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n niFfrD,y, nmtt ri , lot. onio. THE TALE OF A TEA CUP. fniliMiH'nUi a tiny lrMi lone (n ujiif n ItciwiTv ntitff, V hon' a limpid river run All this rtiMiici'.l In Itir Jitpnn Drifted Shnmr-Tii. in hi hour; M'hua hf hmtik with il'-ntlinir imt: " onif wit ii mo. O, A I ko'R 1n up liter, 'oiiip unci phi I upon the wittr! In Hip preen te,i irrti'len's WoworS, fluily llv the mirthful hourn; V lu're t he niuri-rto plunt Is u rowing, Ami the clierry-l)loH'oin hlowinir; There we'll tulk nnl si riff nnt IuukIi, jnd the frnjri-iMi1 phKI iimlF; Come, w'th silent, step nnii ttmyt Of your Ouint.v-slipp'rcl feet, While your stein old father wiUts Ity the distant city unites. '' JuH hevond the nrl'lirp it fltno4i Aikn'H fionse of yellow wood; Thern e. from out the matted hull, tweet Si, at her lover's call, Stole with ropy hliih. tnd fflanee if her Inriff eyes turned akanee. HitMe, she tliouffht, would not beseem her, Ijest too liffiitly won he deem her; So Mhe walked with loiterirtff trt'iid; And pfie tossed her pretty hed; A rid she twirled her lit Me fan; Thus they flirt in far Japan. kShfini-Tu culls: "O, hH.it, sweet! Murninff hours are tine, but fleet." Hulf the brida-e Is oreed when lo! Sounds of terror note of wo I 'Tin old Alko's voiee of wrath. Stays the maiden in her path. "Can T then believe my eyes? V'it ked ffirl I" her father eri", Minima- out to meet a man!" Aet disffraeeful in .Tapan.) 'Met!t:efortli in the Inner tflirom Of the very darkest room ! Screens and curtains ahull enfold you, I ,f ivors' ryis no more behold you! Like to this unreiiHonlriff tnun Fathers talk in far Japan. Chilled with friirht poorSweet-SI liriflrers; Iold her fan with trernblinir tlnircis; While one timid foot iidvanei-s; Hackward turn her fear 'ul Rlances. There she sees her father stand. Ireful f ace and threatening baud. Still, below, iuipiorintfiy Shanir-Tu calls: "O lly witb ntel" Vainly! Alko's arm is lonw; Alko's Icks are swift and strong. Some kind minister of Fate, J'ityiiiff their unhappy state, Vttered then a limbic word. Straifflit the lovers were transferred. With the scene, around them whole, To a teacup's curving bowl! Often, tis I sip my tea, n t he I 'raff ile cup I All this little history: Vua t river; flowery ridirej Vellow limine and dark-t.due lirldorn; 1'riirhteiHd Sweet-Sf with her fan: Con v in 'j youth and threatening man; Ail this tale of far Japan. Anna C. Doner, in Current. OLD BEN. As memory bears me back to scones of the put, the pictures grow so clear aim bright that 1 seem almost compelled to give a nanio to the dark and angry creek which roars like thunder as it rushes through tho low grounds on into the river, along whose banks lay my father's broad acres of heavily-timhereil land and his cotton fields. Hut should I stive name to creek or river.therc are still living many who would follow me in memory, and point to an almost oblit erated hillock on the hill-side old ben's grave. Should I name my little brother w ho stood at my side looking in awe upon the wide waters, as accumulated by re cent rains had oversowed the low-lying grounds, and was creeping slowly up the hill side, there are those who would point to the old plantation homestead, where he now lives. Did I call by name the dusky-hued playmates who scram bled slowly up the hill with us, some of them would, perchanco.smile to see their names in print, and would readily re call the scene on Chestnut Hill, as we stood watching the abundance of open burrs and the nuts, seemingly on the eve of falling at our feet. "The burrs are open and wailing for the wind to blow," I cried, eagerly. "Blow, wind! Illow, wind!" "Hush, Kate!" cried Elsie, my black skinned companion, as she stood as if waiting in superstitious awe fortlie wind to obey my childish mandate. "Hush, chile! Don' ye no dis is a witch hill top, and dar's" with an impressive wave of the hand "whar ye see dat little cedar pen is whar (ley buried a man what was hung long 'fore our folks come from Callina. 'Spose de witches does blow in de tree-tops now. 'Spose dey does now! What we do?" This speech from a girl older than the oth ers of the group, coupled with her im pressive gestures and voice, caused us to draw more closely together in trepi dation, ready at the slightest sound to scatter, like partridges, among the bushes. 'Hut, don't you wish tho wind would blow?" said Kichard, my little brother, the while his eyes watching the laden branches. As if in answer to the w ish, we heard a most unearthly groan, and saw a stick Hying through tiie air far above our heads. The groan was too much for our superstitions fancies, and we "scam pered into the thick brush along the hill side. Laughter in the familiar tones of Uncle Hen staid our panic, and caused a feeling of shame for our cowardice. As we turned about, the coveted nuts fell in rattling showers from the lofty branches. Again' and again the stick sent by the force of his strong arm sped on its mission through the tree tops till the ground was strew n with nuts. At his command we ran to lill our little baskets. He leaned him self very contentedly against the trunk of the tree to wulch us. A slow smile came ami went upon his thick rolling lips. He made his dog to lie at his feet, and seemed to have no further interest than in our sport. llichnrd remembered lirst to carry his basket that 1'nele Hen might help himself. Heing thus reminded, we all hastened to oiler our baskets, but he refused each one of us in turn, and con tinued to till his capacious pockets from Itichard's basket. Hut his refusal to share our treasures, and his flatteries of my little brother, was meant, we knew, as a rebuke for us. We stood about him abashed and regretful. Holieving that we had acted very selfishly, D were ready to make any amends in our pow er. After his pockets were full, and Kichard had been Haltered with prom ises of home made toys, birds and birds' eggs, he took handful after handful out of our basket. to replace the nuts he had taken from Kichard. My brother walked like a little hero, his basket, heavy laden and his heart triumphant from I'ncle lien's laudations, Vo myself and n troop of little negro play mates neve.