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Jljc Venn’s (Grotoc 'Hmnii.
JAMES W. LAUGHLIN, Editor and Publisher.
Entered at the Post office at Penn's Grove, Salon County, N. I., for transmission through the mails as second-class matter.
TERMSOn* Dollar per Year.
Atiorney & Counsellor At Law
019 Walnut St., Philadelphia.
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OT.r Layton's Meal Market,
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Masons & Plasterers,
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Groceries, Flour* Meal,
The only plus In town where yon can |M
cor nor Penh and Habmokt Street*.
Repairing promptly attended to.
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M.uuinoiurer <h tad Dealer in
Repairing Promptly Attended t%
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Foot of HAR1S0NY Street.
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ents promptly made.
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House & Sign Painter.
Main Street,
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KIhw mine eyelids, beauteous mom,
Blushing Into life new-born !
Leud me violets for my hair,
And thy ru«set robe to wear,
And tny ring of rosearte hue,
Het In drops of diamond dew !
Kiss my cheek, thou noontide ray.
From my love so far away !
Let thy splendor, streaming down,
Tnrn Its pallid lilies brown,
Till Its darkening shades reveal,
Where his passion pressed its seal.
Letter from England.
Veget&rianum in England. Ednoation and
iublic Morality Founder*’ Day. Oaaar
’ .owning. Trinity Chapel.
Cambridge, Eng. Dec. tith, 1881.
One of the most distinguished class
ical Professors in Ibe University, an
earnest preacher, and a man active iu
| every good work, is a vegetarian. He
gave a lunch, some weeks ago, to a
conventitn of temperance reformers,
at which ttie menu comprised cro
quettes of macaroni, “vegetarian
goose,” bean salad, apple dumplings
and custards, rogiod, baked apples,
damson cheese, oat-meal and coffee
beverage, still hop drink, grajies,
melons, apples, pears, peanuts, bis
cuits, arrowroot, etc. Dietetic reform |
has many advocates in the higher t
ranks of society in England. Jt is
connected even with political science.
An interesting paper was read at
the meeting of the British Association
at York, entitled “ Corn or Cattle: a
comparison of the economic results ol I
agrlcultuie aim cattle-lairing, in rela
tion to national fonil supply.” Tue
author ray-, that the people of Great
Briiuiu, at present, are very Jargtly
depenueut, for their daily brtad, upon
supplies fr< m foreign sources, and that
the proportion of imported, over home
grown, foods is steadily increasing; so
that many think the British islauus
really incapable oi feeding iheir in
He proceetls to shew,however,that if
the lands devoted to the pasture of
cattle, were tilled and used for graiu
grawing, there would beau annual re
turn of cereal crops “ sufficient, at two
pouuds a day, to feed 92,702,898 per
sons.” The real remedy for over-pop
ulation, he says, is food reform. By
discontinuing cat!le-raising, he hopes
that England will be “no longer-de
pendent upon foreign nations, for her
lood supply, but able, in her green
orchards and yellow corn fields, to
find an ample and healthy support for
her children, and her children's chil
The college pulpit of St. John’s
takes up the strain. One of her learn
ed clergy said, in a Lenten Sermon,
iast yegr : "The sword slays its thous
auds; glut.any, us ten thousands, but
when we consult saiuts and sages, we
hear a clear aud harmonious vo'ee.
Let vs who are of the day be sober.
Wise men of the East and of the West,
stoic and Epicurean, fathers and
reformers, Fisher and Luther, Win.
Law and John Wesley, Thomas Ar
nold and John Keble, are all at one
in the doctrine and the practice of
strict tern prance, soberness, and chas
tity, as binding on all, possible to all.
lie ye holy, for l am holy, is no cruel
irony, hut a promise ana means of
grace. His strength is made perfect in
our weakness. * * Christ's law is our
birthright, written in our hearts ; we
cannot escape it; we must obey or defy
it. Look upward, aud there is before
you a discipline aud a service, open
ing day by uay into boundless
freedom, the freedom as of St. Paul or
Mr. Wilson, the head master of Clif
ton College, ascribes the superior
health and vigor oftheladsand young
men at the Public Schools (i. e. the
great, high-priced boarding-schools) j
•■ml the Universities of England, to
the simple diet, which, on the whole,
prevails at both. Thus “ meat is eaten
but once a uay, aud the morning and
evening meals are light.” Heattiib
utes to the same cause the superior
morality of the highly educated
youths. "Immorality, " he says, "has
been of late, increasing among the
upper elaseew in England. But at
Oxford and Cambridge this is not the
case. There is, I think, an entire con
census of well-qualified opinion, that
the Universities are better than they
were, and have a standard of purity
and morals, higher than that of any
similar aggregate of men. Further,
the morality of public school men is
better than that of the private and
smaller schools. * * * It is of the first
importance that the fare be simple,
discipline good ; Industry essential; j
exercise abundant, carried on up to
the point of fatigue, two or three times
a w eek ; and time fully occupied.”
