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SIOSTPELIER.VT. :MTjr In the Frlrk tltoc. Head of Stat" SlrrcL tekub: l.5u If paid la ads-aoce; otherwise. $2 '"J. larmfot may be made Ijt mallurotheraisetu II 11. WIIKLLOCK. IMitor auartoiirlelur. The riams,uu.lr llio rnnil li of Cuuptrrw circulates free luW'ashlna-toucouuty. Uu all papera lit outride WaahlDatou County, the poatane ii I'S.d by tlio publisher at UudBciln Uontpellor. Site $mm.m UONTriil-Klt. VT. WLDSLSDAY, MAY 10. 1881 TERMS FOR ADVERTirIN'0. For n Mfliw of Kline or I of Amtf; tj pr. .1 . ; f"r mh ), tt.-ril', u ilfTfftnnt It will Iwr VI'kiH :mhi ..nW-5 wu. IJ-ral .lim-d.iiit mtlt to 11.. ii fianta Wl liftasT Uti:;- rv-bstesnd-. t. riissloners'Notices.s: en. r' r Sotlrwi of I.llieraOon. KsfrsT". the Frrr."-m and IUHr.lu!-ii of r.,.r.T,ehu. etc.aLieaflki r.r three iut.yti..i.. It sent Ly uiil lie mi ut, iust a-w-owpai.j tiie i.llcr. Ntv- ,i n,wr.nmu, teoHit- r-er knees!, lue- r tiou, but II-. ciihrev uivio uf lb llian Ui t.orK S"-.tii-e of Heath and Varriiiaap ki-erled gratis h.;t eitnided ot.ll nary N .ii'-ea iW ry Wid oe ohjiveU at the rat e ol iceuta perllue. VOL. XXXIX. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 1S32. SO. JO. f i ii i a 1 1 i u i i i 1 1 L Letter from Iowa. KhitoR Freeman: Again I am favor ed by kind friends and underscoring. Hut this time the penciled tracerios draw attention to tho communication of a cor respondent who takes the liberty of Chris, ti an names and sou my weapon down as very feeble and faultily wielded. I accept tho gracefully turned compli ments, and fool that with such a courteous opponent a cause wero hotter lost than won. And jet, for tho fair f.uuo of the beauti ful land of my adoption, ns well as in foally to tho contour of my own cranium, I must be? leave to " riso to explain " that though born among tho Green Mountains, their jagged " bumps" nro in no wise mirrored in my phrenological develop, ments. And if we aro to indulge in a pood, solid " bone picking," we must stick to latitudes in comparisons nnd facts in figures. It is entirely, outside limits to compare residents of torrid and temperate climates as to thoir " bumps " quite as much ns to their coniploxions. Wo will quote: "All forms in nature arc such us existing conditions permit." Granted, nut naturo is one thing nnd in in quilo another; nnd bocauso some convulsion of nature threw up tho ctornal liills, and mighty glaciers of tho glacial poriod ground smooth their northern brows, it docs not follow that men's lioads were similarly convulsed and then ground lop-sided. As for ancient history wo find that civilization has risen nnd fallen like tho tides; tliat one empire passes away and .mother builds, in after ages, her cities upon the allies and chimney pots of former cities. Again. .lane" confesses that "the wonderful activities of" a "brain, with a Ktmcnoss corresponding to the surfaeo of file eouutry c-v.'.d u-jl In limited" " and it was perfectly natural that sho should for :;ake her homo." Pec? That was what vi o wero first saying. I have been from liuiit to limit of tho state of Vermont re peatedly, wherever a railroad threads its Ferpentino way, nnd admit to tho grand outlooks, but, you sec, it's a tcrriblo pull to got up to thorn ; and then again, people ire, for the mo?t part, in the valleys. Wo who iiclicvo in tho heredity of iulel 3i;l must know that American.;, as a na tion, can hardly bo judged by inborn effects of .surface.;, for wo aro, us a people, a. heterogeneous mixture of all nations and chissej, :uul the surface of the country cm have had little to do with the forma tion of tin; "convolutions of brain," al though it can a ill ict our individual mental ity, depressing and chocking our powers, or awakening and unfolding. If " Juno," .'ponding n. year in the west, especially upon tho prairies, devoted her time to meditation, I do not much wondor the mind " turned in upon itself," nnd that idic(?) returned to Vermont, and, lot us hope, built a fortress on some of the storm beaten crests, and has a free, square outlook in tho face of naturo, smil ing when sho smiles, and dodging tho thur.dor bolts when she frowns. Hut this is only a proof of my text if you muni i.ulc.r prise you mrisi hacc elbow room! I irosunio I am not giving verbatim el liter ntiiii, for not having a copy of the Fiu:r. mx of March -Oth, I have only the vaguest sense of what I may have said, further than that this was tbo spiritof my " say so." Pre-eminently the west is uot the place for dreams nnd musings. We dabble sometimes a little in poetry, and occa sionally ripple off into romanco, bnt we don't slop for the "soul" to " view ex ternal objects " vory much. Wo drive tho plow through tho blossoming fields; we sow and we reap tho harvest ; we fill our sails f eommorco and wo drivo tho busy wheels of manufacture with our strong arms of steam. Wo make our money, and then we go to tho Yosemite, to Niag. ara, across to tho old world ; cvon we stop at tho Whito Hills, but not for " draughts of sublimity." not at all ; but because wo want to bo Wo've earned the money and now we mean to take tho good of it; nnd we will find nowhero else tho enter prise, the adrcntnro and tho open handed good fellowship that wo find in the broad, new west. When wo come to consider " divine thought arranged in material order," I will, admit it's too deep water for mo, except that Switzerland is noted for very poor watches (no ono would think of pur chasing one if they could procure an LI gin) and wooden toy.; whilo (ioetlie, Victor Hugo, Madnmo Dudevant, (Ueorgo Sand) and "doorgc liliot" woro nono of them born of the mountaius, and I think wo lind the " divino thought " gets quite as often picked up on city streets ns any where el.-e. The " agricultural editor " may "gnoss' nt laets as long as ho ohooscd a guess is quite ns apt to mist a hit but if ho wants liguris I will pit Iowa against any moiintainom country, of the same area and ;ige, in tile world, .nnd will not be .idi.imcd. As for prominent moil tlio mountains could have had little to da in forming bumps'' on our president's head, unless brtlio way (which Uo.ivcn forbid) of birth marks, and for tho good of our Nation wo are glad to believe ho is not an uuovon (mountainous) head; for a well dcvolopod brain is au evenly developed ono. " High bumps " are a proof of woful depressions. An unoven, convoluted brain will giro somo strong points, but also a correspond ing number of wouk ones. Tho perfectly developed brain is alw.tys an even one. Carpenter was a strong man (ho, evi dently, wishing elbow room, emigratod); and Kdmunds is a man to Ix proud of; but we of the west have still our Allison and Kirkwood, and wo havo given tho Nation a Grant, a Garfiold and a Lincoln men on whom tho live activities of this stirring country wrought on to such grand developments. Wo don't " view tho sublime scenes " with " grateful reverence, not unlike the Christian's gratitude to his Maker," because we're afraid of that second coni luaiiduiout, but wo first thank