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PAW PAW, MICHIGAN. THE LITTLE FOLKS. Puna and Her Tkree Kittens. Our old cat him kittens three; What do you th.uk their names should be ? One 1 a tuily with enteral 1 eye, And a Uil that' long an t tdeuder ; JJut into a tempt r shn quit-My tie. If you ever by chauo oflond her. I think wfc hhall call her this 1 think we shall call her that ; Jiow, don't you fancy " lVpper-pot A nice name fur a cut T One U bhti k, with a frill of white, And her feet are till white fur, too; tf you stroko htr, sho carries her tall upright, And quickly tvegins to purr. bo. I Hiink we shall call her this I think we Khali call her that ; Now, don't you fancy " Sootikiu " A nice name for a cut ? One I a tortoise shell, yellow and black, With a lot of white alsut him ; r.f you teatie him, at once he sets up hi hack ; lie's a quarrelsome Tout, ne'er" doubt hint I I think we hull call hint this I think we Khali call him that ; .Now, don't you funcy " Scratchaway " A nice name for a cat ? Our old cat has kitten three, And 1 funcy those thir iiuiuch will be : l'i ! r-not," " sootikiu," " Scratc-haway" there ! Were there ever kittens with Uiohc to compare? And we cull th c kl mother now, what do you think' "Tabitha Longclaw Tiddlcywiuk." Thouta Ilmnl. fiood-YVlll. In one of my walks, the other day, I :aw two boys of my acquaintance, whom I shall ctill Orson ami Kobin, playing a game of kirn-ball. I suppose every country boy knows what that is. The ball is thrown against the unclapboardod sido of a barn, or any suitable building, and, us it rebounds, tho thrower, who rstauds behind the knocker, trios to "catch him out." Of course, there must be no windows to knock the ball through, or, -flio f!vuf vim l-iwnv ilmro will bi n. i:ine to pay for, and, quite likely, somebody -vcrv cross about it. A nice little game it is for two : and. as I usrd to be fond thing of a boy still, I stopped to watch my young friends Orson aud Robin. They played very well, and 1 sympa thized so "much with their enjoyment that I was myself a little disappointed "when Orson's aunt appeared with a letter vhich she said must go to tho postollice . at once, and asked Orson to carry it. Now, Orson was her favorite nephew, and I have no doubt she bad given him .the very ball and bat he was playing with at tho moment. She is always making him presents or doing him favors. So, hard as it was for him to leave his ; sport, I expected to see him, neverthe less, run with the letter, to please one who was constantly doing things to please him. On li'.e contrary, however, ho grumbled out. " Can't go now ; I've got Hob here to play with me," and euntm--ned pitching the ball. It is very invportant the letter Bhould . go to-night," pleaded the aunt. " Come, Orson, dear ; then you can play when you come back." "I don't want to! I can't!" And bounce went the ball again, tossed against the old barn. "Oli, yes, go!" said Robin. "I'll go with you." But Orson still refused, while the aunt turned back tadly toward the house. "I'll CO alone, then," ciied Robin. Mrs. Woodman ! I'll take the letter 1" And he ran after her to g;?t it. "Oh, com", n v,v! Yoi. . spoil nil tb fun !" gro.vl. d Orson, who was so angry that he would ik t go with Robin, but stayed about tho barn and sulked Hing ing the ball oecasioi. illy, and trying to knock it himself until his companion returned. I was walking by again, when Robin came back; and I think if my readers could see what I then saw in the faces of those two boys, it would be a great deal better than anything I could write. I thought of it a few days later, when I received tho editor's kiad invitation to " talk" to tho boys of St. Nicholas; and I wished that I could paint for them that mcturc instead: Orson, sullen, gloomy, selfish, un- Uapp; V. . Robin? bright, cheerful, radiant with .satisfaction and good-will until 1)9 came within tho thadow of Orson's dis- content. As I cannot paint this contrast, I may .as well make it a text for my "Talk." The world is full of Orsons, boys and it i i n Robin in almost everv onc-a spirit of aplfiftlmens and a spirit of good-will: and J am going to asK each oi my young - j w i a i. i. i,0c1 r i..t. himself-to get rid of the bad company of the one. and to cultivate the society of the other. There aro many subjects which I ishould like to talk with the boys about ; but it seems to me they may bo nearly all summed up in that one golden word Good-will. Robin has this beautiful gift, and it makes him helpful and hap- py. Orson lacks it ; and tho opposite ouahty not only renders him miserable, Trhen