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"'TWA only a box of fowled flowcM, And a treiw of iUrk-1irown hair, 'that 1WM bvlUgly Keft through th6 changing ytnw tylltrt hef youhg heart knew no caro. ilut Tlrao' rudo hnnd changed tho oarly dreams That oneo nladdcnod her youthful hour, And morn tlian the thorns that crowed her path Waahlddcn beneath fair flovoM. And thus It Is In Life's fair morn, Wo heed not tho coming sorrows, Wt cling to hopes which In aftor years flocm only tu fadod flowers. The dark-brown hair will change to gray, And tho brow bo furrowed with caro; Hut Ut time lirlnu what chaugn It may, Hho will cling to that lock of hair. A NIGHT AT ST. VALENCE'S. JJY MA11K HHATTOC'K, Il.A. "Havk you mndo your bump, old boy?" " Bump! no." Nonsense" " A fact, novorthelcss." And Shirley, tho captain of tho St Valenco crow, turned sulkily nwny, mid was about to mount tho stairs leading to his rooms, when I laid my arm upon 4il Bhouldor and stopped him. Harry Shirley was an undergraduate to'f tho College of St. Valence, in tho University of Cambridge. IIo had boon Up nearly three years, and was conse quently not far from his degree. IIo was & fine, ttoll-mndc, handsome, open fiicod fellow, and was a great favorite with every man in th& place. IIo had been sent up to Cambridge, not for the purpose of burning tho midnight oil, and tolling wearily at tho dead lan guages, not for tho hope of gaining a high placo In tho tripos, or competing for a fellowship, but mat no mignc ac quire tho last finishing touch to his edu cation, and reap tho full benefit of thoso advantages which a life at tho Univer sity so fully and eminently develops IIo was a boating man, and was do cldedlv a most favorable specimen of that set. IIo was boyond doubt the most powerful and effective oarsman In tho college; had twlco successfully rowed against Oxford, and had for more than a year been captain or his club. More over, ho was peculiarly exempt from tho great failing, indeed tho besetting sin or all rowing men, both great and small, viz: that of talking "boating-shop" in hall: and this particular good point In his character never failed to carry its duo wolght. It was a brilliant May morning, tho last day of tho May races, and Shirley's last May term. Several of his friends had come up for tho express purposo of witnessing tho races, of applauding his prowess, and of hailing the triumph of his boat. Among tho ladles thero was ono who stood to him in tho convenient relationship of cousin, whom wc certain ly expected soon to sec bound to him by a closer tic. Shirley, then, was doubly anxious to do well on tho river, and ho had spared no pains, and grudged no troublo in training his crew, and getting thorn in good order nnd condition. For the first four races all went merrily with tho St. Valence: from sixth they had risen to second, and on the last day they were to make their grand ellbrt for the supremacy of the Cam. I had been in London tho previous evening, and had Just como back when I met Shirley; .and then I was destined to learn to my utter astonishment that St. Valence, in stead of ranking its bump, nnd so gaining tho proud position of head of tho river, had been compelled to succumb to its pursuer. However, as Harry Shirloy la conically answered my question, I said cogerly : "How has this happened? How on wirtli did tho Trinity men manage to keep away from you V "Keen away? wilford! wo were humped bumped by thoso confounded K men. I feel so savage. I can scarcely sneak civilly to any one." " Hut how did you raanago to como to such utter grief?" " I will tell you. You know Man ton has been rowlurr stroko up to to-day. This morning at breakfast-timo 1 got n noto from him to say that ho should not bo able to row this afternoon. 1 could scarcely bcllevo my benses. You can easily imagiuo my dismay. I went up to his rooms directly, and expostulated with him. I begged of him to reconsid er his decision ; for what on earth could .1)0 done? But it was all to no purpose. could not alter his intention; of course -cd It was impossible thai ho should row, hu4 ji ineu my uimuai iu juiiutu hum, um .iv was inuexlUlC. V O liau i go uuwu nil- irlvor with Whltehttrst as stroko, and with a new man in tho boat. I antici pated disaster, but I showed a bold tfront, and I did my best to encourage -nud aasura tho crew. I determined to .make a dospernto elrbrt at tho start, and endctvvored to cut down tho Trinity men in tho first reach. It was Just within .tho rango of possibility that wo might succeed, but