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In MlTuuaM )J.UO t r mi. j-ewr. If tint nitvaure 3 so ... tMOMlll. ilvaaee l.su VOLUME X. CANTON, MISSISSIPPI, MAY -2!, 1875. NUMBER 47. CANTON MAIL. KILKM'K. We era bnt little is'ands In Sl'.noe . " 7" 7 "'ui u nu ine spa - And rarer, nwnith a iTr, Eh Ben an! shut "'JJ n lapping in the dark Tbea loua an.l nMI current pn!e, and neai: ZZZlZL 5? b,-'T"-l " hut box. ' HSU? " 0'1 Ick the look-. By aome new. natueleas eetse the soul can b. at . And I at the last Silence nbrarM all -JS t"" J. the nrondest work, nrept o i . ?i h ,,d ,ink ",owo llapiiar : let dilftintr. foreign wood and weel. d cheer unr tools with certain oikiu of tome rich "bore. Then why sboo'.l we so qiewlon Si'ence. fear It. dniub wain and dretd in deem to dare? are e C'nnibn-uie no tnniinrt rrand t V- br,rl"' 0,1 n ned tbat nntrie I Land? Mance. we trowt tbee:n y bear ttere I LOST FOR A LIFETIME. Some thirty years ago John Quincy AllfttllN arrnaetArl mnmilapiila H ww....... w. UbWCUblUU in Congress bv a strong speech in favor -i m uui luiiuuoora oy xs. a. iiidlack of Fennaylvania, which provided tbat one mile square of the land then occupied "J mo jLiami jnaians, embracing the house anil improvements of Frances 81oenm, should be granted in fee to her and her heirs forever. The bill became "w, and she ooenpted this special re serve until her death in the spring of The historv f this woman was re markable. She was the daughter of a Quaker, who lived in the Wyoming val ley during the revolution. Several months after the massacre of 1778 she was caught np by a party of marauding Delaware Indians who got of before any attempt eonld be mado to rescue her. She was Ave years old at this time. About a month later her father was hot dead by the Indians while at work in a field near his honse. Knowing tbat h"jWa" .OD.'1 nia eternal rest, the widow, in time, b cine reconciled to her loss, but she could never forget her child, the last sight of which was when she was in the arms of a brawny Indian, "troggling and calling piteonsly upon Iter parent to come to her help. The sons of Mrs. Slocura became prosperous business men, and after the close of the revolution they used every effort to recover their lost sister. In 1784 two oUhem visited Niagara, where a large number of Indians were gathered, made diligent inquiries, and offered liberal rewards for anv information of her. They prosecnted the search for several weeks, and returned home with the impression that she was dead. The mother, however, could not be Versuaded that such was the case, and four years later the Sloe ti ma spent sev eral months in the west among the In dian agents and traders, publicly offer ing $500 to anT one who would give any authentic information of the death of their sigter, bnt their success was no better than -before, A similar expedi tion was undertaken is 1797 by four of the brothers, with the same resnlt. As in the Ross ease, the search bronchi numbers of stolen children to light, bnt none was the one particularly wanted. Jars. Slocnm never lost faith in ber daughter's existence. She believed she was somewhere waiting to be clasped in her arms, and she continued the search with scarcely any intermission until 1807, when she died, her children prom ising her to nee every effort to learn what bad become of the little one ab ducted nearly thirty " years before. They faithfully carried out this pledge, ln Jowmiae long and expensive journey to Upper Sandusky to see a woman who, there was no reason to hope, was the one for whom they were nearching. Disappointed again, tbey finally came to the conclusion that Frances was dead, and search ended. In the month of January, 1835, Col. George W. Ewing, a gentleman con nected With the nnriltA iaftIm amnnn the Indians, and able to speak several " .ne"- languages, was benign ted near i Indian town known as the Deaf Man's Village, on a branch of te Wabash. He applied for lodging, and was hospitably received at a respectable dwelling. He was fatigued and un well, and after eating lay down upon some skins in the eorner. The house hold consisted of a venerable wot. an and a number of children, all of whom treated her with the greatest defer ence, and whe departed to their on rooms. As CoL Ewing lay upon his pallet he watched the old lady moving about, and noticed particularly the color of her eann and hair. The result of the scru tiny convinced h'"m that she was a white woman, and he opened a conversation with her. 8he admitted that his sus picions were correct She s id tbat she was stolen by the Indians when a very mall child, and she had carefully oon eealed tbat fact from those of her own race whom the met for fear that her relatives would eome and take her away. She was now so old that she felt she eonld not live much longer, and if any of her friend? were living she would ba glad to see them. In short, she was Frances Slocum, and she remembered distinctly the name of her father, though her own given name was for gotten. CoL Ewing was so impressed with her narrative tbat he addressed a long letter, giving the- particulars, to the postmaster at Lancaster, Pa. He had never heard of the Slocums, but he judged from certain answers made bv the old lady that her home was some where in that state. The letter reached its destination, but when the postmaster came to read it he concluded it a hoax and flung it aside, among some waste papers, wbere it lay for two years. At the end of tbat time the postmaster died, and his wid ow, in overhauling his effects, came upon Col. Ewing's letter. She had never heard the name of S'ocum, but thinking there was something in it, she sent the missive to the Lianoaster Intel Krone -r e mm -.f wHiM, jvtnt.i.i i.. the letter fell inte t n liiiiild n9 Ttxtv Samuel B-rwman, who was intimately annnBintAi4 with tUm. u I r :T 1 be mailed a paper to her brotherwho utwi in wuaeDarre. The retwntinn nf tho lott et.x whole community into excitement, there being not a particle of doubt as to the "iruui j r i ranees, as two years bad passed since the letter was written, and as it stated that the old lady at that time was nnder a premonition of death, an inqniry was addreseed to Col. Ewing, nV John J. Hiram m tin nonlmw nl Frances. A prompt reply, dated at Iio- KD.vrt, came m nana saying tunt t old lady was still alive, and won 1.1 wlad to see them TK lot nta;n,i minute directions as to the course they were to iaae to reanb her. Arrange ments were at once made to do so. Mr. Isaac Slocnm and Mrs. Mary Town, ot a sister of Franoes, reside 1 in Ohio, bnt not in Hie nAtliViie. hood. Joseph Slocum. of Wilkesbarre, SDotorr urrnper, started in bis carriage, taKing nis sister, wnile Isaac went advance, it lieing agreed tbat tbey hinM mAet at T loaf Kfan Villa.. Isaae reached the place ahead of the otners, ana accompaoiea ny an lnter nrnter. made a. eull nnnn tlm lulv wt received tbem pleasantly, bnt evidently with suspicion. The brother found ber to all appearances a perfect Indian, bnt ' he ha1 tired in his mind an unerring test of her identity. Previous to being earned away, nftv-nine years before, ber brother Ebenezer had crushed the ffirefineroe nf Iiap Inffc hand wrifh a ham. trier. Taking bold of her hand and raisins' i. ne paw inn aiHiignrement. "Wliot canned that?" be added. "M brother struck it with a hammer a long time ago, was toe answer. He remained some time in conversa tion, but the woman did not seem at ease, and he returned t the village of Peru to await the arrival of his brother and sister. When they came the three made tbem aDothor Tint. &he treated them with the same kindness as before. bnt was stoical and nnmoved, and when sbe saw tears in tlieir eves and every in dicationof a coming " scene "sbe looked anything bnt pleased. The ouly time sue snowed any signs of emotion