things do not go to suit him, but gives him the dseodful power of making others uncomfortable. Tho good spirit will make a brave, generous, upright, inanlv man of Robin ; tho bad spirit if it bo not cast out will mako a selfish, unaccommodating, hard, ill-natured mun of Orson. Need I ask you, my dear boy, which iou would rather fce ? I hav called the good spirit a yift; :aro thos.j, then, to blamo who have it not I But I havo also said or meant to .say that every one has it in a greater or Ii.uti ilerop niiil tli.it nil can cultivate it. Easy enough it seem.4 for Robin to give up for the moment his own treasures, and hasten to do a good action ; his joy is in it. and ho knows that his siwrts aro .nil the sweeter when, after it. ho conies ")ack to them. It is not so easy for Orson, because he thinks too much alout himself, in the first place : partly, also, because he is not wise, and does not know the satisfaction there is in geuer- .mm conduct. Ah. if I could only show him his own portrait, and convince him that even lie lias a Robin side, which ho mn show to tho world when he will, and make sunshine with it for himself as well as for others ! 1 suppose you nil. my boys, aro look ing for somo Hort of sikhjcss in life; it is right that you should; but what are your notions of succc?s? To tret rich as soon as possible, without regard to the means by which your wealth is acquired? There is no true success in that; when you have gained millions, you may yet bo joorcr than when you had nothing; nnd it is that sumo reckless ambition which has brought many a bright and capablo boy liko you, not to a great estate at last, but to miserable failure and dis grace not to a palace, but to a prison. Wealth, rightly got and rightly used, rational enjoyment, power, fame these are all worthy objects of ambition, but they are not tho highest objects, and you may acquire them all without achiev ing true success. But if, whatever you seek, you put good-will into all your actions, you are sure of the best success at last; for, whatever else you gain or miss, you are building up a noble and beautiful character, which is not only the best of possessions in this world, but olso is about all you can expoct to tako with you into tho next Fifty years ago, a young man opened a small dry-goods store in New York. Ho hod lieen a schoolmaster, but having loaned his money to a friend, in order to start him in business, he was obliged, by his friend's illness, to assume tho business himself. On the morning of the opeming, he heard his clerk tell a woman that the colors in a piece of cal ico ho was selling would not wash out. He reproved him for tho falsehood on the spot. "l'ou know they aro not fast colors. Then why do you say they aro ?" 1 thought I was hero to sea goods,' was the clerk's poor excuse. bo you are. said the employer. " But you are to sell goods for just what they are, not for what they are not. Don't misrepresent anything, though you never make a sale. Treat every customer just as yon would wish to be treated your self. Ask a fair price for everything, oud do not deceive anybody. I believe that is a true principle of business, ami 1 am going to carry it out." " It is a lino theory, replica the clerk; " but it can't bo carried out in any line of business. If you aro going to try it, I ay as veil look for another place, for you won't last long " . The employer did try it, however ; and when ho died a short time aero he lelt one oi tho three largest lortunes in America. His name was A. T. Stewart. "What became of tho clerk I do not know. Now, I do not mean to hold up Ir. Stewart us an example to bo followed by the boys I am talking to. But ho is a striking illustration of the fact that de ception in trade is not necessary to suc cess. Ho behoved, on tho contrary, that in the long run it could only lead to failure. Hero is a golden saying from tho lips of a man who in lifty years amassed more than .