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TO WSD OR SOT TO WED.
A PAHUDT. To wKn. or not to wed? that Is the questlun Whether ti wiser in a man to ltauisb The tempting visions of domestic comfort. Or to leavt some damsel of our times to the altar. And. Dy marriage, end them? To wed to doubt No more; Bad by that act tosv we end The heart-ache, aud the thousand well-planned tricka Of enterprising mothers? 'lis a consummation lH-vomly to he wished- To wed to enrich The trade-men and to feed bad servants! To wed. perchauc a spendthrift : ay, there the rub: For to w bat aort of wife we mar He mated Wb-n we have aalntd oft or.r bachelorhood. Must give u pause. There's the resK;ct Tuat niakcacelihacv of hi nnt'h practice; For who would bear the impatient thirst tor bliss. The yearning for some penile confidant. The amalorv Irenzios of oue'a loucliues. The loss of Pultons and latge Joint of meat, V hen he himself wight his unlet us make With a hare c4diiax-riag? Yfco would lodging bear. To groan and aweat under extortionate land ladies. Bnt that the dread of helpless and expensive wive - . Those prodigfc of modern training puzzle the will Aud makes as raTber hear those Ills we have Thau hazard being taken in and done An-? Thus women do tunke coward of a all: Aud thus the hopeful heart of many a bachelor Is sicklied o'er with, late alle cast of thought. And enterprises of good-will and spirit w ith this regard of marriae-e torn awar. Ana lose I fee name or I MTAWHEELER'S MISTAKE. " Isn't it perfectly horrid! We're go ing to have that Wins-low girl next door tous!" remarked Mum Nils Wheeler to her room-mate jaat after rooms bad been assigned! the "Ely Female College." " What of that?" responded Nell ChapmauT " Therell be plenty of other girls in the hail to associate with if we don't like her;." , "That maf he; but yon can't think how annoying Miss Winalow's familiari ties are to me. bite's in mr division, yon know, and she addresses me bv niv first name just as Lon Wild, Nell Thornton, or any or tne gins ot our set uo. i es terday, when -we were going down to lecture, she actually threw her arms around m and said : ' Won't you please let me look at your notes on yesterday s lecture, Nita; I've mislaid mine.' Kita. indeed!' 1 just looked at her and said: ' 1 don't think you could read my notes. Hiss Winslow. fc.he didn't know enough then to take away her hateful arm. I just detest 'his school. You have to as sociate with everybody! Hi dreadful: ejaculated Nell. But Noll was just leaving the room, and Lou Wild, who passed her in the ball, saw a sarcastic expression on ber face. Nell was Judge Chapman's daughter, and Nit was fond of referring to her as her 'most intimate friend, and of saying that she "perfectly adored her." A tta was a somewhat piquant, rather pretty, very stylish young lady, who had so much to say about " first" families," people who were in society," and peo ple who were not in society" as to create a suspicion among her teachers and the older girls that the social posi tion of her own family was not just what she wished. People who are well assured in regard to their own position are not in the habit of referring to the subject, or worrying lest they may lose caste by making acquaintances beneath them. Mabel Winslow was a large, good natured, plain-looking girl, entirely des titute of "style," and apparently quite indifferent to matters of dress. To be sure, she was always neat, and could nev er be called "slouchy;" but then, she never seemed to care whether she were exactly in fashion or not. At tne first glance Puts had decided that the W inslow s couldn't be " in socie ty," and, as she informed Nell Chapman, she " didn't wish while at Ely to form any acquaintances which she could not recognize after leaving school ;" so that, though the girls in the same division were closely associated, Nita bad per sistently repelled all Mabei's advances. ' You so near! Why, isn't that nice?" said Mabel, as she stepped out of 83 the evening after rooms had been assigned and saw Nita on the threshold of 81. Indeed!" responded Nita, very dis tant 1 v. '"iwugh Mabel could have had nothing whatever to do with her location in the building, Nita appeared to imagine that she had come into No. 83 that she might be near her and cultivate her highly de- sirauie acquaintance, sue accordingly bore herself with the utmost reserve toward Mabel and soon came to utterly ignore her neighborhood. Worse than that, she was so possessed with the idea that Mabel coveted her so ciety and was trying to push herself into her good graces that she was once or twice positively rude to her in the class room. . Nell Chapman, ou the contrary, though she belonged to a higher class and might naturally have been a little more exclu sive and dignified, used to spend hours lounging on Mabel's bed, telling stories and shall I say it sucking oranges. " I don't see how you can be so inti mate with ber. You don't know who her people may be." said Nita one day. " I believe I do, though," replied Nell, with a twinkle in ber eye. " She spoke the other day about her father having an interest in the ' New York Central.' Pos sibly he's a brakeman." " Quite likely." Vacation came, and Nita, whose home was hundreds of miles from Ely, had re ceived an invitation to visit Mrs. Brock lesbie, a friend of her mother, who lived in ah adjacent State After starting, Nita was somewhat disturbed to find Miss Winslow in the cars. " Your Me notr, Meb Winslow, lives in Winona, so you won't be lonely," mis chievouslr whispered Nell Chapman, as she bade Nita good-by at the Samoset Junction. , " Hoiroja)?" responded Nita. Ixiu-J'fud and Nell Thornton, girls wbochtita felt that she could associate with, went beyond the "Junction," and the three established themselves on seats facing each other, sociably enough, while Miss Winslow st alone at the other end of the car. " I wonder who that nice-looking young man is that she's talking with," said Lou Wild, after one or two stations had been passed. " Some one whose acquaintance she has made on the way, probablv," said Nita. - " " No, it isnX. He came in at the last station and shook hands with her. Isn't he stylish?" said Nell Thornton. " See. he's going to get off at this sta tion. Don't she feel elated, though, at that handsome bow and touch of the hat! assumed, of course," remarked Miss Nita. Nell and Lou left the train before it reached Winona, and then Nita sat back with an air of dignity calculated to repel all advances. Very soon she drew a magazine from her pocket and began to read. In lees than live minutes up the aisle came Miss Winslow." Nellie Chapman told me you were going to Winona," remarked she, seating Herself beside IS it a. " I'll pay Nell lor that," thought Nita to herself, She replied with extreme coolness " I am." " My home is in Winona. We will try to make your stay there pleasant." " I expect to be entertained by my friend. Mrs. Proeklesbie, thank you." Nita turned a leaf of her magazine, and appeared entirely absorbed in its contents. Miss Winslow made no further attempts at conversation. Winona village was three miles from the railroad. ODly one private carriage was in wailing at the depot. Deluded Nina walked up to it with an air of assur ance. " Whose carriage is this?" demanded she of the driver. " Gov. Winslow's, miss," said the driver, at the same time touching his hat def erentially to -Miss Winslow, and hand in ir her a note. Mattel read the note, and, with a quiet smile, passed it to Nita. Itran as follows: Ur Ueai Man Mr. Edmund Brockleshle ex pect a younj lady from fcly, a Miss Wheeler, to spend-tba vacation at his bonae. aud. as be has no carriage to send for ber. I proposed ber riding up with von. It will doubtleae be much pieaaauter lor a-T ;han comtug up in a ba- a. Vour as-- Father. Ni'a blushed scarlet, She was too confused to think clearly, or flic might Published by the REPUBLICAN PUBLISHING COMPANY. " Be just and fear not ; Let all the ends thou aim'st at be thy God s, thy Country's, and Truth s." TEEMS : $3.00 per Annum. VOL. XXV. .