- questioned his decree, and stood alii. ut hi'u crestfallen as little culprits, Par across tiio crest of hills voiee echoed and re-echoed til! the forest dells were alivo with the sound, and the name called was: 'Hen! lien:" lie placed his hands about his mouth, the palm turned inward as a tube, and shouted back. '(), I'ncle lien, don't go yet." My brother caught him by tho hand as he made a movement to go. "I'm 'hlecgin to go. Dat's de ole uau callin'." "Why, Uncle Tien, are you obi lo gor I use I m a nigger, chile. J'at s tin difference 'tween nigger and white man. Oil nigger and ho bound lo go. Call wliiic man ami lie go when lie gits ready." lie had lifted mv brother to his shoulder, walked rapidly down Hie hill, leaving us to run at his heels. Along tho banks of a branch, now lilted by back waters lo the dimensions of a creek, he walked more slowly, caution ing us in this wise: "Now fall in tin get a duckin'. Do tishes mighty hungry. Fall in, I tell yer. I wish some on yer would, so I'd larf. I wouldn't wet my foots lo git yer out." Safe beyond the back waters, he stood Kichard down, and singling out somo hickory saplings by the wayside, cut them down. As he piled them in tho pathway my curiosity plied him with questions. "Peso is switches. Po olo man (as ho always spoke of my father) will want to whip yer." "Theso are poles and too largo." "Tough uns need tough handlin'." We followed him to the brick-yard, where was my father superintending a lot of hirelings and bands from his own plantation, in making brick for his own ohimnios. Though now seven years old, I had not seen a brick chimney, and the frame building not yet com pleted on my father's place was the only frame house in our neighborhood. My father appeared worried and he looked at lien over his spectacles. "It took you a long trine!" "Couldn't como sooner. Had to look roun' for de child'en. Dey was right smart fur ways." "At the chestnut hill, I see," "Childen won't come without chest nuts." There was still a slow smile upon his lips and his eyes beamed with tho humor of his very lame excuse. "Is (he water rising very fast." "Kallin' since breakfast." My father bade us ruu along home, for tho plantation was more than a mile from tho brickyard. Like spoiled children, wo loitered about, watch ing the busy scene, and found ourselves once more in I'ncle lien's vicinity. Ho was now molding brick and placing them in rows for the sun. "Why don't yer help, Kate?" "I don't know how." "It's laziness. Pat's it." "I'm too little bit." "It's 'case yer no 'count, is trash gang." "Cuss dese brick, den, 'count." All on yer if you any "Mamma will not lot us." "How she goin' to know it? Cuss de brick and de mules and I'll give you a silver ipiarter. tie showed us the piece- of money, which was too much for my cupidity, and, in concert with mj' little, black playmates, 1 repeated after him all his profane words. He seemed delighted and roared with laughter. Thinking 1 had earned his quarter, I reminded him of it. "Pis de quarter?" ho said, lifting me in his arms and starting toward my lamer, in vain was my pleading. "Here's Kate, Marster. She's ben cussin' me an' do brick an' nigh 'bout ebery thing else." My tatlier brushed me out without a question and started me homo with a troop of squalling little negroes. As wo passed Uncle Hen at his work ho poked fun at us in this wise: "Pat's purty music. Whar did you larn dem tunos? Don't you want de quarter? Hope Mistiss will play an odder time on dem music boxes." My father was a native of the North and owned no negroes except as they came to him in my mother's portion. Hen was near my mother's ago and w as fond of telling how he played with her m childhood. lie was very black, massively built, full of energy and mv mother often said the mainspring of plantation life iu farm or negro quarter. He did not shirk, aud was the champion rail splitter, boxer and wrestler in the neighborhood. He was always ready alike for work or fun. He delighted in humoring and le.asin" us small small ones, in turn. Often, even when he lamented being a slave, his eves were so lull ol merriment, we were in doubt whether to laugh or cry tor, indeed, ho lrequently talked to us of the hardships of slave life and his desire of freedom. .Sometimes wonder mg why the black man should be doomed to obey the behests of th white man, and then perchance would laughingly declare that "mgger was to white man what mule was to ni""er and when nigger gets free from while man den mule ought to be free from nigger." There was a steamboat landing on my lathers land, and a long cotton- shed where cotton and freight were stored. During the shipping season this landing was the public Sunday re sort for many of the farmers, overseers and negroes of the neighborhood. This was before the advent, of railroads in that section of Mississipoi, and the cot ton from tin! rich prairies beyond had to be hauled many miles, over dreadful roads, to reach the river. Hence, busi ness men and teamsters from other countries often spent their Sundays here. I had often heard of the wrest ling and boxing matches, iu which our lien was an ever ready champion. Throwing oil' their cuniberous