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I feel like one who's busted,
I felt my back.hair dander riz
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lie said my usefthlnes was o'er
In that sphere especial,
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To come out and refresh all
Roand; that's how he played it.
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In being ornamental;
But even credit in excess,
Was more than departmental
Human virtue's up to.
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And be regenerated;
Would willingly lndorea my worth.
But see my venerated
Lyee cerulean sable.
He mentioned thea he'd bought a half
A share of stock-and laughed, did
He of old Sen. sandstone.
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My Sal was fondly cherished ;
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8o loved, so early perished -
My little Sal-ary.
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A Tale Teld Out of Schli.
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"First person I love, second person thou
lovest, third person he loves, drawled the
bead boy in the class. The next, a little
girl took it up promptly, "Plural-First
person we love, second person you love,
third person they love."
"And we all love." '
The interruption came in a whisper loud
enough to be heard all over the room. caus
ingthe older boys and girls to giggle; and
the teacher, Miss Olive Burnett, looked up
quickly, glancing along the row of scholars
on the backseat-yoang men and women
for this was a country soboot, and in the
winter. She had come to look for trouble
in that quarter. Every day some fresh
aggravation. some new infringement of the
rules and offense gainst the discipline,
made it hard work for her, a girl of eighteen,
to maintain her authority over forty turbo
lent spirits, constantly incited to insubordi
nation by the example of their acknowl
edged leader Scott Goldriok.
He sat there, at the further end of the
beach, quite in the corner, a good looking
young man of twenty, with early chestnut
hair, and mutinous curve of the lip, with
head bent low over his slate, and fingers
busy In figuring out some difficolt problem
in arithmetic. But Miss Burnett was not
deceived by the apparently studious air.
And there was an undertone of resolute de
termination in her voice as she said, looking
quietly over the forty faces before her :
"These interruptlons mut come to an
end at $once, There is a Feint where for
bearance seases to be a virtue, an 1 Ithink it
has psseed. From this point I shall enforce
every rule of the school. The penalty for
the next interruption of this kind, will be
twelve strokes of the ruler," carelessly bal
lifted for a moment, the dark hasel eyes
looked steadily into Miss Burnett's blue
eyes; only for a moment, the space of a
breath : then the head went on again stead
ily with that endless mase of figures, and
Miss Barnett went on with her work.
.Hard work it was, especially hard work
to-day. All day long the vivid scarlet had
borned in her cheeks, making her passing
lovely, while her temples throbbed with pain
and one of the children, feeling her fever
ish touch, wondered "what made Miss Bar
nett'p hand to hot." She most not give
up, though. There was too much depend
ing on her for that. A helpless mother and
two little sisters, hardly more than babies
yet, all dependent for the bread they ate
upon the over worked young teacher.
Truly, failure here would be her disaster.
But she must hot fail. Would these in
terminable lessons never be finished ? She
wanted to go home and rest.
Two lious of tolerable quiet and order,
and the day's work was nearly ended, when
in the midst of the last reception came that
interrupting whisper, plainly heard all over
the room.
For an instant Olive Burnett's heart
led hr. Could she muster courage
masugh to ferule 8eott Goidriek, the oldest
and largest boy in the school-a man grown?
The thought eaes at once that it was en
-maly for him to try herse. Butrightor
wrong, her word was passed and meet
be kept; e authority was assailed, and
must be d now or lost altagether.
To falter n toivo ep all her nerve,
though her head throbbed orasºl, dismissed
theoas anedfaced te sbhool as she id :
"The scholar who whispered that last
time wil please step fra"
There was a dead silence for an instant,
then Scott Qoidrolk left his seat and walked
ep to where the young teacher stood. No
boylh mis*lef was in his man er now, no
booking defreneo, but, instead, a quiet
maniiilthat washarder to melt them my
bravado would have been.
"You ca understand, Mr. Goldriok, that
uisis thot a dsty to me." her voice
it-d. h4m u tha esi,. law that
"Yea wa gi that ft ksot pleas
an rmt da th-.0 but sP nlse st be
- h u.wm . IN e wed end edta cut his
ts lssee--no more, ,o les. Did he
hew eveLyse t her t Perhaps he
ter hisye were u her face a the
d wmdea th.i lst one was given he
hehk to hisu t, a little graver thee
)efslcs web asL . And therstof the
ehetaise ed. jeo. m ert. they
ot bar; they n ew that well. Peer and
sott 4 pas' s the psuer went together.
