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They stood above tho world Iu a world apart, And she drooped her happy eyea, And stilicd the throbbing pulsus Ot her happy lu-art. And the moonlight lull alxivo licr, Her secret to discover, And the moonbeams kissed her hair, As though no human lover Had laid his kisses there. " Ixxik up, brown oyos,'* ho iald, " And answer mine, Lilt up those silken Iringps, That hide a nappy light, Almost divine." The jealous 11 oonlight drifted To the Anger hall uplilted,| Where shone l lie opal ring— Where the colois danced ami shitted On the pretty changeful thing. Just the ofc), old story, Ot light and shade, . Love, like tho opal tender, Like it, ma>bo to vary— Maybe to lade. Just tho old, tendpr story, Just a glimpseol morning glory, In an earthly paradise, With shadowy reflect ions, In despair ol sweet btowu eyes. Brown eyes a man might well Bo proud to win! Open, to hold his image, Shut, under silken lashes Only to shut him in. Oh, glad eyes look togelhei For lilo's daik stormy weather, Grows to a tairer thing, Wh en young oy< s look upon, Through a slender wedding ring. Ttmplt Bar. THE MILLER'S WILL, Bedford row is n spot that everybody knows, but no one knows it better than Mr. Man by, the famous solicitor. . People mcctirg him enly en it gal busi ness, consider him a dry, enutious man far more disposed to question than an- ! swtr or pr..-3 an opinion; but at his own home, where I have seen him at times, he is very different. If cn a quiet even ing thcic art only a comfortable pair, or, at most, a trio ol friends present, Manby unbends, and at once becomes the most genial and frank of hosts. He can tell many stories ol his curious ex oerienc s and difficult cases. " About the neatest and mo it curious case r r fraud I t.cr bandied," he said, "was in connection with a testy old client of mine, a miller by trade. He had made a deal of monry, and didn't know j what to do with it. The man's name was Stokes—Matthew Stokes. •'Or.' day !.c called upon me, and said he w.,:.lcd to ask my opinion upon some matter, but I soon lound he had , made up his mine what to do, and the ' •eking my opinion wne only his way of getting me to carry out his ideas. He went into his with great energy and bitterness. Ho was worth thou sands he said—that I knew—all in vested, and his only heir was his dnuphter. en only child, who had ag gravated ' !iu by etopinr. nnd marrying one of his berk?, named Morlry 'The : clt : was one tf those cod-locking wh per enajp' r*.' the old man said. 1 witi passion. 'N ver eou <i see any thing in him b .• impud nee and talk— 1 a kind of cleverness t. Nt would have he'ped to make him a od showman— but st, r ' thought him heavenly; and after th< y got to love each oth r. as he said, if his impud'm e didn't writ" to me, asking me to give him my daughter : in marria;v!' I gave hi n his notice at I once, and ?. 1-l>: : -ht's wages; but that! didn't cure vise silly girl. She took to moping and melancholy. '"One day I found that she had eloped and the n< xt, ho sent me word that they wer - *married. I felt it awfully. I tell you. and could have killed him if I'd met him that day, and her too, al most. They're mixers! ly poor, that's one comfort, though he' in n place and does copying at night, n-id they've some children and lots of trouble; so I ought to be happy if I nint.. But here's the danger I'm getting od. and my doctors •ays I might be taken off sudorniy, so I want you to make my will, strong and hrm as jou can ma e it, doing her out of the least chance of getting my money cutting her off with a shilling, as it is called.' 44 * Soring you have no other relations for whom you care, do I understand you wish the money lcfttoeharities f Isaid. rot liking my ta-k over well, 'or I had no doubt that U the poor daughter had been there, "he c< uld have given quite a different look to the love story. •• "To charity ? No, hang chanty,' he . cried with a snort. 