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"ONLY A FARMER'S DAUGHTER."
" She is only a fanner's daughter," A stylish lady said, With a scornful glance of her handsome eye, And a toss of her haughty head. She was frilled and flounced and furbelowod In the very latest style ; Her head was a wonder of crimps and curls, . And her train something less than a mile. Her hands that sparkled with many a ring. Were (shapely, and fair to view, As they well might be, for no useful work Were they ever allowed to do. it V i t To hear her talk of the " lower class," Of their sins against propriety, Of "her family, "and of "country girls," And her horror of "mixed society." One would think that among her ancestry, She numbered, at least, an Earl, (Her father was once a carpenter, And her mother a factory girl). They say she is brilliant andeautif ul ; I will not their words deny, But ah ! the farmer's daughter Is fairer by far to my eye. Shs is not in the height of fashion. But is very becomingly dressed ; Her raiment was made for comfort, , And that is always the best. The roses and lilies upon her cheeks By nature are warranted pure ; She never bought them at Hinsdale's, Neither at Hurd's, I am sure. Mirth and innocent happiness Out of her blue eyes shine ; Her hair is untortured by crimps or curls, And she wears it by right divine. Though her fingers can skillfully touch the keys, They can wash the dishes as well ; And her voice, that sings blithely, at work or at Py, Doth charm 1,8 with musical spell. No mother toils in the kitchen for her, While she on the sofa lolls, Novel in hand, dressed in her best. Receiving her morning calls. A share in the heat and the burden of life She willingly, cheerfully takes. And duty, and love, in that happy home, A pleasure of labor makes. Of that wisdom and knowledge whose gift is power ouo una wore iiiau an average snare, And daily, some lessons from nature she learns At her school in the open air. And though you may smile at this curious fact, I have seen her with hoe in her hand. While she planted the corn or waged war on the weeds. When man's help was scarce in the land. And her flowers well, next summer youH see mem yourseu, As you ride past the farm on the crairie. And mark the home, covered with roses and vines. a uti wor vi luis jtiazrna or juary : And Via sure youll say, spite the verdict of those vno lave out in tashion's gay whirl, That " Only a farmer's daughter" means (My a sensible girl 1 . li. S., in Young Folks' Jtural. THE MISCHIEF-MAKES. BY. CHAELES DICKENS, THE TOUXOEK. Between the rivers Kistnnh and TWk ma in the Deckan, and surrounded bv y .i i -ti i- . . . wiia, rocKy mils, lies the town of Shora poor, capital of a State of that name in. habited by a people who have generally beenconsideredlawleas, superstitious and quarrelsome, ui late years they have been more industrious and peaceable, andthoiurh still an e-vpitahle be said to have advanced in the arts of peace. It was during a more remote period, when few strangers ever endeavored to penetrate the country, that a weary-looking traveler, covered .with dost, entered one of the gates and sat down awhile at the side of a welL He then proceeded to -take off his waistband and turbanj washing his head and feet, drank of the cool refreshing water, combed his head and bis mustachios, and spreading a small carpet on which he laid his trusty sword, drew from his wallet a neat little muslin skull cap ; then seated himself cross legged, lighted his pipe and began to look comfortable indeed. In the meantime there were not want ing many idle and curious people, who having hrst, at a distance, observed the stranger, approached him nearer and nearer. But he seemed to take little no tice of the crowd, and appeared absorbed ui a sense or ms own enjoyment, taking long whiffs of his pipe and looking as if he had made a considerable progress to ward the third heaven. At length a respectable-looking man who had come up drew nearer than the rest, and asked him whence he traveled, and whither he was going ; what he was seeking in Shorapoor, and whether he was a merchant, or merely come to look about him? But the question only end ed in smoke, being answered only by whins. "Tien came another still bolder man, and said : ".Sir, the heat is great ; be pleased to come with me to my house, and repose yourself there, and I will give you a nice, cool place in which you may sleep." Upon this the stranger drew his pipe from his mouth and replied : "You are exceedingly kind, good sir, and I am