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with thy God. m S tlh lr Idom high uplifted, ithuLmost deeply giftd, ý . 1w Otin l shool, s. l it Go bath oonseerated QýhIe1 .y rafme patriar.h's tent hathU waited. W S a gn had no seuch guest. h never wets the !inty mountain. are. rinrge tm nsmall desert foun Ir a in nds the sea , stately oak the f-erratlte dwelleth, Svlt low, whose sweetness telleth asseen neighbo rood. - u--e eaPr ewung by the prpud hand of merit, l avewitbB flreabLorre, e4'oow Inherit lowliness sa entle radiane hovers. e J unqoneotcinT grate, S d e! on it l a evermore disoovers Go s+ds, eIdnt ntettent lu an honor, ilien gM Q eekness nowa lst lly war she goes. S e strait sate of life she passes. e nra. Mer linked palms. come Sterfair to areet. L.;. M~1 w ~t nheir eyes upon her going.s S i rd et rrm .annoyt Sher aot heart with overftowinl#s ,: yrql~ , Iss elecst )or. . Ohv iur Ioves her, for she wars the vesture hih uIe walkt on earth MiU un *h her ohld. lke glante, and step and 3 MIawter heavenly birth. tr 3IW behnlde RHl leal of glory graven SOnl whruom He redeem.. d5l.1-er sown briaht city. crystal paven. Oa trv brow it gleams. Shite Tobed estate. the throne stars sing* 411U s`at nu meekly war sotr )p.c1l0 praise wells up from hearts -_ tor , *on..-r at ever the oamoe there. OLIO NO. 7. "A Legend" and "Moly aswn." i "iii, M. S, WIITAKIan, AUTHOR or ALRaIT V RAsTINOe. A LEGEND. The peculiar sweetness and purity of Adeo - 1Aide Proctor's poems we may well liken to t the phaold translucence and warbling Iow of t amse gentle streamlet, rippling over white e pebbles, while odorous tiowers besprinkle its b.nks. Her "Legend of Provence" combines the above named qualities with a mournful pathos and moral grandeur truly admirable. *. OB as found higher employment for her ge1 faculties than the elimination of * love ditties, or the incongruous and ...oted sentimentality often embodied in '"eo; ms," more especially when these owe clue birth to lady poets. Therl te nothlog pretentious in the opening et her "Legend." Only a dark picture in a dia, religious room awakens curlosity and invites investigation. There was deep sor row tI itssaddened face; it was the eemblanoe f a nun. emnbrandt would have gloated over that sombre image, with pale, thin . folded meekly aeross the bosom, soft, ayes, shadowy and profound, with al.ghtly oempressed, yet subdued lips, and _mhead oalm, though stamped with the seal of sultering. That face was hers to whom the ~- ed prtalns. In itself sad, yet doubly so through thegraceof the narrator, who, insoft, owlmg verse, filled with all a woman's true slaets, interests us deeply, sending a thrill throgh our hearts such as poets unly can .w..r The original, she tells us, was a grtl, the convent's obhild, fair Angels, wenMtlese youth found in the afl·r U lste all she had ever known of hu loA loTr and care. Blthre a ano timet wh halr as iooht soonltomId oa u to reas rbertions of te-ihsn s bello woar tkora lous objr eer .. wrP shaien bw the ro ig ofee, S so sh ha er and an o weet.d. o rme ro adin sourldle th so their drinr comratdc, and the e and, ge the .a her young life ouldht no ed t tremblna Ooasters, ora'ed their Be rode ame a tme whe w r shook histhere E~tter didt bher dutye; when the convent a tomedi only to reverberations of rt weorshaken by the roar o cannmore d oo on te of theh roe erroune de K ski~p hurt, and to yranspired. a ere Sa~ lsht came straggling soldiers with their ned hdne omrad~e and the band, enu. -lding, yet thugh they might com. Summoned the trembling sisters, craved their Thea rode away and left the wounded there." Every sister did her duty, and there was more than work for all. The elder and more .perIeoned took charge of such as were des a otely hurt, and to youngaer hands were animationd les dangerously wounded h men. and desandsome avalier among the s fet the care ofa the blooming A e l. -s an oldTle al aendt often told." She prayed beside him, watched his troubletd noted his lighterdst want; an, when re- r Sanimatiou lighted his eye, and health nto lush his cheek, andhe told devim convnt wt orand descanted on-t " lorious p omp sublimed v 1. . the chapet shone in toter time: her e shner, hadtmented ogd and colors bright, ise d bow ms ny tapers gave the light; e in minute de all went on to say Xwh high atars looked on Ohristmas day. Thk isue mand shepherds all in red a bright star or jewels overhead." be in turn discoursed of tilts and tourna mets, of ladles' favor and knights' devotion. .t world and of love. No laonger could the bar yrie she had tasted of the fatal dranught; she wsipped the wouanded soldier.or SI a went on hlah sthe coas vent gate aedcensol arn. Who dunt go forth so late?inrd tra loon e ior with she treaed aer oo t shrmouded fur~p anssed and ledstitution, tsobeAbed and re youth and apoa waling b.e S tohend mo the erfumed hawch hadorn The sequel maybe readly inferred: ep th saw each day and hour more worthless m eaatfor which she crst away her own; Shsoul learnt through bitteret inwarde Thee frail love for which she wrecked Theerei V eaarth fort which she bartered Abered lon years of misery and destitution, the altered Angels, reft of youth and hapol .ess, but sincerely repentant, turned her toward that gnray old cloister which had EI hee youth. The somee o ther rece-st l there Is both touching and graphic. She ° .emtemd a sister, who spoke thus: one Baw lts to da myerr-God has none lman's fcr tvemy s maf tan true and snwee, wet e ~ktoo w. to cl d i th orse cmswete The ,ems a Ldhdde w~tr harve mince *ttmnAe We statmer e l p a U t h e contain