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THE DARKBNBD HVJMKRT. Tin 'H room enongH in the ntinery now, I"W3B crowded a little before— For when tlio crib In the comer sat Tim rookors came oloso to the tloor: F:, ILIO W:IBSWEET, nml LLIO air was soft. Ami this room was filled with clioer, I'ov wo all were chained to tlio spot lly the voicoof the baby dear. Vlu'i'o is the snushine—'where ia the noise? wiiern are tlio play tilings gone? Wlmt ahull I do with my empty arms Sitting alone, alone? \Vli:it uliall I do with the «mpty crib? Where shall I set his chair? Musi the darling littlo one's clothes couio down oil, lot mo leave them there I Nay, fold them up softly and put them by, J.iO, is holier through tliia pain: iv up the carriage—chock the deep sigh, Take np life's duties acain: Turn the face fully toward Heaven and God His Bwekt pence shall keep thee still How low beforo Him, isslng Hit rod, And murmur, love—"Just at God wiU." Sclcctci) HlisceUann. TUB BEST WIFE IN T1IE WOULD. 15Y AMY RANDOLF1I. "Tlie best little wife ia the world!" said Huhiit Ainscourt." •Of course-1dure say," responded Mr. 1 Vi tiross. "But what's your exact idea of the best wife iu the world? Jones says he's ot the best wife in the world because she ko. Lis stockings darned, takes him to church three tiuics of a Sunday, and never let Uiui have an idea of his own. Jenkins says he's got the name identical article,but J.nkitm' wife keeps all the money, draws bis .salary tor him, and makes him live in the back kitchen because the parlor ia too go oil for the family to use." "Oh but Daisy isn't a bit ogreish—a lit tlo submissive, soft-voiced thing that hasn't nu idea except what :s reflected from me. I tell you what, old fellow, I'm the master of my own house I come when I please, and go when I please. Daisy never ven tures on a wcrd of reproach." "Then, yon onght to be ashamed of your* self, larking around at the clnbs as you do, dissipated-bachelor fashion." "Ashamed! what of?" "Why, I suppose you owe some duties to your wife "Where'sthe harm? My wife doesn't rare." "Probably you think so because she is quiet and submissive but if she were to object—" "Object! I'd like to hear her try it»" "Now, look here, Ainscourt, your wife may be a model wife, but you certainly are not a model husband. People are begin ning to talk about the way you neglect tbat pretty littlo bine-eyed girl/' "I'll thank people to mind their own bust IH'SH. Neglect her indeed! Why, ipan, I Ijve her as I love my own souL"_ .: "Then, why don't you treat her as if you did?" "Oh,'come Portcross, tbat question just shows what a regular old bachelor you are. It won't do to make too muck oflyofor wife, unless you want to spoil her." Mr. Portcross shook his h«fcd.*': "That sounds selfish. I'dOn't like the ring of that metal." And he went away, leaving Mr. Ains court to .Amah his game of billiards at lei* sure. "What a regular old fuss-budget: Port cross is," laughed the latter. "Always poking his nose into somebody else's busi ness. There's one comfort—I nevier pay auy attention to what he says." Meanwhile Mrs, Ainscourt was iitting alone in her drawing-room, her two little white hands tightly locked in one another, tuid her fair head slightly drooping-*-* de licate little apple-blossom of a woman, with, blue, 'wistful eyes and curly flaxen bair,£ looking more like a grown-up child than a wife of twenty-one summers. "O dear!" sighed Daisy. "It is so dull here. I wish Herbert would come home. He never spends any time with me now-a days, and I practice all his favorite songs, anil read the newspapers, so I. can talk about the things he interested in, and try Vo hard to be entertaining. It's very strange." And then her oval face brightened into sudden brilliance, and the sparkles stole into her eyes for the'quick ear had detect ed her husband's footsteps on the stairs.— The ngxt moment he came in. "Well, pet, how are you?" with a play ful pinch of her cheek. "There are some hanbans for you. Where are my light gloves?" "O Herbert you are not going away againi?" "I must, Daisy. There are slot (fel lows going to drive to High Bridge, and I'm one of the party. You can gb over to my mother's for dinner, or send for one of your friends, or something. There, good bye, puss, I'm in a deuce of a hurry." And with one careless kiss pressed on the quivering damask rose of a mouljhthat was lifted up to him, he was gone. Daisy Ainscourt neither went to her mother-in-law, nor Bent for one of her girl friends. She spent the evening all alone, pondering on the shadow which was fast overgrowing her life. "What shall I do?" thought the little timid, shrinking wife, "Oh, what shall I do V" But, child ss she was, Daisy had a strong, resolute woman's heart within her, nor was she long in coming to a decision. "Daisy," said her husband to her the next day, '-you haven't any objections to my attending the drion Bol Masque?" "Are masked balls nice places, Herbert?" -'Oyes, everybody, goes ,jnly I thought I'd pay you the' Obmplltactit- of asking whether you disapproved Or not." "Can I go with you?" "Well—ahem—not very well, this time* Daisy. You see, Mrs. Fenchurch really hinted so'strongly for me to take,her, that I couldn't help it,'* "Verj well," assented Daisy, .meekly, and Herbert repeated within himself the oan of praiseB he had chanted in Mr. Portcross' ears: "The best little wife in.' the world." But, notwithstanding all this, Mr. Ains conrt was not exactly pleased, when, at the ..selfsame bal masque, during the^gay period o(- unmasking, lie sawhig.wlfe'p innocent 'face crowning the picuresque*" costume of a Bavarian peasant girL "Hallo!" he ejaculated, rather ungrac iously, -'you here!" "Yes," lisped Daisy, with a girlish BOfile. "You said everybody went! And oh, Her bert, isn't it tikfelf'j i's Herbert Ainscourt saldnothing more, but Mrs. Fenchurch found him a very stu pid companion for the remainder of the evening, He was late at dinner the next day but, late as he was, he found himself more punc tual than his wife, and the solitary meal was half over before Mrs. Daisy tripped in. her cashmere shawl trailing over her shoulders, and her dimpled cheeks all pink with the fresh wind. "Am I behind time! Really, I am so sorry! But we have been driving in the park, and—" "We! Who are we?" growled her hus band. "Why, Colonel Adair and I—the Colonel Adair that you go out with so much." "Now, look here, Daisy ejaculated Mr. Ainscourt, rising from the table and push ing back his chair, "Adair isn't exactly the man I want you to drive with! "But you go everywhere with him!" "I dare say—but you and I are two dif ferent persons." "Now, dear Herbert," interposed Daisy, willfully misunderstanding hitn, "you know 1 never was a bit proud, and the associates that arc good enough for my husband, are enough for me. Let me give you a lew more oysters." Ainscourt looked sharply at his wife.— Was sha really in earnest, or was there a mocking undercurrent of satire in her tone? hut. could not decide, so artless was her CMiiitenunce. I'll talk to her about it some time, was his internal decision. "Daisy," he said, caressly, when dinner was over, "I've asked old Mrs. Barberry to come, and spond the day with you to-mor I.AV." "Oh, have you? I'm sorry, for I am en ont to-morrow. "Yon! Where?" "Oh, at Delmonico's. I've joined a Wo man's Kights Club, and wa meet there to organize." "The deuce take woman's rights!" ejacu lated tho irate husband. "Of course 1 don't believe in them, but it's tho fashion to belong to a club, and mio!i a nice place to go to evenings. I am dull hero evenings, Herbert." Herbert's heart smote him, tbut be an swered resolutely. "I beg yon will give up this ridiculous idea. What do women want of clubs?" "What men do, I suppose." "But don't approve of it all." "You belong to threo clnbs, Mr. Ains court." 'Thiil's altogether a different matter." "But why is it different?" "1 rein—why? because—of course any body can see why—it's self-evident." "1 must bo veiy blind," said M.S. Ains court, demurely, but I confess I can't dis criminate the essential difference. Herbert Ainscourt said no more, but he did not at all relish tho change that had lately come over the spirit of Duisy'n dream. She did changa, somehow. She went out driving, here, there, and everywhere, He never knew when ho wwi certaui of a quiet evening with her Mi« joined not only the club, but innumerable societies for a thousand-and one purposes, which took her away from home almost continually. Mr. Ainscourt chafed against the bit, but it was useless. Daisy always had an Mouse to plead. Presently her mother-in-law bdre down upon her, an austere old lady in black sat in and a chestnut-brown wig. "Daisy, you are making my son wretch ed." "Am I?" cricd Daisy. "Dear mo, hadn't an idea of it! What's the trouble? "You must ask himself," said tho moth er-in-law, who believed— sensible old lady —in youug married people's settling their own difficulties. "All I kuow is the bare fact." So Daisy went home to the drawing room, where Herbert lay on the sofa pre tending to read, butiu reality brooding over his troubles. "What's the matter, Herbert?" said Mrs. Daisy, kueeling on the floor beside him, and putting her soft, cool hands on bis feverish brow. "The matter? Nothing much, only I am miserable," ho aullenly auswered. "But why?" she persisted. "Because you are so changed, Daisy." "llow ami ohauged?" "You are never at home you have lost the domesticity which was, in my eyes, your greatest charm. I never have you to myself any more. Daisy, don't you see how this is embittering my life?" "Does it make you unhappy?" she asked softly. "You know that it does, Daisy." "And do you suppose I liked it, Her bert?" "What do yon mean?" he asked. "I mean that I passed the first year of my married life in just Buoh a lonesome way. Yon no 'domestiitcy.' Clubs, dri ves, billiard playing, and champagne sup pevs engrossed your whole time. I, your wife, pined at home alone," "But why didn't you tell me you were un- "because you would have laughed at the idea, and called it a woman's whim, I re solved, when we. were,first married, to frit ter away neither time nor breath in idle complaints. I have not complained I have simply followed your example. If it was not a pood one, whose fault was that? Not m'ne, rarely." "No, Daisy, not yours." "1 ddn't like this kind of life," went on Daisy. "It is a false excitement—a hollow diversion but I persist in it for the same reason, I suppose, that you did—because it waa the fashion. Now tell me, Herbert, whether you prefer a fashionable wife, or Daisy?'" "Daisy—a thousand times Daisy!" "But Daisy can't get along with a the atre-going, club-living husband." "Then she shaU bave a husband who finds his'greatest happiness at his own hearth-stone—whose wife is his clearest treasure—who has'tried the experience of surface and finds it unsatisfactory. Daisy, shall we begin aur matrimonial career .5. Ana Daisy's whispered answer was, "Yea." "But what must you have thought of me all this time?'