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VOL. V.-NO. 12. EATON, OHIO, THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1870. WHOLE NO. 220. POETRY. THE CHILD'S PRAYER. BY J. L. M'ORENRY. sniBssaaaiiliiB of ot tan. UH doenc ana seaeon imgiw yei ; The Brat enetamsed on memory's page. The last I erer can forget : Twaa when U orb of Jar tfeeilned nepeatn the many colored mat, rd seek my mother's knee, and And Upon bar bosom perfect rest : And when the Man began to shine From ont the ether bine and deep. Repeat the prayer whose opening One was " Now flay me down to aleeo." O, eatetkood henrc ; how calm how bright! Bow Ok a dream they pane away ! r sank to sleep one tUfi-hU ana woce in enaiess aay i Thon manhood, with lta perile, came ; It high wrought hopes. Ha rag no desires ; laMwi'i fervid, qnenchreee name. And paaalon'a baJerleJ rornace flree ; Bat oft the thought had power to away, Amid temptation 3 fierce and deep " If thru I a In how can I aay 'I pray the Lord my aonllt) keep T M Around na Bit, on silent wing. The viswlees meeeengere of death : Where health ia now, an hoar may bring The burning brow and fevered breath ; Alas, bow many sparkling eyes That close to-olgntnn scenes of mirth. swore iiiihim Basra eosat new Shall look their last on thing na, for of earth I I know, ere morninir dawna. The stiver cord of life may break ; O, Father, take aw home to Thee " If I should die before I wake 1" For " earth to earth, and dust to dost, Most soon be chanted o'er our sod ; And for tbe rest we can bnt trust The ever-living Father, Gtodl O, welcome faith! with what delight We near the rim deep and wide. When friends we lore, with forms Of light. Are waiting oat the other aide l When life's low tide ts ebbing But, knd sense and thought their throne forsake. Be then my earnest player, my but, " I pray the Lord my soul to take." MISCELLANEOUS. MISCELLANEOUS. A CHANGE OF BASE. BY RUTH CHESTERFIELD. David Thompson's new house finished at last, the Utter of carpenters, masons and painters was cleared away, and now be had brought with him his in tended wife, that they might plan for fit ting it up. David had been engaged three years bat being a prudent young man, he said he could never marry till he had a fair start in the world. He thought he had it now, since, in addition to youth, health, a house and 20 acres of land, Mr. Burch, the great mill-owner, hail lately made him his foreman, a position he bad lone coveted. The wedding day was therefore fixed ror Beptemner , tnrce montna hence. For once in the world's history, no one found any fault with the match, but all declared the happy pair were very well suited for each other. Sallie Dearing, the bride elect, was neither a beauty, a belle, nor a genius she was just a sweet womanly woman, with domestic habits, and a great many little feminine tastes and fancies. As to the Dealing family, they were re spectable, root ana branch, and always had been as far back as memory or records could go. At the present time there were none of them remaining In town save Bailie and her parent, who weee getting to be elder ly people when she was born. "It's a good house and thoroughly built," said David, looking around him with satisfaction. "I allowed none bat the best materials to go into it. It. might have been done a third cheaper, bat I said no it is for a lifetime." " And so bright and Bunny," said Sallie, "it seems like home already. Some houses strike a chill aa soon as you enter them, hat I don't think ours can-ever ha one of that kind." "I don't think house could, with you for its mistress," returned David, gal lantly. In every apartment Sallie found some thing to praise and admire, from the bay window m the pkrtor to the wash-boilers in the back, kitchen. Opening the door of the bed-room on the ground floor, she remarked " This shall be OUT father's and mother's room. It's just near enough to the parlor for company,' sncr just far enough off to be. quiet. Yon must have manned it on Duroose for them, such a dear, good David as you are," and the young lady laid hex hand caressingly on his arm. David took no notice of the slight ad vance, however, but stood twirling his mustache, and looking thoughtful and em barrassed. " Of coarse my parents are to live with us?" said Sallie, questioningly, after a pause. " I feared you might be expecting it," answered David, "and I have evaded the subject in sach a way that I hoped you would understand me without any ex planation. It seems you did not, however, and the explanation may as well come now aa any time. If you wUl think the matter over, you will see that this' thing cannot be." "Why not" "Because nobody could reasonably ex pect a young man to take such a burthen upon his shoulders." " Bat they'U not be a burthen upon you at least not much, My parents are not paupers." " And wholl take care of them in their old age?" aaked David. " Who should, but the daughter they took care of when she was a baby ?" re plied Sallie. 