really grateful to you for your proffered hospitality ; but the fact is, I don't be lieve you would wish to have me in your house, did you know what I really am." And thv saying, he rolled his eyes about, twisted up his mustachios, stroked his head and assumed such a mysterious air, that an indescribable terror seized the crowd ; so much so, that in falling hastily back, some of them fell down, and others tumbled over them in a very ridiculous manner. ... B . . ., " He's a thief,'' whispered one. " Or a thug," said another. " Or an evil spirit in the form of a man," observed the third. "At all events, doesn't he look like a man who has killed another ?" In short, the alarm became general, and several deemed it prudent to sneak off and take to their heels.- A few, how ever, of the bolder spirit kept their ground ; and seeing that the stranger did nothing but take long whiffs from Ms pipe, sending the smoke peacefully curling over his beard and mustachios, out of both nostrils; they retained their confidence, and began to think that, after all, he might be some important personage ; who could tell ? So, after a little pushing and elbowing among our selves, a man was thus thrust forward, under an idea that something might come of it ; but no, the stranger appeared as indifferent as ever. JThen another, who had screwed up his courage to the . point, . boldly, advanced and thus spoke : " lo, pray sir, .tell us who upon earth yu be?" No answer. " ' ' Vhen the man who had offered a sleep ing place in bis house chimed in and 8aid;,g J Si i" Aye, sir,' do let us know who or what yon may be. I assure you we are none afraid of you."' f ;?' V" ! ' -t And with these words he twisted up his mustachios and tried to look as fiercejl and ., bold as possible, while his knees were knocking together, and his heart fluttering all the while. On a repeti tion of these questions, however, by ooin inese men, ine stranger, with in finite gravity, took the pipe from his month, and thus spoke : " Are you not too much frightened to hear?" The runaways, however, had departed, and those left behind seemed more de termined riot to follow them, more es pecially as the stranger had made no sign as if he would draw his sword ; neither did they think that he looked at all so horrible now. They therefore, one and all, called out, " No, we are not a bit afraid ; let us hear !" " Well, then," exclaimed the stranger, taking a long puff at his pipe, " strange as it may appear to you all, my naie is Mischief -Maker ! And what is very ex traordinary, whatever I do, wherever I go, wherever I am, I always create mis chief. I always have created mischief, and shall continue to do so to the very end of my life !" And upon this he rolled his eyes, and puffed away at his pipe harder than ever. "Oh! is this all?" cried the party: "is this all?" " For a matter of that," said an active little man with twinkling eyes, "you need be under no uneasiness whatever. I defy you to make more mischief than we have already, for we are all more or less at enmity with our neighbors ; and if our fathers and grandfathers were the same, we conclude it must be owing to something that can't be changed for instance, the air of our town ; so set your heart at rest, and come along with usand we'll take care of you." " Well," rejoined the stranger, "lam very glad indeed to hear what you say of your own town ; for, to be candid with you it's exactly what I heard of you all as I came along, and this makes me think that in a place where all were mischief-makers and busy'-bodies already, I could have nothing to do but (for once in my life) live in peace. However, don't trust me that is all I have to say and if any evil arises from my visit turn me out, and I'll seek a home else where." An old Brahmin had come up in time to hear this avowal. " 'Tis very strange, " said the wise man. "This fellow is surely a magician, and may set all the rocks of Shorapoor dancing and tum bling about our ears some day. Turn him instantly away or it may be worse for us all. " "No, no," shouted the multitude. " That would be inhospitable. Let him remain, and we shall soon see what he can do." The little active man now mmo for ward again and said shyly, " Sir, if you are really such a mischief-maker as you describe vourself to be. simmsp vnn were to give us a little specimen of your powers jusi some tntnnr matter to - 1 1 M juuge cy. " What, now ?" said the stranger. " Aye, now," exclaimed all ; " and the sooner the better. " "Weil, let it be so," sa:d he: "let me