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On A Naughty Little Boy, Sleeping.
Jus’ p«»w I oii'khJ fr«»m I* «il anti -rair
A J*»\fu! treble that had grown
A* d- :ar to me u« that g' o- t 'lie
Th •' tell* the wo.nl mi older rare.
A11 i I• t(!•* toot-It; - on tin fl.tor
W ere -laved. 1 laid a-itle 111v pen.
K rgot im tin in* . and ii-teneil—tin n
Mole softly to the library itoor.
No-ight! no sound! —a moment** I'-ak
Ol lanfv ihriiltd my pulwe* through:
“II — no**—and Vet. Ihal fain \ drew
A father’* b’oml from heart ami elieek.
Anti I In-n — I found him! There he hy.
>urpri-ed hy sleep, t aught in I he art.
The » iny Vandal who hail franked
Hi- little iot\ n. and thought it play :
Th- -batten «1 v t— ;*the l»rok« n jar :
\ match -I leriugoo I fl
The ink*t••ml*- ptirpl* |hm>I «»f gore;
Tin tile--lilt U — atlcicd Ileal' Plld f r.
Strt wii a\e- of album- lightly presped
I hi* W it k*‘d **Hab> of the Woo I
In la. I. ot had the hou-ehold go.nl
Tlr- -on anti In ir Was aeig d — possessed.
V t •!I hi lain, for - t-ep had caught
1 • ! arid th ,t reached.the left that strayed;
And t..i > n in lint .mini-cade
i • \ i< tu was himself t/erw rought.
What though t»rn i a\- - and tatt• ■ r■ I book
- hi t. -titl- d til- deep dl-grace!
I - ooptd .rid *«--• d the inki !a< e.
With i - !• mure and ea.m ou'look.
Tie u ha k I •:<» and hall beguiled
Mt gUli . in tlU-l tha when u*> -leep
-houlJ i-oine. tin re iiitghl I* One a im'd keep
An equal mercy for His child.
— [Bret llaitc m lhirytr'* May uine.
Mrs. Wilkins’s Duty.
She “always tried to do it.” -hr -aid. hut
like the kitchen work of poor housekeeper*
it was never done up. 1 dm insisted that
there w a- more than lie longed to :.c fam.ix.
“Aunt ‘I.i/a x tii took in u good deal lor
other folk-”; and mice h»* -lyly chalked a
sign upon th* front door; “Duty Dune
Here.” Hut t ali 1 dm had arrived at that
peculiar age when a hoy ha- no rights ami
l- nee*led to run of errands, and it i- prob
able that duty—hi* aunt’s, not hi* own
interfered with h.- comfort even more than
that of ohier pc<.pic.
In truth. Mr-. Wilkin-’- duty was not a
convenient article to have about the iww-e.
It x*.i-a h -;..ng. aggrt--ive affair, alwax
-pringing up unexpectedly, like on** the
dog- mi unaccountably petted m some house -
hold- for their -me virtue of lie mg aiway- in
tin wax. Moving forward, one run- again-*,
ti.i creature ami growls; moving ha* k
ward, one step- upon it- ta.. and it snari
I’ ... - ■ i tin hack piazza to '* carefully
-:ep}x .i oxer in the daytime and di-a-tron-ly
-tuinhii d oxcr at night, and haunt- the front
-top— to hark at every xi-itor c*»ming m and
to howl after every mem tier of the family
Mr* Wi!k:i - kep! no dog. hut her duty
-*:ilh d an opt .Ttuintx and pounced out of
it- i.id.ng t lan ; wiun then- came a timid
litti* kii k at diuiitg-room in the « irlx
n.orn.no. and it- answering revealed a -mall.
’ : i.« i. h.'uwn r x *1 figure—fan- and
o *Im»tii past the fre-hne— of their youth
—* an x mg a ha-ket.
••Vi 1 timming. A1 r-. \N ilkin-.”
• led Mrs. \\
onlx half au invitation in her voice.
Ha : a nee was only a half-one like
The little brown woman -tepjietl in, cer
tainly. ami jMn-ed her- if on the outer edge
of a * hair nearest the door.
“I eaia d to -et if you didn’t w.uit to buy
-onie knitted article- or engage work of
that -<»rt.” -he lx-gan in a deprecating voice.
••Well, I don't” inteq>o-ed Mr-. Wilkin-,
verx jMi-itiveix. “I do ail such work mv*
•• I . i \i . . • ven 11
ami I am glad t<> d«> it."
••] suppose -o. but I consider it my duty
to do all I can myself und -ct other folk
the example whether they follow it or not,"
-aid Mr-. Wilkins, with a slight gesture like
emptying her hands of responsibility. **lf
1 was going to give out work at all it would
1r* some hard job- that would !*• a help to
1r- rid of. not tin pick and choice, little,
easy things that I call rest and not work :
but then 1 ain't so particular as some, and
so 1 do aii kinds myself."
A faint flush crossed the visitor's thin
She was not qu sure that a
l**en called indolent and advised to go to
work and earn an honest living; the word*
j only had an uncomfortable sound ; so the
lips kept their timid, gentle smile, though
they trembled a little. She held tirst one
hand in its thin cotton glove, and then the
other to the fire; moved uneasily, glanced
j down at her feet w ith a dim thought that if
! they had always chosen the smoothest path
it had Wen rough enough to wear out her
shoes much faster than she could replace
them ; and then she arose to go.
“Was’nt you rather hard on her ’Liz’
beth?” asked Mr. Wilkins, with a regretful
glance toward the door as it closed.
