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THE VOICE AND THE PEAK.
by TEitmreos. Th roic and th pek Fmr over Bmmit and Itwn, Oreen rushing frvin .Be roy throne of dawn. AH night have I hard the voice Rave over the rooky bar ; Bat thou wert nlxut in heaven Above thee glided the star. Hast thon no voice, oh, peak. That etandeet high above all? " I am the voice of the rek, I roar and rave lor I fall." A thauRand voices go T"o north, aouth. east and went ; They leave tho height and are troubled, And moan and sink to their rest. The flM are fair bft-ide them. The etieImit toner in bin bloom ; Bin they they fWi the demre of the deep ; Fall and follow their doom. The deep has jKurer on the hriitht, And the height has power on the deep; They a.e raife t for ever and ever. And sink again into le?p. Not raioed for ever and ever. Hut when thir cvcle is o'er, Tne valley, the viire. the peak, the Btar '''s nd are found no more. The peak in high, and finh'd At his uigheot with Bimrie fire: The p.-ak i. hiRli, and the Mars are high, And the thought of a man 18 higher. A voice below the voire. And a height beyond the height ; Our bearing i not tirarinp, Aud our seeing in not sitfut. The voce and the peaV, Far into heaven withdrawn ; The !(l.,e glow and louj r. or. Urren rushing from tee rosy throne cf dim ACTINW A PART. Tbe postman rang at the door of No, 78 Huntington jIic, and onr only ser vant, a slow-paced creature working on half wages, took Lit own time to answer Lis summons. Aud do wonder! It was ono (if the sultriest mornings in mid summer, and everybody who is anv- body Lad long been out of town. We ourselves would have liked to be in tbe country, too ; but, ob, what Lard work it was to Jive anywhere on poor mam m s small income ! The effort kept na continually in bad temper, and it was by no means surprising that when the letter brought by the aforesaid post rn n was duly considered, we all floated into a stormy discussion respecting its contents. "Yon ought to be will ng to do most anything, sail my sister Henrietta, 44 to get away at all. Aunt Buckley's invitation is only for mother and I, for a lew weeks ; but why can t yon write and fay you haven't been strong lately, and the doctor urges a change of air? ion u he pei recti y snre of, an invitation by return of mail. Then we could shut up the house, and 'twould be such a saving !" I sprang up at this keen proposition. and, looking in the glass, beheld the rounded, womanly form of a girl of nineteen, a p.Vr of clear and LealtLv Lazel eves, soft, waving Lair, and not ins nrst indication of feeble health. "It won't succeed. Henrietta.'' said I, gravely ; " but, if it's necessary for poniebody to personate the invalid, tike the role yourself, and your affec tionate little siater will go along to take caro of you." " Dora, your insolence is just un bearable, I do say. Mamma, would it do for me to personate the invalid?" said Henrietta, in a rage. "Decidedly not," replied mamma; "and you ought to know, Djra, that when a yonug man seconds an invita tion to a yomg lndy so cordially as Harry Buckley has this one, be feels more thau a cousinly interest merely. I fancy Harry means well, some thing." Complacent, fat, sandy-haired, sandy browed, aud sandy-colored generally. Henrietta sat before me; and, as I looked at her graceless attitndo, her in expressive face, and physique in gen eral, my thoughts flew to Harry Back ley tall, brown-bearded, and aged twenty-srrn. Henrietta was thirty three if she was a day but, feeling my Lot blood rising, I left the room to avoid further snarling. How intensely I did hate tie never ending arid petty deceits to which mam ma and Henrietta were always resorting i ! order to keep up appearances. Now, if I Lad my own way, I shonld have concluded that merest thoughtless ness, or a fancy, perhaps, that I would not enjoy b;x weeks at a rambling old farm Louse, Lad euus d my aunt to ex clude m from the invitation sent to minima and Henrietta. And I should lavo frunkiy written to my father's dear and only sister, and said I should so like to visit her at tho same time with my mother and sister. But to go by any other than fair and opeu means was absolutely distasteful in thought alone. Mamma and Henrietta, however, could not appreciate my feel:npr, and in the conversation from which I had broken away they char, ed nw with abominable and monstrous selfishness. As I sat looking out of my window m-ou parched back yards, struggling foliage, and bleaching, blanching kitch en shutters in the rear of "home," I thought perhaps I was too considerate ; that even while my sonl revolted from so r.iany mean subterfuges and petti-nns-es, they were possibly inevitable, and I ought to be resigned to my share. Perhaps ou this very occasion I ought really to make a compromise, and do as I was desired. I went at once to the looking-glass, wet my brush, and took the curl out of my hair as far as possi ble t thi-u putting on my last year's faded gray alpaca dress, I wrapped a litt'O shawl about my shoulders, and re turned to mammii's room to personate tbe invalid. "Henrietta,' exclaimed I. opening tho door, " here is my offering on the altar of sisterly affection." "Is it possible?" returned my ap preciative sister ; " for once unselfish ! Well, if you'll only net your part cor rectly for a fortnight, tho country air will havj worked sufficient good for you to resume your usual appearance." Something in the expression of my faee, actually hot with disgust aud shamo, induced mamma to say, " Dora, dear, people iu our circumstances Lave to do such things " Which remark I interrupted ra'her indecorously by saying, " Please tell me what's to be the matter gout, con sumption, or softening of the brain? I positively object to being rheumatic, hut softening of the brain migt.t ao conut for all my incom istencies." Henrietta was provoked ngfiin. but finally it was decided that I should have no disease, being mere ly " not at all string." A week after wo were at Char-tersrilh- station, and I, languidly lying back among the shawls and satchels of our bifrr ago, waited while mamma and Henrietta attended to our transfer to aunt Buckley's residence. Some one crossed tho station-room floor, and lo ! m- cousin Hirry was rtauding by my side. " Why, narry !" " Why, Dora !" he exclaimed, excit edly ; " I've just seen aunt Henrietta, and thfv tell nio yon are ill. You don't look bo, though." "Bit I am worse far than you dream." I replied. " We-M, we!!," said the good hU V, softening down, "we must get you well nNiin, if you really are sick ; but I de clare, I will spy I never saw you Link ing better. I'm off for a few "days, not bewnpf aware that you wee coming to Ci.arrerf villo, and hello! there's my train." llariy was gone ; and Henrietta, rnsh insr in. exclaimed, "Dear me Dora! what iu t he world did you say to Harry?" " I mid all I could ; I made myself a li.ir, and I feel just as contemptible as you might suppose. : " Dor Lingdjn !" exclaimed my fret ted sister, " you're nothing but a sel fish thing, aud you behave precisely as I supposed you would under the cir cumstances. A broken reed yon are to trust to." Henrietta raised her sa dy eyebrows, with a martyred air, and I crept, iuvalid-1 ke into aunt Buckley's carriage. The grand old farm house, made of cobble-stones, with old-fashioned ga bles, peaks, and windows, stood upon a sloping hillside at the entrance to a lovely Berkshire valley. Handsome barns, granaries, and a picturesque gray dairy with Swiss like eaves, added to the landscape, n-hile exquisite walks, flower lawns, and nestled shrubberies tnacie the place most lovely. The ex cellent end hospitable- relative to whom we were indebted for our exceeding comfort left nothing untried to secure our happiness and improve my health. Weeks paseeej by, and, llariy having 1' r Ey HORSLEY BEOS. & retnrned'from Lis southern trip, we were comparatively a meet contented group and had it not been for certain pointed thrusts of his, all bearincr upon my ap pearance, health, etc., I should "have been right happy. Bnt I could not stifle conscience, and always averting my eyes ana Hushing painfully when Harry spoke about my health, I became actually ill from mere and sheer nerv ousness. Henrietta, too, dressed in girlish fineries, laces, flowers, jewels, and floating ribbons, always made foil of me with the close-throated wrap pers, Heavy somber dresses, aud practi cal, unbecoming shawls appropriate to an invalid ; until, weary of deceit, and actually suffering from restraint, I be came as nnstrnng as any bona fide suf ferer. "Dora," said Henrietta, on3 day, as she was arraying herself in a girlisl blue grenadine, "don't yon really think Harry 13 marked in liis attentions to me before strangers, and everywhere, in deed, for that matter ? Didn't you think him devoted yesterday at dinner? " How should 1 know ? 