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publimtion, but aa an fviiti uce of good taitl. . n lk
nnrt of the rlir. Wiitei.ul oti ..lie mil of t In- paper.
Be partirarl earatul in giving nauiea and i MM to
have the lettm and turn- plaiu an I diatinct.
" O'auua't" Nap.
(in die wale iori-h. thickly ahadad,
I MM oImI . aultry MHMDM day,
sheltered from the beat, I reated,
Muaiug, am mi ld man may.
llllllM "' "'N'r poylMi
S.'ttlN ullie a i-ooliug I'WH',
BrlasiltS MMH Ol fragrant tloVM
IXhA V. i AMMll llUlll I 1 l.e.'K.
suddenly my dream wan broken ;
sound o haatening feet rame near,
And nwtTi, hildiah worda, i'lar-Hiokeii,
Fell upou my liatemug ear.
Hut 1 did not move nor anawer
A" 1 beard the mei ry WOrda.
Sounding !ke the joyous twitter
i )f a jiair of kaiy bed-.
(i'anpu, nee : we've got Koine "a'H
N ImM one you ever Haw !
Mamma in all th He roaea ;
Why dou t you wake uj), K'auiii?"
" (iiieHH UeV Hlit'i tight," wbiHere4 Oracle
so they Hat down Hide lv Hide,
sottly piuvaig there, till DM0
Glappi d Im r ttttlt baadi im m i d i
' S'pone we atick our Immm round hini.
I'lay that beV our great l.ig vane.
Then he'll ! M 'pnMd tO Mt tin in
Wheu he wakca u wou't he lrac '.'"
So, with low and canut wliiaper,
And u grave, :ir.jKirtant air,
'I'hey iVlffmil their bm1 IBS " g'ulip.i."
Stepping !:; toe round hia ehair.
Then ut hint their work wan euded :
" 1'onioH" Htui'k out everywhere.
" (Jraoe, don't he look just Splendid
With IMM VMM la fell hair?''
I'utiently, with MM aduiiriug,
They atood waiting ueur me there
tientle OnM and DMM Darling
l'reiioua little loving pair.
l'retty hoou their " g'aupa" woke up,
M S'pnaed ' an ever he could be,
Bnlm roM and yellow king-cup
tirow on Hiu h a funny tree !
And two harpy little face
lxikeil in uiiiie t lint ItunON day.
o i pi mid tinir childiah faactWi
l.otmg a- an "Id man may.
Chrintiitn I'liion.
Hobble m V lie. I-
"Mamma, I need a pair of wheels,"
said Robbie, one da v.
" Um," said mamma, who was busy
ami didn't want to talk.
"Where can I get a pair ?" Bobbie
went on.
" I don't know."
" But I want them, mamma."
" What fort" asked mamma.
" 'Cause my others are too little."
11 Well ;" said mamma, who didn't
think a pair of wheels was any great
matter to make a little boy happy.
M We'll ask papa."
So that night when papa came home,
the request was made, and the next day
when he went to the factory he told a
man to saw out a pair of wooden wheell,
ami at noon he took them home.
Robbie was delighted, and rolled
them around a little while. Then he
came up to papa.
" When can you make me an axle,
papa ?"
M Why. who said I would make an
axle ?" asked papa.
" Bat 1 n i one to hold my wheels
together!" laid Bobbie, earnestly.
Papa couldn't resist that logic, nor the
pleading little lace, so he went out to j
the barn end got a piece Ol hard wood,
awed it off the right length, whittled it
into very nice axle, put the wheels on
it, made a pair of pegs to hold them on,
and handed it over to Robbie.
He rolled it around the floor a little
while. Pape went away, and mamma
was lmsv again.
"Mamma," said Robbie, at length,
"a handle's got to be whittled, big
enough to go into a hole that's got to
be bored In the axle."
Mamma said nothing.
"I need a handle. Bobbie went on
insinuatingly, "to draw it by. How
can I draw it 'thont any handle V
"Can't yon tie on a string?" asked
" 'Twon't go Straight, 'n 'sides, carts
don't have strings," he went on, indig
nantly, "they have thills 'r else a pole,
'n I need a pole, I do really."
" Well," said mamma, " I can't make
a pole to go in the axle, but L have a
thin stick that I'll tack on to the axle,
if that will do."
After tome hesitation, in considera
tion of the well-established fact that
mamma couldn't whittle early instilled
into his mind Robbie decided that it
WOOld do. Bo mamma fixed that, and
Went 'n with her work, sure thai now
Robbie would be happy.
