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At ft press b,'tn)iHt hold in New Jersey a few days ago, at which thirty nix oilrlors wore present, it was found that riot a single man of them could sins; s song, ti ll a snnko story, nor point out a good spot for fishing. When a mnn "mysteriously dis;p. pours" nowaday his friends don't bo U'i 11 dragging the rivpror casting aronncl tor a murderer until it is known how hit hooks stand and how much money he has borrowed. Ihlnnl I'ost. After a bale of cotton had been stolen from a colored man in Dublin, (la., the thief could not bo detected be cause every colored man in the town stoutly protested his own innocence, and a stoutly accused some other darky of I ho deed. In t ho general hubbub the real thief escaped. Recently they had mi '"KisteddfoiV in I'hirkiTiiisr Hall, New Vork. at which one man read nn "Knglvnion" and an other re. ited nn "Awdl" and another the "Cwvdd y I'nrm Fawr." and then the whole crowd stood up and sane; "Hen wlail fy nliadhau.'' And then the roof of I ho hall fell in. --.V. 1' . lirnpic. A lloston correspondent of the Provi dence Voi says: ".Mrs. Amory, of llos ton, when (lining in London with dis tinguished company, gathered in honor of her relative. Lord l,vndlinrst. was asked if Mrs. Ntowo, whose I'ncle Tom's Cabin' was the sensation of the day, was black, like, the characters she de scribed !" The altitude of nearly all the arable vallevs in Montana averages from live Inn ilied to one thousand feet less than the most fertile ones of Colorado and I'tah. And the highest niouniaiu ranges in Montana -six thousand feel have no greater elevation th in the plain have at ( 'doyenne, in Wyoming Territory. Vl'ici'jo 2'in s. I pton, President of the collapse 1 Rochester (N. Y.) City Rank, does not know a good thing when he has it. He put a fortune in oil. and had an oppor tunity to unload at a good prolit, Imt. in the vernacular of the worldly, "he wanted the earth." There came an oleaginous decline ami Upton slid down on it. C'limig i Herald. A 'pulling n alch" to see whether two nifties could pull a bag of sand weighing .500 pounds attached to one end of a .'100-foot rope, the wager being fifty dollars a side, came off at Preseott. Arizona Territory, last week. The mules walked away with the baggage as easily as if it had been loaded in a light wagon. Considerable money is said to have changed hands. The number of mysterious deaths among the occupants of the Soldiers' Home at Dayton, Ohio, has led to an in vestigation ami the investigation to the discovery that many of the .old soldiers are murdered on their way from Dayton to the Home, for the money paid them as pensions. It is said tlmt at least one case can be proven and that prosecution will be begun. Dayton roughs are sus pected. Vf'iiriiiji) Herald. I'nlike the duelists who have recent ly been attracting the attention of the whole country were two chivalrous youngsters of Pensacola, Fla. One was thirteen years of age, the other a few years older, and both loved the same girl. They met, shot at each other and were carried from the tield of honor, the one with a bullet hole through his knee, the other with a similar hole through his cheek. One day recently Judge Greer, of Oglethorpe, Oa., heard a loud call from the street. "What do you wish:''' asked the Judge of a young man who sat in a Imggy, a pretty girl being by his side. T'lca-se marry us." said the youth. Miall I?" inquired the ollicial. looking at the girl. "Yes," she said, and the lovers were married as they sat in the buggy. Aftvr the couple had ridden away the girl's father drove hurriedly up, to swear at empty air JV. 0. Pica yune. It is a mistake, says the London Luuvcl, to both rise early and take late rest. The rising early is good as a habit of life, if it does not mean robbing nature of her opportunity to recruit the ex hausted strength of brain and body by prolonging sleep when that necessary luxury is at ) ngth enjoyed. If we must sit up half the night, it would be better to sleep half the day than to rise betimes and go in for arduous labor after insuf ficient ntt. Karly rising is harmful without early resting. In his annual message Governor Crittenden, of Missouri, referring to the long hours which street ear employes Hie compelled to spend at their work, says: "Those employes are naturally deprived of all domestic associations and opportunities for physical, moral or mental improvement. It is not in the interest of the State to permit such de mands to be made upon any class of its citizens. It is a compulsory labor and against the sentiment of the law and the instincts of humanity, and should be remedied." A Brother's Signature. A man from a neighboring town ished one of our bankers to lake his note a short time ago. The dirctors said they would cash (he note if his brother would endorse it. 1 he next day in c;::ne the man with his brother's signature on the note. The bank took it mill paid the money. When the note became due the signer did noi. pay it and the bank not ilied the brother. That gentleman came into the counting room in amazement and asked, "What have you against me?" "Didn't you endorse a note for your brother!" at ked the cashier. "Not that I know of," replied the man. "Isn't that your sig nature?" then demanded the bank olli cial. producing the note. The man looked at his name, written on the tapr and rubbed his eyes. "Yes," said ic, "that's my signature, sure; but I think he might have allowed me to writ,,i it'" . He paid the note. J.ewuloa, (Me.') .Journal. The Royal Fleece of 1360. The flunkeyisni displayed toward Mrs. I.nngtry recalls to a writer for the Cin cinnati Ktiiiiiri r Ihe pitiful spectacle presented bv certain Cincinnati ladies when II. K.'H. the P. of W. w:s in that , city. He says that the Prince praciously permitted about twenty fair damsel to witness the operation of hair c.tting per formed upon himself in the parlor of the bote! which he graced with his presence; that he talked lively in German to the bai uer w ho served him and made sport of the "twenty love-sick maidens" and tiiiidving American ladies generally who treated him wild more adoration and reverence than he leceived in hi own country; that an enterprising glass blower managed, by arrangement with the said barber, to get possession of the cut-oil royal hair, and after sealing it up in small bull s, a few hairs in each bulb, sold It at a prodigious figure to the pooi; young women. 