Founders’ Day at Trinity is called
’Scarlet Sunday,” because the doc
tors all appear in their scarlet robes,
as well as in their hoods, which they
wear every Sunday. All Saints’ Day
was another scarlet day. The foreign
bishops were “Old Catholics” who
have broken with Borne. We attend
ed a reception meeting at which they
were welcomed. Dr. Dollinger sent a
letter; the Bishop of Eiy, aud one
other speaker, pronounced him “ the
most learned man in the Western
Church.” The Bishop of Winchester
said : “ I believe him to be the great
est church historian in Europe.”
Beresford Hope, M. P., said: “I am
very glad that, in the days of the
reformation, we did not go ofl to
Borne, but I don’t know buttbat I am
equally glad that we did not go oil' to
Geneva.” It was quite imposing to
gee bo many of the Eug fell bishops to
gether. Dr. Llghtfoo bent a letter of
regret, saying that he felt great inter
est in the movement. This new re
formation boasts that it already repre
sents a population of half a milli so.
Among the iutereiting people hi
to whom we hid letters, were Heiiey
Taylor, who Is devoted to 8>>clal Sci
ence, and is worklrtif up the subject of
the participation of workingmen In
the profits of manufHe'ure, agriculture
snd trade, and Oscar ffrowntug, who
is giving an interesting course of lec
tures, at King’s, no Political Science.
Again, at Trinity Chapel, wesiw u i
ocean of white gowns, and heard glc
riousmusic. The Lord Chief Justice
of England was there, in his wig and
dcr his chain. A Way or two before,
we had visited the Matter’s Lodge of
Triuily, a here the Queen has twice
siayed. We were told of the approach
ing visit of the Bferd Chief Justice,
who always makes bis home at the ,
Master’s Lodge, when boldiug court
in Cambridge. L. C.
Our Young Folks.
8tketch it a Little —A little c irl
and her brother were on tlieir »af to a
ragged school on a cold w liter morn
ing.s The roofs of Hie booses and the
giipsou the common were white with
frost, the wind veiy sharp. They
were both poorly dressed, but the little
girl had a sort of a coat over her,
which she seemed to have outgrown.
As they walked briskly along, she
drew her little companion up to her,
“ Come under my coat, Johnny.”
“ It isn't big enough for both," he
*' Oil, tillv l <uii ntieU.il it <i> little,
she said ; and they were soon as close
together and as warn as two birds in
the same nest. How tnany shivering
i odies and heavy hearis and weeping
eyes there are in the worid, just he
cause people do not stretch * eir c in
forts a Ifttle beyond then *''f es.
True am> Faithful. —“ Charlie,
Charlie!” Clear and swekl as a note
si ruck from a silver tfell the voice
rippled over the corrditon. “That’s
mother,’’ cr'.ed one of c boys, and he
instantly thre^ i^>v , A hia bat and
picked up hi/jaok' Y
“ Don’t go yet! t ^ out! ”
" Finish tlilsjjai ^ U| it ag; in,”
cried the players ■: ^ tlu$f chorus.
“ I must go—riiijd off—this minute.
I told her I’d clime whenever she
called.” I 4$
"Mike believe) you didn't hear,”
they exe'siined. i
“ But [ did hear.l"
“you can’t do anything with 1.1m;
lie's tied to hil mother’s apron
strings.” J
“She won’t V i yon did.”
“ But I know i ,,and—”
“Let him go.1'!,said a bystander,
“That’s so,” s*fl Charles, "and It’s
to what every hoy ought to be tied,
and in a baid kuo1. too.”
“ I wouldn’t be) such a baby as to
run the minute she called.”
