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Sweet Home" Evening Music at Sea. Fivtv years ago I was a midshipman in the United States Xavy: and I have memories ol the service, one of which I W I sailed from Xcw York on tho 4th of February, 1829, on tho sloop-of-war Hornet, a beautiful ship, which might have served as the original of tho low, rakish craft described by Cooper in "The Pirate." I was detached from her on the 4th of July of that year, and ixty-cight days afterward she went .... ithe r.( nt Mexico, with all on board, and no vestige of her was ever afterward seen by mortal eyes. On one of the delicious afternoons of February peculiar to tropical clinics, as the sun was nearing the western hori zon, the Hornet lav becalmed on the south side of Cuba. The sea was un- ..i. enmnth. imnnrtin' harillv sufficient motion to the ship to disturb the sails as they hung loose against uiu masts. I had not beforo so fully real ized the mirror-like sheen of tho un rippletl bosom of the sea; but now it came homo to me, and I felt that thero was sublimity even in the repose of the "vaty deep." I could not gaze on it without being reminded, by contrast, of the tempests that anon sweep over it; and thus was its stillness associated with its commotion, its quiet with its awful power. The sun was setting. Not n4 In Northern climes ob-KMircly bright. But one unciouueu uiuj.v m utn There's no place like home. Emotion was visiblo in all. A slight tremor in his voice showed that ho Jelt the words; and, when he concluded them liia Minsn was nrolonircd. and a deep sigh escaped him. When he re- - 1 II ft . rtH!ln ftwni lvftmfl " commcnccu, "a iw -"' """ the agitation of those around him was merged in attention, but his increased. His face was slightly averted, and the rays of the moon, as incy icu upon u, and glistened in a tear that trickled down his rugged cheek, gave additional effect to the expression, evidently of pain, which his features bore. IT wm. indeed, as I had learned, "an exilo from home "though from what cause I never discovered ana tne smothered feeling of years was loosed, mil fnn ml nnrontrained exnrcssion. Ho continued. As tho song drew to a close his emotion grew, with that of every one who listened. At length, 03 the line, n1ijsaa nft Tilaco til. ft riOTTIA rose on the stillness the last time, a rush of emotion was evident in all, which in many showed itself in tears. Tho man who from boyhood had braved ocean's perils; and he who, an outcast, knew no homo; and he of turbid passions and unholy deeds, equally with the high minded, tho virtuous, and the pious, gave tribute of thanks to him who had so well timed and so feelingly sung one of tho most grateful songs that ever greets a sailor s ear at sea. nun. v. v. Drake, in Interior. Girls as Barometers. A cheat discovery In the field of weather prophecy has recently been made by Trot. Macgrcgor, of the Royal Society. The published record ofnis experiments is extremely interesting, and they certainly give us good reason to believe that a satisfactory substitute for tho barometer has at last been found. Prof. Macgrcgor tells us that his at tention was attracted to tho tiso of girls for scientific purposes by overhearing a young lady remark that her "bang would not keep crimped in damp weather." Upon this hint ho imme diately began a series of experiments, stretching over a period of eleven months and involving tho use ol iu. girls. He began by takinga red-haired girt wnu a luxuriant uaug, wmuu u 11 UllO Ulllwu- " r. - - PI... ...l.nln c In trie 1 estWiinl. WaS like liquid gold; and tho sky, far up, glowed as U on fire. Tho rays pene trating the water seemed gilded cords binding tho waves in peace. A few of the officers were on tho forecastle, viewing the scene and con versing. With sailor-liko versatility they passed from topic to topic, dwelling long on none, till, as the shades of the !.: tu-iiirrkt- fall .mnnil- their feelings seemed to change in accord with it, and graver themes were touched. Buuaeniy .L Jnna nf the jtenirtlnri' i?rLV were extinguished by the pall of night thick set with stars; but almost as suddenly the light ot tne sun was succueueu irom the opposito horizon, by a stream of silver light from tho full moon in a cloudless