Bnl alas ! in ten minutes there came
an earnest little voice at her elbow.
" Mhiniua, who do you sink can make
me a Imx to my cart?"
"Oh, dear f isn't that cart done
yet ?" asked mamma. " I thought that
was all tixed."
Ta'n't a cart 'thont any box," said
Robbie ; 'u I can't draw anything on it,
'cause it slips right off."
That Wits unanswerable again, so
mamma got up and hunted around till
she found an empty cigar box, brought
out her paper ol big tacks, and tacked
it on. She then IM down with a sigh
of relief.
Now for OSBC time Robbie was Quiet,
lb drew the dolly till be got tired, and
then a new idea popped into his head.
"Mamma, who can fix DM a eta! to
my cart ? who can ?"
" Goodness : what do you want a seat
for?" asked mamma.
" 'Cause I thought of it, 'u dolly's too
down low 'thont anv seat.''
" Put one of your red blocks in for a
heat," suggested mamma.
The red blocks went in, and peace
once more descended on the family for
the space i if live minutes.
" .Mamma, I guess I'll harness up my
Christmas horse to this ait," was the
next idea. " How can I harness it
up r
No reply from mamma, discouraged.
"Won't you tell me how I can?"
(pause for reply). "Won't you
(pause) tell me (pause) how I can?"
"Dear me -I can't harness horses,"
said mamma, "you harness it your
self." "But I Dttd bO have a Whipple tire
made,'' said Robbie, earnestly; "like
papa's buggy.'
" ( loodnei -. R bbic ! I'm not a
buggy-ranker, ' said mamma in dismay.
" But it's juft aa easy not a regelar
one just a stick fixed in the middle,
you know, n UMB a harness, 'n a pair
of lines
I si
41 But you know I can't whittle,
mamma, appalled at the way things
were piling upon her.
".I can And a stick just 'bout right,"
said Robbie ; " 'n you can make the
harness out o' string, like the next door
DOf made for hia kitty."
" Dear me ! I'm not a harness-maker
either," said mamma.
"But I can show you," said Bobbie,
with lip beginning to quiver. Then
mamma remembered that the little boy
had no one to play with liim but his
mamma, so she put up her work, got
out her string and knife, and went to
work under Robbie's delighted direc
tions. She made a whiffletree (after a new
fashion), and tied it on. She made a
harness and a pair of lines that Miss
Dolly could hold (if her bauds were
funned together). In fact she made one
ittle boy supremely happy for one day.
But aa he was going up to bed he said
earnestly :
" Mamma, I'll have to have two fours
of wheels to-morrow.M
" Mercy on us !" said mamma, aghast;
44 what for ?"
" To make
new freight
I ii ion.
a new freight. I need a
to my train." Clirintian
A Talk About Iht- Kytr.
Come, now, iittle Brown -eves
eves, Rhick-eyes
come ail of you,
and let us have a talk together about
those same wonderful little eyas.
Look at your little friends, and what
do you IOC that open every morning and
drop down every evening? "Oh, those
nice curtains," you say, "over their
eyes." Only think, each one of us has
I el of curtains that we can work as we
will ; and when night comes ou and we
feel like sleeping, they fall down, of
their own accord, without our thinking
anything at all about it. Ah, you
see it the eye-lashes, you say.
These fringes are for use as
well as for beauty ; they keep the motes
that are tlying about in the air from
coining near those very delicate eye
balls. You know how well they do it,
for it is only once in a great while that
we get anything in that really troubles
us. Wo can form some idea of the im
portance of these little lashes when we
call to mind how disagreeable that
cinder felt that invaded our eye some
eventful day when we took a ride after
the putting steam engine. There is an
arrangement in the eye-lids for making
oil and carrying it to the edges of the
eye-lids, so as to keep the water or
moisture which is next to the eye-ball
from overflowing and running down our
cheeks. You know that if vou put
water and oil into a lamp together they
will not mix, but the oil will rise to the
to) end the water settle to the bottom;
just so the oil on the edges of the eye
lids will not mix with the moisture in
side, and so the eve-water is kept in its
proper place. You know that machinery,
in order that it mny be kept in good
running order, needs every now and
then to be oiled ; now only stop ami
think how much we move our eyes
about in one day, what a task it would
be to count the motions ; we look down
and we look up, and wo look all about
us here, there, and everywhere. I
think our eyes need a good deal of
moisture to keep them in running order,
don't you? This water is made in a
little chamber just above the eye, on the
outside, and there are passages running
from this chamber to the eye, through
Which it runs to reach its place. What
do you suppose becomes of the eye
water after it has done its work, and we
need more that is fresh? I will tell
you ; tin re is a drain attached to the in
side of the eve that passes into the
nose ; the water is carried off through
this drain into the nose alter it is no
longer tit for use.