“ I don’t cull it babyish to keep one’s
word to his mother,” answered the
obedient boy, a beautitfil light glowing
in his blue eyes , “ I call that manly ;
and the boy who don’t beep his word
to her, will never beep it to any one
els. —you see if he dopkj ” and he hur
ried away to his c<dthurtle. «
Thirty years h; p^sed since those
boy3 played on tlXibmlnon. Charlie
Gray is a pvoepej'Jis business man in
a great ciiy, aad his mercantile
friends say of hinAdiat “ his word is a
bond.” We asbe. im how he acquir
ed such a repute Jo. “I never broke
my word when a bey, no matter how
great a temptation, and the habits
thus formed tben,4 ave clung to me
through life.” ^
The Pio and th k Hollow Lots.—
My story is abouta i^itat > field in “ Old
Virginia.” It had around it “ a stake
and rider fence ” Thefktatoes grew
and grew, in sunshine, dew and rain.
'rhe owner of the field sap that there
was someth in nnw rung pith bis potato
patch. The vines up and
the potatoes were gone. But who was
the thief? By wat diing, may he, the
robber may 8ft found.
The farmer hid himself among some
bushes. But he saw nothing, except
one of his own little pigs. Piggy was
coming slowly, slowly along the big
road. He was rooting ail the way, and
gruuting at every step. Did the pig
know w here he was going ?
One cornerpf the rail fence rested on
a large hollow log. That log;was just
like the elbow of a stove-pipe. One of
its ends was outside and 'one was in
side of the potato field.
The sly pig went straight t<> the log !
With a grunt, he crawled in at one
end of it, aud With another grunt, he
crawled out awjlie other end into the
field. There h% began at onep to root
up the nice potatoes and eat them.
The farmer jumped over th* fence.
In a trice the bars weje put down
There was a loud call: “ Here Hover,
^ Rover, seek him! seek him, sir!"
\ And the dog chimed the thieving ras- I
I cal squealing fiotn the field.
The farmer said to himself: “I’ll
fix things all right.” Then he turned
the log so that the elbow was in the
field, and both of its ends were on the
Then the farmer hid and watched
again. Mr. Pig came along a second
time. He thought everything was
right. He crawled into' the log once
more. He crawled through it hut he
was atill on the outside of the feuce.
The pig grunted. He lifted up his
heed. He looked all around in great
surprise. He wondered what was
wrong. Then he grunted louder, and
tried once more. Again he failed.
And he failed as ot'.en as he grunted
and tried.
The merry farmer laughed loudly at
the wicked and astonished pig.
Thieves are sometimes caught in
their slyest trick*!—Ow LUU* Ones.
How the Weather Indications
are Determined.
At the Signal Service Bureau iu
Washington, the weather indications
are recorded ai five a. m., eleven a. m.,
four p. m., and eleven p. m., dally. A
reporter undertakes to tell how the
work is done, and this is what he »ee9:
Take a seat in the indication room
with'me, and we will see how the
f weather la gotten up. It is now four
o’clock, Washington time, and tele
giants ave pouring in from all parts of
the United States, Canada, British
America, West Indies, Nova Scotia,
and failing into the lap of the sergeant
in charge. The territory covered is
from Olympia, in Victoria, on the
northwest eoast of Biitish America,
across to Sydney, above Newfound
land, th. >ce down to Havana, across
to San Oiego, California, and thence
back again. There’s a girdle for Puck.
At a certain hour of the day—three
o’clock' Washington time — observa
tions are taken at all stations, and then
they begin to eonle in, ciiasing each
ottier over the wires pell mell, like a
crowd of unruly school boys. These
dispatches are called ofl to six gentle
men, each of whom sits before a map,
one noting the thermometer, another
the barometer, a third the condition
of the weather, and so on. These are
transferred to one large map, and then
Old Probabilities* makes his appear
He gluuces over all; sets where a
storm was at 1 a. m., aud notes where
it was at ttiree o'clock. He takes into
consideration the wind currents, the
luimidity, and all the minor details
which his experience and learning
have taught him.
Not a word Is spoken in the room.
Old Proi s i- in deep study. In a
moment he will speak to lifty millions
of people, aud a few more over in
Canada. His .-tenogr^pher appears,
and the indications aie dictated for
New En.Uuid, then the M ddle -tates,
the Boulh, West. Mississippi Valley,
then pel hap',a storm hull) tin twenty
four hours in advance, to warn son e
epe dal section.
Among the innovations made, i- the
furuhh'iigto sections of the country
special repo:ts of lb ods, the roudidons
of rivers s:.d their probable rise and
till, within twenty fair hours follow
ing, at given points. Then reports
are made f„r Southern Btatee, on the
weather during cotton picking time,
8‘gnals being displcy-d from the tele
graph sla ions, denoi og clear or bad
Weather coming.
