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in Ai'Tiion or " ctmraw SUM SOT i*O n> snurr." Two ships nailed out paat tho harbor bar One beautiful autumn day. More precious than all earUi'i Jownb are Was tho freight they txire away. There wore fend farewells and anxfoos sighs, And meeting of loving lips; There were eanioet prayore, as from longing ovea Mailed tho two [ore-freighted ahi|xa. The sky was dear, and tho sun shone bright, When they loft the hartior town; But tho storm-king rodo on tho (loop at night. And one of the ships wont down. Two human ships set sail ono day, Ou a calm and sunlit eoa; From th - I Kilt of homo they nailed away. And ono was look Ah mo 1 There wore hidden rods of crimo and sin, O'or which his life was tossed; There were merciless oldies to draw him in, And ho to life was lost. When ships go down in tho tracklom dnop. We weep, and tho church-hells toll; But Hearon mourns and the angels weep When is wrecked tho human soul. Youth'* Companiim. rVXOENT PAKIGKAPIIS. A weather report—A clap of thunder. Close rotations are not nocossarily stingy ones. Farmers report the hens as becoming wery set in their ways. "Come, gentle spring," says the bur glar, as he picks the look. Inquirer—Where is the best place to learn to sing ? Tho desert. Cattle earn their daily food in the summer by the sweat of their browse. Why is it that we hear so mneh abont the Cochin China bnt nothing abont the horse ? " People at tho mint aro working overtime." And yet wo see very little of their work. A lawyer is al>ont tho only man that ever made anything by opposing ]a woman's will. •' Does poultry pay V asked a strange of a city dealer. "Of course," we* the reply, " even the little chickens shell out." "Yes," said a lady, complacently, "I expect we'll get rioh now. My hus band has just been appointed one of the receivers of an embarrassed savings -bank." "I tell yon, gentlemen, that dog of mine is an intelligent critter." "Poa s ibly," mattered Fogg; " bat yon wouldn't think it, judging from the •company he keeps." English doctors say that plants In sleeping rooms mre nnhoalthy. French doctors say they produce sweet slnru bers. American doctors don't say any thing abont it, bnt charge it in the bilL A New York paper has discovered that ".San Francisco has a six-logged cow. It has beon attired in knee breeches ont of compliment to Oscar Wildo." That cow trnly has two, two, two limbs. " Oreen, let me introduce yon to my friend Brown." Oreen—"How are yon, Brown 7' Brown—"lt's my color, and I can't help it? How aro yon, Oreen?" Oreen didn't like tho joke, evidently, for he changed color. " I don't care so much about the loss of my thumb, as a thumb," said tho grocer, whose horse had amputated tho member, " but as a source of profit I shall miss it. I've measured that thumb in the shape of tieans, meal aud molas aaa nigh onto a thousand times. Well, my wife can't afford anew parlor carpet thin spring." A little child gave expression to an old story in the following manner : It seem* that the littlo fellow had dis covered a bee crawling upon his hand Finally the lice stopped for a moment, and, after remaining stationary far a instant, stung the little fellow. When the cry of pain was over, the little child said to bis mamma that he didn't care for the bee's walking about on him, bnt he didn't like his sitting down on him. China dugs are the latAst erase, and now in milady's bric-a-brac room will be fonnd a large and curions assortment, from the smallest. The chins dog hss advantages over the live article not to be disregarded. It doe* not bars to be fed, and instead of being fastened to a string, where it is running in every direction bnt the right one,', may be suspended from the belt by a chain and so relieve the tortaringi of its being lost. Then they neel no tnasxles, and they will probably not be taxed. " What do yon think of a strong government ?" inquired a New Haven man of his neighbor as they both leaned against the fenea, smoking their even ing cigars. "I think," said the neighbor, looking cautiously around, ''that women are best calculated to administer sash n government" And sharp, shrill voice from behind the dilinds called ont: "riamunl damns Jenkins, what are yon thinking of, talk ing tue whole night away ? It's Ume honest folks were abed." "I agree with yon," wae the remark of the original speaker, and they both slid bto their respeotivs gate* .with beeom n ( m eekoaea. i MORAL AND RELIGIOUS. Mluti.l Therf#r. In Isaiah it is written : "They shall mount np with wings as eagles ; they shall rnn and not be wtary, they shall walk and not faintand after the wulk ing comes the standing ■ Ours would be tho other way abont—first standing, then walking, then running, then fly ing. But wht wo seo in the word of God wo see in the actual life of tho Christian. First, wo soo him rapturous, exultant, mounting, flying ; then, in tho largeness of his heart, running in the way of God's commandments; then, when tho rapture and energy of tho first lovo are partly spent, walking in the path of life ; but now the contest with the enemy comes, and soothe Chris tian warrior stands. "Stand iu the evil day, and having done all, stand."