put up my tinners and come alone And with this he arose, packed up, girded on his sword and strode majestically for ward, followed by a crowd continually increasing as mey advanced further into the town. "Now don't push or press upon me so much," said the stranger, " but ob serve what I do and watch the conse quences. So they let him proceed, and as he advanced thev soon perceived that. he was forming some deep plan, par ticularly as he pushed his forefinerer be tween his teeth every now and then, and nodded and wagged his head, as much as to say, "I have it." He made straight. for a shop kept by a man who sold flour and such like things, and, accosting the dealer with some civility, asked him if he had any honey. " That I have, sir," replied the shopkeeper, "plenty of it, fresh from the comb : onlv taste it and I am sure you will buy. Here, sir, look at this beautiful jar, full of the finest honey that was ever seen in Shorapoor." " It looks well," replied the stranger, dipping his hand in ; " and does not taste amiss ;" saying which he gave his finger a little careless kind of shake ; but he knew right well what he was about, as a little lump stuck fast on the outer wall. " It really is good," said the mischief maker. "Give me a small pot of it, that I may take it home to my children. " While the shopkeeper was filling a new pot, over which he tied a fresh leaf, the people who had been following came up and said, " Sir you are making game of us ; you are giving us no proof of what you said. What mischief is there in buying a little pot of honey !" " Be quiet, my good people, and con tent yourself for a couple of minutes, while I get my change and put my pur chase in a safe place, and you will soon j see something wait here and I'll be j back to you directly." The mischief- j maker vanished in an instant. Now it happened that this shop was a mere shed of a place, projecting into the street from the wall on which the honey had been thrown ; nor had the tempting bait been there long before it was smelt out by a large hungry fly that had been spending many fruitless hours buzzing about the dealer's jar, so carefully was it always covered. Here was a glorious opportunity for a fine supper, and down he came upon it with an eager appetite without looking about him as he ought for over his head, under the covei of the wall, among old chinks and cobwebs, there dwelt a wily, dust covered lizard who enjoyed a fly beyond anything else in the world, and who had be?n very unsucessful in fly-catching all day, till the fly buried his mining apparatus deep in the honey, when he crept down quietly, looking as like a bit of oil plaster as possible, but for those bright eyes of his, which in his eagerness for the capture were intently fixed upon the fly. Un lucky wight ! Little did he think that those very eyes had attracted the atten tion of a fine tabby cat, who, but a few minutes before, with blinking eyes, pre sented a picture of contentment, but now, roused by a sudden temptation, was crouching stealthily down as she beheld the lizard, for which she had so often watched in vain. Down stole the lizard on stole the cat. So here at the same moment were three creatures so bent upon indulgence that they never thought of looking around them. But were these three all the parties to be engaged? Alas ! no. There was a sworn enemy of the cat approaching also (under cover of a large basket) in the shape of a mis chievous dog. kept by a quarrelsome man on the other side of ths street. This dog was a terror to all the cats in the neighborhood, and most of all to the flour dealer's ; so often had he chased her, and so often he experienced the bitter disappointment of seeing her climb up the posts of the shop, and then Bpit- 1 i 1 t 1 1 A 11 1 -. ting ax, nun irom tne top oi ine snea. Infatuated lizard ! Wretched fly ! Betrayed pussy! She heeded not the sly creep of the dog, so intent was she upon the successful issue of her spring upon the lizard. The fly was gorging himself witn honey. He alone partook not oi the intense anxiety of the lizard. the cat and dog. He partook only of noney. The crisis at length arrived. The lizard made a nimble pounce at the fly. The lizard missed his footing in conse quence, and would have been the cat's portion fly, honey and all but for the dog s sudden attack upon puss. - Here was a scene ! The lizard, falling to the ground, was at once involved in the con sequences of the quarrel between dog ana cat. What were fly or honey to him at that moment, when in a