Lady Godiva.
Have you ever heard of <.\>_vi ntry,
an old town not very farfrom London,
where some of lire street* are so Bur
row that no wagons ran pass through
I hem, and where the second stories of
the quaiut old mansions jut over
so far into the street that they almost
toueh each other?
ft was a lovely morning in Septem
ber. We iiad come from busy London,
that immense oity where one million
people, every year, ride in the many
railroads that are made under the
houses, saying nothing of the millions
who throng the streets aboveground.
All the people know Americans at
fight, and they looked at us us care
fully as we at them. First we went to
a tall church that Sir Christopher
Wren, the architect, said was a mas
terpiece. Its tower and spire alone are
three hundred and three feet high: that
is about three times a high as the state
house lu Boston. The church was built
nearly four hundred years before Co
lumbus discovered America; and
given by a great earl to the monks—it
is Protestant now—for “the repose of
his soul." I suppose that means that
he might gel safely to Heaven.
But the thing which most interested
us about Coventry, was that here once
lived a sweet and beautiful lady,about
whom tbo people never lire of telling
Site was the wife ot an ear.' who gov
erned Coventry. He was immensely
rich, hut taxed his subjects so, that
petitions came in every day to have
them lowered. Finally, as all their
beseeching did no good, the poor peo
ple came to his wife, Lady Godlva, to
beg her to intercede for them. Her
heart was touched.and she went to her
husband, bet he was angry, aud bade
her never tospeak of't again.
Several rnon'ha vent by. He had
been awav to soue wars in the unrth
ern'pui t of EngUad, xnd earning home
wasso delighted to meet his wife and
darliug little boy thAthe clasped them
both to his heart, asking her if she
needed anything to complete her hap
piness. She hud money, an e egant
home, and lived like a queen, but she
could not be happy. She said, “ While
our people groan under oppression,the
most luxurious entertainment can af
ford me no real enjoyment.”
Leofhic, her husband, again be
came violently angry, but said, since
he had promised to do what she
wished, he would keep his word ; but
she must ride on borstbaik, at noon
day, fioin one end of the city to the
other, wfih no clothing upon her. He
supposed, of course, that she would
never consent to this. For a moment
her noble, womanly heart sank with
in her, and then shesaid, “ I will go.”
Seeing that her mind was made up,
he ordered all Ihe people to darken the
fronts of their houses, and retire to
the back parts of them, while the de
voted la ly took her lonely ride. When
the appointed bay came, the whole
city was t * still as death. Lady Godi
va’s beaut ful white horse was brought
to the pahue. With a face as blanch
ed as her e:\arger, drawing her long
hair like a tearf about her body, she
mounted, and rode in solemn slleucc
through all the principal street*. No
sound was heard save that of the
horse's hoofs, as the grateful people
waited for their burdens to be lifted.
And when the ride was over, and
the people opened their doors and un
barred their windows, a great cry of
rejoicing went up from thousands, for
Coventry was free. Lady Oodiva, after
founding several churches, died about
the year 10o9.
Every three or four years, in Coven
try, a quaint procession still takes
place, in honor of this noble act of de
votion to her people. The city guard
and high coustable lead the column.
Then follows a beautiful woman cloth
ed in whi'e linen dress, fitted c'ose to
her body, with loug hair floatiug
about her, and a large hunch of flow
r-H in her hand, riding on a cream
colored horse. On either side of her
are two city officials, dressed in green
and scarlet. Two men come next,
bearing the sword and mace, emblems
of the high authority of the mayor,
followed by the mayor himself in his
scarlet robes, trimmed with fur, wear
ing a cocked hat, and carrying a white
wand in his hand. Then come the
sheriffs in their black gowns, all the
different trades of the city, the Odd
Fellows, Foresters, and other benevo
lent societies.
The principal cbaractersof the show
are attended by beautiful children In
coit'y habits, riding on horseback.
These children are so small that they
a:eohliged tu sit in basket-work seats,
which are fastened to the horses’
back. The men wlio lead the horses
walk without their coats, and are dec
orated with a profusion of ribbons.
Odds and Ends.
The man who had so elastic a step
wore rubbers.
Epitaph for a suecess'ul para
grapher: He never pointed his jokes
with italics.