* she asked him, after a little while. "I know what I think now."' "And what is tbat?" "I think," said Mr, Ainscourt, with em phasis, "that ydn are the best wife in the world.'' TIIE BROTHERS. "Matches Lucifer matches S Wholl buy my matches cried a piercing voice, as I wps one morning crossing the prin cipal street of Padua and- this voice, strange to say, awoke a vague recollection in my mind. I looked, around quickly to seefrom whom the sound proceeded, but the person Who utte.ed it was hidden from my view by a crowd which had fathered before the palace of the Count L——. It was in the year 1842, and thinking that Bome arrest (an event then unfortunately but too common) was taking place, I was turning hastily away, idien again that cry struck my ear, "Miatches Lucifer match es Count L——, won't you buy my match es As I was in uniform, I opened a pas sage through the crowd without much dif ficulty, and perceived the Coont BUDJ porting-in his arms his daughter, who had fainted- from what cause I was at the mo ment unable to determine. "Matches! Lucifer matches! Buy my matches,' repeated the match-seller, who stood at some little distance. The Count raised hi# head, and cast around him a look in which hatred andfury were equally blended. He recongized me, and leaving Mademoiselle to the care of the at tendants, who at that moment appeared at the door of the palace, he approached me, saying,. in, accents which trembled with the cage with which he was agitated,— "Lieutenant I beg you will cause that match-seUer to be immediately arrest ed I denounce him as a most dangerous person." "Pardon me, Count I can not—" "Your duty obliges you," intenuptedhe, without giving me time to finish. "I shall hold yon responsible for his safe custody. In half an hour I will be with you to ex plain my reasons, and to prove to you that he is a traitor and conspirator." I was going to reply, but the Count turn ed abruptly away, as If to avoid further dis cussion, and entered his palace. "Lucifer matches! Buy my matches. Count!" again cried the individual who had just been denounced to me. "Lucifer -matches! Buy my matches!" echoed the crowd,. with loud laughter. I advanced towards the originator of all this noise, and waa about to seize him by the arm,to conduct Lim to the guard-house, as a disturber of the public tranquillity, when he turned bis .head, and, to my great astonishment, I recognized in him my school-fellow, Georges L-—, the young er brother of CountL——. The recogni tion was mutual but I hesitated a moment1 whether I ought, to claim acquaintance with so doubtful a character. At last I ex claimed,— "You here, in Padua, Georges "Only the last few days," he replied, in a troubled and undecided voice. "And what are you doing here?" "You cansee I sell match4a" "But the Carnival is over. Why, then, thtt masquerade "It is no masquekade," be answered, rieUy "had I Wished to diegnise myself, cojud have done so much more effectual ly." "v., As we were still surrounded by the crowd, I asked him to-aoeompany me to my house, which was not far distant ''Is it an order, or an Invitation No matter "'he added suddenly,. *'I am ready to follow you either' as guest or prisoner.' On arriving at my rooms, I placed a bottle of wine on the table, and filling twb glass es, I begged him to explain his present ex traordinary position. "In other words, yon desire to hear my history," said he. "Yea, for to all appearance it is not an everyday one." "God forbid that it should be," he re plied "however, you shall hear it, and I only wish that I could publish it through out the world." His features became fixed and rigid for some time he appeared lost in dark and Eis ainful recollections, but suddenly passing hand over his eyes, as if to dispel some frightful dreagi, he addressed me in a firm, though bitter and sarcastic voice:— "You know enough of my early life to be aware that my brother and I were never united in that bond of fraternal love of which people talk so much as children we never agreed, and as young men the wide difference of our political opinions render ed us almost enemies. My brother, for reasons of his own, dissembled his hatred to the Austrian government, and Wore the mask of a good and le-yal subject. When I discovered what were his secret sentiments, being unwilling to denounce him, I quitted his roof and ceased to trouble myself with him or his family. Would to God he followed the same line of conduct towards me!—it would have been better for us all." He stopped, as if overwhelmed by the bitter thoughts which crowded to his mind, but after a pause, recovered himself and proceeded: "I obtained an appointment in the War Office, and for some time the current of my life was calm and peaceful. Then caibe a brief period of supreme happiness. I loved, deeply and truly, and I was beloved. In a few short montnB Rosina was to be mine. I only waited to celebrate our nuptials, un til my majority Bhould give me the right of doing so, without tbe consent of my broth er, who strongly opposed my intended mar riage. and would tve forced me to con tract an alliance with tbe rich and noble family of hoping thus to augment his own power and influence. One evening, on going to pay my accustomed visit to Bosina, I found with her a certain Broglio, one of my brother's creatures. Agitated and alarmed, Rosina threw herself into my arms, and besought me with tears to save her from the insults of Broglio. Furious with rage, I rushed upon the miscreant, who was leaving the room as quietly as possible, and forced him down the stairs with so much violence tbat he fell, and sus tained some Bevere bruises. A few weeks after this incident I received a letter from him, returning, with fulsome and exagger ated thanks, a bank-note for a hundred florins, which I had lent him some time before. This loan had quite escaped my memory, and unfortiuMteiy, 1 had not (oa^f it out of my own purse. When Broglio had called at my office to ask me for the money, of which he hod instant need, I had not so much of my own with me, but I did not hesitate to take it from the cash in trusted to my care, intending to replace it early tho next morning—nothing was more easy but on receiving Broglio's letter, it struck me that I had never repaid the money. To seize the necessary BUUI, to rush to the office, was my first thought, but it was already too late the admiration, warned by an anonymous letter tbat my accounts were not in order, had caused them to be verified an hour before, I was arrested, tried, and condemned to six years' solitary confinement The only grace that was accorded me, was the permission to bid adieu to Bosina, who, nearly mad with grief aud indignation, could only swear an eternal fidelity. It is useless to describe to you my sufferings during those six long years. At last I was free! My first im pulse was to see Rosina. I hurried to her abode—all was silent and deserted, I de manded her new address. 'Tomb Number S, in the catacombs of the cemetery,' was the answer. "I did not even tremble at this terrible news. Rosina was dead, and I thanked Heaven for it Had she lived to partake my sad destiny, I felt I should only have condemned her to a slower and more cruei death. I went tranquilly to the church yard I passed two days and uights kneel ing before her tomb the third day I re turned to the city. I went to sea my friends, but I had forgotten that though the law ac cords pardon to the criminal who has ex piated his fault, society is not so mercilul, and I was everywhere received as a thief. I presented myself a* my brother's, only to be shown the door by his lackeys. This did not astonish me I foresaw what recep tion awaited me, and my visit was only made as a matter of etiquette. I should have been sorry to deprive him of such an opportunity of manifesting his brotherly love. Obliged to work for my daily bread, I obtained the necessary authority to sell matches in the streets. I installed myself before the palace ot my brother, and every time that he or any or his family appeared in the street I hastened to offer them my matches. His wife and daughter were soon afraid to show themselves but the Count, whose breast never knew either shame or pity, continued day after day to support this outrage with a front of steel. The people whom these scenes amused were soon interested in me, and, when my rela tionship with the Count became known, delighted in hooting and insulting him and to this expression of public feeling my brother appeared more sensible. He then tried to have me driven away by the po lice. This plan not succeeding, he sent to propose to me tbe most brilliant offers if I would consent to quit Padua but my new position suited me I held to my post and sold my matches. Broglio, who inhabits the palace of the Count was so afraid of meeting ma, that as long as I was before it he never dared leave the house. "I have now related my history. What think yon of the scene you witnessed this mohilngf Too ssueh moved to reply, I could only murmur, "Poor Georges!" I was still considering in what terms I could console hiip, and induce him to renounce his plan of revenge, when there was a knock at the door, and the Count entered. On perceiv iu£ his brother he started back. I rose and went forward to meet him, hoping to seize a moment in which to reconcile the two brothers but the ftarious glanoe with which the Count regarded us soon con vinced me that my efforts would be vain. Georges, who remained quietly seated, asked his brother if he desired to purchase some matches. The latter, without reply ing, and turned to me and said hastily.