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3 - - 5 - - S 'J C Sa B. F. SCHWEIER, the oowtwutiw chi cwo-aw tu mnoacmm or TH1 LAWS. Editor and PropHstor. VOL. XXIX. MIFFLINT01TN. JUNIATA COUNTY, PENNA JUNE 23, 1875. NO. 25. ira we meet AGinr. Will yoa know me, will you know ma. In the fair immortal land ? Will yon kim n; lips in welooma And extend your little band ? Will yon know me when I'm coming. And know me when I eome ? Will yon always be my "darling." In our "bleat eternal borne ?" Will your spirit anna enfold me Wben I lay me down to die ? Wlien the sbaJowa gatlier o'er me. And the angel draweth nigh ? Will yon be the first to greet me Wben I reach the other xbore ? Will yoa sing a aong of gladueee When my journeying in o'er ? Will your eyee prow eeft and brighter Yonr voice take a eweeter toue. When yon nee me kneeling by yon, 'IbMiud the Father's great white throne? Will yon know bow I bare loved yon. An we at the portals wait, If I liuger to carem yon, lire we enter in the gate ? Will this love not purify me. In it aanredneaa ao sweet ? Can I take you np aud blew yoa When I find yoa at my feet i Then that bleated meeting will assuage Many days of grief aud paic ; tp iu Heaven, face to face, Iteuuited onre acain. Our Second-Floor Lodger. When John and I first licgan house keeping, we acre doubtful whether to live in atartment.s, or to take a house and let tin-in. "Ae finally dii-ided niton the latter; for as John remarked, lodg ing lionsckeciers were such pilferers that one never knew when one's exten scs cndul; like a lawyer's bill, there were so many items. We Itcgan to fancy- we li.nl chosen ill, however, when the little eiiiliosscd earil hung for three weeks in the little sitting room window without getting one appli cation, save from an old laily in the neighborhood, who, I am cert:un, came only out of curiosity. Hut at the eml of that perioi, an elderly gentleman, in delicate heal ill. calleil to look at them with his niece, anil decided to rent three rooms at once. I was very glad, for they apteared to lie quiet lteoplc anil meeting John with a licarty kiss that evening I told him we were in luck at last. "I am pleas to hear It, my girl," answered John. "Only take my advice; don't le on more friendly terms with them than need lie. Keep to your place. All M-rsons have their little fads aud ieculiarilies, and when these become antagonistic one house ran not hold both iartics. The warmest friendship with lodgers generally turns to the bit terest dislike. .Mrs. Jones, presuming tion Mrs. Krowu's good nature, bor rows her electro tcaitot. She makes a dent in the lid and thus strikes the first nail into the colli ii of their friendship." 1 st.pH'd John's mouth with a niutlin a failing of his hut promised to do as he recommended. That, however, was not so easy. Mr. Fortescue's niece Miss Kathleen Mil hrookc was such a quiet, sweet, amia ble girl, and seemed so alone, that I was irresistibly drawn to her; aud, when we met, always had a little conversation, v hich, I felt sure, gave her considerable pleasure. Indeed, her life was terribly mono tonous. No one visited them ; and Mr. Fortescue, a confirmed invalid and a hard, austere man, was irritable from disiositioii as well as delicate health, and, 1 fear, led his poor niece so weary ing an existence that, I 'magine, when she could get away for a chat with me she found it a wonderful relief. Well, they had been with us nearly a fortnight, when, late one evening, a gentleman called to see the room we had on the second floor hack, aud which he had heard of at the stationer's, lie was very good looking, tall, with a pale fa-e and heavy dark beard aud mous tache. It's very foolish, I know, but I have always been mistrustful of dark beards and moustaches. 1 ear John's face is as smooth as an egg. But the stranger sjMike -nly and fairly enough, gave me reference to his hist landlady and to the tirin where he was employed, while, to clinch the matter, he put down the first two weeks' rent in advam-e, as lie Uhed to come in that night. I felt I ought not to have taken him, but 1 was yet nervous in the part of landlady, and hadn't the courage to refuse. " And w hen, in an hour, he re turned, carrying his own iMirtmauteau, and 1, having lighted him to his room, came back to my own, I could not help speculating a little tremulously iiMii w hat John, who had liecu detained iu the city, would think. John thought 1 had done a very foolish thing, and so terrified me out of my w its by saying our second-floor lodger was nodo'ubt a burglar, w ho, w hen we were in Nil, would break o"li all the cup boards aud drawers with the skeleton kevs and "Jemmy" (yes, that was what John calleil it), which he had concealed iu his xrtiiiaiitcail, that I couldn't get a wink of sleep through the night. I found everything secure, however, the next morning, and our second-floor lodger quietly waiting for his breakfast, lie took it at half past seven, leaving home at eight, and seldom returning until nearly the same hour in the evening, when he rarely went out again, doing this so regularly that John began to leave oft" jesting and terrifying me about "my burglar," and once hapieuing to meet him on the door-step, he asked Mr. Airlie iu to have a cigar and a glass ol ale. Our lodger accepted the invitation, and sat and talked for over an hour, during which I saw John was trying to learn something of him; but ineffec tually. "My dear," I said, smiling, when we Were alone. "I snsect yon know now almut as much about our burglar as 1 do." "Near alout the game," he answered. "He's as close as the two shells of a walnut, Itut I know this " "That he is exceedingly good look ing," 1 broke in. Good looking! Bali! That is all yon women think of." "Exactly, or erhaps I shouldn't have married you, John." That niade him laugh, and getting np, he gave me a kiss for my omplimeut. "Xo," he went on, resuming his scat. "What 1 meant to say was that he lias something upon his mind. Though he can't lie more than 27 at the most, he hasn't a bit of spirit, and talks w ith all the air of a preoccupied man, w ho is ever brooding over some trouble. Per has," said John, extending his slip MTed feet to the tire, "he has robbed, or is altotit to rob, his employers." "John !" I cried, "you horrid mon ster! How can you say such dreadful thingsT It's only out of spite, because 'my burglar' has turned out the very pattern of lodgers." "I stopjwil, checked by a gentle tap at the door. It was Miss Kathleen Mil brooke. Her uncle was asleep, and she bad made an excuse to come down for a chat, I know, poor child ; so, as she was a favorite of John's, I asked