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Wee .,. ; 4nt;.:. -) ; , i'.ii-.rJiUJi IJrt.l- a -J Mi Si. v .1 IT Devoted to the Interests of the Democratic Party ', and tke. Collection of Local and General News.' Two i)oiiars;icr . Airiiiiii, in Advance,. .r -;r? ! If !l 1 1! ! II jj jSKSijijQfl, 1373. WHDEL NUMBER 323,, ii w. i ' . . . 1 1 ....... i t i ! i ' .'II ... . , , , ' . n TO MY WIFE. BY BENJ. F. TAYLOR. ielity--bi ud LoV 6 aff e; 3 T " V .? " t Iwioet bis whiffs and gained nia fejes, " ' ' iOoks dowa on life's unendod paffe, ? : ' Looks tip and sees the ssure slea. . HeV safe to stay while we abide,' -'" Hie time for flight forever past, :1 - ! J l Tiitbe we three whatu'er betide - -5. - y - - 3 tWiiiie roses blow and lilacs. last. , ' No bankrupt firm ia this of ours, But rich as Jane in sans and showers. - - firing out the ledger ! Everything That men call gains shall be for sale vAy, tot them go for what they'll bring, " WoTl keep onr looses til) we fail I Of old when Judahs children wed, " ' They pledged their faith in crimaon vine, Then broke the crystal as they said '", No lips shall toifch its brime but mine ! This shall no meaner love profane !" The shattered symbol fell like rain. JEfone stooped to pink the fragments np-T Aff kaew xtio llttpi? tl toko teioaat ZBehTild, bulbve had crowned the cuxv ' ' No matter wltore the goblet went I And s,9iy wifa, Jtulah way k ' We've drank life's trolden draught of wiiiik . n4 rtrewoj-he Tasejs gUtterJngfiIa - CI V TtWwhrrtttb scoiptarea figment s-fihifi! qUK&kA&61 It4TbAFnowB J UoSV rich and grand this Firm has growfi. J The flock of clonds we always keep Are marked with raiubenw yvctyno. We know oar own celestial sue5, - - Xhat iftirong the blue aud graze the sun ; c Tis- fliw toecr them trooping Jiome, ' Their fleeces tangled tbiek with stars 'r f Tis fine to watch them as they come - And wait at Evening's golden bars ; ; Their shadows fall mpon our way, As if old Nibt had walked by day , y . . : .... - .11rt And left her foot-prints as she went ; Borne look like graves of friends that died, Whose sunken motmds the sward indent -1 . Of babe and gallant bridegroom's bride' ' Of golden tress and silTer hair,--' - And some like hopes our hearts have shed. That fell as leaves in autumn air, And crtibli beneath our tuoaguti u tread. ear Wife, we have no clonda to Vail i ', Tear Wife, w hav no clonds to Vail The imam the ecus nine As so wett I An angel troop this Tirm commands, A score and one they stand in line, ' And swing aloft in radiant bands . A score and one of Eves divine ! wuv; Of Chris toias Eves and Christ mas b4l And Christmas sifts with blessir . That bring n all, by mystic P! In kiBBing ranee of Parsdir , , ' My Wife, we JtmT aot gve ihe i i ' To mend again the ehatlr- oup It A iinuniiur nrifiMt tv ini We own veoore-of bei fried towers Are M bird-like Wishen. bred and born. tfuurlnir soncrs those birds are ours -Wo count our twentieth New Year's Horn ! . No birds to sell, nor songs nor chimos, ' .. Well keep them all till harder tixnesl .- "- We have some castles gray and grand ..J ti That cloudless suns do shine upon ; Along their halls" retainers stand And speak Castilian every, one.. "Nobody diea who dwelleth these! '-94 - They .have a clime where tempests swoon, ' No craves to make, no empty chair And Cbristmasin the month of June J- N 111 make the deeds you'll sign Utein surey ' And castles twelve we'll give the poor I it - 8 f Am corn along the bladed West, -' We have them still in broider'd life, ; uae nowersrpoira weaaiDg vest. There comes a little sounder sleep, , 7 There comes- VTioher shtFfr dawn,' fTill then well keep oar flocks of sheep, No castle, cloud or angel gone. -Down flag of red ! Well make no sale, Bat hold our losses till we fail I ' f- - " - : " . Td-tnake all sure my Will behold : " To Her who kept this Firm alive I now bequeath my clouds of gold. . My angel choir, my castles five, -Aly score of belfries, all my sheep, The fragments of the sculptured vase, 3Co have and hold and ever keep ln And yet I've done no act of grace, They all are yours, but whose are yon ? . I freely give and keep them too. THE DREAMING BEECH. tlian a hundred years have passed since it was struck by liKlitninjr and split from top to bottom, and the plow has. well farrowed the place where it grew. Before that time the mighty old beech tree stood, some hundred yards from the first Looses of the Tillage, on a grassy mound, a tree such as one never sees in these days, because animals, plants, trees, and men .are becoming small and .mean. - - .- .. .. . . " .. . ;. The peasants said the tree dated from the early Christian era, and that a holy apostle had been massacred beneath.it by the false heathen ; that the roots of . the tree had drunk up the apostle's blood, which, rising through the trunk and branches, had made them so large 'and strong. Who tliowB if the legend, be true ? - Anyhow, there was certainly xne carious fact coneerninp; the tree. and everybody in the village knew about it, small and great. -. Whoever fell asleep under the tree and dreamt a dream, that dream would surely come true. ' k, (from timeiatmemoriaI, it was called the Dreaming. ;Bycir; fartd A rw oner knew it by any wthiur naioe. Fhere- was, how ever, a peculiar, tonditiap . nttache"d. to the dreaming, and. if anybody lay down under the Jpeech with the idea of dream in pr of