1 want my wife to watt on me. "I don't think I should ever fail in my duty to my husband." "I'm Bare you wouldn't, my darling, so now it's settled, and we'll say no more abort it." " David, I put to you the name question you pot to me Who will take care of my parents in their old age T Who, if their daughter forsakes them ?" " I don't ask you to forsake them," said David, impatiently; that's jurf like your bigh -flown way of putting things. I am willing you should do aa much for your parents as other people do for theirs ; but who hesitates to marry and leave the old folks behind? Itiia the way of the world. The young bird forsakes the old nest, and builds herself a new one." " But have you never read how the stork that was young and strong winged, car ried the old one on its back ? and would you have me less dutiful than tbe fowls of the air?" replied bailie. "After all, the brute creation ape no patterns tor us," said David, Boeing how Bailie had turned the tables upon him "Anddoesn'Uhe Scriptures savthat a man shall leave father and mother and cleave unto his wife? Answer me that. Of course, the same rule holds good for women, too. So now, my dear, let us drop the subject I haven't shown you the second story yet. I hope you will admire the staircase, for I quite pride myself upon it," and the young man started to lead the way up stain. . " It is no use to go any further," said Sallie, mournfully, yet firmly. " What do you mean by that ?" aaked David, pausing and looking back. " That I shall live where my parents do," "Without me?" ' That's for you to decide" " And I have decided. Of all the wo men in the world I have chosen you but when I marry you, I do not marry your family." "Very well, David." " How am I to understand that ?" " That you and I part company." " Very well, it is, then. But let me tell you this, I'm mot the man to be trifled with. It is avow or never with me ." " Never," said Sallie. "And Vet me tell you farther, that if you won't be mistress of this house, there are plenty that will. There's Jennie Burns, the handsomest girl in the country I will not say she is to be had for the asking ; bat t have reason to know she thinks favorably of me As to this freak of yours, it ia nothing more nor leas than sheer obstinacy under the guise of filial Hard words avail nothing ; but this I will say, that whoever you bring hare, be it Jennie Burns or another, I scarcely think she can be to you what I could have been I, who have, loved you bo long and faithfully. And, David, when you shut m out of your life and home because I refused to DreaK bm mrtn tjommanament. take care that you do not shut out God's blessing at the same time." Sallie had advanced to the outside door and was standing on the threshold, and the setting bus, which, through the hazy atmosphere, was red as blood, shone full upon her. Ah she said the last words she raised her hand to heaven, and, bathed in that crimson light, she reminded David of a martyr in the names. He thought that she had never looked so noble, and that ha had never loved her bo well, but he answered not a word. He walked home with her in silence, and refused to enter the house. Mr. Buroh, besides being owner of the mills, waa an amateur farmer. He took delight' in drives and strange breeds of animals, and rare specimens of plants. He seldom visited the mills, leaving the care of the business almost entirely to his foreman. Beyond these facts, the towns people knew little of him, for he Uved in great seclusion at his place. River bank, which waa a mile or two out of the yil- laving heard that his foreman was bent to be married, he offered him the prettiest Attorney heifer on his farm as a present, and invited him to come and se lect it himself. David thanked him very heartily at the time, but had never availed himself of the offer. Mr. JJarch supposed this might be owing to difrdnc anyone day raffled him on the subject. " I'm not going to be married, sir at least not at present," said JJavid, looking gHaaV,; jp.-i.ic. " Indeed) I hope nothing serious has occurred," said Mr. Burciu, .. "It's all off," said David, shaking his head., " A lover's quarrel, perhaps. If thatB all, don't despair. Young ladies like to be coaxed." ''Not Baffle, air," said David. "I suppose then she has taken some new fancy. They're fickle creatures, these womankind. What suits them to-day, of fends them to-morrow. WeU, cheer up, my )ad, and learn to-get along without them, as I do," said Mr. Burch, smiling and lay ing his hand lightly on David's shoulder. I'm certain Sallie never loved any one hut me," answered David, decidedly, "and since you are bo kind aa to take an inter est in the affair, I 'win tell you tbe truth ahwutft She Was unreasonable enough to exrieet to saddle me With the care of her old father and mother." " And you could not afford to take such a chargei Well, I am glad you' told me, for that is easily settled. Rather than two young people should be disappointed, I'll raise your salary." ' It was not just thwV said David; "the Dealings have a little property of their own but she had some fine-spun notions about the matter, and wanted to take them into the family. " Oh I" said Mr. B., and paused abruptly, seemingly intently occupied with punch ing Uttfe holes in the ground with his gold-headed cane. "One ahouldn't be hasty in affairs of so much importance," said he at length. "Perhapa you may yet induce her to reconsider." " It would be of bo use to try," said Da vid, " for you might as well attempt , to move the sun as to move Sallie Dearing when once she gets set upon anything she fancies to be her duty." " Very unreasonable truly, saia mr. a.; but there was a touch of sarcasm in his tone. "And you could not think: ot yield ing yourself?" . "never, air, never.