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C, BAB*1®! ^nlyi£ZT"- WW*. 0 u a s o o e wi Their Treasures. -fortune to obtain a second **"VBuddha's tooth under somewhat 01 circomsUince8. Some years the funds of the temple be- »f and it was necessary to raise the crowd of priest* who live so#?' the tooth was exposed to the 3 L'l.rrims for three weeks, and a Bum was obtained. Those P"* much enjoyed a prolonged tifi ^ttner donors were allowed to more on, while the rest, whose were insignificant, but who were on the old principle, "mnny &1 Z makes a muckle," were burned been expected that the tooth ^.exhibited now for a similarly rod and the faithful in the coun ^'V gathering up their skirts and ^themselves for a pilgrimage to .7 when suddenly the Dewee Nile 'ti.nd of Dean of the Temple, issued that the relic would be put away, the .same time invited me to wit restoration to its place. I had ^imagined that the room to which %nce of Wales had been admitted *'.y ordinary shrine of the relic, and •M hesitated to obey the summons 1 deliberation resulted in a change of %'iDO and I repaired to the temple, «ach'the room to which I was told the •hwi been conveyed, it was necessary **wthe hide of the teuiple, and thence 4 narrow and dimly-lighted stone iircsse, jealously guarded by priests, small, square ante-room. As I the d«or of the apartment 1 noticed *. it was covered with beaten gold, the posts were composed of an outer tBot finely carved wood, then a strip of r.lw next a strip of carved ivory, and V uist one of embossed silver, the in strip0* name' Z that next the %}t being of gold. "Passing under a .'•-uin which was now lifted, I entered ruoui and found myself in the coin of about twenty priests, all very jealously the inner i^rtmeut of all. It was clear that (had arrived at the resting-place of :«v yarding relic, else what could mean the slid jr iron-barred gate, which, being drawn Showed a golden door with orna Beobtl posts, exactly like those I have jiready mentioned A heavy curtain, w *ever, prevented my looking through •^ediwrvvay, and three or four stout Cin prevented my further progress. It U possible that I might have to turn auk alter all, for the priests gave me ooks that could not be called afl'ection ite and muttered in tlieir unpleasant lap AUM remarks the reverse of compliment ary. 1 was wondering whether the pur chase of a plateful of flowers which stood a table would be of service, whether I •luuld drop some money into an iron gating close to the door, evidently the re ceptacle of offerings, and so try tlie effect benevolence, or whether 1 should re in at when the Dewee Nilemee's face ap peared in the doorway, and 1 was admit w into the sacred chamber. The room I iss now in was scarcely more than seven feti square and nine feet high. The ceil was heavily hung with what had once been yellow silk, now discolored uninlmost black. The walls were bare. Titre were two other doors—on the right «UD the left—both fastened, and I awioiscover no window and no means insolation whatever. Facing the door f«S««tep of which I stood was a square cage, raised three feet from the fraud, and reaching to the cciling. The Suor of the cage was of beaten silver. In lie center of the floor was a huge silver pi!, bell-like structure, beautifully em twwed, more than four feet high, and at the ba* nearly three feet in diameter. On i siller table in front of this cage were all the jewels we had seen exhibited on Friday night to the Prince, with some half-dozen golden pa ou*b the receptacles for these treasures were there also, and nine priests were preparing under the super vision of the Dewee NUeinee to put all sway. There lay, also, the sacred tooth un the golden lotus leaf, ready to be piaced in the largest pagoda of all. Eight ten lighted wax candles, some in stands tnd some in the hands ot the priests, ulded to the almost unbearable heat of the i|ortnients in which thirteen or fourteen x-ople were crowded together. With .TWU ceremony the little golden casket •antaining ttie tooth was closed by the jiKh priest, his brethren of the golden Ml* raising their hands in pious attitude lie while. The largest pagoda was then opened, and all the inner cases I had pre noosly seen were taken out and opened, t'ne by one they received Ihe relic, only now each was wrapped in muslin as it placed in the next largest case. There seemed occasionally to be especial to arrange the muslin in a certain **). Everything was clearly done ac wling to rule, ami those shaven, yellow robed priests were determined to do their *'rk well. A curious sight it was to see iem bending over the relic, the guttering widies in their hands, while the Dewee -Mieiuee jealously watched the gradual **&thing of the treasure. Case after case received it, more musiin was handed up whenever wanted, till at last it was ready •w the golden pagoda. Then it finally .