Newspaper Page Text
D02TT CROWD. Dox't crowd; this world is broad enough Kor Toil :u well a- me : The itin or art aiv an wide The realm of thought in free; Of all artk'anlaeefl yoa are rilu To chiHwe the best you can, Provided that you do not try To crowd souij other ma u. What matter tfcSBgt Your pile of - j0r scarce can count W rule he can - j0iden ore : rr 'a"nt f uaMly strive to keep or,wl ..mine from his door? r .an? hands and ho:test heart -ione should mn be proud : tfheu give him all the room he D-'k, And never try to crowd. Don't crowd, pr ud Mi?- - your dainty silk Will glisten none th Because it comes in contact with A beggar's uttered dreas : Thi- lovely world was never L.ade For yoa and I alone : A pauper ha.- a rijfht to tread The pathway to a throne. Don't crowd the good from out your heart By (oxtering all that's bad ; But give to everv virtue room The host that miv be had ; Be each day's record such a one, That yon may well be proud : Give each Insight -?ive each his f0om And never try to crowd. MISCELLANEOUS. Sarahs honey.bees. BnUJI B jjPi had been gone from the ,,-ity a we .k when hart mj rTiMipnnintiauil nbont ape May. There was quite part v ")t'5. s who w re going, hut it was all bftel -n up, because our chaperons tailed us UM now with nudsumraer cIom at Iwind, the city heat growing intolerable, ü In trunk already packed Ibra start, I wa- Ut? :( dtitely aimless, now here to go. Bol -.rote to Uelle, and in two days . had he": answer. "Do come down ben with me," she a ntc: "it's desperately lonely, and I'm lyin.Lr tor the right of a friend." There is actually nothing to do. and no one to speak to: so you can imagine my state of mind. Otherwise, the air u lovely, the scenery perfect, and it's a Camay little old humdrum village, just such as you like. I've spoken to Aunt Km about it, and she wants you toyomer o hurry, do. and )rou needn't bring anv ftnc dresses, lor you" won't w ear litem i just keep on niv camisole from snornini.' jpanaW aid mill tin nielli, ana hum 11 i , Ah not ami stare at the roses. I eat bread ; and go to bed at half past eight. last the titin for you, Phene dear, so come ana get recrttitccL I decide d that I should like it ; so re packed mv trunk, putting in fewer dresses and more books, thinking Belle and I could read to each other under the trees, ad just a week from the date of her letter the old yellow stage-coach left me at the firm -house gate. It w as a great comfortable looking house, painted red, with butternut trees in front, and lilac and rose bushes. And there wai Belle running dow n the path to meet me, while a handsome, stal warl voting man stood in the door looking after her. Camisoles and simplicity, indeed! Belle' hair was rrfmped and pulled tlm e inches high, and ahc had on her white al paea aad taronnaw, Belle was blonde, and always looked prettiest in white and ihm. I? IC kissed me on liolh cheeks, and thru slaaced a little waits ahead of me, as I ilked up ÜM path with my traveling moment more and ahc introduced ' bar. 'Mr. i rooks to n?i . " Mr new friend. Pi 66. Latest but not h;t ! sh- said, w ith a coquettish air: a od1 he gentleman, bowing, made a few pi -vint remarks about für journey, then. wa the eaenss that he was sure we would wih to be alone together, he. bade cs good afternoon and d, parted. Ieaaghl Belle's hands, and nude her look straigiit in my eyes. u What aüschief are von in now, dear?" 1 safced. "Oh, don't piach r She cried, laughing, "dost't yon think h.s nice! I call him my ( oryd n ; and mow don't you begin to tl.t with ihn love, for he's mv special property f 1 ' Hoaa " sai(i j i wonder wto Archie Jamar, would sayf '" haven't accepted Archie vet," aahj Helle, defiantly; "and who knows but what I should like to live in th conntry alter all? Don't you think Condon has m , Phene? but mavbe roa didn't notice." " No, I di In't,'' I answered a little short ly. qiek to toresee that Belle ami I were Bot to have such long, indoh-nt, drenmv laiKs ana reaaings under the treeii as I had imagined. For ÜirUit ions put evervthing out of tune. But Belle only laughed, and lad mc off up Stain to a large, pleasant, " ea-t cham her," that we were to oeeapy togetlter. Bhe lew around in her asost wbisome way. helped Bie off wkt mv cuir.bersome dress, neated m in a litthj l-w nHkin chair, and taking down my tail he-ran to brush it out for me in our ld sehool fir la-hion, while she chated uI,ut all the city news. By aad by her a'-,nt Em came in to sec me od aaaks n-.u welcome. She waaa DM Old ladv, v ,th shrewd, honest eyes, a.-d 1 . hkw he iu a moment. m J" s Jaaah?" asked Belle. . . ,Sar ah's .ut walchinf the bees," 'ai. t Aunt Fmi .. ayyTC expecting erery minute 'rthen they'll begin to swarm. And 1 must g,, rj,jlt J4H..T tt) )r afterthe milk ; s" yr u won't see me a -rain till supper's r-a lV." 11 And away the went, fall of housewifely -ire. Vour omin Sarah f I asked, vairucly remembering that I had he ard a cousin Sa r.iii BMatioMd aoaaa Hase or other. " reV said Belle. "All the re-t of Ann! Kin's daughter.-, are married, all hut .Sarah." "is ihi e nice and pretty?" I asked, with Riilne curiositV. " tfhy, I dön't Know." said Helle, lamrh- baj carcle-dy. ycs Samh is nod, very goil in her w.iy. She's as much as twenty li v.- jeano mingto be an old maid, yon know, and js ,HH an,j qUjei ,u ",,.r little wa ; sad ahn asikns tl i bulter, and Watehc, tlie In-es. Thai's all tie r.- is about Sarah. Have you seen Archie Rtuwell Himr- I came awav, dear And did lie ask. about me !" So we went hack to our cii y os up, nml tnly finished when the call to sapper w as In ard. Such a supper! such bread and batter! sock fruit, and eseam, and bom I while Aunt Em kept ap a Bttle friendly talk about lier Alderneys and bet currant jelly, and Sarah with a preoccupied air said she was glad the MrW lives had been ent up froos the store thai alteraooa. I lik.-d Sarah, he looked so gentle, so little self-asserting; it seemed a if she Imd grown up in her ray of lif.- as naturally and ooajteatedly as the lila-' naiihii in their-, toi'l afl tirrnly looted. Go'mjr to be an o,d maid! I wondered why, for in tlj Ke days I had not learned what beaaty ay lie in tic Dff'Ul of the unmarrico'. "Oune," said BeDe, springing up from the table Haaaaai Phroe, and put some aaa-hwds in my hair, for Corydon will lie here this evening I almost know he will." So we went out in the front porch while Sarah and bCT aaPthCT Clcafeo the table and washerl up the dishes. " How did yon get acquainted with Mr. Brooks, Belle ?" I taken, a I lastriarri a pink hud in her Hght pull's. " Why, you know. I wrote you there was nobody her" to spenk to." she an swered pivly, 44 and I felt like wasted tness and so lonesome. And wasn't it ipteer, he came to call on Aunt Kin the very day alter I -nt my letter. 