her in." When she again went up stairs, after a jMiuse, J oti ii said: 'I say, Meg, suppose Mr. Airlie and that young girl should fall in love"?" "Nonsense, John! Mr. Forteaciie would never hear of it," "Why not?" "Because I am certain, from what I have caugl. here and there, that he is much richer than he lets lie seen. So it is scarcely likely he would permit his niece, w ho is his heiress, to marry a man who has probably robbed his em ployers." "Yon have me there, Meg; so we bail better have supier." What subject is more prolific of ideas to a woman than marriage. John had put a thought into my head, which, though small as a pin's head at first, soon grew to large dimensions. When ever J saw Mr. Airlie I thought of Miss Milhrooke, and whenever 1 saw her, I thought of him, until in my mind, at least, they were united. Aud 1 began to hoiie that what John had "supiiosed" Might be iossible, for the more 1 saw of the two, the more I liked them. 1 hey apieared I mill iu need of happiness, I reflected. One might bring it to the other. But how could it ever lie brought altotit ? Iove at first sight is xissililc. But love at no sight at all is assuredly not; aud owing to his early departure ami late return, Mr. Airlie aud Miss .Milhrooke never met even ujion the stairs. Ask them lioth down to tea," sug gested John, as we sat in our cosy parlor, I at work, and he doing some writing. "Mr. Fortescue would not let her come," I said. "Ask Airlie alone, then, and make an excuse to get her down afterward. At any rate, it will lie a relief to him, seated moping up in that little room every evening, with not a friend with whom to exchange a word." "That might do," I Kiiidcrcd, press ing the tip of my needle thoughtfully to my.lits; then gave such a start that I pricked myself, as I exclaimed : "Good gracious ! John, what is that i " "How can 1 tell, Meg, he answered. rising quickly. "It is Mr. Fortescue's voii-e." "He is quarreling," I exclaimed, in alarm, as I hurried after John to the door. The words which made me start were : V.i, immllnr-itiul own, iwl ..! Ot 0iening the iloor John was aliotit to hasten out; but, abruptly drawing back, motioned me to silence. Then, mute as mice, we listened. Remember, we were lodging-house keepers. "As Heaven is my witness," replied the clear, firm tones of Mr. Airlie, "I never dreamed you were under this roof; or, as I stand here, I would never have placed a foot in it." "You exect me to believe that?" "You must, seeing that I could gain nothing by such proximity to you." "Nothing! nothing! Y'ou sneaking hound! o you think I am blind?" cried the old man; and we heard the stick with which he walked strike sharply on the floor. "Not eain Kath leen, I suppose? How do I know you would not jiersuade her to wed you on the sly and thus rob me of my money? How do I know that you have wl done so? Y'ou are both capable of the trick." "Beware, sir!" ejaculated our lodger, his voice all of a quiver. "Call me what Lyou please all terms arealike to me, coming from such a fathers lips but, by Heaven! you shall not malign that pure, noble girl, who has sacrificed her self to you. When you drove me your son from your doors, I offered to share my home with her, knowing the miser able life to which I left her, but she sacrificed love to gratitude; and, because you had brought her up, poor orphan ! from her cradle, 1 towed her gentle head to your cruel will, and remained nnder your tyrannical rule. Y'ou have used hard words to me, sir, and hard words to her whose memory is dearer to me than life; but 1 have managed to keep my hands oft you. But take care ! there are IkhiihIs to every man's forbearance. Do not sieak ill of Kathleen." "Dare you threaten me?" shrieked the old man. "True son of a shameless mother." "Oh! Heaven, have a care!" and the sound of Mr. Airlie's voice showed the stiiieniloii8 self control he was exerting. "You drove my mother from your roof, as yon drove me." Your mother left it of her own ac cord ; she ran away, the , The word he uttered shall not lie written. It was followed by a loud, fierce cry. and a sound w hich told Mr. Airlie had flown at the sicaker. There was the noise of a struggle, the gasping cries of the old man, blended with his uhsce's screams for assistance. "Help! help!" she shrieked. "Oh, Richard Kichard, let go. Reflect ! He is vour father; he is old he is ill ! You will kill him!" We had rushed up stairs, but ltcfore we reached the lauding, those pleading words of his cousin had calmed the just ire of the man, and his pxssion was again subdued. We found Mr. Fortescue leaning against the drawing-room door, panting for breath, aud half supiorted by Kath leen Milhrooke, whose tearful eyes were turned with compassion tqton Mr. Airlie, who stood apart, with arms folded, his head drooied umiii his chest. "Would you kill me?" gasped the old man as we arrived. "Xo," was the answer, "I would have you live that heaven may soften your heart by a slower approach of death, so that you may on your knees, beg my dear "mother's forgiveness for the ill you have done her in word aud deed. She may pardon you; as yet 1 cannot." At this Mr. Fortescne's fury once more broke forth ; but his niece making John an imploring sign, they managed to hear him back into the room, swear ing terribly against his son, and vowing that he would disinherit his niece if she ever exchanged words with him again. She did, however, for w hen the old man lay exhausted and insensible from his fury, she left us in charge and slipped out to her cousin. When she returned tears were in her eyes, aud I caught these words through the closing door: "My own darling, you are too good for me to blame, though I am the suf ferer. Know I will ever love and watch over you until my death." I exiected after this that Mr. Airlie would leave, and he did that night. He told me bis father was very rich, but almost a madman from a seltisb, jealous teniter; that he had so cruelly treated his w ife that she had been compelled to leave him, when he had cast the most shameful accusations upon her, even after her death, w hich accusations, re peated to his son, had driven him away also. His father, Mr. Airlie added, pos sessed a large estate in levou8hire, and why he lived in apartments he did not know, unless it was an idea of tiding Miss Milbrooke's whereabouts from him her cousin, as he was aware of the strong affection existing lietween them. We were sorry to lose Mr. Airlie, and I could not help promising him that he should be well informed of all that took nlace resnectins Kathleen. "1 his, how ever, I was not able long to do, for the next morning .sir. roriescue