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There his somethinz cooo wrons,
Mr bmre boy it appcari,
K.-r I ee jour proud ttrussie
T keep bk thB tears,
rbat m rMit. When ou mo not
liitwlrvuMc the frllp,
Tbi bear it, rtlll keepim;
vaiffappcr Hp"
piwpiwIntmpntftnJ cre,
The next l"t thlus to 1 j
Is to learn how to hoar.
If when Ut life's prlies
Ymre running your trip ,
Getnp Urt a;tn,
" Keeps tlff upper lip!"
IM your hands and your eonsc'euco
Be honest and clean ;
Scrn to touch or to think of
The thin that Is mean.
Hut hold on to the pure,
Aod the rl-ht with firm rip.
And though hard be the task,
" Kocp a stifl upper lip'"
Thronsh childhood, thnmjh manhool,
Throuzh life to the end,
Strnrzle bravely ani Hand
Ry your colors, my friend.
Only j ield when on must.
Never "jHeup the hip.
llutfizht on to the last
With ft itiff upper lip.
Willi lrer Uok.
When thou fcneelest, beiutenn lady,
In your chapel, dim and rbtely.
And tho vosjer service faintly
Chanted Is, and far,
Q Let theee links of sainted teaching
Jicactialn f silver, reach in i
1 1 mi wlio stands without, bcaeechin::
f'oi f! pnt s,prtt: pour mot '
ttben the Funwt, red and -oMea
Throuzh the painted window olden.
Tails upon thy fair hand, folden
n the paeof praer,
l-ct suiue fait fr him, tne siter,
Kinttl and fitful howMiiueier.
la thy jentle memory qtmrr
!' hi pntx, pnrz fair mot '
'Slid the chtitter arches lowly,
butferini him to wander stowly,
Marring Dot thy naions holj ,
In the censered air.
Though l-eneath their cold stone lal ,
His dead heart would throb, oWj in?
K cry ireuiMe f thy I'm) er
I uNf yr pr' rr rT me" '
vxv t iiiiti:m thkhoM i:s.
a tok ixm tub ijovs.
The sin-op were diatKarin like hot
:iLf- VAvry otoning. new pmsiutitms
wtr- tikt'ii t -orurc the foKl, and, very
titMrnhi, Ty lw1c1 iihw and mre er
ploicl. It w- dmilwl tlist no niMlmt
t-otiM ''t m thntiijli the Iii-h, tliict 1hx1j(
lint -jmiumliil thofoM; hence whiic hu-
niit.iii2 tin -liivi
I .r ecrai niht, u-ntrli
rnti!M'I. Pimn'r
tlii- tiiiii ur were not iliturlx'il.
while :in.dlnT foM in the ueinity mflem!
Tin- iiiiiiry may ari- why Irip, the
hi'plirrtl- Jtj, tlitl nt pro tee t tlie slite)t ly
li.tllm nightly cartl atxmt thefuhl. Now
.rip h; an iiuhMrhms ilog hy day, hut,
like lii- :tmv-toiv neniss the sea, he had al
w.i lieen awutonie! to enjoy tlie niijret
tonit-rat hi- ma-ter- lire-ide hy night,
theretiin-inp n-in-wtl to act in thi- emer
jrritfV. 11" he wa- dr'uen from the hou-o, he
n-turnttl and whined inijmrtuiiately at tlte
ilHr iiiitil mo wt-re plad U admit him for
ttir -:ike of iiiietude. When the family re
tired, he siuight hi- kennel and hiniltrred
nitritnrnt(d until morning.
Mlerawhile Tm g t tired out and the
ualeh wa- di-4-oii tinned. Then the ntlUn
went on again a- hri-k
Toy uue t me, one ilay,
skinned imp -ti-.il sheep."
lliiw do nu knou ?
nutl sail, K-i-
him?" I intpiiretl.
"Noeateli imp. t'ateh-heeje-kia-. Wohe
rat slteepV iniile. Imp leed wolves
uianv, many himgry voltes snarl, grewl,
Lite. -enitrli". -nap."" And Toy uent through
nitli arioii- ugly nund and motion- to
illu-trate hi -titement.
Int how do you know lip Chipj-ewa
t.il- the wHes?" I que-tioned further.
(Toy always called lap Chipwa the red
skinned imp." if you will remeniher.)
"C'ateh imp's pony, imp's d,g round
wolfs den. Toy vateh long time, imp no
4Mine; gime ofl'stealin sheep liuiyhe Toy
hum home, wateh sheejifold ; -o he no
eateh imp."
An ah-urd report it seemed. I'ap I'hip-
ew a stealing HmkI for the wulve-T As-if
the. ereature- were not eajahlc of thieing
(or t!Mnisthes ' They infected the timlter.
and prow Uil ahriKul on the prairie, and
skulked alout the farm yard-nightly .pester
ing the tarmers to distraction ; and vet
tlie-c were the areli-maniuders- tiiat were
ing filtered with tender st4len laml 1
Mi-s lM keep mouth shut tight. No tell
niaw mother, V-au-c hesay no, no. Iark
come. Suaw t-ewa. Mi- Pot kulk out,
mount jMHiie-, ride far off. wateh imp feed
wohes. Toy catch him. lick him, scalp htm
ma) lie."
fni rather as tamed to -ay that, 14 lieing
rijie for folly," I agreed to carry out Toy
plan, and steal away with him and O-ewa
after a and ma Iiad pme to sleep, that
It wa a gusty night in late Noemler ; a ,
suitahle time for the unanny errand we ,
were iNmnd iiNin. A murky moonlight
struggled through the hurrying clouds, cast
ing weird shadow- ver where. A single
tall old hickory, striding out upm the
prairie, t-etl its arm- like a di-t.trled ;
gho-t in the ra-ping wind. We had gone
nhout tlircc miles, when I inquired hoi far
our j uimey w:is to stretch.
"Mack lire-hole in hig valley," Toy re
plied, minting lteyond a stand of timlier ,
which we were nppnru-hini:
The "hlaek tin-lnle wa- an enormous !
i caation which -ome -;inguine -je-ulator
h:id m;wic "n the -idc of a deep ratine, with
a icw to ojten a eo.il mine in tlwt dinvthm.
Failing t lind oal in yig nantitic-) he
h it) giieti up the -t licim', leaing thi-di
m-il relic ol collafi-cd lAjiecbttton-. It wa
a ild, ih-crted place, remote from hahita
lion. Tap t'hipiH'wa couldn't hate chosen
a more covert retreat in which to carry out
the niisehiexoo- purpose of which Toy ac-en-d
"Jleil-skinned imp hear i ionic- tramp.
To teet -kulk round hlack fire-hole," Toy
-.tid. a- we rotlc oter the summit of the
r.mne Acctrdingly we di-mo'.intetl. and,
-suiiii!r our ponies, pursued our way on
"What il the wole- -hould scent our nj
pro.u h and attack u- in a Uh ?" 1 said,
when we wen not far distant from the cac.
0wa -cowled ferociou-iy. and ujdiftctl
a poiiderom eluh with which -lie had forti
tittl herlf Itefore leatin home. To
grinned e.mteinptuoii-ly at this di-play, and
-.tid Ilig she-wliM tar'utei. Little one
no light. Mark, hark!"
Listening, we heard a olle ol short,
ipiiek lurks rcM inMing tlie noi-e that might
arise Iroma lack r qiiam-Uniir u-.
The-- were folluunl Iy mlinunu.
gnmL-. wliit li j;rajuallv tvw lnuilcr until
tlx rate riunll with the ol a
-wining nmltituJe f woliif. Tiiy jhwIkJ
lurnanl tliruiiRli the timutli of thi-iwilil
Ileitis" den. Oewa fulluuol, an. I ilawl
nut laj; lcliiinl. In the niimtrxt eorner of
the i-aie a tliokerin ton-li vajut eijiirin.
an.l, lij the light of thi-, -eotvs ol' f;h-.lliiilig
eve- nm wearik ratehin our apnnxtrli. A
.im in pins i'uti'lw'ai andihle amid thegrowL-i
.iml Inrli that greeteil ik. Toy lit .1 lan
tern whieli he earried in hi lianJ, and we
made a ehwr in-tieetion. Knur families of
vohe ixvupied thecuc. liieli familv liail
aei"arate jen made of lop- and lwrk and
otlier rough tnatrrial. A Toy liad said, the
old -he-wolu-were "hiri.lted" or eh.iined
to state- drii-n into the "round in-ide the
Tlie Mnintrunw r.msl in and out
with freedom. There w ere t eutv-is you Dg
wohes, varying from tiny animal- 10 hall
ro 11 cub-. The eaic was s-treun with
-hci'ii-Uins, many of whii-U were rceogniied
eoiiiinir from our own llock. Kiidcntly a
han"e of diet had Kx'ti made. The wohe-
were -rililv ffa-tinir on a young donkey
whiehhad len diiidwl among the four
Ijinilies. l'rom this and the cstiirin; torch
weiud'-ed that the keeiTof the animals
hail mil lately taken ins uciniriuiu num
jjaiv. Toy wa- hugely dt-Jpiwinted.
"llumiili!. No rateh iinti. Toy mad.
Kill widies," he growli-d, -eiiing 0-eva's
eluh, and rai-ing it alwtcan old she-wolf,
with murder written in hi- f.u-e.
"No, no' You mu-tn't U-at their hrain-
out. Toy '" 1 interposed.
Willi much difficulty he was re-trained. 1
had two reason- for -paring the creatures
liic-. I wanted their keeper to lieeatight
and nuni-licd for his atrin-iou- raids uiKin
our-heep-hdd ; and then 1 was curious to
lcani what Tap Chippewa was going to do
with them. Wc determined to ferret the
matter out iftio-.-ihlc. The ncit niilit. Toy
and O-ewa nuide another trip, this time
with pa'- knowledge and con-ent. They re
turned, reporting that the wohc- had di-a-piarc.1,
together with ctcry ve-lige of cw
itence concerning the J:cejfoH ruliK'ries.
Toy handed me a -earf which I had missed
"I hojic 1 diJut drop it in-idc the cae,
1 said.
Tot as-nrcd me that I did, looking as i
he'd like to liaiiT 111c with tliat cry scarf.
"lnip -ec little long Mankct, scire him,
run ofl wohes so 'l'oy noeatch him," he
I was Ihorougldy proroknl at my carcles-'
ness; it had Io-t us a alual!c gauic.