sky. Then it was that memo ries came to all. Fathers thought ten derly of far-distant families; brothers recalled loved sisters; sons felt softened by recollections of maternal affection; and perhaps some young lover's heart beat quicker at tho thought that she, a thousand miles away, whose eyes were life to him, might at that moment be fuzing at the moon, and fancying that is, too, were at the samo moment fixed upon it. For a time few words were spoken. All felt that silenco was wel come. Each retired to the recesses of that sanctuary where tho heart holds undisputed sway, too sacred to be disturbed. I do not recall a time when the deck of the Hornet and the sea and the air were so utterly sound less. . Suddenly, but gently, from the midst of a knot of sailors sitting on the deck, a nlan. n-w.lmtimia VoteA Slill tllC fifSt line of '" Home, sweet home." As tho words "Mid pleasures and palaces" n.nllo.1 .i.tnn the nir n. Rinfflft exnlama- tion of pleasure escaped some oi the hearers, but ncioro me line was uukucu they hushed into silence again. Wo had all often heard the song, but never had it seemed to come so welcomcly, so thrillingly as then. Had it been sung by even an ordinary performer, the et fect would, at that "momont, have been great; but, breathed as it was, with a fervor and feeling I Jo not remember to have known excelled, in a voice full, manly, sympathetic, and evidently cul tivated, it swept the chords of every heart. Asthosingcrprocceded.menand officers silently gathered near him. The sturdy seaman seated himself by the side of his officers, and listened with subdued attention. The man whose locks were whitened by years, perhaps by worse, equally with the boy whoso features were unmarked by the furrows of time, seemed to drink in tho beautiful words as a life-giving draught. How magical i3 music at such an hour! It comes to the heart like sun shine, dispelling gathered mists, and awaking high aspirations. The whole man is elevated, and ho seeks in thought to commune with higher and. holier in telligences. Such were the feelings of that listening group, when the singer, at the close of the first stanza, eloquently burst forth with: A Petrified Unman Hand. A curiosity which astonished scien- .:-.. inrl miTTloil them tn neennnt for IS now on exhibition in Gould's cabinet at Mill Citv. It is a perfectly formed hand, which apparently belonged to a WnT nluiitf tfYtrtetfn vnnrd nf Sffl. TllG hand is open, tho fingers being slightly bent towartt tne paim, on wiiicu mo thumb rests. Tho back of the hand seems to have been crushed or decom posed before it was petrified, but the palm, thumb, and fingers are perfect. itA . inlnrmiul ttlt. it W!14 found !lt u,ncivHiwtiwi ...- .- "7-" ! ..lnl.nw lA.1a na4, Rlllhlt. TlnJft tlV one of the men employed in shoveling I. 1L...'.I. .!. pa(in!n(T fetnrt -.J t9 .....nnann1 tn hltre 1lA(n imbedded in the sulphur bank for ages. The fingers are comparatively snort, a isui. which indicates that it did not belong to T..:n 00 the vim! men'a fincmrs are ail iiiuiMii o v. ... ....- - . 0 -- generally longer than those of the 1:. 1 .r. !. iktimli t. mirtAt lnnfref Willie; uub mo iuuui .m. ...,-- than tho average. To what race the owner of tho hand belonged, and how and when it was imbedded in the sul phur, will probably remain ununown, unless some scientist should investigate the hand and the sulphur bank where it was found and explain these mys teries. Winnemucca (Xec.) Silver Slate. p PviritiMvvTs with Salicylic Acid. In his many experiments with sali- i: !.l llnt t.tllu er Tntnaln hl4 UYllO UU1U, J.1VJI. iwiw, v.. .....;..., found that rain or river water contain ing ono twenty-thousandth of a grain thereof will keep sweet in a warm room four weeks or more, while similar water not so treated soon becomes unpleasant to the taste. This was confirmed by an experiment on a largo scale that is, water charged with one grain of sali- ....l:. aniil tn twenMr litem wit Tilared on board ship for a year's voyage, and was founu sweet anu ireo irom organic mai ler when, at the end of avoyase, the AacVawnronnonftl. Milk treated with the acid remains sweet more than a day longer tnan wiinoui it. as a remcuj for rheumatism the usefulness of the acid appears unquestionable. The validity of the patent covering the manufacture of oleomargarine is disputed in a lawsuit now pending in tho United States District Court in Chicago. In their answer to the bill to Srevcut infringement of the patent the efendants claim, among other things, that the subject itself (oleomargarine) is not patentable; that the patent is void because of concealment from the public of important conditions essential to success; that this invention was Vnnm .ml tnnteiT in T!n trland as earlv as 1800, 1626, and 1835, and waspatent- . . ' , .