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r hi- - - ,, . " " 1 ' - "" .. . - .. . " HEHRY A. PARSONS, Jr., Editor and Publisher. NnTpiiilnANPPM. Two PoMar. per Annum Y0L,XI- RIDGrWAY, ELK COUNTY, PA., THURSDAY. FEBKPA11Y '.) 1RS2. NO. 51. -.1 Tho Priceless Things. Those are vulgar things wo pay for. be they tones for crowns of king;; While the precious anil tho pcpil-ps arena pricod symbolic things. Common debts are scored and canceled, weighed and measured or.t for gold; But the debts from men to ages, thoir account is never told. Always see, the noblest nations keop their high- est prize unknown; Oiajronea'g marble lion frowned above nnlct- tored stone. Ualaklava Marathon andwho shall mete the worth of these ? Bhall we huckster with our lifeboats that defy the leaping seas ? Ah. the Greeks knew 1 Came their victors honored from the sacred games, Under arches red with roses, flnshod to hear thoir shouted names; Bee their native citios take them, breach the wall to make a gate I What supreme reward is theirs who bring such nonors to their State ? In thor forum stand they proudly, tako their prizes from the priest: Little wreaths of pine and parsley on their naked temples pressed I We in lator days are lower ? Ay I a manful stroke is made. And we raieo a puree to pay it-making manlt ness a trado Baerifice itself grows venal surely Midas will subscribe; And the shallow souls are satisfied when worth ncccpts the bribe 1 But c'n here, amid the markets, there things they dare prize; Dollars hido their sordid faces when they meet anointed eyes. Lovonj do not seek with jewels; flowers alono can plead for them; And one fragrant memory cherished is far deirer than a gem. Statesmen stoer the nation safely; artists pas tho unning test, And their coimtry pays them proudly- with ribbon at the breast. nnen the soldier saves the battle, wraps the flag around his heart. Who shall desecrate his honor with the values of the mart ? From his guns of bronze we hew "a piece, and carvolt as a cross; For the gain he gavo was priceless, as unpriced - would be the loss. When the poet Biugs the love song, and the song of life and deatli, Making millions ccno their weary toil and wan with wondormg breath; mien he gilds the null mid mine, inspires the slave to rise and daro; Lighta with love th l.opele.s carro, toU 11k tyraut to beware; When he steals the pang from poverty, with meanings new and clear, Reconciling pain and peace, and bringing blessed visions near; His reward? Nor cross nor ribbon, but all others high above, They may wear their splendid symbols he has earned the people's love I John Beyle (TlleiUy. Mrs, Symington's Bargain. All women we are told have their weaknesses, end Mrs. Stanhope Sym- iugton was a china maniao, as are most pe.ple to sortie degrpe in this rostbetic nineteenth csntury i.f the world. Bat Mrs. Symington excelled in tho matter. She would prowl in second-hand stores, penetrate into the cavernous recesses of tenement-houses, drive Jong distances into the country to old homesteads where fcho had heard vague rumors con cerning 'flaring blue," "old green Blaze," "butterfly yellow" and "genuine old India wares." Bhe would remorse lessly turn the choicest pieces of mod ern bric-a'-broo from her tables to make way for spoutless tea-pots, cracked bowls and noseless jags. She crowded herdra wing-room with brackets, shelves and cabinets for the accommodation of ancient plates, which she called "plaques," and piteheis, which the re christened "vases." Mr. Symington, a meek little man with limp yellow-white hair, a flat noso and colorless eyes like dim glass mar bles, began to fiud it no slight task to make his way through his own house without breakage or misfortune. "I wish there was not such a thing as old china in the world." he lamented upon one particular occasion, after he had knocked a handlfless cup from a tripod draped in olive velvet. " Stanhope," reproved his wife, not without severity, "would you retard the progress of modern civilization? This cup, fragile as it may seem, repre sents an era in decorative history." ."Well, it won't represent it much longer," observed Mr. Symington, as he gathered up the fragments with something very like .vindictiveness in his faded eyes. "But, Stanhope," cried his wife, " what are you going to do with those pieceB?" " Throw 'em into tho ash barrel, jo course," said Mr. Stanhope, spiritlessly. But Mrs. Symington rescued them from his grasp with a shriek of appre hension. "Are you mad, my dear?" she ejacu lated. ' I can mend them with a little cement and a gret deal of time; and even then I wouldn't take twenty dol lars for this exquisite cup. And I have been thinking, Stanhope " "Well, my dear," said the luckless iconoclast, looking dolefully at his finger which had been cut with one of the pieces of broken crockery, ' what have you been thinking?" " That I should like to go up into Maine next week," said the lady, in Binuatingly. " "Into Maine? In midwinter?" . eenced her amaaed spouse, openiug the dim eyes very wide indeed. To eee Aunt Grizzel," explained Mrs. Symington "my Aunt Grizzel Gr.inipton, you know, at Wild River." " Humph " remarked Mr. Syming- . . . . ; ' tcn, bandaging his finger with his pocket handkerchief. "I didn't know that you cared so verv particularly about j onr Aunt