Mrs. Wilkins returned to her seat at the
breakfast table and surveyed him over the
••Hard on her? I only told her what I do.
and if that pricks her conscience and makes
her uncomfortable, it*s not mv fault. But
you needn’t worry ; she just said good morn
ing a- sweet as ever. She’s one of the weak
kind that can’t W stirred up. and have not
spunk enough to sav their souls are their
own. 1 wonder what such folks are good
for? They’ll never make the world any bet
ter that’s sure. They hav en’t courage enough
to help put down any evil if it was right
under their noses: they’d only stand und
smile. The very sight of ’em provokes me.
1 consider it my duty to speak out w hen 1
-ee things going so wrong."
“But then everybody ain’t alike, 'Liz*
lieth,” interposed Mr. Welkins.
“Needn’t tell me that! it’s plain enough,’’
snapped Mrs. Wilkins. "Just look at this
neighborhood—peaceable, orderly place two
year* ago; and now there’s a new mill
started and all sorts of vagabonds brought
here to work in it. If I’d had my way they
wouldn't have come: and now they are here
somebody ought to keep a very sharp w atch
on ’em. But that's the trouble ; there’s so
many mild, easy folks that want to sit still
an’ do the knittin’ work of life that there’s
precious few left to take care of the good of
"1 don’t see as the mill folks have done
any mischief yet, ’Liz’beth.”
“Of course you don’t see, and nobody else
sees; but 1 know there's something going
on w hen the lower part of the mill—the old
empty store room hack there, it can’t be
seen from the street—is lighted up two or
three nights every week,” said Mrs. Wilkins,
triumphantly. “I’ve watched the twinkling
through the shutters, tight as they’re shut,
and seen folks slippin’ in through the door,
too. It's time it was looked after, and I'll
do my duty, if nobody else doe*. There
may be a gang of thieves or counterfeiter*
stalling for all we know .”
A suppressed giggle made Tim suddenly
cough and put down his coffee cup.
“Timothy,” exclaimed his aunt severely,
“if you don’t drink coffee without doin’ it
so fast that you choke yourself, you’ll have
to go without it. I’ll do my best to bring
you up right, whatever come* of it.”
Bringing up Tom iu the way he should go
was one of Mrs. Wlikms * strong points.
He was the son of her niece ; and Belinda
had married in opposition to her aunt's ad
vice. Mrs. Wilkins protested and then
w ashed her hands of the w hole matter.
Hut when the poor man was so inconsider
ate a> to die and leave Hcliuda w ith halt a
dozen children just when she needed his
help, Mrs. Wilkins’s opinion of his general
“slackness” wax verified. The family were
poor, of course*. She didn't believe in send
ing in many things—self-de]>endence was a
duty—but she offered to take Tim.
Having the lxiy to raise makes me more
careful alniut the morals of the w hole place,”
she said, returning to hef original subject,
“and as for there tieing no thieves round
here. I’ve thought for some time that meat
went pretty fast from our smoke-house.”
“Don’t—now ’l.iz’lH’th. 1—I’m sure no
one’s stole any,” said Mr. Wilkins w ith a
startled, uneasy look. “You couldn’t have j
counted.the hams and everything.”
“Xo. I don’t count, but 1 can miss Yin for
all that.” affirmed Mrs. Wilkins, decidedly.
"1 know there’s more go than we use."
“Anyway, it’s no difference. I wouldn't,
'I.iz'beth—there’s plenty, vou see. more than
wo want,” advised Mr. Wilkins, urgently,
but rather incoherently. Then he caught
up hts hat and started tor the barn.
Mr- Wilkins looked after him with pity
“When you’ve more than you want your
self. leave it handy for somelKnly to steal.
Well, that’s a new commandment. I do de
clare.” she said.
■ Not so dreadful new, either, Aunt ’Lis**
U*th.” mteqwwd Tim, stoutly ; “chum* the
Hible folks was told to leave some of their
harvest s., the poor could come and get it.
I read it myself; only it wasn't called steal
ing then, and was to i.< U-ft handier than all
stowed awav in smoke-houses.”
‘•Timothy, began Mrs. n ilkins t-it 1
suddenly remcmlicrcd that the chicken*
were wait; in: for breakfast, anti choose to
interpret the excianiat *n a.* an admonition
in that direction.
“Yes’ni, 1‘ui goin* to feeil 'em right away.*'
In observed, seizing a basket of corn, ami
darting through the door by which hi* uncle
In truth it was not altogether easy to
mould Tim to the desired shape ; there was
t<*. much indiv nlualitv about him. l.nca*iug
him m Mi* NVilkins'* (<h!c of manners was
putting too large a 1h-v into too small a
Jacket; he was always bursting out at th.
fl ' " M
Wilkin* s;ghed at th> new evnlen . of ti.*
nuniitcr ».t thing* in the world that needed
her attention; but Kngland never expected
everv man to do hi*dutv nmr* *tronglv than
Mrs W likuis i \jH vted to do her*.
1 hat evening the mysterious light ap
peared again m the store-room of the null.
> : i *.iM plainly s< e them, for just U*y I'lul
h« i own back gate an ojk u field slojnd
directly and steeply down to the building.
The road uflbrdt d a public and more circuit
ous nusle of r« aching it. but from the hiii
top tl»e susoa lous store -room was directly
in rang* Mr* Wilkins determined t->takc
a more thorough observation than the kitch
en window allowed. and throwing a *huwi
over her hi ad she picked her w ay carefully
down the icy step* and crossed the yard to
th* gate. The snowy Id lay white and
g’..stening in tin: moonlight, ami *t.*:: ling .u
th* siu .n-ritig shadow ot .1 j•«***; sin- watch**!
the door iielow .
