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GHEEN MOUNTAIN FREEMAN.
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J. O. SHEBBL'BM. Marie. Herod acd Peter.-Acte IS: 1-17. While the grspel was spreading rapidly throughout the world, and gentile nation were gladly receiving the word, the old s,pir;t of opposition began to burst out sifte-sh in Judea. This time it seemed to arise, not from the hostility of the Jewish leaders, but rather flora the state officials. Before, the persecutions had always been headed by the chief priests and rulers of the jews. Herod now appears as the leader. Bat a little study shows us that after all the real genesis of the opposition is now the same. Hercd, indeed "stretched forth his hands to Vex;" an expression which signifies that he began to persecute; but when be saw that it pleased the Jews, he became more bold and heartless. The moral support cf the people he governed was the chief spur to bis disposition, naturally cniel. This Herod was grandson to Her od the great, and the father of Agnppa, who is mentioned in Acts 26tb. He was born in Idunau, the ancient land ofMoab, but was educated, as a Roman, at Rome. He was a man given to luxury and exces ses, but witbal much attached to the Jew ish religion; and is said lo have been constant in offering the sacrifices required by the Jewish law. He did much to introduce the luxuries and vices of the Uoaian court among the Jews. Having killed James one of the three chosen le tiers among the disciples, he proceeded further to arrest Teter. But as it wonld Le a defilement to put him to death during the Passover week, he kept him under guard until after the Passrver. (It is tain now -.hit there is no reason for using the word -En or'1 which we have in our W-r-ion ) Peter was evidently guarded very close!) the king being determined to take his life, but, iu opposition to this determination, prayer was mule without ceasing to God for him. Prayer has often rendered powerless the design of wicked men. In this ciose confinement, probably chained to a soldier on either side, ano with the prospect of death before him ; Piter sleeps in peace. He has put his case into God's h inds ; and will not God care for his own? Tbe matter would soon be settled. This the disciples knew. When the fea-t was over there would be no hin dranee to the execution of Peter. Thai nijilit would decide whether Peter should live and serve the church and the world, or be ciueliy slain. S the night was spen in prayer. And in tbe presence of the King Eternal il was known what was K ni Herod's purpose. Prayer availed ami in the silence of the night an angel, swift and string was commissioned to dehvei tbe king's s rrant. Xuw what arc chains and bars ard massive wal'g and gates? God undertakes, lie who gives the iron its cobesiveness and the walls their strength and the sol diets the power to watcb, he can withdraw his gift at any time. The angel came to the sleeping Peter and with a blow rpon his si le ar;used him. As he awoke, he found his chains were loosed. The hea venly deliverer, thoughtful for the com fort t f the one he came to succor, com m inds Peter to put on his clothing and ailj ist his sandals. God always gives time lo do work thoroughly. Iu the light which came with the angel Peter had no difficul ty in finding his garments and sandals, and was soon ready to go forth with his shining attendant. Peter was yet in a slate of great mental corfusion. Was all this real? or was it a dream? They pass t ie guards unchallenged, and the massive door of the prison yard opens of its own accord to let them pass. After they had passed thronghone street, to a point where Peter would know the location, the angel left him. God plans that his people shall do for themselves wh it they can do, rather than be depen dent on angels. When alone Peter reflect ed. The matter was plain. God had brought him cut. There he was on a familiar street, the pavement underneath him was real, and the sky above him was the old familiar sky of Judea. Involun tarily he says to himself. "Now I know of a surci." Reflecting a moment, Peter decides to go the house cf Mary the mother of John. From other scripture we learn that this woman was a sister of Barnabus, and thus quite naturally a leader among the believers. Peter found many gathered at this house spending the night in prayer. He knocked at the outer door, at the end of the hall that led to the street, in the eastern house. A maid was sent to inquire who was seeking entrance, and at once she recognized the Voice of Peter. He had without doubt often been a guest theie before. In her joy at hearing Peter speak, she forgot ber office, and ran in to tell the assimblid company that Peter stood w.thout seeking admission. At this annonnommt the practical faitdlcssness of the company was revealed; none conic be neve that their prayers had been tbos answered, and in their positiveness ot disbc.ief they accused the maid of having lost her senses, and when reassured that she had indeed heaid hit voice they de clared il was bis angel. It is a little diffi. cu t for us to understand Ibis expression. They did not mean his ghost, as we some times say, hut among the Jews there was a disbelief that tvery person had his own attendant angel. At length tney respond to Peter'f con tinued knocking, an J behold ft is he indeei-.l Wih so no difficulty he quieted the confusion and t.mult cccasiontd by hit unexpected nppearance, and declared to ttetii bow Gu4 had T:iltd him and broaahi him out of pri.'on. God had now delivered h's servant by his might, and henceforth P'ter writ t. exercise care and prudence lest he f.il1 agitin into the hands of bis enemies. St having sent word of hU deliverance to th apostles, he bo took himself to a pi ice el safety. God always delivers those whi cry unto him, bat be often requires thf-n: to flee from danger when once delivfred. Report Of tbe committee of reference on mat ten pertaining to the Burlington district qaes Mr. PreeUIcnt, aoJ Brothe of the Coofi-Tenrc: Ynar committee, to whom w.i re fen el the mfiixii ial ol the Irov annn.tl f oulei enee. l-kin. Ui apoiniaieot ot u Cuiumiasion ou bo .D'jai 'ei ot ttie i art of iiii- cuoteriMit'c to meet a nice coiim.1 sn n "I lb t conioience, to ci snit-r iUm itu jn-t m lit 01 iM'QDtJaiy linc, ami tilt rtt lutmo 0it n by J- -I. voe 'Jr-sinin tutpc?iDlaiM:b coin i.isi-n tifcili r with ibt: memo- una hum ibe cidrtj t hml)i'2ton Disfric, have cjreiullv, can-ii-lij- xn' pra e' lnlly consnfered the atue; bvu 1 -tei e-1 tu tne repieaeiitutkm ol the laymen ot U-i- liritn. 