much not only oleasn t he echolar and general reader of god te, but beautiul lessons In morality, refinement and chastened entiment, m ore partcularly ad- - vantageous to youth of her own se. MOLLY DAWN. The later-day novelist of course wishes in the first place for popularity. His or her aim is not so much to appease sound crltics andi thinking people in general as to amuse idlers, give unreal views of life-transmute some b brainless butterfly into a heroine, and after t havin lrendered an unwomanly and affected ii girlty tireome and disgus , pro i forooth to crown her the heroine of an 11- a concelved and incongruous tale. . Our introductory remark was, we admit, ~ rather sweeping, though we intend its appli cation partiularly to the work before us. s In the first place, we are introduced to this t Molly awn, evidently intended to command our admiration, as every creature who ap proaches her Is ca.ht in her toils and hbowes submisslvely to all her unmeaning whims I and wearing eccentricities. Pa after page ismercilesly given to this sort of illustra- t on. It we credit the narrator, her sole and cunningly executed task was to win lovers, t d themln her chains pnd then express the f mosI Lnnocent surprise tat any one of these t should have dreamed she loved him. It 1is strange that "Teddy" should have alung to I ber as he did, with the evidence before his eyes that she was either brainless or heart. es, furnished by her own reprehensible ad silly conduct. To her aged grandfather she is pert and ungrateful in I words-.4poken, not written-and this fatct alone secures her the heirehip to his immense fortune. Another featutle in this book (called very I amusing) is the gusto with which every im- 1 pertinent word regarding the aged gentleman, and uttered by his guests, is rehearsed, even while the whole company is entertained at his expense and enaoyno his hospitality. Hurely those who accented the invitations of the master of Amherst should have declined them were he so obnoxious. In the role of heroine wew consider "Molly Bawn" a decided failure, and as fortune is blind we must not cavil at her good fortune. The grandeur a of reslination of her grandfather's fortune fails to impress us, as shot by aoeptlng it. onuld have served her brother's family quite as well and better than by exhibiting her talent for music on the stage, and courting public admiration, which in her heart, we have no doubt, she coveted quite as much as she did the flirting of lovers in private. Her character, as drawn by the author, is essentially inconsistent, r which every ratlional reader must admit. It is to the constant readlnm of such txboke as this that much of the Iritvolty and unfem Inine hoydenishnees of certain young girls (w" will not say soclety young ladlee, beeause e all cultivated and well-born ladies belong to "society," in the proper saoeptation of the t term) is due. There is nothIn glaringly ium d moral in the book, though its tendency ts to simply this: It Inculcates the practices of the Sflirt and trifler; furnishes a fraee and exag gerated exam.le to vanity and gives unreal views of life. in the main lts style when not 1 fltippant, Is good, but unfortunately there Is e. scarce a p free from flippancy. The author writes rapidly; considerable condeo.ation or would moet decidedly, whie lessening, im o prove her volumlinous pages. At a 4 oCladesal Cneraet. t (Paris Flaaro.) "You see." said my neighbor, as I settled bi myself oomtortably in my seat, "I adore dt' soriptlve musi. Every time I come to these 0 claesical concerts I never read the name on a the composer of any particular piece or its or title. I shut my eyes, I open my ears and I let my imnagintlou revel In the scenes and Ia cnries Oonjured up and told by the orchestra. fI It's the true way of ludl nBimpartially. Try ti m s ~topped. I listened ouriously during i the first bars. There were clear and sono- a rous arpeggios audible- representing un questionably "a village sene at sunrise." I p even recoglisad by some light and fleeting notes.the morning mists as they disappeared in the distant woode. Then the viola began ti with his grave voice, He was not quite so- I her, apparently. He dawdled rather un- T steadily along the green paths of the village it like an unta ristmas goose. He & seemed to be weil satisfled with himself, the 0 Iat old fellow. Suddenly he meets the violon- r cello, who begins in a low tone to complain of t something outrgeous. It is a very mad story In all probability, for a the viola is altogether demoralised; as they d begin to groan together, I guees that it Is all about some family quarrel. I was not istaken. Here comes the shrew b of a clarinet to put her nose into the affair. b She does her best to make matters worse. All three have a talk and then the violonnello t tries to send the clarinet about her business; but she won't o. Ah a distant horn sounds a a beautiful note; is it the hunt coming this way. No, it's my neighbor blowing his nose; this note isn't in the score. Let us rub It out from the record of our impressions. I donit know what hapoened during thle interruption, but the little flute has appeared t and not at ll in good humor. Ian't ita reg ular tease? There it goes n.ain.g the first violin. It repeats everything that the violin says, but two or three bar after it, so asto t make contusion. This lasts until the double basses growl out that they have had enough of it. The squabble is etting ot. The little flute is angry. It won let the violin alone. It interrupts anywhere and everywhere. Fortunately all the violins come down on it