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FACT3 AND rANCIE3. GID ALEXAJfDEa, Atcortiej-at-Lew and Solicitor In Chancery, ' , , ' viuiuuioim, xenneaaea. Wbitthorue Block. Jan"j. 16 lj Offi.ee: ADDISON COOPER, - : ATT0itJiKT-AT-T,4W, ' Y xnt, ,(t " , . . Columbia, Tennessee . .. F ticBj a courts to tx holdea lor Maury and 4 adjoining ctobBm, - "" Offloe: Over T-ogtofflce. ' - feb.6-T4 AH. BEOWK, Jr., ATTOKOTY-AT-UlW, , Columbia, Tenneaeea. rToropt attention giYnn to the collection of claims TTCtX k FIGUREa J-- Attorney- t-La-w. and RoHit.r.r. i ,, 7 Columbia, Tennessee. ln cr2!C' m tte courU M7 adjoin Qffloa In th Waitthorne Black. mhlS-74 T. K COCHRAN, ATTOKJfBT-AT-Uw. And Qeneral Collecting Agent, . Columbia, Tenn, oior t. waiorc .....w. . WEIGHT k WEBSTER, - . t ATXOBMEX3-AT-LAW, t Colombia, Teanaaeee. ' W3- a TTMMOXS. ' i T ij - : ATT0K5ZT-AT-I.AW, i B ' , , Columbia, Tenneetee. special attention jriren to ail buaineea an trusted CHABLE3 CI. EAR. . ATTOBJIEY-AT-LAW, . , Columbia, Tennessee. Bpeclal attention glren to tbe ooUection of claims. W" H. EDWARDS, , ATTOSJTZY-AT-LAW, Dallas, Texas. wni praotloe in Uw ooarta of Dallas aud the ad Joining eoouuea. SbAMCELS, Jr., . Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Equity. ... , Columbia, Tenn. Office Kith I D. Xyere, Esq. 8;rict attenttoa to ail legal btrnneM g-uranteeU to those who en trust uie aauia to Iuh care May 30, 1873. ly ROBERT JIfKtT, A 1 "i'Oii KEY AT IAW. and Soticrtor tn Cbaucery, Columbia, Tenn. rrompt attention giv-u to all legal business an rasiea u ins care, in Maury and adjoining coon Office Waitthorne Utock. up stairs. V' fll IF "IT "T! 1 ii II ! IHi 11 II 11 Mil k,JH JLJ ll 1 MAIL. Fie. Land By HORSLEY BEOS, k FI6UERS. COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1874. VOL, XX. NO. 9. nr AH HOTTB. I. aimciPATioH. m taka the orchard path," she said. Speaking lowly, smiling slowly ; The brook was dried within its bod, .The hot sun flung a flame of red Low In the West, as forth aha sped. Across the dried brook-course she went, Singing lowly, smiling slowly : She scarcely saw the sun that spent Its Aery force in swift descent She never saw the wheat was bent. The crasaea parched, the bloaaoma dried ; Smiritur lowly, smiling slowly : Her eyes amid the drought espied A ftnmroer pleaaanoe far and wide, With rosea and sweet violets pied. C cisAPPOiMTireirT. Bui homeward coming all the way, Sighing lowly pacing slowly. She knew the bent wheat withering lar She saw tbe blomoms dry decay. ' She missed the little brooklet's pla. A breeze had sprung from out the 8out Bat, sighing lowly, pacing slowly,. She only felt the burning drought; Her eyea were hot, and parched her mm.- 1 Yet sweet the wind blew from the South And when the wind brought welcome rs i , Still sighing lowly, pacing slowly, She never raw tbe lifting grain, But only a lone orchard lane, " Where she had waited all in Tain 1 HOTELS. TT'TTicjrn TTrvTTn -m j senses. And as he enunciate -T ly JhtO J. HU U OHl, I words with impressive distinctn PEAELS AND BLACKBEEEPS. " No," said Dr. Darling, slowly, " no a can e Deiieve the evidence of m i own tbe he SoiitU Mailt Street, COLTJMUIA, .......... TENNESSEE Board, $3 per Day. Carriages, buggies or saddle horses furnlahea on application to lue proprietor, . JAMES L. GUEST. LoiomLia, Jan. 1, 1873. fJELSOTJ HOUSE, WALKER k LtPSCOMB, Proprietora, COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE. This well known houoe is undergoing thorough "repair and newly fnrnisbed, and la now open for thf awioiuiHisiioii oi ine piioiic generally. Our table shall be f uruiwlied at all times with tb eiit tbe country will afford. Servants polite and attentive, and every attention will be given to make our house inferior to none in UH BOUtll. We sf.licit the patronage of the publie graerally ust-ui-ioii ntuiK c urtcoxB, Rnpneton. ban his aan t k ne Ii i-ry al::t:.e MISCKLLASEOIS. W. C. Sheppard, SURGEON DENTIST, ."V. i r t not , - -t-i - v ' wnca rieujing-ri new block. Garden strait. n.mrli 1 1.. T .1 . i i I keep cormtaE'ly on hand a full stock of tooth, tablet, ps and lotions f ,r the mouth and gnms; -u iuuiuirtiura nyiui- LLiieo mates dental asao- uuun. uu ana tre me. FIRST NATIONAL BANK or coi.u:ii;t.v, texn. Capital, r - lOO.OOO. nrnrnoBs : T. W. Kfksfk, K. V,. Mooiie, T. Ii. .Ucto. i. Towleii, L. Fbikiimin, J. il. TBOJiaa, JoUH iKIl R-ul Beoeivee rlojKwirn, dea! in f.irelga and it ill. uroaage, r ia, mver aul goverumont itecuiiUea. Coilectiotia made and remitted fur on day of pay. Revenue atams for salo. JOHN FBIEBSOK, PreaideM. LUCIUS FIUEKSON, Ttee-freakiamt. J as. B. Chhj)bi88, Cashier. WMI. SHIRLEY'S. Marble Manufactory of WONUMENTS AND TOMBSTONES, an ui iaa oeei luuto marble. Alao, I have the iatent styles of Designs. All work a cheap a can be done else where. Manufactory on West Main street. r. a:, engle ' Dealer in all kinds of HOICE FMILl GROCERIES, IBY GOODS, BOOTS, CIOABS, SHOES, . TOBACCO, LIQUORS, and OOrjNTBY PBODUOB, Corner Soutk Kaln street and Engle Avenue. All goods delivered. IT. 1873. A Camel Story. That some animals are very mindfnl of an injury and eager for revenge, no matter how long delayed, there is am ple proof. All onr young readers re member the utory of the elephant who took tbo tailor's slight to heart and pave that little gentleman a thorongh drenching ; and yon may also remember nnmln-rless stories of how the same un w.eldy boasts remembered injuries f r years, snd waited for a chance of vent ing tla ir spite. But one of the most remarkable cases on record is this ooe, which we cull from the columns of a 1 iterary journal : " A year or two ago it chanced that a valnable camel, working in the oil mill, was severely beaten by its driver, who, perceiving that tbe camel had treasured up the injury, and was only waiting a favorable opportunity for revenge, kept a strict watch on the animal. Time passed on. The camel perceiving that it was watched, was quiet and obed ent, and the driver began to think that the beat 11 g was forgotten, when one night, after the lapse of several months, the man wh slept on the platform in the mill whilst, as is customary, the camel wat stalled in a corner, happening to re main awake, observed by the moonlight, that wh?n all was quiet, the animal looked cautiously around, rose softly, "and stealing towards a spot where a bundle of clothes and a bernouse, thrown carelessly upon the ground, re sembled a sleeping figure, cast itself violently upon them, rolling with all its weight, and tearing them most viciously with its teeth. Sat sfied that its ven geance was complete, the camel was re turning to its corner, when the driver sat up and spoke. At the sound of his viooe, and perceiving the mistake it had made, the animal was so mortified a the failure at d discovery of its scheme, that it dashed its head anrainst the wall, and died on th spot. Such is the story as related by the dragoman." To denpnnd is to be ungrateful be forehand. Be not locking for evil. Often thou drainest the gall of fear while evil ia passing by thy dwelling. Verily evils may le courted, may be wooed, and mny be won by distrust ; for the soil is ready for the seed, an! sus picion hath ooldlyput aside the helping 1 a m 111111. ujjptrr, j He might have found a Worae-l individual to fix his regards upo. this young M. D., who had tak first season in bones, mucles and t anatomy, with the therapeutics b : cg ing thereto, in the little office 1 o oss the hall, and was just preparing to ! tng up a srungie el his own; for H try Clifford was tall and shapely, wit'., id brown hair and a huge auburn i; mus tache, and merry eyes that laughe 1 ike springs of water in the sunshine. i Dr. Darling took off his spechip'es, folded them, and deliberately r'n wd mem in ineir case, stui without his eyes from his neophyte, Clifford smiled : but he looked embarrassed, nothwithstanding. "She would have you in a minute, if you were to propose," parsned Dr. Dar ling, dropping great red-bot splashes of sealing-wax over a sheet of blotting- paper, and stamping them with bis monogram seal in an aimless sort of way. " Yes ; but I tell you. sir. I Son't want to propose," said Harrv. staririr at the intertwined D. J. D.'s as if thev we-e the most interestine thine in the world. " You don't want a prettv irirl for a wife?" Not that pretty eirl in narticnlar. doctor." "Nor fifty thousand dollars?" added the doctor, pronouncing the three mo mentous words in a manner that made them sound very weighty indeed. " I would not object to the fifty thou sand dollars in itself, sir ; but, as a mere appendage to Miss Bradbury " " T be'ieve the boy is crazy." ejacu lated Dr. Darling. " Well, well, as the acotcn proverb nas it. a wilfu man maun hae his way. and I shall inter fere no farther. By the way. Harry MM T7 w ti xes, sir t " You are going to the city this aft noon?" " That is my present intention, sir. Ma a"1 A A T-v - a " Dtop ar. repierre s, wui you. an leave Mrs. Darling's pearl brooch to be mended. 