was hen she was asked her name. She re plied that it was forgotten. "Is it Frances?" Her dusky feat urns sudden' ly lit np and she nodded hft head. ' lea. yes, Franca, Franca." Tbe visit was prolonged lor several days, and some months later was repeated, some of the nieces and nephews joining the Party. On the day when little Frances was captnred, flfty-nine years before, she was carried rapidly through the woods a final bait was ma le near the Genesee river. In the following spring she was taken to Sandnsky, where she stayed un til an'umn. when her Indian friends moved to Niagara, where she lived a year. In accordance with the nomadic habits of her people, her home was contin ually changed. Her greatest dread was of being discorered by her relatives and taken away, and there is no doubt that ben tbe weary mo'her was bunting up and down tbe earth, she more than once came within hail of her lost child, who carefully avoided her. It was fortunate tbey never met. 1' ranees had been married to a Miami. by whom she had four children. She was wealthy and held in tbe highest ven eration by her tribe and descendants, many of the latter being around her. After a time she seemed to form quite an attachment for her brothers, who. of course, were old men, and she offered them half ber land if they would live near her. They in turn pressed her to join them further east, but she thanked them and deolinpd. She was an Indian in everything except birth, and such she lived and died. Niglit la the Moon. At last, however, night sets in. Grate fully it comes after the sun has gathered up its smiting beams and gone to his rest. All at once we are plunged into compar ative obscurity, for again there is no twilight to stay the steps of departing day. At one stride conies the dark. But, looking np into the sky, we behold a vast orb, which pours down a milder and more beneficient splendor than the great lord of the system. It is such a moon as we terrestials cannot boast, for it is not less than thirteen times as large and luminous as our own. There it hangs in the firmament without apparent change of place, as if "fixed in its everlasting seat. rSat not without change of surface. For this great globe is a painted panorama, and, turning around majestically on its axis, presents its ocr aos and continents in grand suc cession. As Europe and Africa, locking the Mediterranean in their embrace, roll away to the right, the stormy At lantic offers its waves to view when the two Americas, with their huge forests and vast prairies pass nnder inspection. Then the grand basin of the Pacific, lit up with island fires, meets the gazer's eye, and as this glides over the scene the eastern rim of Asia and the upper portion lof Australia sail into sight. The Indian ocean, and, afterward, the Arabian sea spread themselves out in their subdued splendor, and thus, in four and twenty hours, "the great ro tundity we tread" tarns its pictured oountena' ce to tbe moon, and gra aiy repays the listening lunarians by re peating, to the best of its ability, the story of its birth. Nor is the sky less marvelous in another respect. For tbe absence of any a'mospherio diffusion of ligt permits tbe constellations to shine out with a distinctness which is never paralleled on earth. Tbey glitter like diamond points set in a firmament of ebony. Stars and clusters which we never see by the naked eve, flrck into t ew and crowd the lunar heavens. British Quarterly. Breathing and Thinking. The connection between abundart breath and sonn4, vigorous thought is thus illustrated by a correspondent of the Germantown Telegraph : Some vears ago, a gentleman of thoughtful, stndions habits was pacing the Fitchbnrg depot iu the city of Bjs- ton, waiting for tbe train. His general aspect was dirtresseu and cad. If yen hid seen him, you would have observed that his pkin was pale, his eyes glassy, his manner neivous. There was every symptom of what we may call depressed vital action. His circulation seemed to leave the surface and extremities, rushing in upon the mucous surface and up to the brain. He had dyspepsia. His head was full and pressed. A thousand cares in a relentless tempest rushed through his soul, and life was miserable and bitt- r. Being thoughtful, studious, and well inlormed, he naturally thought witbi . himself for means of relief. He asked himself, "What can I do to alleviate my distress ?" Then he concluded " 1 don t breatne enougn. He began to take pains to increase the depth and fullness of his respira tion, and from that hour his health improved. This interesting fact reminds us of the intimate sympathy existing between the lung and tbe brain a sympathy hich all persons of intellectual habits fhould praotioilly consider. As a rale, the more a man ibinas tne less aoes ne breathe. You can satisfy yourself of this fact. Notice when you have for some time been intern ly absorbed in thought ; you will rally your powers by long. deep. lull Dreain. in mat breath you do as much work as in sev eral ordinary respirations. What is the physical design make up for tbe loss while y ing. nsly isly. the any lungs ar el ement C fciar ' tips of lifted SDd all '. filling He that hoi must lake car This statemer . healthy breat! bodily functio , with air previ fort, the exec will be read ladies lift a f their forefinf being in a parties, pre-- their lungs Iion't I ?ry. Dr. Hal gly that it ia wrong to eat appetite. for it shows there is no gastrio mice in the stomach, and that nature does not need food; and not needing it, there be ing no Huid to retrieve and act upon it. it, remains there only to pntrify, the very thonght oi WUKU sbonld be snf ficient to deter an; man from eating without an appetitd for the remainder of his life. If a torio is taken to whet the appetite, it is a mistaken course. for its only result m to cause one to eat more, when alreuly an amount has been eaten beyont what tbe gastrin juire is sole to prepare X be object to le ob tained is a largertnpply oi gastric juice. not a larger suipiy oi loml; and what ever fails to accomplish that essential object fails to have any eflicieuey to ward tue curs oi dvspeptio diseases. The format ion of gastrio juices is di rectly proportimed to the wear arid tear of the system.whiehit is to be the means of snpplyln and this wear anil tear can only tnkepiace as the result of ex ercise. 'i'li ellirietifc rtmMlv for ilys pepeia is woilt nnt-door work !er-tl-cial and snnssful iu iliirct proportion ai it ia Rgreftlile, ibbnestibg and profit able, THE IMPROVED JESOP. For Intelligent modern Children. BY HURT HAUTE. I. THE POX ASD THE ORATES. A tbirsty lox one day, m paising thiough a vineyard, noticed that the grapes were hanging iu clusters from vines which were trained to such a height as to bo out of his reach. "Ah," said the fox, with a supercili ous smile, " I've heard of this before In the twelfth century an ordinary fox of average enlture wonkl have wasted his strength aud energy in the vain nttempt to reach yonder sour grapes, Thanks to my knowledge of vine enl tiire, howevu I at once observe that tne great beigut aud extent of tbe vine. the drain upon the sap through the in creased number of tendrils and leaves must, of necessity, impoverish the grape, and render it unwotthy the considera tion of an intelligent animal. Not any for me, thank yon." With these words, he coughed slightly, and withdrew. Moral This fable teaches us that an intelligent discretion and some bo tanical knowledge.are of the greatest im portance in grape enlture. H. THE POX AND THB STORK. A fox one day invited a stork to din ner, but provided for the entertainment only the first course sonp. This be ing in a shallow dish, of course the fox lapped up readily, bnt the stork, by means of his long bill was unable to gain a mouthful. " iou do not seem fond of