Now we come to talk about the eye-ball
itself, which contains all the nice ar
rangements for taking pictures of the
objects we see around us. It is nearly
round in shape, and outside is a white
coat called the cornea, which covers it
entirely except a clear round window in
front. Just back of the cornea is the
iris, a round curtain with an opening in
the middle, through which light passes
into the eye ; the size of the opening
re-gulates the quantity of light, and
again wln n the light is dim ; in the
latter case the opening will be much
larger than in the former. The iris is
differently colored in different people,
and we call a person's eyes lilue, gray or
brown, according to its color. Back of
the iris is a clear, jelly like subtance
called a lens, which so acts upon the
light coming from the objects around
us as to cause us to see them
more distinctly. And finally the
ight falls npofl a network of
le rve:, at the back of the eve. called
the retina, and there
of all objects we see
pictures are made
around us. ( )nly
think what small pictures they must bt
But how do you suppose the mind ob
tains knowledge of what we see ? There
are nerves running from the retina to
the brain constantly carrying messages
from the eye to the mind of what is
transpiring in the outside world. So
you see there are many different pro
cesses to be gone through with in the
act of seeing. How wonderful things
are when we stop to think ab nit them, and
how tame and common when we don't.
Now I want you to stop moment and
think what would be to have your
way always dark before yon ; to be al
ways groping and feeling' your way, and
much of the time depending on others
to be led. How sad it would be to see
nothing in nature; no green grass, no
leafy trees, no many-colored flowers ; no
blue heaven SOOTS us, with its sun by
day and moon and stars by night ; ne. r
to see the faces of our friends. Who of
us can wonder that the blind men
of old time, when they heard that Jesus
WM passing by, erii'd out unto him,
" Lord, that our eyes may be opened I
It Is saiil that with the exception of
black ink the demand for violet ink is
larger than that for any other color.
Next in order comes carmine, which is
much used among business men for
umb riming and other purpose.-. This
is tlm most brilliant of all reds, being a
tinge higher than scarlet. As the mh
terials composing it are very dear, it
sells for fifty p r cent, more than other
fancy inks. The other principal oolors
are red, blue, purple and pink. Per
fumed inks find some sale among ladies.
who perhaps attach additional irtm
ho ink from its being scented, 'ilthongh
ii is saui ine perxnmerv injures the
1 quality of the ink materially.
Farm and (tardea.
Thk 'nutation says hens will thrive
well on a mixture of beans, boiled oit,
and about one part meal to two t
beans, well stirred together. Uumar
ketable beans may be used for this pur
To erRE leg-weakness in chickens,
a correspondent of the fVoiVis Farm r
gives each of the chickens from three
to eight grains of citrate of iron daily,
and a due supply of nutritious food,
care being taken to select such sub
stances as are flesh-producing, and not
fattening wheat, barley, and a due
supply of worms, or in default, sotue
chopped raw meat.
Conhi mition ok Food. As a general
rule, cattle, horses and sheep will eat
three per cent, of their live weight of
food per day that is, very near their
own weight every month. But there is
a vast difference among them as to the
profitable results of their consumption
of food. Some will merely keep alive,
while others will increase in weight and
size, or produce milk in much greater
proportion for the food consumed.
Gbum fou Poctltky. There is no
other grain that is relished so well by
fowls as Indian corn. It may always
continue to be, as now, the American
poulterer's main reliance, for although
too fattening to use in certain cases, it
possesses more nutriment for the priee
than any other grain, and is always to
lie obtained. Cora can be given ground
and ungrouud, raw and cooked. Oats
we prefer ground line, as otherwise the
hulls are too harsh and bulky. With
wheat-bran and middlings, wheat in the
kernel, barley and buckwheat, there
need be no difficulty in avoiding mo
notony. Rye, though the poorest grain
of all, may be given .occasionally, and
brewers' grains, if convenient. ''
Pouitry World
A oooi) garden will contribute so
much toward the support of a family,
and its humaniziug influences are so
great that every man should study and
strive to make the most of the limited
piece of ground thus appropriated.