gar ments, these wrestlers were accustomed lo exhibit their brawn to the better gentry. Our Hen was particularly fond of showing his smooth and uuscarrcd back, olteti boasting to his les fortu nateeonipetitors that he hail not received a stripe since from his own mother's hands in boyhood. Some of the over seers, passing their hands over tho muscles I'ncle lieu so proudly exhi bited, were disposed to grumble be cause he had no sear, and would ex press desire and determination to give him a beating. Hurning with in dignation, my brothers would repeat to our parents many of these throats. Our father would smilingly say that "lien is not afraid." Hut my mother's eyes would glow with a heat she did not attempt to conceal; for she was very sensitive as to tho welfare and rights of her property. Our Hen had one fault, which was doomed to get him into trouble. Ho was passionatejy fond of hunting opos sum, and would wander many miles oil' mv father's land. He was courting a girl on a neighboring plantation, whose owner was not plea-ed at it. He had been forbidden to visit this plantation, and my father, knowing and sympathizing with him, permitted any of us to w rite him a pass, whenever he wanted it. Hut our obdurate neigh bor linally forbade his visits, even with pass, and some overseers were con stantly on the alert to catch him. One night, when my father was away from home, for, being a lawyer, he was often away on business, wo were started from slumber by a halloo :u our back yard. My mot berdressed quickly, and, going Into the back veranda, mot my brothers, as they came out of their room. Poor Cnclo Hen stood beside ft mule; Ids two hands tied to tho pommel of a saddle, on which sat one of the most unmerciful overseers of our vicinity. There wevo three of these men in sight, and one. skulking in the shallow of tho trees which grew near the door. The moon rode brightly through a starlit sky, and its beams fell fully upon my mother's face. Her eyes Hashed omi nously and her lips were compressed. Asking no questions, she stood looking them over and over. After clearing their throats several times, one linally asked : "The funnel! Is he homo, Mrs.?" "No, sir," was the laconic reply. They turned and twisted in their sad dles as if bent, upon a dillicult task, but my mother did not help them. "Sorry funnel's away. This nigger's ben depredatin' on Mr. 's planta tion. He's gwino to wallop 'em like (he dickens tur it, but thought wo d 301110 and let the Cunnel know it." 'Where did they catch yon, Hen?" 'In our big field, Mistis; 1 iist went huntin'." 'Ho says you caught him on his master s land, sirs. Dat's a fact. Mistis; on de homo place, w here dese ban's cut de f list tree an' hewed de fust timber." Hut we was on the look-out fur him anu ran nun awsv ironi Mr. s quarters at Dulcy's cabin. Sorry, Mum, we sturbed yers. Didn t know Cunnel was gone, tome on, nigger. Loose that negro s hands, sir. called out my mother's ringing tones "He goes not with you out of my pros once. '(lit up, nigger," he said, raising the heavy handle of his whip as if to strike our Hen over tho head, for ho was pull ing tiacK win all ins mighty strength. "Mrik.c him, it you dare! again my mother cried. "Your gun, my son!" Her eyes were blazing, for her Southern blood was on the alert to resent any dignity toward herself, or wrong to her faithful servant. I have mv gun, mother, and it londed with buckshot." "Then protect that negro's hack with your uie, 11 neeu ue, anu 1, your moiner will stand at your side." While mv eldest brother, a vonth of sixteen, took deadly aim with his gun. the younger brother cut the rope from i. 1 1 , Hen s hands. Muttering profane menaces, the over seers rodo out of the vard. Our Hen looked afterthem, a broad smilestretch ing his lips, aud a humorous tw inkle in his eyes. 1011 must no carotin, i;en, or your night wanderings will cost you dear. Were you not afraid?" "Not much, arter I gets in our field. Dey knowed dey belter not hurt me. 'Spec' dey's afearcd of marster. He walked with a swinging gait away through the moonlight, and our mother stood looking after him with serious thoiightfulness in her face, "Always be kind and considerate of him, boys," she said, "for during all nose earner anu most toilsome years on this plantation now grown to so goodly a home his strong arms am willing hands never failed us. Age am toil will toll upon his vigorous consti tution; then lake care of him. Uncle Hen was more careful in his stolen visits to Pulev, and thoufh ho continued to court throughout the summer, was never apprehended. Mv lather sympathized with him in his lov affair, and oflered to purchaso lir.r, but her owner refused to sell her. t hanci however, and his wonderful strength at last won from Mr. a ready con sent that ho should marry her. To pother with his other accomplishments, I5en count swim remarkably well, am he happened one day to be erossingnhe ferry at tho same time with Puley master, his wagon drawn by a tine team of mules, and with a negro driver The team became unmanageable, am backing the wagon out of ihe boat, fell into the water. J iirough the endeavor of Hen, almost unaided, both team am driver were rescued. Then aud there Mr. showed his gratitude by ex pressing regret for his former ill-usage and giving him leave to marry Puley Thus Hen, after a long bachelor life became a Benedict. So the year passed, and his vigorous frame bcgai to show marks of giving way. 11 walked with a stick, and his hip was drawn out ot shape by rheti mutism. He hated to'stand aside fur the younger hands of tho plantation, am would still often oiler to test, them with some feat of strength. Hut ho now cume ami went as he chose, havin" no