like a whirlwind. Matters are now getting serious, and the flute is nowhere for a few seconds. Suddenly "Dzing lIl" This is the noise made by the cymbals, which break out like thunder. Complete silence follows. At last they have found their master, these quarrel some instruments, I think to myself. We shall see if any one dares to proteet. The storm over, like a rabbit raisingone ear out of its hole, comes that little Idiot of a flute, and timidly save, "Peep, peep I" "Dzng! ! I" another thunder clap from the cymbale, as if to say: "Who dares to make a noise here?" Silence. Then another "Peep, peep," from the little flute, which is gaining cou ralfe. "Da zng" "peep, peep !" "dain. l" "oeep, peep " -I say, are they never going to stop thpt? What an obstinate brute that little flute 18 It wants to have the last word. The cymbals, as the stronger and bigger instru ments, ought to be reasonable and humor it. But not at all. Now this bad example spreads through the whole orchestra. Every one of - the instruments protest, timidly at first, then crescendo. They seem to say to the cymbals, e "Down with the tyrant who wants to have all e the say !" But the cymbals are obstinate. At last the conductor stands on tip-toe and gives his stick a grand sweep through the air as if to let everything loose. And all the instru ments whistle and howl and scrape their beet. It's evidently a struggle between the cymbals and all the others. The saxophone bellows likes mad bull, and even the conductor dances with rage. The poor cymbals keep up bravely for about a minute, but they conclude to run away and fight another day, and quiet is estabe shed amid the unanimous applause of the audience. S* ** * * "It's very funny, that little thing, isn't it?" I say to my neighbor. "What is it called?" 'That," he answers slowly, "is Mendels d sohn's 'Hymn to Grief,' and it is not at all funny, sir, but very fine!" d Fees of Doeers. The fee of doctorals an item that very many , persons areinterested in just at present. We believe the schedule for visits is $S, which r would tax a man confined to Ale bed for a d year, and in need of a daily visit over $1000 a r year for medical attendanes alone I And one e single bottle of Hop Bitters taken in time would save the $1000 and all the year's sick ness.-Ed. It strikes the Philadelphia North American a that two of the R.publican candidates for the preetdential nomination Lave made such good running lately that all the others are, for the present, at least, out of the race. t. These two ae Gen. Grant and SBenator FASHION TALK. Styles of Dresses for Spring Wear. The Best Spring Materials-The New. eat Fashions in the Way of Parasols, Fans, Bon nets, Eto. All the winter the world of fashion has la bored, and now It waits. It cannot compla in that it has toiled all night and caught noth log, for a season has rarely been more fruitful in certain results than this. But it has lived and has loved, so to speak, and now it must putoff with the old love before it puts on with the new. Winter is insensibly melting into spring. Already ourcountry rlends are tan talising us with tales of the tender, lovely colored bloom of the red-bud, of the soft-glis tening of young beech leaves, and the earliest green of spring timein grasses that paint the hill sides far and near. On the outskirts of the wood "the dog-wood pitches Its white tint," and generous aores of yellow asm ine fting abroad their rich perfume, and give from their golden hearts a warmer glow to spring's pale sunshine. We don't know much about these rural tokens of times and seasons here; our calen dare are oatalogues of fashion, and so long as styles are in embryo, patterns in a chrysalis state and fabrils Just hatching out, nobody will know that "'tls spring time o' year;" a few harbingers have come, like the first swal lows, to cheer us with the assurance that beautiful things areon their way. Next week perhaps the wild skirmishbng of shoppers will oommenoe, and that pleasant petimne will have the added sLat given by long wait enIwA ing.oon. erfNilec (bOSD. Some of our merchants are already showing shc spring goods in most attractive and novel of t styles. A varied and beautiful assortment wo may be seen on MEgazine street, at Adams's we, elegant store. Tirere are shown grenadine n buntings in many lovely shades, some in unl- i form basket patterns, others In strlos of al- PI l ternate open and close figures the palm leaIf in beln especially stylish. In Bilk and woolen thi goode also some new and desirable styles mas) Il he seen. "But, of all that pleased me most,' was the new cottton goods for spring dresses. Eastern stuffs of course have been taken as models for these, and the designs exquisi ly nol Imitated. The grounds are delclate and soft, u and yet areso skillfully colored that they art "will wash like a rag," as the enthusiastli an clerk of the present day likes to say. Falle, Is' a pretty ribbed fabric, may be boughtin white, 0oi cream and Illac grounds with tiny pinks, hi lilies, marguerites and violets sprinkled over them. Mummy cloths in Infinite variety may be soon; some having stripes of foliage others a wilderness of flowers sown broadest. Plain TI patterns in the same shades are brought out to be combined with the figured goods. hx. perlence has proved that these materials wash well, but it is best to make assurance doubly sure by using sugar of iear for blun, alum for green, and salt for other colors, in the laundry. In shirtngs, the Jockey ideas still prevail, or bridle-bite, whips, spure, stirrups and even M saddles constituting the favorite decoration. vi