soup. said the fox, concealing a smile in his napkin. "Now, it is one of my greatest weaknesses." " You certainly seem to project yonr- self outside of a largo quantity," said the stork, rising with some dignity and examining his watch with considerable empresscment ; "but I have an ap rointment at eight o'clock which I have forgotten. I mnst ask to be excused. Au revoir. By the way, dine with me to-morrow." The fox assented, arrived, at the ap pointed time, but fonnd, as he fully ex pected, nothing on the table but a single long-knecked bottle, containing olives, which the stork was completely extracting by the aid of his long bill. Wby. you do not seem to eat any thing," said the stork, with great nai vete, when he had fiuished the bottle. " No, said the fci significantly, " I am waiting for the second course." "What is that? asked the stork blandly. ht jrk stuned with olives, shrieked the fox, in a very pronounce j manner, and immediately dispatched him. moral True bospitality obliges tbe host to sacrifice himself for his guests. III. THE WOLF ASD THE LAMB A wolf, one day, drinking from a run ning stream, observed a lamb also drinking from the same stream at some distance from him. 'I have yet to learn," said the wolf. addressing the lamb with dignified se verity, "what right you have to muddy tbe stream from wbicb 1 am drinking. "Your premises are incorrect, re plied the lamb, with bland politeness, for if you will take tbe trouble to examine the current critically, you will observe that it flows from you to me, and tbat any disturbance of sediment here would be, so far as yon are con cerned, entirely local." "Possibly you are right, returned the wolf, "but if I am not mistaken, you are the person who, two years ago, usea some influence against me at tbe primaries. "impossible, replied tue lamb; ' two years ago I was not born." Ab ! well, added the wolf, com posedly, "I am wrong again. Bnt it( innBt convince every intelligent person who has listened to this conversation that I am altogether insane, and conse quently not responsible for my actions." With this remark, be at once dis patched the lamb, and was triumphantly acquitted. Moral This fable teaches us bow erroneous may be the popular imprts sion in regard to the distribution of alluvium and the formation of river deltas. Mrs. Siduon's Lady Randolph. Macready says in his reminiscences in speaking f f Mrs. Siddoos : Bat who that had ever eeen it eonld forget ber performance of ' Lady Bandolph ? In tbe part of Mrs. Beverly the image of conjugal devotion was set off with every charm of grace and winning softness. In Lidy Bandolph thq sorrows of widow hood and the n" 'ural fondness of the chieftain's daughter assumed a loftier demeanor, but still the mother's heart showed itself above all power of repression by conventional control. In her first interview with Norval, pre sented as Lord Randolph's defender from the assassin, the mournful admira tion of her look, as she fixed her gaze upon him, plainly told that tbe tear which Bandolph served to start in her eye was nature's parental instinct in the presence of ber son. The violence of her agitation while listening to Old Norval's narration of the perils of her infant seemed beyond her power longer to eontrol, and the words, faintly artic ulated, as if the last effort of a mental agony, "Was he alive ? ' sent an electric thrill through the audience. In dis closing the secret of his birth to Norval and acknowledging herself as his moth er, how exquisite was the tenderness with which she gave loose to the indul gence of her affections. As be knelt before her she wreathed ber Sogers in bis hair, parted it from his brow, in silence looking into hia features to trace there the resemblance of the husband of her love, theu dropping on her knes and throwing her arms around him, she showered kisses on him, and again fastened her eyes on him, repeating the lines: 'Imago of Douglas ! Frnit of fatal love! All that I owe thy Hire I pay to thee! Her parting instructions, under the influence of her fears for her son's safe ty, were most affoctionately delivered. When he had fallen nnder the treacher ous stab of Glenalvon she had sunk in a state of insensibility on his body. On the approach of Bandolph and Anna she began to recover recollection. To liaoilolpu's excuses her short aud rapid repiy, "tif thee 1 think not ! spoke ber lndinerence nj disregard of every worldly thing beyond the beloved ob ject stretched in death before her. leaning over him, and gazing with despairing fondness on his face, she ti"k out, iu neartrenaing ones : "Mynon! My sou! My beantirnl brave ! How frond wa j Of thee, and of thy valor: mv fonil ht.rt O'ertlowetl thix day with transport .-en I Of ftrowiiiK old amiilxt a race of thine." The augniKh of her soul seemed at length to have struck her brain. The silence of her fixed and vacant stare was terrible, broken at last by a lond and frantic laugh that made the hearers s'undder. Hlie then sprang up, and with a few self-questioning words, indicating her purpose of self-destruction, hurried in the wild madness of desperation from the scene. How to rat An Orange. Always, ou a Southern gentleman's table, the dessert of oranges is furnished with small silver fruit knives and spoons. The orango is held in the napkin jrnst asfyou hold an egg and with the slender poiotof the knife a circular incision is made in the atom-end of the orange, and the stem core is nicely taken out, leaving an orifh-n largo ciiongh to admit, t he egg H.i.n. The oraiix itt held and eaten t lien, just like goiiruiHiidu rat an t-ag iu its own shell ; and the skill ami graxe wi!h whieli Hum in done, that is, without soiling jour tinkers or napkin - are, as in the same process with the egg ; a test of good breeding. I have known the most inexpert persons to master the few difficulties in the way after two or three efforts ; and their sat isfuction was an infinitely pleaBant sight. To hostesses who liko to have their table pieserve in some degree, at the close of an entertainment, the beauty which daszle tbe guests upon entering, this method is most desirable. Ser vants let me put in a plea for the silent ones whose interests are too seldom re- gurdedare spar, d the tedious duty of gathering up the fragments, and gutsts who look with dismay at this tempting apple of the ilesptriiies, can thns eniov it as they never did before. Ouly the delicious nectar of the frnit is eaten with the more delicate pulp: the tough fibre of which, indeed, there is very lit' li in au orange plucked from the tree nnder its own skies being left in th shell. Josh Billings' pajings. Habits are often az riaikilous az they are Btrocg ; yu often see folks who kaitt pick np a pair of tongs without spitten on their hands fust. Very great minds are seldom fully appreciated bi the age they live in. It iz easier .to get a friend than to keep one. Politeness makes all the other accom plishments eazy and agreeable. If yu don't respekt ynrseif, how can yu expekt others to do it for yu ? it iz very hard to lose sight uv poor relashuns, bnt we often have to hunt np onr rich ones. Sudden wealth seldnm comes by honesty. He who kan whistle one tune need never be entirely lonesome. lhe strongest friendships l nave ever notised have been between thoze who thought differently, but akted alike. J t iz mighty onsartin what a lazy boy or a big snaik will amount to. He who iz afraid ov work iz a koward in everything else. If yu are anxious to beknm famous, yu mnst be willing to be abuzed. Lies are not the only things that cum home to roost ; all evel things do. The experience of life has taught me that there iz more happintss among the lowly than the great. Honesty once lost may be recovered. batmodesty never kan. Time is a grate physician ; it cures broken hearts, broken heads and