More than this, the first lessons in
farming are always to be learned in a
garden, for there are to be seen what
are the most favorable conditions for
the growth of plants, and how they are
to be treated during the various stages
up to maturity. Thus a garden may be
be called the farmer's academy ; the
farm, the college. Go where we may,
over the whole land, it will be found
universally true that the best farmer has
the best garden, and that when the gar
den is poor the farmer is poor.
How to Cse Spade. The man who
can handle a spade properly does not
find it very hard or laborious to work.
He lirst lets the spade fall of its own
weight down to the spot where the
spadeful is to be taken up, taking care
that the breadth on the surface ground
is not more than four inches ; then he
draws back the spade a little, which
takes off much of the friction of the
descending blade. One good thrust of
I the spade with the foot then sends the
blade down its lull depth. A backward
pressure makes a lever of the handle
and heel of the spade, and a dexterous
turn of the wrist, sends the spadeful up
side down just where it is wanted.
There is no raking or "puttering"
needed to make the ground level. A
slight tap with the corner of the spade
makes the work as regular and plain as
if laid off with an instrument.
I'm k-l'at K i 1 1 r .
The following table, compiled by the
I Cincinnati J'ric Curnitt, shows Uv
j States the packing at 2")0 interior
points (which do not include Cincin
; nati, Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville,
j Milwaukee, and Indianapolis), giving
the whole number packed to dates of
reports (loth toMOth of December), the
' estimated number for the winter season
of lH7o-74, the total packing at the same
points during the season of lMTli Til, and
the whole packing at points in the men-
tioned States, exclusive of cities named
Total Ml Id-
Etttawta, Harm- tenor
I'lickt'd rteanon llat'H jmilitu
to date. 187.1-74. is7'j-;:t. ihtj-th.
Ohio W9,3o i:ia.4iv 'in.'jj'. j.v.i,.-.jj
tndlauu :i7o,-W arN,w:i 37o,i7 4U,i;e.t
Illinois lii7,0:W 'J74.iihi 3fi'2,4H 4N,.-.;iJ
Iowa SttfSM S0S,S81 992,991 896,441
Mifxonn 1H7.H4 iEW.tHm :C'i,VM 3.V..3. 4
Kaunas :t7,.MKi 4k,1imi 4tl,iniJ 40.HKS
Wltfff In f.Hs M,tSS 11,619 ,..7-.
Mimu'Hota . 11,190 90,400 16,000 94,660
Nebraaka... W.-Vio .la.mHi 90,110 90410
Kentucky ., 'Jri,44;t 'J7.iih7 'j:.,7ln 80,910
It nnwwi tS,SW '2,ooo ;i,wo :v.'.:o
litem) SO, SM 7;i,'.hhj 77,7V. 77.7.V.
1,663,11.1 r 10,14 I
the packing at points given
the number to corresponding dates last
season 288,000. The points not heard
from packed a total ol 17!t,7'J(duringsea
SOO lS7'2-7o The aggregate falling off at
interior points will be, in round num
bers, 200,000. The estimates for the
season exceed packing to dates of re
ports m ar 400,000. The whole packing
in the West, to Jan. 1, is approximate
ly 1,600,000 at interior points, and 2,
500,000 at the six larger cities, or a to
tal of 4,000,000, which is 1,410,000 less
thin the entire season ls7'2-7:5.
The subjoined table gives the num
ber of hogs packed to date at the six
principal packing points in the West,
together with a comparison of the busi-ne-s
of last year :
To Sal
Cincinnati 4ho,h
Chicafo 1,000,0 o
St. Urate 888,000
Loutevttte -iHo.tNNi
MttwankM 190,000
Indiauajxilia JOo.ooO
1 1 1 ii
1 M7'2-7:t.
1 .4-J.-..070
"..t-.oo I
Total J,4VS,0O 1,94A,000 3,301,447
The whole number of hogs packed in
the West, for the winter seasons of
L 840-50 to 1H72-7M, inclusive, as OOttV
led by the Cincinnati Pri ( irriitt
is as follows :
Yoara. No. of Hog. Yt-arc
, of Uok.
. 1,786,966
.MSI .Ml
1H40 :i 1,rt.vi,'2'jo Htt2 :!
1HR0-.M l,SMjSS1 1868 4
is:, i 89 1,189,846 isr.-l - J
18S3 .vi 9,901,110 !'
