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"THEE LUES OF EASTER. /5 Easter lilies freshly bloom O'er the conquered tomb; Cups of incense, pure and fair, Pour oblations on the air. Easter glory sudden flows Through the portal none can close; Death and darkness flee away, Christ the Lord is risen today. Shining forms are sitting by Where the folded garments lie; Loving Mary knows no fear While the waiting angels hear. "They have taken my Lord away, Know ye where he lies today?" Sweet they answer to her cry, As their pinions pass her by. See the Master stand to greet Her that weepeth at his feet. "Mary!" At the tender word Well she knows her risen Lord! All her love and passion breaks In the single word she speaks Here the sweet "Rabbont!" tell All her woman heart so welli "Quickly go, and tell it out Unto others round about. Thou hast been forgiven much; Tellit, Mary, unto such. By thy love within thy heart, This my word to them impart; Death shall touch thy soul no more, Christ thy Lord has gone beforel" THE VIOLET GIRL. VWhat Tiny Joe Told Little Nell About Easter and Its Flowers. "Violets, sweet violets; who will buy my violets?" A chorus of voices in wild confusion called upon the passers by to purchase the bunches of spring flowers that had sprung up after the winter snows to greet the glad resurreo tion feast. They had taken their stand outside Covent garden, these poor women and girls whose bread depended upon the sale of their violets. It was growing dark, and Easter eve, too, and this was their last chance. If the flow ers were not sold before they went to their wretched homes, they would be lost, all dead and withered before Monday morning. There was a girl who stood among the crowd, holding her basket in her hand, but not opening her lips, not joining in the gen eral clamor, only leaning against the wall, and looking so pale and wretched, it went to one's heart to think that there was such misery ii the world as was written on that fair young face. For it was very fair, in spite of the tale it told of poverty and want; there was something in the girl's whole ap pearance different to the people among whom she was standing, something of refinement to which they were strangers, and which they could not understand. They ran after every one who passed, screaming, vociferating, entreating; she stood in her place, not speak ing a single word, only standing there with that look of mute entreaty upon her poor, thin face. "VIOLETS, WHO WILL BUY MY VIOLETS" "Nell, why don't you speak, why don't you un after the gentlefolks?" said a good na tured looking red faced woman; "it's your only chance; I've got rid of six bunches in the last half hour." "I cannot," answered Nell; "don't ask me; indeed, indeed, I cannot; if they want the flowers they will come and buy them, but it's no good to make them give their money when they had rather keep it." The woman opened her round eyes, and looked at Nell wonderingly. "If you're so mighty squeamish you ain't likely to get on; take my advice, and don't be silly-make the folks buy; I tell you they won't do it without being axed-come, run after that young swell; a bunch of vilets in his buttonhole would make quite a gentle man of him." "No, I cannot, indeed I cannot." "Very well, then, I will," and Nancy Drake followed a young man half way down the street, and at last induced him to buy some of her flowers. Meanwhile Nell still stood in her old place, and by the time Nancy returned the girl had found a customer. A little maiden, about 10 years old, with a respectable looking, whit; capped nurse, stool before her. The little lady bore about her whole appearance unmistakable signs of ease and luxury. "How much are they-the flowers?"' she said. "Three pence a bunch," replied' ell, mod estly. "I mean how much for all of them? I want them for the church, you know, to put round the altar Easter Sunday." Poor Nell could scarcely believe her ears or conceal her great joy at so good a piece of luck, as she handed the flowers to the maid, who gave her in return more morey than she had had for many a day. "Flowers for the church," mused Nell. "I wonder why they put them there. I wonder what Easter meoans. I guess it isonly forthe qnluaty-grand ladies and grand little girls like the one who bought my flowers." Thus soilcquizing and hugging her pence and hap iesNell Iastened to make lier way -.me . BIut nding herself in front of a brlliantly lighted church, she paused to again consider the problem that had sopuz sled her. Tiny Joe, the poor little hunch back, who lived round the corner from Nell's own humble home, stood1here too. Joe went to Sunday school, he would know. "What'sEaster day?' asked oell, laying her hand on Tiny Je's armn. "Why is today Easter eve? Is it something for the rich. Tiny Joees datk eyes turned