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Ohitit ariea obaraod as advertisemeiiU- fmr six !, la ad CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, MAY 1, 1S75. NUMBER 43. TO A TM T UL.D WWII, Aad tkoa vert one maiden fair. 4 btaehing vtatln, warns eal yonns;, WltaatTrtlee wreathed la eoldeo. hair And skats? brow that knew no ear Cpoa a brtdettroon ana yoa bore The eoldea locks are attrered new, Tb MnaoliUT cheek la pal and wan : Tb. Striae mmy bloom, the Aatama flow. Ha oae in oainwey-oorner thon ratfet ahlTarin cn. A id thoa atak'M to raat f To aba. Bsrbapa, aa easel bleat, tb bright anaemia of thy Lord. la C wverv Is Ufa's nata in all t Hard la ths strife, sad light the fall. Bat woaeiuua tb reward. MIRK DILI-OS'S BOLD CAMS. Tm (retting into terribly bad habits, Dora. Breakfast at half past Bine ! Just fancy my indulging in such hours three yean ago, darling, before the world made up its mind that I painted respect able pictures, and chose to pay me ac cordingly." And young Melville Anstin rose from the daintily-sr read breakfast table at which he and his wife were sitting. "I hope yon are going to remain at home this morning," Dora said, in a soft, coaxing tone, that well beeo-ue her petite figure and blonde-haired, girlish beauty. ' " De you know, Anstin, that yon hare not painted aa atom of etnvas this week t There your new picture of An- ihorjw aaui CHmdntMm n Tea, ray lore," the yonng artist in terrupted, "I plead guilty to hare shamefully neglected Anthony and Cleo patra; but this morning's engagement will not ououpy much time, and I shall be hone in an hour, I trust, ready to be gin work. In the meanwhile, Dora, if that model of whom I was speaking shonld make her appearance, just ask her to wait in the studio." "I am anxious to see this divinity, Melville. Is she so very beautiful 7" "After a sextain type, yea." the hus band answered, carelessly. Then, while his handsome face lit up with a sudden brightBess, he added, in lower ones, "Ion know there is but one woman in the world, Dora, whose beauty can thoroughly satisfy me." For some time after her husband's de parture that morning, Dora Austin re mained buried in what, judging from the happy smile that played about her month, and danced in the blue depths f her tender eyes, must have been thoroughly agreeable thoughts. "Was ever woman so blessed V she nored presently, as if asking the lion of her own heart. "Three I toHarorrow sjsee we were married. and still the same devoted love from dear Melville. How foolish I was ever to dream that this worldly sueoses would eool the ardor of that love 1 Nothing oan ever change him noth ing!" "The young woman has called nu'am, and is now waiting outside. Shall 1 show her into Mr. Austin's studio?" Dora's meditation had been abruptly broken by the voioe of the stately but ler who stood at her elbow. "Oh! you mean Mr. Austin's model ?" sh said a little eonfusedly. zes, James, I believe your master wishes her to wait in the studio till his return. Bv the way, James, you may manage to let peas through this room. I wish to The man bowed, and denarted bo exe cute Mr. Austin's order, retuning pres ently, followed by a poorly-clad woman, of whose face Dora merely caught a momentary glimpea as she hurried to ward the adjoining studio. "How beautiful f the young wife murmured ; " and what a faoe for Cleo patra I She seemed anxious to escape my notioa, poor woman 1 I wonder if aha is ashamed of her .vocation ? You told her. James, did you not" ad dressing the butler, who returned at this moment " that Mr. Austin would return very shortly V TaanT. na.uTt , 1 imW-Dt;b?en,P?mth.ebrek- I fast room five minutes before he again snaoenia appeavranoe there. A rather shabby man desired to see Mrs. Austin. Should he admit him ? But the ceremonious butler had scarcely finished speaking when a gruff voice sounded from the entrance of the room. A rough-looking, heavily-bearded man waa standing on the threshold, directly opposite to Dora, who was seated near one of the windows. "You may go, my good fellow," the mau said. I've particular business with Mrs. Austin." " Yea James yon may go. " The words were gasped forth " some how from Dora's white bps. If the servant observed the agitation which had suddenly overpowered his mistress, be was too well trained to manifest the least surprise, and quietly withdrew from the room, closing the door after " Oh heaven I is it you, Mark Dillon ? I thought you dead I " She had risen while anaaVina- fit a above words, but the hoarse whisper in which she uttered them died to silence before she had finished, and Dora Austin fell heavily forward in dead swoon at the atran gar's feet. The sound of her fall waa quickly followed by that of au opening door at the further end of the room, as Mr. Austin's model, wearing a startled look on her beautiful face, hurried in from the adjoining studio. But the Strang er"s back waa turned to ber as be bent over the prostrste figure of Dors. Nor was he aware of the woman's in the a Dart merit until aha 1 him lisrhtlv on aha ahnn1l and in a rather timid voioe, said. "Is the lady ill, sir? I was in the next room, and heard . Heavens, Mark I yon heref" "Ellen r The man had suddenly turned his face toward the speaker, whils still stooping over Mrs. Austin's senseless body. " Oh, I recollect," be continued, sternly ; " you told me that you went out aa a model, and this woman s husband is an artist. That aesounts, perhaps, for you being here, ana you may tnank your stars for hav- mg so good an excuse, you had followed me If i thought The angry flash of his dark eyes flu- mamu nm sentence more powerful 1 " worus coma nave done. Trembling in every limb, the woman fUBwered, pleadingly: "I had ro thought of following yon, Mark. I neverjmagined that you knew this lady. "Leave this house in- tartly, Client Don heaitata a mosaent. but or, .t The woman shnrMarWI -l toward the door leading into the Studio. "I may explain this matter to you some other time,." the man continued, " but remember, I warn you against remaining in this bouse a moment longer than you can help." When the studio door had closed be hind the woman's retreating steps, Mark Dillon onee more bent over the white face of Dora Austin. A fain shiver convulsed her frame at this moment, and while his gase waa eagerly fastened upon ber countenance, the silken lashes slowly lifted themselves from her eyes. ' Then it was no dream," she mnr mnred, hoarsely, rising from her fallen posture, assisted by the man she ad dressed. " You have come," she pres ently continued, " to reveal all to Mel ville Austin." Hhe sank back into an arm-chair now, with a weary, gasping sigh. "J haven't come to dr anything of the sort. Dora Dillon." the man said, with a kind of sullen emphasis in his gruff tones. " I don't wish to claim you as my wife. You believed me dead, three years ago, and married Melville Anstin; there's nothing particularly culpable about roar conduct as far as I can discover. I shall be the last one. depend upon it, my dear Mrs. Anstin, to it-veal anything disagreeable concern ing your antecedents. " And why will yon reveal nothing Let there be no disguise between as. Mark Dillon. I know yonr brutal na ture thoroughly. You came here this morning to sell your silence. Is it not so?" " You are perfectly right, Mrs. Aus tin or Airs. union, which is to be, Dy me way r His tones were defiantly supercilious nis seen, cruet eyes were nxed upon the agonised woman with something of a serpent a pitiless gaze when the prey is vimin easy distance, ana possession hss become a certainty. But Mark Dillon started back with amazement, as Dora answered him. calmly, scornfully and decisively, in tne loaiowing words : - " I shall not deceive the man to whom I owe all the happiness I have ever en joyed in this world the man whom I love, honor and reverence, as only a nature like Melville Anstin's is worthy of being regarded. When I married him, Mark Dillon, I acted upon my firm conviction of your death. Now, I know myself