$."0, (MX), 000 : I CO.VSIDElt HONESTY AND TItUTII AS OUKAT AIDS IS THE GAINING OF l'OKT- UNE," It such a man, with such wealth, should go still farther, and make good will to his tellow-men tho leading mo tive of his life, what a power ho might become, and what a halo of glory would crown his name ! h, my boys, what a world this would be if this spiiit prevailed in it if on every side wo met those ready to help and cheer, instead of being compelled always to bo on our guard against sel fishness and fraud ! Now, every one can do his share toward making his own little world such a world. I have known a single brave, manly, generous boy to in fluence a whole school, so that it became noted for its crood manners and cood morals. I have also seen a vicious boy taint a whole community of boys with his bad habits, and set them to robbing V , .73 orchards and iiftiiJ - bn.l linmmcrn nn.l tba nn, .1 ?. i i "i .?..4. uuuiu u nuiKuni uuicr uhijvfj which uivy foolishly mistake for fun. Good-will should betm at home. How quickly you can tell what sort of spirit reigns among the boys or in tho families you visit I In some houses there is con staut warfare ; at any time of day you hear loud voices and angry disputes. " lou snatched my apple and eat it up I" lUUtU U1UV UUU JUi 1X1, 1U1U VlClilb, and I'll give ye somethin' ye can't buy to " Touch that trap ag in, Tom Orcutt, tho 'pothecary's !" Ma I sha n t Sam stop pulhn my hair ? He's pulled out six great handf uls already! " He lies I I ha'n't touched his hair." "Who's been stearin my but'nuts?" " Pete shot my arrow into the wall and now sha n t he make me another ? Then go into a house where you find peace instead of war, innocent and hap limd. oh. what a differeneo 1 py sjwrts instead of rude, practical jokes Yon mav alwava tell a bov's disposition i j j X by noticing Ins treatment of his sisters. a i i i .i.,i:i,i . i uizing over smaller children : but in the 1 presence of stronger boys he can be civil, and even cringing. A cowardly fellow like that is pretty sure to exercise his ill-nature upon the girls at home. Now, I know that many of the boys I am talking to have far more good-will than they ever show. Their disagroea- bio ways are the result of long habit and want of thought. The spoiled child is pretty 6iire to form such ways. He is accustomed to think only of himself, and to have others think chiefly of him. That is the trouble, I suspect, with Orson. Will he, when ho reads this, resolve to breok up the old. bod habit, and cultivate tho better spirit that is in him ? By good-will I do not mean simply good nature. Good nature may sit still and grin. But good-will is active, earn- est, cheering, helpful. Ah. my boys. I havo told you mony stories and I havo no doubt some of I vnn wi'rIi T hiul ma. In this a ntm-v inmtnml of a talk. But the real inotivo of all my stories the lesson I have always wished to teach in them, but which I am afraid some of you have overlooked has been this which I am trying to impress upon you now. II were to write as many more, tho hidden moral lurking in every one of them would bo the same. Or. if wero now to tako leavo of you forever, and sum up all I hove to say to you in one lost word of lovo and counsel, thot ono word should be oood-will. .. 7. Trowbridge, in St. Nicliola for April, CrjstallUffOj Horses. Ileal, live homes inerusted with crys tnl ! Moat of my children would think that could not bo a possible thing, I suppose; but I have somol)oys and girls ownyofTin British America, or even in Minnesota, or Iowa, or Dakota, who could tell you that it is possible, for they have seen it. In these places, as in other cold coun tries, a horse when resting after a rapid drive in tho frosty atmosphere, will bo found covered with ice-crystals. It is the moisturo from his body ami his breath which has frozen upon him, forming beautiful little ice-crystals over his whole form. In this condition ho looks liko an immense toy horso cov ered with sugar. Who among you havo seen this thing "with your own eyes?" Jack-in-the Pulpit, The Fireflies' Kxplolt. In tho twilight of a lovely June evening the fireflies began to flit over the broad, green meadow. First one, then two more, then a dozen, till at last there were myriads displaying their tiny lights. But somehow or other their lights seemed to be much more dim than usual, and one firefly, who felt im portant, because he was a little bigger than the others, paused in the shadow of tho great maple-tree, to find out tho rea son. Ho looked all around, but couldn't seo anything uncommon ; then, in a lit of rage, he flew to the top of a tree, when, happening to look up he beheld the moon's silver crescent in tho West. " Ah ! that is it," he cried ; " my friends, wo are small, but we are many, and tho moon, because she is big, thinks to outshine us all ! But we will teach her presumption a lesson, my friends ; wo will chaso her out of our dominions." So ho marshaled his fiery army and led them up, up as high as he could, after the moon, who still shone on as brightly ris ever. Tho vexed fireflies returned to tho charge again and again, while tho moon calmly continued to sail nearer the west, until at last she sudden ly disappeared. Then there was rejoic ing among the