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WATERTOWN, WIS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1874. Love, Drink, and Debt. Son of mine! the world before you Spreads a thousand secret snares Pound the feet of every mortal Who thro' life's long highway fares. Three especial, let me warn yon, Are by every traveler met; Three, to try your might of virtue— They are Love and Drink and Debt, Love, my boy. there’s no escaping, Tis the common fate of men; Father had it; I have had it; — But for love you had not been. Take your chances, but be cautious ; Know a squab is not a dove; Be the upright man of honor ; All deceit doth murder love. * As for drink, avoid it wholly; Like an adder it will sting; Crush the earliest temptation. Handle not the dangerous thing. See the wrecks of men around us — Once as fair and pure as you— Mark the warning ! Shun the pathway, And the hell they’re tottering through. Yet, though love be pure and gentle, And from drink you may be free, With a yearning heart I warn you ’ jrainst the worst of all the three. Many a demon in his journey Bunyan's Christian Pilgrim met; They were lambs, e’en old Apollyon, To the awful demon Debt! With quaking heart and face abashed The wretched debtor goes : He starts at shadows, lest they be She shades cf men he owes. Down silent streets he furtive steals, The face of man to shun. He shivers at the postman's ring, And fears the dreadful dun. Beware of Debt! Once La, you’ll be A slave for evermore ; If credit tempt you, thunder “ No 1” And show it to the door. Cold water and a crust of bread May be the best you'll get: Accept them like a man, and swear— "Til neve)' rim in Debt /” DUMB friends. The Affection of Animals for 3lan. The death of poor “Joe,” the chim panzee, from consumption, caused by the climate to which, for the sake of English children and English lovers of the animal world, he has been now for some years exposed, will probably cause a more wike-spread and keen re gret throughout London than any hu man death from the same cause would excite in the same great city. “Joe” was not only a great amusement to the visitors of the Zoological Gardens, but the passionate affection which he seems to have shown for his attendant, Sut ton, has endeared him to the public. The Daily Telegraph even says that “when the night good-by came, ‘Joe’ would break out in a "perfect, frenzy of grief, tearing 1 his “ hair, rolling upon the floor, casting dust and ashes upon his head” (if this be really so, by the Way, the Oriental mode of expressing mourning must be j deeply rooted in our animal nature) — “and shrieking like a spoiled child.” THIS SORT OF AFFECTION in an animal for any human being, is one of the most touching spectacles in I the world, and certainly no people seem more alive to the pathos of that kind of feeling than the English of the present day, thick-skinned and wanting in sensibility as many of the continental coutries think us. One of Sir Edwin Landseer’s few really pathetic pictures appeal to a somewhat different modifi cation of the same feeling—the picture, we mean, of the “Doctors,” in which the celebrated monkey which devoted itself to the nursing of its own order was represented, while a young scrape grace of the same tribe, without any “enthusiasm of Simianity” in its breast, has been hiding away a stolen orange, evidently provided for the invalid, with grotisque gestures of delight. It was this picture of which Mr. Gladstone said that for the first tame it had roused a momentary wish in him that “ instead of a man he was a monkey. ” No doubt there is something even more singular in this disinterested devotion of one member of the monkey tribe to others needing its care than in the pas-1 sionate attachment poor little “Joe ” used tr feel for his attendant, Sutton. The former contains an augery of the higher phases of human benevolence, while the latter is only an extreme form of what we are all more or less accustomed to in dogs, and sometimes even in birds and cats—their recogni tion of some thing above themselves in man, and an alwost religious constancy I of devotion to it. But though it is even rarer to find philo-canic dogs, or philo ornithic birds, or philo-pithecan monkeys, than it is to find such creat- I nres with a rare devotion to human beings, the latter sentiment is, on the whole, more pathetic' because it fastens on a being whose objects and aims as regards all that he does for the creat ures which thus love him are utterly be yond the comprehension, and too often, indeed, quite without disinterested regard to the well-being of those creatures themselves. THERE IS A SOMEWHAT PATHETIC STORY, ultimately vouched for, we believe, by the late Bishop Stanley(of Norwich) of a farmer for whom a goose formed a most earnest and disinterested aftec tion. The goose would follow him everywhere, climb into his lap at night, go shooting with him, climbing all the hedges, follow him when he was at the plow, turning deliberately at the end of every furrow, and walking back with him along the next, but not unfre quently turning to fasten its eyes on him with the most intense gaze. The wretched man took it into his head that aids goose’s mysterious love was omin ous of