to have been in error, and I single course remains to me. The in I single course remains to me. I 4-t.. VTlll - A stant that Melville Anstin returns home, I shall inform him of the truth. "Are you mad, Dora Dillon? he exclaimed, every traoe of his supercil ions manner gone, and nothing bnt a sort of furious surprise remaining. "Are von n.ad. thus to throw awav the position you have won ? to make of yourself, a beggarly outcast 7 to "Enough of this, Mark Dillon,' she interrupted haughtily. "Your game was a bold one, out it bas proved failure. Ah, my husband I" Melville Austin bad suddenly entered tne apartment, uianeung at tne asben pale countenance of Dora, a look of amazement overspread his own. Then. turning toward the stranger, who stood beside the chair in which she was seated, Mr. Austin said, "It strikes me that I heard yonr voice, raised in rather disrespectfully loud tone, as stood in the hall a moment ago. Were you addressing this lady, sir ? Dora, who is this person?" A Blight tremor shook Dora Austin's frame, and her ghastly lips quivered for an instant. But only for an instant. She had risen now, and was addressing Melviiie. wno listened auentiy until she had ceased BDeakinff. stnnefied. doubtless, by the dreadful import of what she uttered. " That man, Melville, is my husband. Five years ago, before you and I ever met, poverty had reduoed my mother and myself to tne last stages oi want. On my mother's death, and while I was still almost a child in years, Mark Dil lon asked me to become his wife. We were married, and I soon discovered that my wretched, friendless position had been exchanged for one of still greater misery. I had become united to a man from whose vile, wicked life my whole nature turned in loathing. One evening, in a lit of drunken fury, he struck me. That night I fled from . i : 41 .1 . tni lowed t .ncoeeded in supporting my- DQU alarms. s.ssarass "'J Va MJ7 piVIXICUD VI iUJ needlework. Two months before chanoe had made me acquainted with you, Melville,Ihad learned accidentally of my husband's death in France. You know what followed. To-day I learn, for the first time since our marriage, that Mark Dillon lives." " Oh, God, oan this be true ?" The words seemed wrung from the very depth of Melville Austin's agon ised soul. Staring first at his wife, and then at the moody, crestfallen man be side her, bis faoe expressed the keenest intensity of mental suffering. And now the icy oalmnees with which Dora had spoken melted to a passion of seba. Stealing toward her husband's Bide, she murmureaL brokenly : " xsefore we part, Melville, say that you forgive me for being the cause of so much future wretchedneea for having brought to your noble heart a sorrow it has so little deserved." "Part Dora? We rassst not we shall not part!' He had drawn her to his breast, with a wild, impulsive movement. At the same instant the door of the studio was suddenly unclosed, and a woman's voioe cried out in dear, ringing tones, "Mark Dillon lies, Mrs. Austin, when he dares to call hirrnmlf your husband I I wronged, deserted, outraged as I have been, am none the less his lawfully wedded wife, married to him seven years ago in Manchester. Let him deny it if he dares. You need not scowl and glare at me," the woman went on, hotly; "what I speak is the truth, and I do not fear to utter it." A low cry of rage escaped Dillon's lips, as he sprang toward the woman who had spoken. But with a blow of iron Melville Austin's hand hurled him backward. For a moment the villain stared at his wife's protector with a tigerish fierceness in his dark, danger ous eyes, and then, like the coward he rlr waa, slunk from the apartment. And from the house, too, never en tering it again. An hour afterward his wife, Ellen Dillon, - followed him, against the earnest entreaty ef Mel ville and Dora. "He will beat me when I return to him. perhaps," she said, with a mournful smile en her exquisite face, " bnt I must go, nevertheless. It seems like a curse, sometimes, that in spite of his brutality and wickedness, I cannot hate Mark. But whenever I think of our child at home, I believe that this weakness is all for the best. I can guard him against imitating his father ; and who knows what a son's influence may do in future years?" Her aad words left Dora Melville grave and thoughtful for a long time after her departure. " That woman loves him, Melville," the wife murmured, at length, in slow, musing tones "loves him in spite of his villainous treatment. What a mar velous mystery love is I " - "Marvelous, indeed, Dora! " " Did you really mean, Melville, that nothing should part us not even the knowledge of being another's wife when you spoke so passionately just be fore Ellen Dillon entered from the studio?' Her soft hand had stolen into his, her tearful eyes were fixed upon his own, with eager questioning in their blue depths. Melville Austin's answer was spoken with unhesitating fondness : " I meant that, if all the world had striven to sep arate us, Dora, I should still have struggled to regain you. Until to-dsy I never have known the strength aod power of my love." His arms were clasped about her now, and she was sobbing forth her thankfulness upon his faithful breast. Edoab Pon said : To vilify a great man is the readiest way in which a little man can hinuelf attain greatness. The crab might never have become a constellation but for the courage it evinced in nibbling Heroules on the heel." A woman in Switzerland was recently married to a man in America by proxy. This looks as if it might prove to be the first step toward a system of happy marriages. The proxy experiment shonld have a full and fair trial. A sntMBBR of the North Carolina Irg islatnre, in discussing a bill, asked : ' Mr. (Speaker, are we meu or jack asses 7 Deverai jMorm uarolina pa- pars are nnsDis to taxe sides. ....... Spring Styles for Children. For boys, we find the kilt plaited skirt will be still in great favor for all under lour or nve years of age, but the varie ty in material is very great, and there is a number of new styles of trimming ana cutting, anirt whists of linen and fine figures of cambric will be worn nn der the open jackets of these suits, and are made with wide collars, or a little stand up linen collar broken at the ends, wbioh iserr jaunty and dressy. For older boys, the blouse suit is be ing extensively revived in the more fashionable establishments, made with rolling collar to show the shirt fronts and necktie, or closed to the throat with a wide collar extending to the shoulders. Sailor suits, and suits with a vest and open eoat will also be in great favor. Gray tweed, navy blue flannel, soft cassimere iu all shades, cheviot and fine cloth are all stylish and fashiona ble materials for these suits. The close fitting turban cap. with wide broad buckle, the silk worn last fall and a soft felt, are all in favor for bolys' spring hats. Boots are worn. above the ankle, closely buttoned, while tne striped e toe lung is universally worn. Shaded stripes, graduated stripes, and solid colored stnsea are all seen and the pants fall but little below the knee, until the full youths 'suit is adopted. For little girls the styles are still more varied, but the combination suit is the prevailing fashion. Silk and serge, or silk and mohair, one of solid oolor, one striped or plaid are shown, and the out is but a reduoed copy of the fashions in vogue for ladies. Navy bine suits vary from the sailor costumes of last season, by uniting solid colors, diagonals, stripes or checks in the same dress. Serge will be a favorite mate rial, and is made up in suits both of the same color throughout or iu combina tion. Tne basque, sacque and over skirt supercede the polonaise or tunic in many of the imported suits for little girls, and some of the most stylish cos tumes are trimmed with narrow velvet ribbons. All ever skirts are bouffante at the back, three large pnffs being a favorite fashion. Side plaiting is ex tensively used for misses' dresses, and the shirred ruffling