1AM .',4 9.VU.710 IHOfi f.7
1H54 66 9,194,404 lsr,7 86
1H68 66 9,4W,tr2 lHfW-60
1666-61 1,M1H,4VH lSffl-1
1K.V7 H... 2,Jlo.77s 1810 71
ISM 80 'J,4fi.V.Vl 1M71 T9
1669 00 J,:C)0,Hi'J H7 J 7:i
lHtVi 01 2,l.W,7.VJjlM7.1 74 (ent.)
ls,l 69 2,0:,fiflo
Ib'FFALO CllKAM ('AhK. One Clip of
white sugar, two-thirds of a cup of
sweet milk, one and two-thirds of a cup
of flour, one egg, on9 tablespoonful of
melted butter, one teaspoonful of soda,
two teaspoonfuls of cream t:.i I n
in three jelly-cake tins.
Catching the Karl) Morning Train.
The early morning train from Dan
bury leaves at half-past (J. This is a
very seasonable hour in the summer,
when people are stirring, birds carolling
their melodies, and the incense from the
newly awakened flowers tilling the air
lod inspiring the senses. But in the
winter tune, with animal and vegetable
life dead, the air raw and chilly, the
matches mislaid, and a gloomy darkness
wrapping the face of the earth, aa if with
a pall, half-past (5 o'clock a. m. is a very
unreasonable and disagreeable hour, and
the man who has occasion to leave home
that train may easily be pardoned
the uneasiness unavoidable the day be
fore. Our legal friend. Prince, received
information I riday which made it neces
sary that he should be in New York be
fore Saturday noon. He contemplated
the early start with some misgiving, and
determined to make the best prepara
tion for it by getting to bed early.
Some people would uot have thought
of this, and remained up until their
usual hour, and either over-slept them
selves, or have awakened uurefreshed or
depressed. Mr. Prince went to bed at
o'clock, and got to sleep about half
past 11. When he awoke it was at the
earnest solicitation of Mrs. Prince's
toes, which were digging vigorously into
his back, while Mrs. Prince s hands
were otherwise engaged in his inter
ests. Mr. Prince jumped up at once,
and imiuired the time, which Mrs.
Prince was not able to inform him j
exactly, but was quite confident by the
general feeling and looks that it was
hard on to car time. Mr. Prince
snatched up his clothes at this, and flew j
into the sitting-room, and straight-way
g it into his clothes, and then examining
his watch, hmnd that it was 10 minutes
past 11. "By crackey, said Mr.
Prince, and immediately returned to
lied, and encasing his head beneath the
clothes, preserved a moody silence in
answer to Mrs. Prince's inquiries. It
dually dawned on that excellent lady
that the hour was too early, and she
soon went to sleep. But there was no
immediate sleep tor her husband. He
felt gloomy and dissatisfied, and seemed
weighed down with the impression that
he was to miss the train in spite of all
he could do to avert the calamity. He
carefully reviewed his past life, arraign
ing himself as a student, a lawyer, a
citizen, and a husband, to see if there
was anywhere in his record an act, a
word, or a thought, which by the tinest
ingenuity could be distorted into a crime
for which this losing the train might be
considered a fitting judgment. But in
vain he went over the past for such a
provocation, and finally assigning the
cause to a dispensation of fate none of
us can avert, lie, too, fell asleep. When
be awoke again he found Mrs. Prince's
toes at his back, and Mrs. Prince's
hands on his shoulders, and Mrs. Prince's
voice in his ear, and a vivid impression
on his mind that the train had gone, or
that the whistle would sound before he
could get out of bed. But he arose and
hurried into the sitting-room with a
show to interest, and drawing on his
... 1- -A,.
clothes, again constuu'U nis waicn wun
an air of desperation, and ascertained
that it was just ll o'clock. He didn't
MJ " By crackey !" this time. But it is
no mutter what he said. He skipped
back into the bedroom without . ny los
of time, and appeared before Mrs.
Prince with S lamp in one hand, and a
lot of clothes in the other, and with a
good deal of fire in his eye. But he
blew out the light in silence, snd then
getting back into bed, gloomily urged
her not to do that again or her officious
nees might cost her pain. The next
time he aroused himself. It was I
o'clock. This was a little earlier than
was absolutely necessary, but for leal
of missing the train, he remained up.
First carefully dressing himself, he
kindled the fire in the kitchen, and
thought of the excellent breakfast he WM
to carry with him, while Mrs. Prince
Uy and slept. At half past 7 she awoke
of her own accord, and rinding the
broad daylight streaming into the win-
(low. i tunned un with sincere reirret that
Prince had gone without a warm break
fast, and pictured to herself during the
toilet, tin aching void he would carry
with him through the streets of the me
tropolis. Then she thought of his vexa
tion, and the tears came into her eyes.