1 BBppOae he In ard somehow of my Iniing here. He was away on business all the week before. So couldn't Coats sooner, he said. And now he ha been here four times, and I think he's splendid, lb' i-n'f very easy to flirt with, because he's so bCSMSt, I sup pose; hut I mean to have him dead in love with me before I r home." 44 And what then?" ask d. 44 1 ahouVj think you'.l be tired of getting yourself into scrapes, Belle.1 Bhe began to sing, " Oh, I won't be a nun." and WS sat in the door looking down the path. Wh it a dear, old lash ioncd place i' was! A " live forever" prcw one s! ie ! the Hti ps, and a bush of HWthem wo W the oth. r. There were cinnamon roses and damask ro-,s alonir I - f m- , and the clover grew deep and rieh M on r the yard." " He's coining," whispered Belle, and Mr. Brook walked rapidly down the road. apparently with no intention of stopping, I . The VOLUME XV. till Telle called and asked him if he wasn't coming in. M I was going to the village, but this is pleasant er," he said, opening the little gate and coming u to us. "Juss Bennett, I hope tob are pleased with your iirst after noon here. How are your aunt and eonain. Miss Hiiey ? I have not seen them to day." 44 Oh, they are out in the kitchen," Bud Belle, raising her smiling blue eves to his. "Isn't it lovely here at this hour, Mr. Brooks ? Every day after tea I eOBSe here to watch for the evening-star. See, there it is now, just over those clouds. Isn't Venus beautiful?" Mi. Brooks seemed to think that Venus teas beautiful, and sittinir down by us he appeared quite ready to join in Belle's live ly chatter and quick repartees. But it oc curred to me that he was not cpiite so sus ceptible as Belle thought. A few belated bees were humming around the white clover. u Some of Sarah's honey-bees," I said. At that moment Sarah herself came through the narrow entry and sat down among us with her knitting. She was a quiet bit of background for Belle's bril liancy ; only w hen any of us said anything witty she laughed BS if she enjoyed it. The sun went down, and the moonlight came instead, shining white on the sUrer elms and willows. 44 1 am going," aid Mr. Brooks, and he rose, " What do you my toa ride ob horse back to-morrow, young ladies? Don't you think your cousins would like it, Sarah r" " Yes, indeed," she said : a pleasant road to the cliff 44 and it is such Belle has not seen the chtl yet. "Very well," he replied; 44 1 know your two horses are good under the saddle, and I w ill bring my Brow nie for the third. Ton had better take Brownie, Sarah ; lit is used to you. And now i really must hasten away. Good night all." And off he went. We prepared to go into the house. M He dhl not gire me time to answer," MUY Sara!), in her quiet way; "but I have no idea that I shall he able to ;o w ith yoa to-morrow. And you shall ride Brownie, Belle ; he is just the horse for you." You're ti good, amiable little thing, Cousin Side!" exclaimed Belle, joyously. "That is just what I wanted Oh, how i shall enjoy riding with my handsome Corydon! Promise me not to interfere, Phene." Baiah gathered np her work silently, and went into the keeping room Whcti her moth r s;;t. 'Jut Belle and I Went up into our own room, took dow n our hair, and had -i . unfortable talk. " I ' e your coe .;,n Bund, Belle," I mid, " sh. itch a harmonious person; she don' it o- anj one's feelings.1 4'; ic, oi eotirse not," ask Belle; "S i lJ is a good little thine:, and I have quite an affection for her. But she is gray. Do yon know what I mean? Some people seem gray all the way through all a mono tone on a minor key no w armth, n sparkle in them; nothing to take hold of. Sarah isthat way; 1 never think about Sarah there isn't any thine to think about in her." And Belle, with her shining blue eyes, and hair rippling iu waves ail down her should rs, sprang up and danced about the room like a bewitched Undine. 44 1 feel ) full ot life!" she exclaimed, atopping hr.-athles, her cheeks rosy-red. "And I'm tired, dear; I'm going to bed," I replied, feeling more and more the after fatigue of traveling. The next day was lovely, but I felt still tired aad had a headache. It seemed to Bae that to ride on a strange horse that day would be intolerable and I told Bene I WOUM stay at home if she did not mind. 44 No, dear, I don't mind," she said gay. ly. "Corydon and I can have a good tune all by ourselves." Corrvdon came riding up to the gate presently, leading a lady's hor-e by the bridle, and Belle ran out to greet him, then new Bp stairs to put on her pretty blue riding-habit. 44 Bat where are the other horses fn asked Mr. Brooks, looking surprised. "Ohl Sarah and I are not going," I Mid. She has to watch the bee, and I am not well enough to ride to-day, SO 1 shall keep her company." Mr. Brooks actually bit bis Ups, and looked gloomy. 44 Why, Phene Bennett," I thought to myself, " 44 have you made a eoaqoest al ready! It can't be the man is disappoint ed because 1 am not going.1 In the in stant another idea struck me, and I looked around for Sarah, but she was up stairs makimr beds. She came to the w indow when Belle was ready to mount. Mr. Brooks scareely noticed her, but assisted Belle with the" greatest care, paid he s oompliment on the way An held the reins in her tiny, gaantleted hands, and t hen aw ay they rode, Bcllea merry huigfa Boat ing hack on the air. I went up to our room and tried to read a little, bat the nest of roses and of new ly cut hay stole through the window, and the blue-birds and robins were sineing, so that I waa soon glad to lay down my book, for it was better to be quiet there and re ceive rest into my soul. I heard the bees humming and tmzzing among the flowers, and I wondered if Sarah was watching them. 44 I believe I will ;o down ami study into the nature of gray,1 I thought, sud denly, and Oil the impulse 1 Went. " You'll ftod her riht out by the back door, under the apple-tree,' mhf Ann! Km, wiin I inquired aller Sarah. Bo went out exploring. I can fairly ICC it now, that tine old yard with its row of fruit trees, and the little garden in the corner. I nder the trcis stood the hives ten in a row, with the bees coining and going, full of busineaa and exctteaaeat. And near by ant Sarah with her work in her hand, in her quiet, contented way, scaring a natural part of the sunny morn ing, the btes hu'iuning and the sweet air. 44 To begin with"," 1 thought to myself, " roa reaund me of laaah Walton uid his book, where he describes the meek w ho inherit the earth. You are inheriting th's IBOI Blag So far gray is good." 44 An end Of Utk bench Is all I have to offer you, Miss Iiennett," said Sarah ; " but won't you sit down?" 44 Don't call me Mis Bennett Fni Phene," I entreated. 44 Yes, I'll COBSSthCte in a minute; but I want to look at the garden first." For I delight in old fishioned gardens, and this was just after my ow n heart. The l)' is had oil fashioned pinks for borders, that doable kind that fall anart, too fra grant to live. GUlrflowen doable and - a e t, p' ppies like great quadrupled roses. run iranths ami peonies; IWOSt bottles, ' marigolds and peas ami larkspurs then were in plenty, and a bed ol mignon nette. Early ästen were in bloom, and the cbrrmnthemuBM wi re Jost beginning to bud. Then there was a useful bed, all sweet and bitter herbs, and it Seemed so good. Larender and mge, roe aad mfltron, and .i doaaa stalks of spi.-y fennel. I like people who keep such gardens as that right along from year to jreeit, they asem to mean so much neue hau showy dtjf gardeM with hired gardeners. I pulled a sprig of heart's ease, ami went back to Sarah. 44 What makes yn have to watch the Ws all the time V I a-ke. "They are just ready to swarm," she said, in a tone that showed her interest, 44 and we have to watch where they go, fir we may lose them. They inighl My to the w oo ; or on- other farm." Pi tt v little brown things, nr. n't after obsi i ing t hi m a they?" moment 44 Yes, 1 aid, indeed. Brown all dusted with And bitch busy, cheerful little bronze. Plymouth Democrat. creatures. I almost feel as if I knew them apart, and I have names for some of them. There's Dot now ! " she said, as a tiny bee poised Itself an instant on her arm, and then flew IF to the clover. 