is new and in great favor. Normandy caps will still be worn, but are of new shapes, and flowers are being extensively introduced into the trim mings, tiny clusters among the '. ruching, and buds or sprays in the faoe l..immifiga Striped stockings will be universally worn and are sold to match the colors of walking suits, in solid stripes, shaded and graduated stripes. The low cut ties will be worn as the weather be- oomes warmer, and for these, stockings, beautifully embroidered on the instep, are offered. White chip will be a favorite material for girl's hats, but I have seen some exceedingly pretty ones in Leghorn and fancy straw, as well as colored chip. For wee babies and little ones lust running alone, the choice of white goods is varied and beautiful. Embroidery is the universal trimming, but it is impos sible to describe the many ways in which it is used. Flounces of fine needle-work are in favor, and xuating en tablier is also a popular trimming. The materials are increased by many novelties both in thick and thin goods. AU the new garments for very young children are high in the neck and long sleeved. Tokes ef fine tacks and em broideries are used for slips, to be belted by wide sash ribbons and a tiny puffed heading to long sleeves, is in great favor. Standing males of em broidery finish these yokes at the throat, Babies caps for street wear are made in Normandy shape of muslin and lace, and lined with delicately tinted silk, white for boys, a turban shape of the same material is extensively offered. Cloaks of cashmere are elaborately embroidered and lined with silk, both braiding and silk embroidery being very popular. Slant Settles. It is not always that geological inves tigations have as their object phenom ena which are of general interest, and with which all are more or less familiar. This il certainly the case, however, with the study of the " giant kettles" in the neighborhood of Christiana, Nor way, which has been lately carried on by Professor Kjerulf and some of his students. There is hardly any running stream in our country of any consider able sise wbioh does not give proof of the power of water and stones in motion in what are popularly called "pot holes." An eddy in the stream where the current is strong-sets a few pebbles in revolution. These oommenoe a de pression, into which larger stones fall, and the grinding is continued until a cavity haa been produced perhaps sev eral feet in depth, and almost perfectly round. These are often to be observed not only in stream beds, but also in rocks on the sea-shore, where the rash of the tide must supply the motive force. The famous "giant kettles" of Nor way are simple " pot-holes " on a larger scale, and proaacea in former times under somewhat different conditions than we have at present. The super stition 'of the people represents them as having been made by giants. In some places, where the form is oblong and irregular, fancy has seen in them the foot-prints of these monsters, while in one place, where the road goes directly through a very large kettle, the saying is tnat there at. Ulai turned his horse around. On the west coast of Norway another name is used, and they are spoken of as giants' chairs. The description of one of these ket tles examined by Professor Kjerulf will give some idea as to their size and gen eral character. At the surface it had a diameter of about eight feet, being slightly elliptical in form. It widened considerably in the descent, and then contracted again at the bottom. It is interesting to note that the walls were distinctly worked out in a spiral, which could be traced from top to bottom. In the ease of some other kettles examined the spiral was so perfect that the cavity could be compared to the impression of a gigantio snail. The total depth ol tne Kettle in ques tion from the highest point of the mar gin was forty-four feet, the axis inclin ing somewhat toward the west. It was filled, as is always the case, with gravel and broken rock, though toward the bottom numerous, so-called grin ding- stones were found, some of them 200 pounds in weight, and all smooth and elliptical in shape. It was through their revolution that the excavation had been made. It required thr e men working for fifty days to clear this giant kettle of its contents, and the whole amount taken out was estimated at 2,350 cubio feet, some of the stones being so large that they had to be mined before they could be hoisted out. The kettles in general present much the same feature as the one which has been described, though there is a great variation in ratio of width to depth, many of thrm neing shallow, larger at the top than at the bottom, and very properly are called kettles, whileothers. as the one alluded to, are deep, and could better be called wells. It is to be observed thst they are found by no means necessarily in present river chan nels. They are most common in the neighborhood of the great fiords, tnongn tney nave neeo observed at a height of 1,200 feet above the sea. In regard to their origin, the best antbori In s rtfi r it to the time when tne land was covered by enormous glaciers, such as exist at the present time in the upper part of Greenland. The melting of the loe on the surface of glaciers gives rise to considerable rivers, and as these find some crevasse in the ice, they descend with violence, and it is conceivable that that suoh a stream striking the bed rook below might be the means, with the masses of rock they would pnt in motion, of producing the enormous cav ities vthich are now observed. This theory, as carried out by its supporters. meets with some difficulties, but seems to be the best which has been proposed, The art of Dress. The Pall Mall Gazette, in a review of M. Charles Blanc on the art of dressing. says : " some of our readers will per haps be surprised to learn that the style of a lady's dress should depend upon the shape of her nose, jnst as the colors she wears must be chosen with a due regard to her complexion and the particular shade of her hair. If the nose is classical the toilet must have a certain style about it, especially when the person's features and bearing are imposing. Bnt what is style ? asks M. Charles Blanc ; and he then proceeds to tell us that this question may be an swered by the first principles of decor ative art namely, that there is more majesty iu repetition than in alterna tion, and more dignity in harmony than in contrast. Few colors, lines that are seldom broken, an air of simplicity even in the midst of richness, uniformity of materials, and quiet trimmings consti tute a toilette severe. On the other hand, different shades of oolor, broken lines, novel trimmings, and the piqu ancy caused by contrast are the charac teristic features of a toilette de genre, and would suit person with a " tip tilted " nose, as Tennyson has it. or at least an unclassical one, a pleasant- lookmg countenance, or saucy eyes. There are thus two extremes austerity ana coquetry, or, in otner words, dig nity and gracefulness as well as t medium style, which may be termed pompous eleganoe. M. Charles Blanc compares the three kinds of toilet to the three orders of architecture, and tells us that by taking a little from one and a little from another we can com pose dresses that will suit any style of features. A lady, however, in selecting her toilet, should always bear in mind that she must adorn herself in such a manner that when people look at her their attention, after resting a moment on her dress, will become concentrated on her person. In this manner the ele gance and gracefulness ef a lady's at tire will cause people to admire the lady herself. How often have we heard it said. ' We saw some magnificent dresses this afternoon !' Now, if the clever dressmakers who fashioned those robes had exercised a little more ingenuity the same people would nave remarked, ' We saw some very pretty women this afternoon.'" Feres try. One-third of the land surface of our globe is covered with forests. The largest