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NotlceB of Deaths and Marriages inserted aratls be t eit.-nded (Ibiluarv Notices if J'oelry will be ilia ucd at tho rate of t centa per line. " VOL. XL. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1883. NO. 4. by the publisher at the offloe in uompeuer. Zt $xtmm. MONTPELEK, VT. WEDHESDAY. JAN. 24, 1883. Suudaj School Lesson Notes. BT RET. J. O. EHEBUCRN. lib. 4: The Prince of Life-Ada 3: 13-21. This losson follows immediately tho one of last week. The man healed of bin lamonoss, together with Peter and John, the agents in Ills healing, form the center of an amazed group of people in Solom n'e porch. Feter saw the interest which the manifestation of divine power had orea,tod, and, wishing to turn the thoughts of tho peoplo from thimselves to the real sou 100 of the healing power, he began to nddross tho multitude. He had then a good oppor tuniiy to get some credit to himself for what was wrought! but ho wished rather that Christ might be exalted. Henoo ho at once set about the task of preaching Jesus to the crowd gathered about them. Ho declares in the pi tinest terms that the work which had caused them to nurvol is God's work. He speaks of G id in such a way as to bring him most vividly before tho minds of bis audience "The God of our fathers." Every Jew looked baok to n wonderful history wherein God had in a remarkable manner revealed hirasolf to his people. .Peter spoke in a way to bring this national history afrosh to the minds of his hearers. Thoro is a oertain adroitness in this opening of his address which is wise and commendable. Every speaker needs in some way to oreate a bond of sympathy between himself and his hearers, while Poter wastes no time In such an effort, bo yet aoconip1Ub.es the purpose in a vory fow words. But while he declares that the work is God's work, he also assorts that it was wrought to glorify his Son Jesus. Tho mention of this name would have so enraged m my of them that they would have heard no more, if Peter had not first ascribed all the power to the God of their fathers. Hav ing the attention of the people, Potor pro- ceeds in the plainest manner to charge them with the guilt of murdering the innocent Jesus. It is not likely that those present were members of tho council that con demned him, 'nor were they the soldiers who nailed him to the cross, but it will bo remembered that Pilate's consent to the crucifixion was finally obtained by the clamor of tho populace; and it is only natural to suppose, that, among those who were drawn together by curiosity to soe the wonder wrought upon the lame man, wero many who helped to swell tho clam ors by which the governor was swayed on the day of the cruoifixion. At least thoy had raised no voice against the iniquity of that day ; and a silent looking on whan crime is oommitted is the same as partici pation in it. While Peter directly charges home this guilt, personally and collect ively upoh his hoarers, he does not spend time in doseanting upon the enormity of their crime, but at onoe follows out the history of Christ and asserts his resurrec tion, and declares that he and John are witnesses to this fact. Any ono can see that there is a marked boldness about this declaration. Among the Jews the report had gono all abroad that the body of Jesus was stolon from the tomb by his followers. Now, scarcely two months after the event in the very place where the faots transpired, Poter confidently asserts that such report is a lie, and affirms that God did really raiso Jesus from the dead. If ever, in any place, this preaching of tho resurrection w;n to bs refuted, or oven disputed, this wjukl seem to be the time and place; but it docs not appear that a single voice was raised against it. Then Petor comos to the application of his statements to the preBcut case. Ho boldly asserts that faith in the nanio of Jesus has made the man whole, whom they knew to have been a cripple from his birth The faith which was tho procuring causo of tho healing was vainly exorcised by tho disciples, 'hough they had succeeded in inspiring in the man an expectation that he was to receive something. Peter speaks confi dently of the work as a gonuine caso of healing, no temporary relief, or momen tary ability to walk.tbut" psrfeot sound ness," just such a work as God delights to perform. At this piinl the tone of Peter's address changes. lie had made a keen thrust with tho sword of truth, and now seeks to point thosi who had felt its koenness to pardon and hope. Ho terms them all brethren as being Jews with him, and shows them ground of hope because thoy had actod ignornntly in rejecting Chri it. Petor has vory broad charity now nndor the inflnonco of tho Holy Spirit. He even grants that the rulers of tho Jews wore in ignorance about Christ. This wo do not question, but it often nppoars as though it w:is ignorance that refused to be enlight ened. However, it was doubtless true that with their understanding of the prophecies there was such ground of stumbling as would leavo hope for thorn, if, soiing thoir error, thoy truly ropentod. The Jews failed to suo tha', tho Christ of their Scriptures was to be humbled and to suffer. Petur declares that this was shown in all the prophets, and that God has fullillod thoso prophooies according to their plainest meaning. Hence he exhorts them to repent and be oonvortcd or "turn again," as wo have tit in the Revised Version. This term is a favorite; one in tho Acts, It is said to be used eleven times in the book, and always with tho meaning of turning (about In a spiritual sense, and faolng in the opposite dirootion. This penitence and turning about are put us conditions to pardon and spiritual refreshing, (for the "when" of our old version is far bettor rendered by "so that" In tho now). "So that tthe .time of refreshing may como." They are sure to follow whon mon ropent and turn to God. The two last verses of this losson have been consldorod diflloult; of explanation, because It has been assumed that Feter peaking of things which Ills boarors might expect to witness during thoir lifetime. Such a view is not necessary. Wo may just as naturally understand Hut Potor is putting tho whole matter of Christ's character and offices before them, and so speaks of him ns coming again to judge tho world. Thoro is some difficulty with the word restitution, anil in tho new version we have restoration ; and many suggest "fulfillment." The idea seems to be that along with the closing up of this dispensation there will bo a making right of what bag been wrong in ihe world. Of eight eitins in the United States, having over 200,000 inhabiiants, tho number of churches in proportion to the population Is largest in Cincinnati. Philadelphia is second on tho l'st, Boston third, Chicago fourth, and unhappily for the pretence of tho "city of churches," Brooklyn oomea but fifth on the sealo China possesses the longost bridge in tho world. It is at Lagan.", over an arm of the China sea, am) is five miles long, built entirely of stone, 70 feet hitrh, with ti roadway 