^appeared from view, a golden key was twiueed, tLe pagoda was locked, and for Ji' present placed on one side. I wish 1 witi hilly describe that pagoda. It must of great value, for it is of pure gold, »very heavy and nearly two feet high. frtu the umbrella or topmost story l( the pagoda hang chains whivh •upport splendid jewels, cats-eyes :iew'7 an li"l rabies. But only an actual sketch in inght colors can convey to the eye an ade qiate idea of its beauty. The next treas ure lx- similarly wrapped in muslin put away was the emerald Buddha, *j"cn was also plat ed in a pagoda some nat smaller, though quite as pretty, 'fre were the anklet and one piece ol "I*n gold filagree work, heavily set with and other stones, to go into an w pagoda, and then the great sapphire saw an evening or two ago. Each *6 wrapped up carefully, e*ch hidden uertlie closest sujiervision, and of each i(* arcount was taken by the Dewee 1 ewee. At length the two high priests '•lao up into the cage and proceed to lift lop ot the bell from its placc. They w Htrong m. i& taHHk cellaneous a collection of jewelry as you would find in a West End shop. Out it came by handfuls, to be counted by the Dewee Nilem^e, and given into the cus tody of the priests, w ho placed Uie articles in the remaining pagodas. But an end will 2ome to the production of treasures, be they never so manv, and an end came to these. The pagodas were full, and it now only remained to wrap them all in thick folds of muslin. This done, the receptacle of the book was lifted up by the high priests, a deep obeisance was made, and then it was placed in the center Iwll-shaped case. One after another the rest of the pasrodas were placed round it, the silver IxMree follow ing last of all and, when this had been achieved, and the numler duly counted, the priests lifted the silver top once more, and, with a supreme effort, got it into positioH. The Dewee Nilemee with evi dent pride produced a large gold key and locked the huge casket. This was not all, however. A band of thin iron was now brought and entwined round the bell in such a way that, with the aid of a small padlock which was attiched to it, entrance to the lel 1 was most effectually prevented and, the padlock being fastened, some more muslin was brought, wrapped over the lock, and sealed with the Dewee Nilemee's seal, learing a golden dodo and his name in Cingalese. A gold umbrella from which chain and jewels hung was fixed on the top of the bell, ornamental pieces were added to it, till at length it stood out in the center of the cage, a glit tering pagoda ready for the worship of all who visit the shrine and are allowed for a consideration to peer through the bars at the resting-place of the tooth. The barred gate having been drawn and fastened by a key in the custody of one of the high priests, the candles were put out, and we, perspiring and faint, emerged into the outer room, saw the door locked, the sec ond grating fastened, and a watch ap pointed to guard the treasure. The relic of Buddha had been safely consigned to its shrine.—Cor. Ismion Telegraph. How XJdeTes Served JtauUflTialA farmer* Selecting inch in diameter, a eapplnre |Uit* (UJ large, besides diamonds men, but the eflort neeiUd 4^rJat oue. a»d «ii*! i' Wt4S it was some little e massive piece of gilded taken up. So soon as it was 1,.'. 'Kwevi r, one of the priests knelt •tvi/0!) out some more muslin, pro '^"gtli a silver Inrtree, a hag full ^old nnairtjs of iiuddha, aoine 'mie w. Md, in feet, about mis i uise, and thinks there iB no possibility of them."—I'otUvtlle (i'u.) Miftera' Journal. How Old Peter Benuet Won Hla Case. If Alexander H. Stephen* should be at home and his uiind not absorbed by public affairs, thevisitir will find in him one of the best and most prolific aneedotists of the day. One story—alas! that he cannot sit in the typos to tell it!—Is the Peter Bennet speech. A Dr. Iloyston, doubtless a most excellent man, had sued Mr. Bennet, a farmer, for his bill. "Little Aleck," as Alexander is minified by his friends, told his client, I'eter B., that the case ol service and its value were proved against him in legal form and there was no real defense. But the old farmer insisted that his law yer should "speak to the case." Mr. Stephens told him that he ought to tpeak himsell if he thought a speech could I* niade, and was surprised by the retort: I will, if Bobby Toombs won't lie too hard on me. Mr. Toombs promised and Peter Bennet began: Gentlemen of the jury, I ain't no law yer and no doctor, and you ain't nuther. And if we farmers don't stick together these here lawyers and doctors will get the advantage of us. I ain't noobjections to lawyers and doctors in their placc, and some is cleve. men, but they ain't fur mm, gentlemen of the jury. Now, this Dr. Koyston was a new doctor, and I sent bir him to doctor my wife's sore leg. And he did, and put some salve truck on it and some rags, but never done it a bit of good, gentleman of the jury. I don't l»elieve he's no doctor, no way. There's doctors as I know u doctors, sure enough, but this ain't no doctor at all." This was evidently telling, and Dr. Iloyston put in with: I^ook at my diploma and see if I am »ot a doctor." His diploma,'' said the 1 A farmer, named Erb, over near Harris burg, recently got himself into a pretty