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Vrmonal and Ulerary. George Eliot is better. She is spending the winter in London. Harvard University has in its libra ry a set of Goethe's works which he himself presented. Prof. F. Blassof Kiel has discovered on a sheet of Egyptian parchmenl a fragment of one of the plays of Eurip ides. Mr. Blackhas written a novel dealing with the secret political associations of the day, called " Sunrise; a story of the Times." Ole Hull now resides at Cambridge, Mass. He is a'near ncigbbor of Long fellow, anil has dedicated a composition for the violin to the poet. . Mark Twain tells a new joke about Artcmus Ward never before in prinYT Ward said to Twain one day, "I have done too much fooling, too much tri lling; I am going to write something thit will live." Clemens asked him' what it would be, and Artemus an swered promptly, "A lie." Henry W. Longfellow's seventy third birth-day is to be celebrated in Cincinnati on the 27th of February proximo by 15,000 pnpils of the public schools. The great poet expresses his regrets that he can not'prepare a special poem for the occasion, but he gives the children some excellent advice in prose. Formerly women never were in vited to any notable banquet or break fast. At the authors' breakfast, given to Oliver Wendell Holmes on his seven tieth birthday, woman in literature was recognized for the first time on such a grand occasion. Some twenty lady con tributors to the Atlantic Monthly were present among the great Yankee litera ry lights. Comparatively, books in the Nine teenth Century are cheap. In A. D. 600, the King of Nortumberland gave 800 acres of land for a history of the world; and a Countess of Anjou once gave 200 sheep and a large parcel of furs for a volume of homilies, and 120 crowns for a singlo book of Livy ! In 1720 a Latin Bible was valued at $150; and this was a time when two arches of London Bridge were built for less than 150. A lalnirer's wages in the Eight eenth Century were so small that the earnings of 15 years had been necessary to buy the Bible; and, the Bible being in Latin, he could not have read it after all. Science nml Indiutry. Cattle hoofs at the present time are worth $50 per ton. These hoofs are now made into horn buttons. The works for the railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantcpec have been commenced. The line will be 150 miles ling. Ax extensive cotton factory is about to be organised at Charlotte, N. C, the city authorities having promised the company exemption from local taxation for 10 years. The potato crop of the country is estimated at 181.nG9.000 bushels. Com pared with 1878 there was an increase of three per cent, in acreage, and the yield is estimated by the Department of Agriculture at 98 bushels per acre, against 09 bushels last year und 94 in 1874. The University of Gottingcn has become the possessor of a magnificent herbarium, containing over 40,000 specimens of plants from all parts of the world. There is no doubt that it is by far the largest collection of plants ever brought together by any single individ ual. The number of packages of toma toes put up in the United States last year reached the total of 19,968,000, Maryland leading off with 6,840,000; New Jersey, 5,592,000; Delaware, 1, 884,000; New York, 1,680,000; Massa chusetts, 960,000; Pennsylvania,182,000; Pacific coast, 1,200,000; Western and other States, 1,320,000. The total product of oats for the country the past season is estimated by the Department of Agriculture at 364, 250,000 bushels, against 413,578,600 last year. The price, as returned on the 1st of December, averaged 33.2 cents per bushel, against 24.6 cents last year at the same time, making a total valuation this year of 8120,855,000, against $101, 945,000 in 1878. Statistics gathered for the forthcom ing annual report of the New Jersey La bor Bureau include reports from 67 silk mills, mostly in Patcrson- The Paterson $14,000,000. how cold it was. Ben Bacon said a cold ' Ouray, the Vie Cklr f. annn Mimn itfinfr urlipn Til lirpfl tL (ZrMn i 10iaiCIPWUOl-' vu.t. wn ...... ...-.. ...--. . mills alone employ 10,000 hands, be- Bay and froze tne waves standing ngnt thirteen years ago i mauetne ap sides from ",000 to 3,000 employed in up on end and the air full of, spray: and quaintanceof Oaray, when ho wasen .i -- it ..... ,S .., .!.,.. I irinW Cctnk said it was so cold the i camned with a thousand wild Indians tion of theso mills' reaches the total of ' winter he lived in Minnesota that when belongjng to his tribe, about five mil ait om rxvi I he threw a basin of water out of the J from Fort Garland, Colorado. He was door it turned into little balls of ice be-' then one of the hnest-lookmjj Indians I fore it struck the ground. hail ever seen, and was withal, as I was Edward Everett Hale wrote a New , assured by Gen. Kit Canon my guide Year's article on how to read books, (to the encampment of 'th-s-Uteshonest Ho has been investigating libraries and . and reliable. He had Tilited Washing he finds that the first volume of a se- ton and New York, and had brought ries on history or science U generally I back with him many enlightened ideas, prcttywellworn, the second less so, the I "jingo" hu return, " there are too h:i nuim,iMi .lommrcl a tlio ..