tho chances woro great .against us. "SVo could not catch them ; nud, though wo lasted formoro than n mile, wo wero caught In sight of tho winning-post." I cordially sympathized with Harry .Shlrloj'u Indignation ngahiat Manton. .And on that day every boating-man was allowed to Indulge In any amount of "shop" in hall. Tho St. Valence crow, though bumped, had nevertheless rowed moiJtpluckily. At tho start they had go no oil' at such n tremendous pace, and ovory niau had so thoroughly thrown himself Into his work, that it comed as if victery were about to crown their cfrbrt. But tho chango of stroko, and tho want of practlco on tho part of tho now man. soon told heavily against them, nnd after a most glorious exhibition of pluck, nnd mi exertion of almost superhuman strength on tho part of Shirley nnd his crow, tho hopes of St. .Valenco wero crushed, find they saw tho third boat inch by Inch overhauling them, nnd heard the cry of bump raised when they wero within fifty yards of tho end of tho course. Fortunately Manton was absent at Ilall-tlme, or ho would 1iavo experi enced sundry feelings of annoyance, ns tho unpleasant w.ord was passed along that ho had been tho eatlso of tho mis fortune, for it would have been next to an Impossibility to repress the opinions of tho men. Kvery one censured his conduct as most unjustifiable, nnd ho became thero and then a most unpopu lar man. Tho night was appointed for tho boating supper, and thero again Manton failed to put in his appearance. Ills remark provoked n sympathizing! shout from thoso around him; and Shir ley, Who was tho coolest man of tho lot, and Who had moro Influenco than nny ono else, at onco saw that, if tho meet ing did not break up soon, thero would bo Bomo summary method adopted of convoying to Manton tho indignant re monstrances of ills fellow undergradu ates. Now Harry was no moro avorso to a bit of fun than nny ono; but In tho present temper of tho men, anil after tho vlndtctivo way in which Blackford had onco or twice In tho cottrso of tho even ing spoken of tho matter, ho feared that If any scheme of practical joking woro wero projected, It might bo. carried too far, and that mischief might ensue. " Don't trouble yourselves about tho mnn," ho said, trying to make tho thing appear unworthy of thought. But wil- grammo. Ilangnno. leuow in eingyi By Jovo t It will bo grand fun I It win look llko tho ghost of tho Haunted Tower." v I did not.llko tho way In which ho spoke. Thero was something repugnant to my feelings in mention of thu fiitoof poor II , and I thought that wo had dono enough. In fact 1 heartily repent ed of my suggestion. Tito eye of Harry Shirloy was continually and reproach fully fixed upon mo; but ho did not an ticipate that any positive harm could como from our Joke, and therefore, to a certain extent, ho gnvo his assent to it. Table-cloths, sheets, dusters, paper In Xact everything upon which wo could lay our hands, were seized, ami carefully thrust Into Manton's flannel trowsors; n bolster was then taken from tho sofa, nnd being swelled to a convenient size by tho application ofnsuluclcntimmbor each man's faco betrayed tho bitter thoughts that wero harassing his mind. 'omley, tho tutor, was thero too, with ent,a,od j,, nmklng a tour In tho Medl sovcro and stern countenance. 1'rcs- termnonn. beintr. on Anrll twenty 'first. ently wo roused ourselves from our on 1(0lml ft gtcnm vcsscl) cxactiy half apathy, nnd slowly anil solemnly mount- wny 1)cUvocn tll0 islUKj3 of Ccrlgo and ed tho loWOr-SlalrcasO. Of COltrsn tho Mnlln. mi mv tvv. In tin, inttcr t.lncn. a - J - J ' . " I ' door was screwed. Fernlcy turnod round gravely upon us. "Gentlemen," he said, "I slmll ro- qulro somo explanation. Last night you had your boating-supper. Was it not so, Mr. "Wilford?" ho said, turning suddenly upon mo. I muttered an indistinct nfilrmatlvo, and then tho screws wero drawn, nnd wo went Into the inner room : tho bed room door was still screwed. This seemed for a moment a mystery. But on entering tho room everything was orablo fellow, who had, for somo hidden purposo of his own, deserted his post. Harry Shirley was qulto tho hero of tho evening, for, though ho had failed ton immediately answered: "Como, Shirley, that's too bad; you of sheets and table-cloths, was Invested ..... ... . . .... i ... i r enow you wero ns savage as any ono m ins uoauiig-jeisu.v , u jiuu ui ava, Tho remarks upon his conduct, which this afternoon. Let us finish the evening protmrly stuffed, with his rowing shoes had before been somewhat free In