1 crossly an swered ; " I, at least, was devoted to my dinner.' " Yes, and to Jyour companion a widower a good match a wealthy farmer, Dora 1 I rushed from the room disgusted, wearv of myself, tired of life, and full of c mtempt for a woman s miserable managings. 1 went down to tne dining- room, and stood iooKing out 01 tne win dow at the glorious summer morning, with which my poor neart Had so very little sympathy. Some one, and that some one nrry. sauntered into the room behind me, and presently said : "bjyonre all going picnicking to day, I Lear ?" "Yes, 1 replied ; "are yon not go ing, too ? " Jsot 1, said Harry ; 1 tafce no in terest in such doubtful pleasures, and I never pretend interest, or anything else, for that matter !" Though my fase'burned hotly, I re sponded : " One nas often to do many tilings for the sake of politeness a little pre tense, then, is necessary." "What a creed! ejaculated HariT, by this time become my vis-a vis at the window ; " 1 consider acting deceittully to be more than contemptible; anil would avoid the person who did that, thing as I would a victim of the plague." My brain turned giddy, and 1 could not reply. Suddenly Harry caught my hand, and exclaimed : " Dora ! Dora ! what s the matter with you ?" "Nothing, said I, feebly; "let me RO." narry released me immediately, and I dropped into a chair, while he, bend- ng over my head and smoothing my hair tenderly, said in a compassionate voice, "Poor little one, you are not strong ; this being pulled about the Country to visit is too mnch for you." Bursting forth with the tears X could no longer repress, I rushed up to my mother s room, sobbing bitterly. When I bad explained my misery, Henrietta said, "Always think of yourself ; if yen will, yon will, though, and we mast all be content, and try to bear it," 'rm sure I don t know from whom yon inherit your strango disposition," said mother " not from me, certainly. Do go and bathe your face, and come down 'airs like a rational hcinfr. Bnt 1 could not, and, still sobbing, a gentle knock was heard at the door, and Aunt Buck ley entered. Her fair, sweet face was full of sympathy when, coming to me, she gently kissed my forehead, and said, " JJjra, dear, you are really 111 ; TTiirrv is ris-ht : ou are not stroncr euouch for all this excitement cf going over the country, visiting and riding continually." Turning to mamma aud Henrietta, Aunt Buckley continued, " This girl ought not to go to the picnic to-day; she is utterly unfit for any more excitement." " I quite agree with yon," chimed in Henrietta, to which mamma added, " i'es ; bnt it's nothing now but ner vousness ; nevertheless, quiet will do Dora more good than anything else, and by all means I shall have her stay at home." It was late in tho afternoon, and I l ad tried to read, but as eften as I turned tho page every character danced before my eyes. At last I sauntered down stairs, thinking to find a favorite German poem ; but tho house, empty and delightfully cool and quiet, sug gested music ; so I sat at the piano lazi ly fingering some waltzes, nntil finally I wandered to Scotch ballads. Singing the old BoTder s.ong softly under my breath, I came to " Will ye come hack to me, Donsjlas ? Will ye come back to tne 1100 ?" and suddenly stopped, hearing a foot step close beside me. It was Harry. " Who's the Douglas you are making vows to, Dora ?" ho inquireel. " No one in particular," said I, turn ing away my face. " I'll tell yon, Dera," said ho ; "I came from the picnic tpiite offendiDg every one ; but I was restless and un happy. I had something to say to you that has already been too long delayed. I hope you can imagino what it is ?'' Icemid not answer ; an awful weight of pain, apprehension and humiliation took away my voice. " Not ouo word, dear Dora?" Aud still I could not speak, conscious though I was that my silence under the circumstances was derogatory to myt e'f. " Dora," said Harry, rather severely, "if you love me, and will be my wife, why refnse to say so? " "Because," I exclaimed, springing up before him suddenly, " because I am a hypocrite, and I am a liar.' I have been acting a falsehood ever since I came here, Harry," and gaining strength as I emerged from my d read full c'oud of duplicity, I told my lover all. When I had fiuished, Harry stood looking iu my face intently. " Dora," said he, " were you acting a part this morning in the diuing-room, and afterwards, when mother went to your room? " " No, indeed, Harry," I answered ; " there was no ' acting then ; I was ut terly overcome by whaf. you said about deceit and 4 acting lies, and I thought I should have died ! " Harry still stood by the piano with his lianas folded. At last he said very gravely : 44 You have acted badly, Dora; you know right from wrong ; but here, my darling ! I promise you that the subject shall never aga'n be mentioned between us." And eeatirg me on the sofa, and folding his great, strong arms around me, Harry added, tenderly, 44 When we are married, Dora, we shall be one ; you will be me, and I shall be you, as the children say, and there will be no oc casion for either to reproach the other cr duplicity or pc-tty selfishness. My mother loves yon, but we must begin our record right, and tell her all. Af terwards, my darling why, aftenrards means a new world and a new life with us it will be a true one." And so we were betrothed ; and thus far in our brief new life the subject of keeping up appearances has never been a topic, nor has the painful experience of my summer as an invalidjever been referred to. A great many of the stores in Taris are dedicated to some one or to some thing real or imaginary. One sees such signs as 44 To the Good Devil," "T the Poor Devil," 44 To the Infant Jesus." "To the Gray Overcoat," "To the Madonna," 44 To the Americans," 44 To he Universe," 44 To the Poor James," etc. The stores for the sale of miscellaneous merchandise are now more generally closed on Sundays than they were four yeara ago. FIGUERS. JOSH BILLINGS. What He Knows Abont lintels and Ho tel iveepcrs. Hotels are houses ov refuge, homes lor tne vagrants, the married man a re treat, and the bachelor's fireside. They are kept in all sorts ov ways some on the European plan, and menny ov mem on no pian at an. A good landlord iz like a good step mother be knows his bizzeness, and means to do his duty. He knows how to rub Lis Lands with joy when the traveler draws nigh ; he Knows now to smile ; he knew yure wife's father when Le waz living, and yure wife's fust husband, but he don't speafc about him. He kan tell whether it will rain to morrow or not ; he hears yure kom plaints with a tear in his eye ; he blows up the servants at yre suggestion, aud stands around reddy, with a snirt-collar az still az broken china. A man may be a good supream court judge, and at the same time ba a miser able landlord. Most everybody thinks they kan keep a hotel and they kan; but this ackounts for the grate number of hotels that are kept on the same principle that a justiss ov tne peace om.-is iz kept m the conn try during a six days' jury trial for kill ing so nobody's yello dorg. A borel won't keep itself, and keep tne landlord too, and ever kure a trav eler from the habit ov profane swearing. I hav had this experiment tried on me several times, and it alwus makes the s wares wuss. It iz too often the ka?e that landlords go into the bizzness ov hash as minis ters go into the professhun with the very best of mot ves, but the poorest kind ov prospecks. 