Grizzef." "My dear," said Mrs. Symington, merging her speech into a mysterious whisper, " I've just remembered, all of a sudden as it were, that she has set of very old flaring blue china. She must have. It belonged to her mother before her; and how I've forgotten it all these years I'm sure I can'i imagine. Even now I shouldn't have recalled it to my memory, I suppose, if I hadn't chanced to see, at Mrs, Ilepburn's afternoon tea yesterday, the darlingist little egg-shell cups, with bridges and pagodas and willow trees all over 'em, exactly such as Aunt Grizzel's mother used to have. Then it came to me like a flash of lightning Aunt Grizzel's china I' "Probably it's all broken by this time," gloomily suggested her hus band. "Nonsense I" said Mrs, Symington, briskly. "Aunt Grizzy never broke anything in her life. She is careful ness itself; and rip there in Maine, you know, they don't have clumsy waitresses to fling things about. No, no ; you may depend that she has it all safe and buuuu iu one oi mose oaa little three cornered cupboards of hers. A treasure, Stanhope, a perfect treasure. Money wouldn't bny such a set as that; a hundred years old, if it's a day. So, if yon won't mind, my dear, I'll just run up to Maine, und see about it." "Do as you please, Arabella," said Mr. Symington, resignedly. He knew that Mrs. Symington generally did as she pleased, and he saw no especial ad vantage in debating the question. "Thanks, dear; so kind of you I" uttered Mrs. Symington. "And of course I can't go to the polar regions entirely unprotected, so I'll order one of those comfortoblo seal dol mans that evervbodv is Wnrino nnip and a new plush hat with a cluster of ostncli tips. One must go dressed like ether people; and if you can give me twenty-five or thirty;dollars 1 dare say Aunt Grizzy will let mo have the set fo tbwt (she don't know the value of old chinn. nnnr thinorll nn,t ftm ney won't be more than thirty dollars noiu ways, n l go by sea, including a M.iu ruom, " It appears to me," said Mr. Syming lun, uihcouragingiv, "tnat this is a good deul of a wild gooee chase, going liunninir up to tbrt north of Maino at this timo of year for an old sei oi trumpery china which probably uiuu l cubii uii uuuars 10 stait witn . " Oh, Stanhope, it did I" cried the iatiy, indignantly. " It was real India Ware, imported, without, iiniini a rlnllur Of dutV. bv nn old spa nniitain in flit. India trade, expressly for my grand muiiier orumpton. Ana besides vou ere so crovplinsr and prosaio in vnnr ideas. As if the luioinnl crmk nf atliinrr of this nature signifies 1 It s the tcathetic vaine tnat wo look at, don t you see?" "Ah I" Buid Mr. Svminirtnn. ' Wnll if yon must go. you must go, I suppose; una oi course j. snail nave to give you a check for what money you are likely to mini. And Mr. Svmincton siwhed ,loor,l. ana went upstairs to get a piece of court-plaster for his cut finger. - . O-- D " i".' jurs. Symington went to Wild Hive -, in the northern br.iinflnripH r,f Mnin where the pine forests were thatched with snow, und tho iVielce tinting in the woods of a moonlight night like po many castanets gone mad. She made tho ereater nart nf tli vnvnom lw con and was comcquently very seasick, for the water was rough and the gale tem peetous, " I will Corof liable liv lntiil " wb to herself, as she sat in the little hotel at Portland, and viewed her green and yellow complexion with a thuddfr. " Money wouldn't induce me to risk my life again in that horrid steamer, where one is Dunetea ana seesawed about on waves that are as hieh nn n. hnnca Tl.u palace-car fare will be something of an c-xira expense, ana iKiiai l lose my re turn ticket bv itearutr. but I'm mm thv Symington won't grudge it to me when uo nears now i vo Deen pitched and tumbled about on the ocean in peril of my life." Andshe"nnt on her KlnMr limpan tilk, her new plumed hat, and the seal dolman, and took the northsrnr1-Vimirwi train, resolved to present an imposing annenrfinnA t.n Annf. rivi'. ton when she should rearli Wild Tti mr station. It WaS VerV Cold adnll. biftn laoHnn cold with the ground frozen like a rock, the ttreams bonml in tky gray and bitter, with an ineffable gloom. Aunt (inzzel Grumpton lived in a little one-storied house on tho top of an uncompromising hill, where a solitary cedar tree was twisted around like a corkscrew with the force of the east wind, and the few lean sheep huddled behind tho rocks in shivering groups, picturesque, but far from com fortable. And even after they had come in sight of the old building whose one coat of red paint had long ago been worn away by the 6uns and rains of well-nigh a century, Mrs. Symington had serious doubts whether the one horse Bleigh in which she was jerked and jolted up tho incline would not be blown Rheer away by the rush of the torn pest before they could reach their destination. However, it wasn't. And once in Aunt Grizzy's cottage things were very comfortable. There was no wido throated chimney, filled with moss fringed logs, such as the fancy of city dwellers is apt to depict in the solitary farmhouse. People in Maine know bettor than that. But there was an im mense cook stove, which heated the room to an atmosphere of eighty odd degrees; the cracks in the window sashes were pasted over with brown paper, and sand bags were laid on the