-. CANTON, MISS.. SATURDAY, JANUARY Hi, 187.-. NO. A. have derided to take a hark. Hut the driver hopped off his box, tint), at a signal from Miss Winslow, helped poor jYita in. A soon ns she recovered her com posure a little she addressed herself to the hitherto despised school male Willi the greatest affability. Hut tltere was a spire of misehief about Miss Meb. She leaned back now on the velvet cushions, assuming Nita's favorite air of dignified reserve." It was her turn now, and Nita was greatly relieved when the carriage stojmed. " This is Mr. isroemrsuie s, jhiss Wheeler." remarked Miss Winslow, and the freezing politeness of manner with which she accepted Nita's thanks was a capital piece of acting, to say the least. As the carriage door closeu bemmi iter Ni a was sure she heard a soft laugh. So vexed and chagrined was she that she completely disappointed herselt in her nape or making a luvoraute "Iirsl im pression" upon Mrs. Brocklesbie. " Mr. Brocklesbie would have hired a carriage to meet you," said that lady at the tea-table that evening. " but Gov. W inslow thought it would be nlcasanter for you to ride np with his daughter. School-girls are always fond of each other's society." " I she his daughter, then?" asked Nita. " Certainly. You didn't learn it from her, i dare say. She is very modest. She has received an unusually tine home traioinj. Her mother is a lady who cares very little for style,' but both socially and intellectually she is a very superior woman." The following day Mrs. Brocklesbie took Nita to walk, and they passed the Governor's residence. It was an elegant establishment, the house and grounds in the style of a r renin villa, wttlt foun tains, statuary and terraced lawns. " 1 he Governor is wealthy, and he and Mrs. Winslow have excellent taste," said Mrs. Brocklesbie. " The interior of the house is perfect. Yon, doubtless, will be invited to spend a day or two there. Meb is very considerate and not in the least aristocratic." Nina didn't feel so confident of the in vitation. Three days after, Mrs. Brocklesbie, who had been calling upon some of her friends, came home with something in teresting on her mind. " Senator Lovell's son is here from Washington and is Gov. n inslow s guest. Jlrs. v inslow is to give him a party next week, and you, of course, will be invited. Have you any thing with you suitable for evening wear? Nita had nothing, and her purse was not so heavy that she could afford to lighten it upon presumption. But she could offer Mrs. Brocklesbie no excuse. and the following day she went out and purchased white muslin gloves and a sash, consoling herself with the reflec tion that tbey would do lor a commence, ment. " By the way," said Mrs. Brocklesbie, on her way home from the dressmaker's, " I wonder that Mb hasn't called upon you yet. It must be she doesn't know you are still here. She'll see you at cnarcn to-morrow, nowever." To church Nita went, but with heavi ness of heart. With the Winslow family sat the same young gentleman she had seen in the cars. That young; man with the Winslows is Love 11. It is said he is engaged to Meb," whispered Mrs. Brocklesbie dur ing the singing. Services closed, and Mrs. Brocklesbie detained Nita fa her pew until the Wins lows came down the aisle. To Nita's smile and bow Meb returned a cool nod. and passed without a word. N ita could have cried with mortification. Mrs. Brocklesbie was quick at conclusions. She instantly inferred that Nita was not, at the College, considered "a nice girl." At tne eleven tn hour jNita aid, indeed, receive an invitation to the party ; and, though she accepted and did her best to conciliate her schoolmate, it was of no avail. Meb had, when first at school, been pleased with Nita's piquunt ways, but her eyea had been fully opened to the girl's shallow character, and she did not wish to make a friend of her. lie sides, she felt that her unladylike con duct deserved rebuke. Nita soon discovered that Mrs. Brock lesbie had conceived a prejudice against her, and she welcomed the day for her return to school. " I declare," said she to Nell Chap man, "one never knows who any one is! Who wonld have thought that Mabel Winslow was a Governor's daughter? And there's Nell Thornton, whom we've made so much of her father is just a shoemaker!" I've known that these aces. Who cares?" responded Judge Chapman's daughter. Nitag mortifying mistake did not make her a " democrat" at once, but she was at least careful afterward to con ceal her silly notions about the caste and " set" of her associates. True men and women estimate people by their moral and mental qualities, not bv their ap parent position in society. Youth' Com panion. A Remarkable D05 Story. Some years ago, while Mr. Hamilton was fishing near the lower rapids of the Mississippi, just above the Keokuk, he observed below him a man bailing a canoe, preparatory to taking himself, wife and baby across the river. At the same time Mr. H. saw that his New foundland dog was watching the pro ceeding of the party. Seeming to cum- prenena tneir intention tne dog uttered a peculiar howl and, passing rapidly up the river for some distance, plunged into the water and swam diagonally down and landed on a large rock standing out of the water about midway of thestream. After shaking the water from bis shaggy coat he again watched the party, who in the meantime had embarked in the canoe. Just as the boat passed the rock it was -ugu. iu iuc 1 a j 111 1 j -ut, jiu iiiu. current and instantly capsized. The woman in falling into the water loosed her hold on the child, which floated down the stream. The man caught bin wife and waded with her to the rok. The instant the child fell into the water the dog leaped in and in a short time was seen in the still water below swimming with the child in his mouth, which he carried in safety to Uie shore. Franklin Ky.) J'utrM. He was going up Jeflcrson avenue, in Detroit, saehel in hand, when he saw an old hat on the walk. He deviated couriderably from his course, stopped close to the hat, and drew back and kicked with all his might. Sonic hoys gathered around him as he sat in the doorway holding his foot and grating liis teeth and weaving bis body to and fro, and they explained to him that he never should kick old hats in a strange town. X very good-looking young lady en tered