1 don c know ov enny bizzness more flattersum than the tavern bizzness. There don't seem tew be ennvthinsr tew do but tew stand in front ov the register J -Al l if t.. . .1 witu a pen Demna tne ear, ana see tnat the guests enter themself3 az soon az they enter the house ; then yank a bell rope six or seven times; and then tell John tew sho the gentleman tew 976 ; and then take four dollars and fifty cents next morning from the poor devil ov a traveler and let him went. This seems tew be the whole thing and it is the whole thing in most cases. Y a will diskover the following des- krip3hnn a mild one ov 9 hotels out ov 10 between the Atlantik and Pacifick Oshuns, akrost the United States in a straight line : Yure room iz 13 foot 6 inches, by 9 foot 7 inches, parallelogramly. It being court week (az usual), all the good rooms are employed bi the law yers and judges. Yure room iz on the uppermost floor. The carpet iz ingrain ingrained with the dust, kerosene ile, and ink-spots ov four generashuns. Thare is two pegs m the room tew hitch coats onto, one ov them broke oph, and the other pulled out, and missing. The buro haz three legs and one brick. The glass tew the buro swings on two pivots, which hav lost their grip. lbaie is one towel on the rack, thin, but wet. The rain-water in the pitcher cam out of the well. The soap iz az tuff tew wear az a whetstone. The soap iz scented with cinnamon ile, and variagated with spots. Thare iz three chairs, kane setters ; one iz a rocker, and all three are busted. Thare is a match-box. empty. Thare iz no kurtin tew the windo, and thare lon't want to be enny ; yu kan't see out, and who kan see in ? The bell rope iz cum oph about 6 inches this side ov the ceiling. The bed iz a modern slat-bottom, with two mattresses, one oottoa and one husk, and both harder and about az tbick az a sea-biscuit. Yu enter the bed sideways, and kan feel every slat at once az eazy az yu could the ribs of a grid-iron. The bed iz inhabited. Yu sleep some, but roll over a good deal. i'or breakfast yu hav a gong and rhy" koffee tew kold tew melt butter, fried potatcze which resemble the chips a two-inch auger makes in its journey thru an oak log. Bread solid; beef-stak about, az thick az a blister-plaster, and az tuff az a hound's ear. Table covered with plates, a few scared-to-death pickles on one ov them, and G fly-endorsed crackers on another. A pewterinktom castor with three bottles in it, one without enny mustard, and one with two inches ov drowned flies and vinegar in it. Servant gal, with hoops on, hangs round you earnestly, and wants tew know if yu will take another cup of koffee. Yu say, 44 No, mom, i thank yu," and push back yure chair. Yu havn't eat enuff tew pay for pick ing yure teeth. I am about az self-konsaited as it will do for a man tew be and not crack open, but never yet konsaited that I could keep a hotel. I had rather be a high wayman than tew be sum landlords I have visited with. Thare are hotels that are a joy upon earth ; whare a man pays hiz bill az cheerfully as he did the parson who married him ; whare you kan't find the landlord unless yu hunt in the kitchen ; whare servants glide around like angels ov mercy ; whare the beds fit a man's back like the leathers on a goose ; and whare the vittles taste just az tho yure wife or yure mother had fried 'em. Theze kind ov hotels ought to be bnilt on wheels, and travel around the knntry. They are az phull of real comfort az a thanksgiving pudding ; but, alas ! they are as unplenty as double-yelked eggs. lconcclasm. Don Quixote took a tilt at the wind mills, but the ed tor of the Courier Journal charges church steeples. He asks : Why not abolish the church steeples? Is there any part of a build ing so useless as a steeple? It can neither be constructed nor kept in re pair without great danger to human life, and it dosen't look well after the best can be done for it has be' n done. As if heaven itself were protesting against the folly of this unsightly heap, scarcely a thunder-storm passes over the country which does not hurl its holts against some church " steeple. During a storm this summer in New Jersey, a steeple waa struck three times in succession. The other day lightning struck the steeple of a church in Ohio, and nine women in the church were prostrated, five of whom may never re cover. Why should we set up targets for the lightning ? Even if the road to heaven really lies through the atmos phere, we have surer guides to it than church spires. We rould be gainers by building our churches on modest plans. The story cf the tower of Babel is quite enough to show that heaven is brought no nearer by building high in the air. Lord Mayor of London. That absurd person, the lord mayor of London, wears a peculiar collar. Col. Forney writes of it : 44 The collar is of pure gold, composed of a series of links, each formed of a letter S ; a nnited York and Lancaster or nenry VII. rose, and a massive knot The ends of the chain are joined by a portcullis, from the points of which, suspended by a ring of diamonds, hangs tho jewel. The entire collar contains twenty-eight Ss, fourteen roses and thirteen knots, and measures sixty-four inches. The jewel contains in the center the city arms, cut in caaieo of a delicate blue, on an olive COLUMBIA, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, ground. Surrounding this, a garter of bright blue, edged with white and gold. bearing the city motto, 4 Domine dirige not, in gold letters. The whole is e - circled with a costly border of gold Ss, alternating with rosettas of diamonds set in silver. The jewel is suspended from the collar by a portcullis ; but when worn without the collar, is bus pended by a broad, blue ribbon. The investiture is by a massive gold chain ; and when the lord mayor is re-elected, by two chains. Educated Oysters. A writer in the Popular Science Monthly siys : 44 Before the railroad days our oyster growers used early in the fall to canvass the villages on the Hudson river for orders to be filled just belore the river should be closed with ice. The meaning of this is that these men committed themselves to supply oysters in the shell, with the guarantee that the bivalves thus supplied should not ie,before their time came. The oys ters were actually kept alivo during the great part of the long winter. The fat bivalves were bandied with some care, and were spread on the cellar floor, the round or lower side down, so as not to allow the liquor to escape. That such a life required a great change of capaci ty or habit in tbe bivalve is evident ; and it needed a training, yes, au educa tion, ere the oyster attained to such ability. And this was the way it was done : Beginning early in the fall, the cultivator of the oyster took up the fat bivalves from their bed where ho had planted them, and laid them a little higher up on the shore, so that for a short time each day they were exposed out of the water. After a few days of this exposure by the retreating tide'they were moved a little higher still on the shore line, which gave them a little longer exposure to the air at each low tide. And this process waa continued. each remove resulting in a longer ex posure. And with what results ? Two very curious ones inurement to expos ure and the inculcation of a provident habit of making preparation for the name. What ! providence in an oyster ? Yes, when he's educated. When accus tomed to this treatment, ere the tide re tires the oyster takes a good fall drink and retains the same nntil the tide re turns. Once, while waiting for the stage at a couutry hostelry, we over heard the following between two rustic practitioners at the bar : 4 Come, Swill, let's take a drink!' 