wonderingly npon the flower girl's face, as he said im Its for you, it's for me, it's for all;" and then he told her in his simple way of the joy that had come at Christmas when the holy on to speak of Good Friday,.when Christ was nailed upon the cross, so that he might take sallto-."v"with him in heaven; hetold of all his suferings, how he was laid in the gar den grave, and then came the story of the Easter joy-how he rose again from the dead, and how he has gone back to his place in heaven to ask God to take us there because he died for us, "and oh, Nell," said Joe, when he had ended his wondrous tale, "never mind how poor or how hungry we are, and what pain we have to suffer, so long as we think of all that Jesus bore for us, and remember the Easter joy, how he rose again, to show us that after we was dead we should rise again also and live with him for ever in the beautiful city where there's no more pain." Nell, who had listened to the story in breathless astonishment, said: "Can we go inr' and the boy, in reply, led her up the stone steps and through the vestibule into the brightly lighted church. Therewere flowers, beautiful ow - ruusa oy numousseu awa There were violets, her own violets, around the chancel. There were bright hymns, more beautiful than the flower girl had ever heard in her life. Everything seemed to tell of the Easter gladness. Nell understood little of the sermon, but all seemed to speak of the same thing, and as she wished to know more about it she de cided she would go to school the next night and begin to learn. And so she did, proving long before the year was out one of the most diligent of the many pupils who attended the night school "WHAT'S EASTER DAY?" ASKED NELL. In this short tale it cannot be told in de tail how the girl, naturally quick and intel ligent, gradually rose from her humble sta tion as a violet girl to a respected teacher in that same school. All will believe, however, that Nell in after life never saw a sweet violet without recalling that Easter eve when, hand in hand with Tiny Joe, she resolved to live a new life-a life removed from poverty and ignorance. LOVE MAKING AT EASTER. The season of Eastertide, which originally brought thanksgiving and joy of a religious nature only, has come to be observed by the younger portion of humanity as a fitting time in which to exchange friendly and even love tokens in the way of bonbonnieres and other gifts more or less remotely related to the feathered tribe and itp products. The ideaof fabricating imitation eggs in sugar, precious metals and choice porcelains is of compara tively recent origin. But their manufacture has become, not only in France and Ger many, but in New York as well, a source of important traffic. About the beginning of December the leading factories of bon bons, both abroad and in this country, begin their preparations for Easter. Not only are the bonbons themselves; in some degree works of art, but the bags, baskets and boxes made to contain them are still more so. These latter are models of taste and elegance. For instance, a basket formed of straw, satin and flowers, the bot tom of which is covered with a lace pocket handkerchief, as though it were simply a graceful addition to the satin lining on which repose the egg shaped bonbons. But this handkerchief costs a good many dollars, and thus some lovesick swain is enabled, when sending a lady seemingly a few score of de licious bonbons, to make her a handsome present in the most delicate possible way. A silver egg that opens in half on touching some mysterious spring forms a pleasing re ceptacle for a jeweled brooch, sinmulatiug an Easter lily, or, if one feels so inclined, to cele bratethis second New Year's day, a betrothal ring. f -0 S . CCPID'S Psairs. This custom of sending presents at Easter originated in France, where it for a time was' the fashion for a gentleman to send the younger relatives of his fiance a box or bas ket of choice bonbons. From this the cus tom grew to flowers and bonbons to the fiance herself, and the receptacles for the flowers and bonbons became more and more expensive, and finally ended in the concealing of costly presents in the Easter package. In New York Easter cards, song books in dec orative bindings, silver covered prayer books, and articles of jewelry, simulating early spring flowers and birds are numbered with fashionable and popular Easter gifts. EASTER MONDAY'S QUAINT SPORTS. On Easter Monday, in "ye olden time," even the clergy and women indulged in the delights of ball playing. In many instances it formed a part of the church service, bish ops and deans taking a ball to church and at the beginning of the anthem, while danc ing to the music, threw it to the choristers, who handed it back and forth to one another during the singing. After this service they