44 Why, how splendid f I never knew you Could make pets of them ! " I ex claimed. 44 And here you sit these pleas ant days getting the very heart of the sum mer iuto your head, w hile Belle and I rush from place to place, and get dizzy and tired, and don t know what we are about." "Oh no!" she said, smiling. 44 Just think how much you can get from every place you go to. I went on a Journey once to the mountains, and I remember every tree and cloud ; and the very roads we went by, and the people we met, such dif ferent characters! I felt rich when I came home with so much put safely away in my life to think of." 44 You're a regular bee yourself," I said, S I watched nie of the little winged things flying home with the honey they had gathered tar away. 44 My Mights were almost always like Dot's, then," she said; and her contented look struck me more forcibly than ever, "lie always goes to the nearest Mowers. Hut honey is honey wherever we get it." And tins is one of Belle's gray people! I thought, with no sparkle, nothing in her character to take hold of. Why, she is as good reading as one of Auerbach's ro mances ! 44 My headache is all gone,1' I mid. 44 It is a great deal nicer to be sitting here by the bee-hives than riding ander the hot ran with BeOe and Hr. Brooks. I don't like gentlemen very well; do you? I think love makes three-quarters of all the trouble there is." 44 Why, no; 1 think love is the most beautiful thing in life V she said, earnestly : but at the same time the color rose iu her face, and she looked slightly uneasy. One of Belle'4 o'.d maidsl I thought again; and she sits here thinking lore the bmmM beautiful tiling in life! While w were talking the hum and buzz of the bees Increased rapidly, and there seemed to be a perfect cloud of them issuing from one of the hives and hovering over it. Some of them Mew so Bear their wings almost brushed my cheek, and I started. 4' They're swarming," said Sarah, In a low, excited voice. 44 Don't move quick r act frightened; they won't hurt you. Oh, I hope they will settle in our ow n yard somewhere. Last summer one swarm w ent a mile oft'." There was a clatter of lior.se' hoofs down the road. 44 There are Belle and Mr. Brooks," I ex claimed. Sarah had risen and stood with one hand resting on a low limb of the apnea tree, while she looked lirst at the hees and then at BeOe in her pretty blue habit springing to the ground. Belle saw us, and came running round the house with her little whip in her hand, while Mr. Brooks fastened the horses. 44 Oh, we had such a splendid ride !" she exclaimed. 44 But, mercy, how these bees act ! Do come away ; you'll be stung." 44 Oh, no, Belle; they won't touch you if you keep still," said Sarah. 44 Weren't you pleased with the cUfff It is sofine in summer, with the laurels and rhododen drons all in bloom.1 44 Bees swarming, eh .-" asked Mr. Brooks, joining us; 44 I'll hive them for you, if they settle soon, Sarah." 44 Oh, thank you," she said; 44 1 was just going to blow the horn for James; he is down in the meadow lot. lint if you will do it, Hugh, you had better ask mother right away for the gloves." The Mvi'iiL. and hxm'mo n-rew o formid able that 1 was alarmed; they seemed to darken the very air before my eyes. 44 Go away, you wretch!" cried Belle, striking with her whip; 44 oh, oh! I'm Stung! oh, they are killing me!" 44Sarah, Sarah!" screamed Aunt Km from the window; "don't you stir hand nor foot; they're settling on your arm; Belle, run in here as last as you can, and I'll put sonic salcratus water on those Btingp. " Poor Belle had been stung twice on her lip. She was crying, and did not know Which way to turn, till Mr. Brook led her into the house. I was trembling all over, for the bees w ere on every side of me. Hying toward Sarah, and there w;.s already quite a large black bunch of them clinging to her sleeve, as her arm tested on the apple bough. 44 I'm sorry," she said, softly, 44 but yon had better not stir away yet, or it may dis turb them, and you will get stung ; but as long as you keep perfectly still they won't harm you." So 1 stood, and thought of Joan of Arc. and Pocahontas, and all the heroines I could remember, to keep myself from fainting on the spot. Mr. Brooks, with his hands In great huekskin gloves, Mas waiting a little way off with one of the MV bee hives all ready. "It is fortunate I have on this looue sacqite," said Sarah, 44 for I can slip my arm out of the sleeve so easily, when the bees have done coming." I looked at her In admiration, as she stood there so motionless in her graceful posture, resting on the bough, her eyes bright with excitement, and her cheeks the loveliest pink, her lips just a little parted, and she without an atom of terror, almost tenderly watdüng her pretty brown bees as they crowded to her. It seemed an age that we waited there. but at last the swarm had all settled, and Sarah confessed she was glad, lor they hung so heavy on her sleeve. "I'll take care of them now," said Hugh Brooks, and he looked at Sarah anxiously ; " you must be all tired out, dear Sarah ; but if you can manage to slip your arm out o( the sha ve as I hold it, 1 think you can tret aw ay sately." The words 44 dear Sarah " struck me. I felt very much enlightened, and began to unve cautiously away, but I coital not help hearing him my, as he bent toward her, releasing her arm from the hleeve, something about her avoiding him for so long, and lie certainly asked her something boat love, and I heard him say 41 darting. I glanced bark at her as I reached the house, and she lookiil radiantly happy. II he waa Corydon ilmwasPhylns evident ly no one eve. In the kitchen sat poor Bebe, her lips swollen, and her eyes red with tears of vexation. But Aunt Ian was bathing the poor lips with her famous salcratus water, and the pain was quite gone now, Belle said. The swelling began to disappear too, so her spirits revived, and we sat to gether by the window watching Hugh litooks hive the bees, with Sarah at his .side. It seemed to take them a long while, and w hen all was done, instead of coming into the house they wandered slow ly away down the lane. 44 Oh, wait for me," called out Belle; 44 1 want, to go to walk too." 44 Hush, hush !" I whispered, vehement ly; 4,you mustn't go. He has just pro posed to le r, and she haaaonsptau. Don't you see ?" Belle stared at me. 44 What' Cousin Sarah?" she uttered, in bewilderment; 44Mr. Brooks and Sarah ?" I nodded, and there was silence for a few moments 44 What a Htiifl goose I have lx-en!" ex chimed BeOe, at last, with a marry laugh. 