'Well, I don't know. Ain't dry myself. Hows'ever, gness I will take a drink, for fear I might get dry ! With better philoso phy on their side, these educated oys ters, twice in every twenty-four hours, took their precauti jnary drink. The French method of oyster-training is much more laborious. The adult bi valves are carfully spread out in the water, and periodical lessons are given to each ono individually. Each oyster on this occasion receives a tap, not with a ferule, but with a small iron instru ment. This causes the bivalve to close tightly. Finally the last day comes with its last premonitory tap. Its edu cation thus finished, it takes passage with its fellow-graduates for Paris. As a result of its education, it knows how to keep its mouth shut when it enters society." A Strange People Discovered in Eng land. Robert Owen's dream has become reality in the New Forest, where au elderly 44 lady of wealth and position " has assembled about 130 men and wo men to have them live as communists. They occupy thirty-one acres, elonated for the most part by the lady, and, as may readily be supposed, the large ma jority of them are from the poorer classes, an 1 were very willing to accept an offer which assured to them easy times and f nil stomachs. The principle on which the community is based is that rich and poor alike shall give up all they possess for the common behoof ; yet one or tsvo persons of means, sur prising as that may seem, have joined the community and complied with this condition. No money is used except as means cf buying from the OHter world what the farm will rot supply, and, as the arm is not sufficiently productive to feed the community, it seems evident that the communists are using up their capital. While the great principles of liberty, equality and fraternity are in force ia this earthly paradise, yet "they are subordinate to another principle, that of obedience." The 44 mother," as the patroness of the institution is called, is snpreme, and her bidding must be done in ail things. She assigns the tasks and labors of the day, and at her magic word the whilom tailor must be come a cobbler, and the cobbler the purveyor of meat. It will be readily i een that this government will occasion a precious deal of trouble when the lady grows old and childish. The flow ers, the sewing, the washing, the house keeping and cooking are assigned to different departments of the sisters, and everything at present goes like clock-work. All the women, young and old, are dressed in plain bodice, short skirt and trousers, which generally are becoming to them. The hair floats at will down the back. The men dress with the greatest plainness and neat ness, and music is the chief art and recreation of the community, which, it should be said, holds no new or 41 ad vanced" notions on the raarriago ques tion, and, therefore, is not regarded by the neighbors as immoral and objection able. Detroit Court Proceedings. 44 Yon are a sailor, arn't yon?" in quired Lis Lonor, as tLe prisoner Lung to the railing and stood on one leg. 44 Yes, I sail," he answered. 44 How about this petting drunk?" 44 Is that the charge ?" 44 Yes sir." 44 1 thought it was stealing chickens," said the pris oner, heaving a sigh of relief. They found him lying on the wharf, the cool breezes of an autumn evening toying with his raven locks, and his legs hang ing gn cefnlly over a lump of Brier Hill coal. He didn't want to 44 come along." and tried to kick the officer be low the belt and do murder. He said he wanted to go and be an angel ; that the soft breeze was whispering to him to cast off this shell called life and fly to the stars, and the officer Lad to trun dle him down here in a hsnd-cart. "What did thesoft breezes seem to say?" inquired his honor. 44 1 don't remem ber much about it," replied the pris- m 1 . oner, glancing aronna in an uneasy manner. 44 Did they seem to say 'hve dollars or thirty (lays?'" asked the court. The prisoner was undecided, andBijahpui the fatal chalk-mark on his back and led him away. Free Press. Railway Accidents in England. There is an impression that English railway traveling is safer than our own. Tue British companies are required, under a penalty of 20 for each omis sion, to report every case of accident. The official returns thus arrived at gives 773 as killed last year, and 1,171 as injured. Private inquiries made by Mr. Bass, M. P., show that on certain Bections of certain railways the ascer tained number of accidents is far in ex cess of the official report. On the as sumption that these sections are fair samples of the rest of the lines, "strik ing an average, the whole number ot deaths appears as 1,200 and of injuries 27,000. The officials of the board of trade are called upon to ascertain the truth. ' A commission of Icelanders is abont to visit Alaska, to inquire into the pro spects for the settlement of a colony of their countrymen in tlxat territory. A German Opinion on American Science. mis is the title ot an interesting ar tide by Gends Weiss, in a recent num ber of the Waage, from which the fol lowing is an extract : " xn the mas terly statement which Prof. Virchow recently gave of the present status of the doctrine of infectious diseases he spoke of the progress of medical science in the United States. Since we Germans are accustomed to speaa highly only of the practical talent of the Americans, but to shrug our shoul ders in a very contemptuous manner about their scientific acquirements, it will not be uninteresting to Lear the judgment of a certainly not over-indulgent critic. Virchow says : 4 Truly it is fearful to think of the school of suf fering which the armies had to pass through before nie truth was hnally ao knowledged. In the Crimean war the French army lost one man out of three of the whole army, and it is estimated that of the 95,615 lives lost, only 10,- 240 fell before the foe. -About as many died of wounds in the hospital, and the rest (more than 75,000 men) were Tio- tims to epidemic diseases.- It is calen- lated that, in the American war of seces sion 97,000 men fell in battle and 184, 000 died of diseases and epidemic . What an excess of pain and sorrow. what an ocean of blood and tears are contained in these figures I And what a mass of false regulations and preju dices, and misunderstanding too. It is not necessary to recount here the long lists of sins and mistakes. These are known too well, and serve as a terrible warning to others. But it must here I e acknowledged that it was not the necessity alone that revealed the evil and brought the help. That the French in the Crimea learned from their expe- tience little or nothing, and the Ameri cans in their civil war bo much ; that from this time dates a new era in mill tary medical science these results were brought about not by the magni tude of the need which the Americans had to suffer for this -was not greater than that experienced by the French in the Crimea, but rather by the critical and truly scientific spirit, the open mind, the healthy and practical under standing which in America gradually permeated all departments of the army organization, and which, under the won derful co-operation of an entire people, reached the highest point in Luman efforts ever attained in a great war. WLoever takes up and reads the exten sive publications of the American med ical stall will be constantly astonished at the wealth of experience therein found. The great exactness in detail, careful statistics even about the small est matters, and a scholarly statement embracing all sides of medical experi ence, are here united in order to pre serve and to transmit to cotemporaries and posterity, in the greatest possible completeness, tbe knowldgo purchased at so vast aa expense." Does Prohibition Prohibit? Figures won't lie, and, as they won't, figures make a very startling exhibit with reference to the working of tem perance legislation. Maine, for in stance, has a law forbidmg the cale and manufacture of liquor. This law ias been in f vrce twenty-three 3 ears. In that time Portland has increased iu population less thai 50 per cent., while the nnmbsr of places where drunkards are made has increased over 200 per cent. Bangor, with 15,000 inhabitants, has 300 saloons, fo that every fifty of the inhabitants have a saloon to them selves. Massachusetts has a prohibi tory liquor law. In 1856 the number of persons arrested in Boston for drun kenness was 6,780, and in 1870 the number was 18,670. Ia his official re port for 1871 the chief of police shows t he number of men made drunk during the year, as follows : Number of hotels, 76 drunken men. ... 