1 1 tit i ii:t, who have appeal el beloie Un conl'eit nee to et;tte their views in the case; aol have av nlci ouroeive! ot eucb a'lliuoDal means of ir-toun ii n a aie at hand to I.iciliuu ao latelUcai tepuu concerning the matter. That Hie resiwrtstbilfty now nnon the Vtjrmr.ni cortetenee i i?rave ant serious, aol the r.ceo ot a ntit Uectaica ot tbe tiigtieat iiiiiJOtunce, u ei lent to hll. We rrfer. therefore, to facu as the basis of onr recomroemJaih n m ibii report an J rcapecilQli') eutHiiitthe lollowing: H uekeas It huA been stated in the public pre, pqiJ in debate upon tbn contVrecce tloi that tne former union of the BarliQ'oo iiinc' who the Vermont conference from lsfi" to i: S li a-troas to that district; while the offi-ial etali tics enow tbe contrary to Ue tine in relation to the epmtujl, nuinencnl j daancial con iinoQ iu &s compared with lgol; A sit rt utitEJii It it assumed lhat the feeling of opposition to tbe present union of Burlington dis trict wah the Verroont conieter.ee U so intense that the fnture prosperity harmony and Bpimu.ii good of the chorea is hopelessly jm periled it the union be continued; whue tbid absumpticn is r luted by the present condition ol the St. Albans district, once in a like condition of iiievausdiciin tent but now in a cordial, loyal and unquestioned sympathy with tbe Vermont conference; And WnEREAS It is assumed ihit the people of the Uuriinton district are afflicted by the BUDderinfr of tender ties and tbe breaking of sacred bond of attach meat by this iransfei ; while sucQ asauuiit)on u utterly without subaunuation, and all Methcnlietic niatory, obe--vauon a d ex perience unite to Bbow that neither geographical. ecclesiastical, social or political lines, bounaa or carriers, imaginary or reai, m tne cnureu or to me world have any power lo dirjoiut the Iraiermty ol our conneclional Metbodiem; and Wherkas it has been asumed asa'n ind again, id the public pres, includ n hot only the secuia' pipe re oi tots siaie uni ai?o toe paijcrs oi onr own church, oiliciai. serui-oilici.il ;n I non official. by contnhutois of anonvmous and known classes wriiers re-iionsibie a;id by writers i r res pontio e and even b editorial writers la lu.i c Jiflt periodicals, as wen a by members ot nits conference on this fl-ior, that the transter of IJ-ir- Itnirton district to ihia conteience tn wis e fleeted by a vote of .U to li) in ihe loundai y com- i mittee ol ninety tire im-tnuers . when the Tict- ot the ease aie that the request ol lb-: Veitrmnt conieience fur the traiisier of that distuct was I CJnvaBseo, debbe'-ated and debattd Ijetore ihe btUDiary cniniirtee n tbe uenerai I'onferenoe I r to ilays wuh a lull aittD'ijucc ot tuat commit Ue, I and Qnjliy cxled bv a vt in favor ot the tran-1 ii so oTerwrelmina thst no one questioned it or a ked iui a cotitn. hikI that duunv the closing days f tne bessn n 'f ihat general contertnee, and at the lat ces-ioo uf the boundary comnoittee a eeonideiaiioo was gi anted for a half hour unarm c leuiimg in a leatfit matit.n oi tne transfer, by a vote of one in ;'jo 1 1 y , and thin the micb qaote'1, much atlveriiaed ana much misapprehended vote ol to to 19; a so heseas It Is statctl in print and in debate thai the method ued to secure Ibis irnier wei e "tiue.-tionabk" and ' untatr," and ae otherwise naujtd as discreditable and d.-zr;iro-1 Ml ; wtiilt? not one at or one xorted induence has ; been named m specification ot these charge?, and t no person baa yet been found to state bet'otei witnesfesor over his signature that be knows u' io be true 'bat any method, plan or system I oieraiion was ued for this purpose in any deite remuvt't tiotn an upright Christian course in lull accoid w tr open integi ity and 0 d pietv ; Amd Whekkas Notwitustandin-; ad oi ihr-e roisappreheQiunts of tbe tiulh. a'l tt e?e grave imi uutions ol motive, fall this sirane oii.-un kr uu ing oi the mm K uf 'he issue, and ail t fit unaccountable ermrs ol ju tgnient and of niroim i tioo.yet the Vermont cm.ieit nee, as a bo-iy, an-i us memlrs, as individual minittera cf the Lord Jesus, have no desire to express, no pbin t" TtaUlCatC, tiC'i no pur(mft lo iaacnmili.ri in tl.e union ot UurlmOiD district with ibu cuofetem e, rut to proinive the common propenty and efliciency ol Veimoat Mttiiodum as au tvjngel ot the son ottio 1; And Whereas We are persuaded th.u it is for the good oi the church at huge in Veimont, as w- H in Burlington district as tlsewtiete, tb.it our Methodism Lea uuit in the state org.tni itmn, that it may go on to pet lection, as an evangeiiZ'nf rod ik rice, and that our state -leihodi-m, wnii ii gitve Elijah- Hedding to the Episcopacy, Wilbm tla.k tome oainary tmuiety, Martin Kuter to r isk io toe cause ot christian eiucaiion, L,auan ecclesiastical history and Mephen oim to our j annalbot pulnt oratory, wnb many oiheta in. f imer days and io t ia fj-neratioo, to prat.d 1 actiicreoients ol' triumphant latth in the Ma-iei'i ' wbibiibdi our etate Wtthodism, wuh suti aj iecoid iil patt uflijlnps, tuay be PUnittlaifd to it twt ai d tinned iff.ti to tiuiro aud pw, Vemiint for the K'cpdom of the King oi K'n; ! .r rW'rV XTl I cimii.able coDstruciion, a lamentable unoiare-' ou me pait ol ihn.e woo miuie ue pew.i nt iscue. aul call for coirectioo br tile imblicat oi. ; ur the i. nth; and Wukkeas we humbly ileire tfi trc.it Uie iHOfifciuoa uf the 1 ro? iir.nual toDteiLutt i witli Uw iod.io cenaiai coat-.: and WHhKEAS He btiievo iti. i we necii notbiog lor me vindications ol' our Kilion on ihe boundary iaae( and tor ihe substun uln-n "t Ihe ri. nieuusnesa ol our alu iation wuh Ihe Btl' linjrtoD district, so much 14 we net d 10 bur. Imbl upoD tne truth and tiulb. brought to the llbt; uierel'ore, ijwed. That 8o!mu..'h of th marti! of the TrT annual i-oulerellre a relates to tba ai t:nttueut ot a rommisBiou on the part ot this roufertti.'e to inert tue eommlMiou nauied as !oluted Dy tliat confereuce be irrauted. RtM'' i. Thlt In this derision we seek the fullest eifjeiti.-n ot all trutu beantur uoou tie 1 endiu issue Ld to afford au opportunity for the relation ot at.y facta subui.ti4ted by rooipeteni testimony, which txave come to tbe knowledge of parties iu interest. Bwtvni. That .1. D. Bemn. P. S Cfraner. H. A. Speurer. K. llorvan and J- R bartlett be, and they berebj are appointed cotrtnissionera ou bouaderics as provided in para-rraph .i of the Discipline, to meet the said commission from tne Troy conference at surh place and at such time during the eusomir conference year as may meet the mutual convenience of both commissions, to receive whatever information uiou the pending issue may be available X. f. FsoiT, Secretary. Wealth anb llEASXEj'. I tell you that, in nine case, oat of ten, great acquired wealth lifts up in monumental testimony the meanness of its posessor. I knew two neighbors, old Californians, who had about equal fortunes. They were both old settlers, both rich and both much respected. In that fearful year, 1852, when the dying and destitute emigrants literally crawled on hands and knees over the Sierra trying to reach tbe settlements, one of these men drove all bis cattle up to tbe mountains, butchered them, and fed the starving. He had his Mexicans p.ick all bis mules with Hour, which at that lime cost almost its weight in gold, and push on night and day over the mountains to meet the strangers there and feed them, so that they might have strength to reach his bouse, where they could have shelter and rest. The oiher man, cold and cau tious, saw bis opportunity and embraced it. lie sat at borne and sold all bis wheat and mules snd meat, and, witb the vast opporiunitiFs for taming money to account in that new county, soon became almost a prince in fortune. But bis gen erous neighbor diid a beggar in Idaho, where be bad gone to try and make another fortune. He