- " Well, you shall have the Alderney all the same, for I suppose you won t sell your place ?" " Not I, air, nor buy a rope to hang my self with, either." Mr. Burch laughed, and aa he walked away he said to himself, "I guess the heifer will console him lor nia loss. David did not, indeed, buy a rope to hang himself; but he slipped his neck into the matrimonial noose in the course of a few months, and moved into his new house precisely as he had planned to do the only difference being that Jeannie Burns was his bride instead ot aiiie u earing. Sallie meanwhile, was not left entirely without consolation, for. if she had lost a lover, she had gained a friend, and that friend waa no less a personage than Mr. Burch. She was much surprised one day, on rmeninsr the front door in answer to the summons OI trio Kreav unaan kuuouci, w behold him Standing on the step, and his Virvroo nBvhm at the oate about as much O . . surprised as you wouru uo u suuue ui Washington, which aaorns me square, should dismount from its rampant steed and'pay you a visit. He extended his hand smilingly, and m rmired for her father and mother, upon which SaUie invited him in. He said he had been trying to obtain some of the old English strawberry plants. He had the Hovey seedling and the Bartlett, and in fact almost every other variety ; but the old English had become very rare, and he was told that Mr. Dearing had it. Upon which Mr. Dearing said that he had, and that Mr. Burch waa welcome to some. And then they fell into a long conversation about horticulture in gen eral, and Mrs. Dearipg treated him to a glass 'of her elderberry wine. Bo he stayed an hour or more, and though he addressed but few words to Sallie, his hazel eyes were upon, her even while he talked to her father. And so, upon one pretext or another, he continued to come, until at last he came without any pretext at all. The old people valued his society on their own account not a little, but more because, as they said, the companionship of a gentleman like Mr. Burch waa such an advantage to a young girl like their daughter. As for' Sallie, she regarded him as a dear brother, or at least she thought she did, until her old friend, Mrs. Burdock the same who was bo scandal ized by the "pink ribbons" destroyed the illusion. It waa one afternoon in early June, when Mr. Dearing slept in his arm-chair, hie wife darned his stockings, and Sallie sat stitching away upon some pretty piece of nonsense which, truth to tell, die was much addicted to doing that Mrs. Bur dock stalked in like some gaunt and griz- ly Fate. After discoursing a short time About the lateness of the season, the pros pect for crops Mrs. Black's rheumaUz and Mr. Brown's broken leg she came at last to the subject uppermost in her mind, and which had been the real mo tive of her calL " So Mr. ' Burch is going to be mar ried," she remarked, looking keenly at Sallie. That young woman gave a little start which caused her to prick her finger and stain her work with blood, and, let na hope she derived a momentary satis faction from the fancy that the cambric was Mrs. Burdock, ami the needle a dag ger. She did not, however, look up nor make any reply, bat her mother Bald, in the most commonplace way in the world : " Ib he ? Who ia the lady ?" " That I hain't found out, but he's fixin' up his house with tile beautihilest new things. I made an arrant there and saw 'em myself. It must be the Queen of Sheby at least," and Mrs. Burdock cackled at her own wit. "He's been down to Boston three times in one week only think of it," she added. What followed Sallie did not hear she .felt confused and bewildered, and was thankful when she could steal' away to her chamber. Then she reproached her aelf for feeling distressed at the news. "What is it to me," thought she, " whether he is married or not ? He has been the kindest and dearest of friends, and I hoped things might continue aa they weru, bat I had no right to expect it. Well, whatever happens, I shall always reverence him as tbe noblest man in the world nobody can deprive me of that comfort." Like many other young, ladies, Sallie was a little given to superlatives, as may be seen. The next day Mr. Burch called, Mail ing, as handsome aa ever. He confirmed the truth of Mrs. Burdock's statement with regard to refitting his house, and paid Sallie the compliment of asking the benefit of her taste in completing the ar rangements. " Will you put on your hat, and go with j me now r ne aaatea. I " Certainly,'' she said, and tried tot add, " with pleasure," but the words got no ..!. . V. ,. V . I . I 1U1U1U LIJAU 11C1 UUUHk She remembered how she had once gone over another house with, .another bridegroom, but it wae not that memory which caused her to sigh as she crossed the threshold at Kiverbank. " Indeed, Mr. Burch, you had little need of any taste but your own," she observed. They had nearly completed their sur vey of the house, and were now standing by recess filled with the choicest of plants. " Then you are pleased ?" he asked. " I am charmed. 