the Central Station yesterday, ami. walking up to the Sergeant, she said : " I want a policeman." As soon as lie could recover from his surprise he said : " Well, there are five widowers and seven young men left have you any clietee?" She was very indignant, as she explained that she wanted an ollicer to go and help take rare of an insane woman. Detrvi Fret Prt. His name was Wrath, and when l-e aked his girl to marry him she irave him a soft answer, and the s:d t auwi-r turned away Wrath. THE AMERICAN CUiKEXr 1TEHS. Wiiks is wt.ter not water? When it's dripping. When is a mother a father? When he's a signer. The New York H'orW wants to know if a man with a cough is not a hackuiau. Ik what respect does a locomotive re semble a dream? In coming upon sleep ers. It is not safe to assume because a roniinunicatior. is written in rypher that it amounts to 0. Why was ltohinson Crusoe unable to get up an oyster stew. Because he hadn't the " skill it" required. They say that Kalakaua has a mnhog any complexion. This accounts for his being such a polished gentleman. Tuk Tirhborne claimant's wife refuses to pay taxes assessed against Mrs. Orton, but williugly pays any amount as Lady Tirhborne. It might be expected that Californians would take a deep interest in a well with a bottom so far down that 5.33o feet of fish-line just reaches it. Says Miss Kellogg: " A young girl in ber training to become a singer must make a covenant with her eyes and not look upon a man." Sho! Hather aggravating to that New York firm which has manufactured 23,000 children's sleds this year, that there has been scarcely any use for them so far. Don't shut a child np in the dark to punish him. The dark doesn't hurt him a bit, and he generally manages to kick in a door-panel and twist the knob otf. I'SDEIt the nom ife phi me of " Theophi lus Jones," Prof. Swing is writing for his paper, the Chicago Alliance, a series of sketches, entitled " 1 he Recollections of Dr. Heinrich." While I'rof. Peck, of Columbia Col lege, was at church his sou Henry, with two professionals, got away with $40 1,00 dollars worth of silverware, mortgages, stock-certificates, etc. This might be called a juvenile Peck-ulation. It is a pleasure for a citizen of Balti more to lose his wallet. The finder ad vertises it, the reporters make a local item, the police hunt all around, and when it is restored to its owner he has a half column complimentary notice given him. Tiik fart that our small nickel and copper coinage is very scarce in Cali fornia was recently explained by a state ment that large quantities of three and five cent pieces are annually melted down for the purpose of manufacturing trunK nails. " Help the poor," writes a St. Louis editor, and while the compositor is set ting up the article the editor puts a basket of champagne and two turkeys into his carriage and rolls homeward with the blissful conviction that he has done his whole duty. The profession of dentistry is called odontological, because in the practice of it the patron, as soon as the oicrator begins to bore cold iron down into his jaws, calls out: "Oh, don't." This is the beginning of the term, and the rest of it is ological sequence. The new Mayor of Chicago Isn't much on orthography, and he doesn't claim to be heavy on grammar, but let a man at tempt to tread on his coat-tails and the Mayor's great natural talent is discov ered bunched up a short distance above the elbow. Detroit Free Pre. "You have a good husband, Betsy!" " I'm! so-so! good enough as men go. But what makes you speak: of him?" " He told me yesterday that in twenty years he had never given you a cross word." " Oh! I should think not, indeed ; and he better not try it, either!" The following directions are given for detecting some counterfeit fifty cent notes now in circulation: On the coun terfeit the lock of hair in the corner of Dexter'B forehead touches the other hair at each end, while in the genuine it is a " C" shaped lock, and touches only at the lower end. Mr. A. Buonsos Alcott was once ex pounding his theory of the sin of eating tiesh, and said: "A man who eats pork becomes a little swinish, does he not? and if he eats mutton he is inclined to be sheepish." Perhaps so," replied Dr. James Walker, " but I have noticed that men who live on vegetables are apt to be rather - small potatoes." " On, ma!" said Miss McStinger, rush ing in to her ma "ma, what a twelve dozen creature our washerwoman is!" "Indeed, is she? And what's that, my dear?" quoth the admiring mamma. " Why, don't you know that twelve dozen is a gross," replied the astonished miss, "and a gross is very coarse?" " Yes, of course. What a lovely thing education is, my child!" It has been well said that the value of a gilt does not depend on its price. Love or friendship hallows the slightest taken, and when the idol of your heart is ex pecting a holiday present of a diamond ring, and you give her instead a twenty five cent cake of soap, it is worth at least twice that sum to see the angelic look of resignation that settles upon her beauti ful face. Brooklyn Argu. Qt EKN Victoria, on a recent occasion, was paying a visit to a great noble and official." When the hour of her departure arrived her host observed that the car riage was at the door and the train wait ing. Somebody, however, observed that Brown, her confidential servant, was not there. " Oh," said the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, " we must wait for him. I suppose be is finishing his morn ing pipe!" I)k. Peters, of Hamilton College, has discovered twenty asteroids in all. What disposition the doctor intends to make of these asteroids when he dies we know not; but no doubt he will bequeath them to some charitable institution. Some people may not be able to see the neces sity of discovering asteroids; but he who finds one of those things deserves a monument three stories higher than he who walkssix hundred miles in five days. A'arrittown (I'a.) Herald. There is danger lest the fashion of shooting burglars on the spot will be cur ried too far. The alleged chicken-thief who was shot dead while hovering about a ciMip in New York the other night made an ante-mortem statement to the elfert that he was not in the act of steal ing ut all, but he was there hunting after his employer's pigs and cows. The ab surdity of hunting after pigs and cows in a hencoop is ttppurent, but it would be well nevertheless for burglar-shooters to first he sure they are right ami then go ahead. Strange Preservation ot a Corpse. I.v the town of Klizaville, Fleming County, Ky , is an old piivate burial place, where the dead of several private tamilies are deposited. About twenty years ago Daniel Fickliu whose name bears with it pleasant memories of the past was buried at this place, and just alter him his daughter Lizzie, aged about four years, died and was buried by bis side. Several years ago Mrs. Lucy P. Hogers, daughter of Mr. Ficklin anil wile of Klder John L. Kogcrs, died and her dust was deposited with that of her husband. Iter infant child died about three weeks after its mother, and was buried in a me tallic coltin in the same grave. Last 8 it unlay, at the instance of Charles L. r'U ktiu, ot Memphis, son