tree in the world is situated near Museoli, at the foot of Mt. JBtna, and is called "The Chestnut Tree of Hundred Horses." believed to be the oldest tree in the world. Its name arose from a renort that Queen Jane of Aragon, with her principal nobility, took refuge from a violent storm under its branches. At one time it was sap posed that it oonsisted of a clump of several trees united. But on digging away the earth the root was found en tire, and at no great depth. Five enor mous branches rise from the trunk 204 feet in eiroumferenoe, the intervals between wbioh are of various extent, one of them being sufficient to allow two carriages to drive abreast. A fig tree stands on the northerly bank of the river Johnstone, in east Australia, lat itude 27 deg., longitude lol deg., near Brisbane, measuring three feet from the ground 150 feet, and at '55 feet, where it sends off great branches, 90 feet in eiroumferenoe. Ia Bouyou derch, near Constantinople, is a plane tree measuring 149 feet in eiroumfer enoe. The "Giant Bedwood Tree," in Nevada, latitude 88 deg., longitude 129 deg., is 119 feet in eiroumferenoe. There are thirteen ether trees standing near it, measuring from 72 to 93 feet in circumference. In Oaxaca is a cypress tree measuring 117 feet in eir oumferenoe. The "Grizzly Giant," the monarch of the Mariposa Grove, measures 92 feet in circumference. The Tulare Fresno Forest, so called from its being situated in those two oonntiee (California), extending 70 miles in length, with a width in some places of 10 miles, consists mainly of big trees with a multitude of smaller -ones, measuring from 6- to 120 feet in eiroumferenoe. in loss Jonn uova discovered in Calaveras county, Cali fornia, a grove of 103 trees, covering a space of fifty sores, measuring from 70 to 96 feet in circumference. There is an elm tree in the south of England which measures 61 feet in eiroumfer enoe. In Norfolkshire there is a famous lime tree measuring 48 feet in eiroum ferenoe. On the Hubbard farm, in North Andover, stands a magnificent elm tree, measuring 27 feet in eiroum ferenoe. A barberry bush has taken root in a notch thirty feet from the ground, which can be recollected by some of the oldest inhabitants during their boyhood. At Hinghsm, near the Old Colony House, is an elm tree measuring 26 feet in cirenmierenee. The Washington elm, in Cambridge, measures 25 feet, and the big elm on Boston Common measures 24 feet in circumference. Nude Statuary. The modern sculptor has a hard time of it with his portrait statues, it must be eonf eased. - What is he to do? shall he dress a gentleman as he finds him ; go back to the toga ; or further back still to the altogether natural man ? Or shall he compromise with a cloak or water-proof as in the case of the savior of his country, expiating his virtues in Union Square ? They have the same trouble in .England as here : wide Win. B. Scott. For centuries, he says, the portrait statues of the kings appeared in the Roman cuirass with bare arms and knees, and their statesman in the chlamys and toga. "One last step only was wanting to adopt the ideal autiqne and abandon clothing altogether, and this was very near accomplished toward the close of last century. Canova's statue of Na poleon, now in Apsley House, is abso lutely naked ; and the stitue of Samuel Johnson, in St. Paul's, is almost un- draped, a single loose covering being thrown so as to be only useful for the sculptor's supposed artistic purposes a ludioroas spectacle in a simply rational point of view ; the stout old gentleman, as he leans his liead on his hand in his nakedness, seeming to be saving to himself : ' What a sad case thincra have come to with me at last. standing before the public iu a state of nature.' " It is a matter of tra lition that tho statuo of Washington, by Greenough, in the grounds of the capitol at Wash ington, is saying as plain aa gesture and countenance can say : " My sword is by my side, and my clot hes are in the patent office" toward which he points with majestic modesty. Scrib ner for March. A significant fact is the statement that a firm in Wales tendered to supply an English railway with 20,000 tons of rails at a prioo which wonld not have given them any prrttit., and yet the con tract wae gaiued by a firm in Belgium at 20 shillings per ton less than th Welsh offer. Coal on Inspection. How the Kir Test Applles-Tba Plash lnar Point The Bnrntnf Point As ou is gradually heated, at a cer tain point indicated by the mercury, it will evolve a vapor. Applying a lighted match carefully to the surface, and not severely plunging it into the volume of the oil, a feeble flash follows burning on una penumora oi vapor, without setting fire to the body of the oil. The temperature at which this phenomenon occurs is called the " flashing " or "vaporizing" point. Raising the heat a few degrees higher and we have the same result, the flash growing stronger. until, at 110 degrees, the body of the oil takes Are and burns taking 110 degree oil for the experiment. If the inspector does not burn off this vapor witn its nrst appearance, letting it ac cumulate, it gathers quantity sufficient to inflame the body of the oil. at a few degrees higher than its first appear ance, and considerably below the cus tomary inspection. But when an in spector passes the oil as 110 degrees test, it is because at that degree it ig nites in volume. The vaporizing point oi iiu degrees Known as standard coat oil, and universally sold at home and abroad ranges from 85 to 100 degrees; an oil inspected as a 150 degrees will vaporize at about 125 to 140 degrees ; an oil inspected at 175 degrees will va porize at 150 to 160 degrees. Now, the custom ef all inspectors in the United States, and we believe in Europe, is to brand the oil according to the "ig niting " point, and not the " flashing " point ; the distinction being technical, as there is flame and danger in both points if loo low. All laws on the sub ject have been so construed, and the requirements of the entire trade have settled upon that standard of testing, and our inspector follows this method of inspection, approved and followed at all the trade centers. An oil which will vaporize under 110 degrees is unsafe. Even putting the flashing point at 110 degree, would not make the oil safe against the con tang ency of tipping over a lamp and spill ing out the oil. If the oil splashes in contact with the flame it would take fire nine times out of ten. Bat take an oil of 175 degrees, whioh will flash at say loo degrees to lbtl degrees it would put out the flame like water in snch a contingency, while there oan be no danger from explosion, as the heat in the lamp is never suflloient to evolve in any vapor. The larger proportion of explosions attributed to coal oil belong to gas oline. The rascally reporters won't draw the distinction. And so with the fires, coal oil haa to stand the general censure, while this white-face, unolea- ginous. "gas-like. " non explosive. Blips in and retails at a higher price than a genuine 150 degree test kero sene. The trade has become immense in it, and all the warnings as to its in flammability and general dangerous- nees do about as much good as the daily telegram of some servant girl killed by hurrying up the fire with coal oil. its sale cannot De stopped oy any law. The attempt was made to incor porate prohibition of the "light oils" in the present law. but the judioiary committee decided that they had an indefeasible right to buy them as well as gunpowder, and take their chances of being blown np. They could only require tneir onaraoter to De pranaea on the package. An oil of 150 degrees test costs now at wholesale bnt one cent per gallon more than liu degrees on, wtuie i io degrees test has got hammered down to five or eight cents above the common standard. It would seem that this slight difference, when oil is cheap, should not be regarded by the con sumer. ist. 1j9ux Democrat. The Forms of Fear. In various characters fear assumes va rious forms. Home