Ilcrw-ffiiriranl our sheen were cnniolc-tcd,
My curio-ity concerning the di-ptsal of the
wolies liad nearly expired, when a oincil
the Pioneer Xcwstellcr," one day, with a
(acer eiprcssion on Ins l.icc. lie read as
"A Younq Indian (lots lor. tiik "iVoLr
lioiNTr' OnTuoJay lx-t, an Indian boy
known to the crmimunity as I'ap Chipiicwa
IN"VU J,,lo me cierK s ollicc tinny won
scalrw, claiming the Iwanly thereon which
the extermination law allows him ; $2.50
per head, or a total of $7u,wMhandcilliiui,
and he went on his way rejoicing. The
sheep-rai-ers of the icinity should render
this young buck a yote of thanks for ridding
the country of so large a number of these
terrible tsLs at one swoon. If more of our
pioneer (wys who delight in hunting would
follow his example, wolves would grow de
lightfully scarce among u-, nnd the l)ys
ruigtit reap large profits to tlicia-eivcs,
c-pccially if they met with the success which
lias rewarded young Chippewa.''
' A neat ioKe unon the "Ocrnment,
truly ! Van has been brcedini wolrcs fur
the cxpre-s purno-c of extenninating them
nnd w inning a till lounty on their precious
scalps," pa said, when he had finl-hcd the
account. "He's roblnJ the community of
stock tuicethc value of the bounty to feed
the worthless creatures."
I'aii had doubtless trapiied the old shc-
wolies while they were without families,
and impri-oncd them in the cac, expecting
to realize a snus lortunc in the cnur-eoi
time. I oy's di-eovcry of the den had cut
off his calculations very suddenly. And this
was me energetic Hunter to wnoin tliesiieei
raisers should have tendered a vote of thanks.
J OMHy l'olli.
Social (lualHIrsufthr Krar
Cimm City letter to Uio Cliiea-o Triliune.
The mountain rangi; of Colorado arc well
upiilieil witli lwirs. and duriiur the fall of
the year, when the plums ami grapes are
rijic, it is nothing unii-ual to -tumble upm
a douMi or so of the brutes in hall an Iiour -
walk. There arc three di-tinct siiecies; the
common brown or blaik liear. which still
maintaias a prciriou- foothold in many of
the liistern Mate, and i- hunted with much
i-erciuony ; the cinnamon, and the genuine
gm.ly. "
I lie cinnamon chap is almut tlie color ol
brick du-t and hi- lighting weight ranges all
tlie uay from MHI to 1,0011 i.hiihIs. lie is a
supple, aelhe brute, and inclined to Ik1 a
genuine coward. Meet him in a secluded
place and he will skulk oil' with his tail lie
tween his legs, like a eo3-otc but he is apt
to proie a d.uigcrou- eii-tomer when wound
ed and hroiiirht to Uiy. Then he as-umiv
the offcn-iic, and a true rifle and a steady
nenc are required on the jrt of the -jmrL--man,
or hi- lx-ar-hip will lmicced to fonu an
aciiiaintancc more close than agrei-ablc. II
a gooil trie is at hand, and the hunter can
fcale it, -omuch the liettcr. as the cinnamoii-
not climb ; and a knowledge of this fact
tend- to re-torcronlidcn.v. The maturity of
men I haw comer-ed with jirefcr to hunt
them in tin- wav. In -ome in-tanc-es the
innamon, after U-iug Uullr hit, rusltcsat
the tni1 up which hi-antaoni-t lia-shinneil
for dctir hie. -eie- it in hi- teeth, and claws
and attempt- to tear it down. At thi- crit-
al luncture it is lie-t lor the hunter to pre-
-enc hi- iMinpo-ure and not fly olf tlie handle.
1 tic ti-jir may keep him impnsoncil an Iiour
or -o, but bruin has a small stock of itienee,
and when he a-ecrtains that the position is
imprcgnaiile, lie give Hp tlie 10I1 in ui-gu-t.
and retire- in good order.
I he grizzly, however, -tand- at the head
f the liear lamilv, and is more feared ami
-c-irtcd than all other-, lie is a treacher-
uis -ulleu. malicious. Ue-iierate, lll-manner-
ed, uncouth, shaggy brute one which stuh
lmrnly rc-ists all advances toward friendship,
and i- ready at any time to die in the Iat
nun. i,ike :hc immortal "Did l.uaril ol
Xaiioleon, your genuine crizzlv never surren
der-, but i- game to the last. The grizzly
has a lordly, indejendentlcaring, and on his
natiie mountain side-, or in the lorcsts, will
hardly deign to make room for man himself.
If vou meet one in the road, the clianees arc
that he will not budge an inch, unless he
liapiieii- to lie in an aeeonimolatin2 mood.
and then he will trot out one side a few yard-,
rear himsell uiion his enormous liaunches.
and graciou-ly vrait for you to pass. No
matter whether you are armed with a breach-
loaning unlaw, necdle-mm. i inctester,r
Sharjie, never attack a grizzly alone, or out
m the open country.
I he only sale lmsition is on the uack ol a
good hor-e, or in the limlKof a Cottonwood
tree. Many ler-on-, disregarding this ad
vice, hate inid fortheir temerity with their
live- for no matter where you shoot a
grizzly whether through tlie heart or brain
1m, x, he never gives up the ghost witliouta
struggle, and will light us long as he can
lift a aw. Practical illustrations of the
fighting lowers of tlie grizady arc to bo seen
in these motintainou. regions nearly every
day. The other morning yonr correspondent
encontcreil a miner from 1'airpl.iy, who liad
nine down to the ralley region for supplies.
Hi- K-isnal apjearcnec wa. to say the least,
jicculiar. He carried hi- right arm in a
ling ; one eve wa- twi-ted upwards; his
face v as -cratched nnd torn, and indented
with ridges : while his liead was as guiltless
f hair as a billiard lnll. Atlirst I supiw-ed
he had lieeu invited by some of the friendly
Indians to a scalping picnic as a chief lier-
fomicr . but, in conversation, it turned out
tliat he had received each and all these griev
ous wound- from the claws of a grizzly.
Ihc grizzly bear attains his lull grow th in
four years. At -ix lie i- in hi.- prime and
;iblc to cojie with any animal in cxi-tcncc.
'Ilic m?j-stic lion may lie considered the king
I bea-t-. so far as looks arc concerned, mit
he would -tand a very iiour show in the hug
of a grizzly. 'Hie average weight of a grizzly
is 1,;100 Kuuds, but quite a numlier liaie
lieen killed in this locality who kicked tlie
licam at 1,MK1. Old man (irilDn, of Canon,
one of the early settlers, and reputed to lie
the -harjiest and most courageous liear hun
ter in the-e jurts, knocked over a grizzly
last tail that weigheil i.iAiu pwnus alter ue-
dressed. 1 Ik- claws ol this lcUow were
large enough to tinchor a good--ized slixip,
lieing nine inclii-t in length. He fought to
the last and with three lulls square through
hi- heart, eliarged ujion the enemy, ail
ilnipiied ilown stone ileatl so close to uio om
man that he could touch him with his paw.
Ihey tell a story around here of a loolish
oung Idlow, re-iumg on Current V rces,
whonuule a let tliat hcwoiil! lassii a grizzly
and bring him into camp. He made the ex-
ienent,ana shpieil a pwnl noose over.vir.
(rizzlv ; but the latter sat down coollv and
commenced liauling in on the line. In vain
the lhir-e -tmggleil tin- iowcr at the other
nd was irresi-tible ; lint litrtunately, the
lariat bmkc.niHl the rash young man cseaii-
ed with his life.
The Wa-hingtoii corre-ltomler.t of the
iirtwlm' -lx".lKs a- follows ol tlie colored
men in Congris
The negriics in Cinigrts- are few in num-
Is'f, but three or four of them are very caiv
iible men. Hlliot yen hate heard ol. His
K-ial life i- said to lie indiuerent coimiared
to his culture and brain, lie married a
bright Carolina girl, and, I lielieie, eowhidtil
-ome white man on her account notlongago.
Another notable negro from Virginia, who
Icliicr- an eloquent sjksmmi. i- brother of the
ini-tri-s of the most celebrated K-tonon re
sort in Washington. I'inehlarV, vho is a
spruce, itandified jcllow man of a Martinique
type, whom you would in-cu-ioiy adores- as
.Mon-ieur. nusarallicr worililt-- social
record in New Orlean-, notwith-tanding ex
rellent undcr-tindini: and fair literary gift-.
Iiut. to 1 icnerou- m our mdgmcivt, how
miicli more callable arc they all than we had
any reu-ou to cxioet ' llwluce our-eles to
their ciinditum : stiiyectonr women to the
caprices of mere owner-hip from immemorial
time: liecomc our-ches the mule-of the
field, the millstones of the gods and would
vie come forth from two centuries and a half
as da-tic as the-c men of eliony ? Another
negro in Congress, John T. Itapier, mulatto,
ofAlaliama, apjiears to haie lieen brought
up under an exceptional star. Whether Ids
father was a free negro or he was the son of
some con-cientious white ma-ter I do not
know, bat he was sent to Canada to lie edu
cated twenty years ago, and has already
filled a mnnlier" of high offices, like a.-s-e-sor
of internal revenue, without error in his ac
counts or suspicion of cither incompetence or
irrc-pon-ibility. He has stumied tlie suite
with such respectful liearing that when,
some time ago, a lie was published alwut
him, his Democratic opponent denied it in a
card, saving that no man in Alaloma ever
lininl nflLinicr's discredit in any way ex
cept as a negro. There is a doss or darkies
here without cajiacity fir public affairs
which is very forward for recognition, and
these is-ued the alisurd addns-s a fortnight
ago on civil rights. Hut it is a little curious
that certain other darkies liouneed these at
once in the press, repudiated tliein, and fell
into a eon-crvathc jiositioii. lrcd Douglass
is by all odds the head of the race in this
country never presuming, nlways grave,
soiiJ, and manly and he hxs grown so tired
of the antics of soma of his color that every
lime they hold a national convention here
he slifw out of town till it Tie done.
Hie superintendent vif schools of Floyd
county, Indiana, has decided tliat a child
one ixtcenth Indian and fifteen-sixteenths
white is by that almost imjiereeptiblc taint
excluded by the state laws from the right to
attend the ennvtam schools. And wcsup-
fwj if a white-child within his jurixliction
lappens to get w ithin three miles of a color
ed iierson the ienalty is an instant and
ignominious death.
"Ah! Fee where tlie wild blazing srog;-hop ap
pears. The red waves of wretchedness swell .
bnms on the edo of tempestuous years,
The horrible U:ht-house of hell '."
For some, time past a vigorous temperance
movement, chiefly led by women, has lieen
in progress in a number of towns in Ohio
with marked success. The plan is to visit
the saloons, hold prayer-meetings in them,
and by pcr-ux-ion induce dealers to stop the
business. .At Wilmington popular feeling
has been so fully arou-ed that it is reported
that every drinking saloon is elo.-ed. At
Sabina a like result has lieen reached. At
(jllipolis a Temperance Ix-aguc was organ
ized. A procession of 80 ladies vi-itcd the
drinking saloons, and by prayers and appcal
endcavorcd to stop the traffic. At some
houses the doors were clo-ed against them,
but they held their devotional excrci-es ujmn
the steps. At one saloon, known as the
"Koblicrs' Koost," they purchased the en
tire stock, and emptied the liquors into the
gutter amid the ringing of eliuieh-liclls and
the cheers of the lookcrs-on.