top ledges, while a double rag carpet covered the floor, and a wood-box, heaped to the very top, stood in the angle of the chimney piece. Aunt Grizzy's dress was of blue homespun flannel, and she wore a worsted hood pulled over her ears, and a little plaid shawl folded over her breast, and she was addicted to the use of snuff, and said "Hey?" whenever any one ad dressed, her, I "My cheeny?" said Aunt Grizzy. weii, i m iree to own that I think a deal of that cheeny. But I don't know, Nn co Arabella, how you came to hearof " It ia an heirloom in our family. Aunt Grizzel," said Mrs. Symington, eXertinrr tlAtHAlf in anoalr Inmllv " ney ?" said Aunt Grizzy, with her hand placed sounding-board fashion behind her ear. " Every one must have heard of it," said Mrs. Symington, at the risk of breaking a blood-vessel in her throat Aunt Grizzy's wrinkled face fairlv i 3 t. i. ... . y. ueameu. wen, i calculate it ain't absolutely ugly," said she. " But still, if you've really set vour heart on it. Niece Arabella But it ain't unpacked. I aiways put it away this time o' year when iiiciw m l no tea parties given. Oh. TIPTPf lYtinfl fliof aalA Xf. VUMIVf UOUl 4111 eit Symington, her heart leaping within her us mis easy conquest oi the lort. It will be all the more convenient for m to carry it. People always keep such treasures put away in secret places." " Hey ?" said Aunt Grizzy, and Mrs Svminrztnn rnfintif1 hpr wnrdo " Oh, there ain't no secret about it !" Faia aunt unzzy.as she turned the hiss ing sausages in the pan. " Only I hain't had timo to overhaul it since you've uuuii nere. "Naturally?" interrupted Mrs. Svm ington. "But I suppose it is all in good condition ? ' "Sartinly, eartinly," said Aunt Grizzy. Yon can look at it yourself ii you nae, xvioce Arabella." " Oh, that is not at all necessary," said Mrs Symington. " But now as to the prico, Aunt Grizzy ?" "I ain't one to haggle with my rela tions." said Aunt Orizzv. crivinDr tlm t,. , n - O "J m (3 pan a shake over thn blaring ctiWo " Set your own price, Arabella, and if I uon use it i u mase Doia to say so." ' Do you think, Aunt Grizzy," hesi tated the city lady, "that twenty-five uouura wouia oe a reasonable compen sation for it V "Well, yes," said Aunt Grizzy. "It never cost me that, because" "No, of conrse not," hurriedly inter posed Mrs. Symington, and she pro duced the twftntv.firn flnllnva oil Jn gold half eagles, with the exultant feel ing oi one wno nas picKea a precious diamond out cf thn rlimt. Tint T should wish you to feci that I had dealt lainy with you in a matter like this." " Well, I hain't no reason to com plain," said Aunt Grizzy. " Some folks fancies cheeny. I don't. A plate's a plate to me, and a cup's a cup, and you re kindly welcome to my set if yon ve took a notion to it." Mrs. Symington went home the next uay, inrougn a Whirlwind oi snow, bavins- been fed unon pork sausages and pork, at every meal since hit arrival, ana retaining a very vivid recollection ..of the Maine winds und tempests. " I don't think I'd go back then? again, even for a set of old china," said Mrs. Svmincton. as shn nentrd li-colf on tho velvet cushions cf the palace-car ana enrans sinveringly inside of her seal dolman and fleece-lined fur gloves. " Aunt Grizzel will never die a natural death; ehe'il be blown away, like Mother Hubbard." But nil these petty trihnint inns Ttcra forgotten as a thing'out of mind on the 1 : i ; l -r . ... uruiiauc January morning on which, in frojt of the sea-cnnl firn in br.i- rr.n cozy drawing-room, she unpacked the coarse wooden box wherein were con cealed the Pricplpss treasure nf Aunt Grizzy Grumpton's china. "Don't touch them. StnnhnnA " naid she, with a small shriek of dismay. "Men are so dreadful r.irpWs. nii here they are on the top, all wrapped in separate pieces of paper," "i;h?"id Mr Nvmirvrrfrm ct.1. J - .'fl-j.vyi.j lnor by with a hammer mid Knmr.,Trii,r.r brandished in either hand. " Are these antiques?" "Good gracious rue!" gasped Mrs. Symington. " What can this possibly mean 'i" For the china which nlm from its coverings of coarse brown pa per was a cheap and common style. such as is associated in the mind with tea chromos, gaudy lithographs and salesmen of the Hebraic persiir n'nn white, with a band of imitation gold around each piece, end a coarse flower sprawliner below, as if it bad been lnid on with a miniature whitewash bmsh. This is never rov frrAndmntrm. Grumpton's old china," said Mrs. Symington, bursting into tears, and pushing the hideous atrocitios away with a force which cracked two plates. " I'll write to Aunt flrizzv nt. iouu uni this misunderstanding shall be cleared In the course of time an answer came from Wild River, stiiBy written in pale ink, and conveying in its tout ensemble tho gentral impression thatAuut Grizzy had wrestled with it. ni if it. had l,n fit of the Asiatic cholera. "Deab Neice" (it said), "With Love and duty I take up my Pen to in form You that the Chinn ia nil Hl,t Bo't from Snefly & Pipkin, in Boston, last November, at E'ght (8) the Set, to be transported at my own Dammnco As for my Mother's old Hut. xeit-h Captain Babcock bro't from Calcutta in the Year 1796, 1 Gave it to his Neioe Helen Hosmer two Yerea no-n Inr n Pa of Gold Speotackles and a Fur Muff, being so Cracked and Old-fashioned that it wasn't worth nnmnm P.nt