children, who can brave an external danger, will sink de pressed at a reproof or sneer. It is our business to guard against the inroads of fear under every shape ; for it is an in firmity, if sufered to gain the ascend ancy, most enslaving to the mind, and destructive of its strength and capability ef enjoyment. At the same time, it is an infirmity so difficult to overcome, and to which children are so excessively prone, that it may be doubted whether in any branch of education more discre tion or more skill is required. We have two objects to keep in view: tne one, to secure our children from all unnecessary and imaginary fears ; the other, to in spire them with that strength of mind which may enable them to meet, with patience and courage, the real and un avoidable evils of life. For the first, there is no one who has contemplated the suffering occasioned, through life, by the prevalence of needless fears, im aginary terrors, and diseased nerves, but would most earnestly desire to preserve their children from these evils. To this end, they should be, as far as possible, guarded from everything likely to excite sudden alarm, or to terrify the imagina tion. In very early childhood they eught not to be startled, even at play, by sud den noises or strange appearances. Ghost stories, extraordinary dreams, or other gloomy and mysterious tales, must, on no acoount, be named in their presenoe, nor must they hear histories of murders, robberies, sudden deaths, mad dogs, or terrible diseases. If any snoh occur rences are the subjects of general con versation, let them, at least be prohib ited in the nursery. Nor is it of less importance that we should be cautious ourselves of betraying alarm at storms, a dread of the dark, or a fear and dis gust at the sight of animals. The stricter vigilance in these respects is required because, by casual indiscretion on our part, by leaving about an inju dicious book, or one alarming story, by once yielding ourselves to an emotion of groundless terror, an impression may be made on the mind of a child that will continue for years, and mate rially counteract the effect of habitnal watchfulness. What to Teach the Girls. Give them a good common school education. Teach them to oook a sensi ble meal, '"each them to wash, ison. darn stockings, sew on buttons, make their own domes, and a decent shirt. Teach them to bake bread, and that a good kitchen saves many a oent from the apothecary. Teach them that one dollar is worth one hundred cents, and that he alone is saving who spends less than his income, and that all others who spend more must finally become poor. Teach them that a calico dress paid for looks better than a silk one with debts. Teach them that one round, plump faoe is worth more than fifty consumptive beauties. Teach them to wear good strong shoes. Teach them to make purchases and then calculate whether the bill accords, Teach them that they but ruin the divine image by wearing tight corsets. Teach them plain common sense, to trust in and help themselves by industry. Teach them that one honest mechanic, in shirt sleeve, although without a cent of prop erty, is worth more than a dozen of richly-clad and bifalatin idlers. Teach them to work in the garden, and to en joy free nature. If circumstance will permit, teach them musio, painting and all the fine arts, but give them to nn. derstand that they are matters of sec ondary importance. Teach them that for promenading walks are bettt-r than drives, and that the wild flowers, indeed, are full of beauty for hint who atten tively considers them. Teach them to despise the mere appearance of things, and that whenever they ssy yea or nay, they in honor mean it. Teach them that conjugal happiness is not depend ent on external decoram, nor on the money oi tne nusband, but simply and alone on his character. These things having been instilled, and they having understood them, then, if the time has arrived, have them marry without mis givings ; they will find their way along onaiaea. Publicity. Arthur Helps, in his book on Social Pressure, says a gopd thing which is as applicable to America as to any spot on tnThahitahi. lv. - A lnrka in th low. f Tmblimrv hTr. oomes to be a besetting sin, sometimes I UI "iU" saetHrons or oases or diatomace even of the greatest minds, and which I ons plants and radiolaria, the silioious leads to falseness, restlessness, and to a most dangerous desire always to stand well with that public, which is sure. very soon, to be made acquainted with ail that the lover of publicity may sav. or speak, or intend. Publicity iB also a great absorber of that time which might be much better spent. The desire for knowing everything about everybody what he or she thinks, or says, or does. on any trivial occasion occupies now a large part of the time of the civilized orld, and must be a great hindrance to steady thought about a man s own con cerns, and about those subjects whioh ought most deeply to interest mankind. stupid kind of gossip becomes the most pleasant and most absorbing topic lor tne generality oi men. i do not agree with a certain friend of mine who has told us that 'the folly of mankind is a constant quantity ;' but I do admit that this iulsome publicity I have de scribed is one of the facts which speaks most in favor of the view be has been takMMT. If Dnbuiiitv could be rierf ect. there would be less to be said in its disparagement. If every one wore his heart upon his sleeve, we should at least get nd of falseness, and the world would know with whom and with what it was dealing. But a studied publicity is very dangerous. When all people know what they may say or do is likely to be made publio, they will dress up their sayings or their doings to meet this appalling publicity. And that whioh they deem will not be pleasing to the public, though it may be the thing of all others whioh the public ought to near, they will carefully suppress. A Nameless Spell. There is a oertain air about the most agreeable lady in full dress that is formi dable even to her husband. I have seen the spell on him as her toilet pro gressed, until royally arranged, the admired of all admirers, in the festive crowd, he subsides into comparative insignificance, and has to pinch himself to be sure the divine creature of art is really his lawful wife bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh. He may con sider himself lucky if it is not as much of an enigma to ber. It is easily per ceived then how difficult it is for a single man to make advances to a lady at a party. His condition is still more pitiable when one lady, more venture some than the rest, essays to " draw him out." The leaves of the sensitive plant do not close more suddenly and effectively to the touch than does every pleasant thought and subject of con versation vanish from his mind 1 He answers her brilliant sallies in mono syllables with a perfect funeral coun tenance, and she gives it up as a hard task. No one oan desoribe his relief when a bright, sensible woman crosses his path. He takes to her as birds to sunshine, and the society belle makes a note of it in her mind with surprise akin to cariosity. It is entertaining to hear one of these fellows expatiate upon such a godsend. He does it some thing in this way: "I was bored to death at a party, when this good wo man came along. Before she opened her mouth I felt at home with her, and when I heard her original remarks and charming sallies of wit I was captured quite." Ten to one that paragon of her sex set that man to talking of him self, and tfrfe evening thus wore quickly away. Herein lies a double moral. ladies. A Heroic Young Glirl.. A few days ago, at Aylmer, Ontario, an event occurred in which two children were the actors but in whioh the high est attributes of human nature were displayed and a heroine of seventeen years closed her career, having done that wmcn hundreds of ner sex pass through long lives without achieving she showed that she bore " a likeness to the mighty dead," and could claim a kindred with the great of old. A young girl named Popps, seventeen years old, is working in the house, nursing, who oan say over what? and keeping an eye on her little brother who was play ing upon the ice on the creek. The little boy falls into the water ; instantly nis sister, careless oi danger, runs to pull him out and is drawn in herself. What does she do ? Think of herself ? No ! She calmly tells her little brother to climb onto her back and get out. He did so and was saved, but, in doing as she bade him, he pushed her under the ioe, under which she drifted five or six yards, and, of coarse, when taken out was quite dead. What a noble girl t Gonld any hero whose name shall live forever in story do more than she did ? At her age she knew well the peril, but boldly ventured life, and love and youth to save another, tshe died exemplifying the crowning act of man's salvation and while we mourn over the loss of so fine and noble a spirit, there is a mournful satisfaction in knowing that such heroic devotion still lives on earth. 