— /'<•. Mackay, Iti-llgtona Xewsnnil Nalr Forty five years ago tho Hcottiah Episcopal church had only seventy two charges; to day there arc 202. The Methodist Episcopal church in creased tho number of its churches last year by throe hundred and thirty-four and the value of its churcU property by moro than 2,000,000. Bt. Xavier's Roman Catholic church, in Cincinnati, was recently destroyed by fire. It was the most beautiful church of the Jesuit order in tho West, and cost nearly 3150,000. The Methodist centennial, which it is proposed to hold in 1881, is making some progress. It is to commemorate the introduction of Methodism into the United States, sod will be com posed of representatives from all the Mothodist bodies in America. Ton years ago tho Central Presby terian church, iu Dourer, Col., was a missionary church. It now has a one hnndred-thousand - dollar church edifice, tho finest between Ht. Louis and Han Francisco; pays its pastor $5,000 and has a membership of 500. The average income of tho clergy of the Hcottiah Episcopal church for 1881 was $1,050, Tho raogo is from $215 to $4 ,425. Tho avcrmgo stipend of each of tho seven bishops is $3,280. Tho church has 67,483 members, an average of 331 to each congregation. The largest congre gatiou has 1,000 members. As the result of a deep religious in terest seventy-seven persons were re cently received into tho Presbyterian church at Ilarrodsburg, Ky. The whole oommunity has been seriously im pressed, and all tho other churches iu the place hivo had accessions. There has not been so much religious interest them for yoars, and the revival, both in and outof tho church, still continara. The general minutes of the Methodist Episcopal chnrch. South, give these statistics for 1881 : Traveling preach ers, 3,704; superannuated preachers, 307 ; local preachers, 5,865 ; white mem bers, 814,-*167; colored members, 003 ; Indian members, 5,431 ; total ministers and members, 860,687, being an in crease last year of 12,984 : Sunday schools, 9,310; teachers, 62,412; scholars. 462,321—increase last year, 21,707. PEARLS OP THOt'HHT. Happiness it something t > hope for and something to lore. Every man is occasionally what he ought to be jierpetually. It its good thing to learn caution by the misfortunes of others. A secret is too little for one, enough for two, and too mnch for three. Many men employ their first years so as to make their last miserable. Faith bnilds the bridge of prayer tha. spans the chasm of human need. Let no one overload yon with fa vors ; yon will find it an insufferable burden. Oratitudo is a fruit of great cultiva tion and not to bo found among gross people. It Is with happiness as with watches; the less complicated the less easily de ranged. There are more fools thsn sages; and among the sagos there is more folly than wisdom. Oreat deeds need to be tested by their spirit There can be no saintli neas without humility. Mover does a man portray his own character more vividly than in his man ner of portraying another's. We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done. We do love beauty at flrat sight, and we do cceee to love it if it is not ee oompenied by amiable qualities. Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes them selves are often the best teachers of all. The virtue of a man ought to be measured, not by his extraordinary ex ertions, but by his everyday conduct. Nothing is rich bnt the inexhaustible wealth of nature. Hhe shows us only snrfeoee, bnt she is millitn fathoms deep. TIIK HOME DOCTOR. Illnla on Nunaln* Ibn Mirk. Apothecaries' moasuro: Sixty minims (approximately drops,) one (laid dram; eight fluid drama ono fluid ounce; six teen fluid ounces one pint, eight pints one gallon. The pulse in health varies from 150 per minute in the infant to seventy or less in the adult, and is more rapid when standing than when sitting or re clining. In disease the poise varies not only in number of beats j>or