fireflies. Their groat en emy was vanquished ! They had tri umphed at last ! Their little lights shone with the utmost brilliancy as they danced and flitted and danced again over tho meadow. Their joy seemed boundless, for they kept up their festivities far into the night, when I left them still in high glee. Now, what do my little readers think of tho fireflies' wonderful victory? Xeio York Trihunc, Jr. Jews Ilepeopllng Palest Inc. Mr. Neil shows that the population of Palestine is double what it was ten years afro, the new-comers being Jews, and chielly from Russia. Three years ago such an influx took place to Saphed, one of tho four holy cities in Galilee, that there were no houses to receive the im migrants, and many had to camp out. A plot of ground near Jerusalem was sold for twenty times its former price. Build ing goes on by night as well as day. Two little colonies havo settled just out side .J alia gate. The real causes of this migration nre. first, that only recently could a Jew own land in Palestine without becoming a Turkish subject ; ami, secondly, the new law in Russia (1874) by which all Jews must bo enrolled for military ser vice, it is proimoio that liussia, until recently, contained one-third of the Jew ish race ; and, just as they begin to feel the pressure of theso military demands upon them, albeit these mean their re lief from some previous burdens, they hud tho old oppressions of the "Second Woe " (as they used to call the Turkish rule which shut them up in one wretched quarter of Jerusalem) removed to a largo extent. But it is evident that a large proiwr- tion of the new emigrants to Palestine "limited by religions enUiiu.im.rn. ils' 08 " pMtlCUlnriy the case With a uerman colony there known as the Hoff . i : i . t i man, but calling themselves the "So- ciety of the Temple." They, aro about a thousand, mostly from Wurtemberg, and have branchec at Jerusalem, Jaffa anil Haiffii, where they are industrious mechanics and trodeemen, and greatly promote the welfare of the country. This society seems to have some Jewish proselytes, which have probably been I - l,i,J ' 1 11 1 it . i i ft81 dJa l Sh thcir maintaining and by their refusal to join in any mis sionary work. They believe that they aro fulfilling prophecy by simply pro moting the prosperity of Palestine, and living moral ami benevolent lives. Ol course the zealous missionary. Mr. Neil, regards all such facts as mere sec ondary agents in the divine plan, with which plan he is obviously familiar. Six thousand years of prevailing evil are Ae ".w. loei by a millennium of M iltcr,d years. Cincinnati Qa T,1C Saco Tri"eled 1,1 A rapid penman can write thirty words in a minute. To do this he must draw his quill through a space of a rod six teen feet and a half. In forty minutes his pen travels a furlong, and in five hours and a third a mile. We make on on overage sixteen curves or turns of the pen in writing each word. Writing thirty words a minute, wo must moke IHO to each minute ; in an hour, 28,800 in a day of only fivo hours, 144,000, am' in a year of 300 days, 43,200,000. Tho man who made 1,000,000 strokes with a pen in a month was not at all remark able. Many men, newspaper men for instance, make 4,000,000. Here wo have, in the aggregate, a mark 300 miles long, to bo tr.vced on paper by each writer in a year. In making each letter of tho ordinary alphabet we must make from threo to seven strokes of tho pen or an average of threc-aud-a-half to four. I Exhibition. Capt. A. H. Bogardus, of Elkhart, 111. champion wing shot, has made a matel of novel character with a prominent citi zen of New York. Ho has bet 8"00 even that he will break 1,000 glass balls in two hours and forty minutes, tho balls to I bo sprung from threo or more traps though only one boll to bo scut into the air at one time. Tho shooter will stand eighteen yards from the traps, and no ball to bo counted unless broken before striking the ground. It is also stipulated nun, iKPiu uu!! rnmu uso one gun inrougn out tho match, unless the gun becomes disabled, when other guns can be chosen. Two sets of barrels are allowed, and he will confine himself to 1 ounco shot. i i ii . This is tho first timo the Captain hns ever 'attempted tho feat. And York Herald. rnmu suiumua FASHION XOTES. SmiN'O MANTLES. Tho new mantles are scarf-shaped, much shorter behind than those now worn, with long slender fronts. There is but one seam in tho back, and there uro no long shoulder seams, but merely a dart from tho nock to the shoulder tip. such as is used in Talmas and round capes. Instead of a folded wihg-liko piece over the