God that he left tho mountains in Vermont and gave no our rolling prairies and grand old livers in Iowa. Mauui: Mkuki'Itii. School Jlouse I'l-cailiing. The vory first sorunm the writer ever heard was in a school houso. Tho prcaober was tlio lato Dr. S. D. l'rown, formerly of tho Troy conference, later of tho New York a man of deep piety, burning zeal and of almost peerless eloquence. That was over forty years ago. It 13 to bo feared that this kind of evangelistic labor is being neglected now-a-days. In thickly settled districts there may not, perhaps, be any special call for it; but in sparsely settled, country neighborhoods, far from villages and houses of worship, it is, there is reason to believe, of tho first importance, that every school district bo visited, tho families canvassed and meetings of sonic kind liold, if not intho school houses then in private houses. Lot the gospel be carried nnd proclaimed to thoso outlyin, and neglected sections of tho country. It is an old story to tho villagers; but it will bo new to tho heathen of the mountains nnd tho distant f irms. Lot Methodist proaehers especially see to it that they are not found remiss in regard to the all important duty in ques tion. c wero amazed recently to hear of a Methodist pastor in Vermont who refused to co-oporato with tho liaptist and Congrcgntionalist pastors of his placo in an attempt to canvass and evangclizo tho remoter districts of tho town by holding evening meetings in the sevoral school houses of the 6auie or in private houses. This good brother can hardly bo awaro of tho fact that tho fathers of Methodism wero first and foremost in this kind of work. Has the spirit of the old itinerant and circuit rider so completely died out that his descendant cannot afford even to go out into a country neighborhood and hold a school house meeting:' God forbid! It must bo that tins brother lias either mistaken his calling, or else needs "an- other dip "tho baptism of uriniitivo Methodism. 1;. n. u. Kiiavi; lvBvi.xtB Oitic.eh. Jarves XV. Davis doputy collector of intornal revenuo in tho fifth district of Tennessee, who was lately assassinated by moon shinors, was ono of tho most remarkable and valued men m the service. A faith ful record of his lifo would bo'ns startling in incident and perilous ndveuturo as any in tho annals of fiction, llotwoon 15 and -0 violators of tho law have lost their lives by his baud, all of whom wero either re sisting tho execution of tho law or attack ing him with murderous intent. Ho was three times tried in the stnto courts for homicide. Twico he was ucipiitod on the ground 01 soii-uelcnee, aim one case, car ried up to tho supremo court of tho United States secured tho important decision affir ming tho right of rovenuo ollicers to de fend thoir lives against bushwhackers.and if homicide should follow, to bo tried in tho I, mtod hutes courts. I avis was a snleu-1 did specimen of physical manhood, six icct llireo inclies tall, well proportioned and muscular. Ho was uneducated could neither read nor writo but was a clever and direct talker, llo was not " rough " in any sense. Ho used neither intoxica ting liquors nor tobacco In any form, and never inomgod in proianity. llo knew his duty, nnd did it with a skill and fear. Ies3iicss that have seldom been matched in like sorvlco. At Hi yours of age ho under took to rid his county of a gang of horse thieves and desperadoes, which had be come a terror and ballled every effort of tho authorities. Within three years ho, with Iho assistance of a brother, succeed ed in landing every ono of them in tho ponitentiary, except ono who was shot. Ho was appointed doputy United Stales marshal, and subsequently special deputy collector of internal revenue. Twico, companions walking by his side wero killed by shots intended for him. A little over a year ago he. was set upon from behind, felled with an ax, shot through the thigh, and left for dead. Ho crawled lo a fodder stack', whero ho lay all night, and tho noxt day crawled a milo and a half to shelter. Commissioner Raum or dored him to Washington, whero ho was treated by Dr. liliss. I'.ccovcring strength in a few weeks, he returned to duty, and very soon came tho news that ho bad mortally wounded a moonshiner resisting arrest, lie hnrborcd noporsonal malice against thoso with whom duty brought him in conflict. One man whom ho had wounded before capturing, he sent to his own house, nnd his wife nursed him until ho recovered. Later tbo samo man tried to assassinate Davis, but failed, nnd became so enamored of his danntless bravery that ho gavo uphis illicit buisncss and became Davis' faithfnl assistant. At tho ago of Davis has been assassinated by aui'.iuslicd law-broakcrs, loaviug desti tute wife nnd children. Commissioner I'.auiu oilers Jr'eOO for the nrrost of oach of the gang of murderers, and authorized an expenditure of VW to discover them. Davis' story is a sample of tlio lifo and fatoofa class of revenuo ollicers in tho south. Tub Kksui.i' ii- Ai-i.k aiion. Seek to acquire the power of continuous appli cation, without which you cannot expect success. If you do this, you will soon bo ablo to perceive tho distance which it cre ates between you and thoso who have not such habits. You will not count your self, uor will they count you ns ono of them. Thus you will find yourself emerg ing into the higher regions of Intellectual men men who aro capable of making a placo for thcmsolvcs, instead of standing idly gaping, desiring a place without the power of commanding it. Keep on striv ing to accomplish more and moro every day, and thus cnlargo constantly the rango of your intellectual ability, if you loaru to do as much work in ono day as you used to do in two or thrco days, you aro as good ns two or three such men as you formerly woro, boiled down into ono. Tin; !ac niii.01:. Surround a bachelor with every possiblo comfort; givo him tho roomiest of bed chambers, tho most re freshing of couches, tho largest of spong ing baths; cover his breakfast tablo with the whitest of tablecloths; make bis toa with tho hottest of boiling wator; envel ope his body in tho most comfortable of dressing gowns, and his feet in tho oasiest of slippers; feed him among the luxuries and comforts of the snuggest of clubs; do all thoso things and moro for him, and ho will, nevertheless, bo unhappy, lie mopes, and ponders, and dreams about love and marriage. l:M HANT.IIKNT. The Mils ILAtweffCftnulliCO'-cait Are as white an whito cau m; BH never one In the hiruur A white as the sails at sea. A'nl thocloiidi that crown the uonuMi Wito purpleauil koM delight, Turn to cold itray wtst and vapor l.roever we reach the llrht. oil ! distance, Ihon dear euchautvr t still hold in tliyinatrii- veil The K'l-ry of far-olT mountain . Tiie tfleam of tho far-o.7 sail : llMo in thy Dljes of spleudur. Oh nioiiutatu.eotd auri irray: Oli sail iu thy snowy whitene. Come not into rort, I pray Vibration. SOME Ci niOt S FACTS AI'.OliT IT TDK MAX WIIOCOfLI"FIIM.E DOWN" A URIUGC SINGING SANDS AND FLAMES. Not long