If it was elesary submission to disc~i 's,
mthe e-deL sM. •rcted theJ Ode1ea
te m.de th. B deI deserved the
beullaglor b tO e rs. I didn't
beem n t eturqiA abs last time, thog.
to'Cetsrw to my une's
Ci 0--," Thea theader
MTni'Lss 3nats hesd ne meir.
ra do befre har. *Oeig
10, y) p and-w thoe
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law? Whatteuld sh do
hwee - -e the door eld
Il p abs br
head. He stood before :cr presently with
the books on his arm and his hat in his
"I am going away, Miss Burnett; so stay.
Will you bid me good bye ?"
Still she did not look up or speak. lie
persisted gently.
*"Have I offended you "eyond all bope of
forgiveness ?
She gave him her hana. at that.
"No, but "
* But you are sick. Miss B arnftt !" as he
w in her face plainly. "Y."u are really
sick. What can I do f:,r you ?
She tried to smile.
"It is only a headach, .l have had it all
day. and a touch of for-r with it p,.rhaps
Nothing more.
"You have been sick ai. day, and I have
been aggravating the Lfe out of you." the
said, remeirnsefelk-. in ;is earne.tuesb down
on one knee beside her eb.w-, with a half
S.,half r_4 l.yIV t. stov t.l
ci-netant y, ot l.-.iriy, but ever
since you came here to teach What a
brute you must think me. It was unmanly
and cowardly to act as I did. No, you must
let me make a full confession now," kissing
the hand she laid over his mouth to stop
him. 'But, Miss Buunett. you are very
ilL" seriously alarmed inow at thou sight of
- her white face and-closed eyes, for the self
control maintained by main force all day
and up to this moment, had given away sud
denly, and weaker than a child she sat
a there, her breath coming in little short
e gasps.
e Unused to woman's modes and ways, he
it was at a loss what to do. He had an idea,
t, outDh, that when a lady fainted cold water
was the thing, so he sparkled her face with
the cup standing on the table within reach
d of his hand, and man-like he drew her head
down upon his shoulder.
d She was not altogether unconscious, for
p she made a weak movement to withdraw
herself from his arm, but he whispered,:
"Trust me and lie still, will you not, till you
a are better ?" conscious the while of an odd.
a pleasant thrill at his heart as her face lay so
5 near his own that he cld.lbave touched it
with his lips.
If he had been a ~1osen years older he
would most likely have yielded to the temp
tation and kissed the roses back to her
cheeks. but there was just the least bit of
- boyish timidity yet about him, and besides
he could not forget that be had been the
cause of this very illness, and his heart
smote him regretfully every time he looked
at her.
She sent him away, by-and-by-as soon
as she was able to sit up without support.
She would not let him go home with her,
t either, though he begged her to let him do
so; she would do better by herself, she
smid. But seeing the troubled look in his t
eyes as he turned away, she relented so far
as to say :
"I trust we part as friends."
He came back to her at this. saying
earnestly :
"" "Can you be my friend after what you
have ..3wn of me for the past two months 7"
"I can be--- ae sneerqly your friend."
"Thank ydu for a
Ah ! he never guessed hat. instead of a
troubled conscience, he was carrying Olive
Burnett's heart with him.
It was seven years before they looked t
upon each other's face again. Such a long,
interval. Those seven years has changed
Soot Goldrick into a successful business
man, steadily amassing his thousands, and
alive to the brillant, coaurted young widow
Mrs. Logan.
She had grown heart-sick of teaching,
and one day, in a- desperate mood, gave it
up and married Paul Logan, the rich land
owner. Scott Goldrick, hearing of it in the
distant city where he was living, said:
"Bach a pity !"She was one woman of a
thousand, and deserves a better man than
Well. Paul Logan was a better man than
Scott Goldriok's words would seem to im
ply: and better still, his gold brought all
comforts to the helpless mother, until she
died, and a home with all the advantages of
wealth to the little sisters. And now, with
her husband two yeaesy the grave, Mrs.
Logan weat freely into society obee more.