'I want it all given to Ilenry Gunson, a cousin of mine in the chy. I don't rare twopercc for him, and know little about him, but be once did me a kindness. It's all the same to me who gets the money, so as they don't get it. Svc P' "I did see perlectly, but thought I would try to alter his determination, for if one thing displi ases me more than an other, it is to be the nn ana of carrying dissension and hatred be yond the grave. Could he not, instead of trying to crush the young man who had •nrricd bis daughter, try to lift him up P From his own account it appeared that he ** hard-working diligent fellow, toiiftg bard for his wife and children. What more coul" a father wish for his son-in law t In a word, I tried to pour oil upon the wateis, but I nfigbt as well have poured it upon fire. Tho fury of the old man inoroasod, and was even turned upon me when I pointed out that in commercial circles the cousin, llcnry Gunson, of whom tie had spoken, was looked upon with strong suspicion, ow ing to an ugly bankruptcy cae with which I hod to do. He remained un moved. " 'I tell you it's all the same to me who gets it.' he persisted. ' It's nothing to me whether the man's good or had. Disobedience in children must be pun ished, and I can't do better than enrich my own cousin.' " Finding liini so firmly resolved, I promised to have a draft of his will pre pared, nnd to send it to him for perusal by my confidential clerk, which was done the following week. The wit nesses were cierks of my own. When signed, I WKH about to place it with the other papers connected with his bus iness, but the old man snappishly told me that he meant to keep that himself, and accordingly it was handed to him. "Two or three years passed, during which time I made large and frequent investments for him, but no further mention was made of his will. One morning I received a note from Lis housekeeper, telling of his somewhat sudden death, and shortly aftcr'reading the note I was called upon by the cousin, Henry Gunson. " 1 am a good udge of faces and disliked tho man the moment I saw him He was not a hypocrite, and made no show ol sham grief at the death of hix relative; on the contrary, he smiled, and ap peared perfectly jubilant at the stroke of good fortune. " 4 You have heard,' he said, ' I be lieve, of my cousin's death, nnd I came here because he once toid mo that, three or four years since, you had drawn up a will in my favor.' " All this was natural enough, but there wits something in the man's man ner that made me study his face closely. It seemed to me that under an apptnr ancc of simplicity Le wax playing a deep game. Yet what game could he be playing P I was forced to dismiss the thought, and turn my attention to | business. "'ft is true that Mr. Stokes did in struct me to draw up such a will, but he did not in rust the keeping of the document to me,' I answered. 'I , jve tho draft of it. and that is all ' "The man looked startles!, but the look was not one of genuine surprise, and only marie me suspect him mere strongly thnn ever. " ' Where in the world can the will be, th.'n *' he x-iid. ' Perhaps you oou.d go out with me and take charge of tilings, and see if it c an be found P' This wss said with a curious look i mto my (see. as if lie had been saying to himself, 4 1 wonder if ho suspects me P' I and, contrary to my usual practice, I | resolved to go in person instead of ser.d --! ing a clerk. 41 A cabwhiih he had kept in waiting j took ux to the house, in which we found the nurse who had attend* d the old man in his last illness,and an elderly woman wo had acted as his housekeeper. The nurse was not so stupid ax man? oid fasbienrd r.urses, and took occasion, dur ing n momentary absence ol Gunson. to draw me aside and say, 4 1 hope the old man's money won't go to that man. He was here eV'rso often before Mr. Stokes died, and they quarreled hot 1 I can tell you.' 44 4 What did they qnfcnv! about ? 4 I asked, with much interest. 4 4 4 1 think that man asked lor money, for I heard lain say: 4 1 shall be ruined if I cannot pay.' I did not hear all thai was said, bnt it was bitter while it I lsstid, and the old man had n" in with ! a fearful ring of the bell, and told me to show that villain out.' 44 4 1 saw murder in his eye, 4 lie said, ' and not a penny of my money shall he ever finger. I wish I krew wheie my poor girl lives. She should have it all, poor thing.' Then ho ordered me out of the room, am' I heard him shuffle across to the fire, and when I came bacx I could see be had burned something in the fireplace—which. I believe, sir, was tue will.' 44 No doubt the old man 4 a days had been shortened by the excitement from these frequent qunrr.els. When a man of no moral principles, like Gunson, is given an interest in another 4 s death, it is not at ail unlikely that he will try to hasten the removal of ail that stands between him and a fortune—especially when he thinks it can be done without danger of discovery.' I felt, however, as the man rejoined me, a thorough repug nance to him, and wss very near telling him not to trouble to look for the will, ax I had reason to believe that it had been destroyed, but I conquered the leeling as well as I could; and, indeed, I had no evidence to prove that the will had been destroyed. 