44 Very well, Phene Bennett, jn-t as soon as ever I eel baek to tlie city l am goinr to accept, Archie KUSSI II, and love him desrh r Which She did, and is happv. But of all the engaged girls I know, 1 like Im t to think aliout Sarah. She is su -h a rral lit tie honey liee, fruthering wet tness out of everything. Ilnrcr'n Jjiunr. PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 0, 1860. Mark Twain's Salutatory. Ik entering upon his editorial duties, Mark Twain thus salutes the readers of the Buffalo Exprest ; Being a stranger, it would be immodest and unbecoming in me to suddenly and violently assume the associate editorship of the Buffalo SrfWBM without a single ex planatory word of comfort or encourage ment to the unoffending patrons of the paper, who are about to be exposed to constant attacks of my wisdom and learn ing. But this explanatorv word shall be as brief as possible. I onfy wish to assure parties having a friendly interest in the prosperity ot the journal, that 1 am not going to hurt the paper delibeitely and in tentionally at any time. I am not going to introduce any startling reforms, or in any way attempt to make trouble. I am simply going to do my plain, unpre tending duty, when I cannot get out of it. I shall work diligently and honestly and faithfully at all times and upon all occa sions, when privation and want shall com pel me to do it; in writing, I shall always confine myself strictly to the truth, except when it la attended with inconvenience; I shall withertngly rebuke all forms of crime and misconduct, except when committed by the party inhabiting my own vest; I shall not make use of any slang or vulgari ty upon any occasion or under any circum stances, and shall never use profanity ex cept in discussing house-rent and taxes Indeed, upon second thought, I will not even use it then, for it is unchristian, in elegant and degrading though to speak truly I do not see how house-rent and taxes are going to be discussed worth a cent without it. I shall not often meddle with politics, because we have a political editor who is already excellent, anil only needs to serve a term in the peniteiitary in order to be perfect. I shall not write any poetry, unless I conceive a spite again-1 the subscribers. Such is my platform. I do not sec any earthly use in it, but custom is law, and custom must be obeyed, no matter how much violence it may do to one's feelings. And this custom which I am slavishly follow ing now is surely one of the least necessary that ever came into vogue. In private life a man does not go and trumpet Iiis crime before he commits it, but now your new editor is such an Important par sonage that he feels called upon to w rite a 44 salutatory " at once, and he puts into it all he knows, and all that he don't know, and some thimrs he thinks he knows but isn't certain of. And he parades his list of wonders which he is going to perform ; of reforms which he is going to Introduce, and public evils which he is going to CXter initiate, and public blessings which he is going to create, and public nuisances w hich he is going to abate. He spreads this all out with oppressive solemnity over a column and a half of large print, and feels that the country is Bared. His satis faction over it is something enormous, lie then settles dow n to his miracles and in flicts profound platitudes sad Impenetra ble wisdom upon a helpless public as long as they can stand it, and then they send him off Consul to some savage island in the I'acilic in the vague hope that the canni bals will like him well enough to eat him. And with an inhumanity which ia but a fitting climax to his career of perse cution, instead ot packing his trunk at once, he lingers to Inflict upon his benefac tors s 44 Valedictory." If there is anything more uncalled for than a "salutatory," it is one of those tearful, blubbering, long winded 44 valedictories" wherein a man who has been annoying the public for ten vears cannot Uike leave of them without sitting down to try a column and a half. Still, it is the custom to write veledietories, and custom should be respected. In my secret heart I admire my predecessor for declining to prints valedictory, though in public I say and shall continue to say sternly, it h) custom and he ought to have printed one. People never read them any more than they do the "salutatorics," but nevertheless he ought to have honored the old fossil he ought to have printed a vale dictory. I said as much to him, und here plied : 44 1 have resigned my place I have de parted this lift I'm journalistically dead, at present, ain't I? " 44 Yes." 44 Well, wouldn't you consider it dis graceful in a corpse to sit up and comment on the funeral f I record it here, and preserve it from oblivion, as the briefest and best 44 Vale dictory " that has yet come under my no tice. Makk Twain. P. S. I am grateful for the kindly way In which the press ot the land have taken notice of my eruption into regular jour nalistic life, telegraphically or editorially, and am happy in this place to express the feeling. To Young Men. It is easier to be a good business man than a poor one. Half the energy dis played in keeping ahead that is required to catch up when behind will save credit, give more time to business, and add to the profit and reputation of your work. Honor your engagement. If you promise to meet a man, or a certain thing, at a certain mo ment, be ready at the appointed time. If you go out on business, attend promptly to the matter on hand, and then BS prompt ly go about vour ow n business. Do not stop to tell stories in business hours. If you have a place of business, be found there when wanted. No man can get rich by sittingaround stores and saloons. Never 44lboi " on hminrss msttrro If you have to labor for a living, remember that one hour in the morning is better than two at night. If you employ others, be on hand to see that they attend to their duties, and to direct with regularity, promptness and liberality. Do not meddle with any business von know nothing of. Never buy a thing simply because the man that sells it will take it out in trade. Trade is money. Time, is money. A good busi ness h:tbit and reputation isalways money. Make ymir plai'e of business pleasant and attractive; then stay there to wait on cus tomers. Never use quick words, or allow vour self to make hasty or ungetitlemanlv re marks to those in your employ, for to do so lessens their respect for you and your influence over them. Help yourself, and others will help you. He faithful over the interest confided to your keeping, and all in good tune your responsibilities w ill bi increased. Do not Ik in too great hasti to get rich. Do not build until you have - i i ? , arramreo aim lain a rooo nunoaiiou. no not hh you hope to work for success spend time in idleness, if your tiim is your own, business will sutler if you dr. If it is given to another for pay it belongs to him, and you nave no more runit to steal it than to steal money He obliging. Strive to avoid harsh words and personalities. Do not kick everv stone in the path; more miles can hi made a day by going steadily on than by topping to kick. Pay as yoa go. A man of honor respects Ins word as he does his bond Ask, but nevei beg. Kelp others, when you can, but never give w hen you cannot nfTord IO, simply became it is fash ionable. Learn to say no. No necessity of snapping it out dog fashion, but say it firmly and respectfully. Have Put few confidants, and the fewer the bitter. Dm your own brains rather than those of others. Learn to think and act for your self. He vigilant. Keep ahead, rather than behind the time. Young nun, cut this out ; and if there is a folly in the lgu mi nt, let us know fifhwrtSf)! A w itiTF.it (unmarried) wiggi is flH Solomon's wisdom was due to the fact thai he had seven humlretl wives, wlmiu he consulted on all occasions. Down in a Diving-Bell. HavbjTt you often wondered what mys terious things were hidden in the far down depths of the waves of the great lakes V Wondered how t he bottom looked ; of the strange fishes; the sensations that a living man would feel down there in the moaning waters? When you have read of some good ship, freighted with many happy souls, plunging down into the dark depths, haven't you Wondered how she rested, and seen, like a vision, the pale faces, with staring eyes and floating locks, being