all retired for refreshments, which usually consisted in a dish of bacon and tansy pud ding. An old rhyme referring to these customs reads somewhat as follows: At stool ball, Lucia, let us play, Forsugar, cakes o wine, Or for a tansy let us pay, The loss be thine or mine. If thou, my dear, a winner be, - At twirling of the ball, The wager thou shalt have, and me And my misfortunes all. Another Easter Monday game was running a race for a tansy cake. Just why these singular sports should have been considered appropriate to the Easter festivities the wise ones fail to tell us. The playing at ball or running a race for a tansy cake might-very likely did-have its foundation in a desire to keep alive the memory of the bitter herbs at the paschal feast, theugh some old writers ignore any spiritual meaning, and one speaks of tansy cakes in this wise: "In the spring time they are made with the leaves hereof newly sprung up, and with eggs, cakes, or tansies, which be pleasant in taste and good for the stomacke; for if any bad humors cleave thereunto, it doth per tectly concoct them, and scowre them down wards." THE FEAST OF FEASTS.. ORIGIN AND SIGNIFICANCE OF EASTER, THE CHRISTIAN PASSOVER. Ceremonies Attending the Observance -f Eastertide Among Many Nations-Mov able Feasts Regulated by Easter Day. Custom of Distributing Pasch Eggs.. The term Easter, signifying the Christian passover and the festival of the resurrection of Christ, is probably derived from the name 2f the Teutonic goddess of spring, Ostera or Oestre, whose festival occurs about the same lm .w )astheO1 wenne 01 no Sraer. Those of the early Christians who believed the Christian passover to be a commemora ' t THE OLD CUSTOM OF HEAVING. tion of Christ's death, adhered to the custom of holding the Easter festivity on theday prescribed for the Jewish peach-the four teenth day of the first month; that is, the lunar month of which the fourteenth day either falls on or next after the day of the vernal equinox. But most of the Christian churches, attach ing greater importance to the day of Christ's resurrection, held to Easter's being cele brated on the Sunday which followed the fourteenth day of the moon of March, the day on which Christ suffered. This question was the cause of a serious difference in the church as early as the Sec ond century, and was not finally settled until the Council of Nice in the year 325. The rule was then adopted which brings Easter day always on the first Sunday after the full enoon which happens on or next after March 21, and if the full moon happens on a Sun day, Easter day is the Sunday after. By this arrangement Easter may come as early as March 22 or as late as April 25. Easter Sunday occurs this year on the 1st day of A.he Dresent season is by no means satisfac VI A. - mss. f - - 41 tory, and it has been frequently urged of late years that Easter should be made a fixed festival, a Sunday late in April being cele brated, or that nearest the 5th of April, which, according to Haydn, was the date of the original Easter day, as Advent Sunday is the nearest Sunday to St. Andrew's day, whether before or after. A well known pro fessor of astronomy in one of our leading colleges, in reference to this subject, says: "The fact is that the date of Easter Sunday simply depends upon the fullness of a hypo thetical and supposititious moon, invented and made to move in an impossible manner by Pope Hilarius, the supposed movements of which are such as occasionally to make Easter Sunday vary by five weeks from the date given by the real moon." It is needless, however, to say that any attempt to change the system of fining Easter day would be certain to precipitate the liveliest kind of an ecclesiastical uproar, although it might not bring armed mobs into the streets to clamor for "the stolen days," as happened with the change in the calendar. Easter, which is now preceded by Lent, in early days was introduced by fasting on one day only--the Friday in Passion wee : known as Good Friday. By and by the time was extended to forty hours in token that Christ had lain that long in the tomb, and from this it was finally prolonged to forty days the season of the temptation in the wilder ness. On Easter morning the primitive Christians saluted each other with the words, "Christ is arisen," to which the person ad dressed answered, "Christ is arisen, indeed," a custom which is still retained in the Greek church. All the ceremonies attending the observ ance of Easter were at first very simple, but in the early part of the Fourth century a de cided change was brought about by Con stantine, who, naturally fond of parade, sig nalized his love of display by celebrating this festival with extraordinary pomp. At the vigils instituted for Easter eve, when the people remained in the churches, huge tapers of wax