11* tore si;, *1.covered any one entering ,
th* h she n« ir-1 *<>und* r- a sotin r direction
she siioultl prove Is yon*! all d*uil>t that her
meat was stolen and detect tin- thief M .th
that quick tin .gilt she turned her lead
cautiou*i\. \ ■ >m* ..t *: .• d tin *:n< m
M ..kins w t *. i until tin :r« 4 « art d.
passing along in the 'ha le of the house,
and a* it emerged into i n clear moonlight,
sin- leaned eagerly forward to catch a full
sight of it. It was eag* rly reo gn.zed. Mr.
\\ ilkius, bey id all jues >n, sti g meat
from ins ow u store*.
lhe revelation was astounding. In her
astonishment she incautiously loosed her
hoid on th* gat*--jM*st. look a step toruard
and her feet sapped on the treu* heron* ,
ground. Sh sat down vlob-ntlv, and in an
instant sin- was speeding rapidly down the
hill towanl her original jH»inl ol investiga
For once the path of duty was smooth 1**
fore her—entirely t- o smooth and icy. Siu1
could not check or guide her progress; her
t*ft struck with force against the mysterious
d«»or. pushed it open and she sfid into a
1‘hieve*. gamblers.or whoever they were,
she must not Ik* discovered by them. Hashed
through Mrs. Wilkins'* mind—more an in
stinct of self preservation than a thought—
and springing to her feet sin- slipped behind
some boxe* piled near her. 1 he noise at
tracted attention, and in a moment the store
room was opened, and a boy looked out.
••(mess it's only the door blew open; don’t
catch good," he reported.
•Tank it then, Janies; and then bring in
tin* key." said a voice from within; and to
Mrs. Wilkins's consternation the order was
obeyed, and she was a prisoner.
1 he 1m>v left the other door slightly ajar as
he re-entered. A gleam of light shone into
the hall, and there were sounds from the
room beyond—a scratching of j**n*, and a
woman’s voice; it sounded wonderfully like
that of the little knitting woman, directing
•• w ell done, ausan.
••Now don't lx.* disheartened, Will. Of
course while you work in the mill, and can
only study at night, you can't get along just
as some do who go to school all <la\ ; hut
what you learn may Ik* of some use to you.
We cart* most for things that cost us trouble."
There were a few simple mathematical
problems, and then reading, and the words,
spelled (Nit with difficulty by some, were i
“Charity sutfereth long and is kind. It
flaunteth not itself. Thinkcth no evil.
Beareth all things, believeth all things, h«»p
eth all things.”
It was easily understood. Mrs. Wilkins j
leaned forward a little, and could peep into <
the room. Fifteen or twenty bovs and girls |
from the mill gathered into a night school, j
Then those w onderful words, read so slowly
and emphatically, seemed suddenly to as- j
Bume a new und deeper meaning than Mrs.
Wilkins had ever thought of their possess
ing. Some things do show more clearly in
the dark than in the light.
As the timid little woman, who would ,
have been frightened at the sound of her ow n
voice in any other audience half so large, ex
plained in her simple, gentle way, the pas
sage read, it occurred to the listener outside
that some one was keeping a “sharp watch”
on those mill people, after all, and that this
might Ik* a better w ay of doing it than might
Ik* practised by any police force. It was a
very informal school. One girl had brought
her lK*st dress that the teacher might show
her how to meud a rent in it, and another
was trying to knit a pair of mittens for her
brother. Kvery winter has its thaw s. Mrs.
Wilkins had a heart dow n under all the crust
of opinions that she christened duty; she l»e
caine interested, despite her uncomfortable
The position was unpleasant. She did
not like playing eavex-dropper to this inno
cent gathering, but there seemed no help for
it. She could not escape through the locked
door; and boldly revealing herself, and ex
plaining her absurd suspicions, and the re
markable way in which she had come there
w as more than even her thought could en
dure. So she kept her place, honing that
when the pupils were dismissed she might
slip out among them unnoticed. But when
the lesson hour was over they departed slow -
ly; by twos and threes, the open door fling
ing a flood of light out into the hall. At
last ordv one lingered, and Mrs. Wilkins list
ened intently as she caught his voice.
“Now, Tim," said the little knitting-wom
an, “I like to have you come, you know that.
ami I'll help you all I can, hut you must tell
your aunt about it.”
“W ell, you sec 1 don’t know what she'll
say.” Ik**an Tim, irresolutely.
“But that shouldn't hinder you from do
in* vour duty.”
"l>on't know aU>ut that.” said Tim, still
doubtful. "Vmi hoc Aunt ’I.iz'beth’* *ot an
awful ‘mount of dutv of her own. ami it's
such a particular kind that other folks can’t
*et much chance to do theirs only when her*
is a nappin’. Why, I’ncle Kcuh. *i\es my
mother lots of meat, hut he just slips it otf
anil don’t tell.”
"Well, if you don’t know what is ri*ht for
vou. I know w hat is riffht for me,” said the
little teacher with a quiet lau*h; "and I
can't let you come a*ain until you tell your
aunt how xou s|H*ml your evenings.**
Mrs. Wilkins nodded a vi*orous approval,
hut it was evide nt that Tim departed in a
state of dissatisfaction.