57 Groceries, 1,425; drunken men 1.425 Bar-rooms, 1.125: drnnken men 6,425 Jug-rooma, 327; drunken men 3,511 Total : 11,418 As compared with other cities, the New York San says of Boston, that while it has an average of one arrest for drunkenness iu every 16 of her inhabi tants, Providence has one in 22 ; New York Las one in 27 ; San Francisco has ene in 29 ; Louisville has one in 29 ; Rochester has one in 31 ; Washington has one in 32 ; Detroit has one in 34 ; St. Louis has one in 42 ; Cleveland has one in 42 ; Brooklyn has one in 64 ; Cin cinnati Las one in 83. If it were the habit of temperance-reformers to stop and think at all, such facts and figures as these ought to convince them of the folly of any prohibitory legislation in the matter of what a man shall drink ; and that, instead of advancing the cause of temperance, they are really ad vancing the canse of intemperance. Chicago Tribune. Facial Asymmetry. A writer in the Popular Science Monthly says : 44 There are many other facial anomalies, which fail to at tract attention because we have grown accustomed to them. We should ex pect the convex cast of one side of the face to fit, line for line, into the con cave cast of the other ; but it is doubt ful if there is to be auy where found one single head of this ideal perfection. Neither the conteur of the cheeks nor the lines of the countenance are the same on both sides, and they are all the less so because every one unconsciously tends to perform many unilaterial facial movements, which in time cause a di vergence between the two sides of the face. Besides, the head, projecting as it does freely into air, ia more depen dent than we imagine on wind and weather. Suppose a person were to sit constantly at a window, turning one side to the cooler atmosphere out-of-doors, and tbe other towards a hot stove the result would be a two-fold growth of the facial muscles. One side of the face might become rounded, and the other flat or concave ; and, though such faces are not unfrequent, we do not notice the anomaly simply because we are accustomed to it. In the Lapp we have a good illustration of this une qual development. Just as tho trees of his native land are stunted, bo too his features become monstrous, irregu lar, and one-sided ; tbe frontal bones are forced, as though by. spasm, down on the maxillanes, producing the most singular combinations and contortions of the features. A not uncommon form of asymmetry, in more favored lands, is the presence of a dimple on one cheek, while the other has no such indentation, or bat a very faint one. In such cases the face has, as it were, a summer and a winter side, just like the apple, which is round and ruddy on the summer side, but on the shade-side flattened and wan." The Salmon Catch. Salmon fishing on the Lower Colum bia river, Oregon, has been unusually successful thia season. The best part of the season is from April to August ; this year the largest number of salmon was taken in July. The thirteen can ning establishments on the river did not take less than an average of 15,000 every night in tbe month. During the season about 1,000,000 salmon were caught, , ach averaging, when dressed, sixteen pounds. About 750,000 of these were canned, the remainder salted and bar reled. Every one who has eaten salmon, properly canned, knows that it is nice, but probably few know tbe fact that from the time the salmon is caught un til it is ready for market it passes through twenty-seven hands ; the can in which the salmon was put employs ten men in tbe process of making ; the AN NOVEMBER 6, 1S74. case iu which the cans are packed em ploys in the manufacture hve men, mak ing in all forty-two persons necessary in a regular establishment to prepare can of salmon, from the catching the fish until it is ready for shipment. It is no unusual matter for one of the large canneries to prepare for market Uo, 000 one-pound cans in a day. "The Camel." The London Globe says : 44 For the last few years the milliner's idea has been to dress her oustomers as like men as possible, to give them stand up col lars and .'eather belts, to arm them with umbre: las hanging from the waist as if they were swords, to supply them with gentlemen's watch pockets, and gentle men's watch-chains. Even in fashion the world must advance, and the move for the coming winter is decidedly a move forward. Fashionable ladies, who have been dessed like men, must now dress lika wild animals. All the tissnes are to resemble fure, and as a few years ago young ladies were said to wear Dolly Tardens, so now they will put on their 4 camels. That is the generic name by which the Parisian modistes have called the year's fabrics, though of course there is a variety allowed, and a young lady may appear as a reindeer, as a bear, as a northern elk in fact, as any rongh skinned animal she may select. Bat it is necessary that the skins should consist of as few pieces as possible. The 4 camel' and a collar which will be known in the fashionable world as a dog's collar will complete the costume. But this new invention of the French dressmakers has not so much originality after all. The idea is merely a develop ment of the Ulster great coat, which was borrowed a couple of years ago from the Irish peasantrv. This desire for the roughest materi ls and the rudest make has produced already strange results. In Switzerland Eng lishmen are dressed so like guides that it is difficult to distinguish them. Even at Brighton the taste for walking-sticks has declared that a perfectly plain bit of ash cut out of the wood and innocent ol scraping and Tarnishing is the most fashionable cane. A silver ornament is allowed near tbe handle as a sort of trade-mark to show that it belongs to a gentleman. Even if the winter of 1874 Bhould be aa inclement as that of 1870, there may yet be days when the 4 camel' would be too warm, and bo less heavy garments have to be prepared. Still, the relations with the animal world will be kept; up. Ladies, when they cannot go out like beasts, will go out like birds. AH trimmings are to be made of feathers cocks' feathers, pheasants' feathers. This plumage is to covor the dresses, but a whole bird will be in the hat. A very fashionable lady may, therefore, assume a parrot s Lead and a peacock's tail." The American Girl in Europe. A writer in the Arcadian epeaks of 44 the American girl abroad" as follows: We have discovered that she can dance and speak French. Let us inquire whether she can talk. Certainly, we have just heard her at the table. She can tell you who was the favorite tenor in New York last season, and who will probably be so next, and compare the principal opera-houses of Europe with the academy of music at home, hue can relate to you the private history of Count Walewski and Baron Rosengar- ten, can tell vou why the former was not received in London society, and what induced Mrs. Bricabrac to refuse her patronage to the latter in New York. She is on intimate terms with the lady who 4 brought out' the Polish exile that made such a sensation among the old Knickerbocker families, and can give you scrappy genealogical informal ion as to the unquestionable possessors of bine blood. She will criticise with frankness 4 Las Idees de Mme. Anbray, and is half a convert to the convictions of the author of 4 Monsieur Alphonse.' She will tell yon, with as near an ap proach to effusion as she ever makes, that she has eighteen bosom friends and correspondents 4 at home,' and read you portions of their letters, 11 you have purchased for her a sufficient number of bonquets and advanced far enough into her good graces. She does not always speak grammatically, having an odd way of confusing the nominative and objectiye ca.' es, and 4 you was' in prefer ence to the plural form of the verb. But she always has plenty to say, aud s indifferent as to where she says it. One of the chief charms of her con versation is the patience and publicity with which she corrects her mother s pronunciation. That unfortunate lady, far from being able to master a solitary word in the French language, has not been capable of coping tuccessfully with the difficulties in her own. But she is never ashamed of her ignorance, and accepts the correction of her more gifted daughter with a meekness that is not without a certain grace. Words of five syllables are her special bugbear, and her alert daughter