"Such a lovely woman," men said when
speaking of her; and Sqott Goldrick in
domred the verdiet when he met her at a re
ception onae evining, and the hostess, sup -
posing them to be unadqeinted, presented
Itwas the Olive Burnethat sevenyears ago
who smiled up at him, Os she said to Mrs.
Lake : "Mr. Goldriok and I are very old
"You remember me, then 1'" he said, as
he led her away.
".I shall never forget," was the sweetly
grave reply.
But somehow," with this lattering be
ginning they did not seem to make much
progress in the renewal of their aoquain
tamoeship. Meeting often as they did at
party and ball reoeptioos, at concerte and
theatres and operas. th4e was alwais an
indenaable something, a distanoe between
them; and it was quite at the the close of
the Winter that, call*g one morniag on
Mrs. Logas to make hfi edieu beforaleav
town, Scott Goldrie g a moment
be:;mII Cl~j , tos*
es .c t.o to
"Do yet reemb e old'shoolhoose ?"
"Yea I semember. 'I am going out
bthu om pupese to see i.this cominr Sam
"And I, toe. , Who knows but what we
shall meet.-"
It was in the midatel August heats that
Mrs. Logan, paying a fying visit to Rye
field, procee the. key to the old school
hose-empty new for simmer vacation
sad walked down ther alone one afternoon
to take a leok-at it.
The door swrung reIlly upon its hinges,
a she entserd and loketd strangely about.
It was set the selssast ice in the world,
foe sest of det, rae by the last sweep
kg. ad settled over everything. but the
rough-coated walls looked as familiar as
ever, end the glased raps hanging there
ad the aUgeinted woedm beaches. It was
ta that eroer Boott *V1ikck ueed to sit
ad rermembergy,. a tide of recollections
ushed over her, nd she sat down in the
lown eeed chair, and laid her head upon
the pie table just ta she had done tbht
evemag mers than seien years before.
Sittin there buried It thought, she did
met bear the foot s that crossed the thres
bel-4hat pased st the door and then
eams to her, while a ule asid :
"Mirs Baretat, I a.tging away. Will
ye . hid megood by ?'
She loked up w4th a'-ule cry-to meet
s re oefle.risl epm, to see before her
a g had. ap. fbh, aed heavy waves
of ehmett. hi-r.
Yeea telby .Gldrick !I
esld islbetbelieve eoil days had
*asem eaks
"Ye.s me t then," he
said and kneel
Ing mer hbase ehair, "You
are not pale.w, so I shall not sprinkle
your face with water," glancing at the
empty cup standing upon the table, "but I
should like to have your head on my shoul
She made a movement to ris* but h' de
tsined her.
"Don't be offended, Olive," he said earn
estly. "I made confession of my -ins that
night, let me make another confession now.
Ithink I began to love you that evening.
but I was a boy ; I know now that I love
youl,Your faC. has always been before me,
the sweetest and finest in the world. You
,;it nie away from your then-dos't be so
cruel again. I want to stay with you
always. Olive. I want to be your husband."
For answer she put up her hand and drew
his !head down upon her shoulder. And
the brown wall must have ,peneff eyes of
astonisitnment, if eyes they had. to see Scott
tololrick kissirg the blushing little women.
s' t _ lthe s ,a:, falls in lov .". t .
iIBe at tweaf - seven he is ap -.1 .s
Iperately in earnest.
And in the gathering gloom of twi:ight
they locked the door of the old school-houJise
I,'bhind them and turned their steps home
ward, not teacher and pupil now but plight
ed man and wife.
Don Piatt of the Capitol "does" Parson
Newmen in the following Btyle.
The Right Reverend Major General John
P. Newman, of the Methodist Episcopal
Metropolitan Memorial church with the
chimes attached. has, we are pained to say,
suffered injustice at our hands. We hasten
with christian seal to make the amenue.
We see it now. It is strange that we never
saw it before. But the Rev. John P. is an
humble instrument in the hands of Divine
Providence for the accomplishment of great
works. In this way he defeated the Hon.
Harlan and gave Allison to the Senate.
And now we learn through a communica
tion of his addressed to the New York Meth
ediat, that he has gathered into the fold
-'the President, the Vice President, and
many members of Congress." Is not this
doing a land office business among the sin
ners ? As we have said he prays for all
our rulers save and except the Hon.