pickle. Coming from church one Sun day night he heard thieves among his poultry. When the tlr'eves saw him they ran away with their plunder seeking shel ter among some bushes. Mr. Erb, with his dog, pursued them, but a couple of shots from the thieves caused the dog to retreat. A local paper thus relates the rest of the story: "Mr. Erb would gladly hare followed his dog, but a pistol was presented to his breast with the admonition that his life depended on his silence and submission. His money and watch were demanded and reluctantly given. Mr. Erb now expect ed to be let go, but not so. The scoun drels discussed the propriety, and con cluded that they would take his clothing. Mr. Erb was compelled to take oti' his overcoat, coat, pants—in short he was stripped to his shirt and drawers. Even his hat and loots were taken. In order to prevent Mr. E. giving the alarm too soon they gagged hiqj by passing his suspend ers through his mouth and bucklingthem back of his head. His hands were tied on his back. He was then allowed to go home. The thieves also took their leave, going toward llarrisburg. The feelings of Mr. Erb can be easier imagined than described, as he walked home through the keen air. But his troubles were not yet over for at his gate he met his dog, which had so cowardly dese.'ted him and though afraid of three black men with a pistol, he now gave inmistakabh- sign* that he was not atraiu of one white man with his arms j. i iioned. Failing to recog nize his master, he kept barking and snap pingthrough thepalesat hisleirs. Mrs. Erb ieing aroused by the noise, lookedout of the winuuw, and seeing his white figure danc ing in the moonlight, thought it was a ghost, called her father—Mr. Henry O. Boozer, who was staying with her at the time—who came armed with a shot-gun and opening the door he called off the dog. He then desired to know the mis sion of one in so strange an attire. Never was nan more willing to speak, or more unable than Mr. Samuel Erb. So the only reply was a few nods of the head, accom panied by as many jumps with the feet. Mr. Boozer then brought his weapon to his shoulder and taking aim at the sup posed ghost, demanded it to speak imme diately or leave the premises. With this he coupled the promise that a failure to comply would cause him to fire. Mr. Erb was now in a great dilemma. Speak he could not. If he stayed he would be shot, and if he went away he would freeze. In fact he was nearly frozen already. He turned to go, and as he did so his wife saw his arirs were tied to his back. Telling her father this, that gentleman called to liiin to come back but kept the guu pointed, saying as long as there was no evidence of hostility, there need le no fear. Mr. Erb tremblingly obeyed, and on drawing near was recognized and taken in and cared tor. It was some time he fore Mr. Erb could give an account of what he suffered during the last hour. He says the rrbbers were white men in dis new-fledged orator, with great contempt. "That ain't nothing, for no piece of paper ever made a doctor yet." Ask my patients," shouted the now furious physician. This was the conventional straw that seemed to break the back of the orator's patience. Ask your patients!" he said, ic slow and mournful deliberation. A*k your patient*! WHY, THEY'RE ALL DEAD." Then, in rapid declamation, he named case after case, well known, but mostly among the negro servants of his neighbors, where his opponent had treated them and their owners buried them, and continued "Ask your patients! Why, I would have to seek them in the lonesome churchyard, and rap on the silent tomb to get answers from the dead. You know they cau't say nothiu' t« this case, for you've killed them all!" The applause closed the speech, and the defendant won his case.— U. W. Cleveland, in Uarper't Magazine. The Power ef Individual Influence. The following Recollections of a Storm at Sea" is an extract from a chapter in a book begun by Mark Twain about three years ago, but afterward aban doned For the next hour or two there was a constant augmentation of the storm. No bodvdid anything but cling to the bench bacfes under the dismal glimmer of the lamps (there was no other light, although the morning was well advanced), and lis ten to the dee]i booming ot the seas as they hurled themselves against the *hip's dis tant l)ows. By half-past nine haruly any support was sutlicient to enable a man to keep his feet. At this hour one of those sickening lulls, one of those dread suspen sions of all motion which tells that the ship's center is pinnacled on a watery Alp. and that when she topples over anil plunges down on the other side there is going to be trouble—and while even*creat ure held his breath, she quivered a moment, and down she went! And with her went every l.Kxly sprawling to the floor. There was a terrific crash, as if she struck the rock of Gibraltar, and in thatiustant a sea went bodily over her, breaking a sky-light on the upper deck, bending the thick bars ot an iron fence till they curved line bows, splitting in two and carrying away half of a short board three