Oretonnes, which are exceedingly handsome bt and durable, have stripes of harmonising rI colors bars and leaf traceries, he Foulard battlste Is a very thin, soft fabrio, usually in white grounds on which bright # feathers flowers, fruits and follage are beau tifully displayed. Some of the patterns are ornamented with real Japanese letters, which may contain a romance or a satire, or have it caballstlo slRnlocanoe, for aught we know. it h would be well to know with what sign one is piacarded before promenading among possl ble interpreters. Bordered lawns are among the very pret tiest of the new spring goods, and have the recommendation of being lnexpensive, also. The body of the pattern Is of plain solid color tt in delicate shades, having borders combining tt several other colors. A lilao lawn will have a combination of cteam and blue in the border; w rose color will have red and black, showing the fashionable blending of the two reds in the flounce; blue will have a border of black si and gray, and pale blue will have gray and d dark blue. a TL HU HANDKBOHarIF DIPt5B. ft The handkerchief dresses, which did not tl become very popular here last year, are now p brought out in much softer and purer colors, lc the ga Madras bandanas having given way A to pretty ootch plaids. The centre of the handkerchief is or asingle color and is usu- a ally sober in character, having a border some- d what brighter and contrasting with it. These tI costumes are jaunty affairs, intended for a moring wear in rural retreats among the t mountalna or beside the still waters in lake 1: regions. They are prettily made up in e trimmed skirts, which can be undraped for h washin, the waist being a plaited basque, e in which the border at the waist line has the d effect of a belt. The square sailor collar and s o the deep cuff are made of the border. Can e vas belts are frequently worn with this f t style of dress, but only In very narrow a e widths, some of them not over an inch. It The Sooteh ginghams now shown are de- d Soldely novel in color. Solid wine tint, pea- s cock blue and olive green, are combined with a Sthe same material in stripes of two shades of ii ' each color. These colors are said to wash t well, care being taken to have the goods f a ironed always on the wrong side. The objeo- v e tionable aloas is thus avoided, and an appear- r ance of t reshness is preserved, even after t many washings. SFor early spring suits the new loosely- v woven chevioteare desirable. These dresses, t Socarefully worn, will serve later in the season I for traveling suits. These goods are entirely r without lustre, and have the flannel tinish a which gives so much softness to the surface. a The colors most frequently combined are c cream with brown, pale with dark green, light g and dark grays and drabs. In the latest broche goods, of silk and wool, *' the silk in weaving Is thrown wholly upon I Sthe surface, almost concealing the under e ground of wool. Cream-colored arabesques on dead-leaf brown, and pale olive figures on peacock blue show only a suspicion of the s under colors. Is The fashion writers are predicting Ham i burgedgings again as trimmings for summer 4 dresses. The open work hemstitching and 1 revere work, now so popular, are introduced into the favorite Hamo.rg designs. The Lt close, heavy patterns are lees liked than the open English work, which is shown in floriated i patterns as well as in the more formal "archi " tectural designs" of arches, columns and tur t rets, sa PARASOLS. , Among other new, tasteful and useful ar ticles at Adams's we saw paraesols combining ,t all of these recommendations. Those in rich id brocaded satins have linings of foulard show d Ing cashmere effects, or plain silks in high e colors, the borders on the outside sometimes combining all the colors of the lining. Some p" of these parasols are in Japanese designs, showing an unusual number of ribs and giv -ing promise of great durability. Among a these last are some heavy "faced' satins, the outer side of black and the inner of gold or garnet, the edges having a finish of fringe or lace. Parasol-making is one of the great French industries now, the manufacturing of 3y frames alone furnishing employmentto many Ve provincial towns. Africa and India furnish many of the woods used in the handles, al a though all parts of the globe contribute a something to that important feature. Ivory De tortoise-shell, whalebone, glass and celluloid ae all afford more or less valuable material for - handles and knobs. FaNS. ma New fans keep coming every day. Some in ,or black satin, with sprays of trailing pale bios eh some gracefully painted, are extremely pretty. re, A gllttering itseet Is so naturally reproduced s. on some of these fans that one is almost in orI allaed to '"bmah away dat blue-tall y." It is sldthatsomed twheGatle derflUadlleve SI n om btlaatroes of 0"lor havebrn rld from the oftY e~omology'. We o the abroad in thti direo ob will ontlno his ambition to imitating these "live things," but it is mightily to be feared that the noble art of embalming will yet make a walking mausoleum of the fash lonable woman. 