2bronto Globe. A Sav aok Huad-dbbss and Shield. We were shown this morning, by Mr. Tom OBrien, the paraphernalia of aa xuuian recently aiiiea on xevii s nver by a party of stock men, Mr. John Patterson being the man who assisted the Indian to shnffle off his mortal ooiL The trappings consist of a head dress of feathers, beads, etc., to which a trail of red flannel was attached, adorned with eagle feathers, and long enough to have swept the ground. It is a gor geous piece of architecture. The shield has several buckskin coverings, very artistioally arranged with plumes, staffed birds, and a liltle buckskin fig ure of a man, which is supposed to be an idoL In the middle of the shield rtunclAR the flaxen acalrj of a white girl, worked in with beads and tied up with blue ribbon, like the braid of a school girl. San Antonio (Texas) Herald. Thk Canadian Pacific Railboad. The preliminary surveys for the Cana dian Pacific railway are rapiply ap- nroaehina- comoletion. and the actual construction of various sections of it will very shortly be in progress. In the government estimates lor next year there is an item of $6,250,000 under the head of " Paciflo Railway," and on the occasion of its discussion in committee of supply, the premier indicated what the government proposed to do in furtherance of this undertaking. A telegraph service is to be established alnnir the entire route in advance of the railway, and $1,000,000 is asked for that DarDose. The contracts for this are already let. Two millions of dollars is for the Davment of the large purchase of steel rails recently made in England by the government ; 50,000 tons of the best steel rail were secured at me av erage rate of $49. 80 per ton, which is cla med to be a lower rat t han iron rails were sold for during 1873, and a little more than half .the price of steel rails during the same period. Deep-Sea Soundings. In lecturing recently before the royal society on the Challenger expedition to the North Pole. Professor Knxlev ad verted to the work which it was expected would be done in reference to the dis tribution of life at the bottom or the deep sea. The first instrument whioh successfully brought up portions of 1 V LL 1 1 CI- T 1 T "J cur "" xvoss in inln. WWV.TiiiA-1 h-af !untain mf fAtrwaHa Sir. Edward Sabfne. rTh7 result their observations-microscopical exam jnations being then urjmown-had not been exactly preserved, but subsequent soundings a little further north an that the bottom was entirelv mad. mnw neing ooiainea irom tne water by the action of those plants, whioh cover the surface in places like a thick scum, we have thus a silioions Dole- cap, extending to about 55 degrees, and it was not without reason thst when in 1839 the admiralty fitted out an Antarc tic expedition Humboldt suggested that attempts should be made to ascertain the existence of an Antarctic cap of the same nature a conjecture which was perfectly verified. Between these two zones Ehrenberg, so long ago that his merits were apt to be ignored, had demonstrated that the greater portion of the sea bottom was oomposed of globigenna marl formed by the deposit of organisms similar to those now liv- log. Whether at the bottom or not was a point whioh he would not decide. for Professor Wyville Thompson and some of his colleagues were at issue on this point : bat if so. certainly at the surface also. One remarkable fact was due to the Challenger investigations only namely, that below a depth of aoont 14.UUO feet, instead ol the well known globigerina day, there was a red mud, which on chemical examination was found to be the same substance of which only about one or two per cent, was discoverable on the globigerina mud a striking instanoe of the power of the infinitely little. Another strik ing fact was the identity of the green sand now forming in certain parts of the deep sea with the green sand long known to geologists. In conclusion the professor, without entering into any f into any - 4.mA - -. t ::. i , controversy Wlth physicists, who said the forces formerly at work on the rat on ths earth must have been greater than now. was content to affirm that within the time of whioh they had any record there was no proof that they were ever any greater than now. This grand truth had been first elearrV maintained by q,- i. v -..il ;n .tnm t.rtt, i " Sir Charles Lyell, in whom, though he was unshla tn he with them, vet as-e had not lessened the force of his intel ligence or the vivacity with which, up to the age of eighty, he followed the progress of knowledge, and who bad lived to see the heresy of his youth be come the truism of his old age. HelL - The word " hell." a translation of the Greek word Gehenna, is a term used to designate the valley of Hinnom. This valley bounds Jerusalem on the north, and lies below Mount Zion a scene of sacred and imperishable associations. In this valley Moloch, the national god of the Amorites, was worshiped with the horrid and inhuman rite of sacri ficing children in the fire. When Josiah, in his conquests, overthrew this idolatry, he poured contempt upon the infernal practice by easting, into the valley the bones of the departed. In the estimation of the old Hebrews the bones of the . dead caused the greatest of all pollutions. What ever person, place, or things they touched were forthwith considered "unclean." Hence this valley of Hin nom, this " hell," having been tne re oeptaole of the human remains whioh Josiah threw into it, was considered place the most polluted and ao- cursed. From this eirountstanoe it be came a common receptacle for all the refuse of the city of Jerusalem. Here large quantities of decomposing veg etable and animal matter were con stantly thrown. This putrescent matter generated an abundance ef worms ; the worms here never died. To prevent the noxious effluvia, springing from this mass of corruption, poisoning the atmosphere and breathing disease and death into the heart of the city, fires were kept burning day and night. This valley, therefore, was literally a place where "the worm never died, and where the fire was never quenched." Rev. Phelps. The New England Sabbath. In 1646 they made a law in Massachu setts, that if any one " contemptuously behaved toward ye word preached, or ye messengers thereof. For ye first scandale, to be eonvented and reproved openly by je magistrate at some lec ture, and bound to good behavior ; and if a second time they break forth into ye like contemptible carriage, either to pay o into ye puoiic treasury, or to stand two hours openly upon a block four feet high, on a lecture day, with a paper affixed on their heart, with this, A Wanton GosramuEB, written in capi tal letters ; ye others may fear and be ashamed of breaking out into ye like wickedness." In 1677 the general court ordered that "a cage be set up in the market place of Boston, and in such other town as the county oourta shall appoint, wherein shall be put, to remain till ex amined and punished, any one breaking the