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POETRY.
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.

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