70 feet wide, and has 300 arches. The parapet is a balustrade, and e tch of the pillars, which are 75 feet apart. supports a pedestal on which is placed a lion 21 foot long, made of ono block o! I marble. An old man would not believe ho coul bear his wife talk a distance of live miles hv telephone, His butter half was in a country store several miles away, where thero was a icicpnono, and tne sceptic was also in a piuce wnere lucre was similar instrument, and on being told how to operate it, he walked . boldly up and shouted, "Hollo, Strati! At that instant lightning struck the telephone wire and knocked tne man ilown.and ashesornmhled to his feet ho excitedly cried, "That's Sarah every time!" Anonymous. The Ohio legislature is likely to make a special effort to stop tho adulteration of loorl, and formidable lists of a mixes are being printed. Thus an eminent Cineinn uti ehomistsnys that the liver and kidney complaints which destroy so many lives are largely due to the use of sulphuric acid in sugar manulaoture; tne aim is to extract the substance in its final proonssos but that cannot bo done perfectly. Thon, among smaller matters, honey comb Is mane artiuoi any and bees led on glucose to fill it, and eveu eggs aro produced cnemically, but so tar without shells. A recent visitor found Gov. Stophons of lieorgia, in Ins ollioo, sitting in the histor io chair, "with logs crossed, dressed ii conventional black, a shirt with the old fashioned roller collar, under which was a black band tied in a hard knot. His shoes happened to bo a new pair with old laces, untied and wandering in unconscion able irregularity. A pair of eye glasses hung by a black silkon cord at his side which whon not put to ocular uses are utilized lor emphasizing his remarks. Tho room was plain. Barring the paper the w tils wero bare and devoid of ornaments, with the exception of a largo gourd that hung on a nail above the governor's head. Tho curiosity camo by mail from an admirer in the state, and is about forty feet in length." Dr. MoCosh, tho president of Princeton college has como to the conclusion that the subject of athlotio sports absorbs altogether too much of tho thoughts of the students of that institution and says that the matter demands immediate attention. He remarks: "When ono walks across the campus the conversation ho overhears bears no relation to the science and knowl edge which we come hero In pursue, but it is this gamo and that game, this record and that record. Tho college pipers, too, which are primarily literary organs, are devoted to gymnastics and athletics." The doctor is a little nervous and sensitive about the outsidu remarks that are made. "Tho press of tho country nnd the public at large aro getting tired of it and make a mockery of it." It will ovidontly bo the effort hereafter on the part of the authori ties t Irineeton to secure the happy medium, and in it they certainly will have tho sympathies of people in general. Barnard contributes its mi to to the record of naughtiness which Vermont has been working up in the past fow weeks. A bloody affray took plane there last week Wednesday. Full particulars of I ho affair are as follows: Andy Clark, a t'avelin" peddler, stopped at the house of a Mr Bowen, and scoured lodgings for the night. Mrs. Howen subsc fluently went to the peddler's room to make his bed, but as sho stayed somewhat longer than sceiueu necessary, mr. isowon went nn stairs wnn a gun ana a pistol lo investigate matters, ino result was that, as he opened the door, he received a blow over the eyes that opened to him a more extended celestial prospect than michi havo been expected under the circum stances. The peddler nnd Mrs. Bowen then fell upon the intruder, and tried to deprive him of his armory, hut, being a mighty man of muscle, Bowen got the better ol them both, swinging tho gun by the barrel, he dealt Clark a blow in the bead that cut a horrible gash and foiled him bleeding to the floor. II t struck at the prostrate peddler again, but tho blow glanced, breaking the gun stock on tho floor. The infuriated husband then struck at his wife, nearly severing one car from her head, and knocking her senseless on the floor. Both lay insensible and appar ently dead, oovered with blood. Bowen went out nnd told tbo neighbors what he had dono, and said that he wanted help to lay the corpses out. Upon returning, however, tne supposed oorpses were found alive, but in a horrible condition, their whole persons and the floor being saturated with blood. They were promptly cared for nnd are likely to recover. Bowen was not arrested. Thoro is no doubt that in many cases of apparent ilea h, especially when thosbliject is young and vigorous, animation is suspended by extreme suffering instead of vital exhaustion, and may be restored by prompt and energetic measures; as in the caso of tho following remarkable Instance rolalod by the Hartford Timts: Dr. J! ox, of Weatbersfield. was onco called to attend two children sick with cholera infantum. As he entered tho house the sobbing mother said, "You'ro too late, doctor I One is dead and the other is breathing his last." Ho saw the body of ono in tho hands of nn attondanL being prepared for tho shroud, and the other was in tho arms of the mother, gasping for breath. Tho doctor called for hot vater, a flannel sheet and some nms. tard. He put a pound of mustard Into the water, tore a flannel sheet in two. took one- half of It and (lipped it in the hot mustard water. In this be rolled up tho child which was boing prepared for the grave, leaving only its little wnito face uncovered. Then he took the other half of theblnnket.dippod it into the mustard water as before, and rolled the second child in this. Ho laid tho two little ones side by side and awaited results. In a few minutes the child that was supposed to bo dying sent up a vigor ous lung protest against this heroio treat ment, and to tho astonishment of all (oxcopt tho dootor) the dead child nlso, a low minutos later, added his voice to the uproar, and two pair of lungs in loud con cert testified to the effioacy of mustard and water, and tne correct "nil ' of the rioeinr. Both children recovered, and Bro now liv ing, one of them being a rising young physician of New York city. Till! FALLOW I'llil.ll. The Rita cine up and tho aim giBS down; Tho nltflit mint auroudcta tho Bleenlnjf towu ; Hut II it be dirk or if It bo day , If the tompoHts heat or the breezes play , HUH hero ou tlilH upland slope 1 Ho Lookiuir up to tho chuuifcful iky. Nitillfht am 1 but a fallow Hold; Nevur a crop my acred yield, Ovor the wall ut my ri lit hand Htatoly and ifreou tho ojru bladoH ataud , And f hoar at my loft tbo Uyiuit foot Of the winds that rustic the bendtugr whont. Often while yot tho mora Is rod I list for our master's eawr troad. He smiles at the yonuif corn's towerlnK height, Ilo knows the wheat is a irondly BlKlit, llitt lie Klaucos not at tho fallow Held Whose idle acror, no wealth may yield. Sometimes tho shouts of tho harvesters The sleoplnif pulse of ray belntr stirs, And as one in a dream 1 