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THE TRIBUNE. VOL. II.?NO. 15. BEAUFORT. S. C.. MARCH 1. 1876. $1.50 PER ANNUM. To the Daughter of au Old Sweetheart. I love thee, Juliet, for tby mother'a sako, Aud were I young ahould love thoe for thine own ; Afresh in thoe her early charms awake, And all her witcheries are round thee thrown, Thine aro her girlhood's features, and I know Her many virtues in thy bosom glow. Thou art as lovely, though not yet as famed, As that bright maid, the beautiful, the true, Tho gentle being for whom thou wast named,' The Juliet that our glorious Shakespeare drew. Thino is her magio loveliness?but, oh. What fiery youth shall be thy Borneo 7 Who'er ho be, oh, may his lot and thine Be happier than the lot of those of old ; May ye, like them, bow low at passion's shrine, efay love within your bosoms ne'er grow cold, Aud may your paths be ne'er like theirs, By strife of Montague aud Capulet. Like his great prototype, thy Romeo, Half-frouziod by his passion's raging flame, Aud kiudling with a poet's fervid glow, May fancy he might out thy beauteoua framo Inta bright stars to deck the midnight sky? B it. gentle Juliet, may ho never try! I paid the tnbu'.o of au humble lay To thy 'air m ither in her girlhood bright. And now tuie humbler offering I pay To theo. oh, sweet yonng spirit of dolight And may I not, tossed ou life's stormy waters, Live to make rhymes, doar Juliet, to thy daughters? * ) THE MISER'S BEQUEST. ! .The hour hand of Philip Acre's old fashioned silver watch was pointing to the iigure 8?the snug red curtains 1 shut out the rain and darkness of the . March uiglit, and the fire snauned mid vi.ioked behiud the ! ed-hot bora of the little grate in a most cozy and comfort- : able sort of way, casting a rosy shine into the thoughtful brown eyes that wero tracing castles and coronets in the brightly burning coals. For Philip Acre was, for onoe, indulging himself iu the dangerous fasoi"nations of a day dream. "If I were enly rich I" he pondered to himself. "Ah, if! Then good-bye to all these musty old law books ; goodbye to mended boots and turned ooats, and all the ways and means that tarn a man's life into wretched bondage. Wouldn't I revel in new books and delicious paintings, and high stepping horses? Wouldn't I buy a set of jewels for Edith?not palo pearls or siokly emeralds, but diamonds, to blaze like links of fire upon her royal throat! ' Wouldn't I?what nonsense I'm talking, thftugh !" he cried suddenly to himself. " rhU Acre, hold your tongue. I did suppose you were a fellow of more sense. Here you are, neither rich uor distinguished ; but a simple law student ; while Edith Wyllis is as far abovo your moon-struck aspirations as the queen of night herself ! She loves me, tnough?she will wait?and the time may one day come. If only Dr. Wyllis were not so distrustful of a fellow! Hallo! come in there, whoever you are!" V It was ouly the serving maid of the f lodging house, carrying a letter in the corner of her apron, between her finger i, J" *1 1- 1 muu vuuluul ? ? ?? pjease, sir, the postman has just left ^ 44 All right, Katy. Now, then," he added, as tue door closed behind Katy's 3 back, 41 let's see what my unknown 4 correspondent has to say. A black seal, x eh? Not having any relations to lose, I x am not alarmed at the prognostic." 3 He broke the seal, and glanced leism-oly over the short, business-like com- 4 munication contained within, with a fa<te that varied from incredulous sur- 1 prise to sudden gladness. 44Am I dreaming?" he murmured, rubbing his eyes, und shaking himself, c as if to insure complete possession of e his senses. 44 No, I'm wide awake and t in my right mind; it is no delusion?no i part of my waking -visions. But who i would ever suppose that old Thomas t Mortimer, whom I haven't seen sinoe I f was a boy of sixteen, and picked him out of the river half dead between cramp i and fright, would die and leave me all < his money ? Why, I'm not the shadow i of a relation; but then I never heard that the old man had any kith or kin, so ] I can't imagine any harm in taking ad- < vantage of his odd freak. Rich?am I < really to be rich ? Is my Aladdin vision to be an aotual foot? Oh, Edith, | Edith 1" ! He clasped both hands over his eyes, sick and giddy with the thought that . that lovely far-off star of his adoration i would be brought near to him at last by tho magnet gold. All those years of pa- 1 tiont waiting were to.be bridged over i v\n iua ?