-tori i.aa ea in America asiongngu iuwm, unis being now some fourteen patents in England and eighteen in America for a similar article. Tot irinv f sim who visits this country shortly, is one of about seventy children. He was crowned in 1868, when fifteen years old, and is quite an amiable and well-informed sovereign. caused to be crimped with great care nn n eT-enlnr when tho atmosnhcro was particularly dry. The next morn- in" tno uang presenieu a uuauuiuu., "frizzed" appearance, but as toward aI.a t'nOTnn ,Iin iii- mw nereent ihl V foggy, the Professor expected that tho ban" wouiu ioso its cnmpiuuj iw use a scientific term. It did nothing of tho llml ftml so f.ir.is he could see. the state of tho atmosphere had no effect upon 11. Instead of being discouraged fcy this failure, Prof. Macgregor persevered. It occurred to him that the color of tho hair might be an important factor, and that red hair might retain its crimpidity in circumstances where other hair would lose that quality. Ho therefore ordered from a charity school three dozen orphaned girls of from twelve to sixteen years of age, and of assorted colors in point of hair. Twelve of these were hlaotr.tiaii-Mi- twelve werebrown-haired. and twelve were red-haired. All of these girls wore bangs, and were in ev ery way well auapiea ior sacnuuu in vestigations. By a long series of care ful experiments, he proved that on the approach of wet weather the bangs of tho brown-nairea gins, wnnou. excep tion luu,rnii limn ntt etraifrht? that a like effect was produced upon the bangs )Af n nf Iia tnralrn Mttftl-.nQirei I Cnrls. Ul u;ii w lira i.i.v.iu u.u.j ....... ..., while tho red-haired girls were not a particle influenced cither by the humid ity or the dryness of the atmosphere. Further experiments upon ladies of ev ery age, from sixteen to forty-five, gave like results, and the conclusion that the bang of a brown-haired girl is an in fallible indicator of the approach of wet or dry weather may be unhesitatingly MMitiul TIia TViifeuanr n1n ftieenv- iM.l,i;illU. .auk a.w.uuwu. i"'" .... ... . ered that red-haired girls show ape- a thunder-storm is brewing their bangs ruuwma etiff nnil hritline. iinil in three UKV.WU.U .u .u. w......0, instances, when the Professor tried to smooth down a bristling bang, he re ceived a violent shock in the region of tho ear. He is not as yet prepared to say that the presence of an unusual amount of electricity in the air can al- 1 J. .n.l 1.1. ...i nf wul nn inrut ways ue ueievieu uj uidiuuvi icu-iwhh girls, but he is strongly inclined to think that further investigation win prove mat such b the fact. In view of this important discovery, Prof. Macgregor recommends that brown-haired girls shall bo substituted on board all vessels, whether naval or mercantile, for the present untrustwor thy barometer. Ho points out that, in tne mercnant service, wnere a siewaru ess is at present carried, she should be required to be a brown-haired woman, with a bang, and that any neglect on her part to crimp her bang every night while at sea should bo punished as a misdemeanor. In tho navy peculiarly sensitive brown-haired girls should be employed, and the Professor suggests that they should be kept in glass cases, open, of course, at the top, so that they ...1.1 A nt nf lu.!... S.li1.Art "I'll A WUU1U IUU UU 1131. ui ucuig wjui w .. first cost of a girl is, of course, rather more than that of a barometer, andit is expensive to keep her in order, but this is of no conscquenco compared with her value as a weather indicator. We can now understand why nature created girls with bangs, and it is to be hoped that there will be an end of the foolish oppo sition which so many thoughtless men have made to the present stjde of banged