— "The miserable man who sit there is guilty of treason he has arms concealed in his house, and he distributes them secretly in the city." "Ah!" cried Georges, "you know where Hive?" The Count was silent This ques tion seemed to embarrass him greatly. I repeated it and begged him to name the abode of his brother. "It is only to-day that I have discover ed bis guilty intentions, by an anonymous letter which does not give me his adthress but I shall soon know it I have ordered my people to find it out, and to bring it me here," said he at length. "Truly," replied Georges, "your plan is well conceived, Count L——! So you have given the arms to your creatures, and when they have deposited them in my chamber, they will hasten here and announce the success of your project" "It is a pity.,r continued Georges, "that you should have taken so much trouble nothing would have been easier thab to ask me my address. However, I will give it you—at least my summer residence, for it is only in winter I inhabit the town, I sleep every night at the foot of Tomb ^o. 5, in the cemetery." The Count turned pale as death, and grasped at the back of a chair for support, but recovering himself, said hastily,— -I see plainly I can make no impressioh here, I shall carry my complaint elser where," and he atrode towards the door, interposed, saying,— "Excuse me, Count my duty ob liges me to arrest you." "Arrest me!" cried he, insolent "Yes," I replied "I am convinced jou are the only traitor here." The Count retreated towards the window, but finding there was no escape in that, quarter, he turned upon me, and a violent s'ruggle ensued. At last, with the aid of my domestic, he was secured, Georges re maining motionless as if unwilling to aid in the capture of his brother. I invited him to make my house his home, but, in reply, he only demanded abruptly if he had been tho means of denouncing his brother. I assured him that the Count had betiayed himself. The end proved that my suspi cions were well founded in his palace was found an immense number of arms of all kinds, and his papers diisclosed the exist ence of a conspiracy with most extensive ramifications. Broglio and three others of his class were arrested, and, and with_the Count were tried, found guiltyi and shot within twenty-four hours afterwards. z.- Georges continued to live with me, but he had undergone a great change he would remain for hours without speaking, a&dfl began to fear that his reason was About a week after the execution o! his brother,,on teturtaing home one evening, I found him snfferins the most terrible pain. Notwithstanding his agony he uttered uo complaint, no sigh escaped him. jjist be fore his death he exclaimed, "Pardon, par don, O God!" and, with the name of Ros ina on his lips, he expired. Long years have passed since then. Ai far as I could understand from (he few words he let fall, he looked upon himself as the mnrderer of his brother, and unable to endure this terrible idea, the unhappy man had steeped the ends of his matches in red wine, and drank off the poisoned draught Health of School Children. The Medical College of Middlesex, Mass achusetts, having for along time consider ed the influence of public schools on the health of children, authorized the publica tion of the following facts as the opinions of its members: 1. No child should be allowed to attend school before the beginning of his sixth year. 2. The duration or daily attendance— including the time given to recess and physical exercises—should not exceed four and a half hours for the primary schools five and a half for other schools. 3. There should be no study required out of school—unless at High Schools and this should not exceed tone hour. Recess-time should be devoted to play outside of the school room—unless during stormy weather—and as this time rightfully belongs to the pupils, they should not be deprived of it except for serious of fences anA those who are not deprived of it should not be allowed to spend it in study, and ne child should ever beconfin ed to tbe school room during an entire ses sion, The miuimum of recess-time should be fifteen minutes each session, and in pii mary schools there.should,be more than one recess in each session. 5. Physical exercise should ..be. used in school to prevent nervous and muscular fa tigue and to relieve monotony, but not as muscular training. It should be practiced by both tCachefr and bhildren in every, hour not broken by recess, and should be timed by music. In primary schools every half hour should be broken by exercise, A recesB or singing. 6. Ventilation should be amply pro vided for by other means than by open windows, though these should be used in addition to speeial meant during recess and exercise time. 7. Lessons should be be scrupulously apportioned to the average capacity of the pupils and iu primary schools the slate should be used more and the books less and the instruction should be given as much as possible on the principles of "ob ject teaching." BUPXBB IIEA for which its inventor de serves immortality, waa recently put in op eration at Cleveland, where a railroad bag gage-matter was shot by the accidental dis charge of a revolver in a trunk which he was handling in the customary manner. By all means let it generally be understood tbat every article of luggage contains a similar weapon at full cock, and railway traveling will be relieved of at least a por tion of its terrors to passengera who have a tender regard for their wardrobe.—Ar, Y. World. General ^nttlliqetice. THE LA I EST IIODUE. A Female Sharper o» the Raaapage* From tho Philadelphia Telegraph. A womau of prepossessing appearance and insinuating manners has been creating quite a fluttering aniocg some of our staid citizens within the past few weeks. Her plan of procedure, if not commendable, was certainly novel, and shows to what ex tremities some folks will resort to raise funds. Selecting some well-to-do store keeper of unquestioned reputation (if mar ried all the better, but batchelorhood of it self was no protection against her schemes), she would visit his store at various times under the pretext of bnyiug goods. Pack age after package would be rummaged over in search of some particular shade or qual ity, and the proprietor would be enticed into a social chat of many minutes. If possible, the goods were directed to be sen to her address without prepayment being made but little, however, was gained by her in this last way. The special endeavor of the shopper was to make herself famliar with the "phiz*, and the manner.-* of the dealer, and in this she could not be easily balked. Having obtained' his knowledge, the next step in the programme came in the shape of a policeman serving a warrant npon the shopkeeper, and hauling him off to an alderman's office. There the astound ed victim would be confronted by the fe male in question, supported by one of the most successful lawyers of Quarter Ses sions notoriety, and would be charged by her with committing a wanton aaff most unjustifiable outrage upon her person.— What could the poor man do except pro test his innocence Naturally enough he could not then produce witnesses to prove that he had not, at a certain time, when it was sworn nobody else was present, being guilty of the crime alleged and he had to submit, as calmly as he could, to be held in a thousand dollars bail for trial, and to have his name appear in the daily newspa pers as charged with rape. Quite a number of our merchants along Second, Bank, and adjoining streets,* were victimized in this manner at various times during the past few months. Most of them wishing to avoid the notoriety of being tried for such a heinous offense, compro mised with the complai8aiitpro8ecutor,who was iu no wise reluctant to quash the in dictment for a good-sized roll of green backs. One customer, however, Mr. L., a cunning Scotchman, whose only family consisted of a class of semi-heathen Sun day school lads, would not come to a pecu niary settlement, despite of all hints to that effect and much to his astonishment this Sarah Gross' attorney managed to have the trial postponed from time to time. Meanwhile he was called upon by a friend, Mr. D., the head of a family containing six interesting young sters, who shed copious tears at being the victim of a similar indictment at the hands of one Mary Whelan. These parties re paired to the Court of Quarter. Sessions last Monday morning, when wondeifUl to relate, Mr. L., discovered that the various complaiuants, Sarah Gross,«nd Mary Whe lan, were rather more intimately related than ever the Siamese twins. The female, for she scarcely deserves the name of woman, turned yellow and red at seeing the two gentlemen together, and ia a mo ment afterwards was making double-quiek time out of the court-room. Where she had gone is a mystery, but our Jersey friends had better be sharp now, as she played the same trick on them a year ago. As for her counsel, business must be rath er duller with him than usual, to require such manipulations to start it. How a Toting Husband was Bothered by the Telegraph. From the Naabvllle Press, Oct. 3. There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. Such was tbe experi ence of Tom Moore, be tells us and such is the experience of everybody who has tried it Especially was this tbe experi ence of Mr. of Nashville. About one year ago Mr. saw and loved one of Nashville's fairest belles. She was as lovely as the rose. No wonder loved her. He could not have helped it to save his life. They met often—sometimes by moon light alone, and sometimes in the quiet par lor when the moon had gone away. For him to love was to sav so. He wasnotone to let concealment, like a worm 'i the bud, feed on his damask cheek. That was not his style. He told his love, and found, much to his gratification, that it was re ciprocated, that the little belle was as deep in the mud as he was in the mire. "Hast thou ever yet loved, Henrietta," he cried, "I'd rather imagine I had," she replied. "Oh I didjiot my glances my feehgs betray, When you helped me to pudding the third time to-day.'