'It still lacks one thing without which even Paradise waa . not complete," he said "its Eve." " A difficulty which will soon he sup plied, I suppose," said she, turning her back on Mr. Burch, and looking intently into the heart of a calla-Uly. " That depends on you," he said. "On me!" exclaimed Sallie, facing him now ; " how can that ne r " Because, unless von consent to marry me youraelf, I shall remain single." "Impossible I" said ne. " Have I presumed too much f" he ask ed, regarding her earnestly. "I meant impossible that you could think of me," stammered simple S<ie, blushing rosily. " But seeing that it ifl not impossible what then ?" " Why, then " " I shall fill up the blank to suit my self," said he, bending lower, and taking her hanos in his, but, to his surprise, sue drew back. " There are some things that may cause you to alter your mind,' said she. " WeU !" said he, and waited for what she had to aay next. " I have been engaged before," she said. f I know it" " To your foreman." "I know it" " I have two old people dependent on mv care." " I know it" " And I can never leave them." "And I never wish you to. It was hearing of your devotion to them that first led me to seek your acquaintance. I know so dutiful a daughter must make a true and faithful wife, and so I set my self to the task of winning your affection. Have I succeeded?" Sallie waa agam wrapt in contempla tion of the callarlily. But Mr. Burch waa a man who was not to be put off with any evasions, bo he repeated, "Have I succeeded?" " Tea," said Sallie. Then he kissed her, as it waa high time he should do, and said a great many lack adaisical things to her, of which this is one: " I won't say that year personal graces had no effect, upon me ; but then 1 must have loved you if you had been as gaunt and grim as " " Mrs. Burdock," suggested SaUie. Both laughed, and he finished his sentence " instead of the sweetest Uttle lady in all t.ri world, aa von are." So Mr. Burch fulfiUed the prediction of Mrs. Burdock, and brought a wile to Kiv- ffVinnV Viir that irtrA vnman WA.A RfiTP.lv disappointed that the expected " Queen of Sheby " should turn out to ne noooay out Uttle Sallie Dearing. Mr. and Mrs. Dearing were very happy in tneir new home : nor do l tninx men- son-in-law ever regarded them aa a burden or wisnea tnem awav. tor he waa more than once heard to remark, " There is nothing which gives such dignity to a house as the presence of serene old age." No Bpecial misfortunes befel David Thompaon, and the world voted him a prosperous man, yet -sometimes, when vexed to the soul by a vain, frivolous and heartlesa wife, he thinks of one whose j ) steadfast spirit might have been his stay and comfort. And sometimes, when returning home at evening, he fancies he sees standing on bis threshold, by the crimson light of the setting son, a figure with one hand raised to heaven, and these are the words it ut tera : " And, David, when you shut me out of your life and home because I refuse to break the Fifth Commandment, take care that you do not shut out God's blessing at the me time 1" Neva England farmer. Fame. I all who are smitten with the love of fame could become personally acquainted with a few really famou'a people, their eyes would be speedily opened- They would And that the laurel-crownecr goddess who seemed so charming and so enc11,1111' J them waa utterly ignored and uWou.nt of bv those who had secured her arm. es- They would find that scarcely any fact appeared of leas value to such people than the fact that they were famous They would find them working hard and pain fully for the development of some great idea, or the accomplishment of some great task for his own sake, and without the slightest reference to the admiration their labors might happen to excite in the minds of men. There are men who live for fame, and who are merely famous without the greatness on which true fame can alone be based ; but a single glance at the inner life of such men would be sufficient to re veal the utter hollowness of such a life and its entire lack of capacity to satisfy the mind. Arrasaiz ia a trnlv trreat man. bnt what does he care for the gaping crowd that wonders at learning. His absorption in his work ia bo complete that in addition to the love of fame, another of the ruling passions of the human mind has lost its influence over him. When urged to devote a portion of his time to lecturing on account of his great popularity and the amount of money he would be sure to derive from the plan, he replied, "I have no time to make money." What did Beethoven care for fame ? Once on a certain occasion when he waa in despair by reason of his increasing deaf ness, and he waa almost tempted to com mit suicide, he says: Art she alone she held me back. Oht it seemed to me impossible to quit this world before I had accomplished all of which I felt myself capable, and therefore I preserved this un happy life." It-is needless to multiply instances. Our position ia abundantly verified by facts. Therefore we say to our friends : Do .not be misted by the glitter or popular ap nlause. The anoroval of thoughtful and judicious friends is worth more than the senseless shouts of the whole world. Be sides, there is only one way in which true fame can be achieved, and that ia by doing one's work well '.fteto York Musical Gazette. A Chapter Upon Figures. ; About two years ago, the following ar rangement of figures appeared m the WaveAey Magazine, in which, if we mis take not, it waa atyled "A Curiosity ": la' I 4 i li . ( i . 