arm, there is a slit for the arm to pass through. This gives a more slender and stylish effect. LACE SHAWLS, srANIsn VEILS, ETC. Small black laco points in shawls are worn in various ways by Parisian ladies. They are arrayed over the shoulders as fichus carelessly knotted on the breast, or as Spanish veils over tho hair. They aro imported in llama and in fine laces ; $18 is the price of those of fine quality. ALPACAS, BIULLIANTINES, ETC. Smooth-surfaced mohair goods, such as alpacas and brilliantines, have retained their place as serviceable materials dur ing the long reign of soft fabrics with rough surfaces. This is especially true of black alpacas ; and it is now rumored that colored alpacas in combination with checked and figured mohair aro again coming into general use. The. fine black brilliantines sold at $1 a yard and up ward aro now made oi pure jet black tints with luster-like silk, and are of me dium weights that may bo worn all the year, or else of light weight for spring, summer- and fall. Among tho favorite brands ore tho Buffalo olpacns, beaver mohairs and Turkish sable brilliantines. SUMMER PARASOLS. Bunting parasols aro tho novelty to be offered for spring ami summer use. They aro made of navy blue.or of white bunting, with canopy-shaped tops, a riug'and bow to close them, and sticks of bamb(K). For trimming around the edge, loops of ribbon half an inch wide are arranged, or else the ribbon hangs liko a fringe, and is finished at tho edge with a button or a tassel. Thus a blue bunting parasol with blue bunting lining ill have cardinal reu loops of ribbon for a border, and the ring that passes over tho top to close it will have a car dinal ribbon tied on it; others are simi larly trimmed with white. lor more lressy parasols black brocaded silk is used, and the lining is white silk' pinked on the edges; a broad band of satin is oven near tho edge, and the block rib bon loops of tho border have a tassel on each, or else there are rows of black fluted laco headed by a ruche. The handles for theso handsome parasols aro of ebony or of black lacquered wood, ith .Japanese designs of birds and flow ers in gold lacquer, or else dotted with enrls, or they may be pearl or ivory andles with gold engraved heads, cor nelian knobs, or silver horseshoe links and chains to fasten them to tho belt. Many of the ebonized handles hove silver ornaments of heads and flower medall ions. Light fancy sticks of bamboo or ther wood with natural roots at the end ire especially liked. Black gros-grain parasols trimmed with laco are very handsome. Smaller parasols for chil dren are shown in brighter tolors and ombinotions of the designs just de scribed. The cardinal red silk sun um brellas and parasols introduced last year are olfered again. Harper' Bazar. A Cool Proposition. The following letter from tho guard, who has charge of Anderson, shows the filial respect and consideration which the young murderer has for his aged father. He wants the old man to take his place on the gallows, and oners to reward him or the self-sacrificing act. The old man would like to help his boy, but thought of Steve's offer, although flattering, "he couldn't seo it jess yet." Tiie following is the guard s letter : Aiken, K. C, March C Anderson, one of tho IlaiiHtnann murderers, who is to lc haiiced on tho lGth of this month, sent for his father the other day, and mado a proposition to the gray-haired man, now verging on o years or ago. Tho son told the old man that ho was young and was to hang on the lt'.th of this month. 44 You is old, dad, and will hooii luhe dis land ; den thair, will not bo any ono is dis worm lO iook auer mouer. .iuw, una, u jou will hang in my place I will give you sf 50 and nty mule." Tho old man hesitated a moment and scratched his head. Tho son, thinking ho was about t take him up, added an additi nal $-50 by the way of & clincher. The old man in tne meantime naa collected ns senses, trot control or ms louguo ana in formed bis anxious young hopeful : "The mule and de money was a powerful condneemont. but dis old nigger scain-d de rope dis far, and he could not jess nee how de muie or tie greenoacKS gwino w nejp mm any arter ho done dead; he was open tocomic tion, but Homthow ho couldn't seo it Jess yet." li. Jseck, (luanl. Aiken C.) Cor. Xcto York Herald. Paris And the Tourists There. Paris continues to increase steadily in favor with tourists. From statistics re cently published it would appear that during tho year 18 u the number of trav elers who camo to Pans amounted to 512,522, of whom 374,488 were French and 138.034 foreigners. For 