Tom told that she puts it on Ebbony Shelves m nor xjttnxi .rarior. uut Helen never was more than Half-Witted, and your Sot witch you took homo with you is worth a Deal the most Monney. So you have the Best Bargain. With love, I remain, Your Aunt to Command, " UBIZZEL GltCMPTON." "Ah!" said Mr. Svminotnn nrlm l.o been listening intently to the contents of this much blotted and besmeared piece of manuscript, sealed with Aunt Grizzy's thimble top, and still rotainiug a subtle odor of fried fin.nflfl.o'AA mid twid dle cakes. "A seal dolman at thrAA hundred dollars, a thirteen-dollar hat, a pair of fifteea-dnllnr fnv rrlntroD . fifty-dollar journey and a twenty-fl've-dollar investment, all for a set of china wmcn you oan buy anywhere on the Bowery or Grand street fnr - - - UVMIUQI How does that look, my dear, as viewed m ine iigut oi political economy?" And Mrs. Symington answered only oy ner tears. "There, there, Bella, don't fret," said her husband, kindly. ' Let the thiug go for what r. is worth. Forget it." " But I enn't help f-f fretting," sobbed Mrs. Symington. " One thing is quite certain, however I never will be such a fool again. I will nut spend another cent for ceramics until I have econo mized enough to pay for this outrageous swindle." " Gently, my dear, gently," said her husband. " Now von are going too far. Aunt Grizzel was honest enough. You said you wanted her china, and she sold you her ckina at your own terms." " But I didn't mean this china," said Mrs. Symington. "How was she to know what yon meant?" said Mr. Symington. " China is china, and to me one piece is as good as another." And Mrs. Symington was too broken down and spiritless even to argue tho point with him. liatar. Coral Reefs. Coral reefs, said Professor LeConie, of California, in a recent lecture, are peculiarly dangerous to navigation be cause of their rising abruptly, so that though the sounding line may show 6,000 feet of water within half a mile, the reef may rear its perpendicular wall for the ship's destruction. The most dangerous point for navigation upon the face of the earth is the reefs of Florida. There are more wrecks upon that coast than in any other por tion of the world. The largest town in Florida, Key West, is built upon a coral roef, on account of the frequency of wrecks upon tho coast. If it was not for tho wrecking business the town woUd net exist. With the exception of cocoanuts there is absolutely nothing raised upon the reef. The wreckers came hrst to prey upon the wrecks. then came merchants to prey unon the wreckers, next lawyers and doctors to prey upon both classes, and finally the clergymen to pray for nil. The subject of corals was, also, the professor said, of scientific interest, be cause in theso coral reefs wo hold the proofs of the vast oscillations and vari ations in the earth's crust, on a scale of which we have no other evidences at all. A very wldebpread misunderstanding exists as to the manner in which reefs are formed, one which has entered into the public mind, and of which it is al most impossible to dispossess thj pub lic mind. The idea is that these ani mals aro little insects ; that they build liko ants and bees do, and when they aro alarmed they disappear into their little burrows, and these reefs are ac cumulations of millions of those little insects in generation after generation. I shall show that t' ernisnoi tho sem blance of truth in this idea. 1'he professor then explained thattbn coral animal is a polyp belonging to the group oi raaiaia ; mat it consists of limestone deposits in the shape of a hollow cylinder with top and bottom disks, surmounted with tentacles, con taining a stomach and enveloped with gelatinous organio matter. The tent acles or arms aro provided each with a month for tho absorption of food. The coral is cjralino limestone alter the gelatinous organic envelope is decayed and removed. The animals which build reefs are not much larger thmpinheads mo development and crowth cf the coral tree and head coral was clearly ex plained. showiDg it to be analogous to the same process in vegetation. It was further expluined that coral formed and threw off eggs, which floated to some suitable place, and there began the pro cess of development independently, forming new colonies, which in time connect and form reefs, upon which are deposited accretions, in timo building up keys and islands Keef-building coials will not crow at a depth of over 100 to 120 feet. There have been reef-building corals found at a depth of 1,000 feet, but they were doad drowned by being carried beyond their depth. This confines them to coast lines and submarine banks. Corals will not grow where the temper ature is lower than Bixty-eight degrees at any time, that is the ocean, not the air. Therefore t!iey are confined to the. tropical regions. They will not grow except in clear salt water: hence there is always a break in reefs opposite the mouth of a river Finally, they demand free exposure to the beating of the waves. Tho more violently the waves beat the more rapidly the corals grow, because the agitation gives tliem ventilation. Corals will grow in the face of waves whose beatings would gradually wear away a wall of eranito. The four kinds of coral reefs found in the Pacific ocean aro fringe roefs, bar rier reefs, circular