were burned; these were however, not confined to the churches, but were placed all over the city. Easter Sunday was observed with elaborate ceremonials, the pope officiating at mass with every imposing accessory that could be brought to bear in that service. The churches were adorned at this season like theatres, and crowds poured in tosee the sepulchers which were erected representing the whole scene of our Savior's entombment. A general belief prevailed that the Lord's second coming would be on Easter eve, there fore the sepulchers were watsed through the night until 3 o'clock in the morning, when two of the oldest monks would enter and take out a beautiful image of the resurrection, which was elevated before the people during _ the singing of the anthem, "Christus Resur genas." It was then carried to the high altar, and, a procession being formed, a canopy of velvet was borne over it by ancient gentle men. They proceeded round the exterior of .he church by the light of torches, all sing rejoicing and praying, until coming gain to the high altar it was there placed to ,anain until Ascension day. In many places 'be monks personated all the characters con ,cted with the event they celebrated, and ' hrs rendered the scene still morepicturesque. Many of the old customs of Eastertidestill lnger with us. The peasantry in certain ajortions of England and Scotland, up to a veryrecent date, observed the absurd cus tom of "lifting" or "heaving," as it was ea"ed. On Easter Monday the men, carrying chairs, went about insisting that all the women they met should take a seat and be lifted up three times The performance was accompanied with loud shouts, and the ex ng of a kiss for each one of the lifters. r-~gemnr1ns a .. futwo ý ý·ous i de, and the chair, gayly decorated, to be raised high above the heads of the lifters It is further related that any preferring were allowed to pay a forfeit of money, instead of the kiss, before they were let out. On Tuesday the women took their turn, and we read that so anxious were they to do their full part in this ri4iculous proceeding, that they were wont to guard every avenue to the town and stop every passenger, pedes trian, equestrian or vehicular. It was a crude imagination that could see any repre sentation in this to the resurrection of our Savior. But as such it was intended. Not only were the women allowed a-sih in the sport of "heaving" or "lifting," but they had their own football match in a quiet sort of a way. The good and healtbful prac tice of archery was not forgotten at the Shrove Tuesday and Easter Monday meet ings; the reward for the best shot was pro vided, in many localities, not by the guilds, but by the bridegrooms of the community. The custom of distributing the "Pace" or "Pasch" eggs, which was once almost uni versal among Christians, is still observed among children the world over and by the peasantry in certain portions of the Old World. The boys play with these hard boiled eggs like balls, throwing them into the air or rolling them about the fields, and fre quently knocking them together tosee which will break first, the broken egg becoming the property of those whose eggs remain whole. Easter week is still the great season at Rome, for Italy is Catholic if the pope is not king. The greatest preparations are made for Easter Sunday, which is celebrated with elaborate ceremonials. The day is ushered in by the firing of cannons, and early in the morning carriages with their eager freight of men and women begin to roll toward St. Peter's, which is richly decorated for the occasion, the altars freshly ornamented and the lights around the tomb of St. Peter all blazing. On this day the pope officiates at mass with every imposing accessory that human inven tiop can devise. From a hall in the palace of the vatican he is carried into the church, seated in his chair, borne on the shoulders of his officers. On his head he wears a round gilded cap representing a triple crown, which is supposed to signify spiritual power, tem poral power and a union of both. Qn all sides of him are carried large fans composed 0 "" PLATING WITH PASCH EGG. of ostrich feathers, in which are placed the eye like parts of peacock feathers to repre sent the eyes or vigilance of the church. When in the church he rests under a rich canopy of silk. The pope, after officiating at mass at the high altar, is borne with the same ceremony, to the sound of music, back through the crowded church to a balcony over the central doorway. There, surrounded by his principal officers, he rises from his chair of state and pronounces a benediction, with indulgences and absolution. The crowd of people who witness this most imposing of all the ceremonies of Rome at this season is immense. Below the balcony at which the pope appears to pronounce the benediction