'J 'he, reminiscence closes with lliu question: "How many ladies are there hi Cincinnati who to-day have locks of the Prince of Wales' hair?'' A Story the Days of Slavery. Trrhaps the effect of the tragic tale 1 am about to tell was enhanced by the personnel of the narrator, from w hoso heavily-:i inged lips I heard ittho very altornoon ol this writing. Seventy-live yours crowded, I knew, with many a varied experience of success, of disap- Iiointment, of tod and failure ha I lowed the Anak form o the old Vir g'nian and crow tied his temples and jaws with a gront growl ii of hair as spotless ns the snow which bonnets in winter the peaks o his native Kluo Ridge. Sixty-live 'ear dead gone was the time, yet the old mill remembered every detail o the trage ly as if il had happened but yesterday. Sixty-live cars ago, or thereabout, and the scene one of the fat farms a'ong the James River bottom, that had ormed a cab na o! villas and aristocratic home all the way from the Capes to the Rockbridge summits. The legend is one of the la; tragedies of slavery. 1 he villain and victim was, as in the immortal triith-liction of Mr. Stowe. n man of Northern hii'iii and education, .v hat made more shame ul tho rigor which brought on him his drcadiiil doom, was the fa I that he had enjoyed and improved all the opportu ities of a liberal scho arship; was really a man ot ability and practiced one of the humane and liberal professions. Such the wh'te actor, whose name needs not to be given. It has been in herited and is still worn by sonic of the proudest families of the proudest Commouwe 1th of the I nion. It belongs to a class which, i ilher by blood or marr'aee, embraces otic i:anio at h a t which is lamiliar to all the world: which includes Judges. Gen erals, Iiishops, and (loicinnr among ils 1 1 1 m i 1 i 1 : 1 1 mis. and which has long since ami in mum w ays glor ously re-, deemed the one black spot on ti e cseut' heon of wlric h this is thereeorl. o dou t 't s the first p ib ished record, for then were there :ew liewspapeis ill the Slate, and respect or a powerful and in nciitial family would have made silence se 'in twice golden. The o;her pa -ty wa a burly negro name upp c-sed on account of its not being known. " Frankly,'' says Car lyle of the Naples la varolii, "they1 have no names." So pf the Cud o or Sambo, or Cnsar, or whatever other brand he bore, whose feat and whose fate 1 am tel. ing. L'e was known for a good-natured, inoffensive giant, who was capable of almost any exploits of physical st rengt h or physical endurance. lie did his task so readily and apparent- ly so e s ly that his master thought, he did not work hard enough. So lie laid a Iran for him worthy of the genius or the inqu sition : not the lirst trip on record tha caught both the banter and the hunted. This was the snare The do-tor ina! Sambo a liberal proposition. "Maui so many rails nxt week," said the do,:, or to Sambo, "and I will pay you for lis many more as you split be- yond your task, and you can do what you please w.th the money." Maybe it was wile and ba rns that nerved the great sinews of Sambo: maybe he had dim dreams in his sim plicity or purchasing his freedom; may be it was nothing more noble tha i the pnrpos" of buving some extra drams for Lis t '.fistnias. At, any rate Sambo nnide a famous week's work: nobody ever did know how many hundred rails he mauled. The doctor measured oil the task with honest lidelitv, and paid Sam bo for the surplus with scrupulous ex actitude, like the gentleman he was. Sambo had more money than ho had ever before possessed in all his lilo; per haps he had the only money he had ever possessed in his life. Then the doc or made to him the fol lowing li lie business ora ion: " Sambo you h ive pro ed I hut you are ab'e to maul so nud-so many hun dred rails a week. That will b; your regu'ar task hereafter, and I shall re quire it of yen." To which Sambo the two men were alone in the new grounds skirling a patch of uncleared woods; the slave staini ng maul in hand over his work; the master mounted on horseback, sit t ng over h'm whip in hand; over both of them God's sky and God's eye to which Samho, the ignorant black giant, bill with some e'ear idea of ?i lit and leason, after all, ma le answer that, he couiit not do that: that he had made a g eat effort lor the sake of the pav that had b en promised him, and had lost his time and his rest and broken himself down entirely. In short and in line, he couldn't maul that niaiiv rails for a reg ular weekly la-k, and he wouldn't un dertake it. I 'Ilium rutio irgun, means cannon. Ul.'i'iiti rtr'io (Itnin'narron. means or used to mean l ull-whip or shot gun. Sam' o was too valuable to be food for powder. The doctor dismounted, tied his young horse and made ready to answer Sam bo's argument with the syllogism of his cowhide. Ninet .