41 The iiousekeeper then showed us a trunk in which old Stokes had kept all his papers. I opened it, and at the top I found a little packet of letters from hit daughter. I glanced at one; it was full of sorr iw and tenderness, asking so ear nestly if she might show him their hoy. The letter went on: 4 We cilt him Mat hew, father; and when we were without bread the little fellow said he won d come to you an I ask for some for mother. He was sure you would not say no; but now my dear husband has work, and although it would not be to beg we ahould come, yet I do want, dsar father, to see you once more.' Over the next few words the ink had run. or the paper had got so wet that I could not read them. Perhaps if the miller had been alive he could liave told um how Ibis happened. "I folded up the letter, and turning suddenly to Gunon, who tool been look ing over me, I saw a Hardonic smile on his Ince, which did not improve my opinion of him. We went overall the papers, hut could not find the will. "Just as I was ai)oul to close the trunk. Gunnison said: ' We have not looked in the pocket insld, the lid.' I did so, and to my surprise came upon a folded paper, which appeared to he the will, or so exact a copy of it that I was not prepared to deny its identity. It wns written on a kind ot paper that I have used for that purpose for half a lifetime, and the writing was unmistak ably that ot a clerk of mine named Peter Chipps. The signatures, too were all right, so far as I could see, hut yet I had a doubt. I caught myself taking the valuable paper out of my pocket and scanning it closely when Gunson was not by, ss if half cxpn ting the senseless paper to reveal some subtle treachery. I got back to my ofticc as soon as pos sible, and read the will carefully through; then I hunted up the original draft, and found that it agreed perfectly. " For some two or three day- the met ter stood over, for I was called out of town on urge.it business, but the morning of my return I was told that an old woman—the nurse to Matthew Stokes—had called to see me during my absence. She would not icavc any message, but said she would call when Ircturnui to town. That day as I was leaving the office the nurse came, full of apology, and hoping I should not think any the worse of her for what she had to tell me. ' You know.'she said, 'I told you that I believed Mr. Stoic burnt his will, and my reasons for j thinking so is tills. When he was asleep I picked out two little bits ot paper from the robes, and I kept them | in my ps ket ever since, nnd here thev arc ' " Hastily taking them from her. I cou lil see from there scrrps that it must ha\c been the will that Matthew Stokes destroyf d. for they r< ad: " 'My real arm personal ! Henry Gunson i the testator in his presence and in ' j "I compared the scraps of ja; < r wi' ti | the copy found in the trunk, and it was witiicut doubt in the s' me handwriting. I would have turned to the ckrk, w hose name stood first as a witness, hut he was dead; or 10 the one who had written and witnmcd the original will, and who, at this moment, I lelt sure mut know something ot this Irand, but lie had gone to drink a year or two before, and I li.od been reluctantly compeliid |to part with him. I asked if anyone | had his address, and by n strange coin | eidenee a letter had come from him that very day to one of my clerks, asking i him t0e.. 11, for he was very ill. The moment I got that I start'd off for Pe ter's lodgings in a cab. I tound him in bed, evidently in a rapid consumption, and had only to bold up the forged will and say significantly. 