tho well: 1 second Blackford's proposal to on them, woro fastened wiiero tno leet supper-room, becameviolentniul angry. glvoMantonabltofournilnds,inaqiilct should be; nnd then tho top of tho Ho was stigmatized as a selfish, dishon- wnv." bolster, being drawn tignt by means oi ' Screw him in," said one. apiece of cord, was surmounted oy a "Break his windows," said a thick rowing-cap ; and In a few moments n voice. perfect effigy of tlio stroke oi tno st No, no I" saldShirloy. "Not that." Valenco boat was swinging from tho to achieve victory, every ouo was eager IIo saw they wore resolved upon doing window of tho HaTtnted Tower; and to do justice to tho energy and ability something, nud. as ho could not prevent then, when wo wero all leaving tho room which lie had displayed In tho manage- their carrying out their plan of punish- to screw up the outer door, .Manton, in ment of his crow, and to his zeal and Imr their lato stroke, ho strove to chango a somewhat louder tone of voice, said: activity In behalf of tho club. When, tho direction and modify tho action of " Blackford 1 Blackford 1 do open tho therefore, his health was proposed, tho theirschemcs. "If youmusthavoajoke, door I" cheering was enthusiastic, and theshout- let it bo a harmless one. Itemember But It was worso than lifeless to np ing terrific. tho last boatiiur-sunncr and the broken penl to men in such a frame of mind Threo cheers for Shirley I" were glv- windows." and wo descended tho staircase some en over Again with such uproarious mer- " Confound the windows 1" said Black- what moro quickly than wo had gono ford. up, and then slowly and gradually dls "Screw tho beggar in, and wo will ported to our several rooms, utterly re- tako caro ho does not get out In a hurry gurdlcss of Manton's objections to being to-morrow." screwed in. " Is old Fernlcy in bed ?" asked ono. I got but llttlesleep that night. "Why "Yes; his lights have been out for I felt that vague and restless uneasiness somo time." Let us get to work then," said sev eral voices. " Mind ho docs not serve you us Black I cannot cxactiy say, but certain it that for moro than an hour I lay awak thinking on tho night's work, and tho nnrt which I had idnyed in it. How rimcntos was seldom before heard with in tho walls of the old college. Ono or two voices raised tho cry of " Manton 1" and thogroan of execration that follow ed was loud nnd significant. But sud daily a cry of" Shirley, Shirley !" arose an eyes wero quickly directed to ono part of tho table, and In an Instant every voice was hushed, for Harry had risen to reply to tho toast, " Gentlemen," ho said, " I hnvo strlv- ford did," said Shirley, " and throw his ever, weariness at length got tho better on to tho best or my power to fulfil tho coals down on your heads." of tho Indefinite anxiety that oppressc trust placed in mo by the members of " We'll tako care of that." me, and sleep camo to my rescue when tho St. Valenco Bowing Club, and I Wo quitted the supper-room, and de- I was almost despairing of rest; and trust that I have satisfactorily dlbcliarg- scended quietly into the court. Tho though I slept but it short time, T nwoku ed my duty (loud cheers). I trust that moon was shining brilliantly, and tho in the morning considerably refreshed next year you may bo moro fortunate, old I vj -covered buildings looked .still by the brief interval of reposo that and no ono will experience moro pleas- and peaceful beneath Its rays. There bad enjoyed. tiro in hearing of your success than my- was an old legend attached to the tower The recollection of tho joko of the self (hear, hear). Gentlemen, I have to staircase, up which Manton slept. And previous night immediately returned tender my best thanks to every member as I stood in tho anglo of tho court, gaz- to mo, and I was eager to know how far of tho club for tho support that lias ill- ing upon tho gloomy side containing Ills the bed-makers had been affected by tno ways been given to us. 1 am convinced windows, which wero lighted up by the sight that must havo met them on en that the success of tho boat has been a moonbeams, I thought of tho hard-work- tering the college gates. However, my subject of interest to all ("Manton 1") ; lug undergraduate who was said to havo suspense on that score was but short and I shall not be saying too much when hanged himself from ono of those very lived, for Mrs. Brown rushed breathless I predict a moro triumphant May torm windows, in bitter despair at his failure into my keeping-room, and commenced for you next year. My