minute, but also in its regularity, fullness and other qualities to bo recognized by a sensitive and experienced hand. Respiration occurs in health about eighteen times per minute, bat be comes more frequent in some diseases. The normal temperature is about ninoty-eight degrees. It may be in creased in fevers to 105 degrees or more, and is a bad indication in pro portion to its increase and steady con tinuanro above tho normal. A fall of temperature two degrees l>elow the normal is more dangerous than an equal rise above, as it indi rates prostration, and especially if con tinuous. Two thermometers are often required, ono for the room and ono to test the temperature of tho patient, by being placed in tho armpit or beneath the tongue. A good way to prevent ice from melt ing has been suggestod by Dr. Gangoe in the Lane*. Instead of placing ibe broken ice in tho ordinary bowl or tum bler it should be sn*|>cnded in a piece of coarse open flannel stretched across the mouth of the bowl and allowed to fall partially into it. The ice thus sup ported in tho flannel pouch had better be covered over with another piece of tho same material. Protected in this way from tho light and the water fo med by its own melting which filters through to tho bottom of tho vessel—lt can bo kept for ten hours.— l)r, Fuate'* flt'tll h Monthly. Stopped II N rajMT. Nowadays w ben a subscriber get* ao ma<l bee*ao an editor differs with him on some trivial question that be dis continues hia paper, we remind him of a good anecdote of the late Horace (tree ley, the well known editor of tho New York Tribune. Falsing down Newspa per row in New York city one morn ing, he met one of hia reader*, who ex claimed : •' Mr. Greeley, after the article yon pnhliahed thia morning, I intend to atop yonr paper." "Oh, no," aaid Mr. Gracley, "don't do that." " Yea, air, my mind ia made np. I shall stop tho paper." Dnt the angry subscriber was not to bo appeased, and they separated. Late in the afternoon tho two met again, when Mr. Greeley remarked : "Mr., Thompson, I am very glad yon did not carry out yonr threat this morn ing." " What do yon mean ?" "Why, yon said you were going to stop my paper." " And so I did. I went to the oliee and had my paper stopped." " Yon are snrely mistaken; I havo just come from there and the press was running and business was boom ing." "Sir," said Thompson, very pomp ously, " 1 meant I intended to stop my subscription to yonr paper. " "Oh I thnnder I" rejoined Greeley ; "I thonght yon were going to stop the running of my paper, and knocs me out of a living. My friend, let me tell yon something : One man is jnst one drop of water in tho ocean. Yon didn't see the machinery of this world in motion, and you can't stop it; and when yon are nnderneath the gronnd things npon the surface will wag on the same as ever." A Chinese l'ariieide. A horrible story is told in s recent nnmber of the Pekin (Chins) Gaaette. There was a young utn of so bad s dis position that his father compelled him to set up s separate establishment. One day the old man came to his son's house intending to pawn one of the young man's oosta in order to gamble with. The son refused, objecting also to give him a pair of stocking* ho had asked for. On this the father threatened to complain to the authorities of the son's unfllial conduct, and marched off for that purpose; the son followed him, armed with a jar, with which he hit his parent over the bead. The old man re taliated with a bill-hook, but was soon overpowered and killed. The son then stripped the oorpse, and, rolling the blood stained clothes into a bundle, took them home and hid them nnder the floor of bis room. The corpse being found. It was snpposed that the old man had been murdered, and the affair passed off; but one day the murderer get drank and told bis wife the whole story. The woman fearing that dis eovery might lead to het being impli cated, accused her hatband to the au thorities, and be was sentenced to un dergo the "slow and ignominious" process of being gradually cat in pjrcsrift. CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE. Tha Crarl W'r.ni It Caaard aa fnaaraat Man In lawn. Ovor a year ago a man named George Dennett was sent to the penitentiary from Montgomery oounty, lowa, for three years, a sentence imposed upon him after being convicted of selling a quantity of grain to a dealer in lt d Oak, representing himself to ho a far mer residing near that place. Tho fraud was not detected until tho sharper had skipped, and after somo search Dennett was taken in on tho charge by ono