inches thick, that was lashed high away upon the bridge and passing into the ceau a^ain from the up per deck on the other side of the vessel, riddled a strong life-boat to splinters and swept it overboard, along with one of ita preat iron davits! And down on our deck it smashed in the starlniard bulwarks, flooded the deck waist deep, entered the galley, seized the smoking hot breakfast, waslud every vestige of it overboard, crushed in the saloon door and came pour ing along the carpets, bringing with it (with a final cra-sh) the bar stores, and spreading a ruin of champagne and Irish whisky lx»ttles all around! And in the next instant another sea came over the port side, bringing a broad specimen of the bulwarks along with it, stove in the port door of the saloon, and set the luggage afloat in all the state-rooms on that side. Well!" [It was the only remark that came into my mind, and it did not appear to meet the case, either. Up to that mo ment I had felt little or no concern. But, judging by the mighty crash that had assailed our ears, 1 fell almost sure that the ship's sides liatl been crushed in, and, possibly, by a collision with another ship and, therefore, as ours was an iron vessel, she must go down with the prompt facility of an iron pot. 1 tried to make up my mind as to what plan of action to pursue, and was getting along very well with it (considering that I had been at it only a thirty-fifth or a fortieth part of a second), when a stalwart young man at my side ex claimed We're gone! O, my God! We're gone, weVe gone!" He scared in.', and so I said to myself, never mind the plan, I'll get a life-pre server. 1 had seen a couple on the floor, but they were nrt there now. I went into my room, saw though these had been mine—the plunging of the ship had thrown them out through the ventilator. Then I thought 1 would go and borrow one of the Cardiff Giant (as we called him) and I will do myself the credit to say that I meant to get both of his, and save some woman with the eitra one. At the time, it did not occur to me that that would be a little tfugenerou* to the Giant and even now 1 am not sorry for it, because it was swell a splendid unconscious compli ment to that big Englishman's manhood —it ignored the possibility of any diffi culty or any peril which he could not ex tricate himself from by his own strength and his own courage. Aa I fought my precarious way along the careening floor, dismay sat upon almost every face en countered and if I had lecn the spirit of the storm, I could not have resisted the ap pealing looks that spoke from some -of those eyes. 1 shall always remember the sorrowful picture, the dim ghostliness of the lamps icvealed at that moment. I put my hand on the Giant's door without knocking—not supposing for a moment that he was in—anu just then a mighty lunge of the ship shot me clear across his stateroom, head tirst. A voice said: Hallo—what's wanted?" I looked up fiuiu the n«»or, where I was holding on to something—1 peered through Ihe glootn, and, as I am a sinner, that calm, genial iceberg was standing up on his hinu legs »h"cmy How he could see auything, or how he kept his feet 1 never cared to inquir J. All that I thought of was that I was unspeak ably ashamed of my errand. He said JSorry you fell. Did you hurt your self? Anything wanting?" No," I said I only came to borrow a—a match." [I believe some people will lie even in the very presence of the grave, if to tell the truth would make them blush.] I got a match (had about a thousand in my pocket), and came out thinking to myself that it could not be much of a storm alter all. Thus, one man had scared me, when the sea failed to do it. and now another had completely restored my tranquility—and neither hail cm ployed more than a look and a word. What docile slaves of outside influence men are! And now came another specimen: Capt. Molandhad followed one of those seas in, that smashed the *aloou doors, and with a bright, cheery glance, and a breezy word or two had swept their terrors away al most as completely as if he had brought sunshine in his face, and summer zephyrs in his breath. And yet, at that moment, tine ship was in the greatest danger. When the Giant came ouj, wherever he went, his brave, tranquil face wrought its mira cle. The reinforcements of the courage that saves wavering armies, and wins bat tles, is drawn from the commanding ot ficer, as from a recervoir. The influence which one individual may exercise over many was happily il lustrated in one of the great battles ol our civil war. For months a certain Colonel badrobjected fei* meato w—Imdrill. The manual bail become so mechanical with them that no order delivered in .the martial music of his splendid voice could take them bv surprise—their hands in stantly executed it even if their thoughts were miles away. Once well into a battle, soldiers will fight steadily on oblivious to everything—till the avtmunition gire* out. Then they wilt into a panic like stricken things. This particular regiment was face to face with the enemy on a notable day in our history, loading