state between life and death he crept back sore and wounded to his chinks and cob webs? The fly might or might not have escaped. Not so the cat. now sorely worried by the dog, in spite of her outcries ana ail she could do in the way of biting and chawing ; for it was an old score the dog was paying off, and that might soon eost her life, if her master had not rushed out of his shop with a broomstick, with which he began to be labor the aog. Now the owner of the dog had been at long enmity with the man of flour and honey, as the dog had been at enmity with the cat, and probably longer. Of course, therefore, when he heard the am mal's cries and saw the punishment in flicted, he armed himself with a broom stick also, rushed across the street, and gave the flour dealer such a crack upon the head as to knock him down as flat as a pancake, I Take that, you villain, " said he, ' ' for it is a debt l long owed yon. "Have you?" said the flour dealer's son, as he rushed out with a cudgel in his hand. " Then tell me how you like that" giving him such a hearty whack across tne shoulders that he was fain to drop his broomstick. Yet the blow had hardly been given before a friend of the dog's master ran up with a drawn sword and would have made mince meat of the flour dealer's son but for a soldier, who cried out: "Shame, thou coward, and son of a coward, who would attack a youth with only a stick in his hand, and you with a sword, bhame on you. Its just like you rascally Hindoo fellows, who pre tend to be soldiers, and are as much like soldiers as that poor cat. Why don't you try me i " Why not ?" replied the man. "Do you think I am afraid of such a bully as you ? Come on, you scoundrel, and I'll show you what difference there is be tween a cat and a Hindoo ! Upon this the soldier drew his sword. and both began to cut each other in good earnest ! On all this the people cried out "Mur der ! murder !" and a great many soldiers running to the spot were soon engaged, always attacking the Hindoos, who were on the dog's side, and the Hindoos the Mussulmen, who were on the side of the cat, and whenever a Hindoo and a Mus sulman were fighting, the Hindoos aided the Hindoo and the Mussulmen the Mus selman, and the consequence was the death of many on each side, and the wounding of the foolish and quarrelsome people engaged. Of course such a hubbub as this could not be continued long without its being reported to the Rajah, who forthwith has tened from his palace with his body-guard and bis horsemen, and soon put a stop to this terrible fray, and all the ring leaders were forthwith seized and tied together and marched off to prison, there to be closely inquired into and the cause of so dreadful a riot ascertained and fixed upon the guilty. All that night, therefore, were the magistrates and police officers hard at work listening to evidence, but they did not advance a single step in the business no, nor for several days after, notwithstanding the great impatience of the Rajah, to whom they could onlv re port from time to time the hearing of nothing but the words, "Cat, dog cat and dog--dog and cat dog cat." A very similar feeling also was enter tained by the lawyers who were called in, and who, after intense application, aeciarea themselves doubtful so much was suspected by various precedents both on the side of the cat and the dog, and consequently of the owner of the cat a3 well as the owner of the dosr. and the partisans of the owners of the dog, and the partisans of thexwners of the cat and dog insomuch that the whole city was split into the most determined cat and dog factions, and all strangers that entered the gates were instantly ab sorbed in the cat and dog vortex, and whirled actually round in the terrible fray, which every now and then broke out in fresh fury, notwithstanding all the vigilance of the Rajah's guards. And yet all these valiant heroes were in some degree infected, givinsr slierht cuts at cat or dog men, just as they them- i i -t i , y seives mciinea to support the cat or dog question." And so matters would have remained either to the day of the final depopula tion of Shorapoor or doomsday itself but ior ine wise oia xsrahmm who had given such timely warning to turn out the stranger. He nad m reality been auietlv chuck ling a little, as many are wont to do who have lived to see their prophecies first despised and then fulfilled, but, his heart relenting, he hastened to the palace, and prostrating himself before the Rajah with hands joined . together, he thus spoke: " May I be your sacrifice, O thou eater of mountains and drinker of rivers ! I have a petition to make in this matter of cat and dog," . f ' It sliall be beard," replied the Rajah. " Thou art a wise man ; what dost thou say? dog cat-dog and cat, or cat and dog ? For my own part I shall re serve my decision, though somewhat in clining te the opinion that the cat caused all the mischief, and for this reason because if the dog had not seen the cat, he very probably would not have chased her" out of sight out of mind" being one of the oldest as well as the truest of proverb"- .. ,: , -'"Alas ! that I should differ from your Highness Bri e Falcon, terrible in war the most valiant of the State the tiger oi the country," replied the Prime Minister. "How could that cat help being worried by the dog ? and did not nature give her a right to go where she pleased.' So the whole court took at once differ ent sides, and matters might have come to a serious explosion, even within the sacred walls of the palace itself, but for the Brahmin, who again lifted up his voice and said : " May it please your Highness ! Let me declare to you that it was neither the dog nor the cat that caused the misery, but the n'y and the honey." "The fly and the honey! The fly and the honey I" exclaimed the aston ished Rajah. " What honey and what fly?" And as this was a perfectly new idea the assembly listened -with profound at tention while the holy man unfolded the true history of the case he having seen the stranger and warned the people against him. How accurately he had observed the drop of honey daubed against the walls. Then the approach of the fly, he sly gliding of the lizard, the wily creeping of the cat, and the stealthy, vindictive movements of the dog involving all these creatures in much pain and diffi culty, and which afterward overspread the city. " Hold, learned man," cried the Ra jah ; " thou hast said well ; my eyes are opened !" and he desired search to be made for the man who had too well earned the title of Mischief -Maker, but he was nowhere either to be found or heard of, and the poor flour dealer, who stood among the prisoners with a band aged head, declared that the villain had not even paid for the honey that caused the whole tumult. "Well," exclaimed the Rajah, after a profound pause, "here now may most plainly be seen a proof if any such were required that my subjects only want a pretext, no matter what, to quarrel, and they are sure to go to loggerheads. " I now throw no blame on either the cat or dog, for each animal followed its own peculiar instinct. The blame and the punishment, too, must light upon the owners of the dog and cat for fight ing, and thus inducing others to espouse so ridiculous a quarrel." And forthwith he ordered all the prin cipal rioters into confinement, saying also to the rest of the people : jo home now, fools that yon are, and try whether you cannot make up your minds to live in peace with one an other. I cannot prevent your keeping dogs and cats, because, were I to do so, we should be devoured by vermin and exposed to robberv. Tint this T M mil you shall not turn yourselves into cats j i -I f i . i uiiu uogs ior me iuture witn impunity. Depart !" So they all sneaked off, and the active little man whose head somebody had broken, scratched it and said : " Only think how well that, nt. fellow knew us all !" Care of Cancer. Since the failure of cundurango as a specific for the cure of cancer, people have looked with' incredulity upon anv reported cure of this terrible disease by . .1 il T . -r i. ai - Tr , uuusuiu lutmous. jjui me jvansas yJitj Times gives an account of a cure per formed in that place which is worthy the attention of physicians. Mr. A. C. Chace, a well-known resident of Kansas City, discovered, about six years ago, a small red spot growing; upon his left cheek, immediately below the eye, which soon developed into an undoubted cancer. For two years Mr. Chace had had the best medical advice, and tried every remedy suggested by his physi cians, without gaining any benefit, the cancer continually increasing in size un til it threatened to eat away his face. Finally a council of physicians recom mended the use of the knife as the onlv means of relief, but this resort involved so much danger that it was not em ployed. At this point the proprietor of the Turkish baths in Kansas City de clared that he could cure the cancer in fifteen days, and Mr. Chace determined to try the effect of his treatment. He was placed in the Turkish bath for two hours