is the densest crowd, which watches with upturned faces the falling of the papers containing copies of the prayers that have been uttered, which are thrown down into the midst of this restless multitude by the pope and his assistants This being jubilee year these ceremonies commemorat ing Easter week at Rome are of unusual magnificence. All the movable religious feasts are regu lated by Easter day. Easter Sunday this year, in consequence of the lunar movements, falls early in April, and as a natural result Candlemas was earlier than usual. It oc curred Feb. 2, and the wholesale dealers in candles throughout Christendom prepared, as usual, alarge amount of candles for the de mand arising from the religious occasion. The devout of the Catholic church, from the richest to the poorest, make an offering of candles at their respective churches on Candlemas day. Some of these candles are very elaborate, being made by hand and composed of pure wax. Some made for the high altar in the cathedral- and other churches in New York cost, with their elab orate ornamentation, from $250 to $500 each. Persons of moderate means offer candles less expensive, but even the poorest of the con gregation present a candle made of pure wax. These candles are blessed on Candlesmas day, and all the devout are presented with a blessed candle to be used on special occasions in their homes. To be denied one of the blessed candles by the priest is a punishment which is regarded in a serious manner, and the refusal is only made when the applicant has offended the laws of the church. Candle mas day is, therefore, one of the solemn events of the church. and is usually observed strictly by all true Catholics. The last Sunday in October (30th` bas been set aside as "Prisoners' Sunday." THE SUN DANCING ON EASTER DAY. There is not an important festival in the Christian year concerning which there were not, in the olden time, more or less supersti tions, and concerning as important a day as Easter they were abundant. It was, in the middle ages, a common idea that the sun danced on Easter day. As to the origin of the superstition, there appears to be no defi nite explanation. All are familiar with Sir John Sucklings matchless little poem, "The Bride," in which occur the lines: But, oh, she dances such a way No sun upon an Easter day Is half so fine a sight. It is a curious fact that both Brand and Hone, who misquote Sir John Suckling's besatiful lines fail to credit their autorhip as aim,,- u edar-i uppesr mr wrote them and dismiss them with the rea mark that they are in an old ballad. In Danton's "Athenian Oracle" occurs the inquiry "Why does thesun at his rising play more on Easter day than Whitsundayr" The question is answered thus: I" A THE SUN UPON AN KASTEB DAY. "The matter of fact is an old, weak super stitious error, and the sun neither plays nor works on Easter day more than any other. It is true, it may sometimes happen to shine brighter that morning than any other; but if it does it is purely accidental. In some parts of England they call it the lamb play idg, which they look for as soon as the sun rises, in some clear or spring water, and is nothing but the pretty reflection it makes from the water which they may find at any time, if the sun rises clear and they them selves early and unprejudiced with fancy." The folly was kept up by the fact that no one could view the sun steadily at any hour, and those who choose to look at it or at its reflection in the water saw it apparently move as they would on any other day. Again, from "The British Apollo," 1708, a supposed question to the sun himself upon the subject elicits a suitable answer: Q.-Old wives, Phmebus, say That on Easter Day To the music o' th' spheres you do caper; If the fact, sir, be true, Pray let's the cause know, When you have any room in your paper. A.-The old wives get merry, With spiced ale or sherry, On Easter, which makes them romance; And whilst In a rout Their brains whirl about, They fancy we caper and dance. Brand says he heard of when a boy, and could not positively say from remembrance whether he had not seen it tried, an ingen ious method of making an artificial sun dance on Easter Sunday. A vessel full of water was set out in the open air, in which the reflected sun seemed to dance, from the tremnlonne mnntn of the watA, WAS IT THE HEN OR THE HARE! A curious'custom prevails in Germany, for which there appears no explanation. Hares are, in the popular belief of the children, transformed for the nonce into oviparous animals, and you see in the pastry cooks' windows animals of that species as large as life, modeled in sugar, and sitting upright in a nest, surrounded by any quantity of eggs. The fresh, simple minded German children believe implicitly in this egg producing power of the hare; and when, about