And then she went into the kitckeu.and
was struck motionless at the sight be
fore her. For there was Prince with a
carpetbag clutched tightly in one hand,
ami a roll of legal documents in the
other, sitting bolt upright in a chair
fast asleep. Astonished and confused
by this spectacle, and hardly knowing
what she was doing, Mrs. Prince got
the woman in the other part of the house
to arouse Mr. Prince, while she Stole
over to her mother's to see about some
thing. Daimbwry iVesse,
Those Villainous Newspapers.
; ti-Hc-t from lUn. ltntl. rV Hneo h on the Salary
It has been declared here that the
people demand this repeal, and the
voice of the press is cited as cocent evi
dence of the fact. I admit that a howl
was begun here and sent through tin
land by a venal and corrupt press
against us. bccattCC we would not give
in e passage through the mails to all the
dirty sheets that their wicked conductor-
might print- so rile that the Forty
sedbooTuongress passed a law to punish
the sending of those obsoenc publica
tions through the poatoffloe, to sate the
youth of the land rOBD pollution. Hav-
ing passed that wiss and salutarj law,
that Congress has been assaulted
through those mud-machines, worked
with fort j jschsss power, to bowl down
I very member who stood up in the
image of his Maker and remained firm
to his convictions of duty. Applause.
Stories most UbeloUSSUd vile have been
willfully invented md maliciously cir
calated in order to blacken the character
of those who voted for the increase of
salary last session ; and I have a mem
ber in my eye (ten. .J. P. Hawleyj who
kept such machine j.ring daily (or
rather the machine kept him going),
Wherein, in conjunction with my fellow
members of that Congress, I was de
cried continually as a back-salary grab
ber, robber, and back-pay stealer, with
a sbanielessness never equaled ; for the
conductor of that press had in his
Hcket, and keeps there now unless
expended SO keep his trade going a
greater percentage of "back pay" and
salary grab than any other member of
the Foi t v-sccond Congress.
How Haaine Received his Sentence.
1'aiiw '-t. New York Tiiues.
When the judgment of a court-martial
is rendered the accused is not present.
The prosecutor takes it to him private
ly, accompanied bj a file of soldiers,
and reads it to him. Georges Lachaud
had hurried to the Marshal to announce
the fact, and lie read at once upon the
young man's face what the verdict was.
In a few moments the tramp of the sol
diers was heard, and the Marshal calm
ly descended the stairs to meet his
prosecutor. The judgment was read to
liixn. " Is that all ?" he ask d, and, on
being told that it was, he said to Gen.
Pourcet : "It is my life you want;
take it at once. Let me be snot imme
diately. " Gen. Pourcet shook his head
energetically, but the Marshal left him
before he could master his agitation
enough to frame a reply. On rejoining
his friends the Marshal said : "I pre-
Lsume that my judges acted conscien
tiously, as 1 have always done, it they
think that my life can be useful to the
army, they are right in taking it. My
only fear would be having my own con
science against me, and it reproaches
me for nothing nothing. With that
feeling one is always strong." He then
said that he had but one favor to ask,
and the officer of the guard said that he
would grant it if he could. " Oh, it is
a very simple favor," said Bazaiue. " I
only ask that my son (a boy of eight
years) may remain with me the entire
day." This WSJ granted, all the more
readily as it was feared that, hearing he
was not to be shot, the Marshal might
take his own life. " After this," he had
said more than once, " I have lived
long enough." One of his friends pro
nounced the name of Gambetta, who
has triumphed completely, and who
has been rehabilitated by this verdict,
and said that the Marshal ought to hate
that man.
" Hate him !" replied Bazaine. "Do
you hate a child who tries to bite you ?
Vou pull his ears and that is all. M.
Gambetta is nothing but a grand en
fant. To sum up everything, I am yet
in debt to him. He called me a traitor
once; but for more than three months
I was his ' Brave Bazaine," his
OQS Bazaine,' a 1 Hero,' a
4 Glori
4 Deini-
God.' You see that I am yet
in his
He shrugged his shouiders, with a
smile, and continued : " You see, my
dear friend, the clear moral of this pro
cess ; it is that in our times there is
more profit and less danger in the pro
fession of advocate than in that of a
Marshal of France."
An Almost Forgotten Celebrity.
A writer in the Frankfort ( ( h'rmeny)
(iaz tti) says :
The billowing advertisement appears
every now ami then in the Vorr 'i- li
Torino :
44 Lessons in German, English, and
Hungarian given at moderate rates, by
L. Kossuth, ld4 Strada Nuova."
The advertiser is none other than the
once celebrated Dictator of Hungarv.