1 ought to have done it week aco. but a man can't think everything." "Certainly, doctor :" and Harry Clif ford deposited the pearl brooch an old-iashioned ornament of massive gold set with tiny seed-pearls m his wain coat pocket. -itatner a careless way to carry jewelry, young man," said Dr. Darling- elevating nis eyeDrows. Ice morninor sun was castincr briffht H'ckermsr threads of gold across the kitchen floor; tbe morning-glories sad Madeira vines, trained across the case ment, stirred BOftly in the mild Jnly air ; and Ursula Percy, Miss DarliDr-'s orphan niece, was busy " doing up DiacKDemes. Fresh as a rose, With hazel eves. e . - . ... . . enea to intense DiacKness at times v the shadow of their long lashes, i id smiling scarlet lips, she stood there her calico dress concealed by the house wneiy apron oi wniie aimity mat was tied round her waist, and her black cnrls tucked remorselessly back of her eai i looking demurely into the bab bling depths of the preservinsr kettle. like a beautiful parody on one of the witches in " Macbeth :" while on the whitely-8coured pine-table beyond glittering tin vessel wasupheaped w.th the beautiful jet-black fruit, each f p nraie Derry nasaing lixe ine eye oi tn oriental belle. "Ursula!" a ne pretty young gin started, v ry nearly dropping her skimmer into ie preserving uettle. "How you startled me, Harry. Harry advanced into the kitel with an admiring look at the bri face flushed with a little blush an good deal of stove heat. " You are always at work, Ursula. - T 1 A. - 1 TV a " a nave got to wors, iiarry, to e m my own living, Ursula Percy answer d with a slight uplifting of her exqui black brows. "I am not an heir like Miss Bradbury." Confound Miss Bradbnry !" exclai ed our hero. " I hear nothing but M as Bradbury the whole time. "She is a very sweet young la Harry," said Ursula, in mildly repi ing accents. I dare say ; but what a lot blackberries you have here, to be si Ursula." "Forty quarts," said Ureula, dem ly. " Aunt Darling always enjoys t. so much in winter." Harry put a honey-sweet clobul fruit into his mouth. Blackberries are beautiful ft tete-a-tete. Ursula almost pushed Har ry Clifford out of the kitchen. .- - "YouH be on the piazza - to-night when they have gone to the concert ?" he persisted, asking through the crack in the door. "Yes, yes, anything everything; only go !" And Harry went beginning to realize that love-making and preserving do not assimilate. AS TO BOYS. and -"Your pearl brooch, my dear? O, I remember now, I gave it to Harry more than a week ago to have mended. I dare say it is done by this time?" and Dr. Darling turned expectantly to our hero. ' I I'm very- sorry," began Harry ; " tut the brooch disappeared in the most unaccountable manner from my vest pocket. ' I know I put it there" "Ye?."drvlv interrutited the filrW gentleman, "I remember seeing you put it there, and yon assured me at the time that you never lost anything. So the brooch is gone, eh ?" " Yes, sir, it is gone. But Mrs. Darl ing may rest assured." Harry added. with a glance towards that lady, " that I wilfreplace it at the earliest opportunity."" " O, it is of no consequence at all !" said Mrs. Darling, with a countenance that said plainly, it is of the very great est consequence, "perhaps we shall find it somewhere in the house." But the days slipped by. one by one. and the doom of the pearl brooch remained involved in the deepest mystery. Harry Clifford bought another and presented it to Mrs. Darling with a little compli mentary speech.' Mrs. Darling lauehed and pinned it into the folds of the thread lace barb she wore at her throat. But it is so strange what can have become of the other I" said Mrs. Dari ng. n ht : a i- te ss v of Je na cf Uran'a," and Miss Percy ski mi away at the bubbling c Very :" diligently dron. " Especially when you are doing tl up, added the young M. 1)., rather a clumsy effort at compliment Ursula did not answer. Harry waL ?d up to the range and took both her hai is n his. " Harry, don't; the berries will bur-." .Let em burn, then ; who cares ? " But what do you want ?" she ask. 1, struggling impotently to escape, a d laughing in spite f the grave look f e fain would have assumed. "To see your eyes, Ursula." "She lifted the soft hazel orbs to 1 is face, then withdrew them with sudd, n Bhvness. Do you know what answer I re d from those eyes, dearest ?" he whispt p. ed, after a moment or two of silenc -j, broken only by the hissing and simmer ing of the boiling blackberries. "No " " I read yes !" "O, Harry, I dare not. Uncle a id aunt are so determined you shall mar rj Miss Bradbury." "And I am so determined not to m r ry her. Is a man to be given " away as if he were a bouse and lot, or a bundle of old clothes, I should like to know ? Ursula--" " Harry, they are burning ; I am sure of it. I can smell them. O, do let go of my hands !" Harry Clifford deftly seized Jup the big iron spoon, and stirred the boiling depths vigorously. " It's all your imagination, Ursuls." "No, it's not; and if they are tlie least bit scorched they will be spoil -d for Aunt Darling." "But, Ursula" The creaking sound of an opening door beyond suddenly dissolved the It was in the month of September that the old doctor and Mrs. Darling made up their minds to invite Miss Bradbury to tea. " We will have a pound cake and pre served blackberries," said Mrs. Darling, who always looked at the material side of things. ' And if Harry don t come to terms now, he never will," added her husband, who didn t. "Get out the best china, and the chased silver tea service, Ursula." said Mrs. Darling. " And wear your pink French calico. child ; it's the most becoming dress you have," said her uncle, with a loving glance at the bright litt'e brunette. And Ursula Percy obeved both their mandates. ' Miss Bradbury came a handsome. showy lady, with a smooth "society" manner that made Ursula feel herself very countrified and common indeed. " Delicious preserves these ! said Miss Bradbury. "Thy are of Ursula's making," said Mrs. Darling. And Harry Clifford passed his plate for a second supply. ' I remember the day they were brewed, or baked, or whatever it is you call it," said he, with an arch glance at Ursula. Suddenly o'd Mr. Darling grew pur ple in the face, and began to cough vio lently. Every one started up. " He's swallowed the spoon !" cried Miss Bradbury. "Oi OI he got the apoplexy 1" screamed Mrs. Darling, hysterically. " Unrle I dearest uncle !" piped up poor little Ursula, vaguely catching at a glass of water, But Dr. Darling recovered without any more disastrous symptoms. - " It isn't the spoon, and I don't come of an apoplectic family," said he. " But, upon my word, this is about the biggest blackberry I ever