some one particular thing, then the dream was sure to be nothing . but confusion and rubbish and ' nonsense -of all sorts, of '.which' no one could make either head or tail. Mow - this waa Buredly rather a difficult stipulation, be cause most people are so very likely to think, of wnatiies nearest the neart ; consequently, at the time this story commences - not - a man or woman- had ever tried the plan with success. Still,. for all that, it was not to be denied but that the tradition of the Dreaming Beech Gnerhok Bummer'rJifiy; wnen rnoETiTt breath of air fctjrre'd, "a ppor jOnumeyman came wandering along4he roa Things had gone very badly with him for many years in foreitrn parts. - -When. Jb-e reached the village he turned his pockets inside -eat for the last time, but, alas ! they were empty.. - "What am ltd ddrhe thought to himself. " I am tired to death, but no one will take me in for nothing, and it is hard to beg." Just then his eyes fell upon the noble beech tree, on the greea grassy slope ; and as it stood, only a jUr yards ' from' the road, he laid himself down under it to rest. - A gentle breeze sprung .up and C yustled among the branches, whilst, here and there a gleam of glittering sunshine fell as , the leaves were moved, disclosing glimpses of the deep blue sky beyond. Then the tired wanderer., closed 'his eyes and slept. Whilst, he was- thus soundly slecrfimr. a branch dropped from the Beech 'tree. with three leaves on it, which fell just on- his breast.' ' He dreamt that he sat at a table,-in a most cozy room ; and the table wiffl his own, and the room, and indeed the whole house. At the table, leaning on it with both hands, stood : youne woman, looking .lovingly at him and that was his wife. On his knees sat a child, avhom he was feeding with soup, and because the soup was too hot, he blew upon the spoon to cool it. Then his wife cried out, laughingly, ." What a capital ;nurse you mnie !" :". Jumping about the room was another child, a fat,' rosy-cheeked urchin, dragging about a large carrot, to which .he Jiad tied a string, and shouting out " Tally lio !"' as if it were the -finest fox. - And both (children were his own. : -' - This was his dream ; and it must haye been a very pleasant . dream, for his whole face . beamed, in' his Bleep, with happiness, t. ' ' When he awoke it was almost evening, and before him stood a shepherd, smok ing. ' He sprang up from the ground much refreshed ; stretched himself k. and yawned, saying i " Heavens 1 if it were only true 1 but, at all events, it was pleasant to know how it would all feel 1 Then the shepherd came up and asked him whence he came and whither he was goinpv.and whether he ever heard of the w.nderful beech ? p , , ' Having .learnt .he . .was as intloJent about it as. a new-born-bibej.he.j f ' " WeU;-you're a lijckjr flog !.-Fdr'any bne coald read W 'your iaceyou were Ureaming, raotliing. pleasant. -I was looking at y6n for'' a long time,' as you lay there." And he tola 411m .the . peu-H liar nrtue of" the tree. " It s suro to come -true,'' her added,' " as" certain'Ms'l that this is a sheep and that a lamb. Ask the people in the village if it is not Bo. Now just tell me what who dreamt. " Old fellow," answered, .the young man, grinning, " that a the way, is it, fori question strangers in these parts ? L mean to keep my beautiiul dream to myself, and you can't be surprised at that. But for all that nothing will come of . it and he really ' believed what he was Bavin jr. for as he walked toward thtf village, he murmured to himself, " Stuff find nonsense I old wives' tales ! I should like to, know how a tree could come by such power !" . As- he came into the village he saw stuck out from the roof of the third house a long pole with a golden crown dangling from it. And . below, at the door, stood the landlord of the Crown Inn.., He happened just then to be in trood humor, for he had' a very good pupper, and was feeling, hi consequence, qmte happy and gehiaL: So the young laborer pulled pff his-cap, and asked for a night s shelter.- -xne lancuora 01 ine Crown looked at the smart lad, in his dusty, ragged clothes . from to top to toe, and then, kindly nodding, said to him : .--. " Sit down here in .this arbor ; I dare say there s a bit of Dreaa ana cneese ana a jug of beer to spare for ye and a trusB of straw in the loft at night" Whereupon- he went into the house. and sent out his daughter with the bread and cheese and beer, and she sat down beside the young roan and asked him to tell her of the foreign lands, and in -return told hi all the village gossip, and how the corn stood, and when the next dance at the Crown would be. Suddenly ehe rose, leaned toward the stranger, and said : " Pray tell me what those three leaves are, sticking out of your waistcoat ?" The young man iooK.ca .down ana found the twig, with the three leaves, which had fallen upon him while he slept. It was caught in the flap of his waistcoat. It must have 'fallen from the great beech tree lust outside the village. " he The cirl listened attentively, "waitifTg to hear what he would say next. . vynen " . . . . : w trt - . he had-4ieased speaking she began to' question him narrowly, till she had as certained beyond a doubt that he had really fallen asleep under the great beech tree, "and that, moreover, he knew hptli inir of the wonderful power and proper ties attached to. the trees? For he was a sly dog; and pretended to know nothing." - As Boon'as she had done questioning,' she went and drew him- another jug pf beer, and "pressed 'him to drink, telling him all the lovely things she had herself dreamt,, and what a" pity it was they had never come, true;' - . --: ? -"J Just then the shepherd came from the field, driving his sheep through the village.