* This settled the hash at onoe. Three months ago they were married. It hardly necessary to say that they were happy. In tbat respect, the biggest of sunflowers couldn't hold a light .for them. They thought Mrs. Heman's .must have been 'crazy when she taid: "O. happiness, how: far we flee Thine own sweet paths in search af thee." Thus things, went on until some ten or fifteen days'ago, when 'Mrs. -'.went to a little town not a great distance from Nash ville, to recuperate what seemed to be her failing tiadth. Mr. —, with the natural instincts of an affectionate young husband, wasr. of course, much exercised over the welfare of Mrs. and en lerly request ed^ on her departure, that ahon anything happen to her, she should IOM no time in telegraphing ihat fact. Sevt ml 'long and weary clays, to him, rolled around without any tidings from bis wife. His sunpenso was broken a day or two since, however, -by the reception of .the following'd^patch: "Mr. —T—, Your wife had a ch|ld last night, but is doing well to-day. While the society is working under the co-operative plan, a superintendent and council of four will assign the work to each, and the superintendent will oversee it Tradesmen will be wanted, and, as a mat ter of interest to themselves, many will go. There will be some men of considerable means who will embark. Stores, mills, Ac., will be erected for the society. Now, poor men, read this carefully look to your interests, and if you can command two hundred or more dollars by the 1st of next April by the sale of every thing ex cept clothes, bedding, table furniture and books, we think you will do so and join us. We want no drunkards or gamblers such men will find no quartets in this society but honest industrious men are the pillars of the organization, and such, should sick ness prostrate, the society is bound to sup port and care for. Those wishing to join the society will please write soon for instructions and cer tificates of membership. As our printing will cost considerable, we would ask a do nation of ten cents from each applicant. We have received the sanction of General •J. Warren Keifer, Commander of the De partment of Ohio in tbe G. A. R., to go ahead with this scheme. We would refer yon to him or W. J. Winder, A. A. Gener al, Department of Ohio, at Springfield. For instructions, address Wm. Hunter, Treasurer, or J. A. Miller, Secretary, North Lewisburg, O. IIOUSE-NuMBKItlNO BY PlIOSPHOBtlB. A French chemist has invented a method of making the numberoof houses as distinctly legible by night as by day. It consists in rubbing the figures with a preparation of phosphorus which will render them lumin ous. The application need be renewed only once a month, and may be neglected alto gether when the family is out of town. The effect of a long street scintillating with phosphoric figures would certainly bo striking but the matter of utility overrides tbat of appearance, and few people who have blundered up and down a dark street on a cold night iu search of a number that does not show itself, will fail to accept ge ladly any practieable expedient that can supplied for making tbe numbers Yisible. TIIE KEV. IIENKY WARD UKUCHEIt ON RICHES. A ficsaoia ATOM Wall Street Gambling. On Sunday last Mr. Beeeher preached, in Plymouth Church, a sermon bearing on the recent gambling operations in Wall Street. He read his text from Matthew, 0th chap ter, 19th and 20th verses: "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor rupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lav up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt nor thieves break through and steal." The desire to lay up property is a dis tinguishing difference between the human and animal nature. Up to a certain point the pursuit of wealth is made by Provi dence a means for obtaining happiness and prosperity. There is a general impression among men that riches can make one per fectly happy if they are not misused. Oth ers think that they alone are not capable of making a man truly happy. So they are beginning to think over the way (iu Wall street). Seme of the best men on this continent are found in New York, Bos ton, Philadelphia, and in Washington. The nearer a good man lives to hell, if he is good, the better he is. There are as good men in Wall street as ever breathed, but they don't walk in platoons. It means something for a virtuous man to be upright in the midst of temptation. Many of you are here while the banks are closed, and you agree with the gospel that riches are good while they do not go higher than the pocket People listen to sermons with great interest on Sunday, but the next day they ridicule them, and not unfrequently they say, "Mv minister told me tbat riches make men unhappy well, I think that I •an bear a great many troubles for balf a million. I know that the pursuit of wealth is dangerous, but I like danger." The Lord does not teach that to seek riches is wicked, but that the lov ers of truth and of happiness cannot be filled by riches alone. The divine com mandent is: First seek the Kingdom of Heaven, and all the rest shall be added. The treasures spoken of by Christ are not such treasures as men run after in Wall Btreet. They are not left behind when we leave this world, but they always go with us. Death is a great strainer, and all of the riohes of men are left at the grave. Neither gold nor the appetites can be carried through. Men walk as kings down to the dust but as beggars thereafter. Reason is a part of immortality, and it will extend beyond the portals of death. As we have trained the mind here, so we shall begin with it in the other life. No person who lias ever made his higher nature re splendent hese will ever lose it in the world to come. It is impossible for a man to hide his good works, even on earth, He might as well attempt to put the sun in a dark lantern. Aspiration is vital. It is that which tends to make a thought larger, to lead a man higher, and it is eternal. Love, however, is the great treasure-house of God and man. It fills the universe. There is no hell tbat can hold love, and even God himself cannot make love misera ble. Wherever love exists theie is heaven. No thieves get there, and where there are no thieVes there is certainly heaven. Those who seek the baseness of this earth have no room for heaven. They give the noblest part of their na ture for the things which are corrupt You abhor the men who have tbe orphans' por tion in trust and sell it for their own ag grandizement Yet you do things just as bad. When you sell the noblest part of your nature yon are'Judas. When you var nish a man with smiles, that you may en rich yourself at his expense, you sell your self for thirty pieces of silver. What can a man gain that exchanges the purity of bis own BOUI for gold? Large bells are al ways poorly cast, and Booner or later they orack. Our overgrown rich men are like these big bells, full of flaws, and they soon lose all the sweetness they ever possessed. Death is God's bankrupt court, where men are cleared of their debts and of their riches, and when they go through the gate opening into the other life they have not enough to pay their ferriage over. In closing, Mr. Beeeher said: "I do not say these things professionally,nor do I preach because it is my business. I do it because I want to—for the reason -that the birds want to sing. I would preach, salary or no salary, whether the audience was large or small. I speak to you as a friend of these things that intimately concern your hap piness here and hereafter." Archaeological Discoveries In Cocliln. China. The ruins which have been discovered in Cambodia (says the Revue Coloniale et Maritime) prove that the inhabitants must at one time have been as highly civilized as they-are now debased. Remains of sculpture have been-discovered rivaling those produced in Greece in its best days. The ruling principle which dominated every other is supposed to have been a re ligious one, but this did not prevent the government from paying attention to ma terial matters calculated to benefit the peo ple by adding to their cemfort and promo ting their commerce. Magnificent roadsare met with, which appear to run deep into the interior of the country, and besides these roads, at certain distances apart, large sheets of water were formed for the use, as is supposed, of the caravans which traversed them, the animals which con veyed the merchandise, Buch as the ele' Eaths,and Mrs. •—-—, Ntirse." On it# receptiop he grew frantic, and would have -lost no time iii° reaching her dfcTe hod he not been left by the last after noon train. He passed a sleepless night, and departed the following morning in great haste. On his arrival, a satisfactory explanation was given. Her case had been misrepresented. The nuTse claimed that, instead of the dispatch he received, die had sent the following: "Mr. Ybur w»t« bad a cbil last nite, but is doing weli to-dayC Mis. ••, Nurse." It was discovered that the operator, mis interpreting the word "chil," had simply added a "d." A Co-operative Colony. A correspondent of the Cincinnati Times gives the following programme of what he calls "A Colonization Scheme on a Co- *EaCli he'ld of a family is expected to pay $100, and each single man $50, into the hands ol a competent and reliable agent at the time of starting for tbe selected homes, for the purpose ot purchasing teams, wag ons, cattle, lumber, farmiug implements, Jus., in the ratio of one team of oxen, one wagon, one plow, &c., to every seven fami lies the surplus money to be used for buy ing the summer's provisions and seed for planting. The Bale of the first crop will probably bring in considerable money, which can be expended in purchasing more teams and farming implements the second crop still more, so that within three years each member can be supplied at the end of that time, if the society wish, a division can be made of the effects, and each work in