literally bad not money enough to buy a shroud ; and, as De died among strangers, by tbe roadside, he was buried without even so much as a pine board Ccffin I saw his grave there only last ysar. Some one bad set np a rough granite stone at tbe bead. And that was ail No name not even a letter or a date. Nothing. But that bowlder was fashioned by iho band of Almighty God. and in tbe little seams and dots and mo?sy -cars that cover it, be can read the rubric that chronicles the secret virtues of this lone dead man on tbe snowy ruour tiiins ot Idabo. The children of tbe "prince" are in Paris. Upheld by bis colossal wealth, their lives seem to embrace the universal world. He is my friend. He buys all my books and reads every line I write. When be comes to this sketch he will understand it. And he ought to understand, too, that all the respect, and admiration, and love which the new land once, gave these two men. gathers around and is buried beneath that mossgrown granite stone; and that I know, even with all this show of splendor, that bis heart is as cold and empty as lhat dead man s band. Joaquin Mt.Ur in California. A Hero of 1 he Floods Nowhere throughout the ove Howe river l-o'.'iotui of the we at did th ilvu-t ic2 tltioda of 1831 Co mo upon the pfopl uh tucb caUniitrU4 swiftness, or covh he cuuntiy to suuli dt-pths, as in tin v:illey of the fur reaching and snow feO Misrouri. I-cng and bitterly remembered v hundreds, whose homes were swept tway with ecarcH a moment's warning, will be the icy uveifluw of that calamitous season. From all its nnmerous tributaries, from he trickling ril's of the snowcaipd 'uoaniaina to the bro;d and slofrgish river liHtte. thebndsof ice, suddenly loosed, et forth watery torren's to swell the mightier river till it pouted down to the Mississippi with a destine ive haste that t td t.evtr U'tn witnessed before. M my a tired farmer who went to his rvt af'er a bard dajN wort, and dreamed for :t time, pen bance, of growing crop ind uhundant harvcxt as the result of his ahors, itrue to litid his farm a watery wue, thp angry river already at his veiy door, and his live stock wading and swim ming distractedly about amid fliating mnssi-s of icr, brushwood, and the debris of other inundated farms above. In vain he sought to snve his hore-, bis cattle, or his household goods: it was often all he uonM do to save his wife and little ones. L'u-in a broad and well cultivated farm on the Nebraska side of the Missouri, there lived a f.tmily named Wilson, in a frume house th;t s oo 1 in a grove oi large but scatteted trees near the bank of the gtrearn. Cultivated fields and well fenctd stock pastures ex ended back across the inter vale. The soil was dark and extremely fertile, the land lyia but little above i7:it"r mark, on which account the , spring ires:nits always citi'ea mi. v iisoo 'considerable uneasiness. The oldest set tiers thereabouts, however, hid never known this tract to be entirely covered; and this, with Mr. Wilson's own experi ence, had, as the Tears went by, consider, ably lessened his first misgivings. Tbprefore the great fl od of 181 found Mr. Wilson whohy unprepared, and, at the time of its corning, both ho and his wif w re absent frtjm home They had felt a lutle reluctant about leaving home, as the river was swollen nearly to the high water mat k, but urgent business compelled them to ride to the nearest railroad town, some thirteen miles away, from which they intended lo return on the day following. Mis. WiUon carried her youngest child, and there renamed at home, Henry, a lad of fif een, and two little daughters aged t n at d six year?, with the hired man, R-i.lo'ph. Kudo "ph. had relatives living two oi three miles back from the river, and wtint the chj es were done at night, he lft the house, telling Henry that he was gomg over to see his "folks," and would be back at ten o'clock. The hoj and his sisters had been left alone of an evening before. They were not afraid, and went to bed by nijeo'clock, to sleep soundly, as such children will. When the boy awoke in the morning, he found the sun erpmg in at his window, and leap ng "U' of bed, he called to IiUdolph, :'S h's fa' her was in the habit of itning. But Ru.iolpU did r.oi anwer. 'Kdrfe mint he up and duing he chores," thcUiiht Henry; and then, rak ing a'.rud, to said, 'Vnat a tremendous roaring the river makes this morning. It sound us if it was till around os." Gjcdness! I b'litve it is,M he added after listt-ning a moment; ami ihtn h inn to the window to look. S out or hrta titan his might hiVt on died at the scene which met bis eyes. ; Evert where was wa er a tuibid, hhick, lumul'.uous flood dashing up agiinst the ! trubks of ihrt great trees, d Hiding the j s'ock yard fence completely out of sight I-og?, hoards, ard great cold looking 'cak'S of white ice, even the bodies ol toad cattle, were swept funouslv rn. i ue neuu. on.y tue ueaas ami norns oi some of their own cattle could ie seen ( re r i .t. a the creatures swam tn ,n e ,,IjU L1'e-- uie trtaturts sara to ani fro. fkirc down in frichtened awe from I,. a . , . , . opn window, the lad saw that the . t.vii;', fuiiei ing current had already f""1 lh" f"nda.ion of tbe hH,r, wbicti s'ctxl consineiaoly nigber thn the cuUie yar.ls. nnii th.it tbe doorsteps below . f whb undiT w.iter. as the iliu jier of the situation dawnfd .... i .1. " i. ji. .. ..m : " ":c '' " ' l"ul r . 111.il ngun he shouted to Itudolpb; bai ihere w.n no retpor.se save the ru?h and roar of the river. Thin he ran to the room of little Jei.nle and Iz ih, who had already been awakened by his shout. Wi h irigbtened sohs 1 he children clung to their brother, scai cely daring to look out upon the fear ful stei.e about them. "Where is Ru dolph? Where i3 Hudolpb?" they sobbed. Henry soothed them as best he could, and leaving them at the head of the s airway, he went below to see how high the waier had risen. To bis increased alarm he found that the kitchen floor was already covered, and ihe muddy wa er was pouring in through the cracks about the door. It was rising fast, had risen even since he looked upon it. Then for a few moments the boy's courage almost deserted him; he trem bled violently, and the tears came into his eyes. " O father! mother! why ain't yon here?'' he cried out. Then the crash of a huge ice cake against the doer aroused him- Voung as he was, he realied that ihe house mut foon be swept away if the water continued lo rise, and almost fiercely wiping away his tears, be tried to think ot some tueans by which he might save his little sisters and himstlf. Through tbe kitchen window he saw the trunk of the great elm beneath which s'ood the giindstone, only a few feet from the broad doorstep, a huge tree, four or live ftet in diameter. The waters were dashing against its massive trunk; that, as least, seemed proof against their utmost stiengtb. "The old t!ai! The old elm!" he cried "If we could oily get up among the big limbs!'' And then he formed his heroic plan, and proceeded to put it into execu tion The elm had great out'tretching branches, one of the largest of which extended across the kitchen roof, which was nearly flit and easy of acces from a window in the second story of tbe house