'Tie but a step from birds to bugs. One of the prettiest novelties in hair nets shown during the winter is one whlch covers only the spao-o between the forehead and the knot of hair at the back of the head. It is formed of gold thread and in shape is some what like an elongatel diamond. No comb should be visible above this net, as it is severely classic and its effect should not be broken. uoch a net was worn at the Comus ball by a beautiful woman with a "low, sweet forehead," and displayed to perfection not only the elerant contour of her head but the deep "midnTight of her hair." Ounning little snoods of gay Oriental, Roman or Bootch plaid ribbons are a welcome revival of a sim ple but becoming fashion. The snood Is merely passed through and over the hair, here and there, tied at one side in small loops and ends, and finished with an inch or so of gold fringe or drawn together and com pleted with a tiny tassel. SPRING DONN ITS. Before the weighty and perilous question of spring bonnets comes fairly up and heads claim exolusive attention,.it really seems as if an earnest word might be fitly spoken for that other extremity, the patient and much abused foot. It is really surprising when the h anguis and bliss of so many human i.elngs depends upon the shape and material of the shoes worn, that the ingenuity of shoe makers is not stimulated to meet the de. s mands of the situation. Every woman whom u these warm, moist days have sent limping about the house, or who walks the street in a agony with the nerve of a martyr, offers a premium for a pretty shoe that will not pinch. No regard whatever Is paid to the meobanism of the member for which this covering is intended, and even ordinary safe ty is overlooked in its construction. The most indomitable courage and much native i grace are required to walK well in fashlonable shoes. "Nature cannot be expelled with a fork" or an awl, but lives a cramped and pained existence in fetters decreed by a tyrannous taste. 1HOIn ARND oo00". Some very dainty and costly shoes are shown with the heels almost under the hollow of the foot. An eminent physician says that women not only ntldanger their limbs by wearing such heels but that an unnatural poise is given the body, which In time makes Itself known through a weak and aching bick. Perhaps women themselves and not shoe makers are responsible for this state of things; or it may be that they dread mascu line criticism, "As round their feet the eae saganoous roves." Albert Durer's artistic perceptions would not stand for a moment, I fear r~alinet the judgment of "the Brown boys.' Dr. Rich ardson did not enumerate comfortable shoes among the joys of his halutisland, but as life is there to be stripped of all annoyrnoes, we conclude that the ideal shoe will not be want ing. MARIA TurrUEc. ----4***---- DIAMONDS. The Academy of Sciences Discussing Their Origin, (New York Times 1 let The New York Academy of Solences held a ] meeting last evening to listen to a paper by t Dr. Henry A. Mott on "lrhe Diamonul; its origin, artificial production, and uses." Dr. i Mott's paper did not aim to give any now wi views or theorine in regard to the diamond, but it was an interesting resume of the theo- to rles and experiments of scientific men *ho have devoted years to studying the precious h am, and endeavorin to reproduce It by arit.- i llaid means. The theory which formerly hi prevailed that the stone was the product of an Igneous action, the speaker thought, had been we exploded. In many diamoOds there were car- co ties containing liquid matter, which could tri hardly have existed had the stone been Hi subjected to intense heat. In other gems were found germs of plants au and fragmenta of vegetation which wi would certainly have been destroyed by plutonli action. The most reasonable theory of the origin of the diamond, in the face of these facte, was that of Prof. Semner. That to theory was that at some remote period liquid al carbonic acid gas had found itself In solution ri with pure carbon; that the gas gradually nc aesaped and the carbon was deposited in w crystals. On this theory the presenoe of of vegetable matter, and of the liquid In some le dlamonds, is reasonably accountec for. Every m attempt to manufacture diamonds has thus ti far proved a failure, but Dr. Mott believed of that man would yet succeed In making as ac perfect gems as those turned out from nature's m laboratory. +everal diamonds from the South re African felds were exhibited some as they at came from the mines, and others polished w and prepared for the market. Quite a long ti discnuson on the paper followed. Dr. Nor- at ton, who has passed two years at the ti mines in Africa, said that he was inclined w to believe that diamonds were constant- o ly growing, and that there were gems in o embryo now which In future ages, when they ti had attained their full else, would be un- a earthed by man. In the Afriean mines the a diamonds were found In successive layers of xI soil, and four of these layers had already been ea penetratedl by the miners. That on the sur- v face was a kind of red sand, then came a layer n of chalky clay, then one of shale, and the n fourth, which has now been penetrated to a fi depth cf about 250 feet, was composed of a 1, substance known to the miners as "pudding e stone." A specimen of this was exhibited. It I is a dark-colored rock, which the miners first t heat and then lace in water, when it is trans- p formed to mud, from which the diamonds are a washed. President Newberry said that man c might posslbly discover a means to manufao- q tuwo diamonds, but after putting his process p into operation he would probably have to r wait a few hundred or a few thousand years d before he would procure a carbon crystal I large enough to discover its form with a microscope. e Royal Costumes. [New York Blun.l At the opening of Parliament on the fifth Queen Victoria wore a dress and train of black velvet trimmed with miniver, and a long white tulle veil, surmounted by the crown in diamonds, a necalace and ear-rings of large