particular occupation except callin up and feeding hogs once a day. To perform this duty, he rode upon a "entl old mule, for his pig-pen was at the edge of the low grounds, more than mile from homo. Still poor I'ncle lien was accustomed to lament his slav condition and long for freedom, wide ho always beliovi-d would come at last in vain wo told turn that no was more free than mv father, who was opprcssc with cares for all. He would shake his head lugubriously, and remind us of th fact that, life being uncertain, my fa ther's death might occur at any time when all was doubtful in regard to his next owner. Sometimes he wool point across the fields to the home of his wife and children, Ihus rcinindin us that they, though owned by a mos( humane man. was nevertheless followed by ignorant, often brutal, overseers. These talks with Uncle lion, not very frequent, nor yet of many words, caused many a discussion among us, who were born to the ownership of slaves, and bred upon the plantation amid the working of the system. We would sometimes declare ourselves ready to throw up our own responsibility, only to be recalled bv the questions of manner and means. If wo soldont our interest, it would be only to place these slaves, for whom wo had attachments, under new owners, who could have none of the attachments of long associations. We diil not feci rich enough in this world s goods to furi)ih them means to reach a free Stale, and lose, without indemnity, their money's worth; and wo used 10 have our doubts whether or not the many philanthropists, in our situation, would not have ceased preaching long enough to ask them selves these questions. After my father's death there came a day when his properly was appraised. Several of our neighbors and friends were sitting in the r'ar verandah, when obeying a summons the negroes came from the quarter, the youngest to tho oldest, and grouped themselves under the trees standing near the door. Look ing out of tho dining-room window I watched this point of law, new and not understood by me. I remember now, as though it was yesterday, how shocked 1 fidt when those, to whom it was duty, began to look at, question and ap praise Klsie, Kmnia, etc., all my early playmates, 1 remember how ashamed they drooped their heads, and how in s inpathy wiih them my ciiccks and brow were a'.lame. 1 was glad that Uncle Hen hobbled by just then, lean ing heavily Hpon his slick, creating a diversion by culling attention to him self. Ho diit not put himself in group with any others, but, came immediately tho steps muttering as ho walked: Can't 'praisement me. I'm a win. no, 1 m not gwine to stop. I won t have 'praisement. 1 shan't bo told what I'm worth. I'm a man." My mother was standing in tho door.j and hearing him called out: "That i right, li'ti; como into the dining- room. 1 our worth cannot bo measured bv gold, and no ono shall attempt to do it." I moved forward a chair, and Uncle Hen sinking his face in his hands, his hands upon the end of his stick, sat miiHnrmfT nn! n I el I i nritiln wnril-a amiilsit. which 1 often henrd" the sentence, "I'm a man; de ole man said so onsl. " When tho hubbub was over and tho life on the plantation had settled in lis accustomed groove, I recalled his words and asked an explanation. "lidn t I nover tell yerr "Never, Undo Hon." "'Twas long time ago, fore yor was born. I was a young man, aud a like ly nigger as yor ever seed. Po ole man was gittin' ready to leave Callina to come out hyer a wild'ness den. We used to hear a mighty heap 'corn ing (lis country den, and not evcrthing dat was good. I 'fess I didn't want to come, but when do ole man told mo to hunt up somebody to buy mo, I 'fess I didn't try a bit. l'act was dis: I didn't want to leave Callina and I didn't want toswap marsters. Hut de (do man had his wagons packed. Mistis and de childun wore tellin' fren's good-bye and crying. A man. three ob em, come up to do olo man and said: "t unnel, you d better put dat bov. Hen, in irons. We don't b love he'll go wid yer." Pe olo man, he wore spectacles den, looked over his specs in Squar Harper's face fur a mmit, it seemed to me, , for I was rite close to dem, but (ley didn't see me, and said deso same words: 'If I have to take a man with mo in irons, ho docs not go. ' I will 'member dem words long as l live. A little while arler dat, de olo man called me and give me his gun and shot and powder, and said I could go 'cross tho fields to tell my folks pood-bye, and hasten on ahead to have de camp fires ready whim to wagons got dar. hen do wagons got dar, 1 was dar and I'm here. have stood by de ole man and he me long as he was permitted." Hut poor Uncle He:: died just two weeks beforo the surrender of tho Southern army. Wo have talked it over among us, and regretted that he died before knowing that his freedom was assured. He had saved and put together very nearly live hundred dol lars in silver, which he left with my mother for his children, and which served as a nucleus, to which, by hon esty and economy, his two sons have added quite an independent little for tune. O. J. Dunn, in Continent. Early New England History. A contributor to 2 he Hoston Adver tiser writes as follows: The discussion by tho Legislature of the proposed amendment to the statute concerning the observance of the Lord's day re calls the fact that the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachu setts were once indicted for illegally traveling on that day. This was when the territory now called Maine was part of this State. The exact date- have not at hand, but it was somewhere between 17'JO and 1H00. Tho statute then, as now, provided against doing "any manner 01 labor.business or work, except works of necessity or charity," or from traveling on the Lord's day except for the same good causes. The Justices of the Supreme Court have fre quently been called to pass upon points of law raised under this statute. They have decided that gathering seaweed is not a work of necessity, but "how would be if a whale had been stranded on the shore" they wisely leave to bo determined hereafter. I has been judi cially pronounced that hoeing corn comes within the prohibition, but that gatheriii"' watermelons may not. Tho Justices of our Supreme Court, how ever, never had a more personal inter est in the Sunday law than the time referred to. They were holding a term of court at, Port land, and did not adjourn till late, Saturday evening. 