and tiring with might and main—the opposing i:uns almost touching. All at once the Colonel saw a quiver run down the line—experi ence told him the ammunition tea* mt. In one instiut more there would be a wild stampede, the rear masses would take it up, the day would lie lost. He would cive the world for a saving expedient. The happy thought flashed upon him— the drill: He rose in his stirrups, and his voice pealed out abovt the clamor of the guns: "Attention! Order ARMS!" [Down came the muskets.] Shoulder—ARMS!" [Lp they went again.1 "Mark time—by the lett tlauk—forward—MAKI'H!" And with drum? leating and colors fly ing, they stepped away as gallantly through the storm of fire and smoke and smoke and thunder as if they had been on dress-parade. They arrived in safety 111 the rear without breaking ranks. To that man really BELONG the honor of UM jiruit victory that was won that day. Patrick Henry as an Oratlf. 1 But it is when viewed as an orator and mouthpiece of the revolution that we find tne chief secret of Patrick Henry's power, and his strongest claim upon the remem brance of history. Patriot and statesman he was, but other men of the revolution were as patriotic as he, anil otiier names stand aUive his in the ranks of statesman ship. But as an orator he stands supreme, and cowers above all others. Here he plays no secondary part. I know there were other great orators and speakers in that struggle who richly deserve to rank with the best and greatest ever produced iu any land or age. There at its opening w as James Otis, whose speech in 17til against the writs of assistance was pronounced a flame of fire there, from New England, also, was John Adams, the great debater and colossus ot the declaration on the floor of the Congress of 1771» there was the silver-tongued Hichard Henry, Lee, from his own Virginia, who was not inaptly or unworthily called the Cicero of America, and there were Kutledge anil Pendleton and uon, and a score of ora tors from all sections of the country to make up the great array. But so im mensely did Patrick Henry surpass them all that their fame has In-en overshadowed and dwarfed by his colossal reputation, and he seems to sUnd oul alone on the historic page. We cannot analyze and criticise the parts and )K)wers of such an orator as he was. No lines or rules of school or art are adequate to bound or measure him. Ijesser orators can lie largely made by 6tudy, and can IK? judged by the rules and standards of their art. But the truly great orator is God-created and sent, and is above all rules and criticism ike sweeps all criticism away in a great rush and flood of nalure, and men can only look up w ondcringly to admire and adore. So it W HS pre-eminently with Patrick Henry. He w as a great prodigy of natu ral eloquence. He knew absolutely noth ing of eloquence as an art it is probable that he never looked at a single rule of rhi'oric in his life. What Daniel Web ster lia-i so well and wisely said of true eloquence was neculisrly true of him. His eloquence did indent come from the man and the occasion, and was like the outbreaking of a fountain from the earth, or the bursting forth of volcanic tires with spontaneous, original, native force." It did not come from far. Neither lalor nor learning had toiled for it, and its conceptions swiftly outran all the deduc tions of logic. It was a great and sub lime force, heaven sent for the good of men. ^or is this any wild exaggeration of speech or panegyric. Happily we are not left here to any vague tradition, for, besides the concurrent testimony of many others, Jellerson, a most competent au thority, who heard him often, has said that he spoke as Homer wrote," and that his eloquence was sublime beyond description." John Itandoiph, too, the ke«en and eloquent Virginian of the sue ceediug generation, who must have heard him frequently in his youth, has lett the striking and epigrammatic eulogy: He w as Shakespeare and Garrick combined.'' What more is needed 011 this point when such judges exalt his genius to the height of Homer and tfhake»|earc? Coming closer to his style and method, we see thai it was distinguished for a bold and rapid generalization und a vivid imagery, seizing upon the strung and sa lient point# of ihe subject with an irou logic and grasp, and illuminating it with the splendid light of his imagination His sjwechcs were generally short. No audi ence could long eudure such rapt and terrible tension. His personal presence was in full keeping with the peculiar character of his eloquence. The tall, spare form, the nervous Hues cf his face, the stern knit brows, the fiwry and soul penctratiug eyes and the striking and ma jestic attitude—all these well comported with the thrilling, awe-inspiring and sub lime effect of his speeches. But this stern, severe man, so full of lofty serious ness and passionate fire, had in his com position a vein of richest humor and could relax into passages of such infinite droll ery and ridicule as would set his audience in a roar. A notable instauco of this was the oft.quoted sjn-ech to a jury, after the