_ 1 -v 4? ' * * * wj iuo niruugx oiu miser b i)6<jnefltj lie might claim Edith now. 1 How full of heart sunshine were the weeks that flitted over the head of tho i accopted lover, brightened by Edith's i smile, made beautiful by the soft radiance of Edith'a love. There was only one alloying nhadow?the almost imperceptible touch of distrust and suspicion with which stern old Dr. Wyllis regarded his future son-in-law. Ah 1 he feared to trust his only child to the keeping of any man who had not been proved in the fiery furnace of trial. It was precisely a week before the day appointed for the wedding, as the soft bgb its, veiled by shades of ground glass, were just lighted in Dr. Wyllis' draw- | ing-room, where Edith sat among her white roses and heliotrope, working on a bit of cambric ruffling and singing to herself. She was a slender, beautiful girl, with violet eyes, a blue-veined forehead and glossy, abundant eurls of that pale gold that old painters love to portray. "I wonder if Mortimer Place is so very lovely," she said to a silver-haired lady who sat opposite. "Philip is going to take mo there when wo return from our wedding tour, aunty; ho says it is the sweetest place a. poet's fancy can devise, with fountains and shrubberies and delicious copses. Oh, shall wo not be happy there ?" She started up with a bright, sudden blush; for even while the words were trembling on her lips, Philip Acre camo into the room, his handsome face looking a little troubled, yet cheerful withal. Mrs. Wyllis, with an arch nod at her nieoe, disappeared into the perfumed perspective of the conservatory, leaving ?uu AWVf&O W VUCiUOOiVCO. " You are looking grave, Pliilip," siiid Edith, an he bent over and kissed her cheek. " And I am feeling bo, darling. I have a very unpleasant disclosure to make to-night?our marriage must bo postponed indefinitely." "Philip, for 'what reason?" "To enable me, by diligent labor at my profession, to realize sufficient means to support you, dearest, in n manner satisfactory to your father's expectations and my own wishes." " But, Philip, I thought "? "You thought me the heir of Thomas Mortimer's wealth? So I was, Edith, a few hours sinco, but I have relinquished all claim to it now. When I accepted the bequest, I was under tho impression that no living heir existed. I learnt to-day that a distant cousin - a woman^ is alive, although, my lawyer tells me, in ignoranoe of her relationship to Thomas Mortimer. Of course I shall transfer the property to her immediately." " But, Philip, the will has made it legally yours." " Legally, it has; but, Edith, could I reconcile it to my ideas of truth and honor, to avail myself of old Mortimer's fanciful freak at this woman's expense ? E might take the hoarded wealth, bnt I should never respect myself again could E dream of logally defrauding the rightful heir. Nay, dearest, I may lose name and wealtii, but I would rather die than suffer a single stain on my honor is a Christian gentleman!" "You have done right, Philip," said Edith, with sparkling eyes. " We will wuit, and hope on, happy in loving one another more dearly than over. But s^ho is she? What is her name?" , " That's just what I didn't stop to inquire. I will write again to my lawyer to ask tkeso questions and to direct that | 1 deed of conveyance be instantly made > rot; and then, darling "? His lips quivered a moment?yet he manfully completed the bitter sentence ?"then I will begin the battlj of life iver again." v And Edith's loving eyes told him vhat she thought of his noble self-abnegation?a sweet testimonial. "JHem!" said Dr. Wyllis, polishing lis eyeglasses magisterially, with a silk i irimson handkerchief ; " I didn't suplose the young fellow had so much itamiua about him?a very honorable ;hing to do. Edith, I have never felt ?xaotly about Phil. Acre's l>eing worthy >f you before "? " Papa!" "But my mind is mude up now. When is he coming again <" "This evening," faltered Edith, the riolet eves softly drooping. "Tell him, Edith, that he may have tou Dext Wednesday, just the same as ! >ver 1 And as ftr the law practicing? vby, there's time enough for that aftervard. Child, don't strangle me with rour kisses?keep them for Phil." He looked after his daughter with >ves that were strfim/?lv ilim w O J " Tried?and not found wanting I" he nuttered, indistinctly. * * ? ? * * ? The perfomo of orango blossoms had lied away, the glimmer of pearls and iatiu were hidden in velvet caskets and raveling trunks, and Mr. and Mrs. kcre, old married peoplo of fnll a nonth's duration, were driving along a sountry road, in the amber glow