diamonds, the Koh-i-noor as a brooch, the Riband and Star of the Order of the Garter and the Orders of Victoria and Albert and the Crown of India. i'he Princess f Beatrice wore a dress of pale blue velvet, trimmed with satin, and a head-dress of feathers, with veil and diamond stars; also a necklace of diamonds, a pearl and diamond a pendant. ear-rings and brooch, with the Or- t ders of Victoria and Albert, the Crown of In- a dia and the Saxe-coburg and Gotha Family a Orders. The Princess of Wales wore a dress l of dark rvanille velvet, draped with pale vanille = and silver brocade and bordered in dark fur; I corsage to correspond; also a tiara of dia- I monds, feathers and veil and diamond orna ments, with the Orders of Victoria and Al- c bert, the Star of India, St. Catharine of Rus sla and the Danish Family Orders. A Bea uiful Pashion. [London Society.] The height of fashion at the Court of Da g homey is a costume consisting of the blue, a gold, green and red labels carefullypeeled from the medicine and pickle bottles brought r by Europeans into the King's dominions. The ,t labels are gummed on to the naked body, and f the effect is, at any rate, startling. In his spare hours from his present heavy duties Lord Lytton has been flirting with the muses, and the result will appear soon in the shape of several poems, hitherto untranslat ed, of the sweet singers of Persia-Haflz and Ferduch-and a metrical version of the fa mous prayer composed by Haroun al Bas cbid. Among other curiosities the coming in volume will contain will be a literal rendering a- back into English of Moore's "Lalle Rookh" . and "Irish Melodies" from the translation d into Perstan, of whith Lord Lytton is a mas n- tar. l- eed's Gilt Idge Toots restoe the apeMies ~ j I t2 m HAPPY KOUM (trom the Methodeist.l Tb oo da ovsr, eor ho us od wok is doie: a And int te ender twilight, Ssit in eav rest. With my oaring Ittie baby a Asleep upon my breast. A White lids. with silken fringes. hut ut the wanln ht; t: A lttle hand olo.e onldod olds em mor n rn tightm Ant In their sot white wran. ings, At In .t iperfeot rest T no datnty feet are cuddled Like birdiesn a nest. A% h.oes and lovs unworthy. cart at this sweet hour: I Al u ores and nobe longin gs II h enew thei roly ewe : f, ForObrlst. rwho In the lre in. Our motherhood has bis e m n .eh r ti every woman With a beb on her breast. ON WASHlINUTON. Some Things About Him not Known or Forgotten, IN. Y. Evening Post.l Not the least interesting event that came s to pass on the anniversary of Washitngton's * birthday In New York this year was thn preaching or a sermon-perhaps we rsould t rather say the pronouncing of a eulogye- t upon Washlinton by that sturdy olenlish s manl the brev. tobert olyerr t A text was found in Daniel x., 1i: "A man r greatly beloved," and we recall no discourse c that s preeerved in literature which contains : so much detailed information that everybody c ought to possess, but which we suspect o9om - paratively few persons do so possess. How c many ldl viduals, for instance in an average modern irawing-room would be foundo to know tlnt Washington was six feet two Inches high In his stockings. He was fond I of adventures, loud of playing soldier, and he was swift of foot. He was also, doubtless, fond of mischief, but there was no meanness. Hle fell in love before he was fifteen, and I wrote poetry, worse than which could hardly have been written. Before he was sixteen he sometimes made $so a day at surveyig., Yet he was always bad at epelling. He had the largest hands In the thirteen calel' nics. Timothy Pickering claimed to have the next largest. He had great muscular arms and abursetlng chest. He was brave as a lion andt more bashful than a girl. This bashfulness he never got over. He could talk to hostile Indians or to the great Louis without a blush or a stammer, but not to a woman. Mr. Oollyer said he loved to watch this bashfulness in the man It was a proof that to him womanhood was as sacred as the angels. He married at thirty, In Mr. Collyer'h opinion five years too late. He had good businetuees ability. It had been said that great men were bad business men. This was not true of the greatest. Byron and 8helley were bad business men; but Ihakespeare, Wash ington and Lincoln, each so great that in his own way none was greater were not. Several instances were given ofl ashington's close attention to details of business. Yet he could ive money with boundlese generosity. During he revolution, so far as Mr. Uollyer knew he Stook no mrlry, but, on the other hsnd, bad expended $7r,000 from his own purse. He was an all-sided man, From the camp he found time to write to his wife to be sure and let no one go away hungry rom his door. STradition let us know that there was such a thing as a curtaln leeture for George Wash SIngton. Martha Washington had a temper. His reply-it had often been repeated since Swas as It was handed down to us: "Well, well, my dear, I'll see to t. I'll see to it. Let me go to saleep." He could jump into a river after a man who Shad snapped hiegunat him when Interrupted In steallng his game, pull him to shore, give him a tremendous thrashing, and then go on and think no more about It. When his troops Swere retreating and pressing him back he could snap his pistols at them, and, If the Struth must be told, he could swear at them n like a trooper. S"And," ald Mr, Collyer, pausing while his audience smiled, I'lli give you leave to swear h when you are In such a press as that." aDramams larwln. It Even at this early age is seen his leaning A toward vegetarianism and