Easter time, they see one running across a field, they clap their hands and shout after it: "Hare, good little hare, lay plenty of eggs for us on Easter day!" Implicit belief in the hare as the author of Easter eggs does not exist among the young people of all countries, however. The little maiden depicted in the illustration here given is evidently in doubt on which to pin her faith, the fluffy hen or the fleeting hare. THE PERPLEXED DREAMER. It is the custom in German families on Easter eve to place sugar and real eggs (the former usually filled with bonbons or tiny playthings) in a nest, and then conceal it in the house or garden, in order that the young ones, who always rise at break of day on that important morning, may have the delight of seeking and finding the hidden treasures. Happy the little ones who are thus taught to associate joy and pleasure with the deepest mysteries of that religion which among us istoo often made the harbinger of gloom and restraint. THE RESURRECTION FLOWER. Stories That Are Told of This Natural Wonder. Travelers in Egypt, who profess to have seen the genuine resurrection flower, describe it as a little ball hanging on its fragile stem, and resembling both in color and shape a shrunken poppy head. Sleeping, but not dead, the fower is aroused by being for an instant immessed in water and then sup ported in an upright position. Soon the upper fibers begin to stir. Slowly, yet vis ibly, they unfold, until, with petals thrown back in eqnidistant order, it assumes the ap pearance of a beautifully radiated, starry fower, not unfik some of the asters in form. Besting a moment, it suddenly, as though Inspired by some new impulse, throws its very heart to the daylight, curving back its petals farther still and 'disclosing beauties undreamed of even in the loveliness of its first awakening. To say that, in general effect, its appear ance resembles the passion flower, is to give but a poor description, and yet one searches in vain for a more fitting comparison. Lack Ing entirely the strong contrasts in color of the latter, it yet wears a halo of its own, un like any other in the whole range of floral ef feets When viewed through a powerful lens, one traveler claims the heart of the flower, which, to the naked eye, lies flooded in a warm, colorless light, assumes the most ex quisite iridescent hues, far more beautiful than the defined tints of the passion fower. Melting to the eye in its jniciness and deli cacy, yet firm in its pure outline and rounded finish, it bears the same relation to that eh.esn type of the great Suffering, that peace bears to passion, or that promise bears to prayer. Soon the aspect of the flower changes. As though o e-r the well spring of its eternal life hangs some ruthless power forcing it back into darkness, before an hour has passed, we can see that its newly found vigor is fading away. The pulsing light at its heart grows fainter and fainter-slowly the petals raise themselves, to drop wearily side by side upon its bosom-and finally, its beauty vanished, its strength exhausted, it hangs heavy and brown upon its stem, waiting for the touch that alone can waken it again. This rare botanical wonder, blooming one moment before admiring eyes, and next lying dried and shriveled, is not without its legend. ary interest, though the_ odor of its oriental history has, by this time, been neary blown away by that sharp simoom of investigation, ..as. -o t a. .~wmay wnIrlea so many pretty fables and theories into oblivion. The story of the resurrection flower, as given in 1856 by the late Dr. Deck, the naturalist; is as follows: While traveling on a professional tour in Upper Egypt, eight years before, engaged in exploring for some lost emerald and copper mines, he chanced to render medical service to an Arab attached to his party. In grati. tude the child of the desert formally pre senten to him this now called "Resurrection Flower," at the same time enjoining him never to part with it. Like the fabled gift of the Egyptian, it was supposed to have "magic in the web of it." The doctor was solemnly assured by the Arab and others of his race that it had been taken ten years be fore from the breast of an Egyptian mummy, a high priestess, and was deemed a great rarity; that it would never decay if properly cared for; that its possession through life would tend to revive hope in adversity, and, if buried with its owner, would insure for him "hereafter all the enjoyments of the Seventh Heaven of Mohammed. When pre sented, this flower was one of two hanging upon the same stem. Dr. Deck carefully pre served one. The twin specimen he presented to Baron Humboldt, who acknowledged it to be the greatest floral wonder yet seen and the only one he had met with in the course of his extensive travels. For years the doctor carried