-n'ne ca eso'itof a hundred, tho logic would have proved unanswerable and invulnerable. This was the hun dredth time when it didn't. Sambo happened to hold in li s hand a sort of major premise in the shape of a maul, liy means of this he demonstrate I the cowhide ?yll gism to be I ut sophistry and fallacy. In short he struck the doc tor on the head, and kept on striking till he killed him. Then Sambo did a notable thing, lie unhitched the wild, young colt, which hud been tied to a. sapling 10 await the coiihide d a ectirs, mounted him, and look the bode of h s dead master before him a sight to see. Sambo rode along with his saddle mate till he came to a 'oi ked tree, whoso branches parted not far over the horse's head. Into this crotch Sambo lightly Hung tho corpse, struck the horse a lick that sent him bouncin : homeward, and him elf went back calmly to his lot and calling oi mauling rails. " Toom cam' tho horse, but loom never came he," sang Motherwell of the cavalier, dead in battle. Same way oi the doctor s colt. Ho tore into the stable yard not long alter Sambo struck him: search after a time was made and the body of the doctor was lonnd in the fork of the tree. Strange 'o sav. there j was not for several days any suspicion I of violence. It was supposed that the w Id colt hud r n away and throw n the j do tor into the tiee, breaking his neck and causing death. The bodv was d s- lodged unit borne to the great hoil-e; the neighborhood was .summoned to stately funeral; the par-on gave vent to tho choicest eloquence, thai could bo found in Irs I ur'.al; the usuai tears were shed and tributes) pu:d, and the remains were laid with great pomp in the famdy funeral inc'osiire, nobody sus pecting Iho real fuels of the case. No body, with one exception, and that, cotpse, was a luwer. He divined tho whole story, and proposed to Inniseif to unearth it. His plan wag Ihe vc:y simple one of practicing . on the ignorunce of Sum1 o. Alas for Snmbo li ; .on whos j head two traps must de scend with evil e"ect to the wool that would go 'gathering " beneath them This time, however. Sambo w as to have all tho trap to himself; and it was, course, no other than the trap of the gallows. j j j ' j "Sambo," said thoawyor to Sambo, " if you will tell mo exact y how this thing trto! place I will guarinteo that no personal injury shall happen to your self." 'Sail?" inquired Sambo. "You tell me," answered the lawyer, " all you know about the way your mas ter was killed, and nobody shall hurl you, no matter how it happened. " Well, it is not worth while to dig up a dialogue sixty-live years old. Anyhov, Sanil'O unbosomed the whole story to the !awer. who was in fact kinsman to the murdered man. The lawyer praised him for the honesty of his recital, told him that but for his confession it could never have been proved, and gave him half a dollar for his trouble. Next day Sambo was ai rested; next court convicted of murder; next thing ho was hanged, anil the wonder is, was not burned lint slavery in Virg ni i was milder than in the further South; in fact, a kind of patriarchal institution, nnd I hey genera I v hanged guilty ne gro, s in Virginia in preierenco to the other ways. .' Iilmnj (I'l.) Cor. I'hilwli Ij'liia I'rtxs. Work for the Future. i I I ; ' ' j j j . i i j j a j of The grow th of harmony and unanim j'.V purpose in the Republican party is primarily the result not only of states manship, but of genuine patriotism. The re-assembling o Congress and the promulgation of the opin ons of the Chief Magistrate have done much lor the quicken ng of ttic pulses of trate:-- uity throughout the entire inemb 'l-ship of the parly. There call be no doubt that the men who are chosen by tho people to lead them, in preference to those who have heivto'ore constituted themselves as leaders, do now intend to forge! and bury their differences upon many sub cc; . ami, with well ib'tinc t and carelu l. matured plans, move for ward with unbroken trout upon the en emie of goo I a nl hotcst go, eminent, it is a m liter of tac that this desirable end is rapidlv b'iiig attained, and that Ihe rank and tile are bo ng mob li.e I tor action, because of the prevalence of wise counsels and statc-maiiship over factions and factional endeavors. It is' evident that these tli-ngs are being done, no' for the sake of the Republican party: not lor the ad. anceinen of the interests of that organization; not for the achievement of prominence by any man or men: not for t he accomplishment of any political aim or desire, but for the common need of tho entire people. In tho Republican party there is not only intelligence and honor, no only genuine s atesmanship and sin eerily of purpose, but within i s pale are the truest patriots and bes friends of the Republic, and they art Oi that class who can. will and do sink every consideration of self opinion and self-aggi andizenient to,' the success of the principles of truth and right. They are llinging in'o the oblivion of forget- lulne-s all pettv strifes and pcr-onal ambition in order that thev m:ii secure to the people of the t inted States nil of their constitutional rights and liber- ties, chief among which is the right of sullragc. In the furtherance of ibis ma ter there will be no wu . ing of the "bloody shirt," no hitter crimination and rcriininution, no threats of "baronets at the polls," no coercion of sovereign States; all these tilings wi l be moided. and it is earnestly desired thu they may be avoided, provided the Democratic party will permit it. But, there will be a de- niaiul that American c ti ens shall be protected upon American soil us well ns in foreign hinds. For seventeen years past every eff it thu' ingenuity lOiild suggest or state nian-li p devise, has j been made for the muiiiiciiuu e o law I and order in tie? Southern .states, but all have been rendered ubor.ive by tho shot-gun, tissue ballot, and lo.ciblo b and o: every descript. on. Reference is not here made to tho boid steal of the certificate of elect on from Mr. Chalmers, nor to tho more miserable attempt to deprive, the c.ti- zens of tho Thir l District of Alabama of law: ul representation in Congress. These are isolated cases wdiieh mnv point a moral and adorn the tale of outrages unspeakable, but we call attenton to the fact that tens of thousands of voters in the South aro actuallv deprived of the privilege of cast ng their ballots at all. In the Mate of South Carolina there is not onlv a lamentable but a mourniiil story told by the leeent e'ec