ago a lady was singing in a room whore a chandolier with many glass shades was hanging. Tbo lady's voico was loud and strong, and, as she continued her song, her voico shattered ono of tho glass shades to fragments. Perhaps that sounds liko a strange storv to you, my readers, but voices do and af ways have done curious things. There was onco an innkeeper who added to his earnings by letting his guests seo him break drinkins cuds with his voice. In the Talmud, the Jews' ancient book of laws, there is something said about tho reparation that should bo made when mi article is broken by the voico of any do mestic animal. We aro told that on the wild mountain roads of Switzerland, the muleteers tio lip tho bolls of their mules, lost the tinkling should start an nvalanche. A dog can play tho pianoforte so far as to make certain strings vibrato by his bark; and, after all, vibration of tho strings is what makes all tho music of tho piano forte. Vibration is a moving to and fro, as we seo tho pendulum of a clock do. All things havo a certain vibration, though it cannot always bo seen; some things have a num ber of vibrations in thoir different parts. Anil when two things vibrato in timo with cash other, and are near each other, though it is only air that conneets thorn, tho moving of one is aficctod by that of tho other. Tho lady's voico broko tho shado bocauso they vibratod in time with caoh ether, and the motion of tho voico so in creased tho motion of tho glass as to loosen its particles and make it fall apart. When two clocks, with pendulums that havo tho samo range of vibration, are in tlio samo room, and tho clock doors are open, if tho pendulum of ono is set In motion, the pendulum of tho other will move, too. This is tho principle: Kvery timo the pendulum or tlio lirst clock vibratos, it sends a pud' of air in tho direction of the pendulum of tho second clock; and these puffs, continuod regularly, sot tho pendu lum of tho second clock a-going. When two pianos aro in tho same room, if tho strings of ono are struck, not only will they vibrato, but also tho corresponding strings of the othor piano, provided that theforto pedal of tlio second piano lias been deprossed. And if vou whistle a note into a piano or violin, the string of the instrument in unison with that note will audibly take it up. Jn 1ondon bovs carry milk about the street in pails which hang from a yoke on their shoulders, and aro held off from their bodies by hoops just below tho waist. If theso boys kept up a regular step, tho vi bration of thoir bodies would increaso tbo vibration of tho milk until that wns spilled. Tho little fellows may not quite understand me pnuosopDy 01 1110 matter, but they know they must cbanira thoir sten from timo to timo to keep their milk in tho pans. A strong gust of wind will uproot a majostic troo when it comes just iu time with tho tree's own swing or vibration. Some years ago thero was considerable annoyance in ono of tho mills in Lowell, because tho walls and tloors of the build ing wero shaken on certain days by the machinery. At these times, a pail of water would almost bo emptied of its con tents by tho motion of the factory. It was finally discovered that on the days of dis turbance the machinery went at a rate in Keeping witn tlio vibration of tho building, and tho trouble was readily overcome by making the machinery work either faster or slower than had been the custom. The first iron bridso ever built was that nt Colobrook Dale, in England. While it was building a fiddler came aloncr. and exclaimed, " I can liddlo that bridge down!" Tho workmen little alarmed, bado him fiddle away to his heart's con tent. Whorcupon, tlio musician tried one tone after another upon his instrument, until ho hit upon ono in tune with the movement of tho bridge, and then the structure began to quiver so perceptibly mat, uie laoorers ocggc.u turn 10 ccae and let them alone. It is usual for a band of soldiers when they came to a bridgo to stop music and wain over in oroKon file. Terrible calami ties h'ave occurred in cases whero this precaution was not taken, as at Angicrs, in France, where a suspension bridge broke in under n body of soldiers march ing over in file, and two hundred and oighty lives were lost. Robert Stephenson said there was not ko much danger when a bridgo was crowded with men or cattle. or when cavalry wero on it, as when sol dicrs passed over keeping step. Indeed, 11 it wero possiblo to make a niouso walk back and fourth continuously over a bridgfc, keeping timo with the vibration of tho bridge, tho mouse would eventually destroy tho bridge. When Galileo discovered, that by blow ing with his mouth upon a pendulum each timo it moyed away from him, ho could greatly augment its velocity, he arrived at the important fact that a slight impulse, if regularly repeated, may become of great consequence. On tho same principle, a heavy bell, that a strong man can scarcoly move by one pull with all his micht. can bo set iu violont motion by a mere boy, if 1110 lau gives regular puns at tlio ropo, bocauso each pull slightly increases the bell's vibration. So, in swinging a child, if a push is given ovory time tho child comes back, ho will kecpgoinghigher and higher until ho liually goes over tho tree; bnt break tho sameness of the motion by giving a posh boforc tho swing has como way back, and you will stop the swing. Put a tuning fork in connection with another tuning fork of tho same pitch, and its strength is increased. The earno cfiect is produced by holding n tuning fork over the mouth of a bottlo, if you ap ply ono that vibrates in timo with tho air in tho bottle. Tho sound called tho song of the sea, that is heard when a shell is hold to the car, is tho vibration of air in tho shell. Tho musio of tho mighty organ isoausedby tho vibration of air in tho pipes. Sound is tho sensation wo experi ence from vibrations that reach tbo car. Thoso vibrations aro constantly passing through tlio air. but other inattor may convey them. Whon a tree is felled, if a porssn slightly scratchos with a penknifo on ono end of the troo, another person his oar pressed at tho other end can dis tinctly hear the sound, which in this in stance is conveyed through the treo itself. But what of tho statement, that two sounds can oroato silenccPAt first thought, as somo ono has suggosted, it seems as absurd as to say that two loaves can make no bread. But whon we reflect that sound comes from vibration of tho air, wo can believe that when two vibrations of oppo site systems unite, iney sometimes incroase sound and sometimes just destroy each other, so niakiugsilcnce. It is with sounds or vibration of tho air, exactly as in the case of the waves of the sea. Ono wave may join another in such a manner as to lido triumphantly on 113 crost; or it may just fill up the other's trough, and so stop the motion of both. At one point on the coast of Ireland there is no tide, because tho waves of the Irish sea and the Atlantic ocean unite in the latter way. It has been found that the