He is now almost utterly forgotten,
even in Hungary. He has grown very
old, and is now so poor that he will
gladly give you a lesson for a single
Crane, This would seem very humiliat
ing for him, and yet he is proud of his
p( iverty.
He says :
44 Three years ago my friends at home,
in Hungary, ollered me oOJMX) tlorins.
1 rejected the oner, and never have re
gretted it, even when I was hungry,
and had no money to pay for a fire."
1 had occasion, the other day, to call
upon him. I found him in a very small
room, in the fourth story of a dingy old
building. He sat alone in an easy chair,
poring over an old volume. On the
walls hung portraits of Mazzini, Bixio,
Kisz, and, strangely enough, of Louis
Napoleon. On the book-shelf by my
side I noticed Victor Hugo's " Annee
Terrible," Kinglake's 41 Crimea," and
ten or twelve well-worn grammars. On
a table, close to the bed, lay a loaf of
bread and a plate of dried meat. He
said : " You see for yourself now, that
I I am very poor ; and yet when I left
Hungarv in 1H40, I was charged by all
the mean organs of theHapsburgs with
having enriched myself at my country's
expense. Do you know what my whole
income was last year ? Within a frac
tion of .HO lire !" (Less than $200.)
Tweed's Daily Routine.
The number of curiosity-seekers who
have visited the prison on Blaekwell's
Island to have a look at the ex-Boss
( Tweed ) has been so great that no one
is allowed to visit him except his legal
advisers and the members of his own
family. Those persons, however, who
come to the prison to visit friends who
are in the hospital sometimes see Tweed
as lie pass to and fro in the performance
of his duties as assistant orderly of the
hospital. These duties are not particu
larly arduous, as there is seldom a large
number of prisoners on the sick list,
but they are sometimes disagreeable,
and the service is as much as could be
expected of any man of his age. He is
obliged to rise at six o'clock in the
morning, and from that time until the
morning visit of the surgeon in charge
Ins time is occupied in cleaning up the
hospital, making the beds, washing the
patients i if there are any who are unable
to perform their ablutions), and in some
Oases renewing their bandages and
dressing their sores or wounds. The
surgeon in his morning round writes on
a slate the directions to lie observed
during the day in the case of each pa
tient, and it is part of the assistant or
derly's duty tosee thattheseare prompt
ly and faithfully obeyed. After the
visit of the surgeon there is little for
him to do, and he spends most of his
leisure tune in reading books, of which
he has s large number in his cell ami in
the hospital. His health has improved
rapidly since he has been employed in
the hospital, and the removal of his
heard and moustache has rather im
proved his personal appearance, as it
makes him look much younger than
when he wore HkMC iron-gray append
ages. Xriv York QrUpMc
Stkmki CrsTuni. Make a boiled
custard with three eggs to a quart of
milk, and a tablespoonful of corn starch
or BSatasnS wet with cold milk, a pinch
of salt, and half a cup of white sugar.
Flavor with rose or lemon. Fill the
custard cups, and set them into a drip
ping pan ; till the pan with boiling wa
ter, and set it into the stove-oven. Hake
slowly, until they do not seem liquid
when moved.
The Ieatl of 173.
The death roll of 17:1 is a long one,
ami embraces the BSSaes of mauv emi
nent men and womeil of both "hemi
spheres. Among distinguished foreign
ers who have died, and whose names am
familiur the world over, the following
are the most prominent : The Emperor
Napoleon, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton,
Adam Hedgwick, the English geologist',
Macready, the great tragedian, John
Stuart Mill, the economist, Katazzi, the
prominent Italian statesman, Clara
Mundt, the novelist, better known aa
Louisa Muhlbach, Sir Edward Land
seer, the renowned artist, King John of
Saxony, and Henri ltochefort, the Hed
Republican leader of France.
In our own country we number among
the prominent dead Gov. Gearv of
Pennsylvania ; Chief-Justice Chase
(lakes Ames, James Brooks, William
Whiting, members of Congress; Mans-
held T. Walworth, the novelist, killed
by his own son ; Horace F. Clark, the
railway operator; Hiram Powers, the
sculptor ; Jesse It. Grant, father of the
President ; Frederick Dent, father-in-law
of the President ; John P. Hale, so
well known in the political history of
the country ; Gen. McCook, killed at
Yankton, Dakota ; Laura Keene, the
eminent actress ; Gen. Hardee, author
of "Hardee's Military Tactics;" Rich
ard Yates, of Illinois ; Louis Agassiz ;
Samuel Nelson, ex-Justice of the Su
preme Court, and others of less re
Death has been particularly busy
among prominent clergymen in America.