At Xcvr Vienna the same movement has
lieen liegun. meetings have been held daily,
and a round of calls was recently made umn
saloon keepers. All went smoothly until
the ladies reached the saloon of one Van
lelt. I'luin entering his den they were or
dered to leave but declined and liegan their
devotional excrci-e-. During a prayer when
the leader uttered the words, May the
laird liuptize him with his Holy Spirit," the
enraged Van IVlt seized a bucket of lilthy
watcr and hurled the content- over them say
ing, ' d you 111 Iciptize vou.' Ilere
ticated his act without cau-ing any intcrruj
tiun in the excrci-es, and finding dirty water
of no avail, he liegan to throw liecr uhi the
ladies until they were finally dr'ucn from hi
iW thoroughly drenched. They fini-hed
their excrci-es lont-ide his dimr, while he
stood at the window denouncing them with
horrible imprecations. Iublie indignation
against him is fully arou-ed, and it is proli
able the men ill the town will lini-Ii the
work by the de-truetnm ol his place orbu-i-ness.
Kentucky cor- into the temiicniiico reform
biisincs- with the rashness ol inciericncc.
A lull has lieen introduced into the Ij-gi-u-turc
dcsicnctl to entirely -top the sale of
every kind of ardent -pirit- in the common
There via- an upr.iar in the jail at Alfred.
Me., a few d.i- ago. A buxom female
pri-oncr or eonuvial proclivities got at some
liquor in the sheriff's aartmcnt, and after
imbibing freely herself her philanthropy
moveil her to ia the jug around, and in
altout half an Iiour a ytrn of jov vvas ri-ing
fnnn every cell, anil the general cllcct was
rather ludicrous.
The state constables seized 1 1 pillons of
Honor all thev could find Irom a fancy
saloon in liiston, nxeutly, but l.' minutes
later the place opened ui vnth a Iresh stock.
"I have lost Ue-h." said a toiicr to his
comouion. "No great loss." replied Ihc
other, -mec yon nave mauc n uji
The citizen.- of Daiiiel-suuille, Conn.,
were so exasperated by a recent murderous
assault upon a prominent temjieranee man
tliat they liave lerseeuted tlie demon nil ne
knows lilt where to hide hi-head there
isn't an oncn liar in the town, and the close
ones, if any. arc kept very close, indeed.
'lilting Hair" i- what liad men. who
lrink in the niorniu? to counteract the
effects of last night's dis-iiotion, call follow
ing tlie uonncoKiinic maxiui. .'iwhm .-...
libus I'urantur," (literally tran-lateil). "A
liair of the same dog cures the bite."
Ik-I'ru-idcnt Hill of Harvard Cullegc.said
at a recent temperance meeting at Portland,
Me., that in tlie exiiericnce oi nan a cen
tury, in various place-, lie had never seen so
many young men intoxicated and staggering
through the streets a- he had seen in Port
land during the last six months. And thi-,
he said, shook his faith in the effects of a
prohibitory law to shut up tippling houses,
'tbo-e dens of inEimy w here drunkards are
A Califo-nia miner, fond of whiskey, at
tempted to obtain a drink snrreptitiously
froni a soli-water liottle which tho foreman
liad in a box in thewagon. Watching when
the overseer liad turned away for a minute,
he slipped up to the wagon," slyly inserted
his hand, took out the soda-water liottle ami
swallowed the contents but ju-t tltcu the
foreman discovered lum, and saw that lie
lad drunk a bottle of quicksilver iu-teail of
the covetod whiskey. All the window glass
in the neigkuorhood was collected, and that
miner was kept busy for two days breathing
on tho panes to convert thetn into mirrors !
A mo-t extraordinary temperance meeting
is lieing carried on at Washington court-liou-c
in Ohio. Dr. Dio Ivvis of I-wton
recently gave a startling tcniiTanec lecture
there, "which seems to have had a marked
effect upon the women. Prayer meetings
of women of all denomination- arc held,
every morning, in the 1 'ri-byterian church ,
and the artv tlien adjourn en masse to the
saloons-. Hi iii numlicr." where they pray and
sing w i.-,h the liabitnal frequenters ol the-c
places. P.y jcrmission of the saloon-keepers,
recently, the ladies emptied -cveral lurrels
oDiquor from the cellars into tlie gutters
and set lire to it, amid the applause of the
male sr.t-tators. Nearly every man in town
has sig id the pledirc, ami the women are
resolved, to prosecute their work until alcohol
is exterminated.
DxtiiTkii I'vro Dk.mii. Scleral vcar
ago, w hen John P. Hale was heic as Sena
tor, says the Washington corre-iiondcnt of
the Cleveland Ittulir, his daughters were
among tlie most adiiiire.1 of all the liellc-.
llicy lived in elegant style at the National,
and entc rtiine.1 with a great deal or vivacity
all who i-ited them. The vounge-t was
really a very pretty, fresh, piquant girl of
eighteen or -o.
Ofcoiirso there were a great many ad
mirers, i nd among them the actor John
Wilkes l'ooth was the mo-t devoted to Miss
Kiglitren. Von ierlr.i rcmcinlicr P.ioth's
appcwraiiec a handsome, d.irk. iiielmlra
niatic fellow, and among a certain set here
hewasa grr.it lavorite socially. At night
he pfcivco his Cliarles in Schiller's "5o.-lK-rs,"":m.l
Miss Hale was always at tin
play, vritli Imuqnet and -miles for him. In
ti... .l;ivs who could !rncss the Kid M-qucI
to a in- n'liiee of love that primi-od bright
cnouh '! I rcmcmlier a night when the
l,.,..r -is n l.la. ol li-ht. The cne-ts were
giving ,a "Ikii" for their friends, and lie
Tuivn nnltzes every one was rool-naturi'dly
gos-ipi .ing at Ihc devotion of a couple who
walked up and down the rooms, and were
a pi are itly oblivious or place and surround-in-s.
They were a very attractive pair : he
tall and dark-eyed, she t.ur and sweet a-an
rni.lili rose.
Tiutv wen- -ome who ravillcil at her
elmie. The f.ithcr liiu-t l wild to per
mit s ich an alliance, they slid the daugh
ter .,r.. ivr llitl States Senator to marry a
play actor. Hut the many to whom the
voting girl's sweet face seemed an excuse Tor
any infatuation, looked with indulgence at
l.r. Kt.l.. .l,,.v i.rtlie 'old- old story.
1 rceicmlier t(Ni well another night, ju-t
the eve or two days later. We were at
Fords old theatre. Again a blaze or light,
and te u-ic, and a crowded hun-e, to look at
Iiurr. Kccnc in the "American Cou-in."
How many timi s have you heard the story
or that night, t on ilrcadnil to talk of even ?
The -udden pistol shot, the uproar tliat fol
hnvcJ.and in t;ie figure that sprang from
the I're-ident's box 1 saw the lot cr or two
night'sago, and I knew that eicn as he
whit perod in that young girl's car he was
planning this drcnuTul scene. In Wilkes
llooth's K'ket v .-.is round the picture or his
lietrothed. and she wrote or the a-sas-in
tliat she would i oarry him at the foot nt the
Acvssiz's Convimivo I'.vn-LTV. A
writer in the P stun .7o4-says : " We re
member when ga.s-iz lectured before the
l?gL-laturcorMassachu-etts on the wants ol
his mu-ciim. He had lured t.'iem all to lis
ten to him in his nwn den. the .'ecturing hall
of the mu-eiim; and it was cu.'ious to s-c
how he convinced hard-hearted bu "iiness men
and firmer thfit it was Tor their iirtcrcst to
appropriate th'-money of the State to ad
vance what he frankly admitted was the
cau-c of puro scientific research, with enly
an incidental result in practical applical ion.
In going oter the museum, after the lcctitre
wascomladed, vie happened to have the
pleasure ofjiistling again-t, and forming the
aequaint.ir.e.' of, a tough-handed legislator
or the thorough New' Kngland class, with an
intellect as -harp as a kniTe, and utterly im
pregnable to every form of sentimentality
and humbug. 'This 'ere Aga.-siz,' he -aid,
'knows what he isnlwut. He is honest.
Kvcry dollar we vote for his museum will go
to carry on the work. Not the fraction ofa
cent will stick in his lmckct. I don't know
anything aluit science, but 1 do know an
hone-t man when I meet him, race to
IxiiEitiTEii Vices. Not more pitiful are
the approaches of madness, than are the well
understood symptoms which -igmTy to the
hereditary drunkard the hour or hi- inherit
ed passion. I knew in Texas a young man
who vvas heir to such a wofnl heritage. He
was physically one or the liand-oiucst or
men, and possessed or great and varied tal
ents, which he liad carcnilly cultivated.
Moreover, he had served his country with
distinguished bravery, and was then holding
a high position of tru-t and honor. Iiut
with a regularity that -as terrible, there
came to him no matte where hc was, over
his ledger, in the ehurc, by the side of the
woman he loved a craving for brandy that
pisj-csscd him like a demon, and drove him
forth from among his fellows. With set
lijsi and despairing fice he would deliver to
a friend the keys or his office and lictake
himself to his room not as men go to a car
ousal, but as they go to meet a fearful reck
oning and for two or three days drink in
sullent, silence, till the craving was ap-TK-a-cd.
Some one was one day prai-ing, in
his presence, his vast stores of acquired in
formation and hi- delicate fancy as an artist.
"Yet I -hall die like a brute," ho said, sad-
ly ; and the dc-iring look of a hunted ani
mal came into his eye as he added " My
r.ithcr died drunk my mother (iod forgive
her! my grandfather shot hiniscirin de
lirium tremens you know, lwys, how poor
Patrick died it w ill lie the same with me."
Hi, prophecy was too soon rullilled. The
hi-tory oftlic two Colcridges is well known.
The father was a confirmed opium cater ; tho
sou inherited with his-plendid talents his
in-anc craving for stimulants. With this
cur-c haunting him, his beauty, his genius,
his brilli.iut pros)iects, were the bi'.terc-t
ironies, and a lifo or the grandest promise
was sKin sacrificed. No two vices arc more
di-tinctly hcrcditiry than thieving and
gambling. Any one who has lived among
licgriK- accc ts this ftct without di-pnte. 1
have known whole families of negroes
thieves. I have, in employing them, had
the fact simply stated tome as a part of the
transaction; "I rirkon you'd liettcr link out
for vour keys; -he's a likely girl, but -he
comes ol a stealing family." Perhaps the
iiassinn lor gambling Is-comcs soonest ol an
universal. There arc vv hole nations that are
gamblers, who could not with equal ju-tiej
lie called thieves cr drunkards. Not only
pas-ion- and vices, but morbid conditions,
arc trausmis-iblc by heritage. A young,
Ii-tlcss, fretful bride, for instance, weakly
encourages hy-terieal liabitsor blind fainn
ate impul-os". without thinking that her
hy-teria may lie reproduced in some Turin of
imliecility, or even epilejeiy. I hi-, again,
may lieeoinc hereditary, or ! tr.m-initted a-
mania or melancholy: in-tami-. of lmth ol
which arc within my own knowledge. Sui-
ide, without any mark of weak intellect.
frequently lieciuiics hereditary induced too
often by the careful nur-ing of nervon-and
hy-terical affection-, and groundless fears for
;i few generations. Sarnrr of lltallh.