even broken crockery. I have alwussed, and I stick to it yet, that he who repents ov sin iz a stronger and a safer man than he who don't comit it. Tbe slowest time on rekord is skule time, and the fastest iz sparkin time. The man who is alwuss prepared for good or bad luck, and treats them both alike, is a hero. I beleave all thoze who have made themcelfs common enemies ov mankind hav died a violent death. Take away the fear of the law and i had rather liv amnng tbe howling beasts ou the desert than aniung man kind. He who forgifs another forgifs him self, for we are all ov ns gilty ov about the same sins. The obituary notiss of menny an old man iz only tbis: "Jolin Aloe, died, aged ninety-four years." specialtys are what wins m this world. A jak ov all trades is like a man with fleas all over bim he is-too bizzy with the fleas to do ennytbing well. You will of tin see grate learning and folly close together, for he who sees grate things plainly iz oftin apt to see little things dimly. The fear ov the rod iz more powerful than the use ov it. Truth iz simple so simple that the phoolish often mistake it for weakness. " Happy as a clam, is a very common comparison, bnt it always struck me as being rather klammy. If a man could get rid of himself, solitude would be a good-place for many of them to go to. The devil always keeps the guide boards that lead to his dominions fresh lettered and in good order. There are no people who get snubbed of tener than those who are always stick ing their noses into futurity. If you expect to win with a lie, you have got to play it quick. Macready. A reviewer of Macready's reminis cences and diaries says : He came into contact with most of the eminent men and women of his time, and lived on intimate tero.s with n any of them. No actor since Gorrick had so completely won a place in what is called society ; and Macready had won it by his own strength and skill. There are innumer able memoranda of dinners at his own house during tbe last twenty year.- of his professional life, which, judging by the company assembled, must have been as agreeable as any then taking place. He had relations with all the eminent actors of the century, from Mis. Siddons and Master Betty down to Mile. Bachel and Miss Cnshman. He played young Norval to Mrs. Sid- dons's Lady Bandolph, and was called into the great actress's room after the play to receive some stately but nioRt benignant and intelligent advice. Mis account of the scene suggests to some trembling young aspirant admitted to a supernatural interview with the sacred Muse iu person! He has a number of sketches of Edmund Kean, who, ac cording to his account, played at times very badly ; and also of the Kembles, whom he evidently disliked, and con cerning whom we should say his testi mony mnst be taken with allowance. Speaking afterwards (very intelligently) of Mile. Bachel, he t-avs that in many points she was inferior to Miss O'Neil a statement that renews one's regrets at having been born too late to see this actress, concerning whose mastery of the pathetic contemporary evidenoe is so singularly unanimous. But there are some remarks in one of his letters lute in life about Bistori which are strangely nnappreciative, and which confirm one's impression that his own acting and the acting he admired had little of the natural realistic quality that we admire so much nowadays. We get a sense, however, that, natural or not, the English stage in Macready's younger years was in some ways a more resectable institntion than it is now. The number of provincial theatres was greater : small country towns had fre quent visitations of players ; and the most accomplished actors did not think it beneath their dignity to play short or secondary parts. Macready, in the 'illness of nis yonntrer reputation, Played Friar Lawrence, Prospero, and tioBfc.,h Surface. A GitHvtT Contest Between Bare back Iliiirsns. James Kobiuson, the great champfoti bareback rider of the worm, broke his engagement with Wil son, of Wilsou's-. California circus, to ride in Kan Pranrf po against Charley tish, a riding elia&jnpion fresh from Kurope, for $I0,(mmi a'eido, and the gold diamond studded belt ott the world. Wilson has commenced- suit against Bobinson, the rider, for S;0,tK)0 dam ages, ltohineon is the fuVorite with " rnuicin iiroaers, jho, it is said, have staked over a half million dollars on trio result. in 1:-. - . - . 1 xiifjr urn ruling iu itinntgimory t,neen a i-irniiH and meungi'ito, itmlVthe great 'litimi-iiin win lutvcyjis Jianda I t' get. away w" to lie fh i'iifoil ' NO I'llHUCrl . f "r :-.-c . . ' ' this (ipeHsioit, " "'" - Jl i I HILL AM. B MADHE CARHOI-I. Oiv m to eat ! O Father in Thy (?arnr Tbtfiltlii rain i storef, Thv purple ifrappt batiK htary lu th Tilltafff. Tby harvest fleM with promisee are BCoreil To eat, for I wo wearily liave fatel. Ami et n y Kindred call ou uie for bread. On rue, whot-e harvesting the worm tia Iilr.wted. On me, with haudR iu liell'Iesnn m outspread ! Give me to drink O Father, lu Thy Harden The n.itntniiM ever ll.w, I hear tt eir oohne plash and fee tbem utitter, .i, -pour their fullness on these panris below To drink, I am so weak acd faint with Roint To broken cisterns that ean hold no rain. Then lead nje n'nh to that nrh overnowiuR. Let my parched lit s Thy clip of Kladurss drain! So prayed niy soul in heaviness of sorrow, tio J even as t crisd IJread, inatma sweet, was broken at my table. And crjstnl-brininied the fc-obtet close beside. Eren bef-ae tuev call,' is it not a ritteu ? The banquet hall awaits the tardy giideta, The fa'int. the thirstv and the lauitlie-tntUlen Have but to cry, God'a love outruns the rest. " " And it shall come to pass tbat before they call I will answer; and while they are yet Gpciaing I will hear, Isaiih, lv, 24. HATTIE HVWE. I am Hattie Hyde, an old maid, at least not a young one, and I intend to remain so. Bu. I came very near getting married last spring, and I will tell you how it happened. I am thirty five, and not absolutely ugly at least, when I look in the glass, I see reflected there a good fresh com plexion, sparkling hazel eyes, and an abundance of brown hair. I might have married two or three times, only I wasn't really in love. But when Clarence Raymond came down to spend the vacation with his aunt Mrs. Riohford I must confess to a little womanly flutter around the heart, for he was tall and handsome, and, in short, just the hero of romance that I had always dreamed about. " Hattie," said Mrs. Bichford we were quite confidential friends, and ea led one anc her Hattie and Pamela, and borrowed each other's books, and all sort of things ; " Hattie, I think Clorence rathsr fancies yon." Do you? said I. feeling the tell tale blushes coming into my face, and my heart began to thru up beneath the pretty lace tuckers of Valenciennes and pink ribbon that I had taken to wear ing every day. '1 am certain of it, said Mrs. rticb- ford ; " and how nice it will be to have you for a cousin." les. It was vrry nice to be engaged. He gave me a lovely cameo rinf. choicer and more antique than any dia mond could have been. It had been his mother's ring, he said. and he repeated the most delicious poetry, and vowed that it expressed the very sentiments of his heart. And we bad wanderings in tne cool. fern scented woods, and I began to wonder whether I should be married in white satin or a dove colored traveling- dress, and pink ribbons in my hat. One evening, tu-t after Ularence bad returned to his unavoidable engagement in the city, old Uncle Elnathan came to visit me. Uncle Elnathan was one of those per sons of whom we are apt to ask, " Wby were they ever created ?" lie was a venerable old gentleman, with long silver hair, that fell over the collar of his bottle-green coat, and cloth gaiters that irresistibly reminded one of a black pussy cat, and he took snuff and talked through his nose. " Harriet, said Uncle jMnatnan, is this true ?'