dependently. hant the buffalof requiring frequent tuid the country being so parched during several months by the great heat that all the small streams, ponds and shal low lakes are dried up. Well built bridges nave been discovered in many parts, and the expedition conduct ed by M. Lagree found remains of the same and other constructions as far as the 15th degree of north latitude. So extensive and numerous are these remains that they are considered to prove beyond dispute that at the time when they were built the country must have been densely popiulated by peo ple rich and prosperous to a very high de gree indeed, there is positive evidence of the fact in the writings of a Chinese trav eler, who speaks with warm admiration of the lavish manner in which gold was em-] ployed in the decorations of their monu ments. The successors of those who erected these monuments are now few iu com parison in the great territory of CochinP China. Driven back from the -mouth of the great river which gave them access to the sea by the Annimites, and from the upper valley of Cambodia by theLaothians, as far back as the fourteenth degree on the thirteenth on the left bank, and moreover divided between the governments of France and Hiam, and only a portion of them re taining their own sovereign, whove rule, aud that of their chiefs, is described as in noway calculated to Revive ancient civiliza tion and prosperity, they seem to have lost heart, ana it is only occasionally that their innate energy is roused BO far as to induce them to escape from the oppression to which they are subjected by tuking refuge in the forest. How far the indolence of their character may be attributed to tho oppressiveness of the governments they live under, it is, of course, impossible to say but a saddening idea of this distinguishing feature is deriv ed by travelers from the uncultivated state of the country. Vast districts so fertile and so well situated that immense crops of almost every kind could be grown in them, are suffered to lie fallow year alter year, and this not because hands are wanting to cultivate the land, but because they prefer living in a Btate of misery and wretched ness to making the exertion necessary to raise themselves out of it, persuaded as they aTe, that if they manage to aecv.raulate any little property they would only involve themselves in possible danger and certain robbery by the' mandarins who govern them. The little relation they still have with the countries outside their territory they owe to the Chinese, who conduct.the commerce, and the Aunamites, who eujoy the highly remunerative monopoly of the fishing. The condition of those who live under the rule of the Siamese is described as be ing muck better than that of those who live under native rule. This is attributed to tbe terrible chastisemeuts which follow ed every atteixpt to throw off the yoko to which they were subjected, until at length they became convinced of the futility of •U9h attempts, and set to work to make tho best of the opportunities that still remain ed to them. The entire race is described as inevitably doomed to destruction from tho encroachments of ChineBO, Annamites and Europeans, just as the magnificent monu ments of their former greatness are from tbe gnawing of decay. —Tho Sau Jose (Cal.) Patriot reports tho discovery, by citizen of Santa Clara comi ty, of Beveral groves ol imit redwoods, of the species famous in walaverua and Mari posa, on the headwaters ot the Tulare and Sau Joaquin. One of the- groves is said to contaiu trees measuring over 100 feet in circumference, and even these monsters are reported to be excelled by those of another grove. The new groves aro about forty miles eastward from Visalia. They are probably the same referred to by Professor Whitney, which were lound- by the State Geological Survey, several years ago, but have not been thorougly examined and de scribed. Fnuom In wtat ot rraaiaa. Supporters, ArtBioUl Limbs, or Huntoall natramanta, caa, b«i aunpliml at makara prioM, tjr addtMaiu l. M. MOHION, D™ dat, out to Una torn Bona*. Mllwaukoa. leblB —Iowa has multiplied its population by one hundred in thirty five years. The (iltosl Story of I'lmytlie Yotin^ v, When was the first ghost story told? At what period in the world's infancy did be mind of man first feel tho dread delight, tho awful attraction, which modern skepti cism has deprived us all of, except child ren and village lasses? Wo confer we cannot te?l. And instead of collecting scattered fragments from antiquity, we subjoin a translation of a ghost story, per fect aud complete, of the respectable ago of 18 centuries, which BO terrified tbe calm philosopher Pliny, of Christian hating rep utation, that he wrote to his friend Sura, tho consul, to ask whether it could be true. So exactly does this story correspond in all the ghoBtly elements to authentic narratives, which inundate the waste-paper baskets of magazine editors every Christmas, that we cannot thiuk it the first attempt of the invention in this direction. Poets must have lived belore Homer, and dealers in the supernatural must have traded on man's love for tbe marvellous long before the time of Pliny's informant. We meet with ghosts in the "Iliad," and jEschylus twice introduces them on the stage. Indeed, the belief in their appearance naturally arose from the idea that until a man was decently buried, old Charon would not convey his soul across the slimy Styx, but left it to squeak and gibber on this side of the Btream. Hence it was considered a greater crime at Athens to leave a parent unburied than to allow him to starve to death. And that beautiful play of Sophocles, in which Antigone suffers death rather than leave her brother's corpse unburied, bad a far greater charm in Pagan Athens than it can have in Christian land to-day. But we are digressing. Here is the promised story, from the twenty-seventh epistle of the seventh book of Pliny, the younger: There was, at Athens, a house, large and spacious, but with a bad name. In the si lence of the night, there was wont to be heard the rattling of iron, and if you listen ed more attentively, the clash of chainB, first at a distance, then hard by. Presently there appeared a ghost—an old man, leau and squalid, with long beard and rough hair. He carried fetters on his legs and gyves on his wrists, shaking them as he walked. Hence every night was spent in wakeful terror by the inhabitants. Sickness fol lowed vigils, and death sickness. For even during the daytime, though the phantom had departed, the recollection of it clung to them, and the terror lasted longer than thati which caused it Accordingly the house was deserted,condemned to solitude, aud entirely given np to the spectre. It was advertised, nevertheless, to be let or sold, in case any one, not knowing the cir cumstances, should be willing to purchase. Athenodorus, the philosopher, came to Athens, read the notice, asked the terms, and, having his suspicions roused by the low price, made inquiries, and heard the whole story. So far from shrinking, he took the house all the more eagerly. When evening drew near, he orders his couch to be placed in the front room, calls fer a writing tablet, a style and a light, dis misses all his attendants, and devotes his attention—eyes, head and hands—to writ ing, lest his mind, being unemployed, should coqjure up fancied sights and sounds. At first there was the silence of night deep as elsewhere then the clash of iron and the- rattling of chains. He neither raised his eyes, nor relaxed his Btyle, but fixed bis attention upon his work. The clink grew louder, came nearer, and sounded, now at the door, now within the room. He looks up, sees, and recog nizes the spectre described. It stood and beckoned with its hand, as if calling him. He made a sign with his finger for it to wait a little, and again settled down to his .tablets and style. It rattled its chainsat his head as be wrote. He looked up again, making the same sign as before, and without further delay took the candle and followed. It walked with slow step, as if weighed with the chains. After turning into the courtyard of the honse, it suddenly slipped into the earth and disappeared. He piled some leaves and weeds to mark the spot, and the next day, going to tho magistrates, advised them to order tho place to be excavated A skeleton was found, the fleBh all wasted away by. petrefaction, and the bare bones bound in fetters and chains. It was takeu up and publicly buried and after that tho house was no more troubled.—Oncea Wtek. Another Rebinsen Crusoe. [From a Paria letter.) In the month ot August, 1863, the French ship Adelina Eliza quitted Bordeaux for Hong Kong. A month afterward she was spokenoffthe Cape of Good Hope. She was never heard of again until a few days since, her history and the history of all her crew became public. A typhoon in the Indian Ocean threw her out of her course, dis masted her, broke her rudder, and tossed her toward Oceanica. Bad weather lasted twenty days, and when fair weather re turned she struck upon a coral reef, and the exhausted crew were scarcely able to take refuge in the boats. It was a moonless, starless night when this accident occurred. They rowed wild ly, and thanked God when the breaking day showed them a barrier surrounded by a smiling landscape. They reached land and lay down to sleep. When they awoke they found themselves bound hand and foot, and surrounded by savages. Their captors proved to be cannibals. Eleven of them, the captain included, were slain and eaten. Threo others contrived, how does not appear, to make their escape, but they were mutilated. The one who succeeded in reaching Europe has one arm cut off, and one eye torn out The three reached a remote part-of the island, where they found a canoe and embarked in it prefer ring the risk of beinig devoured1 by sharks, to the certainty of being killed and eaten by cannibals. Fortunately they fonnd themselves in an archipelago, and were able to go .from one iBland to another. After wandering for some time, moving ss rapidly as possible away from the cannibals' home, George Samazon's two companions died of exhaustion. He remained