each day for seven days, with a temperature at 170, when it was found that the cancer was loosening. A poul tice was then applied, and in a few days the ugly protuberance dropped out, roots, fangs, and all, leaving nothing except the indentation in the face where the cancer had been. The cure was pronounced complete. A Boy's Joubnal. Dorry. a boy six years old, thinks he will do as other men have done : " March 12 Have resolved to keep a jurnal. "March 12 Had rost befe for diner. and cabbage, and potato and appel sawse, and rice puding. I do not like rice pud- ing when it is like ours. Charley Slack's kind is rele good. Mush and sirup for tea. " March 19 Forgit what did. John and me saved our pie to take to schule. , " March 21 Forgit what did. Gridel cakes for breakfast. Debby didn't fry enuff. "March 2-t This is Sunday. Corn befe for diner. Studdied my Bibel les son. Aunt Issy said I was gredy. Have resolved not to think so much about things to ete. Wish I was better boy. Not pertickeler for tea. " March Uo i orgit what did. " March 27 Forgit what did. "March 29 Played. " March 31 Forgit what did. " April 1 Have dessided not to kepe a jurnal enny more." A Pennsylvania woman who has for two vears been afflicted bv cancer. nd has been treated by eminent physi cians without ODtaining renei, areamea that a stranger came to her house and gave her some medicines, saying that they would effectually cure her. Next day, on going to the door and looking out, she saw the identical man of her dream approaching the house. He offered her a bottle of medicine to cure her cancer. She took it, followed his direc tions, and is now as bad as ever. We learn from the East Saginaw (Mich,) Enterprise that the preliminary steps have already been taken for the construction of large iron steamers, to run upon the transit line between Pere Marquette and Manitowoc, which are to be built of sufficient strength to make the trip safely at all seasons of the year, and are to be finished and furnished in in elegant style. Wonders of Arizona! Lost August, during the diamond ex citement, a party of rough, hardy, cour ageous men started, off into Arizona, looking for diamonds, it was generally believed. The party, however, started in search of rich gold and silver deposits which were discovered by an old pro prietor and frontiersman, and were under guidance of the informant. The follow ing interesting accounf of their adven tures was learned from one of the ex plorers, Col. W. T. Roberts, and is published in the San Francisco Chron icle: They proceeded without adven tures until they reached the Great Desert, which the Chronicle says is in the northeastern corner of Arizona, near the boundary of Utah and Colorado, lying in a tract of country marked on the maps " Unexplored Regions." It is a desolate-looking, uninhabited region, seldom trod by foot of civilized man and shunned by the Indians. For miles on miles, fnrthoi- tlmn flio eye can reach, these barren wastes stretch away in a continuous succession of desert table lands and yawning chasms. It is a wild, dreary, inhos pitable, boundless waste, a very em bodiment of desolation. For fourteen days the party lost their trail in the desert, and nearly perished with thirst and hunger, at one time going thirty-six hours without water. One day, while traveling in one of the impassable gorges seeking a place where they could scale its craggy sides, Roberts discovered the ruins of what was once a large and populous city. He had gone up the gorge about two miles above the main party, when he saw some wild sheep and followed them for some distance; they turned out of the canon, and he' finding a place where he could clamber up on foot, pursued them to the top. Suddenly emerging on the top of a mesa, he was amazed at finding himself among the extended ruins of a great city, un trodden by foot of man for centuries, and spreading out miles before him. It covered an area of about three square miles, and was inclosed by a wall of sandstone, neatly quarried and dressed, ten or twelve feet thick, and which, judging by the debris, was fifteen or twenty feet high before its fall. In most places it had crumbled away and fallen, and was covered with sand, but in many places it was still stand - o VA viuu feet bove the sand-banks which had drifted around it. The entire area in side of this had at one time been covered with houses, built of solid sandstone, which showed excellent masonry in their construction. This ancient city is situ ated in Arizona, about ninety miles