abstinenae from rc alcoholio drinks, which he subsequently oar- A rled into almost regular practie. This was P) not the only respect in whloh Erasmus Dar- e win was far ahead of his own time and even t` of ours. In sanitary matters he could read a lesson even to our advanced age, and with his rt meenanical genius he carried out his ideas in s1 this respect into practise as far as the cr- W cumetanoes of the time would permit. He t( advocated the abolition of intra-mural nlater- ai mente a rational treatment of the insane, bi radical reform in female education, and the 01 abolition of slavery at a time when all the world, including the Society for the Propaga- IC tion of the Gospel regarded It as a divhleIn stitution. His lldle work on female eduoa tion was translated into German, where it was regarded as an authority, and he carried out his ideas on the subject in the case of his own daughters,whom, for example, he taught to swim. He was a Radical in polititcs and a theist in religion, as his works amply testify, though his indlscrim inaling and bigoted, contemporariee stamped him as an atheist. His f rendse was wide, both in England and pn the Con - nent, and inclded many of the most eminent men of his time. He was a man of great In- v fluence among his neighbors, and was special- r ly beloved by the oor and needy, a common eithet coupled with his name being that of lenevolent. He was slightly irascible in temper, his massive face pitted from small pox, he walked with a lamp, and although he ° stammered in speech he was one of the best conversationaliste of his time. He soon ac quired a good practice in Lichfleld, and as a physician his fame reached George III, who t wanted him to settle in London; but Darwin's desire in regard both to fame and income were moderate, and he preferred the quiet of Lichfield. His chief recreation was in tending eight acres of land near the city, which he converted into a botanic garden. Apart alto gether from his position in the history of science, it will thus be seen that Erasmus Darwin was a man of unusual originality and independence of mind, who could rise far I above the beliefs and customs of his time. [Nature. The ory7 of a Sol0er. [Boston Post.1 Col. Fred Grant, who owes his military fame to the fact that he is the son of his father, cannot fail to read the obituary of Sergeant Dolan with peculiar interest. Dolan enlisted in the United States army in 1850; served with distinction in a five-years cam paign against the Indians- enlisted again and fought the Apoahes in Arizona; enlisted again in 1800 and gained a reputation for ibravery under Grant at Pltteburg Landing and elsewhere; commanded a company and had horses shot under him there and at Snow Hill; fought with Gen. Thomas at Nashville, where another horse was shot un der him; marched through Georgia with Gen. Sherman; was shut up four months in Andersonville prison; later served in several Southern States and after the war against the Indians. Finally, after thirty years of hard service for his country, he has been killed by savages in Colorado. He had been recom - mended long ago by his superior officers for advancement and called 'brave enerRgetic I faithful, scrupulously honest and upright. t He died what he had been for years-simply Sa sergeant. The Prosperlty ei eritlsh Literature. (London Echo.] V Disastrous as the year 1879 was to many 3 trades, putlishers were more active and issued e 520 more works than in the previous year. Theology heads the list with 1086 works, one I third of which consisted of new editions and two-thirds were new books. Novels rank next with 1013 works, and the classification g thereafter is: Educational, classical and ( philological works, 858; miscellaneous, in cluding pamphlets, not sermons, 516; hi.sory n and biography, 403; arts, sciences and illus i- tratAd works, 58; voyages, travels asd geo graphical research, 298; year books and s.-. rials in volumes, 286, juvenle works oand t.ase, 2; poetry and ame, ! >~" Unedlib5 M 1180 beiles lat pr1 polltt laLt 0n 1 like the lawyers mad doctors, gave Illd to the publnc Mu ito0 the lon Vactlon eme. mendeol. Writers u? lt ea dwjtr j aimed at ssuing ther works ely for t openlng of the medical schools in Otober. Although the law courts open in ov N mbtm so many judges go at once upon cirouit tiI the writers upon law, wise in their.generk tion, issue most of their work Js anuitir, when the business of the legal year co. inences in earnest. Novelists rekon u their market In the winter months and forth their productions ohiefly from ot to the end of January. Politilcians appeart greatest force In May when the session Parliament Is buslest, and in August, whn. if their last words are not spoken, they wui fall to influence the Legistur for anothe year. The total number of wori pubs last year weae 884. DI LMMlEPS. His Views on the Subject of the Paa m nal--Estimates of the (ost of the Work, New Yomx, Feb. 24,--M. de Lusseps and some of his enlineers arrived to-day on the steamer Colon from 1avana. The Stm.rdHrald says the cana I tout has been thorougtly studied, its diflout investigated, practldal plans laid for th succeeusTl treatmen. material obtainse the settlement of all sputes to uan ties, cost, etc., and many prjadlces. o the t mlnd of some of the members o the commisslon re. moved as to the practlability of a tidelsvew canal. The whole work Ineludr ever eventuality, Is set down at 849,000000 franos or $160,880,000. Complementary studies l going on will reduce these figures. It Is lieve, and several members of the commn slon believe, that the entire enterprise