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Hwwbfwuteoui o'er the blue expanse.
Pencilling their shadows on the evenln
kjr, -' - '
The gathering clouds with gaose-Uke wings
Tbeir heaven-wove Upertry: ' j
Veiling 1b mist the dim and wearied snm.
Ere yet the drapery of his coach is won !
Behold I behold them now!
Tossing their gold-ed"7)d tresses on the
breesel . . - . -
Gliding like angels o'er' the star-gemmed
To heavenly symphonies! ' ,
Wh le distant, Ken Uke hope to faith's clear
Sleeps In calm splendor the eerultan blue I
Ere yet Imagination's wand ' .
Han tracedt be vision on the teeming brain
The fleeting pageant floats in mist away
Beyond the billowy main : . .
But forms more beauteous wing n their
flight. ' ' ' ' V
While eve reposes on the Up of night
Yon castellated tower . .h-.irv
As pioudly Mtt lt. turrets on the sky. .
As U the portals of lis alry naU
K?dZE5$ft" chamber. glide
The mimic ihip unfolds , . v
Her swelling can vass on the airy main ;
And boniroeS sweep, in graceful circles o'er
Th ethereal plain;
While forms of light, unknown to mortals
Peoplcinmyriads the celestial sphere !
And many-colored flowers,
Changing their hues with every passing
Crown the far summits of the mean tain
The i-hadowy trees
Fling tbeir gigantic branches wide and far,
Dimming the lustre of full many a star.
How oft, In childhood's hour,-
I've watched thectoudlaU pale the evening
While thebright day-god quenched his wan
ing fires ..-.:.?.'
In ocean, pool, and stream. - '
Oh, then the clouds were ministers of joy
To the rapt spirit of the dreamy boy !
Mother and sister! Ye
Have pawsed from earth, like suns untune
ly mt f
Do ye not look from yonder throne oT clouds
Upon me yet, , .
Beckoning me now, with eager glance to
come . .' .
To the bright portals of yon heavenly homer
Kkeptic! whose chilling creed
Would chain the spirit to life's bounded
fiom the clouds that CFWARD poi
their wing. '-
To value mam!
Nor deem theoul divested of its shroud
Less glorious in lis essence than a cloud !
. HOME AFFECTIOSS. : ' '
I've gazed on many a loving scene; I ' ' -Of
sunny skies and vales ol green.
And mountain heights sublime ; -, :
But far mora lovely, ir more lair,
In happy hearts with loved ones there
That .lovelier, divine. ,
Morning may clothe U golden ray.
EUnhing fountains swesuy piay,-. '
And natuie bmilins fair
1 'd rather have a wkh in heart '
For home affections, they Impart
i'ure Joy that's found but there.
KweeU happy home, where love entwines,,
Her sweet heart's ease 'mid cares of thine.
And dwells with thee foiever;
Kweeter than skies of blighter hue
And hearts th a Wove us load and true,- - -
That naught but deal h ean fever. , 1
- What Womra are Hade Of.
"There was a time-thronghout the
great world," says the KJckapoos,
"when neither on land nor in water
was there a woman to be found. Vain
things there were plenty there wss
the turkey, and the blue-jayi the wood
duck and the wakou bird ; and noisy,
chattering creaiures there were plenty
there was the Jackdaw, the magpie,
and the rook; and gad-abouis there
were plenty there was the squirrel,
the startling and the mouse ; but of
women, vain, noisy, chattering" gad
about women, there was none. It was
quite a b till world to what it is now,
and it was a peaceable world too. Men
were in plenty, made of clay, and sun
dried, and they were then happy, oh I
no happy! Wars were none then,
quarrels were none. The Kickapoos
ate their deer's flesh with the Potowat
tomies, huuted the otter with the Osa
ges, and the beaver with the Hurons.
Then the great father - of - the Kicka
poos scratched the backs of the savage
Iroquois, and the uculent Iroquois re
turned the compliment Tribes which
. now seek one another' scalps, then
sat smiling benevolently in one ano
ther's faces, smoking the never-laid-aeide
calumut of peace.
" These first men were not quite like
the men now, for they bad tails. Very
handsome tails they were, covered with
long silky hair; very convenient were
these appendages in a country where
flies were numerous and troublesome ;
tails being more sudden in theii move-,1-ifiirs
than hands, and more conveni-
en tly situated for whisking off flies
wliich alighted on the back. It was a
pleasant sight to see the ancestral man
leisurely smoking and waving their
flexible tails at the doors of their wig
wamn in the golden Autumn evening,
and itliin were no squalling children,
no w rangline wives. The men doated
on th eir tails, and they painted and
adorned them; they plaited their hair
into beautiful tressts, and wove bright
beads and shells and wampum with
the hair. They attached bows and
streamers of colored ribbons to the ex
tremities of their tails, and when men
ran and pursued the elk or the moose,
there was a flutter of color behind
them, and a tinkle of precious orna
".But the red men got proud; they
were so happy, all went so well with
tbem that they forgot the Great Spirit
They no more oflered the fattest and
choicest of tbeir game upon the taenia
hoppa, or altar-stone, nor danced in his
praise who dispensed the rains to
cleanse the earth, and his lightnings to
cool and purify the air. Wherefore he
sent his chief Manitou to humble men
by robbing them of what they most val
ued, and bestowing upon tbem . a
scourge and affliction apequate to thir
offence. The spirit obeyed his Master,
and. coming on earth, reached the
ground in the land of the Kickapoos.
He looked about him, and Boon ascer
tained that the red men valued their
tails above every other possession.
Hummoninc together all the Indians,
he acquainted tbem with the will of
the Wahconda, and demanded the in
sunt sacrifice of the cherished mem
ber. It is impossible to describe the
sorrow and compunction which filled
tbeir bosoms when they found that the
forfeit for their . oblivion of the Great
ripirit was to be that beautiful and be
loved apnendacre. Tail after tail was
laid udou the block and amputated
"The mission of the spirit was, in
part, performed. He now took the
several tails and converted them into
vain, noisy, chattering: and frisky wo
men. Upon these objects the Kicka.
poos now lavished their admiration;
tbev loaded them as before with beads.
and wampum, and paint and decorat
ed tbem with tinkling ornaments and
colored ribbons. Yet the women had
lost one essential quality which as tails
thev had possessed. I ne caudal anpen
dage had orushed off of man the wor
rviuar insects which sought to sting or
suck his blood, whereas the new article
was itself provided with a sharp sting,
railed bv us a tomruej and far from
ftrushinir annnvanees off man, it be
came an instrument for accumulating
them upon his back and shoulders.
Pleasant and soothing to the primeval
Kickapoo was the wagging to and fro
of the member strokinz and fanning
his back, but the new member became
a scourge to lacerate. . -
" However, women retains indica
tions of her origin. Slie is still beloved
of yore; she is still beautiful, with
nvng iuur; "till adapted totrinket
ry. f?-'1 sne frisky, vivacious and
sJappy; Vnd still, as of old, does she
ever follow man, dangling after him,
hanging to his heels, and never, of her
own accord, separating from him.
"The Kickapoos, divested of their
tails, the legend goes on to relate, were
thS arSeloAof tifa difliculty-at least for the
mercifully withdrew the greater
nartot their insect tormentors. Over
joyed at their deliverance, the red men
supplicated the Wahconda also to re
move the other nuisance, the woman ;
but he replied the women were a ueo
essary evil and must remain.' Vriri
ositif of Olden Time.
A man, in crossing a Loudon street
tliAnth.tr Aav nml a. WnnlAll and OUSll-
ed by her so hardly as to knock her
over; The police took him before the
municipal court, where he. was fined
Slij. His defence was that he "could
not move out of the way to accommw
date every ricreon who met him."
By -Alfred S. Hprsley.
MISTER SEELEI'S ILOPEMEXI. t
Annie,I am at my wit's end! Iball
go raving distracted!' cried-Helen
Chapman with a reho-comfr expression
of despair. 'The way those two go on
is perfectly ridiculous. What will be
the end of it all? I don't know.'
?Vell, I'll inform you. then an
elopement one of these fine days.'