Sabbath." Officers called ty thing men enforced the observance of the Sabbath. The law provided that, as a badge of offioe, they should have a " black staff of two foote long, tipt at one end with brass, about three inches." This staff soon came to have a feather stuck into one end. with which to tickle the noses of drowsy sinners, while the end tipped with brass enforced order on the nates of unruly bo vs. In this man ner was the congregation kept attentive during the sermon, wmcn generally lasted about an hour and a half, meas ured by an hour glass standing on the pulpit. Thb Worm of ths Stilt, and its Mysthrious Meandertngs. The best joke on the distillers occurred when a party belonging to tne united mates coast survey struck Murray county. The party, as usual, chose a steep hill, and then erected tneir neid glasses ana instruments for surveying the adjoin ing country. The distillers took it into their heads that these instruments were designed for the express purpose of spying out hidden still-houses, and for fifty miles around that hill they took up their stills, bitched up their teams and made tracks. Some of them didn't stop until they had put a whole oounty between themselves and those machines. For a man in store clothes to attempt to buy, beg, borrow or steal a drink of whisky in that country ia about as easy as to obtain water in the great African desert. It is impossible to find a man who has seen any within the last five years. Let them be satis fied that he is " all right " and he will have more offered to bim than he oan drink in a year. As long as a commu nity is at peace, very few distillers are caught. When a quarrel arises, or some distiller kicks some fellow out of his still-house for getting too drunk, that's the time for the government. The party who cons ders himself ag grieved turns informer, and the distil ler is arrested. M. D. Conviat tells of a lady in one f the manufacturing towns of Great Britain who recently hail her attention attracted to the window of a millimor's shop by a beautiful and very ex- pensive rrencn bonnet, and she in quired the price : she was told it was such an expensive bonnet." said lady, upon which the milliner said, is a joint stock bonnet that is. it be longs to three factory girls, who wear It rv tnTna nn xtnnday.' England and India. 1 vendor. enrwMnnnnVnt of . W- Y?rJL Tribune informs usthatthepnnce I . " . - : ? Wal?" P?" np . ln" dh? f0"-"' M 7,! SJf.lTS aZJJ". minister, who is of eastern descent, and .7"? ui .uggnaoD, ca- ited as being the originator of the plan, bnt, whoever may be its author, these is significance in it. No sovereign of UrngiaBd bas ever yet visited this vast dominion, and it is quite well under stood that it is no spirit of restlessness or adventure nor a love of travel and change that impels the future king to urn nis isoe ana bis feet eastward, xne purpose unquestionably springs from a knowledge of Russian aggres- axuu into central Asia so vividly and successfully exposed by Mr. Eugene Schuyler in his recent report forwarded to Secretary Fish, the publication of wmon Dy our government bas excited eo moon interest in diploma tio circles. xne lonrnev of the nnnee is a rammi. tion of the depth of this interest, and the idea is to bring him into personal relations with the vast multitude of bis fnture subjects in India, and esne. cially with the great princes, whose de scent is more ancient than his own, and whose hold upon the people is still strong. He naturally wishes to stimu late and strengthen their loyalty to the British government, as well as to take a personal view of the eastern situation, whose somewhat startling oomDlicationa have been disclosed by Mr. Rchnyler. The oolonial system of England has for a long time provoked much discus sion among ber statesmen, many of whom have taken the broad ground that England would be greater without her colonies than with them. So great a mind as rjydney smith s adopted this view, and, when it was proposed in the nritisn parliament to appropriate a large sum for the development of India, . ...... . 1 " :: ' i uo autacu m uin ut ma BtruuKeBt essays I it ,an ; .. . 0 - i build up a prosperous and powerful empire to be wrested from her by future wasmngtons and rrantnns. .rending our struggle for independ ence, the ministers of Geortre III. I"""". VKr . a.1 . a. 71 a. A A 1 1 i boos oi uie amencan colonies wouia oe n. tllA fatjl . x.niftj.i1.t I 7: - . . : . " " the sun of Britain's glory would then set and forever. "Would you ask a mighty giant." said the ministry, "to shrink voluntarily into a feeble and puny dwarf?" Bnt our independence annieved, and instead of diminish ing the power and eommeroe of England both were augmented. Instead of leav ing the mother eountry a dwarf, it left her as a strong man, from whose shoul ders a burden had been taken, being more active and vigorous than before. Okiotn of ran Woeb " Pbotxstant." -A ootemnorarv aava that with the month of April is associated the de rivation and dissemination in a formal and official manner of the designation of Protestant. The Emperor Charles the Fifth called a diet at Spires in 1529. to request aid from the German prinoes against the Turks, and to ad vise means for allaying the disputes growing out of fjuther s rebellion against Catholoaism. The diet con demned the reformers, and issued a decree in support of the doctrines of the ancient church. Against this de cree six Lutheran prinoes and the dep uties of thirteen towns of the empire formally protested on April 17, 1530. From this act the designation of Protest ant, whioh was then given to the follow ers of Luther, is derived. The Calvin ists were subsequently included, and the title became general for all the sects outside the original Christian church. The six protesting prinoes were John and George, the electors of Saxony and Brandenburg ; Earnest and Francis, the two Dukes of Lunenburg; the Landgrave of Hesse, and the Prince of Auhalt. A contest, novel in this country. however common abroad, has just been decided at Paterson, New Jersey. There a number of English mechanics out of employment bave been amusing their leisure in rearing and training carrier-pigeons, and the first match in this country was flown the other day. Seven birds were entered to fly an average distance of three miles. The time made was not considered fast. The winner of the first prize made the distance in something over three min utes, and one bird was over eight min utes in reaching its cote. The first prize, under an old English custom, was a large copper kettle of little value pecuniarily, but greatly esteemed as the emblem of victory. The test was merely a prelude to a grand match in wbioh some two hundred pigeons will be entered to fly ten miles. Home of the birds to be entered have a record, hcving distinguished themselves in fly ing between London and Paris. To Measure Corn tn ths Ear. A farmer asks how to measure oorn in the ear, or in the crib or bin. There are several rules for tois, but the most com mon is what is called the 28 inch rule that is, upen the presumption that a box 1 foot square and 28 inobes deep will hold one bushel when shelled. This rule applies only to the dent or gourdseed variety of oorn. The cubical contents in feet are first ascertained, and this multiplied by three and divid ed by seven, which will give the bush els of shelled oorn of fifty-six pounds. Thus a crib that is thirty-twe feet long. eight feet wide and thirteen feet high in the average, will hold 1,425 bushels, and two of them 2,950 bushels. A common wagon box, eleven feet long and two feet high, would hold 28 bush els corn in the ear. Another rule for the farmer's boy is to reduoe the con tents to cubio inohe. and divide by 4,032, whioh will give him the bushels. Mabt and Abbt. When Parson Smith's daughter, Mary, was to marry young Mr. Oranoh, the father permitted the saintly maiden to decide on her text for the sermon, and she meekly selected, " Mary has chosen the better part, whioh shall not be taken