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ITHS CHMSBT WOOD CLOCK BT ' ÜARLR- i HAMBKRLMN, 'U. " With a cherry wood SSM, Ani : jolly round face. Manning jn.-t in the nie!- in ÜM wall. Ticking nil ni'ht and day. In the -tejtdie.! way. oid-fathioned clock in he hall. There' a pot on the face. And there'; many a trace ir a ratch and a -ar on the wood ; And the hand;1 made of hrass, W ill an odd iluil(v pa-. O'er a dial that age- have -To.kI. Ti the old clock is tickini:, Th- second han't picking Its V ay round to '" (W nrv ; And it strike- with a ring, Like an animate thing. All lh- while looking old and demure. Ah! that cherry-wood clock. Standing firm a a rock. Looking down on the ioOtc of to-dav, e 'ti!d tell lal.-s of Its own, In its own solemn tone. Of the i:u-t in it- old-larliiour d way. It baa ticked -low and strong. Ia its mouotoue otij:, When the hone va- nil inict and -till: If ha -poVen o loud. Almost Joyous nnd proud. When the blast without whistled so shrill. I' ha- ticked with the bcB. That it wedding would tell. Ii bjfj inked. kvjiie' tinif. waft the -"tig; 1 1 has ticked at Ike tirth of a soul hronirht to e-nrih. To battle and grow with the Mrong. It ha ticked through the night. When the -mail -haded liht faw thi weary, fond watchers ahove, With 'he hrea'h dying f.i-f. Ere the life-lease va.- past. Of a parent er child whom tliey love. It has ticked to the trend. A th.ry carrird the dead Through the old fashioned hallway and doer. And it ticked right along. .lu-t a- -teady and strong. When the funeral -erviee wa.-o'er. Tis in hoiie-t oM hand. With n dinjry brass hand. TVada round the old dial each day, Hut ir -i-em-to foretell. With a mystical ipf B, How swiitlyour lives pas away. 'Ti- in heirloom at In -. lMkin-' odd. with the rest Of tin- modern apparel and wear: With it- wandering :rnz' At the present odd ways Of the new generation and fare. There - a problem to solve, A- lhe hands slow revolve. Win -hi modern folks. HMM and all. An- as true and as good A- the old folk- so rude. Whe hand- placed the clock in the hail. MISCELLANEOUS. LOT 217. "At forty shnngs : going at forty s-hangs! Did 1 hear two guin-ness of fered ? thank you, ir. Two jrain-nesa is in time For the first time, at two guin-ni.--! For the second time ! Anv advance on two guia-nes fl ? For the third and last tfam going at two guinness ! " Rip ! Name, if yon please, sir?" "John Tramway," I said, for the lot was mine. Lot 817. Whatever made me buy the lot ? I am sure I didn't want it. I am afraid I am one of those great grown up hildr.-n who are not safe To be trusted out with money in their pockets, tin lew roppc--. The coins in my parse always leap up with frantic desire to bay every thing I see, and the result i, that BO mat ter what sum I go out with, I always come home pcnnile--. What on carta could I want now with ;i ai rail hand, patent rire-nroof. powder proof, bomb-prooC thief-proof, iron safe, constructed to resist rifty-burglar-power (nominal case-hardened, undrillnblc, un pickabJ'.?1 to be sold at a barmua, owing to tiie I fa heiKg lost, and the only man who knev how t make another baying goM V.) sleep with Iiis fathers Whan I re V -cted aboot my purchase, I began to feel qmtc hot. Tliere is no doubt it was a bar gain, or might have been, to somebody ; but then patent, unpiekable iron HUM with Um tec; lost, and uwaai unwW, ai well r I tliicf-r.oof -c not everybody's money, htm ewer .nap. I had a eoUl, creeping doubt if they weit mine. While the aue tlOBcei wat describing it, and Mm people nil round the room wi"-o yearning for ii in bids, I seemed to see many remarkable qualities emanating from the safe, like perspiration, s that its acquisition ap peared to me then peculiarly desirable. O'.her people seemed similarly affected, for its value increased momently. Sonn ten or a dozen persons had all in turn de sired to he its fortunate possessor, and all at increased r ites. The man who bid fcrtjr bangs certainly BWSt have seen ills way to turn the sate to account, or a hy have bid " forty shangs " at all ! And if so, of course it was plain there must be a way to turn it to account, and one which a few mo ments' piiet retlcrtion apart from the v. itcment of the saleroom, would doubt lesi reve.d. I; was something of this feel ing m i le me bid the M two guineas," or, it may be, the vaguer conviction that here wa an object suddenly become extreme ly d liable to a number of my fellow creatures, whic h evoked a corresponding and envious desire in my own breast. But now that the thing was mine, all the latent value which bad before perspired from it under the auctioneer's hands seemed absorbed again into its shamefully rnety iron aVtea it had become a inisera hie hundred-weight of oatkw old iron and I loathed the vrv siirht of it, muu dally when 1 thought "of .Mr. Tramway. My wife is not a woman of many worda; by no means tin- kind of woman verbally t-. opbraki me for baying inconvertible bargaiaa, and she has had previous op portunitit s for so dohftg if so disposed Mrs. Tramway never aajn anything. S'ue didn't when I once hnagfcl two hundred m i'-riit of puily, bleated choencs at two peaei per pound, and sold portions aaar wardeloaome poor p. opie 1 kiu w as a kindness at a trilling profit, and made them all very poorly, and got summoned liefore the nmnatiatea, and fined for sell inir !e eM-unfit for human feed, and lost cheese, temper, reputation, and i'l 10s. N ; at meh times Mrs. Trumway makes no remark; she only sniffs. lint the amount of meaning conveyed by one of Mr-, i. - - voluminous nay, ency clopedic. It means, "() dear, yes;" I knew bow 'twonM be. You've been at it again, fa tve you IJeer at with your money in your pocket, and come bona arith nothing but your pocket left? Just like water in a colander; the colander don't run away more's the pity. No; it's always ready for more. An! lu re am I, pinching and serewinir, and saving money, and allowanc lag the house do.vn to ope box of 'Tan.l Btieken1 a week, und yu iroiinr fooling money away like this. I'e moiist ranee, do in, is perfectly BSeless. I have awakinl to the conclusion that I have married an incorrigible idiot ; but I don't complain, No ; a noodle you nny be, but I am your affectionate wife, Martha Trumway." It ne miis tar more than this ; it means everv recriminatory epithet, which a atarally Benstthre peraoa, like me, can apply u himself, after making the pleasing dis covery that he lias taken himself in. I went home to dinner, which had Ix-en waiting an hour. I said nothing about my purchase. There was a small sniff a very small one expressive of, ' It's not at all, unlikely, John, though, mind, I don't accuse you of it without evidence; but. now I come to consider, it's rather mre likely than not that you've something on your mind, and nothing in your purse." Ai t r ilinner, I escaped up stairs to my study. In the evening I saw it coining up my garden path on a pair of trucks. Should I go down? No; I reflected; I would not ga down. How I detente! the tliintrnow! It didn't look worth half a crown. "Yen," I heard the servant say in answer to the man with the trucks; "this is Mr Trumway's." - So'a this," said theraaaj 44 and I wish him joy of it. and I shouldn't mind a glass of beer t wish it him in." Which conversation had the effect cf bringing out Mrs. V. Her comprehensive nuan must have taken in the situation at a irlance. M Where ia this from ." she asked He man. Krom the saleroom, m." "John'' it was the voice of my atbc tioiiale wife addressed to her husband. " flare "i been buying anything at a ah- ?" " O dear, vk " aid I, calling down The VOLUME XV. stairs. "Didn't I tell you? It's -a safe. Although two piir of stair separated me from the partner ol my txsom, I WM aware of the sniff which succeeded, and implied : 0 yes: you're quam right, my man; this i Mr. Trum way's. You needn't be afraid you've mis'taken the house. There isn't such another man in the neighborhood as lives at No. IS)." But aloud, she proceeded, " OtgflU right ; bring it in, please." 