Speaker Blaine. The Honorable Speaker
won't be gathered in, hence the lack of
prayers. Nay, more-we have vilified and
scandalized him in the most outrageous and
abominable manner those chimes. Hear
him on *"them chimes."
"The bells call the childaen to Sunday
school and the people to the house of the
Lord. Thes, bells have their mission, and
their sweet note- have awakened religious
emotions in many a heart. As in mournful
numbers they rang the old year out, as in
joyful sounds they rang the new year in,
their notes aroused from his slumbers one
of the most prominent physicians, brought
to his mind a flood of early memories,
awakening deep emotions, and he resolved
to be a better man."
Good enough! Think of that most prom
inent prescriber of lotions and potions suf
fering from an attack of deep emotion, and
rearing up in his night linen to hold a me
sound of those chimes. We would like to
,have have his medicated ears saluted and
h;s hardened old heart touched by the
clang.whanging, until he would have emo
tions. Pernaps he would not clap on a
blister and say so unfeelingly. "Let it re
main until it draws handsomely." Thun
der, draw handsomely ! Then it might ef
fect his bills, that are harder to take than
his boluses. Go it ye chimes! Again :
"In the twilight of Christmas, are they
chimed 'Come ye Disconsolate,'.and their
tender notes fell upon the ears of a refined
but afflicted lady in a different part of the
city, and brought consolation to her broken
This is sweet. We may say that it is
touching. Think of that lady that is not
only ' refined but afflicted in a different part
of the city." We don't know what sort of
a disease it is to be "afflicted in a different
part of the city," but it must be terrible.
Then the chimes he helped her-we beg
pardon, come to look at it the reverene pen
tleman means that the refined and afflicted
lady was at a distance from the chimes.
We have known some refined and afflicted
ladies nearer the chimes who fairly jump
oat of their refined skins when the clang.
ing begins. In this case it was a distance
that lent enchantment. Again :
"So effectually do they preach Jesus, by
chiming the sweet songs we sing, that a
stranger, a guest at onq of our hotels, and
withal a sinner, was awakened and led to
Christ. 'Holiness shall be written on the
bells of the horkea"'
Now we maintain that this last is the
meat marvelous conversion of all. It beats
the hardened old doctor and the refined and
afflicted lady at a drstance.- The chimes
penetrated a hotel. They smote upon the
ears of a lobby agent-for he was not "a
sinner withal ?"-and converted him. What
a shame the learned divine does not tell us
what happened then. Did he leave the lob
by ? Did he return his little retainer and
throw np his contingent ? We'd, like to
know. The chimes have only to penetrate
those hotels and convert a landlord, and we
come down. We see how it is. The infer
1 row oo g out with the terrible lang
ow the air awbetts t ocr " ,an
ares themto dath with t'esort of a cise
they may expect hereafter. But we um
bly suggest that if the chimes are so effect
ive, why net run on the chimes and dis
pease with the minister ?
The closing quotation refers to Professor
Pratt, the horse torturer, who helped get up
tbhis holy noise. It is good. We may say
it again, good enough.
But the most important part of this theo
logical firm is where we are told, "Among
the mere recent converts is the Japanese
Prince Kodamame, a young man of twenty
years, who is reading law in the olBoe of
Judge George P. Fisher, one of toe stew
ards- of our churobh." We think a young
heathen, of the impious name of Koddam
me, and bedly spelled at that "mit a K,"
ought to be converted and suddenly bap
tized into a less profanq.cognomen.
We have not the space to follow the elo
quent parson through his entire effort. It
Is eloquent. He is in good societ$ Every
science carries the oder of wealth. The
churches are elegant. Great men throng
them. High officials are affected. Over
the vast riches here, and yet to come, the
oily reverend smacks his month. There
isn't a poor devil in the whole affair. The
Foundry church is, "in the mi4pst of oar
best residences." A. churob is needed on
East Capitol Hill, where "several blocks of
elegant residences" are. We are made
acquaint&l with Congressmen, wealthy cit
isens, judges of tUs Supreme Court, Cabinet
offleers, while the President and Vice Pres
ident are on ebxhibitioa in every paragraph.
How about puttinu this holy camel throftgh
the eye of that nepdle ?
"Come and kiss" me is the name of a
small Vicksburg Stesamboat.
A Strange Character.