There was a sound of a crutch tappin* on
tin floor. and Mrs. Wdkins remembered that
a little lame brother had sometimes *one
about with the knitting-woman. These two
"ere left alone in the room, and went around
shakin* out the tire and puttin* up Iwxiks
"Only ten cents a week for each one—
that's «% > little." said the boyish tones, mu*
"Ve*. hut it isn't so xerx much that I can
teach them." answered the little woman,
humhlv. "And then it's all they can afford
to pay, poor thm*s! And vou know we
Ik‘*an more for their sake than our own
thou*h we do need money. Courage, thou*h,
Johnnx ' It all counts, and you shall haxe
your overcoat pretty soon now. Besides, j
this is work that blesses both wavs—in w hat [
xxe *ixc as well as what we *et."
It -hr could only pass that open door.
Mrs \N ilkin* was growing l>cnuinl>ed hy
stalling so long in the cold. Finally the
lights were extinguished, and the two came
out. Just then, fortunately. Johnny remem
bered that they hail left a lunik fiehindthem.
and as they turned hack the prisoner seized
her opportunity ami escaped.
She was sitting alone hy the fire when Tim.
who ha<l made his homeward route suffic
iently circuitous to include a call on his
mother, returned. He sat down near her.
twisted his fingers uneasily , and Mrs. Wil
kins guessed what was coming.
••litre’s been an evenin’ school here,
> 1 understand.” resp<aule«i Mr*. \\ d- j
• M hy 1 th*'Ugh* ’’ !m gan Tim. with wide
open eves, and then chetked himself with a
* i•:• 1 • 11 reflection that it might not Ik* well to
re ».! the conversation of the morning. '
"I'd like t*» go t" i* -that e. 1 have lieen
om e . r tw : . he s ud. **F id is. Aunt
dieth. when wr lived down the river, fie tore
y . * - >k me.there w isn’t any school fi r me r. • (
go to. and so I'm tiehind other fellers M.ss
Kelsey she makes ’rithmetic s,» p! un, and
helps me with writin*. and so
• V ; ought do w or*' ’* %.ud Mrs W ilk ms.
briefly. **(»<> if you want to. Oaiv one
cent b .s,,|.. •:! 11 lest ,niest.
« . i . 's w.-rth more’n lo rents a week to
t* ach von anything, as I know.”
1 mi forget io astonished at his aunt’s
ka ainl < ; tile refieetion
..: .self, in t!■> plea-in of expressing a
••• s .* : hat he t lid » -hr l s*< retlv but
il'. M lessiv .
• >... woui iu't take anv more pay ’cause 1
l • .. it I could jus? gi\»- her and Johnnv
s a : r ('hristmas. ”
ii .. I'd think about it.” answered 1
\i - W *ins. not disapprovingly.
gan M \\ .
th- next morning. **I wouldn't s.i\ notniu’ i
t my -.dy about thieves «.r watehin* them
in folks, if I was you.”
•1 don't mean to." replied his wife with an
ud i pucker about her lips.
« I’m glad of it—1 said
M \N ;ikins, in a tone of great relief. "I
don’t think anybody has stole anything, and
somehow it seems to me a* if our duty now -
a days is a good deal like 1? was when them
Israelites took Jericho—onh just marching
against the hit of wall that’s right in front of
us. and lettin’ our neighbor take care of
what’s m front of him. Ii sort of seems that
w jv . ’I.iz’bcth."
Mrs. Wilkins did not answer, but she took
her revenge that evening, when Mr Wilkins
w .is going out.
••Reuben," she said, quictlv, "if vou see
any thieves ’round our smoke house, just tell j
’em there’s a couple of chit kens hanging i
near the door that I dress* d a purpose. It’s
natural Belimla’d like a change of meat as j
well as other folks."—[Saturday
M here Surah Has.
A Wayne County fanner had some wheat
stolen a few nights since, and he w us mi sure
tiiat he knew who the thief was that he came
into Detroit and secured a warrant for a
ivrtain young man living near him. When
the case came up for trial in Justice alley,
the dependent said he could prove an
aiihi. In order to do this, he had brought
in **his girl,” a buxom lass of twenty-two.
She took the stand and swore that he sat up
w ith her from 7 o’clock in the evening until
broad daylight next morning.
"People can very easily lie mistaken.”
observed the plaintiff's lawyer.
••I don't care—I know he was there,” she
"What did you talk about ?”
"Love she promptly answered.
•*\\ hat time did the old folks go to bed " !
• I gave 'em the wink about 10.’*
"Sure he was there at midnight, are
"Wiiv UiC you . "
She blushed, looked over to her lovel
and laughed, ami getting a nod to go ahead,
she said :
"Well. sir. just as the clock struck 12,
the old man jumped out of lied, up stairs,
and hollered down: ‘Sarah, yermar wants
some o’ that catnip tea !’ And we got such
a start that we broke the back off the rock
ing-chair and went over backwards ker
"Then the jury must understand that you
were seated on Samuel’s knee?”
"I object,” put in Samuel’s lawyer, and
his honor remembered the days of his youth
and sustained the objection*—Detroit Free
Not Tali. Enough.—A good story is
told of Prince Alexander of Holland. The
Prince, a young man of rather staid and lit
crary tastes, paid a visit to licrlin last sum
mer. and a rev iew was given in his honor by
the Imperial Court. Military pagents form
an integral part of every grand procession in
the Prussian capital; but Prince Alexander,
w ith little inclination for soldiery, sat in si
lent contemplation w hile the troops were de
tiling before him. All at once the C’rown
Prince drew the guest’s attention to an I’h
lan regiment, with the remark that they
were “a fine body of men.” “Yes,” replied
Prince Alexander, “but they are not tall
enough.” This reply, delivered w ith the or
iginal Dutch phlegm, a little surprised his
interlocutor, who, however, merely observed,
“Very well, then you must see my cuiras
siers.” The curiassiers, erect in their sad
dles, like men-at-arms of the Middle Age*,
went by in breast-plates and plumes. “Well,
w hat do you think of them ?” asked Prince
Fritz. “Splendid men, hut not tall enough.”