alone, mutilated, hopeless, upon a frail canoe. JSe nevertheless con tinued to push on, touching land only when necessary to sleep, and to get water and food. He eat shell-fish and roots. One. day ho reached the last island of the group and nothing lay before him but tbe wild ocean. He set to work to build a raft. He launched it He several times tried to put' it to sea, bntr constantly failed. He resol ved to take his footsteps landward, but in a different direction from the cannibals' home. He climbed fe mountain, crossed a desert, ,fe|l again into savages' hands, once inore escaped froiii them, fled through for ests his feet were bitten by venomous in sects his face scabbed by the bite of mos quitoes at last, nearer dead than alive, he came upon wbito men. The white men received him kindly, and did what they could for him. He embarked upon a small Portuguese ship, and at last reached Eu rope. His family had long given him up for dead. Imprisonment for Debt in England. An English paper says: The chango made by the legislation of 1869, in the law of imprisonment for debt, gives a special interest to recent returns, which show the extent to which creditors have of late re sorted to this modo of enforcing payment ot their debts. The number of annual committents to the prisons of England and Wales for debt and on civil process, has been increasing in the laBt few years. In the year ending at Michaelmas, 1865, it was 9,433 in tho year 1865-66, 10,598 in 1866-67, 11,647 in 1867-68, 12,833— namely, 12,258 men acd 575 women. In this last year, six counties had above 500 commitments of this class. Cheshire, 514 Derbyshire, 535 Stafford shire, 701 Yorkshire, 816 Middlesex, 1,893 Lancashire, 2,648.^ Neither York shire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, nor Derby shire had so many as 30 women sent to prison in the year for debt or on civil pro cess but Middlesex bad as many as 71, and Lancashire 148. In Cornwall, 193 per sons were imprisoned in the year for dobt, aud as many as 48 of them were women aud in Surrey the total was 133, and 46 of them, or one-third, were wompn. Three fourths of these imprisonments were on county court commitments— the class that makes it so difficult absolutely to abolish imprisonment for debt MKTAI.-TIPPKD SHOES.—Shoes are an im portant item in the expense of clothing children, as every parent will understand. They invariably wear out their shoes at tho too first, and not unfieqnently before the other parts area quarter worn. Children's shoes with Metal tips never wear ont at the toe, and it is wife to say that on an average one pair with them will more than out-wear three pairs without them. We believe all the Bboe dealers keep them.—Herald. WIIITTIER'S PROSE WOKKS are far less pop ular than his poetry, but chiefly because they are less known. Whittier himself thinks his prose better than his poetry, and I have heard excellent critics express the same opinion. His "Old Portraits and Modern Sketches" are remarkably vigorous and fascinating biographical essays "Mar garet Smith's Journal" gives a vividly dis tinct and acurato picture of New England life two hundred years ago, and his "Lit erary Recreations" are delightful sketches of character and Bcenery and life, hardly surpassed by auy essays of their kind in the language. What, iu its way, is better than this, from "The City of a Day": ^Ciicnltaral. FARM, UAItUEN AKI» HOUSEHOLD. Tin WAY "TO BLANKKT HOUSES.—But lew persons comparatively understand how to apply a blanket to a horso to prevent him from contracting a cold. Wo frequently see the blanket foided double and across the animal's back, leaving those parts of the body which need protection entirely exposed to the cold. Those parts of the body of a horse which surround the lungs require the benefit of a blanket in preference to its flanks and rump. When we are exposed to a current of cold air, to guard against any injury from contracting cold, we shield our shoulders, neck, chest and back. If these parts be protected, the lower part of the body will endure a degree of cold more intense, with out any injury to the body, than if the lungB were not kept warm with suitable covering. The same thing holds good in the protection of horses. The blanket should cover the neck, withers, and shoulders, and brought around the breast aud buttoned or buckled together as closely as a man buttons his over coat when about to face a driving storm. Let the lungs of a horse be well protected with a heavy blanket, and he will seldom contract a cold, even if the hindmost parts of bis body are not covered. Many of our best teamsters protect the breasts of their horseB by a piece of cloth about two feet square, hanging down from the lower end of the collar. This is an excellent practice in cold weather, as the most important part of tbe animal is constantly sheltered from the cold wind, especially when travel ing toward a strong current. The for ward end of horse blankets should be made as closely around the breast of a horse as our garments fit our bodies. Moit horses tak9 cold as men, if not blanketed while standing after exercising sufficiently to produce perspiration. So long as the horse is kept in motion, there is little danger of his suffering from cold but allow him to stand for a few minutes without a blanket to protect bis shoulders and lungs, and he will take cold sooner than men.—Me. PHESEEVINO EGOS.—At a late meeting of the Western New York Farmers' Ciub, Mr. Qninby, as reported by the American Far mer, gives his method of preserving eggs, considering it timely, as the season for packing for winter use is at hand. His practice is to gather the eggs from the nest, and wben.two or three dozen are obtained, to place them in a dish and pour scalding water over them, and immediately turn it off. This process is repeated three times, by which means the albumen is fixed or coagulated, the pores of the shell closed, and the egg, as it were, canned in its own covering. Thus prepared, the eggs are ready to be packed awav in the oask design ed to hold them for future use. Spread a layer of salt over the bottom of the cask or crock, .sufficient to steady the eggs, and then set them in a circle, apex downward, till the surface is ooVered with eggs. Add more salt, and proceed as before till the cask is filled—the top layer being covered with salt lor tbe exclusion of the ain Put down this way, eggs will keep as fresh as when first laid, for along time. They have been found as fresh at the end of the year as when first laid, with no perceptible change in their flavor. THE STOCK SHOULD GOVBBH THE FARM ING.—Hog raising demands a certain kind of farming horse Taising another, and sheep raising the third and very different one. For hogs, you want small fields for clover, rye, oats, corn and roots low and close fences numerous pens, a feed house with, Bteamiug apparatus and aliberal sup ply of fixed and movable troughs. For sheep, you want several pastures of fine grass, some hilly ground, root and corn and oat crops, barns of a peculiar model, low sheds, folds, combined feed troughs and mangers, a meshing, room, and if you can get it, a clear stream from some moun tain sonrce. For horses and mules, yon want corn and oat fieldB, meadows, pas tures, stables, sheds, hay-barns, dry-yards, and for the brood mares, paddocks with shed stables. The fences should be strong and high and the inclosures of the yards should have the resisting power of the stockades of a fortress. .So peculiar are the improvements and the farming requir ed by each class of stock, that the traveler flying by on a railroad oar is at no loss to tell, at a glance, what the leading stock is on each farm he passes. CUBE FOB SHEEP-CHASING DOGS.—A large deer hound of mine, or rather of my fa ther's, (a prize winner at Birmingham), with not being well looked after got into the habit of chasing sheep, and killed them too, whenever he had an opportunity. He was sharply corrected and kept chained np for some days, but when taken ont he was as bad as ever. My father happily remem beredhow he had cured a large retriever of the same sin five-and thirty years before, and we have, I am pleased to say, made a perfect curs of my deer hound. After one of his chases he waB taken up to the sheep farm, securely tied between two old Scotch rams, and then let loose in the yard. No sooner were they let loose, than all three being good jumpers, they cleared the wall, and tbe dog was dragged about the park till all three were dead tired. The poor fellow was taken home, and I can assure you Bheep-chasing is now the very last thing of all others that he ever thinks of.— Correspondence of the FieId. STORING POTATOES.—If potatoes' are to be stored in a cellar, it must .be either natural ly dry or made, so by proper drainage. The potatoes ought also to be dry when put in to it—that is, they should lie for an hour or two at least after digging before they are carted to the cellar. It makes them clean er, of course, to knock all ,the dirt from them while picking them up, and keep, that which settles to the. wagon floor from going in the cellar with them but they will keep better in the bin if these precautions are not taken, and a. considerable portion of dry earth is allowed to go with them. ROAST NECK OP MUTTON.—Take a good neck of a fat sheep, as fresh as -possible put it in an earthen pan pour over it a bot tle of claret season with salt and pepper, and leavo to soak four-and-twenty hours put it to roast, basting it with the wine, with a little butter. After cooking, serve with the gravy separate. f'onundrsnis from Salt' lake. Here in Utah, where the social relations are established upon the barn-yard princi ples of matrimony, we have relationships, both of affinity ana consanguinity, that are not laid dowp by Blackstone nor any other author wa therefore ask a few questions npon the snbject and respectfully ask an swers from our Eastern friends: lvt. If a man marries two sisters at one wedding and has children by both of them, what relation, are the children to each oth er? Also, in suoh case, is not their mother also their aunt and if so, conld they not be said to be born without a mother, being tbe offspring of their aunts? 