of that class of men who are de tectives because they are too stnpid to make a living at anything else, llennett was taken before the swindlod grain men. They recollected that tha man who swindled them had a chin of peculiar shape, and this man had that kind of a chin. On this sort of testimony one of that wise body of men known as grand juries indicted the man. lie was tried in court. The grain man swore to the chin story. The poor fellow himself on the stand denied each and every charge, but the jury were all men too smart too believo any ting that a man under arrest would say, and voted him guilty, and tho wise judge sentenced him to throe years in tho penitentiary. It seems that Sheriff Palmer, of the county, was not satisfied with the iden tification of the man, and set to work to ferret it out and discover the true crim inal. He found a clew, and wa < soon on the track of his man—ono William Hill. He found him in Missouri and arrested him. At first he vociferously denied the charge. But when he was told that another man had boon arrested and con victed for the crimo and was now serv ing out a term in tho penitentiary for it, he said, with a touch of human feel ing: "I was mean enough to swindle the grain firm out of the money when I was hard up, bu*. I am not mean enough to let another man servo out the punish ment for my crimo." He went willingly with the sheriff to Bed Oak, and seemed ao impatient to free the man who was suffering on his account that he asked to be taken )>e fore a notary, where he swore to his own guilt. This sworn statement, with a largepetition from the people, includ ing the two juries who had tried and convicted Bennett, and the judgo who had sentenced him, were laid before Governor Sherman, who signed a pardon at once. The grand jury also investigated Hill's case and indicted him. Ihr Diff.-rrnre Ibtewn a Cjclonc ami a Tornado. The difference between a cyclone and a tornado is defined by Mr. William Ferris, of tho United Htaten coast sur vey, to l>e this: A cyclone ia usually a broa<] l fiat, gyrating disk of atmosphere very much greater in width than alti tude; a tornado ia a colnmn of gyrating air, the altitudo of which ia fereral times greater than its diameter. Cy clones are horn of conditions extending oTcr large areas; tornadoes depend rather upon the vertical relations of tho atmoaphere, and occur when, owing to local changcaof temperature, the nnder strata of air bursts up through the over lying stratA. The enormous velocities of the ascending currents of tornadoes are supposed to be caused by the differ ence between the gyrating velocities above and those on the surface. It is these ascending currents which carry up tho vast bodies of water after ward precipated in the form of a deluge of rain. The water ia some times kept from falling by the aseend iug currents, and is often projecting outside the aiea of the tornado, when it falls in a gentle shower over a large area. When the weight of tho water overhears the force of the ascending currents, there occurs the tremendous fall of rain known as a cloud hurst. When tho area of a tornado is very small, a'land spout or water spout may l>e formed, according as it is over land and water. The width of these sponts ranges between two feet and 200, and their height from 30 to 1,600 feet. A white squall is an invisible spout formed when the dew point is low. The accompanying cloud is invisible because of its height, bat below there is s rag ing and boiling sea, with a gyrating current of air above it Land sponts and water aponta are hollow. Pleased to IISTC Him Call. A good old proscher of the Methodist persuasion officiated one day at a fune ral in Massachusetts, and at the close had a word of inquiry and advice, as is the local custom, with many of the au dience. Among others he approached a lady, a stranger to him, who was vis iting in the neighborhood, and after shaking hands, asked her if she was on her way to heaven. "Yes," she promptly answered, " and if yon ever come that way, I should be pleased to have yon call." The good old gentleman, hor rified at each seeming levity, turned away without reply, when a friend, ait ling near, remonstrated with Mrs. , who, still more horrified athcr mistake, said the understood him to ask her if she was on her way to Hudson, where she lived. A Snake That was Hard to Kill. While a company of men belonging to the American naval vessel John Han cock were surveying on ono of tho Malay islands (Host Indies), ono of them named Williams was bitten on the hand by an nnknown snake—ono of an