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KYSTTBY OF THE HTJMA5 HEASX.
BT OTTS ME&UHT. Midnlaht pt t Nor aonnd of ansbt TLronRh tb ailent hoiue bat tu wind at his prmyem. I at by the dying fire and thought Of the dear, dead woman np stair. A night of tears ; for the gnety rain Had ceased, but the eavea were dripping yet ; And the moon locked forth, as though in pain, With her face all white and wet. JJobody with roe my watch to keep, bnt the friend cf my bosom, the man I lore ; And grirf has sent him fast asleep In the chamber up above, Xobody else, In the country p'ace All round, tbat knew of my loss beside, Bot the good .-young priest with the lUphael face. Who coufeBS.'d her when she died. That good young priest is of gpntle nerve. And my grief had moved him beyond control ; 1 .r his li. s grew white, as I could observe, W hen he speeded her parting soul. I fat by the dreary hearth alone ; I thought of the dreary days of yore ; "'d- " rbe of my life is gone ; The woman I love is no more. On her cold, dead bosom my portrait lies, hich next to her heart she nsed to wear, llanntiug it o'er with her tender eyea When my dear face was nt there. " It Is set all around with rubies red, And jK-ar!s whk-h a I'eri might have kept ; I-r each ruby there my heart bath bled For each luirl my eyes have wept." And I said, " The thing is precious to me; They wiil bury her soon in the church-yard clay; It lies on hr hearf, aud lost mut be If i d ) not take it ay." I liijhted my lamp ai the dying name, Aud crept up the Hairs that cracked for fright ; Tiil into the chamber of death I came, Where ehe lay in all her white. As I stretched my baud I held my breath ; I turned a I drew the curtain apart ; 1 dared not liKk on the face of death, I knew where to nnd her heart. I thought, at first, as my touch fell there. It had warmed that heart to life with love ; For the t'liiig I touched was warm, I swear, And I could feel it move. Tuas the hand of a man, that was moving slow O'er the heart of the dead from the other side ; And at once the sweat broke over my brow ' Who is robbing the corjwe?" I cried. O,iosite me, by the tapoi ' light, Tllfi Xt "L Mf- my bosom, the man I loved, Stood our the corpse, and all as white And nuther of iu moved. What do yon here, my friend The man I.-xiked firi-t at nie and then at the dead. " There i a portrait h-re." he began; " There if. It is miue:" I fa:d. Said the friend of my lxw-.ro, "Yours, no doubt, T.ie portrait wa, till a month ago, When tl.U BurlVrirg aug-l took that out AKd i laced aims here, I know. This woman, i-he loved me well,' sa:d I, ' A mouti ago," paid my friend to me. ' And iu your ibroat." I groaned, "yon lie !" He aubwered : Iet ns see.' " Enough ?" I returned ; "let the dead decide ; Aud, whoever the portrait prove, He Fha'l it Ik when the caue is tried Where IVath i.n arraigned by LovC We found the portrait there, in its place ; e op ned it in the taiier'a shine; The gi njs were all u. changed ; the face Ws niitUer bis cor mine. " (me rail drives out another, at least f The face of the jwrtrait there," I cried, " I Mir friend's the Riphaol-faced young priebt, Who confessed her when sh died." THE MOSS-GATHERER OF MON TEREY. Twenty years ago, Monterey, tbat quaint, dreamy town of the past, which lias nover caught the feverish inspira tion of the present, was little different from the Monterey of to-day. The wars of the outside world, the king-makings, and revolutions, and discoveries, and inventions, had no power to send a sin gle thrill of interest or excitement through the veins of her somnolent Spanish iopnlation. So long as the roses bloomed, aud the winter rains ma le the hills preen for the immense herds of cattle which then tenanted the Salinas plains now a great harvest Geld so long did tho people of Monterey, pro it 1 of their long stretch of sea-beacb, their roses, and the dark beauty of their daughters, take the pleasant afternoon siesta, and dance to the music of the Rtittar at etiruival time. Twenty years ago, Es to-dtiy, the cattle roamed through the quiet streets, and the same loving hands that planted feeble rose-cuttings, now, with less of the dimpled molding of yore, cull with the same delicate care th- buds from the mature tree". On a glorious May dawn in 185-, as the pun crept over th? pines that senti nel tho hills in ti e rear of the town, a young girl stood on the beach watching the r ceding tide. As tho sunlight sil vered the lot g reach of vands and glis tened on the wet rocks, it touched with loving splendor a face of singular leau tv, wit h features as clear cut as a cameo. Juanilla was tho daughter of an old w haler who for many years bad followed leviathan in tho lagoons of southern California, but an Resident caused by the staving-in of a boat made him a cripple, and, except his little adobe homestead and the labor of Jnanilla, he had nothing in his old age to derend on. Sho was a moss-gatherer, who made pretty pictnre-frames of shells and sea weed and sold them to the crews of naval nnd merchant vesselp. An early riser was Jnanilla. The dawn saw her on the beach whr u the tide suited her occupation, and the porch of the adebe cottage was a wilderness of crimson, whUe, and yellow roses. Her beauty was not of that sleepy, indolent sort, so characteristic of the Spanish women It had more of tho animated graoe and litho Minplo vigor of the fishermen's danHiters of th British islands. " Mad re dr. Dion .'" said Bhe, softly, as f-he sprung from the top of a treach erous granite ioek to the sands, "bow thtss strangers aro carrying off my si f Us ! This beach is beiDg ruined by tLose er pie. I shall soon be without nii.te ial fcr a single pictnre-frame." Now Juauilla's labors, though Monte rey wa-j still slumbering, were not un oberved. A young man stood on the bluff above the beach, looking down in intenseat admiration at the barefooted beauty bslow. He wore the loose gray clothes of a tourist, and, from the sea glasses that hung by his side, was evi dently out early to observe the sunrise. (.'lainVring down the rocks with a sure fo;N 1 eao that indicated the exoeri- need mountaineer, the stranger drew near her, and watched, with an amused expression on his handsome Saxon feat tires, Juanilla'a contest with an envious wavelet for th-; possession of a rare bit of dips', " Bravo !" he cried, a?, return ing from a successful rnshinto the spray, sae carried off her prize. The moss-gatherer turned quickly, nnd blushed in the most charming man rer imaginable as she hastily arranged th- short petticoat which clang limp sn 1 lovingly to her pretty ankles. The stranger took off his hat and apologized for his presence. " Ah, senor," said the moss-gatherer, "are you, too, looking for shells on my beach? Well, jo ph.dl have some, as you aro out so early. Gome, and I will fihow you where tho tide has thrown them np." And quite recovered from her first embarrassment, she beckoned bitu to follow her over the rocks. John Thrope, fresh from tho London drawing-rooms, and in search of a health br.-ken down by the dissipations of a I.