ton. Out o:' a voting population of; 2l).i.7H'.l, as shown bv tlie last census, only V7,77 votes were permitted to be cast nnd of this number only 17,71:) votes were cast lor the Republican tick- et. In the year I Si7 there were Dl.000 votes cast for Mr. Hayes, and in 1M80, for Mr. Garfield there were polled more than ,"iS,00l). This decrease is sigui.i- cant, but when wo compare the 'Jl.OOjl votes of 1870 with the li'.OOD votes of lMSi the affair becomes ,-turtiing. More over, notwithstanding the execrable Registration laws of that Stale, loO.O'l.' names were registered at tho date of election. The vote polled was 87,000. What became of the other HXOOO who are missing in this summ ng up of re sults? The figures leave but little room for comment The absentee were Re publicans and they were practically for bidden their greatest ot c iistitutional righ s, they did not dare to exerci e them within the b ird 'l's of South Caro lina. It is not hasty or ill considered parti sanship but mature re eetiou which prompts us to say that th': unrecon structed and unregencrate Rouroons of the South may 1 e in the slime of thoir own making may continue to vote and work for what they are pleased to term their "principles;'' may continue 'o oppose the onward progress of this country with voii e and vote; may. in brief, be American citizens, according lo I Heir ow n standard, but thev mnv not bo more. They cannot stHiiif 1 ke Ihe robber barons of ol I across the pathway of civilizat on, and demand of Ameri can fieemen their rights of suffrage or their lives. 'I his Nation 'sgood enough, strong cn ugh nnd potent enough to reach across the seas an I command and compel respect lor her sons on every soil and under every i'ag that floats, and it wil bo found in the near littoro that citbens upon our own soil can be, shall bo and will Ic protected. llur hnijlmt llawktfii:. The old French banker, Pont, was by no m 'aus lacking in presence oi mind, as is indicated by the following anecdote Once ill a crowded church ho tidt some one brush n;:a list him, mid then missed his watch. Know ng tha the thief could not have gone very tar, ho contented himself by' remarking aloud: ''Well, if that isn't the lir.st t mo 1 ever knew one of our fellows to rob an dlior one of the gang" liis coniiilenco was not misplaced, for bs be was going out a well-dnssed gentleman slipped the time-pleco into li s hands, with th.; word,:. "F.xeiiso li;o, sir. didn't know you belonged to tho per t'esh." A Philadelphia house was burglar ized and a man anesled on suspicion and "positively identilied" by a servant who was shown to have becu sound asleep and ignorant of the transaction liiitii next morning. J'hilwJxlpliiu News For Young Readers. SIX YEARS OLD TO-DAY. Whnt do vcm think, dell Husa? I,ni'k "tmrp nt me. Hnil shv'. Wind Co yi il III i k tins liapp"noil? I'm six yeiirs ohl lo 'liiy. Yes. Ihls fs why my iti-nr mamma Him ilri'-S'sl you up sn K"V. Ali'l hrouuhl yen h'Tc In vi-.lt me, I'm six years el l tiMiiiyl Von c how fun 1'in irr twins? Oil I lliriri I, J oil knmv. it oil Imi! ntily m lino An hoiiror two'iiind I'v" irniwn ii y"nr s.ncp yeslenlayt My p,inn t iii m nn. I'm Slll'i' I ilidti't fO"l sn tall A iIrv or two rijiiI Anil, ''on't you th nk. ilntl It'isu, I'm 'neisl titmilil In pluy.' t re illy feel ii to Imisv . H"''ine e I'm s x t'- Ihv, I (pics- ' help m tinm i ilwhilv! I wonder h it sh '11 suv. And utter Ih il we'll p li liiiilo! llecinise I'm six to-dny. I) it L Vie One. LEARNING TO SKATE. i ' I ! j i : j : 1 1 I i ! j I 1 j I I ! j j ! ! I j I j ! J j i j j I j i : i ! i . I Skates made with Ihe best steel nre, of course, proportionately expensive; but it is very requisite that tho steel .should be good. Choo-e ska'es that are exactly tho length of the foot, no those which' h.ne Ihe iron cut o t an inch with in the heel. The iron should extend backward to the extreme edge of the heel, and I ho corners should be rounded. l av atlenlion to the depth of the blado. for it is desirable that the loot be ns near the ice ns possible, and yet noees- sary to have it so high that, in leaning out, the edge of the sole sh mid not touch Ihe ice. As !o Ihe fasteirngs, tnere are many modes e ually good: the main point is to see tint the skate is so perfectly secured to the fool that it can not move in Ihe least, and the impor- lance of lliis can not bo overrated. Any fastening lint aids in supporting the ankle is ood. Now let us suppose that you have donned your skates. At lirst" you will have enough to do to prevent, them run ning away wi' h you. ."so begin by at- to epting." ns gently as you like, and with the verv shortest steps you can: lake, to walk ui on the ice. After n little practice you will l.nd vourse if in stinctivelv sir king out a Ihlle. it is then time to loam the first movement, ,.1.1... ...illml f i il-iv-., ,, I alri '. nn- r.- nuiii '" 7" 1 : ' ;,. -',,, '! running, ano is none in inis w.n : toes are turned out so that the lee I he are nearly at right angles with can i oilier; the position is important, becacsc it is only thin you can obta n pu lling power, from that position each lout is lifted alternately, nnd set down on the insi le edge, when it immediately slides for ward, all the more readily since the oth er foot ' held nt right angles) can bear against the ice without sbd ng. Per cot regularity n stopping from foot to foot is essential. When you can t me your strokes even I v. and ga;n the neoosii! y impetus. you mnv oeea tonally vary tho proceed- ing by bringing your feel together, aim iiiuioii in iii.iL n no .i i iiisiin-i -able d stance In th s. which is called the "serpentine." the feet aie p ace l parallel, instead o' at rigid angli s, and they remain parallel throughout the movement. If you would learn it easi ly, take a few strokes forward to gain force, and then bring the feet parallel, but well apart, keeping the knees bent, and while going along in this manner try to