revolution where he so effectually laughed John Hook, the "beef' claimant, out of court. His voice, too, had an indescriba ble charm and power, and lingered and haunted the memory long alter its won derful cadences hail died away upon the ear. But he needed contact with his audience to fire his genius and give this grace and majesty to his person. Demosthenes, in tli- calm of his study, could light his mind within, but Henry needed the great debate and the high w ar of words to wake up his faculties to their fullest play: just as many great commanders have needed the roar and thunder of battle to bring out their g'-nius. So, too, he was flred by the danger of the conflict. The true orator is always brave as well as honest, and no genuine eloquence ever yet came from the lips of a coward or a demagogue. Patrick Henry was as courageous and as real a hero of the revolution as Israel Putnam or Anthony Wayne.—From a Heeent ten Unmal AdthetH, by Charles S. May, at liilanuuov, Mich. A. COMPANY is about starting a great fermtng rntTprlBC in the foot hHftbe tween Mt.ryM'iUe aud MnartsviUe, Cal., where they hav'- in a bouy 1,700 a.-res ot 'land. Orchards of orange tr«es, EnglisU I walnuts, almonds and pe 111s will le laid out, and much ground devoted to wheat, uMm*, atfaitia aMi wkmp Japanese Honse-Bnllders In Phila delphia. His Imperial Majesty, tha Mikado of Japan, through his deputies, a sqund of Japanese mechanics, has begun operations on the slope of George's liill upon a bam boo structure, to be used as a dwelling during the Centennial by His Majesty's commissioners and exhibitors. There are twelve sturdy Jap artisans, some clad in American costume from the neck upward and others from the ankle down, the in tervening space being covered with close fitting tights of blue stuff for the legs and great baggy lunics of the same color and material reaching to the middle of the thigh and girdled at the waist with what would p:ss for a longitudinal strip of Jo seph's coat. On the back and on the breast of the tunic is a shield-like patch, as large as the head of a nail keg, covered with fire-cracker hieroglyphics, indicat ing the rank and family of the wearer These Japs in their own country rank seventh in caste, the grades being as fol lows: Princes, priests, soldiers, civil of ficials, tiaders, artisans aud laborers. A lew days ago the foreman, who seemed to be a mandarin, as his bhield patches were of unusual size and he wore no hat, spent much of his time in saving nails, while strapping up something like a fence to keep bad "Melican" ys from running away with the cases »f bamboo, which weigh about half a ton each. There are a number of trees about the place, and, as these saved posts, the Japs made their rails stretch toward every available tiee. The foreman took bits of rope made of Japanese grass, and began fastening the rails with them to the trees, turning now and then a look of Celestial scoru upon certain officious ignoramuses who offered him a few naiU, which they had begged at Queen Victoria's houses, to win the fa vor o 1 the Mikado's mandarin foreman Many a scramble there was among grave gentlemen and mirthful boys anxious to grab up a fragment of the grass rope to preserve it as a Japanese relic of the en teunial. But the moot curious part of the day's work was the diiviug of a number of piles, each six feet long and ten inches in diameter, upon which is to rest, like a corn crib, a redangular structure eigiity four by forty-four teet, and in general ap pearance like 4he pictures of Japanese hous'*s that children see in their pnmen. The way in which the Japs managed the pile-driving brought many a burst of laughter from the bystanders. They had a poiiable tripod, about twenty feet high, with two fixed pulleys under the apex, from which was suspended by a grass rope acylindiical iron hammer, weighing 300 pounds. Mix Japs ou each side of the machine sei/.e a grass rope which passes over one of the pulleys, the fore man stands to one side, holds up his fore finger, closes one eye, and then apparent ly not satisfied with tnis, picks up a short stick, holds it in a vertical position be tween his two forefingers, sights the pile with it, and at Ixsl winks with belli eyes as a signal to the workmen that the ceremony of Japanese plumb bobbing is conclude.t, w hereupon the liatnim moves up and down very rapidly, driving the pile an inch into ihe eaith at every de scent, until it is time tor the foreman to do a little more plumb bobbing. One pile strurk a rock.ahd while everybody was wondering how things were going to be managed, one of the gang ran off and brought back something that had teeth like a saw, but which was whaped like a butcher's cleaver, but the panting Jap had severed the slick in about half the time required for a saw of American make to do the same work. The Japs draw their planes toward them instead oi pushing them from them, and use an ink-line instead of a chalk line It resembles a tape lina case, and contains a sponge which may Te saturated with ink of any color, through tins sponge the c«rd may oe drawn aud