his treasure with him everywhere, prizing it for its in trinsic qualities and invariably awakening the deepest interest whenever be chanced to display its wondrous powers. During the remainder of his life, it is claimed, he caused the flower to open many times, without caus ing any diminution of its marvelous property or any injury whatever to it. DEATH OF HENRY BERGH. The Friend of "Our Dumb Animals" Joins the Majority. Henry Bergh, the founder of the New York society, and indirectly the many societies throughout the United States, for the pre vention of cruelty to animals, is dead. Mr. Bergh was born in New York in 1823, and was the son of Christian Bergh, a man of German ancestry and a prominent ship builder. The family being wealthy the son was liberally educated, and attended Colum bia college. Before completing his course he went abroad, where he remained five years. Prior to his departure, he married a Miss Taylor, the daughter of a wealthy English man. While in Europe, in 1862, he was ap pointed secretary of legation at St. Peters burg, and acting vice consul. He resigned the office two years later. It was while at St. Petersburgh and on witnessing there many cruelties to animals that he became interested in the matter to which he devoted his life. Later on he met the Earl of Harrowby, president of the Royal So ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani mals in London, and the acquaintance tended to strengthen Mr. Bergh's interest in the ob jects of the society. On Mr. Bergh's return to New York he organized the American Society for the Pre vention of Cruelty to Animals in 1865, and in the follow ing year the society was invested with powers of prosecu tion and arrest. At first Mr. Bergh met with opposition and ridicule, butat last obtained the sup port of the people. The society con tinued to grow in influence, and in the magnitude of its work. In 1871 Louis Bonard, a THE LATE HENRY BERGH.French resident of New York, died and left the association 8150. 000. Its objects were meanwhile successively recognized elsewhere; state after state adopted humane laws similar to those adopted by the legislature of New York, until they are now on the statute books of nearly or quite all the states. Mr. Bergh dabbled in literature to some extent. He wrote a satirical poem many years ago called "Married Off," but it was mercilessly criticized. He also wrote several plays. His "Love's Alternative!' was pro duced by amateurs at the Union League theatre in 1881 and was a great failure. Henry Bergh was undoubtedly somewhat visionary; but he accomplished a great deal of good. He championed the erratic Count Johannes (well known on the stage twenty years ago), but he stopped cruelties to cattle in transit. He opposed vaccination, inocu lation and vivisection in the interest of science. In this opposition to the causing of pain essential to scientific discovery be met with no success. THE F. S. KEY MONUMENT. In Memory of the Man Who Wrote the "Star Spangled Banner." The late Mr. James Lick, of California, in addition to the fund left to build a big ob servatory, made a bequest of $60,000 for a monument to Francis Scott Key, the author of the "Star Span gled Banner." Mr. Lick is said to have been led to make the bequest in this wise: He was at a theatre in Cali fornia one evening during the early days of the rebell ion. Public senti ment w.as solnc what divided be tween north and south, and when the orchestra began to play the "Star Spangled Banner" the piece was initer rupted by Lis.cs. The loyal people present at once broke out into vo ciferous cheering, drowning the hisses. This inci dent made such an impression on Mr. Lick's mind that he resolved to leave a fund for a monu ment to the author of the song, Mr. Francis Scott Key. The commission for the monument was awardled to the sculptor W. V. Story. Mr. Story completed his work at Rome, Italy, and the monument has been shiplied by ves sel from Genoa to San Francisco, where it ar rived safely some time ago. It will be fifty one feet high from the base to the top of the flag. A figure of America, holding the star spangled banner, surmounts the whole. Within the four columns supporting the top is a figure of Key. The bas-reliefs on the sides are of tbronze. The two statues are also of bronze. The Ibxoy of the monument is carved from Roman travestine, a yellowish stone, of which St. P:ter's and a portion of the Colosseumareconustructed. The remains of the man whom the monument is intended to commemorate lie in. the cemetery of Mouant Olivet, Baltimore. He died in 1843. TERMS--INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE. 