Still more piqued than astonished at this un
expected response, the heir to the crown of
Germany exclaimed. “Indeed! then wait
till you see the regiments of the guard.”
In due time these magnificent six-footers
made their appearance and the same query
fell from the lips of the Crown Prince.
-They are not tall enough,” very* quietly re
turned Prince Alexander, adding gently but
meaningly, “We can flood our country, when
we choose, twelve feet deep.”
and l*riure»» Krllmilrh.
from Mn»s Rrevtler’it Letter in the Philadelphia
I.iaxt is one of the most independent of
men. and never acknowledges any contr
hut that of friendship and respect. 1 hav
seen him at Imperial receptions." says a
friend of mine, “where he walked through
the salons with the fine, grand air of a per
fect gentleman, gracious to all. treated with
reverential respect hv all, hut never deigning
to touch the piano, and royalty even not dar
ing to ask him." Liszt has always been re
markable for this social independence. When
he was a vouug man, in the very brilliant
period of his early popularity, some thirty or
forty years ago, he v i^ited Vienna. The cel
ebrated Princes* Metternich. wife of the
great diplomatist Metternich, was the chief
of society ;her salon was the great one of the
day . She was a brilliant, captivating woman,
clever, full of fine society wisdom: one
of the last of the race of grand dames. The
bluest of blood ran in her veins, and she was
as haughty as Lucifer at times. At one of
her reception* her husband, w ho had invited
Liszt, took the young artist, about whose
musical and private life all the gay iieople
of Kurofie were talking, up to the Princess,
and introduced him. She was in one of her
most haughty moods, as it happened.
•Your first visit to Vienna,” she said,
looking full in the handsome, stately young
man's face, “I hope you are doing well in
“Ah. Madame la Prim esse," replied Liszt,"
“I have do business. That vexation Itching*
to diplomats and hankers."
For one instant the whole social high
world of Vienna looked on breathless at this
passage of arms lietwcen the Queen of Soci
ety and the celebrated artist whose social
successes equalled his public ones. 1 he
Princess aim Liszt gazed steadily at each
other: neither inclined; then she yielded
graciouslv, and taking his arm walked
through the salon* with him. and was as
charming to him as if he had been a prince
of the Imperial blood; from that tune for
ward Liszt had no lietter and truer friend
than the spoiled child of society, the Princess
Metternich. This anecdote shows Lis/t's
character. No man can be kinder, however,
than he is to his friends. lie denies them
nothing. He is simple, tender, sympathetic,
f .11 o! feeling, and most easy of approach
even i ‘ >• ’ > demands on hi* kindness.
Hns > one s.... . :i 1 a most harming one,
of his haraetcr. Hut there is another side,
not s.> genial, which belongs to the world at
large. I'o general soviet\ he is an elegant,
polished man of the world; cold, haughty,
unapproachable, entirely imhqiendent <>f ev
erything and everybody. II does not need
luxury nor the society of any one.
Cold Winter in Europe.
On the continent, as well as in the British
Islands, the present season is admitted to In
arming the severest on record. On the ltlth
of 1 >•**. ember, the Centigrade thermometer
i* stated to have registered no less than 2S
degrees U-low zero at \ ers.ullcs and Or
leans This is equivalent to rather mop
than .50 degrees below freezing point. or l *
degrees below zero, according to Fahren
heit’* thermometer, which ;s m more gen . d
Use than the Centigrade- in tins c.. .ntrv. In
Swii S ( '
p q*ers are every clay publishing accounts of
men. women and children.a* well as domes
tic animals, being frozen to death, and t!-.»
oldest inhabitants have to go hack t*» the
winter 1h*ji*-:;m for a season wIn n the ..,,d
was a- rigorous us that which has prevailed
during the past two or three weeks. The
Unzrtts <if t run' f gives a brief enume ration
of the coldest winters known in Franc*
since the fifteenth centurv. At the dost* ,,f
“the great winter" of 1 p>*\ all the bridges
"Ver the Seine at Pans were torn down hv
the Hoods, tarrying with them immense
blocks of ice. In 1*120 there were numbers
of people fro/en to death, and, the wolves
are viid to have appeared in the streets of
Paris, and there to have eaten some of tin
corpses In 1 5o7 the harbor of Marseilles
was frozen up.
In L5I1 the frozen wine had to be broken
up with axes and sold hv weight. In UJ07
cattle were frozen to death in their stalls.
Pari* suffered from a dearth of wood—:ts
ordinary fuel—and people used to drive in
• images ami sledges across the Seine, in
1 *>’>.5 the temperature sank to 22 1-2 degrees
of cold in Paris. L'l 1700 the cold fell to 2 *
degrees below zero, the* Mediterranean was
frozen in several places on the French coast,
am! the same was the case in some harbors
on the channel. Most of the trees in France
were during this winter destroyed by the
cold; wine was frozen into solid masses in
the t ellers, and a famine prevailed. In 17H.I
Paris experienced lb degrees of cold. The
frost lasted b.'l consecutive davs, and the
Seine was frozen up for two full months.—
In 177* the ice on the great canal at Ve r
sailles was 1.5 inches thic k. In 17U.5 the cold
attained 21 degrees lielow zero in Paris;
frost continued -42 days; and the Hutch
tleet, which was frozen up in the harbor, was J
captured by the French cavalry—the origi- i
naJ. we presume, of the celebrated corps of j
the Horse Marines. In 1NJJ0 the thermo me- 1
ter registered 17 degrees of cold in Paris:
all the river* of Kurojie was frozen. In IS- 1
71 Paris experienced 22 degrees of cold but.
the frost did not last long, and the ice on 1
the Seine broke up on the second day after
covering the river.