make the 1 no wavv by turning both feet, at once without lifting them ) in the same direction, sav to the right, swinging thu body with them: then both to the left, with a swing to that side, and so on. The lommoit backward motion on both fool is exactly the same as the "serpentine," except that it is back- ward instead of forward. To learn thin backward motion take a lew strokes forward, then spin quite round, and w hile the impetus lasts turn the l gin toe inwaru. ami pu n yourscit back from that loot; then turn the left one inward, pushing from it. and so on alternately, lean ng forward all ihe time. Practice will make it easy not merely to keep up the first impetus, but to increaso it, and even to begin it without an. forward strokes. How delightful is tho swift motion! ICxulting in your g owing confidence and in the progress already made, nnd feeling that you are at length attaining your wish and becom ng indeed a skater, it s crushing at this juncture to be told by some friendly pro.ic ent that you are only at the threshold o' the art. since you know nothing yet of moving on the outside edge. . oving on the outside edge! It sounds alarming. Take courage it is really not so for midable as it seems, and. moreover, there are few ditlieulties you know, which do not van li before perseverance. Tho lirst thing you have to do in order to get ourscll on the outside edgo is to endeavor to skate round in a circle, ns large a circle as you please at lirst, but to be gradually redu ed as you improve. As yo.i lift e ich foot for the next stroke try to cross it in front quite over the other and set. it down then the other in front of that, and so on al ternately. Now, as the iron always circles toward the side on which it rests, if follow; that the foot nearest Ihe inside of the circle must work on the outside edge ot the iron. Conse- iiently your oh cot will I e to dwell as long as you can on that out, and as briefly as you can on the other, which works on the inside edge. The loot that is behind must be kept behind un- til it is to be set down in front; it mil bo carried in tho air in front for (in iitttwif. It is sca cely necessary to remind you again that the left foot must be ex ercised e ually with tho right. In fact, it is a good rule in th s and all ligurei to gie tho left double practice. So after -kating with the right foot to the inside of the circle, go off in the oppo site direction, aud make a circle with the left foot to t e inside of it. Some dilliciilly is sure to be experienced in putting down the ftot quite across the other; but diligent practice will soon repay you with the discovery that you can dwtdl for a few yards on the outs de edge, and pel haps - keeping the raised foot well back in the mean time near ly complete ihe circle. ' After this is uccompl shed you may congratulate yourself on hav ng become i a skillful skater. If V( u wish to learn ; figure skating, however, von have much I work still beloro you. The key to it is j being able to turn rapidly from one ; edge of the skate to the' other, but : long and arduous practice will be re- quired before the graceful " grape- ; vino twist and other figures can bo ! successfully accomplished. Written directions will avail little rig ire skating can only bo learned by w atch ing some one prolicient in the art, and imitating his movements with care and patience. Jlurpir's Yuiui' J'copU: I j I Exaggerating. 1 "Till almost dead! It is as hot fire, ami I've been more than a dozen uiilis after that colt." Andrew threw himself at full length on the loi.ng and wii nl the persp, ra tion from his forehead. "Where did yon go?" askeil his father. "1 went over to Urgg's corner and hack by the br dgo." "That is less than a in'lo and a half. I j ' ! ' ; j j : ' i i j I I t i j , j i , I j ! I ; It is so very warm, AndyP It sems (plite cool here." "No, not, so drea Iful, I don't sup pose, if I'd liken it p o lernte, but I ran 1 ko lightning and got heated up." " You sla ted about five o'clock, my son, nnd now it lucks n q n'ler of six," said bis father, consulting his watch. ' Yes, sir, just thren-qiiarters of nn hour," answered Andrew, innocently. "Does il take lightning forty-live minutes to go a mile and a half." "1 didn't mean exactly that, father, but I ran nil tho way, because I expect ed the whole town would be here to night to see my new veloe pede." ex plained Andrew, reluctantly. "Whom did you expect. Andy? I wasn't aware s ch a crowd was lobe here? What will vo i do with them nil." "Jim, Kdily nnd Tim told me th 'y'd be round after school, and I wo I n't wonder if Ike i ame, too; that's a'l." "Tho population of the town is tiva thousand, nnd you expeetthreeof them; woll, as you are very sick, I'm glad no more nre com ng. l'ou couldn't play with them nt all. "S ck!" cried Andrew, springing to his feet; "who says I'm sick?" "Why, Andrew you said you were almost dead; doesn't that mean very sick?" "You are so particular, father, about my ta'king! I don't exactly mean what 1 say, of course. I wasn't nearly dead, to ho sure, but I did son.e tall running, jou bet! There was more than fifty dogs after me, and I don't go much on dogs." "ijuite a band of them. Where did they nil come from?" "There was Mr. Wheeler's sheep dog, nnd Rush's store (log. and two or three n ore, and thev made for me, and so I ran as fast as I could." "Fi e a! the n ost are not fifty, Andy." "There looked to he fifty, any way," replied Andrew, somewhat impatien'ly, 'Carter's ten-acre lot was full of dogs just making for me, and I guess you'd thought there were lifty if it had been on." i'en ac es of do ;s would bo a great i manv thousand; have you anv idea how : I.d" An,',ew did not like to calculate, for . .... it occurred to luni what a small space ten or lilieen thousand sheen would oc .i.., .,,,,;,, ,i ,,, ,. r ., ' ,,, , . ' ,ll,.r, Hut," his lather (inlinuea, l know no better way to break you of tho foolish habit of exaggeration than to tell the children the trouble you had in going after the colt. You ran like lightning, encountered ten acres of dogs, which would be hundreds of thousands, traveled more than a dozen miles to get expected to find live thousand people i ...,-.