The term Mormon means : the mor
mon-}’you have the more wives you
can be sealed to.
A bird that lives on the tinny tribe
is a fish-hawk; and the man who
sells the finny tribe is a fish-hawker.
Think their feathers pretty : A sa
tirical e'ave says that tenors usually
put on more airs than they sing.
It has got so now that the daily
paper is gradually usurping the place
of the sewing circle, as a disseminator
of news.
The rubber slings used by the little
hoys are getting to be as dangerous as
the gin sling handled by their daddies.
Soap nakers may give each other the
lye with impunity. In other lines of
business it is safer to be a little cau
fiot’s in this respect.
Baldwin left the Newark Bank
building, because it was the only thing
which, if stolen, the directors would
have missed.
The man who stood in front of his
glass for two hours, getting the right
color on his mustache, said he was
just “ dyeing to see his girl.”
It is said that the laws of New York
very closely resemble sausages. You
have great respect for them, until you
know how they are made.
Jay Charlton want3 to know if it is
because so many improvements hav<f
been made in spring beds and mat
tresses that people lie so easiiy.
“I never argy agin a success,” said
Artemus Ward. "When I see a rat
tlesnaix’s head sticking out ov a hole,
I bear oft to the left and say to myself,
1 that hole belongs to that suaix.’ ”
When Adam was in his bachelor
hood, he found bis nights lonely, and
always welcomed the morn with glad
ness. Still, for all that, he was hap
pier when Eve came.
A motherly looking woman, yester
day, carefully handed the stamp-clerk
at the poet-offlce a letter, marked “in
haste,” and inquired if there was any
extra charge for wrflng that on. “ Oh,
none at all.” 1 How on will the
letter go out ?” " in about forty min
utes.” “ No sooner than that ?"
“ Well, we might hire a special train,
and get it olf’in twenty minutes.”
“Would it be too much trouble?”
‘Oh, none at all.” She thought for a
moment, turned the letter over three
or four times and Anally said : “ I
guess t won’t ask you to hire a special
train, but if you will be kind enough
to telegrai h my sister that I have
written her a letter, to tell her I can’t
come till Monday, and to be at the
depot to meet me, and that mother
didn’t go to Toledo after all, I shall be
ever so much obligeJ. Good morn
iug.” __
A Frisky Quadruped Creates a
A highly amusing scene was wit
nessed at the Academy of Music at a
recent matinee. About the n iddle of
(he last act, while the "Jolli Bach
elors” and “Jolly Maids ” were aliout
to make a grand climax, afemii ins
shriek was heard In the dress elide,
and half a seoond later, a young la y
was observed to jump up into her
chair, gather her dress about her and
stare at the floor. This was instantly
followed by a chorus of squeals, and
all the ladies in that part of the house,
moved by some common Impulse,
climbed into their seats, gathered up
their skirts and craned their necks to
look underneath. Presently a little
scream arose from the other tide of
the aisle, and another young woman
jumped Into her chair. Everybody
looked to see what the panic was.
Some of the performers laughed,
others were amazed, and all stumbled
through their parte—though that made
no difference, as nobody in the house
was paying the slightest attention to
1 the play. It waa a mouse.
Under Water Lamps.
A new method of Illuminating the
tank? at the Koyal Aquarium, West
minuter, was la tel v shown h/tueaoi
of the "Faure” elec.rtc battery^ and
which, so far as it went, was of a sac
eessful character. The light* shown
were, to the numberof six, submerged
in the tank at the foot of the west
staircase with excellent effect, show
ing up every fish and plant with
great distinctness, a result bu]x>ssib)e
to attain under the old system of gas
illumination. Oneof the great advan
tages of the electric over the gas light
ing system, is that the llsh do not
seem to mind in the least the close
proximity of the incandescent l imps,
while at the same time they do not
sutler from the noxious emanations
evolved during the combustion of gas.
Under Mr. Fuure’s system, a steady
light of almost any intensity can be
attained, while th» engines,which can
be run without cessation during the
whole of the twenty-four hours of the
<lay, eitect a great many savings, by
their power of storing the electric en
ergy, while at the same time they ob
viate thedangerof a sudden accidental
extinction of the other light employed.
The electricity used for the lighting oi
the tank was generated in Woolwich,
and carried down to the aquarium,
where it arrived but a short time be
fore it was used.
Men and Women as Workers.