reefs, inclosin? lagoons in the ocean, and small lagoon less coral islands, The explanation of the formation of the three last named will form the subject of the next lec ture. Graves in China. -In every direction, as far as the eve can reach, little hillocks of earth, from three to six feet high, are scattered promiscuously over the country. These emg covered wun grass, now dried bv tho autumn and scattered as they are over the cultivated fields, makes one think of haycocks after a harvest of timothy or red-top iu America. They are the tombs or graves of past genera tions of Chinese. And, as the leading religion or superstition of the country is ancestral worship, these mounds are never disturbed or plowed over, bnt stand for indefinite ages. It would seem to a stranger that this sentiment over the resting place of the dead must, to a material extent, reduce the pro ductiveness of the land. For there seems to be no system of cemeteries as in other countries, but the owner of the field at death is buried, as have been his ancestors before him, in his own soil at some spot at a respectful dis tance frors the graves of his predeces sor. And thus these tumuli go on in creasing in number and closeness of proximity till it would seem to be only a question of time when the dead will possess all the soil and starve out the entire Mtion. Utter from China. The Klg&MVlnd. Once, whon the night-wLnd clapped its wings, And shook the window-bar , and roof, -I hoard the souls of battle-kings Drivo by in clashing proof I Somctimos a runic strife it kept, Of winter nights, in sleeted trees; Or underneath the eaves H crept A swarm of murmuring bees. Or, now, wild huntsmen of ths air In hollow chase their bugles blew, Whllo swift o'er wood and hilltop bare The shrill-voioed quarry flew. Sometimes I heard of lovers flown, Safe, under ward of storm and night, To where, in sylvan lodge, there shone A taper kind and bright. These things the night-wind used to tell, And still would tell, if I might hear; But sorrow sleeps too sound and well To lend a dreamful ear. Edith M. Thomas, in tlte Century. HU3I0R OF THE DAY. A good prophet One hundred pel cent. " The simple utterance of joy is poe try." f ays Oscar Wilde. That settles it. We shall allow no joy in our family. It wm be tossed into the waste-basket. New Haven Register. A fashion writer says "raised figures" produce excellent effect. Well, that depends ; if they are on a check they sometimes produce the effect of send ing tbe raiser to State prison. " The difference between a marriage and hanging," said an old bachelor, "is that in the former a man's troubles commence, while with the latter they end." Philadelphia Chronicle. It is safd that the only obstacle in tho way of transporting live hogs from this country to England is the difficulty of leeaing mem on tne passage, w hy not feed thorn from the trough of tho sea? Somerville Journal. Siid Mrs. Itaobap : "Att.nhln Tpl.ilo the servants are preRpnt. Mr. Ttiohoc and myself always talk of tho large amount everyinmg coets us, it gives the neighbors such an'excellent impres sion oi onr liberality." Boston I'ost, Minps and Shopping in Mexico. Shops and shopping, of the upper sort, in Mexico follow French or Eu ropean traditions more than American. Fanciful titles over the doorway are adopted instead cf a firm name. A dry goods store is " The Surprise," "The Springtime," " The Explosion;" a jeweler's the " Pearl" or "Emerald;'' a shoe store, "Tho Azure Boot," and " The Foot of Venus." The windows are tastefully draped and a large force of clerks is seen shoulder to shoulder within. These clerks aro more demo cratic in their manners than Americans would venture to be. They shake bauds with their patrons if they have enjoyed a slight previous acquaintance Hiid inquire after tho health of Miss Lolita and Miss Soledad. There are thoso of superior social position among thtm, however some who are mot with at tho bulls of tho Guatemala minister, for instance. Tho explana tion may perhaps bo found in the limit edehoioa of occupations open, which leavos to many who desire to work no moro important places. Until tf late it has not been eti quette for laiies of standing to (-hop except from their carriages a consid erable part of tho e hopping, as for f urni ture and other household gcods, is still conducted by the men of tho family just as it was not etiquette for ladies to be sevu walking in tho streets. The change in both theso respects is as cribed to the horse-cars. The point of ceremony, it appears, was lonudcd somewhat upon the difficulty of getting about. The American touch appears in the etreots with increasing frequency, in signs of deulers in arms, sowing ma chines, and other of our useful inven tions, and of tho insurance companies, a novel 'idea, to which the Mexicans seem to take with much readiness. The I rincipal shopping hours are from 4 to 6 o'clcck in the afternoon. From 1 till 3, or even 4, little is done. There is a general stoppage of affairs for dinner. .It is but a bhoit timo since that interesting person, the commercial traveler, has been known in the country. The profits of favorably situated houses, in the absence of keen competition, have been very large, and methods of doing business in some in starters correspondingly loose, The Mexican merchant does not