'How on earth did you come to do this.' to make the blood leave his face. He would not confess, however, until I gave him a pledge that he would not be punished for Ids share in the forgery, and that was more than I could take upon me to promise, so I left him. and marie my way to ,he miserable home of the M<r leys in (kiiden lane. Ily miserable I don't mean unhappy, hut poor. When I was adroi'ted to the house I frund they occupied two rooms on the second floor. The heiress of Stokes' large for turn was bi sy on her knees before the i tire, toasting bread tor Iter husband's tea, and her own rosy cheeks at the same time, and Mor.ry himself seated in a corner of the rrom, writing with a swift hand at the law papers he spent his evenings in copying. Mts. Mor ley was quits a young thing, and so good-looking that I could scarcely be lieve her the daughter of my deceased client. " When I told them of the death of old Matthew Stokes any one would have thought they had lost their kindest friend. Uis daughter was overcome with grief. I assured her that from what I hod heard, her father had for given her. and that If he had known their address he certainly would have sent to them. Both listened breathlessly to m| story, and then, when I gave my opinion that nothing now could stand in the way of her inheriting her father's wealth, she simply went up to her hus band, clasped him In her arms and kissed him. and then burst into tears. But when I spoke of prosecuting her father's cousin she, with the true ten derness and tact of a woman, said: 'No; my poor father would not have dis graced a relative, even though he de served it. Perhaps if you wrote to him telling him what you have discovered ho will .rouble us no more,' " It was bard to let the rascal slip, but I wrote to Gunson accordingly, and if my pen had been dipped in acid, I could not have written stronger. He needed no second dose. Without even having the politeness to reply, he was off to America by the quickest route, fearing every inch of the way, 1 expect, that the police were in his wake. I got the whole details ot the plot out of Peter Chipps, from which it appeared that Gunson na sooner discovered that bis cousin bad really burned the will form erly executed in his favor, then he sought out my late clerk its a fitting tool to produce a duplicate from the draft. The price gfv< u nos a mere trifle —eome £fl or £A; but Peter had re solved to bleed his employer without mercy the moment be got possession ot the old man's money, by the means of forged document. Peter was dvlng when lie made the confession, but Mrs. Morley was at his house next day, and look the poor fellow's bica'h away by telling him she would see tfiat bis wife and children were well cared for. The stricken man stared at her some moments in dead silence, nnd then he feebly snatched at her hand and burst into tears. He c< nldn't speak, but the sim ple gesture said more than a thousand words could have conveyed. " Mrs. Morley has not lieen spoiled by her good fortune. She is the same lov ing nnd generous-hearted woman that she was in poverty She declares to this day that she is not a wliitmoie happy in her gmnd house than she was in the two-pair bw k in Golden lane. And I believe she speaks the truth." Words of Wisdom. Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them. Open your mouth and purse cautiously and your stock of wealth and reputa tion shall, at least in repute, be great. 'Tta nq ill tiling to bo ashamed of one's poverty; but much worse not to i make ub of lawful moans to avoid it. The reason why so few marriages arc happy, is because young ladies sp nJ their time in mnkingnet", notln mekHy cages. Men are sometimes accused of pride, merely because their accusers would Is* proud themselves were they in their pla es. It may serve as a comfort to us in all our calamities and b 111 lotions, that he who loses anything and gets wis !om by it, is a gainer by the lass. The qualities of your friends will be the qualities of your enemies; cold friends, cold enemies; half friends, ha f enemies; fervid enemies, warm friends. Gluttony is the source of all our n j firmities, and the fountain of ail our ) diseases. As a lamp is choked by a j supirnbund.in< eof oii.a fire< xtinguisbed I by excess of fu ,so is the nntural health ! ot the body destroyed by intemperate | diet. On the surface of lakes th t I have ' -een, just so long'ai the wind blew there , was nothing hut a great black rough ness; but when the wind wont down, nnd the water was tranquil, then ail ttic stars of heaven were r< fleeted in it. 80 in the tumults in this life, in the thunder of anger, in the strife of envy and pas > s on. men's hearts are so disturbed that the divine influ'mecs fail to reflect them j selves there in I rani.tin's Maxims. Plow d< 1 p whi sluggards