.' ' Is what true, uncle ?" "All tbis fol-de-rol about your being engaged to a man ten years younger than yourself. Harriet ! Harriet ! I thought vou had better sense." " It's only five years, uncle, said I, pouting, " and I suppose I have a right to get engaged witnont sending to you for a permit." " Harriet, tbis is not a subject to be flippant about," said Uncle Elnathan. " ion may uepend upon it, tnat tnis young man is a mere fortune nunter. You have property, Harriet, and he has found it out." Uncle!" I cned. starting up, "I will not listen tamely to such aspersions upon the character of one who " " Well, my dear, you neean i gen ex cited," f aid the intolerable old gentle man, tapping his hand upon the lid of his silver snuff-box. You are not a child. Harriet, nor yet a sentimental school girl. Let's talk the matter calmly over." I decline to discuss it, Bir, was my dignmed reply. " aiy mino is made up and no amount of meddling interference can induce me to alter it." But aren t von lust a little pert to wards your old UdoIo, Hattie ? " So mv Uncle went away, silver bair. enuff box, pussy gaiters, and all, and I sat down to make a memorandum of the things I should require for my wedding outfit. For I had resolved. to make an especial journey to London on that business. Ab, the delight of reveling over counters full of choice, hlmy lacs, billows of br.Jal silk, oceans of tulle! it brought the color to my cheeks only to think of it. And besides, was it not necessary that Clarence s wife should have all that custom required ? I didn t care for myself, so mucti, but I was determined not to disgrace Clarence. So one radiant September day, when the sky was as blue as blue ribbon, and the very leaves hung motionless in the yellow atmosphere, like ships at another on a sea of gold, I took the early train from C with a purse full of money, buttoned in an under pocket of my polonaise. I had read an sorts oi nornu stories about pickpockets, and didn't mean to part with my bank notes except for value received. I felt a little fluttered at first, and scarcely ventured to look around me, for it seemed that everydody must know that I was going to London to buy my wedding outfit. If I attempt to tell you anything about the adventures of that day I know I shall not succeed. Women could perhaps understand how I felt in tbat fairy land of those great circles of fashion that exist only in London glittering halls where the poor sewing girl or the laborer's wife are treated witu as mucn consideration and respect as the millionaire's lady or the young damsel who can't get on. a glove for tbe diamond ring on ber tin irer. I bought the wedding dress, white rep silk and a veil of tulle, suspended from a garland ot orange blossoms, and I selected a blue silk, and a peocb col ored silk, and a maroon silk, and dear me ! what is the use of cataloguing them all? Other girls hove been bridns elect be fore me, and they all know juBt how it all was. And as for those who haven't, just let them wait until their turn comes. And then as the sun began to decline on its western way, I felt excessively and nnromanticallv hungry. " Is thero a nice ladies' dining-room near here I 1 asked Oue of the shopmen went wit h me to the door to point out a glittering estab lishment, with its windows full of hot house fruits, and morsels of paces and delicately tinted cakes. IVarme! London in the place to feel out' msignilicance. I do not think t.hnt f Flnttie llyd. " whole coiu'h' t over the floor an restaurant. before to poii "BKFUKK TIIKV CALL SWKK." ling with riit, glass and silver, aud another following on behind carrying my traveling-bag aud parasol ; while an elfgaut French man, curled and perfumed, stood in the middle of the duor bowing as if he were under eternal obligations to me for so much as coming in his establish ment. I sat down, feeling much as if I were an imposter, venturing meekly to look around a little after the waiter had sim mered away. Then, for the first time, I noticed a superbly dressed young lady one or two tables beyond, in a lively nat. itn a long, lilac willow plume, and hair like a shower of gold. " Oh, how pretty she is," thonght I. ' How proud her lover must be of her." I leaned the least bit in the world forward, to see the j oung man iu ques tion. Good heaven ! It was Clareuce. And as I sat staring, completely con cealed from his view by the golden hair and the lilac willow plume, I could hear his light, peculiar laugh. "You wouldn't have me yourself, Kate," said he ; " you have only your self to blame for it."' " That's no reason you should throw yourself away," pouted the lady. " She's a desperate old maid." said Clarence, " as old as the hills and twice as antiquated. Bnt she's got the money. A man in my position has got to lcok out for your money, you know, Kate. Would yon like to see her photograph ?" " And then the two beads were close together for an instant, and the young lady's rippling laugh mingled with Clarence's mellower tones. "The idea of carrying such a thing next to onr heart I" said she. " It does seem rather outrageous, don't it ? said he. " But when we are married all that sort of thing will be over. I'll see that she finds her level." Yes, when ! thonght I, now thorough ly disenchanted. And I got up and hurried out of the restaurant, nearly stumbling over a tray, a dish of oysters and a cup of ooftee. " I I've obanged my mind," flinging a r-overeign toward him. mind those oysters." I took the next train to C- ' said T, "Never , and wrote a scratching note to Clarence the same evening. Do you want to know what was in it ? Of course, like all women's letters, the best part of it was in the postscript: " Oar engagement is at an end, H. H." " P. S. The next time you examine ladies photographs in a crowded res taurant, it might be well to examine your neighbors." Clarence had some sense after all. He never came near me with useless apologies. I gave the wedding dress to little Dorothy Miller, who was to be married in October, and couldn't affoid a trous- sean. I suppose I shall wear out the blue and the peach color and the maroon in time. Oh, I forgot to say that Mrs. Bich ford was very angry. It seemed that Clarence had prom ised to pay her a hundred pounds that he had borrowed of her when he got hold of my money. And I am thankful from the bottom of my heart that I still remain Hattie Hyde. A Portrait of Pocahontas. The Bichmond (Va.) Journal says: Doctor James Beale has deposited in the state library a portrait of the Indian princess Pocahontas to whom many of our leading Virginia families trace their origin, which was painted in 1830 by the elder Sully from the origiaal portrait in the possession ot tbe liollmg family. This portrait makes Pocahontas a very pretty woman of about twenty years ot age. and clothed in the upper crust tog gery prevalent in the nation of her father, King Powhatan. A copy of this portrait is published m the "History of the Indian Tribes," now in the state ibrary among those of one hundred and . twenty other distinquished aboriginals taken from the Indian gallery of the department of war at Washington. The portrait deposited bv Dr Beale is an exact copy by the elder Sully, made in 1830, of an original portrait ot iroca hontan, painted bstween the years 1616 and 1617, during her visit to England, in company with her husban'd, John Bolfe. The remains of the original portrait were in 1843 in possesion of Dr. Thomas Bobinson, in Petersburg, Vir ginia. Mr. B. M. Sully, the artist in trusted with the duty of reproducing the portrait, took great pains and per fectly succeeded iu his undertaking. Thomas Bolfe, son of Pocahontas, was born at Plymouth. Hdigland, in