Leaving laziness and mere lym
phatic iudiflV ren'ee out of tbe ques
tion, men and women differ much in
natural tendency to work. A man
may lie very far from idle, and yet
have none of that agreeable instinct of
activity which is born with some
people. We must also distinguish be
tween activity in a favorite study or
purpose, and mere labor. Absolute toll
we may put on one side. But we must
draw a line everywhere between labor
in which the whole .of the force and
suggestion has to come from within,
and to which the inducements and
solicitations lie outside. Inclination
being supposed equal, it is more easy
(0 get through any course of business
in which one thing turns up after
another to excite the attention and
quicken brain and hands, thau to carry
through a ta-k in which the immedi
ate goals of exertion are not near, and
the inter ini spring ol effort has to be
wound up from time to lime without
the help of a tangible, out ward Hoc
There is an old rb^me—which was
probably unknown to Mr. Mill, for in
bis “ Subjection to Women'’ he treats
“ That from rise of morn to set of sun,
woman's work is never done.’’ That
is quite true; hut If it is a hardship,
the Ifatdship is mitiga'ed by the fact
ih.it woman’s household bities have a
“concatenation according s which
from without, with the a. * .Cage
(which also applies to much of men’s
ordinary business) that the social feel
iugs count for a good deal in the con
catenation and the impulse. It may
> f noted, meanwhile, that women get
through all their duties—and, no
doubt, through their highest studies —
with less waste of power than men,
aud with less apparent concern about
either pain or untasiness. This we do
not mention as a discovery, for it is
commonplace, but as a thing to be
borne in mind.—London Spectator.
the point as a new
tbe solicitatii n or impulse
Hard Work Not Genius.
Young people are inclined to believe
that if a person has genius he need not
work to win success. But' the truth is
that genius shows itself in the labor to
which it Urges its possessex. The au
thors and artists, the actors and orators
who have made their mark, have,
whatever else they possessed, liad the
power to labor long and hard in their
chosen calling.
Tnackeray says of Lord Macaulay
that “ he reads twenty books to write
a sentence; he travels a hundred miles
to make a line of description.” The
flowing periods and the exact pen pic
tures of the great historian were the
result of constant painstaking and un
wearied labor.
Michael Angelo was, up to the lait
years of bis long life, an industrious
sculptor and painter. Turner, the
flnest English landscape puinter of
this generation, worked constantly at
his art.
The i>ower of the actor and orator
demands training to be of use. “ Act
ing," said the elder Kean, ‘‘does not,
like Dogberry’s reading and writi ig,
1 come by nature.’ ” The saute might
be said of the oratory of Wendell Phil
life, on tire platform, or of the elo
quence of Bishop Bimpson and Doctor
R. 8 Storis, in tbe pulpit.
Genius without latior usually proves
a curse to him who has it. Genius
with labor may perform wonders. Or
dinary ability, supported by willing
ness to work constantly aud persist
ently, will achieve success in any pro
fession or business.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson says:
“ The world’s no longer cloy, but
rather iron in the hands of its workers,
aud men have got to hammer out a
place for themselves by steady and
rugged blows.”
Tn u followers of Buddha outnum
ber t:aee of all otl-c' religions com
bined, Buddhism being the religion
oi t»o-tifills of the human race. At
the pit-sent time, it is the religion of
lbs multitude in China, while the
learneu men of that most conservative
nation cling to the more modern
teachings of Confucius, which date
back on!) eoine 551 yean B. C.
The Bird That Has No Nest.
The cuckoo and her mate have no
I home of their own ; but that does Dot
“eem to trouhiethem. They peep here
and there among the leaves, until they
11ml the nest of some other bird, a lark
perhaps, or a thrush, or a yellow ham
mer ; and if the owner of the nest is
away, Mrs. Cuckoo leaves within it a
small egg.
There are some birds that can take
tare of themselves almost as soon as
they are born ; but Mrs Cuckoo never
leaves her eggs in their nests. Oh no!
she chooses a nest in which the young
birds are well cared for by their
mothers, »Dd fed with food on which
the young cuckoostb'l ive best.
Wny she is too idle to build her own
n< rt, no one knows. Some people say
it is because she stays so short a time
in tlie same country that her young
ones would not not strong enough to
fly away wiih her, if the waited to
build her nest. Others think it is
because she is such a great eater that
she cannot spend time to find food for
her children.
But the kind loster mothers, the
larks and the thrushes, care for the egg
that the cuckoo leaves in their houses,
although, if any other bird leaves one,
they will take no care of it at all, but
root it out upon the ground.