came peril ously near swallowing !" And he held out his wife's pearl brooch boiled up in the blackberries. There was a momentary silence arour,d the table ; and then it was bro ken by Mrs. Darling one of those blessed old ladies who never see an inch beyond their noses. . " Mv coolness gracious !" said Mrs. Darling ; " how could it ever have come into the preserved blackberries ? I don't see " " But I do I" said Dr. Darling, look ing provokingly knowing. " Yt s, I see a good many things now that I didn't see before." And Harry, glancing'across the table at Ursula, was somewhat consoled to perceive that her cheek was a shade more scarlet, if that were possible, than his own. He followed the doctor into his office when the evening meal was concluded. Ursula did not know how she ever would have lived through it were it not for Mrs. Darling's deb'ghtful obtuseness, and Sophy Bradbury's surface view of the matter. "Doctor." he began valiantly; but the old gentleman interrupted him. There s no need of any explanation, my boy," said he. " I know now why you didn t want to marry Miss -Bradbury. And I don't say that I blame you much ; only I came near choking to death with Ursula's blackberry jam." And Dr. Darling laughed again until, had his spouse been present, she would have thought a second attack of apo plexy among the inevitables. Little Ursula!" he added, "who would have thought it ? Well, you shall have my blessing." The pearls were all discolored, and the gold of the old-fashioned brooch tarnished with the alchemy of cooking ; but Ursula keeps that old ornament yet, more tenderly treasured than all the modern knick-knacks with which her young husband loads her toilet-table. And every year, when she preserves ner blackberries. Dr. Darling comes to tea and makes ponderous witticisms, pre tending to search in the crystal preserve dish for a " boiled brooch !' But then jolly old gentlemen villi have their jkes.. Their Barbarisms, Superstitions Wickedness. There are persons of suspected intel ligence who hold to the heathenish opinion that a boy, considered apart irom his family relations, and regarded simply as a social phenomenon, is the most curious outgrowth of the civiliza tion of which we boast. And they are queer enough to aommence arguing in favor of that opinion by a reference to the superstitions of the young idea. They want to know, fox instance, whence a boy derives the settled con viction that resin on the hands breaks the force of the schoolmaster's blows that an eye-winker placed in the center of the palm is sure to split the peda gogue's rattan ; that the incautious handling of toads leads to warts, and that a white bean planted in the dark of the moon under a brick, near some house water-spout, removes them. Far be it from us to attempt an explanation of these strange ideas, but it is certain that they have been entertained through generation after generation of bovs. ami no doubt any urchin that ever sported a " knuckle dabster," a " pottery " or a "crystal," that ever "mumbled the peg," or played "leap-frog." can ac count for them to the entire satisfaction of any impartial inquirer. What really is puzzling to the adult mind is whence the boys originally ob tained their barbarous methods of " counting out " for " catcher." " fox. or any of those pleasant juvenile games requiring fleetness of foot and a secre tive disposition. For instance : a lot of boys will get together to play at some of their games. He will go through a great rigamarole of words, applying one word to each as he desig nates hira by a tap on the breast, and the last one so honored is " it." as they can the " catcher, as thus " Onery, Orey, Ickorv. Ann, FilliHin, Foilisun, Nicholas, John, Evy, Qaavy. English Navy, Stinkilnm, Stankulum, Buck!" Now, there are those who would like to know what sense there is in all that. and what the mystery connected with these portentous words. And also in this, another mode of counting out " Occa, becca, Bona, croeka, -Occa, bocea, truce ! " Or in this, which is considerably less elegant, though possibly more signin cant than the two preceding : " Ink, pink, How you do stink ! " The future belles of the Queen city, it must be confessed, use the same sav age methods in making their eledion, of " Who's it ? " etc. The girls have also a good many incomprehensible chants and .songs of their own. The starting point is, of course, "ring around the rosy spot," fcr it is an utter impossibility for girls that is, small and real girls to play anything very long that does not require a clapping of hands and their circling about with some outlandish chant. Their favorite song is : " Green gravel. Green gravel. How green the grass grows ; And all the creation Is ashamed to be seen. -Dear Annie, dear Annie, Your true love ia dead ; He sent you a letter, So turn back your head." in his hand, when it suddenly occurred to him to make a boat of one of the pedal coverings, and straight into the lock it went. Then the other boys commenced to "waft it to the other end of the lock by throwing stones, etc., at it, and the result was that the ship went hopelessly down. Richard trembled at the thought of going home with one shoe, it would be known that he played truant, and a good stout stick would await him. Various expe dients were thought of and suggested as a means of getting him out "of the scrape, but they were all failures. The last one was to induce a shoemaker in the neighborhood to make a mate for the shoe inside of an hour, and for the handsome remuneration of two cents. but Richard was astonished to learn from the artist that it could not be done in that brief space of time, and partio ularly for that sum of money. The on ly thing remaining was to hook a shoe belonging to a mill-hand, which was about five times as large as the other. Th9 disparity in size was discovered the very first thing on his entering ihe house ; the mill-hand came, making a terrible fuss about tj.e larceny of his shoe. Richard was in disgrace again, and had to nee onee more to the moan tains. And "sich," as Sairy Gamp would sav, "sicn is boys -Cincinnati commercial. THE EXODUS. Voltaire's Lawsuit. Paris Seen by an English Artist. A Parisian fishing in the Seine from one of the numerous quaia and bridges with which Paris abounds is one of the greatest personifications of patience ex tant. Be the weather broiling hot or soaking wet, there he will stand, rod in hand, watching the very gauuny aecor- ated float bobbing up and down in the muddy waters, always shouting ''Ca mord' (" a bite"), but rarely, if ever, catching the smallest or most unwary of gudgeons. Punch, some years back, represented the excitement on a Parisian bridge because Alphonse had caught a gudgeon, and the caricature was but little exaggerated, for next to watcning a float of his own a Parisian likes to watch one of some one else's. Indeed, many lazily inclined prefer the latter, as they are thus spared the trouble of holding the rod. When an unhappy fish is caught there is such a scene of shouting and gesticulating that to the uninitiated it seems like an emeute in miniature. Many of the fishermen have fished for years together off the same spot, which is rarely encroacnea upon by a new-comer. In fact, the sport is frequently only made an exouse for an hour or two's gossip with" brother ama teurs of the "gentle art." Another very favorite amusement with the Paris ians is a ride along the Champs Elysees in the afternoon. Frenchmen are scarce ly more at home on harseback than on the deck of a cutter yacht in a channel swell, but nevertheless they greatly af fect everything horsey and with the Parisian everything horsey means every thing English. Thus the horsey man as evervthi&g pertaining to his stable English, fronp his groom or tiger to his harness and the bouledogue that runs at his horse'.! heels. Whereupon