necessarily go into a fine calculation of the pro portionate value cf each detail of a for eign invoice, but "lumps" the profit he things he ought to receive on tho whole Some articles, in consequence, can bo bought at less than their real value, while others, in compensation, are exorbitantly advanced. It is the smaller trade, however, and that most removed from metropolitan influences, that is the gayest and most entertaining as a spectacle. How many picturesque market scenes does one linger in ! Ecch population has its own market-day, net to interfero with any other. The stone flags of the plaza or the market-houses, which are plenti ful and well built, aro hidden under a complication of fruits, grains, cocoa sacks and mats, striped blankets and rebozos, sprawling brown limbs, em broidered bodices and kirtles, as if with an excessively thick, richly col orcd rug. A grade above this is the Parian, as at Puebla, a bazar of email shops, in which goods, sales-people and customers are all to be put upon the can vas with the most vivid hues. The leading ruerceria (dry goods shop) of the same important city of Puebla, called "The City of Mexico," has a facade antirely in glazed tiles upon an nnglazed gronnd cf red, with allegor ical figures larger than life between the pilasters as part of the pattern, Hur pm't Magazine. Fight aeainst a hasty temnnr. A no-er will come, bnt resist it stoutly. A spark may set a house on are, A fit of pas sion may give you cause to mourn all the days of your life. Never revenge an jary. JTAMIXO THE FATAL DAY. Itiiilena Senioiioed by J mite Cox Receiving His Hentence with t'inn, A comparatively small orowd was present Id the Washington criminal court to hear Judge viu a uuiisiuu iu me application oi uuileau'f eonnsol for a now trial. Guiteau came in quietly and took hi seat at tho trial tablo. Judge Cox refused the application for a new trial, saying in effect tiiat no significance was attached to the finding of the newspaper in the room occupied bv the jury, as any friend of the prisoner could havo put it there: that the affidavit of John W. Guiteau as to the auto graphs of Jurors found on the newspaper was v uujubiui uvmputuuey, inasmucn as ma knowledge of their wriiing must have been acquiroa specially lor tne purpose of qualify, iuff him as an affiant: that even wir it ad. mitted that the paper had been found in the Jury-room with writing on it actually done by Jurors, the only effeot of that would bo to raise a suspicion or a nrobabla infarnnnn that the contents of the paper were brought to the mm ui me jury, oui mat was a siiKpieion and an inference that might be repelled: that new Bviuuuua wuiuu d meroiy cumulative and woma not aitect tne verdict. In conclusion, Judge Oox said: "From all tho sen ted I am unable to find any roason to grant the motion, which is therefore overruled." Mr. Boovillo I would like to note an excop- uuu vu tuu ruling ui tue court. Colonel Corkuill Your honor, it now bo comes mv dutv Mr. Bcovillo One moment, please; I would ime 10 nio in uno lorm tne motion which I re ferred to yeitorday. Guiteau called out: "If your honor please, I desire to ask if there is any motion that I ought to make to reserve my rights." Mr. Bcovillo tried to prevent his speaking, bnt Guiteau was violent and uncontrollable. ! am going to talk, too," he Bhouted. "I am here, and I don't propose to leave this matter to vou. I have my opinion of yon as a lawyer. You have been doing well, but your theory is wrong. Your theory ii too small. You con victed me with your jackass theories and con summated nonsense. I don't propose to have your theory prevail. (To the bailiffs, who were endeavoring to suppress hiui)l willnot bo Rtill for you nor for anybody elRe." While Judge Cox was informing Mr. Bcovillo as to the rulis of practice applicable to tho filing of his exceptions, Guiteau broke ont in wild abuse. " Yon keep your mouth still," he screamed. " I am doing this matter myself. You convicted me by your wild theory and con summate asinine character all through." Colonel Corkhill It is now my duty to ask for tho sentonco of tho court. Judgo Cox (to tho prisoner) Stand up. Ilave you anything to say why sentence should not now be paseed upon you ? Guiteau (still sitting) I ask your honor to postpone tho tontence as Ions? as possible. Judge Cox Stand up. Have you anything to say why sentence should not now be pro nounced upon you ' The prisoner then aroeo, palo, but with lipe compressed, aud desperate resolution in his expression. In a low and deliberate tone he began, but soon his manner became wild nnd violent, and pounding upon the table, he do- nvurfii muiseii oi toe loiiowing Harangue: "I am not gnilty of the charge set forth in the indictment. It was God's act. not mine, ami God will take care of it, and don't let tho Amorr cin people forget it. lie will take care of it, and every ofiicer of this government from the ex ecutive down to that marshal, taking in every inuu on mat jury anu every member or tins beuch, will pay for it: and the American nnlinn will roll in blood if my body goes into the ruimu auu x am nung. "The Jowsput ths despised Galilean into tho grave. For the time they triumphed, but at lite destruction of Jerusalem, fortvvears after ward, tho Almighty got even with them. I am not afraid or death. I am