44 John .' Do you a ish the man to leave it in the passage Sniff (being interpreted) : "Or would I like it taken into the drawing-room, or placed on the dressing-table of the spare room perhaps, or on the study mantel piece'' I thought it better to go down stairs. "(), leavtT it in the passage," I said. " No one will steal it." 41 0 dear, no," said my wife with I little smile. " No one will steal it; that's quite certain." I admit it was not a seductive looking object now. When we were alone, Mrs. Trumway asked me what I intended to do with the safe, which was the very question I had teen asking myself ever since returning from the sale. 44 What do I intend doing with it, my dearr" I repeated, to gain time. 44 Why yes ah ! that is do with it ! "Why, open it, of course." She sniffed a sn; T equal to two columns of printed matter. Although my answer was not premeditated, I didn't think it al together a bad notion. Accordingly, for the next two or three weeks my house be came the const int resort of blacksmiths, w hitesmiths, locksmiths, and people in the engineering way, all of whom, however, failed utterly in the attempt to open the unpiekable, undrillable lire and thief proof, Lot '217. They fairly owned it beat them. I wanted the safe opened, however, for the reason that, being opened, it might become an article per haps useful or saleable, whereas now it was neither. One morning, an idea of unusual brilliancy occurred to me, and I put on my hat, and went out to put it in practice. I walked up to our great model jail, and saw the governor, with whom I had previously some acquaintance. I told him I should feel deeply obliged if he could render me assistance, and then came to the purport of my visit. 4 Have you, my go.)d sir, such a thingas a good strong burglar on the establishment that you could lend me for an hour or two? And I explained what 1 wanted him for. But the governor shook his head, and said he was sorry to disoblige me, but it really couldn't be done, as all t heir burglars were in use, ami couldn't be sparet! off the premises. Very good ; but supposing I were to send the safe on to the burglar to while away a few hours of his leisure at a congenial pursuit? No. He didn't see that he could ; it would lie against the rules; beeiden which, their burglars had become so reformed by at tention to the ministrations of the chap lain, that it was exceedingly doubtful if' tiiev would be willing to return to sinful ways, such as breaking open safes, lest it might show a worldly spirit that would interfere with their tickets-of leave ; and then, again, there were no burglars' tools in the jail. 44 I'll tell von what, though," he said, after a bit ; "I dare say I could find you a ticket-of-leave man who would do it. They report themselves to us at stated in tervals, so that we always know where to rind them. Indeed, I think I know just the very man, and will send him to you." One evening in the twilight, about a week afterwards, our servant came in, in some alarm, to say that two very ill look ing men were at the back door, who said they had 41 come to crack the gov'nor's money lox." They were not nice looking men. One of them, a great brawny ruffian, with a head and neck like a bull, and a wisp of c olored handkerchief over a shirt less chest, hairy as Esau's, gave me a stolid nod when I went out. The boss up at the Model," he said, pointing w ith Ids thumb over his shoulder in the direction of the jail, 44 asked me if so be as I would oblige you by crack in a little bit of a box you've got. Von see, gov'nor, I ai'nt any tools 0 my own, so I've brought a pal who's got his ' Lhdy'fl Companion' with him, to do the job," in dicating his Irlend, w ho carried a jiarcel of toIs done up in matting. I should my ha was not a nice man to have for a f riend a spare, short, cunning little fellow, with restless eyes; a face that gave you the to premioa of a meaaafr; and thin nose, with a continual nervous twit (hing in the nostrils, like a rabbit's, as though he was an animal always on the scent for game or hunters, which perhaps he was. His name was Tonej. I brought them in, and pointing out the safe, asked if they thought they could open it. "Open it :" repeated Toney, with inefla hie contempt, 44 whv a kid eould Open it with a pen-nivc ! It a one of them Ln'tna peachables, Bill," he said to his mate : "you rcnember 'em; like what we had at " (some name I couldn't catcb). " Why, I could blow it open it with an ounce of baccer in a quarter of an hour." " Well," I said, 44 1 would give you live shillings to open it." 14 Would you, be-gar?" growled the big man. 44 Our tenns is 'arf a suv'rin' me and Toney and two pots of beer, and two ounces of baccer ; and then it's a fa vor, on account of our doin' it to oblige the boss. And we ain't a-going to do it here, un'stan' ; but if you've got e'er a bit of a outhouse out at the back, where we can be private, we'll do the job there on the quiet." I w 8 obliged to accede to their terms (indeed they wi re both persons I would not hive had a difference with for the world). So they carried the safe into the tool house in t he garden, where I supplied them with the quantity of ale and tobacco agreed on, and they shut themselves in. "It's only a case fer the 4 alderman,' Bill," I heard the little man remark as I left them. In twenty-five minutes, by fmy watch, the bull headed man came and told me it was done. 44 Not that we've been all ihis time about it though, gnv'nor, for Toney he prised it open in five minutes, as easy as a oyster, but we've been settin and data' a quiet pipe together. They certainly had opened it, not by picking the lock, as I anticipated, but by wrrmching oft the back, so that the safe was completely destroyed. They had drilled two botes in the back-phUe, to al low of inserting two immensely powerful steel crowbars in such a position that the leverage of the two bars would tell one against the other, and wrench out the in termediate piece From the appearance of tfie holes nnd the smell in the ont-houae, I judged the men had previously lowered the temper of th steel back with a blow pipe in the places where they intended to drill. I felt disposed to be angry at the destruction of the safe, and was going to say so, when Toney pointed out a dirty roll of papers lying inside. I took them out, unrolled them, and forgot my wrath immediately. A priae indeed! Fifty share certificates, each for twenty pounds, in the 44 Undeniable Security and Unlim ited Discount Banking Corporation (Limited);" Offices Lud street, city. I paid off my two burglars with a light i art, and returning to the house, I believe l danced a war-dance of triumph round Mr 4. T, exhibiting a thousand pounds' aorOi of property, which had at me but Mm e. "There," said I, "tbat'i tie rood of eo- ii .. ali ii ' " Well, but, John, tlicse share an- not yours." " But they are," I retorted. "I fought hem, and they are 4 to Bearer,' and no Plymouth Democr at. name on them to indicate whose they are." "But had you not better see the inc tioneer, and tell him what you have found r "Why, no, I bought the lot, faults and errors of description, and all: and i as much nunc as if I pounds for it." had paid a thousand 44 Yes : but some poor man may be ruined by the loss of these shares. " " Welt, r mid I, " what I will do will be to cro u, io London, to tike company's offices, and ascertain whether these certifi cates are claimed on behalf of any one else, and if not, to claim them for my self." I found the offices of the 44 Undeniable Security and Unlimited Discount Hanking Corporation (Limited :" most imposing edifice of Italian architecture, and im mense plate-glass windows, and Purbeck marbte columns, and the name ol the company In mediaeval told let ters, running the building. the whole length of Evidently a very pros- perous concern. On entering there WM not that amount of business doing which I should have liked to see; in fact, beyond two clerks one of Whom was paring his nails with the office pen knife, while the other, and more elderly, was reading the newspaper the place was empty. I stood quite live minutes at the massive Spanish mahogany counter ap parently without either of the clerks be coming officially aware of my presence, so intent were they on their duties. 1 tljere- fore rapped on the floor with my umbrella, which made a great noise in the emptv office. Which was church like for size and echoes. The elder clerk looked up impa tiently from his paper, but resumed its perusal immediately. The younger got ofF his stool, and went to a looking-glass, Where he commenced arranging his hair with a pocket -comb. 41 1 have called,1 I remarked in a some what loud tone, " about some shares ia this company, the certificates ol winch I hold." Eh?" said the old clerk, at last detect ing my intrusion. I repeated my business. " Certificates Nos. W14 to 20S:), they arc in my possession ; in fact, I bought them." 41 Well, wdiat do you want ? Do you wish them registered in your name? Simp son," (to the young clerk), 14 get down the transfer-book." 44 That is the difficulty," said L " In the event, for instance, of any one else claiming the shares, for they came into my posses sion in a rather singular manner. M No difficulty at all. Yon say you've got the certificates, and you've bought them. It dosen't matter to us if you've stolen them. Just produce the scrip, and write me an authority to register the shares in your name." He looked over the certificates, ami counted them, While I wrote the required authority. 44 But," I said, Whan I had done, with a view to satisfy my conscience in the ap propriation of property, 44 1 assure you the circumstances under which I acquired the certificates are so singular, that " 44 You needn't trouble about that," he interrupted ; 44 our office takes no cogniz ance of the way you became possessed of i ir . ..... .1... ...1 .1... ..t. iiiem. l on nie nie uuua mju hn iegis tered proprietor of the shares, and yon may be quite sure no one else w ill ever claim them.1' This sminded satisfactory in one way; but the man's manner of Baying it did not, I confess, leave a favorable impression 'in my mind. I went home rather uncomfort able, and feeling so oppressed with the notion of having property which my con science would not c oncede was mine in strict justice, that it would have been a relief to luve had an accomplice with whom to share the proceeds and the re sponsibility 11 may seem singular inai wneu iu town I had taken no steps to ascertain the i value of my property; but, in the first place, 1 know very little of the ways of the money market, and the share list is as gn at a puzzle to me as Jtradthato And in the next, to tell the truth, I felt timid at asking questions which might lead me to betray how I became the owner of the shares. A month after this, I had been out for the clay to a picnic with my wife. We had both enjoyed ourselves hugely, and come hdme liushed with the summer heat and braced up with the fresh air. I had got over all my qualms about the possi -siou of the property, and begun to look upon it as promising a very acceptable ad- chtion to my income. I am not sure I had ; not been regarding the scenery ol trees n'n the grodnd of the decifori being oon and sky and rippling water with some- trary to evidence. There it was all gone- thinir of unusual eomtdaccnev. for feclini: that the acquisition of a thousand pounds removed me so much the farther from i anxiety as to e nable me to enjoy :t in the greater peace. A great oblong official bine letter await ed iny return. It contained a blow mort fetter" dated from Basinghall Street do. lb The IT mi pin ni i Baocun akd I'n limited Dmcotrar Baaauufo CoaronA- won ( uimttkd) Bin . 1 beg to inform you an order has , this dnv been mode hv Um HwlitMr ,-.11. , j n f I ing ujMin you as a contributory m respect 1 your fifty (."i0) shares held in the above company (now under a winding up order), numbered respectively from '3,04 to 2,083 inclusive. The amouut of the call is live pounds ten shillings (5 10s) per share, making a total of two hundred and seventy-five poond2?5) ; which sum most ha paid at my office between eleven and four em Thursday next the JMtfa inst. (Signed), (tßciid Amgnet tu tke Btnkrwplcy. 0 foo! ! I liegan b vaguely see now why the clerk told me I might be quite sure no one else would claim the shares. They were not only of ho value, but t heir possession was subject to heavy liability. And I, to be idiot enough to go and claim them when the company was actually bankrupt and worse! Night as it was, I determined to go at once and ee my wife's brother-in law, Mr. Mode. He was a barrister had been one for ten years but liad never had a brief. 44 O, I shouldn't take any notice of that," he said, 44 1 don't think they can lix you with liability. I'll write to the assignee and manage it for von. Let me know if you hear any word of it. You are an in nocent part-; you didn't buy tiie shares but the iron safe. Hut how on earth did they know you held the certificates f 1 told him I had given an authority to here them registered ia my name. (He drew in his breath, and produced a long whittle like a sigh. "Then you've iudorsd their MwC:ion. You should liave consulted me. However, I wouldn't trouble about it. Leave it to me." It would take too long to describe the harassing anxieties which each week brought me, while my case as a contribu tory waa dragging along first through one court and then another; but the dine rent lights which various luminaries of the law shed on my unfortunate two guineas' worth deserve to lie particularized. It was agreed that, in buying the safe, I eould not liave bought the content that the safe was described in the catalogue as a safe, and not him: more, ami that, OOflSf qucntly, as I had only bought a bale, w hat ever wan found in it was no more miue than any athflff distinct catalogue, and 1 could not therefore he re:-Muisibie for lia bilitiea attaching thereto. It Ojas retorted bj lhe opposing oil ii I, that should his loid ddp ;m ipiii.ee in lhe view of the ( , k propounded, pertain hr to his a Uoiiishiue ut, by his learned friend, and decide that the certilicale were not purchased by uw, and not therefore mine, he would agree