gave uic notice of Ids intention to leave directly he could rise from the bed UKn which his unnatural passion had thrown him. But that night the climax came. It was about two In the morning, when 1 was awakened by a terrible smell of fire. Arousing John, we went into the passage, to find it full of smoke. "Merciful heavens!" I cried, ''the house is on fire!" It was so. We thought of our lodgers, and strove to ascend to them, but were driven back by volumes of dark smoke rushing down, through w hich the red glare of flame was visible. The lire was in Mr. Fortescue's rooms. "t h, toor M iss Kathleen !" I shrieked. "Help! help!" I threw the street door open, and filhil the place with my cries for assist ance. I was soon joined in the apieal by M r. Fortescue and his niece from the upier window. They had evidently tried the stairs, and found it impossible to descend. John had just run off to the engine station, when, from the opstsite direc tion, I terceived a man coming toward me. I recognized him at once. "Oh! Mr. Airlie, thank heaven it is yon!" I ejaculated. "Good heaven! what is th matter?" lie asked. - I began to tell him, but the form of Kathleen Milbrookeat the window re lated it quicker than words. In a second her cousin had darted into the burning house. I followed, but already he had van ished up the stairs. One, two minutes, and, blackened, burnt, he was back with Kathleen Mil hrooke. "Oh, dear Kit-hard !" she cried. "My uncle." "Iv not fear; I will save him, if pos sible, darling," he answered, agaiu dis appearing amid the smoke. Three, four, five minutes it seemed now before he des-ended, with the old man wr:ip)ied in the coverlet, and cling ing wildly around bis son's neck. We Ixtre him into the open air, for he seemed half-suffocated and paralyzed with terror. Mr. Airlie rested him on his knee; but Mr. Fortescue would not unclasp his arms from him. His eyes were closed. The crowd gathered. I bade them keep back. The fire-engine rattled up, but I could not leave that group. Abruptly Mr. Fortescue looked up, and his eyes rested upon the blackened features of Mr. Airlie. He started violently, then exclaimed : "Richard! Was it you then, who saved me?" "I was so fortunate," he answered quietly. "Y'ou are in no danger now, sir." There was a pause. The old man never removed his gaze. Then I saw a great change come over his features. "Richard," he said, in a low voice, "can you fortrive?" "Yes, father; but, rather, ask it of her;" and he pointed upward. "I do 1 have, when in yonder awful room. Mary, jiardoii !" he murmured, lifting his eyes. Afterward he added, anxiously : "My will my will ! It is there burnt! Thank heaven for that." He made an effort to turn toward the burning house, and in the effort fell back on his son's shoulder dead. I have no more to say. The will be ing burnt, of course Richard Fortescue alias Airlie, succeeded to his father's property, and also married his cousin, Miss Milhrooke. They now reside in Devonshire, and when we pay a visit there which we do frequently we always are sure of a hearty welcome from the family of our second-floor lodger. Oliver Wewdell If Lews Onr landlady's daughter is a yonng I;uly of some pretensions to gentility. She wears her bonnet well back npon her head, which is knows to all to be a mark of high breeding. She wears her trams very long, as the great Indies do in K.urope. To be sure, their dresses are so made only to sweep the tapintrietl floors of chateau aud pal aces, as those odious aristocrats of the other side do not go dragging through the mud in silks aud satins, but for sooth, must ride in coaches w hen they are iu full dress. It is true that con sidering various habits of the American people, also the little accidents which the best kept sidewalks are liable to, a lady who has swept a mile of them is not exactly in such a condition that one would cam to lie her neighltor. But confound the wake-bclieve women we have turned loose, on our streets! Where do they come from T Not out of Boston parlors, I trust. Why, there isn't a beast or a turd that would drag iu tail through the dirt in the way these creatures do their dresses. Be cause a Queen or a Duchess wears louir robes on great occasions, a maid of all work or a factory girl thinks she must make herself a nuisance by trailing altotit with her tah ! that's what I call getting vulgarity into your boues aud marrow. Makiugltelieve what you are not, is the esseuce of vulgarity. Show over dirt is one attribute of vulvar people. If any mau can walk behind one of these women and see what she rakes up as she goes, and not feel squea mish, he lias a tough stomach. I would n't let one 'em iu to my room without serving I hem as David served Saul at the cave in the wilderness cut oil' his skirts, sir, cut off his skirl, Dout tell me that a true lady ever sacrifices the duty of keeping all about her sweet and clean to the wish of making a vul gar show. I wou't believe it of a lady. There are some things that no fashion lias a right to touch, and cleanliness is one of those things. If a woman wishes to show that her husbaud or father has got money, which he wants aud means to spend, lint does'ut know how, let Iter buy a yard or two of silk and pin it to her dress when she goes out to walk, but let her unpin it before she Koes into the house. The 1'roettor at the I'.reakfMt Table. Hew t Oct Aloaa;. Don't stop to tell stories in business hours. If yon have a place of business,, be found there when'wantcd. Xo man can get rich by sitting around the stores and saloons. Never fool in business mailers. Have order, system, regularity, and also promptness. Do not meddle with business yoa know nothing of. o not kick every one in yonr path. More miles ran lie made in one day by going steadily than by stopping. Fay as you go. A man of honor respects Lis word as he does his bond. Help others when yoa can, bat never give what yoa cannot afford because it is fashionable. Learn to say No. No necessity of snapping it out dog-fashion, bat say it firmly and respectfully. Use yonr own brains rather than those of others. Learn to think and act for yonrself. Keep ahead rather than behind the times. EA . A DeaerlptlM ar Ik Hew SeUls at tap Mmy. The far-famed Cane May is at the extreme southern end of the State of New Jersey although Cape May City and Cape May I'oint are constantly con founded, notwitlwtanding the fact that there is a distance of about two miles lietween these places. It has been a matter of surprise that some one had not erected even a small cottage for guests at this I'oint, and a good reason can scarcely tie riven. Several years ago a numlier of New