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Foiii'.ti.nMiRi: or OAUR. Tin: MOKT- IT MBS. E. T, COBBKTT. Walk rlKt in the ttln'-roora, Pcaoon ; lt'a all in a xuudiMe, you see, But I hadn't no hurt to right it, solve Jest let everything be. .... Besides I'm a-gc lu to-uiorrer-l calk'late to start with the dawn And the bouse wont seetn so heuie-like il It u upset and forlorn. ' ' I sent off the children this inomin ; they both on 'em begged to stay, But I thought 'twould ie easier, mebbe, If I as alone to-day. For this was the very day, Deacon, Just twenty year That Oal?'b and me moved In; ao I couldn't forglt It, you know. ... . . . Wo were so busy and happy I we'd ben married a And Caleb would clear the table and brush up the lie said 1 was tired, and he'd help me ; but, law I h.t wa iivavi hi way Alwaya haudy and helpful, and kind, to the very Don't you rt'roember, Deacon, that winter I broke Why, Caleb skursely left me, not even to 'tend to the There night and mornln'I saw him, a-acttln' ao c'oe to my bed. And I knew him in spite of the fever that made me si miltl in tnv head. lie never did nothin' to grieve me, until he left me behind . Yea, I know, there'a no uie in talklu', but aomehow it easee my mind. And he aot such atore by yow, Deacon, I needn t tell But unleaa he nad your judgment, he never would buy a caw. Well, our cows ia pone, and the horse, too poor Caleb was fond of Jack, And I cried like a fool this mornin' when I looked I hope he'll be kindly treated ; 'twould worry poor uaieD ao If them Joneses should whip the cretur but I roia he ain't like to know. I've ben thinkin' it over lately, that when Mary sickened and died, Her father's sperrit was broken, for ehe was alius his pride. He wasn't never bo cheery; ho'd sniiie, but the amile wa'n't bright, And he dldnt care for the cattle, though once they'd ben his delight. The neighbors all said he was ailin', and they tried ' to hint it to trie "" They talked of a euurch-yard cough ; but, oh ! the b:md are tnosa who icon i see, . I never believed he was goin' till I saw him a-layln hpre dead. There, there I don't be anxious, Deacon; I haven't no tears to cued. I'te tried to keep things together I've ben slavln: early and late nt I couldn't pay the int're6t, nor git the farm work straight. Bo of course I've gone behindhand, and, if the farm should sell For enough to pay tie mortgage, I s'pose 'twill be doin' well. I've prayed ax'inst all hard feelin's, and to walk as a Christian ounht. But It's hard to nee Caleb's children turned out of the Dlaee he bought : And readin' that text in the Biblo 'bout widows and orphans, you know. I can't think the folks will prosper who are willin to see us bo. But there I I'm a-keepin' you, Deacon, and it's nigh your time for tea. 41 Won't J cuiiue over f" No, thank you ; I feel bet tor aloue. vou see. Besides, I couldn't eat nothin'; whenever I've tried it to-day There's somethin' here that chokes mo. . I'm nar vous. I s'pose, you'll say. I ve worked too hard ?' No, I haven't. Why, it's work that keeps me strong ; If I sot here thinkin', I'm sartain my heart would break before long. Not that I care about livln'. I'd ruther be laid ftway In the place I've marked beside Caleb, to rest till the jedgment-day. But Here's the children to think ol that makes my duty clear. And I'll try to foller It, Deacon, though I'm tired of this earthly speer. Ojcd-by, then. 1 sha'n't forgit you, nor all the kindness you ve showed ; 'Twill help to cheer me to-morrcr, as I go on my lonely road. For What are you sayln'. Deacon ? I needn't needn't go ? You're bought the mortgage, and I can stay Stop ! s.iy it over slow Jest wait now jest wait a minute I'll take it bime-by in That I can stay. Why, Deacon, I don't know what makes me cry I I haven't no words to thank you. Ef Caleb wan ouly here. llc'd sech a head for speakln', he'd make my feelin'i clear. There's a plcter In our old Bible of an acgel from the skies, And though he hasn't no great-coat, and no specta cles on his eyes. lie looks jest like you, Deacon, with your smile so good and trew. And whenever 1 see that picter, 'twill make me think of you. The children will te so happy I Why, Debby will most go wua ; She fretted so much at leavin' her garding behind poor child ! And, law ! I'm as glad as Debby, ef only for jest one thing yow I can tend the posies I planted there laBt spring On Caleb's grave. He loved the flowers, and It soems as ei ne 11 Know They're a-bloomin' all around him while he sleepin' there bflow. Harper's Magazine for September. BIlOUUllT TO TERMS. "You are surely not in