girl. New York Times. Envy is a passion so full of confl- had the confidence to own it. Rochester. PITH A5D FOIST. has discovered that the smaller the hus hnnd the l.irTr arc the bundles his wife makes him carry. As you travel around tho conntry you are more and more impressed with the ntmnntin tht t hn fhi.f nil nf man id trt paint patcnt-medicincsignsouthe fences. naWKeye jsurueue. yEiiiivi4ll.n Raid hi wife, with A chilling severity, "I saw you coming L - T .L.T.. n.nnn ,t ft lll'.ll I out 01 a saiwju iuis .uiei uwu, - i, cii, my darling," replied tho heartless man, "yon wouldn't havo your husband staying in a saloon all day, would you?" Amono new hosiery are styles for archery and croquet, showing embroi dered bows, arrows, balls and mallets upon blue, black and garnet grounds. With the assistance of these articles a !nt nf wrr resneetahlrt neonla can bo made to look like a circus. .V. 0. Picayune. Birr few words rhyme with " adver tiser." Tho advertiser. Heliwi'tr Than the Kaiser About exhausts tho panel. Free Press. Indeed! Then perhaps you never heard that: Thero once was a miser, who lived by a geyser, on fast-rolling Iser, and married Elizer, and tried to advise her that no early riser would ever de spise her, but rather would prize her, if early she hies her to kitchen and fries her old man's appetizer in the shape of a good breakfast beforo he gets up in the morning. And the panel isn't ex hausted yet. Philadelphia Bulletin. There is a man up in Xew Hampshire who uoesn 1 earn sucn a. greai sigut money, but who has a mania for joining every secret society that will permit his UieUlUVlSUljj. j.uv luiurtliuu .... vi,. fees take a good portion of his money, oesiues wnicn no is at soiuu iuu"u mew ing every evening, which greatly exas perates JUS WHO. ino fliauuucsier Mirror quotes the following as ono ot the outbursts of this afflicted woman, made when she was comparatively cool and calm: "Jine! He'd jino any thin". There can't nothing come along that's dark and sly and hidden, but he'll jine it. If any body Bhould get m a society in filial hia nmi. (fnum. he'll line it IllSt as soon as he could get in, and if he had to pay to get in ho'd go all tho sud- dencr." To a Plate of Hash. lucrutabl" ! Thonsh subtler thim the phlox. Thou hift no inspiration lor the hind: The dullard deals with thee nor erer thinks To ask thee for the food that feeds the mind. Hut for the poet. M-eKing truin, iuou an . inftv liiptil and a doubt supreme: A wonder, a delisht, a thing HP""- . The chanceful fringe of an mush e dream. The soul that Is attuned to Ideal thlDgs, llcliolding thee, a fairy irrotto nxa. Though doit uplift Imagination 11 wln'rs And Kancy reieUrthiu thy mysteries. O hash t thou hidest from thy vol r.ry"s shjht aiorosecress loao ku. n iiii u - DaritlL.PrvHtyt, In tts GrapMe. The more we do, the more 'we can do; the more busy we are, the more leisure we hare. IlazliU. Anecdote of " Old Hlrtory." i-.lrenr .TueVsnn's tier tiliir likhiz and respect for laboring men is picturesqne- , h v .,. mlAtiwt in the Xash- IV Bliowu uj a awij ;.. . ville Banner. John Cryer, a mason, was on several occasions engaged to bnild chimneys at the Hermitage, and while at work often observed the most refined and wealthy people of Nashville coming to visit the General and ws wife. The good mason, having more or less of mortar ornamenting his clothe, would say to Jackson that he "would not go to the first table to eat "that he "was not fit to appear in such ele gant company." The General always replied : " You must go to the first ta- Ul5 -:-. . I.kipi'ni, min nticht tO DO aS highly honored as any man in the com munity, ior tne suppors - ---a -j. nn their lohnr. I will see that you are treated with proper respect at my table." This story is certainly to the credit of Jackson's democracy, nu- :.. tin no tn his sneial eraces. Cryer, frequently laughing, said that he had oeen more aooureu uw -- - -in the world, for President Jackson had frequently waited on him and brought him brick and mortar, when his regular attendant waa out ot the way. tit Twentv-seven years ago there were bom unto the family of Win. Marshall, of Whitewater, Wis., tripletatwo boy and a girl- They were all married few evenings ago in one ceretBony oj one clergyman.