York gentlemen undertook to organize a company for the development of this Site, but the enter prise was abandoned for the want of sumclent runils, i ears came and went, leaving Cape May I'oint the same dreary wilderness, until this Spring, when Mr. Alexander Wliilhlin, (the well-known enterprising Wool Merchant of No. 20 South Front Street, Philadelphia,) be came inspired with the idea than an luiitrMirated Company might establish at this spot a Sea-Side Resort, where the care-woru and weary Minister, the Merchant, the Professional Man. aud the Artisan could recuperate their ener gies and senl a portion, if not all, of their summer months away from the heated city, in the enjoyment of liberty ami the pursuit of happiness. To this end an organization was immediately effected, under the title of the "Sea Grove Association." Mr. Whilldin was chosen President, and contracts were at once entered into for laying out the town, grading the streets, building a large hotel, also a number of pretty cottages aud a magnificent Pavillion to be dedicated to religious service. These operations were accordingly commenced in the latter part of the mouth of March, of this year (1M75), and behold the change! What was then a complete wilderness is now a most beautiful village, with fine wide avenues, that would do honor to a city, diverging from the Pavillion as a centre, aud ex tending to the Ocean on the east, to the Point at the south, to the Bay on the west, and the lovely Fresh Water Lake on the north, around which a fine car riage road is now completed. At regu lar intervals these avenues are inter sected by streets, varying in width from 50 to 100 feet, which extend in a some what circuitous form around the centre until the Beach Avenue is reached; this fine drive is being rapidly pushed to completion and will make, wben fin ished, one continuous carriage way from the upper end of Cape May City around the I'oint to the Beach on Delaware Bay, thence on to the Steamboat Landing. We can imagine no more elegant ride than along this magnificent Beach Just as the suu is setting across the Bay. The Hotel is located on the ocean side of the town directly at the shore; it is a commodious building, containing about 124 rooms, and will be under the very best of inanagemeut. The lots upon the main avenues will be sold for the erection of dwellings, the intention of the Association being to avoid, if possible, the erection of any store buildings upon the avenues lead ing from the Pavillion. There are cross streets of sufficient width for business purposes, as there are none of less than 50 feet wide within the present limits of Sea Grove. A very fine cottage has just been com pleted iu which Mr. Whilldin and his family expect to spend their summer. Mr. John Wanamaker, (with whom nearly jill mankind are directly or indi rectly acquainted through their knowl edge of his mammoth Oak Hall Clothing Establishment at Sixth and Market Streets, Philadelphia), is now erecting a handsome dwelling house on the Beach, very near the point. A number of lots have been purchased by Phila delphia who are now busily preparing for a pleasant sojourn by the Sea. The West Jersey" Railroad Company has arranged to grant special privileges to those who erect cottages at Sea Grove this season. The organization of a Ilorse Car Com pany is talked of, which will run ears at regular intervals from the West Jersey Railroad Lepot to the Steamboat Landing, a distance of two and a half miles upon the Turnpike Koad, which passes directly along the northern edge of Sea Grovh. This road has lately been thoroughly repaired. Iu our estimation, with the present courteous management aud the constant improvement that Is exhibited on every side, the town of Sea Grove will become none other than the J-atorite Sea-slue Resort for all who seek a quiet Summer Retreat from the cares and burdens of a business or professional life. II. S. J. Hereditary Uxalil. The lives of the mothers of great men form an iinitortaiit branch of biographi cal literature: and it is usual, even in the paternal line, to hud traces or here ditary taste or talent tending toward original production. The mute, inglo rious Milton ntiils a glorious tongue in his great-grandson : the great statesman is the heir of the village Hampden. The theory, though more than merely prob able, is by its n at n re incapable of ex haustive proof: but instances are noto rious enough to found thereon a reason able assumption that family talent pre cedes individual genius even if the ten dency has never made itself conspicu ous, or, like the gout, has passed over a generation or two here and there. But, on the other hand, it is yet more certain that genius, like the blossom with its fruit, closes while it crowns the family tree. The man of talent is the ancestor of the man of genius, but the man of genius is the ancestor either of nobodies or of nobody. IVscendaiits of great authors, painters aud musicians, who lived two or three generations ago, are hardly to be found. While the families of great soldiers and statesmen swarm, there is scarcely a man in Euroe who can boast of a great poet or other artist in the direct line of his pedigree: prob ably there is not even one who can boast of two such forefathers. The rough stem runs into the leaf, the leaf to the flower, and the flower to the fruit of good work, or to seed. To pursue the analogy to its end, the full beauty and productiveness of imaginative geniuscorresond to the effect ol decay ing vitality. Popular Science Mmthlf. ilMlsw Milk. The process of gilding silk, now nsed in some of the European tiusel facto ries, is thus descrilied : It is first es sential that the silk be of supenor aiiality, (rce from knots and roughness. The gum must be boiled out of it and it mast be tinged to the shade of alight orange ; it is then wound on bobbins, the end of the thread being passed over a wire, and subsequently nnder a roller which works In a trough containing a glutinous but transparent liquid. It is now made to pass over a reel attached to an eudless screw or threaded spindle so arranged that it lays on a brass cyl inder the thread of silk as cords are wound roaud the handle of a whip, without over lapping, until the cylinder is completely covered with the silk, wben the thread is broken. The length of the skein of thread depends, there fore, upon the size of the cylinder and fineness of the thread, bat the cylinder cannot tie of a size larger than can be spanned by a single leaf of gold. The cylinder beina: covered with silk in a rummy state, the book with the gold leaf is opened and laid on the palm of the hand ; the