seem to loot Tho sweep and the rush of the ewiniflns stool, Or I catch tho sound ol the ir.iy retrain As thoy heap their wains with tho Koldeu fraln. Yt, O niy unlirhb r. hi not too proud. Though ou every tonuo your praise is loud. 0 ir in athr N:iluro is kind to me, And I am unloved by bird and beo, And never a child that p:issos by JJitt turns upon mo a irratelul ey; Ovor my head the altiai aro bine; 1 have my share of tho rain and dew; I bisk like y ai in the summer sun When tho Ion bright days pass, one by ono, And calm us yours is my sweet repose Wrapped iu the warmth of the winter snows. For little our levins' mother cares Which the corn or the daisy boars, Which is rich with the ripening wheat. Which with the violet's breath is sweet, Which is red with tho clovor bloom, Or which for tho wild sweet torn nukes room. T'scloss nndor the summer sky Year after year mon say I lie. Little they know what strength of mino 1 tfivo to tbo trailing blackberry vino; Little they kuow how tho wild Krapo grows, Or how my 11 e blood Hushes the rose. Little thoy think or tho cups 1 1111 For tho masses croopin under tho hill; Little thoy thmk of the least I spread For tho wild wee creatures that must be fed : Hqulrrel and butterfly, bird and boo, And tho creeping tilings that no eye may soo. Lard of tho harvest, Thou dost know How the summors and wlntors go. Never a ship saiis east or west Ladou with treasures at my bohost. Yet my boing thrills to the voice of God When 1 give my gold to the goldeu rod. Julia C. Ji. Dorr, in llarpen Maonzina for February. OLD (iRl.MUS IS 111; A I). rThls famous ballad was written bv A. a. (irecn. born at Providence, It. 1., law, died 1S7S J Old Grimes Is dead, that good old man, We ne'er shall soe him more; He used to wear a long black coat, All buttoned down before. Ills heart was open as tho day, His fceliugs all were true; His hair it was Inclined to gray, He woro it in a queue. Whene'er he hoard the voice of pain His breast with pity burned: Tho !aro round head upon his cane From ivory was turned. Kind words he over had for all, He knew no base design , His eyes wore dark and rat her small, His nose was aquiline. He lived at noace with all mankind, In friendship he waB true; Hi coat had pockot-holoB behind, His pantaloons were blue. I'nharmed tho Bin which earth pollute g He passed securely o'er, And never woro a pair of hootB For thirty years or more. 13ut good old (.rimes Is now at res t. Nor fears misfortune's frown ; Ho wore a double-breasted vest, The stripes ran up and dawn. He modest merit sought to find, And pay it its desort ; He bad no malice in his mind. No ruffles on uls shirt, His neighbors he did not abuse, Was soidablo and gay; lie wore large buckles on Ills shoos. And chauged them every day. 11 is knowledge hid from public gazo Hu did not bring to view, Nor make a nolso town mooting days, As many people do. His worldly goods he never threw Iu trust to fortuuo's chances; no lived (as all his brothers d'J) Iu easy circumstances. Thus undisturbed by auilous cares His peacetul moments ran, And everybody Bald he was A tluoold gentleman. Blizzard. About one o'ulcck. whilo wo were in a lrv goods store, the merchant, who had stepped out a moment before, said to us: 1 don t like lo iliiveatvay my customers. iu' a buzzard is coming from the west. and ii is couoig fast. The telegraph says iliul it has j.isi reached Morris. That is forty miles from hem, but it is coming at i he rate of forty miles per hour, so you have got r.o time to spare if you are going home to day. He rolled up our purchases as he spoke, and appeared to he in a hurry to get rid of ns. When we got outside tho store the first thing that attracted my attention was the fact that of all the teams in tho street when we arrived, mine was the only one that remained. Every one had scudded for home. Even then I did not hurry. The sun wassiill shining brightly without with not tho faintest suggestion of a storm apparent nnywhero. Before we got a mile from town I bad forgotten all about the coming storm and the horses were jogging at their will. Wo wero still two mi es from homo, when suddenly the sun wns obscured, and the air grow cold nnd chill in a moment A darkness as of smoke swept over every thing. Then I remembered why we were going homo, and I gave the horses the whip in earnest, lashing them into a run. Away to Ihe west there appeared to bo a leaden wall sweeping toward us. Thero was a hum in tho air. A light breeze sprang up, grew stronger, and in a minute became a galo. The wall came down with railroad speed, tbo roar of its approach growing louder every instant From the lop of a roll in tho prairie wo could see our houso, and it oamo pretty near boing our last glimpso of it. Words will never convey an intelligent idea of the blizzard ; of the frightful roar with which it bears down upon you, tho howling and hissing of the wind. If you try to speak, the wind dashes the syllables from your lips so quickly that you do not hear your own words. In thirty seconds from tho tinio tho first snowflake fell I could not see my horses. Tho atmosphere appeared to bo all stow, nnd every flake seemed anxious to get somewhere before tho rest should get there. I use the wors "flake," but that is wrong. No flakes could bo distinguished. The whole nlmo sphero was filled with ono huge flake that hemmej us in on all sides. Although Mabel's head wasn't over a foot from mine I could not see her features, and could but dimly see her form. I tried to peer down ward besido the sleigh and see the track, but I might just as well have tried to see the earth beneath a snow bank. I could feel a motion to the sleigh, so I knew the horses wero still moving. Tho cold was intense I tried to ask my wife if she was suffering, but I ftiuld not hear my own words. During the two or three minutos that intervened between the time I saw the storm approaching and the moment it struck us the horses had run at the top of their Bpeed, so I knew that wo could not be much over a mile from home. It did not seem possible for the horses lo keep the track. No ono oould live an hour in that storm. Our only hope lay in the horses being able to keep a track tbat wns overy instant beln buried deeper. It isn't pleasant to sit still nnd freeze to death. In ten minutes I was chilled through and felt thnt I was freezing. The horses were still moving, nnd although I could not now see them I kept lashing them with the whip. It seemed hours since Ihe storm hud shut us in, and I wns just becoming convinced that the horses had got ont of the p ith, and that we woro lo?t on the prairie when thero came a sudden lull in the fierce wind. Tho sir was still full of whirling snow, but I could see objects about me, nnd it didn't take long to find that we were in the barn nnd were safo. I had left the barn doors open in the morning, and the noises had found their I 1.. 1 ,L!