washed hither and thither, their Angers clutching stiffly at one another as the cold water swept them back and forth? e can see nature in the forest, in the air, in all her workings but that of the w aters. And that is why we seek to penetrate the hidden mysteries: why the diver who de scends Into her closed" e lls is an object of awe and admiration. Wc who live upon the shore see him in his armor often, hear of his suecesses and failures, sometimes of his death, and yet hut few of us know his courage, his endurance, his perils, his feel ings down there alone, knowing that he descends w ith his life in his hands, and that the waves above him would gladly chant lesjeath-song for his boldness. Forenmst among the bold divers of the lakes is John Qllinn a resident ol Detroit, and, from a long and varied experience, eminently qualified to tell the readers of the Fra Press of the mysteries of which we have spoken, and with a little help to polish up hisjyords, he says: 44 It i strange business, this diving. The danger fascinates some, but the peril is never for a moment lost sight of. I put on the hejmet for the first time more than ten years ago, and yet I never resume it without a feeling that it maybe the last time I shall ever go down. Öf course, one has more confidence alter a while, but there is something in being shut up in an armor, Weighed down with 100 pounds, and knowing that a little leak in your life pipe is your death, that no diver can ever g t lid of. And I do not know that 1 should care to banish the feeling, for the sight of the clear, blue sky, the genial sun and the face of a fellow-man, after long hours among the fishes, makes you feel like one who has suddenly been drawn away from the grasp of death. I have had some narrow escapes w hile pursuing my strange profession ; every diver has, or has been unusually lucky to escape them. I think the most dangerous place I ever got into was going down to examine the propeller Comet, sunk off Toledo In working about her bottom I got my air pipo coiled over a large sliver from the stoven hole, and could not reach it with my hands. Every time I sprang up to remove my hose my tender would give me the 44 slack" of the line, tlm letting nie lall liack again. He did not understand his duties, and did not know what my signals on the life line meant. It was two hours and a halt before I was relieved, and there wasn't a moment that I was not looking to see the hose cut by the Jagged wood. It is a strange feel ing you have down there. You go walk ing over a vessel, clambering up her sides, peering here and there, and the feeling thai you are alone makes you nervous and uneasy. Sometimes a vessel sinks dow n so fairly that she standi up on the bottom BS trim and neat as if she rode on the sur face. Then, you can go down into the cabin, up the shrouds, walk all over her, just as easily as a sailor could if she were still dashing aw ay before the breeze. Only, it seems so quiet, so tomb like ; there are DO waves down there only a swaying buck a id forth of the waters, and BSee- s 'v. tug .4, lie fAin. ion in ar nothing from above ; the trrout fishes will come wiinmine about, rubbing their noses igainst vour glass, and staring with a won- derine look into your eyes. The very sometimes gives me a chili. You tillnet u ar just a moaning, wailing sound, like the last notes of an organ, and you can not, help but think of dead men floating over and around you. 1 have been dow n especially to rescue the bodies of those lrowned. About tour rears ago. the pro peller Buckeye, belonging to the Northern I ra asportation Company, went down in the river St. Lawrence, in seventy-eight eel of water, and it was known that a i mother and a child were asleep in their stat --room at the time of her stniunr. I'he father begged of me, and of- ered me a good deal ol money, to take out the corpses, and thoturh 1 dreaded the work. I at last consentee. I had been over the wreck two or three times, and I knew hist where the stateroom was. rhe door was fast locked, and 1 waited a good while before bursting it open. Ot oitrse, a dead person couldti t harm you, Nit even in broad day, on shore, and peo ple around von, don't von know that the sight and presence of a dead person brings up "solemn thoughts and nervous feel- ings? 1 knew now iney wouau iook. In w they were Boating around in tl e room, and il the' father hadn't been looking so wretched above, there was no money to tempt me in there. Iut, at last I rot a crowbar from forw ards, ami, not letting myself think, gave the light door a blow that store it in. rhe w ater came rushing out, the vessel Just then lurched over toward my side, aad out they came, the woman first, her eyes wide open and hair trading behind, and in her left hand he held the hand of her child. I knew how they would look, but I m reamed out s w sl 'a 411.. ami juinped hacK. Iii r usee was mammy distorted, showing how hard death had been met, and the eyes looked through the green waters at me iu a way that made my Hem creep The child had died easily, its livid, white lace giving no sign (4" ter ror. It Was a good while before I fas tened t.ie line to them and gave the signal to haul up, and I fslt so uneasy that I was not long in follow ing. This is one of .he drawbacks to any feeling ot cu riosity a diver might otherwise have. I never $o down the hatchway or the cabin steps without thinking of a dead man float ing about there. When the Lac la Belle sunk oa St. Clair flats, the engineer w :is canght in the rnahing waters, and no trace was cut found of his body. His wife cams tt me, hearing that 1 wastogodowfl lo Um reck, and asked mc to iind the body il possible. 1 remembered this when I went down, and I went groping through the engine room, in momentary expecta tion of encounteringthe body. I looked so .out: without finding :t that I got m-r vous, and had started for the ladder to go . 41. !.. . .4 I lr . . l.f.l up, When 1 h it someuung sumc uij me inet and give wiiy, and a chill went danc ing orer me as I thought the dead body Was at hand. Hut on reaching up I found that I bad run against the lire hose, ihe end of which was hanging down, and that What I so dreaded was still out of my sight. 44 A diver .Iocs not like to godoWB more than t4 feet I Bt that depth the pres sure is painful and there is danger ol in lernal injury. I can stay down for live or six hour's at' a time at 1 15 or 120 feet, and do a good deal of hard work. In the wa ters of Lake Huron, the diver can see 30 if Jo I , i t MT hut the other hike i will screen i essel Bt 10 feet from you. 'One of the Itfangest of the strange things that I ever knew of in my line, wasthe caseof the propeller J.W. Hrooks, a Northern Transportation boat. It was about ten years ago, when she was ftbout forty miles off Salnson Point, Luke On tario, and the aesl day was found by the Steamer Wellington floating near the point. She was end up in the water, her bow standiiiL' out, and stern down, perpendicu lar, and was towed into shoal water, and I weni down to make an cvuniuation. As sure al I'm livimr. there wasn'l a hole in her sides or bottom that w ould have sunk a basin ; she waa ns tonnd and perfect as on the day the last nail was drive home, hut there wasn't a sign of her lilcrs or nyu'hiiiery left in her, nothing but the bed plate on which the boilers had stood, and she had neither burned or blown up, and yet the boilers and machinery had gone out, and there was no trace or sign of how the) did it, and no living man can explain it. She had been seen only the day before, and was next found floating, and there never had been found either captain or crew to unravel the mystery none of them ever having been heard of She is yet running, having been raised, convert ed into a tug, and is now towing on the St. Lawrence under the name of William the Fourth. 