only regret will In tho tripos on tho previous day. As I a vigorous attack on my bedroom door be that 1 shall not be with you to share stood thus musing, and only half listen- "Sir ! sir!" she called out, In excited n your good fortune." ing to the conversation of my eompan- tones, As Harry Shirley resumed his seat tho ions, an idea suddenly struck me, and, applause on all sides was loud and pro- hardly thinking what I was saying, I called out to Blackford : "Hang him inelligyl" " Bravo!" said he, instantly catching up my words. "Jiang nun in oingy! A. capital idea! By Jove, it will look longed: and the toast given by him was drunk witli full musical honors And then for a time desultory uproar ensued; tho St. Valenco men, inveigh ing in the most indignant tones against MIGRATION OP BIRDS. A YH.vu or two ago, happening to bo lnrgo number of birds flow on board, evi dently performing their annual migra tion from tho coast of Africa. They wero principally tho common titlark, though among the number wero wheat ears, a fern-fowl or two, as well as vari ous swallows. Tho wholo of them seemed much fatigued. Flights of tur tle-doves passed tho ship tho whole day. A few alighted for a few minutes In tho rigging, but showed no symptoms what ever of exhaustion, and high over head woro flocks of, vultures or. eagles, pro- explained. Manton had got out of tho CCC(iilur ns leisurely as rooks of an even- window, gono along tho parapet to tho , ,,,, tlmlr wnv to their roostlntr- spot where tho efllgy had been suspend- ,.inc, ed, nnd, nfter cutting down tho figure, had hanged himself in its place. It would be utterly impoisiblo to do scribe tho feelings that rushed through my mind on this discovery ; and my conscience smote mo bitterly when I re flected that I had been tho ono who had suggested tho mock hanging, which hud been carried out Somo vnguo Idea of the responsibility Involved by tho result of our practical Joko passed through my mind, nnd be fore I had timo for much reflection on Now tho distance of tho spot I men tion from tho coast of Africa, in two di rections, is just two hundred and thirty miles, and ns near as posslblo just about as far from tho coast of Italy, as well as tho Morca. Tho flight of theso birds, therefore, from land to land, could not havo been less than four hundred and eighty miles. Many of tho titlarks, though In a stato of exhaustion, loft tho ship, to my ustonishmcnt, alter a rest of nn hour or so only, nnd proceeded on their journey, flying but n few feet, ap the matter, 1 felt the grip of tho officers nriint,.. fmm , mrfa of tho water. of tho law upon my arm, to arrest mo rp. ' ,i, f ,i,Iu (, i.nnnti. fully fine. At Malta, n few days after, a friend who had been at sea about tho same tlmo informed mo that a fiight of tlm sinnll Vnsserino owl had allchted " I thought I should never rouso on bf)!ml his . nIia ,n tho ,nnrUct 1 on the charge of the murder. With a shriek I woke,andfoundShIrley stand ing by my bedside, haklng mo. When are you going to wako ?" ho said. you.' COURAGE. A orntAT deal of labor Is lost to tho world for tho want of a little courage. Uvcry day sends to their graves a num her of obscuro men, who havo only re mained in obscurity becnuso their ti midity has prevented them from mak ing a first elrbrt, nnd who, If they had only been Induced to begin, would, in nil probability, havo gono great lengths in tho career of fame. Tho fact is, that liv doing anything in tho world worth do ing, wo must not stand on tho bank shiv ering, thinking of tho cold nnd danger, but Jump in and scramblo through an well ns we can. It will not do to Ivo perpetually calculating rlsksnnd adjust ing nlco chances; it did all very well bo foro tho ilooti, when n man could consult his friends upon nu intended publlcntioil for ono hundred and flfty-nlna years, and llvo to seo Its success for six or soven centuries afterward; but ift pros ent mnn waits and doubts, nnd con sults his brothers, and uncles, ami particular friends, till ono day Ito finds that ho Is slxty-fl vc years of ago, and that ho has lost so much tlmo in consulting first cousins nnd particular friends that hoha-jno morotlmetofollowtholrndvlco There is so llttlo tlmo for over squcam ishncss nt present that tho opportun ity slips away. Tho very period of llfo at which a man chooses to venture-, if over, is so confined tlint It Is no badrulo to preach up tho necessity, in such in stances, of a llttlo violenco dono to tho feelings, nnd efforts mado in doftanco of strict and sober calculations. Thank