-I. I I 1, L 1 L I and declared that it wouldn't happen again in a thousand years. Although we had reached the barn, we were not in the lioueo yet. From the barn to the house is about twenty yards, but as far as seeing it was concerned, the house might as well have been in the moon, Tho little woman helped mo unharness tho horses and put them in their stalls. Then I told her to temain whero sbe was. and made a break for tho houso. It is difficult for any ono to boliovo that in a blinding storm ho cannot go twenty yards in a line sufficiently straight to find a house, but Iry it sometime! Do you see that pumpP I stumblod over it. It is twenty feet to tho right 'of the patn troni the barn to tho houso. If it had not been for that pump I would never again have found either tho house or barn, I knew that tho handlo of the pump pointed directly toward the house, and that it was not over ten yards away. 1 raised tho handle and felt for my boarings. i let go ol tho pump Handle and plunered for ihe houso. When I tell you that I ran smack" againsfc it vou will understand that seeing was out ol tho Question. After i got into tne nouse i iook a nail oi twine, tied ono end lo tli3 door knob and succeed ed in getting back to the barn, nnd by following the string, we roachod tho bouse again. For three (lays and nights there alter neither of us even opened the outer door. When tho storm ceased we could not see tho bain for the snow had piled in between the house nnd barn so deep i hat it covered the windows on that side of the houso. On the cast side of the bouse, however, there was very little snow. The shovel happened to bo in the house, and tho little woman and I succeeded in tun neling through to the barn, but we had to carry every shovelful of the snow taken out of the tunnel through the house and throw it on the east side. Down in Opelika, Ala,, when they see a policeman on tno streets, thoy chaso him into tho nearest saloon nnd give him his choice between a ducking nnd treating the crowd. Citizens aren't quite so eager to hold office down that way. 'That man is a phrenologist, Pal. phat?' nsked Pat, puzzled. 'A phronolo gist.' 'Flint's that?' 'Why a man who can tell, by leelmg ot tne bumps on your ncau.wuat Kind ol a man you are.' liumps on mo head, is it?' exclaimed Pat. 'Then I should think it would givo him more of an idea phat kind of a woman me wife is!" A poem in tho Cambridge Tribune begins: "Am I woll or unwell? Am living at all P" Afier looking the stuff through, tho reader is bound to conclude that the writer was decidedly unwell, and it is very doubtful if by this time ho is "living at all." He wouldn't be if his identity wore known Lowell Citizen. Prince Napoleon says his object in issue- lng a manitosto was not to overthrow the republic, but to ascertain what the people lliougut ot it. lie has probably lound out to his satisfaction that a change is not desired at jrcsent. lln declaration that the government is weak may have some truth in it, but it is nt least strong enough to send hua into cxilo. A very quick child made an observation to ner governess the other day which had a great deal ol truth in it. "How is it my dear," inquired tho lady, "that you do not understand this simple thing? ' "I do not know, indeed," she answered with, a perplexed look; "but I sometimes tbiDk I havo so many tilings to loarn that I have no timo to understand." A good story is told about Mazzini Whilo tho notorious Italian agitator was in London ho went out ono day with an English Iriend and bought a lot of rustv old swords and pistols. "What on earth aro you coing to do with them?" asked the Britisher. "Nothing at all," replied Mazzini; "only when the polico hoar of my purchase telegrams will be sent everywhere, nnd not a king or queen will sleep quietly to-night." And the Italian chuckled. The Hartford Post referring to tbo pre diction of the St. Louis (I tobe-Democrat egarding the olection of Senator Edmunds to tho presidency, says: "This prophecy shows, us the straw, which way tho wind blows, and may be taken as a slight indi cation that the republicans of the west are not so determined in tho matter of goo graphical selection ol a candidate ns they havo been for years past. Thoy aro willing to recognize ability, even in the east." The imagination can hardly conceive the heights of greatness and glory to which mankind would ho raised if all their thoughts nnd energies wero to be animated with a living purpose. But, as in a forest of oaks, among tho millions of acorn3 that fall every autumn there may perhaps be one in a million that will grow on into a tree somewhat in like manner fares it with the thoughts and feelings of man. Julius Hart. Voltaire, 120 years ago, said that "before the beginning of Iho nineteenth century Christianity will have disappeared from the earth." In 1880, the date appointed for the extermination of Christianity, thero were 24.(100.000 English speaking people. 1-1,000,000 wore Protestants, 5,500,000 Romanists, and 4,500,000 profess ed no religious belief. In 1881 there were 59,000,000 Protestants, 13,500,000 Koman ists, nnd 18,500,000 uon-religious nmong the English speaking people, Qospcl in all Lands. Prof. Young, in the light of Meyer's calculations, regards it as highly probable that the comet of 1880 was a return of that of 1843. Concerning tho comet of 1G6S too little is known to form the basis of a theory as to its identity. He is quite certain, however, that tho comets of 1880 and 1882 are not tho same, as thoy have periods too great to bo consistent with such a view. Ho thinks it more likely that they are twins, moving in nearly identioal orbits, with perhaps a common origin in Borne ancient disruption, like that which divided Biela's comet in 1816. In lecturing to mothers, I have always riod to impress their minds with the thought that tho burden of sex should not be laid upon girls too early, tbat thoy should be taught morality, politeness and all the gracos and virtues upon the same ground thnt boys receive such instruction. They should do or rofrain from doing oertain things because they aro in them selves right or wrong, polite or rude, graocful or indecorous, not because such acts aro improper or proper from the fact that they are girls. Virtuo nnd vice, fidelity nnd unfaithfulness, modesty nnd boldness have no gender, and are as much to be loved or shunned by one sex as the other. Dr. Mary Alien in Home Journal. There is in Russia a fountain of naptha which has formod a lake four miles long bv over a milo wide and twa foot doep. This sheet of Infiamablo oil recently took Are, including tbo central fount; and tho effect was most imposing. The quantity of naptha on fire was estimate at four mil lion live hundred thousand cubic feet, and it was feared that tho dimes would ex; plode the tho subterranean souroes. Even the earth saturated with oil was on fire, but no explosion oeeured. The heat was Intorable except at a distance of ono thou sand yards from the edge of the lire, and trees and buildings within three miles of it Thue Hospitality. I pray yon, oh excellent wife, cumber not yourself and mo to got a curiously rich dinner Tor this man and woman wiio havo just alighted at our gate ; nor a bedchamber mado ready at too great cost ; these things, if they are curious in them, they oan get for a few shillings iu any village inn; but ralher let that stranger see, if he will, in your looks, accents nnd behavior, your heart and carnoslness, vour thought and will, that which ho cannot buy at any price in any oily, nnd which he may travel twenty miles, and dine sparely and sleep hardly, to behold. Let not Ihe emphasis of hospi tality lio in bed and board; but lot the truth nnd love and honor and courtesy How in all tby deeds. Emerson. I.ONDOM BitiDaB. -This noted structure tho one located farthest down the stream of nil the 18 bridges over tho Thames in London is a solid granlto work, consist ing, in its chief part, of five big arohos. each of abojt 150 feet in width, and rising about 25 to 30 feet above high water, (ihe tides, in the river here, nre from 15 to 20 feet.) Tho bridgo is 928 feet long and 54 feet wide. All of the 18 bridges are now free. London bridgo, the hand somest of all, is a really splendij specimen of bridge engineering and architecture. Its cost, including the approaches, was 2.5GG,2G8, or nearly $13,000,000. The traffic is immense. Every 24 hours no less than 25,000 vehicles pass over it; whilo tho number of pedestrians who daily tramp across It is upwards of 107,000. In order to keep the track from a continual blockade and jam, police are stationed to keep the slow teams on tho outside and the faster ones in tho center; and even with this precaution the bridgo is olten so blocked ns to be almost impassible, especially (in winter) between 9 and 10 A. M., nnd from 4 to 6 e. si. London IMtcr. PvEMWISCENCES Of FATHER MARSHALL. An exchange gives tho following rami niscenoes of a missionary in Vermont during theearlier days: "Father Marshall,'' as ho was familiarly called, nn early missionary in Vermont, was generally regarded as a very godly man, and it is said used to pray n loue with closed eyes as be rode on horseback from ono town to another. He was in the habit of mentioning his horse in his petitions and thanksgivings, and tradition reports that, having spent a night at Now Havon, Vt.. at tho home of "Father Bushnoll," he officiated at family prayers in the morning, and, in enumer ating his mercies, thanked his Heavenly Father that his servant's borso did not fall the day beforo "for he is a poor.stumbling old totid, O Lord, thou knowest" and gave thanks also for a comfortable night's rest! "Albeit the bed was snorter llian the man could stretch himself on it, nnd the covering narrower than that ho could stretch himself in it." Tho old gentleman was onco present at a meeting of the northwestern association at St. Albans, and was invited to preach the sermon at tho public service. He accepted the invitation, but broke down when ho was halfway through his discourse, nnd called on a brother minister lo dismiss the meeting. The next morning ho took an early walk and met one of tho ministers, who snook bands with mm and asked mm how he felt. "First rate! first rate!" was the hearty reply ; "I took a good dose of mortification last night, and It worked well." Toloii Old Kaiseh Wiuielm. The Emperor William strikes me as a most astonishing old gentleman. It would not bo at all unnatural lo suppose that, having by somo dozen years exceeded tho scriptural three score and ten, bo would now begin to take things easy. Most old people whom I have known have generally taken to coddling themselves, inoro or si, before they reached tho advanced age of his majesty, the king of Prussia and empoior of Germany Possibly coddling is resorted to wiinm ine precincts ol tbe royal palace; but if so.it must bo coddling of a very invigorating kind, tho secret of which would bo gladly learned by a host of foeblo, weak kneed old men of lifty and odd summers. Indeed, it would be a boon to Immunity, if his Imperial majesty would publish a pamphlot entitled "How to Attaiu a Vigorous Old Ago." Tho fact is that this royal gentleman has been disporting himself for tho past three months in a way that must have boon both irritating and scandalizing to the feelings of many an honest youngster of sixty or seventy, who has heretofore boon acenstomed to remark, wiln a patronizing air, "All, well, tue emperor is quite old. He can't last much longer." First, there wero tho military maueoauvcrs at Breslau, which the emperor attended, remaining several hours in the saddlo oacn (lay. with one exception, and giving no sign of exh.ustion or fatigue, ihe week after occurred the Saxon manuosvers, which he not only attended ns he did those of Breslau, but also took part in the half- carnival jolilications which tbe Drcsdoners 'ot uo iu bis honor. Alter this be began to travel about and enjoy himself for a fow weeks. But during the past month ho has been outraging all my ideas of what is fit and proper for ono of his years. Ever sinco the opening ol tho bunting season this nonry Headed veteran has been on ono grand "lark." Ilo has hunted with the king of Saxony, with the grand duke of Meoklenberg-Scbwerin, and with i half dozen other noble personages, whose names I have lorgotten, not neglecting in the me intime his own private preserves. Yesterday ho returned Irom a lew days hunt in Silesia, and in a short time it will probably be announced that he is off for another ono. Of courso the nowspapers gavo careful and full accounts of each day's success, nnd judging from these his muiesty s hand Has not lost us cunning. and he can still draw a bead with groat effectiveness. Wild boar, deer, bare, besides several hundred birds of various kinds, havo met their death at the royal hands, and tho reports show that thoso hunts have been somothing moro than mere boys' play. Iu addition to the usual fatigues of hunting, thera has been the necessity of contending against the unpleasant e fleets of inclement weather. The oldest inhabitant I find this person age Is also indigenous to Gorman soil has stated that there has been moro rain during the past month than during any like period since 1856. In fact, it has been drizzle nnd pour, and pour and drizzle for bo long that wo have quite forgotten how sunshine looks. Tho con sequence has been that a number ot those royal hunts have taken place in the rain. When a man ol eighty and odd years can it In his saddle tor hours in tue wot. riding ovor ground soaked and marshy, I begin to have my doubts as to his pros pects for a speedy dissolution. Berlin Correspondence of the Baltimore Day. Let 'em Go. I mot a queer philosopher tho other day who has a novel theory about tho treatment ot pocket book drop pers, skin gamblers and bunco players Ho claims that nil those sharpers help to prevent uisnonosty and orlme. says writer in tho Brooklyn liagle. On being questioned as to his reasons for this belief, no said i iaue tne pocKotoook dropper, as an instance; whom does ho victimize? Not an honest man, but only the man who claims a pocketbook not his own. If the law did not interfere the dishonest coun tryman who is perpetually trying to get money not his own, would bo punished as no deserves by tne city sliarpor. hut