of Daniel Fick- a l . ihe remains of tiie above-mentioned l-ersous were disinterred, with a view to their removal to the remrtery al Flcm ingsbiirsr. Kach corpse has resolved into its native dust with the exception of the infant buried seventeen years ago. That was in a state of perfert preserva tion. Lvcn tl' color of the eyes could be distinguished ; the hair black and long; the fare did not, have the pallor of deal h, but had a bright fleshy color. A small gold pin fastened i's burial sliroa.il around the neck. The rlothes in which the infant was dressed resembled white wax-work and the whole appearance of the eonise was so natural as scarcely to brar the features of death, while of its mother nothing remains but the decay ing bones. Marvels t-f Chinese Itrntislrj. Hoaming in quest of novelty through that mine of marvels, a Chinese rily, we were a witness the other day of a strange but not unromnion scene. VVe hud halted in front ol the stall of a street-npotheeary, surgeon a 3d general practitioner, anil were turning over with our eyes his stock of simples, dragons'-teeth, tincrs'-elaws and like drugs ucd as ingrudicnts in the native phurinaropiria, when along came a man, holding his hand up to his jaw and apparently in great pain. He sat down by the doctor and explained to him that he was suffering with the t'tothache, to get rid of which he would like to have his tooth removed. The doctor opened his patient's mouth and insperted the aching tooth: then he took a small phial from his stork of medicines, and into the palm of his hand he shook a tew scruples of a pink-colored powder. He next licked his finger and dipped it into the powder, and inserting litis into the man's mouth rubbed it on the arhing tooth and gum. lie repeated this three or four times, aud then concluded by turning the patient's head upside down; when, to the no small astonishment of many of the bystanders, among whom was appar ently the man hiniselt, the tooth dropped out and fell on the ground. The doctor then asked him if he had felt any pain, to which he replied that he had not, and the payment of a small fee brought the seance to a close. At our application the tooth was picked up and very civilly exhibited to us by the owner himself, and was evidently fresh from a human jaw, though there had not been the slightest effusion ot blood from the mouth. The thought had naturally sug gested itself to us that the w hole thing was a hoax and that the patient was an accomplice; but if so the doctor was no novice at slciirlit-of-uand, and the ex pression of astonishment on the ether man's face when he found bis tooth gone was as perfect a specimen of histrionic emotion as has ever been our lot to be hold. That night we had visions of a. large establishment in Urgent street with an enormous placard announring ' Painless Dentistry" over the door, and crowds of dukes and duchesses mounting and de scending our stairs to have their teeth extracted by some mysterious process imported from China and known to our selves alone. Next day we proceeded to rummage through our Chinese medical library and see what we could hunt tip on the subject of dentistry. The result 6f this search we generously offer to our readers, thus perhaps sacrificing the chanre of securing a colossal fortune. In the "New Collection of Tried Pre scriptions," a sort of domestic medicine Tttiblished for the use of families in cases of emergency wuen no pnysictan is at hand, we find the following remarks: Method por Extracting Aciiinu Teeth. A tooth ought uot to he tnken oat, for by so doin lhr-tvtu.-tiutii tt-eth will his loosened. If thepHin iw very aeute aud interferes with eating or drink ing, then the tootU may be extracted: otherwise it .houtd be left. Take a lirenm about ten ouueet in weight, rip it open nml insert one-teuth of hd ounce of powdered arvenic. Then new up the body and hantt it up in the wind, where i! is not exposed to the puu or aet-eei-ilile to cats and rat. After being than nun:; for .even days a kind of hiNtr-1'ro.t will have formed upon tiie scales of the nVh. Preserve this, nsiu for each tinith about as much at covers one scale. When re quired, spread it on a piece of any kind ol plns ter. pres- it with the finger ou to the aching place aud let it stick there. Then let the putieut cou-h and the tooth will full out of it se IT. Tk's prescription iiaa been tested by Dr. Wang. Another Mktiiop. Take a head of garlic and ponud it up to a pulp. Mix it thoroughly with oue or two cnnilareeiis' weight ofwhite dragon's bones, and applv U to the sutlering p-irt. In a little w hile the tooth will drop out. It will be noticed that the above pre scriptions are neither without one or other of two characteristics always to be found in the composition of Chinese remedies. In the first recipe the ingre dients are simple enough, and nil that is required is time, sevrn days being neces sary for its preparation. Now as it. is very unlikely that anyone would collect the "hoar-frost" deposit from the scales of a bream stuffed with arsenic in an ticipation of a future toothache, and as he would probably have got well long before the expiration of the seven days it he set to work to make his medicine only when the tooth begun to ache, the genius of the physician and the efficacy of his recipe are alike secure from at tack. In the second case, the very ex istence of one of the drugs mentioned is, to say the least, apocryphal ; and al though such can be purchased at the shops of native druggists, any complaint on the part of a duped patient would be met by the simple answer that the white dragon's bones he bought could uot pos sibly have been genuine. CtUstiul Em pire. " Bumping." Another good old English custom has just received a sudden check wllas the reader ever heard 01 " Dumping, in tne Brilish sense? Every year the Mayors and vestrymen of many of the boroughs perform a ceremony called " beating the bounds" thereof that is, they march around its frontier-line in stately proces sion, followed by a frisky crowd ot the borough-folk. The luckless wight who chances to be crossing this frontier-line in sight o! the cvrtete is coolly seized, taken by the legs and arms anil bumped against the nearest post. So happened it with one David Wilton, a sexagena rian farmer, who mounted in his wagon, as crossing a bridge which spanned the river that skirts the flourishing borough of Maidenhead. But David Wilton was strangely obtuse to the beauty of old traditions, and, after the iiupoctic mod ern fashion, looked upon his humping in a financial aspect. He sued the rustic priests of custom for assault, and was forthwith frowned upon by the 'squires. Even justire, however, was tainted with the revolutionary spirit. An iconoclastic jury found the bumpers guilty, and an ureverent Judge com pelled the ten jMiiinds demanded by the outraged Wilton to be paid. Bumping, alter this, is very likely to goottt of fash ion; for, iu the struggle between the Briton's veneration of antiquities and his love of his guineas, the latter has latterly the habit of winning. The cus tom lias long since outlived its use. Formerly it was the practice to lead out the Itoys of the charity-schools, and, as each