-tndon hio, mentally decided that tbis v-as the most delightful adventnro he had mot with picco he had shook the dnut of Iirnid etr.'t-t from his feet. He followed her, aud when after an hour's scramble with this daughter of the coast he returned, wet and weary, to the hotel, ho made tin entry in his diary that his morning's lesson in eonchology was more interesting than any he had ever beard irom the lips of his Oxford professor. And Juanilla averred to her self it was a pity thh young English man, who said such odd things in such a niee way, fhould have such pale checks, and get so tired from the exer cise that only refreshed her from the labors of tho day. That afternoon, as Ler deft fingers wove the mosses into t.istefid patterns, her father's voice sum mon od Ler to tho veranda. "There is a stranger here, Juanilla, wh 'would like to see our pictnre-fraui- s. Quick, my daughter, and show th gentleman what we have for sale." Mr John Thorpe bought almost tho entire ftock, and then asked permission to viwit the garden. " This is my pet," said Jnanilla, gen tly lifting the blossom of a tiny moss r.se bush, " but it is very sickly, senor, and I fear this will be its last winter. Come, you shall have a bnd, as you bought my pictnre-frames. Poor thing t the northerly winds will kill it." The sands had, after this morning, a grand attraction for Thrope. He had never mot a nature so fresh and brim ming with vitality as this poor whaler's daughter. Tho sa, and the woods, and llio 'lowers had beca her instructors, um frora tJieuo she had caught as un r By EORSLEY BBOS.' & tutored poetry which found vent in odd ideas and sympathies. A shell was to her a beanty; a fragment of moss, messenger from the deep-sea forests, where unknown sea-flowers bloom and die forever remote from human eyes, lie was astonished at himself. Women bored Him, had always bored him ; but here was this water-nymph, who had never read a book in her life for the alphabet was to her an unexplored mys- wno coma not, discourse of noli- tics, the poets, or the magazines, work ing ner way into nis indolent nature, and quickening him to exchange t hono-ht for thought, until he felt the poverty of his book-cultnre as compared with an intelligence framed and polished by Mother Nature herself. Her mind was a white page, free from the very shadow oi woraiy grossness. One eve ang. as Thorpe sat on the porch, listening to the whaler's recitals of his exciting lagoon adventures and watching Juanilla's weaving fingers, a opamara mtea tne garden-gate latch, ana was greeted warmly by the whaler, " We have heard 'rom Pancho," said the new-comer. " He has done well in the lower bays, and as soon as he can will ship up over 500 barrels." " Good !" said the whaler ; 500 bar rels! Think of that, Juanilla. That will buy you a fine wedding-gown, my aangnter. Thorpe f tar ted, stung by a thought which for the moment sent the blood in a cold current to his heart, and glanced at J uaniua with a great fear in his eyes. which, in spite of his efforts, he could naruiy conceal. She simply answered : ' I am glad that Pancho has been lucky. Poor fel low ! he has been a long time away, Thorpe arose, and, bidding them an abrupt good evening, walked rapidly to ward the sands. " Aly Ood 1 said he, aloud, " what have I been doing ? Am 1 dreaming ? This is terrible terrible, It can't be possible that I love this daughter of a wretched panper fisher man ; but by heaven I aud he struck his forehead with his clenched hand "this is jealousy, so sure as there is such a passion ; and if the intense con centration of all feeling, an absorption of one's self into another, be love, then I, silly fool that I am, love this panper curse me !" For an hour he paced np and down the cliff overlooking the sands where he had first met his siren, and reflected bitterly on all the folly of his unfortunate attachment. Marry her he could not. IN ay, even if he decided to marry her, he did not believe she loved him, and he knew, or thought he knew, enough of her character to feel assured that his wealth and position would not influence her one dot. But who was this Pancho? no doubt her betrothed, yet she had never mentioned his name. Still, her idiotic old father spoke of a wedding-gown. Yes, Pancho may the devil drown him ! had gone whaling to defray themarriage expenses. But what did all this concern him this episode in the life of a poor fisherman's daughter ? He felt it concerned him too much ; and, full of anger, love, and perplexity, Thorpe sought his lodging. Long before dawn next morning he was on the sands, awaiting impatiently the arrival of Juanilla. And when at last she Btood on the cliff from which he had seen her first, the quick heart-beat and the joy that flashed him were addi tional alarming convictions of the inten sity of his passion. He could not, for the life of him, mention the incident of the previous evening until they had walked some distance along the beach. Jnanilla stood barefooted at the edge of tho tide, now turning round with a merry laugh when the incoming wave splashed up to her knees, and again shouting with delight when a more than usually rare moss was thrown up. Thorpe sat on a rock, and watched her moodily. "Juanilla, come her for a moment.' " O, senor, here is a beauty, the pret tiest bit I have ciught in a week. Bnt why do vou look so grave this morn ing?" and she took a seat beside him. Thorpe took her hand in his own, and looked down into his brown eyes. The clasp of those tiny fingers thrilled him. She seemed to recognize the passion in his gaze, for she turnad to the bay where the fisherman s skiffs were lying at an chor. "Juanilla, when is your wedding- gown to be ready? She turned to him a white, startled face, trembled, and the great tears dim med her eyes, but she was silent. And then all Thorpe's self-possession forsook him. He took her iu bis arms and pres sed her to his heart. He called heaven and earth to witness, that, were she queen, he could not be prouder of her : they should be married at once by the padre, and sail with her father in the next vessel for his English home. Did she love him ? Jnanilla leaned her head over his hand and kissed it. "Senor," she said, sim ply, " I love you ; bnt we were betroth ed from onr cradle. It was his mother's dying wish that we should be married, and my father swore it. An oath can not be broken. Good-by, and the white saints bless yon ! O, my love my love good by !" She tore herself from his arms, bounded up the rocks, and was out of sight in a moment. Thorpe walked up and downtheeands. and raved like a madman. He wept and moaned, and kissed over and over again tho hand her Jips had caressed. And then the storm was succeeded by an in tense sorrow. He walked to the woods, and laid until evening under the pines. In a week, Pancho's ship came in. It was JnanilK's wedding morning. Tho poor moss-gatherer was fearfully changed. Kind neighbors said that anxiety for her netrsthed had stolen the roses from her cheeks ; bnt the stalwart young whaler was shocked at the coldness with which his promised bride received his caresses. The wed ding procession moved to the church, l'ancho gay and happy, and Jnanilla s faco as pale as the white wedding-gown sho wore. Tho vows were exchanged. and the gray-headed priest blepsed tho married pair. And then they returned to tho whaler's cottage, the guitars were touched, and Pancho led out his lovely bride in a Spanish dance. Thev had scarcely taken a step, when a cry from the beach brought everybody to the porch. A boy was seen standing on the blnff, shouting wildly : " Down t tho boats ! the Lnglieh man is drowning ! To the boats, or he will be lost !" Before the wedding throng fully com prehended the alarm, a white figure burst from their midst. Like the wind she dashed down to the bluff, then over the rocks, now lashed by the angry waves, for the tide was high and a strong north-wester blowing. At her feet alive, yet not struggling at all with the breakers lay Thorpe, his face full of the agony of death. Juanilla sprung from the rock with a wild shriek, and her arras enoircled the drowning man. And then, before even her husband could reaoo the cliff, a mighty wave came and drew them both far out into its depths. An hour afterward, the sea gave up its dead. Tho arms of the bride etili encircled her lover, and one of his was elapsed in the rigidity of death about her neck, and upon his face was a snile as of on content. They were buried, side by side, in the eea waahed grave-yard, under the shadow of oaks in whose branches the doves at antumn-time cooed through the long gloamings, as if in sympathy with their old, old story. And the tides ebbed and flowed, and the seasons changed, and lovers laid flower offerings on the graves of the two so lovely to each other in life, and in death so undivided. Don't swear. Take a flat-iron to puhnd your stove-pipe with. J FIGUEES. ENGLISH COURTSHIP. IU Various Feature iu the Different Rank! of Society. In Scotland it is difficult for a man to diaw the line between courtship and connubial condition. That which in the Englishman is but a flirtation, would become in the Scotchman rank raatri mony. most people in Scotland are married, but they are not aware of the fact, as Monsieur Jordon did not know tbat he had been talking prose all his me ; tne distinction is drawn when they do become aware, and then the marriage is avowed. In Walea, court ' ship takes a material form among the humbler classes at least and resolves