the law steps in and takes the part of the dishonest countryman, and prevents the ;,narper irom teaching turn a wholesome lesson." " But," I asked him, "you would no' defend tho three card monto men on such grounds?" "Certainly. Every man who expects to win at threo card monto thinks ho ha diSoovered a sure way. Ho supposes lh corner of a card has been turned by accident, and that he can make mone oiu of tho monte man by picking out tie card thus marked His plan is a dishorn s one, and he by right ought to be punished for his dishonesty. But no. The mujostt of tho law steps in and takes tho part ol the dishonest player, and prevents the monte player from giving him a costly lesson in morals." " But how about thoso dealers who promise to sell a man counterfeit money and then send him a box of sawdust?" " Has a man n right to buy countefeit money? Should he not ho punished if he undertakes to get it for the irpose of swindling his fellow men? I think he should. But what does Ihe law do? Whon a countryman who tries to buy counterfeit money gets victimized, tho law steps in to punish his tutor. It seems to me the law ought to encourage and reward every man who can punish another who is trying to commit crime. In this way tho bad foroos in society could bo mado to neutralize- one another." "Then you would, of course, encourage rowdies in thoir fighting ono another?" I remarked. "I would. The worst rows in Now York have always been in cases where the bad fellows killed ono another. Tho police should encourage the contestants instead of interfering to prevent it." Tho Hollanders havo the reputation of being the best skaters in tho world, yet they use the most primitive kind ot a skate, and attempt very hltlo of tho fancy figuring, which is deemed absolutely necessary in New England, if a person pretends to skate at all. Two kinds of Dutch skates are used, each of distinctive character, but both intended for running straight ahead traveling no nonsense of fancy figuring. No; first and foremost rapid locomotion ou the principlo incul catea by l-.ucltd, mat iho nearest way from ono place to another Is a straight line between those two points. The Fries- land skate is verv light indued, and its iron very thin and narrow not much thicker than the back of the blade of carving knife; tho wood is low ou the blade and close to me ice, and carried up nign in irent ol tno prow ot the blade, which terminates in a little brass acorn; tho blade touches the ico all along tho length of the foot. Tho way in which Dutch skates are fixed on to tho boots is likoly to take tho English skater by stir prise, particularly when it is impressed upon him that to tie them on as loosely as possible is the greatest desideratum in the country. Small line or rope or stout string is generally used, and not straps; these would be too hrni, and wo think ou friends In Beverland may be inclined to look upon tnem as "loprish. Ibis, then is the ii iesland skate. Now lot us take tho South Holland form. This is not so much a runningform, but is more especial ly adapted for what is called the Dutch roll. In this South Holland form tbe iron is slightly curved, like an English skate, immediately under tho loot; ns principal oharacteristio is the very long sweep of tho iron forward ri front. Tho fastening is rather firmer, but tho same action as the other. A $12,00:) Dinner. William II. Van- derbilt celebrated tho completion of his new and magniticient mansion in Fifth avenue a day or two ago, by a dinner that is reputed to have surpassed any private dinnor yet furnished in tho metropolis His dining room, which is really a banquet hall, is capable of seating more than 100 persons, and on that occasion it wasjnearly filled. The furniture, the silver, the gla-s waro, porcelain, Uowers, menus, viands and wines are said to havo been supremely choice. All tho guests were most care fully attired, and I am told each lady had a new nnd special costume mado for the occasit n. Tbo sceno must have been brilliant, and a gorgeous demonstration of thu host's disteg ird of cost estimated by tho vulgarly curious ol such matters to bavo been not far from $12,009, The object of tho entertainment would seem to render it dear as possible; for much of the wino drank boro fanciful prices, and every thing was in tho big lost style of ostentli tion. The intellectual part of tbo feast was said to bo singularly deficient. Ono of tho guosts cynically remarked that not a single good thing was said between the oysters nnd tho black coffee; so that the contrast between mental poverty and material wealth must have been almost painful. iV. . Letter. Invasion ov Bats in China. A few months ago it was stated lhat Bussian Turkestan was suffering from nn invasion of mice from India. Theso visitations are lamilinr in Asia. Cbiuese histories record that "on threo occasions an army of rats invaJcd ihe country. In ono instance thoso insatiable vermin, traveling from one placo lo another, attempted a passage of tho Wei lliver nnd wero fortunately drowned, their carcasses choking up the banks ol the stronm for several days after their destruction. On the other occasion, however, they wero moro successful. My riads of the creatures appeared in the neighborhood of Nanking from tho Ilu kuang provinces. They aro said to have crossed the brooks and rivers in tbeir course during tho night by making them selves into a moving bridge each animal seizing tho tail of tho ono in front of him wilh his teeth, and so swimming across; and on arrival ut the other side they drew themselves upon tho crops and devoured them. Another time they effected the Yellow lliver." Pall MM Oazctte. A Beautiful Idea. Away nmong the Allcghanies there is a spring, so small t hat a single ox could drain it dry on a sum mer day. It steals its unobtrusive way among the hills till It spreads out in the beautiful Ohio. Thence it stretchos away a thousand miles, leaving on its banks more than a thousand villages and cities, and bearing on its bosom moro than half a thousand steamboats. Then joining on the Mississippi, It stretches away somo twolvo hnndrcd miles moro, till it falls into tho great emblem of eternity. It is ono of the great tributaries of tho ocean, which, obedient only to God, shall roll and roar untill tho angel, with ono foot on tho sea nnd the other on the land, shall lift up his hand to heaven and swear tbat timo shall bo no longer. So with moral Influ ence. It is the rill, the rivulet, the ocean, boundless and fathomless as eternity. A young mun dressed In Iho height of fashion, while riding in a Fulton nvenue enr at Brooklyn, yesterday afternoon, wilh ono of his toothpick shoes elevi.tcd, discovered a tiny thread neross the patent leather instep, nnd he wound it mound his gloved finger nnd began lo pull. It proved to bn a long thread, bit lis kept on drawing It, nnd when lie bad polled out ovor a yard ho felt in his pooket as though expecting to find a spo l of thread there. As ho drew down his leg ho was horror stiickon at the discovery that while one branch of his pantatoons was as