Knllr.ud Vc rlJf ills l,.r z.
carefully compiled table of all the rail
road aivident- l:i-t year give- u-. in the
tabular form -
riillMons 0
lVrailments - -i
lltlMT l:
T..UI Iv!
Three hundred and eighteen of the-e derailment-
lieing unexplained, added to tlic
ninc accident-w hose nature or cau-c is un
known, subtracted from the w hole numlicr
leaves '.I.V.I accidents which arc in -ome man
ner explained : and of the derailment- there
arc ju-t 5(1(1 lor which -ome cause is assign
ed. Of this hitter number 1 per cent, are
charged to broken rail-, 1 1 jn-r cent, to un
placed switches, 1 1 per cent, to cattle on the
track, 7 1-2 ier cent, to other accidental ols
structions on the track, and (i per cent, to
washing out the road bed. Thn- the-c live
causes are responsible for till jr cent, of all
the derailments for which any cause is as
signed. Anoth general classification charges
213 or the 500 to defects and failures of jier
manent way, ami 7"' to defects and failures
of rollin:: "stock, to which latter must lie
added 4'J of the accidents w Inch caused no
An examination ol' the tables of the acci
dents by montlis, w ill show some notable
facts. There is apparently no rea-m w by
colll-ions should lie more frequent atone
period tlian another, except the varying
amount of traffic. The figures show an
average of :12 2-3 tier month, and the varia
tions are not notable. v ith derailments by
broken rails it is different. Of the whole
numlier morV' than one-third occurred in
the month of January, and very nearly four-tifth-
in the lir-t three months of the year,
which were distinguished even lieyond or
dinary winter months for -evcre coltl weath
er and great now -tonus. The derailment
by running over cattle are, on the contrary.
frw- in winter and numerous in mild weath
er, a- is natural to ciHtt. We retmrt but
live eases in the hr-t three and last two
month- ol'thc vi-ir. and an average id" seven
eaih month for ihc other seven, which form
the srazing -cn-in for most ol the country.
'here i- bv no mean- the --line contrast in
the breakage- ol" wheel- and axle- lietwcen
the numlicr- in summer and winter. Taking
tlnssc which i-auscd and those which did not
cau-c derailment-, tncther, 27 outorti2
ita-e-, or aKiut II jierccnt, occurred in tho
first quarter ol the year, when Ml fr cent
or the bro.cn rails occurred.
Hut: Yoc l'vm Skkn Jones? It was
only two davs ago Jones was injudiciously
lull." lteing lKiiurnllv aware or hi- in-
'bricty, he endeavored to conceal it from the
hc by buttonini: hi- coat up very closely.
parting an abnormal -tillnes- to his knees
d triiipin-' over his ovv n heels. He stalked
up to a street car. walked briskly in ju-t a
the lior-e started forward and instantly
tumbled out apiin liackward without un
U'nding a muscle. Straightway he recover
ed the upright, -pla-hcd with inud, and re
entered, seating liim-ell U-idc an aequaint-
ance. making no -ign ol hi-
I ns-
cntlv he tiirnisl to tli
1 an I
lie coti-idcriHl a inomt-nt, and then again
a-keil :
"OII'thetiai-k "
More rellei'tion Icppily then
Somnolent cogitation
"Any ace'dnt?"
"Not any at all."
He took this piece of information into his
intellectual lu.vw, and, digc-ting it, con
cluded that he mu-t lie very drunk indeed.
Anxious to cover up the di-jrraceful fact and
turn the matter oil' n-pectably he shortly
turned ajram with ihe iitind odscrvatuui
"Well, ir I'd auone that, I wooilcna gut
Hchlinkcd oil' into an iincnii-cious state in
a little while, then "woke up," with his
eves very wide on, to -how cvcrylly that
he'd only lieen thinking. He rode on almut
a mile lieyond his street, and was finally
taken home in a hack.
Have you ever seen Jones?
Av I'ssvvouv "SnuicT." Mr. Pierre
M. Irving, author ol the "Lio-awl Letters of
Wa-hington Irving." mentions that one
morning he heard "Uncle Washington"
laughing '-cotisumedly" in lied, and on in
quiring the cause found that lie was re-reading
the following anecdote from the Knick
crliocker "Table":
"A French gentleman, who-e unostenta
tious but princely ho-pimlitr adds even a
new charm and grace to the lovely lunks of
the St. Lawrence, along the mo-t delightful
reach of tliat resplendent stream, used to
relate tlie following story :
'Itecstwanty year,' said he, 'since I
come over, an' vvas in New York ; an' I go
one night in z' upjicr part dc cita ('t was
luos" in ze eontrec) to see a frande. Ah !
oui ' W'cn I come by ze door yard, I see
som'sing 1 know not what he ces, lmt I
t'ou"lit he was lectil ralicct ; Imt he was
ver'iiwic. I go up s-o-f-l-y to heem, an
I say, 'Ah, ha ! 1 "av' gots yon !' So I strike
heem big strike by my ombrcl on ze top oy
hcez necks Ah ! s-a-c-r-e-c ! suppos' what
Ac do, eli 7 ll-a-a-h." He strike me lack
iniuvficc wiz hcez Damn! I can't
Icll'' It was airful' n-Rr.vnn.u ' ! Ho
s-in-c-l 1-s so you cannot touch him an' I
ze same! I Crow niyscir in zc lond up to
my necks, but it makes no n-c; I smcllsjrcr
irnks' 1 not like to go in zc room wiz my
frande ; I dig big hole, to put my cloze in ze
ground. It no cure zem. I dig zcui up;
b-a-a-h! 'tis joo-t the same. I put zem
lk, an' z.iv sni-e-11 one year till zay rot
in zc "round". It its fa-act ! lie was one
And so it was a fact, Tor no man kirn or
woman could cicr have counterfeited the
rcrvor or di-gu-t which distinguished the
graphic delineation of that sad nil-hap."
St. Louis's wickedest man has died and
gone to Chicago. Ills successor will lie se
lected Iiy competitive examination.
Tho Detroit Free Press says that ir you
fire a -.hot-gun in any direction in this
country you will hit a poet ; to which the
Ohio H'alc Journal replies: "Wc want a
Conductor Tucker of the IViston and
Maine llailroaJ lias run thirty-three years,
and his train has never met with a serious
At Mu-koka. Joseph Arch met with some
Vankcisi squaring some pine trees for expor
tation. "You're an Englishman 7" it was
asked. "Yes, I am," he replied. "Waal, I
never knew one of your poiplo who could
square timlicr well enough for us." "You
never did," said Arch, "lend me your axe."
Without any ado, Arch took the axe and
squared the timlicr to the full satisfaction of
the critics. Ho was offered $15 a month te
cut timber.
Now that Treasurer Spinner Ls on a recu
perative trip in Florida, some one says he is
going to meander by the romantic crocodile
bayous that he may discover if the footprints
of tho-o creatures reallv do resemble his
The dLsciLisior. about .Mr. Lincoln s relig
ion, did it not present so much variety,
would lie in danger or grow ing monotonous.
That he was "evangelical" there can lie, no
manner or doubt, lor the fact is duly certi
fied by unnumbered witnesses, to say noth
ing oi' the Kpiscopal clergyman who gave his
testimony in the list Sunday Times. Tliat
he was an out and out infidel there is an
abundance orprnorin the testimony or many
or his old companions. That he was an
Unitarian no one can doubt after reading
that eloquent testimonial from I!o!crt Coll
ycr, and ProL Taylor proves jmint blank
that he was a Spiritualist. There arc now
only several religions to hear from; and in
due time the Svvt-dcnWgiatis, Mormon- and
Shakers will, no doubt, present their claims,
all duly certified. When that happy day
conies it is to be hoped old Alie's gliis-t will
lie allowed to rest in tie:ice. Chttawt
An Iowa weekly iiaiicr is jriving the Pres
ident's message under the head of "d'rant's
l.a-t Mint; or, the lliseanlei Daughter,
and publishing it as a serial, and running it
nine weeks.
man iK.-sing through a crowd, heard
one say, " 1 ucre goes a man w ithont relig
ion, lie turned, and sanl gently, "I have
religion cnou h to lmnlon vour insult."
The Chicago Tnlmnc notes tliat Martin
Van Iiiiren once said it was 1-ettcr to travel
thirty miles to -e a man than to -end him a
letter, and it lielicvcs Caleb Cn-hing will
rcc with him.
Him. J. 1!. Ilrovv n. of Portland, ha- sul-
-cribeil the lilier.il -uiuol $1(1.0(1(1 towards
the iicrmanent endowment ol lliwdom t ol
lege. President (.'rant is contemplating the pur-
cha-cora lot on Vermont avenue. Wa-hing-
ton. and the erection ora houso in which to
re-idc after the expiration or his term or
Liui-ville lia-a genuine sen-sition. A
man came there from Michigan in Septem
lcr la-t, established his identity at the heir
or two rich Ijouisvillc ladies, recently de
ceased, and liaving -ettled up the .tute and
got a bill of exchange for SO.IMHI. went to
Cincinnati with hi- law ycr to get it cashed.
Neither or them has liccn heard from since.
Mavor Mcdill writes from Paris tliat no-
lioily in the city drinks water who can
-ibly avoid doing -i ; and a St. Iuis i-iier
spitcliilly adds, "Hence every nncago man
there feci- perfectly at home?'
An extraordinary story conies from
( irecn-burg, P.i. Vfc tell it as 'tis told by a
local inpcr Tliat a burglar should K- ea
tured hy a skeleton -eems an impossibility,
but the fact actually liapjiening in (irecn
burg on Saturday night last di-i-ises of any
question as to ptis-i'uiity. llreaking into a
clo-ed and unoccupied oificc of a physician of
tl:at town, a tmr'lar opened a elo-et (while
his companion w ith a dark lantern was in
another part or the room) and reeling for
clothing at about the height or clu-ct hooks
generally, got his liands lictvveen the jaws or
a skeleton, which lieing adju-ted with a coil
spring and kept open with a thread, clo-ed
suddenly on the intruding liand by the
breaking orthc thread. A sudden thought
triking the burglar or hi- lieing caught by a
kclcton in the doctor's clu-ct so terrified
him tliat he uttered a faint shriek, ami when
his companion turned the lantern toward
him, and he beheld hinwlf in the grim and
lia-tly livvs of Death him-cli, he became so
overpowered by fear that he fain ted, fell in
sensible to the floor, pulling tho skeleton
down upon him, and nuking -o much noise
that his companion fled immediately, and tho
iliictor, alarmed at the noise and conlusion.
hastened into the office and secured the tcr
rortricken burglar -till held by the skele
ton ' the pleadings of the burglnx.who wa-
reeivgnized bv the lihy-iciait as citizen ol
(Irecn-burg for -cvcral years, and a man
generally held in good cstceia, were -o piti
ful and cllcctivc tint the doctor released him
-bowed him the dtrnr, anil bade him good
night with the toe ol his ri ht boot, with a
verbal reminder that ir he was ever seen
afterward in (!rcen-burg an information
would lie made ag.iin-t Iiuu.