to PLYMOUTH, INDIANA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER a verdict, and immediately indict me for felony, for appropriating the shares to mj own use, authorising their registration in my own name. He submitted that if T had bought the slinres. f linble ris n eont ritiutorv : and if not, as a felon. The learned indie Said he could not entertain the issue of lony, as that was a question for a distinct tri bunal, but that he was inclined to rule that I had bought the shares. The condi tions of sale were sufficiently explicit to his mind on that point4 the lots tobe cleared with all faults and errors of de scription." Indeed, t he very term em ployed by auction custom appeared deci sive. The item in question was described as "Lot 'JIT an iron safe." It was the 44 lot " w hich was put up to competition, and to use a common expression. Mr. Trumway had bought "thaivt"- that was "all the lot." Tlie question then arose : Could 1 lie held liable as a contributory. j when intact, I had purchased the shares on the rery day of the company's bank ruptey, and the registry in my MM was not completed until some weeks later f In other words, that seeing the company had contracted no liabilities during the time I held th; shares (having, in fact, ceased business), could I be made contributory ? Against this it was urged that shares represented past responsibilities, and that as I should hare been entitled to share in a dividend on the past vear (had one been declared), 1 . .Iii i so n was uist inai l snouiu near m pro ' portion of the burdens. And again ; it was clear that somebody must tie liable as a contributor' in respect of these fifty shares for twelve months prior to the bankrupt cy, and the burden of proof as to the per son so liable, if not myself, must be sup posed to rest with their present possessor. The judge thought not, as it was not to be contended I could have had either interest or liability in the company before the date j of the sale. The esse, however, was eom- plicated still further by the opposing coUU sei bringing cwiuencc as to tit" previous owner ol the iron safe, and endeavoring to prove that his liability in respect of the shares actually terminated twelve months previous to my purchase, so as to ri me with responsibility for the interim. It appeared thai the safe and its contents, some eighteen months back, had belonged to a Mr. Wcndle, a shareholder in the com pany ; that, in addition to the certificates, it had contained his cash-liox and a quanti ty of gi Id and notes, and that the safe had been stolen from his office, the notes and gold, and cash -box removed In- the rob bers, who had obtained a wax impression of his key, and the valueless safe Contain ing the -imres, sold to an ironmonger, who put ii into the safe, This "Mr. Wendle had. applied for duplicates of the share certificates, which were refused by the Company until he eould prove the destruc tion of fhe old ones. Unsuccessful in Ulis, and distrusting the reckless business of the " l uueniable and Unlimited," he at l ist applied to have the shares standing in his name C met led, mikÄ f wa W n donti It would therefore follow, It was contended, that my liability embraced the whole twelvemonth, from the time Mr. Wcndle's name had been erased, to the stoppage Of the company, I being the next registered j prooriet r 'I. 1 ' ainst this it was argued that whatever Mr. Wcndle mudtt hav1 , written to the company, the certineaUa when found were hjt property; and that after they were stolen, they none the less teased to be his property. And if bo my j counsel proceeded, there would be a vi ry remarkable point for the decision of his ludship. For he went on to elicit that Mr. Wcndle, after losing nearly the whole of 1 nil money, had committed suicide under such determined circumstances, that even I the charity of a coroner's jury had been constrained to pi onotMice it fiLo 4i a$, and he had been buried without funeral rites. Wherefore, as the certificates of which lie had lieen robbed were stilt Ins prop, rty m the e ve of the law, it would follow, from hw being a fdodn as, that they became the property of the crown, consequent on his .ui jt ;r ,j1(.v were the property of the crown, the crown was liable for that twelve months : and again, the safe could 11(,t i,c legally sold without authority from the crown; and hi client could not be the h-oal haver, nor. nonseouentlv. have any right, title, or liability in the shares . .-.1 IT I'l". - 1... .1 1 u u e- said. In addition to all this But no ; I w 311 spare the reader the future particulars of this involved case. Suffice it to say that it was decided in my favor ; but it was carried to a higher court, where I was re quired to show c ause w hy the verdict was ,, M.t node nnd entered for Lhe olaintiff. over again, with the addition that the original thieves were produced, one of them no other than my burglars lricnd Toney (and I was threatened with an ac tion by the maker of the safe for stating that Toney broke open the "Unimpeacha ble" In live minutes In my OUthouse). Here the decision went against me. Finally, the case came before the bench of judges, where a majority of one reversed the rul ing of the lower court. I w as therefore at last so far successful m the issue as to hml myselt m tlie liana runtcv Court, on account ol the legal cx- - penses my precious trial had accumulated. The one satisfaction attending this result was, that l must nicvitaoiy nave gone there had I lost. The very sight of a sale-catalogue is now sufficient to produce from Mrs. T. a snill oil' about the capacity of a three-yol-unie novel. ChUtn&i r' .Jounvd. The Power of a Word. . . . m m -.111 . A mot iter on the green hills of Ver mont was holding by the right hand a son, Bixtoetl years old, mad with the love of the sea. And as he stood by the garden gate one morning she said: M Edward, they tell me for I never saw the ocean that tlie great temptation of a seaman's life is drink. Promise me, before you epiit your mother's band, that you will never drink." 44 And," said he, (for he tld me the story,) " I gave the- promise, and I went the globe over, Calcutta and the Mediterranean, San PrancisoO, and the: Cape of Good Hope, the north pole and the south: I saw Hum all in forty ye ars, and I ne-ver saw a glass filled with sparkling lienor that my moth er 's firm by the gate did not rise up be fore ne, and to day 1 urn iniuxent of the taste of liquor." Was not that swee t e vidence of the power of a ringle word? Vet that is not half. "For," said he, 44 yesterday there came into my counting room a man of forty years." 44 4 Do you know me?" MA . f ft Vit . "'Well,' said ' T was once 1 nought drunk in your presence on Bhipboard; you were a passenger; they kiekeel me aside; you look me to your berth and kept me there till 1 had slept oil the in- loMeaiion; you men aSKCq d I Had a mother. I said I had never know n a word from her lips. You told me ei yours and the garden gate, and to day I am ma-ter of one of the packets In New York, and 1 came to ask you to come and see me.'" How far that little candle throws its beams! That mother's word in the green hills ol Vermont! (Jod be thanked for the mighty power of a single word ! chiiuye. Nr long ago the workmen In a great powder factory in KffgtaUd were stopped and aeafelwd hrt uw they wrc entering the works. 'iliveihi Of tluin were found lo have in 1 eir possesion n pipe and aunfltiUBSL MStl were immediately discharged. Why is a mu.