0h, Annie, you are not in earnest?'
exclaimed , Helen, suddenly becoming
preternaturally grave. 'How could
they ! They wouldn't ; dare., . Why
Minnie is only a child.', . v
Very true, the best reason m the
world, for expecting her , to elope.
People don't do that, you know,
when they are old enough to know
better. Fifteen is just the age for such
'You don't know how you mgnten
me. If she 6houd mar
If she shoud marry him she'd.
never be habnv as lone as she lived.
But what can I do? He's been here
almost every day during your visit,
hasn't be? And Minnie, romantic UV
tie goose, evidently fancies she's despe
rately iirlove with him that little
tow-headed, , weak-eyed specimen of
'But it is not bo very strauge, Helen,
after alL You must confess that be
has a pretty face, and recites poetry
beautifully, said Annie, ffith a sly twin
kle of the eye. 1 ; ' r - ,
'Yes, he has the face of a baby, and
I am so sick of bis eternal 'drooping in
to poetry,' that I fairly gnash my teeth
every time he does it' "
'Tnen they must be almost worn out
by this time,' laugnea Annie.
'But you don't know how anxious
your words have made me. This is no
laughing mattrr.' The two goslingB!
Such children. They are just romantic
enough to elope. . Oh what a trust it is
the sole care of a young sister 1 I re
member how, a few days before dear
mother's death she laid her thin white
hand on Minnie's curly head (the little
thing was six years old then,) and said,
'Take care of her, dear Helen watch
over her as I should.' I was only
twelve a mere child myself; but I Ac
cepted the trust and have never forgot
ten it' ' '
, 'Don't look so distressed, dear,' ' said
Annie, 'or I shall be almost sorry that
I've said what I have.' " '
: 'No, you needn't be sorry; but I shall
keep my eyes open now that Is all I
'Why don't you have a serious talk
' 'Have i a serious talk! Why, I've
had a dozen already, but thy do more
harm than good. The more I say. the
more defiantly she stands up for him,
and the more tender she is toward him
the next time they meet That's hu
man nature you know. She says I
don't understand his high poetic na
ture? And Helen looked as if she
scarcely knew whether to laugh or cry.
, 'You might forbid him the house,'
suggested Annie, after a pause.
i 'bo, indeed ; I couldn't do worse.
Don't you see that it would only hasten
this catastrophe? No, discretion is the
better part of valor, I assure you.'
'Well, what do you intend to do
then?' , 1 ,
'Nothing but watch and wait as I
have been doing. Will you not help
; 'Helpyou what? Wait or watch?!
Now don't laugh. I was never more
serious in my life. We must hear every
word watch every look that passes
between these two. Poor foolish sis
ter!' Then suddenly relapsing from
the pitying into the indignant 'I could
A few days after this conversation,
Helen mysteriously beckoned her
rend Into the garden. -'Well,'
said Annie, as the door closed
behind them, 'what is on the tapis now?
What has put you into such a state of
excitement? Your eyes are like stars,
and your cheeks as red as roses.' ' (
; 'No! do I look as if I had anything
oil my mind ? inquired Helen anxious
ly. 'I've been trying to iook as uncon
cerned as possible. But after all,' she
added musingly, ii aosen-i matter
much. She would hardly notice It in
her present state of mind.'
Who? what? Come, out witn hi
Don't you see that I am dying of im
patience.' , .
'LiCiid me your ear cnea xieiea wiui
a tragic air. i ve sometning oi wv
gravest Importance to communicate.1
Then, after a solemn pause, she said
in a stade w hisper, opening her eyes
very wide, '1 am going to elope r ,
Annie's expression oi open-moutnea
astonishment was so ludicrous that
Helen involuntarily burst into a merry
uh . . . . ,
What do you mean Dy saying sucn
an absurd thing?' cried Annie, look
lug a little relieved,
i 'Exactly what I say,' returned her
friend, assuming her former expression
of mysterious gravity. 'I elope this
night at naK-pa-rt nine, precisely, l ve
arramred all. Didn't you see?'
'See what? Why I verily believe
Not more than the majority of wo
mankind, I assure you. Then you
didn't notice that Herbert beeley band.
ed a note to Minnie yesterday even
: '.No. indeed 7 XJia ner Ana i watcu
ed them all the evening! You have the
pveaof alvnx. Helen.1
1 owe mis aiscovery uuiie as uuuu
.r . j. : L 1,
to mv ears as to my eyes. When little
Seeley took my sister's hand at parting
I noticed uiat ne gave ner a very (sig
nificant look, and as ner nana ien
anions the folds of her dress 1 heard
somethinir rustle faintly like paper. So
after we ha,d been in oeu some time, i
arose softly aud alter naving listened
at the door, to make sure she was sleep
ing soundly, I stole in aud looked about
for the note, wnicn, oy a piece oi goou
luck I hardly expected, I found on her
bureau, and read without any trouble,
the iras not beincr out but only turned
down. It seemed a dishonorable tiling
in do: but better than lose my Minnie.
Dear little tiling sleeping so soundly,
her rosv lins parted, aud ner long, go
rln rinirlet fallinir about her white
But the note; the note!'
lt contjiined only these words, as
tipnr'M I can remember: Meet me.
my beauteous one, to-morrow night, at
half-past 1. in the little summer house.
A carriage will be in waiting at a short
HLtnrv. Fail not thou precious an-
cel. nor fear to trust thyself to one who
would die for inee. rorevw mine,
Oh. the little imbecile! . So it is as I
predicted ; and now what are you going
'Exactly what I told you-elope with
the vouth mvself . , f .'
liowcan vou lest so? A few days
ago you told me it was no laughing
matter. Is it any less now 7 xet mere
you sit looking as if it were a capital
joke.' ; . . ' , '
I inn. uot jeauuir. Annie, and you
needn't proceed to turn up the whites
of vour eyes, ana iook sanctimonious,
- . r . f ..;
for tne cause oi wy uigu spirit is mm
iIv the thought that I've found a way
when yon were tasi asieep, you lazy
thing. 1 shall elope in Minnie's place.'
Helen Chapman !' , ,
Annie Graham!' ' '
you'll never, astonish me again, as
long as vou live, by anything you may
savor do. Well, let us hear how this
pretty little manoeuvre is to be ncoom-
But first niay I count n your -.-w-sistAncc"
'Did l ever in my lifo refuse It when
you asked It, adventurous girlV . '
'Very rood.'sh-: here then, Is the
ff ogramqie ;'
. i!v '"
r r. ;
followed, and the climbing 'roses that
enwreathed the little summer house
peeped in at the young conspirators,
and stirred bv June breezes, seemed to
whisper to each other and nod their
bright faces in approval. . As the clock
struck .nine that evening, a.waxmot
rain was falling, aad the night air was
heavy and odorous. The twoh friends
sat in the parlor goyly chatting togeth
er, while Minnie, silent and ili-at-ease,
restlessly watched the. hands of, the
clock in their slow' inarch, and started
at every sound. After a short time
Helen turned, affecting a yawn, and
asked her sister to step into the dining
room and bring some ice water. The
instant she disappeared. Helen j-an to
the clock and fed it back tea minutes.
'So far so good,' said Annie,', 'but
don't you begin to be afraid as the time
Afraid of that little bit of pink and
white candy IV p r, r'
' 'But if we fail ! said vAnnie uncon
sciously quoting Macbeth.
j r . 1 S la'Alnn Al:
that I feel a sort of fiutterv sensation in
the region of the heart Hush, I hear
she comes. . Thank you Minnie, dear,
this is quite refreshing. ' Heigh ho !
What makes me so sleepy to-night!
It's only a little after nine.. Well,
nevertheless, if you'll only excuse me,
Annie, I believe I'll say good-night
Minnie shall entertain you playing
that pretty overture to -Iiei Premier
Jour de Bonheur.' Ahd Helen tripped
up stairs, humming gayly while her
sister, glancing once more at the clock,
shrugged her shoulders impatiently
and seated herself at the piano.