niachiue something like a turning lathe is moved ; the edge of the leaf is made to touch the gummed ilk, and it is quickly drawn round the cylinder covering the silk. This is re peated until the entire surface of the roller is covered with gold leaf. The next operation consists in fastening a piece of cloth or washed leather upon a slip ot wood, something like a razor strop ; the roller is turned round and the strop Dressed firmly upon the leaf. which not only attaches the latter closer to the silk, but separates it be tween each two windings of the finest thread. Thus one side of the finest thread is gilded. If gold or green, or any other color, is desired in combina tion, it is only necessary first to dye the thread the required color, and then, bv gilding one side, the combination wished isaecuied. To gild the entire thread, it is simply necessary to wiutl the half gilded thread on to another roller. The overworked f Bwalaeaa. The London SnuiUtru J!efnl, in an in teresting article on "Overwork," gives the following graphic picture of the business man who is overtasking his powers : "Sooner or later he finds that his work has become an eliort, a toil rather than a delight ; the last hour has be come a strain only maintained by de lenninatiou ; a sense of exhaustion and fatigue euveloites his closure of the day's work, and the hist columns of figures have presented difficulties hith erto unknown, and the last pile of let ters has seemed more trying than of yore. Anything new, or an unwonted character, making Siecial demands Utou the higher faculties, liccomes arduous and distasteful, revealing the fact that the higher powers are first commencing to give way, to announce their inabil ity; while the mere routine matters, which have almost ltecoine automatic, or even habitual, can still be effectively discharged. But iu time even their lower processes are affected, and the last half hour at the ollice is a distinct trial, and is followed by a new sense of exhaustion. There is a certain amount of irritability combined with the sense of exhaustion, that irritability which is ever found along with the exhaustion of nerve matter ; this irritation, some times almost amounting to exaltation, marks the commencement of nervous exhaustion and failure. While work seems to become more irksome, the usual sources of pleasure no longer af ford their wonted solace and satisfac tion. There is a heightened suscepti bility to any little trivial annoy am e, domestic matters are felt more keenly, the dinner is not so satisfactory, the children are noisy ; the more necessity for rest, and the more distinct the crav ing for comfort and quiet, the less seems forthcoming. There is an emo tional exaltation which reveals the irri tability of the exhausted nerve centers; the newspaper Is stupid and uninterest ing, the piano wants tuning, servants are deteriorating, children are less obe dient and wives less sympathizing than of yore. The miud is as sensitive as is the skin after a blister; the slightest touch produces pain." Paisley Peeta. Perhaps the town of Paisley, in Scot laud, is less known in America for its poetry than for its shawls. A friend once said that a lady of Boston, sailing with him on a Canard steamer to Eng land, informed him that she intended to visit Scotland, for the purpose of buy ing "a genuine Paisley shawl from Mr. Paisley himself." But Paisley has the deserved reputation of having pro duced more poets than any other dozen towns in the world. Many of these poets are yet unknown to fame, but some of them have a world-wide celebrity. Of the latter is Robert Tan naliill, whose centenary his native town has lately celebrated. Like most of the Paisley poets, he was a hand-loom weaver a sensitive, shy, brooding, meditative man ; but as true a poet as ever li veil. There never was a sweeter picture than that which he drew of his Jeannie." Yoa mmB? rosebud dttwa tlte bowa Juat ninc frvMb anl liouiiy. Blink Wti Wttb Um- luuM Ituiltfll Aud aran-vly arvu ly iiuy ; Htr swm anifcbit brr UAtivt bill. HMrurvly IttmHua BJJP Jrauuie. Hair fair and mmj than nmy May, The Sowar ul arraulvetue 1 He was nnhappy and melancholy in his life, and he killed himself iu a tit of despondency caused by the rejection of his poems by a publisher : but wherever Scotchmen live bis fame survives and his songs are suug. WLuU'a tm m ManaeT A writer says: All names are origin ally significant, and were always be stowed by the ancients with regard to their well understood meaning. Some times they were commemorative of some incident or circumstance con nected with the birth of the individual hearing them ; as, Thomas, a twin ; Mai us, May (applied to one bom in the mouth); Sept i mi us, the seventh, &e. In other cases they were expressive of the aspirations, desires, or hopes of the parents ; as, Victor, one who conquers; Felix, happy ; Benedict, blessed. Not untxequeutfy they were descriptive of Personal qualities, as Macras, tall; yrrbns, ruddy; Rufas, red haired. Names are as significant now as they were in the days of Plato, anil as im portant, bnt are frequently ignorant ly or carelessly applied, thus making our personal nomenclature worse than meaningless. "A man with the name of George or Thomas," Leigh Hunt ob serves, "mightas well, to all miilcrato!! purposes, be called spoon or hatband !" Blanche is now anything butt lie flaxen haired blonde which her name indi cates. Isabel is no longer brown. Cecilia (gray-eyed) belies her name, and "lets fly the arrows of love" from eyes of heavenly blue. eaJ Aaerdote. When Her Majesty's Ship "Zealous' was off Vancouver's Island in IMiKi, the captain and oue of the midshipmen bought two yonng seals from a native canoe that came alongside. They were so very young that they had to be fed on milk, out of as old soda-water bottle, which they sucked through a bit of wash-leather tied round the cork. At this time they were about three feet long, and soon became the most affec tionate little creatures imaginable. The midshipman used to keep this bottle inside the breast pocket of his coat, aud directly he came on deck the little seal would flap alonr the gangway to him as fast as it could go, and when taken np in its master's arms would make a noise like a child, aud at once poke its none inside the coat to try and get at the bottle. We nsed to take him down the caddy and pat him into the water, when he would swim altoitt for a long time, and then come hack to be taken np and put to bed, which con sisted of aome wet swabs iu the gang way. The poor little thing, however, was not in bis element, and died after a week or ten days. The captain's was more