[ The Wadhington correspondent of the
Cincinnati Commercial furnishes the follow
ing :
I remember one old woman, she must be
dead now whlwfsed to sit near the report
ers' gallery, in a corner, all day long, with
her knitting. She must have been nearly
seventy years old, for she was gray and
wrinkled and bent with age, and her voice
was shrill and piping. Her dress wts al
ways the same-a dress of dark woolen
stuff, and a bonnet of black silk, something
between a hood and sunbonnet. For many
years that old lady occupied that seat. She
was never seen In another. She come long
beforoe-house assembled, and remained until
it adjourned. Nothing was known of her.
She pail no attenition to anything but her
knitting and the proceedings of the house.
She was the great myste y; nobody knew
ner nobody could tell, 'rahe came
Sfrom. what her name .s. nor where she
went to. It was only known she was never
absent from that seat during the sessions of
the House. Every day found her in the
same place.
It made no diffeaence whethor the mud
of fall and spring were knee deep; it mat
tered not if the wind ble,; the snow of the
wintee in biting eddies about the ears of
out- door tolks ; it availed not if the session
was delayed long in tropical summer, when
the galleries were like immense bake ovens,
sparkling and snapping with heat-nothing
kept her away. She came as regularly as
the hour of twelve on the big clock in front
of the Speaker, and ahe always had, or at
least appeared to - have, tho same wore.
This was counted a little strange for she
toiled most industriously-stopping, it il
true, now and then for a second, to bend
over the railing when any exciting oqcur
rence was taking place.
What was most peculiar in this strange
woman, she seemed to take the deepest in
terest in the proceeding, and she wetched
them with the intelligence which denoted
her thorough understanding of what was
occurring. She would frequently break out
with such exclamations as, "Good for you."
"That's right," '*That's a lie." "Oh, you
are very sharp." "I hope he'll carry it,"
etc. The stranger sitting near would turn
and look the old woman in the face for a
moment, but she was ustloced, paying no
attention, but continuing her knitting. She
did not seem to have a deranged mind, but
a single circumstance led many to believe
that her mind was somewhat unsteady.
Whenever a vote in the house was taken
via raoce, she would cry out as toad as any
of them, "a-y-e," and when the Speaker
called taor the negative vote she would an
swer in the samin manner, "'n-o." She voted
on both sides of every question, and never
dodged, being somewhat in advantage of
a good iany ot the members in this respect.
This strauge woman disappeared from her
accustomed place in the gallery about two
years ago. She departed as quietly and
mysteriously as she came ; nobody knows
from whenoe she came, or whither she has
gone. She is probably among the dead, for
reporter's gallery, and from her chronic
knitting work. .
Count Twenty.five
The editor of the Utica Herald says:
"My wife had cut an item from the columns
of some paper wherein a demented writer
-d about sorn impossible woman who, be
ing troubled with a bad temper, counted
twenty-five every time she got provoked.
and thus became a sweet, amiable, and dearly
loved ornament of the house of her celghted
husband. I read the article, and remarked,
"Bosh." Maria paid no attention to me, but
unfolded her plan. She said that every time
I got mad I should count twenty-five, and
every time she got pad she would count
twenty-five. I asked her who she thought
would pay our rent while we sat and counted
twenty-five over and over all day long.
Then she said I was always raising objec
tions''o her plans for our mutual improve
ment. and I said I was not.6and she said I
was enough to try the patience of a saint,
and I said she was too and she came for me.
and I told her to count twenty-five; but she
forgot all about that, and just tallied one in
my left eye.
Then I was going to remonstrate with the
poker, and sae told me to count twenty-five,
and I said fwould not; but I did before she
had pulled more than half my hair out. Then
she made me count twenty-five over and
over until I was out of breath and felt real
pleasant and goodnatured. So we went to
supper. New, the cat was curled up in my
chair, but I did not see it until I set dow=;
and I did not see it then, but I was pretty
sure it was there, In fact I knew it was these
as- well as I wanted to, and more, too. I felt
inclined to rise up suddenly, but as I gath
ered to spring she brandished the teapot.
and murmured: "Joshua your temper is
rising; count twenty-five, or I'll break your
head," and that cat was drawing a map of
the Tenth Ward with her claws upon me,
with the streets and boundaries marked in
my blood. I roseeo explain, and said, "-My
dear-I-" but she caromed on my head
with a well-shot tea cup, and sprinkled my
face with a quart of hot tea, and I sat down
am4.mted twenaw-rs ,*t it kitsed the
cat The old tellow died ard, though. 1
3ould feel him settle as has nine lives went
out one by one.