Helen's song died away as sne reach
ed her room, and hastily letting her
long hair fall down her shoulders, in
imitation of her sister, she. threw a veil
ofrer her face, wrapped herself in a wa
ter-proof cloak, and sotuy stole down
the back stairs and out into tne rain
It mav safelv be affirmed that Min
nie Chapman Lad never before played
the overture to 'Le Premier Jour de
Bonheur so wretchedly as upon this
particular occasion. As she arose from
the piano the clock pointed twenty-five
minutes past nine. Hurriedly mur
muring something about having left
her crochet in the'library, she was
about to leave the room, when a sud
den cry of pain from Anuie arrested her.
What is tne matter r sne cnea, look
ing back. 1 "' ' "' '
TV-vt t, I 4. M.:-K
) i -uu, my eye i uiuaueu .uuic, w ilu
an an expression of 'extreme anguish.
Oh, dear, what snail i do?'
Have you got anytning in your eyev
asked Minnie, irresolute whether to go
dn or linger a moment to help her
I 'Yes; oh what can it be I Do try and
get it out for me. ' Oh !' and Annie
screwed up one of her azure eyes very
tightly, and glared wildly about witn
the other, rocking herself to and fro
with freqnent t groans.' .This. was too
much for Minnie's tender little heart,
and in an instant she was searching
eagerly for the cause of so much sufler-
tag. ' :
'Why, I can not see anything at all?
cried she, after a moment's careful ex
amination. .. .....
How very strange!' '
! It was exceedingly strange. .. ' ; ;
' 'Can't you?' groaned Annie.
4Oh I I'll turn the gas a little higher!
There! I've turned it out V. .
Pshaw! where are. the jnatcnesv
asked Minnie, groping impatiently
about in the darkness.
They are on the table,' replied her
companion; deftly removing tne saie
to the mantel piece.
o ,l 'But they are not here now. Oh,
dear, and I havn't time to I mean-
where can tney oer , rnere : i nave
tipped over that vase of flowers, and
the water will be' all over everything.
How provoking!' I will wipe it up
with, my handkerchief.'. . Mop, mop,
mop. 'Do look for those matches,
Annie.' - . .
I am.' ' What's tne great nurry, ra
like to know.?' ;
'Nevermind ; T'll run into the libra
ry and get some ; the gas is lit there.'
T'No. here they are now! I've found
. i . . s , m
tbem at last on tne corner oi me man
tel. Takeone.' " '
So saying, Annie banded the unsus
pecting little maiden a match, of which
she had previously moistened the light
ing end in her mouth. .
Scratch, scratcn, scratcn: uy n
it won't lisrht!' Scratch, scratcn,
scratch. 'Why it must be a bad one. I
T 'Here's another,' said Annie,1 repeat-?
ibg her performance, 'on. my poor
eye!' and she shook convulsively with
-pain perhaps.;- ;
Kenewed scraicning, as mtueuiuai aa
before. Minnie's patience was entire
i 'I'll tell you wnat, . ivnme, juu j"""-
run up stairs and get Helen to exam
ifae your eye, for I remember having
left a book- in the summer-house this
moraine, and this pouring1 ram wiu
i witn tnese woras poor uaiuluc iauij
bolted from the room, overturning a
chair or two in her progress, and in n
instant after she was heard rushing
down the garden steps.
I Annie lighted tne gas, ana uemu;ij
r th rl ntk forward again. "Twen
ty minutes of ten.,That wflL dojery
wen .. said sheJ CiirlA cfcAM
though Helen .had anticipated the ap
pointed time ny a-.jewijniuuiea, one
was rMvivfri into a warm embrace on
ontorinc the summer-house, and a thin
piping voice exciaimea.rapuwuuatj'
"Sweet angel ! I knew thou wouldst
riot fail me! ' Yet thou knowest not
with what Impatience my aeari was
honttnor.. Ah. I cannot believe my hat
piness ! Speak to me, dearest tell roe
rtnr-p more '" " . .-,
I Haste, oh, baste away, dear ner
w iar il-a hn diitfiovered 1" interrupt
ed the supposed Minnie in, an agitated
wbisper. , s , -A .
" We must not lose a moment, or uu
mav be lost.,r"
tbo ratrriaire waits.'' ..
And they nurned down the garden
nbHi nru tmt the rate, on a very un-
Him floH anrl linromantic trot Ano
tber moment, ana uiey were
aclose carriage, rapidly driving through
th. mix ami rfrkness.l ...... .,t
- O a ii nnn f nl in
."Delightful situation!" said Helen
to herself, resigneniy. '
Mir riien! mv fair', art thou
ni;ni nirn nt lsmt?" inouired Mr. See-
lev, with what the French call effu-
" Oh, Herbert! I'm so frightened !"
whinneretl the fairy, burying her face
In a disagreeably wet overcoat, in or
der to escape; a more disagreeable snow.
" Fear not I will protect thee ! I feel
!, i Tfniv thp Ktrensth of the lion !"
responded the small voice of the infat
uated youui.- - . ' :
SDlash. splash, went the poor horses'
r.t tiimiKrh tlu . mod. and the- rain
nartered on the carriage top.
"I wonder where on earth wc'iire
going?" said Helen to herself, and af
ter a raouieut's silence ; " dear. Herbert
ix-Haii liall we tret there?" she whis
pered, for she dare not epeak aloud
lest her voice should betray ner.
In nhnnt an llOtir. MV OW11 t5WW
love. Bearville i nearly nve nines
from town, is it not? It will Ikj as we
rmnml. when I first gained thy dear
consent j the minUter is to await as at
the village hotel, at half-part ten, and
then a few minutes aud we , shall be
man and wile ! Ah, canst thou realize
iL my precious one r
Th envious one tliouht she could
not but content herself by remarking.
Oh, what will my sister say !
' "Thy sister is a prude. She na a
cold and stony heart that knoweth not
the power of love. Herself unyielding
in tu iymv touch.' she would have oth
ers si as welt .The sweet blossoms of
spring, and the chilling snow-wreain
of winter, are cot more unlike than are
in heart thy ?irtcr and thyself. Thou art
0T7rr Tf.iT'T. A
A shadow of tome goljen dream ; s splen
dor ' '' -..
Leaving the third sphere pilot less ; a tender
Keflection of the eternal Moon of Love, .
Under: wbf o moUoo ,me'. dull jbUIoW.'t
move; '! X1 4 t " J -.' .
A metaphor of Spriiig, and Youth and Morn
"to Z . , . , . . -:.
""Here poor Helen was obliged to take
refuge again in the overcoat - s - -'
s " Ah, do not1' shun my kisses, timid
bird !" remonstrated the unsuspecting
outh. Hide uot thy lovely face up
on my breast, but raise those beauteous
orbs to mine. True, the darkness veils
them from my sight yet . I feel their
glances burning into my very soul." ; '
. I wish they would dry his clothes oh
the way ; the odor of a wet coat is un
pleasant, thought Helen with a sola; ,
"Ah I" continued Master Seeley, un
conscious of this application of his, re
mark, " now am I repaid for all that I
have ever suffered In this dark struggle
we call life.- At last are the dreams of
my youth realized. (He was nearly
eighteen years of . age, and cultivated
an infimtessimal mustache.) Yes,
thou didst dawn npon my longing eyes
as the glorious orb of day rises upon
the cold and sleeping earth, to arouse,
to cheer, and to revivify But how
poor and feeble seem my words, fool
that I am ! (This with extreme com
placency; ) Oh, would that thou couldst
read my heart ! Thou shouldst be able
since we are one." r
We re we not formed as note of music
For one another, though dissimilar ;
Buch difierence without discord asciin muke
Those sweetest sounds in which all FpiriW
; Kbake, . ; Vm ' '
As trembling leaves in a continuous air?' "
" W'ell, I've had about as much of
this sort of things as I can conveniently
stand," said his companion to herself
at this point ; and its high time now
for me to think of tearing myself away
from my amiable and interesting young
She let down the carriage window
and leaned ;out, regardless of 'the fast
failing taiuU U.j' " "
j" What is the matter, my precious?"
anxiously inquired Herbert ,
!' I am trying to see where we are,
but It's so dark that I can't be sure.'.',
." We must be about three miles out
of town, and at this moment thy cruel
sister searches for thee in vain. In
one short half hour thou wilt utter
those words which will ' make thee
mine forever. ,
j The minutes fly oa golden wings.' "
i " Oh, . Herbert, stop the carriage
quickly ! I've lost off my bracelet ! It
slipped over my hand, and must be at
some distance behind, now; we are
riding so rapidly ! Ah, seek for it, if
thou lovest me! Seek for it careful
ly!" -.; .'.' ' a 1 .