earnest, father?" " I assure you I am. I will not give my content to your marriage with that girl," said Mr. Cameron, angrily but firmly. You are unjust to her; you admit that you know nothing of her" Except that she ia the daughter of a farmer, a poor illiterate farmer who has half a dozen other children." "Mr. Littlefield is poor, I grant, but neither he nor his children are illiterate; Sophie has as good an education as any girl I know." "Bah I" exclaimed the old man con temptuously. Of course sho is perfec tion I Why couldn't you have had sense enouch to fancy Lottie Felton or that pretty little Hilliard girl ? I'd welcome cither of them willingly enough, but this girl I will not receive." "Simply because she is a farmer's daughter ?" " Simply because I choose not to !" answered Basil Cameron, all tho obsti nacy inherited from his Scotch grand father rising up against his son's cool in flexibility. "I say you shall not marry her and you shall not." "And I say I will," replied Maurice, angry in return. "I defy any one to hinder me without showing better cause than her poverty." "You seem to forget, young man, that Jjovl have not a penny of your own 1 Pray iow do you propose to support a wife that I disapprove of ?" "By my own exertions, sir, as thou sands cf better men than I am are do ing; I am neither an invalid nor an im becile." "Ha, ha, ha 1" roared the father. "You work! That is rich I Go and tell your sweetheart that your father will not give you another dollar during his life or after it, and see how quick Bhe'll repent of saying 'yes to you." "On tho contrary, sir, her father's only objection to me is that I am an idle young man." "Don't talk about the matter, Mau rice. Come, give me your word to break off this engagement, and " " Never, sir 1" "Then the sooner you get out of my sight the better. I wash my hands of you, you thankless boy 1 Oo to work, and come to mo in a year begging bread for your wife. I'd see you starve before I'd give it to you then." Miurico Cameron was the only son of Basil Cameron, one of the richest and most influential men in the busy town of Nelson. lie had received a liberal education, 'and his fatherwho accumu lated wealth only for rum, looked to see him take his plaee (arnxmgtha leading men of tho State. Cautious, persever ing, obstinate, he had marked out a cer tain course' tot his handsome, talented bov. and determined that he must carry it out, forgetting that the son usually inherits most if not all of nis stronger parent's characteristics. Mr. Cameron, too, was proud; proud of his good Scotch descent, of ms auimies ana posi tion in society; and the idea of Mau rice taking as a wife this daughter of a small, unknown farmer was bitterness indeed. It is true ho knew nothing whatever of the girl, but that made no difference; he had made up his mind that Maunoe must marry into, e lther the Felton. Hilliard, or Stuy vesant fam ilies; therefore this unheard-of Sophie Aiibcnnuiu wtuj su iukjuuuv. 1 11111 Mrs. Cameron worsmpeu uotu bus band and son. consequently this dis tgreement ripening, as it did, into an on en ruDture between tne two cost ner many a tear, but against two such stub born natures she was powerless. The Litchfields were, as Mr. Cameron had said, poor, but they wero honest, cultivated, sensible people. Sophie was the second daughter, and was as pretty, well-read, graceful a girl as any Cameron ever wooed, and would do honor to any position in life. Mr. Litchfield talked seriously with Maurice when he heard of the nuarrel between him and his father, and. finding that he was deter mined to pursue his own course, told him that a little adversity, a little genu ine work, would probably make a man of him, and that he would give him Sophie more willingly now than ever. So Basil Cameron was a false prophet Maurice left home, bag and baggage the day of the conversation above re corded. His father felt very much curi osity to know what he would do, but would not condescend to mane any in ouines or show any interest. A fortnight passed away. Mr. and Mrs. Cameron were dining with the Feltons (a very quiet family dinner) one day, when there was a very fine leg of mutton on the table. "Yes, thank you, Felton, I will take another slice," said Mr. Cameron "that is the best mutton I've tasted this long time, far better than Brooks gives us you trade with Brooks don't you!" ' ' " "Y-es. usually," answered Felton hesitatingly, while Lottie and her mother exchanged amused glances, and l'J-year old Susie frigtrled outright. " I shall go to Brooks to-morrow and tell him to send me just such a leg