ngly kind that "roosts' on the Pushes. Williams was terribly fright ened, and tho rapid swelling of the hand seemed to justify bis fe.ars. Lieu tenant Havorsham, relating the incident says: ' I blazed away at the snake with my revolver, but ho dodged every shot and kept his eyes on me with a steady glare. The captain and tho rest of the party came tearing through the jungle. "Look out I Mind that snake!" I cried; "ho bit Williams and looks ready for another. "Try him with your rifle," said Baker. I advanced, and putting the muzzle within an inch of his head pulled the trigger. When tho smoke of the die charge cleared from the thicket there was no snake to be seen. " linnt for him, boys, said the cap tain ; "I want a piece of him to put on Williams' hand." We began peering curiously into the bushes, moving them aside with our guns and gradually passing among them. We no longer feared an enemy whom wo believed blown in two pieces, at least, but his mate might be on some other bnsb. Suddenly one of tho men discovered him. "Stand still, Mr. Haversham!" he exclaimed. " He's got his eyes on you." I immediately acted on the caution, 'don't think I ever stood so still beforp. The speaker lifted Lis cutlass and brought the snake to tho ground with a | broken back. I bad simply jarred him to another branch with my rifle, and the cutlass that bad at lastbrougnt him , down had passed within two feet of my head. He now bit furiously right and left, tried the cutlass, which proved rather hard, and finally sank his fangs into his own broken back; and all the while it seemed that his angry, glittering gaze was fixed on mo—as if ho recognized the enemy who had just knocked him off his roost. The captain took a piece of hisjflesh, bruised it betwoon two knives, and l>ound it and a piece of tobacco over | the wonnd Then he told the man: " There, it's all right now. That'll draw the poison oaf, I know," and this cheerful assurance, combined with a pint of gin, so restored the poor fel low's nerves that he took np his car bine and expressed himself ready to continue tho march. Williams recovered—but whether it was owing to the "hair of the dog," etc., remedy, or to the tobacco, or the gin, is left uncertain. X Square that ter Sleep*, Malison squire, says the No* York correspondent of the Boston Jlcral<l, is the night focus of Gotham gayetr. The rest of tho city goes to bed early and sleep* soundly. Excepting the wicked end of the Bowery, about all the public insomnia is in tho Madison square neighborhood. The idea of Now York being awake and noisy all night is a mistake. Whole square miles are a* still after nightfall a* a Vermont village. Tho " ceaseless ro*r of traffic" is pnre fancy. Broadway is deserted for almost its entire length from a reasonable bed time nntil daylight. The exception is Msdison square, with a few squares above, below and alongside ; and this is the liveliness imparted by pleasure seekers. Ten theaters are here in a stretch ot as many blocks, and five more are not far away. Thus at lcaat 20,000 persons come into this area from all directions at about 8 o'clock every evening. They throng the sid-walks, crowd the horse cars and stages, and make the pave ments lively with carriages. But the great majority arrive afoot, walking from the nearest elevated railroad sta tion A New York theater of the fash ionable kind fills all of s sadden. The lower and seoond tiara are sold in re served seats, so tliat the audience ha* no need to t>e in place long before the time for the curtain to rise. As for the galleries, it is exceptional for them to have any oooupants worth mentioning. A IMMI Hank by a Whale. Tba Australian schooner Pet was al most instantly snnk by a large sperm whale. The monster had no sooner been descried than he charged the veesel, and the attack was so sodden that nothing oould be dona to repel it. He struck the schooner on the starboard bow and stove a large hole in her. The captain perceived that it was all np with the Pet and ordered away tho boat. This having been accomplished and water and provisions thrown in, Uia captain went below for his log-book and ship's papers, bat before he could regain the deck the veseol sank and he perished. Through seal knowledge is gotten; through laok of teal knowledge is but; lei a man who knows this double path of gain and low thus placa himself that knowledge may grow. Indian Wire*. Among the Northwestern t rib on of Indians innocencj in as marked among the girls an their color. The impres sion that the red maiden does not en tertain a high standard of morality