not Involve an outlay of more than $10,000 000. The time allowed for the work le e yearn. " lie was met on board the steamer Colon, Out his arrival by the French diplomatic nartI and committees representing the Geogrmobl cal loclety and American 8oclety of COvll aloeere, and the executive omiers of ther Panams Railroad and Pacific Mall Steam ship Company. The prinnpal ojhiect of M. de Lessepes I comln to Nefw Ybrk, It is undersxtood, i make some arrangement which will ulti. mately glve to the French company contr of the PIeanm Railroad. It will be . at least once by the proposed canal, whI will closely approasoh it in several places, some arrangement by whieh itt oppoeolf can be withdrawn Is essential to the s of the canal project. The value of the also for the purpose of transportlng menmai material durlo the many years which be occupied n the construction of the works cannot be over.estimated and it is msId thla the use of the present or the construction of - new and almost parallel road must preed the beginning of all practical operatio.. This statment wa mae authoritatively. and was corroborated by the fact that the ception tendered was given by the PF Mail Bteamship Company, and that Hent Mart, its principal owner, and Trenor W.1 Park, president of the Panama Railroad 0Cor. pany, are among the day's callers. A fOrnl Z I onference, it Is said, will be held at the.hol to-morrow. . .. .... .., M. de Les. e, in an Interview, said: "ThM manner in which I am welcomed givMe m most extreme satisseation, but what els could one expactfrom such a hospitable onaO try as Amerios. I did not go to the IfthmuP as the representative of the French gov.e . ment, nor do I come here As the repMemta tlve of that or any other government. I wem0" to the slethmus and come here simply a de Leseeps. My Intercourse with theblOlb . oflficrs down there was only that W.hl . comes of friendly hospltalitles, and it mF wish that my intercourse with Amner ; should be of thesame nature. I doubtptot e It will be so. The opposition that I.Tl ngI lnd In the ease of the Sues canal. W that of Palmerston. The people were vellr I friendly. The American people, I am sore r will be the same. Yes, my expectations cerning the Panama route are fully rem Our surveys prove Itto be oagood as!l . ' It Is pre-eminently the Amrican Smericans built the railroad, you know. T ! route we favor follow the line of the ra.r oS As we came along on-board the ship wep., a pared a careful and codensed report of expedition. We shall have it Sint ie t to the prelss of New York ito a day or o. It will tell the peop what the P e route Is, and what advantme t Sshall be in America about two m week I remain in New York, then go to. Ston then Philadelphia, then oWf andtohlcago, to be the guest of .r r burne. From there I shall go to Ian F) , stay a week, and then aeros to ,. . Yor and stay a few days before taki gsl r for France." rteat Dritaml and EawS, [New York Tribune.) If the British government oonoludes to hand over Herat to Persia without aseaum a rotetorate or forming an offensive Teheran Court from the trreatgyenaty ea I of 1857. The war of 185M grew a tack by Persia on Herat in violsatita oA standing treaty with England. A.ctlveopS atlons begin toward the end of the year.n wererdseed on rapidlyand with unstfla ruptd suecess. The capture of Buahir was the first event of importance, and this wait followed in the early months of 18 Wb great victories Pained by the forces ua James Outram o command. Before the ond of these Persia had already made sub mlession; and a treaty of peace w l been signed In March was fnally ra t May. I under the sixth artlee~ treaty that Persia has been bound, up to this time, to relinquish all claims to 505" erhty over Herat and over evef.y .aendeue of the country, and to from all future interference with its affairs. __ Gold into ussan AewrbltetU .. The report of Russia's wish to negotiates new loan, and the undoubted ractof hevr p ruble being now worth dnly fifty cents of seventy-five, suggest some cunriowus Mma In connection with the magnificent churc now being sompleted in Moscow with a plating of gold on ts dome and rce T fashion of gildin church towers is unit e in BRuia asnd It has been calculated 5M enogh old is thus lyin. ide oWat.o national debt. The Isac Cathedral, the Petereburg, has plaig of gold t tern of inch thick over the hole oa as large as thatof St. Paul's tn London. The Church of Our Lady of Kazan has a massiw,. altar furniture of solid sliver. During t " great fire at Moscow, in 1812, the molten Ol and silver were seen flowing like water fR m the burning churehbes, and the new addtl@S A Uabstrl W.rIdegees. The brideroom was not present at the thi appointed for a wedding at rýmý ny ,Ahe The bride, who knew his b ostl1me3, h id courage had probably failed htim. homeb0G euggested thatahorn be blown tor al h..m. andthiswasdone. A responsive whoop was heard from the woo near by, but the yw man did not appear until a seouteg platur brought him in bforce. It was not until he became fearful of loeing the girl, wholsap' tience gave way to anger, that he mut& enough courage to face the ceremony. "Let's Stellaa few facts about th e w said the astronomioal profesr to his p ' "Comet's time to begn."--New York N .. - R rain, audaciou star before you're Saturn. I -IBoeton Commercial ulletn. That wuI I indeed, Venus from pan-mtklng-a .-4NewZ SNewe. Oh, Jupiter I the World's thle .yluminary--bet you 'eclipse It. ýTimes. W weregoon to answeri ly, but by Gemini, Uranu - o. Every iturdauy ' E3luDneW Ruds bae is tobe mareid In t; ol nM ywl * a *les'