A few days' practice of this rule, under
the loveing instruction of Maria. has enabled
me to conquer my temper completely. No
-body can get me mad low; I am in a state
of perpetual calm, and I want to see the
man who wrote that story. I want to fit him
for the hands of an undertaker. and make a
demand for mourning goods among his
friipas. Then I cad die happy-counting
_ Boston julrau · correspondent writes of
James Buchannan and Thaddeus Stevens:
*'Stevaqs divided with Boohannan, who lived
in the same town, the leading of the bar in
his county. Both were married, both head
ed their political parties, and were generally
pitted sgainnt each other in all cases. But
in most things they were unlike. Buchanan
was aristocratic, selfish and miserly. Ste
vens was plainly republican, homely in style
of life, open-handed, and gave awayall that
he earned to every body who wanted
churches, theaters, friends and foes Buooh
anan was exacting in his fees, very saving,
and died worth $300,000, the Ihger part of
which was in cash securities. Stevens was
always embarrassed, laid up nothing, and
what his'estate will bring is unknown. His
house has been sold, and 4is books and fur
niture will soon be put ander the hammer.
Ate late Baptist revival out nWess a
yoang lady who had been leading a somewhat
irregular life, saddenly became open to oon
viction and was converted. When.the min
ister had sebmerged her and came out of
the water and, he asked herhow she felt in
her mind. She repligd : "AUl honky, only
a little wet.
The Japanese ln inahingto.
The ambassadors have elegant apartments
at the Arlington. The five chiefs f the
embassy are provided for as becomes their
notions. They kave suites of apartments
in the Juhnson House, adj.,inring t!:e hotel.
'T'hey eat in their bedrooms, although pri
vate dining rooms are attached to their
saites of apartments. The commissioners
have rooms opposite, in one of tbs. Morgan
louses. Except the five chiefs, ail belong
ing to the embassy prefer to eat in pblic.
They wish as soon as possible to lears
American manners and customs. They
imagine that when they can suocessfally
imitate Amercans they will be prepared to
meet anybody. no matter of what rank, in
the civilized community. We thank them
for the delusion, and pray they may not be
The Japanese, finding themselves tmuch
fatigued by the journey, have preferred re
maining quietly at their rooms for two or
three days. They will net be presented to
the President until Monday at noon. and,
of course, prior to their official presenta
tion will accept no, hosoitalities. They
have had some little difficulty in getting
nettled in their quarters in the Arlington.
Th, re were so many of them that things
were rather mixed last night. Some of the
men of rank slept on the floor. while some
of the servants were given choice rooms.
At breakfast this morning, to the great di.*
gust ot one of the prilces, he found himself
breakfasting between two or the servants.
The latter were also much aggrieved by his
contretemps. It will take a day or two to
get things straight. There were not les
that three hundred pieces of haggag,* b,
longing to one .,ajndred members of the
party, add natural'y the a.sorting of it con.
sumeae ti..e. Th a embassy will probably
remain' N WbaMgton two er t
After the official presentatiolat the White
House, they will visit C"ugress, the Sup
reme Court, a.ud the varius departmenbs.
Th, y will also be taken to Mdunt Vernon
and to annapolis to see the Naval ochool.
On their way to New York they will stop
in Philadelphia, and visit the -avy Yard
there, and after visiting New York they
will visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard and
West Point. Next week a - ird of recep
tion will be given the embassy by the Gov
ernment at Masonic Temple. 'hbis will be
a very handsome affair, and most probably
will come off on Tues lay evening. The de
coration will be elaborate and unique. It
is rumored also that a reception will be
given the Japenese at the White Hoaee in
the course of the next week or two. This
will also be a card reception, and no unia
vited guests will be admitted.
There are five persons belonging to this
embassy who have been in this country be.
fore. Governors Ito and Foekontai were
here a year ago. Japanese "Tommay" was
here thirteen years ago, and the exiteoment
in regard to him and the attention paid him
are very generally remembered. He is now
a second secretary of the embassy aed his
name appears on the official list as lidjiro
Nagamo. Tommy was only his Amerioe
soubriquet. He was a sociable young per
son. and used to wander around alone tnd
talk to every one, which explains the fa
miliar manner in which he was addressed
and spoken of.