Intellect in Hriileft.
Out- eveiling soon after my arriv al in Kast
eni Asam. ami while the five elephants were,
us usual, being fed opposite the Bungalow, j
I observed a young and lately caught one j
step up to a bamboo-stake fence and quietly
pull one of the stakes up. Placing it under
foot, it broke a piece off w ith the trunk and. j
after lifting it to its mouth threw it away. |
It repeated this twice or thrice, and then j
drew another stake and began again. See- j
ing that the bamboo was old and dry, 1
asked the reason of this, and was told to 1
wait and see what it would do. At last it
seemed to get a piece that suited, ami hold- j
ing it m his trunk firmly, and stepping the !
left foreleg well forward, passed the piece of j
bamboo under the armpit, so to speak, and
began to scratch with some force. My sur
prise reached its climax when I saw a large
elephant leach fail on the ground, quite b
inches long and as thick as one’s finger, and
which, from its position could not easily Ik*
detached without this scraper, or scratch,
which was deliberately made by the ele
phant. 1 subsequently found that it was a j
common occurrence. Leech-scrapers are
used by every elephant daily. On another
occasion, when travelling at a time of year
when the large flies are so tormenting to an
elephant. I noticed that the one I rode had
no fan or wisp to Ijeat them off with.
The mahout, at my order, slackened pace,
and allowed her to go to the side of the
road, where for some moments she moved
along, rummaging the smaller jungle on the
bank ; at last she t ame to a cluster of young
shoots well branched, and after feeling
among them, and selecting one, raised her
trunk, and neatly stripped down the stem,
taking off all the lower branches and leav
ing a tine bunch on top. She deliberately
cleai.t 1 it down several times, and then lay
ing hold at the lower end, broke off a beau
tiful fan or switch about five feet long,
handle included. With this she kept the
flies at bay as we went along, flapping them
off on each side every now and then. Say
what we may, these are both really bona
fide implements, each intelligently made for
a definite purpose.—[Nature.
—The fellow who dropped into a chair
containing a tack has been uneasy ever
since, and now sits down on the installment
New York Fashions.
' JHIIImrr-Iew Mawrtoli-X«f
•*•«*•*• !■ ('MlHMM.
Shapes in new Spring Ixmnet* are so dif
ferent that every one can have something to
suit, rhe poke bonnet, also called the Sara
Bernhardt, has the brim pinched at the back,
w hile the front brim is turned up vgainst the
crown. Then we may see the Marie Chris
tine, which shows the front brim cut open,
and this also is to he turned hack against the
crown. Other hats come with soft, wide
brim, and these are turned up, down, back
wards, forwards, or any other wav, just as
the milliner may fancy. The “Cashmere,**
or Oriental ideas as to coloring and pattern,
which 1 alluded to in my last letter as about
l to penetrate every where, are notably rnani
test in straws, whit h we see dved in ail sorts
of shawl like colors and designs. During
the winter, we had “Cashmere”silks and rib
bons. but now are found as hits been said,
the entire bonnet imbued with Eastern fan
cies. Of course there must Ik* contrast
somewhere, and so we find rich ribbons and
sdk*. in plain colors both dark and light, ami
these will he used as shadings to relieve
what would otherwise Ik* a picture all too
bright. Furthermore, as the gold shades
are extremely promine nt in Spring goods of
every kind, we observe heavy importations
of Iuscan and other yellow straws. Thev
arc at .ill prices and degrees of fineness, while
( hips are constantly dyed in old gold colors.
1 hen we have straws in braids of alternat
ing colors. 1 here is a great run upon this
latter style; sonu* l»e;ng dark, others light;
others dark and light combined, while again
we see straw bonnets entirely red, blue, or
garnet, for the different garnet shades will
continue very fashionable. More expensive
bonnets are made of lace like braidings;
transparent of course, and needing to lie
lined, or again the bonnet i- composed of ‘
these straw laics worked with something
heavier. Small turbans for general wear,
arc largely brought out and probably will
be much worn by those* young ladies who
have adopted the same shape this winter.
h.<*wers are in wonderful profusion and
lnaity. 1 hey art* both large and small,
pi .iced in pronounced Ixmquets or in trailing
and fancy like vines and sprays; the latter
styles l>eing especially appropriate for those
rough, carelessly *hajx*d hats which will be
seen at watering places. Variety is further
more given by the introduction of feather
band- and fancy wings, which will be used
t ; servi . ible hats utd bonnets. Manx are
tlx• 1 in Cashmere hues, but again we observe
bright bands of natural feathers, as w.U also
brra-ts and heads of birds. Birds likewise
will Ik* employed, but of course not exten
New M iwre cloths are covered with palm
leaves and other Kastcrn fancies; the same
rnay he said ot new lawns, jaconets and in
deed the whole family of cotton goods, both
of high and low degree. Hut invariably we
find plain lawns, etc., to match, ami this of
course :s a broad enough hint that plain
good-, must 1m* combined in order to give ef
fect of shading. I.ight woolen goods are
likewise devised in Cashmere patterns ; sum
mer silks are beautiful in their shawl like
semblances; new satins are similarly wrought;
new velvets as well, and thus it 1 >ecomes ap
parent that these Oriental ideas extend
throughout the entire range of dress. Hut
it must 1m* remembered that extra sty lishness
brings corresponding expense, and therefore
all these new goods are considerably higher
priced than those which have l>een longer in
the market. <»r which are less pronounced in
character. Belonging to the former class,
the jardiniere or Horal pattern may 1m* men
tioned. they however being still looked upon
as quite fashionable, while in tlu* latter cat
egory, we find the family of small cheeks,
stripes etc., which are always in vogue.