of a glorious June sunset. " Hallo! which way is Thomas gong?" said Philip, leaning from the winlow, as the carriage turned out of the nain road. "I told him the direction to take, Phil I" said Edith, with sparkling oyes. " Let me lxave my own way, just for rnoe. We are going to our new home." " Are we?" said Phil, with a comical Pimace. " It is to be love in a oottage, suppose." "Wait until you see, sir I" said Mrs. Acre, pursing her little rosebud of a mouth. And Philip waited dnteonsly. "Where are we?" he asked, iu astonishment, when the carriage drew up in front of a stately pillared portioo, whioh seemed to be not unfamiliar to him. "Burelv this is Mortimer Plaoo 1" "I shouldn t be surprised if it was," Baid Dr. Wyllis, emerging from tho doorway. " Walk in, my boy? come, Edith 1 Well, how do you like your new home!" " Our new home I" repeated Philip. " I do not understand you, sir." "Why, I mean that your littlo wife yonder is the sole fr-rviving relative of Thomas Mortimer, although she never knew it till this morning. Her mother was old Mortimer's oousin, but some absurd quarrel had caused a total oessation of intercourse between the two branohos of tho family. I was aware of the facts all along; but I wasn't sorry to avail my self of the opportunity of seeing what kind of stuff you were made of, Phil Acre! And now, as the deed of convey- t ance isn't made out yet, I don't suppose n your lawyer need trouble himself about ^ it. The heiress won't quarrel with you, I'll be bound." Philip Acre's check Hushed, and then , grew pals with strong, hidden emotion, ^ as he looked at his fair wife, standing be- . side him, when the sunset turned her bright hair to coils of shining gold, and , thought how unerringly the hand of Providence had straightened out the tangled web of his destiny. r Not Allowed in the Cars. I It happened the other day on the lie- ^ high Valley railroad, says the Reading . Eagle. The train had just left Easton j; and the conductor was making his first round, when ho observed a small white 8 dog with a bushy tail and bright black r eyes sitting cozily on the seat beside a . young lady so handsome that it made 1 Ilia heart roll over liko a lob-sided pump- 8 kin. Rut duty was duty, and ho remarked in his most deprecatory manner: v " I'm very sorry, madam, but it's 8 against the rules to have dogs in the 8 pnssenger enrs." : "Oh! my, is that so?" and she 1~ L Li U kiuuvu up vnv/ iu?mj Ul\MYil (lb Li 1 III 1 beseechingly. " What in the world will *1 I do ? I can't throw hiui awav. He's a Christmas present from my uunt." " By no means, miss. We'll put him . in a baggage oar, and he'll be just as happy as a robin in spring." ' What I put my nice white dog in a ? nasty, stuffy, dusty baggage oar?" '' "I'm awfully sorry, mss, I do assure you, but the rales of this company ? are as inflexible as the laws of the Modes and them other fellows, you know. Ho ^ shall havo my overcoat to lie on, and the brakeman shall give him grub and water every time he opens his mouth." " i just think it's awful mean, so I do; j5.' and 1 know somebody will steal it, so j1 they will," and she showed a half notion J3,' to cry thut nearly broke the conductor's heart, but he was firm, and sang out to 1'. the brakeman, who was playing a solo n on the stove : j 111 " Here, Andy, take this dog over to i u< the baggage car, and tell 'em to take j just the best kind of cure of him." ; " The young lady pouted, but the brake- i ?? man reached over and picked the canine : up as tenderly as though it was a two- i weeks old baby, but as ho did so a|?. stvauge expression came over his face,' I d< and he said hastily to the conductor : f1 " Hero, you just hold him a minute I Jn till I put this poker away," and he; trotted out of the car door and held on 01 to the brake wheel, shaking like a man with agne. The oonductor no sooner had his hands on the dog than he looked around i for a hole to fall through. ; ? " Wh-wh-why, this is a worsted dog."