in an error, for alio is taught an other girl* are, and grows np with well de veloped idea* of the responsibilities of life and a firm resolution to discharge them. Educated in the faith that she wan ordained to work she trains herself to undergo hard labor, and at sixteen years of age is sturdy and strong, brave against fatigue, and a perfect house wife. She may not possess New England notions of cleanliness, but she takes not a little pride in her personal ap pearance, and in the arrangement of her lodge she displays some crude ideas of taste and a cartxia amount of neat ness. If she marries a white 'man she makes him a good wife as long as she lives with him. His home is her sole comfort, and his comfort her sole ambi tion. She thinks of him an 1 for him, I and makes it her study to please him and make him respect and love her. She recognizes in him one of a superior ! race, and bv her dignity and devotion endears herself to him an l struggles to , make him happy. At the agencies ol the npper frontier thousands of men are employed, and it .is not an exaggeration to say that the majority of them have Indian wivoj , and live happily. They are not sought after by the maidens, for the Indian ' girl's custom is to remain quiet until after the marriage contract is mad i and the marriage portion paid over. The husband must have the dowry, with which he must invest his projected 1 mother-in-law before the ceremony takes place. The process is a little out of the usual run, and a description may be of interest The aspiring bridegroom must be well known to the tribe before he can hope to win a wife. Her people want to thoroughly understand him and know if he can support not only her but also her relatives in the event of a pinch. He must be a kind hearted man, with a temper warranted to keep in any domestic climate, and he must have a good lodge, and at least half a dozen of horses. If he be, and Lave all these, he can a-wooing go. Selecting the lady, be makes application to her mother, and at a council the price is fixed upon. If the girl be especially pretty her mother will demand a gun. two horses, and a lot of provisions, blankets and clotb. A gun is valued at SSO, a horse at 920, and he must furnish material to bring the amount up to from 9100 to 8150. Then he trios to beat the dame ' down, and if he succeeds he knows there is some reason for letting the girl go; if not he understands be is miking a good choice. The courtship is left ; entirely to the mother —Montreal Star, Appealing to a Higher t'onrt. Montreal some years ago, in the days of the old courthouse to feast his eyes npon which Nelson statue opposite turned bis back npon the bine water of the St Lawrence, had a very mtter-of fact magistrate who dispensed with jnslioe in petty cases in the basement of the temple of Themis. One fine day hL honor had just given judgment in a snit where loth plaintiff and defendant were women, and the defendant, who bad been ordered to pay the debt, amounting to abont $2 75, with costs, happened to be a woman of deep con fictions as to the jnsticc of her case, so, wrapping bcr shawl closely around her and lifting one bony arm tragically, ahe exclaimed solemnly : " Yonr honor, there is a Court Above to which I will appeal—** " There is no appeal to the court np atairs, my good woman, except in cases involving sums of S4O or over. Call the next case I' 1 was the brisk reply of the deeply nnimpreseed magistrate, end the defendant wrs hnstlod ont of court before she could explain. A Sign Which Conquered. A Wayne oonnty farmer who is much annoyed by tramps csme to Detroit a while ago and had half a doxen signs of " Smallpox—Beware!'' painted to post np on his house and gronnda. Although he had one on either aide of his gate they had not been np two hours when a rover passed between them and knocked on the door and aked for food. | " Didn't you eee those signs on the gate?" demanded the farmer. •• Yos'r, bnt I can't read." The next one xaid he was near-sighted J and thonght the signs read " For sale.' 1 The third had had smallpox and was I willing to none the family. The fourth ' had besn vaccinated, and was recklew. The fifth had a remedy to esU, and the sixth, after getting asray with a cold bite, tnrned to his benefactor and said: " If yon want to beat the boys knook down them signs and put np one reed ing: • Help wanted.* It never feils to keep'em jogging straight along." The farmer followed the advice, and he hasn't htd a call rieoe. Free frtti Acta, looks, Words, steps, form the alphabet by wbieh yea spell character.