some calamity, which he could avert by killing it, and shot it one day in a fit of alarm. That shows how little the man was touched by this curious demonstration of love for him. and no doubt the last generation was less sensitive to the dumb pathos of such love than the present; but even now , if poor little “ Joe’’had not been so gentle and amusing, there would not have been many to take much account of his extraordinary love for his attendant. The view that all creatures beneath us are simply intended to serve our pur poses, and even their best love is of no more value than to amuse and gratify us, is still even more deeply rooted in us than the notion that men played the same kind of parts as puppets in the hands of the gods ever was to the heathen world. And yet is there not something in this capacity of love of the lower ani mals for man which ought to make us ashamed to regard it as A MERE SOURCE OF AMUSEMENT? To us the wistfulness and humanity of that kind of love—nay, even its will ful imperiousness when it discovers its own power—seem the only things which makes the physical tie that, as natural ists tell us, actually exists between the loAver creatures and us, one not dis tasteful, but even honorable. The power of loving is a kind of germinal power of resembling; for hearty loyal ty and fidelity cannot exist without a degree of community of nature, how ever limited. And as there is nothing more mysterious than the unsolicited and uncriticising 1oa t c of an inferior creature, so there is nothing which leaves a more distinct impression of the divine origin of creation on the mind. If a dumb creature can find no satisfac tion but in the society of man, though it does not know in AA'hat man is super ior to it, and feels our authority Avithout feeling our fitness for it, there can hardly be superstiton in the human feeling which in the same manner in sists on a like tie to God. The grati tude which domesticated animals feel to those Avho have enlarged their pow ers by a kind of education is a curious anticipation of human gratitude for the education Avhich theologians call pro bation, and politicians the IaAV of pro gress. That the affection is less than the intelligence of the lower animals point to something far beyond their present grade, and that the pity and delight with which this affection is re turned have so softening and humaniz ing an influence upon man, is surely a sufficient reason for admitting that civilization should include in its scope a much larger society than that of hu man beings. We think it is hardly possible to enter heartily into the deep er feelings of the lower animals for ourselves without being carried on into piety, or, again, to be genuinely pious, without entering into the devoted af fection of the lower animals for our selves.—The Spectator. Chinese Women. The Chinese harem is nothing like so closely kept as the Mohammedans, yet ladies of rank and position do not re ceive visits or hold any conversation with gentlemen who are not immediate relatives. Two Chinese merchants, or mandarins, however closely allied in business or pleasure, would never see each other’s wives, or pass in that portion of the dwelling into which I was about to be admitted. The middle class of china women mix freely with their oavu countrymen, as also foreign ers, whereas Turkish Avomen must be quite degraded to appear before a man without the ya&hmack. Probably the difference is that the Chinese regards this practice of mixing in familiar intercourse with the other sex as un lady-like and unbecoming, while the Turks regard it as immoral. Thus, a little love-making or intrigue might possibly be carried on in a Chi nese establishment without fatal conse quences, when such a proceeding in Turkey could have no other terminat ion than a sack and the Bosphorus for the lady, and a poniard for the lover. So strict is this mode of justice, that even the allied armies consent to yield up any such offender of the Mohamme dan law. To be sure, in a Chinese house any love-making, except by pan tomine, would be attended with insu perable difficuties. Certainly, no tete a-tete could take place with the small est degree of comfort or safety, there being no doors to shut, and no boudoir wdiere the prying eyes of half a dozen wives could not spy around a corner; but the Chinese rarely experience love as a sentiment. They know nothing of the “sad and mad, but, ah! so sweet!” of the poet’s love, and are married in the adolescent state. Affection and passion exists, but very little romance. There are no lovers’ walks, no paths being wide enough to admit of two walking comfortably together; no bug gy rides, no sleigh drivung, no umbra geous bowers, or chiro-oscura corners in churches, cars or theatres. There seems to be too many people in China for any two to get a pri\ r ate nook for themselves. Nevertheless in spite of paganism and polygamy, it is my opin ion that Chinese woman is both modest and moral. She is married young, and is rarely unfaithful to her husband, tak ing meekly at first or a fifth share of affection. If he dies she remains a widow, and seldom marries again. If in the lower classes, she works for her own living until her children can sup port her, if