Davy lamp, invented for colliors to lake into tho mines is not nlways a safety lamp, for a very loud noise, liko that of a blast In a coal mine, may cause such an increase of vi bration that the flame and the outside gas will meet. Tho effact of firing a pistol near a Davy lamp was tried, and it was found that the report caused the flame and the outside gas to meet. At Manchester, in Massachusetts, there is a wonderful singing beach; for, owing to somo peculiarity of form, the vibration of the sand on this beach is koenly music al. There is also on the peninsular of Ml. Sinai a hill called Gibel Nakus, or Mount ain of tho Bell, whero musical tones are distinctly heard, and have excited much curiosity and have given rise to various speculations concerning their origin. Somo years ago a Lieutenant Newbold, of the Madras army, visited this curious bill. Setting off from Wadi Tor, "after two hours' riding and a short walk of half an hour, ho reached the place, which ho de scribed as a bell-shaped hill, from three hundred and fifty to four hundred feet in height. On its western side, which faces the lied sea, is a slopo of about oighty foot, covered with a very fine quartzoso sand, varying in depth from (ivo to six inches to as many feet, according to tho form of the sandstono rock which it cov ois. This is tho spot from which the mys terious sounds issue. Not the slightest nolso was hoard ; but thoir Arab guide, desiring them to wait still at tho bottom of tho slope, began to ascend, sinking to" his knees at every step. The travolers soon heard a faint sound resembling tho lower string of a violoncello slightly touched; and being disappointed at tho result, determined to ascend themselves, I in spite of tho intense heat of tho sun and tho extreme fineness of tho sand. On reaching the summit they sat down to ob serve tbe effect. Tho particles of sand set in motion agitated not only thoso below tlicm, but, though In a less degreo thoso all around tltcin, liko tho surfaeo of water disturbed by a stono. In about two min utes they heard a rustling sound, and then tho musical tone abovo alluded to, which gradually increased to that of a (loop mel low church bell, so loud that it recalled tho rumbling of distant thunder. This occurred when the whole surfaeo was in motion, nnd tho effect upon themsolves, tho travelers compared to what they sup posed might bo felt by persons seated up on somo enormous stringed instrument, while a bow was slowly drawn over tho chorda. They desconded while the sound was at its height; and sooa after it began to lessen with the motion of the sand.nnti 1, at the end of a quarter of an hour, all was perfectly still again." There aro also what are called "singing flames;" for two or moro flames burning within tubes will vibrato in unison as long as they aro kept apart, and by means of them music can bo produced that sounds surprisingly like that of tho human voico. If a tuning fork, whilo vibratint', is held near a certain kind of flame its vibration will bo caught up by the llatncs, and by the aid of a special contrivance can bo seen. This brings 113 to visible music, real art now, mid a highly interesting anil cn- loyawe one, but we must not enter upon It in this paper. ilanj Granger Vh ise, in roller x Monthly. Tim Si N. " I am told," said a bishop in a London drawing room to a I'arsco lady, " that your people actually worship tho sun." The eastern damo replied, " They do, my lord; and so would vou if you had ever seen him." It is indeed true that we do not know what tho sun is in his strongth in theso northern and cloudy latitudes. Occasionally, no doubt, we catch sight, even in wintor nnd spring, of a palo golden sphore, mildly brilliant, which makes for us tender dawns of prim rose and pink, and soft ovening effects of saffron, violet and sea-green. .More com monly in the summer and autumn wo bo hold an unveiled solar suhero, which is bright and splendid according to the ideas of our latitndo, and which imparts a cer tain sensation of radiance and boat. This, however, is not the sun of the cast and of the south tho real king of day. The true nionarcn 01 our system comes a. from the Indian or African horizon without a cloud to dim his majesty; burns himself a path of glory over the sea, and across tho sky; sweeps aloft in fiery fierceness of light. which makes living creatures dread as well as adore him, and sinks into the west ern world with crimson and purple flames deying tho sky, and all nnimalcd naturo silently glad lo be quit of his glorious bnt terrible presenco. Hiding at nownday from tho rays of an oi-b liko this, the Hindoo or tho Equatorial African would appreciato better than ourselves tho figures given by astronomers. How big docs the sun appear I' Children answer to this in various terms, somo say ing, "as big as a golden crown piece," some " ns largo as a pfato. ' 1 ct flow many grown persons roalizs that, if wo take a billiard bait to represent the earth, tho visible sun's sphere could net bo pack ed insido the billiard room if it woro loss than twenty-six fact in length, height and breadth? Jupiter, tho giant of our system, would bo about as largo as a wino cask; Saturn of a butter firkin ; while Uranus and Neptuno miglii bo symbolized by foot balls. Tho central lord of thoso little globules which wo call planets outwoighs them all put together sovon hundred and forty times. As wo behold his glowing muclcus it is about eight hundred and sixty thousand miles in diameter. An Armstrong shell, n3 it travels with its initial velocity, would take thirteen years to reach him. A word spokon hero, as sound passes through our air, would occupy six months in being hoard by an angel of the sun. If ono could reach so far as to plunge tho hand into his burn ing corona, the rato at which sensation thorbs along a norvo would mako it soven or eighty yoars bofore the man would fed the scorch. Light itself tho swiftest of all messengers, except poihaps electricity and gravitation, consumes nino minutos iu traversing tho distanco which divides us from our sun, and yet from him coino all our light, heat and life; as woll as, in all probability, tho very snbstauco nnd form of tho planet wo inhabit. London Telegraph. The Pennsylvania railroad company ejected a ticket soalpor from its I'ittsbur" station a whilo ago, and in tho trial of the suit which followed, tho court has laid down a good deal of law about tho rights in tho premises. Tho station is not a public place in tho sonso that a streot is publio, but it has a quasi public character because tho road is a common carrier. A man would havo a rignt to go thero to moot a friend, but not to sell tickets in competition with the road nor to distrib ute hand bills. An officer of the road had a right to ask the business of persons who came thore, and to eject those who do not give satisfactory answers. In fact, gen erally speaking, the road has just tlio rights in Its stations which private owners have iu thoir buildings, although it cannot exclude thoso who como on logilimato