44 Yes, we get pretty good pny 40 and $50 a day, and sometimes more, but our outfit costs $1000, and there is a good deal of wear and tear. And the lonesome, un easy feeling is worth a round sum. Up here, you seldom think of accident or death, but a hundred feet of water washing over your head would set you to thinking. A little Stoppage of your air pump, a leak in your hose, a careless action on the part of your tender, and the weight of a mountain would press the life out of you before you could make a move. And you may 4 f ail ' your pipe or line yourself, and in your haste, bring on what you dread. I often get my hose around a stair or rail, and though I am not called cowardly, and gen erally release it without much trouble, the bare idea ot what a slender thing holds back the clutch of death off my throat, makes a cold sweat start from everv pore." B troit Fret Pres. The " Velocipede Ride Across Ni agara. The Buffalo Expre gives the following account of 44 Professor'4 Jenkins' rideover Niagara on a bicycle. The machine used by Professor Jenkins is not in any sense a velocipede. It is, however a bicycle, and turned upside down would resemble in some degree a modern velocipede. The wheels, "three inches wide, are made heavy and of wood without tires, but in their places sie grooves one and three-quarter inches deep The front wheel is three feet two inches in diameter. The connecting rods are iron, as also the balance-pole, which is eight feet long and tipped with ten-pound balls, and weighs twenty-eight pounds. The whole thing, with the man thrown in, weighs 896 pounds. The propelling power is a pillion cog-wheel made of brass, about nine inches in diameter, which is made to gear to cogs which surround the front Wheel at the bottom of the groove. The 1,00 J feet of good two-inch hemp rope stretched across the chasm, 200 feet above the boiling flood, was the first ob ject to be gazed upon bv the crowd, but you could not reach it without paying SS cents, which a great many did, and w ere rewarded by a close inspection. The cable was fastened securely ami immovably on the American shore, but on the Canada shore coiled around a windlass to facilitate the tightening, and then twisted and tied around a couple of cedar stumps. The de flect ion of the rope was about thirty feet. At 2:99 o'clock the Professor made his appearance at the small house on the Canada side with the pieces of ius nnschinr. and at once proceeded to put them to gether, a task of no small labor. With the aid of Iiis men he first placed the fore wheel on the rope just at the edge of the precipice, and while one man balanced it, another placed on the standard from the under side, thus bringing two strong bars of iron on cither side of the rope. All the joints were securely fastened with bolts. The braces or connecting rods extending from the standard to the rear shaft in the form of the letter O made Um connection complete and very strong. The Proms.-.. r then got outside of the rope, arranged the pinion wheel and fastened the balance pole across the () part of the braces. This done, the seat, a strip of leather, was se cured to the rear axle by means of straps. This arrangement, which it was seen at once would throw the entire weight of the mach hie and the rider under the rope, was a source of disappointment, if not of relief, to many of the spectators, who, not consulting the inventive genius of the j Canadian Blondin, rather expected to see him mounted on a Greenwood velocipede, which, of course, wouldgive a goodchance for trround and lofty tumbling. All being in readiness, the bicycle wa fastened by a rope to the hank, and Jen kins, who had superintended all the opera tions, started for his hotel to robe. Dur ing his absence the crow d viewed the ma chine critically, and murmurs of 44 hum bug," "sold," "who couldn't," etc., were heard, but, as a general thing, the crowd were pleased with the ingenious method in Which the great danger supposed to be involved in the undertaking had been avoided. The lion made his second appearance at 8:20 o'clock, dressed for the performance. The machine moved Slowly forward, the rope swaying gently from side to side until he had passed out about fifty feet, after which he crawled along at a snail's pace to the middle of the abyss, where he raised and waived his hat, and received a faint cheer in response. From the center to the American Shore it was evidently hard work to propel the bicycle, but at last the edge of the cliff was reached, and then the welkin did ring with the applause of the people. The time occupied in passing over the rope was just eleven minutes. Relics of Ancient Civilization in the Heart of Africa. A writ kk in the Natal Mtrcurj ssya, when treating of the ruins of Simhaoe : A day's march from Andowa, between two hills, at the end of a vast and fertile valley, are the ruins of Axuni. To this incredible flights of stone steps conduct the traveler up to the summits of the hills, in one of which arc found dee) grottoes and vast halls, cut out of the rock and or namented w ith columns. There, according lo the traditions of the countrv, is the tomb of the Qneen of Saba. The adjoin ing valley, lliimlod by majestic trees, is filled bv t he remains of thecitv, consisting of huge blocks of stone. cry little of flu debris reveal their former purK)se. Th.'re may, however, he distinguished two groups ot fourteen or fifteen obelisks, thrown down. Seven of them are covered with ornaments, and are not less than thirty-six feet in length. These master pieces of ancient architect tire reveal to us the fact of an ancient civilization in the heart of Africa, wdiich has disappeared again thousands of years since. ieibuhr tells us of a mighty Abyssinian empire existimr here, mentioning in particular Saba, and says it was so power ful that even the RoBSBfl and I'artheian strength could not pre vail against it. This last statement was taken from a CIreck inscription found among the ruins engraviKl in stone, tin the reverse side is another engraving, in some an. ient language, w hieb has not yet been deciphered. The savage tribes iruard these ruins with jealous care. so living animal is allowed to he killed in them, no tree permitted to he destroyed, everything connected with them being held acred, as belonging either to a good or evil power. A missionary who penetrated within a short distance of the ruins, writes: 44 In this country were also found some very old gana, in hole in the mountain. Wc got one of the locks of these guns, and found it to have a wheel outside, with cogs or teeth; and a tradition exists that ihey came from these ruins. The BeStttOS often tell us, when asked if they acknowl edge God, about the big stones in the Baayai, Where all created things are to I e -en. e. n sphinxes, pyramid il shaped huildiiujH and catacombs." CtKHMANY has about ;MH) trades Wtth about W,000 members. unions NUMBER I. YOUTHS' DEPARTMENT. 