ia never bo en grossed in the delights of gossip as not to detect the false quantity, trip the de linquent up, and set the fraudulenoy right before the surrounding group." An Interesting Event. We all remember that a thrill of an- em'sh ran nn and down the sninal col umn of the American people when a certain announcement was made soon after the marriage of Edinburg to the czarina. We all know how the daughters of Columbia arose as one man and in dignantly cast back the foul allegation into the teeth of the ailegator, whoever he or she might be. Now, however, we Lave the pleasure to announce that it is all right. England is not absolutely starving for lack of royal family, but will probably be inclined to welcome ttiia Anln-insar.k little strancer. as Mrs. Edinburg's papa is rich and care less, and will be very likely to come down with something handsome on the occasion. It is interesting to know also that the cherub has been born, if not with a silver spoon in its mouth, at 1Qcf with half a dozen in the cunboard. and will not be absolutely destitute of a mug. This is irom reliable autnorrty. Edinburg from this time will have to his Indore-meetiners and Drivate smokes in the club snuggery and con duct htnseif as beeometn tne iatner 01 a family and the aire of a second-hand omanofE Tha czarina is reportei to E be a great rtickler for the proprieties of lifca Vi-.nri. and between them life both the outlook for Edinburg is not so festive as it might be. However, there one comfort, his motner-in-iaw can t oir with him forever, which will at least take from him the temptation to follow the Romanoff example and put a little cold pizen in his old lady's tea- pot. t. Liouvs licpuoucan. The Thirty-five Ton Steam Hammer. Tha errant steam hammer lately built for the royal gun factories, at Wool wich, has been successfully erected and set to work. Being mueh the largest piece of mech: nism of its kind in the world, considerable interest attaches to its performance. The weight of the falling portion is nearly forty tons, and its force of impact is greatly increased by the use of steam to drive it down from the top, the angum ntation being estimated to equal the force represented by allowing the hammer to fall of its own weight, from a height of eighty feet. It has been allowed a striking fall of fifteen feet three inches. The ham mer is forty-five feet high, and covers, with its supports, a base of about 120 square feet. Its weight is about 500 tons above the ground, and the iron used in the foundation below will weigh 665 tons. MAI The Home of Jefferson. A correspondent of the Washington Chronicle who has lately made a pil grim age to Monticello, once the home of Thomas Jenerson, thus describes the mansion inwhich the great statesman dwelt : It is a two-story main building an 1 wings, the former projecting front and rear in immense porticoes of solid stone, the center of the building beiug capped with a plain but ill -lighted dome, On "the ceiling of the front portico is a large compass dial, and immediately over the main door there is set in the wall a large clock, with dials showing inside and out. and there is now exhitu ted a ladder made by Jefferson himself, and with which he wound up the time keeper at stated periods by the weights suspended from pulleys on the walls of either side. The main entrance reall v consists at three double glass doors, all of which can be removed, and you enter a vestibule, octagonal in shape, and pass immediately into a parlor of the same shape. The two aoarlmenta have 11 laid floors of walnut, mahogany aud chf rry, which have yet to be surpassed by any work of the kind in this country. Although they were in constant use in Jefferson's dats, as he always had lots of company, and have been used since, and are still, by picnic and dancirg par ties, they are not watped nor injured in the least, and need, apparently, only soap and water to restore them to their original glossy appearance. There are two small dining rooms, one in each wing, the rest of the building being cut np into small and badly-lighted bed rooms. Ventilation seems to have been buried beneath every other considera tion, as there is no room in the house through which there could be gained direct air current. Tho beds, even, are set in recesses of alcoves in the walls, to form which space and rooms are sacrificed, and the stairways, one in each wing, are so constructed, and of such scant bend that their descent would be perilous in the daytime without a lan tern; A covered way, which is in rather a dilapidated condition, leads from either wing to his librarv and of fice respectively, and an underground pass.ige, through which he made Ins escape from Col. Carleton and the Brit ish cavalry, is shown to visitors. There is suspended in the vestibule a four light lantern, but beyond the old gig- body, in which it is said he used to ride to Charlottesville, there is not an article of furniture or curiosity in the house. The janitor or keeper of the premises is a white man named Thomas Wheeler, who lives in the east wing. He was the overseer for Commodore Levy, the last tenant of the entire mansion, and as the property is now in litigation he remains in charge by sufferance, sustaining himself by what Le can make off the farm and the collections (twenty five cents each) which he demands from visitors. A Journalistic Murderer. The other day a compositor in the Detroit Free Press office got hold of a part of a page of chirography cf G. M D. Bloss, of the Cincinnati Enquirer. It isn't writing at all, but Bloss seems to kick the ink-bottle at a sheet of pa per and then Bend the paper down to the compositors as ed. tonal. Ihis part of a page was used as the foundation of a plot to deliberately destroy a hu man life. A line or two was written above it, Bloss' page marked 44 solid," and it was handed to a 44 jour who had juat struck the office, ne claimed to be 44 lightning on the "set and on reading manuscript, and he set np the introductory line like a whirlwind. When he came down to Bloss he grab bed for a cap 44 A," held it a second, and then dove into the 44 Y" box. Then be threw that back and picked out a dollar mark. No sentence can commence with dollar mark, and the typo paused, spat on his hands, and rested one foot on the cross-bar of his rack. After a moment he grabbed an "ffi,"bnt slowly replaced it, and toyed 'with an italic 44 Z. Then he Fpit on his hands some more, corrugated his brow, and hauled the manuscript under his eyes. It was no go. He held ths page further ofl", close to his nose, slanting to the right, and square before the window, but he couldn't start it, and he knew in his bouI that no other compositor outside the Enquirer could do it. As afternoon faded into twilight be laid the page aside, set up two or three lines out of his head, and then slipped into his coat, said he'd got to go to the depot to see a friend, and he was gone. In his fctick he had set np the words : 44 Tell my mother that I will meet her on the other shore." He probably will. He was seen at the foot of Griswold street, heard to ask if death by drowning wasn't easier than banging, and it is probable that his marble form lies iu the bottom of the cold, green river, while Bloss is a murderer. A Little Game Explained. Mr. Devoy is a conespondent of the San Francisco Chronicle who is ranging around among the blacklewn the line of the Central Pacifio railM-l and tell ing anecdotes about them in !i i paper. Devoy lately told a little story of a three-card monte robbery at Eiko, Ne vada. Some fellow jumped off the train to get a cup of coffee, but changed his mind when he saw a drunken miner in the eating-house tossing about some big nuggets of gold after the manner of a juggler. The fellow did not win tho gold from the drunken miner, but, on the contrary, lost $200, a pair of lady's bracelets and his cup of coffee npon the turn of the card. The drunken miner was not drunk, and was not a miner, but is Johnny Roach, a noted gambler, who is working the road, prosperously plying his profession. The correspon dent insinuates that the employes of the road are in partnership with the gamb lers, and run the trains and scalp the passengers in the