- ' ' r ' f.v -. 1 As he passed the Crown Inn, he saw the two sitting in the. arbor in earnest converse, and hestood still a moment, and said V , r r ' f SAa,!yfeS,Tie31 beure haiellyvnth oeautifjil. dream, though I can get noth-ihg-ouf him." 1 'And-tierf he-drdVe n liis sheep. . -- :'.e-"r , ;'.-. -s. ' When the girt found, do what she would,1 $he could trot learn 'anything about the dream; nor curiosity Knew no bounds, and at last she eould confcTOl herself no" longer, and asked" him' out right what he had. dreamt while sleeping under the beech. . . . S Then the young mail, who was "a mis cihievous rogue, and in yery high spirits about his pleasant dream, with a sly lpok aad a wink said : .- j " Ahl. Ijhad-.ft.taost glorious dream, which must cpine true ; but I dare not Bat she worried and teased him so that at last he drew his chair toward her, and told her quite gravely : , 7 1 .,." i " I dreamt I should marry the, daugh ter of the landlord of the Crown .Inn, and that after a bit I should' become landlord myself !" '"T""" i On hearing this the' girl grew as white as a lily and then -as red as.'a rose,, and got up and walked back into,.the house. Then after some littlejlme she came again, and asked ii he Jiad really dreamt it, and was quite in earnest., i " To be sure, to be sure,w said he ; 'f she who appeared to me in the dream was most certainly just like you !" Then the girl went again into the house, and did not return. She walked straight, to her own room ; and thoughts flowed through her brain like water that runneth apace.- First '- one idea, then another "chased it away till back came the first thoughts. There was no end to the confusion. " He knows nothing about the tree,", she said to herself,. 'he dreamt it, and whether I wish it or no, it will surely come, to pass ; there's no possibility ol -charimng'tliat."' f And 1 with this she went to bed, and dreamt the whole night : of the - young- man. When she awoke the next . morning; 6ho. knew his face by heart, so often had she seen it in her dreams during the night. And he. was a very gootVlookixig fellowj too. ' ' . . ' " The young man had slept soundly on nis bed of Btraw. Dreaming Beech, dream, and all he had said to tlie land lord's daughter were alike forgotten. He stood at the door of the tap-room, and was jitst shaking the landlord's hand, and wishing him ' good-bye," when the girl entered. On seeing him ready to start, an indescribable feeling came over her, and she could not let him go. .... . j " Father,' she said, '' the beer has not yet been tapped, ar.d the young man has nothing to do ; couldn't he stay a diiy longer, and earn, his bo.ard. aud lodging, - and get something beside for the journey home?" I The landlord had no objection to make to this proposal, as he had just had his morning draught, and was in the best of humor. Somehow the beer-tappinc procrossed but slowly. Then came bottling the tvine, and when the cask was empty.uid the bottles fulh thrr- the iil hoaght he could ne ill th4yrfeld-or,aAi When that was finished there were so many things to be done in the garden that no pne ever thought of uef ore. So wees; after week slipjjed by,; and every night she dreamt of him. In the evenings She sat with him in the arbor by the houBe. and when he told her how toughly strangers, had -treated him, and what hardships he had gone through,-lt was really very singular, but a gnat or a hair was sure to get into her eyes, so that she was obliged to wipe them with jJio corner of her apron. , And so it came to pass that at the end of the year the young man was still in the house. And then the floors were scoured, and whito,sand and fir twigs strewn in all the rooms, and the whole village had a holiday. It was the wed ding day of the young journeyman and the innkeeper's daughter; and every body rejoiced at it, except just the few who sulked because they were jealous or pretended to bo so. t Not long after, the landlord of the Crown Inn was decidedly once more in a .happy frame of mind. He had been eatiag and drinking to "his heart's eon tent; and 'sat in his arm-chair with his snuff-box on his knee. Long he slept ; and at last, when they tried to awake him, they found he was dead ! f So the young journeyman became really landlord of the Crown, as he said he would in joke. And, indeed, all that J.e had dreamt under the beech tree ame true, for soon he had two lovely children, one of whom he probably took sometimes 01 his knees, and fed. with, a spoon; and possibly blew upm tno:'food when it was too hot. Perhaps, too, the other boy ran about the room with the carrot j but the person who told this tale did not happen to mention the fact, and I forgot to ask about jiLrBut it must have happened so, because what ever' one' dreamt under the beech-tree always did come true, to the very let ter. . Que day, about five years later, the young; landlord, for such he now was, hod come in, and was sitting in the tap room, when his wife ran in, and said to him i " Only fancy ! yesterday at noon one of our mowers fell asleep under the Dreaming Beech, without knowing it, and what do you think he dreamt 2. Why, that he was immensely rich ! and only think who it was Caspar, old Cas par, who is half-wittedl and everybody pities and keeps only for charity. What one ho.dowrttf all' h-money?" 