business. Immensity r.lcnn'lT. Immensity: eternitj! how vant! Unbounded siace. duration never pint: Amazeinoat alW.o'erwhelm-i the Intuitu m i, I To limits li'Hiud, to narrow viewa i nurtne-l. Heboid the vast ethereal realms profound. Whose starry hosts revolving earth Kurrou nd : A deep, unfathomod, measureless ahysh. With countless worlds lite or unliko lo tlii; Xo centre, no circumference is known. But every point Iniay he a partial throne; An all pervudinr Presence, sleepless car. Andlnitcblejs m!htar? alway s every when:. If wn could fly nu morn iuir'a radiaut winirs To utmost bounds of all terrestrial thmirK. Scale loftiest heights, sound deepest depths below, Wooolild uot from tint Presence ever ko. From every point in all directions itv. Aud thero uaendiu lined forever lie: Above, beneath, abroa l aud all arouutl Are realms notboutrht can r-;ac!i, no li.iei. can sound. Swifter thatlirlituiiikr i peed the wiuirs of lurht Could never roach a bound In endless fliKht; Lost in those realm no visum can descry. Hut that. of au all-o:n'ilpreseat Lya . Swift oiitward-b'ciml, stronr, vigorous thotiKlit miKht 11 y Its viewle-H piuious lo tlio utnpwt try: Out, wearied, would tho vain attoiupt k.vo uYr, Uroplutusolf and 'piietly adore. No up, nod nvu, 11 hi.ru, no low are fitiuiil ; No end, beiuniiur, measuremeut or liouti.l; Whatever such we relatively call Will not apply to the unhonndofl all. In vain wo strivu inimeiHity tti souu.l. Or irasp eternity's uuoudinir rouud: As well miirlit Suite liitinito transcend. Or mau his Maker fully comproheud . He who hathjmmortality alone. The boundless uulverso his poerloas tlnv)u-. Immensity can fully comprehend, Etornity in ondless beinir Bpeud. As on dnratiou's stream shsll coaselois flov. Time's restless portions swiftly como and eo. The knoll shall oft proclaim with mil Hied sound. Departing years in vast duration's round. If in leu thousaud yeara one irrain of saud Was borne away from earth's extended laud , Or drops were drained from ocean's dap ths below. As Ion? successive cycles coine and ko ; A lime would come when not a sand remaine.1. And when tho ocean depths woutd all ho drained : Dut whon those cycles all their rounilR had run Kternity would be but .tust heKUnt Are wo all destined for that endless state? What vast concerns liana- on Immortal fate! -Lxultantir fromsiu aud death sot free. Wo uain a blissful immortality. i -larksonrille. April 4, s-j. Prehistoric .Mining in Michigan. The Lako Superior mines have the ad vantage of producing metal fiee from any alloy of antimony or nickel or arscnio. Iu many of the mines great masses of uienativo metal are found so large that they must be cut in place with chisels. All tho more important mines aro situ ated on tho anciont workings of a prehis toric race. They seem to havo been Igno rant of the fact that copper could be molted, for they left behind them the fragments too small to use and tho massos too heavy to lift. Every day they sub jected it to a tcmpcratiiro nearly high enough withoutmaking a discovory which would have lifted them out of the Stone Age into tho Bronze Age, and perhaps havo enablod them to survive the struggle in which they perished. They must have been very numerous, and have reached the point of development where they were capable of organizing industry. In Isle Koyal, near tho Minong inino, their pits, excavated to a dopth of from ten lo twenty feet in the solid rock, cover ed au urea of from thrco hundred to four hundred feet wide nnd more than a mile and a half in length. Tho labor expended hero cannot havo boeu much short of that involved In building a pyramid. Islo ISoyal is ten miles from tho nearost land, and is incapable of producing food, so that all supplies excopt fish must have boon brought from some distant point. Their excavations could, of course, never go below the point at which water would accumulate. Their hammers, frequently to tho number of several thousand, ore found in heaps where they were evidently placed at tho ond of tho season. As no graves or evidences of habitations are found, we can hardly doubt that the miners lived south of the great lakes and made yearly jonrneyings with fleets of canoes to tho copper mines. The aggregate amount of the metal which thoy carried oil must have been very great, and it has, I believe, been generally thought that the copper implements of tho anciont Mexi cans came from this source. M.Cbarnayj in a recent number of tho North Ameri can seems to think that the Mexicans reduced copper from its ores. A chemical analysis of their hatchets would sollve the question, for Lake Superior copper is so tree from alloys as to be unmistakable. Tho superintendent of the old Caledonia mino in Ontonagon county kindly took me to the top of a clilV where tliroo Cornish "ti ibuters'' miners working not for wages but for a share of the product had cleared out one of the ancient pits in the outcrop of the vein. They had brought out a quantity of copper, and had just uncovered a large mass which would weigh certainly not less than seven tons. Many battered stone hammers lay around the mouth of the pit. The active little Englishmen, be longing to a race of hereditary miners perhaps as old as the mounil-buildors themselves, had come around the world from the east to finish the work of the departed Asiatic raeo who reached here from the west at a time to which no date can ho assigned. Not far away another party had cut down a dead cedar to mako props for Ihcir tunnel. As they wore putting tho log in position, from its center dropped a small but perfectly formed stono hammer which had ncvor been used. It was mado from a stone found, I believe. only on tho north sido of the lake. This troo was not lar from two hundred and fifty years old; but as codar is almost in destructible in this climate, it may havo beon dead several hundred years. The ax man said that he had found several ham mers in tho center, of cedars. It would saem barely possible that this hammer had been placed in a cleft of the treo, when it it was a sapling, that the wood might grow around tho groove and servo as a handle. At all events, this ono, which I have, was certainly placed where it was about thirty Inches from tho ground by human hands, undoubtedly by the anciont miner himself, when the tree was a twig. '. .lohn.ion, Jr., in Harper's Magazine. A gentleman, accompanied by a favm ito dog, visited tho studio of a nsiug artist. Thero was a picture on the easol, and tho dog began to bark furiously at it. "Nature may be relied upon, after all," said the goiitleman. "The best evidenco of the faithfulness with which you have painted that dog in the background is the earnest ness with which my dog barks at him." "But that isn't a dog," said the artist, Hushing; "it's a cow." The gentleman was nonplussed for a moment, but he quickly replied : "Woll, the dog's eyes aro bolter than mino ; ho never did like cows." Ho happened to press the foot of a young ladv who was sitting noxt to tlio door, in getting out of n street car. The