A Prairie City (l.i.) druggi-t refused to
-ell a man some whi-key lor a-ick child, the
other d.iv, and that night the child died.
The father now -lies the d niggist Tor dam
The Washington eoncspondent of the
Springfield iii I'ultltcan .Antes: To prove
that "sorrows come in battalions," the
jiers, thi- morning, ci.iiiain the statement
that Mr-. William's only son is under arre-t
for theft. It may lie a mi-take, but, a-i-wcll
known, a year or. two since her -in
suddenly made his apj.-aranee hen and
almut a--uddcnly his exit. K'ins concerned
in some liiisdcmen'nir. 1 would nut have
mentioned the sebjeet but fiir the fiict that
the leading journals have introduced it, and
I do it simply to say a few wonls of explana
tion. A quarter of a century ago, Mr-.
Williams wa-. driven by the cruelty of her
hu-band to leave him; all h er truest friends
advised to Ibis eour-c, but its lesalt wa
that her only child, a lulw o. iiy a v ear old.
was retained by the father. The mother
made repeated efforts to obtiiu custody of
the lmy, but ill vain, and he losscd nut of
her knowledge. -More than twenty years
later, ruined in character, he wafkcif into
the hotel here where -he, the wife ol'irn
honorable senator, resided, and announce I
himsclfas her son. Her lichavior under
these dreadful circum-tinees was mo-t ad
mirable; she owned him at once and re
ceived him with open arms. She made
every HK-iblc provision fur hi-- neglected
education, nor did she exhibit any fal-e
-hamc in regard to the matter, l'verything
was dune for the young man that kindness
and abundaut means could suggest, but he
rejiaid it all with ingratitude and miscon
duct. And now comes a friend of Agxssiz, who
says, in the ll-iston Glol-c : We happened
once to please him by definin-- a Tell y lish as
organized water. "Now look at it through
the mteroseojic," he said, "l.ut, Agassiz,
the play of the organization is so wonderful
that it seems to me that nothing but mind
can account for it." "You are right," vvas
his answer; "in some incomprehensible
way, (Iod Almighty has created those be
ings anil J cannot aouu ol their immortality
any more than 1 tloubl of my oirw."
A lloston lawyer of temperance principles
was shocked to see live Harvard student ) go
through nine Imttles of cliamjiagnc at the
i-arkcr uou-e, me oincruay. ihey w;i
bright, intelligent looking young men, too
Miss Anthony introduced a speaker at the
recent woman suffrage convention at
Washinzton. who proved hciscira Tartar.
She was exceedingly garrulous ami refused
to de-i-t from speaking, on the ground that
she was a widow ,and that it wa her mis-ion
to preserve the soul of her husliand on
earth. "Do vim know who any husband
was?" she asicd, "My husliand, ladies and
gentlemen, was a man '" a statement that
was received with the greatest gnod-hnmor
uy all present except .viiss.vntliony, who in
dignantly called a select choir to her assist
On the occasioa of the one liundretli an
niversary birthdr.y of Mozart recently, it was
proposed to deco rate his grave. Ilut.alas
i'or the recognition of man's greatncs-i by his
own age, not one was anie to point out the
hnal rcstinjr place ol the immortal composer.
Whereupon a German musician (not Iiclong-
ing- to the school ol the tuttire) suggested to
the city authorities who had undertaken the
decoration: "H you vill only cause one of
P.ichanl Wagner's eomp edtions to lie jier
formcd in the churchyard where Mozart is
buried, and after the performance cause the
graves to lie ojicncd. yoi t map rely upm it
tliat the corpse of Mozai-t ran lie identified
by its liaving turned around in disgust."
The newest style or lioys' trousers, which
arc coppcr-fa-tened and plated at tho knee
to defy friction, arc known as the "Knee
Plus Ultra."
The la-t definition is that given by a little
follow- in a public school at St Paul, Minn.,
who liaving spelled the word "sob," was
asked to define the word, and said: "It means
when a Teller don't want tocry and it bn-ts
out itseir."
It is desirable on many accounts that child
ren should cultivatc-flowcrs rather than fruits
or vegetables. Mu-t children arc fond or flow
ers, ami all can lie taught to Iovo them, and
the hardier and commoner sorts at least do
not tax the energies so heavily as cither
fruits or vegetables in cultivation. Ilc-ides,
since flowers appeal solely to the moral scn-c,
they Kicilihitc the inculcation or generous
habits. As children acquire strength and
skill, they may gradually lie intru-tcd with
the care of vegetables or fruits; but they
mu-t be taught to use the products or their
little gardens as a means of conferring liajs-
fiiuess on others; fur thus can their own
lappincss be most cfl'cctually attained, since
that which is selfishly enjoyed must ulti
mately result in discontent. l!ut of all tho
lessons to be learned in a garden the most
valuable is the art or oli-erving ; fiir so
varied, so dclh-atc, so minute, and yet so
unerring, arc the operations or Nature, that
though the closest study may fail to fathom
her mysteries, the rewards of such study arc
so rich and .si surprising that even the stu
dent oi tenner j ears is perpetually stimula
ted to fresh researches. This interest in
natural objects, once aw-akcncd,will pmvc an
inexhaustible source ol pleasure while Iilu
lasts; for it i-an interest that the common
est heath can gratily ; and he that has made
good u-e of his lmwcrs of olservation, he
that has trained hi- senses to firing turn ac
curate information, cannot "travel from Dan
to llecr-hclia and cry Tis all barren.'
lloim ami ,Sioo."
The craving of children for sweets is well
known to lie one ol the most imperious oT
their appetites. It ha- reforencc prolnbly
to that ceaseless activity which especially
characterizes the age uT childhood. It may
lie that sugar performs in their systems the
inrt enacted by latty-u l-t.nici-inthciKlies
of adult-. A- it un dcrgocs oxidation
is burnt up. i ircul.iting with the blood it
may lie the source orjiovver which enables them
to kc"p in motion from morning to night.
liesides this, it is known that it renders easier
and more perfect the digestion of the album
inous loud upon which their growth depends.
In respect to the-o offices it is therefore
nearly c-scnti.il to their well-licing. And
yet how strong, for generations, has Ihcii the
prcjmlH-e against sugar! Under what dif
ficulties, and in thelacoof what di-couragc-
nicntsaml proti-t-, have our children oli-
t-uncd the luxury ' Home ami .s.
The Poughkecn-ic VaPjIc tells an affecting
little -tnry of a child lictwecn two and three
year, old wliom a lady found walking cm the
-trcct, eviilentlv lost and crying bitterly.
Taking her by the band, tlie lady a-ked
her when- -he wa- going. "I am going
down town to find my papa." was the reply.
lictwern sol- nf the child. "What is your
pnpv's name 7" asked the lady. "His
name is pnim," replied the innocent little
thing. ' l!.it w hat i- other name ?'' queried
thcladv : "what due- your mamma call him?"
"She calLs him pipa,-' )iersi-ted the Kvby.
The lady then took the little one by the
hand and led her alonz. savin; . ' on had
Wtter come with me : 1 guess you came this
way." -le-, but I don t want to go t-iek :
1 want to find my lam." replied the little
girl, crying afri-h as it her heart wonld
break. "VV hat d.i you wantoi vour .-
a-ked the lady. "I want to kl-s him.
Ju-t then a si-ter of the child came along
looking for her, and led her away. From
subsequent inquiries it apitrcd that the
little one'- papa, whom -he was so earnestly
in search ol. had recently died. In herlone-
somcne-s and love for him she, tired of wait
ing for him to come home, lad gone to una
him and greet him with the aeru-tomcd
The following item of new- is now going
the rounds or the press: "Seventy-eight
newsboys or Indianaiiolis were on Chri-tmas
presented by some staid old citizens with
saving-Iunk pa-s lok, each one having a
small account opened." The story is liter
ally truc.biit it remains to lie told that on the
day alter l hn-tmas. tnosc sevcniy-eigm ac
counts were drawn, tho-e seventy-eight pas
books sold for old paper, and seventy-eight
ncwslmy- might have lieen seen at the
thcatrc on the proceed-.
The Nashua T- h graph says the r.iuiiiiar
sentence " One touch of of nature," was
lirautifully illustrated by three little girls
who not Ing -ince lost their mother by
death. Hearing that a lady friend of the
famiily was dying these three little children
went to their grandmother, called hcra-idc
and whi-pered in her car: "Mrs. is dying
and we want you to go to her and tell her
to "c our li-t love to our mother."
friend tc'i u-of a gentleman who kept
a hoarding school lor -, and who was ex
cessively bmd ol" KiiLsagcs every day noon,
week in and week out, those -uiall mils
almut as large as vour little linger, wonld
appear on the tabic, till the hoy were sick
of the sight ol them. One day they sat
down to dinner with Ihc sausage- ls-forc
them a- usual, and in offering grace, the
gentleman made use of this cxprcs-ion :
"Wc thank Thee for . Thy many tokens.
Thcv are unnnmliered and past finding out."
Tho'meal progri -cd ; and alter a time one
chap "backed up bis cart" with "I'd thank
yon for another token." He didn't want it
"nor didn't get it either.
A TmcmNu iNnmtNT. Col. Klotz or
M.iuch Chunk. Pa., tells an incident which
occurred during the recent meeting of the
Mexican veteran-
While standing with John Solomon of
I'-i-t M-vuch Chunk, in the capitol. a
onc-leggeil soldier approached and asked if
that wa-Lieut Klotz. Heinz an-vvcrcd in
the affirmative, the soldier slid he vvas the
only man who-e leg was shot offat the kittle
or Cerro d'onlo who liied. Mr. Solomon
a-kod the crippled veteran if lie rcmcmliered
the soldier who-e cot wa- Is-side his in the
lus-pital. The soldier looked at him cWIy
and -aid his natr.o was Solo.nnn. " WV1I,"
said Mr. S.. "I'm the man." As might lie
expected the thr-o soldiers wi're soon bu-y
riiiinntin-. their experiences. After some
moments the crippled soldier inquired of
Mr. Solomon whether he had ever heard of
(iiblw, the hospital attendant, w ho dressed
their wounds. "Here lie l-, kiui a ny
stander, who had evidently lieen li-teniug to
the conversation. " I'm (iibbs." The
a-toni-hcd -ildiers -hook hands all around
again, and almost wept over each other. 1 1
was the lir-t time they had met since ISIS.