God, it is only n dream," said. "What do you mean? Get up. Fern ley wants you about tho Manton busl ness." " Where is Manton ?" I asked ' " In Ills room. He has been suffering from heart dlscaso for tho last two days that was why he would not row; but ho did not like to tell inc. He is rather nervous about it, ns tho doctor thinks it a had case." But I could not shako off tho impres sion made upon mo by my dream for Mime time, and the censure that I recelv cd from Fernlcy seemed ns nothing compared with tho relief experienced, observed quantities of these owls, as well as bee-birds, nnd a number of com mon cuckoos, which it appeared had been caught nt night in tho quail-nets. How such i bird as tho titlark can.pcr- form such a journey as a sca-voyago of four hundred nnd eighty miles nt a stretch, Is ono of tho facts far beyond my comprehension; but that they do so'my statement is surely sufficient oc- culnr demonstration. OF JURIES AND BREACHES PROMISE. Tin-: English Solicitor-General said in tho House of Commons, upon the sub ject of juries and " Breac'"w of From that the result of tho i.ractical ioko was Iso:" "When a tall and pretty imiy but what might have been expected. was set before them as having been de W inn Imitnii'srensonfornotrow i)L' luueu, mere was nu jiuiuiuk m became known in tlio college, tho men Ho remembered Hearing nn out gentio repented of their harsh remarks about man who had been a barrister in India his conduct, though it would havo been tell tlio story oi a Circassian siave wno much better for him to have uiven his had murdered tlio master of a harem eason at the time. Ho has lived to mure, 'mo counsel sum : i-ui on your I feigned drowsiness, and answered in a voice that seemed to rebuke her fur waking mo". 'Yes! what is tho matter, Mrs. Brown?" "Oh, sir I what did you gentlemen do last night ? Oh dear ! oh dear I" conquer the disease; but the doctor has often declared that had he, in his dan gerous condition, rowed on tho last night of the races, the result must havo been fatal. And then she stopped, and it seemed as if she wero crying. I could scarcely keep from laughing : she evidently heard that I was treating it as a joke, but I said: "Why, what is tho matter, Mrs. Brown? What havo you called mo so early for?" " Oh, sir, it is dreadful, and the lower- staircase too!" "What is dreadful?" " Oh ! Mr. Manton has hanged him self." " Nonsense!" I said calmly, " 1 wish it was nonsense. It Is dread ful." " Mr. Manton has not lianged himself. What rubbish are you talking about ?" "Oh! como and seo for youroelf." And then her emotion seemed to overcome Manton's defection, and the out-collego (uito ghastly in tho moonlight, and men expressing their astonishment nt when tho bed-makers come in the morn tlio unexplained conduct of tho delin- ing they will think it is tho ghost of the quent. What could havo induced him tower-staircase." to adopt so sudden and so extraordinary I felt immediately sorry for what I a determination? What could have in- had said. It was littered on tho spur of Huenced a man who had always been tho moment, nnd before I had reflected passionately fond of rowiifg, so far as to on what I was about. But there was no make him ruin tho chance of ids boat drawing back now; everybody ca getting head of tho river? It certainly gerly t-elzed tho idea, and Blackford seemed un Inexplicable mystery, and nil determined that It should bo carried concurred in tlio opinion that his lino of into execution conduct was highly reprehensible. As Harry Shlrleycastareproaclifulglnnco tho evening woro on the uproar becamo at me. " You should not have suggest- greater ; and when twelvo o'clock had ed that," ho said. struck, and tho out-collego men had all "I am sorry for It, Shirley. Upon my gone, thero was an ominous muttering word 1 don't know what mado mo do of Manton's name. Tlio wlno was tret- so. but I snoko almost thouihtlosaly : I ting into the heads of tlio undergradu- don't quite like it." ntcs, and was prompting them to ull " 1 shall stop to seo that no Injury is sorts of mischief. done to Manton ; I could not trust them her, for I could hear her sobbing and Wilton, an enthusiast in the causo of In their present mood ; they uroall rath- crying bitterly. rowing, who was to succeed Shirloy in or flushed, and thero is no knowing There was something in her manner, the captaincy, rose and gave vent to his what they will do with Blackford to n splto of my laughter, that impressed feelings on tho college grievance. lead them." mo ; and I hastily dres-ed