3 7 11 . , 4 , I . li 9 a s nr it 1 1. s Counting the above upward, across, or from corner to corner, It wUl be found that the amount in each instance is 84. It is a clever hap-hazard combination of fig- urea, without any rule for their formation. The proper arrangement of figures in odd- numbered squares has, however, oeen long known; they are easily made, and no matter which way they may be count ed, wiQ give the same amount in each column, as may be seen in either of the following squares : 10 sach war. 66 BACH Wat. IT Bt 1 8 I IB 111 5 1 "TTTT 4 T is it ST vt ib ia ai s" U !, l9 8 1 6 eB f 175 BACH "WAT. BO t S t 8 1 1 10 IB 1 8 TT 5 is"BT"ss fl - B 8 TT1 B SB 87 a l TtT.so i4SP 6 it t is-' a "b g 4 i ,ai j.a -"ay tr g r ia 8 j 31 40 49 B 11 0 369 BACH WAT. 47 SB esj 80 T.1! ST' 7T" 9 12 34 rr' a -44 iat 8 ji5"i Bt 32 18 90 31 1 , 30 41 is SB I 44 61 P B4 39 21 T5- S3 To make these squares, we begin by placing No. 1 in the middle place in the top row ; we then put No. 2 at the bottom of the next row to the right, and oblioue upward to! the right with our next figures, until we fill the place in the last perpendicular row, when we carry oar next figure to the left hand place on the horizontal row next above it; we again oblique upward to the right, until we reach either to the top or a filled place if to the top, we place our next figure at the foot of the next row to the right, and oblique upward as before, to the right ; if to a filled place, we put our next number directly under the last one made, and oblique upward to the right, as before, untU we come to the top, a filled place, or the last row on the right if the latter, we go to the left place on the hori zontal row next above and so on to the end, when the highest and last number will be found at the foot of the row con taining No. 1. When we get to the top place on the right hand column, we can not drop to the bottom of the next row to the right, as there ia none, and there fore place our next number under the last one made, and then go to the top of the left-hand column. And now, having shown what has been done in forming these squares, we will give a few of our own thoughts upon the matter, and, although offered for a pas time, we have the hope that they will be found worthy of consideration. We have said that the Waverley com bination was formed without rule. This we repeat ; but we have discovered how aimilar ones may be formed, and how to know the exact number any square be it odd or even numbered, large or small should contain when the numbers are added consecutively together, as well aa the total of each column, horizontal, per ocndicular. or diagonal. Thus, to find what the square should contain, we mul- tiply the number of places in the square by half the number of places, and to the product add the other half; and, to show what each column of the square should contain, we divide the sum of its square by one of its parallel aides, and we have me answer, in us : 8 x 89 x 44345-i-315. 4 x 418 x 88130-4-484. 5 x 525 x 12Jf -H2k825-t-565. 6 x 886 x 18186J-4-6lll. 7 x 749 x 24J24l,225-t-7175. 8 x 864 x 82322,080-4-8260. 9 x 981 x 40j4;-t-40K3,321-t-9369. 10 x 10100 x 50505.050--10505. 20 x 20400 x 200 200 80,200 -i- 20 4,010. 40x401,600x800800 x 1,280,00040 sw,ooo. 80 x 806,400 x 3,200 8,200 20,488,-200-1-80266,040. And bo on, as far aa we may wish to go. The truthfulness of these rules can be easily tested for, as 1284567 -t-8W45, and 451011 12 1814 1516136. so 1361718192021 ?--232425325 ; and so it will be found vT'tb all. We will now give a few even-numbered squares, commencing with two of the same number of places aa the one in the Waverley, each of which shows a different combination : 4 x 416 x 8 8136-4-434, the num ber in each column. 14 I 1 I 7 I IB 9 4 la la b ria it T T 16 IB s 1 I J4 4 9l B g io T"iT b With the square of 36 places, we have 6x686x1818666, the sum of the square : and this, divided by 6 one of the parallels gives ill as the sum of each eolumn: 89 1 B 84 I 4 6 80 n ar io ae 94 94 14 17 16 18 .16 "is- BB "B0jBTi 19 "as n f" " 8 SF i StT T T 8T T And, with the square of 100 places, we get 10 x 10100 x 50505,050-4-10505: 100 'JO I 8 1 9 96 B 4 I 98 BB 90 &T WtS 86 84 18 W gp-29" 3" & 7B 9T g-'rT 4 3E3?J "aV as Tb "bTIbb" ts 68 6V 48 68 48 44 46 47 69 69 "5T4T"5T 46 68 67 58T 54 "4T 4V H WaT 4' i aa 44 :sr jftj as mbT 81 91 TS 7TT 26 lW 78 I 94 F 81 91 fiT 14 U"85l 15 rTf 88 8T T in 9B"99si'96 9TI 8 T The above square may be counted in a hundred different ways, and always with the same result. It will also be observed that the first and tenth parallels of this square, when added together, make a hundred and one ; so also do the second and ninth, the third and eighth, the fourth and seventh, and the fifth and sixth. A similar arrangement wUl be observed in the smaller squares ; and, as the first and last numbers must be added together, the parallels wiU always count one more than the number of places in the square. Appuvm's Journal. Domestic Economy. Extravaoast parents moat expect to have extravagant children, and when masters and mist resses do not economize, they can scarcely expect the servants to do so. There ia a vast difference between econ omy and