In an instant the carriage was stop
ped, and the too trusting victim was
ipashingofi through the mud on his
hopeless search.' i Ko sooner was his
figure lost to View in the darkness,
when Helen leaned forward and said
in a low tone to the driver : . " What
does Mr. Seeley pay yoG for taking him
a Fjve dollars, mum."
: " I'll give you ten if you'll turn
about instantly and take right br.ek to
" What, and leave Master Seeley ?"
"Yes ; decide immediately you've
not a moment to lose. Go and get five
dollars, or return aud get ten."
j " Faith, the temptation's too great,
intirely," quoth Pat aa he headed his
horses in the other direction, " but it's
a mighty quare thrick to play on the
young gintleman, sure."
- ; " Hello! what are you doing? Come
back! Confound you, come back, I
say !" cries the youth in question, sud
denly aud unpleasantly callel to the
prose of life.
A loud " Git dap !" accompanied by
a crack of the whip, was the only an
swer he received ; and, as the carriage
rolled rapidly on, his angry shouts
grew fainter and fainter, until they
died away In the distance. Helen put
up the window again, and settling her
self on the comfortable seat, remarked
passively: "Poor little. fellow, I hope
he won't take cold !"
; It was nearly 11 o'clock when she
reached home, and, entering the door
which opened in the garden, stole soft
ly up the back stairs to her room,
where she found Anna anxiously await
ing her. . ,
" Congratulate me !" cried Helen,
throwing off her wet cloak, aud giving
her friend an enthusiastic hug. 1 have
succeed admirably in carrying out my
programme. Motamtcn aaywnere.''
' " And Master Seeley is left" '' 1
1 Standing in the mud, and coonng
his ardor in the rain, half way between
here and Bearville."
"A rather violent remedy for his lit
tle ailment." "
i "Oh, I go on the kill or cure princi
ple !" laughed Helen, as she dried her
long hair. " Well, how did Minnie
bear ber disappointment ?"
i " She staved out in the garden until
after 10 o'clock, and then 1 went after
ber, and with some difficulty persuaded
1 . ... '1 X I . 1 . 1
ner to come in. one was uiuiuiwuj'
drenched, poor child, and shivered from
head to" Toot" with excitement' 'I was
I mm - . I A 1 T
really mgotenea aoout ner, so j. gave
her a hot brandy sling and put her to
" It seem that I am not the only one
that believes in violent remedies," said
Helen, with a smile.. ; - - ; ' i t f
1 1 ..T , r m .. i " . i . Tl 1 T.. . I.
wen, 1 lauejr our raireuw win iiuui
5cover.' .. . .
! ...- 'i-.-i And so they did. In
dignation and wounded pride took the
pjace of their sentimental attachment
and when, by accident, they met again
a few weeks after this occurrence just
narrated, they refused even to recog
nize each other. . . . r
Several vears had passed, and Min
nie had become a happy wife and mo
ther, when Helen one day laughingly
related to her .the history of,. Master
Seeley'a elopement ;' , . -
1 ... The Tarantula.
The Italians have a legend about the
bite of this spider producing an irresis
tible desire to dance. This may all be
very pretty as a romance, but the effect
of the fangs of the tarantula found in
many portions of Texas tends more to
ward the dance of death than anything
terpsichorean. One of our contempo-i
raries in that State describes this ven
Ouious terror as a huge, brown, hairy
spider of the genus mygale, living in
holes in tlie ground lined with silk, and
with .-br without a trap ) doort - and
which spins no web, but captures Its
prey by running it down or leaping up
on iL The .venomous, offensive appa
ratus of this spider consists of a pair of
claws With, poisoned gianas aiiacueu,
widch secrete the venom and injects it
id the wound. The bite of the Texas
tarantula is not always fatal, however,
lnt that of the species found in Costa
Rica, where the ground is riddled with
their burrows, is verv often, anil when
thev bite a horse or cow just above the
hoof, that portion of the foot ploughs
ofi. A solution uf sal ammonia (harts
horn) i said to lie a remedy. An army
of these sniders erossins the road will
leave an appearance iu the road as if a
large roie naa been uraggeu acrops W
wliile their black, liairy ugliness, as
snen W itli the naked eve or under a
microscope, is frightful in the extreme.
. Tl'ic nrettv optical illusion by' which
gbld-tfshes and canary birds are made
to appear joint occupants of a huge vase
of water, is getting to oe popular, n
is very .simple. - me Douom oi um vase
is concavo-convex, the apex rising,
about fifteen inches above the base of
the circumference. This done forms
the superstructure of the birdcage, and
the bottom, unpplied with drawers aud
properly ventilated, serves as pedes
tal for the vase. Until recently this
pretty arrangement has not beep "seen
outside of museums. It is now getting
to be a part of household ornamenta
tion. . '
A Trade li Kiddles.
Nine STrsSTs fefe! An FTe'Sw T
the Rhfflft A Jew-whV wished to gtn
to : Schilampi was allowed to come on
board and journey with them, on con
dition that he would conduct himself
with propriety,. and give the captain
eighteen kreutzers for bis passage.
' Now, it is true something jingled in
the Jew's pocket when he had struck
his hand against it ; but the only mo
ney there was a twelve" kreuti er piece,
for the other was a brass button. Not
withstanding this he accepted the offer
with gratitude. For" he 'thought -to
himself" Something may be earned
even upon the water. There is many
a man who has grown rich upon the
Rhine." , . , .-. ,
During ! the first part of he voyage
the oasseneers were very talkative and
f merry, and the Jew, with his wallet
under his arm, ror tlie uiu not lay it
aside, was an object of much mirth and
mockery, as, alas! is often tliq case
with those of his nation. But as the
vessel sailed onward, and passed Thur
engen and St Velt, the passengers, one
after another, grew silent and gaped
and gaaed Jisllely down, the i river;
nntilSueeried.l. flU it MLA
Come, Jew! Do you know any pas
time that will amuse us? Your fathers
must have contrived many a one dur
ing their journey in the wilderness. .
ZS'ow is the time, thought the Jew, to
shear my -sheep t And , he proposed
that they should pit round in a circle,
and he, with tlieir permission, would
sit with them. Those who could not
answer the questions, should pay the
one who propounded tbem a twelve
kreutzer piece, and those who answer
ed them pertinently should receive a
,Tbe proposal pleased the company,
and hoping -to divert themselves with
the Jew's stupidity, each one asked at.
random whatever chanced to enter his
Thus, for example, the first asked
How many soft-boiled eggs could the
giant Goliath eat on an empty sto
mach? ' . . r.
All said it was impossible to answer
that question, and each paid the twelve
kreutzers. ,.,! .t:i
But the Jew said One; for he who
has eaten one egg, cannot put a second
on an empty stomach, and the others
paid him twelve kreutaers. - - ' j '
The second thought Wait, Jew, I
will try you on the Xew Testament
and I think I shall win ' my piece. r
Why did tlie Apostle Paul write the
second epistle to the Corinthians?
i The Jew said Because he was not in
Corinth otherwise he would have spo
ken to- them. So he won another
, When tlie tliird saw the Jew was so
well versed in the Bible, h? tried in a
different way. Who prolongs his work
to as great length as possible, and com
pletes it in time ? - .- "'
: The rope-maker, if he is industrious,
said the Jew.
!ln the meantime they drew near to
a village, and one said to the other,
that is Bamlach. Then the fourth ask
ed, In what month do the people of
Bamlach eat the least
i The Jew said In February, for it lias
only twenty-eight days.
, The fifth said There are two natu
ral brothers, and still one of these is
iny Uncle. ,
i The Jew said The uncle is your fa
ther's brother, and your father is not
A fish now leaped out of the water,
and a sixth asked,' What fish have
their eyes nearest together ?
, ; The Jew said The smallest.