SKW DKSlCiN s.
Short walking costumes will be quite as
much wi-rn as ever. In this style, the Xar
cissa is very tasteful, and adapted to all new
wool or silk materials. For a demi-train,
though allowable w ith a short costume, the
Hermione overskirt is novel ami quite pretfv
while embodying opposite ideas, we find • ie
Alida overskirt which is adapted to a walk
ing costume only. Hie Alcina is a new pol- ,
onaise which combines the efiect of a punier
basque with an overskirt, but requires a 1
trimmed skirt below. 1 he Aleson basque is
an excellent design of light spring woolens i
or silk, while for a spring street jacket, noth
ing newer or more jaunty than the Frederica
could be found. Ll ( V C.VRTMi.
fr'urt* about bold.
In a recent lecture oil gold. Professor
l.gle*ton, ot the Sc hool of Mines of Colum
bia College, remarked that it was formerlv
supposed that gold was u> be found only in
or on the O/.oie and Paleozoic formations.
NS hen, in California. Whitney discovered it
in the Jurassic, it was a revelation. It i*- (
now found in the deposits of all ages, j
1 he rock in which it lies ia generally me -
tamorphie, and therefore it is the surround
ings that indicate the period. By gold we
mean a y ellow substance, which contains a
quantity of pure gold, mixed with other
substances, of which silver is almost alwavs
one. It is common to consider the quanity
of gold m the world to Ik* large. Hut there
is only seven thousand millions worth, which
is about half pure gold and half silver. 'Hie
annual production is about one hundred
millions worth, and the production has de
creased -4-4 per cent during the past thirty
years. The production of silver, however,
has increased 1(M) per cent, and now equals
that of gold. One third of the gold goes to
wear and tear, one third goes into circula
tion, and one third into the arts and manu
factures. All the gold in the world would
make a pile only 25 feet wide, 45 feet long,
and 25 feet high.
Nome thing Frink).
“Got something frisky ?” he asked, as he
walked into a livery stable and called for a
saddle-horse ; "something that w ill prance
about lively, and wake a fellow out of his
lethargy ? 1 used to ride the trick mule in a
circus, an' 1 reckon I can back anything that
They brought him out a calico-colored
lieast, with a vicious eye, and he mounted it
and dashed off. Before he had gone two
blocks the animal burked, crashed through a
high board fence, and plunged into a celler,
tossing liis rider over the top of an adjacent
wood-shed, and landing him on the ragged
adge of a lawn-mow er. They bore him home,
straightened him out, and three surgeons
came in and reduced his dislocations, and
and plastered him up with raw beef. A few
weeks later he called at the stable and
said that if they had a gentle saw-horse with
a curb-bit and martingales, and a saddle with
two horns and a cupper to it, he believed he
would go up in tne hay-mow and gallop
around a little where it was soft, and it
wouldn’t hurt him if he went to sleep and
fell off as he did the other day.— Baltimore
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YoLXIYI Vlile Hi. 1309. No. 9.
English Ill-Treatment of the Letter H.
BY RICHARD GRANT WHITE.
The ill treatment which the letter h re
ceives from a very large proportion of the
English people is of course known to the
most superficial observer of their speech.
It is the substance and the point of a stand
ing joke which never loses its zest. Mr.
Lunch’s artists, when hard put to it for the
subject of a social sketch, can always fall
hack upon the misfortunes of the aspirate.
II in speech is an unmistakable mark of class
distinction in England, as every observant
person soon discovers. I remarked upon
this to an English gentleman, an officer .who
replied, “It’s the greatest blessing in the
j world; a sure protection against cad*. You
meet a fellow who is well dressed and be
have* himself decently enough, and yet vou
| don’t know exactly what to make of him ;
I hut get him talking, and if he trios upon hi*
A’s that settles the question, lie’s a chap
you’d better he shy of.” Another friend
said to me of a London man of wealth, and
of such influence a* comes from wealth
and good nature. “The governor has lots
of sense, and is the l>est fellow in the world ;
hut he has n’t an h to bless himself with.”
And there seems to lie no help for the person
who has once acquired this mode of pronun
ciation. Habits of speech, when formed in
early life, are the most ineradicable of all
habits; and this one, I believe, i* absolutely
beyond the reach of any discipline, and even
of prolonged association w ith good speakers.
In England I observed many people in a
constant struggle with their A, overcoming
and living overcome, and sometimes
triumphing when victory was defeat.
The number of A’s that come to an un
timely end in England daily is quite incal
culable. Of the forty millions of people
there cannot lie more than two millions who
are capable of a healthy, well-breathed h.
Think, then, of the numbers of this innocent
letter that are sacrificed between sun and sun!
If we could send them over a few million*
of A’* a week, they would supply almost as
great a need as that which we supply by our
corn and beef and cheese.—[March Atlantic.