interest of the human vultures of the wild region throngh which they pass. At this Johnny Roach, the supposed drunken miner, rises to explain, and defends the employes of the road from the base insinuations of the correspondent. He says, moreover, that the newspaper story of the 44 over land robbers is an infernal lie, and promise to convince .Mr. Devoy of it at some future lime. Roach only wants truth and justice in relation to his little game, and writes like an honest, up right and influential citizen of Nevada. Probably Mr. Devoy will get out of that region before he allows himself to be convinced that he has slandered Johnny Roach and the railroad employes. Plain Diet. This is what children ought on every account to be accustomed to from the first ; it is vastly more for their present health and comfort than little nice things with whioh fond parents are bo often apt to vitiate their appetites and it will save them a great deal of morti fication in after life. If you make it a point to give them the best of every thing ; to pamper them with rich cakes, sweetmeats and sugar plums ; if you al low them to say with a scowl, 44 1 don't like this or that," 44 1 can't eat that," and then go away and make them a lit tle toast, or kill a chicken for their dainty palates depend upon it yon are doing a great injury, not only on the score of denying a full muscle and rosy cheek, but of forming one of the most inconvenient habits that they can carry along with them in after life. When they come to leave you they will not half the time find anything they can eat and thus you will prepare them to to chafing and grumbling through life, the veriest slaves almost iu the world. Mothers, listen and be warned in time, for the time will come when you J VOL. XX. NO. 17. will repent; seeing your sous and daughters make their homes miserable by complaint, and raising their chil dren up in tho same way Rural A'cw Yorker. At Vesuvius. Charles Warren Stoddard, writing to the San Francisco Chronicle of the crater of Vesuvius, says: 44 We all stuffed . our handkerchiefs into our mouths, held our noses, and s'epped np on the very rim of the cone. On one side was a yawning chasm, so filled with vapors that I saw nothing; on the other was the precipitous slope of the moun tain, down which it was easy to cast one s self and slide for two or three hundred feet withont mnch effort. Iu a few moments we had passed the fiery or smoky ordeal, and, coming aroanil the windward side of the cone, wo breathed once more tho delicious air of the morning. We could now approach the craer with ease and look far down into its hideous nay, its beautiful depths. It is very beautiful. The in ner walls are thickly coated with sul phur, and a Pompeiian fresco is not moie brilliant or harmonious than the rich and splendid greens aud rod 9 and yellows that there combine -o decorate thia temple of the furies. Sndden pun's of wind sometimes wafted, the great clouds that were continually ascending from the pit high over our heads, and the sun charging tho sulphurous steams with light, a ghastly gloom was tnrown for a moment over everything. heard the commotion of the elements beneath us ; it was as though the pit wore half hlied with lat, irying ami sizzling; the air was heavily charged with sulphurous pases ; we felt tha heat of the very ground we stood on through the soles of our boots ; in many places we could not touch our Land to the rocks without blistering it. Close by was a hole in the side, a jutting point of lava, into which one of tho guides introduced, without the aid of Lis htaff, a large roll of paper, wLicL no sooner touched the snot that it burst into flame: tbe end of his stick ignited in a few seconds, yet no flames issned from the fiery furnace. The boy brought rce a small bit of of lava, at which I light ed my cigar." The Survey of the Forty-ninth Par allel. . The work of locating the boundary line between the United States and the British North American Possessions has been completed, and the American sur veying party has arrived at St. Paul. Major Twining and his men wcro no companied to Fort Buford by two com panies of infantry, acting as escort. He reports that the British commission started for Pembina overland on their wav to Canada. The loiut work lie tween the United States aud England of marking the boundary line between the United States and British America on the 49th paralled of north latitude was commenced late in the BCason of 1874. But uiuety-on miles were run that season. Lst year the work was resumed, and 408 miles were run, when the survev was snspended again. The party resumed their labors once more last summer, leaving fit, rani in June, Since they have run 300 miles of sur vev. and on September 1st they reached the monument winch mamea tno west ern terminus of the old survey on the summit of the Rocky mountains, thus completing the entire bnnndary line from the ljnke of tho voois to ine snmmit of the Rocky mountains, a dis tance of 859 miles. Along this entire distance at average intervals of three miles the line is marked by Btone pyra mids, ten feet at the base and six feet high. There are no points in conten tion between tho British and American governments, but a year will be required for the engineers to work np their notes before making their report. Maj. Twiuincr will remain in St. Paul a week or two. when he will proceed to Wash- mgton, where ne win esiaoiiHii um nuan and finibh his report. lie will probi bly return to St. Paul next season to superintend planting iron monuments at intervals of a mile along tnat portion of the line between Minnesota and Manitoba. Microscopic Examination of Adultor- ated Milk. It is stated bv Trofs. Zoller and Riss- muller that while laro, medium-sized, aud small round butter globules appear, under the microscope, to nil normal milk, they seem much bss crowded, although present of different size, in railk diluted with water, according to tho degree of dilution. The presence of only medium-sized and small glo bules indicates that tho milk Las been skimmed after standing a Bhort time, wliile milk skimmed after twenty-four hours exhibiis separate groups or the smf-.ll globules only. By standing four hours, under favorable conditions, at a temperature of 04 to ba deg., milk parts with 40 per cent. 01 us laity mut ter, and as much as eighty-eight p r cent, by standing twenty-four hours. The cream in the first place consists chiefly of the larger globules, and is poor in fatty matter ; that in the latter case contains also the mass of the me dium and small globules, and double the fatty matter. A plate with micro scopic illustrations of normal milk and that skimmed after four and twenty-four hours is given by the authors. Where Figs are Raised In this Country. There are some twenty-five varieties of the fig known to tho southern states, of different sizes, and in color white, green, purple, brown and black; all of which doubtless originated from the seeds and cuttings of foreigu varieties from France, Spain or Italy. TLey Lavo gradually become acclimated in the Btato of Teunessee, Northern Ala bama, and tho hardier kinds have been grown successfully as far north as St. Louis, Missouri, and Chillicothe, Ohio, a Mr. Worthingtou, of the latter town, having been very Bucoessful in growing and marketing them in that place. Indeed, in that northern latitndo it is necessary to provide a winter protection for them, which is generally done by cutting the roots entirely off on one side and bending the tree over ana covering with earth. When all danger f freez inar is past, the tree ia righted to its original position and firmly secured to a stout stake. Ih Louisiana and the naghlonDB states all the hardier varieties will suc ceed without any protection. The Writer of St.Elmo. A Mobile letter in the Inter-Ocean savs of the author of hlmo : 4 She is Mrs. Wilson, now, and lives iu a beautiful little chateau in the suburbs. Her husband is a banker of wealth and nfluenoe. and she is a plain, unassum ing lady, about thirty-five years old, I should think. From her appearance one would not imagine she had wres tled wiih Confnciuf, the JSmskrit 1 hil osophers and the ancient' Greeks. Im agine a