in the upper grade she re mains an inmate of her husband’s fam ily. The virtuous conduct of a AA T oman through a long life is more highly es teemed in China than any other coun try. Temples are raised in the honor of virtuous women, as, in other coun tries monuments are erected to heroes. In the temple consecrated to pure women there is a female figure upon the altar, the goddess of chastity—l should prefer saying the patron saint, as I believe it ought to be—and around her, in small frame s are inscribed the names of such woman as had been faith ful to their widowhood until they have attained the age of 60. Sometimes they are virgin widows, their husbands having died immediately after their be i trothah In this event the girl i goes through the marriage ceremo nies with paper bridegroom, and is then escortdd in the usual way, to the residence of his people, where, if she lives all of her life true to his memory, she becomes one of the elect in the tem ple of chastity, and is honored for her celibacy. On the other hand, the cus tom is not unknown, though compar atively rare, for a wife to destroy her self on the death of her husband. She Avill invite all her friends to a banquet, array herself in scarlet, and, in the pres ence of her guests, rush to a rope which is suspended, mount a chair or table, put her head into a noose, kick over the chair, and hang herself with out any one interfering to stop her. Such is the extreme devotion to the husband in China. — Viscountess Avon more. A Bad Claim. A curious discovery lias just been made at Alfort, near Paris. Some boys were tinning over the heaps of rubbish shot on a piece of waste ground, when one of them brought to light a number of sealed packets which had been bur ied beneath the surface. About a hundred of these parcels were found, each containing what were apparantly Bank of France notes of 25f. each. The boys carried them home to their parents, but on their way sold several for fifty centimes each, one man buying four for a franc. This soon came to the ears of the police, who commenced by recovering the treasure from the holders of it. Two men who had pur chased some of the notes were arrested. They had succeeded in changing one at a bookseller’s and one at a wine shop, and when taken had just treated them selves to a sumptuous breakfast from the profits of their financial operation. The paper was found to be forged, but an excellent imitation. All bore date of the 7th November, 1870, and had no doubt been concealed there by parties fearing detection. The police con tinued the search and found other packets, the total representing a sum of 100,000 francs. Each bundle was con tained in an envelope of yellow paper, and sealed with red wax. Some inhab itants of Alfort remember seeing about two months back, two well dressed men at the spot, one appearing to turn over the ground while the other kept watch. The whole of this spurious paper has been taken possession of by the Bank of France. A rather comical incident followed the discovery. The proprietor of the ground, who resides in Paris, hearing that the treasure had been found there, hastened to put in a claim for half of it, to which he would be entitled by article 717 of the Civil Code, and was greviously disappointed on finding that all was worthless. Greasing Buggies ami Wagons. Greasing buggies and wagons is of more importance than some imagine. Many a wheel is ruined by oiling too plentifully. A well-made wheel will endure constant wear from ten to twenty years, if care is taken to use the right kind and proper amount of oil; but if this matter is not attended to, the wheel will be used up in five or six years, or it may be sooner. Lard should never be used on a wagon, for it will pene trate the hub, and work its way around the tendons of the spokes and spoil the wheel. Castor oil is a good material for use on iron axle; just oil enough should be applied to a spindle to give it a light coating; this is better than more, for the surplus put on will work out at the ends, and be forced by the shoulders and nut into the hub, around the outside of the boxes. To oil the axletree, first wipe the spindles clean with a cloth wet with turpentine, if it doesn’t wipe without it. On a buggy or carriage, wipe and clean off the back and front ends of the hubs, and then apply a very small quantity of castor oil, or more especially prepared lubri cator, near the shoulder’s point. A Moloch In Ancient America. In Ohio a mound of novel character has recently been cut through, in order to make the approach “to the Newtown bridges near Cincinnati. It was ev idently the debris of a huge sacrifice of children. A space twenty-five feet in diameter had been covered with an im mense heap of wood, then it was set on fire, and the children were probably tossed into it one by one, as in the an cient sacrifices to Moloch. The heat was evidently intense and long contin ued, as the ground plainly showed the effects of violent conflagration. As soon as the sacrifice was completed and the fire had died out, the remains of the victims were all raked together in the center, and then the mound was raised in a very remarkable way. Boil was brought, apparently by different tribes from