itself into what we call romping. In England, there aro different ways of do ing the same thing. When Lady Clara vere de vere is a pretendu in her own ranks of life (and she has not always trifled with the "foolish yoeman" of Mr. Tennysoi spoem),the arrangements between the pair are conducted with reference to a certain degree of eti quette, but etiquette does not rule en tirely, and the Lady Claras have the same tendencies to make the most of the situation as ladies and gentleman who are not quite her equal in rank. She is not restrained to the extent that she would be in France ; and it is hard if, in the course of walks, drives and dances, croquet, cantering, exhibition seeing, picmcmg, and ail the various incidents of town and country life, the pair do not manage to meet some seven days in the week, and give the chape rone now and then the go-by. In the lower grades of society it may be sup posed that courtship is equally delight ful, but appearances are decidedly against There is nothing approach ing restraint in the code of etiquette here. When Miss Jemima Higgs has " her yonng man," and he ia on such terms with her family as not to be tnrned out of doors, he may go to the house and take her out whenever he pleases, and no one dreams of interfer ing. Jemima is probably a presentable style of girl girls of other classes are far more so than they were, and eep6 cially dress better than they did, albeit in rather an exaecrerated style but her betrothed is decidedly rough. See him when he comes to take her out to walk in Battersea or Victoria park, or it may be to go by steamer to Greenwich. He is far from being on a par with her, either in manners or attire, especially if the latter be his holiday costume, lie is tolen ly sure, too, to have a pipe or a cigar in his mouth ; for this appendage, among certain classes of young men, seems to bo considered a necessary part of full dress. His talk is slang, and not over refined. The girl goes off gay ly with him, but one cannot help won dering at her taste, and the question in evil ably occurs Of what do they talk when alone? She has read a few nov els, and picked up a certain vocabulary of sentiment ; but ho car net have an idea on this head, and his range of sub jects must be a very narrow one very different from the world of beautiful fancits open to Lady Clara Ver9 de Vere and tho young " lord-lover" who pays his horaago to her shrine. It is not to be supposed that humble station and want of culture prevent people from loving as deeply as our aristocratic friends. The late Robert Grougb, in a poetical version of a tale from Boc caccio, writes very promiy of a pair ot lovers who sat together saying nothing, but simply " engaged in loving," which, the writer adds, "is quite an occupa tion, 1 assure you, m its way. Jemima and her " yonnsr raan" doubtless bring all their tender instincts towards the " occupation" in question, but it is sad to think she wiil express her regret at having to sit opposite to him in the 'bus on their way home, and that when his words take an affectionate form they will connect her with the description of " old gal." However, I am hero writ ing of miserable cockneys. Village courtships must bo very different affairs, or poets would not have glorified them as they have done, from the earliest period to the present time. I hnve my suspicions that rnstio lovers ar not al ways Damons and Phillises ; but they are not likely to be without a certain rural simplicity, and at least free from the slang of the town. The saddest kind of courtships must be those of couples who do not care much about one an other. It is very easy to make people believe you love them less than you do, but very difficult to make them believe that you love them more. The Open Polar Ssa. Dr. Hays, in a letter on the Austrian Polar exptdition, says : The highway to the Pole was, i believe, open to Capt. Hall, and had he lived I believe he would have reached it. I believe the same thing could have been done by my old commander. Dr. Kane, in AugUBt, 1853, and by myself in 1SC0, had either of us been blessed with steam; and I believe, as I have re peatedly asserted publioly, that the Sound can be navigated with steam power any year ; end in proof of this we may cite the fart that Capt. Hall experienced no difficulty whatever in the Polaris, which, as if it were but a pleasure voyage, steamed in six days from Upernavik to the highest point ever reached by any vessel : and even the land he sighted beyond must, I think, hav been something further north than 83 deg., which seems to have been the northern most point Capo Vienna sn by the gallant officers of the Tegetthoff. For in 1861 I traced the outline of the land, which I named Cape Union, on the west side (imper fectly traced, it is tru?, owing to the great diuiculties of the situation), to lat. 82 deg., 45 seconds, and Capt. Hall must have eeen land beyond this. Dr. Hays adds : As for myself, my going back to the scene of my old contests has been, as those interested iu Arctic exploration well know, merely a ques tion of money. That forthcoming, I shall loso no time in once more lead ing an expedition into Smith Sound. Sunset in the North. Major Batler, in his "Wild North Land," gives the following pictnre of sunset in the north land: "He who rides for months through the vast sol itudes sees during the hours of his daily travel an unbroken panorama of distance. The seasons come and go ; grass grows and flowers die ; tho fire leaps with tiger bounds along the earth; the snow lies still and quiet over hill and lake ; the rivers rise and fall ; but the rigid features of the wilderness rest unchanged. Lonely, silent and impas sive ; heedless of man, season or time, the might of the Infinite seems to brood over it, and only in the hours of day and night a moment comes when this impressive veil is drawn from its feat ures, aud the eye of the wanderer catch es a glimpse of the sunken soul of tho wilderness it is the moment which fol lows the sunset. Then a deep stillness steals ever the earth ; colors of wond rous hue riso and spread along the west ern horizon. In a deep sea of emerald and a range of fifty shades, mingled and interwoven together, rose-colored isles float, anchored to great golden threads, while far away, seemingly above and beyond all, ono broad flash of crimson light, the parting sun's last gift, reddens upwards to the zenith." A Btory is told of a San Francisco woman who was ia the habit of receiv ing frequent castigations xt the hands of her husband, and who one day read the bible story of Samson and Delilah. W hen next her consort was prone in sleep she sheared him so completely that every spear of hair disappeared from his face and head. Bousing from Lis 6l umber lite a giant refreshed, h COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, speedily comprehended the situation and reached for her. bach a caressing as she then received she never dreamed of before. She did not even have the usual grip on him. He was fined, but she declared her utter disbelief in those bible yarns A Costume to Keep Afloat. A Paris correspondent says : " An in genious philanthropist of this city has just invented a new apparatus for as sisting shipwrecked persons iu main taining themt-elves above water. The public trial of this apparatus took place a few cays ago, and proved entirely suc cessful. Two river steamboats were provided by the smiling, enthusiastic, white-headed philanthropist, and con veyed a numerous company of friends, people connected with the press, the clubs, the army and navy, and a sprink ling of members of the legislative as sembly, to the Billancourt Basin, just beyond Asineres. The new apparatus consists of a costume, called by its in ventor the 'Natator ; ' it goes from the neck to the knees, fitting close to the body, but susceptible of being worn over other clothing, if time be wanting for divesting oneself of one's ordinary apparel. From the armpits to the hips the thing is double, forming the case of an india-rubber tube that winds rouna and round the body. The upper end of this tube has a brass stopcock, through which the wearer blows in air with his lips, the process requiring only a few seconds, and the volume of air thus in troduced amply sufficing to prevent the