-ieal inhtiumeut like eu? Because it is often sounded. the C'hristophcr Columbus. A "wuitku in the Chicago TVüaa of the 13th-gives the following interesting, if not strictly truthful, historical sketch of Columbus : In the town of Genoa, four hundred years ago, at twenty minutes past 5 o'clock in the morning', a very small boycame into the world. We allude to the distin guished C. Columbus, whose anniversary the citizens of Chicago celebrated yester day. An historical sketch of the life a.id public services of this remarkable man may be found novel and interesting at the present time. The lather and mother of Christopher lived very near the sea, and the child used to wander dow n by the shore to gather shells. It was at this interesting period of his life that he began to wonder what the sea was made of, and what kind of sheds there was on the other side of it boy he develped a remarkable taste for I gga, and used to rob the neighbors' hen roosts in order to make experiments. This, w as looked upon In after years as a signifi cant trait in his character, since it was by means of an egg that he made the great discovery of his lit". Christopher's par- tiality for eggs, however, got him into had odor with the people of Cenoa, so he ran away from home and went to Spain. An interesting story is recorded of him at this period. Going into a man's orch ard one morning he saw a beautiful cherry tree:, and with the impetuosity of youth I he seized a hatc het and lopped off one of : the finest branches. The owner of the I orchard sued him for damage and wrote to the old gentleman about it. The father remonstrated with the son very severely, and it was then that the young Christo ' phcr made this remarkable reply which will live as long as history repeats itself: I 41 Father, I cau't climb a tree; I c.ui't doit." I He slill had an eye for the sea, and f or , several years his studies wa re divided bV ' tween boat racing and the Bcienoe of mak ing eggs stand on end. In this latter ; branch he displayed such proficiency that ; Uta Triiiml na&H 1 1 Mv .1" htm Tl,.,f llltliu.l l,r ' 'J 1,1 UilU, J 1111 young man will find out something one of .hese days." HiSyCarcdem habits ied him into pecuniary' difficulties, and he was frequently obliged to flee from his cred itors. On one of these occasions he sought refuge in a cave, and on awakenins one morning. Ids mind filled with the gloomiest apprehenaiona, his attention was at j tracted df a spider on t in: ceiling, w hich had made several Ineffectual attempts to attach her web to some object Young Columbus became deeply interested in the spider, and urged it to try asjaln. The j .spider accordingly made the eighth at tempt, and succeeded. Thereupon the ! young man rose and boldly faced hifl cre i ditorS. The story got wind, and the prov j erb, "Try and try again," has ever since been popular in Spain. On another occasion hfl was lying under the shade of an apple tree, win n a large, n'ne peach fell down and treck him In the face. Without a moments hesitation be came to the c onclusion that the world was round, and flii natttrally suggested to his logical mind the idea ol going round the ie . i i' 1 ' ! T i e ' o , : , 1I. HinV lioli-,.' v 1.. world. liavmg no in.iuev, howevt r, he was obliged to forego the excursion for some time, as nobody would le-nd him a dollar. He then devote:! himself to domes tic life for a time. One evening, ;is he w as waiting for the kettle to boil to make a c up of tea, he observed the lid of the kettle to be strangely agitated, and soon discovered that It was the force ef the steam. This set him thinking, and he conceived the great idea of applying steam to loeeuneitives. Many remarkable anecdotes are told about his yoütliful wanderings. One evening he1 approached a small viilage at the foot of the Alps, carrying a strange banner in his hand. An eld patriarch came out, and warned him not to proceed any farther, as they were about to have an avalanche, and one of the village beauties made hbn a tempting offer if he would re main. The young hero. rejected both the warning and the entreaty, and, boldly shouting 41 Kxecisior," disappeared among the snow-clad heights, where he was found by a large dog of the St. Bernard species. His decision of character WM Strikingly illustrated em the occasion of his heading a large band of desperadoes for the pur pose of overthrowing the City Govern ment of his native .Slate. They had to pass a smali stream called the Rubicon, and about this time Iiis followers began to doubt the propriety ot the step they Were taking; when Columbus, striking an im posing attitude, said: " Gentleman, we liave crossed the Rubicon, and there's no such word as fiil." From that time the crossing of the Rubicon became a standing joke in hist ory. Iiis generosity of dkpsition was dis played on many meinorable occasions. Once when engaged in a bloody riot, where a number of Fenians had sought 1 stir up a rebellion, hi' was very thirsty and went into a saloon to get a drink. Seeing a number of loafers standing around tin bar, he promptly hau led the glass of lager around to the company, saying: " Take it, poor fellows, thy need is greater than mine." He always stood up for eejuality, and was a linn believer in the universal brotherhood of man. One evening he went to attend a reception given by D no bleman of high rank, but was refused ;d mittance on the ground that he wore' shabby clothes. In retiring from the man sion he was overheard to utter this psem orable saving, 41 A man's a man for a' that.- .i . (setting tired of life in Europe, Colum bus resolved to go to sea, and accordingly he si t n ;i ship called the 44 Mayflower, ' with a small band of poor but (Jod fearing men. He never told any of them where he was going, having n very definite idea Of it himself, and when some of the erew ventured to hint that they were g-ing on a wild gOOSe chaSC lie Stretched forth his right arm majestically and mid : " Hokliers! from the top of that mast ten cciiturie are looking down on you." Which silenced them for a time. Rut as they sailed on day after day, and no prospect appeared of their making a big strike, they all commenced to growl again. Col umbus took no hand of their insinuations, but kept his eye steadily fixed ou the elis tant horizon, and said, 44 1 am resolved to tight it out on this line il it lakes all sum- Dier. lie. then went :dott and pereemng, af'er a long look ahead, a speck no bigger than a man's hand, he cried, in a thrilling voice, 44 lloni .t'jt't j'ii tn ili whrr. - upon his followers, with one accord, fell on their knees ami declared their Intel lion-. The ship soon alter Btruck the Plymouth Rock, where they landed and drank to the memory of Qeofgfl. Washing ton. We come to the great event in the life of this great msn. Not being satisfied In the discovery he had made, which an peared to him as a mere turn of luck, Col umbus struck out West and made the dis eovery of the Chicago river. In his old age he always referred to this event with pecuihw satisfaction, and to his latest d;iv he never ceased to regret that he did not take up his permanent residence at Chi eagOt In answer to thu oft ivp. ated query M to whetuer the discoyeiy of lhe' Cuie hver was a question of pure e dentation, he was wont to aflhfi Ml it be wii glttded thUhuc by purs in slim i. 