the dear Annie in ques tion reverses her top-knot to the balance of the circle and continues to go round in that position until the dreadful tid ings of the decease of the true love of " Dear Lizzie," " Dear Louie," etc., is conveyed to them respectively, and they, in turn, reverse themselves in honor of the departed. When the whole list of names in the circle is ex hausted, aud tbe bereaved objects of so much pure affection are in mourning together, the game is playe t over again. If there chance to be any youthful representatives of the male sex about with whom the yenng ladies are on good terms, the chant is sometimes varied thus, the circling performance never ceasing for an instant : " Little Minnie Tun, A sitting in the eun, A weeping and cryint for a young man ; Rise, Minnie; rise, Minnie," Wipe away yonr tears ; Look to the East and look to the West, And look to the one that you love the best." And Minnie immediately casts a lan guishing look upon some young shaver among the boys ; who, in response, as quickly assumes a melancholy air, breathes hard a couple of times, and attempts a simultaneous display of all his jewelry. But this is getting off the main sub ject boys. The lives of most of the great heroes, philosophers and statesmen that have figured in the world's history have been written, the "self-made!' men of the country have been run through a Hoe press several, thousand times, and the future of promising youths throughout the land has been horoscoped somewhat extensively. But who shall write up the youth of our distinguished soldiers and statesmen, and moneyed men? There are many gentlemen of celebrity in this vicinity whose juvinile experiences would pan out handsomely, but we are afraid none of them would be so frank aud -outspoken on the subject as Col. Richard Hol land, now of Harrodaburg, Kentucky, but a Cincinnatian " born and raised!" The colonel admits having been the wickenest boy in Cincinnati. He was a Lock street boy, and fond of the canal. He was also fond of ginger cake, and on one occasion abstracted the grocery pass-book from beneath the paternal roof, and obtained twelve sections of that substantial and spicy creature com fort for the benefit of his "crowd," who ate it in a neighboring board-yard, and gave three times three for the au thor of the feast. An ai tempt to alter the figures in the book failed, however, and the youthful financier received a large dose of strap oil, as a curative for his smartness. The colonel was like wise fond 'of a gun, 'and as his father had one, 'which the old gentleman prized very highly, Richard and his brother took it out on the hill to shoot" chippies" on an average three times a week, Richard taking the weapon apart and ramming the stock up the back of his coat, while his brother carried the barrel in one of his trousers' legs, so as to get it out of the house unseen. They managed the ramrod by tying a string to it and making a whip of it until they got out of sight. They had "lots of "fun" with the gun until the brother tried to shoot the ramrod out one day, when it kicked him over, and knocked both hammers to a full cock. Richard didn't see his brother for over five minutes, and (then had to carry him home. There was no more shooting of "chippies." The most important transaction of that period of the colonel's existence was the clandestine carrying away and pawning of the old gentleman's watch a venerable time-piece which had been Ijing unseen in a bureau-drawer for over five years. Richard very reason ably thought the watch was completely forgotten by that time, and that he had made a very judicious disposition of it. "But the very next Sunday, as ill-luck would have it, the old gentleman, on dressing himself to go to a dinner-party, said to his good wife, " Well, I guess I'll wer my watch to-day," and fruitless search being made for the chronometer, Richard fled the spot and Elayed " hookey" both from school and ome for the next six weeks. It has been mentioned that the colo nel was fond of the canal. So he was, and a jolly lot of trouble it used to get him into." too. He was going home from " school" one day with his shoes A writer gives the following anecdote of Voltaire : When he bought of the President de Brasses the chateau in which he lived, it was found that in tbe measurement of the land there was comprised a strip belonging to a farmer named John Jramssot, who went to Vol taire to claim his property. - The latter would have listened favorably to his demand if he had not been warned that. right or wrong, many farmers surround ing his new purchase were prepared to bring a similar request. Desiring to cut short what he believed to be a pre tence, Voltaire rejected the claim, and was arraigned at the tribunal of Gex. wnere, defended by a lawyer doubtless better than his cause, he nonsuited the the plaintiff, and was pronounced the owner of the disputed land. But .FamsBOt determined to appeal from an unjust sentence. As he wanted money for this purpose he conceived the plan ta apply to him against whom he was conducting the suit : and accord ingly went to' Voltaire's residence, and asked an interview, which was accorded, "Ah, is it you, Pamssot? What brings you here ? " "My confidence in your uprightness ; for I come to beg you to lend me money enough to prosecute my appeal to the court or Ujjon from the sentence pro nounced at Gex. "What, do you think that I shall consent to furnish you with arms to fight me, with rods to chastise me? ' "Yes, Monsieur Voltaire, a great man like you, whose works are full of generous sentiments, will understand my confidence in him in this case." "But, Pamssot, you are attacking my property." JNo, sir, l am reclaiming .my own. You doubtless prefer justice to a small bit of land which adds nothing to your fortune, but which lessens my property very much. " Voltaire, surprised at a confidence which honored him. as well as at the firm language of the farmer, acceded to his request, and lent him three hundred francs. The case earned to the tnbn nal of Dijen was lost by Voltaire, who was obliged to grant to Pamssot the land claimed. When the latter came to return the sum borrowed, Voltaire said to him, " Keep it, it will serve to pay the expenses of the first trial at Gex, which you unjustly lost." German Musical Invasion of France. Sutherland - Edwards, in his recent book on " The Germans in France, tells the following pleasant anecdote of the armed propagation of the Wagner idea : "The morning after my arrival in Rouen, I was awakened by the sound of such music as under ordinary circum stances would never have been heard in France. A selection from 'Lohengrin' was being played by the band of an East Prussian regiment just in front of the ho'el. Here, then, was conquest symbolized in music Nothing but a successful invasion could have brought Richard Wagner to the native city of Boildieu; beneath whose statue the un familial sounds were, at that moment, being produced. The sarcasm, however, met with very little notice from the in habitants. Street-boys, whose curiority and love of novelty are stronger every where than their patriotism, held the music-sheets for their enemies; but the adult passer-by paid no more attention to the doubtful strains than djd the or chestra dog that had dragged the big drum after him, from somewhere nsr Konigsburg, to the capitol of Nor mandy, and who now, likeadogthatjhad seen the world, lay down on the pave ment, and calmly slept without once disturbing the general effect of the music by tbe unexpected rinforzando of a snore. It was freezing hard, and the brass instruments, pinched by the cold, were terribly hoarse. What, how ever, was the frost to East Prussians? one of whom, when a shivering French man complained that the thermometer marked ten degrees below freezing- point, is said to have replied : 'Ten de- grees? Why. in East Prussia, at ten degrees, it thaws.' " Russian Railways. It appears from a statement in Rus sian papers that the Russian railway sys tem covered, at New Year last, a total length of 15,842 versts, of which 5,262 versts were state-owned lines ; 651 versts are in Finland. The figures re fer only to lines already fully com pleted and worked ; 1,740 versts more are in progress of construction, and 2,343 versts are projected. Of the fifty railway companies existing in the em pire, only ten have constructed their lines altogether without government as sistance ; the remaining forty are guar anteed twenty to their full amount of their capital, the other twenty only to a partial extent. The entire sum annually guaranteed by the state in the shape of inte restand repayment of capital amounts to 51,177,627 roubles. In 1873. 