different localities, and each va riety was carefully deposited by itself, so that the differences were clearly dis tinguishable. The remains collected consisted mostly of jaws and teeth of children. A pierced tooth of a rodent was found, which had evidently been used as an ornament. The remains will be placed in a museum at Plainville, O. Singular Coincidence. A strange coincidence happened at New Haven, the other day, which now appears for the first time in print. When the swing stage in York street, holding three painters, broke, precip itating two of them to the ground, one saving himself by jumping through an open window, another swing stage, from which three painters were working on a house in East Chapel street, also fell, one end becoming unloosed from the tackling. One of the three men saved himself, as Whaples did, by jumping through an open window, and the other two were thrown to the ground. One had an arm broken, but the other es caped without severe injury. The two cases were so parallel that many of the gossips took them to be one and the same thing, overlooking the slight dif ference between the location of York and Chapel streets.— Palladium , Relics of the Northmen in Labrador. Dr. McHenry, of Quebec, who spent the last summer in Labrador, writes to the Archmological Weekly that he found many important evidences of the pres ence of the Northmen in that peninsula, in the banks of the River Moisle, and in the regions frequented by the Mon tognais and Nasquapee Indians. One cairn in particular, the stones of which were so heavy as to defy the assaults of Indians or bears, he forced open with gunpowder, and found in it a gigantic human skull, breastplate and brass bound shield. The breastplate, though much rusted, bore signs of an inscrip tion or legend, failing to decipher which he sent it to Copenhagen to see if it could be made out by the American archaeologists there. The Danger of Using Shot for Cleaning Bottles, Fordos lias • recently directed atten tion to the dangers of lead poisoning where shot are used for cleaning bottles that are to be used for wine and other beverages. When shot arc placed in a glass of water, carbonate of lead is at once formed, a portion of it being no ticed as a precipitate in the water, wdiile another portion of it attaches itself as a thin filimto the sides of the vessel. This film adheres so closely to the glass that it cannot be removed by rinsing with water alone, an acid being required to remove it. When shot are used for cleaning bottles, which are afterward well rinsed out, the carbonate of lead suspended in the water will be removed, but that portion which is attached to the sides of the bottle re mains, and is afterwards dissolved by the liquid placed in the bottle, [if it possesses a sufficient solvent power. If the shot are only shaken up with ivater for a short time, it is scarcely possible for the carbonate of lead to become attached to the sides of the bottles, but oftentimes the shot are left in the bot tle with the water for some time. Be sides the rinsing is not always done so carefully as it should be, and the car bonate of lead removed. Fordos took four half-pint medicine glasses that had been cleaned with shot, and in one he placed white wine, in another red wine, jii the third quinine wine, and in the fourth vinegar. After standing two days each was found to contain a con siderable quantity of lead. Another danger might also arise from shot getting lodged in the narrow creases at the bottom of certain bottles, when the action of an acid upon it would dissolve not only the lead, but also the arsenic, which is always present in shot in sufficient quantity to render the liquids poisonous. Religious Matters In Japan. A letter from Japan in the Cologne Gazette says that the religious question, which is an increasing topic of discus sion among the Japanese, has again been brought before the public by a memorandum issued by two officials of the religious department. The memo randum begins by pointing out that Japan has made such immense progress that her civilization and commerce are equal to those of Europe, but that in religious matters she still hesitates be tween Buddhism and Christianity. It therefore proposes that public disputa tions should be organized between Buddhist and Bhinte priests on one side, and Christian preachers on the other. Each of these disputations would take place on a specified subject, to be agreed upon beforehand by the contending parties. The speeches would be taken down by short-hand writers, and published in several lan guages, and an interval of 10 days would elapse between one disputation and the next. By these means, the memorandum continues, the world would be able to decide which religion is the true one, and make its choice ac cordingly. The expenses of the proposed disputations would be covered by the proceeds of the sale of the short-hand reports. Why Not? “There is a form of misery,” says the Saturday Review, “with which most of us have to make acquaintance at least once in our lives. Mankind has agreed to surround the marriage ceremony with observances of a distressing, not to say rediculous, nature. It is generally assumed, we need not ask with what