heaviest people from sinking. If it be desired to dive, the wearer lets out th air by merely opening the stopcock, The 'Natator' will thus serve to keep the shipwrecked from sinking, and enable the heroic preservers of human life to reach those who, though kept afloat by it, are unable to swim. The wearers of the 'Natator,' some of whom wore it under their clothes, some over them while others had undressed and wore nothing else, floated about the steamers for an hour, now seeming to stand erect in the water, now lying upon it, some smoking a cigar, others reading a news paper or eating bisouits and sandwiches from a little water-proof bag attached to tho costume, laughing, talking, and apparently enioying their novel position, A shower happening to come, one of the swimmers opened and hoisted an um brella, under which he continued his watery promenade, to the great amuse ment of the spectators." The Great Salt Lake. A Salt Lake City correspondent of the Chicago Inter-Ocean says : " There seems to be a general impression among strangers that the city of Salt Lake is located on the margin of the great Salt lake, and the tourist on his arrival here ls .Burprised and disappointed to find that it 13 not. I he popular visiting place on the lake is what is called Black Rock, lying directly west twenty miles distant from this city, on the old over land mail road going towards California. It is a most interesting spot to visit, and it is very strange that out of the many who travel across the continent, desirous of seeing everything of interest, there are so few who will take the time and trouble to see this most wonderful und beautiful sheet of water. The size of the lake is about eighty miles from east to west, and about one hundred miles from north to south. It is the great reservoir for all the waters that empty into the surrounding valleys, without any known outlet, except what the gen tle rays of the summer sun draws up to the cloudy strata of the heavens. The water is exceedingly salty, more so than any body of water in the world, and its buoyancy is fully 100 per cent, more than that of the ocean. In the crudest manner the Mormons make a pail of salt from three pails of water, and the buoy ancy is very perceptible in bathing, when the ordinary swimmer finds he can float as easily and securely as walk ing on tire 'sure and hrm-set earth. Sinking is impossible. The water in the lake is gradually rising, and some estimates have put it at ten inches each year; but no means have been taken to measure it until about two months since, when a granite monument was erected at Black Rock, a short distance fro - the shore. The lake as a thing of beauty is almost unsurpassed. The water at times is of the deepest green ; at others of the purest blue ; and, vary ing from the shallow to the deep water, from the lightest to the darkest shades, and at4all times like the grand old ocean. lhe seagull and the pelican scale just overhead, riding gracefully the waves upon its smooth or rolling surface." Sherman on the Army. The Army and Navy Journal contains an article by Gen. Sherman on " The Military Lessons of the War." Al though printed separately, it is really the final chapter of a history of the war which will be publish after the author's death. Gen. McClellan wishes to remodel our army after that of Germany. Gen. Sherman, on the contrary, sees some things to shun in the German system. Thus he dislikes their large companies and their mounted captainB. He would still retain the present standard of 100 men to the company, but would place twelve companies in each infantry regi ment, an l so mako the numerical strength of a regiment in the infantry, artillery, or cavelry tho same. Three such regiments would compose a brig ade, three brigades a division, and three divisions a corps. The corps is tho mil itary unit for grand campaigns nd bat ties. An infantry corps should have attached to it a brigade of cavalry and six batteries of artillery. It would then contain an effective force of thirty thou sand men. After laying down this simple plan of organization by threes, Gen. Sherman discusses the great difficulty of the civil war, which will, he thinks, be the great difficulty herca:ter. It is the supply of soldiers. Ke rejects the bounty system as utterly bad. It would be much bet ter, he thinks, to pay men 30 or S50 a month to serve than to pay them $000 or $1,000 to consent to serve. All our expedients failed. The write says : " The German method of recruitment is simply perfect, and there is no rea son why we should not follow it sub 6tantiaily." Public opinion will scarcely indorse this sweeping statement. The German system ia simply the impress ment of every poor and illiterate man for three years, and of every educated and wealthy man for one year of active service. Both classes are afterwards liable to serve in event of war for seven years more. No such system can be forced upon Americans. Chicago Trib, Growth of London. Rev. Dr. Cnyler writes: "Say what wo may of the rapid growth of our American towns, the monster strides of the British Metropolis always over whelm me. London, now contains 3.000.000 people! It almost equals Paris, New York and Brooklyn com bined into one. You can drive fifteen miles on ono of its diameters. When, in my college days, I once went out to pay a visit to Joanna Bailie, the emi nent anthoress, who lived on Hamp stead Hill, I walked clear out of town and over open fields. I am now staying at the hospitable honse of our friend, the Rev. Newman Hall, who resides on the same Hampstead Hill, in the midst of compactly built streets." To come right down to business and give faots, Buckckin Joseph an nounces that he has killed eixty-one Iudiats with his own hand?. It may be true it could be true, The New York Fashions of the Ren naisance. First, they are mere beady than ever, and, secondly, whsi Portia said " the quality of mercy should not be strain ed," it is a pity sha had not included dress skirts. We -are actually tied up and bandaged oysnesKimpynttle skirts fashionable tnis iau. w e get on very well in a crowd, when the regulation step 11 ll . is not more man wiree mones long, but the curbstones here are, some of em, five times that. And there are omni buses whose first step eventuates iu the vicinity of a short woman s bieast pin. jnow, when one is securely settled in a skirt like a bloated pantaloon leg, and furthermore has side strings that tie that skirt tightly behind to produce the un wrinkled front so fashionable, she has a feat before her to raise a foot before her. Most ladies catch at tho door and give a double-barreled elastic skip that lands both feet on the step. There they perch and trust ia Providence and the passengers to pulj 'era in. Everything is jetted, and evea into the silent city of the dead go the beads and bugles, since the last sweet thing a man .nd here lately for his. mot" -in-law was to box her in a robe of black patin fairly crust ed with jet beads. (Very likely there was a flat-iron in each pocket, but that we didn't sea) That man had only the week before told his wife he never felt any thing like the weight of th bead embroidery she wore. To an analytical mind the chain of his meditation was very clear. Here in New York there are two dis tinct types of fashionable women : tho women who do and the women who dare. The first chop dressmakers do up the majority of our fashion-loving ladies, but there are others who get themselves up after outre fashion-plates, and tremendous is the t ffdct. The staw and felt hats are rather old-stylish in shape, but when a woman faces the turned-up front with pale bine, puts a cluster of tea roses smsck in front, a red breasted bird above that, and a long-tailed plume beyond that, then lashes this creation on the back of her head, cocked at an angle of forty-five degrees, then the deed is done. Then th modistes put nice little standing collars on dresses and slash them open at the breast to show deli cate laces and things. This fourth- proof fashionable builds a silk fence about her neck that towers heavenward, lashes her beaded belt till her breakfast, and any other affair she may chance to contain, are collapsed like defective flues. Then she hursts forth in revers and plaitings and lace ruffles across