hero as God's man. Kill mo to-morrow if yon want, I am God's man, and I have been from the start." Judge Cox then proceeded to nana scnlmi.'iv addressing the prisoner as follows: " You have been convicted of a crime to terri ble in its circumstances and so far-reaching in its results that it has drawn upon you the hor ror of tho whole world and the execrations ol your countrymen. " The excitement produced by snch an offense made it no eaHy task to secure for you a lair and impartial trial, hut you havo had the power of tho United States treasury and of the gov ninient in your service to protect vonr per son from violence, and to procure evidence from all parta of tho country. Yon have had as fail and impartial a Jury as ever asaemblod in a court of justice. You have been defended by counsel with a zeal and devotion that merits tho highest encomium, and I cortainly have ilono my best to secure a fair presentation of vonr defense. Notwithstanding all this von havo been found guilty. It would havo been a comfort to many people if tho verdict of the jmy had established the fact that your act was that of an irroaponaiblo man. It "would havo left tho peoplo the satisfying beliof that the crimo of political assassination was something entirely foreign to the institutions and civiliza tion of our country; hut tho result has denied them that comfort. Tho country will accept it as a fact that that crime can be committed, and the court will have to deal with it with the highest ponalty known to the criuiiual code, to servo as an example to others. Your career has been so extraordinary that peoplo miiiht welt at times have doubted your sanity. But one cannot but .believe that when tho crimo was committed you thoroughly understood tho na ture of tbo crime and its consequences Guiteau 1 was acting as God'sman, and that you had moral sense and conscience enough to recog nize the moral iuiquityof such an act." Trisoner That's a maitcr of opinion. ''Your own testimony ehowstliat you recoiled with horror from the idea. You say that you prayed against it. You say that you thought it might be prevented. This shows that your conscience warned yon against it ; but by tho wretched sophistry of your own mind you worked yourself up against the protest of your own conscience. 'What motive could have induced yon to this act must be a matter of conjecture. Probably men will think that some fanaticism or a morbid desire for self-exaltation wag the real inspiration for the. act. "Your own testimony seems to controvert the theories of your counsel. They have main tained end thought honestly, I believe, that you were driven against your will by an insane impulse to commit tho act, but your testimony showed that you deliberately rosolved to do it, and that a deliberate and miBguided will was the sole iniptil-e. 7 his may seem insanity to some persons, but the law looks upon it as a willful crime. " You will have due opportunity of having any errors I may havo committed during the course of tbe trial passed upon by tho court in bane; bnt meanwhile it is uccetsary for me to pro nounce the sentence of the law, that you be taken hence to the common Jail of the District from whence you came, and there be kept in confinement, and on Friday, tho 80th day of Juno, 1882, you be taken to the place prepared for the execution within the waits of said jail, and there, between the hours of 12 M. aud 2 p. M., you be bangod by the neck until you are dead, and may tho Lord have mercy on your sonl." During the reading Guiteau Btood apparently unmoved, and with his gaze rivetod upon the judge, but when the final words were spoken he struck the table violently and shouted: 'And mar the Lord have mercy on your soul. I'd rather stand where I do than where that jury docs. I'm not afraid to die. I Btand hero as God's man, aud God Almighty will curse every man who has had a part iu procuring this unrighteous verdict. Nothing but good has eomo from Garfield's removal, and tiiat will be tbe verdict of posterity on my iuspiiation. I don't care a snap for the verdict of this genera tion. I would rather a thousand times be in my position than that of those who hav hounded ine to death. I shall have a glorious flight to glory, but that miserable scoundrel Corkhilt will have a permanent job down below, where the devil is preparing for him." The prisoner for some momenta continued to shout his anathema upon the court and coun sel for the prosecution. In order to silence him Deputy Marshal Williams clapped Ma hand over his mouth, an action which the lat ter would have resented with a blow had not the police officers grabbed his bauds and Plwued the handcuffs unon hW wrmts. TEe prisoner then turned to his brother, and without the slightest trace of excitement con versed for some minutes before being taken from the court-room. '1 he van in which Guiteau was taken from the oourt-house to tho jail reached its destina tion without accident or incident. The prisoner remarked, as he stepped out: "This is a reg ular Wostern snow storm : it reminds me of Chicago." He was taken at once to his cell, and a guard was placed over lain. This precaution Is always obsorvod in tho case of prisoners under sentence of death, aud will be rigidly adhered to in Gultcau's case, both by night and day. National leverages. A sketch of "intoxicants," in a vol ume on drinks, by R. V. Rogers, just published, gives entertaining informa tion of the multitude of sources from which in various lands the peoplo have sought stimulants. Ancient Egypt had a f pooies of wine, and also a liquor called eythos, drawn from bailey bv fermen tation, resembling brer. That tho people did not escape drunkenness is shown by drawings which have been preserved of 'slaves carrying drunken masters homo, and the liko; bnt the effects of the two drinks wore noticed to be different. Grecians used wine from the eorlirst period, and history gives many tokens that they did eo to excess. But the statement that they were fond of pouring salt water into it to improve tho flavor raises a eentle suspicion that it differed from modern wine. Tne like inference is sti trees ted by reading that among tho Romans the lower-priced grades of wine sold at tnrce pence for ten gallons, and that the magnates drank it by tho gallon Mazimim six gallons per day, Tor quatus two gallons at a draught without beenmieg drunk But both the Grecians and tho Romans imported wine from Egypt; who knows but this may h-ive been tho chief causo of drunkenness among them? Julius Cfosar's troops soeni to have carried, per haps not tho original idea of wine and malt liquor, but improved ways of mak ing them, to Uaul ana Biitain; and grape culture and wine making throve iu l' ranee because natural to the soil and climate, while ale and beer were so suited to Euglish conditions aud were so easily made by a people raising abundance of grain that they soon be came tho national beverage in prefer ence to the mead and ider with which tho ancient Britons had beeu wont to regale themselves. Barley is the basis' of several drinks made in differentparts ot tne world py processes analogous to modern brewing, but they are totally different in their intoxicating effects. ine dis covercisct America found maize in use among tho native tribes in making a species of beer called chica; and history indicates that the na tives would have suffered less from in temperance if they had clung to their own diink than they have sinco adopt ing tho stroncr Honors introduced bv the whites. There are some unexpected sources of these beverages. In Eng land, spruce, fir, birch, mcplo and ash trees have in former years been tapped and the sap fermented for a drink. The willow, poplar, sycamore and walnut aro said to yield palatable beverages. Konniips, of which descriptions were published during President Garfield's illness, is fermented milk, and is the bteis of what may be called the koumiss cure, administered to invalids at estab lishments maintained amonrj the Tar tars; bnt doctors differ as to whether the treatment when tried by Americans or Englishmen effects a radical cure or only causes a temporary fattening. The drick is a favorito one among tho Turtars ar,d Circassians, and they have a legend that the angel who succored Hnptar in tho- desert showed her how to make it, and that tho reeipo has been handed down from tlmt time. The CLinese make liauors. and mischievous ones to indulge them friely in their native drinks would not oo a liopoful experiment from rice. freni the palm, and even from mutton. Sake is a beer which has been long and widely used in Japan, and, though strong, is called wholesome: and tho Japanese make other drinks from plums, from the juice of tho plum or the birch, and from the flowers of the motherwort and the reach. The Russians delight in qnass made from barley and rye flour. Several varieties of grasps, herbs or flowers", roots of sundry'plants, tho juices of the sugar cane, the aloe or the cuvisea, and even of the potato and beet aro used among various tribes or nations as tho basis of some favorite drink. How Wtbater Looked. Daniel Webster vim Inm inn BflTO on the eighteenth of .Tannar. Nobody who once saw him ever fornot i.: rt .ii t , . mux. vi un Americans lie was proD ably the most imposing in his appear ance. Others have had a finer, loftier, more refined, more spiritual aspect, as there have been Americans of a far higher essential greatness. lint tlmra ni a certain grandeur in Webster's look which, was incomparable. His Olym pian presence gave an air of significance and disnitv to whatevrr Iia nn'.V W have heard him deliver the most aston- isning commonplace m such a way that tho audience seemed tn hn liotonin fn new rovelation of great truths. He had ine instinct wnicu assur u him that the prosperity of the oration is in the eye and ear of the hearer. Of iha cinnnl',.. charm of his private intercourse there areecores oi puuiibned records. But the private circle of friendii cnemwi tn be always a little oppressed by the con- BviuuuutuiH oi u is greainesa. uis man ners were those of what is called the old school. His dress upon great occasions was that of the English whigs, blue and buff a yellow waistcoat and a blue dressooat with brass buttons. Hamper's Weekly. 1 " Well, my son," said a father to his eight-year-old boy the other day, "what have you done that mav be set down as a good deed?" " Gave a poor boy five cents," replied the hopeful " Oh, ot! that was charity, and charity ia always light. He was an orphan, was he?" "I didn't stop to ask," replied the boy. " I gave him the money for licking a boy wb.o '.upset my dinner basket,"