light li ting us he eould desire, the other was a mere flap, nnd that ho had unconsciously ripped up the side seam. His face assumed in agnostio expression, and ho bolted for tho door uflor borrowing two pins from no conductor. An Olij Bahv Mou liy inorn:ng last. says the Cowinnvilio, (I t ) limes, John IJ. Miller nil 1 In wife of Newberg, iceoiunanied bv their small family, irrived in ilit- plana ou their way lo seek i homo in M ii vland. They had wilh lieni a chihl piodigy which was indeed a iirio-i'y. I' was horn in Furguson own-lpp, Fela u ii y 1, 1805, and therefore s 17 yas of ag". It weighs 22 p Minds mil is 25 irohes in height. This wonderful pigmy is of the female sex, and is perfectly helpless, although it can cry lustily, nn ai'iakes ol no lood savo milk, which lien it through a bottle. It is vory ouic noticing objects and knows what i: old to it but cannot utter a word. sister wuo hail been away lor threo years was instantly tecognized by it on her eturu, nnd it seemed del ghted lo see her Daiiiv Pikihts in Veiimont. From ono year beginning January 1st IS82 Ezra A Parks kepi twenty live cows, fou ol whicli were two year o;ds, two were hree yo.ir olds, live woro four year olds our wern live year olds, and th rest were older. Four of them wore full blooded and tho rest wi ruihree quarters and seven utns Jerseys, l .vo ol the oldest he sold October. Judge Parks thinks the wenty five cowscqual lo about twenty one or twenty two in tbeir prime. The cows did not cat 2 worth of grain each from tho first cf Juno to November. Ho sol 7110 pounds of butter for 82431.22. II used 250 pounds in tho family; mado 150 pounds of cheese, equal to io pounas ol butter; milk and cream used in the family equal to 109 pounds of butter, making 42o pounds, worth $145 5b. Uo sold milh equal to 73 pounds of butler, worth .$25 Tnis mailt! a total of 7G08 pounds amount ing to si2G04,9. He fed sour milk to bogs worth $250; calves sold and raised 5200, making a total product ot S;)05i 79 He is now m iking 100 pounds of butler a week. In June be makes L'UO pounds :i week. Ho sells over 000 pounds of his butter in tubs, and if he stamped it he would realizo moro money. Caledonian: Provisioning a Steamship. Three thousand live hundred pounds of butter. 3,000 hams, 1,000 pounds biscuit not thoso supplied to the crew; 1,000 pounds of "dessert stores muscatels, almonds figs, etc., exclusively of fresh fruits, which are taken in at every port; 1.500 pounds of tinned meats, 1,000 pounds of dried beans, 3,000 pounds of rice, 5,000 pounds of onions, 10 toii3 of polatoos, G0.000 pounds of flour, and 20,000 eggs. Fresh vegetables, dead meat, and live bullocss. sheep, pigs, geese, turkeys, guinea-birds. ducks, low Is, Ush and causal game are general y s:puliel at each port of call, or replenished at the farther end of the journoy, so that it is uilii .'till to obtain complete estimates ol tnem. remaps two dozen bullocks and GO sheep wculd ben fair average for thu whole voyage, and tho rest may bo inferred in proportion The waiter has known 25 fowls sacrificed in a single day to make chicken broth Wo therefore shan't starve, even if we an a day or two behind time, whicli is con sidered a great enormity now. The men tion of chicken broth suggests sea sickness, and sea sickness conjures up tho doctor. and with tbo doctor is asociated medecine. His disponsary is ns well furnished with drugs as any chemist's shop in a country town, and wheu wo obsorye that, nmong other things, it contains 12 ounces of qui nine, four gallons of black-draught, 20 pounds of seidlitz powders, a gallon of castor oil. and half a hundred weight of epsom salts, it is evident that if the sick people do not got wen it is irom no lack t physic, four thousand sueets, z.uuo blankets, 8,000 towels, 2,000 pounds of various soap1-, 2,'I00 pounds of candlos except in lliosi vessels which aro titled wilh li e i-li en ic ngut; i.ouu Knives. 2,200 pl.tle-', COO unps and saucers, 3,000 gia-s( s I nicy witu a r.anusome income n,l iimouiit n presented bv annual loss fn m In enkage would be! 800 table-cloths. OHO glass cloths all these are figures xhibiled in the provendering of one ship lone. Think what they would amount up io when multiplied by the number of ships in each company's fleet, and then try to realize the fact that this department constitutes only ono, nnd by no means the greatest, of their incidental expenses. Tho Norwegian snow skates must not bo confused with the Canadian, which are much broader and used in a quite different way. The Norwegian snow skates are made entirely of wood ; their length is about eight feet, nnd their breadth three to four inches, tho forepart being a little pointed and curved upward, lue under side is very smooth, sometimes with a small groove planod along the middle. Somo people use them tightly fastened to tho feet; others only put tho forepart of the foot through a band fastened to the skato, which enables them to withdraw from it easily in caso of a fall. The different oarls of tho country havo their own shape of snow sxates, euner a- utile narrower or broader, shorter or longer. Only by ihe necessity of using the snow skates ono can explain tho wonderful expertness nt which Norwegian peasants arrive. In order to get to tho top of a hill the skator tacks up tho sidos of tho hill, like a ship against tho wind, sliding on the surface of the snow, and never lifting his feet from the ground except when mi king a side turn or he goes straight up, lifting one foot sideways over the other. A staff. ibout live feet long, grasped with both hands, is used by some people, cither on the left or right side. Tho hill chosen for exorcise or matches is often hundreds of feet high and pretty steep, of course, according to tne ability of the runner. Let us now commence tho desoent. After a few steps the speed increases so much that you oan hardly breathe, nnd all your thoughts must be concentrated on keeping your balance, In the lower part of tho hill tho deceleration produces speed which may sometimes be compared with that oi an express tram, suouia you feel symptoms of an approaching loss of balance, you must use your staff, which will partly help to keep Iho balanee and partly retard the speed. But if you use the staff too much, you aro callod a "staff rider." and not considered a good runner; thoreforj people nvoid it as much ns possible, and many never uso it all, even down tho most difficult hills. There nre often drops on the sides of the hill, either from following its general outline or causod by snow drifts. Whon the runner comes to ono of these he has to mnke an mrial voyage, and the most diflloult moment is when he comes to the ground again, as it is n matter of ohance whether he will land on his feet or make a series of summeisaulls and be buried in snow. The London Field. j'! 