accuracy, that a marriage is in itself a cause for congratulation to the persons most immediately interested; and, therefore, it is inferred that they should suffer cheerfully the small deduction from their satisfaction which is involved in making themselves a show to their acquaintances and to the public gener ally.” It thinks that, as the world grows more civilized, the quantity of ceremonial is diminishing; “ and it may be hoped that in time two human beings, performing the most solemn act of their f lives, wfll be allowed to get through the business quietly and seriously, without being exposed to the impertinent intrusions of the outside world. ” Chess Match Between Vienna and Lon don, The match bj telegraph between the leading players of Vienna and London, terminated, lately, on receipt of a tele gram to the effect that Vienna resigned in favor of London. This match is the first of the kind that has been conduct ed between places so far remote. It was arranged that two games should be played for the nominal stake of £lOO a side. Six of the best players in London competed by telegraph with six of the best players in Austria. Several days were allowed for the consideration of each move, and the result was that the match, which was finished only recent ly, began one year and eight months ago. One game is resigned in faVor of London, the second is abandoned as unfinished, but there can be no doubt that its legitimate termination would be in favor of London also. “ 111 Weeds Grow Apace.” The Registrar General for Ireland, in his report submitting the agricultural statistics for 1873, says that although great improvement in the breeds and value of every description of farm stock has taken place in Ireland since 1811, a corresponding improvement has not taken place in the cultivation of land. Incalculable injury arises from the un checked growth of weeds, permitted in almost every part of the country, on the sides of roads, railways and canals. Lord Lurgan, referring to the great mischief done by weeds in Ireland, re cently, suggested a revival of the old Scotch law, declaring any one to be a “ traitor who poisoned the Queen’s land with weeds.” For their own sakes the Irish would do.well to make an effort to extirpate their weeds. And so say we all of us. A Professor Tapping Trees, President Clark, of the Massachusetts Agricultural College, has just completed tapping a maple tree at an expen g of $lOO. This unusual tap is a part of his investigations into the “ circulation of sap in plants.” He draws sap from the limbs, surface, centre and roots, and, by means of mercurial barometers, can ascertain how the sap cirbulates through the tree. Congressional Summary, Senate Saturday, Ajiril 25. — The Senate was not in session. House. The House went into committee of the whole on the legislative appropriation bill. An animated and somewhat personal discussion took place on a motion to strike out of the bill the item for subsist ence and care of horses and carriages for depart ments. The motion was finally agreed to. After some further amendment of the bill, some debate occurred in relation to the comptroller of the cur rency, when the committee rose, and the House adjourned. Senate. Monday, April 27.— The entire ses sion was devoted to the pronouncement of eulogies on the late Senator Simmer. House. Bills were introduced : To facilitate specie pay ment ; to repeal all bank tax laws; imposing a tax on incomes exceeding $5,000 ; for an additional is sue of $50,000,000 legal tender notes; for free bank ing and resumption of specie payment; relating to inland navigation. A resolution was adopted to remove any inequality or injustice in the matter of officers of the Senate and House. The remainder of the session was devoted to eulogies on the late Senator Sumner. .Senate. Tuesday, April 28. — A resolution was presented of the directors of the L. and P. canal, denying that they were opposed to government taking possession of_' the work. Bills removing political disabilities of Raphael Semmos, J. W. Ben nett, John Forsyth, George Pickett and D. A. Til four, were reported adversely. The veto of the financial bill was then considered. After some de bate a vote was taken on the passage of the bill not withstanding the President’s veto. Result, yeas 34, nays 30. Two-thirds not voting in the affirmative, the bill was lost. After an executive session, the Senate adjourned. House. A bill was passed appropriating $90,000 for relief of southern sufferers. A resolution was offered ordering the report of a bill allowing honorably discharged soldiers to acquire homesteads on pub lic lands, without being required to commence set tlement and improvement. Objected to ; also a resolution relating to corrupt officials in New York. The legislative appropriation bill was then taken up, several amendments adopited,and passed. Adjourned. Senate. Wednesday, April 29. — 8i11s were in troduced : To regulate commerce ; in relation to the civil service; reducing the fees of pension agents; relating to the court of claims. Bills were passed: Amending the act relating to enroll ment of national militia; for the restoration to homestead entry of certain lauds in Minnesota. The civil rights bill was then taken up, and after some discussion, pending which a bill was intro duced relating to the seizure of the ferry-boat Neustra Senora de Regia, when the Senate went in to executive session, and adjourned. House. Bills were introduced relating to currency. The House then took up the hill to carry into exe cution the provisions of the fourteenth amend ment, and was addressed by Hale, of New York. The bill went over. Some further business w T as transacted, including a short discussion on the In dian appropriation bill, when the House adjourned. Senate. Thursday, April 30.