as this." continued Mr. Cameron. We we didn't get this of Brooks.' "No? Who then?" "Of a young man who has reopened liVans old place, said Mr. reiton smilingly. "Then I'll patronize him." " You could do no better; he is a very worthy young man, said Mrs. Felton her husband was too busy carving to reply. " What is his name? Is he a towns man?" " I I didn't ask him. Is it true that Latimere has failed ?" said Mr. Felton "These good friends evidently don't want me to deal with their butcher, but I will, soliloquized Basil Cameron. On his way down town the next morn ing he took pains to pass the new butch er shop ; glancing over the doorway (fancy his horror 1) he saw a spick-ami span new sign with "Maurice Basil Cameron, Jr., Butcher, Poulterer and Fishmonger," plainly painted thereon, Young Cameron had indeed gone to work; this was the first, indeed the only, opening that presented itself, for Nelson was a steady-going town where business rarely failed or started up very vigor ously, and chances to establish one self did not occur twice in a lifetime. Maurice was standing near the door when his father approached : with his immaculate apron and snowy shirt sleeves, glossy collar and narrow black necktie, he was a handsome picture in spite of his very unromantio surround ings. " Good morning, father," said he cheer fully. " You see I have gone to work took that money I've been saving for trip to Europe, and opened this little place. I've eot Evans' son with me. an 1 he knows all about meats and things ; I'll learn alter a wnile. You 11 give me your " " Great Heavens ! It is is it you ?" "Yes, sir, I, Maurice Basil Cameron Jr." I think that "mnior" was the bitter est drop in the whole cup for the old man; I really believe that, for a mo ment, he repented naming his son after himself. Too angry, too much aston ished to know what to say, he turned on his heel and walked away, but he could not escape the memory of that awful signboard; three times that week deli cate straw-colored handbills were thrust under his eyes by boys who wero dis tributing them through the town, and all bore tho same legend; every time he picked up a newspaper ho saw Slaurico's advertisement; all of his acquaintances were laughing over Maurice's freak, as they called it, and not a few men ap plauded the young man and blamed his lather. It was genuine agony. Then, too, ho loved the boy and missed his bright face from the house that was so quiet without him; he knew his wife mourned deeply over the sep aration, and strongly suspected that she visited the obnoxious shop every day; he did not want to hurt her feelings, so he never asked her where she bought their meat and poultry; and as the new butcher was doing a thriving trade there was no hope of his suing for mercy or for help. Three months passed and a day came that for twenty-eight years Mr. and Mrs. Cameron had held a home festival their wedding anniversary. The night before it dawned Basil Cameron knew that his wife had cried nearly all night, now could she keep a festival without her boy? " Oh, dear 1" he groaned as he left the house after breakfast. "I must do it. The boy is as stubborn as I am; and I can't see his mother fret. He shall have his country girl confound her just as he had the hammer and the looking glass when he was a baby." Richard, the coachman, also fancied himself crazed when his master told him to drive out on the Barton road to Farmer Litchfield's instead of down to the bank as usual early in tho morning. ' Does Miss Sophie Litchfield live here ?" he asked of a pretty girl who was just coming out the front door of the house pointed out to him as Litch field's. " Yes, sir; please walk in; she's here in the parlor." Instead of a slipsnod ulowsy girl, Mr. Cameron found Sophie to be a very at tractive young lady; quite as well-man nered and pieaaam as ijouie r eiton. His visit was far longer than he Intend ed, for he ended by going all over the farm with the father while the daughter was making a few changes in her dress reparatory to spending the day witii er future mother-in-law. Mrs. Cam eron had smiles instead of tears that day, for she not only had her boy at home again, Dut discovered mat eopme was just exactly the sort of a girl she had always pictured as jMaunce s wile. "I could not have chosen better my self." was her verdict. Maurice stuck to his determination to go into business instead cf playing the fine gentleman all his life, but readily agreed to his father's proposition to buy him an interest in the only wholesale dry-goods house in the town, saying that he certainly