the breast till she's disproportioned as a rnf- HaA T-ii rronn "Rnt rvnA nnnlrAr rlnAa aha allow lier dress skirt; that's behind. As this woman confronts you on the street she has the appt aranoe of one struggling with numberless spirit hands to seek to detain her. .Everything, from her hat to her boots, seems clawed at and about to be torn from her by in visible forces in the rear. To be in the rampagingist fashion this fall, put on lots of cardinal red and ook wild. Mrs. Jsurnham m the &t, Louis Jiejyublican. The Working People of Paris. Some interesting details about the denizens of Paris, says the correspond ent of the London Era, are fnrnished by the indefatigable explorer, M. Max- lme .Lm oamp. it appears, men, taat even in this gay city there are no less than 816,000 working people; one-half of these are women a fact that proves that the fair sex of Paris are not lazy, The rag-picking profession has fallen off since the commune, and now num bers only 6,000. There are seven large houses whoso commerce consists entire ly in the purchase and sale of old pos tage stamps. We have also 51 dealers in false hair, and l.iotf barbers and hair dressers, who ia 1872 sold no less than 102,900 kilograms or chignons a kilo gram is eonal to two pounds. "This article of modern toilette," says the writer, " is becoming so diffioult to find that agents have been sent out to China to buy up the tails of the poor." Of flower makers there are 3,000, and ow ing to the imperial rage for violets, the number of that political emblem sold last year rose to six million. Tho em ployers or patrons fagure at ey.lHJU, and some idea o. their honorability may be gathered from the fact that there were only 1,802 bankruptcies and insolvencies last year. Among the so-called liberal professions are 1.878 learned and liter ary men ; v.i'M sculptors, painters, and actors of the latter U.U6S are Jadiep. A touching fact among the sea of figures is that, whereas the literary gentlemen ve only 800 domestics, they supp"rt by the work of their brain no less than ,128 persons, chiefly parents. Of doc tors wo have 1.726. which is about one to every thousand inhabitants. Behind this medical army some 100 somnambu ists, 561 midwives, 52H herborists, and 737 apothecaries. .Next, raris com prises 16,226 landlords and M,brz re tired tradesmen whose fortune, m the majority of cases, is the result of early perseverance, privation, and economy, M. Maxime Du Camo contends that there is not a city in the world where the people work more than in Paris, in pite of the 300.000 idlers an the boule vards, the 180 concert cafes, the 238 public balls, the 25,000 wine shops and the 7,226 billiard boards. The workmen ere are paid once a fortnight, on the Saturday. The week that follows is in variably a dnll one ia the shops, since the majority of the men pay their devo tions to " St. Luadi" until their pock ets become empty, and they are forced return to the bench to repienisn them. This is a fact which should be borne in mind by those who indulge in inviduous comparisons between the French ouvrier and the English work men. Is the South a Good Fruit Country? If the question is intended to mean a country abounding in good fruits, ve must sadly aLSwer, no. Nothing as tonishes the stranger more when travel ing in the south, or on first settling here, than the scarcity of good fruits ; and the impression produced by the cir cumstances, that the south is not a gw d country for fruit, is confirmed by our people themselves, and especially by the farmers, who, with a few exceptions, of course, will tell him that beyond seedling peaches, Chickasaw plums and scuppernong grapes, fruits don't do well here. The few who have under standing tried the experiment of rais ing other and superior fruits, however, know better. We have shown again and again in these pages and elsewhere, and demon strated it in the field, that the south is one of the best of all fruit countries, and others have done the sarae. Will not our readers all make up their minds to plant at least a few fruit trees and grape vines this fall and to take care of them after they shall have been planted? Do you, who are Patrons, bear in mind, as you should, the in junctions of the ritual of your order in reference to planting fruits and flower6? Rural. From Surprise Valley, California, comes the 6tory of an old fellow who got very jealous because his wife went to a ball with a good-looking fellow and stayed out until broad daylight. The old fellow went to a justice of the peace and told his story, winding up with : " I ant you to help me, for that ar thing has been going on about long enough." "Well," says the justice, " you can write down to Yreka and see if some of the lawyers can't get you a divoroe." " Divorce l roared the angry man, " who tho deuce watts a divorce ?" AND OCTOBER 23, 1874. The justice began to get wrathy. " If you den't want a divorce, what the deuce brought you here?" "Why, I want an injunction to stop further pro- oeeumgs. The Food of Primitive Man. In the present state of research, the earnest authentic, traces of man on earth go no further back than the age oi ice, bo caned, and the accompanying or subsequent formation of the diluvium or drift. The relics of man dating from an earner epoch, the upper miocene formation, that is, the middle of the tertiary group, which are said to have been found in France, are at least very questionable. Bat there have been pre served for us in cavern remains dating irom ine ice age, which tells us of food used bv man in those timen. Man then in. herited Central Europe in company with the reindeer, cave bear, and the mam moth. He was exclusively a hunter and nsner, as is snown by the bones of am mala found in his cave dwellings. The miocene formation, which abounded in arboreal vegetation, had disappeared aunng tne long period of the subse quent pliocene formations, the climate of Central Europe, meanwhile, having gradually become colder.- Nature sup plied no fruit for the food of man, What food he got by hunting and fish ing was precarious, and there were in tervals of famine ; for fortune does not always smile on the hunter, and the beasts of the f ot est are not always equally numerous. The too , too, was uniform. and not altogether ad anted for man, fT the flesh of wild animals lacks fat. The man of those times had not enough of tho heat producers in his food : and that he felt this want, we learn from his taste for tho marrow of bones. All the long bones of animals that are found in caved dwellings are cracked open lengthwise, in order to get out the mar row., ssow, this insufficient, uniform food has its counterpart in the low grade of culture whioh then prevailed, as evidenced by the mode of life, the weapons, and the tools. Man then lived isolated, without social organiza tion ; he dwelt in caverns, and his only protection against cold was the skins of animals ana the fire on the hearth. His tools were of "tone. unpolished, un adorned ; so rudely fashioned that only tne eye of the connoisseur can recog nize in them man s handiwork. A Tyro's Experience Eating Macaroni, A contributor to the Arcadian thus describes his experience iu eating mac aroni : l know men who have been for years under Italian tutorship in this city try ing to learn how to swallow the food of sunny Italy with ease and grace. But, alter ail their efforts, they remind you of an anaconda swallowing ins blanket. I remember my own attempt not long ago, in the company of aignors Muzio and Strakosch. The delicious vernicu- lar food came in coils one hundred feet long. I stuck my knife into it, cut off a section and swallowed it. Horror seized upon my companions. " Corpo di Bacbhi !" exclaimed Mu zio. " Placidamenti ! fizz z ! dam ! It is sacre ! sacrileege !" As for Strakosch, he was petrified with grief and indignation. "Mein Gott !" he exclaimed finally, "you muss not coot him ! I leaned back in despair, looked at the interminable food, and watched my friends dispose of it. They reeled it on their forks, put one end of the glutin ous cable in their mouths, and paid l out in their stomach without a bite. A he operation was a beautiful one. It was not so much like eating as it was like taking in a stern line ; but it was a marvol of skill. I tried it. I felt the