; The seventh asked how can a man
ride from Basle to Berne in the shade,
in tlie summer time, wnen tne sun
i The Jew said When becomes to a
place where there is uo shade, he must
dismount and go on foot v
, The eighth asked,- When" a man rides
in the winter time from Berne to Basle,
and has forgotten his gloves, how must
he manage, so that his hands shall not
,The Jew said He. must make fists
out of them. '.:
Ihe ninth was the last This one
asked: . ' . :
, i How can five persons divide live eggs
so that each man shall receive one, and
still one remain in the dish? ' 1
V iThe Jew said The i last, mail : mus-t
. . i . i i ? . i. t. .i .i i.
aKe Uie uisu w nu uie egg, uuu lie inu
let it lie there as long as he pleases,
t Knt now it came ti bin turn- and he
determif dd' idake 'good, sWeep.f-1
Alter many preliminary uoiupuniems,
he asked, with an air of mischievous
friendliness. How can a man fry two
trouts hi three pans, so that . a trout
may lie iu each pan?
iNo one could .answer, this, and one
after the other gave hint a twelve
kreutzer piece. : . ;
i But when the ninth desired that he
should solve the riddle, he rocked to
arid fro, shrugged his shoulders and
rplled his eyes. I am a poor Jew, he
said at last -" " ! ' '
. The rest cried, What has that to do
with it? Give us the answer.
) You must not take it amiss, for i am
lAt last after much iersuation aud
many promises that they would do
him no harm, he thrust his hand into
his pocket, took out one of the twelve
kreutzer pieces that -he had won, laid
it upon the table, and said, I do not
know the answer any more than you.
Here are my twelve kreutzers. ; -.
; When the others heard these words,
they opened their eyes and said 4this
was scarcely according to the agree
ment. But, as they could not control
their laughter, and were wealthy and
good natured men, and as the Jew had
helped them to wniie awy ine ume
from St. Velt to Schilampi, they let it
pass; and the Jew took with him from
the vess3 let a' ifood' arithnieticiau
reckon up for me how' nfuch the Jew
carried home with him. He had nine
twplrp-kreutzer pieces by bis answers
nln with his own riddle, one be paid
back, and eighteen Kreutzers ne gave
were first brought to Kurope
from the East, where the miues of Gol
hnml.i were discovered in 1534. The
Krniiisin mines were discovereu in
its. fTrom ithese -laot a diamond,
weighing fourteen ounces, was sent to
PnrrntraL aud was valued at more than
a thousand millions of dollars, and va
riouslv estimated1 by others down to
in millions, which is about its real
wrnrth. su it nrovcd not to be a brilliant
Tlie great Russian diamond was bought
bv Count Orloti' for more thau half a
milium of dollars, and presented to
Catharine on her birthday. It is now
in ti winter of Russia. " The Koh-i-
noor, or Mountain of Liarlit, was found
in th. mines of Golcouda iu 1550, aud
was brought to England iu 1S51, Just
three centuries afterward. Its original
weight was nearly eight hundred carats
but was reduced" by unskillful cutting
to two huudred and seventy-nine. it
h in shae and size like the pointed
half of a small hen's egg, ami is eti
idated to be worth about ten millions
of dollars. It was re-cut iu London in
t ... . , , wt - .
'A remarkable case of resuscitation w
reirted from Mantpeliier, Fnmce. A
young man asphyxiated by charcoal
w.t tuelied on thesoles of bis feet with
red-hot iron without avail. Eleeticle
batteries were then brought
night to near,
of eflbrt ni-
aud; atwr eight hours
mation was restored..?
' ; . ;. . , i
The will of Jahies FieMen, cotton '
spinner, has been sworn at Manchester i
under 1,300,000. ; It is very rare fori
personality in England to exceed 1,-1
000,00.. The will of Morrison (Dillon A l
Morrison), of Fore street, wan 4,00Vp
the largest yet r ' - "'.
One of those little romances of which
the French are so fondj haa lately ta-
ken place in Paris, and is thus de
scribed: ,- ,
M. Robert, an immensely wealthy
and hieblv accomplished genUemsn,
well known not only for his valuable
collections of paintings, and medieval
relics, but for bis skill as designer and
painter,hearing that one of his tenants,
a Mr., B; whom be had never seen,
kept the most extensive manufactories
of fancy boxes and ornamental objects
in France, called on him with a view
to make his acquaintance. t - -Entering
the countimrroom he found
a good-natured eccentric ' gentleman of
middle age, who greet mm tnus :
f I suppose you have seen my adver
tisement andhave come to apply for
the situation as t designer?"-" i'i
For a joke M.Robert replied that he
had. Mr. B. supplied him with paints
and brushes, and requested him to pro
duce a design for a casket M. Robert
soon found out that what Mr. B. really
wanted was an artist, who would Btrict
W carry out this own ideas, jmd that
these were pure, and formed om an ex
tensive knowledge of tlie art , H? soon
produced a sketch which suited his
employer to s dot ''
M.Kobert very gravely engaged him
self, exacted good wages, and insisted
oa having several new articles of fur
niture placed in the room, which was
assigned to him But when he was in
troduced to the work-rooms, 'and found
one hundred and fifty girls, many of
them young and -beautiful, busuy em
ployed, and was informed that he
would be required to supply them wlttf
designs, and show1 the young ladies
how they were to, be. carried, out the
young artist began" to feel as if' he
should have to,be carried, out hituselfv
"WkWgiforaf lMngj'HW Be to
himself,' " Is hot Entirely de Void xSt at
traction.' t - VJ ...
. nirnr ah aeeomnlished artist he
pleased his employer, and was delight
ed m seeing nis uesigir in steej, bu -er,
enamel ;ork Wood. He4 took pleasure
hit hp An unknown in seeine his work
in the shop-windows nod boudoirs of
his friends, i'lnia- worasnip me was
carefully concealed, nor did; his em
ployer surpect who he was. But he
soon found a fascinating object in the
daughter of . Mrs. who took part In
the dudes of the manufactory She
remarkable in her accomplish
ments and beauty, and M Robert poou;
found that as regarded taste ano cul
ture in all matters which especially in
terested him, he had never met "with
one like her. Step by step the pair fell
in love, and he so ingratiated himself
with the lather that, after due delibera
tion, he consented to their union.
i Previous tathd marriage the eld gen
tleman spoke ot a . dowry. I'll shall
give Marie 50,000f.," said he, with a lit
tle air of boasting. , " Ah, mon garcon?"1
j " And I suppose," added M. Robert,
Bravely, " that I, too, must settle some
thing on my wife. Well-I will."
' This caused a peal of laughter which
was redoubled wiien the artist added :-
! " And I will settle thh piece of pro
perty, house andall,'with the building
adjoining on her.'? 1
j But what was - their astonishment
when he drew forth the title-deeds and
said: 1 ' '
" You seem to forget that I am your
landlord?",.- ; , w -
i The young lady did not faint but pa
pa' nearly died of . astonishment and
joy. There was a magnificent wed
ding, but the bridegroom has not given
Up business. He declares there is more
amusement in being useful than in
amusing one's telf. . . v . '.. . ,f .
jnoW 8T05EICAIL JiCKSQlilci'
Interetltttr Lettef that Ef el frem
hi Uitc C hief nrjreB.
From the Old Doininlon for March. ; -
J i. Richmond, Va., March , 1S70. ,
iklifors of Old Dominion : ' !
j I have just received your letter ask
ing mo to give you some information
in regard to the last wound of General
Jackson, that you may correct the
statements published in the Jforthern
magazines by General De Peyster and
Colonel Clifford Thomson. The for
mer, you say, claims that General
Jackson was shot by the First Massa
chusetts Infantry, and the latter that
he was killed by a cannlster shot from
I You will find an accurate account of
the General's last wound and death in
Dabney's "Life of Jackson," or in the
account I wrote and published several
Tlie lacis are.oneny uieae -,, ,
1 Ceneral' JacksoD made the attack
May 2d, with his army in three lines
of battle. Rhodes Division occupied
the front line, Colston's Division tne
second line, and Hill, with a part or
Iris Division in line and a part in cow
umn, the third line. During the at
tack and rapid pursuit of the enemy.