siccp. and you shall have corn to sell and keep. I'ridc is as loud as want, and n great j doa! more saury. Si.ks and satins g, nr.els and velvets, put out the kitchen tire. Diligence is the mother of good iock. I'ridc brink fasted with plenty, dined with poverty nnd supp d wiih infamy. Extravagance and improvidence end at the prison door. It is cairr to build two chimneys that to keep one in fuel. If you would know the value ol money, go and try to borrow some. What maintains one vice would bring ■ up two children. He that goes a borrowing returns got rowing. Rather go to b"d t opperim# than rise in debt. Sloth, iike rust, consumes loiter than labor wears. A life of lcburc an ! a life of laziness are tw.i differf nt things. Creditors have better memories t! an debtors. The roilingstr.no gathers no moss. If you would have your business dote, go; if not, send. Ifis foolish to layout money in the shape of repentance. Take t are of Wills. In the British house of lords I.*>rd Brougham once mentioned two some, what remnrsahle facts, showing the necessity of hnving a safe place for the deposit of wills. The first case was one in whicli one of his noble friends, at a drviwe, gained f 150.000 a year. How the first lost it, and the last gained it, was by a will being found in a rusty old box, in an old traveling carriage, and which, therefore, might have been very naturally lost by accident or de stroyed from ignorance. The second case wns one also in which some of his noble friends were concerned, and the um in question was no less than ff750,- <■oo. This sum would have been en tirety lost to the purposes for which it was intended, if the inquiries relative to the existence of a will with respect to it had been in tituted in the winter in stead of in the summer. The will was searched for everywhere, but could no where be found, until at last it was dis covered in a grate, and stufled like a piece of waste paper through the bars; if it had been winter instead of summer in all probability when the fire hod heen lighted it would have been destroyed. The Vice-President's receipt to the messengers bringing the electoral votes ot the States reads as follows: "Ro ot ived of ——, claiming to bo a messenger to deliver the same, a sealed package purporting to contain a certifi cate o. the v ts given (or President and Vice-President of the United Slat- s by the electors of the Bute of —, alleged to have been elected November the Bd, 1880." The n> >n who " let in a thief to steal •way bb brains" was mad as a hornet when the thief cams oat and said hs couldn't find any.—GaU C%. TIM FLY TOPIC*. A quiet man traveling a nhort timo •go by rail in Knglarnl woh annoyed by the noise which two or three men In the same carriage were making. One of thetn had been telling tremendous stories about himself in a loud voice and hud tried once or twice u> draw out the quiet mn, but in vain. At lost he fumed to him and said, rather of f< n. ivc-ly: "I fe;tr, sir, that our noise Ima rather inconvenienced you' " "No! in the least," he replied. " I thought,' returned the noisy man. "that you did not seem interested by my stories." "Quite the reverse, my dear sir," said the quiet one; " I was very much so—in fact, I aru a bit of a liar myself." Of the 1,628,000,(100 gallons of milk produced in the United B'itte# In a year, it is probable that about one.eighth w used in rearing and fattening ol calves, | leaving a balance of 1,424 500,000 gallons I for consumption in the fonn of riii.k, butter, cheese and in cooking. If Lhis | was all mad" into cheese it would pro duixf over 50n,000 tons ol ripe cheese, i assuming that a little over a gallon of ' mi k makes one pound of green c.ieese i and that it loses filu-en pc-r cent, in I ripening. This would give usaboutten | ounces per head, pt r week. Or it would j make 230.000 ton* of butter, receiving twi nty-two pints to the pound, or five ounces p r r h'-ad, per week. It is evident from tl<estatement which President Di*x male* in his annual mes-agc that the Mexican republic lias awakened thoroughly to the impor tance of connecting the chief towns by rabioads. He says th t lie has given Un States authority to build railroads, and he speak* ol ten lines which are being constructed. These include the inter-colonial railroad a" Tehuantepce. "h" line from Gu-iyma* to our frontier, and the two greattrurk railroads which are to e-tablih communication betwi en th Mi xi< An capital and th' Amuican system, with two branches to the Pa. rifle. Such evidences *f progrcs* are signifi ant in a country which a (- w j year* ago could boa*l only of the Kng lis 1.