1 hey wcro obliged to open another term early on the Monday morning following Pownalboro, now Wiseasset. There was then no provision of law empower ing the sherill's to adjourn tho courts the absence ot the Judges, ami they were therefore obliged to make tho journey between the two places on Sun day by a private carriage, which was their only means of conveyance. At that time tho court of quarter sessions w as iu existence. It was composed all the justices of the peace in a county. who were allowed a small fee for at tendance, and it had also a grand am a petit jury. While on this journey the Judges were stopped by an ollicer, who asked them their names and where they were going. At the next term of the quarter sessions the three judges, that being the number then comprising t he Supreme bench, were each indicted for traveling on Sunday, said traveling not being from necessity or charity, and found guilty wore liable to be. severally lined a sum not exceeding twenty nor less than ten shillings. Hut they were not brought to trial. It is a woll-reeog- ni.ed principle of law that the repeal of a statute carries with it all the com plaints and indictments pending under it, unless a saving clause is inserted the repealing act. the justices pe titioned the legislature to repeal tho statute against traveling on Sunday. 1 his was promptly done, with no saving clause. The next day, or very soon after, the legislature re-enacted the law, ami t bus tho members of our highest court escaped trial, and perhaps con victiou. ('or. lloston Alrcrtii'r. Preaching and Practice. "See here, .Mr. lilank, what are you going out to-night lor? asked .Mrs. with a threatening look. "liig political meeting to-night," 1 plained Mr. H., apologetically. "Political meeting, eh?" echoed Mrs. H. "You have been going to political meetings even- night for live weeks. and if it had not been for me you would have worn your boots to bed every tune. "Hut just think how nice it would if I should get nominateii for some thing? Think of the loads of money could rake in, and the nice furniture. and new clothes, and se iUkm sacque and " "That will do," interrupted Mrs. lilank; "I have heard that story before You made a speech last night at a w ard Meeting, I see." "Yes," responded Mr. H., with pardonable pride. "And I see by tho two or three lines notice of it i-i the newspaper that the burden of your remarks was 'the ollico should seek the man and not the man tho olHee.' Now, you just lake off that overcoat; sit right down, and if anv ollico comes along and knocks I will it in..' i'A.Wi.l.iiu CM SCHOOL AND CHURCH. a I tt is said that tho Salvation Army Is making many converts among the negroes of the South. N. '. Trihnnr. Nashville, Tenn., has eighteen colored school-teachers, a larger num ber than any other city in the United Slates. Vlivmjo Times. Tho Heed Female College was in corporated at New York, recently, with Morgan Pix, Horatio Potter anj tho like among the corporators. A mission has been established t Hong Kong to watch over tho Chinese returning from this country, and em ploy them in educational and Christian work among their countrymen. I'hiia (Iclihia Times. One of the best Greek scholars in this country, during a recent lecture on tho benefits of a classical education, stated that there does not exist a gradu ate of an American college w ho can properly allix the accents to a page of printed Creek. Boston Journul. Rev. Leonard Woolsey Haeon, long the highly original but orthodox pastor of the rich Park Congregational Church of Norwich, Conn., has set the gossips all by the ears by becoming a Unitarian clergyman in a Worcester pulpit. liurljord rnsl. Twenty-nino Cardinals have died sinco the accession of Loo. X1IL, and thirteen hats are now at his disposal. Of tho fifty-seven existing members, one, Cardinal Schwazeuberg, Arch bishop of Prague, was created Cardinal by (regory, thirty-sixby 1 his, the re maining twenty by Leo. Tho present pope has not been so partial to Italians as his predecessor; three of his creation are German, two French, ono Knglish, one Irish, one American and ono Pole. The College of Cardinals now contains thirty-two Italians to twenty-live of other nationalities. Chu aqo Trihunr. In the year 1785 the State of North Carolina gave to tho University of Tennessee at Nashville a largo portion of what constitutes tho seventh and eighth wards of tho city, with other property now valued at over 000,(11 10. One of tho conditions of this grant was that it should bo free from taxMion for ninety-nine years. As this franchise runs out in November. lHKt, the city authoritities are making arrangements lo value and assess the property, and expect to realL.o t herefrom an income for the corporation ol over 'MUu.OU'J per annum. There being about 50.000 Scandi navian and Lutheran adherents of tho Mormon Church in Utah, a special effort is being made to restore them to Christianity. Presbyterians are work ing through Norwegian