., " Yes, sir," said the little miss, do- lo' rnureW. " Didn't you know that?" " No, I'm most awful sorry to say 11 en didn't know that;" and he laid the ea Christmas dog down in the owner's lap, tr< and walked out on tho platform, whero w< he stood half an hour in the cold, trying th to think of i^hymntune to suit the worst . th sold mau on the Lehigh Valley road. ii>. - in| How Cattle are Treated. in During the discussion of a bill before P? the United States Congress relative to j the treatment of cattle, Mr. Allison, of " " Illinois, one of the largest shippers of ; 8 live stock out of Chicago, and who lias I been engaged in the business for twenty- ' , one years, had a hearing before the ? ' House committee on agriculture. He ; ar said that for fifteen years of that time no wa one over thought of running cattle more than twenty four hours without takiug "r them out of the cars for rest, food and 8*.c water, and that at suitable points on all the great railway lines cattle pens were provided. But some six years ago others ue who went into the business began run- i ning their cattle through to New York * ou without stopping. The bullocks were I1'1 thuH got into a high fever, and on being Wl1 unloaded they were allowed to drink all . "they could. A bullock in this condition w will drink from fifty to sixty pounds of water, and as they are sold in the morn iug the purchasers pay for this increased ( ou weight. Iu some instances the cattle are i fed, but not watered, at Philadelphia, or t "r Albany, and this adds to the fever, and 8U increases their capacity for water. The 881 U.t-,.1 *. 1- 1' ' > ? ?n uuuvucis, uuwover, uoucti U118 IOOCI, anil complain that the cattlo have been stuffed, but the water is absorbed into '1S the system and escapes detection. The 'u consumers are, of oonrse, the victims ex in the end, as they not only have to pay > ff1' for this " watered stook," but eat meat which cannot be considered healthy. 1 Binoe this mode of running stock was in- ?' augurated, those previously in the busi- j HO ness have hail to retire from it, or to adopt the prosent mode of through i shipment. IB, i all A Western Romance. 1 h< The Keokuk Constitution says: Not | long ago there lived in Indianapolis, lnd., a man and wife who seemed to be | happy, until the wife discovered that the husband was false to her. Then she c* | took her babe and what few effects she i w] possessed and left?was out on the i th world, and oompelled to earn a living. I tv Bhe was a well oducated woman, and ar could converse in three different lan- It guages; was refined, and had all the jn airs of a woman who had the entrance to hi good sooiety. From place to place she tb traveled, seeking some employment in whereby bread might be earned for her b< I -! - * ? w - 1 - u.iuy una nerseii. unanco brought her he to Keokuk, and we suppose being dis- ib heartened and unable to obtain other bj employment, she accepted a situation as isi n servant in a boarding house, and is di now working there in tnis capacity. pi Fashion Notes. Cuirasses with sleeves contrasting ^ he bodice, and matching the skirt, aost worn, but sleeves made of two eriale are tho newest. For mourt nd negligee wear sleeves are cut 1 ud very narrow, but for demi tc hey rarely reach below the elbow; heso an approved stylo of finish ii urn them up with lace, aud ofte lower or bow of ribbon is added to end of tho arm. Antique buttons are in great demf ml when they are not used bowi ibbon are given the next preference Passementerie is worn in prof us t comes in most costly and beaut lesigns, among which are bright si raids of peculiar pattern, dead si raids, steel braids, ohecked metal lack braids; also silver passement tudded with soft balls of blue, pink ed floss silk. A novelty in anmonieres is one wl * almost a squaro of black velvet wi ilk pocket at the back; the velvet al hn nnr twf ia o flo* "V fork of silver, while two rows of time chain work laid on black ve arvo to suspend it from the waist, lie center of the bag is a monogr iiese can bo punched in silver, \ rongs at the back to attach them as nired. All varieties of white lace are fash: ble excepting Brussels applicati ralencieunes is very popular auc rought out in exceedingly expeni atterus. This lace is used on alu verythiug?morning dresses, rosses, hats and oven shoes. The Lc :i\. guipure is largely devoted to ti ling ladies' nnderclothiug. Tore! ice is reserved for edging pettico; id lnoe brings fabulous prices. Vt an point in relief, before it reaches hited States, costs from onehundre< vo hundred fanes per yard. Pai jliars and deep end's of this last m onad lace are much worn. Mi odices are made with a square collai io back on which the Venetian poiu laced. Jabots of lace mixed in w bbons, and Ohina crepe tichus tr ed with lace, are much worn with c sr dresses. Coarse ivorv net with 1 ids and coarse ecru net are used te neck, tied in large bows over the : velvet cloaks and jackets. Val ennes of an ecru shade is introdu* ir trimming these ecru nets and her purposes where creme is the eh Mired. This effect, by the way, can ade with