-.-..,:---. ,...i;.,.,.io and when veil reic hod homo was neur . n" pi,,llHe ( on' t, father, the boys and ' girls will all laugh themselves t death, i and I won't exaggerate again if I live to bo as old as Idtftunsalahl" " Laugh themselves to death at a simple st ry like this? I hope not. Rut tha' it will rather set them to watching their own manner of telling stories, to to he sure they do n t greatly ovorstate things. Habit, my son, grows with years, and becomes, in t'me, so deeply roofed that it will be impossible foryou, when you become a man. to relate plain, unvarnished 'acts, unless ycu check Ihe fooPsh habit you indulge in every day of slretching -imple incidents into tho most marvelous tales." Christian Xciglibor. Arrowroot Manufacture in Queensland. I ! j as Tho machinery used for the manu facture of arrowroot is sim: le in the ex treme, and is c iefly manufactured on the place, the shafts, pulleys and en gine work being, of course, foundry made Tho lir.st process shown was the roots being tipped, by iwo boys, into a long trough, through tho length of which a shaft slowl , revolved, and by means of wooden rejecting pegs the d rly roots wore stirred up, and so cleaned, there being a constant stream of water running t rough the tr ugh. The e revolving pegs have a screw pi . eh, so that the roots are gradually moved ownrd the far end of tho tr ugh, where thev are caught up by a sort of bucket pump, which elevates them some twelve leet and drops them regularly into a hopper. As they fall to the bottom of this they meet the grater, which is a drum of perforated galvani ed iron driven at great veloci ity. A small stream of wafer pours in to this all the t me, and the roots are quickly grated up into a brown-colored pu p. This mass of liber nnd pulp falls into a cylinder of perforated iron about nine feet long and two feet in diam eter; through the 'ength of this runs an axle, on which are two beat ers, like Ihe drum of a threshing mach ne: these smash up the fibrous pulp, expos ng it to the act on of tho water, so as to enable all the starch and fine pulp to bewashe I out and s pi eez ed through tho perforations of the cylinder, while from iho one end is dis charged a constant stream of the dirty looking t brous reiuse. The liner pulp, us s piceicd through the perforations of this cylinder, is received in a precisely similar one below; here, again, the mass, now onlv nulu, is beaten up; but the m rlor.-itions around this second drum 1 . ,, ," . . , eing verv small, oniy wio siaicn unu dirty look'ng water passes througl ng water passes through. tlie pulp bong again nscnargea from the cloaca at the end. The stream of water and ptarch pouring from these cylinders ia received in troughing, etending for one hundred leet around tho shed, nnd as it runs along, tho starch, teing heavier than the water, all sinks to the bottom, and the water iuiis awav. iSo far the work goes on autoniaticallv. no one but tho two boys throw ng in the roots troub ling themselves about it. lint toward tho end of the day ihe stream of water is stopped, and the arrowroot starch scraped up out of the trough where it, has accumulated in a layer s mc inches in thickness, and is pla ed in large vals and t bs all ranged in regular rows. IScfoio being put nto those tubs, it is passed through file muslin g eves, and at the same time Hiiothor stream of water is tin ned on. 'J hose hue sieves o 'ectually clear it of any foreign matter, and it settles by the morn ng at, tho bottom of the vuU, clean and white as snow. The water is dra nod from it, aud tho starch put into a centrifugal machine similar to what is used for sugar; this soon forces out tho surplus water, but perfect dryness is essential to its keeping qualities, so it is now car iod to tlie drying room, which is some Bisty feet long by twelve feet wide. Hound tho whole length of this runs a lluo. healod by a special fur nace, and over this aro shelves of gal vanized wire noiting: on this netting placed calico, and on this is spread out tho starch. In this hothouse the moist ure is quickly evaporated, and the ar rowroot becomes crisp and grain-liko. On I no days it is spread out in the sun on similar wire stages. All operations are now finished, and the Hour is stored away in bins in the store-house, and there made up into the packets usually seen in the shops. Otttenslunder. Religious Miscellany. FAITH AND CONTENT. To live Inohndc. yet trust Ihe inn: Te Imivi'lv creep white ethers run; To Kulti-r pilln. nnd H 1 1 believe T lint Just c imtiirh '!! wil receive; Tit f, el no I'livy Ihut llv b"l l ,f pi it mm irilts hi-c p-.ven I he rest V,.Mind"d I li nt c.n-h lot nnlsl Im Ihe hot lor cii' h. rlcrmilly In truest fuiih. Tc bear with wronp. nnd wnlt fnr rlprht, llellpv Hi' Unit thi' iho kcl niuhl Menus niilv ifruwth lur tlnu'rou- eoeds; To pee s. me uond In rank' si y. er 'Is; To feci Ih 1'ivo thill wiitolies h it Those tell behind, ihnse if i 'lie lii'lore; 'In he I I'li'il. vet knew no toss. And thus ihe iilirhost faith Indorse, Is true cent nl. , r.kamir Kirk, in ClirM'nn l.niim. COMFORTING THOUGHTS. There are few unbroken families. There may be years through which tho circle remains w hole, but sooner or luter there is a vacant'placc. " Thi'if Is n: tiock, however wnlched nnd t 'iidi d, Hilt one d"'l lumli Is there! Thi're is ii i lives de. hows i er defended. Hut h,is one ac ml chinr." We press our children to our bosom to day, and love builds up in our hearts a thousand brilliant hopes for them; then, to-morrow, death comes, and they lie silent and still amid the llowers. Or we watch over them, and see them grow up into nobleness and beauty, when, just as our dreams