tall, slender lady, of dark com plexion, black bair, and eyes of an in different color, featnrB plain bnt full of animation and intelligence, and man ners that are at once nuobstrnsive and attractive, and you have this De Stat I of the south. She is seen but little in society, and seldom entertains any bnt mtrmate friends ; but the poor know her well, and the hospitals and institutions for the homeless aud friendless find iu her a local Florence Nightingale." An Indiana woman says if thy have to wash and iron in heaven, she hopes they'll let her remain in Indiana for all time to come. FACTS AND FANCIES. The natnraily slnggihh mm never gets thoroughly aroused until ih time comes to write Lis mother-in-law's epi taph. No man can read alont all tbeeo bnrgluries without a d termination to have Lis wife bleep on tLe front side of the bed. If lifo insurance cnropaiiien Lad hcn in business in Palestine at tho t mi1, wouldn't Me'huvMuh l uvolxen a healthy rifck lifo policy, for instance, Dnnal premium from Lis twentieth to his ttO'Jth year t An exoited railway man who clients into tie cars tho Lfline of the stu'ion, and who hears a grt deal of contp'nxt because the nnmes ar eU it diMit- t ly, wants to ku w if tho pubiio expect tenors at forty dollars a month. An excited railway man, who shout into tho cars the namea-of the ntation, and who hears a grent deal of complaint because the names are called iudiMinct ly, wants to know if the public expects tenors at forty dollars a month. A young man hsi been arrested in New York tor sleeping iu a Handing po sition. He woul 1 BtaiU on me aim for hours at a tietch, with Lit yea closed, and not move a muscla. it ia hereditary. Ilia father was a policeman. In view of the prevalence c f bir.l ou ladies iiais, mis season, wuumu some milliner make a fortune by put fihg on the brim of a hat a whole xul trv yard, with a Loire, looking at it through a etable window? We chargo nothing for the suggestion. A keen-witted servant girl told tb. milkman the other day thst ho gave Lis cows too much salt. 44 How do you know thai ?" said the lactenlist. "Sure I kin tell by tho milk tlt they drink too much water entirely !" mid the girl. The milkman drove i ff in a Lurry. The British museum recently le came poefesm'd of a jacinth, a pireions stone of exceeding rarity. The feci- men is no larger man a pen, nnn, pj the Londou Times "f.uhh(.s and glows with a lustre which em to denote tho presence of fire and flame. " It cost $1,5X). A new toy, lately patented, cotiH-'sts of a figure of a Tamlv with a cipnr holder in his mouth. In the pedestal there is a small bellows. tMrated by clock-work and spring. A nall ripar is lighted and placed iu the holder, mid when the spring is set in motion tho diindy puffs away as natural as lifo un til the cigar ia coi.Humed. Seeds and fruit-cuttings in packages ss largo as four jKuinds now pass through the mails and post-t ftlces at a comparatively low rnto ot jostage. A bnshcl of orchard grass -n-ed weighs fourteen pounds, which may l mailed in four packages for thirtv-two cents to any part of the United States. A religious bixly Laving resolved to build a new church, the psMor went around begging very zealously, ocept ing net only the widow's but the child a mite. In the school, one Sabbath, while inptructing them, Lo compsred Limself toahLepheid. and then inquired what he did wilh Lis flock. One luigl.t eyed little fellow promptly replied, "He shears them I" A strange man, who wanted to go on tbe train, but micsed it, walkol up and down the depot iu a high Mate of excitement, beiatiug himself and evi ry ono else. "I know jast what my wifo will say !" Le exclaimed, as ho walked np and down. "When that train gits thar and she won't see nic, she'll git right up and jumn over chairs and smash crockery and swear I'm off on another drunk I" A Chicago description t Fred Grant: " Among the throng, after Laving exchanged salutations with his parental relations, mingled a stolid looking, snlleu-faced young man. with a faint attempt at a mustache, and cold, lifeless eyes, an ungainly figure, rnd no redeeming feature, upon w hom eyes wero occasionally cast, and persons fre quently addressed as Col. Fred Grant, 4lhe happy man. 44 Six things," ny Hamilton, "the reqninio to create a" Lome. Integrity must b tbe architect, and tidiness ro upholsterer. It must be warmed by af fection, and lighted with cheerfnlm. and industry must le the ventilator, renewing the ntmorpherc, and bringing in fresh salubrity day by dsy. while over all. as a protecting 'glory and can opy, nothing will suffice except the blessing or tiixl. At a teachers' institute in Smttville, Ky., the question arose, 44 Why is it that a pig may drink a bucket full of slop ami then bo placed in the same bucket and not (ill it?" The teacher havimr all failed to give any satisfactory solution, the question was referred to Capt. Oib Mulligan, who at once ren dered his decision that there mimt lisvo been a leak alwtut tho pig. There was no further discussion. now comfortable for a young wife to feed that her husband is a bountiful provider, and that nho will never want for the necessaries of life. A newly married man was recently directed by his wifo to order some yenst, and not having a very well defined idea of tno article, ho told the baker to send hp three dollars' worth. At nine o'clock next morning three men might have been seen tugging a cask of yesst np tho front steps of that man's Lonse. TirpnK is a good deal of w isdom to lo found in the by-ways. A recent Lug- lish book mentions some lines, known as the 44 Seven Conditions." which ap- x-ar beneath a series of old designs to o found in almost every house un both banks of tho Rhine. I he first is tno emperor, who says : 44 I levy tribute." Next comes the noblemsn, who says : I take tithes." The Jew (mcjiiiKVai type of the trader) sars : "I live on . .... ' 1 . 44 ff prolitn. in HnnHT mjb; . . a ran t m. pay for nothing. me 44 1 have nothing." The peasant says: 44 God help me, for these six other men have all to be supjK rted by me." The Gral: Market. There seems to be little doubt now but that England will need double the amount of grain that sho has raised. Usual v Russia caa furnish it cueaiier than we can, but it doe not s-ni to lo the case this year. The probability is Mmt tliro will lie a heavy call 011 us. This Beems so certain to be the ense that Philadelphia, wh'ch Hun now Ix oomo the leadincr nort for the exiortof grain. extensive arrangements are being niado to accommodate the trade. It is to be honed that this idea will be realized. It is just what is needed to revive enr drooping western agricul ture ; and with it, of course, a revival of general trade. It in to le regretted that so many vital lntereMts siiouiu o made to rest on the mere chance of aa European failure, and not npon a steady, regular and certain denmnd. It 1 chiefly on the uncertainty ef the Euro pean market that our agriculture miners ho much. This uncertainty will always exist until we have onr chief market near at home. Some think it is the re liance on this uncertainty which makes our continual panics. iicwever tin may be, it will not make any difference thu year or now. we want an immedi ate market in order to advance price, and if Europe gives us the one now promised, it will be a good thing for us. rxtrncy Weekly JYms. Jackson's Opinion of Newspapers. Gen. Jackson, when president, said to one of Lis fiercest newepaper oppo nents : 44 Send me your cewnpaper. I know that you are opjoed to me, but then I should like to see your paper every day. I want to see how many lies you can tell of me." 44 General, ' said the editor, 44 1 think I do right in opposing yon, and I shall eontinne to do so with all the ability of which I am master." Here wan a man after Jack son's own heart, and he replied with an oath : 44 Sir, send me your paper, for aside from your abuse of me your pa per is a good one. Besides, I never saw a newspaper in which I could not find something worth reading. 44 Jnst bo. No roan can pick np a newspaper without finding something of int-rent. Yon may take the paper and tear it into fragments, and in each fragment you will ee something to amuse or instruct jou."