any white laoo by dipping coffee. Black lace is but little seen, except i black. The Great American Eagle. In a centennial speech in the Uni ates House of Representatives, Ca=?] . Harrison, of Illinois, spoko as i ws of the eagle and his work : Think, Mr. Chairman, of the did ce between now and 1776. A coma gle, extending his riight from the imo eastern limits of civilization to !8teru limit in 1776, would have mi at flight in one single day. To-c 0 proudest monarch ol the forest, 1 1 himself from the Atlantic and lo< $ to the setting suu, ever intent in si ,< o.iward, days, aye weeks, will hi ssed before he ohall be able to o i wearied pinions in the spray of I tcific; and yet we arc afraid of main centennial precedent of celebrati a glorious boon handed down to us 76. Sir, ninety-two years ago, when ! si anniversary ox tiie lourtii of Ji a celebrated after the acknowle< >nt of independence, when the g st belched forth upon the east* pes of Maine at sunrise that the c our national birth had come, as 9 sun's rapid flight across the coi ut gun after gun was heard, in 1 an one hour the last gun was heard r western limits, and was echoed 3 crack of the red man's rifle, and 1 ir Tjhoop of the Indian was the choi the orator's patriotic words. Wl it to-day i When the sun shall riRo on the foui July next and shall gild tho hilitc the St. John's and the boom of 1 unon is heard announcing the one hi edth birthday of our existence, as 1 n shall roll on in his march of a tin ad miles an hour, and gun after g all catch up the detonation of the 1 in, the national anthem will swell, ai it goes westward until reaching to stretching from the far north to I treme south of the gulf of Mexioo,< and poul shall be heard, a peal o ousand guns, rocking the very foun ms of earth, echoed to the blue vai heaven, mingling its tones with ngs of the 8tarn as they roll in tb usical spheres. Aye, sir, that to at grand national anthem, rolling o land teeming with population, ricl I that blesses man, will take nearly 1 >urs going from onr eastern to i wtern limits. Who is Doing it. Who in time, says the Boston Olc n be running tho Indiana newspap liile their editors are junketing ab 0 country? Tho fact that sc ra hundred of those jovial deadhe c getting attentions all around as idiana editors, while tho papers run tst as well as though they were >me, suggests tho horrid sufipic 1 at thoy aro only holiday editors, a chment of that noblo army of de <ats who'are continually disgracing morable profession and exasperat i honest and hard-working memb f representing themselves as jouri ts, when not one in ten of them e d a continuous wock's work in a no iper office in their lives. Napoleon II. and Fanny Ellsler. ritk The young Duke of Reichstadt, Naare poleon II., delicate in. health from his i ma- birth, had never seemed capable of feelling ing the least interest in li'e. Nothing , ong could rouse him from a profound indif>ilet ference and melanoholy that penetrated for his whole being. He distrusted every3 to body; was unwilling to go into society, u a It was thought that if his affections the could be enlisted his mind wonld assert itself. A number of the fairest young uid, women about the court were presented ) of to him, but their charms, their blandishe. ments, their oonversation, their passion, ion. real or feigned, moved him not a jot. ;iful He turned from them in weariness, and Ivor begged to be excused. Some sagacious , Ivor functionary snggeetod that the ballet and queen should be introduced to the forerie lorn youth in the guise of a peasant, in : or the hope that she, so accustomed to oon- 3 quests, might conquer even him. The 1 lick plan succeeded to a charm, and Louis 1 th a fell in hive with the seeming peasant >out girl. ttho pretended to reciprocate his 1 lain love, never intimating that she was not 1 the ignorant of his birth and position, lvet Day after day they met in the gardens In of the palace; then they extended their ; am; excursions on foot and in carriage, until , pith a new spirit and a new life became his. ( i re- He made her his sole oonfldant; ho told her of his bitter past, the de- , ion- spondency; of the hopo and joy she j ion. I'ad been the first to awaken in his na- j I is tare; that she was the one human being jive in all the world he loved or cored for. . lost In the midst of this idyllic life, the j ball duke, being one day in the city, felt in- ] mis clined to visit the theater. That even- * im- ing he sat listless in the box, hardly lion heeding the performance, scarcely