Henry bad often climbed out there and mounted the branch, from which he could ascend nearly to the top of the tree, a dizzy height, however, which he seldom attempted. "Tne flood can't dig the old elm out," he thought. "It's stood there to long. ' But lutle Izih and Jennie! be leared for them. It was as much as he himself dared to do to climb the tree, and be teared the little girls would grow dizzy and fall into the rushing waters beneath. The brave boy thought of all this, and solved tbe problem in a manner that speaks well both for his courage and bis invention. Wading through th water on the kitchen Boor, he reached the woodshed n I there procured his mother's clothes line, a!o a coil of larger ropo ind an old door, besides a number of loose boards which stood in a coiner. Carrying these up s airs, where the little girls stood ctyinft and calling for "papa and mamma,' he rut them out on tbe kitchen roof. "S:op crying, girls,'' he exclaimed, cheerily; "stop crying. Fa and ma will be here as soon as they can get a boat, and 1 11 take care of you till they come. We're going to get up in the b'g elm and miiI.I us a house np there and lake up 'Cu ils. The water will never take that lit iree away, and wo can live up tbcro i 1st Ike squirrels." Thti 1 nrgetic lad n'iw sped about the li use to complete his preparations f r 1 heir strange change of abode. Kv n utile J. n' ie, Ihe yonrgest sUter, caug' miiHlungof discourage; and both girl r n about, helping in whatever wi y they a iuie loaves of bread, a bucket ofiloiigh nuts, together with dried beef, a smoked ham and several woolen blanke's w re laid out on the kitchen roof. Then Henrv ixiund the c'o' lies line about bis waist and uiimbed on the great branch, antl hence up the larue limbs above, to a height some twenty feet above tbe ru-birg a ters. Selecting a spot where two limbs branched tff parallel with euch nlhrr, he now lowered one end of his rope to bis -isieis for the old door anil hoaids Before climbing up he bad instructed i hem what to do and how to do i; unJ in 1 very short time the boards, tbe door, und other coils of tope were I a tiled up one after, another and securely ia-lencd. ihe door and boards were then ol'eed on the parallel branches and lied with the rope, ana In this manner a small tlor or platform, six Of eight feet square, was la d. Urge enough for all three to sit or lie on. It did not take long now to draw up the food and blankets, but there still ren.aiued for the I .d the harder and more perilous tack of hoisting op the little girls to his airy platform. lie Uao reserved tne longest ana strong est rope for this purpose, and looping it L tbe middle over the limb and letting the two enda fall to the roof, he defended and tied an end lirmly beneath the arms cf hotli Izah and Jennie in turn. To climb back to the old posi'ion was but the work of a moment. Then came the real work. Izih was a plump little girl, and Jennie was still heavier, though not so old. They were frightened, and screamed considerably, . but he hauled them safely on lo the platform. Meanwhile the wild rushing waters were steadily rising, and now nearly reached the kitchen window-sill. Sail larger cakes of ice were driving ponder ously along among the trees; occasion ally one ground against the elm, giving it a heavy, jarring bump, or struck the walls of tbe Uouse with a force that made the timbers crack. 1'be little girls trembled with fear, and now that the exeiteuii ut of climbing into 'he tiee was over, despair again seized upon item. In vain Henry tried to q del their fiars. Great sobs would well uo it. -pi e of their childish, 1 ti nts tn be brave. I; was in truth an app .lung situation. Fiscr poured the ever-rising tl iod; and now the ice cakes and great drift logs ere sma-bing in the lower windows Nothing was left of the stock yards, shed, and harn; but here abd there some of the wretched c.ttle still kept their beads above water; and more disheartening than untthingelse were tbe poor cieatures mournful lowiogs. There was uo hope loi ini ru Their drowning was but a question o: an hour or two; every thing was going down beneath the black, rolling current. And well might the children feel thankfu it even the great elm withstood the bat teriog of tiie ponderous ice cakes which came grinding in among the scattered trees of the grovo. Henry's heart almost failed hini It re q iuedthe best efforts to keep from break ing completely down, and giving way to his uiolji und grief, but, mastering these tem ra at length, he earnestly set to work in n, nke everything secure. Ue left, to 1 hi hr uiioni io save the bedding and tin mo t valuable of the household furniture for he saw that it might be buns u;on the liiubsof the elm, if only he ha dar d descend after it in;o the shattered" and rocking building. But the creaking and groaning of the timbers commingling with the lioarsr gurglings of the water.a ppalled him. The house seemed on the poiut of being swept away, and saoly he watched it heave and sway as each fresh, heavy mass of ice time plunging against it. Fearing to trust his little sisters up on the frail platform unsuppoiled, be tied them sreurely to the 1 m is above, leaving the ropes slack enongh to allow of theii moving about. Once fir a moment he almost ma le them smile by calling them his 'little ponies picketed out to grass ' He tried totell them stories, and kept courage in their little hearts hy the assurance that "pa and ma" would soon come and take them away in a big boat. Then the hours wore on. The bouse stood still. Out the waters crept higher, till al noon the river ran nearly even wi;h the top of the windows. S'.ill tbe old tree gave no evidence of yielding and at length tbe pangs of hunger making themselves felt, they ate a hearty rural in spi.e of their strange and almost desperate situa tion. The afternoon passed. Once they thought they beard distant shouts; but the tops of the trees prevented them from looking ofl' clearly. Night drew on; and and still the house stood, wonderfully, as it seemed to Henry. As night closed darkly in, the little girls cried themselves to sleep, pillowing their heads in the lad's lap; and thus through all that long night, never once closing his own eyes in sleep, he sat and bell them. Not long afiei dark Henry heard a terrific crash, and indistinctly saw the bouse melt away amidst tbe mad waters beneath bim. When at last tbe day dawned, there was not a familiar landmark to be seen save the trees and many of tbe smallest of these hid been broken down by the masses of ice. It was a bitter awakening for little Izih and Jennie; and It was long before Henry could again accustom them to the terrible dreariness of their situation. Bat help came shortly after daybreak. Even before the pangs of hunger had brought them to think of breakfast, cheery voices were heard shouting from the river above. The neighbors had espied them on their platform, through the leaness Drascnes. It was a strange sight, and one that would have inspired less rcsoluto hearts to attempt their rescue. The young, anxious faces anxiously looked out over the dreary waters, and watched with hope and delight the eSorts making to sare t.foi. It was an hour that they would never forget. Cold and hungry, bot safe and happy, the gallant boy and his little charges were taken aboard a boat manned by tbe faithful Rudolph and several other young men, who bad worked with energy, bat in vain, on account of the floating ice, to reach them the day before. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson were delayed longer than tbey had expected; and not reluming till evening of that dav. thev f'T , UL"8. u USD8ei V.waitu ' u.o cu.r.reu uw uo Pi mi alter I' "'" ' lu" uou" a , According to tha Chicago lltrald: Ill wu not manv vears azo lhat the h.t American dictionary defined the familiar word boil" as "a circumscribed subcuta neons, inflamaiion characterized by pointed pustular and snpperating in a central core; a pernnotus." What was simple and familiar was made ludicrously complex. In the Imperial!" tbe same word is disposed of satisfactorily as "an Inflamed and painful suppnrallng tumor-', I Large Akciiks Tun Seienliiii Ameri. CoVJ.says that the. largest arcn of masonry in the wi rid. an arch which forms pirt of one of the mot important engineering achievements of reeent years, is that ol ihe acquednct by which Hie oily of Wash is supplied with water. This b is a span of 220 feci, i. 110 Irgli and twenly feet wide, and forms an arc of a circle having a radius of 13 1,245 leet. When the center -it ff ilding wus removed, the arch (unlike otter works of the klnrl) did not settle, the kev-one h iving b-en set in winter and the eer.vr s'mc'k in summer. The other noinb V iinsourT arches of the world are the Cheeu r arch across the river Dee. at Chester, Kngiaud, with a spin of 200 feet; Ihe famous center inch of the new London bridge over the Thames with a span f 152 feet; Pont-y-Prrdd over the Tail, in Wales, 140 feet; the hridtfn across the Sjine. a' Neuilly, France, with five spans eac'i l2j feet ; the nino span of the Waterloo bridge, Lmdon, etch 1 20 feet and the celi l.rated marble Rialto bridge in Venice, with a !tin of ninety-eight aud a Hull Icet. Let no evergreen plant sutT.r for wmt at water. Carnations, callus. ea roses ano-Uer plants that are full (J vitior ( growth and blooming, require a ileal ol wa;tr, and jf they are pot bound, libations ot weak manure water will help them consideiably. Use water of about the same temperature us that of the room in which tbey aie growing, and s a.. witer in preference to well or hard water. If any ot your plants are sickly, keep tlieui somewhat dry and inactive. If insec s attack your plants wa-h oil iho H.tie posts. Fumigating wuh tobicco smoke will kill aphides, but so fr a- window plants are concerned, fuiu'gition, no matter bow ooen 1' 13 ailvwetl, i. almost impracticable. Dip the tops ol your planis in warm water, sty ut a tt m perature ot one hundred and t ventv 01 one hundred and twentv-tive degrees, n little more or less, according to liie totigh ness of the plant operated on; then with sponge vou can easily remote anv depredators that still S'ick to llieir prey. Scales, thrips and spiders have to be sashed ofl and mealy bugs brushed off. A Choice Between- Time axd Err.u- siiy. An ulai nj'ng increase of dyspe) si ia both sexes is no'iced bv phvsieitns Americans, and especial y New Yorkers. eat too fast. llirv gu p down th'-ii breukfis', swallow their lunch wiihout haif misu'cating it, and are always in hurry at dinner. And yet men wondei why they feel so dull ami stopid, and women marvel that they are Hi and have such unhealthy color. A Weil known Wall street bioknr, who lunches at Del- munico s. t 0 opens tn3 watoh and pi .ces it near bi p an-. He ... si ting at a suit ble, with a mutton chop, fled po'aloes. bread and bdtier and a glass of ale befon mm. Make haste orou will be late," lid a ftiend. "I am not trtipg to ea1 is'." lie replied, stuppiug and leaning back, as lh,ugh giail 10 lose a lea lec.n 's; "1 ittu striving to do It slowly. My best reconl for a lunch of this size is ix minuies. I was proud of it. I could pop out of my ollice, tjil up, and be back it my rtesk inside ot a q 1 iner ol au hour. easy: but jut as I ban gi t myselt traineo lown 10 that point, my doctor said 1 had aot to throw away my reputation for celerily or get measured for a coffin iuu see. this hurried way ot eating ought on indigestion, and he ordered c to sitend halt an hour every dav over uv lunch. I sat down here at 12:20, ard mustn't get up till 1.50. A ere&t waste cf time, isn't il? but It is a choice r me between time and eternitv, and 1 1111 not ready for the lat'.et jast yet." .cM J OIK Jfal. Tti Amuse the Children. Here is something wirch will giie employment to bo childien oti divs sometimes dreadej by quite loving mothers when the schools are out and the house is full of noise and frolics. Get some plaster liris and water. and provide some moulds ; these may be borrowed horn the kitchen pudding moulds. Mane-mange moulds, scalloped cake tins and even plain but prettily shaded bowls, will any and all answer every purpose. Now set the children at wotk; let them mix ire pli'teranu water. nd flu the moulds. If any of the articles they make aie of such size and shape thai they can be hung on the will, provide some loop of ribbon or of braid, and wher the mould is about half lull of plaster lay tbe end of ihe loop in and then pour more plaster over it. When tbe plaster has hardened the loop will be bound to be securely fastened io, anil capable of .'us taining the weight of the article. When the plain bowl is used, or a deep plate, the article moulded will resemble a plaque and can be deeoru'ed by pasting some bright pictures or paint some designs on it, and, by the way, I know of nothing that will so happily ocenpv the some times tedious hours of a child's life when he seems to have exhausted bis resources, than tbe emp'oyment of a ia nt brush and a few tubes of paint. It may also be mide to conduce to his education in the niaiter of color, and for I would furnish him with a bottle of oil he may learn to be neat, to use his oil and paints without soiling his hands or clothes or dropping anything on the carpet. It is conceded that it is a mother's duty to bring up l.er daughter to be a good wife, and so it ought lo be eonreded lhat her son should have seme of the training which will prove of estimable benefit to him as ahns band, and one of the most wished for virmes is that of neatness. This we may surely teach our boys. Eating at NionT. Popularly, it is thought injurious, but unless dinner or supper have been late, or the stomach disordered, it is harmless and beneficial, if one is hungry. Invalids and the delicate should always eat at bed time. This seems heretical, but it is not. Animals after eating instinctively sleep. Human beings become drowsy alter a full meal. Why ? Because blood is soliciied toward the stomach to supply the ju ces needed in digestion. Hence the brain receives less blood than during fasting, betames pile, and the power grows dormant. Sleep therefore ensues. This is physiological. The sinking sensation In s'eeplessness is a call for food. Wakefulness often is merely a symitom of hunger. Gratily the desire and you fall asleep. The feeble will be stronger ai dawn if tbey eat on suing to bed. Fourteen hours lie between upper and break! 