ob, how-much bettor lhia world would wag' ' -
If wo.all had hoarls liko littlo Rag-tag!
? Christian. Union.*
Jules Simon says that out of .one?
hundred dozen shirts made-in' PMIs,s"
eighty-five dozen are made [ in convntn. \\
"I thought 'twas queer he didn't, ?
holler out the last time I hit him," said
Mrs. Hucc, of Alabama, to the jury- 1
who were trying her for the murder of
herhnsband. '. ? <['?. It
Ann Eliza lectured six times ub, .
Salt Lake City, and oh the first night
fifteen of Brigbam's! daughters sat ital.r.
the front seat and made faces at her,
.'Butler county, Missouri, has tho -
most eccentric genius on record. He is
now sixty-five years of age. At tho age a
of twenty-one he commenced to count
two billions. Ho has counted almost
inbessantly ever since, and his task'is "??
still incomplete. Ho says he wnntd . to '
count that number and die happy. ;f .f ?
The Sunny Soull-?- , * *.
1 hero 1b many a rest on the road of lifo 1 ' -?
If we would only atop to tako it; -.; :
And many a touo from the bettor land; "
if the quoiulons heart would wake it.; . v !i
To the aunny bouI that is full of hope,
.And whose beautiful trust ne'er fallotk,''' J
The grass ia groon, and tho flowers aro bright, ~A
? Though tho wintry Storm prevailoth.'
A PiTTSFiBLD woman wants to Wager
$500 that sho can walk fifty hour;; with-:;-.>
out rest or sleep. .You may succeed,
madame, but it will not be'a's' easy hor *
half such a comfort to you as to lie b.
close to the side of the -bed and jaw '
and keep your husband awake that
length of time.
q Tin; prefecture of police of-Tokio, "
Japan, has issued the .following circu
lar : "Any pcrconm European eor.tuwe i
meeting his imperial majesty will be
oblige d to saluto tho emperor by hold
ing his hat under his loft arm and low- 0
ering his right hand to his knee
Those* who* do not woar a hat will be
Very stern parent indeed : '/ Come
here, six 1 What is this complaint the
soboolmaster has made against you?"
Much injureelyouth: "It'sjnst noth-'1
ing at all. You see Jimmy Hughes bent
a pin, and I only just left it on tho
teacher's chair for him to look at, ami
he came in without his specs, and sab
right down on the pin, and now. ho
wants to blame me for it."
[ I'lle cato with which the English language can.
be acquired by foreigners will bo understood if cer
a perusal of tho following :1
Wife, make mo aomo dumplings of dough,
Tboy're bettor than moat for my cough;
Pray lot them bo boiled till hot through
But not till tney'ro heavy or tough.
Now?I muat bo off to tho plough,
And theboyH, when they've bad enough,
Muet koep the tlieu off with a bough,
While the old maro drinka at tho trough.
Inside of the hat of a cattle thief re
cently arrested in Detroit were fonnd
pasted tho following maxims : "Re
member that truth is a jewel; do not
covet; respr ct old age ; bo content with,
what you have; live that men will take
your character as an example." Ia con
sideration cf this excellent principles
governing the man's lifo tho judge
kindly allowetl him to retain the printed
slip containing them during his year's
sojourn in the penitentiary.
The Origin.o Indian Namep.
A member of Major Powell's expedi
tion, whioh has been engaged in tho
territories, furnished the Tribune some
interesting notes of the diEcoveries
made in the origin of Indian names.
It seems that eaoh tribe or primary or
gasization of Indians, rarely including
more than two hundred souls, is, in
'obediauco totheaelditionallaws of these
people, attached to some well-defined
territory or district, and the tribe takes
the name of such district. Thun tho
U-intats, known to white men as a
branch of the Utes, belonged to tho
Uintah valley. U-imp is the name for
pino ; too meap, for lanel or country ;
U-im-too-menp, pine lead ; but this has
been contracted to XI-in tab, and the
tribe inhabiting the valley wero called
U-in tats. U is tho term signifying ar
row ; U-too-meap, arrow land. Tho re
gion of the country bordering on Utah
lake is called U too-meap booaneoof tho
great number of reeds grow ingtbero from
which thoirarrow-f hafts were made. Tho
tribo formerly inhabiting Utah valloy
was called U-tah-ats, which has been
corrupted into tho name Uto by tLo
white people of tho country. The namo
U-tah-ats belonged only to a small
tribe living in tho vioinity of tho lake,
but it has been oxttnded so as to in
cludo the greater part of the Indians of
Utah and Colorado. Another general
name UBed by whito men is Pintes. A
tribo of U-tah-ats being defeat id 9ml
driven away by a stronger tribo, who
occupieel their country and took their
name, were obliged to take u new name
corresponding totho new home in whioh
they settled themselves. But they also
called themselves Pai U-tah-ats or true
U-tah-ats. Tho corrupted namo Pintes
is now applied to the Indians of a largo
section of country. Several of these
tribes have numerous names, and in
this way the numbtr of individual
tribe.9 has probably been much overesti