187. tho number was 502,303: French, 302,498 and foreigners, 139,805. For 1874 tho number was 458.686; French, 334,888; and foreigners, 123, 98. Thus, toking the population of France in round numbers at 38,000,000, and deducting 2,000,000 for the population of Pans, it will be seen that during the past year the proportion of provincial Frenchmen who saw tho capital was rather more than ono out of a hundred men, women and children soy one grown-up molo out of twenty five. It would be interesting to know how much money wos spent by tho half million of travelers for business or pleasure. If they disbursed 100 francs apiece, they must havo put 2,000,000 into the pockets of Parisians; if 1,000 francs apiece, 20,000,000. American Competition with English Manufacture. A communication from ono of tho rep resentatives in Canada of a leading firm of hardware merchants in Staffordshire contains the following : "I havo just returned from a trip through tho lower provinces. I fin that tho whole country is overrun b; American travelers soliciting orders for their manufactures at almost any prion to securo a sale. I feel sure in my own mind that a very lorcre portion of tho hardware trade is altogether lost to En clond. For instance, of Birmingham and Wolverhampton woies they hav secured monv of the leading lines namely, door locks, mortise locks, chest and till locks, cupboard locks, butts an hinges, carnngo lK)lts, gas and none tubes, scales, and to a grf at extent hol low wares. From all I can learn they are in a position to retain the hold they have got." Hydrophobia. Hydrophobia has been known for 3,0XX) years, yet its cause is still a mat ter of 'speculation. It does not originate from heat, for dogs in the warmest cli mates, such as South Africa, Jamaica, West Iudies and South America, havo never been affected by it. Want of water does not produce it, since dogs have been kept forty days without water and not gone inad. Insufficient and un wholesome diet aro not the causes, sinco the curs of Madeira aro tho vilest and most ill-kept of the world, and rabies is unknown among them. Whether it is a spontaneous production in the dog, cat ami wolf is also unsettled. The fact that in remote countries of tho world, whero tho diseaso has never been com municated, its existence is unknown would imply that it must bo ncquired by communication, yet Marray, an emi nent writer on tho subject, and others believe the contrary. Of tho real nature of the virus little is known. It has never been analyzed. Though rabies in man is in most cases communicated by the bite of a dog, yet the symptoms are widely different. Man abhors and de tests water with spasmodic loathing, whilo tho dog searches for it and drinks it with avidity. Tho statistics ami ex periments in hydrophobia are suggestive and interesting. Inoculation of the saliva of rabid animals, as practiced by Herbert Ilertwig, succeeded in only 23 per cent, of tho animals operated upon, 77 escaping. According to Faber's sto- tistics, out of persons bitten by rabid animals in Wurtemberg, only 28 had hydrophobia. John Hunter records o cose where, of 21 persons bitten by a mod dog, only one was alfeeted. Again we have of 114 persons bitten by mad wolves. C7. or more than one-half, fell victims. In France, in 1852, a oommis- sion was appointed to examine into tho subject of rabies, and of 130 cases in hu man subjects, 105 were from tho bites of dogs, 20 from bito of wolves, 8 from bito of cats, and 5 unknown. In CD cases, whero the exact date of tho ap pearance of hydrophobia after the bito was ascertained, it seems that 11 cases were fatal after the first month after tho bite, 41 cases from, the end of tho liret month to tho end of tho third, 8 from beginning of fourth to end of sixth, and C from seventh to end of tenth month. No cases occurred of ter one year. Three died the first day, 8 the second, 28 the third, 21 the fourth, 4 tho sixth day. and ine remaining iu in irora seven to twenty divy s. Cine i una t i Com mere ial. Fighting With a (irlzzly Hear. Last week Mr. WnlruiV. of Tsn county, started out early in tho morning to visit a deer lick. He hod his rifle. bowie knife, and a lariro deer hound, On crossing a deep canon ho espied a huge grizzly about flfty or seventy-five yards oil'. Ho pulled up and blazed away, but lie only wounded the monster, and before ho hod time to re-load his rifle the bear was close upon him. Mr. Wulpole hit him on tho head with the utt of Ins rifle, and his bearship dealt am one on tho shoulder that paralyzed nm for a second. Mr. Walpolo drew his bowie knife and planted it deep