lhlb. soon after his mother arrived there, and his mother died in Grayesend in 1617. Her son, af er his arrival at man's estate, returned to Virginia and married, and died, leaving an only child, John Boi ling, whose daughter, Jane, married Biuhard Randolph, of Curies, in the county of Henrico, state of Virgi ia. Bylarid Randolph, son of the latter, pro cured from England the original por traits of John Bolfe and Pocahontas and placed them where they hung for many years in his mansion at Tuckey Island. Mr. Bandolph died in i tai, wnen pom pictures, pasted into the possession of Thomas Boiling, of Cobbs, in Chester field county. These pictures are named in an enumeration of the estate of Mr. Bandolph recorded in Henrico county court in 1784. How the Ladies Assist the London Re vivalists. Messrs. Moody and Sankey. the re vivalists who have succeeded in awaken ing such grand religious demonstrations in England, despite the protests of eome of the eminent divines, both Catholic and Protestant, are receiving efficient aid in their work from the devout women of London. Tuey do not mount the public rostrum, but go about the city distributing tracts and organizing com mitttes for "houf-e-to-bouse visitations. By their constant labors in this direction the crowds that have attended the preachings of the American revivalist and his co-worker have gradually in creaBed since their advent into the great metropolis. The ladies conduct monster tea-meetings for the poor. The latter are thus gathered together in large numbers, and it is comparatively easy then to persuade them that their souls need the evangelical tutelage of Messrs. Moody and bankey. This may seem somewhat ludicrous, but it is said that without these tea-drinkings not even Mr. Moody can attract the sinners in the south and east of London. ' 'Certain it is," says a correspondent, "that iu the north, whore as yet there has been no tea-drinking, the attempt of the evangel ists to reach down to the masses has been thus far futile." The principle involved in this tea-drinking expedient may be suggestive of good to the revi valists on this side of the waterB. The longevity of toads is again under discussion, owing to a discovery made near Orsay. lu digging up a garden some workmen nnearthed some terra cotta vanes, which they at first snpposed to contain treasure. Ou breaking them, however, two live toads were found clad in green velvet. This strange attire showed that they must bo at least 200 years old, us an ancient treatise on magic and ilemonology titntiomi Hint at the beginning of the seventeenth century sorcerers dressed up toads in this maimer for the Hohitiveiuent of twtni.i eh..rm t.'oing to the llentist. I like to come across a man with the toothache. There's something so pleas ant about advisiCg him to stud cotton in it, to uste camphor, efef7soti, pepper mint, and "relief," that I alwaj'a foel better after civing if. I have been there had an aching snng, and I know just how it feels. It used to wnko me Up at night and make me mad at coon, and set me to swear ing early in the morning. I didn't meet man or woman bnt what they advised me. One said that a hot knitting needle pushed down on the root was excellent ; another said that, opium was au excellent thing ; and others said that it must be dug out by the dentist. If I sat down to dinner that old tooth began to growl. If I went to bed, or got up, or went to a party, or staved at borne, it growled just the same. It wasn't always a growl. Sometimes it was a jump that made my hair stand up, and again a sort of cutting pain that made me make up faces at the baby, slam doors and break windows. I ate Cotton, peppermint, camphor and opium until I got black in the face, and that old song kept right on. I prtt bags of hot ashes to my cheek, appl ed must ard, held my head in the oven, took a sweat, and the ache still ached. After the third week neighbors didn't desire to let their boys pass my house, and hawkers and book canvassitrs went round another street. I was becoming a menagerie, and at Tub I decided to have my tooth out. I decided to, and then I decided not to. I changed my mind four times iu cne afternoon, and at last I weut. The dentist was glad to see me. He said that if he eonld not take the tooth out without hutting me he would give me a million. It go5 easier as he talked, and I con cluded not to have it pulled. I started down stairs, but a jump caught me, and I rushed back. He said he would look at it ; perhaps it did not need pulling at all, bnt he could kill the nerve. By dint of flattery he got me in the chair. Then he softly inserted a knife and cut away the gums. I looked np and said I would kill him, but he beg ged me not to said the cutti g was all the pain there was in it. He finally got me to ie back and open my mouth, and then be slipped in his forceps, and closed tbem round the tooth. " Ohsordordonborosoforsor ! I cried. But he dind't pay any attention to it. He drew in a full breath, grasped the forceps tightly, and then he pulled. Great spoons 1 bnt didn't it seems as if my head was going 1 I tried to shout, grasped at him, kicked, and then he held up tbe old snag, and said : " There. I guess you won't feel any more aching." I leaped down and bugged mm. i promised bim ten millions ; I told him to make my home his house forever ; I hugged him again. I shook hands with everybody in the street, kissed my wife, bougnt tue oany a aozen raiue- uoxes m a heap, and it seemed to me as if the world was too small for me, I was so happy. The White House. The presidential mansion is just one mile and a half from the Capitol. It stands on elevated ground, and forms a conspicuous object in the landscape, seen from a distance. It is an old fashioned, cumbrous-looking edifice, with a double porch, immense windows, and has the appearance of a cross be tween a demoralized Greek temple and a New England village town house. It is 170 feet in length, by 8i feet in depth, and is two stories in height. The en trance hall is 50 feet in length by 40 in width, the two parlors which flank it 30 by 25 feet, while the famous east room is 80 ti 40, requiring five hundred yards Lof carpeting. The height of these rooms is 22 feet. A writer, some time since, in describing these apartments happily says they are as "home-like as a connected series of meeting-houses." The reader who has never penetrated the my steries of the presidential mansion may be astonished to know that the entire first floor is public property, and that the care of it does not at all apper tain to the household arrangements of the occupying family. The private portion of the building is confined to part of the second story and three rooms in the basement. The remainder of the second story is occupied by the presi dent s offices. At tbe foot of the en trance hall is the "oval room, whioh is flanked by the two square parlors. From the one on tli9 right the visitor enters the large dining room; from that on the left, the banquetir g or east room. Iu these rooms are held the presidential levees and receptions, lhey are gorge ously furnished, and the amount of paneling, ana glass, ana gin, ana mir rors, and gingerbread work is absolutely pain ful to behold. There has been little change in their df corations and arrange ments for the last forty years. The furniture and carpets have been renewed and re renewed, but witn a sort ot re ligious veneration for the taste of the original upholsterers, the general ap pearance and enect nas oeen retained. The American Centennial lurown la the Shade. The .Tananese have iust been celebrat ing the 2,535th anniversary of the Ris ing nun in granasiyie. nuumu xouuu, ton firat emoeror. was the fifth iu de scent from the Sun-goddess, Ten Sho Dai Jin, and the present mikado claims nnhrnken descent from mm. iub na tional