stinginess. The former is laud able the latter despicable. Prudent per sona who study their expenses closely are likely to set aside three-twentieths ef their yearly income for contingencies; six twentieths for household expenses ; three twentieths for servants and amusements; four-twentieths for education of children, personal expenses, etc. ; and four-twentieths for rent, wear and tear of furni ture, insurance, etc For example, sup pose vour income to be $2,000 a year, you expend $600' for food, f 300 on Bervants, I SJAA - : J A n.n.n,ild 4 nu, ewv ii uuuujr uu pcx oun.i - m If ! $400 for rent, while there remains $300 for an accumulating fund. If your in come ia fluctuating, be sure and set aside six-twentieths of It for a reserve fund, and divide the rest of the income as above. There la a great deal in management. Some housekeepers will make $2,000 go farther than others will $4,000. The habit of spending money need lessly, in the gratification of a host of imaginary wants, la one into which our young men and women are too apt to fall. The folly of this they can see and acknowledge, and yet they have not the resolution! to pursue a different course. We call upon all our readers who are not blessed with abundant means to ponder upon these things to abstain from pres ent expenditurea, and lay up a stated amount of their income every year. There is many a man who keeps him self poor by indulging in the following trifling expenses : Two glasses of ale a day, at ten cents seventy -three dollars per year. Three cigars a day, at ten certa each one hundred and nine dollars and fifty cents. Makintr nearly $200 worse than thrown away, since malt liquor and the nicotine tepefy the brain. That $200 would pay the premium upon a life insurance for the benefit of wife and children, or it would save, perhapa, an nrprlmrrteriwl motner irom neeuiera mu in hr old ape. It ia pitiful to think of th" tens and hundreds of thousands of dollars which are yearly consumed in smoke and in liquors .which debase and bruitify man, "who was made a Uttle lower than the angela." Well might Jeremiah aay : "God made man up-right, but he hath sought out many inventfona. Hearth and Home. a,wrv-n Ru a t.t. Hnn A half inch in uuninv r, mi . depth is as much aa should be placed over any of the small kinds of flower-seeds, and many of them ought not to be cover ed more than half that depth ; and after sowing, the surface of the soil, if light, should be gently packed down with either a hoe or spade, as this will press it closely to the seed, and in a measure prevent drying. Success or failure in growing plants usually depends upon some little difference in the way the soil ia manipu latod. The professional florist apparently does every thing in the most hurried and careless manner, but he never omits those important operations which insure the life and future growth of his plants. Hearth and Home. " Why Bridget," said a mistress, who wished to rally her girl for the amuse ment of her company upon the fantasti cal ornamentation of a pie, " why bless me ! did you do thia? Yon are quite an artist; how did you do it?" "Indeed, mum, it was myself that done it," replied Bridget ; " aint it purty f Faith, I did it with yer false teeth, mum!" FACTS AND FIGURES. Umbrbi.lab with windows are the latest invention. Cincinnati pays $10,000 a month for street cleaning. Nbjlbxt 700 Philadelphia girls wen married to foreigners last year. Francb claims nearly one -fourth of all the theaters in Europe. Caxbs with whistles are at the present time very fashionable in Paris. Tim total yield of quicksilver on the Pacific coast, in 1869; waa 16,898 flasks. Ovbb thirteen miles of streets were opened in Detroit during the past year. Tax elevated railway In Greenwich street. New York, will run for the public in Kay. Tart city of Paris uses 100,000 reams of Eaper per day in her different printing ouses. . A twbtntt-onk pound trout, two feet nine inches long, has been caught in Lake Winnipiaiogee. At a late funeral in Hartford, the coffin was borne by six sons of the deceased lady. A woman in Concord, N. H., with an income of near $5,000, hires out as a house keeper. A Boston paper states that a few chips and some small pieces of tarred paper are all that is left of the great Cohseum. Thkrb are now in Berlin seventeen advertising agencies, which do together a business of four million thalers a year. Tbi English National Lifeboat Insti tution is doing a great work. Last year the Doats saved o n uvea ana tw vessels. A Pennsylvania girl has reclaimed her lover from a lunatic asylum, where his parents put him because ha would marry ner. A. co anaapoNDBNT writes that a new mania has sprung up among the ladies of Hamburg a fancy tor learning to cook. A lady who was injured by the falling Of seats at a circus in Oregon Utty, Ore gon, has recovered $8,000 damages from the company. Hon. John A. Cobb, eldest son of the late Howell Cobb, owns and manages 14.000 acres of rich land, in one body, about fourteen miles from Americas, ua. Jack Reynolds, while on the way to the'gallows, 'exclaimed, in the bitterness of ma heart ana soui, - say uo i i wisn an the rum waa oat of the world I" A verdict of $15,000 has been render ed acainat the Adams Exnreaa Comoanv. the value of a large lot of peaches intend ed for New