14,592, 172 roubles, being 78.52 per cent, of the sum total, were actually pjid out of the exchequer. The charters granted to railway companies are for the most part terminable after between eeventy five and eighty-five years. Some small companies have charters only for thirty seven years. . More Facts About Chinch Bugs. An extensive stock dealer informs the St. Louis Rural World that in his re cent travels he has seen much of the ravages of the chinch bug, and that the following is the best way to destroy them : When they first appear, as they usually do, on the side of the corn field, and before they have entered it, cut five or six rows of the corn and clear the ground ; then plow a strip of land eight or ten feet wide, leaving a deep dead furrow, and the trap is complete. When the bugs approach the field, they will pass in under the corn placed across the dead furrow, and preferring the j shade and moisture, remain there until the stalks become perfectly dry, when they can be put through a process of j cremation that will prove effectual in destroying them. Should they first ap pear in the middle of a field of corn (as it not unfrequently happens they do), they can be surrounded on the forego ing plan and destroyed in the same way. England and Scotland are said to contain six hundred thousand habitual drunkards, including both sexes. I An Interesting XHacorverjr In Bibliea.1 History. " Biblical students will be interested to learn the striking results of investiga tions made by Henry Brngsch-Bey on tne subject oi the .ttxodus. This gen tlemen is vice-president of the free sohool at Cairo, and is one of the most learned and careful Egyptologists. He has spent a long time in studying an cient records and in examining the country, in order to test the bible ac count. According to the record given by Moses, the leader, having obtained permission from the Pharoah to take the children of Israel into the desert to offer sacrifice to the Almighty, con ducted them out of Raatnses, and thence by several short journeys to the sea. The effort of Brugsch-Bay Las been to find the city of Raamses, to trace the journey and to discover a point where the passage could have been made with out supposing an absolute miracle. Ia the museum of Liege a letter was found in which the writer reports that he has obeyed an order to distribute grain to the "Hebrews employed upon the stone for the great fortress of the city of Raamses." Other documents show that the city was built by Raam ses IL A poet has written an enthusi astic eulogy upon the city, and on the reverse of this writing is an account ren dered by the masons appointed to see that the Eprions (Hebrews) make every day, under the supervision of brutal soldiery, the number of bricks required of them. Raamses is now certainly re cognized in the gigantic ruins of the an cient Tanis, called Zan by the Egyp tians, and Zoan by the Hebrews. This explains, by the way, two verses in the 78th Psalm: "Marvelous things did he in the Bight of their fathers, in the land of Egypt, in the held of Zoan. "He divided the sea, and caused them to pass through : and he made the waters stand as an heap." The city of Raamses, then, was sit uated upon the Tanitio branch of the Nile, then a very large stream, and was the key to the passage between Egypt and ' Asia, it was near the fortress of Migdol, where the Israelites made halt, and not far from another district, of which the capital, Pithone, was one of the "treasure cities." built by the Hebrews, according to the book of Ex odus. These several districts, as also Goshen, which the Pharoah of the time gave to Jacob, were inhabited, not by the Egyptians, but by the Khalons. a mixed race, which ruled over the Phe nicians and the Bedouins of Arabia, and which even now occupies the borders ol Lake Menzaleh. The journey of the Hebrews from Raamses to Migdol is exactly that followed, according to a papyrus in the British museum, by a man charged with the duty of pursuing and recovering two slaves who . had es caped from the service of a great lord of Egyptians. These slaves also tried to reach the desert, fleeing Irom Raamses to Suo- coth, thence to Khatom (the Etham of the Scriptures), and to Migdol. If Moses took this route and did enter at once into the land of the Philistines, it was because Raamses IL had with that people a treaty, the text of which, en graven upon monument, yet exists at Thebes. By this treaty, Raamses and the Prince of the Khetiens, the most powerful of the rulers in the land of Canaan, mutually bound themselves to return all persons . escaping from the service of the other into their own ter ritory. In consequence of his know ledge of this treaty, Moses led the peo ple of Israel more to the north, and crossed not the Red sea, but, at the lower coasts of the Mediterranean, the lake anciently called Sirbonis. The high tide which overtook the troops of Pharoah Meneptah, son of Pharoah, Raamses 1JL, in whose reign the exodus took place, is a common oc currence in these parts, aota enraoo aid Diodorus Siculus cite facts which go to show that in the regions called the gulfs, sudden swellings of the water are observed, and at such a time King Artaxerxes. who wss leading an expedition against Egypt, lost his whole army by drowning. The ' ac count of the journey of the Hebrews nnder Moses, is entirely consistent with these facts and this theory. They followed the wilderness of Shuy, which is situated between the Mediterranean and the Gulf of Suez. The bitter waters of Marah are the brackish wa ters ot the Suez lakes. Elim, where they made a halt, is to-day called E'in Musa. And it was only after they had crossed the isthf,us that they turned and came to the pidernes of Sinau By a com parisonf f the Bible with ancient docu ments f Id geographical facts, Brugsch Bey hai jbeen enabled to offer a reason able, sf jpple and positive explanation of an event; which uioncai commentators have foB more than eighteen centu ries badly , comprehended and wrongly interpreted. He does not reject the the ory of Divine intervention for the re lief of the children of Israel, but he does show where and how a certain na tural phenomenon might have come to their relief, especially if Moses had happened to know the curious freak of nature at the point where he crossed. walls of the bedroom were armor-clad. By an ingenious mechanism and to ach ing a button a panel in the wall was re moved and entrance gained.' The strong box nearly killed the workmen who en deavored to opm it, for it sent off a mi trailleuse-like discharge. The Dake de Treviso has bought the house, and has stipulated that all the treasure dis covered in it shall belong to him. Superficial Criticism. The Saturday Review has a sharp ar ticle on a certain superficial type of crit icism that has become the stock-in-trade of a class of modern young men more especially those who fondly believe themselves to Lave a strong Bathetic sense, and to be capable of art-judgment of asort unknown to their fathers. ThHs it says : "The