Rhodes' and Colston's , Divisions be
came commingled and moved iri on
confused mass. . Rhodes, finding how
disordered the lroonrwcn, asked Jack
son to send Hill forward to take the
advance, and permit; the- first and se
cond lines to be reformed While this
was beinar done. JacKson.'aecompanied
by some officers and couriers, rode for-
- . . . . . W J . 1
ward to reconnouer. ne auvauwu us
far as" the Federal pickets and ' then
turned to come back to' his own line,
bably from troops who had just been
placed In position, and who did not
know that Jackson and his party were
in front of them. 1 1 think this was tlie
General's Impression in speaking of it
afterward. Several of his party were
killed and wounded by this !fire but
tlie General ' escaped, and turning to
the left entered the forest and continu
ed to approach ' his own Hue. When
within thirtv or forty yards of it a se-
fond volley was fired, which wounded
him in three places. One of tlie wounds
was in the right hand, the other two
in, his left arm. Tlie ball causing the
first two lodged ander tlietskm upon
the back ef hi hand.' Itwai a ronnd
hill, such as was used for the smooth
lioreKDrincfteld musket.;. The wound
in; his left arm were believed to have
been made by the same kind of bullet.
The Confederate troops who fired the
volleys at the. General and his escort,
armed with smooth-bore muskets,
I will add that General Jackson did
not die from these wounds. His death
w.m the result of pneumonia, and oc
curred eijrht day after the wound
were received. . ... .
i Yours, very respectfully, '
Hl'XTKK McGflBK, '
Lhte Chief Surgeon Jackon's Com
hnaud. ili'li If I) i ; ,
I i - -' '
Giants. The Roman Emperor
Maxim us was 'eight feet and a Iwuf in
h ght and of c-orresponding bulk." ' He
wore his wife's-bracelet as a ring for
his thumb; his-shoe was a foot longer
than tlie foot of an ordinary man. Pli
ny saw a man wlio was nine feet hino
iucbes hlgli. John Middletou, of Lan
cashire, England, born 175S, was tiine
feet three iuches high. Patrick Cotter,
the famous' Irish daut, bom iu 1761,
was eight feet seven inches in hlght
Tlie palm of hhand measured twelve
inehe, and his shoe seventeen indies.
He die! !nl80.v Big Sam, tbo porter
of the Prince of Walias, was near eight
foethigh. . One of these, John Mlddlo
ton. wa-j presented to James L dreed
in verv fantastic ityle, and wa after-
n-nftlomr.lm-nl in nnnnf fhf lihrnrfcs
of the University of Oxford; he was
only sis inches shorter than Goliah,"
and could have whipped him, probably,
in a fair tight Many of our readera
will recollect the Kentucky giant; M.
Bihift, the giant, and the numerous
worthier of the same kind who havo
ernbellisbed the American .Mttxeujn.
when his party, mistaken for ederal
cavalry, were fired into by the Confed
erate line of battle. The. fire was pro-
f olsonoHs Catr Bjes, Etc ' '
. It la fully time that the press were
attracting more general, attention to
ward the great Injury arising from the
use of the various ''Invigorators, 'Re
storers," "Hair Washers,", etc,, that
are becoming so,, popular among tne
people.- , .. .
- Scarcely a paper or periodical can we
take tip 'for perusal, scarcely ean we
turn our eyes hut we meet the cunning
schemes laid to ingratiate, into , public
favor these injurious compounds. And
the people, itching to try yy ew
thing that appears, purchase them,
daub them upon their craniums, and
then recommend them to their friends,
without the slightest investigation or
thought as to the consequences. '- - -They
are, to be sure, without excep
tion, warranted "perfectly harmless,"
"perfectly safe," "perfectly pure," and
"all that sort of thing" which, as might
be expected hi the first place from, the
extra oains taken to eive this klea, is a
perfect humbug. It is well known to
tne manufacturers, ana au wno are ao
quainted with' then, ingrediento, . that
they are neither safe, pure, not -harmless
In any way that they eau be used;
and tne tnousand acinoei mortals wno
are in the daily habit of using them will
... i as .l;..
to tneir sorrow sooner oriater uuu uiis
to be the truth. ' Lead In some form is
the principal ingredient of all of these
preparations. By their continued ap
plication to the skin or scalp, an ab
sorption of .lead takes place, and its
poisonous effects manifests themselves
under the various forms .of lead poison
ing; for It must be known, thai lead,
training access to the system in this
wav. is fully as dangerous, and is at
'tended with fully as disastrous results.
as when taken in by the usual methods.
Were the penally or tne introduction
of this metal into the system more
promptly suffered, or its disastrous re
sults experienced as quickly as wilh
many of the mora active mineral poi
sons, its danger as a poison would be
less, but' unhappily, this is not the
case. They act so secretly and insid
iously that tney undermine neaun,
break' down constitution,, and often
directly destroy life without a suspicion
existing ottneir real ciiaracter.:
Thus it is that those who sutler the
eft'eets of this agent are in the greater
number of Instances entirely beyond
cure before the real cause of their "ill
health" Iseveu suspected. There is no
doubt but that hundreds have gone to
their graves without even tbeir pnysi-
clan being aware of the cause or tne
destruction that was going on within
. It is a serious matter, Uns introduc
tion of lead Into the human system.
Arsnic, strychnine, Prussio acid are far
more preferable and generous. They
kUl outright aud end the matter at
once, a 'consummauou uevouuy wisu
ed" by many a poor victim of satur
nine poisoning; And all of this ds
equally true as regards many of the
cosmetics now so universally used by
tlie feminine sex; they are poisons in
the rankest form. They are not only
hurtful by obstructing the natural pores
of the skin, stopping up the mouths of
the excreting ducts, wiucnare aesigneu
hv natnrs to throw off by an insensible
and sensible perspiration the impurities
of the blood, but also "presenting to
the absorbeut vessels a poison wmcu
taken into the system, and penetrates
tnv?rv nortion of the body.". The
effects of these cosmetics are to destroy
the natural texture of tbesKin, causing
it to become dry aud wnnnien, anu
impervious to the oxygen or tne air, ana
by depriving the blood of thb-life-giv-lug
principle, producing rapid decay.
Liauies, taite our mw, w
them. Keen your skin c!ean in a
healthy condition by the frequent use
of pure cold water and . rough towels,
and no cosmetic will ever be necessary.
Their use removes all impurities from
the skin, and stimulates its delicate net
work, allows the oxveen of the atmos
phere to come in contact with its blood
vessels, and thus supplies all the
needed elements to enhance and pre
serve beauty. -C . -
We herewith give lew simpte oui
wliahle tests that all who may desire
may detect the presence of lead In any
of these cosmetics or hah: washes. No
one who values health and immunity
frnm lwiin should neidectto apply theni
0.0 any compound recommended for the
...l ,tiA hair nr Innmv.
ing the complexion.' A solution of
iotlide of potassum (twenty graLns to
one ounce of water) added to the wash
will throw down a light yellow precipi
tate. Sulphide of sodium (Glauber's
salt.-) will immediately turn it black
or dark, and generally throw down a
precipitate. A solution of sulphuretted
llj'drogen WUl nave iue fame euwu
By using these simple and Inepensive
tests, which may be obtained in any
drugstore, . and rejecting everything
that is proven to contain ieau iu s'uie
form, the slow poisoning, whkh is sure
to follow their constant applk-ation,
will readily be avoided. Dr. V. 1.
LVJtlc, iu Godey's Lady Book. ,
l ' Importance of Sleep .
Ti thiiiut tWithers who assert Uiat pu
pils can safely study from three to five
hours at home, even rising early in tlie
morning to accomplish very difficult
tasks, we commend the following ex
tract from the pen of Prof. Haven : -
,Thc law or lire is most irequeuuy
violated by tlie students, is tlie demand
for timely and sufficient sleep. The
mind uses" up' the macbiuery . of the
body when awake in proportion to tlie
rapidity and energy of its workings,
and the reservoir is filled up again in
sleep. Henry Kirk .White shortened
life life not with a dagger or opium, but
by an alarm-clock. He did not retire
t rest when he should, and obeyed tlie
summons of bis villainous clock when
be should have slept He died 1S0U,
aged 21. ProlbIv he might have been
alive to-day. "But I can sit up all
night" say the youthful student,
"even after a hearty supper, and feel
no bad effects I rally aeain in twen
ty-four hours.'" Of course you do. He
would be a feeble youncster who coukl
hot endure dissipation fora time.- This
Is the advantage of youth and a good
constitution. If you must expose your
self in this way for a suflicenUv worthy
mntlve. do it like a man, and bear it.