1 " W 1 T- " lanirnMl T.llu nnSI 1'lTli'l iwvnr Wife," laughed the husband, " how can you believe such rubbish? Yeu, a sensible woman I Just reflect for ope moment. t.Howis it yessiblo' a -tree-van ioreteu 1110 iuture -lutjit u an old and beautiful tree ?" evee-uch 1 The wife gazed at her husband with -vtfondering eyes, shook her head, and said slowly : " Husband, don't speak so wickedly t You ought not to joke on such sub jects." , . . t -. " I am not joking, my dear," replied her husftmd. . : For a time the woman was silent, as if she had not nchtly understood him. Then she said : . ."Why pretend what you do not mean ? Surely you'of an others, have most reason to be grateful to the tree. Hasn't all you dreamt under it come true?" f t " God knows." replied the husband. when she had finished speaking " God knows .1 am gratefuL grateful to Him ahd-.to' yoit Yes,' it 'was a "beautiful dream, and I remember it like yester day ; but everything is a thousand times better than ILroanSk itand vr. Jovet a thousand tftoes prattiejfnd dearer tharfj meu'young;-womHWnpippearea- in mj, dream. Bgt as pegards -the-iree,'"iiy darling, this is niy'opinibn : If a man loves dancing, he -will soon find tSe music to dance to, and echo re peats the words that are spoken to her. I had been for so many years wretched a id miserable amongst strangers, it was no wonder if onceHia'd- way I dreamt a pleasant dream." . " But still it was strange that you should dream you were to marry me." . ' 'M never dreamt that X, , All I saw -wo? a young Woman, wifli two ;children, but she -was not half as pretty as you, Or the' children either. " ,"Fie!" cried the wife; "do you mean to deny mo or the tree? Didn't you tell me the first day we met ? It was in the eveninx. out there in the arbor. , ?Diln't-yam tH me"- 4i bad! dreamt you-werl t4;marryrae come the landlord pi the (Jrown inn i jThen.the.man remembered' the joke he had played his wife, and said ' " It can't be helped, dear wife. I djd not really dream of you, and if I sodd so, it was only a joke. I remem ber you were so very -inquisitive, and I wanted to tease- you. ''tt - J (Upon this the wife burst into a flood oil tears and left the room. When he followed her, she was standing in the court-yard, stilb-rsryimg.'-" He did" "all he .could tobcomfoxt her, but' in vain. , " You .have -stolen my love, add cheat ed me opt ' of fay , heart, she said ; "I shall . nevei? "be -happy again; no ! never?" Then he asked her if she did not love him more than anybody in the world, .and if they had not been the happiest couple iir the wlffcle village" JT ??v She coald not &onj thin f but, "never thelesa, she remained sad and' misera ble, notwithstanding all he could say. So he thought, ' Let her cry herself out to-morror;-sne ' will.' be herself kgain;" '.'Bnt'she Was not Jlerself again for.tiie; next fnorning, thongh-she -certainly Jiad jCeiised weepjng, she was sad der and graver1 tlian ever, and pointedly avoided her husband. ' J Eyery attempt at reconciliation failed; nearly all-day she sat gloomily by her self, starting . whenever her . husband ame near.her' ' ' ' ' ' . , . j -This state of thihgs continuing some time, he also began;to grow melancholy, fearing he had altogether Jost his wife's love. Silently he moved about the house, thinking how to cure the evil ; but no idea occurred to him ;' so at' noon ho went out into the village,' and 'loitered carelessly through the fields. , The rich, ripe corn waved. like a .golden Jake, and the birds sang sweetly enough, but his heart was full of sorrow; ' In the dis tiuaoe : stood 1 the old -Dreaming Beech ' 4ieen- of .the.i forest it towered towards heaven. ,Xt seemed to beckon him .with its ' green 'waving branches' to 1 come nearer like'a good old friend. He went and- sat ; beneath its ehodo, thinking of days gone by. Five years had passed since he, a poor miserable wretch, had rested there for the first time, " and dreamt that pleasaiit. dream. How pleasant I for it -had lasted five years, and now all gone 1 all gone I forever andever,;j' . ? .-!,! Then the beecji began to rustle, again, as it had' done , five 'years' ago.'.and to" inovo its mighty1 branches ; and as they moved-: these fell,-' as then, the golden glittering sunlight across its. leaves, and through the boughs peeped. eyer , and ahon'the4 deep' : blue sky. TCIien Jiiis hear grew-calmer, 'Ond ho" slept. '"Sodrt he dreamt that dream again of five years ojga. The-woman &r- th table- and-the little ohildreB at their play ; but now, the faces were "the faces of hid own dear wife -and -- children', - and she looked at him'withiejlarge.browneyes so kindly; ah,' so kindly t -; And then he awoke; and found it was only a dream ! : More sor rowful than' before, he broke oft a BmaH green twig from the tree, and went home and placed it in his hymn-book,. '.'': ; The next ' day was .Sunday, and as they went to ehurch the leaves fell out at the wife's feet. . He turned scarlet as he stooped - to pick them up. and put them into his pocket. But the wife had Ten it and asked what it was. ' . ' , " Only leaves from the Dreaming Beech, which is much kinder to me than you are. Yesterday I was resting be neath it and fell asleep. It wished to console me, for I dreamt that you were kind to me again, and had forgiven everything ; but it is not true. The good old beech, though it is a noble tree, knows nothing about the future." The. wife gazed at him, and it was as if & ..f had ioBaad her face. - - - " Husband, did you really dream that?" " Yes," he answered, positively. . And she knew it was the truth, by the twitching about his mouth, like one who has a difficulty in restraining his tears. . - ! " And I was really your wife ?" " lie ally my own true wife and she fell on his neck, and half suffocated him with kisses. : . 