post indicating Ihe bouudary was reached, to bump a boy, and so on until each and every heir of the future bad fidt the force of 'metes and bounds. There was sense in this, for the boys, with this experience, were not likely to forget the exact limits of their native borough. So, in al ter years, in a case of disputed limbs, they might feelingly testify to t t-ii-cise landmarks. This wasgiven up 1- as barbarous; vet it is thought a pioper irolic to shake an obi farmers lite nearly out of him meraly as an echo to the b.iy-huntping of a century ago, uud to keep alive '' ihe good "hi limesot yore.' Ai'M-m "nun. Concerning Bears, In an interesting paper on our shaggy friends, the bears, William E. Simmons, Jr., gives us some useful information. The bear family (Ursidte) is found all over the earth's surface exrept in Africa anil Australia. Regarding the existenee of the bear in Africa, there has long been a difference of opinion. Although allud ed to by several classical writers, the opinion that it does not exist is held by naturalists generally, and may reasona bly be entertained until controverted by Ute finding of a specimen. The general characteristics of the bear are the rough, shaggy coat, the massivenrss of the hinder parts, the guit and the habit of erecting the body upon the hind feet when attarked. The feet are armed with long, sharp claws, capable of inflicting terrible wounds. The bear is both car nivorous and vegetarian. It is a gregari ous animal, extremely sociable and sub ject Ua-strong attachments. It is a good swimmer and an excellent climber. It is a harmless animal when undisturbed, but a formidable antagonist when at tacked. In combat it will ward oft' the heavies! blows, rears upon its hind feet, strikes powerf ully with its paws, endeav ors to bus its adversary to death, and in flicts fearful wounds with the claws of its hind feet. Although ferocious when aroused, bruin can be made the most amusing and affectionate of pets. J hir ing the autumn he liecomes fat, and about the end of October ceases feeding for the year. The stomach then contracts into a very small space, and the bear keeps his den in a dull, lethargic condi tion until April. During this period he gains a new skin upon the hulls of his feet, and the female brings forth her young. The newly born cubs are scarcely larger than pup pies. The grizzly hear 0 ru horribili or IT. peror) is of a mixed brownish and steely-gray coat, great size, massive pro portions and ferocious aspect. He has a great broad head, small, cruel brown eye, pointed muzzle and powerful jaws which display a set of alarming teeth. His limbs indicate enormous strength, and are each armed with five-pointed claws, from four to five inches long. His tail is hidden by his cout. One of his most striking peculiarities is his sham bling gait. His fore-limbs go in a canter, his head sways from side to side, and the rest of his body slides along upon the soles of his hind feet. The grizzly is the largest member of the bear family, a lull grown male being from eight and a half to nine feet long, with equal girth. His average weight is 800 pounds. His haunts are the Rocky Mountains and the plains eastward. His principal food is rlesh, but fruits and other vegetable sub stances also form a part of his diet. 1 he grizzly is the most ferocious and terrible of all American animals. He exercises absolute terrorism over every livin creature that comes in his way. Even Ute hungry wolf will flee at the sight of his track and no animal will venture to touch a deer that has been killed and left by him. His strength is such that one blow from his paw has been known to remove the entire scalp from a man's head. So tenacious of life is the grizzly that, unless shot through the heart or brain, his body may be riddled with bul lets without fatal effect. The black bear (Urtit Amerieanu) has a glossy, black coat, the hairs being much shorter than those of the grizzly. The muzzle is longer and narrower in propor tion s4 th size. -osui. His -Kasha are less massive and proportionately larger, the claws shorter and more crooked. His eyes are larger, and pre sent rather a mild and good-humored as pect. When connued in a cnehe shows a disposition to be sociable, puts his nose through the bars and takes fragments ot cake or other delicacies from the chil dren. Vegetables constitute bis princi pal food, he is a noted depredator on maize and melon fields, and honey is bis delight. The black bear is common all over the eastern districts of the United States from Maine to Florida, and over a large portion of the Western territory. The young are brought forth during hibernation in January or February. The black bear is much hunted for its skin, and the fat which constitutes the esteemed bears' grease of commerce. Its flesh forms a good article of food, re-! sentbiing pork. The cinnamon bear is a variety of the black bear, differing in color. It fs found in California, and generally west of the Uot ky Mountains. The Malayan brar is one of the smallest of the Lrsidie family, being about four feet sis iaches long. Its color is deep bluck, with a yellowish muzzle, and a white spot on the breast. The neck is shorter and thicker than in other species. It is easily tamed, and becomes extreme ly docile. The spectacled bear (Urn errutu), inhabiting the Cordilleras of South America, displays all the features of the Malayan spe cies. The brown bear (Urni Arrtti) is the most widely distributed of the species. It is found through Europe and Northern Asia. In size it is superior to the black, but inferior to the polar bear. The lengllt is generally from about five to five and a half feet, and the weight oOO to oOO pounds. The Scandinavians say that this bear " has the strength of ten men and the sense of twelve." They have also a superstitious reverence for it, nnd habitually avoid saying "the bear," substituting such appellations as the "old man with the fur cloak," the "disturber," the " dog of God," etc. Kc ligious ceremonies follow the killing of a brown bear, the head being decorated with trinkets and placed upon a blanket. The cunning of the brown bear is re markable. When the circle of fire ob structs his path he immerses himself in the nearest stream, returns and rolls his body on the brands until the Humes are smoVhered, when he will attack the sleeper. The Asiatio or sloth bear Vnut Uibiiittt) is distinguished lrom other bears by the length and flexibility of its lips, and the peculiar manner in which the fore-feet cross each oilier in walking. The hair, whieh is bluck, hangs from the head and neck down over tue face. It is an inhabitant of the Himalayas, where it remains in caves, and performs its ram bles by night. In the polar bear the bear family possesses an aquatic mem ber. It is inferior in size only to the grizzly, nnd is scarcely second to him in strength and ferocity. Itscolor issilvery white, tinged with yellow. The neck is long, the head small and pointed. The foot is also longer, and the sole is covered with thick fur. The claws, which are black, are slightly curved. The Polar bear is necessarily carnivorous, but when ruptured will subsist on vegetable diet. It lives on fish and