-built lin- from Vera Crux to the capital. It is surprising how quick.y the vege i ta!ion of many countries settled by F.urop-can* '.as been modified A German writer,describing the flu: aol Chili south , of the Vaidivia river, states that the j a riiiry between the Rio Bur.a and its II winding fiflluents reminds him very strongly of homiu In the park-.ike prair-cs, as social* with dc iduou* | I leeches, are numerous scattered appic 1 tre- *,originally introduced from Europe. The apple tree na* iprtad from Vaidivia ( to Osorno, and cv n crossed the Andes I ir.U- North wi st< rn Patagonia, and sprea I i thence eastward. Indeed, it has become so wide y distributed and so general, | that the Indians from the distant regions of the Argentine river.*. Kio Negro and 1 Rio Colorado, are called manxanc ros oi iap ( h Indians. An American correspondent in Ire land say* in a recent letUr: "Many Eng lishmen of reputation as writers on Fe cial and political economy sre wander ( ing about Ire.and ju*t nw. In exinvcr sation with them one i* struck with the fact that they have become ce>nviri"d that the landlord must bend or breiak I' be does not make concessions which he privately regard# a* mem-tinus. lie will tec the system of rental abolished. The twelve thousand innd owner* of Ire'iard must pay careful attention to the pre ent outcry of the six liundr- ! thousand tenants unless they wish to be swept away." There are frequmt references in Shnk speare and contemporary writings to "*fa coal fires;" the term "sea coal" j b'ing applied to the soft coal brought j by sea to Ix>ndon from Newcastle. Kariy n the thirteenth century its use w prohibited in Ixmdon on nroount of its ' nnheaiUitulnews; but the prohibition wa* not long oherved, and it soon became the only fuel. Combined with the thick and constant fog* which now Lang over or inwrap tbe city, the smoke and soot is increasing the death rate every year, and has even caused some fear of a catastrophe which shall end in tuflocatir.g the whole city, and the calamity of Pompeii in a different form be repeated. One of the remedies pro posed is the importation of anthracite from America, so that the old term of "sea coal" may come into use again. Of late, the United States have been marching forward in the direction of technical training in art. Not in high art merely, hot in *he creation of all the elegancies of lbe, which wi re once ex clusively imported. We now manufac ture hardware for Sheffield, cotton, yarns and prints and dress fabrics for Manchester, ribbons for Lyons, ami are in a fair way to supply steam engines for Glasgow and I*cd*. as we already do for Japan and Anstralia. In the finer e'ass of goods, such as Walthnm and Elgin watches, and Newoort watch cases. our Paierson silk weaving, and our silver tableware—such as was pur chased by the Prince of Wnlm at the Paris exposition—ail tell a wonderful tale of progress for this child-nation of the world. It is very difficult to transplant nut bearing trees, even when they are quite young, on eonount of their long ap roots. If this root is rutoff ami tbe tree removed with a ball of froien earth ad hering to it. it may live setaral years; bat tbe chances are that it will never make a very thrifty or productive tree. It i* Accordingly betp-r to r lent t lie nut* a in the places where the trees are desired. * They may i>e planted in the fall, but there is some danger of their being dug 1 up and eaten by small animals. If plant ing is delayed till spring, the nuts should in* placed, nearly as soon as they are gathered, in shallow box's of aand or light soil and left in an exposed condi tion where thy will free-. It is best to excavate a hole icvera! feet deep and fi:l it with manure or t • c.iyr;d leaves A and loose soil, and to plae.e the nuuP within a few inches of the surface. This will insure a vigorous growth. Probably fifty years hence there will be abundance of trees in the West. Agriculturists are rapidly awaking to the necessity of planting them. The fort Scott and Gulf railroad company !ua begun the planting of hundreds of ; tree* on it* land*. A Ike-ton < apatalist ! has engaged a oompany of raisers of lor es' sc< dlings in Illinois to break and plow a large area in Kansas, and plant i no than 2,700 trees to the acre, and ! cu.tivate these until they shade the ground. At the end of tLattime—say ten years—the plantations will be deliv ered over to the owner. No trees less than six feet high are to be counted. I fie >(>rt Scott railroad hasadopted this ; plan, one advantage of wLieii is that tire tree enterprise will be attended by ex perienced nr-n, whose interest it will be j to make as much of a success of it as possible. B.ackfect, Woods, and i'iegar.sare the Indiaii.