3 GOOD MORNING. (rooD-MoitsiNii, m.niuua : üood-moriiin" hriuht bim : Oood-inoruiiiff. pupa '. The th.v is hesrun. (iool-uinihif io every one, p;i r ;i well : Does hi BBsp like the reit, tiTfhshesfsmstjrgi bell? (Jood-morniiiz it i. for the sky is no btae, The eras is al fWahlg .it id -pat kling with dew The birdie are rinxinjr their merriest Mine. Aud the air through the window comets br.tcitiir Uld ftron0r. (ood-morninc it N. for dark VM the niylit. And chülv and ftill : but the niorninu' I hriirht. If God did not watch ti and briie m the dav. We would never be able to ret up and play." (rood-moniinji-.new day! Tm triad we're awake. Your work and your ndBSfl and frolic to take ; And Im triad we are able mi trayly to call QMS' nwijs'l rood irmrdnjrl rood-Moralae all! -BeartM and Ostm. to Sliirtiug a Museum. Evkry hoy ami girl should commence very early in life to collect a museum. We do not mean something BS grand as that in London, which is cslled the British Museum, or anything as extensive ;,s the private collection in New York known as Barnuni's Museum. We only mean that they shall take some psjrticuiar thing, ii they cannot take more than one, and col lect and arramre as many articles as they can procure that pertains to it or are em braced in the (lass. Once began, it N wonderful to see what a fine collection may he made in a few ye.irs. If there are several children in the same family it may be pleasant to divide up and let each take a distinct department. There would be a generous rivalry, and, at t he same time, no interference in each other's plans. There are vry many good things that come from making these collections. It always tends to develop habit- of care and order. But besides this if Interests one in the subject he is working at, and in the end causes him to become interested in other things besides. For Instance, lit tle boy of OOIS commenced to collet old postage stamps, and in a little while In wanted to know all about the postal - s teni, w hen it went into operation, w ho in vented it. how it i managed, and how it pays. Soon he fell to collecting foreign stamps; and with that he began to locate on the map the countries whose postage stamps he had put in his strong box. The different de vices on the stamps were objects of inter est and t heir significance were studied Into. If the head of the Bovercign was repre sented, he wanted to know something about him, whether he was a good king or bad one, what language he spoke and wdiat sort of a country he ruled over. A collection of fractional currency can he made by any one, and in a few rears WiH be both curious and valuable. Coins, be they of gold, silver, or copper, from the mint of this or foreign countries, are well worth collecting. In (netting together these old specimens of currency many in teresting tacts will he learned. The boy or girl that acquires a fondness for thl i - rt of flsoacy getting will have his curiosity so excited by the strange coins he oollei tf that he will become a good historian with out knowing how he accomplished it. There are so many foreigners constantly coming to the country and bringing with them the various coins of their respective countries, that they may easily be obtained from them in exchange for our money. Station agents on railroads, and merchants will exchange them with boys or girls when they sec that the arc in earnest about making collections. In fact, visitors and others, when they see that a boy is trying So do sotBsUatax thh wmy, wilt help him along often times by rare coins out of their ow n pocket ft, Old coins arc always valuable. The cents that were coined in Washington's ad ininistration are now in so great a demand that as high as $400 has been paid for one of them. Plenty as some of our coins seem to be, in a few years those in use now will become very ftcarce. We saw it recently stated that outside of those in the mint, there were but two Ml collections of thecoma of the United States in this coun try. Now, it is not every boy that reads this article, who has the means to buy every kind of coin he MX but nearly (Very one of them can HI VC tli, lirst new cent or half dime and there Is a different issue every year and before he is very old he will have a collection that is ot great value as curiosities, and w hen he hi compelled to sell them will bring a high price. Better put by some of their spare change " for keeps," than spend it for many of the foolish things that boys s-)(.;i,l their money for. Wc have spoken of these things, not be cause they are the best things to collect, but to show what can he done by taking a little pains. More pleasure and more profit would be derived by many from making collections of minerals, punts or objects embraced in other departments of natural bi-torv. A irirl who would ean fully put bv iii band boxes bearing their opposite dates, the bonnets that are brought out each season, and are thrown awav the BCXt, would have a collection in a few vears that would be a never failing source of amusement, and something thai would prove of great value to any one w ho wished to complete a history OI the fashions. Prmru r in.it r. "To (.oil's Kingdom.' K.no r KKi.KincK of Prussia was once traveling in n.s . ..... ..... .. l tili, iii' ! i -i iritt' vtl !ir( where he WMSte remain an hour or two. fhe villagers were delighted tosce their kin ftiul h e! rinne th. ir utmost in ore- I nartmr to receive him. I he s hooi ehil dreii strewed llowers before him ; and one little irirl hud a pretty Terse of welcome to say to him. He listened most kindly, aud told her she performed In r task well. whieh oleased her Vei v lililcll. He turned to the schoolmaster and said he would like to ask them a few questions ami examine them In what thev knew. Now there happened to lc a large dish of oranges on the table close by. I he king '(.K P one of these, saving," 44 To w hat kingdom does this belonr. children ? M To the vegetable kingdom," replied one of the little girls. 44 And to what kingdom this - contin ued he. as he took from his pocket a gold coin. 44 To the mineral kingdom," she an swered. M And to what kinrdom do I belong '; inquired he, expecting, of course, that she would answer m the right order, lo the animal kingdom." But aha panned and colored very deeply, not knowing w hat to say. She leared that it would no? sound respectful to answer toa king that he be longed to the animal kingdom; she pnz- Baed her little brain for a reply. ttcmemoertng tno words in ucnesis, where it says that Cod "created sum Kb his own Isiase, in the image of Cod eres ted he him," she nuieklv looked up, and said, 44 To Cod's kingdom, idr." i -. i i i , , I ue King sioopcu now it, aim piaceu ins hand upon her head. A tcai stood in hi eve. lie was moved bv her simple words Solemnly and ilevoutiv urn he answer, 44 God grant 1 may be counted worthy of that kingdom The small steel chain which winds round the fusee of a watch is aboul i iffht inches In length, and contains upwards of live huikdrcd links, riveted together. It is not thicker than a horse-hair, and tin separate links can but just be perceived with the naked eye Most f these w.-dch- dmtaa are manufactured al hri t.he.nh. in Hants. The link ,r, pum hi d out bv girls from plat, n of Steel and very young mirim nlnil i, . , 1 1 . 