preferred that to his former occupation, " but then I was poor, and beggars must not be chooscrs,youknow." Practical Farmer, . First Impressions of the Eclipse Obser rations It is of course too early to expect any strictly scientific or conclusive estimate of the bearing of tho eclipse observa tions on current solar theories, there hav ing been no opportunity for a critical study and comparison of the photographs and other records obtained, let tho lm prossions made upon the observing as tronomers by the more striking phenome na are not without interest. Touching the effect of tho varying constitution of the corona, Dr. Draper said to the Herald correspondent: "It is rather singular while the sun has been in such a quiescent condition for more than two years that we have not seen more changes in the climate of tho earth. This would seem to show that tho abnormal condition of the sun at tho maximum period of sun spots which occurs every eleven years, counts for but little against the total amount of heat that is sent out from the sun at all times. The present observations go to show that tho activity or quiescence of tho sun makes no perceptible difference in tho earth s condition. I do not re gard this most marked change in the corona as portending aDy change in tho condition of either climate or crops. Mr. Norman Lockyer interprets the evidence very dinerently. He savs " The present f clipse has accomplished if nothing else, the excellent result of intensifying our knowledge concerning the running down of the aolar energy, With the reduction of the number spots or prominences for the last fomf years, the terrestrial magnetism has been less energetic than it has been for the preceding forty years. This would evidently account for it, as well as for the great famines in India and China which took place forty-four years ago. The sun is the great primo mover of earth. Every cloud, every tide, every air current depends upon it. When in a state of activity the sun throws out an atmosphere which serves as a shield to the earth, protecting it from abnor mal influences of the sun. The absence of the green lines shows a great reduo tion in the temperature of the sun, and such a marked change in the sun should produce a corresponding change on the earth. A continuation of this changing of the sun u condition muet mevitablv be followed by serious results and radi cal climatic variations." President Morton says that tho marked changes in the sun's condition would seem to call for corresponding marked changes in the condition of the earth, and it is a surprise that no such changes have occurred. Ho is of opinion, however, that the evidenco tends to sustain the theory that the sun's heat has been maintained by the impact of meteoric matter, which is known to vary very largely in consti tution, and it is possiblo that the sun's fires may bo fed at times with purely mineral matter, and again for consider able periods with meteorites highly charged with hydrogen, giving the sun a far-reaching atmosphere of ignited gas. "If such changes go on indefi nitely it may not bo irrational to inquire whethor they may not in futnre produce such extraordinary climatic conditions in the earth as geology teaches us have existed in the ages of the past, or, in other words, the polar regions become tropical, as the fossil remains of animals and plants found there indicate they have been. Scientific American. Two Hundred and Mxtf -five Thousand Kinds of Insects. There is now on tbo way to New York what is probably the most wonderful en tomological collection in the world, and, strange to say, it has been made by an old actor, Mr. Henry Edwards, of Cali fornia. He commenced tho task when he was only 10 years of age. Since that time, by purchase, personal efforts in various parts of the world, and a system of exchange with something like 137 correspondents, he has secured not less than 78,000 species, comprising 205,000 specimens. To pack these for trans portation around the Horn occupied three weeks of haid work of several persons. They fill 1,03G boxes, requir ing aipaee of 750 cubic feet, r eighteen tons of ship measurement. The im mensity of the collection may bo in ferred from tho statement of this fact. Mr. Edwards is a member of Borne six teen learned societies in various parts of the world; and has to maintain an im mense correspondence with tho great scientists of the world, including Dar win, Lubbock, Wallace, and other prom inent naturalists in this country, nad Prof. Agassiz lived the collection would undoubtedly have passed into the hands of Cambridge