2d. If a man marries two of his own nieces (sisters) at one time, and has child ren by both of them, what relation are these children to each other, and also, what is the blood relation they bear to their father and mother respectively? 3d. If a mau marries his son's widow, who is a daughter (by a former husband) of one of his own wives, and has children by both of them, and then dies—and if then one of hiB own sons by some other wife marries both these widows, and has chil dren by both of them, what relation arj all these children to each other, one and all, severally and individually? What is the combined relationship both of affinity and consanguinity of these children, and their parents, uncles, aunts and grandmothers, respectively Before entering upon the solution of these questions, it might 'be well for the student to first figure up the consanguinity existing between the speckled pullet and the red rooster.—SaH Lake Reporter. A Lawless Community. 4 A disgraceful shootiug affair occurred at Taylorsville, Warnock county, Indiana, on Sunday, resulting in the death of two if not three men. The difficulty was between two men named Springston on the one side and two men named Clark on the other, in which Harvey Springston was killed and his brother Abe 60 badly wounded that he died soon afterwards. Harvey Springston was recently pardoned out of the peniten tiary. The difficulty originated in a dispute about tbe settlement of 6ome accounts. Shortly after the shooting a number of the citizens who compose a self-constructed vigilance committee, proceeded, armed and equipped, to the residence of M. Kice, who had been warned to leave tho neighborhood by the 20th inst., aud fired several shots, frightening him so that he cleared out in a hurry, leaving the neighborhood. The Spriugstons are said to belong to the vigi laiico committee. Another of tho llices, who had been warned to leave but paid no attention to tho warning, was found dead iu the woods near the town, shot, and the two Whitinghills—father and son—who re fused to take any part either for or against the committoe, were also warned to leave the neighborhood. A terrible state of affairs exists. All law-abiding people seem to b* paralyzed. —The plan and schedule of Mr. Koop manscbaap's Chinese ngency in New Or leans, are now made public. The Lomsi anians aro to pay the laborers $10 a month currency or $8 gold. They must also ad vance $150 for payment of the emigrant's passag", and two months' wages. The contractor will only guarantee sound health, sobriety, and a capacity to work. MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS. —Omaha has a population estimated at 22,000. —An Iowa orchard contains sixty thous and bearing apple trees. —Dexter is so named from his habit of putting the right foot foremost The total receipts of peaches for the season in Chicago are 600,155 packages. —Some one calculates that an acre of buckwheat yields fourteen pounds of honey daily. —There is a school teacher in the employ of the city of Boston who has served for over 40 years. —More than $95,000,000 worth of boots and shoes will be manufactured in Massa chusetts the present year. A lad died in Albany a few days since from paralysis caused by a dose of whisky given to stimulate him while ill. --A temperance lecturer has started from Kansas with the declared intention of walk ing to Augusta, Me., and delivering a lec ture on temperance every evening while on his way. —Judge Sawyer, of the District Court of California, has decided that Chinese testi mony is admissible against white men nn der the fourteenth amendment to the Fed eral Constitution. —A single St Joseph firm has sold dur ing the season 650,000 quart berry boxes, 30.000 half bushel berry eases, and their sales of peach packings will amount to 80, 000 baskets and 30,000 boxes —A child three years old, of A. P. Sedg wick, of Weymouth, Medina county, Ohio, swallowed a shingle nail which lodged in ite throat, and remained there for thirty two days. In an effort of coughing the nail was thrown out A Chicago paper says: "A prominent actor who is not married, and an equally prominent actress who is married, last Sun day evening, terminated a short though tol erably brilliant western season by uniting baggage and eloping." —In Boston, the other day, a girl dashed vitriol in a young man's face and complete ly destroyed his eyes (he ls now an inmate of an asylum for tbe blind), because he re fused to acknowledge himself the father of her illegitimate child. —Recently a two-year old colt, in Phil lips, Me., was fonnd literally stnek full of porcupine quills. He was caught, and seven men with nippers worked npon him a considerable portion of tbe day. to free him from his torment —Rich placer diggings have recently been discovered northwest of Helena, Mon tana, but the Indians were so troublesome that (he miners have thus far been unable to work the new mines, which are said to bo of surpassing richness. —Louisa Muhlbach, the novelist, incom ing to America next spring, with her daugh ters, Theodora and Frearika Mundt, the former of whom is w-actress .of repnte and has been for some time' studying English with the purpose oTappearing on our stage. The Troy Whig has made a calculation from Which it appears that enough rain fell in Rensselaer and Albuiy counties on Sunday and Monday of last week to supply every man, woman and child upon the face of the earth with two and a half gallons of water per day for a year. —Its dangerous business sparking the Maplewood .Institute girls at Pittsfield, Masa, this falL Rev. C. Y. Spear, the Principal, advertises that his grounds are protected with powder and ball," and ex pects the "cousins" of his fur pupils to take due warning. —A party which recently went to the up per waters of the Yuba on a fishing exclu sion, not finding the sport with hook and line sufficiently exciting, exploded a small charge of giant powder in the water. The effect was astonishing—all the fish in the immediate vicinity, large and small, being instantly killed. —"Sim," the Chief of the Washoe In dians, is dead. A newspaper published among the Rocky Mountains says of him obituariiy: "He was a good, though very dirty red man. He possessed a well balanced head of hair, and stomach enough for all he could get to eat His regard for the truth was notable he never meddled with it He left no will, and his estate consisted of a pair of boots." —The New York Tribune of the 6th says: "It is said that during- the past six weeks 500 head of cattle which arrived in Jersey City from Texas, and which were af flicted with the Spanish fever, have been sold to farmers throughout the State at $4 a head, and are now spreading the pesti lence among all the cattle in their different localities. The State Society holds Colonel Black, State Inspector, responsible." —Prince Arthur was, on Friday, made a Chief of the Mohawks, at their village near Brantford, Canada. He was inducted into the honor by one of the Chiefs of the Six Nations, a descendant of the celebrated Brant His older brothers have also been made Chiefs of this tribe. He was named "The Flying Sun," because, "like the sun, he is flying from East to Weat over the vast dominions of his mother." —The following "personal" advertise ment appears in a New. York paper:— "Should this notice meet the eye of any person who has recently been bereaved by. stock speculations andistainted with pugil istic ability, who feels tbat his life is nptb ing to him, and is willing to scalp any one, in .hopes of retrieving his losses, and if necessary enter the pnze-ring (as has been done as a last resort to raise the wind), he will learn something to his advantage by addressing J. Mace." —An Adirondack correspondent tells a good story illustrative of the responsibility of travelers in that region, for introducing the vices of civilization. A gentleman who had a good supply of liquor in his camp .was generous enough to, treat his guide. This unsophisticated forester got so furi ously drunk that, his employer was afraid to stay in camp with him, and essayed to getaway but nis guide intercepted him, anjd forced him. at tbe pointof the pistol to row the boat, with the guide as passenger, all the Iray to thb next inn. PprBon«l,Items. Dr: Hayes Intends to lead an expedi toward a'»he open rPbler tion toward a'&he open Sea," next —The .King of Prussia has Emperor Louis Napoleon 80, the Saltan 300. —Lillie McDonald, of Jeffersonville, In diana, ia ten years Old, and weighs 124 ponnds. —Geprge W. Fishbacb, editor of the St LOnis Democrat, has gone to Europe with bis invalid wife. —Gov. Walker, of Virginia, who is only 37 years old, is the youngest Governor the State has ever had. —Pollard proposes to buy up tbe Na tional Intelligencer, to make it a model Democratic organ. —Dr. Shelton Mackenzie says that By ron's autobiography, which Moore burned, "will yet see the light" Professor Blot promises to superintend the kitchen of the Cambridge co-operative house-keepers in person. —Lady Melbourne, Lady Palmerston'i mother, was the sister of 8ir Ralph Mil banke, the father of Lady Nqpl Byron. —Mrs. Stowe's reply to her assailants will probably make a small volume. It will be published by Fields, Osgood & Co. —When Mark Twain wrote his first ar ticle, a California publisher told him tbat be hadn't brains enough to keep a mule going straight ahead in a ten acre lot —Mrs. Eva Lancaster, of Navasota,Tex as, is now running three institutions her self—the Navasota Ranger (newspaper), a millinery shop, and a cradle with afresh incumbent —Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Stewart are mak ing extensive preparations foropening their new fifteen hundred thousand dollar resi dence. They will exhibit on the occasion a table service of solid silver, lined with old, and costing about eight thousand iollars. —A Paris correspondent writes that Miss Vinnie Ream is at work on busts of Pere Hyacinthe, General Fremont and Mr. Mer edith Read, our consul at Paris. She is also to have sittings with Mr. Waahburoe and Gustavo Dore, but leaves Paris for Rome this month. —Sir