myself, and, "Gentlemen," ho said, "wo arc all Suppressing asiarnspossibioallnoiso, leaving Mrs. Browiisoliblnglnmyrooni, St. Valenco men here (hear, hear). Mr. wo mounted the staircase to Manton's I went down into tho court. A group Shirley, In his excellent speech, dealt rooms. Our tusk was rendered some- 0f undergraduates wns collected under somewhat too tenderly with a certain what moro easy from tho fact that the Manton's window, nnd from tho window member of tho club (trroans). who has door was not "sported," so that wo en-Uvns still swinging a figure. But a been tho cause of our coming to grief, tered without tho risk of waking him. Now I wish to say (" Yes ! threo groans " Let us seo if tho follow Is In bed," for Manton 1") that I consider his con- said Blackford. And ho was about to duct contemptible ("Gently," from open tho bedroom door, when Shirley Shirley). "I consider that ho had no darted forward, and, just peeping in, riirht to treat us so shabbily firmans and instuutly closed tho door again, and so nbout loosely in tho wind; on the hes). Wo ought to havo an explana- prevented any ono from going in. Ho .'round, elo.so to where I was standing. tlon(" Yes I yes!"). I begtomovoa voto at onco put tho first screw In, and then was tho effigy that wo had suspended on of censure on Manton. My course is ir- Blackford and Wilton drove each nn- thu provlous night. What did it mean reculnr: this is certainly only a supper other, and so tho door was mado fast, what could It mean ? Tho first man I meeting; but I should Hkoa unanimous It was utterly imposslblo that ho should saw was Blackford ; I seized hint by the expression of disapproval of his behav- interrupt us in our further task. o arm. lor." then set about tho moro Important part Tho storm of groans and hisses for the of tho work of this night of revelry and unfortunato Manton that followed this riot. Manton was safely screwed into siiccch. for somo minutes drowned every his bedroom, nftor several weak and un othersouiid. And Shirley strovo In vain availing remonstrances on His part; ami ford," ho answered, In a voice that I to pacify his companions, or to modify was thereby cllectualiy prevented irom scarcely recognized ns belonging to him their rage. They listened presently to interfering witn our piaus. jiiaciciorn perhaps better." what ho said, but wero by no means now enthusiastically took up tho sug- i felt stung to tho quick, but I mado mollified toward tho object of their hos- gestion which, In a moment of thought- no reply. hi,. .Tn..i..iwti-nMfM,u I !n.isi Imnnkfi. T lmri niniln. 1 In defer- ATnnlnn luw lmnp-ofl lilm.flfjl L11U uvjiiuiiiiuiurtii I ....... - ...... . rt-"- " You nro too irenerous, Shirley." said nilned that tho Idea should bo carried Wilton, who had decidedly had far moro Into oxecutlou, nnd becoming moro ox wlno than was good for him ; " you know THE SHAVING QUESTION. It has been tho point in dispute from a time whereof the memory of a man runneth not to the contrary," whether mou ought or ought not to mow their faces. Van Helmont, and some other old i i. i.-.i ,.i -iri... i. i..... ni..l, l.!l.w.,lw.i. I.wlf llmf A.lnin nun get svuuiuu uesmes. w uy 11.4. -n-,...,t,.,l .tlmnt o lw,.r,l nlll Hint tho PUeU 110 COU1U HOI HUy , UUl Ills UAlieil- appendage only began to crop out after 1,1 courts of justice was, that in ac- ho hii.l i-nnini tied sin. 1F.u.... shudder Instantly passed through my whole fraino as 1 looked tho figuro was dressed, not In boating uniform, but lu ordinary costume. Thero was no cap on tho head; tho hair was blowing " Blackford," I said, In hoarso tones. " what Is tho meaning of this ?" Ho turned quickly upon me. " You should know as well as I, Wil I bollovo that I knew perfectly well beforo ho spoke tho re.il stato of tho case. you would havo been tho last man to do such a thing." " But Manton may havo had reasons." " Then why did ho not glvo them?" "Tho fellowshotild bo paid out," said Blackford, ono of tho wildest and fastest men in tho collego ; a man who was al ways In hot water with tho dons ; a dar ing, Impetuous character, and of (jreat experience In all manner of mldulght frolics. cited by the part of tho joko which had but I felt as if I wanted somo one to tell already been played, persistently urged mo plainly. us to complete our purposo. But tho It was but too true: thero was Mnn men apparently required llttlo of this ton hanging from tho window from exhortation, for they was as eager as ho which wo had hiinged him in efllgy to hang our ronegado stroko In