damsel, compressing her brows in an awe-inspiring frown, ejaculated: "Vou clumsy wretch!" Most men would have looked foolish and apologized, but our hero was equal lo tho occasion. "My dear young lady," he exclaimed, "you should have feet large enough to bo seen, and then they wouldn't bo trodden upon." Her brow rolaxed, her eyes sparklod, her lips smilod and tho injury was forgotten. I'hiladclphia Herald. Gen. Wini iei.d Scott at tub Ta ti.E. Groat in his exploits, great in his person, he.was scarcely popular, but bis heart was in proportion to Ids person. Six feet five and a half inches tall, weight SliO pounds; he bad all tho tenderness of a woman. Lavish of bis money, often annoyed by tbe want of it, he never deferred a just debt nor turned bis back upon a poor man. Lavish of bis own lifo in battle, be was careful to the last degree of the lives of his soldiers. He justly won renown. Never failing in great thiugs, he was t the last degree pettish in small things. Soup salt ed by the cook violated one of his maxims, that every man should season bis own soup. If the soup at his own tablo I mean was salted by the cook he raised a row which mado the best soup unsavory. Was the turkey stuffed with sago, thyme and chest nuts, all right. Marjoram was his abom ination. If marjoram was thero, farewell to any comfort with your turkey. Tbe tisb must be boiled to the exact "babble, or baked so that, floating in abundance of dark clarot sauce, it showed the exact golden brown he fancied in the crumbs that garnished it. The parsley which adorned it must be dnly adjusted or the fish would be cold before he would let yoa eat it. lie would deliver a dissertation on the culinary art. A canvasback-duck Had to be roasted to a turn, so that the blood would just trickle from the edge of the knife-blade, or tbe company was not feasted on canvas. Did one help him to a piece of roast beef not from tho inter-costal ho would ask, did you take him and bis guests for "boors?" The "salade," as he called it, even if only raw tomatoes, ifit was not dressed a la mode Dolmonica, or a la mode dc labille France, or by himself, was an offense. Vet he was singularly great. Ho was ascbolnr; had Shakespeare and the Biblo by heart, and often quoted them in felicitous illustration. He would call, and insisted that others should call clergy clargy and clerk clark, and jolo. if you did not pronounce it jowl, ho would almost bowl. One of his aids one asking his permission to marry (aids havo to ask their general's consent to do such things). the general asked the lady's name. "Miss Clark, was tho reply. "Oh, yes," said me goncrai, "lor now you will lie forced to say Clark or dio." The lady i-s dead and the aide is dead now. IlOW TO ritESERVK A CAKIIIACK. A prominont carriage manufacturer of Not tingham, England, Mr. Stary, publishes a series ot "tjselul hints lor tlio proper pres orvation of a carriage," from which wo quote: A carriago should bo kept, in an airy, dry coach-house, with a moderate amount of light; otherwiso tho colors will bo de stroyed. Thero should bo no communica tion between the stables and the coach house. Tho mannre-hcap or pit should also be kept as far away ns possiblo. Am monia cracks varnish and fados the colors both nf painting and lining. A carriage should never, under any circumstances, bo put away dirty. In washing a carriage, keep out ol the sun and have tho lever end of the " sotts " covered with leather. L ie plenty of water, which apply (where prac ticable) with a hose or syrlngo, taking care that tho water is imt driven into tbe body to tho injury of the lining. When forced water is' not attainable, iho for the body a largo soft sponge. This when satu rated, squeeze over the panels, and by the flow down of the wator the dirt will soften and harmlessly rnn oil', then finish with n soft chamois leather and oil-silk handker chief. The same remarks apply to tho undor-woi ks and whcols, except that when tho mud is well soaked a soft mop, free from any hard substance at the head, may bo used. Never use a " spoke brush," which, in connection with tho grit from the road, acts liko sand-paper on the varn itli, scratching it, and, of course, effectu ally romeving nil gloss. Never allow water to dry itself on tho carriago, as it Invariably loaves stains. Ba careful to grease the bearings of tho forc-carriazo so as to allow it to turn freely. Examine a carriage occasionally, and whenever a bolt or slip appears to be getting loose, I tighten it up with a wrench, and always have little repairs dono at once. Never draw out or back a carriage into a coach house with the horses attached, us more accidents occur from this than from any other cause. Headed carriages should nover stand with the head down, and aprons of every kind should bo frequently uniouteu or tuey will soon spoil. Gems or Tnoi'Gii r. Little children are the lilies of the valley of life. Indolence is the rust of the mind and the inlot of every vice. Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes her. Wrong none by doing in juries, or omit ting the benefits that are your duty. Conscience is a terrible punishment to the villain who still believes in a here after. Men usually follow thoir wishes until suffering compels them to follow their judgment. Whims me harder to remove than sorrows; for time, instead of weakening, strengthens them. Be always at leisure to do good; never make business an excuse to decline ollioes of humanity. The Intellect of a truly wise man is like a glass; it admits tho "light of heaven and reflects it. He. who is puffed up with the first galo of prosperity will bend beneath tlio lirst blast of adversity. I'onection does much, but encourage ment does more. Kncourageiuciit alter censure is as the sun after a shower. The. incapacity of men to understand ach other is one of the principal causes of their ill temper toward each other. With love the heart becomes n fair and fertile garden, glowing with sunshine and warm hues, and exhaling sweet odors. Tho chief properties of wisdom aro to bo mindful of things past, careful of lliings present, and provident of things to come. I'o you think, Mary, you could leave father and mother, this pleasant homo, with all its ease and comfort, and go to tho far west with a young lawyer, who has but liltlo besides his profession to depend upon, anil with hiin tearch out a now home, which it should ho your duly to beautify and mako delightful and happy liko this?" Propping ber head .