8 Veiimont's Ghanitk iNDirsrny. Tho granite business in Vermont has had a rapid developoment of lain years, this Indusiiy employing several hundred more men in 1882 'han ever before. Tho Barro quai l leg have yielded an immense quanti ty of granite, tho various firms engaged in the business Inst year giving employment io nearly 300 men The largest firms are Snii'h & Welch, Wetmoro & Moien and Wilkinson & Day. The shipments of granile in the block and finished work over Iho Montpelier and While River divi. sion of the Central Vermont railroad in 18L' exeoedeU 5,000 tons, or about 500 car loads. Thero is no Dlace in Iho United Stales where nicer monumental work is made, tho granite quarried at Barro show ing the most beautiful nnd it ni firm arrangement of colors and taking tho finest and most durable polish. 1 lie quarries at South Kveffale. oear the line of the Montpelier & Wells River rail- oad. also yield nn excellent qn.ililv of granite. Me-srs. McDonald. It. F. Carter nnd Darling & Sirgent quarry nnd lini-h Ityegato granite. The S ..' Johnslmry granite company quarried and finished for monumental purposes some 50 car loads of Rvegale granile and about 70 car loads of Brunswick granite. Qiarries have recently been open d in Victurv ni ) Woodbury, and also at Du.nmerstoii. Tho Datuinerston granite quirry is located near Biiiltleboro, on the linn of the lirat tleboro and Whitehall (narrow giuge) road. It was only opened in June I "si, but during tho remaining six months of the year iho owner, Mr. Gjorge E, I.yoii, has quarried and shipped by rail over 2400 tons, or noarly 300 car loads. Tho granite is of a light color and very hard. It is especially valuable for building pur poses The whole amount of Ban e, South Kyngate, Dummerston and Brunswick grnnilo quarried aud shipped by rail from iho stations mentioned in 1832 exceeded 10,000 tons. This is equivalent to 100,000 feet of granite. The figures of tho business for 1882 show a good increase in the amount and value of granite quarried and finished in Vermont over the previous year. Forbes, in Boston Journal. House of Cokbec tion. The state house ot corroolion at Rutland now has 75 inmates, including five women. Tho labor of the prisoners is contracted forbv Brown and Bagfey, who pay tho state 30 cents per day for each man, Ihe convict labor being used for working nnd finishing marble. Tho institution's most celebrated inmate is Silas M. Waite, who is descriDcd is now being a vigorous looking man. with form erect. His quarters are com able and eosy. A large window Iooks out iver the village ol Rutland and across the Otter Creek valley to to the Green Moun- ain range presenting a beautiful ."cene. Whito plastered walls, a book oaso of hoico literature, a table covered with copies of daily nnd weekly newspapers. hree or tour arm chairs and a well mado up bed nnd several wall decorations nil go to make up pleasant nnd eomfortab!e quarters. This room is ono intended for ncarcerated debtors and is in tne second story of the building, and separated from he cells ot the prison. tVaiio has been industriously nt work preparing a "case" for a new trial, which he says lie has per sistently but unsuccessfully endeavored to bring about for a long time. He savs bis counsel, Hon, E. J. Phelps and James C. Barrett, E-q., express great confidence of success in the new trial. He claims that ho officers of the government have caused numerous postponements ot appointed icaiings against his protest. Col. A. F. Walker is appointed to take testimony in he case, and an ad journed bearm' is set for next Tuesday. Waite says that if a new trial Is granted ho can prove from the statement and figures made by Receiver Price and taken from the books rf tho tank that instead of his owing the bank 3367, 000, ns alleged by Ihe government it Hie timo of his former trial, the bank owes him over $130,000, for which le hould bo credited. Interesting develop ments are promised. ino bouse of c irrentlon has several iddilional inmates in consequence of tho war that h is been waged on Iho liquor rallid in Rutland during tho last six uonths. Ono Bridget Kennedy now ns'.s here for selling liquor contrary to law. She was sentenced December 7th, 182, lo 17,847 days' confinement in the house f correction. Bridget was convieto I of 295 second offenses, and she will be allow- d to resume somo legitimtto business f'ter November 19th, 1931, the day her entence expires. If living she will then be 101 years ol age. Her hushan I, James IC 'iineiiy, was also sentenced for the same rime. He 1-, serving out a sentence cf 4197 days. Il expires i" 18'Jt. James boney, another Rutland saloon k.;e s in for 507 days. The Wild Welsh Coast. Nearly three-fourths of Ihe entiro circuit of Wales s seacoast. A great part of Ibis coast is gcd and dangerous, but there are frcqucn ly recurring harbors of refuge isilv and safely entered S.eep nnd forbidding cliff's, with fronts of iron, l ack, lagged, irowning, receive tne Atlantic s udest bunelings grimly. the -.outturn bore of Wales, from a point ju-t below Cardiff to the extreme westernmost reach of land at St. David's Head, is washc I by n ocean whose free sweep is unbroken traight across to the coast of Newfound land. At various parts tho cinel cliffs ara made still more cruel by huge directed rocks scattered about at a distance from the mainland, as if the shore were show ing its teeth in warning to the mariner. Where this frowning front is broken occur bights and bays of exquisito beauty, with long reaches of tawny sands, which waves lap lazily of a summer afternoon, cr aeri es wbich wild winds bowl in storm. It is a sti iking line of coast, full of fascination in itself to the lover of the pictuiesque; but more: on every crowning summit stands a castle olden, looking seaward, with its hoary facades and battiemented towers perhaps inhabited, perhaps crumbling still slowly awny, as it has been crumb ling for centuries. At every lovely harbor is an old world village, or a great town with clanking hammers, the one ricb, the other poor, but both dowered with those aspects of nntiquity which aro so dear to the eyes of tho cultured American. There are villages along this wild Welsh coast of an ancientness to bo equalled hardly any where else in Britian villages which in some cases bavo undergone litflo chango of aspect during tho past tivo hundred years. Remote from railroads, primitive in all their ways, they are of tbe old world, olden. Time has hardly disturbed them since the days when London was a village too, with thatched roof and winding lanes. In tbe caves and chasms hewed in tho cliffs by the long rollers of the Atlantic thundering in (a thonsand storms have been found traces of primeval man his bones, his implements, the bones of the beasts he ate in great abundance. Tbe very land is older than the land of tbe English, Scotch and Irish. Ages before the solid parts of earth on which the rest of Britian was built had risen above the wide waste of waters covering the world. thi9 land, now oallod Wales stood alone in its glory, an island by itself, where strange monsters dwelt, and misshapen birds and reptiles, wandering, left the tracks of their feet, which are found to-day in the solid rook where they were imprint ed countless ages ago. 'Wirt Bikes, in Harper') Magatin far January.