-. I manv white people for the Indians. ond. the fourth in better preservation i We might kill all hero, and then they School and Churchv According to the latest school cen sus of St. Louis that citv contained on April 1st last 101,825 'children of the scholastic age from 6 to 21 years, of whom 4,100 wero colored. It is stated tha no less than 2,534 preachers in the Methodist Episcopal Church are pursuing the regular courses nf AinfnmnfA etltillT" TIlA mimtwM '(if preachers in classes for admission on trial to uonlerence is oto. The woman students in residence at the University of Cambridge make a good showing of force this term, they numberiug 160 or 17,0. More than fifty an; registered it.Glrton College, afcdsix, of them are students of the first year who purpose s"luuying""naTin al "seiencer still, and the last volume !renerallv as would send a great swarm (from tlia rood as new. Mr. Hale detects in this States and would wipe us out.- state of things a scries of good resolu tions broken. Many attempt the course of 'Study, few are faithlul to tne end. The suggestion given in. this article is for a club of say three to take up, for instance, one ol juacaniays tssays. The fino-lonkiiur chief was verv hand somely dressed in buckskin, richly and tastefully ornamented with beads; his hands and feet were very small and well shaped, and his moccasins were a per fect fit. He was then in receipt of $80 Each is to read the essay and jot down per month from the Got crnment, as in- on a slip of paper any thing that is not unuersioou, ami irnsw juuiujjs uuu w AtndcAWcnJpdlORoJate COnned over and discussed at a weekly Leonard Case'&f tJlbvelariW.Oi, conveyed , meet;nw of tne three. WJ 111S UllAJIUUJ, W1.WJIVU " tftitt, property-estimate to be worth $1,250, 000, thelneoini frOnlwlicll'Utolje ap plied to the establtshm'e'mV 6f 'a1 school, to be plied o be calledthe " Case School of Ap- lUed'sctaS'if'j inrr The Ifeirenfs of the1 University of California have taken a stand against all secret societies, and will require stu- Everv town has its mean man, and ours was no exception to the rule. Enus Sniuggs, our not door neighbor, was remarkable for his closeness and invent ive genius. The other day ho wanted to purchase a ton of egg coal, and, bor rowing the morning paper from us, ho read.it till he found out where it could ! i.- i I. .t.i . . r. 1 dents, on entering the institution, . to - that troMet him was how to get tney remain un-1 h inj0 hl, back j without any labor keen'ont of them while dcr college rule, x ne uecree uas wcia sioned considerable feeling, and will bear hard on one of the Greek letter so cieties, which has a considerable prop erty. Foreign Sfbte., The Czar has three American de tectives at his Capital. The rago for meduevalism in Lon don is greater than ever. The- craziest of the mediaeval is to write "ye" for "the." There are few more beautiful seats in England thanaStudJey Koyal, the residence of the Marquis of Ripon,who, when Lord De Grey, resided for so long a time at Washington 'as head of the Alabama Commission. At the outskirts of its magnificent park on one side lie the ruins of Fountain Abbey, that al most unique specimen of a Cistercian foundation which transports one into the full middle ages; on the other side is the town, astir with the life of the nineteenth centurv, lying peacefully un der the shadow of St. Wilfrid's Church. J The house, of the style that Thackeray delighted in, takes us bacK to ue days of Sir Robert Walpolc, of Pope, Addi son, Swift, and Arbuthnot. The statement sometimes made that the German nobility disdain all trades but the military one, and think com merce beneath them, is hardly borne out by facts. The ron, equivalent to the French de as a sign of gentle birth, is frequently found figuring on the sign boards of grocers' and apothecaries' shops; and few German trade diction aries are to be found in which the aris- tocratic prefix does not occur. A few days ago there appeared In the Neuer j (en Nachrichten of Munich an advertise j ment in which an undoubted noble, the i Count von Hirschbcrg, announces that n . j .-. jv., ..-. r j iards and more for pew rent, and that you won't have any but "hon est" headaches; if you have determined to cultivate a taste for good reading and elevated conversation, and a hatred for shady stories and pcep-o'-day parties you can do it in the simplest and easiest way in the world. There is nothing complicated or intricate or difficult about it. To paraphrase Horace Gree ley, the way to do it is to do it. Don't " swear off,"" my son. That won't help you a bit, and you will want to break your oath every time you think of it and all the time you don't think of it. Don't rush out with public and private and social confessions. Don't pride yourself on your reformation because the world is so full of better men that he has onened a marriage office, and you don't count .or a cipneronmengm. s I.:. L:i .: :- 1.1-j . ' hand ol the decimal. But lust simmv , iruni uigu V-uuu.uo. unau.cu iu . T -, . - Ulr) HUJK &WI an w ww uwuwai terpreter, and his income was apparent in his dress, and that of his squaw, a handsome-looking woman who accom panied him astride of a fine horse. Ouray and his party escorted me out to their camp. As I galloped on, a backward glance at my grotesque followers sug gested the thought what a sensation our party would make in Central Park! With Gen. Carson, I took tho lead, and we were followed by several old huntets dressed in buckskin shirts and leggins, fringed and embroidered. Then came tho Indians, whooping to their ponies as thev rode along. They were dressed in buckskin, bright blank