Patrick Keith Murray ofOchter tyre, nephew of the Gen. Sir George Mur ray who served with great distinction un der Moore and Wellington, ia now visiting tbe United States, It was in honor of a member of his family, Euphemia Murray, known as "The Flower of Strathmore," that Burns composed his song, "Blythe, blythe and merry was she." Foreign Items. The 7,000 distilleries in Prussia con sumed in 1868 6,750,000 bushels of giain and 38,000,000 bushels of potatoes. A large number of Roman coins have been dug up in Hampshire, England. It is supposed that they were buried 1,400 years ago, from fear of a Saxon invasion. —Not long ago the workmen in a great powder factory in England were stopped and searched just as they were entering the works. Fifty-eight of them were found to have in their possession tobacco pipes and matches, and were immediately dis charged. fye emancipation of vomeA^mii to laPHly advancing in German. Mrs. Hirschfoi was born in Holsta, and left GermKv in 18C.7 to study in Ai..,if.a, has lately retwa with a diploma fro^ the Dentist Collegian Philadelphia, am^an obtained permig&»n to practice as a «n tist in the Prussian t^pi|al. Tbe body of Mr. Pattern, Lord Justiq Clerk of Scotland, was found in a pool un der what is known as the spout of Buchan ty. Tho pool is about twenty feet deep. Mr. Patton's throat was cut, and it was ev ident tbat he bad clutched, with bis hands covered with blood, an overhanging bench as he fell into the water. —The London correspondent of the Bos ton Daily Advertiser says it is reported there that the son and danghter of Mr. Leigh contemplate bringing a libel suit on account of Mrs. Stowe's attack on their mother. The suit would, of course, have to be brought against Mr. MaeMillan, tbe London publisher of tbe attack. The number of books and parts of books added to the British Museum a year is about 66,000, 20,000of which are acquir ed by copyright, and 36,000 by purcbasefl tbe rest presented. The capacity of the British Museum shelving is for 1,000,006 volumes of the Congressional Library, 210,009 volumes. Tbe possessions stand as one book to five. —A London correspondent says it is pro posed in England to abolish the lash as a mode of punishment and substitute in its place the galvanic lightning. "It is be lieved tbat as a punishment—say balf an hour every day for a month—it would be more effective, while it would leave no bad effects upon tbe spine, as is often the case after the application ef tbe cat-o'-nine tails." THE CHINESE WALL. The Dlaerepanelea or Travelers Re eomeiled. Cliina Correspondence Alta California. Since writing my last letter from tbe tower of Plangtu, which was forwarded via Pekin to Shanghai, by the kind Father Tumshah, who was returning from the mission in PariB, I have traversed over tbe nide aiid miiui uf the auclent owtwaaha of the Chinese Wall proper, as far as Snet schen, on tbe border of the desert of Kobi or Seliamo, and through tbe aid of my kind friend and interpreter Chung Wo, I have collected much valuable information in re gard to the object which led to the con struction of these gigantic barriers, whicb, in defiance of modern engineering, still remain the great architectural wonders of the world, in comparison with whicb the pyramids and temples of Egypt are mere specks. Thiscurtain wall varies in distance from the true wall from one mile to ten, and for engineering skill in tbe selection of defensible points, When we consider the escalade was the only means by wirlch the Northern hordes of Mandscnuri andTsing glans attempted its passage, it would have taken the judgment of a Todleben to have lound abettor line of defense. The material Used for building the first or outer walls Was kiln burnt bnckf, and its construction was evidently intended to cover tbe progress of the more substantial inner fortifications of stone. According to the information derived from Father Ing Oo, a learned Bouse, of the Bndhist Semi nary Saaing Poo, the construction, of the first wall of brick occupied a period of eight hundred yean, during which three million of. workmen were constantly employed. Like the frontiersmen of America, they were obliged to combine the. occupation of warrior, artisan, and probably of agricul turist During its progress there were upward of two thousand forays and diversions, which must have greatly retarded the work. The inner, or stone, fortification was commenc ed, according to the best authenticated ac counts, about eighteen hundred years be fore the advent of our era, and, with its completion, the temporary outworks ot brick were probably abandoned—as its line is through a country incapable of produc ing enough to supply the wants of a garri son such as .would be required for its defense. And the economy of the ancient Chinese government required that its mili- ^^e'soldiers off duty engaged inthe cnU tivation of the soil, or suoh mechanical em ployments as were adapted to the wants of the army. .The existence of these two walls has led to tbe discrepancy in the relation of trav elers—those who have visited it from the north and west contending that it is a structure of brick in a ruinous condition and those through the empire, from the south, that it is built of stone, supremely grand in its architectural dengn, and in a wonderful state of preservation, consider ing that it has withstood the assaults of time and the machinations of man to ac complish its destruction for at least two thousand and five hundred years since the last stone was laid. English view of American Religion. An English traveler in the United States contrasts the laborers ot thiB country with those of England in regard to their respect for xeligiouB observances. He was in a car of the Union Pacific Railroad, in company with a large number of workingmen bound for the company's workshops at Cheyenne. In the morning a quiet looking gentlemen rose and said: "Silence, if you please, ladies and gentlemen, for the word of God." "Instantly every rough head was uncov ered, every rifle dropped into its place, and revolver belted, as the quiet looking man proceeded to read a few verses from the Bible, appropriately selected for onr position as travelers. The conductor, who just then entered the car to look at our tickets, removed his cap~and took the nearest seat, and evenbody was as orderly and reverent as if the car had been a church.. The reading over, another of the excursionists prayed for about ten minutes in plain, simple language, in which any man could have mentally joined, whether Christian or Hindoo,so long as he believed in the existence of a God After the prajer a hymn, which I noticed jhptt those, present were able to join in, waa.etjbg, and tbe service came to an end. Such a scene would have beien impossible, in England, but nobody appeared to-think' it an out-of the-way proceeding in America. I scanned the faces of my fellow-wotsbippen to see if I conld detect an irreverent, smile or sheepish, look, BnchaR:woulL--,certainly have beeh observable upder sim'larcircum stanoes at home, but every ran, roldier andicivilian ,alike,looked:dignified and grave." i.... Transmission oF Ifental #se Dr.-Charles Elam, an English physician. Wa jost published a book in which medical problems are discussed. Of the transmis sion of mental disorders, he says: There is no: form of heritage more re markable tlian that of the tendency to sui cide without any other marks of aberration of intellect Dr. Winslow relates the ca6e of a family where all the members exhibted. when they arrived at a certain age, a desire to commit self-destruction to accomplish which, the greatest ingenuity and industry were manfested. Dr. Gall relates a v#tv striking instance of seven children of v-" man who all enjoyed a competent and good health, yet all possessed a ga for suicide, and all yielded to it within -rty or forty years. "Some hanged, so ue drowned themselves, and others blew it their brains." Many other examples of the same tendency aro brought forward by the same writer. I may add one case to the above from my own experience. Sitting one day with an acquaintance, I noticed some depression in his spirit*. After a pro longed silence, he broke out into the fol lowing dreary attempt at conversation: "My grandfather hung himself, my uncle took poison, my father shot himself, I shall cut my throat" The tacts were correct but constant surveillance prevented the sequel in his own history. AN INCIDENT IN THE EABLT HISTORV OP GKEENDACKS.—Texts of Scripture have often been inscribed upon coius. One of the most remarkable is on a capper coin issued by tbe papal government, on which are the words, Vae vobis divitlbus—''Woe to you who are rich When the green backs were first issued by the United States, Mr. Chase, then Secretary of tbe Treasury, consulted, among others, the president of one of the Philadelphia banks in regard to placing some motto npon them— sucb, for example, as has since been impressed npon the five-cent pieces— 'In God we trust." After mentioning sev eral scriptural texts that had occurred to him, the Secretary asked onr banker's opinion. "Perhaps," was the reply, "tbe most appropriate would be: 'Silver and Kold have I none hut such as I have give I thee!'" The project was abandoned.— JVem LippmcotTs Magazine for Aot'. INTERESTING DISCOVERIES OP EXTINCT RACES.—The General Land Office has re ceived returns of the survey of the town Bhip and section lines of five townships on the Gila River, in Southern Arizona con taining 105,252 acres of agricultural ana grazing lands, bearing evidence of having been formerly under a high state of culti vation for centuries, and abounding in ruins of elaborate and sometimes magnifi cent structures, together with relics of ob literated races, possessing considerable knowledge of the arts and manufactures, among the most extensive of the rains be ing those called Casa Grande, about two miles southwest of the junction ot the east and south channels of the Gila River. These townships embrace the growing towns of Adamsville and Florence, on the Fort Yuma and Fort Grant wagon roads, as well as numerous productive farms and pastures, well stocked with cattle and sheep.