from the boundary line between Utah "and Arizona, and the same distance from the Western Colorado line. It has the ap pearance of being an old Aztec city that has been deserted for hundreds of vears and fallen to ruins. It is entire'lv of sto.ie, and not a stick of worked timber is to be seen among the ruins. Nothing but the walls are standing, and none of them are now left more than eight or ten feet above the sand, which is eight or ten feet deep. CoL Roberts Ls confident from the appearance of the walls that many of the houses were two or three stories high, but there was not enough of them left standing to judge accurately or the style of architecture adopted by the ancient builders of this city. Col. Roberts estimates that there were at least 20,000 houses in this city. It was laid out in plazas, with paths or small streets from one to the other There was evidently one main highway extending through the center of the city. This has been cut down by the winter torrents into a yawning chasm 600 or 800 feet deep, and 300 wide. It is evident that this chasm has been washed out since the city was built, because the walls of many of the houses are now over hanging the brink, and it is not reason able to suppose that a. nitv wnnlrl lmm been built on each side of such a chasm. Ine walls still bear the traces, of many hieroerlvphies. cut deen into tliem olmw. ing various Indian customs and'super- suiions. xnere are also the ruins of statelv mnmimonts Viiiilt nf ammt-a ll.l- f " ' j 1.1 V. sandstone, well quarried and showing good masonry, which are worked with notches and crosses cnt into th.om ot. regular intervals. The ruins are covered Ta"L 3 i i i -i , I wim sana, wmcn joi. rtoDerts says he I is confident has blown thpr fmm t.l desert, a short distance to the south, since tne city was deserted. He thinks this was a fertile tract of country when the city was built, and that the inhabit ants were forced to desert it on account of the high winds which blew the sand in there after the waters with which it is believed the desert was once covered had receded. This sand has become packed and is solidified by the rains, and is almost as hard as the sandstene, There is a large ditch, now partly filled up, running from the city away back in the hills ten to fourteen miles from the city, and it is believed this was made for the r i J ---;- " ' ' ' the city for irrigating the ground and for other purposes. The walls of the houses are rough and worn by the storms oi centuries, which have worn into the soft Tilanea in thfi snnlatrmA even in the walls overhanging the preci pice. The sandstone does not. bear anv marks of fire, and CoL Roberts is con- 4 3 A. It Ml I 1 . . nueni mat tne sand-storms which have nearlv buried the citv rendered it. unin habitable and compelled its ancient in- 'A J . -1 . . naonants to desert it. jno bones, im plements or relics of anv kind -were found, with the exception of some pieces t -, , i ui poiiery oi a aars coior. A precedent for the proposed action in Louisiana in the inauguration of two Governors, occurred in Wisconsin seven teen years ago. The candidates for Gov ernor at the preceding election were Hon. Wm. A. Barstow and Hon. Coles Bashford. The State Board of Can vassers gave the certificate to the former. dub the latter was proceeding by a writ of quo warranto to contest the question before the Supreme Court. The ques tion had not been decided when the day arrived for the inauguration of the Gov erned elecf, and, both claimants took the oath of office. After the State had en joyen the luxury of two Governors for a week or more, the Supreme Court de cided the case in favor of Bashford, who, having been sworn in on the day desig nated by law, was prepared to enter im mediately upon his duties. Chicago Times. ' . - Foot-warmebs are now supplied in the railroad carriages on three Of the great lines in England. . TO BED.