'l ie- imiMirlArtl publie ervioes h ren dei I'd lo Chicago arc too well known lo need lecapit ulaling. lie look up his fesi deuce, for a time, in the Filth ward, and so identified him -self wit h the interots ol He made paper boats and launched them, i tm' enormous quantities pi lager consumed . could. and displayed such extraordinary aptitude cve,X.ko?r tbe anmense superiority of One might lor navigation that his parents decided to our colson pavement, ami our admira- family were nut him to school. While vet n verr little BVSM sn t ponce discipline, it broke for there 21, 1869. the citizens, that they elected him, by a large majority, to the office of Constable, He located the site Cr an asylum for reformed inebriates, which has since grown into nourishing in stitution as the Washingtonian Home," and he projected a pmn for a tun- nei under the lake. It was also during his residence here that he composed some of his mos popular melodies, including "Hail Columbiii,' and 4 Columbia, the (Jem of lhe OivHin So nimuliir liM.l lw become that, had he remained n few vmnJ longer, and placed more faith in the fu ture greatness of the city, he would have been elected to the office of Aldennan of the Fifth Ward. Uut it was not tobe. His old roving habits proved too strong for him, and he wandered back to Spain, wuere me wupicauuwtj 1 1 c;ueu nun wun civility. The Kintr sneered at him when - lie endeavored to tell him of the vast num- oer 01 nogs iiauy siaugniereu in vuicago, the old man's heart and he died. But the people of Chicago still cherish his num- mm !i 1. m m . - J -4, 1 1 oiv wuu graii uiue, aim n nas oecome a popular belief with all right-minded citi- zens that ii Columbus had not discovered America some other man would. There- tore it is that his name is revered and that he now Sleeps with th;r iinmort ii few That were nut born to diu."" FACTS AM) FIUUKES. Bavama has 2:;n,l:50 hives of bees. Mr. Stewart, though he is called A. T., is only GT. A Canadian bride in New York wears a $7,000 diamond. Ruooki.yn ha? appropriated '20,000 for free public baths. TnmBK hundred and seven ladies ex hibit works of art in the French Academy Of Arts. TlfB cheese crop of the United States this year is estimated at 50.000,000 pounds. TmSUE is a lunatic in a New York asy- bun w ho imagines himself William H. tu-.! The total valuation of properly in Kansas is $96,383,797, an increase over last year of $9,434,147. A .ioi KNEYM VN blacksmith says he has been striking for hire wages these twenty years, with uniform success. A Kaw Il AMCsuinE genius is construct ing a miniature steam engine, boiler and all, out of a single silver half dollar. 44 Km Quad" and "Shooting Stick" are the names of two rival base ball clubs, composed eif printers, in Heading, Pa. BBIOUAH YbtrSG has a school for his own children sixty eir seventy in num ber. It is a two-story square adobe and Stuccoed building. The Commissioner of Agriculture esti mates the total value ol the- c rops of the United .states, for the year 1809tvat $1,811, 608,915. Tin. Si. Paul Pioneer thinks that not less than one hundred and fifty thousand bushels of apples will be gathered in Hin- nes ta this year. One of the features In the New Hamp shire State Fair was a team of eleven j yokes of oxen, from Bartington, draw ing I m l . t U Lm a handsomely decorated rural cottage on wheels. Bill Pi;nn vwkaitu, an Englishman, living in Boston, on a wager of .io, eat in succession three dozen hard boiled eggs, without drinking any liquid whatever. Ax funerals in Massachusetts, for two or three- generations alter its settlement, iii HJ prayer was made by the nearest male : lath e cd the deceased who was a com- ' relat municant: The Southern Typographical Unions are each to send a boy to Gen, Lee s col- lege, to ne inorongniy eeiucaieu, oui so work one hour every day at the printer's art. A Iran in Woodbury recently broke his leg while wrestling. The village butcher and blacksmith got up a maU h for kB bemefit, and a like accident betel the black smith. A quicksilver mine, discovered in Borneo a year or two since, promises to prove one of the richest in the world. The sp; chin ns of native ore already shipped yield between seventy and eighty per cent of pur 3 metal. A QQOD deacon, whose slumbers were nightly disturbed by the fluttering of swallows in the house c himney, set a bun dle of straw on fire in the fire-place, when , down came 350 swallows in the flames, and were picked up dead Tu Territory ed Utah has GG.OOO square miles, population 1 '20,000, not 0,000 of whom are (lentiles ; has under cultivation 135,000 acres of land 80,000 acres are in cereals, 2,000 in sorghum, 7,000 in root I crops, 8UU (in tlie somnern section; in coi- ton, !oo in apple orchards, 1,000 in peach es, 7.") in grapes, 1$5 in currants, and :0,OOO in meadow. They look upon e ot ton as a success, for their own use. Niiw-ty-four thousand ac res Were irrigated, at a cost, during the year, in making canals, ditches, etc., of jf-i 17.000. Tu R life of the Empress Eugenie was insured four years ago, for the benefit of I her son, in three different offices of Baris, j to the amount of 00,000 or 70,000. Sup-i posing any neglect to occur in keeping up these insurances, winch, on account ot her peculiar position, we re charged at an unusually high rate, the Prince, at her death, weald only poasesa the barren lands beqw athed to him last year by his father's eccentric cousin, Princess Baccioeehi, and situated in the Bundes. The BmpeTor has not laid aside money; he has spent his eivi! list In keeping up a more magnificent court than any other in Kurope, as well IS in profuse charities; but neither for himself, his wife, nor son, has he laid aside any portion of the nione-y received from the country. Nor long since, in the1 vic inityof I'tica, X. Y., a marriage was solemnized in a sin gular manner. As the parties to be mar ried entered the parlor arm in arm, the dergymau met them midway in tlie room, when the bridegroom, taking the right hand of the bride, said : " AVe liave prom ised to protect each other so long as we live. We intend now to be united, and hereafter to live together, husband and Wife, and we have invited you to be pres ent this evening to sanction our union at cording to the rccpii reinen ts of custom ami the laws." The clergyman, in reply, sud 44 By the authority 1 puatees as a clergyman, and in the presence of these witnesses, T hereby (laying on his haml) reoognins yeai as husband and w ife in ful fiUment of your promises.1 Braver mi lowed, and tiie ceremony was ended. A RTUANorc story has got abroad in Edinburgh recently, mreaardto an nv;ed female pauper in iho tit. Cuthbert's pom house. The woman haw been an inmate of the noorhonse for a KOÖd many ream, and, in addition to her other misfortune, she has bee n atllic led with blindness. Not long ag, she was attacked with a violent pain, such as the medical officers could not understand, far less relieve. It lat-el the Whole of the night, and part of the follow ing day, and was described as of such a nature that d threatened to " tear her eyes out At last it n aeheel a height ; the BOOT woman for a time was left in a state . ... .... .. ol semi-orostratlon : uut. to lier cieliBiil. as soon as the pain had passed off, she found that her e yesight had been restored ! One eau imagine' the astoniahiMcnl of one of the officer0, when, iuiakiug him heartily by the ttaaaS, she- said : "I have offc-n shaken hands with you lie