1 ! Thank God," she' said, " now it is all right again ! I love - you so dearly,- how dearly you can never know. And all these long weary days I have been in such dread,-lest I was wrong in loving you, ana tnat uoa meant me to nave another husband.' and von. another wife ! fr you certainly ' did rftealTny heart,. . you bad man and there was a deccp tion at first yes, you stole my heart, but it did not do you much good,' for you-know things must have happened jiist as they did, whether we would, or no." -.men,-after a. pause, Bhe gon- a;1 .1 . ' . ' liinueii ' j" Promise me never to speak slight iflgly of the Dreaming Beech again ?" . ; I never will, for .1 believe in it as you do, depend upon it, though in' a different way, perhaps. And now let us paste the leaves in the beginning of our hymn-book,' so that they may not be lost." Chambers' Journal. ' Poor Jack. lA correspondent writes from BOylo's camp: "japt. jack was grievously disappointed that Gen.' Davis did not meet him on equal terms, when his ten mile ride brought him to headquarters, He thought himself -a great chief,' and expected the commander pf the opposing iorces to meet mm ana . nave a taiK. Talk goes a great way with an Indian, And he supplements his defeats and his victories, and introduces all his great movements and transactions, with an interminable amount, of . talk. Gen, f Davis iyTlbt much on that layHJTit,1-!! ,- to tell the truth: lie doesn t understand thp "Indian ' traits .and. hobbies , well enough ' to tret the truth out of them wlieu they . do talk to him,' The' most unkindest cut "of ajl was" when the Gen eral returned, . to Jack's protestations that he should never try to run. away. ankwer that he had found him out to be such a liar that hewouidt?t.boligive him 11 ;he swore by the four Modoo lakes. Popr Jack, now wert thou indeed fallen and treated despitefully !" ' ' iJ,1: iadf?". !--" -' A patronymic Romance.1 Thirty years- &o, a young man entered the city of jn ew lort in almost penmlesBs condition, and a single acauaintanoe - in ' the great wilderness of houses. To-day his same is'; known, Wherever , humanity breathes. It is spoken in every hamlet, is heard in every city, and is as .familiar to the worker in the mines as to his brother in the mills.' and . wherever lan guage is known and ideas expressed the name of this penniless, unknown, and uncouth - lad of thirty years ago is ut tered. , It was John, Smith. , A CtjmoDb CLTrfATB. The climate of l-.Peru is set forth by a correspondent as 'exceedingly peculiar and . strange. It Kneyer rains there, we are told, but dur ping certain seasons, and when the at mosphere w tulett.wjtjh crfudjB a,-4 dew falls - bo thick,' heavy: and continuous that it will saturate the heaviest clothing m jess trtiui hart ran Hour.' 1x110 cm ing and going of "the clouds that distill this dew-js-nnother strange tliinir ."'con nected with. Peru. The changes are re ported so rapid and violent as to startle the stranger. ' ' ' ttisccliaacous. "; " I MacMahon 'is fond' of .'childreri' and eigarfe. : " . ::' . ':"--' . -' WaiiWOBTh's brain weighed fifty Ounces,.- -- ; ; 1 Aoasiz thinks insects possibly have a Certam intelligence. '' ' ' nPrrrt TiinnctA in -'MrirfTWfaVirw.n ,T1ot4i.! in' which President Folk was married is now used as a stable. : , : . The working population of the United States is estimated at 13,000,000 one third of the population, . The estimated cost of Chicago's new Grand Pacific Hotel was $1,000,000. The actual cost was $1,000,857.94. : ! m. riuz -. i. Grand Pacific, fifty-nine flights of stairs, thirty-eight miles of wire, 9'J9 windows, and i,070 doors. ,. . ! . - . . 1 Prof, ' Aoa&siz - says that , .educating males and females together ia ." in the nature of things unnatural and inexpe dient'," because there is "as real a dis tinction of 'sex ' in the mind as in the body pf human; beings. - v JNjiw -Hampshjbk 'is Bcriously 'begltf! ing to think of amending its constitu tion by abolishing the clause which pro-. vides that none but Protestant Church members Bhall be eligible to the Gov ernor s. chair i6r to the Legislatures -": . A ; . t"ahbb ' ' in ' Massachusetts,' '" who arewi impatient, -the other eyening, at the prolonged stay of an ardent admirer,! . y . 1 1 -, 1 ap. nis oimguber, pntereo. iuy room tutu ihvite thei'younff ma'iw;' 'remain to b,raakfasi The young man deelihed the invitation. . i;o!0; BaiiFH Wai.d T,MXBaot- denies,' 'nbt without something hke indignation the report - tnat jNannetto D. J-jnerson (fhe who ' claims to have written ." Betsey and I Are Out")' is his cousin, bit in any way related to the - Emeraons of Coil- cbrd, M asa. -, 4 ; : . .',... t ! The great pneumatic tube of Brisbane lias failed. , Even between the Capitol and Government Printing.. Office, at Washington, it does not work satisfac torily.'