evangelists. The Methodists have appointed a Nor wegian missionary to Salt Lake City, where he has erected a church edifice and opened school. The Swedish Lutherans have sent a minister, who has gathered a congregation, and a Danish Lutheran clergyman will soon commence operations. Chicago Times. According to a new regulation the municipal schools of Paris are now regularly visited cacti fortnight by ap proved medical inspectors. These look carefully at the children in their class rooms, and in the event of their dis covering signs of a contagions disorder the teacher is communicated with and tho child sent home to receive a sub sequent call from tho doctor. The municipality employ 1JG physicians for this purpose, and expect to materially diminish measles, mumps, scarlet fever and the like, by such attention. If. Y. .miner. PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. it iu if bo I let grows mors you contract it. Two brothers in Connecticut mar ried at different times two sisters, ami the first son of each collide, born in (lif erent years, was born the 29th, of Feb ruary. Hartford 1'o.it. How a woman always does up a newspaper sho sends to a friend, so that it looks like a well-stuffed pillow, is something that no man is woman enough to understand. "What does the wont 'pedigree' mean. John?" "It means descent.' " "Write a sentence on tho board con taining that word." John went up ami chalked oil' tho following: "Wo jiediirceil down the hill. Hurler's U'l znr. A New York concern makes a profit of a million dollars a year coun terfeiting the labels used on foreign champagne bottles. It is in this way that pure American Willi's made in St. Louis and California reach the stomachs that compose lioston and New York so ciety. Lin Into Kxpre. A couple of Yassar girls were found hy a professor fencing with broomsticks in a gymnasium. He re minded the young girls that such an accomplishment would not aid them in securing husbands. "It will help us to keep them in," replied one of the girls. X. Y. (irdjiliic. "If you don't marry me," ho ex claimed, I'll take myself out of this hated world, and I'll haunt you as long as you live." Said she: "It will be more respectable than your present haunts. Please stand a little farther oil'. I never could bear the smell of alcohol so soon after tea." linalon 'J'ntnsrriit. "Hot mince-pies!" cried a boy on the streets of lioston ono cold winter morning. A teamster just in from the country, hearing the appetizing sound, bought a pic, hut on setting his teeth into it he found it cold as ice. "Hoy, what do you mean by calling these hot mince-pies?" "Why, don't you know? That's the nanio of 'em." Harper's Jlit.:ar. He was rather soiled and seeilv looking, his nose resembled a crimson sunset, and when ho entered a store and accosted tho head of the firm with: "Say, boss, I'm raising a fund to bury my mother-in-law; cani't you give 1110 a lift?" he was immediately accommo dated. Ho was given a "lift" that al most loosened the roots of his .hair. Chiea'jo Time. . . "Who are that, gentleman and lady across the way?" asked a lady on Chestnut street this morning. "Mr. and Mrs. li. Don't you know them?" "No. They are bride and groom. I suppose?" "O, no. They have been married a dozen years or more." "Is it posible?" exclaimed the lady, in great surprise. "Why, he lilted his 11 at when ho met her." I'hilaUetphui Call. Charles Pickens spoke true when ho said: "In the culture of (lowers there cannot, by their very nature, bo anything solitary or exclusive. The wind that blows over the cottage porch sweeps over the ground of the noble man; and the rain descends over the just and the unjust; so it communicates to all gardeners, both rich and poor, an interchange of pleasure and enjoy ment, and the gardener and the rich man, in developing or enhancing a fruitful tlavor or a delightful scent, is iu some sort, Ihe gardener of every body elso " Tim HousthoUU PUNGENT PARAGRAPHS. The Tail of a Dog. The railway companies lmve a eth- rral rule which prohibits the admission of dogs lo '.V passenger oars. On soino of Ihe roads special permits may bo se cured allowing small dogs of line breed ami good, moral proclivities to ride with passengers, but as a rulo they are forced to go into the baggage cars. This rule is considered an outrage by that clas of women who aro given to the worship of canine pets, and tho ef forts made sometimes to smuggle tho four-footed darlings into sleepers and passenger coaches are frequently as in genious as they are ludicrous. Last evening a handsomely dressed woman entered the t. nion Depot carrying under her arm a small dog of the terrier per suasion. Sho was a tall and rat tier uig- flilied person, and her manner and con versation indicated that she was ths head of the household which should have been presided over by the dapper little man w ho followed her carrying a heavy gripsack and a capacious lunch basket, lie was a meek and humble little fellow, and seemed to look upon his wife as a very superior person, men tall' as well as physically. As sho strode along with masculine tread toward ono of tho trains sho turned to her husband, and in a voice that, was audible lo every one within ten feet of her, said: "Well, you ought to have known bet ter; any ono with the sense of a Ilea would have known better. If ever I start on a trip with you again you'll know it." "But, my dear, how was 1 to know?" replied the little man, meekly. "How was you to know?'1 Well, if I was you I'd never open my mouth. You're enough to try the patience of Job. Is this the Chicago train?" The la.st question was addressed to tho sleeping-car conductor. "Y'cs, nu m. Sleeping car?" "Yes; lower berth." "Y'ou, ticket, please. All right. Sorry, madam, but you'll have to give that dog to the porter. He'll take it iu tho baggage car." 