no- i ats. ticing the ballet, until a lithe figure of i ?ue- brightness and beauty bounded upon 1 the the scene. He was all eyes and anima- f 1 to tiou at once. He had never imagined rlor so marvelous a likeness to Marie. Could t en ho be mistaken ? He leveled his lorg- j liny netto again and again. t r at The vision of the lover could not be ( t is deceived. The truth and tho whole rith truth soon flashed upon him. His j im- ^fcirie and everybody's Fauny were one j liu- and the same. The gloss fell from his aee hand; the poor boy turned deadly pale, for and might have swooned in his seat had fur he not been taken from the theater and en- driven home almost insensible. The 1 jed next morning the story was all over 1 for Vienna. L?ouis never raw Marie more. ( ndo Tho little hopo and faith he had she had 1 be aroused; after that cruel trick he fell y it onca more into himself, never to hope ' again. He did not live very lon$. The | ing very night he died sho was dancing iD a i crowded and applauding theater. She ' had forgotten all about him, but she still remembered the 20,000 florins that j ted ^>eeu Pa*d her f?r deceiving him. f - _ _ . ^ Loving and Being Loved. ? Perhaps there is no more paiuful time in a woman's life, says the Home * ;er" Journal, than the time of transition, when * lou the assiduous lover is passing into the 9 o*- niatter-of-fact husband, and the wooer is 1 its gradually changing into the master. "1? Women, who are so much more sensitive s h*y than men, more sentimental, too, and a dt less content to trust in silence to an un- r ?k* demonstrative affection, are for the most i part happy only while they are being r lvo made love to. It is not enough to be loved; they want to be told twenty times t the a day, and to have the harmonies of life t ln8 enriched by a crowd of " occasional i notes," embroidering the solid substance hy by which they live, Men, on the con- t trary, get tired of making love. When the they have wooed and won, they are con- y dy tent to be quiet, aud to take all the rest a *8" for granted. They are not cold, howuu ever, because they aro secure; and to ^ 3rn most?and those the best?practical j ay kindness is better than flattery, security ranks beforo excitement and hysteria, di- nud life passed in serene friendship, * lTS8 fearing no evil, knowing no break, and 4 on needing no praising, is better than life u hy passed in a perpetual turmoil of passion, * the wkere thero are scenes and tears, and * rns doubt and broken hearts, if there are not endless courtships and fatiguing 1 demonstrations. f Liu : 1( Measuring by the Eye. n m- Yours ago, ways a correspondent of the ^ the Boston Transcript, when we went to t au- school in a little weather-beaten school;nn honse, what exciting contests there used ant to l>e over the teacher's favorite exercise ml, of having the soholars estimate with the r a oye the size and weight of different obthe j?ots in the room. He would hold up r jxio his cane, and have each one tell how ' f a long he thought it was, and it was a 1 da- lucky ohild that could oome within half e xlta a foot of the right length. He would a the measure an urchin and then have the c loir scholars trv to reprodnce the measure f" ,ne, on the wall. He would mark off an inch ver oi' a foot or a yard in some oonspionous e i in plaoe, and then see how near anybody l flvo could oome to chalKiug the some length J our upon the blackboard. And it was aston- ? ishing how wide astray one would go. ? TIia in. nnr avad iln/wivn nn riilinn. t lously ?von upon the commonest things. At first thought, whioh should you say was the taller, a throe-year-old child or K)r8 a flour barrel i and oonld anything but on' actual measurement eonvinoe you that ,mo the same ohild is half as high as a sixa^8 footer ? There is an old saying that a ohild two years old is half as tall as he on ever will be; and after a few experiments . in measuring one can easily believe it, but not bofore. tie ad- Financial.?The Colorado J*rospectcr an says : The whole currency of Colorado ing Springs seems to consist of one five dolors lar bill, loft by some unfortunate oonlal sumptive, and when a man wants monev ver ho must follow that poor bill through wb- twenty hands, and then may not be able to reach it. Items of Interest. America produoes 1,000,000 paper collars a day. Girls in India marry at the age of ten or twelve. Venetians eat fried cuttle fish with lemon juice. Religious revivals are taking place in < various parts of the United States. The Ohinese of Belleville, N. J., celebrated