- Pneumatic : expresses may in tone traverse the land in all directions but the. .tinie is evidently not near at ! An astrononfist who has counted them and knows,-says, only about 6,000 stars are visible, to the naked eye in the clear est night. 1 An - ordinary opera glass fox inspecting calves and other - animals. brings about 20.000 into new, while the largest telescope in existence renders 25,000 visible. . Pounds sterling were substituted for fvnnea iUTtixo telpgraphio announcement of the sum the Shah of Persia intends to " go through" in his summer's trip. Instead of $25,000,000, it is only $1,000,- 000 ; so, in place of being a spendthrift and profligate, it appears that the Shah 13 a parsimonious old miser. . - In sneakincr of Kinc Mirambo. of (Ten trn.1 Africa, the dmirt .Tnurna.1 savs that a monarch who would take the trowsers sent . from missionary-inspired ladies of Aberdeen, split them in halyeB, nil them with sand, and make a war club of of each leg, cannot' be forgiven upon the ground of mere eccentricity. - It has'been .shown bv" careful invest! gatioh that the- amount of heat received from titie sun ill one minute is sufficient to raise .the temperature, of Jive and a half cubic miles of water to one, degree of , centegrade or an amount, of heat equivalent to a 'force required to do the 'work of. two thousand steam engines" of- one hundred horse-power each, working continuously for lour thousand, years,. - TVtzztk and I4YDIA i Taxi.011 ' five years ago entered the :JolBce ' of- the Charlotte Jieriublican as ' compositors. . They af terwards went into the Battlo Creek Journal office, and since that time they nave earned trom xa to zu per week. "From their earnings they have support ed their mother : as housekeepers they have lived well, bought a piano, taken music' lessons, gave SfLW toward the building of the Baptist Church at Battle Creek, and have saved $1,200. ' They are unmarried. , ..... - The following story is told to illus trate, the strictness with which-.the Onnard Steamshin .Dine is mana&red: The captain of one of their New York ships having lately married,- asked leave to take .his wile with him on one voyage. 'This was granted, but, on going to take command when the ship was ready for sea, he found one of his brother captains on board, from whom he learned that,' though the company had no objections tpjiis taking his wife to America, they were not wmmg 10 trust 111m with tne ship, too. -.. ,! ; .' -'. - ,- .. .'! Influence, of Sex on Chime. An in-i veBtigatioii'intb the nature aud' cause of crimes in-1 Massachusetts 'has developed thp rather unpleasant, factj that a uttle ovur seVenty per cent, of the females' ar- rested'or imprisonedare guilty ol oEtences against- morality, and that fpr 43 very 100 men who have been sent to prison 182 times, 100 females-have been-sent there 342 times. , The other day. a wo-; man was sent for the tenth time to the House, of Correction ; and one. of- tho Boston judges, knows a woman, a good tailoress,' who has been drunk nearly all the tune during the past .fifteen years, excepting during , the months she was in limbo. Woman shouldr take -her sex bodily in hand and raiBO her in the social scale. Perhaps- the chief .'fault lies in women, who are more . susceptible , to temptation than men. .'- . . . ' What Consumptives Need, The late Dr. Marshall HalL of England, said - If J. were seriously ill of consumption; I would live out doors- day and night, except in Tainy ' weather or mid-winter ; then I would sleep in an unplastered log-house. Physio has no nutriment, erasping for air cannot cure you monkey-capers in a gymnasium cannot cure you, and stimulants cannot -cure. 'you. What consumptives want is air, not physic pure air, not medicated air plenty of meat and bread." I A Maine court has lately decided that a railroad ticket is good for six years if not used before the expiration of that time, Animal and Vegetable Life at the North Pole. I The followinsr. extract' from the report of the Polaris investigation will be found interesting: " '"' On board the Solaris are spbcimens or. drift-wood pieked up on or near the shores of Newman's Bay and Polaris Bay, among which 'Mr." Myers thought he recognized the walnut, the ash,- and the pine. Among numerous facts that ap- J pear to DC enown Dy tne testimony elicited on the -exanunatiMi, .we - may mention as pne of much-interest, that the dip of the needle amounted to 45 deg., and its' deviation ' 96 deg., being less than at Port Frulke and Benselaer Harbor, as given by Dr. Kane and Dr. Hayes. - .The rise and fall oft tides was carefully . observed, the average being about five and-one-half. feet. , The fre&test depth of water noted was about 00 fathoms! The existenco'of a con stant purrent southward- was noticed by the, expedition, i(s rapidity varying with the season ana locality., ine .winter temperature 'was, ' found "to ,. be much milder than was expected,- the'minlmunt beinar B0 degrees below zero in January,' although March proved, to be the. eoia-f est month. The prevailing winds, were northeast; although , there were", occa sional 'tempests' from the south west. High winds were notieed, however, from all. points of the compass. Bain was Occasionally observed, only on . land. however, the precipitation presenting -. i . , 1 1 . . ltseu -over uie lee in tue -irui ui enow. During the summer,- the extent -of both lands and elevations, was'. A are of .snow and' ice," excepting patches here t and 41Am fV.A lVU)a nf--4r.o WV.