celebration was heightened in in terest by the fact that during the pre- year japan naa emergen gloriously in success and honor from f ha Trnrmosnn affair. Then an imperial princess had been born, thus preserving the line of twenty, five centures. Finally, the day marked the seventh year of the restoration of the mikado to ancient power, after the milit.arv nsnr-ation of 670 years, and the fact that the country could now boast at once of a true nationality, a united purpose, a settled government and amicable foreign relations, lo cap the climax of their joy, the English aud French soldiers that had been stationed on the soil of Japan since 1863 were to be removed February l.itn. Even the tycoon, from his exile in Shidzonka, comes forth to help on the national joy ana prosperity ; ior jvcim, as the lost tycoon is called, though politically the qnandom head of a hoary nnnrnnt.ion- 1H TjerSOnailV ail ttwu'u- plished and benevolent gentleman, who rejoices iu his country's welfare, and, to prove it, has presented to one of the pnblic libraries, in Tokio, 1,000 works, many of them rare and very valuable. comprising many tnonsauu vomui. Mode Ureases. A Paris correspondent writes : The Bon Marche has recently had au exhi bit ion of mode dresses. The vast bIiow rooms of the silk department presented the curious and novel spectacle of a rirocession of gorgeously attired though headless dames. Some of these toilets are excessively pretty, while others were rather too showy for perfect good taste. Iu this category must be placed a bril liant dress of poppy-red silk, trimniet: with scarfs aud drapery of white surah, An olive green drsss trimmed with folds of plaid iu white and olive greeu was verv striking. A tunic and saeque in ecru loee over a richly trimmed skirt of palest rose-pink, anil enuglit. up bohin with laige pule pink bows, was one.o the prt-ttirst. ilrtanea exhibited. Some of these toilet were liuwhed out to the mitiufwt dftoils even to Hia snn-iim brella suspended by a chain from the waist-Kelt. Tbe most daring combina tion of color I have yet seen is a seal f of deep poppy-red worn with a dark plum-colored satin. The effect, though startling, was admirable, but m min gling two such showy and widely con trasting colors the utmost care is neces sary in selecting the tints that exactly correspond in tone HOUSEHOLD HINTS. Stew-Pash. A great mistake is made in American kitchens in not using tbe tin-lined copper stew paps instead of the porcelain-lined, which burns far more readily and is not at all durable. No danger may be apprehended from the copper, as tbe tin can always be re placed at slight expense. Plain Charlotte. Spread slices of nice, -light bread with butter and fruit jelly; place layers of these in a deep bowl and pour over rich, thick cream, sweetened and flavored with lemon. Beat whites of e?gs with jelly aud pile high on the top, with drops of crimton and yellow jelly upon it. To Make Ginoeb Loap. To four pounds of dough add one pound of raw sugar, half a pound of batter, one ounce and a half of caraway seeds, one ounce and a half of groand ginger. B ike in the usual way. It very much resembles Scotch hot cross buns. It makes a very nice cake, either for tea or lunch. To Keep Books from Damp. -A few drops of any kind of perfumed oil will secure books and manuscript from the deteriorating effects of mold and damp. The species of leather so extensively used by book-binders, owes its power of withstanding the effects of these destructive agents to the tar of the birch tree bttula alba. Old-Fashioned Election Cake. Tike two thirds of a pint of thin Indian-meal gruel, then add one cup of sugar, one-half cup of butter, one cup of yeast, cassia and cloves to suit the taste, and about a quart of flour. Set in a warm place to raise over night. In the morning put it into a buttered pan, and if allowed to stand awhile be fore baking it will be lighter than if baked immediately. Fricasseed TRrpE.Cleanse tripe well from the fat, cut it into pieces about two inches broad and four long, put in to a stew-pan and cover with milk and water ; let it boil till tender. Slice two Spanish onions and put in a stew-pan with one fourth pound of butter ; salt, pepper and nutmeg to flavor, and let them brown ; put this sauce with the tripe, add the juice of a lemon, and serve very hot. A Cement Withstanding Heat and Moisture. Pore white lead, or zino white, ground in oil, and used very thick, is an excellent cement for mend ing broken crockery-ware ; but it takes a very long time to harden. It is well to put the mended objects in some store room, and not to look at it for several weeks or even months. It will tben be found so firmly united that if ever again broken it will not part on the line of the former fracture. Bullock's Liver. Cut the liver in scores and salt it with two pounds of salt for a fortnight, then let it drain dry for three days, then rub in two ounces of several kinds of spice, according to your judgment, and all sorts of sweet herbs chopped very fine ; also a good seasoning of onions and snalots. Tben hang it in a dry cellar for a time, and tben put it in a Dag for nse. A small piece is sufficient to make gravy lor hares, ducks, etc. It will keep many months, and be useful to use in the summer. Apples in Imitation op Ginger. T three pounds of very hard apples take two pounds of loaf sugar ana a quarter of a pound of the best white ginger. Put these in layers (having llrst sliced the apples in eight pieces ana cored them) alternately in a wide-mouthed ar. Next day infuse an ounce or wmte ginger, well bruised, in about a pint of boiling water ; let it stand till the next day. Then put in the apples that have been two days in the ginger. Simmer slowly until the apples look clear. X axe great care not to break the pieces. Sweet Potato Pone. Take twelve or fifteen nice sweet potatoes (yams always preferred), boil them until well done ; then peel, mash with a pestle or rolling- pin, acd rub through a sieve to get out all strings or tough fibres ; now add sugar to taste, half-dozen eggs, butter to make it very rich, ground cloves, nutmeg and swtet milk enough to make it the consistency of custard ; you can pour the mixture in a buttered pan, and bake. Nioe fresh lara can be used in stead of butter, but in smaller quantity. Potatoes are a standard article of food on most tables, but they are often so badly cooked that they are neither palatable nor wholesome. As a break fast dish they are excellent. We like them prepare 1 thus: Select the smaller ones leaving the larger ones for dinner scrape off the skins of new potatoes, put them into cold water for ten min- . , i i - V i 1 .1 utes, nave water ooinng, iuu ouuai mem twenty minutes ; pour off the water and add a cup of milk or cream, and thicken it with a little flour and butter rubbed together. Butter never floats on the surface when mixed with flour thns, nor does the flour trouble you with lumps. It is just as well, however, to leave out the buter, mixing the flour with a little cream. rrairie farmer. The Housewife's Table The fol lowing is a very valuable housewife s table, by whioh persons not having scales and weights at hand may readily measure the article wanted to form any recipe without the trouble of weighing, allowance to be made for an extraordi nary dryness or moisture of the articles weighed or measured : Wheat flour, 1 pound is 1 quart. Indian meal, 1 pound 2 ounces are 1 quart. Butter, when sotr, i pound is i quart. Loaf-sugar, broken, 1 pound is 1 on art. ' . . -. i . . . . Wbite sugar, powaereu, pouuu jl ounce are 1 quart. Best brown sugar. 