'In the baggage car! What for?" 'It's against the rules of the com pany to have dogs in the passenger ear. He'il bo well cared for in the baggage car." "Well, if ho goes in the baggage car, I'll go there, too." "1 told you so, Mary," broke in the husband, timidly. "Oh, for goodness sake, shut up! I'll see about this." And the woman turned indignantly and started for the ladies' waiting-room, with her husband trail ing meekly after her. Presently she re turned, and exhibiting her tickets, she. look the lunch basket from her hus band and handed it to tho porter, who set it on the platform. As she climbed up thi! steps the conductor looked for the dog, but it had disappeared. The couple entered the car, and as they did so the porter s foot struck the basket, whereupon one of tho litis was lifted and a canine head popped out inquir ingly. John, take that basket into the bag gage car," said the conductor to the porter, loud enough for the woman to hear. "No ho don't lake that basket into the baggage car," said she, coining ex citedly to the rescue of her pot. "I want that dog to ride in the car with us." "I'm sorry, madam." replied the conductor, "but it's against the rules ol the company." "I can't help it: he won't disturb any one, and 1 won't allow him to be put into a nasty baggage car, that's all there is about it. "He can't ride here, madam." "1 shall report you to tho officers ol tho road, sir. You're no gentleman, sir: and if my husband was half a man he'd make you understand your duty to passengers, sir. Come with me, Henry; we will sec if we can't find some 0110 who will treat a lady with decent respect." And, followed by her husband with the liuich-hasket and grip-sack, she left the car and walked rapidly into the ladies' waiting-room. About live minutes before the train s'.artedtho happy couple again appeared and started to enter the car. "Kxeuse mi", madam," said the con ductor; "if you have not secured a per mit for your dog 1 will see myself that he is well taken care of iu the baggage car." "Y'ou needn't trouble yourself, thank you," replied the woman freezingly, as she entered the car." The basket was lifted on board, and the porter slyly raised both lids, but the dog was not inside. An outward survey of the persons and luggage of the couple failed to reveal the where abouts of the canine. The porter knew that the animal was not in the basket; and that it was too large to go in the pockets of the man or woman He surmised, therefore, that if it had not been dropped in the depot it was in the grip-sack. As the train was crossing Eighteenth street, however, ono of tho passengers saw the woman unbutton the front of her dress take out the dog and placo him on the seat by her side, remarking to her husband "Henry, when that conductor comes through, while I'm showing him tho tickets, you throw your coat over Pansy if you vo got sense enough." Lilutic-Dcmuerat. At I'.l Paso Mexican dollars aro worth eighty-live cents in American coin. At Paso del Norte, just, across tho river, American dollars are worth eighty-live cents in Mexican coin. Ono morning a car driver started from the Amevicau side with a Mexican dollar. Hu his arrival at the Mexican town he took a drink of whisky, w hich w as til teen cents, and received an American dollar in exchange for his Mexican. On his return to the American side he took another drink of equally bad liquor and received a Mexican "dollar for his American, repeating the drinks at intervals during the day, and at night he closed up business wit h the Mexican dollar he started with iu tho morning. Chietnio Jim .. Austin Sheldon, of Pike County, Pennsylvania, after living forty years as a hermit in a mountain cave, has re turned to his sister in Sunnyside, N. Y'. The death of his wife was the cause of his becoming a hermit. Ho is now eighty-two years o I L At tho age of seventy-six lie fell ia love with a voung girl, who naturally refused to share his cave, and then he began to think over a return to ordinary life, w hich it took him six years to decide on. llittjalo Lj-presn. - Milton MeCullough, who lives near Hartford, Neb., has invented a machine to prove that the earth does not revolve but that the sun "do move." A net r Tribune. A lire company was called out in Philadelphia to save a kitten from fall ing seventy feet off a church roof. Tho feline fell after all, and scampered oil in safety. J'hilaUdphiit Temperance. ENFORCING THE LAWS. Whether the altsnlutn prohibition or tho regulat ion of the liquor traflic belh system best adapted to restrain in temperance is a question on which good men may differ, lint, whether thn lnw c( the S Lute bo pirohibitiiry or lieensiv food citizens must agree that it should le enforced. Many earnest Temperancei workers, in their eagerness to utterly banish the accursed cup from tho hind do scant justice to tho w isdom of tha laws concerning the sale of intoxicant-i now on tho statuto books. In most Slates, notably in Massachusetts, thi code of laws is conceived with great iudgment and good sense. If these lawsj were enforced, it is safe to say that in temperance would bo as effectually con-j trolled as under a prohibitory regime That they are not enforced is the weak point of tho lieonso system. Tho Li cense law of Massachusetts provides, among other things, that every seller of intoxicating liquors shall be a person of good moral character; that the liquor, sold shall be of good quality and free) from adulteration; that no liquor shall bo sold to a drunkard or lo any person known to have been intoxicated wit hin six months; that