A Nkvt PoKTuviTot Cvlei:. Noliody ever
heard of his Wing sick. Nolmdy exiiccts
him to die. At the age of7t he has thc
vitality ami vigor of lc-s than GO. He is as
goad tor tw enty years of life, apparently, as
aliuftst any man in Wa-hington. He is not
at nil ol the lluracoOrcelcystauip Mr. (irec
Iey had nea rJy as fiir and fine a frame w hen
he was nominated for the presidency. Six
mouths later thcmortilicationofdcre.it kill
ed him. Mr. dishing has received almost
as severe a blow, with a dozen years more of
the burden of y!ars upon his back to take
away his power ot resistance. It will hardly
destroy his appetite for dinner or Iis-2 bin a
night's sleep. L'c has gone through several
similar cxpcricncts liefiire and has come up
smiling after every ono of them. A gentle
man ol this city, who has known him, and
aluu-t everybody else in public life, for two
generations, said of Mr. Girdling yesterday :
"He has the prino requisites for old age a
bad heart and a good digestion." It was the
speech of a cynic or course but it measured
Mr. Cushing accurately. "Tnnflcton's"
lioslon I slier to Ilan'forii Courant.
Walter I'.rackctt's four exquisite pictures
viT salmon, which were on exhibition in New
Y'ork a year ago, have stn.'C attracted great
attention in the Crystal P.i lace Exhibition in
Kngkind, where tlicy wcr.7 placed in the
(Jueen's corridor, when the leinquct was
given to the Shah. They wei c sulisciiieiitly
lmught by Mr. Ilichard Patter, President of
the (iraud Trunk Ilailroad.
The following joke is none th c lu.3 a good
one now that the occasion ofitispast: At
Dcs Moines, Iowa, tho other ni jht. a t bcat
rieal company played "Hip Vu,n Wink 'c."
YVhcn Kip awoke from his snooze hi fiiU
question was: "Has the House elected a"
Speaker yet?" which was greeted with
much laughter by tho legislature VTbowerc
A t-ix-collcetor in West Urookfidd, Mass.,
recently procured the arrest and imprison
ment ol'a citizen fiir non-payment or his
pull tax; but immediately on his release the
eitizen had the collector arrested fiir lion--payment
or the tax on a dog which he owned,
siiiil the result was a line of fifteci i dollars
and costs. Virtue, accordingly, iii not its
own rcwanl on some ocea-ions so jiiuch as
the other follows.
Clerk W
nonixio.1 xcivs.
Dr. John llowcrs Lewis, an eminent phy
sician and cx-mcmbcr or the Canadian Par
liament, died recently, at Ottawa.
Tho shipping at St. John is now alsiut
235,000 tons. During the past pear thcad
dition vvas about 10,000 tons, or tho value
r oncanda hair millions or dollars. Tho
additions to the shipping of Halifax during
tho same period were about 22,000 tons.
Only three ports in tho Uritish Empire have
more shipping than St. John these are
Liverpool, London and (ilasgovv.
Tho Quebec Legislature met Jan. SSth.
Tho lieutenant-governor assented to various
hills, and prorogued the House.
A ludicrous case of mistaken identity oc
curred in Montreal a day or two ago,
through the unfortunate resemblance of two
young gentlemen, residents or that city,
one or whom was recently married, whilo
the other remains a bachelor. The married
person went to a dinner party. The un
married one, as it so happened, was similar
ly occupied on the same evening, hut, un
luckily for his reputation, he made a mis
calculation as to his capacity for native
wine, and spoiled his night's amusement.
While a glimmer oT reason remained, he
endeavored to get home without attracting
attention. Iiy tho tunc the poor young
man reached a cab-stand, his mind had lie
couicso confused that he vvas unable to rc
mcmlier cither his own name or tnc name
of the street in which he lived. Ashe was
engaged in gesticulating somewhat wildly
to the eab-drivcr, a friend or tho married
young gentleman, happening to pa-s, no
ticed his plight, and confounding his iden
tity with tho latter, pushed him into a cab,
whi-pered to the drivcr,"and continued on
his way. Tho result or this friendly act
was the conveyance oT the unmarried man
to the house of the married man, where his
lamcntvble condition, as may ca-ily be -up-poscd,
created anything but a pleasant sur
prise. Tho young wife was, ol course,
deeply mortified at tho figure he cut in her
father's house. Subsequently, as ho lay
nleep upon a -ofi, tho father-in-law enter
ed the room to remonstrate with him After
wasting much good advice, the father-in-law
suddenly di-covered the mi-take that
liad liecii made by his daughter, and was in
the act of trying to persuade the latter ,pro
Uibly much again-t her will, that tho in
toxicated young man was not her hn-bind,
when the real husband put an end to the
dispute, and greatly increased the cmliar
rassnicntof the household, hy letting him
self in at the hall dour with a Ivteh-kcy.
The English Church at Ilrockvillc, Ont.,
was recently burned by incendiaries. Loss
A IhmIv of young men in Toronto have form
ed themselves intoa society called the Cana
da National As-ici.ititin. Their motto is
" Canada First." 'Ihcir rundvment.il doc
trino is that it is the duty of all Canadians,
whether such by birth or adoption, to re
cognize the necessity fur the cultivation of
a Canadian national sentiment which will
unite tho people ol the various provinces
more closely in the Ismds of citizenship,
produce a mutual confidence, whose com
mon -ense of affection will prompt acts of
toleration and words of rc-pect and prove
thebe-t guard for the Dominion again-t
absorption on the one baud and di-union
on the other.
The Qoelicc ministry have pmmi-ed to in
crease their proposed -ub-idy to that por
tion or the Portland .v, Ogden-burg llail
road running through Canada to &2,000
per mile.
The local freight bu-inoss on ther.iilways
in this locality is unprecedcntcdlv dull.
N. Johns Sews.
The Montreal H7ikjj say- the horse-mar
kct continues dull, with rates for good
working horses varying between $7o and
Two cars and an engine fiir the Montreal,
Ciiambly .t Sorcl Uailroad. built in the
States, have been detained in St-Johns for
several weeks past for payment orduty.and
will be sold by auction by the Collector un
less the duties arc paid forthwith.
The well-known Waterloo Hotel owned
and kept by .Mr. L. II. Iirooks. was toMllr
destroyed by lire, Janury 13. The tire ori
ginated in the back part of the huildinz
iiovv. it is not known. Several of the in
mates had a narrow escape and lo-t nni-t of
their clothing, etc. A good deal of the
furniture was saved. The hotel wa-in-ur-cd
for $7,000.
Lord Dufferin, the (lovcrnor General or
Canada, has offered two modiLs to lie com
peted for at tho coming -kating tournament
a gold one for the gentlemen and a -ilvcr
one for the ladies.
The Toronto fiWr claims 111) Ministe
rial. 32 Opposition, and 0 Independent
mcmlicrs elected to the new Dominion Par
An Alhost I'osaoTrEN Heci, ami the
Svvoan or IJvnov. A writer in the Chicago
Tribune renders tribute to the memory or
Col. Jonathan P. Miller or Vermont, one
of the volunteer in the cau-c of (Irerun in
dependence. Miller, then a yuan; alia in
the Unircr-ity of Vermont, was one of the
fii-t to go out with Dr. S. (!. Howe, who
was 50 years younzcr than he is now.
Miller arrived atMissolonghi. a row mouths
after the death or Lord liyr.in, and grcatly
di-tingiii-hed hnu-eir in the war. tir.illy cn
durinz all the horrors of the -icre of
Missolonghi, the lonze-t and imist terrible
siczeof modern time-. The issue ot it, it
will bo remembered, was the acuiMiug of
the women and children of a population ol
S,(V0 in otic place, w here they them-'lvc-applicd
the match to tho train that insured
their de-traction, while their hu-lund and
fathers hewed their way throuzh the
Turkish lines, i,(vm out ot'3,000 surviwnz.
Col. Miller, alter the peace, lmught
the sword of liyrnn from the bimily
or a (Ircek officer, to whom livrou
had given it, an.l who was subse
quently found dead on the battle-field,
with tiie sword knotted to hi. wrist. This
valuable souvenir, alter -uue vicissitudes,
returned to the possession of Col. Miller,
and is treasured hy his descendants. Ac
cording to the Tribune writer, the lady in
w ho-c possession it now is was obliged to
!! from her residence on the night of the
Chicago lire, and only saved a small box of
plate, the shawl thrown over her head and
the sword of I'.yron. Miller brought home
with him two -ms of Madame Multiadcs,
whose husband claimed a lineal descent
from the Item or.Marathon. and was slim
on the same field with .Marco liazzaris. Her
fortune licinir ruined, slio entru-ted her
lhiys to him ; one was adopted iuto his own
r.imilv. and tho other into that of a friend.
Tbi'two hare since !?r.iwn al to success
as American citizens. Col. Miller himscir
married wealth, and settled down to the
nraetieenf law at Montnelier. As a mem
ber or the Legislature, he introduced the
fii-t resolution on tho subject or slavery,
and liccame one ol the leaders or the free
soil party in that State. A granite obelisk
there marks the resting-place of his re
mains. I'oodle Fiwn. The ca-hicr or tlie Firt
National !ank of St. Juhnjliury received a
fivo dollar bill i-i-ued by- Oi'n bank, Tor rc
demptiiiii.wliich, l'rom it appearance, as
vrcll by nn cndun-cincnt upon the lack,
indicates an cTcntrul career. The bill U
not all intact rr rrom it but what pieces
thcrcarc left oHt, are pasted upon a white
sheet ot paper just the size of the original
bill. About one-fourth or tho surface of
this white paper is enclosed with red line,
and in the centre is the following "endorse
ment Thc rod marks on this side denote the
parts that have passed through the stomach
of a small white pH)ille, six months old, at
the residence of
I'lHLir I.OtV. tSTIUL.
21 j W. 20th St., New York.
A comarison or death rates in twelve
Statcsshow that Indiana i- the healthie-t.
then Vermont, Ohio, Hhode Island, Illinois,
New Hampshire, Virginia, Pennsylvania,
S'cw York, Calirornia, MaKs.iehu-ctts, and
Louisiana. The death records arc. how
ever, no safe guide. In but Tew of the
States are they kept with regularity nnd
prcci-ion, and it is possible that ir registra
tion were as correct in Indiana as in New
York, the two States might change places
i'n the liit.
Il'ow it looks to Outsiders-. That little
conviction at Middlcbury, to nominate
Spragu'c (or governor, seems to have been a
queer aLrair. Most ol' those w hn went to it
say that 1 ''CV werexummoned by a circular,
but they didn't know what they went Tor.