University. Its future disposition is in abeyance, but before it passes from view it may possibly be ex hibited in public for the benefit of sci entific admirers, in some accessible hall in New York, whioh is yet to be chosen. Those who have seen the collection de scribe it as wonderful. New York Herald. TrrEnE were 110 failures in Kentucky during the year ending Juuo 30. The I total liabilities were $1,033,017, and the assets were $135,251. TKEAKNDOUS FIUUUEH. The Immense Products of th HonanM Mines. From the Virginia City Enterprise. On Tuesday last there was a shipment of bullion from the bonanza mines which completed the aggregate of $100,000,000 shipped from thoso mines. The exact figures were from the California, $10, 1317,522,20, and from the Consolidated Virginia, $59,293,f32.28, a total of $100,011,085.05. From this sum the California has paid twenty-six dividends, aggregating $28,080,000, and the Con solidated Virginia has paid forty-six dividends, aggregating $11,010,000, making a total of $09,140,000. There nave been since the last dividend was declared shipments amounting to $670,- boo.v.1, wnicn will swell the dividends $140,000, leaving the full amount of dividends $69,580,000, or within a frao tion of 70 per centum of the whole gross products of tho mines. These are tremendous ficrures. and are altogether unprecedented in mininsr. Turn them about or analyze them in any way and tne result is magnificent. The yield is equal to one-sixteenth of the in terost-bearing portion of the national debt; it is equal to the value of all the property of all kinds in an average city of 125,000 inhabitants ; it is more than the value of. all the real and personal property or this State, and the compan son might be extended indefinitely. This amount has been taken from a little spot of ground less than 800 feet in length and from 60 to 300 feet in width. And the marvelous deposit is still yielding princely sums. As one looks upon tho figures he finds himself wondering why there are any poor in this world, and why, so long as gold and silver will pur chase any luxury and all reasonable ser vices, there are so many in pecuniary distress. . The thought is cured, however, by re fleeting that in all the mining of the world no other such success was ever won before. For five years, from 18G7 to 1872, a company worked the ground .all the time, expending $161,410.41 upon the property without realizing one cent A 1 A "1 i A ! in reiurn. ai last u was lorcea w give way, and on the 11th of January, 1872, the property fell to the present manage ment. These men expended $277,150.12 on the property before rcah'zing $1 from it. It was a stubborn fight against the heat and the barren porphyry a steady pouring out of gold on a hope, which continued altogether eight years, and which would have been abandoned in any other country but this, and by any other class of men in the world except Nevida miners. Call it judgment sagacity, faith, plucTc, or what you will it is a faculty, or rather a combination of faculties, which exists nowhere else on earth. The old stock (only 108,000 shares for each mine) was worth but $2 per share and some who accepted it for services rendered bewailed their hard fortune Since then it has made them richer than they ever dreamed of being, and their word is held in great estimation because of their shrewdness in purchasing bo nanza stocks when they were low. At last, in a drift which' was run from the Gould and Curry shaft through the Best and Belcher mine intc the Consolidated Virginia, the crest of the bonanza was cut, explorations followed, and tho more work that was done the more ore was exposed, until at length, in tho autumn of 1874, it was fully revealed that an ore deposit had been discovered that ex ceeded in extent and richness anything ever found before in a mine. On Oct. 18, 1873, the first shipment of bullion from the Consolidated Virginia was made. That was three months less than five years ago, and now tho product, as we have shown, lias exceeded $100,000, 000. almost seven-tenths of which have been in profits. Of the whole amount about 45 per centum has been gold and 55 per centum silver. Pierced by a Needle. Death conies at laxt, and with a little pin, bores through his caotle-wall and farewell, King What Shakspeare said of the vanity of Kings lives describes equally well the frailty of human life everywhere. The following singular story comes from Toronto. Canada: A young man named Henry Hubbard aged 38 years, fell dead while walking the streets. Of courso, the usual in quiry was instituted and examination