no liquor shall be sold to a minor, either for himself or for tha use of any other person; that no liquor shall be sold on the Lord's Pay, or be tween the hours of midnight and six; o'clock in the morning, and that no open bars shall exist within fouq hundred feet of a school-house. Tha laws are excellent, but they have never been systematically enforced. A movement looking toward the bet ter enforcement of existing Liquor lawsj has been recently started. The Citizens Law aud Order League has for iUsj avowed purpose the enforcing of what ever laws regulating the liquor traflic; the statutes may contain. It aks nn new enactment. its watchword is: "Wo ask only obedience to law." A movement so wise and so temperate has commended itself to the judgment of law-abiding citizens in all our principal cities and smaller towns, and the eausn has grown apace. Tho organization of a League is very simple. It has ono active ollicer, either President or Secre tary, who devotes a large part of hia time to the prosecution of the work. An attorney is employed in the interest of the society, who manages the cases that aro brought into the jurisdiction of the courts. The law and order move ment is an aggressive movement. It passes no resolutions; it circulates few if any petitions. It is au honest, work ing force. Some of the results accomplished bjl the various Leagues may be brielly now ticed. The Chicago League has been in operation for live years. At the tinny of its organization it was estimated that thirty thousand boys and girls wit) daily patrons of the saloons. To save these children has been the aim of the) League. It has prosecuted sixteen hun dred liquor dealers, and secured twelve) hundred convictions. The members of the League have visited oyer three thou sand homes, and secured pledges from many children not to visit saloons. Iri this work it is believed that a million dollars have been diverted from the .ill! of the bar-keeper to the homes of tha city. The Massachusetts League wass formed less than two years ago. but i to is safe to say that in that short time saloon-keepers have received many salu tary lessons, and have been taught to respect the law. The work which, it is doing for children is especially gratify ing. The Secretary believes that not one sale of liquor is now made to minors in lioston where one year ago ten were made. In one town in Middlesex Coun ty ten saloons were flourishing in closo proximity to school-honses when tho League was formed. These have been obliged to close their business. The most hopeful sign in this move ment is the great interest, almost en thusiasm, with which it is greeted all over the country. Seventeen branches in as many different towns have already been formed iu Massachusetts, ami from ali sides questions are pouring iii in regard to the methods of work and its results. A convention, representing; eight Slates, has recently met in lios ton, rind as a result a National League) was formed in the hope of spreading thn intere-i in law and order to every part of l lie land. Also a grand Temperance meeting was held at Tremont Temple The strong point of this new movement is that it gathers to itself all good citi zens of whatever shade of Temperance opinion, and forms them into a solid I phalanx to meet a common foe. liol'tcu little. Experience of an ExRum-Seller. A man named Stacy, the owner of a Fplendid drinkii'g alon in New York, signed the pledge lately and closed his house. Hearing that a party of lads had formed them-elves into a Temper ance society, he gave them his expe rience as a rum-seller. "1 have sold liquor,'" said Mr. Stacey, "for eleven years long enough for me to see tho beginning and end of its effects. I havo .-ceil a man take Irs first ghtss of liquor in my place, and afterwards lill tha grave of a suicide. I have seen man after man, wealthy and educated, come into my saloon, w ho can not now buy their dinner. I can recall twenty customers worth from -Hio,oii to v,,i o,oiiii who are now without money, place or friends." He warned boys against en tering saloons on any pretext. He slated that he iiad seen 111:111V a young fellow. I a member ot some Temperance society. I come in with a friend and wait while Im 1 drank. "No, no," he would say, "I i never touch it. Thanks all the same.'" I Presently, rather than to seem churlish. : lie wouid take a glass (if cider or harin I less lemonade. "The lemonade was nothing.'' said the ruin-seller, "but I knew how it would end. The only safety, boys, for any man, no mutton how strong his resolution, is outijdo tha door of a saloon."' Srir.NTiKir temperance education is meeting with favor in many localities, another triumph having been scored in New York Male. Mrs. M. H. Hunt, our National Superintendent of Scicn tilie Instruction, has been speaking; nearly every evening since October in tho Slato. She has carried her audi ences by both eloquence, and logic to her conclusions. Iu every place where she has spoken cut husiast'e assemblies have given a rising vote in favor of tha bill providing for Compulsory temper ance instruction, and on the Vth of Icb ruary this bill passed the upper housa of the Legislature. Iowa is petitioning; a very willing Legislature with very lit tle fear of results. School superintend ents and college faculties are largely represented on these petitions. Not V ear Illinois w ill enter upon the samij work w ith gooil hop of success. Lvery w hero the thought of prevention is gain ing ground and holding all it gains. Swi'.i'KN has a law that wo comnien'l to legislators desirous of reaching tha, drunkard but not the manufacturer ami seller (d drink. Hr this law a mail druuk llirice loses 1L0. rht to eto. J