1 pound ounces are 1 quart. Ten eggs are 1 pound. Sixteen large tablespoocfuls are 1 pint. rJigbt large iatiespooniniB are j piuu Four large tablespoonsf uls are 1 gill. Two gills are a half pint. A common-sized tumbler holds half a pint. An orainary teacup is i gi 11. A large wine-glass is 1 gill. A large tablesponfal is half an onnoe. Forty drops are equal to one tea- spoonful. l our teaspooniuis are equal to tablespoonful. Protection Irom trost. lo pre vent, frost from injuring fruit blossoms in orchards and vineyards, a few hours preparation, in having on hand a supply of wet and dry sawdust, suaviugs, leaves. or straw, witn a good tnermometer dicates the approach of frost. Theu, with a cart, small heaps of dry leaves are deposited about tbe orchard or vineyard and set on fire. Immediately after, each beau set on fire is. covered with wet leaves, causing it to evolve one enormous volume of smoke, which at once Bottles in clouds over the orchard. Thns all around, but esiiecially ou the windward side, the heavy cloud of smoke effectually prevents the frost from kill ing the fruit blossoms. Iu Peru the viueyards are thus pla'jol high u;i on SAYI.NtJS AND UOISHS. If you want to, get a boy into the habit of walking lop-sided let him have a pihtol-pocket in his trousers. An Iowa court has decided that it is not legal for a farmer to hitch his wife up with a mule, no matter how anxious be is to plow. It is probable that tobacco was intro duced among the natives of western Africa by European sailors and slave dealers. In 1607 the negroes at Sierra Leone were cultivating the weed, and smoking was common among both sexes. Speaking about the ladies' fashions it is worthy of remark that there has been this year a revival of calicoes. It is said that Madame Thiers, who now sets tbe Paris fashions, instead of the Empress Eugenie, is responiible for their restored favor in the fashionable world. Kino Louis, of Bavaria, is the pet of lady newspaper correspondents, who go into ecstooieB over him by the oolt"n His mustache is blonde, his vo light tenor, and his character so bl less as f ally to account for the tt entertained in less moral courts th is not quite sane. How sweet ia a perfect understan between man and wife. ' He wai ' , smoke cigars when he wanted them, he was to give her ten cents every he indulged in one. He kept his w and every time she got fifty cents a) he'd borrow it and buy cigars. An they were happy. He was a rich American in Pans discovered that an unpleasant-loc - , fellow followed him every day morning till night. He became easy and diplomatic inquiry was whether the man who watched was nected with the police. As a rest much negotiation the unpleasant son was arrested, and proved to. gatherer of bnts of cigars. Th American smoked only famous brands and smoked them only half up, and it paid to follow him. M. de la Bastte having made' glass " . elastic and malleable by plunging it when heated into an oil batb, two nue- sian experimenters have turned their ingenuity to the opposite extreme, and m have recently discovered a method of making glass so hard and unyielding that it can neither be bent nor broken, and may be plunged, red hot into cold water without injury. Indestructible lamp-chimneys and window-panes that defy snow-balls are among the least of the advantages expected from this invention. When a street-oar is crammed full, and the scrawny little off-mule is bleed ing from the cuts it has received in fall ing on the track while straining to start the great load of human selfishness be hind it, and the driver ia lashing and cursing the poor creature to make time, there is always a woman, and some times a man, standing on a corner a square ahead, waiting to get on and add something to the woes of that mule. If this wretched animal has the power to think one solitary thought, it muBt be that he thinks how grateful he ought to be that he is not to go to Heaven, where men and women go, when he dies. The Milwaukee News has heard from Old BlifTkins again. Tbis time he has been in terrible trouble. He went to a wedding the other evening, leaving hia young wife at home. At about two - . . . . . 1 4 i .1 oolooK in tne morning u iicu his mansion with a pretty good supply of whisky and champagne in him, and as he entered tne iront ooor, mmutnug to himself, " Two souls (hie) wis buzzer single thought," a tall figure in white nabbed turn oy tne couar auu jumis" him into the back room, ana a sweet voice said, " Stop your noise, or 1 11 knock the poetry out of you 1". And then BlifT knew it was his wife, and he leaned up against the coal-stove and wept that he ever attenaea a wouumg of any description. How many poor women there have been and are, whose pathetic story is told in those ten homely lines : Here lies an old woman who always was tired For she lived in a house where help waan t Her laBMrordii on earth were, " Dear friends, Where aweeping ain't done, nor churning, nor And e'vOTtning there will be just to my For where they don't eat there's no washing of dishes. ... , . I'll be where the loud anthems win alwaya be But, ha'ving no voice, I'll get rid of the eing- Don't mourn for me now, and don't mourn for me never, ... a For I'm going to do nothing for ever and ever. credited with the fol lowing description of tbe Washington monument," as seen from the dome of the capitol : " Still in the distance, but on this side of the water, and close to its edge, the menument to the father of his country towers out of the mud sacred soil is the customary term. It has the aspect of a factory cnimney witu the top broken oft The skeleton of a decaying s'affoldiog lingers about its summit, and tradition says that the spirit of Washington often comes down and sits on those rafters to enjoy this tribute of respect which the nation has reared as the symbol of its unappeas able gratitude. Tbe monument mio finished some day, and at that tune our Washington will have risen still hiRber in the nation's veneration, and will be known as the great great-grandfather of his country. Tne memorial stands in a quiet, pastoral loeality, ttmt is full of reposeful expression, with a glass you can see the cow sheds about ' -a.i A A J eliAATl Vl 1 Tt. it base, and tne ooukjuwju ';i bling pebbles in the desert solitudes that surround it, and the tired pig dozing in the holy calm of its protect ing shadow." The Pope Will He Ceme t America T The correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph at Paris writes: The correspondent of the Debate in Borne writes thus: The appointment of an American cardinal is an act more im portant than has been generally sup posed. At the same time the pope nominated a considerable number of bishops for the United States. The prelate who carries to Monsignor MoClosky his bemtta will not perform a mere act of ceremony; he is charged with a most important mission. The holy see has firmly resolved to transport itself to the United States, should the stay in Bome become insupportable. It knows well that neither France nor Austria could give it asylum withont an almost certain risk of war with uermany. It is doubtful whether England would maintain the offer she once made of tbe island of Malta, and Spain in too muoli disturbed for the pope to think aeriony of refuge there, ut least under mriBting eircuniBtanoes. We mart not forget that the saint siege bss taken the pre caution to create a considerable reserve fund, which would be by no meai.-s useless in the states. This reserve doca not count hundreds of millions, as some papers, unused to cleulation, are pleased to declare, bnt it amounts to over forty millions (Xl.dOO.OOO), and in creases almost daily. I have often heard this idea broached in Paris by Ultramontainos, and there is every reason to believe the Doltats correspondent to be well informed. It remains only to learn how the stutosmen of America will receive the notion. The same obvious reasons which have made England tacitly withdraw her proffered hospitality will carry their weight Of'T fhi AHuivtin. ' "