tender serpent sliding greasily down my throat and coib'ng into my stomach in contentric rings. The sensation mad denea me. it seemed to me that i was eating a stomach pump. A horrible idea seized me. What if I should cough or choke with tne line only half plaved out part of it in ray stomach and part of it on my plate and I anchored thus? I knew that not an Italian would dare to lift a sacrilegious knife and cut me loose. Strakosch, 1 knew, would dance around me and warn everybody not to coot him. I do not hesitate to say that when I could stand it no longer I fled, paying out as I vanished, and leaving a wake of macaroni not unlike the tail of a comet. Success. To succeed is not so much to do many things well as to do nothing ill. One ridiculous failure will cast suspicion on all we claim to be able to accomplish. The very calm still waiting and watch ing, and ever refusing to display one s self at a disadvantage, is itself not the leaRt impressive of qualities. The op ponent who cannot be tempted to lunge. until by careful anrt progressive expert mpnt lift lias felt that his cronnd'is snre. that arm, sword, and volition go well together, has inspired a drea 1 by the very deliberation and method of his at tack that goes far to make it successful, Not at all that enterprise is to be con temned let us go forward ; but going, try Btep by step, cast aside every weight, ware every stumbling-blcck. It is so easy to stumble, so easy to disappear in the mud of some ditch which, not to speak of the danger, is so very ridicu lous a thing that it pays to look out. We shall fand that, even doing our best, we shall have but little to boast of in the shape of success : while care lessness or rashness is almost certain rum. To know " no sucn word as iau is to fail. Let us know it, never lose sight of it : it is a tireless foe ; it has slain its thousands men greater and prouder than we ; it is a Brutus who has stabbed many Csosars on the very throne-foot of their trmmph. lie ware the ides of March! And as we all have our' ides, though we know not when they come, let us so live as if they were always present. Overland Monthly. Who Wrote Shakespeare ? Sivs a correspondent of the Richmond Enauirer : Hamlet overheard Julius Caosar tell King Lear, on the Twelfth Night after the Tempest, that Anthony and Cleopatra had told Coriolanus that Two Gentlemen of Verona were the authors of Shakespeare's plays. Lear said : You make take it As lou Like It, but I don't believe it. for I heard Ro meo and Juliet say that their Love s LaborwasLost whenTroilus and Cresida stole the Comedy of Errors and Bold it to the Merchant of Venice. Timon of Athens and Cymbeline were parties to the theft, and after drinking Measure for Measure with the Merry Wives of Windsor, told King John all about it. Richard III. (a competent critic) 6aid Bacon could not write even a Winter's Tale, and Henry VIII. says that settles it ; so, why mako so Much Ado About Nothing. Othello was busy dealing a five-cent game of faro to the IV., V. and VI. Henrys, and the only remarks made by them were an occasional Prindle, don't turn ; hold on," and a few other forcible remarks of a cursory nature and as Richard II. was absent Taming the Shrew, I could get no farther evidence as to who wrote Shake speare. But All's Well that Ends Well. The toilettes worn by Miss Clara Morris and Miss Charlotte Thompson in "the Sphinx" are stunning. Miss Morris changes from a deep corn color ed silk worn with an elegant overdress of velvety black lace to a charming dress of pistache green silk ; and Miss Thompson wears in succession a laven-der-hued robe of French origin and an exquisite toilette of amber silk, pro fusely decorated with f prays ot erimnou roses. Right and Sperm Whales. The sperm whale ia an habitue of the deep water, seldom found on sound ings, and feeding on creatures of great size in the profoundest depths of the ocean. The right while frequents the bays and shoal waters of the coasts. It feeds on minute shrimps and mollusks which float upon the surface of the sea or at moderate depths. In the sperm whale the male is much larger than the female ; in the right whale the female attains the greatest bulk. In the sperm whale the upper jaw, case and junk form the great portion of the head, the under iaw being furnished with ivory teeth. In the right whale the lower jaw. with its great lips and tongue, is greatly disproportioned to the slender upper iaw. which is furnished with the elastio slabs of whalebone. In the sperm whale the great respiratory canal is elongated, and terminates in a single spout-hole a little to one side on the extreme end of the head. In the right whale this canal branches into two channels, which terminate in two spout holes about eighteen feet back from the nose. The speim whale is dangerous at either end, but the motions of its flakes are limited as compared with the right whale. Its blows are delivered verti cally, and when it strikes right or left the blow is performed by a rolling of the body. To compensate for this rigidity of the flaket, it is possessed of admirable skill in fencing with the iaw. The most fatal accidents ia boats arise from this weapon. The motion of the jaw is quick, and its sweep tremendous. In a large whale rolling, with the jaw distended, the sweep may include circle of forty feet, and woe be to the boat whose bottom receives the upward cut, while certain death follows the re ception of the downward blow I Thus it is possible for two boats placed forty feet apart to be broken by the same blow from the jaw of a rolling sperm whale. The right whale, on the con traty, is comparativrly harmless with the head ; but is possessed of great lat eral reach with the flukes, sweeping, as whalemen express it. from eye to eye, To judge from external evidence, the sperm whale is mnch the more com bative of the t wo. No 1 arge bull whale of this species is taken whose great square head is not scarred and furrowed with marks of the teeth of rival bulls, and often the shattered teeth and broken or distorted jaws attest the fierceness of their combats. The right whale, how ever, is incapable of more than severely paddling its enemy with its tail. The sperm whale, of the two, is more regular and much longer in its periods of spouting and of remaining under water. It will spout sixty or seventy times and remain under water an hour or more, even when not pursued. The right whale spouts twelve or fifteen times, perhaps, and then descends for a short period, uoth turn nnkes, or lift the tail perpendicularly in the air, when they go down. The oil of the one is rich in spermaceti ; the other furnishes the lower prioed train oil. Thoughts for Saturday Night. The soul knows no prison. Rage is mental imbecility. To revenge is no valor, but to bear. Remorse is the echo of a lost mother. Man's the circled oak; woman tho indolence aud stupidity are first cousins. There is mueio m all things if men had ears. Magnificent promises are always to be suspected. Virtue is the beauty, aud vice the de formity of the soul. An acre ot periormance is worm a whole world of promise. There is a frightful interval between the seed and the timber. There is not a string attuned to mirth but has its chord of melancholy. If a man empties his puree into his head, no one can take it away from him. Purposes, like eggs, unless they are hatched into action, will run into rot tenness. Measure not men by Sundays, with out regarding what they do all the week after. All the rarest hues of human life take radiance and aro rainbowed out in tears. The worth of a state, in the long run, is the worth of the individuals compos- in?"- . ...... 