-nftlv on his shoulder, she whispered. "I think I could, Archy." "Well," said he, "tlioie's Tom Jones, who's going west, and wants lo get a wife. I'll mention it to him." " You may say what you plca-o," sol ' emnly romarked a red-nosed listener to a temperance lecturer, 'out whiskv 0110c saved my life." "How wns that?"'" Why, i wanteu a uhhk so imu mm i gnt up in the middle of tho night nnd went out to hunt for a saloon. While I was gone the house caught tire and burned up my wife." A young man who thought he had won tbe heart and now asked tho hand of a certain voting widow, was asked by ber: " What is tho dillerenco between mysolf and Mr. liaglev's Durham cow f ' "He naturally replied : " Well, I don't know. " Then,"' said the widow, " vou had hotter marry the vow" Waikii Diioi'S. John (',. Kwiug, ol Ction, recently mado a w.igc-r tha', he could drink two quarts of whisk v. He am so ana aicu wiuiiii a lew linur?. A liquor seller presented his bill to tbe executor of a deceasod customer's estate, asking. "Do you wish my bill sworn in?" "No," said the executor, "dnath of the deceased is sufficient evidence lie had he liquor." Dr. D.iv. of Boston, who baa treated over 7.000 eases of inebriety, says tliat one-fifth of tbcin aro tbe liareaMe result of wine and beer drinking. Professing Christian, tell in yoi,r excuse for uot identifying yourself with the tem perance work. If ther is an excuse that you can plead before Gjd, tell us what is it? We do not believe Hint there is uiio tramp in a hundred whojdoos not u-e both whisky snd tobacco. Show us a genuine tramp who does not get drunk as often a opportunity presents and we will show you the eighth wonder of the world. The president of the recont distillers congress said iu his niMrvtss to the assem bly that "tho greatest danger that thieat enod tho whisky business lay in the growiDg public sentiment that holds every manufacturer of and dealer in spirits to be an enemy of society and the human race." To sum up tho results to the close of the fifth-year trials: Middlings nioro eeonorai cal than corn meal for tho growing pig. The gradual addition of cob meal or bran to tho ration of tho growing pig gives more economical results than clear corn meal. It is quite probable that the addi tion of cotton seed moal in limited amounts to cob meal will bo economy. Hoots ap pear to givo relatively better results when fed to steers or cows. Skim milk in con nection with grains adds to the nutritious effect of both foods. Corn meal hat a visiblo ofl'ect on tho character of the pig, tending lo fatten from the first. Corn meal is nn excellent fattening food. When a pig is on nn exclusively moal diet a pound and ono-half of bran inoal needs to be added to his rations for 100 pounds meal fed. Over a series of yoars tho growth ! ol pig will pay lor grain consumes!. Mi jtes require more feed to mako a pound of growth than pigs.. J. r! . S,int'rn, i Mirror and I'trtu. r. IV.ESKiivi.NG l'Y.NCF. Posts. Mr. barker Earle, tho well known horticulturist, writes to the Chicago Times : " In building a fence around our young orchard, several years ago, we tried many plans for preserving the posts. Having occasion to remove the fenoe this winter, wo noted the eonditioa of the posts as follows: Those set with no prep. aration were decayed nn inch or moro in thickness; those coated with a thick wash oflimowero bolter preserved, but were quite seriously attacked by worms; those posts coated with hot tar wero perfectly sound as when first put in tli ground; those painted with petroleum and kerosene were equally sound and as good as new. In ftituro wo shall treat nil pasts in the following manner before settiug: Let the posts get thoroughly dry, and then, with a pan of cheap kerosene and a whitewash brush, give the lower third of the post, the part to go into the ground, two or three good applications ol the oil, lotting it soak n well each tunc. I osts so treated will not bo troubled by worms or insects of any kind, but will resist decay to a remarkable degree. This wo lind lo be tho simplest. easiest, cheapest and best method of pres ervation. " I'.iiMla;,-!'." To the Editor Maxt. 1'iotighnfvi : X he following additional notes from mj forthcoming report of the State Hoard of Agncultnro are of interest as bearing upon the question of ensilage nnd the great profit that has resulted from its discussion. John K, IUssh.i.. Hoston, April 20, 18S2. Other experiments of the New Jersey station prove that fodders, such as clover hay and wheat straw, and foods mr-Ii as brewers' grains or roots mado into rations containing the same amount of digestible material as rations of ensilage, are com paratively of tho same value, both to sus-1 tain animals aud produce milk. Kxpcii-j ments in this direction leads tho director of tho station to publish this result: "AVj- silage can jironitre no more miltc th in any i oilier fodder which contain an equal I amount 0 OO'I.. II this ensilage is mere ly a substitute, its value to us is to bo determined by its relative cost. Experi ment, and the practical judgment of our farmers, will determine tho queslinu ufter notlior season, Tho discussion of these otieslions has been of incalculable value. Never before has there been so thorough an apprecia tion of the maize plant ns now. Tlio value of dried corn fodder, hitherto but little understood by tho larjro number of farm ers, bus been made apparent by the easier experiment of men on all side-:, and spread far and wide by means of tun institutes and farmers' clubs. Other fodders, millet. rve, oat straw, when fed with the tamo, or a less amount of nitrogenous food than i. usually fed with ensilage, have given very valuable results. It is found that an acre of good Soil kept active, well worked and fertilized for each crop, instead ol lying idle for three-fourths of llio year, may, by close succession of ciops, as winter rye (cut for hay), millet, coi n fodder or barley m siiuiuier nnd lull succession produce enough to carry a much greater number of eaitlu than wo have dono in the l"flst. Our experience in this important matter should convince all of tho necessity of a thoroughly equipped experiment station. It is nut to our credit that we aro compel led to look to the experiments of distant States. We propose at some future d:tte to re view Secretary Itussell's opinions upon tho subject of ensilage, but briefly in this con nection we must express our disappoint ment at his weak, illogical and unsatisfac tory arraignment of the advocates of the new system of feeding. o ivgret that our. worthy secretary should p iss hy un noticed the score nf sucen-sftil silos in his own stale, should discredit the published statements of scores of our most intelligent and trustworthy farmers, and should foel himself forced lo seek in the state of New Jersey that quasi support t" his assertions which could not bo found within the limits of our own commonwealth. If, then, the above extracts from the secretary s repcrt embody the sum and substance of all that nan bo said in disparagement of luo sys tem of cnsilago, those of our cuterpiising farmers who have already constructed silos will not accuse themselues of stupidity, credulity or wasteful extravagance, while those who are hesitating whether or not to embark upon this unknown sea of advanc ed and progressive agriculture will be I encouraged to experiment in a modest and inexpensive manner, alter tlio metuous ol thoir brother farmers who have been suc cessful pioneers in tho same direction. To Secretary Russell, after his twelvo months" additional criticism and investigation of tho