—Little business of importance was transacted during the morning hour, at the expiration of which the civil rights bill was taken up, and Mr. Norwood addressed the Senate. The bill was laid aside, Mr. Norwood be ing unable to finish his address. The legislative appropriation hill was received from the House, and ordered printed. The resolutions adopted by the mass meeting at Indianapolis, in relation to i finances, were presented and referred. The Sen ate then proceeded to the consideration of bills on the calendar, and a number of a private character were passed. The bill relating to paymasters in the army was then passed, and the Senate ad journed. House. Tljc bill to carry into execution theprovisions of the fourteenth amendment was taken up, and Mr. Hoar addressed the House. The House then con sidered Senate amendments to the P. and X,. canal bill. After a long debate, they were concurred in and the bill passed. The Utah contested election case was then reported on, in favor of Cannon, the sitting member. Adjourned. Senate. Feiday, May I.—Mr. Washburn, the new Senator from Massachusetts, appeared and took his seat. The committee on public lands re ported in favor of extending the time for the com pletion of the St. Croix K. E. Bills on the calen dar were then considered. None of general im portance were acted upon.—After a short executive session, the Senate adjourned. House. After the passage of some local bills the House went into committee of the whole on the Indian ap propriation bill With little progress the com mittee rose, and a recess was taken until 7 y,. On re-assembling an amendment was offered in favor of having the Kiowa chiefs Satanta and Big Tree, who were convicted of murder in Texas, a couple of years ago, delivered up again to the civil author ities of that state, but the proposition was not sanctioned by the House. It then appearing that there was no quorum present, the House adjourned. A Marine Curiosity The San Diego World says : A little girl while playing on the beach found in a small pool of water the most curi ous marine butterfly it has ever been our good fortune to behold. We say butterfly because its hues are so gor geous, although in appearance it more resembles a grub. It is about an inch and a half long, and is composed of a gelatinous substance. Dr. Barnes, wdio examined it with us, thinks that it is a vertebrate, but we confess that we could see no evidence of articulation. Two very long antemne projected from the head, and two smaller prongs erect themselves like plumes further back on the head when the thing is in motion. It, has two strong orange-colored prongs, which some of the spectators were dis posed to call its eyes, dependent from the head. Its back was covered with what looks like a bright orange fringe. Small as this creature is, these spiculse count by the thousands and they seem to answer as fins, as the nondescript ev idently propels and guides itself by them. The body and belly of this ma rine curiosity is a bright purple. It can contract and expand itself at pleasure, and is as garish as the brightest butter fly of the field. Woman’s Suffrage in England, A London correspondent oJ the New York Graphic has this to say about woman’s suffrage in England : “ The advocates of woman suffrage here do not at present demand the franchise for all women; they are contenting themselves with endeavoring to obtain the passage of a bill removing the elec trical disabilities of widows and tax paying spinsters. There is one great objection to this measure which its ad vocates have not answered. In certain districts of Loudon the unmarried women who pay taxes are of a class which is not looked upon with favor by virtuous women. These persons gen erally live in lodgings which cost more than£lo a year; they pay taxes ; they own some property. If the proposed ‘reform’ becomes law the metropoli tan constituencies would be reinforced by voters from this class in great num bers ; unless, indeed, ‘ a good charac ter’ test and qualification were de manded from each female voter.” The “devil’s fiddle” nuisance has broken out in Bacramento in its most violent form. All Sorts of Paragraphs. California will raise 30,000 bushels of grain this year. A Texas cattle king expects to brand 75,000 calves this year. They are beginning to “Ho for Red River” in New Orleans. If you call for horticultural tricks, spades are trumps just now. There are 992 Vermonters in New York City, 2,320 in Chicago, and 2,495 in Boston. When deaf and dumb lovers marry, two members of the wedding party are sure to be unspeakably happy. By a sensible regulation Baltimore girls must be twelve years old before