their New Year's by a tea and firecracker party. Tom Paine's birthday was celebrated by the different associations bearing his name in the Unitod States. Laborers in the Miohigan woods are working for their board. That's what the woods are for, we believe. A blind mendicant in Paris wears this inscription around his neck : "Don't be ashamed to give only a sou. I can't 3ee." The man who reads much finds friends in all places in books. Whenever he takes np a volume he feels a tome. There are fewer distilleries now running in any of the large oorn raising counties of central Kentucky than in finy past year. Lieutenant Oaxneron traveled on foot 2,953 miles, from Zanzibar to Benguela, [rusting to mere accident for his liveli- 4k aood as he went along. A New Haven tailor called in to testify lu the city court, stated that " fancy tailors generally put on about ten or fifteen dollars for style." He drew it mild. "HI use it I'll be just as dirty after t's gone; if I sell it I can have peanuts ind ride home, too," soliloquised abootclaok when he found a cake of toilet ?oap. A popular industry in many river ;owns is the catching Of drift wood. It s an occupation requiring patience and i disposition to take things as they some. There's always something new. A 'ovlorn lad of ten leads a dog around own and says to pedestrians : " Please ;imme a cent, and you may kick my log!" Boys under fifteen are not allowed to >o on the streets of Falls Oity, Kan., if tor eight p. m., and all profane and inlecent language is punished with a fine rad imprisonment. Among the food products supplied to the London market is dried egg. The neat of the egg, both white and yolk, s reduced to a fine powder, and can be vet up and used for cooking. The San Fraucisoo Journal of Commerce estimates the wheat crop of Calioraia at a value of ?28,000,000, and, vhat will surprise many people, the gold ind silver crop at a million less. A girl described a gentleman to whom he was in roduoed as wearing " a starled look, giving one the impression that my buuaeo noiw wouju cause mm to amp through bin necktie and ran away." Why should the beehive be taken as n ymbol of industry? Not a bee is to be ecu all the winter long, while the oockoaoh is up at five o'clock in the mornDg and never goes to bed until midlight. When a man is too iasy to work and oo cowardly to steal, he sits in a lager >eer saloon, frowns ominously at a free unch counter, and remarks to his irother exile : " The country's going to he dogs." The prudent young man does not now isit female friends without a witness, nd when one of them breathes a tender luestion he replies: "No, dearest, it an never be,4rat I will always be a irother to you." There is a woman in the poorhouse at 'awlet, Vt., who can see further than he majority of her sex. To all offers of carriage she resolutely replies : " I ronld not swap the town of Pawlet for he best man living." One of the largest and finest stores in Jew York stands idle to-day, as it has or five ye >rs. At that time the landlord, a wealthy old man, fixed his rental, nd declared that it should stand idle intil the rent was paid, and it stands nd will stand until the old man diesand lis heirs take the thing in hand. Let the Han Oat. The late Rev. Dr. Wightmau, one tight sitting later than usual, sank in he profundities of a groat folio tome, magined he Heard a sound in the kitchm inconsistent with the quietude and ocurity of a mouse, and so, taking his andle, he prooeeded to investigate the ause. His foot being heard in the obby, the housekeeper began with all urnestness to oover the fire, as if pre- t taring for bed. " Yo'ro up late to-night, dary." " I'm jist rakin the fire, sir, nd gaun to bed." * That's right, Mary; like timeous hoars." On his way back o the study he passed the ooal closet, nd, turning the key, took it with him. ?ext morning, at an early hour, there ras a rap at his bedroom door, and a equeet for the key, to pnt a fire on. ' Ye're toe soon up, Mary; go baok to ronr bod yet." Half an hour later here was another knock, and a similar eqnest, in order to prepare for breakast. "I don't want breakfast so soon, dftrv: am back to vonr Red." AnntW iRlf hoar, and another knoek, with an ntreaty for the key, as Lit was washing lay. This waa enough. He arose and landed out the key, saying: " Go and et the man oat" Mary's sweetheart lad been imprisoned all night in the >oal closet, as the preacher shrewdly inspected, where, Pyramia and Thisbeike, thoy had breathed their lore hroogh the keyhole. *9