fortunate, and managed to survive his brother three weeks or more, daring which time be became wonderfujly tame, his master never showing himself on deck bat what the seal would make desperate efforts to get to him, the while making the before mentioned childish cry. lie also was kept on milk, but used to live in the main cbaius (a sort of platform outside the ship abreast of each mast), aud when be wanted a swim be used to roll oft, notwitluttaud ing the height was at least seventeen feet. The noise of the splash always attracted the atteutiou of the officer of the watch, or quartermaster, who gen erally used to look out for him ; ami after his swimming about round the ship he would come to the accommoda tion ladder to be taken np and put to bed. A boat hardly ever left the ship but what this affectionate little animal would follow it, aud after waiting till it left the shore swim after it on board. He was a source of great amusement to us, and we used to lean over the ship's sides to watch bis gambols iu the water alongside. Animal World. Tk Hlsry of aSaallaw. The "swallow flying .South' was en trusted with a very pretty message from her destined husband to Tenny son's wilful princes. I'topian swal lows, no doubt, transmit all such com munications faithfully, hut iu this prosaic world they usually come anil go unweighted even with such light gear as lovers' vows, tine, however, lately knocked at the window of a peas ant farmer in a village in one of the N'ortheru departments of France to de liver a note. On being admitted in a very exhausted condition it perched niMiti the chimney-piece where it al lowed itsel f to lie examined and han dled, when it was discovered that the little harbinger of summer hail a red ribbon round his neck to which a pam-r was attached. This, on lieiug unfolded proved to he an apieal on behalf of the bird from a member of a household iu Italy, whose home it had visited for six years. Iu olicdience to the wishes of its distant protector the swallow was caressed, warmed, and fed, and a green ribbon substituted for the di-o-ratiou it had received in Italy. Then, and not till then, the bird exhibited symptoms of impatience ; it was set at liberty, flew out of the wiudow, aud, although it remained in the neighbor hood of the farm, never again made any attempt to commnuicate with the inmates. The locality from which it came being, as it apicared from the note, in the neighborhood of Mount Vesuvius, the occurrence is worthy of the attention of ornithologists as a con tribution to the data on which to de cide the length and direction of the flight of migratory birds. A Veritable Wlavas Eater. John Miller, a native of Prussia, who came to America in 1867, after more than ten years' service in the iTitssian army, and now a resident of La Salle, Illinois, is a glass eater. Incredible as the statement may seem, it is neverthe less literally and strictly true. Pound d or otherwise crushed glass, however kindly compounded with other and more palatable and digestible sub stances, is commonly regarded as a fatal diet for rats, and has never been recommended by physicians and sani tary boards as an element ot hygienic regimen for human beings, but the ex perience of the hero of this sketch proves that he, at least, can eat glass with impunity, whatever may be the fate of rodents indulging in such a diet. For a small wager he will chew and swallow a 7x9 pane of window glass or a beer mug, excepting only the bottom and handle, on the solidity of which latter he is slightly averse to exercising the strength of his jaws or the reliability of his molars. There is no slight-of-liaud or trick of deception in the per formance; numerous respectable wit nesses will attest that they have seen him bite oat moiithfuls from panes of glass, chew it, show it to them in the process of mastication, and then swallow it, following it with a draught of beer. He was about fourteen years of age, he says, when he first attempted a vitreous meal ; he lias often repeated it since, aud bis teeth are none the worse for such service, lie estimates that during the last two years he has eaten au average of ten pounds of glass per annum. Little rrajarera. "I am fond of children," said the late Dr. Binuey. "I think them the poetry of the world, the fresh flowers of our hearts and homes little conjurers, with their 'natural magic evoking by their spells what delights ami enrichens all ranks and equalizes the different classes of society. "Only think, if there was never any thing anywhere to be seen but great grown-up men and women! How we should long for a sight of a little child ! Every infant comes into the world likea delegated prophet, the harbinger and herald of good tidings, whose ollice it is to turn the fathers to the children,' and to draw 'the disoltedient to the wis dom of the just,' A child softens and purities the heart, wariuiiigainl melting it by its gentle presence; it enriches the soul by new feelings, awakens within what is favorable to virtue. It is a beam of life.a fountain of love,a teacher whose lessons few could resist. Infants recall us from much that engenders and encourages selfishness, freezes the af fections, roughens the manners, indu rates the heart: they brighten the home deeten hive, invigorate exertions,infnse courage, and vivify anil sustain the charities of life." Fatle of the AatMtlea. St. Matthew is supposed to have suf fered martyrdom, or was put to death by the sword, at the city of Ethiopia. St Mark was d lagged through the streets of Alexandria, in Egypt till he expired. St. f-nke was hanged upon an olive tree in Greece. St- John was put into a cauldron of boiling oil, at Koine. aud escam-d death. He afterwards died a natural death at Ephesiis, in Asia. St. James the Great was Itt-headcd at Jerusalem. St. James the leas was thrown from a pinnacle or wing of the temple, and then beaten to death with a fuller's club. St. Philip was hanged np against a pillar at ilierapolis, a city of Phrygia. St, Bartholomew was flayed alive by the command of a Itarbaroiis king. St. Andrew was bound to a cross, whence he preached to the people till he expired. Su I'houias was rnn through the body with a Lance, near Milipar, iu the East Indies. VlMtS. There were the great Scripture giants Goliali anil Og. the former was six cubits and a Span high ( I. Samnel.xyii, 4), variously estimated to be from nine feet six to twelve feet. Og is supposed to have been even taller, from the fact that his bedstead is mentioned in Deut, iii, 2. as being "nine cubits long." Daring the reign of Angustits Caesar we read of two giants, Idusio and Se cundilla who were each