away from her," and the discourse was duly pro nounced. But when her wild young sister Abby, was bent en msrrjing a oertain Squire Adams, called John, whom ner lather aisiixea, ana wouia not even invite to dinner, she boldly suggested for her text, "John came, neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and ye Bay he hath a devil." Bat, says Colonel Higginson, no sermon stands reoorded under this prefix, tnongn AoDy lived to be the wife of one president of the United States and mother of an other. Insurance business seems to be a favorite refugefor the confederate lead ers. A southern correspondent of the Svraouse Courier writes : " Jeff. Davis is, I believe, president of an insuranoe company ; Wade Hampton is in the in snranoe business at Baltimore ; Beaure gard is engaged in insurance and street railroads, 1 understand, at newuritauii, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, who sur rendered to Sherman, is president or manager of a company at Savannah. I fouml a son of Gen. Dick Taylor, and grandson of old President Zch Taylor, oondnotor of a Pullman car running from Jacksonville to Louisville. SATIX6S AMD U0IKGS. BsAnr TrsHTTS. the x a. -r-l' "i! It I Woo at onr dinner-tal.le aite. And ns'sr his babble intermits. Bat pratee of mush and whea'sn grits. Ann "mean amount of phosphorus. He alwavs airs his favorite theme, Nor earee a pennv's toss for us. But rails at beef with " Pooh !" and Pish !" And calls for ood and other fish. Honing to gain bis dearest wish l tie mean amount or pnospuoros." Oh ! that he'd ehanee his board Ins plaoa "wonld snrelv be no loss for as Bnt there's one consolation yet, His star, ascendant, soon will set : Some time hell die, and then he'll get ilia mean amount or phosphorus. A " xirooxxB-cp and window-tickler from three to seven " advertises that he will wake London people cheap. Mask TwAiif denies that his Gilded Age was a failure. He says it gave a poor, worthy bookbinder a job. Ahothsb half million of Tweed's property has been attached in West chester county, New York. Thu latest eastern slang with whioh to Dome down on a long-tongued bore is : " Write the rest down on a piece of paper, and well read it Sunday." Own vouns? man who resolved at the beginning of the new year not to smoke any more cigars bought his second box of clay pipes yesterday. He Bays he will stick to his promise if it takes every clay pipe in town. Be brave, young man, and hold on ! Dbt times in Michigan. The artesian well at Arian bas reached a depth of 1.000 feet, and there is still no water. Only the fact that the well at Fort Wayne, Ind., ia 1,500 feet deeper and just as dry keeps the originators of the Michigan enterprise from seeking the seclusion offered by the farthest west. What shall be done with an Indian who kills another Indian, there being 'no law for the punishment of that crime, is a painful inquiry made by the Christian commission. The Now York Herald answers, "Give him a gun, a quart of whisky, a string of beads. and 85." Teb New York saloons pay half a mil lion dollars a year to the city, and take I . . ., r.' " uanj-wue, iuiiiiuiib iu mo miuq kiiuo. Th- officials and the irrave-dia-irera " . . . . . wear good olothea and smile- sarcasti cally when the strides of temperance are referred to in their presenoe. Apropos to the notion of putting clocks in all the principal streets of Paris, all combined electrically to give a uniform hour, the Figaro says : "This is the last work of progress, and Paris, as usual, is in advance of all cities." But Brussels had this pieoe of progress ten years ago, and copied it from old fashioned Ghent. The women of a Colorado'town got up a suffrage meeting the other day, do men being admitted. No business of importance was transacted, however. because some invisible miscreant let down a live rat through the skylight. and, amid shrieks and screams, the as semblage suddenly adjourned. A iiabatthb novelty has arrived in New York in the shape of a steamer of 1,380 tons from Gothenburg, in Sweden, called the Bj frost (Rainbow). She is built of the best Swedish charcoal-made iron, and the ribs and beams are steel. Her furnaces only oonsume fifteen tons ef coal a day. She is brig-rigged with five bulkheads and two decks. M. Loboebxtj. of the French Assem bly, has excited the French apotheca ries. He says they sell for twenty-five oents a medioine which costs them about a oent and a half ; bnt they say the medioine costs them at least twice as much, that is three cents, and they seem to consider it an outrage that any one should thus question their right to a profit of 800 per oent. Tee removal of foreign substaneas from the ear may be often accomplish ed by doubling a horses hair in the form of a loop, and, placing the patient upon the side, passing the loop into the ear as far as it will go, then turning it gently. The substance will generally oome out in the loop after one or two withdrawals. The application will do no damage if the hair be carefully used. Two thousand years from this year, when the compiler of ancient poetry stumbles upon these mysterious lines, which are now aroing the newspaper rounds, he will wonder what they could possibly have meant : I held a hand at " draw," And thinking it worth while, I "blinded" half my pile: And with triumphant smile. He "saw." I drew one card 'twas red ; The other four were spades. Straightway that fellow wades For ms with three old maids " No oed." Rich blue velvet with garniture of the finest Russian sable, satin petticoat trimmed with bands of diamonds and large diamond tassels, aod trains of velvet." That was what the duchess of Edinburgh wore at a royal drawing room in whioh she made her finest ap pearance. Note the use of the terms bands of diamonds ana "large dia mond tassels," and then imagine the magnifioenoe of the display. An Indianapolis detective, being sworn, deposes and says: -reari chinned me to fake this house-work; this was not at the Sheenys. He told me to oheese it on the Sheeny, as he had given him away. I then asked him what kick-up he and the Sheeny had, as my mob had split on me and left me without a flnneft What a great Cali fornia poet that man would be if he had a chanoe. The bonds of the Suez canal com pany are on the London stock exchange, with a statement of the financial condi tion of the company. . During 1873 the receipts were l,uuu,uuu, and tne ex penses 225,000. The dividend of that year was three and three-quarters per oent. The oost of the canal waa $95. 000,000, of whioh the Egvptian govern ment paid $32,000,000. The business of the canal ia constantly taisreasing. and far-sighted people nse its success as an argument for the building of a ship o nal across the isthmus of Panama. The Indianapolis Herald haa been watching the Ohio temperance move ment longer than any other paper, and it saya : In Washington, Ohio, where the whisky crusade first took shape, there are now fifteen drinking houses two more than when the movement was organized. The paroled barkeepers are all selling again except the famous Van Pelt, the noble proselyte, who knocked in his own kegs one evening, to the ringing ef bells and the praises of women, and then took the field for tem perance. He ia in jail for getting drunk. The CzjEver Bonapabttsts. A Paris correspondent writes: "The Bonapart ists cleverly selected " the 15th of Au gust, a fete for Frenoh Catholics, as the fete of the Napoleons. The churches are then filled, and all France has the air nf nravinff for the imperial family. In the evening there are fireworks in honor of persons bearing the name of Marie, and the Bonapartisto, of course, set down all this expenditure of gun powder to the acoount of the Aapo leonio dynasty. The violet being also appropriated as their emblem, they have confiscated to their profit one of the most popular fetes in Franoe and one of the most favorite flowers. There gnnrna datarmination, however, not to tolerate this monopoly, and for soma days ladies of nil parties bave been wearing violets."