- "s'rVi VUVlO JUUL lAUU DUUUU Wl IV ayVIIHa, a aaw soil during this period waa covered wrthT. a more or less dense vegetation of mosay with which, Bevexai arctic plants were interspersed, some Of them of consider- aoie oeamy, ono enrareiy wiuiout scran, many small willows scarcely reach ing the dignity - of. shrubs. The rocks noticed were of ,a schistose or slate nature.' and in some instances con taized fossil-plants,' epecimens ot which were collected. . Distinct, evidences of former glaciers were seen in localities now bace of ico, these indications eon- Bisting in the occurrence of termmal and lateral moraines. Animal life was found tp. abound,, jausk -oxen being shot at intervals throughout the winter. Ueese,. and duck and other water fowls, mclud- ln r- riiovers . and other - wading Diras, abounded dunng the summer, although species of land birds were" comparative ly few. No fish . were seen, ' although nets and lines were frequently called into play in obtaining them. . The wa ters, however, were found tilled to - an- extraordinary decree . with marine invertebrata, including jelly fiai " and shrimps. Seals- were - very abundant. Numerous insects were observed also, especially several species of butterflies. Also flies, bees, and insects of like character. The Oldest City in the World. Damascus is the oldest city in the world. Tyre and Sidon have crumbled on the shore, liaaibeo is a - ruin ; myra is buried in a desert ; Nineveh and isabyion nave uissappearea irom the. Tigris and the Euphrates. Damast cus remains what it was before the days of Abraham a center of trade and travel an island of verdure in the des ert : " a presidential capital," with mar- iwl and , "sacred, associations - extending through thirty centuries. It was near Damascus that Saul of Tarsus flaw the light above the brightness of the sun ; mo street, wmcu is caueu oinut, in which it was aaid .f? ho -prayed," still runs throutrh the: city. . The caravan comes and goes as it did a thousand years aso : there ia BtilL .the. sheik,' fh ass, and the water-wheel ; tne merchants' pi the u.npnrates ana tne meaiierra hean atiJl , occupy" these "with. 'the multitude of their wares." The city which Mohammed surveyed from neighboring height, and was afraid to enter, " because it was given to man to have but one paradise, and for his part, he was resolved not to 'have it in this world,."-ia td-day what Julian called the " eve: of the East." , as - it Was,": in the time of Isaiah, f'the bead of SyriaH1' It is still a city of flowers ; the streams of Lebanon and the' "silk of gold" still murmer and sparkle in the wilderness of the, Syrian gardens. .-. ; ' Oh, the Girls! ' The girls1 5n the principal cities in this country are-noted as follows . Baltimore, the. handsomest. Boston, the most intellectual. -' New York, the gayest and most ex pensive in dress. ' Washington, the most airy andjsnper ficial.' .... "' Philadelphia, the most refined and ladviike. Chicago, the fastest and most dissipa ted. t ,; ' ' ; " Bt. Louis, the most reckless. , , New Orleans, the most'truthfuL ChicinnatL the : awetost i-and : most amiable.' , ;r . ,- f ' LouiBviile, the proudest. . Detroit, the Wildest.) '. .' a 1 Cleveland, the most graceful and eo tertainini? in conversation. Han. Francisco, the most indifferent. ' - Richmond, the most anxious to.be loved: -- -' ' - .-''-- - ' , Mobile, the most liberal entertainers. Hartford, the best musicians, v Buffalo, the dullest. - - Rochester the lontrest hair. ' " The girl in the., country as making the best wife. 'i ; . A oqEBESPONDHNT of tlie Practical Farmer' says: "I have -known many men, and women, too, who from various causes have become so. mueh affected with ' nervousness , that .. when . they stretched out their' hands' they shook .bike aspen leaves on windy days ; and by r i . , i , i , a aauy, moaerate use 01 tne piaacnea footstalks of celery leaves as a salad. they become strong and steady in limbs- as other people, i have known others bo very nervous that the least annoyance put them in a state of agitation and they were in almost .constant perplexity and fear who were effectively cured by a daily moderate use of blanched celery as a salad at meal times. - 1 have known others cured by using celery for palpita- ' 'One of Byron's sons has turned up in New Xork. RAIN AND SHINE. , , . B V...MM.kTM.A.M.nAlhli4-1lMj 1 'till The.ftelds i erf eat mortar, mire the highway,. . ( (o4UBee ror ft crop oi .fye u u , It is rain, rain, nothing but rain . . TT un. niu IU. pwi , .w. r . f j . , . . Why, ait the in house and Righ and repine, Of proapectWe woea, hoald theaun neiaooa llunft a-nat-a -wai ne-a timet j w m - .'.-.,- r- ' : " ' i , : . . ,- Jl' J oi.il. .-.--' t-f .