made. It was at first supposed he was the victim of heart disease, but the most vigorous search failed to detect any signs of disease in that organ. Tho doctors were puzzled; the man was healthy, and in tho full posses sion of his powers; what could have caused his sudden departure from this world? It was at last traced: in one section of the heart, while under the microscope. was discovered tho minute point of needle. Death had been brought about by this broken point of a needle. But how did the needle get to the heart ? The doctors renewed their researches, and were at last able to follow the course of tho needle's point, which had first entered the man's foot, and from there had slowly worked its way throngh the body to the heart, when death resulted. This is one of the most remarkable cases on record, and shows from what slight accidents death may result All the time the deceased man had no knowl edge of his impending doom; slowly and surely the fatal piece of steel pursued its serpentine route until it came in con tact with the vital organ. A Nomadic Town. Garland, Col., is a town on wheels; whenever tho Denver and Bio Grande railroad finishes a section of road the town moves to the end of the line. The people of Garland are determined to live at the end of the narrow-gauge, no mat ter where it takes them. As tho line will bo extended to Alamosa next week, the festive Garlanders are now preparing to pack up and move it. The houses are being taken down in sections, and in a week or ten days the present site of Garland will bo deserted both by friend and foe. Garland was built in a week, and at one time had abont 1,000 inhab itants. It is a healthy place; it was located about one year ago, and there have been but seven deaths. There are few that die, but when they do die they die suddenly. The cemetery on the hill contains seven graves, and we climbed the steep declivity in the early morning to inspect it. One is the grave of a wee babe, whoso little lamp of life went out after an existence ol two months. The second is that of an aged man "The Judgef".as he was familiarly called who died a natural death. The remain der met violent deaths; one was hanged by tho Vigilance Committee, and four were shot dead in tho saloons. Cor, San Francisco Chronicle, k Battle In South Carolina. About 2,000 men assembled in the village of Edgoville, S. C, yesterday, the occasion being the opening of the Democratic campaign by Gov. Hampton, Judge Mackey, Gen. Garry, and other leaders. Several companies of State troops were present for review. Tho speaking took place in a grove half a mile from the village. Among the au dience were James Booth. Thomas Booth, Benjamin Booth and S. Booth, and Brooker Toner and Mark Toney. A bitter family feud has long existed be tween the Booths and Toneys. Several years ago several men named Booth went to the house of Abram Jones for the purpose of attacking him. They were accompanied by Luther Toney. Jones was prepared, and tke assault was aban doned, but young Toney was killed by - . XI T it ?1 IA 5 one oi iuo .uooms, accidentally, u is claimed by the latter. Toney's relations regarded it as intentional. On yester day Brooker Toney, a brother of Luther, remonstrated with a man who was abus ing a Democratic negro. James Booth walked up, took the part of the man and drew a pistol. Toney drew his also, but the parties were separated. About 2 o'clock Toney left the ground where tho speaking was going on and rode to the village. He was followed by the Booths, and a meeting took place in the public square. A terrible fight ensued, partici pated in by friends of both parties. Toney killed James and Thomas Booth, and was himself shot in the back and killed. Ben j. Booth was mortally, Mark Toney and W. L. Coleman senousiy, and S. Booth, o. li. llyan, J. W. Lott, Dr. Sanders and Clarence Seiglor slightly wounded. The serionsly wounded were spectators, not in the fight. About thirty shots were fired. Gov. Hampton ordered the : company of State troops, under Adit. Gen. Moise, to quell the disturbance. Moise ordered the crowd to disperso, but they refused, and then instructed the company to procure am munition, and 4firo upon the crowd if it did not leave, whereupon they dispersed. Brooker Toney killed a colored Deputy United States Marshal about three weeks ago. Charleston S. C.) News. 1 Criminal Matlstlcs. F. B. Sanborn has been collecting facts regarding crime and criminals in the United States. The number of con victs is now twice as great as in 1871, the relative figures being 31,000 and 10,000. Tho greatest increase