1st. By that time Ihe fuel of tbe bodv has become expended. Consequently, the morning toilet lattgues many. Let such eat at bed time, and take a glass of warm milk or beef lea before rising. Increased vigor will result. "But tliA afnTn.ich tniut ret ' True pf wh.m hungry we must eat. Does the infant's stomach rest as long as ihe adult's? The i.,tu.r e,u e,s often treieiy because his fowl requires mora lime for digestion. Seldom can one remain awake nntil 10:30 or 11 without hunger. Satisfy it and slep will be souniler. During tbe night give wakeful children food ; sleep will lollow. The sick should j invariably eat during the night. This -9 1 ,u,lJcr!,tlve- At night, the delicate and children may take slowly, warm milk. beef tea, or oat meal gruel. igorous adults may also eat bread and milk, cold 1 :beef- mutton, chicken ard bread, raw; oysters, all, of course, in moderation. Do not eat if not hungry. Eat if you are. i A "on Fhynaan. j hpanish .Muleleers. The harness is ropo s'rortg 11ml wel fit'ed for its ue. The Mules are gtneial ly harnessed two abreast though once or twice we hid Hires in the flrst rnnk with twia rnle.; I nn leaders are directed by a postilion.; b; does not monnt till they aie at the, fu 1 run. It is a point ol pride to run at their side and tn spiihg np when the mule is in full mo'T n. The "chief mute," as I called him, sat on a llmrotlgh brace, beneath my seat, which was properly bis, nt ihe side of ihe driver But be was not there a great deal. lit! va ried his somewh it crumped attitude i ;, running by the sido of the carriage nnd 01 the mule. He hail a long whip Willi which he touched any one whom he or th' driver thought negl'gpnt. The driv ing. Indeed wns conducted in a sort ot cau'-us, in which rnv adnuiuhte friend 01 the right. Up dtiver proper, this chiei mate, whose iflL-ial n unc I ilid not know and tbe postilion held iqcd pari although the rat.k of cirh was firmly maintained. I mean that there was a running conver-ation, ail the way, as to thesuecess and piospics ol the journey and as to the condition nnd perfoimanci of the mules. Ol our seat wo kept a store of MaeAdam s'ones, wiih whicl from time to time the diiverblt the head or haunch, a- be chose, of a mule who needed reminding. One driver preferred stones as big as a peach, another had litlle ones not bigger th in a nut. All thcstarl'siuokcd allthetimclheycoald pare. Si soon as we started from a post house. tbe drivir handed me the ribbons, and I drove for a few minutes. This was to give him a chance to make bis cigarette. Ue had the tobacco, all reaoy, in one pocket anil the paper in anotfer. When ihe cigarette was made, 1 would furnish my match box, he would take iff bis hat and wilb an ingeuntty which I have never seen rivalled an) where else, he would light the cigarette while o were in full motion. The chief-mate would then climb up frmu his lair below, where he had been making his cigarette, and take a light for it. Tfce passengers on ihe seat above cs, did likewise, and we were thus ready for the rest of the stage, having occupied perhaps half or a quarter of th line in preparation. When our end ol the team was we I smoking, tha postilion would jump oil the leader, run b ick and get a light, run torward and uii.uut again while the D.ulcJ Were at their reoiilu pace. Not but what I have seen a positil ion strike a runon ani 1'gnt a cigar under the cover of his hat bile he was in saddle t.nd 'n full motion. Indeed one delight ot tlos chaiming da was the feeling that at 1 i-t in my lif) 1 siw two daily "duties peri' ctly done, that of the postilion and that ot the cmchtuan. The amount of conversation neceessary would st agger the belief of liici'tira read ers. I do not remember that the mules had separate names, hut we t ildres-ed to Uicm a running tire of pleas-, reques s, -uggestions, exhortations, encoun gcu-e it.', warnings and possible animations ihotigh of this last I am n't sure both in Anealaleusian nnd, od.tly enough, ii, Arabic Any language that they would understand would answer, so it kept lliem to their work. To say ihe truth I never saw creatures who needed prodding less. Thej kept on, pressed hard on the collar, at a relentless pace, as eager to be at Ihe post-house as we were to have them. But, on the part of ot;r caucus as I caded it, of three, although they all did this thing every day of their lives, there was lhat sort of eagerness which ytu s?e in children going to a circus for the first lime, as if, on that particu ar day, the doors would be closi d earlier than usual; as if we might find tbe bridjro down nt Jean! or as if we were all bridegrooms going to be married. And this was ac companied by good nature almost ludi crous. I do not remember !o have heard an angry word sroken all that day. Tbete was but one occasion, almost critical, in Wuich a vicioti mare w is brought out us one of the leaders. The creature refused 10 star: so obstinately that then bole team was once and again ia confusion one mule was overthrown and I confess I thought another horse would have to be fubsutu ed for her. But the whole council, which included the grooms and the keeper or tbo post-house may be a dezen personsmanaged tbe mad creature without the slightest show of hot temper. Yoa niylit have thought ste was a trout who would not one, so quel were they in their treatment of her, yet o determined. When she did start the postilion ran by her side a mile before the wild creature would give him any chance to get on. All which he took more quietly than a boatman would lake a breeze of wind. It helped ihe carriage along and that was enough for hiiu. When he was ready and she was ready he took his place on ber back, as if nothing had happened. We are so determined to associato wilb Spain the ideas of bandits, contrabandists, guerillas and pronunclatiamentos, and with Anda'asia the memories of Gitaoos and Gatanas, of Moors and sarabauds and jaleos, that I for one. was wholly unpre pared to nnd these simple, rather grave people, in tbe management of mules and horses and diligences. Tbe postilions hid a little more of the air of the opeia lhan these qaiet Yankee-like men' who held the places of captain and mate. What they are called in their own lan guage unfortunately I do not know. But the whole enterprise gave to me a good deal the idea of a well-constrncted cruise for fi-h. in which under their auspices we weie going on shares. I have not yet mentioned the duties ol the chief mate, and I find it difficult to de scribe them. But it is quite certain that here were duties, and that we should not have palled through to Jean, had be not been there to discharge them. Where a driver of a street car stops the car, and goes forward to adjust the harness, the chief mate did it without stop ping, while all parlies were on the trot or run. In any exigency where whipping was thought ntcessary by the caucus which directed, he ran to the guilty male, and inflicted chastisement, all still rushing on at this pre ordained pace of nine miles an hour. It is difficult for me. in writing this afterward, to imagine that a man can smoke while running a mile at tht pace but the tmpresiion is strong on me that evrybody smoked all the time. It was nothing to have him disappear. It was not lhat the wheel bad passed over bim, so that be was left a lifeless trunk on the road. It was only lhat he bad let tbe coach pass him that be might ran forward on tbe other side outside the cU-leader, and give to him a li. f Li- :J l-i ,u.. - OK Ul Ults uiiuu. 