fore ; 1 bav often heard your yoioo and spoke to you, but neyer have 1 seen yur lace till this morning!" NUMBER YOUTHS' DEPARTMENT. m NarttteHiertl Little DMgfefer, nr miss s. j. ruiTciiAnn. AtX the years of her short life. TV ItlacK liau 1 1 vc I near to ibr mouth of Hi. 1 coal mine in which her father worked Mr. Black lived in the same res n when he was a boy. before the mines were opened, and his lather's rude little home was so close to the plac e where the ground was Drat broken that it was moved a litth way to give room for the workmen to move about when they began the shaft; and then when his son Bell's father I grew to manhood, an. 1 had saved money fnoUgU to put up a root and tour wall' I that Ha eouhl -ill lw.m.. " ti,,. u 1 yf -vti i"uiv., aaav w m twt I for the spot made him put his cabin doa 11 (as near to the mouth of the mine as he almost say that the Illack rooted into that ooal-mii were three brothers who wi-n? down into it. toerrt her mmr nuirnin j came up out of it together every cvenimr 1 7 "- j and sometimes a fourth person went with j them, and him thev called " Father " and j looked after tenderly, for his steps were feeble from age, and" his sight was dim ; nevertheless, he also loved the nM mal. mine where he had worked when in his strength, and where his boys toiled all the day. Bell liked the mine also untli last June. A gentleman who had an interest in the mine invited Hell to go to Philadelphia and make his daughters a visit. He did that, partly because he had a sincere widi tofmakc I J' -II happy, and he did it, in part, because he saw some signs of a strike for increased pay among the miners, and hfl desired to please the Bis ck brothers be cause they were men of influence in their own class. Bell went. She left home with tears of ahacthm for her father and mother, many wortls ot good-by l r her brothers and ' asters. JuSf as long as she could see a ! J lh l,iU;1'. hack toward 17 wz the w heels of the rail-car rolled her from home. Bell's home sickness was very slight and lasted but a clay or two. Amid all the marvels and delights of the city, she be gan to wonder how she Intel lived in the oiacK, oingy coai region, and sue was sorry when the time came that Mr. Capi ! tal mid 44 Now, Bell, I am going down j to-morrow, and I suppose you will be I very glad to see your father and mother again." 44 Yes, sir," said Bell ; but she did not ! look glad at all ; and I w ill ti II you w hat I she did. Just as soon as she could escape from the table, she went up to the room that had been given to her for tlie visit ; shut the door, and then she sat down and cried. Presently Mr. Capital's little daughter Bernie went up. and found iiell cryii " What is the matter:-" sh. asked. "Oh ! I can't never go back to that dreadful place to live, and I don't want to,"" said üell. I always like to come back home when I've been away," said Bernie, "and I'm sure so you ought.' "Well, don't you have a nice home to come tor I guess I should,"' said Bell : "I just wish my father wasn't anoMcoal mini r." " ) Reil Black ! for shame to say that ! You ought to be glad he wasn't a slave nor an Indian. And you just c ried to s( i him the night vou came, you know you did." "I don't care if I did," said Bed. " he'd be mv father inst lhe sfiine if wp 15 rod somewhere else, wouldn't he ? You needn't miu " I It this feeling had lasted only a moment, U wpttjj baye been bad enough; but it stai(, ,,ntn Phe reached home, and made her trffct the pleasure that had been given her. n hen the tram stonoed. she felt as cross and disagreeable as possible Thinking to surprise and please her daughter, Mrs. Black had gone to the railway-station to meet her. 1 cannot tell yon how that poor mother's heart felt when she saw Bell. Instead of running down from the rail-car to Idas her, tlm little girl just went up an I mid: 44 Mother, how shabby you d look." Mrs. Black was not very well dressed, but she looked quite as wefl as usual, and she wore the b.uue dress that she had worn when, at parting, Bell had clung to her neck with kisses. 44 Do I, my dear child? I did not know it; but I dare say I kwgot to brnsh my hair: the baby has been ill. and some way there never seemed so much to do before. Besides, Bell, there's trouble at the mine." "I wish there wasn't any mine, mother, and I wish father wasn't a miner, am! we wern't poor. I don't want to live liefe anyhow," Bell aald, as they Came in sight of the little cabin. Mis. Black and Bell were walking, while on a wheelbarrow just behind them was Bell's little trunk, and rolling the barrow was Jimmy, the eldest child of the family. Jimmy heard that r 'mark, and he dropped the barrow, exmaiming, as he wiped his face : Bell, you mayjnal trundle thai barrow home yourse lf. 1 gue my lad) has put on altogethe r too fine airs li the mining regions.4' And Jimmy walked past th to and in at the mbitt-door, leaving lhii' bairgaire on the highway. "It's nice to come home and be treated so," slid Bell, "and every thing's SO mean here. I ,jut wish I was dead. 44 Didn't you have a nice t i mo at Mr. Capital's f Were they kind to you, my char?" asked Mrs. Black, going up to Bell and taking off her hat, while at the Millie lime she turned about and made Jimmy understand that be was to go hack after the wheel! arrow. newest ami Mrs. Black did ie r ut most to make- Bell feel happy in her home-coniing, but Bell did not try to find hapneuefs in anything. When her fathe r came up from the mine that night, instead of finding Bell at the top of lhe sh ut. he expected, to greet bins, she was not there, and when Be went in at the' door she shrank back from his ki It i true that it was not so pleasant to kiss a man who had bee n for eight hours delvrng in the black dust and grime of the mine, but Bell had kif-sed her lathe r when he Was in just that condition many times. 14 (Jot a new 'dre on. have you, that you are strahl of, Bell?" he said. Well, wait till I wash." When he was ready, Bedi had d ap peared, 14 .She has gone uputairs," he-r mother said, and added : "Yod had better let Bell alone to-night; she feels the change ui every thing here, cuaaihg home." H A week'sa srreat time to ch autre in. I I don't see thai every tiling isn't just about the same as usual around here," said the miner. It had bun arranged that one of Mr. Capital's little daughter should go down with another liule girl and see Bell some time, but the time n- put off from week to we ek, and the n came the great strike. That wrought evil iu the miners' homes and in their hearts At fust the EU I brothers held out against it, but they final- i lv were forced to fall iu with the rc.-t, and I .. ...i hm .i.i.. ........ i...: so ;un ;uiu uuuit ui- on mui o.- ins. An unhappy summer it was. Bell Black Waa not w bat enough to Know thai tbd knew what warbest for her when Ilea M her lo In- ;t nun i s daughter. Mid thai he was iu j 1 1 si the best place in the world for her tobe; snstfe wcftl on findine fault, and wishing that she liael a rich man for her lathe. !, ami ti. Ing l lliink thai I line house and fine dresses w ould make he r happy. At'last the strike was oye r. The mln i n were going to work again, ami there would be better times every body hoped. Mr. Capital Was - de!;ghted that he took one of Iiis daughters lown with him, Ud left her at Mr. Black's cabin until he should return home; he wa troing on to visit other mines in which he was inter ested.' Helen was the little girl's n.iny. She hud never before bei n at the mines and she waa delighted with every thing that Mic -aw. To please Be!!, Mrs. Black had put on the best appearance neeetMa in view of Helen's visit. The children we re made to look ni eel)-, and the house was rare Tul ly put in order. " dear' mother,"' said Bdl, u Urn af ternoon waned, and it was almost time for the miners to come up. "now weomild e t iloskf pretty wcU ii it irasn! for mther'n e-.n:inu. You know bow he wSWaV, as black as any tiling, and He len will have' to see him eau know that it's my fat Ik r. !' too had; bot eycry tiling's always spoilt thai I v ant nie-.' 