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AlU Postmaster are required to register letters on application. COUNTING BIG MONEY. How It Is Done at The Sub-Treasury aJ New York. What do you think of $490,000,000 in cold cash? This is about what the sub-treasury in New York contains. A few hundred thou sands more or lea don't make much difference when you say it quick. Every time there is a change in the office of the treasurer of the United States or in the sub-treasury, the cash there has to be isn't such an easy job. It takes six teen expert men wi t h lightning fingers a week to count $49,000,000 in gold. The gold is stored in a vault of chilled iron, and it would be a hard job for the most expert burglar to i - compartments, each 18 by 20 inches. Each compartment holds about $500,000 in gold coin. In addition to being counted, the coin has to be weighed. If a $5 gold piece has lost by wear and tear more than one-half of 1 per cent., then it wont pass But it would take much too long to weigh coin by itself, so the coins are weighed in bags of $5,000 each. If a $5,000 bag falls cbehind more than the weight of a $20 gold piece, then each piece in the bag is weighed separately and the light ones taken out. In addition to the millions of gold coin there are $5,000,000 in small silver pieces and pennies, and also several millions in silver dollars. The men who are engaged on the work are very accurate, and it is rare indeed when a mistake is made. Judge Alexander McCue, who is the new sub-treasurer, is a man of about 62 years of age. He was born in Mexico, and when he was 19 he went to Brooklyn to live with his parents. He is a graduate of Columbia col lege, and is a lawyer by profession. In 1885 he was appointed solicitor of the treasury, and has only been recently appointed to his present office. He is very wealthy. CHAPLAIN TALMAGE. He Is Sworn In as the Thirteenth Regi ment's Spiritual Adviser. The Rev. T. DeWitt Talmage has stepped into the chaplaincy of the Thirteenth regi ment, N. Y. S. N. G., made vacant by the death of the late Henry Ward Beecher. When President Lincoln, in April, 18(1, called for 75,000 volunteers to serve for three months, the Thirteenth of Brooklyn was one of the first to respond to the call, and for a time was stationed at Annapolis, Md. Since the war the organization has been maintained and is now quite a factor in the City of Churches. The regimenlt seems to require that the gospel be preached to them by eminent men. Henry Ward Beecher, who officiated for so many yeats, had no superior in the field of pulpit oratory, and Mr. Talmage, who succeeds him, is at least as well known in America as was his distinguished predecessor. \ Jii a SWEARING IN DR. TALMAGE. The duties of a chaplain in a militia regi ment in time of peace are far different fromn those at the front in war timne. During the late "dlisagreement" between north and south nearly every regiment had its chapilain. These were chosen from all denomlillatio;:s. Many of the Irish regiments h:ad C(atholic priests. ioume chaplains have IHe: ilunfittedl for their posts, but there were many ca"es of great usefulness aniong them and iiolle of great heroisn. Moving tihe Coney Islamnl Hotel. They have changed the plans for the mnov ing of the mammoth. Brighlton Beach hotel at Coney Island. It will be rmeemlbered that the sea ihas encroachcd so much upon the island as to undermine the hotel and render its destruction: a matter of a very short time unless it were moved. The orig inal plan was to run flat cars under the structure and pull it with locomotives along rails laid specially for tihe purpose, each en PARTorI/OTEL MOVING THE HOTEL. [LL L, Locomotives. CC C, Flat cars.] gine working independently and along its own line of rail. This was found to be im practicable, and now the locomotives will be coupled tandem, and the towing cable will radiate from the hindmost engine, as shown in the accompanying diagram. The great difficulty will be to get the cables of a uni form tension so that the different portions of the building will be moved uniformly, but the people in charge are confident that it is not an insurmountable obstacle. Little Honey in the Circus. The circus business in this country has got to such a point that there is little money in it any more. There are so few novelties in the circus line that it is hard to attract peo ple under the canvas and around the sawdust ring any more. Oh, no; the interstate com merce law will not affect the circus to any great extent. The cost of transportation is avery small item in the expense account of a circus man. It will, of course, compel the big showmen tocover less territory than they have been. Then stops will be closer to gether, and I don't know but it will be agood thing for them. The showmen are not look ing for a big business this season. They never do in a presidential election year. The people are too busy with politics then to take time to go to shows-Showman in Globe Democrate .