seals, and will or rasionally capture a walrus. Its move ments are remarkably 'quick, uud its mode of capture evidences much sugar ity. When the Polar wishes to eatch a basking seal he swims in that direction under the water, occasionally putting out his nose to catch a breath. The seal b-;ing flanked on his only side of safely f ills an easy prey. The mother will al ways die before leaving her cubs in danger, and if they are killed first makes a most affecting display of grief. Scat tered throughout Europe are the remains of extinct bears, usually found in caves, from which fact they arc said to belong to the rave bear. In the distribution of bears the grizzly is restricted to the Roc ky Mountains and adjacent plains; while the bluck bear takes its place in other parts of the North American con tinent, except in the extreme northeast. The Malayan bear is found ou the archipeliivo" that hears its nam", the southern part of Asia, and even South CITIZEN. America. Thr brown brar holds undis puted sway of Europe, of Asia north of the Himalayas, and probably extends even to the northwestern part of North America. - In marked contrast with this wide range we find the sloth bear, con fined to the Himahryus, and Polar bear, to the Arctic Ocean. 1't'puhir Science Monthly for January. Two Missouri Boys Found After an Absence of Five ears. It will be remembered by ruany that five years ago the 12lh day of next June one Sunday afternoon Henry Green, better known as Henry Wilkerson, a boy of fourteen years, who had been adopted by Ralph Wilkerson, and little Frank Wardell, aged eleven years, son of Will iam Wardcll, who resides about a mile and a half southeast of this place, re ceived permission from Mrs. Wardell to go into the woods, from whence they were to go after the cows. The cows came up at the usual time but the boys did not return and from that time until last Saturday evening not the least trace of them could ever be found although nearly everyone in the vicinity turned out and a most thorough search was made in all directions, the woods being scoured and tue streams closely ex amined. Mr. Wardell also searched throueh Illinois and Canada, where he had formerly lived, but could find no trace 01 them whatever. - - -- They finally gave them up as dead, and have so mourned them for more than four years; but on Saturday evening last Mr. II. B. Fales, of this place, received a letter from young Wilkerson, dated at Chillicothe, asking if his foster-father still lived here. He mentioned young Wardell but did not state whether he was dead or alive. Mr. Fales im mediately showed the letter to Mr. Wardell, who started for Chillicothe on Monday morning, where he arrived in due time, and after diligent inquiry learned that Wilkerson was at work on a farm about four miles from there. He immediately repaired to the place and found Wilkerson, who informed him that his own Bon, Frank, was alive and well, living twelve or fourteen miles from there, near Dawn. He set out and after traveling on foot nearly all night found him, and with him returned to this place on Tuesday last, where his mother and friends were anxiously waiting be tween hope and fear for his return. Upon an interview with Frank he in forms us that they started out with the idea of being men and becoming rich. They calmly and deliberately laid their nlans before starting, and it is astonish ing with what success they met. Two" poorly clothed (they having left all their clothes at home), bare-footed bays, aged eleven and fourteen years, started oat five years ago, with very little money, eluded the most thorough search, and have successfully taken care of them selves ever since! They at occe changed the!' names to George and Charlie McCartney, and started easterly, keeping the Hannibal & St. Jo. Railroad in view. 'Ihey traveled nearly all night, and rested near Hamilton on Monday morning, where they bought crackers and cheese, and, resuming tneir journey, arrived at Utica, about ten miles from Chillicothe, on that evening. They immediately applied to a Mr. Hiram Brown for work, telling him they were brothers, and had no rela tives except a young sister in Minnesota, living with an aunt. I pon being told by Mr. B. that he did not want any help the tears started from their eyes, and that tlecidcd their fate, for Mr B. took them in and kept them over night, and next morning struck a bargain with them. They remained with him about ten months, and have since worked at various places in that section, going to school part of the time, and huve never been twenty miles from their first stopping-place, or over fifty miles from hero. They enjoyed good health all the time, and often thought they would like to re turn to their homes, but were determined to wait until they could return men, grown nnd wealthy. Mr. Wilkerson, Henry's foster-father, moved from this place two or three years ugo, and has since died. Henry still re mains near Chillicothe. Cameron (Mo.) Otmerver. Dangerous Flay. The accidents that have frequently happened and the warnings that news papers give constantly seem never to im press some people with the fact that leopards and their kind have claws, and under certain circumstances are apt to use them. It was not long ago that the Ifernld announced the terrible tearing of the hand of a young man at the Central Park menagerie, while petting a lion against the advice of one of the keepers, and yesterday another accident, similar, except that the animal that inflicted the injury was a black Java leopard, in stead of a lion, is to be re corded. At Burnum's Hinpodrome, and near the entrance, going in from Madison avenue, stands the cage that holds the performing animals, con sisting of a lion and a lioness, a Brazilian tiger, a spotted leopard and the black Java leopard mentioned above. Yester day afternoon a young man who had been intently watching the man who takes care of the animals patting the black leopard concluded that he would undertake the same pleasant duty. Waiting until the keeper had turned his back he crept under the iron bar and thrust his hand in the cage. It came out, however, quicker than it went in, and in the most deplorable condition, being nearly torn off by the claws of the infuriated brute. This little feat, how ever, did not satisfy the animal. She began to storm up and down the cage, and terribly excited the rest of the animals that were confined with her, and, finally, in one of her desperate efforts, she severed some of the wire lacings that are put against the bars to ctmfine her more securely, and in the next moment she stood free in the promenade. Her long, black, lithe body, gliding around with as little noise as a serpent would make, was soon noticed by the other ani mals, and then the opera commenced. Dan and Pomp, the two gruat African lions, opened first their bass voices, and were soon followed in concert by the howl of the hyena and the bellowing of the saerrd bull and water buffalo. Every animal in the place, it seemed, took a hand in the frolic, and finally a hand in was taken by the keeper of the leopard. She, however, did not seam so tractable as usual, and showed tight, and might have made it rather ugly for the keeper