44 Ney er be ashamed of your father, Bell Black," add Mr. Black. 44 1 wish she was half an pood. I just hope something will come to punish her. She's spoilt uace that Phihvdelphy dodge," said Jimmy. "Hush. Helen is coining down,"' said BeH. "Isn't it ine-t time for the men SO come up? I should like te go out and set ." vim He len, coming into ihe- room. 44 They'll be up in just live miirifes," said Jimmy. 4'1"11 go with rou Bell's sulky." 44 You go," mal Bell, "and I'll e ana by and by." She did nt MQf that she wastf d t'i wait until the worst was oyer, and Helen had found out justurhal a ooarae, ooaaaaaa miner her lather KUS, hut iie meant it, anl staid in the cal.'inan l peered out from thewindenvs. Presently there was a stir around the shaft. Bell shivered. She knew her fid her was coming up. Mrs. Black was busy in tlie little kitch en, preparing supper. Her huahaad c r rieil a Cold dinner down into 'he ine, bat when he ejaun: up he aiw.'.y e xpu te d his dinner-supper, as he called it, to b ready. She toiled away for a few miuut an 1 then she looked into the room where B- II was. 44 Isn't it time for him:' she asked. 44 He didn't come nn in the Ant lilt to night, said Bell. 44 There'- another eu. c coming now. Presently In came Jimmy and Helen. 44 Mother! mother!" sobbed Jlauay, they're a bringing him up. Something's the matter." Bell might have spared herse 'f the life long pain that will grow into he r h art, lor he r lather never came up out M the nunc to cause her to lie sanamed of aim lie fore Helen. Tlie miners brought him out, dead by black damp. Be ll's prayer was granted. She will never hide again lest .-he' should blush to see her father coming up the -h ill. She is no longer a miner s daughter. Hoir! ': On'1 II -. Some Oncer Calculations. Hwk rou not otten heard, nt read, a statement like this i u The earth has been dug over many times to bury the millions w ho have lived on its surface." Do vou bclivc this? If you do, just follow me i:1 a calculation. The present imputation f the earth is one thousand muliona Now, supposing that at the creation tfaete wer; one th 'tisand milli-u:. insUad of one pair and at the end of thirty years, the died and were buricet, and their place -taken by another one thousand millions; and so on through the six thousand ye ars. This would give nsa grand total et two Uaadred thousand (3(WvO0O,00OjD0O) mil lions. Where can this immense nr. si most inconceivable number be burie ? Let us see The earth's surface is 'wm ", oon of aquare mih-s. Thi multiplied by 37,878,400 (the number of immre mat In a mile), and the product divaled by two hundred million, gives 55,756 sqasare B et for each and every one' ef tids ai num ber. This brought into a square rives the Very respectable si; ! lot of 2-W teet te h nut, or nearly IS ie?ls ssmia. Not very much crowding or digging over and over again, is there Decidedly better si.ei lots than Cedar Hill orSpr Grove sTorda J;' you thick I am wrong; go over with the c denial km and eouiince e-ursel Another liltiecale ulati H. if u plcasi'. How much room, think you. would the thousand millions now on the earth ree,uir to Staad ujKin were the y all brought together? Figures will tell. Drawn circle ten miles in eliameter an some smooth plain, and place a church bell ia the center, and eyery one of the 1,009,000,000 could hear i' adaen struck. Sue h a circle WUSdd give to eu a of thi - immense BfimVff two smmre feci or a snaee atwat n yeatieea Inches rquare. Hat her more eroarded than the DUfying ground, I admit, bnt ti'l more than enough for the small saws, rathtSJ m perhaps, for the fasabfirts yitw an the w hole, a very good average. Don't you think sack a gathering would I he Bab Jubilee? Perhaps Gihaore will try it. lie can do it if anylnxly can. The only trouble is. Boston !'e s not atlbrd a spot large enougli, and of court k i con Id never be done anywhere else. Hartford CkaeaadL Overtaxing ( hibSreu iu School At the recent mee ting of the Wiaeonshs State Me dical Sex it ty a pipe r w as read by Dr. Waterhouse' of Portage City, on the subje ct of debility iu children, esiecially wita reference to the evils of overtaxing children In school, the facts and supAi of whic h are deemed so valuables that a resolution was adopted, requesting its general publie.ition by the press. W copy a few pa-sages : In our toMiimm seaools ef the present day et ery where, but mete ianaumdfy la cities ami the larger village s, where the be'st teachers are ught and generally ob tainedevery Induuimeat, eeesyhanV ntive that can be devised and brought i" ! at to stimulate ami encourage study is fkithfully and pc rsisseatly anfUled. Täeeaameawi nee is thai many ol eur brightest ehi Ire n, of frenn six to ten ye ars of age, are p: rfoim ing more stue y" more mental labor, than mst of the business men, or more than the ir te: e hers. I am aware that many children are sluggish in tempe rament, w ili bear and se em to require more' urging to get them tO learn ; ye t with many Of taweJatrnj it is the-ir rapid gwvea U takes away their cn rg-, and eve n ability to study ; and, oosmequentry, yin must fail to get the m to learn much until tl j cease to grow si rapid.ly ; e.r, ii you suc ceed in getting Study out of them, you in duce ana a nia. What els can you exp a ! You cannot get more from the bio nl than there is in it; and since the blood must supply nourishment hi the hfasstamd the ImhIv anel all iuoraaus, for tln;r -r- wth licsi.h repairing the waste of all their. rrtions, il follows that, whenever yon tax that fluid beyotal Its laconic, elismua. i- the resulL'" A LFTixit f!"in K 'ssia to the- Ni a York Pot s;ivs that a few we eks ago ;i pease nt, Bhahbily clothed and illite rate, came into the Treasury at I'.dtsva, au l aske d if tin y oouldchasmeaonii' M paier money for the ne w issue-. He was asked how much he had, ami he said he did not know . he anel his wife had counted all one day and all the day alle r, and had not finish, el. Au officer wa sent te assist, and lh j ant toek up a beard from the- flWr and showed bundles ef notes ia keil aw-iv in various things which, on be ing counted, amounted to aliout 8ti,lHJ0 rouble s. There were some 5,000 more in gold and sQver. He was asked where he got m) much, and he said that bis grandfather had viveel up, that his father had saved up. ami that he himself had savel up. Suspicions wer. t course entert dned that he had come by this money dishonestly; but the winde family had bome a pood chanicter, and, on inepii'ry, there was no reason for deiaining hiin,aue! his money was e -hanged for him into ne w note . Such rnscs m hoaMwl up money ar said to In quite e oiumai among Uie- j . i alii . Mu. Simms sj,ys if it wasn't mr th höh in tin- hoop ye.'n i-emkln't yau i' " barrel, and the ham ! wvuld buist.