It looks as i Sprague. friends intended to
spring the notnination on tho convention,
but liiiind they" couldn't do it and quietly
took themselves away. SprinyfrlJ Jlejmh-lican.
From tho Sew York Tribune.
Social fnaasN and Ka-v.
The poor creatures, tho Siamese twins,are
not only dead, but wc hope may soon lie at
re-t, having given up tl.cirmy-tcry into the
hands or the physicians and men or science,
who were roucd intoa fryer ot excited zeal
by tho nows that they were at last at lilwrty
to probe and cut tho secret from them. To
outsiders, after all, this zeal appear- to lie
more in the interest oT mere curio-ity than
science. Whether there vvas an artery
running through the leathery strip oT llosli
w hich raised these weak -in i ii 1 ol lic-itlion
intoa world.- womlcr, or huvr it cm
nectttl to each trunk hy nerve-, rcully
mattered very little. a Un a- it UelonI
to a mon-trous freak of n:turc. IT they Ii.itl
perpetuated a race of Siitue twin the
matter might bmc had some import.uice.
The rcilly rurlous point of inquiry a- t.
how fir thn union of iwdy made the mm!
of the men dual or single ts put h tlit-ir
death Itcyond the cliame ol sdutt-n.
In the cascof the South Cirolitia muJalU
girls, tlie unnatural am! arbitrary i.ni.m
of certain faculties of the !rain as well
as the Iwdy U well worthy the atten
tion of metaphysician-, tor example,
each of the-c poor creature can Miriam
separate conversations at tlie -auie
time, Ming ditTercnt part-, etc. Out they
sit down, env-x the rimm, ric or ttuop
Minultancou-.ly without any hint or wurn
ini; intcrchanct. Tho will, to a certain
point, is thus jshown to lo idt-ntim!. while'
the other faculties nro nurate. Here is
room for a weightier inquiry than tliat of
any eccentricities ... nerves or arteries.
Why, indeed, should our -e:entitio men
telegraph and write, and ruh knives and
lancet-, in hnnd to Mount Airy to cut into
the strip of ilc-h between two dead iriamcs-o
when this vexed riddle of more mysterious
kinship broaden all a.out them and takes
themelve in. The viol has as few ft-iturcs
asthelnkly; are they never ?-hared hy two
of us in common a.iint our will? The
ferret eyes of their rand mot her which S.un
and his brother John inherit, with the
mi-srly cunning at which they hint ; the
cleft chin t;iveit to two or three other of
the family hy some luxurious ancestor ti
;ctlicr with hi-t .-en'.uous t i-tcs ; are these
lev mysterious, less woeful, weighty bur
dens and bond th.m the intolerable belt of
ekin which yoked thoo twins intoa1nnd
a;;e from v.ltiehonly Death could deliver
them? How much further Ls John indictable
for inetnnees and roili- intj which his
inherited cjes have guided him, than Chan?
and Km; lor the lips and tumbles intui
which they draped each other? Here i
matter of moment worthy ot k.ni!e and
probe. Doctor Holmes, we mneinler,oncc
brought it up fairly on the table lor dissec
tion, bat drew back, alarmed apparently at
either hi subject or his audience.
Alter all, the p4or twins were n-t m-ii
monsters that we need i;o chueLlin and
shuddering for weeks altout their eofEii.
Wc are all Changs and Kni;s at heart.
Kvcry man, siys the old superstition, hath
his double, in Africa or in his own house
hold. And every man oi us knows it to It
true. hat cl.-e do our jHTpetual school
boy friendships, our groping love affairs,
our marriages, mean but the search lor
this "fetch.''' this Chan, toward whom an
unseen tormenting I-amt draws Is a
strip of kin more inexplicable than the
power which impels Victor to choose a
plain, ill-tempered, silly woman out (nmi
hosts of fair and noble maidens for his wife,
and to eralt her thcrealter, as anointed by
some mv.sterious chrism, a queen anions
women ? And consider, beyond, tliat
nine out of ten commonplace women are
thus chosen and crowned by tlwcir
mates; that the IkukI letwceu them
irrational, ridiculous a- it may scin tj
others, is powerful enough to enable thcui
to bear all hardships, pain-, incongruity ot
temper with smiling unity ; to eat thou
sands of weal- together wittiuut jarring,
while their idea- arc diverse as the iole.
to rear children, t ?o down unlike, an
tagonistic in boiiy ami mind, yet one, to a
common grave. What can the twins, goin
about with their abnormal cirdle, lurnish of
wonder like that? Everybody shuddered,
too, at the horrible possibility that one ot
tnee pjor creatures should die. and the
other, ull living, be hampered by a corpse.
It was of this horror, soite reports state,
the survivor died. Iiut did we ever con
sider the spectacle ot a w-rnan carrying
through life the drunken, bl-iated !dy of a
husband or a son out of whom the soul has
died Ions ago, aud lei: only the brutaliicd
mass of matter, incap ible of fceling for her,
or of any feeling or life but the meclianieal
atmetitc of a beast? With what zeal, what
tenderness, she drudges tor the" Itody of thi-
death: lends it, battles tor it, totters
under it, down to the grave. S hat bmds
her to it? Here is a mystery Itefore which
Chang ami Kug's luind of union may well
pa -I-out of sight and lc forgotten.
Knpll-iii of Col. icazr).
The retirement of Col. Wiicy from the
io-t of Ooaiiuandcr of the (t. A. II. remind
us of the fact that it was onr fate, though
not ourj".ure, to -eo him rcei-ivc what we
liclieve to banc Iwcn his first luptl-m by
fire. It wa.- in ilay, alon the banks
of that fickle stream, the memory of nhose
na-tv nature was objurgated in thee;vinp
doierels ot the time as follow-:
Flvvr u, fliw ihi. thou iliiny strrain,
Fluw m curst t faiekalHimin
IWr scc UT lspti.m Uum w.ial.bt ?rm
To any jU eUl uowinte."
1c was on the luiik- of tuis i( lic;ititil'ul
river." tliat so often swept awav. our briics
that it was humorou-ly termed theriver
' -tick.-." that Lieut. Col. Vcaicy of the
3J Vt., but temporarily eomuianding the
olh Vt. started out witti the raiment asa
;aard to an cnj:incerini; :irty that had
been directed to enminc the ford- or the
streams. The Ikivs liad been jnJcr slight
tire at I-ce's Mill-, but were not yet fairlj
hardened to the so.md and -ii;ht of .-hells.
-othcywcTe somewhat dw.'oneerti'd alter
iKiTin; the shelter ol the wood- and n.in h
in4 in lull view ot a relicl Uittery hivherta
silent, to receive quite a -hnwcr ol living
"compliments." onlcr-were -triet to, on
no aeciiunt, brin on an en.ijteiiten;, -ootir
own latteries made no reply and " the
lws" were in that very unplea-ant Hi-iti.n
ol having to -land and lake il." i'ol
Vcazev saw in a nunnent that the rel-,"
with a lon lineof Ittyonetst.1 fire at would
siHin i;ct the raii!e and make it " very Itvc
l"lnrthe reiitient. So be made us lie
down, and this movement nude ll;e relicl-suppo-o
that we had nnc for rcfuice into
the shelter orthc woikU directly in advance,
and, to our ixrcat delight, they ehangrvi
theiraim and filled that fort's t with solid
-hot and shell. Then the regiment was
withdrawn, a company lit a time, on the
double quick, from the cxpo-cd jio-itioii,
and the " rclis" could nut change their ele
vation quick enough to do us liim li h.ir.n.
so wc escaped with a few wounded men; the
day being so hot and the gronud so heavy
that the iacn of some of the corupuiics icalL
fioQ" the field in -beer cxhau-tiou Iving tin
played out" for any fi-tcr pace, altho.igh
shells llcw very thick sround them. Thi
was only a small alTair, but the way a man
behaves the Hr-t time under lire indicates
his temjxrament as a soMier, and L'ol. Vea
zey was as cool and as calm in demeanor as
pos.iblc, and prompt to decide ja-t what to
do to extricate the boys without loss l'rom
the situation. His manner made a strong
impress-ion on the vriter, who wrote home
to his friends predicting that there was the
native material of a first-rate soldier in
Vcazcy,that he had coolness, self-eommand
and correct, swift judgment. Vermont soon
after called him to take command of the
lCth Vermont, and at (icttvsburg he fully
instilled theoninion. that all entertained of
him who saw him in this llrst trilling affair
oa the Chieahominy. Aliens Aileir
stiti-tion and TsfST CosrANY. In OUT
list of Vermont Savings Kinks, as piven in
our paper a Tew issues since, wc inadver
tently omitteu t:ic auovo naaicu incorporai'
sl in-titution. located in Iiurlinstm. n
which Henry 1'. Ilickok is President, and
Charles W. Wo.idhousi-. Treasurer. A
pcculianty in this Savings liank is that it
starts with a capital of one hundred thou
sand dollars as security to Oi-po-itor-. aulo
from the deno-itors' own money, which
u-ually constitutes the only "Ccurity of
savings tann. mis ih-iiluiiou lia- iH'cn
in operation less than five months, and has
already, as we Icarn, anout ono Iiumlreil
and til ty thousaml uollars on ilcpo-it,
addition to its capital. IlutlmJ G.'ot.
Settled. The National Life Insurance-
Company or this village has settled their
loss occasioned by the death if (.'apt. Col
vneoresscs. of the United States Navy, by
the payment of fifty cents on the dollar or
his jiolicy, which was lor 5,0110. It will
tio remembered that he Uieil inJ.riageiort,
Conn., some time sincc.undcrurcumstanccs
which led to asu-piciun oi suicwc. m
suspicion has liecoma strengthened by sub
sciiucnt evidence procured : but thU com
pany, following tho example er other com
jianics liaving insurance on his life, have
finally concluded to fettle or. the almvc
lasis. Monlpelier Watchman.
A man went into a batcher's shop, and
finding the owner's wife in attendance, in
tho aWncc of bcr husliand, thought he
would have a joke at her cipen:, and said.
"Madam, can you iu)ly me with a yard
of pork?" "Yes, sir," said she. And
then, turning to a boy.sho added," James,
give that geatleman three pig's feet !"
It it IrapcstiMe to mike frontIrsmn tlUf
ttit anr z.( njtran ! ma-le of an lotlian exc- pt
tn kill Mm. The M lowing xened Ulostrate Weit Oi
op ntunoo the Indian question t
T!ie IVarr Commltsloit.
It wa a IVace CommtMioaer.
Ami hU iarb wsi potior Arab;
IIU hair waj In; aM whlt, ar.d he
hnomiie-J hid xb t
In uTiort, he was a reticent
Ami ItMriJciuiro Blah.
Ills it vie was philanthropic.