then wound up, ilia penaing with the tedious process of chalk ing. Ihe holes lor the piles were marked out iu this odd way The posis, one at each cud of the foundation, were connected at ihe top bv a tightly-drawn cord, from •nd to end of this the mandarin foreman walked with his rule, measuring off sp» es which be marked by tying bite of string iu bow knots to the main cord, and then standing oil to go through his deli cate operation of piumb-botibing, which he repeated every time that his men re moved the tripod to drive a new pile. Their adze is a remarkable tool, chiefly on account of its handle, which is shaped as Hogarih's line of U-auty might be if warj»ed by torrid weather The wielder of tins tool stands over his timber and hacks away, driving the steei far under neath hi» loot al every blow. When the ropes of the p.le drivers were too long the foreman fastened blocks of wood In slip knots to shorten them, but one of these slipped aud dropped ou the head el a young Jap, causing him to let go the rope, fall backward and roll over to a big log, upon which he sat down to rest himself aud iaugh. The Japanese square la eighteen and a half inches long and nlue aud a quarter wide, and is graduated, like the rule, t»y the decimal sy stem, nine and a quarkr of their inches I* ing e4ual to eight of ours. In the bamBJO huiiding uol a nail will be used all the material is there, dove iaiied, beveled and mortis'd, ready to be fastened together with wood on pins. '1 he artisans live in a frame structure within the inclosure, do lh« ir own cooking anil laundry work, and live on soup, rice and dried meats, which they brought with them in hermetically sealed cans. The oflicials having charge of Japanese opera tions 111 the pi.ik refine to give the slight est information as to what they are doing When asked alxiut their building and in tended exhibition, the questioner is inra riably put of!'with Wait till comes time you then see It displease# them when spectators laugh at the um outh mechanical operations of the flat nosed and lawny featured Orientals I'Uxhuitlphia Times. THE Chinese watch the pearl mussel closely, and when It opens its shell Insert pieces of wood, hard earih, or little Images of their gods. These irritate the li»h and cause it to cover the sutatance with a |H*arly deposit, w Inch hardens and forms an artificial pearl. This sort of pearl making is tarried on to a great extent in Nlng po, and the articles tbu» obtained are considered very littla iafarior in valua to the real. TIIF. delicacy of the Massachusetts peo ple is one of their most delightful charac teristics Hon. Lucius W. Pond speaks of the transactions for which he has been leutenced to prison for fifteen years a* IrregulnritieV and speak of the sent ence as a requirement of the law," A CBXTKNNIAI. pig has been born* la Kentucky. Its distinguishing character istics are a perfectly hairless body, eyes as large as sleep's, ears like those of the hare, and a horn, several inches long, projecting from the lop of its bead down ward. A KEMAI.K gossip iu Buffalo has got to pay $2,000 damages or put in a year in jail for slandering a sciwoi tmslm. A Wond rfml Geyser in New Zealand. The State of New York has Hs world wide wonder in Niagara Falls fit*State of California has its equally marvelous and renowned Yosemite Valley and the province of New Zealand can boost of al most as great a natural wonder in Us Koto mahaua, or mighty geyser. This- lies in land from Tauranga—-which may be reached by steamer from Auckland—about sixty-five miles. At Wairoa, the head querters of the Arawa contingency, and the residence of Capt. Mair, is the old mission-house, kept by a Frenchman, and surrounded by familiar trees, on a lovely site overlooking Lake Tarewera. There is plenty of fruft here, especially cherries. In the mission-house one pleasantly re poses till four o'clock in the morning, when be is aroused lor breakfast, after which he enters a logcanoe, thirty or forty feet in length, propelled by four Maori men, and starts for a nine-mile row up the pretty Tarawera Lake. The time occu pied to the mouth of the Little liiver is two hours and a half. Here the water is found to be lukewarm, being supplied from the hot rprings. The current of this stream is very switt, and it requires hard work to force the canoe up agaiust it, but by paddling and pole-pushing, and some times jumping out into thu stream and pulling, the Maoris manage to reach the haven of our desires and the cul mination of our hopes." The hills all around the geyser teem with hot springs and hot mud in a Liquid state, aud con stantly bubbling up and emitting a horri ble sulphuric siuell which is almost sti fling. The ground appears to be hot a mere crust over boiling springs, and often sa yields t« the step that one feels as if he were about to descend immediately into the earth. The great geyser Itself" Is up in the top of a lotty hill, which appears to have been the extinct crater of a volcano, now tilled with light blue boiling water of an unknown depth. The water ii for ever seething sud boiliug, as