is in Georgia, Tennessee and sever.il Western States. The number of persons in prison as convicts, or awaiting trial, is 00,000, of whom less than one-sixth are women. About 10,000 of the whole number are in New York and 4,200 in Massachusetts, where the proportion of prisoners to population is greater than in any other part of the country. In the South the higher prisons are gener ally made self-supporting by the labor of tho convicts, who are leased to con tractors, who may employ them any where in the State. In Arkansas the contractor pays nothing, but meets all expenses. In Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi stated sains in money, be side expenses, are paid by the contract ors. Mr. Sanborn figures as follows : "The general result of the labor of con victs in the State prisons of thirty-seven States (for Delaware has no central prison) falls $1,250,000 short of the earnings requisite to support the 29,000 convicts in those prisons last year. That sum, divided among an average of 29,000 State prisoners, gives an average cost of something more than $13 a year for each convict. It we add in the sum paid for the support of short-sentenced prisoners in jails, the total cost of the 60,000 persons in prison throughout the year 1877 would probably exceed $5, 000,000, or something more than $80 a year for each prisoner." American Exports to (jermany. Some interesting facts and suggestions respecting American exportation to Germany are communicated to the De partment of State at Washington, in a report by tho United States Consul at Mannheim. Large quantities of Amer ican meat are imported into Germany by ono firm at Mannheim 10,000 hams in a singlo order, and an enormous amount of beef and sausages, cent in thirty days from St. Louis, equal to German sau sage. The fear of trichina is the only obstacle to large purchases of American pork. A single ham infected condemns the whole cargo. Rigid and trustwor thy inspection is recommended before shipment. Fresh beef twenty-one days from St. Louis finds a ready market in Baden. American stoves begin to be seen in Germany, and glass from Pitts burgh meets with approval owing to its strength and clearness. American cot ton cloths are bought carefully by the German housewife. Sole-leather from the United States is preferred to the En glish article. American preserved veg etables, fruits, oysters, lobsters, etc., are sold in largo quantities in Germany. Sewing and knitting machines are every where accepted with a change of name. There cannot be a doubt that tho United States are year by year taking away from us somo of our best customers.- Pall Mall (London) Gazette. An Important Decision. A very important decision has jnst been rendered by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin. In the case of Benedict against Westover, for libel, on appeal from the Waukesha Circuit, the Su preme Court held that communications from the agent of a commercial agency are not privileged, and that an action will lie for a slander in such a communi cation if damage is proved, and if the defendant does not prove the truth of the libel, and that it was published from justifiable motives. Commercial agen cies may inflict much damage on busi ness men by reports touching their char acter and standing which have no solid foundation in fact. The Wisconsin de cision will go far to correct tho evil by rendering commercial agencies more cautious in their statements The Bible is now sold all over the Turkish empire. At Constantinople the scriptures are publicly exposed for sale in more than twenty languages. II OMR. S I iuv guns I oannot always f9, yon know " liest lis so- Home across the distant ridges of the years, Wltn in y tears ! And the old house, standing atl'l on the old ground, There I found. In the parlor, In my fancy, I could trace jamer since; . And my mother, with her old accustomed air, Hltt'ng there: While beside them brothers, sisters, t-ue and goad, Silent stood. Throngb the stillutss swam the song of summer bird. And there stirred On the wall the leaf-flecked sunshine, and Its glow raded slow Uut from ail the loving lips I watched around Not a sound. Then I went up stairs, alow entering 'mid their glooms All the rooms : And I trod, with softened step, along the floors ; Opened doors: But I never beard a votie or met a soul In the whole. Of the breaths that stirred the draperies to and fro Long ago; Of the eyea that through the casement used to peep Out of sleep; Of the feet that in these chauiters used to run Now are none. Of the sunshine pouring downward from the sky, Bine