In the list we find the name of Joel
Parker, D. D., a prominent Presby
terian clergyman of New York ; the
ltev. George At wood, of New Hamp
shire, who was ruled out of the Demo
cratic party in 1H50 fir writing an anti
slavery letter ; Bishop Mcllvaine ; R.
S. Storrs, D. D., of Massachusetts ;
and Gardner Spring, of New York ; the
Rev. John Todd, of Pittstield, author
as well as preacher ; Solomon Howard,
D. D., ex-President cf the Ghio Uni
versity, and Bishop Armitage, of the
Episcopal Diocese of Wisconsin.
( I Sally ! 'tin my chief delight
To Kiz upon your 'yenen brite
My luv for you by goh cirpaamw
The luv I feel for ruiu aud la8e :
What is the difference between an
oyster and a chicken ? One is best
fresh from the shell, ad the other
Why is a pretty girl like a locomo
tive engine ? Because she sends off the
sparks, transports the males, has a train
following her, and passes over the
A Fun (111.) coroner's jury ren
dered a verdict that a man, whose body
was found in the river, came to his
death by a blow on the head, "which
was given either before or after drown
ing." "Lot-," said a doting aunt to her
four-year old nephew, "say Schenec
tady !" After gravely pondering the
the word a moment, shaking his head,
he solemnly said, " No, 'tant say dat ;
teef ain't s arp 'nough."
The following are a few more names
of postoffices in the United States : Ti
Ti, To To, Why Not, Pipe Stem, Stony
Mau, Sal Soda, Shichshinny, Snow
shoes, Overalls, Lookout, Last Chance,
Black-bone, Marrow Bones, Sorrel
Horse, Tally Ho, and Tired Creek.
A witty clergyman, accosted by an
old acquaintance by the name of Cobb,
replied: "I don't know you, sir."
" My name is Cobb," rejoined the man,
who was half seas over. "Ah, sir," re
plied the clergyman, "you have so
much corn on you that I did not see the
A TorcniNo epitaph :
" Htruiiger, panse
My tale utteud,
And learn the cauce
Of H&iiuhIi'h end.
AcrosH the world
The wind did blow,
She ketched a cold
What laid hur low.
We hed a quart
Of tearH, 'tin true,
liut life iM Hhort
Aged IS.
Mark Twain and the Ladies.
Mark Twain, at a public dinner In
London, recently, responded to the
toast "Tho Ladies," and in the course
of his remarks said : " Ah, you remem
ber, you remember well, what a throb
of jiain, what a great tidal wave of
grief, swept over us all when Joan of
Arc fell at Waterloo. Laughter. Who
does not sorrow for the loss of Sappho,
the sweet singer of Israel ? Laughter.
Who among us does not mi.cs the gentle
ministrations, the softening influences,
the humble piety, of Lucrezia Borgia ?
Laughter. Who can join in the heart
less libel that woman is extravagant in
dress when we can look back and call to
mind our simple and lowly Mother Eve
arrayed in her modification of the
Highland costume ?"
The Ready Rooster. Roosters are
the pugilists among birds, and having
no suitable shoulders tow strike from,
they strike from the heel. When a
rooster gets whipped, the hens all
mareli eph with the other rooster, if he
ain't half so big or handsum. It is
pluck that wins a hen. Roosters az a
class won't do enny household work ;
vou kant get a rooster to pay any atten
shnn to a young one. They spend most
of their time in crowing and strutting
about, and wunce in a while they find a
worm ; which they make such a great
fuss over, calling their wives up from a
distance, apparently to treat them, but
as the hens git t hare, this elegant cuss
bends over and gobbles up the worm,
.list like a man for all the world Jxli
Sw Dikoo. Think of fattening hogs
on rigs ! the San Diego (Cal. ) 'or,'l
advises greater cultivation of the fig
tree because the food is so good for hog
feed. An acre of figs will fatten more
hogs than will an acre of corn, ami it
seems all that is necessary is to stick a
fig cutting down and in three or live
months tho plant will bear fruit, three
crops a year, and in three years the
Ires attains the size of a 12-year old
apple-tree. The same paper says a firm
of honey-raiaers, the first year of i
cultivation of bees, cleared 118,000 on
their honey crop.
Subt is the lawyer's favorite dish.

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