and hopes seem about to bo realized, the fatal touch is upon them, and they a'e taken nway. One oomfort in the time of such be reavement is that it is (iod's will. Long ago this was the rock on which a godly lather leaned when death had comn suddenly and taken all: " The Lord give, atid the Lord hath taken away." When we know that Cod truly is our Father, ami that His love is eternal and unchangeable, this con deneo should givousgiod peae even in the sorest bereavement,. Another of the great oom'orls when a child is (aken away is the truth of the immo lal life. In tho autumn days the birds leave our chid northern clime, and we hear their songs no more; but tho birds are no!, dead In the war rer c ime of Iho lur South they live, and amid lovely i owors. and 'ragrant foli age, and luscious Irnit, they continue to sing as ;io' ously as they sung with us in the happ'est su nn er days. So our child en leave u, and we miss their sweet faces and prattling voii cs; but they huve rinlygone to the snmmoland o Heaven. There, in the midst o" the glory of the Lord, they dwell, shedding thoir fender grace on o her heniis. We all believe this, but n'ost of us be! eve it in such a wav as to got, but little com- mi , Tlie bring i.g into on,' hearts o the truth o lmu ortaiity, in all its richness and ullness of meaning, would take away all bitterness from our sorrow when on,' lit t e ones leave us. " In Ilia: (treat cloister's sMilness and si-clu-si II, Hy iruiir'Vnn impels le t. Kmc inmi tcmiuilimi, Bid',; from sin's pollu tion. She lives, whom we (Ml d' ad. Tiny aft'-rdny we think what she is cluing In thos" li ,pht realm oi nir: Year liner y, ut- her tender steps pursuing', lleh ild h'-rsmwn moi-o fair." ( ne of the chief e'emcnts of tho sor row when children die is the sore dis appointment. Careers of great use fulness have been marked out for them in the fields of hopo. and without even entering upon them they are gone. They seem to havo lived in vain, to have died without accomplishing any work in this world. So it appears until we t; ink more deeply of it. and then wo see that they have not been in this world in vain, though their stay was so brief. Thev have not done w.hat we had planned for them to do, but they have accomplished the part in Cod's great plan which He had marked out for them. Hero is a little babe; it lies now in tho coilin with a face beau ti ! ul ns an angel's smile. It lived but a fewdavs or weeks. It merely opened iis eyes upon tho earth, and then, as if too pure for this world of sin, closed them again and went back to God. Did you say that it lived in vain; that it periorn.ed I no work? Do you know how many ! blessings it brought down from Heaven j to that home, w hen it came like amo. j senger from tho fragrant garden of i God, shook its robes, and then fled away again? It only crept into the mother's bosom for a brief season, and was gone; but her heart will be warmer ever alterward her li e richer and deep- er. her spirit gentler and sweeter. So one can e l what holy work a babe per- forms that stays onlv an hour m this world, ft does not live in vain. It leaves touches of bcautv on other soul, which shall l.ei er fade out. It may accomplish more in one short hour. leave greater blessings behmd. than do others who live long .full s oars. C or- tain it is that no true parent is over just the same in character a ter clasping V.is own c ; lid m his arms lo have felt the warmth and thrill of a n.nv love, e .en a few moments, though the object loved be withdrawn, loaves a iMtrma-j Dent res., t in the life. . takes away your children, and m fa, h you surrender them to II :,. to them no more in t ns wo.ld: but vou cannot give back all that they have brought to ou. In your heart now springs ot love were opened by their i v.... "1. . ... ' t. ... .... (Miiinttt trivtt IINI UilliK. .'cuill caiuioi novo um 01 vour ! w Dvnl.:ni.(,3 which vm. l.,.,I ! , ', Ut v,. ,,'.. ,. in 111 pressing thorn to vour heart, or in loving them and caring for thorn through the sunny weeks. You are better, stronger, richer in your nature, i.'ore a man or a woman, bo cause you have held in j our arms and have n rtured your own eli:ld. These new outrun hings of your li e can nev er bo taken from oti. Like new branches of a tree, they will remain ever alter part of yourself. 1 hough the loved ones aro removed, the resn tsj of their coming to you and slaving with you, tho in l.uenccs, iho impress ons muilc, the ne'v growths in your life, will never uepait. They' are your I ci inanont possessions forever, lenny soupiits this truth in happy phrase:. " (lo'l K vi s im love: Houiol tilns- In lev llcTiel" lis; but when love is trrown To r pele'SS. Hint oil whii b it tllluVM Kails oil: iitui love is left alone." Thou while the inlHioncos o a child's l'fo remain, its death also l,r ngs now bless ngs to tho honicl It so tens all hearts. Rudeness grows gentle under the influence of Iho sorrow. ltbr ngs the parents closer together. Many an inc pient estrangement is healed at tho coilin o; a dead child. It is like a now marriage. Lowell writes: ' I t' lt Instantly Tlecp in my kohI liiiollier lioml to theo 1 lin: I wil li t lint ill is we Hrtw ilepH t from her: () nn 1: her ot oil 1- aniret ebltil ! twicu uVur ! lleulh knits hs Weil us parts." Many a homo owes its purest happi ness, its richest blessedness, to its losses. The meinor es o:' its sorrows are golden chains that bind all hearts together in te.idore.st clasp. Then when Christian faith rules, tho mementoes of bereave ment become inspirers of new hopes, lenses through wu.cn we see deeper in to Heaven. Again Lowell writes: " lfeHven is not mounted to on wings dl'UHIItU, Nor (hub the unthankful happiness youth Aim thiiuerwarJ, but floats from bloom hlouai. Wit rhfl w.rm pilch of gnm-hinn .!! ("nlrnl; 'Tts soi row tiitIM'' the Rhlnl.iir tfidder up Whoso golden round aro our eiilum tics, Wli'Ti'im our llrm fo t pbintlnir. ncn'-er (1'wt 1 ho spirit illml'S.snd htilb Its t.yos ensi-liloiL Thrniprh the ohnid'-d (Thiss Of our Own bttlortiio-s: wo Uinn 111 lenk l:H'ln?!ed on tie kimlM's of (IimI's f ic; Kiirth I. too dark and Heaven nlonn Hhiuos throuifh." Such are a few of tho comforts and blessings that (onie whom the crib is emptied or a chair left vacant:---. It. Miller, l.I..inS. D. Tmus. - Interesting Church Statistics. It is not possible to sertiro lift ab solutely complete list of the statistics of the various religions dencinitiaf ions of this country. Some of the larger bodies are careful to prepare such statements as shall show their numerical strength, but in other cases there appear to bo no systematic numbering of Iho force, and the estimates muto by those who should be in a position to know aro widely different. The results of care ful inquiries made in various directions are givon in the following table, from the letters of our correspondents, who nro leading men in their respective churches: PKNOMINVnONS. Will Advcnt:Rts: SiH'ond Kioeutll J)y (Millers, TO in! 101,000 14.141 S.tsw.ma W'l.i-St no.imn 77,! 'M 811.507 He IK"! nnpt.f: 1 ( tieruian ". id,iiv Disciples or ChrW , (t mnrV-!l.t ' fi.ioo rus-; (innn'in Bnptini(Tunk or I inn .itt'-ls) Fire-Will Knpf 1t- Antf-MirWiiHi HitiillHts, roi 1,411, l.slU 1.70D I.S.S' 4 hiii-eli of (loil ts'tn,(v tni' rfilU! Wine-j liri'imnritmfl, . . , Seventh lny ItuptNtn. Six Vr iifinif Hnptlsts 4S.on0 111. Ill 1,1 IKII 11,001) SOLIUM lO'liVM usl,ii'.r; HI4.RS1 7.KXI fi-.ll 11 31, M5 8HI.21B 50,000 IV ano (iotienil lltipti-ts j 30 'hr t mi -oitrn lro ninttvTil Chr st-von. . I rhrMi 'ii L: iiion l'huivh-j v ot t .if Wi'flt ; Conirrciz tioniilists. j hpinpMlmus: i rot" st iiit It' -fin ?nel FriiMiilM (Orthodox) 1,(117 7S- 3,57:1 III II '-71 1,171: i.n: " IlWk-4iU,so-oftUeJJ 1 mhfi'.tna Mf'llTIOllilfB. M ft twirl MH: :i,r,o4 asm Mrthcwlist Enipcoprtl Chiiuih (North' ",.'! Smith).... 16.416, Afrirftn M. K. thurvti i MothoiJist Ki-cupnl I i!3,ftr.s: l,rr,!.o-,2 MH1,711 ii'.'l.ull 800.001 1SR.547 ISI.lft I;,ui0 118.K79 llT.trn lT.'WV l",li u.l'ltl a,rss 2,imo Ion thnrnu 2,000' United llretliren lu hrit 4.m: 1,J?5T Mf'tlKKllflt E'r-.tn'twit.. 1,'wii i.;r,T Colore 1 M. K. ('huivh.J wi'i-n ituvuu COTJino- , flNtn ,M7j Methodist Kvungel cal j As-oeiition ,"T0' W sU'van Meth. Con- tun-lion of America... 40. "i Fr MothoriiMs j Independent MethodYi.... ' I'rirn.tive Methodism. i M? V nioii American M. K. Church ! Atricnn (Union Firsti l'.ili.,(li Mothfwl'ur. 4'V) Ml 110 Church ! 43 2,i;i 0.000 5,000 512.1:51 ir.,7i! 8i,r.7;i CoiiHrreg-titional Metho Now Jeriiinlctn Church, tSwedenl-oix.an) 85 Fr"?tvtoiiaiiB: Northern i 5,741' 6,14-1 l.l'Sl' 1.4-SS 7lii; Southern U.uUh Cumberland 2,"ii rnitefl BJiii Hynolof the Itoformeii l'reh't"riun Church (len' r il Kynod of tlie Kr-formed I'fesby tcrinn Chumh LB, 108 10,001 50 81 Ano-!t"tn Reformed., Kynod of the South. . 101 6,110 Roionned Church L. S, A. tUerman) 1.4:W ' in America (lutch).I 5.M; 707i 5151 41 mm 80,107 Un.turinnc ii"4 United Urv.iirLn(.Mora- iaiirtf Rr, 0.0'JT UniverstiiistH 71 Ij The ltoman Catholic Church reported last year 5,856 churches, 8,471 priests, (Bishops included), and 6,S77,:J3J pop ulation. A'. Y. Observer. How Turkish Women Terrorize the Porte. , b Th besot thfmlaej 0n , iUl s;dl!S anJ cjomi,reii w,th a clamor h j rikes w t)e 8tome8t ; Mos,em :m.t Tlev wore stlll.vin so h d h(J MinLjter . ' , jd , f , d ,d , he ; ,d , . his hand against a , d gQ h A,. , - d , . rf anJ a fc d b through some secret J,asstVreway in ,n.der to save himself , ' olutch(Is. On0 amnsin!? th, lltlie inuident is t, - ; cl,riollsfrtct ,hlt these womon are large for , , hired (li8turbei,s. otlicia's find that t t ,huir themsoW , , Q 8tl.aU(,ni!ll ,or ca,n thurefol.0- they ,,etake tbemsolves to , wonU)11 The women are profes se, , and ; porCent- , , , T, , del, at anv soldier; w.th tho r (rs. OP ne.-han;,heir , -.11. So thev of of to A Constantinople letter says: There was a grand procession here the other day on one of the great Moslem fes tivals. All the splendor of the Court was on exhibition. hut after the cere mony tho Minister of Finance was con ers:ng with some fiiends in a giimntu .. . n,.,nf ,i.nn i. f ,',,' ,,., ,.',i ,i,,m,i;,,,r,no t. ' 1 1 - tako the most extrurae measured in , . , lrt l" K .-. - .v, ..,. nicnt. 1 bey get up mobs, tl.cy petition the Sultan, the shed copious tears o er their hard lot. and so w:n a loniiuiind for some slight distriii tion of money. Then they occupy tho approaches t fhe Tre isury liuildiug, and utterly piwent anv unhappy mule creature from so much as seeing the pny-wiuilows until they huve themselves drawn all that they can get. , Some Americans abroad aro adopt ing the Knglish faslron 01 a single eye glass. A correspondent of tho ISoslou JcruliI recently made fun of them for wearing it, when he repl.ed: "Well, you see. it's fashionable and it do su't inter fere with the sight of your other eye." '1 he theory of the single glass is that only one eyo is near-sighted. I'ut the cor respondent thinks it remarkable that it should always be the right eye. Ho never know but ouo 111:111 to wear the glass in his left eje, aud lie proved to be left-handed. -A Huston man was much horritied when a fat colored woman appeared in his oilice recently and told him that she ' i ! had prepared her trousseau and was ready for I lie ceremony. Ho expressed astonishment- She coolly told him that ho had promised to marry hor. J fa showed her to tho door. She bron '-ht suit for Sij.OOO. lie won the BuiL fehe was crazy. iloaton I'osU A man seated in one of the car riages of a funeral procession, in Now Orleans, oponou his snuif box. Tho wind blew tho suull Into the eyes of the horses attached to the carriage nor.t in lino. Maddened by the pain, the ani mals broke from the line and rati away, and dashed the carriage topioccsagainxt a lamp post Fortunately no, one was injured. .tf, O, liaoyune.