Over-punctilious men, who live accord-
. . i i i
ing to the tunepiece anu oaiances, are
not the highest type of men. But the
everlasting facts remain, that nature
will enforce her laws. - If you deprive
yourself of timely and sufficient sleep,
prepare to pay the penalty when the
day of reckoning comes. Come it will.
The stwies about Wesley, . Brougham,
Napoleon and others, who slept only
four or six hours hi the twenty-four,
have done much harm. They are gen
erally not true, for these sleepers al
.most invariably take many naps iu
the davtime. If not. they are exceed
ingly regular iu their habits, and lone j
no lime m waKeiuiness in ueu. xt w
wi-se to take regular uleep enough to
keep the nervous system steady aad
Strong. . , ' . ' , -
'Almota injurious as late hours at
hlght, fa tho practR.- of rising too early
In the morning. The best aianu-olock
J sunlight, Tlie eyos should not be
wearied by artificial light in the room
ing. If they nitft bear tills exposure.
let it be just previous 10 me rejiose
the night v
;An English bishop, wlio was (bud of
shooting. In one of bis excursions met
with a friend's gamekeeper, whom he
sharply reproved for inattention to his
religious duties, exhortiug him stren
uously to "go to church and read hi
Bible.". The ktf'por, . n an angry
mood, responded; Why , I do read my
mention of tbe Apostle going a shoot-
IHUiU, Blr, OUV A UUM It uiiu mi y
ing.'v 'Sn,'niy good man, you are but Id CQnstemation may be iud'4 of
right," said the bishop; the shooting when the servant j-eplkd; Mr. riheri
was very bad in, Palestine, so they f dan was here, sir, and ate It all
Went nminr insteAU,'; . . ,. i
VOL. XV NO. 34.
'" In Wyoming the young ladies Jare
the expenses of courting.
Paris has, aocording to tlie latest es
timate, 1,900,000 Inhabitants.
It is said that. Francis Joseph is the
most profane monarch of Europe. v
" A Bostwo druggist who gave lauda
num instead of rhubarb, and, killed his
man, has been fined $450. - ; . , -,
The Massachusetts Legtlature has a
petition one hundred feet long against
horse racing. , .,,..
; The New York Masons are to erect
an asylum for aged Masoiti and , or
phans, to cost $000,000.. , . 4 . : -
The University of Vienna decid
ed to open its medical lectures and con
fer medical diplomas on women. ,
Tn some French cities there are wine
shops "for- women only, aad drunken
ness among working women is caul to
he on the increase...
The French Prince Imperial is said
to bp clever with his pencit and ha-
; drawn a portrait of himself for his god
father, the Pope.
- The city of Momjow lias 35)9 public
schools, attended by 15,099 chil Iren of
both sexes, being one cluwi tor every
eighty-five inhabitants. 1 -
A Florida negro was two years ago
so terrified at the cars that he had to be
blindfolded to sret him aboard.- Now
he is Senator and a director of the rail
road. Frogs are easily pleased. A German
professor has discovered that If you
takeout the brain, and then rub a wet
finger down the frog's back, the crea
ture will croak witn deiignt.
A emiire in Indianapolis married a
couple the other day, adapting the ser
vice to modern times by pronouncing
wife " until separated
L A Frenchman In Boudsville, Mass.,
recently gave the hand of his daughter
m marriage In consideration of forty
dollars in money and one month's ser
vice from her youthful suitor.
- An Indianapolis" grocer ha lieeu
married three times aud divorced twice
within a year, and now has tlie same
wife he started with,
.i Several Chicago merchants have en
gaged handsome young ladies to collect
their outstanding accounts. The plan
is said to work well, only tlie bachelors
rather like that kind of dunning, v .
Smoking clubs ' are becoming very
popular institutions in England. Oue
of the oldest clubs is called the Angels'
Smoking Club, a curious combination
of names. A smoking augel has as yet
not been conceived by the most imag
inative beings. "
At a late ball in Siberia, a lady, tlie
wife of a Siberian merchant, wore dia
monds valued at one hundred thou
sand dollars. A dress worn u the
same ; occasion is saKI to have cost
twenty thousand dollars.
Albany has a magnificently dreed
young lady a blonde, of course who
emraires little school trirls in conversa
tion on the street, and theu cuts off
then blonde tresses. . She claims to be
a " kleptomaniac.' .... . , ,
' A woman in Missouri hiinir beielf
because her husband went to California.
Next week a dozen more started, ltit
their , wives wouldn't hang worth a
cent, and the poor disconsolate devils
have all returned broken-hearted.. .. -
A poet who Li prematurely bald, ex
cuses it in this ingenions and compli
mentary manner: . "Baldness," he
says, " is only a proof of politeness paid
to the beautiful sex. Is it not the duty
of a gentleman always to uncover bis
head in the presence of ladies ?"
Philadelphia has a novel will ca-e.
It appears that a man and bis wife each
made a will in favor of the other at the
same time,-but by some blunder the
man signed his wife's will, aad the wife
signed ber husband's Not until after
the death of the busliaml was the nifa
take discovered. ' '
Manfriui, a famous Venetian, made
a great fortune by a monopoly of tobac
co. The following anecdote is told as
an instance of his magnificence in com
mon afiairs: Washing is bad in Venice,
for there is no fresh water, exce)t what
is brought from the main-land. Man
frini had four thousand shirts; and used
to send two thousand of them at a
time to be washed in Holland.'
lmprcsslTf Mxsonlf (erenioni. .
The most interesting and impressive
Masonic funeral ever solemnized in
Cincinnati, wa that of the late How
ard Matthews, which took place on
Sunday, March 20. . For the first time
on such an occasion the Inner sanctua
ry of the Masonic Temple of that city,
Tlie finest in the world, was opened to
the public ' From the account in the
Commercial we copy a portion, especi
ally interesting to the brethren of the
Ancient and Accepted Rite :
Iu behalf of the Scottish rite, Enoch
T. Carson, Grand Commander of the
Grand Consistory of Ohio, holding in
bis right hand a gold ring, advanced
to the front, aud while Charles Mat
thews, son of tbe deceased brother,
arose, said: -
"Charles Matthews, twelve years
ago your father took a most solemn de
gree iu Masonry, within these walls,
kneeling at that sacred altar on which
was resting the open Holy Bible, the
foundation upon which tbe whole su
perstructure of Freemasonry is reared.
The ceremonies were of the most sol
emn and impressive character, and as
a memorial of that particular occasion,
and as a continual reminder to him of
the ceremony and the lesson taught by
it, he was presented with this gold ring,
which he was instructed he should
ever wear upoa the third finger of his
left hand, and with whkh he should
ne er part until death, and then only
to his oldest son or hw dearest friend.
You are bis only son, and to you I now
give up this ring.'
; Then, turning to the Mu-otts :
" Brethren, Grand Elect, Perfect and
Sublime Masons, let the present occa
sion awaken in your memories the le
gend of this ring. Remember that soo
ner or later, we know not how soon, our
bodies, like our brother's which now
lies before us, will be cold and inani
mate in the embrace of death, and the
ring you now wear will have to be
transferred to your oldest son or dear
est friend. May we ever remember the
legend Inscribed In this ring, wlncn is
au emblem of eternity: "Jfo.
difjttngit quotl virtu efmjfiigU. "
- How to Vet a Olaarr. '
. Sheritiau,' oue evening, being ia-Jied
for time duriug a session of the House
of Commons, and feeling quite hungry
did uot know where tu irei his dinner.