they ean enter the high schools of that city. Quiet, home-like places in the mountains and in out-of-the-way ports on the New England coast will be in demand this season. Vermont has 17,706 ' persons above the age of ten years that can neither read or write, of whom 13,804 are for eign born. A married woman in Brooklyn is su ing a married man for a breach of promise committed eleven years ago, her husband being her main witness. The San Francisco sea captain who traded the ship’s bible for thirteen plugs of tobacco is spoken of very se verely by the religious press of that city. The Chicago Times remarks that if the servant girl of the period wishes to cremate with trifling expense to herself, she should continue the use of kerosene as a kindler. An Ashantee war medal is spoken of for all officers, non-commissioned offi cers, and men who have been serving on the Gold Coast since the invasion of the protectorate. A Georgia negro was buried so deep by the caving of a well that it took four hours to unearth him. He said he never wanted to sneeze so bad in his life, but was afraid he would jar down more dirt. “Which of the Fiji Islands are you from ?” asked a visitor of one of Bar num’s cannibals, the other day. “Tip perary, bedad.” was the reply of the ravenous anthropophaginian. A man in Providence, on the occasion of the death of an infant daughter, entered a store and asked if they kept “black tripe” to hang on door bells. If they did he wanted three yards. A Georgia negro, who bet $lO that Gen, Washington commanded the Fed erals at Bull Run, handed the money over with the remark: “Well, dis yere hist’ry business is all mixed up anyway!” A Scripture lesson from Punch: Preceptor—“ Now, can any of you tell me anything remarkable in the life of Moses?” Boy—“ Yes, sir; he was the only man who broke all the command ments at once !” Wild coffee trees have been discov ered groAving in California. This \*al uable crop is likely to be added to the other products of the state, which now yields gold, wheat, barley, tobacco, tea, ■live stock, and all the fruits of the trop ic and the temperate zone. A New York journalist, belieA'ing that brevity is the soul of wit, sums up the value of editorial articles as follows : A two column article has one reader in 100. A column and a half article has one reader in 75. A column article has one reader in 50. A three-quarter column article has one reader in 25. A half column article has one reader in 10. A quarter column article has one reader in 1. Plutarch says : “ The eyes of the hog are so formed and disposed of in the head, that it is always looking upon the loAvest objects, and can in no man ner contemplate things ele\-ated and lofty. It cannot look upward unless thrown back w T ith its feet upward. Although this animal is addicted to the the most discordant squeeling and grunting, yet as soon as it is laid on its back it is immediately silent, so great is its astonishment at the heaA'ens, to the sight of which it is unaccustom ed, and which causes such fear that it is unable fo cry.” Mr. Max Strakosch, says the Newr York E\’ening Post, has a pleasant ad dress, is prompt, active and unceasing in his industry. He speaks fluently English, French, German and Italian, and understands Spanish, although he never made a special study of either. This enables him to transact business readily with his numerous employes, who, gathered from all quarters of the globe, comprise as many tongues as led to a suspension of work on the Tower of Babel. He is somewhat of an anomaly among managers, inasmuch as he neA'er has failed, but has always met eA’ery pecuniary or other obligation. He is unmarried. Two dogs, both strangers—you see it would be so unequal if one of them w'as an entire stranger and the other an old familiar acquaintance—both strang ers, met at the corner of Market and Valley streets yesterday, and made pre parations for war. But the black dog’s tail had been sand papered off’ close to the end of the backbone and then var nished, and when that warrior tried to express his emotions in the usual canine style, he wagged himself so energetically from his neck and back, that it carried his hind feet off the ground, and lent his countenance such an aspect of uncontrollable ferocity, that the long tailed dog incontinently took a Avalk around the block to see if it Avas raining. We never understood before Avhy fighting dogs Avere curtailed. —B u rlington Hawkeye. A few evenings since a young bache lor, who w'as particulary “sw'eet” on one of our city belles, paid a visit to his inamorata. The night was dark, and he aatis all anxiety to greet the ob ject of his dreams. A \igorous ring at the bell quickly brought a response, and the door opened to admit him. The one who answered the summons had no light, and the young man, a\ t lio, supposing it Avas his charmer, rushed in, caught her in his arms and planted several vigorous smacks on her ruby lips. He A\ r as suddenly brought to his senses by an exclamation of disgust and a few T angry Avords in the C hinese tongue. He had kissed the Chinaman instead of his dulciuea, and if you want to fight -jaist mention Chinamen to the Adonis. Moral—Beware how you kiss in the dark. —Gilroy Advocate.