ten feet high, and after their death their bodies were kept for a long time as a wonder. During the reign of Yitellius he sent Darius as a hostage to Rome with pres ents, and among these was a Jew by the name of Eleazar, who was ten feet two incites high. Gabara, the Arabian giant, was nine feet high. The Empe ror Maximas was eight feet and six inches high. Jacobus Damiuni was eight feet; William Evans, seven feet six inches high. TOCTHIr CVLCIS. The Tiro Little K.t hbit. Sometimes when Johnny climbs np in mamma's lap be likes to hear this story : i uce there was a good little boy who went out to bis uucle's in the country to spend the day, anil when he came home his nncle gave him two beautiful little rabbits, oue white and oue gray. The boy, feeling as happy as a little kiug. brought them home, and when be saw his mamma at the door watching for him he called out : "( h, mamma ! See my two beautiful rabbits ! And his mamma said, "Why, what pretty creatures they are! Put them out iu the yard and let them run around in the green grass." So the boy put them down in the grassy yard'. It was a great, big, splendid yard bigger than Judge Cook's. Aud the two little rabbits ran up aud down, all around, till by-and-by they came to a clover bank over in one corner, and they thought that would be just the place to build their bouses. So they went to work ami dug anil dug away down into the ground till they had made their houses, with little round holes for doors, oieuing out in the clover bauk, one house ftr the gray rabbit and one bouse for the white ratt bit. There they could sleep nights, and there they could run if anyliody frightened them, or if a dog chased them. So if any strange person went out to the clover bank to see the two little rabbits, and they were afraid of him, they would run so fast that all he could see Would be a short, white tail going down one hole and a short, gray tail going dowu theother. But if he wanted to see them very much he could go aud sit down on a bench nnder the apple tree aud keep very still, uot saying one word, nor moving, only itecping around once in a while ; and then, by-and by he would see a white head, coining np out of one hole and a gray head out of the other, and in a minute more there would be the two little rabbits jumping about among the clover blossoms, with their long ears standing right up straight. But they never were afraid when the boy came. He would pick cabbage leaves antl lettuce leaves till his hands were full, and then he would go out ami call, "Bunny, Bunny, Bunny, Bun, ISuii, Bunny !" And then the two little rabbits would run as fast as they could aud reach up to the boy's hands, and eat the cabbage leaves and lettuce leaves till they ate them all np. But one day the white rabbit thought he would like some green currant leaves. There was a very nice currant bush, full of tender, green leaves, away over in the furthest corner of the yard, and there he went and began to nibble. He was having a beautiful time, when all of a sudden a great vellow cat jumtied over the fence from the next yard, the moment the cat reached the ground she smelt there wasa rabbit somewhere around, and oh, how she wauted to catch him! She pricked np her ears, but she couldn't hear any thing, for the poor little rabbit kept just as still as he could, and then she looked all around, bnt she couldn't see anything, for the rabbit was hid behind the thick green currant bush. So then she began to smell with her nose, and I don't know but that she would have found him, only just then a girl came to the door of the house where the cat lived. She had a saucer ot milk in her hand, and she called out in a loud voice : "Kitty, Kitty, Kitty, Kit, Kit, Kitty! come and get your milk." So then the cat jumped right over the fence again, and ran into the house to get her milk. Aud the white rabbit came oat all of a tremble from nnder the green currant bush, and ran back to his bole in the clover bauk as fast as ever he could ; and the gray rabbit was rery glad to see him coming home safe. This is all of the story about the two rabbits. Truth ami Falsehood. "Willie, why were you gone so long for the water I ' asked the teacher of a little boy. "We spilled it. and had to go back and till the bucket again, was the prompt reply ; but the bright, noble face was a shade less bright, less noble, than usual, aud tiie eyes dropped be neath the teacher's gaze. The teacher crossed the room and stoid by another, who had beeu Willie's companion. "Freddy, were you not gone for the water longer than was necessary V For an instant Freddy's eyes were fixed on the floor, and his face wore a troubled look. But it was ouly for au instant he looked frankly up to bis teacher's face. "Yes, ma'am.' he bravely answered ; "we met little lUrry liraden, and stopped to play with him, and then we spilled the water ou puritose and had to go back." Little friends, what was the differ ence in the answers of the two boys T Neither of them told anything that was not strictly true. Which one of them do you think the teacher trusted more fully after that T And which was the happier of the two f A Skeleton in Erery Ifme. The fol lowing conversation was overheard the other day among a lot of schoolgirls, who congregated in front of a house. Each one in turn apiieared to be hold ing up the domestic skeleton which attlicted their several homes. One told how her little brother bad broken his leg ; aunt her altotit how sick her mot her was, anil still another told ahont how drunk her father would come home every night. In short, they all appeared to hare some grief to hold np all but one litt le beauty, who seemed only unhappy to think there was uolliing that she could tell to excite the envy or sympathy of the rest, Siie listen i-l to the recital of all these troubles as long as she could, and finally she expressed herself iu this way : "Well, girls, we all have our troubles. Some have sick brothers aud drunken fathers, ami ugly mothers. Some of us have got measles, and small pox, anil scrofula. We've got something awful in onr family." "What is it P asked several. "My little brother Benny's left handed." There was a panic in a Paris street over the conduct of a niagnitu-ent re triever in front of a wiudow of a dealer in picture frames. He jumped, yelled, harked, tried to throw himself through the glass: and he was mad, of course. They were about to kill him but a phi losopher interfered. It seemed to him that all these eccentricities of the dog had relation to a portrait in the wiudow. So it proved. All this was joy at sight o tne punnui, ot tauy. i naa iiuiy lived in Marseilles, and