- OUiDO Buijro, , No cloud to be aeen for many along day,' 11 ,:. The fields -hard and dry aa the dtnty highway, J So chance for a crop of rye, wheat, corn or hay .. , It la antae; mine, notning m ui i Vh,t will the noor farnier do T r . . , Why, wander abont aad moan end complain ' ' ' Tnat wora ana no worm are emumj , r Unlee we aeon have a goodahower of alm o il J 4 ' U hat -a what ue-a unij to on. ... Ttj,1n nr ahlne. . - We hear from too many Uie sad, aad strain, . It i nothing but shiue or nothing bat rain,; J. Sou eqauiy aesui 19 uw iuo m uo 8f i , . JLJiq tne.Caane VI tumaj wmm.:i ... . . n V..... 1 .1 thm "u- fapnu., H ,1 9 Why, amile wlten it shines and amile-when It ralna, . f And take it for granted from all bia peat gaina, That God knows what 'a beet foroll Uada of gralna That's what he coma ana enoura ao. Humorous. y i A poseb for an oculistr-rA. window blind.' .''" i" ":i ! What" is stronger than ft'COuniSil 'of J ten?.; A potent-eighty I..' ol rii ."i If you want to know whether a tree, o is hollow or not, ax it.. . Why ' is 'mid ocean like Broadway ?.' Because there you'll see the big 1 i An. editor's pistol having beer, Btolen, tura it ho will give bin thft oontentaand ,U UUTC4UOCD Ll.aU 11 vuc wuivA. " Tip questions .asked.;; ,' , ,L.j n A Mhwbsota man was lately fined $ 10 f for' abbreviatinst the caudal appendage" of a neiglibor's pig-ndiaOw theJ tuee-i- i 4.'.... .... . . TF An inili fit T11V f till" ia . "worth $10; how much 'would if cost to " "gq the whole nog.:: . :.uu sin-. ! The first verse 4t the pffioe-seeker'a song now is said to be as followa: ;. , . 1 " O'l I6ng to be a Granger, Ana witn tne uraogera ecsncv fs . : t,.H And a pitohfrir-raiy fcand." The JocaL editor 'ot -one Of -'our ' ex changes .baa a bursting ' paragraph ; as follows :' Delinquent subscribers . . should not rJerthit -their daughter fe ' wear this paper for .a buetla. .There, berj, lntr so' much due on it, there is danger , of -taking aoTJldJai. I -u "; -! .-''" . ' A" kan "in "Cincinnati . owned a pot panther. Last week he went; off with ! with nis wife ana lamuy iot a visit oi a couple of-: days, leaving the pet panther . -and -his mother-in-law to keep house, , On his return his grief can be imagined. - nn-rtiiuvivArv fli of jt was the nanther that was dead, not tne momer-in-iaw. . xua old lady had talked the poor animal to death,; . . The "India-rubber bustle" ia again " heard from. This time it was a Brook- lyh young lady, who was thrown from ' her carriage coming down the hill from- . Prospect Park! . She made 97 i bounces, I in ' all, and waa ' finally rescued, by a ' ' hook and ladder ..company, from ' tho top of a telegraph pole, where she Jiad stuck in attempting to complete the 98th bounce.- ,' -ioi jtl-.-" A Pouohkeefstb belle, who sported: aU- long curt and a love of a bonnet, visited ; tne menagerie tne oraur uay. one go too. close, to the .monkey cage; and her-7 tnischievous prototype reached for that curL - He got it, -and with it the- rest of her false hair and her love of -a bonpe.' The entire family of monkeys began to wear the bonnet, and made sorry work pf it, wkilq the giri-well, what: she- did can be imagined. ... ..... - The . proBDerous . undertaker! of a, I neighboring town is 'a 'shoemaker by . trade, and an ' acquaintaboe calling km 1 him. at few days since was surprised to; J find him seated aJt ,th ixwifh, and leg- ging away .air ma termer Dusiness. " Hallo, u said tne visitor,. " a ; ; thought you had left the care of eoles ' for -that .iof bodies." - "Bo I had, -so5 1 had," said the carer of sole and body, . with' an emphatic rap of nis Hammer and- a-htidderW-o"the- left eyelidj But Db., S-tt went to Europe, .V8.: month, 'an' the' tierr 'in business ain't wut' f olleraV, now.' ;'" - . -"-3 "- Air Irishman ' had' a deant'; Whteif tamrht him . the danger of i delay. .. "Ij dreamed," said he, "I was wid Uie Pope, who was as great a jintleman 'aa any one in the-district, an he axed me . . wad. I drink. Thinka It wad aliduct swim;, and seein'. the Innishowen tandV v lemon hnd sugar pn the sideboard I told . him I didn't care' if I tik a wee dhrapor-;1 punch.; ; Cowld or hot axed the Fepe. ' Hot, your Holiness,' I replied ; and bfe tliat he stepped down to the kitchen -for the burn' water, bur before ne got back, 5 I woke atsaigh-frsip.''-'' And now it's''dia-" . tre&oing fcBeididnJt take it aowld. . - Stammering. , . ,. . One who was a stammerer for .years, . . . writes i 'No stammering person ever Lfpuiid anyi'difljeiilty ' ainging. . Tha;- reason of this is that by observing tne . measure of the music, by keeping time, the organs of epeeeh -kept in such position,. that enunciation is easy.' Ap ply the same rule to reading or speech ana tne same- result win -ioiiow. -uet the. Btammerer , ;ake a. sentence eayj . this one : ' Deander swam ' the Hellee- L . . i 1 , 11 . I . puilv, atuu. KUUtHUHW All VJ CJ llAUlH, scan it, keeping .time . with the finger if JJL necessarV. letting each syllable occupy. the same time, thus :' Iie-an-der-BWm-' J the-Hel-les-pont,' and he will not starn- , mer. Let him pronounce slowly at first, then faster,: but - still keeping tim keeping time, with words instead of. eyll. . tables, and he will be surprised to find that, by at very little 1 practice, he will " read without stammering, and nearly . rapidly as persons, ordinarily talk or read. - Then practice this in reading and ' ' conversation until the habit is broken, , , up. Perseverance is all that is neoessa- . ry to perform a perfect cure." . A Hks Swallows an Eaolb. A Mis souri paper wants its readers to believe that a gold dollar was found ia the crop of a hen, which the misguided fowl had swallowed before the firing upon Fort -Sumter. She failed to make a " cor ner" on her gold deposit, and finally lost her life in trying to resume specie payment.