The Scotch word for cuckoo, gowk,
means also a foolish person. But I
think they ought rather to have
named it a wicked person; for the
young cuckoo is so ungrateful and self
ink, that he often gets one of the other
little birds on his back, and then,
climbing to the top of the nest, throws
it over the edge. These are the Eng
gl’sh cuckoos of which I have been
telling you. I am glad to say that
ttieir American cousins take care of
their own children.
Col. Stuart, when a subaltern at
Gibraltar, was one day on guard with
auothtr officer, who unfortunately fell
down a precipice four hundred feet
high and was killed. In the guard
re(>orta there is: “N. B.—Nothing
extraor inary sineeguard mounting; ”
he meaning of which is, that in case
anything particular should occur, the
officer commanding the guard is
bound to m nti*n it. Our fritnd, how
ever, said nothing about the accident
that had occurred to his brother offi
cer, and some hours after, the brigade
major came to his (juarters, on the
part of tLe officer commanding, with
the report in his hand, to demand an
esplana'ion. The brigade major, ad*
dressing him, said : “ You say, sir, in
vriyr renort, ‘„N. B.—Nothing extraor
dinary since guard mounting, ’ when
your brother guard, on duty with you,
has fallen down a precipice, four hun
dred feet high, and been killed.”
‘Well, sir,” replied B-, “I dinna
think there’s anything extraordinary
In it; if he faun down a precipice four
hundred feet hi^h andnot been killed,
I should ha’e thought it very extraor
dinary indeed, and wad ha’e put it
down in my report.”
Texas Jack Tramp Typo
He la here. We knew it was only a
question of time when we should see
him again. The last time we saw him,
some ten years ago, he was passing
through the “Zenith City of the Un
salted Seas, ” and since then he has
been a “citizen of the world,’’visit
ing every climate that the printer’s
art has helped out of barbarism.
t'But, " you sav, “who is he?” He
is known io America, Europe, Asia,
Africa, and Oeeanica, and we believe
also in New Jersey, as “ Texas Jack, ”
or the Wandering Printer. Withal,
he is a gentleman, though he has led
a restless, wandering life. He is only
at home when on the road, only hap
py when moving. He has assisted
in getting up this issue of the News,
and may, for aught we know, have
“struck’’ this identical “take.”
Borne fool'sh people tell a story about
a fellow called the “Wandering Jew.”
Well it is all bosh. When Faust was
working his diabolism with wooden
types, among his “devils” was an
irrepressible Irishman, who would
get on an occasional spree. During
one of these he unfortunately gave
old Faust’s secret aw'ay, and the boss
“ measured him up ” and sent him
adrift, with the parting curse that he
should roam through “ space, ” look
ing for “cases” and finding them not,
till the last trump should sound. This
was Jack McGinty. He’s here to-day;
he may be In Honolulu to-morrow.
Qod speed him wherever he goes.
Party Names.
In the matter of partisan designa
tions the English have been more
sparing than most other nations
which enjoy political freedom. Till
lately they have had only two parfles,
and in successive centuries they have
changed their numete from Cavalier
and Roundhead to Tory and Whig,
and then to Conservative and Liberal.
Had leal, and still more, Home Ruler
are modern outgrowths.
It is, however, when we come to
France, a country whose people are
equally prone to resolutions and to
systematic classifications, that we find
party distinctions far more numerous.
In the Chamber, for example, we have
the Centre and the Left Centre, and
the Pure Left and the Extreme Left;
and so, of course, with the Right. Or,
if we divide parties in another way,
we have three distinct kinds of Mon
archists and some half a dozen kinds
of Republicans, for there is a kind of
Republican who thinks Cillxen Clem
, euoeau rather a slow coach, and would
prefer to see Cltiiensss Louise Michel
at the bead of affairs.
But at first sight who would imag
ine that Germany, which some 11 Te
am! twenty years ago we regarded a
a delightful dreamy cloudland, of be.
and tobacco, music and philosophy—
who would Imagine that this once
slow-moTing Germany even beats
impulsive Gaul in the number of its
political nicknames? At the recent
election you might range yourselt
under at least ten distinct basnet
You might be at your pleasure a N >•
tional Libert' a Secessionist, a Pr •
gressist, a Conservative, a Clerical, •
Pole, a South German, a Protester, a
Guelph, or a Social Democrat. t)l
course (bis multiplicity of names i
canned, partly, by the still unrepair* l
breach between Prince B Lamarr k
and the Vatican, but still more 1 >
the fact that German unity is, even
now, a very new thing. The cemer .
has not yet had time to “ set.”