1 am sorry to see now sman a piece oi religion will make a cloak. &ir. nil- nam Waller. The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt till they are too strong to be broken. While the world lasts, the sun will gild the mountain-tops before it shines upon the plain. Pitch a luckv man into the Nile, says the Arabian proverb, and ho will come up with a hsh in his mouth As riches and favor forsake a man, we discover him to be a fool ; but noboby could find it out in his propperity. True religion is the poetry ot the heart : it has enchantments useful to our manner ; it gives us both happi ness and virtue. If a man is not rising upwards to be an angel, depend upon it ho is sinking downward to the devil. He cannot stop at the beast. The habit of virtue cannot be formed in a closet. Habits are formed by acts of reason in a persevering struggle through temptation. I hate in ratitude in a man more man lying, vaisness, babbling, drunkenness, or taint of vice wnose strong corrup tion inhabits onr frail blood. Niakr tpeare. Anatomy of the Porpoise. . Mr. Frank Buckland. having dissected a porpoise, gives some interesting infor mation on the structure of that animal. In the matter of bowels it is well pro vided for, the specimen examined hav ing 62 feet 2 inches of intestine. The stomach was so complicated tbat it could not be made out by ordinary dis section. To get round the difficulty, Mr. Buckland hung it up by the oeso phagus, and filled it with plaster of par is, of which nearly a pailfn! .waa re quired before the organ was fully dis tended. It was then found that tho por poise has two stomachs one in which the prey is kept, and the other in which it is digested. A careful section of the head showed the blow-hole to be a most complicated mechanism. The porpoise, being a pure mammal, has a four cavi tied heart, and a pair of lungs. Now, nature has ordained that he shall live in the sea ; the problem is, how to keep water out of the lnngs. In the first place, his nose is guarded by a valve placed on the top of his head, and when the porpoise breathes he comes to the surface, and takes a deep inspira tion. Not a drop of water ever gets in. Bat how does he work his valve, and keep the water oat of his lungs, when he is asleep? The answer to this ques tion cannot be given yet. Mr. Back land intends to study the subject when next he haa a live porpoise at the Brigh ton aquarium. According to Law and Evidence. A singular case which occurred many years ago in one of the rural towns of Vermont is thus described by the Rat- land (Vermont) Herald : "Capt. A. shot and killed a dog belonging to his neighbor, Smith. This act was charged upon one G., and a suit was brought against him to recover damages. The case was tried by a justice of the peace, and uapi. a. ear, as a juror, circum stantial evidence was presented to prove that G. shot tho dog, and the jury agreed to return a verdiot of " guilty. Several years after the trial Capt. A. ac VOL. XX. NO. 15. knowledged that he killed the dog, and defended .is course in rendering a ver dict of " guilty" against G. on the ground that his juror's oath required hint to decide the case according to law and evidence, and it was fairly proved, he paid, that G. killed the dog." The Coolest Robbery on Record. The New Haven Register records the following : Policeman Badger, of the tenth station, had a bit of experience the other night which he is not fond of talking about. It was past midnight, as he was leisurely paching his beat throagh Jessop street, and as he came opposite to Drafton Fogg's jewelry store he observed gleams of light throagh the chinks of the shutters, and he rapped at the door. "Is that you, policeman?" asked a voice within. " Yes," answered Badger. " Well, it's only me ; it's all right ; kind o chilly out, isn't it?" " Yes." "Thought so. I was just fixing the fire good night." Badger taid " Good night," and par- sued his way. An hour afterward Badger passed through Jessop street again, and again he saw the light in the jewelry store. It didn't look right, and he banged at the dot r loudly. " Hello 1" cried the voice within. " Is it yon, policeman ?" " Yes." "All right. Won't you oome in and warm you ? It won't hurt anything for you to slip from your beat a few min utes." The door opened, and policeman Bad ger entered, and he found the inmate to be a very gentlemanly-looking man, in a linen duster. " Corao right up to the stove, police man. Excuse me for a moment." The man took the ash-pan from the bottom of the stove and carried it down into the cellar, and emptied it, and when he had returned and wiped his hands he said with a smile : "Chilly night, isn't?" "Yes." "Chilly outside, and dull inside. f Another smile. 1 New goods for the fall trade, and have to keep our eves open. Lonesome work, this watching all night : but we manage to find a bit of comfort in this. Won't you join me in a tip? You will find it the pure tting.".. And the raan produced a black bottle and a tumbler. Policeman Badger partook, and hav ing wiped his lips and given his fingers a new warming, he left the store and resumed his beat, satisfied that all was right at Drayton & Fogg a. Bat the morning brought a new reve lation. Drayton & Fogg's store had been robbed during the night of $6,000 worth of watches and jewelry, and al though Policeman Badger carries in his mind a complete deguerreotype of the robber, the adroit rascal has not yet been found. French " Frugality." A Paris correspondent says : " I have heard a very odd, yet apparently cor rect, reason given for the non-success of soda-water as a beverage in this city. One of the leading English druggists here was recently asked why he did not establish a soda-water fountain in lus store. It would not take with tho Pa nsians. was his answer: "n a french man spends ten cents for a drink he wants a seat, a little table and a sight of the daily papers with it, and he passes two boars in si ping it. A beverage, therefore, which must be qnaffed at once will not suit their habits or their tastes ; they would consider themselves robbed if they paid half a franc for the drink alone. Another amusirg exm plific ition of the peculiarly thrifty hab its of the French was also made known to me recently. An American came out here some years ago and established an American bar near the Grand Hotel, conneotmg with it that decidedly Amer ican institution, a free lunch, fie was soon obliged to do away with tnat por tion of the programme, however, for finding that there was a place where good food could be bad for nothing, large numbers of Frenchmen of the bet ter classes, including many of the mom bers of the fashionable jockey club, came there to enjoy the eatables, bnt never ordered one sou s worth of drink therewith. They considered it perfectly the thing' to take the proprietor's lunch without compens ting him in any man ner, direct or indirect. Taking it Coolly. One o' them fellers," remarked Bijah. as he handed out Tom Luding- ton. a young man charged with vagrancy. So you haven t anything to do, en i asked the court. " Nothing," mournfully answered the prisoner. "Oat of work no home and your cash so short that you couldn't get into a woman s rights convention, eh con tinned his honor. " You've struck it, pardner," answer ed the prisoner with a smile. " Yes, and now I'll strike you, Mr. Ludington. I'm down on loafers and vags. and I'm going to boost you for a sixty if it tears the desk down. You'll have something to do np there besides sitting on a box in an alley and whistling Come, Love, Come. And when day fades into night, and the remainder of the world retires to rest, you'll have a bed and some covering. They'll hire some one to hoe that dirt off of yon, cut your hair, dig out your nails, and when you come out you will be so dis guised that your own mother will think yon are some English duke, over here to hunt dncks and bay gas stock." The prisoner said he was willing to go up, and if the institution pleased him as well as he thought it wonld he might oome back for a longer sentence. Origin of Italian Opera. About the year 1494 three young men, natives of Florence, who were exceed ingly intimate and who possessed many artistic tastes in common, conceived the idea of restoring the ancient Grecian lyric style of declamation. They per suaded the celebrated poet Rinucci to compose the words of a drama the sub ject of which was the story of Daphne, and this was set to musio by Pesl, the most celebrated composer of the fif teenth oentnry. Count Corsi. an ad mirable musiciao, aided him in the un dertaking, and th first performance of the first onera waa rtlaved in the nalaoe of this gentleman. The actors ana sing ers were friends of the author, and he himself took one of the parts. The or chestra of this first opera was composed of four violins, a cythra, a harp, and a violincello. There were no airs in this composition, and it