11 ueu iuu uecessatji chastisement bad been inflicted, then he I would again let the coach pass him and j reappear on his nest on the thoroughbrace. lMiulrid LttUr io Boston Commercial Bulletin. Womax as ax Investor If the ass umption Is true that women are supposed to poetess no inventive or mechanical gen ius, the article npon "Women as an Inventor" in the current number of the AbriA clmcTt'ctin lieview will seem a rather startling refutation. The writes, Mrs. i.,n,l. .loarlwn (J-icrn -riK., tc nmon the inveDtiuus of pottery, spinning, lace mnkjn2 and sk weaving. The origin of the straw Industry of the United States and u,e cotton gin belong, she claims, to womeDi thelatier being conceived by Mrs. GreeDOj widow of General Greene, of Revolutionary memory, who entrusted its construction to Eil Whitney. Many other important inventions are mentioned, such is a spinning machine, a rolntic tfntl n e 'or smel'ing ere, n fun escape, t, tinel 'ewler. writing in hiiic. sig', il ticket, method of deadt nenipg soon I on eb-vateil railroad, -a'cbel bottom baits, lug fo dirg amebic, etc. Many fruits of '.1 man's in ventive genius which w.iuM leu bn tight her wm'iIj and renown hi' to t ut ritted hy others on account of lega' it. e: f rtinte A mariicd wi man is umbo peculiar cli ad vantages. Ii such a worn in would be successful In obtaining a pa'ent. "she woaid hold no right, or title or power over .hts woi k of her own bnin. She would sos no legai right to contract, or tj ense t.nv m to u-o her invention. N'ci le r. 'Iiotild her right Le infrirgi.nl, ' lid ie s i" the effindt r. It is to woman s credit, therefore, 'hat 1 e has attained ihe ri-u!ts sreeitt."!, fir .er di-coitr.igement h ive been manv. In ue article, ihus brii fly summariztd, the tuth r has empv'iisiz 'd llie 111 e of com- 0 ite freedom for whip n in order that sbef uay 1 each the nece-siny develooment of he inven ive f:u ulii. s is as mcis-aryto t e free icm in which to exercise them led ilat lower can only be cultivated nv iduca ion. Women, however quick to see 1 new way of working, can never form beir ideas into a praeticle invention with out knowledge or mechanics, land ibe female st nilent in mechanical pursuits i seen. What use is it lor a woman to car ry the germ of a pttent in hei head wiih out the power of developing the genu? What honor can the woman claim who helplessly must summon the man to her assistance in forming fcer ilea? If Mrs Greene had been able 10 ter!ei t iln idea of the cotton gin, she wotiM to day hive possessed ihecieili' of the invention. Tba r is no use for superficial m quiremen s in the mechanic arts. To bo known as a successful inventor woman mint work from a foundation of knowledge. With 'his foundation there mav be reason for supposing that she will invent skillfnilv and hold the Ipjuor courageously. Boston Jjurn t'.. Am-ccr'.im. the Ventc- of the north. his 30) 00) inhabi'an's. Lis laid out in the shape of an open fan. of wh;eh the handle is her seaport, and is built on 100 or moi e little island, connected bv over 300 bridges The canals ruu fir tn'o the avenues of the city, and are mostlv bur dered ny rows of "trees, on eili.er side of which is a paved passage for e irri- . and a nairow sidewalk lor pedistpn.s Oa Ihcsti ear.ti 3 the DjicIi sniper's Il Ming Lorneste id, wit!, its cabin ba it on the deck where his famrv a-ter.d to iheii hnu-ehold duties, steambna's and smid1 sai.iog vis-i U are seen sa'lino; :ij it WL.re through the city. Taesigmis novel and b cm ifu on the tuistocai tie a venue t, hei e th- canals are kept c ean. and where. 1 imagine, these vessels never unload cr sc i ibeir goods. But on o her canals espee ially on the outskirts, their boarders arc converted in'o regular market places aa.i are not so attractive. The narrow slice away from the canals are so verv ttarro that two carriages can sc trce'y p tss 1 ai I other, and pedestiians have no li 1 trouble to avoid being run over. To tin permanent danger, another arising from the unprotected banks cf the 'canal-, where myriads of children seem to .le-l-gh. in plat ing, I attribute the unusual nunio. 1 of hunchbacks and maimed people s er, here. Serious accidents must occur erei v day. Amsterdam has some verv fin" buildings, buv I would by no means call .t a monumental city. The houses are built on piles driven in the water, and 1 ley are of brick, from five to seven s-orios high, painted in dark colors, generally n.iuost black and the roofs are slantling and cov ered with tiles. In the bus'ne-s p.. i t and fir ou', the houses are old fashioned badlv finished, nnd have very large rooms and high ceilings In the new part, the build ings have a more cheerful appearance, and must he more comfortable, as thev have neatly all the modern improvi ments. For.A'pi Correiponitn-: fan t'rannieo Aroiiiut. Labelling a Boston- Dlde. A prom imiu member of the band of guilded voutl.s of which this city is so justly piond is in a high state of excitement, and ttith difficulty held back hy his friends from inak'ng a personal assault upon his jew eler, who, he conceives, has been "putting u.i a job" on him. The facts, as gained during his lucid intervals, are these; He is much addicted to attending the dra maiic performances which our in this city, his specially being in steadily observing the female chorus in ccmic opera, and the sylphes of the corps de ballet in their ingenious gyrations. It struck him that it would be a good notion to wear a scarf pin suggestive of his love for the lyric stage, and accordingly inter viewed his jeweler npon this momentous subject. The artificer in precious metals was prompt to meet the demands of the occasion, and in due time presented his customer with a neat design, consisting of a bar of music delicately fashioned in gold, with the treble clef in black enamel, and two notes in diamonds reposing be tween the third and fourth lines from the bottom. The customer, whose only knowh edge of music was as it suggested the accompanying incident of female singers, highly approved this work of art, pur chase! it, and stuck it in his scarf and went down to the mn Inec. After the perlormance he displayed his new posses sion to the ladies, who admired it much. At last he showed it to the prettiest and brightest one of all, who immediately exclaimed, "How very neat and appropri ate!" "Do you think so?" icquired the delighted youth. "Certainly, I do. and those beautiful diamond notes; they fit you so well. Do, do that makes dodo, you see. How ingenious and how very truel ' and she tripped away, amid iha loud Lugtuer of all the assembly. And. although the jeweler swears by the golden calf that he is quite innocent in tbe mat ter, be has thus far failed to make his customer believe it. BoUn Journal. liLMAJI Sl'XSUIXE IX TUB WHITE HoiTsE. A dainty little girl of eight or nine years, with dangerous big blue