In this dilemma he took his seat near
that of Michael Angelo Taylor, aud
said to him: 'There is an important
law question coining up tliii evening,
in which, from your legal knowledge,
you will be expected to reply Pitt;
so I hope that you will not think of
leaving tho house." Sberid&ir then
went to Taylors nouse. wnicn was
( near, and ordered dinner, saying to the
i servants: "Your master will not be
home to-uigh t " Having made a hear
ty and luxurious repast he returned to
seat beside Michael, aud released
him by saying: "From what I have
juat neard, i ay lor, I do not think that
tbe question I npoko ol will coma on
to-night after all." Taylor being also
nungry trom nis lung fast hnmeuiate-
j ly returned home and ranir for dinner
FB7HTY IS THAT riET. , 3,
r., ! li ' , ., RT ALICK CAJUSr. . '
The apUler wean s plain brown dress, - ""
' 'And aie in KteaJy plnrr;
- To see her qaiet aa a moow, .. T
Going about her aUmr hona,
- ' Yo.tt wold never, nerer. never raass
The way ahegeta her dinner!"
- She lootot Mif no thought or HI
. ; In all hefTlfe had stirred her.
But while she moves with careful tread
- And while she spins her silken thread, -.
. Hlie ieplanning, planning, plaaalRg suit
, : The way to do some m order. . .
ily child, who readx this simple lay
Wilh eyex down dropt and bender,
'. Remember the old proverb says
'" That pretty tt wlUi-ii pretty does,
And that worth does not go or stay
r'or poverty nor splendor. . V
' TW not tbe house and uot the aress - ,
That make the mint or iner
To see the spider sit and spin.
Hunt with her webs of sUverbV '
Y2.? woid never, nevr, never guew ,
The way niie gets h-r dinner I .
Eosenle's Old Clothes.; V
Knioreiss Eiiinb wlu fa k.. a.i.
. r , ... WC.U ItVlff.
ions of the civiiix! ui.rhi h a -oi r
cast-ofl dresses every year, and, as she
rarei v ears a uress twice, the number
sold is always very great A Paris
letter-writer lrivea a vrunhL. niwmiit f
a sale just terminated. He says that
tne custom wat&hlislii hw thA m.i
families of the Tuilprlm lnn kfXm ih.
- .v ... u
great Revolution, acceded by the Fan-
presndusepinae, conunuci under the
Restoration. . muintniiunl l.v iua Mn.
Cesses of tlie I lolJ.u of Irlpani nrl ln
up with great spirit under the present
reign. -A mng gaiiery, wnicn runs
along tbe basement story of the palace,
looking luto the garden just opposite
the Prince Imperial's winter Walk.' is
4X.. 1 . . ..
uiteu ud irom one enu lotneocDer with
wardrobes. This i -alled tlie De
Frogiu ot the palace. It is. Iiere that
the refuse dresses and cast-off apparel
of the royal and imperial ladies who
succeeded each other for the last hun
dred years in the occupation of the
Tullene are Invariably borne, when
rejected from tlie floor above. '
ThAea u.-iIiviXa .,mk..n 1
ous and extensive as they are, get gen
erally well tiMeil dnrinr tha MP .n,
when the four seasons are considered
thoroughly over, a sale i made of the
whole, where every article is priced
beforehand, and visitors are admitted
to view ami purchase without the ob-
VAULT - lUAlUVt kllVU J VUXkU tlie
presentation of an invitatlou card from
one of her Majesty's attendants, to '
whom tlie privilege of granthig them
belongs. . Tbe sale of the regal ward
robe at the Tuileries is conducted on
the strictest principle of equity. The
shutters of the long gallery are closed,
and It is righted from one end to th
other with lamps and candelabra, so
that the light is stronger than it would
be were the daylight admitted, as the
ceiling is low, and the windows sunk
J 2.- At.. 11 . . ....
uTCy iuui we wan. .every arucie is
ticketed, and jf course no deviation
from the original decision can possibly
A long line of stretchers are placed
all down the middle of the gallery, the
doors of tbe wardrobes on either side
are flung open, and the visitor, walk
ing slowly down on one side and re
turning on the other, makes choieo of
wliat may suit her taste, and, inscrib
ing the number it bears upon a card, '
hands the latter to tbe attendant in
waiting at the door, and departs. - Tlie
. .......I s k I. - , .
and the wardrobeshy the dresses, the
shelves by tlie under linen, while a sort
of counter at the further end of the gal
lery is filled with the champignons, on
which are exhibited the bonnets and
headdresses. The white fatin dreea,
most splendidly embroidered in silver,
with the tunic of builioiiee gatue and
silver moueiies, confined by bands of
ponceau velvet, in which her Majesty
went to the opera with the King Con
sort of 8pain, was not quoted higher
than the nankeen-colored dress and
jacket, braided with green, which was
recognized as the uniform invented by
the Empress for the drive at Fontaine
hi eau. . . , , .
To be sure the button were of mafa-
iime uuuu kuui, oux tne material
of the dress could scarcely be, consider
ed as liearing any value whatever.
The shawls were principally of French
manufacture, and mostly for. summer
wear, the cloaks and ma utlea, deprived
of their lace fur, are unattractive. The
utmost exaggeration seems to exist in
the prices put upon the bonnets. In
the first place the artk-le itself is out of
fashion almost as soon as seen; in the
next, it possesses no resources whatev
er, and above all, it is liable to a greater
deterioration than the dress. . The hab
it Of leaililiy hoi-k in tlmnirrliuw n-hl.l.
has become so general, destroys the
bonnet inilillintplv ami kiwIum it
shabby in form, even while still brieht .
uuu ueniu evior. ine proceeds or tne
sale are generally brought up by the
Valets aud women nt tho vinlrnl..
who dispose of what remains unsold t
. I. . . . 1 I T . .
ujc great ueaiers oi mris, wno again
sell them to their enstnni4r at im
1 Boy who can to Truted. .
' " mm
: lAltred was missing one night about
sunset Mother was getting anxious,
for she always wished him to be home
early. A neighbor coming In said a
number of boys ha I gone to the river
to swim, and he thought Alfred was
- "So," said hit mother, "he prom
ised me lie would not go there without
my leave, and he altiKtya keeps his
word. He never told me a lie,"
But seven o'clock came, then eight,
and the mother was still watching and
listening for the step of Alfred; but it
was half-past eight before his merry
shouts and whistle were heard, when
he ran into the gate.
"Confess now." said tlie 'neighbor,
" that you have been to the river with
the other boys, and so kept away till
How the toy's eye dashed, and th
jriniHon mounted to his cheeks !
" No sir ! I told my mother I would
never go there without ber leave, and
do you think vouUl tell a lie! I
helped James to find the cows which "
had strayed in tlie woods and did not
think I would be so late."
James, coming up the street just
ttuin rtnift in tt foil ll. h Wfla afraU
we had been alarmed ? they had been
so far in the wood it made tbem late in
- I think," Ud the neighbor, turn
ing to tbe mother as he took hie hat to
go- home, there Is comfort in stor for
you, madam. .Such a boy tu that will
make a noble man."
The rrirr of a Drink riilk
A writer iu a French journal tells a
rather hard story of Mehemet AH, In
illustration of his uise seuce of justice.
Making a tour of his provinces, in great
state and with a cavalry guard, he was
stopped by an old weuian, who threw
herself at his feet . ,
Your Highness." said she, one of
your soldier has bougbt'some milk of
me for ix paras, and won't pay me."
Wily don't you pay ber? M de
manded 3Iehemet All uf the soldier. .
"Master," said be, "this woman
lies; I owe her nothing."
' " Vou swear ty Allah that you speak
tlie truth ? " sakl the Pacha then to the
"Yes, 1 swear it." . -
Aud you as well r ' .aid be to the
' "Yes, I swear it."
: " Very well," said tle Pacha.
Then turning to his guard, he added,
with perfect composure s
"Take this man aud open bis stoin-
41. ... .
- The Puclia's order obeyed, auth
tbe milk wa ftniud. The soldier had
just drunk it T - -
. " The woman l- it-lit," said Mehew
et All, remounting his hor ; " let ber
have the she aras that are due her."
And lie continued his journey.
- Austria ponse a costly stafi ttj
superior liell otHcers in active service,
and o"U on half pay. Anion;- the for
mer are three mar.hal, evei ?n gen
erals of artiiery or cavalry,!! iive at
fniamry acd ninety-four m? pener-
alst Ihe rctiivd list eua4sts thirty
gepcraliot thealiove name t ' - "-v,
IWol'lhe secoml aud of t.X