Housekeeper's Help
Cabbage with Cream. — Boil,
drain and cut up a moderate-sized cab
bage. Put in a sauce pan with a cou
ple of tables; oonfulsof butter, a gill ol
cream, a tableapoonful of flour, sail
and pepper. Add the cabbage; boll
slowly ten minutes, stirring well.
Cabbage fried with Bacon —
Koil a cabbage in salt water, drain and
chop. Fry some slices of bacon, take
from the pan and keep hot Put the
('.hopped the Q°mo p2n an *
fry with the bacon fat, adding peppec
Lay in a hot dish with the bacon upcn
It, and serve.
Stewed Veal.—Cut your meat in
pieces, wash them clean, put them
into the dinner pot, add three pinta ot
water, put in one onion, some peppei
and salt; let it stew one hour; then
add potatoes sliced, and then makt
crust of sour milk or cream tartar, and
put it in and stew till the potatoes art
JoDe—about half an hour. Crumbs 01
any kind of fresh meat may be used in
making a stew.
Indian Meal Muffins.—Two cups
if Indian meal, one cup of floui, three
?ggs, two and a half cups of milk,
;hree tablespoonfuls of butter, two
cables poo nfula of sugar, three
tab'.espoonfuls of baking powder, one
teaspoonful of salt. Beat the eggs
thoroughly snd melt the butter; sift
the baking powder into the meal and
lour while dry, then stir it into the
cutter and eggs and beat all togethe ;
put in well-buttered molds or rings,
and bake qnickly.—Selected.
Husk Mat.—Take the husks nex
to the ear, for they are the best. 8o\^
b warm watcfc-t^i[_yery soft, an i
then begin braiding them. Evetv
time you lap one over put a new on0
n, leaving the ends stand up on the
ipper side of the braid, while the
cnderside must be smooth. When
lone, trim the husk off one size on the
top, and pull them in strings with a
iuskiug-peg, but you must first seu
t around in a large wheel with white
:ord. This can be washed.
Horse Lore.
The horse has the smallest stomaoh
n proportion to bis size of any animat.
Fifteen or sixteen quarts is its utmo t
capacity. This space is oo.apletelv
filled by four quart) of oats and th»
laliva that goes into the stomach wi b
:bem. Horses are generally overfe'.'.
ind not fed often enough. Foi a
horse with moderate work, six or
sight quarts of bruised oats and ten
pounds of fine hay is sufficient. This
should be fed in at least three meat)
and is better if fed in four. A burst 'n
digestion is very rapid, and therefore
he gets hungry sooner than a man.
When he is hungry he is ineffective,
snd wears out very rapidly. Wat r
fills the stomach, lowers the tempera
lure, and dilutes the gastric juics;
therefore a horse should not drink lm
uiediate’y before eating. Neithu
should he be watered immediate ly
after eating, because he will drink t o. >
much, and force some of the contents
of the stomach into the large intes
tines, which will cause scouring.
Scouring is al)o caused by loo rapid
sating, which can be prevented by
putting half a do»en pebbles, half the
.ite of the fist, into the manger with
the oats. Give only a moderate drink
uf water to a horse. A drink of oold
water, before being driven, will have
a quieting effect on a nervous hor e.
A race-horse always runs on an empty
stomach. Digesting progresses mod
err 'y during exercise, if the exercise
is not so violent as to exhaust the
powers of the hone.
How Far Wrong is this
“ Old Maid ?M
She had been called an eld maid,
and rather resented it. Hhe said; “ 1
am past thirty. I have a good home,
t think you know I have had abun
dant opportunities to marry. I have
beeu bridesmaid a score of times. J
ask myself with which one of the
beautiful girls that I have seen take
the marriage vow would I exchan -e
to-day? Not one. Home are living
apart from their husbands; some are
divorced; some are hanging on thw
ragged edge of society, endeavoring u>
keep up appearance; some are toiling
to support and educate their children,
and these are the least miserable;
some tread the narrow line beyor .
the *>oundary of which lies the nays
terious land, and some have gone out
in the darkness and unknown horrc.a.
and some are dead. A few there ate
who are loved and honored wives,
mothers with happy horns*; but, ataat
only a very tew.”

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