York, left at Fortress Mon roe in 1867. It is said that Oeortre Hunnewell. who waa recently pardoned from the Massa chusetts State Prison, after twenty-two years' confinement, was more surprised at the street cars than at anything else. Two old pumps in London, the bandies Of WMch had been removed, have been mistaken for letter-boxes by stupid peo ple, and thirty or forty letters, supposed to have been " stolen in the Post Office," have been removed from them. Trx editor of Cassell'a Hagamine says one of the most success fa 1 editors ot the day once remarked : " An editor is gen erally right when he rejects an article, but almost always wrong wnen ire Begins to give his reason for so doing." A Rochester Police JvsBttee, instead of sending to jail a man who was brought before nim for begging, procured employ ment for him, and was rewarded by the heartfelt thanks of the man and his prom ise to give a good report of himself. Statistics of commerce and navigation show that the imports of the year 1869 were $468,461,427, gold value, and in 1868 were $880,701,510 ; domestic exports, $464878, 309, mixed values, against $441,800,672 in 1868, while the re exports were f za.azi, 514, against $30,904,978 in 1808. Mr. Howlbtt writes to the London Timet that on March 25 a spot was visible on the sun, indicating a disruption ot the solar photosphere to the enormous extent of not less than 16,000,000 square miles, or eight times the superficies of the terra queous globe. A cistern in Lawrence, Kan Baa, was cleaned out recently. The Tribune says : " The result waa interesting to that class of our young men who depend upon boarding-houses for their daily food. Coffee and tea had been concocted from this cistern for a long time. The cleaning-out operation brought to light one dead cat, five defunct rata, an old boot, a shoe, two hoop skirts, part of a mop, and about a foot of general filth." Old JtjrxiE A Dm, of Greenfield, Mass., was quite famous for his extra Judicial opinions. One of them runs aafollowa: Presiding at the trial of one Fiak for an aggravated crime, and the Jury having brought in a verdict of " guilty," Judge Aiken said: "Fiak, stand up. For the crime of which you have been convicted you are condemned to solitary confine ment for one day, and to imprisonment during the rest of your natural life and I wish it was in my power to sentence you longer." The PottBTiUe (Pa.) Miner? Journal says that a few days since, at the Colorado Colliery, the workmen struck an old gangway of a colliery worked many yean ago oy Btepnen wraru, in wnicn was found a three foot gang railway track up on which stood a coal wagon capable of carrying three tons ot coal. Although this gangway was cut many years ago, in the early history ef the region, the props, timbers, the ties, and wagons, were in a perfect state of preservation, and from all appearances, will last a century yet. Thb Chicago Chrietian Standard aaya about twenty of tbe atudenta of the Bap tist Theological Seminary, in that city, found themselves unable to meet the small charge of two dollars and thirty cents a week for board at the Seminary building. There were two alternatives left them either to abandon their studies or submit to still further privations. With a apirit of sacrifice rarely equaled, they decided upon the latter ; and they have been liviner the wife of a married student doing, the cooking on one dollar a week. They do without meat or butter. or tea. or coffee in fact the staple of their " larder " is com and oatmeal 1 And their wardrobe ia aa scanty aa their table Ttrit San Jose ( flal 1 Mercum at Anril 2 relates the following incident : "The Mayor brought into our office yesterday, a little lad, who gave his name as Robert Graham, and says he is 14 years of age, but looks several yeara younger. This rad tells a singular story. He says he left Kalamazoo, Michigan, about a month ago, without any money; he did bo because hia step-mother, with whom he had been stopping, turned him out of doors, and he thought he could reach a married sister supposed to be living In thia valley. He got on the train coming west, and when the conductors would pat him off the cars he would get on the next train, spending intervals at stations along the railroad. Sometimes passengers, op laarniag his condition, would give him a littlo money to get his mania with, but he often had to go hungry. But never faltering, he worked his way along in thia style, until he traveled the whole distance to Cali fornia, and ia now in San Jose. He ia an interesting boy, rather delicate, and gives an Intereatinr account of hia adventures. The married sister he wishes to find mar ried a man named Andrew Taylor, maiden name waa Alice Graham Her The boy ia now stopping at one of the at the expense of the Mayor, until tune as ma sister can ne Heard from. Who Would be a Boy Again? fir company one evening, when the song " Would I were a boy again," waa called for, a gray-headed "old boy " discoursed thus: A boy again 1 Who would be a boy pgain, if he could t to have measles, itch and mumps ; to get licked by bigger boars aad scoaOeid by older brothers ; to stub toes ; to slip up en the ice ; to do chores ; to get roar ears boxed ; to get whaled by a thick handed school master ; to be made to stand up aa the dunce for the amusement