and high; Of the leafage and the ancient garden plot, Brewn and hot; Of the streamlet, and the shiogle, and the tide These abide. But beyond its a zuie vaulting overhead Are my dead: Though their graves were dug apart in many lauds, Joining bauds. They have gathered and are waiting till I come. That is home 1 Prenlyteruxn. WIT AJfl) HUMOR. The whole thing in a nutshell The worm. - The flower for -young fathers The Ax old saw new set A miss is as good as a smile. A thorn in the bush is worth a dozen in the hand. Wild waves, what do they say? At the sea-sido, $1 a day. The defaulting cashier's motto Non el y is the best policy. "A milk punch" nitting the cow to make her stand around. The most notorious girl of the period i3 known as Em. Bezzle. . t , . .. A.UA6KED ball is defined " a merciful institution for plain women." Who ever yet saw a horse fly? Or the day when it broke 7 Or knows the colors of dav'a-cye ? , Or what a wagon spoke ? The man who refuses' to go beneath the water in submarine armor has diver's reasons for it. " Let mo kick him for his 'motor," is what the disappointed stockholders now say about Keely. "Heke's your writ of attachment," said a Town Clerk, as he handed a lover a marriage license. TnE whale-oil business is now a great industry, but Jonah is the first man that ever went into it. . . . "WnATaro you giving us?" as the charity collector said when he inter viewed a wealthy citizen. " Patrick, this comb wants two new teeth put in; take it to be mended." Patrick carried it to the family dentist. Thi musical, merry mosquito, Most certainly is very net, oh! For he gives you sharp pain, While he siDgs a sweet strain, Unheeding the cry, " You must quit, oh !" The only difference between an ele phant with a broken ivory and a town in Alabama is, one has a loose tusk, sir, and the other a Tuscaloosa. The flying-machine cannot success fully wrestle with currents; and the same may be said of the small boy, if the currants happen to be green. " Heat is a mode of motion," heads a newspaper article. Philosophically it may be so; but practically it is provoca tive of the profoundest indolence. Upok the green sward with my most adored I sat. au1 we whinpered our love, While the dear little bird repeated our words In the great drooping willow above. A modest surprise beamed out of hr eyea As I pressed her dear form to my breast When dropped from the wilier a big caterpillar Down her neck ! Just imagine the rest ! Two lawyers, whilo bathing at Santa Cruz the other day, wero chased out of the water by a shark. This is the most flagrant case of want of professional courtesy on record. San Francisco Post. An orator who was much in demand in political campaigns, being asked by an admirer the secret of his success, re plied: "When I have lacts, I give 'em facts; but when I haven't, I yell and saw the air." " I sigh for one glance at your rye," warbled an impecunious fellow, as he wandered into a leading saloon a few days ago. no got but a " glance," his range of vision being suddenly trans ferred to tho outer air. A little 5-year-old boy, who had seen a peacock for the first time, ran into the house exclaiming to his 6ister, "On, Lizzie ! I've seen a great, great big, monstiferous tail walking around with a hen tied to it." "Did you ever dabble in stocks?" asked a lawyer of a witness who was known to have fled from his native land to this asylum of tho free. " Well, yes, I got my foot in them once in the old country," was the reply. . A Wisconsin dentist recently received the following from a patient writing for advice: "My mouth is thre? inches across, five-eighths through the jaw. Sum hnmoky on the edge. Shaped like a hoss-shoe, toe forrard. If you want me to be moro particular I shall have to cum thar." " Did I ever see a flying machine ?' remarked a man with a cabbage leaf in his hat, at the horse market the other day. " Well, I should sorter conclade I had. You'd just orter seen them fast trotters of Hen Keller's run away with the reaper on the down-hill side of the i field. Fly I Well, I should reckon I" Cincinnati Breakfast Table. Many, many years ago a gentleman callod on Mr. Hoby, then the most fash ionable, most extravagant, most flour ishing of bootmakers. "I bought a pair of straps here last week," said he, "and think they turned out shamefully; I will never buy another pair of straps in this shop ! " "Put up the shutters, John," said Mr. Hoby, turning to one of his men, "its no good our going on witn the business; this gentleman will never buy another pair of sixpenny straps here." London World, J'; ff'sUiiiWoi.