most irritating section of the intellectual school consists, perhaps. of those-who are judges of pictures, and taking tho technical terms of painting and music, with neither of which arts probably they have more than a super ficial acquaintance, mix them together into a new and borrib'e i argon. Follow ing the unpleasant fashion set them, it must be allowed, by some to whout they may rightly look up, they describe pio tures as symphonies in green, harmonies in white, and notturnos in all sorts of colors. ; Their delight in this new meth od of expression leads them to carry it further, it may be hoped, than its orig inators intended. They will beg you to admire the tremulous tones of an at mosphere, the swell of a foreground, or the diapason of scarlet in a sunset. They discourse learnedly of ascending and descending scales of color, of melo dious passages running through the middle distance, of the phrasing of a picture, and of the key in whioh it is set. When they wish to praise a painter, they say that be has a fine eye for har mony. It has not yet, we believe, come to pass that those who more particularly affect musical knowledge speak of a com poser's possessing a fine ear for color, It would be no more ridiculous, how ever, to hear of the middle distance and morbideza of a quartet than of those things whioh we have mentioned above, and of others like them. The extraor dinary fluency and extraordinary unin telligiblity of these philosophers' dis quisitions remind one of the nonsense rhyme concerning the old man who walked by the Trent, and talked to himself as he went ; but so loud and so much, and moreover in Dutch, that no one could tell what he meant.' After listening to them for some time one is inclined to doubt whether the universal spread of art, or rather of a superficial acquaintance with art, is an unmixed blessing. They are so well contented with themselves, so thorougly convinced that the words which they speak are the worda of wisdom, that there seems no hope of their ever straying .from the paths which they have made peculiarly their own. 'Shop' of all kinds is apt to be tiresome even when talked by those who are well versed in their subject ; when talked by those who are not so well versed, its weariness assumes gi gantic proportions. It is an old and true saying that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Certainly a little knowledge in the matter of art is a dan gerous thing ' for the friends and ac quaintances of those who possess it." CHINA AND JAPAN. The Island at Fermoea a Bob of Con. teation. The eastern seas are still infested with nests of freebooters, who, nnder the designation of wreckers, prey upon the defenseless mariner whom an ill fortune has oast upon their shores. Out of outrages of this sort grew the necessity under which we found our selves a year or two ago of chastising the piratical Coreans. The result of the expedition is too fresh in the memo; ry of our readers to require repetition! Atrocities of a similar character prompt ed tho authorities of Japan to fit out an expedition for the chastisement of the bncaneering inhabitants of the island of Formosa, the accounts of which from time to time reached us by telegraph. The island or Formosa is about two hundred and fifty miles long and eighty broad, containing an area of 14,000 square miles and a population of 2,000,- 000 to 8,000,000. It lies not far from the south-eastern coast of China, almost parallel with the Chinese provinco of Fokien, under whose jurisdiction it is claimed by China, The island abounds in tropical fruits. Some Chinese have been settled on the coast for ages and are thrifty and peaceable. Tbe origin of the Japanese expedition and the com plications with China likely to grow out of it is as follows : Some time since fifty Japanese sailors, shipwrecked on the coast of Formosa, were murdered by the natives. The government of span sent to Ubina to demand redress. The reply was that China had no control over that part of the island, and that any demands of the Japanese in that quarter must be made direct. , The Japanese accordingly prepared to exact compensation and redress from the guilty principals. The Saga revolt at home prevented the sailing of the expe dition at the time appointed, but as soon as that was crushed preparations were made for carryingoat the intentions of the government. Here a new difficul ty arose. Foreign ministers, not satis fied with the statement that the Chinese had repudiated control ovr the Formo sans, were afraid that the expedition might produce complications between China and Japan, and demanded the authority upon which Japan proposed to act. The British and American min isters both issued proclamations forbid ding the subjects of their reioctive covernments to take part in the expe dition. This at once deprived the Japa nese of the services of Gen. Legendre, formerly United States consul at Amoy and well known in Formosa, and Lieut. A schoolboy defines i, ' flow, fled when yon pat your on it." "Oh I ma. There's n su gel with, wings," " Phaw I that's only a Lou isville girl with her ears spread. A Minnesotian grinds tip fT' hoppers and makes a highly intoxicat ing liquid which is called "hop up. These lines are by a realiatio 8gi naw (Michigan) poet : ' Won'at Uia red Iujun here took tueir d lighM Fish't, fit and bled. Now moat of the inhabitauta i white, With nary red." v x i AtZONABD W. JEROME, Ol new aura, has sold a promising daughter to an English nobleman that is to say, he has paid a half million dollars to get her into a titled family. Mr. Jerome is probably a snob. If any carriage upsets or injures another carriage in the streets of St. Petersburg, or if any passenger is knocked down, the horses of the offend ing vehiolo are seize4 and confiscated to the use of the fire brigade. An Iowa puper reports the follow ing as the form of marriage in a town in that state : " Join your ripht hands. Do you want one another?" (They You're man and both answer, " Yes. have one another. wife." s A lady wlo bad been teaching Lsr little four-year-old the elements of arithmetic was astounded at his running in and p.opounding the following prob lem : " Mamma, if yon bad three but terflios and each butterfly had a bug in its ear, how many butterflies would you have ?" Remember that appearances are often deceiving. Many a pale, thin young lady will eat more corned leef than a carpenter. Boenuso you find her playing the piano in the parlor it is no sign that her mother is not at the corner grocery running in debt for a peck of potatoes. A well known brother of the press remarks, in a recent issue : "It Is not our fault that we are red-headed and small, and the next time one of those overgrown rural roosters in a ball room reaches down for our bead, and suggests that some one has lost a rose bud out of his button hole, there will be trouble." A Walker street (Atlanta, Oa.) man has a goat for sale. While he w..s at dinner reoently, the goat chewed up his new panama hat, a box of cigars, and his wife's new bonnet, snd several fruit cans that were out airing, pre paratory for duty. The goat is an ex pensive luxury, and will be sold cheap on long credit A writer in Les Mondes ssys that he is enabled to materially reduce the number of insects which prey upon the flowers and fruits of his garden, by covering the inside of an old tub with liquid tar and at twilight putting a lighted lantern within, leaving the whole out overnight. The bugs, at tracted by the light, are canght and held fast by the tar. -A ten-year-old Socrates lately stat ed the situation as follows, at a Detroit police station : " Oh, it's the old folks eus. ;. ... , i:n., ti, Carrol, an excellent naval officer. The 3 XI talked to 'em and Superannuated Dawdlers. A Saratoga eorrespondeut writes " The old beaux at Saratoga are very numerous at present. They