had not au unexpected appearance been put in at that moment by Master Jack, the bull-terrier dog, whose countenance is familiar to ait who visit the Hippo drome. The dog at once made a dash for the leopard and seized him by the throat, and though the struggle was a fearful one. Jack managed to retain his hold until the animal was secured. The keeper was cut about the hands in the struggle, but not badly injured, and it is a lucky thing, perhaps, that no perform ance was going on at the time. N. Y. JJentd, Dec. HI. The editor of a journal in New York tints appeals to the better nature of his delinquent subscribers: " To all those who are iu arrears one year or more, who will come forward and pay up, we will give them a first-class obituary notice liralis iu case it kills tat-ni." f)iir Qotjz atd (irLk. LI 1 TLB J I MM IB. In hi little chjimber cie-y. With bis cheeks o round and rosy. Thinking not of cjire or wc'iiinir. Litile .litnniie's soundly sleeping. Listening only to tin- singing Of the birds his drcatns'are bringing. He's a cunning little fellow. With his hair of glistening yellow. And a month as sweet mill ro-y As the rose, bis favorite posy; Bnt no garden llower. the tallest, llarea compare with him, our smallest. When comes floating, merry laughter. Vol! may know he follows after. If yon hear a clear voice ringing. You may know that be is singing: Hut be sun- if you hear a sighing -That he's uot the child " a-crying." He's a sunbeam all the daytime. He's the life of every playtime. When the stars their watrh are keeping. He's a ehernb sweetly sleeping. He makes all tilings bright about him Oh, we couldn't do without him! Kunil .Vtu i'ockrr. THE L10S OF BUTTER. BY SIRS. C.EORTJE L. AUSTIN. It used to he the custom of the old Venetian Senators, as it is now, to spend the warm season of the year at their country seats, generally located in the interior and near the foot of the Asolani Hills. Their country-seats, or villas, as they were generally termed, were among the most delightful places on earth. The grounds were laid out broad and ample, and there was no limit to fruit and shade trees and the abundance of rare flowers. The houses were usually built low, with flat roofs and verandas all round, large rooms and windows al ways kept open. The song of birds, the hum of bees, the rippling of waters such were the charms which allured to these abodes. Not far from Possagno was a villa owned by the Senator Giovanni Falier. For its natural beauty and wealth of adornment it was unsurpassed by any other similar place. Its possessor was a man of riches, a nobleman by birth, and a great lover and patron of the arts. Hither he used to come, together with his family, to seek that quiet and com fort which the noisy and bustling life of the city did not afford. One "day it happened that a great feast was to be given at the Villa Falier. In vitations to be present had been sent out to the various friends and relatives of the family and vast preparations had been making for a long time to insure full success and pleasantness to the affair. When the Senator planned an entertain ment of this kind neither pains nor money were spared in rendering it of the highest order. The servants, too, of whom there were many at the villa, understood the re quirements equally as well as their mas ter. A long experience had taught them what they might expect in case they were the least negligent or careless about their duty. The day appointed for the feast dawned at length. Victuals of all sorts were brought out from tkeir long hiding places in the cellar. A few hours before it was time for the guests to assemble at the table one of the servants rushed into the kitchen with his arms extended and looking as pale as death. "Pietro! I'ietro!" he exclaimed, " do come into the dining-room and see what is wanting." , . The two servants-, followed by half a dozen others, wended their way thither. Pietro glared his eye hurriedly over the table, and then said : " You are mad, Battista. Nothing is wanting." " But I say there is," continued Bat tista, in a loud voice. " Where are the ornaments?" ' Santa Maria!" exclaimed all the fel lows at once. " And we must supply them in quick haste, or else we shall all have to quit before sundowa," said Pietro. " But, Pietro," continued Batt ista, " it is impossible. Signor the Senator requires something very nice, and I declare we cannot provide it. Everything for the palate and nothing for the rye." " It shall be done," said I'ietro, stamp ing his foot. " Who will do it?" inquired his associ ate. " Yes: who will do if ?" ajuerird ail "Pasino, the aged Pasino, if we ask him. He is a good-natured old man uud will do anything for anybody." " But Pasino is no fool," replied Battista, " and whatever he does costs money. Santa- Maria! and we haven't got that." J t was finally agreed that i'ietro and Battista should go and lay the matter be fore Pasino. Pasino was an aired stone cutter, who at this very moment was at work on the further side or the villa, lie had seen many troubles and had left many years behind him. For ail that, he was a good-natured old soul, full of fun, and always ready lo grant any fnvor that lay in his power. His honesty, humor, and a deep sense of right had won for him the love and respect of the Senator and his family, for whom he was oftentimes engaged to perform important services. As soon as Pasino observed the two servants running toward him with all speed he dropped his mallet and chisel, wondering what it all meant. "Pasino! Pasino!" shouted Pietro, when they had come within hearing. "Come quick, come quick! We are in trouble." " May the good God get you out of it, then," replied Pasino. "And what U the matter, pray?" "Oh! the grat dinner, you know. The food is ready and the guests have route. It larks only two hours before they will sit down to eat. But there's no orna ment for the table?" " You are fools, then, not to have thought of that. Do you not kuow the Senator by this time?" " But we forgot," said Battista. sadly. " Bad, bad, and a good lesson for you all. What are yon going lodo about it';" queried the agrd stone-cutter. - VVe do not kuow what to do," replied Pietro. " We have come to ask your as sistance." "And I can do nothing." said Pasino. " I am nn old man and nrrd time lor to such things. You ill have do the work yourselves." " Santa Maria!" sighed the sei vanls. Just then a smsll boy ram'e tripping up to thr srene. His name was Antouio, and Pasino was his grandfather. " What's the trouble now?" he asked of his grandfather, who had returned to his work. "It's dreadful, Tonin!" said liattista. " We have 110 ornament for the table. It's a bad srrapr. anil your grandfather won't hrlp us out of it. ' " I'll do it," replied Tonfci " Go bark to vour play, boy!" said Pa sino. " You are'only a boy, and cannot do the work of a man " " But I'll try. W ho knows but that it will come out'all right?" The servants were delighted at hearing these words, and seizing hold of the boy's hand they led him off' to the house. After they had arrived Antonio threw ai-ide his coat and rolled up his shirt sleeves. Then, washing his bunds rlran and white, he told them to furnish him with