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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.

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