come here and dangle parasols and fans in return for invitations to parties and Germans during the winter. This is easier than calling now and then, which gets to be a terrible bore with the old beaux, who like their cigar and newspaper and home comforts of an evening, and are not to be coaxed out unless there is a swell affair with a wine supper to repay them, So here they are dangling fans and doing penance, and next winter they will be invited again, because they were 'so attentive at Saratoga. The old beaux are growing a bit heavy in figure, and show a few crow's feet, but on the whole get themselves, up well, and, as they are acknowledged ' society men, the young ladies are satisfied to have them at their heels. " The old girls who are hawked about from one watering-place to another are also well represented this season. These 'young' ladies are expert in casting die-a-way glances, hanging their hands fin-fashion, and in all the gushing tricks of maiden-hood. They are striving to make the most of themselves with a deadly effort, and are really very stylish in their fine toilets, with escalloped foreheads, hair parted on one side, and bonnets pinned on captivatingly. This old stock have been waiting in the market for rich husbands, and could now be bought cheap." ; A Bntton-ical Residence. The Paris residence of the late Duke of Brunswick, now in the course of de molition, in the Avenue Friedland, was a most extraordinary house, as all dis covered who attempted to enter it, for, like a coat or waistcoat, it had to be nnbuttoned in order to get in. At the front gate was a metal button, and a visitor would have to press this. It in stantly set a number of bells ringing in violent commotion. Admitted into the garden, yon still found yourself exclud ed from the house. Another button had to be touched, and that done yon found yourself in an unfurnished hall. There was no staircase communicating with the npper rooms where the duke slept More buttons had to be pressed, and at last you found yourself sitting in an arm-chair, and raised by hydrau lic lift apparently to the living-rooms which the duke used to occupy. The Tempering Justice with Sympathy. "This 'ere case is a sad one," re marked Bijah. as he brought out Catha rine Judy, a woman of fifty. It was disturbing the peace. The of ficer says he won't swesr that he smelled whisky, but he is willing to deed his house and lot to any one if he can't say that the echoes of her gentle voice reached him as he was leaning on a hitching-post, five blocks away. She was mad, ugly and stubborn, and she made awful threats against his li e. She had, however, partly compensated for them by weeping all night long, and by of t-rept ated promises that her fu ture life should be as full of sobriety as a sunflower is full of seeds. " I hope so. Catharine I hope so, replied his honor, as she made the same promise to him. " You are aged nnd gray, Mrs. Judy. You are rapidly traveling toward that last receptacle of the human form, aud it won't be long before the sod closes over yon forever." " I believe that same," she answer-.'d, trying to shed a tear. " I believe you want to be good." he continued. "I believe bo because yoil have said so fifteen or twenty times at this bar. You have promised and prom ised and promised, and coaxed and beg ged, and "my heart has every time been touched." " That's nice," she said, smiling lov ingly at Bijah. "1 want to let yon off this morning,' he went on. " I am certain that you would never get drunk again, and that I should never behold you at this bar as a prisoner. But I can't do it The people of the great state of Michigan are at my back ; they demand that you be sent up for two months, it s an aw ful thing to see a woman fifty years old going to the house of correction, but can't help it ; I am only a middleman, and I must obey the law. "Couldn't make it half an hour?" she anxiously asked. " Couldn't do less than sixty days," he answered, and she went back and sat down on the stove hearth, and said that she would be dead ere the rosy hues of sunset had commenced to gild the wes tern skies. Detroit Free Pre&. Occupation. What a glorious thing is occupation for the human heart ! Those who work hard seldom yield to fancied or real sor row. When grief sits down, folds hands and mournfully feeds upon its own tears, weaving the dim shadows that a little exertion might sweep away, into a funeral pall, the strong spirit is shorn of its might, and sorrow becomes our master. When troubles now upon you dark and heavy, toil not with the waves, wrestle not with the torrent; rather seek, by occupation, to divert the dark waters that threaten to overwhelm yon, into a thousand channels which the du ties of life always present Before yon dream of it, those waters will fertilize the present, and give birth to fresh flowers that will become pure and holy in the sunshine which penetrates to the path of duty in spite of every obstacle. Grief, after all, is but a selfish feeling, and most selfish is the man who yields himself to the indulgence of any pas sion which brings joy to his fellow-men. The Timber Supply. David Risley, a southern authority, writing to the Georgetown (S. C.) Times, in regard to the timber supply, says that while the supply of yellow pine in Virginia is small, and while North Carolina cannot furnish 50,000,- 000 feet. South Carolina possesses 2,500,000.000 feet of good merchantable yellow pine, squaring ten inches , up wards, clear of sap, and 700,000 acres covered with oak, ash, cypress and sim ilar woods. Georgia is credited with 3,500,000,000 feet, notwithstanding the great amounts exported ; and Florida with 3,000,000,000, to which Alabama and Mississippi add 2,500,000,000. Al though the supply Bear water courses has been thinned out, new forests have been made accessible by rail road, and the price has diminished from $15- per M daring the war, towards the $24 to $2$ it commanded previously. He be lieves that there is enough to supply the world's demand for years to come. One of the Swiss cantons, it is said, compels every newly-married couple to plant six trees immediately, alter tne eremony, ana two- on ine oirtn oi ev- ry child. prohibition further deprived the Japa nese of two foreign steamers, the York shire and New York, which had been chartered to carry troops. Notwith standing these drawbacks Okuma, the minister of finance, and Gen. Saiga got the expedition under way, and landed 1.200 troops on the island in the latter part of May, covered by a corvette and a gunboat Gen. Saiga, on anchoring his vessel at Sbahlian, found himself shortly visited by a Chinese corvette and gunboat with guns out and men at quarters. Expecting an attack, he placed himself in the best position of defense, but the mandarin confined him self to soliciting an interview, which was accorded by the Japanese comman der. The mandarin asserted Chinese ownership and sovereignty. Stiga re ferred him to the negotiations between his own government and Pekin. The interview concluded by the mandarin issuing a proclamation enjoining the Chinese settlers on the island to render every aid to the Japanese. The Chinese fleet then weighed anchor and sailed. Several skirmishes occurred with the natives, in which they were uniformly beaten, and nearly all tho tribes, except the Bootangs, submitted. ; These are the miscreants who committed the out rages. The rest of the tribes rendered the invaders all the aid they could in putting down the plunderers. Latest advices show that the expedition has been entirely successful, and that a Japanese embassy ias been sent from Tokeo to Pekin to satisfy the Chinese government But the news from China is by no means of bo pacific a character. The Shanghai arsenals ring with prepa rations for war. Unusual activity pre vails also at Kan Chang and Macao. For the past three months general work has been suspended and all efforts concentrated on the production of shot and shell for heavy rifled cannon re oently received from Europe. China has played fast and loose during the nego tiations, disclaiming possession in order to avoid responsibility, and then assert ing it to make ground for reclamation. Should hostilities result, we can not fail te be injured in onr commerce, and may possibly become entangled in com plications which we would wish to avoid. The Japanese approved themselves soldiers ot an excellent type cool, steady and daring and will give the Chinese a bard fight if war is declared. Ixru. Cour.