butter enough to make a good sizes! statue. "What does the boy mean?" exclaimed one of the domestics. " He means what he says, and don t ( you bother him with your foolish ques tions," replied Pietro, with a very self sat islicd air. The butter was brought and laid or. the tble. Antonio, taking up a sum II casc-knif'j, began to cut into it and lo shape it as he lliou-jltl best, f-oon a head appeared not a hitman bead, but the head of sme animal. There were the eyes as plain as could be, the mouth, the nose and Ihe ears. Thru there was something that, looked like a mane. Next came the body, with strong, muscular legs rolled up beneath it; and finally there was a long tail with a smull tuft ou the end. "A lion, as true as day!" shouted Battif.ta. " Docs it look like one ?" asked the boy. " For all the world, and a great artist could not have done better," said I'ietro. Antonio was satisfied, and after wash ing his hands again and putting on his coat he hurried back to the orchard. When the guests assembled at dinner every eye was turned toward the orna ment which graced the center of the table. The like they had never seen be fore and they wondered who it was that bad produced such a novel embellish ment. " A lion of butter!" exclaimed one. "And how perfect!" said unotlier. "What a strange idea!" said another. "And whose work is it, Senatol Falier?" inquired a fourth. " I know not," replied the Senator. It was a cause for universal amaze ment. No one was willing to eat before the name of the artist was divulged. The servants were ordered in and ques tioned about the affair. "Antonio did it," replied Pietro. "Tonin! the little Tonin!" shouted the Senator. " Bring him here at onre." The summons was obeyed. The boy came in, looking half-frightened, as if in expectation of receiving a thrashing for his conduct. Ah! no. Such was not the reward that awaited him. On tbe contrary he was petted and caressed by all the company, and was made to sit down to the table as one of the invited guests. The ati'uir was explained satisfactorily to the Senator, and he complimented his servants for their good fortune in having thus afforded pleasure to his guests. This event proved of the highest im portance to Antonio. Thenceforth be was treated as one of the family by the Venetian Senator, who, noticing in him a genius for art, put him under the in struction of good masters and became his patron. At this time Antonio was scarcely twelve years of age. He was determined to live and die a great man. He chose sculpture as his profession and as a student he went to Venire. There he studied long and faithfully, working from early morning till late at night. From thence he went to Rome, where he established a permanent residence. By this time his name had become famous o-er all Europe. His works, beautiful nnd costly, were sought after far and wide, and by a constant applica tion to duty he amassed a large fortune. He was one of the noblest and best of men. He cured little" for wcallh ad was very charitable to tbe poor. I't possessed a warm heart, a lofty soul, an intelligent mind and an honesty and sense of justice which nothing could de stroy. At the time of his death, in 1822, and at the age of sixty five he was honored 07 all the ' crowned heads of Europe, and his name was enrolled on the golden book of the capital as the Marquis 01 Tscbia. Posterity will always remember him as Antonio Canova, the prince of modern sculptors. JVT. I'. In dependent. Little TrnthfuT. You've all read " Grimm's Fairy Tales," or, if not, you'll be pretty sure to read "them before you are much older. They are the production of two German brothers, who know well how to delight young iolk. Jack heard the pretty scboolma'am one day repeat to her out doorlass a pretty story that old Jacob Grimm, the Tjrolher who put these sto ries in altook, tells about one of his lit tle readers. He was told one fine morning tuat a liuiu girl wished to see bin :n his reception-room, as she had something to say to 41 Herr Professor." Stepping down to the room he found a little miss, looking very grave aud very wise. " Is it thou," she said, " who hast writ ten these fine fairy tales?" " Yes, my dear; my brother and 1 have written them." "Then the tale of the clever little tailor is thine; and it says at the end that he who will not believe it must pay a thaler (a German dollar)." " Yes, I have written that, too." " Well, sir, I do not believe it." " Ah!" "Here, sir, is a quarter of a thaler It is all I have now, but I will call and ieave the rest at some other time." The kind old man laughed, and de clined the quarter thaler. He ottered, however, to see the honest little one home, and I have no doubt that the twe became in time the best of friends. " Jack-in-tiie-Pulpit," in Ut. Xicttola. A Fine-Looking Couple. Tuey took seats in the first row of the dress circle. People that saw them come in remarked that it was a remarkably line-looking couple. He looketl so ex quisite. She was so sweet. His eye glasses sat upon his nose with such an elegaut straddle. Her hat sut upon her head with a perfect rakish air. Could anything be more beautiful? Once com fortably seated the following conversa tion ensued at short intervals: bhe 1 think operas perfectly splendid ; don't you. Gus? He Y-a-s. She Isn't the streets just awful? He Y-a-s awful. She Don't you think Mr. N.'s mus tache is really stunning, now? lie Y-a-s. She Over yonder is Miss Merrymaid with Col. Sleedblood. 1 wonder if such an elegant fellow would be foolish enough to throw himself away on that chit? He Nevab. She Isn't her cloak perfectly horri ble? He Ah, howable. She She ain't a bit handsome. He No-ah, not a bit. Shethere ain't the least possiblo stvle about her; do you think there is? lit Not the least. She 1 wonder what Lttcy Lukewarm will wear ut Mrs. Tomfool's party to morrow night. She shows such bad tasle in colors; don't you think so? He A h vew y . She There goes the curtain. AVhat's the ooera, Gus? He Now, weally, I don't know. She Who is the" prima donna? ' He Ah 'pou me soul. I have forgot. ftSht Seems to me I heard pa say it was Kistori. He Yas Wistowah. She I know it'll be a fenrful bore. He Yas a bore. Cincinnati UtlZftte. Housekeepers and millers are often annoyed with weevils breeding in Hour in hoi weather, and frequently also in winter. They are the product of an in sect which lays its eggs between the staves of the barrel and the meshes of muslin sacks. Paper sacks will exclude them completely, as they cannot be pen etrated by insects to lay their eggs through them. Weevils are more annoy ing tlian intttrious and can easily be sit t tdout. Still many housekeepers throw away flour infested by thrm. To avoid this 'loss it is only necessary to Keep Hour stored in papci sark-, especially in hot weal her. 1'ra trie Fa rim r. Ai,t, rv..wnt ive "Mix half a liint of alrohol, the same quantity of spirits ot turpentine, anu i uuiiirs ,.in- phor. Keep 111 a stone uotiie aim miurc before using. Thr rlulhs or furs are to be wrapped in linen, and rrtimplrd-up pieces of blotting paper dipped iu the i;,.;.l 1 t., 1,0 nlocf-d in the box with them, so that it smells strongly. 'I l is' requires reuewine once a year.