if all the fires of perdition were aflame beneath it. It is constantly shooting up in columns from six to thirty feet In height, which sometimes looks very beautiful when the suu converts the falling globules into showers of pearls ami silver. The great geyser Is approached from below by a series of crescent-shaped terraces, bowed outward, a lew feet in height each, snd per haps 100 yard* iu width, all overflowing till you come to the two principal terraces, the top one of which is always boiling over into those beneath it Tiie steam is almost blinding and suffocating when tlio wind is blowing toward you. In many uf the pools there are pleasant bathing places The water Is hot on the surface but cool tieneath, the boiling water from the great gey: ur above not seeming to penetrans far below the surface of the more distant terraces^ which it overflows. Theio are two sets of terrac«s, the first ot which are called the White Terrscs. The rim around the boiling caldron is formed of a white •ubstance, like Uie most delicate filagree work, almost resembling lace work, such is ib regularity and beauty. This white rim, which projects some distance over the txiiling fountain, shows to all the greater advantage because of the intense blue of the waters. These beautilul ter race bums ate formed by dcjx»sit* of sul phur and silica from the boiling springs on the top of the hill, which pour down Uie sides and crush the tea-scrub and oth er trees growing there, and form tha in crustation. For, strange as It may seem, there is green grass aud shrubliery to the very ver^eof the boiling fountains. Manv of Uie basins appear to lx: made of petri fied tea-scrub or terns These brim-for mations are verv rough and sharp edged, and very liatu un boots or bare leet, though the Maoris, whose feet are har dened, trip over them without any serious inconvenience- The water in all the ter races is beautifully clear and blue Near the great geyser, there is a sjiring constantly boiling uut of a fissure in a rock, and called the steam-pipe spring. The noise from this spring can be heard a long way off, anil it souuds lust like a vessel letting off steam while Uie hot waU-r which shoots out of It reminds one of the manner in which a steamer, when she U light, sends uy the water wilh her screw, and the action seems to be accom panied with a thud like sound of a simi lar character. The ground Is literally huncy combed with these boiling sleaui springs From the white terraces one enter* a canoe and paddles over to the pink ter races, but a short distance from the form er. Their formation is the ssine as the first, but they &r« smaller, and, instead ot the pure white brim they have a pink tinted liorder, which is exqULsiUdy beauti tul, and it is questionable whether they are not the prettier of the two. The effort is lovely and qutie enchanting. Between the two sets of terraces one may spend several hours very pleasantly and profila bly. For this is certainly one of nature's most wonderful phenomena And while it dit!eis from Niagara and Vuneriiitc,and comparisons may he odious, it certainly Is in its way quite as marvelous as either of these two grent resorts of tourist* As yet the Kotomabana is almost inuccessi* file to tr»»»-i»rs, -.siug w ihe roughness of the mute thither, and to the miserable native accommodations on the way.— Francttco Call. Md Haetlng or Broth an. A curious story is this from a Kentucky paper Some time since an old gentle man of our county went over into Indiana to buy some stock. Heturning, he em barked upon one of the Green liiver boat* for Bowling Green. At the same time an other gi nUeman and his wife came aboard for the same destination, and on the trip op af over a day and night he, in general conversation, remarked that he had been gone to Texas twenty fl\e years, and was now returning to his boyhood's home to see his relatives. The two old men were noticed In conversation several times, but the subject must have been of a general or casual character. After landing at Bow ling Green, and all were making prepare tions to disembark, the Texan came up to the Captain and asked if he could pjob ably get conveyance out to Mr. John U.'s that »1 was Ins only brother, and he had not seen him for twenty five years, and conclude by asking if he knew htm. Th* Captain's astonishment, im leaning all the time, culminated at the last ouestion, and he exclaimed. Why, man, Mr John H. is on the boat came on at Kvansville at the same time you did, and I havo seen you titlking together coming up.' The Texas brother sprang as If electrified, and, running b.ick through the cabins, the long separated brothers were soon locked tn each other's arms. 'Ihe singular oc currenc" excited a t'ood deal of intfre't and merriment at the liute, whiph wu»en. hanced by the fact that, after examining Ihem logedier after the denouement, all panic* agreed that they vejy cJo» ly re sembled each other, mid yet they had been thirty o«ld hours together on the l«mt, had conversed on teverai occasions, and neither had the »lightest suspicion of the ideutity 1 of Uie other."