in tho beast s breast. This only enraged ie aniinal still more, and, seizing his de stroyer in his powerful arms, he gavo him jin embrace thot rendered him totally un conscious. lie lay whero tho bear hod lr Vm'Uv linlll l.ltn ill nttnmnjMi leu a neighbor was attracted to the pot. Tho bear was found not far off lead as a door-nail. He measured eleven feet in lencth and weighed in the neirrh- borhood of 1.400 wounds. Mr. Wnlnole. although badly bruised, is not seriously injured. vautornia Jlountain Men- sengcr. The Oldest Lawyer. A New York exchange says: Trob- ably tho oldest lawyer in the world is the Hon. Libert llerrieg. He was born on tho 8th of July, 1777, at Stratford, Ct., thus making him 09 years of asre. He was admitted to the bar in December, 1790, and mado a Judge in 1805. He was the lirst Register ever appointed in tho State of New York. It was in his office that tho present eminent lawyer, talonco of tho afternoon figuring for a Charles O'Conor, studied law. He re- potion at the dinner table as far re members New York when it extended up moVed as possible from the scot occupied wt inruier luau wain is now Known OS Ann street, at present consid onsidered awful- ly far down.' Ho says that in 1782 the population of New York was estimated between 22,000 and 25.000: now it is over 1,000,000. He remembers distinct ly his association with Daniel Webster and many other men distinguished in their day and timo above their fellows. A Presidential Poem. Every English school-boy knows the l ..i..i i l tt: . poetical catalogue of ins country s lungs m .Wimi Nor?lan' U5 William his- son," and so down. Let And John Otilnev Adams the next below. Then Andrew Jnckson was placed in the chair ; And next we find Martin an lJuren mere. Then William H. Harrison's name we meet, Whot.e death gave John Tyler the coveted seat. Then Janu s K. Tolk was the nation's first choice; .ut for '.A.-Unrv Tavlor nh iraVO her VOiCC. Whoso premature tleath rrougnt in .-uiiiaru ru more ; And next FranVIin Pierce the distinction wore. The fifteenth was Jemmy ISuchanan, they say, Who for Abraham Lincoln prepared tne way ; Whosa martyrdu gave Andy Johnson a chance The eighteenth naruo was Ulysses H. Orant s. And now wo find in later dnys t The nineteenth name is U.'U. Hayes. nrt'a xw York storo are mucuinieri-BWHi . in examining the loecs of tho 88 ijngenie, wmt-u uxu uuw iuuu . cupied eighty loco experts a whole yor, fi i, mruln from tho fiber of tho ..;.oin Tf has the appearance of creamy white silk point, joined together os a groundwork, over which are seat- tered numerous varieties of flowers. The U wrv lino, but with a mrjrnifvir.cr- frinB fhfi delicate menhts are npparent 'Vhn tWrra are set in after tho manner f nt.idinno. and tho whole vhowl is lor dored with fringe. It is tducd at $100, 000. American boys try this for their kings : ' them-to report to their Oeorgo Washington flrnt to Hie White House came ; OOmmaaoiug miui T-:BrtJi;rkll, ;a And next on tho list is John Adams' name. ships Without delay. ' Discipline 18 Tom Jeferson next tilled the honored place. discipline," savsthe oldsalt, "if Iliave to Tho name of James Madison next wo trace. . . iv in flirt rmw " Tlnwl:- Tho fifth in succession was James Monroe ; Bkin CVCry boy 1U the UOVy. Jialk ition. These laws wcrommo Bpcy Ulogn.ngor "Why, William," Boi.1 his for tho Empress at the manufactory , it Brussels.. The overdress " Wallmy Bill, " I guess if I got it half feet m length, with n depth. n front ' ifc w;ltl bo gase." of moro than a yard and is valued at 3 sino rmn Tim Hhawl is said to hove 00- Da. Iart Walkek got up the other ItOll-O'-LINK. T WILLIAM CLLLEX BUT ANT, Merrily nwtDtfln; on lrlr euJ weed, ' ' Near to the m-t of hU little dame, Over the DionnUiln-llo or mod, Hubert of Lincoln In Ulliutf hi am " bob-o'-liult. LoW-Unk, Sjuiik, njmuk, ppink ! Snug and suie is that uei of our, lliddeu among the auuiiiirr flowers. Cliot-, chee, chce 1" Ilolrt of IJncoln In Ryly drcst, Wearing a bright bluck wedUiug-ooat ; White are his anouldera and whit Lis creat, . Hear him call in hU merry note : - lVib-o'-link. bob-o'-lhik, Spink, KjittnV, iiuk ! Look, what a nice sew coat U mine, Sure there waa ncrer a bird ao flue. Cliee, chee, chco I" Robert of Lincoln's Quaker wife, 1 Ti tty and quiet, with plain brown wings, raising at hom a patient life, ltroods in the grass while b r husband sings Uob-o'-link, bob-o'-liuk, Spink, spank, f jiink I lirood, kind creature ; you need not fear Thieves and roblx rt while I am here. .Chee, chee, chee I" Modest and shy as a nun is the ; Ono weak chirp is her only