effigy, after supper. and they all immediately called upon Blackford and I exchanged glances mo to further tho design which I had shall nover forget tho look of utter ills suggested. may upon his face, and I am suro it was "Como!" said Blackford, address nir fully reflected in mine. All tho men himself somewhat roughly to we," now, who had been sharers in tho screwing let us carry out your part of thu pro-'iu wero gathered In that group, and best dress, the moro transparent the better; set her opposite tho jury, nnd I'll answer for thu result.' And tlio re? suit was exactly what ho predicted. Sho had stabbed tho man, but the jury pardoned tho crime for tho sake of tho Interesting woman they saw beforo them. So in the case of an action for breach of promise. A young and inter esting woman will get damages ; but If a man was over so young and interesting lie got no damages, but had to pay costs THE NORTH 3?OLE. Two French gentlomcu recently c3f plored the Island of Spltzbergcn In n mim ncr nover beforo dono. They havo incase ured tho mountains, mapped tho wholo coast, examined tho vegctablo products, tho geological composition, etc., of tho ... i mi r 1 l. L 1 .. .. .1 . . 1S1UI1U. xncy umiiu unit uiu lung u) , extending over several months, during which tho sun never sets, becamo In tensely hot after a month or two, by tho unceasing heat from tho sun. In this period vegetation springs up In great luxurlanco and abundance. Tho North I'olo is only a matter of six hundred miles from tho island, and it is thought by tho two explorers, as by many others, that tlio polo Itself, and tho sea which Is supposed to surround It, could bo reach ed from Spltzbergcn without nny great difficulties being encountered. A sin gular fact noticed "by tho explorers in connection with this island, is tho enor mous quantities of floating timber which literally covers tho waters of tho bays and creeks. A careful examination of tho character, condition, and kind of thoso floating logs would, no doubt, load to a conclusion as to whence and how they came, and probably suggest now theories for tho solution of geographical problems connected with tlio Arctic Seas. , , Angels, tho samoastuto Van Helmont assures us, nave no beards; ami nt: thence concludes that It is wicked not to have. But tho premises do not justify tho conclusion. This wonderfulcasuist, however, notwithstanding ills hatred of beards, actually woro mustaches! Henry tho Eighth cropped his beard :loo; hut his daughter Elizabeth was fond of hairy faces. Tho stylo of beard wo seo in tho portraits of Shakespeare was her "particular weakucss." Es sex, Leicester, nnd ltaloigh, nil courted the "maiden queen" with peaked goatees" attached to their chins Modem warriors generally wear hair on their frontispieces. It is thought to 'Ivo them a martial appearance. But Alexander's invincible soldiers wero nil barefaced. I le compelled them to shave for u sufficient reason namely, lest tho "outside barbarians" of Asia should seize them by their beards, nnd so cap turothem. If tho Emperor of China had been equally wise, ho would have docked tho long tails of his soldiery be foro ho sent them out tho women had it their own way and tho men had no chance. Tho lady was well got up, placed In a conspicuous place, and tho attention of tho Jury di rected to her, and of course sho was gen erally In tears. If sho was placed in tho witness-box nnd cried under cross-ex amination, as they always did, it will bo all over with tho men. Tho Jury, to how their chivalry, their admiration for tlio fair sex and their contempt for their own, would immediately return a verdict for him." MOUNTAINEERS OP LEBANON. Lr.iiANQX is a nnmo which always ox- cites our Interest. It is associated so much with tho poetry of Scripture, that wo could almost fancy it a sort of para dise. Unfortunately, in our day, it hns been tho sceno of bloody struggles be tween tho native mountaineers tho Maronltcs, a. band of faithful, simple Christians, nnd tho Druses, a fanatical Turkish tribe, that settled thero n few centuries ago. Tho dress of the mouii- to fight Kug- taincerof Lebanon ishlg'.ily picturesque RATHER COOL. A coniinsi'ONUEN-T of nn English pa por tells tho following story illustrative of tho persistence with which somo Englishmen, and wonlen too; Intrude themselves intogradesof society abroad to which they would nover dream of aspiring at home: "Tho determined pushing of tho English at Romo to got invitations to houses, in many instances, far above their own calibro at homo, reminds mo Of