the dog hail been stolen from her many months be fore. Strange chance to 'find its way home by the picture placed there casu ally to exhibit the frame. Train says : There are four varieties in society ; lovers, the ambitious, ob servers and fools. I be fools are the happiest. An Executive Committee of 123 of the most prominent ladies in St, Louis, headed by Mrs. General Sherman, has been formed to assist in the Philadelphia Centennial enterprise. KEW3 Uf B&H7. Joe Jefferson is going to Euroie where he proposes to remain two years. The Michigan legislature appropri ated $IM,000 to the university of Ann Arlmr. The celebration of the next Fourth of July in Bostou is to cot the city $15,000. Ossian E. Dodge, so the gossips say is about to marry Mrs. McFarlaud Richardsou. The Pension Office is to be reorgan ized on the 1st of July, and 50 clerks will be discharged. II. II. Wood, a prominent young actor of Cincinnati, is going to leave the stage for the pulpit, Governor Tilden will spend a por tion of the summer at I-ake Mahopac, where his sister has a cottage. Jen. McClellan, who has been spending the winter upon the Upper Nile, will return home in July. The number of women members of the Patrons of industry, in the United Slates, is said to be at least 700.000. A female bill-poster Is doing an ex tensive business in New York. The sex was always good at running up bills. llerschel V. Johnson, who ran on the Presidential ticket with Douglas, is uuw a county judge in Georgia, ami quite old. Ill addition t his other qualifica tions, Hon. .Mr. Meloiiald the new gov ernor of Ontario, has "three charming daughters." Thirty thousand dollars have been raised by the actors throughout the country for a fund for the family of the late Din P.rvant. The Grind Master of Free Masons in Iowa has decided that dancing iu the Islge room is inconsistent with the gissl of the Craft, A commission has lieen appointed by Hie Treasury Department to investi gate the allege! frauds in the building of the Chicago Custom House. The new five cent stamp to tie used for international Mtstage under the late Iterne treaty has unoii' it a picture of Gen. Zachary Taylor, in full uniform. Has anybody remarked the curious coincidence that the Schiller was lost on the anniversary of the day. May 9, on which, in 1S05, the poet whose name she bore died. The Chinese Government has en gaged the ex-Con federate, Gen. Ripley to construct works, on an extensive scale for the defeuse of its coast and principal rivers. Representative Small of South Car olina has been ar.tsted on a charge of complicity in the State sinking fund frauds. He has given bail aud declare that he is innocent. Mrs. Cornelia Irinr, the widow of Charles Loring, w ho shared with Bu rns Ihoate the leadership of the bar of Massachusetts 2J years ago, has just died at Florence in Italy. The friends of Gen. Grant are now urging him to write a book in reply to Sherman's. There are thousands of young men who would gladly correct his grammar at a small salary. Brigham Young has been sick for the last two weeks ami unable to re ceive visitors. The Mormon temple at St. George is nearly completed, and over tiOO persons are employed upon it. The commissioner of the general land office at Washington has issued a circular, givingcertaiii privileges to and extending the time of preemptors, who have sittlered by tint ravages or grass hoppers. The desertions from the I". S. army from July 1st, 1S7J, to June 3th 1174, were t.tiOt!, and re-enlistments W.K For the ten months ending April 30th, 1.175, the desertions were 17JI, and re-enlist ments, 177'J. A coroner's inquest in Boston wound up with a supper and musical entertain ment, A corpse must have an aitiieti- zing effect upon the Boston ian equal to that of a fat and slick missionary upon aSauilwich Islander. George Alfred Townsen.l says of Theodore Tilton: "I-t him coniMtsea Is-aiitiful epitaph, reteat it to Mrs. Woodhutl and a few hundred more sym pathetic old maids and vrass-wiitows. and then get under it." Col. Roliert M. and Stephen A. Ihniglas, sons of the late Stephen A. I Imnrl-w Itrive rMvivhl fr.tii tli. t'.mrt of Tunis an award for 1 1."7 bales of cotton, $2.i!l,iiU. seized in the State of Mississippi on the maternal plantation. George Grant, the fiimiiler of Vic toria colony, Kansas, owns the largest farm in the world, embracing ."i7'i,'Hl acres. He has just wintered 7,00" sheep with a litss of only one percent, lb has $j:iO,inni invested in dilfereut kinds of Slock. I.ucretir Borgia's autograph sold for $10 the other day; that of Madamn de Poiiiiailour for $:!."; of Eafoiitaiue for $lo!; of Peter the Great for :l ; of Ko- hesitierre ftr i'il? nf Vsliiirriu fitrftll and ot Marat, Robespierre, and Vol taire, ror 2M each. Mr. Alvan Clarke, the noted tele scote manufacturer of Camhridgeport. is now engaged oti three powerful in struments One for the Austrian gov ernment, one for the Piitchanl Institute in Missouri, and the third for Ioctor Draper, of New Y'ork city. Bull Run Russell, of the London Tiuwt' Mr. Forties, of the .Ww; Mr. Edwin Arnold, of the Trlr-jmpk : and Mr. Henry of the Sl.imhtnl, are about to make a little trip to India. They have kindly consented to allow the Prince of Wales to accompany them. The President of the Board. .f Trade Philadelphia has stated that any terson within a radius of one hundred miles of Philadelphia would lie enabled to at tend the Centennial Exhibition,view the wonders, and return home, and the whole trip would not cost more than five dollars. A slight instance of justice to the Indians is reMrted from Indian Terri tory. Major I ii gal Is, agent ot the Semi nole Nation, has just repaid these Indi ans $ lo.noo due them on a land sale Iu 1SsJ. The money was unlawfully kept from them, and should have been paid with interest, but our magnificent Ad ministration does not pay interest to Indians. The law in relation to the prepay ment of iMwtage on newspapers at the ollice where "published, which came into operation Jan. 1, will materiaHy reduce the Income hitherto derived from that source. Erotn the estimates made, it is thought that not more than half the amount will be realized from postage on this class of matter as was received under the old law. Dr. William Clark, paleontologist of the Smithsonian Institute for Tennes see, has found, 16 feet below the top of some mounds, near Franklin, somecbalk beds, once glazed red, two copper bob bin with hempen or flaxen thread around them, and the representation of an idol indented on copper-plate metal, much corroded. He says they must have been the work of Aztecs, or at least of civilized people. i .