* at the agency on the northern 1 border of Montana, and their agent. Major Young. Is ab.e to r port a good T<ar's work done by them. They cut and hauled ail the agency firewood, built all the agency fence®, inclosed 500 erf s of land, btii.t log cabins, and tilled small farms. Running Crane seems t be the champion raiser of potatoes, an 1 he-e, with turnips nnd carrots, are the favorite Indian crop". Crow Gut, on one of the i-sue days last autumn, when !iis red brethren wen crowded around th a-' r.cy for th'ir -nnuity supplies, drove up to the gate ij , vr- pv n loaded With b.s i:irra pfodu w. and .Id it hy measure to the crowd a neatly as any white peddler could have dote. Aito j gether, these Indians, who were not considered the most hopeful, are evi dent.y coming on in civilised ways. —— O.' an t' legraphy has attained an <x ;-Til and sc pc v.hi h the projectors of the syst'in cou d scarcely have fore n. The length of different cables, in nautical mi.o, i* thus si.us stated in a re<-nt publication : Anglo-Ameri can (Ire.and to Newfoundland), 1 hSO ; miles, and from N'wfoundiand to | Sydney, N. 8., over 30 miles. a total distance of about 2.150 mil 's for each of its thr cabif#; the Ang.o-Frrnch ca b.e from lir st (ny war of St. Pierre) to Duxbury, about 3,3 J.i nji lc-; the Direct Unit- d States cable from ire.and to Tor bny and fri-m Tor bay to Kye Beach, , 2.3f>0 mil*s; tuid die new Fr'neb cable from Brest to from St. Pierre to Cape Cod. sw miles, and from Hrr t to Penaimce, 151 iubes; ' ;i total length nf about 3 4f>l tubes. Two new Atlantic cables, which it is now proposed to lay, will each add 2,400 mile* to tLe system- These cables, when .kid, arc to l>c era rated in conncc | tion with the land line® of the Arncri -1 ccan Unitr. T .<tat h<< n ; any. Mehsonier. the cciebraud F'rench piinttr. whose mark"! characteristics haveLrrctoiore facn such xtrtue p-i --na'.im -# <d octal nr. d .i- yof i.nish :.s to nnJn a microscope sometimes de irsbic in examining l is work, has re ; cently signed n con tract to puiDt two pictures, each aleout twenty-six by six lean in sise. One is to illustrate the idea of Peace, the other that of War, and Ik U to receive fur the two tbe eneriu' us price of 1 500.000 francs, or nearly $3Ol (too. The contract was made with a company of Bclg.an speculators, who propose to organise a joint stock company to be sty led the "Societe Melssonier," with shares at SUo each, the purpose of which will be to exhibit the paintings, and also, wc presume, to sell engraving* or other reproductions of the o. W hetbe r the distinguished artist ran maintain in works of this reputation he wc n in the smaller (Wld he cultivated so well, remains to be seen The time in which the pictures sre to be finished is named at. two years, which, at Uie price Stipulated, will be pretty liberally paid for, whether the work Is worthily done or not, and whether the company makes or losses by iu> venture-. " Lines l Julia." The old*fashioned a.hums in which one writes a sentiment, or "Lines to Juiia," hate hern revived, and ths * young man of the peri >d has our sympa thy. He will be asked to write somt tliing in erne of these albums, and he will take it home and ruin his constitution and almost r-lapse into a brain fever in , . bis search through old film of paper* and magasine* for a few verses appro priate, At the end of a couple ot months d he may find some lines suitable by sub stituting the name ol Fanny for Mary, and then he will return the book with the remark, that, " Here's a littlr piece I composed the night you gave me the al bum. and 1 always forgot to return it." He n*giect* to tell her that he tore three leaves out of the hook* before his task wss completed.- Norruimtn Htraid. A New York boardirg-house took fire the other night, ai d th< flames got as far as the pantry, when 'hey went out for want of fato.—FktiadtlitkU Ntm.