,Mr. Mori, Japenese Charge d'Afairesn
tao secretaries of the Japenese Legation.
and many natives of Japan now studying in
the United States who had assembled ;ere
to meet the embassy, were here to greet
their countrymen. Curiosity has been ex.
cited chiefly about the female children, who
have been styled *"princeasess." These
girls are not of noble birth; at least, sc I
am told by those who ought to know. They
belong to the middle clhsses. and are sent
here to be educated as teachers, and wben
their education is completed they are ex
pected to return to Japan and instruot
other Japenese girls. It has been decided
in Japan to introduce the Englis language
of dress. their own national costume being
esteemed by them a relic of barbarism.
Tile girls were taken at once to private
houses in Georgetown. and will be strictly
guarded from public observation, that is to
say, curiosity.
.. .•q.Pe- - . •
A VERY GuJOD WAY.-In answer to a
correspondent who wants to know "how to
keep a hen from setting" a Western editor
thus rises and explaius:
There are several very good w
is to make them into pot pies t
teen days before they exhibit
dence of chicken hearted
good way is to watch the bebe.
gins the pe ular clucking.
desire to mAtriculate,
milk, put mustard poulti d
bang her up by her neck
press for ninety-three or ninety- our days.
Should the demoralized Biddy be eat dowi
before the time of setting she will probas
set out for some other localit - Another
good way would be to read the riot aot, whom
if they will not disperse. wallop them gently
over the head with a brick, sled shoe. ohank
of stone, or a horse hoof with the shod os.
After all these oontrivances and devle..
have been applied and fail, and if the old hem
won't behave herself, why-j*sat let her set.
A BRAsuToUL Sa-Trrxrr.-The follow
ing beautiful sentiment was recently ttered
by Judge Jno. L. T. Sneed is delivering
the opinion of the Supreme Corrt in the
case of Harrison vs. Wisdom *et ai. from
the law docket of Montgomery county :
**The idea that the judicial oMoer is sop.
posed to be tested with ermine, though fab
ulous and mythical is yet more eloquent ia
its significance. We are told that the ittle
creature called the ermine is so meutely
sensitive as to its own cleanliness that it be
comes paralyzed and powerless at tbe slight
est touch of defilement upon its snow-white
far. When the huuters are pursuing it they
spread with mire the pass leading t its
haunts toward which they them dee t.
knowing that it will submit tbse eptured
rather than defile itself. A. .th liIke sena
bility should belong to him who eomes to
z .eo" .-e ,.*.s ,x('fa Ibe3 oqedge."
The feat of "Iterr joltum. the Pressian
Hercules." who Is astoniyiong the British
by catohing a ball fired From a canun,. Is
said to be neither novel nor diffioult. The
fact is that about two oanees of ptwder am
placed in the gun, then the ball is rammed
home, then the balance of the charge is pot
in. When the gun is fired all the po der i
ignited, and the flash. smoke and report are
orthodox, but the ball receives propulsion
only from the small quantity of powder be
hind it. and is thrown but a very few feet.
So accurately coul'w the foroe be estimateld.
that at an exderimmnt in England, in 1864,
a 12 pound ball was thrown against a board
fence so as to leave a slight dent on it with
out knockingit down.
A person in a passion v-ry often jumps
at conclusions suddeuly. "I say, neighbor.
Snobs, if you don't keep yoar hens out of
my garden, I will shout them." *'Very welL
Doolittle, shoot away; only if you kfil any
of my hens, throw them into my yard."
Crack went the fowling piece morning, after
morning,.nd large fat hens were pitched
into neighbor Snob's yard. They cooked
well. After a fortnight or so, Doolittle dis
covered that Snobs-never had any hens, and
he had been shooting his own, they have
broken out of his own coop.
At a school where words were "gives oat'
for subjects in compuoition,a '"mute inglo
rious Milton" produced at sight this sent
ence on the word "panegyric;" "A few
drops of panegyrio, given on a large lump
of sugar, is often best for an infant with lb.
stomach ache.'
We have heard of a woman of ninety, knit
ting one hundred pairs of stockings in oue
year, besides refusing an offer of marriage.

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