And he tore a earpeCbar,
In which he stored hlstracuamlscip,
And other peaceful swar.
If hich Indians patronixo when war
And rattle stealing b.
Lons the sat In solemn council.
The a;nt and the rel.
Mildly talking llahby Tlrtuo,
Till the snenctn shik hU head,
A with dnalitandrriniFiwi'ieion,
Tlien he -runted Uw ami paid
Xtt with eloqnc&co of nature,
it in mctaphorie style.
Hat In pnuile frontier llno,
9l!nIct and srammar Tile
a-te-trvw-iis; want rmo whiskey,
lna rupty i drink a pile.
Tli mi that rack and towlr Quaker
IU-mon.-(raUHl wt th a teir ;
SVof fire-iratpr and ruin
With eIiMncnco severe
Sa.I, iuito reeiin-ty,that whUtey
Wj a t moi't insincere.
iVike ubn wore tho chill f nature,
Kwptnrdown thn rwln;
' Um mjr l.mther l-niurtit uJ;i'Cir
Is then i.wdr in his iitoT
Hut the Tmnet anit answered
Ulth nn itnuotrctnr 'mile
" my TArie-ateil hrothcr
Kvrrst i.ti.t Mr.Trmt.
llo rnuM tkvvrr, 1 am crtio,
itieh a liltli ipist!in ak.
Ilw.nl the.- ittnipiilfctfl they will teteh juu
In thf h :ut ol truth tu I-ok.
Pwdi'r I It ivenoncnttr whisky.
Ht tf tnini-drtrti in; leaf,
1 at r tii. r.il tract and tM'trt
I iuv-inan :.t I bo rhier."
Ttn thf Indian, wwj.inisi.llj,
Sa ! it nuwl him tnUer znvt .
That Ins moral sense compelIel him
Tt extract his brother's hair,
U'U ch be dht w ith nico predtltn
And len-rtriekvn air-.
Ami the ltIul race t'ommiiwon
iv-minatMt tlwn and there.
Tlie NlaDir-rTiila.
Dr.JloUiiiii-'Wortn ol .Mount Airy.N. C,
w lui attcndril tlw Snrnese twins, says ctin-
cerning tneiii
The twius in. ved to our neighborhood in.
ISlu Itjfnre the war thcv did not agree a
brothers -o iodt-e-ilnhlv Utulid ought to do.
and they came t- me unci', anl Kng, wht
hail the liettcr ili-i.i-itioii ol the two, saitt
in lircscnce ot their lu-iin-s aent that ho
could not live with bis brother amicably
and w.intrit It-ne a -.-parathin. I replitil
that the to -t I'liiitietit irgrons ot l.tiropo
li.nl "iveii their oidnion ailverso to such an
o)ieration. and t'lat 1 would not do it, add
ing th.it 1 woulu as -oon cut tneir tnroais.
I'liis startling view, together with tho
agent's jieruasions. eau-.il the matter to
drop. 'I hey were horn l.n-e to face, and
could no; have been at anv time during
their live- huek to luck, as some account
rciircsent. I lie connection vvas iiy an exten
sion ot the sternum, at the time of their
death almost o-scaus in it- hardness, and
neare-t in appearance and -ize to a man's
hand, vvit'i the lingers ,-trcteneu out ami
smiccicd toirether. and with the thumb un-
ih'rneath. makinira convex and a concave
"url'uco rescctiv elv almvc and Mow. In
tlie ex let renire oi nils lunu wa-. uio mai
ol a -ingle umbilical cord. The alt-cncc of"
doiil.Iene-s in this regard is continued by
the -tateuicut or the mother to her son Kng.
w ho rcmsited it to me. I hi-land I cx-
auiiiied after death. It bad hut one um
bilical mark precisely m the centre of tho
connection and underneath. Kng, tlie strong
and healthy one, under-tood Ins intimato
relation to his weak and sickly brother,
and remarked, on several ocea-ions. ''Wo
can t live long. Cnang never sain any
thing lmt"l tecllrad."' I told them at tho
time ol tlie interview on tin- -uhject-that
jios-ibly the -everance might havcKfnpcr-
lormctl sucees-uiuiy wnen youiii. u i uau
liccn in timc.liel'ore the death of Kng.I would
certainly have attempted the operation.
t he coinui'in error concerning a suppo-ci
artery pacing tnrougli the kind would not
have vletem.il me, nut my oniy icar wa-.
that jieritoniti- would -ct in, as
thi- band connected tt-elf directly
with the iieritoneum. The land is tho
cn-ilorni rartibgc apparently o-wiGed as
hard as the thigh bone, and it had no mo
tion in it a'ld had very little scn-Ation.
and that only at a particular joiint in tho
centre. T'ne danger ot peritionitis alono
prevented the njier.it km. I'ticir vvives are
white -i-ier-. lorn Vat.-', raised in North
Carolina, uneducated but naturally intel
ligent, about 111 year- old. weighing '-W
and 273 jwnnds ro-iwclivcly, and children
ot a mother who now weigh- nearly ll
pounds. Tlie vt ins were lond of plaj ing
draught", but never agahi-t each other,
-.l.ing it would I no amusement.
They were not members uf any church,
but went occa.-ionally with their wives.
Their brains were distinct. They were
good business men. and olten i.i driving a.
bargain they vvoald walk a--ids and eon-alt
together a to what was be-t. They had
ojilv two deal and duiuh uliildrcn. Tho
deaf girl ree.tntlv mirrict in ILileigh. No
two men were more honest in their dealings
nor more pertinacious in habits.
Dr. Ilolling-wortli is further of the opin
ion that the ilcith ol Kng was nut ran-vtl by
an artery or vital coiiiH-etinii through tho
liga-.nen: tliat united them .and helicie-that
there was no -uch vital cmnet'tion. becaiiMi
he has attended them when ono wa- sick
and the other in gid h..iltti. and when,
there was a- many as Cit ImaLs diiTereiuv !.
the minute in their pul-ilieatioiis. The dm
tor docs not lielieve that il the ligame.it b nl
been vertil ling- life imld have livu
snviil. but thinks any ojieration unless jwr
formed immediatc! ii'n the di-covcrj ol"
Chans" death would have hj-tcned that o.
Kng. T'ne hiHln-s at .n--ent Iieeinlriliiiiit
in a large air-tiiht tin bos. which wa-i
dareil in a large wooden lux, made -4-etne-ly
tight and pl-ovl m the cellar of th.
TlIK t mkUh ColET. Colonel John V .
PorMJ, in the I'lnlad. Ipn.a JV. thu- refer-to"
the iu-tici- ol ihc Supreme Court .
Tlics: judges i r ju-tiees of the s-ujircmit
Court arc rather jovi.il, with all their grav
ity. They hive exceptional social advan
tages. They are asked everywhere, ami
they go even where that i urojvr. A -oi t.
or divinity hdlges them round alwut. They
arc lir-t at every -tate ocia-ion, or nearlv
lirst. They are welcome ligurchcad- ac
great weddings. They dominate great d-i.
tiers. They decorate reception- ami I alls.
Ajii-ticeora Chicf-Jii-tice at a part n
Washington is like a prince at a lirawuig
rooai in London, or a cardinal in luimc
They flutter in aud out ol' the Senate, wuli
a -age and solemn air uf posn-.-ion. I
think it is in ev idence that they often eon
dc-ctnd to sherry and bniicignc, and I
fear tlwt tirier and N'cl-o.i cXi-.-jitionall'
,li,-..n.li-,l i.ii.l.! ri- hi-krv. Tlie wholenine
atl'eet thodrami. ."lolm Mar-hill undoubtedly
sheil ti-ai over K.inn Kcmble. ju-t as tho
eminent IVnn-lvaiiia L liu-t-.iu.-tiv. Jonn.
ll.inni-tcr til-ii. iiloli.'t-il olil .lclicr-ui.
Davis. ..I IllinoK and Swaync. of Dhio.
Miller, of Iowa and Clifford, or Jlainc, di.
not denv tbeirwcahni-is lor a iroinl opera or
toilet, and .lo-vyii Stor , like Caleb Cush
ing, enjoved r. goo.1 novil and wrotcsomc
t.tv f vir iie!r when he wis a young man
iv that there arc many reason- w hva states
man who lias got throug'i with other ouicc
should a-pire to round his career by a seat,
on the velvet cu-hior.s of the Spireme
liench. It i- for lilc. 1 1 is a oeial power
ltisaco-v likilimt on politics. ItisnoC
anexbau-'tivc lalsir. The salary is good,
and never touched except to tie rai-cd. At
the law is the rojal jirole ion in thLs coun
try. s a place in the Supreme Court is tho
only royal laurel that ran be placed on an
.vmcncaii iavci umii.
James Ucll, of Barnard, Vt., met "tho
well-dressed, gentlemanly apjearing man,"
the story I whose exploits cxhau-t so many
typo fonts each year, on Trcniont street.
Saturday afternoon. The man beowed $'3
was ju-t around the corner. ".Mr. Bell."
said the nice gentleman. "I want to pay
this fellow $13. but I have no small bills,
only this gold." So Mr. Bell lends him $13;
they go tip to the bank to get the gold,
changed. Sold again. Ronton 'i i .
Having to preach in the pulpit of the
town in' which ho found hi- wire, on the
Sabliath after his marriage, one maladroit,
uiini-tcr who had grown iron gray as a.
bachelor in his simplicity so far lorgot all
-uggc-tions po-siblc to me occasion, as to
announce as his text, Job xxix. 2, and read
amid tho painful titter-of thcjieoIe : "O
that I were as in months ja-t; as in tho
days when (iod preserved mc "
Some envious eorreslondcnt in the U'e-t-licld
Timet a.-ks that the School Commiliei.
vi-it one or the town schools in the outer
di-trie:s where the Inly teacher allows her
young man to -it kidu her during school
hours, with his ami around her waist, oc
casionally taking a ki-. In this State tho
inspection committee does all that sort or
work him-eir. I'ullanJ llcraU.
Alexis has written almok atmnt America,
in which he sensibly commends the national
di-h of jwrk and beans. He thinks it
would bear transjdanting to Ku ia.
The Chuicli I'nion stales " hot and hot
ter" tho fact that the first 1'resbytcrian
Church or Baltimore has had Tor its pastor,
in the order nanicd, tho Kcv. Messrs. Kur
niss, Bellows, Sparks, BUzup and Burnop.
Mr..KneoandMisn Crawl wcro marricil
in Dcs Moines recently. The registrar
mu-t have entered the event under the head
of Knce-Urawlogy.
And now somebody has spent seven years
preparing to prove that Christopher Colcm
bus didn't di-covcr America after all. Per
haps Chris didn't cro. Graphic.
It is said that the Vermont Board oT Ag
riculture have started the conundrum,
"shall Vermont grow her own fruit trees?"
Certainly, by all means. Who's a hinder
in herlUutlmJ 67oie.
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