-Journal. A Versailles Fete. The Paris correspondent of the Phil adelphia Press describes a recent fete de nuit at Versailles as follows : "The display of fireworks began shortly after dark, with showers of many colored rockets and a display t f serpents of fire, which coiled and hissed and darted to and fro in a truly lifelike manner on the surface of the basin of the great foun tain of Neptune. The groves were illu minated with colored lamps, and blue. red. and green lights were burned at intervals amid the trees with exquisite effect. The grandea eaux themselves were, however, the most beautiful part of tbe spectacle. The fountains com menced playing early in the evening, and the Neptune fountain was illumina ted with a new and vivid light, ohang ing its color at intervals, so that the great jet cTeau seemed alternately formed of ruby, emerald, or sapphire p reasoned with em. but they keen right on. It s getting dreary up there, and I guess you'd let ter bring 'em both in and givo 'cm three montlin each," Grave city pastor to his fond wife "My dear, Mrs. Wilson must be ex periencing a chango of heart She looked so serious during my last ser mon." Fond wife "Buo, yon goose, why couldn't you see that her new Hun day bat has one artificial flower less than Mrs. Brown's, who sits in the next pew?" The pastor collapses and takes refage in an arm-chair. A brother of the Ashantee King Koffoe named Aguasi Boachi, who was taken from CoomsHsio by some Dutch men at the age of nine, brought up in Amsterdam, and afterward sent to the School of Mines at Frestwrg. is now a director of mines in the Dutch colony of Batavia. He speaks three or fonr European languages, is intelligent and fond of study, and generally respected, A commission appointed by tho French minister of public works, hav ing reported favorably upon the great scheme for connecting England snd France by a sub-marine tunnel, French coal owners to the north of France are beginning to discuss the probable effect of the work upon their trade, and are afraid that the tunnel would greatly in crease the deliveries of Enulish coal up on the northern French markets. ,, A hater of tobacco asked an old ne gro woman, the fumes of whose pine were annoying to him, if she thought she was a Christian. " Yes, brudder, I snoot I is." "Do you believe in the Bible ?" " Yes, bruddttr." " Do yon know that there is a pussage in the Scriptures that declares that nothing nnclcan shall inherit the kingdom of Heaven?" "Yes, I've heard of it" "Well, Chloe, yon smoke, and yon cannot enter tho kingdom of Heaven, because there is nothing so unclean as the breath of a smoker. What do yon say to that?" " Why, I spects I leave , my breff behind when I go dar." Edward V. Valentine, the Rich mond sculptor, has returned from Ver-y mont with a block of pure white mar- ble, from which he will fashion a re cumbent figure of (ien. Rolert E. Lee, to be placed on his tomb at Lexington. The figure represents Gen. Lee repos ing ia an easy position upon a conch, his head and shoulders si ightly raised above the lody, and his left arm out stretched by the side of his sword, and his right arm laid across his breast Ue wears full confederate uniform, in cluding boots acd gaurtlets, snd light drapery covers nearly the whole form. The appearance is natnral snd graceful, indicative of peaceful slumber rather than death. Thera is a deal of truth in the fol lowing bit, which we cut from an ex change : " To grow rich is not to make more money, but to spend less. If one is not sccumulating money as fast as he thinks he ought, the remedy in nine cases out of ten is not greater exertion to make money, but greate r care to save it Indeed, he who saves money systematically, putting away a part, even though it be a small part, of each week's or each day's earnings, is rich alrnailv. Tlia means exceed his neces sities, and that is wealth always." If flame. A new device in fireworks, ter- people generally would conduct their . . -.1 i . a 1 .- 1 I w T . i : .' 1 I .y wt m Inm M. minating witu a cataract ot ore, uiunnu i anairs on me inuuiiu the superb and bewitching spectacle, hioh reminded the beholder oi the fetea once held in those gardens when Versailles was the home of royalty, and Louis XIV., Mme. de Montespan, and Mme. de Main tenon, with princes, dukes, and barons by the score, held high revel in these lovely grounds. The crowd was very great bnt, as is usual at such publio diversions in France, perfect order was maintained throughout tbe evening. Marshal Mao Mahon and a large number of invited guests witnessed the display from a staging specially erected for their ao oommodation." ' A Puzzling Phenomenon. When a pieoe of territory settles away below its accustomed level the matter is very easily explained, and the case is the same when there is a sudden upheaval. Bnt in the vicinity of Sche nectady, N. Y.', a phenomenon has oc curred which gives rise to a great deal of speculative inquiry. The railroad near that place for about 100 feet has several times risen to such a degree as to render it necessary to take np the rails and Sleepers and grade the bed anew. It is supposed that a vein of quicksand runs nnder the hard pan of the surface St that poiiat, and that the water from the high grounds, saturating it, and beooming imprisoned, exerts a hydraulic power, lifting the surface. In accordance with this theory a method of deep drainage ia to be adopted at once. It. takes pra.Hice to make perfect Mr. Long, of Tnscumbia, Alabama, had to pratioe eight years before he could throw a bible across the house and knock a young Long down. inculca ted therewonld be comparatively little business snxiety, and much greater comfort and happiness in the houao hold. Japaneso Tea Cultivation. Tea culture is very simple. First the seed is deposited in hollows four or five inches deep sod eighteen inches wide, made in the ground at intervals of fonr or five feet ; then the earth is sprinkled lightly over the seed. The sowing is usually done in November or December, and after the spring rains have fallen the plants rise in a cluster from each seed-bed. Manure is occasionally ap plied to them, but aside from this they require little care except to be kept free from weeds. The first crop of leave is not yielded till three years after the planting. They are then transplanted in order to give each plant mere space for growth, and are placed in rows sii or eight inohes apart Sometimes the bushes sre kept low by pruning snd to prevent their spreading snd overgrow ing each other. After seven or ten years they sre cut down, so that the young and tender shoots below may have m chance to grow. The critical season in " tea-culture is when the leives have to be picked, the time for which, in two or three pluckings between March and August, varies in different districts and with different plants. The picking is generally done by women, children, snd old men, working in gangs of ten or twelve each, hired for the harvest nd paid according to the amount of ta picked. With hard work forty ponnils per dsy msy be gathered, which quan tity will yield ten pounds of tea hen dried. First the leaves are placed in broad sunlight ; they are then browned and roasted over a furnace.