the boldness of an Eng lish clergyman, who, two years ago, finding all other applications fruitless, and urged by his pretty wlfo to tako her to tlio Queen Dowager or Spain's hall, coijc qui coufc, repaired to her Majesty's palacothc morningbeforoand demanded an audience on important business. Queen Christiana, besides be ing a very good-natured lady, had ft slight suspicion that her applicant WW cracked when ho siniply told her tlint his business was to obtain un invitation toher Majesty's ball ; nnd knowing that to contradict mad folks is dangerous, sho at onco granted his request aud put an end to tlio nudienco." Our readow will remember how Dickens, in his Ital ian notes, portrays tho rudoness nud insolence of tho English in St. Feler's. lish nnd French. Hundreds of tho Ce lestials wero caught by their queues when running away, and dragged as prlsonors Into tho camps of tho allies. Thero is much to bo said in favor of Living in constant wiv , ho always car ries his long musket on his back, clcurly relieved against his bright, embroidered Jacket of scarlet and his snowy turban His parti-colored vest is embroidored, shuvinrr. nnd something too. aualnst it. too, if tho wearor is rich enough, and Somo ladles set their faces against the his crimson or yellow sash contains n beard becnuso they don't llko it, oth- llttlo portable armory of silver-mounted ers because they do. Who shall do- khanjars, yataghans, and pistols, vino cldo between? Diogenes said that ho Maronites, who number about threo who mowed his chin reproached nn- hundred thousand, occupy all tho nortn turo for not having made him a wo- ern part of tho mountain, including tho man. But, then, tho tub philosopher canfons of Kesiouan and Bsherrny. was a dirty fellow, who eschewed soap, Lebanon may ultimately bo an inde- so his opinion can havo no weight with pendent Christian Slate, it neeus out cleanly people. On thu other hand, a whisper from I'aris or St. Petersburg Fetor tho Great, who was a much smart- to mauo it so, ior uieru is pi-nnun nu or, though not a much cleaner inill vldu- spot on earth better adapted for moiin til than tho old lantern-bearer, laid a tain independence than Lelmnon. De heavy tax on beards, and finding that fined on every bldo by steep and lofty ho could not nbollsh them by that barriers; laved along Its principal ex means, had thu chins of his bearded tent by tho waves of tho ocean ; ascend subjects denuded of their hirsute honors Ing in successive ami dlstluctmountnlns with pieces or Iron hoop nnd oyster- to heights where, from tho nature of tho knives, ground, every inch or tho rock may bo Upon tho wholo, wo nro in favor of contested; containing within its limits rionnlmlolnPiis thov nleoso with their innumerable plateaus, covered with ft own rhliiM. This n free country, nnd deep nnd most fortllo soil, with ftbun- tho man whoso wlfo or sweetheart Is dance ofpurowater a heavenly cllmnto not, Hr-tdMi nbout tlm llns. has an Indo- a simplo, high-minded, generous feaslblo right to wear us much beard ns Christian peoplo, it Mould seem created nn itmw. rin ihn nthnr hand, if thu hid v for n llttlo Christian realm amid that likes barefaced men, ho had better cut it. dreary w aste of Mohammedanism. A clekk In a mercantile establish--ment writes to a friond at homo: "I hnvo a nlco timo of it now-n-days very llttlo work to do our firm don't ndver tlso." A YOUNO lady stepped into the storo of n merchant by tho nnmo or Wado, and vory innocontly said sho would llko to bo treiffied, (Wndo). " Really, I niu very sorry," said ho; "but my wife, will tell you that you are too lato by n couple of years." A-mono tho advertisements n week or two ngo, in n dally Journal, nppeartxl tho following : "Two sisters wnnt wash ing," and " A spinster, particularly fond or children, wishes for two or threo, having nouo or her own, or nny other employment." Tub fellows nro rather Importunato out AVest. Witness the following news- paper announcement : " Engaged Miss Anna Gould to John Caudal, City Mar shal, both of Leavenworth, Kansas. From this tlmo henceforth nnd forever until Miss Anna Gould become n widow all young men nro requested to with draw their particular attention." Tun Bishop of Wurtzburg onco asked a sprightly shepherd boy : " What uro you doing here, my lad?" "Tmiding swlno." "How much do you get?" "Ono florin a wcrk." "I nra also n shepherd," continued tho Bishop, " but I hnvo a much better anlary." "That may nil he, hut then f suppose you havo moro swlno under your care," innocont ly replied tho boy.