subject, is duo the thanks of the many hundreds of ndvooates of silos and ensilage that the chances of loss nnd dis appointment arc no greater, and that even his scientific coadjutor from New Jersey does not condemn tho system, but finds much to commend in Its following. Amcneaii vullwa'.or, (temperance . Hints for Ladies' jPniperauceSfioirHiot. The English Tr.mpcran Journal give tho following "hints," which, though not quito so applicable, in all particulars. t American us to Kiglish lifo, nevertheless contain many valuable ingestions for work. Tbe chief difficulty Wtfladies find, in banding themselves together for leru peraneo work, is tho wunt of some ground that is not already occupied by au exist ing temperance ugemry; therrforc. thesi few hints havo been compiled, in tbo hopes that they may in somy small uieas ure supply this nted. Drawing room and o'.htr srini-publio meetings aro well suited for ladies' sneie tius, as ladies who shrink from spenktu at public meetings will often bo willing to say a few words, or read a short paiwi at more private gatherings. Porlup tho most important woik nay ladies' teni peranert society call ongH'iu is the hold ing of drawing room meetings for til" upper classes of society. The aXierooon is generally the best timo far bolJini; thein, though occasionally one might be held in the evening. These meeting should not as a rulo last longer than nbo" ; an hour and a half, anal it is lies', if it can bo arranged, to bavo two or three speak ers, each to take a different phiise of the ubject, and towards the eloso the meet ing might be thrown open for discussion . When one of these meetings Is nbont to bo hold, perhaps tome ladiaa might under take lo call personally on the principals of the various schools and colleges in tint neighborhood with nn invitation. Nona should he discouraged from holdings these meetings because they cannot accommo date many ; a small meeting eftea bears a much fruit as a largo one. At off meeting', pledge books should be at hand ; it is also well to have a good supply of literature, either to be sold r given away according to ciVoumstances. Another effort is tbe taohiing of drawing room meetings for young women en gaged in shops tho meeting being preced ed by a stand up tea, and condnolee' in the same way as I ho afternoon meethigs. These meetings have to be held late in the evening S o clock, or even later. It would hardly bo possible in any private houso to find room euough to accommo date the young men engaged ia shops its well as the youug women ; bnt at time -the end of a session for example some reopi might b hired for a meeting, when both young women and yonng men could be asked. Possibly two or three lsulies would undertake the management of the tea. Kitchen meetings are mafu! for reach ing a most important class jur domestie servants. The lady at whoo haasa th meeting is held ronld either invijo the ser vants of her friends or allow her servants to invito their friends to toa. and tbe metiig might bi enlivened with some singintr. Meetings of a more, public chara-jlci. for woman of tin various coajregatione. in some districts, ore found useful. It is well if they cm bo held iu tome school or lecture room belonginj to the varioin churches or chapels. It will bo well if conferences ca8 be lmM with Sunday school teachers, if thev cau only be induced to take an interest the subject, they will not fail to find means to bring it before their scholars. Meetings for the working eUss next claim attention. A good plan for holding theso is to hi. e a room, and for the inset -ing to bo preceded by a tea. It is weil, if if it can bo so arrangod, for the meetiags for tlio men and thuir wives to bs iu-l-l separately from thOso for boys and gills. Notices of theso meetin(fs might be given through district visitors, and by menus u( placards. In bringing this paper to a conclusion, my principal object has been to iuegnsu a low plans adapted for ladies' societies where thoy are just eomiueuAg work, it is also hoped that thane few hints miv induce ladies lo form thouiselves into soci eties, in districts where they huf not already done so, as they will have it in thfir power, by means of the various meetings which have been suggested, in reach almost every class of society, and to bring the subject lieforo thosn who o l o wise would not have lunch oppt rliinit.y of bearing about it. One Valium's Ittconl. .,V MR. 1.. .1. llll'IIMiiNli Sou is :i fair and comply in uron wi;b an erect carriage and grout energy, Ihoryh she is evidently pouring the crssinc, which s qurates this worl I I'roiu the eter nal. Siic po-s-'sses iom:tin uf great bans . and is still an cnorgtttic, opible hnar keeper, with a uave taavuer, which makes her very popular as itiisirn; of a hotel, wli'mh "souiiis lo lie bar Wj;h.i ambition. More than a scorn of ya's ag, herliu.--band was thoroughly awakened, during a revival of religion, and believed on Chris! as hit Savior. 'We liiu-t leave the hotel, wife." In said, with the new joy beaming from h' face. "I can never sell strong drink as i Christian nifin." Mrs. M seated herself deliberate iy- "Vou aro to excitable, my dear'' she slid soothingly. "Don't do tavthing rashly. Somebody will sell liquor if you doa't. Wait a little. Yon will feel differently ley nnd by." lie did. lie not only sold liquor with out compunction, but drank it freely. The bright, joyful look left his face, which l came flushed :md swollen. Oao of his beautiful daughters fell a victim I tee betrayer; the other married a respeqitble young farmer, and tho father gained the sine of being his own best custemcr, and died, in the prime of manlioeJi, a poo wreck of humanity. Was it the rusher's influence which impelled tho daam-r to persuade her husband lo exchange tht nice, eosy, safo house, wher bis son and daughtar woro growing up boautltul :wel intelligent, for a hotol? It was dene. Test years elapsed, and the husband iff in a drunkards grave, to which th sen is rapidly following him, while tho daugh ter is a lost woman. And the motntr Jezebel, shall wo call hr? This is a plaia life sketch, dear reador. Tht moth er what of her? Her son, a finem'tni follow, with his mother's beauty and his father's noble, generous instinct, follow that father on bis downward iflt8. You soc it in his flushed cheek and uncertain movements. "Mother," he said a few days ago, "wu must quit the hotel, or 1 shajl die a drunk ard." "Nonsense, my son," replied the moth er; "a man who cannot sell liquor with out tasting it must bo a fool." Tlio woman will oonqacr as sho did boforc, aod the prophecy, alatl it will probably prove true, and tho record of that beautiful woman is stained wit tha blood of souls. The old man sighed as he took the golden haired, laughing boy upon hi knees, and stroking his shining tresses, said: "Ah, how much I should line to fen! liko a child again." Litt!e,Johnnjo eoastd his laughter and looking soberly -up into his grandfather's face, remarked' "Tben why don't you get mamma to splink you? ' ! i ;l -I f ' t.fl. t