1 i , ,L a .i.l r i v . t . ,.. I . , i Iii other. FACTS AXD FIG ÜB ES. Six Bursas d and five horses w ere eaten in Paris in June. AnorT 8,000 railway passengers pass through Indianapolis every twenty-foui hours. Tu hue is a farm in Ilardwick, M a w hich there arc fifty miles of stone wall. ÜB. Pk.vuody has given $149,000 to pro mote science and useful know ledge iu .Es sex county, Mass. Tueue was a set of jewelry valued at IfiOO in a bouquet recently thrown to a New York danstuse. Local observers place the nunilier f visitors to the Hoossc tunnel, during the past thiec months, at 50,000. Ox the Austrian pension list are 3-'i8 Generals, 40:1 Colonels, 411 Lieutenant Colonels, and 1,410 Majors. A Yorxci woman has leen admitted to the course of medical studies in the Medi cal College at Salem, Oregon. The production of corn and wheat in the I'liited States in lSx was aWit 0X0, OOO.O'M) bushels, or 42M bushels per head. A Newark hackman hung his canvas feed-bag on a lamp post, and on his return from dinner found it full of letters. The value of boots an.l s)n,.s manufac tured in Massachusetts the present year will amount proliably to over (95,000,000. The little town of IJennington, Vf., with a population of :j,0UU, does a heavier manufacturing business than any other town or city in the State. Uaxtixo, the anti-obesitv philosopher. after five years of experiment, find sugar lo lie more productive ol tat than an' other element of food. It i- estimated that the cotton crop of Arkansas far 1869 w ill net 300,000 bales, worth 1000,009. The COTB crop w ill be the largest ever made in the State. The Itev. Dr. Spaulding, who is 7G years of age, istheohh-st living missionary u the Aimncan Hoard. He has been en- rsed in his holy w ork in Ceylon rinoa 1810. A JornxAT. at Dieppe complains of the number of children of from twelve to four teen years who are to be met in the streets it that city in a stale of intoxication. A calculation has been madebv a late accurate philologist, that there are L1,mh words in common use in J-.mrland which do not appear in any dictionary of the language. A. faumki: having plowed the land abo it his apple-trees fbr the first time this spri ig was surprised by a second blossom in ir iliout two weeks alter the lirat bloom am di-appeared. ItnSL John S. Jones carried fire in an old fashioned foot-stoVe, from Durham to EttiaflEbrd, X. II., sixty-three years ago, and from that dav to this that fire lias never leCfl permitted ti) go out. One of the members of the American As. tciation for t he advancement of Science avors the abolition of month?, and wants the days of the year numerically designat ed up to 305. The bromide of ammonium is recom mended by Dr. Gibb, of London, to those who suffer from an excess of faL 1I savs, when taken in small doses for a length of bae, it will diminish the weight of the bodv with greater certainty than any other known article. Thb various labor organizations in the "nitcd States claim a total membership of C8.0 o. The Knights of St. Crispin lead. with Ö 1.000 members; the miners have 30,- OM, the iron mouklcrs, 17,000, aud the bricklay rs 15,000. Dn. Brnonuanunsh Jew, who, seven tr i ight rears ago, lived a pennilestadveav tnrt-rina London earret is now called he Prussian Kailroad King. He is worth it least 50.000.000 thalera, and ow ns m arly one half of the railroads in the Kingdom. A OBHTLB3SAB w ho advertised for I clerk savs that he payed sittention to only lour ont of sixty replies, because Use remainder exhibited bad spelling, bad writing, too much independence, a disposition SB write too long a letter, or a taste for writing it on fancy paper and using a lancy envelope, and monogram. A new knitting machine has been per fected in Hamilton, Ont, tint knits :Lf,- 000 Still lies of ribbed work, colored or plain, per nünwte. It has been patent. 1 in the luitcl Slate; and Canada. Il if an thnated that one machine will turn out 5l0 shirts per day. A oenti.em an in Litchfield. Conn., hav ing reached his hundredth birthday, his friends determined to give him a re ception in the church. Arrangements having been made, as the old gentleman entered the church with his two brothers, cadi over To, the entire audience PMC and sang "Old Hundred." A POSTAL I mats has been concluded be tween the United States and British Hon duras, to take effect on October 1st. Let ters weighing a half osmee or under will reqaire a tw Ivc-o at stamp ; m wspapeta, without regard to weight, a two-cent stamp; and lxioks, iiatt. rn, or sample-, a six cent stamp for every four ounces. The fishing vessels of N w V. appear to be vary wax wifiil on board Gloucester (Ma-O vessel, recently, i.tSHI pounds of fish were spoiled fof want af sutliei- nt salt ; and a schooner recently ar rived in port, after thirty days' fishing. with ."i.öOO pounds ot halibut and J,OOU pounds of cod fish Every member of the crew received MiU as ins snare oi inc profits of the t rip. A MuBicn professor estimates the amount of beer annually manufactured in Europe to ! eoiial to 8,i;M,000.000 pints. or more than enough, he savs, to float the whole Prussian navv. Hie average amount drunk by each individual, in 1 was, in Bavaria, '.l pints - iu England, !'.s;im Ih-lgium. 140 : in Austria. .; : in France,:-); in Prussia, 33 ; in Uussia and Bpain, 1 . The Protestant Episcopal Church AI- vmiiii- irives t lie loiiowniir summary -t that church in this countrv : Bishops, 47 priest and di aeons, ',.Sl parishes, .4, J; baptisms, :f,7tr2; continuations, 21,958; uumberot communicants, iiM,t'.rj ; Mimlay scholars, 15)4,0 hi ; contribution-, s l.C7S4 ti i.t,.c) n;j,i.,r,.i?,.v u I t,;ti, ,.f Kcntuck md Vv. r. P. Mcllvaine, of Ohio, both consecrated in IS; 12 As n Ulu-t rat ion oi tlie prevalence oi inanity on the Cat die coast a corrcsiond- ent stales that-m the "el nil. no i tiiaii lour limn were sent to a lunatic a nun. and adds : 44 Calitornians live eontinuouslv in a perfect whirl of feverish excitement. enduring an amount of wear and tear of body and brains not equaled in Wall street. Itself. I here arc lew old t. alilorni- ans to be found w ho have not been ru h and poor again al hast half a dozen times, and nioKt f Hum are poor now ." Yai.e has had among its alumni foi.r signers ot the lecuratin oi independ ence, one Vice- President, fort v -four United States Senators, and tifty-eight residents ot ( ollegea. Prim eton has had two signers of the Declaration of In dependence, twenty eight members of the t ontinental Congress, one President, two tee Presidents, forty-eight Senators twelve Judges of the Supreme Court, si teen Foreign Ministers, twenty eight Gov cmors, live Hishops, and tliirtv si Presi dents of Colleges. Thk first conference of Ihe Mthodist I Episcopal Church was held at Philadel nhia. in June, 177:5. ten ministers only being pr sent , one et w iimi w a j- ram is sburv, of precious and sainted memory, fhe membership was . In 181, forty ears later, there were sc eral eonfercm , l78 ministers, with a membership ot M 1,00. In ist;; there were nearly too confercnc s, nine venerable Bishops, about "JO.tHMi pr siding elders, circuit and local preach' rs. and l,rOo.ooO members. The tirsi Metho dist sermon was preached in New lork, a little over a century ago, to a congregation of five persons. Tim r.uflalo Br,r(v relates a curious piece ot good Inch which befel a hlv in that ton n In the Internal ifovt nueofüi - , iti which the ! Tiy and succession tax ui looked alter, .h. Ass , u discovered that a life annuilv of NX) a year had been left her s.une time ago. Ihe annuitant was :icuoi.bnidv notified ol the tax she must paj ander the revenue law Me one t the (tic B great surprise, having had no previous knowledge ol the legacy. Sonn h "!, seeius hr bei n keeping her ot t of it. and xsibly she might nen r ha - I d i sh V rcc 1 her LMM! lollliUC Olli . He" ! agency of ihe revenue oilice.