of the whole school and tell you how miserable, weak, and stupid yon were when you wen bora, and to ask yon what would have become of yon at that interesting time in life If your parents had not been so patient with and so kind to you ; to eat at the Beoncid table when company cornea; to set out cabbage plants and thin corn because you are little, and consequently it wouldn't make your back ache so much; to be made to go to school when you don't want to; to lose your marbles ; to have your sled broken ; to get hit in the eyea with frozen apples ana soggy snow balls ; to out your flager; lose your knife; to have a hole in the Beat of yonr only pair ot pants when your pretty cousin from the city comes to aee you; to be called a coward at school If you don't fight; to be whaled at home if you do fight at school ; to be struck after a little girl and dare not tell her ; to have a boy too big for you to lick to Bell yon that your sweetheart squints; to have yonr sweetheart cut yon dead and affiliate with that boy John Smith, whom yon hate particularly because he set your noae out of joint the week before ; to be made to go to bed when you know you ain't a bit sleepy; to have no fire -crack era on the Fourth of July, no skates on Christmas; to want a piece of bread and batter with honey ana get yonr ears pulled; to be kept from the circus when it euaieaa to town and when all other boys go ; to get pounded for stealing roasting ears ; to get run by bull dogs for trying to nip water melons ; to have the canker rash, cate chism, stone bruises; to be called up to kisa old women that visit your motner; to be scolded because yon like Maggie Love better than your own sister ; to be told of a noorehing time little boys will have who teU lies, and are not like George Washington ; to catch roar big brother kissing the pretty school ma'am -on the sly, and wish yon ware big so you could kiss her. too, and and why who'd be a boy again ? Dr. Livingstone's Adventure With the Dr. Livingstone's Adventure With the Lion. stone's account of his adventures in Africa, during one of hia early visits, may be new to some of our readers : " In going round tho end of the hill I saw one of the-beasts sitting on a piece of rock aa before, bnt . . .Y t i i i : . . l i i. t t n , X2 tnis i fTSMT us uau a uwa uuau ui uuu. l .. 1., ., . v,;.-t .-..Id rtflT T 4wB- a sfftrwl aim at hia body through the bush, and a 1. . V , 1 : . . . I, rf. n.mn areu nuw ihuios iaw &. then called nut : He la ahoO he ia ahoU' Others cried: 'He has been snot oy another man, too t Let us go to htm P I did not see any one elae snoot at him, bnt I aaw the lion's tail erected in anger be hind the bush, and, turning to the people, said : ' Stop a Uttle till I load again. When in the act of ramming down the bullets, I heard a about. ' Starting and looking naii rouna, i saw the Uon Just in the act of springing upon me. I waa upon a little height ; ne cengm- my shoulder as he sprang, and we uotn came to the ground below together. Growline horriblv close to my ear, he shook me as a terrier does a rat Thia shock pToaWsed a stupor similar to thai which seems to be salt by a mouse after the first shake of a cat, It caused a sort of areammeaa, in wnion ,i f mi fool In a- of terror, though suite conscious of all that waawappening. i ws us.o a kZZT partially under the influence of ehofaroform describe, who see all the operation, but feel not the knife. Thia singular condi tion waa not the result of any mental pro cess. The shake annihilated fear, and al lowed no sense of horror in looking round at the beaat. Thia peculiar state la prob ably produced in all animals killed by tbe earntvora ; and, If ao, ia a merciful pro vision by the benevolent Creator for less ening the pain of death. Turning round to relieve myself of the weight, aa he had but one paw on the back ot my head, I saw his eyes directed towards Mebalwe, who waa trying to shoot him at a distance of ten or fifteen yarda. Hia gun, a flint one, missed fire In both barrela ; the lioa immediately left me, and Mf balwe, bit hia fMf'tSt whose life I had b'" been tosaed by a btifhticj B4Brrip tod to spear the lion while he waa biting Mebalwe He left Mebaiwo and caught this man by the shoulders, but at this moment the bnUetB he had received took affect, and he Wl down dead. The whole was the work of a few minutes, and must have been hia of d vine- raire. In order to take out the charm from him the Baktela on the following day made a nuge ")" over the carcass, which was declared to be that of the largest Uon they had ever seen. Besides crunching the bone W splinters, ha left eleven teeth wounds on the upper part of my arm A wound from this animal's tooth resembles a gun shot wound ; it ia generally followed by a great deal of sloughing and discharge, and pains are felt periodically ever afterward, f had on a tartan Jacket on the i oocaaton, and I beUeve that it wiped off all the virua from the teeth that pierced the flea ; tor my two companions in thia affray bare both Buffered from the peculiar pains, while I have escaped with only the Incon venience of a false joint In the limb. The man whoae shoulder waa wounded showed me hia wound actually buret forth afresh on the same month of the following year. This curious point deserves the attention of inquirers.'