consisted entirely of recitatives accompanied by fine har monies, which were, however, judged by the great critic Ruooellai to be very monotonous and tedious. Robinson Crusoe Again. The popular error that Robinson Cru soe's island was Joan Fernandez, off the west coast of South America when the book expressly declares that it was near the mouth of the river Orinoco, on the northwest coast of that continent, and all the account of the course of the ves sel before reaching it plainly mentions places in the Atlantic ocean, and none whatever in the Pacitlo has been care fully explained ; but, as the farmer said of Daniel Webster, it " ain't dead yet.' It originated, of courso, in the story that Dcfo stole his narrative from Alex ander Selkirk, who dia pass some time alone on Jnah Fernandez. FACTS AND FANCIES. A passenger train cm the Union Pa ciflo railroad was snow-bound in tho Red Roqt Mountains as early aa the 4 th of September. In Colorado, a girl who can't go after the oowa on a bare-bark pony, without bridle or halter, is looked upon with contempt. It may be ennobling to labor, as the philosopher says, but it's no tire to tell a man so after he's just finished carry ing in two tons of coal with a banket. If you wake up ia the night in an Italian hotel and shoot a burglar the chances are that you can't see the land lord next morning and that bid wife U a widow.' " Whom Jo great men marry?" asked an exchange. We can't tnj pos itively, but the chances are that, like their leeser brethren, they have married women. There's something sad, and yet soothing and gentle, about a harp when thumbed by au Italian !oy whose face hasn't felt clean water for four moons and a half. Illinois women are so nenr-sig'itol that they can't tell their husband rom a mule when ten feet away. In some cases a long sighted woman can't tsll the difference. A New Jersey clergyman says there aro about twenty different kinds of reli gion, but a man who won't wanli aod shave and put on clean fchirts can't en joy any of them. A tomb in tho Yazoo, Miss., ceme tery, bears this inscription : " Hor lies interred rrincinnint. Who ftng on earth till aim-two ; Now no on liinh, abov Mm uliy. No doubt site ingn liko iit, too." Wh at 1 yon take yon r tnother-in-1 aw out shooting ? " says a French rrt man in one of Charn'a picture to an other sportsman. " Yet," ta the reply, "with a five-dollar gun that I have presented her thero is no knowing what may happen." It is stated npon good authority that in the city of Philadelphia there are 40,000 men out of employment and 50,000 in the rest of tho state, and thin in a rioh state with fplendid and well developed agricultural, miniDg and manufacturing interests. " Shaker girls don't poak to Shaker boys," says tho Pittsfiold Jlaglc. " In't there some boy here that you are just a, little fonder of than tho others ?" is a standing question in tho confessional, but the young Shaker always "nays." If she " yeas " she gets the sack. An imperial decree has been issued at Constantinople, making it imperative for the faithful to repeat the prescribed prayers five times a day. This is be cnase of recent severe fires in that city, which aro attributed to neglect of this duty. Maybe this is also what ails Chicago. Anybody who thinks that the good old Revolutionary stock has run out should be in Dover cf sn evening aQd hear a mother call to her eigLteen yt ar old son: "Tom Thomaa JefTeraon Dnggs ! If you don't come in here this minute I'll come out and start you with this picket 1" nappv tlioneht that of tho faah- ionable school teacher, who, when asked by a pupil, " Who is the present king of Switzerland?" said, "This is not the hour, yon know, when talking is nermitted. Ask me at the next session. and I will tell yon," and then rnsled to the bookcase. The Oswego Times stated tho other day that a Mr. Andrews boarded and lodged with Mrs. Angelino Bliss, and that lady writes indignantly : " I do not know as you done it to injure mo but it does aud I do not mean to bo run anon by any ono mr. androw never log cd with me nor no other man." Susan Jane must have leen scantily dressed when sho was looking out for her lover and sang : " He'll come to-tiiplit; tlio wind' t rout, Tli moon ia full arid fair ; I'll woar the droM that iikiaited him bMit A ribbon in my hair." An old gentleman went into the office of one of the papers in St. John, N. B., the othr day, aijjj presenting a slip cut from a London pHper announc ing the death of a person woll-known iu St. John, asked to have it inserted, "a there are a great many friends of bis here who wonld like to hear of his death." The " IriHh team," who came all thn way from Dnblin to exhibit their skill in rifle-shooting, were beaUn by their competitors at Creedmoor, recently. The only visible chance for the exiles of Erin to recover the lot honors, now, i in persuading the visitor to submit to a competitive examination with uliilla lahs. Tho odds wonld be ton to one, in the "pools," on their side, at that game. "Dear George, how sweet and wavy that wheat is 1" said a fair young lady, looking languidly from a cr win dow. "Yes, lovo, how beautiful!" says dear George, more intent on in sinuating his arm around a tenty-fonr-bone corset, "how like a a how lice a dweam 1" " How liko oat 1" retorted a dicgnsted granger; "them's oats, yonng man." A Milwaukee editor took a front seat in the parquctte at the Academy of Musio tho other night, and when the curtain went np thero were cries of "Put him out," " Pin 'em back, "Flop 'em over his head," "We can't see, and similar ejaculations. Ilia ears wore unfurled, and they obstructed the view of the play from the immense aadienoo present. nArriNFsfl is mostly a creatnre of ac cident. We never saw a happier man than the one who popped the qaestion in the dark to tho wrong won an, and jot rejected ; excepting xrhp tho coble creature who was drafted during the lato war, and eamo out of tho examination-room with the remark, Whoop 1 the doctor said he couldn't take roe. He said I had the consump tion and I wouldn't live six month. And here's for a good time daring tho six months, anyhow." A celebrated author says : " If I were to choose tho people with whom I would spend my honr of conversation, they should bo certainly such as labored no farther than to mako tbemndvc readily and clearly apprehended, and wonld have patieno and curiosity to understand me. To have a good sense, and ability to express it, are the most estential and necessary qualities in com panions. When thoughts riso in u fit for ns to ntter among familiar friands, there needs but very little care in cloth ing them." A diamond wedding, wincn, among the Jews in Germany, is celebrated on the sixtieth anniversary of a marriage, occurred the other day in Hsrobnrg, the bridegroom being Herr Heilbnt, who at six in the morning was conducted by a committee to a synagogue, with a procession headed by a hand of music. All along the ronto he was reecivxi wuii cheers from spectators. All the digni taries of the city offered their congrat ulations. Among the gifts to the bride was a Hebrew prayer-book, magnifi cently bonnd, with a large diamond set in the cover, the gift of the Empress of Oerniany, with a complimentary letter from her majesty. Out of Herculaneum. An interesting discovery of a life-size female bust in pure silver has 1st, ly teen made at Hercnlaneura. The work, according to an account given in tho Patrie, is in a state or excellent prf ser ration, and is the only sp cimen of its kind which has been found daring the course of the excavation. At first the material was thought to be only bronze, the action of the sulphnr having some what altered the appearance of the sur face, and the sulphate of silver whioh has formed upon the metal yielding a black color like that found ia the com monest sort of material. The bast ws removed to the museum, when ono of the keepers, struck with the unusual tone of the brone, scraped away a part of the surface, and at once came upon the silver beneath. A discus on Lat arisen whether the work was originally cast or chiselled, but there srems now little donbt that tho former hypothesis is correct. Tho head is that of a yonng and beautiful woman, but as yet the features htve not been Identified with those of any other extant head,