[From The Tail Mall Gazette ]
Many stories long current in and alx>ut
Perth appear in Drummond’s book. Thus
ue have the story of the presentation of a
elaret jug to a gentleman who had helped to
keep up a corps ,.f volunteers. There wa..
a dinner —not a mere “service of fruits and
cake" such as intervenes between two “diets
»‘f worship,” hut a real dinner—and the jug
was in the center of the table. The chair
man had well studied his subject, and was
prepared with a great speech: hut at the
critical moment the speech failed him, and
he could utter Imt the words, “Yon’s the
joog." The proud recipient stood up in
turn, m turn east ulxmt for a speech that had
made itself wings, and sat down with the
words. N yon the joog?”
I be l aird • f Mai nab supplies Mr. Drum
mond with some quaint stories. This is that
Highland chieftain who over-rode his pony
one year at l.cifh races; and when a wag
asked him next year whether it was the same
pony , exclaimed. “N'a ! hut it’s the same
wimp* and knocked hint down therewith.
I-.very ..lie has heard how the mother of
David Haird, when she heard that her son,
with some other Hritish soldiers, had been
captured and chained together two-and-two
in India, exclaimed. “1 pity the puir chiel
tha’ •* chained to our Davie! Another man
well known in Perthshire, James Moray uf
A n. n a.rney. provides some good stories. On
one occasion he chanced to set* two sawyers
on his estate measuring the planks thev had
sawn. l hey measured across one side of a
plank, turned it over and measured across
the other side. Aliercairney bided his time
tul they appeared in his business room with
their bill. He took out a coin, put his
thumb on it, and counted “Onethen
turned it over, put his thumb on it again,
and counted. “Two;” and so on with other
coins till he had brought out half the
amount charged, when he sent the sawyers
about their business.
—( ounterfeit half dollars are becoming
plenty, and many of them are so well exe
cuted as to require close scrutiny. Those
observed are chiefly with the dates 18.77.
ls,,> an'l Is... 1 he dies are generally
good, hut the weight is noticeably lighte’i
than the genuine coin. M any of those of
the date 18,.), show a slight flaw under the
talon- of the eagle, and the letter F in the
word half, immediately under it, is also im
m-rfeet. The general appearance of them all.
however, in color and mint work, is verv
deceptive, including the milled edge, though
this does not run quite so perfect as in the
genume. 1 hose of 1857 and 1875 are copied
from the half dollar of the Philadelphia
nts. and that 1877 both from the mints at
Philadelphia and San Francisco. The for
mer is fifty-four grains in weight lighter
than the genuine coin; those of 1877 are
forty-one grains lighter, and those of 1857
seventeen grains less.
In the size and regularity of the letters
anil the numerals, the false coin shows no
difference from the real. The die and im
pressions are perfect, and the sound or ring
a little sharper than the genuine. In fact,
the whole general appearance of the coin is
well nigh perfect.and constitutes,altogether,
a very dangerous counterfeit to any hut a
practical expert. The color is deceptive,
and no analysis has yet been made to aeter
niine the composition. The most marked
feature of difference, however, from the true
coin, is its light wt-ight. The Philadelphia
coin has no special mint mark, while that of
San Francisco has a very minute S under the
talons of the eagle, and above the lettering,
and the (’arson (Tty coinage is distinguished
by the two very small letters (! C in the
The March Atlantic lias a very appetizing
list of content* Mr. Howell*’* serial, “The
Undiscovered Country,” grow* in interest
every month, and bid* fair to surpass in power
“The Lady of the Aroostook.” Charles Dud
ley Warner contributes a delightful biograph
ical and critical essay on Washington Irving,
which will make readers love botn Irving ami
Warner bitter. There are two excellent short
stories, “Accidentally Overheard,” by Horace
E Scudder, and “Hauuah Dawston’s Child.”
by Lucy Lee Pleasants. The second install
ment of “Reminiscences of Washington” in
cludes much personal and social a* well as
political anecdote concerning the four year* of
John Quincy Adams’s administration. Francis
H. Underwood ha* an engaging account of
“Egypt under the Pharaohs.” Richard Grant
W bite write* of “English in England,” citiug
numerous example* of words used incorrectly
or queerly by the English, aud making a
curiously interesting article. There are poems
by T. tf. Aldrich, Miss Sarah O, Jewett, uot
the actress, but the authoi of “Deephaven,”
Celia Thaxtcr. Oscar Luighton, and Louise
Lhandier Moulton. Several noteworthy new
bo^ks are reviewed, and a diversified Contrib
utors’ Club completes a very good number of
this sterling magazine.
—The Febi uary number of Brainard’a Mus
ical World is received and contains, beside an
immense amount of interesting and instructive
musical reading, including tbe latest musical
news from all parts of the country, a fine full
[iag- lithographic portrait of Mile. Marimon,
the successful prima donna of Mapleson’s Opera
Company—and the following choice new mus
«c: “Marimon Waltz,” by Cb. Warren: “Even
ing Bell* Quickstep,” by E Mack—two fine
piano piece*; “Let me Dream Again,” Arthur
Sul ivan’s beautiful song, with English and
German words: “Far from tby Side.” song
*n*I chorus by Persley; “My Heart’s Delight,”
ball-d by F. Maccabe, and “Captive Heart Ma
zurka,” arranged for | iano and violin. These
Ax nieces of new mu-ic are alone worth 93.00.
Single copies of the World can be obtained by
sending 15 cents to tbe publishers. Terms per
v> ar 91.50, or 91-60 with choice of five premi
um books. The Musical World is the o I dee I
and roost successful mu-ical monthly in tbe
United States, and should certainly be in tbe
hands of every lover or the divine art. Ad
dress the publishers, 8. BRAIN A RD5 SONS,
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