eves, appeared in the library of the White House the other day when it was full of great men of one scrt and another, and quietli waited her turn to speak with the tail gentleman with gray whiskers and hah, and the sober face and courteous manni-i down by the bow window in the south end of Uie room. By and by her opportunitj came. She tripped forward modestly and bravely, and with a "Good morning. Mr. President," told her name and proffi-r-ed her request. She wss a neice of Gen eral Winfield Scott Hancock, and she wanted a sweet flower from tbe execu ive conservatory for the Easter decoration of a little Episcopal church, she smiled archly as she lold her errand, as though she was quite sure of a favorable response. Tha president's tired face brigniened with smiles as he turned from the tire some politicians to the sweet little face before him. It was like a cooling z "phyr from the Chesapeake on a hot summer's day. He told her honestly that he was glad to see her, and then gave her carte blanche in the conservatory, and dismiss ed ber with a word or two about his own little girl, who docs so much to lighten up his life in ibe While House. Her hand some uncle could not have done more for her had he been standing in Arthur's place. Washington tetter in tli PhUaM. phia Bceord. ucmjjcraiw. The national W. C mono ' u'm ultra).'' l". V Ins for i s 'dis Frances E. .t B iton, Mas , tided ti iir in the Wiilard. th j p' .-si'l'-rc Match o h, I -t :f x west und has rtt.-l .-e l 'J 'ifornia, having St. Louis. Mo., stopped on her way at Trinidad, Col., Tuscon aLd Tombstone, Arizona, Same Found A! briquet que. New Mexico, arriving in Ljs -elo , March 2-sth. Her pnva e secit.a.j, M Anne Gordon, accompanied her At Los Angi.-i. a dc'eg.ith.n of euiper- aiioe peop e fio.n San rtunc.sci met ihem and at a 1 trge public rutepj n, held the fo'lowing Saturday even ng, they were welcomed by the iu tynr i f the ci y. M ji Wiilard is meeting villi gratifying success in her wnk in California and after the ixptrati-in of ihe rive weeks ailo'ted for that s ate will lake the s earner for the Siudwic-li Islands, wheie she will plant a division of the whi e ribb n aiiuy. Returning she will visit Portland, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Utah territories and M mm. hi. Miss Luc a Knubiiil is 111 king a lour in the south, preseu'ir.g Sunday school tern peral ce. Mis. J. I.lien Foster, who has been q iile sick and unable to till engage ents lor the pa--t month, is uiuoli belter and is it present in Philadelphia. );. Jcnn e Trout of Toronto, a member of the W. C. T. V. of C mada, h .s dom.ted $10.01)0 to thit citv 10 establish a medical school fi r women. Mrs Or. Tront is the wife of Mr. K Iward Tront of the Monetary limet. The prohibitory cons. i' aft oua! amend ment was defeated in the Connecticut legislature, April 1 ltd, by a vote of 12$ yeas to M nays, IGo votes being necessaty to submit it lo the peoj le. The Ohio legislature ln -u emitted a prohibitory cousti ation to th" people of that state. "The Dominion Al-i.rn.-e" have cffired to the thtological stu liir- in the pn vineu of iie!iee. a prize of 30 fir ibe best essty on "The use of alcoholic drinks in ii-la'i'n to religii n and morals," and a second pilz; of 2o for the second l est. EJotts art being made in Itindolph, Vt., to siib-iiiu e lespeclable restaurants '"or sOu.e o! the di iLking saioons. A young iru.ies' C. T. L". his been " '.iniz d at Bine. Ihe W. C. T. U. of Ciitttendi-n county -nl hold n institute at Bunington on the 22J and 3J of May. Each anion in the e iqnty is invited to send five delegates. Delegates from the different chuiches in the county and all visitors will be gladly welcomed. The W. have he'd C. T. V. i t Jericho Corners tw3 entertainments, the pro- ceeds from which will be devoted to the purchase of books to he placed in the public school as the beginning of a public library. Underbill F.a s' union are slowly but surely gaining ground; an addition of fjur new members a: a late drawing room meeting. lijrlingt'in Ins two active lodges of Good Templars The reform club holds Sunday afternoon meetings which are will attended. On April 17ib, Ecv. Merrilt Hulburd, retiring pastor of tl.e Methodist chutch. Rev. L B. Speare, pastor of the Congregational church in Middlebury, and Mr. E Bowman of Mess., gave brief addresses to a large and interested audi ence. The ci'y of Burlington, on the other hand, can boast of forty-nine (19) shops licensed by ihe United States government to sell liq'toi. The executive committee meeting of Ihe W. C. T. U.of Vermont held at St. Albins. April 28 h, was attended by thirteen ladies from d fferent parts of the rate. Important bu-iness wns trans ii.-ted. Tbe Prize? Essay Plan" w is tin ini niously .adopted and a department cf hygiene established, Mrs. E G. Green being ap pointed in superintendent. New England's Stkenctb ix the Senate Since the death of Sumner and Wilson and the resignation of Blaine, it has been customary to comment on th declining power and ability of New Eng land's delegation in the United Slates Senate, and the opinion h?s often been expressed that the rsce of great men which so long gave the six little states east of tbe Hudson a prominence in tbe councils of the nation wholly dispropor tionate lo their siz; and population, has perished at last. Possibly that Is true to a certain degree, but it is a great mistake to snpp se that New England no longer retains its old superioritv in the Senate. Six of the twelve men who represent that lection are, in every pariicular save mere voting power, more than equal to the whole delegation from the late slave states, and in the entire Senate not more than a dcz?nCpeers of Edmonds, Frye. H iwley, Aldr'cb, Hoar nnd Hale can be found, whether the comparison be made on fame, ability or influence. Compare the standing and reputation of Maine's senators with those who speak for tbe great state of New York, or place little Vermont's Edmunds and Morrill beside Wisconsin's Cameron and Siwyer, or Tennessee's Harris and J.tckson, and it will be seen that Yankee brains have not yet lost ibeir brightness. Nowhere is this more readily admitted than in the Senate itself. The late presid ing officer was, it is true, from another -ection, but bis selection was duesimply o the even balance of the two gres't paities and bis political neutrality. No sooner did this anomalous state of affairs -nd, and a new election take place, than a New Englandcr was made Mr. Davis' successor, and it is well understood tbat when the Senate meets next December, Mr. Edmunds will, in turn, give place to Senator Anthony of Rhode Island. In view of the deep seated geographical prejudice which manifests itself in all pans of our political system, it is a re markable tribute to individual merit tbat so high honors should be repeatedly paid to representatives of the smallest and numerically the weakest of sections. As long as the Senate continues to so plainly acknowledge the strengh of New England's statesman, loyal Yankees can afford to laugh at doleful prophecies of the decline and ruin of her intellectual powers. Clevttand Ltader. Tbe mosquito is a public sieger dn vi M but never gives satisfaction.