note. Braggart and prince of braggaits is he, Touring boaxts froui his little throat " bob-o'-link, IxrtW-link, Spink, spank, upluk 1 Jiever was I afraid of man ; Catch lue, cowardly knave, if you can Chee, choc, chee " WIT AND 1IUM0K. "A. D. F." You are. wrong. An apiary i3 not a placo for keeping mon keys. Sitrgeox soys men with squeaky boots ought not to come to church. That's the reason "so many don't; Says an exchange: "A bad , cough makes all men equal." Yes, that's so. There is no aristocracy when we come to tho coughin'. A London joker remarks that it is quito natural for newly-married couples to turn pale, for tho ceremony itself makes them wan. A niRENOLooisT says the principal adhesiveness. He alludes to George's head on a postage stamp. M. Quad, of tho Detroit Free Press. is inventing a flying-machine, and wants to fight a duel with the editor who knocked the "f" off of flying. Tite old man's toast ; " It's hard work to keep your sons in check while they're young; its homer to Keep inem m checks when they grow older. Talk about your blue-glass cure ! Ono of our subscribers writes : "I hove just looked over a file of tho Bulletin for a week bock." Philadelphia Bulletin. Tiiey are trying to make a law in Arkan- sas to punish keno-players. Every mem ber of the Legislature can call up sad recollections in connection with the bill. The change to the latest style of lady's hat is readily accomplished now by simply unshipping the bustle and trans- fcrring it to the top of tho wearer's head, A New York oflice-holder attended rlmivb tho other Sunday, and dodered behind a seat when tho minister gavo out the hymn. "Striko the resounding lyre." Some of the newspapers in the East have discovered that monogram garters are no longer worn. Oat this way tho reporters hunt for murders, conspiracies and tho like. A MieinaAX farmer abused his mother- in-low, and then asked her to lower him down tho well to recover the lost dipper. The Coroner decided thot the rope broke, though others thought it had been cut. Of o picture of Moses in the bul rushes, where Miss Pharaoh ' :us to be leaving lam to ce drowned, die l'hila- ucll " l" . ""V" fr l 13 a wawr-cuii-r or a .w-pauu mS- An Irishman, who fell down on tho ice. was asked why he did not wear creepers, " Drapers! he excioimeu, as no scrateueu ins neau Bigmuumuj, Deli, ami Deiaoers. ivo picniy o crapers, but they're in tho wrong end." " Yeh, fun is fun," tho old man said, as he brushed awnr a tear. And wildly cbiUkod his pantaloons the portion In the rear ; " But putting crooked pins and sich In a person a euny chair Is rather more, I swow to goh, than mortal man can bear 1 Society journals mention that bridal trim ore becoming unfashionable. The wedding generally takes place at 4 o'clock p. m., and the bridegroom spends tne !, bin mnt.hpr-in-law. . THE FIB ST OF APRIL. "Oh, lovely Jeanuie, Mithe and sweet," Quoth Jivkey, bendiutf to her ear, " Yon birdie hath her nest complete ; She tells us matiiiR time is n ar. The other rogue's line mo In thin He's longinff for a bridal 11kh." ' Post heed the date, Oh Jocky, love?" Quoth Jeannie, shaking back her curls ; 44 What though tho sunshine beams alwve ? It lKdes no warmth for birds or girls. Yon songsters laugh at Nature's rules; I foar me, Jock, they're April-fools." TnE new Secretary of the Navy, haying informoa tliat tl longing to his depart . b immediately that there were ouoys oe department in New York hnrhnr. immediately issned an order "NOT IF I CAN riSLP IT. Wo went home the way that was longest, And the way was not very far, Hut the way seemed not ut ail far. At tho gate we took quite long rest, And I said, looking up o-i a star Said to N attic but ui4 to the star " Could I kiss you without doing wrong lest Wrong doing your footings should mar Your very fine feeling would mart" . 8aid she : Not unless you're the strongest. And I know quite w-D that you are." Hho added : ' I'm sore that yon are." One day Bill had comtHiny to. dino liim nriil Vlu .-ioliiir Will- , . Jjim tAltlIJVU HUtl, UJ UUUVIUlMirtl . i ,i,of i- D -i 411 vent well till Bill got his pototocs well morniug in a thoughtful, dreamy mood, herminu dwellimr on reminiscences of the hormv bv-cono davs. and in an absent manner she tried to put her pantaloons on over her head, and she worked herself into a fit or passion ana vexaiiou iwioro she recovered herself ami sow whal the matter was. Then she sat down on tho nido r,f the bod with the legs o! thoso - navy-blue breeches dangling nronnd her - fair'neek and cried like a womon for half an hour. niftthed, whea ho soul : " Dolly, parse