-"" "" I know a little boy, - And I've often heard tt said, That he never was so tired V That he wished to go to beC Though he scarcely can hold n i; His drowsy little head, ; Yet, this very foolish boy 1 ; Oannot bear to go to bed. When the big golden snn Has laid down to sleep ; ' When the lambs every one . -Are lying by the sheep; When underneath its wing Every chick takes its head Still this odd little boy , , Does not like to go to bod. Pith and Point. If the world is round how on earth can it come to an end ? The heaviest speeches don't always have the greatest weight. When are two kings like three miles ? When they make a league. Why should a magistrate be very cold ? Because he represents just-ice. Why are horses in winter like meddle some gossip ? Because they are bearers of idle tales. Why is a person who asks questions the strangest of individuals? Because he is the querist. Can a gentleman who sees a young lady home under an umbrella be fitly des ignated a rain-beau? The following neat toast was proposed at a recent dinner in New York : " The ladies Their eyes kindle the only flame against which there is no insurance." A Georgia negro was overpaid 100 on a check by a bank, and he returned the money. The local paper says this is another evidence that the race can never be civilized. A Kansas man dropped a little note to a, neighbor's wife, inviting her to meet him under the pale silver moon. The husband got the note first, and kept the appointment. Two doctors have been at work on the Kansas man, in whom they found a rich lead mine. There is evidently some " outcome" in the boy in Prof. Hailman's school "wn Of wrote the composition upon " the pin," a subject chosen by his teacher. Knowing the boy's aversion to literary efforts, his teacher exacted lint twn of fences. After considerable effort. little hern nrndnneil tliefnllTO. tt T; r iviuuiviniig, a lilts are very useful. They have saved the u a gititt miuij men, women, ana children in fact whole families." In reply to his astonished teacher's question as to the manner in which the lives of so many people had been saved through the instrunientalitv of nins the cently remarked : Why, by not swal lowing them. Foreign Items. BiSMAacK stands 5 feet 11. Kaiser William is 5 feet 10. Italy has entered the market as a ship-builder. The French Assembly is composed of 768 members. Amadecs of Spain Ls said to be suffer ing from poison. The Pope has lost 200,000 by a falli ble Brussels bank. . . Victor Hugo, contrary to general be lief, is a poor man. Henry Dickens, son of "Boz," is studying for the bar. Poole, tailor of London, retires with a pool of 2,500,000. The death is announced of Goethe's oaughter-in-law, aged 75. Josiah Mason, of Birmingham, En gland, has given 10,000,000 to his town, and been knighted therefor. The population of Australia is esti mated at 2,500,000 English-speaking people, with a commerce of $400,000,000 yearly. The demand for hand-made lace has improved in Europe, and the skilled lace-makers of France are busily em ployed. The beet-sugar industry of Germany and France is prosperous, and in both countries the production has largely in creased. The introduction of street railroads in England widens the market for Ameri can inventions of machinery or appli ances connected therewith. A large number of workmen are candidates for election to the British Parliament. Even Mr. Disraeli will be opposed by one in his district. Garibaldi's second wife is 35 years old, and is described as a dark, hand some woman, with fierce eyes, and thick hair parted at the side of the head. Bible Revision. The question of a revision of the Bible in the vulgar tongue has been agitated for a number of years, until quite recently, without result. Many abortive attempts were made to begin the work, but it was not till the Convocation of Canterbury, at its session of May 6, 1870, took the matter np and appointed a committee consisting of eight bishops and several deans, at the head of whom were Deans Alford and Stanley, that the movement took an organic form. This committee met and organized shortly after the adjournment of the convocation. It divided itself into two companies and added to its numbers such scholars, ministers and laymen as it was thought could assist in its revision of the Old or New Testament Scriptures. Subsequently an American Revisory Committee was organized at the instance of Dr. Schaff it is to be considered on a similar footing with the English companies. Until the work is completed the changes made in the au thorized version will be kept a secret. In St. Louis, Sunday, a gentleman sitting in a barber's chair, while being lathered, observed the knight of the razor every now and then throw some soap suds out of the mug upon the floor and set his foot in them. The barber explained to him that there - were a lot of little snakes in the mug, and that they kept crawling up on the brush, but the gentleman thought he would go out and get a morning paper before being shaved, and he went. Miss Clara Louise Kellogg is cred ited with having refused more offers of marriage than any other woman of her - 1.1. - j 4 age in me country. t