ets, beads and feathers, their bows and arrows slung on their backs, in cases and quivers of deer or horse-skin atid their long rifles in front of them. The Utes wero encamped on a large plain. Their wigwams wero not of skins like the Prairie Indians', but were made of drilling, stretched over lodge-poles, looking like the Sibley tents (which were designed from an Indian wigwam). In front of the warriors' tents were stuck up their spears, ornamented with eagles feathers, and with their painted shields of buffalo hide and head ornaments of feathers hanging from them. I went to Ouray's wigwam and he politely asked me in. On declining to dismount, his sauaw brought me a cup of water. A My son, if you have fallen into the j crowd of Indians gathered around with custom of the land this January, and I a fixed and steady gaze at what, I fear, "sawed off" on all your bad habits; if I they considered the intruders in their you have "dropped on" all manner of camp, fermented or distilled conviviality; ifl Many of them had red blankets, which you have made up your mind mat you j they wore in tne -Mexican lasnion, niu will De a good Doy mis year, ami pay ing ail oui ineir eyes -. . .. or expense, lhere was a large alley way between our houses which led to Euus's yard, and when the coal ar rived lie opened the door, and walking up a few feet he drove an old broom stick into the ground and put a large bottle on the top. He was waiting in the yard with a shovel in his hand when inree sinati Doys cameaiongamiupeaeu fire on the bottle with the pieces of coal. In half an hour the sidewalk was cleared and the coal safely stowed away in the shed, and then old Enus, grinning from earto ear, sold the bottle to a junk man. Danbury News. Adilee to a Young 3fan. with yourself, and then you will be hon est with the world. And when you get to be honest with yourself, my son, yon will be surprised to find what a good fellow you are. You will like yourself. You will want to shake hands with your self and pat yourself on the back, and call yourself" "old boy" and be on famUiar, friendly, "Tom and BUI" terms with yourself. But so long as you are not fair and candid and honest Sun. with yourself, so long as you make a promise on the first of January, and break it on the second, you will hate I rode around the camp and passed one wigwam where somebody was sick, ami wnere iney were making medicine. The tent was filled with Indians, principally sqnaws and Eapooses. They sat around in a circle umming a low chant, and knocking on some metal. Kit Carson was received by all these savages with a wonderful amount of cordiality. Their stolid faces brightened with smiles, and they held out their hands with their saloation, " Como le va," or the Indian "How!" A life of 40 years in this wild country had brought him into intimate acquaint ance with the Indian tribes. He shook hands with a sqnaw who seemed very much pleased with the attention, and I afterward learned that when he went on his last campaign against the Navajoes, with his Mexican regiment, he was ac companied by 50 Ute Indians, and this old squaw went with them all the way. Kot many years since, on a represen tation made to the American Bible So ciety of the fine qualities of thi3 distin guished chief, a very handsome Bible was prepared for him and conveyed to him from the society by the hand of his old friend Gen. Kit Carson. The pre sentation was one of the last acts of the veteran pathfinder in his final journey to the land of the setting sun. X 1 - . offer those who may favor him with their custom an unusually rich choice of advantageous matches. Odd and End. Missing men Bad marksmen. Prof. Proctor is 43 years old. An active tool never grows rusty. An old march The march of time. When a man falls down his temper generally gets up before he does. A young man, while attempting to fix a " misplaced switch " on a young ladv's head in a ball-room, stepped on her dress and " wrecked the train." I vourself. vou will be ashamed of vour- She told him to conductor to a seat and ' self, you will seek any society to avoid be more car-ful in future. Wheelina the rebuke of vour own presence. So, Ltader. bo good to yourself, my boy. Be honest . ,, nf th : B-a i four The most eminent liars of Keno col- with yourself, and if you made any , gnceta Icin" to spread between the lectcd a few days ago and tho result is promises on the first of January, stick iaTcrslwh;tes of three eg"s, half the as below: Beck" said he had seen it so , to them if you have to go out of society ju, 0f the orange, one cupral sugar, cold in Ohio that it froze babies in the i and live in a cave. Keep them, if you ' break a trace a hundred times a day. Be honest with vourself. and by the mid-1 At the dinner given to Prof. .Nora- die of June yon and your conscience enksjold at Nagasaki, peecn5 were Oranoe Cake. Two cupfuls white sugar, two cupfuls flour, one-half cupful water, two teaspoonfuls baking-powder pinch of salt,five eggs all the yelks, and whites of two one orange, grated rind cradle. Tom Hymers said he had seen it in Thomas's Canyon freeze the mer cury, and said you could not go within six feet of a spirit thermometer without running it up five or six degrees with the heat of the body, so he couldn't tell will be so satisfied with each other, that you will want to run yourself for Presi dent. Burlington Hawl&jt. made in English, French, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Jap anese and Chinese.